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Good Relationships 2006/12/31

Posted by Mummy Ruth in Musings.
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I cannot sleep, and was surfing about when I randomly came across this post on good relationships at littlecloey.wordpress.com. I immediately felt guilty about not being in bed! My new year resolutions are stackin’ up! lol! Here’s the summary points:

  1. Go to bed at the same time.
  2. Cultivate common interests.
  3. Walk hand in hand or side by side.
  4. Make trust and forgiveness your default mode.
  5. Focus more on what your partner does right than what he or she does wrong.
  6. Hug each other as soon as you see each other after work.
  7. Say “I love you” and “Have a good day” every morning.
  8. Say “Good night” every night, regardless of how you feel.
  9. Do a “weather” check during the day with your partner.
  10. Be proud to be seen with your partner.

Thanks to Little Cloey for her blog post based on something by Dr. Goulston from couplescompany.com. Time for bed…

Name Calling 2006/12/30

Posted by Daddy Dave in Baby, Family.
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It is only in relatively recent times here and in North America that people have decided that their name is also what they are called — and that it is unchanging and fixed forever — with particular spellings, no changing while abroad, and no shortening, lengthening, traditional versions or pet names allowed!

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Favourite Numbers 2006/12/11

Posted by Daddy Dave in Health, Movies, Musings.
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What is it with numbers? (yes, we are trying to teach Olivia to count to 3). Why are so many people afraid of them? I actually know people who are scared of mathematics and arithmetic! I also know people who are superstitious about specific numbers. I was born on the 27th — a number supposedly considered to be ‘unlucky’ by the Chinese, much in the same way as 13 seems to be unlucky to Westerners.

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Changing Lights 2006/12/03

Posted by Daddy Dave in hacks, Tips and Tricks.
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You know it’s winter when the lamp bulbs start blowing due to the change in pressure and temperature. They all seem to go at once. It’s weird. I have some old ceiling mounted eyeball spotlights , and they always cause problems because they are Edison Screws, rather than bayonet, so they can be really difficult to screw out — especially if they’ve been in for a long time. (more…)