dahlia

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    dahlia got a reaction from Dr T in How could I have forgotten? Big news.   
    My little boy, my 37 yr old pumpkin, is engaged!  I think they will get married at the end of next term.
     
    They've been dating 2 years, she's a doctoral student as well - in education statistics, for crying out loud. Petite (former gymnast), a blond Swede to match my son's 20% Finnish background (we got tested).
     
    She actually came with me to a church activity. I'd say the two of them are what I understand to be 'dry Mormons.' They like a lot about the Mormon lifestyle, but aren't ready to make the commitment, but culturally, at least, there's a meeting of the minds on modesty, family night, preparedness, homeschooling, the role of the father in the family, etc., which is good. Actually, other than homeschooling, this is pretty much how we lived before I converted. I'm glad he wants to repeat it in his own family, whether he's in the Church or not. 
     
    She's 28 and ready to have babies (her words), so, perhaps I'll be a nana before they put me in the assisted living facility.
     
     
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    dahlia got a reaction from EarlJibbs in How could I have forgotten? Big news.   
    My little boy, my 37 yr old pumpkin, is engaged!  I think they will get married at the end of next term.
     
    They've been dating 2 years, she's a doctoral student as well - in education statistics, for crying out loud. Petite (former gymnast), a blond Swede to match my son's 20% Finnish background (we got tested).
     
    She actually came with me to a church activity. I'd say the two of them are what I understand to be 'dry Mormons.' They like a lot about the Mormon lifestyle, but aren't ready to make the commitment, but culturally, at least, there's a meeting of the minds on modesty, family night, preparedness, homeschooling, the role of the father in the family, etc., which is good. Actually, other than homeschooling, this is pretty much how we lived before I converted. I'm glad he wants to repeat it in his own family, whether he's in the Church or not. 
     
    She's 28 and ready to have babies (her words), so, perhaps I'll be a nana before they put me in the assisted living facility.
     
     
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    dahlia got a reaction from Daybreak79 in How could I have forgotten? Big news.   
    My little boy, my 37 yr old pumpkin, is engaged!  I think they will get married at the end of next term.
     
    They've been dating 2 years, she's a doctoral student as well - in education statistics, for crying out loud. Petite (former gymnast), a blond Swede to match my son's 20% Finnish background (we got tested).
     
    She actually came with me to a church activity. I'd say the two of them are what I understand to be 'dry Mormons.' They like a lot about the Mormon lifestyle, but aren't ready to make the commitment, but culturally, at least, there's a meeting of the minds on modesty, family night, preparedness, homeschooling, the role of the father in the family, etc., which is good. Actually, other than homeschooling, this is pretty much how we lived before I converted. I'm glad he wants to repeat it in his own family, whether he's in the Church or not. 
     
    She's 28 and ready to have babies (her words), so, perhaps I'll be a nana before they put me in the assisted living facility.
     
     
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    dahlia got a reaction from john doe in How could I have forgotten? Big news.   
    My little boy, my 37 yr old pumpkin, is engaged!  I think they will get married at the end of next term.
     
    They've been dating 2 years, she's a doctoral student as well - in education statistics, for crying out loud. Petite (former gymnast), a blond Swede to match my son's 20% Finnish background (we got tested).
     
    She actually came with me to a church activity. I'd say the two of them are what I understand to be 'dry Mormons.' They like a lot about the Mormon lifestyle, but aren't ready to make the commitment, but culturally, at least, there's a meeting of the minds on modesty, family night, preparedness, homeschooling, the role of the father in the family, etc., which is good. Actually, other than homeschooling, this is pretty much how we lived before I converted. I'm glad he wants to repeat it in his own family, whether he's in the Church or not. 
     
    She's 28 and ready to have babies (her words), so, perhaps I'll be a nana before they put me in the assisted living facility.
     
     
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    dahlia got a reaction from Sunday21 in How could I have forgotten? Big news.   
    My little boy, my 37 yr old pumpkin, is engaged!  I think they will get married at the end of next term.
     
    They've been dating 2 years, she's a doctoral student as well - in education statistics, for crying out loud. Petite (former gymnast), a blond Swede to match my son's 20% Finnish background (we got tested).
     
    She actually came with me to a church activity. I'd say the two of them are what I understand to be 'dry Mormons.' They like a lot about the Mormon lifestyle, but aren't ready to make the commitment, but culturally, at least, there's a meeting of the minds on modesty, family night, preparedness, homeschooling, the role of the father in the family, etc., which is good. Actually, other than homeschooling, this is pretty much how we lived before I converted. I'm glad he wants to repeat it in his own family, whether he's in the Church or not. 
     
    She's 28 and ready to have babies (her words), so, perhaps I'll be a nana before they put me in the assisted living facility.
     
     
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    dahlia got a reaction from AngelMarvel in How could I have forgotten? Big news.   
    My little boy, my 37 yr old pumpkin, is engaged!  I think they will get married at the end of next term.
     
    They've been dating 2 years, she's a doctoral student as well - in education statistics, for crying out loud. Petite (former gymnast), a blond Swede to match my son's 20% Finnish background (we got tested).
     
    She actually came with me to a church activity. I'd say the two of them are what I understand to be 'dry Mormons.' They like a lot about the Mormon lifestyle, but aren't ready to make the commitment, but culturally, at least, there's a meeting of the minds on modesty, family night, preparedness, homeschooling, the role of the father in the family, etc., which is good. Actually, other than homeschooling, this is pretty much how we lived before I converted. I'm glad he wants to repeat it in his own family, whether he's in the Church or not. 
     
    She's 28 and ready to have babies (her words), so, perhaps I'll be a nana before they put me in the assisted living facility.
     
     
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    dahlia got a reaction from Maureen in How could I have forgotten? Big news.   
    My little boy, my 37 yr old pumpkin, is engaged!  I think they will get married at the end of next term.
     
    They've been dating 2 years, she's a doctoral student as well - in education statistics, for crying out loud. Petite (former gymnast), a blond Swede to match my son's 20% Finnish background (we got tested).
     
    She actually came with me to a church activity. I'd say the two of them are what I understand to be 'dry Mormons.' They like a lot about the Mormon lifestyle, but aren't ready to make the commitment, but culturally, at least, there's a meeting of the minds on modesty, family night, preparedness, homeschooling, the role of the father in the family, etc., which is good. Actually, other than homeschooling, this is pretty much how we lived before I converted. I'm glad he wants to repeat it in his own family, whether he's in the Church or not. 
     
    She's 28 and ready to have babies (her words), so, perhaps I'll be a nana before they put me in the assisted living facility.
     
     
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    dahlia got a reaction from mirkwood in How could I have forgotten? Big news.   
    My little boy, my 37 yr old pumpkin, is engaged!  I think they will get married at the end of next term.
     
    They've been dating 2 years, she's a doctoral student as well - in education statistics, for crying out loud. Petite (former gymnast), a blond Swede to match my son's 20% Finnish background (we got tested).
     
    She actually came with me to a church activity. I'd say the two of them are what I understand to be 'dry Mormons.' They like a lot about the Mormon lifestyle, but aren't ready to make the commitment, but culturally, at least, there's a meeting of the minds on modesty, family night, preparedness, homeschooling, the role of the father in the family, etc., which is good. Actually, other than homeschooling, this is pretty much how we lived before I converted. I'm glad he wants to repeat it in his own family, whether he's in the Church or not. 
     
    She's 28 and ready to have babies (her words), so, perhaps I'll be a nana before they put me in the assisted living facility.
     
     
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    dahlia got a reaction from classylady in How could I have forgotten? Big news.   
    My little boy, my 37 yr old pumpkin, is engaged!  I think they will get married at the end of next term.
     
    They've been dating 2 years, she's a doctoral student as well - in education statistics, for crying out loud. Petite (former gymnast), a blond Swede to match my son's 20% Finnish background (we got tested).
     
    She actually came with me to a church activity. I'd say the two of them are what I understand to be 'dry Mormons.' They like a lot about the Mormon lifestyle, but aren't ready to make the commitment, but culturally, at least, there's a meeting of the minds on modesty, family night, preparedness, homeschooling, the role of the father in the family, etc., which is good. Actually, other than homeschooling, this is pretty much how we lived before I converted. I'm glad he wants to repeat it in his own family, whether he's in the Church or not. 
     
    She's 28 and ready to have babies (her words), so, perhaps I'll be a nana before they put me in the assisted living facility.
     
     
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    dahlia got a reaction from notquiteperfect in How we roll in the heartland   
    We had our Christmas party last Saturday (we have lots of students who leave for winter break, so we have our party early). As part of the entertainment, we had the fabulous Donny & Marie Osmond, complete with red striped shoes - hard to see in the video, but just dazzling in person: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvLVzJZ77YE
     
    Remember, jealousy is a sin.
     
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    dahlia got a reaction from Blackmarch in How we roll in the heartland   
    We had our Christmas party last Saturday (we have lots of students who leave for winter break, so we have our party early). As part of the entertainment, we had the fabulous Donny & Marie Osmond, complete with red striped shoes - hard to see in the video, but just dazzling in person: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvLVzJZ77YE
     
    Remember, jealousy is a sin.
     
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    dahlia got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in How we roll in the heartland   
    We had our Christmas party last Saturday (we have lots of students who leave for winter break, so we have our party early). As part of the entertainment, we had the fabulous Donny & Marie Osmond, complete with red striped shoes - hard to see in the video, but just dazzling in person: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvLVzJZ77YE
     
    Remember, jealousy is a sin.
     
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    dahlia got a reaction from Vort in How we roll in the heartland   
    We had our Christmas party last Saturday (we have lots of students who leave for winter break, so we have our party early). As part of the entertainment, we had the fabulous Donny & Marie Osmond, complete with red striped shoes - hard to see in the video, but just dazzling in person: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvLVzJZ77YE
     
    Remember, jealousy is a sin.
     
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    dahlia got a reaction from Backroads in How we roll in the heartland   
    We had our Christmas party last Saturday (we have lots of students who leave for winter break, so we have our party early). As part of the entertainment, we had the fabulous Donny & Marie Osmond, complete with red striped shoes - hard to see in the video, but just dazzling in person: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvLVzJZ77YE
     
    Remember, jealousy is a sin.
     
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    dahlia got a reaction from Daybreak79 in Today's Testimony Meeting - Venting   
    Man, I wanted to stand up and tell some people to be parents and not give in to their kids. We had several very small kids come up. At first some wanted to be there, but then chickened out, other children had to be told what to say. Just terrible.
     
    If you don't have your own testimony that you can say without someone whispering it in your hear, sit the heck down. 
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    dahlia got a reaction from Palerider in devotional / fireside   
    Y'all can stop now.
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    dahlia reacted to pam in devotional / fireside   
    A devotional is usually for a wide audience.  A fireside is usually for a group of the church such as YSA, youth, etc.
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    dahlia reacted to Connie in devotional / fireside   
    Spelling.
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    dahlia got a reaction from Vort in Today's Testimony Meeting - Venting   
    Man, I wanted to stand up and tell some people to be parents and not give in to their kids. We had several very small kids come up. At first some wanted to be there, but then chickened out, other children had to be told what to say. Just terrible.
     
    If you don't have your own testimony that you can say without someone whispering it in your hear, sit the heck down. 
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    dahlia got a reaction from Crypto in Help - need tea with caffeine   
    I've never been a coffee drinker; it didn't agree with me, so there's no worry there. I bought some Vivarin and am trying that. It's supposed to be as much caffeine as in a cup of coffee, which isn't too bad if I just have 1 a day.
     
    I've never had an energy drink - I get the feeling they are just a heart attack waiting to happen for us more mature folks. 
     
    As far as this being an addiction, I don't think it is. It's being sleepy. I don't crave caffeine, I haven't gotten a headache or other caffeine withdrawal symptoms, I'm just on a new schedule, the time changed, and I sleepy. I do get up and walk around and sometimes go stand outside, but I can't for long due to the weather. It's one thing to say 'take a walk' when it's 30 or 40 degrees, another when it's 7 degrees with a lot of wind. No thanks.
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    dahlia reacted to JimmiGerman in Good Gifts and Their Counterfeits   
    I'm not quite sure what exactly you are eating, but I hope it tastes and  doesn't have too much to do with a bowling ball filled with bacon.
     
    Bad gift:   intolerable headaches
     
    Good gift: pharmaceuticals like painkilling tablets
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    dahlia reacted to PolarVortex in Good Gifts and Their Counterfeits   
    This is pretty Manichean, but it does seem to be true for many cases, doesn't it?
     
    What is the Satanic counterfeit of the gift of tongues?  IRS regulations?
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    dahlia got a reaction from Backroads in It's just not fair...   
    Boy, there is nothing that will make my head spin as much as someone saying "It's not fair." Life isn't fair. Suck it up. You want something different, go do it, go be i t.
     
    As to the OP's saying that the wealthy don't care about social justice (and what a grenade that is. What's social justice - taking from me to give to you?) isn't true across the board. The Gates do tremendous work in bringing vaccines to developing countries. This is in addition to bringing technology to people around the world.  I used to work for a think tank that got big grants from places like the Ford Foundation. Ford, Carnegie (do you know about the Carnegie libraries around the country?), and other started foundations or other projects to provide for the 'less fortunate' or to advance knowledge. I know that Rush Limbaugh gives millions in charity and rarely talks about it, other than the on air fundraiser for blood cancers (if I recall correctly) he holds each year (where he matches the donations). He gives to the military and their families.
     
    You don't know what they wealthy do, so stop harping about what's fair and what isn't and that the wealthy don't do 'their share.' Personally, I don't think they have to do anything; it's their money. That most of them do engage in charitable acts is to their credit. 
     
    btw - as to food aid for many countries - their corrupt governments take a lot of it right off the top. We, and other nations, give enough to feed the world. People are hungry because of their governments, not because there aren't efforts to feed them.
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    dahlia got a reaction from notquiteperfect in It's just not fair...   
    Boy, there is nothing that will make my head spin as much as someone saying "It's not fair." Life isn't fair. Suck it up. You want something different, go do it, go be i t.
     
    As to the OP's saying that the wealthy don't care about social justice (and what a grenade that is. What's social justice - taking from me to give to you?) isn't true across the board. The Gates do tremendous work in bringing vaccines to developing countries. This is in addition to bringing technology to people around the world.  I used to work for a think tank that got big grants from places like the Ford Foundation. Ford, Carnegie (do you know about the Carnegie libraries around the country?), and other started foundations or other projects to provide for the 'less fortunate' or to advance knowledge. I know that Rush Limbaugh gives millions in charity and rarely talks about it, other than the on air fundraiser for blood cancers (if I recall correctly) he holds each year (where he matches the donations). He gives to the military and their families.
     
    You don't know what they wealthy do, so stop harping about what's fair and what isn't and that the wealthy don't do 'their share.' Personally, I don't think they have to do anything; it's their money. That most of them do engage in charitable acts is to their credit. 
     
    btw - as to food aid for many countries - their corrupt governments take a lot of it right off the top. We, and other nations, give enough to feed the world. People are hungry because of their governments, not because there aren't efforts to feed them.
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    dahlia got a reaction from Jedi_Nephite in Praise to the Man   
    Wuh?  We're talking about one particular man's activities. There is nothing wrong with saying 'praise to the man.' 'praise to the white man,' praise to the American.'  We are referencing one person, Joseph Smith. I am a black female and I find nothing offensive in the words and certainly don't take them as meaning only JS, or only white men, or only Americans can commune with Jehovah.
     
    I love this hymn. Not just like, I love it. When I'm working at the computer, I play the MoTab version on YouTube loud and often. I was physically thrilled when one of the Nauvoo pageant actors shouted "Praise to the Man!" and everyone sang the song. It was just great.
     
    Lemme tell you, you want to get riled up over something - try having to make your way past shouting narrow-minded bigots before you can get into the Nauvoo pageant. Those were real words. I didn't have to guess at  what they meant.. They were ugly words - directed at me and the family I was with.
     
    So, I'm gonna sing Praise to the Man all the time. I like it.