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Holidays / Re: Merry Christmas--who are you again?
« Last post by m2kbug on Today at 11:28:36 PM »
Let it go.  It could be sending cards to people they're not even really sure if it's okay to stop because they're not entirely sure who you are, or they feel an attachment, or they just continue with their list year upon year...snail Facebook, where you never feel right unfriending someone.

Look at the card, think how you're glad they're doing well, and and plop it in the circular file.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Earworms
« Last post by demarco on Today at 11:26:07 PM »
I've tried and I've tried but there is no cure for Karma Chameleon.
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My 3.5 year old knows how to use the potty, but often times won't do it, especially when she is not at home.  In the church and gym nursery, she will say 'no' if asked, protest if coerced, then wet her pants.  She isn't bothered by having an accident.  I resorted to putting her in pull ups which she just uses as a diaper. 

She is also picky about clothes and does not like anything white.  I was at the thrift store and found a white shirt with cute designs.  She insisted she liked it and would wear it so I bought it.  When I got it out for her to wear, she didn't want to wear it because it was white.  ::) 

DD's middle name is 'Lynn'.  She will insist that is not her middle name and if you call her by her first and middle name, she will scream "NOT LYNN".

I'm also tired of the fighting.  I never knew a 1 and 3 year old could fight until I had my 2 kids.
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I buy almost all of my clothes online. Shopping in clothing stores is becoming less and less appealing. The sales staff often seems inexperienced and poorly trained. There is an emphasis on cramming as much stuff as possible into least square footage. Merchandise is illogically organized. I'm a 10 - 14 petite and I find it hard to locate stuff in my size on the sales floor. Even the biggest department stores put their petite section in some dim remote corner of the store and have minimal offerings. I hate trying on clothes in stores. It takes too much time and I hate the lack of privacy.

I have four or  five online sites that I've been buying from it seems like forever. They are good about returns. Sizing is a problem. Sizes vary a lot, even within the same store. Color can be a problem, too, although if you can get a print catalogue it gives a better idea of the true color than you get on a computer screen.

The only wearable item I usually shop for in person is shoes, mainly because fit varies  a lot with shoes.  I like DSW because I can try on all the shoes I want without having to wait for an available clerk. Their variety is great.

I buy groceries in stores, only because I don't see much alternative at this point. I don't think any local stores offer delivery. I suppose I could buy staples on line and may investigate that before long.

As far as everything else, on line is my first choice. Books, CDs, DVDs, razor blades, refrigerator filters, Dog toys, some furniture, curtains, throw rugs, luggage, fancy bakery items for holidays, you name it. DH started buying camera equipment online in the 90s and has never looked back.
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Family and Children / Re: It's Bad Enough You Invited Youself, But...
« Last post by gmatoy on Today at 11:20:23 PM »
Alternatively, if the OP wants to invite John and Callie but not Dan, she needs to be upfront. She can say "My house isn't set up for Dan" or even "Given Dan's track record I don't feel comfortable about having him at a party where I you can't keep an eye on him all the time."

My vote would be the change above.

Yes, but based on the fact that I have this same scenario in my own family, they will agree to "keep an eye on him all the time" and then not do it or they will keep an eye on him while watching him do unacceptable things.
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Glitches, errors, problems / Re: Browser re-directing away from Ehell
« Last post by JenJay on Today at 11:16:58 PM »
That just happened to me maybe an hour ago. I was right it the middle of a thread, hadn't clicked anything. I'm on my phone (iPhone 4s if it makes a difference).
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I do both.  I normally don't mind going to the store, but I have 2 small kids which can make shopping less productive and more hassle for me.  I'll mostly order things like diapers, wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, and toys for Christmas from a big box store online.  Doing that saves me a lot of time and aggravation of lugging kids and the bulky items.  I like to shop for clothes mostly in store, but if I see a good sale and won't make it to the store, I'll order online and take things back that don't fit.  Mostly I order only in stores where I am familiar with the sizing to avoid returns.  I still go grocery shopping in the store.
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Family and Children / Re: Please reword this nicely
« Last post by JenJay on Today at 11:09:52 PM »
You can't make SIL respond to your email, and your brother has already requested that you contact her about cooking, so I think it's time to drop the rope.

I'm going to sample from previous advice and suggest you text your brother "I didn't hear back from Jane regarding dinner with Mom, so I'm fixing a care package for her to have at a later time and we can order in. We'll probably get dinners from (place you like) and I assume you guys will call (place they like). I'll get ahold of mom and see what she wants, and I'll bring a dessert we can all share. See you then!"

You don't have to bring enough for everyone, mom has plenty to enjoy later, and everyone can order from wherever they like.
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Life...in general / Re: Nephew out on bail
« Last post by Library Dragon on Today at 11:02:29 PM »
Putting my POD with everyone else's.  Don't mention it and if mentioned use one of the good phrases mentioned.  My DB did something stupid and illegal (but not violent) 20+ years ago.  Since then not a speeding ticket. 



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Glitches, errors, problems / Re: Browser re-directing away from Ehell
« Last post by jedikaiti on Today at 11:00:55 PM »
I've had that a couple times today, too - using Chrome 39 on Windows 7 Pro. It happened when I clicked the "Go Up" link to return to the top of a page.
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