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Old 01-30-2012, 11:54 AM   #121
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Good afternoon ladies. Very cloudy here I think we are in for a litle snow.
Well, I had good news on the scale this week. Down 1.5 it wavered on the whole number but I took the half. I might need that extra half pound next week. I am not great with exercising with health issues so that is good for me. I was pleased.

Ellabella I don't think that any seafood can compare with the fish on the east coast. Cold water fish,nothing like it. I think that you are just down the coast from me. DH was a weir fisherman. Fished sardines so if you ever seen a can of sardines product of Canada,they would be from here. This is salmon farm country now and pretty much taking over the weirs.

Rosey that ice cream sounds delish! I don't think I can get all those ingredients here though.(Torani syrup). We have an ice cream freezer that has been sitting idle this winter. Very unusal...but good for me!

Bee you are looking good,girl. Don't get hung up on the scale..they lie

Really got a chuckle out of the parking lot jokes. What was even funnier I thoght it actually happened until I seen the two posts!! You got me girls

Exercise is bidding me. Have a great day girls and may you find joy in it.
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Zoe, before I forget-- If you remember back the last part of Sept. when we took my Aunt out to Colorado for her to then go from there with her daughter and granddaughter and great-granddaughter on the cruise to the Bahamas--she got a horrible cold/cough about 5 days before she was to leave on the cruise. She called back here to her Dr. and he said to get Tylenol Cold Tablets and Mucinex Liquid. She did and she was totally fine when she left for the cruise!!! Thought that I would pass that on to you. There have been 2 other people that I know of that tried this same remedy and they swear by it too!

OK-- back to this house! Have a good afternoon!
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karen 31 it was not clear to me that this story wasn't about you. i thought you were married to a girl named Diane, and she lovongly calls you ken, short for karen. I am from new york so I just assumed you were gay.
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KarenFL, SADD is the winter blues and I just finished my hour of light therapy. It does help.

Rosey, to you and your DH. I hope he feels better soon and he gets answers that actually help.

Deelee and Bobbi, I join you in the stink at maintaining group. Note the ticker as evidence.

Rosey, Thanks for the advice to bobbi on the quilting adhesive spray. I will remember that for my next quilt. I hate when those pins stick me as I'm machine quilting.

On the discontinued bra conversation, I found that Wacoal doesn't do that nearly as often as other brands I used. I've used the same one for several years and they are still highly rated.

Chris, I'm thinking that I want to purchase a Black Light so the ugly pathogens show up. I bet that could even make my beloved dark chocolate M&Ms be unappetizing. on the eradicated 1.5 pounds!!!!

Beesparkle, without a doubt you are welcome to join the Challenge thread. I rarely ever talk about food or my weight on this thread. To me it's more a chat around a big kitchen table - a really big table and my obsession with my weight would drag on and on if I wrote here. I'd much rather write about my doggies.

KarenFL, I want to be a dog in my next life as well as flat chested. But I don't want to be a boy dog, so I will need to be a spayed dog to reach my goal. And Way to Wo on searching high and low and North for Dash's meds. Kai, Kody, Blizzard and Sasha all thank you immensely.

Bee, "I do complain like you gals do. Some elderly chick designer needs to get in there and lift us gals up proper." I love those two sentences. I figured Wacoal bras were designed by an elder chick that realized that fit was more important than pretty. Because I truly don't think their bras are pretty but they do their job.

Carol Sue, fighting and name calling on a forum???? Holy smokes, I've been blessed then to never have participated in one of those. However, there is just something so WONDERFUL about this group of women that make the "nice" ones I've participated in the past just seem mediocre.

Zoe, since you just got over broncitis, start the cough/breathing meds early. And that the "geniuses" might get canned. I will do the happy dance for your staff if it comes to apss. I hate mean working conditions and will celebrate with you.

Lucinda, LOL at thinking KarenMO was gay by the senior moment post. I admit I was confused when I first started reading the post but knew her spouse was a man so then I decided it was a cut and paste. But you sure made me chuckle.

Hi to everyone I missed. As I said it is a really big kitchen table here and I think this novella is probably already long enough.

Things are same old, same old here. Weekend went to fast. Heck my three weeks of pain free went too fast (as it only ended up being 2.5 weeks). So the pain has returned and I suppose I cannot con myself into believing it would go away on its own. I scheduled the ultrasound for Friday and so far there are no winter storms predicted to cause dilemmas like the original appointment. DH and I drove most of the way to the coast on Saturday (in other words Rie, not fun weekend adventure) to buy an engine/transmission for his 1967 Charger rebuild project. Kodiak was happy with our Costco trip because he got a fluffly new doggie bed. He thinks he is king. Lots of chore type of stuff yesterday. DD has gotten me stuck on Works With Friends game. It's the one that Alec Baldwin wouldn't turn off his cellphone when told to on a plane a few weeks back. It's fun and addicting. Food and exercise are good and on track. So really nothing new and exciting.
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Well, that is funny!! Never has anyone thought that I was gay!! OMG! That made me laugh too much! Even though they can be a PITA some times---I Love Men too much!! LOL!!

I was just outside and it is so nice!! I just had to take a picture of the temperature!! Got to LOVE MO!!!
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Hi everyone! Just got home from the gym and sat down to drink my mocha for my am snack. So far I'm OP today. I didn't track yesterday but even though I did well eating out I'm sure I still went over for the day and my weight is up a bit so that tells the story. Got to the gym this morning and now hope to get some housework done. Also may run out with dh and browse for bathroom lighting and mirrors. He has a little touch-up painting to do but once that's done and dry we'll be ready for them.

My brother (86) has been in the hospital. He went in with symptoms of heart attack but they have found nothing wrong other than his usual issues. He falls and/or blacks out often these days. I'm going to call soon to find out how he is doing. I hope we can get back there before God takes him home. It's difficult for them too as his wife is mostly blind and not so healthy too. But they do have family in the area.

I'm not going to try and catch up with all the posts...way too many! But I need quickly read through them and I learned a couple things (always learning from you gals!). Rie - the lettuce before evening snack is an interesting idea! I will try it...may have to buy a lot of lettuce in my case though. LOL Slmn - think you were the one that mentioned me getting another Cuisinart to replace the one I have. I had actually never thought of that..duh!

Well, I need to get things done. Enjoyed reading all your posts. You are such great gals, comfortable to chat with and so much knowledge and experience here! Talk again later...
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Hi everyone. it finally warmed up but its snowing.dh is doing ok.hes tired and scared to eat,cant say as i blame him. i just fixed gluten free pancakes,(a bisquick sp mix) and eggs so far so good. we are just taking it easy.hope your day is awsome rosey
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Hello Goldens!

Happy Monday. Well, I got good news and bad news today. Good news: the insurance paid way more than anticipated on my mouth surgery. Bad news: a good portion of money that I had saved in my medical expense reimbursement account will not be recoverable. I am scrambling to gather as much documentation as I can so I can get some of it back. It is one of those accounts that you “use it or lose it”. Grrrr. My fault, I need to plan better. I am telling myself to have gratitude…. I could be facing bills, instead.

Oh, my dears, I got a lovely chuckle out of the double posting of the joke episode. Too funny.

Lyn, so nice to see you posting and hanging here with us.

Mary, I am sorry about your brother and I hope that you get to go see him.

Marie, darling, please keep the appointment. If you still don’t get answers I will join you in one-finger-saluting all medical people in your honor but at least you will have the results.

Zoe, yes, rest is the best thing for the darn colds. Hopefully, both of us will develop good antibodies to the “little guy germs” that we are now routinely exposed to…. Get better.

Bee, I hear you about the bra problems. I won’t even discuss my girls…. Even in this atmosphere.

Lucinda, you are so funny! I love it.

Karenfl, your description of fresh fish had my mouth watering. Up here, as you know, that only applies to trout or catfish.

Chris, I would buy a black light but there are things that I don’t want to know… My son traveled for work and he traveled with a black light. He said that more expensive hotels are the worst.. BTW, you can buy any flavor of Torani syrup online.

Carol Sue, my only real experience with these groups is 3fc. I am on the diabetes thread and the Goldens. I sure lucked out!

Rosey, I am glad that your bear is home. So proud of you for re-directing the sweet monsters. Thinking of you.

Bobbi, so nice of you to help out with kitchen repairs. Are you working on the quilt?

Gayle, hoping your transition back to work was easy.

Well, I am sorry that I missed folks but this is a novella, as Marie says…. Later all.

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VERY good news!

When I gave my sample at the Urologist last week, he examined & said there was no infection observable but sent it out for a culture. Because he thought I did not have an infection, he said I needed various tests to figure out what was going on.

Today I got a call that the culture showed that I do have an infection. I just picked up the antibiotic. Will have to feel sick for a week, but better than those tests I would have had.

I am hoping that once I get rid of this infection, my energy will come back.

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Karen3, sometimes the little "hole in the wall" restaurants are the best--not always, but sometimes.

Karen31 and Lynn, funny story.

Rosey, take a breather. You poor, girl, no wonder you're stressed out. Glad you got Sadie back even if she's in the dog house. I know most of your stress is coming from worrying about your DH. I sure hope it all gets straightened out soon, for both your sakes. Ice cream makes everything better.

Rie, it's nice you can make a bit of cash with your pool playing. That's a nice chunk of pocket money.

Karen31, sounds like a nasty start of a day on Sunday. So happy your headache cleared up and you were able to have a pleasant day after all.

Gayle, it takes time to go through "precious" memories. I deliberate for weeks on whether to throw or keep some memento. But having a nice neat and well organized room is often worth throwing things away. Can you scan some of the papers and keep them on your computer?

Hi Webwoman, haven't heard from you in awhile. Your new floors must be gleaming with the "butt" dusting, lol. for the 1 1/2 pound loss. I'm always doing something to my teeth. I once chipped a tooth eating mashed potatoes.

Lynn, good to see you're posting your stats again. You'll soon have yourself whipped into shape.

Bobbi, don't get too tired working on those cupboards with your DH. What would our kids do without us?

Bee, glad to see you are feeling more at home with the GG. BTW, I wear a sports bra around the house. I find them pretty comfortable.
I try to get in 4 -12 ounce glasses of water each day. After that any liquid is good including juicy fruits like oranges or watermelon. And I drink my water at room temperature. It just seems to go down better. You are doing great at the weight loss. Some weeks you won't see any loss. It's just your body adjusting.

Carol Sue, looks like you've got everything under control. I'm a notebook person myself. I always have one on the go for something or other.
I know what you mean about nasty groups. I was on one a few years ago and I was afraid to post for fear of what the others would say. Snarky, mean people. I feel very happy here as I feel that even if someone doesn't agree with you at least you won't get told off for having an opinion.

Zoe, another family filled weekend for you. I so wish my 2 boys lived closer. The youngest one only lives an hour away so that's not too bad. I hope you're feeling better soon. I caught a cold off Boo last winter but I'd take the kisses any day too.

Karen31 and Lucinda, I HWL when I read the posts between the two of you. I knew exactly what Lucinda meant when she wrote this:
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So Karen31, you outed yourself. way to go girl! No harsh judgments from me. I'm a New Yorker.
I was a bit confused as to why but when I read Lucinda's last post it all became clear. Well, no harm done and everything's cleared up. We love everyone on the GG thread. And a good laugh never hurt anyone.

Yeah, Daylily, 1.5 pounds is a celebration.

Marie, I hope the doctors can help you. I used to have awful pain in my younger years. It was like having a baby every month. But I know you have deeper concerns than pain.

Mary
, hope your brother will be all right. It would be so nice to visit with him.

I went shopping with 2 friends today. We stopped and had lunch at the grocery store. They have a deli and take-out section and a place to eat. I often bring my own lunch as it's easier to bring something healthy than buy it. There is a microwave there so sometimes I bring soup, but not today. I brought a boiled egg, a blueberry scone with a little jam and margarine (we call 'em buns), an orange and a banana. My two friends had fried chicken. I shared my buns as I brought extra for them.

I'll post my eats and exercise now.

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Hi everyone. well its still snowing but better than below zero dh tolerated his breakfast. we are journaling and have a list going of foods that dont bother him and those that do.its a challenge. we have sadie contained now. the snows to deep to make the fence taller right now so we got her a stronger collar and are using a tie out rope.we really want to give her a fair chance but i hate her hurting someone and also tieing her up all the time the torani syrup you can get at amazon all it is a coffee flavoring,many diff flavors and brands,if you cant find it use real vanilla and some extra sweetner. i moved my ticker,must have been the stress. lynn glad you got an answer that can be fixed feel better soon Mary sry about your brother as far as bras i wear a sport bra at home and have several ahhh bras for puplic outings for when i want to look better. i hate anything tight. hoping you have an awsome night. we are going to watch Cowboys and Aliens just my dh cup of tea lol rosey

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:54 PM   #132
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hello...Arrrrrrgh...we have always been mouthy chicks but this month we are doing a wordy deed. Unbelieveable at 131 with another day to go. (plus 500)

Extremely tired...had swiss teams at bridge which I hate! Got home late and then had to cook dinner. We came in 4th....Doctor's office called and echo was normal....yay....doesn't answer why am still short of breath...Told Judy about the publisher sending a copy of the new book to that editor she was tickled pink and then said I wanna be her when I grow up, she is still laughing!

About the seafood....I've been told I had my 1st lobster claw at 6 weeks in NYC at a place on the Bowlery way back in 1940. I have had seafood up and down the coast from Canada to Key West. Every area has such good special stuff. I love a steamed lobster eaten on the dock in Ma, steamed crabs in Md, roasted salt oysters in Va, fresh dolphin in NC, actually every area has their speciality and bib in hand I'm tasting. Think that was why I qualified that Sunday's meal was the best I have had in Fl. Heck the best snails I ate were in Albany Ny.....gee...we'd bring back cases (2nds) of canned sardines from Brunswick...what a great sandwich...oh yum...I've had cut throat trout coaked over a open fire in Colorado and Montana....I stop at soft shelled crabs(that's bait) and until yesterday so was mullet(bait,too) ....so have to rethink soft shelled crabs....see another day trip coming up. So there's my food porn for the month!

off to my lounge chair and my kindle....k3
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What's with all the ads I'm seeing on this forum now?

Wanted to let you all know that I did return my Cuisinart blender to Costco! They found that I bought it in April and I paid $59.99 for it (not the $40+ I'd remembered!). Funny thing...I told them my issues with it including that after putting the lid in the top shelf of the dishwasher it never fit right. They agreed to returning my money and then I looked at it and realized that the lid was on it perfectly! Dh had packed it, and he was able to get it on right! I was kinda embarrassed because here I was saying it didn't go on right and all the while I'm talking, it's setting right there with the lid on perfectly! LOL But anyway I got my money back and I found another Cuisinart. It is less watts (600 whereas my other one was over 700) but it said instant ice crusher and that was good enough for me..I'm always crushing ice for my mochas! I got the model that is also a food processor but I don't really need that as I have a food processor. This model is smaller fits my kitchen counter better. I've only made one mocha but so far I like it. It crushed the ice better and faster than the other one. I didn't necessarily plan to get another Cuisinart as figured if one wasn't on sale I probably couldn't afford it but this was the cheapest "better" blender they had and was only $10 more. Thank you for encouraging me to return it because I probably never would have done it if you hadn't since it'd been so long.

My brother is home now, and just tired last I heard. I didn't call him as I know they are both so tired but talked to my sister who lives in the area.

Lynn - wow that's very confusing! I hope the antibiotic knocks the UTI out and you are feeling better soon.

Rosey - Feel sorry for your dh...keep thinking how I would feel. Diabetes is difficult enough. Can't be easy for you too trying to fix meals we will enjoy.

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Sorry I wasn't here yesterday but had a bad day with my eyes and the weather - very hot and humd. Both of these really get to me and I just collapse in a heap.


I get my referral letter tomorrow and then I will make my appointment to see the neuro-opthamologist.

Today is a much cooler day but we have nore hot weather coming - oh to live in America at this time, 6 months here and then 6 months there.

Speak again tomorrow.

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I had my first weigh in yesterday and had lost 1.9 kgs. It has started to come off again - now just to keep on the straight and narrow.

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