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  • AliNouveauAliNouveau Member Posts: 36,288 Member Member Posts: 36,288 Member
    AliNouveau wrote: »

    Do you have to fill out screening questionnaires to send them to school? We have an app to clear our kids on for our school. I think a snotty nose was removed from the list because the testing clinics were getting jammed with kids with runny noses.

    No it's the same here, a runny nose is fine. It's just hers is so runny and it goes in in her throat which makes her cough at times. Plus her runny nose is often followed by an ear infection (= temperature) so in that case she would have to go through the testing even though you know it's nothing serious. So we'll just have to leave it clear and she should be good to go tomorrow or Wednesday.
    If the schools are even staying open that is. We're expecting an announcement today. Looks like we're going on full lockdown again, the only thing we don't know yet are the schools.

    Hope your daughter is ok. Better to keep her off anyway so she can get better

    So are the schools still in? Do they have remote learning set up? Our public system is a mess. They made people choose between remote or in class. The school my son is at streams every class online so if you're sick you still can check out the remote class
  • LunaTheFatCatLunaTheFatCat Member Posts: 183 Member Member Posts: 183 Member
    balanc41 wrote: »
    Good morning y’all! Let’s start the week off great... by getting back in bed and waiting for the weekend

    You know what, I reckon that's the only thing to do!!
  • LunaTheFatCatLunaTheFatCat Member Posts: 183 Member Member Posts: 183 Member
    AliNouveau wrote: »

    Hope your daughter is ok. Better to keep her off anyway so she can get better

    So are the schools still in? Do they have remote learning set up? Our public system is a mess. They made people choose between remote or in class. The school my son is at streams every class online so if you're sick you still can check out the remote class

    Yeah they were off from March, back in from September, but I wouldn't be surprised if they close again.
    My girls (12 & 13) are in a so-called digital school, so it's all iPad based and this worked brilliantly during the first lockdown. The classes aren't streamed as such, but they communicate and get all their work done through that medium, so she can just do her work while she's off.
    WFH suits me, working on two tenders at the moment, which is actually easier to do at home on my own.
  • coffee_n_weightscoffee_n_weights Member Posts: 73 Member Member Posts: 73 Member
    balanc41 wrote: »
    Good morning y’all! Let’s start the week off great... by getting back in bed and waiting for the weekend

    Best suggestion ever.

    This! Such a hard time getting out of bed today. Took the weekend away from here a bit with some family in from out of town but back to it today.
    Hope you all are starting out strong today!☕️
  • broadwey21broadwey21 Member Posts: 22 Member Member Posts: 22 Member
    Hi ... just looking for some new friends to mutually support and cheer for, what say you? add me in :)
  • cgrout78cgrout78 Member Posts: 1,437 Member Member Posts: 1,437 Member
    Morning all...anyone have an IV for my coffee? Draaaaaaging here
  • northviewvintagenorthviewvintage Member Posts: 1,614 Member Member Posts: 1,614 Member
    I think the public schools,here, are giving parents the option. For my daughter, I am doing a half "unschool" thing where I am letting her learn some subjects based on her interests, but teaching her some hardcore math because that is the subject I think would be the hardest for her to catch up in if she was to fall behind.
  • _canadianbakin__canadianbakin_ Member Posts: 369 Member Member Posts: 369 Member
    Good morning. It’s only 730 here so I’m still in bed.
  • TomAmreinTomAmrein Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    Ahoy from Adelaide South Australia, 54 years young here, and after a year or so without any excersise due to medical issues, aaaaaand then Covid, I finally got my *kitten* into gear and back into the gym 6 days a week, 5 days weights, one day of cardio. 2 days of them 6 spent with a PT. He told me about MFP and it's been such a blessing. Taken all the hard work out of counting calories etc. Joined MFP approx 4 weeks ago, and have steadily lost approx 1kg per week. Snooping around the app I then discovered the Community section. Never knew it was here. Aaaaanywho, not sure what else to say. My thingy (not sure what it is called, lol) is public (So my PT can spy on what I'm eating) so if anyone wants to follow my progress then feel free to send a request, and good luck to all on your fitness journeys :)

    Congrats on the weight-loss! Keep up the good work!
  • forestfreekforestfreek Member Posts: 5,388 Member Member Posts: 5,388 Member
    broadwey21 wrote: »
    Hi ... just looking for some new friends to mutually support and cheer for, what say you? add me in :)

    Hey there!
    I’m Jennie👋
    Sending you a FR😊

  • forestfreekforestfreek Member Posts: 5,388 Member Member Posts: 5,388 Member
    Good morning. It’s only 730 here so I’m still in bed.


    Move over Shanners! I’m crawling in with you 😂😂😂😂
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 4,039 Member Member Posts: 4,039 Member
    WOW those mushrooms look insane @mtaratoot I absolutely love exotic mushrooms, but they cost a fortune here unfortunately.

    Chanterelles are available in-season, and the price varies with how good a year it is. I think they are about $20 per pound right now where you can find them. I've seen them for less and more. I think people who harvest commercially get $2 per pound or something like that. I don't really know because I just pick for myself; I don't have a permit to collect commercially. I also see other wild mushrooms in the grocery for similar prices. Sometimes we see lobster mushroom; they don't last that long.

    Some mushrooms, like those elusive boletes I look for but don't find, dry quite well. They're also called Porcini mushrooms. Chanterelles dry ok, but they don't rehydrate well. If you dry them, you can grind them into a powder and use for flavor/umami, but they don't do well bringing them back. To store them, I saute in batches, then freeze portions in vacuum bags.

    I also would like to learn to identify Matzutake mushrooms. They grow around here. I'm always on the lookout for cauliflower mushroom when I'm out. In May, there's morels; I rarely find them.

    Some other mushrooms are now farmed. I should get another shiitake log. If I find a pleurotus log in the woods, I can bring that home. They now have figured out how to grow lion's mane. I think they have figured out how to farm matzutake, too. Some others can be grown, but we haven't figured out how to make them fruit yet.

    We also have white truffles that allegedly rival Italian white truffles. I'm just ot a huge truffle fan like some people are. A few friends have dogs that can sniff them out - it' a much lower impact way to find them than raking, and you only dig up RIPE ones.

    There's a few more species on my list I want to learn to identify. For now there's only five or eight I feel 100% comfortable identifying in the field. And I love them!

    Well, there's some others I can easily identify, but they aren't edible. We have artist's conch and another ganoderma that's known as Reishi. Not edible so much as medicinal. We also get early morel (Verpa), but I don't harvest them. They're not really edible. I can ID the Western Jack-O-Lantern; looks kind of like chanterelle, but not quite, grows on wood, and is poison.

    My friend decided not to go out today, but that's fine. I have other work to do. There's another spot I might go try to find for boletes.
  • annliz23annliz23 Member Posts: 1,093 Member Member Posts: 1,093 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    WOW those mushrooms look insane @mtaratoot I absolutely love exotic mushrooms, but they cost a fortune here unfortunately.

    Chanterelles are available in-season, and the price varies with how good a year it is. I think they are about $20 per pound right now where you can find them. I've seen them for less and more. I think people who harvest commercially get $2 per pound or something like that. I don't really know because I just pick for myself; I don't have a permit to collect commercially. I also see other wild mushrooms in the grocery for similar prices. Sometimes we see lobster mushroom; they don't last that long.

    Some mushrooms, like those elusive boletes I look for but don't find, dry quite well. They're also called Porcini mushrooms. Chanterelles dry ok, but they don't rehydrate well. If you dry them, you can grind them into a powder and use for flavor/umami, but they don't do well bringing them back. To store them, I saute in batches, then freeze portions in vacuum bags.

    I also would like to learn to identify Matzutake mushrooms. They grow around here. I'm always on the lookout for cauliflower mushroom when I'm out. In May, there's morels; I rarely find them.

    Some other mushrooms are now farmed. I should get another shiitake log. If I find a pleurotus log in the woods, I can bring that home. They now have figured out how to grow lion's mane. I think they have figured out how to farm matzutake, too. Some others can be grown, but we haven't figured out how to make them fruit yet.

    We also have white truffles that allegedly rival Italian white truffles. I'm just ot a huge truffle fan like some people are. A few friends have dogs that can sniff them out - it' a much lower impact way to find them than raking, and you only dig up RIPE ones.

    There's a few more species on my list I want to learn to identify. For now there's only five or eight I feel 100% comfortable identifying in the field. And I love them!

    Well, there's some others I can easily identify, but they aren't edible. We have artist's conch and another ganoderma that's known as Reishi. Not edible so much as medicinal. We also get early morel (Verpa), but I don't harvest them. They're not really edible. I can ID the Western Jack-O-Lantern; looks kind of like chanterelle, but not quite, grows on wood, and is poison.

    My friend decided not to go out today, but that's fine. I have other work to do. There's another spot I might go try to find for boletes.

    Your so clever I would probably get poisoned.
  • LunaTheFatCatLunaTheFatCat Member Posts: 183 Member Member Posts: 183 Member
    annliz23 wrote: »
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    WOW those mushrooms look insane @mtaratoot I absolutely love exotic mushrooms, but they cost a fortune here unfortunately.

    Chanterelles are available in-season, and the price varies with how good a year it is. I think they are about $20 per pound right now where you can find them. I've seen them for less and more. I think people who harvest commercially get $2 per pound or something like that. I don't really know because I just pick for myself; I don't have a permit to collect commercially. I also see other wild mushrooms in the grocery for similar prices. Sometimes we see lobster mushroom; they don't last that long.

    Some mushrooms, like those elusive boletes I look for but don't find, dry quite well. They're also called Porcini mushrooms. Chanterelles dry ok, but they don't rehydrate well. If you dry them, you can grind them into a powder and use for flavor/umami, but they don't do well bringing them back. To store them, I saute in batches, then freeze portions in vacuum bags.

    I also would like to learn to identify Matzutake mushrooms. They grow around here. I'm always on the lookout for cauliflower mushroom when I'm out. In May, there's morels; I rarely find them.

    Some other mushrooms are now farmed. I should get another shiitake log. If I find a pleurotus log in the woods, I can bring that home. They now have figured out how to grow lion's mane. I think they have figured out how to farm matzutake, too. Some others can be grown, but we haven't figured out how to make them fruit yet.

    We also have white truffles that allegedly rival Italian white truffles. I'm just ot a huge truffle fan like some people are. A few friends have dogs that can sniff them out - it' a much lower impact way to find them than raking, and you only dig up RIPE ones.

    There's a few more species on my list I want to learn to identify. For now there's only five or eight I feel 100% comfortable identifying in the field. And I love them!

    Well, there's some others I can easily identify, but they aren't edible. We have artist's conch and another ganoderma that's known as Reishi. Not edible so much as medicinal. We also get early morel (Verpa), but I don't harvest them. They're not really edible. I can ID the Western Jack-O-Lantern; looks kind of like chanterelle, but not quite, grows on wood, and is poison.

    My friend decided not to go out today, but that's fine. I have other work to do. There's another spot I might go try to find for boletes.

    Your so clever I would probably get poisoned.

    Yup I wouldn’t dare harvesting them myself
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 4,039 Member Member Posts: 4,039 Member
    annliz23 wrote: »
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    WOW those mushrooms look insane @mtaratoot I absolutely love exotic mushrooms, but they cost a fortune here unfortunately.

    Chanterelles are available in-season, and the price varies with how good a year it is. I think they are about $20 per pound right now where you can find them. I've seen them for less and more. I think people who harvest commercially get $2 per pound or something like that. I don't really know because I just pick for myself; I don't have a permit to collect commercially. I also see other wild mushrooms in the grocery for similar prices. Sometimes we see lobster mushroom; they don't last that long.

    Some mushrooms, like those elusive boletes I look for but don't find, dry quite well. They're also called Porcini mushrooms. Chanterelles dry ok, but they don't rehydrate well. If you dry them, you can grind them into a powder and use for flavor/umami, but they don't do well bringing them back. To store them, I saute in batches, then freeze portions in vacuum bags.

    I also would like to learn to identify Matzutake mushrooms. They grow around here. I'm always on the lookout for cauliflower mushroom when I'm out. In May, there's morels; I rarely find them.

    Some other mushrooms are now farmed. I should get another shiitake log. If I find a pleurotus log in the woods, I can bring that home. They now have figured out how to grow lion's mane. I think they have figured out how to farm matzutake, too. Some others can be grown, but we haven't figured out how to make them fruit yet.

    We also have white truffles that allegedly rival Italian white truffles. I'm just ot a huge truffle fan like some people are. A few friends have dogs that can sniff them out - it' a much lower impact way to find them than raking, and you only dig up RIPE ones.

    There's a few more species on my list I want to learn to identify. For now there's only five or eight I feel 100% comfortable identifying in the field. And I love them!

    Well, there's some others I can easily identify, but they aren't edible. We have artist's conch and another ganoderma that's known as Reishi. Not edible so much as medicinal. We also get early morel (Verpa), but I don't harvest them. They're not really edible. I can ID the Western Jack-O-Lantern; looks kind of like chanterelle, but not quite, grows on wood, and is poison.

    My friend decided not to go out today, but that's fine. I have other work to do. There's another spot I might go try to find for boletes.

    Your so clever I would probably get poisoned.

    Yup I wouldn’t dare harvesting them myself

    As it turns out....

    The image I labeled as a Yellowfoot chanterelle? It isn't. Upon closer inspection, it's a Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca. A.K.A. False chanterelle. And guess what? They are considered poisonous. I only brought a few home for educational purposes. I usually don't bother with them. These seemed too big, but they had hollow stems. Upon closer inspection.... those stems aren't hollow! I found some other interesting fungus today in a new-to-me spot. I was looking for boletes but found some fly agaric, some milky caps, and a BUNCH more chanterelles. I did collect some more chanterelles; I now have enough for myself AND to give some to friends.
  • TonyB0588TonyB0588 Member Posts: 9,454 Member Member Posts: 9,454 Member
    AliNouveau wrote: »

    Hope your daughter is ok. Better to keep her off anyway so she can get better

    So are the schools still in? Do they have remote learning set up? Our public system is a mess. They made people choose between remote or in class. The school my son is at streams every class online so if you're sick you still can check out the remote class

    Yeah they were off from March, back in from September, but I wouldn't be surprised if they close again.
    My girls (12 & 13) are in a so-called digital school, so it's all iPad based and this worked brilliantly during the first lockdown. The classes aren't streamed as such, but they communicate and get all their work done through that medium, so she can just do her work while she's off.
    WFH suits me, working on two tenders at the moment, which is actually easier to do at home on my own.

    My children are all grown up now, so I don't have to worry about schools closing.

    I worked from home for about 6 weeks, then we all got called back in. My bosses are younger than me, but struggle with modern ideas. They have suspicious minds, so couldn't handle the concept of staff working where they couldn't see them.
  • LunaTheFatCatLunaTheFatCat Member Posts: 183 Member Member Posts: 183 Member
    TonyB0588 wrote: »
    AliNouveau wrote: »

    Hope your daughter is ok. Better to keep her off anyway so she can get better

    So are the schools still in? Do they have remote learning set up? Our public system is a mess. They made people choose between remote or in class. The school my son is at streams every class online so if you're sick you still can check out the remote class

    Yeah they were off from March, back in from September, but I wouldn't be surprised if they close again.
    My girls (12 & 13) are in a so-called digital school, so it's all iPad based and this worked brilliantly during the first lockdown. The classes aren't streamed as such, but they communicate and get all their work done through that medium, so she can just do her work while she's off.
    WFH suits me, working on two tenders at the moment, which is actually easier to do at home on my own.

    My children are all grown up now, so I don't have to worry about schools closing.

    I worked from home for about 6 weeks, then we all got called back in. My bosses are younger than me, but struggle with modern ideas. They have suspicious minds, so couldn't handle the concept of staff working where they couldn't see them.

    We have a few of those dinosaurs in our office as well and their staff are all in fulltime. Other departments are more flexible. I work directly for the MD and he's dead easy. Which makes it a little unfair for some people, as they see others working from home and they're not allowed.

    Well it's official here, we're going back into lockdown from Thursday, for six weeks. Stay within 5km from your house. Non essential shops, hairdressers etc all shut. Few exceptions this time though, schools, creches and construction sites may remain open.
  • Fatexterminator1Fatexterminator1 Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
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