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02-26-2008, 06:51 AM
Good Morning girlfriends. Sorry to not get to repost yesterday, but I was reading them! See, work was frustrating so when I got home (after working out at curves) I sort of vegged! See, work wants me to "benchmark" . So when I tore into the financials (mind you, ijust started here) I found (no real surprise) the statements the accountants published and the statements in the system do NOT match. And some of the questions being asked to benchmark will take a few days to gather the information. Nowmind you, I'm suppose to have this done with my everyday work. I've cleaned up messes before, but this is like 3rd world war hit!!!!!!!

OK< enough ranting. So Joe's still planning on moving out. Why are people (myself included) so thickheaded that we do not allow ourselves to learn from others, especially our parents? Why do we insist on making the same mistakesothers make? Why do teens think they know it all?????????? I know it will turn out alright in the long run, but I'm afraid for him, no job and wanting to move out? (he's moving in with some friends who will have the money for awhile). It's not like the kid has a lot of chores or can't go where he wants when he wants! (he's 18, so basically goes when and where, and he vacuums once a week and takes garbage out, i'm a slave driver).

Over all he's a decent kid. Most people who know him absolutely love him. He's got a great sense of humor and basically a good head on his shoulders. freedom. At what price?

OK, wow, I really ranting.

have an enjoyable day all.

02-26-2008, 07:19 AM
Loriann, sorry you are having such a rough week! Maybe if Joe gets out in the real world and discovers he is not prepared for it, he'll move back home.

It is storming here. Rain pouring in buckets, thunder, lightening and chance of hail. Hope it slacks up by the time I have to leave for school.

My dehydrator came in last night and of course I had to play with it. I meant to get some yams to dry for the dogs and forgot, so I dug in the freezer and found a pack of edamame and dried them overnight. Pretty Neat. I think I'll take some to school as a snack today.

DD called last night and is so exited about coming home. I asked her if she had a list of food she wanted me to fix for her. She said "All I have on my list right now is oysters and just fix whatever you want to fix. I can't wait to have real food cause I'm pretty sick of Subway" She doesn't cook for some reason. Amazes me cause she comes from a long line of cooks. I hate to think of all of those passed down recipes stopping with me. Maybe I'll have a daughter in law that is into cooking...

Hope everyone has a great day!

02-26-2008, 07:23 AM
:coffee2: Cheers!

I woke up with a bit of a headache and a little stuffiness this morning. I'm trying to nip it in the bud with some Zicam, that usually does the trick. At least I don't have too much to do this morning, just finishing up the laundry and a trip to the post office.

Loriann, it's a shame that teens usually insist on learning lessons the hard way. Do you think it's wise for him to move in with his friends without having a job? A big part of leaving the nest is to act responsibly and be able to pay your own way. I worry that it may ruin his relationship with his friends if they have to carry all the financial responsibilities without him contributing. Of course, it's none of my business, but you seem to be concerned about him, and I don't blame you. We all want the best for our children. :hug:

02-26-2008, 07:28 AM
Cat, Good morning! Have fun with your dehydrator! My mother gave me her old one, but it doesn't have any instructions with it so I haven't used it. Maybe I'll get it out and try to find out how it works. We must be sharing the same weather system, heavy rains are moving into our area right now, too.

02-26-2008, 07:33 AM
Wow, take a shower and the place is hopping! Femm, Joe's stubborn, he may be back, but he may make it work. Linda, he says he's going to get a job, and will take out student loan to help with the finances. Split between them, he's only got to pay abut 200 a month for rent, plus his food. ****, thats cheap! hhmmm, perhaps I can find a man to pay my bills so I can stay home... let me think... nnnaaaahhhh, they too much heardache! hahaha. As for him moving out... Well, Allen is an orphan living at a friends house, who's mother wants him out. And Dorothy (Alans gf) is also an orphan who's grandparents have kicked her out by the end of this month. They both receive SS bens. and Alan just received his inheritance, so they HAVE to get a place. Joe's like a brother to them both and they wouldn't have it any other way. Besides, Joe's the one with all the furniture! they have beds, but Joe has the table, futon for couch, dressers, kitchen supplies, towels... etc. See, as time went on the past couple years, JOe has been collecting at yardsales, or my hand outs. Is it wise"? when he can stay home for free? I think not, but try convincing an 18 yr old boy that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

02-26-2008, 07:35 AM
Fem, I guess I'm confused why people even dehydrate food! I like the food with the water in it!!!!!!!!!!!

02-26-2008, 07:38 AM
Loriann, actually I bought it for one of my dogs! He has allergies and is very addicted to rawhide chews which we had to take him off of (along with having to buy hypoallergenic food for him) . I ordered some yam chews for him and he loves them, but at almost $20 a bag with shipping, it would be about 100 per month!! So I decided to try to make my own. Vet bills have been running around 200 per month and we have to get to the bottom of what he is allergic to. I found out that 40% of dogs are allergic to rawhide chews and we are hoping that it was the problem.

02-26-2008, 07:47 AM
awe, poor pup! Good luck with this!!!!!!!!!!!!

02-26-2008, 07:51 AM
Sounds like a major handful there. Didn't you hear you know everything when your 16 and get dumber as you get older. I'm downright ******ed by now. I'm amazed at people who can work with money. I'd be worse than a nuclear hit with that kind of thing.
We are grocery shopping today. Trying to figure out how we're going to handle my work needs and still keep with the diet. I've been doing all the cooking here so I don't know if I should make batches of stuff and freeze it or try to teach my hubby the recipies. He can cook he's just uncertain still of the parameters of the diet. Many of my dishes are ethnic and a little tricky. He loves the cooking. Time for my walk.

02-26-2008, 07:52 AM
Morning Chicks!

Wow, it's hopping in here and I haven't had my first cup!

Loriann - I really think that sometimes it's just time for kids to move out. Hopefully he will land on his feet without too much stress. My daughter went from demanding, never buying anything on sale or putting off what she wanted to super responsible and frugal. Having life experience makes us more nervous about the whole process than they are :) For them it's just an adventure.

Cat - Ooohhh edamame - haven't tried that. I must admit I bought my dehydrator for food preserving purposes but became addicted to it for snack making. I'm pretty sure that says something about my priorities ;)

Cottage - Good luck with that headache. Lots of nasty flu germs going around up here.

Well we're in for another storm. I am -so- sick of winter at this point. We were just getting enough melt that we could see out the bottom of our driveway but this storm will put an end to that. I'm going in this morning but assume I'll be home early and tomorrow morning.

I'm stuck on another stupid plateau. Lost and regained the same 2 lbs over and over for the last 2 weeks. Grrrr. I only expected to lose 4 this month and I did that in the first two weeks but this is still frustrating. I'm thinking about trying the couch to 5K program - will check with my PT this morning to see what she thinks. I'm also going to ask her about our local Curves. I figure it always helps to mix things up a little.

Well off to another day in snow land. Have a good day all!

02-26-2008, 08:31 AM
Good morning ladies! I just got back from my run - had to get it in before the rain hit or else I'd be on the DREADmill again and I just couldn't face that, so I set the alarm and got my tush out of bed early. Felt good!

Loriann, hope this is a real, positive learning experience for Joe. Sounds like the group of them are all leaning on each other a bit so the best scenario is that this kicks him into gear and he really uses the opportunity to take off! Gosh, those days are going to be here before I know it...

Cat, I'm sure you'll find great uses for your dehydrator. I need to dig mine out when we get to Germany and get it working. I'd love to try doing tomatoes in the summer!

Linda, I bet you can look on line for some dehydrator instructions. For mine you just brush whatever you've sliced with some lemon juice and let it sit until it's done. I bet you can find a table of the times for different fruits and veggies somewhere in cyberspace!

Cyndi, hope you find a good exercise program to move into! I've heard great things about the C25K, although I've never tried it myself. Once the weather clears up for you all you could do your running/walking outside!

Jen, I vote for sitting down with that man and giving him the run-down on the diet. I bet he'll come up with some really interesting and different things on his own! And it can't hurt to have a freezer stash just in case...

I forgot to fold my laundry yesterday so I need to get that done this morning. I have to schedule an oil change and look into getting the kids into a gymnastics class since we'll be here another couple months. I got a lot done yesterday, but then kept thinking of things to put on that List, so now I still have more to accomplish!

Better get started!


02-26-2008, 09:26 AM
Spring is definitely coming if you check this out. ( There are some days when I just keep that playing in the background and it looks like today will be one of those days.

Cindi, we are expecting 8" of snow before noon with no end in sight. It's good insulation for my garden but is getting pretty ridiculous!

Loriann, my son moved out at 18 to live with some buddies and never looked back! He very quickly learned the value of money and learned to cook. Some times we just have to bite the bullet and let them go.

Cat, your daughter may decide to go with her cooking heritage a bit later. She sounds as if she likes food and that's a good start.

Kara, it sounds to me like you are thoroughly enjoying being "home". I'm so glad your visit with Cottage was good. I wish I could have joined you.

Spirit, "ethnic" recipes intrigue me. Where are you in "God's country"? If I make it to Halifax this Spring, I may be able to grab you for a coffee.

Today is the day I am finally finished with whining. Now that I know there is no infection in the knee, it's time to just get on with life. The revised pain meds are helping a bit so I'm going to just push on and get the knee back in shape. I want to be able to get in my car and drive! Driving with just one leg is not an option.

OK - on with Terrific Tuesday! :cheer:

02-26-2008, 09:47 AM
Morning chicks! The weather here is suppose to be a bit crazy today with storms and such.

Loriann I hope your week gets better

Cat sounds like your daughter has great taste cause I just love crawfish & oysters

Spirit I'm sure you and hubby will come up with a plan that works for yall

Good luck Cyndi

Hi Kara

Ruth I am so glad to hear there is no infecetion

Not much on plan for today except work and this evening I will work in the spare room and of course watch biggest loser, mat even hit th treadmil or elitical.

02-26-2008, 10:06 AM
UGH it's snowing and like everyone else I have had enough!

Loriann My middle DD recently moved out of my ex's house and I stress everyday to say the least. She is the one I always knew I would have to worry about. I guess as parents we just have to let them fly and be there for them if they need us.

cottage hope you kick whatever is trying to make you sick to the curb fast!

Cat I had no idea so many dogs were allergic to rawhide, my poor furkids would be lost without theirs, I just had to buy in bulk at sams for them because they were going through them so quick!

Spirit & Cyndi you are both doing great, I know you will both get through this planning & rough spot with flying colors!

Kara Your such a busy lady, I don't know how you keep up!

Ruth glad to hear you are infection free!

Gonna :wave:

Me today is my 8th wedding anniversary, really just wanting a gym membership but think DH has other plans! He is wanting me to leave early today so we can go out so it's off to work for me, lots to do today!

02-26-2008, 10:12 AM
Happy anniversary, Stephanie! Our eighth was this summer! Maybe he's planning on taking you TO the gym???

Ruth, I'm glad to hear there's no infection! I bet your knee just feels warm because all that blood is pumping through it, trying to heal you up quickly.

Gonna, hope you weather the crazy weather OK! Enjoy your TV time tonight!

I've gotten the laundry upstairs from the basement but haven't actually folded it yet. I *did* find time to make a really yummy spinach, mushroom, and onion omelet, though, and sliced up some yellow grapefruit to go with it. I do have my priorities!


02-26-2008, 10:35 AM
Morning All

Sounds like you all have busy days ahead of you. I'm celebrating today as it's the first day that it didn't get below freezing last night. Maybe Spring is finally on the way.

I hope you all have a GREAT day.

02-26-2008, 10:47 AM
Happy Anniversary Stephanie Hope your evening plans are nice

02-26-2008, 10:54 AM
Happy Tuesday Morning, everyone!!

2 days, 1 hour, 20 minutes and 15 seconds....

Loriann: What a horrid situation at work! I'm sure you'll get everything balanced and under control soon. Don't know what to say about Joe. I moved out at 18 and never looked back. I always got along great with my parents and sisters, but when it was time to get out on my own, I did. I'm sure everything will work out for the best. :hug:

Cat: I've always, always wanted a food dehydrator!! I'm very jealous-even if you did buy it for the dog! Let us know how his/her allergies do. Our lab has allergies and you're right, the cost can be ridiculous sometimes. Enjoy your edamame!

Cottage: I hope you get to feeling better after the Zicam! Have a good day and I hope you get some rest.

Spirit: How great that your DH is willing to learn new recipes. I love my DH's cooking, but it's all his old family recipes and they are full of salt and sat. fats and carbs and yuck! My stomach aches just thinking about it! I personally am big on doubling recipes and freezing. That seems to work best on nights when I'm in class. I hope you get a system figured out!

Cyndi: I'm sorry about your plateau. I think your idea of mixing up your workout is a great one - I'm sure it will help get you over the hump! I wish the spring would come for you. I'd tell you about our weather, but I'm afraid you'd come over and kick my butt for opening my mouth! ;)

Kara: I'm really proud of you and how you're staying busy and getting things done while Tom is away. WTG on your run! I abandoned the treadmill a long time ago, but DH just let it go a few weekends ago. It's amazing how much better his knees feel after running on the track or road instead of that stupid treadmill.

Ruth: Thank goodness for the spring. The only bad thing is that it makes me want to spend money on our gardens!! I'm glad there is no infection in your knee. I wish I could be there to whip it into shape for you (or at least drive you around)!

:wave:, Gonna! Have a great day!

Happy Anniversary, Stephanie! I hope tonight is fun for you and DH! I'm sure he's got something great planned.

waquilter: Hi! Have a great day!

Me: Too much going on here. Work is crazy and we're down to the wire again. Regardless, I'm leaving Thursday, so people better get stuff on my desk fast if I'm going to approve it before I leave. :dizzy: Tonight is working out - going to start riding my bike again - and housecleaning. I'm so excited about NM, I could burst. We're really looking forward to it and it's practically all I think about. The only things keeping me grounded right now are my work deadlines and my Statistics test on Thursday. But, once that test is over, we hit the road and I will not be held responsible for what occurs! ;)

Well, the work's not going to get done unless I do it. See you all later!!

2 days, 1 hour, 3 minutes and 35 seconds....

02-26-2008, 11:00 AM
Kim, I can feel the excitement in your post! You are going to have a terrific time!!!

WAquilter, glad you're checking in. Hope spring is around the corner for you!


02-26-2008, 11:29 AM

02-26-2008, 12:03 PM
good morning chicks. Nothing much going on. DD slept throughout the night which I didn't think she would due to her surgery yesterday. She used whine all the time now she discovered she has a voice and cries. I don't know what is more annoying the whining or the crying. I know she in discomfort but she's fine when she's distracted by her brothers. She just didn't want to go to sleep last night. They gave her some pain killer that's supposed to knock her out but she ended up crying herself to sleep. I layed on the floor next to her bed till she fell asleep. I was so tired that when I crawled into bed I passed out. I didn't even here my phone ring and my DH called 13 times (he's got a big issue about me not answering the phone last night and is pissed about it). After DH woke me up last night because he was pissed I didn't answer the phone, DD looked at him and said, "daddy" all happily, laid down, and went back to sleep. I am so sick of feeling like more and more that everything is my fault. I hurt so much when it comes to my hubby's PTSD and stupid things he gets upset about. Someone mentioned to me to write a journal to get my feelings out. I think I will. I love my DH dearly but I always feel like i'm at fault for everything and i can't ever get a break. Anyways, sorry about the vent. Needed to get it out. Everyone....have a nice day.

02-26-2008, 12:13 PM
tk - I really feel for you. I was hoping things might have gotten better once you talked to your husband's counselor. I am glad to hear the surgery went well. I hope you can get some better sleep tonight.

I had a long meeting yesterday about the Wood Badge course I am going to be scribe for in the Fall. I feel good about it. He is not having me do the website which would normally be one of my jobs because he knows I just have too much on my plate right now.

I finished updating my Twilight Camp document today and sent that to the guy putting it on the district website so that is going forward and I talked to the guy who is doing the billing.

Tonight is Blue and Gold Banquet so I'm going to relax and focus on our pack tonight and not worry about district or council.

I decided to work from home today so I could spend more time working and less time traveling. I've had to help others in my team with a lot of stuff lately and it's made it hard to keep up with my work. Brian and I got the weed and feed down last night and checked out the sprinkler system to water it. It looks like we will still be able to use the front yard's sprinklers even though the pool cut the lines in the backyard. Eventually, I might try to see if something can be done for the back but for now I can hand water. Brian wanted to play cards last night so I did that instead of working on the scouting stuff. He is my top priority and other stuff can come later.

02-26-2008, 12:24 PM
barb-my son has a pack meeting tonight and I feel so bad because he really wants to go but unable to because DH has to work and DD just had surgery and isn't completely herself. yeah, i thought things would've gotten better also once i talked to his counselor. He even went in to talk to him the Friday after I spoke with the counselor but counselor didn't really tell him anything except for the fact that there are counseling groups at the VA but that's it, oh and that i'm really concerned about him and care about him alot but that's it. That totally frustrated me because i went to him hoping that he would be able to help but didn't. Things are still progressingly getting worse. He's starting to throw things now when he's frustrated or mad. He doesn't throw things at me or the kids but he still throws things and I get so frustrated with him about it and hurt over the whole thing.

little chick
02-26-2008, 01:22 PM
Afternoon chickies a quickie for me cuz the kiddos will be home off the bus soon. I am feeling a wee bit better today, woke up stuffy but taking my vitiams and now that I am moving about things are clearing up.
I spent all morning working on tax stuff. I this time of year. Between that and organising the dance fundraisers life is crazy. Well big hugs to all you that need it actually I sent a big hug to all of you. Must dash and get the afternoon stuff ready. Have a great night.

02-26-2008, 01:37 PM
Hi chicks, yeesh, this is gonna be one of those days! This is the first chance I've had to hop on here. I didn't get breakfast until 10, so I hope it won't be too challenging to stay on plan today.

Have a great vaca, Kim! And good luck on that test.
Happy Anniversary Steph!
Feel better cottage!
Ruth, glad you don't have to worry about an infection. Now you can focus on getting yourself mobile. I'm sure you are tired of being housebound by now.
Barb, I don't know how you manage to get so much stuff done. You always sound like you've got it all under control. Between single parentage, work, house, and other stuff, I always feel like I'm buried.
Loriann, maybe you should feel lucky. I guess lessons learned the hard way are the ones that stick! DS will figure it out because he has to! At least he knows he has you as a security net, but I think it's great he's ready to try and take on the world at his age. Consider the alternative! I know a lady who still has her unemployed 40-year-old unmarried son living at home. He has just never left. Of course, he couldn't still be there if she didn't allow it. Hope you get things at work straightened out quickly.
Cat, my DD1 doesn't cook either. Her idea of home cooking is something frozen she can stick in the microwave. I did try to teach her, but gave up after she burned up a few of my pans. It became a safety issue. I've got my hopes pinned on DS and DD2.
Hi Cyndi, thanks for giving me hope with DD1. She still has a lot of growing up to do before she can take care of herself. What age did it happen for your DD?
Kara, you're like me I think. If we ever didn't have a list or got to the end of our list, then what would happen?
Have a great day Gonna and waquilter!
Go ahead and vent tk! That's what we're here for. Glad DD came through things so well. Why would you feel like the phone thing was your fault? I think exhaustion is a pretty good reason to not answer!

Okay, I'm supposed to be on my lunch hour, so I think I'll run to the library. I'm not hungry yet since I ate bfast so late. Buried under work and it's a gray and gloomy day here. Poor DS had a field trip today, hiking Sugarloaf, rain, snow or shine. Haven't had a chance to do my WATP, but I may not get to it today. I have done it every day for the last 8 except for my two travel days though, so I think I'm okay.

02-26-2008, 01:37 PM
tk - Can you call your den leader or one of the other parents and see if they would bring your son? If he is normally pretty well behaved they might be willing to do it. I find it hard to ask for help but sometimes I just have to for Brian's sake. If your husband has started to throw things then it could easily escalate into violence toward you or one of the kids. Even if he doesn't mean to hurt you, it can happen. It sounds like he needs Anger Management counseling (which is probably normal with PTSD, I suspect). Would he go to a VA group if you helped get it set up? I am just afraid things will escalate. :hug:

02-26-2008, 01:39 PM
Hi lc, I was thinking about you and about to write on your facebook wall. Just wondering if you were all healthy yet, and how you are doing. I was wondering about PHinsUP too, she hasn't been around lately. Think I'll go check her fbook out. I haven't been on mine much lately either.

02-26-2008, 01:49 PM
On my lunch break I did this 33 minute H/I workout on th elliptical an boy did it feel good. The crazy weathers moving in now & suppose to get worse as the day goes.

Kim you have so much excitement in your words it makes me feel like I'm going on vacation too.

:hug: TK

Glad your feeling better LC

Hi Schmoodle

02-26-2008, 02:17 PM
Tawnya, I'm sorry to hear things are so rough for you. Is there any way your husband can switch counselors? This one just doesn't seem to be making the grade.

Schmoodle, I think you are 100% right. What *would* I do if I got to the end of my list??? Good luck getting everything done today!

LC, glad to hear you're feeling better! Hope you're 100% soon!

Barbara, what card game did you play? Glad the front sprinklers will still work! I spent three summers in California going outside every half hour for three hours in the morning and evening, moving sprinklers and it would've been SO much easier to have a sprinkler system!

Whew. This day is more than half way done already!


02-26-2008, 02:54 PM
kara - We played poker (five card draw). We play for chips but not money. We've also been playing mah johgg. We do have a couple of sprinkler heads that need some work or need replacing but that isn't hard.

02-26-2008, 05:01 PM
I played mah jong through all of my nights of insomnia in my third trimester with Connor!

I know we've all said this over and over, but it's so true...Brian is so lucky to have you for a mom! :hug: