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    Oh and the burglar thing, we all have things that mean heaps to us. They might not be worth anything money wise, but if they were stolen - we would be devastated. And i mean the photos of your dying pet rat that are on the camera, not yet downloaded onto the computer, or the puter that has a lifetime of photos, or the tatty looking blanket that great Aunt Eucalypta knitted before she was run over by the number 8 bus........ you get the picture. A big concern of mine is the feeling of someone in amoungst my things. Sniffing around, opening, closing stuff. I don't like that thought !
    I think that, for me, this doesn't really matter.

    First, I don't think anyone WANTS Auntie's tatty blanket, or most of the random things that I have.

    But, when I was in university, I 'lost' a lot of things. It didn't take me too long to figure out that people were stealing things from me. LOL I lost about 1/3 of my clothes over time, plus several other little decorative items for my room, plus several CDs, and one time a little TV/VCR that I had.

    Honestly, and I do mean this, I was mostly like "that's a bummer" and wasn't too worried about it. I just figure that those people must *really* need those things if they're going to steal them. Particularly things like my bed coverlet or one of my oxford shirts.

    I figure that anything anyone would come in here to steal. . .they must *really* need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoebird View Post
    I think that, for me, this doesn't really matter.

    First, I don't think anyone WANTS Auntie's tatty blanket, or most of the random things that I have.

    But, when I was in university, I 'lost' a lot of things. It didn't take me too long to figure out that people were stealing things from me. LOL I lost about 1/3 of my clothes over time, plus several other little decorative items for my room, plus several CDs, and one time a little TV/VCR that I had.

    Honestly, and I do mean this, I was mostly like "that's a bummer" and wasn't too worried about it. I just figure that those people must *really* need those things if they're going to steal them. Particularly things like my bed coverlet or one of my oxford shirts.

    I figure that anything anyone would come in here to steal. . .they must *really* need it.
    I do agree with you Zoe to a point. We had an absolute darling woman who was our housekeeper for 10 years. She only did 3 hours per week but it just helped so much when we were farming 24/7 and I had my own buisness in Hanmer Springs etcc... anyway really sadly, she moved away from our area, and a few years later committed suicide. The gossip was that she had been stealing from all of us, and a new client caught her. I said to anybody that dissed her that if she needed money, and took it from me, I am pleased that she did, because I would have given it to her anyway, and she obviously needed it. Well the back lash that I got from that was incredible.
    Heres this poor woman, not struggling obviously financially, but who knows what goes on behind closed doors.
    It was really really sad.
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

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    i cant be bothered with the stress of worrying about people stealing things. people dont always steal coz they need stuff unfortunately. i've got my valuable things insured but the kids and the animals are really what is important. everything else i can replace. and i poss would be upset if i lost the last pic of my dead cat but i remember them in my mind so no one can take that away.

    feeling bloated today. roast venison and yams for dinner and too much coffee. i think i wore myself out at the weekend by not having enough sleep. men stress me out too lol

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    It is really sad.

    I think that minimalists -- you know, my sort -- are basically moving to a point where you are ok with what you have, and what you don't have (by loss, theft, fire, whatever) is ok to do without.

    But by the same token, I will defend my business from losses. There were people who refused to pay rent, so I took them to tribunal. The previous owners did some hinky things too, and so I also took them to tribunal.

    But for me, that wasn't really about the money or object of the money. It was about what was right, what the contracts stated, and ultimately, about my survival needs.

    If I only had two sets of clothes, or even one, and someone stole it from me -- then I would have an issue. And, I saw these people harming by business through their actions as taking food out of my son's mouth. And when I looked at it that way, I was heading to tribunal to get what was rightfully ours: the money that provided the food for us.

    It was about survival.

    But when I look around my house -- which honestly has nothing worth stealing -- and someone were to come in and take some of my clothing or some of our blankets or pillows or even some furnishings . . . well I don't see these as essential to my survival. And, if I do need to, I could replace them -- so no big deal there.

    So, it's really like that to me.

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    I have been having .5 cup of cream each day, but no cheese what so ever. It was just cheap old tasty from countdown.....I don't know ???
    Maybe a small amount of any food can react after eating clean for so long ????
    Good luck with the treadmill. I used to love mine, but just haven't gotten back into it for a while....however after this wedding is done, dusted and paid for.... I'll be in !!!!
    Do you play guitar ?? We so need to get practicing for our caveman conference. Nothing quite like a guitar around the campfire !!
    missed this bit earlier. i told you i am still half asleep. i sometimes seem to react to things i shouldnt. so i dont know. it may not have been the cheese, especially if you have been having cream all the time anyways. i have been sorta borderline sick the last few days which has bloated me. nasty nasty sore throat at night. lips that feel like rubber. fat stomach. subtly stuffed up nose. i think i am over it now but it was irritating indeed. especially as i was way out in the middle of nowhere without any vit C with the heater in the ute blasting out hot air. i was stressing about my poor dog too being unceremoniously bundled into a dog box on the back. i know he is a dog but he is my dog and he is spoilt lol

    i played the guitar what seems like several life times ago now so i doubt i would be much good.

    treadmills are one of my addictions. i used to love running with my mp3 player on and just forgetting about everything. awesome for keeping scrawny but not much good for keeping on top of everything in life. it sorta goes downhill too coz if you dont get your daily escape, you get ratty and irrational as well. i still now, if i go out and put the mp3 player on and head up a hill get that junkie like rush. it is pretty dubious with the roads around here at the best of times as you need to be able to hear what is heading your way. plus i usually take the dog so i dont do it much anymore. currently the treadmill is misbehaving and wont unfold. the guy at elite never told me how to unfold it but i can see what i think should work. and it doesnt so if the nice man who lent me the gun comes to get it tomorrow morning, i will get him to rescue me. he is a mechanic so is pretty onto those sorts of things. failing that, i will ring elite when they open and ask.

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    if it is up Seaweed, there is a wee foot paddle that you just push and it quietly slowly drops to the floor, however there are so many different models !!!!
    I am sure that it will be something simple. You cannot do any harm fiddling around with things, althou if it drops on your head - and heaven forbid - you didn't hear it from me !!! LOL
    The poor wee dog ! Tui, our DD17yr olds dog, would hate being in a dog box !!!! She is so used to being on the back of the truck !
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

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    Good morning ladies

    Wow, I've had such a busy weekend I didn't get time to catch up on here until just now...........goodness me you've been talking up a storm.

    I don't have much to add - thankfully no experience with affairs. We both trust each other to do the right thing whatever that might be, so no jelousy or anxiety about it at all. In fact my husbands best friend is a single guy and my husband who often travels for work is more than happy to let his friend escort me to whatever events he can't attend. Is quite amusing really, the boys at work all tease me and call him my 'handbag' cause I make him take me to chick flicks too (he's a Twilight fan)! At one wedding we attended together I was 8 months pregnant, and the grooms elderly mother didn't know what to think, the look on her face was priceless. Its nice having a male friend who respects me and my marriage and would never make a move on me.

    Had a nice suprise yesturday when I tried on a pair of shorts to wear to the beach (first day of Surf Lifesaving for my son) and I fitted beautifully into a pair I had tucked away last year as they were a little too tight around the hips. I felt very proud of myself, that 4kg loss has made quite the difference obviously. Its not something I had noticed in my winter clothes and work uniform.

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    ugh what happened to summer yet again? i just saw my neighbour who is an avid skier. they go every weekend in season. they were somewhere on route to the ski field cycling on saturday and she reckons there was more snow than she has seen in 12 winters of going thru there on the way to skiing. 2 funny as she saw loads of deer too and there we are armed to the teeth with deer guns not that far down the road from where they were and all we see is one set of prints and lots of things we need a shotgun to shoot.

    the dog isnt very wee lol he was supposed to be smaller but that paleo dog diet has made him big and shiny. poor dog got a big fright last night as we got mobbed by cows in the paddock in the dark when i went to send a txt. it was like a cartoon as they stampeded us, so i did the arm up to stop them ( as you do when 17 huge cows are rushing down a muddy hill in the dark at you ), they sorta circled us snorting and we made it out of the gate somehow as they all piled up and hung over the gate looking like mad bulls. the dog was very scared so thankfully he stayed behind me. i have herded these particular cattle before and they are a bit pushy. id forgotten they were there as i couldnt see them lol

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    Ll well done you !!!! It is always so nice fit into clothes again.
    Yep i totally trust my DH as well, however if I ever suspected a thing.........
    scrubbing garage floor on my hands and knees....yay for me....
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

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    i was thinking about the whole women chasing the married men thing. i reckon at some time in your life odds are you will meet someone who is marrried, who you happen to get on with a bit too well. it is not the best thing either as you usually both know without ever having to discuss it. which you couldnt anyways as it would be admitting knowing it is possible or that you could have thought about it. having a strong emotional bond with someone else's partner, even if you never touch them, is almost worse than getting physical with them. and that is something which is often missed and people just concentrate on the sexual aspect which is transient at best. philosophical mood today as well LOL

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