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  • Badger - *hugs* to you and DH
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    • FUCKING BACON. This. So much of this.
      I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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      • Had small epiphany about parenting. So often husband and I have different takes on things regarding small boy. Because: gender, nationality, life differences. We usually work it out somehow - who knew (when we walked, stumbled, er, screwed our way into it) that it would work out this way - parenting is an act of compromise too.

        But. Ultimately. We are a united front.

        Child is able to petition and each parent can take child's part (and should) on occasion.

        However, joint parental rule cannot be circumvented, subverted or ignored. Mummy and Daddy have each other's backs. First and foremost.

        Interestingly, this was not how it went down in Badger Avenue. I wonder, now, how husband experienced it. In his childhood GOD ruled all...

        ...TBC.
        I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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        • can someone please just tell me:


          and, since we're talking husband, these are his songs.Both. Equally. All the time. God, I love him...and yet.

          Last edited by badgergirl; 04-17-2013, 01:27 AM.
          I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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          • I used to think the kaleidoscope was a good metaphor for how we change ourselves around different friends - the same fragments of self, but different emphasis or shapes emerge. There was a measure of control to the process and the glass beads, or whatever it is that make up the patterns, could be relied on to stay the same. Not any more. I go to bed one person and wake up another. My sense of self is unstable in the extreme and shifts without warning from one state to another. Living with me must be fraught and exhausting. Work is a stabilising factor as is, to an extent, husband and small boy. I don't really know how to pull it all back together - to maintain a united front is beyond me.
            I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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            • I'm feeling wrung out. So, I added 600GBP worth of shoes to my Amazon wishlist. It's almost like real shopping.





              I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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              • Oooh, I like number four, I'm a real sucker for red shoes.
                Annie Ups the Ante
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                • phone call of doom

                  [light relief from what's going on in Boston, which is beyond awful - all of it from the bombs to the response]

                  Classmate's mother rang and spoke to husband. Apparently our child enticed her child into the bush instead of going to morning meeting whereupon he persuaded her to remove her underwear and then he 'licked her vagina'.

                  I can sort of see how this would have (reasonably innocently) happened - we sometimes give each other 'snake kisses' as a trick (on the arm or face, I hasten to add); he's interested in bodies, particularly mine, and I've tried not to give him shame hang ups... However, tomorrow I shall endeavour to ascertain small boy's side of the story and then - whatever his side might be - I shall A/reinforce, yet again, the no touching other people's bodies without their permission/no licking rule together with a new side helping of your bits are only for you, other people's bits are only for them and B/write to his teachers to let them know that this went on on their watch cc'ing the other mother.

                  Ugh. The little feckers don't come with a manual, do they? It hadn't occurred to husband that little girl might be telling fibs, but it occurred to me as I was a little girl who told fibs (albeit not one quite like that).
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                  • Sam Mendes (he of Skyfall and American Beauty) on returning to Blighty after being in the US - swap America for Australia and you have my sense of dislocation almost perfectly...
                    Anyway, the shift back to England was a welcome one. "I tried a bit to become more American when I was doing movies, but I never penetrated certain key things. I don't know how to talk with my crew about what happened last night in the sport. Whereas here I do. I don't know how to read a newspaper in America properly, whereas here I do. I don't know how to watch the news from beginning to end in America, but here I seem to manage to. I like the smell of the streets in the rain here, whereas there I would always want to go inside. This is my home. I never felt it was a permanent thing, being over there. I love New York, but I'm English, and I still feel English and I did when I was there."
                    Sam Mendes: life is sweet | Culture | The Guardian
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                    • Not feeling like journalling for some reason. Taking a few days off!
                      I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                      • Re the wish list shopping - number six, please.

                        Re the dislocation thing - I never know where I belong. In the US, I miss Europe, and when I am there, I feel über-American. I think the cure is to travel back and forth LOTS when the kids are grown. Smells - nothing screams US to me more than freshly mown fields of hay - nothing like that sweet, green smell in the warm months. Pure, unadulterated, Heartland.
                        I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                        • It's ages since we've talked food, no? So, atm, I'm eating three meals and not drinking alcohol; I've also upped the exercise a little. Need to lose the misery weight before our trip to the UK in...*drumroll*...nine weeks. I think I've lost a little over the months, but nothing to write home about (or visit home with). Hence the back-to-basics approach.

                          On ANZAC Day I made cream of celery soup with bacon 'croutons'. In true Pamela Mitford style, it was head soup (in that I made the recipe up) and exceptionally fine head soup it was too.

                          Celery - probably one and a half plants/bunches whatever they are called, leaves removed, washed, roughly chopped
                          1.5 onion, diced
                          2 cloves garlic whole
                          2 tablespoons of coconut oil
                          water
                          milk powder (we were out of milk on a public holiday - yay for husband's planning skills)
                          grated nutmeg (about 1 teaspoon)
                          black pepper
                          finely chopped parsley
                          4-5 rashers smoked back bacon finely chopped and fried until crunchy
                          cream - to serve

                          Gently saute the celery, onion and garlic in the coconut oil for ten minutes or so. Add water, nutmeg, parsley and pepper, put a lid on the pot and simmer for half an hour or so. Add milk powder. Blend.
                          Meanwhile, fry off the bacon.
                          Serve in large, deep bowls (for we are gluttons) with cream swirled around the top, bacon bits piled in a mound and extra pepper/nutmeg if that floats your boat.
                          I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                          • Badger baby - welcome back.......... and that soup sounds devine !
                            "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                            ...small steps....

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                            • Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                              Badger baby - welcome back.......... and that soup sounds devine !
                              I had it for lunch again today. It was pretty darn tasty, even if I do say so myself. I'm a huge fan of cauli and blue brie soup too (though my family disdains to join me in that addiction).
                              I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                              • Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
                                Classmate's mother rang and spoke to husband. Apparently our child enticed her child into the bush instead of going to morning meeting whereupon he persuaded her to remove her underwear and then he 'licked her vagina'.
                                Wow Badger, how did you guys deal with this in the end? Some kids are extremely sexual (know that that's a very controversial thing to say...)

                                Oh, and FYI - I like option four
                                "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                                In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                                - Ray Peat

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