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  1. #81
    KROM Guest

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    lol..its wrong that I'm giggling hard over the "pinking" of yourself...hehe

    maybe today is the day she cheered me up!

    :-D

    KROM


    "Ozgirl" wrote ...



    Miss Happiness was the opposite this morning. Had to really conjole and
    bribe her every step of the way from bed to bath to brekky to bus. She
    has left with her hair not done but a bright pink spray of hair colour
    across the front A new every day habit that started with Crazy Hair
    day at school a few weeks ago, sigh. I am covered in pink spray because
    I turned the can the wrong way in my haste to get her out the door.
    Every day I have to excite with her something to get her moving. Luckily
    there is dancing, sailing, swimming and Scouts



  2. #82
    KROM Guest

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    solutions have to be wanted Wendy...

    KROM


    "W. Baker" wrote ...

    With a frozen ice thing it can go for hours and hours. I know as we
    always had a stil frozen ice pack in our insulated bag after our summer
    time 3 hour trips to the country. You could try to encourage her to order
    and eat her large servings with the leftovers for next day in mind.

    Wendy

  3. #83
    Cheri Guest

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    "Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <jkrjf0$te9$[email protected]>,
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> I grew up in a house where it was no big deal to waste food. So it
    >> doesn't
    >> bother me at all. We don't set out to waste food but it happens and it
    >> sure
    >> as heck doesn't bother me. People who insist on eating every bite drive
    >> me
    >> nuts!

    >
    > I grew up in a solid middle class home. Money for things we needed, and
    > even for most things we *wanted*, wasn't an issue. But I was raised not
    > to waste money. We got new clothes when we outgrew our old clothes, and
    > for the first day of school, but not necessarily because we wanted the
    > latest fad. My sister and I were encouraged to save our allowances for
    > things we wanted.
    >
    > In that context, wasting food is wasting money. Sure, once in a while
    > you end up with more than you can eat in a restaurant and no way to keep
    > the leftovers chilled. But in the grocery store, cost is very much a
    > consideration. Whole chicken is cheaper, per pound, than boneless
    > breasts. Pre-washed salad costs substantially more than a head of
    > lettuce does. Plain yoghurt in large tubs is cheaper per serving than
    > the same yoghurt in single-serving containers, and also lets me decide
    > what size serving I want. (This kind of buying frees up grocery money
    > for additive-free peanut butter and such like.) In any case, it makes me
    > very sad to read about a lifestyle built around deliberately wasting
    > money.



    That's the same way we grew up, we raised a lot of our own food, milk etc.,
    and had plenty to eat, but we still couldn't waste it. My mom used to always
    tell us, you can take as much as you want, but you have to eat what you
    take. She meant it. To this day, I don't waste food, planning for the
    leftovers etc, unless of course something got pushed to the back of the
    fridge and I didn't know it was there until it grew legs. I also look for
    specials and stock up, plus a lot of cooking from scratch. I don't really
    buy many convenience foods.

    Cheri


  4. #84
    Evelyn Guest

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    On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:58:09 -0700, "Cheri" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]..
    >> In article <jkrjf0$te9$[email protected]>,
    >> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> I grew up in a house where it was no big deal to waste food. So it
    >>> doesn't
    >>> bother me at all. We don't set out to waste food but it happens and it
    >>> sure
    >>> as heck doesn't bother me. People who insist on eating every bite drive
    >>> me
    >>> nuts!

    >>
    >> I grew up in a solid middle class home. Money for things we needed, and
    >> even for most things we *wanted*, wasn't an issue. But I was raised not
    >> to waste money. We got new clothes when we outgrew our old clothes, and
    >> for the first day of school, but not necessarily because we wanted the
    >> latest fad. My sister and I were encouraged to save our allowances for
    >> things we wanted.
    >>
    >> In that context, wasting food is wasting money. Sure, once in a while
    >> you end up with more than you can eat in a restaurant and no way to keep
    >> the leftovers chilled. But in the grocery store, cost is very much a
    >> consideration. Whole chicken is cheaper, per pound, than boneless
    >> breasts. Pre-washed salad costs substantially more than a head of
    >> lettuce does. Plain yoghurt in large tubs is cheaper per serving than
    >> the same yoghurt in single-serving containers, and also lets me decide
    >> what size serving I want. (This kind of buying frees up grocery money
    >> for additive-free peanut butter and such like.) In any case, it makes me
    >> very sad to read about a lifestyle built around deliberately wasting
    >> money.

    >
    >
    >That's the same way we grew up, we raised a lot of our own food, milk etc.,
    >and had plenty to eat, but we still couldn't waste it. My mom used to always
    >tell us, you can take as much as you want, but you have to eat what you
    >take. She meant it. To this day, I don't waste food, planning for the
    >leftovers etc, unless of course something got pushed to the back of the
    >fridge and I didn't know it was there until it grew legs. I also look for
    >specials and stock up, plus a lot of cooking from scratch. I don't really
    >buy many convenience foods.
    >
    >Cheri



    A good philosophy. Especially the "You can take what you want but
    you have to eat what you take" part.

    I believe that children should be taught to calculate their needs
    properly and to respect and honor the fact that everything on the
    table came from someone's efforts, to grow, transport, cook, serve,
    etc.

    Evelyn

  5. #85
    Evelyn Guest

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    On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:22:48 -0400, Susan <[email protected]> wrote:

    >x-no-archive: yes
    >
    >On 3/27/2012 7:02 AM, Evelyn wrote:
    >
    >> I don't worry over the two hours either. I have left food in a
    >> cooler for days when our fridge was broken. It stayed cold with ice.
    >>

    >
    >That's what saved my expensive freezer contents last year after Irene...
    >ice in the fridge and freezer and a small cooler for things I used often
    >so I wouldn't open the fridge or freezer.
    >
    >Susan



    We bought a generator and shared it between my neighbors and ourselves
    after the Hurricane blew through. Got us through the whole outage
    with no losses!

    Evelyn

  6. #86
    Cheri Guest

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    "Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..

    > A good philosophy. Especially the "You can take what you want but
    > you have to eat what you take" part.
    >
    > I believe that children should be taught to calculate their needs
    > properly and to respect and honor the fact that everything on the
    > table came from someone's efforts, to grow, transport, cook, serve,
    > etc.
    >
    > Evelyn


    I like to tell this story...once when I took a big helping, and I mean big
    helping of my mom's canned cherries, she asked if I'm sure I'm going to want
    all of that. I said yes. Well, I didn't really want all of that and couldn't
    finish, so I did sit at that damned kitchen table looking at those cherries
    for a very long time before she set me free...to never do that again. LOL

    Cheri



  7. #87
    Susan Guest

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    x-no-archive: yes

    On 3/27/2012 1:58 PM, Cheri wrote:
    I also
    > look for specials and stock up, plus a lot of cooking from scratch. I
    > don't really buy many convenience foods.
    >


    I cook from scratch, too, buying virtually no convenience items.

    That's not primarily about money, for us, either. The more I've learned
    to care about food quality in terms of taste and origin, the less I've
    wanted to eat out.

    And I like to cook, that helps.

    Susan

  8. #88
    Evelyn Guest

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    On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:23:05 -0700, "Cheri" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"Evelyn" <evelyn.ruu[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >
    >> A good philosophy. Especially the "You can take what you want but
    >> you have to eat what you take" part.
    >>
    >> I believe that children should be taught to calculate their needs
    >> properly and to respect and honor the fact that everything on the
    >> table came from someone's efforts, to grow, transport, cook, serve,
    >> etc.
    >>
    >> Evelyn

    >
    >I like to tell this story...once when I took a big helping, and I mean big
    >helping of my mom's canned cherries, she asked if I'm sure I'm going to want
    >all of that. I said yes. Well, I didn't really want all of that and couldn't
    >finish, so I did sit at that damned kitchen table looking at those cherries
    >for a very long time before she set me free...to never do that again. LOL
    >
    >Cheri



    Your mom was a wise woman. Wisdom is unfortunately a very rare trait.

    Evelyn

  9. #89
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <jkrjf0$te9$[email protected]>,
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> I grew up in a house where it was no big deal to waste food. So it
    >> doesn't
    >> bother me at all. We don't set out to waste food but it happens and it
    >> sure
    >> as heck doesn't bother me. People who insist on eating every bite drive
    >> me
    >> nuts!


    > I grew up in a solid middle class home. Money for things we needed, and
    > even for most things we *wanted*, wasn't an issue. But I was raised not
    > to waste money. We got new clothes when we outgrew our old clothes, and
    > for the first day of school, but not necessarily because we wanted the
    > latest fad. My sister and I were encouraged to save our allowances for
    > things we wanted.
    >

    OTOH I pretty much always got the latest fad and in some cases at my school,
    I started it. I did a display window for DECA using shoes from a downtown
    shoe store. I featured the new Famolare Get There shoes. This was in the
    1970's. The owner was so pleased that when he got new stock, he would call
    me, let me buy a pair then wait two days to put the shoes out on the floor.
    He also gave me a big discount on the shoes. That was the start of my
    collecting shoes. I had one of every kind they made.

    > In that context, wasting food is wasting money. Sure, once in a while
    > you end up with more than you can eat in a restaurant and no way to keep
    > the leftovers chilled. But in the grocery store, cost is very much a
    > consideration. Whole chicken is cheaper, per pound, than boneless
    > breasts. Pre-washed salad costs substantially more than a head of
    > lettuce does. Plain yoghurt in large tubs is cheaper per serving than
    > the same yoghurt in single-serving containers, and also lets me decide
    > what size serving I want. (This kind of buying frees up grocery money
    > for additive-free peanut butter and such like.) In any case, it makes me
    > very sad to read about a lifestyle built around deliberately wasting
    > money.


    I don't buy something simply because it is cheaper. Parents have tried to
    use me to help explain to their kids why it is better to buy a big bag of
    something from the store rather than from a machine. I am a bad person to
    ask. I love machines! I always have.

    And where did it say that I deliberately waste money? I did not. But you
    do know there are countless people who do just that. Right?

    > --
    > "Isn't embarrassing to quote something you didn't read and then attack
    > what it didn't say?"--WG, where else but Usenet




  10. #90
    Ozgirl Guest

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    "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jkst1u$4ok$[email protected]..
    > lol..its wrong that I'm giggling hard over the "pinking" of
    > yourself...hehe
    >
    > maybe today is the day she cheered me up!


    lol. Mothers are used to having weird things on themselves, like finding
    yourself at the supermarket with baby poop on your shirt. Last night my
    17 yr old son tried to write on me. I'm like WTF??? He said oh come on,
    its been years since I have drawn on you, let me do it just once, lol.
    Weirdo.


    >
    > :-D
    >
    > KROM
    >
    >
    > "Ozgirl" wrote ...
    >
    >
    > Miss Happiness was the opposite this morning. Had to really conjole
    > and bribe her every step of the way from bed to bath to brekky to bus.
    > She has left with her hair not done but a bright pink spray of hair
    > colour across the front A new every day habit that started with
    > Crazy Hair day at school a few weeks ago, sigh. I am covered in pink
    > spray because I turned the can the wrong way in my haste to get her
    > out the door. Every day I have to excite with her something to get her
    > moving. Luckily there is dancing, sailing, swimming and Scouts
    >
    >


  11. #91
    W. Baker Guest

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    Evelyn <[email protected]> wrote:
    : On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:23:05 -0700, "Cheri" <[email protected]>
    : wrote:

    : >"Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : >news:[email protected]. .
    : >
    : >> A good philosophy. Especially the "You can take what you want but
    : >> you have to eat what you take" part.
    : >>
    : >> I believe that children should be taught to calculate their needs
    : >> properly and to respect and honor the fact that everything on the
    : >> table came from someone's efforts, to grow, transport, cook, serve,
    : >> etc.
    : >>
    : >> Evelyn
    : >
    : >I like to tell this story...once when I took a big helping, and I mean big
    : >helping of my mom's canned cherries, she asked if I'm sure I'm going to want
    : >all of that. I said yes. Well, I didn't really want all of that and couldn't
    : >finish, so I did sit at that damned kitchen table looking at those cherries
    : >for a very long time before she set me free...to never do that again. LOL
    : >
    : >Cheri


    : Your mom was a wise woman. Wisdom is unfortunately a very rare trait.

    : Evelyn

    My mom always gave a small portion or suggested we take a small one as
    there was always more for seconds, and there always was.

    Wendy

  12. #92
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jktit7$ch7$[email protected]..
    > Evelyn <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:23:05 -0700, "Cheri" <[email protected]>
    > : wrote:
    >
    > : >"Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > : >news:[email protected]. .
    > : >
    > : >> A good philosophy. Especially the "You can take what you want but
    > : >> you have to eat what you take" part.
    > : >>
    > : >> I believe that children should be taught to calculate their needs
    > : >> properly and to respect and honor the fact that everything on the
    > : >> table came from someone's efforts, to grow, transport, cook, serve,
    > : >> etc.
    > : >>
    > : >> Evelyn
    > : >
    > : >I like to tell this story...once when I took a big helping, and I mean
    > big
    > : >helping of my mom's canned cherries, she asked if I'm sure I'm going to
    > want
    > : >all of that. I said yes. Well, I didn't really want all of that and
    > couldn't
    > : >finish, so I did sit at that damned kitchen table looking at those
    > cherries
    > : >for a very long time before she set me free...to never do that again.
    > LOL
    > : >
    > : >Cheri
    >
    >
    > : Your mom was a wise woman. Wisdom is unfortunately a very rare trait.
    >
    > : Evelyn
    >
    > My mom always gave a small portion or suggested we take a small one as
    > there was always more for seconds, and there always was.


    We just got a plate. Sometimes there was more of some foods. Usually not.



  13. #93
    Jacquie Guest

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    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jks807$b4a$[email protected]..
    > Jacquie <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > : "Bj?rn Steensrud" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > : news:[email protected]..
    > : > KROM wrote:
    > : >
    > : >> its more of the fact people don?t wash their hands after the bathroom
    > : >> more
    > : >> then just germs.
    > : >>
    > : >> think about this..everyone going into a buffet uses the door handle
    > then
    > : >> the money to pay if its pay ahead like many are then they touch the
    > chair
    > : >> or the tables etc to get their seats then they get right to the
    > buffet
    > : >> and
    > : >> start touching everything.
    > : >>
    > : >> nobody goes to the place goes to the bathroom to wash their hands and
    > : >> then
    > : >> goes to the line..
    > : >>
    > : >> KROM
    > : >
    > : > Heh. I noticed a grandson (5 years old at the time) washing his hands
    > : > after
    > : > the bathroom - he used his elbow to close the faucet. But then, both
    > his
    > : > parents are MDs (and now PhDs).
    > : > :-)
    > : >
    > : >
    > : I heard somewhere to have your child sing a verse of Happy Birthday or a
    > : song that is the same length and tell them to keep on washing until they
    > are
    > : done with the song...makes it a bit more fun:
    >
    > I learned that here frome a former poster, Barbara "pointy-?" who had been
    > a nurse adn told us that they had been taught tht in nursing school.
    >
    > Wendy
    >

    My Sister is a nurse..maybe that's who I heard it from



  14. #94
    KROM Guest

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    lol...I dated a hippie girl with a baby and was horrified as a germaphobe to
    see her shirt used as a Kleenex and my shirt used as a emergency diaper when
    she ran out at the beach...

    was a real eye opener..

    I love babies and liked her so I tolerated all manner of grossness..lol

    KROM


    "Ozgirl" wrote t...



    lol. Mothers are used to having weird things on themselves, like finding
    yourself at the supermarket with baby poop on your shirt. Last night my
    17 yr old son tried to write on me. I'm like WTF??? He said oh come on,
    its been years since I have drawn on you, let me do it just once, lol.
    Weirdo.



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