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  • I went so far as to stroll through Bed, Bath, and Beyond yesterday, 'just looking'. Luckily, they don't have 'em!

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    • I have done several google searches for "reviews of the best ones". Not ordered one yet. Very tempting with all the zucchini laying around!
      Chris
      "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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      My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

      My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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      • Sabine, my husband told me many yrs ago that we would have to move for his job. I had so many dear friends, like family, at work and loveddd my job so much that I developed a stress ulcer. It was awful. I love my sweet husband like he's actually an extension of my own body, but I so loved these people, my house and my work. I couldn't tell him I didn't want to leave, he was stressed by the whole thing anyway, so I bottled it up until my stomach lining attacked me, lol. It all worked out, loved the new city/house/job/friends, but let me tell u, I drank a ton of Maalox before it healed. Stress can certainly bring it on.

        Re: spiral vegetable cutter.. I ordered one the day Siobhan posted about it (DH thinks she's put a spell on me ) and it arrived so dang fast from Amazon and works beautifully.

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        • Love me my spiral veg cutter! (...you are getting sleepy...very sleepy...)
          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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          • Now I know whom to blame! Siobhan! As usual. Very rascally, that woman is.

            Judy- I don't know if the idea of an ulcer is better or worse than IBS. Just a different kind of worry, perhaps?

            I was reading about a gun accident/mishap/tragedy in the news, and it reminded me of this incident from when Littlest was about 6 years old. A new friend had invited him over, and as was my wont, I went along to scope things out.

            I always asked, when we were visiting a new place, 'do you have any weapons in the house, and are the children instructed to stay away from them.' His grandmother assured me, 'oh no, no weapons.' The little boy ran off and in less than a minute came back carrying a pistol. 'Yes we do, Geegee, here it is!' Very proud of himself for knowing what his grandmother did not.

            She said she had completely forgotten about her husband's old gun. Maybe. But her grandson knew all about it, and how to get it, instantly. (Eldest was NOT allowed to go over to play at their house. I don't mind properly supervised and secured weapons, but she obviously could not be trusted to be responsible. Or even remember if there was something to be responsible about.)

            So glad that when he was carrying it out to us, it didn't go off.

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            • Our shotguns and rifles are in our gun cabinet, unloaded and the cabinet is locked, but its not the most secure thing in the world. It's a glass front so it's more for show than safety. The pistol, however, is locked in a combination safe, with a combo we have not shared with our kids. It IS loaded, but there are no rounds in the chamber - but that just means you have to pull the trigger just a hit harder before it'll fire. We have shown our 6 year old how to handle a weapon, where to point it, as well as where NOT to point it, and have impressed upon him that it is NOT a toy and is not to be touched without Mom or Dad to supervise and if we ever found out he had handled it without us, his butt would be bruised for a week.

              Brad wants to get him a bb rifle and teach him how to shoot. Thankfully, we're too broke to buy him one. And even so I will protest until at least the age of 7, a bit more mature and willing to listen to instruction/follow rules without being reminded 100 times.

              I hope the story in the paper was not a sad one.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • Oh, yeah, it was sad.

                On a happier note, I have cherries fermenting on my counter. I'm going to bring them to our sew day on Friday. Maybe to put on top of ice cream!

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                • Ours are, and always have been separated. Guns in a serious, and always locked, gun safe...ammo in a different safe, in a different, secret location. And we were always up front with parents who brought kids over about the fact that they were there and how they were stored. Our kids went through lessons and gun safety classes pretty early (can't remember how old they were though, sorry).


                  p.s.how do you ferment the fruit?
                  Last edited by demuralist; 07-01-2013, 05:55 AM.
                  Chris
                  "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                  My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                  My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                  • Years ago I got married and moved into my new husband's home. No, we did not live together before we were married. As I was settling in, the thought occurred to me that he might own a weapon and I should know about it. So I asked. He said no, he did not own anything of the sort.

                    A couple of weeks later I was cleaning out a closet and saw...guns. Three of them. Shotguns or rifles (I don't know the difference.) When he got home from work I laid into him. How dare he lie to me about something so important? He listened very calmly, and then said, "Did you look at them? Did you pick them up?" No, of course I hadn't. He retrieved them from the closet and handed one to me. "It's a prop gun. My dad made them for a movie." (His father was an art director in the movie/TV industry.) Holding it in my hands, it was obvious that it wasn't a real gun. It was a beautiful thing, polished wood. We had a good laugh!
                    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                    "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                    • I'm using whey, honey, and a little salt, letting them sit, covered on the counter until they start to bubble. Nothing has happened yet- our kitchen is air conditioned. Maybe I should set them outside tomorrow.

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                      • where does the whey come from?
                        Chris
                        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                        • In which Sabine goes on and on and on

                          I get the whey by draining yogurt through cheesecloth. Then either use the yogurt as more of a cheese-yum, or add cream to it-also yum.

                          Yesterday I brought Middlest to a mid-way spot, to meet her college roommate. They ate at MiCocina, while I darted down to La Madeline. My choices: a scoop of chicken salad(tossed the croissant), small caesar salad (tossed the croutons) which didn't have much dressing , and a bowl of their tomato basil soup.

                          About an hour after eating, my bowels gave notice that something was amiss. Time was spent in the bathroom. Definitely something in the ingredients that made me unhappy. I am hoping it was the mayo/seasonings for the chicken salad, and NOT the soup, because I LOVE that stuff. Not that I go to La Madeline that often, but I would be sad to drop it entirely. Next time I'll have only the soup, and see how it goes.

                          It is actually cooler outside this morning than inside, so I am taking advantage, and opening windows and turning on our attic fan to get some fresh air in the house. I put the cherries outside for when it warms up later. I opened the jar and took a sniff this morning- definitely no fermenting action yet. Which seems funny, what with the added honey.

                          I mentioned to Middlest yesterday that it looks as though she has lost weight (she's doing 5:2, sort-of). She says she hasn't, but her mid-section definitely looks flatter to me. I did not press the issue, wary of saying the wrong thing, as is so easy with parents and teenagers.

                          Made a purchase online yesterday, and was persuaded to take their service survey afterwards, lured, I confess, by the incentives offered: a instant free reward and an entry for a $25 gift certificate. Well, the 'free reward' turned to be magazine subscriptions (You only pay $2 shipping and handling!). Grrr. I made sure to include my opinion of this in the survey. The entry would have been enough. Getting hustled for magazine subscriptions just made me angry.

                          Quick break to wash a sinkful of dishes. I LOVE the rush of cool, fresh air coming in through the window. Attic fans rock!

                          Honey is getting into vegetable smoothies. I make up little baggies of veg for him, and he tosses one into the Vita-Mix morning and night. He is not really a vegetable fan, so actually getting his full 5+ each day is making him feel virtuous. He is maintaining at 169-171, for those interested. The idea is that he will hold there until I catch up, but I don't know if that will happen. His still pinching an inch around his waist, and wiggling it, like he thinks he needs to do something about it NOW!

                          I am slowly creeping towards my Independence Day goal of 179. It could go either way. I was tempted to maybe do a few days fasting to make sure I get there, but decided to stick with the process. It is more important to have a sustainable method, than to make it by a particular date.

                          Pains issue. I will just say, grrr. I think stress is a major factor, and the more pains I have, the harder it is to stay unstressed! This sucks! That is all.

                          The spiral vegetable cutter is still calling me. Must resist its siren song!!

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                          • smoothie baggies is a great idea! As is draining the yogurt.
                            Chris
                            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                            My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                            My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                            • I want a spiral cutter too!! So badly.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Made some zoodles today with my spiral cutter. Just sayin'.
                                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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