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Cissie,

OMG...your childhood sounds like a dream. I wish memories of my summers sounded as good as yours....but we had MTV and video games. I always thought advancement and technology were good things and how lucky I am to have all these "necesseties" in my life....now I'm not so sure. <_<

Hearing these stories about "truely" organic veggies and lazy summer days makes me wish I'd been born in a different time. :(

Hey, if there are any computer geniuses here, how about making Rachelville the next Runescape? :)

Runescape??? :huh:

I'm sooo not a computer genius. :ph34r:

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Thank-you Cissie, Let's see I think you are saying it right, it would be the short a and vi sounds like a long e. My mom was reading a book and came across the name, it was actually a boy's name. The book was The Far Land, but I lost my copy years ago. I believe the man that gave her the book was George Boothalee or something like that, think he moved to Oregon someplace. I don't know why I am giving you that history lesson. Must be the gluten! :huh:

It isn't the gluten, Tavi; I thrive on history. Don't forget that I'm the Distinguished Chair Of Literary and Historical Oddities Department at good old UCCF. :lol:

Cissie

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As you may have surmised, I was one of those children. We went bare-footed all summer; we climbed trees, hung from branches, and built tree houses from the planks of fallen fences; we grabbed hold of sturdy vines and swung down mountain sides; we played Capture the Flag, Crack the Whip, Mother May I, and Aunt Dinah's Dead; on extremely hot days we played Monopoly on a shaded porch; we played Pirates, Gypsies, Cowboys and Indians, and Little House on the Prairie - from the books, not from the TV adaptations; we pulled wagons along neighborhood sidewalks, collecting "tin foil" to support the war effort; we rode bikes and skated on those sidewalks, suffering our scrapes and bruises as just temporary nuisances; we played impromtu games of softball with scruffed-up balls and falling-apart mitts, and if our quarrels broke up the game, our mothers didn't rush out to impose peace; and sometimes we did the unthinkable - the thing that would raise horror in the minds of today's grownups - sometimes we lay on our backs in the clover, gazed upon the sky and clouds, AND DID NOTHING AT ALL!!!!!

FREEDOM, SWEET FREEDOM!

Cissie, I loved this, it brought my childhood back to me. As children my brothers and I knew intuitively that it was best not to tell our mother about the swamp and the raft we had made, nor about the tree house we climbed up into nor .... and I don't really ever even remember her asking. Our childhood was private.

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40 degrees cooler? Don't mess with me. This is excruciating!!! I live in the northern part of the Sacramento valley - insanity has taken over...

Stephanie

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Stephanie,

I love the picture of your kitty.

I haven't checked weather forecasts....any sign of a let up soon?

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Cissie, I loved this, it brought my childhood back to me. As children my brothers and I knew intuitively that it was best not to tell our mother about the swamp and the raft we had made, nor about the tree house we climbed up into nor .... and I don't really ever even remember her asking. Our childhood was private.

So was ours, Rinne. I think our mothers didn't ask because they had their own sweet memories of childhood.

Cissie

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I had heard a really great saying about the sun coming up in the morning, but just can't remember what it is. I always wished I was an enlightened soul!

I do remember "don't look back your not going that way." But still there was one about the sun coming up, hmmmmm ;)

Tavi, the only one I can remember right now is in the last verse of a poem, but it's not about the sun coming up, so it's probably the wrong reference.

"Be still, sad heart, and cease repining;

Behind each cloud is the sun still shining...."

You're right about Rikki-tikki-tavi; he was the brave mongoose in Kipling's story. But I didn't think of that name at all when you told us yours.

Chelsea, go to www.gfbreadbasket.com, and read about the two women who started the company. Perhaps if you emailed them about your problem with cooking schools, they might have some very good advice for you.

Cecile, I miss you like crazy! :( Praying that your family finds a house soonest!

Rachel, Madame Presendent, thank God you aren't leaving us! Too awful to think about! :ph34r:

I had to tie up these loose ends before going to bed. Goodnight all.

Cissie

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In my capacity as Distinguished Chair of Literary and Historical Oddities Department at UCCF, I bring to the attention of all citizens of Rachelville that there was a time, within recent memory, when children actually played. Alien though the concept may be to modern minds, children were not organized into structured activities, supervised by politically correct adults. Yes, dear ones, it's true; children once enjoyed the freedom to play as they pleased, and what's more, (I hope you are all sitting down.) they had FUN!

As you may have surmised, I was one of those children. We went bare-footed all summer; we climbed trees, hung from branches, and built tree houses from the planks of fallen fences; we grabbed hold of sturdy vines and swung down mountain sides; we played Capture the Flag, Crack the Whip, Mother May I, and Aunt Dinah's Dead; on extremely hot days we played Monopoly on a shaded porch; we played Pirates, Gypsies, Cowboys and Indians, and Little House on the Prairie - from the books, not from the TV adaptations; we pulled wagons along neighborhood sidewalks, collecting "tin foil" to support the war effort; we rode bikes and skated on those sidewalks, suffering our scrapes and bruises as just temporary nuisances; we played impromtu games of softball with scruffed-up balls and falling-apart mitts, and if our quarrels broke up the game, our mothers didn't rush out to impose peace; and sometimes we did the unthinkable - the thing that would raise horror in the minds of today's grownups - sometimes we lay on our backs in the clover, gazed upon the sky and clouds, AND DID NOTHING AT ALL!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D

FREEDOM, SWEET FREEDOM!

Cissie

I too had a childhood full of freedom-structured activites?what were they? :blink:

Unfortunately these are dangerous times we live in-and I just don't think we can allow our kids the same amount of freedom now :(

However,-in R/ville our children will have full freedom!! :lol: (kids are allowed right?)

Rachel-hope you're having fun with the ice cream maker,I want one!

I propose that we have an Ice Cream Parlour in R/ville (all home made of course)

The double cream needed will have no effect on our waistlines or our arteries :lol:

;)

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MEGAN UPDATE

THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2006 08:19 AM, CDT

Megan is alert, but NOT happy. Jarod says her mother's temper is showing. I'll neither confirm nor deny! She has had a few times where she sits and calmly looks around at everything, but she's not feeling like smiling yet, but that will come.

She had a pretty strange night. In a matter of about 20 mins. her temp went from about 99 to 104 and it took us forever to get it down. We had to use ice bags, fans and cold water. She was screaming so bad, so we put her in my lap so I could rock her for a few hours to get her calm enough to keep the ice on. It finally came down, but is still hovering around 99. This is very concerning this far out from surgery. Blood work shows a slightly elevated white blood cell count, but that could be caused by surgery itself. She's on heavy antibiotics, vancomyacin and gentamyacin, that are broad spectrum. Hopefully they would take care of most things if it's caused by anything infectious. Today the doctors will be trying to figure out the mystery.

She is now off of all IV drips and starting regular medications. She's making progress, we're just still worried about the fever.

I'll update more today as we find out, but for now please pray for the fever issue to be resolved.

Odviously the clock on Carringbrdige must be wrong. :)

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Rave on, MacDuff!!! When you're right, you're right!

In my capacity as Distinguished Chair of Literary and Historical Oddities Department at UCCF, I bring to the attention of all citizens of Rachelville that there was a time, within recent memory, when children actually played. Alien though the concept may be to modern minds, children were not organized into structured activities, supervised by politically correct adults. Yes, dear ones, it's true; children once enjoyed the freedom to play as they pleased, and what's more, (I hope you are all sitting down.) they had FUN!

As you may have surmised, I was one of those children. We went bare-footed all summer; we climbed trees, hung from branches, and built tree houses from the planks of fallen fences; we grabbed hold of sturdy vines and swung down mountain sides; we played Capture the Flag, Crack the Whip, Mother May I, and Aunt Dinah's Dead; on extremely hot days we played Monopoly on a shaded porch; we played Pirates, Gypsies, Cowboys and Indians, and Little House on the Prairie - from the books, not from the TV adaptations; we pulled wagons along neighborhood sidewalks, collecting "tin foil" to support the war effort; we rode bikes and skated on those sidewalks, suffering our scrapes and bruises as just temporary nuisances; we played impromtu games of softball with scruffed-up balls and falling-apart mitts, and if our quarrels broke up the game, our mothers didn't rush out to impose peace; and sometimes we did the unthinkable - the thing that would raise horror in the minds of today's grownups - sometimes we lay on our backs in the clover, gazed upon the sky and clouds, AND DID NOTHING AT ALL!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D

FREEDOM, SWEET FREEDOM!

Cissie

Yea, Cissie! You just described my childhood summers :D We had a vine, too! It was on the hillside grounds of our school (that was just up the street). We would give a running start, and swing in a great big circle where we would be way out above the hill! We played jumprope, hopscotch and hide and go seek. Other than bikes, we had not much except our imaginations--but we always had something to do. (and knew what not to tell our mothers!) My favorite "alone time" thing to do was to climb up in our backyard tree and read. I was a bit of a daydreamer, so I did a lot of that, too. Good times :D

My boys grew up in the 80's--they were welcomed to play any sports/attend any clubs that they wanted. It was their decision--my oldest played league bowling (and still does to this day at 25) and baseball (which he loves). My youngest was not into sports at all, and that was fine, too. He has other interests. I did my best to let them be kids and not have every minute spoken for. They are now both hardworking young men who also have hobbies--a good, healthy mix, in my opinion!

The frustrating thing is I really want to try out new foods to create more variety in my diet but I can';t when I am having a reaction becasue then I just react to everything. I hope this passes quickly. I'm sorry you also had a reaction - God I wish it wasen't food that we had to avoid - Imagine if it was just those spiders- now that owuld be easier

Miamia

I hear ya! I have a narrow list of foods that I know are "safe" for me and I tend to stick to those all the time. I would love some variety--but I don't want to spend several days paying for it! Here's hoping that we become less sensitive--and soon :D

Here is the updat on our son -- DW and I are not all evil like he says...we had an hour long meeting with his psychologist today, and when she double checked her math, he is on TOO SMALL a dosage for his medications....that could be causing the mood swings. He is still moody today, but we are going to let him get it out of his system, and get some sleep and we'll see. I also am trying to get him on the Gluten Free diet as I hear it does wonders for kids with ADD/ADHD.

Ryan,

I hope that the change in dosage will begin to make a positive difference. I think trying the gluten free diet with him is a great idea. I'm thinking good thoughts for your family :)

Robbin--You are so funny! I actually look like Jennifer Anniston--but as you can see from my picture, I'm shorter, have darker, frizzier hair, a round face and 30 extra pounds. Other than that, we're twins! (Sorry Celia)

Tavi--A thought about the chicken. If it was prepared, it may have been cross contamination. Hope you feel better today!

Andrea, How is your Seth today? Hope all is well with him :)

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Yea, Cissie! You just described my childhood summers :D We had a vine, too! It was on the hillside grounds of our school (that was just up the street). We would give a running start, and swing in a great big circle where we would be way out above the hill! We played jumprope, hopscotch and hide and go seek. Other than bikes, we had not much except our imaginations--but we always had something to do. (and knew what not to tell our mothers!) My favorite "alone time" thing to do was to climb up in our backyard tree and read. I was a bit of a daydreamer, so I did a lot of that, too. Good times :D

My boys grew up in the 80's--they were welcomed to play any sports/attend any clubs that they wanted. It was their decision--my oldest played league bowling (and still does to this day at 25) and baseball (which he loves). My youngest was not into sports at all, and that was fine, too. He has other interests. I did my best to let them be kids and not have every minute spoken for. They are now both hardworking young men who also have hobbies--a good, healthy mix, in my opinion!

I hear ya! I have a narrow list of foods that I know are "safe" for me and I tend to stick to those all the time. I would love some variety--but I don't want to spend several days paying for it! Here's hoping that we become less sensitive--and soon :D

Ryan,

I hope that the change in dosage will begin to make a positive difference. I think trying the gluten free diet with him is a great idea. I'm thinking good thoughts for your family :)

Robbin--You are so funny! I actually look like Jennifer Anniston--but as you can see from my picture, I'm shorter, have darker, frizzier hair, a round face and 30 extra pounds. Other than that, we're twins! (Sorry Celia)

Ok so out of curiosity- what are your safe foods?

Miamia

Tavi--A thought about the chicken. If it was prepared, it may have been cross contamination. Hope you feel better today!

Andrea, How is your Seth today? Hope all is well with him :)

Yea, Cissie! You just described my childhood summers :D We had a vine, too! It was on the hillside grounds of our school (that was just up the street). We would give a running start, and swing in a great big circle where we would be way out above the hill! We played jumprope, hopscotch and hide and go seek. Other than bikes, we had not much except our imaginations--but we always had something to do. (and knew what not to tell our mothers!) My favorite "alone time" thing to do was to climb up in our backyard tree and read. I was a bit of a daydreamer, so I did a lot of that, too. Good times :D

My boys grew up in the 80's--they were welcomed to play any sports/attend any clubs that they wanted. It was their decision--my oldest played league bowling (and still does to this day at 25) and baseball (which he loves). My youngest was not into sports at all, and that was fine, too. He has other interests. I did my best to let them be kids and not have every minute spoken for. They are now both hardworking young men who also have hobbies--a good, healthy mix, in my opinion!

I hear ya! I have a narrow list of foods that I know are "safe" for me and I tend to stick to those all the time. I would love some variety--but I don't want to spend several days paying for it! Here's hoping that we become less sensitive--and soon :D

Ryan,

I hope that the change in dosage will begin to make a positive difference. I think trying the gluten free diet with him is a great idea. I'm thinking good thoughts for your family :)

Robbin--You are so funny! I actually look like Jennifer Anniston--but as you can see from my picture, I'm shorter, have darker, frizzier hair, a round face and 30 extra pounds. Other than that, we're twins! (Sorry Celia)

Ok so out of curiosity- what are your safe foods?

Miamia

Tavi--A thought about the chicken. If it was prepared, it may have been cross contamination. Hope you feel better today!

Andrea, How is your Seth today? Hope all is well with him :)

Ok so out of curiosity - what are your "safe" foods?

Miamia

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Sounds to me like you are talking about what it's like to live here in Rachelville :D:D:D

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Ok so out of curiosity - what are your "safe" foods?

Miamia

I stick to meat, chicken, veggies, bananas, pineapple (fresh), potatoes, almonds, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, spring water. I avoid all of the foods listed in my signature. How about you?

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I stick to meat, chicken, veggies, bananas, pineapple (fresh), potatoes, almonds, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, spring water. I avoid all of the foods listed in my signature. How about you?

right now its vegees, olive oile, some seeds(sunflower and pumpkin) I cant do most meats right now but have been able to tolerate lamb, millet, some amounts of white rice, I also bake alot and use- millet and white rice flour mainly in that.

miamia

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Guest Robbin

Has anyone had problems with tea mixes? I have had problems before, so I didn't drink iced tea from a mix for a long time, but yesterday I had a glass and wham -same thing happened-sore throat, D, brain fog. Caramel color is the thing I suspect. This is a store brand, (giant) so maybe caramel color is not safe? Just wondering.

Patti-Are you drinking strickly Poland springs now? We bought a case and like it. Thanks for the info on that one.

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miamia--I think we make quite the pair! :(;) You are taking the same antihistimine that Rachel takes, right? Hopefully that will make a difference.

Robbin--Yes, The Poland Spring is all I drink. Glad you like it! :) I have problems with a lot of teas--not just powdered. The one that I have no problem with is Stash Teas. There is no gluten at all in any of their teas.

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sauce: water, orange juice concentrate, distilled vinegar, modified corn starch, dehrdrated garlic, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, sucralose non-nutritive sweetner, dehydrated bell pepper, xanathan gum, sodium benzoate flavor, spice, citric acid, and extractives of paprika chicken white meat, water, modified tapioca starch, salt, sodium phosphate.

Does anyone see something gluten here? I don't have the package of the taffy I ate. The only other thing I ate was frozen yogurt from Dryers, praline and cream.

The only thing I can see is the distilled vinegar...there is some reason why it's necessary to avoid vinegar unless one knows how it's made but I can't remember if it was because it might be processed with corn or with gluten...does anyone know? :)

Ok I need some support from my rachelville coinhabitants. I had this great mini vacationa dn woke up today in the best mood. I don't get D when I get sick but the opposite and I was really scared flying would just kill me since it can affect normal people. But I woke up happy and then I went to the broom and was just on cloud nine( god the things that make me happy are so funny) Anyways Breakfast was fine but at lunce I got so sick I didn't have anything weird but I realized I used the same cucumber I ahd yesturday and yesturday I felt I was having a mild reaction to somehting and coulden't figure out what it was no I am sure it was th ecucumber. I feel so sick and have since 12 today . I am sos frustrrated because cucumber is the one thing that almost always sits welll with me . I'm alaways careful about where I buy tem and never buy them with that waxy crap on the outside. I feel so frustrated becaus ewhen I get sick from something like that I feel like I have no control over being sick at all. I was so happy this morning and felt like I had made a positive trun because it had been a few days without a major reaction to anything which is a big deal for me. I feel like I was just knocked back down.

Miamia

Gosh miamia, I'm so sorry! I just hate that this stuff hits us like this...it's one thing to know where it's coming from, but I just hate that even when we we're careful it still gets us.

Rave on, MacDuff!!! When you're right, you're right!

In my capacity as Distinguished Chair of Literary and Historical Oddities Department at UCCF, I bring to the attention of all citizens of Rachelville that there was a time, within recent memory, when children actually played. Alien though the concept may be to modern minds, children were not organized into structured activities, supervised by politically correct adults. Yes, dear ones, it's true; children once enjoyed the freedom to play as they pleased, and what's more, (I hope you are all sitting down.) they had FUN!

As you may have surmised, I was one of those children. We went bare-footed all summer; we climbed trees, hung from branches, and built tree houses from the planks of fallen fences; we grabbed hold of sturdy vines and swung down mountain sides; we played Capture the Flag, Crack the Whip, Mother May I, and Aunt Dinah's Dead; on extremely hot days we played Monopoly on a shaded porch; we played Pirates, Gypsies, Cowboys and Indians, and Little House on the Prairie - from the books, not from the TV adaptations; we pulled wagons along neighborhood sidewalks, collecting "tin foil" to support the war effort; we rode bikes and skated on those sidewalks, suffering our scrapes and bruises as just temporary nuisances; we played impromtu games of softball with scruffed-up balls and falling-apart mitts, and if our quarrels broke up the game, our mothers didn't rush out to impose peace; and sometimes we did the unthinkable - the thing that would raise horror in the minds of today's grownups - sometimes we lay on our backs in the clover, gazed upon the sky and clouds, AND DID NOTHING AT ALL!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D

FREEDOM, SWEET FREEDOM!

Cissie

Yes, I sort of remember those days...it was a long time ago, lol. I wasn't into sports much, but I did play. I played on my own and with friends and actually used my imagination. I WAS fun!!!!

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Hey, if there are any computer geniuses here, how about making Rachelville the next Runescape? :)

NO RuneScape please...when our son goes on that site, it freezes all what ever computer he is on. I hate that site. But I suppose our PGFCF ( :huh: ) would not do that if it were made into a computer game. ;)

Picard, I agree about the playing thing. Our son will sit in front of his video games all day if we let him. However, once we can get him outside, he does not want to come in. HIm and his friend take old bikes apart, and build hybrid biikes etc out of all the old parts. Very creative actually!! :)

Cissie, My childhood was also free and fun, however, I agree with whoever it was (sorry <_< ) that said we cannot afford to give our children the same freedoms we had.

Glad to hear Megan is doing well. I also hope this day finds us all well here in out small family-town.

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Well, I think we have good news here in California...it seemed a little cooler yesterday even though my indoor temp was still around 86...I think the humidity was much lower so it felt cooler even though it wasn't by much. Today is supposed to be cooler still and they say the overnight temperatures should be lower too. That's what's giving us the big problems...our transformers are not the kind that do well with constant heat...and the overnight temps weren't cooling off enough to give them a rest, so they've been blowing up. My power didn't go off (not even a brown out) yesterday and it was much more comfortable to sleep last night. The cooling trend is supposed to continue through the weekend and our temps should be close to normal which is around 85ish in the day and in the upper 60s at night (that's the South Bay normal range--where Rachel and Susan are at are usually a bit higher I think).

I'm also feeling a bit better today although still a bit dizzy. My sinuses have really been congested so I'm hoping that the cooler weather will help that.

On the name thing...I've had so many people sing that old song "Oh Donna" to me...doesn't bother me, but it's just funny.

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The only thing I can see is the distilled vinegar...there is some reason why it's necessary to avoid vinegar unless one knows how it's made but I can't remember if it was because it might be processed with corn or with gluten...does anyone know? :)

Vinegar has Barley Malt in it.

Theoretically distilled vinegar should be ok as the distillation process doesn't allow gluten particles through-

but! doesn't mean you won't react for some odd reason!

It's the same with vodka,which is made from wheat grain-it is distilled many times so is classed as G.F.

Alot of coeliacs can't tolerate it though,and can only have Potato vodka. :)

Daxin (Ryan?) what's PGFCF?

Love the idea of 'Hybrid Bikes'-sounds very sci-fi

Anyone know why my 'unsure' smilie has gone to sleep?Is he bored with my posts? :unsure:

Ah,he's woken up now!

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Another country drive day for me, yesterday we travelled to see country friends and now today I off on my own. I expect to have pages to read, once again, when I return. :)

I hope everyone has a grand day. The sun is shining, the temperature is perfect (for everyone :lol: ) and ice cream is the health food of choice :) here in Rachelville.

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Vinegar has Barley Malt in it.

Theoretically distilled vinegar should be ok as the distillation process doesn't allow gluten particles through-

but! doesn't mean you won't react for some odd reason!

It's the same with vodka,which is made from wheat grain-it is distilled many times so is classed as G.F.

Alot of coeliacs can't tolerate it though,and can only have Potato vodka. :)

The vast majority of vinegar in the states is distilled, and distilled from corn at that, so it's gluten-free. Malt vinegar is almost always clearly stated. I'm sure it's not the same in the UK, I remember EVERYTHING drowning in malt vinegar when I was there - EWW!!!

Most people are ok with things that are distilled, no matter the grain source, because gluten, as a protein, can't make it into the distillate. It can, theoretically get in, but the protein breaks down long before it would get hot enough to want to go anywhere. That's sorta kinda how DH explained it to me, anyway. I've been fine will all clear distilled liquors and vinegars.

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University of Texas....I think that is my deep love, Matthew McConnaughey's alma mater....he of the naked bongo-playing pot-smoking Airstream-driving heart-breaker fame.....I loved him so much I was an extra ON SET wtih him in a movie filming in SF ("Ed TV") but no, I'm on cutting room floor.....what a hoot, stood four feet from his glorious beauty and nearly fainted..... :rolleyes:

You're a lucky lucky girl.. :ph34r:

eeeek! booo!!! Hiss!!! RECOIL!!!! Let's make one thing clear:

I AM IN NO WAY CHOOSING THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. (If I could make a horns gesture upside-down on here, I would)

(GO HOGS!)

I happen to live here, and that happens to be the nearest reputable university. If I don't think of it as UT, then it's not! I keep thinking I'm going to be struck by lightning just *thinking* about attending UT. Blech.

Those classes are for the registered dietician/dietetics tech. The nutrition classes look fun, though, it's just the chem that would kill me! :o

Awwww Chelsea... :D God loves us longhorns, too...

Rave on, MacDuff!!! When you're right, you're right!

In my capacity as Distinguished Chair of Literary and Historical Oddities Department at UCCF, I bring to the attention of all citizens of Rachelville that there was a time, within recent memory, when children actually played. Alien though the concept may be to modern minds, children were not organized into structured activities, supervised by politically correct adults. Yes, dear ones, it's true; children once enjoyed the freedom to play as they pleased, and what's more, (I hope you are all sitting down.) they had FUN!

As you may have surmised, I was one of those children. We went bare-footed all summer; we climbed trees, hung from branches, and built tree houses from the planks of fallen fences; we grabbed hold of sturdy vines and swung down mountain sides; we played Capture the Flag, Crack the Whip, Mother May I, and Aunt Dinah's Dead; on extremely hot days we played Monopoly on a shaded porch; we played Pirates, Gypsies, Cowboys and Indians, and Little House on the Prairie - from the books, not from the TV adaptations; we pulled wagons along neighborhood sidewalks, collecting "tin foil" to support the war effort; we rode bikes and skated on those sidewalks, suffering our scrapes and bruises as just temporary nuisances; we played impromtu games of softball with scruffed-up balls and falling-apart mitts, and if our quarrels broke up the game, our mothers didn't rush out to impose peace; and sometimes we did the unthinkable - the thing that would raise horror in the minds of today's grownups - sometimes we lay on our backs in the clover, gazed upon the sky and clouds, AND DID NOTHING AT ALL!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D

FREEDOM, SWEET FREEDOM!

Cissie

I had a free childhood to an extent...but you forgot one thing..drinking out of the waterhose!

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Andrea, How is your Seth today? Hope all is well with him :)

Seth is doing good today. I didn't give him banana last night. Don't know why that would have bothered him though. Mitch thinks maybe because it was chunkier it gave him problems, but he ate it just fine. He had no problems last time he had them.....of course these aren't organic but bananas should be safe since they have a peelable skin.

(btw-my husband and I have been called evil and crazy so many times -you are not alone :) Creative, strong-willed kids are both an extreme joy and extreme frustration.

Boy does that sound familiar. My daughter call us evil and says she hates whenever she gets mad and doesn't get her way. When she's not mad she says she doesn't mean it when she says those things. She's very strong-willed, like her Mommy and Grandma and Great Grandma. It runs in our family, although I don't remember being that bad. :o

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Andrea--If you gave Seth the banana to put something into him while he was sick, it just may have been that he had a little virus, and would have thrown up anything at that point. It's so hard to tell sometimes. Glad he's better now :)

Hi Donna--Great that you're feeling better today. That dizzy, shaky, nauseous feeling is the worst! I'm so happy that you are all getting some relief, finally, from the heat. A couple weeks ago, we had a heat wave where the temps went to 102-103 for a few days--and that was awful! Can't imagine it going on for as long as yours has. We'd be fine here if it wasn't for the humidity--makes it pretty uncomfortable :P

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