Hello Peeps! My turn to start a thread for the first time in ... ooh ... ages. Yippee! I am going to think of a poll too. Huzzah!
It was ace to see so many posts yesterday, especially with such GOOD NEWS, Sarah, let me congratulate you again, I know how much you were looking forward to getting PG. Don't desert us though, we will be cyber-godmothers, like we will be to Trish's little Albert (have you thought of that for a name, Trish? :dizzy: ) Speaking of which, Trish, a 15lb baby???!!! My Dad was 11lbs and apparently he was the biggest baby the midwife had ever seen (this is 1949 though...). My best chum, who's in Africa witht he Peace Corps at the moment, is going to train as a midwife when she gets out next year, so I've booked her already for any future sprogs I might drop :lol:
BTW, Belle, after you mentioned your drive to Winnipeg I realised I had no idea where that was so I looked at the map in my bathroom (don't ask!) and HOW FAR???!!! I realise Canada is a big country but that looked like the whole length of Britain!!! How long did it take you? I can't imagine living somewhere so big. But I did see some fun names - Moose Jaw and Medicine Hat. Tee hee! My favourite British place names are Nasty (it's a village), The Cronk and Pratt's Bottom.
I expect you'll all be thrilled to know that my chicken liver parfait came out ok even though I substituted fat free fromage frais for the double cream :( It is v nice on toast with chutney and hardly any points. I'm posting my brownie recipe on the recipe thread so you can all have a go at that too, believe me, it's SO worth it!!!
OK, time for work. Later, 'gators!
10-11-2001, 05:41 AM
BTW, evil system STILL won't let me post a response on the poll, so for the record my answer is 6, ALL of the above except, unfortunately, number 5 :( I can dream though, right?!
10-11-2001, 09:03 AM
Hmmmm, I think there should be a 7th.... WORKING all the holiday. Yes I do get Christmas day off, but other than that, I'll most likely be working xmas eve and boxing day! Looks like I'll spend part of the day with my family and part with my boyfriend's. I think my mom's a little upset that I most likely won't be spending xmas dinner with her, but alas, he spent thanksgiving with us.
Lolly: Yup Canada is a huge country... I enjoyed some of the names in Britain as well... Forget some of my favorite's off hand, but some of the names were quite cute! I think there's a conception bay in NFLD in Canada.
Take Care Y'all
10-11-2001, 09:36 AM
Well, no Lolly, i had not thought of Albert. He was on Little House on the Prairie, right?
On the poll, I have no idea what I will be doing for the holidays. I will be at home or maybe in the hospital. I have resrevations at a very nice resturant before church on Christmas Eve. If I don't feel like going out, I have also picked-up the Christmas menu of a very nice caterer for Christmas Eve dinner. Christmas day, if not in hospital, will go to inlaws (they live in the same town as us) for dinner and presents. My folks (who I would go see) are not coming for Christmas as they will come right after the baby is born. Also, they are coming for Thanksgiving. So anyway, I will be huge and may be in labor. That would be nice.
Ali: It is hard to balance family obligations at the holidays...even more so when you are married. We switch-off, but I always see my family right after for any holiday day that I am not with them...so it works out for me. Anyway, my family is out of town and hubby's is here so we see them all the time. I think it is fair.
Must work as leaving early today to finish cleaning house before Mom comes tonight. Oh, and I am going to make the Taco Soup on the recepie thread. Thanks for pulling that back up.
10-11-2001, 10:48 AM
Other wacky names that I find along that route are:
Pilot Butte and Central Butte
Hee heee heee...
It takes 14 hours Lolly, its about 1400km one way. It IS a long drive. Your whole country can fit in my whole province, maybe more than once! Its vast alright. i have friends in Ireland who thought that even in the city that you had to drive to the nearest neighbour though, you coudln't walk :lol: not THAT big...hee hee hee...
MMMM...chicken pate! I love pate, I can eat it for dinner!! But I don't have to, since Grama sent home tons of pierogies!! OH MY GOD they are good, and I don't even want to know the pointage on those.
I am sure I gained over the weekend although the scale at home is kind. And to make it worse, TOM was due on Monday and didn't come til today. :eek: I was starting to get freaked out!!! I thought maybe the baby disease was contageous on line!! you know, I would love to be in a position when I can have a baby, but I know I am not at that point in my relationship. My 94 year old Grama told me to get pregnant anyway, that she'd give me $ to raise it...ha ha. I think she has no hope for me getting married :( but they liked b/f alot! They said he is the best looking of all 3 significant others and that they hope he decides to marry me...:rolleyes:
I missed v-ball yesterday to take Kitty to her new home. She has a very fat brother named Charlie now. Adn she seemed right at home in her new place. The girl who adopted her was very nice nad a real animal lover.....she promised to send me email updates. Poor Kitty, I miss her, but I can sure breathe better now, and after we vaccuum and clean up, it'll be even better.
Ali - I did 8 years of splitting time with b/f's family and mine. EX B/f that is. His family was very pushy and wanted us all the time. Near the end of our relationship, I just wanted out, but I stayed for 3 years longer, and I stopped going to his family's house for any occassion (big clue there!!) Now I have to go to NB for xmas this year with new and improved b/f Yay!! Will be very different. Have fun with your b/f this xmas!! Have you met his fam and has he met yours??? Taht is always fun.....what does he do for a living?? Is he in school? How old??
Trish - Albert WAS on little house (I was a big fan as a kid) and I loved Almonzo (Manly). I have never heard anyone say "I will be huge and in labour, that will be nice" :lol: That's an oxymoron. I can't beleive you are due so soon!! Time flies....
We should have a 3FC baby-thon. Post all pics of the new and old bambinos (and us non mom's can post our sibling's kids or god children or whatever)....
I better move my buttocks and get some work done! Yikes.
I still have to read yesterday's and the 2 days before posts....
Kim- how was WI and how art though??
Hello to Kirsty, Becky (hello I noticed you are back!), Kier (in Doooooblin), Jen1, Jen2, Tonya, Sarah, Rina (are you around?) and the rest of the gang.
10-11-2001, 10:56 AM
<<yawn>> I'm having a very slow getting started day today LOL. I hope you are all having good Thursdays tho... almost the weekend! I don't really have anything planned tho I might go to a Renaissance Festival on Sunday in Mass. That would be fun. I baked chocolate chip cookies yesterday... and of course they were sooo good right out of the oven, I just HAD to have some. <g> Oh well :) I need to schedule my certification exam for my online classes today. Fun fun... too much memorization!
Sarah... Congrats! That's great news :)
Lolly... Oooh a brownie recipe... that would be nice. I don't think I've ever had chicken pate...
Belle... I can't believe your grandma told you that! LOL
Well, I hope noone is working too hard. Talk to you all later :)
10-11-2001, 11:00 AM
Belle, when I was in Ontario they told us just that one province was 4.5 times the size of the UK! 14 hours. Oof! And I am with you on pate ... we can't buy it very often (like peanut butter) because I will eat it straight from the pack. But this one's so low points it doesn't matter. YIPPEE! And you get pierogie too, NO FAIR :mad: Glad family liked BF - such a relief, no?
Ali, Belle is right, we need more info :D Eek, working Christmas, poor you, but at least that way you'll avoid the sitting round the house and eating - that always gets me! My parents have a tradition of buying in loads of nuts and chocolate and other sorts of foods they don't normally get and it is very, very difficult to go there and resist. They're both doing WW now though so maybe this year it will be different. It's certainly not a tradition Blokey and I plan to get into!
Trish - if you have a Christmas baby you'll have to call him Noel, you do realise that don't you? Or Stephen if he comes on Boxing Day. Tee hee :lol:
10-11-2001, 11:03 AM
Hi Shalyne, we were posting at the same time. Choc chip cookies, yum YUM (scary gremlin voice :s: )
10-11-2001, 11:09 AM
How did it get to be Thursday already? This week has just flown by for me. Sorry I haven't been posting much this week. Life is busy. I have been stopping by to keep up on the latest though.
So for the most part I am back on track. We have finally gotten rid of all of our Thanksgiving leftovers. I even exercised for an hour yesterday :) Today DF has the day off so after I get home from work I'm hoping we can go for a super long walk-the weather here is so gorgeous right now :)
Sarah! Congrats on PG! That's so exciting. I pray that you and the baby are healthy the whole time :) When you get close can we have a name poll for you too? (Trish That was so fun!)
Belle, glad to hear you had an ok Thanksgiving. You never said how your crazy aunt was. You're nicer than me. I'm allergic to cats too and there is no way I would ever drive with one in the car for 14 hours-my eyes and throat swell up.
Kier, glad to hear you're alright. Too bad you can't get online very often. Hope you're having fun!
Lolly, thanks for posting that Brownie recipe. It sounds delish! What do mean by soft cheese? Like cream cheese? or more like marscapone or a yogurt cheese? Please clarify.
Kim, too bad about the gain. You'll get back on track this week I'm sure.
Jen, how is your eye? Are you feeling any better? I hope so. Is this a contagious kind of infection?
Trish, Albert :?: That's a crazy name. It makes me think of this kids show I watched when I was little with a huge egg who was Humpty Dumpty's brother, named Albert! :lol: Taco soup sounds good. Too bad you can't send some over :)
Ali, wtg on another good grade! All this working isn't affecting your studies at least! Good for you going to the gym 5 days a week! That's awesome.
I've got to get ready for work. Hi to everyone else. Have a super day :wave:
10-11-2001, 11:11 AM
No Boxing Day in the US...I am not even sure what Boxing Day is. We just have Christmas Eve, Christmas, and then go back to work day. Blah! Oh, but Stephen is my father's name.
Belle: glad you found a home for your little kitty. Also glad that your Thanksgiving went well with BF and family. Yes, time does fly but I hope it goes a little faster. Oh, and I was a HUGE Little House fan...still am really. I watch it all the time. Boy, did I want to be Laura when I was a kid. Looking back, Pa really was kind of hot. The best looking man in the town by far. I always liked Doc Baker...don't know why. Never really liked Mary's husband (Adam) he was a tool.
Shalyne: Oh, those cookies sound wonderful. I think I am going to make Lolly's brownies too.
Ok, back to work.
10-11-2001, 11:13 AM
Rina: we were posting at the same time. Hello to you. It feels good when *evil* leftovers are out of the house!
10-11-2001, 11:21 AM
I liked Nells, he made me laugh a lot. and I didn't like Mary's man either for some reason. I thought Pa was hot too!! and let face it, he WAS the best looking guy in town!! Ha ha ha!!
Rina - the insane aunt was on best behaviour, but was still a wierdo. She was hitting on b/f a bit, which was annoying, but he was aware. She got to teh hotel at 4pm on Friday, and we weren't there so she asked to see our room. they said no. she was a freak that way. We left at 8am, there was no way we'd be there at 4pm. Then she was mad b/c we told the hotel not to let us take any calls. She phoned at 5:30am the next day. How ignorant!! Thanksgiving leftover are the best (yum) and the worst at the same time. glad yours are gone...that's the good thinga bout going somewhere else to eat, you don't ahve the leftovers!!
Gotta go to work again, agh, I'll write later.
10-11-2001, 11:22 AM
Guess who's letting herself get distracted from her work :o ?!
Trish - Boxing Day is December 26th, aka Feast of St Stephen. I can't believe you guys have to go back to work! Here most people get the whole week until New Year. Boxing Day is a day for cold turkey and long walks and also for visiting the people you didn't see Christmas Day ...
Rina! You have to try the brownies! The cheese is soft cheese, so Philly or anything like that. Aw, you're allergic to cats too? That's too bad. My sister is, but she only found out when she was in her teens and she wouldn't hear of getting rid of our kitty (who's 14 now!) so she suffered a lot. Is it all fur, or just cats?
10-11-2001, 11:26 AM
I'm like you, Trish, I still watch it whenever I can. Remember the
epidose where Albert tried the Morphine and he and Pa dealt with the withdrawl symptoms? They showed him throwing up stuff. It was sooooo gross!!!
Ok, I must ask, what are pierogies? I've heard OF them but have never heard ABOUT them. You make them sound yummy, though. Are they like a dumpling?
Prob this thanksgiving, we'll go to DH's fam for noon dinner and then my fam for evening dinner. (I like my mom's food MUCH better than his family's cooking!!!)
I'm going to make the Puppy chow recipe for a Bake sale at church on Saturday. AND I'm really really really going to try to stay away from eating while making! :^:
I'd best get to work or Pa will tan my hide.
See ya'll later!
-Half Pint wannabe
10-11-2001, 11:36 AM
Pierogies: dough stuffed with potatoe and cheese, or saurkraut (my fave) or blueberries (for dessert). boiled adn/or fried after. YOu put on butter, sour cream or schquatkie (spelling is off) which is basically butter or bacon fat with bacon in it and fried onions....Yum.
I just have mine boiled with a bit of marg and salt.
10-11-2001, 11:39 AM
Thank you all for the congratulatory wishes. DH and I are very happy. I am 9 weeks today!!! We can't wait to tell our parents on Saturday. The waiting is killing me! I found some lovely nursery bedding on the internet yesterday. I have already decided that we will do neautral baby colors, yellow, green and plue pastels and I found some patterns I really like. I also checked out the gap.com maternity clothes on sale - how fun! I mist say that I feel like my clothes are getting tight already! I have gianed about 6-7 pounds - way too much for only 9 weeks. I need to cut back on the treats.
Trish - I plan to continue going to the gym as much as I can. I will do the cardio until I am too tired and just keep sclaing back. I don't do as many weights as before. Do you have names picked out yet?
Lolly - The cookies sound delicious, I am going ot check out the recipe! I have a horrible sweet tooth that I have been indulging lately!
Belle - I am so happy that you found ahome for the kitt y and you are breathing better too.
Rina - Good for you for getting back on track. I know I will go crazy eating around the holidays! I do love the leftovers too!
Shaylene - Have fun at the REnaissance Festival. the one in MD was very fun again this year.
Ali - Good thing you aren't actually working on Xmas Day. It will be nice for you to be with b/f family.
DH and I are going to Louisiana for Xmas to be with my family. We alternate so we are going to Florida to the in-laws for Thanksgiving. I love my family's Xmas traditions and can't wait to go back. We are going to be staying for 6 days which will be wonderful!!!
Ok, I have been goofing off for a while now. I don't have much work to do today eventhough I am usually busy at this client. Talk to you later. Hi Tonya, Kay, Kirsty, Brenda, Jen, JenL and everyone else!!!
10-11-2001, 11:58 AM
Lolly: I am also avoiding working...and I am leaving in 1 1/2 hours. In the US, many people (or most) don't get Christmas Eve off work either...or maybe a half day. My firm has it off, but this is the first job I have had were we did. My hubby's firm works half day. So funny about diffrent names for the same product. In the US, we call your soft cheese "cream cheese." Noticed the same thing the other day when you talk about jumpers we call them sweaters. Our jumpers are like a dress with no sleeves that go over a shirt.
Belle:ah yes, Nells was a good man. So kind and funny. I have to say, from teh outside looking in, your aunt is a hoot. I bet not so funny from the inside. You know, every family has one.
Stacey: I was just thinking about that one. How funny. Also, I think Albert dies right at the end of the show run (one of the last episodes). Very strange. Am I remembering that right? They don't show those last ones very much. Remember when Mary's baby died in the fire. I thought it was so dumb that they left the baby in the room when the went to evacuate the rest of the school. I mean really people, take the baby who can not even walk with you when you go. Blind children can walk at least and you can get them out while holding the baby!
Ok, must go.
10-11-2001, 12:07 PM
Hi everyone - I'm having a slow start today - sore throat. I went with my brother, his wife and their 2 little girls to get their flu shots last night and then to dinner and helped with baths after. All of you baby makers are making me want one so I figure if I spend lots of time around other people's children I will remember how frightened I am of becoming a mother and I can delay it for a few more years. They are very cute girls but last night were very bad. The eldest didn't want to co-operate AT ALL (she's 4)But they still had fun playing with Auntie.
As for the poll, I'd love to have my whole family at my house but alas, I have no house, yet. BF is not fond of his family but we usually do Christmas day brunch there and Christmas dinner at Mom's where I help out as much as I can. I love christmas.
Evil internet police on her way in - I'll be back
10-11-2001, 12:16 PM
Sarah: I really started wearing maternity stuff at about 12-13 weeks. I did not need it too much but my other stuff was tight so I thought why not! Great places to get great stuff are gap.com (but they take FOREVER to come in the mail) oldnavy.com (who is having a big sale right now. These can run very big, so may want to order size down) imaternity.com (really really great quality and an extensive work line) and maternitymall.com. Also, JC Penney's catalog has some great basic stuff. Target has great stuff as well and also caries maternity bras. The undies are very important and really are one of the first things you will need. I find i like regular maternity bras better than the maternity/nursing kind. Also, your chest really will continue to grow a lot. YOu are doing fine on weight. My dr always says it is not a problem unless he says it is. So I try to go with that. makes you less nervous. The weeks really fly by. Have fun. Our babyroom stuff is from Laura Ashley. Called Teddy Bear Tea Party. We are painting the room periwinkle blue and butter cream yellow with white trim. My folks bought us a white sleigh crib and my g-ma got us a rocking chair. It is an antique north caroline porch rocker. Fun since her family is from NC and I have great memories of sitting on my great g-ma's porch rocking away. We have not decided on a name yet. I am sure one will come to us.
Wow, get me started on babies and I can talk forever.
Oh, I have to go to a Junior League thing. We are having a huge thing this weekend where we are putting up this big community playground.
10-11-2001, 12:29 PM
no time to read all of the posts...Lolly-those brownies sound fab!!!
Sarah-congratulations...isn't there someone else besides Trish who is PG also? You guys must keep posting-we'll need to hear all of the news!!!!
OK-I have a confession to make-I am wearing a thong for the first time today and I think I am a convert:devil: Didn't we have a thread discussion about this at one point???
I have to work the entire weekend before Christmas into christmas eve and Christmas day-I am actually on call from Sunday morning till wednesday morning-72 hours....hopefully not too many babies will be born, but it means I can't make any holiday plans...DF has to work as well-he has a big deadline right around that time...but we are planning a trip to Chicago to see his family for New years....
Back to work...Jen, how is the eye???
Hi to everyone else-Kieie-it was good to ehar from you yesterday!
10-11-2001, 12:43 PM
I think I've seen every episode. For a while, the shows were on every morning and I'd watch them while getting ready for work. They were taken off for Buffy or something like that and I'm VERY UPSET. (I have started watching Buffy this season, though). There was a Melissa Gilbert bio show on E earlier this week!
Girls, I'm down in the dumps today and I don't know why. I just want to go home and sit in front of the TV. I'm feeling perfectly useless at work these days and I haven't been taking any initiatve. So much for a vacation rejuvinating me. Part of it, I think, is my b/f schedule is bothering more than every. He got home at 3:30 in the morning, didn't go to bed until 6. When I got up at 830 and left an hour later for work, I asked him if he wanted to meet me for lunch. He said he wanted to sleep. I said fine, and left. But it made me feel so very sad. I don't know how much more of this I can take. Since we've gotten back from vacation, I've seen him in waking hours for about 4 hours. We managed to get to a movie Tuesday night, but only after he met me there on his way home from work (he was supposed to be off that day, but had to go in), and afterward we went home and went to bed.
I'm complaining so much these days. Maybe I should go see someone.
Right now, I'll go see some food.
10-11-2001, 12:55 PM
Kim - did you 2 have fun on the trip? I think you have just reached your breaking point, I hope you have a turn around!! Do you ever feel like you give and give and aren't getting back?
Who knew there were somany little house fans out there?? :lol:
10-11-2001, 01:03 PM
My goodness. WE are the posting queens today!!! I have no timeto post right now but I have been reading and I am cracking up at the profound effect that Little House had on us all. I guess you girls are right that Pa was attractive however I think you have failed to mention Almanzo. I wanted to marry him. I loved manly. My fav episodes are the ones when Nelli and Laura are fighting over him and then ofcourse Laura gets him and Nelli gets percevill which I thought was pretty cool. ANyways Gotta Go but Belle is this a new b/f? I am so out of the loop!!!
Fill me in,
10-11-2001, 01:09 PM
You know, I think Almonzo was cute when I was 10 or so...but now as an adult, looking back, I think Pa is really much better looking. But I really like dark hair better. And boy, were their pants tight!
Oh, Kim, i have ment to ask you. What the heck does your BF do that he has to work all those hours and not get time off? I hope he gets paid a lot. That is crazy.
10-11-2001, 02:04 PM
I was always in love with Manly, too! But watching the shows now, I realize what a chauvenistic dweeb he really was. I loved the story line when he and Laura first realized they were "sweet" on each other. The stations that show the reruns never show all those later shows, though. Sometimes, I'd like to see the shows again when Albert was older.
Now off the Little House topic ... Trish, my b/f is managing editor of a small daily newspaper about an hour from where we live. Because it's a small paper, it means that everyone there basically does all jobs, editing and reporting. When he got the position after starting as a copy editor, he was told he would sometimes get day shifts, and he was working only every third weekend. Well, then the editor got it in her head to put him on a Sunday through Thursday schedule, at night. She asked him if he wanted it, he said no, but she gave it to him anyway, saying it would be short term until a new copy editor got his feet wet. Well, that copy editor is a dimwit, and they don't trust him by himself to get the paper out. At a small paper like that, you end up with a staff of about 5 putting out the paper at night. Maybe three copy editors, a sports editor and a reporter.
Two months ago, the sports editor was fired, and Brian was made interim sports editor, which he hates. His days off became Friday and Sunday, because he's needed to put out the big Sunday paper on Saturday. And now, he's editing AND writing for sports, and occasionally writing for news as well. He gets to work at 3 p.m., sometimes earlier, and doesn't leave until 2 a.m.
I know it's a long explanation, but does it make sense why I never see him? It's gotten to the point where I resent his job. He doesn't even get dinner breaks and hardly ever has free time to give me a call. The best thing he's done so far, in my eyes, is threaten to quit when the general manager tried to cancel our vacation.
Now, I have GOT to find some work to do. Or just go drive around and pretend to be looking for stuff to cover.
10-11-2001, 02:10 PM
Hi everyone. I have been sick a lot lately. Went to the doctor again for my eye yesterday and was referred immediately to an eye doctor. He was kind of a putz, but said it was a viral infection and there is no damage to the cornea, etc, yet. If it doesn't clear up in a week, then I am supposed to come back. I think another week is an awfully long time and I am miserable. My aunt and mom are a little irritated and want me to go back to my doctor. I am just tired of this! SO... NOW I HAVE FLU SYMPTOMS! I came in late this morning because I have the chills and then the sweats, headache, body aches... You name it. UGHHH!
TRISH... the week before I had Emma, a lady had a 13 pound baby, delivered naturally!!! The day before Emma was born an 11 pound baby was born c-section!! Those are some big babies. Emma was 11 pounds after 2 months of age! WOW!!!
Oh and for the quilter wanna bes.... I have my get together tonight and we are learning a new pattern. Should be fun. There are 6 of us that get together... me, mom, aunt, sis-in-law and then 2 other people that are friends of ours through work relations. It is fun to chat and learn. I also belong to the Thimbleberries club (fabric and pattern designer) and we meet once a month. New patterns there too. Although because of my class I won't be there for 4 months straight! BOOO HOO!!
All this baby talk. My little Emma will be 1 year old on Oct. 29. We are not planning on trying for #2 until spring. I loved being PG... even tho at the end it was getting irritating!! Think of it as a blessing!
10-11-2001, 03:32 PM
I love the episode when Laura puts apples in her boobs to impress Manly! Hee hee hee...
Becky - its hte same one, we've been together 14 months, but he's taking me home to NB for xmas this year! yay!
Jen - my niece Julianna will be 3 on Oct 29. She is a handful alright!! yikes.
I gotta go back to work again. I have such bad cramps, but hey, at least TOM came!?