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Originally Posted by Joi View Post
I went to an art school like Fame............................ then got booted out for being homeless. Eh..... we do what we can for our kids. I think we are all here for the same broad reasons... the differences are what make us all human. This place would be so dull if we all parented the same. It would be all

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Why is it that i can see you lurking in a hallway at Fame smoking cigarettes and saying something really cool?

Happy Birthday to your girlie

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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
Savannah, yes! I think it would be safe to say my high school years were worse than anyone's. Unless you had to wear culottes and listen to Steve Green, I had it the worst. I didn't even see a boy for three years!

Joi, you're hilarious.

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I do think a lot of people are judgmental about parenting, especially on MDC. I just don't care. I do what I can to make things work for my family. I'm not perfect and I betray my own standards all the time. But anyone who wants to think ill of me can suck it.

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culottes. check. junior high and then thankfully uniforms went away.

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Originally Posted by annalivia View Post
I'll see your Steve Green, and raise you a Sandi Patty. Except that we listened to Technotronic during our wild nights out in the car going to the Pizza Hut 30 miles away...
Puuump up the jam!
I see your Sandi Patty and raise you one Mother who spoke in tongues in church and her eyeballs rolled back in her head and then she would grab your hand and try to raise it during the music as if YOU should be filling the spirit and pinch you under your arm if you did not.
Oh, and the town in Texas we lived in? DRY.



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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
: Happy Birthday River!!! :

Hedy & annalivia, that's so hilarious that we all had the bad Christian music influence! The school I went to was a boarding school, so there really wasn't anything else. My parents were instructed to destroy any music or music-related clothing. I'm still mad about my Cyndi Lauper shirt. It was my first concert. :

Sara, sorry about the fight.
What about the time that I came home from visiting out of town family and my parents picked me up at the airport with faces like I was so screwed and then told me they found my "stash".

Drugs?

Nope.

duran duran and OMD concert t-shirts. Yep, I had snuck away with friends to Dallas to see rock concerts.

Punished?

Grounded for six months.

But I leave you with this question: when you are not allowed to watch secular TV or listen to secular music, what is grounded anyway?
Did they take away my large-print westerns? NO. So see, nothing different than normal life. Just me, in my room, reading about the wild west and imaging riding away into the sunset with Simon Le Bon.

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Scary meetings among upper management. Again. All day yesterday, and again this morning. People are here from the corporate offices in Minnesota. It's very stressful, waiting to see who still has a job and who doesn't. They keep doing this, it's almost getting boring.
I don't like seeing you on such a roller coaster with work. As a single mama, that must be SO stressful. Urgh. I know you are whip smart, talented and marketable. I hope you keep your job (if you want it) but otherwise, I know that you WILL get another one. Post haste.

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Almost forgot! If anyone uses Seventh Generation diapers, they are on sale right now at Fred Meyer's for only $7.67 a pack!
Woosers. thanks for the heads up. Liam still wears one every night to bed. Heavy pee-er.
post #1522 of 1788
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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
I'm confused. Can they ship to Oregon?
OK, I figured it out. They can't ship milk, but other products are cool.
post #1523 of 1788
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Originally Posted by kaPOW! View Post



Awe. Well, that's pretty good news really. Shouldn't be something to worry about school wise, 'cept for the pain it sounds like. You can put the mouthwash on a qtip or similar medium rather than having her gargle it. I think the only danger is in swallowing. And, well, the dyes and chemicals and things. But, I wouldn't let such isolated, brief exposure bother me any. Nice of Pike to see you guys for free!

I KNOW! Right?! I was so happy when he told his assistant, "No charge for today, and she can just keep her future appointment. I think she's going to be fine."

THAT was really cool. I love that office.
post #1524 of 1788
Savannah, that all sounds so familiar. Except we were Fundamental Baptists, so speaking in tongues was of the devil.
post #1525 of 1788
yeah, we went from being Four Square to... Conservative Southern Baptists. I was one confused teenager.

Not to mention... before that we were Catholic... and before that? Ugh. :
post #1526 of 1788
Ok, speaking of religions. Are any of your parents "disappointed" in you or anything, because of your religious choices as an adult? My mom is finally starting to relax a little about the way I'm raising the kids. She's stopped forcing the baby jeebus story on them. She's now more of a "don't ask, don't tell" person.

Oh, Goddess I feel like today. I have a killer migraine complete with auras and nausea. Of course I still have to take care of everything today.
post #1527 of 1788
Oh my mom worries about my immortal soul constantly. She only brings it up every few months though.

Although a couple of weeks ago, Todd couldn't find our pruning shears. Lily said that "They must be with God now."

Uh...
post #1528 of 1788
Oh my goddess, frozen grapes are delicious!
post #1529 of 1788
my parentrs make a big to-do during the xtian holidays, and really try to suck Addy in. drivesd me bat shit crazy. we have the talk every few months "can you please not try to lure her into your religion by promising her candy, bunnies, and presents??? i am trying to build something spiritual and earth centered with my children and your plastic is fecking that up" my dad doesnt get it at all. he said "i will not have my grandchildren being raised with some new made up religion" talking about paganism and earth worship, yes, because those druids were so new fangled. he is from Texas, and is VERY Texan on alot of things. when he says stuff like that, or makes up words, like philosophosizing we just tell him his Texan is showing/hanging out.
my mom also talked in tongues at church a time or two. and i was forced into baptism ON HALLOWEEN!!! yeah, drove those evil spirits right out of me :
post #1530 of 1788
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Originally Posted by Hedy B. View Post
Oh my goddess, frozen grapes are delicious!
we bought a bag at NS this weekend and if roze half. ate them all up in three hours. the rest are currently in the freezer waiting to be devoured too
i wish you werent so far Sara, we would love to relieve you of your grapitude. grapiness?
see, now MY Texan is showing
post #1531 of 1788
Super quick question(s): First, does Dr Mona have a last name? Second, is there a ND clinic type place that I might be able to call and get an appointment very soon?
post #1532 of 1788
My parents raised me Catholic, then sent me to the FB school. Crazy.

My dad really doesn't care that much about religion, but my mom used to talk about how I just HAD to get Tania going to church. I let her take Tania with her a few times, but Tania wasn't that into it, so she stopped going. My mom doesn't even go anymore. I'm not really religious now, just spiritual, and I celebrate a lot of pagan holidays as well as Christian ones. I like pagan ways, because I feel like they connect me with the earth, but I don't feel like I need to worship at all. Not sure if that makes sense. Maybe I'd call myself an atheist-pagan, if anyone would accept that.
post #1533 of 1788
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Originally Posted by SleepyMamaBear View Post
we bought a bag at NS this weekend and if roze half. ate them all up in three hours. the rest are currently in the freezer waiting to be devoured too
i wish you werent so far Sara, we would love to relieve you of your grapitude. grapiness?
see, now MY Texan is showing
I wonder how concords would be frozen? I almost bought some today at NS to try them out, because they have them right now. But I... didn't.

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Beth, PM'ing you.
post #1534 of 1788
Balla, I think.
post #1535 of 1788
The new Martha has a recipe for a concord grape tart. :
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I'll have to check that out! I'm assuming, since it's a tart, they are probably raw in the tart, right?

We used to have a concord vine, but I never thought to try freezing them. It wasn't until I read a Marian Keyes book that I got the idea. There was some airheaded personal trainer character in the book who went on and on and on about them.
post #1537 of 1788
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Originally Posted by karen1968 View Post
Almost forgot! If anyone uses Seventh Generation diapers, they are on sale right now at Fred Meyer's for only $7.67 a pack!
Do you know if they have the pullups? Actually I have never seen the pullups at Fred Meyer.. but hey.. ours has even stopped carrying sprouts.

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Originally Posted by RainbowEarthFaerie View Post
Ok, speaking of religions. Are any of your parents "disappointed" in you or anything, because of your religious choices as an adult? My mom is finally starting to relax a little about the way I'm raising the kids. She's stopped forcing the baby jeebus story on them. She's now more of a "don't ask, don't tell" person.

Oh, Goddess I feel like today. I have a killer migraine complete with auras and nausea. Of course I still have to take care of everything today.

Yea.. my mom "doesn't know why I think I am atheist." And the other day I was told i needed my head examined because I am too anti-religious.

Yea mom.. you did a bang up job ensuring our everlasting souls by dropping us off at church and GOING HOME. Then expecting Auntie to bring us home afterwards.

The first time I had ever heard of the trinity I was an adult. And I thought it was the stupist thing I had ever heard of. And my mom was SHOCKED I had never heard of it before. Gotta take Elizabeth to GS. I hope her leader will bring her home again this week.
post #1538 of 1788
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OMG You should have seen the death grip that Nico had on his TJ's balloon today. And for the last hour, every time he's seen it he's greeted it with: "Hello! Balloon friend". He is so happy
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That is so cute! BTW... You should know Ruby's favourite word lately is "Nico". I ask her... "Is Nico your boyfriend?"

And she looks at me with this adorable coy smile and says: "Yeah," then totally bats her eyelashes.

"Do you Lurrrve Nico?"

"Yeah"... as she bats her eyelashes again.

I had no idea crushes could start so early.
post #1540 of 1788
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Originally Posted by Hedy B. View Post
That is so cute! BTW... You should know Ruby's favourite word lately is "Nico". I ask her... "Is Nico your boyfriend?"

And she looks at me with this adorable coy smile and says: "Yeah," then totally bats her eyelashes.

"Do you Lurrrve Nico?"

"Yeah"... as she bats her eyelashes again.

I had no idea crushes could start so early.
Awe, that girl is so sweet.
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