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post #21 of 95 Old 03-13-2020, 01:12 PM
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@CopperLove from what I've read of what you've written, those kids seem a little... hmm... in a very natural state. I don't have anything against homeschooling per se, but I always worry that those kids aren't being exposed to a lot of society, and they will grow up not understanding their own culture, and how to interact with other members of society. Like the ones you've posted with them going to the bathroom. Normal kids don't say and do things like that, at least not kids that I know, even boys, even young ones. IDK, maybe it's different out in the country, but surely even then most kids out there are a little less... feral?

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post #23 of 95 Old 03-13-2020, 01:23 PM
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Happy Friday everyone!! What a crazy week it has been!

Our weather sucks, so I will be staying in this weekend. I made sure to pick up paint when I was in town this week, so at least I can tackle a few projects around here. We have cold temps and more snow. I think with windchill it was -25 celsius this morning. SO over winter. It makes me so jealous that @JCnGrace has to mow lawn!!! That is unbelievable to me since we are still snow/ice covered. Nothing will be growing here for quite some time!

A local tack store has their annual sales event on this weekend. I normally stock up on all my dewormers and any blankets/supplies I need since it is all marked down. I like going into the store for the event, but inevitably end up coming home with more than I needed. Well, I woke up with a cold and due to everything happening I decided to just order all my stuff online. Besides, the roads are not good right now anyway.

Baloney = yuck! But B/f LOVES balognie sammiches and especially the fried variety. I am lazy and if I"m making them for him I throw them in the pan whole, but I think he normally cuts them in half. He likes having them on squishy white bread and lotsa mayo.

I made homemade tomato/tortellini soup last night. So may just have leftovers tonight. Or maybe make pancakes since I have a craving.

DST is a love/hate thing. I love the longer nights, but hate the dark mornings. I have slept in nearly every morning this week and have just been exhausted.

Hope everyone is safe this weekend!!

And yes, @aubie , we need to keep these conversations going each week. I enjoy this thread :)
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post #24 of 95 Old 03-13-2020, 01:38 PM
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@ACinATX I do wonder about that myself. But, I obviously would never say it out loud because they're not my kids.

One thing about the barn owners is that they aren't from Kentucky, whereas I am, and that's perfectly more than fine. But they talk a lot about loving KY and how they can't wait for it to "get back to its roots." From an Appalachian History perspective - there are lots of things to be proud of but lots of things not to be and a lot of hard times in rural Kentucky that were caused by companies who absolutely didn't care about Kentucky or its people as a whole. The coal industry for example, no matter how you feel about coal mining; that is an industry that has and still continues to this day to have a bad history of abusing their workers to varying degrees. Sorry, that's a bit serious for a Friday Night convo, but true to our situation and I think it's part of that mindset that leads them to homeschool. They think "their way" is something to go back to and they don't want them to be influenced by certain ideas and public school. They haven't explicitly admitted this, but I know that's part of what it is. There are great things about Kentucky as with any state. But I don't actually think some of the "roots" they talk about going back to are things to strive for.

Quite frankly, they have a lot of viewpoints I don't agree with. But I am glad they believe in rebuilding rural horsemanship activities, and I hope they succeed in that. KY used to have a lot more interest in recreational riding. Now, most people think of racehorses when they think about the horse industry in KY. A lot of our campground/park areas meant for horseback riding are showing major disrepair and disuse.

But as far as the going to the bathroom outdoors thing... I think maybe it is different out in the country? It's certainly not the norm to just go potty outside, but I have known grown men who insist on peeing off their own back porch. (Which I've always thought was gross because... I mean if you're outside for long periods hiking, camping, etc. yeah you can and must use the bathroom outdoors but if you're doing it in the same place over and over that's going to make a really really gross and unhealthy area.) KL doesn't seem to bat an eye if they pee outdoors but when she found out he did #2 outside the barn, she insisted he help clean it up, and dad had a talk with him about not doing that anymore.

But yes... I would have to say most children here are not quite as feral in that regard. They are polite in other ways, saying please and thank you and excuse me, and the 6yo opening and closing gates for me, etc. I think there are lots of valuable things they are learning, but maybe some they aren't.

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post #26 of 95 Old 03-13-2020, 01:46 PM
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So weird to read about snow...it was a beautiful day yesterday, sunny and 80F!

Lacy is looking better, but still has spots of rain rot on her neck. Back is much improved, so should be able to ride her by next week. Going to slather on the MTG tonight again. She is fine with it if I rub it in with a sponge, but brushing her is still taboo! So weird to not be able to pet one's horse.

Everyone got their pedicures yesterday, Chivas is barefoot again and feeling frisky. Lacy got front shoes and Sassy stays barefoot. Been using Pete's goo and it seems to be helping in all the rain.

Fried bologna (y'all spell it different?) is really good with a side of eggs and crispy toast. Also good in sandwich with mayo, lettuce and tomato. We were poor growing up, bologna was a staple. I like it any way, but fried is best!

Coming up to St. Patrick's Day so will be making corned beef and cabbage next week. Tuesday I think. Yummy stuff and Aldi's has all the fixings on sale...YAY
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Dinner's up in the air. I'm headed to the barn, might do leftovers if my dad goes out with his gf again.

People at the gym are very worried about the virus. Attendance is way down & folks are freezing or cancelling their memberships left and right. I have a friend in med school afraid boards will be cancelled & rotations delayed. Even church has suspended for a month.

Back on Sunday, I made an utterly wild choice, and rented a lioness costume and offered to be the Boston Pride's (women's pro hockey) mascot for the semi-final. I had a blast, people loved it, and the Pride won. I was going to reprise my role tonight at the final, but it's been suspended. (The other team, the WhiteCaps, is based in MN, so they would have to fly here, and the arena holds 500+ spectators and was sold out.) I was so excited, but I understand their concern. (They said I am welcome to come back when the final's rescheduled.)

It is a little scary to work in healthcare. I don't want to inadvertently carry any virus to someone like my dad, who is broadly healthy but also in his 70s.

(Update: well, maybe not the barn. My car won't start. Ugh.)
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post #28 of 95 Old 03-13-2020, 02:35 PM
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I too tried to fix and clean-up as aubie put it "the spill..".
So, the post is looking right but in the wrong place...
I admit defeat and called for tech support to please correct my mess now...
Seems a clock is out of sync one minute faster than the other...as our posts are not only numbered but recorded with a time posted it did what it did...bad clock!!
Hang in there, tech will be along shortly and fix the muddled and make it right..until then...
It is Friday the 13th...and we're off!!



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post #29 of 95 Old 03-13-2020, 02:36 PM
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So weird to read about snow...it was a beautiful day yesterday, sunny and 80F!


Fried bologna (y'all spell it different?) is really good with a side of eggs and crispy toast. Also good in sandwich with mayo, lettuce and tomato. We were poor growing up, bologna was a staple. I like it any way, but fried is best!
Hahaha, I just realized I spelled it 2 different ways in my post. I think I could benefit from spell check!
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post #30 of 95 Old 03-13-2020, 02:39 PM
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Hahaha, I just realized I spelled it 2 different ways in my post. I think I could benefit from spell check!
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