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Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-05-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By Smokering
We don't buy clothes often, mostly because I sew...

We don't buy clothes often, mostly because I sew a lot. When we do buy stuff - shoes, mostly - my kids get so giddy with excitement at the novelty of the occasion that they'll swear on my grave they...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-10-2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Smokering
Update: apparently the issue is a very small...

Update: apparently the issue is a very small opening (so, tight frenulum?) that he's been on steroid cream to fix. Then "yesterday he said he felt a pop and it got better, today in pain hence seems...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-10-2016, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Smokering
Need quick answers before an emergency circ - what could this issue be?

Hey ladies!

I'm asking this on behalf of the friend of a friend, whose son is booked in for an emergency circ tomorrow. He's 8. All my friend knows is that he's been having some 'problems' with...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-28-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,671
Posted By Smokering
OK, the double posts aren't a *reason* I left,...

OK, the double posts aren't a *reason* I left, but they are annoying. :p
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-28-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,671
Posted By Smokering
I rarely come here any more, for a lot of...

I rarely come here any more, for a lot of reasons. The quietness is a big part of it. So's moving on with my life a little. I still have a baby, but by now I'm kind of over the researching, frenetic...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-03-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,442
Posted By Smokering
Yawn. Do you guys ever find that a really...

Yawn. Do you guys ever find that a really productive day is invariably followed by a sleepy, blah, nothing-gets-done day? Is it only me? I do have mysterious unspecified fatigue issues, so it could...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-01-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,442
Posted By Smokering
-Did spelling, maths, science and Spanish with DD...

-Did spelling, maths, science and Spanish with DD
-Went to the supermarket with all three kids, and got petrol
-Put lamb hotpot on in the crockpot for dinner
-Sent off a couple of emails
-Helped...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,893
Posted By Smokering
Today we got started late - got out of bed at...

Today we got started late - got out of bed at 9:30! But here goes...

-Did some weed-pulling with DH for exercise
-Did maths and spelling with DD
-Cleaned up around the kitchen a bit
-Did...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-24-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,893
Posted By Smokering
-Cooked breakfast (fried eggs and reheated corn...

-Cooked breakfast (fried eggs and reheated corn and carrot fritters)
-Did spelling with DD
-Got DD to write a letter to her aunt
-Sent an email out organising a girls' night
-Made a big batch of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-23-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,893
Posted By Smokering
-Did spelling and maths with DD -Helped DS play...

-Did spelling and maths with DD
-Helped DS play some counting/alphabet games on the computer (which he LOVED)
-Boiled eggs for breakfast
-Finished DS' new jeans
-Unloaded and loaded dishwasher...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-21-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,893
Posted By Smokering
Today I: -Walked round the lake with a...

Today I:

-Walked round the lake with a friend
-Did spelling and maths with DD
-Made cauliflower cheese for lunch
-Did history with DD
-Cleaned my keyboard
-Unloaded and reloaded the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-19-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,893
Posted By Smokering
Yay! A successful sewing project - even with a...

Yay! A successful sewing project - even with a dodgy waistband - is so satisfying, isn't it? Which reminds me, DS really needs some new trousers.

Today so far I've been to Bible study and the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-18-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,893
Posted By Smokering
Today I: -Got up earlyish, did a bit of...

Today I:

-Got up earlyish, did a bit of quilting and made millet porridge for breakfast. Never had it before. Ehh, it's not great.
-Did my Spanish practice
-Started digging a garden bed and wore...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-17-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,893
Posted By Smokering
Hey ladies! I was away for a bit because my...

Hey ladies! I was away for a bit because my computer died. It was great, actually. :p I got so much done! I'm an admitted internet addict... on the other hand, I do need the computer for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-06-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,893
Posted By Smokering
Congratulations kitchensqueen! I wish we had...

Congratulations kitchensqueen! I wish we had fairs like that... we used to when I was a kid, the Winter Show, but they stopped doing it. And then there was a gourmet food store in town that had...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-05-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,893
Posted By Smokering
Today I: -Got up early for Bible study and...

Today I:

-Got up early for Bible study and organised stuff for DH to do while we were out (putting stamps on letters, making a shopping list etc)
-Made pastry
-Went to Bible study
-Dropped some...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-04-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,893
Posted By Smokering
Kitchensqueen: Ooh, fun! Every year or two I go...

Kitchensqueen: Ooh, fun! Every year or two I go "We should really get a side of beef", and I go online and look it up, and then we don't do it. Not sure why. :p A side of pork's a good idea,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,893
Posted By Smokering
Aww! Looks like somebody brung him up right. :) ...

Aww! Looks like somebody brung him up right. :)

Today friends are dropping by in the morning, and at night we're going to various relatives for dinner and then Bible study. So nothing too...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-02-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,893
Posted By Smokering
Today I: -Did spelling with DD -Made up...

Today I:

-Did spelling with DD
-Made up half a meal plan for the week
-Folded and put away a bunch of laundry
-Did spelling, maths and Spanish with DD
-Started a batch of bread
-Helped make...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   07-29-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,315
Posted By Smokering
Hee! Actually Morris has quite a bit of hair......

Hee! Actually Morris has quite a bit of hair... it's just all at the back. His front hair all washed off in the bath! So he looks bald from the front, hairy from the back, and just plain bizarre from...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-29-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,123
Posted By Smokering
Mariamadly: yep, I'm using Duolingo too. I love...

Mariamadly: yep, I'm using Duolingo too. I love it! We tried learning Spanish 'properly' four years ago and I found it too scary and intimidating, but Duolingo is fun. Though I think it overestimates...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   07-29-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,315
Posted By Smokering
I haven't done any babywearing at all yet! Mostly...

I haven't done any babywearing at all yet! Mostly because I lent my mei tai to a friend a few years ago and only got it back yesterday. :p And mei tais are kind of a pain to get the baby in and out...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-28-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,123
Posted By Smokering
Today: -Made porridge -Did Spanish -Put...

Today:

-Made porridge
-Did Spanish
-Put dishwasher on
-Did spelling and maths with DD
-Started a batch of porridge-rye-sorghum bread
-Started a batch of tomato bread
-Sewed a little on a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-28-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,123
Posted By Smokering
-Iced a chocolate banana cake -Went to visit a...

-Iced a chocolate banana cake
-Went to visit a friend
-Went to the grocery store on the way home
-Did some Spanish
-Helped make lunch (toasted sandwiches)
-Made chocolate orange pots de creme...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-27-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,123
Posted By Smokering
Today DH woke up with a terrible headache, so I...

Today DH woke up with a terrible headache, so I did the start-of-day stuff he usually does - changing the baby, cleaning the kitchen from last night, etc. Then:

-Did spelling and maths with DD...
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