Poinsettia: Poin-set-ah or Poin-set-ee-ah?

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Poinsettia: Poin-set-ah or Poin-set-ee-ah?
Fri, 12-21-2012 - 3:39pm
How did you learn to say Poinsettia: Poin-set-ah or Poin-set-ee-ah? Do you have any for the holiday? Real or artificial? Has you college student arrived home? Are they catching up on sleep or helping with chores?
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Fri, 12-21-2012 - 5:21pm

I say the latter out of habit.  College student is only 2 miles from us but has been home since Monday (we were out of town M-W; he cat-sat along with his kitten) - been enjoying the conversations and time together.  Looking forward to more, along with some cooking help, etc.  Finally the 3 cats are starting to get along!

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Fri, 12-21-2012 - 7:59pm

I say it the first way.  I have 3 fake ones in the house, 2 red and 1 white (do they even come in white in real life?)  I love the variety that has the curled leaves.  They look so pretty.

DD20 came home last Sat. I asked her last night if she ever sleeps at school. She has been falling asleep every night between 8 and 9 and sleeping in to at least 9.  She said she thinks she is finally caught up on sleep.  Now maybe she will help with chores!

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Registered: 01-23-2003
Fri, 12-21-2012 - 11:49pm
I say poin-set-ah andI say poin-set-cha. I have no clue as to why.
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Sat, 12-22-2012 - 2:55pm
I say it the "ee-ah" way and I have none this year. In fact, I'm just getting my indoor decorations (no tree until we get grandchildren) out this afternoon--way behind this year. DS23 arrived home on the Thursday, and on Friday he was emailing professors to ask about upcoming homework assignments, and discussing them on the phone with his gf. What a change from undergrad, yikes! "Gotta keep going, can't fall behind" he told me, only half-jokingly. Helping with chores? Ha! Believe me, this time of year I always wish we'd had daughters instead of sons. I have three loafers around the house--whatever weight they gain, I lose, so it's not all that bad. They do all deserve a week of relaxation, but I always welcome the return to my normal pace after the holidays. DS29 had exams on Saturday and Sunday last weekend. I thought the Sunday exam must have been an online one, but nope, he had to go to Georgetown to take it. On Jan. 2nd he's heading to Torrence, CA to discuss internship possibilities with Toyota, and he will also visit a HS buddy who lives in LA.



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Registered: 01-23-2003
Sat, 12-22-2012 - 4:48pm

I forgot to answer the rest of the questions.

I love poinsettias, but I have exercised so much restraint and not bought any.  I have more than enough plants that are presently covered up for the next two days because of the frosty weather.  I dunno, I might break down and buy a few because they are so beautiful.  A lady in town has a nice hedge of them in her front yard.  Absolutely gorgeous!

DD is home for one month and fortunately got her job back at McDonald's.  I insisted she work to pay for her incidentals.  Manager also told her she could get in a couple of days when she came home for spring break too.  I'm happier about that than she is.  LOL, DD is not appreciating this right now as she has put in 20+ hours the past 3 days. She will on payday.

Can't really say she was helping out much with chores before she started working.  She did a littlle here and there, but nothing unless I asked.  But she has spent time with the grandkids, and she has even entertained the 8-month old one that I watched a couple of times a week.  So I'm not unhappy.   She did bake some sugar cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies for the cookie baskets I was giving away.  Her sleeping is OK.  None of the all-morning long stuff.  I'm just glad she's happy and sleeping as opposed to her insomia the first week of school.