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cottagebythesea
06-30-2008, 06:12 AM
:coffee: Coffee's ready!

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was full of family and fun, busy, but I can't complain. This should be a pretty good week, especially since it'll be a short week for most of us with Friday being a holiday. Tomorrow is Canada Day for our northern friends, does everyone get the day off for that, Ruth?

The girls have riding camp all week, so I'm taking advantage of that by taking my car in for it's yearly inspection and an oil change this morning. Actually, I don't even know what time Cindy wants me over there so I'm expecting a phone call. We're going to be busy all week getting things ready and packing for their big trip to Botswana. I normally travel with them, but this is a family trip with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins all going together, so I won't be needed. I'm really looking forward to having two whole weeks off! :D


femmecreole
06-30-2008, 06:21 AM
Cottage, enjoy your quiet day. Botswana...wow, what a trip that will be!!

I had a pretty boring weekend. It has been storming here and though we needed the rain, I'm tired of it.

Nothing exiting going on today that I know of. Have to go pick up a friend and have coffee while they get new tires put on their car...that's about all the "excitement" I know of but you never know what the day will bring. Getting ready to go start a pot of slow cooked red beans. yawn.

My husband started a new schedule of working 4-10's. So our eating schedule is all "off". The university started 4-10's the other day to save employees on gas $. I do love that he now has Thurs, Fri. and Sat. off.
Speaking of gas, I was appauled at how much prices are rising at the grocery store. I think we may all be eating a LOT more beans soon. Chicken is going to be through the roof soon. I picked up a pack of breasts yesterday (not even a BIG pack!) and it was $12. geez.

Ruthxxx
06-30-2008, 06:27 AM
Everyone has Canada Day off - it's our July 4th - and most people booked today too. The village is jumping and the camping park is full capacity. I sure wouldn't want to be in a tent in this weather but the majority of the campers have trailers.

I'm dragging a bit this morning but hope the coffee will perk me up. This is going to be an incredibly busy week with the holidays, Fair stuff to sort, sorting out wedding details, maybe some gardening, extra pet therapy and Disney going for tooth cleaning on Wednesday. They'll give her an anesthetic and Leslie is an incredibly gentle vet but Disney just seems so small and fragile to me. I've had her five weeks now and she sure has wormed her way into my heart.

Time to get dressed and start the day. I may put on my gardening duds and do an hour or so of weeding so I can at least find my tomato plants out there. I also need to track down a landscaper to seed or sod the areas around my barn where the lads did the grading - it's pure mud at the moment!

Happy no-Moaning Monday!


Ruthxxx
06-30-2008, 06:30 AM
Hi there, Cat. What's a 4-10? I assume it's not like a two-four. Up here that means a case of 24 beer. :lol: Prices are rising up here too so we'll need the recipe for the slow-cooked red beans. Did the cranberry juice work?

femmecreole
06-30-2008, 06:36 AM
Ruth, 4-10's is working 4 days a week for 10 hours a day.
Yep, cranberry pills worked. I also drank lemon balm tea all day long and took some old antibiotics I found in the medicine cabinet that I had from a spider bite. It lasted about 5 days and cleared right up.

cottagebythesea
06-30-2008, 06:43 AM
I'm sure glad you're feeling better, Cat. Five days is a long time, though. And I know what you mean about the high grocery prices, I had to adjust my food budget, and my gas budget, sigh! Now I need someone to adjust my income! :lol:

CyndiM
06-30-2008, 06:52 AM
Good morning :coffee2:
It's a 3.5 day week here apparently. Rumor has it the boss has okayed an early close on Thursday. That will be nice.

Cottage - Wow, that's quite a vacation for the girls! Do you have any bib plans for your two weeks?

Ruth - I don't know how people get up in the morning without coffee ;) Hope Disney's cleaning is quick and easy on you and her.

Cat - Glad to hear the cranberry and lemon balm worked. I'll have to pass the lemon balm info on to my DD. Lots of talk about the 4-10 configuration up here too.

Vermont is so rural that everyone drives a lot and it's painful. I'm already planning to schedule one work at home day every week in the fall to cut down on driving. Groceries are insane. Even the cat food I buy has gone up 25% (I suggested they make like the predators they are and find their own food but they just gave me that look)! Luckily fresh produce is plentiful and cheap this time of year. I've been adding a lot more dried beans to our diet too.

Have a good day!

femmecreole
06-30-2008, 07:35 AM
Ok, red beans are on and here's the recipe. Red beans and rice are traditional in New Orleans on Mondays. That's when everyone used to do laundry and it was an all day long affair, so women would cook a pot of red beans on Monday, so they could be cooking slowly while they were outside tackling the washboard and clothes line.

Soak red beans in water overnight.
saute a large onion, a large bellpepper, a few stalks of celery in a little olive oil. You can either skip the meat althogether, or saute the vegs along with some turkey bacon, chicken sausage, lean pork chops etc.

dump the beans and vegs in crock pot (or cook on stove for a few hours) add a few cloves of chopped garlic, a couple of bay leaves, some thyme, some creole seasoning, a tiny bit of liquid smoke,(maybe a 1/4 of a cap..that's CAP, not CUP) a little whostershire and add just enough chicken stock (or if you HAVE to, water) to cover the beans, add some salt and pepper and a little cayenne or hot sauce if you want a bit of a kick.

check it every now and then to make sure the liquid hasn't all been absorbed and add more if you have to. When the beans are just about ready, take a few forkfulls and smash them against the side of the pot and stir back in to make the beans creamier.

To serve, take a cup and put rice in it (I use a pudding/ramekin type cup) and pack it in the cup, then invert on a plate or bowl then put beans around the rice (you don't have to do this, but it looks nice!).

Sprinkle some raw chopped green onions and parsley on top. Serve with hot sauce on the side. Some people also serve with jalepeno peppers or banana peppers on the side.

TwynnB
06-30-2008, 07:36 AM
Good morning chickies!

Oh, what a gorgeous morning!! Even if the child STILL has a 102 temp (day 4! teacher said it lasts 4 days..), it still seems nice out. Probably b/c the scale was kind to me this morning :).

The weekend was fairly boring (sick child), but when he's sick...he's soooo sweet! I don't want him sick, but you can't help but love him more!!

So, off to work with the child (thank goodness for a liberal boss), I might take him strawberry pickin' if they still have some. Then maybe a walk on the treadmill to finish the month right!! (I blew my goal out of the water...yeaHHHH!!!!!)

Oh....she posted that red beans recipe while I posted mine. I LOVE making the cuban black beans n rice recipe..YUM!

Pearlrose
06-30-2008, 07:39 AM
Good morning everyone!!!

Cottage- I know you will enjoy your two weeks off

Ruth- have a good day and Happy Canada Day, I am assuming it is tomorrow?

Cat- glad to hear that you are feeling better. I know what you mean about groceries, I went on Thursday and noticed that prices on almost all items had gone up about 25%, I was not a happy camper.

Cyndi- have a good day and I hope you get off early on Thursday.

As for me I am still trying to get back in the routine since coming back from vacation, I am still on LA time it seems and do not want to go to bed at a normal time. I thought gas prices were crazy here but in LA it is on average 50 cents more per gallon yikes. We had a wonderful time though

Pearlrose
06-30-2008, 07:41 AM
Good morning TwynnB we were posting at the same time. Hope your son gets feeling better soon.

Cat- that bean recipe sounds delish as well as the black bean. I am going to have to try

ladybugnessa
06-30-2008, 07:57 AM
hi gang,

DH is still being a butthead
money is getting tight tight tight (we have medical bills)

the good news... they called for an interview for the Durham job.

chipper15173
06-30-2008, 08:19 AM
good mornin all:
doing good here. another hot day. have to go get milk today, the excitement of my day. joy joy. otherwise just laundry and some cleaning.

RUTH: happy cananda day, my sister lives in big river.
TWYNN: hope your son feels better, gd had it and it does last for awhile. they took her to the er when temp got 104, but, nothing can be done. it's a virus.
CAT: will try those beans. sometimes the old tales come with the best recipes.
Pearl: i bet the weather was nice. i was born & raised in the bay area, i sure miss the nice weather. i now live in the south and it's always hot & humid.

well for me off to shower and go get milk, like to get out before the 100's hit. than redo my itunes for my ipod. hoping one of the docs release me in 10days, so i can start a normal like again. was thinking of doing some tei bo to see if that pulls any where in the ab area.
ttyl, chipper

chipper15173
06-30-2008, 08:20 AM
good luck ladybug, my dad lives in raleigh

Kim_Star060404
06-30-2008, 08:45 AM
Good Monday morning, all! Quite a bit of clucking going on already!

Cottage: Wow! Botswana. Those girls are very fortunate to be seeing so much of the world so young - what a wonderful opportunity for fun and education! Hope everything goes well with the car. The EPA has been on our county for some time to require emissions inspections, so I'm expecting our inspection costs to go up quite a bit. (The pollution the EPA speaks of is not from our towns of 6,000, 2,500 and 500 people; it's all from the factories that are over the border in Mexico, but the EPA has to come down on someone for it.)

Cat: I'm glad some businesses are really doing something to combat the rising fuel costs. It would be easier if they just gave us all raises ;), but they're feeling the sting as well, I guess. Hope you and DH get your new schedule figured out soon. $12 a pack of chicken! Thank goodness we're not there yet! Thanks for the recipe - DH and I should try that.

Ruth: Once again, I can't believe how busy you are! Aren't you supposed to be retired? :lol: Hope that coffee perks you up - I'll join you in a cup! :coffee: I'm sure Disney will be fine - I know how you feel, though, I get so worried when we have to take our dachshund in for just about anything.

Cyndi: Sorry you're feeling the grocery sting as well. We've been doing pretty well with the garden producing so well. I've switched to some cheaper cuts of meat, the likes of which we haven't seen since college, but we're still eating. (And our steer will be packed into the freezer by the end of the month - so no worries for beef!) Hope your 3.5 day work-week happens!

TwynnB: Congrats on hitting your exercise goal and on the friendliness from your scale! You're on a roll! Too bad about your son, I hope he feels better soon.

Pearl: Isn't getting back into the swing of things after vacation one of the roughest things to do? I still don't feel completely "in my groove" and we've been back for 2+ weeks! Hope it all comes together quickly.

Nessa: Good luck with the Durham job! Sorry about DH and the economy!

Chipper: I don't know if we've "met" yet, but if not, "Hello!" Hope you get back to your old self soon. Waiting on docs' clearance can be the worst. I think most of us here have been through the "Can I work out yet" thing and it stinks! I hope your trip to get milk is somewhat exciting!

Me: Sorry about being MIA this weekend. I'm leaving to see my grandparents on Wed. and DH's mom and her bf and his daughter will be visiting this week while I'm gone (don't get me started on what was said when DH informed her I'd be out of town. :mad: I've had this planned since April and she's bailed on us twice since then.) We spent the weekend cleaning and doing laundry, plus I worked a few hours yesterday. We had rain almost every day last week, so the back yard is still a mess and I won't even mention the floors! Oh well. This week is a short week at work for me (2 days) and then I get to see my grandparents and some other family that I haven't been able to really spend time with since before we moved here in '06. I also spent quite a bit of time blanching spinach to freeze - that was fun. :rolleyes:

I'm back on P1. I definitely didn't commit to it when we returned from vacation, so I'm doing it right this time. I feel like it may be tempting fate visiting my Japanese grandma when I can't eat rice, but I know that she understands what I need to do to lose weight, so we'll see how it goes. I would have waited until next Monday, but why put off tomorrow what can be done today? The scale hasn't gone up, but it sure isn't going down either, so this is to get my butt back in gear.

Well, I feel like I wrote a book! I've got to hit the shower and get a lunch packed. Hope everyone to come has a great day!

~Kim

JessieW
06-30-2008, 09:16 AM
The pains of gas and food...I am having such severe back pain from this pregnancy. I worked at home on Friday and it made a world of difference to be able to work from the couch. I am wondering if I could get my doctor to prescribe working from home at least two days a week. It would make such a difference and would save on gas, too!

Beans sound yummy. I have five or six kinds of dried beans and peas and lentils in the cupboard and no idea what to do with them. DH also is not a big fan so that doesn't help. But hey...if it's eat this or starve...

Happy Monday.

CyndiM
06-30-2008, 09:33 AM
Okay, I've got some veggie chorizo at home and am plotting a vegetarian version of the red beans and rice :) Yum!

Does anyone have creative ideas for yellow or green split peas? I found some cheap but am stuck on soup or cabbage and. I'd like a salad for summer but am open to all kinds of ideas.

I really should be working now! I spent my first half hour looking over my calendar and figuring out when we could fit in camping trips (have to do that before scheduling program visits so it was work-related) and now I'm here. Oops!

hmacneil6
06-30-2008, 09:34 AM
Good Morning Ladies! Happy Monday!

Cottage - Enjoy your day, sounds like you'll have a little more time on your hands than normal. Get out and exercise....I know how you love it :) Botswana....is that where your girls are from??? How interesting!

Ruth - You're so good to your pups! Enjoy your gardening today!

Cat - Your Red Beans & Rice recipe sounds so good, I just wish my dh enjoyed beans like I do. I might have to give these a try, however, and see what he thinks.

Cyndi - I hear you on how painful gas is right now, AND food. My thought this week was that I should become a vegetarian, just to fit into my food budget. And the gas out here.....not fun!

TwynnB - Glad to hear that your morning is beautiful! Hope your ds gets better soon!

Pearlrose - So how did you like L.A.??? Last week's weather was beautiful, did you get to take advantage of it? I'd love to hear what you did.

Nessa - Got my fingers crossed for you. Hope all goes well with getting the interview process going!

Chipper - Stay cool today!

Kim - Good for you! Sounds like it will be an interesting week, hang in there and enjoy your week of p1.

Me - Back to work today after my week off. Gotta share that I'm pretty proud of myself for being so good last week. I managed to shed 4 more pounds!!! I feel fantastic. I had two people ask me at church yesterday if I had been loosing weight. I'm very pleased and more motivated than ever! DH will be in Vegas for another night, so I'm on my own. But that means I can eat vegetarian for dinner!!! So tonight I'm trying out the eggplant casserole. Should be yummy.
My poor pups doing know what to do with themselves this morning. Usually after I wake up and take them down to go potty they crawl back into bed w/ dh until he wakes up. But without him in bed they're kind of lost and looking for attention. They're too cute!
Have a fantastic Monday everyone!
ENJOY!

briezee
06-30-2008, 09:48 AM
Good morning all. Off to work for my split week. Took Wednesday off for my birthday and Friday is a holiday. Didn't have enough vacation time to take Thursday, too, so I work Mon, Tues, Thurs this week.

Scale said 199.8 this morning. It has been fluctuating between 200.6 and 199.6 for a week, so I'll give it another week to settle before I claim that mini-goal. Part of it is not enough veggies and accountability over the past week. I should be on Phase II today, but when I went grocery shopping last week, I was still on Phase I and forgot to get something to add. So I'll be on phase I another couple of days.

Cyndi, I hear you on the budget. I'm having a really hard time fitting gas and food into the budget right now.

Summer's still clean after her bath yesterday :twirly:(actually her bath and a half...I was an idiot and forgot to clean all of the dirt out of her crate, so when she went back in there and splashed in her water bucket, she got all muddy, so I washed her again, got a lovely sunburn as I hadn't realized the sun had come out). Winter gets his bath on Wednesday.

I threw a picture of Summer up on the blog listed under my name. So now I have pictures of both them as motivation.

chipper15173
06-30-2008, 10:18 AM
:carrot::carrot:"""i am so excited i just can't hide iti""
while getting milk and mouth wash, target had a wii fit. I got my wii fit. yoga here i come. i know i can do that without using ab muscles. i'll just watch real close and pay attention.:D
ttyl, chipper
:exercise:

cottagebythesea
06-30-2008, 10:27 AM
Good Morning Ladies! Happy Monday!

Cottage - Botswana....is that where your girls are from??? How interesting!

LOL, no, the girls aren't from Botswana. Their entire extended family plans a big vacation together every two years, and this year it's a safari in Botswana. They originally were going to go to Kenya, but because of the disputes there right now, there was a change of plans.

hmacneil6
06-30-2008, 11:11 AM
Cottage - Sounds like the girls have an amazing family. To go to Africa would be incredible. I hope they understand how blessed they are.

Schmoodle
06-30-2008, 12:12 PM
Hi chicks, it took me a while to catch up reading posts - things have been busy around here! Last week was exhausting, then DH and the kids picked me up from class Friday afternoon and we headed for the beach for the weekend. I wanted to get a little summer fun in before DH left. We had a great time, good beach weather, and lots of playing, relaxing, and reading on the beach. My niece and nephew were there (the ones whose parents have just split), and it was good to spend some time with them. They seem to be doing well. My nephew and his daughter were also there and we don't see them too often, it was great to catch up with him. He has a new baby at home, which makes 3 total, and it's so funny to see him and think about when he used to come to my house to play with DD1 when they were small. DS didn't have anything to get back home for, so he opted to stay a couple more days and come back with his grandmother. DD1 has the week off, so she is headed down there today to stay until Friday. However she locked her VW car key and the van key into the van, and locked the spare van key and the spare VW key into the VW while she was packing, so she had to wait around until the roadside assistance guy came to unlock her. DH has been banging his head against the wall all morning and asking "why me?" He just told me he wants a blood test to make sure he really is the father. :D Which is ironic because she is a carbon copy of HIS mother! I think I'm the one that needs the blood test.

DD2 is in dance camp this week, and DH leaves for his trip on Wednesday morning. I think the scale is down a lb this morning but I am going to wait until I see it for a day or two before I make it official. So I lost nothing in June, but will do better in July. Food was good but exercise not so great, so that will be my focus. I just remembered I signed up for the 3fc 5k this weekend, so maybe that will be a good jump start.

Hey, while I was at the beach trying to avoid the treats, I discovered that the sugar free Dolce de Leche pudding cups are delicious!

Once DH is gone, I hope to have a couple of quiet weeks to get my house back in shape and get some serious work done, then I've got a weeks vacation coming the end of July. :carrot: Right now this place is a disaster, there are piles of laundry to be done, and hardly any food in the fridge...

Trying to get some traction on catching up with work, so I will skip the personals today, as I've already written a book here. Have a good one chicks!

Fat Melanie
06-30-2008, 03:57 PM
Ok, red beans are on and here's the recipe. Red beans and rice are traditional in New Orleans on Mondays. That's when everyone used to do laundry and it was an all day long affair, so women would cook a pot of red beans on Monday, so they could be cooking slowly while they were outside tackling the washboard and clothes line.

Soak red beans in water overnight.
saute a large onion, a large bellpepper, a few stalks of celery in a little olive oil. You can either skip the meat althogether, or saute the vegs along with some turkey bacon, chicken sausage, lean pork chops etc.

dump the beans and vegs in crock pot (or cook on stove for a few hours) add a few cloves of chopped garlic, a couple of bay leaves, some thyme, some creole seasoning, a tiny bit of liquid smoke,(maybe a 1/4 of a cap..that's CAP, not CUP) a little whostershire and add just enough chicken stock (or if you HAVE to, water) to cover the beans, add some salt and pepper and a little cayenne or hot sauce if you want a bit of a kick.

check it every now and then to make sure the liquid hasn't all been absorbed and add more if you have to. When the beans are just about ready, take a few forkfulls and smash them against the side of the pot and stir back in to make the beans creamier.

To serve, take a cup and put rice in it (I use a pudding/ramekin type cup) and pack it in the cup, then invert on a plate or bowl then put beans around the rice (you don't have to do this, but it looks nice!).

Sprinkle some raw chopped green onions and parsley on top. Serve with hot sauce on the side. Some people also serve with jalepeno peppers or banana peppers on the side.

That sounds delicious, I'm going to try that in Phase 2 with some brown rice. My BF loves red beans and rice but he always wants to get Zatarains. I would love to make it the way you did. He would eat it with jalapenos on the side, I'd eat it with banana peppers (is it the pickled kind, or regular ones?)

Fat Melanie
06-30-2008, 04:08 PM
Does anyone have creative ideas for yellow or green split peas? I found some cheap but am stuck on soup or cabbage and. I'd like a salad for summer but am open to all kinds of ideas.



I have some split peas I need to do something with. Thought I might cook 'em and then sautee them with garlic, onion, and maybe a bit of real butter, and a bit of smart balance (that buttery spread with the heart healthy oils in it.) They say mint is supposed to go well with peas, maybe a few springs of mint, some garlic and onion, and you'd have a side dish?

I made a main dish using those things by putting beef (I cubed it) in a crockpot, along with onions and other assorted vegetables, spices, herbs, and then added the peas. The peas got really mushy and turned it into a beef-pea soup. I didn't really like it much to be quite honest. But people who are into split pea soup (that green vomitous looking stuff) might be into it.

You can definitely use the peas to make a salad, because peas always work well in those. I have a suggestion for a cold pasta salad. You could get whole grain curly corkscrew noodles, black olives, chopped zucchini, etc, and mix it with the cooked peas, salt and pepper, and italian dressing. (The Paul Newman light kind has no sugar in it.) Plus, have you ever had that Betty Crocker bacon ranch pasta? You could make your own by buying whole wheat little shell pasta, and a packet of sugar free powdered ranch dressing, chopped turkey bacon or bacon bits, other chopped veggies, the peas of course, and sugar free mayo.

You could also use in a green leafy salad, mixing spinach greens, romaine lettuce, assorted chopped vegetables like cucumbers, etc, sunflower seeds, etc etc etc, and a sprinkling of the peas, with your favorite dressing. I don't see why they couldn't be used as such. Plus there's this website, supercook.com, where you plug in all of the things you've got in your cabinets and fridge, and the site links you to recipes that contain all of the ingredients you have. Hope I was of some help. :)

Ruthxxx
06-30-2008, 04:12 PM
Thanks for mentioning BROWN rice, Melanie. I was thinking I couldn't have it on Phase II. Duh! I cook brown all the time.

I just picked a huge basket of garlic scapes. (Why do I have 7000 garlic plants?) I am going to grill some of them with olive oil and make the rest into pesto. Here's the link to the pesto. (http://www.whatgeekseat.com/wordpress/2007/06/16/garlic-scape-pesto/) It looks yummy! (Scapes are the flower bud of the garlic plant and are ready this time of year. They have to be picked to allow the bulb to develop more. They are weird looking things - see thumbnail. Sometimes I slice them really thin and cook them with linguine - they have a mild taste and look really pretty with the pasta.

tkglenn
06-30-2008, 04:16 PM
Hi everyone. I know I haven't been around alot lately. Leo's been forgetting his meds alot and we've been having some problems. He's become an even heavier drinker but he really heard it from me last night. I wouldn't let him talk for nothing. I hope it sunk in this time. I'm stuck at 193. I'll be leaving for vegas in about 3 weeks and boy am I excited. I cannot wait.

Where's Kara?

Fat Melanie
06-30-2008, 04:26 PM
My Monday clucking: I did nothing, all weekend. A 'best friend' blew me off for some stupid party, I guess when you start having kids, people leave you behind. (Has stuff like that happened to any of you when you started having kids??) My other best friend, who shares my values and morals, and I went to Walmart late one night, with my baby. That's only because we had to take my BF to the emergency room, he came down with the same virus I came down with the other week. His case wasn't as serious so he got to go to Express care. So my bff and I looked at all the adorable clothes in Walmart (OMG- $5 sale!!!) I saw soo many things I couldn't wait to fit into once I lose the weight. I'm gonna go get some of that stuff before it goes off sale, to put in my closet as motivation (as in, once you lose the weight, girlfriend, you can wear THIS, and THAT! Stuff like little cute bright pink booty shorts made for the teenage girls!) The baby slept through all of this. Saw so many fit and thin bodies that I was green with envy. It's even more motivation, though. Knowing that I could look like what I used to look like. Well that's my weekend story!

Anyone who lives near a Walmart, go go gooo! Get those $5 clothing sales before it's too late! Plus, if any of you have daughters, you can pick up some cheap stuff for them, for the summer, and they also have shirts appropriate for back to school on sale, as well. Just a tip.

Oh and ladies, pajama stuff is on sale as well! My friend actually WENT into Walmart with her PJ's on, they were actually pretty cute, and they're selling PJ's that are definitely cute enough to wear to a store (imagine that!) Hope I wasn't off topic, my understanding is that the Monday cluckings is about what one did on the weekend so if I'm mistaken, I apologize. And just ignore my random post if that's the case. Lol :p.

Fat Melanie
06-30-2008, 04:32 PM
Cool, glad I was helpful. :) Plus you guys, you can use brown rice in place of white when you make healthful chinese stirfrys (you can find recipes for sauces that are sugar free or use splenda). I know that everybody already knows that and I'm not saying anything new, but some people might think it would be gross to use brown rice with a stirfry, so they might not have used it before, but it's really, really good. Just another tip.

Fat Melanie
06-30-2008, 04:36 PM
Hi everyone. I know I haven't been around alot lately. Leo's been forgetting his meds alot and we've been having some problems. He's become an even heavier drinker but he really heard it from me last night. I wouldn't let him talk for nothing. I hope it sunk in this time. I'm stuck at 193. I'll be leaving for vegas in about 3 weeks and boy am I excited. I cannot wait.

Where's Kara?


Hi, just wondering what sort of meds it is that your husband/Bf takes. Not to be nosy or prying or in your business or anything but just wondering as I've got a similar story. Mine takes meds as well and when he goes off of them, we have MAJOR problems.

Pearlrose
06-30-2008, 05:02 PM
hmacneil- lets see we picked the hottest days to go the amusement parks the weather was like 110 degrees the days we went to Disneyland and Magic Mountain but we still had a wonderful time.

We went and visited our friend who lives there and had a nice visit and the rest of the time we went exploring.

We went to the beach 4 days checked out different ones and drove all along the pacific coast highway but had to move closer to the beach for some towns. Then we had to go through Hollywood and Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. Everyone had a blast.