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  • boring is definitely better than drama! And "normal" always trumps chaos! You love you're life - don't ever be-little that.
    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
    2. Eat to heal
    3. Move to live
    4. Embrace today
    5. Live with intention
    6. Respect my body
    7. Cultivate joy
    8. Find my passion
    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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    • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
      Last night Littlest made squirrel cupcakes(looks like squirrels, not made from squirrels)
      You know, this is probably the only forum where you'd have to clarify that!

      I'm glad your Honey didn't break anything but his bike.


      Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
      I really really really want a clean house...

      It seems GP and I have the same problem within our houses. I think we both need a cleaning fairy.
      After 25 years, I can safely say "There is NO cleaning fairy" However, when I had babies, I DID have a laundry fairy! My MIL would come over, load up ALL the dirty laundry, take it to her house, wash, dry, mend, fold and return it!!! It was AWESOME!!!
      Someday I will do the same. (Although I will NOT mend the really cool jean knee holes...)

      Originally posted by Judg View Post
      Jenn, that's the life of people with young children. At least the ones who are also holding down full-time jobs. Stop and smell the roses, it's the only thing that will keep you sane. Some day the memory of "I want stwawbewwy" will make your heart melt. So when your heart wants to melt now, let it. You will have many years to get the house clean.
      +1258396506!

      I used to have a framed poem:

      "Cleaning and dusting
      Can wait till tomorrow
      For babies grow up
      We've learned to our sorrow
      So quiet down cobwebs
      Dust go to sleep
      I'm rocking my baby
      And babies don't keep"

      I wonder what happened to it??
      "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
      "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
      "Moderation sucks." Suse
      "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
      "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


      Winencandy

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      • Super clean houses are for people who have NO kids, NO animals, a really good paying job, and a cleaning company on retainer. Otherwise --- a little dust, dirt, grime and dog/cat hair never hurt anyone! (well, unless you have allergies)
        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
        2. Eat to heal
        3. Move to live
        4. Embrace today
        5. Live with intention
        6. Respect my body
        7. Cultivate joy
        8. Find my passion
        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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        • Sabine, I've been extremely busy the last few weeks and didn't get to the forum, but I'm SOOOO HAPPY to read the good news!!! I've been thinking of you often (and NK too...wonder if she got a new job in meantime? Will have to run over to her journal!)
          I'm slowly catching up with journals .
          I hope that from now you'll only have good news for a while!
          Last edited by Candy in Wonderland; 11-20-2012, 07:01 AM. Reason: typo
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          Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
          Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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          • Gearing up for Thanksgiving

            The house is clean(mostly). The counters are cleared. The lists are made.

            Now the fun begins.

            With our sink problems I have come up with the (brilliant!) idea of making some of the vegetable dishes ahead of time. I really love all the cooking on The Day so I've never bothered do much ahead stuff(Except for pies. Let's face it, there's no way for a normal person to make 20 pies in one day.) But not wanting to be lugging pail after pail of water away, I've gotten crafty.

            I'm going to make the cranberry sauce, the creamed spinach, the green beans, the sweet potatoes, and the corn-crookneck squash dishes today(up to the point of being cooked). They will all hold well, and may even taste better for two days of 'melding'.

            I'm also going to make a few of the sturdier pies.

            Several years ago I bought party servers that hold five pies each- three of them. Those will come out of the attic and be ready to receive.

            I'll also be moving the furniture around a bit today. Our kitchen table is a little cramped for six, and since we'll be pulling out the extras for 8+ on Thursday anyway, I'm just going to do it ahead of time this year, and move our L-bench into the family room. Well, unless it looks horrible. Then I will put it all back as quickly as possible.

            Hope everyone is having as good a time as I am!
            Last edited by Sabine; 11-20-2012, 07:09 AM.

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            • Winencandy I love that little poem! Have written it down and want to put it up somewhere! Sabine, enjoy this Thanksgiving to the fullest! So much to be grateful for and I can tell you are having a blast - I am happy with you! Thanksgiving is not something I grew up with so there is not much hooplah in our house over Thanksgiving. Nonetheless I am very happy that we could buy a lamb roast and we are looking forward to partaking
              Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
              Primal low: 186 lbs
              Current weight: 221.4 lbs
              Goal weight: 140 lbs

              "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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              • Winencandy, I will be stealing that poem!! Thank you for the justification.

                Sabine, how is honey liking his new job??
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • He's liking it pretty well. They are still sort of setting up the project that he will be working on, so he gets to be in on it from the get go, but it means there's not a lot yet to DO. He's brushing up on various languages, etc.

                  Some stress this morning when the recruiter called, saying she hasn't been able to reach the institute that Honey got his degree at. I think they've closed. I hope this doesn't mean anything bad for his job. He did the work, has the skills, and the piece of paper. Is it his fault if they aren't good businessmen and went under? Trying not to think about it.

                  Got my shopping half done. The rest will happen tomorrow. Just need to make the beds, put out fresh towels, and start my cooking. And, you know, cruise the forum.

                  The furniture re-arrangement looks passable. Just one end table leftover with nowhere to go. We'll be able to eat in comfort.

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                  • Let the festivities begin!

                    My sister- and brother-in-law arrived, safe and sound, but after a grueling flight delay and even more grueling car ride over here. Lots of traffic and a whacked out GPS leading them hither and yon.

                    We talked and talked until WAY past my bedtime. That's what holidays are for.

                    I'm going to scamper off and check the journals, and then get busy on PIES. Probably won't be on here much today, but then, that's most likely the deal for everyone else, too.

                    Happy Thanksgiving, All!

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                    • 20 pies? Oh my. Never did anything even remotely like it. Two, yes. Pumpkin, of course.

                      Presumably your DH's last employer looked into him too and can vouch for his education, if they want to get difficult about it. Or there must be public records somewhere.

                      Have a great Thanksgiving!
                      5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                      Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                      Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                      More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                      - Lewis Mumford

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                      • Originally posted by Coll View Post
                        Winencandy I love that little poem! Have written it down and want to put it up somewhere!
                        Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                        Winencandy, I will be stealing that poem!! Thank you for the justification.
                        I'm glad you both like it
                        It was my justification too

                        Originally posted by Judg View Post
                        20 pies? Oh my. Never did anything even remotely like it.
                        My pie making skills involved frozen crusts. Although I DID make the fillings from scratch. Luckily, both my sister and mother have mastered the skill of pie dough. Well, it USED to be lucky for me (before Primal) It's still lucky for my Farmer


                        Have a great Thanksgiving!
                        "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                        "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                        "Moderation sucks." Suse
                        "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                        "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


                        Winencandy

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                        • I love the poem even though I don't have babies. It's true of everything! Pets don't live that long. Can't miss any fun with them! And you never know what will happen, when your true blue friend will move to the other side of the globe, or who knows what.

                          There are pies and cookies everywhere here! I have no desire to eat them. They never taste as good as they look. And I have ribs in the fridge for later.
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                          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                          • Nice going on the ribs instead of pie! I make a KILLER apple pit - the SAD way - which makes me sad because I won't be making it that way anymore.

                            I was going to make a primal apple pie for our family gathering - but I think I have talked myself out of it - since I've never tried it before I don't want to take a pie that people will spit back on to their plates!!!! I think I'm going to use almond flour instead of wheat, butter instead of shortening, and stevia instead of sugar.......... do you think that will work? Not sure about the crust. I don't want to make a greasy mess for a crust............. and I don't want it to taste like coconue either!!! UGH - I don't know what to do! I need a pie expert to help me!
                            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                            2. Eat to heal
                            3. Move to live
                            4. Embrace today
                            5. Live with intention
                            6. Respect my body
                            7. Cultivate joy
                            8. Find my passion
                            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                            • Sabine-
                              I really had fun today. I wish I hadn't had to leave as early as we did. It was great to meet you in person, and I really enjoyed your family and pies. Your dogs (including the adoptee) were cute, too. I didn't make that offer to Middlest just to say it, either. If she picks a major, let me know, and I can point her to whatever the best school in the quad state area (or nation) is for it.
                              Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                              • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                                Nice going on the ribs instead of pie! I make a KILLER apple pit - the SAD way - which makes me sad because I won't be making it that way anymore.

                                I was going to make a primal apple pie for our family gathering - but I think I have talked myself out of it - since I've never tried it before I don't want to take a pie that people will spit back on to their plates!!!! I think I'm going to use almond flour instead of wheat, butter instead of shortening, and stevia instead of sugar.......... do you think that will work? Not sure about the crust. I don't want to make a greasy mess for a crust............. and I don't want it to taste like coconue either!!! UGH - I don't know what to do! I need a pie expert to help me!
                                You can do a pressed crust (akin to a cheesecake crust) with an apple pie. Blendy up pecans or almonds until they're a fine meal, mix with just enough butter to make it clump, and press into the pan. For the top of the pie, combine cinnamon, pecan/ almond meal, butter, and a little sweetener (not much) to a strudel like consistency and sprinkle it on top.
                                Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
                                My Latest Journal

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