Donna Thacker
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October 15, 2014
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I Feel so Dumb

I have been dealing with this for a while now, but last night really upset me. I felt so dumb and really quite helpless. I am talking about trying to help a 6th grader with this Common Core math stuff. Yikes, two hours of looking through the book, scratchi
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Posted in Parenting on January 7, 2015

Too Cold for School? Who Decides?

The Midwest is freezing right now and it’s only going to get worse. Last night, I watched as the news began posting school closings. We had no bad weather like snow or ice, but those schools determined it was too cold to risk having children walking
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Posted in Parenting on January 7, 2015

How Quiet the House Is!

After being home for a two week Christmas break, the grand children returned to school today and the house is just too quiet. I keep looking up to see which one will be coming into my office to ask a question, or to declare they are hungry. I have gotten u
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Posted in Family on January 6, 2015

Here Comes the Freeze!

We have skated through November and December with pretty decent weather here in the Midwest. Granted, there have been some crazy up and down temperatures, but considering what Illinois winters used to be like (snow, snow and more snow) it hasn’t been
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Posted in Random on January 4, 2015

What Can I Write About?

Have you ever asked yourself that question? I do all of the time. I say that I will get up every morning and post, post, post on the various sites I am on. Then I sit there and think, “Well, what can I write about?” Staring at a blank document
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Posted in Writing on January 2, 2015

New Year Changes…Can You Hear the Moans and Groans?

I just happened to check notifications and caught elitecodex’s post as soon as it went up. Persona Paper is implementing a few changes on January 1st. I have hyperlinked the post so you can go read it for yourself if you haven’t yet. First thi
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Posted in Persona Paper on December 27, 2014

And Another Christmas Passes…

So, another Christmas passes us by and we are left to clean up the mess of wrapping paper and tinsel. We also must find a place for all of the new gifts and things that Santa felt we needed (whether we truly did or not.) Children’s new toys and cloth
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Posted in Holidays on December 27, 2014

Hooray, it came early!

I talked about having to order a new stove in an earlier post. It wasn’t supposed to be in until the end of this week but I got a call on Friday that it was in. My son went to the store on Saturday evening to pick it up. I was thrilled because
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Posted in Food on December 8, 2014

Christmas Concert a Success…Well Mostly!

I have to say that I really enjoyed the Christmas concert at my grandkids school last night. In an earlier post I talked about being worried about the weather and about their dad arriving home in time. Luckily dad did arrive home just in the nick of time t
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Posted in Holidays on December 5, 2014

Are You a Home Body?

Some of you may not be familiar with the term “home body” but it is used quite a bit around my area. A ‘home body” is someone who is quite content to stay at home. They would rather be at home than anywhere else. Some even make excu
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Posted in Personal on December 5, 2014

Comments (8)

hi following you have a good day

December 22, 2015, 1:41 PM

Nice to meet you. Look forward to reading more of your posts.

January 3, 2015, 12:27 PM

I am on tsu. If you are also there you can follow me. My ID is @showstopper .Please let me have your ID and then I will follow you. Thanks

November 16, 2014, 12:44 AM

Hello and it's nice to be connected:-)

October 28, 2014, 11:06 AM

No problem. :)

October 20, 2014, 1:48 PM

Stopping by to say hello.

October 20, 2014, 4:17 AM

Hello - happy to follow you

October 16, 2014, 4:43 PM

Hi, Donna. Hope you enjoy the site.

October 16, 2014, 10:41 AM