Nope :no: Just rebuilding the thread after the Great Server Crash of June 5. Apparently all posts after May 23 have been lost.
But we are a chatty lot and will catch up quickly.
Take a deep breath and stretch - how often do you get a second chance to do over 2 whole weeks?
Sounds like a good time to firm up the resolve to me. So welcome to June. I myself will be working on jettisoning some "junk in the trunk" :lol:
06-07-2008, 01:16 AM
Looks like I'll have to reload my avatar too.
06-07-2008, 01:27 AM
Oh is that what happened? I was there and then I couldn't get back in. Aaahh well we had all been saying how slow and strange the site had been getting.
I'm at the airport, waiting for the flight that never comes. It's been delayed twice now. But that's okay, they may have to pour me into the plane if it finally gets here. Not sure of the reason behind the delays, but they are definitely running late today.
Should be back in Brisbane tonight. I will catch up at that point.
See ya all
06-07-2008, 01:28 AM
Pretty avatar happy!!
06-07-2008, 01:35 AM
06-07-2008, 01:57 AM
Thank you Shad, you were there when DH took it (the picture in my avatar). It's the famous water lily from the pond at the Botanical Gardens in Chicago. I believe you have a white one somewhere in your collection.
I hope your flight got going finally. Flying today is annoying enough but when you get delayed, it's horrendous. Hope you are at least in a decent airport.
Good to see the chicks are gathering back in again. I was wondering why the site was out of commission last night and today. Should have known it was server issues - particularly since Suzanne is good about announcing planned outtages. This website is a labor of love, so glad for everything that Jen and Suzanne do for us.
So... DH was going to head out at 3am on Saturday to go pick up the car. I really wanted to go with him and he convinced me otherwise. I was hoping that all would be well with the car. Now mind you they called us on Tuesday and said the car was fixed and ready to be picked up. This evening I was out pulling briars out of the bushes and talking to Mom who was chillin' on the patio when the telephone rang. DH went inside to answer it and comes out. It was the Toyota place. They took the car for a test drive TODAY and discovered the radiator needed replacing. TODAY - 4 days AFTER they call and say it's ready they decide to test drive it?????? And - when it got towed in, the whole front end is smashed in, the radiator is smoking and the car is undriveable. How could you NOT think the radiator needed to be looked at?????? Has service truly gotten that bad or is it just this way down here? All I can say is that it's a very good thing that DH did not drive 350 miles, drop off the rental, get 100 miles or so down the road and then discover there were problems out in SmackDabIndaMiddleUhNowhere Illinois. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Now I have to say that the customer service person who has been helping us has been super incredible fantasmagoric helpful way more than she needs to be but I still have to wonder... Anyway that will probably take another week so at least I will be available to ride with DH on the next attempt. Although I'm almost thinking it might be better to play co-pilot from here at home.
I had a nice day off today. My friend from work came over and spent a long lunch with us at the house. We had a great visit. Worked in the yard for a while - geez it was hot out. Grilled up some nice fish for supper with some sugar snap peas and a mandarin orange/cranberry/walnut spinach salad. DH took us down to the custard place for some soft serve ice cream :T he came back and had a dish of vanilla with some homemade strawberry rhubarb sauce I made the other day. And another day has raced by...
Didn't have anything special planned for tomorrow - Mom wants another trip to the used book store, I will probably do more yard work. She did all the laundry yesterday because she wanted something to do. So we can kind of chill out. My friend at work recommended a retired gentleman who is going to start doing the lawn mowing and perhaps some trimming for us. That will really help DH as it's getting pretty hard on his back and with the hours I work, I can only really help out just a bit on the weekends. I'm kind of hoping that if DH doesn't have to make the big drive this weekend that perhaps he can work on fixing the broken pipe so we can open the pool. Supposed to be in the 90's all week long - a swim would be nice.
And now I think it's time to get to sleep. Good night chicks. Safe travels Shad. :wave:
06-07-2008, 09:59 AM
I DID E-MAIL CAUSE I COULDN'T GET ON HERE. BUT THEN I HAD A THOUGHT AND UNLOADED MY TEMP FILES AND HERE I AM. THEN GOT I LOST AND FELT ABANDONED. :cry: NO PAGES. I DID SEE THAT UPSWIFE WAS IN MAY AND THAT CARLA AND SHAD HAD ANSWERED. HOPE SHE FINDS HER WAY. I TRIED TO PM HER BUT THE PAGE WON'T LOAD. I NEED TO CLEAN UP MY HISTORY. SOMEHOW WHEN CRASHES HAPPEN TO SERVERS, WITH AOL I HAVE TO GET RID OF ALL TRACES BEFORE THE SITES WORK 100% FOR ME :faint:
OK ENOUGH OF THIS...WASTE OF TIME...
:cofdate: THANK YOU HAPPY FOR LEAVING A TRAIL OF BREADCRUMBS. AND I AM SO SORRY ABOUT THE WASTED TRIP. THANK GOD HE WASN'T ON HIS WAY BACK WITH THE DANG CAR AND THEN HAVING IT HAPPEN! POOR SOD THOUGH. LOVE THE AVATAR. SUCH A PERFECT PICTURE AND FLOWER! WHICH REMINDS ME...IN THE LAST CRASH I LOST MY WHEELS OF FIRE.:lol3: WAS WONDERING IF YOU STILL HAD YOUR CREATION. :moped: YOUR DAY WITH FRIEND AND MON SOUNDED VERY NICE TOO!:hug:
SHAD....SAFE TRIP HOME AND HOPE YOU ARE SOUND ASLEEP BY NOW IN YOUR OWN BED! :cloud9: DID YOU WALK UNAIDED INTO THE PLANE OR DID THEY USE A WHEELCHAIR! :rofl: :rofl: I WAS GOING TO ASK ABOUT THE DS AND HOW HIS HAND IS? ALSO HOPING YOU ARE BOTH FEELING BETTER WITH THE COUGHING STUFF! :hug:
GOING OUT FOR A FAST RIDE. HOT ALREADY :flame:
06-07-2008, 12:26 PM
Love the new avatar. I worked outside from 5 p.m. on with interuptions from the neighbors. It was hot, but not bad with the breeze.
did you make it home?
Are your eyes doing better?
My trip to Jonesboro to the doctor was really good. He's a keeper. He took the heart diesease on my mom's side of the family very serious. Something my previous doctor didn't do.
Thank's to the three sisters for getting the sight back up and running.
My goal for today is to reclaim my bedroom and finish the laundry before going to Paragould for the rest of the week end.
06-07-2008, 02:15 PM
I found the new thread!!! I must have popped on right after they got it back up and running because I didn't see the announcement until this morning.
I am feeling better, now just a little queasy, but much better that vomiting all the time...TMI Thankfully my sister was able to stay with us and help me out, otherwise my kids would have missed the last two weeks of school. They are out now, and driving me nuts! Hoping I feel well enough in the next few weeks to go out to the gym and take them swimming...they have been so good about me being sick...my nose has been extra sensitive, and they have learned that after being outside not to come very close to me. LOL
Have to get moving and hop in the shower...talk to you ladies later!
06-07-2008, 08:16 PM
I did get home last night. 2 hours later than planned but who is counting. DS picked me up wearing a tee shirt, cut off jeans and bare feet and complaining about the cold. Since I was wearing thermals and about 3 layers of everything I was complaining about the heat. Came home to find the DS had cleaned the kitchen, cleaned the lounge, done some washing, cleaned the loo and bath so today is not looking as busy as it was. I suspect we may have a new lady on the horizon!!!
The Go-Advanced setting is working again. Must have been something to do with the server problems and not just me as I thought.
Happy - good job the DH hadn't left for his long journey when they rang. I think you are justified in feeling a bit annoyed about the radiator problem, however it may have been that while the car was sitting around waiting to be picked up, they noticed a pool of water on the floor, or they wanted to move it someplace to make way for something else and were alerted to the problem. I remember an old car we had once that did just that. Fine while the car was moving along but idling or standing was another story. I'm just guessing here, but there may be a reason for this. Anyway, better as I said to know now and not when he is a hundred miles into his journey.
Melbourne Airport is okay. Nice shops although expensive, and I have membership to the Qantas Club so I could go get a drink and a nibble as required. Just glad there wasn't a huge delay or I might have had more than one drink.
Mel, I have had to unload all the cookies and temp files on the laptop to be able to get past May as well. Microsofts Vista sure keeps me guessing on occasions. I'm using the laptop because DS2 has shifted the modem because we are now on wireless internet and he had my computer going okay last night but this morning I can't get onto my mail or the internet on it, so I am using the laptop, where I can do these things. Bah humbug. I did walk alone and unaided to my plane. I stopped at the shops along the way. Didn't buy anything but went slow so they had to wait for me. After all, I'd had to wait for them and I knew they wouldn't go without me. Wouldn't dare.
Morning Ceejay - yes I did make it home okay. Thank goodness. Glad to hear you are getting on well with the new doctor.
Ellen - hi, hope you get to feel better from now on.
And with that, I'd better go and get on with today. The poor garden looks awful. I need to weed and trim.
06-07-2008, 09:20 PM
We crashed? I wander off for a few days and we lose all our posts? Sorry I missed it~
Happy ~ I love your new avatar! Geez, what a car story. Yeah, wouldn’t checking the radiator be the first thing you would do in a front end crash?? I think it’s a great idea to get someone who wants to do the yard work to help out.
Mel~ Glad you made it out of the woods and found your way, following breadcrumbs, out of the forest again. Stay Cool!
Shad~ I had to laugh that your conclusion that the house was clean because your DS wanted to impress a chick! Men! :lol:
Ceejay~ How terrific that you found a keeper doc. Hang onto him!
Ellen~ Hope you feel better and better soon. Geez man, I do not know you how Mom’s cope when you get sick, but it’s good that you got some family help. I am in awe!
The warm weather is finally here (YAY) and so the DH and I patio’d, and tomorrow I will go for a LONG bike ride to compensate. Tomorrow morning is grocery shopping and the plan is to buy things to build 3 lunches to take to work. I can manage that, I think. If all else fails, at least I am eating veggies!
Ok. I’m not going to press my luck but I’m going to post this entry. Thank you to the sisters for getting the techie issues under control. Work has been crazy busy this week as we get into system testing with some of the users. We’ve had some good feedback, but spending all day coming up with ways to break the darn thing can be tiring.:lol:
06-08-2008, 02:21 AM
I'll probably post now as Mom and I are going to church in the morning which means getting up and dressed early so I won't get to the PC for a while tomorrow. The days are flying by - Mom is leaving Tuesday morning :( :cry: we have all enjoyed each other's company. I told her she had to come for longer next time. She said who would take care of the house? I told her if she sold it that would not be a problem but she is not quite ready for that yet.
Today we went shopping and happened into the library when they were having a huge Friends of the Library book sale. We got a bag full of bargains. I'll probably be shipping some books home to Mom since she got more than she could carry. We had a nice dinner at Outback Steak House and then came home, watched a movie and had some ice cream. It was a nice day - well maybe not for poor DH who slaved working in the very hot yard while we were shopping. But next week will be back to the routine and I'll help him and he will also have Mr. M helping him out.
Madcat - good luck with the testing. Hope you and DH have a great bike ride tomorrow. Isn't it wonderful to have nice fresh weather again? And fresh veggies to take for lunches. I am excited that the farmer's markets are open again.
Shad - that was very nice of DS to clean up the place -even if he had ulterior motives ;) nice to come home to an orderly ship. Did you get much gardening done? Have the weeds awakened with the recent rains?
Ellen - sorry to hear that the morning sickness is still hanging around. Nice that your sister was able to help you out. Hope you get back on your feet soon.
Ceejay - I like that phrase - reclaim the bedroom - it fits the battles I have sometimes :lol: Did you get everything done on your list? Looks like it's even hotter up your way than over here. You must be sizzling.
Mel - I still have the wheels - won't ever delete them. Will be glad to send them your way again. I hope you were able to get outside for a little bit. Tonight Mom and I watched the movie 27 Dresses. It starts out with Katherine Heigl talking about growing up in YOUR TOWN! It's famous now!!!! I said to Mom - that's where Mel lives!!!!!! I get excited about the littlest things :)
Well Mom went upstairs and then came down and we wound up chatting for over an hour. So now it's really late and I have to get up early so I can get ready on time and grab a cup of coffee before church.
So hello to Shy and Carla and our other lurkers. And a good night to all, good day to those on in the sun's light right now... :wave:
06-08-2008, 08:15 AM
CEEJAY IS OFF TO PARAGOULD AFTER RECLAIMING HER BEDROOM! GO CEEJAY! :cheer3:
SHAD HAS ARRIVED HOME SAFE AND SOUND...AS WELL AS LATE. I CAN JUST SEE YOU DRAGGING YOUR FOOTSTEPS AND MAKING THEM WANTING TO HURRY YOU ALONG!! :rofl: WELCOME BACK!! THIS MORNING 3FC MADE ME SIGN IN...HAD TO GO HUNTING FOR MY PASSWORD!! :yikes:
MADCAT MISSED ALL THE FUN OF THE CRASH :lol3: :lol3:
HOPEFULLY NO ONE AT YOUR PLACE LEARNS ANY NEW WAYS HOW TO BREAK ANYTHING :rollpin: ENJOY THE WARMER WEATHER AND THE BIKE...AND PATIO :beach:
HAPPY AND MOM MARE PARTING ON TUESDAY...WHERE DID THAT TIME GO????? SEEMS LIKE SHE JUST GOT HERE. AND YOU CRACKED ME UP WITH THE MOVIE. :rofl: I GET EXCITED ABOUT STUFF LIKE THAT TOO! OMG WE CERTAINLY ARE A PAIR!!.:hug:
ELLEN IS BACK AND NOT VOMITING SO THAT'S GOTTA BE A GOOD THING!! STAY WELL AND HAPPY! BEEN A TOUGH TIME FOR YOU :hug:
SOMEONE KNOCKED ON THE DOOOR AT 5:30 BUT BY THE TIME I GOT THERE THE HALL WAS EMPTY. :faint:
COULDN'T BE MUCH OF AN EMERGENCY THEN !
ALMOST 80* AT 6AM AND OF COURSE OUR HALL A/C HAS DECIDED TO TURN ITSELF OFF AND REMAIN THAT WAY! :tantrum: THANK GOD THE A/C IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM IS STILL RUNNING. :dance: I AM JUST DOING EVERYTHING IN SLO MOTION. JEN IS LEAVING TODAY. THE DD IS ARRIVING TODAY. GRANDPA IS BUYING A NEW TRAILER FOR SURE AND IT'S GETTING DELIVERED NEXT WEEKEND. THAT'S ALL THE NEWS FROM NJ. DARE I SAY IT'S BEEN A BIT QUIET?
HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY :moped:
06-08-2008, 11:11 AM
Happy Sunday ladies --
I tried checking in Friday, but the site was unavailable. We've had lots of storms here since Friday night. We did manage to get a bit of fishing in yesterday morning before it got hot, muggy and rainy. We didn't catch anything, but we did have fun. It'll be a rainy, stormy day with thunder, lightning, hail and all the rest. So we'll be close to home, but away from the computer.
I need to shore up my resolve as well. I've been eating more treats than I should and exercising less. So that's gotta change.
Happy - your new avatar is lovely. What a pain about the car repair place! Why didn't they test drive it BEFORE they said it was ready. :dunno: At least DH hadn't left yet. Sounds like you're really enjoying the time with your mom. :) How nice that your friend could come by for a visit. What a shame that your mom is leaving so soon. I feel so fortunate that DMIL has been here since the end of April and we still have a little over a month left with her - even that feels like too short a time. So I can relate to your sadness.
Shad - I'm glad you made it back home. So nice that DS had cleaned the house and done the laundry. What a treat! Even if he did possibly have to clean to impress a lady friend.
Mel - I hope your A/C gets fixed. We had ours on yesterday and through the night, probably today too. Just to keep the mugginess out of the house.
Madcat - Good luck with your system testing.
CeeJay - I'm glad to hear your doctor visit went well. It's so nice to find a good doctor. DH and I finally found one here. I hope you have a nice time in Paragould.
Ellen - I'm glad the morning sickness is getting better. So nice that your sister was able to help you out.
Well, ladies, I'd better run and get going on my day!
Big :wave: and :hug: to all!
06-08-2008, 03:21 PM
afternoon ladies! I didn't make it to church this morning, still feeling a little ugh. Slept all morning...I must have been pushing too hard the last few days. The kids had a couple of appts so I pushed to get to them...one more on MOnday, Then Friday I have an OB appt...thankfully they are super close and I don't have to drive too far. the family should be home soon, but the rain may hold them up a little. all the rain we were supposed to get Friday and Saturday is coming now...my yard is already flooded and there is a small river flowing on the sidewalk. well, I Am heading off, have a great day!
06-08-2008, 06:11 PM
Happy birthday to her Maj as well. Holiday weekend here. It's obviously rained overnight so everything is damp and fresh this morning. After I have finished here, I'm going out to pull some more weeds for an hour or so and tidy up some of the yard which looks somewhat uncared for at the moment. I may even cut some more of the hedge (if I rack up some energy to get the ladder out of course.)
Not a lot to report today. Did very little yesterday apart from laundry and shopping. Absolutely nothing exciting at all. Very boring life I lead sometimes. But at least I haven't coughed at night this weekend, so I guess that's got to be a plus.
Madcat - yeah we crashed. Didn't know much about it myself - just that I couldn't get into back into the site to edit after I had posted. Probably my fault in that case :rofl: but the site had been acting funny for a couple of weeks. Glad to here you have had some downtime with the boy over the weekend. Do you guys get Queens Birthday over there still? Or have you done away with such sentiment to the crown. Here they keep on with it because they don't know what to call it if not Queen's birthday. Presidents day??? Doesn't have the same ring somehow. And he would be probably corrupt if we had one!
Best way to break anything is to stomp on the plug. Usually takes them a while to sort that one out.
Happy - the weeds have definitely re-awoken with a vengeance with the rains. Not fair!!!! But I will go out there, dig em up and hoe em out for while and then see if I can keep on top of them. Not easy when some of the seeds come from next door or over the back. But then again, I have neglected the garden and the only thing that will get it back is to get rid of the weeds before they seed or run or whatever.
Have fun with Mum before she goes.
MelHope Jen gets away safe and arrives safely. New 'van?? The old guy is splurging out - long may it last. And I hope he leaves them a bit of a pile for afterwards too!
Michelle - time to get back to the gym - or Happy and Annie will whinge again. I haven't been since I got home. I thought about going today but don't know whether they will be open over the public holiday. So I will do some gardening, go for a long walk and do some cleaning and tidying as well. That should fix it.
Ceejay - drive safe. Enjoy the weekend with the family.
I'll be back to check later
06-08-2008, 06:26 PM
Whew! That was some jettison! The DB was corrupted, the nightly and weekly backups didn't work and we had to go back to the last monthly. Of course I had about 17 wonderfully witty posts that disappeared in here!
Just back from doing some testing for Thera Paws. (http://www.tpoc.ca/) Luckily we were in an air-conditioned facility and there were only four dogs. They all passed although I had my doubts about one wee Yorkie. He was overtrained in obedience and made eye contact only with his owner. Sort of sad when he is to be visiting nursing homes. You may as well take in a stuffed toy. However, he did pass all the tests so.....
We are just steaming in the heat and humidity. Right now I am pouring a G&T, changing into a loose caftan and going to loaf around on the deck with the Doggage. Disney continues to be a great addition to the family. She and Hersh did have an altercation over who got petted first the other day but it settled quickly and they are pals again.
Have a great weekend - or Monday in Shad's case.
06-08-2008, 10:32 PM
Glad the dogs are friends again. Are those peonies in your avatar? If so that is one my my favorite flowers. My grandmother grew those in her flower garden.
Don't you love those who knock at the door at 5.30 a.m.
Have you thought about weed eating in the flower beds? I've gotten lazy the past couple of years about doing any flower beds. To much work for me when I'm not at home all the time. My excuse this year is the neighbor's 2 year old. He tramples through every thing.
Maybe the OB will have something to make you feel better
Let's both get back on track this week. I've just gone to the grocery store and have bought several things for next week. No soft drinks for me this week. It's decaf iced tea and water.
My bedroom looks better and it still needs to be vacuumed, at least I can see the floor. And there is clean sheets on the bed. My to do list is shorter but there is still more to do. UGH.
The trip to Paragould was short but sweet. Our three year old is getting over bronchitis. She has inherited allergies like her nanny.
To the rest Hello :wave:
06-09-2008, 07:40 AM
MICHELLE...HANG ON TO THAT RESOLVE!! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. :hug: THUNDER AND LIGHTNING ARE NOT COMPUTER FRIENDLY! :yikes:
SHAD...I THINK THE DAD BOUGHT THE BIGGER HOUSE TRAILER SO THE GF'S FAMILY COULD VISIT OVER THE SUMMER TOO! :rofl: BEGINNING TO SEE THAT NOTHING HE DOES IS WITHOUT MORE THAN ONE REASON :rollpin: GOOD TO HEAR THE COUGH MIGHT JUST BE GONE FOR GOOD....FINGERS CROSSED!!
HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY :queen: QUEEN'S BD :hb:
RUTH...WILL DISNEY BE A THERAPAWS ALSO? GLAD THEY ARE GETTING ALONG. POUR OUT THE G&T'S AND WE'LL ALL BE THERE! :beach: I WOULD LOVE ALL MY OLD POSTS TO DISAPPEAR!! :rofl:
CEEJAY...TOO BAD ABOUT THE 3 YR OLD!! I SAW SO MANY KIDS IN THE ALLERGY CENTER WHEN I WENT. GLAD THE TRIP WAS GOOD.
:sunny: I WAS ALREADY OUTSIDE AND IT SMELLS TERRIBLE. 80* BY 6AM AND MUG CITY!! P.U.!!!!
FOR SURE I WON'T BE OUT TODAY. NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES WITH THE EYE CAUSE IT LOOKS A LOT BETTER. I T SEEMS TO BE DRAGGING IT'S BUT HEALING THO.
I WILL KEEP MY OTHER EYE ON IT :rofl: THANK GOD I AM STILL LAUGHING. MADE REPORTS TO GET THE HALL A/C FIXED. HOPEFULLY THE GUY CAN COME TODAY. IT'S GETTING PRETTY HOT WAITING FOR ELEVATORS OUT THERE. JUST GLAD MY A/C'S ARE RUNNING!!:brr:
OFF TO BREKKIE AND WISHING YOU ALL A GREAT DAY. HAPPY MONDAY :moped:
06-09-2008, 08:13 AM
Ceejay, yes, that's a peony "tree" in my avatar. It blooms earlier than the herbaceous peonies but is not great this year. It suffered from being under snow mountain! The other peonies are just starting into bloom.
Mel, I hope you manage to stay cool today. It's terrible here so I can imagine what it's like in the city. Yes, I hope Disney will eventually be another Thera-Paws dog. She definitely has the personality for it and loves people. We start obedience training classes next Sunday as she needs to walk better on the lead at heel. I could do the training without classes but need the imposed structure of lessons and homework.
Upswife and Diyana, I hope you are safe from the floods and crud happening in the Midwest. Mother Nature seems really pissed off lately!
Shad, it's just about a year since we sat on the back deck and watched fireflies! It must be about time to see them again. We've had so much rain their little butt lights are probably washed out!
I still don't have my garden all planted. It'll either happen or it won't. I keep reminding myself that I can BUY veggies from local producers but do love my own fresh beans and tomatoes. Right now, it's so wet that I'm considering converting to rice! It's a good thing I have my flowers for enjoyment. Poppies and lupines are glorious right now.
06-09-2008, 01:46 PM
I'm at work trying to catch up from the week end. Sure wish Matt would come and bring those parts we need.
06-09-2008, 01:52 PM
This site is still very slow to load for me. Nothing special going on here. So I'll just :wave: and say hello.
Off to make tuna salad for lunch...
06-09-2008, 01:57 PM
Shad - have you ever eaten fiddleheads?
06-09-2008, 03:34 PM
What a Monday! Sheesh!
So I have to be at work extra early today to check reports, and DH is supposed to drive a company car to Michigan. So rather than leave his SUV at work for 3 days, I drive him to work. Only to find out that there was a change of plans at the last minute and someone else went to Michigan. Would've been nice if they would've told him. :shrug:
Anyway, during the drive to his work, DH noticed that my clutch was slipping a little. So he said we should get that fixed ASAP. Of course, we haven't gotten our stimulus check yet, and this is a $700 expense that we didn't need and really can't afford. :mad: Luckily the repair place can work on my car tomorrow...so it will either be done late tomorrow or on Wednesday. So DH will have to drive me to work. What a pain in the :censored:.
The storms we had did major damage in Milwaukee. Thousands of people's basements flooded. Luckily we had no damage. Of course, I did get up on the ladder between rain storms and clean out the gutters AGAIN! We have 6 maple trees that were overloaded with spinners, helicopters, maple seeds...whatever you want to call them. So our gutters were completely clogged after all the storms we've had. I didn't mind doing the gutters...it's something active to do and given the choice I would ALWAYS rather do outside work than inside work. I hate cooking and cleaning - this chickie is NOT domestic at all (although I am a good cook...I just hate cooking).
Other than that....things are going okay. I'm going to work out tonight either at the gym or at home (depending on when we get back from dropping my car off, etc.). I need an endorphin fix really bad!
Ellen - I'm guess you didn't have any damage from the storms since you didn't mention it. That's good. I hope you're feeling better today.
Shad - I'm glad you're not coughing as much. Nothing more frustrating than being sick and needing rest but having coughing fits wake you up all night long. I will be working out tonight - hopefully at the gym. I could always work in the garden which is such a mess after the torrential rains. And the junk from the gutters is all over as I was hurrying to get it done before the next wave of thunderstorms started.
Ruth - How neat that you do testing for Thera Paws. I have a dog that would be pretty much perfect as a therapy dog. I need to get him signed up for Canine Good Citizen testing first though. I'm glad to hear that the Disney and Hershey are getting along well. Your peony avatar is just lovely. My peonies have buds but haven't bloomed yet. Your poppies and lupines are gorgeous too! We haven't seen fireflies here yet. I hope they show up. I just love watching their light show.
CeeJay - I'm with you. I will definitely get on track this week. I'm glad you had a nice trip to Paragould.
Mel - I'm definitely holding on to the resolve. Sorry that you're having the hot and muggy weather too. We definitely have had our share of it since Thursday....and the storms didn't ease the humidity one bit (until today that is). I'm glad your eye is doing better.
Happy - I hope your tuna salad was yummy and that you and Mom are enjoying the day together!
Love and big :hug: to you all!
06-09-2008, 04:23 PM
Ahhhhh, I found you all. A tisket a tasket, I think I lost my basket.....
Indiana was hit awfully hard with storms also Diyana. We have major roads closed, damaged, people cannot get off their own street and out of their neighborhoods. It is awful, luckily me and my house are safe.
Dave, old bf, is coming to my house on the 13th and stay the weekend. I am a bit nervous, but all should be just fine.
I didn't sleep a wink last night, as I drank way too much iced tea. Hopefully I can get some sleep tonight. Bella even kept growling at me to lay still as I was disturbing her. haha.
My bathroom sink had a leak. Well I took apart the sink and to get hair out and thought I had it back together, NOT. It leaked for two weeks. Fortunately, I had a longenberger basket with a plastic liner under the sink with lotions etc in it, and it filled the basket up with water. So it could of been a lot worse. My brother came over and fixed it. He said I "almost" had it back together right, but not quite.
I am glad the thread is back, I thought may someone really did jettison off with it.
Have a great evening.
Love and Hugs
06-09-2008, 07:16 PM
Taking care of a sick dog is very tiresome... BUT I think we're on the upswing now. The hard part is making him eat slow... ya right... so I have to basically hand feed him or he gulps it down. (Wonder where he gets that from??))
Needless to say, I have been off track with my eating and the girls I workout with were on vacation thurs through today, SO I didn't go either...
Back on track tomorrow.
I'll come back later and post more...
06-09-2008, 08:43 PM
When life gets in the way we just have to get back on track. Glad the dog is doing better.
Think DECAF lol.
Hope your check comes real soon. Think of cooking and cleaning as camping. Pretend you are cooking on an open fire and you have to clean up or the bears will eat everyone lol.
Hello, glad you had a nice time with your mom
You stay cool lol.
Glad the little one is getting better.
It is hot out there, be careful and don't do to much at one time.
Been in the 90's here in Ohio for a few days. Just beautiful outside. Yes, hot but it could be -12 so who is going to complain lol. Still trying to get things done around here that I haven't gotten done. House is clean, laundry is done. I never seen to get all the windows cleaned at one time. I need to get rid of some of these windows lol. Bella is doing great and Winkie doesn't want to eat her every time she walks by lol.
06-09-2008, 08:56 PM
I am enjoying my last day with Mom. She took a shine to one of my t-shirts and even though it's a favorite of mine, I figured - what the heck - it's only a shirt and heaven knows I have LOTS of them. Years ago I literally gave her the shirt off my back when she was just enchanted by a nothing special workout shirt I picked up and she still wears it. It's her favorite shirt and her lady friend said that when Mom gets tired of it, F wants it. Now over the years I've bought Mom lots and lots of shirts and sweaters but just like an infant who for whatever reason decides that "this" is their special toy or blanket - you never know what someone will like. I brought my dad a hooded sweatshirt that said San Francisco after a business trip. He wore that thing to shreads. When I went out there again, I picked up another shirt - same style but a different color. When I saw him with the tattered one I asked him why he didn't wear the new one. "Sweetie, it's just because I love this one so much".
Patty - taking care of a sick anything is hard. Hope Blackie is doing better - hang in there. :hug:
Annie - was wondering where you were. Did the basket get ruined? I guess better the basket than the cabinet although some of those Longenberger's can be real collectors items. Those sink leaks can be nasty though. I think when Dave comes over, make sure you have your friend Louis within easy reach (as in Louisville Slugger :rollpin: ) just in case he needs some persuading which I'm sure he'll be the perfect gentleman. :lol:
Michelle - ouch on the car repairs!! Always something, isn't it? Bummer too as I bet you had other plans for the stimulus money. I hope it's not too pricy. And gosh get out the waders. I can't believe how much rain you had. I heard they closed Milwaukee airport because of the flooding. I was looking at the radar yesterday and there was just this huge mass of red storms on the radar descending down on you. What has happened to the weather - geez louise!!!! I'm glad you didn't have any damage yourself. And after always wanting trees and now living in a very mature wooded area with lots of leaf/gumball/helicopter/seedpod/pine needles/broken sticks ALWAYS falling and needing clean up, I'm thinking the next place will have maybe one oak tree :lol: I feel for you cleaning the gutters out. We have those leaf covers which are a wonderous invention. Stay dry and safe!
Did you get those parts you needed Ceejay?
Peony bushes are gorgeous Ruth but I don't like them because they are super ant attractors. I'll take hydrangeas instead thank you.
Shad - I'm feeling puffy - please get back to the gym :rofl: thank you very kindly
Mel - I'm glad it's quiet for you. Good thinking on staying inside to protect the eyes. If it's stinky outside, you know the air quality can't be that good. I remember traveling to Los Angeles in the 80's where you could see the layer of brown yuk polution in the sky. Ick. Here we have the occasional smell of horse pastures :lol:
I hear you on the windows Shy - just one in each direction should be good enough :lol:
Timer went off - gotta get supper on. Later chicks.
06-09-2008, 10:12 PM
Quick note and then back to work. It's raining again - getting completely tired of that now. However it is not as bad as the weather in Wisconsin or where you lot are having floods at this time.
Happy - Fiddleheads - known in NZ as Piko Piko, and no I haven't eaten them. They have only come on the market in the last couple of years. I believe you can only eat them at certain times of the year. That means they are probably expensive.
Ruth - the G&T's sound like a darned good idea and not just because of the heat. I'm having problems getting things to work at the office as well and we seem to be having the odd problem with the wireless internet. Bummer. Certainly was a decent jettison. We all seemed to be having problems of differing natures - mine was that I couldn't see the posts in the Advanced posting section. Happy was getting slow response time. Etc. It probably all related to the problems the site was experiencing.
I was just thinking yesterday that it is exactly a year since I left Mel's place and went to Toronto. What a great trip that was. Sad that the fireflies have been temporarily suspended from a neat performance. The garden will grow. Mother Nature is just having a bit of a hissy fit, that's all. Just look at what she did to China and Burma. We should however consider it a warning.
Glad to hear that Disney and Hershey have come to the alpha dog understanding. Pity the same thing does not work in the human world huh!
Michelle - went to the gym this morning. Did a cardio workout. Thought about you lot while I was there. Glad to hear you didn't have any problems with the weather. Feel very sorry for those who did though.
Annie - glad to see you found us at last. Hope the weekend with the b/f goes well. Have you told the family about this yet?
Pattie - glad to hear the dog is eating again. Don't know how one teaches a dog to eat slowly unless you only give them small amounts at a time. Can imagine it would take up plenty of your time.
Rennie - I never manage to get all the panes in one window done at a time before I get real bored and give up and then see all the streaks and smears on the ones I have done. It was much easier when one did them with the pressure hose.
Mel - stay in if it is stinky out there. That haze is something awful. I well remember it from when I was with you. Saw the same brown haze on the horizon in LA as Happy saw, and again in NY and Newark. The air quality must be a constant source of distress to a lot of people.
Happy - I went to the gym - see above, so stop the puffy puffing. Enjoy the day with Mum and get on with the work.
And speaking of which, I'd better go do some. I'm way behind.
06-09-2008, 10:42 PM
These are all real easy ( except for the ones in my bedroom, hall and bathroom ), they are all those replacement windows that you can tip in or take all the way out to clean. The problem is the sills get dirty real easy and need cleaned at least once a week. I just can never get myself to find the time to do them at least once a week when I am trying to scrub ceilings and walls.
At least only one in each room and a window doesn't have to be 6 foot wide and 4 foot tall all over the darn house lol. I have 7 of these darn things and other 7 that are regular size and then bay windows and windows over doors and oh my gosh. The people that put all these windows in should have to come and clean the things a few times a month lol. Isn't it funny what people like. I have a t shirt that is in tatters and 6 sizes to big for me. I still wear that t shirt at night when I cuddle up to read a book.
06-10-2008, 01:19 AM
I have those large floor to ceiling windows all over my house too. 33 of them last count I think. I find that window blinds hide them quite nicely :rofl: I hate doing windows - not for cleaning them but for trying to get out those stupid streaks.
It's storming here. Mom is concerned that the flooding in Milwaukee will affect her flight. I tried to reassure her she will be ok. We are both saying novenas (prayers) tho she is a bit panicky that she seems to have lost her favorite Jesus necklace. She pretends it's nothing but I know better. I have searched this house and called to him but if he's hiding, he's doing a very fine job. I just hope she doesn't fret too much - 81 year olds fret alot.
We had the most marvelous time tonight. Watched some TV - an amazing adventure show on the learning channel as well as some silly summer replacement show full of videos of people doing silly things and falling down in the process. I don't know how it came up but Mom said that my BIL is not fond of her frequent use of the word sh*t. (I apologize ahead of time if I offend anyone - then read no further...) Mom and I happen to think that is an all purpose word that covers a gamut of emotions - surprise, anger, disgust, kidding around. So to prove that I got some of my bizarre sense of humor from her, we started making a running commentary to the television show all using phrases with the 4 letter word in it. We nearly fell on the floor laughing several times and we had tears in our eyes and narrowly escaped some accidents. You may feel this is most unbecoming of 2 grown women - particularly genteel southern women but my excuse is that I am a brawling south (read "sout") side Chicagoan at heart who is prim and proper when I need to be and rolling in the aisles with my family when I can do so. The laughter was soooo good for the soul. DH and I laugh but Mom and I were especially goofy this week. I'm going to miss her. But both DH and I are chipping away at the resolve for her to stay put in her own home. I even told her I'll take out one of the windows in the master suite downstairs and put in a door to the outside if she felt she needed her own entrance :rofl:
Hard to believe that a year has come and gone already Shad. Seems like just last month we were enjoying that porch music, having panic attacks in the caves and selecting fireplace grates. It was great fun. If we move to the Nashville area next time we'll make you a country and western star :encore: Thank you for getting in a workout for me - I feel better but I think you could have pushed it a bit more, don't you? :s: :lol3:
And despite the loud claps of thunder, I have to hit the hay - we're getting up quite early to get to the airport tomorrow. I probably won't be posting in the morning.
06-10-2008, 01:28 AM
Ammonia is great stuff. Ammonia and news papers. You get a clean real quickly with no streaks. I love the old floor to ceiling windows. I have always thought those were so great. These are stupid they are real wide. Who needs two huge windows in a spar bedroom lol. I am glad you had a wonderful time with your mother. She sure doesn't need to get upset about things at her age. This should be a time in life for her that is stress free.
06-10-2008, 01:50 AM
Shy - I have tried ammonia, newspapers, plain newsprint, Windex, vinegar, Dawn dish detergent (for a streak free shine), dish washer detergent. Various products, towels and devices. I am fully convinced that some windows just like to streak. The best thing I have found is a squeegee but I have those windows that are divided into tiny little squares which makes using a squeegee a real adventure. I have decided life is too short to fuss over perfect windows so I have cleaned them as good as I can, donned my purple hat, took my dessert fork (both references to some very wise essays) and went in search of getting excited about my life :D
06-10-2008, 04:43 AM
Really sorry, I'm going back tomorrow and I will put an extra kilo or two on the bar.
Really the cheek of the woman. Give her 15 mins on the bike, 15 on the eliptical and 15 on the treadie, plus a free weight workout and she wants more!!!!!
06-10-2008, 09:06 AM
Hey hey hey Worldly Chickies....
Great day for ducks around here. Supposed to stop raining until at least Tuesday. Hoorah!!
1 Day...glad to hear doggie is on the mend, slowly but surely. Get back on track girlie.
Rennie..Enjoy the weather, this Indiana stuff is on it's way to you.
Happy...The basket was not ruined. The plastic liner caught most of the water and saved the day.
Shad...the kids know about Dave. My older brother also knows.
Went to bed at 6 pm last night and didn't wake up till 5 this morning. Making up for the night before I guess.
Hello to everyone.
Love and hugs
06-10-2008, 10:16 AM
Cheeky old :censored: aren't I? ;) :rofl:
06-10-2008, 10:29 AM
Hey ladies -
Mother Nature definitely reigns supreme in Wisconsin. Yesterday, a popular tourism lake in Wisconsin Dells, Lake Delton, breached its banks, took out a road and five super expensive lake front homes and is now a mud hole. Many people in Milwaukee and surrounding suburbs had waist high flooding in their basement. Our subdivision is atop a gravel hill, so we are dry.
Annie - I'm glad you and your family and house are safe. How exciting that Dave is coming to stay the weekend. Glad to hear your bathroom sink is fixed.
Patty - I'm glad to hear that Blackie is eating! I can imagine your relief. :hug: It's back on track for you (and for me). :)
Rennie - Speaking of bears, my DMIL left a box of cookies in her room....and one of my doggies found it and ate nearly the whole thing. I asked her why she didn't just leave them in the cupboard in the kitchen...she said she likes them as late night snacks. So I said, would you leave food in your tent if you were camping in bear country? Think of our dogs as bears! They will sniff out food and eat it. :rofl: Not sure that camping analogy would get me to enjoy cooking and cleaning. And hey, since your house is clean, want to come do mine? :lol:
Happy - That's a sweet story about your mom and the shirts. I give my DMIL shirts too when she finds one of mine that she likes. I also gave her a coat of mine that was a fall coat for Wisconsin but a perfect winter coat for California. The car repairs will be between $700 and $750. We were going to get gutter covers or pay off some credit cards with the stimulus money. Oh well. I really wish my website side jobs would pick up. It's been a slow year or so. After DMIL leaves, I may look for a second job at a Petco. As you said, at least we are dry, safe and the house is in good shape. A lot of folks are a lot worse off. You mentioned pollution...in Silicon Valley, California, the air is always brownish haze and really messes with my asthma whenever I go there. Funny that here, I forget I even have asthma as it hardly ever acts up. My DMIL always loves coming to Wisconsin to see our gorgeous blue sky and breathe the clean fresh air. I think your mom will be able to get home fine. Most of the areas are cleaned up from the flooding, except the Dells (Lake Delton) and Waukesha. I didn't hear about too much flooding in Illiniois. I too use the word sh*t a lot...I also use crap for when I'm at work. Glad you and your mom had such a laughing good time. I sure hope she will come live with you soon. You two have such a grand time together. My DMIL and I worked on a puzzle last night. I didn't help much....but I enjoy spending time with her as you do with your mom.
Shad - Good for you for getting to the gym. I took a walk yesterday after work, which felt good. Today after work I'm going Miniature Golfing with co-workers as a team building event. Should be fun. I'll walk at lunch if it's not raining.
Mel - I agree with the rest of the ladies...stay in if it smells outside. That can't be good. I heard on the weather that you're getting the storms we had. Be careful. And I hope you stay safe and dry.
I've got a very busy day ahead so I must get going!
Love and :hug: to all!
06-10-2008, 02:09 PM
We had about 10 min of down poor a few min ago and that was it. Now we have heat and high humidity again lol.
If I come and clean your house will you come and put up with my kids today. I am just in no mood to put up with them fighting with each other lol. There has NEVER been food allowed out of the kitchen or dinning room. They have enough food in their rooms to open a store lol.
06-10-2008, 02:37 PM
Rennie - It's a deal. I'll bring my dogs over to tire your kids out so they're too exhausted to fight and you come clean my house. I have no problem with my DMIL eating snacks or whatever in her room, but I know my doggies well enough to know that they will FIND food. No matter how well the food is hidden, they will hunt it down, and eat it all. Just like me. :o
06-10-2008, 02:39 PM
I forgot to mention....I just got back from an hour long brisk walk! I walked about 4 miles, and I feel great! I'm still down in the dumps a bit about finances, but it's amazing how well a bit of sweat lifts my mood. :lol:
06-10-2008, 02:52 PM
Just a quickie for me today...no flooding around me, but some farther up north towards WI. Thankfully just regular thunderstorms, not too much wind...so no tornado warnings. Both yesterday and today have been sunny. Will try to make it to the gym tomorrow as I am feeling better, will just take is slow, as everything tires me out!! Later chicas!
06-10-2008, 02:55 PM
One of the reasons I don't want food in their rooms is that I DON'T want the animals to find it lol. The animals eat their own food and that is all the food they are allowed. I don't spend a ton of money on them good dog food for the kids to let them eat junk lol. Nice going on the walking.
06-10-2008, 03:05 PM
Rennie - I totally agree with you about animals finding food in other rooms. It's not healthy for them.
Ellen - Glad you're feeling better and that you didn't get any rain damage or storm damage. Listen to your body and take it slow at the gym.
06-10-2008, 05:31 PM
RUTH...YOUR PICS AND AVATAR ARE JUST GORGEOUS. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE OUR BACKYARD LOOK LIKE YOUR PIC! GOOD LUCK WITH DISNEY...WITH A NAME THAT CUTE HOW COULD ANYTHING GO WRONG :rofl:
:wave: HELLO MISS HAPPY!!! NOT MUCH NEW HERE EITHER!...I SEE YOU POSTED AGAIN...YES YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT SOMEONE WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH. TOOK ME 40 YEARS BUT LATELY, JEN IS THRILLED WITH ALL MY CHOICES!! :rofl: HOPE THE DAY WITH MOM WAS SPECIAL :hug:
:wave: HELLO CEEJAY AND HOPE MATT ARRIVED WITH THE PARTS!!
PATTY...GOOD LUCK WITH THE DOG AND GETTING BACK ON TRACK!
RENNIE....AT LEAST YOUR WINDOWS DO GET DONE! :lol3:
SHAD.....I WOULD DO THE ANTI-RAIN DANCE BUT THEN YOU JUST MIGHT HAVE ANOTHER DROUGHT!!! HOPE THE JOB IS GOING WELL AND THE GARDEN AND THE DS! IS SUNDAY STILL DRAPED AROUND YOUR NECK OR WRAPPED AROUND YOUR LEGS????
:cofdate: NO SOONER DID I POST THIS AND FOUND ANOTHER WHOLE PAGE OF POSTS!! :tantrum: I WILL READ THEM NOW BUT SKIP THE PERSONALS. SO SORRY.
I WENT FOOD SHOPPING ON A BUS WITH NO A/C IN 97* WEATHER BUT I HAD TO GO. THE BUSSES ARE GOING INTO THE SHOP AND THIS WAS MY LAST CHANCE WITH WILLY SO I WENT.
I AM JUST GRATEFUL I LIVED TO TELL THE TALE! GOD HELP ME IT WAS SWELTERING ON THAT BUS AND WILLY WAS ABOUT DROPPING FROM HEAT EXHAUSTION AFTER CARRING PILES OF GROCERIES FOR 13 PEOPLE AND MINE TOO.....AND I ONLY BOUGHT THE BARE ESSENTIALS TO GET ME THRU THE LOSS OF BUSSES AND THE HEAT WAVE. POOR SOD.
NOTHING NEW. LOTS OF OFFICE DRAMA. I DID WHAT I COULD TO GET STUFF DONE FOR THE SENIORS. THE USUAL BS. I AM TIRED TO SAY THE LEAST! :lol3: :lol3: GOING TO SHOWER AND GET DINNER IM MY BELLY. HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.
06-10-2008, 05:48 PM
:wave: TO ANNIE, MICHELLE AND ELLEN TOO. I JUST FOUND YOU THREE ON THIS PAGE AS WELL. WITH ALL THESE STORMS OUT YOUR WAY I AM SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS FOR YOUR SAFETY!! :hug: FOR ALL OF YOU!
06-10-2008, 07:56 PM
I did a happy dance. Matt did arrive yesterday. Everything is working. YIPEE. No more algebra calculations for awhile. Doing algebra hurts my brain.
Take it easy.
It's almost vacation time for me and I'M ready for it. I need some time away from this plant. My wish is to be around my sisters again, but that will not happen for awhile. I'll be going to a seminar type thing to get class room hours for my water license.
It's time to get things in order for the next operator. 1 hour and it's home sweet home.
06-10-2008, 09:47 PM
The sun is shining brightly and all is well with the world. I have spent some time out in the sun this morning with a book and picked up some lovely Vit D and now I guess it is time to go to work.
Oh yes and I went to the gym this morning and did a full weights/ resistance work out. Happy should now feel less puffy since 'WE' have done triceps, biceps (40Kg), lifts (30KG), back extensions, crunches (120) sit ups, chest press (40Kg) leg press and calf press (90Kg) chin ups, hip lifts, (our own weight) pec fly and a stint on the treadie at 8km per hour up and down hills. I sincerely hope this will meet with Her Maj's requirements :queen: and oh yes WE did a stint on the balance ball with weights and some push ups. One of us better lose something since WE are having problems with the push ups. I don't do lunges so you have been spared that.
Michelle - I saw some of those houses swimming off down the river of muddy water on the news last night. It may be fashionable to live right on the water, but I think we need to start thinking about houses that move up and down with the tides. Apparently the Dutch have some of these. Saw them on a building program last week. Glad to hear that you are not affected by the weather. Sit tight and keep dry.
Annie - glad to hear that you may be getting a little relief from the rain and drying out somewhat. We are here too.
Rennie - keeping cleaning them there windows. My house is small. Don't have too many to do, but don't do them often anyway. Guess I am plain darn lazy. Yell at the kids to stop them arguing. I remember mine driving me crazy some years back and I dropped an entire dinner set on the floor. That soon shut them up. They were ready to go get the Wedgewood and put it in a safe place.
Happy - hope your mum does come round to moving in before too long. However you will find that she can't do without an awful lot of stuff! :rofl: Hope DH is feeling less pain now. When do you go back to get the car?
Mel - take care in that awful weather you are getting. Glad to hear you have got the groceries and don't need to go shopping for a while - although the shopping malls might be the place to cool off. Have they fixed that aircon in the hall yet? Sunday is never far away from underfoot. At the moment she has commandeered the chair I was sitting in outside. She can see me but she's given up looking for more food for the moment. Little sausage has put on some weight and a big fur coat. She is too hot to cuddle for long.
Ceejay - Algebra put me off any form of maths. I have great admiration for anyone who can work it out. Geometry was more my style, but none of it was great for me. Which makes me wonder how I produced someone who loves maths and statistics. When are you on leave??
Okay - time to move it to the other computer and get on with the joys of Joint Venture accounting and a few other nasties. I'll produce something out of this - I swear I will in spite of everything that is stupid around here.
A WILD AND WOOLY STORM BLEW THE 90'S AWAY AND IT'S GORGEOUS OUTSIDE. VIOLENT WINDS HELPED IN GETTING THE AIR QUALITY WARNINGS LIFTED THIS MORNING AS WELL. WHAT A LIGHT SHOW!! ONE OF THOSE EERIE STORM FRONTS. THICK LOW CLOUDS WITH BRIGHT LIGHTNING STREAKING OUT THE BOTTOM AND EVEN BRIGHTER LIGHTS BEHIND THE CLOUDS. A REAL SHOW STOPPER. THE ONLY DRAWBACK WAS THAT I OPENED THE WINDOW LIKE A FOOL AND GOT HIT IN THE FACE AND EYES WITH SAND! :yikes: WHAT, MY FRIENDS, WAS I THINKING??? :cry: NOT THINKING IS THE ANSWER! BUT IT WAS A SIGHT TO BEHOLD NONETHELESS!
CEEJAY...VERY HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU CAN EVEN DO ALGEBRA!! MY HAT IS OFF TO YOU...ONE OF THE SUBJECTS I FAILED IN HIGHSCHOOL! :rofl: SO GLAD MATT ARRIVED :cheer3:
SHAD...SUNDAY IS JUST KEEPING AN EYE ON YOU LEST YOU GET THE SUITCASES OUT AGAIN! SO IS IT THAT YOU ARE EXERCISING AND HAPPY WILL LOSE THE WEIGHT? IF THAT IS CORRECT...THEN PUT ME DOWN FOR SOME CARDIO AND BALANCE BALL. I'LL DO MY OWN PEDALS :ebike: BUT I REALLY MUST SAY...NICE EXERCISING!! :ENCORE:
06-11-2008, 09:18 AM
I KNOW THIS IS A DAY EARLY BUT I MIGHT BE WORKING TOMORROW AND FOOD SHOPPING.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR ANNIE ON THURSDAY AND MAY ALL YOUR WISHES COME TRUE THIS YEAR!! ESPECIALLY THE "SECRET" WISHES!! :hug: :hb: :gift:
06-11-2008, 09:44 AM
Good morning chicks -
Hey Mel - there's this thing in the window called glass that lets you look THROUGH it to see the storm. :lol: Actually I peeked out the door the other night - the smell of the rain soaked air is just grand.
Thank you for working hard for me Shad - just the push I needed to get the forward momentum going myself.
Mom got home safely even tho the clod next to her spilled his whole cup of ice all over her. When she was brushing away the cubes from her feet on the floor he chastised her and said - it's ONLY water lady. I said she should have slapped him in the face and said - it's only a LOVE tap honey. :lol: He probably doesn't realize that it's so easy to slip on ice on the floor and at her age, you need to be very careful about those things. Not to mention sitting with wet clothes on a cold plane. Other than that it was a quick flight and everyone was helpful, everything went well. We are all now adjusting to things being a little off kilter as we get back into our own routines.
I'm running short of time this morning so I apologize for not leaving more personals - will get back later today. Have a good hump day ladies! :wave:
06-11-2008, 10:49 AM
Happy mid-week ladies --
I picked up my car yesterday - the bill came to $800, but it runs great and the rest of the car is in great shape so I should be good to go for several years now.
Annie - I hope none of the flooding in Indiana is near you! I hope you're staying safe and dry. We're supposed to get big storms tomorrow and Friday, which is not good news for the folks trying to clean up after last weekend. A big early Happy Birthday to you! How nice that BF will be staying with you to celebrate your birthday weekend!
Ellen - I hope you are safe and dry too. I haven't seen news reports of lots of flooding in Illinois, but with all the rain and rivers and lakes going over their banks or breaking through dams, there's got to be some flooding in the Land of Lincoln.
Mel - I'm glad you got your food shopping done. Hot and muggy weather with no A/C is no fun at all. Hope you were able to relax and cool down afterward. Sorry that you had bad storms, but at least they took away the bad stinky air and the hot temps. We've got lovely weather yesterday and today following our bad storms.
CeeJay - I'm glad to hear everything is working now that Matt has arrived. Where is the seminar you're attending? I hope you enjoy your time away from the plant.
Shad - Good for you for going to the gym. Sounds like you got an AWESOME workout! I'm going tonight to do cardio and weights. Now Happy will have no excuse to be puffy. For pushups, I do them against the wall. Still an awesome upper body (chest, tricep, etc.) workout, but you don't have to support your whole body weight as with floor pushups. That's interesting that the Dutch have built houses that move up and down with the tides. I wonder if that's an automatic cyclical thing or something that can be manually controlled during times of heavy downpour.
Happy - I'm glad to hear that Mom got home safe, even if she did have to sit next to a idiotic jerk! She should've smacked him upside the head.
Well, I've got to get going...super busy day ahead and I'm going to try for a 1/2 hour or hour long walk at lunch!
06-11-2008, 10:52 AM
Morning ladies! Today will be a little warmer than yesterday, so I am going to try to get to the gym this morning and get the kids swimming. I will probably just sit in a chair and get some knitting done. we will see...Yesterday was such a nice day I spent the afternoon outside laying on a blanket. The girls spent some time with me, then went off bike riding. HAve to get moving...will check back in later.
06-11-2008, 11:42 AM
Good Morning Everyone........
Firstly, thank you for all the early BD wishes. You girls sure make my life better.
Diyana...Was watching the news and saw that Wisc. got hit hard on the storms, so glad you are alright.
Rennie...way to go on the walking....good job.
UPS...glad you are feeling better and getting to the gym. Take it easy tho.
MEL...what the heck on the bus ride. I thought busses were air conditioned. Its a wonder you didn't have a heart attack.
Ceejay...you certainly deserve a vacation. What ya gonna do on vaca??
Shad...you are moving right up there on exercise with our exercise Goddess Diyana. You go girl.
Ok....the old bf sent me a teddy bear from the Vermont Teddy bear company yesterday. Embroidered on the front it said "Dave" on the back it said, "I am your birthday bear". How cute was that? TODAY, I received the biggest boquet of flowers ever. It has day lillies, roses, sun flowers, carnations, some kind of blue flowers and some purple anise smelling flower, greenery with bud things on it, oh so gorgeous. I am a bit freaked out by all the kindness, not used to it. and tomorrow is actually my bd.
Hello to everyone.
Love and hugs.
06-11-2008, 12:11 PM
Ellen - glad you are able to get to the gym....make sure you take it easy.
Annie - that's so sweet of your BF! Very, very thoughtful!
06-11-2008, 12:46 PM
That was a wonderful surprise. How nice of him. I am feeling lazy only walking 4 miles a day. I know I had to back off because of the knees but I still feel lazy lol.
wow 800 dollars. My gosh I don't think my first car cost 800 dollars lol. Not so bad since the car will last for years now.
Things will sure seem different for you now. It will take a little time to get use to her not being here. I am glad she got home safely.
What a great workout you go girl. I have found I can hit a kid with a shoe anywhere in the house lol. Now remember we are talking my children are almost 18 and 21. They never argued like this when they were little lol.
I am the wicked mother of the west today. WE are cleaning house. Well, WE are cleaning the down stairs. You would think I was making them dig a 10 foot ditch when I said furniture is going to be moved and cleaned under lol.
06-11-2008, 02:41 PM
Annie - What a great surprise! Teddy Bear and flowers... hum..
Diyana - Yikes, $ 800 is alot, BUT you now have a safer vehicle to protect you and your love ones and that makes it all the worth...
Shy - crack that whip!! clean this house... My job as a kid was to dust the furniture...I can still make furniture shine...
UPS - hope you enjoy your day..
Shad - good workout..
Ceejay, Melody, Happy:goodvibes
My baby boy (dog) is doing better, taking it one day at a time. BUT I do know for sure, NO MORE people food, unless it's something like chicken... No more fries, or a taste of a burger....
06-11-2008, 07:19 PM
Good morning all,
And since it is Thursday here, Happy Birthday Annie. One thing about living in different places around the world is that you get to celebrate your birthday over a longer time period.
Well I am downunder. Can I help it if you see me upside down?
Michelle - good news on the car. $800 is a lot to pay and reminds me of why I tend to turn my cars over frequently. Only buy new and try to get rid of them within 4 years. I'm due for another now, but haven't plucked up the courage to annoy the car salesmen yet. I get very tired of 'isn't that a pretty shade of pink?' and the ensuing retort of 'I'm not into pink, tell me about petrol consumption, how often the timing chain needs replacing, does it have abs and how many of these gadgets will actually be on the car if I buy it.' Things being the way they are now over here, we should start seeing some good bargains happening soon.
Hiya Patty - glad to hear the dog is improving. You are right they should not eat a lot of the food we humans eat - mind you neither should some of the humans!!!
Rennie - my kids drove me crazy with their bickering when they were kids. Now they are the best of friends and keep in touch better than I do. Which reminds me, I should ring the DS1 today.
Ellen, go to the gym, but take it easy pluh leeeeeeese. Oh okay, re reading it, you are going to knit - the kids are going to swim.
Happy - pity Mum is a gentle person. I would have suggested that since he was obviously fitter than me he might like to open the window and fly all by himself or did he need a push?. Or words to that effect. Not realise her age?? Not realise the possible problems or distress that water could have caused? Not care more likely.
Have a good day at work. I might even get some more done myself today.
Mel - do I have to come and beat some sense into you. Mind you I probably would have done the same myself. I love to go out on the verandah and watch the thunder and lightning and to hear the rumble of rain on the roof and ground.
Nothing much else happening around here. Time to go get breakfast, hang out the washing and go shower and get ready for work. Glad you all enjoyed the workout.
Hope the day is as wonderful as you are! :hb: :celebrate:
The teddy bear was so sweet - seems Dave put a lot of thought into it and seems to want you to remember which present he gave you :lol:
Have a great day to celebrate you :hat:
06-12-2008, 02:13 AM
Loved the bear and the upside down comment Shad! You are very clever. :D Did you get much work done? I started out slow but finished with a bang - there's alot of scurrying going on due to the battery of emails I sent out today questioning the numbers. Like you, I did better in Geometry too. Algebra, specifically Business Algebra drove me out of college one semester. Took me 6 years to get back to school again - so great was the fear :rofl: Although in my job now I have to use the maths - sometimes I get it, sometimes I need help, sometimes I just have my own way of figuring it out!
Yes Patty- as adoring as the little beggars may look, it's probably best to stick with their own food. Maybe we'd be better off if we had people food in cans like they do.
Duck everyone - Shy's cleaning and she'll put you to work if she sees you idle. LOL
Michelle - hope that's the end of the car stuff after such a large investment. But worth it if the car is very dependable. Good thing you are on a hill. I can't ever remember Wisconsin getting that much rain. They are playing the clip of the lake house on Lake Delton falling into the water. I wondered about people who build on the Mississippi that often floods, but Lake Delton??? You had a very snowy winter too, didn't you? Stay warm and dry. Guess you can't even plant yet if everything is soggy.
Hey Mel - while you're out, can you pick up a few things for me too? :lol: Glad to hear you got some cleaner air - enjoy it while it lasts.
When's the vacation Ceejay?
It's late - I have to get to bed. Good night to all of you already sleeping and to those just starting the day.
06-12-2008, 08:59 AM
:hb: CAME TO WISH ANOTHER FAST HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR ANNIE!! I LOVED THE POST ABOUT THE BF'S THOUGHTFUL GIFTS!! WOW!! THIS GUY IS A KEEPER. KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED THAT IT ALL WORKS OUT! :gift:
HAPPY~ GLAD MOM GOT HOME SAFE AND SOUND. WHAT AN AZZ THAT SAT NEXT TO HER! GIVE ME YOUR LIST AND I'LL DO ALL THE SHOPPING IF DH BBQ'S AND WE CAN HAVE OUR UMBRELLA DRINKS BY THE POOL :beach:
SHAD~ HAVE YOU A DATE FOR JAKARTA? HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING READING IN THE SUN. ANY SNOW YET? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: BACK TO WORK YOU WENCH!
MICHELLE~ $800! YIKES! I THOUGHT ONLY MY CHAIRS COST A LOT FOR REPAIRS. ONE MOTOR IS MORE THAN THAT AND I HAVE ONE ON EACH SIDE!! :lol3: :lol3: MAYBE MY INSURANCE COMPAANY WOULD BE BETTER OFF BUYING ME A MANUAL CHAIR AND HIRING A NICE MUSCLE BOUND MAN TO PUSH ME! :belly: HOW GOES YOUR GETTING ON TRACK? THINKING OF YOU :hug:
PATTY~ PEOPLE FOOD ALMOST DID MY FRIEND'S DOG IN ALSO. GLAD THINGS ARE GETTING BACK TO "NORMAL".
RENNIE.....TOTE THAT BARGE....LIFT THAT BALE!!:rollpin:
ELLEN~ TAKE CARE AT THE GYM. ARE YOU ALLOWED TO SWIM ALSO IN A PUBLIC POOL? STAY WELL FRIEND!
I GOT UP EARLY AND WAS READY IN A FLASH FOR SHOPPING. THE BUS WITH THE A/C IN IT IS FIXED. THE OTHER A/C UNIT IN MY REGULAR BUS IS KAPUT THEY THINK. IT'S BEEN REPLACE AND REPAIRED MANY TIMES BUT NO DICE. SO WILLY WILL USE THIS OTHER BUS FOR THE SUMMER. I WAS NOT AS PREPARED AS I SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOR THE HEAT. THERE WAS NO EXCUSE EITHER. WE ALL HAD PLENTY OF WARNING...JUST LAZY!
SO I FILLED THE FREEZER WITH TV DINNERS, MEATS AND VEGGIES. I AM READY FOR THE NEXT ONE:flame:
I AM OFF TO THE LAND OF COUPONS AND CASH REGISTERS! HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!! :moped:
06-12-2008, 09:28 AM
Just a quick drop-in to wish our Annie a
VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
and a terrific weekend with Delicious Dave. :love:
Happy, didn't you know - they do have people food in cans! Potato chips in cans, cake frosting comes in cans, even baba au rum can be bought in cans! :rofl:
Mel, happy shopping. Stay away from the goodies in cans!!! :lol3:
Shad, has DS continued to keep things clean? Has he introduced the new lady to mom yet? ;)
Gotta go, soon I'll be running late yet again and it's just too muggy out there to rush. :wave: :wave: to all the chicks I've missed.
06-12-2008, 09:51 AM
Delicious Dave :rofl: :rofl:
Folks, I think we have a winner here. And I didn't even realize we were having a "give Annie's old BF a cool nickname" contest :lol:
I will never be able to look at Pringle's canned potato chips (crisps for you Shad) the same way again!
Then again there is canned potted meat (what duh heck is dat???) and the ever popular SPAM spiced ham. :p :barf: :p :barf: :p :barf: Think I'd rather eat Alpo or Fancy Feast but I think I'll stick on my course of eating what I can pull out of the ground ;)
Nice morning talk, eh?
Now that I've ruined your appetite, happy shopping Mel. Sorry :o
Carry on fine ladies... Happy Birthday Annie - I'll skip the cake but save me a drink :hat:
06-12-2008, 09:54 AM
Oh and Michelle - I REALLY like your new avatar!
Do you think the whole website developement bandwagon has sort of petered out? I have a relative that's into it commercially in NYC and even he's having a tough time.
06-12-2008, 11:27 AM
Happy Thursday ladies --
and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNIE!!
More big storms due today. Hopefully, they won't cause injuries or more property damage in the midwest. After work and exercising last night, I went to the library and got Jillian Michaels book "Winning by Losing". Of course, after I got it home, I realized that I need to open up my 100 Days book again as that book offers good suggestions/motivation. But it's good to have lots of reading material for when I'm on the treaddie or elliptical.
Patty - I'm so glad to hear that Blackie is doing better. What a relief that must be for you! The only "people" food we give our dogs now is lettuce. They are just fiends for it. Weird, huh? When we make salads they go crazy and won't stop pestering until they get some crunchy lettuce dropped their way.
Shad - You're right...$800 is a lot, but it's cheaper in the long run than $200/month car payments. Plus, it will last a long time now, probably another 100K miles. Sounds like you are definitely a pro at car shopping...I'll bet the salesmen realize quickly that you know your stuff! It's kind of ironic here...it seems like most of the contests that are giving away cars are giving away HUGE Hummers or gas guzzling Trucks or SUVs. Apparently those aren't selling (no surprise with the high cost of gas), so they're giving them away.
Happy - Unfortunately, it's not just Lake Delton. There are a lot more lakes and rivers that are threatening to breach their dams. A small section of Interstate 94 between Milwaukee and Madison has been closed in one direction due to a river that runs under it being close to cresting and going over the freeway. We did have a snowy winter, and a soggy spring/summer, but the farmers have still planted (as have we). It depends on where you live as to whether the crops/plants are okay. If you're in an area with good drainage (like me), everything is okay (knock on wood), but other places aren't faring as well. I don't think website development will ever be gone. Companies will always need websites, even if only very basic ones with descriptions of what they do and where they are located. But in today's economy, I think businesses might be getting their employees training on website development rather than contracting it out. Which essentially means they'll get what they pay for. Companies don't have to spend tens of thousands of dollars for a quality website, but a company should be willing to spend more than a couple hundred to have a decent website. Otherwise, the website will look like they only spent a couple hundred. Just my opinion, of course. Okay. I'll get off my :soapbox:
Mel - I hope you have a good day food shopping and that it's not too hot today.
Carla - Great to hear from you! I hope you're doing well! Try and stay cool, despite the muggy weather.
Gotta go...busy day today.
A big :wave: and :hug: to all!
06-12-2008, 11:36 AM
Happy Birthday Annie! Enjoy your weekend with Delicious Dave!
I never made it to the gym...I still get these weird stomach pains and nausea so I had to rest instead. The neighbor's grandkids came over, and my kids forgot about going swimming. We did go to the mall after dinner and walked around there for about an hour. Have to call mom and let her know that I found the pants she was looking for...at least the trip will save her from having to go thru all the stores to find one specific item.
Have to go eat...going to try to oatmeal, as cereal has not been sitting well.
06-12-2008, 11:39 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the birthday wishes....
hmmmm, delicious Dave....how cute. I will let you know how delicious after he leaves. wink wink.
Still celebrating....had a mango margarita last night at Cancun. YUM.
Have a marvelous day everyone.
love and hugs.
06-12-2008, 12:23 PM
Annie - the mango margarita sounds yummy. I hope Dave is yummy too. :wink:
Ellen - I hope you're feeling better today. Take it easy....don't overdo.
06-12-2008, 01:14 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Annie, Hope you have a good week end.
06-12-2008, 05:15 PM
Well, off to dinner with my dad. We share the same birthday!! He wants to go to Texas Roadhouse. So my mom said we will go to Red Lobster. How funny is she.
Have a great evening.
Love and Hugs
06-12-2008, 07:33 PM
FROM COOKING LIGHT MAGAZINE:
This light, refreshing soup is a fine start (or end) to a meal.
Place first 7 ingredients in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Add yogurt; process just until blended. Chill for 3 hours. Sprinkle each serving with lemon rind.
5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
CALORIES 124(10% from fat); FAT 1.4g (sat 0.7g,mono 0.3g,poly 0.2g); IRON 0.6mg; CHOLESTEROL 4mg; CALCIUM 145mg; CARBOHYDRATE 25.1g; SODIUM 47mg; PROTEIN 4.2g; FIBER 2.2g
:cofdate: NOW LET ME SEE....DID I BUY ANYTHING IN CANS? WITH CANS? HAVING ANYTHING TO DO WITH CANS? DID I EVEN FIND ANY CANS? :dunno: NOT SURE...I'LL HAVE TO CHECK MY REGISTER LIST. :rofl:
BUT I HAVE A PIMPLE ON MY CAN...DOES THAT COUNT?? TMI?? :lol3: :lol3:
ANOTHER LONG DAY. SEEMS THERE AREN'T ENOUGH HOURS IN THE DAY FOR ME AND I WANT TO STAY OUT SO MUCH TOO! JEN HAD TO DROP THE CAR OFF FOR REPAIRS LOCALLY SO WE SPENT THE DAY TOGETHER. NICE QUIET TIME. I MIGHT BE OUT AGAIN TOMORROW SO I CAME HERE TO CHECK IN LEST YOU SEND THE HOUNDS OUT AFTER ME. :look:
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT AND A WONDERFUL FRIDAY!!
HERE COMES ANDOTHER FUN AND SUN WEEKEND :sunny:
CARLA...DELICIOUS DAVE :rofl: :rofl: ONLY YOU!!!
SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS AND :hug: YOUR WAY!!!
ANNIE...DON'T FORGET TO TAKE NOTES! GOTTA GET MY JOLLIES SOMEHOW!! :lol3: :lol3: I REALLY DO NEED A LIFE OF MY OWN!!
MICHELLE~ ALL THESE STORMS ARE SO DANG FREAKY. ONE NEVER KNOWS WHERE THE NEXT ONE WILL HIT. STAY SAFE. WE JUST HEARD THE ONE ABOUT THE BOY SCOUT CAMP.....SAT HERE CRYING. VERY SAD. :hug:
AND I MEANT TO TELL YOU THAT I LOVE YOUR AVATAR THIS MORNING. I NOTICED IT RIGHT AWAY. MY DD WOULD LOVE IT...AND THE COLOR!!
ELLEN~ FEEL BETTER HUN AND TAKE IT EASY!! :hug:
HAPPY....POTTED MEAT IS LIKE THE CANS OF DEVILED HAM? CHICKEN? ETC...RIGHT? YOU COULD NEVER SPOIL MY APPETITE. MY TUMMY DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY!! :dance: HAVE A GREAT LAST DAY OF WORK!
:wave: TO SHAD WHO SHOULD BE HERE ANY MOMENT!!!
06-12-2008, 07:38 PM
Ohhh Mel - that sounds yummy and with fresh strawberries at the Farmer's Market, I'll have to try that. :hungry:
06-12-2008, 09:20 PM
I'm here, I'm here. Had to go get Happy's exercise in. Hope she feels good about it. I just would like to sleep. Do we share the calorie workout or is Happy taking them all?
So I have been to gym, done the shopping and am now home to start work. Got a fair bit done yesterday and last night, but it doesn't help when you don't get answers from those who should know. So I will just do it by myself and hope it is not too far off the mark. You do what you can - right?
I need a shower and breakfast as well so this will be short and sweet and I'll come back for personals at lunch time.
Weather seems to have settled down and we are having some beautiful days. I do spend some time out there during the day. Shame to waste that beautiful blue sky and sunshine.
I'll be back
06-13-2008, 12:11 AM
I am so tired of taking it easy...wishing I had some semblance of energy. I am wiped out after shopping with my mom and sister today, and we didn't even have to walk too much becuase I scouted the stores last night. Mom and Claire got some cute things, and I picked up some new workout pants...hopefully they will still fit after the baby.
On that note, I am the ONLY person I know who has to get pregnant to lose weight...and I am not talking 5 pounds. I weighed today on my scale and according to that I have lose 21 pounds in the last 10 weeks!!! How weird is that...I lost with my first two pregnancies, but I was much sicker with those...ending up in the hospital because of dehydration. Oh well...I guess I am just special. :wink: Anyways, I don't recommend losing the way I did, barely able to eat or drink anything.
Have to get moving, I have an OB appt tomorrow, and I am hoping to squeeze in a hair cut too in the morning. will have to feel my way to the bedroom, as I am sooo tired!
06-13-2008, 09:02 AM
Ellen - thanks to unrelenting morning sickness, my niece gave birth weighing less than she did before she got pregnant. (she said that was of little comfort :lol: ) BUT the baby is an angel so she thinks that maybe she caught a break due to the most uncomfortable pregnancy - something to hold out hope for :lol: Besides, aren't you getting to the point where you are very tired all the time? Hope you feel better soon.
Thank you for exercising for me Shad - I do appreciate it and yes, I'm feeling a bit stiff today but nothing a good stretch won't remedy :D Glad to hear that you finally got a break in the weather - hope you can get out and enjoy it with the weekend upon us.
Mel - I thought Jen had taken off already. Did she decide she'd miss you too much and change her mind? Sometimes there's no place like home.
Hope you enjoyed the dual birthday Annie - did it wind up as steak or fish? Pretty neat to share a birthday with dad. Countdown to Dave begins... chicks await anxiously :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :D
Hope you're doing ok Michelle. Yesterday I heard random unexpected thunder at work (we had some pop up storms due to the heat). When looking at the radar I checked up your way and there were more nasty storms. The weather channel had a warning that a tornado HAD been sighted in the Milwaukee area and to take immediate cover. :yikes: I don't ever remember such a long bout of bad weather that way -- and you're way past tornado season too. Everything is delayed this season. Hope all is well up your way. Good for you for digging out the 100 Days book again. I keep thinking about it :o
Did you get the house all spiffy Shy? I'll bet you did!
I'm very tired this morning. Was getting ready for bed last night and I heard what I thought was a gurgling in the toilet area (my loo and tub are in a separate room from the sink and vanity. I peeked around the door and was about to jiggle the handle when I noticed the floor was all wet and there was steady dripping from the shut off valve. I turned it as much as I could but it didn't do a thing for the drip. I laid some towels down and had to go wake up DH who was really getting his snore on. He was deeply asleep as I had a hard time waking him up but it was leaking too much to just leave it all night long. After much fussing, cussing, twisting and turning, we - well HE actually - got it stopped. Turns out the gasket in the aging toilet is breaking down. But I didn't get to sleep until well after 1am and had to get up early as I have an early morning presentation today. It's one of those "hard to keep your head upright and eyes open" kind of days. DH was going to try decaf coffee to see if it cures his ailments but this morning that gets shoved to the back burner and bring out the full strength :lol: I'm about to jump in the shower - might have to make a shot of that cold to open up the peepers :yikes: Might even splurge and pick up a Starbucks on the way in. Gonna be a long day... :yawn: At least I'm glad it's Friday.
Hellos to Carla, Madcat, Ruth and those I've missed. I'm off to try and wake up...
HAPPY FRIDAY! THE FASTEST WEEK I HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME. MAYBE BECAUSE IT WAS CHOCK FULL OF CHIT! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
TAKING THE DAY OFF. JEN IS STILL HERE AND WE WILL SPEND TIME WITH OUR FRIEND AND ENCOURAGE HER WITH HER NEW FOUND WEIGHTLOSS. SHE IS DOING SO WELL....I AM JEALOUS! NOTHING NEW WXCEPT IT LOOKS TO BE A VERY LOVELY WEEKEND AND LOTS OF TIME FOR GETTING OUT AND ABOUT. IF ANYONE WORKS IT WOULD ONLY BE BALA AND HE TAKES CARE OF HIMSELF! :dance:
SO LADIES...ENJOY THE WEEKEND:moped:
HAPPY....DID YOU SAY STARBUCKS???YUM YUM!!!!
TOO BAD ABOUT THE TOILET...WHY DO THESE THINGS ALWAYS HAPPEN AT NIGHT?? THE WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE. GOOD LUCK WITH THE MEETING. WE JUST MISSED EACH OTHER! JEN CAME HOME BECAUSE THE CAR REPAIR SHOP IS NEARBY AND DAD DROPPED HER OFF HERE SO SHE COULD PICK IT BACK UP WHEN IT WAS READY. SHE WILL BE GONE AGAIN IF SHE ISN'T ALREADY. :lol3:
SHAD....I'LL DO MY OWN EXERCISNG NOW I THINK OF IT AND YOU CAN WATCH MY CALORIES INSTEAD. I ALWAYS HATED THAT PART! :rofl: HOPING YOU GET AT LEAST SOME OF YOUR WANTED ANSWERS!!!
ELLEN...SOON THE BABY WILL BE HERE AND YOU WILL BE DONE WITH RESTING. JUST HANG IN THERE. GUESS BY NOW YOU ARE USED TO THE "DRILL". :bb:
06-13-2008, 10:08 AM
Happy Friday ladies -
TGIF. After last weekend's wild weather, followed by this week's thunderstorms, flooding, etc., I need a relaxing weekend. We still haven't gotten any flooding thank goodness. But so many towns and cities are under water around us, I can't help but feel for those people who are fighting the clock and rising waters to put sandbags out to try and save their homes. In fact, DH and I were going to go to a nearby community to help sandbag last night as they were looking for volunteers...but we learned there was no way for us to get there as most of the roads were flooded.
Thanks for all the compliments about my new avatar. I actually have a poster with the same picture, so when I found the avatar, I knew I had to use it.
Annie - I hope you enjoyed your b'day dinner.
Mel - The strawberry soup recipe sounds wonderful!! Thanks for sharing! Yes, it was so sad about the tornado that hit the boy scout camp.
Shad - Good for you for taking time out to enjoy the beautiful weather when you can. It can be so frustrating at work when you don't get the necessary answers to your questions.
Ellen - Just listen to your body and rest when you need to.
Happy - I'm doing fine. There were BIG and LOUD storms last night, but we're still safe and dry. We're hoping it won't rain much today and hoping for sun tomorrow. Sunday is supposed to be storm again. I haven't quite dug out the 100 days book yet. Last night, I worked on a puzzle with DMIL instead. Sorry your plumbing problems kept you up late. We didn't sleep much either because of loud (and bright) storms that lasted until 2:30 a.m.
Well, I've got a ton of stuff to get done today...but first I have to wake up and smell (and drink) the coffee!! :lol:
Here's to a great Friday for all of us!
06-13-2008, 12:10 PM
Why is it that plumbing problems appear at bed time or in the middle of the night. It could have been much worse. Good that you saw it when you did.
:wave: I see you egg light aglow.
to the rest :wave: I'm not in a talkative mood today.
I've gained several fluid pounds and it's showing up in my hands and other areas of my body. It makes me miserable.
06-13-2008, 03:18 PM
Happy Friday Girlie Girls...........
MEL...the strawberry soup sounds wonderful. I printed it for another girl here in the office to try.
Shad...you go girl, you are on that exercising.
UPS...all the taking it easy will be worth that sweet lil babe soon to join us.
Happy....thank God it was only a gasket and not an entire pipe in the wall problem.
Diyana...Isn't the flooding the saddest. I watch it on the news and just want to cry for those people. How heartbreaking to lose everything.
Ceejay...drink lots of water with lemon, it is a natural diuretic. Feel better, my dear.
Getting ready for the big date weekend. Stomach is doing flip flops, had the poo's this morning. Crapped my panties twice before I even left the house for work. I am such a dork.
It is raining now, but supposed to be a beautiful weekend hi 82 both days. Little humidity.
Hello to everyone...will chat back on Sunday night or Monday.
Love and hugs...
06-13-2008, 04:17 PM
Suppose to be beautiful here too. Hope we all have a great weekend. Happy birthday
Water weight can be terrible. It effects how our clothes fit. My watch can get so tight I have to take it off. My rings use to do the same thing.
Your avatar is very pretty.
That is so wonderful of you to support your friend. Why am I not surprised lol you are a wonderful person. Oh, that sounds so yummmy. If I feel better later we are going to try that. If not today then tomorrow.
I didn't do much of anything yesterday. I started my DOT today and yesterday my ovaries were killing me. I layed in bed all day with Bella in my drug induced stupor lol. Plumbing problems, oh aren't they the worst. I am lucky that my father knew how to do everything, built our house too. I am pretty good at all kinds of things. Sure saves on repair bills lol.
As long as you are eating good losing weight while preggy is great.
It is just wonderful out. I am not quite feeling the same but I made sure I went out and sat on the porch for awhile.
06-13-2008, 04:40 PM
Rennie....where are you in Ohio?
06-13-2008, 06:44 PM
Rennie - sorry that you aren't feeling well. Take care of yourself - let Leslie take a break and make you some tea instead of marching you around the room :) Hope you feel better soon - let Bella be your heating pad.
Annie - have a great weekend with Dave and whomever else you might be celebrating with.
Mel - I see you found another person to mentor. Be kind and gentle to them :hug: and give me an old whack on the head :rollpin: :rofl: And have a little fun yourself, will you? I sent you an email today...
Well with the toilet needing repairs it doesn't look too promising for work on the pool. I don't want to push DH but I'm afraid we're not even going to get to use it this year :(
Left overs for dinner tonight - it's kind of warm outside - was hoping to get some more yard work done. I'm almost thinking I have to be Shad and get up at sunrise so I can go out when it's cool out. After all, pulling weeds and sweeping doesn't make much noise. But it might when I fall over on the ground fast asleep :lol:
Have a good weekend ladies, talk to you later.
Ceejay - I was going to suggest the lemon water too. I suggested it to my boss for her Jenny Craig weigh in and she said it actually does help with the bloat. Personally I feel we are just carrying around alot of excess humidity from this funky weather lately. Have a great weekend.
Geez Michelle - that's getting darn scary with the weather lately. You might be using that boat for more than fishing :yikes: Enjoy your time off and have fun with the MIL.
06-13-2008, 07:55 PM
*snort* happy is going to do a shad and get up early and sweep???? *snort*.
I'm off to Body balance class. Will get back on when I get back. I should have stopped laughing by then
06-13-2008, 09:00 PM
*snort* happy is going to do a shad and get up early and sweep???? *snort*.
I'm off to Body balance class. Will get back on when I get back. I should have stopped laughing by then
After 6 years she knows me all too well :rofl:
06-13-2008, 11:13 PM
I'm back from gym. I'm still cackling along.
But hello everyone anyway.
Ellen - 21 pounds in 10 weeks? :faint: Still I have no wish (nor any further ability) to be in your position. Life will get back to normal. It will just take some time.
Happy - so sorry that poor DH got roused in the middle of the night. At least you heard it and it didn't run all night. I'll come over and make coffee for the DH - I do a real strong variety. He will be wired when we've finished. These things have a habit of breaking down when they get old. I have one that is similar. However since I will replace the loo shortly I haven't bothered to replace the seals and things.
Sorry to hear that the pool will have to wait somewhat longer.
Mel - yeah I did get some answers and some praise - only problem is I'm not sure which document he is talking about. I've sent so many *sigh*
Glad to hear you have been having some positive time with the losing friend and with Jen. Take in some sunshine, sunshine.
Michelle - isn't it annoying that you want to help and you try to help and either Mother Nature or the local cop tells you NO!
Annie - have a tasty weekend with delicious Dave. Have fun and be careful. We have our tongues hanging out waiting for the details
Rennie - sorry to hear that you are not feeling too good. Get better soon. Go yell at the kids, always make you feel better.
Right - that's it. I have a list of things to do. I'd better go get started on them or I may still be at it when Happy is calling it quits and going to bed. So hi ho its off to work I go. Outside, heaving out the weeds that the run and sun have brought on. I could always sit on the patio and watch them grow I suppose too........
06-14-2008, 07:58 AM
MICHELLE~ HARD TO BELIEVE THERE SI SO SUMCH FLOODING AND INACCESSIBLE ROADS. IN ALL MY YEARS I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS MANY. IT WAS GOOD OF YOU AND DH TO TRY TO GET THERE TO HELP. STAY SAFE :hug:
CEEJAY SORRY FOR THE WATER RETENTION. WOMANHOOD CAN BE A BUMMER THAT WAY :hug:
ANNIE~ STAY CALM. BREATHE IN AND OUT SLOWLY :lol3a: DON'T FORGET THE DETAILS!!!! ABOVE ALL HAVE A GREAT TIME.
RENNIE~ HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON. I BET BELLA MADE YOU FEEL BETTER TOO! :hug:
HAPPY~ THANKS SO MUCH FOR MY WHEELS OF FIRE! I MISSED THEM. I LOOK AT YOUR CARD EVERY DAY FOR A PEP TALK AND IT HANGS OVER MY COMPUTER LAMP! I STILL LOVE IT. I HAVEN'T BEATEN MY FRIEND YET BUT CAME CLOSE :lol3: SHE IS SOOOO CREATIVE WITH THE MT PLAN THAT HER DIETING IS MUCH DIFFERENT THAN MINE WAS....AND DELICIOUS! WISH SHE COULD COOK FOR ME AND YOU! BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU FALL ASLEEP AND END UP ON THE GROUND....BETTER TAKE A NICE COZY QUILT WITH YOU AND STRATEGICALLY PLACE IT FOR JUST SUCH AN EMERGENCY :beach:
SHAD~ SO GLAD HAPPY PUT YOU IN SUCH A GOOD MOOD. I AM SURE THE PEOPLE AT THE GYM ALL BENEFITTED FROM THE SNORTING AND RAUCOUS LAUGHTER. GO AHEAD AND SIT AND WATCH THE WEEDS GROW. :beach: YOU CAN ALWAYS MOVE YOUR LAPTOP AND MAKE AN OUTDOOR LAPTOP AS WELL:sunny: I GOT LOTS OF SUN THESE LAST FEW DAYS. HOPE YOU FIGURE OUT THE MYSTERY OF WHICH DODO HE IS PRAISING YOU FOR :queen:
:cofdate: THIS WEEK I CLEANED OUT MY LIBRARY DOWN IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM. THE WEIGHT OF THE BOOKS IS JUST TOO MUCH FOR FOREARMS AND SHOULDERS SO IN THE END, I AM PASSING THE BUCK ALONG TO 2 SENIORS WHO WANT THE JOB. ONE OF WHICH IS MUCH MORE ACTIVE THAN I AM NOW. IT'S KIND OF A BITTERSWEET MOMENT.
ANYTHING THAT COULD GO WRONG ON FRIDAY THE 13TH DID. THE DAY OF HAVOC ENDED WITH A WOMAN COMING HOME BATTERED AND BRUISED FALLING OFF A BUS. NURSE MEL CLEANED HER UP IN THE LOBBY AND HAD HELP. THANK GOD MY MAINT. MEN STAY WITH ME EVEN WHEN THERE IS NO HOPE OF OVERTIME PAY. IT'S FUNNY HOW THEY JUST "DO IT". WITHOUT A WORD WATER AND PAPER TOWELS APPEAR. GOOD LADS. :hug:
PROBLEMS WENT ON INTO THE NIGHT AND ABOUT 10 I FINALLY FELL INTO BED EXHAUSTED. :cloud9: QUIET TODAY AND I AM HOPING IT LASTS!!:dance:
AS A FAN OF TIM RUSSERT (AN NBC NEWSMAN) I WAS VERY SADDENED TO HEAR OF HIS UNEXPECTED DEATH AT 58. THE LAST OF A DYING BREED, TIM WAS THE GENTLEMAN OF ALL NEWSMEN. IT'S A SHAME MORE MEN AND WOMEN IN HIS PROFESSION DON'T TAKE A LESSON FROM HIM AND STOP THIS TRASHY NEWS REPORTING THAT THEY THINK IS SO SMART.
WELL GIRLS....I AM OFF TO THE SHOWER I NEVER GOT TO LAST NIGHT AND CHANGE MY SHEETS AS WELL! THEN REST IS IN ORDER FOR THE WEEKEND. JEN HAS RETURNED TO THE SUMMER PLACE AND RICHIE HAS SOME TIME OFF SO THEY CAN CLEAR OUT THE OLD TRAILER AND THE NEW 40 FOOTER CAN GO IN IT'S PLACE.....QUEEN SIZE BEDS AND ALL! :cheer3: :cheer3:
HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY AND GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE :scooter:
06-14-2008, 11:39 AM
You have had a rough day. Stay in your jammies today.
Did you get some rain last night and early this morning? Thanks for the tip of the lemon water. That's what my aunt and uncle drink.
I wish I had your get up and go attitude. I've never been an early morning person.
I'm on day three of my three day week end. It's back to work tomorrow for one day and then on vacation for 7. I do go to Paragould to class Monday-Wednesday for water license but after that I'm home. My aunt suggested that I come and stay with them but this is going to be to much time away from home, and I do have clogged sinuses. She is scheduled to have parathyroid surgery on Wednesday. Her body is making to much calcium. I don't want to take any chances on making her sick.
to all the rest :wave: and have a good week end.
06-14-2008, 11:58 AM
Good morning chicks,
I was just about to sit down and post when DH got back from the store. Need to help him fix the toilet. Will be back later. Carry on...
06-14-2008, 12:30 PM
I am in North East Ohio south west of Cleveland.
In my drug induced stupor I haven't cared much what is going on around this house lol. Bella and I have layed in bed and watched 100's of old movies lol.
The kids are smart enough to not be around me. They know I will make them work around the house lol. They did go out and do all the yard work for me.
Bella thought it was great fun. She isn't allowed on the furniture or my bed. She has been allowed to lay on my bed with me lol.
06-14-2008, 10:24 PM
Gym is done, breakfast on the patio with the Sunday paper is done, coffee is done and there is work to be getting on with, so I will take a few more minutes and chat here.
I sincerely hope Annie and Happy are losing with all this exercise. I'm not. Life is not fair. Time to get back on track I think.
Mel - it's not a pretty moment when you realise that what you used to do all night, now takes you all night to do. Take courage my friend and see if something else is available for you to do. Maybe cataloguing the library or something. Nice to know the guys are around for you to lean on when necessary. You are right about the newspeople today being full of trash and pithy comments that make the news somehow seem a bit demeaned. Sorry to hear of the passing of a good newsreader.
Ceejay - there are times when my get up and go, gets up and just goes. I have to be a morning person because I can no longer be a night person. Otherwise I would spend the majority of the day in bed!! Good luck with the classes and the holiday. Hope you get what you want out of the education. I'm sure you will.
Happy - what would you like me to carry on about. Is that loo fixed yet? I can carry on quite easily as you know :soap:
Rennie - hope you are feeling better today.
And with that I am about to venture out into the sun and did some more weeds from the garden, get rid of some of the rubbish, get cracking on some planning to see what is going to go in the garden this year if anything. I may well try some tomatoes in pots (I can water those with a bucket) because the price of tommies is almost sky high. This will go with the homemade bread and rolls (price of a wholemeal rolls went from 55c to 90c in less than three weeks. Just plain ridiculous. The DB2 came over yesterday to borrow some tools and smelt the fresh bread - and ate half a loaf of the stuff. Then he and the nephew came over last night to watch the footy and between them demolished an entire loaf of sourdough bread. Hmm maybe it is not so cheap to make your own after all.... DS2 managed to eat his way through about half a loaf the other night before his shower and before he went out to dinner - only to come home and announce that the bread served with dinner was not as good as mine - the rest of the loaf got scarfed down at that point. So the breadmake is on constantly - maybe it would be cheaper to buy the stuff.
Okay - I'm outa here
06-15-2008, 12:41 AM
Evening/morning All! Had a busy, but relaxing day...went with DH and My sis and Brother to soft ball practice...I kept an eye on the kiddies, mine and our friend's, got a little sun, then went back to the shade. I brought my tea with me, so I had plenty to drink. Then we decided to throw an impromptu bar-b-que for DS and DD2 b-days. was nice, and I barely had to do anything DH and Dad cooked, then my Brother cleaned up. I have already showered, so baring any major MS, I Am all set to go to church. After that we are going to see DMIL...she does not know about the new baby, so we will tell her tomorrow. Have 911 on speed dial LOL
We heard the baby's heart beat on Fri...so much fun. And I am ok'ed for getting back to the gym, even doing some weights! I would love to go in the morning, butI need to get some work done with the kids over the summer, so I Am planning on working with them in the morning, then after lunch heading over to work out(I feel better in the afternoon anyways) and hopefully taking the kids to the pool too. I need to find some nice and easy dinners, as being in the kitchen and cooking is still difficult. well, I guess I have chatted for longer than I intended...side effect of feeling better.
06-15-2008, 07:42 AM
CEEJAY~ TOOK YOUR ADVICE AND I DID STAY IN MY JAMMIES! :dance: HOPE YOUR LAST DAY WAS A GOOD ONE TOO. SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS FOR YOUR LICENSE AND YOUR AUNT'S SURGERY. :hug:
HAPPY....SHE NEVER CAME BACK SO ARE WE TO ASSUME THE TOILET MONSTER GO HER AND DH AS WELL? :yikes: :cry:
RENNIE AND BELLA ARE SAFELY TUCKED UP IN BED FOR A MOVIE MARATHON!
SHAD~I KNEW I SMELT SOMETHING GOOD!! YUM! HOMEMADE BREAD!! NO WONDER IT'S GOING LIKE HOTCAKES...ONE OF THE WORLDS MOST FAVORITE SMELLS IS BREAD BAKING IN AN OVEN. JEN AND I WERE GOING TO BUY NA BREADMAKER BUT FIGURED WE'D USE UP A YEARS SUPPLY OF DULCOLAX IN LESS THAN 3 MONTHS! :rofl: :rofl:
ELLEN....GOOD TO HEAR ABOUT SOME IMPROVEMENTS IN THE "FEELING GOOD" DEPARTMENT!
ACCORDING TO THE WEATHER FORECAST, THERE WERE TO BE NO STORMS UNTIL TUESDAY NIGHT AND THEN ONLY A SCATTERED THUNDERSTORM. WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YESTERDAY WE HAD A WHOLE BUNCH OF THUNDER AND LIGHNING STORMS AND THEY BEGAN BEFORE 6 PM ON SATURDAY!!! :rain: TODAY IS DARK AND DREARY HERE AGAIN. WTF!! POOR JEN...I HOPE IT'S NOT RAINING FOR THE TRAILER DELIVERY!
IT WAS SO STIFLING HUMID YESTERDAY THAT I WAS THE ONLY ONE OUTSIDE AND HAD THE BACKYARD TO MYSELF FOR A WHOLE 15 MINUTES BEFORE I TOO COULDN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE! :lol3: HOPE I SOAKED UP ENOUGH VIT. D :beach: TODAY IS ANOTHER JAMMIES DAY. YESTERDAY WAS FILLED WITH SMALL STUFF LIKE BURGLAR ALARMS AND NO BURGLARS, SMOKE ALARMS AND NO SMOKE....
BETTER THAN THE REAL MC COY THOUGH SO I AM NOT COMPLAINING. I HOPE ANNIE IS HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND. ANY SINGLE MOM I KNOW DESERVES ONE.
HAVE A GREAT DAY CHICKLETTES! :moped:
06-15-2008, 12:42 PM
Good morning chicks,
I see the Wheels of Fire are back with us again. :lol: Sometimes it's nice to come back to the old and familiar stuff that makes us feel like... home. :D
Toilet is fixed. Package says "whisper quiet flush" - I don't think so :no: Not that it's so loud it blows you out of bed, but it's not THAT quiet either. :lol: But it works fine and that's all that matters. And DH didn't tear up his back hanging over the toilet and lifting heavy parts and that's good too.
Shad, not to shock you but I did get up at 6am. Took a peek outside - too early for Mr. Feral to show up looking for breakfast and it was very, very soggy outside. The night before we had drenching storms. So I saluted you and went back to bed for an hour :s: While DH was inside with the water off, I went outside and cleared all the weeds from one side of the house where the rose "garden" is located. Afterwards I told DH he had to praise me and tell me how nice it looked and thank me - just like I have to do to him :rofl: He did. He said he was telling me as he walked by on the driveway but I had my back to him and my Ipod on and I was busy singing Beatles tunes (off key he said :no: ) so I didn't hear him. That makes one section down, 2 huge lengths in the front of the house to go yet. We decided to take out the roses because despite Shad's advice, they just don't seem to want to grow there. So we showered up, stopped at the nursery and picked up 2 hibiscus plants. They have giant flowers on them, I prefer the breed that has smaller blooms but about this time of year, things are getting pretty picked over. We have some shrubs in the front that for some reason are dying and we also have some spirea that DH hates (he hacked it to bits 2 years ago but it keeps coming back). I think we're going to replace them with these double knockout rose shrubs (see pics below). They are much more hearty than regular roses - more a shrub with flowers that bloom from spring until the first frost. I think they will be pretty. And the cover is coming off the frog pond, um I mean pool today - so we'll see how bad it looks in there.
So you're getting the muggy, stuffy weather too Mel? It's a shame to get cheated out of those few weeks of clean, gorgeous weather we call spring and float right into the summer stuff. Enjoy your jammie day. Are you still doing the pedals? I'm sorry you had to turn over the library duties. Maybe you should look at it as a transition from worker bee to boss lady. Heaven knows we need people to organize the shift crews.
Shad - there is nothing that beats the taste of homemade bread. And that heavenly smell :T Nice thing about the breadmaker is that it takes care of everything for you, including the sometimes tricky getting the dough to rise - and you don't have to heat up the house with the oven on. That is crazy about the price of rolls going up so much. What is the reasoning behind that? Right now there is a big tomato scare in the United States. Certain types of tomatoes have become infected with the samonella virus. They know that it is entering the inside of the tomatoe via the spot where the vine meets the fruit but our wonderful government has not been able to figure out the source of the infection. As a result, tons and tons of vegetables are rotting and going to waste. Ours is not one of the states that has reported any outbreaks and this time of year I try to buy my vegetables from the locally grown farmers markets anyway so we should be ok. And thank you for all of your exercising. I jumped on the scale yesterday and saw a number that I haven't seen in a long while. It was fleeting (I generally bounce between 3 pounds) but it was encouraging. So your efforts on my behalf are paying off :D I would exercise for you but I'm afraid we would cancel out each other's efforts - so I'll exercise for Mel and she can pedal for you. Although my money would be on picking up the exercise machine Michelle as your virtual workout buddy :lol:
Hope you're feeling better today Shy.
Ceejay - surely you don't have to take vacation time to take classes to keep up with your license? That would be wrong... vacation is precious. And yes, we got dumped on with those strong storms Friday night. We thought they would have stayed north but you must have pushed them down by us :lol:
Ellen - when it comes to quick and easy meals - I strongly suggest you take a look at www.kraftfoods.com - they also have a free magazine (I think it's published quarterly). But they specialize in 30 minute or less meals - most of them using (surprise) Kraft Foods ingredients like dressings and cheese and such. I have tried many of the recipes from the magazine and website and was very pleasantly surprised at how tasty and easy the foods were. And even with using some prepackaged ingredients, they are not all full of fat and salt like you would think.
In fact, I'm about to go make up my grocery list and I am drawing a blank for ideas so I might take a gander there myself.
Hello to Madcat, Carla, Holly, Ruth, Patty, Painter and Annie who I hope is having a great time with Dave this weekend.
Catch you later...
06-15-2008, 01:05 PM
Forgot to add the rose pics
Close up -
And as the hedge -
06-15-2008, 02:07 PM
http://www.yahoofreak.com/animated%20emoticons/Animal%20Animated%20Emoticons/frog%20eating%20bug.gifI AM SO GLAD YOU GOT ALL THE YUCKIES OUT OF THE FROG POND.....I MEAN POOL! I AM ON MY WAY http://www.yahoofreak.com/3D%20Smileys/3D%20Everyday%20Smileys/swimming.gif
I LOVE THE ROSE HEDGES!! OMG THEY ARE GORGEOUS!! THE CLOSE-UP REALLY TELLS IT ALL! I HAVE TO TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I WAS THAT YOU STILL HAD THE WHEELS OF FIRE WHEN I SENT YOU THE E-MAIL INQUIRY! I FEARED ALL MIGHT BE LOST! I STILL REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE THEM AND I FIRST WORE MY WHEELS PROUDLY IN THE JOURNALS. SEEMS LIKE A LIFETIME AGO! I WAS SO EXCITED TO BE ON A WEBSITE WHERE I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I HAD TO HIDE MY CHAIR. OTHER PLACES NEVER ACKNOWLEDGED THE DISABILITY IF I SPOKE ABOUT SOMETHING. :faint:
SORRY YOU CAN'T FLUSH IN SILENCE LIKE THE BOX READS!
Wow, the roses are beautiful! I did not think you could grow roses that close together.
Unfortunately, you don't have my bosses. I think I'm going to talk to HR and see what I can get by with. This isn't fair at all but I'm not letting my hard earned license lapse. I worked to hard to get it.
Tomatoes--If they are being infected while still being on the vine, I would not put it past someone to either pee or poo on them. Just another way to get back at America.
Glad you took the advice and stayed in your jammies. I did not do much of anything on my three days off. I most diffinately needed some down time.
Yum, yum home made bread. Save me a slice or are you baking roll's, either one will do.
Hello to all the rest:wave:
I'm at work today. Got most evrything caught up. Found a couple of things that I need to tell my boss about. I hate leaving notes but sometimes it's a must.
06-15-2008, 09:08 PM
Gym is done, breakfast is done, coffee is done and it is time to settle down to work - darnit.
Another beautiful day here. Wish I was outside like yesterday but it is not going to happen for a while. Lunch time at the earliest I guess.
I spent yesterday titivating up the orchids and hanging them on the Poinciana tree. They like it there better than under the washing line!!! Well wouldn't you. I have a bright golden yellow cattelya out at the moment. I can see it from my desk - looks like a bolt of sunshine out there.
Manager to get rid of some of the weeds yesterday but I'm not sure I did as much as Happy did. The DS2 had visitors and we stopped for a long chat - he has some 'interesting' friends. Not sure whether this one was a man or a woman or a man/woman - whatever he/she had a better figure than I do! :rofl: I cooked up a pasta lunch, introduced him/her to plunger coffee and then carried on with my work.
Had chowder for dinner and watched a bit of mindless tv then to bed.
Happy - glad to hear one of us is losing something! I'll keep up the effort. Today we did 50 minutes on the treadie, clocked up 6.6km and burned off 537 calories. So hope you lose some more as well.
The roses look great. How long do they take to get to the hedge size and you do realise you will need to trim the hedge?? The hibiscus sounds nice.
Mel - Hope the storms managed to clear the air. Lots of problems in America this year with tornados, flooding etc. However it has had the salutory effect that George W is in London and having tea with the Queen at Windsor Castle. She managed to point out a set of armour belonging to Henry V111 - maybe she thought he should get himself some. Laura was walking with the D. of E. Wonder what gems he came out with. Not known for descretion or suffering in silence, he manages to upset most people fairly easily. It's a gift.
Ceejay - don't work too hard or study too hard - just hard enough to pass the tests.
Gotta go. They will be waking up in Jakarta shortly. I need to get some e-mails away so they think I am working. Catch you all later. By the way, the bread didn't last long enough to send it over. DS2 and good friend B + the he/she took care of that. I have some more cooking so come on down in about an hour or two.
06-15-2008, 09:29 PM
I haven't really been around the last few days. I have been in a lot of pain and I don't really feel like chit chat when this kind of pain hits. I am doing much better. Today I am just taking it easy and trying to get house work done. I have been doing my exercising but I am not counting it to wards any goals because I have because I haven't been putting my all into it. Figured moving the body was better than not moving at all. Hopefully I will be all caught up tonight with housework and laundry and start the week fresh tomorrow with exercise. Haven't had to worry about eating to much because I don't feel like eating at all lol. Good news is the lungs are doing pretty good so I am off the dreaded Prednisone. Haven't taken the pain mead Percoset all day so hopefully tomorrow my head will be clear lol.
06-16-2008, 08:08 AM
CEEJAY~ I HOPE HR LISTENS TO YOU. SAD THAT YOU HAVE TO USE YOUR OWN TIME FOR THE LICENSE. DOWN TIME IS A GOOD THING!
SHAD~ MAYBE BUSH FEELS SAFER IN LONDON AND WILL STAY THERE! GUESS THE REASON FOR THE TRIP IS THE WAR...HE'S ASKED FOR THEM TO PULL OUT A BIT. JUST IN TIME FOR NOVEMBER'S CAMPAIGNING OVER HERE?!?!
HAD A GOOD LAUGH AT THE HE/SHE :rofl:
:cofdate: DARK STORMS AND BRIGHT SUN ABOUND. NEVER KNOW WHEN THE NEXT ONE IS COMING. IT'S ALL MOTHER NATURE'S WAY OF KEEPING US ON OUR TOES.
NOTHING NEW AT ALL HERE....THANK GOD....I LIKE BORING. I COULD ACTUALLY DO BORING FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE! I WOULD NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT AT ALL. MY NEW FOUND WEIGHTLOSS WAS SHORT LIVED. BACK TO 185. :faint: I REALLY MUST GIVE UP TRYING TO GET INTO THE 170'S. IT'S JUST NOT HAPPENING. :rofl:
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY :moped:
06-16-2008, 08:11 AM
RENNIE....SOMEHOW I DIDN'T SEE YOUR POST. HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON :hug: REST UP!
06-16-2008, 09:21 AM
Hi Shad :wave:
You're on ... :chin: LATE?
06-16-2008, 09:43 AM
Mel - you are certainly up early this morning. I know what you mean about the 170's. You'd think that 5 dumb pounds should NOT be that difficult. :dunno: I guess it's a sign that we're getting old when boring and routine is where we want to be :rofl: Wishing you that kind of peaceful day.
Shy - sorry you've had a blown weekend. I remember those days. Glad they are long gone. About all you can do is what you did, grit your teeth and they will be over in a few days and then back around in the blink of an eye it seems :( They do say that moving around is good, of course this was said by a man who does not understand the feeling of having your guts twisted and yanked out :yikes:
I daresay that George W might be over to wish Teel and happy birthday. How nice of him. Too bad there are no caves or deep ruts in the English countryside for him to go explore :s:
Shad, I am sitting here giggling like mad. I can just sort of picture the look on your face of DS' newest buddy. The wheels in your brain are trying to figure out if it's a bloke or chick and only you would say it is more shapely than you :rofl: :lol3: How nice of you to introduce them to a coffee press. Too bad there was no fresh bread to offer too. :)
Ceejay - as long as you are working to revalidate your license in a field THAT YOU WORK IN - would think the company would give you the time. Unless of course you work for the city or country government - which is bizzaro land at its finest. Probably not a bad idea to at least talk to HR about it. Good luck.
Annie - get in here, we wanna know what happened this weekend :lol:
Michelle - did you at least get some drying weather or are you about to float over to Michigan?
Not much going on by me. Yesterday was a plan meals/get groceries/do laundry and clean up kinda routine day. I feel badly that we didn't get to the Humane Society this weekend but there was just too much to do at home.
I have finally noticed the horrid prices of groceries. 2 dollars a pound for apples? Tomatos were 2 pounds for 7 dollars - tell me they aren't price gouging. :mad:
06-16-2008, 09:50 AM
Good Morning to all the Worldly Chicks, I miss coming here and catching up but made a point to find ya all when the website had its hiccup. Hope the days are getting better for all who are in pain and not feeling their best....some days just totally feel like roll over days...MOnday mornings come to mind!!!!
This month I started taking some Alli to help boost my journey down the weight loss trail and so far so good. This getting older stuff just makes it more difficult. SO I will give this a go for a while. My mom gave us a scare last month so I made a point to make arrangements to spend next weekend with her and my sis. We are headed to the gardens in Spokane and meeting up with one of her old friends...it should be so fun and sweet. We are having a tour of the gardens from a lady who helped to make the gardens what they are today....she is the mother of a good friend. Have to make some memories while the time is still on our side...
My Toby Two had a birthday yesterday..he is 3 and still such a love....My little Teeka is still alive and getting around..... so life is good. Started a new side business of doing foot care with the ionizing therapy....so far I am busy and it is very rewarding to make people feel better...... still in the beginning stage of that venture.
Trying to get some plants going on my deck but last wednesday I had 3 inches of snow at my house and yesterday it was in the 80's....go figure.
Take care everyone sorry I don't have time to make more personnal comments but I send warm thoughts to all.
06-16-2008, 11:55 AM
Just a quick one for me...the time I allotted for on here, I actually helped my daughter sweep. Plans for today...Laundry, Wal-mart, then to the pool for a little while...hopefully I can get moving so it is not too late at the pool. HAve a great day all!!!
06-16-2008, 01:43 PM
Glad you had time to spend with your mother. Happy birthday to your little one. I have heard some great things about Alli just remember, you have to lower your fat when you strop taking it because the Alli won't be there to lower it for you.
It wasn't really the DOT that was the problem. It is this darn ovary that is giving me problems. It gives me problems even when it isn't DOT time lol was just worse than usual for a few days. I usually exercise all through the DOT as long as it isn't to hard of one. Prices are terrible everywhere and it isn't even safe to eat produce anymore. Good thing I grow what I can. A few weekends ago I helped a friend of mine convert her balcony. Wasn't much of a balcony lol but we took the flowers out of the flower box and put in lettuce. I got her a tomato plant and a bell pepper plant and a banana pepper plant. She is all set lol.
Thanks I am great today. The pain is gone. I am no longer in a drug induced stupor lol and my head is clear. I did a 3 mile Walk away the pounds this morning and except for a bit of soreness in the shoulders ( which is to be expected when you don't workout with weights for a few days ) I feel great. This ovary is the reason they were going to go ahead and just do a hysterectomy. Said I don't need the parts so why bother with them. NOT YET they won't lol. It was suppose to be done in Jan. I had it scheduled and everything. I am losing weight so good I am not going to let anything mess that up lol.
06-16-2008, 04:21 PM
Hello ladies --
Busy weekend and busy Monday. The land of cheese is finally starting to dry out, though many rivers and lakes are still over their banks. Most of the closed roads have re-opened. And thankfully, we're supposed to have dry weather for most of this week, so hopefully the waters will start to recede.
I went shopping this past weekend and bought some SIZE 14 pants. Granted they have a "comfort fit" waistband that allows for an extra inch of give...But they are size 14 misses and they fit! I'm thrilled! Of course they needed ironing, so I had to wear my super baggy MC Hammer size 16 pants today. I just hope the size 14s fit after washing them. :lol3:
Ellen - So glad to hear you're feeling better and have the all clear to work out. Please be careful though and don't overdo.
Mel - Sorry to hear that you're having lousy weather. I hope today is boring, quiet and peaceful for you.
Happy - Up at 6 am on a weekend? Who are you and what have you done with our Happy? :rofl: Doing yardwork really gives such a sense of accomplishment, plus a good workout! The roses are gorgeous! I wish I could get roses to grow here....but we've had no luck as of yet. I would love to have a rose hedge like the one in your picture. Our peonies are in full bloom and our morning glories are just starting to sprout. I'm getting flowers on my tomato, cucumber and squash plants, so I'm anxiously awaiting some yummy fresh veggies! I bought tomatoes at the store, but tossed them when the salmonela scare hit. I just picked some up at the farmer's market this weekend. I've got to agree with your DH about spirea...our front walkway was lined the entire way with spirea...and I just don't like it. We ripped it out last year and put in Zonal Geraniums, which are a lovely lavender blossom and are winter hardy. Congrats on the weight loss, BTW! :woohoo: BTW, now that the pool is cleaned out, can we all come over for a :swim: ? Did you really just say $2/lb for apples? $3.50/lb for tomatoes is what I paid at the farmer's market. And $3 for one canteloupe. But the grapes were on sale for 99 cents/lb. And bananas were cheap at 57 cents/lb. Crazy. Of course, just as I am about to complain about the prices at our grocery store, my DMIL comes out with..."wow, what a bargain! That's so much cheaper than in California." I couldn't afford to live there anymore that's for sure. I just wish gas would get down below $4/gallon. :stress:
Shad - I wish I were there for some of your homemade bread. I have a bread machine but haven't used it in a couple years. Your DS's friend does sound interesting. Does he/she have an adam's apple? I nearly fell over laughing when you said he/she had a better figure than you! I'm all for George W. getting a suit of armor...as long as he's wearing it when he comes to take a swim in Wisconsin's flood waters. Oh my! Did I just type that? :lol3:
Rennie - Pain is just awful and can really ruin your entire mood/outlook and sap your energy. I'm glad to hear you are doing better. Take good care of yourself and don't overdo. Moving a little is better than not moving....just listen to your body. That's great that your lungs are doing better. Prednisone is no fun. I've been on it for asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia. It really turns me into a real :censored: ! :mad: :yikes: DH always says he should go away for a week or two while I'm on prednisone. :lol:
Nae - So you're having good luck with alli? I'd be interested in hearing if you experience any of the side effects. That's so nice that you're going to spend time with your mom and sister. Treasure every moment. I know that I'm grateful I took the time to spend with my mom and my dad before they passed. Ionizing therapy for foot care? Not sure I'm familiar with that. Happy belated b'day to your Toby Two. and a :hug: for Teeka. I couldn't believe it when I heard that the Rockies got snow in June! :yikes:
I'm going to the gym tonight for cardio and weights, so I will be working out for myself and for whomever else needs it! :exercise: :lifter:
Well, I've got to run! Here's to a great rest of the day and a wonderful week for all of us!
06-16-2008, 05:11 PM
Hidee Ho Ladies....
Well, it was a very nice weekend. Dave is very sweet, but for some reason it just wasn't clicking for me. The chemistry just isn't there. We had a great time. Went out with his sister and hubby Saturday night. I think I am in such an emotional state right now, I cannot connect with anyone. My dad yelled at me for not coming over to clean his shower, for one thing I didn't know I was supposed too. Jake came home for the weekend and slept on the couch because Dave slept in his room. Sam and I are sad he is going back to his dad's tonight. I worried I would have too much gas and have to toot or take a monumental crap and smell up the entire house. Stress. Sooooo.. I went to the doc today and she put me on Wellbutrin on top of my Cymbalta. Something should happen. I need to quit crying so much. I have had about 5 aniexty attacks in the past couple of weeks. I am a mess....see even when you lose weight and at goal, you just find something to replace your worries in. I was stressing about, "what if we did do the horizontal bop" I didn't want him to see my apron hanging down, my boobs sagging, and my butt cheeks wrinkly. I know, TMI. I was stressed about that, I guess I just couldn't get into him because of my brain on go. I am such a dingbat.
Anyway, hello to everyone, please don't think I am a lunatic, even tho I might be.
Love and hugs.
06-16-2008, 07:17 PM
Busy day in front of me today. I have a lot of reading to do - mainly about asset management - exciting hey?? At least I understand this one somewhat more than Joint Venture or Cost Accounting!!!
They are still squawking about whether Payroll will feature and I have given up worrying about it. If I end up in Adelaide at the end of this week then fine, if not well fine too. Go with the flow maybe?
Rennie - I hope that pain goes very shortly. Not like you to let adversity get you down.
Mel - I understand your frustration with the weight loss. It is very annoying - 2 down and 3 back up. I sincerely hope Happy is keeping up with the losses because all the exercise is not doing much for me.
Happy - I was on late because the DS2 got on the computer in the spare room (my other two computers are out here in the dining room) and was chatting MSN and Yahoo instant messenger at the same time (who said men can multitask?) then he came out to get something to eat and fell asleep on the couch. Nothing new there. So when I went to bed at around 10.30 I had to turn it off and flicked around to see who was doing what.
I was thinking of teel the other day. I knew her birthday was coming up, and I should ring her to see how she is.
If you wish, I know some caves in England that we could stash George in for a while and there is an underground sea cave in the very north of Scotland that could hide him for months and months if that is what you want. Before you say yes - consider the alternatives. Speaking of England, I think our Carla is over there at the moment. She was talking of going to dig up some relatives in June. As well as Carla being over there, a friend of mine from Maryborough is also over there, she is a prison officer in a male prison - and no she is not a she/he. She has gone over to visit the daughter and grandchild. Maybe I can get her to talk to George???
On the subject of our he/she, I knew about him/her so I wasn't particularly phased when he/she appeared on the doorstep. Nice person, but basically confused. He/she has a collection of wigs - he was blond on Sunday, so next time I will have to rcognise him/her by the feet or the watch or something. I doubt he/she will look the same.
Prices are soaring all over. I notice that the price of those bread rolls are now back down to 60c - obviously people went on a bread roll strike. And I think after seeing that, we should all maybe do the same with some of the other things which are now skyhigh.
Hello Nae - nice to see you. I too am trying to grow some vegs on the back porch. I bought some tomatoes and lettuce yesterday. I'll grow them in pots because I can at least water those even if I can't water the garden.
Michelle - well done on the size 14's. You are doing so well.
Yep you typed Georges downfall. Everything can be arranged if required. I think that Henry was about the right height, but George is a lot smaller and the cod piece would have taken up an interesting position.
I was too busy trying not to laugh to figure out whether he/she had an Adams Apple. I suspect not, at least not a really noticable one or I would have been rolling on the floor :rofl: No gym for me today. Tomorrow is another story.
Annie - I think that you are too emotional and stressed about things to think clearly about the relationship. Talk to the heartthrob and tell him that you are confused and want to take things slowly because you are not sure where you are with the relationship. No point in trying something and then getting upset because it fails. Better to be sure on what you want than jump right in.
As for the baggy bits of you - do you not think he may have some saggy bits as well? Life does take its toll even on men - although admittedly not quite as devastingly but then they don't have the babies. If you get the urge, turn the lights off or use candles, they are much kinder to us oldies. Drat that last sentence, now I will have MEL and Happy asking me how I know.
Along with the veg I bought yesterday, I purchased two new roses to replace the drought dead Just Joey and Princesse di Monaco. One is called Fragrant dream - salmon-orange floribunda bush rose and supposedly very fragrant and Fragrant Plum - a standard purple/ lilac monster also supposedly very fragrant. So they will need to go in the ground today as well.
And off I go to see if I can achieve some good stuff today. See ya
06-16-2008, 11:23 PM
Hi just popping in to say hello. I had a busy day. drove to Paragould to class. I really like this teacher. I've had him a couple of times before.
I do work for the city and since there are only 4 water treatment operators my boss thinks he doesn't have the man power to let me off. I decided to take the vacation time so I wouldn't have to take the internet course. After talking to my instructor today I've decided that I am diffinately going to go for my Enviromental Degree. It will be an Associate of Science Degree and only 60 credit hours. This is all internet classes.
06-17-2008, 12:07 AM
My hubby is a bit luckier lol. I don't talk to anyone when I am on the meads. I don't feel like being social, chatting or anything else. I do what I really have to do and then sit and work on a hook rug or read or watch tv. Problem is I don't take care of my old dears. I don't do all the things that I love to do but take energy.
I am sorry you are having a hard time. Anxiety attacks are no fun at all. They are even harder for people to understand that don't have them. Might not help you but I know it sure helps me to sit and write myself letters. Let it all out. Go over things that are going on. Once you have done this you can let it go. It never helps to keep things with us. Baggage should be for trips not for life. Writing it down gets it out in the open. We can see it and deal with it. Sorry things weren't what you wanted with this guy. There are many people out there looking for someone. I swear I know tons of people who have met their spouses in the most unusual places.
I set limits for myself. Pain is one of the things I set limits for. If I let it get me down I would have been bed bound years ago lol. This was pretty bad but it is over as far as being bad. I am great today. Have even done my workouts lol.
06-17-2008, 02:11 AM
We took the tarp off the pool this evening. At some point the liner slid out from under it's supports and slid into the pool. Half the water in the pool leaked out, the liner shifted and is ruined. We are talking mega bucks to replace and repair. Last month the car, this month the pool. I don't want to see July. And given this is the height of the heat season, I'd say there's no way we'll get anyone out until the fall. Sure didn't need that kind of expense. So I'm rather bummed right now. And I have a headache. DH said we should just pave it over and turn it into a glorious flower garden. Trouble is, whatever we'd have to do to change it out would probably cost as much as a new pool. Ah well...
Annie - I'm sorry there were no sparks with Dave. But perhaps you've gained a friend instead. It's interesting what you say about the weight loss not fixing all woes. Guess we'll always find something to fret about. And we forget to remember that people like us for being US, not some telephone throwing, hungry, angry wisp of a super model that flicks on the diva button at the snap of a finger. I'd rather be the comfy slipper than the stilletto.
Good to hear you're back to snuff Shy. Hang on to those ovaries - painful or not. One day the doc will tell you - yep - they are probably all dried up and withered by now. I can't look at a dried up raisin without feeling a pang in my hipbones :lol:
Whoo hoo on the size 14s Michelle - WOWIE KAZOWIE - you should be so proud of yourself!!! 22 to 14 is quite a leap there. Flaunt it baby! :rofl:
Congratulations Ceejay - I think pursuing a degree in that field is a fantastic idea. Especially considering where the world is headed. Good luck to you!
Shad - by all means show GW the caves :lol: I didn't know Carla was travelling again. I think today is Teel's birthday. For once the card may have gotten overseas on time. Tho I had to add quite a few small stamps to the card - postage has increased since the last international stamp I had. I would have sent you the roses we dug up but the food and pest arm of the government would probably frown on those things. DH is excited the spent hibiscus blooms fall right off so it's one less thing for him to do in the garden.
Oh foo - didn't realize it was so late and I didn't sleep well last night so sleep deprivation here I come. And I still have to change the sheets on the bed.
Might not get back in the morning, tah for now, sorry I couldn't get personals to all...
06-17-2008, 08:53 AM
:nono: HAPPY :rollpin: WHAT ARE YOU DOING UP SO LATE LAST NIGHT! I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE POOL THOUGH. SEEMS LIKE THIS YEAR IT'S ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER. 2008 IS TURNING OUT TO BE VERY COSTLY FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. HOPE THE SOLUTION IS NOT TOO EXPENSIVE. GROCERIES HERE ARE THE SAME. WHEN I WENT SHOPPING LAST WEEK I ASKED IF WE WERE STILL IN NEW JERSEY....THE PRICES LOOKED MORE LIKE WHAT THEY PAY IN NYC! CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT THEY PAY IN NEW YORK??:faint:
MICHELLE....CONGRATULATIONS ON THE SIZE 14 PANTS!!! WAY TO GO GIRL. :cheer3: VERY HAPPY FOR YOU. GOOD TO HEAR YOUR AREA IS DRYING OUT. OUR RAIN HAS BEEN NOTHING COMPARED TO THOSE AREAS.
ANNIE....:hug: SENDING A HUG FOR THE ANXIETY STUFF. I KNOW THE FEELING ALL TOO WELL. JUST DO WHAT COMES NATURALLY AND DON'T STRESS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. I KNOW IT'S EASIER SAID THAN DONE. WE ALL TEND TO RUSH INTO THINGS AND I THINK YOU NEED TIME TO EASE YOURSELF BACK INTO THE LAND OF THE LIVING...NOW THE KIDS ARE GETTING LIVES OF THEIR OWN. TURTLE STEPS....GO SLOW AND ABOVE ALL BE GENTLE TO YOURSELF. I CRY ALOT TOO. I SOMETIMES THINK IT'S FROM ALL THE CRAP I HELD IN WHILE RAISING JEN ALONE. AND ANNIE...LOOK HOW MUCH YOU HAVE DONE. NOT ONLY FOR THE KIDS BUT FOR YOURSELF. YOU DESERVE A REST AND A ROUND OF APPLAUSE!
NAE...GLAD THE GOGGIES ARE DOING SO WELL. 3 YRS...WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE! NICE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR IMPENDING VISIT WITH MOM AND SIS. NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT!! HAPPY MEMORY MAKING! SNOW?? :yikes: :brr: OUR WEATHER IS NUTS TOO. GOOD LUCK WITH THE "GARDEN".
CEEJAY....GOOD TO HEAR YOU LIKE THE TEACHER AND HOPE THE CLASS IS A GOOD ONE!
RENNIE....JENNIFER DID THE SAME A FEW YEARS AGO...POSTPONED An "optional" TOTAL HYSTERECTOMY. SO FAR SO GOOD BUT JUST VERY PAINFUL EVERY MONTH. GOOD LUCK!
SO SHAD.....WHAT IS THIS ABOUT DARKENED ROOMS AND CANDLES??? NOW HOW WOULD YOU KNOW AND WHO WAS IT?? OR HOW MANY WhO'S ARE THERE? ONE IN EVERY TOWN? OR ON EVERY PROJECT? SO IS THIS WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU CAN'T GO TO THE BEACHES BECAUSE OF GIANT CROCS SUNBATHING? Hmmmmmm AND HERE WE WERE FEELING SORRY FOR YOU STUCK IN TOWNS WITH NO COMPANY! I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER :rofl: :rofl:
GETTING READY FOR FOOD SHOPPING. I REALLY NEED TO DO SOME LAUNDRY THIS WEEK. BUT WHEN I GO DOWNSTAIRS, EVERYTING GOES HAYWIRE. I SHOULD TAKE THE WASH WITH ME AND STICK IT IN THE MACHINE BEFORE ANSWERING ANYONE'S QUESTIONS! THAT'S THE PLAN FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK. THE KIDS NEW TRAILER IS COMING TODAY. HOPEFULLY THINGS GO AS PLANNED. LOOKS LIKE THE WEATHER IS CLEAR TILL THE NEXT STORM FRONT ANT THAT IS NOT TILL LATE TODAY.
LAST NIGHT'S STORM WAS ANOTHER DOOZY! SATURDAY A HUGE BBQ GRILL WAS DELIVERED AS A FATHERS'S DAY GIFT. SEEMS LIKE "SANTA DAD" IS ON A ROLL :hohoho:
I AM WONDERING WHAT IS NEXT. :faint: I AM SURE IT IS THE SALE OF THE FAMILY HOMESTEAD AND THE DEPARTURE FOR FLORIDA WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR OR SO.
HOPE RICHIE IS PREPARING HIMSELF FOR THIS.
OK GALS...I AM ON MY WAY TO SHOPRITE.
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY :moped:
06-17-2008, 09:30 AM
Good Morning Ladies......
It WILL be a better day today.
Shad...thank you for the pep talk. It does help. and you are right. I absolutely love roses, especially pink ones. Aren't they hard to grow and need a lot of attention? That is what I have always heard, is it true?
Rennie...Thank you for the reminder to write things down. I used to do that, but got out of the habit.
Happy...we had an in-ground liner pool when married. It was a major PIA. In the 16 years we lived there, we had one major underground leak and then two new liners. Can you say EXPENSIVE??
Diyana...Wooowhooo! What a great NSV...size 14, you go OH GODDESS OF EXERCISE! Congrats.
MEL...the doc gave me wellbutrin to go along with my cymbalta for a while til I get out of this rut. Also a script for Xanax. I should be good to go... ;^)
Here is to a great Tuesday and have a lovely day.
Hello to everyone.
Love and hugs.
06-17-2008, 10:14 AM
Happy Tuesday ladies -
I went to the gym last night for 45 minutes of treadmill and 30 minutes of circuit training. It felt so good. The exercise goddess in me is back! I won't make it to the gym tonight, but I'll be going for a walk today at lunch since tonight we're going to a baseball game - DH got tickets from his work. I'm wearing my size 14 slacks today! :woohoo: My numbers on the scale aren't moving as fast as I'd like them to...but it was AWESOME to shop in the Misses section and find clothes that fit. Thank you all for your support and congratulations! :)
Annie - I'm so sorry you felt very stressed out when Dave was there. :hug: It's so important in a relationship to be able to relax and feel comfortable and be who you are. Does Dave know about your surgery? If so, then you can gently mention the sometimes smelly side effects. I'm sure he'd understand. I also totally agree with what Shad said, take things slowly with Dave. Be honest about your feelings. He seems like a great guy who would totally understand. As for baggy bits, a woman who works at my gym lost nearly 200 lbs with bariatric surgery. She looks wonderful and says she feels great! She doesn't wear short sleeves, but she showed me the extra arm skin she has. She said her abdomen has much more extra skin. But she's chosing not to remove the excess skin as anyone who would be seeing it (as in a romantic partner) had better love her as she is, even with her excess skin and "baggy bits" as Shad calls them. BTW, Rennie's suggestion about letting out your feelings in writing has been very helpful for me too. Know that we are all here for you anytime you want to vent some anxiety. :hug:
Shad - As for George's downfall....unless we can do a George and Dick double-whammy , we might be better staying status quo until the new pres is inaugurated. Of course, DH fears that the current administration will do something horrendous like invade Iran just before the November election so that people will be to afraid to elect Obama.
CeeJay - Great decision about taking vacation time to take the course. It's a shame that your boss won't let you have the time off without using vacation time. But it's important to you to keep your license current...so YGG! I also applaud you on going for your Environmental Degree! Good for you!
Happy - I'm so sorry to hear about the pool! Sheesh, you've sure had some expensively bad luck lately. :hug: I love your analogy about the shoes...I'm totally the comfy slipper.
Well, ladies, today is an incredibly busy day with big deadlines. I'd better get to it pronto.
Here's to an enjoyable day for all of us!
Love and hugs,
06-17-2008, 10:30 AM
Patty - I hope Blackie is continuing to do well. :hug: to you and to Blackie.
06-17-2008, 12:12 PM
Wow you ladies posted a bunch!!! I will try to be back later to post...but for now I have to get ready for the gym...wish me luck...think I will stick to the treadmill and see how I do!
06-17-2008, 12:23 PM
I am glad things have turned around for you. You just keep in mind how far you have come. The scale might not change as fast as you would like it but so many other things have changed. Look at the size you are wearing, look at how you enjoy to exercise. Look at the smile on your face. There are more important things than the scale.
When we bought this house there was a pool. I had it taken down and we got rid of it. I thought about getting a new pool. We just put new wood floors in some of the rooms. I told the kids, " Now you know you have never been allowed to wear shoes in the house. That has always been a rule since you were born. You are to NEVER wear shoes now. I don't want my new floors all messed up. You are only going to be living at home a few more years. Those floors will last forever." I was thinking about having a pool put in. Not a huge expensive one, just one of those blow up ones about 20 by 20. What do I see yesterday? My son and his friends tromping through my house on my new floors with their shoes on. I said, THAT'S IT. You can't even take your shoes off how on earth can you take care to not mess up a pool. There will be no pool. Once again, I am the worst mother in the whole wide world lol.
If it were this painfull every month I might opt for the surgery. If I had 3 month DOTS more than once a year I still might opt lol. Generally things are fine. I am not going to let them cut me open ( he said he wouldn't say that wouldn't happen, he thought it wouldn't but it might ) when I am losing weigh so well and I am not in horrible pain every month. I don't think people eat in NYC lol. The stores seem to be less crowded in my neck of the woods. I don't think people are eating much around here either.
I knew things couldn't keep going so well lol. After ( 4 weeks ) of being on Prednisone and a couple of other meads ( 6 weeks ) the scale ( I got a new scale ) showed no weight loss but no weight gain and yet the clothes were not fitting quite the same. My last two weigh In's were at home on my new scale. I got the answer this morning. I had to go to the doc again and there it was 6 pounds gain. My new scale is 6 pounds off. I weighed myself before I went and it said 140 I did my weigh in at the docs and it said 146. I am not upset about this. I know that was not reasonable to think I was on a few meads for a few weeks with no weight gain at all. I can handle the weight gain from the meads. The meads are gone again and the weight will come back off. I have to stop back in tomorrow for some prescriptions they, of course, didn't give me. I really should check shouldn't I. So I will do another weight in then and change my ticker. I really am sorry this is going to mess up red teams weigh In's. I have come a long way. Those very same said meads put 80 pounds on me and I was at the end of my leash. I was not only not healthy physically but mentally I was a mess. Now I can just smile and know it will come back off and not let it get me down. Think I am going to stick to weigh In's every two weeks at the docs office. I am better off that way. I was ranting about how this scale was right on when I got it and now it is 6 pounds off. My son said. "It wouldn't hurt it if we tryed to weigh my boxing bag on it would it?" HEAVY SIGH. I said what did you do drop the darn thing ( has to weigh at least 400 pounds ) on the scale? He said, " Well Mom that darn thing is heavy, it took two of us to get it on the scale."
06-17-2008, 01:07 PM
Diyana....Dave does not know about the the surgery. It is kind of a hard thing to tell someone who is not aware of it all along. Well for me it is. You are right about loving me for me, baggy bits and all, it is just my head that won't stop thinking it. Thanks Michelle...
06-17-2008, 01:38 PM
Ellen - Best of luck on the treadmill. :)
Rennie - Thank you for your kind words. I have come a long way. I'm thrilled that I enjoy exercising. I also thrilled that I feel better now than I did in my 20s. And I'm ecstatic that I'm able to shop for pants in the Misses section. The number on the scale will come down eventually. As for your slight gain...6 lbs after weeks on Prednisone is not bad at all. That should come off quickly now that you are off of it.
Annie - I understand that it has to be hard to discuss the surgery. Especially if they have no idea of what you were going through before the surgery and all your thoughts/emotions leading up to the surgery. I think if you were to choose to have a relationship with Dave or anyone, you should tell them. It was a big decision in your life that has made you the healthy woman you are today, regardless of the occasional embarassing side effect. I think you should be so proud of being brave enough to go through with the surgery and dramatically change your lifestyle, which has resulted in your losing weight beyond your goal. I know I don't have that kind of courage. YGG! And as Shad said, we all have baggy bits. And dim lighting does wonders to help us feel comfortable about getting close to someone or to use your words, doing the horizontal bop! :lol:
06-17-2008, 06:39 PM
Gotta put in another long day today to get up to speed. I'm running behind. Today I shall suffer the joys of the General Ledger. It's supposed to be a short course - ha ha :rofl: Never known an accounting course that used 3 words when they could use 10. Finished Fixed assets last night and the consultant is looking at it now. Expect to see it coming back with green pen all over it - well metaphorically and electronically speaking of course. I'm taking great delight in removing the TFG's name from all over these documents. He really never wrote them. Just formatted and updated them for one of the projects but I'm happy that his name will not be around for the rest of the documents life. Speaking of the TFG - he is in Canberra at the moment working with my wee roosters from TVille days. One of them is his boss. I'm still not over laughing about it.
Mel - I read a lot of crap books!!!! That's how I know. :rofl: Candles do do a lot for the older skin, however Annie and you and I must come to terms with our own saggy baggy bits in our own ways. Get a vibrator woman - you are living vacariously through your imagination and my imaginery doings! :lol3:
If the old guy decides to sell his house, I will decide that he is going senile. The markets for selling are not good right now. No point in selling below price. I guess NYC holds its prices fairly well but even so, he should hang in there for a bit. The BIT will have to hang in there for Florida. She can wait.
Happy - so sorry to hear about the pool. One durned thing after another. I hope you can find a reasonable solution to the problem and one that doesn't hurt the DH either physically or financially. I guess you both feel a bit low at the moment. Hears some :hug: for both of you :hug:
Thanks for the thought of the roses, but customs, immigration and agriculture at the airport would have been a bit sad about them. Not worry. If they weren't doing anything, they were fairly useless. Roses are often a bit weird around humidity and damp. Mine do better in the winter than the summer. Upside down world I live in.
Annie - my roses and my orchids thrive on neglect and drought. Roses are actually very drought hardy. Yes they require some work from time to time, and they aren't the nicest bushes or shrubs to look at, but it is all worthwhile when you go out there one morning and find Mr Lincoln rose has opened 2 buds while you were sleeping and the fragrance beats coffee for lightening the heart. I only grow roses with fragrance. I don't like the store bought, long stemmed, semi opened buds that have no scent and only look like a rose should if everything in the garden was perfect. I have about 15 roses in my rose bed and all but two or three of them has a different shape, size and fragrance. Got sucked in on those because I liked the colour and the tag said they were lightly fragrant, but I can't smell anything. When they kark it, they will be replaced with the fragrant varieties - if I am still around then I mean. Most of my orchids have fragrance as well. I had a blind friend for whom I took great delight in planting a fragrant garden and I have just carried on the tradition in the next house and the next one.
Just remember we, none of us are perfect. Not even the roses. If you close your eyes and go back where life was good, it can still be just as good, it's a mind game. I don't think you should give up on it yet.
Michelle - well done on the clothes size. You and I are wearing the same size, althought the American size 14 is not the same as an Aussie size 14 - so I found out when I was over there.
Glad to hear you are drying out. I don't promise to do much about Dick. He is rather deadly with his hunting rifle. I'll see if the sea cave at Durness is vacant this summer.
Rennie - the scales are just plain mean. That's why we should rely on the fit of our clothes for guidance more than the number on the scale. Still it is very annoying that the scale does not weigh right even if it does have a great weight dropped on it. Silly boys.
Ceejay - hope those classes are going fine. I've got to admire your spirit in doing them during vacation time. Hope you get the recognition you deserve from them.
And with that I'd better get on with the day. Washing, planting the roses, and then on to work. No gym today - second day of my two days off a week. Back tomorrow to thump out those weights again. See ya
06-17-2008, 10:43 PM
I made it 30 mins on the treadmill! I guess that is a Yay, but I wish I could have done a little more. will just have to keep at it, and get my strength back. Ran around to get accessories for my new cellie, then off to a minor league baseball game with DH and the kids...we had to leave early for two reasons. DD1 was being very whiny, and I seem to have picked up some of Annie's side effects! LOL Three trip to the bathroom at the ballpark, then still had to run into the house when we got home. :( I hope it gets better soon.
:hug: to all you lovely ladies! Have a great wednesday!
06-18-2008, 08:21 AM
THIS IS A FAST POST. I STARTED BAGGING THE WASH LAST NIGHT AND GETTING A HEAD START TODAY BEFORE THE OFFICE OPENS. WEATHER IS A BALMY 60-SOMETHING. WINDOWS OPEN LAST NIGHT AND FAN ON. MY SINUSES ARE NOT A HAPPY CAMPER BUT IT FELT GOOD! :rofl:
ANNIE...SAVE ME SOME DRUGS. I THINK I AM WORKING MYSELF UP TO THEM! NO JOKE INTENDED. STAY STRONG AND RIDE THE WAVE. I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT. I HAVE A METHOD NOW THAT I USE. THINGS CAN EITHER GO RIGHT OR WRONG. RIGHT AND EVERYONE IS HAPPY. WRONG AND I AM UNHAPPY. BUT I LIVE TO TELL THE TALE AND THE PAIN CAN ONLY LAST FOR SO LONG. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO LIVE FOR THE MOMENT AND LET THE CRAP GO.....ALONG WITH LOTS OF DEEP BREATHS :lol3:
MICHELLE...GOOD EXERCISING!! I STARTED GETTING MORE REGULAR TOO. HERE'S TO US :cheers:
SHAD....I GOT TIRED OF THE VIBRATOR...I'D RATHER STICK CEMENT IN THERE AND JUST GET IT OVER WITH! :rofl:
I REALLY MUST RUN AND I SEE THERE IS ANOTHER PAGE :faint: I'LL TRY AND GET THERE LATER ON. LOVE TO ALL.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY! :moped:
06-18-2008, 09:53 AM
Good morning ladies,
I don't have much time to post today so no personals - sorry.
We're having an ice cream social event today. I'm helping out as I am on the committee. My job is to keep the bowls with the toppings (crushed candy bits, sprinkles etc) filled so that will keep me far away from the ice cream tho I might indulge in one scoop of sherbet.
DH called 3 pool companies to come and give us an estimate and surprisingly all 3 will come out this week. One nice lady showed up yesterday. She said it's very likely that the damage was caused by the excessive rains we had swelling the grounds up. Still need to replace the liner, still big bucks but not quite as horrid as either of us thought. They said it will take 4 weeks to order the liner so we wouldn't get the pool useable until August but I pretty much figured we would be out this season. At least it's nothing we did or didn't do to cause the problem...
I'm tired today - sleepy when I go to bed but lately I'm having a hard time falling asleep - seems like it takes an hour to nod off. And I've been having a problem with I guess my back for a while. I usually sleep on my right side but have been finding that when I do that I must be aggrivating something because I wake up and my entire leg just hurts in a deep, terrible pain. I've been taking to falling asleep on my back (which is uncomfortable to me) and I guess I naturally flip over to my right, wake up in pain, flip back again and wake up in the morning on my back with pillows scattered all on the floor. Not getting a good rest at all.
Yesterday I went to put my lunch in the refrigerator at work (I don't use it much) and it stunk like something died in there. I started looking at the collection of old stuff in there and there was soy milk that expired back in March, yougurts with dates of September that you know were from LAST YEAR. The corker was not one but several different bottles strewn throughout the fridge of juice and such with expiration dates of 2006!!!!!!!!! :yikes: I did find the source of the stink - a very, very furry salad wedged in the back of one of the shelves. Why are people such pigs? I know, I know... this is the result of kids whose parents did EVERYTHING for them. Then they send them out into the world and I have to work with them :rollpin: :rofl:
Gotta run, bye for now. :wave:
06-18-2008, 10:22 AM
Happy Hump Day....
Michelle..You are so awesome...thank you for your very kind words. I am so proud of your accomplishments in eating healthy and exercising.
Shad...sounds like your work environment is more enjoyable...
Lets see...today....I am having lunch with some buddies from my previous job where I worked for 23 years. I am excited to see them. One is now living in Texas and have not seen him in a year.
Tonight I am going to Champp's Rest & Bar with the girls for an adult beverage before heading home.
My mental state is much better today. Dave has called me every day since visiting over the weekend. He is so kind and sweet. I need to give it a chance. He doesn't push me to do ANYTHING. He is a patient man.
Everyone have a pleasant, sunshiny day.
Love and Hugs.
06-18-2008, 10:23 AM
Happy Wednesday ladies -
Had a great time at the baseball game last night with DH, his cousin and her teenage daughter. The Brewers won 7-0, with 5 homeruns! I'm still on :cloud9: about my new pants size!
Shad - You have been so busy working. I hope you're allowing yourself some fun time too. Good for you for removing TFG's name from the documentation. I can imagine how great that must feel! Can the cave at Durness house both Dick and George? I tell ya' these past 7.5 years have been fun with Dick and George - NOT! I am eager for them to be over. As for the gym, please don't take too many days off...you know how Happy gains when you don't workout! :rofl:
Ellen - 30 minutes on the treadmill is WONDERFUL! YGG! Take it slow and don't push yourself too hard. Your body is doing a lot of work as it is growing a person inside. I hope you're feeling better and not having any more mad dashes.
Mel - I like your attitude - it puts things in perspective. As rough as life can be sometimes, I always find something to feel grateful for - now it is that we made it through the floods. Unfortunately so many in the state are still up to their knees or waists in water. Even though the rain has stopped, the rivers haven't receded much. I, too, try and live for the moment and deep breaths do help.
Happy - Sorry to hear about your pool expenses, but at least the repair people can come out for estimates this week and the first estimate was less than you feared. Hopefully you'll have your pool up and running in August to enjoy some of the summer! So when should we plan the pool party at Happy's?? :swim: Have fun at your ice cream social and enjoy your sherbet. That's awful about your back and leg pain keeping you up at night! If it doesn't get better soon, I'd suggest seeing the doctor. Sleep deprivation is not healthy. I hope you feel better, and sleep better, soon. Our work refrig's never have that problem, as we have people who throw out EVERYTHING (salad dressings, juices, yogurts and tupperware containers) each FRIDAY, regardless of what's inside. If you don't want your stuff thrown out, you have to remove it on Friday. Makes for a better situation for all and there is no stinky stuff or biology experiments going on in the frig.
Well, time to get productive. Here's to a great day for all of us!
06-18-2008, 10:29 AM
Annie - you were posting at the same time as me. I'm glad to hear your mental state is doing better. And it's so nice that Dave is patient and kind. What a sweetheart he is! Only you can determine what you're willing to confide to him and when, but he seems like a very understanding guy that would appreciate your honesty about what you're feeling and what apprehensions you may have. Take it slow, dear Annie. Stay within your comfort zone. No sense in adding to your stress and anxiety. And know that we've got your back, no matter what. :hug: Have a wonderful lunch with your former co-workers and enjoy your after work refreshments with the gals!
06-18-2008, 02:28 PM
Hello ladies! I must have done too much yesterday, because I slept and fought off a headache this morning. Thankfully the kids were happy to watch cartoons, as they have been limited this summer. I am not planning much for the rest of today, just folding laundry, and getting dinner made. Oh, I have to pay bills at one point too, but will wait and do them with DH.
Have to get moving much love to all!
06-18-2008, 04:56 PM
Ellen - I hope you are feeling a little better. Good for you for listening to your body and resting. Take good care of yourself.
06-18-2008, 05:48 PM
Just a quick note before I get ready for the gym. Yes Michelle, I do go 5 days a week at least. If I regularly go more, I end up like Ellen and feeling tired and jaded. At least she has an excuse. I am just getting old. Happy will need to go workout herself for those two days. :lol3:
Mind you with you, me, Mel and Ellen now exercising, we should have all days covered for both Happy and Annie. Doncha think.
Okay, I will be back for personals later and a run down on my boring working life. It's off to gym I go.
06-18-2008, 09:38 PM
Hi every one.
I'm through with classes. I now have the 24 hours needed for renewal, and my aunt had her thyroid surgery today. She is doing well. Will get to come home tomorrow.
06-19-2008, 08:31 AM
ANNIE...HAVE A FUN TIME WITH YOUR PALS. ADULT BEVERAGE :rofl:
ELLEN...FEEL BETTER SOON.
MICHELLE...WE WERE WATCHING THE NEWS AND EVERY DAY I THANK GOD I LIVE ON "HIGH" GROUND. WHEELS AND WATER DEFINITELY DON'T MIX :lol3: NICE EXERCISING!
CEEJAY...GOOD NEWS AUNT FEELS OK. HOPE SHE RECOVERS QUICKLY. CONGRATS ON THE RENEWAL.
HAPPY....HOPE THE ICE CREAM SOCIAL WENT WELL. SORRY THE POOL IS OUT OF COMMISSION FOR AWHILE. MY FRIEND'S LINER WENT LAST YEAR DUE TO EROSION OF THE SOIL UNDERNEATH FROM WATER DAMAGE ALSO. POOLS ARE NEVER EASY ARE THEY? HOPE THE COST WON'T BE TOO MUCH.
SHAD...YA KNOW...MY FRIEND IS EVEN EXERCISING. MAYBE SHE COULD EXERCISE FOR ELLEN WHILE SHE'S "INDISPOSED: :bb: :rofl: EXERCISE BY PROXY...NOW THERE WOULD BE A GREAT THING. WISH I COULD GET SOMEONE TO DIET FOR ME AS WELL!!
I AM JUST TOO SINUS-SLEEPY FOR WORDS. I REALLY SHOULD SHUT THE WINDOWS AND TURN ON THE A/C BUT IT FEELS GOOD TO HAVE THEM OPEN...SUCH A QUANDRY. :crazy: I AM DRAGGING MY BUTT ON PUTTIN MY CHAIRS IN FOR SERVICING. I HATE TO BE WITHOUT ANY OF THEM...EXPECIALLY THE "GOOD" ONES...MY FAVORITES. I PROMISED MYSELF TO MAKE THE DREADED CALL BY MONDAY AND BE DONE WITH IT BUT LET THEM ONLY TAKE ONE AT A TIME. GOING TO PUTTER AROUND THE HOUSE AND GET SOME TIME OUTSIDE. OFF TO THE SHOWERS.
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY :moped:
06-19-2008, 08:53 AM
Good Morning My Dear Friends.........
Last night with the girls was so much fun. I was home in bed by 10:00 pm. Not bad, this baby needs her beauty rest.
Michelle....Baseball game sounds like a good time. I like baseball and girls fast pitch softball. DD played for about 10 years and loved going to her games.
MEL...air conditioning is much better on your sinus/allergies/head issues. You might want to try it to get better rest.
Ceej...glad your aunt is doing well after surgery. xoxo
UPS...hope you are feeling better now.
DD and I are going to St. Louis, MO for the weekend. My best friend's daughter got engaged so they are having an engagement party. It will be a blast as it is at t best friend's house with built in pool. We make margarita's and swim all day long.
Hello to everyone.
Love and Hugs
06-19-2008, 10:02 AM
Hello ladies -
Such a busy day ahead....but time for a quick check in. I went for a 4 mile walk at lunch yesterday and walked another 2.5 miles on the treddie at the gym. Tonight will be cardio and weights.
Shad - Hope you had a good workout at the gym. 5 days a week is about my limit too. If I don't take a day or two break...I end up run down. But on my off days, I try and walk a little or play with the dogs or garden or something active.
Happy - Are you still doing the BL Challenge? I don't see your exercise ticker. Shad, Ellen, Mel and I can't exercise for you ALL the time. :rofl:
Mel - I'm glad you live on high ground too. Keep the wheels dry, girlfriend! I hope you feel better.
CeeJay - Congrats on finishing the class! I'm glad your aunt is recovering well from her surgery.
Annie - I'm so glad you had a fun girls night out. Sounds like you'll have a wonderful time this weekend in St. Louis! Swimming and 'ritas by the pool, what a life! Enjoy!
Love and hugs to all,
06-19-2008, 10:04 AM
Good morning ladies,
Quickie again for me. DH left this morning to go get the car (a 700 mile round trip he's planning on doing in one shot). I made him some music CDs last night so he'd have something to keep him awake. I didn't get to bed until after 1am and I got back up at 3am to see him off. I had a hard time falling asleep again but finally did and got up reluctantly at 7. Today is going to be a really groggy day and I am more than a little worried about him making that trip all by himself. Doesn't help that I don't fully trust that everything has been checked out in the car repairs either. I just hope deer mating season is over because once again he was on the open road at dawn. And work was really crappy yesterday. I am starting to feel like I'm invisible.
Anyway ... Mel please don't wait too long on getting your chairs serviced. I know you fret when they are not near but you don't want to put off routine maintenance and have them out for an extended period :hug:
Have a good trip Annie - sounds like fun.
Ceejay - glad your aunt pulled through ok. Enjoy what's left of the vacation.
Shad - thank you again for taking care of me. I must admit the effect was short term. I am back battling the flab on my own again. But thanks for trying ;)
Hello Michelle - I see you egg on which means you're posting above my head somewhere.
I have to get to work so have a good one everybody.
06-19-2008, 10:06 AM
Michelle - as far as the TBL challenge goes - it sort of petered out across all the teams. This round for some reason doesn't have the zing it once did. I also got off track when my Mom came out and haven't gotten back into the swing of things yet. We're nothing if not continually trying, right?
06-19-2008, 11:32 AM
Morning ladies!!! So I Am without a car today. DH woke up to a flat in his car, so Since I knew he had to get going I told him to just take mine. My sis is thankfully coming over so I can use her car to take DD1 to her dentist appt (we already resch once). Then if my brother comes with my sis I will walk him thru how to change the tire...so that Dh does not have to do it later.
If the tire getts changed then I will take the car up to get the tire fixed. If not I still have to fold all my laundry, as my headache came back and lasted all day. Busy, busy life!!!!
Have to get ready to go...and still have to eat...Later ladies!!!!
06-19-2008, 01:10 PM
I'm with you on the sinus issue. However, mine has been due to being in extremely cold a/c rooms. It felt good getting outside.
I'm sure the dh will be okay. Call him every now and then to hear his voice.
Michelle, Annie and Shad Hello :wave:
06-19-2008, 02:29 PM
I'm sure the dh will be okay. Call him every now and then to hear his voice.
I can't - apparently somewhere along the trip he lost his cell phone. He thinks he might have accidently dumped it in the garbage at the rest stop. Went back - garbage is still there but no phone. I called it several times but no one answered and it was not in the immediate vicinity of his hearing (ie. slipped in the seat or something).
As Roseanne Rossannadanna said "Goes to show you, it's always sumpin' " :dunno:
06-19-2008, 05:57 PM
Time to get up and go again. I didn't make the gym yesterday and I won't today either, but I did make some big strides in the doco yesterday and another day today may just break the back of it and it will all be downhill from here. Just need another day like yesterday.
I still have all the HR/PY stuff to do, but since they have taken so long to decide yes or no, I am not going to get excited about that. We will use what we can and bludgeon the rest out of Adelaide. It's not totally my problem anymore.
Around 4pm yesterday, the brain went into meltdown and refused to play Finance games anymore, so I went out into the garden and attacked the weeds. The rose garden looks so much better now. I will try to do the same today and get rid of the worst of the weeds in what used to be the vege garden. I'm also going to try to get some housework done so I have some spare time over the weekend to gather my wits and get on with life and not work.
Annie - good to hear you are calming down about your 'social' life. Things will work out as they should - it's in the Desiderata (The universe will unfold as it should) Drinks sound good. And enjoy the trip to St Louis. Is the fair on there (Meet me in St Louis, Louis, meet me at the fair) Now I will be singing that most of the day.
Michelle - I try not to take too much time off gym. Can't have Happy all bloated and grungy, but sometimes you just have to sacrifice. I'll get back there tomorrow, but she is going to have to do it for me today.
Ceejay - glad class is over for you. Now you can enjoy what is left of your holiday. I wish the aunt well.
Mel - dieting by proxy is not on. Sorry, but if the rest of us have to suffer - why not you? Get those chairs done now before you call the wrath of the gods down on you and there is nothing for you to wander around in. It's Murphy's law you know.
I have the windows and doors permanently open around here. It's been a bit cool this winter, but I hate being shut in. We are in for another foggy day but it is lifting so I will go hang the washing out (again) shortly. Didn't dry properly yesterday, so back it goes today. DS2 is keeping out of my way because I am making noises about moving the clothes line. The trees have grown up and it doesn't get the sun and air that it used to.
Happy - Hope the DH gets there and back okay. What a bloody nuisance losing his phone. It's such a pain because you have to program back all the numbers and reset all the programs yet again. Not to mention the expense of a new phone. How inconvenient for him. He'll be tired when he gets in tonight.
Sorry to hear that the TBL challenge has petered out. But I am not surprised. The marathon thingy seems to be having the same problem. It seems that a particular challenge works only once. Then you have to try something completely different. Don't know why but it just is.
Right, time for the shower, breakfast, clear the decks and get moving on AP, AR and Project Accounting. Last three coming up! AR is done, just needs tweaking and approval. Should get through at least one more today.
06-19-2008, 06:16 PM
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
--- Max Ehrmann, 1927
06-19-2008, 06:38 PM
Now how did I know someone would come up with the complete thing. Not sure about the authentication of it. The poster I have comes from a church in England circa 1640. Bit earlier than 1927. I think Max may have translated it or something.
06-19-2008, 06:39 PM
ANNIE...THE TRIP SOUNDS GREAT!! CAN WE ALL COME???? :cheers: :swim: GOTTA LOVE THE COMBO!!
I TOOK YOUR ADVICE AFTER I WOKE UP AND TURNED ON THE A/C!! FEELING MUCH BETTER...JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT FRESH AIR CAN BE DANGEROUS TO OUR HEALTH :rofl::rofl:
MICHELLE....NOW THE 4 MILES WAS A WALK...SO IS THE 2.5 MILES JUST A LITTLE STROLL? :faint: WHEN YOU EXERCISE YOU MEAN BUSINESS! :cheer3:
HAPPY...SOME TIMES I FEEL LIKE CHOPPED CHICKEN LIVER IN THE OFFICE. SO I SEND YOU :hug: AND SOME PAINT! PAINT YOURSELF A LOVELY COLOR AND THEN THEY JUST MIGHT NOTICE YOU! :belly: SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS OUT TO THE DH!!
CEEJAY....I WAS SO COLD BEFORE, I TOOK A HOT SHOWER!! I THINK THIS WEATHER IS MIXING ME UP!! :rofl: :rofl: NO WONDER IT FELT SO GOOD TO GET OUTSIDE...YOU NEEDED TO THAW OUT :flame:
SHAD...SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE YOUR HANDS AND MIND FULL BETWEEN THE HOUSE, GARDEN AND WORK. NO WONDER YOU DIDN'T GET TO THE GYM. BY THE WAY...HOW DO YOU STILL LIKE THE KITCHEN!! IS IT ALL FILLED UP YET? IF I HIT THE LOTTERY...YOU CAN COME AND DECORATE MY HOUSE AND REFIT IT FOR ACCESSIBILITY...THIS WAY YOU CAN QUIT ALL THAT...AP, AR and Project Accounting AND LET US NOT FORGET THE HR/PY :faint: SOUNDS AWFUL!! :yikes: YOUR POST REMINDED ME THAT I NEVER FINISHED READING THAT PIECE OF PROSE I BEGAN SOOOO LONG AGO. WENT IN SEARCH OF IT AND THOUGHT I'D SHARE IT AS WELL. I EVEN BREOUGHT IT HERE ONE FLOWER AT A TIME! :lol3: :lol3:
I THOUGHT I WOULD SAY SWEET DREAMS :cloud9:AND GOOD MORNING :cofdate: ALL IN ONE POST FOR TOMORROW. I AM GOING TO THE SUPERMARKET AND I MIGHT EVEN GET A RIDE TO A NEARBY STORE. NOT DEFINITE YET. I DID SOME SLEEPING AND SORTING. EVEN ORGANIZED THE BATHROOM AND CLEANED IT! LESS IS BETTER!
SO HAVE A GREAT DAY TOMORROW AND GET READY FOR THE WEEKEND :dance:
06-19-2008, 09:04 PM
Nope, the kitchen is not yet filled. Still some space there, but there are still a lot of boxes down in the shed.
I'll be over to give you a kitchen you can enjoy. Soon as I can afford it! You know I have THE most expensive tastes!
06-20-2008, 09:39 AM
eek. We've almost slid to page 2.
DH got home late in the afternoon safe and sound. Except that he forgot to take keys for both of the locks so he had to wait for me to come home and let him in. All is well. I'm happy.
Had a good conversation with my manager yesterday. We are alot alike. It was a good sanity check.
I'm running late today - didn't want to get up so personals will have to wait until tonight.
Happy Friday all...
06-20-2008, 09:59 AM
A Fabulous Friday to my Fave Friends!
I am SO thrilled it's Friday and I'm in SUCH a great mood. Gotta love those endorphins! I did a weights class last night followed by 1/2 hour on the elliptical. It felt so good! In the weights class, another woman and I even told the instructor that we should do a couple more exercises. I'm probably going out to dinner tonight, so there may not be time for the gym. But hopefully I can get a walk in at lunch or this evening (weather permitting - we're supposed to have some rain today).
Happy - I'm glad DH got back just fine. I hope you were able to get more rest than the previous night. And I hope that your work day goes better. That's good that you had a nice talk with your manager. As for the TBL challenge, I totally understand how you can get off track when your mom was visiting. I'm having difficulty sticking 100% to my eating plan with DMIL around.
Ellen - Sounds like a hectic day for you yesterday. I hope you were able to get the tire fixed and all your errands run.
CeeJay - I hope you have a great day today!
Shad - Congrats on making such great progress in your work and in your garden! YGG! Happy should feel less bloated as I worked out hard enough for the both of us yesterday! :rofl:
Mel - Thanks for posting the Desiderata. As for my miles of walking...I consider them all good exercise, unless I'm just strolling around a craft fair or farmers market. But whether I walk at lunch or walk on the treddie at the gym...I glisten excessively (read: I work up a great sweat). I just LOVE how great it feels to work out. I still can't get over how addicted to exercise I have become. I'm glad that the A/C is helping your sinuses.
Well, I've got lots to get done today so I'd better get a move on!
Love and hugs,
06-20-2008, 12:35 PM
Happy Friday....car all packed, made it into work about 10. Nationwide Ins Adjuster came out to check out my roof that was damaged by the storms. Turns out I need half a roof. The front side. Oh brother, just fix it. $500.00 deductible. There goes the stimulus check. Open doors, close the window deal. Thank you Jesus for assisting me. Amen.
Anyway DD and I are taking off right from work to St. Louis. I can hardly wait and this day is moving slow.
Everyone has a marvelous weekend and I will check in when I return from St. Louis.
Love and Hugs
06-20-2008, 02:25 PM
Not much going on here.
Everyone enjoy their week end.
06-20-2008, 06:03 PM
ANNIE THE SENTENCE ABOUT JESUS MADE ME LAUGH BUT I CAN REALLY APPRECIATE WHERE IT IS COMING FROM BECAUSE JUST TODAY I HAD A TALK WITH HIS FATHER AND THE DAY SEEMED TO GO MUCH BETTER! :rofl:
HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT WEEKEND BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS :hug:
CEEJAY....SOS OVER HERE AS WELL BUT THE WEATHER IS GORGEOUS!! WILL YOU HANG A COPY OF YOUR RENEWED LICENSE AT WORK??? :dance:
MICHELLE~ AS MUCH AS I AM NOT ADDICTED TO EXERCISE....I WILL SAY THAT WHEN I DO IT, I REALLY FEEL PUMPED. SO WHEN I READ YOUR POSTS, IT MOTIVATES ME TO GET MY OWN BUTT OFF HERE AND GO DO MY PEDALS. :ebike:
HAPPY~ I AM VERY GLAD TO HERE HUBBY IS HOME SAFE AND SOUND!! THANKS GOD FOR SMALL FAVORS! GLAD TOO YOU AND BOSS HAD A CHIN WAG. GETS THE AIR CLEARED. I HAD A SMALL CHAT WITH MINE AND FELT MUCH BETTER. I EVEN TOLD HER ABOUT YOUR CARD. WE BOTH NEEDED A PRESCRIPTION FOR "HAPPY" TODAY!:hug:
:yoga: I THINK I WILL TRY ONE OF MY MEDITATION OR CHAKRA CLEANSING DVDS THIS WEEKEND. HAVE TO FIND THEM AND DUST THEM OFF. THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHERE PEOPLE TRY TO BRING YOU DOWN EVERY TIME YOU TURN AROUND. YA KNOW THOSE TYPES? I AM SURE WE ALL DO. WELL I SAID SCREW THIS TO MYSELF, GOT ON THE BUS AND WENT FOOD SHOPPING. HAD A GOOD TIME, RAN INTO SOME "FRIENDS", KISS KISS, HUG HUG, FOUND SOME BARGAINS AND CAME HOME.
THERE WAS OFFICE DRAMA BUT I KEPT DRIVING AND WENT OUTSIDE SAYING IF ANYONE WANTED TO TALK THEY COULD DO IT IN THE BACKYARD. ONE BY ONE THEY CAME OUT, I SHOWED THEM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS WASTING A GORGEOUS DAY LIKE TODAY. ONE BY ONE THEY WENT BACK IN HAPPY. SEE WHAT ONE PATIENT WOMAN CAN DO. MAGIC. THEN THE INJURED WOMAN OF LAST WEEK WAS TRYING TO FORCE A FIST FULL OF MONEY ON ME FOR CLEANING HER UP. I ABOUT HAD A STROKE TRYING TO TALK HER OUT OF IT. I FINALLY TOLD HER HOW CAN I GET INTO F*CKING HEAVEN IF YOU PAY ME FOR MY GOOD DEEDS?..... AND BEING THE GOOD CATHOLIC SHE IS...SHE FINALLY PUT THE MONEY BACK INTO HER PURSE. WE LAUGHED BUT I WENT AWAY SADDENED THAT THESE SENIORS THINK THEY NEED TO PAY SOMEONE FOR BEING A GOOD SAMARITAN. WHAT IS THIS FOOKING WORLD COMING TO? :tantrum: AND THIS HAPPENS TO ME ALL THE TIME. I COULD BE RICH AND HAVE MY BILLS PAID IF I TOOK ALL THAT WAS OFFERED. I APPRECIATE THE THOUGHT BUT MONEY???COME ON NOW. SIGH.
THE DAY WAS GORGEOUS AND I DO MEAN GORGEOUS. I WAS OUTSIDE ALMOST ALL DAY SOAKING UP THE SUN AND BREEZES. KEEPING IN MIND LADIES THAT I AM SITTING HERE CRACKING MYSELF UP THAT I HOPE THIS COMES OUT RIGHT BUT....SOMETIMES I FEEL THAT WHEN I SIT IN THE YARD AND PEOPLE COME OUT TO ASK FAVORS, GET A JOB DONE OR AN ANSWER TO A PROBLEM...THAT MAYBE I SHOULD BE WEARING A BIG OL' GOLD RING WITH A HUGE STONE IN IT SO THEY CAN KISS IT!! I HAD ALL I COULD DO NOT TO LAUGH OUT LOUD TODAY CAUSE THE THOUGHT OF MARLON BRANDO AND AL PACINO KEPT GOING THRU MY HEAD. MAYBE THEY SHOULD BE MAKING A MOVIE CALLED THE GODMOTHER! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
OK THAT WAS MY DAY AND IT WAS SUPERB. NO COMPLAINTS FROM ME. BALA IS COMING TOMORROW BUT NOT TILL 11:00 SO THAT MEANS A LATE NIGHT. BUT I AM READY FREDDY!
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT! HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!!
GOOD MORNING SUINSHINE :sunny:
06-20-2008, 07:28 PM
(((hugs))) Isn't it nice to be outside.
06-20-2008, 10:56 PM
Sorry I haven't posted lately. Things have been so hetic. My dog Blackie, is recoperating, but very slowly. Didn't realize how sensetive their GI tract was. I'm having to feed him small meals, otherwise he gobbles it up and gets sick. Work is hetic as usual too.. moving offices from the 19th floor to a lower one... As for me.. started back on my exercise program. Its so easy to say i'm stressed maybe tomorrow, but i have stuck to it. Tomorrow i'm actually starting a bootcamp program for (7) days. The food part of course will be the killer for me. I'm hoping this bootcamp will get my $ss in gear and I will continue to eat right after.
I'll come back tomorrow and post more personals...
06-21-2008, 01:29 AM
Glad to hear Blackie is doing better.
Letting you all know I am alive lol. I have been in bed most of the day. Thank heavens I have gotten the downstairs done lol. We were laying flooring and I flipped a piece of wood over my shoulder, like I have done 1,000 times and pulled my darn back. Came down to get a drink and thought I would let you all know I am breathing, not to fast but at least breathing lol.
06-21-2008, 07:52 AM
CEEJAY...:hug: RIGHT BACK AT YA!!
PATTY..GGOD NEWS ABOUT THE DOG AND THE BOOTCAMP! GOOD LUCK WITH BOTH.
RENNIE..HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON. IT'S A SHAME TO BE MISSING ALL THIS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER.
:cofdate: i WOKE BEFORE 6 AND COULDN'T GO BACK TO SLEEP. BEEN FUTZING AROUND THE HOUSE QUIETLY PUTTING STUFF AWAY. GOING TO MAKE SOME "MEDITERRANEAN" CHICKEN. IT CALLS FOR TURKEY BREASTS BUT I AM USING CHICKEN. NOTHING IS NEW SINCE LAST NIGHT :rofl:
EXCEPT...SHADDIE...WHERE ARE YOU? :look:
HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY :moped:
06-21-2008, 12:07 PM
THIS WAS GOOD WITH THE CHICKEN BREASTS. I USED TO USE CHICKEN PARTS WITH THE SKIN ON AND PUT IT ALL IN A ROASTING PAN. BUT THIS WAS MUCH LESS FATTY! YUM!!
Mediterranean Turkey Medley
1 package Shady Brook Farms® Turkey Breast Cutlets, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
3/4 pound small red potatoes, cut in half
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
9 cloves garlic, minced, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup artichoke hearts, drained, cut in half
1/4 cup black kalamata olives, pitted
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 medium tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine red onion, red potatoes, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 3/4 of the minced garlic; toss well to coat vegetables. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, until vegetables are softened. Heat remaining oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey, remaining salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes on each side or internal temperature reaches 170°F. Add remaining minced garlic, artichoke hearts and olives. Heat thoroughly. Add onion and potato mixture, thyme and tomatoes. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve.
06-21-2008, 12:37 PM
This looks yummy. I'll try it very soon.
Feel better soon. I've been having some back issues myself.
Good news about Blackie.
Ugh weight this morning is 190. It's mostly fluid retention so I've relented and took a fluid pill.
Getting ready to go to Paragould for the rest of the week end. Two more days of solidtude then back to the grind at work.
I'm finishing up the laundry.
06-21-2008, 01:04 PM
Good morning chicks,
It's a fine sunny one out there. DH made it home safe and sound, minus his cell phone - he thinks he may have accidentally dropped it in the trash can. There were 2 women sitting in the area when he came out to look for it. He said they distintly avoided eye contact to the point it was odd. So he thinks they might have gone looking in the trash can for aluminum cans and instead found the phone. Service was promptly cancelled so it's of no good to anyone. I probably should check on E-bay - might find it there :lol: We got pricing on replacing the pool liner, one company is almost $2,000 more for the same thing. We want to find out why and then will make our decision to move forward. Pool is definitely green and yucky - was surprised how fast it turned once it was uncovered. We were told not to drain it - guess it will distort the underlining or something. :dunno: Was not happy with the eyeglasses I got from one of the big name stores - 3 attempts and couldn't get them right. Decided to try Costco (one of those discount warehouse type places). According to several surveys, they most often made the glasses correctly. I was shocked to find that I got regular glasses, sunglasses and paid for the membership fee - all for less than what it was costing me for 1 pair of glasses at the other place. Wow. Now granted, they don't have the most fashionable of frames, but I don't want fashionable - the thick rectangular frames in style right now don't work well with my prescription. And I didn't have to settle for goober glasses either. Something is going on at the Humane Society - I daresay some people issues. DH said we should back off but I said in the end, it's the poor animals that suffer. We need to just go in, avoid the people and take care of the kitties. And speaking of kitties, ours is rather annoyed with us at the moment. DH took her to the vet yesterday. She got several shots :eek: got poked in the butt :yikes: and they took some blood for testing :headache: They said she probably has allergies and they gave her a shot. Although she hates us she did stop licking and scratching herself constantly. She's going to really hate us when she goes back next week for a teeth cleaning. :rollpin:
Mel - I'd nix the olives but that dish looks very good. Might be on my menu this week. Thanks. Regarding the lady who tried to hand you money - I can only say from my perspective that I do appreciate someone who will take care of - say my Mom when I am far away and can't do it myself. You want to express your appreciation because people can be so mean in this world but you don't want to offend. Loved your answer to her tho. :lol: I will join you in the "cleanse" this weekend. I need to peel off some mucky internal layers myself. :D Your posting of Desiderata came at just the right time - you and Shad must be looking after me :hug:
Shy - ouch on the injury. Rest up. No playing lumberjack!
Good luck on the bootcamp Patty - I admire people who do those. Don't stress on the move as chaotic as it can be. Look at it as a chance to clean your desk area, that it unless YOU are the one coordinating the move.
Have a good time in St. Louis, Louis. Oh I mean Annie :lol: Safe travels and have fun!
I dunno Michelle - your energy is bouncing off the wall - gonna have to try me some of that magic endorphin exercise stuff :rofl: I hope you have a good weekend with the hubby and DMIL if she's still visiting with you.
Shaddie - get your head outta those finance applications and get back in the world with us - tug, tug on the rope :lol: Hope everything is ok with you.
Hello Ceejay - you working this weekend or just out playing?
:wave: Ellen, the treadmill queen
:wave: Hello missing Canadian friends - are you out enjoying the nice weather or did you leave us because we smell or something? :rofl:
Time for me to get moving. So many things to do, not enough time. I have to plan my weekends better. Would like to enjoy some summer and not spend them working on chores. Of course a good START would probably be to get up earlier. :lol: I did get up at 7 today to go potty and let the cat out but I was tired and went back to sleep. I'll be better tomorrow. See yah...
06-21-2008, 01:42 PM
I just noticed that your the 7th member of your jury. Do you have jury duty??
06-21-2008, 02:48 PM
I just noticed that your the 7th member of your jury. Do you have jury duty??
Nah - it's sort of a take off on a phrase Jeff Probst uses on the TV show "Survivor". :^: Sometimes I just can't think of something to put on the byline and I'm not nearly as clever as Carla or Mel
06-21-2008, 06:38 PM
I'm here Mel - do not get excited or worried or anything. Just busy. I spent most of yesterday cleaning up the house and did the monthly shop and much of today will be spent cleaning up the garden. I am determined to achieve something this weekend since I was denied my trip to Adelaide and also couldn't find a reasonably priced ticket to go to NZ and attend Chris' (from Japan) 60th birthday party. I would have loved to have gone. So I sulked instead and watched the footy on TV and yelled support and curses in the appropriate order. We won. I mean the All Blacks won, but that's us I think and I'm sure my wearing the Silver Fern and singing the National Anthem did the trick. Nobody would want to lose after hearing that in case they got another rendition.
I went to the gym to the body balance class yesterday but for some reason we didn't have a trainer!! Well fancy that. They have only known for 2 months that M was going back to Sydney to Uni and would be finishing, and L is a stand in trainer and can only work occasionally and on long notice. She has a family and another full time job as well. So the death knell has truly sounded on this one. The receptionist was very apologetic and we all signed a paper so that the club manager could ring us and give us the 'facts' - a whinge list - well obviously he is worried about talking to 10 angry women and one man, so of course he didn't bother yesterday. I doubt that he will today either. Maybe it is better if he doesn't - for his sake anyway.
And that is about it from me. I am going to the gym now to do weights and stuff and will be back later to comment.
This cat is going to be the death of me. She's on a hunger strike. What she used to used last week is no longer good enough. She wants cheesecake flavoured yoghurt 97%ff and chocolate icecream - also 97%ff and she doesn't want the super duper, every necessary vitamin and mineral, crunchy biscuits the vet insists she eat (expensively), she wants rice crackers with cheese. Wait a minute forget the rice crackers, just make it cheese and if you have Camembert or Brie (preferably from Tasmania) then that will do nicely. Oh is that fish chowder you have? well I'm for that - just hold the onions and no garlic thanks. Maybe I'll just cook an extra plateful for dinner and let her have that. Jeez does she never shut up??? Gym that's the place for me, she still hates the car.
06-21-2008, 11:33 PM
Just because certain foods, such as chocolate, are enjoyed by us
humans and are perfectly safe for us, it does not mean they are
suitable for cats. Chocolate contains chemicals which rarely
cause problems for humans, but for cats and other domestic pets, these
chemicals can, in rare cases, be deadly.
One problem is that cats in general find chocolate very tasty and
so, it is important not to feed it to them, otherwise they will eat
what you give them up to the point where it poisons them.
Chocolate contains the compound theobromine which is a diuretic
as well as a cardiac stimulant. This can cause the pet's heart rate
to increase or it may cause the heart to beat irregularly, both of
which can be dangerous to the animal. The level of theobromine present
in chocolate varies depending on the type of chocolate. For example,
dark chocolate contains higher levels than milk chocolate and so could
pose a greater risk to your pet.
There are many problems that can result from feeding a cat
chocolate. Chocolate is relatively high in calories so it can contribute to
the development of obesity in your cat. A cat can lose its
appetite for it's normal food if it eats chocolate. The largest problem is
though the fact that chocolate contains the chemical theobromine
as mentioned above. If this chemical builds up in the cats system,
it can be potentially lethal, and one reason for this is that cats
cannot clear theobromine from their bodies as quickly as people can.
Of course, I should not be one to give counsel as we have been known to give our cat a dab of butter. Vet said it will clog her arteries. DH's snappy comment was that she doesn't live all that many years, so she might as well enjoy a thing or two. Where's that logic as our last cat was with us 22 years :dunno:
I'm sorry that you missed Chris' party Shad - I know how much would have meant for you to be there :(
06-22-2008, 12:20 AM
Didn't say I had given it to her, just that that is what she wants. *sigh* She did have a small lick from my finger, but that's about it. No matter how much more yowling she did. Dairy products are supposedly not good for her either but she loves the little she gets. She must be getting extremely hungry shortly because she isn't getting much food right now. There's people out there who wouldn't turn their noses up at the food she gets. How many cats do you know that get a tin of pink salmon plus oil at least once a month. How many cats eat premium kangaroo mince? She is just trying to win another battle. As DS2 says, she is extremely demanding.
06-22-2008, 01:02 AM
She must be the long lost sister to my cat Shad. I feel your pain...
06-22-2008, 03:38 AM
Maybe she is your long lost cat - want her back????
Better go and get ready to go out to dinner. Been invited to my friend Chris down the road (as opposed to nzchris. Now these two are foodies and she has been diagnosed with diverticulitis! Interesting to see what we have for dinner tonight!!
06-22-2008, 08:02 AM
:wave: HAVE A GOOD TIME IN PARAGOULD CEEJAY :wave:
HAPPY...POOR DH AND THE PHONE. THE LONG TRIP WASN'T BAD ENOUGH AND THEN TO SEE SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE...HE WAS PROBABLY RIGHT TOO. SAD. WHAT HAPPENED TO GOOD "NEIGHBORS"? THE ONLY GOOD NEIGHBOR WE HAVE IS STATE FARM...ACCORDING TO THE COMMERCIALS....AND I HEAR THEY'RE NOT SO GREAT EITHER :rofl::rofl: GLAD YOU GOT GLASSES. I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT GO TO SEARS NOW FOR THEIR GLASSES. LESS PROBLEMS THEY SAID. I USED REGULAR BLACK OLIVES INSTEAD OF THE KALAMATA. THEY ALWAYS SMELL "FUNNY" TO ME!
SHAD...SORRY YOU ARE MISSING CHRIS'S BIRTHDAY PARTY. PRICES ARE JUST UNREAL ALL OVER THE PLACE. I FIGURED YOUR DAY JUST DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH HOURS IN IT FOR ALL YOU WANT TO DO! HOPE DINNER WITH THE OTHER CHRIS PROVED TO BE A GOOD ONE! POOR HER WITH THE DIVERTICULITIS! :yikes: SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS HER WAY.
ONE OF MY CATS WOULD PRACTICALLY KILL YOU FOR ANY KIND OF DAIRY. HE WOULD STEAL IT IF YOU LEFT IT OUT...THAT AND ANY KIND OF MEAT AND SPAGHETTI. WE NEVER TABLE FED HIM BUT THE MINUTE YOUR BACK WAS TURNED...HE WOULD HELP HIMSELF. AND...BE QUICK AND NASTY ABOUT IT TOO...LIKE YOU WERE TORTURING HIM NOT TO LET HIM HAVE IT. WONDER IF THEY ARE LIKE CRAVINGS? SOMETHING IN THE STUFF THAT THEY "NEED". AHHHHH....THE MYSTERIES OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM.
:cofdate: GOOD SUNDAY MORNING CHICKLETTES. DID I SAY BALA NEVER SHOWED. JUST AS HE WAS TO BE HERE, I GOT THE CALL CANCELLING. LATER THAT DAY HIS BOSS CALLED AND ASKED ME TO GIVE HIM A MESSAGE...SURPRISE!!! HE'S NOT HERE!!!
HE WAS NOT AMUSED AND I LET HIM KNOW I WAS NOT AMUSED EITHER AS I GOT DRESSES JUST FOR THE OCCASSION. I WANT 24 HOUR NOTICE WHENEVGER POSSIBLE. THE ONLY THING KEEPING THEM FROM COMING SHOULD BE AN EMERGENCY OR WEATHER. I MISS ISHMAEL. HE NEVER DID THIS BUT ONCE WHEN HIS WIFE HAD CANCER. I WISH HE WOULD LEAVE CALIF AND COME BACK. SO DOES HER I HEAR! :rofl: :rofl:
I AM OFF TO GET MY OTAMEAL STARTED. HAVE A GREAT DAY. ENJOY THE DREGS OF THE WEEKEND!!
HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY :moped:
06-22-2008, 08:14 AM
JEN IS MAKING THIS FOR HER LITTLE FAMILY.
I E-MAILED IT OUT TO HER YESTERDAY.
BY THE WAY...THE DAUGHTER, 13 YRS OLD NOW, ASKED IF SHE COULD ADD ME TO HER IM "BUDDY LIST"...JEN FEELS JUST LIKE A "MOM" NOW....I FEEL JUST LIKE A P.I.T.A IS COMING ON! :lol3:
1 package PERDUE® Fresh Ground Turkey (alternate: PERDUE® Fresh Ground Chicken)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 package (1 ounce) taco seasoning mix
1 can (11 ounces) Mexican-style corn, drained (regular canned corn may also be used)
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
1/4 cup sliced or chopped black olives
1/2 pound macaroni or other shaped pasta
1 cup cubed Monterey Jack cheese
In large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add ground turkey or chicken and stir, breaking into small pieces. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink and juices run clear.
Add taco seasoning and stir to distribute evenly. Add corn, tomatoes and olives. Stir to heat through. Keep warm.
Prepare pasta according to package directions. When pasta is ready, remove 1/2 cup of the cooking water, set aside and drain pasta.
In large bowl, toss hot pasta with turkey or chicken mixture and the reserved cooking water. Add cheese, stirring until soft.
Serve in bowls with tortilla chips on the side.
Another great recipe from Perdue Farms.
06-22-2008, 12:35 PM
Good morning ladies,
Happy Sunday to you.
I saw an a new post here that says that they believe there is a relationship to obesity and Alzheimer's. Great, just what I needed to hear. If I was benefiting from your vigorous exercise, that has come to a crashing halt. I get to a point and just can't get below it unless I stop eating which is only a temporary thing until my metabolism sets to a new low point :( Frustrating.
Shad, my mom has diverticulitis - no nuts, seeds, anything with little tiny bits that can get caught in the pockets of the intestines and get inflamed. At first it was daunting - SO many things she can't eat from broccoli florettes (but she can eat the stems), tomatoes (has to dig out the inner core and all the pulp and seeds), watermelon - the seedless kind with those tiny white seeds are terrible to her and worst of all - she had to give up her beloved popcorn. It seemed a struggle to figure out how to feed her but this time around it was rather easy. Particularly since I am big on having lots of veggies with my meals and her vegetables are somewhat limited. Had to be careful with spices too - nothing that had hard bits of pod in it like cracked pepper. So if they are "foodies" as you say, it's just opens up a whole new adventure for them. The doctor (whom I don't trust at all) who did my colonoscopy said I had diverticulitus. I don't have any problems at all, unlike my mom so I tend not to believe him. I was talking to my friend who is a nurse who's area is lower G.I. and she said pfffftt - as you age EVERYONE gets little bits of inflammation from the food we eat. She said to be mindful of what I'm eating, try to eat fiber and things that push and cleanse the innards but unless I'm doubled over in pain, don't worry about the seeds thing. Good thing because I like my seeds and bits :lol: Hope you have a nice time with your friends.
I wonder where the airlines are headed. I hear they are going to start charging for drinks now. Since security doesn't allow you to bring anything liquid past the security checkpoint, this will make for the concession stands to inflate their ridiculous prices even more. $4 for a bottle of water :rolleyes: I have to say in general, I was a person who would pay for convienience but it's gotten to the point that it's actually becoming too much of a hassle to fly. I know the airlines are just trying to recoup some of their losses and they are doing it creatively - they should just raise the airfares and be done with it. I can't believe they are getting that many bookings with offering a few bargain fares. It's very sad to see actually.
We watched the Will Smith movie - I Am Legend yesterday. It was disappointing. He's a good actor and usually his movies are pretty good. I made some fancy shrimp dish too from a new magazine. That was disappointing too - particularly since it took alot of prep time. I'm blaming DH - he selected the dish :lol: Surprisingly, we have never had a recipe from the Kraft Foods website or magazine that we didn't care for - everything there has been tasty. The recipe we tried last night was from Cuisine magazine - guess we have simpler tastes :lol:
Sorry Bala blew you off Mel - it didn't seem like he was that kind of guy. Hassle that you had to get up and dressed earlier for nuttin. I say you give him the old :rollpin: next time you see him and set him straight. Hopefully you can still recoupe this afternoon for some Mel time.
Here I sit all raggity and I have to get showered and dressed, get groceries, go pick out a new cell phone with DH, go pet the shelter kitties for a while and I have a hot date at 4/5pm today. Which I might be just a little late for ;)
So I'd better get a move on. Make the most of your day everyone.
06-22-2008, 07:55 PM
Been to gym, done the 7k run an worn my body out. I had an interesting conversation with the receptionist there yesterday about the state of my membership. Now according to me it should run out about the 25th July. According to her it ran out on 25th May. Excuse me, then why does my card still work? It seems that few people pay for a year up front now and she doesn't seem to realise that type of membership is what I have. Apparently most people pay by the month or arrange a direct debit with the bank to have the membership paid. Even if you want to leave you are supposed to give a months notice. Well there ain't much like that in my contract. Not that the contract is worth the paper it is written on. She told me I had paid for a months freeze after I had signed up for the new year and I also said that I had applied for and paid for a three month freeze while I was overseas and at Groote Island. But there appears to be no record of this. I haven't had a letter or a call that my membership has ceased and so I will just continue until things don't work any more or I go back to Jakarta, which ever comes first.
Rennie - sorry to hear you are flat on your back again. Get better soon.
Pattie - good news for Blackie. Get back into the swing of exercise with bootcamp - ouch. Good to hear from you.
Mel - geez that chicken/ turkey recipe looks good. I must have a go at that.
Ceejay - perhaps you need to take the fluid tablets for a period of time. I find that one won't do it. I need to take them very regularly. Otherwise I might be 5k heavier than I am now.
Happy - you are not have the greatest year are you? Cars, phones, pools, glasses, cats to vet, job woes. Hope things improve soon.
As for the claim of Alzheimer link to obesity. Well it seems to me that they can claim whatever they feel like claiming. There doesn't seem to have to be any scientific proof with some of the claims. Someone just has an idea and runs with it. My Mum was Alzheimer, she wasn't skinny but she weighed a lot less than me. It's about as much good as saying that you shouldn't cross your eyes because if the wind changes, they will stay that way. Bulls***.
Had a nice dinner last night. Tim cooked up pork in plum sauce which we had with rice. We also had mini pizza to start and that had sundried tomato, garlic, eggplant, mushrooms and parmesan cheese on it. Desert was something else, I forget, but it had berries soaked in something, crushed gingernuts, cream and shaved chocolate. It was forgetable unfortunately, but then I am not a dessert person anyway.
Now I guess I better go get going on the day. See ya
06-22-2008, 08:24 PM
Back from a short trip to Paragould. Back to the grind tomorrow, Ugh.
I do take a bp med that has a fluid med in this but I'm not sure the dosing is correct.
I'm not sure of the correlation between obesity and Al's disease. At one tiime Al's disease was due to aluminum cans. I'm still thinking that most of our diseases are heriditary.
Another good recipe. Shame on Bala for not calling.
Hope your back is feeling better.
Hello to the rest. :wave:
06-23-2008, 08:19 AM
SHAD....DESSERT SOUNDED GOOD NO MATTER WHAT IT WAS. :rofl: THE GYM CARD IS TOO FUNNY. IT WILL PROBABLY RUN OUT IN JULY LIKE YOU SAID NO MATTER WHAT THE GIRL KNOWS! DID THEY REPLACE THE TRAINER? I WAS THINKING OF YOU WHEN I SAW A PROGRAM ON TV CALLED WORKOUT....ABOUT A GYM FILLED WITH IDIOT TRAINERS. LOTS OF DRAMA OF COURSE FOR A "REAL LIFE" TV PROGRAM. WONDER WITH ALL THEIR EGOS DID THEY REALIZE WHAT DOPES THEY LOOKED LIKE WHEN THE PROGRAM WAS AIRED! YOU WOULD HAVE THEM STRAIGHTENED OUT IN NO TIME.
CEEJAY.... :welcome: HOME!! HOPE THE WEEKEND TRIP WENT WELL.
HAPPY~ I HAD A LAUGH NOW I READ YOUR POST...WHEN I WOKE YESTERDAY, I TURNED ON THE TV TO SEE WHAT TIME IT WAS AND GET THE WEATHER. FIRST THING I HEAR IS OBESITY AND ALZHEIMERS!!! I SAID WTF AND TURNED IT OFF AND ROLLED OVER FOR 1/2 HOUR!!!
I DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR IT EITHER!! :tantrum:
AND BESIDES...I THOUGHT I REMEMBER HEARING IT WAS BAD WITH SKINNY PEOPLE NOT THAT LONG AGO!!!!
TOO BAD ABOUT THE MOVIE AND DINNER!! THANKS FOR THE CALL. I WAS SURPRISED NO ALARMS OR DOORBELLS WENT OFF WHILE WE CHATTED. NOW WE ARE GOOD TO GO FOR ANOTHER FEW MONTHS :rofl: TELL DH NEXT TIME HE GETS TO EAT A PROPER DINNER BEFORE THE CALL:lol3:
FUNNY BUT AFTER HAPPY AND I HUNG UP, I WAS GOING TO TAKE A SHOWER AND THE DOORBELL RANG. IT WAS THE MAYOR...MELODY WILL YOU COME DOWN WITH THE KEY OR SHOULD I COME UP...THE A/C IS NOT WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM! SOMEONE FROM MAINTENANCE HAD RESET IT TO 82 DEGREES AND OF COURSE IT WASN'T COMING ON. :faint: SO THE SENIORS GOT THE A/C TO WATCH THEIR MOVIE "CHARADE" AND HE GOT AN EARFULL FROM ME!! TIRED OF THE GAME PLAYING GOING ON. AND I LEFT A SCATHING MESSAGE ON THE OFFICE ANS. SYSTEM. OF COURSE WHETHER OR NOT ANYTHING GETS DONE ABOUT IT IS ANOTHER STORY.
SINCE 5:30 I HAVE BEEN CHECKING THE A/C AND ENDED UP RESETTING IT. I THINK IT'S OK NOW. LEFT ANOTHER MESSAGE "HANDS OFF THE CONTROL BOX" AND HERE I SIT. THE SYSTEM IS 25 YRS OLD, BELT-DRIVEN, AND HAS A NEWISH COMPUTER CONTROL PANEL/THERMOSTAT.
IT USUALLY WORKS FINE WHEN EVERYONE LEAVES IT ALONE! :rollpin: SO ALL THIS TOOK FROM 8 TO 10 LAST NIGHT BECAUSE HE DECIDED TO CHAT AND SEE SOME OF THE MOVIE TOO! I FORGOT I DIDN'T EAT DINNER, CAME UP STARVING, ATE AND WENT TO BED. I THINK DINNER IS JUST NOW GETTING DIGESTED! :rofl:
GOING TO BE A SLUGGISH DAY. DREARY OUTSIDE, I AM TIRED AND MAYBE I'LL JUST WATCH OLD MOVIES TOO!!
HAPPY MONDAY :moped:
06-23-2008, 09:36 AM
Hi ladies -
I was feeling a bit under the weather this weekend. Nothing specific...just worn out and exhausted. So I rested as much as I could. I'm doing a little better today and have a busy day ahead. I'll check in later to do personals.
Love and hugs to all,
06-23-2008, 09:41 AM
Good morning chicks,
Enjoyed chatting with you yesterday Mel. We both decided there's a whole lotta crap going on in the world :rofl: Cripes woman - living in a building with all those seniors, I'm hot, I'm not, turn that up, turn that down - no wonder the darn thing doesn't work :lol: Guess you have to put one of those locked plexiglass boxes on the thermostat like we have at work.
Ceejay - as far as the Alzheimer's goes - or at least this latest study, they tested people's brains and those who were obese had way less of some substance than people of normal weight. Then again, if I think about it, if they were able to test their brains, that meant they were dead so they probably had bigger issues to worry about, wouldn't you think? :lol:
Shad - I had the same issue with the gym membership. It does get confusing when you put a freeze on months or get a few bonus months when you sign up. You don't realize you need an accounting degree to keep track of all of that when you sign up and then when you need it, you can't remember what went on :dizzy: - all you know is that you feel you got cheated out of something you paid for.
Yes, we have had a bumpy year this time. Trying hard not to dwell on it - sort of chalking it up to the old - things happen - scenario. At this point I tell myself things could be much worse and not to fret over it. :^:
Better get a move on here and go make my 50 centavos for the day - it sure does feel like it's going to be a sluggish day. Still looking for that magic potion that will have me bounding out of bed all cheery and full of energy :dance:
Happy Monday everybody... :wave:
06-23-2008, 09:42 AM
Rest up Michelle - hope you feel better as the day wears on :hug:
06-23-2008, 12:15 PM
Happy Monday Ladies........
The weekend was much fun. Had several margaritas, but maintained throughout the day. The couple received really nice gifts.
My windshield wipers quit on me about 50 miles from home. That was a real journey in the rain. Thank God I had Rainex on my windshield. Once again, thank you Jesus, amen.
MEL...you must be a saint to work with all the seniors. So much complaining you put up with. Take a hot bubbly bath with candles lit.
Rennie....Ouch, hope your shoulder feels better.
Ceejay...it's all water weight...
Happy...I do not miss my swimming pool. May the water Gods be with you.
Shad...loved the cat story. You are so entertaining.
Michelle...Feel better, Oh Exercise Goddess.
Hi to everyone.
Love and Hugs
06-23-2008, 01:46 PM
Hello ladies! Been feeling out of it for a little while. Was pretty stressed over money issues, but have come around to just dealing with it. I am going to tell you all the price of gas is killing us...esp with DH having to drive 70mi round trip to work. But there are things I can't change, then there are things I CAN. So that is what we are working on.
Not sure what to do for today...went out Saturday to watch DH's softball game, then felt like I had to recover all weekend. Went to church yesterday, but ended up in the basement because I was feeling light headed...just need to drink more water before hand. Came home and DH let me nap all afternoon, but then had a rough night and felt like i barely slept. Not up for much, may try taking the kiddies to the pool, but I have to get a few loads of laundry done.
After Dh gets home we will be pulling out the camping gear and making sure it is all good to go for next week. Well, need to be going, have to make some lemonaide...tastes better than water. LOL
06-23-2008, 01:50 PM
Shoulder is feeling better, thanks.
I am feeling back to normal now, thanks
Had a nice weekend. We went to the camp grounds and played euchre. Then, we did a 14 hour day at the soup kitchen. Had tons of fun. Back to the normal of scrubbing ceilings and walls lol.
06-23-2008, 02:41 PM
Happy Monday afternoon (or evening or Tuesday morning)...
Patty - I'm so glad to hear that Blackie is doing better. I think I can learn from him to eat smaller meals throughout the day and eat S-L-O-W-L-Y. I hope the bootcamp is going well. I wish my gym would offer something like that. Even a 1 day or 1/2 day long bootcamp would be awesome!
Mel - you must have the patience of a saint to take care of all that you do. :hug:
Rennie - Back injuries are AWFUL. I hope you're doing better today.
CeeJay - You're having back pain too? I hope it's not contagious! :lol: Hang in there. I hope you had a good time in Paragould.
Happy - I hope things work out with your pool liner replacement. Good for you for getting a bargain on your glasses! I think I will try Costco the next time I need glasses. Your kitty may be mad at you now, but she'll feel much better for all this work. We did have a nice weekend with DMIL. It was a fairly quiet weekend though...lots of rest and relaxation, which is what both she and I needed. DMIL is here until mid to late July.
Shad - Sorry that you had to miss your friend Chris' b'day party. I hope your dinner at the other Chris' house was nice. That's too bad that your body balance class is no more. We pay good $$ for gym memberships and they should offer classes when we can attend them. Since summer attendance is down at my gym, they have revised their class schedule to put some classes on hiatus until fall and to move others to 5:15 pm. 5:15? I work 30 minutes away - there's no way I can get there for a 5:15 class. From what I've heard not many people are able to show up for the 5:15 classes. Oh well, it's only for a couple more months, then my favorite classes will return at their normal time. Yay! It is good that you can find solace from your demanding kitty at the gym. :rofl: Sounds like your gym is hassling you from all angles. But at least you're still getting your work outs in. I totally agree....keep going until the card doesn't work anymore.
Annie - I'm glad you had a fun weekend!
Ellen - I, too, am stressed out about finances and wondering if I or my DH should take a second job. Not fun. Oh well, I can't worry about it...too much work to think about.
I'm feeling better as the day goes on. Still a big project looming over me that's due tomorrow. I've got a meeting in 15 minutes to clarify some of the requirements that weren't clear - everyone was on vacation last week. No pressure though, just due tomorrow by end of day. :yikes:
Take care, ladies!
06-23-2008, 03:56 PM
Grilled Tarragon Dijon Chicken
Grill this flavorful chicken for a fabulous summer main dish.
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoons dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
8 chicken thighs, skinned
garnish: lime slices
1. Combine olive oil, mustard, lemon juice, lime juice, garlic, tarragon and pepper in shallow dish. Add chicken. Cover and chill for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
2. Remove chicken from marinade. Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Top with lime slices, if desired.
Based on individual serving.
Total Fat: 14 g
Carbohydrates: 4 g
Protein: 28 g
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06-23-2008, 06:31 PM
Slept in this morning - forgot to set the alarm and being a creature of the light, never woke until dawn arrived. Not to worry we have now passed the longest night and life will get lighter from now on. We are having a very cold spell at the moment. Yesterday morning temp was only 7 and today is predicted to be even less, however the sun makes up for it when it finally arrives and the days are just delightful.
Surprise, surprise - the man from the gym rang yesterday to apologise for the mix up in the gym on Saturday and what could the club do to make up for it. No surprise that I had a few whinges to regale him with including some of the lack of professionalism associated with the club. He sounded like he was 16 years old, but if he is in charge, as far as I am concerned he is well old enough to hear and deal with the truth. He tells me it is hard to recruit and keep body balance trainers for some reason at the club. Not suprising at all really since body balance is the first class to be put off if you can find something else to put in there - like a train the trainer session, a Lions club breakfast and/ or a problem with the lighting despite the fact that the Body Combat class earlier went ahead.
If we were not able to source a Body Balance trainer would you be interested in a pilates class? Prefer a Yoga class, don't know that I would appreciate a full hour of pilates. Anyway, I thanked him for ringing and then called the floor man and spent a small fortune agreeing to have a new floor. Part of the new floor goes down in 3 weeks time and then the next part in August and the final bit will not be until after Christmas at least since I still have to figure whether I want to extend those two bedrooms or not and whether or night I can get a builder to do it.
Cat is slowly coming round to the theory that cats eat meat and biscuits and humans eat icecream and fish soup but it is a long haul job. Right now she is deciding that it is all to cold to go outside and what she can do to prevent that happening. She also thinks she is a camel who doesn't have to go.
Ceejay - if you are retaining fluid constantly then that tablet is not doing it's job. Maybe you need to take the other tablet a little more frequently. Getting old ain't for sissies is it?
Rennie - good to hear you are back and doing okay. Sounds like a fun weekend.
Mel - I think the one thing that annoys me about the gym, more than any other thing is the fact that you go to these classes and they TURN this horrid music up. (Actually body balance has some quite nice music) and then the instructor must scream over the top of this noise and can scarcely speak at the end of the class. To someone who is partially deaf anyway, this is a big problem. I try to stand in front of the speakers so I don't get the worst of it, but it is still hard. Anyway, I am going to try out a pump class this morning at 9.30 so think of me about then.
Michelle - sorry to hear you haven't been feeling too bright this weekend. Hope it passes soon. I fully agree about these 5.15 classes. What the h*ll! Don't they realise that most people work until 5 or 5.30 and not everyone works next door to the gym. Good luck with the project
Annie - glad you have had a good weekend. Does one good to let steam off once in a while.
Ellen - sounds like you are on the up again. How far along are you now?
Happy - So you and Mel have been setting the world to rights again. Okay - but I'll have you know that you haven't done much for the price of petrol over here. Still horribly high and it was interesting to not that things were extremely quiet over the weekend at the local service stations (now there is an oxymoron - there is no service) because of the high price of petrol over the weekend. The roads were quiet as well and even the hoons were not in evidence. I guess one can be thankful for some small mercies.
Okay I'm off. If I am to check out the pump class, I had better do some work now. I have a huge amount of work to do if I want this floor laid in 3 weeks and again in a couple of months.
06-24-2008, 01:22 AM
I am making up for my wonderful weekend lol. I had to do all the work around here today that I didn't get done because I wasn't home this weekend.
I was lucky this time. It was gone by morning. Sometimes it can last for weeks. Still have no idea why it happened, I have done this kind of thing all my life. Guess sometimes it just happens.
06-24-2008, 08:35 AM
MICHELLE...HOPE YOU FEEL MUCH BETTER BY NOW :hug:
GOOD LUCK WITH THE PROJECT. I HAVE PATIENCE BUT AM A FAR CRY AWAY FROM A SAINT :rofl: :rofl:
HAPPY....WHEN YOU FIND THAT MAGIC POTION...SAVE ME SOME. YOU COULD MAKE A FORTUNE OFF OF IT!! IN FACE, EARLY RETIREMENT :dance: AND....WE ALREADY HAVE A BOX OVER THE THERMOSTAT :rofl: :rofl:
ANNIE.... :yikes: NO WIPERS?!?!?! GOOD TO KNOW YOU ARE HOME SAFE AND SOUND!! I CAN'T DO BUBBLE BATHS ANYMORE BUT TOOK A LONG SHOWER WITH LEMON BODY WASH AND GOT INTO SNUGGLY PJ'S!! COULD HAVE USED ONE OF YOUR DRINKS THO!!
RENNIE...GOOD TO HEAR YOU ARE UP AND ABOUT.
SHAD.....HOPE THE PUMP CLASS WENT WELL. IT'S A SHAME ABOUT THE TRAINERS REALLY. I NEVER UNDERTOOD JUST WHY THE MUSIC HAS TO BE SO LOUD ANYWAY. IT'S ONE THING TO GET PEOPLE PSYCHED AND ANOTHER THING TO DEAFEN THEM!! :tantrum: STAY WARM MY SOUTHERN FRIEND!! AND KITTY TOO!! :rofl:
:cofdate: I CANCELLED THE FOOD SHOPPING. THE DULCOLAX HAS DECIDED TO WORK MUCH BETTER THE DAY AFTER I TOOK IT :faint:
YESTERDAY I SPENT TIME SORTING THRU MY WINTER CLOTHES. TOO MANY PANTS LOOKED RAGGEDY SO OUT THEY WENT. I HAVE TO REMEMBER TO BUY ONE OR TWO MORE. O LOOKED LAST YEAR BUT LANDSEND TOLD ME THEY STOPPED CARRYING THEM. OF COURSE THEY DID...THEY WERE MY FAVORITES!!!:tantrum: I HAVE TOLD JEN THAT IF WE FIND SOMETHING THAT FEELS GOOD ON THE SKIN AND EASY TO WEAR, WE MUST GO BACK AND BUY A DOZEN!!!!
THE ACCT HAS BECOME VERY UNRELIABLE OF LATE. TELLS ME SATURDAY THEN CANCELS AND TELLS ME MONDAY. THEN MONDAY TELLS ME TUESDAY. THEN CALLS BACK AND SAYS OK FOR MONDAY TILL 7:30. THEN CALLS AND SAYS OK IT'S ALMOST 6:30 AND I AM LEAVING NOW :faint: THEN SAYS SEE YOU AGAIN TOMORROW. I SAY NOK I'LL BE RIGHT BACK GOING TO GET MY MAIL. I GO BACK AND HE LEFT ALREADY!!! WAS HE AFRAID I WAS GOING TO READ THE RIOT ACT TO HIM OR IS HE JUST IN ANOTHER WORLD RIGHT NOW? WTF!!!
GOING TO TELL HIM THE LITTLE STORY ABOUT HOW MEL'S LIFE HAS TO HAVE SOME ROUTINE IN IT AND ESPECIALLY IN THE BATHROOM!!! WE HAD ANOTHE MAN AND ONCE I HINTED AT SOME SMALL BITS OF MY LIFE, HE NEVER DID IT AGAIN! :rofl: THIS GUY IS NICE AND VERY POLITE BUT A WEE BIT ARROGANT. I WILL RENEDY ALL THAT TOOT SWEET!!! :rollpin:
OFF I GO NOW TO BEGIN THE DAY!
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY!!! :moped:
I AM OFF TO BREAKFAST....BUT FEELING LIKE I COULD USE A NAP?!?!?
06-24-2008, 08:38 AM
Spicy Baked Sweet Potato "Fries"
A healthy alternative to an American favorite.
2 medium sweet potatoes, washed and cut (lengthwise) into strips (1/3 inch on each side)
1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
2. Preheat oven to 450 F.
3. In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix to evenly coat potato strips.
4. Place potato strips on lined cookie sheet (allow space between individual strips for even cooking).
5. Bake for 15 minutes (or until potatoes become crispy) turning strips every 5 to 7 minutes (or as needed).
Fat: 5.5 g
Carbohydrates: 16.4 g
Protein: 1.2 g
06-24-2008, 08:41 AM
Sweet Potato Wedges with Rosemary
2 lbs. sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon olive oil
sprinkle of lemon juice and rosemary
1. Wash and cut sweet potatoes into sticks or wedges.
2. Place potatoes in a bowl and toss with oil, then spread out onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with rosemary.
3. Bake about 30 minutes at 375° F, or until browned and tender. You may want to turn potatoes over half way through baking time.
4. Sprinkle with lemon juice, if desired.
06-24-2008, 09:02 AM
Good morning everyone -
I'm feeling a lot better. Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm hoping for a very productive day today. I've got some big projects coming due in a hurry. I'm still riding the blissful wave of endorphins from last night's cardio and circuit training class. Definitely got a good workout in!
Shad - I'm glad that you were able to air your grievances to the gym management. I did that a few weeks ago about my gym's summer schedule. From what you wrote of your conversation, it almost sounds like they are going to phase Body Balance out. It's a shame when gyms eliminate a well attended class to allow for...what? A Lions club breakfast or other nonsense! Ridiculous! I hope you enjoy the Pump class. As for gym music, I've told you my gym has two locations, right. One is adults only and is more serene - that's the location I prefer. No music in the workout areas - if you want music bring your own MP3 or walkman. And in the classes, there is music but not too loud, which is nice. At the other gym....it's the usual loud music everywhere. If I'm going to crank up the tunes really loud...I want to be able to choose the "tunes"! :rofl: I'm glad to hear Sunday is understanding what she is supposed to eat. I don't think any animals like going outside in the cold. It's amazing how long they can hold "it" when there is inclement weather. :lol:
Mel - The accountant sure sounds like a P.I.T.A. You need to teach him some manners, Mel! Thanks for the sweet potato fries/wedges recipes. I LOVE sweet potatoes, though I hope they don't have the same effect on my blood sugar as regular potatoes. It was a total shock to me when from testing my blood sugar I realized that potatoes increase my blood sugar more than ice cream! :dunno:
Happy - Since I'm posting earlier than normal, I'm sure I'll be reading your posts later. I hope you have a wonderful morning to start off a terrific day.
Patty, Rennie, Annie, Ellen and everyone else - Have a great day!
Love and hugs,
06-24-2008, 10:52 AM
Good Morning Ladies....
Started the day thinking it was Wednesday, sheesh what a let down, it is only Tuesday...
Ellen...hope you are feeling better by now, being pregnant can be rough.
Michelle..glad you r feeling better. Sometimes other's vacations make more work for us. Don't cha just love it.
MEL...Yummy recipes. I know what you mean about finding favorites in items. My make up is the same way. When I go back to buy more, they don't make it anymore. Same with hair products.
Taking car to the shop tomorrow to see about the wipers that took a crap. Thank God no rain in the forecast till after that.
Thursday night I am having a Silpada Jewelry party. It is all sterling silver jewelry and very beautiful. A little on the expensive side, but very nice.
Looks like a great day to walk on breaks and lunch. It is so nice outside today, no humidity. Tomorrow brings back the hot yuck stuff.
Update on old BF, Dave. Two issues I am not thrilled with therefore I am not seeing him anymore....He is moving too fast for me...like the I LOVE YOU already...and the major reason is he drinks way too much for my liking. I would say he could be an alcoholic. Over indulgence with alcohol scares me away, it play a part in my divorce. I now have certain qualities that I won't just "settle" for anymore. I may be single the rest of my life, however at least I am in a happy place with no bad stuff. Does that make any sense? Or am I too hard on people?
Hello to everyone.
Love and hugs
06-24-2008, 12:53 PM
Annie - You are NOT being too hard on Dave (IMHO anyway). You've got to find someone you're comfortable with, and I can totally understand why you would be uncomfortable with his drinking if it played a part in your divorce. It is better to be single and happy than in an unhappy relationship. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you, but applaud and congratulate you for recognizing his qualities that make you uncomfortable and doing what is best for you! You Go, Girlfriend!
06-24-2008, 02:30 PM
Just a quick fly by--nothing new.
Your concerns with Dave's drinking would be of my concerns also.
Glad you are feeling better.
06-24-2008, 03:30 PM
Sorry I didn't have time to post this morning - seems like no matter what, I am always running behind lately...
Annie - as far as Dave goes... When we are young, just starting out and naive we are eternally hopeful and we don't realize the consequences of some things. I can't stop getting old, but one of the definite perks about it is that you get comfortable with who you are and stop feeling pressured by others to make decisions that you're just not ok with. I don't blame you a bit for backing off. Even if he wasn't overly eager or he didn't drink so much, if you only felt that hey, there's no spark there - why feel compelled to continue things? Would be more wrong to lead him on. So no, I don't think you're being hard on him. Let's just say your radar has kicked in and you've learned to follow your instincts. Good for you! Sorry it didn't work out - have fun with your other friends in the mean time. I'd hang out with you, but I don't drive the expressway :rofl:
Michelle - I just had to check on the sweet potato. It's on the low glycemic index list - way better than a baked white potato or new potatoes. I have learned to like sweet potatoes too - with a dash of cinnamon. I'm amazed at your statement of potatos and ice cream on the blood sugar. I guess you've been opened to a whole new world of eating with the diabetes. No wonder it's tough to control unless you get educated. Glad to hear you made a quick recovery from not feeling well. Those endorphins must be something special :lol:
Thank you for the yummy recipes Mel. You forgot to tell us what time to show up for dinner though :hungry: :lol3: What you said about buying the pants is actually true. I have been known to pick up 2 pairs of shoes, 4 pairs of pants, etc. Seems like I am having a harder time finding stuff I like and it's not just a size thing.
I also suspect that the grocery stores carefully review my purchases using the frequent shoppers card and hone in on the items I like the most to stop carrying. I am not a cereal person but there was this stuff called Country Inn that used recipes from actual Bed and Breakfasts around the country. They had one version with cranberries and walnuts that was fabulous. The stuff was expensive - over $5 for a 10 oz box but DH and I both loved it. Sure enough as I started buying it on a regular basis, they started to run out of it. When they'd restock I'd buy 5 boxes at a time. I was their best customer!!!! It wasn't going stale on the shelf!!!! One day I went to the store only to find that the spot where the Country Inn cereal was had been replaced by 5 kinds of :barf: :barf: :barf: :barf: BRAN cereal. Why do stores carry 27 kinds of bran cereal. Does anyone eat it? I don't think so. :no: The way people act so goofy I think they are all walking around constipated as my Mom would say. :o
Good heavens, I am turning into a crabby old bat. :rolleyes: Thank you for not saying anything.
Shad, you have me on the floor with the idea of inducting that caller from the gym into man hood. :lol: But I understand completely. We had similar issues at our gym. And it was for classes that we were paying EXTRA for! Kept switching the nights. I thought it was the trainer and it turned out I was grumbling at the wrong person. Gee you must be frosty and freezing! I didn't think it got that cold down your way. Brisk! I suggested replacing the carpets with wood flooring but DH said what will we do with the furniture. We could rent one of those PODS (portable storage bins that they put on the driveway) but the issue is getting the furniture out of the house. So I will envy you your nice kitchen and pretty floors but not the work you'll have to do to get there :lol:
Lunch is over. Hellos to those I didn't get to :wave:
06-24-2008, 04:18 PM
Good afternoon/morning ladies!!! Been somewhat productive this morning...if you can call sitting in front of the computer productive. I looked thru the job ads, e-mailed a checklist to my dad and sis, and got our server (extra hard drive) re connected to the network. The kids have had lunch, and the laundry is on. Much better than sleeping all morning...being tired I can deal with, but I Have been getting allergy/hormone headaches that have been lasting all day esp since I can't take anything for them...will have to talk to the dr about an allergy med I can take while preg...fall is my worst time. I think I can take plain Claritin but will double check first.
Annie~Go with your gut...whats left anyways. :) I think you did the right thing...I would say tho, if you are still on the prowl, look for new guys...and ex is always an ex for a reason.
Happy~My uncle eats those bran cereals...but he is much closer to shad than he is to us. I too buy things in multiples...I loved my wedding shoes so much that I bought a pair in black too! Too bad that as I got bigger they stopped fitting.
Hello and hugs to everyone else...my comp is making funky noises...will have to check to make sure the kiddo's didn't set sticky keys on me.
06-24-2008, 06:27 PM
Happy - as far as shifting the furnitue out goes, there is little to shift out. We took most of it to the shed and there is a 3 piece lounge suite and the tv unit and a table left.
The tv unit is on wheels, it will be shifted to the bedroom for the day. The lounge suite will be there too. My entire house footprint would fit into your living areas and you would still have room to put the groceries. My house is not bit, and I like minimal furniture around me. Oh yes there is a glass and wrought iron coffee table and side table but I plan to take them out and respray them the day that the wood goes down. Because I am getting it done in stages I can use the other rooms to store the stuff for the time being. And since I insist on having most furniture pieces on wheels these days (because I like to rearrange things a lot), its not so hard to shift things. Those not on wheels get shifted with the little slider thingy I made in a hurry one morning - I'm constantly amazed at how much that thing can carry.
Ellen - money worries are beginning to affect a great many people. It is not an easy time right now. I was observing the lack of traffic and the lack of cars on service station forecourts over the weekend. My niece tells me that sales are well down in her store and my brother says that he is not earning any bonus commissions because he is not selling enough in his vending job. One thing I am thankful for is that my kids are grown and independent and my own finances are easy enough. There was a time when they weren't.
Because your uncle is closer to me than to Happy - does that mean it is normal for us lot to eat Bran??? :rofl: Where is he anyway.
Mel - The pump class went okay. I was cautious and didn't put much weight on the bar and regretted that later when it took most of the lesson to work up any sort of sweat. However the lunges got me and the legs are feeling it today. I will go back next week if I can. Meantime I will toddle off this morning and lift some more weights.
The sweet potato chips and wedges sound lovely. I'll have to print those ones out.
Sort out that accountant smartly. Having had to put up with flaming financials and accountants for the past few weeks, you have my support and love and bail money if you decide to kill him.
Michelle - glad to hear you are feeling better. Hope you get all those projects sorted and away on time.
Annie - we must all do what we feel is necessary to protect ourselves from our fears and frustrations. If you have been too hasty and misunderstanding then at some stage no doubt everything will work itself out as it should. One thing about getting older is the lack of necessity to make up your mind in a hurry - there is always time to sort it out.
I've been making my own bread for the last couple of weeks. DS2 seems to like it because the poor loaf gets attacked as soon as we can get it out of the tin. I've also started to make my own muesli - mainly due to the reasons outlined by all of you (hey someone likes it, let's get it off the shelf fast and replace it with this cr*p). (Norganic make a nice organic muesli and it has been taken away and replaced with a revolting clumped cardboard mixture called crunchola). Because I can make small batches I can put the changes of fruit and add or delete bran bits or oat bits or lecithin or whatever as I please. It takes about 10 minutes to make a 2 day batch unless I decide to toast it, in which case it takes about 30 minutes.
Okay - better dash off. DS2 wants to start to eat better and lose a bit of the weight. Time is catching up with his bad eating habits. So I have said we will make lunches together - suits me because then I am accountable for what goes in both our mouths. So I will go shopping today for ingredients for bakes and quiches that are filling but not high calorie. So I am off to the gym, shopping and then back for some more work. One more push and I am just about done with financial - halle-bloody-lujah.
06-24-2008, 10:11 PM
Shad my uncle is in Perth...but I was making fun of the fact that he has always eaten that stuff...even when he was not "old" LOL And, not knowing exactly where you are, I could not say he was close to you...just closer than he is to me!
06-25-2008, 08:57 AM
Morning ladies --
Just a quick check in for me today. I went for a brisk 2 mile walk at lunch yesterday, which I really needed. Yesterday was crazy stressful at work, and today will probably be the same.
Oh and I am back in ONE-derland (198.5). Hopefully this time I'm in ONE-derland for good. :crossed:
Happy - Thanks for checking on the sweet potato for me! Awesome! I LOVE sweet potatoes. Mmmm.
Ellen - you really were a busy chick yesterday! I hope you and your computer are both feeling good today. :lol:
Shad - You are smart to do your wood floors in stages so you can move furniture around. My gosh, you think of everything don't you. No wonder you're so good at your job - you're so organized and methodical. I wish I could be like you. I totally am with you about lunges getting to you. In the classes where we do lunges, we do them the length of the room for several laps! And I always complain (jokingly) how I (at 5'2") have to do WAY more lunges than another person in class who is 5'10". :rofl: When I do a weights class, I usually grab a couple different sizes of weights (if there are enough available) so that I can switch them up depending on the exercise. It's good that you enjoyed the pump class enough to go back. :) Can you please post a recipe for your Muesli ? And any recipes you use for your healthy bakes and quiches ? Filling and low calorie is what I want!
Have a great day ladies!
Love and hugs,
06-25-2008, 09:40 AM
Good morning ladies,
Quick check in for me too. Off to a day full of meetings where I will be assigned more work but can't get it done because I'M SITTING IN MEETINGS :dizzy:
:congrats: Michelle - ONEDERLAND that's fantastic. Your super efforts are paying off well. I'm very happy for you. You had to be dancing today :yay:
Shad - we have those things you put on the floor to shift the furniture too but that still means you have to find a place to put it. The problem is that if we were to do the floors, we'd have someone do them and we'd do 3 rooms at once which would cause most of the problem. DH wants to do the upstairs, I want to do the downstairs. Doing the upstairs would be easier. We'll see. The muesli sounds very good. Geez, you must have HATED the food on this side of the pond :lol: So different than what you eat.
Ellen - don't toss those shoes. I hear your feet can get smaller when you lose weight. Of course I'm not sure how much toddling in heels you'll be doing in the near future but... I really feel for you having to suffer through allergies with no relief. The headaches alone can be brutal.
Tonight they have a tv show I have been waiting anxiously to see - The Baby Borrowers. It takes a teenage couple who think they are ready to have a baby and gives them a baby to deal with. Not just a baby, but then they swap out a toddler, perhaps a sullen teenager and they wrap it up with a couple of senior citizens just to simulate what a committment a child is and you might just perhaps have to take care of elderly parents too. Looks to be rather entertaining. With these crazy kids and how they have glamorized pregnacy, this is a show they need. Actually they have to take real kids and do this in person.
I swear people have lost their minds - there's just no personal responsibility anymore. Anyway, I need to get off to work before I jump on the soapbox.
Hello Ceejay, Shy, Patty, Mel, Carla, Madcat, Annie and the rest of you lot. :wave:
06-25-2008, 10:00 AM
Happy Hump Day Everyone....
Took car to shop to get wipers fixed. Good thing too, we are to have a storm come through today.
Michelle...Thank you for supporting my BF issue. CONGRATS on getting back to onederland!! (to stay)
Happy...Thank you also for your support with BF. I do feel I made the right choice. I am too happy in my singlehood life to ruin it with unhappiness. I would love for you to come hang out with me. We would have so much fun.
Ceejay...your support is appreciated too. Thank you.
UPS...my oh my, you are a busy girl. No wonder you are tired. ;^)
Shad...Bread making...yum..we, too, eat the entire loaf the minute it is out of the bread machine, therefore I rarely make it.
I still have 3 containers of salsa from last year in my freezer. And very exciting news...I have 3 little tomatos on my vine. About the size of quarters right now. My garden is doing marvelous, green and growing like crazy.
Hello to everyone I missed.
Love and hugs.
06-25-2008, 10:06 AM
MICHELLE...WOW! CONGRATULATIONS ON THE RE-ENTRANCE TO ONEDERLAND :cheer: :cheer2: :cheer3:
ALSO...I NEVER KNEW THAT ABOUT POTATOES AND SOME PEOPLE'S SUGAR LEVELS. WHO WOULD HAVE THUNK IT!! i USUALLY USE THE LITTLE RED ONES OR THE LITTLE "NEW" POTATOES...YUKON GOLD. SMALL SERVINGS ALL BY THEMSELVES! LOL gLAD YOU ARE FEELING BETTER AND AGAIN GOOD LUCK WITH THE PROJECTS!
ANNIE...WHEN IT COMES TO PIR OWN PERSONAL HAPPINESS AND SAFETY OF NOT ONLY OURSELVES BUT OUR FAMILIES...NONE OF US CAN AFFORD NOT TO BE TOUGH AND STICK TO OUR GUNS. SETTLING IS HOW WE ENDED UP GETTING OUR DIVORCES AND HAVING TO WORK SO HARD ON OURSELVES JUST TO FIND THE PERSON WE USED TO BE. SO WHILE I AM LAUGHJING HERE...I AM RIGHT BEHIND YOU ON THE DECISION YOU MADE. THE OLD SAYIN.."TOO MUCH TOO SOON...TOO LITTLE TOO LATE" DIDN'T CPOME ABOUT FOR NO GOOD REASON!! SO i SEND A :hug: AND A :rofl:
GOOD FOR YOU! :cheer3:
HAPPY~ I KNOW SOME CONSTIPATED PEOPLE OVE HERE THAT COULD USE A GOOD FLUSHING OUT...SO SEND THE 5 BRANDS TO ME AND MAYBE YOUR STORE WILL CARRY COUNTRY INN ONCE MORE :dance: IF YOU EVER BUY A NEW HOME...GET ONE WITH A BIG OL' PORCCH ON A BUSY STREET AND WE CAN SIT AND GROUCH TOGETHER AS THE WORLD WALKS BY!! :lol3: :lol3:
ELLEN...GALD YOU WERE GETTING UP AND ABOUT BUT SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE HEADACHES. SINUSES AREN'T ANY FUN EVEN WHEN NOT PREGNANT SO I CAN IMAGINE HOW YOU MUST BE FEELING. SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS YOUR WAY :hug:
KAURANGI :queen: SHAD...MORENA TO YOU ALSO FROM PORANGI!:crazy: HOPEFULLY I WON'T BE NEEDING THE BAIL MONEY AS THE ACCOUNTANT STILL LIVES AND BREATHES. SOMETHING STRANGE IS GOING ON WITH HIM, HIS BOSS AND THIS PLACE. SOONER OR LATER I'LL FIND OUT WHAT GIVES. LET'S HAVE THE RECIPE FOR YOUR MUESLI. i LOVED ONE BUT THE SAME THING HAPPENED HERE. GOT BUMPED OFF THE SHELF FOR ONE WITH LOADS OF SUGAR IN IT. :faint: THE DS IS GOING TO KEEP GAINING WEIGHT WITH ALL THE BREAD! :rofl: :rofl: FUNNY HOW SOONER OR LATER AGE CATCHES UP WITH WEIGHT ISSUES. DOING THE HAPPY DANCE FOR YOU AND THE FINANCIAL ENDING :cb: :carrot:
:cofdate: I AM IN A ZYRTEC FOG. A FRIEND AND I SAT OUTSIDE LAST EVENING WAITING FOR THE ACCOUNTANT TO LEAVE AT 8. THERE WAS A STIFF BREEZE THAT HAD GUSTS THAT WERE ALMOST KNOCKING SOME SENIORS OVER. :yikes: IT FELT WONDERFUL BUT THE HEAD AND EYES WERE NOT HAPPY FOR LONG! :rofl: BUT SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO THROW CAUTION TO THE WIND:dance:
WE HAD A NJICE CHAT AND THEN I LOCKED UP. LOOKS LIKE TONITE WILL BE ANOTHER LATE NIGHT FOR BOOKKEEPING DEPT. LATELY IT SEEMS THAT I GIVE UP ONE "JOB" AND ANOTHER COMES TO LIGHT OR ONE THAT ALREADY EXISTS EXPANDS :rollpin: YESTERDAY I REMINDED THEN THAT THE BIG ELECTION IN NOVEMBER WILL KEEP ME BUSY AND THEY BEST GET SOME ADDED HELP. IT'S A FEW MONTHS AWAY BUT THEY NEED AN EARLY WARNING.....NOTHING EVER GETS DONE FAST AROUND HERE! IT WAS BUSIER YESTERDAY THAN I HAD PLANNED IT TO BE SO I AM RESTING TODAY FOR SHOPPING AND WHATEVER COMES ALONG TOMORROW AND FRIDAY! HAVE A GREAT DAY.
06-25-2008, 10:10 AM
LOOKS LIKE WE ALL POSTED TOGETHER...WAVING TO HAPPY AND ANNIE AGAIN :wave:
06-25-2008, 02:51 PM
quick lunch time check in -
Happy -- actually I'm so stressed out for all these projects I'm trying to complete by the end of the week, that I haven't had time to be on :cloud9: for One-derland. I am happy though....but I just can't bask in the One-derfulness! :lol: As I was reading your opinion about personal responsibility, I was right there just about to get on the soapbox with ya!
Annie - glad you got your wipers fixed. Do you have a great salsa recipe? I've got several tomato plants...no tomatoes yet though...but I've had flowers...so tomatoes are on the way.
Mel - you make sure they get you some help for all you do. I don't want our Mel to be overworked and underappreciated. :rollpin:
Back to work for me.
06-25-2008, 05:08 PM
Michelle....my salsa recipe...
Garlic Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
1 jar of medium salsa (Chi Chi's or Pace chunky)
Place salsa and tomatos in blender together...blend. Pour in bowl and save.
Place green onion and cilantro in blender together...blend. Pour in with tomatos.
Mix all together; add garlic salt and sugar to taste. (I leave sugar out and add splenda or sweetner when serving).
If you want to freeze this add 1 Tablespoon of bacon grease to mix. (This acts as a preservative)
I don't know the number of tomatos or other ingredients I use, I just throw them in the blender til I think it looks good. Do not blend till mushy or watery. Only blend till chunky.
If you want it hotter, you can blend in a few jalapenos.
Most everyone LOVES this salsa.
06-25-2008, 06:37 PM
Morning all - Morena Porangi
Tena koutou katoa
Okay - Muesli. Michelle I will give you the original recipe and then talk about my variations. It's an old recipe.
6 cups rolled oats
2 cups wheatgerm
1-11/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup sultanas
Mix all ingredients except the sultanas in a large dry roasting pan. Bake at 350F (180C) for 30 minutes stirring every 5/10 minutes so the mixture does not brown too much on the sides and bottom of the pan. Remove from oven, add sultanas, cool and store in airtight tins or jars.
Add to the basic mix (minus the sultanas)
1 cup skim milk powder
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup soy flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1-2 tablespoons chopped almonds
1-2 tablespoons chopped brazil nuts
1/2 cup dried apricots chopped
1/2 cup dried apples chopped
1/2 cup sultanas
Mix all ingredients except fruit and bake as above. Add the fruit to the warm mixture
Okay - so I never use that amount of sugar. Sometimes I forgot about it all together. And I don't make that huge amount either. Try cutting the recipe in half or quarter. I also often add lecithin from the health food stores. And or bran sometimes as well. Depends on what is in the cupboard. And it doesn't have to be toasted. Leave out the flour if you are going to eat it raw.
Bircher Muesli. Now this is something I really love
To one cup of muesli add another cup of rolled oats
1 cup of wheatbran if not added already
2 cups hot water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup almonds if not already there
200g low fat flavoured yoghurt
1 green apple grated
150g seasonal fruit per serve
2 tablespoons honey (preferably the Bee Vital or Active X or Manuka Honey - you may be able to get this from the health food store or the health food section of the supermarket. Beware it is not cheap)
Put oats, meusli and bran in a large ceramic bowl and pour over lemon juice and hot water. Soak for 30 minutes
Add almonds, yoghurt, and apple and stir to combine. Cover and refridgerate overnight.
Serve with fruit and a drizzle of honey plus extra yoghurt.
Serves 8 - so you could cut it down if you don't want so much. Keeps and improves over 4 days. This recipe is from the CSIRO dietbook.
I'll think up some bakes and frittatas later today.
Michelle - me ??? organised and methodical. :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3:
Your talking to someone who has their best ideas in the middle of the night. Sit up straight in bed - mutter Eureka that's what I'll do and settle down again. At least that's what the ex said I did. When I got the rest of the house moving, I would be back to sound asleep apparently.
Gotta go. Work calls. I'll be back to finish this shortly. For those of you having trouble in the throne room, try a Fuji apple and melted balsamic onions during the day. Works wonderfully for me.
06-26-2008, 02:00 AM
Just a quick fly by. Didn't stop tonight until after 12:30 so I am a bit tired. Only have one side of a sheet of paper from a steno book left to do then I am done :). Taking me a bit longer to do things because I am watching out for the shoulders and back. Sorry I haven't had time to chat with everyone.
06-26-2008, 08:26 AM
ANNIE...WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS OF TOMATOES AND SALMONELLA...GOOD THING YOU STILL HAVE YOUR OWN SALSA!! :yikes:
MICHELLE..."ONDERFULLNESS" :rofl: :rofl: HOPE YOU DO FIND THE TIME TO BASK IN THE JOY OF IT!
HAPPY...HOPE THE MEETINGS WENT WELL! HAPPY DAY!
SHAD....WELCOME AND GOOD MORNING TO YOU ALSO! THANKS FOR THE RECIPES. IF I FEEL ENERGIZED ONE DAY I MIGHT JUST TRY ONE! :lol3: A FUJI APPLE AND MELTED BALSAMIC ONIONS??? :faint: DID YOU FIND THIS CONCOCTION OUT BY ACCIDENT??
:cofdate: DARK AND GLOOMY TODAY. I WANT TO GET INTO THE BEDROOM AND FINISH THE CLOTHES MESS I HAVE MADE. I WAS GOING THRU SOME WINTER THINGS THAT I HAVEN'T WORN AT ALL. STILL DECIDING!
JEN WILL BE HERE TODAY. THE GIRL IS WITH HER UNCLE AND JEN HAS THE DAY "OFF" FROM MOTHERHOOD.
I AM OFF TO SHOWER AND EAT. FEELING DECIDEDLY SWEATY THIS MORNING. VERY HUMID OUTSIDE.
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY! :moped:
06-26-2008, 08:47 AM
Happy Thursday ladies --
Wishing it was Friday, but today will be much better for me than yesterday. I've got one of my big projects done, and the other one looks to be nearly done. Phew. Last night, some friends of mine and I volunteered to sort donated new clothes (department store samples and discontinued clothes) for an organization that donates to low-income families and right now to flood victims. Tonight, I plan to go to the gym for cardio and strength training. :strong:
Annie - Thanks for the salsa recipe! and for the tip about adding bacon grease as a preservative to freeze it!
Shad - Thanks for the muesli recipes. I, too, get my best ideas in the middle of the night. Usually about 3 am. I wake up and write it down, and go back to sleep. Sultanas - never heard of them so I looked it up...a type of grape or raisin. I'm guessing for muesli you use raisins, right?
Rennie - On the go until 12:30? My gosh, girlfriend, don't overdo it, okay?
Mel - We're having a very muggy day here too. Here's to staying cool and dry today, huh? Have fun going through your clothes. I'm looking forward to going through my clothes again soon and donating all my Size 16s and up!
Happy - Hope your meetings went well and that you have a great day today.
Well, better get to it....still have a project that needs to get done.
06-26-2008, 08:55 AM
Happy Muggy Thursday from Indy....
Probably won't walk today as everyone would melt. Sheesh. Our high is 90 degrees and 150 percent humid.
Tonight I am having a Silpada Jewelry party. I love Silpada jewelry, but it is quite expensive, therefore I am having a party to obtain FREE jewelry.
It is all sterling silver stuff.
Not doing personals today, I am leaving at 2:00 and have much to do here at work.
Have a marvelous day all...
Love and Hugs
06-26-2008, 10:02 AM
Hi Annie -- Good luck and have fun with your Silpada party. I've been to one. It is beautiful jewelry and very high quality. I'm not much into jewelry, but I know women who love Silpada!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large bulb fennel, thinly sliced
4 stalks celery, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 cup dry white wine
1 pound cod fillet, skin removed; cut into 2-inch pieces
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 pounds tomatoes, chopped
1 pound mussels, scrubbed
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Kosher salt and pepper
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
Heat the oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the fennel, celery, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the wine and bring to a boil. Add the cod, shrimp, and tomatoes and cook, covered, for 3 minutes. Add the mussels and cook, covered, until the cod and shrimp are cooked through and the mussels have opened, 3 to 5 minutes.
Stir in the vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Sprinkle with the tarragon before serving.
Substitution: This light French seafood stew works well with a variety of fish. Sea bass, flounder, and halibut are tasty alternatives to cod, so buy what looks best at the market.
A SATISFYING SNACK
Take advantage of sweet California grapes, which are in season right now, and pair them with a high-fiber cracker for a quick and healthy snack:
Wasa with Grapes, Ricotta, Almond Butter
Makes 1 serving
Prep time: 3 minutes
Total time: 3 minutes
1/3 cup nonfat ricotta
1 teaspoon almond butter
1 Wasa crispbread (any Best Life-approved flavor)
6 grapes, halved
Combine ricotta and almond butter in a bowl. Spread onto crispbread and top with grapes.
Per Serving. Calories: 160. Protein: 14 g. Carbohydrate: 21 g. Dietary Fiber: 2 g. Total Fat: 3 g. Saturated Fat: 0 g. Cholesterol: 6 mg. Sodium: 211 mg. Calcium: 283 mg.
06-26-2008, 12:10 PM
Morning ladies! I have been busy already...we set up our tent and left it up overnight, and it rained, so there was water in the tent...I spent the morning drying it out, then DH helped me move it into the garage so it can continue to dry before we pack it for the trip.
Have to run to the laundromat to clean the sleeping bags...will get to that this afternoon. Thankfully Dh is off tomorrow so we will have some extra time to pack and clean the house...will try to hop on tomorrow and Sat before we leave.
2 PERDUE® Fresh Whole Cornish Hens
1 medium eggplant, chopped
1 medium zucchini, chopped
1 can (14-1/2-ounce) diced tomatoes seasoned with green pepper and onions
1/2 cup olive oil vinaigrette
8 sprigs fresh oregano
Preheat oven to 350° F. Place eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes in a large bowl. Pour vinaigrette over mixture and gently stir to coat. Set aside.
Remove giblets from hens. Gently loosen skin and tuck oregano into these pockets.
Place Cornish hens in a roasting pan and surround with vegetables. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh registers 180° F.
Serves between 4-6 People
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)
Calories 336 (17%)
Total Fat 19.1g (29%)
Saturated Fat 4.8g (24%)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 113mg (38%)
Sodium 618mg (26%)
Total Carbohydrate 21g (7%)
06-26-2008, 01:11 PM
I've been telling myself that I need to find a sponsor or program so that I could be accountible to them not just depend on myself. I really like Weight Watchers and there is one in Jonesboro. I'm starting next week. I have 2 doctor's appointments then so I would not be spending the money foolishly on gas. I just remembered that I have a weight watchers cook book. May pt it to use this week end.
The fluid pills are working. Weight this morning was back down to 183.6.
Sounds like another good recipe to try. I've just now bought the ingredients for one of the first recipes.
My stomach is growling and I have not eaten breakfast. Wasn't hungry.
06-26-2008, 07:12 PM
Just a quickie for me as I have some issues to deal with at work.
Michelle - sultana's are sort of raisins. Presumably they come from a different grape. They have a completely different flavour but raisins are fine in Muesli as well.
Bought the tiles for the splashback yesterday. DS2 says he will lay them today, but let's not hold our breath. He went out for a big bike ride yesterday and hasn't yet come home. Before you all gasp and tut, he took the ute with the bike in the back so I knew then that he was going into the mountain bike country and he probably has a tent and sleeping bag in there as well. I am not his keeper and he is entitled to time out as are we all.
Ceejay - glad to hear the pills are finally working. Goodonya
Mel - another interesting recipe - thanks. No I did not eat the apple and the onion together. One was for lunch and the other for dinner! Sheeesh.
Okay - off to deal with the warm and fuzzies. Be back later for a sanity check.
06-26-2008, 08:35 PM
CEEJAY....GLAD THE MEDS ARE WORKING AND GOOD LUCK WITH WEIGHT WATCHERS!! USE THE COOKBOOK WISELY AS YODA WOULD SAY! I AM MAKING THE CORNISH HENS THIS WEEKEND. :hun1: OR THE MONTEREY MAC'N'CHEESE. DEPENDS ON WHETRHER I GET TO THE STORE! :rofl:
SHAD....HOPE YOU DEALT WITH THE WARM AND FUZZIES WELL! NO BLOOD DRAWN?? HOPE THE DS IS HAVING A GOOD TIME. TELL HIM I NEED DETAILS THOUGH!! :look: :belly: HAVE A GREAT DAY!
HAPPY~ :wave: SAYING HELLO AGAIN! HOW GOES THE POOL? ANY DECISIONS YET? INQUIRING MINDS NEED TO KNOW SO THEY CAN MAKE VACATION PLANS :swim: :rofl:
ANNIE...HAVE A GREAT PARTY!! :hb:
MICHELLE...DO SOME EXERCISING FOR ME TOO!!!
I DROPPED IN RIGHT FAST TO SAY I MIGHT BE MISSING TOMORROW.....YOU LUCKY SODS!! JEN IS HERE WITH RICHIE. WE HAD A GREAT DAY TOGETHER. RICHIE AND JEN ARE HEALING FROM THEIR WOUNDS. JEN GASHED HER FOOD WITH A ROD AND RICHIE BROKE HIS FRONT TOOTH AND ALSO STEPPED ON A LARGE NAIL :faint: SO WHILE THEY RELAX, HIS DB IS KEEPING THE DD. THIS WAY THEY CAN GO TO THE TRAILER ALONE AND HAVE A WEEKEND TO THEMSELVES AS WELL. BUT THEY ARE STAYING WITH ME TILL THEY LEAVE AT LATE NITE. :dance: SENDING LOVE AND GOOD THOUGHTS TO YOU ALL :moped:
I AM OFF TO THE STORE. HAVE A GREAT DAY!
WE HAVE ANOTHER BIRTHDAY GIRL ON SUNDAY...
NAE...ROSEBLUSH...HAS A BIG DAY ON THE 29TH!
SEE YOU LATER.
06-27-2008, 09:36 AM
Morning chicks -
Hey Mel - you stole, um I mean "borrowed" my kitty :rofl: Enjoy your time with Jen and Richie. And happy cooking you Julia Child you! :lol: DH chose a pool company, went and gave them half down (a consider sum of money) and now they will ignore us for 4 to 6 weeks. :rolleyes: Good chance no pool this season, except maybe to dip your feet in.
So Shad - what color did you decide on with the backsplash? Neutral again or some jazzy red like the hot tomato you are? :rofl:
Good luck with WW Ceejay. Many people say the price of the weekly meetings is worth the accountability of the weigh in.
Ellen, Annie have fun on your trips.
Isn't it near time for Summerfest Michelle?
Sorry to be so abrupt, just need to be in a hurry today. It's Friday :yay: Next week we get a long weekend :dance: Debating about using a precious vacation day to turn that from 3 days into a 4 day weekend. I guess DH and I have to figure out if we're going anywhere. I would love to head down to Alabamba (yes that's what we call it, not a typo) and head over to Gulf Shores and get a place on the beach for 3 days and just sit on the sand and listen to the surf and watch the stars at night. Guess it would probably be better for me if we went when all the little noisy kids were off the beach and back at school. Not that I mind noisy kids but when you're looking for a quiet get away, Disneyland is not the place to be. :lol:
Gotta run. Love to the chicks - sorry I didn't get to everyone :hug:
06-27-2008, 10:39 AM
Good Morning Ladies and Happy Friday....
Busy day at work today. When it rains it pours. The jewelry party went marvelous. I will get $400. worth of FREE jewelry. Very exciting.
Not doing much this weekend, it is supposed to rain all weekend off and on. Bleck. I am tired of rain.
Have a great day today everyone.
Love and Hugs
06-27-2008, 03:23 PM
HELLO HAPPY...YES I STOLE...I MEAN BORROWED THE CAT! ROFLMAO I THOUGHT YOU COULD USE A GOOD LAUGH THIS MORNING. YOUR IDEA FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND SOUNDS GREAT!! LOT OF PLACES ARE COMPLAINING THEY AREN'T BOOKED UP LIKE THEY USUALLY ARE...GAS PRICES. HAPPY WEEKEND TO YA :beach:
ANNIE...CONGRATS ON THE PARTY WINNINGS!! WOW!! NICE HAUL! ENJOY THE NEW JEWELS!! YOU BLING CRAZY GAL!! BEEN RAINY HERE TOO...AND WEEKEND NOT LOOKING GOOD EITHER :rain:
HERE'S DR. BISHOP'S RECIPE FOR THE WEEK:
Whole-Wheat Pasta with Green Beans, Ricotta and Lemon
This delicious summer pasta is the perfect balance with creamy ricotta, crunchy green beans and juicy cherry tomatoes.
2 cups cooked whole-wheat pasta (recommended: linguine)
½ cup part-skim ricotta
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ pound green beans, trimmed and halved lengthwise (recommended: French)
1 clove garlic, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 lemon, zested
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta reserving 1 cup of the cooking water. Transfer the hot pasta to a large bowl and add the ricotta cheese. Toss to combine.
Meanwhile, in a large, heavy skillet, warm the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the green beans, garlic, salt, and pepper and sauté for 4 minutes. Add 1 cup of the pasta cooking liquid and continue until tender, about 4 more minutes. Add the pasta with ricotta to the pan with the green beans and toss to combine. Add the tomatoes and gently toss. Transfer to a serving plate and top with lemon zest. Serve.
Makes 4 servings
Adapted from a recipe by Giada De Laurentiis from the Everyday Italian on the Food Network
06-27-2008, 03:36 PM
MEL...and yet another yummy recipe. Might make this over the weekend since it will be all rainy and nasty. Will have to play inside.
06-27-2008, 04:41 PM
mel...I think I will try this recipe when I get back...sounds yummy and so easy
06-27-2008, 04:45 PM
Worldly Chickies...where we going in JULY???
06-27-2008, 05:10 PM
Happy Friday ladies --
Just a very quick check in....It's been a crazy busy day today. Luckily just a couple hours 'till the weekend.
I went to the gym last night and did 1/2 hour of cardio dance and over an hour of strength training. I sure did work up a sweat, but it felt great -- just a little sore last night and today.
I'm not sure what we're doing tonight and this weekend. It'll probably depend on the weather.
I don't have a suggestion for where to go in July....but I do think it would be fun to Jazz it Up whereever we go? Or get Jiggy with it? :rofl:
Happy - I am using a precious vacation day to turn next weekend into a 4 day weekend. Actually, my company is giving us Thursday afternoon off, so I only have to use a 1/2 vacation day to get a whole day off - which made it a very easy decision. It is Summerfest time, but I'm not sure if DH and I will get there this year. We're feeling very spontaneous lately...especially since the weather has been unpredictable. That's a bummer that you might not have your pool at all. :(
Ceejay - Good luck with WW. I really like doing the flexible points plan.
Shad - I can't wait to see pics of the backsplash when it's in.
Annie - Wow! $400 of free Silpada! Good for you!! I too am tired of rain. :(
Mel - The pasta recipe sounds WONDERFUL! I'm definitely going to have to try that!.
Gotta get back to my projects.
Love and hugs,
06-27-2008, 06:40 PM
Quickie - Shad's post in South Beach poked my conscience.
This has been one heck of a busy month and I'm heading into Fair prep this weekend aith a whirlwind of stuff happening in the next week.
My niece Anne announced TODAY that she wants to marry her Australian sheep farmer next frassing Saturday. My sister is freaking but Anne says "Just call Aunt Ruth. She'll pull it together, Mum!" I did get them a minister and it's going to be on the lawn at Joan's farm with only a dozen guests so.....Aunt Ruth can pull this together with garden flowers, lots of wine and a catered meal. Anne and Stuart were to get married last Sept. but decided they didn't know each other well enough. Since then they've had a baby so I guess they know each other well enough now!
My new dog, Disney, is working out really well. She is a sweetheart and, aside from some terrier barking, has excellent manners. We've been going to Obedience training on Sundays - unfortunately it reminds her of playtime at the shelter and she can't figure out why nobody plays. Her "boyfriend" is Manny, an Irish wolfhound! I must get pictures.
So this month has been busy - not much gardening because we've had rain every darned day! I did get two quilts finished and a couple of other projects started. My darned car gave me grief - new alternator and $525 to get it fixed.
Once again I'm apologizing for not being in here regularly. A problem person on the Beach and a tidal wave of newbies have kept me hopping.
I'll search you out in July and try to keep up better.
06-27-2008, 10:31 PM
Well it is nearly afternoon really and I have been busy at the gym - another 7k and 530calories done. Not that it seems to be doing any good on the weight loss front and I am sad to say I am back to 79.6Kg AGAIN. I will really have to get serious or move on with this thing.
DS2 has gone to a wedding out the back of beyond. It will take him around 3 hours to get there so he has borrowed a camper trailer and will spend the night out under the stars and come home some time tomorrow.
The tiles I bought were:
White ripple 200x200mm (8x8" more or less) and some glass tile sheets in both smooth and ripple in a colour called Mocha. Now if you look into it carefully it is a sort of brownish shade. The surface has some sort of pearlised effect because with black it looks black, with white it appears silver and with the charcoal grey benchtop it looks greyish. It should tie the floor, cupboards and benchtops together hopefully. I'll take some photos as I go. Might get some of it done today.
Mel is back into the recipes again. I thought she was giving us wine at first seeing the grapes hanging on the vine. Pity she wasn't. Ruth and I would have been there immediately if not sooner. Recipes look good. Might try the pasta out one of these days. Although I really must stop eating and eating and eating.
ceejay - Weight watchers is a good program. Hope you have lots of success there.
Happy - Have fun if you go down to Alabama, Sounds like a good weekend. All I get for my next long weekend is Jakarta. Sounds like fun. What a pain about the pool.
Annie - good stuff on the jewellery party. You'll have to let us know what you get. Who knows where we will end up in July - how about Jonestown??
Michelle - Hope all those projects are now at the finale stage. It is time for you to wind down for a while from work. We could do with the rain you lot are getting. Just send it on over will you please?
Ruth - didn't mean to make you feel guilty, just had to read that joke and make a comment. Who was the bloke you were with????? :rofl:
Wedding is on again is it? I guess the folks won't be coming down to Aus this year either??? Not to worry, I am not in Perth anymore and it is just as far to Tasmania - well almost. Lovely place but.
Okay - I'm outa here and up a ladder to the hedge. Well past time I chopped that down. See ya.
06-27-2008, 10:44 PM
Ouch on the car repairs.
Your trip to the gulf sounds good. I told myself that I wanted to go to the gulf and to both the pacific and atlantic ocean's before I'm 60.
Wow, that was a good jewelry party!
Would you believe that I've never eaten a cornish hen.
Michelle, Shad and Ellen :wave: Have a good week end.
Next week end is my 4 day week end. My aunt called me today to tell me that my uncle is getting his two brothers together for week end. My cousin is supposed to be here that week end also. I'll need to go for a visit.
Had my hair high lighted today. There's more high lights than I wanted but hey it works to hide the gray. Also had my hair cut. It was needing it.
Mowed the lawn for about 30 minutes this afternoon and also did some weed eating. I have never let my yard go this long with out mowing. Tomorrow I'll be mowing the back yard. I'm ready for the shower.
06-27-2008, 11:31 PM
hope you have a nice visit with your family. This rain. I can't keep up with the grass lol.
Oh the fleas are bad this year. We had the house done by orcan because the groomer said it must be loaded. Haven't even see one but on the dog but I had it done anyway. Put this stuff all over the lawn to kill fleas. Poor little Bella. No matter what I do she is covered with them. Even the revolution doesn't seem to take care of them. I am at my wits end about the fleas. They are driving her nuts.
Please, let us see pics when you are done. I love to see remodel jobs.
Sounds like you have have had a lot going on.
You all can come along lol. In July I am going to watch fireworks lol. Nice going on your party.
Have a couple more days around here and I will be all done with the house, laundry and the yard ( if it stops raining long enough ). Hubby is home and I told the kids the only thing they were allowed to do for the next two days was breath unless I told them differently lol.
06-28-2008, 09:28 AM
:wave: RUTH...I WAS JUST THINKING OF YOU THE NIGHT BEFORE YOU POSTED. I SAW THE BEACH DISTURBANCE. WEIGHT LOSS CAN BE A TOUCHY THING. :rofl: GLAD DISNEY IS WORKING OUT. HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER :hug:
NICHELLE...SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE HERE WANTS THE SAME 4 DAY WEEKEND TOO :encore: BUT SOMEONE HAS TO MAN OUR OFFICE AND IT CAN'T BE ME...I CAN'T ANSWER ALL THE PHONE INQUIRIES SO I AM SAFE!!!. :rofl: HOPE YOUR 4 DAYS NEXT WEEK PROVE RESTFUL. :beach:
SHAD...THE COLOR COMBO SOUNDS VERY NICE AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO PIC WHEN YOU'RE DONE. HAPPY TILING!! IT WILL GIVE YOU SOMETHING OTHER THAN WORK TO DO WHILE THE WINTRY WINDS BLOW AND THE SNOW MOUNTS UP OUTSIDE YOUR HOME :brr: :rofl:
AS FAR AS BODY WEIGHT...I AM ABOUT BURNT OUT ON DIET PLANS, GOALS, YADA, YADA, YADA.....:faint: :cry:
CEEJAY...THEY ARE THE SAME AS CHICKENS TO ME BUT WITH MUCH LESS MEAT! JEN SAID I SHOULD JUST MAKE IT WITH A CHICKEN AND HAVE MORE! :rofl:
SO YOU GOT YOUR HAIR AND YARD MOWED AT THE SAME TIME...AND HIGHLIGHTED TO BOOT! GOOD FOR YOU! THE NEXT WEEKEND SOUNDS LIKE IT IS GOING TO BE FESTIVE WITH ALL THE UNCLES AND COUSIN!:cheers:
RENNIE...HOPE BY THE END OF THE WEEKEND THE KIDS ARE STILL BREATHING!! :rofl: :rofl: HOPE TOO YOU FIND A CURE FOR THE FLEAS. WHEN I LIEVED IN THE NCOUNTRY, WE HAD TO PUT FLEA POWDER AND SPRAY UNDER ALL OUR RUGS, BEDS AND FURNITURE. EVEN UNDER THE CUSHIONS. THE NOT ONLY ATE THE CATS BUT JEN AND I AS WELL :yikes: :cry: GOOD LUCK!
:wave: TO ELLEN...HOPE YOU ARE FEELING ALRIGHT KIDDO! :hug:
:cofdate: AS FOR ME.....NO ONE IS PLANNED TO BE HERE NOW. ALL BETS ARE OFF AND THE OFFICES ARE LOCKED. I THINK THE STEAMY WEATHER IS HELPING PEOPLE TO CANCEL! :rofl: THAT IS FINE WITH ME. THE KIDS ARE SAFELY AT THE NEW ABODE AND LOVING IT. THE "YDD" ASKED FOR MY IM LAST WEEK AND IM'S ME EVERY NIGHT AND MORNING WITH HER NEW LAPTOP :faint: IT'S CUTE BUT I NEEDED ONE MORE PERSON ADDED TO MY MORNINGS AND NIGHTS LIKE A HOLE IN THE HEAD. I THINK SHE IS MISSING HER "ABUELA"...GRANDMOTHER. THIS IS HER FIRST VISIT UP HERE SINCE THE FUNERAL.
I TOLD JEN TO TAKE EXTRA SPECIAL CARE WITH THEM THIS YEAR. I CAN SEE THE SADNESS IN THE CHILD'S EYES. I AM SURE WHEN THE YDS ARRIVES MONDAY HE WILL BE THE SAME WAY. SIGH.
I FIND IT IRONIC THAT THE :queen: QUEEN OF DRAMA, WHO IS 61 YRS OLD NOW AND IS IN SEARCH OF THE QUIET LIFE, IS CONSTANTLY BEING BOMBARDED WITH EVEN MORE DRAMA! THIS MUST BE PAYBACK FOR ALL THE DRAMA I DUMPED ON OTHER PEOPLE DURING THE COURSE OF MY LIFE :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: OH WELL.
I AM DOING A FLYLADY THING AND SHE IS FINISHING UP IN THE BEDROOM. IT WILL TAKE ME ALL WEEKEND TO SORT IT OUT!!!:tantrum: BUT THEN IT IS WAY TOO MUGGY FOR RIDING :scooter:
HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY :sunny:
06-28-2008, 11:04 AM
have to get moving ladies...so I will just say " have a great weekend" Will find the July thread when I get back from camping!
06-28-2008, 11:56 AM
I THINK WE SHOULD ALL KEEP OUR JOYOUS FRIEND SHAD COMAPaNY IN JAKARTA AND GET JAZZED UP OVER THERE! :belly:
06-28-2008, 12:26 PM
I need to be jazzed and joyous for awhile and meeting up with Shad in Jakarta sounds fun. Count me in.
Wish I could say that I could lock up the plant up and stay home tomorrow. I sure can't answer all the question's. I just refer them to the main office on Monday.
Poor Bella. Does she wear a flea collar? Send the rain that you don't want down to Arkansas we need it.
I'm baking southern fried chicken this week end from the WW cook book.
This place seems desserted this morning. Must be due to the rain. I've got a couple of window's open. I love the smell after the rain.
06-28-2008, 02:11 PM
I THINK WE SHOULD ALL KEEP OUR JOYOUS FRIEND SHAD COMAPaNY IN JAKARTA AND GET JAZZED UP OVER THERE! :belly:
"I second that emotion... " she says singing along :D
06-28-2008, 02:38 PM
http://www.yahoofreak.com/animated%20emoticons/Activity%20Animated%20Emoticons/listening%20music.gifMaybe you'd like to give me kisses sweet
Only for one night with no repeat
Maybe you'd go away and never call
And a taste of honey is worse than none at all
Oh little girl
In that case I don't want no part
Well that would only break my heart
Well if you feel like loving me
If you got the notion
I second that emotion
Well if you feel like loving me
If you got the notion
I second that emotion
Maybe you'll think that love will tie you down
And you ain't got the time to hang around
Maybe you think that love will make us fools
And so it makes you wise to break the rules
Oh little girl
In that case I don't want no part
Well that would only break my heart
Well if you feel like loving me
If you got the notion
I second that emotion
So if you feel like giving me
A lifetime of devotion
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06-28-2008, 04:42 PM
GETTING THE CELEBRATION STARTED FOR ROSEBLUSH'S BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!! NAE, WE ARE WISHING YOU THE HAPPIEST OF DAYS AND MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE!!
06-28-2008, 04:57 PM
I am not getting even one bite so that means they aren't in the house they are staying on Bella. She sleeps in my bed, how that happened I have no idea lol she has her own little wonderful bed. If it were big enough I would sleep in the darn thing lol. One flea within a foot of me and I am eaten alive lol. We did treat the yard and I called an exterminator but they said if I wasn't being bitten then I didn't need to do the house.
Flea collars are about worthless. The flea stuff we use for her is working but it is the fleas them selfs she is allergic too. Just them walking on her before they die make her itch, poor thing. I take her Monday for a shot to help with that. If it rains one more time I am going to scream SCREAMMMMMMMM it is going to rain off and on all weekend. She has such a pretty long coat but I am going to have her put in a puppy cut until we get this flea thing in hand. The groomer said that was probably the best bet because it is easier to flea bath her until the fleas are not so bad around here. I was really happy to find a groomer right down the street and she charges 35 dollars for the flea bath and the grooming. Sigh, what I give up for my animals lol. I only get to baby my nails once a month now instead of every week. A budget is a budget. Hubby says I can have anything I want as long as it fits into the budget I have set for us.
06-28-2008, 06:42 PM
Just time for a quick entry before I go to gym for the morning workout. I'm still stiff and sore from yesterdays run so today will be weights and strength. Speaking of which, the gym is 'considering' replacing the now dead in the water body balance class with a 'strength resistance' class. Don't ask what it is all about, but if it goes ahead, I may find out - or I may not, who knows?
Ceejay - haircut and colour sounds good. One thing about streaks or foils they do hide the grey bits which is good. Happy mowing. I'm up a ladder for a fair amount of today trimming the hedge It has gotten out of control somewhat. Good for privacy, not good for trimming.
Happy - you sure you want to go to Jakarta?? Air is foul, pool is good but you have the decision whether to stay under and drown or surface and choke to death. Your choice!!
Mel - I must has missed the Beach disturbance. Drat - I always miss out on the fun bits. By the time they are finished and done with, I on to another day and everything is swept under the mat at that time. Just goes to show - every thread has its moments.
It's my sisters birthday today too. I'd better get on the phone after gym and say hello, get on with it etc.etc.
Rennie - bad news about the fleas. Poor Shad used to be allergic to them too. Nearly tore half his fur out trying to get rid of them. Vet used to give him a shot every year, then we had to keep up with the Advantage or Revolution or whatever.
SHAD~ IT SOUNDS LIKE HAPPY SHOULD BE DOING OK WITH ALL THIS EXERCISING YOU ARE DOING! :rofl: YOU AND MICHELLE ARE PROBABLY DOING ENOUGH FOR ALL OF US!! :ebike: I NEVER READ OTHER THREADS...WELL ONCE IN A VERY BLUE MOON...BUT RUTH'S POST INTRIGUED ME SO IN THE INTEREST OF FURTHERING MY KNOWLEDGE OF ALL THINGS CHICK-LIKE I WENT IN SEARCH OF THE DREADED FIASCO. :rofl: :rofl:
:angel: SUNDAY AND ALL IS WELL. I CAN ALMOST HEAR THE CHURCH BELLS RINGING..IF THE WINDOWS WERE OPEN THAT IS :lol3: THE WEATHER IS BRUTALLY HUMID. BEEN A TOUGH FEW DAYS. KEEPING THE SENIORS COOL AND HAPPY. SURPRISINGLY A LOT OF THEM ARE FINALLY LISTENING ABOUT THE AIR QUALITY THIS YEAR. COULD IT BE THAT THEY SEE THE EVIDENCE WHEN SOMEONE COMES HOME FROM A STROLL AND CANNOT MAKE IT PAST THE LOBBY BENCH TO EVEN GET INTO THE ELEVATOR TO REACH THEIR APARTMENT???:yikes:
WHEN IT HAPPENS..I QUIETLY SAY...SEE?...MOST HAVE FOUND OTHER THINGS TO DO OTHER THAN FAINT OUTSIDE. :faint: TODAY IS A DAY OF REST AND MORE THUNDERSTORMS. I ALMOST FINISHED THE BEDROOM. HAVE ABOUT 7 TOPS TO DECIDE ON AND HANG THEM UP OR TOSS THEM OUT. MY ARMS ARE FALLING OFF.:cry:
WISHING YOU ALL A BLESSED SUNDAY ENJOY!
HAPPY MONDAY AS WELL MISS SHAD!!
WE'RE DECIDING TO GO BACK TO JAKARTA WITH YOU AND KEEP YOU COMPANY FOR JULY. SO TAKE US WITH YOU. AFTER FINDING OUT ABOUT CANDLES AND LIGHTS TURNED OFF....WE FEEL YOU CANNOT BE TRUSTED ALONE IN A FOREIGN LAND :nono:....NOT THAT WHERE YOU'RE AT RIGHT NOW ISN'T ON THE "FOREIGN" SIDE ALSO :lol3: :lol3:
06-29-2008, 11:39 AM
We put bella on revolution because it does worms too and thought it must be great the vet sells it. Well, I am going back to advantage, they have one out now that does worms too. Part of the problem is the revolution takes a bit longer to kill the fleas and poor thing digs her selfs to death. Yes, she goes in Thursday, first day they could get her in, to have a shot. Winkie is doing great. The tumor was begin and he gets his stitches out Thursday too. He was dippy for two days after surgery and I even had to scold Bella because she just wouldn't leave him alone. All he wanted to do was lay on my lap and Bella wanted nothing to do with that because she wants on my lap lol. I love that little dog and am surprised how attached I have become to her so quickly but lets get serious my cat is my cat lol.
I have loved the heat this year. So nice to have some of the weight off. Everyone is complaining and I am loving it. Did have to turn the air on for a bit because the dry wall we put in the bathroom wasn't drying right. I turned the air off to my den and opened the doors and Windows. Oh, how I hate air conditioning.You have to remember this house is full of doors lol. Just in my den there are two outside doors, a window over one of the doors and a set of bay windows. Telling you, the people that remodeled this house were door and window crazy lol.
Happy birthday blush
Oh we are already planning our trip to the state fair. We were going to go see Charlie Daniels and The oak ridge boys but wolf is a real Ted Nugent fan ( wonder if he is going to come out on stage riding a buffalo lol he is a real hunting advocate and has a great book "Kill it and grill it " I think it is called ). Is going to be an adult only trip since the kids said they weren't interested this year. The way it looks we will be the youngest going lol have a lot of the old dears that said they would really enjoy going.
06-29-2008, 12:38 PM
:bday2you: Roseblush. Blessings to you for a fun day!
I started a post yesterday but DH had me doing something and when I went to go an look it up on the Internet, it used the window I was typing in and I lost my post in the end. Then I had to leave the computer and didn't have time to go repost.
We got new cell phones Friday night. Hard to pick those things out. I don't need the fancy bells and whistles - just a phone in case of emergency or if I need to get in touch with DH. But you get what you pay for. Some of the cheap phones seem like they will break in half after 3 uses. We did see one that was of a good quality but it was at the high end. I told DH I would try and be a good wife and let's get the cheaper ones for now. There is a 30 day return policy so if they don't work too well, we can exchange them and at least know we TRIED to save some money. :lol: The town we live in is very pro-residential. They don't want alot of traffic and businesses here so they say they can't build the cell towers tall enough to get good reception here. And it's hilly in the neighborhood so if you live in the "valley" like we do, reception is difficult. New phones meant a day of looking up things and figuring out how to use the blasted thing. Not so bad now that I know how to use it but geez, there were some pretty frustrating moments. That took up most of the morning. Then I went outside to do some planting. Realized I needed some good potting soil to add to the pots as well as not being able to find my gardening tools :mad: So off to the store we went. Came back and worked in the yard for the rest of the afternoon. I was working up by the pool planting the baskets and was looking at the mess the pool is. I'm missing the pool this year. I have a swing up there and there's something serene about the cool blue water and gently swinging along with my eyes closed. DH planted his hybiscus and they are taking well. The rebloomed and he just went out to take some pictures. Our balloon flower is doing very well too, it's spreading it all directions and I'm trying to train it to crawl up the latticework on the shed. The yard is pretty in the summer but at DH says, it sure is alot of work. We still have to finish the rock wall in the front and everything I weeded this spring needs work again. I am having lots of problems with my foot - very painful. I think some tendons are messed up or something. At first I thought I had just worn a pair of shoes that irritated my foot but it's been getting steadily worse. I did call a podiatrist on Friday but the soonest I can get in is July 7. Yesterday when I came in from outside my foot was so painful I could hardly walk on it. Everything's falling apart :dunno:
Shy - I hate air conditioning too. If we could have 70 degrees and nice breezes all year round I'd love it. I have floor to ceiling windows which are very heavy - they won't stay open because of the weight of them and it kills me to only have a few windows open in the house. Good luck with the fleas. The vet just gave us Revolution instead of Advantage for the cat. The Advantage worked well. I was freaking out when the cat initially got fleas last year. Didn't want her in the house much less sleeping on the bed :yikes: DH was very careful about watching her and once we got her treated it was not an issue and we caught it before they got into the house.
It's good to hear you singing again Mel. Some songs are more fun than others. Last night I watched the movie Michael with John Travolta where he's the archangel Michael come down to earth for the last time. He was dancing to Chain of Fools. I just love that man :love: Is Jen still around? I thought they were leaving for the summer? Keep yourself inside and cool. I think as people get older, they tend to have less tolerance for the heat and humidity. Of course the seniors will never listen to you :nono:
Shad - you are making Jakarta sound not so fun. If I remember correctly, we generally had a hard time figuring out where to go in the J months. I'm all for just sitting in a Jacuzzi with umbrella drinks :lol3: We could Jazzercise our way through July and be dancin' fools too :lol: The new tiles sound quite pretty. Waiting on pictures lady...
The hair sounds nice Ceejay - how did the chicken recipe turn out?
Have fun camping Ellen.
Glad to hear that Disney is working out well Ruth.
Annie - are you staying warm and dry?
Michelle must be busy with her projects and exercising. Or maybe she's being spontaneous with the DH :devil: :lol:
Time for me to get my arse in gear. Need to go look over Mel's recipes this past week for some menu ideas. Not sure what DH has in mind for the day. He has his Christmas T-shirt on with the Charlie Brown characters singing around the spindly little Christmas tree. Men and clothes. Just grab whatever is closest and put it on :rolleyes:
Have a good Sunday ladies...
06-29-2008, 12:54 PM
HERE'S ANOTHER ONE TO LOOK AT HAPPY...WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THIS WITH PORK CHOPS. I MADE THE OTHERS AND ALL WERE TASTY....EXCEPT WE DON'T EAT FISH SOUP SO I DID NOT MAKE THAT ONE!!! I MADE THE MONTEREY JACK CHEESE RECIPE TODAY. :hun:
I haven't tried any of Mel's recipes yet. I have my appetite set for southern fried chicken baked.
So far so good at work. Heard the weirdest noise a while ago. When I investigated the rail road people are gradeing the sides of the tracks. My first thought was a bad pump motor.
Talked to my sister who lives in Dallas, Tx last night. She's doing WW on line. She does have more will power than I do and not nearly the amount of weight that I have to lose. She told me I could use her for my face to face. I may just do that. I'll try it this week.
06-29-2008, 01:06 PM
I'd love to see Charlie Daniel's.
Hello's to Mel and Happy I see the egg light glowing.
06-29-2008, 01:14 PM
:wave: HELLO CEEJAY!! SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN!! YUM!!! ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITES!!! SAVE ME A PIECE PLEASE :hun: GOOD IDEA WITH THE WW ONLINE. LET US KNOW HOW IT GOES. I'M NOSY! :rofl:
PS: IT IS SHAD'S SISTER'S BIRTHDAY. :hb:
I JUST FOUND A GOOD SITE WITH MARTHA STEWART..WHAT'S FOR DINNER. HER REGULAR SITE HAS GREAT IDEAS FOR EVERYTHING...EVEN IF I AM JEALOUS OF HER $$$$$$ :lol3: :lol3:
HAPPY...THE DH IS A MAN AFTER MY OWN HEART :hohoho: :hohoho:
06-29-2008, 07:19 PM
Me too but I said ok ok lets see Ted Nugent. Thrill for me lol but I always get my way so this time I am going to let him do what he wants. He gave me the choice and wouldn't have cared if we saw what I wanted to see.
you find out about that foot and take care of yourself. I have had two cell phones in 8 years lol. I use it to make calls not listen to music, take pics or anything else. The only reason I got a new one was because they put that gps thing in and my old one didn't have it and I wanted blue tooth. I am on my phone probably 6 hours day lol. My daughter takes pics on my phone. I have no idea how to even take a pic lol.
06-29-2008, 07:46 PM
DS2 got a new phone a while back. One of those that does everything except cook and wash. It has GPS and he has an annoying habit of telling me to turn left and right etc when I already know where I am going. The thing has a real turn off voice giving directions. When asked why we had to have the electronic equivalent of Mr T he replied that the other choice was a sexy sounding female. So - why not her? He doesn't take directions from women!!! He got a few from me that day I can tell you.
My phone is used very occasionally for making calls. More often it will ring with someone else making calls. Most often it is used as an Alarm clock.
So I should be sorting out the training schedule, but my brain has gone to sleep after my long walk this morning. I thought that instead of going down to the gym and trying to do cardio, I would go for a good long 40 minute walk along the walking paths here. Well what I thought would take me 40 minutes turned into 50 and my legs and feet hurt enough that I thought maybe I had done the 7km on the treadmill anyway. Up and down slopes, rough pathways, but at least I am done with exercising for today.
Did not get any tiling done this weekend. Maybe tonight. I've been clearing up out the back and trying to get the patio neat and tidy and clear of weeds which insist on popping up through the pavers. The hedge trimmer decided not to go yesterday so it will need to go to hedge trimmer hospital today. Hope the edge trimmer doesn't decide the same thing when I get that out later this week.
Okay - with that I better go and get on with something to earn the daily crust. I'll be back with personals (maybe) later on if the brain doesn't explode before then.
06-30-2008, 10:05 AM
Good morning chicks,
I didn't sleep well at all last night so it's a sleepy one indeed for me. :yawn: We stopped at the garden place yesterday and I picked up more flowers to plant in pots and a few here and there to fill in the garden. It's starting to look nice again. I was out at dusk and the mosquitos are ferocious. Of course it doesn't help that we have the pool sitting there stagnant. I keep hounding DH to drain it but the pool people say not to. Of course THEY don't have to deal with it for the next month, do they?
Can you believe another month has rolled through? Hard to believe half the year is over with. The days and months fly by but retirement never seems to get any closer.
So Shad, DH has a "turn fool" voiceover on his GPS - lol. I don't know if we can get GPS on the new phones but I can get Google Maps - screen's probably too small to see anything of much use tho :mag: And they charge for every little thing - cell bill will be over $100 a month adding this and that so no thanks. I just need a phone and DH wants a camera in case he needs to capture anything like an accident. He did however take some nice pictures of the hibiscus in bloom that he used for his background.
But I digress... Shad it sounds like you got an even better workout heading along the paths. You certainly went farther and with the uneven terrain worked harder too no doubt. And think of all that fresh air in the lungs! goodonyah! I did not know that hedge trimmers had a hospital - just heard about a mysterious graveyard. Hope the tools hold up. It's amazing how fast the little weedies pop up when you don't constantly keep up with them.
Shy - wow that's alot of phone time. At least you have the hands free. Everyone is walking around with the blue tooth - those things scare me. And I never really recovered from managing and working a help desk for 7 years. Not too fond of talking on the phone anymore myself I have to admit.
Mel - you keep coming up with recipes with olives in them - I don't like olives. Find something else. Please. Ditto on the lamb :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: I did take a peek at Martha Stewart's site before. Found a great method for cooking corn on the cob on the grill. Although some of her things are over the top, that woman can cook!
Ceejay - so when are you making the chicken? Wondering how it turned out. I made a WW pasta salad with grilled vegetables last night to go with our fish. It came out quite tasty. Going to try a potato salad with grilled potatoes for tomorrow night. When you have a good leader, I found nothing beats the WW meetings. Problem is that not many leaders are all that inspiring. :( There is also TOPS meetings but it doesn't appear that there are any in your area which is surprising. I guess you just need to find a weigh in buddy. :D
Well it's a short work week at least. :dance: Not doing anything special for Independence Day at the end of the week. Just glad to have an extra day off. But I must hussle as it is month end.
Have a good day and hellos to Michelle, Annie, Ellen, Ruth and the rest of the crew :wave:
06-30-2008, 10:59 AM
SHAD.. EDGES AND HEDGES. MAY ALL YOUR POWER TOYS STAY PUT OF THE HOSPITAL!!! :rofl: THE DS STORY HAD ME LAUGHING AS WELL. MEN!!!! JOHN HERE WOULD SAY THE SAME THING!! :lol3: NICE WALK! THE BACKYARD WILL TAKE CARE OF THE UPPER BODY WORKOUT...WOW...HAPPY IS REALLY GETTING SOME GREAT EXERCISE MOMENTS IN!! :ebike:
HAPPY....NO WONDER YOU CAN'T SLEEP WITH SHAD DOING ALL THIS DANG EXERCISING!! SEEMS LIKE OHONES DCAN DOMIT ALL. THEY HAD A DEMO FOR A GAME ON MY NEW PHONE/RADIO SO I TRIED IT...YOU NEED MORE THAN A MAGNIFYING GLASS TO SEE IT! :rofl: HOPE THE SLEEPY DAY GOES BY FAST!!! AND YES..JEN AND RICHIE HAD LEFT FOR THE SUMMER BUT THE TRAILER GOT CHANGED AND THE GIRL WENT TO THE UNCLES SO THEY CAME BACK HERE FOR A FEW DAYS. NOW THEY ARE GONE AGAIN.:lol3:
:cofdate: good morning chicks. I HAVE WASH IN THE DRYER AND I HUNG THE WEEKLY POKENO GAME SIGNS FOR THE SENIORS. SO ACTUALLY MY WORK IS DONE ALREADY!:cb: I NEED TO GET JIMMY UP HERE TO HELP ME WITH THE SELTZER CASES I BOUGHT. ALL 4 OF THEM ARE STILL IN A CART :rofl: I FORGOT WHEN RICHIE WAS HERE TO ASK FOR HELP. I AM GOING TO CALL NOW AND ALSO MAKE PLANS FOR MY WHEELCHAIR FOR AFTER THE 4TH. ONE OF THE MECHANICS IS STILL ON VACAY. :faint:
I AM ALSO GOING OUTSIDE FOR AWHILE. THE WEATHER IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS OUT THERE AFTER ALL THESE BIG THUNDERSTORMS. SMELLS SO FRESH :encore:
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY!! :moped:
06-30-2008, 11:02 AM
HERE YA GO HAPPY....NOT AN OLIVE IN SIGHT!! AND IT JUST ARRIVED IN THE MAILBOX HOT OFF THE PRESSES FROM i village :hun:
Salmon Pasta Salad
westielove's contest-winning recipe is a great meal for a hot day. You could be our next winner -- enter the recipe contest today!
1 8-ounce package pasta (spirals or bow ties work well), cooked and drained
2 cups fully cooked salmon, cut into chunks
1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 small red onion
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice or lime juice
1-1/2 teaspoons dill weed
1 garlic clove, minced
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 head lettuce greens, torn
1. In a large bowl, toss the pasta, salmon, tomatoes and onion.
2. For the dressing, combine the oil, lemon or lime juice, dill, garlic, salt, and pepper; mix well. Pour over pasta. Cover and chill. Serve over lettuce.
Based on individual serving.
Total Fat: 26 g
Carbohydrates: 40 g
Protein: 30 g
06-30-2008, 11:11 AM
:cheer3:FOR OUR CANADIAN FRIENDS TUESDAY JULY 1ST:cheer2:
yes - Happy Canada day to our missing Canadian contingent! :yay:
Geez Mel - a day late on the salmon. I had grilled salmon yesterday but that recipe sound very yummy. I try to eat salmon once a week so I will definitely put that on the side for next week. Thanks! :hug:
Go enjoy that great weather. We are in a "cool" front - only 85 degrees. It's actually quite refreshing. Sister said it's really cool up north. Are you getting some of that too? A nice change from the humid, schmutz filled bad air.
Breathe deep, close your eyes and hold your face to the sun for a minute and suck in that vitamin D :D
06-30-2008, 11:39 AM
oh wait - it's TOMORROW. Mel you have me all jazzed up again :dizzy: :lol:
06-30-2008, 11:46 AM
Good morning ladies -
I had a really nice weekend. On Saturday DMIL and I went to Strawberry Fest, which is a large arts and craft fair. We walked a lot and enjoyed looking at the lovely wares, and also enjoyed some fresh strawberry shortcake! Yummm. Yesterday morning we went fishing, DH caught two bluegills and DMIL caught a large bass! She was thrilled! It was a really big fish, especially for the lake we were on. We released all the fish so they could swim another day. Yesterday afternoon, I did a bit of gardening and just allowed myself some R&R time. Today after work, we will probably go out fishing again, so I'll be walking on my lunch hour.
Ruth - Glad you had a chance to stop by. I'm so happy that Disney is a great member of your family. I don't think there's any way to get around terrier barking...and if you figure out a way, please let me know. :rofl: Sounds like you definitely have your hands full planning a wedding on such short notice. Seems like a lot of us have had car issues. I hope it's not contagious! :yikes:
Shad - Good for you for working so hard at the gym! The scale will start moving in the downward direction soon. Your backsplash tiles sound GORGEOUS! You have impeccable taste! My projects are close to completion and I am going to be winding down this weekend as I'm taking Thursday off to get a 4 day weekend. The strength resistance class sounds good. I really enjoy strength training classes. Hopefully you will enjoy it too.
CeeJay - Good for you for getting the lawn mowed. DH wanted to go fishing rather than do the mowing...so I guess we'll mow after work one day this week (or I will on my day off - Thursday). I'll bet your hair looks great!
Rennie - We use Advantix or Advantage (I think) for our dogs...kills fleas, ticks and mosquitos. I hope Bella feels better soon. We had off and on rain this weekend, but it was okay....we were able to get fun activities in between the showers. I'm glad to hear that Winkie is doing good. When is your State Fair? Ours is in August. Ted Nugent is fun to see in concert. At our County Fair at the end of July, Styx will be playing with Boston...hopefully we'll get to go. I don't like air conditioning either, but sometimes it's so darn humid that it's a necessary evil.
Mel - I'm glad you don't have to work all weekend so you can relax and enjoy it.
Happy - I'm so sorry to hear you're having problems with your foot! I hope the podiatrist can fix you right up, and I hope it doesn't spoil your 4th of July weekend. Happy, please don't remind me that the year is half over with. Many of the people I talk to are already dreading winter and snow, and it's not even July yet! The nightmarish last winter is still haunting us. I agree with you on the olives....I'm hoping Mel will start posting recipes without olives. I only like them on pizza and then if there's lots of other stuff on the pizza so you don't really taste the olives. I'll have to check out Martha's method for grilled corn. DH and I grill corn on the cob (in their husks) all the time. One of the joys of summer! We are experiencing delightfully cool weather yesterday and today. Ahhhh. Definitely good weather for a lunchtime walk.
Well, gotta go. Lots to get done today!
Here's to a great day for all of us!
06-30-2008, 04:15 PM
Hope everyone is getting a great start to the week. Nothing too exciting going on here. Didn't do a whole lot over the weekend. Cleaned the house and cut the grass, laundry and sprayed outside around the house for buggies. Watched Lifetime channel and read a book. I ate watermelon till I could of exploded. Have had fluffy, POOFY BM's today. OK TMI..LOL
Gotta get my work done so I can go home. Have a terrific night all.
Love and Hugs
06-30-2008, 06:06 PM
It's up and at it early this morning for me. I'll be going to the gym at 9.00 for a the body pump class. My legs and knees are somewhat uncomfortable this morning, but I guess I will get over it.
Had a long day at work yesterday and will have to put in the same sort of long day again today and probably for the rest of the week to catch up on stuff that has changed - or that they want changed, and somewhere I will have to fit in some shopping for food. My pantry is now pared down to the weekly stuff (after we had all the stuff that DS brought home when he left his house) so its back to the basic groceries again. Mind you it has taken more than a year to clear all the pasta, rice, sauce, etc. Lucky they have a long shelf life hey.
Happy Canada Day to all Canadians where ever they may be.
Happy - don't Google my backyard since it is somewhat untidy right now. Ive been busy with other things. One benefit about going out into the wild blue yonder to exercise is that the legs get to do all the work. On the treadie, it just keeps going and you just keep putting one leg in front of the other - with the outdoors, you have to keep the legs moving or you don't get home afterwards.
Mel - I watch Martha Stewarts show on TV once in a while, she has some good ideas and has some interesting guests, but when boiled down, the entire show is show casing or advertising something - although her guests get some good give aways from time to time. For Happy's sake I pricked up my ears when some lady from out in the swamp was having trouble cleaning her stainless steel fridge and dishwasher. Martha uses Windex - mind you none of the appliances had any marks on them. They were brand new. I've never been to her website - guess I really ought too once in a while to see what gives.
Was enjoying the thought of the recipe until I got to the dill weed (which is exactly what it is - a weed) but I'm sure I can do something about that.
Michelle -Glad to hear you have had a good and peaceful weekend. Nice to hear that you put the fish back. I hope you didn't dangle them from the hook and line while you took photos. That always looks so painful to me. I do wish they would support the fish rather than dangle it from a hook.
Strawberry fest sounds like fun.
I'm not sure my taste is impeccable - it's expensive, that I do know.
Morning Annie, Rennie, Ceejay, the Canadians, and the missing. I'll check up on you lot throughout the day. Now I must get back to work.
I'll also try to get the new thread underway this afternoon. Meantime I better go put in some time sheets for the end of month stuff. That way I might get paid.
06-30-2008, 09:37 PM
Where does the time go? Blackie is doing much better, he eating his dry food w/a little can food. It's hard to eat in front of him. He doesn't understand he can't have people food anymore. The good thing is it has gotten me to sit at the dinner table instead in front of the TV.
Still exercising... For the month of July going to work out 4 days a week.
07-01-2008, 08:31 AM
Link to your new thread here, dah'lings! :wave: