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  1. On 12/31/2019 at 7:26 AM, Kangaroorex said:

    Ouch!  Sorry to hear about that.  That can be annoying to heal a joint break.  They're painful and it's hard to remember not to move it.  


    Fortunately it doesn't hurt much, and probably nothing is displaced, which is why I corrected to "fracture" from "broken".  Because while broken wasn't wrong, it does imply a more severe injury than she's got.  Of course I then had to correct her when she was all, "It's not like it's really broken, I shouldn't have to wear a sling when school starts, right?" :rolleyes:


    On 12/31/2019 at 1:23 PM, OneBoot said:

    I didn't get my license until I was 18, simply because I wasn't ready to do so when I was a teenager, and I'm glad I wasn't pressured to do so earlier. It would not have made things any easier!


    Teenage daughter is also putting off driving a bit longer.  We tried to do driver's Ed over the summer, but she just wasn't up to the driving practice.  We'll get it done after high school.  

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  2. 43 minutes ago, 72moonglum said:

    I wonder if lots of folks ended up here because of Bones? Also hard to believe that Bones started up so long ago, or am I just old and my life is flashing in front of my eyes?


    A lot of us did join around Bones 1, myself included.  I'd read stuff on the forums before, but Bones 1 got me to register and participate.  ^_^

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  3. Just got home from the doctor, teenage daughter did indeed break her elbow.  So it's in a sling and we get to follow up with an orthopedist.  At least I got my CPAP part.  So tomorrow I might stop being irritable.  


    Correction, I should have said "fracture".  It's probably not a serious fracture, but still needs tending.

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  4. 57 minutes ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

    Geez, even masks??  I have "several" old ones and a brand new spare (got it before my medical coverage at my old job was up) around for backup (and because I'm  packrat....). If it wouldn't take two weeks to get there I'd send you one.

    Have you considered popping across the border and visiting a shop? Pretty sure there is nothing on our side to prevent them from selling a mask to you if you don't need to run it through insurance....


    I'm visiting my parents in Langley, BC soon, I might pick up a spare since both my daughter and I use the same mask.  Good idea!


    @Unruly, I gave up coffee this summer, no regrets.  Tea is enough to manage.

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  5. 22 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

    What broke?  I'm on my second one now but the failure in my first one was the heater, so I just wasn't getting moisture which, while annoying, didn't keep me from using it.

    Even one day without mine and I feel exhausted.  Hope you get it straightened out quickly.
    You could try some of the respiratory therapy places (they seem to be everywhere now). You might be able to get a loaner.



    Thanks for the moral support!  Unfortunately there is a law preventing sale of medical equipment without a prescription.  I've done a bunch of calling around and greasing of bureaucratic wheels, so they'll get me a mask 'soon'.  I accidentally poked a hole in it attempting to clean it, because it was filthy and that wasn't helping either.  So my own fault for putting off dealing with it for too long.  


    Teenage daughter is getting better, though, after also being sick since Thanksgiving.  Amoxicillin for the win!  @Chaoswolf, I hope they help your wife feel better soon!  Figuring out chronic illness is always a difficult marathon.  

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  6. 9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    @Darsc Zacal


    Stollen / German Christmas Fruitcake/Bread




    We Dutch also eat is, although the version we buy in the store is without booze

    It's more of a sweet raisin bread with powdered sugar and almond paste.


    I bought one at a local grocery store, it was pretty good but I wish it had almond paste in it.  :down:   I might have to make my own.  


    So very tired, though.  Trying to navigate medical bureaucracy to get a replacement CPAP part, we'll see how that goes.  

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  7. 19 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

    Except I don’t sleep well with the lights on :wacko:


    I think they forgot to give me that before we left the hospital. I begged one of the nurses to come with us, but they said I had to take care of her myself ::o::unsure:


    It might be the changing of the light that's waking her.  I'm guessing in an old apartment you don't have dimmer switches, though.  

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  8. On 12/20/2019 at 4:47 AM, TGP said:

    Question for December 20th: Have you built any Snowmen in the last month or so?


    Yesterday was officially the rainiest single day here in 10 years.  So no snowmen here yet, although we did go see Frozen 2 around Thanksgiving.  My kids like to build one giant snow monster when we get snow, we then watch to see how long it lasts after all the other snow has melted.


    8 hours ago, TGP said:

    Battle of the Bands Weekend / Question for December 21st & 22nd: In your music collection, what band do you have more albums from than any other?* What album cover is your favorite out of all those you have ever seen?


    Most albums is probably U2, partly because they've stayed together as a band for so very long.  No album covers come to mind, but I'm not home so I can't check.

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  9. What a crazy couple of days.  Teenage daughter's concert was really well done, I swear the percussion ensemble channeled the Trans Siberian Orchestra, and that was just one group.  My daughter is apparently working on a level of bard, she seemed to be casting charm person on her male friend who just happened to be in the front row.  :;):


    Been pretty rainy (rainiest single day in 10 years, apparently) and my CPAP machine is broken so I'm going to be EXTRA tired and cranky until at least Monday.  Got to clean up my kitchen so that my daughter can finish making cookies for her friends.  (Hmmmm, probably part of her material components, now that I think about it.) Maybe I'll try and get some gifts wrapped or work on my Secret Sophie.  


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  10. On 12/18/2019 at 12:33 AM, TGP said:

    Question for December 18th: Is there a traditional holiday food item (or two) that is on your avoid at all costs list?


    Hubby's family tradition is to have mimosas and spiked coffee on Christmas morning.  I will probably be refusing those for the first time this year, my stomach can't handle coffee any more and barely tolerates any alcohol.  


    6 hours ago, TGP said:

    Question for December 19th: Have you added anything to the Pledge Manager yet, beyond what you initially pledged for in Bones V ??


    We just haven't had time to sit down together and plan what to do with our pledge, so haven't even looked at it.  After Christmas, probably.


    Most recent paint?  Rose Gold.  ::D:

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  11. The 12 Days minis are finally in the store!  ::D:  Unfortunately I was unable to pay via PayPal, there is something wonky with the store site again.  (Kept logging me out, everything's still in my cart even through I've got an order in the system.)  Just figured I should let everyone know!


    Addendum:  Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come has a spelling error in the name.  If you follow the link on the front page that shows all the holiday minis you'll see her, but a search for "Christmas" won't pull her up.  

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  12. 2 hours ago, Sylverthorne said:


    This reminds me, I need to make truffles. And cookies Royal Icing, because truffles only use the yolks..

    I might need to get my paws on another bottle of orange liqueur though; I suspect we are Out... possibly because Mr. Thorne has been augmenting his cocoa with Cointreau. 

    I can't talk, I've been augmenting mine with Irish Cream. Or Tolon-tolon .. .>.>


    Are you doing Royal Icing the old school way?  I'm guessing since you raise your own chickens you're not bothering with pasteurized eggs or whatnot...

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  13. 13 minutes ago, Adept Legacy said:

    Finally, for something very off topic, the best way to parent a four year old seems to be using FOMO instead of reverse psychology.


    I can see that working, but you have to use that strategy with care lest you end up with a four year old who's afraid sleep means missing out.  


    Tweens can apparently be motivated with YOLO.  

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  14. I'm so late starting!  I feel guilty, even though I knew I was probably not going to be able to get it painted by Christmas, the expectation is that it's sent out by late January, etc.  My bits arrived Thursday, though, so I hope to start Monday!  I could use a break from Christmas prep.  

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  15. One nice thing about gaming with kids is that hopefully school has taught them how to sit at a table in a group and listen to an adult.  ^_^  You might want to spend a few minutes at the start explaining what table manners are expected and how they make the game more fun for everyone.  Clear expectations up front always help, regardless of age.  


    Personally I've found that having the initiative order written out where players can see it really helps with keeping people engaged. Other than that I agree with Haldir--it really depends on the group.  

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  16. <sigh>  Waiting for the pediatrician's nurse to call me back about teen daughter's dizzy spells.  They wouldn't let me just make an appointment, which means I'm dithering around waiting for the phone to ring instead of planning my day.  <_< I'm sure there's a reason why they want to triage, but when I called yesterday they wanted me to check with the psychiatrist first about possible medication causes, so it really feels like I'm getting a run-around.  I just want her to be able to feel better.  :down: 

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