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Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-23-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
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making furniture out of books and boxes is a...

making furniture out of books and boxes is a great activity, so I suggest that you keep it that way rather than getting a smaller table. :)
 
but that's me. :D
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-22-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,870
Posted By accountclosed3
i agree. looks pretty idyllic. :D

i agree. looks pretty idyllic. :D
Forum: August 2011   08-20-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,228
Posted By accountclosed3
fabulous birth and a beautiful baby girl!...

fabulous birth and a beautiful baby girl! congratulations!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-19-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,345
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i must admit that the girls whom I knew who got...

i must admit that the girls whom I knew who got pregnant all came from middle - class and upper - middle - class families and did very well, but those from poorer communities and families did not...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-17-2011, 03:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,345
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i think that when a young woman (single) or teen...

i think that when a young woman (single) or teen has a baby, and has family support, it's not that the grandmother's are "good moms" but really that the child is raised in a more communal way. 
 ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-16-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,345
Posted By accountclosed3
also, i don't see inadvertantly conceiving a...

also, i don't see inadvertantly conceiving a child as a "mistake" per se. it's really kind of a fact of sex. i believe in teaching people to practice "safe sex" but also recognize that sex can lead...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-16-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,345
Posted By accountclosed3
i think it's a very, very sad idea too.   ...

i think it's a very, very sad idea too.
 
when we decided we were ready to be pregnant, i was 31. I was terrified of telling my parents because of this language around babies ruining your life --...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-15-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 890
Posted By accountclosed3
you can bequeath your body to a medical school,...

you can bequeath your body to a medical school, or to a group that provides bodies to medical schools. 
 
i would prefer cremation, if organ donation is possible, then after organ donation....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-15-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,870
Posted By accountclosed3
mostly, the comparison happens unconsciously....

mostly, the comparison happens unconsciously. it's easy enough to stop once you are conscious of it, but it's not easy when you're in the middle of it. :)
 
and I don't think anyone is "perfect"...
Forum: Religious Studies   08-13-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,499
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we practice zen buddhism, but without a...

we practice zen buddhism, but without a community. it's soto zen, usually, but without rituals. it is, quite simply, zazen meditation. 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-13-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 890
Posted By accountclosed3
mummoth -- that's so tough, too. bus drivers...

mummoth -- that's so tough, too. bus drivers really struggle with it around here -- meaning with all of the jaywalking -- after these recent incidents. and of course, those drivers are now in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-13-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 890
Posted By accountclosed3
stormbride: that was my initial thought, too,...

stormbride: that was my initial thought, too, becuase it's hard to get hit by a bus, busses being so large and easy to see. but, in this particular case, she was actually not looking the right...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-13-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,461
Posted By accountclosed3
she was obviously pretty upset with the...

she was obviously pretty upset with the situation, but it's unfortunate that she's functionally illiterate. 
 
i often find that people are upset when they feel 'caught' doing something that they...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-13-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By accountclosed3
yup, it's true. and my aunt -- the psychologist...

yup, it's true. and my aunt -- the psychologist -- also says that you can look back and get upset about what your parents may have done or did, or you can choose to just work on the patterns that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-13-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 890
Posted By accountclosed3
off topic-- gardening.   i've decided to...

off topic-- gardening.
 
i've decided to bite the bullet and do flowers. i know it's not frugal at all, but to be honest, i love to garden. so, i'm doing a container garden so that -- if we move...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-13-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By accountclosed3
my mil considers it a personal, moral flaw if a...

my mil considers it a personal, moral flaw if a person doesn't have a collection. it demonstrates that you have no passion, no personality, and no way for people to easily buy you gifts because they...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-12-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,870
Posted By accountclosed3
thanks logan. you know how it is -- there's what...

thanks logan. you know how it is -- there's what you know to be true -- everything is ok and you are awesome, and then there's what you feel when you compare yourself to someone else -- someone with...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-12-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,870
Posted By accountclosed3
i struggle with soule mama because i can't...

i struggle with soule mama because i can't "measure up." i know it's in my head. 
 
i have her book, too, which i love -- but i don't do *anything* in it. I don't sew (and don't really care to),...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-11-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By accountclosed3
  Quote:Same thing is starting to happen with...


Quote:Same thing is starting to happen with us. My husband does clean, but there are things he will only do when nagged and under duress. I'm starting to realize that though I don't think it's...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-10-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 890
Posted By accountclosed3
well, we don't do a lot of the things you...

well, we don't do a lot of the things you mention right yet, but we are getting started. and yes, I think that DH would keep up with most of it.
 
right now, DH doesn't really keep house. He does...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-10-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,712
Posted By accountclosed3
is it possible to just be happy with what you...

is it possible to just be happy with what you have?
 
if not, i don't see any reason to not do whatever you want to do with your money. I can imagine that you will work for 30 or more years, can...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-10-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,771
Posted By accountclosed3
oh, and our clutter builds up in the closet of...

oh, and our clutter builds up in the closet of our house. I'm int he process of decluttering it, then I plan on setting it up as a reading/writing room for DH -- curtain off the closet side, put in...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-10-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,771
Posted By accountclosed3
you'll need to create a different drop zone for...

you'll need to create a different drop zone for those things. 
 
remember, it can be a part of your closet, or a piece of furniture (eg, an old dresser, side board, or cabinet), or, if it's truly...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-10-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By accountclosed3
oh, and DS is only three, but he helps with...

oh, and DS is only three, but he helps with tidying, and he helps with different chores when he's sort of standing around. I give him the option of helping me out, or playing, and sometimes he...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-10-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By accountclosed3
I recognize in myself the sort of strange "freak...

I recognize in myself the sort of strange "freak out and get it clean now!" tendencies. I know that a lot of women feel this way, and I'm not sure where it all comes from but I do think it is...
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