Our Daily Thread 12-20-14

Good Morning!

5 Days!!!! 🙂

Today’s header photo is from Kare.

*It’s now Sunday the 21st, so I believe someone has a birthday today.

Happy Birthday Linda. 🙂

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On this day in 1790 the first successful cotton mill in the United States began operating at Pawtucket, RI.

In 1860 South Carolina became the first state to secede from the American Union. 

In 1879 Thomas A. Edison privately demonstrated his incandescent light at Menlo Park, NJ. 

And in 1968 author John Steinbeck died at the age of 66.

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Quote of the Day

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.”

Dale Evans

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 This one is a request.

And this one is because I like it. From King’s College Choir

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Anyone have a QoD?

4,241 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 12-20-14

  1. So, will this open in a new room?

    Oh, so pretty and springlike! I love the cherry blossoms! Who brought the daffodils? Oh, and was it a child who brought the dandelions in? (Oh, of course it was you, Mumsee. They are kinda pretty, but . . . )

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  2. Thanks, Mumsee. I feel that she is lenient and she is feeling I am harsh. I did speak to the principal and she said don’t let it bother you, what you did is right. He knows the rules.
    Nice to be affirmed. And, if there are any problems, it is good to keep her informed. We have yellow slips to write up incidents. I almost never do, but this boy has now been written up three times in a week. Once by another teacher.

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  3. I was hoping that getting stitches that first time would be enough!
    Mom was also upset that the little girl who pulled on his foot didn’t get in trouble and he did for jumping on her. Not quite the same thing…..
    The girl is very little.

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  4. I am hoping that the ants will soon find the poison that I oh, so nicely put out for them.
    I had an ice cream bar yesterday, a Magnum!, and they found the wrapper sitting next to me on the counter in no time.

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  5. Beautiful day out in the milking parlor this morning. Sun was shining, melting the night’s frost. Fog was lifting from the canyons, nothing but blue sky above. The roosters and hens and blackbirds and sparrows and juncoes and whatever else were enjoying the leftovers from the sheep grain.

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  6. We’re having a lovely spring day here in New England as well. Temps are in the high 60s today, & we are expecting temps in the low 80s tomorrow. (Not really looking forward to the heat, but low 80s isn’t too bad if the humidity is low.)

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  7. Easter Monday here, but still a holiday.
    I went to bed at 7:30 last night, I was so tired. I didn’t do that much so I think it was eating all the carbs at our Easter brunch. I don’t usually eat many carbs. I didn’t eat too much, but still more than usual. Glad I avoided that awful feeling when you have too much sugar.

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  8. I did not avoid that awful feeling. Husband bought a lot of Easter candy before he decided to head out. He also boiled a bunch of eggs to decorate. I tried a bit of this and a bit of that and realized the fact I have not had any in months and that I am older, meant it was not a good idea. We ate the eggs without decorating them. Husband was in a fog when he agreed to go driving this time, did not even realize he was leaving over Easter. This may well be his last drive.

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  9. My new habit here is to crack each egg into a different bowl. The ones that they are getting in our store have been rotten. I had three rotten ones last week. I always look at the date on the carton. I put them down the toilet. and go get another.

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  10. We always crack eggs into another bowl, especially store eggs. Once burned, twice shy, as they say. I do not like the smell of rotten eggs in my house.

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  11. So what happens if you boil a rotten egg? I’ve never had a rotten egg, but would it burst during cooking? Would it boil but smell bad if you crack it to eat it? I always crack eggs into a separate bowl because you can see egg-shell fragments better that way, but I’ve never had a rotten one.

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  12. Nope, it is not.

    As far as I know, a rotten egg will rise to the surface of a bowl of water so one would notice when setting them on to boil. The smell would probably be so bad, you would throw out the whole batch, but I don’t know.

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  13. Okay, I did the plank for 50 seconds today. That is a record for me. So nice to be getting stronger. Archie is growing so I figured that I’d better get in shape if I am going to hold him.

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  14. Good work. My pushups are kind of like a wavering plank.

    Time to go get eggs and milk a goat and feed the rabbits and laugh at the sheep.

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  15. Can’t imagine doing so many push ups. I am sorta trying pullups. There is a bar on the playground and I just hang for a few seconds. Wanting to get stronger without injuring my back. So working up to it very slowly.

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  16. Well, the things they do…

    I am waiting for the rain to let up before taking my bike for a spin. I hope I don’t forget how to ride before it stops.

    I am fairly certain I have no pullups in me.

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  17. Absolutely. Being able to hang will develop the strength and then on to actual lifts. You go, girl! And I need to get out on my bike. My goal is to be able to ride around the block consistently. That is about four miles of ups and downs. And then I should be able to ride to and from town in the summer. But I am not up to riding in the rain yet.

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  18. Yes, the meeting went okay. Not sure that I had much to say, but wanted to connect and alert them to a few things. I found a book someone mentioned called ‘Smart, but Scattered’ that describes this child.

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  19. Just helped another teacher move two carloads of stuff. Then take dog food somewhere and then back to where the dog was and they will walk it over. By the time I got home, my car was overheating. Now the neighbor wants a ride somewhere….

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  20. Sounds like your car needs to strengthen those core muscles. Time for planks and pull ups! Isn’t it nice to be able to help somebody? For some reason, I did not think about people having dogs over there. Are they common? Do they have strays running around?

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  21. Couldn’t get the switch to work to open the hood nd add more water. I will go by autoshop today and see if they can do it. Also I want to find out if they ordered a new radiator for me. My car really didn’t like making two extra trips last night for the neighbor. They had a dinner for new folks somewhere else, she had the keys, but her food wasn’t ready. Then, once she let them in, she forgot I was outside waiting to take her home and get her food. oh, well

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  22. How long did you have to wait?

    I don’t drive anymore, but whenever I go somewhere with anyone, I bring some reading material. You just never know when it may come in handy. 🙂

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  23. Spoke to an autoshop guy at lunch whose sons I have taught. Then I went down after school. I waited and then he added water and kept checking it out. I thought some parts were ordered long ago, turns out that they weren’t. Anyway, he really likes my engine and I told him I want everything fixed that needs fixing. So we made a list and he had me email it to him, which I already did. Hopefully the car will be fine until I leave. Then I would like to leave it at the autoshop to have all those things taken care of.

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  24. We get to talk cars and football here. And every now and then I slip in something about plants. Just to remind him that there are other interests in the world. He knows I am not interested in the minute details of cars or football and I know he has no interest in plants. But then, he is going to be a crop duster and did take a floriculture class this year.

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