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01-19-2008, 03:18 AM
Morning, girls! It's 1:11 am here. One of these days I'll figure out how to sleep! ;) I think I'll just sleep on the couch tonight. There are some good shows on this late at night...who knew? Well, I just like to start the chat every once in a while since I can't get my butt up early enough during the week!! :lol: I'm feeling tired, but just can't imagine getting into bed. I guess I should look for a natural cure for insomnia. Thank goodness for the internet!

Good night/morning! Have a great Saturday as I'm sure I'll be in bed until the afternoon tomorrow!! :D


01-19-2008, 05:53 AM
I hope you are sleeping soundly, Kim. You probably were dozing off just as I was doing my stupid 3:00 AM wake-up. :( (Don't tell anybody but I think I'm fretting a bit about the operation!)

This morning I start a Block A Month quilt class so I need to scurry around and gather my stuff. Luckily I have the right fabrics - I think. I also need to start a crockpot stew to take to my friend Rob. His Mum died on Thursday, just as he and his partner arrived in Cancun for a well-deserved holiday. They flew home yesterday and really need support as they cleared the house of food before they left. The funeral is Monday - in Belleville - a two to three hour drive each way. :shrug: I hope the weather is OK.

Right now, I need to wake my beautiful Hershey (great job from the new groomer :) ), cook eggs for us both as I forgot to get dog food, and sip a coffee. :coffee:

How does your weekend look? Weary or wonderful? :cofdate:

01-19-2008, 07:21 AM
Morning everyone,
Kim, hope you got some sleep!
Ruth, sounds like you have a busy weekend. So sorry about your friend's Mom. I know he will really appreciate some comfort food. Have fun at your class.

Me: Been MIA for a few days...very busy with company. This morning we are headed out till Monday afternoon for a family reunion of sorts in Mississippi. Taking my Mom and Aunt, Cousin and Sister up there to visit family...sounds like every minute will be jam packed with driving here and there for visits.

I went to my first photography class on Thursday night and it was like algebra to me. My eyes started glazing over while taking notes on "f -stops", asa, etc. Hopefully I'll catch on. It did force me to actually start reading the manual that came with my camera (I didn't read it all when I got it 3 years ago) and I found out it can do all kinds of neat stuff that I didn't realize it could do, like taking pictures quickly one right after the click click.
The guy who is teaching it is a cinematographer who also teaches Marines how to shoot pics in battle (he's also in Marine reserves and got called up to do photos in Iraq and took some amazing shots) ( very interesting guy who has a lot to teach. He has also done cinematography on tons of movies etc...Hope he didn't realized I was hopelessly "lost" in the class.

Hugs to all if I don't get back over the next few days. I've been a pretty good girl considering all the food porn that is going on around here right now. I've been at a plateau since Christmas, but hopped on the scale yesterday to find 3# gone...I've been too busy to stop and grab a handfull of nuts every now and then, and I'll bet that is what broke the plateau.

01-19-2008, 08:33 AM
Kim - Have a good rest. I've been waking up early lately and sometimes have been up late so I've been a bit tired. I imagine once the stress is past I will sleep better.

Ruth - Sorry to hear about your friend's mum. I'm glad you can be there to support him. I'm sure the operation is stressing you. I wish I could be there to support you like you have support me and so many of us here. :hug:

femme - Have fun at the reunion. I've been staying about the same myself (after losing what I had put on in December) but that's okay. I've had to eat out some where it isn't healthy and I just make the best of it.

Me - Last night was the Pinewood Derby trials. Brian weighed in his car and then added two more weights and raced it some. He's happy with it even if it might not be the fastest or the prettiest. I am proud of him because he made almost all of it himself including painting it, gluing the weights in and doing the wheels. I need to wake him in a minute to head up to the Derby. His rank doesn't race until 12:30 but I've volunteered to do ribboning so I need to be there at 7. He'll eat a donut for breakfast from the concession stand but I just finished my oatmeal so I will only have to worry about lunch.

We were up there early so I could teach a couple of training sessions to a few of our leaders who hadn't made it to the official training. I am getting so much support from some of the leaders. It is wonderful!

01-19-2008, 08:57 AM
AH the weekend! Now if my body and the puppy would just realize that! DD spent the night at a friends and the pup sleeps with her. He had me up three time last night looking for her. I finally gave up and stayed up at 6. Good thing is I have been able to get a full hour of yoga in this morning GO ME!

For Yoga lovers I have found a neat workout on The Oh or Oxygen or whatever they are calling it today. I have to tape it because it airs everyweek day from 7-8 but it gives me something for the weekend. It is called Inhale, is set to music and I really kinda like it!

Kim hope you got your sleep in and it is well into the afternoon before you read this!

Ruth How sad for your friends thoughts and prayers to them and also to you that you can relax until your surgery.

Cat Have a great time at the reunion.

Barb Sounds like you are doing well all things considered. Good for you! Still thinking of you!

Me not sure yet what the day holds. Can't make plans with the pup and he is the only one awake so far (well now that I check even he is snoozing). It's either a cleaning kind of day or shopping (guess which I prefer?) but we shall see!

Have a great one girls and try to stay warm, we are in the single digits this weekend.

01-19-2008, 09:37 AM
There are a lot of early chicks this Saturday morning.

Poor Kim, I hope you are sleeping.
Ruth, say hello to the glamour dog. So sorry about your friend's loss. I'm sure they will appreciate the food.
Cat, that's wonderful about the 3 lbs! Can't wait to see more of your great shots.
Barb, I love the pinewood derby! That's one thing I really miss since DS pitched scouting.
Stephanie, I will look for that yoga workout. I used to do yoga and loved it. That was a lifetime ago and a different body, but I'd love to get into it again. I was talking to a friend of mine last night who organizes a beginning runner's group at her church. She was very encouraging, but it scares me a little.

2 more sleeps until DH leaves. He is feeling better about going, since we got his medicine (only 2 months, so I'll have to mail him the rest), the vacuum is working, the car is fixed. I may bug him this weekend to put up my door and window blind, but if not, I'll just do it myself.

I have a weary weekend of cleaning, science projects, grocery shopping ahead. I was down a lb. this morning.:carrot: I think I will shove the scale away now and not weigh again until Valentine's Day. I want to set a weight goal for DH's return. 4 months, do you think 25 is too optimistic?

01-19-2008, 10:13 AM
Good Morning yall,

Today is my first day for Phase 1 and I'm really looking forward to it... :beach:

It looks like everyone knows each other pretty well and shares a bit about their day.

It's nice to know if I'm up at 3am I can come here and possibly find someone with the same things going on in their house!!

We have a kids basketball game every Saturday morning at 9am for the next 8 Saturdays. I'm not sure how we pulled that schedule, but it's a bit early.

My son is also getting ready for the Pinewood Derby. He started making his car and the race is next weekend. This is our first time in Cub Scouts and he is really enjoying it.

Have a great day everyone!!! I look forward to getting to know you all.


01-19-2008, 10:24 AM
Morning chicks!

Just putzing on the computer. My 2 1/2 year old was up early, so just waiting for the rest of the crew to rouse from dreamland. DH is actually off this weekend, which will be lovely.

Kim Hope you got to sleep okay! I was up way too late reading last night....

Barb Hope today is fun for you and Brian. :hug:

Schmoodle Hope you enjoy this weekend with DH. We need to get my daughter's science fair project completed. Fortunately she is in kindergarten, so her project is going to be pretty simple- I want to make sure that she understands it. It involves pizza and the use of yeast. :jeno:

Ruth You are such a good friend. :hug:

Femme Way to go on staying strong!! You should be proud of your 3 lb loss.

Pacer My kids and DH so want a pet, but I am just not up for it!! I can barely keep up with my house as it is!!

DFW Welcome! As mentioned the other day, we are both in the DFW area.

Me- We have a long weekend here, which is great! Yesterday was a teacher work day, but we actually had the option of taking it as a full day off. I went in for a bit just to get ready for the week ahead. Abigail has a birthday party today and then church and family stuff tomorrow.

I was hoping to get started on taxes this weekend, but we haven't gotten any W-2s yet. That drives me crazy!! I am dying to get money back into savings so we can get back on track with our debt reduction plan. We slipped up a bit the last two months, so I am very much looking forward to setting ourselves back on the right path. Money, money, money.... wish it wasn't always present on the 'ole brain, but it is!

01-19-2008, 10:42 AM
Barb Noooo, not the Pinewood Derby. We did ours last week. I'm a Den Leader so I was there from set-up to cleanup. I swear I felt like I was in GroundHog day, all these little wooden cars going downhill over and over with the only break being the occasional wheel flying off. But the kids really enjoyed the event.

I'm new here too. Day 5 on South Beach (this year anyways). Look forward to getting to know everyone better. :wave:

01-19-2008, 10:46 AM
:carrot: Great Saturday morning!!!!!

Kim I hope your peacefully sleeping. Have a great day!

Ruth sorry to hear about your friend Rob. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Cat glad you checked in this morning, you have been missed around here. Good uck with yur class - you'll be a pro before you know it.

Barb lots of luck to Brian. Hope you two have a great day!

Stephanie my yorkie is no longer a puppy but is worse than a baby with the 3am potty and water breaks. Than you for the yoga tip I willbe on the look out for it. As far as your day goes I would say shopping over cleaning all the time.

Schmoodle Wow! your DH will be gone 4months I can't survive without mine for a weekend. 25lbs in 4months seems a bit ough but you have my support.

Hi DFW Have a great day!

Morning Kiko enjoy your day

As for Me It's a rainy dreary day here in sunny jacksonville, florida so won't be much to do but go to the cleaners with dh and lots more resting as I am feeling so much better this morning. The thoughts & prayers I have been getting have been a great help.

Hello and good morning to all those who have yet to check in.

Bauhaus Betty
01-19-2008, 11:10 AM
Good morning all!

Kim, I also go through periods of insomnia. My doctor suggested a glass of red wine before bed.

Ruth, what's considered a "block" in quilting? Will your class run all year?

Femme, a photography class, how cool! Will you be doing any darkroom work?

Barb, our ad agency has been working on an upcoming charity derby event. I wish I could participate! It looks like so much fun! I wish Brian lots of luck today!

Pacergal, an early-rising pup! What kind of dog? My dachshund is so lazy I have to pry him out of the bed in the mornings.

Schmoodle, congrats on the pound!

DFW, good luck on Phase 1!

Kiko, I hope those W-2s show up the mail today!

Have a great day Neko and Gonnabe!

Me, I'm closing on a house next week (1924 Mission-style cottage) so I'm puttering around trying to pack. Later I'm heading out to my part-time job editing video for PBS. Gotta save up for that kitchen reno somehow! And at some point today I need to throw out my birthday cake and get to the grocery store for some Phase 1 goodies. Plus, it's supposed to snow. :dizzy:

01-19-2008, 11:11 AM
Good Morning Everyone

Kim I hope you're sleeping very soundly right about now.

Ruth A :hug: for you and a :hug: to Rob.

Femme Yay to the 3 pounds in the face of temptaion. The pictures are incredible. I'm sure class will get better. You've got me thinking maybe I should read the owner's manual for my camera ;)

Barb Have fun with Brian.

Pacer Have fun with the puppy ;) And have a great time shopping.

Schmoodle Yay for the pound. I think 25 pounds is doable. Heck anything is doable if you set your mind to it right?

:welcome2: DFW Have fun at basketball.

Kiko I was hoping for my W-2 but no such lock here either.

:wave: Neko. I love your little saying at the bottom of your post. Great job getting through the toughest part IMO of ph1.

Gonna I'm glad you're feeling a little better. I hope you're on the tailend of this thing.

Me Well I got the scale out (Yes I looked pretty funny doing it) and weighed today. I'm down 2 pounds :carrot: That actually makes me normal (BMI range anyway:lol:) I'm thinking I will not weigh again until Valentine's Day. I already put the scale back and there is NO way I'm going through that everyday ;) Have a great day everyone.

01-19-2008, 11:19 AM
Morning Girls! Howya doin'?:carrot: (Can anyone tell that I'm faking my enthusiasm? ;))

Ruth: :hug: It cannot be easy to KNOW you're going into surgery. I'm thinking about you and wish I could ease your fretting some. I knew Hershey would come back from the groomers beautiful! Warm thoughts to your friend and his partner.

Cat: That is awesome about your family "reunioun"! I hope you all have fun and that the driving isn't too tiresome. You already take some of the most gorgeous photos I've seen, so I can't wait to see what comes out of your camera after your class!

Barb: I'm definitely glad you're getting such great support! :hug: All we can offer are internet hugs and our ears, so I'm happy that you have people there for you. Good luck to Brian today! What a great kid you've got!

Stephanie: Awe, puppies are so cute when they get attached to someone in the family, although it does make it difficult on the rest of the fam when that someone is gone! :) Good for you getting yoga in already! I would like to go shopping, but that would only be to put off doing homework and I really can't slack on homework! Have fun doing whatever you decide to do!

Schmoodle: :hug: to you and DH and the rest of the family. I'm glad he was able to get everything taken care of. I'm sending my most comforting thoughts your way. You sure do have a huge motivator in DH coming back, so I think that 25 lbs would be totally doable.

Mary: Have a great Day 1! It may be tough, but you can do this!! Good luck to the kiddos playing basketball.

Kiko: I'm the same as you with taxes. For some reason, DH's W2 is always late. (Stupid state job! :mad:) Sounds like you have a busy weekend planned - I hope Abigail has fun at her party.

:wave:, Neko! Looking forward to getting to know you!

Gonna: I hope that you continue to recover. A day like your having with all the rain sounds like a great day for a good book and a nap on the couch!

Me: Well, I finally made it to bed at 3 am and woke up promptly at 8 am. My stupid internal clock has issues! :dizzy: But, I'm hoping that if I get through the busy day that I have planned, I'll be out by 8 pm tonight and be able to catch up!

Nothing fun today; cleaning, laundry, Avon and Statistics and Tech-Ed homework. I'm planning on cramming all that into today (really shouldn't take too long with DH out of the way), because tomorrow I'm planning on spending most of the day crafting. I'd like to make some more head-way on my grandma's crocheted lap blanket and I've decided I want to try my hand at making polymer clay figurines, jewelry, etc. I think that's going to be a lot of fun. Well, better get another cup of coffee and get the cleaning under way. As long as I don't fall asleep with the vacuum cleaner on, it'll be a good day!


01-19-2008, 11:22 AM
Wow, a lot of simul-posting going on today!

Betty: Editing video for PBS sounds like a great job, but maybe because I don't really know what it entails. Is it dreadfully boring? Thanks for the tip, but I'm on Metformin for my PCOS and am limited to only one 4 oz. alcoholic drink every 7 days. :( I'm going to start trying Sleepy-Time tea and some lavender scented things. Have fun purging the pantry!

Dawn: Yay! You're normal! ;) Congrats on the 2 lb loss. Our scale is going to DH's office until we leave for vacation. That will probably be good for me. Hope you have a great day!

01-19-2008, 12:28 PM
good weekend morning to all,

Just checking in. Have not been able to get on as much as would like to. Sure miss the support. Just reading about everyone sure helps. Started phase 2 on the 15th. Seem to be ok except I have had times where I thought I could eat 1/2 a horse if it was around. I had snacks inbetween meals but it just didn't seem to help. Will carry on.

This weekend is just a catch up things that don't get done through the week. I don't think much ever gets done through the week except homework and dinner... so off to play clean the house.

Have a great day and a safe one.

01-19-2008, 02:17 PM
:wave: to everyone! I hope you're all having a wonderful day!

Bauhaus Betty
01-19-2008, 05:20 PM
Kim, doing work on PBS documentaries is great! I'm a graphic designer/copywriter Monday-Friday, doing mainly flat print work. My part-time video work stretches my brain in a whole new way. I'm working on some pieces now for a doc about the life experiences of centenarians. It really makes me want to take care of myself so I can live to 100!

I forgot about your PCOS meds. I hope the tea works for you. If I hear of any other non-alcohol remedies, I'll pass them on!

ThinByJune, congrats on the two pound loss!

Phxsunflower, hang in there! Are you getting enough protein? Things like nuts, eggs and cheese always kick hunger for me!

Cottage, hope you have a great day too!

Schmoodle, battled the snow to get to the grocery store for the ingredients for your broccoli cheese soup. After all the rave reviews, I can't wait to get a pot going!

01-19-2008, 07:52 PM
The derby was so much fun! Brian took fourth in speed in our den and also got an award for best boy made car. He didn't do well in the pack finals but as the cubmaster pointed out, the slowest car in the finals is fast enough to beat the fastest car in most of the neighboring packs. He didn't care. I did ribboning for every race except the ones for our den so I was busy all day. I enjoy it. I did definitely get into the donuts and pizza so it is back on plan tonight.

I got home and got the mail to find the stuff from the post office indicating Robert has forwarded his mail. That's no big surprise although it will cause a problem with things like the mortgage that are in both names or in his. I think the mortgage is the only thing in his name that is not autopay. I guess I'll have to call the mortgage company next week. I'm also worried that a lot of the stuff I need for taxes will get forwarded. This kind of thing is such a pain. I AM upset with him in that he forwarded Brian's mail. I tried to call the postoffice but they are closed so I will have to call when they open and put a stop to it. Brian isn't moving and Robert doesn't need Brian's copies of Boy's Life, National Geographic Kids and Highlights. I don't know what he was thinking of.

01-20-2008, 08:07 AM
Brrrrrrrrr! We're basking in 21* temps right now. I wonder how many calories I can burn off in a hour by shivering?

We're babysitting baby Tyler all afternoon, that will be fun. He's such an easy going little guy. Then everyone will be here for a supper of turkey london broil and the works. Amber will be bringing her girl scout cookie order form too, it's that time again. Thank goodness they don't tempt me, but Jake loves them.

How's everyone spending the day today?

01-20-2008, 08:25 AM
:wave: A glorious clear sunrise is happening but it's 3ºF at the moment. I will be wearing my long purple wool coat to Church. It's from the 1980's and has a fur trimmed hood. My grand daughter calls it my "princess coat". It's royal purple and she loves it. It sure is warmer than some of the synthetic coats in my closet.

After Church and a Harry visit, I plan to settle in with my tea and quilting like a proper old lady. Tomorrow will be very hectic so I'm resting up!

And what's happening at your place today?

01-20-2008, 09:23 AM
Good Sunday Morning to all! Yesterday ended up being a shopping day. DH was due for an upgrade on his cell phone and that took an hour in itself! Then sidewalk sales at the mall, but he wasn't thrilled to look at stuff so i just ended up with a purse for $8!

So today means cleaning and rearranging the living room.

Betty the puppy is a great pyrenese/heeler mix. He is going to be a horse. In fact when I was getting groceries today we decided we better get the 44lb bag of dog food vs. the usual 20 cause he is eating us out of house and home. He's a good boy and getting better about the barking and whining.
Our other dog is finally warming up to him, it has taken a month but they now attempt to play together.

Hope everyone has a peaceful sunday!

01-20-2008, 09:42 AM
Hi Ladies:
DH has a respiratory thing I'm getting his "cold" and am battling it with all my asthma and allergy meds to the tune of $150 friday night. I'm holding off oh the antibiotic unless I get a fever. It was a lot of fun battling the supermarket yesterday wacked out of my mind on all my druggage (tongue firmly placed in cheek)
I just wanted to give a big :hug: to Ruth! You're in my prayers honey for a speedy recovery!
ok off to forage for sustenance!

01-20-2008, 09:54 AM
Morning all :coffee:

It's chilly here but double digits so I'm not about to complain. Sundays often end up being all about the cooking and the cleaning. Must be that Italian in me :) I love having leftovers for the week!

The scale finally moved. I think I have to complain about it more often ;) Turns out those of you who warn us not to eat too little are right. I know, I know... I've been eating around 1000 calories a day but I think that regular exercise is finally kicking my metabolism up and I need to eat a little more. When I first started my metabolism was really, really slow from too much inactivity for too long. I'm also experimenting with adding a little more mono unsaturated fats into my diet and cutting back on the dairy fat. I'm monitoring it closely but enjoying the experiment. This morning I put tapenade on my omelet instead of cheese. Yum.

Ruth - your coat sounds wonderful! I'm not surprised your grandaughter loves it.

Cat - My partner is a real photography geek - lots of bird photography and now light sculptures. I always think I should learn a little more but am more of a point and shoot kind of gal. Hope it's fun!

Barb - Hang in there!

Stephanie - thanks for the tip. I'll have to look for that. Then I'll have to figure out how to program the Christmas toy to record it!

Schmoodle - 4 months sounds like it might be doable. Might as well give it a try.

Mary, Kiko, Neko, GonnaBe, Betty, phxsunflower, Cottage - :wave:

Dawn - Congrats on the scale moving! I might have to join you hiding mine. It's better than the things I've been tempted to do to it!

Kim - Have fun crafting! I used to play with the clay and do a lot of beading. I still have the beads and figure I'll get back into it one of these days. Do you have pictures of any of your creations? I'd love to see them.

A couple of back tracks from the week. Someone asked about the gift basket and the party Friday. The party was nice. I teared up a couple of times even though I swore I wouldn't :) And she absolutely loved all the things we put in there.
Someone also asked about the photos I was taking. They're almost always of children in child care. I work for a resource and referral agency and we have a quarterly newsletter we publish. We also do a fair amount of advocacy and PR so have a constant need for pictures of children. It's as much fun as you think it might be taking all those pictures :)

Okay, off to cook. Have a good day all.

01-20-2008, 10:54 AM
Morning chicks.
1 more sleep until DH leaves.:( He just brought me my morning coffee. Boy will I miss that!
Yesterday was busy. I got the bathrooms, kitchen, living room, and parlor sparkling clean. Then some friends stopped by and visited for a while (how's that for timing, it usually never works that way for me!). They brought me a big tinsel tree for my porch for next year and some sf syrup they found at a discount store. They knew I'd been looking for the tree and saw it while they were out shopping.:hug: Then I made up a bunch of nibbles for dinner and we ordered the Simpson's movie and had our family movie night. I also got all my menus made for next week. It'll be a huge cooking change once DH is gone, because he eats enough for 3 people, so I've got to really scale back. I have a hard time cooking small amounts.

Today, I focus on cleaning the bedrooms and finish hauling the rest of the Christmas up to the attic. I also hope to get up to Old Navy and the Gap this afternoon, and do the groceries. I've got to help the kids with Science Projects, but they're off school Mon - Weds., so we've still got some time.

I re-thought the weight goal. Since he'll be gone for 16 weeks, I'd better stick closer to 1 lb/wk. so I'll go for 20 lbs

Betty - :hb:? Was it your birthday? If so, late happy birthday to you! How did you like the soup? I'm excited about your house! Ours is 1919 and I love it. Lots of work, we'll be renovating forever, but so fun. Everybody loves to come and visit us. They say they think they're in a B&B (albeit one under construction).
Dawn, congrats on being normal!
Barb, glad you and Brian had fun at the Derby! Sounds like he did great!
Hi cottage and Ruth! We're in the big chill too. Ruth's plan sounds grand. The surgery is this week, right? I'll be thinking about you.
Feel better Kierie!
Cyndi, have a fun cooking day. I restraining myself today, because DH won't be here to eat it all up!

I think putting the scale up for the next three weeks gave me permission to go a little overboard last night. Oh well, move on as usual. Okay, better go, DH wants to talk about the summer kitchen renovation. By the way, he got my window blind up and door hung yesterday. He should be so motivated all the time! I guess I should let him relax on his last day...

01-20-2008, 02:27 PM
Schmoodle: We're in opposite situations! I'm used to cooking for 2, but have decided to start doubling or tripling every night so that there is plenty in the freezer for nights when I'm at school or doing a lot of homework. I'm sure you're cherishing today with DH. :hug: I hope it's more smiles than frowns!

Cyndi: I hope it warms up for you! Congrats on getting that scale to move for you. I'm ready to be off of this plateau, so I'll be working out more this week. I admire your strength in getting rid of dairy fat. I can't live without my skim milk every day!

Kierie: Sorry that you're not feeling well. I hate monthly prescription time. Some months I just feel like throwing it all out! (But then something happens and I get sick, so I end up scrapping the plan). I hope that you both recover quickly!

Stephanie: We're due for phone upgrades soon, but DH probably won't upgrade at all. He's weird about that! I'm glad you got to shop a little - and a purse for $8 sounds like a great deal!

Ruth: :yikes: My goodness! 3*! I was complaining about 14* this morning! Hope your princess coat keeps you warm. Have a nice visit with Harry!

Cottage: We just went through the girl scout cookie order form ourselves. We've decided to just donate them to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at the university. Those kids won't have a problem burning them off! Enjoy your time with Tyler!

Barb: Maybe he's thinking that if you have to go pick up Brian's mail he'll get to see him more? :shrug: I hope the process is swift for you. I'm glad you and Brian had a good time yesterday!

Betty: That sounds awesome! I wish my part-time work was that stimulating! Have a great Sunday!

Phx: I've had those days, especially when I work out. DH thinks it funny to hear me whine about being so hungry and then eat a bag of lettuce.

Me: Well, I started off decently yesterday, but quickly lost my energy. I did get two loads of laundry done and two rooms cleaned. The kitchen and fridge were cleaned this morning and I've just got the living and bathroom left. Shouldn't take too long. DH is due back around 5, so we'll eat dinner and then I'll work on homework. Not an exciting Sunday, but getting all of it done sure will make the week easier on me.

So, off to finish the cleaning and do some ironing for the week. I caught up on my sleep last night by getting 10 hours which makes a total of 15 for the weekend. That's probably what I usually get over the weekend, so I hope that tonight I'll be back on schedule. Just in case, I only had one cup of coffee this morning - don't need caffeine screwing it up!

01-20-2008, 03:45 PM
I called a friend who called Robert who said he didn't intentionally change Brian's address. I'm not sure how he could have done it by accident though. Anyway, he knows I am going to change it back but it does mean a trip to the post office on Tuesday. I'm already taking a half day vacation to go downtown for the divorce hearing but I have to get it fixed so I'll just have to do it.

I couldn't go pick up the mail from him even if I knew where he was living due to the emergency protective order and if the permanent restraining order gets signed Tuesday then it restricts contact even more, thank goodness! Although I will have to figure out taxes at some point.

Anyway, Brian and I need to go get into our uniforms. There is a antique car show being held at the Fronteirs of Flight museum as a scouting event and we signed up. It should be fun. Talk to you later.

01-20-2008, 04:48 PM
Oh, Barb, what a hassle you're going through! How is Brian doing through all of this? One day this will all be behind you, hopefully sooner rather than later. :hug:

Tyler is a good baby, but he can sure keep us on our toes! I finally got him down for a nap, and I feel like a nap myself. The house looks like a tornado has been through it, and he's only 5 months old! He's such a sweetie, though, we really enjoy spoiling him.

Here's a picture of Jake and his best little buddy. :)


01-20-2008, 07:16 PM
cottage - Brian seems to be done well. The first week after the assault he wasn't sleeping well but now he seems to be doing great. He had a good time at the Frontiers of Flight Museum and antique car show. I will take him to some counseling eventually to make sure that he isn't just putting on a brave front for me but I'm afraid that if I take him now that the lawyers will have the counselor testify and I don't want Brian pulled into having to take sides even indirectly.