Looked after the grandchildren yesterday and flopped into bed at 7.30:rolleyes: and of course I am now up and it is only 4.30 am :mad:
Gloria what a lovely way to spend trying to avoid the heat. Good for Jack having a swim though that sounds a bit cold to me as well.
I am sure your friend Toni enjoyed your visit.
Ann pleased all is good with your dh again. One would think they could organise it a bit better so he didn't have to go without food for that long, I guess it won't really hurt but it seems unnecessary if they had operated first thing in the morning.
Looking forward to hearing what you think of Holly's new room etc when you get to Virginia.
Glenda eventhough I am home now, I still keep an eye out for your weather, Oklahoma has had some horrendous weather. It might mean you will have a great summer, hope it did not drown Leon's orange flowers;)
Your question about bathers....I wear a one piece swimsuit, I don't stop traffic wearing it but it is OK. That is the best part about grandkids, they think you are wonderful whatever you wear.
I am sure you will look fine in a swimsuit.
Jeney I have noticed the bad flooding in the East part of your state, weather is very strange the world over. I am loving coming back to our winter but will look forward to spring again as well. All seasons are good but heat I can cope with for only a short time.
I guess it is vital for you to do something about your weight if you have been diagnosed 'a pre-diabetic'. Get your WW books out and WRITE everything down that goes into your mouth, that is what works for me.
Slavika what a great idea for you to start a blog, if you are serious I can help you set it up. Just have a go, it is free and fun to do. Your digital camera will come in good use as well when you upload photos of Patches.
Would have liked to have seen the trail of toiletpaper, you could have photographed it and uploaded it to your blog!!!!
Hello to everyone else...I must fly and start on a project that I have for a customer.
06-29-2007, 07:52 PM
Slavika, I remember when Sprout was a pup. I came home one day to My SIL Jeanne(remember Her?)having a fit. Sprout had gotten a roll of paper off the floor in the bathroom closet. Hid behind a chair an ripped the whole roll to shreds. What mess. She was not happy with him that day. He still manages to get in trouble sometimes. The stinker. But I wouldn't trade the little bugger for anything.
Ann glad DH is doing well. Hope the surgery helps. Men can have their share of problems too .
About swimsuits. They are a necessary evil. If you could see the size of some of the ladies who come to the pool. You would never worry about how you look again. Just go for something that won't ride up or squeeze you to death. Then put it on and enjoy the water!!! We are our own worst enemy when it come to swimsuits.
Jeney, remember when it comes to diets and diabetes it what you eat every day that make the difference. Not what you eat once in a while.
Hi to everyone.
06-30-2007, 05:58 AM
Me again - thanks Maria and Karen for the input you have given me.
WW sounds like the go and I will pull out all my WW books and go through them again. I hate having to do this and have no motivation at all but knowing that my health is at risk (my father had diabetes), it is thing that I must do. I hate journaling everything I put in my mouth but yes it does work - it did for me once before and it will again.
Well friends I must away and start pulling out my "well covered" and "out of sight" WW books and start my reading.
Love to all.
06-30-2007, 04:17 PM
Hi: Just a quickie- Dh overnight has turned into three nights now, and maybe he can come home Sunday. they aare monitoring him very closely. Says he has atrial Fibrulation, and they want it under control.I came home early today to do some shopping and laundry and then after I have something to eat, will go back for a little while. I am fearful that maybe the Cardiologist will not want him to travel. Our other Dr.s say okay probably, but it is up to the Card. So now we will wait and see. Fortunately I took out some trip insurance. I hope I don't have to use it, but DH health is far more important than the trip. So will just have to wait and see.
I am sure catching up on my reading while sitting around in DH room. He is not a talker.
I'll keep you posted.
Jenye: Maybe you would like to join the 20#challenge that the gals have set up. Have you challengers put a deadline on, or is just whoever gets the 20# off is the winner.
More tomorrow. Ann
06-30-2007, 09:22 PM
Thank you for the invite, I would love to join the challenge. I start my WW program tomorrow Monday 2nd July and the challenge would be just the thing to keep me on it.
Hi to all the others out there.
07-01-2007, 04:49 PM
Sorry to hear about your dh's health problems Ann.
It would be a shame if you are unable to make your trip, it is still a little while off, lots can change by then.
I am starting today on the 20 lb challenge by walking each day and journaling EVERYTHING I put in my mouth.
Wish me luck.......
07-01-2007, 05:43 PM
Hi Everybody, Ann, sorry your DH is still in he hospital but it's good that they are taking care of him. I have beeen so slack in reading the posts and I don't remember reading where you were going on a trip or when? Hi Karen, seems I didn't see a post from you in awhile. I know what you mean when you say even when Sprout gets into trouble you still love him. It seems I am having to talk "loudly"to Patches so much because she will bite your toes, or the bottom of your pants and those sharp little fangs really hurt or could get caught in the hem of your pants. After I scold her I look at those beauitful black eyes of her's and all is forgiven. She's getting better at going outside to do her business. I will be happy when that part of her training is done with. I didn't sit in my livingroom since I got her. :):D I got caught up with reading Maria's blog, and I thought that was a nice picture of Gloria and Maria. Gloria that was very nice that you and DH put up the Australian flag in honour of Maria and Alan's visit. It's certainly not a very nice day today, in fact it feels really chilly out. Maria, I am working hard in getting this weight off. I must tell the truth, I started as soon as you left my place, so I have a bit of head start. ;) Hi to you all and hope you all enjoy your day.
07-01-2007, 09:26 PM
Hi to all,
Well today is the day I have just started on the WW plan and the challenge. I started exercising using the exercise bike - only 3 mins to start with until I get used to it, but at least it is more than I was doing.
I bought new scales as I haven't had good ones since my 21st Birthday and I was HORRIFIED to find that I topped the scales at 98kgs when the old ones read 90kgs, I was so angry at myself. Healthwise and weight wise IT HAS TO COME OFF.
I will gradually catch up with what you are all doing but the puppies sound gorgeous and I only wish that we were able to have one but cats are our go now.
Love to you all.
07-02-2007, 10:01 AM
Just a quick note: DH didn't come home Sunday. I had to do a few things around the house, and so now I am going back to the hosp. this a.m. to see if this is the day. He doesn't seem to be in any rush to get home. I think he is quite tired. I'll keep you posted on what is happening. I do appreciate all your support.
Slavika: The trip planned is to go th Holly's up in Williamsburg, Va. on the 10th of July. So that is all in the Lords hands, and the Cardiologist.
07-02-2007, 11:05 AM
Ann, I hadn't read the board in awhile so didn't know you DH hadn't come home. I certainly hope today is the day. And a trip can be rescheduled. Just get the "bloke" (Maria has rubbed off on me!) home!
Slavika, you can see why I have decided that until retired, I won't start on the puppy thing. They just take so much time.
All, I hope the challenge goes well with you all. I am always trying and it comes and goes, but I think I will pass on the challenge right now. Just trying to keep my head above water in other areas.
Gloria, so funny, but since Maria's blog I feel that I know you so much better. It is great to really see somebody and where they live so you can put all that you know about them in one place.
Hopefully we are on the right side of summer now. It rained off and on all weekend. Our son Kyle and family came up over the weekend. He has the two little boys. Jackson is 3 and is just a mosquito magnet. I am sure that the mosquitoes will be out in force with all the puddles. My yard is green and my flowers look stunted. Flowers don't flourish in overabundance of rain.
Any of you state-siders doing anything exciting for the 4th? All fireworks displays are postponed here because it is too wet for a bunch of cars to be parked anywhere. We just might go to a movie or some such unpatriotic thing.
07-02-2007, 12:38 PM
Somehow I never think of the long weekends anymore since my DH retired. It is always a long weekend for us.
Maria, this morning I started right from the beginning and read the your blog right through to the end. It was nice seeing all of your pictures.
Ann I am sorry to hear your DH is still in hospital. I hope you will be able to go on your holiday when the time comes.
Gloria, I read about your 50th anniversary party coming up. Sounds like it will be a lot of fun. You and your DH make such a lovely couple.
Ash, I too get stunned when I step on the scale. I am always trying to lose, but never get anywhere. I guess that I could technically be part of the challenge, but don't think any weight will shift.
Glenda, From what I read, you win the prize for the most rain. Too much rain is just as bad as not enough when it comes to the flowers.
Karen, you are right about the swim suits. Just put the dumb thing on, forget about it and enjoy the water. What else can we do? One thing for sure is there will always be someone who looks worse.
Hi Bernice & Peggy, you two are on the other thread and I don't remember anything that I read.
I have a miserable cold, lots of coughing and sputtering going on here. I have no idea how I picked it up as no one I know has a cold. I spend most of the night sitting up coughing.
Bye for now..
07-02-2007, 09:42 PM
Sorry if I keep reporting how I am going even if it is only Day 2 but I find that the support of you girls is very important to me.
I bombed out last night but am back on line today.
Hi: Well he is still there and I met the Doc as I was coming out of the elevator, and he says he's going to be there a while. So I am sure the trip os off. I'll see about another time or I will invoke the trip insurance that i took out. It is just disappointing, for sure.
Hi everyone. I'm off to bed, so I can get up really early and try to se the Dr. myself in the morning.
07-02-2007, 10:36 PM
Well haven't been here for awhile. Had to put my toy poodle Kasha down last Friday. She went into congestive heart failure and went downhill in 5 days.It was so sad and I miss her so much.
I started dieting again with those capsules Alli. Haven't suffered the so called treatment effects. Has anyone tried the dressings that you spray ? I think they are made by Seven Seas. They are very good and basically few calories.
Ann, I hope DH makes a speedy recovery. My friend has atrial fibrilation and she's on coumadin to stop the blood from pooling in her heart and to avoid strokes.
We are still trying to get this house ready to put on the market which here is practically dead. We are looking and still don't know where we will relocate.
The weather here is nice and cool and we are enjoying it.
My son is looking to rescue a Great Dane and he passed the the home study. I think it's easier to adopt a child than a dog.
I miss Florida cause being home in NJ has been very stressful.
Time to do some housework-catch you all later.
07-03-2007, 03:28 PM
A lot goes on here when I am not here.
Bernice I am sorry to hear about your little poodle. That is such a hard thing to go through.
Ann-I have to go back and read about your dh. I am sorry to hear that he is still in the hospital and that you had to cancel your trip. Like you said though, his health is the most important. I will keep him in my prayers.
Jennye-good for you for joining WW and our little challenge. When you get siderailed just get back on. You can do it and your health is very important. Baby steps lead to bigger ones.
Trudy I hope you feel better. I hate having a cold. I like your comment about bathing suits.
Maria are you all caught up. Loved seeing the pics of the girls. They are so cute.
Glenda I hope you have a dry holiday. I keep seeing about all the rain that Texas gets and I guess you get a lot of it also.
We watched P Sunday. They went golfing. When we get him we also get the dogs. Doug and P had a great time running under the sprinkler.
I went to lunch yesterday with the work girls. When I got home my sister left a big table top on my porch. She had it basecoated and antiqued with a pale green. My job is to do some decorative painting on it. I worked on it all morning and painted some hydrangeas around the edges in pale blues, pinks and lavenders. It turned out nice. It is for some kind of auction or something. I will be glad to get it out of here - it takes up too much space in my painting area.
I just got my hair cut and colored. It feels good. As far as exercise goes I got a weight loss dance video from Prevention. It is sort of fun even though I have trouble following along. I am a slooow learner. I just try to do it when no one is around. lol
07-03-2007, 05:06 PM
Gradually getting back to normal, walked both mornings despite the rain but this morning we are over to look after the girls, not much time for walking.
I have had my hair cut yesterday after 3 months, remarkable that it still looked OK eventhough it had not been cut for so long.
Jeney keep up the good work, don't apologise, come here as often as you like if it helps to get rid of your access weight.
Ann that is so disappointing about your trip, hope your dh's health is back on track soon.
That is great Slavika that you started soon after I left on this quest to loose 20lbs. How are you going so far?
Glenda you rubbed off on me as well and I do say 'oh my gosh' with an Oklahoma (Stillwater) twang :D;) Mentioning of the mosquitoes, I am so glad we were not bothered to much. Have fun looking after the boys.
Trudy I haven't done that myself yet, read through the blog again. I will print it out and then have it as a reference when I do my book.
Bernice sorry to hear about your dog and that you are a bit stressed being back in NJ. I don't think I could cope being in one place for 6 months and 6 months in another.
Peggy that table sounds lovely the way you have done it with hydrangeas etc. So you had two kids running around P and D;):D;):D I bet they all had a great time. P being the same age as Matilda I can well imagine how much running he would do.
Gloria how are the preparations going for the big event? I do hope we will get to see some photos of the party AND of when you renew your vows.
I had to meet with a customer yesterday and I was early, as I was waiting in the sun, I couldn't help but think here I am in the middle of winter and it was 20 degrees, wearing jeans and a shirt.
I would love to experience some of your winters but......just for 5 minutes:)
A bit far to go for 5 minutes!
We have had quite a bit of rain which is great for our water reservoirs and maybe they will ease up on the water restrictions.
07-03-2007, 08:22 PM
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO YOU ALL
It has gotten quite cool here since the 1st of July....maybe we had our Summer that last week of June.:( Tomorrow is to be a bit warmer but rain is predicted later in the evening...just in time for the fireworks over Boston Harbor.
We had our fireworks on Saturday night and they are set off near the lake that is about 5 blocks from us. Looking out the upstairs window (in your room, Maria) I could see them very well. It was great and no mosquitoes!
We have been told that a Limo has been hired to take us to Church and the restaurant...cool! I also heard from Jackie, NC son and he will be here on Friday the 13th for lunch so we get to be the first ones to see him and the kids, and wife. Can hardly wait! Basically I have a menu planned and most of the cooking will be done before the 13th which will leave me free to enjoy.
As for pictures everyone but me has a digital camera so I have sent out the word....take lots and email them to me....I will then send them on to you!
Maria: So long without a haircut....I would be a wild woman if I waited that long. My hair is curly and it really frizzes out when long.
Ann: That is too bad that you had to postpone your trip North but I hope DH improves rapidly from now on and you can make those plans again.
Glenda: Hope you are enjoying your time with the grandkids.
Slavika: You have a head start on me...I will try to pick up after the festivities.
Bernice: Sorry to here about your dog...it is never easy to lose a pet.
Trudy: Two great minds...I read the blog all the way through as well and it truly was an amazing journey.
Peggy: I will have to go back and see what you did with the hydrangeas as mine are starting to bloom.
Jeney: Drop in anytime. Just use us and a sounding board.
07-04-2007, 02:59 PM
He's home and we will have take out from the clubhouse for our supper. This made for a happy 4th of July.
Bernice- so sorry for losing your dog. I know how hard that is. They do become such a part of the family.
I'll be able to post better now. I'll have a bit more time at home.
07-04-2007, 04:59 PM
This cold is still bugging me! I am up all night coughing my lungs out. I stayed home today to take it easy and hope it will help me get over this plague. Yesterday DD and kiddies came over. They had haircut appointment at my hairdresser. It was tough, but we did have a nice day. My DD was commenting on how nice my flowers looked, and they really WERE beautiful. We went into the house to gather up their belongings and that is when a flock of Grackles/Blackbirds came into my yard and tore the marigolds apart. Everything was shredded and broken down. I looked at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/programs/urbanbirds/BirdGuide/ubs_UBPGuideCommonGrackleSP.html
and found that you US gals get the same birds. Have you ever had this problem? Seems that there is something in the marigolds that kills the little mites that bother them. They not only break the marigolds down, but they stand on the other flowers crushing everything. I tried to clean up the mess today, boy was I ticked.
Bernice, I am so sorry you lost Kasha. It is a horrible blow to lose a beloved pet. Do you still want to live in the same vicinity that your present house is in? I have the Hellmanns salad dressing spray and I really do like it. Since I don't use a lot of dressing anyway, it is nice to give my salad a few squirts. I haven't heard of the Alli capsules.
Ann, so glad your DH is home, safe and sound. Sounds like you will have a really nice day today.
Gloria, so exciting waiting for your upcoming Anniversary party. You and your DH looked so nice in the pictures Maria posted. You two make a very nice couple and from what I have read, you are well suited. I hope your friends and family take lots of pictures for you to post.
Maria, I would find it awful to go 3 months without a haircut. It has been so long since I had longer hair. Wonder if I would like it again?? I get my haircut tomorrow.
Peggy, I always think of you as an artist. I would love to see the table you painted and some of the other works of art you do. Do you have a digital camera to take and post some pictures?
Ash, never give up! You had a bad day, forget about it and move on.
Glenda, Too bad the fireworks were postponed. Last year you didn't get a drop of rain and this year you can't catch a break.
Karen, what are you up to this holiday? Do you have fireworks in your community?
I will announce to all of you that Slavika is doing great. It is very obvious that she has lost weight. We went out for lunch with our friend last Friday and Slavika looked really good. Way to go!!
I don't feel like cooking today. I have a canned ham (really don't like them, but they do come in handy at times) and will pair it up with a package of Sidekicks. I bought a package for the first time and will give it a try. I have the Spanish Rice one. Anyone else tried them?
Bye for now..
07-04-2007, 05:33 PM
Gloria all the preparations sound like a lot of work but I know how organised you are and all will be fantastic on the day.
I can picture you sitting in 'my' ;) room watching the fireworks, what a first class position especially with no mosquitoes to bother you.
Trudy how interesting (and annoying) about those birds, we don't have them but we do have black birds who don't wreck my flowers but make a mess by flicking all the mulch and dirt on the garden paths.
That is really good to hear that Slavika is doing so well and is looking great.
Hope your cold is getting better.
Ann good to hear dh is home and you don't have to make those trips to the hospital. His health will probably improve a lot quicker by just being home.
After some lovely sunny winter days we had a bit of a storm last night. We looked after the grandgirls yesterday and when we were about to leave we lost the power. We drove home in a roundabout way, all the traffic lights were out as well:(, and thought we would quietly drive down the beach front home. There were lots of sightseers to watch the huge tide that was pounding the foreshore and the jetty, so much for a quite, quick run home.
Makes me pleased that we are a few blocks away from the beach....the sea is scary at times like that.
Have a great day all,
07-05-2007, 07:02 PM
Trudy how mean of those birds to tear up your flowers. I have starlings in my yard. They are similar. Sometimes we have crows. The starlings eat everything. I have found 2 dead robins in my yard this past week. I don't know what is killing them. I love to watch them and the cardinals. Just saw a cute little chickadee before. I like that bird site. Thanks for the update on Slavika. I am glad she is doing well and losing. She might be the winner.
I haven't tried any of the spray dressings. That is on my list of things to try.
Maria that storm sounds nasty. When the lights are all out it makes it hard to navigate. Oh to live close to the beach. My dream.
Glenda I see you are still be pounded with all the rain and so much flooding.
Ann how is your dh doing now that he is home? It is always so much better to recoup at home-you sure get so much more rest.
The fireworks got rained out last night. We had the tornado siren go off but it was just rain.
07-05-2007, 08:53 PM
Hi all: DH is doing well, and as you say now he can get some sleep. They were waking him up every moring at 4:00 to take blood, and so of course this a.m. he woke up at 4. But he has been getting some rest. He is feeling fine, and I know that being home is a big help.
We have many Dr. appointments now for followup. and it was discovered that his iron levels are too low once again, so now every Friday for 8 weeks we will go so he can get an iron infusion. It seems that his body just doesn't utilize the iron that he gets in food and vitamins.
So never a dull moment around here for sure.
I did go today and had a massage, and boy did I need it. She found a lot of kinks and knots that she worked out. I feel great now.
Have any of you read any of Debbie Macomber's books? I discovered her just recently and I am really enjoying them. She has a whole series of books about people in the village of Cedar Cove, Washington. After reading so many of them, it gets to seem like you know all the people. But she does write others also.
It certainly sounds like Slavika will be the winner. I can't say that I have even seriously started. But I will. This past week was a lost cause.
Maria- your drive home sounded a bit chancy with no traffic lights. I don't think I would want to live right on the beach. High water, and storms could certainly wreak havoc on a home. Are you letting your hair grow long, or are you going to get it cut? I got a haircut this week. I can only go 4 weeks with this short spikey hairdo. If I go longer, it just lays down limp.
Bernice: I hope that you find the house that you are looking for in the area you want. House hunting can be frustrating, I think.
Trudy: I hope you do get rid of your cold. Summer colds are the pits. I am having allergy problems. I do a lot of sneezing. Those miserable Grackles are bad birds. We used to have them up North. Never did like those, or the Starlings. My flowers are just sad because of lack of rain. But we are getting a bit more now, going into the summer rainy season.
Slavika: I hope you are finally getting success with Patches and her 'toidy' training. It is so much easier once they truly get the idea.
We watched fireworks on T.V. last night. First Washington D.C. then New York City and finally Boston. I have to admit that the NYC fireworks sponsored by Macy's wwere the best. There was a problem with fireworks blowing up the platform where they were launched and injuring some people over Tampa way.
Hi Peggy, Karen, Glenda and Gloria and Ash. Next time I'll try to remember your posts. I have to shut down and we are getting thunder once again.
07-05-2007, 09:13 PM
Storms have abated but there has been some damage to our foreshore.
A few streets up from us the seawater was coming dangerously close to homes. We went for a walk yesterday and the sand dunes are badly eroded at parts of the beach.
We had a coffee at a foreshore cafe but cut this short as more bad weather was coming in and we did not have umbrellas.
We made a quick dash home and boy did it come down again, we were happy to get our walk in.
Ann my hair is back to short again, I am sure american hairdressers are very capable but I really wanted to wait till I was home to have my own hairdresser cut my hair.
That is quite a lot of appointments etc., I am sure you would prefer a few 'dull' moments.
Your massage sounds divine, I always say I am going to have a massage but somehow never allow myself that luxury.
Peggy you have a lovely garden to sit and do some birdwatching. We saw the cardinals in Stockholm on the Mississippi River and then we saw one more feeding at Gloria's kitchen window. They are beautiful looking birds.
I am trying to print my blog which I expected to be easy but of course isn't :mad:, there is always something to challenge one!
07-05-2007, 10:54 PM
Maria - I am glad that you are safe from the awful storms that hit SA. I heard about Glenelg and my thoughts flew to you. The sand-dunes will come back again and the beach will repair itself, just as long as you are O.K. My hair is very short now as I have at long last found a fantastic hairdresser, but she is not Australian she is from South Africa - looks like we Aussies like short hair. LOL.
Anne - I am so glad that you have your husband home again and he is feeling fine even if he does have to have Iron Infusions every 8 weeks. At one stage my iron was very low but Vitamin B.12 fixed that - they say mine was the perils of growing older.
Thanks for the encouragement re WW since Monday I have stuck to it like glue and am finding it easier now, but the scales will tell me on Monday - I am up to Day 5 now. ;)
I hope you all had a Happy Independance Day on the 4th and that you are all well.
Love Jenye. :)
07-06-2007, 02:37 PM
Ladies, you have been so busy talking. Seems when I check, no one is here, but if I don't, you all get busy.
We were off the 4th and I do not especially like having a holiday on Wednesday and then come back to work for two more days. We usually have vacation during this week. My sister and her family made the regular treck to Red River, New Mexico, but I have to remember that Galveston is just around the corner for us. Stillwater called off fireworks because everything was so wet that it will take a long time before parking lots won't be rutted with a lot of cars being parked. I have never heard of this problem before.
Anyway, yes we are still getting rain, at least a little everyday. Lake Texhoma which is a huge lake between Oklahoma and Texas is about to go over its banks and this could mean a lot of serious flooding. There is a pond in a field about a block from us that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Maria, we might soon have a lakefront property ourselves.
Trudy, the story about your beautiful marigolds just hurts. We have had too much rain for flowers to grow. They just look stunted, but if a darned bird messed them up, I think I would just be sick. I am not a bird person, but my brother goes everywhere to birdwatch. Next year he is going to Alaska. I am sure he knows about grackles. We certainly have the starlings--they are nothing but pests here.
Gloria, just a week left. Aren't you getting excited! Our kids gave us a little bit of a party on our 40th in which we renewed vows and had a reception, and I remember I spent the whole day in tears. Just so many memories!
Ann, a massage is just what you needed. And you certainly deserved it. When I was sick and in and out of the hospital and so sick, I worried constantly about my hubby. The caregivers of the world are the ones on whose shoulders so much fall. And they are kind of forgotten in the rush of sympathy for the sick one. So, do take good care of yourself.
Peggy, wish you were my SIL. I think I would like that tabletop too. By the way, I think I will get out my treeskirt from Slavika and Trudy someday and look at it. Oh no, I just remembered--mine got lost in the mail.
Well, when you think of me, think "DRY". Maybe we can sneak in a lawn mowing this weekends between drizzles.
07-06-2007, 07:18 PM
Hi Everybody: I'll come back later and read all the posts and post something myself but right now I just wanted GLORIAto know that none of my emails are getting through to her. Gloria your server is suddenly rejecting my emails. Any ideas? :?::?:
07-07-2007, 12:56 PM
Slavika: I was coming on line to ask the same question. All of my emails to Gloria are coming back to me. I hope we can get this problem solved.
Now that DH is home, and grumpy, I am needing to escape for a bit. He calls me grouchy, and I guess I am, but enough is enough. I am going to the pool this afternoon and just work off my excess steam. I am grateful that he is home, but - after a while criticism gets to be too much. I imagine that he is having some worries about his condition, and all the stuff that is taking place with the Dr. appointments and such. What is that old song"You always Hurt the One You love" I think that is very true at times. It is easy to take someone for granted and think that anything goes. Don't get me wrong, I am not looking for gratitude, but some civility would be good. I get so I can't drive in the car with him(I do all the rriving now) without constant instruction. I try not to reply with a retort, but it is hard. All I can say is 'this too will pass'.
Thanks for letting me vent a bit. Ann
07-07-2007, 03:56 PM
Ann I am sure it is hard to bite your tongue sometimes. Think of pleasant thoughts and tune him out. I imagine that he is worried and I know that I would be also. Go take a bike ride-I see you took a swim. Hope that helped. I am thinking of you.
Well girls I did it last night. We were out and I came home and tripped on our porch step and did an all point landing. I cut my lip, knee and toe and hurt my wrist and shoulders. I kept ice on my lip all night. We are going to a fancy wedding tonight and I look lovely. Hope makeup helps. And all I had to drink was an iced tea. I am glad it was dark and the neighbors didn't see me sprawled out. My friend took us to a store called Fresh Express-sort of like a Wild Oats only fancier. It was fun to look around. We bought some cheese.
Glenda I wish I could send you some of this sun although it is in the 90's and humid. I remember a few years back and we had weather like that and one of the communities down the road in Ky flooded really bad.
Jennye good luck with scales on Monday. I hope they tip in your favor.
I went to a yard sale yesterday and got a new WW cookbook and the You on a Diet -both for a dollar. Now to read them and make some of the WW recipes. Doug's birthday is tomorrow so I will start Monday. I am having family over for a cookout.
Maria how is it going with printing your blog??
07-07-2007, 07:13 PM
Slavika and Ann: I hope you got the email with instructions re: the rejected mail. If you don't have any luck please let me know thru the forum. I seem to be getting most everyone else's mail. The help desk is very helpful and usually quite fast in their reply and repair. Maybe we will be back on track before long.
Had a productive day today and did some house cleaning before the 90 deg Sunday we are promised.
Have a great weekend all.
07-07-2007, 09:50 PM
That would be rather nice a lake out the front of your property Glenda, you will probably loose all your privacy with tourists coming to picnic at your lake:D;)
Seriously, it is unbelievable how much rain you have had in your area.
Peggy I hope you didn't do too much damage with that fall. Your lip will heal but your shoulder and knee might take a little longer.
Ann vent as much as you like, I can well imagine how hard this is for you. Slavika's friend has a similar problem. Just because you are healthy doesn't mean that you have inexhaustible energy and that you are not sensitive to criticism. I think the saying 'you always hurt the one you love' is probably quite true. Just take care of yourself and have your swims etc and come here and vent as much as you like!
Jeney hope the scales are kind to you tomorrow. :crossed:
Our weather is coming good, after some wild and woolly days and nights.
It seems funny that marigolds grow in your summer, I have them in winter, mine are now flowering, a few must have re-seeded themselves after last winter, I certainly did not plant any! They are lovely and add colour to an otherwise fairly drab winter garden.
Have a great weekend all,
07-07-2007, 10:23 PM
Hi Everybody: Peggy, sorry about the tumble you took, and hope the ice helped your lip. Bernice, I am so sorry about your loss of Kasha. I know full well how much it hurts to lose a loved pet. Ann are the books by Debbie Macomber, the ones that take place in the Village of Cedar Cove a mystery series? The lumber has been delivered for my new back fence and they will start on it on Monday. I took a couple of pictures of Patches and sent them to you all in an email along with a picture of one of my rosebushs. For the first time I took Patches to the park for her walk. I drove us there[ and then walked her for about 3/4 hour. I took water for her which was good thing as her tongue was hanging out. She sure enjoyed all the new smells and had to sniff every pillar, post, and rock. :D;):):dizzy: I spoke with Trudy today and she and her DH are both still sick with their colds. TA DA Maria and girls, I am down 12# now the trick is to keep losing. Darn it's hard when that scale just stays the same day after day. :(Gloria you must be getting excited....50 years, how absolutely wonderful. :) I hope all of you are having a nice weekend. bye for now.
07-08-2007, 05:02 PM
Hi everyone: thanks for the support and letting me vent now and again.
Slavika: The Debbie Macomber books for Cedar Cove have a sort of mystery in each one, and a continueing story about so many families. The mysteries are not blood and guts type,Just nice clean stories, no foul language and most enjoyable.
Now I am reading another one of hers, just started it at the pool today. She also writes about three angels, Shirley , Goodness and Mercy which are just delightful reading.
Peggy- sorry to hear of your tumble, and so glad that nothing is broken. Isn't it terrible what pride can do for us. I too was glad when I fell off my bike, that no one saw me.except my two friends. To see me sprawled out. Hope your lip will be healed properly for the wedding. and I do hope the shoulder and knee won't be a problem.
Got your email, Gloria, and we will see what happens next. Thanks for the help.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Ann
07-08-2007, 08:23 PM
It is time for a new thread but before I do that.....wow Slavika 12 lbs that is fantastic:carrot::carrot::carrot:
I was down 1.4 lb, not fantastic but at least I was down.