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  • Oh my! One must never abuse one's fag! Mine moved back to his home state, and I surely do miss him.
    "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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    • Ah, the things you learn. Education is always a confusing subject, almost always more so when the politicians get involved. I've always wondered how the country would run if teachers spent as much time making laws as politicians do making education decisions - probably far better.

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      • Since the discussion is here, I'll add this http://naomihattaway.com/2013/09/i-a...-repatriation/
        any of the 'star' adults want to chime in? This seems a much more positive spin on the phenomenon than the concept of Third culture kid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .
        I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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        • This seems to be where I leave all the little interesting things I see Experience: I taught a homeless man to code | Life and style | The Guardian note he was homeschooled by his mom!
          I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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          • CC that is one very nice dress, i hope that you can send me a wee sneaky photo !!!!!!!!!!

            badger i will read all that info when time permits, but tonight it just aint happning - sorry
            g x
            "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

            ...small steps....

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            • Quick check-in, longer explanation later today, I hope...

              Halloween was fun, we went to Fourth's BFF's neighborhood and our two families did the begging together. Really, really, really blustery and w-e-t that night. We all got wet, no exceptions, and broke a couple of umbrellas due to wind gusts.

              Spent the afternoon and evening with Fourth in the hospital ER this past Sunday. Yup, Fourth, not Third. Fourth contracted a GI bug and had to have IV fluids and meds to set her aright. When a kid has the squirts out of both ends and then faints to top it off, you get a free ride to the hospital at my house. She is doing very much better, but still isn't on full solid foods yet.

              I had a spell of the blues for week in there somewhere, but I feel much better. Overdosing on chocolate for the blues does not for a long-term strategy make... But it is a very effective method of belly and thigh plumping!

              I need to reread that link badger posted here about Third Culture kids - interesting stuff. Thanks, badger.

              Snow accumulation here. Blech. I like snow, but coupled with the time change so recently, I feel as if I have been catapulted into mid-winter from a warm fall with no notice.

              Used book sale on this morning at the local county library - I will be there, right after I drop off Third to school. LOVE book sales!!

              More fracking wells actively being drilled, more pipelines being buried, and a natural-gas power plant planned for this county. And hubby still wants to stay long-term. I feel OLD and cranky right now - we won't learn at all, will we?

              Hope you all are safe and fed!
              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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              • Kittens are growing.

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                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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                • Good morning, Crabbyone!

                  Our weather changed in the blink of an eye also. One night I was sleeping in a tshirt and panties and the next it was jammies, socks, and a sweater. Yikes.

                  Glad to hear fourth is doing better. And love the pic of the kittens.

                  Stay calm, Baby; this too shall pass. xoxo
                  "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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                  • Sorry to hear about Third. Fainting on top of the GI issues, must have been scary for you and Hubby.

                    We've been dealing with health issues chez nous too. DS has been having a respiratory flare up, but I think he may have turned a corner yesterday. I'm letting him sleep in, I firmly believe in the healing power of sleep. We'll see how he does today and what the lab results tell us in a day or so. As for me, something is going on with my thumb joint on my right hand. I went to the doctor and he has me on anti inflammatories. I started out with homeopathic topical and internal but yesterday I broke down and took ibuprofen. Doc didn't say it was arthritis but that is what I am afraid it is. I hope Joanie is right and this will pass.

                    Last quarter one of DS's electives (I think i mentioned that he was doing independent study at the local charter school) was cooking with me. We came up with some pretty amazing recipes, our favorite was chestnut ice cream.
                    Chestnut Ice Cream with Chocolate Grand Marnier Sauce Recipe | Epicurious.com we omitted the orange peel and made our own chocolate sauce. We also perfected a Persian candy (took a few tries to get it right) that was like brittle only with almonds, rose water and cardamom. We did make savory foods too, but exactly what slips my mind atm.

                    Kitties always cheer me up!
                    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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                    • Forager -

                      Sorry about the thumb! You know, I had the same thing on my left thumb recently, too - soreness when moved in certain ways and also when pressed upon. Also, my left ball-socket leg joint was killing me at the same time, right up to even feeling like the leg would give way at times. Just when I thought I had to go see a doc about this, as it lasted the better part of a month, I totally forgot about it - because it just went away - poof. I never did go, but I was worried about what the doc would say to me, too. I also did the ibuprofen thing a few times. Years ago, before First was even conceived, I woke up one morning to find a couple knuckles on one hand ridiculously swollen and painful, no warning. So I did go to statcare for that one, seeing as I also had another surprise symptom - an ugly lesion on the white of one eye consisting of burst blood vessels. The doc ultimately prescribed me a powerful anti-inflammatory drug, which I filled and took. Immediately I began to have awful stomach cramps and pains, and it took a coworker at my then-job to tell me the reason: the drug I had been prescribed was the exact same one she was on for diagnosed arthritis and her stomach lining was suffering same as mine, but in her case she took another drug to combat the stomach thing as the anti-inflammatory helped her be functional fine-motor-wise. Long-winded sympathy story, Forager, but I get this!

                      I hope DS is on the upswing by now!! I also believe, well, actually know, that sleep is beneficial, too. Around these parts I am definitely in the minority at Third's school, and in general, in my belief that a day of sleep taken at the front end of an illness or injury lops off days spent ill and/or in bed at the back end. Third's school nurse recently told me how there exists a whole cadre of parents who repeatedly send their kids to school obviously ill, which forces the school nurse to call them and insist that they take their kid home and/or to the doc, whereupon the nurse then gets an earful more often than not. Can you believe that?!

                      Grand Marnier, huh?! Here I come! I love Grand Marnier! I was introduced to the stuff waaaaaay back when on my trip to Paris - the street vendors sprinkled it on hot crepes and I was hooked! I made damn sure to get at least one batch of those crepes every day I was there, walking the streets of the city. Mmmmm!
                      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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                      • Hello all! Hope Saturday finds you all well.

                        Last night hubby and I went to the opera! My first opera in the US, and my second ever. La Boheme. And how did I like it??? Welllllll... I didn't. I mean, the theater itself was great, the singing was very good, the live pit orchestra did a really good job, the translation was in superscript on a screen above the stage during the performance - all of that was enjoyable. So what did I not like?? The storyline!! Oh, wow - what sappy, schmaltzy, shtuff - yuck! I didn't know the story going in, but this was just bad romance novel drivel set to gifted and trained voices. It had all the elements - love at first sight, noble poverty, female main character dies of consumption during a torrent of deathbed "I love you" and did-you-actually-sell-your-only-jewelry-to-buy-me-warm-clothings, rampant jealousy, and repeated breakups just done, I suspect, so Puccini could then stage yet another tender reunion to the tune of "I only broke up with you to save YOUR heart!". Ugh. I don't think I will pay to see this one again. Another opera, yes. This one, no.

                        Fourth is on the upswing - solid foods are staying down, after a small relapse earlier in the week.

                        I am missing my Rudi something fierce this week. Exhale.

                        I am on a Bollywood romantic comedy movie kick - last night was "Band Baaja Baaraat". Before that was "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi".

                        I am tired of this monster Power Rangers kick the kids are on. Allllll that screaming and gadzillions of landed blows and enough explosions to fuel the next 10 years of Hollywood action flicks, and no one ever gets bloody. Makes me want to watch the Expendables again, both movies. The A-Team was the same: the Moon's weight in bullets shot, and not one hit.

                        The Halloween chocolate is finally gone from the house, and not a moment too soon!

                        And I had to take Second to the statcare yesterday, just before the opera, to have a kitchen accident (finger) glued and taped shut - she is the victim of a Shun-bite! (Her brand new, razor sharp, pro kitchen knife)

                        Eat well today, you all!
                        Last edited by Crabbcakes; 11-16-2013, 09:16 AM.
                        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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                        • LOL You have completely summed up my opinion of Boheme. Unfortunately, that kind of story sells, which is why they remade it into Rent. Some great music though.

                          Glad to see Second survived her Shun-bite. She's onestep closer to being a pro chef now.

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                          • Too bad about the opera. I wonder if it might have been more enjoyable without the translation; then your imagination might have filled it in with a more nuanced narrative.

                            I feel for Second; I too have had my share of cuts, unfortunately it comes with the territory (along with burns).

                            I'm really hoping my thumb issue resolves itself. It would be great to wake up and find a fully functioning thumb. Wouldn't you know that it would happen just as I'm finally getting somewhere with my art work. This week I got an invitation to teach a workshop next Summer and I should be working on a show I'm scheduled to be in next fall.

                            DS is still coughing and now the prednisone is interfering with his sleep. He says he feels he is getting better, but I'm not so sure. We are to continue with what we are doing and call his doctor on Monday. His doctors are 2 1/2 hrs away so we can't just pop in and see them. DS knows that if he doesn't get any better or if he takes a turn for the worse we may as well pack the bags and be prepared to go to the hospital. This keeps DS motivated to do his respiratory treatments. It's sort of difficult to tell how he's doing because at times he feels fine (it's not like he's miserable) and other times he can't stop coughing.

                            He wants to go for a walk today and yesterday he attended one class so I'm hoping he's on the mend.
                            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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                            • Hi hi Crabbyone!

                              Jesus Christ Superstar is the only opera I've ever seen (and I've seen it in three cities LOL). I'm not sure I could sit through a more conventional one.

                              Did you see Master Chef Junior? OMG - watching children 8-13 years old cooking so amazingly was wonderful! Most of them had skills that were absolutely adult quality.

                              Wishing healing and health to all the kids (for UF's son also).

                              ETA: All seven episodes of Master Chef Junior are here: http://www.hulu.com/masterchef-junior
                              Last edited by JoanieL; 11-16-2013, 11:37 AM.
                              "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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                              • Goodness CC, i am so pleased things are settling down for you. Sick and wounding i suppose go hand in hand with being a mother, but i think my girl that you get more than your fair share!!!!!!!!
                                Howz the hummingbird ??????
                                G x
                                "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                                ...small steps....

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