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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
Posted By Caneel
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
Posted By Caneel
Death and funerals can bring out the worst in...

Death and funerals can bring out the worst in people. (weddings too but that is another post)
 
Neither DH or I come from funeral families so no funeral stories but I have seen people go bat shit...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Caneel
I serve as a board of director of a foundation...

I serve as a board of director of a foundation and work directly with two other foundations.  I'll give you some advice on what you will encounter when you get to the point of applying for grants....
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-19-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By Caneel
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-18-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Caneel
~~OP – I can relate to your...

~~OP – I can relate to your frustrations/challenges. DH and I used to bicker about food quite a bit. DH was raised meat and potatoes, all from scratch cooking. He must have meat, period. I am far...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-17-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Caneel
Food (meal planning, shopping, etc.) was by far...

Food (meal planning, shopping, etc.) was by far the biggest issue in our relationship until I decided to stop talking/asking him about it.  I'll come back tomorrow with some ideas, need to get the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-24-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Caneel
Concerning the rings, I just tried to sell/sold...

Concerning the rings, I just tried to sell/sold a couple of pieces. 
 
I was told by a jeweler I trust (related to a close family friend) that unless the pieces are really something special (like...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-14-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Caneel
I have tons of experience in this area and you...

I have tons of experience in this area and you are right, it can be great or a total nightmare.  In my former job, I dealt with real estate investors that made their living doing rent to own and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-23-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By Caneel
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-18-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,287
Posted By Caneel
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Quote:Originally Posted by MariaMadly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394408/worst-christmas-gift-thread#post_17528519) 
By the way,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By Caneel
We transitioned out of giving by "gifting"...

We transitioned out of giving by "gifting" donations to organizations in the name of the receiptant.  We did Heifer International and I wrote notes about why I selected, for example, a gift of bees...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,287
Posted By Caneel
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Quote:Originally Posted by MariaMadly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394408/worst-christmas-gift-thread#post_17528439) 
My worst...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,287
Posted By Caneel
I have gotten some head-scratchers but nothing...

I have gotten some head-scratchers but nothing especially notable.
 
The following was the worst gift I witnessed -
 
The sister of the guy I was dating was absolutely desperate to get engaged. ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-10-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Caneel
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Quote:Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1393229/for-fun-green-mama-problems#post_17523506)
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-10-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Caneel
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Quote:Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1393229/for-fun-green-mama-problems#post_17523247)
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-22-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,308
Posted By Caneel
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Quote:Originally Posted by ShyingViolet http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392911/scary-toys-from-memory-lane#post_17511533)...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-18-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,308
Posted By Caneel
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Quote:Originally Posted by pokeyAC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392911/scary-toys-from-memory-lane#post_17508147)

I had a Lady...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-14-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,443
Posted By Caneel
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Quote:Originally Posted by anj_rn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392518/the-hopefully-sane-holiday-therapy-thread/40#post_17506827)...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-13-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,308
Posted By Caneel
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Quote:Originally Posted by limabean http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392911/scary-toys-from-memory-lane#post_17506418)

All clown...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-12-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,443
Posted By Caneel
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-06-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,443
Posted By Caneel
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Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-05-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,443
Posted By Caneel
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Quote:Originally Posted by limabean http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392518/the-hopefully-sane-holiday-therapy-thread#post_17501086)
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-05-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,443
Posted By Caneel
Count me in!   I like to think I am sane but...

Count me in!
 
I like to think I am sane but elements of the holiday sometimes spin out of control.
 
Last year my biggest "problem" was the tree, the lights and my DH's wacky behavior that he...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-04-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By Caneel
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Quote:Originally Posted by sleepypeanutsmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392464/gift-giving-vs-values#post_17499945)
 I was...
Forum: Family Safety   11-04-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Caneel
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Quote:Originally Posted by TCMoulton http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392411/would-you-fly-without-a-car-seat#post_17499448)

Belt...
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