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12-31-2006, 08:01 PM
Well the New Year is nearly here so I thought I would start a new thread, since most os us will probably sleep in tomorrow! ;)


And here's to a happy, healthy and sucessful 2007 for everyone! :cheers:

01-01-2007, 12:53 PM
Hi everyone! Happy New Year!

01-01-2007, 02:27 PM
Happy new year!

01-03-2007, 01:38 AM
Happy New Year!

Mauvais - How did DH manage to nab a Wii? My BF is totally jealous. He says "no fair". :lol:

I am back after 10 days in NY/Ohio. We had a great time with the families. But happy to be back in our house.

I got Dance Dance Revolution for Christmas, which while I suck at, it is fun to play! And books, cds, DVDs, and all sorts of other fun stuff. This weekend we have tickets to see Glen Phillips one night, and The Lion King another. I can't wait.

Hello to all the Alternachicks! :wave:

Lizziness - Love the new avatar. :)

01-03-2007, 10:23 AM
Squeaker - he had his in about 2 weeks after it was released. One of the stores here that he is a regular customer at got three in one day and they called him to tell him as he had already put a deposit on one of the games - he rushed down there and picked it up right away. :D Now everyone wants a Wii and it seems impossible to get one.

01-04-2007, 04:17 PM
Squeak - thanks! that's the first picture that has been taken of me since i got fat that i can actually stand. i was so happy i put it on here. :)

I'm kinda glad we don't have a Wii right now... I much prefer my hubby to only take up the computer with his gaming so I can at least watch TV while I'm a gaming-widow. :) Besides I got Okami for christmas, it's a PS2 game and it is awesome. I'm turning into a gamer myself.

How's everyone's first week of 2007? I'm sadly home sick... I am going in to the Dr... but I think I might have strep throat or something. ick.

01-04-2007, 11:04 PM
well, it's not strep. yay. it's a virus. boo. that means no meds, just have to wait it out.
it sure was weird having to get a prescription for sudafed though. like that's going to help anyway.
what's really weird is, sudafed when it was OTC cost like what, 6 bucks? i just got it for less than $3.00

01-05-2007, 12:06 AM
Glad that it's not Strep! Hope you are feeling better soon.

01-05-2007, 12:10 AM
I have had that Sudefed stuff before, Lizziness - I loved it! :getwell:
I have decided to try games, as I don't want to be a gaming-widow. :) I actually really like some of them. We tried Magic last night. It was interesting. It will be awhile before I will be any good at it. I like World of Warcraft too. I also use the time he plays games to read, and watch TV shows I like. I really don't mind. Sometimes we just sit in the same room and each do our own thing, and that's enough. :)

01-05-2007, 11:24 AM
I'm with you Squeaker - I'm supposed to be trying my hand at some video games this year. I have some friends trying to talk me into trying out WOW but I think I need to test drive some easier games first.

It's been a weird and long week at work so all I have to say is TGIF!!!! :cb:

01-05-2007, 02:46 PM
I'm with you TGIF!!!! Unfortunately I have to, have to, have to spend time this weekend getting the books done through Dec. for our business. I have been procrastinating through the holidays, and I have dug myself a hole.

Have fun with the gaming Squeaker and Mauv. My DH is mostly into RPG's. He has a standard once a week gaming night and I actually enjoy the time to myself. I tried to go with him a few times and just could not get into it. It seemed to take so long.

Lizziness - hope you feel better soon.

01-05-2007, 03:29 PM
We have found that games together can be a great way to spend time. We play Magic, and just a lot of the really neat board and card games that are out now, we really like San Juan, Lost Cities, there's a tile laying game that is great called Carcassone that I love and he tolerates. :) It's a great way to bond.
And I think I do feel better if he's playing his game in the same room with me than if he's off in his corner...
My hubby goes out every Saturday night too, he plays D & D with some friends. They've invited me to come along but DH is very against it. I think he wants to have his own thing by himself, I understand even though it kind of hurts my feelings a little. It'd be nice to have couple friends... but that's ok.

I'm off to eat something and then get stoned - er, i mean take some Sudafed. Same thing though, really. :)

01-10-2007, 12:57 PM
Hope everyone is doing well! :)

I've been very busy this week between ww, dance class, and packing up my office. :faint: I think I will be crashing on the weekend. :p

01-10-2007, 08:43 PM
Hey everyone.

Has this been a exhausting week for anyone else? It's only Wed. and it so feels like it should be Fri. already. I keep messing up the days.

And I soooo don't want to cook dinner tonight. Ok - enough whining.

01-10-2007, 10:48 PM
I'm with you. This week has been like swimming upstream the entire time. I have a feeling when/if I get to the top it will be a brick wall. :)

01-11-2007, 10:31 AM
Yep! I'm exhausted and can't wait for Friday! :yes: I didn't sleep very well last night either so that's not helping. :p

I have been crabby at work for two days due to stress. I have resolved to be in a better mood today! :yes:

01-13-2007, 08:25 PM
We are having horrible weather today. It poured all morning and now the cold front is coming through so it is freezing rain and everything is suppose to turn to ice overnight. Its going to make going anywhere impossible.

At least it is forcing me to stay inside and get some stuff done around the house.

01-15-2007, 10:22 PM
Winter finally arrived up hear in Eastern Ontario - and it came with a vengeance!

We had blowing snow and minus 21C with the windchill! :eek:

I'm looking forward to tomorrow night as I have both my WW meeting and my dance class so I can work off stress.

01-15-2007, 10:30 PM
wow. brrrr. i'm freezing here too. it snowed like 3 inches on Thursday and it never went away, it turned to ice and did i mention it never went away?! usually snow is gone 2 hours after it came and we like it that way. :) at least i do.

work has been quite stressful and i am getting fed up! the saddest part is that i love this job and if people in my department worked effectively and together it would be soooo great. even though i love what i'm doing, i wish i was doing it with a better group of people and with just a little bit of communication. arg. it is so tiring.

is it wrong that i'm already counting down the minutes til Friday night? :)

01-15-2007, 11:07 PM
Nope! I'm doing the same thing! LOL!

01-22-2007, 10:44 AM
Went to see Pan's Labyrinth on the weekend - it was great! Good story, nice visuals and great acting. :) I had read a lot about it and was glad to be able to see it on the big screen.

01-22-2007, 12:53 PM
Hello everyone.

I had a great weekend. DH and I went down to Austin, he was competing in the Texas State Weightlifting meet. It was a great competition. My husband took 2nd place in his weight class, I'm so proud of him. Here is a little video of one of his lifts. He weighs 165 and he is lifting 226 in this lift. He lifted 242 later in the competition, but I didn't get a video.

01-22-2007, 04:12 PM
Cool! And congratulations to your hubby! :bravo:

01-22-2007, 11:38 PM
Hey gals. I am so glad you liked Pan's Labyrinth. I really found it visually stunning and heartbreaking. I don't think I'd watch it a second time... because one is enough on some movies. :)

I am STILL freaking sick. I have been sick since before January started. I am so annoyed. I do this every January it seems... I can not kick this... very frustrating.

01-28-2007, 11:40 PM
I'm back! I've bit MIA lateley as I hav e been moving my office and just too busy and tired to log on.

Things are better now and I will start my new job in about a week! :cb:

Liziness - hope you are feeling better soon! :getwell:

01-29-2007, 11:14 AM
Mauvais - New job??? oooo, What is it? Is it with the same place?

Lizziness - I hope you are feeling better! :goodvibes

Congrats to your DH Spideranne!

Doing ok here, mostly just puttering around, nothing exciting. Not losing weight, and not exercising much. :p But I am trying to get back into the swing of it!

01-29-2007, 08:43 PM
Squeaker - I finally got a government job! How is your job going these days?
How are things with the boy?

01-29-2007, 11:45 PM
thanks, ladies.. I am finally starting to get better, yay!!!

work has been extraordinarily stressful the last two or three weeks, I hope that it will be calming down soon. You know it's bad when you have to go out after work on a Monday for a drink with your co-worker. :)