11-30-2011, 07:57 AM
I think only my parents know my true beliefs. On facebook, I have agnostic as my religious beliefs. I think most people just assume I'm christian like they are though. I don't talk religion much with people. My in-laws know our beliefs, too, since we've not had the kids christened and that's the done thing here even if people are not religious, they do the whole church thing to christen their kids which is all a big farce to me. Speaking of books, I'd like to read Dawkins' book called The God Delusion.
11-30-2011, 08:09 AM
11-30-2011, 08:18 AM
My parents know I'm UU, because they're the ones who introduced me to the UU church around age 9. I'm not sure if my extended family knows but I don't really know their religions either, it really doesn't come up so I'm pretty sure most of my family is pretty non-religious. It was just always a non-issue.
11-30-2011, 08:23 AM
My family should know. My mom I know she knows because she called me all exasperated one day and asked me if I believed that Jesus was my Lord and Savior. I told her no and that I didn't believe in any religion or any god. She said she would pray for me and that was that.
I am not secretive with it and will make random atheistic comments in regards to people saying that I should do or not do something because "it is in the bible" or something that god wants me to do. I will then tell them that I don't believe in any religion or any god so that does not apply to me. I will also butt in IRL and on FB sometimes if people are going all crazy about a group of people with their religious dogma. I do my best to be respectful though as I do respect everyone's religion and feel that it is an important part of one's life. Usually someone ends up trying to lecture me though and then I get technical, because most think I don't know anything about religion and I am well versed in Christianity especially and the Bible in particular so I usually end up educating people on their own religion.
11-30-2011, 08:29 AM
L, I started a thread in weight loss called WW questions and I would like to change it to WW questions and tracking-I want to try to keep track of my diet in there as well as on the website and hopefully get some support. I signed up for 3 months, can't remember if I told you guys. Can you edit the subject for me when you get a chance? Thanks
11-30-2011, 08:47 AM
kate, bodhi just looked at Josh's picture, smiled/waved and said "Hi, Mickey Mouse boy!". Next time we're in Boston, we'll have to meet up. I was a total dumb-dumb for not planning the New Bedford trip better last summer.
11-30-2011, 08:53 AM
11-30-2011, 09:19 AM
I'm skimming, so forgive me if I miss something important.
Myles, I'm packed in the "whatever needs to be in the bag is in the bag" sense. I have to be done ahead of time 'cause DH doesn't help, Saturday is going to be taken up with dropping the dogs off at the kennel, and I really do not want to do anything but getting the kid tired out on Sunday. I still need to put stuff into quart sized bags and all that. Debating whether to take apple sauce or not. It says 4 oz. on the thing, but someone online said that they only allow you to take stuff that's in the 'baby food' category, and threw out their applesauce.
I really like going to temples as long as they aren't crowded, and no one has ever really asked whether I'm admiring how pretty everything looks or praying. My mom's side of the family knows I'm not religious. Mostly, they aren't either, although we all try to observe cultural traditions, even the ones with religious underpinnings. My ILs would be horrified to find out, but they're not asking and I'm not telling.
My grandpa was 32 and my grandma 16 when they got married. His two older brothers were married to two of my grandma's older sisters, so my grandpa used to play with grandma as a little girl, and fell in love with her as she grew older (he was one of these no nonsense types, not prone to sentimentality, but he had no trouble admitting that, and you'd have to be blind and deaf to miss it when he looked at her/talked to her). Grandma would never admit to falling in love with him, just says he needed to get out of her house because it was a toxic environment, and he was a nice enough guy. It was an arranged marriage, BTW. There is a 9 year age gap between my parents. She thought it was 8, but he turned a year older the week after they got married (she says she was robbed ).
I have plenty of experience with non-babyproofed houses. My SIL, who has 2 boys, never proofed her house, and my own isn't particularly kid proofed either. If I go some place where I'd have concerns about things getting broken, I let the host know about it ahead of time, let them know that I'll be keeping a close eye on her and therefore not a particularly good guest, and then watch my kid like a hawk. If there are hazards (wiring and such), I let them know about it and ask if it is possible to remove the offending item - it's one thing to break stuff and quite another to get the kid electrocuted. I am up front about how much management it will take to keep the kid or house safe, so the hosts have reasonable expectations of my ability to contribute to merrymaking.
BTW, marriage between uncle/niece - totally allowed in certain cultures in our country. And marriage between first cousins was extremely common in my own. One time when I visited, I stayed with my aunt in Bombay, and her next door neighbor killed herself (we could smell something burning) because her daughter ran off and married her sister's son, which caused an irreparable rift between the two sisters (they were *extremely* close, and the lady who died was a widow and didn't have any other close family).
Mandy, I hope you have easier days ahead of you at work. And a BFP.
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11-30-2011, 11:09 AM
Things are a little crazy, but I'm loving every minute of it My Blog
11-30-2011, 11:42 AM
Christine, you don't have to be interesting or constructive to post in here.
In fact, just to make you feel better, I'd like to share that Sawyer has been making a habit of popping off the boob while nursing to stick his toe in his mouth and giggle like crazy like the jokes on me.
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11-30-2011, 11:56 AM
11-30-2011, 11:59 AM
I totally wanted to write something in intimidating language, but can't find the words. Foiled again!
Originally Posted by Smplyme89
11-30-2011, 12:01 PM
11-30-2011, 12:14 PM
11-30-2011, 12:25 PM
I keep meaning to tell y'all about what Travis said to the photograper at the weekend when we had pics done. We were nearing the end of the session and Travis ran up to the guy and said, "Did you know that beans make me trump?" (Trump is English word for breaking wind! L-O-L) The guy was just like, "Oh, um, OK." Hehehehe.
Bridget, that's really sweet about Sawyer.
Christina, I go through phases of lurking on here when I feel like all I write about are just day to day stuff instead of exciting or in depth issues.
11-30-2011, 12:43 PM
Okay, need to confess that my boss is still rather flaky. She had me schedule four interviews today between 4pm and 6pm and I just got a message from her that she wants to cancel all of them because of "pressing deadlines." All she is doing is her self-evaluation. Also she lives about 75 miles away and I know she just doesn't want to come in because she doesn't want to get stuck in traffic. She has admitted she works from home more often now because it takes her over 2 hours to get to work and over 2 hours to get home. I can understand that but I think it is flaky to cancel interviews. This is the 3rd time in the past 3 weeks she has had me cancel interviews because she doesn't want to come in to do them.
11-30-2011, 01:49 PM
11-30-2011, 03:23 PM
11-30-2011, 04:19 PM
Erin, that's so frustrating!
Ash, that is really funny about Travis the trumper. On just the teensiest-bit related note, down in L.A. where we lived (by the sunken road I shared pictures of last week), we were just a couple miles from the Trump National Golf Course and, in front of it, a little-known surf spot. The spot had no name, and surfers do love to name their spots, so I came up with "Trump's Combover", the shape of which is a not-half-bad wave actually. Donald Trump was not a beloved man in the community, seeing as how he took a beautiful nature preserve and privatized/toxically fertilized it, so just the "1%" could putt around on it in their little carts. Add to that the stupid stuff he said during his presidential bid and I am extremely tickled to learn the slang meaning of his name.
Christina, welcome back. How's school?
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Reason: anal retentiveness
11-30-2011, 04:23 PM
Oh, and Mandy, how are you feeling today? I hope you don't have the flu.
11-30-2011, 04:25 PM
So after listening to Savana whisper to herself and over and over and over this morning that she hates school, she had another awesome day. Yesterday she came home and said that she was crying at lunch because everyone eats so fast and runs outside and she is not finished yet. Then she said that a little girl, Mackenzie said she'd sit with her until she finished. Then today she said the same thing happened and a bunch of her friends said that they would wait with her. I'm so happy she making such sweet friends.
11-30-2011, 04:46 PM
I'm glad she's making good friends too.
Mama to Bobbie 20 ~ Jesi 18 ~ Syd 14 ~ Conner 6
I'm gonna be a Gramama! Jesi is due 11/22/13
11-30-2011, 04:49 PM
11-30-2011, 04:50 PM
Oh, and I have been lurking more because I find most of my free time these days is spent fast asleep. Probably the only pregnancy symptom I'm really feeling is total exhaustion.
lost our bean to Triploidy Sep 2010
11-30-2011, 04:57 PM
11-30-2011, 05:03 PM
11-30-2011, 05:10 PM
11-30-2011, 05:20 PM
As a teacher-friend of mine likes to say: "That all sounds very productive to me." Even the kids finishing up their meals faster than her is probably a "safe" way for her to learn she can't control what others do. It's totally understandable that it was frustrating for her and she cried at first, but over time, she'll learn to accept it as not a "cryworthy" occasion. Plus it's so awesome to hear her negotiating with others; getting them to agree to stay with her while she eats seems like a giant interpersonal step (IMHO). You grow, girl!
Originally Posted by Bridget
11-30-2011, 05:27 PM
11-30-2011, 05:31 PM
Oh yeah, I think I recognize the name now.