Monday fluff

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Monday fluff
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Mon, 08-05-2013 - 2:34pm

Best part of your weekend?

What are you looking forward to this week?

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

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Thu, 08-08-2013 - 10:03am

ashmama wrote:
<p>Kind of late replying, but before the next weekend comes:</p><p>1. Last Saturday night, my daughter and I brought dinner to our church (soon to be former church, as we have moved and it's too far to drive) to serve the 3 homeless families living there. They are part of a program that provides counseling, job help and other social services to help them get back on their feet, but they live in area churches until they can find suitable housing. We hit it off with a lady from Haiti and her two kids, and my daughter ended up giving a piano concert in the sanctuary for the families and volunteers. (I stayed behind and cleaned up the kitchen, along with another volunteer.) We had the best time!</p><p>2) I don't have anything I'm looking forward to this week.</p><p>3) When I was a child, I wanted to be 1) a teacher (of course, it's the first job you're aware of); 2) an archaelogist (loved National Geographic) 3) a lawyer (lots of family in that line of work, so it was familiar and normal to me). I became a science writer, and then a director of Christian education, and then a SAHM. Now I'm trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life!</p>

That's a nice position to be in.  When all else fails these days, blog.  Seriously, everyone's got at least one novel in her/him.

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Thu, 08-08-2013 - 9:56am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>When I was a kid my parents subscribed to the National Geographic, Loved reading that magazine and the different cultures.  Africa stands out with these incredible pictures of mothers and family life. </p>

So true.  I miss paper magazines.  This week before school, if it's not on the computer, it's not read!  By the way, the Percy Jackson movie was a big No....in my book.  But my brood and their friends loved it.  Go figure.  (But think long and hard before going to see it with your gang.  Maybe bring a pillow, lol.)

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Thu, 08-08-2013 - 9:49am

rollmops2009 wrote:
<p><span>"1) a teacher (of course, it's the first job you're aware of); 2) an archaelogist"</span></p><p><span>That is a good point about the teachers. But I think that, for me, the first jobs I was aware of were those of my dad and grandpa. Dad because his office was downstairs in my early childhood, and even when we moved, he had a separate living room of his own, where he had a drafting table. He often showed us what he was working on. With my grandpa it was because he used to take us along to his warehouses and offices when we visited.</span></p><p><span>It never occurred to me to be a teacher, perhaps because both my teachers in elementary school were guys, and I had a couple of run-ins with the main teacher early on, which led me to lose respect for him.</span></p><p><span>However, I too was interested in archaeology at one point. My mom's sister had helped excavate some famous viking ships and we saw the film of that dig several times. The lead archeologist on the dig was a relative as well, but on my father's side, so archaeology was quite present in my childhood. Add to this that my dad was a specialist in what you might call "forensic architecture" meaning that he knew what kind of bricks and door constructions were used at various points in history, and he would always aim to stay true to the period of a house (when restoring it) down to details like that.</span></p>

It must be hard to dabble in archaeology when the unemployment rate in Greece has been 28% for a while now.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 08-08-2013 - 8:39am

When I was a kid my parents subscribed to the National Geographic, Loved reading that magazine and the different cultures.  Africa stands out with these incredible pictures of mothers and family life. 

 


 


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Thu, 08-08-2013 - 8:32am

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">kickboxingbabe2013</em> wrote:</div>I see many people have not come back. I guess it was cleaned up. &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Hopes of my bannination have been greatly exaggerated.  I was told you were under a mistaken impression, so I figured I'd clear things up.  Sorry to disappoint.  I'm not banned.</p><p>I'm just no longer interested in a site where you post.  ::::toodles back to a pleasanter area of teh interwebz::::</p>

Then why post?  Have a good day, rock on banshees! 

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 08-08-2013 - 8:27am
This site is addicting, We all know that. Lol.

 


 


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Thu, 08-08-2013 - 3:41am

"1) a teacher (of course, it's the first job you're aware of); 2) an archaelogist"

That is a good point about the teachers. But I think that, for me, the first jobs I was aware of were those of my dad and grandpa. Dad because his office was downstairs in my early childhood, and even when we moved, he had a separate living room of his own, where he had a drafting table. He often showed us what he was working on. With my grandpa it was because he used to take us along to his warehouses and offices when we visited.

It never occurred to me to be a teacher, perhaps because both my teachers in elementary school were guys, and I had a couple of run-ins with the main teacher early on, which led me to lose respect for him.

However, I too was interested in archaeology at one point. My mom's sister had helped excavate some famous viking ships and we saw the film of that dig several times. The lead archeologist on the dig was a relative as well, but on my father's side, so archaeology was quite present in my childhood. Add to this that my dad was a specialist in what you might call "forensic architecture" meaning that he knew what kind of bricks and door constructions were used at various points in history, and he would always aim to stay true to the period of a house (when restoring it) down to details like that.

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Wed, 08-07-2013 - 8:17pm

Kind of late replying, but before the next weekend comes:

1. Last Saturday night, my daughter and I brought dinner to our church (soon to be former church, as we have moved and it's too far to drive) to serve the 3 homeless families living there. They are part of a program that provides counseling, job help and other social services to help them get back on their feet, but they live in area churches until they can find suitable housing. We hit it off with a lady from Haiti and her two kids, and my daughter ended up giving a piano concert in the sanctuary for the families and volunteers. (I stayed behind and cleaned up the kitchen, along with another volunteer.) We had the best time!

2) I don't have anything I'm looking forward to this week.

3) When I was a child, I wanted to be 1) a teacher (of course, it's the first job you're aware of); 2) an archaelogist (loved National Geographic) 3) a lawyer (lots of family in that line of work, so it was familiar and normal to me). I became a science writer, and then a director of Christian education, and then a SAHM. Now I'm trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life!

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Wed, 08-07-2013 - 9:28am

And yet you returned.  And return to see this very response.   Don't let the door hit ya.  Buh bye.  Again. 

Isn't it hilarious? lololol. Both of them stomping their feet last week INSISTING they were NOT coming back and here we are, a week later, coming back to see they are not coming back. lololol.
 
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Wed, 08-07-2013 - 9:27am

Hopes of my bannination have been greatly exaggerated.  I was told you were under a mistaken impression, so I figured I'd clear things up.  Sorry to disappoint.  I'm not banned.

Nope, didn't think you got banned. Figured you wouldn't be gone for long as well as Bord Laughing

I'm just no longer interested in a site where you post.  ::::toodles back to a pleasanter area of teh interwebz::::

Oh, I am sure you will be back Laughing

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