Reason to smile today

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  • TwitchyMagee
    TwitchyMagee Posts: 3,766 Member
    My 13-year-old deciphering my recipes written in cursive
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    I really love that you have these. Everything is so digital now. I'd laminate these 😊

    I’d like to somehow preserve the ones from my grandmother and great grandmother but I don’t know if lamination is the way to go because it’s probably not archival or acid free or whatever the right words are😂. If anyone has any tips let me know
  • R3d_butt3rfly_
    R3d_butt3rfly_ Posts: 908 Member
    My 13-year-old deciphering my recipes written in cursive
    argoqg9jll08.jpeg

    I really love that you have these. Everything is so digital now. I'd laminate these 😊

    I’d like to somehow preserve the ones from my grandmother and great grandmother but I don’t know if lamination is the way to go because it’s probably not archival or acid free or whatever the right words are😂. If anyone has any tips let me know

    Last year my best friends sister had one of their grandma's famous recipes imprinted on a hand towel that she later framed. That might get expensive tho and you'll run out of wall space lol
  • TwitchyMagee
    TwitchyMagee Posts: 3,766 Member
    My 13-year-old deciphering my recipes written in cursive
    argoqg9jll08.jpeg

    I really love that you have these. Everything is so digital now. I'd laminate these 😊

    I’d like to somehow preserve the ones from my grandmother and great grandmother but I don’t know if lamination is the way to go because it’s probably not archival or acid free or whatever the right words are😂. If anyone has any tips let me know

    Last year my best friends sister had one of their grandma's famous recipes imprinted on a hand towel that she later framed. That might get expensive tho and you'll run out of wall space lol
    That’s an adorable idea! Maybe I’ll do that with one of the recipes nobody makes anymore.

  • crazyhorse8
    crazyhorse8 Posts: 129 Member
    My 13-year-old deciphering my recipes written in cursive
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    Written in cursive...OMG!!! My mom was a 6th grade teacher for over 30 years and the writing lessons I got at home were constant as her favorite thing to teach was English and Creative writing. I remember all my assignments in school had to have perfect cursive hand writing on it or I had to do it over!!
    To this day, I appreciate this skill and cannot for the life of me figure out how the schools can get away with not teaching it as a requirement. You shouldn't sign a legal document in printed form! When my daughter was that age she had a hard time reading my notes to her...your post made me smile and go on a rant at the same time!

    I guess it’s fine. They’ll muddle through somehow.

    After all, I can’t do the copperplate of my great grandmother or even the perfect Palmer method of my grandmother. I also can’t do what my children do. They have learned skills that were never available to me.

    But if it makes you feel better, some elementary schools are again teaching cursive. 😁
    I am glad to hear that some are doing that again!

  • nossmf
    nossmf Posts: 5,191 Member
    Ah, memories of learning cursive. In third grade, my school said, "we'll START teaching cursive after Christmas." Over Christmas break, my family moved to a new city in a new state. First day of school, the teacher says, "Now that you've had two months to practice cursive, I expect EVERYTHING in cursive from now on." After I picked up my jaw from the floor, I went about teaching myself how to write cursive by looking above the blackboard at the example letters, one at a time, all while trying to simultaneously learn the new material being thrown at us. Setup my own mixture of cursive and print which was fast enough to take notes, but "good enough" for the teacher to accept. Eventually I went back and learned the "proper" cursive, and if I take my time I can write very flowingly, but if I'm in a hurry I still lean on my mangled mashup.
  • TwitchyMagee
    TwitchyMagee Posts: 3,766 Member
    edited November 2022
    i taught my kids cursive and they mostly write that way now if not typing. my daughter is dyslexic and cursive is really helpful for that bc of the start/stop points of each letter being uniform.
    I love this kind of brain workaround. You done good. and you teaching it to your child gives me such a good warm feeling

    My kids were homeschooled for many years and I tried to teach them all cursive. I still have a chart up in my kitchen. My oldest two have the worst handwriting I’ve ever seen apart from their father. My youngest, who had the least homeschooling, is teaching it to himself & isn’t too bad. I feel like
    there might be a strong genetic component.
  • R3d_butt3rfly_
    R3d_butt3rfly_ Posts: 908 Member
    Spending half of my day with my favorite person. It was so perfect ❤
  • nossmf
    nossmf Posts: 5,191 Member
    Actually tuned in to the first moments of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade for the first time ever. Always before I end up remembering about halfway through.
  • Alinouveau2
    Alinouveau2 Posts: 4,562 Member
    Taking a friend skating today. I haven't seen her in years since she moved to the USA. It was so much fun
  • honey_honey_12
    honey_honey_12 Posts: 8,795 Member
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    My son took his wife to a cottage rental place in the woods in the southeastern part of the state for her birthday this weekend.
    He just texted that they had arrived.
    😂
  • OpheliaCooter
    OpheliaCooter Posts: 1,567 Member
    All those multiple charged to my bank that I was complaining about? I simply typed my complaint into the help chat with the website where I made the purchase and they took it upon themselves to cancel the orders under my account. This is perfect because I had one more cart under ‘guest’ so I will still receive the items I wanted but not duplicated.
    I thought this was going to be a complicated nightmare but it turned out so well!
  • Luxduca
    Luxduca Posts: 979 Member
    Waking up next to one of my kids this morning! Huge smile
  • OpheliaCooter
    OpheliaCooter Posts: 1,567 Member
    I was frantically running around at work and when I came back to my cart there was a little cake sitting there. My coworker from yesterday put it there bc I mentioned I like them. 🥰 The flight attendants and the cleaners know him by name so he’s a good one.
  • Peachesnstuff
    Peachesnstuff Posts: 1,069 Member
    I woke up feeling indifferent. This is a peaceful feeling considering the roller coaster of hell I've been on for two weeks
  • TwitchyMagee
    TwitchyMagee Posts: 3,766 Member
    edited November 2022
    I woke up feeling indifferent. This is a peaceful feeling considering the roller coaster of hell I've been on for two weeks
    Indifferent to an undeserving person or situation is cool but look out for life apathy & numbness. ❤️
  • Alinouveau2
    Alinouveau2 Posts: 4,562 Member
    Helping people out.
  • OpheliaCooter
    OpheliaCooter Posts: 1,567 Member
    Gift cards from work! At least it isn’t a pizza party!