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05-09-2008, 07:44 AM
See - no beach blankets or bingo ;)

I couldn't wait another minute - good morning Chicks! It's Friday. We just about made it to the weekend. Okay, I did make it to my weekend but don't want to show off. Our director is asking the Board to give us an extra week vacation this year again (that's instead of a COLA :( ). If they agree I'm going to take all the Fridays until September. I kind of like working 4 day weeks as long as they pay me for 5 (non profit money - it's similar to monopoly money ;)

How is everyone this morning? I'm off to yoga in a few, then errands. I hope the rain holds off for awhile.

05-09-2008, 08:03 AM
Good morning, Cyndi, and all to come. :) It's raining here this morning, and supposed to be stormy the rest of the day. At least it's Friday!

Cindy and I took the girls to a garden nursery yesterday after school, where we let them select the vegetables for their garden, and Cindy and I spent a small fortune on hanging plants and flowers for our gardens. That was fun! Just as we were getting ready to leave, a big thunderstorm hit to add to the excitement. ;) The plan was to plant the garden this afternoon, but it's going to be too wet for that. Since Audrey only has 1/2 day today, I think I'm going to get together a group to go to Boomers for the afternoon, instead.

Who watched Survivor last night? Wasn't it great!!!!!!!!! This has been one of the best seasons, ever!

05-09-2008, 08:07 AM
Good morning Cyndi!

Yay for Friday off all summer -- that's wonderful! I am starting a new job with a non-profit agency after my maternity leave.

Well, Grace just pretty much slept through the night! :carrot: She went from 10 PM to 5 AM! I am so excited! And older daughter Natalie went to sleep at 7 PM and is still asleep this morning at 6 AM! Can you tell that my entire life centers around sleep right now? Ha, ha!

Anyway, my great aunt's funeral is today, so my friend is going to babysit so I can go. Then tonight DH and I have a date! We're getting out first sitter since the baby's arrival. I am nervous about it, but I know it'll be good to get out. We need it and I need to get used to using a sitter. :) I can't rely on the grandparents allllll the time!

I walked twice yesterday! And hope to get a nice one in this morning as well.

I hope eveyone has a great Friday!

05-09-2008, 08:09 AM
Hi Cottage! I didn't see Survivor, but we are big Office fans. Anyone else? I thought it was a really good one and can't wait for the finale next week!

05-09-2008, 08:42 AM
Morning all!!!

Cyndi, enjoy your day off and have fun at yoga!
Cottage, want to see the garden when you have it all planted! Re:Survivor, I felt so sorry for that sweet a 2x4 up against his head...whack!
Nat's Mom, I am so sorry about your Aunt. I hate to say "enjoy the funeral", but I usually enjoy catching up with family I haven't seen in a long time...

Me: Off to work in a bit. No kids today, we are registering for next year, which means sitting on hard seats in the cafeteria writing for 4 hours. I'd rather have kids.
The good news is that I saw a new camera on a local tv news show yesterday morning when I was getting ready for work (they have a segment called "digital gumbo" about new electronic stuff for computers etc.) They were showing a new Nikon camera that came out last month with an 18x zoom lens. Well, you know I HAD to have it and the price wasn't that bad...actually about 1/2 of what I paid for my present camera 3 years ago. So I bought it and told my husband that Mother's day is need for him to go shopping. It should be here within the next few days then I can bore you all with more pictures!

05-09-2008, 08:51 AM
Good morning Chickies!!

Cyndi- enjoy your day off

Nataliesmom- it is wonderful and a milestone when they starting sleeping through the night!!!!

Cottage- I definitely want to see pictures of your garden when it is all done, I do not have a green thumb but do enjoy seeing others.

Cat- I just ordered a digital camera for DD1 birthday- couple of months early but she wanted for our trip to LA next month.

Me- I started work early as I have to take DD2 to the dentist later and then I also have my yearly mammograph (sp?) at lunch time and then back to work probably until around 6 ish (good thing I am working from home today) LOL. Last night I had a burst of energy after work so got in a long workout and then decided to steam clean the downstairs carpeting and upholstry. Looks good though :)

05-09-2008, 09:09 AM
Natalie's mom, yay for getting a good night's sleep! I hope your little one will continue to sleep through the night for you! Enjoy your "date night."

Cat, regarding Survivor; yes, I felt bad for poor Erik, he's so vulnerable and gullible! But I can't believe he couldn't see what was coming! Hee, hee, did you see James? :D I'm still rooting for my Cirie. I liked her on her previous Survivor, and she's even better on this one. She's the one who's been instigating all this scheming, and I really think she deserves to win. She hasn't made any enemies, either. A very smart girl! Enjoy your new camera! I bet you can't wait until it arrives. You take such great pictures, so you certainly deserve it! :hug: And you know, we all enjoy your beautiful pictures.

Pearlrose, I always envy you girls who can work from home. I could watch the girls here, but with the price of gas, it would be too much running back and forth between school and their assorted activities. I have my mammo scheduled this month, too. I hope yours goes well!

05-09-2008, 09:13 AM
:wave: Having a fun time with Meowee. We are off to the airport this a.m. and I'm going to have to watch out that Hershey doesn't get on the plane too. They are in love. :love:

Have a great TGIF!

05-09-2008, 09:14 AM
Cottage, I'm rooting for Cirie too...she is a good way. She just stirs the pot and sits back and waits for explosions. love it. Also LOVED James reaction when he made that comment when Erik got the boot.
re: working at has it's advantages, but when you come home, it's not like "coming home" where it's a sanctuary from follows you around 24/7.

Ruth...give Meowee a big hug for all of us and make sure you don't see Hershey's tail poking out of her suitcase!

05-09-2008, 09:24 AM
Cyndi: good morning. That'll be nice to be off every Friday during the summer. Enjoy!! :D

Cottage: Enjoy the hanging plants. I'm sure they're beautiful!! I need to get some plants to decorate the porches... What is boomers?

Nat's mom: good morning. enjoy the walk and the sleep you were able to get :D I hope the funeral goes well and have fun on your date!! ;)

Femme: I'm jealous of the new camera!! I have a canon 13xoptical... I love it. It takes beautiful pictures..but I'm sure the 18x takes AMAZING pictures. I can't wait to see one :)

Pearl: I love when I get those bursts of energy. I'll have a week where I just get things done.. and then the next week I just settle back.. and think, where did that come from?? LOL.. Enjoy the steamcleaned floors... we have all wood so we don't have to even worry about a vacuum!!! I just sweep and wash :)

Ruth: Have fun holding Hershey back :D Have a great day!!

Me: Well, the personals was easy, I'm not used to being on this early :D... I did the 3mile watp video at 715.. I'll be making breakfast in a few mins after I update my exercise challenge. It'll be a nice day. Looks sunny for now... I'll be out all day, but in the evening I'll have my laptop with me. I'll see you chickies later on!!! :hug: :hug:

05-09-2008, 09:29 AM
Hi Ladies!
I'm posting at work! shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh And I'm covered in flax! getting a lot of my non ph 1 stuff finished up :wave:
try to bbiab!

05-09-2008, 09:34 AM
Ruth, I bet it's hard to say goodbye to Meowee after your nice visit together. You'd better double-check to make sure Hershey doesn't hide in her suitcase!

tdiprincess, Boomer's is an indoor playground type thing. They have a huge maze with different levels and slides and chutes and trampolines, and it's all padded. The kids have a blast there! I'm getting ready to do my 3 mile WATP right now!

05-09-2008, 09:56 AM
Good morning all - it's Frustrating Friday for me as I just typed up personals to post and they were lost in cyberspace. Sigh.

Cyndi: Thanks for starting us up! Four day work weeks sound awesome, although, I'd probably do it even if they weren't paying me for five. :shrug: Enjoy yoga!

Cottage: I'm envious of your plant purchases. Our budget was wiped out by planting "nessecities" this year, so no pretties for us. Have fun at Boomers! I'm doing the workout program from the new book, so I'm having WATP withdrawals - enjoy your three miles.

Natalie'sMom: Congrats for your kiddos sleeping through the night! I hope your great aunt's funeral is a peaceful time of grieving for all of you. Enjoy date night tonight!

Cat: Can't wait to see some great pics from your new camera. Try to enjoy those plastic chairs - at least it's Friday!

Pearlrose: Must have been wonderful to wake up this morning to squeeky clean upholstery and carpets downstairs! Sounds like you have a very busy day ahead of you - I hope it's a nice day!

Ruth: Enjoy your last bit of time with Meowee. Watch Hershey - don't need air traffic stopped because she was chasing Meowee's plane down the runway!

tdiprincess: Great job getting 3 miles in already! Enjoy your day outside - wish I could be outside all day!!

Kierie: :wave: I won't tell anyone you're posting at work! It'll be our little secret! ;) Have a nice day!

Me: Well, not the best morning for me so far. Post lost, scale up a pound from too much sodium last night for dinner. Couldn't find low-sodium soy sauce, so I figured, how bad could the regular stuff be? BAD. Oh well, back on track today with lots and lots of water to flush this salt out! W-I isn't officially until tomorrow, so we'll see if pound will get lost overnight.

Not much planned this weekend. I'll just have the usual house-cleaning and laundry to take care of. I may have to work on Sat., but I think it's still up in the air. It'll only be about 4 hours, if at all, so no big deal. Well, off to tidy up from breakfast and then get ready for work! Hope you all have a great day!


05-09-2008, 09:58 AM
:carrot: T G I F :carrot:

Morning gals! It's a bit gloomy looking here but still suppose to get to 90*

Cyndi I would so rather be on a beach blanket thant at work even it is suppose to rain

Cottage what is boomers?

Natsmom enjoy your date - whats in yalls plan

Cat congrats on the camera - don't tell my dh as he wants one says he saw it on tv and he is real big into pic taking and told me it would be a nice fathers day gift. Let me know how you like the camera before I go buying dh one

Pearl you gotta love those energy boost

Ruth was that Hershey getting on the plane? Thats to cute they are in love

Hiya td & ko happy Friday

As for me got a busy weekend. Tomorrow I gotta take Cruzor to get his hair cut and his oatmeal bath and then I plan on doing some bike riding with dh and some lap swimming at my aunts pool- tomorrow night will consist of dinner out and then we are going to see Steve Harvey in concert (it was one of dh's christmas gifts) Sunday will be just as busy as I am going to have my first tennis lesson (always wanted to play just don't like to watch) and then theres a trip to costco for stuff we will need on our vacation and we will end the day with reservations at Ruths Chris for mothers day dinner.

05-09-2008, 10:04 AM
no time to even read you all today

doc called at 5 pm last night... wants to see me and my leg at 9:30 this morning. she says i might have a blood clot. I say NO WAY but i'm heading out to see her.

didn't say i couldn't so i took a nice flow yoga class this morning. i'm going to work after she says i'm fine (bet ya she sends me for an ultrasound ASAP ugh)

so i'll update when I can.

will update

05-09-2008, 10:07 AM
good morning, really tired today. I have one more cake to make for DS2's teacher for teacher appreciation week. I'm supposed to go to lunch with my best friend today but I don't think I"ll be able to because I have to get this cake done. And grocery shopping. Again, scale didn't move much. It went up .2 but that's because I ate alittle something right before I weighed myself. I went walking with the little ones yesterday. Didn't realize how hot it was. When we got home, baby's faces were red. But we did get to see a little (well he wasn't very little, he was actually kind of big) fuzzy black catepillar. I stopped the stroller for DD to see but everytime I would move, the catepillar would follow the stroller so I just left it alone. Well, gotta go get the dishes done before baking again. Everyone have a wonderful day.

05-09-2008, 10:08 AM
Sorry I missed you Kim - hope you have a great weekend

Nessa:hug: be sure to keep us posted

little chick
05-09-2008, 10:09 AM
Good Morning Chicks you are a chatty bunch this morning. I have no time for personals right now, I am in the middle of trying to tidy up for our Mothers Day BBQ. A zillions things todo as I have been so under the weather that I have felt like doing nothing. The sun is shinning and I have my windows open blowing out all those germs. I had a clean eating day yesterday and even drank water. Yeah me. Well gotta to dash have a great day I will try to pop in later during nap time.

05-09-2008, 10:10 AM
Good Morning Chicks! We have had 3 inches of rain in the last 36 hours with more expected today. So much for getting my garden in.

Wish I had more time for personals but I have a stack on my desk already that isn't going to go away by itself. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day anymore!

I need to get to the store this weekend, I had nothing to bring for an afternoon snack today and that could prove to be dangerous!

Hope everyone has a great friday and stays dry!

05-09-2008, 10:31 AM
Morning girls, hope the end of the week is reaching you all in good spirits.

I have to take DH to his car in a little bit (we accidentally left it on campus), and then after we get home I have baking to do! We're leaving to go camping this afternoon and I have a lot of things to bring. ww muffins, roasted chick peas (thankfully I soaked and cooked off the chickpeas yesterday), grilled chicken breasts. I also made some cc cookies for DH and the rest of the camping bunch, although I did make them with ww flour, splenda and smart balance so I could probably have one if I wanted. We'll see.
Then to pick up our tent, sleeping bags and ice chest from our storage unit and then onto the grocery store to buy a few things that we're going to need for the weekend, although we actually don't need much with all the pre-cooking I've done.

Have a great weekend, girls.

05-09-2008, 10:42 AM
Holy Moly! There's a lot of you up and attem' this morning! Let's hope it's a sign of a good day!

Cyndi - Thanks for getting us up this morning. I hope you enjoy having your Friday's off. That would be really nice for summer. Hope yoga went well and you're all centered!

Cottage - As I shared earlier, I LOVE storms. I hope your's was a good one, not too damaging, but amazing non the less. Yes, survivor was AMAZING! Really felt sorry for Erik. LOVED James' comment at the end about him not being the dumbest player. Poor kid. Should be a fantastic finale on Friday.

Nat's mom - Hooray for babies sleeping through the night. So sorry that today is the funeral, but nice to know that you have something to look forward to this evening. Enjoy your date!

Cat - New camera, eh?!?!?! I would LOVE to see more pics. You really have an amazing eye for composition. And you made mother's day easy on your nice of you!

Pearlrose - Work out AND steam cleaning after work, you're amazing. It's all I can do to just get dinner and lunch for tomorrow put together. Great job!

Ruth - Have a wonderful day today....sorry to hear that your friend is leaving.

Princess - Have a good day, enjoy the sunshine!

KO - whispering we won't tell that you're posting!!!! keep it down ladies!

Kim - Sorry to hear that your morning isn't going so well. I HATE it when things disappear into cyber space. It really SUCKS! I hope it gets better for ya!

Gonnabe - Sounds like you have a WONDERFUL weekend ahead of you! Enjoy it all!

Nessa - I hope all is well. Sending peaceful thoughts your way.

tk - Yeah for caterpillars, they are so amazing to look at and then to realize that they become beautiful butterflies. I hope you get your cake done.

l/c - Hopefully the sunshine will help to clear everything out and you will have a clean, healthy weekend. Don't work too hard, remember you need to be honored as well.

Stephanie - Be good this afternoon. Hopefully you'll get to go to the store on a break. Snacks are too important!

Zeff - Have a fantastic time camping! Way to plan for yourself! Great job!

Me - WOW, after all that I have to hussle to get my own stuff in, but it's good catching up with everyone. I'm so tempted to play hooky today, but I need to go in to work today to help with the book fair. Other than that, however, I'm not sure how effective I'm going to be today. Looking forward to the weekend. USO tomorrow morning, dinner with our really good friends (we're grilling), and then for Mother's day all of the ladies in our family head out to the day spa for some pampering. I'm just hoping the weather is nice enough for me to get some color. My legs are frightful!!!! Have a fantastic Friday!

05-09-2008, 11:36 AM
Good morning, from the old hen.

Weather is overcast again - it has been like this for the past five days, but the sun came out in the afternoon yesterday - finally. But it is gray again and will probably stay this way for a few more days. It's nice to be cool, but the overcast doesn't help one's disposition.

I bought a new window air conditioner at Sears on Wednesday. The salesman said the installer would call me in the next four or five days to set up a time to get it installed, but he called yesterday, and by 5:30 last night, it is in and looks like it will run very well. It has a remote control and turns itself off and on depending on the temperature. I hope that's my last big expenditure for a while. I have had so many things to repair and buy since I got laid off last December. I need to win the lottery.

Yesterday, I sang with my choral group in a program at the local senior center - first time in 10 years or so. I used to do a lot of musical comedy theater but stopped when no one seemed to care if I sang or not. I had a solo - "My Funny Valentine". Due to the fact I haven't used my singing voice in the past few years, it felt and sounded rusty and awful. But once I had an audience, it opened up and I had a ball. So, I have to keep doing this. My only hobby. But I ate the meal they served and it was horrid. Won't eat there again. No wonder older people get sick with food like that. chicken in tons of gravy, rice, roll with butter and white cake. I ate some of it as I was hungry and today the tummy is objecting.

Today, I meet a friend on the other side of L.A. for lunch - we are going to a barbeque place we used to go to when I was working there so I know I can stay OP. Tomorrow is more soccer - this time I will see my DGD play two games so it will be an all-day outing. She is so good and fun to watch.

Have a lovely day.

05-09-2008, 11:40 AM
hey all just checking in...
Boomers sounds like a lot of fun!!! cottage..

I will be enjoying the sun today... Although my outside now will be in the car DH and I got called into work.. were at the office now. We'll be heading out soon. I grabbed a snack and made lunches for us.Ick.. we normally don't work on Fridays... :( But it will be a nice day out... I'm sure it'll be fun... I will get an ice coffee out of the deal :D
I'll check in periodically to check in...
TL:Wake up sleepy head!!! :D

Zeff: goodmorning..

gonna be: good morning to you also...
:hug: :hug: to all!!

05-09-2008, 12:22 PM
Hey chicks, it's Friday, but shhhh...
I can't let my brain shift into Friday mode yet. Not if my plan to only do fun things that I want to do this weekend is to succeed. Too bad the weather does not look promising for outdoors stuff.

cottage, I thought last night's Survivor was great too. I was thinking that it's one of the seasons I wouldn't mind having on DVD. Very fun so far and I can't wait to see the finale on Sunday. Poor Eric. He just wasn't up to the challenge of those 4 females. I think he never quit being a fan long enough to really play the game well. Even when he was voted off, he was still starstruck. I do admire Cirie's skills. I think she's the best ever at manipulating people in a way that they don't know or don't mind it.
Nat's mom - hooray for sleep! Have a wonderful date night.
Cat, don't worry the pictures are never boring. I enjoy seeing your work. So true about working from home, it's definitely a mixed bag. But for me it beats a 60-mi each way commute!
Ruth, glad you and meowee (and Hershey) had a good visit.
Have a great Friday pearl and tdi.
Um Kier, why are you covered in flax? Did I miss something?
Kim, I did the same thing last night with the overdosing soy sauce. I need to get some low sodium, esp if the sauce will be reduced. Hooray on school being over!
Gonna, I don't know who Steve Harvey is. Is that bad? sounds like a yummy mom's day dinner for you!
Nessa, what made your doc think you have a clot all of a sudden? You get your butt in there, that's nothing to mess around with! Please report back asap.
tk, good luck getting your cake done!
lc, glad you are having a good day and feeling better and have a chance to dry things out. Hope you have a fun BBQ!
Have a fun camping trip zeff.
Hope you dig out from under Stephanie.
hmacneil, spa day for the ladies, what a great idea!
Hi krosmom, you should definitely keep up with your singing. Sounds like it gives you a lot of pleasure. We all need our hobbies. Enjoy your cool air. We don't have central ac in this old place either so we have window units in the bedrooms for the summer. It'll be time to get those out soon!

Check in with you chicks later!

05-09-2008, 01:57 PM
Morning, TDI. Sorry you had to work this afternoon :(

I'm done baking! The only thing that isn't done are the chick peas, but they are in the oven. Should be done within the next 20 minutes or so. I got all the plants watered and all the clothes packed. I need DH to clean out the car when he gets home but everything is ready to go in the garage.

btw, have I mentioned that I love love love love love love love LOVE Taco Bake? I don't know what it is but it's the coup de gras of comfort food. I think I like it even better with the brown rice and black beans.

05-09-2008, 02:35 PM
SChmoo I eat flax every day and today it flew all over me!

05-09-2008, 02:44 PM
I know we have alot of stay at home moms on here and with mothers day being Sunday I figured you might want to take a look at this

I also posted it in general chatter section as well

05-09-2008, 03:07 PM
i'm at work. got here at 1 after yep an ultrasound and blood work.

here's the scoop:

my left leg is 2 inches bigger than my right leg in the calf area. AND it's new. so the doc thought it might be a blood clot.

no clot (yep i did have to have an ultrasound)
but i have a cyst (sometimes called a Baker's cyst) but it's like 5 centimeters above my knee (not behind it as expected)
I also had Blood pressure of 136/96 which is very very bad for me. so i had to have a metabolic panel done. AND she wants to put me on potasium, diuretics and hypertension pills. from 0-100 in 15 minutes. UGH

but she did not say i could not do yoga....

05-09-2008, 05:33 PM
Sure beats a clot, Nessa. Strange place for a Baker's cyst though. (I think I have one on my left knee at the front - sort of an extra small boob.) I hope the diuretic works well for you.

I'm home from Ottawa Airport and still have my dear dog. She really took to Meowee and vice versa. We had a picnic lunch on the way to the airport and M. fed her strawberries! It may just be cupboard love.

It's too late to do any gardening today so I'm going to just goof off. I need to work a huge plant sale tomorrow morning so need to build my strength.

What a busy and chatty group of Beachers!

05-09-2008, 07:35 PM
Nessa - You may find you have to keep a close eye on your blood pressure as you lose weight. I was on three blood pressure meds (one was a diuretic) when I started SBD years ago. I had to keep adjusting the dosages down and eventually got off all but the lisinopril. Good luck. I'm glad you get to keep up the exercise.

I had friends visit today from New York that I hadn't seen in 6 years. I am so glad my team leader let me take a couple of hours to spend a long lunch with them. They know my husband well but are sympathetic to me and think he needs some real help.

Tonight Brian and I will be going to a Wood Badge beading which is a lot of fun. Last night was Cub Roundtable with the annual auction. Brian got himself a 17 inch TV for $7 in Cub bucks (fake money). He was so happy!