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    Re: RCMC #135 - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

    It's not light out yet. Just enjoying the calm before the grandkids wake up.


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    Re: RCMC #135 - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

    Things were a whole lot easier when the kids were young. My mom always said. "Little kids, small problems, Big kids, big problems".

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    Re: RCMC #135 - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

    Quote Originally Posted by micromind View Post
    Don't take this the wrong way, but college isn't for everyone.

    I never went to college, heck I barely graduated high school. In fact, I'd bet a lot that they graduated me mostly so they wouldn't have to put up with me for another year.

    But I've done pretty well. I like my job (most of the time....lol), and back when my wife was still alive, she didn't go back to work after our daughter was born. We got by just fine on what I made.

    I own my house free and clear, no car payments, in fact, the only payments I have are the mortgages on my rental houses.

    My oldest son (29) never went to college. He is an electrician, just like me. He also likes his job. And while he and his wife do have a mortgage on their house, they have no problem making the payments.

    I'm certainly not saying that college is bad, but there are successful people who did not attend.
    Yep. I agree with you 100%.

    Quote Originally Posted by micromind View Post
    Thanks, Kim!

    Yes, it was a lot of work at times, but man oh man, was it ever worth it.

    It'll be a few years, but you'll see this too; there is no feeling anywhere like seeing your kids move out on their own and make good decisions. Unbelievable as it sometimes seemed, they actually were listening........
    My proudest mommy moments are when I see my kids being kind and courteous to others. I am especially proud of my Cooper because he is a total gentleman. He calls his elders sir and ma'am and ALWAYS, even when he was really little says thank you and please. He even will stand when we are at a restaurant when one of the women gets up. Plus he's really smart and handsome. My other two are huge blessings too. I am a very lucky mom.

    Quote Originally Posted by penguinsoda View Post
    Glad your are feeling better!! Headaches are no fun, and migraines esp can make life miserable!



    I've always been an advocate of training for whatever life you want. If you are college material and want to go that way then cool. But not everyone can or should focus on higher education. I think we do so many of our kids a major disservice now days by not providing more vo tech training for those that are just not college material.
    Thank you, Jody. And no, they are not fun in any way.
    Not only do they not provide tech training, they make kids feel like college is THE ONLY OPTION. So the kids who aren't college material feel like failures. It's too much pressure.
    Quote Originally Posted by micromind View Post
    About the only thing I would have lettered in was getting into mischief and causing problems.

    Lol.

    I didn't exactly letter in this, because there was no letter, but when I was a senior in 1974, the school signed up for the Plymouth Troubleshooting Contest.

    This was a contest put on by The Chrysler Corporation, and they had new cars that had problems intentionally created. It was up to the auto shop students to fix the cars, and whoever was done first won.

    Of course, this didn't go exactly smoothly......it was the first year the school ever did it. It was teams of two, and the other guy I chose was a junior. About a week before the contest, we found out that it was open to seniors only. So I had to pick a senior. And we had very little time to study.

    We had no idea what to expect when we got to the place with all the broken cars. Or even what they typically did to them. Or even what model they would be.

    In spite of all that, we took 5th out of 33. I still have my trophy.

    Later, we found out that 11 schools take two guys and train them specifically for this contest.

    Not bad for a dumb-head who hated school......lol.
    I bet you can fix anything. Forget Handy Manny. Can he fix it? Yes! Rob can!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaraann View Post
    Speaking of headaches, I have one this morning. I need to get dressed and get to the bank today. It's another cold one outside, with temperatures just a few degrees above zero.

    Speaking of college. My grandson wants to take online classes. The thing is, that he doesn't realize all that it entails to sign up for these things. It's the same as enrolling in a regular college. He is a bit upset with me at the moment, because I wouldn't plop down my credit card for the $75 application fee. I read all the fine print, and Sean is the total opposite. I guess perhaps, this has something to do with my headache this morning.

    Hopefully my Friday will get better.
    I am sorry about your headache. Eat some dark chocolate. It might help. Plus it tastes really good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaraann View Post
    Things were a whole lot easier when the kids were young. My mom always said. "Little kids, small problems, Big kids, big problems".
    And more money.

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    Re: RCMC #135 - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

    Speaking of great kids. It's Science Fair Project time. Joy. Oh and California Missions project time. 2 huge projects going on at the same time. And this is only one of my kids. I guess I know what I will be doing this weekend.

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    Re: RCMC #135 - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

    This thread sure takes a lot of naps.

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    Re: RCMC #135 - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

    Wow! Looking through the box of old pictures and this one pops up.
    The year: 1972.
    The riders: Me and my friend.
    The trip: Norwalk, Ca to Vancouver Canada.
    Reason: Had a summer to kill.



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    Re: RCMC #135 - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

    ......and you're on the right?

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    Re: RCMC #135 - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaraann View Post
    ......and you're on the right?
    Can't remember.


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    Re: RCMC #135 - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

    Surely, you know who's who.

    Or is that who's you?

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    Re: RCMC #135 - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

    My grandson walked in the house tonite, and apologized for his temper tantrum yesterday.

    He is so frustrated. Trying to find a job. My heart goes out to him. I wish I had some answers.

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    Re: RCMC #135 - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

    Quote Originally Posted by coopercaseycody View Post
    This thread sure takes a lot of naps.
    It can't help it... its old.

    Quote Originally Posted by Druggas View Post
    Wow! Looking through the box of old pictures and this one pops up.
    The year: 1972.
    The riders: Me and my friend.
    The trip: Norwalk, Ca to Vancouver Canada.
    Reason: Had a summer to kill.
    Did you bike all the way to Canada? Wow! What a great adventure!

    Quote Originally Posted by Druggas View Post
    Can't remember.
    Oh come on... 1972 wasn't that long ago!!! Heck, even I remember it....

    Mostly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaraann View Post
    My grandson walked in the house tonite, and apologized for his temper tantrum yesterday.

    He is so frustrated. Trying to find a job. My heart goes out to him. I wish I had some answers.
    Thats the problem.... the frustration. I totally understand that. It can be hard to control your anger when you are frustrated with life and you don't know exactly what to do to make it better. And he might not even be aware of the frustration... but its there under the surface. Still a hard place to be with so few jobs out there. I know he was one that had a hard time in school. He might be one that some hands on training would be better than trying to take classes. Esp. online... its not as easy to take them online as in a classroom. You have to be pretty disciplined to do them online.




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    Re: RCMC #135 - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

    Quote Originally Posted by coopercaseycody View Post
    My proudest mommy moments are when I see my kids being kind and courteous to others. I am especially proud of my Cooper because he is a total gentleman. He calls his elders sir and ma'am and ALWAYS, even when he was really little says thank you and please. He even will stand when we are at a restaurant when one of the women gets up. Plus he's really smart and handsome. My other two are huge blessings too. I am a very lucky mom.
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    You have Great Kids....because they have a Great Mom.......

    They are a Blessing......
    for they even ,have Bless me!
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    Re: RCMC #135 - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

    I suddenly have a mad desire to make chicken stew. I am going to the grocery store tomorrow, so I'll shop for some key ingredients. I have never made chicken stew before. I am sure that I can probably find a fairly easy recipe online.

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    Re: RCMC #135 - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

    Well
    I had a SO,SO.....day at work T G I F ......
    at Lunch a co-worker Gal...went to BLACK BEAR ,

    and she got me a ,BBQ, Bacond ,Cheese Burger.....mmmmmm
    That Burger was 1/2 pound ,thick......Woe
    It was so GOOD!
    Now I hope the rest weekend can be restful........Jim

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    Re: RCMC #135 - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleman View Post
    Well
    I had a SO,SO.....day at work T G I F ......
    at Lunch a co-worker Gal...went to BLACK BEAR ,

    and she got me a ,BBQ, Bacond ,Cheese Burger.....mmmmmm
    That Burger was 1/2 pound ,thick......Woe
    It was so GOOD!
    Now I hope the rest weekend can be restful........Jim

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    The Western BBQ Hamburger is one of my favorite things at Black bear. I also like the Tri-Tips and the Hot Turkey Sandwich.

    These days, it's sort of become a habit....Black Bear on Monday, cook something myself on Tuesday, Pizza on Wednesday, cook again on Thursday and Friday, lunch at The Sizzler Saturday, and Sunday maybe go out, maybe cook something.

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