Check out our other websites: Iron Sudoku alt|meat GiftBox Epigroove

View Word List Thursday, January 3, 2019

FINAL SCORES

3116 wildcat17
3116 kellyk
3116 Vioxx
3116 Jayk
3116 bojazz
3116 dfmchfhf
3116 sedmac
3116 Andee
3116 helenkeller
3116 Read-Knit-Bake
3116 lynxxx
3116 dan2bit
3116 Kateq
3116 bubba218
3116 pabtrek
3116 SueMagee
3116 zoozzoom
3116 welki
3116 Bugsaw
3116 jimmel
3116 svingy
3116 wht
3116 ChampFit
3116 galliwags
3116 DTins
3116 circe
3116 shorty
3116 Alicia
3116 Marc Freeman
3116 MitchDick
3116 gramma
3116 VDW
3116 Lizlin
3116 Grandma Barb
3116 72 Temple Owl
3116 flashman1998
3116 danf63
3116 pcal2
3116 Cosmo Kramer
3116 Bonasa
3116 Funkylady
3116 cybernan
3116 pat56
3116 kim m
3116 ivesy3
3116 Kamanjah
3116 Buttonman
3116 nurse1000
3116 Catie
3116 NonoNanette
3116 chrisk
3116 kantplay
3116 phaeton
3116 BzznBea
3116 LuvWordGames
3116 ItalianGreyhound
3116 redshoes
3116 parisla
3116 JBV
3116 grannyrose
3116 graciecat
3116 rururocks
3116 lazykoala99
3116 dart001
3116 angelinaxox
3116 gapeach
3116 montreal13
3116 Sandieangel
3116 isles7
3116 VolleymomDee
3116 bookwomen
3116 mixi6
3116 saanichcat
3116 reneeo
3116 skooj
3116 MelJewell
3116 mooz
3116 Mercy
3116 CiociaJudy
3116 Bremen
3116 dizgrannie
3116 NatashaW
3116 suzysuz
3116 Book Doctor Gwen
3116 bmb444
3116 LoriP
3116 sammysmom
3116 earth
3116 joansiebone
3116 ursh
3116 vashongin
3116 anike
3116 aslindy
3116 ARB
3116 speedfreak
3116 Verve
3116 stu mcc
3116 daylily
3116 clg47
3116 Haz1558
3116 sprite
3116 bala
3116 lbdawger
3116 broll
3116 SummerBreeze44
3116 Bogwoggle
3116 smartemis
3116 dromano66
3116 Chris P
3116 juniperberet
3116 wordly wise
3116 roncook
3116 Norma
3116 SunnFlower
3116 sandy211
3116 mo
3116 jessmom
3116 Dianne
3116 Aloyisius
3116 Dippnall
3116 NANCY
3116 Sam
3116 msr
3116 Jacula
3116 Michelle
3116 glittle
3116 periwinkle
3116 marigold
3116 claws
3116 Vicuna
3116 sandbox74
3083 ladycece920
2936 Hillsnow
2881 Sev
2791 Uneaixoise
2751 hurshy
2724 dofith
2689 Tabbycat2
2680 Filomena
2641 java2
2612 mab
2540 Bethjt
2506 westford
2469 BettyAnne
2452 dalia
2418 lbuxx
2397 nrkii
2389 asterisk
2332 JeeWhiz
2328 moolingwa
2288 rbud
2280 Gillie
2245 Zadit
2239 georgiaj
2236 annecarmen
2233 Kallia
2205 mattygroves
2193 rabbasar
2159 RoseAnn
2155 MollyL
2132 marksdolly
2131 Gitel
2128 Pillsy74
2125 Dorens
2124 Rangerbill
2119 godthaab
2106 libarebel
2101 ann
2085 KrisE
2085 Angelsong
2084 foamflower
2069 bigbirdboss
2061 McLeach
2046 Hebe
2046 maggiej
2035 mael
2014 MomStar
1995 emd99
1993 bethn
1989 wvteach
1981 BerniceQ
1976 Riverdance
1969 cheeto44
1961 ch1212
1960 broony
1958 pilgrim719
1951 irishlady
1932 kje
1932 Robespierre
1921 silversarah
1920 marilyn992
1914 IndiaJan
1912 jwr
1891 JW4975
1885 mrloser
1881 idicyidikat
1870 markytom
1864 xeiluj
1863 fit1
1862 sprong
1858 bheron
1843 smoove
1837 Wolvie
1827 Solitare
1814 contrary1
1813 little mim
1808 pugmama763
1800 jaxx7
1794 Wogoe
1774 hydra
1774 mymuseisme
1758 ls1
1758 MadXSer
1748 tmtm
1741 Babbleybrook
1737 Jeff7
1731 BadPixxie
1714 Habes
1706 ChrissieDee
1706 sally
1704 sciencegeek
1701 smartalic
1698 Sunrise
1694 HarryHood
1686 Dragonfruit
1686 VAjeweler
1675 guernseygirl
1671 GailMkp
1665 mkg
1655 Inge2
1650 ABJ
1640 pamrepton
1635 poodletoes
1633 tessagram
1621 BarbaraA
1621 hyacinthe
1611 Alleyn58
1600 icywords
1593 JaxH66
1590 A*n*i*t*a
1587 mightyquin
1584 cameron51us
1584 scatterbrain
1583 yubi
1581 PastorJ
1580 Tnarg
1551 jaydee
1550 Enomis65
1542 SamanthaJoy
1532 gemini_J13
1530 Naches girl
1527 Quiltergirl
1527 ginnie
1526 Mary
1525 daisy88
1522 Ouwachita
1502 CAZ100
1498 doseffing
1493 donnana
1480 Dog Fan
1480 skheiny
1471 Tomago
1467 Flask1
1462 dcseain
1457 SuzeQ
1457 Brie11
1457 Calllie
1450 lexophile
1443 REG
1440 Jackanory
1427 sixty7stang13
1425 eb229
1424 mirandapan
1416 wjb
1415 mery9419
1414 MsCorvid
1413 pjd
1411 rosalie4
1408 lil*monkey
1408 Turt
1400 MLFAN17
1400 inkydinks
1387 ZsaZsa
1378 KenTropic
1376 Fit2knit
1374 cavalier25
1371 Deeha
1370 kittychan
1360 gladius
1358 pigeonman
1356 lara68
1355 Leaf
1351 tracyo
1349 Alycia
1345 Roses6
1342 Frances
1338 maccafixx
1337 melkaywil
1334 MumTT
1333 mojo9292
1320 AnnetteL
1320 EmaMaria
1320 jennyc
1319 Snowman31888
1318 stidmama
1315 Marian Todd
1310 poor richard
1309 Rachway
1302 Jodeen
1300 scarydeb
1299 jitesh
1297 dc43
1293 flower65
1292 circqueen
1292 suz01
1289 PeggyK
1288 rubyfoo
1285 Madyh
1284 MaddyMadd
1284 bonkler
1283 EssV2
1268 dadfe
1267 mirandlyn
1264 spellacked
1258 bookwyrmish
1257 cks
1255 bookworm100
1253 Talia
1244 car.eeyore
1240 kiwi47
1238 anawaltgal
1237 rsiegel24
1235 Alisonofwi
1232 whizette
1230 uconn
1230 xena
1229 katmayo
1227 Jadee
1220 jpc1966
1216 rkptbound
1216 susanj2
1215 mayneman
1208 m9f9l
1194 yikeym32
1187 mtnmam
1171 catsmm
1168 merlypoop
1166 Lindsay
1158 tickymong
1150 therealblah
1149 Trifioso
1146 Gramjane
1144 8201girl
1141 Moemonster
1135 The_Mad_Egyptian
1133 cg530
1124 scouser
1122 annie0128
1122 patact
1120 mom99
1112 SISI
1107 JM052610
1104 Sam Snead
1095 Judi
1095 Gollux
1086 origami
1084 mave
1084 Neliamne
1074 nellebean
1066 peter366
1060 JIMMORRIS
1058 kathy sue
1053 silentfury
1048 avril
1046 katiemac
1039 Cennon
1038 ella
1035 lshult
1030 Aaronitor
1029 trentsnana
1029 annagram
1023 pam
1019 Glens
1011 Kermiteer
1010 Annette
1004 saphyre
1002 BlueFireFrog
995 sajarn
995 JJ
994 leisl
991 rhozee
986 RoundBarn
984 robwhy
974 machelle
970 helenary
969 BLouie
963 Zombee
948 Motek
944 Rainiqui
935 melonheadjujube
931 mehdc
929 pors
927 jka
923 fratfitz
916 bloosh2
911 felicitas
908 puglet
896 eieios
890 funhs
884 sandr
882 potterylady
876 PenguinP
874 charliesmomuk
873 Thulsa
868 MRSWHISKI2
867 Nef
863 jeanne314
858 tempo
857 Pearl5
855 franciscrawford
844 duvaldfm
829 PherceNunly
825 ziba
817 nursegladys
815 sassafrass
812 Kitensplay
811 wesnurse
796 oregonmarki
794 marthas
791 tinkerbelle
788 macadam
783 GrandmaS
778 Scrabbler
775 ChloeKat
770 scorpio
767 raane
754 Doll414
746 Gobble1
746 wenren
745 coralily
737 markbowers7
735 melody17
733 skatt
731 odessa
730 mom23
730 Soodle
726 lynnet
724 woodchick
721 lorena_k
720 bogster
717 helensgirlkid
703 aWolf
698 Barb
698 rolin
698 zippee
697 sugar
694 lpeebles
692 meeshu1
686 amgreet8
681 Christini
680 janeybird
673 scribekd
669 tsatch
667 InTheRedwoods
666 ypsigirl
665 JenMO16
664 fla
662 dpomfr
662 mcurlschool
653 belle
646 shooshoo
646 hogg
646 Angela
644 Sugrraleona
640 sukee
636 mummy
635 tceicher
634 bichon
620 betelgeuse666
616 msg
613 Reese\'s
609 mabaker8
604 eljay323
604 Plebian
587 #1
587 akazev
584 Marjetta
582 diann
579 jzw
571 smooze
567 pamysue
562 anus
555 piggys_rule123
555 stefaneechi
553 yeyellowknifetoo
551 momof4&pe
551 iluvtigs
550 aaron1999
539 efor1124
529 cookiebaker
525 wb12eos
515 LonnieC
514 KayteeJay
514 hmgames
512 angels04
508 o2baflyndog
494 haggis
489 nadav
486 chixnlegs53
472 Monnie
470 karenth
468 pianoman
467 lawyer-1
465 caps
463 thesnark
463 greenery
459 gardnerpaints
450 Chipster
449 noki
446 Lady_Campari
444 gswope
444 hoyamd
442 Aescleah
434 jhb
433 CMcG
432 linnet
432 hep
427 gdine
422 PJDR
418 aaronsmom
408 Rel
408 Valiant
403 squrell2
403 DRWED
390 Cube
383 TQ
381 Hockeyfan
381 helmet
379 amelu0218
367 Luluskidoo
362 moule
361 Buggie
358 Pinikula
357 Gobias
351 Coolcar
350 Rearden
342 Strudtastic
328 boatierra
324 egbokmom2000@yah
323 lawdoggy1
321 pbc
308 craftylady
296 rowlie45
283 Tulipp
279 marie
276 Winnah
274 Patxxx
269 Q
265 Biltong
265 EnigmaNeko
250 Kfo124
248 pen...
247 movieman
242 Jindigo
225 harpjane
216 beachboggle
213 worzel
210 mom82637
196 Judyj
187 midnightbex
172 Sunnidaze
167 TallMike
130 sarah6girls
103 Elle n
103 emusing
98 liltiger88
88 Christa
87 clonemeobiwan
81 PMS
58 ronon44
50 Gadget
23 flosey
17 jocularity
16 PeggySue
12 Chessbobble225
11 GeekMan

ENTIRE CHAT LOG

12:03 am
Rainiqui

pe 7
12:05 am
dizgrannie

sq 7
12:05 am
jessmom

wi7
12:08 am
pugmama763

sq9
12:09 am
melonheadjujube

hi!
12:10 am
melonheadjujube

phantom: heyday
12:11 am
jessmom

sn8
12:12 am
jessmom

si9
12:18 am
melonheadjujube

nbt
12:18 am
melonheadjujube

45 Ps!
12:18 am
melonheadjujube

zowie!
12:20 am
melonheadjujube

to bed. falling asleep at the keyboard. g'nite-nite!
12:20 am
melonheadjujube

[poof]
12:21 am
jessmom

pa9
12:21 am
licketySplitAUS

Clues are up
12:21 am
SueMagee

Pt 6/7
12:23 am
ChrissieDee

ma9
12:23 am
hurshy

thanks for that one sue, just got here and what a way to start!
12:24 am
SueMagee

My pleasure!
12:25 am
hurshy

phantom: armpit
12:27 am
harpjane

found an eagle
12:27 am
pugmama763

et8
12:38 am
cybernan

hello everyone :)
12:43 am
hurshy

hey we get the 6 kinda version of that all the time, nice to finally see the 8!
12:44 am
hurshy

hi nan
12:46 am
cybernan

has the other 8 been called?
12:47 am
hurshy

let's see.... yeah, just looked back, sn8
12:47 am
hurshy

all the 9s have been called as well
12:48 am
hurshy

sq, si, pa, ma
12:48 am
cybernan

yes - I have all the 9's -- was issing the sn 8
12:48 am
hurshy

the latter two of those are both names of House episodes
12:49 am
cybernan

too tired -- will look for the sn 8 tomorrow
12:50 am
gapeach

Thanks nan. Hope you had great holidays.
12:50 am
dcseain

ta, nan. Happy new year, yall!
12:51 am
gapeach

And to you, dc seain.
12:51 am
cybernan

found it -- good night everyone
12:52 am
dcseain

g'night, nan.
12:53 am
hurshy

phantom: decrepit
12:53 am
dcseain

yes, rather a lie, that.
12:54 am
hurshy

ha
12:55 am
hurshy

pe4's trick is to ask a clue, then find the word. now we need to add pulling a cnan to the list - saying "too tired, will look tomorrow" and that makes you find the word too, lol
12:56 am
dcseain

LOL
1:01 am
SueMagee

How did you know I did that, hurshy?
1:01 am
hurshy

i didn't, i just know cnan does it
1:02 am
hurshy

if i thought it was you i'd have said it was pulling a magee
1:04 am
SueMagee

Lol!
1:51 am
sprite

good morning all
1:52 am
Kamanjah

Good morning! How are you today?!
1:52 am
sprite

*hugs Kam* Good to see you, dear one. I am okay. Getting back on my feet after the december agony. I even slept through the night! How are you doing?
1:54 am
sprite

phantom: sincere
1:54 am
Kamanjah

Glad you slept thru! I'm missing Michael. He's still with dad - unknown when they will find 24/7 care. Sister wants to stick him in a home...that would be the end, so we wait.
1:54 am
sprite

always such tough decisions. I think it is great Michael helps his dad as much as he does. But it is hard on you.
1:57 am
Kamanjah

It's hard on both of us! He's so bored - and there is no internet connection at dad's - told him he needs to get one if he has to spend so much time over there!
1:58 am
sprite

indeed! Can't he make a wifi hotspot with his mobile?
1:58 am
Kamanjah

brb
2:01 am
Kamanjah

He only has an old flip phone, told him to go buy a smart one.
I just had to get my desk back under control...two wet cats - eight wet feet - just marched across the desk!
2:01 am
sprite

roflolllll never a dull moment with pets
2:01 am
grannyrose

cooee {{{{{sprite}}}}}} {{{{{{kam}}}}}}
2:01 am
Kamanjah

so true! and one is really missing his daddy!
2:02 am
Kamanjah

cooee rose!
2:02 am
grannyrose

*grin* love ot kam
2:02 am
sprite

our dog had to get used to a new routine... he has to take heart medicine one hour before eating... which means in the morning... at half past 5, when Rob gets up. I get up at 6 to keep Terra company till half past 6, when he gets his breakfast...
2:02 am
grannyrose

ugh... IT
2:02 am
sprite

*hugs rose* Hello my dearest friend, good evening to you. How are you doing?
2:03 am
grannyrose

not too bad actually. a/c is on overtime... lolll. so long as i don't do too much, pain is manageable.
2:04 am
Kamanjah

critters aren't fond of change
2:04 am
sprite

I hope that means you are not doing much...
2:04 am
grannyrose

and you dearest sprite? have the nerves and pains settled from new year's?
2:04 am
Kamanjah

rose, your ac is on OT, my heater is on OT and won't keep this house warm tonight
2:05 am
Kamanjah

where is the happy medium? lol
2:05 am
sprite

Terra is taking it pretty well, actually. He goes back to sleep after getting his pill now, lies at my feet. As soon as I move, he jumps up and looks at me with those eyes that say: BREAKFAST NOW?
2:05 am
grannyrose

aww poor kam. *sending very warm thoughts your way*
2:05 am
sprite

getting there, rose. I slept through the night. Only nightmares in the early morning this time. Still a bit tense and very tired.
2:06 am
sprite

*mixes Kam and Rose in a bowl and hands both the halfway temps*
2:06 am
grannyrose

and * gentle hugs and butterfly kisses for sprite*
2:06 am
Kamanjah

{{{sprite}}}
2:06 am
dcseain

happy new year! It's suddenly 3AM here and i'm not sure how that happened. But litter boxes are scooped and the trash is out for collection.
2:07 am
grannyrose

ta honey. nudges kam... she's not too bad for a friend, is she?
2:07 am
Kamanjah

Random times happen to all viola players...
2:07 am
sprite

thanks, both of you :) On the large scale of things, my issues are no biggies.
2:07 am
sprite

*giggles* You know it, rose...
2:08 am
grannyrose

yahooo... ~~~~ HAPPY NEW YEAR ~~~~~ seain, may 2019 bring all you need.
2:08 am
Kamanjah

But, in your life, sweetie, they are issues! Like my car still being in the shop - on the grand scale of life, no biggie, but I do want my car back
2:09 am
sprite

you sure need your car, Kam, being out in the outback like you are
2:10 am
sprite

and true, but let's face it... one month out of 12 in major stress is 11 times better than some people. My body can give me hell but I can still walk. And with a loving husband and two great kids, and lots of true friends... I am blessed.
2:10 am
Kamanjah

I have a rental - no pets allowed...haha! I have to get the back windows washed and all the dog hair out before I can return it. I have good seat covers, and thank goodness the seats are leather so hair won't stick. It's actually ok, but it's not mine
2:10 am
Kamanjah

Oh was that outback a pun about my Outback that's in the shop ;)
2:11 am
sprite

glad you have a rental. And what the rental company does not know, it won't mind :D
2:11 am
sprite

for puns we need our ruru
2:12 am
sprite

lol... I feel so smart and such an experience babbler when I spot pt- words straight from the start
2:12 am
Kamanjah

really! I had one with cloth black interior last time, and I had to transport the dog then too. My car is the doggie transporter!
2:12 am
grannyrose

brb. need to start tomorrow's washing tonight. with the temp. heading for 40C tomorrow, i figure don can hang it in the coolth of the morning, or even after sunset tonight.
2:13 am
Kamanjah

I've been doing the grid during the day recently, and when ruru gets going...omg, it is so funny!
2:13 am
sprite

indeed, rose. Should dry between taking it out of the washer and reaching the washing lines, lol
2:13 am
sprite

ugh, must have been quite a job to get the car doghair-free that time!
2:13 am
Kamanjah

Rose, my laundry is soaking overnight because it's just too cold out there!
2:14 am
Kamanjah

Two hours!
2:14 am
Kamanjah

Not too bad, will be faster this round
2:14 am
sprite

pfui!
2:15 am
sprite

phantom: recede
2:17 am
sprite

and ampere
2:17 am
Kamanjah

tried ampere
2:18 am
sprite

*grins* And?
2:18 am
Kamanjah

haha!
2:25 am
sprite

qs quonquerred
2:25 am
Kamanjah

firewords! You take care, sprite - and I hope you sleep quietly all night long tonight.
For Rose, when she gets back, keep cool!
2:26 am
sprite

wtg Kam! Sleep well, and stay warm :) *sending sweet dreams and cuddly thoughts*
2:34 am
grannyrose

WTG KAMANJAH !!
2:35 am
grannyrose

in case you didn't guess... i'm baaack.
2:36 am
sprite

wb honey
2:39 am
grannyrose

whew !! okay first load on, second load sprayed and nits soaking. tabs ready, bag ready for hydro, i'm pooped... loll
2:39 am
sprite

lol silly girl! Relax... take your time... be sweet to your poor body
2:40 am
grannyrose

nits??? B...its.... rofloll
2:40 am
sprite

was thinking I had to look up nits, thinking it would be something like very dirty undies
2:41 am
grannyrose

lolll... people get confused with the te4. nits are the EGGS of lice, not live lice.
2:42 am
sprite

yeah that meaning I knew. The very dirty undies one would have been new to me :P
2:43 am
grannyrose

very dirty undies would be when they don't stick to the wall ?
2:43 am
sprite

while wearing them or not?
2:44 am
grannyrose

lolll... gives a new meaning to keep your back to the wall, yes?
2:44 am
sprite

and to cliffhanger
2:45 am
grannyrose

oh my...*collapsing into breathless giggle*
2:45 am
sprite

*grins*
2:46 am
sprite

another nightshift tonight. The early one, which is nice. I can sleep after :D
2:46 am
grannyrose

poor girl, but i think you are enjoying the work?
2:47 am
sprite

yes I enjoy it. It is good to be there for other people, to listen to them from the heart. And I do not mind the nightshifts.
2:48 am
sprite

wow, once you find one of the biggies, you find them all :D
2:49 am
grannyrose

yeah. i am guessing day shift would have a lot of distractions too.
2:49 am
grannyrose

yup, that suffix is great.
2:50 am
sprite

I do a dayshift each month too. Not a lot of difference in distractions, we have a nice little office. But usually another kind of convos. Day shift has a lot of people who just want to talk, no real issues, just lonely. Nightshift has many intense topics.
2:53 am
grannyrose

ahh! i guess the wee small hours tend to bring issues to the fore front of thinking.
2:53 am
sprite

fireflies. Very enjoyable grid!
2:53 am
grannyrose

WTG SPRITE !!
2:54 am
sprite

in the night, problems usually seem bigger to start with. Add to that the fact that big problems tend to mess with people's sleeping and you will have many tough issues during the night.
2:55 am
grannyrose

those people are so blessed to have you on the other end of the phone line, sprite.
2:55 am
sprite

thank you, sweetie :) I am proud to be part of a team of good people!
2:55 am
grannyrose

darn... dinner ready. see you tomorrow dearest. luvsya. HUGS
2:55 am
sprite

*warm hug* for my bestie. Sleep well tonight, and enjoy your dinner now :)
3:37 am
LoriP

o
5:25 am
Marc Freeman

et8, please?
5:25 am
MollyL

Forever
5:27 am
Marc Freeman

thanks
6:31 am
MollyL

Question: Is a tonrec a fat tenrec?
: D
6:31 am
rubyfoo

oink
6:32 am
MollyL

Hi Ruby, how's tricks?
6:32 am
jwr

Year of the Pig!!!
6:33 am
rubyfoo

PMuch better, thanks. The first was the qorst but everything is back to (what pĂ asses for) normal.
6:33 am
rubyfoo

Did my little package arive<?
6:34 am
MollyL

No, but international shipping usually takes a while
6:34 am
rubyfoo

aaarghhhh!!
7:18 am
Flask1

Hi all.....clue for si9 please?
7:19 am
MollyL

I say with all si9 that I think you will find it.
7:26 am
Flask1

Aw thanks Molly!
7:33 am
gramma

Just jumped in and before I knew it I had a si 9 word. Thanks, Molly.
7:45 am
welki

'morning, folks
7:45 am
gramma

hi.
8:07 am
mael

I keep seeing hepatic everywhere
8:12 am
welki

got liverbrain :)
8:19 am
mael

hah
8:19 am
mael

must be all the holiday booze
8:22 am
BzznBea

It's nice to see different words in the grid today.
8:23 am
Marc Freeman

pa9, please?
8:24 am
LuvWordGames

ends like the other 9's
8:24 am
BzznBea

fatherly
8:24 am
Marc Freeman

pa9, please?
8:24 am
welki

Are you the dad, Marc? Take a pa9 test to find out - maybe you'll be on Maury!
8:36 am
LuvWordGames

just finished, any clues needed?
8:38 am
LuvWordGames

ok then, HAGD everyone
8:38 am
mael

I had the ma but not the pa, thanks
8:48 am
rururocks

is Maury still on the air? wow
9:00 am
MollyL

Yes, in kind of a Jerry Springer-like way
9:02 am
rururocks

another show I never understood
9:04 am
BzznBea

That's because you have some brains.
9:06 am
rururocks

there are some here that would challenge you on that statement bzz :D
9:06 am
BzznBea

Yes, I know. =)
9:07 am
MollyL

Yeah, but they are backwards Ru
: D
9:10 am
rururocks

oh bless them anyway
9:15 am
lexophile

uids
9:15 am
lexophile

dint
9:16 am
MollyL

Yes, bless their hearts
9:18 am
ChampFit

Lex!
10:01 am
aslindy

could I please have ahint for the qu7?
10:02 am
rururocks

beginning of 5 + most of frozen h20
10:02 am
ChampFit

ends in a facial spasm
10:03 am
aslindy

thank you
10:03 am
Marc Freeman

pa9, please?
10:04 am
rururocks

you were clued that three times before marc
10:04 am
aslindy

clued at 8:24
10:11 am
Marc Freeman

I am sorry but I had to go and my internet has been acting funny today. Thanks got it
10:13 am
Dianne

Help with the am 6/21 - please
10:14 am
rururocks

I think it's a poisonous mushroom dianne
10:14 am
mael

am plus woman's name, it's a sanskrit
10:14 am
mael

you're thinking of amanita, ru :)
10:14 am
rururocks

am + the metermaid from the beatles song :D
10:15 am
rururocks

oh.. you are right mael
10:15 am
mael

a sanskrit term is what I meant to say haha
10:15 am
rururocks

they're a beautiful mushroom though
10:16 am
Dianne

Thanks for the help
10:19 am
mael

they are very beautiful, you just don't want to get too cozy with them :)
10:21 am
rururocks

I used to see them hiking in Pt Lobos Park.. in the forest
10:21 am
rururocks

gosh mael.. your kids are adorable
10:22 am
mael

thank you! the youngest started preschool yesterday...
10:22 am
rururocks

wow.. some freedom for you finally :D
10:24 am
mael

he's been in daycare before, I am not cut out to be a stay at home mom in any way shape or form
10:24 am
mael

I work from home, which is nice enough, but forget being stuck with two hellions all day. The eldest starts kindergarten in september!
10:24 am
rururocks

that would be a really hard job.. stay at home mom
10:42 am
Flask1

epic
11:32 am
Dianne

help with the 2nd pi 6/24 - please
11:37 am
cybernan

good morning everyone
11:37 am
welki

a lobster's claw, dianne
11:37 am
welki

hi, nan
11:38 am
Dianne

Thank you
11:40 am
BzznBea

Taking a break from de-Christmas-ing...
11:40 am
MollyL

I like the taking down part better than the putting up part. : D
11:41 am
BzznBea

I hate both.
11:41 am
cybernan

not looking forward to that chore --- my cold came back and don't have much energy at the moment
11:42 am
BzznBea

This year I am going to pack in smaller totes. The big totes are just to much for Hubs and I to get in an out of the attic.
11:45 am
BzznBea

21 left...back later...bzz...
12:06 pm
cybernan

in 7 please?
12:06 pm
Trifioso

to ask a quesion, cybernan
12:06 pm
Trifioso

and hello
12:07 pm
cybernan

ty trif
12:12 pm
Trifioso

I did a foolish thing - I sat down and counted the number of unique pieces I have to create for the next show I am costuming. 70. The number is 70. In a MONTH. I don't have to do it alone, (I have a crew of five teens to help me....) but.....SEVENTY
12:13 pm
cybernan

what is the show, trif?
12:15 pm
Trifioso

Tartuffe
12:16 pm
cybernan

so period costuming?
12:16 pm
cybernan

or are they doing a modern day version
12:17 pm
Trifioso

allll day. No zippers, as close to authentic as possible, though I DID get the director to relent and let us use some synthetic fabrics here and there.
12:18 pm
cybernan

is this a school production?
12:18 pm
Uneaixoise

Impressive, Trif!!
12:20 pm
cybernan

that is a lot of sewing -- lots of full skirts and petticoats
12:20 pm
Trifioso

word.
12:20 pm
cybernan

I hope the director isn't insisting on real whalebone!
12:20 pm
Trifioso

god help me - I just tripped and landed FLAT on my ass in front of a room of students (study hall) #winning
12:36 pm
MLFAN17

hello
12:36 pm
Trifioso

hello mlf
12:37 pm
MLFAN17

hi trif!
12:39 pm
MLFAN17

I bet that got a lot of laughs trif?
12:40 pm
cybernan

am 6 please?
12:40 pm
MLFAN17

hi cyber
12:40 pm
Trifioso

actually, they were more appalled and caring. I went DOWN
12:41 pm
MLFAN17

aww that was nice of them trif:)
12:41 pm
cybernan

ouch -- bruised tailbone?
12:41 pm
NatashaW

am 6 add the name of lovely ____ meter maid from the Beatles song
12:41 pm
Trifioso

they are nice kids. I like this school SO MUCH MORE than my last one. My contract is waaaaaay worse, but the students and adults are so much nicer
12:42 pm
Trifioso

bruised hip, wrist, and badly bit my cheek when I landed. Super pretty
12:42 pm
MLFAN17

that figures doesn't it but at least you don't have to put up with as much as you had been
12:43 pm
MLFAN17

very attractive trif:)
12:43 pm
cybernan

not familiar with that beatles song
12:43 pm
Trifioso

a shining moment in my career.
12:43 pm
MLFAN17

ty natasha
12:43 pm
MLFAN17

cyber **** morena
12:44 pm
NatashaW

OK nan, how about the Hollywood film star with last name of Hayworth?
12:44 pm
MLFAN17

****coolridge
12:44 pm
cybernan

do see a name though... yes
12:44 pm
MLFAN17

trif did they get their cell phones out? lol
12:44 pm
cybernan

*!*~*!* thanks for the help :)
12:46 pm
MLFAN17

congrats cyber
12:48 pm
cybernan

any clues wanted before I leave?
12:48 pm
Trifioso

huzzah for cyber!
12:48 pm
MLFAN17

2nd column e?
12:49 pm
cybernan

female name
12:49 pm
cybernan

er 5
12:49 pm
MLFAN17

ty cyber
12:49 pm
MLFAN17

last column o?
12:50 pm
cybernan

er 4 bablet that sounds like a large vessel
12:50 pm
cybernan

*as in large pot
12:51 pm
MLFAN17

greyed that e
12:51 pm
MLFAN17

trif did you get that word?
12:55 pm
MLFAN17

Last column o?
12:56 pm
MLFAN17

never mind found the last column o
12:58 pm
MLFAN17

had that ty cyber
12:58 pm
MLFAN17

stats for either 8?
1:00 pm
Norma

repi n
1:05 pm
MLFAN17

hi norma
1:05 pm
periwinkle

et8/50
1:05 pm
periwinkle

hi all
1:07 pm
MLFAN17

hi peri!
1:08 pm
periwinkle

did you get the et8 mlf?
1:08 pm
MLFAN17

no idea what it is peri
1:08 pm
periwinkle

forever
1:10 pm
MLFAN17

after the n I am lost?
1:11 pm
mattygroves

From here to et9
1:11 pm
mattygroves

(a movie)
1:11 pm
MLFAN17

oh duh I just realized I could spell that word ty both sorry
1:11 pm
periwinkle

it was also a book
1:11 pm
periwinkle

glad u got it
1:12 pm
MLFAN17

yes it was
1:12 pm
periwinkle

help with any 9 pls
1:12 pm
mattygroves

Just keep on with that ending - pa9 - a man might take a pa9 test if he's not certain he's a kid's father
1:12 pm
MLFAN17

sq 9/72 is the only one I have
1:13 pm
periwinkle

ty mlf
1:13 pm
MLFAN17

yw peri
1:34 pm
BzznBea

Break over...back to work...bzz...
1:47 pm
JaxH66

theres also an si 9/72.
1:55 pm
clg47

also a ma9,72 which rhymes with the pa9
1:56 pm
JaxH66

thanks that was my last 9
2:12 pm
dan2bit

can I get a clue for the sq9?
2:13 pm
montreal13

really focusing with your eyes
2:14 pm
montreal13

a comparative...
2:15 pm
MLFAN17

clue for the ma 9?
2:16 pm
montreal13

almost identical to the PA9
2:16 pm
MLFAN17

don't have that either I only have the sq 9
2:17 pm
montreal13

to prove that you are the father, one runs a PA9 test
2:17 pm
MLFAN17

ty mont
2:17 pm
MLFAN17

maternity
2:18 pm
MLFAN17

oops
2:18 pm
dan2bit

thank you montreal
2:19 pm
montreal13

np dan
2:25 pm
montreal13

bbl for last 43
2:27 pm
MLFAN17

I have two on 4's one ends in e the other in o what does the one I am missing end with?
2:28 pm
MLFAN17

oh sorry on 5?
2:28 pm
MLFAN17

found it
2:50 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

hi all, diving in
2:52 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

nbt
3:03 pm
MLFAN17

hi book
3:03 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

wazap mlfan
3:04 pm
MLFAN17

not much how about you?
3:05 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

feeling crappy. nothing serious.
3:06 pm
MLFAN17

sorry to hear that book..hope you don't come down with anything to serious
3:06 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

tanx
3:06 pm
zoozzoom

Hope you feel better soon, BDG.
3:06 pm
MLFAN17

:)
3:06 pm
MLFAN17

hi zooz
3:07 pm
zoozzoom

Hello, Mlf :-)
3:09 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

yep, playing the babble helps 8 -)
3:09 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

hiya zoom
3:09 pm
zoozzoom

Hello, Gwen :-)
3:10 pm
MLFAN17

book yeah its a little bit of a distraction isn't it?:)
3:10 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

oh yeah
3:10 pm
MLFAN17

I have really slowed down with this grid haven't made it to 100 words
3:11 pm
MLFAN17

found
3:21 pm
zoozzoom

12 left and only now do I find the plant meows love lol
3:25 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

pussy willow?
3:25 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

ooh ooh i got it
3:25 pm
NatashaW

no, a member of the mint family
3:26 pm
NatashaW

sorry, terrible lag here
3:26 pm
MLFAN17

what word are we talking about. stats?
3:26 pm
zoozzoom

:-)
3:26 pm
zoozzoom

Lag is horrible, Natasha :-(
3:26 pm
zoozzoom

CA 6/24, Mlf.
3:26 pm
MLFAN17

I have a bit of a lag too
3:26 pm
NatashaW

ca6 mlfan
3:27 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

62 to go here, but i'll catch up
3:27 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

it's like cannabis for kitties
3:27 pm
zoozzoom

Teehee!
3:27 pm
kje

62 here too book
3:27 pm
MLFAN17

ohh that got it for me book lol
3:28 pm
MLFAN17

hi kje
3:28 pm
kje

hola
3:28 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

yea!!
3:29 pm
zoozzoom

Is there going to be a race between, BDG and KJE...Place your bets now please :-)
3:29 pm
kje

unlikely - I will need to get back to work soon... 51 ; )
3:30 pm
MLFAN17

no fun kje
3:30 pm
zoozzoom

:-( Boo to work.
3:30 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

Qs are Quillumated
3:30 pm
MLFAN17

work is a 4 letter word
3:30 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

sorry, kje, i win LOL
3:30 pm
MLFAN17

I still need 88 of them
3:30 pm
kje

hahaha
3:31 pm
MLFAN17

i mean 8 lol
3:31 pm
MLFAN17

now i need half of them
3:32 pm
zoozzoom

Love the poem in your profile, Kje :-)
3:33 pm
kje

ty zoom... wish I could do that today!
3:33 pm
kje

hagd all, early congrats book... must be off
3:33 pm
MLFAN17

105 left
3:34 pm
zoozzoom

Hope your work hours go quickly for you, Kje. And it was nice to see you!
3:36 pm
MLFAN17

last dr 5/14?
3:36 pm
zoozzoom

Add a letter onto the water droplet.
3:36 pm
sandbox74

past tense of the 4
3:37 pm
zoozzoom

Sorry gave most of the word wawy there.
3:37 pm
zoozzoom

Sandbox's clue is so much better.
3:37 pm
MLFAN17

ty got it
3:39 pm
wht

Good afternoon all.
3:39 pm
zoozzoom

Hello, Wht :-)
3:41 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

Ds are Doodlesmacked
3:41 pm
zoozzoom

Go..BDG...Gooo!
3:42 pm
wht

BDG, That sounds like what Soodle would do with the s's.
3:42 pm
zoozzoom

Time for me to go too. Happy babbling everyone! Congrats for when you finish, BDG :-)
3:43 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

thanks, bye zoom
3:44 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

Hs hounded
3:44 pm
wht

Just doodlesmacked the d's myself.
3:46 pm
wht

Clue for the et8, please.
3:46 pm
lynxxx

from here to ........
3:47 pm
wht

Thanks, lynxx. I guess I should have just given my monkeys some more time for that one.
3:47 pm
lynxxx

I think I have missed all the words with that ending
3:49 pm
gramma

I could use some help with the pi 6/24, please.
3:49 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

nbs finally and 32 to go
3:49 pm
NatashaW

me2 gramma
3:50 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

pi6, a tool for grabbing stuff
3:50 pm
lynxxx

also actor Pi**** Brosnan
3:50 pm
gramma

TY it was the tool
3:51 pm
lynxxx

ignore me - not here
3:51 pm
NatashaW

yes here too thx
3:53 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

Ns are Normalized
3:53 pm
wht

M's are mashed
3:56 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

woot !!
4:02 pm
wht

p's pummelled
4:05 pm
mkg

hi all. need clues for any 8s or 9s. ty.
4:06 pm
sandbox74

2 9s signify parentage
4:08 pm
sandbox74

you might have to "look harder" for one s9... with eyes slightly more closed
4:11 pm
mkg

signify parentage.......hmmm
4:11 pm
mattygroves

Do both parentage 9s start with the same thing? (I have the pa9 test to determine fatherhood)
4:11 pm
mkg

ty for sq 9. had the 7 but not the 9.
4:11 pm
sandbox74

nope.. both sexes'
4:11 pm
mkg

need stat for other s 9 please. and some 8s.
4:13 pm
mattygroves

Oh so very duh. Thanks. sq9, pa9, ma9, si9 covers those 9s - I have one 8 - iet8/50
4:13 pm
mattygroves

et8/50, sorry
4:14 pm
sandbox74

If i don't help you with the et8, it might take you "a very long time" to see it
4:14 pm
periwinkle

help with the si9 pls. I only have the et8 too
4:14 pm
sandbox74

mkg, I hope you can see my s9 to help you with the s9. No lies and no tricks.
4:15 pm
mattygroves

I say with utmost si9/72 that you will find it
4:15 pm
periwinkle

ty for si9
4:15 pm
periwinkle

help with other 8 I have et8
4:15 pm
mattygroves

What are the other 8's stats, please?
4:15 pm
mkg

ty for et 8. got it.
4:16 pm
mkg

got the si 9. ty
4:16 pm
mkg

now nbs, nbt and almost half way
4:16 pm
sandbox74

the other sn8 is doesn't want to be seen unless you are in more posh circles
4:17 pm
mattygroves

Got it, thanks - I had the original word but not the comparative
4:17 pm
periwinkle

ty for sn8
4:17 pm
sandbox74

yw... my problem is the wi7 lol
4:18 pm
mattygroves

I only have three 7s. I shan't be finishing today's puzzle (it's after 10pm here)
4:18 pm
lynxxx

the wi7 is a compound - used when trying to entrap some-one
4:19 pm
periwinkle

I only have 2 7's
4:19 pm
mattygroves

Ah hah! Like a listening device
4:19 pm
sandbox74

ah... thanks
4:20 pm
periwinkle

ty lyn and matty
4:20 pm
mkg

good one. ty.
4:22 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

uno
4:23 pm
wht

Does anyone have a clue for the re7?
4:23 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

fw
4:23 pm
mattygroves

I haven't yet seen the New Year's Day Who - people seem to have mixed feelings about it
4:23 pm
lynxxx

congrats Gwen
4:23 pm
wht

wtg bdg
4:23 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

had to use a2z for the last ten or so, argh
4:24 pm
lynxxx

re7 - what you get when you pay for a goods or services
4:24 pm
mattygroves

The re7 is what you get after a purchase, especially if you use a credit card
4:24 pm
periwinkle

ty lyn
4:24 pm
wht

Gwen, I would never do that.... I would use Morewords
4:25 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

not gonna say anything about the Doctor Who new year special except, WHAT?? you haven't seen it yet?? LOL
4:25 pm
wht

ty matty. I went Babble blind on that one. And my monkeys have been doing so well today.
4:25 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

i don't care for moreword. too complicated
4:25 pm
mattygroves

No - we were out Tuesday night, then Jeff's daughter was here last night and tonight...so no chance yet. Arrrgggh
4:26 pm
sandbox74

had to use a2z for just the lizard with two peepers... would've never guessed that letter combo
4:26 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

off now, need another nap
4:27 pm
mattygroves

Have a great day
4:32 pm
wht

Fireworks
4:33 pm
wht

ty to all of the cluers.
4:42 pm
wht

Good night all.
6:06 pm
periwinkle

help with either de6/24 pls
6:07 pm
MollyL

Pretending you are someone you are not is de6/24
6:08 pm
periwinkle

ty Molly
6:08 pm
MollyL

You can de6/24 one thing from another when you look at them closely
6:09 pm
MollyL

There are 4 de6/24 but I thought those might be the ones you were asking about
6:10 pm
MollyL

The second clue is an alternate, Scot spelling
6:12 pm
Angelsong

Dinty
6:14 pm
MollyL

Angel, you are in the wrong box for entering words.
6:25 pm
72 Temple Owl

i seem to be doing my post holiday cleaning by eating all of the cookies today.
6:26 pm
Lizlin

Enjoy - we've been enjoying your olive oil, sea salt, choc chip cookies here :)
6:27 pm
dan2bit

firewords! thanks lickety and Molly and all cluers
6:27 pm
Lizlin

Congrats, Dan
6:27 pm
Lizlin

qu 7 pls?
6:28 pm
dan2bit

qu7 - five prefix + most of frozen water
6:28 pm
Lizlin

Isn't that qu ^?
6:28 pm
Lizlin

qu 6
6:29 pm
dan2bit

qu6 is five prefix + vowel
6:29 pm
Lizlin

I have a qu 6/30 for the one you clued.
6:29 pm
Lizlin

This comes after the one ending in British thanks
6:30 pm
Lizlin

The qu 7 I mean.
6:30 pm
Lizlin

confusing here. I need the qu 7 - the one after the British thanks. I think the qu 6 is the one ending in most of frozen water.
6:30 pm
dan2bit

so we're using a different prefix
6:31 pm
dan2bit

qu5uplets are five siblings born at once
6:31 pm
dan2bit

add a vowel for qu6, add a different vowel and a consonant for qu7
6:32 pm
Lizlin

Ah! Thanks. Needed to add the extra consonant.
7:20 pm
gapeach

Good evening. May I please have a clue for in7-40? Thanks
7:21 pm
MollyL

It is good that you in7ed about that
7:22 pm
MollyL

You can in7 again if you don't get my clue
7:25 pm
periwinkle

in7 pls
7:26 pm
periwinkle

got it ty
7:27 pm
gapeach

Thanks for helping, Molly.....I am still looking.
7:30 pm
gapeach

Cannot see it, Molly. Please dumb it down......brain is still not working at full capacity.
7:32 pm
MollyL

The National En7er with a different first vowel
7:32 pm
MollyL

Gossip tabloid
7:34 pm
gapeach

Golly, I feel really foolish. Thanks much, Molly.
7:52 pm
Barb

uinta
8:49 pm
wvteach

have ET 8 - need stats for other 8 pls
8:50 pm
HarryHood

ah ty for the et8 - got it. nbs :)
8:50 pm
circe

sn 8::40
8:50 pm
HarryHood

got it! ty circe :)
8:51 pm
wvteach

thnx - got it
8:52 pm
circe

yw!
8:52 pm
HarryHood

88 to go.
8:53 pm
circe

52 -- but not sure I can finish this one...go go go harry!
8:56 pm
HarryHood

81 now. I may be done. bye for now!
9:02 pm
Nef

Good Evening
9:03 pm
Nef

dire
9:03 pm
circe

hi nef
9:04 pm
Nef

Oops. Sorry.
9:04 pm
Nef

Hi circe.
9:07 pm
Nef

I'm not too crazy about this grid; I haven't found any 8's or 9's yet.
9:07 pm
circe

once you see the ending, you'll find them pretty quickly.
9:08 pm
circe

but agree, this grid has been a rough one for me too
9:08 pm
circe

let me know -- I am not good at clues, but I can try
9:09 pm
Nef

so that's my problem? (I can't see any special endings yet; no gerunds; just the PT
9:11 pm
JenMO16

hi everyone
9:11 pm
circe

pretty much as they are all normal words. want a hint?
9:11 pm
circe

hi jen
9:11 pm
origami

Hi kiddos
9:12 pm
circe

hi
9:12 pm
danf63

Nef - ET 8/50 seems like forever...
9:12 pm
Nef

Hi Jen, ori, & danf
9:12 pm
circe

nice clue dan!
9:12 pm
origami

Two of the 9's have to do with parentage
9:13 pm
Nef

THanks, dan!
9:14 pm
danf63

I got that clue years ago, always remembered it
9:14 pm
Nef

Thanks tori! I got both of those :-)
9:15 pm
stidmama

((((((((NEF HUGS))))))) hello all! *scatters choclits*
9:16 pm
circe

hi stid!
9:16 pm
origami

Hiya stids
9:17 pm
origami

you're welcome Nef
9:17 pm
Nef

Hi study! How are you?
9:17 pm
Nef

(and sorry ori, spell check is my headache
9:17 pm
origami

:D
9:18 pm
stidmama

I am well -- and miss you all! brb
9:18 pm
Nef

study??? STID!
9:19 pm
JenMO16

I could use help with the Q's. I have 7 of them.
9:22 pm
Nef

I only have 4 Q's so far
9:25 pm
stidmama

back -- and study is actually pretty accurate, Nef -- have been ill most of vacation and only now feeling up to figuring out lessons for next week and beyond. :-)
9:25 pm
stidmama

down to 174 already! :-D
9:27 pm
Nef

Go, stid!!! :-D
9:28 pm
JenMO16

I have 150 left
9:28 pm
circe

21...sigh
9:31 pm
Nef

I have 151 left (& have been summoned by my clothes dryer; BRB)
9:35 pm
stidmama

148...
9:40 pm
Nef

back. (Not many of these clothes need folding before zI work on this Babble grid!) ;-)
9:44 pm
circe

finally fw. anyone need anything before I go prep lasagna?
9:45 pm
Nef

YAY circe!!! WTG!!!
10:06 pm
danf63

Hi Stid...My sister says hello
10:11 pm
Nef

Oh! Hey stid; I'm now volunteering at my grandsons' elementary school tutoring a 3rd grader 3- 4 hours a week. I started volunteering because our grandson was being bullied last month; and I'm enjoying it tremendously!
10:16 pm
Nef

BRB, I need to switch laundry loads
10:16 pm
stidmama

What fun, nef! Sorry -- I have been back and forth this evening.
10:16 pm
stidmama

LOL Hey Dan -- hello to her right back!
10:17 pm
stidmama

Why isn't she playing, anyway? *looks around for DR*
10:20 pm
danf63

I have no idea...I only started up again recently myself
10:20 pm
stidmama

"pieris" is SO a valid word. *stomps feets* if "ilex" counts then pieris ought to also.... *grin* watching Harry Potter and channeling Madam Sprout, I think!
10:20 pm
stidmama

Well, glad to see you. I don't play much anymore either.
10:23 pm
danf63

Glad to see you too. Closing up the office and heading home. I'll keep an eye out for you
10:25 pm
stidmama

Drive safe. :-) Happy new year!
10:29 pm
Nef

Hi again, stid. It is fun tutoring on a voluntary basis; I'm doing 3rd grade math & it's really changed since I was that young!
10:29 pm
stidmama

yay me! just got halfway!
10:30 pm
Nef

YAY, stid!!! WTG!
10:30 pm
stidmama

Hello Nef! Yes, it is definitely more fun when volunteering... LOL and for some reason it always seemed more useful.
10:32 pm
Nef

Well, i'm sure it helps to be 1 on 1 with a child instead of the whole class.
10:32 pm
stidmama

and NBT! :-)
10:33 pm
stidmama

down to 100
10:33 pm
Nef

YAY!! stid!! You can do it!!
10:35 pm
stidmama

Yes, 1 on 1 allows for instant "just right" help. I love being able to do that, but not possible very often as the teacher.
10:36 pm
stidmama

ooh. Got a VERY long-term 8!
10:37 pm
Nef

I can imagine! And I've been surprised that present day teachers seem to maintain their sanity these days; kids are just so BUSY now-a-days
10:39 pm
stidmama

They really are -- but there is a two-fold reason (beyond the exposure to disrupting chemicals and too much screen time). One is that laws now require schools to accept kids for kindergarten (or first grade) based on age alone, whether the child is actually ready for that grade; I generally have about 1/3 to 1/2 my class who would not be out of place a year back, but who struggle with both behavior and attention span.
10:41 pm
Nef

between the educational delays and then the social situations of the kids I've seen, I don't know how kids can learn at all!
10:41 pm
stidmama

The other factor is that the standards themselves are really not appropriate in the younger grades. We are asking third graders now to begin to grapple with abstract concepts and complex steps that most kids are really ready for until 6th or 7th grade. Not all the current standards are so out of whack, but many are... it means that students who are really very age and stage appropriate learn early on that nothing will be comprehensible or possible.
10:44 pm
stidmama

anyway, I am tired and have to be up EARLY for a dentist appointment (joy -- not!). Have a wonderful rest of the week, and Happy New Year!
10:46 pm
Nef

The first day this child (who was in a year-round school; but transferred in in December & is hopelessly behind the rest of the class) the math paper wanted her to "define a rhomboid"and a dodecahedron! (I actually had to look those terms up afterwards; I know what they are but to explain it to a child who hasn't any concept of that
10:47 pm
Nef

Happy New year to you also, stid! I'm quitting also; once the clothes dryer is done, I'm heading to bed also.
10:49 pm
gapeach

FW here
10:49 pm
Nef

YAY, peach! WTG!!!
10:50 pm
Nef

Good Night; & Happy Babbling to you all!
11:58 pm
harpjane

de7?