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  • Lol, my, my, how generous....At least the tree isn't being cluttered with excessive presents....Shows to me what a better a person you are!

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    • Badger that quilt is devine - merry christmas girl
      G x
      "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

      ...small steps....

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      • Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
        Quilt wrapped up and good to go. Brother in law pops in with PiL's gifts to us as they do not think they can get to our house before heading into the city for mass... We chat for a while and then husband and small boy set off for PiL's house to deliver quilt, card and homemade gingerbread. I open the bag to put our gifts under the tree. One for small boy; one for husband. I laugh like a drain.
        Ouch, Badgergirl. Hugs to you. I hope you managed to enjoy your day.
        Annie Ups the Ante
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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        • Hope you had a wonderous Christmas this year!

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          • Now that the dust is settling... Dear lord, that was awful. Luckily we managed to hide it all from the small boy, but truly that was a terrible Christmas. Never mind! Onwards and upwards.

            In amongst the eff-in-law nonsense was the disappointment of misguided gifting. Husband designed me 12 custom-made (3D printed) badger-head buttons. They're beautifully done, but I have no need for 12 stainless-steel badger buttons. Oh, I also got a feminist appraisal of Neil Gaiman's comics (I don't like comics).
            I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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            • Oh, Badger, thank goodness it's over and you're still here. Blessings for better things in 2014.

              Re the buttons: That is a gift with awesome intention and love, maybe ponder on them for a while, a way to make use of them may occur to you. And that could be a real gift to your DH. Best wishes x
              Annie Ups the Ante
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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              • Originally posted by Annieh View Post
                Re the buttons: That is a gift with awesome intention and love, maybe ponder on them for a while, a way to make use of them may occur to you. And that could be a real gift to your DH. Best wishes x

                I know, Annie, and I said as much to him... He thought I didn't like the buttons on my incredibly expensive, gorgeous grey wool princess coat that I bought in Bloomingdales in NY before the small boy was a whisper on the horizon. Unfortunately, he misunderstood: I don't like that the coat has buttons full stop (they're a pain to do up and I always end up with a crooked coat) and wish that the thing had a concealed zip instead. The buttons though are a key design feature of the coat (there are more on the sleeves that husband hadn't noticed, otherwise I'd have 20 badger head buttons). I have no intention of changing the buttons on my high-end designer coat (while I love badgers I am most certainly not a novelty clothing type person). Which leaves me with 12 buttons and I cannot for the life of me think what I'm going to do with them. I tried tying one to a leather thong to make a pendant, but the loop is set the wrong way (as it's a button) and the head hangs as if from a garrote. Finally, although they are very well done, the key identifying features of a meles meles badger are the two black stripes on the head...when rendered in stainless steel without the black stripes the badger suddenly becomes a fat fox. Husband has a dreadful track record of buying incredibly expensive things that are useless - designer boots that I didn't like and, worse, didn't even remotely fit was one of the worst ones, but there have been many terrible presents... I beg him time and time and time again - don't buy anything I cannot return, but every time he thinks he knows best. Hope springs eternal.
                Last edited by badgergirl; 12-26-2013, 09:47 PM.
                I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                • show and tell

                  Small boy


                  husband (link to preserve modesty)
                  your (sauced) hostess and that thumb is owing to beetroot prep...

                  Baby Jesus badger

                  Badger buttons

                  New quilt in embryo

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

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                  • Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
                    Quilt wrapped up and good to go. Brother in law pops in with PiL's gifts to us as they do not think they can get to our house before heading into the city for mass... We chat for a while and then husband and small boy set off for PiL's house to deliver quilt, card and homemade gingerbread. I open the bag to put our gifts under the tree. One for small boy; one for husband. I laugh like a drain.
                    Pardon my language, but what a totally shit hole thing for them to do. I would so be waiting for next year to retaliate in kind.

                    Pic of small boy is so beautiful - it made me smile very wide.

                    ETA: I love the colors of the new quilt to be!
                    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                    B*tch-lite

                    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                    • I have eaten the crimbo cake (shared with small boy), thrown the brandy butter away, put the pud in the freezer for next year and today is my last day of drinking before 8 March. I'm a bit fat (as is husband), but that is a hangover from bacon man more than anything. Ugh, good lord, 2010-3 was really shitty for the badger family. I have profound hopes that 2014 will bring a change in fortune. Happy new year, folks. May this coming year bring you only changes for the better.
                      I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                      • All the best to you, DH and small boy from a lurker who enjoys your journal immensely. May 2014 bring you joy and abundant blessings.

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                        • Badgergirl, I wish you a Happy New Year!
                          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                          B*tch-lite

                          Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                          • Hopes your new year and the whole year for that matter is good one for you and the rest of the cete BG, keep quilting....

                            Gig alert, went to see Chas and Dave on Sunday night, pure old time music hall!

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                            • happy new year Badger - hope that 2014 is a brilliant year for you all
                              G x
                              "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                              ...small steps....

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                              • Aw, folks.

                                First new year resolution achieved - no hangover. I raised a few glasses of apple 'juice' to all my MDA buddies during the day, but stuck to water and cups of tea in the evening. Result. Bacon and eggs for breakfast to kick the year off right. Today we're going to put the furniture back together (we've been on a sand, stain, varnish binge over the hols) and get ready for the plunge back into full-time work.

                                Hope 2014 treats all of you well.
                                I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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