Wednesday Open Thread

Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania

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85 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread

  1. Dora says:

    Good Morning.

    Notice the hats. 🙂

  2. swanspirit says:

    I loved Longwood Gardens. I went with a friend who has since passed, on a bus trip, in the winter. The Christmas decorations were still up. It was so spectacular. This isn’t my pic, I wish I had taken more.

  3. Dora says:

    Guess we will have to wait a little longer to know what’s true.


    Francis: Rumours About a Resignation

  4. Somebody says:

    So it starts, middle grandchild was sent home immediately this morning. It seems one of her classmates tested positive for covid. The results came in last night, the school was informed first thing this morning. Her entire class is quarantined for 2 weeks.

    The teacher sent all the kids to the clinic and went home. What a brilliant plan to shove all those kids into the small clinic🙄 Apparently there are no work packets either, just ducky. If her classmates pop positive one by one the class could miss the entire year doing this song and dance🙄

    I’d like to know was this kid even there this week? If the results came back last night clearly the student was somewhere being tested yesterday. Was the child sent to school sick on Monday? Last Friday? Was the child ever symptomatic at school? I’m betting the kid got sick over the weekend and was kept home, but I’ll never know.

    • elliesmom says:

      One of my mail carrier’s kids got a positive test result and was quarantined for two weeks. Not sick at all, but by the time the positive test results traveled through his wife and kids, who also never had a single symptom, he was out of work for two months. Never had a positive test result himself. On his weekday off, he’s one of my dogwalking buddies, and he was going nuts. We didn’t know what had happened to him.

    • lateblum says:

      School for my little grandgirls begins in 7 minutes. I wonder whether they will last the week. Suddenly, my town has become a C19/Delta “hot spot”. Who can prove otherwise?

    • Somebody says:

      Granddaughter is settled in. I dosed her up with some supplements except vitamin D. I don’t have a D supplement low enough for a child. I have a dentist appointment in an hour, so I’ll stop by Target and get vitamin D gummies for her. She’s lucky I had everything else in gummies including zinc. I saw all the gummies at my grocery store just the other day, they had exactly 1 bottle of each. I thought why not grab them just in case, and today became just in case.

      Granddaughter was provided with a calendar that details what they are learning each week. She has her AR book for reading, that’ll last a couple of hours🤣🤣 Not to worry, I have plenty of books we’ve already compiled a list😉 She’s rounding and estimating in math, easy peasy. They don’t teach money math or measurements very well in public school IMHO. So we’ll augment those while she’s home via games, cooking and other fun activities.

      Science is learning about machines and equipment scientists use…. hello, we can measure and weigh stuff. Plus I pulled down my microscope and telescope which she is jumping up and down about. They get here at 5:45am so we’ll use the telescope early in the morning, sunrise is about 6:59am here tomorrow.

      Social studies is learning the continents. She’s currently playing find the continent game on my talking globe😉 I still have a complete geography curriculum, again because public schools are light on geography. When I cleaned out my home school stuff there were certain things I held on to for my grandkids during the summer. So we’ll learn to map the continents😉

      She’s most excited by my writing curriculum and intrigued by grammar……be still my ❤ Neither are included on the calendar, but what the heck🙂 She chose fable writing, I said OK. She’s super excited about that too. I haven’t even tempted her with my closet full of educational games, but I did let her peek at some of my DVD’s.

      So I think we’re all set🤣 We have no idea how long she’ll be home, we assume two weeks, but the health department will call with a firm date and they’ll be checking on her. Apparently the kid that has covid sits right next to her at a table. The classroom is set up in centers where the kids all sit at tables and collaborate.

      • Constance says:

        I’m glad you have everything to keep her engaged in learning. I think the way they have set up the school sounds like a perfect set up for the proud Covidians to take turns having their exposed children with no symptoms shut down everyone and everything. I’d get out of that school system.

      • votermom says:

        you are basically homeschooling, she’s lucky to have you

    • foxyladi14 says:

      So sad, sine the test can’t tell the difference between a cold and the cooties! 😯

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    dems – masks for thee, not for me

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    • Cisco says:

      taliban kicked the US the f’k OUT of Afghanistan.
      I think they’ve been puffing on Hunters crack pipe to much.

    • Cisco says:

      Ya’, but these sob’s won’t send covid infected ILLEGALS back across to whence the come from.

  9. lyn5 says:

    Smith breaks down why he believes the U.S. mission in Afghanistan spiraled into “an enormous offshore laundering operation.” And now, “the counterterrorism mission has been turned on American citizens,” he says.

    • lyn5 says:

      $787 million went to gender programs in Afghanistan to employ Americans. I’m kind of not feeling sorry for these Democrats and Republicans who get left behind and who profited from this money launering.

      • lateblum says:

        Will they be the ones left behind? Somehow, I doubt people who benefitted from wrong doing are going to allow others to get out of Dodge ahead of them.

      • Constance says:

        At least for once it’s not the sons and daughters of deplorables getting killed in a Globalist adventure. But I am surprised they are leaving the do gooder class of people behind. I thought they were part of the Globalist class.

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  12. Anthony says:

    Blinken trying to convince us that “some US citizens might not want to leave Afghanistan” ..

    This motherfucker needs to GO!

  13. lyn5 says:

    I’m no longer a cowgirl. Donated my White’s lady packers to the Bootleg Fire supply drive. Up to 120 rural homes in ranching communities were destroyed. Ranchers also lost livestock.

    Also donated clothes, kitchen supplies, socks and cat food.

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  15. elliesmom says:

    Is there a pet emergency going on in the Houston area? I donated money to the Cajun Navy to pay for gas for boats to go get the dogs stuck on their roofs in Louisiana during a flood a few years ago. The money was funneled through the Houston SPCA. They never ask me for everyday expenses, but I get called when there’s an emergency. They called today while I was out, but my voicemail was full so they couldn’t leave a message. Too many robocalls I haven’t deleted. Nothing pops up when I do a search, but with them offering to collect the money for other places, too, it’s hard to know. Now that I don’t donate to any political causes anymore, pet charities get more money. I figure it’s money better spent.

  16. lyn5 says:

    • mcnorman says:

      This man is incapable of leading anyone to anywhere.

      A day that will live in infamy for the reeling Biden administration just got even worse, after Politico reported that Biden administration officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies to grant entry into the militant-controlled outer perimeter of the city’s airport, a choice which according to the media outlet which was just purchased by Germany’s Axel Springer, “prompted outrage behind the scenes from lawmakers and military officials.”

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