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  • We've been reading Prince and the Pauper for our morning historical read aloud.

    Today is a lazy day.

    Atmospheric pressure is low.

    We're all feeling lethargic and under the weather...

    So, we're watching the 1962 Disney version of this book.

    Eating chicken noodle soup and toasted ham and cheese sandwiches.

    The perfect way to end our 2nd week of school
    We've been reading Prince and the Pauper for our morning historical read aloud. Today is a lazy day. Atmospheric pressure is low. We're all feeling lethargic and under the weather... So, we're watching the 1962 Disney version of this book. Eating chicken noodle soup and toasted ham and cheese sandwiches. The perfect way to end our 2nd week of school
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  • Things to see at the Sea
    Things to see at the Sea
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  • We have a laptop that is 6 years old and it was so slow it was practically unusable, even though it still has a ton of memory free. I followed these step-by-step instructions (skipped the ones that didn't apply, or I didn't feel comfortable doing) and now it is running fast again and ready for school. I think I'll drag out our 13-year old one and work on it. Even though we can't do everything on it, we can still use it for a lot of things.

    Highly recommend this tutorial if you have a slow laptop or desktop that you can still get some millage from.

    https://www.comparitech.com/utilities/speed-up-slow-laptop-or-pc-windows-10-8-or-7/
    We have a laptop that is 6 years old and it was so slow it was practically unusable, even though it still has a ton of memory free. I followed these step-by-step instructions (skipped the ones that didn't apply, or I didn't feel comfortable doing) and now it is running fast again and ready for school. I think I'll drag out our 13-year old one and work on it. Even though we can't do everything on it, we can still use it for a lot of things. Highly recommend this tutorial if you have a slow laptop or desktop that you can still get some millage from. https://www.comparitech.com/utilities/speed-up-slow-laptop-or-pc-windows-10-8-or-7/
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    Slow laptop? How to Make a Laptop Faster (for free)
    A slow computer can be seriously frustrating! If you're running Windows 10,8, or 7, this post is for you. Find out how to speed up a laptop or PC with our top 20 tips.
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  • Reports are that those who worked hard to pay back their student loans are angry at the recent 500B handout to forgive student loans. And well they should be!

    Many who worked hard to pay back their loans on their own blood, sweat, and tears - which for some was an astronomical amount:

    Many forsook their field of study because they couldn't accept an entry-level job because the pay was too low to cover living expenses and make payments on their loans

    Many worked 2-3 jobs to cover living expenses and their loan payments, while simultaneously supporting a family

    Many even put life on hold for a time, such as having a family, to pay back their loans first.

    And now these hard-working people feel like fools. They feel cheated. Why should THEY have had to make these enormous sacrifices to pay back a loan while others now get to study for free?

    There is no need to talk about what this will do to our economy - every rationally thinking person knows this already. But when you give young people free big things, they lose all respect for the gift.

    When a young person has to work hard to pay for their education, they appreciate it.
    Reports are that those who worked hard to pay back their student loans are angry at the recent 500B handout to forgive student loans. And well they should be! Many who worked hard to pay back their loans on their own blood, sweat, and tears - which for some was an astronomical amount: Many forsook their field of study because they couldn't accept an entry-level job because the pay was too low to cover living expenses and make payments on their loans Many worked 2-3 jobs to cover living expenses and their loan payments, while simultaneously supporting a family Many even put life on hold for a time, such as having a family, to pay back their loans first. And now these hard-working people feel like fools. They feel cheated. Why should THEY have had to make these enormous sacrifices to pay back a loan while others now get to study for free? There is no need to talk about what this will do to our economy - every rationally thinking person knows this already. But when you give young people free big things, they lose all respect for the gift. When a young person has to work hard to pay for their education, they appreciate it.
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  • It's hard to believe that 15 years have gone by already. It seems like just yesterday we stood at the altar on that hot, hot August day.

    Promising to love, honor, and obey was the best decision I ever made - and you were well worth waiting for.

    I want to copy this from a post I made on this day 5 years ago:

    "May I speak to the single ladies for a moment?

    I was 34 when I got married. By the time I walked down the isle I'd dated a few times and had been engaged once before. I'd heard all of the well-meant comments and suggestions you can think of....and a few that probably never should have been uttered.

    You know what I'm talking about. You've heard them, too.
    By the time I entered the church on my dad's arm, the only comment that made any sense to me was, "It's worth waiting for the right one". Because it was correct.

    5 years before that, I'd come within just a few months of committing myself to someone who daily left me second-guessing everything I said and did. His words left me cowering in the corner, and by the time I'd worked up the courage to walk away....for the 3rd and final time, I was only a shell of my former self.

    It took 5 years and a lot of work for God to rebuild what had been shattered in that relationship....but there I was. This time there were no doubts. No questions niggling in the back of my mind whether or not this was the right decision. I didn't have the panicky moments you see in the movies where brides wonder if they're doing the right thing.

    No - I knew beyond a shadow of any doubt that the guy waiting for me at the end of the isle was the one I'd been waiting for.

    10 years later, I'm still as sure - if not more sure - that he was worth waiting for.

    If you're still single, feeling awkward among all of your friends who have already gotten married, hearing those ridiculous comments, and maybe even in a relationship you know that is less than ideal, just because you want to get married....
    wait for the right one.

    Getting married shouldn't be your goal. It wont solve your loneliness, and it wont bring you satisfaction.

    6 months before my husband and I began dating, I gave up. I gave up on marriage, gave up on motherhood, and gave up my disappointment about not being either wife or mom.

    I was tired of my whole life revolving around that desire.
    Instead, I threw myself into just making Jesus my entire focus and source of joy and satisfaction.

    That was the best decision I could have made, because when the newness of marriage wore off, I wasn't left disillusioned. I had already learned not to look to my husband as my source of fulfillment.

    Make Jesus your goal. Make Him your source of fulfillment and joy. Make Him your ultimate desire.

    As Max Lucado so wisely said, " A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her."

    THAT man is worth waiting for!"
    It's hard to believe that 15 years have gone by already. It seems like just yesterday we stood at the altar on that hot, hot August day. Promising to love, honor, and obey was the best decision I ever made - and you were well worth waiting for. I want to copy this from a post I made on this day 5 years ago: "May I speak to the single ladies for a moment? I was 34 when I got married. By the time I walked down the isle I'd dated a few times and had been engaged once before. I'd heard all of the well-meant comments and suggestions you can think of....and a few that probably never should have been uttered. You know what I'm talking about. You've heard them, too. By the time I entered the church on my dad's arm, the only comment that made any sense to me was, "It's worth waiting for the right one". Because it was correct. 5 years before that, I'd come within just a few months of committing myself to someone who daily left me second-guessing everything I said and did. His words left me cowering in the corner, and by the time I'd worked up the courage to walk away....for the 3rd and final time, I was only a shell of my former self. It took 5 years and a lot of work for God to rebuild what had been shattered in that relationship....but there I was. This time there were no doubts. No questions niggling in the back of my mind whether or not this was the right decision. I didn't have the panicky moments you see in the movies where brides wonder if they're doing the right thing. No - I knew beyond a shadow of any doubt that the guy waiting for me at the end of the isle was the one I'd been waiting for. 10 years later, I'm still as sure - if not more sure - that he was worth waiting for. If you're still single, feeling awkward among all of your friends who have already gotten married, hearing those ridiculous comments, and maybe even in a relationship you know that is less than ideal, just because you want to get married.... wait for the right one. Getting married shouldn't be your goal. It wont solve your loneliness, and it wont bring you satisfaction. 6 months before my husband and I began dating, I gave up. I gave up on marriage, gave up on motherhood, and gave up my disappointment about not being either wife or mom. I was tired of my whole life revolving around that desire. Instead, I threw myself into just making Jesus my entire focus and source of joy and satisfaction. That was the best decision I could have made, because when the newness of marriage wore off, I wasn't left disillusioned. I had already learned not to look to my husband as my source of fulfillment. Make Jesus your goal. Make Him your source of fulfillment and joy. Make Him your ultimate desire. As Max Lucado so wisely said, " A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her." THAT man is worth waiting for!"
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  • Today's weather forecast: Don't ask - just hang in there until the weekend. 🌞🌑πŸ”₯🧯πŸ₯΅
    Today's weather forecast: Don't ask - just hang in there until the weekend. 🌞🌑πŸ”₯🧯πŸ₯΅
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  • A little taste of home in Zagreb
    A little taste of home in Zagreb
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  • Andrej next to a statue at the castle we visited yesterday.
    Andrej next to a statue at the castle we visited yesterday.
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  • Before starting home, Robi led us to a nearby abandoned castle. What an amazing site, and view of the river below
    Before starting home, Robi led us to a nearby abandoned castle. What an amazing site, and view of the river below
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  • Andrej is home. He had an amazing time.
    Andrej is home. He had an amazing time.
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