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01-08-2008, 07:13 AM
We're headed into the 60s today! I just hope Audrey is over her fever so we can get outside and enjoy it. She was seeming to perk up a bit last evening so I hope she just had a 24 hr thingy. If we're back on schedule, Maggie and I are supposed to meet up with some friends for a picnic at the park. That will be a refreshing break from being cooped up indoors all these weeks.
Supper tonight is going to be Shrimp Alfredo over spagetti squash, with a side of sauteed broccoli.
I'm off to Curves for now, but I'll check back later.

01-08-2008, 07:21 AM
Wow! Is it spring already? We've been in the 40s the last couple days, which seems balmy compared with our stint in the below-freezing zone over the last few weeks.

Tom's explaining sarcasm to Connor and it's hilarious! I think he's old enough to "get it". He's been making up his own jokes recently. Most of them consist of something very silly like, "What do you get when you cross a squirrel with a tree? A squirrel tree!" He cracks himself up at least.

I'm trying to decide whether I'm going to get up at 5:15 for yoga tomorrow morning. It's such a good class, but that's sooooo early. We'll see.

Hope all is faring well for you chicks this morning!


01-08-2008, 07:26 AM
Morning Cottage and Kara!
It has warmed up a lot here too...should get in the 70's today. I hopefully will have time to get back out in the yard and continue cutting back all the wilted stuff in the yard from the freeze last's all nasty and "wilty" and juicey...looks like the old lettuce in the back of the fridge.

I'm headed back to school today...sigh. I could use another couple of weeks off. I found a recipe for a slow cooker turkey breast that is supposed to be good and just put it on to start. VERY easy and will let you know if it turns out got good ratings on the site where I found it. You just put lipton onion soup all over the breast and under the skin, then put it on high for 1 hour and low for 7. I had a turkey breast in the freezer since Thanksgiving and it's time for that bird to go!

BTW, the cracked wheat salad...we learned something definately has "laxative properties". Nuff said, but my husband has problems in that department and after having some for dinner day before yesterday and taking some to work for lunch yesterday, he became VERY familiar with the tiles in our bathroom yesterday afternoon. Didn't make him "sick" just cleaned the pipes to the max. So, if anyone is having problems, cracked wheat is akin to a good way. I know, TMI, but could be helpful to someone. He told me we have to have it at least once a week!!

01-08-2008, 07:36 AM
Good morning to you, Kara and Cat. Cat, I made that turkey breast recipe, and it's wonderful! It smells fantastic cooking in the crockpot all day, too. You're going to love it! I served mine with smashed cauliflower and some other veggies.

01-08-2008, 07:45 AM
Hi Chickies! I'm finally wakening at a "decent" hour instead of after seven. :lol: So silly when I am retired! I just feel like a slug when I sleep past six a.m. - must be my farmer blood.

I'm off to town this morning to meet with my anaesthetist. I'm hoping he will go for an epidural rather than a general anaesthetic for the knee replacement. It's so much easier on the poor body.

Donna and I de-Christmassed yesterday and the house looks very bare. I may buy a cyclamen or azalea when I'm in town to dress it up. It's a really mild day again so a good time to buy posies.

Have a super Tuesday.

01-08-2008, 08:29 AM
Good Morning Everyone! Good Night Kara!

Cottage enjoy your weather and picnic today. I hope Audrey is feelng better.

Kara Go to Yoga. It's early but you'll feel great and be glad you did.

Femme The turkey sounds yummy. Good luck for your first day back.

Ruth Good luck with the doctor. I hope he does what you want.

Me Yesterday I got our food warehouse 90% finished and our liquor room is still spotless so everyone gets to live to see another day :lol: Today I am finishing the warehouse and moving upstairs to our office. At the rate I'm going I should be done with every storage facility and the offices in about 2 weeks. :woohoo: It will feel good and for as sore as I woke up I wuld say I did some strength training yesteray. Have a great day everyone.

01-08-2008, 08:48 AM
Thanks for the advice, Dawn! I'm going!

Ruth, good luck with the doc. Hope he sees things your way!

Cat, Tom thought your recipe sounded great! I'm sure the carnivores of our house will enjoy it!

I guess I'll hit the sack since Dawn is making me get up early for yoga. :D Have a nice day, all!


little chick
01-08-2008, 09:10 AM
Good Morning my fine feathered friends: :hug: Hope everyone is feeling fab today.

Cottage- I hope you get to go to the pinic in the park, that sounds lovely. We could have a pinic in the snow. It is very mild but still snowy.

Kara- Sleep tight. Enjoy your yoga class.

Cat- just wondering if you had posted the cracked wheat salad in recipie section.

Ruth- Good luck hope it goes your way.

Thin- Have a great day.

Me- Not to much.... a little bit of a headache today. Tomorrow will be day 7 and weigh in day. I have not decided if I am going to weigh in or not. I had a quick peek the other day and it was 4 pounds. So not what to do. Well hope you all have a great day.

01-08-2008, 09:13 AM
Hey still trying to wake up! verbally communicating in Grunts and Grrs! Color me Captain Cavemaaaan
But I had to share I'm down 2 after Ph 1 W 1 :D
bbl when caffeinated!

01-08-2008, 09:55 AM
Morning Ladies! Storms are moving in, luckily they held off til I got to work, no drowned rat look for me today!

Cottage Hope Audrey is feeling better, a picnic in the park sounds like a great way to enjoy this crazy weather!

Kara Have a good sleep and hope you make it to your yoga class.

Cat They turkey sounds wonderful. Have a great first day back at school.

Ruth I know what you mean about the house looking bare, hope you find something beautiful to add some cheer.

Dawn You rock on the cleaning!

LC & KO Glad to hear P1 is going well for both of you, keep up the good work.

Me Well the new employee never showed yesterday, nor did she bother to respond to the voice mail, text message or e-mail I left/sent. What is it with people these days? I would worry about her but saw she had time to log on to her myspace account yesterday so that tells me she isn't suffering some major life crisis!

Day 3 of P1 for me, suffered a bit of a headache lastnight but it seems to be gone this morning, lets hope it stays away!

Hello to all the new chicks, really looking forward to getting to know everyone! Have a great day all, I'll check back later!

01-08-2008, 10:37 AM
Morning chicks, it is very balmy here, almost like spring. I might be able to hand out a wash today! One week of Ph1 down, attacking week 2!
cottage, a picnic at the park is a splendid idea! I'll have to see if we can fit in a trip to the park after school.
kara, I have a tendency towards sarcasm. When DS was younger, and trying to figure things out, if I said something snarky, he would check with me, "that's sarcastic, right?" It actually helped me curb the sarcasm a bit. But now his skills are pretty well developed too!
Cat, thanks for the info. That's good stuff to know, sometimes. Doesn't the soup mix have sugar in it?
Good morning Ruth, hope you find a pretty flower!:flow1:
Dawn, when you are done, please come and do my house!
Feel better LC!
Happy Tuesday Kierie!
Stephanie, I guess she changed her mind! What a pain for you.

I really shouldn't be here chicks, but I couldn't start my day without checking in, this is like an addiction. Plus, you guys will keep me sane this week, right? I'm so overwhelmed right now. Kids activities start up this week. My customers are back in the office and want to hit the ground running, DD goes back to school next week, and I'm making lists of everything that needs attention in the next two weeks before DH leaves for Diego Garcia. Gah! I am ready for Spring already.

01-08-2008, 10:57 AM
Hi ladies sorry no personals right now as I'm still a bit in shock/frustrated as I was on my way to work & was stoped in traffic when someone slamed in the back of me and then was driving off and hit the side of me and left the scene. UHH some people. Once I calm down I will come back and check in for personals.

Hope you have a great day

01-08-2008, 11:02 AM
Aunt Flow is being a real PITA this morning and as soon as I'm done with this print job, I'm outta here. They can stuff envelopes without me!

I'm hoping to be out of here by noon, so I'll be sure and come back to post again later. Have a great day!

01-08-2008, 11:50 AM
Schmoodle, no sugar (0.3g)...but it IS loaded with sodium.

Chick, no real recipe for the cracked wheat salad. You cover the wheat with water and let it soak for about 2 hours and it swells up, then squeeze all the water out of it real well...then add whatever you want. I added a vinegarette dressing, olives,green onions, tomatos, bell pepper, celery and a little feta on top when I served it. It really tastes better the second day after it "melds" a bit.

01-08-2008, 12:27 PM
Hey Chickas!

Just checking in. Glad to see everyone is doing well with their Ph 1 restarts. My computer broke and I had no internet access for what seems like forever. Go Figure! My computer is less than 6 months old and a top of the line gaming rig and it broke. I guess the more you add to your computer the more things that can go wrong with it. I managed not to gain any weight while I was gone but haven't lost any either. My enabler DH was back for the holidays so of course I went way off plan. He's gone again though so staying OP is easy again. Boy do I miss him!
Any who! I hope everyone has a great day. The weather seems to have warmed up a little everywhere. Hope everyone can take advantage of it.

01-08-2008, 12:29 PM
gonnabe165 I hope you are okay, there are crazy drivers out there that is for sure- it was pouring down rain this morning and one car zipped right in between me and semi with just inches separating from all of us being hit. I hope you are feeling better, just take a deep breath.

01-08-2008, 12:52 PM
GonnaBe: I hope you're doing better! Was your car driveable? I hope everything works out okay!

01-08-2008, 01:41 PM
I haven't posted or read posts for several days now but I just thought I'd check in. Robert got angry Sunday night and just lost his temper. I've got a broken blood vessel in my left hand and bruises on my arms. I threatened to call 911 but it was actually Robert that called. When the police heard what had happened they arrested Robert and filed for an emergency restraining order to keep him away from the house, my work and Brian school. I just got a copy of the restraining order in the mail so I need to take it by the school so they know that Robert is not allowed to take Brian.

I went yesterday and got my hand xrayed but the doctor is pretty sure it isn't broken. I saw the lawyer yesterday and gave him all the details so he can get started on filing the paperwork and for a restaining order that is good for 2 years. Robert got out of jail at 6:30 last night and has 24 hours to come by the house to get his stuff but he has to come with a police officer.

First thing this morning I went to open a separate bank account since I couldn't get him removed from the joint account. I left money in the old account so he would have a few thousand plus some money so the last couple of checks would clear. While I was getting this done, he walked into the same branch of the credit union. About one minute after the money was transferred, he closed the other account and took all the money that was in it. Now I've got to figure out which checks are going to bounce and what to do about my direct deposit check for the middle of the month that is going to try to go into it.

I still have so much to do but I wanted to let all of you know that I was okay (a bit shaky though) and I will post as much as I can.

01-08-2008, 01:48 PM
Barb: :hug: You're doing the right thing. I hope everything gets worked out quickly and you can get this man out of your and Brian's daily life soon!

01-08-2008, 01:52 PM
Oh, Barb, I'm sorry things have turned so ugly! I will be thinking about you and Brian. You are doing all the right things and I hope your soon-to-be ex comes to his senses and lets it get settled quickly. Come back and let us know how things are going as often as you can!:hug:

And Gonnabe, I am glad you're okay! Did you get a license plate or good description of the person that hit you? :hug:

The chicks are having a rough day!:(

01-08-2008, 02:03 PM
Barb, so sorry you are having to go through all of this. After all the legal aggrivations and "practical" stuff aggrivations, you can open the door for a brand new happy life...a peaceful life for you and your son. I know your tummy must be in knots right now. Keeping looking ahead!!!!

01-08-2008, 02:06 PM
Barb I am so sorry you are goin through that :hug:. I spent 4 years with a man who abused me physically and mentally and I finally got out of the marriage before he killed me out. My thoughts and prayers are with you :hug:

Thanks you guys for the thoughts you are sendin my way. My car is driveable for now just smashed up. I gave the tag & description to cops but they did not match up ??? My back is a bit sore and I am beginning to wonder how sore I will be tomorrow. Ther always seem something to interfere when I am right on course with my weight loss.

You gals have a great and truly blessed day!

01-08-2008, 03:59 PM

I'm a new Phase I-er, and I was just checking in. I need to figure stuff to eat, so I've been gathering up recipes here and there.

I live in the South, and it is in the 70's. I can't believe we are wearing shorts in January. I wish we had real seasons here. It is hot, balmy, Hot as H###, and cold...but never freeze your buns off cold.

Today we were under a severe thunderstorm warning with hail warnings and tornado warnings. I hate bad weather, and I have unfortunately passed this on to my children. I decided I had better pick my kids up from school b/c I knew they'd be in a panic. The last time we had tornado warnings with the local sirens going off, I picked them up and they were crying. Well, I picked them up today, and within an hour, the whole thing passed...I felt like a big goofball. I drove them back to school and signed them back in. I'm sure the office people think I'm an idiot..oh well, they may be right today!

Kara - I cracked up when I read your post about teaching sarcasm. My daughter caught on really fast, but my son just doesn't get it. My daughter's favorite joke that she made up all on her own was: What did the wasp say to the bee? I need a ham sandwich...cracked her up everytime. Don't know why, but she thought she was hilarious.

I just ate a boring salad...gotta cook something good. Going to back to fold the rest of the laundry. I'm good at 'creative avoidance.'


01-08-2008, 04:16 PM
Hey everyone. I did make it home at noon and am feeling a little better. Thank goodness for Midol! I love that AF is here because it may mean that I'm ovulating, but I hate how painful it is!

Hope everyone's day is getting better. Take care! :hug:

01-08-2008, 04:45 PM
Hey, Pohai! Good to see you! Sorry about the computer breaking but glad to hear you had a nice holiday with your husband home. The kids must've loved it! Good luck getting back on plan.

Kim, I feel your pain. Last week was "my week" and I'm so glad it's over!

Gonna, what a day! :hug: Hope things improved for you!

Schmoodle, sorry to hear the news about your husband's trip. I know we're far away, but it there's anything we can do, don't hesitate to ask!!!

Stephanie, I can't believe the nerve of that girl! That's really a rotten way to treat somebody.

Kier, hope the verbal skills returned!

LC, drink some water and flush that headache out!!!

Barbara, you are one of the strongest women I know. You have stood steady on your feet through this whole ordeal. I'm sure you'll figure out a way to make the bank stuff work out. Is there any way you could contact the people you wrote the original checks to and let them know you will write new ones on your new account? Or I wonder if there's any way the credit union can somehow "forward" them to the new account, since you opened it at the same establishment? Kudos to you for being quick on your feet with that one! Please keep us updated and let us know that you and Brian are doing alright!

Welcome, Angela! Kids are funny, huh?! Glad the storm passed for you!

Per Dawn's instructions (:)) I'm up and off to yoga. Thanks, girl!


01-08-2008, 05:49 PM
Barb I am so sorry to hear you are having a rough time, in the end this will all be for the better but I know it is tough. Many :hug: to you, you know we are always here for you!

Gonna hope you aren't to sore tomorrow.

Such a rough day all around here is :dust: going out to everyone! I have needed my own little bit of dust myself today, opened my desk drawer and saw my emergency stash of SB bars, oh how I wanted the chocolate one but I stuck true to P1 and just said no!

Hope everyone has a good evening (or day for Kara)!

01-08-2008, 07:31 PM
I've been checking in and lurking a lot just to see how people are doing but not posting for lack of time, but I have to post something here.

Barb, you are an amazingly strong woman. Good thing I'm not around there because I'd whoop his :censored: and you can count on that. Big strong, tough man, beating on a woman. That stuff really honks me off and I'm censoring my language a lot because I'm.... honked. I'll pray for you.


01-08-2008, 07:58 PM
Hi everybody. I'm STILL at work. AARGH. This has been the longest day.

Gonna I hope you're feeling O.K. after the accident.

Barb :hug: Hang in there.

Pacer Great willpower!

Schmoodle I'll be there to do your house as soon as the weather gets nice ;)

Kim Glad you're feeling better

:wave: 38, Pearl, Pohai, KO, LC

Kara O.K. So after I forced you out of bed early and made you go to yoga class :lol: was it worth it?

01-08-2008, 08:09 PM
It was so worth it, Dawn! There was a different teacher with a different style, and at first I was a little worried, but it ended up being a good class. Thanks for the encouragement!

Lisa, good to see you around! We miss you! I'm going to start including you in personals just in case you check in. :)

Stephanie, stay strong! Count down your days!!!

I'm going to grab my stability ball and get that done and then it's on with breakfast and the rest of the day. Sleep tight everyone!


01-08-2008, 08:21 PM
:hug: Barb :hug: I'm so sorry you and Brian had to go through that awful experience. I can only pray that the worst is behind you now, and things start taking a turn for the better. It's such a shame that Brian had to see his father acting like that. :mad: As far as the credit union goes, inform them of your situation and ask if they can put a "red flag" on your old account to re-route the outstanding checks to your new account. I think most banking institutions will do that for you. You and Brian are in my prayers, things can only get better now. :hug:

GONNA, thank goodness you are OK! I hope the police are able to locate the car and driver soon!

I was going to come in here and complain about my day, but all of the sudden it wasn't all that bad.