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by RachelM
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 3824156

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

Oo! I agree with Alison! Pup is so nutty he's bananas! :D So, Saturday I leave to go spend a week with friends. I'm getting excited. Oh and it looks like I'll be filling in at the daycare some afternoons in September and October. I hope you have a great time connecting with your friends! Filling in...
by RachelM
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 3824156

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

Hey all! Becky, I know how it feels to get no response to a post. It happens to all of us. :D Shann, good for you for reading your story in church! I'm sure God will use you to speak to others who are struggling. Pup, those girls sound adorable! I'm sure they're keeping you young. :thumbs Leah, I'm ...
by RachelM
Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 3824156

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

Oh the poor thing, that must have been so scary. Did she go back to camp or home? I hope she went back. Although I'd understand if not. She did go back in the morning. :D It was a tough thing to go through. But she has tons of amazing memories of camp too! I'm trying to decide if I'm going to sign ...
by RachelM
Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 3824156

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

Allison, I'd really like to read that piece that you wrote if you don't mind sending it to me by pm. Pup, sorry you won't be seeing the cuties very often. They sound so precious! Shann, Thanks! Congratulations for placing 15th on your piece! I'd like to enter every week, but it doesn't always work o...
by RachelM
Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 3824156

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

Sounds like a great trip, Leah, but it always good to get home too. :D Rebecky, I agree! After peeling a box of bananas, I realized that it's much easier to peel them from the bottom. Go figure! I'm looking forward to getting back into homeschooling. I love summer too, but I think the school routine...
by RachelM
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM CRITIQUE
Replies: 7
Views: 4985

Re: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM CRITIQUE

I find these in-depth critiques very, very helpful especially when you include the judging criteria. I hope that you will continue providing these once in a while. I realize that these take a long time to craft, but you are welcome to use any of my challenge entries if you would like to. I purchased...
by RachelM
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 3824156

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

Congratulations on your EC, Allison!!! :superhappy Shann, 40lbs. is one of those big banana boxes. I really don't know how many bananas that is. I guess 100-200? They're 90 cents a pound here (weaker dollar) so it is a good deal. I've heard that frozen bananas put through a blender is really yummy. ...
by RachelM
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for SALT AND PEPPER Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 1815

Re: Winners for SALT AND PEPPER Challenge

Congratulations on the great stories!!! :D
by RachelM
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 3824156

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

That's too bad that you'll be missing out on some church events, DJ, but that's a nice cash bonus and a nice time of year to get it too. My girls went to a friend's house to stain their deck and my 5 yo went to play with my friend's son...so it's pretty quiet around here with half my kids away for t...
by RachelM
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 3824156

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

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by RachelM
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--THE FINAL JUDGING CRITERION
Replies: 8
Views: 8644

Re: Be a Better Writer--THE FINAL JUDGING CRITERION

Thank you for this lesson, Jan! I think this criterion is the one that I am most unsure of when I'm going over my entry. I took it to mean: Would this entry be likely to be published in a publication or anthology of its genre? But considering the readership of the FaithWriters anthologies is very he...
by RachelM
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 3824156

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

Thanks ladies :D Happy belated birthday, Leah!!! Sounds like it was a good one! The kids finished up their swimming lessons yesterday. There is no pool in town so I had to drive 100k (one-way) so the could take lessons for 8 weeks. They loved it and it was good because it pushed me to drive beyond m...
by RachelM
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 3824156

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

The rose is lovely!

We're about 1 month away from getting our solar panels hooked up. Yay, free power! :)
(But it's definitely not free to buy the panels, batteries, inverter, etc!) :shock:
by RachelM
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 3824156

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

Pup, I'm sure that you are such a blessing to that mom and her kids! I'm so thankful for the adults who take the time to interact with my children and set a godly example.

Allison, I'm so glad that the performances went so well! Now you can take some well-deserved rest. :D
by RachelM
Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--DEALING WITH NEGATIVE CRITIQUE
Replies: 48
Views: 32481

Re: Be a Better Writer--DEALING WITH NEGATIVE CRITIQUE

I hadn't written since school, but then an idea for a novel came to me about 6 years ago, and I spent months totally preoccupied in writing my novel. I let it sit for about 4 years. I was afraid to show it to people and maybe find out that it was garbage--it was just so close to my heart. About 2 ye...

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