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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Man, that whole idea just does my head in...why would people even care? Guess it's just an attitude that's completely alien to me.



Absolutely none of my friends have cared, but family is just a whole 'nother kettle of snakes.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's true what they say...you can't choose your family. (And I should know. Very Happy )

At least it's Friday. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True on both counts.

And like I said, I've mostly made my peace with it. It would definitely make stuff like Facebook very awkward though - I know people in my situation who have separate accounts to juggle the whole friends vs. family thing - which still seems risky. I know I'd end up posting something on the wrong one.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So true.

I've intentionally not accepted FB friend requests from some relatives, in-laws, and former Scouting associates because Dam-sel, Menolly, and I are fairly open (no TMI, of course) about our household structure, and there are folks who just would not understand.

We are what we are, but not everyone is ready to accept that. Too bad, since each of us is happier and socially better adjusted than before. We want to represent and help gain acceptance for this kind of structure, but we won't be martyrs to do so.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well youre pioneers of your own structure. Its good that you embrace that and have each other. Thats your family unit. And family units come in all shapes and sizes.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's really pretty amazing how far we've come just in the past few years in terms of not caring what consenting adults do among themselves and whatnot, but we're not all the way there yet.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No .. youre right Sors .. were not all the way there yet .. the hardest part of getting there is the journey. I always hope that as humans enlightenment is a big part of that journey and for some I think it is .. but for others .. not so much 🤷‍♀️

And yet we still must push on .. progress is not a static concept .. and it is very much a verb .. which denotes .. doing .. and effort and movement ..

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.. progress is not a static concept .. and it is very much a verb ..


I like this; indeed, I like this enough to consider it my "Thought for the Day"! Eureka Cool Cool Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feeling pretty good.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hierachy wrote:
Feeling pretty good.
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Hi hierachy! I don't know you much, but I've read some of your posts. Good ta see you around.

Sorus wrote:
...in terms of not caring what consenting adults do among themselves and whatnot...
Y'know, there was a lady who came and spoke in my area recently, and she said that, back in the day, one thing that BUGGED her most about Christians was why should they care so much about what consenting adults do?
(there was one other thing too, I think, but I forgot what it was...)

She also told us that with regards to hospitality, Christian homes were supposed to be crisis centers... and that compared to the gay & lesbian communities in the '90s, (brought together by the AIDS crisis) the hospitality of Christians in America makes a pretty bad showing.

"You (plural) are starving, (for relational depth in your communities) and you don't know it."
(Then, she made a comparison to how when a starving person starts to eat food, at first he or she feels worse.)

A few years back, I read a person's comment on a dialogue about sexuality that... had the potential to be tense and polarized... "If I could sit down and talk to you over a cup of coffee, I'm sure this conversation would go so differently."
(of course my first thought was, "she thinks she'd be able to persuade the other person then!" second thought was about the utter wisdom and sanity of the actual thought about how the conversation would be different...)
I have been thinking about that for the past week or so, and want to go see if I can find it again.

I don't often send FB friend requests to RL friends who are local to me... if I can see someone face-to-face or call someone, that's better so why use Facebook?
Reason to not friend them... I don't want a contingent of people who are going to cheer and say "wow, that's great!" if I decide to share thoughts about things very close to my heart; they will just enrage my friends who disagree with them.

Sorry I write nothing for a long time and then a long post like this...
...but to wrap it up...
...if I ever leave Facebook, I'm going to joke with myself that I've "retired from public life."
(a reference to how in stories from a couple hundred years ago where maybe people in the British aristocracy or otherwise born into the high-class social world of London... would retreat from all that stressfulness and live a more private life. I make this joke because in a way, that's what the "see and be seen" of social media has become for some... or at least what it feels like.)
So if you can take that quirky narrative Sorus for yourself, there you go: "retired from public life."
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Feeling pretty good.


Awesome sauce hierachy

Great to hear and read Big Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linna .. Hahahahaha you made me laugh out loud .. youre so funny about Facey cos youre not particularly that active on Facebook anyhow Hysterical

LOL

As to that lady .. she makes a good point I believe, but there are Christians and Christians. I have experienced pushback from within my Christian community to show any kindness to a person outside of our insular community. I always found this rather shocking. And then there was a process whereby a sense of deservingness was applied. Rolling Eyes And a long raft of questions about the individual in questions need Rolling Eyes Did they bring it on themselves, what do they want, is it what they truly need, how will we assist, how will we avoid "the appearance of evil" etc.

Ive also seen great generosity of spirit shown by Christian families .. to be fair .. as well. So it really comes down to the individual I think.

But as a block of humans .. I can see where she is coming from.

And it is a great shame imho .. and sometimes I wonder what their Christ would think of such narrow expressions of charity or their lack thereof.

Though I understand too that to some humans opening their homes to strangers isnt a thing most are comfortable with doing .. and I totally get that too.

Our home was always open .. and some did take advantage of that .. in not a good way. 🤷‍♀️ so mayhap it be a bit of a gamble, but hopefully there is some benefit to someone truly seeking strengthening and support.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see you around Hier. Very Happy

As for me, well, it's Monday...always a bit traumatic, what? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

Busy day getting ready for my son, our daughter in law, who we adore and our 15 month old granddaughter. Shes sooo adorable.. cant wait .. so much to do between Animal Minding jobs today .. mostly horses and doggos today 🤷‍♀️

Went to the wood mill to get more wood ... cos freezing. So we got all that to unload when we finally get home.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is everybody? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im guessing with summer up north .. most Watchers are at the beach, sunning themselves, all night partying and the like .. cos summer Wink

As for us down south .. winter .. so indoors every night .. mostly .. so yeah .. some maybe by hibernating from the cold and frosts .. 🤷‍♀️
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not on the beach or hibernating, though if those are the only options, I will choose hibernation. It isn't particularly cold here; I'm just rather tired.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL .. I think we can accord you a broader array of options 😂 but hibernation is a sound approach to tiredness and exhaustion Wink

Well we talked all night to the wee hours of the morning .. and it was soo fun. And its soooo awesome to spend time with my granbaby girl .. a pic of which I have tried to upload to the Motley Crew but 🤷‍♀️not been able to at this point. I dont really know why .. cos I was able to upload other pics 🤷‍♀️ But Ive not been able to upload since a month or so ago 🤷‍♀️

Anyhoo .. Ive got the kids till Friday when they leave us to go to our daughter in Canberra. Time seem to be flying by .. everyone is having a nap now. We were up till about 3am this morning chatting, and when Alex went to bed, Riley woke up and was up till 7am .. so no one has really had any sleep .. as weve been playing with Riley to keep her happy .. shes just gone to sleep now.

Its sunny today .. but there is quite an icy wind .. Alex has been out with his drone collecting footage so that was fun. I love the aerial imagery .. very cool.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could do with a bit of hibernating myself to be honest.

I uploaded your pic Sky. Dimensions were not within parameters accepted by by the board. Very Happy

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