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 24 Nov 2010 10:52 AM
 14 Jul 2009
 Ottawa
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tojoules - DH always says he loves those shirts. Maybe I should get him one.

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 24 Nov 2010 11:02 AM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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If you order from Daddy O's, they do take a while to ship out. I ordered Sept 24th and they arrived October 19th. DH really likes them. Here's a couple he already has:





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 24 Nov 2010 11:09 AM
 14 Jul 2009
 Ottawa
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I can see DH in #1 for sure!

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 25 Nov 2010 4:34 PM
 21 Jul 2006
Rain_City_Girl
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Ha my DH would love one of those too.

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 25 Nov 2010 5:44 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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DH loves his shirts. smile It's just nice that he's got something that nobody else in his office has.



You know, today I am just a big cry baby. Flash mob made me cry, I read a few other threads and cried, I cried over a thread I posted, like I said before...difficulty with a yogurt lid would make me cry today. I was just in our health nurse's office, impromptu follow up with me on Dh's health issue as I had asked her questions before...and I swear 5 different times I was on the brink of tears, quivering lip, all that. Frustrates me as I don't like to cry at work. And our health nurse, she is such a NICE woman, totally supportive, totally sweet, but I'm just not in a place right now of dealing well with this stuff. I gave up wine last night in place of better health and let's just say, that's not going as smooth as a glass of shiraz would.

Anyhow...I just wanted to vent/whine/moan a little, makes me feel a little better. If I keep getting all teary eyed, I'm going to need to staple of box of Kleenex to my sweater. *sigh*

Man, this weekend can't come quick enough...I really need some sleep, and some quiet time.

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 25 Nov 2010 5:53 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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I am not in a crying mood but I am in one hell of a cranky mood.

Earlier this week I told DH if he told me to relax one more time I was going to tell him to F off. Pleasant, no?

Today its been snowing like a SOB and I have a lot of hills to go up to get home and (I know other provinces have it worse however we do not have the snow clearing equipment needed for a major city to operate) I called the owner at 12:45 to tell him Id be leaving at 2pm. He told me to call him at 1:45, he said there its stopped snowing you can stay now. Great its stopped snowing here but it hasnt where I live. At a high elevation up a large G.Ded hill.

Give me a few mins more and I am sure I can think of more things that are making me pissy.

TJ Sorry to hear your feeling emotional, its exhausting.

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 25 Nov 2010 5:55 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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See I thought of something else already.

FB. My status updates on FB are MINE. Its MY FB account. If I complain about it being -15 here (again I know other provinces have it worse) let me stand on my soapbox and whine. Dont say aww poor RCG, its -8347582734857 here. Eff off. Its MY FB I will whine about what I want to whine about.

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 25 Nov 2010 5:58 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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Yeah I might have said that I didnt appreciate the condescending tone as well blush

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 25 Nov 2010 6:06 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
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I told DH once that when he says "Use more nouns" when I'm trying to tell him something, that I just want to punch him square in the nuts. tongueold

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 25 Nov 2010 6:12 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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I want to punch you square in the nuts, is quite a few nouns wink

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 26 Nov 2010 12:10 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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wow I told DH to relax last night while he was driving. Then I quickly said sorry and how condescending I find that word. He then said sorry for all the times hes said it. blush No nuts punching needed!

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 27 Nov 2010 10:26 AM
 26 Oct 2005
 TO
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Good morning, ladies!

I was enjoying the snowfall earlier but now it's stopped. It's 10:30 a.m. and I'm considering taking the dog and crawling back into bed! DH is working until 3, then we're off to meet my friend's new baby girl.

What are your plans for this lovely Saturday?

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 27 Nov 2010 11:15 AM
 18 Jul 2006
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*Enjoying* snowfall? That's just crazy. Then again, we have a lot more snow in November than we normally do. And a lot more cold, cold days. I'm so sick of the daily high being -16. Today it's supposed to be a high of -5. Yay!

My plans are brunch with friends, making Rider cupcakes, then helping with water polo in the evening. Hopefully some reading tonight. So, time with friends, time for me, volunteer time ... and all the time is gone!

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 27 Nov 2010 11:54 AM
 21 Jul 2006
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I am so grateful that the snow & cold weather has left the Vancouver area and headed east where it belongs.

As for today I will be cleaning the house and cooking for next week, so far I have a red pepper soup & a turkey casserole planned so far.

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 27 Nov 2010 1:28 PM
 1 Jan 2006
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Day plan:

Relax while writing a term paper.... and then cleaning the house tonight.

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 27 Nov 2010 4:03 PM
 14 Jul 2009
 Ottawa
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Feminist - that sounds like a rockin' Saturday night wink

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 27 Nov 2010 4:22 PM
 14 Jul 2009
 Ottawa
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Are they super religious? Why are they against booze?

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 27 Nov 2010 4:54 PM
 14 Jul 2009
 Ottawa
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Yikes. I am so glad I have 'normal' inlaws!

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 27 Nov 2010 7:56 PM
 20 Mar 2006
 GTA
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FREAKING YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Phew! I haven't posted to complain, but we have had to wait 2.5 weeks for a new circuitboard for our Brand Spanking New JennAir stove, that we have never used.
I was literally about to go postal about the whole situation...... angry
Anyhoo, we finally got to use our stove for the first time. We had Shark steak and mango chow (salad) and corn on the cob!!!! oh, whistleold and lots of wine!
AND we finally used the new dishwasher for the first time too ( so far no water backing up to the sink or floods or anything teeth) .

I am a very happy lady, but now we are watching a VERY lame 80's movie, which is wrecking the mood (we were dancing around etc. earlier)

Well, have a great weekend ladies grin with your hubs and no kidlets whistleold
(I think that I am a little tipsy......)

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 27 Nov 2010 9:22 PM
 14 Jul 2009
 Ottawa
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Gotta say, I've never had shark - what's it like?

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 27 Nov 2010 9:41 PM
 1 Jan 2006
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Interestingly enough today is the first time that my mom has ever commented on the prospect of grandchildren.

Gah, frustrating.

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 1 Dec 2010 7:48 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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FS your in laws sound like a real treat! I too am very lucky that mine is (just MIL is left) normal!

Aqua Hooray for a working stove!

Where is everyone? Hows every doing? Is anyone getting in the Christmas spirit yet? For my fellow pet owners do you buy a gift for your animal(s)?

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 1 Dec 2010 9:16 PM
 18 Jul 2006
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I miss this thread.

I excitedly did most of my Christmas shopping today. I found a cool doctor's set at Chapters that I wanted to get for my niece but it wasn't on the list so I called my sister to make sure she'd like it. By the time she called me back (two conversations in the end), I was just at the car at Wal-Mart. Turns out, she loves the doctor set they already have, my mom had already found a cleaning set (which she wanted---*shudder*---and my mom had searched for all year), and my mom had also already purchased the Leapster thing I wanted to get her. Yarg!

Three trips to the car later, I returned most of my presents and am now on the hunt for something not on the list. Anyone know a good, easy-to-use train set? Appropriate for a very talented 2.5 year old (turning three in March, so I guess more like 2 3/4).

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 1 Dec 2010 9:33 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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Dazed, that sounds stressful!

This year when I asked both BIL's and my sister what their kids would like & no one got back to me, then I called MIL and I called my SIL's, my parents and my sister and no one called me back I thought eff it. I went to ToysRus and bought a lot of giftcards and I am done. Finto!

I don't know anything about train sets but I've found great advice from the ladies in the everything from toddler to teen area of this board.

I miss this thread too.

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 1 Dec 2010 10:37 PM
 31 Jan 2007
 Calgary (reception in Ottawa)
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Hey guys!

I am almost done my shopping. Just need to get gifts for the people who refuse to give me suggestions. I hate guessing, I don't want to spend money on something that will be given to Goodwill on Jan 2. I also need to order my parents' gifts, but I have to wait until they get to Florida and have their address. And yes, the dogs get stuff. I even get stuff for D'Argo's "cousins" and MIL's dog. Usually some treats.

I have bought all new decorations this year, we'll probably go get a tree tomorrow night. And I have a whackload of baking to do this weekend. My girlfriends have our annual cookie exchange night next week.

DH sent me this yesterday: http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20101129.gif

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 2 Dec 2010 11:05 AM
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Our shopping is half done because we have 'fake' Christmas this weekend with DHs half of the family. Still have to shop for my side.

And our critters always get something from us and usually get treats and toys from both sets of 'grandparents'.

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 2 Dec 2010 11:35 AM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
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I'm about 2/3's done my shopping. I should be able to finish it off tomorrow or on the weekend, depending on how motiviated I am tomorrow. I hate going into the malls and last few Christmases I've given myself migraines trying to wade through the masses. Only bonus for me, the Costco by our place has nobody in it most days...and I can do a lot of shopping there. grin

And yup, we do buy for the puppies. Maggie loves the Beanie Babies for Dogs, we buy them at Co-Op of all places for about $5 each. Bought my sis' dogs some of the PetSmart Luv-a-pet dogs and a ball thrower, will grab them some treats too. We spoil all the pups at Xmas. Lots of bones which keep them busy while we're doing our thing. smile

We have to put up our tree this weekend, pulled out everything last night so I could sort through it. Our house is a lot bigger this year...our tree actually fits in our house.

Not to be long winded...but we bought a Christmas tree from Crappy Tire a couple years ago...in August. I don't know why they had trees out then, but we decided to buy one. A nice 6ft one. We get it home, throw it in the basement and don't think about it until December.

December comes, we drag this thing out and start setting it up. DH is spreading out branches, I'm thinking this is shorter than I expected. I thought we bought 6ft and this is about 4ft/5ft tall. I look at the box and see there is more in the box. I ask DH about it, he said "it's the top". I look again, nope, that's not the top...that's the bottom.

Turns out they gave us an 8ft tree instead of the 6ft tree. I check the receipt which is taped to the box. Yup, says 6ft tree on the receipt. We can't figure out what to do. How do you return a tree that's not on the receipt you're trying to return it under? After much debate, we decide to keep it and finish putting it up.

I swear it was like the Griswold's Christmas Vacation movie when he releases the tree inside the house and the tree branches break through the windows. DH released the bottom, branches hit the window, hit the dining room table, hit the wall. We had to pull it out another couple feet from the corner (which means it's now half in the dining room). I look up, the tip is in the ceiling fan. We actually had to bend the top of the tree tip down so it didn't hit the ceiling fan!!

For the past few years, we've had to leave the back half of the tree folded up, and the tip bent down. This is the first time ever we get to use the whole tree in our house!! Woooo!!!!

Ok...resume your normal actitivies. I'll stop chatting. laugh

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 2 Dec 2010 2:34 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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Thanks ladies, Id like to get something for Zelda, I am just not used to it as Rally had zero interest in anything we tried to give her. Thats neat that some of your family members buy for your animals! I might buy for our dogphew wink

I am done my shopping, I have been for a while now, I just need to get my butt in gear to get things wrapped / out of our house. Oh I still need to shop for DH and I (LOL yes, I buy my own presents on behalf of DH otherwise I end up with very random items). We also put the tree / decorations up a couple of weeks ago. I have 2 wreaths left to make and I believe I am done. Yay!

TJ I had such a good laugh at your post! We bought an 8 footer pre lit tree in 2007 as we were given SO many gift cards for our wedding that once we were done replacing everything we wanted to replace we still had some left over so we bought a tree and when we put it up I think of our friends & family. Anyway we were in a much bigger place then with a huge front window, it was great. Now were in 1/3 of the space. This is our first Christmas in this house and I kid you not we had to rearrange the living room 6 times to find the right spot for the tree. I said to DH I wish we had bought a tree. Ive seen them where they are flat on one side (can go right against a wall) that would have been perfect!

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 2 Dec 2010 10:54 PM
 31 Jan 2007
 Calgary (reception in Ottawa)
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We get real trees, and DH insists on putting it in the dining room, because that's where our vaulted ceiling peaks. Several times, we have measured it to be 11' and gone out and bought 14' trees. It doesn't hit the windows and furniture, since the branches fall slowly while it thaws out. But it still bends at the ceiling, and it's all because my DH, who I call "Clark" this time of year, goes to pick up a tree and says "sure, that looks like it'll fit!"

We picked one up tonight, and we decided to go conservative, in case I decide I want it in my family room instead. It's 2" from the dining room ceiling, and DH is saying we should have got a bigger one. :sigh:

TJ, I have heard that Costco is pretty quiet. I may have to check it out. The extra few minutes of driving would probably be saved in the cashier line up.

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 3 Dec 2010 11:36 AM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
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Amber, I'm really hoping that because it's so quiet that they won't think about closing it down. I've never had to wait in line yet. I've been on payday weekends...so quiet. Funny enough though, the liquor store is busy! laugh

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 3 Dec 2010 11:48 AM
 21 Jul 2006
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TJ & Amber I had to go back and read your posts about this quiet costco thing 3 times to make sure I was understanding properly. Quiet & costco are such an odd combination of words that my brain is having problems processing it.

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 3 Dec 2010 11:56 AM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
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RCG...when you're in the store, you actually feel like you're sneaking in! Like you're not suppose to be there because it's all staff.

We win the parking lot lotto everytime we go, spot right next to the door.

I've decided to stop telling people about it because it's like my own little oasis. grin

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