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  • July 9, 2019 at 1:49 pm #847529

    I understand what it’s like to get really excited about a date that holds significance, but I agree with the others that, if you just want to get married, do it sooner. Have a lovely fall wedding in October.

    July 5, 2019 at 7:16 pm #847124

    Post a pic of your ring!

    July 2, 2019 at 8:36 am #846815

    @Kate I understand where you’re coming from, especially in our culture where women take on so much of the emotional labour.

    But I think there’s just a completely different culture around gift-giving where my partner comes from. And it’s also probably much different for his mother’s generation as well.

    The best way I can explain it is… you don’t just pick out something that you think someone would like. You give them something to be useful. And since she didn’t know what she would do with the spice box, she wanted me to keep it because she thought I must have a better use for it.

    Anyway, I just wanted to send something nice for her 75th birthday. That’s just the kind of person I am… I love to give presents!

    Especially since she and I have been trying to connect a bit across the distance. It’s hard when she’s on another continent.

    July 1, 2019 at 9:25 pm #846768

    Thanks 🙂 I’ll ask the sister in law if the mother is the kind of person who likes family photos.

    My partner is a sweetheart but he’s so bad with gift giving lol.

    P.S. I kept the spice box for my jewellery!

    July 1, 2019 at 8:54 pm #846766

    Can anyone help me with ideas for a token gift I can send my partner’s mother for her birthday?

    I’m feeling a bit stuck because our cultures are very different and she’s quite set in her ways from what I know of her.

    Last year I got her a handmade wooden spice box because she loves to cook. But in her mind, she just thought that’s not how she stores her spices, so she gave it back to me.

    A new cookbook will be useless because she only cooks Tamil food and she knows all her dishes from memory.

    I know she likes to go to the temple.

    I just want to send a token gift so she knows I’m thinking of her.

    Any ideas?

    June 17, 2019 at 6:55 am #845523

    You guys look awesome!

    June 4, 2019 at 10:32 am #844666

    Yes! I don’t think she has travelled beyond her own province in about 25 years… so this is a bit scary for her! My brother is helping her apply for a passport and I’m helping her book a flight that will avoid the big airports.

    I’m super excited to show her my new city!

    June 4, 2019 at 9:22 am #844654

    Everything has felt pretty smooth, to be honest. Nothing about it has felt like a difficult transition.

    I do miss my mom a lot and I felt pretty homesick around Thanksgiving… but I was able to find pumpkin puree in the “American” aisle at the grocery store so I made a pumpkin pie anyway.

    I also really miss dill pickles and coffee cream hahaha. But I’ve gotten used to drinking my coffee with milk now.

    Living with my boyfriend has been really great!

    He’s ridiculously messy, but I was well aware of that before I moved in. I kind of feel like I’m always tidying up after a messy toddler and I nag him a bit to make more of an effort to pick up after himself.

    But at the same time… he does so much else for me and for us. He actually feels like my partner, like we’re a team! So it has been really nice just being together and creating a home together.

    He has been really supportive of my business as well, even though I’m not profitable yet.

    He also travels for work about once a month. So I still get enough “alone time” which I enjoy. He’s usually gone about 5 days at a time, which is perfect. It’s enough time for me to enjoy having the bed to myself, but not so long that I really start missing him (once he was gone for 16 days… that sucked and I missed him a lot).

    Everything here feels pretty good! I just wish I could teleport (or apparate?) so I could see my mom more often.

    June 4, 2019 at 4:16 am #844638

    @Copa things are really good here but nothing exciting to share. I feel pretty settled in here. I can’t believe it’s been 10 months already!!

    I love our neighbourhood! I love our flat. My mom is coming to visit me in September so I’m starting to get really really excited about that!

    I’m still working hard at starting my own business, which is actually a lot harder than I thought, to be honest. But I’m still going!

    June 3, 2019 at 1:26 pm #844610

    @TheHizzy I was thinking about you the other day!! Hope all goes well with the wedding. And I hope you’ll find a way to share a few photos with us!!

    December 24, 2018 at 9:08 pm #813027

    This MUST be the same lady.

    November 28, 2018 at 2:36 pm #810343

    @dinoceros exactly! and they’ve only been living together a month! not a good sign…

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