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Old 01-31-2012, 08:15 AM   #136
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Good Morning...I'm too busy to read all the post, will catch up tonight maybe. We pulled all the cupboards out of DD's house yesterday with the help of my brother. Ever watched those home make-overs when they go in with a mallet and smash everything? That's pretty much what we did except for the cupboard doors. The cabinets were built into the house in 1932 and all the cabinet doors and hinges are pretty neat. We're going to give all the doors/hinges away to whoever wants them, maybe use them for some basement cabinets or laundry room cabinets. Today we're going to remove many layers of flooring if possible, check on some good deals of new flooring. I won't be posting much this week since we'll be at Tiff's house. She can't afford to hire this work done and we're still capable of doing the grunt work. Home Depot delivered all the new cabinets yesterday, can't wait to open up all the boxes. Have a great day everyone and I'll post the new February G.G's right now to be used TOMORROW.
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I got on the scale this morning and I am up 4 lbs. See? This is what happens when I get out of the habit of weighing daily. I get complacent and lie to myself, telling myself that my indulging isn't causing any problems. I know this is from the over-carbing I have been doing lately so I know what to do to get back in control. I would have rather caught it when it was 1 lb instead of 4.

Marie - The forum with all the fighting and name calling was an AOL message board. Stuff was done there that was actually illegal. It was supposed to be monitored and offending posts were to be removed and repeat offenders kicked off, but AOL was making money from it's members and didn't want to lose not $1, so they did nothing. Eventually, the board was closed down. It's really amazing what people will post when they are anonymous. Things they would never say to someone's face. I really love GG!!

Karen31 - I'm glad your headache is gone. I am fortunate that I do not get headaches for some reason. I was concerned for you with the amount of ibprofen you took in just a few hours, but I guess when you are really feeling terrible you do what you have to do!

Lynn - I am the same way with the clutter and the flat surfaces. My dining room table is the worse for this!

I am so glad the DR did the culture and found the source of your problem. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Bobbi - How is the new cabinet project going? Are you installing the new cabinets, or is Home Depot doing the installation? DH and his brother installed ours, and they did a fantastic job. Of course, they just replaced cabinets with cabinets...didn't do any rearranging. That would have been more difficult. (I just saw your post that you are doing the installation yourself. Hope all goes well.)

Zoe - I never ate sweet potatoes in my life until I was 60 years old. The candied ones just looked gross to me and I never knew you could eat them plain. Once I tried them, I loved them! DH doesn't eat sweet potatoes but wants white potatoes every day. Naturally, I don't make them when we have something like spaghetti or lasagne for dinner and he goes into withdrawal. I could make him a big plate of fried potatoes for his dinner and he would be happy. For some reason, my grandfather did not allow potatoes and bread at the same meal. He was from England, and I don't know if that was their tradition or not.

Maryea - I'm glad you were able to return your Cusinart and get another one that you liked. My DH is famous for returning things. I have been known to hide in stores while he argues with them sometimes, but he usually gets his way in the end. I am more timid about it, but I WILL return something that doesn't work the way it is advertised to work.

I'm glad to hear your brother is home with no heart attack, but something is causing his symptoms. I hope they figure it out and you get to see him soon.

Karen3 - Glad to hear your echo was good. That doesn't solve the problem of your shortness of breath, so I hope you get that one figured out. I had one a week or so ago and haven't heard back, but they might not call unless they find something. Maybe I will call to be sure.

All - I think as we grow older and the girls start to go south we need to change the style of bra we wear. What we wore when we were young and perky just don't cut it anymore. Now we need more support, in the front, sides and back! I have never felt comfortable in a sports bra, and I have tried different styles. They just aren't for me.
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Ending one course and beginning another. Today, I have my last elementary school assembly for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Good Morning GG's,

Worked the weekend, but I figure you all know that by now. If i'm not here for several days I'm working. I come back and there are so many posts. Isn't that awsome!!! I did read all the posts this morning. Yesterday was catchup day. I'm not home to do housework for 2 days and the house is a disaster. DH (believe me I'm not thinking in those terms right now) is home and nothing gets done. Do men just not see that the floor is dirty and the laundry is spilling over? Is it a genetic thing? We got our first snow fall that actually covered the ground and stayed.

Karen, I couldn't figure out what the post ment, didn't dream it was you outing yourself! ha!

Z, I'll take the kisses and deal with the consequences later too. Hope the cold is short lived.

Rosie, i hope DH continues to feel well, and you don't find too many things that he can't eat.

slmn11, I haven't been on other sites and can't imagine a group that is so unkind to the members. And why anyone would stay on there and listen to that.

Bobbi, Don't work too hard and take care of yourself. Tearing down cabinets? Not sure I would be up for that. Although we did remodel our kitchen years ago.

Karen, glad that the test results went well. what is up with the breathing? Did you talk to the Dr. about it?

Lynn, I had a bladder infection that I couldn't get rid of years ago. I took antibiotics for a month and then kept a perscription on hand and started them at the first sign of symptoms. I hope you feel better. That is a miserable feeling.

Stuff to do, so I better go do it.

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Good Morning Tuesday Gals,
I read all your posts. Yes alot of conversation going on in #9. Today I am reading and not so much commenting.

Have a good day all. Off to exercise.

Have a good evening all. Thanks Lily girl for telling me I look good and not to worry about weighing on scale.Your right so aye I am not going to weigh in only once a month. Now that is not worrying. Tee,hee.

Actually my clothes are telling me more then the scale. My tops and jeans are getting loser. Ya! Some jeans even baggy.
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Morning GG's,

Bee, I know what you mean about clothing getting looser - it's both good and bad as I feel frumpy in my ill-fitting pants but don't want to spend the money on new ones. :-( I would love to eventually get to a size 10 (dream) and splurge on new duds.

It's supposed to get over 60 today here and there's blue sky and sunshine! I've already walked about a mile outside and will do it again this afternoon. Have been fairly good and OP and lost another half pound. Why is it so much easier to gain than to lose?

Have a good day everyone!
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Lynn, I had a bladder infection that I couldn't get rid of years ago. I took antibiotics for a month and then kept a perscription on hand and started them at the first sign of symptoms. I hope you feel better. That is a miserable feeling.
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I was REALLY happy to hear that it is an infection and that I don't need those painful tests.

I have a feeling that I might be picking up the infection from the pool. I only use it when I have company (they like the pool). Seems to me the last few infections have happened after going to the pool.

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Actually my clothes are telling me more then the scale. My tops and jeans are getting loser. Ya! Some jeans even baggy.
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CONGRATULATIONS! I LOVE it when my clothes are too big! MUCH more important that the numbers on a scale.

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Rosey, you are a kind and good woman. Your grizzly bear is lucky to have you.

Rie, no chance I wouldn't keep the appt. I want to know what's going on. I just have so little faith in the medical establishment to actually diagnose something. I'm guessing that your medical reimbursement was a use or lose by Dec 31st 2011??? That would just bite.

Lynn, I'm glad that you have a diagnosis. Gives me some hope for those dr types.

Isabella, it's so nice of you to share your buns. Hehehehe...

KarenFL, have you been tested by a pulmunary specialist as to why you're short of breath? Asthma perhaps?

Mary, YES!!!! on the ads. I'm a skier, so my cookie history shows that and this site is posting loud movies about skiing safety. It has gotten annoying. But alas, they don't charge us and the ads are the only revenue they get for all our fun. And great job on returning the blender to Costco. I hope your new one doesn't smoke and leak.

Jenye, I know there are few of the GGs that would agree with you on the heat not being liked (aka Donna and Zoe) but I'd love to live where you are now and here in the summer. Give me heat. Hot and sunny. And great job on the weight loss. You're making progress.

Carol Sue, your 4 pound experience is the reason I weigh every day. You aren't alone in getting that scale shock. As much as I don't like the daily fluctuations (water and such) I don't like the :evil: scale laughing at me. BTW, I don't get headaches either. I'd say I've had maybe 5-7 of them over my life. Something to be thankful for. And my girls were never young and perky. I went from flat chested (late bloomer) to oversized overnight. Oversized and pointing south. I've always had minimizer bras with loads of support.

Freda, I believe men can't see a dirty floor because the Y chromosome makes them believe they should never look that far down.

Bee, YAY!!! on loser clothes.

WWoman, just a note on not purchasing new clothes as you lose. I can attest to the fact that buying while losing is a major incentive. Look at some of the nicer 2nd hand shops so you can feel pretty and feeling pretty keeps staying the course so much easier.

I'm thinking I should look into investing in a Starbucks franchise. I'm obsessed and could just get my mochas out my profits.
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Hi everyone! Hope everyone's having a good day. I didn't get to the gym today but dh went to his Tai Chi class. In a little bit I'm going out as I want to buy a couple journals...one for a class I'm taking at church and another for a new series our new pastor is starting on Thurs. They both sound very interesting!

I used my new blender again this morning and it worked well.

On the discussion about men not seeing things...in my experience with my dh..we "see" different things. I think Marie maybe be right about not looking down as far as the floor! My dh quickly notices dishes in the sink, an unmade bed, or laundry (clean or dirty) piled up. He doesn't notice a dirty floor, a dirty table (unless really really bad maybe), or most any housework that needs to be done. I am very fortunate though as when I worked he was always willing to jump in and help with the things that bothered him and when the kids were little he was very helpful with them. Now that we are both retired he doesn't do much housework but will fill the dishwasher now and then. I don't need him to do housework as with just the two of us it isn't that much and I have my own system. He is the one though that does repairs, including changing light bulbs, car maintenance and yard stuff so guess we could be called a traditional couple except I do the finances.

Beesparkle - congrats on the looser clothes. I love that feeling. I was just beginning to enjoy it before the holidays but now I'm back to snugger clothes. Good thing I hadn't bought anything new in a smaller size I guess. Takes me a lotta pounds though before I actually move down to a smaller size because of how I carry my weight.

Bobbi - Sounds like your kitchen project is going well. A lot of work and mess but sounds good. We looked at mirrors and lights for our little bathroom yesterday. I think dh wants a medicine cabinet with a mirror this time. He hasn't had that since we've lived here (34+ years!). I haven't either...but my bathroom was considered the main bath (kids and guests) for a long time so wasn't so needed, plus when it was we used plastic baskets for storing grooming products and that's what I still do.

Freda - I've had frequent UTI's the last couple years so I have an ongoing prescription as you mentioned which I take at first sign of infection too.

Lynn - Do you take tub baths? If you do be sure to pee immediately afterwards. That and after sex is what doc tells me. The latter I rarely forget but sometimes I forget after a tub bath.

Well, need to get going. You all have a good afternoon and evening!

ETA: Karen3 - keep forgetting to tell you I finished the Haunting
Jordan book and I liked it. Thanks for mentioning it. Right now I'm reading The Healer. It's a kind of inspirational book about good people dealing with tragedies and a sister dying but so far it's a little boring and I'm getting close to the end. Despite the blandness, one can't help thinking it would be nice if everyone were so nice and helpful though.
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I am trying to keep up with posts so I do not get too behind to catch up.

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Lynn, I'm glad that you have a diagnosis. Gives me some hope for those dr types.
I'm thinking I should look into investing in a Starbucks franchise. I'm obsessed and could just get my mochas out my profits. [/color]
Hi Marie,

This Urologist is REALLY good. My GP just tested the urine in the office & said no infection. The Urologist sent it to a lab to be “cultured” (sounds like a finishing school) and not only found the infection, but which antibiotic will kill this one.

I LOVE Starbucks, but until I get over this UTI, I am keeping away from coffee.

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Beesparkle - congrats on the looser clothes. I love that feeling. I was just beginning to enjoy it before the holidays but now I'm back to snugger clothes. Good thing I hadn't bought anything new in a smaller size I guess.
Lynn - Do you take tub baths? If you do be sure to pee immediately afterwards. That and after sex is what doc tells me. The latter I rarely forget but sometimes I forget after a tub bath.
Hi Mary,

I am with you on the clothes being snugger after the holidays. I bought a new pair of Not Your Daughter’s Jeans in November (size 8 petite) because a pair my DD bought for me (size 10 petite) were too big. Guess which size fits me now!

I would not swear to it, but I think I always pee before a bath. What is the logic of waiting until after? I do NOT need to worry about sex. (At least, not about having it.) That has not been part of my life for the last 7 years.
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Lunn, as an experienced UTI sufferer, the logic behind peeing after a bath is because the bath water can easily get bacteria (from other body parts) and then it swishes around your body as you relax in the tub, or pool, or hot tub. The idea is to pee afterward to flush the urethra clean so any bacteria can't get to the bladder. Since chickies have a short urethra, you have to make sure they're flushed as soon as there is any possibility of contamination. Aka after sex as well.
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Hi everyone another "grumpy"day in the neighborhood.honestly i wish i could tell dh to quit feeling so sry for himself sometimes an attitude adjustment does wonders for how you feel grrr he wouldnt take it well right now and i know when to keep my mouth shut as far as cleaning my dh is most happy to point out what needs done but doesnt lift a finger to help hes a very gender orintated guy.mens work and womens work however i make a honey do list and stick it under his coffee cup and he does them at his own pace and crosses the list off.. i keep reminding myself he brings me flowers.so to combat the wanting to bean him in the headlites with a rolling pin i got out my bead books and beads and am now happily creating a pair of earrings. hoping your day is sunshine and flowers rosey

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Mary, smart move with the blender. Glad you're enjoying your new one.

Jenye, hope your weather cools down soon. Yeah, on the weight loss!

Bobbie, thanks for starting February's GG thread. You're always thinking ahead.

Carol Sue, you'll soon get those 4 lbs gone. Do what's good for you with the scales.

Hi Freda. It's always good to see you. Yeah, men....

Marie, Hehehehe. I thought someone would think the "buns" were funny.

Hello to everyone I haven't mentioned.


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Lynn, as an experienced UTI sufferer, the logic behind peeing after a bath is because the bath water can easily get bacteria (from other body parts) and then it swishes around your body as you relax in the tub, or pool, or hot tub. The idea is to pee afterward to flush the urethra clean so any bacteria can't get to the bladder. Since chickies have a short urethra, you have to make sure they're flushed as soon as there is any possibility of contamination. Aka after sex as well.
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Thank you. I will work on developing this habit.

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Hi everyone another "grumpy"day in the neighborhood.honestly i wish i could tell dh to quit feeling so sry for himself sometimes an attitude adjustment does wonders for how you feel grrr he wouldnt take it well right now and i know when to keep my mouth shut as far as cleaning my dh is most happy to point out what needs done but doesnt lift a finger to help hes a very gender orintated guy.mens work and womens work however i make a honey do list and stick it under his coffee cup and he does them at his own pace and crosses the list off.. i keep reminding myself he brings me flowers.so to combat the wanting to bean him in the headlites with a rolling pin i got out my bead books and beads and am now happily creating a pair of earrings. hoping your day is sunshine and flowers rosey
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I hope your DH gets better soon – for both of your sakes.

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I tried both, but to me, did not taste as sweet as Splenda. I also tried Agave. That is GREAT, but 30 cals. a teaspoon!
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Lynn - I think the logic of peeing after your tub bath is that the tub/water could contain bacteria that if it gets in the urethra could cause infection. So urinating can cause it to flow out rather than up where it can cause a problem.

Oh sorry I see Marie answered your question and I obviously agree.
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