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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-16-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 4,893
Posted By Samjm
I'm indifferent about dogs. I grew up with dogs,...

I'm indifferent about dogs. I grew up with dogs, and we have one now too (he's mosly DH's responsibility though). I'm not afraid of dogs, but I just tend to avoid them if I have the choice.

As a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-15-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 302
Posted By Samjm
I think matching the thank yous to the...

I think matching the thank yous to the event/style of invitation is a good idea. If your invitation was in person, on the phone or via email, then an emailed thank you is fine. A more formal...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-14-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,229
Posted By Samjm
I apparently qualify but have never joined. I am...

I apparently qualify but have never joined. I am actually considering joining though.

Stanford-Binet 147
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-12-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By Samjm
Definitely buy them! Those dates are guides...

Definitely buy them! Those dates are guides only, and as long as the chicken has been stored properly it will be fine!

Put them in the freezer and they'll last a long time. Just be sure to use...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-11-2008, 02:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,760
Posted By Samjm
DD (4 on Saturday) astounds me every day. Today...

DD (4 on Saturday) astounds me every day. Today it was her comment that "the end of us is when we are dead. We will be gone, and everyone else will still be here" - we have had no deaths in the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-10-2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By Samjm
There is still free land to be had, in exchange...

There is still free land to be had, in exchange for building and settling on it:

http://www.kansasfreeland.com/

Although technically the land is currently owned by someone.
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-10-2008, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,089
Posted By Samjm
We regularly eat green potatoes. I make sure to...

We regularly eat green potatoes. I make sure to peel / chop all the green off and they are fine.

From online research:

Quote:
The greenish hue is actually chlorophyll, but it is also an...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-08-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 260
Posted By Samjm
We used the Spanish format (DH is Hispanic) so...

We used the Spanish format (DH is Hispanic) so our daughters' last names are DH last name - My last name. The Spanish tradition is that the girls will drop my name when they get married and keep...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-07-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Samjm
We shuck it and cut it in half, then boil for...

We shuck it and cut it in half, then boil for abou 5 mins, let it cool and then freeze like that.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-01-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Samjm
Don't wash them, leave them with as much dirt on...

Don't wash them, leave them with as much dirt on as they have. Put them in cardboard boxes (or somewhere they can breathe - not plastic) in a cool, dry, dark place. Below 50F is ideal. Preferably...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-26-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 860
Posted By Samjm
You may already be doing this, but another...

You may already be doing this, but another essential step in Indian food is to let the spices bloom before adding other ingredients. Add the spices to the ghee (or oil) and stir for a couple of...
Forum: Babywearing   08-26-2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By Samjm
We have one of those cheapo umbrella strollers...

We have one of those cheapo umbrella strollers that we use very very rarely. Usually for us a stroller is more trouble than it is worth. But it does have a place, and we use it every now and again....
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-26-2008, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Samjm
You can, but you need to manually Sync instead...

You can, but you need to manually Sync instead of letting it automatically sync. Then you just need to manually move the songs you want onto the iPod.

It is a bit of a pain because it takes...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-25-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By Samjm
Well obviously pit hair, but I have ONE freaking...

Well obviously pit hair, but I have ONE freaking dark hair on my stomach, ONE dark hair right on my wrist, and ONE dark hair under my chin. I pluck all 3 of those suckers whenever I see them.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-25-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,021
Posted By Samjm
I'm a natural redhead, not quite as rich as...

I'm a natural redhead, not quite as rich as auburn, but a medium brown color level with a distinctly red hue to it. Looks coppery in the sun.
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-24-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,408
Posted By Samjm
If you install laminate over concrete you should...

If you install laminate over concrete you should also install a moisture barrier. But seriously, that was like $15 for 150 sq ft. Not going to increase costs much at all. You can get it at Home...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-24-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,408
Posted By Samjm
We recently self-installed oak laminate in our...

We recently self-installed oak laminate in our kitchen, dining room, living room and passage. It was a lot of work, but we did it in 3 days. It looks great!

We got our laminate at Costco. When we...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-24-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 303
Posted By Samjm
I have never regretted my nose piercing at all....

I have never regretted my nose piercing at all. I wear a tiny silver stud, which is not very obvious at all. I once worked at a company for MONTHS before my boss even noticed it. I like that it is...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-24-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,013
Posted By Samjm
Pork sausage casserole In a lightly greased...

Pork sausage casserole

In a lightly greased casserole dish layer:

Chopped up sausage links
1 can good quality mixed veggies
1 large tomato sliced
1 onion sliced

Pour some beef gravy,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-22-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,460
Posted By Samjm
I think you'd be fine. Technically they say not...

I think you'd be fine. Technically they say not to do it because it increases the chance of bacteria growing on the food. Every time it moves into the 'danger' temperature zone for bacteria growth...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   08-22-2008, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By Samjm
She'll be 4 in September. She's been asking to...

She'll be 4 in September. She's been asking to nurse a lot lately, so I asked her why. She told me that she will stop nursing when she is 4, because 4 year olds don't nurse. But that right now she...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-22-2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 171
Posted By Samjm
I'm irritated with DH because he's completely...

I'm irritated with DH because he's completely dismissing a really cool program we could enroll DD1 in next year for kindergarten, because "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is", without...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-21-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 242
Posted By Samjm
Quote: I bring my own tools and don't put my...

Quote:
I bring my own tools and don't put my feet in those bubbly things, but I am paranoid of staph and also dead skin floating around
.

The place I go to washes out their foot baths after...
Forum: Allergies   08-20-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Samjm
Definitely. I get eczema, and after much trial...

Definitely. I get eczema, and after much trial there does not appear to be any connection to diet.

I get eczema where my skin gets irritated, so I'll get a scratch which will cause eczema around...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-18-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By Samjm
I use Skype for international calls. The quality...

I use Skype for international calls. The quality is usually pretty good, but when their servers get very busy the calls sometimes drop.

Basically you need to download Skype onto your computer...
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