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Forum: Parents as Partners   11-09-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,383
Posted By absinthe
I think that painting the scenario above as both...

I think that painting the scenario above as both an almost universal occurrence, and also as generally problematic is pretty sexist and unfair to both men and women. It supports the stereotype that...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-08-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 487
Posted By absinthe
My dh and I are now married, but we were...

My dh and I are now married, but we were together for almost eight years first. My family just called my partner "Heather's partner".
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-31-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By absinthe
Speaking of buying co-ops, I think Frontier...

Speaking of buying co-ops, I think Frontier sells organic cheese powder.
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-23-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,181
Posted By absinthe
Minky, He doesn't work, he doesn't help pack, he...

Minky, He doesn't work, he doesn't help pack, he doesn't cook or clean, he doesn't act supportive,he doesn't drive, he doesn't take responsibility for his family's well-being.

He does pile all...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-16-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,880
Posted By absinthe
Thanks for the updates everybody. Maybe I'll...

Thanks for the updates everybody. Maybe I'll email the woot guys.

Aja congrats on the new arrivals. They are gorgeous!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-16-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,880
Posted By absinthe
SD, have your seats arrived from woot yet? We...

SD, have your seats arrived from woot yet? We ordered one but it has been delayed apparently.
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-12-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,010
Posted By absinthe
I am with lab and nannymom here. My dh and I are...

I am with lab and nannymom here. My dh and I are a parenting team. When we decided that we wanted children we discussed it together, but the nausea, discomfort, permanent physical changes, and small...
Forum: Caribbean   03-06-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,469
Posted By absinthe
I really loved Saint Maarten! I did not love the...

I really loved Saint Maarten! I did not love the Dominican Republic.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-04-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 238
Posted By absinthe
I had a 2005 Outback which I loved, and you...

I had a 2005 Outback which I loved, and you could fit three carseats across the back, but it was very difficult. I mean take the skin off of your knuckles buckling them in difficult. We didn't have...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-12-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,669
Posted By absinthe
Yikes! My Dh would soon find himself a...

Yikes! My Dh would soon find himself a dry-cookie eating, filthy- jammie-wearing, couch-dweller if he acted like that! He married a partner, a grown-up, he didn't purchase the services of a servant....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 156
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Views: 8,523
Posted By absinthe
Not that it would help in the winter, but more...

Not that it would help in the winter, but more long term, could you make the farmstead work harder for you? become a CSA, sell produce and eggs at a farmers market? Raise specialty produce for...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-17-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,464
Posted By absinthe
Okay, I guess I will be kinda the odd poster out...

Okay, I guess I will be kinda the odd poster out here. Yes Fuamami, if one partner is feeling seriously burdened by a pregnancy those are big important feelings. I belive that the ultimate decision...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By absinthe
I find the prices to be comparable, but I think...

I find the prices to be comparable, but I think Costco has much better business practices.
The selections are similar but not identical.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-06-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,096
Posted By absinthe
Feeling a little under the weather tonight, so I...

Feeling a little under the weather tonight, so I didn't make the pot stickers and stir-fry. I really wanted to order pizza, but instead I threw together cheese ravioli with vodka sauce. I did have...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-06-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 129,531
Posted By absinthe
Hi everyone! I have been following this thread...

Hi everyone! I have been following this thread for awhile but haven't jumped in until now. I am a poly, pagan, bi, mom of two married to an incredible man who is mostly monogamous by nature, but is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-06-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,096
Posted By absinthe
So far so good! We all ate leftovers for dinner...

So far so good! We all ate leftovers for dinner last night. Everyone had something different, and we used up a bunch of odds and ends from the fridge. Lucky me I got the leftover lobster bisque!
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,096
Posted By absinthe
So far so good! Five days into the month and we...

So far so good! Five days into the month and we haven't been to the grocery store at all. Friends came for the weekend and I was able to use up 3lbs. of chicken breast from the freezer, two jars of...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-03-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 982
Posted By absinthe
My dh loves to rollerblade so he has the most...

My dh loves to rollerblade so he has the most fabulous ass ever!
He is an IT guy and maintains all of our computers and handles all the tech stuff.
He types way faster than I do.
He is a terrific...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-02-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,286
Posted By absinthe
Ooh I'm in!!! Decluttering was a new year's...

Ooh I'm in!!! Decluttering was a new year's resolution for us this year. Sounds like a great way to start.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,096
Posted By absinthe
Tonight we are making home made pizzas. The...

Tonight we are making home made pizzas. The dough is in the machine and I'm off to chop veggies!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,096
Posted By absinthe
I'm in too! Mostly I need to rotate through what...

I'm in too! Mostly I need to rotate through what I have stockpiled, but a lower grocery bill right after christmas would be good too.
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-18-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,142
Posted By absinthe
Birthjunkie, I know it is hard to hold it...

Birthjunkie, I know it is hard to hold it together for the kids, but I wanted to tell you a little about my experience as a child. When I was 10 my mom found out that my dad was having an affair...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 517
Posted By absinthe
Quote: Originally Posted by tinybutterfly...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tinybutterfly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12807284)

P.S. When I DO bake I have to have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 279
Posted By absinthe
I never used snow tires before, and never needed...

I never used snow tires before, and never needed them even though I live way high up in the rockies. My driveway is an abomination, native coloradans won't visit me in the winter because of my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-16-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,512
Posted By absinthe
We don't live there anymore. We live in the...

We don't live there anymore. We live in the beautiful mountains of colorado now. But I miss that funky little community. We actually lived in a rented apt. in College Park, but we house shopped in...
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