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by horsewoman
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!
Replies: 19
Views: 884

Re: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!

Yesterday we've had the vegan staple - Tofu stir-fry, with rice, onions, corn and a dash of frozen veggies. Today for lunch it'll be mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, peas, carrots, and our well-loved bean & lentil salad. DD and DH will probably want a baked Camembert with it, I'm happy with the side dis...
by horsewoman
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Farm life and Semi-ER
Replies: 92
Views: 10373

Re: Farm life and Semi-ER

@niemand: thanks for the reply! The seed did not sprout, as my husband predicted. I don't know if WANT 3 of those trees! My friend says his tree has so much fruit every year that they don't know what to with it, and it is not large. He knows more people who own such trees and they all seem to have l...
by horsewoman
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
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Replies: 12
Views: 537

Re: The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again.

I've only had problems with firefox (still have). With Opera and Chrome I can log in.
by horsewoman
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Setting the table
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: Setting the table

It is definitely a table cloth made of vinyl or similar plastic. In crafting circles or on websites to order fabric this is often called "oilcloth". Regarding the BYO - this is totally normal in Germany. For example when there are get-togethers at my daughters kindergarten or school we are always as...
by horsewoman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Setting the table
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: Setting the table

All of my plates, bowls, glasses ect come from the thrift store or are cast-offs from friends and family. I started this custom years ago because I figured it was better to have all dishes consistently mismatched instead of constantly buying new stuff if anything from a set breaks. It serves me well...
by horsewoman
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 464
Views: 70293

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

If you tackle this problem in a systems thinking way you probably need to work 2 or 3 contracts with longer breaks between them to get some data. Some of the assumptions you made before going off FT did not come to pass and you've had some surprises in how it turned out. So I think it would be smart...
by horsewoman
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: What do you reuse/repurpose/upcycle?
Replies: 20
Views: 923

Re: What do you reuse/repurpose/upcycle?

Our cats scratching post is a large pine tree branch, screwed upright on a platform on the floor and outfitted with sisal scratching mats. The cats love to climb up and lounge on the smaller branches. I just realized that I use the horizontal branches of the scratching post for drying laundry in wi...
by horsewoman
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Farm life and Semi-ER
Replies: 92
Views: 10373

Re: Farm life and Semi-ER

@J+G I'm pretty proud of that one myself :) A few minor stumbles this week. Most annoyingly I can no longer find the vegan curd soap I was using for my DIY detergent in any shop. Seems that the brand discontinued it. I will have to order a larger amount online, the upside to this is that I can look ...
by horsewoman
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Basuragomi's journal
Replies: 43
Views: 3662

Re: Basuragomi's journal

Hi Basuragomi! New to your journal, I've followed a bread crumb left by @c_l in wolf's journal. This describes me very well. If you're going to do something, do it well. Like, I'm not really sure how to get out of that mindset. Others have mentioned this to me before (IRL and in this forum), but I k...
by horsewoman
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Cash or card?
Replies: 32
Views: 1356

Re: Cash or card?

CCs are not really a thing here in Germany. They get not even accepted in a lot of stores. Most people here use EC cards, which are more like debit cards I suppose. If not for a holiday in the States plus the fact that my bank provides a CC without extra fees I would not even own one. I like to pay ...
by horsewoman
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Mens Fashion
Replies: 112
Views: 16483

Re: Mens Fashion

This is an oddly interesting thread, probably because of my past in tailoring. My husband rocks what I lovingly call "the baggy hobo style" and still has a lot of the clothes he wore when we met 17 years ago. He dresses 100% for function and comfort. I tried to sneak in some fitted shirts to show of...
by horsewoman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bigato's journal
Replies: 468
Views: 66338

Re: bigato's journal

Timeliness is a curious thing, isn't it? When one is in the consumer mindset it is the instant availability, paired with overnight delivery.
In our mindset it is being patient enough to wait until the stuff comes around.
by horsewoman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!
Replies: 19
Views: 884

Re: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!

Ego wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:31 pm
3:00pm Roasted vegetables (onions, red & yellow peppers, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, a variety of mushrooms) and tofu with leftover whole wheat pasta.
First inspiration today - oven baked potatoes & onions, with our unavoidable bean salad for a side.
by horsewoman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: What do you reuse/repurpose/upcycle?
Replies: 20
Views: 923

Re: What do you reuse/repurpose/upcycle?

I think I'll stop here. Please don't! More repurposing for pets: Our cats scratching post is a large pine tree branch, screwed upright on a platform on the floor and outfitted with sisal scratching mats. The cats love to climb up and lounge on the smaller branches. A large drawer with a soft pillow...
by horsewoman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Farm life and Semi-ER
Replies: 92
Views: 10373

Re: Farm life and Semi-ER

@j+g, my permaculture skills lie mostly in managing to stay happily married to a my gardening husband, but considering the high rate of divorce that's a probably an achievement as well! :) @c_l I'm very glad to hear that my contributions to this forum are useful to some people. It is certainly possi...
by horsewoman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Journals that go from high spending to 1 - 2 Jacob level spending
Replies: 39
Views: 2763

Re: Journals that go from high spending to 1 - 2 Jacob level spending

classical_Liberal wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:27 pm
:cry: @horsewoman is pick'en on me!

Very good point!
Haha, yes I suppose I am :) funny thing is, I had initially some more text written beneath the comic but deleted it before posting (was not sure if it was really relevant after all.) but one sentence literally was "c_l, I'm looking at you!"
by horsewoman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: What do you reuse/repurpose/upcycle?
Replies: 20
Views: 923

Re: What do you reuse/repurpose/upcycle?

Old socks and panty hose cut down to hair ties. DD and I both have long hair, so we go through a lot. I use the sock elastics for a lot of other things instead of rubber rings. Holey t-shirts get tuned into rags and handkerchiefs, too small pieces get used for really dirty jobs to throw away after u...
by horsewoman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Journals that go from high spending to 1 - 2 Jacob level spending
Replies: 39
Views: 2763

Re: Journals that go from high spending to 1 - 2 Jacob level spending

Reading this thread made me remember an old Dilbert strip, for some reason :)

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by horsewoman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: My People...
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: My People...

HalfCent wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:16 pm
I could tell you how I did it, but then I'd have to kill you.
I'd rather stay alive - personally I have no interest in making music my main hustle, but I'm glad to hear it worked out for you! :)
by horsewoman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: My People...
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: My People...

Welcome to the forum! Fellow musician here :) I know the contrast between this forum and the other one! IMHO musicians, once they discard the societal "starving artist" and "don't be a sellout" and "why aren't you a superstar yet?" programming, have the potential to be the greatest financial achieve...