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Re: Ring before or after?

I am married, and we got engaged rather spontaneously without a ring (other than that from my phone when he sent me a text from the emergency room of a hospital in another province (he was away for a couple weeks) asking me). We thought about getting an engagement ring (actually rings, as DH would h...

by RaiKai

July 21st, 2010, 8:18 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: Ring before or after?

Replies: 25

Views: 658
Re: anyone have suprise stones inside your wedding bands?

I have a garnet surprise stone in my "e-ring" (to represent month we got married) and mine and DH's birthstones (ruby and peridot) are side by side in my wedding band. Both are set at the "bottom" of the rings, though are a bit offset due to sizing. I don't think it was a waste o...

by RaiKai

July 19th, 2010, 12:48 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: anyone have suprise stones inside your wedding bands?

Replies: 23

Views: 4871
Re: WELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!

I do not even really want to touch this with a 10-foot pole as my reaction was the same as Indy's (and I am going back to your other thread that I JUST posted on before seeing this thread).....but I will ditto all the other posters, ALL of them. Seriously, if you do not learn to back off, and not to...

by RaiKai

July 16th, 2010, 10:09 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: WELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!

Replies: 111

Views: 2680
Re: More News! and is this selfish???

To give some perspective (since it seems by reading this thread that my reply to the original post that yes, OP was being selfish and immature, was one of the posts that has led to all of whatever this has become....). And I know OP has come back many times and said she appreciates all the advice, s...

by RaiKai

July 16th, 2010, 9:50 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: More News! and is this selfish???

Replies: 87

Views: 2500
Re: How Many Months of Salary Did You (or He) Spend on an E-

As for your situation, it sounds like you don't see the value in buying an engagement ring, so this really is a conversation that I think you should be having with your SO rather than us. I think it really doesn't matter what any of us did, or why we made our decision. What matters is that the two ...

by RaiKai

July 16th, 2010, 9:14 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How Many Months of Salary Did You (or He) Spend on an E-Ring

Replies: 62

Views: 1286
Re: vent

Just because she was aware the guy had terminal cancer when they started dating, does not make it any less hard, and I think to say she "brought it on herself" is incredibly harsh. Brought on what? Falling in love with someone? Wanting to get to know someone, despite their illness? How was...

by RaiKai

July 16th, 2010, 8:58 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: vent

Replies: 17

Views: 536
Re: A good news update on my 9-year old friend

Thanks for the update, I am really, really, happy to hear she is doing well. As I told you, I have had a couple people close to me not have such a wonderful outcome, so I was quite concerned, and I am just so relieved to hear your friend is one of those who is having a positive outcome!

by RaiKai

July 16th, 2010, 8:33 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A good news update on my 9-year old friend

Replies: 21

Views: 193
Re: The Running Thread

Does anyone have a quicky list of stretches they do before and after running? Also, when you are having aches in the legs... not pain, just ache sort of in the bones of my lower leg... how long do you rest?? I feel like I need to take a day off of our every second day thing, I am worried about inju...

by RaiKai

July 16th, 2010, 8:22 am

Forum: Healthy Lifestyle

Topic: The Running Thread

Replies: 189

Views: 5816
Re: The Running Thread

RaiKai The between the toes part of the shoes does look uncomfortable, like Kelpie said. Have you tried them on? Dreamer, yes I have tried them on in store and walked around and ran around a bit in them in the store and I found them very comfortable. Like slippers, or a second skin. I have not got ...

by RaiKai

July 16th, 2010, 8:11 am

Forum: Healthy Lifestyle

Topic: The Running Thread

Replies: 189

Views: 5816
Re: Diplomas: do you frame 'em, hang 'em, roll 'em? what?

My diploma is in one of my husband's portfolio boxes. I'd rather hang up art in the office than a diploma. I doubt I'll shell out the cash to get it framed. I have too much art to frame first! Ha me too, but I have plenty of hooks and wallspace! I have about 5-6 pieces of art hanging up right now -...

by RaiKai

July 15th, 2010, 3:52 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Diplomas: do you frame 'em, hang 'em, roll 'em? what?

Replies: 42

Views: 401
Re: How Many Months of Salary Did You (or He) Spend on an E-

I originally did not have an e-ring, by choice at the time. We just went with wedding rings. After we were married, I purchased one. I used my tax return and spent less than one month salary. I did not get a diamond. It was what I was comfortable with spending (and of course DH was comfortable with ...

by RaiKai

July 15th, 2010, 3:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How Many Months of Salary Did You (or He) Spend on an E-Ring

Replies: 62

Views: 1286
Re: Do you and your SO work well together?

For those who said they're competitive with with their husbands/SOs, how are you competitive? For me - everything is quite literally a competition, unless we have no reason to compete (ie. neither of us know anything - and honestly even then it becomes 'who gets it first' - or one person is the ack...

by RaiKai

July 15th, 2010, 2:44 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you and your SO work well together?

Replies: 25

Views: 253
Re: Diplomas: do you frame 'em, hang 'em, roll 'em? what?

Well, for the past 10 years my B.A. diploma has been sitting in a box - unframed. My L.L.B diploma has also been sitting in a box for the last year - unframed. Once I get my formal admission to the Bar, I intend to frame all three and hang them in my office where there are three hooks conveniently a...

by RaiKai

July 15th, 2010, 1:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Diplomas: do you frame 'em, hang 'em, roll 'em? what?

Replies: 42

Views: 401
Re: Do you and your SO work well together?

Yes, we do. One of the things I really about our relationship is how easygoing we are as a team, yet how respectful we are toward each others individuality, and how well we work together. It just feels quite natural, and easy, to be honest. And, as another poster mentioned, it feels somewhat rewardi...

by RaiKai

July 15th, 2010, 1:26 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you and your SO work well together?

Replies: 25

Views: 253
Re: Any barefoot runners or minimalist/VFF runners here?

Hey beach, I think one of the main advantages, I have found so far, is it really has me pay more attention to my running (i.e. where I step!) and my form which for me keeps me more interested, and it is FUN too (I have always loved the feeling of running barefoot in grass). I have never been a heel ...

by RaiKai

July 15th, 2010, 12:17 pm

Forum: Healthy Lifestyle

Topic: Any barefoot runners or minimalist/VFF runners here?

Replies: 4

Views: 259
Re: The Running Thread

As a basic intro, I have been running for many years, but the reasons or intensity have varied. I have never been very fast, but I have always had reasonable endurance. Which is rather annoying, as my bio father was very fast and held many high school records for many years, and my mother was a hurd...

by RaiKai

July 15th, 2010, 11:41 am

Forum: Healthy Lifestyle

Topic: The Running Thread

Replies: 189

Views: 5816
Re: The Running Thread

Hey dreamer! I just wanted to welcome you to the world of running! I am a pretty avid runner (6 miles/day usually). As with anything it just takes time! I am recently making the transition to barefoot running or minimalist shoe running and am enjoying it even more. So it feels a bit like I am start...

by RaiKai

July 15th, 2010, 11:28 am

Forum: Healthy Lifestyle

Topic: The Running Thread

Replies: 189

Views: 5816
Re: Any barefoot runners or minimalist/VFF runners here?

I don't do this myself, but I know many people who do. My husband is a muscle specialist, he specializes in the foot, and many of his colleagues are very enthusiastic barefoot runners. Well, many of them do everything barefoot, actually. They study biomechanics for a living. Good luck with your bar...

by RaiKai

July 14th, 2010, 2:03 pm

Forum: Healthy Lifestyle

Topic: Any barefoot runners or minimalist/VFF runners here?

Replies: 4

Views: 259
Any barefoot runners or minimalist/VFF runners here?

I just posted on Dreamer's running post that I am shaking up my running a bit (out of a mixture of boredom and curiousity and the need for a new challenge), and starting to transition to barefoot (or socked) running. I also have some Vibram Five Finger's (VFF's) on order which I am excited to try, e...

by RaiKai

July 14th, 2010, 10:46 am

Forum: Healthy Lifestyle

Topic: Any barefoot runners or minimalist/VFF runners here?

Replies: 4

Views: 259
Re: Learning to run

Hey dreamer! I just wanted to welcome you to the world of running! I am a pretty avid runner (6 miles/day usually). As with anything it just takes time! I am recently making the transition to barefoot running or minimalist shoe running and am enjoying it even more. So it feels a bit like I am starti...

by RaiKai

July 14th, 2010, 10:23 am

Forum: Healthy Lifestyle

Topic: Learning to run

Replies: 26

Views: 649
Re: My parents house burnt down last night

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Take care, all of you.

by RaiKai

July 12th, 2010, 1:37 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: My parents house burnt down last night

Replies: 107

Views: 1781
Re: Posts you wish you'd see

Ha ha, lots of LIW related thread titles here! I agree with every single one of them! I'll add: "You women are all older, and wiser, than me, and I will accept your advice and input without becoming defensive and calling you all bitter and haggard old women as you had to wait until you were......

by RaiKai

July 12th, 2010, 1:31 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Posts you wish you'd see

Replies: 85

Views: 1648
Re: Posts you wish you'd see

Ha ha, lots of LIW related thread titles here! I agree with every single one of them! I'll add: "You women are all older, and wiser, than me, and I will accept your advice and input without becoming defensive and calling you all bitter and haggard old women as you had to wait until you were...*...

by RaiKai

July 12th, 2010, 1:25 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Posts you wish you'd see

Replies: 85

Views: 1648
Re: Posts you wish you'd see

I refuse to vaccinate my child because we're superheroes and resistant to all illnesses! That sounds like more of a Bump post that one DOES see on a regular basis, Hudson! I would however like to take yours and add a bit: "I refuse to vaccinate my child because vaccinations are useless they do...

by RaiKai

July 12th, 2010, 1:15 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Posts you wish you'd see

Replies: 85

Views: 1648
Re: is your SO a JUNK accumulator?

No. Neither of us like having a lot of "stuff" around (I probably have a bit more than him, but even then it is a lot less than most!). He is even more of a firm anti-accumulator than I am. If we aren't using it, and do not have a firm plan to use it (other than "it might get used one...

by RaiKai

July 12th, 2010, 1:02 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: is your SO a JUNK accumulator?

Replies: 41

Views: 424
Re: Grad school costs..

Raikai- Was it hard working and going to school full time as well? One of my close friends recently changed her mind about attending her dream school to attend a local school for a master's in education; she spent the last six months working two jobs, and hated how exhausted she was. She realized i...

by RaiKai

July 12th, 2010, 10:18 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grad school costs..

Replies: 53

Views: 777
Re: Please remove me...

Wow, that did not take long! I expected it was coming, but even this took me by surprise. :wink2: Anyway, congrats Mon, I am super pumped for you both and I wish you both a very blessed future together as you embark on this new adventure. You are always one of those posters I feel the most drawn to,...

by RaiKai

July 12th, 2010, 9:15 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: Please remove me...

Replies: 116

Views: 3483
Re: Grad school costs..

Did you pay out of pocket? Did you have funding? Did you think it was worth it if you paid out of pocket? I'm interested in hearing from all disciplines! Thanks in advance. 8) Law school. I was 100% responsible to pay my own way. For the first year or so, I was able to sharing living expenses with ...

by RaiKai

July 12th, 2010, 9:10 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grad school costs..

Replies: 53

Views: 777
Re: Are you in credit card debt?

I do have debt on my credit card, about $2K. I should have it paid off my December this year though, and I don't use it to buy anything more on it. Additionally, I have about $50K as a mixture of student loans, and student line of credit debt, from law school. And that was after getting about $25K i...

by RaiKai

July 12th, 2010, 8:58 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Are you in credit card debt?

Replies: 125

Views: 2169
Re: will you work for minimum wage?

I have worked minimum wage in past, so yes, I would, if I needed to or if I enjoyed the job (and was not hurting because of it). However, I quite honestly would not be able to make ends meet right now on minimum wage (not with my student loan debt), and I would not work my current job for minimum wa...

by RaiKai

July 12th, 2010, 8:37 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: will you work for minimum wage?

Replies: 36

Views: 706