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About MorningStar

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  • Birthday 02/28/1975

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    Singing, playing the piano, cooking, speaking German (although not as well as I used to), making new friends, drinking battery acid, seeing if anyone actually reads my profile ... :-D

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  1. Nope. Ours starts September and it's will be remote the first quarter. At least.
  2. A month or so ago, we got a knock on the door warning us that rioters were possibly coming into our neighborhood, but thankfully they didn't. One of our sons freaked out and asked his dad to come home early. They ended up showing up in a U-haul in the next town over and planned on looting a sporting goods store and other places in the strip mall. They were dismayed to discover armed citizens and police waiting for them. A lady in our community livestreamed it. They turned their attention to areas by the mall next, breaking into a salon, throwing nail clippers everywhere, etc.. Because salons bad. I live about 45 minutes from Seattle. Grateful I don't live in it because it's been ridiculous.
  3. I sure hope so. I don't know how they allowed visitation between the child p, trashing their mom publicly (trying to publish her journals online and accuse her of running off with a man), and of course obviously having murdered Susan. Who takes toddlers camping in the winter in the middle of the night?! Even his "alibi" should've been a reason to deny him visitation. I'm happy for the Coxes and I hope they will get closure someday.
  4. Thank you, everyone! Still waiting for my first letter from him!
  5. My best friend worked at the boys' school and she was devastated by their murder. I listened to the Cold Podcast and was absolutely sickened by Josh and his father. 😠 The CPS worker - ugh. If the visits were required, they should have been in a neutral location. The 911 operator screwed up things too.
  6. One of my best friends called today and I cried as I told her this story. Our son decided to join the Army and it was something we debated with him all year as he tried to get us to sign while he was still 17. We felt like he needed to think it over more, especially since there were some big trials going on for him. Then the pandemic hit and I was feeling even less inclined to sign anything. Finally a month before he was to turn 18, we signed the papers because he wasn't changing his mind and he needed to move forward in life. He had no luck getting a job here and I don't understand why. He was kind of living in limbo during this lockdown. The recruiter made it sound like it would take months before he went to boot camp, but then he came home and told us he as leaving in just a couple weeks! I was heartbroken because I thought we had one more birthday with him and I felt like there wouldn't be any time for him to have his patriarchal blessing, which was not allowed until just a week ago. Our bishop was out of town and there were so many things we needed to do before he left. I broke down crying as I talked to my husband about it, but was especially bothered that he would be going into this situation without his PB. He wouldn't have a way to call, so we hastily got a cell phone plan for the family ( I didn't have one either) and then I decided to text a friend who's been off social media for months. I didn't realize I was texting her landline and literally minutes later - like 5 minutes later, she emailed me. I thought it was because she got my text, but no. She said I had been on her mind and I wrote back to tell her what was going on. She immediately asked if he had gotten his PB and I said no, that was one of the things upsetting me. Her husband is the executive secretary and said the bishop was coming back that night. This was Thursday and he was leaving Sunday morning. I then reached out to the patriarch who had just been out of town and he said he could do it Saturday and we caught them just in time because his wife was about to go out of town. He said, "We just got permission to give them again a week ago." The bishop interviewed our son through video chat on Friday and it happened on Saturday. It was such a relief and I finally felt some peace about him going. I'm so grateful my friend gave me that nudge to make it happen. I knew that Heavenly Father was mindful of our family.
  7. That looks awesome!
  8. But protestors are entitled to block your car. I'm glad there are videos because of liars like this one. They're even trying to open the car door. I would not have been as nice as this driver. https://twitter.com/TaylerUSA/status/1278047383830630401?s=20
  9. At this rate, I wonder if my area will have church by Christmas.
  10. Once in a while I see her post something (crazy) on Twitter.
  11. Praying for you, Storm Rider. I'm so sorry you're going through this!
  12. I would happily pay teachers to not teach the rest of the school year! Hahahaha The topic is whether schools should serve chocolate milk or not. That's not really controversial, but when her teacher asked her how she felt and she said she thought it should serve chocolate milk, she said she disagreed and added, "First of all, we're not baby cows..." So she's against drinking milk period.
  13. School is weird now with it being online until the end of the year. My 5th grader's teacher now wants to have weekly check-ins with us and we had our first one today. My daughter and I both chatted with her on Google Meet and when her teacher said they were going to be writing an opinion paper, she asked my daughter what her opinion was and when she told her, her teacher said she disagreed with her and gave her reasons why, also telling her she needed to provide evidence to back-up her opinion. I'm not a teacher, but it seems to me that teachers shouldn't give an assignment like this and immediately try to influence their students with their own opinion. Any teachers here who find it odd? Or is it common? One friend thinks maybe it was a prompt to stoke the fire or something. I didn't want to undermine her teacher in front of her, but I wanted to tell her, "Hey, adding your personal bias isn't going to help my daughter learn from this assignment. She's more likely to write what will make you happy."
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