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Forum: Home & Family 06-15-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,618
Posted By MerrySilver
My family in the US is HUGE on the holidays. My...

My family in the US is HUGE on the holidays. My husband is sorta-Jewish and he doesn't understand why I'm such a huge Christmas freak. So the only thing I'll probably be doing is participating in the...
Forum: Exercise 06-15-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 50
Sticky: Walking
Views: 3,566
Posted By MerrySilver
I drop so much weight by walking!! I don't drive,...

I drop so much weight by walking!! I don't drive, and fortunately I now live in a suburban area with easy access to downtown, so I can walk pretty much anywhere I please :) It sure as heck has been...
Forum: Christmas Together 10-18-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,312
Posted By MerrySilver
What I've noticed, personally, is that there...

What I've noticed, personally, is that there aren't nearly as many shoppers on a day to day basis than I used to see. My friend's mother and stepfather are selling their gorgeous, expensive house to...
Forum: Christmas Together 10-14-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6,616
Views: 290,127
Posted By MerrySilver
Indian summer is slowly ending here. It's windy...

Indian summer is slowly ending here. It's windy today, with brilliant leaves blowing everywhere under the pale azure sky, and the smell of burning leaves on the air is absolutely wonderful. It was...
Forum: Christmas Together 10-05-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,174
Posted By MerrySilver
Ever since arriving in Canada after years of...

Ever since arriving in Canada after years of isolation in rural Virginia, I'm slowly starting to become more of a social person. I still have pretty bad anxiety issues that make me have attacks...
Forum: Christmas Together 10-05-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,065
Posted By MerrySilver
I start thinking about it all the way back in...

I start thinking about it all the way back in late August, sometimes picking up a few small gifts to go ahead and put away. But for me, Christmas season officially starts at the end of the Macy's...
Forum: Christmas Together 10-05-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6,616
Views: 290,127
Posted By MerrySilver
Autumn has struck Canada with a sudden blow. The...

Autumn has struck Canada with a sudden blow. The high is only going to be 54*F today, and very grim and cloudy out, and it's been so cold at night!! They were calling for flurries tonight, which my...
Forum: Fun & Games 09-23-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 13,464
Posted By MerrySilver
I like a wide array of music, from Slipknot to...

I like a wide array of music, from Slipknot to Japanese pop to Daft Punk to Basshunter to Celtic Woman. It really depends on my mood. Two of my most favourite artists are Nightwish and Sarah...
Forum: Traditions & Memories 08-29-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,282
Posted By MerrySilver
I collect any kind of decoration/ornament that's...

I collect any kind of decoration/ornament that's nautical or dolphin in nature, as well as the small porcelain village pieces you can buy at Walmart every year. My mother collects ornaments in...
Forum: Hall of Fame 08-29-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5,102
Views: 325,047
Posted By MerrySilver
Good evening, Christmas friends! The leaves are...

Good evening, Christmas friends! The leaves are changing and falling here already, and autumn is on its way! I'm sitting here listening to some Christmas music :)
Forum: Chit Chat 08-29-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By MerrySilver
Oh thank you so much for posting this, it's a...

Oh thank you so much for posting this, it's a WONDERFUL boost!!!
Forum: Chit Chat 08-29-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By MerrySilver
Spritz, peppermint pinwheels, candy canes in a...

Spritz, peppermint pinwheels, candy canes in a cup of hot chocolate, chocolate covered cherries, egg nog by the gallon LOL, pumpkin pie, sugar & shortbread & butter cookies, and pretty much anything...
Forum: Hall of Fame 08-26-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5,102
Views: 325,047
Posted By MerrySilver
A chilly evening up here near Toronto...hope you...

A chilly evening up here near Toronto...hope you all are having a good night (or day, depending on where you are). I'm in the Christmas spirit for sure!
Forum: Christmas Together 08-26-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,885
Posted By MerrySilver
I love it, but not as much as I did as a child (I...

I love it, but not as much as I did as a child (I called tinsel "magic sticks" that Santa put on the tree when I was very little). We can't have any this year because we have four cats who would...
Forum: Christmas Together 08-26-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6,616
Views: 290,127
Posted By MerrySilver
Summer is quickly drawing to a close. Leaves are...

Summer is quickly drawing to a close. Leaves are starting to turn yellow and fall from certain trees, and it's still so cool and breezy here. It's currently 58*F out there and cooling down even more.
Forum: Introductions 08-26-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By MerrySilver
Welcome from a fellow (newbie to the country, but...

Welcome from a fellow (newbie to the country, but nonetheless) Canadian! :D
Forum: Hall of Fame 08-22-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5,102
Views: 325,047
Posted By MerrySilver
Another Friday closer to Christmas, everyone!!...

Another Friday closer to Christmas, everyone!! It's pretty warm here today but the past week has been very cool and autumn-like, just wonderful!
Forum: Christmas Together 08-22-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 215,729
Posted By MerrySilver
Yummy veggie pizza, loaded with banana peppers...

Yummy veggie pizza, loaded with banana peppers and onions on top of lots of gooey cheese :)
Forum: Christmas Together 08-22-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,473
Posted By MerrySilver
Oh gosh, where do I start? :) I love everyryone's...

Oh gosh, where do I start? :) I love everyryone's answers so far!

- The smell of Scotch tape and new wrapping paper
- Watching children at play
- A cool afternoon with crickets chirping...
Forum: Christmas Together 08-17-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6,616
Views: 290,127
Posted By MerrySilver
81 degrees and cloudy here :D

81 degrees and cloudy here :D
Forum: Christmas Controversy & Opinion 08-14-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,608
Posted By MerrySilver
They go up the weekend after Thanksgiving (though...

They go up the weekend after Thanksgiving (though now that I'm in Canada in a household of Christmas non-nuts who put the decorations up the 2nd week of December, I dunno what I'll do now :(), and...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-14-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,241
Posted By MerrySilver
I usually think about it all year, but mostly...

I usually think about it all year, but mostly starting in late August (just in time for the Holiday Grand Plan, no less). But since this summer here has been so lukewarm and sometimes chilly, I've...
Forum: Hall of Fame 08-09-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5,102
Views: 325,047
Posted By MerrySilver
Good afternoon, Christmas lovers! It's chilly and...

Good afternoon, Christmas lovers! It's chilly and grey and rainy here in Toronto at the moment...not like a typical August at all from where I'm from (Virginia). It feels like autumn already, which...
Forum: Christmas Together 08-09-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6,616
Views: 290,127
Posted By MerrySilver
Rather chilly, grey, and very rainy with a severe...

Rather chilly, grey, and very rainy with a severe storm watch up. *shivers and settles down with a hot bagel*
Forum: Home & Family 08-08-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,269
Posted By MerrySilver
My parents have a gorgeous porcelain set that's...

My parents have a gorgeous porcelain set that's pretty big...it's breathtaking. I have a little bitty cutesy one but may get a new one this year.
Forum: Chit Chat 08-07-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,169
Posted By MerrySilver
Usually three, not counting sticking ornaments on...

Usually three, not counting sticking ornaments on the giant holly bush we had :) One big green one with multicolour lights, a smaller white one, and an even smaller green one with fibre-optic lights...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-07-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,301
Posted By MerrySilver
Mine would be Valentine's Day, where all...

Mine would be Valentine's Day, where all relationships seem to hang in the balance and men everywhere break the bank being commercially coerced into "proving" their love. Bunch of rubbish I say.
Forum: Fun & Games 08-07-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8,532
Views: 180,242
Posted By MerrySilver
Delicious

Delicious
Forum: Hall of Fame 08-07-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5,102
Views: 325,047
Posted By MerrySilver
SparkleNana - I lived in the Roanoke area of VA...

SparkleNana - I lived in the Roanoke area of VA for almost 12 years...cicadas are definitely a marker of August for much of the country :D They're even up here in Toronto but only on hot days. And...
Forum: Home & Family 08-04-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,360
Posted By MerrySilver
I enjoy snuggling under a blanket and watching a...

I enjoy snuggling under a blanket and watching a holiday movie, listening to music, or writing in my journal with some Christmasy candles lit.
Forum: Fun & Games 08-04-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4,431
Views: 107,197
Posted By MerrySilver
Queenly little snowlady figures :) R

Queenly little snowlady figures :)

R
Forum: Fun & Games 08-04-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 98,734
Posted By MerrySilver
Orange-Cranberry Bread (I have a recipe for this...

Orange-Cranberry Bread (I have a recipe for this somewhere :))

~P~
Forum: Chit Chat 08-04-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,456
Posted By MerrySilver
Wow, excellent finds!! Don't you love finding...

Wow, excellent finds!! Don't you love finding Christmas stuff at yard sales for really cheap? =D
Forum: Halloween 08-04-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,329
Posted By MerrySilver
I'll start decorating for fall on the first day...

I'll start decorating for fall on the first day of fall, and Halloween I'll do around the 2nd week in October. :)
Forum: Fun & Games 08-03-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 32,522
Posted By MerrySilver
Slippers S

Slippers

S
Forum: Christmas Together 08-03-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6,616
Views: 290,127
Posted By MerrySilver
A very beautiful, sunny day without a drop of...

A very beautiful, sunny day without a drop of rain for once! My bf's mom and I got to enjoy a bit of gardening this afternoon in the sun and listening to gulls, crickets, and cicadas without worrying...
Forum: Hall of Fame 08-03-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5,102
Views: 325,047
Posted By MerrySilver
Target has their trees up already, Greeen? Wow, I...

Target has their trees up already, Greeen? Wow, I think that's the earliest yet! COOL!

I've been singing and humming a few Christmas songs to myself since yesterday, heheh :) Summer is slowly...
Forum: Thanksgiving 08-01-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,754
Posted By MerrySilver
It's called...Stove Top. LOLOL This year,...

It's called...Stove Top. LOLOL

This year, however, I would love to try a stuffing that does not come in a box for once. :D
Forum: Thanksgiving 08-01-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,281
Posted By MerrySilver
For me, it's definitely pulling out the Christmas...

For me, it's definitely pulling out the Christmas decorations, throwing on some holiday music, and snacking on leftovers :)
Forum: Halloween 08-01-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,222
Posted By MerrySilver
What I love about autumn (my fave season!) -...

What I love about autumn (my fave season!)

- It gets darker earlier
- Indulging in warm fuzzy sweaters, hot drinks, and fleece blankets.
- The brilliant foilage
- Preparing for Halloween and...
Forum: Christmas Together 08-01-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,089
Posted By MerrySilver
It really is hard to believe that the year has...

It really is hard to believe that the year has gone by so fast! I've already been in Canada for two months almost, and it seems like I just got here yesterday! I noticed at Walmart this evening that...
Forum: Lights & Decorations 08-01-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By MerrySilver
For me, when I lived in the States, it was...

For me, when I lived in the States, it was usually Walmart, Target, Lowe's, eBay or Hallmark, and yard sales. I also love making my own :) Now that I'm in Toronto with a lot more variety, I'm not...
Forum: Christmas Decorations 08-01-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By MerrySilver
Have you tried putting them in a lovely little...

Have you tried putting them in a lovely little Christmassy gift box with a lid and storing them that way, so they don't get all mangled? :-D
Forum: Traditions & Memories 08-01-2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,818
Posted By MerrySilver
I usually wrap with pretty paper, but I also make...

I usually wrap with pretty paper, but I also make good use of gift bags & boxes :)
Forum: Traditions & Memories 08-01-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,611
Posted By MerrySilver
I LOVE making gifts for people, such as gifts in...

I LOVE making gifts for people, such as gifts in a jar (not always food ones, either), and beaded or other crafty items. I'm taking up knitting, so hopefully there will be some knitted gifts as well...
Forum: Traditions & Memories 07-31-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,112
Posted By MerrySilver
We've always had fake trees :) I love putting...

We've always had fake trees :) I love putting sachets of real douglas fir needles under the tree skirt or hidden in the branches to give at least some of the effect of a real tree. We'll probably...
Forum: Fun & Games 07-31-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 98,734
Posted By MerrySilver
Quiche! Yummm :) *R*

Quiche! Yummm :)

*R*
Forum: Home & Family 07-31-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By MerrySilver
I haven't started any Christmas shopping as of...

I haven't started any Christmas shopping as of yet, but I'm already making some decorations and gifts :D I've been very busy with all that and I'll get nothing but busier as the weeks progress. Last...
Forum: Home & Family 07-31-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By MerrySilver
Brand-new (and unofficial) Canadian here! :D

Brand-new (and unofficial) Canadian here! :D
Forum: Hall of Fame 07-31-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5,102
Views: 325,047
Posted By MerrySilver
Hello everyone...I'm new to the forum but already...

Hello everyone...I'm new to the forum but already full of such spirit in my first few posts! :D I can't believe the holidays are so close! It's the beginning of August already, and here I am already...
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