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by Zoe

February 5th, 2016, 5:04 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Poll: wisdom teeth removal

Replies: 35

Views: 503
Re: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

Gem Queen|1454380445|3985433 wrote:I would love to watch some food movies. Can you give some recommendation? Does anyone know of any good food-based books?


Chef and The Hundred Foot Journey were really good.

by Zoe

February 4th, 2016, 8:08 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

Replies: 241

Views: 4223
Re: A Book(s) Thread

I recently read Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight and Before You by JoJo Moyes. I just began After You, the sequel to Before You. It's good so far. I'm looking for others to read, so I'll have to go back a few pages and see what's been recommended.

by Zoe

February 4th, 2016, 8:06 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A Book(s) Thread

Replies: 543

Views: 7435
Re: What is your favorite dog breed?

It's hard to pick my absolute most favorite breed, but my parents' Lhasa apso is pretty awesome. He's the perfect combination of soft and fluffy, cuddly and friendly, and he's not yappy at all. For some reason, I'm drawn to a few terriers: soft-coated wheatons, Norfolk/Norwich, and westies. My husba...

by Zoe

February 4th, 2016, 7:45 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What is your favorite dog breed?

Replies: 96

Views: 1365
Re: If you could do anything your heart desires to earn a li

If I had a different job than what I do now, I think I'd want to be an artist. I have no artistic abilities though, so I'd have to learn. I'd love to be a painter.

by Zoe

February 4th, 2016, 4:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: If you could do anything your heart desires to earn a living

Replies: 62

Views: 1068
Re: Least Favorite Household Chore

We hired a cleaning service to clean our house every 2 weeks. We do the in between/daily stuff, but it helps us so much and it's worth every penny. Missy, my husband and I used to argue about who should do what around the house. My husband does a lot but cleaning isn't one of his strengths. I used t...

by Zoe

February 1st, 2016, 5:15 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Least Favorite Household Chore

Replies: 71

Views: 782
Re: Etiquette visitors and pets?

We don't put our cats elsewhere - they're free to roam around as usual. They're very skittish though, so they hide for the duration of most guests' visits.

by Zoe

December 14th, 2015, 4:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Etiquette visitors and pets?

Replies: 85

Views: 1070
Re: Did your life turn out how you expected?

Asscherlover, I hear you on the student loan and house issue. I regret certain decisions I/we made but nothing was ill intentioned and we tried to make the best out of an unfortunate situation (tanking housing market and bad economy). That's frustrating to feel like you're doing what you can but you...

by Zoe

November 8th, 2015, 3:03 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Did your life turn out how you expected?

Replies: 66

Views: 1575
Re: Did your life turn out how you expected?

I think it's funny that some know exactly what they want out of life and go for it, while others have trouble with that. My sister's always known what she's wanted and she made everything happen as soon as she graduated college. I sort of floundered for a few years until finally deciding to begin gr...

by Zoe

November 8th, 2015, 2:55 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Did your life turn out how you expected?

Replies: 66

Views: 1575
Re: All about coffee......

I began drinking iced coffee about 20 years ago, and now I like hot coffee as well. I go through phases where I'll get coffee on the way to work for a few months at a time, and then I won't touch it for a while. I don't put sugar or sweetener in it, only extra skim milk or almond milk sometimes. I l...

by Zoe

November 8th, 2015, 2:16 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: All about coffee......

Replies: 85

Views: 1070
Re: Did your life turn out how you expected?

I'm sorry, Kenny.

Tacori, you have a beautiful little girl (who's not so little anymore!) and I loved getting to know you two while living near each other. Life throws us curve balls, for sure, and I've always been impressed by how you handeled yours.

by Zoe

November 6th, 2015, 6:31 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Did your life turn out how you expected?

Replies: 66

Views: 1575
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

I just wanted to pop in and tell you, MP, how much I've been thinking about you and your little ones. I read the baby threads, and I love reading everyone's updates.

by Zoe

November 6th, 2015, 5:16 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16231

Views: 406523

by Zoe

November 6th, 2015, 4:39 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Did your life turn out how you expected?

Replies: 66

Views: 1575
Re: Did your life turn out how you expected?

I'll start, and forgive me if this has been brought up before. My college roommates had everything planned to a T, and it was interesting to watch things unfold for them after graduating. It was like they could check off a box for each life goal as it was achieved. I'm a planner in general, but when...

by Zoe

November 6th, 2015, 4:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Did your life turn out how you expected?

Replies: 66

Views: 1575
Did your life turn out how you expected?

[size=85Did you have your life planned out a certain way when you were younger? Has it turned out the way you wanted it to for the most part? [/size]

by Zoe

November 6th, 2015, 4:22 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Did your life turn out how you expected?

Replies: 66

Views: 1575
Re: Teen High School Common Core Math RANT

Although don't I think the CC is going away, just in my 13 years or so teaching career alone, I've worked with 4 different versions of standards to teach. The pendulum is always swinging one way or another. Whatever happens, there needs to be more training for parents so they truly understand why th...

by Zoe

November 6th, 2015, 4:11 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Teen High School Common Core Math RANT

Replies: 34

Views: 704
Re: Dave Ramsey question

We did steps 1, 2 (except my student loans), 3, and we're doing step 4 now. Step 5 doesn't apply since we don't have kids. I know the right thing to do is to get rid of our last debt and then go back to steps 3 and 4, but it's hard to do when life gets in the way and things like layoffs happen. NEL,...

by Zoe

November 5th, 2015, 5:36 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Dave Ramsey question

Replies: 7

Views: 339
Re: Jimmy Kimmel Halloween Challenge

I don't think it will do damage to kids, Kenny. Sure , some may see it as mean spirited, but I think people can lighten up a little . It's not about lightening up, I just don't think everybody likes mean spirited pranks. I'm not saying you can't like them or do them. I just don't like them. :) Sorr...

by Zoe

November 5th, 2015, 4:24 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Jimmy Kimmel Halloween Challenge

Replies: 24

Views: 366
Re: Do you ever want to spend the holidays just with your SO

Oops, sorry, CJ, I read your original question and then went off on my own tangent.

by Zoe

November 4th, 2015, 7:23 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you ever want to spend the holidays just with your SO?

Replies: 75

Views: 1218
Re: Jimmy Kimmel Halloween Challenge

I don't think it will do damage to kids, Kenny. Sure, some may see it as mean spirited, but I think people can lighten up a little.

by Zoe

November 4th, 2015, 6:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Jimmy Kimmel Halloween Challenge

Replies: 24

Views: 366
Re: Which countries would be your top pick to visit?

Ireland, definitely. My husband would love to move there tomorrow if he could. Of the countries on your list, CJ, hmm, I think I'd pick Greece because it's so beautiful. I'm not sure why but I'm not interested in visiting Asia. There are so many places I'd love to see, it would be a hard choice!

by Zoe

November 4th, 2015, 6:53 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Which countries would be your top pick to visit?

Replies: 20

Views: 412
Re: Do you ever want to spend the holidays just with your SO

This year I'm actually leaving my husband on Christmas to travel with my parents to see my niece, my sister, and my BIL. I hate leaving my husband but he's relatively new at his job and he won't have much PTO saved up by then. We'll still go to my in-laws on Christmas Eve, and he says he won't mind ...

by Zoe

November 4th, 2015, 6:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you ever want to spend the holidays just with your SO?

Replies: 75

Views: 1218
Re: Do you ever want to spend the holidays just with your SO

We've done it but it was more out of necessity. A few years ago, my parents were traveling and we were moving or I was sick, so we spent the holidays alone. I wasn't crazy about it but we dealt. Usually, we go to my in-laws on Christmas Eve, since that's when his large family all gets together. We h...

by Zoe

November 4th, 2015, 6:25 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you ever want to spend the holidays just with your SO?

Replies: 75

Views: 1218
Re: Dave Ramsey question

Oh, and I forgot to ask, what was FPU like?

by Zoe

November 4th, 2015, 6:09 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Dave Ramsey question

Replies: 7

Views: 339
Re: Dave Ramsey question

Oh and thanks for the advice! I love Ramsey but other than rarely catching his podcasts online, I can't find him anywhere on the radio. I will hate to give up our savings to pay school loans way down, but I kind of figured that's what the recommendation would be. I'm not sure I can do that, given wh...

by Zoe

November 4th, 2015, 6:06 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Dave Ramsey question

Replies: 7

Views: 339
Dave Ramsey question

I'm hoping to get some help with a question regarding Dave Ramsey. I've looked elsewhere but I can't find the answer, so I thought I'd try here. Let's say you have your emergency savings fund in place. You have no consumer debt except for school loans. You're renting so you don't have a mortgage, bu...

by Zoe

November 4th, 2015, 4:43 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Dave Ramsey question

Replies: 7

Views: 339
Re: Teen High School Common Core Math RANT

I agree with much of what the CC is trying to do, but I don't agree with how it was implemented. School districts should be providing information sessions on it in various disciplines so parents understand it more. I work in a district that adopted the standards and then unadopted them in just a yea...

by Zoe

November 3rd, 2015, 7:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Teen High School Common Core Math RANT

Replies: 34

Views: 704
Re: Teen High School Common Core Math RANT

Common Core is stepping things up, no doubt, but it's trying to encourage thinking beyond relying on rote memorization. Kids often want the answer without really understanding how you get there and why it makes sense. I don't agree with everything CC related but I get that it's supposed to promote c...

by Zoe

November 3rd, 2015, 7:19 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Teen High School Common Core Math RANT

Replies: 34

Views: 704
Re: How much do you like the time change?

I like the idea of an extra hour of sleep, but I never really feel more rested than before. I do hate how dark it gets in the afternoon.

by Zoe

November 2nd, 2015, 7:59 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How much do you like the time change?

Replies: 55

Views: 624
Re: So I got 5 kids for trick or treat

My parents stopped counting after 1200 or so, and they live in a small town. We live in a condo development and we didn't get one trick or treater.

by Zoe

November 2nd, 2015, 7:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: So I got 5 kids for trick or treat

Replies: 50

Views: 896