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Forum: Mental Health   07-03-2009, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By gottaknit
My husband is like this. He doesn't enjoy...

My husband is like this. He doesn't enjoy anything, he just goes through the motions of life and wants to be left alone. I asked him once to name something he thinks is fun- anything. And he...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-19-2009, 04:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,386
Posted By gottaknit
I had the same problem with them both times I...

I had the same problem with them both times I used them. They would nickel and dime me - saying I was a few diapers short each week, until the end I was supposedly dozens in the hole. WHERE were all...
Forum: Mental Health   06-18-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By gottaknit
What I would do: 1. Find the closest AlAnon...

What I would do:

1. Find the closest AlAnon group and start going.
2. Start saving money, even if it's just a few dollars at a time. Put it in the bank, your name only, arrange for no...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-13-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,788
Posted By gottaknit
Also.... It will be cold and windy on the coast....

Also.... It will be cold and windy on the coast. May even need a hat. Consider yourself warned. This is not LA. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-13-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,788
Posted By gottaknit
If the forecast is for rain, it will be sunny....

If the forecast is for rain, it will be sunny. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

What I'm wearing every day: jeans or capris, T-shirt, thongs (footwear!), and a...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-21-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By gottaknit
Corvallis is a very open, tolerant, welcoming...

Corvallis is a very open, tolerant, welcoming town. Very lefty, environmentalist, PC, etc. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/treehugger.gif: As far as racial diversity goes, it is...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-18-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By gottaknit
I rank them: 1.Corvallis 2.Portland ...

I rank them:
1.Corvallis
2.Portland
3.Seattle

Living in Corvallis, the only thing I miss about our years in Portland (besides my friends) are the restaurants! Otherwise, Corvallis is perfect....
Forum: Gardening   04-24-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,893
Posted By gottaknit
Quote: Originally Posted by Owen'nZoe...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Owen'nZoe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13626355)
When you plant them that close together,...
Forum: Gardening   04-19-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By gottaknit
I would direct-seed. Broccoli prefers cool soils...

I would direct-seed. Broccoli prefers cool soils and will do fine this time of year.

Those peat pots dry out really fast, which is probably what happened.
Forum: Gardening   04-08-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By gottaknit
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Thank you so much for posting this. I keep saying the same thing any time someone asks me about raised beds (I'm a botanist), and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-19-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By gottaknit
Try your farmers' market for duck eggs. They are...

Try your farmers' market for duck eggs. They are yummy. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif:
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-19-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By gottaknit
In a word, No. We don't want treated wood...

In a word, No. We don't want treated wood anywhere on our property, so we never buy it. That includes our fence.

Our coop is untreated and is holding up just fine after 3 years, even though it's...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-17-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By gottaknit
Hi. I live in Corvallis. I do know that the...

Hi. I live in Corvallis. I do know that the Kings Valley area (west of Philomath) has lots of artsy hippie types. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif Other than that.......
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-14-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,164
Posted By gottaknit
I seriously work the privacy settings. First, I...

I seriously work the privacy settings. First, I divided my friends into 'A List' and 'B List'.

A List is people I'm really friends with IRL. B List is family, coworkers, and random "friends" from...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-12-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By gottaknit
You can find homeschoolers and midwives pretty...

You can find homeschoolers and midwives pretty much anywhere in Oregon, but yeah...

Quote:
Originally Posted by artemis80 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-05-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By gottaknit
We live a block from Garfield Elementary and...

We live a block from Garfield Elementary and plan to send our kids there starting in kindergarten for the Spanish immersion program, about which we've heard great things.

Corvallis public schools...
Forum: Gardening   01-29-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By gottaknit
I tried eggcartons last year. They dried out too...

I tried eggcartons last year. They dried out too fast, and were too small.

I had much better luck with one-cup size yogurt containers and other random plastic containers (reuse, then recycle).
Forum: Gardening   01-29-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By gottaknit
YES! I saw this, too, and couldn't believe it....

YES! I saw this, too, and couldn't believe it. Bottles are so ingrained in our cultural mindset that even the editors of a progressive magazine think they are somehow indispensible for babies....
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-29-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By gottaknit
Hmm... Chicken pox during the most boring time...

Hmm... Chicken pox during the most boring time of the year, or chicken pox during summer vacation when it will interfere with trips, little league, swim lessons, BBQ parties... WHAT ARE THEY...
Forum: Gardening   11-30-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By gottaknit
The wattle fences are cool, but we don't have a...

The wattle fences are cool, but we don't have a free supply of suckers or prunings, so that's not an option right now.

The chicken moat is cool, too, but a little labor intensive for us - it's...
Forum: Gardening   11-28-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By gottaknit
We had pumpkin pies from our own pumpkins,...

We had pumpkin pies from our own pumpkins, various herbs, and tons of sweet potatoes from the garden, too.

I don't know why more people don't grow sweet potatoes - they were such an easy...
Forum: Gardening   11-28-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By gottaknit
Quote: Originally Posted by Hibou...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hibou http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12683216)
I love the airy, natural look of old European...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-28-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,582
Posted By gottaknit
I'd love to join in, too! I also vote for...

I'd love to join in, too!

I also vote for Sunnyside Up over New Morning Bakery. It's a better environment for kids/parents. The vibe at New Morning isn't quite as easy-going.

If you meet on a...
Forum: Gardening   11-25-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By gottaknit
I need to build a fence around the garden this...

I need to build a fence around the garden this winter. I'm tired of my spring seedlings being trampled by kids, dogs, and chickens. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif

Can...
Forum: Mental Health   11-08-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,606
Posted By gottaknit
This is just awful....

This is just awful. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif My only suggestion is to go to an ER or Urgent Care clinic and tell them exactly what happened.

I am currently in...
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