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    Quote Originally Posted by seaweed View Post

    how is your sick wee lamb gwamma? me and the dog did some cattle herding this morning lol
    The wee lamb is holding its own today thanx Seaweed. I checked it a few minutes ago, and no flies, and no dribble around its wee mouth either. It still has a slight scour, but that also appears to be drying up. Yay

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    do you mean clothes for your cards out of the material? i guess you could use a natural material like harakeke and dye it and weave it and then glue it on? it would be quite fiddly and you would need to prep it prob by boiling it like you do when you do kete whakairo so it doesnt shrink. and obviously observe tikunga as well if you use harakeke. i have always wanted to do a collage with some lacebark which is simply beautiful. even if it is incredibly hard to weave with. re: material tho. i did used to have a stretchy velvety leopard spot mini skirt. my oldest has it now but i would imagine you could cut material like that with pinking shears and glue it on too? and i know you can get liquid hem stuff which could stop fraying on fabric?
    I have forgotten how to observe tikunga, so I had best not go with the flax, however I will experiment with a few different bits n pieces

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    So I'm back from my appointment with the specialist, he thinks that there is no sign of trauma on the x-ray but there is definately stiffness and some 'mechanical blockage' going on in the joint. Possibly early arthritis, possibly beginnings of a burr (bony growth). Off to have an MRI in the next 6 weeks, and getting the podiatrist to make me some fancy supports for my shoes - looks like I'll have to give away my vibrams....boooooo....hissssss!!!
    really sad to hear about the vibrams. I could not give mine up for anything now. And I am sad about your toe too, however you have made a start to your recovery. I sometimes think that making a diagnosis is the beginning of the recovery - if this makes sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoebird View Post
    I'm raising him buddhist.
    This is an interesting concept Zoe, I haven't really had any thing to do with any religion, but I must read up on the buddist philosophies. I think that it is important to do things that you believe in.
    I love giving, but am not very good at recieving. That goes for compliments as well as gifts. In fact a friend has just bought us a whole box of red wine = 12 bottles. I am not sure what I have done to recieve such a gift, but there you have it. I undervalue what I do for others, and this friend obviously overvalued it ? not sure ???

    It looks very nice ! Hawkes bay Pinot noir !!!!
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    I have forgotten how to observe tikunga, so I had best not go with the flax, however I will experiment with a few different bits n pieces
    if you google you will prob find loads of info. it's not hard and most of it is actually common sense.

    Off to have an MRI in the next 6 weeks, and getting the podiatrist to make me some fancy supports for my shoes - looks like I'll have to give away my vibrams....boooooo....hissssss!!!
    my new balance minimuses are more like shoes lookswise. so maybe just maybe they could deal with them?

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    Well, DH and I have practiced zen for a long time -- loosely mostly rather than particularly ritualized. And then, when DS was born, continued with that, and added in some nichiren these days to give him some grounding in ritual. made the ritual up myself using some nichiren constructs.

    Mostly, you meditate to see things clearly. And then you do the best you can. And that's basically buddhism.

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    well howdy all. Hope that you are having a lovely day - where ever in NZ you are. I am just about to pop into Rangiora, to take some morning tea to the office, then its back out to do some gardening ! Lewis posted some interesting links on seafood and the Maoris, in an Autism thread he started a wee while ago. I will try and link it in, but am not good at that stuff. Where is Seaweed when you need her !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    ##############It's kind of humbling for anyone coming from a a European cultural background to consider what the health of people living there was like before contact. Weston Price says earlier scientists had said the Maori were:

    ... the most physically perfect race living on the face of the earth. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: Chapter 12

    The Maori ate plenty of seafood, of course:


    It was particularly instructive to observe the diligence with which some of the isolated Maori near the coast sought out certain types of food in accordance with the tradition and accumulated wisdom of their tribes. As among the various archipelagos and island dwellers of the Pacific, great emphasis was placed upon shell fish. Much effort was made to obtain these in large quantities. Price says elsewhere:


    ... it is authoritatively recorded regarding the Maori of New Zealand that they can see the satellites of Jupiter which are only visible to the white man's eye with the aid of telescopes. These people prove that they can see the satellites by telling the man at the telescope when the eclipse of one of the stars occurs. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: Chapter 10

    Yet the descendants of Englishmen, Scots, etc., in possession of the same resources, just don't know how to eat to stay healthy. #############

    sorry guys this is actually a quote by Lewis, not sure how to link it in properly but really interesting reading !

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    Buddhism is such a beautiful way to approach life. Sadly, like all belief systems, there are factions, but they don't negate the beauty of Buddhism. I found that Buddhism resonated with me when I went searching to see if anyone believed what I do. No sentient creator. Live life decently just because that is the way it should be, not because of any reward at the end, etc.

    My Catholic upbringing left a lot of negative feelings. Not being baptised keeping one from entering Heaven - that was the biggest one, and I hated it at age 7 when I first heard it. Other Christian dogmas aren't better. And then I stopped believing in a sentient creator. While I'm never 100% anything because I suck at following rules, I have to say that Buddhism touched my heart in a way that other philosophies never have.

    Right or wrong, I believe that someone brought up as a Buddhist will believe beautiful things, and hopefully will translate that into being a beautiful person.

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    Yeah. Frustrates the heck out of the rest of the family that I've chosen an atheistic process for the kiddo. My mom is particularly beside herself (being catholic), but that's what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaweed View Post
    if you google you will prob find loads of info. it's not hard and most of it is actually common sense.
    so right Seaweed. I am always scared to do it wrong, so I just don't do it - but I will do some homework, cos I love some of our flora and fauna.
    Have you got a good recipe for seafood chowder Seaweed??? I was reading up on Lewis's articles on the Maori, and I reckon that I don't eat enough seafood.....so today I bought a couple of pieces of fresh fish, some more salmon, and a mixture of squid rings, mussels, fish and crab. I chopped up the mixed marinara, fried it in some butter and salt, then added a small 165ml tin of coconut milk. It was fantastic !!! But next time I should get a proper recipe. Anyway you are our seafood guru, so I thought you might have one ?
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    i know i don't eat enough seafood. on account of really hating seafood.

    i will eat fish, but the shellfish. . . blech. I just never could stomach it. mostly, i can't stand to chew it.

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