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12-31-2007, 05:20 AM
I am still at work and probably won't be on later on today, so I just wanted to wish everybody a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Does everyone have their cupboards cleaned out and restocked with Phase I stock so tomorrow we get started :carrot:

Here's to everyone meeting their weightloss goal. :hug:

12-31-2007, 06:45 AM
Happy New Year to you, too, Rose! We're counting down already here - four hours, twenty-one minutes to go!!! There's a big fireworks display on base tonight so Tom and I are going to cheat and watch it from the roof while the wee ones are sleeping snug and warm in their beds. Should be fun! :hat:

I am flying high on my endorphin rush from a great workout tonight. :exercise: I got in 4,000 minutes this month! You'd think I would have lost more than two pounds...:shrug:

Off to get the yummies ready for our little private party. Have a great last day of 2007 everyone!


12-31-2007, 07:32 AM
:wizard::yay: HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!:celebrate::woo:

Cindy needs me to stay with the girls for a few hours this morning, but I should be back home by 1. We're staying in tonight and watching the ball drop from the comfort of our home. :) Dustin, Andrea and the grandkids are coming over for a while, and we're having our New Year's Eve dinner of cheese fondue and firecracker shrimp. I'm usually in bed by 10, so it may be a real struggle to stay awake until midnight!

12-31-2007, 07:44 AM
Good Morning Everyone
I couldn't sleep for some reason and have been awake since 2:30. I was hoping to make it to midnight tonight but...I guess we'll see.
:wave: Pearlrose
:cheers: Kara Happy New Year
Cottage Cheese fondue is our traditional Christmas Eve dinner :)

I have to work some this morning but there may be time for a nap this afternoon. I can always celebrate on east coast time since they air the ball drop here twice (once at EST and again PST). Have a great New Year's Eve.

12-31-2007, 07:45 AM
Happy New Year Kara! And Happy New Year's Eve to those on the slow side of the planet :)

It looks like I'm going to stay home today. Lots of snow overnight and more later this afternoon. We will have a quiet night at home with healthy treats (no wheel of brie this year!) and get up and go snow shoe tomorrow!

Have a good day everyone.

12-31-2007, 07:55 AM
Good morning chick a roos! Finally the last day of 2007 has arrived - I am so glad to get rid of this year.

Pearl :newyear: to you too

Kara a private party :devil: how nice. You go girl on all your minutes you exercise diva

Cottage I hope you enjoy your evening

Thinby sounds like you may need to sneak a knap somehow today

:wave: Hiya Cyndi

Going to a new years eve party gonna celebrate this awful year right on into history. Tomorrow I will wake up to a new day, new year and a new feeling about myself.

I want to wish you all a healthy, safe :newyear:

little chick
12-31-2007, 08:08 AM
Good Morning chicks and Happy New Years Eve to all. With the exception of Kara who has already started 2008. Happy New Year to you. Hope your fireworks were wonderful.

I am just sitting here have two kids this morning but they are playing with my oldest dd and watching the Hockey game on tv, so I have a computer moment and a international coffee. ( Sugar free Vanilla.)I was on the scales and my ticker is lying lying lying. I will change it. I am so not happy with myself as I have gone higher than ever. :( Tomorrow will be a new year, new habits, well must dash as another just came in. I will pop in later.

12-31-2007, 09:01 AM
LC, have a good day with the kiddies! Are they being picked up early?

Gonna, there will be no devilishness at this private party. Tom's got a cold and I just started into *that* time of month... Oh well.

Cyndi, no wheel of brie?! If that's the case, I might just quit this diet altogether! ;)

Dawn, when it was 1999/2000, we were in Washington state and I think we watched the celebrations in about fifty gazillion other places before it was finally midnight on pacific time! I felt kind of left out until the end!

Linda, what's firecracker shrimp? Sounds dangerous! We were just reading about Blast Ended Skrewts in Harry Potter, so my mind may be wandering a bit farther from the truth than it should be. :D

Two more hours to go! I can't believe it's almost 2008. Last year at this time we were facing a seemingly endless year of separation (*that* lasted about a month!) and the festivities didn't seem all that festive. This year has been much happier!


12-31-2007, 09:15 AM
Good morning from my winter wonderland. Of course it snowed when I have to drive to Ottawa. :( It's a good thing I have snow tires.

Aside from wondering where the heck I stashed the potatoes, things are well in hand for my dinner tonight. I just need to pick up my monster roast from the butcher. When I get back here with Mel, we'll get to work doing veggies and chatting. He wants me to show him how to make a coconut cream pie from scratch but that will be a job for next year aka tomorrow. :lol:

Have a great New Year's Eve. Yippee the plough guy just did my lane!

12-31-2007, 09:37 AM
Ruth, Tom told Connor tonight, "I'll see you next year!" Poor kid - thought Daddy was going away or something! That joke never does get old, though. :lol:


little chick
12-31-2007, 09:54 AM
Kara- yep the kiddies are being picked up by 2:00, this year I was kinda of a meanie, I had a 2:00 pick up on christmas eve as well, then took the rest of the week off. I figure my girls are getting older and before I know it they will be gone from the nest.

Ruth- drive carefull, it is snowing like crazy here too they are saying we may get 30 cm. wow. I am hoping it does not wreak our new years plans.

Have a great day chicks.

12-31-2007, 10:11 AM
I've been up doing a bit of work. I got a call from one of the CSRs from Canada to say they had a small fire in Calgary and I'd need to check out my servers. Everything looks fine but I went ahead and did some work for a guy in India while I was at it. It seems strange that this is just a US holiday for the people I work with.

I've got no real plans for today except to do some touch up of the paint in Brian's room. I've almost got it done. I did the trim yesterday. Maybe tomorrow we can start moving his furniture back in.

12-31-2007, 10:25 AM
Morning everyone!
It's a COLD morning here, but it's supposed to be getting a lot colder...Mr. Weatherman says with wind chill, it may be in the teens by tomorrow..that doesn't happen very often. Guess we will be hauling and covering plants today. No big plans to ring in the new year...I'll probably be sound asleep by that time.

Yesterday was kind of fun...I made pizza! I haven't had pizza in 9 months. It' something I don't really want too often (got burned out on it when all my kids were still at home) but yesterday, I just had the envie for some. I found a recipe for whole grain crust and adjusted it a little. I've never been too good at crusts, so I let my bread machine make it. It made enough for a huge cookie sheet size pizza. I put spinich, shrimp, mushrooms and hearts of palm on it along with mozzarella cheese. I also put some low sugar sauce on it, but think I'll skip it next time and use a little garlic olive oil instead and maybe add a little feta. Yum.

12-31-2007, 10:40 AM
Morning chicks,
Not a lot of excitement here. The cat has a vet's appt this morning. The kids are sleeping in. DD must have spent the night at a friend's house. I hate it when she does that without calling because I always think the crazy x-boyfriend has caught up to her. But she is 20, and I can't be with her all the time. So, I didn't sleep great last night. Tonight we plan to go to some friends for dinner and a game of pool. I'm taking a huge box of goodies for dessert (everything I was given yesterday), which will be eaten, or will stay at her house, or will go in the trash after midnight.
We were invited to a luncheon tomorrow, and to dinner at my mom's, but I have declined both. I have just had enough of it all, and I really just don't want to be around holiday goodies any more.

Pearlrose, I am stocked up for Ph1 and so ready to get back to it, I just wish people would stop giving me goodies.
Kara, that sounds like a very romantic New Year's!
Dawn, hope you get your nap in! It's great to be able to choose the New Year you want to celebrate.
lc, I am sure my ticker is lying right now too. But I prefer the head-in-the-sand approach. I am not going near that scale again until the end of Ph1!
Cyndi, can I come snowshoeing? That sounds so fun!
Wish I could come to your party Ruth!
Barb, I'll bet Brian's room looks great. Did you ever get the patch done? I have been promising DS a re-decorate as well as some new furniture. Poor guy still has his Thomas Train table in there, although it's covered with Xbox stuff. I'll have to go add that to my New Year's resolutions.
Cat, in my family, it's a tradition to gather and have pizza for dinner every Friday night. They never get tired of it, but I burned out on it long ago. Yours sounds yummy though!

12-31-2007, 10:41 AM
Cat, we do pizzas on whole wheat tortillas pretty frequently. So yummy! I buy the Hunt's Pizza Sauce (it doesn't have any extra sugar) and we load on the veggies. Our favorites of late are fresh spinach, mushrooms, and artichoke hearts. The kids love making their own, and it's a super way to get a ton of vegetables in. I toast the tortillas before topping them and then throw them back in the oven to melt the cheese after they're topped.

Barbara, did you get that wall fixed in Brian's room? I bet he's super excited about it almost being finished! How was the party last night?

Edit to add Schmoo - My brother had his Brio train table in his room until he was about eleven, and then my mom gave it to us for Connor to have it. It was piled with soccer cleats and random "big kid" stuff, too!

We've got twenty-two minutes left. Almost time to head to the roof! Break out the "mink" blankets!!! :brr:


12-31-2007, 10:58 AM
Happy New Year's Eve, everyone!!

Pearl: Sorry that your at work. :hug: Getting the fridge and pantry ready for P1 is my big chore for the day!

Kara: Congrats on your 4000 minutes! :bravo::lifter: You sure are the workout queen of the group. DH and I are going to his boss' place for New Year's. They're great friends, but I really wish we could do this one holiday alone. Maybe next year I'll suggest a mini-vacation to Colorado or something. Hmmmm.

Cottage: Your traditional dinner sounds yummy! :hun: Too bad DH is allergic to shrimp or we might come join you!!

Dawn: I hope you get a nap in so you can ring in the New Year!! :celebrate:

Cyndi: Good work on the healthy treats tonight. Wish I could say the same but I have no idea what they're serving. Maybe I should take a veggie platter. Hope you have a good day! :wave:

GonnaBe: Yay for new beginnings! Sounds like it's time to wipe the slate clean and start over!

LC: I don't think you're being a meanie at all! Your time with your girls is precious and I really respect you for putting your foot down to be able to spend more time with them! I'm sure they appreciated it!

Ruth: Be careful on the road, although I'm sure you're a seasoned pro at snow-driving! I hope your dinner tonight goes well!

Barb: I bet Brian's room looks great! Were you able to find a table for his hamster (is that right?) cage? Hope you're getting rest, dear! :hug:

Cat: Do you think you could post the recipe for your pizza dough. Not that I can eat it in the next two weeks, but it would be nice to have on hand once I'm into P2 for a couple of weeks. Hope your plants are all warm and toasty!!

Schmoodle: :bravo: Good for you standing up to the holiday excess! I hope you have a great time tonight. I'm sure you'll enjoy seeing all those goodies get gobbled up by others!!

Me: Well, I was planning on sleeping until 10, but that didn't happen. I was up at 7 am, so I will definitely have to take a nap after the grocery shopping and what-not. I think I'll work out around 10, then shower and head to the store. That'll be easiest for me. That means that I have an hour to finalize the list. :yikes: I'd better get my butt in gear! Last night during the games he was watching, DH would yell out, "Babe! We need light bulbs!", but he failed to write anything down. All I remember is light bulbs. What a goober. One day we'll have this listing thing down!!

Well, better get to work if I'm going to get it all done and have time for a nap. If I don't make it to 12 this year, DH is going to be a little upset. (Last year I bailed completely on the festivities and he had to go to the party alone!)


12-31-2007, 11:18 AM
Good morning ladies.
Well monday is my usual weigh in, and even though for 2 days I strayed from the plan, I didn't gain any weight. Of course, I didn't lose any either. But I can't complain. Didn't meet my December goal, short by 1 pound. But considering December is the month of parties and whatnot, i'm shocked I didn't gain any. I'm pretty proud of myself. I have no plans for New Years. Me and the boyfriend were supposed to get together since I haven't seen him since October....30lbs ago....but one of his coworkers fathers is in the hospital so he gave his days off to him. I'm not really upset, just disappointed. But he has a good reason. I should go to my brothers, but I really don't want to drive out there. I'll just stay here, finish my thank you cards to my students and go to bed early. LOL I need to get myself back on my sleeping schedule. School starts back on the back to 5am wake up time. Well I'm off to clean. Since the boyfriend didn't come for christmas, all of his presents need to be put up somewhere. I should keep them for myself. LOL Have a great day ladies and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

12-31-2007, 11:19 AM
Kim, here's the recipe for the pizza crust (
BUT...I substituted some agave necter for the sugar and I used only whole grain flour (actually, I ran out of whole grain flour after 2 cups and ended up using part of a whole grain/flax bread mix I had to make up the difference!)

I used my bread machine to do all the mixing and the first "rise", then I put it in an oiled bowl and let it rise again for about another hour.

It made a HUGE crust and could be divided in 1/2, but I decided to just make one big one so I could freeze some for my oldest son to bring back to LSU after the holidays.

12-31-2007, 11:25 AM
Hi Ladies:
I was up all night couldn't sleep so I'll have to stock up on CAWFEE to make it through! I've seen the ball drop every year since I was 8 or 9 can't break with tradition!
My Ph 1 stuff is on the peapod truck as we type. Tonight we're just going to dinner with friends we were invited to a party but it's a hike from here so I don't know. It might be us and dick clark!
I gotta get my buns in gear

12-31-2007, 11:30 AM
:yay: :newyear: :hat:

Happy 2008!

Love, Korea

12-31-2007, 11:32 AM
Happy New Year to you, too, Kara!!

12-31-2007, 12:08 PM
So, Kara, has the world changed any in 2008? I'm asking from the past in 2007!! Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!

12-31-2007, 12:08 PM
Happy 2008, Kara!

little chick
12-31-2007, 12:35 PM
Happy 2008 Kara, I hope your new year is wonderful.....

Well I updated my ticker.... with a heavy heart. But I have no one to blame but me.

Goodness I wish it were 2:00, the 3 kids I have today are wound up and driving me crazy, which is weird cause they normally don't bother me at all. Maybe I am pmsing..... Or on a huge sugar high. I can't wait till I go out tonight. It will be great to be together with friends and ring in the new year....If we get to go the snow has not stopped all day.

12-31-2007, 03:15 PM
Robert did repair the window a few days ago and seems to have done a good job. He's been a real jerk today though. He is trying to tell Brian that he should wait to get his gerbils until he learns to do everything for his fish tank he already has. The only part he doesn't do himself is vacuum it and change the charcoal and that's still a bit tough. He'll be able to do everything for the gerbils though. He's done that when we used to volunteer at the animal shelter so I know there is no problem there.

We did find a dresser at IKEA that he will use as a gerbil stand. It is solid wood and has four drawers and was only $129. He bought it himself and has put it together by himself. I just did the final turn or two on a few of the screws he couldn't quite get tight enough. It looks really nice.

Happy 2008, Kara!

12-31-2007, 03:24 PM
:newyear: Kara

Quick drop in. My boss is off today so the office is quiet but the traveling public is fast and furious. On the upside, there are so many cute kids flying in today. I'm still hoping to leave early today but I'm not holding my breath. Hope everyone is having a great day.

12-31-2007, 04:32 PM
Hey chicks!

Checking in for the day. :) I am pooped and am going to catch a catnap. DH is working tonight, so the girls and I are heading to a friend's for dinner. I don't really want to be out with the loonies on the road, but the thought of being home alone makes me sad. We will stay until about 10:00 and then head straight home. DH is going to try and get home by midnight, but I am not crossing my fingers.


I have no idea what this year will bring, but I am putting into God's hands.....

12-31-2007, 05:13 PM
Happy New Year Everyone.

I lost 4.6lbs in 2 weeks on SB. I wish it were more, but you gotta take what you can get. Also, I'll be back in school in 2008.

12-31-2007, 05:26 PM
Linda, what's firecracker shrimp? Sounds dangerous! We were just reading about Blast Ended Skrewts in Harry Potter, so my mind may be wandering a bit farther from the truth than it should be. :D

:lol: No, we're not eating Blast Ended Skrewts here! But these things are HOT and delicious. Here's my recipe -

1 LB. raw shrimp in the shell
3 TBSP ketchup
2 TBSP good olive oil
2 TBSP Sambal (Asian chili paste)
1 TBSP chopped garlic
6 scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup water

Put all ingredients in a saucepan and mix well. Cover and ring to a boil, which should take about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. As soon as the mixture boils, set the pan aside off the heat, still covered for 10 minutes. Transfer the shrimp and sauce into a serving bowl and serve at room temperature, or cool and refrigerate for serving later, either hot or cool.

How's it feel to be almost 15 hours into 2008, when we're still in 2007? I feel like we're in a time warp! :D

12-31-2007, 06:54 PM

Going to have dinner with Spfld Molly and her hubby, meet up with Abdul and his new woman, and then call it a night early! Going to travel tomorrow, God-willing. It's freaking snowing again. Grrrrr.

Hope you all have a blessed and SAFE New Year! Watch out for the drunkies!