Sometimes I think the only thing that has really saved me from the slippery slope, is becoming an ethical vegan. Because even when "The Beast" comes out and I decide to binge, it's mostly vegan, and probably low fat.
I'm still not sure why, this way of eating is considered extreme. Most of the time, people's reactions are just that, reactions. They don't even really stop and think about life without meat and dairy. Between seeing FoK and reading The China Study and Dr. E's book, I would get the veggie sub for lunch, and actually enjoyed it more, because the quality of meats sometimes left something to be desired. Oh dear, think I've gone off on a tangent now.Adrienne
Her getting behind the wheel of the car while drunk was really an exceptional event. We've both always been very strict about that. Even when we used to go to bars, we would take turns being the DD, we never drank at the same time. I assume she kinda, came to and realized what she was doing, which is why I don't think she really went anywhere other than down to the next block.lifeisgreat
I try to be a good guy. I really do. I know I was a good step-father. We used to have a running joke;
Me: Where do you want to go eat?
Her: You pick.
Me: Ok, Pizza Hut!
Her: You know I hate Pizza Hut.
Me: Ok, then you pick.
Her: No, you pick, just don't pick anywhere I don't want to go.
You know, now that I think about it, that might have been more funny to me than to her. I think she was being serious.carollynne
She was very mellow all weekend, I think she may have sensed things were on thin ice.
I'll have to pickup some bulgur, next time I'm at the common market in Frederick.
I made these this weekend, in preperation for #1 son's collage graduation party. http://vegandad.blogspot.com/2008/03/homemade-sausages.html
They are very good.VegSexy
I think we last painted 5 or 6 years ago, so it shouldn't be too bad. I haven't really looked at the wall in the living room much yet, where I would expect it to be the worst. Thanks though, I'll keep the cover stain idea in mind if I run into problems.fostermom4
Welcome, thanks and I'm 5'10".
Years ago I used to own a gift store. On of my ideas was to use locally made oak furniture, for displays, that I could also sell. When I closed that store, I brought a few pieces home. The wife is not a fan of oak, and wound up painting the pieces. See what a nice guy I am, I let her paint (not stain, paint), expensive solid oak furniture. Now she wants to strip the paint off.
Saturday morning I'm moving the stuff out of the china hutch and the dry sink. I get those pieces emptied and I start cleaning and dusting the walls, and start masking off the trim. She decides that I'm having too much fun, so she comes it and starts putting paint stripper on the furniture, that is still in the way. That pretty much killed progress on Saturday. Then she decides that she can't strip it in the dining room and that we need to move it outside. It's coated with chemicals and slimy, so we'll have to wait until Sunday to move it. #4 son is at drill and #3 son is asleep until 4pm. Finally get the stuff moved once he wakes up. I continue my masking, she asks me to go get more paint stripper. I might get this room finished by June if I'm lucky.