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Old 08-31-2012, 04:56 PM   #3131
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This happens every get together with my family.

One daughter, SIL and grandson are coming over for a cookout Sunday. Knowing how fussy they are about what they eat, I sent off an email with the menu. I wanted to do something different from the "usual". There was nothing on the menu that was good for everyone.

So all new plans. We have a new menu that'll work for everyone. Life is full of compromises.

Just got a picture message showing our grandson has lost his first tooth.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:06 PM   #3132
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This happens every get together with my family.

One daughter, SIL and grandson are coming over for a cookout Sunday. Knowing how fussy they are about what they eat, I sent off an email with the menu. I wanted to do something different from the "usual". There was nothing on the menu that was good for everyone.

So all new plans. We have a new menu that'll work for everyone. Life is full of compromises.

Just got a picture message showing our grandson has lost his first tooth.
You seem to be the only one making them.

I think I would make sure your sidekick was taken care of and let the rest of them whistle or bring a dish that they would enjoy!

I guess it is all about keeping the peace and making some happy memories for your grandson!

Have a good time!
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:12 PM   #3133
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They're guests in my home, I feel obligated to provide them with food they will enjoy.

It used to frustrate me a lot more but I've sort of gotten used to it. I wanted to go beyond the usual steaks or burgers and hot dogs. Silly me.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:14 PM   #3134
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I have to agree with Aunt Bea. That's too bad, after all the planning, etc.

Congrats on GS's tooth! No corn on the cob for him.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:19 AM   #3135
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I guess that's it for me. I try to accomodate people's tastes, but I also take into consideration how much they do mine when I'm in their homes. Somehow, all the fussy eaters in my life rarely host. The fussy eaters in my life are good at not liking food they eat anywhere, any time. So why bother?
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:21 PM   #3136
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I hope everyone will have a better Labor Day weekend than I'm having. I spent all day yesterday & today sleeping, drinking water or hot tea & visiting the bathroom. My head's stopped up & I generally feel like crud. Thanks to one of my students. I have one student with a snotty nose who refuses to wash his hands for any reason. I have to threaten to take computer time if he doesn't let me use a soapy washcloth on his hands. He also sits next to me. I had a lot of work for school to do this weekend & so far none of it is touched. I'll have to do it tomorrow no matter how I feel. I have a parent conference Tuesday & another one on Friday plus worksheets to create for the week. Next Saturday has a big workshop all day. I don't have time to be sick. :aaarrgghhh!:
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:26 PM   #3137
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I hope everyone will have a better Labor Day weekend than I'm having. I spent all day yesterday & today sleeping, drinking water or hot tea & visiting the bathroom. My head's stopped up & I generally feel like crud. Thanks to one of my students. I have one student with a snotty nose who refuses to wash his hands for any reason. I have to threaten to take computer time if he doesn't let me use a soapy washcloth on his hands. He also sits next to me. I had a lot of work for school to do this weekend & so far none of it is touched. I'll have to do it tomorrow no matter how I feel. I have a parent conference Tuesday & another one on Friday plus worksheets to create for the week. Next Saturday has a big workshop all day. I don't have time to be sick. :aaarrgghhh!:
Oh, gack. With the new school year comes new infections. Sure hope you feel better soon, Cindercat!
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(((hugs Cindercat)))
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:15 AM   #3139
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Cinder, good wishes being sent your way. Your snot-nosed student reminded me of a friend of mine whose kids kept coming home with head lice. She got frustrated and got permission to inspect the premises. A foreign language lab. The headphones were infested. since they were in constant use by different kids from different classes I mean grades, not social) and different ages. She went and bought whatever it would be to use to clean the darned things and started going to school and de-lousing them herself.

There ought to be something about basic sanitary habits.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:17 AM   #3140
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Cinder, good wishes being sent your way. Your snot-nosed student reminded me of a friend of mine whose kids kept coming home with head lice. She got frustrated and got permission to inspect the premises. A foreign language lab. The headphones were infested. since they were in constant use by different kids from different classes I mean grades, not social) and different ages. She went and bought whatever it would be to use to clean the darned things and started going to school and de-lousing them herself.

There ought to be something about basic sanitary habits.
Oh, yuck! That's one thing I never had--and I spent a LOT of time wearing headphones in language labs!
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