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   FL Homeschool Mom posted on Coffee Klatch  Happy New Year fellow LDotters. Hope you all have a blessed 2014.
December 31 at 23:42 EST .

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   Surfhut  Happy New Year to you, too!
January 1 at 07:36 EST .

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   Gram77  Good to see your name! Happy New Year!
January 1 at 09:38 EST .

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   Linder  Thanks and Happy New Year to you!
January 1 at 18:27 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Good to see you check in.
January 1 at 20:54 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom posted on Pet Peeves  Parents at their kids' baseball games. I signed my son up to play travel ball for a season - will be the last time since the youngest wants to play t-ball in the spring and I can't split myself in 2 and travel all over central FL.

Anyway, at our last game on Saturday night, our kids were playing a Hispanic team. The parents were loud before the game even started and I suspect they were drinking. During the game they were yelling at our kids in Spanish and carrying on like they were at the World Series and not a kids baseball game. One of the Dads told us the following day about the obscenities that were being yelled and the words they used were truly disgusting. I can't understand why our coach didn't alert the umps about this and shut it down. He speaks Spanish and knew what they were saying.

Never again will I sign up to do travel ball. Most of those kids will be burned out and unable to throw by the time they reach HS. 10 year olds throwing curve balls! Some of the better teams end up playing 5 to 6 games a weekend.

One more month to go.
October 24 at 11:07 EST .

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   Surfhut  Parents acting out at their kids' sporting events is really unsettling. I don't remember this kind of behavior from parents when I was a kid.
October 25 at 20:11 EST .

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   Rake King  We have become obsessed with winning, fed by Mom's and Dad's who miss the point of sportsmanship. It's all right to cheer and root, but when the game is over "the shaking of hands may be the greatest lesson".
October 26 at 09:57 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom posted on Main Page The Lobby  There's a story on Drudge today that brought back an unpleasant memory from my childhood. There's video of a group of black kids bullying a poor little 3 year old girl. I remember back when I was 3 years old going to the playground during my brother's Cub Scout meeting and a group of black children surrounded me and started hitting and shoving me. The building where my Mom was seemed miles away as I escaped those awful kids. What exactly do their parents' teach them to bring out such hate?? I can't believe 40 years later I still remember that day so vividly. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b00_1377453339
August 27 at 19:19 EST .

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   Surfhut  There was a post a few days ago on the main site, written by Bryan Preston at PJ Media, about the mother of one of the teenagers arrested in the Oklahoma murder of the young man from Australia. His mother had a long rap sheet. She'd been a drug addict/dealer/criminal most of that guy's life. THAT is what parents who are themselves products of generations of parents just like them teach their children.

This happened to you 40 years ago, approximately 1973. The generational mindset started way before that. IMHO, tip of the iceberg.
August 27 at 19:48 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  A perfect example of government enabling with handouts.
August 29 at 20:48 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom posted on Coffee Klatch  Hello strangers. We went up north for almost 3 weeks and had these fun pictures taken at Strasburg Railroad. Hope everyone is doing well. I'll try to be better about keeping in touch. Mrs. Cow, the Daddy blankets have traveled up and down the east coast. None my kids go to bed without being wrapped in Daddy. Can't thank you enough.
   August 26 at 19:21 EST .

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   BirdsNest  This picture makes my heart sing. Beautiful children, happy faces, great mom. Good to have you back.
August 27 at 11:33 EST .

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   Gram77  Will you look at those kids!! How cute can they get!! So good to hear from you.
August 27 at 11:41 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  Fine looking bunch!
August 27 at 16:57 EST .

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   Ynaught  Great photo and it is good to hear from you! Don't be a stranger!
August 27 at 18:13 EST .

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   Surfhut  So happy to hear from you and see those smiling faces! Looks like you have a bunch of red-headed kids. Tell us the truth ... are you related to the Barn Family? LOL!
August 27 at 19:53 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom  We do look related, don't we?! There was a picture of Jack and one of his sisters a few years back that looked just like my older two - almost like twins.
August 28 at 20:38 EST .

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   Linder  Great picture! And what did you say that made them all laugh at the same time? Don't forget the answer to that question on the back of the pic.
August 30 at 19:42 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom posted on Coffee Klatch  Sorry I've been gone so long. A root kit (sp? ) virus took out my computer and I've had to use my Kindle for the web, unfortunately, it wouldn't allow me to post comments. Not sure why, but I'm back again.

I had a terrible depression from Thanksgiving until March. The second year is harder than the first and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I guess that's when reality sets in I just never felt so alone in my life.

I've started exercising every day and watching what I eat and it's helping to lift the fog. I've lost 20 lbs. -- bonus! I'll never give up on the exercising, it's better than any medication I could take.

I missed you guys!
May 8 at 11:51 EST .

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   Magdalene  FlMom, so good to see you! I had the darnedest time weaning off Cymbalta last year, the resulting depression was devastating. The only thing that helped at all was large doses of good natural B-complex vitamins. I'm much better now, but I still take them every day.
May 8 at 12:51 EST .

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   Gerty  So happy to see you back, also, Miss Homeschool Mom! Hope the children are well and you are celebrating your loss of 20 lbs.!! That is quite an accomplishment.

Welcome home!
May 8 at 17:00 EST .

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   Balogreene  Glad you're back, and beginning another part of the recovery. 20 lbs is fantastic!

I would think (as a depressive ), depression is normal. My dad has been dead 15 years, he is in every dream I have. I see things in the store, and think of buying them for him. I don't get depressed, I expected him to go first. But, my mom, has such a time. Some days she's fine, some she gets melancholy. She never expected to outlive him by 15 years. Glad to hear you are dealing with it healthily.
May 8 at 18:53 EST .

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   Linder  Wonderful to see you and Magdalene posting. Hope things get better and better for you both. You were missed....as are some other friends. Hope they return too.
May 8 at 18:59 EST .

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   Surfhut  Welcome back, FlMom! How wonderful is this, having you and Mags both back? Way wonderful!

From one widow to another, the bout of depression you experienced is not uncommon. Happened to me, too. But we survive! If you are like most of us, there will be moments from time to time when it hits you again and you bust out crying. Those moments are just moments and don't turn into something longish-term.

Wish Hikergal would drop in. She and I are both widowed somewhere near 5-1/2 years. She'll encourage you, too.

Anyway, welcome back! Surfie Smooch!
May 8 at 19:30 EST .

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   BirdsNest  REALLY good to see you back,you have been missed. Your road has been a tough one for sure, thankfully your children have cause you to put one foot in front of the other for their sake and maybe now you can start to go forward. Lots of good people here can help....and already have helped I am sure.
May 9 at 08:04 EST .

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   Gerty  Question: When did it happen that a little phrase like "my Joe" would bring tears to my eyes both bitter and sweet?!?

Lost is always bitter.

Love burning brightly between death and reunion is sweet IF we know that it is a nurturing flame. It gives light and hope to all of us who are separated from our loved ones. It provides the warmth of a knowledge that we will be reunited at a future time. In all good time determined by Our Lord.
May 9 at 19:55 EST .

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   Surfhut  Got your answer right here, Gerty. It happened when you joined The Connection family. Family, we are.
May 9 at 20:48 EST .

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   Magdalene  Family. Never thought my family of origin would fall apart as thoroughly as it has. My mom, gone now 9 years, was truly the glue that held us together. Now my family is my husband, my cousin who lives with us, and I, but I have a larger family among the believers I meet with regularly, the patriots I converse with on FaceBook, and you all here. We are genetically linked by our common God and Country.
Love you guys, all of you.
May 10 at 14:40 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom posted on Pet Peeves  This is why I hardly ever post on the main site -- the people there are just plain rude. I made a comment about how I kill the snakes that get on my patio and this jerk goes ballistic on me. My pool/patio area is about 1800 sq ft screened in and it would take me hours to try and get a snake to go out the screen door. Not to mention the anxiety it would cause myself and my kids since I'm terrified of snakes to begin with -- no matter how big or small. Relocating snakes was Gerry's job, so I have to do it however I can. I'm done commenting on here -- I'll stick with my friends.

"Reply 29 - Posted by: Flybynight, 1/14/2013 8:16:52 AM (No. 9115232 )

I'm all for getting rid of pythons in south Florida, but the poster bragging of killing beneficial and harmless snakes makes me sad. There is just no lower limit to stupidity, is there? Even the most phobic dimwit could shoo a rat snake away with a broom, and a black racer is generally headed quickly in the opposite direction as soon as it perceives a threat. Guess theposter prefers to be overrun with mice and rats. So foolish."
January 15 at 00:01 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom  I'm not done with the Connection -- just will refrain from commenting on the main site. Realized that last sentence should have said "there", not here. Don't know how I'd get through without my friends on the connection.
January 15 at 00:32 EST .

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   Rollingcow  I know exactly what you mean! I rarely post on the mothersite any more, people have gotten rude and downright mean over there. If you don't agree with their opinion you must be a troll, lib or just stupid. Catching a snake takes work and they don't always stay outside where you put them, I've had the darn things crawl right back into the house and I know quite a few women (yes, and men ) who kill them on sight if they are in the house so you just go a head do what you need to. Wonder how the poster would like it if one came crawling out from under his/her chair while watching television some night? Love to have a video of that.
Mrs. Cow
January 15 at 03:16 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Snakes are not allowed on this property. If I see one I kill it and ask what kind it is later. Our parrots are frightened of snakes no matter what kind they are. It causes them to thrash about in their cages and could causes injury or death. We are not breeding them for sale, these are all parrots we have had for years and it is our duty to care for them in a meaningful way. Years ago when we first moved here I found a snake in a nesting box , it had just eaten the beautiful English Budgie hen that was sitting on eggs. I won't repeat the misery I put that snake through, let's just say that Hagar mentioned that he never wanted to pizz me off. No snakes.No mice. No spiders. No possums. Anything that tries to harm our animals will have a tough way to go.(I got slapped by the bad word filter )
January 15 at 07:59 EST .

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   BirdsNest  An acquaintance of ours is a vegetarian. A couple of years ago she had an infestation of mice and was in a pickle about what to do. Havahart trap and release? Hagar just laughed at her and told her to put her "big girl" pants on and get some bait or traps and kill the little critters or they would over run her place and she would be miserable. She did and whined about it for weeks. Hagar just laughed. She just refuses to listen to good advise. When she calls and asks advise, many times after talking with her and giving sage advise, Hagar just stops her and asks "what answer are you looking for? Let's make this simple for me."
January 15 at 08:03 EST .

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   Balogreene  No Gram, it's not just you. It's not just calling other posters names that bothers me. It's the names some people call liberals, politicians, celebrities and others who disagree with them. It is childish and rude. We should never stoop to name calling. Bob Hope, Will Rogers and Mark Twain successfully skewered people without name calling and insults, just gentle humor. And I was always taught "stupid" is a bad word.

Just as an aside I won't even touch a picture of a snake :D
January 15 at 09:54 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom posted on Main Page The Lobby  Any computer experts out there -- please check my post on the computer wall and see if you can help me. I hate to take my computer to strangers to work on -- afraid of identity theft.
January 2 at 22:37 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom posted on Computers &Tech Issues  I'm ready to pull my hair out!!!! I was having issues because PC Tools suddenly popped up on my computer and every day at the same time it would run and shut down my internet. Finally figured out how to delete it and now I have another problem. Whenever I search for anything on the internet, it sends me to garbage search sites when I hit the link in my search. The search looks fine, nothing out of sorts, then I click on the link and it sends me to funky search sites that make no sense. I know the address on the link is correct because I searched familiar sites to see if the the addresses were coming up wrong. I've done every Norton scan I can and spent two hours on the computer with a Norton tech and they were unable to fix it. Has anyone else run into this? I swear PC Tools is the one that put this on here because the day a deleted their program, this problem started. One thing, I can go to web sites, as long as I type the address, so I'm not without computer use -- just really a nuicance.

Thanks for any help you can give me.
January 2 at 22:32 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom  It says right on the computer that it's "redirecting" if that helps with problem solving.
January 2 at 22:33 EST .

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   Bob913  First try System Restore to go back before all the problems happened.

Start> Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore

Choose a date on the calendar that is in Bold. The pc will restart and restore the pc back to that date. No personal files will be lost.

If that does not work then you can log in as administrator. http://www.petri.co.il/enable-the-window
s-7-administrator-account.htm


Download and install malwarebytes or superantispyware
Add a .org and a .com to the names above to get to their websites.

Run the antispyware programs.
January 3 at 00:35 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom  My friends husband came over and installed Malwarebytes on the computer and found 2 bad trojans. Not really sure why Norton couldn't find it, but after spending 2 hours on the phone with them and having him wipe out all my favorites, I don't have as much faith in them. The tech really couldn't figure and I think some of it was a language barrier. He should have passed it on to someone who could help, but for some reason the techs from India refuse to pass you on to someone else.

All is fixed, I can run the program myself when these problems arise.
January 3 at 17:20 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom posted on Coffee Klatch  Merry Christmas to my Ldot family. You've all helped me through a tough year. You all make me smile every day when reading your posts and I wanted to make sure you all know how much you mean to me.

Here's a great story I wanted to tell everyone about Abby's Christmas. She's been talking about a giant teddy bear like the one at her counselor's office for a year. I looked everywhere for one at BJ's, Sam's and we found one at Cosco, but they sold out before we could get there. So, I got online and started hunting one down. It's the only thing she asked for so I had to come through. Found one on Amazon and paid more for a stuffed animal than ever before, but I'm so glad I did. She's named that bear her "Daddy Bear" and she snuggles up to it just like she did with Gerry. Wow, did I cry some tears -- sad and happy. Hope it gives her comfort for years to come.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas. Hugs from Florida.
December 25 at 22:34 EST .

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   Rollingcow  What a lovely story! I have to say I didn't enjoy Christmas so much this year, but then I've been sick the last couple of days and just couldn't get into the swing of things. I'm so glad you found the 'Daddy Bear' no matter what it cost.
Mrs. Cow
December 25 at 23:20 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Great find FHM, your children are very lucky to have a mom that really cares. I am sure you got much delight out of the day, your children have had it rough too.
December 26 at 10:37 EST .

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   Ynaught  Abby is lucky to have you for a Mom! She seems to be developing excellent values!
December 26 at 11:11 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom posted on The Range 2nd Amendment  Thinking of buying myself a firearm for Christmas this year! Friends of mine went gun shopping right after the election (when Obama signed the UN treaty ) and bought 5 new guns and one them was a Mossberg 500. What a gun! They had it without the stock on it and I fell in love. They took a picture of me holding it -- I'll have to get them to send it so I can post it here.
December 2 at 23:04 EST .

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   Liberal like Jefferson  Before falling in love with a Mossberg 500 with a pistol grip, go to the range a blast off a few 12-gauge shells at a target. See how much you love it then. Be forewarned - it's not for the faint of heart or weak of wrist. P.S. Posting pics of yourself holding a gun here is probably NOT a good idea IMNSHO. It's kind of a ghetto thing and may show up in court some day if you ever need to defend yourself.

I know it's "common wisdom" a pistol grip shottie is a great home defense choice, but I beg to differ. It cannot be carried on your person (easily ), and it requires two hands to operate. I have a relatively large house. I carry a pistol on my person. I forget it's there. It only comes off when I go to bed. If I need it in any room of the house, at any time, it's right where I put it this morning. At night, I can carry the pistol in one hand, and a flashlight in the other and can avoid pointing a gun at someone until I have definitively decided they are a threat. There's nothing worse than looking down the barrel of a loaded firearm at a relative coming into your house or an inebriated neighbor.
December 3 at 19:24 EST .

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   Liberal like Jefferson   http://youtu.be/35dlQKOtKpA
December 3 at 19:47 EST .

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   Gerty  Very sound advice, Liberal like.
December 3 at 20:10 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom  I've shot the Mossberg before a long time ago and hadn't seen one for a while. I grew up shooting guns and hunting and shot all kinds of guns, including black powder guns that will knock you on your butt if you don't pay attention. Maybe the Mossberg is my mid-life crisis gun or a great diversion from my year of heck I've been living. I'm sorry I bothered to share.

The picture wasn't meant as a ghetto shot and I don't appreciate you implying that. The picture was taken at a dinner party with homeschool/church parents and it was a comedy shot to be funny, not gangster. A little 5' tall lady all dressed up for dinner with a Mossberg -- kind of like the old west style pictures you do for fun at the beach.

I have a carry permit, a purse designed for carrying and a .38 and 9mm to protect myself and my family, so I don't need a lecture from you, thank you very much.
December 5 at 22:48 EST .

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   Yottyhere  Well said Jen. IGYB
December 6 at 10:08 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom  Yotty, that picture always makes me giggle!
December 6 at 10:29 EST .

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   Nugoddess  I love the fact that Conservative women are capable of defending themselves - both on and off the court. Good job, Fl Mom.
December 6 at 18:15 EST .

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