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cottagebythesea
02-07-2008, 06:17 AM
It feels like a spring day! Such wacky weather, I hope all of you who were in that tornado zone are all safe and sound.

I'm only working a few hours today. I have to take the girls to school, but they're leaving at noon to spend a long weekend in Vermont with their cousins, and I have a long weekend off. :) I usually travel with the family, but Cindy's entire family will be there, so I don't have to go. I haven't decided what I'm going to do with my free time just yet. I may spend tomorrow with my mom & dad, or go spend the weekend at my daughter's in NJ. It mainly depends on the weather. Anyway, that's enough about me!

How's everyone doing today?


tkglenn
02-07-2008, 06:19 AM
Good morning cottage, it's another early morning for me. just popping in to say good morning. I'm off back to sleep, DH took someones shift today and had to be to work earlier than his already early shift. See ya later. Good morning to all you other chickies out there.

tkglenn
02-07-2008, 06:21 AM
BTW-my dog finally had her puppies. She had alot for her first litter. She had a total of 9 puppies but 2 were stillborn. They were really nice ones too. I'm so sad. I know she was depressed about it too. Ok, I'm off to bed.


femmecreole
02-07-2008, 06:24 AM
Morning Cottage and TK and all who follow.

I really don't have anything exiting to post today. Boring Thursday! Just wanting to make it through the day and wait for Survivor to start. Think I'm going to skip my photography class to watch it. (not getting much out of the class anyway) I tried making some sweet potato chips last night and they were pretty good (considering I'm not nuts about sweet potatoes unless they are loaded with goo!) They weren't crispy, but I liked them. A friend of mine was in a PBS documentary last night and I wanted a snack to munch on while I watched the show.

Cottage, how did the little mouse do yesterday??? TK, congrats on the new babies...so sad when some don't make it.
I thought my Bijoux ( a ratshi) was preggers, but it turned out she isn't (whew!...she's going to be "fixed" soon!)

CyndiM
02-07-2008, 06:51 AM
Morning Chicks-

Another storm here. Good grief! I'm going to bury myself in seed and garden catalogs and dream of spring.

Cottage - hope the girls like snow because we have it! Enjoy your warm weather.

TK - ooohhhh puppies :) Hope you got some sleep.

Femme - Too bad about your class, that's disappointing. Enjoy your relaxed day.

Kara - Thinking about you and hoping the move is going well!

:wave: Hope everyone has a good day. Tomorrow is Friday (and my baby will be 27!!).

cottagebythesea
02-07-2008, 07:02 AM
tk, that's sad about the stillborn puppies. I hope the rest of the litter is healthy, though. How are your little ones today? I hope they are feeling much better.

Cat, thanks for the reminder that Survivor is coming on tonight, I forgot! That's so sweet of you to ask about Audrey's play yesterday. The class did a series of skits based on Aesop's Fables, and the kids all did a wonderful job! Here is a picture of my precious little mouse and one of her classmates. Audrey is on the left. :)

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z316/elscie/family175.jpg

cottagebythesea
02-07-2008, 07:09 AM
Good morning, Cyndi! Yep, the girls love snow, and they're headed to Vermont to ski. ;)

THINBYJUNE
02-07-2008, 07:28 AM
Good Morning Everyone

Cottage Enjoy your quiet time. Audrey is an adorable mouse :)

tkglenn Congratulations on the new puppies.

Femme Enjoy your survivor evening.

Cyndi Stay warm, enjoy the catalogs and happy birthday to your baby.

Me Work has been crazy. It seems every week we have more corporate visitors than the week before. We are getting ready to do major renovations on 11 of our 12 restaurants and I have a feeling this insanity will get worse before it gets better. I have, however, gotten my eating back on track and DF and I are steadily working through issues one by one. We are going away this weekend but not too far. It should be nice and I could really use a little mini vacation.
Have a great day everyone.

tkglenn
02-07-2008, 07:50 AM
We were lucky because they are boxers and we got 2 out of the whole litter that are pure white. Not very often do you see all white boxers. My DH kept pleading to our dog to give him his white boxer that he's wanted for a really long time and she ended up giving him 2. One has a small black marking above his right ear and left hip and the other one is pure white. No markings. But they are all so cute. I know it's gonna be hard to get rid of them. We are keeping one white one though so that'll make 3 boxers in our house. We've decided to name him Chesty because my hubby was in the marine corp and that was the name of one of the best generals in the marines. As you can tell, he's in love with the marines.
As for my kids, it's not as bad as I thought it would be but still not good. My 2 year old had an ear infection (she has chronic ear infections and need tubes in her ears) about 2 1/2 weeks ago, got treated for it and went for her follow up and it got worse. In the morning her eyes were glued shut from all the gunk built up. And for my 6 month old I thought he was gonna have pneumonia but she listened to his chest and said that his chest is clear, he has croup. She put him on a steroid to fix it. She also gave both of them drops to put in both their eyes because they both have gunk that glues them shut. So, it wasn't as bad as I thought and we were even out in an hour and a half where normally I'm there for 3 hours. How's everyone else's day going? Is Kara moving today?

tkglenn
02-07-2008, 07:51 AM
I did get enough sleep exept for the 50,000 times my DH made me get up because he's coming down with the flu. He made me get up because he had the chills, then his body hurt, then he wanted his sweatshirt, then he wanted me to check on the puppies, and then back to the chills----man, I don't ever get a break in this house.

femmecreole
02-07-2008, 07:53 AM
Ah, Audrey is just the cutest little mouse ever!!!! Her eyes are so expressive!

phxsunflower
02-07-2008, 08:06 AM
Good morning ladies,

Been missing in action lately. Try to get on but just haven't been able. Trying to get my oldest son preregistered for HIGH school.. Where did the little boy goooooo?

Big doses of vitamin C for all those with the winter time crud. The flu season just started here and it seems like a bad one alot of people are down with it and badly.

Just wanted to stop by again and say hi and will try to get back more often.

Have a great day and a safe one.

Schmoodle
02-07-2008, 08:11 AM
Good morning chicks. Yesterday turned kind of crazy and I never got back here. I had forgotten it was Girl Scout cookie pickup day, and as I am the cookie Mom, that could have been bad, but somebody did remind me, so I made it down to pick up 100 cases of cookies in my van, took them to the church and carried them in and up a flight of stairs to where we sorted them for pickup. The folks that were helping me were a very sweet couple in their 70's and I was worried about them carrying too much, so I was running boxes in as fast as I could so I could do most of it. A guy I know did happen along towards the end and helped us finish, but I definitely got my workout in. So now I am surrounded by towers of cookie boxes at home. and as we all know they are made in the devil's own bakery. We will get them sorted and all delivered this weekend I hope. Anyway, since that took up most of the day, I had to spend the evening catching up on work, then had to type up the minutes to last week's Parks & Rec meeting... Feed the kids, oversee the homework, bedtime reading. Bed did feel good last night!

So, I am having a rough time staying on the beach, and I'm thinking I need at least another week of Ph1. I've been trying to figure out what the problem is and I think partly it's that I just want to be finished already and go back to “normal.” Of course, that is the worst plan ever, unless I want to end up right back where I started. It was easier to stay on plan when DH was home, because I needed to cook a family dinner every night. With him gone, it's much easier to whip up something quick for the kids and just grab some lunch meat or something for me. Hardly seems worth washing lettuce for a salad for one. I also feel like I have to address some issues that went away for a while, but I never really resolved – i.e., binging on sweet stuff. Lately I don't feel happy with one fudgesicle, I have three. I bought some sugar free candy earlier this week for a treat. The only reason I didn't eat it all in one day was the gastric distress, but I wanted to. And after eating that, I went on to other things. I think I may be sensitive to cravings from the sugar alcohols as others have mentioned. Anyway, I think maybe the best thing for me is to go cold turkey on the sweets and fake sweets. So, no more fudgesicles, NSA pudding, faux candy, etc. I will stick to fruit and I hope I can continue my afternoon latte with a shot of sugar-free syrup. So far, one of those satisfies me and doesn't seem to cause problems. But if they become a problem when the other stuff is gone, they'll have to go to. It will break my heart if it comes to that. I think these issues may be surfacing now that DH is away too, because as we all know, the only thing nearly as good as sex is a cookie. So, sorry for the whining. Just wanted to get that off my chest here where the chicks understand.

Today I hope to get a good bit of cleaning done in between work as well as some laundry so I'm not facing that over the weekend. I've got a friend stopping by for coffee midmorning. Other than that I just have to attend DD's Girl Scouts meeting to get people signed up and organized for the cookie booths. And SURVIVOR!!!!

So, enough about me!
cottage, that is the MOST adorable picture! Enjoy your free long weekend.
Cyndi, :hb: Happy Birthday to your "baby."
Cat, I'm sorry to hear your class is not what you'd hoped.
tk, hope you can get a nap. So sad about the puppies.:( Sounds like things are crazy at your house today!
Dawn, glad you are going to get a mini-vacation!
Hi phoenix, we've missed you around here!

Have a great day all!

little chick
02-07-2008, 08:54 AM
Morning chicks yet another quickie for me, I two home sick today. One who is hanging out playing his DS and the other little guy who is two is sound asleep on the couch. I am feeling fat and bloated today and not even sure if I am going to head to dance class tonight. My house is nice and clean and tidy. I hate not being organised. So I hope it stays that way. I have to go pick up 8 cases of 96 chocolate bars tonight. Not a good time to have choc in the house.
the mouse is sweet,
puppies lucky post pics I love puppies and babies
Cookies are as bad as chocolate bars.
Well I am off to do a little computer work while it is quiet here. I will pop back in at lunch time.

Pacergal29
02-07-2008, 09:04 AM
Yes it Thursday! Survivor! Whooo Hoooo!

Cottage Hope you find an great way to spend your weekend!

TK You sure have a full plate!

Cat I used to think they only way I like sweet taters was loaded to but now just a little dab of ICBNB and I love them!

Cyndi & Phx Kids grow up so fast! I swear I am not old enough to have a 20, 18 and 16 year old!

Dawn Hope things go well with your weekend!

Schmoodle Half the battle is realizing our weaknesses and facing them head on. I think your on the right track and dont ever worry about venting to us, that is what we are here for!

Me Nothing new in my life. Posting a pic DD took of the dogs at one of their finer moments, quiet and loving each other rather than chasing each other through the house. The white one is Noah and our new addition who is now as big as Reggie our Puggle but doesn't weigh as much.

tammie00
02-07-2008, 09:05 AM
TK-OH sorry about the two puppies but glad the rest are ok.

Femme- I like Survivor too

Cottage-Cute picture

Smoodle I completely understand. Is hubby in the military? We just finished a 15mth deployment and I commend you for sticking to this while your hubby is away. I was like you with the quick and easy. So how about making 2 or 3 things on Sunday and divide them into servable sizings and eat this through out the week. I do that for something for lunch.

Me Not much going on here. Stressing over finances. I have my own business and it is kinda slow right now and since we are moving in a few months I would like to have extra money in the bank. We make enough to do what we want and with some cushion but I would like to just have that extra cushion.

tkglenn
02-07-2008, 09:07 AM
Yeah, I sure do have a full plate. But it's nothing I can't handle. It just really gets hard when DH has his PTSD moments. That's when I feel like I can't go on anymore. I will post pics as soon as I can get a good shot of the puppies. Laydee is always hovering over them and it's hard to get a good picture.

bellaluna
02-07-2008, 09:23 AM
Good morning, chicks!

tk, Congrats on the 7 healthy puppies, how sweet! Sorry about the other ones. That is sad. Hope you do get some good sleep, though, with everything you have going on! You are wearing a supermom hat for sure this week!

cottage, the mouse picture is ADORABLE. You did a great job with the costume and your daughter looks so cute!

Cat, I don't like sweet potatoes, either, but your sound good. Were they SP fries? Or something else?

little chick, I hope you have a gentle day taking care of the sick ones. That's tough, all the way around!

Schmoodle, sounds like you hit a tough part of the beach terrain, but you are so smart to figure out what's causing the cravings and keep going! This might sound weird, but do you think you're eating enough? If I just grab a handful of something rather than having a meal, I find myself hungry and crave-y. Do you like the SF popsicles? They don't seem to set off cravings as much as the other stuff, for me. And if you ate 3 of those, no big deal! You'd still be under your sweet treat allowance! :D Just a thought for when you're battling cookie tower temptations. I admire you for living among the cookies. I couldn't successfully do that!!!

Femme, who are you cheering for on Survivor?

Hi Everybody Else, too! :twirly:

Last night I found this fun hippie chick name generator and put it on the Weds. thread but think it was too late for most of you to see it. You should take a peek--it's silly and fun. I'm "Blossom" and Gonna is "Daydream" so far. What is your name? http://www.blogthings.com/hippiechicknamegenerator/

Wishing you all a very nice day...
bella aka blossom (tee hee)

GONNABE165
02-07-2008, 09:29 AM
Today sure does feel like it should be Friday

Cottage a whole weekend to yourself sounds like you have some great plans for it. That has got to be the cuteset mose Ihave ever seen - I should know I use to work for a pest control company :lol:

TK sorry to hear about the puppies :( But I'm glad to hear the kiddos are getting better :)

Cyndi be safe in that weather

Dawn glad to hear your eating is back on plan. Hope you and df work things out this weekend

Schmoodle you poor thing :hug: your not whinning we are your friends and you are suppose to come to us when thingas are bothering you. I'm sorry your having a hard time if you think a week on phase 1 is what you need than give it a try. Good luck!

that pic is too cute Stephanie

I hope you find that extra cushion you need Tammie

:wave: Cat, PHX, & LC

ME- Nothing to exciting here today. Tonight dh & I are going to the comedy show to see Tim Wilson. I still say it should be Friday

GONNABE165
02-07-2008, 09:30 AM
Morning Bella we were simul posting - have a great OP day

femmecreole
02-07-2008, 09:33 AM
Bella, I just sliced them very very thin, tossed them with a little olive oil and sprinkled them with some kosher salt and baked them on cookie sheets on very low heat for a long time...kind of like potato chips.

and, oh, yeah, re survivor...definately good old James since he's from LA...but I just love Yau-man (sic) too. Can't stand that Johnny Fairplay though. yuck.

bellaluna
02-07-2008, 09:42 AM
Cat, yum! I'll have to try them...thanks for sharing! What would be a low heat for a long time (I'm not very good at cooking)...like 200 for 30 minutes? Or...? And Johnny Fairplay = yuck. I totally agree!!!!!

Hi Gonna! :)

femmecreole
02-07-2008, 09:44 AM
Cat, yum! I'll have to try them...thanks for sharing! What would be a low heat for a long time (I'm not very good at cooking)...like 200 for 30 minutes? Or...? And Johnny Fairplay = yuck. I totally agree!!!!!

Hi Gonna! :)

More like 200 for a couple of hours...you just have to keep checking them. I'm thinking about maybe getting a dehydrator.

PHinsUP!
02-07-2008, 09:53 AM
good morning Chick-a-dees,
What a crappy day yesterday!
I was having a nice quiet day then my DH came and picked me up for work, and while we were driving to the bank first, he got a phone call from one of the counselors at the school he works at and ALL **** broke loose!!! This moron of an educator, didn't have a clue what my hubby was trying to say to him, OK doofus, even I know if your hard drive crashes and burns...you LOSE your files, they're isn't a recovery process! Oh and he was supposed to be saving important files in a specific file that put it on the server..not on his laptop's hard drive! he was getting really snippy with my DH, and the more he talked they more angry DH got!...and of course when he gets off the phone, he starts stressing about $$ issues! and we end up in a screaming cursing fight..and then I get dropped off at work! what a great way to start my work day!
Needless to say after a day like that...I ended up bringing home pizza and wings for dinner...i sure didn't feel like cooking, and I was still depressed! But when DH picked up the first thing he said to me was that he was sorry, and we ended up having a pleasant night, of course I still ate a couple of small slices and a few buffalo wings!..oh well. After all, Tomorrow is another day!
Tina

GONNABE165
02-07-2008, 10:12 AM
Bella to answer your question about the movie Juno - yes I would recommend it it is a very cute movie - better recommended for sitting at home

Morning Tina

beachgal
02-07-2008, 10:26 AM
Hey, Chickies! :wave:

Quick fly-by...I have a dozen students who've popped in to say that they'll be in later. Many of them are working on a project that I'm not enjoying helping them with...it's really hard for them and for some reason, hard for me to explain. :shrug:

Hope everyone is doing well...especially those of you in the tornado region. I second Cottage's thoughts...be safe and well, okay? :hug:

Not too much going on here--same old, same old. Gym after work, and then I'm going to a friend's to play Bunko for the first time. I'm bringing veggies and hummus and know someone's bringing fruit, so I think I'll be okay with snacks. The big this is if I'll be able to get dinner in before I leave...yikes!

Have a great day! :sunny:

beachgal
02-07-2008, 10:28 AM
Oh, you know I had to look at the photos! ;)

Pacer, your pups are just snuggle-heavenly! I want to climb on the couch with them! What cutie-pies! :love:

Cottage, your Audrey is just a doll...absolutely LOVE her costume!!!! :D

Cajun Girl
02-07-2008, 10:31 AM
Morning ladies!!!!!!!!!!!

TK- Puppies- love them of course love them more when someone else has to stay up at night with them!

Tina I can so relate---------- My lovely fiance-- and I got into it last night also, I am still so angry this morning! Cant believe he can be so selfish at times!

Good news out of it though--(always find a positive!) I didnt turn to food- I stuck with my plan ate right ! AND I think my anger speed up my metabolism b/c I lost 3.5 lbs when I got on the scale this morning-- Of course, I know it was probably weight that I had put on from TOM that just fell back off but still -- it kinda felt like a reward for not turning to bad food in times of distress!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

GONNABE165
02-07-2008, 10:34 AM
Hi laurie hope you enjoy your evening playing bunko

Cajun good for you for not turning to food and for that the scale went down & not up

tomandkara
02-07-2008, 10:41 AM
Hey gals! Count us among the east coasters now!!! The flights went quite well, albeit long, and we arrived safe and sound. Seoul to Tokyo was a short two hours. They forgot to bring the stroller and baby backpack to the gate for me, so after getting too far from the plane, thinking they had taken them somewhere farther away, and having to backtrack they called to the next gate (because, really, I need the stroller at the entrance to the NEXT airplane, and not at the one I'm getting off of with three young kids and six carry-on bags...). Twenty minutes later our things got there and we had to go through upstairs, through security, back through security, and then downstairs to find out we'd literally arrived at the gate NEXT TO the one where our connecting flight was leaving. It took us twenty minutes of waiting for the stroller and then thirty minutes to walk a net distance of twenty feet! But we made it before the plane was boarding. We had the last row of seats, which ended up not being too bad because we had an extra seat in our row so Avery got her own seat (I had brought a car seat just in case this might happen), making the long flight MUCH easier on my lap! The kids all slept a little bit, ate a little bit, watched a little bit of movies, annoyed each other a little bit, and were generally excellent. Avery HATED the airplane bathroom and was caught in her own little struggle of not wanting to pee in her diaper and really not wanting to pee in the weird potty. Poor thing. Luckily, she didn't mind the toilets in the airport so we made it through OK. We landed in Minneapolis with about three hours to go until our last flight was going to board. They sent us to the front of the customs line since I guess I looked like I needed a little break, and there was even a children's play area at that airport just a couple gates down from where we needed to be, so the wait wasn't bad. The last flight was only two hours long and my dad picked us up at the airport in Philly and then we had dinner with my parents before heading over to Tom's dad's to shower and hit the sack. We were all in bed by 10:30 and the kids are still asleep now (although Avery woke up several times before I finally just put her in the bed with me). Kadyn woke up at about 2:00 in the morning crying, "I want to go back to Korea!" I was expecting "because Daddy is there" or "I want my bunny" or something like that, but she wanted a granola bar! She thought they only had granola bars in Korea!!! I promised her I'd get her one at the store today and all was well. Last time we made this trip, they slept until past noon their first day back, so we'll see what the record is today.

It's good to be home.

I called Tom this morning and he finally got his orders, so he's been scheduling the moving appointments and all. He found out he has to do two five-week courses before he can start his job in Germany, but they don't start until May and he can't take them simultaneously, so basically at this point he either has to stay in Korea until May (which Korea isn't happy about because that means they'd be a man short because no one could come in until Tom finishes the class since he'd be still assigned to Korea) or else we would all go to Germany and get settled and then he'd leave a month later for ten weeks. I told him he needs to get into a class in March/April so the kids and I can just stay here with the family while he goes to Florida for the class. We'll see what happens. Boy, just when you think you have everything set...

Hi to everyone! I'll jump back into personals tomorrow.

Kara

SAnativegirl
02-07-2008, 10:44 AM
What a beautiful mouse!

I wanna puppy............I lost my beloved old Beau last September 10 and miss him so.........16 yr old lab/chow mix who was my one and only. It
was one of the hardest thing I had to do when putting him to sleep. I was crying so much, the doctor gently persuaded me to leave the room. But I'm
not sure I can get another one.

DH made an apple crisp last night with the last remaining gala apple, it was good. had sprinkles of cinnamon, splenda, kashi cereal crushed up, diet margarine and a little SF whipped topping. ummmmmmmmmmmm
I sound the opposite of schmoodle! when will your husband return?

Schmoodle
02-07-2008, 10:46 AM
Hi Kara, glad to hear you are all safely arrived!

tkglenn
02-07-2008, 10:47 AM
bella-my hippie name is primrose. that's so cute.

kara-i know what it's like to fly long hours. oddly, i miss it.

GONNABE165
02-07-2008, 10:52 AM
Kara I am so glad to hear yall made it safe & sound. The family must ahve been excited to see you. Good luck with Tom's class situation.

SAnativegirl
02-07-2008, 11:28 AM
My hippie name is - Cayenne!
Yeah, OK- I like it hot and spicy!

Kim_Star060404
02-07-2008, 12:04 PM
Hey everyone. Quick check-in for me. My stats test went okay this morning. I froze on the first question, but the rest of them seemed to go really well.

Work is pretty busy this morning as I have Board of Director's meeting agendas to prepare and mail. Fun, fun. Tonight we're having leftovers for dinner as it's clean house and do laundry night. My parents and sister will be here for a weekend visit tomorrow afternoon.

Hope everyone will have a great day!!

Schmoodle
02-07-2008, 12:06 PM
bella, My hippie name is Lolita - huh? I didn't know that WAS a hippy name.
Chocolate does the trick too LC!
Cute puppies Stephanie! Thanks for the understanding shoulder!
tammie, DH is away a lot so if this is going to be a lifestyle change I have to be able to cope when he's not here too. He's not military, he's merchant marine.
Laurie, I keep forgetting to tell you how much I like your little bunny with the ear warmers.
Tina, sorry you had a rough evening last night. Wasn't the zydeco soup yours? It was yummy!
Hi Kim!

Anybody got a facebook account? I just set one up. Send me a personal message if you want to be friends.

tammie00
02-07-2008, 12:10 PM
Smoodle what is facebook?

My hippy name is Skye.

Tammie

Schmoodle
02-07-2008, 12:21 PM
Facebook is a social networking website, where you set up your own page and your designated friends can visit and see your pictures and leave messages. It was originally for college students, but now lots of people use it, I guess. I set it up so I could keep in touch with college DD, but it looks like it will be lots of fun. I already found an old friend from High School.

Pearlrose
02-07-2008, 12:52 PM
Hi Chickies,

Not much going on here this week, just busy with work and kids schedule.

Kara glad to hear that you made it back to the states safe and sound. Hopefully Tom will be able to get into the class earlier.

Cottage your daughter is so cute, love seeing pictures..

Hope everyone else's day is still going well.

little chick
02-07-2008, 12:56 PM
I have facebook, I just love love love it. I will send you a pm and we can hook up......

cottagebythesea
02-07-2008, 02:35 PM
It feels so decadent to sit down with my feet propped up and a cup of tea in the middle of the afternoon! You chicks sure are a chatty bunch today, we have a really great group here, don't you think? :)

Kara I'm glad you are back home safe and sound and had an uneventful trip. I hope it doesn't take your wee ones too long to adjust to the new time zone! That's typical about the military screwing up with Tom's classes. Even after being out of the military for 25 years, some things never change. ;) I hope it all works out just fine for you.

Schmoodle Looks like we're both at the same place right now. I've been trying to figure out what I've been doing wrong, too. :( It seems like I'm just not satisfied anymore, and I don't know why. I made that Breakfast Cheesecake the other day, and I just can't leave that darned stuff alone. I should probably just toss the rest of it out. Today I had a bad run-in with a jar of peanutbutter. :( Do you think maybe it's just a case of the wintertime blues?

Stephanie, cute puppy pictures!

Laurie, have fun at Bunko tonight! Years ago I was in a Bunco group that would get together once a month and we'd have so much fun, but I haven't played in ages. You're going to love it!

HI! to everyone else. I'm glad you all enjoyed the 'mouse" picture. Audrey isn't my daughter (although she's as close as one!). She's my surrogate granddaughter, one of the little girls that I nanny.

bellaluna
02-07-2008, 04:42 PM
Y'all have the best hippie chick names!!!!! :D

Kara, whew, what a trip! Welcome back to the States! Are you going to be in Germany for awhile eventually, or just your DH?

Ok, seriously, can you all please send me a vibe to lose that last .5 today??? I'm going crazy being so close and not there yet (though I don't know why, since I'm just going to set up another mini-goal). Sigh.

GONNABE165
02-07-2008, 04:45 PM
:goodvibes nothing but good vibes for you bella Good luck :goodvibes

i ate my skinny me
02-07-2008, 06:22 PM
HI all,
Newby lurker here who just wanted to say hello and hope everyone has a great day-evening.
Regards,
Angie

CyndiM
02-07-2008, 06:28 PM
Kara! :wave: Just had to jump in for minute to say hello and glad to hear you all made it without incident :)

Now back to cooking and other evening activities.

phxsunflower
02-07-2008, 06:30 PM
I made it back in the same day!!! It must be a good day.

My hippie name is Storm. Some that know me (brothers and sisters)would probably agree with that.

Kara glad you made it. Enjoy the family:hug: always love coming home.

I am going to check out the stickys for phase 2 and try to learn so more tonight. Try to catch up on all that I missed but.....

Not much but family and homework this evening will try to check in tomorrow.

cottagebythesea
02-07-2008, 06:39 PM
:welcome3: Angie! I'm glad you decided to join us! :)

Ok, I just checked my hippie name. It's Cypress. :)

HistoryChick
02-07-2008, 07:42 PM
Hello Ladies,

I've been mia this week....The weather here went from cold to warm and is going back to cold this weekend....so my sinuses have been driving me crazy:(
Aside from being sick, I've been doing pretty good on the beach. DH has been supportive and he seems to like the meals I've been fixing at dinner. We're both off work tomorrow so we'll be turning in our taxes. I hope everyone is having a good evening.

Neko
02-07-2008, 08:39 PM
Hi! I survived making our centerpiece for the Blue and Gold. Who knew tissue-paper flower making skills would come in handy. I think I'm going to wander into my kitchen now and finally make myself some dinner.