LittleBluberry

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  1. I kind of like to know that construction guys are there, the noise publicly announces their presence. Some sort of stealth, ninja construction guys repaired the fence between us and our neighbor the other day. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they fixed it (especially since the kid in that house smashed the fence up with his lacrosse practice) but it makes me nervous to have random strange guys sneaking around my yard.
  2. My parents are apparently going to arrive after we leave, in time to pick the kids up from school. They're then going to leave Sunday morning, before we get home. Kinda weird to know they're going to be here and I won't even see them, but since my Dad had cataract surgery today he doesn't want to leave tomorrow. (He also doesn't want to stay home. He's a touch stubborn.) I'm not at all stressed about the idea of my kids getting stranded somewhere. I mean, I've got alternate babysitters in reserve, but it still feels wrong.
  3. Does anyone know if we'll be able to get into the Thursday dinner if we're arriving after registration closes? I'm not expecting it to be heavily guarded, but I don't want to cause a problem.
  4. Can't like that, it's a killer double major to get.
  5. This is pretty much the reason why we both use Fitbit silent alarms. Because sleep is precious. @Pingo, "blossomed" is very much the right word to describe my darling daughter as well. Moving to the high school has agreed with her, for which I am very grateful.
  6. I'm assuming that the ulterior motives are not the issue (way to his heart and all) rather the surprise at how it's like someone flipped a switch and turned into an adult-ish? Yeah, that sort of happened with my 15 year old daughter this fall.
  7. I bought a couple of mini cheesecakes. I'm totally blaming you guys.
  8. That is just so very, very wrong. Even worse that it was the whole cake. And now I want cheesecake. Might have to pick up a single slice from the grocery store. I know enough about country living to know that John Deere is always a classic.
  9. At this point I'm bringing a few random things I painted just so I can say I've got something. Will also bring a couple of things I'm working on, I think. Going to try and focus on learning stuff and having fun and not doing everything "perfectly".
  10. Well I figured out one reason why I'm feeling less than capable at the moment. One of the plague bearers children came down with a fever. Which probably means I'm fighting off some sort of cold/flu virus. Really feeling glad that this weekend was designated as a quiet one for getting stuff done. Now I can just get less stuff done. I had contemplated making biscotti, but apparently someone ate most of the pecans. Teenaged boys have a way of making all the useful food disappear.
  11. Sympathies, Ary. I woke up at 6am today for no particular reason and didn't get much sleep after that. Not really feeling great either, but there's only so much I can do about that. Maybe I'll try having more coffee.
  12. The label claims it is an extra large. It is quite a bit smaller than a shirt from a brick and mortar retailer of the same supposed size. Heck, it's smaller than the mens medium. They say they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so we'll see.
  13. Yeah, well now I've got no shirt *and* no cash. I think I'm going to stick Zazzle with it and take them up on their "satisfaction guarantee" because the sizing is so ridiculously far off as to be unreasonable. I even took measurements before ordering.
  14. My River Widows t-shirt finally arrived and it's waaaaay too small.
  15. I think it's time for more coffee.
  16. Morton Harket was dreamy back when a-ha was a hot new thing. That voice... <sighs> I really like a man who can sing.
  17. Source nectar always affects the taste of the honey. My dad never bothered keeping track of where his bees ranged, but professional beekeepers will sell you varietal honey. I've got some Raspberry and Fireweed honey at the moment. I find myself wishing I had room to keep bees, but maybe I'm not really up to taking on that project anyway. Better than making it in chem lab like my sister did. Fortunately she was clever enough to use the fume hood as intended. And this Friday can stop acting like it wants to be a Monday. Why does everything have to go to broccoli all at once and all on a Friday??? I don't get nearly enough sleep to deal with all of this. <faceplants>
  18. I used Liselle as an online handle once... I don't look that young and cute any more but I still have the dimples, which is better than nothing, I guess.
  19. Nooooooooo!!
  20. Maybe... Would have to check with my traveling companion.
  21. They call it a Sack O Skulls, I think. But yes, Secret Weapon is the easiest option.
  22. So I'm not the only crazy one. Good to know.
  23. So one, very minor, silly sounding point to add: Don't store the bottles upside down. I mention this because someone I know actually did prefer to store his paints upside down, and the matting agent Wren mentioned all settled into the tip of the bottle. The tip of the bottle is the one place that the agitator can't reach, therefore when he next used his sealer he ended up ruining his paint job. I assume this wisdom also applies to primer.
  24. Couldn't "like" that, but I can sympathize.
  25. Yeaaaaah..... So OCD goes both ways when it comes to school work. On the one hand, my sister was always top of her class because she never felt that she'd done enough school work. (She has both a Governor General Bronze and Silver medal.) Then on the other hand there is my darling daughter who is frequently so anxious about the quality of her work that sometimes she can't even form coherent sentences much less write an essay. I suspect they are both equally intelligent, but one of them is a lot more likely to ask for help than the other. And coincidentally it's OCD awareness week this week. So I'm going to be obnoxious and give you guys another link.