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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-10-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,797
Posted By Christine&men
Last year my crabapple jelly didn't set. I...

Last year my crabapple jelly didn't set. I grumbled and finally re-cooked it. It's fine now. As long as the seal is tight it should be okay to eat.
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-06-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By Christine&men
I am looking for book recommendations to...

I am looking for book recommendations to simplify/do more myself around the house (suburbia), basically self suffiency. However, I am not looking for a book that tells me how to keep chickens (our...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-04-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By Christine&men
I have dug up my diabetes testing supply (got it...

I have dug up my diabetes testing supply (got it for kid numbeer two) and am going to voluntarily check myself for a week. And if the numbers are fine and the test not so good I have something to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-04-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By Christine&men
So, I have been reading up on it, this is my...

So, I have been reading up on it, this is my third pregnancy and last time they almost declared me diabetic... Yuck...

What are the numbers you (or your doc/midwife/doula/etc) go by?

From the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-16-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By Christine&men
My dd wanted this "Learn to Sew, Sew a Bear" kit...

My dd wanted this "Learn to Sew, Sew a Bear" kit from Hobby Lobby. It's two felt pieces with holes where the needle is supposed to go. The needle is plastic and blunt. I thought, okay, let's play...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-05-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Christine&men
I am so sorry to hear that. We got the Whirlpool...

I am so sorry to hear that. We got the Whirlpool washer and dryer when we bought the house (almost five years ago) and I don't have a problem with either. The thing with your undies is really weird,...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-05-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 726
Posted By Christine&men
Pre-wash, definitely. Even for quilting items....

Pre-wash, definitely. Even for quilting items. If I feel it might be a problem for the fabric to be flat for cutting, I use starch! Starch makes it really nice and easy to cut and it comes out when...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-05-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,498
Posted By Christine&men
We have. The immigration lines are one thing but...

We have. The immigration lines are one thing but for me it's just establishing that they are also German, just in case for later if they want to live in Germany, go to a German University or so.
Forum: Religious Studies   03-07-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,013
Posted By Christine&men
I can't read a chapter here and there. I read...

I can't read a chapter here and there. I read the bible cover to cover and since so much is better understood with a little help, I am taking the (free) courses at http://www.christiancourses.com/ ....
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-07-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 33,514
Posted By Christine&men
Sadly neglected by myself. Thanks for the bump!...

Sadly neglected by myself. Thanks for the bump! Didn't even get to make my own batch of dryer sheets yet, despite triumphant announcement to do so some time ago... What can I say, kids!
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-21-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 33,514
Posted By Christine&men
Quote: Originally Posted by tumblingstar...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tumblingstar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13226543)
I whipped up a homemade pizza yesterday...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-19-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 33,514
Posted By Christine&men
I am about to make my first batch of dryer...

I am about to make my first batch of dryer sheets! Yipee!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-17-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Christine&men
I got interchangeables from Hobby Lobby (with a...

I got interchangeables from Hobby Lobby (with a 40% coupon) and they are called Boye by Wrights (but then again, they don't carry more than this set at my store at least). I love them. Absolutely...
Forum: Family Safety   01-09-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By Christine&men
www.jardinecribrecall.com...

www.jardinecribrecall.com (http://www.jardinecribrecall.com)

I got an email today and checked my daughters crib. It's on of those. Needless to say I immediately dismantled it and applied for a...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-21-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By Christine&men
Maybe she grew up in a family that valued...

Maybe she grew up in a family that valued information? See, couple of years ago the nuclear powerplants in Germany had to be shut down because of the heatwave. I was on the phone with my father and...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-21-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Christine&men
Sorry I can't help much, I could commiserate but...

Sorry I can't help much, I could commiserate but that won't do much good for you either so

you probable will feel http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif:

This day too shall...
Forum: Women's Health   11-21-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Christine&men
Has anyone done one online? Taking classes in...

Has anyone done one online? Taking classes in person is more than difficult because of my DH schedule.

So, do you like it? Do you feel like you learned a lot of helpful things or was it book...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-21-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Christine&men
I have a problem with laundry but somewhere I...

I have a problem with laundry but somewhere I read that this is a sign that we hope for a future, all the foldiing away means we will need it again. Put the summer stuff away, but hoping to use it...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-21-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,599
Posted By Christine&men
a cup of coffee to be drunk while kids are quiet...

a cup of coffee to be drunk while kids are quiet and I can enjoy the scenery (beautiful Rocky Mountains)

being able to browse the bookstore (not the children section)

the hum of my sewing...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-20-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,827
Posted By Christine&men
Sorry, I need enclosed spaces. Everything, or...

Sorry, I need enclosed spaces. Everything, or almost so, enclosed. My TV with all it's accompanying things (satellite box, DVD, etc.) is in a wardrobe!

Yes, Ma'm, enclosed!

Comes from my...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-20-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,298
Posted By Christine&men
I don't like the idea either (of leaving the...

I don't like the idea either (of leaving the house with a superhot oven) and I don't like the smell (with us in the house or not, it stinks). Well, sorry to say so, but I did mine by hand, wasn't...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-19-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By Christine&men
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/no...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/notes2.gif:
I'd like to know too. I usually listen to mystery plays only.
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-16-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 33,514
Posted By Christine&men
I too find that focusing on one skill at a time...

I too find that focusing on one skill at a time is a good thing, otherwise, I get overwhelmed. One of the problems is that while my mom was a SAHM, she did not enjoy housework. Okay, enjoy housework...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-07-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Christine&men
... what are common sizes for stashing fabric? I...

... what are common sizes for stashing fabric? I mean: if I see nice fabric and think it would make a nice dress but have nothing particular in mind how much would I buy? I have a guide for knitting...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-03-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Christine&men
Thanks. My seams look fine to me, but you got a...

Thanks. My seams look fine to me, but you got a point! When I did my one (and only) quilt (so far) I did use the straight foot just because it is so slender and the fabric is more visible. However,...
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