Thursday Thrills

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 11:26am

1. What kind of shoes are you wearing today? (in a shoe mood as I just saw a fabulous pair of heels someone was wearing lol)

2. Favorite Salad Dressing?

3. Plans for the weekend?

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:20am

rollmops2009 wrote:
Today I baked slices of beets and onions along with a whole, small codfish (about 2 lbs, mediterranean cod is small). On the side we had skordalia made from whole wheat bread and walnuts, as well as a salad with fresh, wild asparagus (they are tiny and very tasty). It was really pretty good, and easy too. The beets I just trim and scrub, then slice with the skin on. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper (and in this case also 3 sliced onions), then bake.

Yum.  When we were growing up, our house backed onto a field that had been fallow for at least as long as our house had been there.  Wild asparagus grew there (and came back every single year we lived there).  SOOO good.  And I'd never liked many veggies as a youngster--even mac and cheese and scalloped potatoes were flavors that were too strong for me when I was that young, so you KNOW I was no fan of veggies :)

But the wild asparagus?  Man, I could eat that stuff raw.  We loved late May and early June.  :)

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:16am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"I've already had the conversation w/DS that should he ever find himself intoxicated in HS, he gets amnesty if he calls us for a ride." We had this too, or if for any reason at all, dd felt in need of rescue. My mother had the same for us as well.

We've not agreed to *amnesty* per se, but we have said that at any time if she - or her friends - need a ride they'll get it with no questions asked.  There may be discussions later one (the next day, the next week, whatever), but that we will always be their safety net.   That goes for drinking, that goes for whoever they rode with drinking, that goes for them feeling uncomfortable because others are drinking, that goes for being uncomfortable because they party is getting sexual, that goes if they just feel like a date might be dangerous ... whatever.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 7:53am
Today I baked slices of beets and onions along with a whole, small codfish (about 2 lbs, mediterranean cod is small). On the side we had skordalia made from whole wheat bread and walnuts, as well as a salad with fresh, wild asparagus (they are tiny and very tasty). It was really pretty good, and easy too. The beets I just trim and scrub, then slice with the skin on. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper (and in this case also 3 sliced onions), then bake.
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 2:01am
"I've already had the conversation w/DS that should he ever find himself intoxicated in HS, he gets amnesty if he calls us for a ride." We had this too, or if for any reason at all, dd felt in need of rescue. My mother had the same for us as well.
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 1:58am
"We like teeter on the edge of acceptable parenting. " ROFL
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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 11:29pm

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">just_another_marla</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt;"LOL, well, technically, dss isn't HER kid, so she's good, even if that makes her dh wrong ;)"&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:x-small"&gt;&lt;span&gt;Technically, this is true. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:x-small"&gt;&lt;span&gt;On a serious note, I don't understand why it would be considered bad parenting. First, the kid is 20 and his GF is like 23, so he's already a well-practiced DD. (She's all like, out-of-town club hopping for me and all my BFFs? I THINK YES.) Second, we're demonstrating responsible drinking. There's nothing wrong with admitting you had one drink too many and hand the keys to someone else. That's exactly what I want my kids to do, anyway, so I'm not going to pretend that it's unacceptable. I desperately wish that if he ever finds himself in a similar position that he allow us to return the favor.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I've already had the conversation w/DS that should he ever find himself intoxicated in HS, he gets amnesty if he calls us for a ride. The first time my sister and I ever got drunk, she puked all over my parent's bedroom. I got the spins, but no puking. Nonetheless, neither of us touched vodka again for quite some time...</p>

Hey, I'm still not speaking to Jack Daniels.  :)  While it's true I was a grown adult with a child in middle school at the time Jack and I broke up, it's still  been more than 15 years :D

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 9:29pm

just_another_marla wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">"LOL, well, technically, dss isn't HER kid, so she's good, even if that makes her dh wrong ;)"</span></p><p><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>Technically, this is true. </span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>On a serious note, I don't understand why it would be considered bad parenting. First, the kid is 20 and his GF is like 23, so he's already a well-practiced DD. (She's all like, out-of-town club hopping for me and all my BFFs? I THINK YES.) Second, we're demonstrating responsible drinking. There's nothing wrong with admitting you had one drink too many and hand the keys to someone else. That's exactly what I want my kids to do, anyway, so I'm not going to pretend that it's unacceptable. I desperately wish that if he ever finds himself in a similar position that he allow us to return the favor.</span></span></p>

I've already had the conversation w/DS that should he ever find himself intoxicated in HS, he gets amnesty if he calls us for a ride. The first time my sister and I ever got drunk, she puked all over my parent's bedroom. I got the spins, but no puking. Nonetheless, neither of us touched vodka again for quite some time...

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 7:55pm

I don't know why my text is so tiny. Sorry!

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 7:53pm

"LOL, well, technically, dss isn't HER kid, so she's good, even if that makes her dh wrong ;)"

Technically, this is true. 

On a serious note, I don't understand why it would be considered bad parenting. First, the kid is 20 and his GF is like 23, so he's already a well-practiced DD. (She's all like, out-of-town club hopping for me and all my BFFs? I THINK YES.) Second, we're demonstrating responsible drinking. There's nothing wrong with admitting you had one drink too many and hand the keys to someone else. That's exactly what I want my kids to do, anyway, so I'm not going to pretend that it's unacceptable. I desperately wish that if he ever finds himself in a similar position that he allow us to return the favor.

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 7:29pm

savcal2011 wrote:
Did you learn NOTHING from the other thread? Your kids cannot be your designated driver. Geesh!</p>

LOL, well, technically, dss isn't HER kid, so she's good, even if that makes her dh wrong ;)

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