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cottagebythesea
03-14-2008, 08:08 AM
I can't believe it! I indulged in a bit of a sleep-in, and I'm still the first one here!

I'm going to get my coffee going, but I"ll be back in a flash. :)


CyndiM
03-14-2008, 08:20 AM
Good morning Cottage. I've got a full pot of coffee - want a cup?

I'm just starting slow, making ,my to do list for the next three days. I am taking most of today off, just have a mailing to process. I brought the pieces home because it's still easier to do at home and will take 1/4 of the time without interruptions. I'm going to try to get out for a walk again before the weather starts. It was sooo nice to walk outside yesterday!

Smells like my cereal is ready so I'll be back! I've become addicted to Bob's Red Mill 5 grain cereal with homemade apple/pear sauce. :drool:

Ruthxxx
03-14-2008, 08:23 AM
Good for you, Cottage. You NEVER sleep in! CindiM, please pass me a bowl of that cereal - it sounds good.

Hersh and I were up before seven after a late night. The Pypers didn't come for Bailey until after ten and then we had to talk, have pizza, etc. They were very tired and Glen had work this morning so they didn't stay overnight. It was interesting and fun having two dogs again except Bailey made me think about (and miss) my Lucy.

Today I need to go to the next Village for a wee shop and maybe a Library visit. I plan to organize my taxes later and will get started on the simple returns I've volunteered to do for some seniors here in the village. I can't do ours until I get the last remaining investment slips but I'm in no hurry as we'll owe. In Canada we're not due until April 30.

No snow happening today and the temps will finally get above freezing! I hope the snowbanks start to shrink.

Have a great Friday.


ladybugnessa
03-14-2008, 08:40 AM
Good Morning my SBD friends. I will NOT be beaching it today. IT's my birthday and a friend baked a cake. My DH wants to go for Japanese steakhouse for dinner.... we will indulge....

have a great day!

cottagebythesea
03-14-2008, 08:43 AM
Thanks for that coffee, Cyndi! It got me going until mine was ready. :) We're getting some weather later today, too, but thank goodness it'll be just rain. Hope you get your walk in, I'm going to mall-walk today!

Ruth, it did feel good to sleep in, but I needed it. I had an awful time trying to fall asleep last night, and kept waking up through the night. I feel like I've already lost a good bit of the day, though. Mornings are my best time, I can get so much done.

My girlies called me last night. :D Audrey got to swim with the dolphins and couldn't wait to tell me all about it! She's been wanting to do that ever since we were in Jamaica and she was too young. Maggie said she got to kiss and pet the dolphins, so both girls are just having the time of their lives. This will be a vacation they'll remember for a long time. :)

I'm heading to the mall as soon as it opens. I'm going to have a proper bra fitting at Macy's, then indulge in a bit of shopping therapy. I have to stop off for groceries on the way home, so I can make Loriann's recipe for Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi w/Citrus Soy Sauce. I'm going to substitute salmon for the mahi-mahi though.

What are your plans for the day?

cottagebythesea
03-14-2008, 08:46 AM
:balloons: :celebrate: :bday2you: :hb: Happy Birthday, NESSA! :hb: :bday2you: :celebrate: :balloons:

femmecreole
03-14-2008, 08:50 AM
Happy Happy Birthday, Nessa!! Have a great day and enjoy your indulgences!!!

Wishing everyone else a wonderful day too!

I got a lot of work done this morning, hopped on fluidity bar, got in a long hot bath, now off to breakfast and school.
Some friends called and inivited us to go to Fairhope Alabama tomorrow for an arts festival that sounds like a lot of fun. Guess I have to go to the grocery store and get some "snackie" stuff to take in the car. Guess I'll do some deviled eggs for "breakfast", then some laughing cow, triscuits, fruit and maybe some of my "frozen fruit yogurt". Hopefully they'll have something "good" to eat out there and if not I'll be prepared.

I got some good news yesterday that my oldest son got an internship for the summer in a town close to here and will be spending the summer with us. (He's a construction management major) I'm thrilled. Both of my boys are graduating in December and it will be great to have them both here to "baby" for the summer.

Schmoodle
03-14-2008, 08:54 AM
:woo::celebrate::balloons::celebrate::woo::bday2: Nessa! Have a great time!
Glad you are enjoying your days off appropriately cottage!
Hooray for no snow Ruth! Glad you are getting out of the house. When I owe I wait until the very last second!
Cyndi, your cereal sounds yummy. Where do you get it? Have a great walk.

TGIF!!! Today is forecast to be very warm around here. I think I'll throw all the windows open and get a wash hung out (or two).

Schmoodle
03-14-2008, 08:56 AM
good morning Cat! That's great news, I know how you love to have your "babies" around!

ladybugnessa
03-14-2008, 09:06 AM
Thanks everyone.

Cat what great news about the boys!

CyndiM
03-14-2008, 09:11 AM
:celebrate::balloons::balloons::woo: Happy birthday Nessa!

Ruth - hope you're getting some of this more pleasant weather too! I'm so happy to see our snow banks going down a little. I suppose slow is better. We are going to have one challenging mud season!

Schmoodle - The local Ocean State Job Lots actually carries a lot of Bob's Red Mill products. They have a few high fiber, whole grain cereal mixes. I used to get them at the co-op but Ocean State is much cheaper.

Cat - A whole summer, how nice :)

Now to run errands. Amazing how busy days off are!

cottagebythesea
03-14-2008, 09:20 AM
Schmoodle, Check at your local Giant for the Bob's Red Mill products. I know ours carry a full line of them. Our Wegman's and Acme also carry them, so you should be able to find them easily.

FluffyK
03-14-2008, 09:37 AM
Nessa - Happy Birthday!!!

Today is an errand day for me as well. The scale wasn't cooperative this morning, but I'm trying not to let it get me down. I have only 2 more days of P1 and I've only lost 4 pounds. I wasn't eating too badly to begin with, and I don't have a ton of weight to lose, AND I haven't been exercising (shame on me). That will be my next Phase - getting exercise in.

Ruthxxx
03-14-2008, 09:39 AM
Can I justify a trip to the States just to get Red Mill Cereal - and maybe eat at Cracker Barrel? Of course, quilting fabric is much cheaper there too!

Hmmmm ..... As soon as my knee gets its s### together, I think I'll plan a Ruthie Road Trip.

Can you tell I'm going stir-crazy?

ladybugnessa
03-14-2008, 09:44 AM
Schmoodle, Check at your local Giant for the Bob's Red Mill products. I know ours carry a full line of them. Our Wegman's and Acme also carry them, so you should be able to find them easily.


In baltimore I get them at Shoppers...

ladybugnessa
03-14-2008, 09:45 AM
Can I justify a trip to the States just to get Red Mill Cereal - and maybe eat at Cracker Barrel? Of course, quilting fabric is much cheaper there too!

Hmmmm ..... As soon as my knee gets its s### together, I think I'll plan a Ruthie Road Trip.

Can you tell I'm going stir-crazy?


you can come see me. did you know i'm in an air cast from knee to toe on my left food. 2 weeks so far and 4 more coming minimum. some sort of stress fracture. i miss my yoga....

Pacergal29
03-14-2008, 09:54 AM
Good Friday morning chicks!

Cottage glad to hear the girls are having fun, sure sounds exciting!

Cyndi Enjoy the day off!

Ruth hey shopping sounds like a perfect excuse to come to the states!

Nessa Happy b-day!

Cat great news about DS!

Schmoodle I want to open the windows too!

Fluffy hope you get everything done you need to today!

Me Ugh Marriage issues again! DH (think of it as you wish) has said he is moving out, this makes about 100 times he has said it and I have had enough! Sadly, I guess, if he really does go this time, I am ok with it. No whining here, but please say some prayers that wherever this goes my kids are ok with it!

ladybugnessa
03-14-2008, 09:58 AM
Pacergal, I do not know how old your kids are but they will be fine. they will be better off with stability than the back and forth of the i'm leaving vs not going.

my babies were 3 and 5 when their dad and I split. they are now 23 and 21 and doing just fine... (dang i've been divorced from longer than I was married to this man)

for me when my DH says he's going i offer to help him pack. I just hate the threats and if he thinks he has the power to scare me with his leaving, he's just plain wrong....do you think your DH threatens it as a way to control you?

jandaman
03-14-2008, 10:02 AM
Hi everyone!

again, just a quick howdy..i have been so busy this week with intensive courses i haven't been able to really get down and chat..sorry!! easter break is coming up and i will play catch up then,

HAPPY BDAY Nessa!! looks like we're both dreamy and empathetic pisces ;)
enjoy ur cake!

cheers

jan
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Schmoodle
03-14-2008, 10:10 AM
Thanks chicks, I will look for them when I shop this week. I know I've seen them around here somewhere.
Ruth, or just send us a list and we'll make up a care package! so far: fabric, Old Bay Seasoning, Cereal... or you could just come to my house and go through the rubbermaid tubs of fabric that I'll never live long enough to use up!
Nessa, ouchie-wa-wa on the foot! Hope it heals up fast. Were you doing yoga from a DVD? which one? I've been looking for a good one. You know basics, for fat beginners with no flexibility left.
Stephanie, Nessa has a point. If he really wanted to go, he'd be gone already probably. Using threats is no fair. :hug:
Hi Jan!

It's gorgeous out, we had a really nice walk to school. guess I oughta think about getting to work now...:(

ladybugnessa
03-14-2008, 10:38 AM
hey Schmoodle... no i joined Lifebridge gym. I was doing yoga in the gym.

do you have ON DEMAND.. they have tons of yoga on there.

GONNABE165
03-14-2008, 10:57 AM
Hiya gals. I have read each and everyone of your post but have no energy to reply to you individually. I am a bit mad:mad:, sad:(, upset & depressed:?: today as my family is yet going through something. This time it's with my mom - she went for her yearly eye exam on Monday and the told her to come back on Thursday afternoon that they needed to do a special test well about 7pm lastnight she called crying saying she was diagnosed with some form of glaucoma and it's a glaucoma only diabetics get (sorry can't recall the exact name) Her eye doc has recommended she see a specialist at Mayo Clinic as they are the best at this stuff. My mom has already called me twice this morning in tears wondering why this, why something else why us. I keep telling her to give it to God but seems since we lost so many people so close togethr in time she has been doing a bit of questioning God.

Thanks you guys for letting me vent I feel better already :hug:

ladybugnessa
03-14-2008, 11:00 AM
Hiya gals. I have read each and everyone of your post but have no energy to reply to you individually. I am a bit mad:mad:, sad:(, upset & depressed:?: today as my family is yet going through something. This time it's with my mom - she went for her yearly eye exam on Monday and the told her to come back on Thursday afternoon that they needed to do a special test well about 7pm lastnight she called crying saying she was diagnosed with some form of glaucoma and it's a glaucoma only diabetics get (sorry can't recall the exact name) Her eye doc has recommended she see a specialist at Mayo Clinic as they are the best at this stuff. My mom has already called me twice this morning in tears wondering why this, why something else why us. I keep telling her to give it to God but seems since we lost so many people so close togethr in time she has been doing a bit of questioning God.

Thanks you guys for letting me vent I feel better already :hug:


sometimes the answer is BECAUSE....

my mom died of cancer at 58.... sucks but it's a fact of life for me.

I'm sorry your mom has Glaucoma. hopefully they can treat it and they caught it early enough. A quality of life can still be had. let her grieve her loss....

tkglenn
03-14-2008, 11:13 AM
good morning chicks---

Nessa- Happy birthday!!!!! yesterday was DD birthday but probably be celebrating today and my best friends birthday is Sunday and I made her a "purse" cake. I really hope she'll like it. It actually came out cuter then I thought it would. will post pics later.
Pacer-if you're fine with him leaving, then maybe he should! It's better for the kids to have peace in the home even if both parents aren't there. Sometimes it's just better.
Everyone else-have a wonderful day.

Me-another busy day. Doctors appts, drop the cake off, go to the bank, no time for anything.

Spiritmagejkt
03-14-2008, 11:34 AM
Ruth we can get Red Mill in Halifax can avoid border taxes that way. Don't send anything Fed ex to Canada they make us pay for the package. I think they take the money and run. No one else but Fed Ex does that. But you can make the same exact thing. Mix some Steel Cut Oats with whole grain rye 2/3 oat 1/3 rye. Thats all it is. You can get the grains at a health food store.

I worked nights last night but am having some trouble sleeping today. I think its cause I'm sore. . It's really hard to try to figure your meals when you change over like that. Very confusing. You can't work a 12 hour shift without eating something and yet you don't want to eat too many calories. The work has quite a bit of activity in it probably more than 8 hours walking bending and lifting.
I don't think I'm eating enough but I'm not sure how to count the calories when I have a 24 hour or in this case going on a 36 hour stretch. Any ideas? Its easier when you work nights consistantly instead of once a week like this schedule does.

Barb0522
03-14-2008, 11:37 AM
Nessa - Happy birthday! Enjoy every minute of it.

Pacer - We're here to support you no matter what happens. Everyone here has really helped me so much as I go through my divorce. Brian went to a class with probably 30 other kids last weekend where they broke the kids into groups by age and helped them deal with what they are feeling about the divorce. He doesn't talk about it much but I think it helped. This was held while we were in parenting classes from divorcing couples across the hall. Ann Landers used to say to ask if you are better off with him or without him. I AM better off without Robert.

gonna - :hug: I hope they caught the glaucoma early enough to treat it.

Me - I got my taxes done yesterday at an accountant so that is done. Hopefully Robert will give me my half of the refund. Last night was Roundtable and it was a lot of fun. Today is the start of Spring break for Brian. He's at his old day care and they have a field trip and cookout at the park planned today. It should be a nice day for it too.

I'm planning to stop at Lowes and get lava rock to put down where we have some erosion around the pool. There is nothing planned tonight and that is fine with me. I've got to finish up the Junior Staff/Junior Helper Registration forms for Twilight Camp today but at least I finished the adult staff yesterday and the scout and Walking Den Leader ones are done. It's all coming together. I just need to get together with the program director and registrar and come up with dates for Walking Den Leader and staff training and then reserve rooms for that.

Pacergal29
03-14-2008, 11:41 AM
Nessa & Schmoodle I really think he is trying to find some control, he hasn't been happy since my weightloss (well it goes further back than that but really bad since then). I think he sees my new found confidence as a threat. I am happy with my job and very much needed here and he hates his and makes half of what I do but refuses to do anything about it. I am just tired of of his constant whining. I know things will be ok if he leaves just a little tight.

Once again I am woman hear me roar!

tkglenn
03-14-2008, 11:53 AM
Pacer-that's right, "I am woman, hear me roar!" Stay strong, anything is possible---you just have to make it that way. Know what I mean?!

Schmoodle
03-14-2008, 12:50 PM
Barb, Grrr... I can't believe you have to say Hopefully Robert will give me my half of the refund when it's your income to begin with! I think I am in the mood to be mad today, and there's nobody around here to be mad at!:rollpin: Want me to get out my rolling pin and come take care of things? Pacer, I can take care of your husband too!

Thanks for the cereal tip Spirit!
tk, we want to see the purse when you get a chance.

Kim_Star060404
03-14-2008, 01:25 PM
Hey everyone! :hug: Hugs and prayers to all who need it! Busy Friday for me. Appraisal time - here we come! I'm thinking that things will be like this for a while. I hope you all have a good day!

cottagebythesea
03-14-2008, 02:22 PM
Nessa, that's a shame about your leg, I hope it heals quickly!

Stephanie, I think if Jake ever threatened to leave, I'd help him pack, too. Heck, I'd do ALL the packing for him.

GONNA, I hope all turns out well with your mother.

tk, I'm looking forward to pictures of that cake!

Barb, I'm with Schmoodle, between the two of us we'll send Robert yelping, that jack***! He should be so ashamed of himself, what a poor excuse of a man. :mad:

I had a satisfying morning of shopping. I tried on dozens of bras and ended up liking the Lilyette and Bali brands the best. Macy's had buy-2-get-1-free, so I made out great. :) I looked at clothes but got scared off with sticker shock! :eek: I can make do with last year's Easter outfit, and there's nothing else I really need right now, anyway. Monica wants to come out and go the the Reading Outlet Malls tomorrow, maybe I'll find some good bargains there.

tkglenn
03-14-2008, 03:29 PM
I did the cake and my best friend loved it. So did everyone else at her job. It actually came out better than I thought it would. Here is a picture of it. Let me know what you think, I need HONEST opinions to make me better. Thanks everyone.

Schmoodle
03-14-2008, 03:39 PM
tk, it's adorable and a Chanel, I see! That would be the perfect cake for my DD's birthday. If you were around here I'd order one. I love the script you used too. Too late to take a picture from an aerial view?

tkglenn
03-14-2008, 03:42 PM
yeah i already took it to her. the script is all freehand. she loved it so i am happy and satisfied. i have met my goal. i have a website but it's under onstruction right now. i have alot of work to do on it.

Pearlrose
03-14-2008, 03:45 PM
Hello chickies has been a busy week for me:

TK, loved the cake I had someone send me an email that had cakes made up as different purses- yours looks just as great as those

Nessa: Happy Birthday to You! Enjoy yourself

Stephanie: Whenever my DH starts acting up and saying crazy things like that I tell him go ahead pack up nobody here is stopping you, that normally shuts him up. He has it made so I think he knows better, but just trying to control things.

Everybody else: Hello hope the rest of your Fridays is going wonderfully.

As for me this week took DS to doctors he had pink eye but test came back negative for Strep- but no the lab culture came back today positive so I got to go get him his meds for that- He gave DH and DD2 pink eye as well so everyone is on meds. Only myself and DD1 have not gotten sick, so say a prayer that everyone heals up quickly....we leave for Florida for Spring Break next Friday.

Have a great weekend everyone

ladybugnessa
03-14-2008, 03:48 PM
thanks everyone. that cake looks good.

the cake my buddy brought me at work is from a lovely local bakery... it's very very good. and i've had OMG don't yell... THREE pieces.... OMG it's good... i never like cake it's not too sweet... it's perfect.

DH is taking me to japaness steak house for dinner... so the whole night is blown.... oh well tomorrow i'll be right back on plan....
i just wish i could exercise....

Barb0522
03-14-2008, 03:57 PM
Schmoodle and cottage - It might not seem so unfair if it was a husband supporting his wife for over 6 years (but then Robert didn't stay home as a stay at home dad who did everything around the house). Anyway, Texas is a community property state so half of everything that I earned during the marriage including my retirement and everything we purchased during our marriage is considered to be his. The state prefers we divide it up ourselves fairly and I hope we can settle to save more legal fees but we'll have to see what happens. I am keeping track of some of the stuff I am paying for since the separation in hopes of getting reimbursed for it (his share of the parenting seminar, his prescription drugs, his medical bills, etc). I'm not allowed to drop him off my medical insurance until the divorce is final so you would think I could get reimbursed for that and car insurance on his car too. He is at least paying $260 a month for child support and Brian's health insurance.

tkglenn
03-14-2008, 03:57 PM
now i have to go work on DD's birthday cake---what do i make?

GONNABE165
03-14-2008, 04:25 PM
We found a doc that would take my mom in today so she doesn't have to wait til June she is in the office with him as we speak :crossed:

Schmoodle
03-14-2008, 05:01 PM
Fingers crossed that the news is good Gonna!
tk, she's two right? I'm kinda out of the pre-school loop these days... Animals are always good?
nessa, is it an Ace of Cakes cake?

OMG, DD went home with a friend and DH just left to take DS to the farm, so I just realized I am alone in the house, which usually NEVER happens when DH is home. I don't know what to do! Maybe I should dance naked in the living room?
BTW, DD1 took care of me not having anyone to be angry with today. She called and pushed some buttons, which she is so good at doing...
Okay, I'm going to do some vacuuming so I don't have to over the weekend, and then we'll gather up kids and go to my mom's for dinner. She called earlier to say she had made me some crab soup to have instead of pizza. Isn't that sweet?

FluffyK
03-14-2008, 05:48 PM
TK - I LIKE the cake. It looks good, especially with that bottom part being thin and sleek looking. It looks very "modern". I know not a thing about purses, though.

Barb - how come you always get to pay a larger "portion" than Robert when it comes to bills, but you've gotta split the refund in half? You should get the same proportion in refund...

Cottage - I'll help you with Robert. I've got a baseball bat - should I bring wood or aluminum?

Pearl - good luck. Next time, if you're interested, you actually don't need those eye drops. You can just use regular Visine drops to keep the moisture going in the eyes and it should clear itself up in a week. They've done studies about it and shown that the drops don't shorten the course of the pink eye any.

ME - I got my errands done today. I got my niece's BD present. It was easy - she wanted paper and drawing stuff. I hit the crayola aisle in Wal-Mart.

The other thing I was looking for was piercing studs with a thick post. I had some, but lost the one post. The thick post helps me wear other earrings without trouble. Guess what? They don't MAKE them anymore! One clerk at the mall (which I haven't been in in YEARS) finally said to hit this alternative body piercing store... SO I DID! Nice suburban mom in tattoo/piercing store with 4YO DD... Didn't bother me any, though - I grew up with all the "scary" kids as my friends. So I now have body piercing hoops in my ears, 18 gauge. They were a PAIN to get in, though.

At the thrift store (LOVE thrifting) I found this compost crock for $2, got about 10 yoga videos for 80c apiece as well as an abs of steel (had one but misplaced it). DH wants to do yoga for his back. He's built like a tight end so it's pretty funny to watch.

Just had a yummy delicious snack of smoked clams (from a can). DD and I ate at Wegmans so I could have some Dragon Rolls. It's the first starch I've had, but minimal compared to my other choices. (I can't have meat today, so couldn't get a salad with meat).

Well, this is long enough- see y'all later.

phxsunflower
03-14-2008, 06:23 PM
Hello everyone,

It has been awhile since I have been on. I have been trying to keep up with the daily chats at night but I always feel like it is to late to get in. 1/2 day at school today so I am able to get on sooner. Spring break next week so hopefully....
I have been coming to the board for 6 months now and have to send a big thanks to everyone out there. In 6 months I have gone from 261 to 215 (46 pounds!) From a tight 24 to a loose 20. 45 minute mile and a half to a 50 minute 3 miles! I can use the arm rest on the captain seat in the car comfortably, get on a swing at the park (AND swing!), and with the sun on my back and my ankle together I have light between the legs!! Probably TMI. I know that just having been here and hearing how everyone else is handling life has helped ALOT. Still working on learning the computer ins and outs so maybe that will be one of my goals for the next 6 months! Sooo THANKS.
Just wanted to get that out.
tk- I like the cake.
ladybugnessa- Happy Birthday.
everyone else-hope you have a tgif day.

Have a great day and a safe one.

cottagebythesea
03-14-2008, 07:00 PM
phxsunflower, what a nice post! I'm so glad you are finding success with this plan. :hug:

tk, I love the cake! You are so talented! I have to ask, what flavor is it? For your DD, does she like Blue's Clues or Backyardigans? You probably have her cake all made by now, anyway.

fluffy, bring them both! What are dragon rolls?

FluffyK
03-14-2008, 07:18 PM
Dragon rolls are california rolls/sushi rolls. Sushi has raw fish in it, california rolls have crab meat and stuff. Dragon Rolls - as they were called on the package - have crab meat, cucumber slivers, avocado inside rice rolled in kelp/seaweed. Then on the outside, it had a spiral layer on the outside of more avocado. I love avocado!!!

I let my strict food "go" a little today - having a glass of Bailey's right now. I know it's not P1, but sometimes I know when if I don't give in a little, I'll slide right off completely. Other times I can get past it and be good. I think it's all about knowing yourself sometimes.

I have to figure out what I'll be eating tomorrow at niece's birthday party. They usually have great veggies with guacamole dip before dinner, then pizza. I can easily pass up pizza, but have to figure out if there's going to be a salad or if I'm just going to eat veggies and guacamole (did I mention I love avocados?) Oh!!! DH came home yesterday and had gone to the food wholesaler and bought me a CASE (yep, 60) avocados. He used to bring me home a pint of ice cream every now and then, so he said he was scrambling to figure out what treat he could bring me that wouldn't sabotage my efforts. :D Gotta love the man for being so thoughtful. Not sure how long it will take me to get through 60 avocados, but they'll stay for quite a while in the fridge. (They're not quite ripe until I let them set out a couple days).

Phx - we each have our own little victories, so I don't think it's TMI!!!