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ladybugnessa
05-02-2008, 07:16 AM
I"m first? where is everyone.

Looks to be a nice day here.

I am off today.

Hubby went to work

I have yoga at 10:45 then to the bank
at 3 pm i will see Older son and give him his birthday presents

everyone have a great day!


cottagebythesea
05-02-2008, 07:23 AM
TGIF! :carrot:
I've been sleeping off the after-effects of a migraine, I could feel it lingering for the past couple of days, and it hit me hard yesterday afternoon. Cindy gave me some strong stuff, and I took it before bed last night. It really wiped me out, but it worked! :)
Not much going on today, I have to go in early, and I think we have a playdate scheduled for the afternoon. Just some leftover Salsa Chicken for supper, so that will be easy.
Survivor was good again last night! I have to give Amanda credit for being smarter than I thought. Poor James! I was sad that he had to go. :(

Ruthxxx
05-02-2008, 07:25 AM
Good morning.

Nessa, thanks for starting us up. I'm glad Bri is off to work. Enjoy your day off! :cb:

Hi, Cottage. I'm glad the migraine has gone. I've had only one in my whole life and hope never to have another!

Hershey and I have a slow start this morning. She ate a lot of brown sugar yesterday and is probably in a sugar coma! The spirit of Lucy lives on in her mother but she hasn't started eating glasses yet. :nono: (The sugar was sitting by the door, ready to go to the Food Bank, and she could just not resist.)

There is absolutely nothing written on my agenda page this morning. I am going to putter away around the house with some odd indoor jobs but will do some gardening this afternoon, weather permitting. The black flies are really bad out there :mad: but I do have a bug net thingie - looks dumb but does the trick!

Shall I pour everyone another coffee as they straggle onto the Beach. I have no idea where the darned cabana boys are this morning. It's hard to get good help, isn't it? :rofl:


cottagebythesea
05-02-2008, 07:27 AM
Good morning Nessa! Lucky you for having today off! I'm glad to hear that your DH was able to go back to work today. Happy Birthday to your DS!

cottagebythesea
05-02-2008, 07:29 AM
I'll take you up on that coffee, Ruth, Thanks! :)
Hershey needs to go back to Phase 1! :lol:

CyndiM
05-02-2008, 07:36 AM
Good morning Chicks :wave:

Nessa - Enjoy your relaxing day :)

Cottage - I hate headaches. Glad yours is gone away. My former doctor thought I was getting migraines (because of my age!) but turned out it was the disc in my neck. Regular massages have kept that under control luckily.

Ruth - Where did you get netting that works for black flies? I got all bit up last weekend. People like to be near me outdoors because bugs love me :( I was hoping it was the carbs and they wouldn't like me so much anymore but no dice :rofl:

I'm off to yoga in an hour and then chiropractic. Not sure that's going to be fun my my chiro thought it would work and she manages my care so gotta give it a shot. I really hope to get out on my bike this afternoon and to do some gardening.

We got some bad news yesterday. My partner's contract is one of those being hit by the cuts in state gov. We half expected it so weren't devastated and she does have other work teaching at community college so we will get by. It's just not the news you want to hear at the beginning of summer. Now we just hope my job in a non-profit survives the cuts.

Okay, gotta get moving and get to yoga. Have a good day!

femmecreole
05-02-2008, 07:48 AM
Morning all. Running late, but want to wish you all a great day and Cottage hope you have a better day than you had night!

Natalie'sMom
05-02-2008, 09:07 AM
Good morning! Well, we had big storms here last night -- all four of us had to go to the basement for three different tornado warnings...life in Kansas!

Well i am on-handed typing b/c i'm holding the baby -- more later!

hope everyone has a great day!

GONNABE165
05-02-2008, 09:46 AM
Good Friday Morning everyone!

I feel great today - my pit fall of a weird/bad week seems to be behind me and I am ready to conquer a new day.

Busy weekend for me as tonight is family dinner night and tomorrow dh & I are working around the house and then going to the ball game that evening. Sunday I am heading to the beach and then dh's softball game that afternoon.

Hope you gals have a great Friday!

Schmoodle
05-02-2008, 10:12 AM
TGIF!!!!!
Although I'll be working through the weekend too. I plan to take a mental health day next Weds., so that's something to look forward to.
Trip yesterday was good. I waved to the Richmond chicks as I passed, did you see me? Lots more to do today. I'm having a cake at our Friday pizza night for DD's family party tonight. Won't go to a lot of trouble though, she already had a big kid party. I don't have her gifts yet so I'll have to run out at lunch to pick them up. Kids have early dismissal today, yuk.
Maybe I'll be able to come back later today to visit, if not, I will definitely catch up in the morning. I miss my chicks!

tkglenn
05-02-2008, 10:23 AM
nessa-you're early today. good morning
cottage-hope the migraine is better today
ruth-have fun lingering
cyndi-hope all goes well and nothing too devistating happens
nat-I'm terrified of natural disasters, I don't know how you do it, I couldn't. I wouldn't wanna come out of the basement--ever.
gonna-have a wonderful time this weekend
schmoodle-that's why I hate fridays, that means that my "downtime" is over with for 2 days.
me-been really stressing over some health issues. today I have a consultation with one of my clients for a wedding cake she needs in two weeks. I'm pretty excited about this one. then lunch with my best friend. I have two cakes to do this weekend so I'll be busy baking today. yummy. I love the smell of cakes baking in my kitchen. I'm gonna be a busy bee today. Hopefully this will all get the issues off my mind.
anyone I missed-have a wonderful day.

Natalie'sMom
05-02-2008, 10:23 AM
I am back now that my hands are free! I have a question:

Is there anything you tend to "bend" the rules on? Or do you follow everything to a "T"?

hmacneil6
05-02-2008, 10:24 AM
Slow goings this morning for the crew.....Is everyone taking an early weekend???

Nessa - Thanks for getting us all up and ready to go. Enjoy your day off and have fun spending time with your son.

Cottage - Sorry about the headache. They can suck!! Last night's Survivor was excellent. I actually think that Erik might have a chance to win the whole thing. I was surprised that they didn't bring the families back for the 2nd challenge, like they usually do. It'll be a fun next couple of episodes.

Ruth - How did things go yesterday? Have fun in the garden and doodling around. Enjoy!

Cyndi - Sorry to hear about your partner's contracts. It's good that you were prepared, but like you said, it still stinks! I hope it doesn't put a damper on your weekend and you are still able to enjoy yourself.

Cat - Had your chicken & ham wrap last night for dinner. It was FANTASTIC!!! Thanks for the advice. Have a good Friday.

Nat's Mom - I can even begin to imagine going to the basement once for a tornado warning, let alone 3 times. I hope your weekend settles down.

Gonnabe - Glad to hear that you're spirits are up this morning. I'll keep praying that you continue to feel better. Hang in there!!!

Me - Staff in-service today, and I'm not presenting anything.....what a nice break. Tonight dh and I are going to friends to pay poker, tomorrow is house cleaning, errands, and my alma mater is having their spring concert, so I think we're going. Sunday I'm hosting a scrapbook party hoping to bring in some orders so I can get some great free stuff. I hope everyone has a GREAT WEEKEND!
ENJOY!!!

Natalie'sMom
05-02-2008, 10:24 AM
Tkglenn -- You know I never used to mind it before I had a family, but now it does make me nervous! Plus, pulling the kids out of bed to go downstairs is a huge pain! I have to say there was quite a bit of storm damage here :( and we are very lucky to be OK!!

hmacneil6
05-02-2008, 10:28 AM
Wow....I missed a few of you while posting.
Schmoodle - Enjoy the party tonight & stay away from the cake!
TK - Hope all gets better. Have fun working this weekend. I pray that the work and lunch w/ your friend will help you to lift your spirits.
Nat's Mom - I do my best to stay on track, but I don't always measure my fats and I do sneak a s/f peppermint patty every once in a while.

femmecreole
05-02-2008, 10:29 AM
Nat's Mom...I pretty much follow everything to a T. Since I've reached my goal, I will VERY occasionally have a bit of a decadant dessert...a few bites. I like my new clothes and want them to keep fitting!

I'm going to do something today I haven't done in a couple of years at least...going to the Salon to have my hair cut. My hair is HUGE and curly and long and no one can ever do anything with it. I usually just put it in a pony tail at the top of my head and whack off a couple of inches every now and then, but I was inspired by Nessa's new look and am going to try to see if they layer it a bit at the bottom if it will behave a little better. I doubt it, but it will be fun to be pampered.

hmacneil6
05-02-2008, 10:32 AM
Cat - You go!!! I personally think nothing says confidence and spunk on a woman more than a great short hair cut. Can't wait to see it!

femmecreole
05-02-2008, 10:35 AM
Thanks, Heather, but it won't be short. My husband would kill me if I cut it short, plus I'd look like a fuzz ball unless I glued it down! Need enough hair to still put up in a french twist or pony tails, french braids etc. and just wear down when it's not horribly humid...which is not often around here.

GONNABE165
05-02-2008, 10:46 AM
Good for you Cat on the new do - I always have had long hair to my butt or longer until my dad was diagnosed with cancer and then I started donating it to the locks of love foundation and once my dad passed i just went real short. Of course dh hates it as he likes long hair.

Thank you for the prayers Heather - they are working

krosmon
05-02-2008, 11:04 AM
Good morning.

Hair? Mine is so short. For years, I would color it and have permanents done, but my scalp got so sensitive that I finally said, heck with it, I'll just let the natural color grow out. So here I am with very short, white, straight hair. I love the wash and wear aspect. I have tons of hair, like my mom, and it grows so fast, but it is so stubborn that there is nothing I can do with it except keep it short. Must be all the vitamins and Chinese herbs I take.

Natalie's Mom, looks like there are some dangerous storms heading your way. Arkansas is really getting hit now per CNN. Take care and stay safe.

If I can get my tummy to quiet down, I need to go get my pup some kibble, take an overdue book back to the library today. Don't know what brought this on - must have been a bad strawberry or something. But at least I don't have anything planned so can snuggle into my recliner until everything passes.

I watched a dvd last night - Juno. Interesting movie. Not one of my favorites. I still have Atonement to watch - maybe I will get to it today.

Have a lovely day.

zeffryn
05-02-2008, 11:22 AM
Nessa - It was before 5! Everyone was sleeping. :)

Cottage - good to hear that you're feeling better.

Ruth - it sounds like we'll be doing the same things today. LOL @ Hershey eating brown sugar :)

NataliesMom - Scary! I loathe tornadoes. Unfortunately now I have to deal with hurricanes that create tornadoes....so I guess I didn't luck out by moving out of the midwest.
As far as bending the rules go, I try not to do it at all. I get more motivated the more days that I have that are on plan. I always really regret cheating, and don't like how I feel. I must admit though, if it is a special occasion, I will bend the rules a bit but I always make sure to go to P1 in the morning.

Tk - Have a great weekend and try to relax those worries away :)

Cat - That is one of my biggest pet peeves about Louisiana....the humidity. I can't go outside without my makeup running or my hair frizzing. I have wavy hair that I blowdry straight, but it goes right back to wavy as soon as we're outside. I'm not looking forward to this summer!

Krosmon - We just got Juno in on netflix. I'm interested in watching it. I'm waiting for DH to be home so we can watch it, but if he goes to see IronMan tonight, I'm watching it alone :)

Thank God, it is Friday!!

DH has to work until 2 and then is playing basketball with some friends. I'm glad he'll be gone longer than usual, it will give me the peace I need to get some things done around here. I have a bunch of little tasks to do - hanging some shades (speaking of, if anybody wants a khaki colored roman shade 24" wide, you can have it for free -- just pay for shipping), a new light fixture in the bathroom and cleaning the lint out of the dryer. I also have a little weeding to do in the garden this afternoon. DS should enjoy helping with that. I bought him a cheap little child's gardening set at the dollar store and he likes to wear the gloves and poke around. I can't really have him weeding, as he just pulls everything green out :)

I'm supposed to figure out what I want to do tonight. DH wants to see Iron Man at the theater with some friends - he invited me, but....heck no. I told him I would go with him if he went to see the Sex and the City movie with me. He told me he would rather never see Iron Man. :) Something tells me I'm going to be home alone tonight, though. Maybe DS and I will go out for dinner somewhere and then come home and watch a movie.

I'm enjoying an orange right now. we bought some really great valencias at the market. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

femmecreole
05-02-2008, 12:22 PM
Zeff, if you get to see Sex in the City when it comes out, my daughter is in it..well, the back of her head is in a bookstore scene! Her big Hollywood debut! (she was not happy they did not shoot the scene with her face in it!)

zeffryn
05-02-2008, 12:42 PM
Nice. I'll have to keep my eyes out for her. Louisiana has been getting a lot of movie business lately. DH has been in a couple.

pamatga
05-02-2008, 12:49 PM
I was logged on at 6:30 am today but my Mom has had another setback so I took the time to say another Rosary before I began work. She was transfered to a nursing home. While she was there, she had a fever, got pneumonia, went to the emergency room there twice and then returned 90 miles back to the ICU through the Mayo Clinic. The local doctors were afraid to treat her with so many things going on with her. She has crisscrossed the southern part of Minnesota twice in an ambulance. They were afraid to sedate her so she had to go this alone. My heart just breaks for her.

I spoke with her the other day. She sounded so weak and very scared. I was so pleased that my twin nieces spent their last day before going on vacation to be with their Grandma in ICU--they pulled an all nighter so Grandpa could get some sleep. I am grateful that she is alive but I just wish she could pull out of this loop she has been in. She was stable for about 4-6 weeks and it was so encouraging. I've uped my prayers to several times a day. It is constantly in the back of my mind.

Well, it sounds like you all have had your days filled with storms, parties, work, kids, hair woes and so on. This has been a very "eventful" past year. A year ago my only daughter told me she was "coming out" as a male. "She" is transgendering (is that a word) to a male. She has legally changed her name and is taking male hormones. She says she was meant to be a guy. She has even modeled locally where she lives. No one knew this. Now, she seems happier as a he. I admit that I don't understand this. I have offered my support. I can't imagine doing anything less.

We finished moving two weeks ago. I thought it would kill me but it didn't. I am now settled in except for about 10 boxes that I plan to go through this coming weekend. Work was a hassle this week but then I only have three hours left so I can look forward to that.

I plan on getting back on the treadmill this weekend (finally have cleared a path so I can let it down) and yes the South's humidity sucks for those of us who have the frizzies. I have cut my almost waist length hair to a little longer than shoulder length. That is as long as it will get from now on. I just like the styling options.:D

Have fun everyone this weekend and stay warm, safe and on the beach;)

tdiprincess
05-02-2008, 01:12 PM
Nessa: Good job on being first. I was up at 3am, I thought about starting the chick chat..LOL.. maybe next time :D

Cottage: I'm sorry about the migraine. I'm glad the strong stuff helped. I made a version of the salsa chicken this week too, lots of leftovers which makes it sooo easy for later on!! :)

Ruth: thank you for the coffee, much needed... I'm having a really slow start as all can see. Have fun gardening. Its too cloudy here to do much outside.. what plants are you planting?

cyndi: sorry to hear about the funding cuts. I hope you guys get by. have fun with the chiropractor.. you may want to take it easy though, the bike ride and gardening may have to wait. You might mess up the work the chiro. gets done...

femme: good morning.. looks like a busy day, have fun at the salon and I hope they get to tame your lovely locks... :)

nat's mom : wow.. yeah, that is life in Kansas.. I'm sorry you had to be up all during the night, especially with the baby.. I'm glad everyone came out ok though :) I hate typing one handed LOL. In P1 I bent the rules on a little popcorn when it was around. I never made or bought it myself, and I only had a few handfuls, and I had a small glass of white wine. I know we need to follow it all to a T, its important, and on the big stuff, I am. In p1 I've cheated on things I'm aloud to have later on and have controlled the intake of it. It was hard to control, but I feel good that I could eat a handful of popcorn and be done. I just wanted the taste of it.. I want to enjoy my weightloss. (don't know if that helps :) And if you do slip up a bit, just keep going back OP... and I give myself a little treat when I get on the scale and lose some weight.. just to give myself a good job pat on the back :) I feel good when i say no to donuts and really bad stuff..

gonnabe: you look like you're gonna be SUPER busy this weekend. Looks like fun though :D
Good to get going back on track and keeping up the good work, you'll get there :)

schmoo: Looks like a busy day. Have fun with the dinner and cake. enjoy the pizza, I hope you live somewhere where the pizza is worthwhile? ;)

tk: I'm sorry to hear about the health situation. If you need to talk, don't hesitate. Have fun baking the cakes, I love the smell of baking stuff. Although, for me the only thing that tops it is smelling homemade spaghetti sauce on the stove..mmmmmmh!! :D

Hmac: looks like a busy weekend, enjoy! How do you get into the scrapbooking parties? What are the prices like on there?

kathleen: I don't color my hair either, I never have and never will. When I do start to gray, I'd like to see how it looks. I have red hair, don't want to ruin it. I straight perm it though... I had curly qu curls and got tired ot the upkeep... so now its nice and straight.

zeff: I went to see Iron Man last night and this morning.. it was really good. It had some funny parts too :) But, I get ya when you want DH to go to a chick flick too.. have fun redecorating and gardening. Its too cloudy here :(....

me: So we went to see the midnight show of Iron Man...it was very good, better than I thought it would be. Lots of funny parts too!! :D
We brought SF candy and didn't buy popcorn. My friend sitting next to me had some, I stole a few bits, but I was satisfied with just a few :) I feel good when I can have something a little OP, and not binge on it like there's no tomorrow... When I first started P1, we had pizza and wings in the first week, that was BAD... and I cheated other times and they were bad... That's why I wanted to redo P1...I wanted to be in control. And I am....
I'm kinda tired, its rainy here and sleeping was hard...
DH had a really bad reaction the the SF candy. I had some gas and still have some, but he's been double-overed in pain and gas. He had the laxative effect also and lost about 10lbs after getting off the toilet :( I think we'll be either getting rid of the SF candy or eating it rarely..
Anyhow, I'll be around during the day to catch up :)

tdiprincess
05-02-2008, 01:17 PM
Pagmata: I missed your post.. I'm very sorry to hear about your mother. I understand a little bit how hard it is to see her deterioration. We just went through that with my grandma. It sounds like you've had a rough year. You'll make it through all the challenges life brings. And it is good to see you up here where the support is. :hug: :hug: :hug:

CyndiM
05-02-2008, 01:52 PM
Pamatga- You're a good Mom and your child is lucky to have you in his life.

I hope that with all the stuff going on in your life you are taking time out to take care of you :grouphug:

Kim_Star060404
05-02-2008, 02:51 PM
Hey everyone. Quick fly-by for me, again. We just finished having our Cinco de Mayo bbq for lunch at the office. It was a nice time.

Tomorrow I'm starting P1 and doing the P1 exercises from the SB Supercharged book. I'll move on to P2 eating as advised, but continue with the Firm in P2. I like the looks of the workouts while eating P1, but I'd like much higher intensity after that. Only 34 days until we leave for Myrtle Beach!!

Well, 7 minutes until back to work and I need to check the mail! See you all later!

zeffryn
05-02-2008, 04:19 PM
So, I've been trying a few of the South Beach foods from Kraft. Today I had the Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Pizza on WW crust. It was great! Very satisfying and very good for a microwave pizza. I will definitely be getting a few more of them. I found them on sale 3/$4.

TDI - what kind of sf candy was it? I've had the same reaction to Russel Stover sf candy. It just doesn't agree with my body at all! Not the best way to lose weight ;) Hope he feels better. That can be a pain....no pun intended.

I'm still not sure if DH is going to see Iron Man tonight. If he does, it will be after DS goes to bed. I'm going to run to blockbuster in a little bit and get a few more chick flicks. 27 dresses just came out and I wasn't able to see it in theaters. I know it probably sucks but there is something comforting about a good chick flick.

Schmoodle
05-02-2008, 04:34 PM
Hi chiclets. I tried very hard to work a lot today, and I did get things done, but now my brain is saying, "this has been a very hard week, and we are done!" Knowing I'll be working over the weekend too makes me want to take the rest of the day easy.
So I am ready for tonight, DD went and picked up the cake - no temptation for me there, DD likes those big cookie cakes from the market, and i don't care for them - too doughy. I like crispy cookies!
Last night I got home in time for most of Survivor and enjoyed it very much. This season is turning out okay, and hard to believe only a few shows left. Right now it's more about who I'm rooting against than for - please not Perverti or Nasty Natalie. Poor James, he really took that very well and philosophically. Erik would be okay, he cracks me up. Ditto for Cirie, although she is manipulative, she is very good at it and does it in a way that doesn't seem to make people angry.

Nessa, hope you had fun with DS. Did he like his presents?
Hershey is a girl after my own heart Ruth. I guess she feels she needs to live up to her name. I used to eat brown sugar right from the bag, yuck...
Cyndi, sorry about your bad news... Hope she finds a new and better job soon.
N's mom, glad none of those tornadoes touched down on you - we could be looking for you in Oz right now! Bending depends... I do have a glass of wine now and again, and some dark chocolate if I've behaved all week and deserve it. I use agave nectar, but it doesn't seem to cause me any problems. I'll eat a Kashi waffle for breakfast about once a week, and it is not completely on-plan, but close. I sometimes use full fat cheese, if it's all I've got. And then sometimes I fall completely off plan, usually over some sweet treat, but never for very long. And other times, if I feel I'm getting too lax, I'll get very strict for a while and really stick with it to get on track. In general I try to stay as close to plan as possible, because it just makes things easier.
tk, hope your baking is going well today. I could not stand smelling cake all day without having some!
Cat, how did the haircut turn out?
Hi Krosmom! hope the tummy is better. I hope to see both of those movies someday, but I think it's more likely I'll get stuck taking DS to Ironman.
Have fun on your date with DS zeff!
Hi pamatga, glad you are all settled in and mostly recovered from your move. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your mom. I know it is hard for you to be far away. You have had a lot to deal with haven't you? I'm sure your daughter's decision is hard to accept but we just have to love and support our kids while they find their way. She is still your baby that you love.
tdi, I had the exact same experience as your DH last summer at Pirates of the Caribbean. I missed the end of the movie - no more sugar free candy for me. You asked about my work, I am an engineer with a Defense Contractor. It is not usually this stressful, just having one of those weeks, you know? But mostly I telecommute with some travel thrown in, so I've got a good gig.
Hugs Kim, woo-hoo, here comes vacation!
Barb, hope your meeting last night went well and you found a place for everyone to sit!
Heather, when I travel I have found breakfast to be the most challenging to stay on-plan. I've learned to NEVER count on hotel breakfast buffets. They almost never have anything legal.
Pohai, glad you are settling in. How long will you be in Germany? Sounds like you and Kara will get to have some fun together while you're there!
Gonna, I'm sorry you have had a tough week, that is going around! Hope you are feeling better today!
Steph, definitely enjoy your status as a hottie! You work it girl!
littlechick, :hug: hon, hope you are feeling better today.

Whew! Think I'm all caught up - sorry if I missed anyone! I think I'll go take a nice hot shower and think about sipping my glass of wine tonight. After pizza I'll crawl into bed with my book and I definitely plan to sleep in tomorrow!

GONNABE165
05-02-2008, 04:36 PM
Schmoodle your evening sounds sooo relaxing - enjoy

JessieW
05-02-2008, 04:42 PM
Zeff, I am going to watch 27 Dresses tonight, we can have a virtual girl's night! ;) A few friends went to see it and they said it was cute. I love chick flicks.

I tried to watch The Golden Compass with DH last night. I have even read it and it still didn't make sense to me. I think Scifi is must easier to understand in book form.

In 20 minutes I am outta here and don't have to come back until the 12th!! I am going on a cruise, just me and DH...ahhh. So excited about the time off from work, it may be the only time off I have this whole year since I am trying to save up days for my maternity leave. I plan on planting myself in a deck chair and reading to my heart's content.

Have a wonderful week, chicks!

GONNABE165
05-02-2008, 04:44 PM
Oh Jessie please let me go ;) I hope you enjoy! Where are you going and on what ship

Schmoodle
05-02-2008, 04:45 PM
You and bebe have a great trip Jessie! Oh and DH too of course!

hmacneil6
05-02-2008, 05:41 PM
tdiprincess - You asked about my scrapbook party. My friend is a Close to my Heart consultant and she has a monthly scrapping get together. Every month one of us is the "host" and gets the hostess gifts for whatever is purchased. I decided that I was also going to have a party for my friends that scrap but do not go to her events. Prices are good.....a little on the high side compared to Michaels or JoAnn Crafts, but the quality is really good. If you want to see a catalouge, let me know, I'll send you a link.

Jessie - Have a great time on the cruise!

krosmon
05-02-2008, 07:40 PM
Hey, Jessie.

Where are you going and on what ship? I usually take one or two cruises a year - always go by myself, darn it - I don't have a companion to travel with. Went from New York all around the Caribbean and ended up in New Orleans for 15 days last November, and 7 days from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta and back in February. I've probably done about 14-15 cruises in my young life, most in the past five or six years. The only way to travel especially if you are a single woman travelling alone. I have a 3-day cruise booked out of Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas in October, and a 7 day cruise from L.A. to Vancouver next May (2009). I may have to cancel depending on whether I get some money paid back to me that is owed. But I am going to hang on to it until I have to cancel.

I saw the Golden Compass with my kids and grandkids - they enjoyed it, but I couldn't stay awake. Not my cup of tea. I like chick films, too.

We have an old time barbeque place in town that just changed hands. The old owner had these old ladies as waitresses - good but slow and cantankerous. But the new owner brought in all these good looking young men and women and the service is excellent, and they are so friendly. I went there for lunch today But the salad was way too big and very good - I ate it all as I don't do left-overs. Everything was OP, but enough for 3 meals. So, for dinner, I'll have my snack.

Tomorrow, I spend the day watching my grandson play soccer at a field about 100 miles away. I'll meet them for lunch, watch the game and come home. Only time I get to be with my kids and grandkids so I do it. Should be fun. Hope it doesn't get too hot.

Tonight, I'll probably watch Atonement. Netflix is sending me 27 Dresses next.

Take care.

Barb0522
05-02-2008, 08:57 PM
Last night was a lot of fun and productive at the same time. I had almost 20 people attend and had room for all to sit. I actually got paperwork from everyone and am only missing a few things from a couple. The agenda was covered and I even got to meet with the registration team but we ended up meeting until after 10 so it was late for Brian to get to bed.

He was at a swim test for Boy Scouts during my meeting. He was told he and his friend were two of the weaker swimmers but they passed the swim test. I think swimming 100 yards when you haven't been swimming all winter is doing well. Anyway, he gets to canoe and work on the swimming merit badge and he'll have time to practice swimming when it is warm enough to swim outside.

Tonight is Dr Who so it should be a relaxing evening at home for the two of us.

tdiprincess
05-03-2008, 12:43 AM
Zef.. let me know how 27 dresses is.. I wanted to see that, I heard it was really good :)

schmoo: That sounds really interesting!

hmac: sending a link never hurts :D

and it was a combo of russell strovers and a ju ju gumdrops made with Splenda.. He mainly had the gum drops and 1 piece of russell strovers, 1 hershey and 1 dove... he had way too much. I had too much, but not as much as he did.. I'm glad I behaved myself a little bit LOL... Its interesting, we never had gotten the Russell Strovers chocolate before.... or the ju ju's (they are VERY yummy though) :)
Anyhow, I may be around a bit longer...if not, I'll chat with you guys tomorrow sometime.. its going to be a long work day for us. We drive for a living and have about 60stops... I think I'll be packing lunch and dinner and snacks :(
We'll see how it goes though..later chickies