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MELODY525
09-01-2007, 12:39 PM
:carrot: San Sebastián :carrot:
On the shores of the Cantabrian Sea, this city in the Basque Country is one of the most beautiful in northern Spain. You will see for yourself strolling through the Old Town, with its traditional taverns packed with delicious pinchos (miniature culinary creations) to try; or relaxing on majestic beaches such as La Concha Bay; or enjoying the local festivals; or exploring the surrounding area, with beautiful fishing villages and stunning natural landscapes. A perfect holiday plan, for sure.


This city, also known as Donostia, lies along a white sandy bay between the Urgull and Igeldo hills. Fishermen's houses, a smart suburb and modern districts make it one of the most attractive cities on the Cantabrian coast. The Museum of San Telmo, the Peine de los Vientos (Comb of the Winds) and the Kursaal are examples of how the city brings together modern and traditional features. Meanwhile, the province of Guipuzcoa, of which San Sebastián is the capital, blends sea and mountains, offering the traveller landscape, sports and cuisine, as well as interesting monuments. Basque cuisine has a recognised international prestige.


MELODY525
09-01-2007, 12:52 PM
HERE'S A GREAT SITE:
http://www.spain.info/

THE SUN IS SHINING :sunny: AND THE TEMPS ARE BETWEEN 85 & 96. GUESS IT'S WARM ENOUGH FOR OUR MISS HAPPY TO TAKE A DIP! :swim: THINK I'LL JOIN HER AND WE CAN ALL SIT AND BAKE AWAY OUR ACHES AND WOES IN THE SUN :beach: OH WAITER!! WAITER!!!
WHERE IS IGOR WHEN YOU NEED HIM :tantrum:

happy2bme
09-01-2007, 01:10 PM
Good morning chicks,

The new place looks stunning - thanks for setting it up Mel.

I hate to start the new thread out on a sad note but my aunt passed away last night. She went downhill fast. I can only say that I am soooo glad that I got to talk to her last week - it was just like old times. So give a hug to those you love - don't put off to tomorrow what you can do today lest today be too late. I will be going up for the funeral. Not sure if I'm flying myself or if DH and I are making the long drive home. There's lots to do in a short amount of time so I will probably be gone most of the week.

Love to the chicks - enjoy the long holiday for those of us in the states and I will talk to you later...


MELODY525
09-01-2007, 01:15 PM
OH HAPPY WE ARE SITTING HERE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR AUNT. SENDING MANY HUGS AND CARING THOUGHTS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FROM ALL 3 OF US. SAFE TRAVELING MY FRIEND. :hug::hug::hug:


KIDS GOT THE DVDS. ROMANCE AND ACTION. THEY EVEN GOT SOME HEALTHY FOOD. I MADE TURKEY MEATLOAF, STEAMED RICE AND VEGGIES. LET THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND BEGIN! OLE!!

PainterWoman
09-01-2007, 01:25 PM
Happy-- My sympathies and condolences to you. I completely agree that staying "current" and loving to important is a worthy goal. Since we can't predict the future, we can at least live in a way that we don't rue the past! Hugs to you.

Mel-- hope you are having a sultry tango party in your head... and sweet dreams.

Shad: hope the external drive has the sense to mend its evil ways... or that you have a satisfying rant at your IT person!!

DH is putting a new battery in his truck. When he finishes, i think we're going gallery browsing... or I might FINALLY act on my threat to buy oil paint supplies! (At least I don't plan to EAT them.)

Best to all.

Hollyhock
09-01-2007, 08:32 PM
((((Happy))))- glad you had a chance to connect last week.

Lovely New thread Mel!!

Been listening to Kalan all day- so I have been singing in Ontario with Kalan.

How Many Roads? Kalan Porter with Randy Bachman

All my chips are on the table
This time around
No turning back
Win or lose
No regrets
No promises
Just a passionate heart
To pull me through

How many roads
'till I find my way
How many roads
If I leave today
How many roads
From the one that I've always known
How many roads
Until I find a way home

Long days
Try to make a change
Made a lot of choices in my life
Some right
Some wrong
But the best is yet to come

How many roads
'till I find my way
How many roads
If I leave today
How many roads
From the one that I've always known
How many roads
Until I find a way home

I've come so far
Life is one big road
Which way to turn
And still I find my way home
I'm on my way
No matter what it takes
I know I'll find my way....home
'till i find my way

How many roads
How many roads
How many roads
How many roads
How many roads
Until I find my way home

Shad
09-01-2007, 08:42 PM
Morning all,
Quick check in before I go and wake up the neighbours by mowing the lawn and chopping the edges and hedges.

Happy, so sorry to hear about the Aunt but it did sound like a quick and merciful release. My best wishes and special hugs to your Mum because she will feel it most.

Been putting up some more photos on the website of our tour of USA and Canada. The external disc drive was doing it's thing and not my thing so I was getting very grumpy with it by the end of the day. I'll try to get some more up there today, but won't make any promises since the external drive and I are not having a good relationship. Time was when people made things that worked!!!!!! But anyway, enjoy Lake Louise, Banff, riding a helicopter and Tennessee.

Nice place Mel. Now that you have the hang of it, there is no stopping you is there?

Gotta buzz. Coffee is finito. Go do something

Ruthxxx
09-02-2007, 07:54 AM
Good morning!

MEL is our new Lady of Spain and now I've got that (http://www.lyricsdepot.com/eddie-fisher/lady-of-spain.html) as an ear-worm! Some things are best left in the back closets of the mind!

Happy, so sorry to hear about your dear Aunt. You are right to be glad you visited with her - I will try to get to see my dear Aunt Rose (96) this week.

Hollyhock, I don't share your "passion" "obsession" for Kutie Kaylan but do like those lyrics. What do you think of the current Idol crop? The smiling blond guy drives me nuts!

Painterwoman, my fall painting class starts in a week. I'd better check my paints (acrylic) and join you in a trip to the shops. Saw the Renoir exhibit at our National Gallery this summer and have my groove back.

Shad, sorry I missed you. Lucy and I were cuddling in the back room with the TV. (I must get a phone out there.) By the way, BIL Peter's sale and show went very well. He raised over $7 K for the Stephen Lewis foundation. I did buy two paintings.

My sweet Lucy is home, still wheezing, but back to being her usual perky puppy self. She's living for the moment as usual and I intend to help her as long as she is comfortable and happy. Today we are going back to the Hyper Pyper Farm again and they will be able to run free and get into doggie mischief in the pond and woods. We'll be back tomorrow afternoon and settle down to Real Life.

My clean eating challenge is still floundering but, effective Monday, there will be no more Scotch during the news, a single glass of wine will suffice for dinner, and the chip wagon at the corner has lost one of their best customers. (Actually it's only been six times since June - I guilt-track!) I said I was going to lose 20 pounds by January and still have not started! Five pounds a month is reasonable, right? This will be Veggie Focus Month.

Time for coffee and a healthy breakfast which will include Fiber One and peaches. Then I'm off to Church before we leave for our wild mini-weekend! Dogs really do know how to enjoy life. When Lucy meets her littermate, Bailey, they go completely bonkers and Mother Hershey joins in.

Enjoy the rest of the Labourless Weekend - Laborless in the USA! :rofl:

MELODY525
09-02-2007, 09:20 AM
PW~OIL PAINTS! YOU JUST REMINDED ME THE WATERCOLORS ARE STILL SITTING IN MY CLOSET! :lol3: HAPPY PAINTING!!

HOLLY~ SITTING THERE SINGING AND TYPING!! ENJOY THE WEEKEND! :belly:

SHAD~ DID THE NEIGHBORS TOSS OUT OLD SHOES AT YOU?? THE LADIES HERE GET PISSED OFF IF SOMEONE TURNS ON A HAND HELD VAC!!! :rofl:

RUTH~ GIVE LUCY A CUDDLE FROM US TOO! :hug: GLAD THE SHOW WENT WELL FOR THE BIL!! :cheer:
AND I LOVE EDDIE FISHER!! EVEN IF HE DID LEAVE DEBBIE REYNOLDS FOR LIZ!!! :dance:

LET'S SEE...WE WATCHED MUSIC& LYRICS WITH HUGH GRANT AND DREW BARRYMORE. THEY DO NOT HAVE THE CONNECTION THAT HE HAD WITH SANDRA BULLOCK OR JULIA ROBERTS. BUT A CUTESY ROMANCE NONETHELESS. THEN WE HAD THE OLD FLASH GORDON SERIES. :rofl: FUNNY TO SEE THE OLD SPECIAL EFECTS BUT SO LESS TRAUMATIZING TO MY FRAGILE NERVES. I LOVED THEM.
THE TURKEY MEATLOAF CAME OUT GOOD..THIS TIME I ADDED SOME WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE. TASTED MORE LIKE BEEF. THEY ALSO MAKE A SAUCE FOR CHICKEN THAT I MARINATE THE CUTLETS IN AND THEN BROIL(GRILL). YUM!! GUESS I AM HUNGRY AND BETTER GET THE OATMEAL OUT! HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE KIDS HAVE PLANNED FOR TODAY. :rofl:
HAPPY SUNDAY :moped:

MELODY525
09-02-2007, 10:19 AM
:goodscale: THE SCALE CANNOT MAKE UP IT'S MIND WHETHER I WEIGH 182.5 OR 181.5. I TRIED IT 4 TIMES ALREADY AND IT SAID BOTH #'S TWICE. I'LL HAVE TO WAIT TILL TOMORROW AND TRY AGAIN. I CAN'T TO THAT TRICK ANYMORE TODAY of standing bent in 1/2! :rofl: SO I EITHER LOST ANOTHER 1.5 OR 2.5 LBS. I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE!!!:cb:

Hollyhock
09-02-2007, 10:57 AM
Morning!!

French toast consumed. Time to get dressed and get cleaning. Starting in the office and dining room. No excuses. I will NOT get sidetracked.

I am feeling very ready for the clean eating challenge. My goal is no salty snacks or sweets and cheese once a week and walk 30 min 5 times a week.I want to lose 10 lbs before I come to see Ruth!!!! That puts me below my lowest weight since having kids.

LOL Ruth- more like obsession. I picked Brian Melo as my fav in the top 22 and still like him best. There hasn't been a "Kalan" well, since Kalan, no big "star" IMO.
Melly- congrats!!!!

Last night I got the kitchen quite clean and mopped the floor and then we went across the road for a campfire with the neighbour, his kids and his parents. We have lived here 8 summers and have never just gone over to the neighbours. I love it!!

We are having a summers end campfire tonight. It is always an open invite. Looks like LOTS of people are coming. "The guys" are coming out from the city. A bunch of families from here. YIPPEE!! Having a weenie roast.

HUGS!!!

MELODY525
09-02-2007, 02:09 PM
HOLLY~ I CAN THINK OF A FEW WEENIES I'D LIKE TO ROAST :flame:

Hollyhock
09-02-2007, 03:19 PM
Ya me too MEl!!!

Upstairs is done.That makes the whole house as clean as it ever gets!! Can I lock the doors and keep hubby and the kids out?? Even for just an hour???? :devil::cool::D I could at least enjoy it in here. :carrot:

Kitchen needs to be cleaned up but first I will mess it up some more. Need to cut up veggies and sandwich stuff.Make dill dip. I have wieners and marshmallows to roast and Jiffy Pop to cook on the fire.I have a Mac and Cheese in the freezer for supper at 5pm.

Beer, wine, pop and juice are on ice already :D

A lot of the old gang is coming out from the city. I am very excited. It has been a long while.Lots of the new gang from around here are coming too.

Hubby is cutting the grass.

Okey dokey I have veggies to cut up.

Shad
09-02-2007, 08:56 PM
Morning all,
Here we are again back in fine but definitely cool weather in Perth. Uneventful flight back - nothing like going over to Brisbane. I had a deaf old man next to me. He couldn't hear me but was pleasant enough and we communicated for a bit in a sort of sign language. Got in around midnight and read for a bit and was totally annoyed when the alarm clock went off this morning. However I did force myself out of bed and out into the cold for a run. Didn't go as far as normal and the weight is up again this morning, but I think it is called aeroplane bloat. In a couple of days it will disappear I hope.

Ruth - so pleased to hear that the BIL's painting show went off well. Are they still coming over to Aus in November? Amazing thing about dogs. They have no conception of being down and out! They just go on and on and on until the time comes when they can go no more. Gotta love them for their loyalty, power, grace and sense of humour. I just figured that you had already gone to the Hyper Pypers and I had left it too late and I seem to have difficulty talking on voice mail, I never expect that someone won't answer the phone!!! :faint: Silly me, I can't think of what to say at that point. Get those paints out and start using your talents.

Mel - Our lady of Spain, oi now I have re-reminded Ruth of THAT song when she really wanted to stay in the closets of her mind. :rofl: You get those paints out as well. Get on with it. Wasn't that last years winter activity?? Congrats on the weight loss whatever it was. You are off to a flying start.

Holly - you and Ruth need to challenge each other for those 10lbs. Me, I know my limitations, I'll stick to my 2kg. Get on with the housework will you and then you can come over and get stuck into mine. I have a rent inspection this week. I can think of a few weinies I wouldn't mind toasted either.

Painter - get out those paints. Paint yourself in a garden full of flowers. Oils!! :yikes: you must be good. Ruth and Mel can do the same. I look forward to the results.

Time to get on with the day. See how they got on with out me on Friday. Wonder if they actually did anything.

ceejay52
09-02-2007, 10:27 PM
Back from the week end in Paragould. It was busy. I cleaned the carpet in the family room for my aunt and uncle. Went shopping and then for a walk in the woods. I'm jealous theygot a good 2 inch rain last week.

It rained on me coming home today but soon ran out from under the cloud.

Ruth--Enjoy the time with the piped pipers.

Happy ((hugs)) Condolances to you and your family concerning your aunt.

Mel--Thanks for setting up the new thread. Spain is going to be exciting. Congratulations on those pounds lost. See what clean eating will do.

Holly--Enjoy the time with friends and neghbours.

Shad-when you get through mowing, weed eating and trimming the bushes come to my house.

PainterWoman--I also look forward to the results of your oil painting.

Everyone enjoy the day off tomorrow. Think of me, I'll be working.

happy2bme
09-03-2007, 01:33 AM
Hi all,

Thank you very much for the kind thoughts - they are very much appreciated. I am in a tizzy - the clocks hands spun really fast and I didnt' nearly get enough done. Might pull an all nighter here and just sleep in the car on the way up.

I won't have access to the internet so I will catch up with you at the end of the week. :hug: to all. Don't forget to sing!

MELODY525
09-03-2007, 08:46 AM
:hug:HUGS BACK TO YOU HAPPY AND HAVE A SAFE TRIP.

:wave: MY EYES ARE TERRIBLE. I'LL BE BACK SOON :moped:

Madcat
09-03-2007, 08:53 AM
Morning Ladies! Here I am all measured and weighed. Itís not a pretty sight but everyone has to start somewhere, right? My official challenge start is not until tomorrow but my Weight Watchers online week starts on Monday so I am going to ďunofficiallyĒ start today. Hereís my plan:
Write down everything eaten. Iíll probably record them in WW online.
Drink at least 6 glasses of water
No sugar, no fried food.
Eat some veggies and fruits everyday
Complete 5 workouts a week Ė two of which incorporate weights.
5 Get Out of Jail Free cards that can be used for 1 drink or 1 dessert.

Mel~ Thank you for setting up the new thread. I love Spain. St Sebastian is apparently the centre of a new Spanish gastronomic renaissance, so hopefully we can avoid temptation! Good work on losing weight (whatever the amount). :lol: Hope your eyes repair quickly. Go rest!

Happy~ Iím so sorry to hear the news of your aunt. Take care as you make your journey. :hug: To all of your family.

Painter~ Do buy those oil supplies! How exciting!

Shad~ Have fun annoying your neighbours. You arenít one of those people who are all energetic at 6:30 in the morning, are you? And welcome back to your work week.

Ruth~ This seems to be something in the air. Glad to hear that you are taking an art class as well. Veggie focus month sounds like a good idea. Fall is a time for a new beginnings. This can be all of ours.

Holly~ Hope the party was a good one. End of summer is sad but the cool fall nights are so nice.

Ceejay~Welcome back from your visit. Hope you have a low stress day at work today.

All this talk of art has made me promise myself that I will sign up for that drawing class I have been eying. Iíll do that tomorrow. I really need a hobby. :D I was sick yesterday and slept through most of the day - but I feel better today. One more day of lazy summer leisure and then back to work.

Here is the ugly truth:
weight 183
chest 41
waist 37
hips 45.5
thigh 25.5
bicep 14

Hollyhock
09-03-2007, 04:43 PM
((Ruth)) How is Miss Lucy today??

I slept til 1pm :D Was up til 4am. Hubby got the kids brunch. :D It was such a good party. I counted 17 kids and then about 22 adults. The kids has so much fun. Lots of joyful noise. We had fireworks at 10pm. I served food after that. We roasted weenies and marshmallows all evening.
My sides hurt from laughing so much. It was a perfect mix of longtime friends and new friends. Nice way to end the summer. Kids and hubby are water sealing the back deck. I have some tidying to do and pencils and pencil crayons to find and sharpen for tomorrow. I am so sad the kids are going to school.
Need to do some laundry and plan supper. I may need another nap.

Feeling deeply happy.


oh...I am swearing off wine too. I managed not to over do it before 1am when the kids went to bed but went downhill between 1-4am. LOL!! my head is tender.

ceejay52
09-03-2007, 06:25 PM
This is my newest clean eats for the month

Exercise=Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, gym= walk 30 minutes and weights 20 minutes
--------- Friday, Saturday, use pedometer to gain up to 2.0 miles. Rest on Sundays.
Food= fat grams=40 grams, fiber 30-35 grams
water between 48-64 oz
Weigh in on Monday.
Stay on schedule.

Measurements
Bust=43
waist=41
hips=44
I’ve lost some inches this month, yipee. Sure will be glad when I see the 30’s

Weighed this morning at 181.8

Happy--Have a safe trip.

Goodness we have a lot of artists. Paint away ladies.

Work was a little busy around 9.30 a.m to 1. p.m. The lights flickered here and knew that the phone would soon start ringing. 2 of the water guys also had to fix a water leak. Had one customer that went off the deep end about the wter being off in her area, where the leak was being fixed. Told her to call back and talk to Debbie.

Enjoythe holiday.

Shad
09-03-2007, 08:27 PM
Morning all,
All these artists or artistes or whatever. I'll just plan and organise the gallery display so we can get some money for Christmas!!! :rofl: Seriously, I think it is great that so many of us are so artistic in one way or another. Me, I can fix machines!! I've also shorn sheep and shod horses and I can knit, sew and crochet although I haven't done anything for a very long time. I used to sketch at one time but I was never very good. I envy those whose drawings I can recognise.

Happy - safe travels. And extra :hug: for the family. Not to mention DH who will be stiff and sore when he arrives after all that driving.

Mel - those poor eyes. What can we recommend apart from rest and de stressing. Sleep well, listen to an audio book or something rather than trying to watch tv and fathom out those deep and meaningful Korean silences.

Madcat - it is never a pretty sight when we first weigh and measure. But just visualise it at the end of the month when we get to do it all over again. We'll be inches less and weighing less as well. Just know it.
And yes, I am the annoying pest who wakes up all cheerful with the first sign of the sun and wear out during the day.
Get up and at it!!!!!!!! Coffee is a perkin'

Holly - so pleased you had a grand end of summer party. Sounds like it was fun. Now take to aspirin and repeat after me. 'That was the last time I get stuck into the wine for a whole month'
You must be one of the few mums who don't like the kids going back to school. :faint:

Ceejay - I forgot to measure myself at the beginning of the month. I'll try to remember to do it tonight. Good job on delegating the moaners to someone else.

I was wondering why I don't get advised of posts anymore, that is I was wondering until yesterday when I found that the ISP has decided they are spam and according has put them all in my spam folder. Such is life. I would never relegate you lot to the spam folder.

Anyway, the day being what it is and me having to go downstairs for some UAT testing/training stuff, I'd better get on with the job. I think I may have to take time out of the training/testing where it doesn't impact on me so I can get some work done.

Be seeing you. Apologies to anyone I haven't mentioned. Didn't see Ruth there anywhere did I?

Meadow
09-04-2007, 02:19 AM
Happy-I'm so sorry about your Aunt. It was nice though that you got to share a recent conversation with her. Leaves some good memories in your head. :hug:

Ruth-:hug: Lucy will let you know but I hope she gets lots of good times with you before then. It is awful when our animal family gets unwell.

Mel-I'm sorry things are acting up again, I hope your eyes get their rest. Fabulous new thread you have started. Love it! You mean to tell me those paints of yours are STILL in the closet? You have to let your inner artist out!

Shad-Sounds like you got stuck in at home with the garden! Power tools and the hedge ;) and waking up the neighbours to let them know you are home. Glad your trip back to the work site was a calm one. Is shearing sheep as tricky as it looks on television? Got to have some muscles to flip them about and keep the snippers going:dizzy:

Holly-Glad to hear you are deeply happy, if not a wee hung over:o Let this not be a mind link :lol: Kids back to school tomorrow here. Should be fun, back to the up and atom!

Madcat-nice goals, good luck with the hydrating. Have you tried those new Lipton tea-to-go packets that you can put in the water to jazz it up a bit? I liked the iced-tea one and the tangerine flavours. zero calories but helps to make the water go down :)

Ceejay-Congratulations on losing inches!! Doesn't it feel good to have the trousers a bit looser? One day that will be me :D Best of luck with your challenge goals, they look doable. The hardest part in making yourself a priority and thinking you are worth the 1/2 hour of sweat. That is my latest thoughts, I can take time for me.

PainterWoman-I painted a large white poppy the other day with left over house paint :p no excuses, prop up the canvas and blend those colours ;)


I've been keeping up with the exercise. Biking, 30 minutes. Back into school full time, doing the kid stuff. Fingers crossed I don't let this renewed energy/exercise momentum slide.

Ruthxxx
09-04-2007, 09:17 AM
Good morning, Worldly Women!

Happy, safe trip and we'll see you when you return.

Madcat, I guess I should measure too. Maybe doing it in metric won't be as traumatic. I must say that my ticker is correct today after weeks of blipping.

Hollyhock, shall we do a five pound challenge? I'm aiming for 20 by January 1 which should be doable. That's not to say we won' drink wine when you visit! MEL, you poor eyes! Do get out the watercolours but don't strain your peepers. Maybe big paintings - use a housepaint brush. :lol:

Meadow, I love the though of a big white poppy in house paint! Yes, I'm sure Lucy will let me know when it's "time".

Ceejay, I'll bite. What the heck is Paragold - store, city, spa?

Shad, no Aussie trip in the future since the wedding (and maybe the relationship) is off for now. Lucy is blythely carrying on being a dog - "loyalty, power, grace and sense of humour" certainly sums it up. I've swithched my weeping to smiling.

Had a wonderful and completely relaxing time at the Hyper Pypers! I read, swam, chatted with Margo and her family and even got into my crappy old bathing suit and got into their pool. The Doggage had a wonderful time! Hershey would run around and then get into the pool, swim the circuit and hop out to carry on with dog stuff. Lucy was just fine! She chased cats and pigeons and tried to maintain her Portuguese "Land" Dog status by ignoring the pool. Margo finally gently carried her in and she did get in a few swims. We got home after dark last night and went straight to bed.

Delightful surprises this morning when I checked my phone messages. Dear Friend Claire and her husband have all the Fair schoolwork off the walls at the Hall and have it sorted and ready for return! That's a huge job that I did not get done last week with dog stuff. Claire also used her key when I was away and fixed my toilet tank. Like Shad, I know how to do this stuff but just didn't get at it on Saturday! I'm blessed to have such supportive friends.

Time to crank up the generator and get on with September. Hasta la vista.

ceejay52
09-04-2007, 10:39 AM
Miss Ruth-Paragould is a city thatI grewup in and where my uncle's live.

Shad-I'm up and at it this morning, to work that is. Food is planned, going to the gym after work.

Holly--Glad you are in a happy mood. It must be the fall air.

Had to radio the light office to switch over the phone this morning. Those ladies get spoiled to an extra day off. The August reports are completed.

I've decided to weigh every day this week and do an average at the end of the weeks.

The weather men ar predicting rain by noon. I'll wait and see. The high today is 85. I do have a sinus headache this morning this is usually my prediction that the weather is changing.

Let's do it.

Ruthxxx
09-04-2007, 12:05 PM
Thanks, Ceejay. I guess I could have googled it.

MELODY525
09-04-2007, 08:07 PM
RUTH~ PARAGOULD IS NOT JUST A CITY SHE GREW UP IN BUT ONE I THINK I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE TO!! :rofl: GLAD YOU HAD A GREAT TIME AND ALL IS WELL THIS WEEK SO FAR!! LOL

MADCAT~ NICE LIST FOR THE CHALLENGE!! GO MADDIE GO!! GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR GOALS!! I'LL BE THE PACE CAR AND WE'LL GO OUT RIDING TOGETHER THIS MONTH!! LET ME KNOW WHAT DAY IS GOOD :moped:

SHAD~ YES THESE ARE THE PAINTS FROM A FEW YEARS AGO AND I BUY MORE EVERY YEAR :rofl: I AM AN AZZHOLE..WHAT CAN I SAY> :lol3: HOPE YOUR WEEK AT WORK WILL BE A GOOD ONE. :hug:

CEEJAY~ TODAY NO ONE IN THE OFFICE WAS REALLY "HERE" MENTALLY! ROFLMAO NOT SURE WHEN ANYONE REMEMBERED TO TAKE OUR PHONE OFF THE ANS. MACHINE!!! LOL HAPPY TUESDAY!

MEADOW~ PEDAL YOUR LITTLE HEART OUT!! NOW THE KIDS ARE BACK FULL TIME YOU CAN PEDAL ALL DAY!! :ebike: I'LL HEAD IN YOUR DIRECTION AND YOU HEAD IN MINE!! oh so lo me ow to you also....too funny!!! :hug:

HOLLY...GLAD THE PARTY WAS GOOD AND YOU ALL HAD A GREAT TIME. SUMMER IS TOO SOON OVER!!!

DID SOME OFFICE WORK THAT WILL LAST ME A MONTH!! MENTALLY THAT IS. I MUST REMIND THEM TO GET MY EXTRA CHECK READY. YOU WOULD THINK BY NOW THEY COULD DO THIS THEMSELVES!! JOHN WAS MORE THAN GRATEFUL FOR THE HELP LAST WEEK. FUNNY WE ARE GETTING CLOSER.....WHEN HE FIRST CAME HERE ALL WE DID WAS OPPOSE EACH OTHER. :rofl: EYES ARE BETTER THAN THE OTHER DAY. LET US PRAY!! :lol3: THE WEATHER HERE IS GORGEOUS BUT SINUSSY. IS THAT A WORD? LOL
I EVEN GOT FOOD SHOPPING DONE.
DID I SAY JEN HAS A CAT? BLACK AND WHITE WITH A HITLER MUSTACHE. CUTE AS THE DICKENS. THE FIL WAS GOING TO THROW HIM OUT AND LEAVE HIM BEHIND...JEN WENT OUT AND CAUGHT HIM AND BROUGHT HIM HOME CRYING.....JEN NOT THE CAT. THE AZZ OF A CAT SWALLOWED A NEEDLE AND THREAD. THE THREAD WAS WRAPPED AROUND HIS TONGUE SO TIGHT THE KIDS COULDN'T GET IT OFF SO THEY RUSHED HIM TO THE VETS AND HIS TONGUE WAS TURNING BLUE,,,,THE CAT'S NOT THE VET'S . THANK GOD CAUSE THE VET PULLED THE THREAD AND GOT THE NEEDLE OUT!!! BUT KITTY HAD TO STAY OVERNIGHT FOR OBSERVATION. COST OVER $200....LIKE WE HAVE THIS KIND OF MONEY!!! :rofl: THE BIRD ONLY COSTS MONEY FOR FOOD!!! I TOLD MY GRANDSON HE IS HOMELESS NOW!! HE CERTAINLY CAN'T GO AND LIVE WITH JEN. HE SEEMED RELIEVED AFTER OUR TALK:lol3: :lol3: I CAN'T EVEN REMEMBER THE LAST TIME HE FLEW TO HER LIKE HE WANTED TO EVEN GO HOME!! IT'S MUCH QUIETER HERE ANYWAY. NO NASTY FOOTBALL REFEREES BLOWING THOSE DANG WHISTLES THAT SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF HIM FOR SOME REASON. :rofl: GOOD THING WE LOVE EACH OTHER AND WE'RE BOTH CONTENT TO SHARE THE APARTMENT!
OK RAMBLED ON FOR LONG ENOUGH. THINKING OF HAVING A DAY TO MYSELF TOMORROW. WE'LL SEE.
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!:scooter:

Shad
09-04-2007, 08:52 PM
Morning all,
Well the days are flying past in a bit of a blur. The project is ramping up. The Change manager is desparate to get some more Tech writer/ Trainers and has come up with a name! Guess who.... yep Mel got it in one TFG. She asked for references. I was very restrained. She's desparate for trainers however when I mentioned my rooster again she tells me he hasn't enough experience. Like that mattered with my other two. Okay enough whinge about the job.

The good weather didn't last too long. We're in for another wet spell. Then fine on Friday and back to rain over the weekend. Wouldn't ya just know it. I was hoping to go out to Araluen one day of the weekend. Tulips are out down there and are reported to be a grand sight. I'll have to work one day of the weekend. So I'll have to gamble on the weather. The rental agency is to do an inspection of the apartment tomorrow. Tonight will be finishing off the housework and no doubt whinging about it as well.

Ruth, glad you had a great time at the Pypers. Fancy having to carry a 'water' dog into the water. I had a land dog (Shad was Kelpie/ Shepherd, herded sheep, cattle, chickens, geese (who wouldn't cooperate) and people) but he would have loved being a boatie dog. Gunbo was a pedigree Shepherd and he had too much style (his attitude not mine) to do more than paddle out, retrieve half a dozen sticks at a time and paddle back. Then look at me as if daring me to do it again. They all have their funny ways and personalities. Gotta love Claire and Doug. Please say hello to them from me. Friends such as those two are worth their weight in gold.

Ceejay, good on you for being up and at it and doing that exercise. Keep it up.

Mel - get on their back and demand the check. I mean to say they expect you to leap to it as soon as they call, but they take their time to pay you. Not on. Poor Jen, poor little kitten. Some people are so crass to animals. Tell Jen I love her, she's such a generous soul.

Anyway, gotta go and get on with the day. I'm about to become Madame Lash with the troops. After all if I have to get it in the neck, then so do they.

Hey, we have your President in Sydney at the moment. The Sydneysiders are not all that excited about that. I guess you will get to hear all about his visit on your news broadcasts.

Hollyhock
09-05-2007, 08:45 AM
My first day of clean eating went well. I did not eat cheese, salty snacks or sweets and I did sit ups and yoga. I really wanted to snack last night.
Kalan was on Idol last night. I watched it at 2 different time zones. Made my whole month!!:carrot:

MELODY525
09-05-2007, 09:25 AM
HOLLY~ CONGRATS ON YOUR FIRST DAY!!

SHAD~ I HAD A FEELING WHEN WE WROTE LAST THAT THIS WAS COMING WITH THE TFG!! :rofl: CALL ME A WITCH BUT WHEN YOU SAID THEY WANTED PEOPLE I COULD SEE IT IN THE CARDS :lol3: :lol3: OF COURSE EASY FOR ME TO BE LAUGHING!!! WE WOULDN'T MIND A BIT IF YOU KEPT BUSHIE OVER THERE FOR AWHILE LONGER!! OR MAYBE FED HIM TO THE CROCS. TAKE HIM TO GROOTE AND LEAVE HIM. :rofl: HOPE THE JOB GOES WELL! :hug: I WILL PASS YOUR MESSAGE ON TO JEN.

I WOKE UP FEELIING TIRED SO I LEFT THE PHONE OFF. TAKING THE DAY FOR MYSELF. I WENT TO SEE THE CAT FOR MYSELF AND MAKE SURE HE'S OK. JUST FROM A DISTANCE MIND YOU, DON'T NEED ANYMORE EYE IRRITANTS! :tantrum: HE IS SO ADORABLE. YOU PICK HIM UP AND HE'S LIKE A SACK OF POTATOES. LIMP AND SOOOO CALM. I THINK THEY FEED HIM DRUGS. I HAVE SEEN LAID BACK CATS BEFORE BUT NEVER ONE LIKE THIS. NO WONDER JEN WAS SO UPSET. HE COULD NEVER FEND FOR HIMSELF OUT THERE IN THE REAL WORLD....HE'S TOO STUPID :rofl: :rofl:
I AM OFF FOR SOME BREAKFAST, SHOWER, CLEAN NIGHTIE AND REST UP.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY :moped:

:wave: WAVING AT MISS HAPPY EVEN IF I KNOW YOU'RE NOT RIGHT ABOVE ME!! :hug:

MELODY525
09-05-2007, 09:26 AM
and by the way.....WHERE IS MISS CARLA....THE QUEEN OF CLEAN???? ISN'T THIS HER CHALLENGE????
JUST ASKIN' MISS CARLA :lol3:

ceejay52
09-05-2007, 10:27 AM
Yes where is Carla----

Holly-day one completed and on a good note.

Mel--Poor cat. Keep reminding them about your check. Seems some want you to work for free. You are welcome to join me when I retire. I'm thinking about moving back to Paragould, but I need to be near one of my siblings.

Went to the gym last night as planned. Completed 21 minutes on the treadmill and did four weight machines for 19 minutes. I was tired. The rest was good.

I don't see anyone singing.

carla49
09-05-2007, 11:28 AM
Carla's been lurking while she recovered from the latest visit to the SM. (Speaking of which, I do think the other meaning of S&M is both interesting and appropriate...) Anyway, the trip went okay and was mercifully short.

Yesterday was day 1 of clean eating. I really wasn't sure if I'd be on board or not. But the mornign weigh-in had me only half a pound up from my signature, so that was the encouragement I needed. With all the Halloween candy in every store, some kind of plan is the only way to survive. For some reason I have trouble resisting large bags of fun-size chocolate bars. especially when they're on special. I may just have to stay out of drugstores until mid-Nov.... My challenge is to try to stick to my food exchange plan, which allows a certain number of each food group per day. And, of course, wine is out of the questionpè^;0g
$# Oops - my big cat just decided to add his opinion of my post. More later - can't really type properly with a lap full of cat and laptop as well.

Ruthxxx
09-05-2007, 12:34 PM
Good morning - just barely. I did the gym thing this morning from 8 to 9:30. Wow! Missing Monday really showed. The rest of the morning has gone down the tube with emails and phone calls.

I am off shortly to do pet therapy at the clinic. Lucy is really dragging so I will most likely take Hershey. This afternoon I will tackle those blasted plum tomatoes. I have my garden club meeting tonight and must go to avoid getting roped into working our display at the International Ploughing Match later in the month. I'll be working in finance in an air conditioned trailer instead which suits me. I'm debating about the garden club - several rather snotty people in it! I hate that.

On with clean eats! My ticker is finally not lying! Now I need to tackle Splash Mountain.

Shad
09-05-2007, 08:30 PM
Morning all,
Mel, I doubt that the TFG will get here. I sent a message to the style **** stating that yes I had worked with him and that I have never seen him train anyone but have had reports that he is a charismatic trainer. But that I could state that his tech writing while okay had never been known to meet a deadline and if she wanted further info, to speak to me. She did, and she said she had already been having some doubts about his CV (Resume) because he professed that he had worked for the company before putting in a program called Business Warehouse for Plant Maintenance reporting. Well since the style **** has been here for years, she worked out that we don't use BW for PM, we only use it for Finance. Now here is a real point of interest for all of us who have to use a CV to get work. Never lie. This is such a small world that everyone knows someone or something that knows someone else.
She showed me the parts of his CV where we worked together at Wollongong, Groote and Townsville, and it is very cleverly written to assure the reader that he was perfectly capable of writing doco and training such things as Plant Maintenance, Supply Chain Management and Finance - with a little HR thrown in for good measure. In actual fact he only wrote a few finance docos and trained a few basic things. I went out to lunch with my friend Zen (no not Carla's cat) and we had a good laugh about it. Zen was his team lead on the last two projects. She wants to know who his referees are. So do I for that matter. This could out to be fun. I know, I know, I sound all *****y and spiteful and revengeful etc. etc. Not like me really.
Glad to hear the kitten is coming along. Some cats are totally laid back. I've seen some of those Rag Doll Cats that just go totally limp when you pick them up and then they go to sleep and you have to tote them around with dangly legs and head.

Sounds like the challenge is off to a good start - well for the rest of you. I'm having some motivation problems at the moment and I've been busy cleaning the place because the Rental ****s are coming in to check up on me today. I have no doubt that they will pick up on something somewhere. I'm also working 10 hour days and will be working one day of the weekend. Life doesn't get to be all that much fun at this stage of the project.

Carla so you are into S&M with the SM. Oh dear what an exciting life you lead. *snork* Whips, leather, chains, bondage. Oh what a life. Did you leave her tied up or did you only want to do that?

Time to get out of here and get on with the day - even if it is only to set an example for the troops - whom I gave some deadlines yesterday. Think they were a bit surprised.... and worried. I gave myself some too, so I'd better meet them or else.

Hollyhock
09-05-2007, 10:53 PM
soooooooooooooooo tired..... work , hockey, skates were too tight, crying boy, first ever piano lesson, end of year soccer meeting that went on for 2 *yawn* hours.....kids stayed at piano teachers/friends house til 9pm...borrowed skates for tomorrow....arranged school council meeting, set class lists for Sunday school....arranged with hubby for him to take off work early to take DS to a goalie clinic from 6-8 tomorrow...I work til 7:30pm and then Chair the School Council meeting from 8-9:30.........I need to wash pots and pans and put something together for the crock pot tomorrow, feed the critters.............
I did not over eat but did have a cookie. No cheese yet and i may still do some sit ups................ My neck and shoulders are all bunchy right now.....
breathing..........

Ruthxxx
09-06-2007, 08:38 AM
:wave: I'm drowning in tomatoes! Help!

MELODY525
09-06-2007, 09:23 AM
CEEJAY~ I BET THE FAMILY WILL LOVE YOUR MOVING BACK IN RETIREMENT. GOOD FOR YOU WITH THE GYM. HERE'S A SONG JUST FOR YOU:
I'm comin' home, I've done my time
Now I've got to know what is and isn't mine
If you received my letter telin' you I'd soon be free
Then you'll know just what to do if you still want me
If you still want me.

Tie a yellow ribbon 'round the old oak tree
It's been three long years
Do you still want me?
If I don't see a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree
I'll stay on the bus
Forget about us
Put the blame on me
If I don't see a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree

Bus driver, please look for me
'Cause I couldn't bear to see what I might see
I'm really still in prison, and my love she holds the key
A simple yellow ribbon's what I need to set me free
I wrote and told her please:

Now the whole damn bus is cheering
And I can't believe I see
A hundred yellow ribbons 'round the old oak tree
I'm comin' home

CARLA~ SORRY THE SM IS SUCH A DRAIN. :hug: BUT YOU CAN'T JUST LEAVE US TO OURSELVES WANDERING AROUND IN THE DESERT ALONE. YOU KNOW HOW HAPPY AND SHAD CAN BE BAD INFLUENCES ON THE REST OF US. JUST THINK OF ALL THE TROUBLE WE CAN GET INTO :beach: :belly: :cheers:

SHAD~ I DIN'T KNOW WHETHER TO LAUGH OR CRY!! :rofl: IT'S JUST A SHAME THEY WOULDN'T TAKE YOUR RECCOMENDATION OF THE ROOSTER. I HAVE KNOW MANY WHO FUDGED ON THEIR CV'S AND GOT GOOD AND CAUGHT. THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE SOMEWHERE WHO WILL ACTUALLY MAKE THAT CALL AND BACK CHECK!! :dance: GOOD LUCK WITH WHOEVER GETS THERE :hug:

RUTH~ I HATE SNOTTY PEOPLE TOO....BUT THEN I CAN BE A REAL SNOT MYSELF! :lol3: POOR LUCY :hug: HAVE A GOOD DAY IN THE TRAILER!! MAKE SPAGHETTI SAUCE!!

HOLLY~ KEEP BREATHING...I HEAR IT'S GOOD FOR YOU!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: WHEN I READ YOUR POSTS I AM ALWAYS GLAD JEN IS 39!!!!

OFF TO THE SUPERMARKET. IT'S ALMOST TIME. NOTHING NEW TO REPORT. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY. I HAD A LIVERWURST ON A HARDROLL TUESDAY....NO ON MY PLAN!!! :faint: I LOOKED INTO MY CRYSTAL BALL :wizard: AND I SEE A LAXATIVE IN MY FUTURE! :rofl:
HAPPY THURSDAY! :moped:

Hollyhock
09-06-2007, 10:03 AM
This is me mostly venting. Why does everyone start everything this week????? What is wrong wiht the 2nd week of Sept anyhow. I bet it feels lonely.

Ruth- I want to make salsa this weekend!! How's Lucy.
HUGS Mel- today I am looking forward to looking back and laughing about days like yesterday.

7am-Feeling frazzled. it took me an hour last night, laying in bed, to relax the tension in my body enough to fall asleep. I felt so guilty about DSís skates being too small and he was upset and consequently was nasty to me, the goalie equipment was not great I was upset and mostly kept it in check.........

There is a free goalie clinic tonight. Hubby is leaving work early and taking him. Another dad dropped me off 2 pairs of skates last night to try and another goalie mom is bringing some goalie skates to the rink tonight for DS to try. I bought new mouth guards last night. My reason for being upset is partly because I know jack squat about hockey. Hubby has played all of his life . He knows what is required. I am constantly asking questions and am 1 step behind. He at least didnít go off on me when we got home last night. He knew the skates were too small and didnít do anything about it. He had all weekend ( or summer) to outfit the boy.

And if one more parent or kid asks me why DS was not at the goalie camps or power skating camps this summer I will scream. They are $300.00- $500.00 each. The regular season is $1000.00. We are poor. How can these people fork of $16,000.00 for sewers and then put their kids in 5 different camps all summer.Many of these people farm or work in trades like us how can they possibly afford it.

oops...I vented............

I work from 12-7:30 today. Between 9-11:30 I have sooooo much to do. i can take some paperwork to work to work on when I am not busy there.

9am-Still feeling frazzled but the kids are off to school and they have healthy lunches and snacks and appropriate notes were sent, behaviour mod done while waiting for the bus :D sucessfully!, good convo with the kids this morning, healthy breakfast ingested, DS practised his piano............
Kids loved their first piano lesson.

I am feeling less stressed already...............

Ruthxxx
09-06-2007, 11:59 AM
Here's a tomato or six to pitch, Hollyhock! I'm half done the bushel now. I may persuade Claire to take some. Her darling DH did two dump runs for me this morning and that could be a sort of thank you. ~~~ evil laugh ~~~

Mel, I adore liverwurst and keep taking it off the shelf and then putting it back when I see the fat and calories. I just may make some spaghetti sauce - I have peppers and onions and some frozen ground chicken and beef. I love having it on hand in small servings for those winter nights when I need carbs. I have a spaghetti squash baking and may make a couple of squash and tomato casseroles for the freezer.

Carla, where does SM live? I need to know so I can avoid her. :lol:

Shad, I love it when somebody gets their comeuppance. Dumb a$$ guy!

Ceejay, thanks for cluing me in on Paragould. I Googled it and it looks rather nice. 22,000 people is about the right size for me now that I'm a country chick.

:wave: to Meadow and Happy and PainterWoman.

I did take Lucy to do pet therapy yesterday and she did OK. My local vet dropped in during the afternoon and brough me a good book about pets living with cancer. Apparently chemo for dogs is not as horrible as it is for humans and Leslie asked me to keep an open mind about it.

Whoops! Just realized I need to iron the Church linens this morning before it gets too hot. I hope to heck I don't manage to get tomato stains on them.

carla49
09-06-2007, 02:55 PM
Well, I'm back, after having been so rudely interrupted by a large grey moulting mooch... But Mel's right - you lot need me to keep you all in line. :coach: :rofl:

Today's weigh-in reminded of something I already knew but chose to ignore - bbq'ing and eating large Italian sausages is not a scale-friendly activity. And cooking an extra sausage 'for tomorrow' just leads to over-indulgence tonight. Oh well. Lesson learned, at least til next time, and once the salt and fat have worked themselves thru the system Mr Scale may be my friend again. At least it was very, very good. So far today has been OP, and I do have lots of the right kind of foods on hand, so no excuses.

Exercise is still in the planning stage - felt quite proud of myself on Tuesday to use a coupon for 2 months at a local gym at a reduced price. Hmmm - isn't signing on and paying enough? Do I really have to get my dimpled butt over there? Sheesh! Maybe later today... The weather today is a little on the steamy side after several days of coolth (new word - do y'all like it?), so I'm thinking about a quick trip to the lake.

Ruth, I sure wish you were close enough for me to zip down and relieve you of the excess tomatoes! I just love making simple greek salads - just cukes, tomatoes, feta, olive oil and lemon and oregano. Yumm.
I'm glad to hear that Lucy's doing well. Do you do the pet therapy with adults, kids, seniors? I've been thinking my big grey cat would be ideal as a therapy cat. He's gentle and absolutely loves attention and meeting new people. It might cut his boredom and make him happier. Who did you contact to find out how to get involved in it?

Shad, what delicious revenge on the idiot, who no doubt thought no one would ever know how creative he'd been on his CV. Hoist on his own petard, right? Do you think your rooster might stand a better chance now?

Mel, Jen's kitten sounds adorable. I can't believe anyone was just going to discard the poor baby without trying to alleviate its pain. They do get expensive, as I found out to my shock, but still... Between my boy's anxiety/boredom/self-mutilation problem and my little girl's missing tear ducts and the discharge and rawness and discomfort it causes her, I think I've probably helped the local vet renovate her house. And of course neither problem is even slightly corrected. Grrr. Does this mean that your grandson will now live with you all the time? :crossed: Lovely for both of you if that's the case! Company for you, and a smoke-free environment for him to be spoiled rotten by his nana!
Did you get your cheque yet? Maybe if you send them a written request, using the British/Canadian spelling, they'll be so thrown they'll meekly cough up the cash... :lol3:

Happy, I'm pretty sure you're still away, but I did want to send my condolences on the loss of your aunt. :hug: Like the others here, I'm so glad for you that you had had the chance for a long talk with her not too long ago. Drive carefully, and come back to us soon.

Painter, I had no idea just how many in this gang are artistically inclined! Except me, of course. No talent at all around here! But it is an ability I'd love to have.

Holly, sounds like you had a frustrating few days, but things are looking up, right? As for the people who seem to have bags of money to pay for goodies, I often wonder the same thing. Their credit cards and lines of credit are probably maxed out keeping up with the Joneses. I'm more like you - don't want to spend what I don't have.

Ceejay, you're right that there's not a lot of singing going on, although I noticed Mel's doing her bit. Maybe we're all too busy exercising and counting calories and writing it all down to type up our lyrics. Here's a short excerpt for now, in honour of my return to work tomorrow :tantrum: :
"I don't want to work
I just want to bang on the drum all day..."
I did say it was a short excerpt... ;)

Madcat, I do like your plan, with the get out of jail free cards. I'm glad I didn't adopt it though, as last night would have used up at least three of the five... :yikes: I'll be working for a few days in TO late November - let's both do really, really, well with our clean eating for the next while, and then we can get together and have guilt-free drinks while we ooh and aah about each other's tiny waist and dress size... :hat: :yes:

That reminds me - I had an NSV yesterday. My jeans are too big, and while I haven't found new ones yet, I did buy a new pair of casual pants in size 14 that fit extremely well! Lots of stretch in them, of course, but still...

Bye all. :wave: to those I've missed - there's always someone I forget.

Shad
09-06-2007, 08:54 PM
Morning all,
Went out to dinner last night with one of the roosters from the Townsville project. We had a giggle about the tfg and his cv. Dinner was Indian, very nice although just a little too hot for me. I didn't get on the scales this morning. Wine plus Indian food does not add up to clean eating.
The other rooster, whom I wanted to get on this project is now working in Sydney so the style **** left it too late for that. Don't know who I will get now. Us PM types are few and far between at the moment and many of the older trainers are moving into Change Management - they have had enough. There are a great number of projects going on at the moment so all trainers, good or bad are hard to find. Tfg being turned down for a job is probably a historical comment.

Holly - how can you beat yourself up about the skates and goalie gear? First the DH has been taking the kid to hockey classes - why didn't he know about it? Secondly, it is not you playing the game, why can't the child be expected to look after his own gear - cleaning, checking, complaining they are too small or too old or whatever. Sometimes we have to take responsibility for our own actions. Now is a good time to learn that lesson. I seem to remember that we had one reminder about a month before the start of a season to check things fit, were fit to wear and whether we were fit to wear 'em. Leave it too late, you didn't get to play for the season. End of discussion. My folks didn't have that much either, but they tended to budget for things for sport. I did the same for my two as well.

Ruth - :hug: Bet the gift of the book bought a few tears to the eyes. I didn't know they even did chemo on dogs!! Wish I lived closer cos I would be up there for some tomatoes. Nothing beats tomato sandwiches with fresh wholemeal bread and a dab of good butter apart from if you put some good cheese and avocado with the tomatoes. Oh bother, now I want, I want, I want.

Carla, I hope you took the opportunity to go for a swim in the lake. I see spring has sprung here. There's a place called Araluen out in the hills, and the tulips are out en masse there. This morning I noticed the azaleas in bloom on the road down to the office. The Red Wing azalea have been out for ages but now the delightful pink and white ones are out as well. And the primroses are blooming. So it will soon be time to go to the wildflower fields and take a look at the natural phenomena.

Speaking of phenomena, I see the Canadians got made the scapegoat for a local comedy company breach of security at the APEC meeting in Sydney. Apparently they dolled their vehicles up to look like a Canadian delegation (wonder where they got the authentic looking stickers from??) and got through 2 checkpoints before they got nabbed at the 3rd outside George Bush's hotel. One of them was dressed as Osama Bin Laden for heavens sake. All those millions spent on security and 2 checkpoints failed :faint:

Sad news also that the Singing Whale ie Luciano Pavarotti has passed away. Many years ago, I saw a tv special where he and his father sang together in a cathedral in Italy (Modena, Firenze, Milano????). Two soaring and glorious voices. And who can forget him singing the lead in Aida some years back.

Anyway, we have officially been given the message to get on with it and work harder and that we may claim overtime if necessary. So now I guess they may bring a port-a-loo to the end of each desk and expect us to keep on working!!!! Apparently we are at 22% done and should be at 56% done. However we can only do what we can do. I'll give it a shot, but won't be crying if it doesn't happen.

Better get on with it!

PS - Carla, great NSV there. Keep it up.

carla49
09-06-2007, 09:19 PM
I'm feeling extremely satisfied with myself - actually got off the couch and went for that swim. :swim: The water is pretty chilly, but still acceptable on a hot day like today. This time I watched the time, and the same distance as last time was about 30 minutes without stopping. Not all that many calories burned - I don't crawl (freestyle), just breaststroke, sidestroke, and a little back crawl. I really should get some kind of floaty thing to take with me now the beach is "closed" and there's no lifeguard. Not that they'd save me anyway, swimming outside the supervised area. If all goes well tomorrow, I may get another (maybe final) swim in either in the morning or after I finish work. It's supposed to be another hot, humid day. :crossed: that it works out - no guarantees that the weather will be hot again after that.

Shad, is this your big chance to work so much overtime you can afford to retire on the proceeds? Or do you get straight time for OT and then have to give most of it to the feds in taxes like here? As for Indian dinner out, here's a :kickbutt: just like I gave myself after the sausage incident... The youngsters amongst us are counting on you to set an example. :drill: :rofl:

Madcat
09-06-2007, 10:33 PM
Youngsters? Youngsters? :lol: Ainít no one here but we chickens!!

Iíve been working my butt off in the gym this week and I am pleased that I have only had pre-planned slip-ups as far as food goes. I have been recording everything in WW online and I feel pretty good - except that I still feel kinda dizzy and a bit out of sorts. I suspect it could be either allergies or I need new glasses. Or both. My head hurts most of the time, but I can live with it. Stupid ragweed. Enough whinging.

Carla~ good for you being out there and swimming. And you should probably wear a life jacket or some other flotation device if you are out there alone. But how nice that you get those last few strokes it. It amazing how quickly the water loses it summer warmth. And if signing up for a gym without having to go was enough there would be an awful lot of thin people sitting on their couches! :lol:

Shad~ The tech writing / training community is like that here too. Everyone knows everyone and the work is so plentiful that if you wait too long all the good people are snapped up. Just like we have always said Ė never piss anyone off because you never know who is going to be hiring next week. :lol: And he is an idiot to lie on a CV in a community that small. Iím glad you donít have to put up with the twit on this project. I was listening to some of the Pavarotti coverage on the radio today. What a lovely voice he had. He will be missed. Yikes! To your schedule at least they are willing to pay for the extra effort. Good luck with it.

Ruth~ Aha what an evil way to get rid of tomatoes by using them as a thank you. Next you are going to be standing in dark doorways near a local high school offering them to students. ďCímon kid, itís only one little plum tomato. One wonít hurt youÖĒ Do you can things? Good luck with whatever you decide for Lucy.

Holly~ Doesnít seem fair that the DH doesnít step up and deal with equipping the boy for hockey. Seems like the easiest solution - but when are things easy? You can vent all you want. Parenting is a full time job in itself. Lousy pay but pretty decent retirement plan.

Mel~ Thanks for the song. Now its stuck in my head! Iíll have to think of a song to post. Fro a group that is supposed to be singing we are a pretty mute lot! Jenís kitty sounds lovely. She could always just calculate how much a lb heís worth now. And maybe heís not stupid Ė just drawing her into a false sense of security. Have you ever seen the website with the pictures from the guy who hooked a camera up to his cat? They are really quite neatÖ lots of shots from under cars and looking up through tall grass.

Ceejay~ Good work on the gym visit.

Ok, I better get out of here and get some stuff done. Iíve been thinking I really want to work hard and see if I can get back into the 160s by my birthday in late October. That would be nice. Weíll see how it goes. Night ladies present and missing and missed.

Shad
09-06-2007, 11:17 PM
Music, you want music??

Para bailar la Bamba
Para bailar la Bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia (note 1)
Una poca de gracia, por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

Bamba, Bamba
Bamba, Bamba
Bamba, Bamba
Bamba, Bamba

Yo no soy marinero
Yo no soy marinero
Soy capitan, soy capitan, soy capitan

Bamba, Bamba
Bamba, Bamba
Bamba, Bamba
Bamba, Bamba

Here's the Spanish words to La Bamba and if you want to sing along, click thishttp://www.musicalspanish.com/bambasample.htm

ceejay52
09-06-2007, 11:31 PM
I had to google this and I will not be dancing--it gave that too
I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain, I'm happy again
Yes it finally rained today. It was a beautiful sight and the sounds of thunder awesome. We got over 2 inches.

Madcat--It's kinda hard getting into the swing of things of this challenge but once that happens you'll begin to see a difference in the way you feel except for the allergies. Here it's both the farmers arial apraying and the rag weed. Golden rod is ready to bloom. I'm repaired. I've restocked the allergy meds. Not that it does any good.

Holly--Hubby should be taking your son to the hocky practices and getting him geared up. You do well.

On a good note the scale said 179.0 this morning. It's been a 85% day for me. My water intake was nil, drank diet 7 ups, weights were not done and over on fat grams due to the blueberry muffins. I couldn't stop at just one. Exercise was done at home on the bike for 30 minutes.

ceejay52
09-06-2007, 11:33 PM
Shad-you came in at the same time. Nice song Are we going to do the rumba to?

Hollyhock
09-06-2007, 11:38 PM
A much better day today. As far as first week transitions go this one has been the best ever.
Had a great School Council meeting after work. Today went smoother for the Goalie Clinic. The positives about last night were- When I came home hubby had made his own supper, cleaned it up and ran the dishwasher. a year ago he would have sat for 4 hours in front of the TV , beer in hand. And when I came home and expressed it was not a great experience. He did not get defensive or go on the attack. He apologized to DS and was supportive to me. Monumental changes.

it went up to 32C here today and humid.Allergies are brutal.

Working 9-3 tomorrow and there is a family pizza party in town. Hockey Sat and Sunday. I will make some salsa. Food has been okay but i did have a small slice of pizza, no sweets or salty snacks tho.

Ruthxxx
09-07-2007, 06:00 AM
Yesterday I got the word that Lucy's cancer is a particularly aggressive one. It is in the nose and bones near the eyes and has destroyed the bone between the nose and the brain. I'm very sad and crying but she seems OK, aside from sleeping so much. I'm hoping for a gentle passage for us both and plan to make her life as good as possible for the time she will still be here.

I am going to go to town next week to talk to the vet (oncologist) to discuss chemo but am not hopeful.

Most of you know how attached I am to this darling, bratty, eyeglass-eating, charming furkid so I know you'll understand. Hershey, her DogMum, seems to know what's up and is doing a lot of ear licking - dogs don't lie about love.

Shad
09-07-2007, 06:16 AM
Oh Ruth, I am so sorry. Our furbabies mean so much to us. Be gentle with yourself and look after our Lucy.

Give Hershey and extra special cuddle from me too. Now I am sitting here in tears as well.

Ruthxxx
09-07-2007, 06:23 AM
Thank you, Shad. I know you understand.

happy2bme
09-07-2007, 08:06 AM
Ruth - so sorry to hear about Lucy. :hug: Hope she won't suffer, I know it must be horrible for you.

Got back into town at 4am yesterday. I'm so glad we were able to make it up there even if it was a rather whirlwind trip in 48 hours. It was supposed to rain yesterday all the way through our trip home so DH decided to take a nap after the funeral and we drove through the night. It was actually better that way. Came home to find that I had a flat tire - big old nail sticking in the back tire. So it's off to the dealer today to replace all 4 tires that have worn rather quickly for only having 27,000 miles on the car.

There's lots to catch up on but we're taking the car in at 7 and I'm still sitting here in my pajamas so I'd better get moving. Love to the chicks...

MELODY525
09-07-2007, 09:46 AM
:cheer: YAY CEEJAY!! I AM GOING TO HAVE TO TRY AND CHASE AFTER YOU INTO THE 70'S NOW!! :running: A BOG CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'RE ON THE MOVE NOW! GOOD NEWS! GLAD IT FINALLY RAINED FOR YOU :rain:

MADCAT~ GOOD FOR YOU AND THE GYM TOO! BEEN FEELING OUT OF SORTS TOO, VERY BAD SINUS WEATHER ALL OVER THEY SAY ON THE NEWS. MUST BE THE GLOBAL WARMING THING CAUSING ALL THIS.:faint: HANG IN THERE!

SHAD~ INDIAN FOOD!!! NOW THAT I AM SURE DESERVES A BOOD BOOT IN THE BUTT FROM CARLA! :rofl: TOO BAD I DON'T KNOW AND COMPUTER STUFF! WE COULD HAVE TRAVELED TOGETHER!! BUT THEN WE MIGHT NOT HAVE STAYED FRIENDS :lol3: :lol3: HOPE YOU CAN FIND ANOTHER PM NAME TO DRAW OUT OF THE HAT!

CARLA~ :rollpin: WHO'S GOING TO BE POLICING YOU????
SAUSAGES??? :faint: YOU AND SHAD MUST BE TAKING LESSONS FROM EACH OTHER. AND HERE I THOUGHT MY LIVERWURST ON A HARDROLL WAS BAD. OH DID I MENTION THE CAN OF PEPSI? :rofl: THE CHECQUE WILL BE HERE NEXT WEEK NO MATTER HOW I SPELL IT! LOL YES THE GRANDSON WILL REMAIN WITH ME. POOR OLD BIRD. RICHIE SAYS THAT HE'S A DIFFERENT BIRD HERE. QUIET AND ALERT. I SAID THAT'S BECAUSE THE TV ISN'T BLASTING AND HE'S NOT BEING NICOTINED TO DEATH!!:tantrum: SO HE'S PLEASANTLY REIRING AT NANA'S HOUSE. HAPPY SWIMMING!! :swim:

RUTH~ A FRIENDS CAT HAD CHEMO AND YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW IT. THEY SAY SHE KEPT RUNNING AROUND AS USUAL....ALBEIT SLOWER BUT NOT MUCH CHANGE. KEEPING MY GOOD THOUGHTS HEADING YOUR WAY.
GET THEE TO THE KITCHEN YOU WENCH AND CAN THOSE TOMATOES!! GOOD IDEA ABOUT GIFTING SOME OF THEM AWAY!!

HOLLY~ MEN CAN BE SUCH DICK HEADS. MY HUBBY USED TO TREAT JEN LIKE AN ANGEL AND BUY HER EVERYTHING SHE NEEDED. TOO BAD HE SMACKED ME AROUND AND I GOT DIVORCED :rofl: HOPE THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR SETTLES DOWN A BIT FOR ALL OF YOU!

THE LAXATIVE WORKED AND THE HARDROLL IS GONE!! :dance: SO NOW I CAN SING AND DANCE AGAIN! :belly:

MELODY525
09-07-2007, 09:53 AM
SOMEHOW MY COMPUTER DECIDED TO POST THIS WITHOUT ME HITTING THE BUTTON! :rofl: I HAVE A REMOTE KEYBOARD AND THERE ARE KEYS THAT MAGICALLY DO THINGS WITHOUT BEING TOUCHED! OR MAYBE I BUMP THEM! :lol3: NOTHING NEW HERE ANYWAY. DOING SOME BULK COOKING AND GOING TO MAKE SURE I DON'T GET CARRIED AWAY AND COOK FOR AN ARMY. ADIOS CHICKIES!
HAPPY FRIDAY :moped:

"Besame Mucho"

Besame, besame mucho,
Como si fuera esta noche la última vez,
Besame, besame mucho,
Que tengo miedo a perderte, perderte despues [twice]

Quiero sentirte muy cerca mirarme en tus ojos verte junto a mí
Piensa que tal vez mañana yo ya estare lejos, muy lejos de ti

Besame...

Quiero...

Besame...

[English translation]

Kiss me, kiss me a lot,
As if tonight were the last time
Kiss me, kiss me a lot,
For I'm scared to lose you, to lose you afterwards

I want to feel you very close, see myself in your eyes, see you near me
Think that maybe tomorrow I'll already be far, very far away from you

Hollyhock
09-07-2007, 09:56 AM
(((((ruth))))))

Madcat
09-07-2007, 10:44 AM
Oh Ruth, I'm so sorry to hear about Lucy. Dog's love doesn't lie indeed. I hope she remains happy and comfortable. It's so sad. {{Ruth and Lucy}}

Ruthxxx
09-07-2007, 11:05 AM
Yes, I'm very sad but the good thing is that Lucy is nearly herself. She sleeps more but still seems happy, loves treats and ate the crotch out of a pair of panties this morning! I just can't get mad at her. :lol: Thanks to everyone for your good wishes for me and my fur baby.

Mel, did you not chew that hard roll? The liverwurst should have helped ease it through.

There are no more tomatoes in my kitchen! I'm done!

I've been to the gym and Linda aka the Slave Driver added some abs stuff to my routine. I measured yesterday and my tummy is bigger than my hips. :yikes: Donna is coming to clean this morning and I'm going to go to town for some painting and quilting supplies. I WILL NOT EVEN THINK OF THE CHINESE BUFFET!

It'll be a quiet weekend around here with lots of petting and couch time.

carla49
09-07-2007, 11:09 AM
Ruth, :grouphug: :grouphug: to you, Lucy and Hershey. So sorry to hear the latest news is bad.

ceejay52
09-07-2007, 03:32 PM
Ruth--What horrible news for Lucy. (((hugs))) for the both of you.

Mel--I'm determinded this time to get heart healthy. Plus my doctor will be checking my cholesterol 2 x's a year now. You may need to be on my high fiber diet.

Happy--Glad you are home safe and sound. Sorry to hear about the flat tire. Thought about you the other day while I was sitting on my uncles front porch. The humming birds were swarming the nectar and could hear the chirping. Even saw one of them light on a tree. Didn't know they did that.

Carla, Madcat, Shad and Holly--:wave: Hope things are going good for you.

Mowed the yard a little later than anticipated today and the rain caught me. The radar is showing more rain. Yeah. Talked to Lisa at the grocery store a little longer than normal or I would have gotten through. At least the tall stuff is down. This is counting as my exercise for today plus some cleaning.

Shad
09-07-2007, 10:25 PM
Morning all,
Saturday and I'm here at work, still in tears for Ruth, Lucy and Hershey. I almost pulled an all nighter as I was wide awake at 1.pm this morning and couldn't back to sleep. Didn't go to bed until 10.30. At 2.00am I got up to watch the Rugby World Cup opener and dang me days if Argentina didn't beat the French in Paris of all places. Shock/ horror in the Rugby world. By the time that finished it was five am. and I went back to bed and read for a while, then got up, had breakfast and came here. I'm determined not to stay here all day and I need to do some shopping later in the afternoon - foodstuff and veges. I am indeed not being good at the moment. However I haven't yet resorted to eating knickers like Lucy.

Ruth - The gym can do that to you. For the first time in my life, my top half measures more than the bottom half. It aint fair cos I wanted to get rid of all of it. I am going to find a gym here and go a couple of times a week because I really am missing the weights. The rest I can do from home. How come all those personal trainers at the gym are totally masochistic and sadistic. How are the abs feeling?

Happy, good to see you back safe and sound. Sorry about the tyres. 27K doesn't seem much but then you are talking miles so lessee........thinking.....no that's about 40000Km and that's about all I get out of the front tyres on my car. Back I can get to last a bit longer. Poor DH is probably going to need another nap now. Hope he hasn't strained his back or anything.

Ceejay - you seem to be going well on this challenge. Go you. Can't agree about the rain tho'. They love it here. I would like it someplace else.

So, tonight I am back into the rugby matches. NZ is playing and so is Australia so I will be able to watch those two games. The rest I will keep up with via the computer and the newspaper. I should have got cable when I had the chance. Too bad how sad. Had a rent inspection on Thursday, don't know whether I told you lot. They say the place is perfect and I passed with flying colours - oh yeah, well I've been there before. And I was only a really good housekeeper while I was renting. When I wanted to leave, the place was filthy. Do I have a lot of faith in Real Estate agents?? I think not.

Off to the pile of goodies sitting on my desk. I'm determined to whittle this lot down asap. And Mel we could have travelled together, I'm sure we would have gotten on fine just as long as we co-operated and did things my way!!!!

happy2bme
09-07-2007, 11:35 PM
Never Been to Spain ------Three Dog Night

Well I never been to Spain
But I kinda like the music
Say the ladies are insane there (think they were writing about us? ;) )
And they sure know how to use it
They don't abuse it
Never gonna lose it
I can't refuse it

Well I never been to England
But I kinda like the Beatles
Well, I headed for Las Vegas
Only made it out to Needles
Can you feel it
It must be real
It Feels so good
Oh, feels so good

Well I never been to Heaven
But I been to Oklahoma
Well they tell me I was born there
But I really don't remember
In Oklahoma, not Arizona
What does it matter
What does it matter

MELODY525
09-08-2007, 09:06 AM
WELL I CAN ONLY SAY THAT I WISH SOMEONE WOULD COME OVER HERE AND EAT THE CROTCH OUT OF MY PANTIES! :belly:

RUTH YOU KNOW ALL OUR LOVE IS HEADING YOUR WAY :hug: HOPING LUCY STAYS HAPPY. SOMEHOW I NEVER SAW YOUR POST OR ALL THE OTHER GALS, I MUST HAVE MISSED A PAGE. I AM SO SORRY. I KNOW TH GIRLS ARE YOUR LIFE. :hug:

CEEJAY~ I MUST GOOGLE HIGH FIBER AND TAKE A LOOKSEE. AND TO THINK I USED TO COMPLAIN WHEN I HAD THE RUNS :rofl:

HAPPY~ I AM GLAD TO ALSO FIND YOU HOME.SAFE AND SOUND. THANK GOD NOTHING HAPPENED WITH THE TIRE!!! :yikes: AND I AM GLAD YOU FOUND THE NAIL. A NICE QUIET WEEKEND IS JUST THE THING FOR BOTH OF YOU. :hug: I USED TO LOVE 3 DOG NOGHT :cb:

SHAD~ WHEN I READ RUTH'S NEWS I THOUGHT OF YOU. :hug: "DID THINGS YOUR WAY"...ROFLMAO TOO RIGHT!!! GET SOME SLEEP! OH RIGHT...YOU PROBABLY ARE ALREADY! :cloud9: HOPE THE NEW WEEK GOES SMOOTHLY FOR YOU.

FOR THE PAST FEW DAYS I FEEL LIKE I HAVE MENOPAUSE ALL OVER AGAIN ON AND OFF. IT SEEMS TO COME AND GO THESE LAST 10+ YEARS. WHEN I SPOKE TO THE DR LAST TIME, SHE SAID IT'S COMMON. I HAVE LOTS OF HORMONES LEFT ACCORDING TO THE LAST TEST I HAD. YOU WOULD THINK THEY'D GIVE UP BY NOW! :tantrum:
NOTHING NEW. GOING TO DO SOME COOKING. BETTER DO SOME CLEANING TOO. GETTING LAZY THIS WEEK!
HAPPY SATURDAY :moped:

Roseblush
09-08-2007, 10:03 AM
Mel you are up bright and early today. How are the eyes doing? Good Morning to everyone and hope all is well. Our hearts and prayers are with Ruth and Lucy. I just had my 12+ yorkie Teeka at the vet and she has some good things still but other things failing.... all 3lbs. of her. I am trying to decide if I should kennel her and Toby when I leave this tuesday. decisions decisions.
I head for Minniapolis on tuesday for the P.E.O. convention and of course have nothing to wear....but I had better throw something in that suitcase. I am sure it will be a fabulous time...never been that far east.
It is cooling off here a bit but the fires continue to burn and crazy people being arrested for starting some of them...so sad. Lots of baby deer around my house in the mornings and toby trying to chase them to the hills.... sometimes he just tries to ignore them too because they don't always run from the little guy.
Hope everyone is doing ok.... I set up my treadmill in the front room and walk walk walk whenever my brain wants to watch tv......
Went up to the Flathead last weekend to see my mom...she was so tired but doing good on her heart recovery and then on wed. afternoon just getting up off the couch she broke two bones in her foot..... oh dear..... she is in a boot for 6 weeks......
Well chickies I love to come here and check up on all of you when I get a chance....
Blessings to all,
Nae

happy2bme
09-08-2007, 12:40 PM
Good morning chicks,

Woke up to rain this morning. Supposed to rain all weekend on and off. We surely need it. The temps dropped to the point I can open the windows and get some fresh air in. Big sniff... ahhhh :cloud9: Got the new tires on the car. Sure does drive alot nicer. Doesn't slip starting up from a stop on the wet pavement either. Funny how you don't know something was amiss until you change it. This weekend will be spent catching up. I do have to spend a few hours working on job related stuff but I also want to spend some time decluttering. Sure would like to have the garage cleaned out of extraneous boxes by the end of the month. Guess I'll try and catch up with y'all now...

So hard to believe that people would intentionally start fires Nae. Especially in big country where they can spread out of control. Geez :rolleyes:

Mel, I almost spit my coffee out at the computer screen reading the first line of your post :rofl: I went to clean out the pool filter last week and there was a dead froggie stuck in it :cry: I felt bad, haven't been swimming in almost 2 weeks and I thought - maybe if I was in the pool I could have saved him. I guess you are going to have to come over and be the "frog guard" or is it "toad guard"? Be glad you still have hormones left- even if you do have to put up with the occasional twitch or flash. They really do help to keep you younger. My mom was on HRT well into her 70's. She looks wayyyyyy better than her younger sister who is about 12 years her junior. They see the same doctor - he said alot of it had to do with hormones (younger sis could not take them). Anyway have a fun weekend Missy. Lay off the fraps, 'k? Awww on Jen's kitty. Touches my heart :val1: I'd say give her a petting for me but that would probably NOT be good for you.

Shad - the tires were rated to last twice as long as they did. But then again they lie about everything they make once they get your money ;) Hope you didn't spend all Saturday at the job. Get to the market woman and get some fresh fruits and veggies for that kitchen of yours. Are you about transitioning into spring there? Is there a change in foods? Seems now that the stores import foods from all over the world, there aren't seasonal changes in foods like we once had. Except for watermelon. It's really only good here in the summer. Everything else we get year round which sort of takes the thrill away to anticipate the first peaches of the season and so on. I have the original 45rpm record of Ritchie Valen's LaBamba upstairs in the attic. It was the "B" side of his song "Donna".

Ruth - I would have taken your tomatoes. Gladly. Mom sent me home with about a dozen from her garden. Thing is, she didn't want them to go soft so she only gave me one ripe one. The rest are green - oh don't worry - they will ripen up quick she said. I hope so. Been looking forward to them. Hope all is well with Lucy. She is Hershey's daughter, isn't she? Why is it that the Chinese buffet never seems to have the healthy Chinese stuff like chicken and broccolli? Seems most of the stuff they have on the plates is fried or full of sauces.

Ceejay - the hummingbirds sit all over the place. One keeps guard on top of the shepard's hook where he's staked out "his" feeder. Others sit on tiny twigs of bare branches in the trees, I've even seen some staked out on the rose bushes. They seem constantly in motion but they do sit for a while. It's hummingbird swarm season - I imagine there's about 2 weeks left before they thin out considerably. Was sitting on the patio after dinner last night. We had just changed the feeders which they completely drained in 24 hours. We have 7 feeders out and the birds seem to pick a "community" feeder which most go to. It was the one nearest to me and I saw as many as 10 swarming the feeder waiting their turn to drink. It's hard to count them because they dart about so quickly. DH was in his glory because he walked out with a feeder, held it at arm's length and 2 hummers came by and drank while he was holding it. He would love to hand feed birds.

Holly - yikes on the expenses for the new hockey stuff. Hope you can recycle the skates. My co-worker/cube-mate is a single mom with 3 young kids. She's obviously on a tight budget and tells me of the expenses in keeping her kids in after school activities - and they aren't many but boy oh boy what a financial drain. Not to mention that the schools are hurting for money (just WHERE is this lottery money going to??? ) - and the parents are being asked to contribute supplies to keep the classrooms running. I do feel for you parents...

Madcat - I'm proud of you for doing good on your challenge. You are an inspiration to us. I guess you'll be feeling the allergies until the first frost hits, won't you? I heard the ragweed was about to bloom. Feel better!

Carla - do be careful swimming in the lake by yourself. Especially with chilly waters - don't need a cramp to "cramp your style" :D Congrats on the jeans NSV. Isn't that a great feeling?

Painter - are you back to painting again?

Hello Meadow :wave: I think I'll have a cup of tea with you.

Speaking of which, I'm hungry. I have been doing the "should you REALLY be eating that" thing which has helped avoid most temptation. I'm looking forward to restocking the refrigerator and doing menus tomorrow. I think I am going to add no eating after 8pm to my challenge. I am a night nibbler. Not much but it has turned into a bad habit and that seems to be one of the worst to un-do. I'll start at 8pm and work my way to 7pm as the days get shorter and the nights longer.

Guess this is long enough. Have a good weekend. Do something fun and productive - not necessarily the same thing :lol:

happy2bme
09-08-2007, 12:43 PM
DH and I met at a dance club. This was the first song we danced to.

Saturday in the Park
---- Chicago

Saturday in the park,
I think it was the Fourth of July
Saturday in the park,
I think it was the Fourth of July
People dancing, people laughing,
A man selling ice cream
Singing Italian songs
Can you dig it (yes, I can)
And I've been waiting such a long time
For Saturday

Saturday in the park
You'd think it was the Fourth of July
Saturday in the park
You'd think it was the Fourth of July
People talking, really smiling
A man playing guitar
Singing for us all
Will you help him change the world
Can you dig it (yes, I can)
And I've been waiting such a long time
For today

Slow motion riders fly the colours of the day
A bronze man still can tell stories his own way
Listen children all is not lost, all is not lost, oh no, no,

Funny days in the park,
Every day's the Fourth of July
Funny days in the park,
Every day's the Fourth of July
People reaching, people touching,
A real celebration
Waiting for us all,
If we want it, really want it
Can you dig it (yes, I can),
And I've been waiting such a long time
For the day

ceejay52
09-08-2007, 05:45 PM
Binged big time yesterday and no I haven't taken the hoddia in a couple of days. Gonna ask the doctor about this binging when I go back.

Been rearranging the living room furniture. I'm a bit sore. I've broken up the sectional into a sofa and love seat arrangment. It's different. The weather changing makes me do stuff like this.

Mel--Happy is right about the hormones making one look and feel younger.

Nae--Sorry to hear your mom broke some bones.

Happy- What's for dinner? I'm hungry too.

happy2bme
09-09-2007, 01:04 AM
Well ok. **hands on hips** - seems the more I am determined to eat clean, the more I am tempted by not clean things. So... maybe I'm just going to vow to eat junk for the rest of this challenge and maybe then my twisted brain will be craving for steamed broccoli :lol:

The last of the cashews are gone. So is the small carton of Chinese noodles. No matter what, I am not buying ice cream tomorrow - not even for DH. I am threatening myself that if I can't stick with the diet on my own next week, then I will torment myself (and it will be torment) to follow what I have heard other ladies do - eat the same breakfast day after day after day. Eat the same lunch day after day and maybe only vary my evening meal. That would be torture for me. I'm not even sure I could make an entire week on that regime. Someone come tape my mouth closed, will you?

Enjoy the rain Ceejay. I see there are some boomers up your way today. We passed by your town earlier this week on our trip but were pressed for time and just zoomed by and waved.

Goodnight for now, just had to vent.

ceejay52
09-09-2007, 09:52 AM
Happy--Thanks for the wave. I'm with you on the clean eating thing. I fell off the wagon this week end big time. I've weighed again this morning and am up again to 186 pounds. Some of this is fluid. I've not taken the meds either.

Having said this to Happy I'm recommiting myself to a some what different clean eating progam. The high fiber is staying but I can use a product called Fiber Sure. Exercise is staying. My main goal, however, will be to stay on my eating schedule and take prescribed medications.

It's really a good day to sleep in but today it's back to work. I'm praying that the phone stays quite.

MELODY525
09-09-2007, 10:13 AM
NAE~ SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE FIRESTARTERS AND I HAD HEARD ABOUT THEM ON CABLE NEWS. VERY SAD THAT PEOPLE CAN BE SO DESRUCTIVE. SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS TO YOUR SONS. HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME AT THE CONVENTION. GIVE YOUR DOGGIES A HUG FROM AUNTIE MEL :hug: AND ONE FOR YOU TOO :hug: THE EYES ARE SO SO BUT THIS SEEMS TO BE THE STORY OF MY LIFE :rofl:

HAPPY~ GLAD YOU GOT THE TIRES ON THE CAR AND WILL BE SAFE! SATURDAY IN THE PARK....LA LA LA CHICAGO IS MY MOST FAVORITE BAND OF YESTERYEAR!! THANKS FOR THE SONG. I WILL SING ALL DAY LONG! I CANNOT HAVE HRT SO I HAVE HAD TO TOUGH IT OUT BY MYSELF. BUT I LEARNED HOW TO IGNORE IT LIKE THE WHEELCHAIR :rofl: I AM GOOD AT DENIAL!! POOR FROGGIE!!! I COULD HAVE FISHED HIM OUT!!
THE DAY AFTER DAY ROUTINE KEEPS ME MORE ON TRACK...I THINK THAT IS WHY I GO BACK TO BASICS AND ALSO USE THE MT PLAN OVER AND OVER. KEEPS ME FROM GAINING. VENT ALL YOU LIKE!!!

CEEJAY~:hug: HUGS DEAR FRIEND FOR THE EATING. WE ALL GO THRU STUFF LIKE THIS FROM TIME TO TIME. OLD HABITS ARE VERY HARD TO BREAK. REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD DAYS YOU HAD!!! AND THEN GIVE YOURSELF A BIG OL' PAT ON THE BACK! :love:** i see your new post. hope the day at work is quiet :dance: good luck with the clean eating!!

:wave: TO ALL THE WORLDLY CHICKS!
LOOKS LIKE THE STORM FIZZLED OUT AND WILL NOT REACH NJ...THANK GOD! :rain:
SUN IS OUT AND IF I WANT TO GO OUT IT BETTER BE NOW. THE HUMIDITY IS ALREADY NEAR 81!! IF I HAD AN OXYGEN TANK, I'D TAKE IT WITH ME!! :lol3: :lol3:
WE WATCHED THE OLD ROCK HUDSON DVD AND WHEN WE TURNED IT OFF THE MOVIE WAS PLAYING ON CABLE! :rofl: I LOVED IT...SO I WATCHED IT AGAIN!
RUNNING LATE. I WOKE A BIT LATE AND WATCHED AN HOUR OF TRAVEL SHOWS. REALLY HAVE BECOME ADDICTED TO THEM. THEY SHOW GREAT VIEWS, BIG ENOUGH FOR EVEN ME TO SEE AND THEY TALK AND I DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER! ALTHOUGH I DO TALK TO THEM FROM TIME TO TIME CAUSING THE GRANDSON TO QUESTION MY SANITY :rofl: :rofl:
HAPPY SUNDAY!! :moped:

happy2bme
09-09-2007, 11:33 AM
Good morning chicks,

Seems we're getting a nice soaking rain today. We so need it. And a gentle soak, not this stuff where the sky just opens up and the buckets fall so hard on the dry hard ground that most of it goes into the sewer! Good day to stay inside and clean. I frittered away most of the day yesterday. Dumb, dumb, dumb. So today it's laundry, back to planning meals - I am looking forward to some soups and go get the groceries. The house is tidy, just an hour of some quick tidying and that's finished. The temps are dropping into the 80's during the day now so that's a given that it's time to close the pool. Cold water and constant leaves falling in the pool and clogging the filter are pretty much the signal that summer is over. Looking forward to fresher air and cooler temperatures. We're going to the Smokey Mountains for a long weekend next month - REALLY looking forward to that.

Mel - sorry to hear that the eyes are just a constant pain in the patooty for you. :hug: I guess it's just a forced way to keep you on plan. I am noticing the same about sugar - it's just getting to the point that it's not worth the hassles it brings. You should be heading into cooler, cleaner weather yourself soon. Fortunately hurricane season (tho not over yet) has been quiet up the coast by you. Pretty soon it will be time to dig out the got-chees (sp? ie. long underwear) :lol: And hey, talk to the TV all you want, maybe the grandson will learn some new words. I like to watch the Discovery channel for the same reason - so many new things to learn. DH and I look at each other and go... gee I didn't know THAT. :) Here's to a quiet day in the building so you can spend the day with Rock. :love:

Ceejay - wishing you a quiet day in the office too. And clean eating. I really like the FiberOne bars for fiber. They don't taste like sawdust, have lots of fiber and I can fit them into my WW plan. (which I am going back to today). I like the peanut butter and oats flavor, didn't like the chocolate one tho' my friend is nuts over that. I thought of you and the exercise and remembered you were counting steps which reminds me that I need to go and find where I put my pedometer. I think I took it out of my purse when we had company (could that have been last JULY?) Oh boy... 10,000 steps is 5 miles a day. That's a pretty lofty goal. I can just make 3 miles on the treadmill which means I have to find alot of extra steps during the day to make up the extra 2 miles. Guess I'll have to use the ladies room that's in the farthest corner of the office 1/4 of a mile from where I sit :lol:

Better get on with the day. :hug: to the rest of the chicks.

happy2bme
09-09-2007, 11:40 AM
One of my favorite Earth, Wind and Fire tunes. Great for doing the stepper too :exercise:

September by Earth, Wind and Fire


Do you remember the 21st night of September?
Love was changing the mind of pretenders
While chasing the clouds away

Our hearts were ringing
In the key that our souls were singing.
As we danced in the night,
Remember - how the stars stole the night away, yeah yeah yeah.

Hey hey hey,
Ba de ya - say do you remember
Ba de ya - dancing in September
Ba de ya - never was a cloudy day

Ba duda, ba duda, ba duda, badu
Ba duda, badu, ba duda, badu
Ba duda, badu, ba duda

My thoughts are with you
Holding hands with your heart to see you
Only blue talk and love,
Remember - how we knew love was here to stay

Now December found the love that we shared in September.
Only blue talk and love,
Remember - the true love we share today


Hey hey hey
Ba de ya - say do you remember
Ba de ya - dancing in September
Ba de ya - never was a cloudy day.......there was a
Ba de ya - say do you remember
Ba de ya - dancing in September
Ba de ya - golden dreams were shiny days

Now our bell was ringing, aha
Our souls were singing.
Do you remember every cloudy day - yau !

There was a
Ba de ya - say do you remember
Ba de ya - dancing in September
Ba de ya - never was a cloudy day.......there was a
Ba de ya - say do you remember
Ba de ya - dancing in September
Ba de ya - golden dreams were shiny days

Ba de ya de ya de ya
Ba de ya de ya de ya
Ba de ya de ya de ya - De ya..... (repeat twice)

MELODY525
09-09-2007, 05:15 PM
CARLA'S INPUT: I HAD TO SHARE THIS. AND ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE LAST ONE.
Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

Don't worry about what people think, they don't do it very often.

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car.

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

A person, who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. (This is very important. Pay attention! It never fails.)

For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.

If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.

Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.

A conscience is what hurts when all of your other parts feel so good.

Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.

Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.

No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.

Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.

Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.

Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.

There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.

Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.

Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.

Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.

It ain't the jeans that make your butt look fat.

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings."

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

You should not confuse your career with your life.

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

Never lick a steak knife.

The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant until she tells you.

There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven.

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above average drivers.

Your friends love you anyway.

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.

MELODY525
09-09-2007, 05:22 PM
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER....LA LA LA

I'll be alone each and every night
While you're away, don't forget to write

Bye-bye, so long, farewell
Bye-bye, so long

See you in September
See you when the summer's through
Here we are (bye, baby, goodbye)
Saying goodbye at the station (bye, baby, goodbye)
Summer vacation (bye, baby bye, baby)
Is taking you away (bye, baby, goodbye)

Have a good time but remember
There is danger in the summer moon above
Will I see you in September
Or lose you to a summer love
(counting the days 'til I'll be with you)
(counting the hours and the minutes, too)

Bye, baby, goodbye
Bye, baby, goodbye
Bye, baby, goodbye (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
Bye, baby, goodbye (bye-bye, so long)

Have a good time but remember
There is danger in the summer moon above
Will I see you in September
Or lose you to a summer love
(I'll be alone each and every night)
(While you're away, don't forget to write)
See you (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
In September (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
I'm hopin' I'll
See you (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
In September (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
Well, maybe I'll
See you (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
In September (bye-bye, so long, farewell)

HAPPY~ IT HAS BEEN SO QUIET HERE I OPENED A WINDOW TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS NOISE OUTSIDE!!
I BEGAN TO FEEL ;LIKE I WAS THE LAST PERSON ON EARTH! :faint: JUST ME AND RICK STEVES! :rofl:
I HAVE TRIED TO TEACH THE BIRD MY FAVORITE SAYING....WTF.....BUT HE REFUSES TO USE FOUL LANGUAGE. SILLY SOD.
HOPE YOUR WEATHER CLEARS UP AND YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEK. I LOVE THE INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERY CHANNEL AND WATCH IT A LOT. LOTS OF PYRAMID STUFF!
THE UPCOMING TRIP SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING YOU CAN BOTH REALLY USE TO RECHARGE! GREAT TO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO DREAM OF!

I MIGHT GO TO THE MALL IF IT'S THE ONE EVERYONE SAYS IT WILL BE...BUT I'VE BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT BEFORE! :lol3: I'LL FIND OUT FOR SURE IN THE MORNING. JIC....HAVE A GREAT DAY TOMORROW.:moped:

Meadow
09-09-2007, 09:36 PM
Mel-hope you do get to the mall and have a wee splurge on yourself. I liked the being in the garage doesn't make you a car one... I'll have to use that on the kids one day. Got to have a pocket full of zingers to keep them off balance and in mommy awe :lol3:

Shad-oh, intrigue... the tfg has been submarined? I'm sorry about the not sleeping. I hope you got a chance to wander and get some good stuff in the fridge. Congrats on passing the inspection... no unruly dust bunnies snuck out from under he bed? ;)

Happy-steamed broccoli, yum! I've been considering making veg. beef soup from scratch because the canned stuff is so dear. The fall is a great time to have a batch of soup in the fridge to dip into. Poor froggy. Our pool is coming down today, there is a real nip in the air in the mornings....even though the sun is shining now and it is quite warm.

Ruth-I have been extra huggy to my dog. Lucy sounds like she is a character. Is she the one that was trying to get into Shad's suitcase? I hope you are doing alright. :hug:

Ceejay-was it busy at work? Did you pack a good supply of apples to keep your fiber up? The gala apples are fresh in the stores up here now. I can't wait for all the different varieties to show up from the orchards. Rearranging furniture is always good fun, feng shui and all that, gives you a lift to see things in different places and enhancing the flow of energy.

Nae-have a lovely trip! I hope the baby deer stay well away from those fires. Is your yard the safe zone? :D Your poor mom, I hope she doesn't have anything else happen to her :hug:

Carla-are you travelling? Swimming? Dodging kitty paws?

You ladies realize with all this 70's music has made me want to listen to the digital 70's station on my tv so I could join in :p Dr. Hook anyone ;)


Sharing The Night Together Dr. Hook

You're looking kinda lonely girl
would you like someone new to talk to? Oh Yeah . Alright
I'm feeling kinda lonely too
if you don't mind can I sit down here beside you
Oh Yeah . Alright
If I seem to come on too strong
I hope that you will understand
I say these things 'cause I'd like to know
if you're as lonely as I am
and if you mind
Sharing the night together
Sharing the night together
Sharing the night . . .
We could bring in the morning girl
if you want to go that far
and if tomorrow finds us together
right here the way we are
would you mind
Sharing the night together
Sharing the night together
Sharing the night . . .
Would you like to dance with me and hold me
you know I want to be holding you
Oh Yeah . Alright
'Cos I got a feeling like I do
and I see in your eyes that you're liking it
and I'm liking it too
Oh Yeah . Alright
Like to get to know you better -
is there a place where we can go
where we can be alone together
and turn the lights down low
and start sharing the night together
Sharing the night together
Sharing the night together

:wave: to all be well and smile often

Shad
09-10-2007, 01:20 AM
Morning all,
Was going to post earlier, but I have a new person to add to my team. She seems okay so far. Bit bossy but then South Africans always sound arrogant and bossy, but are generally okay. So that makes 2 kiwis, a Malaysian and a South African in my team. Spot the Aussie!!! :rofl:

Meadow - Lucy is the dog that wanted to eat my treats, get into the suitcase, beat me up the stairs (she won that one) and generally trip me up outside. Hershey was quieter and a bit more stand offish, but she was friendly to me. Slept on my feet a couple of times.
I managed to get some fruit and vegies in my life. I'm getting there, but since I feel a bit under the weather, it's not been easy to get the right stuff in. Went back to exercise this morning, and I huffed and puffed about 3/4 of the way through the exercise then gave it away. I'll try for the rest tonight after the ironing and the cleaning chores are done.

Mel - dang that Carla is good. I look like my passport photo! Can I come back?
But the one I like best is:
Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world. Now wouldn't it be loverly!!!!!
By the way did you ever get the second of my parcels sent from Butchart? I know you got the screensavers.

Not much more to say today. I'm not feeling the greatest thanks to those who come to the office full of cold and flu germs and with great patience and aplomb proceed to give it to everyone else around them. I have now got a tickly throat, a full blown sinus infection and the biggest headache ever known. It's taken 6 panadol to dull it to an ache rather than acute pain.

I'll be back.

Hollyhock
09-10-2007, 09:27 AM
Morniní

((((Hugs))) for those who need them.

I will definitely be aiming to keep my Monday Marvelous.
Last week was brutally busy. My stress level was high. I did get some rest on the weekend. Hubby has been helpful.I journalled a lot on the weekend to sort out my head and stocked up on lots of good groceries.

To Do
-feed kids
-write notes to teachers
-pack lunches
-launch kids
-walk
-shower
-do hair and make up
-put ribs in slow cooker
-sort and pack some Avon stuff to take to work with me to work on
-clean kitchen
-clean DR and LR

Work from 12-6 today. I work alone on Mondays. I dont have anything booked for the later time slots so potentially could get lots done for Avon.

Evenings look like this-
Monday-home
Tues-DS has therapy and then we have Meet the Teacher night
Wed-hockey and then Rush concert
Thurs- work til 8pm, kids have piano at 6:30, bookclub( havenít read the book and will miss most of the meeting but will go to say hi)
Fri-work booth at Western Fair for Avon
Sat- AM- hockey, PM- 40th Bday party, both kids have sleepovers
Sun- hockey and church

I will have to let bookclub go for this year.

I used to play many of those 70's songs on the piano when I was a kid.

MELODY525
09-10-2007, 01:55 PM
I HATE THIS MALL!! IT'S IN A TOWN THAT IS FILLED WITH UNEMPLOYMENT AND WELFARE. I HAVE BEEN ON BOTH BUT NEVER TREATED ANYONE RUDELY BECAUSE OF IT. GEEZ. THEY STAND IN YOUR WAY AND WON'T MOVE UNLESS YOU ASK. IT's "THE MAN BEATS WIFE, WIFE BEATS KID, KED BEATS DOG" SYNDROME..... AND I AM THE DOG.. AND THIS MALL JUST CRAWLS WITH THEM BUT I WANTED TO LOOK AT AIR CLEANERS! :tantrum: HAD A CHANCE TO LEAVE EARLY AND TOOK IT. THERE ARE THUNDERSTORMS HEADED OUR WAY AND THE HUMIDITY IS THE PITS. ANYWAY....NOTHING WAS ON SALE AND NO IONIZERS TO SPEAK OF THAT I LIKED ANYWAY. :rofl: BUT THEN I WASN'T IN THE BEST OF MOODS ANYWAY FOR BROWSING! :lol3:
SO I AM HOME AND WALLET IS INTACT!

SHAD~ HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON AND WISH PEOPLE WOULD KEEP THEIR GERMS TO THEMSELVES!! I'LL BLOW THE BED UP JIC. :rofl: HOPE THE GROUP WORKS WELL TOGETHER AND JUST GETS THE JOB DONE!!!!

HOLLY IS BUSY RUNNING HITHER AND YON!

MEADOW~ THE CAT IS TOO CUTE AND I LIKE THE SIGGIE TOO. I AM AT PRESENT TRYING NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THE "HOWS" EITHER :dance: I CAN IMAGINE WHAT IT MUST TAKE TO KEEP ONE STEP(OR SEVERAL) AHEAD OF KIDS TODAY!! THEY GROW UP SO QUICKLY NOW!! :hug:

:wave: TO ALL THE CHICKS OF THE WORLD WHO MUST BE OFF SINGING THEIR WAY THRU THE STREETS OF SPAIN :cb:

Hollyhock
09-10-2007, 07:55 PM
(((Mel))) that stinks.

Be still my heart -Kalan Porter Last week on Idol and Jon Bon Jovi this week. happy sigh.

1 hour, 5 min til Idol.

A good day today. got lots done at the shop- for the shop and for Avon. Both kids have homework. :P

Need to clean the kitchen and watch Idol. Oh, and get a library book.

Shad
09-10-2007, 08:07 PM
Morning all,
jeez, quiet lot over night, we must all be busy with life.

My headache appears to have disappeared, likewise the acute pain in the right sinus, but the throat remains sore and tickly and I have a cough. Wouldn't ya know it. Still, this too will pass and I did manage to get through the entire Jillian Michaels dvd this morning. Yayyyy for me. I ate well yesterday and drunk the water like it was going out of fashion, but was up 3 or 4 times in the night to get rid of it all again. Sorry if there was TMI there.

Weather is quite nice out there but it is not supposed to last and we should have more rain and wind later in the day. Probably just in time for us to go home. Usually the way.

Happy - I meant to mention. I was in the lift the other day and there was a girl in the with a black tee shirt and Elvis Presley written in silver on the front. So I made a comment on it. She said that someone had bought it in Memphis and given it to her. So I told her about our trip to Graceland. She was hanging off every word. I didn't dare diss the decor. She tells me she is saving up to go asap. I told her to come see me in the office and I would show her some pictures of the estate and mentioned the tacky souvenir shop but she was drooling by that time.

Holly - sounds like a typical working household. I can remember that blur of places to go, times to be somewhere and then somewhere else. It seems like it lasts forever at the time, but believe me it doesn't and then you wonder what to do with yourself.

Work has gone from the extraordinarily busy to extra-extraordinarily busy and 10 - 12 hour days are common as are Saturday or Sunday. It would be nice to be able to work from home but as I don't have the necessary equipment and I'm told it will take 2 months for a phone line to become available, working from home is not going to happen.

So having said that, I had better go sort out my arguments for the troops. Tell them what day it is and please start picking up the pace. Then I have to go sort out the team leads meeting and let them know what is what there.

Geez I hate middle management!!!

Mel - I didn't see you there, guess I forgot to turn the page. Rotten life in the big apple eh? Well it is everywhere, although I do have to admit that I thought the trip to Statue of Liberty was full of just rude people. (No I'm not talking about Jen and Rich - they are alright guys). The headset people, the people in the gift shop, the people in the cafe thingy - not a smile among them, no thank you, just the ubiquitous have a nice day - not looking at you, and not listening to you. Who cares - not them certainly. Chinatown in SF was similar (50c) to take a photo of the people in the fortune cookie store!!!! - I think they are just all touristed out!!!! I do wish you could move out to the country because I'm sure you would find life easier (but probably more boring) there.

Madcat
09-10-2007, 10:26 PM
Ok, no 70s music for me, so I bring you all a bit of Gypsy Kings instead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNg8Fj1YY5g

Ah Spain! Ole!

I had a good weekend and I am down 3 lb for the week at 180. :carrot: I did see 179 yesterday but this morning is the number that counts. Went back to the lab to have more blood drawn. It took 2 tries but they did manage to get a vial out of my tiny veins. I asked the nice lab lady what they were testing for and she said it was an enzyme test. Hmmm. Not sure what that means but I'll know soon enough. Not much else happening here except I've been coopted into a really stupid project at work. :barf: Oh well - this too will pass.

Shad~ Glad you headache is fading away. Darn germs. I always find drinking lots of water does seem to help flush stuff out. Maybe a bit TMI.

Holly~ Happy watching! Heck I used to sing a lot of those 70s songs.

Mel~ I’m sorry that you got entangled with the general rudeness of the world. People are really highly overrated sometimes. I think there is a difference though between people who are uncommunicative because they live in tight quarters (like a big city) and people who just have no thoughts for anyone else. It’s lack of empathy, I think! And on that note my favourite quote from yoru list was “A person, who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.” It is completely true.

Meadow~ Extremely cute cat in your sig. Oh, man, Dr Hook! There must be something in the air on this thread!

Happy~ Don’t be too hard on yourself somedays you need to fritter a day away. Maybe what you need to do rather than eating the same thing for breakfast and lunch each day is to pick out 4 possible breakfasts and 4 possible lunches and then just pick one of those four to have. That way you are planning your food but not getting bored having the same thing all the time. I tend to have the same breakfast every day (more or less) but I almost always have different lunches. Enjoy your cooler weather and some moisture. I think we all need it.

Ceejay~ Good for you for adjusting to meet changing requirements. Keep with it and those pounds will be gone again in no time.

Ok, I have to go off and do some stuff. Everyone have a great night and I’ll talk to you later!

Ruthxxx
09-11-2007, 07:37 AM
Just checking in to keep my worldly status. Not much to say at the moment - worried about Lucy, of course, (vet tomorrow) and getting caught up in too damned much community stuff... Opening Doors at the Church Saturday and the International Ploughing Match all next week. Oy!

happy2bme
09-11-2007, 09:47 AM
Good morning ladies,

Having a bit of a problem getting the site to respond so I have burned about 10 minutes "waiting" and now don't have much time to post.

It's dark and gloomy. We're getting some much needed rain right now. Gray days sure make the pillow and bed more comfy, don't they? ;) Walked out on the porch to toss out some recyclables in the bin and it was actually refreshing outside. The hummingbirds are going to town stoking up for their upcoming journey south. They are emptying feeders within 24 hours. That's alotta sugar! I just bought a 10 pound bag and which will probably only last into next week. Mr. Feral cat survived the 3 days we were gone on the tub of dry cat food I left out but he's sure making up for it now that we're home. He's coming around 3 to 4 times a day to eat. Does he have a tapeworm? Or is he just bulking up for the oncoming winter? Between sugar for the hummers, cat food for 2 cats, seed for the birds - it's like having 2 more people on the grocery bill! :lol: Yesterday was a brutal day at work. I'd like to know why others can't be responsible for themselves, yet they can be slackers and but the pressure on us to tidy up their messes **hands on hips, harumph!*** :rollpin:

Madcat - congrats on being 3 pounds down! :celebrate: keep up the good work. Hope that the blood tests come out ok. Was going to suggest that you drink lots of water before your blood test but it seems like you're doing it already. I have tiny veins too (the only tiny thing on me besides skinny hair :lol: ) so I consider the mark of a good phlebotomist (sp ??) one who can stab me, get what she needs before I even think enough to say ouch :lol:

Shad, I hope you are feeling better. Always a bummer having a cold. I'm proud of you for working out. That's a really funny story about the Elvis girl. :lol: Imagine the thrill you've been bringing people - here she was happy in her T-shirt and she runs into you and sees real PICTURES. And let's not forget Miss "HowYouWancherAigs". :D Don't work too hard!

Bon Jovi and Kalan in the same week! Holly's in Heaven :D - whistling her way through her chores.

Mel - sorry you met the rude people at the mall. Perhaps it was meant to be to protect your money. Kind of hard though when you can't pick and chose where you'd like to go but have to settle for who can get you where. Sounds like the mall closest to me - I just don't go there anymore. Hope you have better days ahead.

Hello Meadow-are you discoing through the house? There's worse things you know - I always said that music was good for getting one full of energy :dancer:

Mel and Carla - thanks for all those witty sayings. I have several favorites!

Hate to cut this short but DH was just talking to me about something and now that I look at the clock it's time to run out of here so off I go. Happy Tuesday!

ceejay52
09-11-2007, 10:42 AM
The weather is gorgeous. It was 66 degrees this morning. Tomorrow prediction is 57. My body says thanks.

Food yesterday went as planned. Exercise was walking a mile using the pedometer. I can do this. I have to do this to be healthy. My starting weight for Monday was 186 after the binge eating but this morning I’m down to 184.4. I’m going to try to incorporate some of the foods that I have a tendency to binge on duriing the week ends during the week. I’m hoping that this will eliminate those binge eating week ends. We'll see.

Madcat--WTG, those 3 pounds lost. :bravo: on a job well done.

Happy--I finally broke down and bought a subcription to 3fc. I don't have those long waits any more.

Holly--You sure do keep busy. Take some time for yourself.

Hollyhock
09-11-2007, 12:46 PM
Having a good in office/housework day and will every Tues for 9-3. Getting it all figured out. Seems much less impossible. Loving how much hubby is stepping up. Lightens my load( and my heart) considerably.

A little Kalan for this aft!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPA4w8VE9VA

Congrats Mrs Mad!!!!!!

MELODY525
09-11-2007, 02:53 PM
SHAD~ YES THE COUNTRY WOULD BE A FREAT RELIEF BUT PROBABLY BRING ON OTHER PROBLEMS:riofl: GLAD THE HEAD FEELS BETTER AND HOPE THE TROAT STUFF WON'T LAST LONG EITHER. IS IT SUMMER THERE YET????

HOLLY~ THANS....SENDING ((((HUGS)))) BACK TOO AND HOPE IDOL WAS GOOD!

MADCAT~WOO HOO! CONGRATS ON THE LOSS! YOU'RE OFF TO A GREAT SEPTEMBER START! GOOD FOR YOU. YOU'RE RIGHT ABOUT THE RUDENESS AND THE QUOTE! :rofl: BIG CITY LIFE IS NOT ALL IT'S CRACKED UP TO BE...EVEN THE WAITERS :lol3:

RUTH~:hug: MAYBE KEEPING BUSY WILL BE A GOD SEND FOR NOW. GOOD LUCK WITH THE VETS!!

HAPPY~ I REALLY DID SAVE MONEY! ROFLMAO WISH I WAS A BIRD/CAT NEAR YOU!! AT LEAST I WOULD KNOW WHERE MY NEXT MEAL WAS COMING FROM! :lol3: YOU SHOULD LIVE HERE....THOUSANDS OF ANIMALS HOMELESS!!! :tantrum: PEOPLE JUST TOSS THEM OUT THE DOOR OR THE WINDOW!! WE'RE GLOOMY AND IT'S POURING OUT...AND I MEAN POURING!

CEEJAY~ GOOD LUCK WITH THE CHANGES IN PLANS. IT SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA TO KEEP THE BINGES AT BAY. MAYBE THAT WILL WORK MUCH BETTER. I AM THINKING OF THAT IDEA NOW TOO! LOL YOU ALWAYS GIVE ME LOTS TO THINK OF OR TRY!!

I DIDN'T GET TO THE FOODSTORE TODAY. TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS! I THOUGHT THEY SAID THE HURRICANE FIZZLED OUT AND WOULDN'T EVEN DUMP MUCH! :rofl: THOSE WEATHERMEN LIE! :rain:
I THINK IT WASN'T ONLY THE MALL BUT THE 9/11 ANNIVERSARY TODAY THAT GOT THE BETTER OF ME THIS WEEK. I DID TELL THE DRIVER THAT MALL IS OFF MY LIST OF FAVORITES....HE HATES IT TOO FOR THE SAME REASONS AND NOW HE TELLS ME HE WONDERED WHY I LIKED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE! :faint: JEN REFUSES TO GO THERE EVEN WHEN SHE IS WITH RICHIE! :rofl:
I WENT DOWNSTAIRS FOR AWHILE BECAUSE THEY HAD A SMALL CEREMONY BUT LEFT BEFORE IT ENDED. JUST TOO SAD.
FAMILIES HERE HAD LOVED ONES WHO VOLUNTEERED WITH THE SEARCHING AND CLEANUP THAT ARE NOW SICK AND HAVE CANCER. THIS STUFF IS GOING TO GO ON FOREVER....UNTIL THE LAST PERSON DIES. THEY'RE SAYING WE SHOULD ALL BE TESTED IN A 3 MILE RADIUS BUT WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL THAT MAKE? I WOULD RATHER NOT KNOW TILL THE END:rofl: NOTHING WILL CHANGE WHAT HAS ALREADY PASSED. JEN AGRESS WITH ME SO WE CAME BACK UP HERE TO GET ON WITH LIFE. :running: :moped:
I NEED TO FOOD SHOP LATER IN THE WEEK. DON'T WANT TO RUN OUT AND THEN BEGIN ORDERING CHINESE FOOD! :lol3: HOPE YOU ARE ALL HAVING A GREAT DAY.
HAVE A NICE NIGHT TOO :cloud9:

Shad
09-11-2007, 08:39 PM
Morning all,

The throat is much much better and the nose has loosened up enough to be a nuisance and I am sleeping better, so life is looking up. It will be a better day today even if it is windy, raining and cold. Spring might have sprung, but it hasn't landed yet! I was just saying to one of my fellow workers this morning that I don't mind wind, I don't mind rain, and I can live with cold, but not all three at once if you don't mind Mr Weatherman.

I have a nice surprise coming up on Saturday. My friend and mentor S is working up in the Pilbara and they have given her a weekend off for good behaviour so she is coming to Perth. This lady taught me just about everything I know about my job. I haven't seen her for a couple of years since I have been working in the boonies and she has been at home and semi retired in Brisbane. How they got her to do six weeks in the back of beyond is a mystery. Maybe Rio Tinto offered to pay off her mortgage or something. The lady doesn't come cheap. So anyway, on Saturday we are going to meet up and spend the day sightseeing in Freemantle and surrounds. I'm about to go hire a car for the day. We were going to use the train, but with the weather supposedly not going to be great, it might be a good idea to have a car handy so we can zip out and about. I'm excited!

Madcat - I've had the Gypsy Kings playing away here. Seems like siesta is just around the corner. Pass the Tapas and the sherry please. (Pun intended). Bit congrats on the weight loss. 3lbs is a fine effort and a great start to the challenge. Enzymes???? - like the enzymes in a certain washing powder?? crikey. Hope you get some answers soon. I know exactly what my sinus are allergic too and it is dust. As if I could get away from dust!!!!

Ruth - Thoughts are with you for Lucy and yourself today. Hope the vet comes up with some hope for her or something that will slow the progress.
Slow down woman, you make me tired. Mind you, keeping up with you would keep me young and spirited for some time to come.

Happy - you are right, dark gloomy skies make for an instant reaction to grab a cup of tea, go back to bed, find a book and snuggle for the duration. Unfortunately I have to go to work.

Ceejay - your challenge sounds like it is going well. Exercise goals are good. It's strange how we can hold it all in during the week and then have everything hang loose on the weekend. I do it often and swear about it often as well. Maybe we should not do the grocery shopping until Sunday afternoon so we don't have anything to binge on during the weekend!!!

Holly is tiptoeing through the tulips and having a great time. Good to see. Looooooooong may this phase last.

Mel - I wonder whether the chair would outrun the bull in the paddock! And the smell of new mown hay may well set off the allergies. Not to mention the bitey insects and nosey neighbours. Well it was a bit of a dream probably not to be taken seriously but then it's nice to dream. I presume the bus driver was the other man I met in your building. The one with the dog and the problem? Seems like his memory is down the gurgler as well.

It's so sad to hear that 9/11 is still causing so many problems for so many. Just goes to show that not enough research goes into the things we put in our homes and offices and what effects it has on the human physiology. True no one would expect to have a plane parked in the office along with the attendent avgas fuels but that isn't an excuse for putting toxic substances into everyday life and calling it furniture or plates or whatever.

Right oh - well my challenge is going fairly well. Once past the aeroplane bloat and the sinus bloat, I'm down about 1.5lb from the beginning of the month. This morning I woke before the alarm and leapt out of bed (lies, lies, lies, staggered is more like it) and straight into 30 minutes with Jillian. Got through it a lot better today, but I'm a real puddle at the end of the workout. I'm going to carry on with this one for the rest of the week, then I'll try her other dvd - shape up back. This one is shape up front. I figure something has to happen as far as the flab goes eventually. Well I hope it will.

Better go do something. See ya

MELODY525
09-11-2007, 09:00 PM
:wave: I SEE YOUR EGG IS LIT MISS SHAD. I JUST GOT OUT OF THE SHOWER AND HEARD MY MAILBOX CLICK WITH ANOTHER EFC POST MESSAGE AND I THOUGHT IT MIGHT JUST BE YOU! :wave: I FORGOT TO ANSWER YOUR PREVIOUS QUESTION...SORRY TO SAY THAT NO THE SECOND PARCEL HAS NOT ARRIVED. WHEN I DID QUESTION THE POSTMAN HE HAD NOT SEEN IT AND SAYS THAT TUBULAR PACKAGES SOMETIMES GET HELD UP AND COME VERY LATE SOOOOOOOO...........NOT SURE WHAT TO THING! WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.
GLAD THE DVDS ARE GOING WELL AND HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON. YOUR CHALLENGE SEEMS TO BE WORKING OUT VERY WELL....CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALSO. EFCHICKS ARE LOSING POUNDS THIS MONTH!!

Shad
09-12-2007, 03:08 AM
oh poop, well okay. We will wait a little longer. Problem is, I don't think I have my receipt anymore, but I'll check next time I go home which is I think in October.
Right - flea in ear of one of the roosters around here, and some 'friendly' advice for another, then I think I might be done for the day. I might even get some work in. Now that will make a change.

Ruthxxx
09-12-2007, 09:05 AM
Whodathunkit? I was planning a trip to the gym this morning and the darn car won't start! CAA is on the way but I am astonished to realize I miss my workout. Luckily I can borrow one of Dr. Bob's cars - not the Bentley - to get to my 11 AM appointment in Ottawa.

Lucy and I will see the vet oncologist. (Her name is Dr. Bravo - a good sign, right?) I hope by the end of the day to have all the options to help me make a decision. In the meantime Lucy is carrying on being herself! She's miffed at the moment because she can't have breakfast in case they do bloodwork. We will visit my friend Shirl when we are in town to break the trip a bit and give her some goodies there.

Glorious rain last night so it's a fresh morning and I don't need to water the garden.

Gotta city up a bit. See you later.

happy2bme
09-12-2007, 09:09 AM
Good morning ladies,

It's off to the dentist for me this morning - just a cleaning so it shouldn't be bad.

I will have to respectively ask Shad to be mindful of what she posts as far as work goes as I am starting to notice that when she gets "snowed under" it means the blizzard is soon headed my way :rofl: On more than one occasion you've been innundated with work and within a week or two my hair is standing on end. :crazy: Such as it is right now. I am so far behind I might as well be in last month. Yesterday about 3pm I just raised my hands and gave it up to the spirits. No matter what I'm working on someone else will be looking for their item of interest. I was up until 1 am today to try and make up some of the time that I'll lose being at the dentist. Not that anyone forced me to work that late, but I did have some things due today. Oh well, things don't get done sitting here, do they? Time to hop in the shower and get ready to face the day.

And it's downright chilly outside today. Amazing how quickly the temperatures switch over. But it feels good...

Here's to a good day for all of us :cheers: - toasting you with an orange juice although it might set the tone better if it were a mimosa (orange juice and CHAMPAGNE :lol: )

MELODY525
09-12-2007, 09:11 AM
GOOD MORNING CHICKS!
THIS IS A FLY-BY POST. I AM GOING DOWN TO SIGN FOR MY CHECK:cheer: AND I HAVE A RIDE TO THE BANK/STORE.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!

SHAD~ SORRY ABOUT THE PARCEL...AND I DO HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME WITH S IN PERTH!! WHAT A GREAT SURPRISE!!

RUTH HOPE THE CAR STARTS!

WELL I AM OFF. BUS IS WAITING. :moped:

MELODY525
09-12-2007, 09:13 AM
:wave: HELLO MIOSS HAPPY :wave:
GOOD LUCK AT THE DENTIST....I THOUGHT I FELT YOUR BREATH ON THE BACK OF MY NECK!!! :lol3: :lol3:

ceejay52
09-12-2007, 11:01 AM
forgot to watch the Biggest Looser last night.

Oh well. It will be there next week.

If you want a good workout--rearrange your furniture. My shoulders are sore this morning.

Food yesterday was on plan and I didn’t feel deprived of any food because I incorporated some “bad stuff”.(By that I mean the stuff I usually will binge on) My fat grams were still under 40 grams. Exercise consisted of 1 mile according to the pedometer. Tonight I have plans on going to the gym to walk on the treadmill or use the walking track upstairs for thirty minutes. It should not be as hot up on the track since it’s cooled off outside. I can sleep late in the morning.

Speaking of sleep,I could not go to sleep until 1 a.m. this morning. I didn’t have caffiene yesterday either. It was to cool outside for the a.c. to kick on inside. I opened a window (just a crack) last night so the house would cool off. It was 56 on the bank display when I came to work.

I stepped on the scale this morning and was shocked to see 181.8. Monday I weighed 186 and now down to 181.8. That’s another 2 pounds. This has to be fluid pounds. This is logical considering my problem wtth fluid. I need to stay on plan this week end as much as possible. It should be easier since I’ll be going to my uncle’s.

Shad
09-12-2007, 08:43 PM
Morning all,
Happy - just for you, I will not discuss work, except for the funny bits at least for today. I'll just get on with it and not whinge, throw wobblies, or get up peoples noses. Just for today anyway.

Ceejay - going well there, a bit of bad stuff is not always bad for us. LindaT used to have a square of Dove dark choc every night. Not sure if she still does. Someone in the office brought back some Swiss chocolate from a recent holiday. I had a square of the nut variety but have decided that it is much to sweet for my tastes now. However that didn't stop the chocoholics from demolishing both blocks.

Happy - good luck at the dentist. My list has diminished since the last visit and with a bit of luck after one more trip, there will only be cleans and 'advice' on what to do with the temporary filling. I would prefer to have an implant put in when the tooth is removed however, the price is formidable so it probably won't happen. I'd be happy with the Mimosa for breakfast. Could be a nice way to start the day.

Ruth - oh dear. A gym junkie at our age!!!!! Surprising how quickly it actually gets under our skin right. Best of luck for Miss Lucy today and I just love the name of the Vet. We have a Dr Bite in our surgery and he doesn't!!!! Have fun in the city. Shame you are not using the Bently. Now wouldn't that be fun! You might like to prod Carla while you are in town? Lucy could give Zen some exercise. Oh no, she's away working somewhere isn't she?

Well, that's about it. I've got to go sort out the deadlines for next week for the team and then see if I can meet some of my own.

Have a fun filled day.


Mel -

carla49
09-12-2007, 10:55 PM
Ouch!! I felt that prod all the way from the wilds of Oz.

I'm not working out of town, although this month there has been (and will be) more work in my life than I really enjoy. And the clean eating challenge has gone totally by the board - as a friend often says, 'I'm just not feeling it'. In fact, I'm not feeling like much of anything except booorrrriiinggg, which is why I think it's time for me to spare you all the daily moaning and take a little break from 3fc. There'll be plenty of lurking, of course... And I'll be back once inspiration hits and I finally have something to say. I'll be thinking of you all.

Ruth, I do hope the appointment with the vet went well and you had positive news about treatment for Lucy. :hug:

Time to feed the furballs. And for now, a big :grouphug: to all the lovely worldly chicks. :wave:

Shad
09-13-2007, 05:35 AM
So you didn't meet your challenge, doesn't mean you have to leave and lurk! We could all do with some encouragement from time to time. Specially down this end of town - but I'm not allowed to talk about work.

You can't feel anymore dumb and boring than I do at this point in time. I'm even considering taking the entire weekend off just to get out from under for a while. Don't know what I will do with the time but I'll think of something. Freo on Saturday, Araluen on Sunday maybe.

Ruthxxx
09-13-2007, 08:46 AM
Carla, don't you dare stay away! When we are off plan is when we need to be here!

Ceejay, water weight or not, it's a loss! Sorry about the sleeping problems. I hate that!

Shad, I giggled get out from under comment. Aren't you always down under? I hope you have a good weekend and a break from all the work crap.

MEL, I didn't realize those repercussions of 9/11. We were very sad here too although we sure weren't affected as much as folks in your area. I think that will always be a sad day.

Happy, I can see the sparkle of your teeth from here.

Madcat, Hollyhock, Roseblush, Meadow - big :wave:

Lucy had her first chemo treatment yesterday which is supposed to make her more comfortable. She gets another in three weeks. Don't worry about side effects too much - the dosage is very low. She may be tired, lose a bit of fur and have a digestive upset but the vet says likely not as she has age and her attitude on her side. My aim is to give her as good a time as possible until it's departure time. I'll try to stop going on and on about her.

Today I will finally get at the picture boards for the open house (Ontario Doors Open) at the Church this Saturday. Luckily I have tons of photos of the Church and congregation going back to the early 1900's. We are going to supply refreshments but Claire is looking after that - she's a real Betty Baker, worse than me! Saturday night we have a surprise birthday party for Claire so I'll have some cooking to do for that....veggie tray and some dim sum type starters.

Whoops! It's Thursday and time to tote the recycle stuff out to the road. I'm still in my robe but to heck with it!

Have a lovely day.

MELODY525
09-13-2007, 09:02 AM
RUTH~ WHY WOULD YOU STOP GOING ON AND ON ABOUT HER....SHE IS PART OF THE MAINSTAY OF YOU LIFE. WE ALL HAVE SAD THINGS TO SHARE AND IF WE CAN'T TELL EACH OTHER WHERE ELSE CAN WE GO? SENDING HUGS TO ALL OF YOU :hug: :love:

I WILL BE BACK TO CHAT GOTTA RUN. PATHMARK FOOD SHOPPING. BUT....

SHAD~ ON YOUR POST IT SAYS "MEL- " WAS THERE A FAILURE AS WHAT TO SAY?? :rofl: :rofl:

REALLY GOTTA RUN NOW :moped:

happy2bme
09-13-2007, 10:04 AM
Good morning chicks.

I wrote a big long post just before midnight and I don't see it this morning! Must have turned into a pumpkin - boo hoo.

I will try to summarize as I am running late as usual...

Carla - please don't leave us. I do so much enjoy your sense of humor and perspective - it does wonders for my mental health. Please reconsider and if you feel you must lurk, we appreciate you letting us know what's going on instead of worrying and wondering. :hug:

Shad - you KNOW I sincerely hope - that I was just teasing you about the work things. :rofl: Sometimes it reminds me of the chaos theory - a butterfly flaps it's wings in Aus and it creates a wind tunnel that blows papers all over Happy's desk half way around the world :lol: :df: I'm glad you're feeling better tho I do admire your steel courage to do a hard workout even when you're sniffling and coughing. I say go away for the weekend - even if it's to a modest place where you can just walk among nature and get a little peace and quiet. You know that after a series of long, long days eventually the body/brain just gives up in spite of what you'd rather do.

Ruth - I wholeheartedly agree with what Mel said. Cripes, Lucy is family and if you can't talk about her here, well then what good are we? I enjoy hearing about her. Someone who eats the crotch out of panties and gives me a good belly laugh is ok in my book. :queen: What do you make for dim sum?

Mel - did you get your check cashed and get the last of your money? Better shopping trip I hope? I just got a new set of pots and pans. Come on over and we'll cook up a storm! Shad can ply us with mimosas tho I have to figure out where I'd buy champagne in this goofy land - probably at the liquor store in the wine section.

Ceejay - congrats on the pounds down. I fully support moving furniture around - it gives the impression of a whole new look about things. Isn't this cool weather delightful? I'm loving it. Sleeping better too. You brought up a good point about getting a subscription to 3FC to avoid the ads. I forgot about that - it gets really dreadful here, especially late at night. I may try that. Thanks for mentioning it.

I had to cut the dental appt short yesterday. It was a new hygeinist - why do they always seem to come and go quickly in a dental office? She was young and sweet and very polite but gosh almighty - she was a little TOO enthusiastic with that scraper too. After several jumps when she hit sensitive points :yikes: it actually got to the point where reflex had me actually pulling away from her. She kept apologizing but never figured out that she was scraping too hard. Man it felt like she was scraping my skull - sorry if I'm giving you the heebee jeebies. I told her to stop, we were done and I wouldn't even let her polish my teeth. I'll do the job myself at home. And thus set in motion a chain of events in which nothing went according to plan yesterday.

I am still behind but I am not stressing. Will figure out what the highest priority is, and work my way down from there.

And with that, I had better save this and be on my way.

Madcat, Meadow, Holly, Painter, Nae :wave: :wave: :wave:

Madcat
09-13-2007, 10:06 AM
I'm right in there with everyone else's comments to Carla. Don't leave all us all alone and unprotected. Baby, it's cold and scary out there alone! :lol: Stay and play with us. If you don't feel like keeping with the challenge, so what? We are the last to point fingers and laugh - well, ok, we’ll keep the finger pointing to a minimum. Sometimes it is time to fly and sometimes it's time to turn our attention to other things. Life interferes with our best intensions.

Likewise Shad go ahead and vent as much as you need to about work. Frankly, I find the stories amusing and horrifying at the same time. There is a reason consultants get paid more than full timers… if things weren’t FUBAR’d, they wouldn’t need us. Poor planning and then they throw a boatload of money at it – as if that makes time stand still or something.

Happy~ Hey, I’m hoping encouraging Shad to vent really doesn’t have some sort of shadow effect on your workload. :lol: So I was going to ask how the new job was going but I guess that is the answer, eh? But are you at least happy you made the switch (even with the workload)? Do you see the light at the end of the tunnel?

And Ruth, if you need to tell Lucy’s tale (tail?), we are here to listen. Though I have never met her, I still love Her Virtual Doggieness because I know what she means to you. Heck, if all we are allowed to do is pull happy smiley sunshine out of our a$$es then why wouldn’t we just stay home and talk to ourselves? :lol: Hope your Doors Open goes well. How many locations do you guys have opening? And what are you doing for it? It is such a neat program.

Mel~ Hope the shopping trip went well and all the rude people got the heck out of your way. Maybe you need to add a big air horn to your traveling equipment. Thar she blows! :lol: Maybe a bullhorn?

Wow, Ceejay, you managed to add in binge foods but not binge on them?? Good for you! That is so good. I find this fall weather plays havoc with sleep patterns.

We come we talk, we don’t talk, sometimes we just throw in the occasional dumb comment, or a joke and there ya go. We are the Worldly Chicks, hear us type!! I’m off to do some work. ‘Cuz really, I get up, I go to the gym, I go to work, I go home. Now THAT is boring. :lol:

Ruthxxx
09-13-2007, 11:11 AM
Madcat, I spewed coffee over your "happy smiley sunshine out of our a$$es" and am running for a mirror to see if there is any in mine ready to pull out! Too funny! We have the Old Mill in (http://www.deltamill.org/) Delta which is a National Historic site and then there's our Church which is on the the heritage tour (http://www.twprideaulakes.on.ca/deltatour/index.html) and also part of the Ontario Doors Open initiative. It'll be a busy weekend and I'm hoping a cool one. My 1811 costume is scratchy fabric - fustian? Well named because I fustian hate it!

Happy, I would have complained loudly to the dentist! No wonder they don't last if all of them are like that.

You know, yesterday it was the car; today my furnace refused to turn on. All I wanted was a little shot of warmth while I took my bath! I'll hit reset and hope it was just a glitch!

This is not getting those pictures mounted ... outta here!

ceejay52
09-13-2007, 12:10 PM
Went to bed at a decent hour last night and my body clock woke me at 7 a.m this morning. I felt fully rested.

House work has began. Bathroom and kitchen has been cleaned and one load of laundry is through and another waiting to be put in the dryer.

Exercise has been completed for the day in the form of riding the stamina bike for 30 minutes. I’ll be mowing the yard in a about an hour. The weather man has rain in the forecast and depending on the hurricane’s movements we may get torrential down pours later today and tonight with possible flooding.

Yesterday was not a total wash out so to speak but I did go over my fat grams and I didn’t wear the pedometer so I don’t know if I completed my mile. Probably not, simply because my stomach didn’t feel right. Infact I think I dozed a couple of times at work. This is kinda unusal for me.

I was going to wait until 11 to start mowing but I think I hear the neighbor’s lawn mower. It’s nice and cool this morning.

Oh Carla--Don't even think about leaving us. You are not obligated to do a challenge.

Ruth--I have always love to hear about Lucy and Hershey. It's time for the furnace, :yikes:

Madcat--Your routine sounds exactly like mine except I'm not going to the gym as I should.

Happy--I've gotten in the habit of reminding the hygenist, dental assistant, and the dentist that I have sensitive teeth. It's supposed to be on my record but they very seldom review it. Sorry you had a bad experience. I'm going to move the furniture one more time later on today. I've finally figured out that the sectional is "left handed" and I think there is a piece missing. Get ready for some rain from the remnants of the hurricane.

Mel--I knew that the Pathmark stores exsisted but didn't know there locations.
Way back when I used to work in the factory I printed cases. This was one of the brand names.

Time is escaping me this morning. By the time I get the load of clothes out of the dryer it'll be time to get the lawn mower and weed eater to work in the yard.

MELODY525
09-13-2007, 05:05 PM
I MUST BE THE ONLY ONE TO SAY THIS BUT IT COMES FROM MY HEART...CARLA I KNOW THE FEELING AND IF YOU FEEL THE NEED TO PULL AWAY THEN DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU. SOMETIMES I HAVE TO DO THE SAME THING. LIFE GETS TO BE A BIT MUCH TO BE "FUNNY" ALL THE TIME :rofl: NOT THAT I WANT YOU TO GO BUT YA KNOW????:hug:

I CASHED THE CHECK. ALL THE BOYS ARE HAPPY. PUTTING IT AWAY FOR A RAINY DAY OR CHRISTMAS. WE'RE ALL USING CASH THIS YEAR. DIDN'T GET TO THE MARKET BUT TOMORROW I WILL. THE BUS GOT CALLED FOR SOME MEDICAL APPTS SO I GOT OFF. I STAYED OUT TOO LONG BOTH DAYS AND MY HEAD IS SPLITTING. I DID READ THE POSTS BUT JUST CAN'T ANSWER. I NEED TO TAKE THE ZXYRTEC AND LIE DOWN SO I CAN FOOD SHOP TOMORROW. OR JEN WOULD HAVE TO DO IT AND AT HER WEIGHT SHE BUYS ALL FATTENING FOODS :lol3: :lol3:
CHAT MAYBE TOMORROW. NITEY NIGHT :cloud9:

Shad
09-13-2007, 09:24 PM
Morning all,
Carla, I think I came over a bit harsh and grumpy yesterday. Forgive me, I'd had a rotten day. Life goes on and I'll get back to the routine yet. Work and life (not to be confused with each other) goes on and we have to do what we have to do. So lurk away. We love you.

Mel - I'd better not leave you out in the cold today. Danged if I know what went wrong yesterday but I'd never just hang you out there and leave you to dry. You know that. It's Friday yeehaa. Had breakfast with the PM project team manager this morning and he is now aware of the problem I had yesterday. I have said I will deal with it, but I just want him to be aware of the situation. I think I'll be trying hard to hang this team together until the end of the project. Time will tell. Glad you got your cheque cashed and put away. I hope those bank fees are not back in your account as well. Wouldn't it be nice if things went back in as fast as they came out!!! Wishful thinking there.

Happy - more bad experiences with the dentist. Those hygenists always feel like they are doing more harm than good. I'm sure I don't have enough plaque to cause that much drilling and buffing etc.
I knew you were joking about the job. I do understand the American sense of humour mostly even if I can't understand the accent at times. And whatsmore I know that the prevailing wind here goes east and south - I don't have a direct line to Happy's desk so I can't take credit for landing you with all the DW's (user) problems. I have enough DWits of my own to take care of. One of the guys at breakfast this morning was having problems with his UAT (User Acceptance training). Apparently he has a South African in his class who considers the world begins at his right ear and ends at his left and there is little in the middle. As usual this person began complaining at 8.00am in the morning and by lunch G was developing a sad case of swallowed swear words. Finally he said that he was pondering a problem and it was taking forever to find the right words but --- If we configured SAP (computer program) to cater for every F***wit in this company we would have a program that would continually loop in a long oval and would speak with a SA accent. He then calmly continued on with the next UAT test script. I felt like cheering since my problem is also SA.

Ruth - I think this board is an 'I Love Lucy' page. We just love to hear of her exploits and misdeeds and adventures. Any dog that chews eyeglasses and knickers is fine by me. It's funny and sad and we want to know how she is doing. We are cheering for her :encore: Not that we don't want to know about Hershey, but Lucy has the same warped sense of humour as I do. Go Lucy!

Madcat - FUBAR'ed - gotta love the acronyms. One of the other team leads wondered why I was referring to FRED when I was talking to my computer (as you do) so I explained that no Fred was not the name of my computer - it stood for F*ridiculous electronic device. Oh she said, maybe I should call mine fred as well. Nope - yours is alfred. ALFRED? - yep another lousy one of the above.

Ceejay - get into that furniture and get moving. Great for the shoulders, triceps and biceps. Then you clean behind where they were and work out the legs and knees with squats and lunges. Good onya.

Right time to round up the herds and get moving. Fair amount of droving to be done today.

See you

Hollyhock
09-14-2007, 08:32 AM
((Carla))

HI Ladies!!
Life is busy but good. The Rush concert on Wed night was fabulous. They played 3 hours. I got to see tons of old friends before and after. Some I hadnít seen since before hubby and kids. Felt very Hollyhock-ish to be there. I have walked 3 Xís this week so far.Food has been better but i am very hungry around 10 pm when i get home at night. Getting lots of my fruits and veggies in tho.

I am up a bit early to give myself some time to think and sit with a coffee. Having a busy, strange and pleasant week.
I have been gone from home most days this week for approx 12 hours a day. On Wed I was out from 9am til 1am. Work has been going incredibly well and it is so much fun.Really, I get to do funky hair and laugh and chat all day and get paid for it. Today is pizza day for the kids so no lunch packing! They dont need to get up til 8am.
I said to hubby last night, I have hardly seen my babies, i have been gone 12 hours a day. He replied, that is how it has always been for me. He is pretty much gone 6am-6pm every day.
The interesting piece for me is that because i am gone til after 9pm, he is caregiving in the evenings but he is going beyond that and this is very new. He took the kids ti piano lessen last night. He has picked up milk and bread and garbage tags. He arranged an outing for DS with another kids............he has been verbally supportive of me about my avon biz and the time it takes. None on this has ever happened. Not once in 11 years.What ever changes I have made for myself. And really, in the beginning it was to empower myself so that I could be independent so I could leave him; have in turn empowered him some how. It took 9 months.......and it was ****......I am deeply thankful. Mind you i am still carrying the load. I am doing laundry,feeding pets,paying bills around the fringes of my commitments and making meals( love that crock pot) and taking care of all the kids school stuff etc. I am stressed out over money and scheduling and my clothes are in terrible shape and my appearance matters for work and keeping everyone happy. I deeply miss my kids. The kids are doing fine. I will have lots of time on the weekend with them and next week i am only out 1 evening for work.Nothing else. Things will have settled down some. My DD turns 7 next weekend. We will have some festivities for that and we have a wedding, out of town. Looking forward to my BILís 40th this weekend. There will be some good long time friends there. Hubby is looking forward to going too. Again.odd but pleasant.
Today I work from 9-3 and the shop and then I am working at the fair with Avon from 4-8, home by 9pm. Taking a change of clothes for the fair gig.Hairdressing is so hard on your clothes. Everything has to be washed every time you wear it from the hair so it gets worn fast and perm solution and colour splatter and ruin stuff. I wear an apron but it is sneaky stuff.My clothes are plain and simple but in my former life and a hairstylist-cool chick my clothes were, well, cool.
Time for breaky and a shower.

happy2bme
09-14-2007, 10:01 AM
'morning chicks

I'm behind as usual. Too many deadlines. Worked until 1:30 this morning. Dashed into bed for a few hours of sleep and up at 6 again. I'm hoping one of my friends can help me with a very overdue project.

Will try to get back tonight.

MELODY525
09-14-2007, 10:38 AM
SHAD~ I HOPE TOO THAT YOU DON'T NEED THE BIG MAN AND THAT THE WORK GOES SMOOTHLY. THANK GOD TFG ISN'T THERE! :lol3: IMAGINE HIM ADDING HIS 2 CENTS TO THE PILE....THAT IS IF HE HAS ANY "SENSE"!!:rofl:

HAPPY~ I AM SORRY THE DENTAL VISIT WAS SUCH A BUST. HOPE THE TEETH AND GUMS ARE FEELING BETTER TODAY AND NOT ACHING. VERY LIGHTLY SALTED WATER WILL HEAL THE GUMS IF SHE MISSED AND HIT THEM. :hug:

CEEJAY~ YOU REALLY ARE GOING STRONG!!:cheer: HOPE YOUR WEEKEND IS JUST AS STRONG! GO CJ GO!

HOLLY~ THE BUSY BEE IS STILL RUNNING HEADLONG TO THE WEEK'S FINISH LIKE! :cheer:

CARLA :hug: :love:

We come we talk, we don’t talk, sometimes we just throw in the occasional dumb comment, or a joke and there ya go. We are the Worldly Chicks, hear us type!! ~ WELL SAID MRS MADCAT!! I EAT, SLEEP, S H I T AND TYOE...NOT NECESSARILY ALL IN THAT ORDER :rofl:

RUTH~ GOING TO LOOK AT YOUR SITES LATER.

MY ONE EYE IS SO RAW ON ONE PART I STAYED HOME. GOING TO DO THE DROPS AND HOT COMPRESSES. THE REST IS HEALING SLOWLY BUT SURELY. JUST THIS ONE LOWER LID PART IS GIVING ME TROUBLE. JEN IS GOING TO THE STORE INSTEAD. I AM FOLLOWING THE ADVICE ABOUT FOODS THAT CAUSE ADRENALINE TO RISE ADDED TO THE ROSACEA LIST. THINK I MIGHT BE ON TO SOMETHING HERE. GOING TO REST UP FOR THE WEEKEND AND DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR 3 DAYS STARTING NOW. LOL LOTS OF TRAVEL SHOWS!
HAPPY FRIDAY AND HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND. I JUST MIGHT NOT BE BACK TILL MONDAY. I'LL SEE HOW IT GOES. :moped:

MELODY525
09-14-2007, 10:44 AM
http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/images/places/img-christmas-glow.html

RUTH~ THE MILL LINK DIDN'T WORK BUT I FOUND THIS GORGEOUS PIC AT CHRISTMAS TIME!! WHAT A LOVELY PICTURE!! I JUST MADE IT MY DESKTOP TO CHEER ME UP!

OK REALLY GOTTA GO THIS TIME!

MELODY525
09-14-2007, 06:09 PM
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b312/csavoy/TGIF.jpg

Shad
09-14-2007, 08:31 PM
Morning all,
Sort of bright Saturday here. It is supposed to be the best day of the weekend weatherwise. Just hope it stays sort of like this for the rest of the day. I've come into work to clear up some bits and pieces I didn't manage to get done yesterday and will go down and pick up the car and the friend in a couple of hours.

Happy - so sorry you are so far overdue with projects and things. It's a bit pain to have to work so hard for so little understanding. Sleep well and know that I am thinking of you while you are slaving away. Wasn't technology supposed to relieve us of some of the burdens of work? Would someone remind me again of how that works?

Mel - I had a quiet word with my new 'friend'. I'd had a chat with the Change Manager earlier in the day and found out a couple of bits and pieces of information I had not been privy to earlier. So I played on the fact that she has two projects on the go and both interact with each other and that she has a conflict of interest and that we needed to come up with a solution that will be of benefit to both projects and result in a harmonious union of the two of them. Jeez I can be diplomatic at times!
We have thrashed out a solution - now we have to make it work. And no, I need the tfg like I need another hole in the head.

Holly - I'm so happy that things have settled down for you at home. Somehow it doesn't seem to matter if things at work go awry or completely off the track if you can come home to peace, harmony and quiet. I don't know if you will ever get more than 30% out of him on the housework side because men just don't seem to see the dust bunnies under the couch or the pile of dishes that should be in the dishwasher. After all the bench is a very convenient place to put things down, that's why it is made so wide!!!!

Okay, time to get on with things. I'm off. Probably be in here again tomorrow so I'll no doubt see you then.

MELODY525
09-14-2007, 11:13 PM
HELLO SHADDIE~ I AM GLAD THINGS ARE WORKING OUT. YES YOU ARE BEING QUITE THE DIPLOMAT AND I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU!! :cheer: HOPEFULLY THINGS WILL ALL GO WELL AND YOUR WEEKEND WITH YOUR FRIEND WILL BE RELAXING AND LOTS OF FUN AND GOOD LAUGHS.

I HAVE MET A WOMAN, STAY AT HOME MOM, ON A XMAS THREAD I HAD STARTED TO ADVOCATE THE USE OF USING 3FC'S ACCESS TO AMAZON.COM SO THE 3FC WOULD GET CREDIT FOR THE SALES. HER HANDLE IS SHY MOMENT AND HER NAME IS RENNIE. NOT SURE IF SHE WILL COME BUT I HAVE GIVEN HER AN INVITE. :wave:

OK CHICKIES IT IS BEDTIME BUT I HAVE TO SAY THE EYES ARE BETTER ONLY AT NIGHT! :faint: WTF!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT MYSELF! RIGHT NOW WITH THE SKIN DRYING OUT I LOOK LIKE I HAVE THE MEASLES!! I TOLD JEN TODAY I AM NOT GOING OUT UNTIL IT CLEARS UP SOME MORE!!!! :tantrum:
YOU'RE SO VAIN.....LA LA LA

Shy Moment
09-14-2007, 11:29 PM
Hello everyone

Thought I would stop in and thank Melody for the invite. Thanks Melody. I have great kids, sometimes you know you have done something right. Usually when you least expect it.

MELODY525
09-15-2007, 09:23 AM
:cofdate: GOOD MORNING WORLDLY CHICKS
HOPE EVERYONE IS GOING TO HAVE A NICE WEEKEND. MINE LOOKS DARK AND SOGGY.....A FOGGY DAY IN A NJ TOWN:rain: WELL JUST AS GOOD...THE SENIORS WILL ALL FALL ASLEEP AND MEL CAN HAVE A QUIET DAY :dance:
I AM TRYING SOMETHING NEW. USING THE COMPRESSES BEFORE I DO ANYTHING. CHANGING THE SCHEDULE THE DR GAVE ME JUST A WEE BIT. I CAN FEEL THE FALL COMING UPON US MORE AND MORE. MY BEDROOM IS SOOO DARK NOW IN THE MORNING. MAKES IT HARD TO GET OUT OF BED :rollpin: BET MY SISTER MISS HAPPY IS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. :rofl:
HAPPY SATURDAY :moped:

RENNIE~ GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE. DON'T FORGET TO TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF UNLESS IT MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE. SOMETIMES WE ARE A CHATTY BUNCH AND SOMETIMES THERE ARE LULLS. WE ARE FROM THE USA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA AND THERE ARE THOSE THAT POP IN FROM TIME TO TIME FROM ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND. THIS YEAR WE HAVE BEEN PICKING PLACES TO TRAVEL THAT BEGIN WITH THE FIRST LETTER OF EACH MONTH. SO WE'RE CELEBRATING SEPTEMBER IN SPAIN. WE ARE ALSO CHALLENGING OURSELVES THIS MONTH TO MAKING SOME GOALS AND STICKING TO THEM. GUESS THIS IS ENOUGH INFO TO GET YOU STARTED! :wave:

Hollyhock
09-15-2007, 09:36 AM
Mornin'

Having my 2nd java.I am very happy to be home. happy sigh. I have appts booked to sign 4 new reps to my Avon team from the fair last night. Ran into some dear friends while there. Nice.

Today is about cleaning the house and organizing stuff and then shuffling kids to sleepovers and then going a bday party with more dear friends.
I am loving the cool, sunny fall days!!!

Might squeeze in some gardening.

Must says Mel's new boyfriend is a keeper!! Yummy.

Thanks Shad, my expectations were never really that high, common human kindness works. Good to see you are keeping everyone down under in line.

Shy Moment
09-15-2007, 10:33 AM
Not really a lot to tell about myself.

I am a Christian. Right now I don't work outside of the home. Would love to go back to work but with gas prices who can afford to make under 12 dollars an hour if they have to drive an hour to get to work. Something close to home would be great even if it doesn't pay much.

I have two children boy almost 21, has adhd, asberger and tourets. He is 21 going on 17, sometimes going on 13. They tell me he will hopefully catch up to his age in his late 20's. They didn't tell me the meds they were giveing me to stop labor ( he was two months early ) could cause all those problems. They no longer give woman those meds because of all the children who have problems, just like my sons, from the meds. I also have a girl almost 17, going on 40 lol. Have to say when I think I have done nothing good with my life, I look at them and know I have done something wonderfully.

I have just started on this journey to lose weight after years of being sick and meds packing the lbs on me. Was very happy the day the doc said everything ( for the time being ) was out of my system and I could TRY to lose weight. Seems everytime they give me a med for my lungs the lbs come along with it. I have done better than TRY, I am doing. Coming off very slowly but it is coming off. I am only averaging about a lb a week but that is 16lbs less to lose today than I had to lose a few weeks ago.

I was always naturally thin, never really thought much about it. Doesn't matter if I ate myself to this weight or medications put me at this weight. I can now get this weight off and keep it off. From what I have been told, and the posts I have read here on the site, diets don't work. People go back to the same eating habits they had before they started. I am not on a diet. I am changing the way I think about, look at and eat food.

I eat with the family when they are having my favorites, use a lunch plate instead of a dinner plate. When they aren't having my favorites I eat lean cuisines and lean pockets. Just dropping a lot of the fat out of my diet is helping. Portion sizes are my big problem. As I have gotten older I can't eat like I use to. The lean cuisines are really helping me get a good idea of what a real portion size is. As time goes by, I am eating less and less of the lean cuisines and more and more what the family is eating.

I saw someone talking about shopping. You know, trying to get a pair of shoes when the kids are doing their back to school shopping is terrible. All that pushing and shoving. If those darn kids would stay out of my way when I am trying to find a pair of shoes ( wear a size 2 in kids tennis shoes ) I wouldn't have pushed so much.:)

UPDATE
I am never again going to do my weigh in within the first couple of days when my dot is suppose to start. I know I weigh my most during those few days. Had my weigh in on tuesday. I hadn't lost anything, oh maybe 1/2lb but I don't count those. I stick with solid lb lose. Had to take my daughter to the doc today, we both have broncitus. Thought what the heck and she and I did another weigh in. I am down 2lbs :carrot:

Ruthxxx
09-15-2007, 07:07 PM
Quick pop in and :welcome: Rennie.

Back from the touristy thing at the Church and out of that darn 1811 outfit! Those pioneers must have had tough skin! We had lots of visitors and the dogs did shifts really well although Doug and I were there for the duration. Lucy had about seven ginger cookies from crumbs! We ran out when it was Hershey's turn. People always want to give the dogs something! I'll remember to bring raw veggies next year.

I've just made a big batch of hummus and a veggie platter to take to the BD party tonight. Naturally I've tried it and will be breathing garlic on the world. I put some of my frozen red pepper puree in it and it's fabulous. Two years ago I bought a CRATE of red peppers, roasted them, peeled them and pureed them. They are just great in hummus or swirled in broccoli soup along with yogurt. I'm debating doing that again this year but have left it a bit late.

Next week is the IPM (International Ploughing Match) and the village is already busy with people coming in early. It's a huge deal with a tent city, entertainment, demonstrations and even some ploughing! About 30K to 50K peopel are expected. I won't be able to work it much as my damned knee can't handle all the walking over rough ground but will be doing some finance stuff online and also helping make 450 box lunches every morning! That's a heck of a lot of sandwiches at 4 slices of bread per lunch! Imagine peeling 450 boiled eggs.

Enough! I'm getting tired thinking of it. Time to change for dinner. It's at Doug and Claire's place - Shad's been there and knows how comfy these people are!

PainterWoman
09-15-2007, 10:56 PM
Hi, Rennie-- I am rather intermittent and currently on vacation in Maine.

DH and I have been in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I've seen both of my grown children... and we don't have to go home till next week. Wheeeeeeee.

The other 3FC thread I subscribe to has had so much depressing, sad or just plain bad news. From some of the perusing I've done here, I know this group hasn't been immune to that either.

All I can hope is that our hearts feel warmer as the weather gets colder.
DH and I visited "Lenny" in Scarborough, Me this afternoon.
1700 lbs of milk chocolate!

Shad
09-16-2007, 01:22 AM
Wow Painter - all that chocolate on the hoof. Tell me, if you wanted to eat something like that, where would you start?

Just as a matter of interest where would anyone start? Please tell me.

Rennie, welcome to the nut house and wild life refuge centre. And I am only talking about me! I was debating the other day whether it was intro time again or not. We do it every so often - or at least I usually find something weird and wonderful to say about everyone. I won't try it just now since I am supposed to be working. So I will just have to talk about me.

I'm a Kiwi, (New Zealander) who lives in Australia to raise the iq over here. At present I'm living in Perth on the West Coast of the continent. Normally I live in tropical Queensland on the East Coast. I have 2 sons, 31 and 33. One lives in Queensland and the other in South Australia. One repairs crushing machinery and is doing an electrical apprenticeship and the other is in IT and currently changing his job to work in the (no) help desk at the University of SA where he will probably study for another degree at the same time. He holds a pilots licence and speaks Italian. Makes for an interesting resume! The other one is locally known as action man - his time off is spent jet skiing, climbing cliffs and jumping out of perfectly good aeroplanes (however he never tells me about it until he has landed). I work as a workplace trainer. I train in computer programs for large companies, mostly mines and resources. It gives me a good living (although I always whinge about the job when I am doing it) and I get to travel alot. I've just come back from a jaunt around the States and Canada and very nice it was too. I wouldn't mind finding some work over there, but then again I don't have a green card and probably wouldn't win the green card lottery if I applied 10,000,000 times.
Enough about me.

Ruth - do we get to see photos of the lady in the 1812 Overture - uh sorry, the 1811 outfit. Better not make you younger than you are. Glad that you had a good time at the Open Doors project and naturally enough Lucy would be right in there when the food was being handed out. That red pepper puree sounds so good. If they ever come down in price here, I might do the same. I love roasted red peppers - yum meeeeeeee.
450 lunch boxes!!!! :yikes: 450 boiled egg!!! :yikes: :yikes: Is there enough hens in Delta to provide that many eggs (sorry Happy - aigs!) :rofl:
I though Doug and Claire had a great place. Please pass on my regards and say g'day to the dog!!!! Lovely people. I'm sure you will be well fed.

Holly - enjoy the party. Glad the Avon is going so well. I've always found with my kids that if I let them know what I expect of them, then they are more likely to conform and be pleasant. Aren't DH's just big kids???

Gotta go and do some work. I'll be back tomorrow. Lemme see if I can attach a piccy of the wildflowers. Just a moment please.

Nah the pictures are too large apparently. I'll try again from webshots.

Okay, I have the photos on Webshots. Someone else will need to find the addy because when I do, you lot can't see them.
Also, one or two of them are sideways on. I can't rotate them unless I have webshots desktop on my computer and the system won't let me download it. But you can just lean over anyway.

MELODY525
09-16-2007, 09:07 AM
SHAD, I WOULD START WITH THE ANTLERS!!! OMG LOOKING TOO DELICIOUS PAINTER'S MOOSE COULD WALK RIGHT INTO MY HOUSE....HERE MOOSEY MOOSEY!!!

PAINTER I LOVE THE PIC! :rofl: :rofl: MADE MY MORNING I CAN TELL YOU! YOU ARE JUST THE TRAVELING FOOL!!! HOPE THE TIME AWAY IS GREAT. ENJOY BOTH OF YOU!

HERE IS THE ADDRESS FOR SHAD'S PHOTOS:
http://community.webshots.com/user/joy_clover/albums/most-recent

I WILL GO AND TAKE A PEEK AT ALL THAT I HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE!! YOU SOUND A BIT MORE RELAXED. MUST BE THE WEEKEND PHOTO SESSION:rofl: HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME!

RUTH~ YOU HAVE BEEN A BUSY BEE AS USUAL. I AM STILL LOVING THE PICTURE OF THE MILL AT CHRISTMAS. GOD WHAT BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY!! :dance:

HOLLY~ I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE MR. FRIDAY!!! :lol3: SOUNDS LIKE THE HOLLY AVON EMPIRE IS STILL GROWING STRONG :cheer: GOOD LUCK!

RENNIE~ I FEEL THE SAME WHEN I LOOK AT MY DAUGHTER SHE IS 39. WE ALL HAVE OUR BURDENS TO BEAR AND I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SON. IT WOULD BE NICE IF YOU COULD FIND SOMETHING CLOSE TO HOME FOR WORK. I'LL KEEP MY FINGERS CROSSED.

GUESS SHAD IS RIGHT ABOUT AN INTRO...I AM 60 YRS OLD, LIVE IN NEW JERSEY IN A HIGHRISE SENIOR CITIZEN/DISABLED BLDG. MY DAUGHTER, JENNIFER LIVES UPSTAIRS WITH HER BF RICHIE. WE BOTH HAVE A MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CALLED A CONGENITAL MYOPATHY AND I HAVE BEEN IN A MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR SINCE 1990. LIVING ALONE IS A CHALLENGE OF SORTS BUT I LIKE IT THIS WAY. THERE ARE OFFICES DOWNSTAIRS AND I SOMETIMES WORK FOR THEM AND I AM THE EMERGENCY CONTACT PERSON FOR POLICE, AMBULANCE AND FIRE DEPT FOR THE 100 SENIORS WHO LIVE HERE. MY JOB IS A LONG STORY BUT I AM TRYING VERY HARD TO GET RETIRED! :rofl: I AM SURE THE OTHERS WILL BE LAUGHING AT THIS POINT IF THEY ARE READING. SHAD WAS JUST ON VACATION IN THE USA AND STAYED WITH EACH OF US WHILE SHE WAS HERE. SO SHE GOT TO MEET US ALL AND SOME OF US FOR A SECOND TIME.
THE REST YOU'LL LEARN AS THE DAYS GO BY.

SUNDAY IS BRIGHT AND CLEAR. THE WEATHER IS NIPPY. MY OLD FRIEND MR. SCIATICA IS BACK AND WE HAD SO MUCH FUN ALL NIGHT IT'S A WONDER I GOT ANY SLEEP!! BUT I HAD TO LAUGH THIS MORNING. THIS MIGHT BE TOO MUCH INFO BUT...I TOOK DRUGS TO MAKE THE SINUS GO AWAY AND THE SCIATICA TOO AND THEN TOOK DRUGS TO GET THE BODY'S PLUMBING GOING AGAIN BECAUSE OF THE OTHER MEDS AND LAST NIGHT TOOK THE PAIN MEDS AGAIN...ANYONE SEE HUMOR IN THE CYCLE OF MEDS? I HAD TO LAUGH THIS MORNING IF ONLY TO KEEP FROM SMASHING SOMETHING:rofl:
I WAS ALSO WONDERING WHERE SUZI HAS GONE OFF TO. I CAN'T REMEMBER WHEN SHE LAST POSTED. TO SAY NOTHING ABOUT TIG, TEEL AND LINUS. :dunno:
I AM OFF TO BREAKFAST. THE GRANDSON IS BUSY WATCHING THOMAS TANK ON PBS.. SOMETIMES I REALLY THINK HE IS MORE HUMAN THAN BIRD. EVEN JEN IS SURPRISED.....BUT THEN SHE RARELY WATCHED KIDS PBS IF EVER WHEN SHE HAD HIM :lol3: :lol3:
HAPPY SUNDAY. ENJOY! :moped:

MELODY525
09-16-2007, 09:10 AM
RENNIE~ I FORGOT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS ON THE WEIGHTLOSS!! WOW YOU ARE OFF TO A GREAT START! :carrot:

happy2bme
09-16-2007, 10:58 AM
Morning chicks,

The fun continues. Back is all stiff and sore - woke up barely able to move yesterday. (Personally I think it's residual stress coming out one spot on my back :lol: )

Anyway if I want DH to help me with the grocery shopping, he insists we go early so I have just enough time to duck in here while pretending to drink my coffee.

I'll be back later. WELCOME RENNIE!!!!!! Always nice to have a new hen in the coop!

Ruthxxx
09-16-2007, 12:08 PM
Grrrrrr! When I came home from the party last night, I left my glasses on the kitchen table. Lucy ate them this morning! That's pair #8 since October 2005!
I don't mind the $$, the worry and the inconvenience as much as having to go back to the optometrist!

I punished her by not taking her to Church!

Feeling a bit punky this a.m. and may be getting a cold so I am planning to NOT visit Harry. I drank very little last night so it's not a hang over. I think I may just be pretty tired so will take it easy today - maybe some painting? Maybe herb tea? Maybe a nap?

Not feeling chatty for a change - maybe later.

Shy Moment
09-16-2007, 12:38 PM
Sounds like an interesting group of people in here.

Well, my excitement for the day yesterday was going with my daughter to practice tennis. She on her high school team. Regressing.. why is it mothers never get those awards on banquet night. It seems to me, we are the ones that have earned them. The kids are young, they can jump all over the place. We on the other hand, are not young and still have to be hit by 1,000's of tennis balls and try to keep up with a person at least 28 years younger than we are lol.

Anyway, I tried to do my best and hit, I don't know how many, balls over that stupid net to her. Since I can't stop coughing for more than 15 min this was pretty darn fun for me lol. She of course hit them back AT me. I really think her favorite part of the day is when I go with her to practice. She gets me back for every wall I have made her scrub lol. After an hour I was wiped out and told her that was all I could do. We usually do this for 2 or 3 hours.

I now have beautiful wainscotting. How is this, you might ask. Well, my son decided to curse in front of me. This is NOT allowed. He and a bottle of old English got to be best friends all yesterday afternoon. I have to report, the wood work looks lovely.

I have already gone thru the house and straightened up. My husband of course has yelled about this, I am sick he says and should have told everyone else what I wanted done:club:. He says my " straightening up " is what other people call cleaning. It isn't cleaning. Cleaning is cleaning and straightening up is straightening up lol. Would have taken longer to make everyone do what I wanted than just do it myself. Now mind you, usually I make everyone do their chores even if this means I have to stand over them with a whip. But today I just don't feel like having to beat anyone. I have two loads of laundry left to do and then I am done for the day, he is going to make dinner :), which of course means spaghetti but that is ok I don't feel like cooking. I am going to do nothing harder for the rest of the day than wrap in a nice blanket and watch tv.

You have now had a small peek into the daily life of a Domestic Goddess. Don't you feel better about your own exciting life now ;)

Ruthxxx
Sorry you aren't feeling the thing. Maybe a nice cup of tea and a nap are just the thing.

Happy2bme
Since hubby works out of town and is gone so much, will be so nice when he finds a job in town. He always goes to the store with me. I find this more work than when I had to drag two children under the age of 6 with me lol.

Melody
You know I go on about my son sometimes. That is just an outlet for all the pent up anger I have because of how the world treats him. God gave him me to me and not to someone else because he knew I wouldn't put the child in a barrel and plug up the hole lol. Think my life would be more of a burden without that delightfully child. He does make me laugh. Yesterday was his " kissing mom all over her face " day until I was screaming for him to leave me alone.

Shad
Have always wanted to visit Australia just getting on a plane is the problem lol. Have seen pics and you have a beautiful country.

Shad
09-16-2007, 08:28 PM
Morning all,
Another wonderful day in Paradise I see. Don't feel so stressed out today somehow. However probably all that will change when the troops arrive. So far it is just me, a $17 million dollar view and the sunshine. And all of you of course. I did get some work done yesterday in spite of spending a lot of time sorting out photos for you lot. I'd better only charge for half a day I think.

Mel it is not enough to say I'd start with the antlers! Why would you start with the antlers? You have to have a reason for such things. Elucidate. :rofl: :rofl: What's this going to bed with men? I'm amazed and with the grandson in the house as well! :lol3: Rest up and get better.

Happy - are you going out in sympathy with Mel. If she has Mr Sciatica, who are you rummaging about with? That's not grammatical. Enjoy the shopping. *snork* as Ruth would say!!

Ruth - I can't see how the optometrist will mind if Lucy eats the specs. He probably considers you his best customer! That Lucy. She just doesn't get any better does she. I wonder where she gets that 'joie de vivre' from. The nap, cup of tea and painting sound like heaven to me. Not necessarily in that order mind you.

Rennie, so good of you to go to tennis with your daughter even tho' you are sick. And instead of telling you that you are sick, is there a reason he couldn't have taken the daughter to tennis? You could have stayed home and warm and gotten the son to do more cleaning - uh straightening! Sounds like you have a good home life there. All power to you.

Not much new to report on around here. I've obviously sabotaged myself AGAIN over the weekend. This has to stop. I know what is causing it. I just have to do something about it or at the end of the month, I will be reporting no loss again! :nono: :nono:

Enjoy the wildflowers - I'll be back.

happy2bme
09-17-2007, 09:51 AM
Good morning ladies,

Another weekend zipped by again. I'm looking forward to this week at work - most of the managers are going to a big, off-site conference which means it should be relatively quiet around the office and I'm hoping to get caught up with things.

I did alot of cooking yesterday. The nicer thing about the cooler weather is that you can make stuff ahead of time and just warm it up. Made 2 soups also. One was a vegetable soup from Rachel Ray's magazine. It's ok. Chock full of vegetables but I've had better tasting soups.

I'm glad you figured out the sabotage Shad - I don't know why I keep falling into the same bad habits over and over.

Don't have much time to post this morning so I'll just say :wave: and be on my way.

Madcat
09-17-2007, 10:04 AM
I am also going to have to do a drive-by waving :wave:. Busy morning here in The Tower and I am really not feeling that great. But I am here and that is something. Turns out the Dr. found "something" in my blood tests. They called me and "insisted" I book a follow-up appointment... which I had already done, but I called to see if I had to have an earlier one since they sounded so serious on the phone. Meh. Turns out my Dr. is off on vacation this week, and the receptionist thought I was crazy... so I doubt I am in a life-threatening situation here. Gosh. It would be too back to ruin the guy's golf game for a mere health crisis. :lol: I suspect that the news will be that I am either close to or have slipped over into the wonderful world of Diabetes. I have no one to blame but myself (and poor genetics) if that turns out to be the problem.

Whatever it is I will deal with it when I have to. K. I have to run off to meeting, meetings and more meetings. I'll come back to comment later.

Greetings, Rennie. Welcome aboard!

MELODY525
09-17-2007, 10:05 AM
HAPPY~ I HOPE YOU FEEL MUCH BETTER TODAY!! MAYBE YOU HAVE THE WINTER MUSCLE/BONE BLUES COMING ON. HOPE NOT!! :hug: GOOD THING DH IS THERE FOR THE SHOPPING...I SENT JEN! :rofl: I AM AT PRESENT BACK 0ON THE ALEVE! THANK GOD FOR OTC DRUGS :cb:

RUTH~ I WOULD THING YOUR RUNNING AROUND AND HAVIONG NO TIME TO REST UP IN BETWEEN TIMES IS THE CULPRIT....OR A GERMY FRIEND! :rofl: HOPE YOU TOO FEEL BETTER TODAY. DON'T GO OVERBOARD!! GET SONE RUTH TIME IN AS WELL. :hug: SO SORRY ABOUT THE GLASSES...DOES IT GIVE HER INDIGESTION???:yikes:

RENNIE~ NICE TENNIS PRACTICE. TOO BAD IT WAS WHILE YOU WERE SICK. BUT THAT EXERCISE IS REALLY GOING TO HELP MWITH THE WEIGHTLOSS. HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON ALSO.:hug: I GUESS WE WILL ALL BE DOING YOIUR WAINSCOTTING....CAUSE WE ALL CURSE HERE. SO I WILL APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE....AT LEAST YOUR WALLS WILL BE CLEAN! :rofl: :rofl:

SHAD~ I WAS DOING 7 DAYS A WEEK WHAT YOU DO ON THE WEEKENDS. NOT WITH THE SAME DRINKS AND FOOD BUT I WAS REALLY OFF BASE LAST MONTH:rofl: HOPE THE SCALE IS GENTLE WITH YOU AT MONTHS END. IT HAS TO BE TOUGH TO STAY ON A PLAN WHEN YOU ARE AWAY FROM HOME SO MANY DAYS A YEAR. I'M NOT TRYING TO COMFORT YOU MIND BUT I THINK Y9U HAVE DONE A PRETTY AMAZING JOB CONSIDERING YOUR "HOMELIFE" OR LACK THERE OF!!! :faint:

:cofdate: GOOD MONDAY MORNING CHICKLETTES. HOPE ALL PRESENT AND UNACCOUNTED FOR ARE WELL AND HAPPY THIS FINE MORNING. SUNNY BUT COOL AND I AM LOVING IT TODAY. LIKE I SAID TO HAPPY, I STARTED THE ALEVE. THANK GOD THERE IS SUCH A DRUG. IT'S MY LIFELINE TO HAPPY LIVING. :dance: GOT RID OF THE SCIATICA AND WOKE UP WITH A STIFF NECK....I THOUGHT ONLY MEN WOKE UP WITH THOSE THINGS :lol3: :lol3: SEXUAL HUMOR BEFORE NOON! SHAME ON YOU MEL :rollpin: I ALREADY WAS IN THE OFFICE AND LEFT MY REPORTS AND FILLED JOHN IN AND FLEW THE COOP BEFORE THE REST ARRIVED. HE GAVE ME A COMPLIMENT ON MY SKIN AND EYES AND I FELT LIKE DANCING. THEY ARE IMPROVING SLOWLY BUT SURELY. SO MAYBE I DON'T HAVE TO GO BACK TO THAT DAMN CLINIC....I NHATE THAT PLACE. YOU SIT THERE A TOTAL OF 6 HRS SOMETIMES AND WITH SOME OF THE RUDEST AND SICKEST PEOPLE. THEY'RE ALWAYS EITHER COUGHING OR SCREAMING AT THEIR KIDS. :tantrum: ANYWAY....LOOKS LIKE I MIGHT GET A REPRIEVE. :dance: I NEED TO GO AN PUT A PAIN PATCH ON THIS NECK AND GET ON WITH THE DAY. I WOKE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WITH THE COVERS 1/2 OFF. WAS HAVING A WEIRD DREAM AND WHEN I WOKE I WAS COLD...ALA THE NECK PROBLEM. HAVE A GREAT DAY..HAPPY MONDAY!!:moped:

MELODY525
09-17-2007, 10:11 AM
MADCAT~ ENZYME TEST REDONE ARE COMMON FOR PEOPLE OVER 30 THESE DAYS. SEEMS LIKE OUR DRUGS RAISE THEIR LEVELS. SO DON'T GET TOO EXCITED. I HAD MINE RETESTED AND IT WAS FOUND THE ONE OF MY MEDS WAS DOING IT. IT COULD BE SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS THAT. SO HANG IN THERE AND LET THE DR ENJOY HIS GOLF GAME :rofl: :rofl: :lol3: :lol3:
BUT I AM SENDING :hug: ALSO MY NORTHERN SISTER!

HAPPY~ SENDING :hug: TO YOU AS WELL. I GAVE MY MAGAZINES TO JUDY IN THE OFFICE. THAT RACHAEL WEARS ME OUT JUST READING HER!! :rofl: SHE HAS TOO MUCH ENERGY FOR HER OWN GOOD BUT SHE'LL BE A MULTIMILLIONAIRE DOING IT!!! :rofl: I WAS THINKING OF YOU OVER THE WEEKEND AND YOUR SOUP THINGY WITH THE FALL COMING ON. :hug:

OK I AM REALLY LEAVING THIS TIME :scooter:

Hollyhock
09-17-2007, 10:42 AM
HI!!!!!:wave::wave::wave::wave::wave:

MELODY525
09-17-2007, 11:14 AM
A WEEK OF HOLIDAYS :rofl:
"September is National Be Kind to Writers and Editors Month (We did not make this up.)

September 19: National Butterscotch Pudding Day
September 20: In England, this was traditionally the time for picking hops.
September 22: Harvest celebrations were traditionally held about this time throughout Europe and England. In some areas, it's time to harvest apples.
September 23: Today is the Fall Equinox, and the first day of autumn. The Sun moves into the sign of Libra.

Hymn to Hops
Haste, haste then and strip, as it bends from the pole
The fruit that gives vigour and strength to the soul
Our hearts and our spirits to cheer
It warms and enlivens the true British beer.
—Charles Dibdin, Songs, 1798"
THIS ARRIVED IM MY MAILBOX FROM AN AUTHOR'S WEBSITE CALLED ALL ABOUT THYME:

http://www.abouthyme.com/

AND THEY WRITE MYSTERIES TOO:
http://www.mysterypartners.com/
BUT ALL IN GOOD TASTE!! VERY LIGHT READING :dance:

:wave: HOLLY:wave:

Shy Moment
09-17-2007, 01:27 PM
He could have taken her but that is mommy daughter time.

Woke up at 3 am and just couldn't go back to sleep so I cooked lol. Pot of Chile, pot of potato soup. Since I had this wonderfully burst of energy I cleaned house, ironed the sheets and finished the laundry. After finishing all this, I took a nice nap. Now, everything is done and I am sitting here trying to think of something to do.

Melody
The things you find to tell us lol.

Holly
:wave:right back at you.

Madcat
I found out a long time ago. Do NOT worry early to avoid the rush ( this is still one of my big problems ). Could be nothing. Sometimes tests just need to be redone.

Shad
I have a wonderfully home life. This is because I run the roost with a whip lol You can tell my children live in fear of me. You can tell this by the way they roll their eyes at me when I tell them to do something lol.

ceejay52
09-17-2007, 04:48 PM
Madcat-don't fret to much over the recall. I've been recalled several times.If it had been urgent he' probably left word with his nurse to inform you.

Shad-Wish we had a 17 million dollar view. Enjoy the solidtude while you can.

Mel--Glad you are feeling better today also.

Ruth--Yikes--Another pair of glasses.

Shy Moment--Welcome to our group. Hope you like it here.

My trip to my uncles was good. Today is flying by but I've got a lot done.

Had to call my boss earlier about upping the dosages. We's slowed down a lot since the rain.

I've found out one thing this week end. I added beef back into my diet and got sick. (IBS) The doctor said there could be a possiblity that I had food allergies. I'm thinking he may be right.

Shad
09-17-2007, 08:45 PM
Morning all,
Lovely morning here in Perth. Now watch the rain come and stuff it all up. Guess what! My co-worker from Fiji has finally figured out the word work. He slaved away all day yesterday instead of sloping off under the nearest coconut palm. When I asked - C, what put the rocket up the Khyber Pass, he just said that he always works like this. Talk about a crazy mixed up kid. He has finally got his ticket home for the birth of his baby. I've talked him into 10 days. He was just going to go for the weekend!!!! :yikes: :faint: What happens if the baby doesn't arrive on time? What happens if the baby decides to come early. What happens if....... Ah well she has plenty of family at home to support her. Ever thought she might want the husband there at this time???? I'll make a snag out of this guy yet. I still have 4 months of the project to run!!!
Anyway, if all goes well, I will not need to work this weekend at all. Yaaahooo.

Happy - busy little bee. How's the back and shoulders today.

Madcat - Doctors must be the most obtuse lot on earth. Mine does the same to me. I ring the surgery and the receptionist tells me that she can't divulge information over the phone and that I must speak with the doctor and no she can't put me through - doesn't matter that I am in Perth, Groote or wherever, the doctor wants to see me within 2 weeks. When I get there, having spent an hour or two in the most UNCOMFORTABLE waiting room in the world, I have a raised blood sugar level!!! It's nothing to worry about and everything to be aware about! Pffffffft. The blood sugar levels are up simply because I ate 2 mangoes while waiting to see the doctor - all his fault, if he had seen me straight away, these things wouldn't happen.
Hope your troubles are just as trivial as mine were.

Mel - you always make me feel better about my failures and woes in the weight business. I'm trying hard, but it does get boring from time to time. Motivation slips away and I just lose the plot. Has someone seen my plot?? I must admit I was riveted with the daily information. I'll pass on the 19th, but I've seen the hops drying in the oasthouses of Kent and Sussex. Interesting stuff - stinks but.... and true British beer is NOT THAT EXCITING. There I've said it aloud.

Rennie - I thought kids always did that - isn't it teen talk for "Oh no, she's doing the Mum thing again". One thing I do like about my doctors office is that he has a sign on the wall that says:
LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO AVENGE YOURSELF ON THE KIDS
I have every intention of carrying that out.

Ceejay - there is a marinade for red meat that one of the women here sent around. It is supposed to remove all the additives from the meat. I'll fish it out, but quite frankly, if beef makes you feel like that, you are better off without it, additives, marinade or not. I'd rather go vegetarian than try to eat something I hated and which made me sick.

Okay, time to go and sort out the children. I'll be back later.

Hollyhock
09-17-2007, 11:04 PM
Welcome Rennie!!!!

MELODY525
09-18-2007, 09:10 AM
RENNIE~ MAYBE WE SHOULD JUST HIRE YOU AS OUR CHEF. WE ALL LOVE SOUPS AND HOMECOOKED MEALS!! YUM!! BUSY DAY YOU HAD AND I BET IT WASN'T EVEN NOON WHEN YOU FINISHED! :faint:

CEEJAY~ BEEF IS MY MEAT OF CHOICE BUT FOR A FEW YEARS NOW I CAN'T SEEM TO DIGEST IT....JUST LAYS LIKE A LUMP IN MY STOMACH. I ALWAYS WONDERED WHY???????

SHAD~ 4 MORE MONTHS??? NEVER REALIZED THIS JOB WAS SO LONG. WHEN THAT GUY GOES HOME I HOPE SHE HAS THE BABY ON TIME....IMAGINE HIM ASKING HER EVERY 5 MINUTES "ARE YOU READY?"....JUST SO HE CAN GET BACK TO WORK. MAYBE HE'S A WORKAHOLIC?! :lol3: AS FAR AS THE WEIGHT IS CONCERNED...I REALLY THINK A BUNCH OF US HAVE A GENETIC PRECLUSION FOR LOSING THOSE LAST POUNDS. I HAVE SEEN THIS IN TOO MANY WOMEN OF OUR STATURE. WISH I WAS WRONG BUT I THINK WE BOTH AGREE IT WOULD TAKE EXTREME DEDICATION TO GET THERE AND WE ARE JUST TOO BUSY :dance:-ING TO THE RHYTHM OF LIFE!! :belly:

THERE IS A HUGE CRANE OUTSIDE MY LIVINGROOM WINDOW. WE NEED MAJOR REPAIRS ON OUR CONCRETE ROOF AND THEY ARE BEGINNING THE JOB TODAY. SHOULD BE INTERESTING. THE GRANDSON IS ALREADY DISPLEASED WITH HAVING BEEN WOKEN UP. THE LOVELY SMELL OF FALL MIXED WITH DIESEL FUMES WAS COMING IN SO NEEDLESS TO SAY I SHUT THE WINDOWS.
WE ARE SURROUNDED BY TRUCKS AND IT WILL MAKE FOOD SHOPPING AND GETTING THE BUS NEAR ENOUGH VERY DIFFICULT WITH SO MANY SENIORS GOING SO I CANCELED WITH WILLY. I HAVE PLENTY AND JEN CAN GET SOMETHING IF I NEED IT. I HAVEN'T STOPPED SNEEZING SINCE I GOT UP....AND I AM NOT NORMALLY A SNEEZING KINDA GAL. I'LL RUN THE A/C ON FAN TO GET WHATEVER IS IN HERE OUT! :tantrum: THE PERILS OF MELINE!
HAPPY TUESDAY! :moped:

MELODY525
09-18-2007, 09:37 AM
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

Handle every situation like a dog ..

If you can't Eat it or Screw it ,

Pee on it and Walk Away.

http://www.gifs.net/Animation11/Animals/Dogs/bulldog.gif

happy2bme
09-18-2007, 09:55 AM
Good morning ladies,

It's September 18. Looks like I still have time to prepare for the upcoming holiday festivities that Mel outlined for the month :rofl:

The back and shoulders are doing better. Thanks for asking Shad. I am just under alot of duress it seems lately. I came home from work last night (on the late side) giving off a big old rant to the DH. Why is it I have to spend 3 times longer doing something (not that I have the time mind you) so that I can continually catch and point out the sloppiness that others seem to get away with until it's pointed out to them. I guess my frustation is at starting the day behind and getting more behind as the day rolls by instead of making headway. And being stressed stiffens things up so the body hurts and being stressed keeps you fat. :tantrum::tantrum::tantrum: It is not so easy to say - well just let it roll off your back.

Ewww Mel - diesel fumes. I know what you're talking about. Ick, ick, stinky. Stay inside and protect those nostrils. I'm sure the roof work will drag out for days on end. I made meatloaf last night and some rice - thought of you. :D

Shad - hope the weather holds up for you so that you can get outside for a walk or run. You should be entering the change of seasons too, no? Wish you could come work over here too but you'd get frustrated too with the state of things tho it sounds like the frustration is universal.

Ceejay - I never thought about a beef sensitivity. Like most people I've cut back to only eating it once a week for dinner. You bring up an interesting point. Beef too is more fatty than poultry or fish - do you think it might be the fat that is bothering you?

Rennie - you iron the sheets? :yikes: God luv yah woman. I had to drag the ironing board out the other day to press the wrinkles out of a new pair of pants. I even washed them 3 times hoping to get the wrinkles out that way but no luck. Never was fond of ironing - maybe because I'm left handed and it's awkward. I would like to bow gently and tip my hat at you as a parent. I cheer any one who is a bit stern with their kids. Stern but with love because after all, once you grow up life still isn't fair and you don't get everything you want, right? Too many over priviledged kids today - I applaud those who are trying to do the right thing. :cp:

Madcat - hope the diagnosis isn't diabetes. Perhaps you should try the WW core plan for a while. I should do that myself. I have found the sugars to be an issue too - not just the sweet stuff but the carby things that make sugar spikes seem to be a preference of mine. Maybe we're just drawn to stuff that's not good for us? Anyway, hope youfind out what's going on soon. As the others have said those :censored: doctors like to diddle with us all the time.

:wave: & :hug: to Carla, Painter, Holly, Ruth, Meadow and the rest of the crew. I should be on my way. Have a good one today.

happy2bme
09-18-2007, 09:56 AM
OMG Mel :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: THAT'S HYSTERICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shy Moment
09-18-2007, 10:17 AM
Morning everyone

Not with my daughter. If she doesn't want to do something with me she says so lol.

Am feeling a bit better, didn't try to cough a lung up last night.

Holly
Hello, thank you for the welcome

Melody
I have always loved to cook. Doesn't seem like that big a deal to me. Even when I had this stupid job that I worked 10 hours a day mon-fri and 12 on sat. I still had full meals on the table at dinner time. Was pretty lucky I started work at 5:30 am was still home as the kids were getting off the school bus. Baking on the other hand I have never been thrilled with. I do bake bread every weekend but other than that, cookies and things like that take to much time. I don't have time to stand around until a cookie is done lol. What is wrong with you yum mm diesel fuel and the smell of eggs cooking in the morning. Isn't that your favorite lol.

Happy2bme

Of course I iron sheets and curtains too lol can't stand a wrinkle. I use both hands equally well. Well, almost equally well, since I broke my left hand years ago I can't write with it as well as the right hand now. Other than that I use both of them equally well. My husband laughs, I have everything set up for a left handed person and that makes it hard for anyone to do anything but me. Ummmm dear, turn the iron board around the other way lolol the iron doesn't care which hand you use lol. About my kids, I am their mother not their friend lol. We can be friends again once they have had children lol. Thank you. it means a lot when someone lets you know it is ok to tell your kids no. So many these days have never taught their children that word.

ceejay52
09-18-2007, 05:03 PM
Reenie--I'd have more wrinkles in the sheets if I ironed them. The chili sounds good.

Mel--This is the second good laugh I have had today. Thanks. I've been wanting open my windows, but around here the farmers are polluting the air with their defoliants for the cotton and beans. It really bothers my sinuses when they do this. I got a good whiff of the stuff this morning going to the car.

Happy--I'm not sure why the beef did me this way. Yes,stress does cause one to be fat, the cortisol hormone. I know the feeling that you are under now. Everyone seems to get away with it other than me.

Shad--You're co-worker must be on maternity leave!

Hope every one has heard about the lettuce that Dole's is having to recall. It has E-coli.

My first laugh came this morning. I ran a computer virus scan last night and low and behold there was a trojan virus. I called my boss to inform him.
This morning he asked asked me who had been on the trojan web page. Yep he's thinking "the trojans". I told him this was a virus. He doesn't work on computers enough to know better. MEN!

Hi to Holly, Meadow, Carla, Madcat. :wave:

happy2bme
09-18-2007, 08:35 PM
Then I read Ceejay's post. She does live in the middle of cotton country - those cotton bushes are cool looking from the side of the road driving by but not so nice to have to pick.

In the style of Creedence Clearwater Revival...

Cotton Fields

When I was a little bitty baby
My mama would rock me in the cradle,
In them old cotton fields back home;

CHORUS2:
It was down in Louisiana,
Just about a mile from Texarkana,
In them old cotton fields back home.

CHORUS3:
Oh, when them cotton bolls get rotten
You can't pick very much cotton,
In them old cotton fields back home.

happy2bme
09-18-2007, 08:38 PM
Oh no Ceejay - boss man didn't think they were THOSE Trojans, did he? :o :o :o :lol3: What is a defoilant used for?

Yes Rennie - I do know about flipping the ironing board around - but the cord still drags over the item and smushes it up. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

I find that I use my right hand when I need strength - like in bowling or holding the bag of groceries and use my left for dexterity - like unlocking the door while balancing groceries on the right hip.

I love my hubby but when he starts his pool/billiards league it's like having 3 hours to myself to do whatever I please. Guess who's doing the happy dance right now? :dance: Eat what I want. Watch whatever I want on TV. Yak on the phone all night long. Too bad I am almost at the limit of my WW points today so we're sticking to the food plan, there's nothing on TV that I want to see and I brought a big pile of work home with me tonight. But I have the option and that's what matters :D

Shad, I am heartbroken. :cry: I seem to have lost the necklace you gave me. I don't understand it. It could not have slipped off of my neck and it had a pretty tight hook on it. I wore it last week with a new blouse which went absolutely perfect with it. I was meeting a friend for lunch and I stopped in the restroom before I left and I had it on there because it flipped over and I adjusted it. I met my friend and she's in the middle of this engrossing story at the table when I realize my necklace is no longer on my neck. Must have been rather odd from her perspective as I am listening to her when all of a sudden I looked startled, reached for my neck, started furiously patting my boobs, pulled my shirt away and looked down my bra and then leaned over and looked under the table. She is used to me being odd so she never missed a beat and kept talking. It wasn't until I excused myself and walked to the front door that she stopped talking. I retraced all of my steps but didn't find it. Was hoping that I lost it at work but no sign of it. Now I'll just have to eagle eye the women at work and if I see someone with my necklace on... :chin: anyway I am upset and it was really different and I liked it alot. Something told me that morning not to wear it but as I said it went so nicely with the new shirt. Aw well, at least I have the nice smelling soaps :D

Going to get something for dinner and then a short chat with the Mom before I hit the paper wall. See yah :wave:

Shad
09-18-2007, 08:47 PM
Morning all,

Yeah Ceejay and if you checked with him, he would say, I KNOW that, I was just testing you. You need firewalls and detectors that will tell you when things are coming your way. My one at home is very cock of the hoop. It tells me about spyware, virus, worms and other nasties and the computer is not even plugged into the internet. I haven't got round to getting the phone line in yet. I have checked. It's telling lies.
My co-worker will be on Paternity leave - yes they do have it here. However you only get paid for 2 weeks off, so they all save to have the month off.

For those of you with beef problems try this and let me know if it does anything for you. This is from our Change Manager:

My naturopath gave me this recipe and it is awesome!

Mix together:

Olive oil
Soy sauce
Fresh garlic, peeled and chopped
Fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
Rosemary (I just use dried, although I've bought some fresh stuff and am growing it at present)
Turmeric

Marinate meat for about 30 mins-1 hour before pan frying. I sometimes don't even wait for 30 mins and just leave it for 5 mins and it seems to be just as good. I usually add the marinade to the pan when cooking and this makes a yummy sauce.

Very tasty and apparently it takes away all the carcinogens in red meat.

Happy eating!

There ya go. Recipe from a naturopath down under. Might I also suggest that you look out for Organic beef or even the Free range stuff. No it's not eggs Shad, you've got the wrong end of the stick again. It's called something like that and it doesn't come from a feed lot. I saw feed lots in Arizona and they aint no better than the ones over here. I feel like going up and shooting the cattle just to put them out of their misery. Miserable animals make for miserable meat.

Happy - It's no problem asking and also, I have the same problem from time to time. It's stress and I am living it as you are. And the frustration of finishing the day more behind than you started must be one of the greatest frustrations of all time. I really don't think I did a stitch of work yesterday apart from bringing the Statisticians bible up to date. They don't care about the problems only the percentages and for my sins I jack them up somewhat to look a bit better than they are. Then I take the whip (I use your whipcracking smilie) and deliver a broadside to my team. The Fijian NZer, laughs and settles back under the tree, the Malaysian girl frets and worries she is not doing well enough, the South African packs her bags and goes down to her other job and I stare out the window at the view, think of you lot and internally giggle myself to sane again. Life's like that.

Rennie - you're not Martha Stewart in another life are you? I hope you don't take offence at us poking a bit of fun. Ironing sheets sounds like my Mother. She was also a demon on the vaccuum cleaner (I can never spell that word) I am in awe of your ironing and cooking skills. Also I must pass on my congrats for the mothering. If more people instilled some loving discipline then we would not be at the place we are now. I was watching an item on the Today Tonight show last night. It was about high school teachers being beaten up in school and the kids behaviour. I was totally disgusted. And then to top all, the mother of a 13yr old boy had the gall to stand there and plead with the school to take her son back - he's done nothing wrong (apart from ride over several kids in the school yard and terrorise the primary school kids next door and swear at the teachers and duck school as often as possible and when he can't, disrupt class continually. No he hasn't done much wrong.) She only wants him at school so he isn't beating her up - well that's my guess. I brought my kids up with the mantra that for every right they had, they had a responsibility not to abuse the right or the rights of others. I've lived by it as well and it doesn't seem to have done any of us any harm. Okay - off my :soapbox:
I'm so glad you are feeling better.

Mel - that's pretty funny about the dog. Don't know where you find all these pictures or dream up the words. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Wonder what Ruth has got to say about that one!
I've been looking on websites for work in Canada or the States - well you never know. Life is sometimes like that. It comes around, things happen and goes around. Put out a few feelers here and there, grab hold of some of my contacts. Anything can happen. We could be neighbours!!!!! It can be frustrating work - as Happy well knows - but I like the lightbulb effect (which usually only comes seconds before the trainers mind snaps and murder is done).

With that, I'm sure I've got other things to do. I will have to kick the father-to-be and wipe up the tears from others, but we must do what we must do.

See ya

Shad
09-18-2007, 08:51 PM
I see some lights aglowing from Happy. Morning luv

My little egg is not lit. :cry:

MELODY525
09-18-2007, 08:51 PM
I WAS SO BUSY WITH DOGGIES THAT I FORGOT ABOUT YOUR BACK AND SHOULDERS MISS HAPPY!! I SEE YOU JUST POSTED TOO!! :wave: GLAD YOU GOT A CHUCKLE OUT OF IT TOO. :rofl: :rofl: FIRST SOUPS AND NOW MEATLOAF???I'M ON MY WAY CHICA!!! :scooter: I'LL PICK UP SHADDIE AND BE RIGHT THERE!!!

CEEJAY~ OH MY GOD CJ I AM CRACKING UP OVER HERE. GOOD THING I WENT POTTY BEFORE I GOT ON HERE!! YOUR BOSS IS TOO FUNNY!! TRUST A MAN TO THINK OF TROJANS!! ROFLMAO :lol3: :Lol3: THAT'S EVEN BETTER THAN THE DOG!!! :rofl: :rofl: GUESS YOU'L HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THE FARMER'S TOXIC FUMES OR WE'LL HAVE ROTTEN BOLLS OF COTTON...AND YA KNOW YOU CAN'T PIC THEM THEN!! :rofl: BETWEEN YOU AND NOW HAPPY'S SONG TEARS OF LAUGHTER ARE ROLLING DOWN MY FACE!! TOO FUNNY!!

RENNIE~ MY GRANDMOTHER IRONED EVERYTHING IN SIGHT ALSO. MY EX HUSBAND IRONED HIS UNDERWEAR BOTH TOPS AND BOTTOMS!! :rofl: THE ONLY WAY MY STUFF WILL GET PRESSED IS IF I THROW IT ON THE FLOOR AND ROLL OVER IT!! :rofl:

SHADDIE~ WHERE ARE YOU???????? I KNOW YOU'RE AWAKE!!! HOPE THE DAY AT WORK IS A GOOD ONE. WE HAVE GIVEN YOU SOME LAUGHS HERE TO TIDE YOU OVER AND CARRY YOU THRU THE DAY!! :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

OK I GOTTA GET OUT OF HERE. WANT TO SET THE VCR FOR THE BIGGEST LOSER SO I CAN WATCH MY TRAVEL SHOW TONITE!! LOL
BTW....MUST HAVE BEEN OVER 2 DOZEN MEN HERE TODAY AND HARDLY A LOOKER IN THE BUNCH!! :faint: WTF!!! JUST MY LUCK!!! 2 WERE CUTE BUT COLLEGE TYPES. NOT THE ROUGH AND TOUGH HE-MAN!

MELODY525
09-18-2007, 08:55 PM
THERE YOU ARE SHAD! I AM ABOUT TO PEE MY OWN PANTS AT YOUR POST NOW!!! OMG TOO FUNNY!! TRY NOT TO MAKE TOO MANY GROWN MEN CRY TODAY!! THEY ARE GROWN RIGHT?? ROFL I WILL TRY THE MARINADE CAUSE I HATE TO GIVE UP BEEF ALL TOGETHER. FUNNY I NEVER EVEN THOUGHT OF THIS!! GOOD ON YA!!! LOL THANKS:hug: MAYBE MADCAT AND CARLA CAN FIND YOU WORK :lol3:

MELODY525
09-18-2007, 08:56 PM
ps to shad~ these thoughts and ideas just "come" to me from far away places in the regions of my mind! :crazy:

Shy Moment
09-18-2007, 09:37 PM
Martha Stewart lolol I am more like Maxine look thru my posts and read the one that is titled something about just because we are Christians doesn't mean we cant have fun.

Shad
09-18-2007, 10:09 PM
I'm at work and it is now 9.00am and the Malaysian young lady hasn't yet shown. Her time keeping is worse than the roosters ever were.

Mel - you certainly have some far away places in your mind :lol3: :lol3: Go and look at the wildflowers of Perth and get some peace into your tortured mind. It's quite often disappointing looking out the window at the local uniformed mob of builders. Fat, bald, bandy legged, cigarettes dangling from the lip, hard hat askew. They should just pull it down over the face and be done with it.

And I quite enjoy Maxine. She's good for the soul

With that I'm gone :genie:

Shad
09-19-2007, 01:18 AM
Happy - I'm sorry if you have lost the necklet. But not to worry, better than losing the friendship I'd say. And it can be replaced, well not the exact one, but similar one. I can't remember the colours in it, but I will look out for one in the markets here.
Talking of soaps, I found a place in Fremantle last week. It's not cheap, but is so clever. Here's the website. Go and have a look at the products/ luscious cakes and remember that they are soap.
http://www.cakeofsoap.com.au

Shy Moment
09-19-2007, 02:54 AM
Melody
Sometimes your mind is scary lolol.

Shad
09-19-2007, 04:14 AM
Mels mind is a wondrous thing. It goes along it's merry way, such wonders to perform. Then it spits the images and words out at breakneck speed. If you ever wondered why she is in a wheelchair its because her legs ran out of puff trying to keep up with her mind!!! :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: - oops sorry Mel ================= (splat)

MELODY525
09-19-2007, 08:56 AM
SHAD~ I WOULD NEVER RUN YOU OVER:moped:======(beep, beep..outa the way)
:rofl: I WENT TO BED LAST NIGHT LAUGHING....GOTTA BE A GOOD THING NO? LOL I WENT TO THE SOAP WEBSITE AND WOULD BE AFRAID I'D TAKE A BITE!! I ALREADY BEGAN CATCHING UP WITH YOUR PHOTOS. THEY ARE ALL GORGEOUS! I LIKED THE KANGAROO PAWS...WAS THAT THE NAME? AND THE HELITOUR PHOTOS TOO. ALTHOUGH I CANNOT IMAGINE MYSELF IN ONE OF THOSE BIG BIRDS.:faint:

HAPPY~ I AM SO SORRY YOU LOST YUOUR NECKLACE. I GUESS NOW IS AS GOOD A TIME TO TELL YOU THAT THE GLASS BOOKMARK GOT RUN OVER AND MASHED INTO THE CARPET :scooter: :yikes: :faint: BUT IT WAS THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTED. HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR ALONE TIME. PUT IT TO GOOD USE CAUSE IT DOESN'T LAST FOREVER :rofl: :rofl:

RENNIE~ I LOVE MAXINE. :rofl: WE ARE ALOT ALIKE BUT I WOULD LIKE TO THINK I AM LESS CYNICAL!! LOL
WHEN I WAS FIRST IN THE WHEELCHAIR I WAS STILL IRONING. THEN I GOT BURNED A FEW TIMES AND ONLY IRONED THE FRONT OF MY CLOTHES...NO ONE EVER SAW THE BACKS!!! :lol3: :lol3:

THE MEN PROMPTLY WOKE ME AT 7AM AND IT'S A GOOD THING. LATELY I HAVE BEEN SLOTH-LIKE AND NOT ROLLING OUT OF BED TILL DANG NEAR 8. VERY LAZY!!
GOOD THING I CANCELLED OUT ON THE FOOD SHOP YESTERDAY. I HEARD IT WAS A GRAND MESS TRYING TO GET EVERYONE AND THEIR BUNDLES IN THE BLDG. OF COURSE THE BUS WAS FULL AS SOON AS THE SENIORS SAW ALL THE WORK GOING ON AND A MASS OF TRUCKS JAMMED INTO OUR SMALL PARKINGLOT. THEY ARE SUCH CHILDREN. I CAN ONLY HOPE I KEEP SOME OF MY SANITY RIGHT TO THE END. OTHERWISE I'LL HAVE TO MYOVE DOWN BY SHAD....I DON'T THINK THEY WOULD NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE DOWN THERE :rofl: :rofl:
iI BETTER GET OUT OF HERE BEFORE OUR SHADDIE COMES AFTER ME :rollpin:

:wave: TO ALL THE GALS!!!
***AND A NOTE TO CARLA~ I WILL HAVE TO GIVE YOU CREDIT FOR OUR CHALLENGE WE HAD GOING BEFORE THIS ONE...I CALL IT THE "DRINKS" CHALLENGE:rofl: ALTHOUGH I WAVER IN MY MIND....I THINK I AM OFF THE COFFEE FOR GOOD. IT'S BEEN WORSE THAN GIVING UP CIGARETTES! :faint: SO THANKS FOR THE PUSH!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY EVERYONE! :moped:

Hollyhock
09-19-2007, 09:24 AM
A full round of sibling drama has been completed...many wails of DS is fake farting on my head.....DD wont stop humming......I want toast not corn flakes...I cant wear these shorts .... All are fed and dressed and ready to go.
I have time for some dishes or laundry.

It is going up to 27C today with high humidity.

Avon Presidents Club Dinner Banquet tonight. DS has Cross Country.....

Love you ladies.

Ruthxxx
09-19-2007, 09:24 AM
Quickie! I totally agree with that dog's attitude. I should print it out and stick it on the fridge.

'm still coming to life here although the Girls are at it full steam! It's Day 7 for Lucy and there are no side effects from her chemo so we may have dodged the bullet for a while. Two more weeks before the next one and I do think her breathing is a tad better.

My cold has settled in so I am skipping gym and hoping for a quiet day. I've already cancelled today's sandwich making marathon as they won't want folks with colds contaminating the 450 box lunches that have to be at the Ploughing Match by 10:30. The weather has been wonderful and the crowds are huge. I am trying to avoid going there.

My first quilting class was yesterday and I've already learned lots of things. I did get a new and lighter sewing machine - not as smooth as my old (1975) one but works fine for the classes. I love my old machine but it's way to heavy to carry around! The beginners' project is a table runner. I don't know if I'll use it but it is definitely a candidate for my "giftable" box.

Donna come to clean this morning so I'd best do a bit of tidying. If my cold capsule works and I feel a bit more human, I will go to town to the optometrist. Did I tell you Lucy ate yet another pair of glasses on Sunday? Oy!

happy2bme
09-19-2007, 09:45 AM
Morning chicks,

A quilting class sounds like fun Ruth. On behalf of 450 strangers, let me thank you for not making their sandwiches today :lol: The worst illness I ever got was from catered food at a party - most of the guests got terribly, terribly ill and we figured someone who was preparing the food must have contaminated it. So thank you, as Mel would say - it's the thought that counts ;)

Eee gads Holly, my hair is standing on end just reading your post. :yikes: Here's to a quiet hour and a nice cup of coffee once the door closes and they are on the bus :coffee:

Mel, I'm still laughing. I want to press help you "press" your clothes - will you let me borrow a spare chair? :rofl: Eee gads number 2 - a bunch of people like my mom ticked off and milling about on the bus :eek: :eek: :eek: Feet's get me movin' outta dat place :lol:

Shad the necklace had shimmery blue-greens in it. Not so much the colors as the sentimental value I am mourning. Those soaps are quite interesting. If I had a bath with a big expanse of cabinetry, I would consider some for decorations. However I/we have decided retirement can't come soon enough so I will have to learn to re-evaluate every purchase/expense going forward and try to conserve the funds - so I will have to try and mold the soaps myself. Hard to do when you use liquid body washes :lol: As a school project long ago we were taught to whittle using a bar of soap. I made a mean fish as I recall. Good luck finding jobs in America here - that would be nice for all of us :D :crossed:

The coffee is gone and an early morning meeting awaits me so off I go for another day of thrills and excitement. Will compare notes later with Shad to see who had the more fun day :D

MELODY525
09-19-2007, 09:54 AM
THE STORE CALLED TARGET HAS A RECIPE WEBSITE. I GOT AN E-MAIL TODAY FROM THEM AND IT HAD A RECIPE FOR CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP. SO I WENT TO CHECK OUT THE ISTE. I WONDER WHAT A SUPER STORE IS DOING WITH A WEBSITE LIKE THIS? Hmmmm

http://splendidtable.publicradio.org/

OHHHH I GET IT. TARGET IS SPONSORING IT. IT'S REALLY THE AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA-RADIO TALK SHOW. YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTERS THAT HAVE RECIPES OR LISTEN TO THEIR PROGRAM. OK....THE BLOND MOMENT HAS PASSED. :dance:

MELODY525
09-19-2007, 10:08 AM
A WARNING TO ALL UNWARY MEN:
Police are warning all men who frequent clubs, parties and local pubs to be alert and stay cautious when offered a drink from any woman. Many females use a date rape drug on the market called "Beer."

The drug is found in liquid form and is available anywhere. It comes in bottles, cans, or from taps and in large "kegs". Beer is used by female sexual predators at parties and bars to persuade their male victims to go home and sleep with them. A woman needs only to get a guy to consume a few units of Beer and then simply ask him home for no strings attached sex.

Men are rendered helpless against this approach. After several beers, men will often succumb to the desires to sleep with horrific looking women to whom they would never normally be attracted. After drinking beer, men often awaken with only hazy memories of exactly what happened to them the night before, often with just a vague feeling that "something bad" occurred.

At other times these unfortunate men are swindled out of their life's savings, in a familiar scam known as "a relationship." In extreme cases, the female may even be shrewd enough to entrap the unsuspecting male into a longer term form of servitude and punishment referred to as "marriage." Men are much more susceptible to this scam after beer is administered and sex is offered by the predatory females.

Please! Forward this warning to every male you know. If you fall victim to this "Beer" scam and the women administering it, there are male support groups where you can discuss the details of your shocking encounter with similarly victimised men. For the support group nearest you, just look up "Golf Courses" in the phone book.

For a video to see how beer works click here:

http://www.brackenspub.com/beer.swf

ceejay52
09-19-2007, 03:01 PM
Just popping into say hello--More stuff to do. :wave:

Shy Moment
09-19-2007, 08:20 PM
Melody
Darn mine didn't drink beer and still doesn't. He made me give him a wedding ring to get sex from him lol.

Shad
09-19-2007, 08:38 PM
Morning all, or should that be mourning all,

It's with great sorrow and ineptitude that I declare I have had enough of this challenge and will spend the next week burying it in the back of the closet. Motivation is not there, I'm finding it so difficult to get up in the morning and exercise and food is simply there to be eaten in quantities. I'm not feeling great either which doesn't help. I think I need a dose of sun and whatever in equal quantities. Even the 17 million dollar view is not helping. So today I'm not eating - or at least trying not to eat - much to see if it will help with the plumbing which is acting like an a*sehole - sorry if that was too much info !

And then I will go and get on with the day - more of the same as yesterday which was little achieved and a huge pile of questions and problems on my plate. Yesterdays triumph was that my team had the first fully signed off documentation - signed off by the subject matter experts and the Business. That's an achievement since we started last and are now getting some results that the others are not getting. Must be something to do with the :bomb: I threatened them with the other week or its more likely that the man in power (terribly heavy smoker) took me at my word when I suggested he might like to take some outside and check them out when he went out for a smoke. That way he could stay out longer and clear his desk at the same time. Beats me why he didn't think of it in the first place. Comfy chair, cup of coffee, smokes and my masterpieces - what more could a man want!

Mel - of course we would notice the difference. Sanity, or the lack, of comes in many forms. American accents still stand out round here. Canadian ones are more common. Is that saying that the Canucks are more insane??
Thanks for the beep before the =========<splat>. But I'm getting a bit deaf as well as blind as well as tired and thick.

Rennie - I like Maxine because she is so cynical. She's says what I think a lot of the time. There are times, even in WA, where one has to be a little more politically correct - excuse me, would you mind moving to the left a little - is somewhat better than - shift your middling brown ***!!! Not as satisfying mind you.

Holly - I'll send you over some of the new and more comfortable earplugs - you may never want to take them out!

Happy - I promise to have a good day if you will. Actually the team hasn't been too bad lately. Yesterday I had to suffer a bout of can and can't from the younger two (maybe I'll keep those ear plugs Holly). Then a dose of South African pique at not being able to do something on the system, but other than that, they are pulling together a bit better now. Of course massive doses of chocolate fish smooths the myriad of crossed paths. They are getting the idea that if I call them by their full names and not abbreviating them ie Melody instead of Mel, they have overstepped the mark and should shut up before disaster looms. It's like being back with the kids at home in their teenage years.

Ruth, I'm so glad Lucy is still wending her merry way along life's path. I don't think there is too much that is going to get that dog down. Sorry to hear that you haven't been well, and good on ya for not peeling them darned eggs (aigs). Anyway, it's not as if you don't do enough for the community.
Hope we get to see pictures of the quilting when it is finished.

Okay, better buzz off and see if I can achieve something before the mob arrives. I'll check in on you at various times of the day. Don't say you weren't warned.

Shad
09-19-2007, 08:39 PM
Morning Rennie
See you snuck in to read Mels jokes before I got to post mine.

Shad
09-19-2007, 08:42 PM
Oh and Melody - That's blonde and not blond. You are definitely not male!

Shy Moment
09-19-2007, 09:01 PM
lol politically correct. No one would ever accuse me of being politically correct. I tend to say things in the nicest way I can BUT I do not pull punches and I don't worry, at times, about someone being offended. I don't see anyone caring if I am offended when they use Gods name as a curse word. I don't see them caring if I am offended when they have sexual relations in front of my children and myself that are against the bible. I have decided I don't care if they are offended either. I am teaching my children to stand up for that they believe in.

Ruth
I love quilting. We have a quilting shop right down the street. We meet there once a week and have a whole lot of fun.

Hollyhock
09-19-2007, 10:49 PM
Ear plugs might work. Who'd ever guess, i miss them like crazy right now. I had a Avon dinner banquet right after work and now they are sleeping. They look so angelic.I even miss hubby. It has been a busy few weeks. Things are GREAT!! Just busy.Not complaining at all!

HUGS!!!!

Shad
09-19-2007, 11:15 PM
Miss who? The earplugs, the kids or the DH?

Rennie - if we don't stand up for ourselves, who we going to call when the mob tramples right over the top of us?? We can happily be assertive, but I'm not keen on aggression.

Shy Moment
09-19-2007, 11:29 PM
shad
I can sure understand that. I have just made sure my kids know they shouldn't let their rights be trampled all over. One never has to be overly aggressive to get ones point across. If you don't stand up for what you think is right you might as well be saying what you think is wrong is ok.

happy2bme
09-20-2007, 01:44 AM
Shad - thanks for passing along the good vibes on the job front. It WAS a good day today. I come in later in the morning and stay later in the evening so when I show up at work, the parking lot is full. (Not so bad as I get an extra walk in but it does mean I have to walk again at lunch to move my car closer to the door since it's pretty deserted when I leave. And I'm not in the best part of town either). Anyway, drove up this morning and wow, right in front of the door - primo parking spot :D Someone apparently had to leave for an early meeting. :celebrate: Getting a bonzer parking spot always puts me in a good mood. Then I have been tearing my desk apart looking for a document I desperately needed to get a project done for my boss - due on Friday. I saw the stupid thing a few weeks ago. Where could it be? I even knew the spot where it was on my desk. Frantically searched the pile of papers there 8 times over. Ever keep looking at something expecting it to change right before your eyes? :dunno: Finally today I thought to myself, I wonder if I filed the stupid thing? :chin: Sure enough, there the silly thing was, filed and neatly labeled right in front of my nose for the last 3 days. I am a "pile" person and pile people should never become "file" people. I may have many piles on my desk but I can find whatever I need quite quickly. Once or twice a year I feel guilty and decide to clean up and file things and then they are gone forever :lol: So thank you Shad, today was a better day than I've had in a few weeks. Waving some good karma back to you. :wizard:

As far as the challenge, well maybe instead of chucking it into the closet, perhaps go back to basics. Pick one thing and just focus on it - vegetables, a bit of exercise, no eating after 7pm - something like it. C'mon - I'll do it with you. Ok? :yes: Sounds like you are quite busy at the moment and perhaps it's all a bit too much. Perhaps you could do laps around the office chasing after the roosters :lol:

Why is it universal that if you are called by your first / formal name then you are seriously in trouble? :yikes:

Time to cuddle up with the pillow. Goodnight ladies...

MELODY525
09-20-2007, 08:55 AM
:wave:TO CEEJAY AS SHE PASSES US BY!
:hug: TO HOLLY AS SHE RACES BY!

RENNIE~ LAUGHING AT MAXINE...GOOD THING THEY ARE SHORT...I CAN'TLIFT MY LEG VEY HIGH! :rofl: NICE TO HAVE THE QUILT SHOP SO CLOSE BY. I ALWAYS ADMIRED QUILTERS. WE HAD A FEW IN OUR FAMILY BUT I WAS A CROCHETER. IS THAT A WORD? LOL AND I PROMISE FAITHFULLY NEVER TO HAVE SEX IN FRONT OF ANYONE!!:rofl: NOT THAT ANYONE HAS GIVEN ME A NOD....LOL

SHAD...MY POOR BLUE LITTLE SISTER. SENDING MANY :hug: AT LEAST THERE WAS A GOOD PART TO THE TEAM. MAYBE LIKE REALITY TV YOUR TEAM WILL FINISH FIRST! :cheer: YOU HAVE BEEN AWAY FROM HOME TOO MUCH. MISSING SUNDAY, THE GARDEN, THE GHECKO OR LIZARD...I FORGET WHICH, AND ALL THOSE NOISY BIRDS!!! AND QUITE POSSIBLY EVEN YOUR POWER TOOL TOYS!!:love: HANG IN THERE....WINTER IS ALMOST OVER!

HAPPY...MY SPUTHERN SISTER NEEDS A :hug: TOO AND I MUST HAVE MISSED IT. SORRY YOUR FILE GOT "LOST" IN THE FILE!! JEN IS A PILE PERSON AND I AM A FILE PERSON. SO GLAD YOU HELPED ME TO SEE THAT NOW...AND YES I HAVE LOOKED IN THE SAME SPOT OVER AND OVER...HOPING MAGICALLY THAT SOMETHING WOULD APPEAR WHERE I THOUGHT I HAD LEFT IT!! :rofl: IF YOU GET A CHAIR LIKE MINE YOU WON'T NEED A PARKING SPACE...JUST SCREW THEM AND DRIVE RIGHT THRU THE DOOR!!! :scooter: I AM GLAD THE NEXT DAY WAS BETTER AND HOPE YOUR WEEK ENDS ON A HAPPY NOTE! :dance: AND YOU CAN SING AND DANCE THRU SPAIN WITH YOUR CASTINETS....MAYBE A LITTLE FLAMENCO! OLE!! :hug: AND WHAT WERE YOU DOING UP SO LATE?? :rollpin:

I AM OFF TO THE OFFICE. GOT REPORTS TO MAKE FOR MAINTENANCE AND THEN MAYBE A WASH LOAD....MANY LOADS TO GO...LOL NOTHING NEW HERE. STILL HAMMERING AND BANGING AWAY ON THE ROOF...NOISY SODS!!
HAPPY THURSDAY :moped:

Hollyhock
09-20-2007, 08:56 AM
LOL!!! Shad -the kids and even hubby. Many loooong days away from home. I do the morning routine every day but have been working a lot of evenings with hair and Avon.Busy weekends too.

15 days, 1 hour, 8 minutes, 16 seconds til I leave for my Thanksgiving road trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

happy2bme
09-20-2007, 09:22 AM
Good morning chicks,

Mel, I want a motorized scooter thing. I keep pointing them out to DH when I see the commercials on TV. I'll put a flag on the back, a bike bell on the front, decorate the baskets with flowers and off we will go. I'll ride ahead of you and we can have our own parade :scooter: oh wait, looks like that would be getting exhaust in your face, can't have that now. Must make sure DH gets me the electric kind, that way we can time it so we run out of "juice" at the same time.

I agree Shad - you need some at home time. Cripes you were barely unpacked from your vacation before you had to turn around, hop a plane and leave it all behind. I also find as the seasons transition that it reeks havoc on the old system.

Found you a nice souvenier - how'd you like this while having your morning "aigs". Elvis doesn't look too happy about being on this monstrosity.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/ElvisEggCup.jpg

And with that, I'm off to work hoping to still ride a bit on the good vibes leftover from yesterday. Have a great day all...

MELODY525
09-20-2007, 10:37 AM
SHAD~ I FORGOT TO SAY...EAT PRUNES!!! I8 WAS JUST EATING MINE AND THOUGHT OF YOUR PLUMBING!!! WHEN THE ARSE CAN'T SPEAK IT GETS EVEN WITH US AND MAKE PEOPLE MISERABLE!!!

HAPPY~ GOOD MORNING LOVE...THE ELVIS EGG CUP?? WHAT WILL THEY THINK OF NEXT??? :faint: that's the best part about electric scooters....no gas, no exhaust, no oil changes!! :rofl: ride those good vibes for all they're worth!!

Shy Moment
09-20-2007, 01:21 PM
MELODY
I am glad they aren't very high. I am not very tall. The hubby just laughs and says I shouldn't laugh they say the same thing about me lol.

ceejay52
09-20-2007, 02:36 PM
Shad--Feel better soon. Mel is right about the prunes. Just think of them as dried plums.

Happy--Glad you found the lost file. I've done this many times. I have a bad habit of leaving things in the copy machine also.
The Elvis aigs dish is cute.

Goodness Holly is already counting down to Thankgsgiving. Howbeit the Canadians celebrate on a different day.

Mel--The no exhaust, gas fumes is one of the reasons I bought the electric lawn mower this spring. Take it easy on the eye's paper work should be a no no.

The challenge is going pretty good for me, But I'm like Happy I've taken a couple of things and tried to focus on this. One being exercise. I've been trying to get a mile in every day by the use of pedometer. The other is staying on schedule. Weigh in this morning is 181.8.

I should be at a district water meeting today but I just couldn't bring myself to go. I am, however, going to a concert tonight in Jonesboro, AR. The Gaither's are preforming. I'll be back home tomorrow morning by 11 a.m. for a safety meeting. To much to close together for me to handle.

happy2bme
09-20-2007, 04:55 PM
If you can't stomach the prunes - sliced pears work well too. Chill them and give them a sprinkle of cinnamon for a nice treat.

Shad
09-20-2007, 08:00 PM
Morning all,
Happy, your little aig is glowing with rich golden yolk.

Shad
09-20-2007, 08:27 PM
Okay, I feel much better today and thank you for all the suggestions a la prunes and pears. Actually I quite like prunes and eat them regularly. I think the problems are simply me putting too much pressure on myself to perform. And as if that wasn't enough, I pressure myself because others are not performing properly. Time to calm down and smell the roses - which because it is spring are starting to bloom on Parliament Hill. Speaking of Spring - we have had 2 fine days in a row (no rain) and it looks like another perfect morning coming up. Okay so having put the kaibosh on the weather, what else should I go stuff up?

Happy - That aigcup makes Mels little bag with the hounddog *** sticking out look a little less tacky - but not quite in the same league as the gates fireplace or the gates book ends or the wall and gates that didn't seem to have a purpose. Not a lot will beat that Christmas ornament though or the clock with the pendulum legs.
Seasons never used to worry me in the tropical north - however when you think about it, they don't really have seasons. It's either hot and wet and sticky, or warm and delightful. Here they have the lot and often all in one day.
As for the pile versus file. I'm a bit of both and bloody lax on both of them. But what annoys me most is searching for the bit of paper I KNEW I put just there (and put bits on/ over/ in front of/ behind (cross out that not applicable) and can't find it. I go through the pile/ file again. I go through the pile/ file again. Swear mightily and go put on another load of washing or whatever and return to find the piece of paper has miraculously manifested itself on the top of the pile. Where it had been before is a total mystery. I'm becoming sure I need the lease on the room next door to my Mothers in the Home.

Mel I don't get anything about Maxine - half the time I don't seem to see any attachments these days. Maybe the company firewall is blocking them out no tickers, no graphics. So what has Maxine been throwing in the air - laigs?? Mind you I did get Elvis' aigcups. Even the powers that be can't keep a good Elvis aigcup invisible.
Thanks for the vibes and tonic. I think there is just too much on my plate at the moment to worry about the challenge. It doesn't mean that I will go out and eat a huge bowl of spaghetti bolognaise chased down by good NZ Toppa icecream. It just means that I won't put pressure on myself to get up, get exercised, get to work, get to the shops, get the team sorted, do some more exercise etc.etc.etc. I'll just concentrate on smaller meals, and taking my fluid tablets. Something that if I don't do, weightgain will be guaranteed and I can carry up to 5Kg of water/ fluid in this body so I have found previously.
My team finish first!! :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: That I have to live to see. The absolute miracle will be if any of us get finished in time.

Holly - the countdown has begun. You will get to meet The good witch Ruthxxx and the stately Hershey, and be run over by the irrepressible Lucy. I'm sure you will have a grand time. If you let Lucy take you for a run, you WILL lose weight.

Rennie - Now I am really wondering what we are talking about with Maxine. They aren't very high??? The mind boggles.

Okay, I had better go get ready for my team meeting this morning. I'm practising cracking the stock whip. (Not sure if anyone else other than the Aussies understand that crack - they have competitions here for cracking the whip). Since they haven't achieved objectives yet again - no dinner for them. I'll have to have a word or two.

See ya

Shy Moment
09-20-2007, 09:46 PM
Shad
lol Maxine is saying she loves leprechauns because you can kick them in the butt easily. They aren't very tall you don't have to raise your foot very high. My husband tells me not to laugh. The leprechauns say the same thing about me. They don't have to lift their foot very high to kick me in the butt.

Shad
09-21-2007, 03:42 AM
Hey, I can see that one. I could have several teeshirts made of cat hair, the cat loses so much. I could have a black one, a ginger one, a white one, a tortoise shell one etc.

Better go sort out the masses yet again.

happy2bme
09-21-2007, 09:06 AM
I want to see Mel's bag. Now you have me curious...

Gotta run. I'm going to actually try and get to work early. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Of course getting there early means I won't have to stay there until it's almost dark out.

MELODY525
09-21-2007, 10:17 AM
HAPPY~ THE LITTLE ELVIS SHOPPING BAG WITH THE STUFFED HOUD DOG STICKING HIS HEAD....NOT HIS BUTT....OUT OF A HOLE IN THE FRONT!!! RIGHT NOW IT IS NEXT DOOR. MARY'S GRANDDAUGHTER IS SLEEPING WITH IT THIS WEEK. :cloud9: SHE IS A PETITE ELVIS FAN.

SHAD I AM GLAD THAT YOU ARE GETTING THINGS INTO PERSPECTIVE. IT'S JUST ALL A BIT MUCH AND BECAME A MUCCLE. NOW YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK I WILL LEAVE YOU TO IT AND NOT USE THE PROD....I WAS CHARGING IT UP FOR JIC!! :rofl:
:cheer: ROOTING ON YOUR TEAM:cheer:
PS~ I THOUGHT YOU MEANT 9/26 AND NOW I SEE MY NOTE SAYS 10/26 FOR GOING HOME! :faint: JEN POINTED OUT THE ERROR OF MY WAYS WHEN SHE READ MY POST-IT AND SAYS HELLO!!! I GAVE HER YOUR MESSAGE AND SAYS YOU ARE TOO KIND. I SAY YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE WITH HER....BUT THEN SHE SAYS THAT ABOUT ME. SINCE WE LAST MAILED...MY PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN SOLVED. :dance: SENDING MANY :hug:

RENNIE~ YOU AND ME BOTH...5' 2 1/2" 0VER HERE :lol3: I LOOK TALL IN THE CHAIR CAUSE I HAVE A LONGER TORSO THAN LEGS!!! BUT AN ELF COULD KICK MY BUTT!!!

CEEJAY~ I WAS CAREFUL WITH THE PAPERWORK AND DID IT IN INCREMENTS. HOPE YOUR FUMELESS MOWER IS A JOY TO YOUR LUNGS!!!

I AM RUNNING OUT THE DOOR. WEATHER IS GOOD BUT HUMIDITY NIS ON IT'S WAY SO I WANT TO GET OUT EARLY. WAVING A HAND AT ALL THE CHICKS :wave:
HAPPY FRIDAY AND HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!:moped:

:wave: MADCAT..MEADOW..NAE..RUTH..PAINTER..HOLLY..SUZI..T IG..TEAL..LINUS..AND MISS CARLA I AM SENDING YOU :hug: AND :love:

Shy Moment
09-21-2007, 11:06 AM
MELODY
Oh, you are one of those tall people stop complaining lol. I will be 5 foot someday lol. I have long legs and a short torso that is how I can reach the leprechauns bums lol.

Ceeja
I got an electric mower years ago to help with the trimming around the sliding doors and the patio. Yard is just a bit to big to try to mow it with one of those things. Heck, would have to have miles of extension cord lol.

Shad
Have you ever noticed the darn things never run out of hair. My gosh Winkie sheds so much you would think he should be bald by now and it never looks like he has lost a single hair.

My daughter should get the Elvis lover of the year award. Has loved the man, I swear, since the day she was born. " Mom Elvis didn't die, he just went home. " lol

ceejay52
09-21-2007, 04:48 PM
Mel--I must of missed the post about the hound dog. You and I used to be the same height. I'm now 5'2" due to the osteoporosis. But I can still kick a little high.

The Gaither concert was great last night.

Suzi hasn't been here for awhile.

Hello to Reenie, Happy, Shad, Madcat, Meadow, RoseBlush, and PainterWoman.

happy2bme
09-21-2007, 07:46 PM
wow Ceejay - I don't know why but I had the impression that you were a "long drink of water" - I imagined you at 5 foot 10 or something. Maybe Ceejay is just a tall sounding name :lol:

Guess we do have a bunch of shorties here. That's ok. We're petite. Wouldn't have it any other way. Get to meet new friends at the grocery store - 'scuse me mister - could you please reach that cereal/jar/can/bottle off the top shelf for me please? Another advantage of being short is I can lurk around the office - no one can see me passing through the partitions so I can sneak up on people :rofl:

happy2bme
09-21-2007, 07:50 PM
Joke Time - read these aloud

How do you catch a unique rabbit?
Unique Up On It.

How Do You Catch A Tame Rabbit?
Tame Way, Unique Up On It.

How Do Crazy People Go Through The Forest?
They Take The Psycho Path.

What Do Fish Say When They Hit A Concrete Wall?
Dam!

What Do Eskimos Get From Sitting On The Ice Too Long?
Polaroids

What Do You Call A Boomerang That Doesn't Work?
A Stick.

What Do You Call Cheese That Isn't Yours?
Nacho Cheese.

What Do You Call Santa's Helpers?
Subordinate Clauses.

What Do You Call Four Bullfighters In Quicksand?
Quatro Sinko.

What Do You Get From A Pampered Cow?
Spoiled Milk.

What Do You Get When You Cross A Snowman With AVampire?
Frostbite.

What Lies At The Bottom Of The Ocean and Twitches?
A Nervous Wreck.

Where Do You Find A Dog With No Legs?
Right Where You Left Him.

What Kind Of Coffee Was Served On The Titanic?
Sanka.


Why Did Pilgrims' Pants Always Fall Down?
Because They Wore Their Belt Buckle On Their Hats.

What's the difference between a bad Golfer? And a bad Skydiver?
A Bad Golfer Goes, Whack! "Dang!" A Bad Skydiver Goes "Dang!" Whack!

What Do You Call Skydiving Lawyers?
Skeet.

What Goes Clop, Clop, Clop, Bang, Bang, Clop, Clop, Clop?
An Amish Drive-By Shooting

ceejay52
09-21-2007, 08:31 PM
These are cute Happy. Thanks for the laugh. I'm almost glad I didn't show up at your house when Shad was there. You would have thought I was the wrong person. he he My uncle told me the first joke last week. my favorite on is the last one. I'll need to watch that the next trip I take to Springfield. I go through Amish country.

Meadow
09-21-2007, 08:39 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/Skylarkca/firefighter.jpg
Keep your eyes open Toronto ladies, this fellow is one of yours ;)

I've been reading but talking in my head and not posting, whoopsies:o

Welcome Rennie :wave: I've never ironed a sheet and I don't own an ironing board. I think the iron I had was used by my husband to put some wood trim on something and is covered in glue. My laundry is sitting in three baskets waiting to be put away since Wednesday, so you can see me and my family are very wrinkled and rumply :yes:

Mel-the pic above is to help you start your weekend :D How are you doing with this foul weather? I've had to put the heat on here, rainy days, fall starts on Sunday. Looking forward to the leaves changing.

Happy-loved the jokes, unique up on them :P lol MMM, sliced pears sound yummy. I want pears now! The neighbours gave me some apple/pear sauce they made, I think I'll put some in the blender with a bit of ice and or maybe frozen strawberries. Scooby doo just sounded in my head, must be hungry :p :drool:

Ceejay-are you singing after your concert? Glad you had a nice evening out. Did you go to the safety meeting? You sound like the challenge is working well for you. I'm still doing fine with my exercise, averaging three times a week. The food choices are not too bad also :broc: yeah!

Shad-how goes the overseeing of the young whips? Are they bowing to your higher authority or giving you the gears? I would love to have your power! :carrot: Your marinated recipe gave me the push to do some ginger beef and broccoli for dinner with brown basmati rice. Thank you, I would never have gotten there without your twigging my brain ;)

Ruth-quilting sounds like fun. I just crocheted a caterpillar for my daughter. Hugs to you and Lucy and Hershey. Glad Lucy is being her irrasible self :D

Holly-turkeys are on sale right now, gobble, gobble. Hope you and the kids are keeping your good energy and hubby is still smiling while he lends a hand.

PainterWoman-what colours have you mixed up? I was playing with my paintshop program and created a fuzzy chrysanthemum in a vase, that I printed and framed. Messed with the light on it and it turned out okay. Hope your creative spirit is soaring.

Carla-:wave: Tickles to the kitties. I hope you are feeling positive and smiling at the cloud formations out your window.

Hello all you chicks of the world, you splendid fluffy yellow wonders!

Hollyhock
09-21-2007, 10:58 PM
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f153/peacefulgoddess/Photo12.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f153/peacefulgoddess/Photo13.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f153/peacefulgoddess/Photo14.jpg

My Baby Girl will be age 7 at 8:01 am Sept 22. Cant even begin to describe how much i love my little girl.

Shy Moment
09-21-2007, 11:34 PM
Very cute little girl and what a wonderfull age.

Shad
09-22-2007, 12:30 AM
And she's not like her mother is she - NOT MUCH! Nice photos Holly.

Well here I am at work again despit vowing I need not come in this weekend. Some twits got together in a meeting yesterday and decided that the workflow of events on one of my courses was to be updated. Well thank you very much. It won't take much to change. Won't it? Would you like to do it then? It's only 2 Quick Reference Guides (QRG's) to be changed. My South African co-worker, who was in on the meeting (I was even invited) said that it shouldn't take long to do the two guides. No I said it won't, but the ripple effect will. What ripple effect she said. Those two QRG's are referenced through out the entire course and a few other courses as well. It's the ripple effect that will take the time. So thank you, there goes my weekend.
I now have to go through every document we have written looking for the references to these two. I am so pleased. I could say I am so pleased I feel like chucking something through the nearest window.

The only one of us who has any height at all is Carla. She tells me she feels like a giant among us. But that's okay, we need someone with lofty visions. I hope she comes back soon.

Great jokes Happy. Started my office day off well. Now I can get started with a smile instead of a grimace.
Don't you remember the little plastic coated bag with the dog sticking out of it. I thought it was the butt but Mel says it is the head. The other side from the head is a picture of Elvis with a big Hound dog. I put your key ring in it to take to Mel.

Meadow - Ginger beef sounds so nice. The pics not bad either. Unfortunately I'm not in TO anymore. Madcat will have to go looking. Mind you she has her own cutie so she may not see much else.

Have a poem here. Actually it came with pictures, but I can't reduce the pics to put them on here. So I'll rejig the poetry. Back in a minute with the masterpiece.

I may never see tomorrow
Theres no written guarantee
And things that happened yesterday belong to history.

I cannot predict the future
I cannot change the past
I have just the present moment
I must treat it as my last.

I must use this moment wisely
For soon it will pass away
And be lost to me forever
As part of yesterday

I must exercise compassion
Help the fallen to their feet
Be a friend to the friendless
Make an empty life complete

The unkind things I do today
May never be undone
Any friendships that I fail to win
May nevermore be won

I may not have another chance
On bended knee to pray
And I thank god with humble heart
For giving me this day.


Have a nice day. And don't spend it in the office - it's Friday - get out there and embrace your weekend

MELODY525
09-22-2007, 09:05 AM
I AM "EMBRACING MY WEEKEND" MISS SHAD WITH MULTI SMOKE ALARMS! :flame: SOME OF THESE PEOPLE ARE DETERMINED TO TRY AND ALIGHT THIS BLDG!! :lol3: SO SORRY THIS HAS TURNED INTO A WORKING WEEKEND. DON'T CHUCK THE PC OUT THE WINDOW OR YOU'LL NEVER GET DONE!! HOW NICE OF THEM TO FIND EVEN MORE WORK FOR YOU. IS ANYONE ELSE THERE THAT IS HELPING....OR DOES THIS LOVELY PACKAGE BELONG JUST TO YOU :gift: SENDING :hug: TO SEE YOU THRU!

MEADOW~ WHAT A LOVELY SURPRISE AND HOW NICE OF YOU TO BRING A FRIEND!! ANS SUCH A BIG BOY AT THAT....EVEN I CAN SEE IT! :rofl: HE IS A KEEPER. SO...YOU HAVE BEEN TALKING TO US IN YOUR HEAD? I THINK I HEARD YOU ONCE OR TWICE!!! :lol3: WE ARE THE RUMPLY FAMILY TOO. EVEN JEN IS GIVING UP THE IRON! WE HAD THE HEAT ON FOR A FEW DAYS ON LOW AND NOW I AM BACK TO THE A/C IN THE AFTERNOONS AND NIGHT....WE'RE HAVING A HEAT WAVE...LA LA :beach: STAY WARM MY NORTHERN FRIEND!!

CEEJAY~ FOR SOME REASON A LONG TIME AGO, I THOUGHT YOU WERE TALL ALSO UNTIL WE SPOKE OF HEIGHT. I THINK IT MIGHT EVEN HAVE BEEN IN THE JOURNALS SO MANY EONS AGO! LOL WE ARE THE PETITECHICKLETTES! :belly:

HOLLY~ A HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISH FOR YOUR DEAR DAUGHTER ONE MORE MINUTE TO GO. :hb: OK IT IS NOW OFFICIALLY HER BIRTHDAY!! CLOCK JUST TURNED!!! :dance: HOPE SHE HAS A GREAT DAY!!

RENNIE~ FUNNY HOW KIDS JUST LOVE ELVIS. I HAVE FOUND A BUNCH OF THEM...GUESS ELVIS WILL NEVER DIE! I SENT MAXINE TO SHAD CAUSE I WAS AFRAID SHE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO SEE IT AT WORK. I AM STILL LAUGHING OVER THE "MAN" ONE!!!:rofl:

AFTER BRAGGING...ONE EYE IS THE PITS TODAY. MAYBE CAUSE I WENT OUT AND ALSO THE ROOFERS USED A GLUE/SEALANT THAT STUNK UP THE ENTIRE BLDG!! :tantrum: OTHER THAN THAT ALL IS WELL. WEIGH IN THIS AM WAS THE SAME 184.5. SEEMS TO BE THE MAGIC NUMBER FOR ME! :lol3: NOTHING ELSE NEW. GOING TO REST THE EYE. ACCOUNTANTS ARE ARRIVING TOMORROW. GUESS SUNDAY IS NOT THE SABBATH TO THESE "FOREIGNERS". :lol3:
HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY AND ENJOY THE CRAP OUT OF THE WEEKEND! :moped:

MELODY525
09-22-2007, 09:08 AM
SHAD ~ IF CARLA IS THE TALLEST, THEN SHE CAN BE THE HEAD LOOKOUT ON THE "MANOR" MOUND!! NOW WHAT IS THE NAME OF THOSE DANG ANIMALS THAT STAND UP.....IT JUST FLEW OUT OF MY MIND....WELL ANYWAY........... :scooter:

Ruthxxx
09-22-2007, 10:00 AM
Quickie again! You chickies are nutso! I'll never get caught up!

Love the fireman, Meadow. I can be in Tranna in 3.5 hours but think I'll skip the drive. Happy BD to Heather, the wee princess. What a cutie! Yes, Carla is tall but a gentle giant. I love meeting 3FC friends IRL and hope to meet all of you someday. I must list who/whom I've met! (It's whom but who sounds better, right? I'm too obsessive! Just slap me. )

Dashing through as usual today. Lucy does a weigh-in and prescription renewal at the local vet this morning. Then we will go to visit Harry and take him his weekend beer which he seems to enjoy. He has a pretty flat affect but beer gets a spark as do the dogs. I sometimes think they should just have little casks and I could just send them to visit in a cab - if we had cabs. After that, the afternoon is mine! I'll be making my real-food dogfood which I've run out of. I might even get to do some painting or cutting for my quilt project.

Loud woofings from the yard....I may have company and I'm still in my robe! :yikes: Maybe it's that fireman!

Roseblush
09-22-2007, 10:03 AM
Hello, I thought the girl from the Wilderness should check in and howdy! My heart skipped a beat this morning after letting out my dogs, I soon heard a coyote yipping very close by and was so scared Toby would go after it. The little girl Teeka came right in and soon Toby returned to the house. I grabbed my.22 and loaded it with the first bullets I could find....just bird shot for my flickers and fired a few the coyote immediately shut up and hopefully ran. I do hope there is not a kill some place close to the house they are taking care of. I do not want to lose another dog to predators. So you can just call me Annie Oakley this morning, so much for sleeping in!!!!!!

I am back from my trip to Minnapolis and it was so much fun. Minnapolis is a great city and very livable I decided. Now I have to my picture board and get my speech ready. Trying not let that thought scare me toooooo much!!!!!!!

SO nice to see everyone here and see some new faces too. I can hardly keep up with all of you when I take off for a while. The fire restrictions are off right now and fall is cooling everything off. I do love this time of year.

Take care everyone and many Blessings!
Peace,
Nae

Shy Moment
09-22-2007, 11:56 AM
Here is my little addition for the morning

happy2bme
09-22-2007, 12:09 PM
'morning ladies,

The weekend's here :yay: Well I guess it is for some of us. Sorry to hear you have to work Shad. Ugh. That seems to be the nature of the industry - someone makes a snap decision without forethought and everyone else has to scramble to make it happen. I hope you won't have to give up your entire weekend. :(

After stressing out and chasing my tail for the last 2 weeks, my new goal is to get in front of the tsunami instead of being caught rolling in the undertow. Since it's the weekend, I will start with the house. And if I have time I will dig into the pile of papers I brought with me from work.

A friend asked us if we wanted to meet them in Las Vegas for a long weekend just after Christmas. We haven't been to Vegas in over 4 years. It will be a good incentive for me to step up the weight loss efforts - both to look better going home for Christmas as well as sitting comfortably on the plane for the long ride west.

I am motivated. Slap me - HARD if I drift off again. Thank you.

Poor Mel. I'm not sure moving you out to the country would help those peepers but we have to get you away from the big city and to a smaller, less messy area without all the pollutants and irritants. I tried to talk DH into moving to Rhode Island but that fell through. Would have been closer to you for a visit. Do whatever you need to in order to be comfortable. :hug:

Coffee cup is empty which means it's time to start cleaning. Have a good weekend chicks - whatever your plans bring you.

ceejay52
09-22-2007, 05:43 PM
Holly-You have a beautiful and precious daughter.

Nae- :yikes: a coyote near by. It's a good thing you keep the .22 rifle handy.

Meadow--Thanks for the picture of the hunky fireman. Yes, I enjoyed the concert.

Mel--I'd invite you down here but right now the farmers are harvesting their crops and the golden rod is in full bloom. I've been eating allergy medicine. So far I've not been to the doctor for a shot.

Happy--You can stay motivated now that you have something to look forward to. I am planning on a new goal of 172 by Thanksgiving. Weighed in this morning at 181.4.

Ruth-Enjoy your visit with Harry.

Slept till ten oclock this morning and have a headache as a result. Went to the furniture store to see if they had the coffee table that went with my end tables. She is going to order it. I may not be able to get the single chair to the sofa, but she's going to try. I can still make it work.

I need to get up and start cleaning the house. I just don't want to.

MELODY525
09-23-2007, 09:12 AM
ANNIE OAKLEY NAE~ OM G I WOULD HAVE BLASTED IT WITH EVERYTHING I HAD TO SAVE MY "FAMILY"!!:yikes: HOPE HE FINDS ANOTHER PLACE TO GO FOOD SHOPPING!! YIKES!!! GLAD THE TRIP WENT WELL AND HOPE YOU GOT SOME REST. HOPE TOO THE BOYS ARE FINE.:hug: GOOD TO SEE YOUR FACE!

RUTH~ NEVER WORRY ABOUT CATCHING UP. WE KNOW YOU ARE A BUSY GAL ON THE BOARDS AND IN REAL LIFE :rofl: I HAD A GOOD LAUGH AT THE CASKS FOR THE DOGGIES....GOOD IDEA!!!

RENNIE~ STILL LAUGHING AT MAXINE THIS MORNING!
HOPE TOO THAT ALL IS WELL IN YOIUR NECK OF THE WOOODS!

HAPPY~ I DO HOPE YOU GET A GRIP ON THE TSUNAMI!! WRANGLE THAT SUCKER AND STOP IT IN IT'S TRACKS!! THEN GET SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND LAS VEGAS!!!!!!!!! ELVIS WAS A GREAT SHOW THERE TOO THEY SAY!!! ROFLMAO AND THEY EVEN SERVE AIGS!!:rofl: :rofl:

NOW I NEED TO GO TO THE NEXT PAGE AND SEE WHO IS THERE. COULDN'T GET IT TO LOAD THE FIRST TIME SO I WILL TRY IT NOW..............

MELODY525
09-23-2007, 09:19 AM
I SEE IT'S CEEJAY HERE...GOOD THAT YOU CAN GET THE TABLE AND I'LL KEEP MY FINGERS CROSSED FOR THE CHAIR. NOW GET UP AND CLEAN THAT HOUSE YOU LAZY WENCH! :rofl: :rofl: HOPE THE HEAD FEELS BETTER TODAY!

:cofdate: GOOD SUNDAY MORNING! MY SUNDAY WILL BE A BIT OF WORKING. THE ACCOUNTANT IS DUE AT 9. BUT I THINK HE'LL NOT BE NEEDING ME EXCEPT TO LOCK UP WHEN HE LEAVES. THIS GUY JUST WORKS TILL HE'S DONE, CALLS ME AND LEAVES. :dance:
EYES ARE BETTER AGAIN. THE GLUE SMELL HAS GONE SO I AM A HAPPY CAMPER TODAY! VERY HUMID ALREADY...ALMOST 70%. I THOUGHT THE RAIN WE GOT YESTERDAY WOULD TAKE CARE OF IT BUT NOOOOOO.
I BETTER GET SOME CLOTHES ON AND GET MY BUTT COVERED AND MOVING!! :belly: :moped:
HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY!

Shy Moment
09-23-2007, 11:54 AM
Things are good. Usual stuff around here today. Nothing special. Except want to get the few things done I have to get done so we can sit and watch a movie together.

Ruthxxx
09-23-2007, 12:39 PM
Skipped Church this morning because dear Lucy seems to be checking out.

It's very strange because she was fine yesterday although restless last night. This morning she's not eating, breathing very heavily and is listless. My Church friends came in to visit and she did manage a polite wag for each of them but that's it. She doesn't seem in pain but just wants to lie on her bed. I am afraid this is "it" and am hoping she just falls asleep and departs on her own. Otherwise, I'll make the hard decision and call the vet.

Dammit I love that dog! I didn't know I could cry so much!

Madcat
09-23-2007, 12:41 PM
Oh Ruth :Hug: I'm sorry.

Roseblush
09-23-2007, 01:17 PM
Dear Ruth, Prayers and thoughts for you and Lucy. Our hearts and souls are never the same when we have been touched by a wonderful pet and companion. May Peace come for both of you during this time.
Thinking of you,
Nae

Shy Moment
09-23-2007, 02:20 PM
Ruth
I am so sorry. We are in the same situation with Pepper. Vet says it could be days or it could be a couple of years. 12 years old for a Lab is old. I feel for you and hope you enjoy what little time you have left with her. Will pray for you.

happy2bme
09-23-2007, 03:46 PM
Oh Ruth :cry: tears for you and sweet Lucy. :hug:

carla49
09-23-2007, 04:56 PM
Ruth, I'm so sorry to hear the sad news. :cry: I'll be thinking of you both and hoping for a peaceful transition. :hug::hug::hug:

ceejay52
09-23-2007, 06:00 PM
Ruth-This is sad. I know you love her dearly. Hope she goes in peace. ((((hugs))))

It's been a very quite day at work and have gotten a bunch of things done.

The only news is that I thought I wasbeginning to take this weight loss more seriously. However, I've just had 2 moon pies. sigh!!!!!

I had a morning visitor. My friend from the waste water lab is concerned about the lime machine. That's more than my boss would do. I think there is a fued going on between them. I'm picking up bits and pieces.

All have a quite Sunday's rest.

Shad
09-23-2007, 08:32 PM
Morning all,
Wet and windy here in Perth but at least it is not too cold. Saturday was not a long work day - but I am going to charge them as such. I was sitting here writing out a list of things I could see would have to be changed and then started making some of the changes. Then I suddenly thought that I have had no official notification of this from my project team. Maybe I need to stop and think about it a bit more. So I fired off the odd email for clarification and went home.
It was a wonderful weekend weatherwise. Yesterday was nice as well so I took a book out onto the wee balcony and sat in the sun for a time, then watched a bit of mindless tv and did some cooking for lunches this week. I sound like LindaT. I also bought a bottle of bubbly for watching footy with. So although a bit tired (footy is not on at sociable hours), I've had a good quiet relaxing weekend.

Rennie: I see Maxine is at her cynical best again.

Happy - good motivation - a bit of a holiday and a long plane ride. We'll :kickbutt: as necessary - no worries.

Rose: Nice to see you back with us. Glad you enjoyed your trip away. Picture board?? Speech?? did I miss something somewhere.

Ruth - so are you going to switch from Portuguese Water Dogs to St Bernards at a future time? Can't see one of them doing the Lucy dash up the stairs.

Mel - I think you mean the Meerkats. Cute little animals always on the look out for each other.
Poor wee eye. Rest up and come back better. Gotta wonder what the glue will do to the health of the workers up there on the roof.

We are in the last week of September - where are we going for October? Took a squiz at the map and the only O that comes up is OMAN in the middle east. Not sure I want to go there. Maybe we should just join in Oktoberfest in Germany - or be Oriental. Or go to Oslo. Anywhere but bloody Perth.

Hollyhock
09-23-2007, 11:04 PM
(((((Ruth)))))))

I am feeling completely depleted .... so I tossed in one more load of wash. It simply has to be done. The kids did put away their own belongings in the living room and are now tucked into bed. I will watch the first Cold Case of the season.The Avon appts went well. My Grandma was very weak today. I had to help her walk and to eat.She is not much bigger than DS right now.She has aged rapidly in the last 2 months.I felt so sad when I left. I love her so much.
I went for groceries on the way home.Got those put away, did some spelling with the kids. The hubby continues to be supportive.
Went to a great wedding last night.DD has had a wonderful Bday.
I have quite simply had too many short nights and very long days for 4 weeks straight. Good days but I am crashing hard today.
I should get 7.5 hours of sleep tonight.I will have 2.5 hours in the morning before work to clean house, do some biz stuff and make supper.

HUGS!!!

Shad
09-23-2007, 11:38 PM
Oh Ruth - I didn't see this when I was on before. I'm so sad and sorry. I'm hoping for peace for both of you.

Love to you both.

happy2bme
09-23-2007, 11:47 PM
How about "OMG - it's OCTOBER already" :yikes:

You're right Shad - certainly are limited on the O countries. Lotsa O cities.

Can't believe how the year is racing by.

I love the word squiz. I vote you teach us some new words. I'm always looking for something unique for my next password. You might just be the one to help me along ;)

First day of autumn here - does that make it the first day of spring by you?

Ceejay - they STILL make Moon Pies? Wow. If you come across a "Chunky" candy bar, let me know. :D Actually I'd prefer a Clark Bar.

Sorry to hear about your grandmother Holly. They seem to hit speedbumps and all of a sudden the health take a big leap downwards. Hope she finds her spunk again.

Interesting article in Reader's Digest about lack of sleep. Apparently lack of it makes too much of the chemical that makes us hungry and not enough of the one that tells us we are full. I know it had to have more to do with gaining weight then just night eating.

So all you chicks GET TO BED! :yes: :yes: :yes: Don't worry - while you are asleep the good fairy will come and finish all your chores. :D

Shad
09-24-2007, 12:54 AM
I thought I taught you most of them when I was over there - such as 'tinge of green' in the traffic lights etc.

For my passwords - they are not too original. I use people, cats, dogs and add the age and species - eg. Shad15dog and when I update them, I simply change the age. Poor dog has moved years once a month for ages and ages. So has the cat. Me, my age doesn't change. I am ageless. But the kids grow up fast. All else fails and the system can't log me on because the password is in the dictionary or has been used somewhere in the last five passwords, I launch into Maori and the dog becomes a curi, and I change gender from wahine to tane etc.etc.etc.

Carla is lurking - I was wondering! Her avatar maintains she is no giant.

happy2bme
09-24-2007, 01:44 AM
Good catch Shad. I tip my hat of ingenuity to you again Carla :rofl:

I keep forgetting to check out the signatures and avatars.

After losing my post and getting hung up yet again, I finally signed up for the ad free forum here. So far it seems to be making a difference. $15 well spent. I don't mind supporting this website anyway - even if I did have to look at the ads. It's been great for us and I can't believe there's so much here for FREE.

Ok, I'm off to bed. Tinge of green was good Shad but I like the sound of squiz. Surely it has friends. :D

Shad
09-24-2007, 06:02 AM
squiz
physog
gander
kark it
bit of a dag
boohai (pronounced boo-eye)
chilly bin
chunder
cockie
crash hot
Eketahuna
get off the grass

How many do you need/ want.
Try this http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~sarah/content/slang.html
These are all fairly common bits of lingo - full of fascinating traps for the unwary, eh cuz!

Shad
09-24-2007, 06:12 AM
Spring - that was supposedly 1st September. But really it should start with the equinox. Haven't really caught up with it yet.

MELODY525
09-24-2007, 08:53 AM
A FLY BY POST: MY FRIENDS MOM IS IN THE HOSPITAL AND IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD BUT THEN SHE HAS REBOUNDED MASNY TIMES BEFORE. GOING TO THE OFFICE TODAY. HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:

RUTH~ WHAT WORDS CAN I SAY. I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR THE NEWS AND SENDING MY LOVE AND HUGS. I AM JUST SORRY YOU'RE ALONE. :hug:

HOLLY~ SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT GRANDMOTHER, SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS HER WAY!

:wave: A FAST WAVE TO EVERYONE ELSE. I AM ON THE RUN. SHOULD BE A QUIET DAY THOUGH. THE ACCOUNTANT IS NOT COMING BACK TODAY. :dance:

Ruthxxx
09-24-2007, 09:06 AM
Thanks, Melody. I am not alone. My friend Claire is here and is going to be with me when we go to the vet. Lucy is very sick, sad and still and is giving me the "Help me" look so it's time. We are just waiting for the vet to call and give us an appointment.

And I am not changing my avatar - Lucy will live on beside Hershey just like Shad's Shad.

For the first time in years, I'm not wearing mascara!

Hollyhock
09-24-2007, 09:38 AM
ONTARIO, Canada- a gorgeous province in the fall.

((((Ruth))))

ceejay52
09-24-2007, 11:43 AM
Ruth-Friends are nice to have around during this time of tradgedy. You still have Hershey. ((((hugs)))))

Mel-Don't work to hard in the office today. Did the accountant get through?

Happy--I've not had any trouble since I've been ad free. I didn't mind paying for this web sight. The sisters have done alot and they deserve to be paid. It's not much.

Shad--I use the name of my sister's pets since I don't have any for my password.

It's been a busy morning. It's time to get back to work.

Hello to the rest of the group. :wave:

Shad
09-24-2007, 08:43 PM
Morena,
And a big gentle hug for Ruth and Hershey who are in my thoughts today.

Mind you, this cyber scotch at 7.30 in the morning is a bit over the top!!! But at least there are no calories in it!

Mel - take it easy in the office okay. There is no need to do everything in sight all at once, eyes are precious. Hope the friends mum is okay or that whatever needs to be done gets to be done.

Ruth - It has taken me this many years (4) to even think about changing the avatar. It takes time to heal and there are lots of things which we should not change just because Lucy is physically not there. Here's a wee poem for you with thanks to Jan Cooper

HEAVEN'S DOGGY-DOOR
My best friend closed her eyes last night,
As her head was in my hand.
The Doctors said she was in pain,
And it was hard for her to stand.


The thoughts that scurried through my head,
As I cradled her in my arms.
Were of her younger, puppy years,
And OH...her many charms.


Today, there was no gentle nudge
With an intense "I love you gaze",
Only a heart thats filled with tears
Remembering our joy filled days.


But an Angel just appeared to me,
And he said, "You should cry no more,
GOD also loves our canine friends,
HE's installed a 'doggy-door"!

Mel - the argghh was as you so rightly surmised for work. There is more noise and trouble coming. I'm up to my ears with it and something has to give. And I had better calm down before I make some very rude noises around here. My temper is a slow but terrible thing.

Ceejay - pets are really good for passwords. They don't mind you using their names either.

Holly - Wish I was there to see the Autumn colours. I was up in Japan a couple of years back and the colours were so fantastic - just incredible. Whole hillsides coloured orange and brown and yellow and red with a bit of snow peaking out the top. I don't think I will ever forget the beauty of Shira Kawa Go - although I might forget how to spell the name of the place.

Right - a quick gander at the journals and I'd better go do some work.

:grouphug:

Shy Moment
09-24-2007, 10:36 PM
Thought I would stop in and say hello. Hope everyone is doing well. Still can't kick this cold. Going to sit here and do laundry tonight so I will be checking the new posts.

happy2bme
09-25-2007, 02:42 AM
Hope you feel better Rennie. Take some vitamin C followed by a nice cup of tea as many of the ladies would recommend here.

Shad - that was a wonderful poem. Thank you for sharing it. You sound kind of stressed out lady. We have to find you a new job. Tour guide at the Grand Canyon so you can be near your buddy out west. Tour guide at Graceland BUT you are NOT ALLOWED to criticize the items in the gift shop. :lol: Since people here can no longer seem to stay in their lane or one their side of the road, perhaps we can get you a job driving a bus. So what if occasionally you forget which side of the road you should be on, no one will notice and eventually you'll catch on. :bike: We can get jobs passing out wine samples at the liquour store. :cheers: We can chase all the bratty, ill-behaved kids out of the butterfly tent at the zoo (except that's a volunteer only job and the tent will be closing for the season in a few weeks). You like caves. Alot more than me :hyper: :yikes: We have lots of caves. You could be a cave tour guide. Do you see a pattern of tour guide jobs here? That's because 1) you have a neat accent 2) you are used to herding the masses about and 3) you get along pretty well with people. We'll give Mel a whip or a rolled up newspaper or just a good old fashioned :rollpin: and she can keep the stragglers and mis-behavers in line. I daresay tho that the pollen down here may get to her so we might have to relocate to the desert. Thank you for a whole new list of words I can pepper my conversation with :blah: :?: :gossip: :chin: :dunno:

Ceejay - I'm so glad you suggested the ad-free option. It really is MUCH better navigating around here. I don't get stuck like I used to. Except where I peek at the journals where ad-free doesn't apply. Did you have any luck finding the rest of the furniture you were looking for?

Holly - I was thinking Ontario too. I'll bet it's just breathtaking in the fall. I think you posted some pictures last year. Ontario in October suits me. Did DD have a good birthday?

Ruth - I know this has been a very difficult day. Our hearts are with you in your grief. Give Hershey some extra hugs, I'm sure she will wonder what's going on too and get some rest for yourself. :grouphug:

Mel - hope your friend's Mom pulls through ok. Don't fly by so fast - you got my hair all ruffled and it took 35 minutes of blowdrying to make it look like I have more than 12 hairs on my head :rofl:

:hug: to Madcat, Carla, Meadow, Painter, Nae and forgive me if I left someone off but it's really late and my brain is shutting down. Good night all.

Ruthxxx
09-25-2007, 05:49 AM
Good morning, Sweet Worldly Chicks. I feel so comforted and cherished from all your messages of sympathy. I am sad about my darling but also feel a lot of relief as she definitely was ready to go. It was a graceful and peaceful exit. Shad's poem made me puddle up again but I'm really OK now.

I had a really early wake-up today - 2 PM, finished my book and finally gave up and got up. I suspect a booze bounce. It's all Shad's fault. She called me last night as I was finishing my pre-dinner Scotch (it was that kind of day!) and suggested I have another for her. Of course I did to be polite! Hershey and I dozed on the couch through some sort of TV thing and finally went to bed around nine.

Hershey slept with me last night - she's a bed hog. She's mourning Lucy, I know. When Libby went, Hershey went through this and Lucy was her puppy so... she'll be getting lots of extra attention, affection NOT food.

Fall on Ontario is gorgeous. The area I'm in is part of the pre-Cambrian Shield and we have tremendous fall colour. Right now there are tinges of red in the higher areas but full blaze will be Thanksgiving Weekend in honour of Hollyhock's visit.

You know, it's not yet 5 AM and I'm getting sleepy. I don't have to leave for my quilting class until 9 so I'm going to have a really early afternoon nap. Move over Hershey!

See y'all later.

happy2bme
09-25-2007, 10:14 AM
Good morning chicks.

I made a big batch of this last night to go with the roasted chicken. Ummmmmmmm :T :T :T

A simple recipe, makes a huge batch and so very good for you. You can use whatever vegetables appeal to you. Enjoy.

Roasted Vegetables

WW POINTS® Value: 2 Servings: 10

Ingredients
1 medium yellow summer squash, chopped in chunks or half rounds
1 medium red onion(s), cut in 8ths
1 medium zucchini, chopped in chunks/half rounds
2 medium potato(es), cut in chunks
3 medium carrot(s), cut in chunks
1 large sweet red bell pepper(s), cut in chunks
1 cup asparagus, cut in half
1 cup mushroom(s)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp table salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 medium orange bell pepper, cut in chunks
1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut in chunks
3 clove garlic clove(s), optional - chopped in chunks

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Take a bit of the olive oil and spread it on a large roasting pan.

2. To speed cooking time you can nuke the potatos and carrots to partially pre-cook. Cut the potatoes into chunks and place in a microwave safe dish. Rinse with water leaving just a bit extra in the bowl for steaming. Microwave potatoes for 5 minutes. Toss in large mixing bowl. Do the same with the carrot chunks but cook for 2 minutes for medium thickness carrots, 3 minutes for large, thick carrots. Toss in bowl with potatoes. Toss in the raw red onion chunks. We're going to cook the root vegetables first because they take longer to bake. Drizzle a bit of the olive oil into the bowl with the vegetables. Add chopped fresh garlic . Add salt & pepper to taste as well as parsley and a few drops of the balsamic vinegar. Mix well and put into roasting pan. Bake in 450 degree oven for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. De-seed the peppers, chop up the peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, yellow summer squash. Toss in mixing bowl, add salt, pepper, drizzled olive oil (just to coat vegetables) and parsley. Add to roasting pan and cook for 20 minutes. Give the pan a good stir so that the vegetables don't stick to the bottom.

4. Asparagus cooks up fairly quickly. If using this add it to the roasting pan for the last 10 minutes of cooking.

Total roasting time - 1 hour or until vegetables cooked through. A very simple recipe, the vegetables are delicious and flavorful. This makes a HUGE batch so you'll have lots of leftovers for the week.

Seal the leftovers in an airtight container as soon as they cool down out of the oven as they have a tendency to start to shrivel up if they sit out for a while.

Roseblush
09-25-2007, 10:20 AM
Ruth sp nice to get a report from you. It helps to hear you sounding so well and thoughtful. You were on my mind for a while reflecting on how much I enjoy my little furry family. The colors here are changing the deer have stripped my lilac trees to stubs but they will come back next spring. Have good day and get that nap in when you come home from quilting. We have a new shop here and it offers some great classes. I just don't havethe time to do the projects.
Have a great day everyone!
Peace,
Nae

Madcat
09-25-2007, 10:24 AM
I'd like to vote for October in Ontario too. Hey, my native province in the month of my birth... what more could you ask for?? :lol: Though it is frassin' 31 degrees C here today and humid!!! Those of us from this lovely area could even provide pictures as the month progresses (from glowing radiance to twiggy brown). We'll make Happy homesick for Chicago. :) Not much colour change down here in the south yet, but I think I saw a bit of yellow in the Don Valley the other day. I love fall: the colours, the cool weather and the stark blue skies. All that autumn produce. I feel like hugging a pumpkin.

Ruthie~ I was thinking of you all yesterday. Give Hershey a hug or 50 for all of us. I find it so interesting how far ahead the season is where you are. We are still in the fall peeping out stage. How great that Holly and you will be able to get together. I hope you both have a joyous time.

Happy~ You are too funny! I love the idea of Shad riding herd on a bunch of tourists. But how could she refrain from editorial comments?? Heck, I think travel writing might be her ideal job. Then again I think travel writing would be the perfect job for a lot of us.

Shad~ Thank you for the poem but Iím all weepy at work now. Of course that could be that I am at work. Happy is right. You do sound a tad pressed for time. Hope the projects sense of urgency isnít making you too stressed.

Mel~ Sorry to hear about your friendís mom. Hope she is ok and if not, at least your friend has a good shoulder to cry on.

Iíd love to write more but I better get this day kick started. Be back later. Hi to Ceejay and Meadow and Holly and all the rest of the chicks that I no longer have time to name. Carry on kids!

Hollyhock
09-25-2007, 10:38 AM
((((Ruth)))))

My Grandma is failing. It is gradual but steady. She is still in her home and has home care coming every day. I dont know how long she will live but she is soon on her way. I will stop in today in my way to take DS to his appt. I would like to go every day.

Shy Moment
09-25-2007, 06:30 PM
Holly
I am so sorry. No matter how much time we have with those we love, it is never enough.

ceejay52
09-25-2007, 07:11 PM
Holly--((((hugs))) Hope you can go every day to visit your grandmother.

Happy--I'm going to try this recipe. It's sounds yummy and what an easy way to get in your allotment of veggies for the day. I am alot happier paying for not having the ad's. Some of them took for ever to down load.

Ruth and Madcat--I'm so jealous of the fall colors. This is my favorite time of the year. I'm afraid we will not have to much color due to the drought.

Nae--My uncle has problems with dear this time of the year. Vegetation for them is getting few and far between. They best stay away from the roses.

Rennie and Mel I haven't gone back to read the post. Hope every thing is going well.

I'm sore from yesterday's work out that I got from another web sight. Today I have walked 30 minutes with 10 more to go. I can actually fit in 40 minutes if I do it at 10 minute intervals while at work. I feel more energized when I do this. Weight was back down to 181.8 this morning. I really don't think me eating after a certain time at night has anything to do with my weight flucuating. It's the sodium and fluid build up that is causing this problem.

I've checked the phone at the light office and it's busy. They never switched it. I'll give them until 5.20 p.m. and call the number back. I'll need to call one of the girls and have them to check it out the reason why I'm getting a busy signal. I've used the light plant's phone to call that one because it's connected to the water plants phone.

Shad do you want my job!!!!!!!

I've edited my typo's. I hate this key board.

MELODY525
09-25-2007, 07:27 PM
the good news is that jennifer is home and in one piece. the bad news is that she had a car accident aND THE CAR MIGHT BE TOTALED. SHE'LL BE IN PAIN PROBABLY STARTING TOMORROW SHE'S IN A BIT OF SHOCK RIGHT NOW. SHE'S SPENDING THE NIGHT WITH ME...I THINK SHE KNOWS THE CRYING IS COMING AS SOON AS THE SHOCK WEARS OFF. OUR BODIES DON'T TAKE LIGHTLY TO THESE KIND OF SITUATIONS AND IT LEAVES US WITH FEELINGS OF FALLING "APART" AT THE SEAMS. SO SHE IS GEARING UP FOR THE WORST AND HOPING FOR THE BEST. MOM IS READY THOUGH!! :rofl: . I HAVE THE DRUGS AND ICE BAGS READY!! I WILL BE BACK TOMORROW/

happy2bme
09-25-2007, 08:59 PM
Holly :hug:

Ruth :hug:

Mel :hug:

Jen :hug: :hug: :hug:

We need to get off this thread. September has not been a good month here.

Shad
09-25-2007, 09:00 PM
What did I miss - Jen has had an accident??? Oh no. She is so frail. Please pass on a gentle :hug: to her from me.

Crikey - I don't think September is a particularly good month after all. I used to like it but things are happening around this thread which are not great. Holly, please do go visit the grandmother as often as you can. Tell how much you love her, her life has been long and may just go on a little longer with a bit of care and tenderness.

Ruth - good to talk to you yesterday. Thanks for the scotch - however it didn't sit well at 7.30 in the morning! I'd have been better to stick to coffee or tea. Poor Hersch - read her the story of the Rainbow Bridge. And a few hugs and cuddles won't go astray.

Happy - good recipe - although I might be eating for a week if I did all that - that is once I've worked out what summer squash might be! Maybe if I do it with varieties of pumpkin it will work out okay. Sounds like it will. I'll give it a go cos I love roasted veges.

Madcat - okay we go to Ontario in October. But it will be up to you to post the pictures of the changing scenes - which may mean a trip out to the lakes or country cabin for a weekend to recharge the batteries etc. I'm sure that will be a big hardship, but you can rise to the challenge.

Ceejay - Any job which has a structure and a definition and does not have egotistical people angling for power sticking their noses in will do me just fine at the moment. I am considering applying for a job as the local street sweeper.

As you all so rightly determined, this job is getting me down. Yesterday, apart from the fact that I was upset about Lucy, I had more than one problem and had to deal with the political crap that is flying around at the moment and a member of my team, whose allegiance is quite obviously not for this project.
I took my frustrations and listed them, printed out some e-mails to back me up and then took my problems to my manager. I've dumped the lot on her desk. She tells me she thinks I have done exactly the right thing in what I have done, and that I should now just wait for the powers that be to come to an arrangement as to what should be done. So that's where I will leave it. I've refused to discuss it with other members of my project, and have spoken quite sharply to one of them who discussed the problem with one of my team (who let slip by accident and is now regretting it). I don't really care what happens now except that I want to get on with the job in hand and want the team to do exactly the same. To that end they are going to get the hurry-up from me and no excuses as to why they can or can't do something. They have to learn to work together and to move on to something else if what they are working on can not be finalised at this time.

Okay rant over. It's raining again - nothing new there. Supposed to be fine for a long weekend. However I won't be taking the long weekend unless I can get some bits finished here that are bugging me. Since the design team haven't finished designing, I don't think I will have a chance of a 3 day weekend.

Time to go, read the journals, hack people off and get on with the job. Seeya

Shad
09-25-2007, 09:01 PM
Morena, Happy.
See we have crossed paths again.

carla49
09-25-2007, 09:08 PM
Yikes, I think all the worldly chicks will be glad to see the end of this month. Way too much pain and hurt and frustration.

Ruth, it sounds like Lucy had a lovely, gentle departure. I'm so glad she didn't suffer, and glad that you had a good friend with you at the end. Poor Hershey must be finding it pretty hard too.

Mel, what a shocker about Jen's accident. At least she's not hurt, just shaken up. Was Ritchie with her, and if so, is he okay? :grouphug:

Holly, sorry to hear your gran is failing. :hug: to you too.

Greetings to Shad, Happy, Madcat, Meadow, Painter, Rose, Rennie, Ceejay. :wave: I may be back out of lurker status in October, especially since the whole bunch of you will probably be here in Ontario... being Optimistic?

Shy Moment
09-25-2007, 09:46 PM
Melody
Hope things are ok. Some nice quiet time is what everyone needs it seems. Usually stuff around here. Clean house, cook meals, nothing much changes and I don't tend to let things get to me so as usual I am good.

Shad
You are another one that needs some quiet time. Try to relax letting things get to you never makes anything any better. I know easier said than done.

Carla
Yes October is another month. I am sure things will be better for everyone then. My daughters birthday is on the 4th. Doesn't seem possible she will be turning 17.

Shad
09-25-2007, 10:15 PM
Carla, I think you are right, September = sad, October = optimism. Nice one girl friend.

happy2bme
09-26-2007, 02:47 AM
Yellow crookneck squash is what they call summer squash here. I always get confused because what you call squash, we call pumpkin :dizzy: but here's a pic.

Also looking forward to an optimistically good time oogling the orange leaves in Ontario. You realize those of us in the semi and full on tropics will have to dress warmly :D - but that's ok. It's worth the price to see those gorgeous colors of fall. We do get them down here but not until November and as Ceejay pointed out - the trees are stressed from the severe drought this way so they might lose their leaves before they get a chance to color up.

happy2bme
09-26-2007, 02:48 AM
Hey there my friend - I see yer aig light a shinin' :wave:

I'm going to bed. You head off to lunch ;)

Shad
09-26-2007, 04:25 AM
Sleep well all you northerners. I have a meeting that isn't - if one gets my drift. So I'd better go see if it is still on or off or ???????????

Ruthxxx
09-26-2007, 08:14 AM
Good morning. Hersh and I are up and coffeeing together. She's a real Velcro dog this morning - she knows Lucy is gone, I'm sure.

Holly, yes, do spend as much time with your dear grandmother as you can. If you have to cancel your Thanksgiving trip, so be it. We will have other times.

MEL, poor Jen! I hope she doesn't have too much pain this morning. So nice to have a Mom ready with drugs and ice!

Happy, that is a terrific recipe! I definitely will make it as I get bored with the same old vegetables.

Madcat, I have some fall pics already as October is already started in the meadow. I'll post one here to lift our spirits.

Shy, are you over your cold? Hope so because we are going to have a great October!

Ceejay and Shad, it sound like you both need a job change. I sure don't envy you all the stress and frustration.

Roseblush, we have a deer problem here too. Right now they are eating the few apples I have from small trees. I'll post a picture of the buggers!

:wave: at Painter and Meadow and whomever else I've missed.

One of my dear friends, John, has set up "The Lucy Foundation" as a memorial to her! He is the Director of the HIV-AIDS Support who will use the fund to help clients with vet visits for their pets. Isn't that cool? Now to find a good picture of my darling.

Once again I'm not feeling "up" for gym. It's actually physical as my knee is particularly sore this morning. I think I walked around too much doing pet therapy at the nursing home last night - and it's raining which makes it worse.

Donna comes to clean this morning which will be great. I plan to hole up in my sewingroom while she's here. I find I participate too much if I don't get out of her way and that's just plain silly.

Here's a pic of the deer eating my apples and one of October sneaking in across the meadow.

happy2bme
09-26-2007, 09:18 AM
Good morning chicks,

Nice pics Ruth. It looks peaceful up your way. We could use peaceful. How nice of your friend to memorialize Lucy in such a fine way. Wouldn't it be fitting if one of the side charters had to do with providing glasses to the poor? I can't believe she chewed 10 pairs of yours. What a character!

Not much else to say. I did get my walking in last night - trotted back and forth in the room while I was watching The Biggest Loser (although I am rapidly losing interest in the show). When the commercials came on, I just walked through the house - in this room, through that room :dancer: I did get 45 minutes in. Maybe not as intense as a treadmill workout but I was moving and that counts for something.

Time to get ready for work. Y'all have a good day.

Shy Moment
09-26-2007, 10:16 AM
They have finaly decided it is a bronchial virus I have. I will end up with something all winter. Always this way if I get sick before Nov 9th. Oh well, such is life.

ceejay52
09-26-2007, 02:00 PM
Rennie--Hi see your egglight aglow. Feel better soon. I'vefinally gotten the doctor talked into letting me have the allergy meds that I need all year round.
So far I haven't had any of the "bronchial stuff".

Mel- Give Jen a lot of motherly nurturing.

Shad--You'd diffinatley would not be happy here. I do most of the work, the boss get's most of the credit. It used to upset me but decided that if I can stay here 6 more years I can leave. It will take something a lot better than this for me to quit.

Hello to the rest of the gang. :wave:


Since 9-22-07 I've lost's 5 pound! I'm back down to 179. Yipee.

One of the bosses is here. I' need to close.

Shy Moment
09-26-2007, 02:04 PM
Every time they give me shots for the allergies I get sick lol.

Hollyhock
09-26-2007, 02:23 PM
Afternoon...I woke with hearing loss in my left ear today. I went to Emerg instead of work...I have a hole in my left ear drum and both ears are infected. I have antibiotics. Bummer....

happy2bme
09-26-2007, 02:45 PM
Ouch Holly - that's painful just reading about it. :hug: Rest up (yeah, like that will happen). Don't forget to eat some yogurt so the antibiotics don't cause other problems...

Congrats on the weightloss Ceejay :yay: did all that furniture moving have anything to do with it? :lol:

Bummer on the bronchial issues Rennie. Do you get a flu shot or are you always just slightly on the "something side of something" to be well enough to get one? I get my stabbing next week.

Thinking of you Mel. I'm sure you're playing momma hen to Jen. Hope she's feeling better.

Ruth - go in the kitchen, sit at the table and start chopping vegetables. This way you can chat with Donna and still each keep to your own work - then she has to come behind you and clean all those peelings and seeds :lol:

:dance: :dance: :dance: Next week at this time I will BE ON VACATION :yay: :yay: :yay:

I am trying very hard to catch up on all my work. So back to the desk I go. :comp: :write:

Shy Moment
09-26-2007, 03:00 PM
I do get the flu shot and had the phenomena shot a few years ago. It is funny. If I am not sick before Nov 9 I am not sick all winter. If I get sick before Nov 9 I am sick to one degree or another all winter.

Ceejay
Forgot to say way to go on the weight loss. Sorry.

Holly
Oh so sorry to hear that. My son gets really bad ear infections always has. I feel so bad for you. They are so painfull.

MELODY525
09-26-2007, 04:47 PM
I CAN SAY I READ THE POSTS BUT JUST AM TOO TIREDF TO RESPOND. NO ONE SLEPT GOOD. JEN IS IN SOME KIND OF PAIN FROM HEAD TO TOE. NOTHING TO DO BUT WAIT IT OUT AND USE THE ICE PACKS. THE FIL NOW SAYS JEN IS NOT COVERED TO DRIVE THE CAR...IN FACT NEITHER IS RICHIE :faint: HE IS THE BIGGES GD AZZHOLE I HAVE EVER MET. I TOLD JEN THAT SO LONG AS SHE WILL RECOVER THAT I DON'T GIVE A FLYING FOOK WHAT HAPPENTS TO DAD OR HIS FOOKING CAR. SO AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED THE REST IS THE FIL'S PROBLEM. JOHN SAID THODAY THAT MY EYES AND FACE WILL NEVER HEAL AT THIS RATE :rofl: I AM FAIRLY CALM BUT VERY TIRED. JEN WENT FOR A WALK SO AS NOT TO GET TOTALLY LAID UP. I OF COURSE KNOW SHE REALLY WENT FOR CIGGIES. :rollpin: I CAN SEE A FIGHT BETWEEN FAMILIES COMING UP. IT DEPENDS ON THE FIL. THE FIL TOLD US THIS SUMMER IF ANYTHING EVERY HAPPENED TO ANY OF HIS CARS THEY WERE REPLACABLE....AOTHER WORDS SO LONG ASD JEN DID ALL THE ERRANDS WHO CARED. WELL I WILL HAPPILY REMIND HIM OF THAT IF HE DARES TO CALL ME. THIS TIME I AM NOT TAKING ANY SH*T FROM ANY ONE.
OTHER THAN THAT ALL MIS WELL. JUST SITTING AND WATCHING TV AND KEEPING AS CALM AS POSSIBLE :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: SORRY FOR THE RANT BUT I AM PISSED OFF...JOHN SAID BETTER THAN "ON" OF COURSE :rofl: THE BOYS WERE GREAT AS USUAL BOTH YESTERDAY AND TODAY. NO ONE LEFT HERE YESTERDAY TILL JIMMY BROUGHT JEN HOME AT JOHN'S REQUEST. THEY ALL CAME IN EARLY THIS MORNING ANF CALLED ME TOO. I TOLD ETHEM THEY ARE MAKING ME FEEL GUILTY THAT I EVER YELL AT THEM...THEY SAID THEY USUALLY DESERVE IT :lol3: SEE YA MANANA. OH....CARLA, JEN WAS ALONE IN THE CAR COMING HOME FROM THEIR FAMILY'S FRIEND WHOM SHE HAD JUST DONE ERRANDS FOR!!! IRONIC HUH??? ROFLMAO

Shy Moment
09-26-2007, 04:59 PM
Melody
Hope she isn't hurt to bad. Won't insurance cover the cost of repairs and such.

Hollyhock
09-26-2007, 05:58 PM
(((((Mel))))) ((((((Jen))))))

I called DH and he came home early to take DS to hockey. I made supper and now need to clean the kitchen. DD has homework and DS does too when he comes home.Both have piano theory homework.
I feel exhausted and my ears really hurt.

My prescription was $71.00 and I missed a days pay. sigh

Frankly, i could sit down and cry.

What I need to do is put in a load of wash and clean the darn kitchen.

Shy Moment
09-26-2007, 06:06 PM
Holly
Am so sorry. Sit down and let DH and DS and DD make dinner when everyone gets home.