I'm glad you're feeling a bit better (judging by eta#2) and I hope you are getting some sleep, now! Summer colds are the worst. The wretched one that I've been fighting for the last few weeks is still clogging up my chest and getting in my way when I sing. » 8/31/14 12:36pm Sunday 12:36pm

Yep, the basic rules for us are honesty, we have to know where the other is if someone won't be home that night, and safe sex. Should an actual relationship begin, all partners must get along (and no bunny boilers!) due to the fact that we have kids and don't need extra drama. » 8/30/14 5:52pm Saturday 5:52pm

If you don't want to bake a ton of stuff right away, you can pit and slice or chunk them and then freeze them plain or can them in a light syrup. I freeze fruits on a wax paper lined baking tray, and then put them in bags once frozen solid. Peach jam is delicious, too. Peach and habanero jam is out of this world. » 8/30/14 1:11pm Saturday 1:11pm

Even after nearly 18 years and 6 years, respectively, I still prefer not to pee in front of Husband or Other-Husband. I'll do it if that's my option, but I'd prefer not to. Neither of them care, and half the time, they don't even close the bathroom door (not in front of each other, just me). I always close the door,… » 8/30/14 12:08pm Saturday 12:08pm

Oh, brilliant. Aside from the obvious issues (Native kid, religious reasons, etc.) let's take this kid who's really enthusiastic about going to school and being a big kid and learning new things, and shame him in front of his peers and send him home for a really, really stupid reason. I'm sure he'll be super… » 8/29/14 5:17pm Friday 5:17pm

There was this guy who used to come into the restaurant I waitressed at, and I would do the DUMBEST stuff when he was around. Just smelling his cologne unexpectedly would make me drop a plate or trip over my own feet. I was 16/17 when I met him, and he was... shamefully older than me. Like, mid 40's, at least. » 8/29/14 5:35am Friday 5:35am

I do these same tricks to feed my houseful of menfolk without going broke. A handful of button mushrooms or baby bellas chopped up small, sauteed in olive or coconut oil with onion, garlic, and a dash of worcectershire or soy sauce is the basis for about half of my meat recipes. » 8/28/14 7:07pm Thursday 7:07pm