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cottagebythesea
12-28-2007, 07:24 AM
:carrot: It's Friday! Funny, even though it's been a short work week, the week has seemed longer to me. :dizzy:
I got lucky yesterday and got to come home early. Cindy was waiting to take the girls to the movies right after we got back from the library. :) She invited me along, but I opted to make it an early day, instead.
Amber is coming along with me again today, and I think I'm going to take all the girls to Moonbounce for the day. I've gotten so used to the girls being in school most of the day, that they can really wear me out, being with them all day long.
I'm looking forward to the weekend, and I plan to take down all the decorations. We usually do it on New Year's Day, but I'm ready to get my house back to normal again.


GONNABE165
12-28-2007, 07:33 AM
:coffee: Great morning to ya Cottage I know what you mean about geting back to normal. Have a great day and enjoy your weekend.

Going to the doc this morning for the yearly stuff and then gonna spend the day taken my grandma & aunt shopping - I love to shop :)

:wave: Hello & good morning to all the beach babes not yet at it - I'll check in on you gals later

femmecreole
12-28-2007, 07:43 AM
Cottage, have fun "moonbouncing" and taking down those decorations. I usually have this house dripping in Christmas, but this year, a few poinsettias and some candles and a wreath were all I got to, so "take down" should be around 10 minutes!

Gonna, have fun shopping! You should be able to get some good sales...we want a report, please!! Hope your dr. visit is short.

Me..nothing special..just working and I'm going to put on a pot of chicken stew a little later on. Found some really cute little squash yesterday at our newly renovated grocery store...not sure what I'm going to do with them yet.
Happy Friday everyone!


GONNABE165
12-28-2007, 07:49 AM
Hiya Cat Have a great day! I know you will figure something out for those squash as you always seem to make something delish

I feel so rejuvenated this morning with a newness about me - confidence - like nothing can stop me. Hope it sticks

cottagebythesea
12-28-2007, 07:57 AM
Gonna, I wish some of your enthusiasm would wear off onto me! I have to get my act together and get myself motivated again. I'm going to spend the weekend preparing myself and my kitchen for a successful rerun of Phase 1.

GONNABE165
12-28-2007, 08:10 AM
Cottage I am right there with you I am starting the new year with a bang. Phase 1 clean up and I just know 2008 is gonna be great! Good luck!

THINBYJUNE
12-28-2007, 08:17 AM
Good Morning Ladies
Cottage I completely agree about the week feeling longer. I hope next week doesn't feel the same way with a holiday tucked in there too.
Gonna If you do find a way to bottle your enthusiasm and energy please send some my way.
Femme I bought orange cauliflower the other day just beause I thought it was pretty. I'll probably just east mine raw though.

Well, nothing big on the agenda today except continue to get the house cleaned. But I did manage to get some of it done last night and I promised myself that when I finish I can take that bubble bath and have a glass of wine. Have a great day everyone.

Kiko
12-28-2007, 09:39 AM
Cottage I need to get my decoration down as well. Abigail really wants to keep the tree up a bit longer, but I am ready to declutter completely.

Femme Chicken stew sounds delish! I made a pot of chili last night, so that will probably be lunch and dinner for me.

Thin A bubble bath and a glass of wine sounds like a great treat! I do miss wine in Phase 1.... that is for sure!

Gonna Sounds like the perfect way to start a new day. :)

Me- More cleaning today...... it is going to be so worth it when we are done!!

Phase 1 Day 3 today.... hope I feel better than I did yesterday!

Ruthxxx
12-28-2007, 10:09 AM
Good morning, Beach Babes. I dashed out to the road with my garbage a few minutes ago and it's fairly mild out there. I hope it melts some of the ice on the way to the barn. I took a wee fall yesterday and have a wonderful blue and purple butt to show for it. I know, I know! TMI.

Cottage, I'm with you on finding kids all the time tiring but it sounds like you have today in hand.

Gonna, I love that "feeling of newness" expression. Could you cough on us, pretty please?

Cat, "dripping with Christmas"!! I love it and sometimes feel that way about my house this time of year. I wish it would melt away like icicles.

Kiko, I have to leave my tree up until sunset on the 5th - darn family traditions. Remember that day 3 of Phase I is often the turning point so feel better.

Thin, great reward for cleaning the house. I just may do that this afternoon except I'll skip the wine.

Today isn't really planned although I need to round up a tall person to change three of my pot lights in the kitchen. It's either that or lug the ladder in from the barn. I plan to do a bit more organizing in my sewingroom and stash away some of my many quilt fabrics in the new plastic drawer cabinets I bought before Christmas. All the wrapping stuff can be put away too. I also need to list the "extra" gifts I have AND where I put them. I have a sauna that was converted to storage and things disappear in there!

Onward and downward into 2008!

And Happy Fourth Day of Christmas from the Four French Hens who as just "parlez-vous"ing softly this morning. They are much quieter than yesterday's calling birds with the annoying cell phone rings.

Kiko
12-28-2007, 10:14 AM
Ruth What is your family tradition with the 5th? Hope your hiney heals quickly.

dixied
12-28-2007, 11:07 AM
Happy Friday! I feel like I can finally show my face around here again now that I've stopped binging on Christmas cookies.

Cottage - I love those Moombounce places. Ours is called Bounce U, and it's quite a workout, I usually get in with DSS for about 15 minutes, and then I'm wiped out. How kids can do that for a couple of hours is beyond me.

Gonnabe - Have fun shopping!

Cat - Chicken stew sounds wonderful.

Thin - I need to get my house back in order too. I might wait until DH goes back to work Sunday. It's easier not to try and clean around him.

Kiko - I hope you feel better today, it doesn't last long but that SB "flu" is awful, isn't it.

Ruth - Good luck finding that tall person. I hope your bruise heals quickly.

Me - I'm only working 1/2 a day (which is being spent here online ;)) and then DH and I are going to see National Treasure 2.

phxsunflower
12-28-2007, 11:09 AM
Good morning, I made it through Christmas, not necessarily on plan but I made it. Here is looking for a fresh start in 08'. Everyone on here seems to have done great. I admire those that have been battling the weather. I sure know why I deal with the 110 degree summers now. I will be out here reading like I have been and hoping there will be a phase 1 restart board for the new year because I will be one of the many. Have a great day and a safe one.

tomandkara
12-28-2007, 11:19 AM
Quick check in for me before bed. Big day at the gym tomorrow with yoga class and the run there, so I'll feel better about my diet of cookies by tomorrow afternoon!

Kara

Kim_Star060404
12-28-2007, 01:42 PM
I can't believe that it's already 11:45!! Our office is only short 2 people today, but we're still going pretty crazy because of the end of the month/year paperwork. I think I'm caught up for the day and I'll be able to post personals after lunch. For now, I just want to go eat a salad!!

~Kim

little chick
12-28-2007, 02:43 PM
Afternoon chicks.... I just got back from shopping. Got a sweatsuit that I didn't like from Old Navy and in its place I got a great white robe, jammie pants, sweat pants and a striped sweat shirt. Then went over to the other mall where I had 100.00 in mall money and got.. a cute pink hat to match my vest, 5 pair of socks, 4 tank tops and a purse, plus I got two more pair of sweats and a sweater lovin' the christmas sales.... The eating is totally out of control. I am going to dig my book out and read it over the week end. As we are going to get another big storm on sat, and then get a meal plan ready for Jan 1... I am feeling to gross it is not funny.
Well must dash sorry no personals right now but I need to call a girlfriend to invite her and her hubby over for drinks tonight. Have a great day.

femmecreole
12-28-2007, 04:19 PM
Hiya Cat Have a great day! I know you will figure something out for those squash as you always seem to make something delish

The squash turned out great. The problem was I didn't know what kind they are! I've never seen them at the grocery store before. Our grocery is in the process of renovation and they have all kinds of new and wonderful stuff. I ended up just cutting off the little ends and tossing them in some olive oil and creole seasoning and roasted them in the oven for about 1/2 hour. I've attached a picture in case anyone can identify what type they are. They are a little bit bigger than the size of a quarter.
I also decided to make a big pot of split pea soup since the weather here is so icky...we are under a tornado watch and it's just plain creepy outside. Good comfort food.

Ruthxxx
12-28-2007, 04:25 PM
They are Patty Pan Squash - a great little squash. I've grown them and must do that again.

I'm about to sneak upstairs for a wee nap. Friend Claire just left after putting in my lightbulbs and fixing the laundry area door that came off its track Christmas Eve. It took her all of ten minutes whereas the guys fiddled with it for 20 during the party. What a woman!

Before I nap, I'll get us started on Phase I for 2008 and get us thinking about our January weightloss targets. No hurry but the threads will be there when you are.

femmecreole
12-28-2007, 04:36 PM
Thanks, Ruth!! A cute little name for a cute little squash!! Enjoy that nap!

Kim_Star060404
12-28-2007, 04:49 PM
Hey everyone. I think I must have logged in 10 times since lunch to respond to everyone and I've gotten interrupted every time. I think I'll just leave it be and come back tomorrow. I'm hoping to leave early and DH and I have movie night tonight. See you all tomorrow!

little chick
12-28-2007, 04:58 PM
I had a wee little nap as well and I woke up more tired than before the nap. I may have to have another one.

THINBYJUNE
12-28-2007, 08:11 PM
Well today started out great and very quickly took a major detour and headed down hill. Went to the doctor this morning to get my injection. They needed to reverify my insurance. After waiting an hour I asked how much longer they said maybe another two hours. :mad: Then when I was leaving work I backed into a pole and, of course, I probably did less damage than my $500.00 deductible. Good news only if I actually had the $500.00. :dizzy: Spent all day trying to find a new doctor and when I did they can't see me until Jan. 9. I got totally frustrated with my job and went on line and found out that if I was managing just one restaurant on the street(vs. the 12 in the airport that I do) I could be doubling my salary.:tantrum: Hmmm 1/12th the work for twice the money...will be talking to the boss on Monday. I haven't counteracted all the stress with food so that's a good thing. Here's hoping that you all had a much better day than I did.:)

Kiko
12-28-2007, 09:36 PM
Evening chicks...

Another productive day here! We are hoping to knock off the remainder of the cleaning and organizing tomorrow.

:) High School Musical 2 is on tonight, so I am off to snuggle the girls and watch it.