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gma22
01-02-2007, 12:26 PM
I just had to pop in and give you a heads up on a wonderful packaged, frozen meal. It is the new Lean Cuisine Brick Oven Pizza. I bought the gourmet mushroom and it is delicious. It is chewy, crunchy and satisfies besides being delicious. You have to try it sometime!


Maggie
01-02-2007, 05:33 PM
GOOD AFTERNOON MAGNOLIAShttp://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-group.gif

Just got back from getting my hair cut ~ now I need to color it tomorrow. Got it cut short ~ short ~ short and I like it. Picked up some O'Brien frozen potatoes and chicken broth to make that low point soup tomorrow. Will isn't a soup person but he sure likes that. He said he would take me out to breakfast before my hair cut if I wanted. Well last night I looked up breakfasts in different restaurants and decided I wanted to eat it at home before going to town. http://www.smileycons.com/img/classic/0303.gif I spent 3 points on a boiled egg and half a naval orange instead of a huge amount of points eating out. Breakfast seems to be the highest point meal. For lunch I had a grilled chicken sandwich from Sonic without sauce for 6 points and it was yummy. Now I have enough points left for a nice dinner. http://www.smileycons.com/img/classic/0293.gif

FAYEhttp://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-thanks.giffor the heads up on the LQ pizza. I started my next shopping list with that and am looking forward to trying it. I like the LQ products so I am sure I will like that pizza.http://www.smileycons.com/img/classic/0301.gif

Jean
01-02-2007, 09:49 PM
Good Evening, Flowers! I feel like I've spent the day spinning my wheels! :spin: I did round up the rest of the Christmas stuff and have that put away for another year. The BD aide called and invited me to lunch so spent two hours with her; her son is marrying a black gal and hubby is having a hard time with that. :shrug: They live in Texas and evidently mixed marriages are more common down there. We were to meet another out-of-town couple for mid-afternoon coffee, but when they didn't call Bob went for a hair cut and I went to give blood. Finally they called and we ended up going out for supper with them. Two hours later I'm looking at the rest of my paper pile to sort through. Tomorrow is a teacher work/in-service day and I'm going to get a perm in the afternoon. ;)

"Gma" -- Well, at least I had two ingredients for equal parts -- just the wrong two! :lol: I'm glad your swelling is down and hope you are 100% again. I see where our WW meetings have gone up to $12 a meeting. :( I like your weight/goal strip or whatever it is called. I must admit that your breakfast menu didn't sound very yummy to me! I ordered a strawberry waffle tonight since I seldom make them at home. It was delicious! :T

Maggie -- Josh doesn't know any better because he was raised by stupid parents who obviously don't know any better! I was so surprised by your phone call! :woohoo: That was so thoughtful of you!

Susan -- Enjoy your shortened work days. I would love to do that. :yes:

Hope you all are enjoying a nice evening and have a wonderful Wednesday tomorrow!

Jean -- :shocksn: in Iowa!


Maggie
01-02-2007, 11:35 PM
JEAN If you get one of the monthly passes WW offers and pay the first payment at your meeting, then you go on the WW website and give them your information it only is $39.99 a month. They send you a card each month after they deduct the amount from your checking account. I love it because it is cheaper and like a car payment you have it automatically deducted ~ it is taken care of. So it averages out to be about $10 a meeting instead of the $12. Plus if you ever want to cancel it is easy to do.

gma22
01-03-2007, 07:14 AM
Good morning all! My swelling is completely gone and I am getting a handle on the weird wind burn type stuff so all is well with me. On the flip side, Jack may be developing the swelling stuff AGAIN! The bottoms of both feet swelled badly last night and throbbed all night and put that with his full blown cold now and he is not going to work today. I told him it might be his new work shoes (they get new shoes every year and he just went and got his) but he says it did the itching stuff first like it did before. I gave him an Allegra and we will see if he swells anywhere else, if so I am calling his allergist and getting him back in. His fever broke last night so his side of the bed is wet so I told him I would get up and take the animals downstairs and he should just get into my side of the bed and go back to sleep until 7 when he can call in.

I did well on my first day out, got in my treadmill work, ate correctly and did get in most of the water. I may have to do the treadmill later today as the noise of its beeping goes straight up the stairs and wakes Jack up. I like to get done first thing in the morning though so when he calls in, I might hop on then and tell him to close the bedroom door. I am not weighing myself until the end of the month and then will see if I made my goal for the month. It is less stressful than if I am hopping on that scale all the time to see if I have lost.

Jean: I used to hate yogurt, but I like most of it and it is a good breakfast food. When I am dieting, I try and eat it several times a week. I had cherry yesterday and it was quite good. The one flavor I don't think I am going to try is the orange dreamsicle one, UGH! I didn't like that ice cream and I don't think it would be too tasty in yogurt! Today is oatmeal, egg beaters and fruit breakfast.

Maggie: I think you will love that pizza. It isn't made with pizza sauce but a mushroom sauce and just covered in mushrooms on the top. I found it to be really delicious. The crust reminded me of focaiccia somewhat.

Well, need to finish chores and get some knitting done. My hands hurt yesterday most of the day because they were cold and I couldn't seem to get them warmed up so I need to get quite a bit done today.

Have a great day everyone!

Faye

Jean
01-03-2007, 12:00 PM
Good Morning, Flowers! I am supposed to be cleaning the clutter out of the closet, but had to send my cousin a 'happy birthday' email and couldn't get online without checking in here. :o Am I addicted or what! The sun is out and it is windy so it feels colder than the thermometer says it is. It's going to have to go some to reach 45 and melt some of the snow.

Maggie -- The WW receptionist told me that there have been some problems with the online passes so I stayed away from that. After my one 'bad' experience with purchasing online, I am leary about committing to something and not being able to get out of it if I so choose. We'll see, I may decide to try it after all. I should be able to do this without paying anything to anybody, but I like meeting the scale each week. If I only knew 30 years ago what I know now! ;)

"Gma" -- I'm glad you are feeling better and hope Jack is on the mend soon. I feel for him having the swelling return again. :yes: I haven't eaten yogurt in years, but to me it tastes sour. I've even tried adding vanilla to it. I'm not a milk drinker so maybe I associate the two as being in the same category. :(

Well, I'm off to get a perm this afternoon. I'm not in the mood but hate going after school too. Have a great day and smile! :)

Jean -- :snowglo: in Iowa!

Maggie
01-03-2007, 01:04 PM
GOOD MORNINGMAGNOLIAS http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-group.gif

It is a sunny day in the neighborhood but on the chilly side. I had a successful day yesterday point wise and am working on getting enough water down me. I don't tend to drink as much in the winter time and that must change.

JEAN What sort of problems? http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-gabby.gif AH, yes ~ 30 years ago ~ I wasn't this fat for sure! In fact I was still working and in good shape. http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-longlegs.gif

FAYE That is good that the swelling has gone down for you and not so pleasant that it moved over to Jack. That poor dear. http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-weigh.gifI like your idea of only weighing once a month. After all that is the true picture since our bodies do fluctuate so much during that 30 or so days. I totally stay off my at home scales and only weigh once a week at meeting. And tomorrow I face the iron monster.

Catch ya'all later http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/s-driver9.gif

gma22
01-04-2007, 06:26 AM
Good morning to you all! Jack is on the mend and going to work this morning. He says the bottoms of his feet are sore from where they had swelled (this was another symptom of the immune thing) but that his cold is much better and it is breaking up.

I bought the neatest gift for my son and sil at Sharper Image online. It is this slim handheld batterycharger that had connections for your cell phone, lap top, etc and you can charge your car battery with it also. Well, none of my sil's electronics fit the connections so he wanted to return it to the local store here. Long story short, I contacted the online store to ask them if that could be done, got some stupid email the first time about a product I never even purchased, then this morning I see they responded that we should keep or dispose of it as we saw fit and they were issuing a credit. I guess they sold out of them and don't want them back. I bet they don't work for other people either, but to my opinion having a battery charger for just the car is nice oh and it has this heavy duty flashlight at the end. So, since we are taking Thomas to Chuck E Cheese on Saturday I am just going to pick it up and Jack can have it and we will get him something else. I need to find out if the same thing happened with my son and we will get the money back on that one too!

I got the yarn for my dd's sweater, more yarn for the blanket and yarn for my sister's sweater yesterday. I started my sister's sweater and it is going to be really cute. The all cotton yarn was a little difficult to work with on small needles as it kept slipping around, but once it changed to larger needles and garter stitch it made it easier.

Maggie: Truthfully, 30 years ago I already had a good start on being this way. My son was almost 10 lbs and I gained a ton of weight with him and I didn't have any guidance about taking apres baby weight off so I didn't. By this time I was pregnant with the second one and though I didn't gain as much weight, I didn't take off any after she was born either so, by this time I was probably 250 and adding just a couple lbs a year makes a lot of weight in the end.

Jean: How did the perm come out? I know sometimes it does ok and sometimes not. I am letting the gray just grow out in my hair to see what color my hair is totally. If I am not white haired, I will probably go back to coloring it. It is time for another haircut I noticed.

Well, Jack should be downstairs any minute so I better go.

Have a great day!

Faye

QuilterInVA
01-04-2007, 01:46 PM
Hello, ladies!

Faye, I hope Jack gets to the bottom of his swelling problems soon...what a misery.

I love the SBD Pizza - whole wheat crust is very filling and toppings are good. 15 grams of fiber, too.

So far I am doing well with being back on plan - journaling everything everyday, going to Curves (I love it) at least 4 times a week, drinking 80 ounces of water. I know what to do, just every once in a while I have a senior citizen brain fa_rt and start eating large portions. I weigh every day, write it on my bathroom calendar. Actually, the National Weight Loss Registery says those who keep it off weigh daily and jump on it quickly. But we all have other ways to measure progress - eating better, exercising, drinking water...clothes feel looser, more energy, feeling better about ourselves.

Jean, I hope your perm came out just the way you want it. I haven't had one for years, keep it really short and spiked on top. Strawberry blonde. I'm tempted to let it grow out and see what color it is, but then I see the gray and run for the color.lol.

Maggie
01-04-2007, 07:37 PM
GOOD AFTERNOON MAGNOLIAShttp://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-group.gif

What a lovely day. The sun is shining and it is sprinkling and the rays are through the limb laden rain drops.

I am glad to report another pound down http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-weigh.gif at WW today. Afterward we went shopping and picked up 3 flavors of water bottle inhancers. I like to use it in at least one of the bottles I drink each day. Also got a couple of those LQ mushroom pizzas, FAYEhttp://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-thanks.gif, and I am looking forward to eating one. Got some other things good for my program.

JEAN How did your hair turn out this go-round? http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-topple.gif Hope it isn't fried.

FAYE That gadget sounds like a great idea ~ to bad it didn't work for them. That weight has a way of sneaking up on us when we aren't focused doesn't it. We are going to have a good year you and me. Yeppers, down this road to thin we go http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-redhat2.gifhttp://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-purplehat.gif just having a good ole time doing it.

SUSAN Sounds like you have a plan that works for you. Evidently it does because you have lost so much and are almost at goal. You do know how to do it. I salute you. http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-sunglasses.gif Your hair sounds like mine except for the color ~ mine is Clairol #110 and spiked short. I love it this way ~ used to wear it long and have natural curls and now in my addage it is thinner and looks better short. In fact this is a hairdoo a lot like the one I wore when I was a life guard way back when.

Everyone have a lovely afternoon. http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/s-driver9.gif

Jean
01-04-2007, 10:05 PM
Good Evening, Flowers! Well, one day down in the new semester. Study hall schedules are a mess as usual, attendance lists are not updated on the computers as usual, and no one knows for sure which PE class, opposite study halls, they have as usual. :crazy: Once again I change rooms every hour although my schedule of rooms and whom I work with (teacherwise) is different from last semester. I spend no time in the BD room which is A-OK by me. I've decided that whatever happens this semester happens. It's actually pretty easy work for having my health insurance paid 100% and a $15,000 life insurance policy, IPERS, and paid holidays. I just have to keep reminding myself of the benefits from time to time. :twirly:

Maggie -- I was making reference to excess weight problems. My mom always told me that it was easier to lose weight when your were young rather than to get it off as you got older. She was so right! :yes: I think the perm will be ok . . . I always feel like it is too short at first but it does grow. My hair is it's natural color . . . dark in the back and silver gray on top and sides. There are some lone dark hairs mixed in the gray which I think is kind of weird. I've had people ask my who colors my hair for me. That just tickles me no end!

"Gma" -- I will for sure know more about my perm tomorrow. I am supposed to wait until the second day to wash it. It always looks good when I leave the salon and she always tells me that it is so easy to work with. Yeah, right! :lol: I have two left hands when it comes to using a curling iron so don't even try. If I'm desperate I will use a roller to tame a stray curl or else I have a blow brush that works pretty well and it doesn't burn me. :o I'm glad Jack is feeling better again. The Christmas gift sounds like a neat idea -- too bad it didn't work.

Susan -- I'd say your diet plan has worked well for you and you have the evidence to prove it! :cheer: I've never been brave enough to color my own hair. I did have it done once in the salon and it came out way too dark, faded fast, and I decided it wasn't worth the trouble. Back then you weren't supposed to perm and color both, but I guess that is ok now because I know a couple teachers who do that. I must say that their hair isn't shiney and pretty.

I'm heading for bed early tonight. I played musical spots last night and felt like I hadn't slept much when it was time to get up. Have a fantastic Friday -- I love two day work weeks!

Jean -- :wave: from Iowa!

gma22
01-05-2007, 07:17 AM
Good morning gals! Sounds like everyone is doing fine! I am on day 4 and doing great! I got hungry after dinner (only had one pork tenderloin bbq and some bbq chips instead of before the usual 2 and something else fatty) so I went and got my sugar free, ff Twizzlers and had a serving of them. They are so nice and chewy they helped and I didn't eat anything else. My tummy was growling in bed, but looks like it survived ok! :D

I thought you would get a chuckle out of the cartoon at the bottom. Apropo for me, don't you think?

Jean: Maggie, Susan and I all have short spiky hair, we think you ought to get spikes too! :lol: I need a haircut but I have developed several cowlicks and the lady that cut it last did something so that I have had a lot of trouble with the front unless I glue it is place. Yes, I said glue. I use a product called hair glue and that is pretty much what it is! You put a dab in your hair, arrange it the way you want and when it dries, it won't move. Of course, you don't want to get romantic with it in, you could poke his eye out! :devil:

Susan: I am coming right along. I am determined to once and for all make this work. Tomorrow is Chuck E Cheese day and I am NOT having any of that nasty pizza. I am taking my own dressing and get salad from the salad bar if we eat there. We are going so early to beat the crowds that we are going to suggest to Thomas we can eat somewhere else afterward if he likes. I have cut down on my carbs, salt and sugar though I have not cut them out. I am keeping a food diary, though towards evening I forget to put the last meal in! :lol: I am only doing 20 minutes a day on the treadmill but I work it as fast as I can to get my heart rate up etc. So, I feel real confident about it all.

Maggie: Let me know how you like the pizza. I sure did enjoy it. I don't care much for healthy choice or WW frozen meals, but I do like several lean cuisine ones. I wish they would quit putting ginger in every darn asian one they make though. They put ginger in stuff the Chinese restaurants don't put ginger in. I don't like ginger except in cookies or gingerbread and since those are off limits for awhile..... I think I will be the lady in the red hat and purple purse you posted! I was going to go and walk outside today to do something different, but it is raining here again today so it is me, the treadmill and Neil Sedaka and Jim Croce again this morning.

I am almost halfway done with my sister's sweater. I found a mistake yesterday and had to rip rows and rows out and start them over, then read the directions wrong and ripped out some last night, but it is now coming right along. I am almost ready to do the decrease for the back arms. They put a cute pattern on the yoke and boy is it easy. You do a row of garter stitch where you knit one than yarn over then knit than yarn over, etc. The next row, you knit and drop the yarn over loop. It makes the stitches look stretched and kind of a lacy type thing. I just hope the sister likes it! I was going to get her a gift card, but found a lovely sterling silver necklace that would go wonderfully with the aqua sweater so think I will get that.

Well, I still have treadmill, dishwasher unloading and I need to start some housecleaning again today. Why does it keep coming back around???

Faye

Maggie
01-05-2007, 01:56 PM
GOOD MORNING MAGNOLIAShttp://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-united.gif

A tad bit windy here in this bit of the country. It will tend to trim the dead branches off the trees. I am having a low point day so need to plan my day's food. So far for breakfast I did consume a small carton of orange yogurt and ate a boiled egg. I will boil some more afterwhile since I ate the last one. I like to keep some in the fridge. I am also going to mix up a batch of that hot coco since I am almost out if it.

JEAN http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-yes.gifget your hair spiked ~ A new look for 2007 for you and you won't need a perm. http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-happy3.gif

FAYEhttp://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-jamming.gifThat cartoon is a hoot! YIKES deadly spikes! A gal has to do what she has to do though. I spray mine with Paul Mitchel's lite wax followed by a lite hair spray which makes it soft spikes but they stay put for sure and all come back when slept on. Ever listened to James Brown when exercising? I love "I feel GOOD" that he does. You go girl ~ here we are on Friday and still on program. Feels good to be back at it does't it. I have some of those WW Fruities that are like the old JuJu Bees like the dentist uses to remove crowns with now days. Anyway a whole pack is one point and I think I opened this pack a couple of weeks ago and it isn't even half gone yet.

Everyone have a lovely day.http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/h-heartkiss.gif http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/s-driver9.gif

Maggie
01-05-2007, 04:03 PM
FAYE http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/g-thanks.gif so much for telling me about that mushroom pizza. I just finished my lunch with that and some fruit and it was so delicious. I am so glad that I got two of them and now I don't want my freezer to be without so I'll get more when next shopping is done. http://www.smileycons.com/img/variety/s-driver9.gif

Jean
01-05-2007, 05:57 PM
Happy Friday, Flowers! It's a cloudy day, but fairly warm and the snow is melting! We were supposed to get some rain this afternoon and we could use some if it doesn't get cold and freeze. We had a special ed. sub already today. I'm hoping the schedules are pretty well set and attendance will be on the computers come Monday . . . wishful thinking probably. The special ed. director has come up with this nifty (NOT! :mad: ) plan that we will do group work on vocabulary/oral reading the first 20 minutes of every study hall and then move on to homework completion for the last 20 minutes. I would say that 97% of these kids NEVER take a book home let alone do any homework at home. I can see the incomplete list growing by leaps and bounds. :tantrum: You can tell she doesn't sit in study halls with 4 different grade levels and with approximately 15 students in room. It will be interesting to see how the plan plays out.

"Gma" -- Many years ago I had my hair cut really short (over my ears) and decided I have UGLY ears so I've never had my hair that short again. My hair has some natural wave to it and I just don't think I would like the spike look on me. One of the aides has her's spiked and she lets it get too long before a haircut . . . looks like she just rolled out of bed. :lol: I noticed Amanda had some hair 'goo' called "Bed Head!" :D The cartoon is cute! We once had a cat that would lick anything made of yarn; I still have an afghan with a hole in it from where she licked it and I mended it. Bob had to make sure his socks were picked up or she'd drag one under the bed and lick it. She was a weird cat . . . we thought she was part dog because she would chase tennis balls outside and follow us to the neighbor's when we would go over for coffee. She'd wait by the door until we came out and then follow us back home.

Maggie -- The main reason I get a perm is to add some body to my hair. I just feel like I have more hair for some reason. :shrug: Do the LG pizzas come in any other flavor? I must admit that I pretty much stick to the WW frozen dinners. When Bob was in Vietnam I overdosed on the original TV dinners so we don't often have them now. :no: Once in awhile I get a fancy to make a pizza from scratch but that is very rare. ;) Hmmm, pizza for supper is sounding better all the time! :T

I'm off to figure out what leftovers can be warmed up for supper. Maybe I'll make a grocery list and go tomorrow. I haven't been there since before Christmas; Bob picks up bread and milk on the way home from work.

Have a nice evening and a wonderful weekend!

Jean -- :wave: from Iowa!

gma22
01-06-2007, 06:23 AM
Good morning gals! It is near 60 this morning so it isn't too cool this morning. Didn't seem to be when I let the dog out. We had a couple days of rain, but that seems to have moved out. The weather thingy online says we are to get rain tomorrow and it is showing cloudy conditions all day today.

I had a nice rest with no get up 400 times to pee last night so I guess my body has adjusted to the water now. I am on day 5 and still doing fine. Ok, so I broke my vow and weighed myself. :^: I didn't do the treadmill yesterday because I cleaned the whole downstairs so I am going out at first light and walk before I have to get cleaned up and go visit the mouse this morning.

Maggie: Isn't that pizza just delic? I am not a big fan of the red sauce on pizza because it usually gives me heartburn and I found this to be just yummy with the mushroom sauce and all those mushrooms on top. Since I liked mine, next grocery shopping day I am going to get several and put in the freezer too.

Jean: Bed Head is the brand believe it or not. They sell all kinds of gunk for your hair, gelts, mousses, glues, waxes, etc. I am not sure if you are supposed to believe it will make bed head go away or give you bed head for a cool look! :lol: I would love to grow my hair out into a chin length bob, but I like not having to mess with it much. I was never very good at styling. Maybe it is my right brainess? :) Oh and Lean Cuisine actually sells several brands and types of pizza. The brick oven style, which is a flat bread type pizza comes in a bbq chicken, the gourmet mushroom and a garlic chicken. They also have french bread style pizza in cheese, pepperoni and deluxe, which is everything. Finally, they have their basic round which comes in cheese, pepperoni, roasted vegetable and the deluxe. The problem is finding what you want.

I just have a few more rows and the one side of my sister's sweater is finished. It would have been done, but I didn't like the second pattern on it at all so I ripped it back and put in more of the first pattern then discovered on the last one that I put in one extra row of garter stitch so instead of ripping again, I think I am going to just make the front match the back! This is one easy sweater because you have no armhole decreases or anything remotely difficult. It is basically a front square and a back square then you sew up the neckline to make like a boat neckline and sew up the side seams to make drop sleeves. It makes a pretty sweater though.

I got my beautiful yarn today and it is so gorgeous. It is gossamer and it is going to make the most beautiful top for me. I have to do Kelly's sweater, the baby blanket and the red hat finished first, but I am itching to get to it to see how it knits up.

We were working on our vacation last night. We decided to try and do some of the flooring and go to Vegas too. Jack said that he wanted to go on vacation because after last year we need a nice time away so we are going the Wed before Labor day and coming home the Wed after. I have already put down the hotel deposit and will get the airplane tics as soon as they become available, which should be the end of next month I think. Airtran only books like 5 months in advance.

Hope you ladies all have a great weekend.

Faye leaving the fat behind.....:carrot:

Jean
01-06-2007, 11:10 PM
Good Evening, Flowers! My best laid plans for the day got way-laid (?) right after I got home from working in the hospital gift shop. :dizzy: That three hours was pretty slow . . . two paying customers and two lookers. :( Jason called to see if we could come and pick up a bed and mattress for Zowie. It seems they sold her crib to a neighbor's unmarried daughter due in Feb. I will :lol: if Zowie pitches a fit in the change-over process. She does have a mind of her own. By the time we finished it was suppertime so of course we all went out to eat. By chance another couple from Bob's hometown came in right behind us and ended up sitting with us. I've got a load of clothes in the washer and dryer right now. Bob has to usher at church for the month of January which means we will be going to church earlier than usual. Tomorrow is "rip and dip" Sunday which I'd just as soon skip.

"Gma" -- I will probably have to make a grocery run tomorrow and will check out the pizzas then. You will wear your yarn out for as much as you rip it out and do over! ;) You will enjoy making something for yourself after all of the gifts you have made for others. I know you will look forward to another Vegas vacation. :yes:

I hope you all had a nice day today. Enjoy tomorrow because Monday will be here too quickly. :p

Jean -- :wave: from Iowa!

gma22
01-07-2007, 06:24 AM
Good morning gals! We had such a wonderful time with Thomas and got to have him all day, which was terrific. He is such a sweet little boy. He never causes a bit of trouble. He and granddad had a blast playing the games, but whooooeee was it crowded even at 10 in the morning. Birthday parties everywhere. When we got there every table was reserved, but Jack asked about it and they said we could pick anyone we wanted to. Don't know why they had reserved signs on everything then. We then took him to the movies to see Open Season, which had a lot of silly bathroom humor, stuff like that, but it was funny and he liked it, then his mom called and they had some problems and weren't going to be home at 3 so we brought him to our house and they picked him up. Not a good food day, but I am going to get on the treadmill this morning and make it up a little anyway.

Jean: Wonder if Zowie adapted ok. It is never a good idea to just rip a kid away from a situation and dump them into a new one. They should have eased her out of her crib into a new bed, ie starting with naps or whatever. She may be resistant for awhile. Hope the communion isn't too unpleasant. I think I would just bypass communion when they had that method. Hope you got caught up on the chores.

I am finally on the front side of the sweater so I hope I can get it done and sewed up. Thomas was all interested in my projects so I showed him what I was doing and for who. He wore my sweater yesterday and it does look good on him, except he is so thin it is quite roomy! He also has a long body so it won't fit very long. I can see why the Beatle's sweater didn't fit now that I saw the brown one on him. At least I did a decent enough job people weren't staring saying, "What's with that kid's sweater???" :lol: Each one I do, I get a little better at, but I still make stupid mistakes.

I have to try and get the upstairs all cleaned today as I didn't get anything done being with Thomas all day. We usually only get him 2 hours max, but we had him from 10 to 4:30 so I didn't get anything done. I would love to have him more but he had a busy schedule for a little kid. Oh, he play Fur Elise for us on the piano! He is slow at it, but he plays it. He has also started his violin lessons, but he told me they are harder than piano. I cannot believe he has only been taking lessons 7 months.

Well gals, it is onward to chores and exercise. You have a wonderful Sunday!

Faye

Jean
01-07-2007, 02:29 PM
Good Afternoon, Flowers! It's windy, dark, and dreary in my neighborhood today. It was "rip 'n dip" today at church and I declined even though I did shake hands. Several people around me were sneezing, coughing, and blowing their noses; I guess I am getting more paranoid about cold germs . . . I don't have time for a cold! :no: I had a load of laundry to put in the dryer and went I went downstairs the floor was wet. Water had backed up from the sump pump which means a new sump pump. :( I'm just glad Bob was home to change pumps. We always have a spare on hand in case of pump burnout. I want to work on another closet and bag up some more paper clutter.

"Gma" -- I'm glad that you, Jack, and Thomas had such fun yesterday! :yes: I thought maybe you were going to say that Thomas wanted to learn how to knit. One of our students watched his sister knit her scarf last semester and picked up knitting on his own. He made himself a scarf over break and brought it in to show us. My personal opinion that any time a child can take music lessons of any kind, it is good! Even if they never do anything beyond their school years, they will appreciate music and enjoy it throughout their lives. Hope your chores are all caught up and you are back on schedule today. ;) I heard the white glove patrol is heading your direction. :lol3:

Hope you all have a nice 'rest of the day!' Why do the weekends have to go by so fast?

Jean -- :wave: from Iowa!

QuilterInVA
01-08-2007, 12:08 PM
Ladies, do you not have faith God will not let us get sick from germs that might be on Communion? I do.

Sounds like everyone is progressing. I'm aiming to add 500 steps a day to my walking this week and continuing everything from last week.

Winter has returned - only 60 today after being in the 70s on the weekend.

gma22
01-08-2007, 01:59 PM
Post at Steel Magnolias #2