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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-13-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 776
Posted By Ellp
Yes, the big dolls are supposed to be a friend,...

Yes, the big dolls are supposed to be a friend, as opposed to a daughter or a baby.  At least thats how my kids play with their dolls.
 
We don't have American girls as I chose to sew cloth...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-13-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,165
Posted By Ellp
My ILs are really nice and fairly...

My ILs are really nice and fairly understanding.  Its my own freaking parents who are the trouble makers.  Already its started for Christmas...
 
My mom and I had talked a few years ago about...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-09-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By Ellp
Quote:Originally Posted by Storm...

Quote:Originally Posted by Storm Bride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1367707/holiday-dinner-just-need-a-validation#post_17166301)
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-08-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By Ellp
Limabean:  I didn't keep my portion because I...

Limabean:  I didn't keep my portion because I had told Couple A's wife that I have gotten $240 in total for the carriers.  I felt it was presumptious of me to take out my portion beforehand.  I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-08-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By Ellp
Grahamsmom98: Ouch.  Bit harsh, wasn't it? I...

Grahamsmom98: Ouch.  Bit harsh, wasn't it?
I did tell the older boy of the Couple A to quit climbing the furniture, btw.  However, I was a bit occupied at the time, cooking, serving, and hostessing...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-08-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By Ellp
Hi all,   I've pretty much come to a...

Hi all,
 
I've pretty much come to a conclusion about my decision but just need some feedback to validate my decision...:-)
 
For the past five years I've hosted a holiday dinner for a couple of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-24-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 240
Posted By Ellp
My dream kitchen would definately be the heart...

My dream kitchen would definately be the heart of the home.  My current kitchen comes close in terms of size and maybe layout but there'd be a few changes I'd make. 
 
My kitchen is square shaped,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-23-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 308
Posted By Ellp
- Call friends to chat more often.  Now that the...

- Call friends to chat more often.  Now that the kids are older, they can survive without me for more than 30 seconds...
 
-Keep on top of the paperwork.  Somehow I got into the habit of just...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-13-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 875
Posted By Ellp
I'd love a fridge with built in water and ice...

I'd love a fridge with built in water and ice dispensers.  The kids and Dh love cold water and they're constantly opening the fridge and the kids risk spilling the full Brita filter jug. 
 
My 2nd...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-24-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By Ellp
Thanks everyone for your encouragement and...

Thanks everyone for your encouragement and suggestions! 
 
I didn't get a chance to do any crafting for presents as we left on Monday and returned yesterday.  So I ended up bringing a large jar of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-18-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By Ellp
Hi All,   Dh's boss has kindly let us borrow...

Hi All,
 
Dh's boss has kindly let us borrow his cabin up in Whistler for 3 nights next week and I have no idea what to do/get for them in return.
 
Details...
We're going up with our 2 kids,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-09-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 867
Posted By Ellp
I like soya sauce over white rice, even though...

I like soya sauce over white rice, even though its a big no-no in asian cultures (and *I'm* asian!).
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-09-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,194
Posted By Ellp
My hobby room is too cluttered and I can't find...

My hobby room is too cluttered and I can't find anything.
 
I don't have the ingredients to make dessert.
 
My e-reader is out of date even though its only a year old.  Heck it was out of date 6...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-31-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 723
Posted By Ellp
We never play the lottery so the odds of us ever...

We never play the lottery so the odds of us ever having to deal with this situation is nil...
 
That said...
 
We'd talk to some lawyers, get a 2nd opinion from a financial advisor, change our...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-28-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 234
Posted By Ellp
I noticed that on our blanket, the red stripe...

I noticed that on our blanket, the red stripe turned out slightly "wavy" after washing and drying.  This is probably due to the process it went through when the yarn was dyed red though, not because...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-28-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 234
Posted By Ellp
I don't use top sheets just because: 1) I hate...

I don't use top sheets just because:
1) I hate making the bed, (its so much easier to make the bed if you don't have to straighten out the topsheet first).  Just flip the covered duvet back into...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-27-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 234
Posted By Ellp
Hmm... Western Canada here...   We call...

Hmm... Western Canada here...
 
We call duvets anything that is plain looking, that is polyester or down filled, with a cover.  You don't use a top sheet with these.  The cover gets washed on a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-16-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Ellp
I've had mostly straight forward dealings on...

I've had mostly straight forward dealings on Craigslist both as a seller and a buyer.  I wonder if it might be the culture here? 
 
No one seems to haggle if the item is less than $20, and the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-14-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Ellp
I think either one will be ok to use as a...

I think either one will be ok to use as a leader.  You might want to consider how grabby the fiber is when you decide, as alpaca is a slippery fiber to spin.  If you are a new spinner you might want...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-12-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 223
Posted By Ellp
I'm a life long (nearly) BC'er and I've only...

I'm a life long (nearly) BC'er and I've only ever heard "top up" or "fill up", in reference to drink glasses and gas tanks.  I don't think it would immediately register with me what it would mean if...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-12-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 406
Posted By Ellp
I'm afraid I'm with the OP's mom on this as...

I'm afraid I'm with the OP's mom on this as well, and I've been on the OP's end.
 
In my situation, I gave a cheque to a friend of mine to pay for an item she picked up for me at a store.  It was...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Ellp
Actually one of the weather forcasters on our...

Actually one of the weather forcasters on our local TV station wears NOTHING BUT Hawaiian shirts in the summertime.  For those of us who are local, and loyal to the news program, thats how we know...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-28-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 831
Posted By Ellp
I've only just heard of this phrase and I've...

I've only just heard of this phrase and I've started to use it with my Dds.  There's been many times where their pickiness about what they recieve just puts me over the edge, especially when its...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-26-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,665
Posted By Ellp
In my mind my parents made a few biggie...

In my mind my parents made a few biggie mistakes...
 
When my brother died of accedental choking at age 3 (I was 5), we never spoke of him for years later and acted like he never existed.  His...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-19-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 227
Posted By Ellp
I'd say Craigslist is probably the way to go. ...

I'd say Craigslist is probably the way to go.
 
As a recent collector of Playmobile, I'd make it very clear that *not all* the pieces will be there, and that the manuals are not included.  You...
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