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Shad
05-01-2008, 12:59 AM
There you go - we are nowhere and everywhere. Maybe we should be madly moving or something but the brain is not active this morning and the computer is not co-operating and life is getting sillier by the moment.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/1.jpg

There is something about a dog which says:
Take it easy
Take naps
Is it really worth getting upset over
Love you, love you, love you
Puff and huff

This is what animals get up to when we are at work.


MELODY525
05-01-2008, 08:37 AM
SITTING HERE LAUGHING AT BOTH DOGGAGE PICTURES! SURE RUTH WILL LOVE THEM. THANKS FOR THE MOVE SHAD. HAVE A SAFE TRIP HOME. GLAD YOU CAN SQUEEZE IN MELBOURNE ALSO WITH THE SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST'S RETURN TO JK. LOTS OF HOME TIME! SUNDAY WILL BE THRILLED!!

I WAS LISTENING TO TV AND HILLARY AND JOHN MCCAIN WANT TO LOWER GAS PRICES AT LEAST FOR THE SUMMER SO FAMILIES CAN STILL GO ON VACATIONS. THEY DON'T SEEM TO BE GETTING ANY HELP ON THAT. BUSH AND OBAMA ARE HEATEDLY AGAINST IT. SIGH. THANK GOD MINE RUNS ON BATTERIES!! :scooter:
NOTHING NEW HERE. JUST SKATING BY. I THINK MY MAY MAHEM WILL BE MARIE'S VISIT AND MY CLOTHES CLOSET! :lol3: GOING TO TACKLE IT OVER THE WEEKEND LIKE I SAID.
HAPPY THURSDAY :moped:

Ruthxxx
05-01-2008, 08:46 AM
May Mayhem! I love it and love the doggage pic. They sure know how to relax!
Here's Hershey on the couch in the back room with her tail covering her girly bits!


annie175
05-01-2008, 09:12 AM
May Mayhem....yep.

Indiana HAS to get a new plate every 4 years, stickers for that plate on the other years. The 187.65 is just plate renewal. I went from a personalized plate of Swt Pea (Sweet Pea) to a regular plate. Didn't want to fork over an additional 50 bucks for vanity. Indiana is the "screwball" state. haha

Rain coming in for the mini-marathon this weekend. Today starts the Indy 500 month of mayhem. Lots of crazy people in Speedway/Indianapolis Indiana this time of year. Go Danica!! She is so dang tiny and cute. hmmmmm, maybe I don't like her afterall. ;^)

Have a marvelous day, love the doggie picture.

Love and Hugs

happy2bme
05-01-2008, 09:49 AM
Thanks for setting up the new thread Shad. I'm totally into the dog philosophy. We'd be much better off if we were all that way - particularly the I love you, love you part.

Loved the pics too - including Hershey.

Not very talkative today. Lots of stress lately and yesterday as I was working with a co-worker I got zing, zing, zing out of no where back spasms. Back is tender today so I'm going to go about my day gently.

Sorry I haven't been doing much here, last night we went to a volunteer appreciation thing at the Humane Society. Felt like saying - HEY it isn't ALL about the dogs, is it? Felt very bad that I couldn't go see my kitty buddies but they had quieted them down for the night and DH said I shouldn't get them all riled up. Anyway - I told DH that this was just another reason why we need to keep doing our cat work there.

I gotta hit the shower. Happy May Day to all. Hope there is more spring blooms than thundershowers for us all :D

diyana
05-01-2008, 10:20 AM
Happy Thursday everyone and Happy Month of May!

Spamalot was AWESOME! It was extremely funny and very silly - just like Monty Python. If you thought the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail was funny, you'd really like this! My DH loved his birthday present!

Ruth - I can't believe it snowed by you! Sheesh - you've had enough snow already! And US$5 a gallon - I guess we should stop complaining as it could be worse. Hershey looks so cozy and adorable! What a sweetie!

Patty - I definitely agree with you...the economic stimulus rebate is great, and lowering interest rates is also good. But something has to be done about the increased gas and food prices.

Shad - That is such an adorable photo! Two of my dogs play like those pups - it's so cute! I'm glad to hear you're heading back home for a couple months. Thanks for starting the new thread! And what a great way to start...with a great dog photo and a bit of doggie wisdom.

Rennie - I think it's always a good thing to get a bargain whenever you can. Especially in today's economy! YGG!

Annie - I'm a Danica Patrick fan too, and so glad she won the race a couple weekends ago. Hopefully, she'll do well at Indy.

Happy - Sorry to hear work is stressful. Since I moved out of IT, my stress level has reduced dramatically. :) I hope your back feels better. Back spasms/back pain really sucks! I recommend doing some gentle stretching while lying flat. Let me know if you'd like me to PM you some links to stretches to alleviate back pain. I signed up for the TBL Just Beachy, but how do I know if I got assigned to a team. And what's the exercise bank balance? I'm confused.


Big :wave: and :hug: to everyone!

ceejay52
05-01-2008, 02:07 PM
Shad
The picture is adorable.

Ruth
I've decided to do South Beach again as a life style change not so much as a diet. Hershey is so cute. Animals can almost become human's at times.

Happy
Ouch on the back spasms. Sorry to hear about the stress at work.

Mel
Don't over do cleaning out those closets. I did mine a couple of week ago.

Hello to Michelle, and Annie. :wave:

It's a beautiful day. I'm thinking about a walk outside.

diyana
05-01-2008, 03:00 PM
Hey CeeJay - I'm glad it's a beautiful day where you are too. Here it's 52 and windy, but sunny (for now - it's supposed to rain starting this afternoon through Saturday). So I took advantage of the nice weather and went for a walk at lunch. I feel much more energized now.

diyana
05-01-2008, 03:02 PM
I didn't get my initial weigh in submitted for TBL, so I guess I'll miss this challenge. That's okay though - I'll stick to my program this time around.

happy2bme
05-01-2008, 04:37 PM
Hi Michelle - I didn't get to answer at lunch time but that's true :( You've missed this round of the challenge. I wished I had known or remembered if that's the case - that you wanted in. I would have partnered with you. We can still figure something out for the sidelines :)

diyana
05-01-2008, 04:47 PM
Yup, Happy, I did want in on the Just Beachy challenge....Oh well, I snooze, I lose, I guess. :faint: There will be other challenges. And I'll be cheering you and your team on from the sidelines.

Shad
05-01-2008, 08:35 PM
Haven't worked out this Black Team Biggest Loser yet. But I guess I will slowly catch up.

Yep I am home. And I don't know if I will ever be able to travel cattle class again. That plane had skybeds!!! Folded down flat and you just stretched out and nodded off. In fact the seat had an infinite variety of positions you could put it in and the biggest drawcard of all...... wait for it. A button which gave the back a massage and vibration. Ohhhh yeah. Like I said, will I ever be able to go back to economy after that????

Can't stop for long today. I need to get myself into gear and go shopping for food, go to the shed, clean the bathroom and prune the roses. Lucky I had a good nights sleep hey!

Todays animal doings:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/3.jpg

Madcat
05-01-2008, 09:23 PM
Shad, thanks for the new thread. I love the title - it's pithy and snappy.

I have a wicked sinus headache tonight and the computer monitor is hurting my eyes, so I'm calling it a night. I'll be back tomorrow, nose willing.

ceejay52
05-02-2008, 01:37 AM
happy
are you burning the midnight oil too. Can I ask a question? How much are you paying yourself to exercise. This is a good idea.

Shy Moment
05-02-2008, 01:42 AM
Today has turned out to be a great day. The weather was wonderful. My son got thru surgery without a hitch. He will be sore for awhile but he is going to be ok. His new girlfriend babied him all evening of course lol. The house is straightened up, the laundry is done, the animals are doing what animals do at this time of night, which is sleep lol. I have one more workout to do and then I am done for the night. Got a bit behind because I was at the hospital from 9 am until 1 pm and that was a workout time. All is right with the world in my little neck of the woods :)

ceejay52
05-02-2008, 02:34 AM
Happy
I went over to the BL challenge forum. I'll be routing for you.

Shy
I've missed the post about your son's surgery. Glad he's doing well.

Had a long talk with my sister from Dallas tonight which was very helpful. Feeling 100% better about some things concerning my aunt.

Also went to the doctor today concerning my shoulder. He gave me a steriod injection and it already feels alot better. He explained that he has certain guide line's to go by with the insurance companies. The next time I go in with this complaint he can do xray's whatever. I'm really impatient sometimes. He thinks it's either oseteoarthritis or bursitis. The scales at my doctor's office showed that I weighed 10 pounds lighter. hmm, now I'm wondering if my new scale is reading corrrectly.

I've tired to do with out fruit today but that is just not going to happen so I'm going directly into phase 2 of SB. I'll still be limiting bread and potatoes.

Shy Moment
05-02-2008, 02:46 AM
cee
Glad you are feeling better after the talk with your sister. Scales are funny things. I had an appointment with 3 docs last week all three scales said a different thing within a couple of pounds of each other lol. I do my one weigh In's doc's scale. It is being re calibrated this week so my next weigh in I might have to change my ticker. Oh well, I would rather be accurate than kid myself lol. Hope your shoulder starts to feel even better. It wasn't anything to serious. They had to remove a cyst off his tail bone. Still anytime they put a person to sleep it can turn dangerous so I am happy it is over with.

MELODY525
05-02-2008, 09:18 AM
I MUST ADMIT THAT I BREEZED THRU THE POSTS. :hug: TO THOSE THAT NEED THEM AND RENNIE'S SON. :wave: TO EVERYONE. EYES ARE A BIT GRITTY AND I DON'T WANT TO MAKE THINGS WORSE. STARTED THE "ROUTINE" AND THERE IS SOME IMPROVEMENT. GOING BACK TO THE OLD FOOD PLAN FOR THE TIME BEING. ONE DR THINKS THE OTHER DR RUSHED THINGS BY LETTING ME ADD NEW FOODS. HE IS RIGHT. AND BOTH ARE WRONG ABOUT GREEN TEA....TO MY BODY, CAFFEINE IS CAFFEINE NO MATTER WHAT FORM IT TAKES. I AM ON A QUEST FOR PERFECT SKIN!! :rofl:
WILL CHAT TOMORROW.
HAPPY FRIDAY AND HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVERYONE! :moped:

happy2bme
05-02-2008, 09:22 AM
Good morning ladies,

Rennie - glad to hear the son made out ok with surgery.

Ceejay - stay dry - I see nasty storms your way right now. The bank balance in my signature is actually exercise minutes for the BL challenge but once upon a time I put a cleaned out mayonaise jar by the treadmill and DH and I put a dollar in it each time we exercised. If we skipped a day (other that 1 rest day a week) we had to put 5 dollars in it. It was a fun thing we did for about 2 months over the winter. Ouch on the shoulder - hope you feel better.

Madcat - hope you are feeling better too. Will sinus season EVER end???? Love your new avatar. I'm sure Painter would find that a good subject for her sketchings. I saw those bunk types of planes on the TV but never knew anyone who was actually in one. Sounds like heaven and now you are spoiled :lol:

Michelle - glad you enjoyed Spamalot. What a nice gift for the DH! I heard it was supposed to be quite entertaining. And wasn't it nice to take a walk in the fresh spring air? Ummmm heavenly.

Annie - I'm sure you look at the chaos of Indy 500 week the way we look at Dead Elvis week here (the week in August where the faithful flock to Graceland to remember the anniversary of Elvis' death). In other words, I'm glad it brings money into the city BUT stay away as far as you can :lol: Hope you don't get too much rain to spoil your weekend.

Mel - when is your friend due to visit? I'm sure you're getting ready for her. Have a great time and don't fuss too much.

Sorry I have to be fast today. Another week of quick on the run. Happy Friday chicks!



Shad - I am really enjoying the animal pics you've been putting up. Gives me a needed smile each day. That's kind of weird that you won't have to go back to Jakarta for months after only one trip. But I'm sure that won't stop you from being busy otherwise. :dunno:

annie175
05-02-2008, 10:30 AM
Happy Happy Happy Friday, My Friends....

Was a rainy, stormy night last night. Rain predictions are clear for the window time of the 500 mini-marathon tomorrow. Hope it is, many of my co-workers are running/walking in it. I would be crawling by the end of it. LOL Highs in the 60s all weekend, with intermittent rain.

Shad..Welcome back home. Thanks for the adorable animal pix.

Madcat...Hope you are feeling better. Try some excedrine migraine with a cup of coffee. Makes it work quicker.

Rennie...Glad your DS made it thru surgery OK. Enjoy your beautiful day. ;^)

Ceejay....Hope your shoulder is feeling better by now. Those shots do help.

MEL...Our bodies know more than doctors sometimes. I take 5000 mg of Biotin everyday. It is for skin, hair, nails. Your body disposes naturally what you don't need, there is no harm done. I have been taking it since October 2006, prior to my Feb '07 bariatric surgery. It does wonders.

Happy....Glad you could check in. Have a great day.

Hello to everyone....

Love and Hugs.

diyana
05-02-2008, 11:55 AM
Happy Friday ladies -

Just as I was pulling into my driveway last night, my car started making an awful noise. I had DH listen to the sound. Turns out, it's the brakes. He told me not to drive my car until he replaces the brakes this weekend. Luckily, my carpool buddy didn't mind picking me up at my house today rather than meeting at the park and ride lot. I'm glad my DH is so good when it comes to fixing cars (and computers)!

Shad - Skybeds? How wonderful! Great that you had such a comfy flight home. It would be hard to fly economy class after that. Adorable kitty photo!

Madcat - I hope you are feeling better.

Rennie - I'm glad your son's surgery went well. Good for you for doing your workouts!

CeeJay - it's good that you had a nice talk with your sister! And I'm glad the steroid injection helped your shoulder. I've gotten a couple of those for my back and they work wonders! I'd have a hard time going without fruits...and I really like breads, but I'm eating whole grain breads with tons of fiber. Are those allowed on SB?

Mel - I hope your eyes feel better soon.

Happy - Wow! You sure are racking up the exercise minutes/dollars! 235?! YGG!! What a great idea to be financially penalized for missing a workout! What did you end up spending the money on? I wanted to go to the gym last night but between my brakes issue and having a stomachache, I decided to forego exercise. Today is going to be super stormy - possibility of severe weather, so I'll use my WATP video. I'm borrowing DH's SUV to go to the gym tomorrow morning. I'm going early 7 or 7:30 to do cardio, meeting with my trainer at 8 to ramp up my strengthening workout now that my back is doing better, and then doing his circuit training class at 9.

Annie - Sounds like your weather is going to be a bit better than ours, but not much. Have a good weekend anyway.

Big hugs to all you wonderful ladies! :hug:

annie175
05-02-2008, 01:22 PM
Diyana...I need brakes too, could you send you DH over to do my brakes? I also need a tune up. I have WATP dvds, I haven't even broken the cellophane on them and have had them for over a year. Why don't you and your DH come over...DH could fix my brakes, you could MAKE me exercise.

ceejay52
05-02-2008, 01:29 PM
Annie
I am going to try Biotin. I'm a firm believer that we do not get the nutritional value's in our food any more. This is one of the main reason's I want a full blood work up on every mineral and vitamin in my body.
Good thing your dh knew what the noise was. It's always better to be safe than sorry.

Michelle
I don't know what it is but I'd love to go to the INDY 500 speedway. My cousin's son is a Dale JR fan. One of these maybe I can take him there.
Go tp the south beach forum. Under the most frequent asked question's there is a food list for all three phases.

Mel
Stay on the old food plan and NO caffiene. I have a headache this morning coupled by high humidity and caffiene withdrawels.

Happy
Thanks for the information. I may start a money jar myself. Then when I reach my first goal I' ll have some money to get myself a reward.

Hello to the rest :wave: I'm going to shut down the computer. The storms are in the next county over.

I've decided to skip Phase one and move into Phase 2. My BP med has on the lable to take this with orange juice. I'm supposed to eat an additional banana for more potassium. My bp was up a little this morning by not eating these fruits.

happy2bme
05-02-2008, 02:16 PM
Diyana...I need brakes too, could you send you DH over to do my brakes? I also need a tune up. I have WATP dvds, I haven't even broken the cellophane on them and have had them for over a year. Why don't you and your DH come over...DH could fix my brakes, you could MAKE me exercise.

That shouldn't be so funny but it is :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I'm in for some of that too but remember - Diyana's been blowing her socks off on the exercise lately - could we keep up?

Thanks for the tip on the Biotin Annie - I could use some of that - desperately.

diyana
05-02-2008, 03:54 PM
Annie - That sounds like a great plan. I'll see if DH would go for it. He'd probably prefer to go to Indy for the race, rather than to work on a car (unless it was Danica's car). He hasn't been to Indy since he was a kid.

Happy - you're too funny (blowing my socks off on the exercise). :rofl: I haven't worked out hard in two days and I'm going into endorphin withdrawal. :lol: I know I'm going to "blow my socks off" with exercise tomorrow (probably 2 hours or more), so I'm trying not to feel too lazy about only doing a quick lunch time walk on Wednesday and Thursday. I can't do too intense of a lunch time walk as there are no showers here, and I want to spare my co-workers the stench! :rofl:

Shad
05-02-2008, 07:07 PM
Morning all,

Like Happy, I'm cracking up on Annies comments about being tuned up. Not at all sure the mayhem that would ensue from using Michelles DH would not put the thread into the porno section and we may be banned. Maybe here in Downunder, tune up has a different connotation.

Mel - I was thinking of you last night when a tv program showed a relatively new product on the market called Invisible Glove. It was created by a grandfather - yep that's what I said Grandfather - because his lovely wee granddaughter suffered very badly from nappy rash. Then he used it on two grandsons who were badly affected by excema. He used to make it in the Kitchen mixer (one of those big Kenwood cake mixers like Mother used to have) and there are no ingredients in it that you could not eat. In fact there are no warning on it that you can not eat it yourself) Anyway it has been tested out in controlled situations and has proven effective on 98% of excema, dermatitis, psoriasis and other skin sufferers. He used to make 3000 tubes a year and is now making that per day to keep up with demand. I must see if I can find it in the shops anywhere and check it out for you. I know there is a honey place in NZ doing the same sort of thing, but I have lost the website addy.

Sticking with the cats - another in the series of What your pets get up to when you are at work.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/5.jpg

All I will say about that one is - keep the bl**dy lid down when you are not using the thing!!!
And just for those who have a problem with that one:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/6.jpg

Happy - those skybeds are great. Just the ticket for longhaul flights. I'm not going back to Jakarta for budgetry reasons and not because I am finished. As usual it is always change management and training - always last on the budget dollar that gives in the end. They seem to think consultants can train. It may be true in some cases, however with few exceptions, I've never been able to follow a module consultants training methods. However there is plenty to do - and first thing Monday, I will be sitting at my computer trying to sort it out. Working from home. I'll be able to join the same ranks as your DH!!
You are going well on that TBL challenge. Well done - goodonya!!! I shall watch the bank tally with interest.

Annie - whats the mini marathon for? I think I am missing some bits of info here. Maybe it's jetlag or maybe I should just go back to the the other thread and check it out again.

Michelle - I'm back into the gym this morning as well. Every time I wanted to go to the gym in the hotel it was full of little Japanese gentlement who all had to do a workout because the boss did one. And they had more Personal Trainers there than clients at other times and were falling all over themselves to give advice which I didn't really understand or want. I gathered that some one of my revered age and gender didn't do weights like I do. It became a little annoying!!!
But I did learn a few words of Indonesian through the gym. Takes my total to somewhere around 10 I guess. Tutup is closed, keluar is exit, ayam is chicken, tidak is no. And so on and so forth. At least it doesn't seem to be gender driven and I had to laugh at the translation for teenager - little kid who grew a bit.

Okay - had better get off here and go try out the gym and see if they have found a new instructor for Body Balance. I'd better take the other gear as well just in case they haven't. No point in wasting the hour. DS2 is talking about going camping for the weekend. I think he is getting bored with being at home, not being able to work because of the finger. He doesn't go back to the specialist for at least another week. Bored DS2 is not something to look forward to. Maybe he will go look at real estate because he is thinking of adding another rental property to his portfolio. This kid will make tycoon status yet. Still it makes sense as the property market is in the doldrums at the moment thanks to interest rates rising and people consolidating their money. And that's all due to you lot in the States not paying enough taxes :rofl: and the collapse of your property market as well.

annie175
05-02-2008, 07:09 PM
Yeah, and exercise not only blows your sox off, but it also makes me toot!! Talk about stench, why it is bad enough to gag a maggot.

annie175
05-02-2008, 07:15 PM
The mini-marathon just kicks off the Indy 500 month of May. It really is not for anything special, just that it is a running/walking or whatever you do to get to the end marathon. It costs like 50 or 75 bucks to get in to it, there are about 50,000 gazillion runners, and a true madhouse. Whoa, I am going no where near it.

I was supposed to get my U.S. government stimulus check deposited today, but didn't. Hope the government didn't decide against giving me mine. I could use the 600 bucks right now. Bastroids...

annie175
05-02-2008, 07:16 PM
Anyone heard of anyone not getting their checks on the promised dates? Everyone I know who was supposed to get theirs today, got it, everyone BUT ME> I need brakes....

Shy Moment
05-02-2008, 07:19 PM
I have had so little sleep the last couple of days I slept in until about 11:30 this morning lol. That is just unheard of for me. Oh well, I will be up late so the to do list will get done lol. The son is doing great so far, he has found he isn't going to be hopping, skipping, or jumping for a few days lol. He told me this afternoon he wanted a pain pill. I said ok listen up this is how pain meads work. If you take a pain mead you can not go out with the guys for your Friday night beer ( he has one beer a week on Friday night with the guys ). You can not go hang out with the girlfriend and run around all over the place. You get to sit, that is pretty much it. Sit and watch tv or play video games. Nothing wrong with the girlfriend joining in on these activities but that is all you can do. He called his buddy and said no going out tonight. Called his girlfriend and asked if she minded if they just sat and watched tv and then asked for the pain pill lol. I gave him half a one told him if he thought he needed more in about an hour to ask and I would give him the other half. I dropped him off at the girlfriends house. About an hour later his girlfriends mother called and said he was out like a light on the couch and she would bring him home when he woke up lol.

annie175
05-02-2008, 07:23 PM
Rennie...

You should run a hospital ward. How cute is that about your son and pain meds.

Shy Moment
05-02-2008, 09:55 PM
Annie
At times I feel I run an insane asylum and I am the head nut lol.

MELODY525
05-03-2008, 08:40 AM
CEEJAY....HOPE THE SHOULDER FEELS BETTER. GOOD LUCK WITH PHASE 2...I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM IF I CUT OUT ALL FRUITS. ALSO GOOD LUCK WITH THE STORMY WEATHER. :hug: I AM VERY GLAD THE CALL WITH THE SISTER WORKED OUT SO WELL!

HAPPY~ WOW! YOU GO GIRL WITH THE BLACK TEAM. I TRIED TO READ A LITTLE LAST NIGHT BUT IT WAS TOO MUCH. NOT DOING A LOT OF CLEANING HERE....MARIE IS A LEFT OVER HIPPIE FROM THE 60'S. A CHILD OF MESSINESS! :rofl:I SHOULD NOT LAUGH BUT SHE ALSO HAS NO SENSE OF SMELL. SHE TOLD ME NOT TO GO CRAZY CLEANING AS SHE WOULDN'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE! GOOD LUCK WITH THE BL CHALLENGE!! THOSE ARE SOME NICE EXERCISE NUMBERS :hug:

ANNIE~ FUNNY BUT I WAS GOING TO ASK THE DR ABOUT BIOTIN. I KNOW A MAN THAT SAYS HE FEELS BETTER WITH IT. I MUST LOOK INTO THIS. I CRACKED UP WITH YOUR POST TO MICHELLE....WE ALL SHOULD MEET AT YOUR HOUSE! I'LL BRING MY PEDALS! :ebike:

MICHELLE~ AFTER THE MIL LEAVES, WE'LL ALL GO TO ANNIES! BRING YOUR EXERCISE SCHEDULE AND WE'LL TRY TO KEEP UP! :running: THANK GOD THE BRAKES WAITED TILL YOU PULLED INTO THE DRIVE!!! :yikes:
YOU REMINDED ME THAT MY CHAIRS NEED SERVICING AND I HAVE BEEN PUTTING IT OFF. :scooter:

SHAD~ THE DS2 CAN BUY A HOME OVER HERE CHEAP AND RENT IT OUT. I'LL BE HIS MANAGER! :lol3: WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE TUBES OF CREAM? WONDER IF AMAZON IMPORTS IT. THE CAT PICS WERE CUTE. HAVE YOU BEEN TAKING YOUR WATER PILLS??? ALL THIS FLYING AROUND IS GONNA CAUSE SWELLING I BET:rollpin: JUST THOUGHT I'D NAG FOR A CHANGE :rofl:

RENNIE~ HOPE THE SON HEALS FAST. MOMA ALWAYS KNOWS BEST. THEY JUST PRETENDED ON THE TV SHOW THAT FATHERS DO :lol3:

:rain: IF I CAN STAY AWAKE IN ALL THIS DARKNESS AND SUNUSSY WEATHER, THE CLOTHES GET TACKLED.
MANY HAVE TOLD ME TO WAIT A WEEK OR TWO CAUSE THE WEATHER IS SO COOL HERE. :dunno:
HAPPY SATURDAY AND HAPPY WEEKEND :moped:

MELODY525
05-03-2008, 08:56 AM
I ALMOST FORGOT MY ENTRY FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE "PERILS OF MEL-INE"...

A WOMAN CAME TO MY DOOR AT ALMOST 9:30PM. SHE SMELLED AND ACTED DRUNK BUT SAID SHE HAD PARKINSONS. STARTED GIVING ME HER LIFE HISTORY AND SAID SHE WANTED AN APARTMENT. WTF? DO I LOOK LIKE THE RENTAL AGENT? AND WOULD AN OFFICE BE OPEN THAT LATE? I ASKED POLITELY IF SHE WAS AWARE OF THE TIME. SHE SAID NO, APOLOGIZED, BUT WENT ON WITH HER STORY. SOME TENANTS BY NOW WERE ALSO AT MY DOOR BECAUSE SHE RANG ASSORTED DOORBELLS TO GET INTO THE BLDG. ONE OF THEM LET HER IN AND TOLD HER TO COME AND SEE ME!!! :tantrum: I SAY WTF AGAIN!
I ACTUALLY HAD TO WALK HER BACK TO THE ELEVATOR, TAKE HER DOWN TO THE LOBBY AND ESCORT HER OUT THE DOOR WHERE I WATCHED AS SHE MADE PROGRESS DOWN THE STREET BACK TO A HOME SHE OWNS!!!!
WHY ARE ALL THE MISFITS THAT GET LOST, ABLE TO FIND MY APARTMENT???? THERE MUST BE SIGNS OUT THERE ON THE STREET THAT I AM UNAWARE OF!
REMIND ME NEXT TIME I TAKE ONE OF MY RIDES TO YANK THEM OFF THE TELEPHONE POLES!! :scooter:

MELODY525
05-03-2008, 08:59 AM
I JUST HAD A THOUGHT....MAYBE I SHOULD MOVE TO OZ. WONDER IF THEY CAN SWIM THE BIG POND? :swim:
OH HOLD ON....THAT'S NO GOOD...OZ IS PROBABLY FILLED WITH MISFITS AS WELL!
BEST TO STAY HERE THEN....AT LEAST WHEN THE MUMBLE I CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE SAYING :lol3: :lol3:

Shad
05-03-2008, 09:16 AM
Oh what!!!!
You mean you can't understand me when I mumble, act drunk, fall down and speak mindless words. Come on Mel. I thought you were the Goddess of all words and worlds.
Anyway - the misfits here have a place to go to! And it is not mine. I've renovated the railway bridge for them. Lots of nice new cardboard cartons from my packing and unpacking. I even left the newspaper in them so they could keep nice and warm.
How dare the residents let in all the odds and sods. Now I am getting worried for you. Mind you there was a dozen or so of them waiting for me when I got there last year and they would have let me into anything and everywhere if I had asked. Gotta love 'em.

happy2bme
05-03-2008, 12:47 PM
Good morning chicks,

Mel - that is too funny. You poor thing. No matter how much you tell them, there are perils in blinding letting people into the lobby. Why secure it otherwise? And to send them to YOUR apartment? :yikes: I think you are just a magnet for the downtrodden Mel. It's nice of you to help out your buddy - hard to teach someone meek how to "strap on a pair" if the don't have it in them naturally. I always get a laugh out of you being the big gun - reminds me of the Roosevelt quote - walk softly (or roll in your case) and carry a big stick :lol: ****'s Bells Here Comes Mel :rollpin: :lol: Your life is certainly never dull. Sorry you missed the shopping run - your boys SHOULD be taking care of you. Hang in there - the better weather is coming along.

I too enjoyed the story of your son and the pain pills Rennie. Mom knows best, eh? :lol: At least you taught him well enough to listen to you. A rare thing now a days.

Annie - hope your check shows up. It's always like that - when you need it, it disappears. I am still reeling over the cost of your license plates :faint: Even in Chicago with plates and a city sticker it wasn't that much. Indy must really need the revenue :lol: Can calcium pills make you toot too?

Shad - loved the cat napping in the loo pic. The other one, tho cute has been passes around a bit. So now we have to add tuned-up to the list of words that make a down underer giggle? Here's another one - route :lol: Both completely innocent words here. :D I agree with the housing being a bargain hunters dream. DH and I have talked about another house - not feasible at the moment to move to another town yet and we aren't interested in renting out so for now we just dream. As for prices, I think the market got horridly overpriced and now what looks like a drop is actually an adjustment to move reasonable prices. Did you like the new instructor for the Body Balance class?

Michelle - I hope you got over your endorphin withdrawal :lol: That's too cute. I haven't got that way with exercise yet but I can appreciate the feeling when it comes to eating good vs eating not so good so I strive to get to that point on exercise myself. Hope you got a good workout and you have some time to spend with the MIL this weekend. Guess you had some lousy weather up your way too yesterday. Seems like spring is never going to arrive this year :( Happy belated birthday to the DH too.

Ceejay - there sure was ALOT of rainwater falling yesterday. Did that cause issues for you at work or was it your day off and someone else's problem to deal with? Happy travels this weekend.

Hellos to the Canadian arm of the group - Madcat, Carla, Ruth and Holly :wave: Hope you are thawing out and getting some sunshine on your faces. :D

Painter where ARE you??????

Shout out to Patty :wave: Who am I missing? Please forgive me for not remembering at this point.

DH and I were having coffee this morning and I was talking about my fear that I'm getting Alzheimers because it seems like I lose things more frequently. Like I had to think really hard about what we had for supper last night. It eventually came to me but I had to work at it. I then ask him what his plans for the weekend are so we can plan out activities I want to do like the Humane Society. So he says to me well, if you want to go see the birdies we could do it in the afternoon. Who's going to see birdies, what birdies I ask???? Oh - he meant cats was looking at a magazine and saw birds so he said birds. Funny thing was, he continued to talk and 5 minutes later again said birds for cats. I told him he's getting worse than me :lol:

Busy weekend ahead. When talking to Mom yesterday she reminded me that in 2 weeks we'll be coming to pick her up. 2 WEEKS???? Argh - the place is quite messy right now. DH is sanding and painting the hall closets (2 of them) so all the stuff is laying loose in one room. I have piles of things because I started going through boxes in the garage. I DEFINITELY need to do some major cleaning this weekend. And I've decided that I really hate the new rectangular frames on my glasses so I'm going to get my eyes checked tomorrow and go back to the traditional frames that work best for me and to heck with fashion. :P

So the title of Mayhem in May describes my life very accurately at the moment :lol: Hope you all have a good weekend!

MELODY525
05-03-2008, 04:08 PM
SHAD....I CAN ONLY HOPE THEY DON'T TAKE YOUR BOXES AND FLOAT THEM OVER THE POND TO NEW JERSEY!!!!!
IT WOULD BE MY LUCK THAT THE CARDBOARD WOULD HOLD UP TO TEMPESTUOUS SEAS!! :faint: PLEASE DON'T TEACH ANY OF THEM HOW TO FRIGGING SWIM! :lol3: HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING THE NEW KITCHEN!!!

HAPPY~ IT'S CALLED HORMONES!! AND ALSO THE STRESS OF THE JOB. BOTH MAKE THE POOR HEAD SWIM. HAD A FRIEND YESTERDAY THAT WAS WORKING ON THE COMOPUTER AND KEPT SAYING WORDS OFF THE SCREEN INSTEAD OF THE RIGHT ONES :lol3: MUST BE CONTAGIOUS! JUST LOOK AT IT THIS WAY....IF DH LOSES HIS MOIND, HE'LL NEVER NOTICE YOURS IS GOING TOO! :dance:

As for last nights fiasco: I think I am going to speak to the director and ask a letter of some kind be sent to the tenants. I was a bit spooked last night and it could have easily been a man...much stronger than me. S h i t....some 3 yrs olds are stronger than I am! And we are living in more dangerous times.

I CAME BACK TO TELL ANNIE SOMETHING I HEARD:
SOME PEOPLE DID NOT GET THEIR CHECKS AND CALLED THE IRS. THEY WERE TOLD THAT IF THE SYSTEM HAD ANY HICCUPS IN IT AND THE CONNECTION TO THE BANK COULD NOT BE MADE, THEN THE CHECK WOULD GET PRINTED AND BE SENT IN THE POST. SO IT'S UP TO THE COMPUTER I GUESS. NOT SURE IF THIS INFO IS ENTIRELY RELIABLE BUT NI GOOGLED IT AND READ SOMETHING SIMILAR. I GOT A NOTICE TELLING ME MINE WOULD GO TO MY BANK ON THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY AND IT IS YET TO GET THERE! :faint: BUT THAT'S OK WITH ME CAUSE WHEN IT COMES, I AM SENDING IT TO THE CREDIT CARD COMPANY.
I WAS READING WHERE SEARS IS OFFERING 10% INCREASE ON YOUR GIFT CARD IF YOU PUT THE WHOLE THING INTO ONE OF THEIR CARDS. SO IF I TOOK MY 300 THEY WOULD ADD 30 AND I'D GET MORE...BUT I DON'T NEED STUFF FROM SEARS. HEARD EITHER WALMARTS AND A FEW OTHERS ARE DOING SIMILAR THINGS.
GUESS EVERYONE WANTS THE BUCK TO STOP AT THEIR STORE :lol3: :lol3:

OK BACK TO SORTING AND CLEANING :moped:

ceejay52
05-03-2008, 04:49 PM
Happy
Don't even think about getting Alzheimers. You are much to young for this.
I got to ride out the storms at home yesterday.

Mel
You should be the "big gun" at work.

Hello's to Annie and Michelle and Shad :wave:

I'm with Happy as to where are our Canadian friends? And Paniter Woman?


Our storms yesterday were a little on the rough side. I'm not sure what the damage if any was done in town. Most of it stayed on the west side of the Interstate in the rural community. There were tornado's.

Got my hair cut and styled this morning. Didn't realize it had been 2 months, and it was looking a little ragged. Next month I'm having highlight's done. I'm thinking red since my cousin confirmed me having natural red highlights when I was very young. I sure do miss her.

Bought myself a new Leslie Sansone's Walk Away Your Waistline dvd. It has the 1,2, or 3 mile walk. I have the old vhs but it is worn out.

Also did some recycling this morning. Took the aluminum cans out to the animal shelter. Now to recycle the Walmart bags.

I'm going to set up the computer for wireless internet. I'll be using Alltel. The router I bought from Dell just went from room to room and I wanted something to take with me.

I keep looking for the stimulus package to show up in my bank account but nothing so far.

Shad
05-03-2008, 07:09 PM
Morning all,

Man it is a bit cool here at the moment. Had to put a jumper on last night. But the sun is up so it won't be long and the temps will rise and the day will be beautiful again. It is so nice to wander outside and breathe the air. A week in the Far East makes one realise the benefits of living here. Count your blessings Shadster and remember this when you are moaning about the traffic or whatever.

What are these stimulus cheques??? Is this the IRD trying to kick start the economy again?? Dang it where's mine? except over here they are trying to cool it down and keep inflation under control. At the moment they are threatening the banks with further regulations if they don't pull their woolly heads in and start lightening up on the bank fees. In days gone by we used to get modest returns from shares invested, now the greed is such that the banks and others must make a huge profit to keep their shareholders happy, and that means bank fees by the hundreds and who pays for those I might ask??

Mel - thanks for the nagging. I am taking the pills again. And yes I am retaining fluid because the weight was up 2kg when I got home. So much for the accuracy of the hotel scale hey! And I did take them while I was away. Flying does tend to make the feet and legs swell although it didn't seem as bad as normal on the way home.
The DS2 didn't come home with a new house yesterday. Whew - I don't know that I have time to do the painting and decorating in another one as well at the moment. There are a number of bank foreclosures going on at the moment. People tell me I should buy another house or investment property, but I just enjoy being out of debt for the time being. Anyway I would rather buy a bit of a rundown place and do it up and sell it. Renting is always a bit haphazard in my opinion. Buy the worst house in the best street, give it a new garden and interior jazz up and sell it on. Just like they do on TV. Only I wouldn't be painting the living room red!!

Happy - it's the way the word Route is pronounced - differently in both countries - that causes the problem. Route with an ow sound or route with an oo sound.
Tuned up - used to be what you did to a person when they annoyed you. You gave them a bit of a tune up - ie tongue lashing or verbal stoush (NZ) - but then there came a time when one comes to Aus and while it has that connotation, one also goes home to tune up the old Sheila (wife) once in a while.
I don't think you are suffering from Alzheimers. I think you have stress syndrome. From time to time I suffer from it myself. Can't remember what I ate yesterday or even what day is this? Did DH have a vacant look on his face when he said birds instead of cats? No? Well that look can't be mistaken when you see it I can tell you that from experience.
Anyway, here is a simple test for you. Concentrate now.
When you are having an interesting conversation about life in general or something deep in particular, get the DH to give you 4 random words. Can be anything, doesn't have to do with the job or the house or the family just 4 words like: Cow, Lake, Rambler, biscuit. So you have 4 words. Don't write them down. Then get on with the conversation you were having for the next 10 minutes or so. Then the DH asks you, in the middle of the conversation what those four words were. 75% and you are doing fine. 100% and go you get to pass go and collect $200. This is one of the tests the Dr gave my mother 14 years ago. I can still recall 75% of those words. Stuffed if I can remember the last one although if I think about it hard I think it was a wild animal like a tiger.
Stress makes us do funny things. Like putting the corkscrew at the back of the top closet shelf in the bedroom.

Ceejay - youth has nothing to do with Alzheimers anymore. When Mum was around and living with it, I found a man aged 39 who was well down the path of Alzheimers. Several of the people in the home with her were in their 50's and 60's. Drs tell me the age factor for many diseases is becoming increasingly younger and younger and don't think that because you are 25 and beautiful you will not get breast cancer. A lot of women and some men are being diagnosed with that by age 25 to 30 these days and some as young as in their teens. It's not pretty out there and it is getting worse. All the more reason to look after ourselves better. We may all have to dig for victory before long.

Oops look at the time. I meant to be at the gym when it opened.
From the What the pets get up to when you are not home file.

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Crikey - that one looks a bit like Sunday. I'd better go check out the toothbrushes.

MELODY525
05-04-2008, 08:27 AM
CEEJAY~ WOW YOU WERE A BUSY GAL. NEW HAIRDO, RECYCLE, NEW DVD ETC. RED HIGHLIGHTS SOUND LIKE A GREAT IDEA!! :dance: YOUR POOR WEATHER MAP HAS BEED LOOKING RATHER BUSY AND HOPE DAMAGES STAY TO A MINIMUM DOWN THERE.

SHAD~WHERE DID THE PICS GO??? GUESS THE PICTURE GREMLIN STOLE THEM :lol3: THE CREDIT CARD COMPANIES ARE DOING A JOB RAISING INTEREST RATES OVER HERE AND THE WORSE RECORD YOU HAVE, THE HIGHER THE INTEREST GOES. SIGH. BUT WE PLOD ON!
HOPE THE DS FINDS SOMETHING THAT WILL "Add" AND NOT DETRACT FROM HIS INCOME....AS RENTERS CAN BE A NUISANCE AT TIMES. I WOULD FIX AND SELL TOO. AND IF IT WOULD MAKE A BIGGER SALE I WOULD PAINT ALL THE WALLS RED :rofl: :rofl: GOOD FOR YOU WITH THE PILLS. SOMEHOW IT CAME TO MY MIND.....IT STILL FUNCTIONS FROM TIME TO TIME. I WAS ALSO THINKING THE SAME AS YOU...LOOKED AT PICS OF JK AND THOUGHT TO MYSELF "I AM SPOILED AND COULD NEVER LIVE LIKE THAT" . THANK GOD FOR CIVILIZATION!! :lol3: lol3:

:wave: to all the other chicks from the south to our still cool north.

MY FRIEND SHOULD BE HERE BY TUES MORNING. STILL NO WORD ON THE TIME CAUSE ANOTHER FRIEND IS PICKING HER UP AND WANTS HER TO GO THERE FIRST. FINE WITH ME. GIVES ME MORE TIME TO GET ORGANIZED. THE CLOSET IS PROVING TO BE A BIT MUCH ON THE SHOULDERS AND IS SLOW GOING. IT'S ALL IN NEAT LITTLE PILES CONFINED TO THE TOP OF MY CEDAR CHEST THAT I DRAGGED INTO THE BEDROOM THIS WINTER. ONE LESSON I LEARNED: IF YOU BUY SOMETHING THAT IS NON SALE AND YOU DON'T GO ANYWHERE TO WEAR IT, WHAT MONEY WAS SAVED? I SEE A LOT OF IMPULSE SHOPPING. THINGS I CANNOT WEAR FOR MANY HOURS. GOTTA STICK WITH COTTON AND BE DONE WITH IT. GAVE SOME MORE PJ'S AWAY THAT WERE GIFTS TO ME AND I CAN'T EVEN GET INTO THEM! WEEKEND IS GOING WELL. ONLY SMALL PROBLEMS. ALL IS WELL IN MY LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD.
HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY :moped:

diyana
05-04-2008, 11:51 AM
Happy Sunday Ladies --

I hope you all enjoyed the first part of your weekend! I went to the gym yesterday, did 1/2 hour of cardio followed by an hour with my trainer showing me some new strength training/toning exercises, followed by a 1/2 hour long strength training/circuit class. I was sore when I left, and I thought I'd be even more sore today...but not so. I feel great! I'll probably go to the gym soon for cardio...or take the dogs for a long walk. It's gorgeous weather today - sunny and 60s. I've already been out cleaning up the garden a bit.

Shad - Will you be going back to Jakarta at all? That's cool that you'll be able to work from home! I hope your new Body Balance instructor was good.

Annie - hopefully your stimulus check will arrive early in the week.

Rennie - Good for you for setting out the rules for the pain meds for your son.

Mel - What a weird experience! Glad it all worked out okay.

Happy - DH's b'day isn't until May 15, Spamalot was an early b'day present for him. I think both you and DH are fine - no Alzheimers worries....you are both just very busy with lots on your mind (aka "Stress"). That's the excuse I use anyway! :rofl: As for eyeglass frames and other fashion, I'm with you...it's got to look good on me...regardless of whether or not it's in style. Good luck with the cleaning and getting the house ready for mom.

CeeJay - sounds like you've gotten a lot done so far this weekend! Good for you!

I'd better go get on with the day.

A big :wave: to Patty, Madcat, Carla, Ruth, Holly, Painter and anyone I may be missing.

Hugs to all,

happy2bme
05-04-2008, 11:53 AM
Hey, what's all this talk about red rooms? Mind you, I have 3 of them in my house - the "office", the downstairs master bath and the kitchen. Now, I did not pick these colors - it appears that the most favorite colors here in the south are red and yellow. When DH and I were walking through the neighborhood in the evening (with most people leaving their curtains/window blinds open) he said that every single house has a red room. And he's right. I don't mind the red so much, however we have mostly cherry wood furniture and red and cherry while they don't clash, don't compliment each other either. I am trying to decide on a neutral color. I don't particularly like the trend now of painting all rooms in the house 1 color. Although I was looking at some homes on the internet and one house was painted a very neutral cream color and in each room they used accent pieces like pictures on the wall, bed linens and accent curtains to pop color into the rooms and that worked quite nicely.

Mel - I so agree with you on the impulse shopping and items never worn do not result in any savings. I feel guilty when I come across items in my closet - not many tho - that still have tags on them. More often than not, they were on clearance at the end of season and I bought them because they were such a "bargain". Although I do have 2 pieces I bought recently that were 60ish vintage type patterns that caught my eye. They are just 2 sizes too small so are incentives for weight loss goals. I do hope that you enjoy your visit with Marie. How long is she staying? It's a shame that people bought you gifts that you can't use. Somehow you have to get the word out that if they want to give you something, a gift card would be nice :o I know many people think a gift card or cash is crass but sometimes it just works better that way. I wound up ordering some hand soap from Bath and Body Works and sent it to my mom for Mother's Day. She was telling me the other night that she wanted to get to the store to get those soaps but no one was going out that way so I just jumped on it after we got off the phone. She is one of those people who is grateful for whatever gift you give her but there is a room in the attic upstairs full of unused gifts. We have moved to cash and gift cards which frustrates her more because she has no way to get out and shop and spend them. I think we'll be taking her around to several places when we get up that way. Anyway, I hope the weather holds up nicely for you and that you have a great visit and lots of laughs.

Shad - the stimulus checks are a feeble attempt by our government to stimulate the sinking economy. They figure if they give us a few hundred dollars, we will pump it into the stores. Hence the incentives by some places to offer you a great bargain if you spend your check there. The funny thing is, in these very scary and uncertain times, I dare say that maybe half the people getting checks will take the money and save it for the time being. At the risk of getting on my soapbox (I'll try not to go there), I also think the banks have gone down the path of what DH calls - the United States of Greed. I realize that interest rates on loans are low and correspondingly, if banks are loaning money at low rates, the interest or rate of return you get on your savings is also low but it's darn ridiculous and you are just ever so slightly better putting your money in a bank than stuffing it in your mattress at home. And at one point DH said he was a bit worried given the state of the economy and the possibility of a recession, that the banks might go under (fail) and take our precious savings with them. It is certainly very hard to grow whatever savings you have now a days. And the generations that come behind us are imbedded in the immediate gratification mode so many of them don't see a reason to save. I must say that if I was 21 and knew that retirement age was 78, I'm not so sure I'd be motivated to save for retirement or rainy days either :lol: I remember back in 1974 working by myself in the computer room on a weekend and wondering what life would be like in the distant year of 2000 when I would be an old hag :rofl: Turns out life isn't really too different except that I wouldn't dare go braless now :lol3:

To your comment Shad, it is I who give DH the blank stare when he talks. His mind is thinking he's saying kitties but it's his mouth that says birdies. So he chats likes nothing's wrong :blah: and I'm the one sitting here trying to figure out what he means. When I talk, I don't use the wrong words, I just stop in the middle of a sentence because I can't think of the word I want to use. We are quite the pair :lol: But I will try your 4 word test. I'm quite sure that I will focus so hard on memorizing the 4 words that I won't hear much of anything he's actually saying while he talks :lol3:

Oh and we can't see your photobucket pictures for some reason :( I REALLY enjoyed them.

Ceejay - I think the red highlights would be wonderful. Red really puts color back into your face and is quite attractive tho hard to maintain. I'm sure you feel all perky and pretty now after the hairdresser. So are you going to become a Leslie fan like Rennie here? I have a few of her tapes too. She is good for when you're not up to a killer workout ala Jillian Michaels :lol:

Today is grocery shopping, pet the kitties and go through some more boxes day. Oh and clean out the refrigerators. I intend to keep a more watchful eye on the groceries - same as Mel with the spending. I just pick up too much and some is going to waste. Groceries are getting too expensive to do that.

So I will wave to the rest of the chicks :wave: and get on with the day.

Shy Moment
05-04-2008, 02:22 PM
happy
A person can save a lot of money just by sticking to a list. Prices have gone up so high I check my cart before I go to check out and see if there are things I have tossed in there that I really don't need. Yes, from time to time I forget to put something on the list but not generally. Sometimes of course we do forget things but I think most of the time we could really do without most of what we pop into the cart that isn't on our lists. I have to walk a tight rope with my son. He is 21 and yet not yet 21. I have to remember he is an adult and wants to be treated like one and yet I have to remember I have to make sure he understands things. They have told us he won't catch up to his age until he is in his late 20's probably. We do see a little difference everyday. Much easier now him being 21 and really in his middle to late teens than it was when he was 15 and really only about 8. It hurts him so much when people act like he is stupid. He isn't stupid he just thinks about things differently than most of us do. You have to explain things to him instead of thinking he understands. The one big problem he has is that he doesn't catch social cues. He doesn't catch the difference between " We need to have a talk " as in if we don't talk I am going to explode and " We need to have a talk " as in lets chat. Fashion and style. I have never cared what was in fashion or what was in style. I like straight skirts and penny loafers. Wore them when I was a teenager and everyone else was wearing less than nothing and still love them lol. Heck I wore my moms that she still had hanging around from when they were in style lol.

di
Sounds like you had a great workout. My son isn't one of those people you can just assume knows things. You have to tell him how things work and why. The why is very important. Once I explained why no beer ( for example ) he was fine with that. If I had just said you can't drink with this mead, that wouldn't have been good enough. It isn't that there is anything wrong with his brain ( except he is male ) he just has to look at things in a logical order to understand and retain things.

Melody
You are so right. We went to look for me some clothes and I found all kinds of tens that I can get myself into but I wouldn't wear yet because they are a tad to tight. Hubby said get them you will be into them in a real short time. I said no. I want to get a few pieces of clothing for now not for tomorrow. Why spend money now that you don't need to spend. Who knows, I might lose enough to go from an 11 to a 9 and then all the money we spent on the 10's would have been wasted. He kept saying we are shopping at goodwill and you are only talking a couple of bucks for a pair of pants. It doesn't matter to me if a pair of pants cost 20 dollars or 2 dollars that is just wasted money. I never knew 11's would be so hard to find lol. The sears people love me lol. I do a lot of shopping there. Heck I walk into the appliance part and they yell out how the heck you doing Dawn lol. I have had the same sears repair man for a million years. He sits and has a cup of coffee when he comes to my house lol. Oh my gosh, you need to be careful. What on earth is wrong with people letting someone into the building and then sending them to you lol.

Shad
I think that check people are going to get is a killer for some. This isn't free money. The refund we are going to get next year will have this money deducted from it. We are taking our check and it goes straight to savings. I use the refund each year to get everyone glasses, new clothes things like that. If we spend it now it won't be there when it should be next year. I sure hope people understand this about the checks. lol Route with an ow sound is a road, or route with an oo sound is at the bottom of a tooth or a plant. Tune up is what we do to a car lol when it isn't running right. They laugh about crick or creak and creek around here. I crick is what you get in your neck, a creak is what a door does, a creek is a small body of water. The darn thing is called a stream lol depends on what neck of the woods you live in to what it is called.

cee
A nice hair cut can make all the difference in how we feel about how we look. I have told people for years I have no red in my hair but that doesn't make it go away lol. It is strawberry Blonde ( more so if I don't keep a hat on in the summer ) with white running thru it. I know a hair cut makes me feel great, I just never take the time to get it done until the stuff is down in my eyes lol.

Hubby went and bought me two pairs of pants and two pairs of Capri's. He paid FULL PRICE for them. The man is insane. Heck, I didn't pay full price for my wedding dress lol. Anyway, I am in the dressing room and he is saying come on I want to see them and I am saying I am NOT going out in public in these pants they are to tight. I walk out and turn around and he makes a gurgling sounds and yells SOLD. The man standing beside him waiting for his wife looks at me and laughs. I said your crazy they are to tight. He said ummm baby they are NOT to tight. ( They are all white with a bit of spandex in them just like my jeans but my jeans do not hug my skin ) You want to dress in everything 2 sizes to big and my gosh they look good on that butt of yours. I am arguing they are to tight and this guy is standing beside us and looks at me and and then at my husband and says. " Why is it, woman who have nice behinds want to cover them up and woman who have nasty behinds want to show them off." The mans wife comes out of the dressing room and I am saying to her, tell him these are to tight and I am to darn old to dress like this. She is laughing and telling me they look great and I need to stop dressing in flour sacks. Hubby bought the clothes. I said I will wear them at midnight, in the house with the blinds down and the lights off. Oh my gosh, I never wore pants that fit that close to my skin when I was 20 and build like a brick chicken coop.

Shad
05-04-2008, 07:12 PM
Morning all,

Short and sweet since I have to go to work (ha ha) today and I do not want to go in my housecoat and jammies.

Rennie - just wear the pants already. The husband is proud of you and your achievement as you should be. He wants you to show it off. Crikey, there's women out there who would consider it an honour if the husband just noticed what she wore! or the fact that she was still there. And the men are right - when this craze for tight and short and bare came in, my DS1 said it could be an interesting summer (we were having coffee at Myers basement and there was a fashion parade going on) and I said that it looked okay from here, but when summer comes there will be some bloody awful bodies wearing it. And I was right. Muffin tops doesn't even come into it on some occasions. There is so much flab hanging loose on some of them you can't even read the slogans on the skirts.
Root and Route are pronounced much the same over here. You have to listen to the conversation to work out which one is which. Creek means the same but is more often a stream, brook, rill, burn or watercourse in NZ but because the land is so dry in Aus, ANYTHING that has water in it is a river or a creek. There's even one in Townsville called Dry Waterbed Creek. And the Todd River in Alice Springs runs underground and is only seen in times of heavy torrential rain. Believe it or not, they hold a boat race on it every summer and the locals get all dressed up in weird costumes, carry a bottomless boat and run the river bed. One year it rained and they had to cancel the boat race until the water drained away.

So you can't see the photos. Wonder why. They are fine here. Okay, I will try once more. Maybe I tried one too many short cuts. Um no I won't, I'll have to go back to the laptop for that. I will do it again shortly.

Michelle - great workout. I will be missing the gym today since it is a public holiday here in Qld and my gym is closed. One of the others is open but I can't see me driving all the way over there to do an hours work out. An hour to get there, an hours workout, an hour to get home. Might have to set Jillian up on the DVD and do it here in my lunch break.

Happy - Mel and I watched home shows on TV when I was there. Without exception at least one of the made over rooms was bright red. Now it is said to energise the appetite so dining rooms are red (at my size and shape do I need to eat more? I don't think so) and it is said to incite passion - so bedrooms can be red (but the cat and I don't get up to much these days - well I don't, she doesn't give me a run down on her love life) and often much as I love the colour I find red aggressive. I want my home to be peaceful and not running over with aggression - some sexy connotations would be fine if I ever invited anyone in to share it - and the DS2 tells me the someone has to pass muster with him first!!!! :faint:
Banks here have the savings interest set around 3 per cent short of the home interest rate. More if you have more to save. For me it is still safer to put the money there than to invest in stocks and shares. There are so called experts taking care of my superannuation that can make stuff ups bigger than those I have made - so I don't invest in the 'market'. Nothing is guaranteed anymore and you can bet your boots that what ever happens you and I will take the lions share of the fall out and not those responsible for its happening.
As for shopping - Rennies list is good. I always take a list. But also if you plan the meals for a week, then you don't have to go back and pick up stuff because you don't have it for that particular meal. As you know I have been following the CSIRO diet with some success (but not at the moment) and I write down all that I have to buy for the week. However they have some ingredients that you buy in packets or bunches and you may not use that again for the week so that wastes money. So now what I do is plan out the week menus making sure I use each recipe for at least two days and then find another recipe that includes the fresh herb or grocery item that is in my cupboard. Food is much too expensive to through away now.

Mel - enjoy your hippie friend, I hope I can meet up with her one day. It would be fun to swap Melistory!!! :rofl:

And now I gotta go and do some things. I'll try to find those photos and put them up later on. Meantime tell me if you can see these.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/9-2.jpg

And

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/8.jpg

MELODY525
05-04-2008, 08:00 PM
shad...yes i can see these kitty kats. the first lot said they were removed or deleted by photobucket. wtf!!!
they are adorable!!! i can just imagine the summer flab parade going on all over the place here too. stuff is short and tight....definitely not for moi! :rofl:
work already???? :faint:
YOU AND MARIE WOULD PROBABLY GET ALONG BUT SHE IS EXCEPTIONALLY LAID BACK AND IS ALWAYS WONDERING WHAT THE "FUSS IS ALL ABOUT".

SORRY ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TYPE. CAME BACK TO TELL SHADDIE WE COULD SEE THE PICS. AND ALSO TO SAY I HAVE A RIDE TO THE MALL/.....I HOPE....TOMORROW. WILL SEE IN THE MORNING. AFTER ALL THE NUTTERS THIS WEEKEND I DESERVE TO GET AWAY FROM HERE.
SOOOOO
HAPPY MONDAY AND HAVE A GOOD ONE! :moped:

Shy Moment
05-04-2008, 09:29 PM
Shad
You don't think he is going to let me wear them where anyone would see me without him lol. They are for the house, they are for our walks in the park. They are for him to see and only to be worn when he is with me lol. He loved me and how I looked at almost 200 pounds and wanted me to dress the same way he wants me to dress now for him lol. I personally think the man needs his glasses changed lol. You are right, planning is important. I make menus for the week before I do my shopping. I may have to go out for more fruit and fresh veggies but that is it. I shop all at one time. The less times you are in a store the less times you have to spend more money than you should.

Oh my gosh some of the ways woman dress. I have seen better meat on display at the butcher shops. Woman, come on, there are some clothes you really need to be in shape and 20 years of age to wear lol.

annie175
05-04-2008, 09:53 PM
Happy Sunday Evening Ladies....

Rennie...Did you say head nut. Welcome to the coo coo farm, head coo coo here....

MEL...Yes, you all are more than welcome to come to my house for exercise with Diyana leading the class. It will probably take you all to get my flabby *ss off the couch. haha And I did hear you ran the local lost and found, be sure to put someone in charge when you leave for my house. ;^) Thanks for the great info on the stimulus checks, still no check. Bastroids~~

Happy....the memory is the first thing to go. Do not worry, it is just the aging process. Vitiman A helps with memory. I know milk and dairy cause me to toot, probably the calcium tabs do to, altho I toot so much who is to really know what causes it. My DD will walk in the room a full 30 minutes after the toot and say, "you have been farting, haven't you, cause it is seeping out". hahahaha

Ceej..Let me know how you like the WATP dvd. Maybe I will shake the dust off mine and tear off the cellophane.

Diyana....I am so proud of you and your accomplishments with your health, exercise, and food choices. YOU ROCK SISTA!!

Ran into a neice of a guy I used to date as a teenager, my first real love.... She told me his wife died 2 years ago and I should call him. He lives in Michigan, 5 hour drive, plus I haven't seen him since I was 18. We will see.

Speaking of toots, I just gassed up the place, better open the windows and get some air in here before we are all asphyxiated (sp).

Love and Hugs

Annie

ceejay52
05-04-2008, 11:00 PM
Annie
I do like the dvd. However, I'm to tired tonight to do any kind of exercise. Got most of it at work today.

Happy
You asked about the storms and work. Lightning hit a pole just outside the plant. We are now running things on hand. I've even had to go to the electrical room to operate some things. Just like when they were remodleing the plant. I hope they can get our electronics guy back tomorrow, but I'm not expecting it. He lives in Little Rock, AR.

I'm both physically and mentally exhausted.

Hi to all the rest. Maybe things will be better tomorrow.

Shy Moment
05-05-2008, 12:08 AM
Annie
I would drive my mom crazy when I answered the phone when she called. Rennie's nut house head nut speaking, Rennie's morgue you stab em we slab em, Rennie's pool hall head eight ball speaking lol.

happy2bme
05-05-2008, 01:45 AM
The baby kitties are here!!! :hug: :cloud9: :D

Last week at the Humane Society the girl we always check in with said it's about the time when the abandoned kittens should be arriving. Sure enough when we walked in today, a lady was sitting on the floor with 5 kittens in a carrier. She found them roaming by the bushes in her neighbor's yard - no sign of momma cat. They were all cute little fuzz balls but one in particular was an adorable calico. The lady who brought them in said if she could, she would have kept the calico. They were mewing their little mews and I picked one up, just a hank of fur and tiny little bones. Awwwwwww. Now I can accept that I can't talk all the big kitties home but I can love them for a few hours each week but my heart just goes to mush with baby kittens. We walked past the front desk and I went into the back room and there were 2 more pens of kittens. That made 11 kittens in one week. Honestly, if we were not going on vacation shortly, I would have been tempted to at least foster some of them. The Humane Society will not allow them to be adopted out until they are old enough to get their shots and be spayed/neutered. They were soooooo adorable. There were some new younger cats too. One tabby was adorable, she was roaming free in the room and I cuddled her for a while. I was then paying attention to the other cats and she came along and scuddled up my leg :yikes: Little needle claws. Everyone was really looking for attention today. DH was not feeling well and was kind of begging off going but he was a trouper and went with me. Good thing because he helped me with some of the bigger cats who were just looking for a little loving. He was also Mr. Groomer and had quite a sizable hair ball when finished.

Otherwise, the day kind of got away from us as usual. I have little tasks to do each night after work and I should be ok. Was following suit with some of you ladies and we hauled some boxes out of the closets when we had the new floor put in. Found 5 pairs of winter boots including the missing mate to one I had upstairs. I tossed 2 pairs that the salt had eaten away the leather. Kept one pair of short and one pair to the knee just for travels back north. I also have about 6 winter coats in various sizes and considering I only wear a winter coat when we go to Chicago for Chirstmas (ok you people, no hurling :snowball: at me :lol: ) - I should get rid of most of them. No place down here to really give them away and I had to bog down my mom's place - heaven knows she has enough jun.. treasures :D and she won't get rid of something she thinks still has good use to it. But we were able to empty 3 boxes so we made good progress on the dejunking.

I didn't get to the grocery store so we warmed up some leftovers. I rewarmed 2 pieces of fish and had about 2 spoons of cole slaw. That was a mistake. It keeps talking back to me (the opposite of tooting Annie - can't say which is worse :D ) I just feel really ugh at the moment. I'm going to find something to whip up for DH and I'm going to eat up the Lean Cuisine dinners in the freezer this week. Have to start clearing out some room for when Mom comes so she has a place for her food too.

And after a long ramble, that's it for me.

Yikes Ceejay - you be careful there. Doesn't sound at all like fun at work lately. You have a scary job :lol:

Annie - thanks for mentioning about the dairy - come to think of it, the calcium pill plus the days I'm having an afternoon yogurt could be conspiring on me in the afternoon. So... are you going to look up the first love???? Sometimes it's better when we close the book and leave it closed but the curiosity is always there. At least you look like a hot babe now - :lol:

Rennie - have you ever considered taking up sewing or alterations? At least then you could take in the pants and blouses and get more wear out of them. Sometimes too it's better to have knit tops - they cover about 3 sizes and you can get more wear out of them. Though I do not like todays tight and layered styles. Ok if you are 18 with a washboard tummy but not ok if you've seen a few rolls in your life :lol: And I do shop with a list - always. Like you I make my menus up before I go shopping. It's just that sometimes I'll buy 2 apples and when it comes time to eat them, I'm not in the mood for apples or oranges or such. There is also the problem Shad speaks of where you need something like leeks for a recipe and you can't buy just one - or you're not sure just how many you'll need for a new recipe you've never made before.

Mel - enjoy the trip to the mall but don't be coming home with anything you'll be tossing back out or giving away in 2 months. :nono: Just get out and enjoy the day.

Michelle - think I should tell DH that we should both quit our jobs to see if the mental lapses are just due to work stress? :rofl: I can see it now, I have to go on disability because the stress of the work environment is causing me to lose my mind. :lol3: I would never be that lucky! So you are working with a trainer at the gym now - that's great!


Shad - no way could I sleep in a red bedroom. I would have to borrow Elvis' round bed with the mirrors and the shag (oops another bad word) bedspread. :lol: We have pulled most of our money to safer money market funds with the stock market so tumbly tho DH is starting to dabble again. He has done better to protect our investments than any financial planner has. I am glad he has taken that job because I sure am not interested at all in it. I loved your kitten photos. I have one of those makeup brushes. They call it a kabooki brush tho I have no white powder in which to paint my face! That's too funny about them cancelling the boat race because they had too much water :rofl:

Ok, past bedtime for this chick. This will suffice for my post tomorrow. Have a good day and happy shopping Mel!

Shy Moment
05-05-2008, 02:28 AM
happy
Many moons ago I use to make my own clothes. I still do nips and tucks here and there and when I can shorten my own pants but that always depends on how they are made. Now I buy things that fit nice but not tight or maybe a bit tight so they will fit for awhile. Then, when they are to big I give them to other people. I told myself when I get to goal and stay there for a year I will spend money on clothes again like I use to. It was nothing for me to spend 350 dollars on a jacket, skirt and blouse. Why not they were going to fit for years and I always got good quality. I will do that again. I have never cared about what was in style. I like what I like and had clothes that I wore my senior year in high school ( I still have one outfit lol ) and could still wear until I put all this weight on a few years ago. I had what I liked and since I got good quality stuff they were still good 20 some years later. The doc told me I would never lose the weight. I had to be on the meads probably forever and I gave everything away. Well forever lasted until I decided that I didn't need most of the meads. I have a large chest for my size body so I don't care for most knits. I look like a chest coming to wards people because of how knits fit lol. There are some foods you never know how much to get or they just go bad before you go thru them. Cucumbers are one that comes to mind. I either have them to long and have to toss them out or don't have enough and have to keep going to the store to buy them. I grow most of the veggies we eat so that isn't something I have to buy except in the winter time. I love to go see the animals and play with them but I always want to bring them all home. We have enough pets lol. I use to keep a couple little breeds of dogs until homes could be found for them but my cat just terrorizes them so I don't do that anymore. A good clean out makes everyone feel better and gets rid of tons of stuff lol. I do a clean out the first day of every season. If I didn't use it the season before I am probably not going to use it the next year either lol.

diyana
05-05-2008, 11:10 AM
Monday greetings Ladies -

I had a wonderful day working out in the yard yesterday. Cleaned out the flower garden and will be buying and planting some annuals this week. I bought 3 tomato plants and put them in the large pots I use for veggies. One of these days/years, I'll build a raised bed veggie garden, but until then container planting works just fine and keeps the dogs out :lol:

As for "red" rooms, when we bought our house, the previous owners had a red bedroom. Not even a muted maroon - a deep red. Now, some people may like that and maybe it's in style, but I knew I had to change the bedroom color to a more soothing blue. We repainted the bedroom as soon as we got the keys to the place, way before we moved in. I think red is fine for an office, or bathroom or kitchen or even family room....but I knew that for me personally, I could not sleep in a red room.

Happy - Congratulations on your quickly growing exercise bank balance! YGG!! And I thought you said you didn't like to exercise - you're obviously doing it! Good for you!! I don't always enjoy working out, but I LOVE how I feel afterward! So I keep going. At the Y that I go to, they provide you with a "coach"/trainer for FREE. He shows you equipment, helps you update your program when you need more of a challenge and I meet with him every couple months to review my accomplishments and review/revise my goals. If I want regular (weekly) sessions with him, there would be a fee, but the nice thing is he teaches a great strength training/toning class that I go to, and he's there if I have questions. I used to feel funny about giving gift cards to people, and checks to nieces and nephews. But now I realize that this way they can get something they'll really enjoy and use. I always get my step-mother a gift card to her favorite nursery so she can get plants and things for her yard. I agree that many people are either going to save their incentive checks or use it to pay down some credit cards (I will be doing the latter). Just read your next post...baby kitties?! Awwww. How adorable! It's so good of you and your DH to go give them and all the cats some love. Some sad news about a nearby Humane Society (in Waukesha). The dogs were getting a virus similar to strep throat, and they'd no sooner show the symptoms then it would kill them. The sad news is that 7 dogs passed away....and it had spread to nearly all the dogs in the shelter. At least they have figured out how to treat it and the rest of the dogs are on the mend and expected to recover. So sad about the doggies, but at least no more will die. Sad too about the horse at the derby. I'm not veterinary expert, but I personally think that's too much joint pounding for such young animals.

Rennie - I totally agree about sticking to a list when shopping. And I double check my cart too - good thing I did yesterday because I'd bought too much frozen food that I wouldn't have room for. Rennie, your shopping trip with your hubby cracked me up! I felt like I was right there! when all those people say the pants look great, take the compliment and wear the pants with confidence! YGG!! My hubby agrees that people who shouldn't wear tight low jeans and crop tops are wearing them, and the ones that should are not. My stomach is not ready for crop tops/low jeans, but I noticed yesterday while wearing shorts that my legs are looking a lot better (if I do say so myself) :rofl:

Shad - The kitty photos are great. Thanks for re-posting them. I'm sure this is also true in a country as big as Oz, but here definitely different regions pronounce things differently. In Wisconsin, most people pronounce root as rhyming with foot. I pronounce root and route as rhyming with boot. Okay, a boat race on the Todd River that they had to cancel until the water in the river dried up?? That's funny! :dunno:

Mel - I hope you can get to the mall today!

Annie - Thanks for the nice compliment! I'll be happy to lead an exercise class for you and the rest of the ladies. Shad can help lead it, okay Shaddie? You should call the guy, even if just to reconnect with an old friend.

CeeJay - Wow! What a crazy weekend at your plant! I hope things get back to normal soon. Hang in there.

MELODY525
05-05-2008, 05:57 PM
ANNIE~ I JUST GOT TOLD TODAY IN THE OFFICE THAT THE STIMULUS CHECKS GO INTO THE BANK BY THE NLAST 2 NUMBERS OF YOUR SOC SEC NUMBER. EACH WEEK A NEW SET OF NUMBERS GOES OUT. MINE IS SUPPOSED TO BE IN ANOTHER WEEK OR SO. SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE IN THE OFFICE KNEW THIS BUT ME! :rofl: AND DON'T FORGET TO GIVE US ALL THE DETAILS ON THE FIRST LOVE IF YOU LOOK HIM UP!! :lol3:

HAPPY~ SO GLAD THE KITTIES ARE HERE!! GIVE THEM A CUDDLE FOR AUNTIE MEL TOO! :love: HOPE THE DH FEELS BETTER. MOM WILL LOOK AT YOUR EMPTY FREEZER AND TRY AND FILL IT UP!! BET YOU CAN'T WAIT FOR THE VISIT :hug: GOOD FOR YOU AND THE DEJUNKING!!

CEEJAY~ I GUESS THIS WEATHER KEEPS YOU AND THE PLANT HOPPING. MUST MAKE A LOT OF EXTRA WORK.

RENNIE~ MY EX WANTED EVERYONE TO SEE ME. HE LOVED MAKING HIS FRIEND JEALOUS! :rofl:

MICHELLE....I ALWAYS WANTED A RAISED VEGGIE GARDEN. WAS HOPING THEY WOULD MAKE ONE HERE BUT IT WAS NOT IN THE PLANS :cry: HAVE FUN WITH THE GARDEN AND ENJOY THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABORS....OR SHOULD I SAY VEGGIES :lol3:

I COULD FIND NOTHING I WAS LOOKING FOR AND CAME HOME EARLY. TO TELL THE TRUTH I JUST WASN'T INTERESTED IN BEING INDOORS. THE BUS WAS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SO I ASKED FOR A QUICK RIDE HOME.
THIS WASN'T THE MALL I HAVE THE GIFT CARDS TO SO I SAVED MONEY! AND AFTER TOSSING STUFF OUT I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE BUYING IT ALL OVER AGAIN :rofl: :rofl:
CAME HOME AND TOOK CARE OF SOME SENIOR COMPLAINTS, MAINTENANCE WASN'T HAPPY BUT TOO BAD. SPENT TIME OUTSIDE WITH SOME OF THE OTHERS AND HERE I AM. ALL IN ALL A GOOD DAY. I EVEN TOSSED OUT MY JUNK BOXES BEFORE I FINISHED.
TOMORROW I AM FOOD SHOPPING AND GO BACK OUTSIDE. GOTTA LOVE THIS WEATHER :beach:

HAVE A GREAT NIGHT AND A GREAT DAY TOMORROW. GOOD MORNING SUN SHINE!! :sunny:

Madcat
05-05-2008, 06:03 PM
Darlings, it seems like it was just yesterady but tonight the sweet DH and I are heading out to celebrate our second anniversary!!! I will be back to report and comment (if it doesn't take a while to recover!) :lol:

Hi to all the chicks in the meantime!

diyana
05-05-2008, 06:20 PM
Happy Anniversary, Madcat!

diyana
05-05-2008, 06:23 PM
Mel - It's amazing when you spend lots of time decluttering and dejunking that you don't want to buy anything else. After my major dejunking (which I'm about 60% finished with), I consider very carefully whether I want to buy stuff. Is it an impulse buy or do I actually need it and will I use it? Wish I'd done that before so I wouldn't have to dejunk now! :rofl:

Shad
05-05-2008, 08:06 PM
Morningall,
Beautiful morning here too Mel, bit on the cool side early on, but it is expected to get to 26C today from a start of 13C This is getting to real winter for us - that's 56F - 82F more or less. Got love winter over here. Diyana if you ever do decide to come over, you do not want to come to the tropics in the summer - that's when we have rain and humidity and thunder and all the tropic cyclones etc. Come anytime after March and go home before October end.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/anniversary02.jpg
Madcat - happy anniversary. Hope that it is a joyful meal and a bloody good evening. Doesn't really seem like two years that we were all getting excited about the wedding does it??

Don't know whats going on here, but I went to Go Advanced and now I cant see the rest of the entries. I'll have to do the split screen thing. Darn it.
Actually I might just post this with a couple of pics and come back later. I really need to get some work done. Working from home means you have to be disciplined. It's not as easy as it looks.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/Haveyousmiledtoday3.jpg
Have you smiled today

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/7.jpg
The delights of the dishwasher

Shy Moment
05-05-2008, 09:14 PM
Madcat
Happy anniversary

Melody
Mine likes everyone to see me clothed lol no cleavage showing and so forth but then I am the same way with him. He isn't allowed to wear sweats in public ( bulges should only show at home lol and I am there when he buys jeans because I don't want them tight across his hinny lol. It does work out well since we are the same way with each other.

di
There is way to much mutton out there dressed up like lamb lol

ceejay52
05-05-2008, 11:17 PM
Most of the time work is a breeze. Sometimes I want to throw in the towel.

MadCat
Happy 2nd anniversary.

Hi to the rest. I need to do some things before I go to beddie by.

happy2bme
05-06-2008, 02:26 AM
Happy, happy, HAPPY anniversary Madcat :congrat:

I can't believe it's been 2 years already. Wow. Hope you had a nice evening out and our best to you and former The Boy, now The Husband ;)

Shy Moment
05-06-2008, 02:59 AM
It is 2 am I am going to try to get some sleep.

upswife
05-06-2008, 09:00 AM
Morning ladies! I have found the new thread. Things here are very touch and go. and I spend most of my time parked on the couch, as any activity seems to make me feel worse. HAve to get moving and get the kiddies ready for school. Luv and hugs!

happy2bme
05-06-2008, 10:00 AM
Good morning chicks,

Oooh Ellen, sounds like you're having a rough go of it there. Hope it eases up soon :hug:

Rennie - I agree with you and am very surprised at the amount of young girls (girls who should be more fit) walking around with cropped tops and flabby muffin tops hanging out. And what's this with everyone's boobs hanging out lately? I was watching Two and a Half Men and they had Jenny McCarthy guest starring. (Jenny went to high school across the street from our apartment and worked in the mom and pop grocery store next to us before she went to Hollywood and got famous). Anyway she looks fantastic - lost the baby weight on Weight Watchers and tho she was playing a scheming sexpot con artist, man every dress had the middle cut out and the "bags" as my mom calls them :rofl: were hanging out. After a while it just doesn't look good anymore. So I'm with you - be appropriate in your dress and I think we all tend to wear things that are too loose rather than fitting properly.

Madcat - hope you had a nice evening and it spilled into the morning for you.

Shad - get outside and enjoy some of that nice weather before you have to run off again. Oh wait, you're supposed to be working from home, aren't you? Never mind :o :lol: You're right, takes alot of discipline to do that.

Mel - go for a nice ride outside, forget about the shopping. Save the cards for when you run out of something. Go wait outside for Marie and have a whiff of fresh air. Hope you have a good time together!

Michelle - that's so sad about the dogs at the shelter. :cry: I know there have been 2 outbreaks of Guardia virus among the cats but they are able to contain it quickly. Hard when you have so many animals in close quarters together. I too have gone to containers for the tomato plants. The soil here is full of clay and the only spot that seems to get enough sun is DH's hummer garden and we know we will NOT be getting access to that :lol: or up by the pool. I might just stick with the farmer's market this year and forgo the garden altogether.

Cripes, look at the time. Gotta run. Love to the rest of the chicks. :wave: Have a good day all...

diyana
05-06-2008, 10:38 AM
Happy Tuesday ladies --

I went to the gym last night and did a 1/2 hour step class followed by a 1/2 hour weights class. Both classes kicked my butt :kickbutt:, but in a good way. I was tired and sore when I left, and was lucky enough to come home to a home cooked meal made by John's mom. Beef stew over potatoes. Yummm! But I did learn something interesting...I ate around a cup to 1.5 cups of potatoes and when I checked my blood glucose, it was higher than it usually is after dinner. It was only 122, but that's considerably higher than it is normally after dinner. So I need to take it easy when it comes to potatoes. The weather today is supposed to get up to the mid 70s, so I'm going to take a walk at lunch. Yay! :dancer:

Shad - your winter temps sound lovely! Although it might be a few years before we get to Oz, I'll heed your advice about the timing. The photos are great, both made me laugh! Thanks!

Rennie - You crack me up! Mutton dressed like a lamb -- too funny! :rofl:

CeeJay - I hope your work settles down a bit.

Ellen - Take good care of yourself and it's okay to rest when you need to. Just listen to your body and your doctor.

Happy - I totally agree, people need to dress appropriately for their age and figure. A few years ago at Harley-Fest, my DH saw a woman wearing as*-less chaps (with a thong)and she was about 250 lbs. Needless to say she should've been much more covered up rather than letting her cottage cheese butt and thighs hang out. :barf: Someone that size should not let it all hang out. And once we were in Reno, NV and we saw a 75 year old woman wearing a neon green tube top over her 36D- EXTRA LONG hanging down chest. They almost went down to her hips. Yuck! I mean, I'm rarely a fashion plate when I walk out the door, but I do look in the mirror and make sure everything is in it's place and all my flab is covered. :lol: We go to the Farmer's Market for some veggies in the summer, but I want to grow stuff I use a lot of like tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow crookneck squash, and lettuce. Might need more pots though. I grow cucumbers and squash up tomato cages too rather than let them spread out, and it works just fine.

Anyway, I'd better get going on my day!

A big :wave: to everyone I missed!

Here's to a great day for all of us!

annie175
05-06-2008, 10:39 AM
Good Morning, morning, hello sunshine, wake up sleepy head.......

Another beautiful day in the metropolis of Indy. 78 degrees, winds 6 mph. Lovin it. Took a 30 minute walk at lunch yesterday.

Madcat. Happy Anniversay Baby, got you on my mind!! that is an unrecognizable song from me to you.

Shad...love the doggie in the dishwasher picture. How darn cute is that.

Rennie....Sleep well, and very sweet dreams. Not too fattening tho.

I am considering calling my first love, have found his number on the internet. Now need to get the B*LLS to call him. He lives about 3 hours from here, I mapquested it. lol

Went to dinner with a friend that was in from Hawaii. She gave me the open, standing invite to visit....hmmmmmmmm

Not much else going on here, hope to get my veggie garden out soon. Love the fresh veggies...

Hidee Hoooo to all.

Love and Hugs.

diyana
05-06-2008, 10:43 AM
Wow, Annie, how exciting! Maybe going to call your first love and a standing offer to visit Hawaii! Wooo Hooo!

carla49
05-06-2008, 12:50 PM
Happy, your DH has a Hummer garden?!! Who knew - I always thought they built those gas-guzzling monsters in Detroit or Japan or something. A bumper crop of those would sure pay for a lot of renos!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Madcat, I hope it was the very happiest of celebrations last night. :hug:

:wave: to everyone else. I'm not really back yet, just lurking while I do my time down in the doldrums. :( :(

Shy Moment
05-06-2008, 02:15 PM
Annie
I didn't sleep didaly again. Tossed and turned and made myself stay in bed until noon. I might as well have gotten up at 6 because I sure didn't get any sleep. That would really be nice to contact an old friend and get together.

Happy
I find that so sad. I know when I was a teenager there were a few girls that were over weight but not all that many, at least in my school. Most girls were built pretty much like they should be and we all had small waists. Try to find a girl now with a small waist. It isn't easy. I am not sure if it is eating habits, sitting around all the time or that woman just don't seem to have the pride in them selfs that they use to. There was a time woman knew they were better than men lol. Now females try to act like men ( just because we can do what a man can doesn't mean we have to ) and in turn have lost a great deal about our sex that made us better. I don't have a problem with people dressing how they want as long as their private parts are kept private. I think when we were young ( at least in my neck of the woods ) we thought more of our selfs and didn't have to show everything to everyone and sure wouldn't have if we weren't fit and trim. I would be happier to see a 60 year old woman with a nice figure in a pair of low rider jeans and a bellie shirt than I would be to see a 20 year old in the same outfit who is 80 pounds over weight.

Di
I started growing my tomatoes that way. I get to eat more of them because the dog gets to eat less of them lol. I remember waiting for this one tomato to get ripe. I watched it for days. My mouth watered at the thought. I went out one morning and it was GONE the dog got it before I did. I was not a happy camper lol. Potatoes are one of those things people have to watch, I know my dad did.

Michelle
It is so sad about animals at shelters. Even the best of the shelters can only do so much with what little money they have. It is hard not to go into one of those places and bring all the animals home.

MELODY525
05-06-2008, 05:36 PM
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WISHING YOU A HAPPY 2ND ANNIVERSARY MR AND MRS MADCAT!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

I CAN'T BELIEVE 2 YEARS HAVE GONE BY!! I ALSO CANNOT MOVE MY ARMS. I AM SOOO SLEEPY FROM THE FRESH AIR ALL DAY AND FOOD SHOP AND OFFICE STOP. I DID READ THE POSTS BUT WILL CATCH UP WITH PERSONNALS ANOTHER TIME. I NEED A NAP! :cloud9: JEN AND RICHIE ARE GOING BSACK TO DADS. SEEMS HE WANTS TO REDO THE HOUS AND GET NEW LAWN FURNITURE. ANYTHING TO KEEP THEM THERE :lol3: :lol3:
SEE YOU GALS SOON :moped:
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT/MORNING :cofdate:

Shad
05-06-2008, 07:42 PM
Morning all,
Seems I don't get diddly squat time to read and answer personals these days. Ah well, time will come when I can.

Had a good workout at the gym this morning. 6.15KM, that 3.85miles in 48 minutes and burned 501 calories (according to the machine) I decided today was going to be cardio and although I normally do bike, elliptical and treadmill, today I decided to indulge myself and just run, so I did.
On the way home, I filled up the car - Wednesday is the cheapest gas - and went to the car wash (half price Wednesday) but the darn thing wasn't working. I'll have to go down again later. I have to do some shopping anyway - clean out of yoghurt and getting down on veg. So my lunch break will be in the shopping centre and the car wash - oh what fun.

Yesterday DS2 and I went tile shopping for the kitchen splashback. Naturally enough, the one thing I wanted was going to cost an arm and a leg so we are into compromise. We have a white ripple tile and some mini brick shaped small tiles for a feature - they are a charcoal shade and then we found a glass strip which looks like it has been smeared with oil. All the rainbow shades and will use that to break up the mass of black and white. Sounds funny writing it down, but I think it will work. I am waiting for the tile man to come up with samples so we can look at it at home and make the decision.

Hi ho - I owe - so it is off to work I go. Time to annoy the chickens again. I'll be back

ceejay52
05-06-2008, 11:30 PM
Hello to all :wave:

My boss got in one of the main parts to the main control panel and installed it. I was a happy camper about 12.30 today.

Rennie
Hope you get some sleep tonight.

Happy
Wow, you are doing great with all that exercise.

Shad
05-06-2008, 11:56 PM
Now I know why I hate HR. It's enough to drive the sanest person to the whisky bottle and keep them there. I mean heck what does PA61 - Quota Corrections mean when it is in the PA20/40 section. It's in with creating and deleting attendance records. I know what the PA61 means. I might just have to go to SAP and try and figure it out myself. Is there a quota of times a person can attend whatever Training and Event is being held? Is there a quota on the corrections a person can make. Who knows.

Okay grunge over.

Is anyone else having trouble with the site in that when they go to the Go Advanced section, they can't see the other posts?

I think I will just insert a couple of pics and be done with it for the time being.
Have you smiled today

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/Haveyousmiledtoday2.jpg

What the animals get up to when you are away.

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Shy Moment
05-07-2008, 01:49 AM
Cee
I got a few hours. My little eye balls popped open about 5 hours after I went to sleep so I just got up. No good reason to just lay there since I won't go back to sleep anyway. You would think I would be dead tired by now NOPE I bet I am up another 3 or 4 hours at least lol.

Shad
Those are cute. I bet Winkie sits around the hamster cages saying to himself, breakfast, lunch, dinner. Breakfast, lunch, dinner lol. One did get out and he brought it to me so maybe not lol.

MELODY525
05-07-2008, 09:04 AM
RENNIE HAS INSOMNIA
ELLEN NEEDS TO BE A COUCH POTATO FOR AWHILE
SHAD IS FIGURING OUT PA61 - Quota Corrections
MADCAT IS GETTING OVER HER CELEBRATION
CARLA IS CLIMBING OUT OF THE DOLDRUMS
HAPPY IS HUMMING WITH HER HUMMERS
CEEJAY IS A HAPPY CAMPER
MICHELLE GOT HER BUTT KICKED AT THE GYM...AND IS KICKING OUR BUTTS TO GET UP OR OUT AND EXERCISE WITH HER! :rofl:

MY FRIEND WILL ARRIVE TONIGHT. WE HAVE ARRANGED ANOTHER FRIEND TO PICK HER UP AT THE AIRPORT AND SHE WILL SPEND THE NIGHT THERE. TRY AS SHE MIGHT, SHE COULDN'T GET AN EARLIER FLIGHT SO SHE HAD TO STAY IN ENGLAND. FOR SOME REASON I DON'T THINK SHE TELLING THE WHOLE STORY AND SAID SHE WILL "TALK" WHEN SHE GETS HERE. :dunno:

A GREAT DAY ALREADY AND I AM GOING OUT EARLY.
I WAS SICK IN THE LOO ALL NIGHT. THE INTESTINES ARE STILL HAVING A WEE BIT OF PROBLEMS FROM THOSE MEDS. HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE GONE SOON :cry:
ENJOY YOUR DAY AND HOPE IT'S A SUNNY ONE :sunny:

diyana
05-07-2008, 09:11 AM
Happy Wednesday ladies --

I went for a brisk 1/2 hour walk at lunch yesterday because I wasn't sure if I'd get to the gym. Plus, it was sunny and warm, and I had to get outside. After work, DH and I ran errands and grabbed dinner on the way home. I had a roast beef sandwich which was really yummy, but they messed up the order - instead of just giving us the one strawberry sundae that my MIL ordered, they gave us two. It looked too good to pass up, vanilla frozen custard with a fresh strawberry topping on it. So I indulged. My first decadent treat in over 3 months. I was surprised that my post-dinner blood glucose was still on the lower end of the acceptable range for diabetics. Not that I'm going to use that as permission to indulge often. It's still a lot of calories. It was so good. :yummy:

Carla - I hope you feel better.

Rennie - I chuckled when you said that the dog got to the just ripened tomato. Between dogs and bunnies and other critters, I hope I get some veggies to eat.

Mel - How exciting that your friend arrives tomorrow! That's wonderful! I'll bet your excited about spending time with her. I sure hope you feel better so that you can enjoy her stay.

Shad - good for you for that great workout! Awesome! That's a much faster pace than my back will let me go. Good luck figuring out the SAP/HR stuff! Thanks for posting the great animal photos. Please post photos of the tile backsplash when you take some.

CeeJay - Glad your boss fixed the main control panel. Hopefully work will be a bit more sane for you.

Happy - I hope you have a great day!

Well, I've got a busy day ahead, so I'd better get to it. :hug: to everyone! Here's to an enjoyable day for all of us!

happy2bme
05-07-2008, 10:04 AM
Good morning fine ladies.

Can't stay long this morning - so I apologize for the run through.

Mel - get outside and enjoy one more day of sunshine - I hear Marie is bringing the gray skies with her from England over to you the next few days. Hope you're feeling better and that you enjoy your visit. We want details... :D

Michelle - the ice cream sounds yummy. Since you've been such a good girl for 3 months didn't the topping almost taste too sweet?

Shad - there's a million reasons to think that HR is confusing and you've just highlighted one of them :rofl: Hope things get better for you.

My Hummer garden is hummingbirds you silly Carla - :lol: nice to see you again, as always I am amazed at your quit wit :D

Rennie your tomato story reminds me of one. One of the guys at work gave me some lily of the valley plants. They are quite prolific and spread out but it takes 5 years for them to mature enough to flower. I planted them and nursed them carefully for FIVE YEARS. One spring morning I went outside and there was my FIRST FLOWER. :dance: I plucked it, sniffed that heavenly fragrance and went over to the fence to show it to DH who was talking to our neighbor. I handed it to DH who for some unknown dumb MAN reason held it out to our neighbor's labrador retriever. Buddy the canine eating machine, opened his mouth and in one swoop ATE THE FLOWER THAT I WAITED 5 YEARS for. :cry: :cry: :cry: I sat there with this look of disbelief and the 2 guys thought it was hysterical. So I can appreciate you guarding your tomatoes.

Hello Ceejay - are you enjoying South Beach?

Annie - I've air shipped my b*lls over to you. Pick up the phone and call that guy so we can live vicariously through you :lol: What have you got to lose? There's many a story of people reunited after years and years and they are happy to have found each other again. And then go visit the Hawaiian friend!

:wave: Ellen, Madcat and the rest of the crew.

I gotta run. Be good.

annie175
05-07-2008, 02:03 PM
Happy Wednesday!! Seems like I just typed that yesterday, my time goes too quickly the older I get.

Happy....I am kind of waiting on my friend to come back with the phone number of the first love, I don't want to do it on my own, would I seem to anxious?? Did you belt the men for letting the dog eat the flower??

Rennie...have you tried the natural herb melatonin for sleeping? It works wonders. Google it.

Diyana....ya think I should call him, thanks for the b*lls. I just remember him being so shy and absolutely hating to talk on the phone. You did inspire me with exercise and I took the dog for an hour walk. Hella Bella was pooped out when we got home.

Shad....the pix are great, I actually lmao at the dog squinting his eyes while he was looking like he was laughing. It is just so funny to me. Thanks

MEL...have fun with your friend visit. I wonder what she wants to "talk" about??

Visited the bariatric doc yesterday, she thinks my tummy and back issues are due to my bowels. YOU THINK?? I say. She told me to use Miralax to get regular then use it every other day. I used it last night and have pooed 3 times this morning, but not trots. Maybe I am on to something. At least no tummy or back issues. wooo hooo.

DS cut the grass or I should say the dandelion garden today for me. It was awful looking.

Not much else going on....70 and RAIN again for us today. Oh Hilary Clinton won the election in Indiana yesterday. She will need more than that to get the nomination.

Have a terrific day ladies.

Love and Hugs.

Shad
05-07-2008, 06:06 PM
It's another cloudless day in the great South East. Oh how I love this weather. Cool nights and mornings and warm sunny days. The butterflies are still here but the mossies and assorted biting bugs are only around for about an hour in the morning and again at dusk. Soon they will all be gone. Today is not gym day so I have a little extra time. Thats good because I'm not sure my legs would be up to much this morning andyway. The quads are stiff and my feet are feeling it. So I'll work in the house instead - and talk to you lot.
Robbie the tame IT man came yesterday to install wireless internet gizmos. I have 4 computers here now including the laptop for work and it was a pain to connect and disconnect the modem cable - not to mention the trailing phone lines as I have shifted the computers to a room on their own. This room does not have a jack point. Anyway I can now take the laptop and sit in the sun as this room is quite cool in the mornings. Good in summer tho'. I guess the IT man's visit was of mutual benefit since he had a niggly system problem to contend with and I was able to come up with a suggestion that might work for both companies he is dealing with (both are paranoid about information exchange since they both work in the same industry and have cross over areas of expertise). One company would not allow the exchange of information through memory sticks or external drives - which I thought a little strange but hey! Personally I would have told them to put the info on separate externals and post them to each other. That way no one gets to see the other ones gear. If you have that little trust in the integrity of another company, why do you deal with them for heavens sake. Okay rant over.

Mel - enjoy the visit with Marie. It's a while since you saw each other and I know you have been good friends. Enjoy todays sunshine as well. All that vitamin D from the sun. We can't store it long term and have to get it where we can. After a long winter, you must be really deprived of natural Vit D.
Tell Jen and Ritchie to enjoy the house and the summer garden furniture. The old man must have recognised his mortality and is belated realising he has family. What's the dorky girlfriend making of all this family love?

Michelle - glad you enjoyed the icecream. Sometimes it is good to have a treat like that especially when you don't expect it. Eat it and move on. You've realised you can't do it often but living with an eating lifestyle doesn't mean we can't enjoy the good things of life from time to time.
The splashback is a short time off. I was looking at the samples last night and am no longer sure of whether I will be happy with the white and dark grey. It will wait until the strip sample arrives and I will think about it again. My DB2 thinks it will be too much white. Not that I worry too much about what he thinks mostly but he could be right and it didn't look that good last night under the lights - although they were fairly dim. We shall see.

Annie - I'm sending my b*lls air xpress. There is no harm in ringing saying that you met up with xyz (can't remember the name and can't go back at this point) and that you called to say hello. He may not like talking on the phone but he will probably answer questions. Be prepared to do most of the talking.

Rennie - what's bothering you that you can't sleep. Sleep is very important in weight loss you know - good sleep that is. Heaven forbid that you have to forfeit one of your little people because you can't sleep. Have you tried camomile tea for supper? How about getting the DH to knock you on the head with a small tree or something? How is the son getting along after his op and the pain meds incident?

Ceejay - glad to see work is looking up. Did you get the hair done and red?

Madcat must have had a good night - she's not back yet to tell us all about it.
Carla has slunk off into the distance again - or maybe she is getting ready for hiking in the bear infested woods along with the mythical moose (eaten by the bears??) Or maybe she is packing the boots for England next month. GET BACK HERE AND TELL ME ABOUT IT!!!
Holly is conspicuously absent, Ruth is tilling the garden. It must be the onset on the Canadian summer. Is this called 'The quiet Canadian call of the wild?'

I'll be back with some more pics later. They are set up in the C Drive of the other computer. Maybe I will have to organise my own server so I can drag things from one to another. Darn it no, I'm sounding like a nerd! Life does not solely exist inside a computer. See you

Yahoo, my Go Advanced has fixed itself. The world waits and wonders.

Shy Moment
05-07-2008, 10:20 PM
Shad
Sometimes I sleep lol. If I can get 5 nice sound hours a night I am good. It is when I get less than that I become monster mom lol. Weather sounds beautiful where you are, hope you get to enjoy lots of it. I have to call the sons doc tomorrow the thing is still doing nasty stuff and I want to make sure it should still be doing that. He isn't suppose to go back for 2 weeks.

Annie
I might try that. I have tryed all kinds of things. You could be like me and go 10 times a day at least lol. Up the fiber I was told. Oh my gosh I did and started going 2 times a day. Though I was going to die I was so sick and hurting. Think I will stick with less fiber and go 10 times a day like my old normal self lol. Thank you ibs lol. Dandelions, oh my gosh are they bad this year. We never have more than one or two in our yard and I dig them out. I swear we have more of them than grass this year lol.

Happy
You let that man live? What on earth is wrong with you. Not a judge in the land would have convicted you lol.

di
Oh my gosh that sounds so yummy. This isn't about doing without. This is about eating right. Nothing wrong with, from time to time having a treat like that. Hope you enjoyed every single bite. I have about 1/2 an acre behind my fenced in back yard that isn't mowed. There is long grass and brush and so forth back there. Tends to keep all the critters out of the yard. It is just the darn dog that I have to worry about lol. We do get deer in the yard if the kids don't close the back gate. Have you ever tried to get a trapped deer out of your back yard lol. Hubby's suggestion of letting him get his bow does not go well with me lol anything in my yard is on safe ground lol.

Melody
I have gone thru this since time began lol. 5 hours a night is a full nights sleep to me. I am doing great as long as I get them all at one time lol. That is what hasn't been happening lately. Maybe I will go back on ambien and watch the wood grain in the table move by itself again lol.

Hollyhock
05-07-2008, 11:19 PM
Helloooooooooooooo!!! Just catching up with you all!!

Busy, busy here, of course, but I am winding down some stuff. I signed a rep to take over my Avon biz and I am quitting teaching Sunday School.
Kids are in soccer full swing now. H started new job and is suspiciously resembling a happy person. My work is coming along. Haven't been in the garden as much as I would like. I am in week 6 of the 12 week program I am doing. Puttering along.......

Annie - go for it!!!!

HUGS!!!

happy2bme
05-08-2008, 09:28 AM
Good morning ladies,

This site has been responding very very slow for me lately, particularly late at night when I try to post. Although my internet connection slows down, this site in particular (all sections) is getting progressively slower. So, like this morning, I've used us most of my posting time waiting.

Will just have to do with a quick hello today. I'm going to get my hair done after work and I realized with horror that we will be leaving in a week to go get my mom and there's lots I have to do at home here. So my postings will go down for the next few weeks as I spend less time on the computer.

Catch you later...

diyana
05-08-2008, 10:48 AM
Happy Thursday everyone!

I went to the gym last night and did a step class with a different instructor than I have for my Monday night step class and WOW! What a workout! I get a good workout on Monday's step class, but this instructor uses different moves and I was really challenged to keep up. I felt great afterwards though. Tonight is a strength/toning class followed by a Jazz dance aerobics class, which is fun. I'm also hoping to walk for 1/2 of my lunch hour.

Happy - you are exactly right about the sundae...the topping tasted a bit too sweet and it was real strawberries in a sauce. And my MIL made her famous oatmeal cookies for DH yesterday, and I treated myself to one. That's it though. I'm not going to have any more treats for awhile. I've got to get my glucose numbers down and these treats aren't helping. I can and will get my glucose under control and continue to lose weight. Sounds like you're going to be really busy for the next week preparing for Mom's visit and then enjoying her visit with you. Just make sure to enjoy it all and don't let it stress you....you get too much stress at work as it is.

Annie - I, too, have occasionally used melatonin to help sleep. I've also used chamomile capsules. I DEFINITELY think you should call him. Even if just to reconnect and not to "hook up". :rofl: I'm glad I inspired you to get moving. I feel SO much better when I exercise. This is so weird for me, as I was a couch potato queen :queen: as recently as 4 months ago. And now I'm working toward being an exercise :queen: or something! :lol3: I'm glad to hear that your doc gave you something to help you get regular. I might mow our front and back dandelion gardens this weekend. I just LOVE using the riding lawn mower. I go really fast and do donuts! It's a blast. We have a neighbor who is so anal about how perfectly straight his mow lines are that it must make him cringe to see me driving our mower all over like a bat out of h*ll.

Shad - we're having similar weather to you. Cool nights and mornings with warm sunny days (of course, right now for us "warm" is 60 to 65F). It still feels wonderful. I hope your quads and feet feel better. I agree, I think most of us northern gals are Vit. D deprived because of the long, long winter. I intend to get out and work in the garden this weekend to soak up some rays (with sunscreen of course). Does anyone know if sunscreen blocks Vit. D along with the UVA and UVB rays? I've never thought about that until now. I just know that I'm so fair skinned I can burn in 15 minutes or less without sunscreen.

Mel - have a wonderful visit with Marie! It's so nice to spend time with good friends!

Rennie - Good idea to call your son's doc. Better to be on the safe side. And I'm with you...any critters that find their way into my fenced yard (mostly squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons and possums) are safe. We check the yard thoroughly before letting the dogs out.

Holly - That's good that you're letting go of a few things to make more time for yourself and family! YGG!

Well, time for me to go.

Big :wave: and :hug: to everyone!

annie175
05-08-2008, 11:24 AM
Good Morning Ladies....


LOL Diyana on the donuts on the mower. I can see you now. My DS would love to join you on that.

I am taking a mental health day tomorrow, getting a massage in the morning, then hair done after that. Sure wish my govt check would come. dang it.

NOt much else going on, Have a terrific Thurdsday All.

Love and Hugs,

ceejay52
05-08-2008, 11:27 AM
morning all

Happy
The South Beach is an easy to follow plan. Lost 5 pounds this week.
Way to go on thos exercise minutes.

Shad
No to your answer on the hair. I'll do that in June.

Mel
Enjoy your company. We all need friends around.

Hello to the rest. I've just barely skimmed the post.

I'm trying to do different things for exercise. Last night I did a BL cardio and sculpt dvd for 60 minutes. There is no way I can catch up with Happy in exercise minutes.

I've lost 5 pounds this week. It may be the fluid retention but hey, I'll take it.

Today is the dreaded gyn visit.

I need to make a couple of phone calls so I'm out of here.

Have a good day.

annie175
05-08-2008, 12:07 PM
Ceej..good luck at the Gyn. 5 lbs in any form, is good when starting out.....

Shy Moment
05-08-2008, 01:58 PM
Holly
Sometimes we have to quit doing all the things we have been doing. Gives us time to smell the roses. You get out in that garden, gardening is good for us :)

Happy
We all understand having to get things done. You just pop in when ever you can. While I hate to take the time to get my hair done and I hate someone touching my hair lol I love how I look after my hair is done. You enjoy that hair cut.

Di
The only thing the animals are safe from in my fenced in part of the yard is the hunters lol. Anything out of the fenced in yard is fair game lol. Sounds like you had a great time at the gym. That is terrific you enjoy yourself. Oh I did a workout that night that had lunges in it. I can't do many of those because of the knees. After two workouts with lunges and only a total of 30 lunges my thighs are killing me today lol.

annie
We got one of the checks still waiting for mine. Into the savings it goes. I spend it now I won't have it when I should be getting it next tax refund time lol.

cee
5 pounds in one week WOW that is terrific.

diyana
05-08-2008, 02:37 PM
Annie - My husband told me that some places have riding lawn mower races, and he keeps joking that he's going to supercharge a mower for me to race. Sounds like you have a wonderful day planned tomorrow. I wish I could join you.

CeeJay - Good for you for doing the BL DVD! 60 minutes! YGG! :congrat: on the great weight loss too! Good luck at the gyn.

Rennie - Although we live out in the country, we live in a subdivision, so no hunting allowed in the neighborhood. Great job on the lunges! 30 lunges is a lot! :congrat: I have a hard time with lunges.

happy2bme
05-08-2008, 03:07 PM
Oh Michelle - you had me in stitches with the riding lawn mower :rofl: I would have never imagined you with a lead foot on a John Deere but then when I think about it, you do have a wild streak! Too funny about the neat neighbor too. So did you just force the couch potato queen to start moving and eventually you grew to like the exercise? Sounds like you have a nice variety at your gym. I find around these parts that they offer most of the classes I'd be interested in during times I can't make it. Big difference between here and up north is up north, they cater to the customer so businesses stay open on the weekends or later at night. Here the attitude is "you work 9 to 5 and so do we" so you have to take time off to go get something other than Lowe's home improvement store or the mall. Very disappointing. Same thing with the gyms. They might be open from 7am to 10pm but classes and trainers are geared mostly from 9 to 6. :(

Rennie - wow - 30 lunges! That's fabulous!!! Bet you won't be running too fast today tho. I'm sure the WATP will be good for stretching out those poor achy muscles.

Ceejay - congrats on the 5 pounds down :yay: Oh those minutes add up. Just a little bit here and there each day would surprise you. I racked up alot of minutes on the weekend just doing some heavy cleaning which involved lots of stairs and such.

Annie - enjoy that pampering day tomorrow. Sounds wonderful! Stop thinking about your check and it will show up - it's always that way. DH keeps trying to talk retirement finances with me and I keep saying oh, does this mean I can go shopping????? :yes: :yes: :yes: Then he deflates my balloon by saying - sure you can go shopping - you'll just have to work another 20 years :eek:

Mel - hope you and Marie are tearing up the town or at least having a good yak together. :gossip:

Hellos to the rest of the chicks.

I want to see pics of Shad's backsplash too.

diyana
05-08-2008, 04:22 PM
Hey Happy -- When the couch potato :queen: in me got the diabetes butt kick, I forced her to exercise at least 5 days a week. It took about a month for me to really, really enjoy it. Now I try for 6 or 7 days of exercise because if I miss a day, I really feel blah, low energy and kind of down. What a drag that your gyms are only open during normal business hours - that's crazy! :dizzy: I live in a small town and somethings close around 6, but not the gyms thank goodness. My nice quiet serene Y (read: no kids allowed, bring your own tunes and headphones, and normal people with real bodies) is open until 8 weeknights and just on Saturday morning (closed Sundays). But the other Y in town (kids allowed, music playing, and more thin people than fat) is open both days on the weekend and later at night, so I go to it if "my preferred" Y is closed. Most classes are offered during the day, but Mon. - Thurs. they offer 2 different classes during after work hours. Nothing on the weekends though. And the trainers work until at least 7 or 8, which is nice. I cracked up at your DH teasing you about going shopping that you'll have to work another 20 years. :rofl: that's not nice of him! :lol:

Shy Moment
05-08-2008, 05:12 PM
di
If I find a woman that loves lunges I am going to shoot her in a but with a pea shooter lol. Lunges are the hardest things in the world for me lol.

We live out in the country. You can only shoot so close to peoples houses but my back back yard butts up against someone Else's woods and they bow hunt over there. One year they got a deer and it ended up in my yard lol. They had to come and ask me if they could get it ( that is the law ) I said sure as long as I get a deer steak out of it and laughed. The man brought me two of the sweetest deer steaks I have ever had :). The neighbors that are against that part of my yard ( 3 of them but only 1 complained and she just moved out here a couple of years ago ) really complain that I don't mow that part that is at the end of their back yard. The woman told me I should mow it down and get rid of the brush and brambles. I said oh and when I do that are you going to tell those people to clean the dead wood out of their woods. You won't believe this. She said YES, it would look nicer if they got rid of the dead trees laying on the ground and maybe raked up some of the leaves lol. To bad, all the animals live back there. As more and more woods are being cut down it is my little haven for the rabbits and so forth. Man you don't want to live by woods and brush and such, don't come live out in the country lol. When we became a city instead of just a township I went to the zoning board and asked it it had to be mowed down. They said no way and laughed. Only the yards that face a street have to me mowed and maintained. The guy laughed and said from the day we became a city there were people calling in wanting people to do just what that woman told me she wanted me to do. They were told to go back and live in the city with sidewalks instead of the country with cows and woods lol.

Happy
As I walked down the stairs this morning I knew I was a bit, shall we say, sore lol. I didn't know how much until I did my first workout of the day and started to do kick backs. Oh my gosh it just about took my breath away with the first kick. I didn't expect it to hurt like that lol. Every time old Leslie said doesn't that feel good I wanted to shoot her in the butt with a pea shooter lol. They don't feel any better now than they did before the workout but I still have two more workouts to do today so I am sure they will after that. I usually do one of those workouts a day that has the lunges in it not both of them in one day. Bet I don't do that again lol. Oh the riding lawn mower. My kids laugh because if I don't pay attention I am just about doing wheelies on ours when I go back to empty the baggers lol. When you are use to mowing in 2 or 3 you don't realize how fast 6 is going to take off lol.

Oh my gosh, I must have started to post earlier. I looked at my task bar and had two different pages of posts going lol.

Shad
05-08-2008, 06:53 PM
Morning all,

Coffee is brewing, so you can all come on down now if you want some.

Happy - I hear you on the slowness of this site. I've had extra memory stuck in this machine and now have the 'fastest internet' service in the west (if you believe advertising) and I still have some problems from time to time with accessing this and other sites. I'm convinced it is not me. Yesterday I was working away very happily when I lost all access to the work site and couldn't get it back - so a short day yesterday and I will have to make up for it today or tomorrow.
We understand that you are really flat tack at the moment. Just pop in when possible - one liners to let us know it's you - and get on with enjoying having Mum around.
I can sympathise with the DH's shopping remark. I've said for a while now that with my Superannuation and the lack of profit on any stock that I own - only the house value is going up and I have to have somewhere to live - that I can retire at 70 and have to be dead by 74. That gives me 15 more years - so I had better get on with it.
Yikes - the gyms there have business hours??? Majority of ours are open 5.30am to 9pm. Saturdays are 8.00 to 4.00 and Sundays 8.00 to 1.00. In my one, you could fire cannons around the joint between 9.00 and 3.00pm and that's when they put on a whole heap of interesting classes. They are presently doing a 6 week trial of Pilates - time 9.30am Friday. Now I ask you.

Annie - do you have a website over there that brings together old school friends or workplace friends. We have one in NZ called Old Friends.co.nz and you can go register there and catch up with the doings of all your old buddies. That means you can approach anyone through the internet. If all you get is silence back, then they are not interested in maintaining contact. I've met up with and chat to a couple of 'old loves' through there and I have to say that one who was a real hunk in the 'old days' now more resembles an old hulk. Sad what time does to some.
Enjoy the mental health day.

Michelle - You mean you enjoy the gym???? :faint: Geez I wouldn't mind a serene one. I really don't like the music they pump out at my gym. It's good to get new instructors once in a while because it means different movements which can only be good and confuse the body into doing the right things. My body balance class trainer is still the same one for the next couple of weeks anyway before she moves back to Sydney to go back to Uni and do another degree. Who knows who they will get then. It's not a big class generally but grows from time to time and is mostly women and it seems that the Saturday class is the one that most often gets cancelled or shifted around when they want to do training for instructors. It becomes really annoying and is one reason why it is always a small class. People just don't like being bumped off the gym studio so that some others can sit in there and chat. Wonder if they would do it if it was a male dominated boxing class?? The other reason I am quitting this gym this year is that the personal trainers have an area of their own for their clients. It has just about everything that we do out in the main gym, we are asked to respect their right to the equipment and that's fair enough and I do. However when they ignore that bit of the gym and start bringing their clients into the main gym and they sit on the equipment I want to use and talk about the thing next to it, then I get a bit grumpy. It's hard enough to find the time to go, much less having to wait to use the equipment.

Almost time to go to work. I'd better get on with it. More later if I get time.

Shad
05-08-2008, 07:34 PM
I apologise if we have had any of these before, but I've sort of lost track abit and don't have time to go back to see if I have put them up earlier. These dogs are having a great time with water. At least I think they are.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/9-3.jpg

Or is this one having a problem after a hard night?

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/9-1.jpg

Shad
05-08-2008, 07:36 PM
Just weighed myself. I am so tired of this up and down, up and down. Seems like everytime I get into a good place something happens to the brain or the body that says hang on to the water/ fat/ whatever.

It's impossible to put on 1.4kg in 2 days. This has to be water.

*sigh* its back to boot camp for me.

Shy Moment
05-08-2008, 07:54 PM
Shad
Looks like that black lab had a long hard night on the town lol.

MELODY525
05-08-2008, 08:20 PM
I GLANCED THRU THE POSTS AND HAD SOME LAUGHS. JEN AND RICHIE ARE ENJOYING THE PERKS OF A VERY GUILTY MAN AND THE GF DOESN'T LIKE IT ONE BIT THAT JEN RATES HIGHER THAN SHE DOES :rofl: I'LL SEE THEM ON MOTHER'S DAY.
MARIE IS IN NYC TONITE AND WILL BE IN AND OUT AND SEEING OTHER FRIENDS. THEN SPENDING A NIGHT IN NYC WITH ANOTHER FRIEND. SHE LOOKS WORSE FOR THE WEAR AND IS NOT STICKING TO HER DIABETIC DIET....IF SHE EVER HAD ONE! WE HAD A LONG CHAT, SHE ACTUALLY TOOK NOTES AND I HOPE TO GET HER TO SEE THE LIGHT BEFORE SHE LEAVES. LOOKING VERY MUCH OLDER THAN HER 57 YEARS. EVERYONE THOUGHT SHE WAS MUCH OLDER THAN ME! :faint: SHE IS EXHAUSTED FROM ALL HER TRAVELS THIS TIME AND FAR TO MANY COUNTRIES.....INDIA, TURKEY, SPAIN, FRANCE, ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND NOW HERE. I THINK I REMEMBERED THEM ALL.
ANYWAY......SEEING HER MADE ME FEEL POSITIVELY HEALTHY!!!!!!!!! :rofl: HOPE THAT DOESN'T SOUND MEAN BUT SOMETIMES I FEEL SORRY FOR MY SELF A LITTLE BIT AND NEED A WAKE UP CALL.
SENDING LOVE TO YOU ALL. I WILL READ AND CATCH UP OVER THE WEEKEND. SHE WILL BE GONE A LOT OR MIGHT EVEN SLEEP OVER THERE. WAITING TO SEE. LOVELY VISIT BUT I AM TIRED. HOT SHOWER, FLANNEL JAMMIES, MY A/C IS ALREADY ON AND SOME TV. MAYBE A MONARCH OF THE GLEN TAPE!!!
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT/MORNING :moped:

ceejay52
05-08-2008, 10:45 PM
Mel
I know exactly what you mean about seeing friends and making you feel healthy. That's the way I felt when I saw my cousins awhile back.

Had a full day in Jonesboro, AR. today. Mammeogram at 1 p.m. and poke and prod at 2.40 p.m. I spent some time in Barnes and Knoble, my favorite book store. I did buy the Thyroid Diet book to add to my other collections of diet books. I didn't eat anything because I wanted to see if the doctor's scales matched. No such luck, the fluid retention had already begun.

Came home and mowed the lawn. It took me an hour to mow this time cause it was cooler. I said I was not going to count this as exercise minutes but I'm changing my mind. I didn't see any snakes.

After this I went to Sears and had them to put on a new battery on the RAV4This battery was the original one and I was getting a little skiddish about it. It could take out at any time and with a trip to Springfield Mo next week end I wanted to play it safe. I'm really getting excited about the trip.

My stimulus check was in the bank this morning. Yipee.

diyana
05-09-2008, 09:16 AM
It's finally Friday! Yippee!!

I walked into the gym last night for my 1/2 hour weights class and 1/2 hour dance class and said to the receptionist and instructor, "Okay, I'm here for my daily endorphin fix!" They got a kick out of that, and the instructor asked me after the classes if I got a good enough "fix". :rofl: I'm going to take MIL to the nursery today after work and get some plants and then tomorrow is going to be spent outside - DH getting our small fishing boat ready for fishing this spring/summer and I'll be working in the garden. Sunday it's supposed to rain, so I'm not sure what we'll be able to do with MIL.

Rennie - you cracked me up when you said you'd take a pea shooter to any woman that loves lunges. I think they are hard for everyone. And I'll bet Leslie's glad that she's on the TV and safe from your pea shooter :lol:

Shad - Isn't it crazy when gyms offer classes during the day when no one is there? Some of the daytime classes where I go are geered toward seniors, but still. And yes, I do really, really enjoy my gym. They have music during the classes, but the rest of the gym is quiet, you can bring your own MP3 with headphones or watch the several gym TVs (listening to the audio on various radio stations - again, with headphones). All you hear is the sound of the ellipticals and treadmills and occasional weights. It's really nice. Some trainers are really...self-absorbed for lack of a better world. They don't see anything outside of them and their client. It was that way at the gym I used to belong to, not at this one though. Thank goodness. Great doggie photos (and captions)! Thanks for the great laugh! As for your weight gain, it's gotta be water. You're working hard and doing the right things. It'll come off soon.

Mel - I hope you can get Marie to see the light. Changing diet/lifestyle isn't easy, but it is the best thing a person with diabetes can do. Her travels really do sound exciting and exhausting at the same time. And maybe it's hard to make healthier choices when you travel so much. Hopefully she can come around. In the meantime, I understand what you mean that seeing where someone else is at can make you realize how far you've come in your health journey. :)

CeeJay - Phew that you didn't see any snakes while mowing. And I do think an hour of mowing definitely counts as exercise minutes. Congrats on getting the stimulus check! Ours hasn't shown up yet, but hopefully soon.

I hope everyone has a fabulous and fit Friday and a Wonderful Start to Mother's Day Weekend!

:grouphug:

happy2bme
05-09-2008, 09:37 AM
Good morning ladies,

Weekend here at last - well at least after getting through the work day. This is the last weekend before vacation - how'd it get here so fast - :yikes: and there is SO much to do. Just have to stay focused on the tasks at hand...

Shad, I'll take a cup of that coffee, thank you kindly. It certainly does bring up a dilema in retirement planning that we have to at least consider living to a ripe old age - maybe 20 or more years and you have to make sure the money will last. Biggest worry for me is being feeble and put into a state home to rot away. Sounds like it's high time to find a new gym. I totally agree with you - no different from the trainers "hogging" the equipment than the gymrats - except the trainers should know better. My trainer would stand right next to me, stare into my face the whole time and "urge" me to go faster, longer, just a bit more :lol: I hope that you can find a new place more accomodating. They seem to be all over the place. Loved the pic of the black lab - reminded me of the late 70's early 80's :rofl: And try not to get too frustrated with the scale - I find the same thing myself - even more frustrating when you read about these people who say "the pounds just fell off..." :mad: Maybe you should just put the scale in a closet and focus on your healthy habits. You can tell by the clothing if you're tightening and toning the way you want to.

Rennie - hope you've stretched out. Good one with the pea shooter :lol: when you're feeling that way I'm sure her uber cheeriness is all the more cheesy. But lots of water and stretching is the only cure for achy muscles. That and a nice jacuzzi...

Mel - guess Marie is an example of that saying - "if you can't be a good example, then serve as a horrible warning". Maybe not that extreme but you get the picture - shows the difference that taking care of yourself makes. I'm glad you were feeling a bit better about yourself, everyone needs one of those now and then. I was feeling kind of good and then I was reading a magazine at the beauty shop yesterday and saw that Rene Russo is my age -- can you make the wah wah wah sound of the balloon being deflated? :rofl: Anyway hope you had a nice, quiet evening. Isn't it getting too warm for flannel pjs?

Ceejay - lawn mowing ALWAYS counts as exercise - even if you're using a power mower. Yard work is a serious work out, that is unless you're just standing there limply holding a hose and watering the flowers :lol:

Michelle - that's a huge difference between the Y's. Is one a YMCA and the other a YWCA by any chance? Do they still differentiate between them in this day and age? We had a YMCA down the street up in Chicago. It was a nice one, just catered to alot of families so you had to tolerate a bunch of kids running wild there. And forget trying to use the pool. But the rates were very good.

Ok, I have to get going. Not only behind on home things but work as well and being out for a week will put me behind even further. I really should go in early but my head just can't wake up at 5:30. :lol: Have a good one chicks, hello to the rest of the crew :wave:

MELODY525
05-09-2008, 10:23 AM
I JUST CANNOT GET THE NEXT PAGE TO LOAD. :cry: GUESS THE ONLY WAY TO GET TO OUR NEXT PAGE IS POST A REPLY HERE....LET ME TRY THIS......

MELODY525
05-09-2008, 10:40 AM
HAPPY~ I HAD THE A/C ON ALREADY SO THE FLANNELS WERE A GOOD CHOICE :lol3: I ALMOST CRIED WHEN I READ YOUR FLOWER EATING DOG STORY :cry: I CANNOT BELIEVE IT :rofl: i HEAR YA ON THE DEFLATED BALLOON RENEE STORY TOO....BUT IF WE HAD ALL THAT MONEY MAYBE WE WOULD LOOK BETTER!! :cb:

MICHELLE~ I USED YOU AS A GOOD EXAMPLE AND OF COURSE LEFT OUT THE STRAWBERRY SUNDAE CONFESSION :lol3: :lol3: I ALSO TALKED ABOUT ALL YOUR EXERCISE. THE RIDING LAWNMOWER RACE I HAVE HEARD ABOUT BUT I AM WONDERING IF YOUR DH COULD SUPERCHARGE ONE OF MY CHAIRS :scooter:

ANNIE~ I HAVE BEEN USING MIRALAX ON AND OFF FOR A FEW YEARS NOW. IT WAS PRESCRIBED AT THE TIME. CAN I ASK WHAT TIME OF DAY/NIGHT YOU TAKE IT? I'M STILL TRYING TO FIND A GOOD COMBO TO MOVE THINGS ALONG :rofl: I WOULD APRECIATE ANY INFO.
WHAT IS THE LATEST ON THE OLD BOYFRIEND PHONE CALL????

SHAD~ YOU REALLY HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH RICHIE'S DAD. HE SEES HE IS MORTAL AFTER ALL.....BUT HOW LONG WILL THAT LAST??? :rofl:
GLAD THE IT MAN VISIT WAS MUTUALLY PRODUCTIVE AND YOU HAVE SPEED OF LIGHT CONNECTION AND THE FASTEST DRAW IN THE EAST!! :dance:

CARLA~ LOTS OF PEOPLE THINKING OF YOU AND SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS YOUR WAY :hug:

CEEJAY~ WOW!!! 5 LBS!!!! LOVE THE SB DIET!!! A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!! :cheer2: I AM GLAD THE DR VISIT WENT WELL. I LOVE NEW BOOKS. THEY GIVE ME SUNC MOTIVATION! I ALSO SECRETLY LOVE THEIR NEW SMELL! I COULD SPEND HOURS IN B& N BOOKSTORE. I LOVE THEM AND BORDERS. GLAD YOU HAD SOME TIME OUT TO BROWSE AND SHOP!

RENNIE~ I AM HAVING SIMILAR CHANGES IN MY SLEEP. JUST CANNOT GET ENOUGH HOURS IN A ROW TOGETHER. WITHOUT THEM I AM "LOST". WONDER IF IT'S THE CHANGE IN SEASONS. OR LACK THEREOF. IT'S HOT THEN COLD THEN HOT. WISH MOTHER NATURE COULD MAKE UP HER MIND. MY DD IS HAVING THE SAME PROBS.

HOLLY~ GOOD LUCK WITH THE NEW CHANGES AND ALSO THE SUSPICIOUSLY NEW HAPPY MAN THAT INHABITS THE OLD DH'S BODY! :lol3: :lol3:

MARIE CAME BACK LAST NIGHT AS SHE COULD NOT FIND HER FRIEND. WE HAD ANOTHER LONG TALK JUST ABOUT HEALTH. DR MEL'S DIAGNOSIS IS SHE HAS BEEN AWAY FROM HOME TOO LONG, EATEN ALL THE WRONG FOODS, DROWNING HERSELF IN DIET COKE, AND IS GENERALLY TRYING TO KILL HERSELF WITH DENIAL
OF COURSE I WAS MUCH MORE POLITIC ABOUT IT WHEN WE SPOKE :rofl: AFTER OUR DISCUSSION, SHE CALLED A FEW PEOPLE AND CANCELLED VISITS UNLESS THEY ARE IN A GROUP. THEY AGREED TO ONE NIGHT OUT.
I ALSO ENLISTED THE HELP OF A MUTUAL FRIEND. MARIE REALLY NEEDED A GOOD LIE IN AND IS DOING THAT THIS MORNING AT AT THE OTHER FRIEND'S HOUSE. WHEN SHE HAS SOME REST WE WILL VISIT AND SPEAK AGAIN. SHE HAS CONFIDED THAT HER DRS ARE ABOUT FED UP WITH HER. SO WE'LL SEE IF SHE LEARNS ANYTHING ABOUT HERSELF ON THIS YEAR'S QUEST. WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT. THE CRUX OF THE MATTER IS VULNERABILITY AND THE RECOGNITION THEREOF. HOW WELL I KNOW THE FEELING AND I WAS VERY HONEST WITH HER WITHOUT BEING DEPRESSING BUT NOW I AM TIRED TOO! :rofl:
THE OFFICE IS EXTREMELY SHORT-HANDED TODAY BUT I CALLED IN SICK......ROFLMAO
JOHN WILL CALL, LIKE I ASKED, ONLY IF THERE IS "FIRE OR FLOOD".... :moped:

HAPPY FRIDAY AND THANK GOD THE WEEKEND IS HERE :angel:

MELODY525
05-09-2008, 11:06 AM
RECIPE ALA DR. BISHOP:

Chicken Cacciatore

Ingredients:
skinless chicken breast halves on the bone, about 2 pounds

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

½ pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ cup dry white wine

1 (14 ½ ounce) can whole tomatoes in juice, chopped and juice reserved

½ teaspoon dried oregano

1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes or more to taste

Cooking Instructions:
Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
Heat the oil in a sauté pan over moderately-high heat. Brown the chicken on both sides, about 8 minutes. Remove the chicken.
Reduce the heat to moderate. Add the onion and pepper, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms begin to brown. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the wine and cook until reduced by half. Add the tomatoes and juice, oregano, red pepper flakes and ¼ teaspoon of salt and simmer the mixture covered for 10 minutes.
Return the chicken breasts to the pan and simmer, covered, until the chicken is just done, about 20 minutes longer.

Makes 4 servings

ceejay52
05-09-2008, 02:31 PM
Morning all,
I'm busy cleaning house and I can not be messy this week. I'll have to do a 15 minute pick up each day and try to do laundry each day. Vacation next week end.

Happy
Are you planning on going anywhere on vacation? If you've said I've missed your post.

I've been reading some of the new book-The thyroid diet. She has three different diet plans. I'm going with the carb sensitive plan. It's similar to South Beach.

You gym rats have made me get in the mood to go do some weight lifting today.

diyana
05-09-2008, 04:58 PM
Katie Couric's Lemon Chicken

Category: Lemon Chicken
Serves/Makes: 4 Ready In: 30-60 minutes

Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups chicken broth
2 lemons, juiced
Salt and pepper to taste




Directions:
Pound chicken breasts with meat mallet to a uniform thickness. Dredge lightly in flour, shaking off the excess.

In a large saut頰an, over medium heat, melt butter and oil until it sizzles. Add chicken breasts and saut鬠turning once or twice until cooked through and juices run clear. Remove chicken and set aside.

Add lemon juice to the chicken stock and whisk into saut頰an.

Whisk in flour and cook for one minute until the mixture boils. Reduce heat to a simmer and return chicken to pan to heat through thickening sauce to desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and ground white pepper.

Serve the chicken over a bed of Basmati rice and spoon the sauce over the chicken.

diyana
05-09-2008, 05:00 PM
Happy - How long is your vacation? Are you off work the whole time your mom is with you? Both of my gyms are YMCA and my membership is good for both. The gym I prefer is adults only and geared toward the beginner to intermediate exerciser but of course you can up the intensity of the machines and weights as much as you want - And the classes show modifications for beginning exercises and ways to make the moves more challenging. The other Y is all ages - adults and kids (kids running around) - with more advanced and longer classes. I try not to worry too much about retirement. I do everything I can to minimize stress and any stressful thoughts nowadays. Stress just leads to all sorts of bad things for me. It is what it is, it'll happen when it does, and I'm saving for it the best I can. And, Happy, Rene Russo may be your age, but she doesn't have to work as hard as you, and she has the money for trainers, chefs and skin treatments. So no fair comparing yourself to her! I still get carded when I buy alcohol at the grocery store, so I figure I must look okay for my age, and I'm sure you look great too - at least you did the last time I saw you!

Mel - I'm with you....if we had Renee's money, we'd all look fabulous - but at the same time, we are all lovely ladies who are loving life! If your chair has a motor, chances are my DH could supercharge it. Then you and I could race - you on your chair and me on my mower! :rofl: That's good that Marie is paring down her busy schedule. It's not smart to overdo/over-extend yourself. And if her drs are fed up with her, she must really not be taking care of herself. Doctors can only do so much, the rest we have to do. There are SO MANY scary complications from diabetes: blindness, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, etc. It's no fun giving up (or cutting drastically back) on foods you love, but it's necessary. I love pizza, but haven't had any in months because it's got way too many carbs and I know I cannot limit myself to just 1 or 2 slices. I could have WW pizza, but it's not the same. I could make my own using foccacia, but that's not the same either. I'll have pizza again someday as there are really no forbidden foods - I just have to eat smart to keep my blood glucose in line. I'm really honored that you are using me as an example to Marie. I've kind of plateaued at the weight loss and size loss, but I'm not getting too discouraged. I just need to keep working at it. At least I'm feeling wonderful - better than I've EVER felt. I feel better now than I did in my 20s! BTW, good for you for taking a day off to rest and relax. The chicken cacciatore recipe looks great!

CeeJay - Good for you for cleaning house! I'll bet you are looking forward to your vacation. Have fun weight lifting!

annie175
05-09-2008, 07:23 PM
What a wonderful Friday.....

The massage was simply wonderful. Hair is all colored and cut, now no one can tell I am not really a blonde. haha. Went and tanned too. I am so mellowed out.........

Haven't called the old BF yet, thought I would wait till this weekend when the kids aren't home so I can have peace and quiet and no interruptions.

MEL....I have been taking the Miralax of the evening. So far, since the 3 initials poos...nothing. Hoping it won't all "blow" at once. Yikes.

Shad...how funny about the old BFs and the website. We do have that classmates.com site, but he wasn't from my area. He was from northern Indiana.

Ceej...I could spend a week in a bookstore and not come out. I love that place.

Happy...no more talk of govt check. Just found out I am getting a paper check to be mailed out on May 23. Evidently if you have your filing fees taken out of your direct deposit orginal refund, you get a paper check and not a direct deposit amount on your stimulus check. bah humbug

Holly...you seem to always be burning a candle at both ends, you probably made the right move for you as you definitely NEED more YOU time. Goodluck chickie.

Diyana...the lemon chicken sounds delish. We don't have a stitch of food in this house. The kids think I put them on a diet. haha. Don't get paid til the 15th and that is pretty much shot. We will all be on a diet for the next several weeks.

Rennie...tell your neighbor to mind her own backyard and you will mind yours. There is always someone to complain. My ailing 80 year old parents have neighbors next door who pick up all the sticks in their yard and throw them in my parent's yard as they insist the sticks come off of my parent's trees and not their own. HOW FREAKIN REDICULOUS. What it boils down to is I HAVE TO PICK THEM UP to cut the grass. So that makes two times the same sticks have to be picked up. I swear I just wanna take the sticks and shove them right where the sun doesn't shine on the backside of the neighbors.

Have a lovely evening all, hey to those I missed.

Love and Hugs.

Shad
05-09-2008, 07:27 PM
Morning all,
It's Saturday again and I don't have to work although I probably will put in a couple of hours since there are things that will start to mount up and fester if I don't keep picking away at them. I've been talking to the other guys on the project and interesting little snippets of information pop up which send me scurrying on a mission and sure enough, it will mean more work. My time line gets more crowded. Still the good thing about working at home is that you are never far away from it when you get the urge - if you ever get the urge.

Of to Body Balance class today to see what gives there. Is there more drama in the offing? Who knows, watch this space. I need gym as the scales tell me the weight is continuing to rise even tho all the other measurements are right on track. It's fluid but I can't figure out why.

Mel - you are such a good friend to your Aussie mate. I hope she takes your advice and does look at life differently after this. It can be hard travelling to all those countries and she is going against time all the way (obviously she wants to gain a day in her life :rofl:) Maybe she hasn't planned it as well as normal either. From experience, I can say that travelling is all about the planning. If you do everything up front it becomes a hassle free trip - apart from the unexpected which can happen at your own front door. You have to plan the trip, the side trips, the busy times and some downtime, some utility time for laundry etc as well. It doesn't pay to do the complete tourist - remember that classic line from a film - if it's Tuesday, it must be Paris. It can get like that if you don't watch it.
Whatever she gets up to, make sure you have enough time for yourself. Glad you called in sick today. Laughed at the Jen situation. Good for her. Hope its a nice house on a nice street in a nice neighbourhood. She deserves it. The old guy deserves all the sh*t he gets.

Ceejay - happy motoring with the new battery. Good for you having all the pokes and prods and squishes. I've started organising mine as well seeing as this is my Warrant of Fitness year. I've sorted hearing and skin appointments already, just got to sort the squish and prod now. No doubt I should do eyes again as I think they are changing once more. Getting old aint for sissies.
Of course mowing the lawn is exercise. Fortunately ours doesn't grow in the winter so I don't need to do it more than once a month, but the weeds sure do. I need to get out there and sort that lot out again. Maybe this afternoon.

Rennie - I am not sure what that dog is doing. Good idea to leave the lid down I guess. What's the news on the sons condition? I'm okay - I won't get chased by the pea shooter, I'm not a lunges person. I don't think anyone is. I see the trainers talking about them to clients, showing them how to do them, I never see the clients doing them without the trainer. Stupid looking things they are too.

Happy - you'll be hurrying home to get the place in shape for the mother I guess. Have a good weekend in case we don't get to see too much of you. Hope you get all those chores done and have some downtime. Do you remember the 70's when you were doing things like the lab in the picture??? I got told once that if you could remember the '60's you were not really there. I remember them well. Wonder what planet I was on?

Thanks for the recipes ladies. I will try them out I think. However might just leave the rice alone. I have a feeling it is responsible for my current predicament. We had Paella for dinner the other night and I ate the left overs last night. It didn't taste salty and I used salt reduced stock but then it could have been anything I guess.

Right well the time being what it is, I had better go get ready for gym. Then there is cleaning the bathroom, loo and laundry and building myself a new filing cabinet. It's okay, not doing it from scratch, just bought a ready to assemble job and now have to put it together. I guess like most other things, it is made in China, quality checked by Tina and is missing 2 special shaped bolts or nuts and has 50 others that appear to be totally unnecessary. Watch out for the saga of the filing cabinet.

Todays pics are all about sleeping. Everyone knows a good sleep means a good day.

Power napping
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Don't Move for at least a week!
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Shad
05-09-2008, 07:28 PM
Morning Annie, we must have posted together.

MELODY525
05-10-2008, 08:52 AM
WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN
COME BOB BOB BOBBING ALONG, ALONG....LA LA LA

:cofdate: WHERE DO THESE SONGS COME FROM?
WHOTF KNOWS. MUST BE MY WARPED BRAIN. :crazy:
I FEEL LIKE I HAVE MORNING SICKNESS TODAY...MUST BE THINKING OF ELLEN! THE RAINS MIGHT FINALLY END FOR A DAY OR TWO AND I AM HOPING TO SEE THE SUN ONCE AGAIN. JEN WILL BE HERE TOMORROW AND MAIRE WILL COME BACK ON MONDAY. SHE IS SLEEPING AT THE FRIEND'S HOUSE BUT HAS DECIDED TO CONTINUE ON WITH ALL HER PRE-PLANNED HER "VISITS". :faint: SHE'S A BIG GIRL AND CAN MAKE UP HER OWN MIND. I TRIED & I SURRENDER. :lol3: :lol3:
ALL IS WELL WITH MY LITTLE FAMILY AND THAT IS WHAT COUNTS. JEN HAS A MIND TO NOT BE HERE ON MONDAY AND I CAN'T BLAME HER. RIGHT NOW SHE HAS ENOUGH ON HER TINY-FRAMED PLATE.....AND SHE HAS BEEN DOING SO WELL THESE PAST FEW WEEKS.
I WAS TELLING AN OLD FRIEND THAT WEIRD THINGS ARE HAPPENING TO ME AND SHE SAID MERCURY IS GOING INTO RETROGRADE.....MY LIFE MUST BE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE! :rofl: :rofl: I NEED TO FIND SOMETHING TO DO TODAY BUT NOT TOO STRENUOUS....LOL....I FEEL THE NEED FOR MORE QUIETNESS. :cloud9:

HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY :moped:

CEEJAY~ THE BOOK SOUNDS INTERESTING. I LIKE THAT THEY HAVE A CARB SENSITIVE PLAN. GOOD LUCK!

MICHELLE~ THE LEMON CHICKEN SOUNDED GOOD. I HAVEN'T MADE ANYTHING LIKE THAT IN A LONG TIME!
HAPPY GYMMING!! I THINK THAT ALL GYMS SHOULD BE CHILD-FREE. I HAVE FRIENDS THAT COMPLAIN ABOUT YOUNGER CHILDREN GETTING IN THE WAY OF THEIR GYM ROUND. :yikes:

ANNIE~ I WILL TRY THE MIRALAX IN THE PM....MAYBER I NEED IT CLOSER TO BEDTIME?!?! VERY MYSTERIOUS THIOS POOPY PROBLEM :lol3: I GOT MELLOW JUST READING YOUR POST......Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

SHAD~ GOOD IDEA TO KEEP WORKING AND NOT FALL BEHIND. YOU KNOW THAT SOONER OR LATER SOMEONE WILL SCREW UP AND YOU WILL BE THE ONE TO "FIX" IT WHILE TAKING TIME FROM YOUR OWN DUTIES. :lol3:
HOPE THE WATER LEAVES YOUR BODY. I DO HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS TOO. HAPPY GYMMING TO YOU AS WELL!!
THE PICS ARE ADORABLE AND NOW I JUST WANT TO GO AND LIE DOWN WITH ALL OF THEM!

happy2bme
05-10-2008, 12:12 PM
Good morning ladies.

Mel, I too have often wondered how these crazy random thoughts get into our heads, particularly in the way of songs. But heck, you just learn to go with the flow and hum them all day long - :lol: I agree that you have done all you can for your friend. I realized a long time ago when I was talking about my dad's drinking with someone and they said each person has to decide for themselves to take control of their life or just let it run amok and that's so true. It's good of you to care, some of us just have problems leaving the addictions/bad habits behind. If you're feeling the need for a little peace and quiet in your life, then hang out the gone fishin' sign on the door and go get lost in the travel channel :hug:

Shad, yes I can still recall the feeling of taking one sip too many on a boozy drink and thinking "ohhhhh I shouldn't a done that" - which is why 2 glasses of wine tops is all I do on rare occasion. I think if I tried to go back to the old days of 12 vodka gimlets and 2 packs of cigarettes in one evening, I'd die for sure :lol: I think that remark about the 60's was because of all the drugs - I was still in grade school at the time so my memories of the 60's are clear - still think the best music of all time came out of the years 1966 - 68. The late 70's (disco) and the early to mid 80's (working in the financial district) were just one big boozefest for me. And I was skinny too! I loved your description of the file cabinet - checked by Tina :rofl: why do that do that? When you cabinet is assembled, leans slightly to the left and has one not quite round wheel, will you call up the plant and ask to speak to Tina about her apparent lack of quality control? :lol: Will she then tell you that she used to care but management's decision to cut her salary and increase her working hours has affected her attitude? :rofl: Will she then tell you that the wheel was well rounded when it came into her hands but now that management (in an effort to save even more dollars) has shipped her job to some 3rd world country and as she was forced to train the replacement that was taking her job, in a last act of defiance she instructed the newbie to set the wheel on the ground and roll over it several times with a heavy piece of equipment just to ensure said wheel was hard enough to pass inspection :lol3: Such are the times we live in... You're DON'T MOVE pic looks like my happy cat!

Annie - you give good reason (neighbors) why my next house is going to have lots of acreage with a good distance between us and the neighbors. The guy on the other side of our fence trims his hedges about once a year and leaves all the schmutz on our side of the fence (over the driveway) for us to pick up. There are also pine trees with 8 inch long pine needles that all year long dry up and fall all over our yard - a total mess to pick up - there are literally about 9, 39 gallon garbage bags full of the stuff just up by the pool area right now. DH wants to cut down the branches that hang over our yard - but we have to ask them first and he will probably say no. People here love trees (so do I) and give you a very hard time about cutting them - now mind you, THEY don't take care of them and it's ok if the tree roots bust up your driveway or the pine needles fall in your pool and you're the one left with all the work from their trees, just don't you even think of cutting "their" trees down. :rolleyes: But I agree, the stick thing with your parents is just plain petty. You sound like you're all spiffed up and cute looking and ready for some good times. Go take advantage of it. As for the old BF, hey - go into it to simply catch up, expect nothing and then be pleasantly surprised if things go well.

Michelle - I'm like you with the pizza. Luckily it's one of the things they do really poorly down here so I'm not as tempted as I was when we lived in Chicago. I like the South Beach pizzas - there's one with pepperoni (and I'm not a pepperoni fan but it's good), onions and bell peppers that I have when I get a taste for pizza. There's only one serving so no temptation of left overs. You make a good point about the stress - I am fully convinced it's a major contributing factor to belly fat among other things. And it just seems like stress abounds lately, I am trying to work harder on dealing with it. I am only taking a week off and most of that will be spent travelling up and back with just a few short days in Chicago to see family and friends and go to the Butterfly Garden and the Botanic Gardens. Wish we had time to get together with you and DH but it's actually going to be pretty tight. DH wants to come back to have a few days to himself before it's back to work so I'll have some time with Mom. After that it will be just evenings and weekends. Since her legs aren't that great anymore, most of our time will be spent sitting in the yard and chatting. I really want to take a week off (and I might do it unpaid) just to tackle some major projects around the house here. I'm making headway cleaning out the garage but I really need to tackle the closets and attic and cabinets not to mention painting and maybe a bit of rearranging of the rooms - all those things that are hard to do when you are working and away from home most of the day. Thank you for posting the lemon chicken recipe - I have all the ingredients and I think you've saved me the trouble of planning dinner tonight! :hug: And I have enough chicken breasts to make both recipes from you and Mel. Think I'll do the cacciatore today and let it rest overnight. I don't notice a difference but DH swears tomato based sauces get better the next day.

Ceejay - I think that you've got the secret of keeping the house clean - don't let it get messy and spend a few minutes tidying up each day. I too have noticed that although hypothyroid makes the weight loss harder, it does pair itself better with a low carb diet. Good luck to you.

Well I got up pretty early this morning - and for a Saturday to boot and while I have gotten some laundry done, I have dribbled away a good part of the morning once again at the computer again. Gotta stop that :nono: So I'd better get off my duff and getting busy.

Have a nice weekend everyone and Happy Mothers Day to you mommies :encore:

happy2bme
05-10-2008, 12:13 PM
oh and if looking at Rene Russo wasn't bad enough, Cindy McCain is also my age. But then again, I'm not the heiress to a beer fortune either so I imagine she has a few more bucks than me :lol:

MELODY525
05-10-2008, 01:32 PM
JUST LOST MY POST....GOT AN OOPS NOTICE THAT SAID THE WEB PAGE COULD NOT BE FOUND. I GET THIS A LOT LATELY. :tantrum:

HAPPY~ WE ARE DOING THE CHICKEN AND LETTING IT SIT IN THE TIMATO SAUCE OVERNIGHT TO "SET A SPELL" .
I LOVE THINGS LIKE THAT THE NEXT DAY AS WELL. THE SAUCE JUST KIND OF SINKS IN BETTER. WE'RE ALSO DOING A ROASTED CHICKEN AND TATERS AS WELL. ALL THE BASES COVERED! I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT THE MESS OF NEIGHBOR'S TREES. WE HAD THAT HERE TOO BUT NOW THEY CONSTRUCTION GUYS CUT THEM DOWN WE DON'T HAVE THE PROBLEM :rofl:
I WILL COME AND CLEAN YOUR POOL AND SIT WITH YOU. WE CAN WATCH FOR LITTLE FROGGIES AND TOSS THEM LITTLE LIFEPRESERVERS WHEN THEY FALL IN. :beach:
TAKE THE TIME OFF TO GET THE HOUSE GOING AND SPEND WITH MOM TOO! I AM SURE YOUR "HEAD" COULD USE THE BREAK....PAID OR NOT! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

BEEN BUSY WITH THE MAINT. MEN ON THE RADIO TODAY. LOTS OF BROKEN THINGS GOING ON THIS WEEKEND. SOMETIMES I THINK THEY WAIT TILL THE WEEKEND TO TELL ANYONE JUST SO THEY CAN GET ME INSTEAD OF JOHN!! :lol3: :lol3: GOING OUT FOR A SHORT RIDE SO I CAN BLOW OUT THE COBWEBS. :scooter:

happy2bme
05-10-2008, 01:58 PM
SOMETIMES I THINK THEY WAIT TILL THE WEEKEND TO TELL ANYONE JUST SO THEY CAN GET ME INSTEAD OF JOHN!!

Oh... I'd bet ALL the money I have on me on that one :lol: Don't let 'em sidetrack you from your plans this weekend. Just give them the fire in the eyes :rollpin: :rofl:

MELODY525
05-10-2008, 06:20 PM
http://www.pallensmith.com/assets/images/feature/Mother_nano.jpg

Mother's Eyes
by Mary D.B.Hull
What are the songs the mother sings?
Of birds and flowers and pretty things;
Baby lies in her arms and spies
All his world in the mother's eyes.

What are the tales the mother tells?
Of gems and jewels and silver bells;
Baby lies in her arms and spies
All his wealth in the mother's eyes.

What are the thoughts in the mother's mind?
Of the gentle Saviour, loving and kind;
Baby lies in her arms and spies
All his heaven in the mother's eyes.

MELODY525
05-10-2008, 06:26 PM
BROKEN TOILETS
SMOKE ALARMS
BROKEN LOCKS
STOLEN MOTHER'S DAY FLOWERS
DRIPPING FAUCETS

AND THAT'S JUST SINCE 9AM :rofl:
WONDER WHAT THEY WILL GET UP TO TOMORROW?
HOPEFULLY THEY'LL ALL BE BUSY WITH FAMILY :cheer2:

HAPPY....MAYBE I SHOULD SHOW THEM HOW FIRE CAN COME OUT OF THEIR BUTTS INSTEAD OF MY EYES :lol3: :lol3:

Shad
05-10-2008, 09:31 PM
Morning all and happy Mothers Days to all of us. I'm off to have breakfast with DS2 shortly, then it will be back to the cleaning and clearing and hopefully a bit of gardening thrown it for good measure.

Had to laugh at getting the neighbours permission to trim the trees. Here we can cut anything that grows over our boundary, but we have to give the cut bits back since they belong to the owner. Stupid laws. However I do take great pleasure in throwing the palm fronds back over the fence. They are such untidy plants and drop fronds all the time. Then they drop the nuts and flowers and then they drop the entire flower spike when it is done. Take ages to compost down and really don't do a lot for me. Ugghh.

Mel, there is only so much you can do for a person. I have no hesitation in helping those that are trying to help themselves. When they don't want to listen and they don't want to change, I'm outa there. Even the good lord looks after those who look after themselves - says so in the good book.
So just listen and nod and yawn and look after yourself. Thanks for the poem. It's pretty.

Happy - don't know who Tina is, but she sure is busy. She checked the waterbed I used to have, she checked my printer, she checked the last filing cabinet I bought and she checked the TV stand. I think the Chinese think we wont notice or maybe they think that everyone in the west is called Tina so they follow suit. Maybe TINA is Chinese for 'not checked but we are telling the world that we care when we really don't. Just give us the money and be done with it'

That's about it - went to the rugby last night with DB2 and nephew and DS2 plus new friend sat a bit further over. Good game, we looked like loosing there for a while, but class will out and we finally got the edge. Good game. Sat next to a man (SAfrican and therefore heathen and who generally went for the AFL (Australian football league - yes we have one of our own.) who was more or less swinging on the New Zealand team side (maybe because he had Kiwis in front, beside and behind) but had to ask questions about the game and the players. Was fun. A couple of yobos up the back who I had to ask to moderate their language. I personally didn't care but there were a lot of children around, they didn't need to hear that. Apparently I must have got through because they were good fun after that. And a lady from behind me said thank you because it had annoyed her. DB2 was embarrassed and nephew just grinned. The Shadster strikes again. Worst part about it was that they were Kiwi lads and two of them from my home town.

And that's about it. DS2 is in the shower. Guess that means we are moving out shortly. I might just go put a load of towels in the washer while I wait. See ya

The saga of animals goes on:
Sorry Mum, I haven't got the hang of it yet
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Sunday sleep in

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annie175
05-11-2008, 08:00 AM
Good Morning and Happy Mother's Day to all the Worldly Chickies...

Had a great day with DS yesterday, he helped me plant my flower bed. He got his starter on his truck, it is now running...thank God as he has an interview at Caterpillar tomorrow.

Don't know what today holds for me, however I am sure it is all good things for us all.

Love and Hugs

Ruthxxx
05-11-2008, 08:07 AM
Happy Mother's Day to all of us who have ever nurtured anything!

MELODY525
05-11-2008, 08:25 AM
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
I AM GLAD THE SUN IS SHINING. HOPE WE ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNDAY! :flow2:

SHAD....THE PICS ARE VERY CUTE. THE LITTLE FALLEN DUCKLING WAS HYSTERICAL. I COULD JUST HEAR HIM "SAY" THAT TOO! :rofl: I COULD ALSO JUST HEAR YOU AT THE GAME :rofl: WHAT? NO HOUSE BUILDING ON MOTHER'S DAY? DID YOU ACTUALLY TAKE A DAY OFF? GOODO! :cheer2: GLAD YOU LIKED THE POEM. WANTED TO GET SOMETHING UP THERE BEFORE YOU SOUTHERN MOST GALS WOKE!


NOTHING NEW SINCE LAST NIGHT. LONG MAY PEACE AND QUIET REIGN. JEN CALLED LAST NIGHT AND BOTH RICHIE AND I WERE WATCHING A HARRISON FORD MARATHON. SHE SAID SHE COULD LEAVE THE ROOM AND NEIGHER ONE OF US WOULD NOTICE. POOR JEN. I THOUGHT DAUGHTER'S "MARRIED" MEN SIMILAR TO THEIR DADS. WITH HER DAD NOT BEING A GOOD EXAMPLE GUESS SHE FOUND ONE LIKE HER MUM :lol3: :lol3:
SPEAKING OF MUMS....I SENT A CARED TO MY EX-MIL AND TOLD HER SOME NICE THINGS ABOUT OUR PAST RELATIONSHIP. SHE IS NOT FEELING WELL AND I WANTED TO REMIND HER THAT SHE WAS A GOOD MUM TO ME AS WELL AS LARRY BACK THEN.
OFF TO BREAKFAST.
HAVE A HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY :moped:

happy2bme
05-11-2008, 12:32 PM
Good morning chicks,

Hope all you mums are basking in the adoration of your little chicks - the cat ignored me as usual :lol:

I wish Outback Steakhouse would come back with that classic commercial with the song Nobody Loves Yah Like Yer Mum, Mum, Mum ... then something about slapping you on yer bum, bum, bum... It was great.

I talked to Mom last night as she decided to rewrite the United States holiday calendar and declared SATURDAY Mother's Day because Sunday just interferred with her busy plans :rofl: God love her. Next week at this time we'll be hugging and chatting and making each other nuts. Can't wait.

Mel - I don't think I married someone like my daddy but I'm sure ole DH would be grossly insulted if I told him I married someone like my Mom :lol3: That was nice of you to send a card to the ex-MIL. Sometimes people are just too good to let go, even if they did spawn some goofiness. Hope things stay quiet for you, I'm sure the boys downstairs are cooking up a few Monday morning crisises for you. :D Are you still pedalling?

And a Happy Mothers Day to you too Ruth. Gorgeous avatar and 15,000+ posts? :faint: Surprised your fingers aren't stubs :lol:

Annie - hope you have a nice day. Sending good karma up your way for the DS interview.

Shad - as far as getting permission to cut the trees - you must remember I live in the United States of Greed, where frivolous lawsuits run rampant. Doesn't matter if someone's tree is endangering my life or property - it's their stuff and if you cut it, you run the risk that they can sue you for damages. Back in Chicago there were tall bushes between our house and the hillbilly lowlifes next door. They never did a thing to their yard, in fact every year they would hire a lawn service and then must not have paid them because mid way through the summer their lawn would stop getting mowed. And it would sit that way - longest was 9 weeks between mowings. If they didn't mow the lawn, they certainly didn't cut the bushes. DH had to do all that. The only reason we liked them was that they were about 10 feet tall and hid the fact that the pigs were accumulating bags of rotting grass clippings (over 2 years old) and various pieces of broken and ramshackle junk all over the side of their house. One season the hedges developed a serious blight as well as choking vines all through them. DH got tired of dealing with it. We checked our plat of survey and the bushes were in an undeveloped alley way along the utility pole right of way so they belonged to neither us or the neighbors. We paid over $300 to get the bushes and stumps removed. DH also bought a load of dirt, covered in the holes and uneven spots and also planted grass seed over the area. At first we were sorry we did it because looking out our kitchen patio we could clearly see all the garbage they accumulated on their side of the house. But not having to deal with the bushes was worth it. About 6 months later we get a bill for $1300 from our insurance company. :yikes: Turns out the :censored: filed a claim with the insurance company for illegal removal of HIS BUSHES. The ones he never once trimmed, watered or took care of in any way. He never said a word to us, just filed a claim AND THEY PAID IT. Since we had the same insurance company, they came after us to reimburse them for their payment to the slob. DH gave them the riot act on the phone and asked what sort of claims person they had checking this out. They admitted that all the person did was drive to the property and seeing the fresh grass and dirt, said yes, the bushes are gone. When we showed the agent the property survey, they admited they did a faulty job on the claim. We asked if they were going to go and get the money from these people. The agent said they weren't allowed to say but yes, they would try and most likely the people won't return the money in which case the insurance will drop them as a client. So these pigs got away with a pocket full of money. In another case I had a friend who had a cabin on the lake. It was a heavily forested area. One of the large trees that was just inside the property line of the neighbor broke off a large branch which came crashing into their cabin. It took out the deck completely and did major damage to the roof as well as destroying a storage shed, a wooden swing and several yard tools that were stored under the deck. It was most fortunate that no one was staying at the cabin that weekend because someone could have been killed if the cabin was occupied. Have the tree was left standing and it turned out to be badly diseased and weakened. There was still a substantial part of the tree left that could yet fall on the house again. This was according to the cut my friend hired to cut up the tree that fell on her house. He strongly recommended the rest of the tree be taken out. The neighbor never offered to pay for the cost of the tree removal - said she should file a claim with her insurance company and he streadfastly refused to remove the rest of the damaged tree. He was actually so much of a jerk as to tell her that he didn't think the tree was a danger and if it fell again, well then she could try and sue him. Seeing the damage the first part of the tree did, she was reluctant to let anyone go use the cabin the rest of the summer - said she'd feel horrid if anyone was hurt or killed. She fought for an entire year with this jerk - even the police said she could not force him to remove the diseased tree - she'd indeed have to wait until someone/something was hurt and if she hired someone to go and cut the tree down, he said he'd sue her for trespassing and destruction of property. I think it took 2 years and he finally let HER pay to have the tree removed. So how do you like that?

Gosh, I didn't mean to get on the soapbox here :o

Good on yah for saying something to the rowdies at the game! And being nice enough about getting your point across yet they still stayed friendly enough to talk.

It appears I have used all my time chatting away here. We're going to go work with the kitties this afternoon, see if my new glasses have come in and maybe do a little shopping at the mall. Going to have a rather large load of trash this week. I must admit, once I started to purge it felt rather good. I wish I had time to go through the attic and pick out some stuff to donate to the Humane Society Yard Sale but there might not be enough time.

Happy Sunday to all you chicks. Have a good one!

Shad
05-11-2008, 07:22 PM
Morning all,

Happy - the Outback Steakhouse probably got told off for being politically incorrect - do they serve emu and crocodile on the menu??? Just thought I would ask.
Ruth has 15000+ posts because she gets to tell people off and advise them of the rules etc. She's an important person, you know.
My post would be at the 5000 mark if they hadn't gone back to the beginning a couple of years back.
When you have finished with the trash at your place, I can find work for you at mine should you be so inclined.

Mel - real kind of you to send the MIL a card. I hope she is enlightened by your revelations and memories. Never pays to neglect old friends when they get ill. You tend to regret it later on.
Better go and find some more pics - we are getting to the bottom of the pile now - since you enjoyed the last lot. Poor wee duckie.

No building on Mothers day - much lying around and doing little. We went out to breakfast only to find it was not on at that particular place and they were having lunch. So we booked a table for lunch and went off tile shopping for the splashback. I am having some second thoughts on the ones I looked at earlier. DB2 thinks there is too much white and he might just be right for a change. But don't tell him that.
Then we went back for lunch and got give a nice table outside but not in the sun, had a buffet lunch of roased turkey, pork, or lamb, beef and mushroom casserole, curried chicken, roast vegetables and a medley (from a frozen packet) of steamed veg, salads and cold meats were also there + all the magnificent calories of cheesecakes, profiteroles, muffins, danish etc.etc. Mind you I didn't eat ALL that. I also got a free glass of champagne, a lucky door ticket, and a fresh long stemmed rose - mine is yellow with pink edges to the petals. Very pretty.
Nice meal - ate too much, came home and went an lay down with a book. Woke up around 4pm and decided it was time to clear out the bedrooms again. But I only got one done. Two to go.

Happy Mothers Day Annie - nice when the kids do something for you rather than buy something for you. Good on the DS

Happy Mothers Day Ruth - are you out nuturing the garden? I would have been yesterday but for the fact I slept for a long time because I ate too much and other factors (such as I just don' wanna). The grass may have stopped growing for the winter but the weeds certainly haven't.

Okay well I better switch computers and go to work. Hi ho it is Monday again. The DS2 has gone back to work after his sick/ recovery leave. I have the place to myself and don't have to watch dumb things on the telly. He does actually watch some good shows but I get so tired of the dumb sitcoms repeated for the 37th time. See ya

Nice doggy - good boy
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I hate it when this happens - don't you?
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1day@atime
05-11-2008, 10:01 PM
Happy Mother's Day

Hope everyone is having a great day. This has been a hetic week. Traveled to business meeting 3 days. Eating on the road is hard. When I drive I tend to snack. I did workout two days though.

Shy Moment
05-11-2008, 11:13 PM
Just wanted to say hello to everyone. Hope all the lovely ladies here had a wonderful mothers day. Sure glad the weekend is over. Will tell you about it tomorrow.

MELODY525
05-12-2008, 08:20 AM
short reply tody. doorbells broke last night and i had to call off the search for the broken one. it was already 10:30 and people were in bed so i had it disconnected. gotta go down and let the nurses aids mand homemakers in. wigh
hopefully someone from the office will come in early! :rofl:
HAPPY MONDAY!! :moped:

diyana
05-12-2008, 11:45 AM
Happy Monday ladies -

The weekend was WAY too short, as usual. Sorry I didn't check in at all. I was busy all weekend. I did lots of gardening and yard work on Saturday and yesterday I had lots of errands to run. I didn't get to the gym over the weekend, but with the weeding and planting, it felt like I did about 5 or 6 hours worth of upper body and lower body workout. My DH grilled chicken last night for a scrumptious dinner for me and his mom.

I hope you all have lovely Mother's Day weekends!

This morning, I awoke to the awful news of $4.00/gallon for regular unleaded. Yuck! I'm glad I carpool to work.

Annie - What a lovely Friday you had! Good for you for pampering yourself. Best of luck to your son for his interview at Caterpillar!

Shad - You cracked me up at the filing cabinet assembly. Isn't that so true. You get a kit that is missing one or two vital nuts or bolts that are only available by special order and take 6 weeks to arrive and cost as much as the kit did in the first place. I loved the photos of the sleeping critters! So adorable. And your photo of the duck and duckling reminded me of the other day driving into work. There were a couple Canada geese walking across the road with a herd of little goslings in tow. And to see those little goslings flap their wings mightily to get up onto the curb was just too adorable for words! All your animal photos are just so cute! They really make my day!

Mel - As for Marie, all you can do is offer the advice of a concerned friend. She's a grown up and has to make her own choices and live with the consequences. I think I was watching the same Harrison Ford marathon as you on Saturday! What a coincidence!

Happy - I agree wholeheartedly with you that people need to take control and responsibility for their own life and their choices. As for neighbors, when we moved in one of our neighbors practically told us we have to chop down our willow tree because it drops in his yard. I know willows are messy, but I think they are beautiful and the tree was one of the reasons we bought the house. We told him we would pick up the branches or he could just toss the branches over our fence. Luckily, that guy moved out and the people that live there now are very, very nice. Sounds like you've had some awful neighbors. I wish it were possible to really get to know neighbors before purchasing a house. We are very lucky. Our neighbors are great! I wish you'd have time to get up to the Milwaukee area too on your trip, but it sounds like you'll be super busy as it is. No worries. Sometimes it is worth taking days off just to get stuff done around the house. I still have a lot left to do, but when it comes to work and the gym and the house, something's got to give, and it's usually the house.

Patty - Good for you for getting your workouts in while on the road.

A big Hi and :wave: Ruth, Rennie, CeeJay, and everyone else I have missed!

Here's to the start of a great week for all of us!

:grouphug:

annie175
05-12-2008, 01:30 PM
Happy Monday Everyone!!

Finished my Mother's Day off at my brother's house. He grilled sirloin, sauted mushrooms, baked potatos on grill, and watermelon for dessert. Mom and Dad went too! Got home around 8:30 last night.

Diyana....DSs interview went well, he goes back on Thursday for a math test. Ok, miss Di...you HAVE to motivate me to do a little bit of weights for my arms and crunches for my tummy. Wisconsin is not that far from Indiana, come on down and kick my tush.

MEL...Did you get your ringers (doorbells) fixed?

Patty...take a cooler with something with carrots and celery or other veggies cleaned. Whole fruits travel nicely also.

Shad...there is an animal lover in the cubicle behind me, I show her all the pix you send. How cute.

Work is hectic today, but I love it like that, it goes by quickly.

Have a great Monday all.

Love and Hugs...

diyana
05-12-2008, 02:13 PM
Okay, Annie. Here's your :kickbutt:

Now, go and do 1-3 sets (8-12 reps per set) of bicep curls. Go slow. Count to 4 going up and 4 going down. If you have an exercise ball, sit on the exercise ball while you do the bicep curls and really engage your ab muscles. Otherwise sit on the edge of a chair and engage your ab muscles. Exhale as you lift.

For the triceps, the tricep extension is always good. Hold a weight in both hands and reach it over and behind your head (bending your elbows). Keep your elbows close to your head pointing forward and straighten your arms up. Exhale as you lift. 1-3 sets of 8-12 reps per set.

If you're not feeling your muscles work, either go slower or increase the weight.

There are SO many great ab exercises, I LOVE doing nearly all exercises on the exercise ball engaging my abs to maintain balance, so I work my abs at the same time as other muscles. But I also do crunches, Pilates planks, and lots of other ab exercises. In addition, when I'm sitting at my desk at work, I try and do isometric ab exercises by alternately tightening and relaxing both my upper and lower ab muscles.

If you have any back or knee issues, you REALLY REALLY have to be careful. If you experience any pain while exercising, stop. The no pain, no gain theory is just plain wrong. Working muscles should not hurt. Too many times, I've pushed myself too far while working out only to injure/re-injure myself and have to take a break from working out for weeks or months or years.

Another important pointer, when you're doing deep knee bends or lunges, NEVER EVER let your knees go beyond your toes - that puts way too much stress on your knees and can lead to injury.

Also, if you're doing bicep curls or lifting other weights and you feel like you need to "throw your back into it" to lift the weight, chances are your weight is too heavy. It's better to do fewer quality exercises with a lower weight than more reps done incorrectly with heavier weights.

Some great websites to find exercises:
www.prevention.com
www.self.com
www.health.com
http://www.fitlinxx.com/Topic.htm?id=1

Important tips: make sure your form is correct to work the muscles without injuring yourself, go slowly, breathe and if you feel pain - STOP.

Also, never do strength training on the same muscle group (not even abs) two days in a row. It used to be thought that you could work abs every day, but my trainer says that abs are like every other muscle, they need a day to rest and rebuild to get stronger and more tone. I tend to do weights/toning either 2 or 3 days per week to make sure I have at least 1 day off between strength training sessions.

If you have any questions, let me know. If I can't answer them (as I'm by no means an expert), I'll ask my trainer.

Anyway, consider your butt kicked! :kickbutt: Now don't forget to sweat!

I'm getting off my :soap: now.

diyana
05-12-2008, 02:32 PM
a great article for upper body toning:

http://www.fitlinxx.com/Article.htm?id=1033

annie175
05-12-2008, 05:13 PM
Thanks Diyana....I will get on it tonite, promise. My arms and tummy need lots of toning.

Shy Moment
05-12-2008, 05:23 PM
I posted this but I don't see it. Melody says I don't share enough lol. There was my weekend.

Oh my weekend was wonderful lol. My daughter went to a choir field trip to Kings Island this weekend. That was going to be great. I was going to clean house and pack and head to the zoo for the weekend Saturday morning. Sunday she was going to be home, I was going to be home and we were going to spend mothers day together.

The day started off bad lol, it got worse. First I go to the doc for a weight in because they have recalibrated the scale. The snooty nurse that refers to over weight woman as " the big fat woman " tells me how I better expect to add 5 pounds to what I think I weight because that is how much the scale is off. ( she enjoys talking like this to people trying to lose weight ) Well Wednesday my weigh in was 142 and friday it was 143 and this was after the 5 pound ajustment to the scale so that is great. I really lost more than I thought lol. I can't stand this woman and she is so mean to everyone. Use to really get me down when I first started going in for weigh in's but I am use to her now but darn .

My daughter calls me 3 hours from home. She forgot to take her Dramamine first thing in the morning and is sicker than a dog on the charter buss will I come and get her. Oh my gosh. I get on map quest and figure out where she is. I am going to get about an hour from her right in the middle of rush hour traffic in Columbus, oh nooooooooo. I have no house work done. No packing done. I throw a few things in a bag to take with me just in case she starts to feel better and I can stay down there ( I had ONE sock, a pair of undies that were 2 sizes to big for me, 4 sleeveless shirts ( it rained most of the weekend but at least not on Saturday) No pants, no t shirts, no sleeved shirts lol and remember the ONE sock lol. Anyway, I get about an hour from where the traffic is going to get real bad and she calls me that the meads have kicked in and she is feeling better ( at this point mothers day is going to be the girls funeral day lol ) but will I still come down in case she gets sick again. She has IBS and anything that is upsetting to her can really do her tummy in. Ok, well I am already on my way I might as well keep going. I get about 1/2 hour away and now she is feeling great and can't wait for the rides lol.

Well, this is ok. The house is clean enough I just wanted to run the sweeper and such. I took care of the animals. There are people there to take care of things. I was going to spend the weekend down there anyway just hate to be so unorganized ( at this point I had no idea what I had packed or didn't pack as the case may be ). I get to the peoples house we are going to stay the weekend at. Everyone is sick, I end up having to take care of everyone for the night lol. Hubby is thrilled lol ( oh by the way he took off work ( he works nights ) so I wouldn't have to face the rush hour traffic because I had no real idea where I was going except a map ). I go to get a shower and change clothes and now I find out about the ONE sock lol. The hubby calls his mother ( who we are meeting the next day for the zoo ) and is laughing about the one sock ( she isn't going to have a mothers day either with this kid because his funeral is going to happen at the same time as my daughters ). She takes me shopping Saturday morning and gets me clothes because you can't just wear ONE sock LOL. I am telling her no just get me a pair of socks she is saying forget it kid, you look like a bag lady and you are getting clothes. Happy early birthday and Christmas lol. So she gets me some pants and shirts and under clothes. We are at the zoo with a group of people. Does my hubby and his mother keep quiet NO WAY. I am being called the sock lady all weekend and everyone thinks it is just great fun.

MELODY525
05-12-2008, 05:36 PM
MICHELLE~ THANKS FOR THE MOTIVATION FOR ANNIE...SEEMS TO GIVE ME ENCOURAGEMENT AS WELL JUST KNOWING SOME OF THE STUFF YOU DO AND READ.
GRILLED CHICKEN.... GOOD IDEA...I AM GONNA MAKE ANOTHER ROASTER FOR NEXT WEEKEND.

ANNIE~ YES THE RINGERS ARE WORKING AND SOM IS THE HOT WATER HEATER AND THE MAINTENANCE MEN!!! I BEAT THEM ALL WITHIN AN INCH OF THEIR LIVES TODAY. MGOOD LUCK TO THE DS WITH THE NEXT PART OF THE INTERVIEW!!!

SHAD~ THE CAT WAS FUNNY AND THE TWO OF THEM ADORABLE. HOW SWEET. HOPE ALL THE "IT" STUFF GOT DONE PROPERLY.....OR AT LEAST THEY LET YOU IN:yike: :faint: GOD....WHAT SCREWUP WILL THEY THINK OF NEXT? WONDER IF THEY ALL LOSE SLEEP TRYING TO FIGURE OUT NEW WAYS TO MAKE EVERYONE ELSE CRAZY :crazy:

PATTY...:wave:

WHAT A DAY. MARIE AT LEAST GOT TO SPEND SOME MORE TIME WITH ME. SHE SAID SHE'S A BIT IN AWE OF HOW MANY DEPEND ON ONE WOMAN AND EVEN MORE SURPRISED HOW FAST AND THOROUGHLY I CAN GET THINGS DONE. SHE WAS EVEN SHOCKED THESE BIG MEN ALL LISTEN AND JUST "TROT OFF WITH THEIR INSTRUCTIONS" ....BUT SHE DID TELL ME THAT MY EMPLOYEE SKILLS NEED SOME HONING. THOUGHT I WAS A BIT ABRUPT AND COULD HAVE PHRASED THINGS DIFFERENTLY. :lol3: :lol3: I TOLD HER I USED TO AND NOTHING EVER GOT DONE. :rofl: :rofl:
WE SORTED SOME STUFF OUT TOO. SHE DID TAKE EVERYTHING TO HEART BUT WAS WORRIED ABOUT DYING AND WANTED TO TELL JEN AND I THAT SHE HAS MADE OUT A WILL. SO I GUESS THAT ALL THIS WAS ON HER MIND AND FOR SOME REASON IT TOOK TILL TODAY TO MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT. SHE SEEMS VERY RELIEVED NOW AND WE PARTED IN GOOD STEAD. MAYBE I WILL GET TO SEE HER ONCE MORE BEFORE SHE LEAVES.
TOMORROW IS FOOD SHOPPING. I AM OUT OF VEGGIES AND FRUITS.
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT AND GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE :sunny:

MELODY525
05-12-2008, 05:42 PM
RENNIE I JUST READ YOUR POST AND HAVE NOT STOPPED LAUGHING....SOCk LADY.....MAYBE YOU CAN MAKE THOSE STUFFED SOCK MONKEYS AND SELL THEM!! THERE ARE 2 FUNERALS....NOW IS IT THREE WITH THE MIL??? ROFLMAO
:lol3: :lol3: :lol3: I KNOW ITR WASN'T FUNNY AT THE TIME BUT IT'S A GOOD STORY NONETHELESS NOW!!! LOLOL OMG!!!! TOO CUTE. HOPE YOU LIKED THE EARLY PRESENTS!! :hohoho: :gift:
I NEEDED A GOOD ALUGH TODAY! THANKS!! :hug:

diyana
05-12-2008, 05:53 PM
Annie - That's great you're going to do weights tonight. I'll think of you as I'm in my weights class.

Rennie - That's awesome that the scale was better than you thought, but what a :censored:-ey woman! She's awful saying that to people. As for the rest of your weekend, I know it must've been interesting going through all of that, but looking at it as an outsider, it sounds pretty funny. Sorry. I hope you had fun at the zoo!

Mel - Glad to hear you got the maintenance men in line. :rollpin: :frypan: They better get and keep everything ship shape so you can have quiet downtime! I hope your friend Marie realizes that she can increase her chances of living a longer healthy life if she just makes some simple lifestyle changes. She needs to do what her doctors tell her. I know I don't need to be telling you this - I'm sure you've already said it all to her.

Shy Moment
05-12-2008, 06:45 PM
Di-Melody
I take everything in stride lol. Once I knew my daughter was going to be ok and her weekend wasn't shot. I was fine. You know, you all have to help me plan something REAL SPECIAL to get back at those two. The group of old darlings we were with I am very open with and not shy at all. I love to hear them laugh BUT I think hubby and his mother ( usually love her dearly ) need to have a trick played on them. I did tell her I was sending her son back home to her but she said I didn't pay a deposit so I couldn't return him lol. I told the hubby I was going to leave him at the zoo and not take him home and he said oh would it be any different than dealing with the kids lol. They really have it coming lol. Sock monkeys lol I make them for the kids at Christmas time lol.

Shad
05-13-2008, 09:01 AM
Geez I forgot today, and now I'm too tired to think. Catch you all tomorrow. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

annie175
05-13-2008, 09:21 AM
Happy Tuesday...sunny and 75 today, lots of walking on breaks and lunch today...

Diyana...I know, I know, excuses are like belly buttons, everyone has one....but....when I picked my DD up after work (we carpool), she said let's go get our nails done. Didn't get home til 7:30, fixed dinner, did dishes, was 9:15 by that time, went to bed, at 5:00 am come early. BUT TONIGHT>>>>I AM DOING THE EXERCISING>>>

Rennie...phooey on the doc's scales...you know best.

MEL...what can we say...you are one rockin' landlord...

Shad...sleep tight darlin.


Have a terrific day, my friends.

Love and hugs

MELODY525
05-13-2008, 09:30 AM
WELL I GUESS SHAD IS OFF IN DREAMLAND :cloud9:
AND RENNIE WILL BE SCHEMING AND PLANNING WICKED THINGS TO DO :devil:

MICHELLE~ YES I SAID IT ALL BUT ONLY WHEN SHE ASKED. I'M NOT ONE OF THOSE FORCEFUL PEOPLE IF I SEE SOMEONE ISN'T "READY". BUT I PLAN ON E-MAILS TO FOLLOW UP. I CAN BE A PEST LONG DISTANCE :lol3: :lol3:

TODAY IS AN UNDECLARED MELIDAY. :beach: I WAS FREEEZING YESTERDAY AND FELT FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS. IT'S ONLY THESE CHANGES IN WEATHER BUT DANG THEY ARE GETTING WORSE AS THE YEARS GO BY. I TRIED TO IGNORE THEM UNTIL LAST NIGHT. TURNED THE HEAT HIGHER AND WAS ASLEEP BY 9:15 :rofl: ROLLED OVER A FEW TIMES BUT DIDN'T WAKE TILL AFTER 7:30.
CANCELLED THE FOOD SHOP FOR TODAY AND JEN & RICHIE WILL GRAB A FEW ITEMS ON THEIR WAY HOME THIS AFTERNOON. STILL COLD HERE. WAS 42 LAST NIGHT AND WHAT A WIND!! :yikes:
ME AND THE GRANDSON WILL JUST MELLOW OUT IN FRONT OF THE TV.

HAPPY TUESDAY! :moped:

MELODY525
05-13-2008, 09:33 AM
:rofl: :rofl: BELLY BUTTONS!!! I THOUGHT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO ONLY HAVE ONE!! I HAVE THOUSANDS!! :rofl: :rofl: HAPPY WALKING :running:
I THINK I AM MOVING BY YOU.....IT'S TOO COLD HERE....I'LL BRING MICHELLE THE EXERCISE BEAST ALONG WITH ME. KEEP US BOTH IN LINE!:rollpin:

happy2bme
05-13-2008, 09:41 AM
Good morning ladies,

'fraid I can't stay long so forgive the quick check in.

Good story Rennie :lol: I like the idea of giving them sock puppets for Christmas. At least you got some new clothes out of it. Always a good thing in my book. :D

Annie - that's great that you're getting in some walking on breaks. I'm trying to do it too. You can get alot in just in little bits here and there. Doesn't make up for a full workout routine but I have to believe it helps.

Michelle - thanks for the great links and descriptions of your workouts. Definitely a good keeper reference.


Mel - wish I could send you some warm breezes but it's chilly here too. The weather sure is bouncy lately. Snuggle up in those flannel pjs and stay warm. Hang a gone fishin' sign on the door - ice fishing until it warms up some :lol:

Shad - your pic of the cat touching the dog looks like Mr. Feral in his long gone youth. Same coloring except your cat doesn't have "califlower ears" from one too many cat fights. Mr. Feral is hanging in there - he scoots around on 3 legs and is starting to put a bit of weight albeit briefly on the lame leg so that's good. Hope you had a good sleep and wake up ready to get the world in line :lol:

:wave: Hi Patty, Ceejay and the missing Canadians who have decided to abandon us in May. Perhaps they don't like Mayhem. But we're a quiet bunch this month.

I gotta get to work. See yahs later...

diyana
05-13-2008, 10:18 AM
Good Tuesday to you, ladies!

I went to the gym last night and did an awesome step class followed by a challenging strength training class, and I thought about all of you as I was doing the classes. The classes really kicked my butt and afterward I was sweaty, energized and endorphin-ized! I felt like dancing - and in fact I did a little bit in the kitchen as my dinner was cooking. I had a bowl of soup that my MIL made, and cottage cheese with strawberries for dinner and watched the Milwaukee Brewers baseball game. It's supposed to be a gorgeous day out today with highs near 70, so I'm planning on taking a walk during lunch.

I spoke with a friend last night who just signed up for Gold's Gym and who is on an eating plan devised by her trainer. In my mind, it's too strict. No salt, no sugar and no fat at all (not even good fat like MUFAs). He said it is to build muscle. I'm no expert, but I think a little fat is necessary as long as it is the healthy kinds of fat. What do you all think? I thought I read somewhere that vital organs and systems need a bit of fat to keep things running, but I could be wrong.

Annie - Okay, you get a free pass for not exercising last night. But tonight, girlfriend, I want you to work those arms, abs and anything else. :kickbutt:

Shad - I hope you get a good restful night of sleep.

Mel - Hang on there....I'm an exercise BEAST now?? I think I prefer to be the Exercise :queen: or Exercise Goddess or something....but not a BEAST! :rofl: I totally agree with you about how important it is to wait until someone is ready to hear the wisdom of our experience. It's good that you'll continue to follow up with her. You're a good friend. Enjoy your Meliday and Stay Warm!

Happy - your Exercise Bank is getting bigger and bigger - no doubt as your figure gets smaller and smaller. :belly:

Hi Patty, CeeJay, Ruth, and everyone! Here's to a great day for all of us!

annie175
05-13-2008, 01:31 PM
Thanks Diyana for the pep talk....it actually worked for my lunch walk. My walking buddies, pooed out on me, and I, too, almost blew off walking, then I read your post and went anyway by myself. I feel soooo much better. Kinda revived to finish up the work day.

Funny thing, I have lost weight in my feet too. My size 10 shoes fling off when I walk down the hallway. My last pair of shoes I bought were 9's (in pink, and oh so pretty, Pink is my favorite color. It is the national color for love). Pretty close to high school shoe size of 8-81/2.

Man, I am just a babbling, must be the walk and burst of energy.

Shy Moment
05-13-2008, 02:53 PM
annie
We do gain weight in our feet. Do you know your feet are one of the body parts that always keeps growing anyway. Wonder how many of us have gone down in shoe sizes. You keep that walking going. If your friends don't want to walk you do it. Walking is great for you.

Di
The problem with those DIETS is that no one can stick to them forever. The body needs fats. The skin, hair and so forth needs fats. The body itself needs fat to run correctly. All cells use fat to run or the cell membranes will weaken and not work properly. I have no idea what is so hard about balanced meals. Some of the crazy things people think are good for them.

Melody
Ever since I have lost this weight I am cold all the darn time. Don't have all that insulation I guess.

annie175
05-13-2008, 03:33 PM
Rennie....I am cold all the time too, even on hot sunny days when I walk. I also sleep with an extra blanket on at night. Yes, we need some fat/oil, WW has it on their balance diet plan. It has to be good for you in small amounts to keep functioning normally. I had heard that about body parts that keep growing, another one is your nose and ears. My nose now has a dimple in it like my mother's nose. It didn't till a few years ago. Not really an attractive thing either.

ceejay52
05-13-2008, 04:01 PM
Hi :wave:

annie175
05-13-2008, 04:32 PM
Hi Ceejay....

Diyana...just got another walk 15 minute walk in....;^)

Shad
05-13-2008, 04:50 PM
Hi all,
Up and at em at 5.30am. Just off to the gym but I will be back to comment when I come home smothered in endorphins (not). A new day, now lets get out there and accomplish something during it.

Shad
05-13-2008, 07:38 PM
Okay - back from the gym and have showered, dressed, breakfasted and turned on the work computer only to find that half of the things that got put right yesterday are wrong again. Gotta love IT. I've sent a message to my favorite IT man and when he gets in in a couple of hours he will get THE MESSAGE. I can still work thank goodness and will do so just as soon as I get off here and put a load of washing on and stack the dishwasher.

Mel - stay warm and calm. There is nothing that has to be done straight up so don't do anything. Let the office bods handle it. Yeah I know, but that is what they are paid for.

Annie - nothing like a good walk for blowing away the cobwebs and getting the body and head sorted. Get out there and just do it!!!

Michelle - You are right about the fat in the diet. Without it, you lose skin texture and it looks dry and dusty, particularly if you are tanned or have a dark skin, you need some fat to help with some of the organs. If you look at any of the good llifestyle eating plans around the place - WW, South Beach, CSIRO, etc. They all talk about a level of protein, carbs and fat. I forget the exact ratio now, something like 40/35/25. The other thing I find is that if you tried to leave out all fat in the diet (it's basically impossible unless you chew on apples and spices and herbs) then the diet becomes impossible to keep up. Fat equates to taste. Food don't taste good - guess what? You don't want to eat it, you break the diet and eat something that does taste good. Fat also provides a certain amount of energy, so how can you go to the gym or do a really good workout without energy???

So Rennie - you are about to commit mayhem on the family? Well have fun getting back at them. Try mixing up the socks from the laundry. One of DD's paired with one of DH's. Tends to drive the household wild.

I'm so cute, they won't care if I shred this
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/ImsocutetheywontcareifIshredthis.jpg

I said - go to sleep NOW
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/Isaid-gotosleep.jpg

So with that I am off. The day is full and busy. Lots of reading of the Project Blueprints - yes Finance has finally finished warbling and got the stuff on paper. Still waiting for MM and HR/PY. Don't know if I will ever get to see the latter. They are not known for timely anythings.
Washing - dishes - work - trip to shed - more work - ironing - cleaning in bedrooms - will it ever end.

Shy Moment
05-14-2008, 02:12 AM
Shad
Maybe tape the toilet seat closed in the camper lol. Since I am not the kind of person to do that type of thing lol they would never expect it from me. Put a small padlock on the zippers so wolf can't get out of the tent lol.

MELODY525
05-14-2008, 08:58 AM
HAPPY~ GLAD MR FERAL SEEMS TO BE OK AND IS STILL COMING AROUND :dance: TAKE CARE OF YOU DURING THE BUSY WORK WEEK :hug:


DEAR MICHELLE THE :queen: OF EXERCISE! PARDON MY FORMER MISTAKE. I AM JUST A LOWLY SERF DEDICATED TO YOUR ENERGIZER BUNNY SELF! :rofl: I AGREE WITH YOU ON THAT FRIEND'S PLAN. SHE WILL FIND OUT VERY SOON WITH DRY SKIN AND CONSTIPATION JUST WHAT ROLL FATS PLAY IN OUR DIET. TO SAY NOTHING THAT THE BODY'S ORGANS ETC USE IT. GOLD'S IS FAMOUS FOR PROTEIN PLANS PACKING ON THE MUSCLE DURING WEIGHTLOSS. NOT MY IDEA OF A GOOD PLAN. EVEN THE ONE I HAVE, I HAD TO MICIFY TO BE HEALTHIER. LOOK JUST HOW GOOD YOU ARE DOING AND BEING HEALTHY AT THE SAME TIME. BESIDES, STRICT PLANS LIKE THAT DON'T HELP A PERSON LEARN ANYTHING ABOUT EATING IN "REAL LIFE" AND TRYING TO MAINTAIN.

PINK SHOES AND SMALLER? HOW GREAT IS THAT ANNIE! AND YOU HAVE NICE THINGS TO THINK OF WHILE WALKING. ALL YOUR GREAT SUCCESSES!:cheer2:

RENNIE I AM COLDER AND ALSO MY BUTT HURTS MORE TO SIT ON. TO9OK ME AWHILE TO GET USED TO THAT! :rofl:

:wave: BACK TO CEEJAY! HOPE THE WEEK IS GOING WELL!!

SHAD~ GLAD YOU GOT THE MESSAGE ACROSS "IT"! :rofl: ALSO HAPPY TO HEAR YOU CAN STILL WORK FROM HOME. WAS WONDERING WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.
DO YOU STILL HAVE THE SAME TRAINER AS LAST WE HEARD AT THAT GYM? WHAT A BUSY DAY YOU HAVE LINED UP!

I AM WAITING FOR A CALL FROM MARIE. SHE IS LEAVING THIS AFTERNOON. SHE WOULD LIKE ONE LAST VISIT BUT I AM NOT SURE HER OTHER FRIEND IS "UP" FOR THAT. WE'LL SEE. I SUGGESTED THAT MAYBE SHE SPEND THE TIME WITH HER THIS MORNING. AFTER ALL SHE HAS BEEN THE AIRPORT TAXI :scooter:
YESTERDAY WAS GOOD AND RESTFUL. SHOULDER AND NECK MUST HAVE HAD A COLD BREEZE ON IT THE OTHER NIGHT WHILE SLEEPING AND IT STILL BOTHERS ME TODAY. SO I AM NOT SCHEDULING ANYTHING.
BUT I DID GET THE BILLS DONE AND SOME CORRESPONDENCE. HARD TO WRITE FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME OR TYPE. DOING IT IN SPURTS. :write:
BETTER GET SOME BREAKFAST BEFORE THE TELLY RINGS.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY :moped:

annie175
05-14-2008, 09:02 AM
Shad...nuttin like gettin all ready for work and find the work is messed up. Goodluck with the IT dude.

Didn't exercise last night, HOWEVER, I walked a total of 50 minutes yesterday, then worked in my yard last night. Carried decorator blocks, one in each hand, about 50 feet, back and forth for about 30 minutes. Arms and hips are killing me today. Might need to get with the better living thru chemicals program going.

Hidee Ho, good morning to all

Love and hugs

annie175
05-14-2008, 09:03 AM
MEL...we must of posted at the same time....Hope your neck gets to feeling better....

diyana
05-14-2008, 09:31 AM
Happy Wednesday Ladies -

I took a lovely 1/2 hour walk at lunch. Then when I got home, I didn't feel like going to the gym, but I went anyway and did 1/2 hour on the treadmill and then some ab exercises. And I felt much better afterward. Thank you all for your wisdom about having some fat in the diet. I thought I'd read that somewhere. Now I just have to figure out how to gently tell my friend that it's not healthy for her to go too long without fat.

Annie - YGG on getting all those walks in! With all that yard work, you definitely got your strength training workout in.

Shad - Smothered in endorphins! I love that! For me, it's more like dripping with endorphins! :rofl: Unfortunately, I can't see your photos. But the captions are cute! It's wonderful that you can work from home and multi-task your household tasks with your work tasks. Good luck with the IT folks.

Rennie - you are devious! Taping the toilet seat closed! That's funny!

Mel - Now, now, you are not a lowly serf. As the exercise :queen:, I dub you ALL exercise and motivation queens! :queen: you relax your shoulders and neck, Mel. Do you have any Deep Heat or Ben Gay? That might help.

Happy - I'm glad Mr. Feral seems to be getting better. I hope you have a good day at work.

A big :wave: to everyone else! I've gotta run!

Here's to a wonderful day for all of us!

:grouphug:

ceejay52
05-14-2008, 06:54 PM
I've skimmed through the post but don't have time to comment.

Tomorrow is the first day of vacation for me. I'm ready. My sister fromo TX is flying into Jonesboro around noon. I'll pick her up and we are off to the big even in Missouri.

I'm taking my laptop so I'll be able to stay in touch.

More later.

Shad
05-14-2008, 07:14 PM
Coffee is made - good strong brew this morning, so come on down and :coffee: join me on the patio in the morning sunshine. It's a bit nippy mind so wear socks/sox and a jumper/ sweater/ jersey/ guernsey (depending on whether you are Kiwi, American, British or Aussie. You'll be able to strip off in about 1/2 hour. The birds are singing - well squarking actually - Aus doesn't have too many songbirds and none around here.

No gym for this bunny today. I've done my weekly dose until Saturday so today I will load up the car for a run to the dump, get my kicks from humping some boxes from the shed to the house unpacking and repacking and humping them all the way back again. Plus a little energetic housework and I should be okay for the day. Oh yes and there is of course the stress of work.

I fixed my own IT problems yesterday. Really I should work in that section. The IT in this company is, I have decided, like a medium intelligent man. (MIM). It's relatively simple, almost logical, and likes to act complicated. (SLAC) So fiddle fart around on the inside long enough and you will come across a tick box that will solve all the problems and get the bloke working once more. (BwOM). No further problems to report.

As for the gym. It's like a cone of silence has descended on the fate of the trainer and the class. She is still there. She is leaving but not until later. Classes may or may not continue to be disrupted in order to train new instructors and it may or may not continue to be given in its present time slot. Sounds like the US naval security bloke in Wellington all those years ago when NZ was declared a nuclear free zone, who said during a protest rally:
I can not confirm or deny the presence or absence of nuclear or conventional weaponry aboard this US Navy vessel.
Useless waste of words - did he really think we thought that they would go back to San Diego for them in the event of some sort of confrontation?
Anyway for those interested, the class goes on, I keep going, I keep out of the politics that surround it. I am still looking around for other gyms and programs to suit the lifestyle.

Today, I also have to go get that last Hep A shot from the medical centre. Oh Joy, what fun. And there is a teleconference at 11.00am my time as well, so I can't afford to sit in the Drs surgery for any length of time. It's a pity there isn't a Wai Ora (fountain of youth) injection they can give me as well.

Michelle - how long is your friend expected to last on that stupid diet? and what is she allowed to eat. Has to be fruit and veg only by the sound of it and more veg than fruit. That's okay, but unless you are strictly vegetarian or vegan not much fun - no eggs, no cheese, no milk, no anything with filling natural bulk really. I personally think that it is a dangerous diet for any length of time and any weight loss resulting will be temporary to say the least.
I always have to self talk to get to the gym. It's stupid really because I quite enjoy myself while I am there and it brings out my competitive streak (only compete with myself) to do better than I did previously. And you are also right O Goddess of Exercise that one should not do the same exercise repeatedly without a break - it does not do the body any good. I've read somewhere that 3 cardio sessions and 2 weight/ resistance sessions should be done each week. 45 mins min. But I've also read that 3 x 30 minutes of exercise per week should suffice. Doesn't with me, but then this fat has been here a while and is set hard!
Can't understand why you can't see those pics. Anyone else having trouble??

Rennie - I am sure you will dream up something exciting for revenge.

Annie - 50 mins of walk is good exercise - provided of course that you put some effort into it and not just totter around on the stilettos. :rofl: :rofl: Heaving blocks is great exercise. They even do it on the biggest loser.

Mel - did you think they were going to pay me for 6 months for doing nothing? Oh dear no. However I find I can squash my 8 hours into about 6 working from home because there are fewer interuptions and it is just plain nice being able to sit in the sunshine and plan out the program instead of an overcold office with everyone trying to use the facilities at the same time.
So Marie is on her way home. Sounds like a wasted journey to me. What did she do apart from whine and wind up the friends while she was away? Did she get to see anything? do anything interesting? go out to dinner? take in a show? Huh?? What's the point in sitting with good friends and whinging. Can do that over the 'net from home cheaper.

Morning Happy - obviously busy with the anticipated visit with Mum. Hope all is progressing nicely for you in that direction. Good idea to take a week R & R to get some of things done for yourself. Never enough time in this world when you have to work.

Morning Ceejay. :wave:

The Canadians have all gone back to hibernation - except for Ruth who is out and about organising the world in gardens, bake offs, fairs and fetes and pet therapy. Got to love how busy she is. Wonder what she used to be like at work? Maybe she only had to work half of the year because she could fit twice as much into each day as anyone else.

And that's it. Coffee's done, time to get dressed and start the day. Have a good one.

Hey - gimme my ball back!
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Smile - never let them know what you've been upto

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Shy Moment
05-14-2008, 09:38 PM
annie
I am seldom warm lol hubby says I am roasting him out of house and home lol.

Melody
I have plenty of bum to sit on lol. Would you like some of mine, I will gladly give you some lol.


Di
I couldn't think of any other ideas off hand. Come on I know you can come up with a few ideas for me lol.


Shad
Have a cup of tea ready for me and I will be there. I will bring some of my son birds along. Darn things drive me crazy.

Shad
05-14-2008, 09:50 PM
If the song birds drive you crazy, try parrots squawking. :rofl: :censored:

Particularly in the breeding season - which seems to be all year round with this lot

Shy Moment
05-14-2008, 10:04 PM
Shad
Think, target practice lol.

MELODY525
05-15-2008, 08:54 AM
CEEJAY~ WHAT MISSOURI EVENT?? I SEEM TO HAVE FORGOTTEN :faint: WISHING YOU WELL ON YOUR VACATION AND HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH THE SIS :cheer2:

ANNIE & MICHELLE....IF YOU BOTH KEEP WALKING MAYBE YOU CAN MEET IN THE MICDDLE AND WALK TOGETHER :running: :running:

SHAD~ I HAVE COME TO THINK MARIE WAS ON SOME KIND OF QUEST FOR HER "INNER GROWTH". I ALSO THINK SHE JUST MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN ENOUGH INFO TO GET HER THRU IT. BUT I SURE HOPE SHE SAW ENOUGH "GOOD STUFF" TO COMPENSATE FOR THE BAD PARTS. :rofl: I LOVE HER DEARLY BUT ECCENTRICITY WAS NEVER MY STRONG SUIT IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. PART OF ME THINKS SHE NEEDS TO "TOUGHEN UP".
I KNOW SHE DID THE TOURISTY THING IN EUROPE AND THE BRITISH ISLES BUT NOT IN NYC. :dunno:
:cofdate: I WILL JOIN YOU FRO BREKKIE AND TAKE A PASS ON YOUR STRONG COFFEE IF YOU WILL GIVE ME A DRINK WITH A LITTLE UMBRELA IN IT INSTEAD! :beach:
HOPE THE GYM SORTS ITSELF OUR....AND YES IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE IF THEY PAID YOU FOR NOT WORKING :lol3:

I THOUGHT I HAD HURT MY ARM/SHOULDER BUT IT IS THE SINUS/GLAND/FLUID THING. WONDERED WHY THE PATCH AND TABLETS DIDN'T REALLY HELP :rofl:
SOMETIMES I WONDER HOW I DON'T SEE THE SIGNS BUT THEN THEY ARE SO SIMILAR. BUT I AM ON THE RIGHT STUFF AS OF LAST NIGHT. JEN AND I HAD A GREAT VISIT YESTERDAY. ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHERE IT JUST SEEMS TOO SHORT. SHE HAS AN IPOD KIND OF THING FOR MONTHS NOW. WAS A CHRISTMAS GIFT. WE SPENT HOURS BY OURSELVES AND WITH TWO FROM THE OFFICE TO NO AVAIL TRYING TO GET IT LOADED AND WORKING.
I DECIDED AFTER SHE LEFT TO TRY AGAIN. IT WAS OVER 2 HOURS BUT I FINALLY GOT A CD DOWNLOADED INTO THE PC AND INTO THE POD. LORD WHAT A PAIN. I SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN DOWN HOW I DID IT BECAUSE THIS MORNING I FORGET! :rofl: :rofl: ONE GOOD THING WAS I FOUND A USB PORT RIGHT IN THE FRONT OF MY DELL PC :dance: I ALSO HAVE MY PC UP ON A TALLER TABLE NOW THAT A NEIGHBOR GAVE ME. MAKES LIFE MUCH EASIER. THE PC TURNED ITSELF OFF YESTERDAY SAYING IT WAS A THERMAL PROBLEM. NOT SURE WHAT THAT WAS ALL ABOUT. I WAS PLUGGING IN JEN'S TOY AND I THINK I GAVE IT A RUG "SHOCK". I FORGOT TO GROUND MYSELF BEFORE I DID METAL TO METAL. THANK GOD I DIDN'T BLOW EITHER IPOD OR PC :faint:
IT WOULD TAKE MY ENTIRE FULLY PAID OFF QVC ACCOUNT TO REPLACE BOTH OF THEM :lol3: :lol3:
I HAVE RAMBLED ON FAR TOO LONG HERE.
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY :moped:

:wave: TO HAPPY JUST IN CASE SHE SNUCK IN HERE!!

happy2bme
05-15-2008, 08:55 AM
Good morning ladies,

I'm afraid I don't have time to do much more than barely lurk lately. I'm so far behind - at home and at work that I'm almost at the point of saying why bother :dunno: We're leaving late Friday night / early Saturday morning and driving through the night. Should miss most of the truck traffic that way. We're going to be pretty busy when we get there at least 2 things to do each day and before you know it, we'll be turning around and headed back again. Looking forward to meeting my newest great nephew. One month old. He's very cute from what I hear, even my mom said "Makes you want to have a baby". :lol:

Gotta run. We took DH's car in for service on Monday and they messed something up. Argued with him at first when we brought it back that whatever it was doing was normal and would eventually reset. He said I don't buy that :mad: and was getting more and more ticked off. I told him to let's wait and see for 2 days. Sure enough he was right, something was wrong. I asked him why he was getting so mad and he said "I just paid $800 for service and they were talking to me like I was a GIRL or something". Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - WELCOME TO MY LIFE!!!! :lol: Anyway, we have to leave early to drop the car off and he will take me to work. We're taking his car on the road trip so it needs to be fixed right.

Take care ladies, don't know if I will be back much before we leave but I'll try and post quick at lunch if I can... :wave:

MELODY525
05-15-2008, 08:56 AM
Rennie....that's What I Told Shad On The Phone....sometimes Those Birdds Are Louder Than She Is When On The Phone!!!! Like A Freaking Zoo!!
I Would Be Playing "annie Get Your Gun" Every Day Outside Her Home!

MELODY525
05-15-2008, 08:58 AM
HAPPY LUV!! IF YOU DON'T COME BACK THEN HAVE A SAFE TRIP :scooter: AND ENJOY THE TIME AWAY!! KISS THE NEW NEPHEW :bb: AND BRING MOM SAFELY BACK TO ELVIS TOWN!! :rofl: :rofl:

diyana
05-15-2008, 10:06 AM
I went to the gym last night and did a 1/2 hour cardio dance class and a 1/2 hour weights class. These classes were at the "other" gym (not geared toward beginner exercisers) and they kicked my butt, but in a good way. Not going to the gym tonight as it's DH's b'day and we're going out to dinner. I found out from my friend who goes to Gold's Gym, that she's actually on a low fat, not a no fat, diet, and it sounds like a healthy plan, so I feel relieved. She's allowed to have meat, veggies, limited carbs and eventually fruit. The way she described it at first was much stricter than she explained to me yesterday.

CeeJay - Have a fantastic vacation in Missouri!

Shad - I'm just about to go get a cup of java too, so I'll join you. You will definitely get a workout. Sorry to hear that there is such confusion about the fate of your classes and your trainer. I try for 4 or 5 cardio sessions of 30 minutes or more each, and 2 or 3 weight/resistance sessions. And I do sometimes have to drag my butt to the gym, and I don't always enjoy working out when I'm doing it, but I LOVE the energy and endorphins I feel afterward! I see the pictures this time, they are adorable!

Mel - That's a great idea about Annie and I walking and meeting up in the middle. Annie, would that be in Chicago? We could walk and shop along the Magnificent Mile (yah, like I could afford those shops! NOT!). I'm glad to hear that you did not hurt your shoulder. Have you tried a nettie pot for your sinuses? I've never used one, but I know many people who swear by them. PC Thermal problems can occur if the computer's fan/vent area is blocked or if something is located to close to the vent. It can also occur in an overly warm room. I've had both happen. Basically, the computer senses it is running too hot and rather than fry the motherboard, CPU, memory, etc., it shuts down. Make sure you don't have the computer sitting on or near anything that blocks its vents. And make sure that you don't let it run and run all day if you're not on it and the room it is in is warm. I'm glad the static shock didn't damage the ipod or PC. Those things are nasty to electronics.

Happy - Don't get stressed. Just enjoy your trip. Safe travels to the Chicagolands (that's where Mom lives right?), fun time there, and then safe travels back to Elvis-ville! :hug:

Well, gotta go, Ladies! Here's to a great day for all of us...full of smiles, laughs, with a dash of sweat! :rofl:

diyana
05-15-2008, 10:07 AM
BTW, I don't know how I forgot to mention this.....as of this a.m., I am in the 1-derful numbers! As opposed to the 2-derful numbers. Yup, I broke the 200 mark today. 199.0 :goodscale: Yippppeeeee!! I'm so thrilled! I'm walking on sunshine and don't it feel good!!

Roseblush
05-15-2008, 10:34 AM
Hi you Worldly travellers......nice to catch up with all of you! Such a busy month with graduation, travels and my mom getting hospitialized again. Last weekend I was the proud mother...Jesse received his Master's degree in architecture and it was terrific. Chad gets his B.S. in History this weekend. Lots of hard work and stress and effort for the boys and their mother through these years.....whew...what a relief and JOY!
My mom has been doing well this year with her new heart valves but she had a fever the other day and lost speech and memory but she is recovering now...... not ready to hit the floor running but she is improving.
I hope all is well with all of you family and friends.. my little dogs travelled well but my ole girl Teeka was choking on a crunchy on the trip and I had to dislogde it from her throat...it was quick and she is fine..
Take good care ....
Peace,
Nae

annie175
05-15-2008, 10:36 AM
Michelle...Chicago it is..I have only been there one time, but would love to go back. Better start walking now. Congrats and welcome to onederland!! I am so very proud of you. ROCK ON SISTA!!

We are having a blood drive at work today. I am going to try to donate this morning at 10:00 and probably won't be worth a ding dang the rest of the day. It takes all my energy away.

I bought 60 bucks of gas this morning to fill my little Toyota Camry. I about crapped. Then bought 30 bucks worth for my son's truck for his testing at job interview. I blew 90 bucks on gas before 6:45 am and not a drop of coffee in me to carry me through. These gas prices are killing me and I only got 32.6 gallons to a mile this time with driving slower on the highways too. Ok, enough ranting about gas prices. $4.95 a gallon just plain sucks.

Hello to everyone...

Love and Hugs

Shy Moment
05-15-2008, 01:53 PM
Melody
It is to bad you don't live close. I have a program that makes it so easy to load Cd's to mp3s on the computer. The birds here drive me crazy. I have a balcony outside my bedroom. I swear those darn birds like to sit here and wake me up.

Happy
Hope you have a nice time. Looking at babies does NOT make me want another one lol.

Di
That is terrific. In no time at all you will be right down where I am. It really does get easier as we get use to the new way we are feeding our selfs.

roseblush
congrats on your sons degree. That is a lot of hard work and dedication. Kind of like us losing weight lol. Glad your mother is doing better.

Annie
Blood drives. I hide from those people. I have a- blood and I swear they are like draculas and want to drain me dry. They told me not many people in the area have my kind of blood. I said well that is fine I want all the blood I have in my body, I am funny like that lol.

Gas is terrible. I know people who have quit work because once they paid for gas it wasn't worth them paying daycare and working. I know people that aren't feeding their children like they should because the food budget is the only wiggle room they have and they have to take money from that budget for gas. I don't know anyone that is going on vacation this year because all the extra money is going to gas for work or to the food bill because food costs have gone up so much because of gas prices. We go camping for vacations. Something cheap and we can all be together at the camp grounds. We aren't even sure about that this year. Cheap yes, but the cost of the campers to get to the camp grounds may be out of reach this year. We use to do a lot of one tank trips. We had such great fun. Now that a tank of gas is around 40 to 50 dollars that isn't such a cheap thing to do. As they say, it is a depression when I am out of work it is only a resection when someone else is out of work. So many people out of work and yet so few seem to care as long as they have their good job and can afford their vacations. Something really has to give because the price of life is to high to give up it has to come down again.

diyana
05-15-2008, 02:30 PM
I totally agree with you ladies. I stopped at a gas station this morning to top off the tank in case the price goes up this afternoon (as it usually does on Thursdays). $3.95/gallon for regular unleaded was the cheapest I could find. I looked at the transaction before me that was still displaying on the pump....21 gallons for $84!!! Nearly $100 to fill up a tank of gas! Luckily I don't have a 20 gallon gas tank (closer to 12 gallons). I only needed 3.5gallons to fill up today and it cost over $12. I remember the days when it cost $15 to fill my whole tank. It's just CRAZY! I'm thankful I carpool 3 or 4 days a week.

annie175
05-15-2008, 03:27 PM
Yeah, Diyana, and I carpool with my DD that lives with me, so there is help on gas purchases but it comes from the same household. Not really a savings.

Shad
05-15-2008, 06:47 PM
Morning all,

Gas prices huh? - We are paying $1.43 avg per litre. 3.79 litre = 1 gallon. Therefore its around $5.42AUD per gallon. We've been paying these prices for yonks. Since the Aus dollars is at 94c to the USD it's equivalent to around 5.20 per gallon. I'm lucky, I have a smallish car which will do something like 700km to the tank full around town and up to a 1000 on long distance driving. It and the interest rate hikes plus the cost of groceries is hurting an awful lot of people in this country. We are all going to have to tighten our belts soon and unfortunately this usually comes at the cost of good food, so medical bills and waiting lists will get longer and longer in this country. Where will it end? Who knows and who ever knows the answer to that one could become a very famous, very rich person. Meantime I commiserate with you all about the price of petrol, you are feeling the pain that we have felt for a very long time.

I'm not feeling too crash hot today. The DS2 came home from work with a violent cold early in the week. Yesterday I went down tot he dr to get the last of the Hep B or A or whatever it was. Nice nurse this time. Apologised for (not) hurting me. Truth is, I didn't even feel it going in. Anyway to get to the gist of the story, I now have a sore throat, that I am trying to burn out with hot coffee and I have a digestive problem that has me running off to the loo everyso often. Today will be quiet, with a lot of dozing off in the sun, checking out documentation from the hammock or somewhere nice.

Michelle - Well done :congrat: one your transition to one-derland. You are doing very well indeed. Keep going. I'm more or less stuck where I am at the moment - pain but I keep trying. You have obviously got the eating and exercise down to the precise level it takes to lose the weight. Your exercise routine is great. Must make working out much nicer if you get to feel so good about it at the end rather than just being glad you are finished.

Happy - in case you don't get back, have a safe and happy trip. $800 for a service - did I read that right? That's awful. I am presuming they had to change timing chains or some other magnificent feat of engineering. That is a horrendous price to pay. I got a shock on my last service when they said it had to have the timing chain replaced. No mention of that by the garrulous salesman who went to great lengths to tell me about the first two years servicing on the car - my eyes went all glazed I am sure - but now that it is out of warranty, these costs are starting to come in. All the more reason to sell it before it gets to be two!

Poor Rennie - going into hiding when Draculas blood bank hits town. I have O+ blood with a high clotting factor. They are always after me for the poor souls who are bleeders - which includes the Royalty class - no wonder they are encouraging them outside their own family circles for the brides etc. all this inbreeding in the past has caused too many problems.
No you and Mel can not shoot my birds. First it is an offence to own a firearm without a licence in this country and you don't get one of those easily. Secondly it is an offence to shoot a firearm in a built up area (unless of course you are the army and fighting a war) and thirdly, the birds are protected. Kill the crows, magpies, mynahs, pidgeons and other assorted imports from other lands, but you can't kill the natives and the natives are squawkers. So leave my birdies alone. Get it? - you too Mel.

Mel - sorry to hear you had problems with the IPOD and the PC. DS1 showed me how to download music to his player sometime back. I don't have one so the knowledge is lost in the distant past. Should I send him over to show you? Also you might like to carefully check the computer for dust, since this was the problem I had with the computer terminating unexpectedly. Also ensure that you have the cables fully plugged in. Sometimes they don't fully engage giving it a sort of extra on/off switch which you don't want. I should send Robbie and the DS2 over there. Robbie will fix all the PC problems. DS2 will devise labour saving ways of fixing the maintenance and tutor the guys into the Aussie flavour of doing maintenance properly!!!
All else fails with the computer, put it in the car, strap it in and take it for a ride around the block. This fixes everything - especially when you have tried everything and are on the way to the PC Repairman. By the time you have gotten the computer to the repair place, it has fixed itself and you still get charged for the PC repairmans time!!!!

Annie - I think you might have meant 32.6 miles to the gallon and not the other way around. But even then that is not great economy is it? I'm just trying to do the sums in my head which is not working well this morning. Do you normally get more than that.
Keep walking towards Michelle. You can go shopping in Chicago but not in the magic mile or wherever.

Rose - nice of you to drop in and tell us of the family doings. What happened to the dog you were looking after for the ex-bf? He was old and unwell if I remember. Congrats to the boys on their achievements. What are they going to do now that they have finished college? or are they carrying on studying?

And that is about it for the day I think. Do I have any pics left? Ah yes only two more. This is the end.

I just can't seem to get motivated this morning.
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Have you smiled today yet.

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Have a good one.

Shad
05-15-2008, 06:49 PM
Phew, thought I had lost the post when the page came up with the can't display message. But I got it back. Probably the pic is too big. I should have reduced them but I didn't.

Shy Moment
05-16-2008, 12:47 AM
Shad
Just about anyone can own a sling shot ( and I am darn good with one of those ) the birds are toast lol. Now mind you, my humming birds are safe.

happy2bme
05-16-2008, 01:58 AM
Hi all,

This will probably be my last post for a week. Too tired to even holler at you for shooting the birds :lol: My manager asked if I was excited about vacation -I said I am about to cancel it (just kidding) so much work just to have a few hours of R&R.

Shad - I hope you didn't catch anything nasty and you get to feeling better soon. Yes, it was $800 for tune up and maintenance type stuff. I was thinking the same as you, now that we plan on keeping our cars for a while (both are paid off - yippee!!!), the maintenance costs are a killer tho. They checked out DH's car and said, it's running right, and he went from 22 to 30 miles per gallon with fuel economy. We shall see. Our road trip is coming at a good time. Although I dread the prices which are higher up north than by us. We are taking DH's car and not my SUV so it should not be quite as horrendous. We'll probably only have to skip eating one or two days. :lol:

Michelle - :congrat: on reaching onederland. That is so exciting! You have certainly worked very hard for it.

Mel - getting things into the IPOD is a giant pain unless you buy songs directly from I-Tunes. I always have to think about it when I load them up. I would come and help you but we'd just get to talking and forget everything else. :lol:

Annie - you are a good person to give blood. I have O+ like Shad - an almost universal donor so they are always after me too. But the people down here don't know how to draw blood and I've come away with such horrendous bruising and pain from them sticking me about 87 times that I've pretty much decided to give up. I wish you could donate at the hospitals with the phelbotomists who know how to draw properly. I never have a problem with the techs at the endochronologist's.

Argh. I was petting the cat and I touched my eyes - big mistake. Now they are itchy and burning. Got to go wash them out.

I hope everyone has a good week - I should be back next Thursday or Friday. Take care and thanks for the good wishes. Prayers for safe travels and good weather are greatfully accepted. As well as minimal potty stops for both mom and daughter :rofl:

I will turn and wave to both Michelle and Annie :wave: and a toot on the horn as we pass by Ceejay's. Except it will probably be 4am when we pass by Ceejay's so it will be a sissy toot :D

MELODY525
05-16-2008, 08:34 AM
ANNIE...YESTERDAY A FRIEND SAID HE'D BE RIGHT BACK. COST HIM OVER $120 FOR GAS AND HIS CIGGIES :yikes: HE LOOKED AND FELT MUCH LIKE YOU DID. TERRIBLE STRAIN ON EVERYONE :hug:

NAE~ SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS FOR MOM :hug: AND A BIG CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE BOYS DEGREES! :cheer2: GREAT NEWS!!! TAKE GOOD CARE OF TEEKA!! ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE. PULL UP A CHAIR AND SET A SPELL WITH US :cofdate: YOU CAN ENTERTAIN US OVER THE SUMMER WITH YOUR ANIMAL STORIES. :beach:

MICHELLE~ MY PC IS ON A NEW GLASSTOP TABLE THAT STANDS ABOUT 3 FEET HIGH AND NOTHING WAS AROUND IT. THE MINUTE I TOUCHED IT, IT WENT OFF LIKE A FLASH. I TOO AM GLAD I DIDN'T WRECK IT WITH THE DISCHARGE OF ELECTRICITY. I CANNOT BELIEVE I FORGOT TO TOUCH SOMETHING FIRST :yikes:
I WANT TO TELL YOU HOW PROUD I AM OF YOUR CONTINUED SUCCESS. CONGRATULATIONS ON ENTERING ONDERLAND!:cheer2: YOU ARE UNBELIEVABLE! :cheers:
I AM GLAD YOUR PROGRESS IS REWARDING YOUR EFFORTS! :clap:

HAPPY~ HAVE A SAFE TRIP MY FRIEND. STAY WELL. HOPE THE TIME OFF GIVES YOU A RESTED "HEAD" AND PEACE. ENJOY THE MOM'S VISIT. YES WE WOULD START GABBING AND FORGET ALL ABOUT JEN'S WANTING TUNES :lol3: :lol3:

SHAD~ WHILE YOU ARE SENDING AUSSIE MEN TO FIX MY COMPUTER AND LOAD JEN'S TUMES...SEND ONE TO GIVE ME A LUBE JOB :belly: :rofl: :lol3: THEN EVERYTHING WOULD BE IN WORKING ORDER AT THE SAME TIME!
DID YOU TELL THE DR YOU MIGHT HAVE A COLD?? ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE GETTING SHOTS WHEN YOU ARE SICK??? MUST I COME DOWN THERE AND YELL A LOT ?? :rollpin: THEN I COULD BRING MY PC WITH ME AND ALL WOULD BE WELL....NOW I THINK OF IT....NOT A BAD IDEA AT ALL!! I WAS TALKING TO JEN AND WE WERE JUST SAYING IT WAS ALMOST THIS TIME LAST YEAR THAT YOU WERE HERE! :hug:

RENNIE~ I TOO KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE CHANGING THEIR SUMMER PLANS. JEN AND RICHIE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW MANY TIMES THEY CAN GO TO THE TRAILER WITH THE KIDS THIS SUMMER AND HOW MANY TIMES THEY CAN RETURN :faint:

:rain: IT IS RAINING AND CLOUDY AND DARK AND I AM LOVING IT FOR A CHANGE! :dance: JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED. QUIET DAYS AND LOTS OF SENIORS TAKING NAPS AND PEACEFULNESS! :rofl:
NOW IF I COULD JUST GIVE THE OFFICE SOME DRUGS IN THEIR WATER COOLER! :cheers:
I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF A REAL FULLBLOWN SINUS ATTACK. HELLO SPRING!! :flo2: LOTS OF MEDS AND TV WATCHING. OVER THE WEEKEND WE ARE GOING TO WATCH THE FIRST SEASON OF THE OLD B&W FATHER KNOWS BEST SERIES. SURE IT WILL BRING BACK OLD MEMORIES. MARIE HAS SAFELY TOUCHED DOWN IN THE LAND OF OZ AND PICKED UP HER TWO DOGS. EVEN THE FLIGHT BACK WENT WRONG. MAYBE THE BLACK CLOUD FOLLOWED HER HOME AS WELL :faint:
I AM OFF TO EAT AND THEN PUT MY FEET UP WITH SOME LEMON-LIME SELTZER ON THE ROCKS. :beach:

HAPPY FRIDAY/SATURDAY!
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVERYONE!
;wave: TO RUTH...MADCAT...PAINTER....CEEJAY ON VACATION...PATTY...AND ALL THE OTHER WORLDLY CHICKS!

annie175
05-16-2008, 09:10 AM
Yesterday was quit expensive. 90 bucks at the gas pump and 88 bucks at the grocery. Didn't even get everything. Thank God the boy that is living with us brought home milk, bread and eggs. Things like that help out tremendously.

MEL...OMG, what a wonderful idea, drugs in the water cooler. I am putting that one in the suggestion box. I love it. There are a few around the office that could use a little mellowing out. hahaha.

Happy...best rest that arm for future shooting of the birds, I could send my DS down, he loves to hunt and fish, and quite a good shot, I might say.

Shad...hope you are feeling better. Try some of the water cooler water. and yes, I did mean 32.6 miles to a gallon, when I normally get about 34. Lack of blood yesterday made my brain slower than its normal blondeness.

Rennie...you are so right. The food budget is the only place to cut back. According to my kids there is never any food in the house.

Diyana..keep on exercising, Ms. Exercise Goddess of the Nation.

Everyone riding their bike to work today for national ride your bike to work day? Couple of guys rode their bikes (motorcycles), not what they meant about riding your bike to work.

Anyway have a marvelous day all. Hello shouts to everyone..

Love and Hugs

annie175
05-16-2008, 09:16 AM
That is quite expensive, not quit expensive.

diyana
05-16-2008, 09:22 AM
Happy Friday ladies -

We had a nice quiet dinner for DH's birthday and then relaxed at home. I'm so glad it's Friday. It's TOM and I'm exhausted. No gym last night and probably not tonight either. But I'll be walking and working in the yard this weekend.

Thanks to you all for the encouragement and support and kind words - I wouldn't have made it to one-derland without your help.

Shad - Thanks for the adorable photos! That's awful that you pay even more than we do for gas and have been doing so for a long time. The gas prices, and resulting increase in prices for everything else, are really hurting people here. Since you're not feeling well, a bit of R&R will do you good. I hope you feel better soon. My blood type is O-, the universal donor. So they always want my blood and I'm more than happy to oblige - however, my iron count is usually too low and they send me home.

Rose - You've had quite the busy time! It's wonderful about your sons graduations. Glad to hear your mom is doign better and that you were able to take care of Teeka's choking incident. YGG!

Happy - It's just crazy how much car repair is. I'm so lucky that my DH can do almost all car repairs AND fix my computer - and just about anything else around the house. Enjoy your vacation and the bit of R&R you will get. You're definitely in my prayers for safe travels, good weather and a thoroughly enjoyable time.

Mel - I just drag and drop the songs onto my iPod using free iTunes software. Thanks for all your very kind words. I'm pretty thrilled with my progress so far. I know I'm not even halfway to goal yet, but I'm happy that my determination is showing itself in results. Take advantage of the quiet day to do some resting and relaxation of your own. Take care of yourself, girlfriend!

Annie - Sheesh! $90 at the gas pump. Yuck. I've got to get groceries this weekend and I'm not looking forward to it.

I will try and check in this weekend but we will be busy taking MIL to the zoo and doing other fun stuff like working in the yard.

Here's to a great day and weekend for all of us!

Love and hugs to all!

happy2bme
05-16-2008, 09:23 AM
Happy...best rest that arm for future shooting of the birds, I could send my DS down, he loves to hunt and fish, and quite a good shot, I might say.



HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had no part in this wanton killing of the wildlife. Kidding or not, it goes against everything I believe in.

Why do people mix me up with what other people have said here? Or have I turned into Sybil and don't know it?

MELODY525
05-16-2008, 10:41 AM
ANNIE..HOPE I DON'T READ IN THE PAPER ABOUT YOU AND I "FIXING" THE WATER COOLERS! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
I AM HAVING A GOOD BELLY LAUGH OVER HERE!!

I AM WONDERING, HAPPY, IF THESE BIRDS ARE BIG ENOUGH TO EAT....THEN IT WOULDN'T BE WANTON KILLING :lol3: :lol3: WE MUST FIND OUT FROM RENNIE.....AND SHAD. I COULD EVEN DONATE THE GRANDSON! ROFLMAO JUST KIDDING! :cry:

I CAME BACK HERE BECAUSE IF I PUT IT IN A POST, THEN I WILL FOLLOW THRU MORE LIKELY.
I GOT STUCK WITH MY BOOK ON DAY 21 OF MY QUEST FOR "PERFECTION" :belly: AND TRIED TO BEGIN AGAIN THE OTHER DAY TO NO AVAIL. SO I WILL REFRESH MYSELF WITH DAYS 1-21 AND AM BEGINNING MONDAY WITH DAY 22. I WENT FOOD SHOPPING YESTERDAY IN PREPARATION AND WILL DO SOME COOKING OVER THE WEEKEND. BOUGHT WW AND LC DINNERS. ORDERED MY NS VITAMINS FOR THE SUMMER AND MY EAS PROTEIN BARS AND SPIRUTEIN POWDER FROM DRUGSTORE.COM
THE BOX JUST ARRIVED. I'LL HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED FOR A "NO EXCUSES SUMMER" EVEN WHEN I AM OUT RIDING AROUND OR AT ASSORTED DOCTOR VISITS.
I CANNOT AFFORD TO GAIN WEIGHT HERE. THE LEAST I CAN DO IS MAINTAIN. I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED IF A FRIGGING MIRACLE HAPPENS THOUGH! :rofl: :rofl:

diyana
05-16-2008, 01:45 PM
Please don't hurt birdies or other critters....if you don't like their chatter, close the windows or wear ear plugs. I love listening to them.

Mel - I got stuck too in my 100 day quest. I don't even remember what day I got stuck on. I'll refresh my days and I'll begin again on Monday with you. I hope you don't mind. Let's both have a "no excuses" summer, okay?

happy2bme
05-16-2008, 03:26 PM
Sorry if I seem a little sensitive here - part extreme stress over the last week and part disgust at how ignorant and mean human kind can be. They just took in a puppy - a 4 month old shepard puppy at the Humane Society last month. It was left wrapped up in a black garbage bag and flung out of a car onto a driveway. Thank goodness the homeowner decided to look into the bag. The poor puppy's face was spray painted red, it had been severely beaten and a steak knife was plunged so far into it's spine that only the handle protruded from it's back. Gang inititation. That's what the vile people in this town do. I wouldn't even call them animals because it's an insult to animals. They also "scalp" cat and dog behinds and cut the tails off as another rite of initiation, pummel the animals and leave them to fend for themselves - if they are tired of amusing themselves at the cruelty of an innocent creature. So all this talk of target practice at the noisy birds has me a bit creeped out.

Mel and Michelle (your names rhyme if you didn't notice :lol: ) - I wanted to start the 100 Day program again too. Just not ready to follow through at this point. Wish I could get up to see you Michelle but there's hours of construction (gotta love Chicago traffic) between my mom's and your place. In fact I have convinced my nephew and niece to bring the new baby down by mom so that we didn't have to drive up to Kenosha :o That's really cool that your DH can still fix cars - he must have all the metric tools. At least you can trust your mechanic or does he talk to you "like a girl" too - LOL

Annie - 90 bucks for gas? :faint: I admit to using my grocery shoppers card lately. 20 cents a gallon off for every $100 spent. I have had to leave my road rage and lead foot in the closet when I walk out the door so with being mindful of driving, I can go just about 9 workdays on a tank of gas so I take full advantage of the reduced price of gas. Last fill up I got it for $2.86 a gallon. It's going to kill us to pay $4.00 a gallon up your way. Still cheaper than flying. Would love to participate in the "take your bike to work" day but I have to drive through some of the worst parts of town. I daresay it wouldn't take but 3 or 4 days before I was accosted by a gang of punks, pushed to the ground and robbed of everything. We have another office that is 1 and a half miles from my house. I dearly wish I could work there - I'd walk to work each day. Unfortunately I have to be with the vendor group we work with so I'll be stuck at the icky building forever. :( Most of us live in rather large towns - is there anyone who could bike to work? Least of which is Shad :lol:

Mel - your comment about nice quiet days and seniors taking naps - are you the "Kindergarten Cop?" :rofl: I guess we do revert to being babies again.

It only cost $40 to fill up your camper Rennie? Gosh I would have thought those things took alot more gas than that. Lock your doors woman, I'm coming to snatch that sling shot of yours :lol:

Ok kids, lunch is over. This will be the last post for me for a week. Hellos to those I didn't get to. Hope you all have a good week. Be kind to one another. :wave:

Shy Moment
05-16-2008, 03:41 PM
happy
No no lol it cost somewhere between 40 and 50 to fill my car.

You people all really need to get a grip and take a joke as a joke for heavens sakes. No one is hurting animals.

Annie
It use to be a joke kids said, there is nothing in the house to eat. Now days, it isn't a joke. While some can fly off on vacations others can't feed their children. I told the kids no vacation this year. It is only an hour to the camp grounds and if everyone is down there we can afford to drive there but that is it. All our vacation money is going to the soup kitchen. So many more people there these days. Both mom and dad work and they can't feed their kids.

Melody
That is what is going on here. We aren't poor by any means but I just can't see spending money on having fun while my kids can see there are so many going without basic needs. We had planned a safari trip for this summer in southern Ohio. For the tickets and gas to get there and back it would have been about 150 dollars, now it would be even more with gas prices going up. I was talking to the kids about it and they even said that seemed frivolous when the soup kitchen is straining at the seams to feed everyone.

MELODY525
05-16-2008, 05:24 PM
MICHELLE...I AM ACTUALL BEGINNING WITH DAY 24. AFTER READING YOUR POST, I TOOK THE BOOK OFF THE SHELF, DUSTED IT OFF AND FOUND A BOOKMARK ON DAY 24 AND THE WORKBOOK WAS FILLED IN FOR THE 23RD. SO I AM RARING TO GO!! IT'S INTERESTING TO READ THE THINGS I WROTE. SOMETIMES IT SOUNDS LIKE THE "VOICE" OF A STRANGER! :rofl:

RENNIE~ FOR MANY YEARS, JEN AND I HAVE GIVEN SO MUCH OF OUR LIVES AND MONEY TO OTHERS, THAT LAST YEAR WE DECIDED TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES AND GET THE DEBTS PAID FIRST....AND ALSO WE HAVE RICHIE'S KIDS ALL SUMMER AND XMAS. MORE ADDED EXPENSES. :rofl: BUT I HEAR YA ON THE SAD SOUP KITCHENS.

:wave: WAVING GOODBYE TO OUR MISS HAPPY!! HOPE YOU TWO GET SOME GOOD SLEEP BEFORE YOU HAVE TO HEAD OUT AND GLAD TO HEAR THAT THE NEPHEW WILL BE AT MOM'S WITHOUT ADDED DRIVING TIME FOR YOU AND HUBBY. WE HAVE A LOT OF ANIMAL VIOLENCE HERE IN THE CITY AREA AS WELL. THEY THROW THE DEAD ANIMALS DOWN THE CLIFFS OF THE HUDSON. THERE ARE A LOT OF RELIGIOUS SACRAFICES HERE AS WELL. VERY SAD. :hug:

TOMORROW TURNS OUT TO BE AN ADDED CHECK DAY! :dance: SO I WILL GET MY BONUS MONEY IN JUNE. THE ACCOUNTANTS ARE COMING FOR A FULL DAY.
IT'S EASY PEASY MONEY!! OPEN DOORS AND ALARMS
AT 9AM AND PUT THEM ALL TO RIGHTS BY 9PM!!
MAYBE EVEN EARLIER!! :cb:
GOTTA LOVE THOSE PAPER PUSHERS!:love:

happy2bme
05-16-2008, 06:06 PM
Rennie -

Maybe your idea of a "joke" isn't so funny.

Shy Moment
05-16-2008, 06:19 PM
melody
I do know what you mean. There has been less frivolous spending around here and more getting debts paid off. I have no desire to be old and owe owe owe.

Good news about the dog. She is very old, age 14. She is getting arthritis in her back legs, very normal for a Lab way younger than she is. She bolted after a rabbit the other day and did something to a nerve in her back which is effecting her back legs and that is why she can't stand on them. They put her on some meads and a pain killer so she could relax and hopefully get back to normal. Have to take her to the vet again next week.

Shad
05-16-2008, 07:26 PM
Happy - go on holiday and forget about my squawking birds. I hear you about the poor dog at the shelter and find that unforgivable in my heart. The cruellest animal of all is the human and we aren't getting any better. But no one is shooting my birds. For all the noise they make, I quite like the wee critturs doing their own thing. They won't get shot in my back yard.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday. Give our love to Mum and forget us for a whole week. You are probably driving as I type or maybe not since it is only 4.42 according to the world clock in your neck of the woods. Calm down.
We have had those shopping dockets v fuel for a while now. While the idea was good, the supermarkets have done the dirty and raised prices to cover the 4c per litre off or whatever and there is no benefit to the people anymore. You either pay more for the groceries or more for the petrol. The older folk here are going to the local shops a lot more. They may pay more, but at least they can walk or drive less. I feel so sorry for them, their pensions are not keeping pace with inflation and they are suffering - but not in silence it seems. Yesterday in Melbourne the Grey Army had a rally outside parlianment and took all their outer clotes off. Not a pretty sight I can tell you but it took guts from them I must say.
Talking of biking to work - there are a lot of folk here who do just that. DS1 did the 35K to work for some years. Now he rides to work in Adelaide. Yes you worry about them being sucked under a bus, but in reality more of them come to harm on the bike/ walking path around the city where the pedestrians tend to think the bikers should give way to them and someone gets tipped off or bowled over. Brisbane is now putting in a tourist thing whereby you can hire a bike, a helmet, bike shoes or whatever for the day and ride anywhere you like. It's proving a great winner since we have bike paths in about 20km in any direction from the CBD. If I had a job which was not in the city, I would be tempted to ride a bike, but not without yards of practice since it is nearly 100 years since I last road.

Mel - good for you going back to the book. I was wondering who was still doing it and was afraid to ask. Sorry to hear that Marie had a bad trip home. But now that she is there, maybe she will reflect on the things that happened and work out why.
Yep next week is the anniversary of my trip. Time seems to have sprinted past in that time. And I haven't yet managed to put all of my photos on the web for people to see. I might see about that next week.
Is the table metal - apart from the glass top. I can't see any other reason why you would short it out apart from that. I mean I know you are bright but this is taking things a bit too far.
No point in cooking the grandson - even the Aboriginals don't eat those! :rofl:

Rennie = Glad to hear the old dog is doing well. Hope she gets over the back injury real soon, both for her and the sake of your pocket.
While I agree with donating money to the local Soup Kitchen, I have to say that I think your family deserves some good things as well. Maybe not the holiday you had envisaged, but some time out together. After all they and you have worked hard during the year to achieve all that you have. Everyone deserves some time out of the hamster cage.
My charity thing this year will be to adopt a pensioner couple who are doing it tough. I will pay their grocery bills for a year so they can at least make an attempt to catch up with the bills and utilities. I've started making some enquiries along those lines with the local charitable organisation, but I have made it clear I am not donating to the organisation. Too many $$ goes to administration in most cases - they are big money earners and spenders, Now it is just a matter of working out the how and where and when.

Annie - I think that we will all have to look long and hard at how we are spending our money. You are lucky to have a person living with you who can and will help out like that. Glad to hear your car is doing a lot better than my calculations.
You can send the DS down, he is welcome anytime, but he won't get to shoot here unless he does it through the local rifle clubs and then only at clay pidgeons. See earlier rants about guns and licences in Aus.

Michelle - not sure whether I am going to gym or not today. I'd better make up my mind fast. It's getting near time. I should go, but am not yet 100% so maybe I will just do an exercise dvd later on today.
No more photos for the time being, but I can forward the email to anyone if they want a complete list of the photos. I know Annie was passing them across her cubicle.
It's great that you are in onderland. Somebody once said that nothing tastes as good as being thin feels. It seem that you have come to that conclusion as well.
Lucky you - a DH that comes complete with a fixit brain. Nice. We may have to share him around somewhat. Just kidding. I have a DS that is like that, I really can't understand why he can't keep a girlfriend. I mean, he is not bad looking, has some money behine him, owns his house (well he and the bank do) is looking for another investment property, can work with electricity, fix motors, build things (although you have to keep an eye on the level bit, and can do pumbing, concreting and lay lawns. Must be something else he is doing wrong. I'll have to work on it!

And that is about it for today. I am still not as good as I could be. I have a sore throat and some nasal issues left but other than that I feel okay. I think it was a combination of reaction to the needle (which I have never had before) making me ripe for a takeover of the DS's bugs. Anyway it is on it's way out and today I will be better than yesterday where I just sat in the loo or in a chair and dosed off. Ate very little but soup and drank gallons of lemon and honey (ActiveX Manuka Stuff) drinks. So I will survive, but felt it was touch and go yesterday where the morning was spent on the loo and the afternoon in front of the tv. One would expect to lose weight,but not this little black duck. Still I try. Okay - shower, dress warmly (it's foggy and cool out there) and get on with the day. I'll have to do some work today because I didn't do any yesterday.

Shy Moment
05-16-2008, 10:35 PM
Shad
I totally agree with you. I don't give to organizations. To much of the money never makes it to the people it is suppose to help. I asked the kids if we couldn't go anywhere this year what was their idea of a great vacation lol. This is what they both told me lol

1. One day with unlimited tv time after I say their chores are done

2. One day unlimited gaming time after I say their chores are done

3. One day no chores

4. One day getting to pick what we eat for meals

I think I can handle these requests lol. Right now, Monday to Friday they are only allowed 2 hours total time, tv-computer-gaming. Saturday they are limited to 4 hours total time and none on Sundays. Meals, my daughter is easy we will eat animals and rice for three meals a day lol. My son is the hard one. He wants full course meals and nothing less lol. They hate when we are gone from home for more than a day at a time. They both have so much they are busy with between the soup kitchen, the nursing home and their old dears around the neighborhood that they visit each day. I do not make them do these things. They enjoy doing them.

My son, the same child that would drag a rug thru the house before he would pick it up and put it back where it goes lol. Has no idea how to put the milk away and has no idea how to put a roll of toilet paper on the spindle. Is the same child that mows two elderly peoples lawns each weekend and doesn't charge them. Helps the one neighbor pick her apples and pears when it is time to pick them. Heck I can't get the kid to pick a weed lol.

My daughter, the same girl that is always telling the cat she is going to do her brother in and thinks a clean room means pushing everything under her bed. Reads to the old folks at the nursing home. Helps a nice old lady clean her house every week and gave up going to the movies with friends because the old dear across the street came home from the hospital and she wanted to visit her. I can't get this kid to throw anything away ( I swear she still has a bib in her dresser drawer and thinks I am killing her if I want her to put dishes away lol. SHE helps clean someones house. Oh my gosh, I have to threaten with just about everything to make her do her chores right lol.

I have nothing to complain about with my children except that teenage mouth that all parents have to deal with.

happy2bme
05-16-2008, 10:53 PM
Thanks for the advice Shad - I will take you up on it. :hug: Sometimes you just have to rest up and let the cold run it's course. I will indeed give Mum a hug - seems that several people said the same thing. I will lend her for a bit if you need a bit of Mom loving - there's enough to share. :D I am most grateful that she is in my life.

I managed to get all my work day at the office today. I have officially forgotten that I have a job, where I put my access card for the door or what my login is. How's that for fast?

Won't be getting everything done that I wanted to at home. That's ok. Mom doesn't expect the Taj Mahal. Said her and my sister were laughing away at me being a maniac doing the house over.

I do regret that I didn't have time to make my lists. Now I will forget something for sure...

DH was all sad - he hates putting Kitty into the pet hotel. She was howling quite loudly. I said it wasn't that bad, she adjusts well. I feel worse that the poor shelter kitties won't be getting any loving. And I appear to have spoken too soon. We haven't seen Mr. Feral since Sunday. I'm afraid he has used up the last of his nine lives and I am very sad about it. But I know that because of us, his life was a wee bit better.

And now I need to get off the computer for good and go finish packing.

Have a good week everyone.

Shad
05-17-2008, 01:33 AM
Far out happy - just take three of everything. 1 on, 1 in the wash, and one waiting. I go around the world with that philosophy.

3 knickers, 3 pants, 3 sweaters, 3 blouses, 3 tees, 3 bras, 1 pair walking shoes, one pair house shoes, one pair good shoes. and you need toothbrush and paste, moisturiser and sunscreen - even better if they are in one. 1 pair pyjamas or nighty and what else could you possibly need???? Unless you are taking in la Scala or getting a gong at Buck House, then you may require a hat.
You are packed get going.

Shy Moment
05-17-2008, 01:48 AM
Shad
That is generally how I pack rather it is for a week away house sitting or the camp grounds. Has always worked for me. I generally don't have only one sock lol.

MELODY525
05-17-2008, 07:58 AM
:cofdate: GOOD SATURDAY MORNING. SUNDAY FOR SHAD. I GOT UP EARLY AND PUT A POT ON FOR US ALL. NOT AS EARLY AS SHAD WAKES BUT EARLY FOR ME. FOR SOME REASON I GOT UP BEFORE 6 AND WAS TRYING TO "SNEAK" AROUND WITH THE OLD SQUEAKY CHAIR.
I REALLY NEED TO PUT THEM IN THE REPAIR SHOP ONE AT A TIME. BEEN PUTTING IT OFF FOR AWHILE NOW.
SUN IS OUT AND I HOPE TO GET OUT FOR A FEW MINUTES. SUPPOSED TO WARM UP SLOWLY THIS WEEK.
WISHING YOU ALL A LOVELY WEEKEND.

SHAD~ HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU AWAKE. NONE OF THAT CAN BE FUN AT ALL. I DO WONDER MYSELF WHY IT IS THAT A PERSON CAN BE IN THE LOO FOR A DAY AND NOT LOSE WEIGHT. HAPPENS TO ME ALL THE TIME. BUT LET A DAY GO BY AND NOT GO TO THE LOO AND WATCH HOW FAST THE SCALE GOES UP! :rofl:

RENNIE~ YOUR KIDS SOUND LIKE JEN. GUESS WE DID AN OK JOB AS MOMS. :rofl: HOPE THE MEDS WORK FOR THE DOG AND WILL BE BACK TO "NORMAL" SOON.

:wave: WAVING GOODBYE TO HAPPY.... AGAIN.

Shy Moment
05-17-2008, 04:38 PM
Melody
My daughter told me she wouldn't put me in a nursing home when I got old. She would put my sister and myself in her basement. She would let us share a single mattress ( now keep in mind my sister is over 350 pounds and we get to SHARE a single mattress. I asked her if we get our own blanket to cover up with. She said no, she would let us share a sock lol. What a great kid.

Shad
05-17-2008, 06:20 PM
Morning all,
It looks nice out there but I have just crawled out from under the doona, what do I know. I'll check it again when I have had my coffee. Nicely hot and strong - that should get something up and moving. Apart from the hacking cough that is. Honestly you would think I was a 2 pack a day person with this cough. With DS2 at home it's like a duet with him at one end of the house and me at the other.
DS2 wrote a message in the mirror yesterday. When the bathroom steams up you can read it. Says 'Sorry I made you sick'. Don't know if it has changed today as I haven't showered yet. Still debating about the whole eating thing. More stewed fruit and soft poached eggs maybe. Or maybe a ratatouille since I have all these veges to use up or soup. Don't know what i fancy really.
But enough of my woes already. Could be worse. I could be dead.

Not much else to add today. I am taking the wardrobe apart and throwing out that which I will not wear again, that which I haven't worn in the last two seasons and that which I no longer like. I am determined to get the darn thing down to a manageable size. I don't need yards of shoes or anything. I tend to wear the uniforms of the places I work for. There is no point these days in having a large wardrobe unless of course you are young and beautiful or Paris Hilton.

Hi to Mel - probably out getting some rays and Rennie, who is about to fit out the basement to share with her sister. Ensure you get a king size single if you have to share.

I'm outa here to blow the nose again and do some more coughing. You don't want to know

MELODY525
05-18-2008, 09:16 AM
:getwell: SENDING GET WELL WISHES YOUR WAY SHAD. HOPE YOU AND DS2 FEEL MUCH BETTER. CAN'T HAVE YOU LOOKING LIKE THIS---->:sklol: YOU'RE RIGHT...BEING ALIVE IS MUCH BETTER :rofl:
TOO BAD YOU CAN'T HAVE A GOOD LIE DOWN IN THE HAMMOCK WITH A BOOK. :hug: HOW SWEET OF THE DS TO WRITE HIS MUM A SECRET MESSAGE. :D

RENNIE...WE'LL HAVE TO KNIT MUCH BIGGER SOCKS THEN!!:p

:coffee2:EVERYONE IN THE OFFICE WAS OUT BY 5:30 AND THEY WERE VERY GOOD ALL DAY. IT REALLY WAS GORGEOUS OUTSIDE. TWO SENIORS HAVE PUT MY OLD BIG FLOWER POTS AND URN TO GOOD USE AND FILLED THEM WITH PANSIES, GERANIUMS ETC. STARTING TO LOOK RATHER FESTIVE. WE DON'T HAVE GOOD PLACES FOR A GARDEN SO I AM TRYING TO KEEP THEM INTERESTED IN CONTAINER GARDENING. THEY'RE LOVING IT AND I AM HOPING OTHERS MIGHT GET INVOLVED. EVER THE OPTIMIST.

AS FOR WEIGHT...I AM BACK UP TO 185 THIS MORNING. I HAVE BEEN GAINING A HALF POUND EVERY 1-2 DAYS. FEET ARE A BIT SWOLLEN. I THOUGHT BEING OFF THE MEDS THIS PAST WEEK THINGS WOULD GO DOWN RAPIDLY. GUESS NOT :faint: BUT I AM DOPEY. I MIGHT GET DISCOURAGED BUT NEVER GIVE UP. :dizzy:

HAPPY SUNDAY :moped:

Shad
05-18-2008, 05:28 PM
Morning Mel,
Seems like you and me this morning. Our little thread is getting smaller again. The Canadians are celebrating the Great Outdoors and who can blame them having been snow bound for so long, The Brits are long gone, Happy is on holiday and seems like there is just us chickens in the coop. Actually when I come to think about it, Carla was talking about England in June, so maybe she is planning or gone or something.

Today instead of worrying about my funeral, I have the distinct impression that I shall live. The pain in the chest is almost gone, the sore throat almost gone, the headache gone. So something of that concoction of OTC drugs I slammed down my throat yesterday must have worked. Weight has moved from 77.9 to 76.9 but I wonder if that will last. Doesn't usually after one has been sick and having basically fluids for supply. I've been living on soup and lemon and honey drinks. Yesterday I made a fish soup. Threw in everything in the way of veges and a bit of fish and added some tabasco to spice life up a bit. Even so I could barely taste what I was eating. It will probably hit me when I have a go at it today.
We are having a cold snap over here. Temp yesterday never got above 20C - I bet the clothing stores did a roaring trade. The attendance at the Greek festival was down by 20% and they are blaming the weather. Dear me. Sorry but there is only so much Zorba the Greek that people can take and while I like souvlaki and salad, I can't take the baklava and shortbread and the other assorted sweet stuff. It is so sweet that it rots your teeth before it gets to the mouth. Hope there are no Greek people out there reading this.

Mel - Love the idea of the flower gardens in containers. Wonder if you can get the maintenance men to build a couple of decent size containers out of logs or sleepers and fill them with good soil and grow veges in them. It would be a big benefit to those of you who cook and much better for you than the store bought variety. They could go on existing concrete. That might also keep some of the men interested, since they don't tend to look on flowers as anything useful.

Hope the daugher is going to knit the sock Rennie. Still your sister should be able to keep you warm, if not squashed.

So today it is back to work. I have to go into the city to get on the companynetwork and have organised a time and place for the IT man to add some programs to my laptop. Let's hope I organised the IT man properly because otherwise I will have wasted my time and a favour from a workmate. Then I'll be back here to carry on the good work. I have at least two of the courses ready for training in July. The boss man doesn't seem to understand the volume of training that will need to be done. I'm about to print some of it out so that next time he is down here, I will go to Melbourne to show him the huge list. The HR consultant is worried, she knows how much there is. I have to find out a fair amount of information - and that will be like trying to get blood out of a stone since the people I have to deal with will not be willing givers. It is shaping up to be fun!

So I'd better go and get on with a bit of housework before I need to shower and get on with the work. Hello world.

Ruthxxx
05-18-2008, 06:33 PM
:wave: after a horribly busy week! I need to decompress for the next few days. When I start having nightmares that things are out of my control, I know I'm into overload! Quiet quilting and reading are my Rx.

This is a darn cold Holiday Weekend! The campers at the park must be pretty miserable. We even had hail late yesterday afternoon - It looked like snow on the deck. I even have my furnace on but have not resorted to the woodstove yet.

I had a mess of cousins in for afternoon tea today and need to clear away tea things. Then I'm going to pour myself a Scotch and read back in here for a while.

MELODY525
05-18-2008, 06:54 PM
THOUGHT I WOULD COME HERE NOW AS I HAVE DECIDED THAT TOMORROW IS A MENTAL HEALTH DAY FOR MELLIE AT THE MALL!! SOUNDS LIKE A NEW REALITY TV SHOW. :rofl: I COULD JUST SEE THE CAMERA MEN NOW CHASING AFTER ME DOWN THE MALL AISLES! :scooter:
JEN AND I SPENT A LARGE CHUNK OF THE AFTERNOON TOGETHER AND I AM NOW GOING TO GET SHOWERED AND LAY OUT CLOTHES FOR THE MORNING. HOPEFULLY EVERYTHING WILL GO AS I PLAN AND I'LL BE WAVING GOOD BYE IN THE EARLY AM!!! :wave:
IF I AM TOO TIRED AND EYES ARE IRRITATED, I'LL BE BACK TUESDAY AFTER FOOD SHOPPING!

SHAD~ I AM GLAD THERE ISN'T GOING TO BE ANY FUNERAL!! :encore: I REALLY LOOK TERRIBLE IN BLACK AND JUST THINK OF THE LENGTH OF THE EXTENSION CORD I WOULD NEED TO CROSS THE BIG POND:yikes: TO SAY NOTHING THAT I HAVE NO SCUBA GEAR EITHER :swim: I HOPE YOUR IT APPT GOES WELL AND EVERYTHING GOES AS PLANNED!! WHAT A RUDE AWAKENING THAT MAN WILL HAVE WHEN HE SEES JUST HOW MUCH WORK THERE WILL BE......SO BE GENTLE WITH HIM :lol3: :lol3: DID YOU TASTE THE FISH SOUP YET?? TOO SPICY?? :flame: I WOULD PROBABLY LOVE THE GREEK SWEETS! :drool: HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

RUTH~ WE HAVE BEEN USING THE HEAT AGAIN ALSO BUT NO HAIL FELL IN JOISEY THANK GOD!!! STAY WARM AND TELL US HOW IS YOUR KNEE COMING ALONG????
ENJOY THE SCOTCH :cheers: AND PUT THOSE TOOTSIES UP AND ENJOY THE NIGHT :beach:

happy2bme
05-18-2008, 07:33 PM
Hi all,

checking in from sister's house with the very slow internet connection. half way up to my mom's we hit a deer. Just jumped out from the side of the road and came out of no where at first light. Smashed up the car good. Luckily we were not hurt, unlike the deer who scampered off after what is no doubt a mortal wound. We were lucky enough to barely get to the next town before the car overheaded. Almost got stuck there all weekend because they didn't have rental cars. Finally found one and made it to Chicago. The car won't be repaired when we come back through so we'll take the rental all the way home and then DH is going to have to drive 250 miles back to get our car. Always something but it could have been much worse.

Looks like everyone is ready to go to dinner here so I have to get off the computer. Will try to get on later if I can...

Shad
05-19-2008, 01:21 AM
Happy - thank goodness no one was hurt - apart from the deer that is. Hope the town has better panelbeaters than rental services. Keep safe

Shy Moment
05-19-2008, 02:07 AM
happy
Sure glad everyone was ok.

Melody
Rest those eyes.


Shad
Sure hope you all feel better soon. With my luck the kid will give us a Barbie doll mattress lol.

annie175
05-19-2008, 09:18 AM
Good Morning all....

Happy...so sorry about your car...I hit a deer once, it is so scarey. I am so glad you all are ok. No injuries. It could have been a lot worse.

Shad...glad to hear you are feeling better, cause I just hate funerals.

MEL....sounds like you have a bit of water retention. Get some rest and feel better.

Rennie..Diyana...hidee ho...

I love my kids dearly....however, I was ready to kick the entire lot out. DD and DS found everything I did or said wrong and griped at me. DSs friend that lives with us, just added to the work, the DDs friend and her 2 year old were there all weekend. I wanted to run away from home. Are mom's allowed to do that. Truthfully, I couldn't wait to come to work today. That is bad.

Here is to a better day and week for all.

Love and hugs

diyana
05-19-2008, 10:30 AM
Hello Ladies --

DH, MIL and I had a great time at the Zoo on Saturday. It was a lovely day, sunny and warm but not hot. On Sunday, it was chillier, and I had a migraine and backache, so we had a relaxing day. As for using animal cruelty for gang initiation or religious sacrifice or any reason...I just wish that the a***oles who do that do animals would get the same treatment as punishment. It's so sad that you hear about these awful cases and even if they do catch the b**tards, they only get a few years in prison.

Happy - How awful that the deer jumped out in front of you! Sorry about your car. I'm glad you and DH are not hurt. And if the deer was able to scamper off, maybe it will heal from its wounds. As for my mechanic (DH), yup, he's a good guy and very trustworthy. He fixes my car and my computer. I think I'll keep him! :rofl: You were paying only $2.86 a gallon for gas? Sheesh! I can't bike to work either. It takes me 30 minutes to drive to work with no traffic...it would take a couple hours at least to bike there.

Rennie - That's very generous of you and your kids to give your vacation money to the soup kitchen. Good for you. After finding out I have diabetes, we donated A LOT of food that is too high in carbs for me to the food pantries - bags and bags of food. And we've donated a bunch of clothes too to shelters too. We don't have any vacation plans either. We'll just be spending weekends fishing and staying home in the backyard. I'm glad to hear that the vet is able to do something for the dog to make her more comfortable so her back can heal. :) It's so nice that your children are so good to the older folks in your community.

Mel - I haven't checked my 100 Days book yet to figure out where I'm at, but I'll do that tonight. DH and I have cut back A LOT on frivilous spending and paying down our bills. We still haven't received the stimulus check yet, but that's immediately going to pay down debt. I hope you have a great time at the mall today.

Shad - I'm glad you're starting to feel better. As for my onederland, I'm still there. And the saying is correct about nothing tasting as good as being thinner feels....that being said, I am allowing myself the occasional treat (read: ice cream), and it doesn't seem to be affecting my blood sugar or my weight negatively. My nutritioinist wants me to become more flexible with my eating - and not forbid certain foods.

Annie - I hope your day goes better than your weekend.

Well, I've got a busy day ahead, so I'd better sign off.

I hope we all have a happy day!

:hug: to you all!

MELODY525
05-19-2008, 06:13 PM
:yikes: OMG HAPPY! WE WERE SO SHOCKED TO READ YOUR POST!! THANK GOD THE TWO OF YOU ARE ALRIGHT :hug: JEN WAS JUST GOING OUT TO DINNER AS I WAS READING. GEEZ YOU NEVER KNOW. SORRY TOO THAT DH WILL HAVE TO GO BACK WHEN THE CAR IS READY. LONG TRIP. KEEP US POSTED.

ANNIE...:hug: FOR YOU AS WELL. SOMETIMES I LIKE TO RUN AWAY TOO!! WHERE SHALL WE GO????? :dance:

MICHELLE~HOPE YOU FEEL MUCH BETTER TODAY! :hug: GLAD THE ZOO WAS FUN. MY CHECK IS NOT HERE EITHER BUT I AM DOING THE SAME....RIGHT IN THE BANK IT GOES AND THEN RIGHT OUT WITH A CHECK ON THE BILLS!

I LOOKED AT MY 24TH DAY AND THEN GAVE IT SOME THOUGHT AT THE MALL. FINISHED MY WORKBOOK AT HOME. SO I AM ON THE ROAD AGAIN TO PERFECTION :rofl:
I HAD A GOOD DAY BUT FOUND OUT ONE OF THE GIFT CARDS WAS MUCH LOWER DUE TO CHARGES TAKEN OFF AT THE REGISTER FOR NOT USING IT SOONER :tantrum:
BUT I GOT 2 PANTS, 6 TOPS, 1 PJ SET, AND 9 MYSTERY BOOKS WITH DARKER PRINT FOR ME AND 2 PANTS, 2 TOPS AND A SHORT ROBE FOR JEN. SO IT WAS A GREAT FIND FOR SDALES TODAY AND SAVED OVER 30 DOLLARS WITH COUPONS TOO. :cb:
VERY TIRED AND GOING TO SHOWER AND WATCH TV. JEN AND RICHIE WENT FOR DINNER AND A NIGHT OUT BY THEMSELVES! :love:TOMORROW IS FOOD SHOPPING.
:carrot: I NEED VEGGIES.
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT:moped:

Shad
05-19-2008, 10:03 PM
Morning all,
And it is not a good morning. I'm back to feeling all stuffed up and coughing like it was my last. Both DS2 and I coughed the night away. Must have sounded like the Anvil chorus or something. Finally dropped off for a good sleep but feel a bit death like today. Certainly don't feel like work, but it is going to have to be done. Oh woe is me.

Annie, when I see the work to be done here, I certainly feel like running away. Sounds like a good idea. A couple of days on the beach sounds nice. However, seems like I am going to Melbourne for a week, June 2nd. I'd better get rid of the flu blues by then because it will be a lot colder down there than here.

Michelle - you've got to have some treats in life. Don't care what anyone else says. If I live to be a hundred and never taste ice cream again what is the point in living? Sure there are other things in life, but isn't it nice just to go out and get an ice cream and enjoy it with friends. Such simple pleasures.

Mel - sounds like you had a good time shopping. Nice to be able to find bargains in the stuff you need and to find something that fits in the sale. I never seem to be able to, all the stuff in the sale is either size 4 -8 or size 22 ++ Never anything in the 'normal sizes' Just goes to show that the great majority of us are NOT emaciated waifs and are NORMAL people. So why can't the fashionistas take the hint? Beats me.

Gotta go. Another dose of Panadol and a lie down coming on. Lordy I hate the COMMON cold!!!

annie175
05-20-2008, 09:15 AM
Good Tuesday Morning Everyone..........

Ah Dang nabbit Shad...Feel better darlin'. I love that Musinex D-over the counter stuff for chest colds, it works wonders.

MEL...Wow what a shopping spree, you got lots of stuff..

Diyana..Glad you had a great time at the zoo. We have a pretty nice zoo, we had our company picnic there a couple of years ago.

WELL...........I call old BF last night. Finally worked up the courage. It went great. We talked for 1 1/2 hours. He is not shy anymore, we laughed A LOT. Caught up on the last 27 years. My goodness I didn't realize it had been almost 30 years since we spoke. AND...he wants to get together soon, as "he wants to see me, girl". He sounds quite nice, as I remember him. His wife actually died 5 years ago, said he went through about 2 years of a "dark" time after that, but is mostly back to being human now. I woke up at 3 this morning and could not sleep for thinking about the conversation. I feel like a teenager. I am such a dork. hahahaha

Hello to everyone...

Love and Hugs

ceejay52
05-20-2008, 09:32 AM
morning all
had a great week end. My nephew is now married and in Cancun on their honeymoon.

I've skimmed through the posts but will be back a little later.

MELODY525
05-20-2008, 11:02 AM
:cheer: ANNIE....I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!! I HAVE SOMEONE I CAN LIVE VICARIOUSLY THRU :rofl: ;rofl: :rofl: GOOD LUCK AND I HOPE YOU BOTH FIND HAPPINESS EVEN IF IT HAS TO BE FRIENDS. :hug:
I AM JUST GLAD YOU DID SOMETHING NICE FOR YOURSELF!!

SHAD~ SO SORRY MY SOUTHERN FRIEND TO HEAR YOU AND DS2 ARE STILL FEELING SO BADLY. THIS IS ONE BUTT KICKING COLD YOU BOTH HAVE :hug: :hug: HUGS FOR BOTH OF YOU! YOU WILL BOTH BE FEELING BETTER SOON. REST AS MUCH AS YOU CAN! I WAS LUCKY TO FINE ONE EACH OF THE 2X SIZES I LIKE. MAKES DRESSING SO MUCH EASIER. USUALLY I CAN ONLY FIND 1X. :) THE OFFICE NEVER LIKES MY SIZES....THEY NLOOK TOO BAGGY ON ME BUT THEN THEY'RE NOT WIULLING TO COME UP HERE AND DRESS AND UNDRESS ME! :rofl:

:welcome: BACK CEEJAY!!! CONGRATS ON THE NEW NEICE-IN-LAW!! HOPE THEY WILL BOTH BE VERY HAPPY! WISHJ WE WERE ALL IN CANCUN!! I COULD USE SOME SUN AND WARMER WEATHER!!

I AM FREEZING AND ALL STUFFED UP AND EYES ARE SORE FROM "SPRING" AND ALSO THE MALL. LOTS OF PERFUMES THERE :cry: I BIT A PILL IN HALF AND TOOK THE 1/2 A ZYRTEC BEFORE I LEFT YESTERDAY....GUESS IT'S NOT ENOUGH. BUT THEN I WANTED TO SHOP THERE AND NOT FALL ASLEEP ON THE REGISTER LINES!! :tantrum:
SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE I CAN'T GET A BREAK:rollpin: WELL I WON'T GO THERE....CAN'T AFFORD TO START CRYING.
JEN WILL BE HOME ALL WEEK AND SHE IS COMING DOWN SOON. HER "DD" IS NOT DUE TILL 6/8 (THE BOY FOLLOWS LATER) AND THE ROOMS ARE READY SO SHE CAME BACK HERE TO CLEAN HER PLACE MORE FOR THE GREAT SUMMER APARTMENT ABANDONMENT :lol3: DON'T WANT THE ANTS MOVING IN AND TAKING OVER.
I FEEL LIKE SLEEPING SO I MIGHT HAVE TO KICK HER OUT IN A SHORT TIME. POOR KID...HAS A MEAN MOM! :witch:
HAPPY TUESDAY :moped:

diyana
05-20-2008, 02:55 PM
Yesterday was a super stressful day at work, I had to work late and then help DH work on our boat when I got home, so no gym. And I really could've used some endorphins. This morning was stressful too, so I wrangled a co-worker and we went for a brisk walk at lunch. Just what I needed. A little sweat and lots of endorphins. Ahhh. All better now. And I'm going to the gym tonight for cardio and weights! Yay! Can't wait for more endorphins!

Mel - sounds like you got some nice bargains while you were shopping! Good for you! I hope you feel better soon. I hate people that overuse perfume in public places....It really makes my asthmatic lungs just shut down. Here's a :hug: for you for whatever has you on the brink of crying.

Shad - I sure hope you (and your son) feel better soon. Rest and take care of yourself. :hug: And you are so right about the simple pleasures. We can't live without the occasional treat - otherwise, life becomes very sad. And I'm doing really good at learning moderation. Yay!

Annie - Mucinex D is WONDERFUL for a chest cold. I'm so glad you called your old BF and what a nice long phone call!! That's great that he wants to see you soon. Hopefully you two can arrange a meeting.

CeeJay - congrats to your nephew and his bride.

Well, lunch break is over. Back to work for me.

I hope you ladies enjoy the rest of your day!

Shad
05-20-2008, 06:25 PM
Morning all,
Bright and energetic bunche we have here today. Well 'cept for Mel anyway.

Ceejay - glad to hear the wedding went well and you have had a great time. Congrats to the Nephew and new wife. Hope they enjoy Cancun (however it is spelt) and that they come back glowing with health and happiness.

Annie - well done on calling the 1st love. Sounds like you had a good talk and I hope when you do meet up, it will be like the years dropped away. Thanks for the tip on the meds - I'm going out to the shops today and I will look for it there.

Michelle - Haven't been on exercise since about a week ago. Just don't feel up to it yet. Maybe the Balance class on Saturday will be the first. It's a gentle enough class and I can always leave if I feel unwell. I could do with a few endorphins as well.

Mel - The DS2 seems to be about over his cold. I've just got to be patient and get over mine now. But oh lordy this cough will probably see me off. It's like a vicious circle, nose runs so I blow it. This blocks my ears. Getting the ears to unblock sets off the cough and when I cough the headache begins all over again. Never felt anything like this before. If it is no better in the next couple of days I'm off to see a doc. Mine is somewhere in Darwin fishing. How dare he?
Nothing wrong with clothes that are pretty but generous in size, particularly if you are dealing with the problems of the chair and sitting. No point in looking like a partially inflated balloon in a lycra t-shirt. It's hot and uncomfortable.
So Jen is doing the spring clean of the apartment huh? I've got to find the energy to do mine shortly otherwise it will be a mammoth job. I've only just managed to get the laundry under control. You'd never realise there are only two in this house plus cat if you looked at the laundry that springs from nowhere.

Yesterday, I managed to finish changing and checking the major basic training document. Today it's time to get started on the Supply stuff. That shouldn't be too hard either. Then it will be the rotten stuff. I will be off to Melbourne in June for a week or so to catch up with the others. That will be fun since parts of Victoria have been having record snow falls this last week. I will have to look out the winteriest clothing I can find. Maybe I will just wear a strategically wrapped doona.

Anyway, I had better go and get on with the day. Theres things to do before I start work. See ya

MELODY525
05-21-2008, 07:47 AM
SHAD~ TAKE A LOT OF DOONAS WITH YOU!! YOU MIGHT JUST NEED THEM! :brr: I AM PUTTING MINE TO GOOD USE HERE AS IT'S STILL IN THE LOW 40'S AT NIGHT AND WINDY! DO THEY CELL MUCINEX OVER THERE? IT'S A GREAT MUCUS MOVER AND REALLY CLEARS OUT THE SINUS CAVITIES. MUCINEX-D IS STRONGER BUT I CANNOT TAKE IT. I THINK IT'S ANNIE THAT USES THAT AND MENTIONED IT TO YOU THE OTHER DAY. ANYWAY...FEEL BETTER:hug: YOU'LL BE NEEDING ALL YOUR SENSES ABOUT YOU IN MELBOURNE...ESPECIALLY IF YOU DECIDE TO GO SKIING!! :hohoho:

MICHELLE~ I WAS STUPID AND HUNG OUT IN THE HIGH END DEPARTMENT STORES LIKE LORD & TAYLOR AND NIEMAN MARCUS WHERE PERFUME COUNTERS ABOUND!!
I WAS LOOKING AT ALL THE GIRLY STUFF AND KNEW BETTER THAN TO BREATHE IN ALL THAT CRAP. :cry:
SEND SOME ENDORPHINS MY WAY! SORRY THE WEEK IS BEING A BIT STRESSFUL AND HOPE YOU GET TO THE GYM. TOO BAD THEY DON'T HAVE ENDORPHIN CAFES WHERE YOU CAN GO AND INHALE A FEW TO KEEP US ALL GOING AND HAPPY! :dance:

I GOT MY STIMULUS CHECK AND IT'S GOING RIGHT IN AND OUT OF THE BANK BEFORE I CAN THINK OF "JUNK" TO BUY WITH IT....OR GET TO GIVING PARTS OF IT AWAY.
SOMETIMES MY HEART GETS CARRIED AWAY AND SHUTS MY BRAIN OFF :rofl: I ALREADY HAVE THE CHECK WRITTEN OUT FOR THE BILL. JUST WAITING FOR IT TO COME IN!
HAPPY WEDNESDAY (<---DOESN'T THAT WORD LOOK WRONG? LOL) :moped:

annie175
05-21-2008, 08:51 AM
Good Morning Ladies...It is almost Friday...I say that every day....lol

Shad...stay warm, I find fleece the warmest of all.

MEL...isn't it sad that most people have to use their stimulus checks to pay bills? It stinks.

Diyana...Oh Goddess of Exercise..get those endorphins flowing. We got two 20 minute walks in yesterday at work. I needed it to clear my head and get away from my desk.

DS got the job at Catapiller. His orientation is today and will find out his schedule too. We had to go get steel toed boots last night, that set me for 45 bucks. Yikes...come on lottery, momma needs a new pair of shoes. lol.

Bout time to get to work and get busy.

Everyone have a marvy day.

Love and Hugs

diyana
05-21-2008, 09:04 AM
Well, my time in one-derland was short. I don't know if it's because I'm just finishing TOM or because I haven't been as diligent about counting points or because I didn't get to the gym much this past weekend - or a combination of all 3....but I've gained 3 lbs. And my blood sugar has been running higher than it typically was (around 100 in the morning and 105 after dinner) :tantrum: I've also been stressed out at work :stress: which combined with too little exercise has made me really crabby :bomb: and blue :( especially at home. Hormones suck!! At least I know what I need to do...walk at lunch (unless I have to work through it) and do some sort of exercise after I get home from picking up my doggie at the vet (nothing serious...just a blood test/checkup). And I need to get back on my eating plan - eating more veggies and portion controlled frozen dinners and less of my MIL's good cooking.

Shad - I do hope you feel better soon. And you're smart not to exercise before you're up to it. Us northerners and the Canada contingent could loan you plenty of winter clothing. But the doona sounds comfier! :lol:

Mel - I'm still trying to stock up on endorphins - I have a bit of a shortage since I didn't work out much over the weekend. I walked yesterday at lunch and went to the gym for cardio and weights last night. And while it felt great...the endorphins didn't last too long. So I'll walk up and down the stairs at work when I can find time. I'll send endorphins your way after I stock up, okay?

A big :wave: to Rennie, Annie, CeeJay, Ellen, and everyone!

:hug:

Shy Moment
05-21-2008, 09:31 AM
di
It can be a combination of lots of things. You get back on track and I bet you will see that weight come right back off. None of us are perfect, sometimes we just have to tweak things a bit.

Annie
My check is safely in savings. It won't be used until next year at refund time to pay bills and by everyone glasses and contacts lol.

Shad
Sorry you aren't feeling well.

Melody
I don't even get near those places. They want to spray me and then I can't breath all day.

Has been a rough few days. My dot started. I had to go to the docs to get scripts yesterday and I was 5 pounds up which is usual not worried about that. I had to go back in today because they didn't give me half the scripts I needed and did another weigh in. I am exactly what I was last week. Now how does a person lose 5 pounds in one day lol. I am so tired. Haven't slept much for days. Since Sunday I get up, feed everyone, do some house work, do a workout and go lay back down. That is about it. I don't even have the energy to post lol.

Shad
05-21-2008, 07:06 PM
Morning all,
Although feeling a bit washed out, I am better this morning. Haven't even felt the urge to cough yet. Maybe yesterday was the hangover day, but I sure didn't feel too bright most of the day and those coughing fits were the pits. Even the cat ran away.

It's a fine line we weave trying to get rid of this weight. Today I am up 1 whole kilo (2.2lbs) from yesterday. It can only be fluid retention because I would have had to eat around 6000 calories to do it and there is no way that happened. So I sympathise will Michelle and Rennie even though Rennie has ditched it again. It is our hormones and stress will do it everytime as well.

Mel - silly you going to the perfume counters although there must be times when the temptation to check out the girly stuff becomes too much. Even I get woolly headed in there as the salespeople compete to fill the air with sweet smells.

Annie - congrats to the son on his new job. My last pair of steel toed boots cost me $123.45. Good thing they are tax deductable hey??? I have fleece jackets and they will be going to Melbourne with me. Trouble is most of my pants and stuff is pretty lightweight. Still it will be warm inside. They do heat places well down there.

Rennie - feel better soon.

Okay, time to go and get on with the day I guess. I had problems sleeping last night what with all the coughing etc., so read until I drifted off around oneish and then didn't wake until about 7.30. I am running late, but guess what, I really don't care too much.

Todays smiles were sent to me by a NM friend. English is a funny language.
They're Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins!
Thanks for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services:

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
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The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'
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Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
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Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say '****' to someone who doesn't care much about you.
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Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
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Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving Obvious pleasure to the congregation.
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For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
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Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
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Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
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A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
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At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is ****?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.
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Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
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Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
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Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
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The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
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Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
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The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
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This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
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Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. Is done.
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The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
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Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
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The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
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Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Baptist Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.

MELODY525
05-22-2008, 08:53 AM
i had such a lovely post and mc afee decided to install an update and screw up and turn aol off! :tantrum:

ANNIE~ SO GLAD TO HEAR ABOUT THE DS AND NEW JOB :cheer: CONGRATULATIONS TO HIM AND LOT OF LUCK!! YES A LIT OF PEOPLE ARE SENDING THEIR CHECKS TO ASSORTED CREDIT CARD COMPANIES....BET THEY ARE RELIEVED TO GET OUR HARD EARNED MONEY :rofl: I HEAR YA ON THE BOOT BUYING!

MICHELLE~ YOU WILL GET RID OF THOSE 3 LBS WITH YOUR DEDICATION. NO SWEAT! HANG IN THERE. ONDERLAND IS A FUNNY THING IN THE BEGINNING. CAN BE VERY FICKLE BUT IT WILL BE A BOSOM PAL TO YOU THIS YEAR. OF THIS I AM SURE :hug: IT'S TOUGH TO KEEP A ROUTINE WHEN THERE ARE VISITORS IN THE HOUSE...SOMETIMES THEIR IDEAS ARE NOT THE SAME AS OURS EITHER! HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAMS!

RENNIE~ SORRY TO HEAR YOU FEEL SO WEAK. HOPE THE MEDS WORK AND DOT LEAVES AS QUICKLY AS SHE CAME. JUST REST AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF :hug:


SHAD~ GOOD TO HEAR YOU'RE FEELING BETTER AND HAVE CEASED TO SCARE OFF SUNDAY WITH THOSE COUGHING FITS. HOPE SLEEP WILL BE EASIER NOW TOO. LATELY, I DON'T CARE IF I AM LATE EITHER :lol3:
THE BLOOPERS ARE HILARIOUS AND I LOVED THIS ONE:
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands<.... :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

:rain: MORE RAIN TODAY. WISH WE COULD SEND IT TO FLORIDA AND PUT OUT ALL THEIR FIRES. AT LEAST THEY CAUGHT ONE ARSONIST. :rollpin: I WOULD HANG HIM BY HIS SILVER BELLS FROM THE NEAREST TREE AND LET THE CROWS GET AT HIM.
NOTHING MUCH NEW HERE. TAKING A BIT OF A REST. HEAVY WEATHER MAKES HEAVY DAYS FOR ME...JEN TOO.
MY ENERGY LEVEL IS ON THE GROUND WITH RENNIE'S :rofl: I BEST GO AND EAT BEFORE I FALL ASLEEP HERE AT THE PUTER!
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY :moped:

Roseblush
05-22-2008, 09:35 AM
Good Morning Lovely Worldly Chicks, Well if you can believe it ...there is snow outside after having days in the 80's. Screwy weather, and of course the long holiday weekend coming up with cold wind and wet. Not complaining since I do get to go North and see my Mom and family. Left my windows down the other night and my little car was so wet yesterday and my cd player didnt' want to work after that either...hoping if it dries out a bit it will play for me......sort of feels like if it can go wrong it will go wrong weeks.
Anyway, nice to see everyone here and wishing those that are fighting sickness to get well. Summer is almost here for us in the Northern part of the world, it is going to go from cold to fire hot again this year if seems.
Take good care everyone.....
BLessings & Peace,
Nae

diyana
05-22-2008, 10:42 AM
Morning ladies (or is it evening for Shad?) -

I'm so looking forward to taking tomorrow off and having a 4 day weekend!! Woooo Hoooo! I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow. My hair currently comes close to touching the waistband of my pants in the back, and I'm going to get about 6" or more cut with layers added. If it looks fairly decent, I'll post a photo. My eating is back on track as of yesterday. And I'm getting to the gym tonight for cardio and weights - and I'll probably walk at lunch. My work sponsored a nice Women's Wellness Expo with various booths outlining healthy eating and activity, bone density screenings, body composition screenings, chair massages, discounted spa services. It was great! Overall, I'm in a MUCH better mood than yesterday.

Rennie - I hope you're feeling better and getting your energy back.

Shad - I'm glad you are feeling a little better. Still rest as much as possible, especially since you didn't sleep much. The Church bulletin bloopers are great! Thanks for sharing.

Annie - I'm happy to hear about DS and new job!

Mel - You are right....OneDerLand is fickle at first, but I know that I'm moving back to OneDerLand to stay. Thanks for the reminder to hold on to my dreams and my goals. I will definitely keep focused on and working toward them!! :) The Exercise Goddess is back (or will be after tonight)! :woohoo:

Roseblush - Snow?! Oh No!! I hope it's not coming our way!! Yikes! I've got tomatoes, cucumbers and squash in the ground that wouldn't take kindly to snow. Enjoy your long weekend with your DM and family.

:wave: and :hug: to everyone!

annie175
05-22-2008, 11:52 AM
Good Thursday Morning all....

Today our company is celebrating "the best place in Indiana" to work. We came in 2nd again this year. We are having a BBQ to include burgers, brats, chickie breasts and veggie burgers, pasta salad, buttered corn cole slaw, potato salad, chips, fruit salad and cake. Games: raffle, spinning color wheel, ladder ball, and corn hole. It is from 11:00-1:30 pm. Pretty cool....

Rennie, Shad and MEL...Feel better. Try some protein and B12 to get your energy level up.

Diyana...Oh a new do! That always makes one feel wonderful. Congrats on getting back on track!! Rock on sista.

Nae..The weather in Indiana is screwy too, however we are supposed to have marvy holiday weekend weather. I am going to try to get my garden out. My nephew is coming up from Kentucky with his rototiller to till my garden area for me.

Stay healthy, on-track, and on program....I sure can preach a good story. lol

Love and Hugs

ceejay52
05-22-2008, 12:44 PM
Michelle
Sometimes our bodies go into a slump. Don't let it get you down.

Annie
Sound like you work for a good company.

Shad
Glad you are feeling better and thanks for the laughter.

Reenie
Glad you are feeling better. Congratulations, you are still knocking those pounds down.

Mel
How did you enjoy you mental health day. I'm taking one of those myself tomorrow. I have a bunch of errands to run today.

Happy
Glad you were not hurt after the deer jumped out in front of the car. Enjoy your time with your sister.


I had to much resturant food last week end. I'm still retaining fluid from too much sodium. Back on track for me today.

Shad
05-22-2008, 09:29 PM
Morena,

Michelle, it was well into my evening when you posted. 11.42pm my time to be exact. I wasn't about to answer at the time. Actually I probably was because I was awake at 11pm and didn't stop coughing until 1.30am. DS2 was coughing again last night. Maybe I should send him away for the weekend because I think we are reinfecting each other.
Good for you getting the eating back on track. I'll be back at the gym tomorrow as well. Don't know how I will get on but I'll try at least.

Mel - isn't nice of these places to tell you about the fact that they are updating well in advance of the time they do it. Don't mind it happening, in fact I am pleased it happens, but some notice would be nice.
My energy level is not great either, but I guess it will happen. Maybe when I get back to the gym.

Nae - unseasonal weather we are having isn't it. Snow for you in summer and we are having a series of storms moving through that generally only happen in the height of summer. Mother Nature is really ticked off at us.
I've left the car windows open too at times, silly me. But at least the carport takes care of the rain and stuff, however the mossies love it and you drive along squashing pests as you go. I now have a can of fly spray in the first aid kit.

Annie - Must be nice to work in a place that gives a damn. Don't think Happy would understand that one. But lets not get her started. Food doesn't sound exactly diet friendly - hope they have a good health plan for employees. :rofl: We won't mention that one to Happy either. :lol3:

Ceejay - isn't it amazing how much salt and oil these restaurants put in our meals. I watch the odd food program and they always season far too much in my opinion. Might do something for the taste, but nothing for the nutrition side of things.

Well I am running late again, however I don't really care at this stage. I am ahead of my schedule, not that that is anything to boast about, someone will stuff that up for me, I'm sure. I think I might take today and do something outside to get some Vit D from the sun and just generally glorify in the wonderful weather. I'll work over the weekend instead.

So that's it - a joy day for Shad. I'd better go get started. I've a lot to achieve out there.

ceejay52
05-22-2008, 10:38 PM
Shad
you still sound as if you don't feel well. ake it easy for a couple of days.

Shy Moment
05-23-2008, 02:41 AM
Letting everyone know I am feel much the thing today. Have had so much to do before I leave for a 3 day weekend. House is cleaned, laundry is done and shopping is done. Tomorrow I cook, cook, cook so the kids have food in the house. Right now there is a pot roast in the crock pot with potatoes, gravy and mixed veggies. It will be done by tomorrow after noon and then i toss in round steak and dumplings, cream of mushroom soup and peas. That will be finished by tomorrow night and then I make BBQ chicken in the crock pot, they can make a veggie. They will have plenty of food to pop into the microwave while I am gone :)

upswife
06-06-2008, 09:50 PM
Hey ladies! I know I missed al ot, but I missed a ton here in RL too. My morning sickness really knocked me out. I looked for a June thread is there one yet? Feeling better now, so hopefully will be able to regain a normal life. Hope to see you ladies soon!

carla49
06-06-2008, 10:39 PM
Ellen, the system crashed last night and everything after May 23 was vaporised forever. There was a June thread, Worldly Chicks Jettison the Junk in June (I think). I don't know how to start a new thread, but I'm sure Shad or Mel or Happy will oblige once they drop in. Meanwhile, welcome back! Sorry about the morning sickness, but it's good to see things are fine apart from that.

:wave: to everyone else from those of us living in the past...

Shad
06-07-2008, 01:30 AM
Happy has begun the new thread again. Look for us jettisoning the junk!!!