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  • I think I may have to read "Dismantling the Inner School" it looks very interesting. As an unscholling parent I'm continually coming up against my own schooling. Hubby has a similar view as Mr. Albert; DH has said that we forget most of what we are taught in school and only remember the things we are truly interested in, so why not just pretend DS has been taught the uninteresting things and just get on with what he wants to learn.

    Sorry to hear you had a headache. I'm the one in my family that's headache prone too. I usually take Excedrin and Benedryl as my headaches are usually sinus related.
    Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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    • Hey, Gwamma! If you get here, start writing, and I will see! Am currently frying potatoes for my Fourth - poor thing is laid up sick and that is the only thing that sounds yummy to her at 20.18 hours.
      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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      • CC - sorry I am here finally. I have 10 gorgeous Tongan boys painting my house. we had a wee bit of damage from the 6587 Earthquakes that we have had over the last two years. ..................... so they are painting, and then repairing some schist columns etc.....
        I hope the crablet is feeling better !
        "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

        ...small steps....

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        • Just wanted you to know that I am working on the latest installment right now!
          Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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          • Do you seriously have Tongan boys about the house?! I honestly thought you were just busting our chops on those other journals!

            Thanks for the get well wish. First is down for the count, too, worse than Fourth, but she is napping. You could tell me about the Maori, though. Are there any full-blooded Maori left nowadays? And why are the Tongans there? No work on the home islands?
            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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            • Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
              Just wanted you to know that I am working on the latest installment right now!
              Thank ye much!
              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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              • I am led to believe that we do not have any full blooded Maori left in the country - but a few would argue that statement !!!

                After all the earthquakes in and around the canterbury region, we have had alot of people leave Christchurch, and so with all the rebuild, we are desperate for skilled subbies. The gang that we have here is an extended family who have all come over to learn the trade. Not many of them speaka da anglaise - so I am having a wee bit of trouble being understood.
                nevermind - they enjoyed my homemade bread - so bonus all round !!!!!
                "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                ...small steps....

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                • Oh! I have to tell you that I met two Kiwis once. Hubby and I, pre-marriage, were in Holland together for a wee vacation, staying at a youth hostel, as penniless young travelers are wont to do in Europe. So - one morning, hubby and I are discussing the plans for the day at the communal breakfast tables. Two barefooted Aussies overhear the English, Yankee-flavored as it is, and join us. The same happens with a few Brits. And then, finally, a Kiwi couple join us - a man and his Maori wife. Wow, that was fun! Almost the entire English-speaking world.

                  All that was missing was a Canadian and perhaps an Irishman, although I never know how to truly consider the Irish, and Scots and Welsh, as they had native languages of their own before English arrived.
                  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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                  • Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                    After all the earthquakes in and around the canterbury region, we have had alot of people leave Christchurch, and so with all the rebuild, we are desperate for skilled subbies. The gang that we have here is an extended family who have all come over to learn the trade. Not many of them speaka da anglaise - so I am having a wee bit of trouble being understood.
                    nevermind - they enjoyed my homemade bread - so bonus all round !!!!!
                    What is a subbie?
                    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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                    • oh sorry a subbie - is a subcontractor. Usually a painter, gib stopper, tiler, etc... referred to in NZ by some of us as subbies !

                      We have only been to America and the UK once, but were often mistaken for Australians.
                      "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                      ...small steps....

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                      • Okay, just sent you a novel!
                        Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                        • Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                          After all the earthquakes in and around the canterbury region, we have had alot of people leave Christchurch
                          I just went back and googled that - I heard about it at the time, but when you don't know anybody on the spot, it kind of gets lost in the rest of the bad news the world has to offer. But, geez, Gwamma, that was a LOT of earthquake, counting 2010 and aftershocks and all!! I didn't realize NZ sits on so many faults. Ohio is in that regard extremely stable. Did any of your friends leave, and what was the straw that broke the camel's back for them? Because you stayed on.
                          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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                          • NZ is such a small place that everyone knows someone, or of someone who died in the February quake. They were genuinely in the wrong place at the wrong time, but it has bought it home to us all that shit does happen !!!!!! and its important to enjoy your life day by day. So as the earthquake tally got up into the thousands people got disheartened. Being woken at night from a deep sleep and suddenly overdosed with adrenaline is really hard on the body after a while. So I suppose people have left for a number of reasons - schools closed due to damage, businesses going bust, nerves, depression etc....
                            I suppose our life on this planet is short, why spend it living in fear ????
                            "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                            ...small steps....

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                            • it is possibly a bit like 9/11. Alot of American people knew someone that dies that day, or was directly involved in some way.
                              Actually it was such a sad time 9/11. We all remember where we were and what we were doing. AS much as I cried and felt sick for you all, it didn't become personal until I found out later that my Brother and his wife had been up one of the towers the day before. The day of they were flying out and witnessed quite a raucous by a suspected Muslem family. (another long story)
                              "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                              ...small steps....

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                              • We were living just across the bay from the WTC, on the Jersey side, on 9/11. My husband's church lost its organist - she was in the towers. The church members got into contact with her apartment manager to unlock her door after a couple of days - she had a kitty cat that needed a new home at that point, and the church members knew that. I used to work in one of the short buildings, 5 WTC, and quit to have my babies and be with them, otherwise I would have been there, too. So yeah, I get you - remember and learn from the past, plan for the future, but live today.

                                And for your loyalty to your city, you now get to enjoy beefcake, Tongan-style!
                                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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