Western Canadian MNer meet-up - sign in here!(140 Posts)
Who's up for a meet-up in BC?
Or Alberta, depending on how many we get.
Sign in here with your location and your preferred meet-up spot!
I'm just east of Vancouver. Anywhere in the Lower Mainland or BC Interior would work for me.
We'll probably have to look at a date in the New Year, but let's start planning now.
OMG MrsT that made me snort out loud!!!! You're funny.
FB quiche up and running. 6 members so far. Anyone else?..... <leaves tempting chocolate cookie crumbs pointing towards quiche>
We're off to Seattle in a few moments. Will poke my head in when I can.
BTW those of you with one child, (or actually more than one, we're not fussy) who wants to join another quiche that's very warm and welcoming
and likes and are generally a bit mad in a wonderful way do come join us in the One Child Tea Room. One Child Topic, I think the current one is located in New England (we move virtual locations with every thread), and it's Tea Room the 34th. Don't let that scare you off. We're a lovely group. <leaves more tempting crumbs, perhaps shortbread, and a trail of wine bottles>
I have one child. DH won't let me have any more because he wants to eventually sleep ever again, what a wimp. If I can bring myself to give up, I will join you. Probably next week because I said no DC after 40 and the fateful day is next week.
Have fun in Seattle.
MrsTP - Tell your DH that we had the incredible non-sleeping children in this household for several years, but now have to drag them out of bed of a morning. It does get better, honestly!
Just don't mention the fact that ds2 was no better than ds1, when everyone said we couldn't possibly have 2 that slept so badly...
Come join us anyway. We have some who have two, some who have one but are still wobbly about it, some have one by choice and some by necessity. We've even had a visitor from the multiples thread
she tried but it wasn't contagious
Just emerging from a couple of horrid days of stomach flu (groan) Another thing I'm looking forward to in Canada: lower population density = fewer nursery/playgroup diseases, right? right? God I hope
Anyhoo, MrsT in answer to your earlier question I work in a pretty specific field of art & design, you'll probably see when I join the FB group. I turned 40 in March, it is great I now leave the house looking slovenly and tutting and the young uns. He he. So happy birthday!
Jacksmania have a great time in Seattle, I plan to visit there too when we move West will peek into the Tea Room as well
Oh eeewww easily - I loathe stomach bugs. The last one we had was nearly three years ago, we all had a bout of norovirus and even though it wasn't a really bad case, we all still shudder thinking about it.
Glad you're feeling better
I only have my phone with me here so might not be able to make changes to the group until tomorrow.
I thought I would come and bump us in case there are more Western Canadian MNers out there.
Someone bought me a 2013 diary this week. You lot are the first thing in it .
I definitely can't make 19 Jan. It's a week after my birthday and DH is actually working on my birthday, so that's the weekend we get to celebrate it. I think he might be a bit miffed if I buggered off.
If there's another later in the year I will try and make it.
Jacksmania I have PMd you (hopefully). I only have one child, so I'll take a look in the Tea Room
MerryChristMoose (formerly known as SomewhereInCanada)
Got your PM, Moose, have responded
We'll have a drink to celebrate your birthday and hopefully you can join us next time!
I'll be joining the BC ranks at the end of February and will be in dire need of some hand holding and back patting (will provide cake), sad to miss the meet up
I'm in Victoria am I too late to join?
MrsTP fancy a cup of tea and cake in Murchies one day?
Hi All, sorry I disappeared off the face of the earth for a while...special sorry for Jacksmania who was trying to arrange a meet-up. Well I am sat up in my hospital bed, waiting for the sodding breakfast tray to arrive (Cream of Wheat anyone?) and SALIVATING at the thought of curry. Yes I have had my baby - a boy! - and am trying not to panic at the thought of leaving the nice nurses, endless cups of tea on tap (even though it is Red Rose gnats pea), to leave in the next couple of days to the chaos that is my home in Vancouver ...
I shall earmark my Mat Pay for Vij's and say sod it to the Hydro Bill. Please do not let me back out of this date...just what I need to take my mind off my drug-induced, embroidered tummy, homesicky, feeling like Orphan Annie, chomped boob, surgical gown flashing my un-pert bum at complete strangers. Keep telling everyone I have had Major Abdominal Surgery and finally DH said wearily to me 'Im sure you're not the first patient on the Maternity Floor to have a C Section'...
I had a CS with my first, and then 2 vbacs. There is no denying that childbirth can be one hell of a shock, whichever way it goes, so you have my absolute empathy. When are you due to go home? I had my CS in Germany, with no staff that spoke English, and they essentially leave you flat on your back for two days to recover (not allowed out of bed) and then lever you upright with a suppository and crane you onto a commode for half an hour. Glamourous it is not! They keep you in for a week, but I escaped after 5 days...
Ds is my only Canadian baby.
Kudos on you for planning to make the meet-up from your hospital bed though!
Awwww, that new baby time is so precious. <broody>
OK gang - I suppose I'm
unofficially in charge of arranging the meet-up.
Jan 19 is the date. The plan is to meet at Vij's in Vancouver, at a time to be determined.
Crazyforbaby, would you like to join our FB quiche? And anyone else who wants to meet up, of course! PM me your RL name if you're on FB and I'll PM you mine. I'm guaranteed to be the only Jacksmania RealName on FB so it's easier for people to find me
So looking forward to meeting everyone!
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