Support Groups - Jazz, Jive, and Jump in July - The wordly chicks are moving the jiggling bits




Shad
07-01-2008, 04:16 AM
Okay - well you can be in Jakarta if you want. Or not. We're in July, joking, jumping, jiggling, jiving and listening to Jazz.

I'm going to have to work really hard this month to try and get some of this off me. Anyone else up for the challenge. 2kg this month??

To go back to the old thread click http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=143204&page=17 (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=143204&page=17). Yep I know Ruth told me how to put different words in instead of the full link, but it got gobbled up in the thread crash of last month.


happy2bme
07-01-2008, 08:16 AM
Morning chicks,

Have to do a post to pop the new thread up and over the old one.

annie175
07-01-2008, 08:16 AM
Good Morning Ladies........

A beautiful day in Indy today. Wish I didn't have to be stuck in here at work.

Shad...thanks for starting the new thread. Rock on!

Have a great day all.

Love and Hugs


diyana
07-01-2008, 08:21 AM
Good morning ladies -

Happy July to all! DH, DMIL and I went fishing last night after work. And I caught all the fish! I caught about 6 small bluegills and a nice sized bass. It was a lovely warm night out on the lake which was smooth as glass. So relaxing! Today, I'll be walking at lunch and hopefully after work too!

I'm thinking about trying to get a second job at Petco for after DMIL leaves. The extra cash would be nice and the employee discount would help A LOT. Plus, there's the added benefit of seeing all kinds of different animals. I'm also planning on signing up for booths at craft shows in the fall. I've found a couple that are well attended and aren't too expensive for the booths. I make Christmas ornaments and floral arrangements.

Shad - I hope you enjoyed the body pump class....sorry about the long days of working, but at least it must be nice to be able to do it from home. I like your philosophy of the benefits of exercising outdoors...you have no choice but to keep walking or you don't get home! :lol: And yes, we do hold the fish when we take photos, and get them right back in the water. I definitely want to move and tighten the jiggly bits...and I do have lots of jiggly bits. Losing 2kg this month (4.4 lbs) - I'm definitely in. This plateau I've hit can't last forever. Especially since I know it's because I've been a bit too "flexible" with my food and need to be more diligent.

Patty - I am SO glad to hear that Blackie is doing so much better! Yay! I like your commitment to exercising 4 days a week, so much so that I'll commit to that too!

Annie - We're having beautiful weather here too. Take a walk at lunch. If we both walk at the same time, maybe we can walk together (sort of). :rofl:

Can't wait for everyone to join us on our jumpin', jivin', jazzin', jiggly journey!

Love and hugs,

happy2bme
07-01-2008, 08:27 AM
Ok, there - that's done. I didn't follow the links and was scanning the page for the new thread.

Michelle can tell us how to put the text part into the hyperlink so that it doesn't show //http:yadda.yadda.yadda.dot.com - I have long since forgotton most of what I knew on the web - a true case of don't use it, lose it overnight :lol:

Thanks for the tip Shad. Tried Windex. Doesn't work. Leaves huge streaks. I did find some pads and an applicator made by Scotch Brite I think that work rather well. My appliances are about 4 years old now and like you said, I think the newer stainless steel appliances have some sort of coating that makes them easier to clean. I would still swap them out for black applicances in a heart beat but we've already shelled out enough money in the last few months...

I got most of my planting done last night. Little pots of flowers here and there. I love color. The hummingbirds are coming back. You still have to wait to see them but you can pretty much see at least one every day. I can't stay out much past 7 tho - the mosquitos are ferocious. This is a problem since I work until about 6pm. By the time I get home, get something on the table for supper and we eat, it's past 7 o'clock. Even with someone helping DH with the lawn mowing, there's still lots of yard work to be done. Guess I have to bite the bullet and get up earlier :kickcan: Although if I leave at 7:30 it takes me almost an hour to get to work. If I leave at 8 it takes 30 minutes because of traffic. So see my point?

Anyhow I apologize for not doing personals this morning. Gotta get out of here and I always have a problem remembering what people said when we transition to a new thread.

I would like to join you in your July challenge Shad but let me get this foot taken care of first. For now I am focusing on less sweet beverages, more water, daily fruits and maybe getting a little more sleep. And cleaning junk out of the house :lol:

:wave: Happy new month chicks.

Wake up Mel. :rofl:

happy2bme
07-01-2008, 08:27 AM
Geez you two snuck up on me. :lol:

Wow Michelle - you are one little pile of ambition there. One of the girls at work does the craft circuit - she makes jewelry. She's become more selective over which shows she does. It's alot of work - particularly when you have a "day" job. Congrats on catching all those fish! I can't think of anything more relaxing that sitting quietly on the water.

Ooop, cat wants out. Gotta go attend to the princess.

Madcat
07-01-2008, 10:24 AM
Hey kids, to put text into your link instead of the link, do this... when you put in the link change the text between the URL opening tag and the URL closing tag, but leave the actual link intact. Hard to describe this without actually typing the tag and causing the entry to screw up :) but it's something like openingsquarebracket URL equals http link closingsquarebracket Your text here which becomes the underlined text openingsquarebracket / URL closingsquarebracket

Been lurking around for the last month with really not much to say. Work's been busy and I've been semi working the WW thing. At least I am in the 170s again. Yay me. So that is down 5 lbs and it is a start. Yes, Shad I'd be up for a challenge for July.

I took yesterday off for an extra long weekend and today is Canada Day today so it's a BBQ day. I need to go out for a bike ride before the paths get too packed wth holiday crowds, so though I'd love to stay I better get a move on.

I'll be back to play! Everyone have a lovely day - even if it isn't a holiday.

S

annie175
07-01-2008, 10:38 AM
Michelle...I walked on morning break for 15 mins, then will walk with you at lunch....then again on afternoon break for 15 mins. Get your tennies on...

diyana
07-01-2008, 11:16 AM
Happy and Shad --

Madcat explained the links really well. Here's a little bit more.

Here's an example of how to do a link on 3FC and how to change the text that appears:

Here's a link to Google:
http://www.google.com

As you view it in "Go Advanced"...., in between the [URL....] [/URL...] insert the words you want to appear as the link.

Go to Google (http://www.google.com)

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Madcat
07-01-2008, 01:43 PM
Michelle, you are quite right. I made the erroneous assumption that people were already in the Go Avanced screen. Should have known better. You managed to describe it more concisely and more accurately... story of my life :lol:

happy2bme
07-01-2008, 02:03 PM
Dear Madcat,

I understand if you can't make it here on a regular basis but you Canadian folks seem to find the BEST avatars so if you will, give us a peek once in a while Thanks :D :lol:

... now I think I understand why my cat seems to want to roam around outside until all hours of the night :beach:

MELODY525
07-01-2008, 02:31 PM
I AM MUCH TO TIRED FOR JAZZING JIVING AND JIGGLING TODAY SO I WILL POST A QUICKIE! :rofl: GLAD WE ARE IN A NEW MONTH. I LOVE MADCAT'S SUMMER CAT. HOW CUTE IS THAT. AND GOOD TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE HERE TODAY. SHAD I WILL TAKE YOU UP ON THE CHALLENGE AS SOON AS YOU TELL ME HOW MUCH IS 2 KILOS? I KNOW WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN MARIJUANA BUT NOT IN BODY FAT :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
I WENT FOOD SHOPPING. THANK GOD WILLY FOUND ME IN THE FREEZER SECTION. MY "STEERING" ARM WAS KILLING ME. HE HELPED FINISH THE SHOPPING AND GET ME CHECKED OUT. I REMEMBER TO TIP HIM WELL TOO.
PUT EVERYTHING AWAY, PUT ON A PAIN PATCH AND WENT OFF TO VOLUNTEER FOR A LITTLE WHILE, TAKE A SHORT RIDE AND HURRY BACK....IT WAS THE KIND OF HEAT I CANNOT BREATHE IN. SO I AM OFF TO THE SHOWER TO COOL OFF AND REST. MAYBE CUT SOME FRUIT UP AND ALSO MAKE A GREENS SALAD FOR LATER. I AM DOING NOTHING ELSE FOR THE REST OF THE DAY!!
SORRY NO PERSONALS. BUT SENDING LOVE OUT TO YOU ALL. :love:

MELODY525
07-01-2008, 02:32 PM
:wave: THANKS ELLIS FOR GETTING ME HERE!!! :rofl: I GET LOST SO EASILY!! ESPECIALLY ON MY WAY TO JOIN SHAD IN JAKARTA! :beach:

ceejay52
07-01-2008, 06:28 PM
Afternoon every one

Have been busy the past couple of day's myself. The health department came today and it's end of month report's day.

The old thread was way down on the bottom. Had trouble finding it.

Shad
07-01-2008, 06:38 PM
Yep, sorry I didn't get back to post the link in the old thread. Dear Ellis - are you psychedelic or telepathetic or something? Normally I have to ask Ruth to close the thread, but this morning there it was all done for me by Ellis. No questions asked - just a service performed. Thank you. My excuse was that my network decided to log out at an incredibly bad time and I was too tired to fight with it, so I turned off the computer and the tv (pay tv went out too) and read a book for an hour then went to bed early. Silly move, since I slept like the dead until 12.30 and had to read for nearly 2 hours before getting back to sleep.

I'm getting really stressed about the amount of work still to be done. It's a pain. The more I do, the more I seem to have left to do. And now HR has come to the aid of the party and given me a list of instructions a page and a half long. None of which makes much in the way of sense. I need to get to that this afternoon. Meantime, I'm trying to get the other manuals finished in the order of training. I think I will still be typing furiously when the trainees are filing into the training room.

But enough of the doom and gloom. What will be, will be. How does that go - Que sera, sera. Yeah right, now I am singing the darn song. Doris Day - GO AWAY.

Oh oh, now I am having a problem with the Go Advanced screen. It's not showing me the previous 15 posts. This is what happened before it crashed in June.

Annie - enjoy walking with Michelle (well cybernetically anyway) enjoy the weather.

Michelle - You are going to be very busy with 2 jobs, gym, house and garden and craft shows - I thought I was a bit of a workaholic!!! My friend in Arizona does stalls at craft shows. She was making bags out of denim jeans and tee-shirts which she paints and embroiders and childrens clothes etc. Sometimes she does well, other times not. Guess it depends on what the Joe Public are looking for at the time.
Body pump was okay. We had an instructor who hadn't taught for over 2 years and to say she was rusty was being nice. However she did try hard and did explain and did apologise for her shortcomings. I put more weight on the bar and that helped me to sweat a bit more. Next week I'll probably up the weights again at least for the first half of the class.
Glad to hear that you hold the fish and don't dangle them for what seems like forever as they do on tv.
2Kg - well let's give it a good shot. What are you going to do to get it off? I'm concentrating on food, since that is what I am not doing right at this time.

Patty - good to hear from you. Glad to hear Blackie is doing better.

Happy - do you think I should write to Martha and tell her the Windex doesn't work?? Nah - there are some things I am afraid of!! :rofl:
The garden sounds like it is looking very pretty. We still have the pesky mossies here too. Rotten things. I usually have to spray the house at night because I don't shut it up early enough and the little buggers get in as soon as the temps start to drop.
What happens to the traffic if you leave at 7.00am??

Madcat - good to see you and congratulations on getting back to 170s. It's never easy but doing it over again seems to always take longer and harder.
Thanks for the links info. I'll endeavour to remember it this time.

Mel - Oooh aaaaah, thank heaven for Willy. Must remember to give him a kiss next time I'm over. I've been cutting up Rockmelon (cantaloupe for you lot) for the snacks. Afraid I ate more than is left in the bowl :lol3:

Right - that's about it for the time being. I must get back to work. See you

Roseblush
07-01-2008, 08:49 PM
Hey Worldly Chicks...thanks so much for the birthday wishes....I just got back from my mini vacation. Took my mom and sis on a weekend away, went to some gardens and met up with old friends.... very fun. I spent the rest of the week in the Flathead Valley enjoying my family and friends. My sis is having some episodes and it seems as it might be angina attacks....she sort of is experiencing the silent kind.... she gets them at resting times..... any body have any knowledge about that sort of condition?
You are all the very best and I will need time to catch up on everyone's comings and goings.......
Blessings,
Nae

happy2bme
07-01-2008, 11:38 PM
SHAD I WILL TAKE YOU UP ON THE CHALLENGE AS SOON AS YOU TELL ME HOW MUCH IS 2 KILOS? I KNOW WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN MARIJUANA BUT NOT IN BODY FAT :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:


Darn it Mel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I almost peed the seat :rofl:

The next time we have a health fair at work I'm going to make that suggestion to the nurse. Instead of the ugly plastic blob of body fat they have on the table, they will probably get a LOT more attention if they compare it to a compacted brick of 2 kilos of pot :lol3: :lol3:

And inquiring minds want to know how you KNOW what that looks like in the first place :chin:

Shad
07-02-2008, 12:04 AM
Do you really want to know the answer to that one????

happy2bme
07-02-2008, 01:18 AM
... only if you have a part in this too :rofl:

MELODY525
07-02-2008, 07:09 AM
CEEJAY...HOPE THE HEALTH INSPECTION AND REPORT WENT WELL! :dance:

SHAD...DON'T STRESS TOO MUCH. IMAGINE THAT THE OTHERS AREN'T DOING IT ANY FASTER(IF NOT A LOT SLOWER) THAN YOU ARE!!!!

HAPPY...I THINK I LEARNED ALL ABOUT 2 KILOS ON HOME AND GARDEN TELEVISION :rofl: :rofl:
THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT!
I THINK IT WOULD GET MORE ATTENTION THAN THAT BLOB OF YELLOW PLASTIC TOO!! :lol3: :lol3:

:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS, I ALREADY HAVE A LOAD IN THE WASHER AND IT NEEDS TO HOP IN THE DRYER...WISH IT WOULD DO IT ALL BY ITSELF!! I LOVE EARLY MORNINGS AND NO ONE IS IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM. WONDER WHY I DON'T DO THIS MORE OFTEN :crazy: LAST NIGHT I REALIZED I WAS OUT TOO LONG YESTERDAY. NOT GOING TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE TODAY. RICHIE IS COMING TO GET SHAD'S BED. THE LITTLE ONES, NOW THAT THE BOY ARRIVED, ARE HAVING A "MELTDOWN" OVER THE GRANDMOTHER'S DEATH IN FEBRUARY. SO EVERYONE IS SLEEPING TOGETHER....GIRLS ROOM AND A BOYS ROOM. WE'RE WAITING TO SEE IF PROFESSIONAL HELP IS NEEDED. BUT I FEEL THEY CAN HANDLE IT IF IT'S DONE RIGHT. THE GIRL IM'S ME ON A REGULAR BASIS. SHE NEEDS A PORT IN THE STORM.
I AM OFF TO GET THE DRYER OF MY CHOICE AND BREAKFAST. HAVE A GREAT DAY!

MADCAT... IT WAS GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE AND CONGRATS ON THE WW AND WEIGHT LOSS! :cheer3: :cheer3: DID YOU AND MR. MADCAT HAVE A CELEBRATORY CANADA DAY???? DRINKS ON THE BALCONY? :cheers:

NAE...GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE AS WELL.GLAD YOU HAD A VACATION WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE ANGINA. I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE WORKINGS OF THAT. HOPE SHE FINDS SOME GOOD HELP WITH IT. KEEPS US POSTED!

happy2bme
07-02-2008, 08:42 AM
Good morning chicks,

It's trash day and I used the time I would have spent posting here instead gathering things together to make DH go back and forth, back and forth, back and forth again. :faint:

So I will have to try and get on at lunch time for individual posts.

Another day closer to a long weekend. Today is Michelle's Friday. Isn't she excited, I am for her :dance:

Ok, gotta go, have a good one chicks...

diyana
07-02-2008, 10:11 AM
Hey ladies -

Today is my Friday....last day before a 4 day weekend. :woohoo: I went home last night and mowed the lawns and gardened for a couple hours. I'm going to the gym tonight for cardio, and tomorrow I'll do cardio and weights.

It's a super busy day at work - trying to get 3 days of worked crammed into 1 day. Oh well...I can only do what I can do.

Mel - I hope it's not as hot today for you and that breathing is easier. Take good care of yourself, especially on the oppressively hot days.

Shad - I totally understand about the more you do, the more you have to do. My boss just gave me several new projects and I haven't finished those that I have been working on. I will concentrate on food and getting to the gym more - both should help me lose the 2kg. Hopefully your body pump instructor will improve with time, or you'll get a new and better one.

Annie - It was nice walking with you. I hope you didn't mind that my co-worker came along. Are you walking at lunch today? I hope so as all my co-workers have plans and it's more fun to walk with someone, so I'll walk with you.

Nae - I'm glad you had a nice vacation with your mom and sis and your friends. I hope your sister feels better. Has she seen a doctor about the attacks?

Happy - I'm VERY excited to have a long weekend. No firm plans yet...we're just going to play it by ear...I'm sure we'll catch a parade, fireworks and get some fishing in. Only 7 hours left to go.

Take care everyone!

Love and hugs,

ceejay52
07-02-2008, 12:28 PM
Morning
Just popping in to say hello. I may not be here tomorrow as I have two doctor's appointments in Jonesboro. One called and changed the appointment for 3 p.m. to 10.15 a.m. I want get to sleep in to much in the morning. sigh.

My goal this morning was no snacks between breakfast and lunch. Yipee, I did it, but it sure was hard.

The plant produced 2.1 million gallons of water yesterday. My exercise yesterday was getting up and down to monitor the gauges. The plant ran 17.9 hours. I'm used to the 14 to 15 hours this time of the year.

diyana
07-02-2008, 01:23 PM
Congrats Ceejay on meeting your no snacking goal! Do you mean you worked 17.9 hours yesterday? Sheesh! I hope you get a long holiday weekend at least.

ceejay52
07-02-2008, 05:22 PM
Michelle
No, I only worked 12 of those hours which is a normal day for me. I'm just not used to the plant opereating this long.

Ruthxxx
07-02-2008, 05:29 PM
:wave: I'm up for a 2 kilo challenge. That's about five pounds which is what I managed to put on in June! Too much socializing and some stress which cranks up the cortisol. Of course, drinking more wine and Margaritas may have helped too.
This week's a hectic one again with wedding prep to help my sister - 4 dozen devilled eggs?!?! I'm also struggling to get the Fair Schoolwork sorted ready for judging on Monday.

Today was Disney's tooth-cleaning day and I got some bad news. She has a growth on the gum which had to be sent to the pathologist. I just cannot have another dog with cancer? Or can I? It probably is nothing but I'm still going to worry until I get the test results on Friday. I bailed out of a meeting tonight to stay home with her as she's still coming out of the anesthetic and pretty wobbly and confused. Poor furry!

Nice to see us jazzed and jived. I'll try to get in here more often and catch the spirit!

Shy Moment
07-02-2008, 05:34 PM
Di
That is what I always used too but the lady that owned her used revolution so I tryed it. Not worth the paper that was used to package it lol. I am going to the multi advantage.

1day
Glad Blackie is doing better.

Just thought I would pop in. Busy day lol. As soon as I am done for the day I will stop back in and chat.

Shad
07-02-2008, 07:39 PM
Morning all,
Exciting morning we have here, the power keeps going in and out. At them moment it is on. So if I disappear mid word you will know what happened.
Lucky I got in 2 hours early this morning, because I just lost those same two hours with the black out. When it finally came back, all the computers except the work one could get back onto the network. I had to delve into the realms of the unknown to make the darned thing work again. By the time I am finished I will be able to take a degree in Computing technology problems and other nasties in the hardware and software world. Should there be such a thing.

Work struggles on. We will have doco to take to the first weeks training - well we will have financials and basics and maybe workflow, but who knows with the HR/Py secret society.

I'm listening to (and sometimes watching) an Andre Rieu concert Andre Rieu in Wonderland. I do love the tenors. They just finished singing 'Dream the impossible dream' and it was lovely. Andre is coming to Brisbane in December. I'd love to go see him, but don't feel like paying the price and finding out I will be in Zululand or somewhere equally underpriviledged at the time. I'm still thinking about it.
Now we are getting into Cinderella. People are dancing in the aisles - oooh aaah

Okay - Go Advanced is still not showing me the last posts (no not the last post) so I will have to do some jiggery pokery to see what I am supposed to answer.

Rose - nice to see you back in again. Glad to hear that you've been having a good time away.

Mel - there are one or two of us who are completely stressed and others who think it will all come right on the night. Blurk****
As for the washing hopping into the dryer - yep that would be good, so it would be if it hopped out when dry and folded itself as well - and put itself away.
So you are lending out my bed. No point in my coming to hide under the covers then is it?? Crikey, can this poor woman ever be left to rest in peace??

Happy - so you've sent DH out to the trash several times and lo and behold he always comes back! Hasn't he got the hint yet?
Long weekend is getting closer. Hang in there

Michelle - nearly time to start enjoying your weekend. Have a good one. Don't do anything I wouldn't!! :rofl:

Ceejay - Good going on achieving the goal. Another couple of weeks and this will become a habit. You're working the same sort of hours as I am.

Ruth - glad to hear you will be joining us on our challenge. 2 kilogram = 4.4092452437lb. If you want to lose 5lb who are we to say nay. Sounds like a good idea.
4 dozen devilled eggs? What a shame I am not over there. We could have had a lot of fun catering for this do. Should I send over 5lbs of Witchety grubs and some bush limes and tomatoes??
Hoping that Disney is fine. It's a long and anxious wait for you. I'll be thinking of you.


Morning Rennie - hope you are doing okay.

And that's it, I am out of here, to move the butt (my feet are cold) and to get on with the job.

ceejay52
07-03-2008, 12:43 AM
I'm in on the challenge also. 4 pounds should be doable for me. I've just signed up for WW on line and plugged in my points. I'm ashamed to say it's way over my limit of 26 points. Tomorrow will be better.

MELODY525
07-03-2008, 08:07 AM
HAPPY...I CAN JUST SEE DH BACK AND FORTH WITH THE LOADS.....MAYBE HE DID IT WITH A BIG OL; SMILE ON HIS FACE WITH ALL THE SORTING AND TOSSING!!:dance:

CEEJAY...GOOD LUCK WITH THE DRS APPTS AND CONGRATS ON NOT SNACKING!!

MICHELLE....YOU'RE ALL MOWED AND READY FOR YOUR BIG HOLIDAY WEEKEND :cheer3:

RUTH...I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DISNEY AND WILL SEND GOO THOUGHTS FOR GOOD RESULTS :hug:

patty...glad to hear the dog is doing better.

rennie...good luck with the doggie too.

SHAD...NO I AM AFRAID THEY ARE RESURRECTING HER AT EVERY TURN. POOR MILLIE. R.I.P. :angel: TOO BAD ABOUT ANDRE BUT YOU MIGHT BE IN OSKOSH BY THEN :rofl: I LOVE THE WAY THEY DANCE IN THE AISLLES BYT WINDER SOMETIMES HOW THE SEATED PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT THEIR VIEW BEING BLOCKED AT THOSE PRICES! :lol3: :lol3: HOPE THE POWER STAYS ON AND YOU GET TO KEEP "UP" WITH THE FLOW OF THINGS. AREN'T THERE ALWAYS THE LAST MINUTE CHARLIES AND CHARLENES? THEY COUNT ON PEOPLE LIKE YOU!! :rollpin:
I HAVE A QUESTION...WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT DOES A LAPTOP WORK? JUST WONDERING? INQUIRING MINDS AND ALL THAT.

:cofdate: GOOD MORNING. I WILL JOIN YOU IN THE CHALLENGE BUT MAINLY JUST TO CONTINUE TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR CHOICES. NOT EXPECTING MIRACLES HERE. :faint: NOT GOING OUT TODAY. THE SUMMER SEEMS TO BE GETTING THE BETTER OF ME THESE4 LAST FEW DAYS. IT HAS TO BE THE AIR CAUSE ALL THE OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY ARE UP AND FUNCTIONING WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MY LEFT FOREARM....BUT THAT'S NOT SUMMER RELATED. REST, DVDS, SINUS MEDS, A/C AND MAYBE A VISIT WITH THE SENIORS TO WATCH A MOVIE WITH THEM ARE THE ONLY THINGS....AND I DO MEAN THE ONLY THINGS....SCHEDULED FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.:cb: :belly: :dance: :carrot:
I AM HAVING THE STORE DOWN THE STREET DELIVER ANYTHING I MIGHT RUN OUT OF BUT I AM PREPARED!!
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY!!! :moped:

happy2bme
07-03-2008, 08:41 AM
Good morning fine ladies,

Long weekend almost upon us. :dance:

I woke up this morning with back spasms. The kind of "one wrong turn and you're on the floor lady" kind of thing. I don't need this as I have lots to sort out and get done this weekend. :mad:

Mel - a laptop will stay on - generally for about 2 hours before the battery runs out and then it's hello dark screen. However, if the network is also down (being that it also requires power for the servers that run the network), there's generally not much you can do with said laptop since most of the doco as Shad would say is on the network servers. So... you may have it but it doesn't do much good. Kinda like having a raw chicken but no stove - you got food but can't necessarily eat it :lol: I hope you have a quiet and peaceful weekend. Although with 4th of July and kids with firecrackers, it's hardly peaceful.

Poor Shad - no wonder you are stressed out. Are you still the ONLY trainer trying to be everything to everyone???? The more I hear about your job, the more I'm glad YOU are the one doing it :rofl: However, I think you are spot on listening to some music which will sooth the nerves and soul while you tackle Mt. Everest there. Good luck with the HR piece. Remember your saying about magic and miracles (can't remember the phrase at the moment). Something about blah blah I can do in a day but miracles take a bit longer ;)

Ceejay - don't fret over the WW points thing. I think those of us who have done the program can tell you with confidence that it takes a few go rounds of planning and trial and error to get the meals balanced to the proper points. Then there is the Wendie plan where you stagger points within 5 points plus or minus of your limit. Which means some days you might have as much as 31 points while others in the week may go as low at 21. I often wonder if I ever was to get at goal how I would survive on the low number of points I'd get. But people do it so it can be done.

Shy - the vet just gave us Revolution. I guess we will try one dose and see how it works (or doesn't). Perhaps it works better on cats. :crossed: Or you could just be having an unusually tough flea season for poor Bella. Enjoy your company.

Ruth - I hope things turn out ok for Disney.

Michelle - happy fishing - hope the weather holds clear enough for you to get out in the boat and enjoy those fireworks. Why is it that it can be clear for weeks but it always seems to get overcast for holiday fireworks shows? Enjoy that long weekend!

Hellos to Madcat, Carla, Patty, Rose, Ellen and Annie. They are closing the office early so we have a shorter workday today too. Later chicks...

Shad
07-03-2008, 06:51 PM
Morning all,
I'm about to blow a phoo phoo valve. I've been happily working away since 6.00am (well perhaps happily is not quite it) in the training database and getting along quite nicely and now it is deciding not to work.

Aaaaarrrrrrrghhhhh.

It's just hanging there not doing a thing. I guess I am going to have to get up somebody soon. I can not afford for it to go down today.

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Happy 4th July to you all. Celebrate and enjoy


Happy - so sorry that you are being strung up with the back and for no reason. Not something you need on the 4th July. ooops not quite there for you guys yet.

Mel - one of my laptops will hold out for around 3 or 4 hours on the battery but I can't get any mail, internet, intranet or network if the power goes out. The other loses battery power at a terrifying fast rate. For that simple reason, I'm fairly anal about the stuff I am working on and bring most of the doco down to my hard drive for the duration of what ever I am working on. It goes back to the network or gets deleted when I am finished doing the changes or have saved the new document back on the network.
Works for me.

Ands thats about the time I can afford here for the moment although if I can't get some sense out of some tech head somewhere you may be reading about me from the local penitentiary. I'll try to get back later

ceejay52
07-03-2008, 07:00 PM
Hi every one.

You don't know until you get there was my moto today. I knew I had two appointments with different doctors. One was with a ear nose and throat doctor. I do have some hearing loss due to the work I do. I asked him about that due to the pumps and motors. He said most diffinately. At work from now on I need to wear ear plugs. He told me later on in my life I'd probably have to have hearing aides. SIGH. The heart doctor told me I did have some plaque build up but will not know how much until I see my regular doctor. The woman who did my test said there was very minimal. I had the carotid arteries checked. The ear nose and throat doctor suggested allergy testing so I'm down for that next week. His nurse was going to do it but since I'm taking a beta blocker, I have to have blood drawn. No histamines for a week. SIGH. I'm so glad that I chose a doctor in Jonesboro. I've found out more in one visit than I have all these years with the previous doctor.

I ate a late lunch at Ryan's today. I like to go there when it's not very crowded. I looked up the food choices and stuck to them. Now I'll go enter them on the WW web sight.

Called my boss on the way home today to see if we got paid today. He said that Frank had been by the house several times today. All he had to do was call and I would have told them where I was. When I paid my rent there was a line and then to the bank and another long, long line, even the drive throughs were filled to capacity. One of my co-workers said he'd been in line for and hour.

Mel and Shad
My lap top will last for a couple of hours but I love the wireless internet.

Happy
Ouch for the back problems. I have those dreaded muscle spasm too. One hit me not to long at work. I didn't think I'd get down the stairs to go home. My co-worker walked down with me in case I fell. A heating pad does wonders for me.

To the rest have a safe week end.

Shy Moment
07-04-2008, 01:34 AM
Shad
With all the storms going around I think a lot of people are having power go in and out.

Di
Hope you find lots of time during your 4 day weekend for some fun and relaxation.

Ruth
Sure hope Disney is ok.

happy
Oh please be careful with your back. Take it easy and try not to do anything you don't have to do until you feel better. Fleas have been real real bad around here this year. Winkie doesn't go outside and he seems to be doing fine on the revolution. Bella isn't itching as much and it is almost time for her second dose. Might just be because the fleas are so bad this year it is going to take a few doses for it to work well for her. Took Bella to the groomer today. OH MY GOSH I was very clear I wanted her trimmed to about 3 to 4 inches long. When it isn't so hot I will keep her in a full coat. I love my hour or two at night that I sit and watch tv and brush and groom her. This is the one thing each day I do for myself because I enjoy it so much and she loves the attention. I went to pick her up and jokingly said, " I hope you didn't clip her to short." This poor little thing can't have an inch of hair. I was sooooooooo mad. Guess I get to learn something new. Going to get dog grooming books and learn to do it myself. I thought only men thought 1 inch was 4 inches lol.

Melody
I swear Bella is vain lol. She loves to be brushed. She loves to get her dress on when we go somewhere. She loves her bows and barrettes. After she came home from the groomers today. She was a very sad little dog. I felt so bad for her. I swear, she acted like a woman who got a real bad hair cut lol.

Cee
I am surprised you haven't always been wearing ear plugs in your type of work. Try to do everything the docs say to help as much as you can with what hearing you have left.

MELODY525
07-04-2008, 08:16 AM
:tantrum: I JUST LOST AN ENTIRE POST :tantrum:
WHILE I WAS TYPING THERE WAS A HICCUP IN THE ELECTRIC, THE SCREEN JUMPED AND SOMEHOW THE POST VANISHED :rofl:

HAPPY...SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE BACK AND SEND GOOD HEALING VIBES:hug: THANKS FOR THE LAPTOP INFO. HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON AND NOT IN PAIN ALL WEEKEND:encore:

SHAD...THANKS FOR THE INFO ALSO. WE WILL HAVE TO GET YOU A "GET OUT OF JAIL FREE" CARD FOR THE DURATION OF THIS PROJECT!!! DO NOT BREAK THE PHOO PHOO VALVE WHATEVER YOU DO. I AM NOT SURE I REMEMBER HOW TO FIX THAT! :lol3: :lol3:

CEEJAY...YOU CERTAINLY HAD A VERY FULL DAY AND GOT A LOAD OF STUFF DONE. SORRY ABOUT THE EARS BUT THE HEART SOUNDS GOOD. REMEMBER THE DAYW WHEN WE ONLY THOUGHT PLAQUE WAS ON TEETH??? :rofl:

RENNIE....MY FRIENDS DOG IS THE SAME. MAYBE THEY DO HAVE VAIN LITTLE PERSONALITIES! :rofl:


:cofdate: I AM GOING TO POST THIS AS FAST AS I CAN! DON'T WANT TO DO THIS ALL OVER AGAIN! VERY STORMY WEEKEND IS ON THE HORIZON AND IT IS DARK AS CAN BE OUTSIDE. :rain: HOPE ALL THE BBQ PLANS WON'T BE RUINED ACROSS THE COUNTRY TODAY. THE MAP WAS NOT LOOKING GOOD. MY PLANS ARE ALL INDOORS SO I DON'T MIND. NOTHING NEW HERE. OFF TO EAT AND SHOWER. HAVE A GREAT DAY!! :moped:

:cheer2:HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE:cheer3:

:gift:HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA :hb:

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happy2bme
07-04-2008, 11:13 AM
Good morning chicks,

Just sat down with my coffee to catch up on things and DH announced that he wants to go to the store, pick up my glasses, get some mulch and start working in the yard NOW. So I'll have to come back here and read later. :(

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans - stay away from the fire crackers.

Happy Friday to the rest of the Worldly Chicks :wave:

ceejay52
07-04-2008, 01:23 PM
Happy July 4th.

Mel
I was writing an e-mail to my sister and the laptop decided to go blue screen. I hate it that when it happens. It says it has to dump. I almost laugh when I read those.
I didn't realize that store's still delivered.


Happy
We have had some much needed rain. I'm stuck inside with house work. Much rather be outside.

Rennie
Glad the dogs are doiing better.

As mentioned before I'm doing house work today. Aren't we suppose to rest today and celebrate?

happy2bme
07-04-2008, 02:38 PM
why does it ALWAYS rain on the 4th to spoil picnics, bbqs and fireworks shows?

Ruthxxx
07-04-2008, 02:50 PM
Come on up here and picnic, my American neighbours. We have a gorgeous weekend! Tonight is the boating event on Big Rideau Lake where we watch fireworks and sip bubbly. I made myself designated driver (of the car, not the boat) so will pass on the booze.

Tomorrow will be a busy day with the wedding in the afternoon at the Farm. It will seem so very strange to have a wedding with just a few there - just Joan and Peter's kids and spouses plus Good Old Aunt Ruth who can be relied on the cry. The dogs are invited but I'm not tiddling them up in the usual festive bows.

Time to hit the front flowerbed again and do yet more deadheading. I'll get it finished eventually - maybe by the time I get the winter clothes put away.

Shad
07-04-2008, 09:10 PM
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Happy4th JULY

Phooey, my post disappeared into thin air. No time for another. Breakfast is done, coffee is ready, gym is done. Work is done for another hour or so. I'm going to collapse in a chair, sip Green Tea with Mint and cogitate for that hour. Then I am into housework, painting the skirting, cleaning. The new floor goes down next week and I've got to get this half of the house finito.

Back later.

MELODY525
07-05-2008, 07:22 AM
CEEJAY~ WHAT ARE YOU DOING CLEANING ON A SACRED HOLIDAY. YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE RESTING AND PARTYING! :rofl: HAD A LAUGH AT THE LAPTOP NEEDING TO DUMP!! :lol3:

HAPPY~ SO DID YOU AND DH MULCH IN THE RAIN??? IT WAS WEIRD WEATHER UP HERE. VERY CLOUDY ALL DAY BUT NOT MUCH "ACTION".

SHAD~ CUTE PIC! HAPPY CLEANING, COGITATING AND GETTING READY FOR THE FLOORING!

:cofdate: GOOD MORNING I SAY WITH HALF OPENED EYES. IT'S SO DARK THAT WITH TAKING THE ZYRTEC, I AM UNABLE TO FEEL WIDE AWAKE. MY HEAD IS SAYING...GO BACK TO BED YOU FOOL! AND THE GRANDSON IS STILL SLEEPING. GAVE ME A ONE-EYED DIRTY LOOK AND TUCKED HIS HEAD INTO HIS BACK FEATHERS AND WENT BACK TO SLEEP. MAYBE HE IS SMARTER THAN I AM! :rofl: I REALLY WSN'T UP TO SNUFF LAST NIGHT AND BEGGED OFF THE LITTLE PARTY THEY WERE HAVING. JUST NOT IN THE MOOD FOR LOUDNESS WITH THE SINUS STUFF ETC. WAS ASLEEP BY 9. :faint:
MAYBE I SHOULD TRY AND WAKE UP. EAT SOMETHING.
OK THAT'S THE PLAN...
HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY! :moped:

ceejay52
07-05-2008, 09:25 AM
Morning everyone
Mel
I decided not to clean as much as I should have--after all it was a Holiday.
I know what you mean by the Zertec.

Going to Paragould today just don't know what time. I'll need to call my uncle in a few minutes to find out if the if my 3 uncles are going to eat lunch today. He usually e-mails me.

Watched the fire works from my back door last night. The city has them every year at the foot ball field.

I was almost on plan yesterday. Had to use only 3 flex points. Exercised for 40 with the Biggest Loser DVD.

diyana
07-05-2008, 11:04 AM
Happy 5th of July ladies -

I hope everyone had a lovely 4th! For my day off on Thursday, I went to the gym twice...once in the early morning to do a step class and again in the late afternoon to do a jazz dance class. In between, I ran errands with my DMIL and had a marvelously relaxing day. A nearby town had their fireworks on the 3rd, so we did that in the evening. Yesterday, I worked in the yard and did laundry in the morning, we went to a 4th of July parade in the afternoon and went to fireworks last night! The weather has been simply gorgeous so I've been trying to stay outside as much as possible. This morning after breakfast, I went out and relaxed in a chaise lounge and read a book. Later today we're going fishing. This has been a wonderful relaxing and rejuvenating long weekend so far, and I still have nearly 2 full days to go. Ahhhhhhhh.

Mel - I hope your allergies ease up.

CeeJay - Have fun in Paragould.

Shad - I hope you do get some relaxing in.

Ruth - I hope the wedding is lovely!

Happy - I hope you're enjoying your long weekend too!

Love and hugs to all,

ceejay52
07-05-2008, 11:13 AM
My uncle has not returned my call or email so I'm not going to Paragould this week end.

Just going to stay home and relax another day.

happy2bme
07-05-2008, 12:11 PM
Hi ladies,

Did some shopping yesterday. Suzanne here asked if anyone had grilled watermelon and it sounded interesting so we tried it. Bleck! We grilled chicken and roasted potatoes and the smokey flavor on watermelon was not a good taste. I did get a good watermelon - nice and sweet. Chicken and fixings were good too. I'm not into the massive crowds for the fireworks shows so I just watched 3 programs on TV - Washington DC, New York City and Boston.

We have a few storms riding through here. They don't last long but they are doing the major rain dumps when they come. I have to go get my hair done in an hour and there's a big blob of red on the radar that should hit just about the time I'm ready to go.

When I get back if the rain is done with, I'm going to wash my car. It really needs it. DH surface washed it a few weeks ago but it needs a good cleaning. Did some gardening yesterday, might pull more weeds today too if it clears up. The ground was so hard and crusty yesterday that it was hard to break it up and get the junk out. Weeds are growing prolificly :lol:

Glad to hear you are having a relaxing weekend Michelle - just what you need and what holidays are supposed to be all about. Enjoy the 2 more days.

Sorry things didn't work out for you Ceejay - maybe that's just a sign you should stay home and relax too.

Mel - if your head says go rest - then do so. Sinus meds make you sleepy anyway. Rest is good for the soul - next week is a new hectic week so get your rest now. And have something yummy for lunch. Eat some fresh summer fruit :lol:

Cute picture Shad. Sorry you lost your post. That's so annoying. Did you get everything prepped for the floors to come in?

Thanks for the advice Shy. Perhaps if the fleas are so bad it might be better if Bella had a shorter coat? Kinda like cutting the grass longer when it's hot outside - do what works best even if it's not what you want???

Thunder is getting louder and I think this is going to be a boomer storm so I'm going to get off the computer. Enjoy your Saturday...

Shad
07-05-2008, 05:06 PM
Morning all,
Short run through again for me today. I've just got so much left to do, including harrassing the boss who seems to think I don't exist for much of the time. I think I am supposed to be going back to Jakarta in a week, but as yet there is no confirmation and no travel documentation.

Yesterday I scrubbed skirtings and swept and dusted and worked on doco and shifted furniture and washed and cleaned like a mad woman. Same thing today only it is painting, cleaning, shifting furniture and working on doco. It rained heavily yesterday, and hopefully it will clear today and stay clear for the rest of the week although the forecast is not great. Still they are wrong most of the time and are this time I hope.

Time for gym shortly, then painting, then back to work and when DS2 gets home from work, we will shift some more furniture into the back room. I will be glad when this floor is done.

Okay - lets get on with. I hope Ruth is having a great day at the wedding and is behaving herself!!

annie175
07-05-2008, 09:16 PM
Good Evening Lovely Ladies.....

Happy 5th of July and belated 4th!!

Ceejay...goodluck with all the doctors visits. Please let us know what they all say. My dad needs a hearing aid but refuses, so he misses most all conversations unless we yell. Kind of comical.

Happy...hope your back spasms have eased up.

MEL...Did you mention feather pillows, or am I imagining. They can be hazardous to you allergies. The weather has got to get better. I was talking to a woman in line at Walmart and she was just a b*thc*n about the rain and her tomato plants. Had to chuckle.

Ruth....I would love to come to Canada and visit with you. I have not been to Canada as yet in life.

Miclelle... you stilll amaze me with your exercising. I am so proud of you. and to think you went to the gym twice in one day. YOU ROCK SISTA...

I took Thursday off and did a big bunch of nothing. Got my hair colored and chatted with my good friend for half the day. Spent yesterday the 4th at my parent's house. My bro from Illinois and my other two bros from around here were all there. Pictures were taken of the 4 siblings. My 3 older bros and me. If I can get my mits on one, I will post it.

Today I have done a big bunch of nothing. Ate too much watermelon and puked some back up. I have ate so much crap today and not even poo-ed once today. I may be backed up and getting ready to blow. TMI Been boo hooing around as my DS was supposed to come home this weekend and did not. My DD went to Monticello, Indiana for a big BBQ, Boating weekend.

We will see what tomorrow brings. I do need to cut the grass. I just feel so lazy and am sure I am pre-menapausel (SP). I have not had aunt flo visit in the last 9 weeks. No, I am not preggo, it would have to be the immaculant conception, and besides the fact I am neutered. lol

Guess I best go let devil dog back in. She is sitting at the back door looking in at me.

Hello to everyone, Holly where the heck are you girl?

Love and Hugs

MELODY525
07-06-2008, 06:41 AM
CEEJAY~ FIREWORKS RIGHT OUTSIDE THE BACK DOOR? SWEET! A RELAXING WEEKEND IS JUST AS GOOD :beach:

MICHELLE~ SO GLAD THE WEEKEND IS GOING SO WELL! 2 FIREWORKS NO LESS!:cheer:

HAPPY~ HOPE THE NEW "DO" DIDN'T GET RAINED ON! OUR WEATHER HAS BEEN MUCH OF THE SAME BUT MORE DARK THAN WET:rofl: I USUALLY WATCH THE FOREWORKS ON TV ALSO. GOOD SHOWS.

SHAD~ HOPE YOU GET CAUGHT UP WITH ALL THIS DOCO STUFF. I'LL GET MY BAG READY FOR JAKARTA. I COULD USE A FEW DAYS AWAY FROM HOME :beach: I CAN SEE WHY YOU WILL BE GLAD WHEN THE FLOOR IS DONE!!:cb:

ANNIE~ DEVIL DOG :rofl: I LAUGH EVERY TIME YOU TYPE THAT. A WEEKEND OF NOTHING MIGHT BE JUST WHAT YOU NEED. I JUST TOOK SOME DULCOLAX...MAYBE WE WILL BOTH GO TODAY! :lol3:
:cheers: HERE'S TO MENOPAUSE!:cheers:

:cofdate: SITTING HERE TRYING TO THINK OF WHAT TO SAY BUT NOTHING COMES TO MIND. :rofl:
HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY :moped:

Ruthxxx
07-06-2008, 07:10 AM
Good morning!

The fuss is winding down from the Friday fireworks and the wedding. The Friday night cruise on the Big Rideau was fun - lots of laughs and nobody fell/got pushed overboard as happened last year. :lol: The wedding was quiet but just right. My dogs did go and were angelic - Niece Anne was quite touched as she's a dog nut like me. I gave her a copy of the family tree with our dogs included - she loved it but the groom thought we were nuts! He may as well get used to it.

Today will be a hiatus before next week's business. The schedule for today is Church and coffee 8:30 to 10:00, 11:00 to 2:00 obedience training in Kingston and 2:00 to 9:00 relaxation, reading and BBQ supper BY MYSELF! (Of course, anyone who wants to drive up here is welcome to come. I'll even clear the winter stuff off the guestroom bed.)

Hope your Sunday is glorious.

happy2bme
07-06-2008, 10:52 AM
Good morning all,

Got my hair done yesterday. Sometimes I like to mix things up a bit. Since I don't have alot of hair to work with, most I can do is color. Was flirting with the idea of red again - especially since I won't be in a pool to fade the color out :( but instead we just decided to put a lot of low lights in. Now my hair is pretty dark with chunks of blonde. I'm liking it. Told her I had a wig just like this in the 70's when we were wearing "frosted pixie cut" wigs :rofl: Today we shoot to the other end of the body and get a pedicure - tomorrow I go to the podiatrist to see about this foot problem and don't want him screaming at my ugly feets :D Other than that it's some house cleaning here, maybe some gardening, definitely some laundry. Doesn't seem like a long weekend and there certainly hasn't been much of anything that's exciting about it. :lol: I've been having some problems with vertigo lately. Usually it's when I get in bed at night an lay down, for about 15 seconds I have this dizzy feeling. Yesterday evening it was prominent all night long and kept up for a long time. The room was actually spinning like I was boozed up. And then it started making me nauseated. I'm thinking - hey - I gave up drinking because I hated feeling this way. :hat: I looked vertigo up online - the most common reason is an inner ear infection. Either that or a brain tumor :yikes: Geez I tell you, everything seems to be falling apart lately. :lol: And I have been getting alot of headaches lately too.

Picked up my glasses yesterday. I'm not that impressed. Duh me, I keep thinking, you get new glasses you should see more clearly. You think? :dunno: I got regular glasses and sun glasses. The sun glasses were very fuzzy, I couldn't read a big price sign. Told the guy since I'd mostly be using these for driving it was kinda important to be able to READ SIGNS. He fiddled and fiddled. Said it was a big mystery because the prescription was right and my regular glasses were ok. Finally I started tipping the glasses (I have progressive bifocals.). If I looked at the very top of the glasses, I could read the sign. Told him that, he adjusted the nose piece - they weren't sitting correctly on my face. Viola - I can see - sort of. As best as it will get I suppose. And I don't really care for the regular glasses. I had picked out different frames that both DH and I thought looked nice and when I went to order the glasses I let the optician talk me into another type of frame. I have a squarish face and these are rectangular frames which are the style right now. I don't think square frames on a square face are all that flattering. In fact I sort of feel like Spongebob Squarepants :rofl: I guess I just want to look cute like the ads you see on tv for the glasses where the models just look so nice. Or the hair ads where the cut is just so good looking and then you get it and it's like oh :kickcan: - you know what I mean? :lol3:

Ruthie - glad the wedding turned out nicely. If it was Saturday I might have taken the drive up but I don't think I'll have enough time to get back in time for work tomorrow. Hey - is gas as horrid up by you as it is here?

Hey Mel - maybe we should make some FiberOne cocktails. They have the new stuff that melts clear into the water - we can make some fiber martinis :hat: If we have too many, we can just chalk it up to life being "a gas" :lol3: DH and I watched The Bucket List with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson this weekend. Good movie. Had it's funny moments, was a bit sad but a good movie. Are you getting some rest in this weekend?

Annie - one of the premenopausal symptoms was getting pretty erratic with the scheduling of the period. I didn't have too many symptoms other than that and the occasional hot flash - wait until you experience your first one of those. :eek: We finally got some good watermelon in too. Had a big bowl myself so I can understand how it's easy to overindulge. But at least it wasn't ice cream. :lol:

Shad - sounds like alot of your job is being hired by people who are told to go get a body to do this training thing, so they do and then they leave you hanging in the wind to go figure out how to make miracles. Not sure I could do what you do so I'm glad to have you there so I don't have to :rofl: You are definitely getting your groove on around the house. Come do mine now, will you?

Ceejay - having another day to relax is not such a bad thing. Especially with gas over $4 a gallon. We were at the mall yesterday - either lots of people went out of town (doubt it) or people are just not travelling as much (I think that's it).

Hope the weather held up for you Michelle and you got some fishing in. My mom would like you to push some rain down her way please. Said you guys are getting too much and they aren't getting enough. So do what you can, please? :lol:

Shy must be off camping. Either that or she doesn't like us any more. :lol:

Ok, time to go get dizzy, um I mean busy. Enjoy your Sunday chicks...

Shad
07-06-2008, 03:49 PM
Morning all,
Monday rolls round again. I'm up and at em early again. Made a fair amount of progress yesterday, but can't let up on it now otherwise it will all creep up and bite me again.
The painting is done, the sawing and hammering is done. Geez it felt good to do something practical again after all that cerebal finance and HR.
Todays jobs are normal work (after all it is Monday) gym around 8.30, more furniture shifting and more cleaning and then we will be about ready for the man and the floor.
I had a bit of a moan to the bossman via e-mail about the lack of communication around here. I don't think it is unreasonable to require 1 weeks notice of travel. Besides which, if you book early you get it cheaper - d'oh! I'm well aware that travel is part of this job, but that doesn't mean last minute rush for the booking agent or me surely. That way you get to forget to take things = like passports and visas.

Happy - sorry to hear about the specs saga. What a pain. It's really important that you can see as well as possible when you have to work and shop and drive. And it isn't any good saying that the prescription is correct. If you can't see, it isn't. Could it be the progressive glasses that is causing the vertigo. I worked with a woman once who got terrible dizzy spells with the progressives until she got used to them. Bifocals are one of the reasons I wear monocular contact lenses, I just couldn't get used to bifocal.
Spongebob Squarepants!!!!! :rofl: That'll learn ya for letting someone talk you into something you don't really want. Hair sounds good by the way. I should have organised a hair cut for myself, but I want to think about this colour some more. I'm not that happy with the cost of keeping the regrowth coloured. It seems that the foils only had to be done every second cut but this colour needs doing every cut and that isn't cheap.

Ruth - Wedding sounds suitably laid back and fun. Did you give the family tree a spray for Fruitfly before you gave it to them. Aussies don't seem to have the same sense of humour as Kiwis and Canadians. I should add the dogs and cats to my family tree - such as it is - somewhat lopsided at the moment. My mothers family go back to around 1650, on the paternal side, I can't go back past the paternal grandfather, sealed records - he was either very high up the social scale or a mass murderer or something equally rotten. Anyway, it is an interesting hobby which needs more of my time to do a little counter thumping, which right now I don't have. By the way, which variety of baby did they have? Apart from a little CanAus I mean.

Mel - Hiya. Know what you mean about not having anything to report right now. There are days here that are like that. I just burble on anyway.

Annie - Sometimes one needs to take a day off and just look around and smell the roses. Love to see the photo when you can get one.

And with that I am gone :genie: to the land of bank deposits and pay time management. Wish me luck as I disappear down the black hole. There is a hint of daylight outside. Monday dawn has broken.

annie175
07-06-2008, 05:00 PM
Happy Sunday....

Well I got up with a new attitude. Cleaned my house and cut the grass all before noon. Then weeded the garden, rock bed, and flower bed. Did two loads of laundry, then did my sheets. Fixed the mailbox, broomed the front porch and back patio. Then I, too, had a BBQ by MYSELF as Ruthie did. Made Steakburgers with swiss, corn on the cobb and a small baked potato. Couldn't finish the corn was too full.

Yes My Dear MEL....I had the major blow out this morning, almost crapped my panties. Sheesh. Have been another 4 times and am now down to just blowing air. (Toots) hahaha

Shad...you are one busy puppy. Moving furniture, painting, cleaning, sawing, hammering, and your job on top of that. I am impressed with you my girl.

Happy...a new do and a peddie, you should feel like a new woman. I need to get my nails done tomorrow night. They look sick with all the yard work.

Going back to St. Louis next weekend for my Goddaughter's baby shower. You know the girl baby that is due in August to be named Olivia ANNE. Oh yeah, I have mentioned that a few thousand times....I wish we lived closer.

Gonna go sit in my chair and relax a bit. My brother gave me two perfectly good lounge chairs for the back patio. They are the most comfortable chairs ever. He said he has had them for a year and only used them once, did I want them. HECK YEAH!! They go with the patio table and chairs he gave me for a house warming gift. I think I am his favorite sister, oh wait, he only has one sister.

Hello to everyone...

Love and Hugs

annie175
07-06-2008, 05:01 PM
The other sign of menopause I have is an occasional night sweat. Dang it anyway. Hot flashes, I am told resemble my anxiety attacks, so that part will be no different. May have had some already and don't know it.

ceejay52
07-06-2008, 07:28 PM
Afternoon
I was sitting here yesterday feeling sorry for myself and around 12.15 p.m. the phone rang. My cousin was asking where I was. I was disapponted but things worked out for the best. I drove to Paragould yesterday afternoon and my cousin's and aunt came to church this morning and after church we went out to lunch. Had a nice conversation. I think I'm getting old!!! I sure get confused alot.

My uncle has a big puncture wound on the lower part of his leg. He turned the lawn tractor over. I know that had to hurt. The wound looked good. He likes for me to pet him, but I think he was beginning to have some pain from it this afternoon. The scab was pulling. It's going to take awhile for it to heal. It was deep.

My neighbors are back from vacation. The man of the house wanted to know if he could spray my yard for chiggars, ticks etc. I didn't care. Their children play over here.

Annie
It's nice to have brothers with things they do not want. You got a bargain.
You were a busy woman today.

Happy
I'd love to get a pedicure but no thanks to the podiatrist. Once I take myself again to my poditrist office I'd better be ready for the other foot surgery. I'm not ready to go through that again right now. I sure hope it's not planter facisitis (ms) with heel spurs. I know how painful that is.
My blonde highlights are already turning a light red. I've been outside to much.

Ruth
It sounds like your week end was very relaxing.

MELODY525
07-07-2008, 08:20 AM
RUTH,,,,GLAD THE COMPANY HAS GONE AND IT WENT WELL. HOPE THE "ALONE" DINNER WAS NICE! GOOD LUCK WITH DISNEY.

HAPPY....YOU REMIND ME OF MY DAUGHTER. I THINK SHE EXPECTS TO SEE THE ADS AND WHEN SHE DOESN'T :cry: SHE ALSO GETS TALKED OUT OF STUFF BY SALES PEOPLE BUT IS DOING MUCH BETTER AT SAYING NO!!! THE VERTIGO IS MORE THAN LIKELY TOO MUCH FLUID IN THE INNER EAR. I USE MUCINEX ALL THE TIME TO KEEP THE FLUID FLOWING. THIS WAY THE EARS USUALLY AREN'T AFFECTED. NO TUMORS PLEASE!! :yikes:
LOT OF PEOPLE GAVE THE SAME REVIEW OF THAT MOVIE. THEY PROBABLY COULD HAVE MADE A TAMER VERSION OF THE MOVIE RIGHT HERE :rofl: SPONGEBOB!!! :rofl:

SHAD....BUSY LITTLE BEE AREN'T YOU?! WITH YOU MULTI-TASKING AND GOING TO THE GYM, I FEEL POSITIVELY DECADENT!! MOVIES. NO ALARMS TO SPEAK OF AND ICE CREAM! REMIND ME NOT TO BIOTCH CAUSE THE SCALE WENT UP! :lol3: :Lol3: HOPE YOU FINALLY MADE A DENT IN THE BOSSMAN'S THINKING! ONE WEEK'S NOTICE SHOULD BE MANDATORY!! SEND SOME OF YOUR MONDAY DAWN OVER HERE. THE SUN SEEMS TO HAVE VANISHED SINCE YESTERDAY AGAIN. :rain: WE ARE BEGINNING TO GET POSITIVELY SOGGY IN THIS OLD NJ TOWN. AND DON'T GO GETTING LOST IN THE BLACK HOLE. WE JUST MIGHT MISS YOU :cry:

ANNIE...I DIDN'T KNOW WHETHER TO LAUGH OR CRY WITH YOUR POST SO I ALMOST DID BOTH! :rofl: :cry: I HAD A MEDICINALLY INDUCED EXPLOSION OF MY OWN :lol3: AND THE NIGHT SWEATS....JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I HAD ANXIETY UNDER CONTROL, MENOPAUSE CAME ALONG! :rofl: :cry: OMG DOES TORTURE FOR WOMEN NEVER CEASE??? BUT I AM HERE TODAY TO SAY THAT I MADE IT AND WITHOUT ANY MEDS...WITH MY DISORDER I CANNOT TAKE HORMONES. :faint: NOT USRE IF MY MIND MADE IT THRU 100% BUT IT NEVER WAS 100% TO BEGIN WITH!! GOTTA LOVE YOUR BROTHER. ENJOY THE CHAIRS, BBQ'S AND RELAXATION!

CEEJAY...GLAD YOU GOT TO SPEND TIME WITH THE RELATIVES IN THE END. SOMETIMES THEY EXPECT US TO BE MIND READERS OR MAKE THE FIRST MOVE! :rofl: HOPE THE UNCLE WILL FEEL BETTER SOON WITH THAT LEG WOUND. YIKES!!

:cofdate: GOOD MONDAY MORNING. I CANCELLED OUT OF THE SHOPPING. THUNDER IS ALREADY ROLLING HERE. RAIN IS SURE TO FOLLOW. TO GO FROM STORE TO STORE YOU HAVE TO GO OUTSIDE. I DON'T WANT TO BE SITTING IN WALMARTS FOR 4 HOURS. EJN AND RICHIE ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME WITH THE KIDS EVEN WITH THE RAIN. RICHIE WAS TRYING TO FISH AND KEPT LOSING HIS WORMS. GUESS THE FISH WERE HUNGRIER THAN HE THOUGHT :rofl: I TOLD HIM CITY BOYS DON'T KNOW A DANG THING ABOUT CATCHING FISH. IT WAS GOOD TO HEAR EVERYONE LAUGHING UP THERE. BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I HEARD RICHIE THIS HAPPY.
HAVE I SAID I OFFERED TO TAPE MOVES OFF CABLE FOR THE SENIORS? ONE MAN PICKED OUT 3 AND ASKE IF IT WAS OK. THE WOMAN PICKED OUT A TOTAL OF 30 NOW!
THEY'VE BEEN SHOWING ONE A NIGHT LATELY. EXCEPT FOR WEEKLY BINGO NIGHT AND THE MONTHLY MEETING NIGHT. I THINK VCR TAPING IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE MY NEW HOBBY. IT'S ALMOST A FULL-TIME JOB!
I THOUGHT THE MAN SAID 17 MOVIES...BUT HE MEANT 17 DAYS OF TAPING.
HAPPY MONDAY :moped:

annie175
07-07-2008, 08:33 AM
Good Monday Morning.....Rain in the pix for Indy today. I am SICK of rain, but I guess the bright side is, it is not snow....

Ceejay...OMG your poor Uncle. Thank God it was only a puncture wound and not anything worse.

MEL...hmm, minor explosions across the world...lol.

Not much going on here. Work as usual. Mondays are torture.

Have a great day all.

Love and Hugs

happy2bme
07-07-2008, 09:19 AM
Good morning soggy northern chicks,

Our rain is supposed to come in by mid week. We've been dry for almost a month so we really need it. (Stop hogging all the water you guys up there :lol: ) I think I will hasten it's entrance by washing my car.

Well, well Miss Mel - seems like you are always finding yourself something to do. Good luck with the movies. You'll tape a bunch and then they will be fighting over who gets to see what :boxing: and then you will have to go holler at them and referree :rofl: Glad to hear Richie is smiling and things are going well for the family. Hope it stays that way. Will someone pick up groceries for you if you bow out of the shopping this week?

Annie - Mondays are even MORE torture when you had a short week last week :D I think it's most noticible when we are far away from folks when they are very old and you know their time is limited and when they are very young and who doesn't love a cute little baby? For all the ages in between we can sort of deal with the distance. But there are some moments...

Ceejay - hope the uncle will be alright. That wound sounds rather nasty. So are you saying that you got an invite to Paragould and just forgot about it? Welcome to the forgetful club - we'd have a meeting but we all keep forgetting about it :lol3:

Shad - I can totally understand how it would give a greater sense of accomplishment to get something done around the house than it would be fighting the devils at the work place :devil: Enough banging, sawing and hammering and you can work out your aggressions. Is your hair lighter now that you need to keep fussing with it more often? I remember it more brunette with a few highlights. Have you gone Marilyn Monroe on us and your just not telling? :lol: Good luck with the pay time management - remember to pay yourself for teaching them time management. And do you have to foot the bill for the travel or do you just charge it back to them as part of the fees?

I hear Michelle banging around here. Hope the fish were biting.

I need to get a move on here. Am trying to get in the habit of eating breakfast but I am at a loss for options here. I liked the FiberOne bars in the morning but the explosive gas pains in the afternoon have me reconsidering that choice. Made a delicious smoothie yesterday with apple turnover flavored yogurt, chopped apples, apple juice, cinnamon and some walnuts. Very yummy. :T

Hellos to the rest of the chicks, will talk more later. Now everyone get to work. :lol:

MELODY525
07-07-2008, 10:41 AM
The Perfect Poolside Beverage

When it's blazing hot (hello, summer!), we're always on the lookout for ways to cool off without packing on the pounds. Which is why we heart Agua Fresca. Translation? Fresh Water. Made with fruit, it's light, it's sweet, and—at 45 calories—it's a darn-near-perfect poolside beverage.
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Ingredients:


2 cups cold water
2 cups watermelon, rind removed, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons Splenda
Juice of 1/2 lime, no more than 1 tablespoon

Directions:

Cut the watermelon into roughly 1-inch cubes. In a blender or food processor, combine water, watermelon, sugar and lime juice until smooth.

Pour mixture through a strainer into a pitcher, forcing through most of the pulp. Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.

Recipe makes 2 servings. Per serving: 0 grams of fat, 45 calories.

MY HISPANIC FRIENDS KEEP TELLING ME HOW GREAT THIS IS...WITHOUT THE SPLENDA OF COURSE. ONE DAY I MAY JUST TRY A GLASS. BE A GOOD WAY TO GET MORE FRUIT IN.

:rain: I WILL TRY AND SEND SOME RAIN DOWN YOUR WAY MISS HAPPY! I AM SURE ANNIE AND I HAVE HAD ENOUGH WETNESS TO LAST US ALL SUMMER LONG!!
THE BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE SOUNDED GOOD. I MIGHT TRY SOMETHING LIKE THAT FOR THE AFTERNOON. TOO MUCH SUGAR IN THE MORNING MAKES ME SLEEPY AND WANTING SNACKS! LOL I STILL EAT EITHER OATMEAL/FRUIT OR RAISIN BRAN. HAPPY BREAKFASTING!! LET ME KNOW IF YOU COME UP WITH SOMETHING SPECIAL!
I JUST HEARD AN EXPLOSION...WONDER IF IT WAS ANNIE.......:moped:

MELODY525
07-07-2008, 10:48 AM
AOL AND LESLIE SANSONE SAY WE CAN ALL HAVE A BEACH READY BODY NIN 6 WEEKS IF WE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
http://slideshow.ivillage.com/diet/slideshow/diet_fitness/walk_on_rock_on_get_a_beachready_body/post/index.html?nlcid=cv|07-07-2008|

AND EVEN HER FREE WALKING PROGRAM DOWNLOAD. GEE DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS???? :rofl: :rofl:
AND HERE I WASTED 5 YEARS WHEN I COULD HAVE DONE IT IN ONLY 6 WEEKS! :tantrum:

diyana
07-07-2008, 11:01 AM
Back to work Monday -- :(

I was really, really enjoying having 4 days off in a row. Ahhhh, such a relaxing and fun time. Now it's a thunderstormy, wet, dreary day here. At least the Mother Nature cooperated and gave us beautiful weather all weekend. Oh, before I forget...we did get some fishing in...We went Northern Pike fishing and DMIL caught the first pike (about 18" to 20"), DH caught 4 pike (ranging from about 14" to two that were 26") and I caught 2 pike - one that was about 18" and one that was HUGE - at least by my standards - 26" and about 5 or 6 lbs - I couldn't even get both hands around it's middle! I'll post photos when I get a chance.

CeeJay - So nice that you got to Paragould to visit with your cousin and aunt. I hope your uncle's wound heals quickly.

Happy - With all our rain, the weeds are definitely prolific here too. I did quite a bit of weeding over the weekend as well. Sounds like you had a wonderful pampering from head to toe. Your hair sounds lovely, and I'll bet you don't look like Spongebob at all. Email me a photo, k? I miss seeing your smiling face. I hope your visit with the podiatrist goes well. I hope your dizziness goes away. DMIL was having vertigo really bad...the dog said she had an ear infection and gave her Mucinex, which helped her a lot (as long as she drank a lot of water with it). I'm still getting used to my progressive bifocals and I've had them for over a year! :lol: We went to the mall yesterday so DH could get his haircut. It was pretty empty. The last time I was in a mall was Christmas. Money is so tight now that gas and groceries have gone up so much, I just don't go shopping....except to Kohls where I have a discount. The smoothie breakfast sounds yummy. I usually have FF cottage cheese with fresh fruit for breakfast. And for 2nd breakfast, I have a PB&J sandwich. Still trying to combine my carbs with protein, and of course, fiber.

Shad - You are always working on home improvements....can you please do my house after you finish yours and Happy's? You get more done in a day than I often do in several weeks. You amaze me!

Annie - Yes, I went to the gym twice on Thursday....but I didn't go the rest of the weekend. However, I did get plenty of walking and gardening done instead. Sheesh, you got so much accomplished yesterday! YGG! How 'bout taking the drive north to spread your new attitude through my house and garden! :rofl: I don't mind rain so much during the week, and it is DEFINITELY better than snow!

Mel - So nice of you to tape movies off of cable for the seniors! Sounds like you did have a relaxing and decadent weekend! Good for you!

Ruth - I'm glad the wedding went well and that your niece enjoyed your family tree.

I'm planning on going to the gym tonight since I haven't been for 3 days. And walking at lunch is probably out due to the rain today.

Anyway, I'd better get to work...Mondays ARE torture at work, and I should've worked over the weekend on some BIG projects coming due tomorrow...but I didn't....so now I've got to get a move on!

diyana
07-07-2008, 03:43 PM
we're about to move off of the first page and we can't have that. :lol3:

Hope everyone is having a good day!

happy2bme
07-08-2008, 12:55 AM
Quick pop in here as I have an early morning meeting and probably won't be able to post.

I went to the podiatrist today. My toe joint is very inflamed and I have humongous heel spurs. He gave me a cortesone shot in the foot - made me immediately forget about the pain as my head nearly hit the ceiling :yikes: Toes are rather numb now but they don't hurt as much as they did earlier. I think my body is reacting crazy because now my arm hurts :dizzy: Foot is sore but I'm sure it will ease up in a day or two.

This getting old is a :censored:

Off to bed now. Sweet dreams to most - stop and take a break now Shaddie. :D

Shy Moment
07-08-2008, 03:03 AM
happy
Sorry your foot is hurting. Getting old isn't the problem lol, not taking care of the body is the problem. Good thing we have all decided to treat our body's better and take care of them.

di
Glad you had a nice time

Melody
Sounds fun. Going to start that routine tomorrow. Will see how it goes. There is no way I am going to do 250 of the 100's at one time lol.

Hi
Annie, cee, shad, Ruth and everyone else.

Sorry have been so busy but everything is done except getting the kids to straighten their rooms and me do laundry. Sure going to burn some calories to have everything finished up before company gets here tomorrow late afternoon/early evening.

Shad
07-08-2008, 06:36 AM
Guess I have been too busy to get in here today. But it has been productive. Got up early and started work (4.30am) and got in a hour or so when the gremlims got into the computer. Something to do with the company network cos mine was performing just fine. It was real spooky. I thought there was someone in there working on the same document. Whole paragraphs disappeared around me. Words appeared where I hadn't put them. So I shut down before it gobbled my entire paper. Got off the network and worked on for another couple of hours quite happily. Weird huh. Then went to gym for the pump class at 9.15. This will be my last trip to the old gym. Don't know where I'll go from here, but I have time to sort it out. I'll be in JK for two weeks and home for a week for the next two and a half months, so by the end of that I should have an idea what I want to do. Anyway, did a basic shop after that and got home to do another 1/2 hour work when the man arrived to prep the floor in the foyer for tomorrows floor installation. Man the chemical he used drove all the gremlins from the brain. I don't know how he works with it frequently and not wear a mask. Silly man.
Then I had some lunch and went back to work. As I said the gremlins ate anything I opened in the morning but all was well this afternoon. Did a conference call and then wrote until 6.30pm when it was dinner time. Now I am back to finish a few more things and have a clear field tomorrow. There is a light down the end of the tunnel but it is still a distance off. I'm just finishing off a glass of a rather nice Spanish red. Bedtime is a way off yet though. Still have to format the payroll stuff. A (lovely lady that she is) wrote it for me yesterday. Bless her cotton socks.

That's about it from me. Sorry no personals. Just no time. See ya

MELODY525
07-08-2008, 07:50 AM
MICHELLE...ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS WHERE WERE YOU THAT SUMMER WHEN JAWS NEEDED CATCHING???:yikes:
WOW THOSE WERE SOME SIZE FISHES!! :cheer3:

HAPPY....JEN AND I CALL THEM SYMPATHY PAINS. SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE ALL CONNECTED :rofl: YES...GETTING OLD CAN BE A BIOTCH! :rollpin: HOPE THE PAINS GO AWAY! GOOD LUCK WITH THE FOOT!! WHEN I GOT THE SHOTS IN THE HIPS, I SAID THE SAME THING AS YOU...WELL DOC TANKS SO MUCH CAUSE NOW I CAN ONLY FEEL THE NEEDLE AND NOTHING ELSE HURTS ANYWHERE ON MY BODY!! :cry:

SHAD....GREMLINS? :yikes: :faint: THAT'S HOW I FELT WHEN THE PC CRASHED! NOT NICE AT ALL. HAVE THEY LEFT YOU IN PEACE NOW? SEND THEM FAR AWAY!!!BUT NOT IN THE EASTERLY DIRECTION!!! I HAVE GOOD NEWS TO REPORT....

LAST WEEK I WEIGHED IN AT 188 THEN ON SATURDAY IT WAS 189 :yikes: TODAY I WEIGHED IN AT 186.5 :cheer: I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT FOR AWHILE LAST WEEK I WAS GETTING CONCERNED AND ALMOST MADE A DRS APPT! AND I HATE GOING OUT THERE!!! :rofl:
I AM OFF TO THE SUPERMARKET. THE GRANDSON KEEPS SLEEPING WITH HIS HEAD TUCKED INSIDE THE FEATHERS. HE SHOWS NO SIGN OF WANTING TO WAKE UP. THIS DARKER WEATHER IS MAKING EVERYONE SLEEPY. THE BUILDING HAS BEEN SOOOO QUIET IT'S SCARY! :lol3: :lol3:
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY CHICKLETTES :moped:

diyana
07-08-2008, 08:11 AM
Good morning ladies -

I went to the gym last night and did a bit of treadmill followed by a fast paced circuit training class that combined resistance training with cardio stations. It was a tough 1/2 hour workout, but I felt great afterward. I was so energized that after I got home, I folded the upteen loads of laundry that had covered the couch, and did 2 other loads besides. That's what I get for a weekend of nearly all play and no "chores". I think I'll have to go grocery shopping tonight after the gym as we're running out of the basics.

I woke up this morning to a :goodscale: I've lost 2 more lbs!! :woohoo:

Mel - So Leslie has a way to lose all of this in 6 weeks? Cool! Thanks for sharing her secrets. I'd be thrilled if I lost it all by Christmas, but 6 weeks would be even better. You're so funny...the fish we caught weren't great white sharks...but they did have big jaws and teeth! :rofl: Congrats on the great weight loss! YGG!

Happy - Inflamed toe joint and humongous heel spurs! :yikes: I hope the cortisone helps your foot and eases the pain, and I hope that your arm pain goes away too. I get cortisone shots in my back occasionally and they help a lot. And as my dad always said....getting old is better than the alternative. :lol:

Rennie - I hope you are able to relax a bit and enjoy your company!

Shad - Starting work at 4:30 a.m.! :yawn: And working until bedtime? How do you do it? Those computer gremlins sound awful. I've never heard of such weird system issues. 2 weeks in Jakarta and a week home for 2-1/2 months...too bad Jakarta isn't a nicer place. Hopefully you'll be able to work out at the hotel gym (when it's not overrun by businessmen).

Well, I'd better get cracking on my work projects. Here's to a great day for all of us!

annie175
07-08-2008, 09:15 AM
Happy Tuesday and trash night.

DS is coming home tonight and staying til Friday. I will drop him off on the way to St. Louis for the baby shower. You should see the tiny 0-3mos bathing suit I got for the baby. OMG it is so adorable. Pink with butterfly applicates. Also a pink and brown beach towel. A floatie for newborns, and two sleepers. Oh so adorable.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban had their baby. A 6lb7 0z girl named her Sunday Rose Kidman Urban. Bet she is cute. I love Keith Urban, Nicole who??? lol

Michelle...CONGRATS ON THE 2LBS DOWN!. You are awesome.

Rennie...Have lots of fun with your company.

MEL...the watermelon agua fresca sounds delightful. I am SO into watermelon these days. I bought a whole watermelon on Thursday evening and had ate the entire thing by myself by Sunday. OINK OINK, POO POO POO...

Happy...aahhhh you poor thing, hope all is better soon. Feet hurting is not good, that is our getty ups.

Shad...where do you find the energy? Between work and exercise, you do circles around me.

Sunny this morning, T-storms this afternoon. Bleck.

Have a marvelous day.

Love and Hugs

diyana
07-08-2008, 09:29 AM
Annie - Glad that your DS is coming home for a couple days! How nice for you! Your baby shower gifts sound SO cute! As for your weather....at least you're having sun this morning. We've just got clouds with a chance of T-storms all day. We had BIG boomers last night. I had to hold my little baby girl puppy (okay...she's a bit over a year old, but she's still my baby girl) because she was frightened a bit by the thunder. She is getting a lot better about dealing with the thunder though.

ceejay52
07-08-2008, 03:43 PM
Happy
I remember those cortizone shots. OUCH

Just popping in to say hello No news is good news.

Shad
07-08-2008, 04:14 PM
Morning all,
Another quickie for me I'm afraid. The floor man is due in 2 hours or so and I have to shift this furniture, get breakfast and lunch made and done, clean the floors and do some work if I can figure out where I am going to keep my laptop. I hope this man a) does a great job, b) does it quickly and c) doesn't want to talk about it ad nauseum.
I'm going to be down the other end of the house, although if it is fine as it promised to be last night then I might just work outside. I'm hoping to put most of the furniture out there since it will only be one door I have to get it through and that is the widest one in the house. There is a glimmer of light out there so the sort of day it will be, will soon be visible. And with that, I'd better go check out some breakfast and get one with things.

I'll be back.

Shy Moment
07-08-2008, 10:51 PM
Sorry, not much time for personals. Well the house is done, the yard is done. Everyone is hear. Oh joy for me ( do I sound NOT happy about all the company lol ). Tomorrow is back to my normal schedule and I can't wait. I love schedules and routines and to do lists that only have normal things on them lol.

MELODY525
07-09-2008, 07:16 AM
MICHELLE...TETH?? THANK GOD I AM IN THE WHEELCHAIR AND WILL NEVER GO SWIMMING ANYMORE! :yikes: I CAN SEE NOW IT'S NOT SAFE TO BE IN THE WATER ANYWHERE :swim:http://www.yahoofreak.com/3D%20Smileys/3D%20Animal%20Smileys/baby%20alligator.gif
:cheer3: WAY TO GO ON THE 2LBS....AT LEAST YOURS STAY OFF!! :rofl:

ANNIE.....I TRIED STUFFING MYSELF WITH FRESH FRUITS OF THE MELON VARIETY AND ALL I GOT WAS A BELLY ACHE :lol3: CONGRATULATIONS NICOLE & KEITH :bb:
I LOVE BABY SHOPPING. SOUNDED LIKE ADORABLE OUTFITS. HAVE A GREAT TIME AT THE SHOWER AND WITH DS.

CEEJAY....:running: ARE YOU OFF EXERCISING SOMEWHERE AND DOING ALL GOOD THINGS? :wave: SAYING HELLO BACK TO YA!

SHAD....IS ALL THE FLOORING DOWN? DID YOU HAVE TO SLEEP UNDER THE STARS AS WELL? HOPE THE JOB WENT WELL AND HE WASN'T A CHATTERBOX CHATTY CHARLIE.

RENNIE....TOTE THAT BARGE! LIFT THAT BALE! GET BACK TO WORK YOU WENCH! :rollpin:

:cofdate: WHAT A SCORCHER YESTERDAY. IT WAS GORGEOUS EARLY IN THE AM AND I ATE MY BREAKFAST OUTSIDE. WHEN WE GOT OUT OF THE SUPERMARKET ABOUT 3 HOURS LATER WE ENTERED INTO THE TWILIGHT ZONE SAUNA BATH! HOW IT CAME UPON OUR AREA SO QUICKLY REMAINS A MYSTERY TO ME! OH CRAP....
MY COMPUTER IS INSISTING IT NEEDS TO UPDATE NOW WITH SOME SECURITY STUFF FROM MCAFEE. .
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY :moped:

happy2bme
07-09-2008, 08:56 AM
Good morning chicks,

Mel - I think we've all felt a cool front coming in but now that I think about it, you never experience a warm front quite the way you described it. It's getting steamy here too. Hard to dry off after the morning shower. Summer is here. I didn't realize you had patio dining. Maybe I'll join you one day if you don't get up TOO early :cofdate: I think it's so cute when the birds sleep like that. Guess we'd look pretty dumb if we went to sleep sniffing our "pits" :lol:

Shy, there's something comforting about routines - you sound glad to get back to yours. Is the company all gone?

Geez Louise - is it me or does it sound like Shad is posting in the dark of the night. Dawn's first light? Hope you get everything shifted and Mr. Floor Guy attends to his business and leaves you to yours.

Hello Ceejay :wave:

Annie - I've always loved shopping for baby items. They make the cutest things - hard to pick out just a few items. And it's such a shame that one gets flooded with stuff the first year when they can only wear an outfit once or twice before they grow out of it. I'm enjoying the watermelon too. It's about time they started tasting good.

Michelle - I didn't know that you had gotten a new puppy! Is it the same breed as your other two? You seem to prove out the theory that exercising gives you energy. Sometimes it's just good to set your mind down and tackle some of the things around the house. I did a good 20 minutes of Flylady this morning and it makes a difference.

The cortisone shot and the Celebrex seem to be helping some. Still have pain but not as intense. Today my neck hurts. :rolleyes: Yesterday I was sitting next to one of my coworkers in a meeting - he caught a summer cold and was looking pretty wretched. I thought - hey no problem but today my throat is scratchy and my nose is a bit sniffly. He's going to get the :rollpin: from me if he's contagious and gets us all sick because you just can't seem to get rid of a summer cold :mad: Don't worry, I'll keep the germs away from you chicks :lol:

Time to get to work. Have a good day everyone.

upswife
07-09-2008, 09:45 AM
Morning ladies!! sorry it has taken me so long to post...camping was great, then had a busy weekend when we got back. I have been fighting off a headache for a few days. Hoping to get out of the house for a little while today.

Will catch up on the reading...hope everyone is well

annie175
07-09-2008, 10:09 AM
Good Morning and it is Hump Day again....where does time go, and faster and faster the older I get. Dang.

Stormy last night, now it is awful outside. Humidity is so high, you need scissors to cut through it. No walking today as witches melt when they get wet (Wizard of Oz as proof), therefore I do not want to sweat and be stinky as I melt in the office.

Howdy to all.

Have a great day.

Love and Hugs

diyana
07-09-2008, 11:58 AM
Morning ladies --

Crazy busy day at work...so just time for a quick post. I went to the gym last night for 1/2 hour of cardio and 1/2 hour of resistance training. My back is a little sore, so if I get a walk in at lunch time, I may skip the gym tonight.

Shad - I hope your day goes/went well and that the floor was done expertly, quickly and quietly! :lol:

Rennie - I hope you are able to enjoy your normal schedule day!

Mel - Yes, Pike have teeth. They aren't aggressive/mean like muskies (muskellunge) which have been known to "nibble" on the fingers of people who drag their hands through the water while boating!

Happy - Yes, we have 3 miniature schnauzers now and have for about a year. We got a little female puppy after my little girl Pixie passed away. Speaking of Flylady, I need to do a good 20 to 30 minutes (or more) around the house. Actually, I think I need a bulldozer to get rid of the junk/clutter. But I'll get there. It's hard to stay inside and clean when it's nice weather out (and when you have company and want to do fun stuff with them). I'm glad your foot is feeling better and I hope you're not getting sick from your coworker.

Ellen - Glad you had fun camping! I hope the headache goes away.

Annie - TGI Wednesday! You must be having the humidity we had yesterday. I'm glad that it's over at least for a day or so.

Well, gotta get back to work.

Love and hugs,

MELODY525
07-09-2008, 12:25 PM
http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/pub/everyday_food/2007Q2/med102787_0407_bolognese_l.jpg
Eggplant Bolognese
Ingredients
Serves 8
8 tablespoons olive oil
1 large eggplant (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper (ribs and seeds removed), finely chopped
1 zucchini (about 8 ounces), quartered lengthwise, sliced inch thick crosswise
1 garlic clove, minced
coarse salt and ground pepper
1 pound ground beef chuck
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 pound rigatoni or other short tubular pasta
Parmesan cheese, shaved (optional)
Directions
In a Dutch oven or large (5-quart) saucepan with a lid, heat 6 tablespoons oil over medium-high. Add eggplant; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; set aside.
Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to pan; reduce heat to medium. Add onion, bell pepper, zucchini, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables have softened, 7 to 10 minutes.
Add beef; cook, stirring and breaking up meat with a spoon, until no longer pink, 5 minutes.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, add tomatoes, oregano, and eggplant to beef-vegetable mixture; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thick and eggplant is tender, about 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, cook pasta until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain; serve topped with sauce and, if desired, Parmesan.

Shy Moment
07-09-2008, 01:54 PM
di
I am having a great day :). Oh how I love routine and I have my life set to a routine lol.

Annie
Oh my gosh, you should hear my kids when it is real real hot and I am doing my workouts and sweating ( which I normally don't do because I don't tend to sweat ) They are screaming OH I AM MELTING I AM MELTING. I have told you all they think I am a witch ( Hmmmm did I spell that right lol )

happy
They just got here and will be here probably till the end of the month. I am a saint to let all these people come into my house lol.


Melody
I am still doing laundry. On the last load. Heck, I didn't even know the kids owned this many clothes lol.

diyana
07-09-2008, 03:13 PM
Rennie - You definitely ARE a saint to let all those people stay in your home. Not a witch (or the other) at all. :lol:

MELODY525
07-09-2008, 04:28 PM
RENNIE THE SAINT???NAAAAAH :devil: OK YOU HAD YOUR COMPUTER BREAK...TIME TO GET BACK TO WALL WASHING!!


:wave: TO ELLEN. WELCOME BACK.


ANNIE...I AM WONDERING IF BIOTCHES MELT TOO...I BETTER NOT TAKE A CHANCE AND GO OUTSIDE :rain:


MICHELLE....AS SOON AS I FINSISH WITH MY FLYLADY BULLDOZING, I'LL SEND THE BIG YELLOW MACHINE OVER TO YOU UPS!!!! I HAVE A CUTE DELIVERY MAN TOO! :belly:

HAPPY~GLAD THE FOOT FEELS BETTERER AND HOPE YOU ARE NOT GETTING SICK!!! I WISH I COULD TURN MY HEAD AROUND L.IKE THE BIRDS..THEN MAYBE NO ONE WOULD GET RUN OVER WHEN I AM IN REVERSE...BNUT I'LL PASS ON SNIFFING MY ARM PITS...JUST TRIED IT AND IT WAS NOT A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE AFTYER A LONG HOT DAY :faint: I'LL SAVE YOU A SEAT TOMORROW MORNING AND WE CAN BREAKFAST AL FRESCO :cofdate:

:wave: TO SHAD WHO IS SURE TO FOOLOW ANY MOMENT NOW...........:wave:

I AM POSTING NOW CAUSE TOMORROW LOOKS LIKE A FULL DAY AND I WOULD LIKE TO GET TO THE OTHER FOOD STORE AND LOOK FOR SUMMER SQUASHES. I MIGHT MAKE THAT CORNISH HEN RECIPE WITH THE EGGPLANT ETC. I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A COOK-FREE WEEKEND SO I CAN GO OUT. MAYBE EVEN EAT LUNCHES OUTSIDE. WE'LL SEE IF THE WEATHERMAN IS CORRECT. :beach:
MANANA LADIES AND GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE :sunny:

Shad
07-09-2008, 04:48 PM
Morning all,
I will drop by later this afternoon with all the news and weather from around the nation - perhaps by then I will have caught up on it.
No the man has not finished the floor. He is about halfways through. He is as fussy as all h*ll and exceedingly slow. The fussy I can live with. Not sure how much of the slow I can put up with today. He says he will be here by 7,30 this morning. It is now a quarter to seven.
I have a boob squish at 11.30 and will have to leave him here. It's okay, I told him I was taking the diamond encrusted baseball bats with me, but that a grenade was set to go off in the spare room if anyone enters it. He wants some seedling plants from my garden and he has chickens for the kids and is looking for a sheep! for them as well.
Right so with only half hour or so to go, I'd better get my act into gear too.

Here's a couple of pics of the floor as it is today.

ceejay52
07-09-2008, 10:31 PM
Rennie
I need some routine in my life. You've been mentioning walls and ceilings. I looked at my ceiling tonight. Both need a good cleaning.

Shad
Love the floors.

Mel
Nope I'm not exercising. The pulled muscle in my back is still not well enough.

Happy
We missed the rain. Did your city get any rain? It looked like it was going that way.

Hello's to dianna , michelle and ellen :wave:

Shad
07-10-2008, 12:10 AM
Boob squish done. Just the Pap smear and the hearing test to go now and my WOF year is done. Jeez that hurt this time. The radiographer asked if I had implants. What says I? no way. I'm trying to get rid of some of what I have got, not get more. She tells me I would be surprised at who has implants these days. Since little in this world is surprising any more, I'm not sure I really care! What ever floats your boat or rattles your cage.

The floor man is finished. I'll put up some more picks tomorrow. Right now, I think I will toddle off to the rug place and find a couple of nice mats to put on the floor. We have settled on a date of the 18th Aug (for the time being) to do the rest of the hall and my bedroom. The rest will wait until next year when I decide whether to extend those two small rooms.

Ceejay - sometimes it is good to get out of your comfort zone and do things you don't normally do, however as far as housework goes, yes a routine is a good thing.

Mel - do not say out aloud that you wish to go out on the weekend. Sure to bring rain on your head, but happy shopping and squashing. I've been squashed four times too many today - the word sends shivers up the spine.

Rennie - Visitors are a bit like fish - they go off after 3 days. Hope you enjoy them as much at the end of the month as at the beginning.

Michelle - well the floors are done and they look good. Now I have to sweat the furniture back inside. such fun. At least it gives me a work out I suppose.

Darn it - went advanced because it was okay yesterday. Today I don't get to see anyone elses post. So I will call it quits there and have a cuppa and a sit down and then go find some mats and put all the furniture back. The sun is lovely but that wind is coming straight from Antarctica. My tiny toes are frozen.

See ya

diyana
07-10-2008, 08:51 AM
morning ladies -

quick one for me as I have a busy work day ahead. I'm looking forward to going to the gym after work and doing cardio and weights.

Mel - I hope you're able to get to the other food store today. A cooking free weekend? I just love those!

Shad - The floor is gorgeous! And yes, sweating the furniture back into place can be considered an excellent workout. I'm sorry that your boob squish hurt...they're never comfortable, but I always ask the tech to go especially slowly when lowering the squisher. One time I had a tech who lost control of the lowerer, and the thing slammed closed on me. :yikes: :censored:

CeeJay - I hope your back feels better soon. Back pain is no fun.

Happy - I hope you have a good day ahead of you!

A big :wave: to Rennie, Ellen, Patty and everyone else!

Love and hugs,

happy2bme
07-10-2008, 08:59 AM
Howdy chicks,

Afraid I don't have much time here this morning. I went to bed earlier last night but with the rains advancing in, guess that made for the sleepies today. And I was doing some research this morning on medical stuff so here I am short on time.

Between the cortisone shot and the Celebrex, my toes are feeling much better. I just assumed I'd have to deal with this pain all my life. I'm not up to being a ballerina quite yet but there is marked improvement. Bad news is that the Celebrex is related to an increase in heart attacks :( Take as little as possible for as short a time as possible to alleviate symptoms. Would be nice if this was just temporary inflamation but I kind of doubt it. We'll see tho.

DH put a dash of cinnamon in the coffee this morning. Not sure I'm liking it. It also meant I can't go with my hazelnut creamer that I've been enjoying this week.

Shad the floors look absolutely gorgerous. I love the rich, warm tones. Make sure you get some grips on the new mats - can't have you slipping and sliding along the new floors. As for implants, yes I have noticed that among the youth of today they all have perfect teeth and many of them have implants. Apparently they don't realize that 2 melon halves sticking out from a bony chest looks as bad as an awful toupee on a man. It's supposed to look natural and rarely does. Like you Shad, I'd love to lose some of mine. Wanted big boobs when I was young, got them now, hate them and would love to go back to the teenies again. With a teeny body too of course :lol:

Ceejay - sorry about the back muscles. Have you tried ice and heat? We did get the rains yesterday. Big blobs of storms all throughout the day. Some made lots of noise. For a while we did get a soaking rain which is just what we needed. How are you liking Weight Watchers?

Happy shopping Mel. Hope you pick up some groceries for nice picnics all week long. I'll be waiting with my knife and fork :lol:

Shy the trick to company is to let them know before their visit that this is LIMITED and just how long it is limited to so that they know when their time is over other than the bed rolling up and locking into the wall.

Michelle - hope your back feels better. Ooooh I think I'd literally walk on water if if felt fish nibbling on my fingers. My first thought would be OMG pirannah :yikes: :lol:

Gotta run now, hellos to Annie, Ellen, Ruth and anyone else I missed. :wave:

MELODY525
07-10-2008, 09:19 AM
:wave: HELLO MISS HAPPY'S EGG ALL LIT UP!! YOU WILL HAVE TO SAVE YOUR FORK AND KNIFE FOR TOMORROW!! BUT I'LL BUY SOMETHING GOOD THEN I PROMISE. HOPE THE PILLS WORK. CELEBREX IS A WONDER DRUG WITH MANY SIDE EFFECTS. IT'S A SHAME CAUSE IT WORKS SO WELL ON THE SENIORS. I HAVEN'T FOUND A DR YET THAT WILL LET ME TRY IT :rofl: SO SAVE ME SOME!!!

SHAD....THE FLOOR IS GORGEOUS! I WISH I HAD IT TOO! MUCH BETTER THAN 21YR + CARPETING THAT IS WEARING OUT FROM ALL THE WHEELS THAT GO ACROSS IT! :lol3: ENJOY IT!! THE HOUSE IS REALLY VERY LOVELY NOW. SO SORRY FOR THE BOOB SQUISH, AND I HOPE THE LITTLE TOES THAW OUT SOON.:brr: I WILL SEND OUR 90 DEGREE WEATHER OVER TO YOU! WARM YOU RIGHT UP!!

CEEJAY~ :hug: SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS FOR YOUR BACK!! HOPE IT FEEL BETTER SOON. NO CLEANING YOUR CIELING TILL THE BACK IS GOOD...I HEAR RENNIE HAS SOME FREE TIME...SHE CAN HELP! :rofl: :rofl:

MICHELLE~ HAVE A GOOD BUSY DAY!! GET A LOT ACCOMPLISHED AND THEN WE GET THE WEEKEND :beach:

:cofdate: TOOK FOREVER FOR THE BIG STORM TO HIT YESTERDAY AND THEN IT WAS FAST AND FURIOUS. IT LEFT AS QUICKLY AS IT CAME! ALMOST A BIG LETDOWN!
AHHHH THOSE WEATHERMEN...THEY TEASE US WITH THEIR PREDICTIONS OF GLOOM AND DOOM! ROFLMAO
BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT, IT IS A BIT MORE REFRESHING AND I AM GOING OUT FOR A FEW RIGHT NOW. YESTERDAY WAS PRETTY GOOD. FOOD, WATER AND EXERCISE. TOSSED A SMALL BOX OF JUNK OUT.
CLEANED OUT MY STATIONARY DRAW. GOD HELP ME...THE THINGS I FIND TO SAVE. SO OUT THEY WENT.
MY EYES ARE BOTHERING ME AGAIN. THE WEATHER AND A BIT OF COFFEE. YES I DRANK 2 COFFEES. SO I TOOK THE DROPS AND MEDS AND WAS UP ALL NIGHT WITH THE RUNS SINCE 4:10!!!! SERVES ME RIGHT. GUESS THE MEDS AND THE COFFEE DIDN'T SIT WELL!! I SHOULD GET ON THE SCALE. I MUST HAVE LOST AT LEAST ONE POUND AND MY EYES ARE A LOVELY SHADE OF BLUE AGAIN!! ROFLMAO
HAPPY THURSDAY!! :moped:

PS: I WEIGHED IN AT 186.5 AND HOLDING. I HAD NO IDEA "chit" WEIGHED SO MUCH! :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

annie175
07-10-2008, 01:39 PM
Happy Thursday Everyone....

Well I am taking tomorrow as a vacation day. DS and I are going to hang out for the day, then off to St. Louis when DD gets off of work.

Rennie...witch is truly spelled ANNIE..LOL

Shad...your floors look marvelous. Of course they should with all the bull you have to put up with to get them.

MEL...I am certain "chit" can weigh a LOT. I can be up 4lbs and take a dump and be down 6lbs. Quite a difference. Coffee does not affect me that way, but other things do.

Happy...so glad your toesies are feeling better. I had charlie horses in my toes the other night when I went to bed from wearing stilettos to work. I had to get up and rub my toes with stinky stuff (Icy HOT) then apply heat. Yikes it was bad. Of course not as bad as what you are dealing with.

Shad...My boobs are so wimpy from losing weight, I don't think they could hurt from a boob squish. There is nothing to the saggy bags.

Michelle...Happy exercising!

My Silpada jewelry came yesterday. I couldn't decide on which piece to wear to work today so I was 10 minutes late. No one is here at 7:30 anyway, well no one that would care if I was late or not.

Have a great weekend, probably won't get back on till Monday due to travel to St. Louis.

Love and Hugs

ceejay52
07-10-2008, 09:54 PM
Hi all
I've been to Jonesboro, AR and back. 4 viles of blood were drawn, can I say yikes! That was for the allergy test. I did see the doctor also. He did a potassium test from the blood already drawn and came back that I was low enough to have "cramps" as he called them not muscle spasms. To me they are the same thing. So now I'm taking potassium two times per day. I asked for a got a copy of the last blood test. Every thing was in range--My tsh test for thyroid was a little higher this time. My chart got lost between the shuffle from the lab to the doctor. I kept wondering why my name wasn't called so I got up to ask. He said be back in one month. I'll have all the test back.

Annie
Taking a day off to hang out with your son is a good thing. Be careful going to St louis.

Happy
I liked WW in the past because of the flexibilty. I can eat my normal "country girl" food but be more aware of the serving size. I'm aware also that if I eat something worth 7 points or above that I might not have enough points left for the day. It's easier to say no.

Mel
Have you heard from Jen and Richie?

Hi to the rest :wave:

Shad
07-10-2008, 09:59 PM
Morning all,
No time today for personals or much else I'm afraid. I have to get some work done and do the scheduling for training (a job that I hate) and try to get the invites out for training. We are running awfully late here. I've also got to go test out the new trainee ids that someone set up for me last night - only taken them three weeks!

The floor man finished yesterday and I put some of the furniture back. The floor is a little more fragile than I anticipated so will take some care. Fortunately since there is only us two here, it should cause too much trouble. Now I can go out and look for some more furniture and a new tv when I get back from JK in a fortnight.

Nice sunny day today but a very cool breeze out there. I'd better go get some lunch and get back into this scheduling. I still have a couple of documents to write as well.

happy2bme
07-11-2008, 08:44 AM
Good morning ladies,

We're slip sliding down the page here...

I'm glad it's Friday. I've been trying to get to sleep a little earlier the last 2 nights and instead of feeling refreshed, I am more tired. Looking forward to some extra sleep tomorrow although I want to get up early and head over to the farmers market in the morning before it gets too crowded. Got a taste for some tomatoes. I don't know about this whole thing with the samonella - I read that they aren't even sure if it's the tomatoes themselves that were the culprit. Although we have had a few cases in TN, they haven't been able to trace issues with tomatoes grown in Tennessee yet. Crazy world.

Shad, I will never understand why it takes so long for security to set up new ids. I can understand when someone submits a request and doesn't know how to ask for what they need but I am very careful about that - even providing ids to mirror and it still takes forever. Not that there's a rush of 100 ids a day to set up either. Good luck with the training class.

Ceejay - that's alot of blood to draw, must be running quite a few tests. I had heard several times that being low on potassium can be a reason for getting charlie horses and leg cramps. Bananas and orange juice are also good souces of potassium.

Annie - had to laugh about you being late because of the jewelry. I thought I was the only one who did that - especially towards the end of the week when you have less to match things up with :lol: Um if you don't mind my saying so - lose the stillettos. Yeah they do make the legs look long and sexy but... you are buying a whole lot of trouble with your feet in a few years if you keep jamming your feet into them. The toes will start to twist and turn the they get rather creepy looking. Kinda like tanning - it looks good now but years down the road when the damage is done, it's hard to undo it. I was kind of sad when I realized that I will most probably never wear heels again. I have the most gorgeous pair of black, strappy dress shoes up in the closet.

I think I spoke too soon on the meds. I feel better but the pain is coming back. This is a problem I've had for a while, particularly with the arthritis. Meds work for a bit but very short term. :(

Awww Mel - what are you doing drinking coffee again? You know how that just messes you up :nono: Ok, I know how hard it would be for me to give up my morning coffee so I shouldn't chastise. Glad you got outside for a bit. I think it's storming all over the place, we'll just have to run through the rain drops. It was a torrential downpour last night at 5pm. I leave later so I was able to time it between 2 cloudbursts yesterday. More rain predicted for the next 4 days. Maybe it will soften the ground so that weed pulling will be easier.

Good morning Michelle - hope you had a good workout yesterday and that you made some headway on your projects this week.

Speaking of which, I'd better get cracking myself. Talk to you later ladies...

diyana
07-11-2008, 10:38 AM
Apple Berry Fruit Leather (from iVillage Fitness email)

Ingredients:

3 cups apples, cored and chopped
1 cup raspberries
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 140°F.

2. Using a blender, blend 1 cup of the apples, the raspberries and the orange juice concentrate until smooth. Add remaining apples and blend until smooth. Pour apple mixture in a medium-sized bowl, then stir in the honey, cinnamon and lemon juice.

3. Line a baking sheet with plastic wrap and tape to edges. Do not use wax paper or aluminum foil, since it's difficult to remove the fruit from these items.

4. Pour apple mixture on the plastic-lined baking sheet and spread with a rubber spatula until it's 1/8 inch thick. Leave about 1/2 inch of space open from edge of pan to allow fruit to expand while drying.

5. Bake in oven for 4 to 6 hours. Fruit leather is done when it is no longer sticky to the touch. When done, roll the fruit with the plastic wrap the long way. Cut into 2-inch pieces. Store pieces in an airtight container.

Makes 8 servings. Per serving: 59 calories, 0 grams of fat, 15 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, and 0 mg sodium.

diyana
07-11-2008, 12:20 PM
Happy Friday ladies --

I am SO ready for the weekend! No plans as yet, but since I didn't get to the grocery store last night....I'll have to go today as we are out of EVERYTHING. I had planned to go to the store after the gym last night, but 2 funnel clouds in a town just to the west of us changed my mind. Turns out the storm eased up before it got to my house. Phew! I had a great workout at the gym though. I managed to catch the last 1/2 of the Jazz Dance class, which is always fun! And then I did a really killer strength training workout...Squats, calf raises, push ups, hamstrings, abs, planks and inner thigh exercises. My lower body is cursing me when I walk up the stairs here at work! LOL But it's a good sore. I hope I can go to the gym tonight and tomorrow. If you'd have told me 6 months ago that I'd be saying "I hope I can go to the gym", I would've thought you were crazy, drunk or smokin' the wacky tobacky. :rofl:

At work, they're having a free blood pressure screening, and I'm happy to say that mine is just fine! Yay! Of course, I'm on medication for it. But it's good to know that the medication, weight loss and exercise are working when it comes to improving my health.

Shad - I hope your day goes well and that you get all your work done so you can enjoy the weekend. When do you leave for JK? Is it this weekend?

Happy - I hope you don't have to take Celebrex for too long. I've heard about the side effects. Are there any other Anti-Inflammatory meds you could take? I wonder if Glucosamine and Chondroitin (two over the counter supplements) would help. They're supposed to be excellent for arthritis and they helped my DH with his knee (back when he had a real knee joint as opposed to the artificial knee he has now). Isn't it odd that sometimes you are more tired with extra sleep? I try and go to bed and wake up at the same time (roughly) regardless of the day. However, on the weekends, I'll sleep in until 6:30 or 7. I started doing this because it was supposed to help prevent migraines (and it did/does), and now I just keep doing it even though the migraines are thankfully few and far between. I don't wear heels and haven't for years. My sister still does. I've just accepted the fact that I'd rather be short and comfortable then faux taller and in pain. Plus, heels hurt my back - and I don't need that. Comfort is key in my wardrobe and life.

Ceejay - I hope you're feeling better today. Potassium just might help your back. I know bananas have helped mine when I've had minor muscle spasms. You are so right about the flexibility of the WW points system. Good for you for finding something that works and sticking to it! You'll surely be successful!

Annie - I hope you're enjoying your vacation day and have a fun weekend in St. Louis!

Well, ladies, projects are calling...but I should be able to get all the critical stuff done before I leave today. Yay!

Love and hugs,

MELODY525
07-11-2008, 05:00 PM
HI GIRLS...I AM TAKING A 3 DAY WEEKEND FOR MYSELF OFF THE COMPUTER. NO WORK. NO PHONE. NO RADIO. MY ARMS ARE MUCH WORSE THAN I THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE. THE DR SAID I HAVE TO COME IN NEXT WEEK IF THERE IS NO IMPROVEMENT AND AND I CANNOT TAME THIS INFLAMMATION ON MY OWN. HE GAVE ME A SUGGESTED SCHEDULE OF DRUGS TO TRY AND PAIN PATCHES. A GIRL IN THE OFFICE HAS OFFERED TO TAKE ME TO THE MALL MONDAY AND HELP ME SHOP IF I AM UP TO IT AND OUT TO LUNCH. I'LL SEE. RICHIE AND JEN LEFT FOR THE TRAILER BUT RICHIE IS COMMUTING ALL NEXT WEEK AND IS FOOD SHOPPING FOR ME.... BUT TODAY I PICKED UP EVERYTHING MICROWAVEABALE AND HAD ONE OF THE GUYS OPEN UP ALL MY BOTTLES ETC THAT I WOULD NEED. I AM VERY PREPARED!!
I WILL HOPEFULLY SEE YOU ALL TUESDAY OR WEDS.
STAY WELL AND HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. I WILL THINK OF YOU ALL WHILE I AM SUNNING IN THE BACK YARD AND ALSO WATCHING MY HARRY POTTER MARATHON I HAVE PLANNED. SEE YOU SOON! :moped:

Shad
07-11-2008, 05:23 PM
Morning all,
I am so tired of feeling completely stressed out that I am not looking at work at all today. It will be a clean house and pack bag day for me. Tomorrow I can go back to it. I'll be spending plenty of time in airports, so that will mean work. After all I get paid for the travel so I may as well work. I have never been so under prepared for anything in my whole life. Can't get a word out of the accountant consultant so I just hope that the General ledger stuff is okay. It gets trained on Thursday/ Friday. I have found the Key User up in JK to be very helpful and she (isn't it usually a she?) has volunteered to do most of the course. 3 cheers for M-L. None of the other financial stuff has gone to the finals folder. There is only documentation for some part of payroll in my finals folder, the HR consultants are under the usual cone of silence but tell me they have sufficient documentation. Naturally enough the practical subjects - purchasing and receiving goods are done and finalised and we are working on putting in data there. Another female consultant!!!

But enough of whinging. What will be will be and for the first time ever I wonder if I really care too much! I probably will by Monday. The first three days training will be me doing the General Basic Navigation course. I have done this course more or less for the last 15 years and improved on it over the years. I can do it jet lagged and in my sleep. No problems with the course only what the system will or will not do.

So today is clean and clear. And of course admiring the floor. I have to put a notice on the door telling people to remove their shoes. Trainers and soft shoes are fine, but I'm sorry Annie, you will have to sit outside or take 'em off! I'll make sure there is comfortable chairs out there - or you could always go round the back and turf Mel out of the hammock!

Speaking of which - at nearly halfway through the month, how are me going on this challenge to lose 2kg. I think I saw Ceejay was doing okay. Me, I've managed to lose 200g have ridden to the dizzy heights of plus 500g at one time. I'm still in there trying. The long plane ride will not help, but I'll hit the gym once up there and see what I can do. Will have to severly limit food intake since I will have little choice in what I am eating. Sorry not what, I always have choice in that, but how it is prepared.

Happy, sorry to hear you have been in pain and are continuing on with it. Are you and the DH still continuing with your walking? I do think that exercise might be the key. A little weight off, a little less pain. Think about it. Hope you enjoy the farmers markets and get some good tomatoes. Talking of which I had better go and drench mine before I go away. They will certainly not get done while I am away and we can't rely on rainfall. They are growing quite well and the wee red lettuces have leaves almost ready to pick. Only for sandwiches or rolls though, there isn't enough of them yet to have a really good salad.

Just went to GO Advanced and IT WORKS today. Goody

Mel - do as Aunty Happy says and ditch that coffee. You know it isn't doing you any good at all. Way to go on that weight loss you were talking about. Make sure it lasts to the end of the month. You might win the prize. Thanks for the e-mail. I just haven't had time to do anything about it yet. I will get around to a reply.

Annie - see Aunty Happy is getting at you too. I must admit, I don't wear stilleto any more either. My sister used to wear the 4" ones and totter around. But then she had to do that so people could actually see her. She's only 4'10" But I do wear small heels. No higher than a couple of inches and not stilleto, because they are uncomfortable for me. Mind you the price I paid for the 3 pairs I have, they should be darned more than comfortable. They should have had diamond encrusted buckles or something. Good shoes are an awful price here. One pair is a Sandler, one is a Homy Ped, one pair is a Kumf. I have to say, I never ever thought I would pay those prices for a shoe, but having done so, there is no way you will see me back in the cheap ones.

Michelle - Good onya for that blood pressure. Keep checking it because my doc told me I would be on it for the rest of my days if I didn't do something about weight and exercise and that I was at risk of diabetes, so I went to gym. My blood pressure is now a constant source of conversation now at the Doc's lectures at the drop in centre. Every one seems to know about the blood pressure lady although they don't know who she is. I just laugh and say, glad to hear that someone is doing okay with it!
Doc tells me that I am one of only 3 patients who at close to 60 take none of the 'aging' drugs at all. I point out I take the diuretics but they are lollies to him.

Ceejay - Aunty Happy pointed out bananas as a source of potassium and rightly so. So get yourself a good big bunch of them and keep eating them as snacks. They are a really good super food.

And with that, the day is warming up and I have a list of things to do.
Arrivederci amiga. I have to resize some more pics, and will put it on the list of things to do tonight while watching the footy. I'll be back with some more brag shots.
Ceejay

happy2bme
07-12-2008, 11:58 AM
Hi there ladies,

Well "Aunty Happy" fall down go boom yesterday. DH and I went out to dinner. I had just gotten out of the car. DH parked next to one of those berm like things they have in parking lots - the slightly raised divider that generally has grass in it. It was directly to my right as I got out of the car and I stepped on it and walked across it to the lot. Just as I was about to step off on the pavement, my foot caught something and down I went on to the pavement. I guess I put my hand out to break my fall and I landed right on the fatty pad of your thumb on my right hand. I bounced off the car next to me and richocheted into the curb, hitting my leg pretty hard on the left side. At first I couldn't get up - my hand was in terrible pain and I couldn't put any pressure on it to lift myself. I was laying between a car and a curb so DH couldn't get in to help me up much either. I guess I was lucky I didn't smack my head. I have no idea what I tripped on but it was like my foot became glued to the berm for a minute. I did get up, DH dusted me off and we went into the restaurant. I was hanging on to a glass with soda and lots of ice and leaning my hand into it but the more I held it there, the worse the pain got. My leg hurt pretty bad too tho it didn't bruise up much. I was concerned that I might have fractured my hand tho DH assured me that I had not broken it so after dinner we went to the hospital emergency room. That was a 3 hour visit. They took xrays and said my hand was sprained and gave me a splint. The hip looked ok but said I might have a bone bruise which makes sense as it's not discolored much but it does feel like someone rammed a stick deep into my leg. They gave me some pretty powerful pain medication too but after reading about it, not sure I want to take it. The nurse told me that one pain med is a narcotic and not to drive while taking it because if I was stopped by the police I would be considered DUI - driving under the influence. That was a surprise as I never considered that - usually associate that to alchohol. Anyway, I'm ok, a bit banged up and the sprain is going to be a pain - I can't grip anything in my right hand - luckily I am left handed.

Mel - I know you are not reading this because you are taking a rest but I am so sorry to hear that you are having big time issues again. :( I will send some healing thoughts your way as well as good wishes for you. :hug: :hug: :hug:

Shad - I can feel your frustration all the way over here. Reporting and training are the things that are most important but get the least amount of attention. Just remember that you can do what you can do and cannot make miracles. It's unfortunate in the world of the new "normal" that standards are so poorly relaxed. Work with what you have... As for the challenge, I was doing good on the scale but this week's menu had more processed foods than normal and the scale is back up again. I was hoping to get outside this weekend and sweat some of it off but that's not going to happen. I have flowers to plant which will be an interesting task with an immobilizer on my hand.

Michelle - thanks for the suggestions. I was taking Glucosamine for a while and it didn't really do all that much for me. And that is also associated with thinning out the blood a little too much. It does seem that anything you find that works for you in the pain department eventually causes some other issues. That was particularly true of the pain meds they gave me yesterday. One is highly addictive tho I doubt that the 14 pills they gave me will turn me into a junkie and the other has all sorts of dire warnings too. I think I'd just rather suffer with the pain as long as I know that I'm not causing irrepairable damage :lol: I hope you have a nice weekend planned and that it stays dry enough for you to enjoy it.

Annie, Ceejay, Shy, Ellen, Patty, Nae, Ruth - :wave: have a good weekend - get out and get some vitamin D and sunshine.

Shad
07-12-2008, 04:01 PM
Quiet lot we are this weekend!!!

Happy - So sorry to hear about the your fall. I hope you start to feel better real soon. As if the weekends are short enough without spending 3 hours of one in casualty. And I know the feeling about not knowing what made you trip. One feels so stupid and wonders whether the brain is off to another planet or something. I had a bout of falling over a couple of years back. Got very sore knees out of it as I always seemed to bang either the kneecap or just below it.

Mel - sorry to hear you are not too good either. This is not good having our chicks all bumped and banged and sore and hurting. Get better soon.

Okay - today is the day I go back to JK. I leave here around 8 this morning to get to the Brisbane airport and arrive at JK around 9.30pm their time which is 3 hours behind us. So food today will be fairly lousy. Exercise will be probably less that stellar although I will need to do a reasonable amount of walking to get from one place to the other at terminals etc. So I will just have to think carefully about what I am eating and when.
I still haven't packed, but will do so immediately I get off here. I know what to pack - well more or less just didn't do it yesterday due to the fact that I did most of the house work all day and DB2 came round full of doom and gloom to watch the rugby last night (we got beaten boo hoo and we was robbed!!! :rofl:). Think he may have fallen off the wagon again, but didn't ask. He was sullen and uncommunicative, so I left him suffer. It might be mean but at least I don't get an outpoured of regrets and recriminations, none of which are worth the breath used. Since he won't accept help from professional sources and seems to think I can make the woes go away but he won't do as requested to help himself. I am slowly distancing myself and will certainly not help out financially any further. I won't see him go under, but neither will I make the suggestions and do the things he should be doing for himself. Talk about stubborn.

Anyway having burdened you lot with that, I had better go sort out my stuff and pack a bag for a hot and steamy JK. I'll be back

ceejay52
07-12-2008, 07:29 PM
Happy
Ouch for that nasty fall. Feel better soon.

Mel
Good for you in taking 3 days off. Hope you feel better soon also. I've really enjoyed mine.

Shad
I was thinking on the lines of super foods. I did buy bananas. The doctor prescribed a potassium pill to take twice a day. The cramps are still there but not as hard as they were. I've always had sodium/potassium problems.

I haven't done much today. I just wanted to lay down and rest. I took a long nap this afternoon. Probably will not sleep any tonight. I feel better.

Looks like we'll have some more rain according to the radar and it's about an hour away. I need to get super in the oven.

happy2bme
07-13-2008, 11:06 AM
Good morning,

It's very quiet in here. Guess everyone has decided to abandon us again. So I'll talk softly as to not disturb anyone.

To those not feeling well - hope you feel better soon :hug: To those who are very busy - take a minute to stop and smell the roses and get some fresh air in.

And to those feeling a bitl lost, sometimes it's just a matter of stopping a minute, assessing what needs to be done and starting little by little, one task as a time to right things again.

And I'm off to do just that.

ceejay52
07-13-2008, 11:56 AM
It is quiet in here. Mel is taking the week end off.

Happy
Are you sore today from your fall?

Shad
have a safe travel to JK.

I'm back to work. Sitting here minding my own business and the power blinked. I hate when that happens. Looks like the building is on fire. To top that off the plant was in operation. I did jump up and turn the wells off but the whole incident was less than 2 minutes. I'm so glad that I didn't have to go down stairs and manually operate the effluent valves. The only major thing was that the filters lost there run time.

I figured that their would be oodles of phone calls but not a single one. I even checked the phone.

Shy Moment
07-13-2008, 10:04 PM
cee
better a slow time than an extra busy time I guess.

Happy
I am just doing my day to day routine lol. 9 people in my house right now so that adds a bit more to the day to day to do list but I get everything done. I have been reading but not getting much chatting done. Sure glad you weren't hurt to bad. Today the kids noticed a bruise on the pack of my leg right below my knee. It looks real real nasty. I have no idea what I did to myself to get it lol. I do things like that all the time and will say to myself ohhh tomorrow that is going to hurt lol. Tomorrow I seldom remember what I did to get the darn bruise lol. I now have three adults in the house, my two children and 4 other children. Do you know how many feet that is on my new floors lol. I shoe check before anyone comes into my house lol. I never allowed shoes in the house and now I REALLY don't allow shoes in the house.

Melody
So sorry you aren't doing well. You need to take time to relax and let the body heal. I love harry potter lol.

Di
Isn't it funny. I didn't exercise for years. Now, I have to get my workouts done before I go to bed or I feel like a lay about lol.

Annie
LOL



Shad
Stress causes so many things. I don't think you are whining. Everyone needs to get things off their chest from time to time. Just remember for every person with a job that pays enough to pay the bills and have a bit of scratch in their pockets. There are three dozen people that don't have a job at all.

Shad
07-14-2008, 12:27 AM
Morning all,
Got here fine and am preparing for my first class at 1.00pm today. I just looked at my world clock and realised that JK is 12 hours ahead of Memphis - so sleep well my little chicks.

Hot, sticky and smelly. I went to the gym this morning and it was crowded - people everywhere. But I managed a workout of some weights and some cardio and did 6 minutes on a stepper that left me in a complete puddle 73 floors up according to the stepper. Staggered out of there and got showered and changed for breakfast and work and here I am. It's a grand world we live in leave home one morning and arrive somewhere else that night.

Happy - you are sounding a bit better about things

Ceejay - happy working. Not always good news when the power goes out. But you got out of that one at least. Hope you didn't have to stay too long on the Sunday.

Rennie - Happy housework. At least the visitors can do some of it for you - can't they???

And with that I had better go and see what I can find to keep my people occupied for the class.
Have a fun day.
Oh yes I changed $250 AUD to Indonesian Rupiah this morning and am now carrying around 2,113.157.50 Rupiah. I'm a millionaire - well a rupiah millionaire anyway.
Gotta go. See ya

happy2bme
07-14-2008, 07:44 AM
Good morning rupiah millionaires of the world! It's grand to be rich, isn't it? :queen:

Good evening Shad - by this time it is approaching the dinner hour and your class is already over. Do hope that it went well. It's odd for me to be sitting here with the sleepy sand still in my eyes and your day is over with already. My that is an impressive work out in the gym. 73 flights of stairs! You need to come back here and do one of those climb the skyscraper runs that are popular in the big cities.

Shy - hope you are enjoying your company. I could never come visit you as I cannot walk around without shoes on. Too painful. I am trying to get used to the idea of having inside shoes that I can wear around the house. Either that or you and Shad have to get a basket of those shoe covers they have for the workmen at those really fancy houses :lol:

Ceejay - I am trying to figure out how the power blinking off - momentary darkness I suppose - would make it look like the building is on fire - unless that's the only time the lights go out :yikes: Either way, doesn't sound like much of a good time - hope you got everything back under control.

Good morning Miss Mel - hope you are resting quietly.

My bumps and bruises are healing up nicely. Almost have the use of my thumb back so the sprain was not as bad as it could have been tho it sure felt like it. Not getting overconfident about using it and reinjuring it by any means. Yesterday I was cleaning house and I was quite dizzy all day long. Sometimes I even got nauseated from the vertigo. As a result I didn't get out for groceries and I really need to. Last week we ate more salt and processed food than I typically do and it is rearing it's ugly head on the bloat and ick factor. Must make this a clean eating and drinking lots of water week.

This morning I have a doctor's appointment with my favorite doctor. The one where you sit and cool your heels in the office for 2 to 3 hours past your appointment before you get to see him. I have considered switching doctors but in general I find that endochronologists are usually more behind than most when it comes to seeing patients. Must be the preponderance of elderly patients. Hope the blood sugar checks out ok today. I shouldn't be having a coffee but I got to bed quite late and I'm only going on 4 hours of sleep so that's not enough for just green tea to keep me going.

I'll be back later. Good morning to the rest of you fine worldly chicks. :wave:

ceejay52
07-14-2008, 09:02 AM
Happy
I don't drink coffee. I get my caffiene from diet soft drinks. Glad the sprain is healing.
Isn't it nice to be rich! I wouldn't know. I've always thought it to be weird how the power goes out and it still looks like the place is on fire. I have not figured that one out yet. We do have a couple of emergency lights that come on so that may be the source.

Shad
Sunday's are work day's for me. Hope your day has gone well. I'd like to try those new steppers. I've seen them on tv.

My work day began an hour ago. So I need to get busy. I really don't want to.

diyana
07-14-2008, 09:42 AM
Hey ladies --

My weekend was nice and quiet. DMIL wasn't feeling too great on Saturday, so after I got back from the gym on Saturday morning, we just stayed around the house and played with the dogs in the yard.

Yesterday, it was way too windy to go fishing - which is what we really wanted to do, so we went to a gem and mineral show, which was really nice.

I have a bit of a NSV to share....I've got sleep apnea and have had it for about 2 years, so I hook up to a machine every night while I sleep to ensure that my airways are kept open. Anyway, I nodded off for a nap over the weekend without my mask and afterward, I asked my DH if I snored or stopped breathing, he said no. So maybe these 40 lbs off has helped my sleep apnea too! :woohoo:

Now it's back to work and a busy day ahead.

Mel - I hope you're resting, relaxing and feeling better. I'm sending you healing thoughts and good wishes (and hugs of course). :hug: :hug:

Shad - I hope the training goes well. I'm sure you'll do great! As for my part of the challenge, I've lost 2 lbs of it so far, so still a ways to go yet. Yesterday was not a good eating day....but I'll do better today. Good for you for heeding the doc's warnings about losing weight and exercise! Sounds like your blood pressure is good and you avoided diabetes. Good onya for avoiding all the aging drugs! Hopefully, I'll be off my BP, cholesterol and other meds once I get this weight off! Sorry to hear about DB2. It's difficult to be around people who won't help themselves. 73 floors in 6 minutes on the stepper? No wonder there was a puddle.

Happy - Ouch! That sounds like an awful fall! I'm glad you didn't break anything. And I'm glad to hear you're bumps and bruises are doing better. For your thumb/hand sprain, remember RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation). I hope the vertigo improves! Be careful. Sending you healing hugs also. :hug: Hang in there, sweetie!

CeeJay - I'm glad the cramps are improving. Too bad about the power outage at work...but I guess it could've been worse, right?

Rennie - How long is your company staying? I hope you are able to enjoy your time with them and not be cleaning the whole time.

Well, I've got to run....lots of work is awaiting!

Love and hugs to all,

diyana
07-14-2008, 02:15 PM
In addition to the 2kg weight loss goal for July that Shad suggested (I'm about 1/2 way there), I've set a mini-goal for myself....to lose 11 more pounds by September 9th (8 weeks from now). I'm really going to have to exercise a lot and resist food temptations as much as possible, but hopefully I'll be able to do it. I would SO like to be at the 50 lbs weight loss mark by my birthday (Sept. 9).

I also have a longer term goal to be at goal weight by Christmas (which means I'll have to lose 2 lbs a week) - which will be tough.

I've come a long way so far and I feel SO much better! And I know that with determination I will achieve my July and birthday goals. And if I get close to my Christmas goal, I'll be thrilled.

MELODY525
07-14-2008, 05:43 PM
HELLO WORLDLY CHICKS. MISSED YOU ALL THIS WEEKEND. I WENT TO THE MALL AND TALKED TO THE DR BOTH IN ONE DAY. MY RIGHT SIDE IS INFLAMMED BUT THERE IS SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT. BUT THE ALEVE GAVE ME THE RUNS IN COMBO WITH THE FACE MEDS. HE SUGGESTED GETTING OF THE FACE MEDS WHICH I DID IMMEDIATELY ON SATURDAY WHEN IT STARTED! :faint:
HE POINTED OUT THE NEED TO PLAN MY HOUSEHOLD AND OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES BETTER. SPACE THEM APART. GET OFF THE PC AND NOT PLAY GAMES FOR HOURS. NO READING ON THE PC THEN A BOOK AT NIGHT. A LOT OF COMMON SENSE STUFF. HE WAS PRETTY STRONG WITH HIS ADVICE FOR MY AGE AND MUSCLES AND TOSSED IN HOW I WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO LIVE ALONE IF I KEEP MTHIS UP AND LOSE MY ARM STRENGTH. I TOLD HIM I ALREADY SMACKED MYSELF IN THE FACE WITH THAT ONE ON FRIDAY WHEN I COULDN'T PICK UP MY WATER BOTTLE WITHOUT EXCRUCIATING AGONY FROM HEAD TO HIP. :rofl: SO I NEED TO THINK OUT A BETTER SCHEDULE. I ALSO TOLD THE BOSS LADY THAT THE VOLUNTEERING IS COMING TO AN END. BEEN LIVING IN A WORLD OF DENIAL FOR TOO LONG NOW AND REALLY PRESSED THE ENVELOPE AS FAR AS I DARE! :lol3: :lol3:
I GAVE ANOTHER IN THE OFFICE THE LINE TOO THAT SITTING IN THIS CHAIR IS NOT FOR SISSIES. TIME FOR ME TO POINT THAT OUT TO THEM....AS WELL AS MYSELF!!
MAYBE I WILL LISTEN THIS TIME. :dance:
WENT TO THA MALL AND TREATED JUDY TO LUNCH. SHE IS ALWAYS DOING THINGS TO HELP ME WITH THE SENIORS. TIME WE TOOK A DAY FOR OUTSELVES AND HAD A DAY OUT. WE HAVE PLANS TO DO THIS ON A MORE REGULAR BASIS. I BOUGHT 2 LARGE PANTS AND TOPS SO I CAN GET DRESSED MYSELF WHEN THE ARMS HURT. LESS RESISTANCE. ALL IS WELL IN MY CORNER OF THE WORLD....SO TO SPEAK!

CEEJAY...WE HAVE BEEN GETTING BLIPS IN OUR SERVICE BUT ONLY QUICK ONES. THE PLACE MUST LOOK FUNNY WITH THE EMERGENCY LIGHTS ON. WE HAVE A GENERATOR SO ALL THE HALLS ARE FULLY LIT AND 2 ELEVATORS KEEP RUNNING...THANK GOD!!!

HAPPY....I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE FREAKY FALL!! AND YES...TAKE GOOD CARE OF THE THUMB BASE. I DIDN'T AND ENDED UP WITH A LIFETIME OF "DELICATE THUMB" NONSENSE!! SO DON'T REINJURE IT IF YOU CAN HELP IT. THE BASE HAS A CHILOAD OF NERVES IN THERE! :hug:

MICHELLE...HOLD ON TO THE LOSS... YOU JUST MIGHT BEAT US ALL!! :cheer3: I HAD SOME BREATING PROBLEMS AND WAS JUST GOING TO GET A MACHINE WHEN I LOST 30 LBS AND THE PROBLEM WENT AWAY...SO GOOD LUCK!! YOU JUST MIGHT NEVER HAVE TO USE IT AGAIN SOON!! :hug:

SHAD....I KNOW YOU ARE OFF THO THE LAND OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY. REMIND ME NOT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT SUMMER IN NJ!!! :lol3: GOOD LUCK WITH THE TRAINING.

RENNIE...ENJOY THE COMPANY!! GIVE YOURSELF SOME TIME TO RELAX.


HOPE I DIDN'T MISS ANYONE!! GOT TO GET OFF HERE! :rofl:
HAPPY MONDAY NIGHT/ TUESDAY :sunny:

Ruthxxx
07-14-2008, 05:56 PM
:wave: Hangin in. Crappy weekend foodwise but.... I'm blogging again if you want to know the details.
I'm halfway there on the challenge though. I sure would like to be well into the 180s by mid-September when I'm taking a little trip to Asheville. NC.

Shad
07-15-2008, 03:19 AM
Morning all,
I am not eating ayam again!!!!! That's chicken to the rest of us. Everytime I order chicken I get two sets of bones - very little meat. I swear the chicken gave itself itself up. Last night I ordered a lemon chicken. What I got was something like deep fried batter bits and couldn't taste the chicken. So I am going to get something else NEXT TIME and the time after. Or better still not eat at all.

Classes yesterday went fine. We talked and questioned and laughed somewhat at the dialects and accents. I learned some more Indonesian, but I don't think I can say it out loud. Weather is humid and warm. No wind but plenty of smog. Last night we went out to the Red Apple restaurant. It was nice, but see chicken above. Came home, went to bed and didn't wake until 5.00 this morning when it was time to go to the gym. Bike, abs and treadmill this morning. Worked up a good sweat. I'm hoping to go for a swim tonight after work. It would be nice to be a bit cooler and less sticky for a while. Don't know where we will go for dinner. Doubtless it will be out somewhere like the tapas bar or a sushi place.

And that is it for a while. Sorry I can't post personals. I'd better get back into it and see what gives. Life is ever interesting. In my little room at the office we have a South African who loves chilli, the ever present Kiwi (me) and an Australian Indonesian lady. We all get along well, but sometimes it is hard to understand each other. We are hoping to be able to converse in Indonesian at the end of the project. Just simple sentences will do. It's much easier for the SA - he says that the language is very similar to Africaans but it reads like Maori, so I pronounce things wrong, but I get the context right. Should be interesting to see how we go.

Okay - I'd better move along. Things to yell about, people to hack off. You all know the story.

diyana
07-15-2008, 08:09 AM
Happy Tuesday ladies (or Happy Wednesday in JK) -

It was a gorgeous day yesterday, so I took a 3 mile walk at lunch time. The sun was shining, a gentle breeze blowing, and all was good in the world. Unfortunately, I had to come back inside and work. :lol: Last night, I went to the gym for a 1/2 hour cross training class that mixes cardio with strength moves...it kicked my butt but in a good/fun way.

Mel - I hope you're feeling better today. Good advice from the doctor to space out your activities, not push yourself too hard and to take care of yourself. Good for you for getting some clothes that are easier to get into when you're feeling pain.

Ruth - great to hear from you....sorry about the rough food weekend. So you have a September goal too, huh? Cool!

Shad - Sounds like the food in JK isn't too appealing (or filling). I'm glad your classes went well and that you get along with your office roommates! Good for you for getting to the hotel gym early in the a.m.! You'll drop that 2kg in no time.

Happy - I hope you're feeling better today!

A big :wave: to Ceejay, Annie, Rennie and everyone else!

Love and hugs to all you fine chicks!

happy2bme
07-15-2008, 08:32 AM
Hi ladies,

Wow Shad - that sure sounds like an interesting mix of dialects and accents and such. Good thing you can't understand each other too well - therefore can't fight about personal preferences in teaching style and content :lol: We are only now starting to see that extention of a more global society here in the U.S. mostly our I.T. departments are predominantly Indian with a few Russians and Poles thrown into the mix for good measure. Don't see that many Asians anymore. I do find it a struggle to hear because it seems that as we get more people of a particular ethnic persuasion, they make less of an effort to try and speak clearly, particularly since they are used to conversing in their native language with their cohorts. Anyway, I am glad to hear that the class went well and you are reinforcing the fact that Jakarta is indeed, not the vacation spot of the world. :lol: I suspect those poor chickens are more like chickens were meant to be and not the pumped up, genetically altered, almost misshapen things that we eat now - grow specifically to have much more meat on the bones. I see your difficulty in picking food out...

Ruth - sounds like you're hanging in there.

Hi Mel - thanks for the advice. I do hope YOU take your own advice and start to modify your routines. I know it's hard to give things up, we are creatures of habit but as you say - can't risk messing with the arms and the eyes. Sometimes it's hard to hear what the doctors say but it does us good to get that smack in the face, um... I mean reinforcement. In a show of sisterhood, I too will step away from the computer. Well maybe not during working hours :lol:

Ceejay - it's good that you never picked up the coffee habit. I only have 1 and a half cups in the morning but I find it's hard to give up that. Didn't even want to switch to decaf either. Seems like somewhere about mid way through summer - like right now - I think the kid in us comes out and we get bored with work and want to just take some time off and go enjoy some summer vacation. More than a week too! I don't feel like working either so we can go play together.

Michelle - that is wonderful news about the sleep apnea! You are doing so well with your goals that you should make your September hit. And you can see all the positive things (less meds, better energy and attitude, etc) so hopefully that will keep you motivated for a long time to come. I'm so proud of you!

I may have to tap into your newly gained expertise. I went to see the endochronologist yesterday. I actually had a great visit with him. For the first time I got into the office in a reasonable time, he wasn't all hurried and rushed and we spent some quality time discussing my health. He gave me some glucophage to try. It regulates your blood sugar. Yeah it is pre-diabetes and insulin resistance. Said it may help to loosen some of those stubborn pounds. Like anything I did alot of research when I came home. Need to modify some things in my lifestyle but I am ready to do that. I got some useful info here at 3FC too. One thing they recommend is a lower carb diet - even switching from the Flex Plan on WW to the Core Plan. I looked that over too last night. Core involves alot of FF and sugar free stuff. The fat free is ok tho I think there's too much chemicals in all that stuff. Definitely can't do sugar free tho. I have horrid issues with any sort of sugar free substance from Equal to Spenda and even Stevia. So will have to just educate myself on the lower sugar choices of fruits and vegetables. And what's this about combining a carb and a protein together?

Anyway I have to get off to work shortly so I will talk to you all later. Take care.

Shy Moment
07-15-2008, 08:35 AM
di
Glad you had a nice walk. It was beautiful here yesterday too. Losing weight is terrific for sleep apnia. I haven't had to use the machine for quite a few pounds now. It is terrific to not wake up looking like Darth Vader lol. Company will be here until at least the end of the month I guess. Could be longer. We all follow my daily routine so it is fine. Doesn't really make anymore work except there are 5 more people in the house. We clean up after each meal and check the house. Everyone is fine with this and it makes the household run smoothly.

Shad
Glad things seem to be going well for you. Yes, nice when we understand each other. Chickens committing suicide lol. Why does it seem places either give way to much food or not enough. I swear, I went to a place one time that the chicken had to have walked out in front of a car way before its time. I mean come on, 4 oz of chicken is a nice amount and the portion I got couldn't have been over 2 oz. Everyone does help out even the 3 year olds. After 22 years the adult knows how I am and the kids all ask for their chore lol. The chore can be as small as letting the dog out or as large as running the vacuum in a certain room.


Ruth
You keep going. Some days are diamonds and some days are stone. You will get where you want to be.

Melody
You need to stop trying to take care of everyone else and take time to take care of yourself. I am doing great. I have a day to day schedule that I follow. I have lots of time to relax. Sure hope you start feeling better and you better start listening to that doc of yours.

Happy
Everyone has inside shoes here. When someone comes to visit they always bring inside shoes or slippers. Has always been this way in my home. My father was the only one who could wear shoes in my house because he had such bad feet and it was hard for him to take his shoes off and on. I do have shoe covers for people lol. Glad the thump is feeling better. Vertigo, nasty thing. I am suppose to be on a med to stop it from happening everyday. I am not going to take a med for something that happens a few times a year. You relax. Things can wait. If I can make them wait so can you lol.

I didn't sleep much last night. My poor little Bella is so very sick. Got an appointment for her today at 2:45. Hated they couldn't get her in sooner. She didn't eat all yesterday and by last night her tail is down and she is hot and just laying around. You would think she is my child, I am so worried. I can't believe I have become so attached to her in a month. I have never become so attached to an animal except maybe my cat that has nothing to do with me unless he is sick.

annie175
07-15-2008, 09:19 AM
Good Tuesday Morning....

The weekend in St. Louis was quite eventful. I got up Saturday morning and went running with BF to get cake, balloons, etc. then down to her DD house to decorate for baby shower. About 30 minutes prior to starting I got this severe pain in my left lower front side. Went to her DDs bedroom to suffer in silence, started puking and pooing. This went on for 2 hours, missed the entire shower, then BF called ambulance to take me to the hospital. As it turned out after the cat scan, I had a kidney stone. What a weekend. I spent from 3pm till 11pm in the hospital, then went home the next day. Glad I drove all the way to St. Louis to go the hospital. LOL

Ceej...Keep us updated on your blood test results.

Shad...Yippee the floor is done!!

Happy...try WD40 on your arthritis. It works wonders.

MEL...Hope your arms feel better today.

Michelle...losing weight does help sleep apnea. Good for you.

Got to get busy, have a marvelous day.

Love and Hugs

diyana
07-15-2008, 10:49 AM
Mel - I spend very little time on the computer during non-work hours. I think my years of IS/E-Commerce support where I HAD to be on the computer at home kinda burned me out. Now I only go on it at home to quickly check email, check in here or google something really quick.

Happy - Sorry to hear that you have to go on glucophage for pre-diabetes and insulin resistance. But it sounds like you're catching it early...so that's very good. I would highly recommend getting your doctor to refer you to a nutritionist! The nutritionist really helped me. The biggest things I've learned in my "diabetes" training are: (1) Always eat a protein with any carbs - it will keep your blood sugar more even and avoid the blood sugar spikes....plus you'll feel a lot better and stay fuller longer. (2) When you eat carbs, try to get as much fiber as possible (bread with 5 grams of fiber per serving are good, as is wheat pasta, brown rice, barley). Try and limit your carbs to 12-13 servings a day (a serving is 19 grams of carbs). Once you start reading labels, you'd be surprised how many carbs there are in things you'd never suspect. Really limit your potatoes...or have sweet potatoes/yams instead. And (3) EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE (cardio and strength training). It not only helps keep the blood sugar on an even keel, it makes cells much less resistant to insulin! One of the many great books that I used when I was first diagnosed is "Eat Away Diabetes" by Kristine Napier. There's also a good Reader's Digest book called "Stopping Diabetes in Its Tracks" by Richard Laliberte.

Rennie - It's great to hear of someone who got off the sleep machine after losing weight! Something for me to look forward to. So nice that your company is sticking to your routine and also cleaning up after themselves. I sure hope Bella feels better soon. Will she drink water at least? Please let us know what the vet says. :hug: for both of you.

Annie - How awful that you spent your trip to St. Louis in pain and in the hospital! :yikes: I hope you're doing better today. Sending you a healing :hug:

Love and hugs,

Shy Moment
07-15-2008, 12:15 PM
di
I am giving her Nutri cal for food today and water both with a syringe. She won't take anything on her own. I have never had 2:45 take so long to come.

happy2bme
07-15-2008, 02:20 PM
Quickie lunchtime check in ...

Shy - so sorry to hear about Bella - hope it's nothing serious and that the vet can get her good as new pronto.

Annie - WD40????? Please explain. Good heavens, what an ordeal you had! And to be so far away when it happened. It must have passed very quickly for you to be able to come home so soon. Take care of yourself!

Michelle - thank you so much for the tips, I will take them to heart. I have hear a lot of good things about a nutritionist - will definitely have to check that out.

I am completed bummed. I love Tilapia (fish). I also learned a delicious and healthy way to pan sear it. In fact I had it last night with some steamed green beans and farmer's market tomatoes and cucumbers. Then I log on to the Internet last night and there's an article on Yahoo that tilapia has as much omega-6 (bad fat) as a FREAKING CHEESEBURGER OR DONUT. That is sooooo wrong!!!!!!! :cry: :cry: :cry: Darn fish don't look fatty. I do eat salmon on a regular basis but I was trying to incorporate more fish into my diet. I hardly eat red meat any more and I was eating so much chicken that I was cocking my head and clucking when I walked. Bah humbug.

I'm the note taker for the meeting coming up. Sure hope I don't experience the "intestinal distress" side effect of the glucophage. I tried to eat carefully. Lunch was a Lean Cuisine - Chicken with Basil Cream Sauce (tasty), sliced farmer's market tomatoes (I'm on my tomato bender), 1 cup of chicken noodle broth with a few carrots, celery and just a couple of noodles for good measure and a small peach which I will probably save for my afternoon snack.

I am proud to say that I skipped the temptations of the cafeteria except for the small soup and did not allow myself to get my usual fountain Coke. I am pretending to immensly enjoy my 3rd bottle of water for the day :lol: I was hoping to grab a few laps around the building but my meetings are running long so I'll have to squeeze something in tonight.

I'm trying...

annie175
07-15-2008, 02:32 PM
Happy..WD40 is great for arthritis. Don't know the reasoning behind it, but my mom's doc told her about using it. You can probably google it and find out more. Great job on the lunch too.

MELODY525
07-15-2008, 02:58 PM
RUTH~ GOOD LUCK WITH THE CHALLENGE!! MY DAY OUT YESTERDAY WAS LIKE YOUR WEEKEND I EXPECT! :rofl:

SHAD....SORRY THE AYAM IS INEDIBLE BUT IT SEEMS LIKE SOME NICE PEOPLE. HOPE THE LANGUAGE BARRIERS KEEP GOING SO WELL! YOU WILL BE FLUENT IN INDONESIAN SOON I CAN SEE THAT!! :belly: ENJOY WHEN YOU CAN IN BETWEEN CLASSES ETC. :hug:

MICHELLE....THIS WEEK YOU CAN DO SOME EXERCISE FOR ME OK?? SEEMS LIKE SHAD WILL BE TOO BUSY :rofl: YOU ARE STILL AMAZING TO ME WITH THE ENDORPHIN FLOWING CLASSES!! GO MICH GO!!! :cheer3:

HAPPY.....WHEN YOU EAT A CARB AND PROTEIN TOGETHER THE GI IMPACT OF THOSE CARBS IS SUPPOSEDLY REDUCED BY THE MUCH SLOWER ABSORBING PROTEIN. I HAVE FOUND DURING THE LAST 5 YEARS THAT WHEN I HAVE FRUIT AND CHEESE, MEAT AND A STARCH, EGG WHITES AND OATMEAL...THAT MY SUGAR LEVEL HAS FAR LESS SPIJKES TO IT. AS A HYPOGLYCEMIC (LOW) I FIND I CAN THINK AND FUNCTION BETTER, I AM MUCH LESS "FOGGY HEADED" IN THE AFTERNOONS AND WELL ALSO I AM NOT AS SLEEPY AT MID MORNING AND MID AFTERNOON AS I USED TO BE....CONSTANTLY YAWNING. IF I CAN FIND THE WEBSITE I FOUND FOR A FRIEND I WILL COMEBACK AND PUT A LINK HERE FOR YOU. IT HAD A LOT OF INFO ON IT SHE SAID. I'L CHECK. HOPE ALL GOES WELL! GUESS WE HAD BETTER START PAYING ATTENTION TO OUR BODIES!!

RENNIE....SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BELLA. GOOD LUCK AT THE VET. :hug:

ANNIE.....:yikes: I AM SOOOO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR BEING SO SICK AND MISSING THE SHOWER. OMG!! I CAN HARDLY THINK HOW THAT MUST HAVE FELT. JEN HAD SOME GRAVEL AND TEENY TINY ONES AND THOUGHT SHE WAS DYING!! IT WAS ALL BROUGHT ON BY BEING DEHYDRATED AND NOT KNOWING IT. ALL OUR SYMPATHY TO YOU AND HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON!! :hug:

:sunny: I HAVE BEEN RESTING ALL DAY AND DOING A LOT OF NOTHING. TODAY IS A DAY OF INTERRUPTIONS. DOOR, PHONE, RADIO! EVERYONE TRYING TO DROP THINGS OFF AT THE DOOR. WHAT A DAY. BUT IT MADE IT LESS BORING! THE SENIORS ARE LOVING THE OLD MOVIES I AM TAPOING AND CANNOT THANK ME ENOUGH. THEY HAVE PICKED OUT A LOT MORE FOR THE NEXT 2 MONTHS! :faint: I MIGHT NEED ANOTHER VCR BY THEN! :rofl: :rofl: GOD HELP ME....NEXT TIME I SHOULD KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT! IN THE MEANTIME IT KEEPS ME BUSY AND NOT A LOT OF MOVEMENT. MAYBE WE BETTER REALLY START COLLECTING THE BUBBLE WRAP THAT HAPPY SUGGESTED SO MANY YEARS AGO....I MIGHT JUST BE NEEDING IT....AND HAPPY MIGHT WELL NEED SOME TOO! BET YOU WISHED YOU WERE WEARING IT WITH THAT FALL THE OTHER DAY MISS HAPPY!!
I HAVE A TAPING SCHEDULE HANGING OVER THE COMPUTER. SO NOW I HAVE PLENTY OPF TIME TO PRESS BUTTONS INSTEAD OF CLICKING A MOUSE ALL DAY!! :lol3:
HAVE A GREAT AFTERNOON/MORNING :moped:

MELODY525
07-15-2008, 03:03 PM
WD 40????? THE SMELL ALONE WOULD KEEP EVERYONE AWAY! I USE IT ON MY WHEELCHAIRS. IT'S A SPRAY LUBRICANT FOR MACHINES DOORS WHEELS ETC!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:http://www.wd40.com/


ps....tilapia is a bottom feeder fish and most bottom feeders are high in bad stuff or so i have read before. .....

MELODY525
07-15-2008, 03:13 PM
http://www.scienceforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=10972

HAPPY...HERE IS A SITE THAT HAS PEOPLE DISCUSSING JUST SUCH A USE...:yikes:

diyana
07-15-2008, 03:19 PM
Mel - I did not know that about tilapia. I know it's a very popular fish in the cafeteria here....but I don't eat fish. Thanks for the heads up though. I'll try and get some exercise in for you this week....but if I'm to lose 11 pounds by my b'day, I've got to do A LOT of exercise for me.

Happy - American Diabetic Association has a lot of good info. As does Dlife.com. The diabetes forum on this site has some great women always willing to answer questions and offer suggestions. My fave protein/carb combinations are: fruit and cottage cheese (for breakfast) and PB&J sandwiches on Healthy Life Wheat Bread (high in fiber, low in carbs).

MELODY525
07-15-2008, 03:22 PM
OOOOHHH HAPPY I JUST REMEMBERED WHERE I FOUND ALL THE MEAL IDEAS.....ON FOODNETWORK.COM
THEY HAD A 30 DAY MEAL PLANNER. I PRINTED IT OUT FOR SAL AND HIS FAMILY TOO. IR FAVE ALL OF THEM AN IDEA OF HOW THEIR DAY SHOULD GO.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/lf_hl_diabetic_planner/0,3151,FOOD_29017,00.html


OK...I AM REALLY GOING THIS TIME :scooter:

MELODY525
07-15-2008, 03:23 PM
michelle....i will help you next week and exercise my butt off for your 11 lbs! :ebike: OK?????

MELODY525
07-15-2008, 03:24 PM
ALL RIGHT....SO I LIED AND DIDN'T LEAVE....:rofl:

ceejay52
07-15-2008, 06:20 PM
Annie
So sorry you had a trip to the ER this week end. Glad the bf was there with you.

Mel
Are you following the doctors orders? I really need a schedule.

Happy
I do much better on a low carb diet. Don't know why!!!

My back is much better today. Yipee.

Shad
07-15-2008, 08:58 PM
WD40 is also good for cleaning stainless steel appliances according to the floor man!!!

Quick trip in here this morning. I need to go rassle up some folk and some information.

Happy, I need to go look up omega 6 but I thought all the omegas were supposed to be good for you. I'll check it out as I can.

Rennie - hope wee bella is okay and not suffering anything really bad.

I dragged one of the consultants down to the gym at five this morning. Not sure he is speaking to me now.

Okay - I will be back. Gotta go.

Shy Moment
07-15-2008, 10:00 PM
Bella is a bit better. Her fever is down to 103 from 104. I have to take her temp in the morning and call the vet. They gave her a shot and put her on some antibiotics. They have no idea what is wrong with her.

Shad
07-16-2008, 06:45 AM
Hope she improves by morning Rennie. It's always worrying when our furries are not well and they can't tell us what is wrong.

MELODY525
07-16-2008, 07:58 AM
CEEJAY....I AM TRYING VERY HARD TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS!! :rofl: STAY COOL DOWN THERE!!

SHAD....STOP DRAGGING PEOPLE TO THE GYM BY THEIR HAIR...DID YOU USE A CLUB TO KEEP HIM QUIET TOO??? :lol3:

RENNIE....HOPE BELLA WILL FEEL BETTER SOON.

:cofdate: JUST FINISHED MAKING A SIGN FOR THE EXCESSIVE HEAT THAT IS COMING OUR WAY. THEY CAN REPRINT IT ON THEIR COPIER DOWNSTAIRS....100 TIMES :faint: GUESS IT WILL BE EASY FOR ME TO STAY INDOORS, KEEP THE BODY COOL AND DO NOTHING NOW! MOTHER NATURE WILL DO WHAT THE DR TRIED TO! :rofl:
NOTHING ELSE IS NEW. WEIGHT IS HOLDING IN THE UPPER 180'S. BOUNCING AROUND. :dance:
JEN AND KIDDIES ARE WELL. RICHIE IS SWEATING IN NYC BUT LOVING THE WEEKENDS. THEY ARE ALL JUST SO HAPPY WITH EACH OTHER AND THE NEW TRAILER. ALL IS WELL IN THEIR NCORNER OF THE WORLD....AND MINE TOO!
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY :moped

:wave: TO HAPPY...I THINK I HEAR HER COMING IN NOW!

Shy Moment
07-16-2008, 09:02 AM
Bella is doing a bit better. Her fever is down to 101.9. She isn't eating yet and still won't drink water but at least the fever is down. Guess it is just going to take time. Doc wants to see her again Friday to check her blood work.

annie175
07-16-2008, 09:26 AM
Good Morning Everyone...

Rennie...Our pets are like are children, hope Bella is much better.


Holy Cow Shad...what did you do to the consultant that they are not speaking to you now??

MEL...how's the moving making business going? LOL

Michelle...you are still impressing me with the exercise and diet. Girl..you rock!!

Hot and Humid here in Indy. 92 degrees and humidity a billion. It is just awful..first it rains like crazy for months now we can stand the heat. Bleck.

Was up last night with that pain in my lower left back, like the kidney stone pain. Got me a glass of cranberry juice and a vicodin. Feel a bit better this morning. Still feel like something is not quite right tho.

Have a great hump day all.

Love and Hugs

happy2bme
07-16-2008, 09:27 AM
'morning chicks :wave:

Thanks for holding the door open Mel. :D Why are you making signs about the heat? Do people not watch the weather or is it just to remind them to be careful? You are a good woman. Your post made me check our weather. Looks like we will be near to kissing 100 degrees as the week wears on. You don't notice it that much when you go from air conditioned house to air conditioned office and back again. Be careful and remember to drink that water! Thanks for the food network link - they have some really good ideas. :hungry: Mel - I saw a countdown to Christmas ticker that I thought would have been perfect for you but the lines of code was more than 3FC would allow so no go :(

Glad Bella is doing better Shy - bet you wish it was moving along alot faster tho. She sounds pretty sick. Keep on giving her the loving...

Shad - Omega 6 is not a good Omega - you need some but not too much. The information is conflicting as usual. Was reading a bodybuilders forum and they said their is only 1.5 grams of fat in a large fillet so they were going to keep eating it. The thing I wasn't aware of with Tilapia is that it's farm raised and those crowded conditions are not only not very humane but they are breeding grounds for antibiotics and diseases - things I'm not sure I want to be eating. Shouldn't eat orange roughy because it's over farmed, wild salmon is very expensive, shellfish is full of cholesterol, limit the tuna because of mercury concerns - is looking more like vegetarian is the way to go. We as humans are destroying this planet bit by bit. But I digress... You dragged a consultant to the gym at 5 am? :yikes: :rofl: :rofl: That's too funny. You will have to wake him up in the afternoon. Good for you. Guess if you can't control the food too well you can control the movement.

Ceejay - I think everyone has an eating plan that kinda works for them. I think it depends on your taste and style. Stick with low carb if that works best for you. Even if you're doing WW - if you go lower carb you can do Core or get more food for your points on the Flex plan.

I looked over Core and decided it just won't work for me. Too many things I can't eat - like all the sugar free stuff - and stay on plan. I'm back on Flex but watching points and logging food religiously and keeping on the lower carb/low glycemic end of things.

Last night we had grilled steak. I made DH corn on the cob and I sauteed some fresh summer squash with a bit of onion and olive oil and it was very yummy. And only a 1/2 point to account for the olive oil. I actually ate well yesterday and stayed UNDER my points for the first time in a long time. I started out with a half dose of the Glucophage after I read about alot of intestinal issues as I already have to deal with them. And I am gulping down the water. Yesterday I passed up the Coke all day and had milk with supper and water with lunch. I feel so virtuous :lol:

Michelle - I can't see back to your post but I know you are out there. Thank you again for all your helpful advice :hug: I see that watermelon is high on the glycemic index. Please tell me I don't have to give that up :cry: I just bought a big melon at the farmer's market and it's sitting and waiting for me to cut it up.

Annie - hope you are feeling better now!

I have a follow up podiatrist appt this morning - best go get ready.

Hellos to the rest of the gang. :wave:

happy2bme
07-16-2008, 09:30 AM
Annie - there are certain foods that supposedly aggrivate the kidney stone condition - among them orange juice and chocolate - neither of which you probably indulge in anyway. My SIL went through a bad stretch with the stones. Just keep drinking and flushing and keep an eye out for fever or pain.

MELODY525
07-16-2008, 10:20 AM
FROM THE GORMETSLEUTH.COM

http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/images/shrimpfajitas.jpg
Shrimp Fajitas
A seafood version of an otherwise well known meat dish. The name "fajitas" refers to the type of meat used in the traditional version.


shrimp fajitas photo by: Mission Foods
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Makes: 6

I N G R E D I E N T S
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup tequila
2 garlic cloves; minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chile powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 lb. raw, peeled and deveined medium shrimp
10 flour tortillas
3 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large bell pepper; cut into strips
1 large onion; cut into strips
Fresh lime wedges

I N S T R U C T I O N S
In a glass bowl or baking dish, combine 1/2 cup oil, lime juice, tequila, garlic, salt, chili powder, and cumin. Blend well. Add chicken, cover, and marinate in refrigerator about 20 - 30 minutes. Do NOT marinate for longer or the lime will "cook" the shrimp. Drain, set aside.

Wrap tortillas in aluminum foil. Bake 15 minutes while preparing fajitas.

In a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat, heat 3 tablespoons oil. Add bell pepper and onion and cook about 2- 3 minutesAdd shrimp and stir for 2 minutes more. Shrimp is done when it turns bright pink. Spoon mixture on a plate and garnish with fresh lime wedges.

To Serve
Spoon 2 tablespoons of the shrimp mixture into a warm flour tortilla. Fold in half and serve hot.


FROM IVILLAGE.COM
Grilled Shrimp Fajitas with Papaya and Avocado Salsa


Excellent source of monounsaturated fat - the kind that appears to be healthful. A quick and easy recipe for a hot summer night.

Serving: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

1/2 lb. peeled and cleaned large shrimp

1 crushed garlic clove

1 green bell pepper, cut into strips

1/4 cup olive oil

1 seeded, peeled and diced papaya

1 heaping chopped tbsp. fresh cilantro

1 diced avocado (do not throw out pit)

Flour tortillas

1. Heat coals or gas grill.
2. In a bowl, combine papaya, cilantro and avocado to make salsa.
3. Add avocado pit to bowl to keep the avocado from turning color and store covered until ready to serve.
4. In a separate bowl, combine shrimp with olive oil, garlic and sliced green peppers.
5. Once grill is hot, set peppers and shrimp on the grill rack 5-6 inches from medium heat and grill approx. 12 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and are firm to the touch.
6. Remove from grill and serve in flour tortillas that have been warmed in the oven or microwave and garnish with papaya-avocado salsa.


Based on individual serving.
Calories: 251
Total Fat: 28 g
Carbohydrates: 54 g
Protein: 25 g
Source: Grill Girl

MELODY525
07-16-2008, 10:30 AM
GLAD BELLA IS A BIT BETTER RENNIE.


ANNIE I HOPE YOU GET RID OF WHATEVER IS LEFT IN THERE!! WATCH YOUR CALCIUM INTAKE TOO. SOME PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED BY THAT ALSO. DRINK! DRINK! DRINK!!! :hug: I AM THINKING OF CHANGING MY NAME TO KING VIDOR OF THE MOVIES!!! PR MAYBE QUEEN IS A BETTER IDEA :queen: :rofl:

HAPPY....I WOULD HAVE LOVED A XMAS TICKER COUNTDOWN!! IF YOU FIND ONE, I'LL SEND THE PASSWORD SO YOU CAN GET IT IN THERE!! ROFLMAO
HOPE THE BOO BOOS ARE FEELING BETTER. YOU FEEL VIRTUOUS ALL YOU WANT...YOU HAD A GREAT DAY AND MADE GOOD CHOICES! :cheer3: GOO HAPPY GO :cheer3:
DINNER SOUNDED GOOD. AT LEAST I KNOW I WILL HAVE A POOL AND GOOD EATS AT YOUR PLACE NEXT SUMMER!!
WHEN I SAW THE 6AM WEATHER REPORT THIS MORNING WARNING OF THE WEEK TO COME...I JUMPED OUT OF BED...WELL ROLLED IS A BETTER WORD...AND MADE THE SIGNS RIGHT AWAY. OUR MAYOR IS THE KINDA GUY THAT NEVER WANTS TO SEE SOMEONE PERISH FROM THE HEAT IF HE CAN HELP IT. EACH YEAR HUNDREDS OF SENIORS DO BECAUSE THEY HATE THE A/C. THEY JUST DON'T GET THE DRIFT OF THE RELATED HEALTH HAZARDS. STUBBORN OLD COOTS!!! :lol3: :lol3:

CAN YOU TELL I AM BORED...OK NO MORE TYPING FOR TODAY.

ceejay52
07-16-2008, 01:42 PM
Happy
I'm with you about the WW core plan and would much rather do the flex plan.
Dinner sounded good. I may have to sautee some squash for tomorrow night.

Rennie
Glad to hear Bella's fever is down.

Michelle
You are doing great on the food and exercise. Keep up the good work.

Annie
Hope you don't have a recurrance with those kidney stones.

Mel
Stay inside where it is cool.

Had fun yesterday at work. The power went off about 6.15 p.m and the plant was in operation. I had just talked to the boss outsdie, he and the stand by water sewer person had just got back from being on a call, so I used the radio to call him to come back to the plant to help me close the filter effluent valves. I can't answer the phone and do that at the same time. We did lose some water but we didn't have to purge the air out of the filters. Sometimie I wish I had a clone.

Need to go back and read what happened with Shad.

annie175
07-16-2008, 02:10 PM
Happy....yeah don't do citrus drinks since WLS. and I don't care for chocolate, it tastes like dirt to me.

I went to the doctor, she said I don't have any infection, but do have blood in my urine (quite a bit too). She said it could be from the trauma of having a kidney stone, or the stone is in my bladder raising havoc. If the pain doesn't get any worse, then keep doing what I am doing, and drink, drink, drink, if the pain gets worse go to ER, my need a urologist. GREAT. My lower half just hurts. Can't take my vicodin cause it makes me sleep and I don't think I could get away with that at work. The nausea meds make me sleep too. YIKES!! Oh Whoa is me, boo who who, get over it Annie, buck up bucko.

Love and Hugs

carla49
07-16-2008, 05:42 PM
Annie, I've had a couple of kidney stones years ago, and you're not being a big baby about it. They are very, very, painful. The first time I was in such pain I didn't call an ambulance because I was convinced I wouldn't be able to get down the stairs to let them in, after which I could barely walk all week. found sitting or getting up awful, probably residual pain from all the clenching and cramping of the actual stone. I only had one or two more (mild) episodes after that, and have always hydrated a lot more since then, although I no longer limit dairy. Just take it fairly easy, lots of water and rest, and don't do too much dairy for a while. Good luck!

carla49
07-16-2008, 05:57 PM
Yes, I am alive, and back from the trip to England, although I'm off again on a business trip. Life (and internet access) will remain very unsttled for the rest of the month, but I do lurk when I can.

Happy, do take care of yourself after that fall! And don't worry too much about the tilapia - most fish is farmed now, but then the chicken is full of antibiotics and growth hormone, the beef is destroying the ozone layer, and our veg and legumes are full of pesticides. Just call me Eyore... As for WW Core, you don't have to eat any of the FF or SF stuff, they just include that to make it easier to figure out and to help people who can't live without sweetness in their lives, and of course for that you have your lovely DH. :rofl: I guarantee that if you followed WW Core and allowed 35 extra flex points per week you'd just melt away. Having said that, the diabetes training (info session?) might be very helpful too. If we all followed a strict diabetic diet they'd have to change the name of the site to 3skinny chicks... In other words, do as Ms Junkfood says, not as she does :o :o.

Shad, don't know how you can exercise at 5 in the morning. Yuk. Also don't know if I'd want to spend much time in Jakarta which I remember as one heck of a smelly place. How long will you be there?

Mel, you got an email, so nothing more for you, except get your hand off that frappucino right now!!!! :lol3:

Everyone else, take care, I'll catch up one of these days. :wave:

happy2bme
07-16-2008, 09:25 PM
Ok Carla - so I went and licked DH. While he's alot of fun in a cotton candy sort of way, his "sweetness" just can't hold a candle to ice cream :lol3:

I will have to put on my big girl pants and go take another look at the Core Program. I just have to have SOME sugar in my life.

I checked out Exercise on Demand on Cable and they have the lovely Leslie Sansone back on again (she was gone for a few months and they rotated in some salsa chick). They also have Jillian Michael's (Biggest Loser Trainer) 30 Day Shred program that everyone is talking about. Problem is it's Shred 2 and Shred level 3. Last month must have been Shred 1. I will have to do some serious modification downwards. Maybe I'll just make buddies with Leslie again and catch some yoga and weights.

Today doesn't feel like it was as good of an eating day today but I'm sure I'm still within my points. There is fruit left to eat. Peaches are divine and I have the world's biggest cantelope on the counter. It's almost mutant cantaloupe and kind of scares me a little. :witch2: But it smells divine tho DH thinks it smells like the garbage needs taking out. :lol:

Ok, I need to go wash dishes now. See yah.

annie175
07-17-2008, 07:59 AM
Today is a better day!!

[COLOR="Magenta"]I STARTED MY FREAKIN PERIOD AFTER 12 WEEKS WITHOUT!! THAT SHOULD EXPLAIN SOME OF THE PAIN AND BODY ACHES. DANG IT[/COLOR

Other than bleeding like a stuck pig and cramps, things are much better today. Amen

Everyone have a great day.

Love and Hugs

annie175
07-17-2008, 08:00 AM
whoops lost some of the effects

MELODY525
07-17-2008, 08:13 AM
CEEJAY...I WISH WE COULD CLONE OURSELVES! :rofl: THEN WE REALLY COULD BE TWO PLACES AT ONCE. GLAD YOU HAD HELP THERE...PERFECT TIMING!

ANNIE...I AM SO SORRY YOU'RE GOING THRU THIS. HOPE IT ALL ENDS SOON. STONES ARE SUCH NASTY THINGS TO HAVE. I CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE THE PAIN YOU'RE GOING THRU. SO BOO HOO AWAY ALL YOIU WANT!! :hug: TAKE CARE.

CARLA....:welcome: BACK TO THE CONTINENT!
I HAD A LAUGH AT THE ADVICE FOR HAPPY. WE WOULD BE ALL SKINNY CHICKS FOR SURE...IT'S SUCH A HEALTHY DIET! AFTER I CHECK ON HERE I WILL GO AND CHECK MY MAILBOX :scooter: AND....I DON'T HAVE ANY FRAPPUCCINOS LEFT! SO MY HANDS ARE EMPTY!:lol3: :lol3:

HAPPY.....MY BEST ADVICE WOULD BE TO BEGIN SLOWLY. THIS WAY THERE AREN'T ANY SORE MUSCLES THAT WILL MAKE WORKING AND SLEEPING UNENJOYABLE. IT WILL ALSO KEEP YOU FROM FEELING GENERALLY BAD & SAD. CAUSE YOU KNOW IF WE FEEL THAT WAY THEN THE SWEET TOOTH GETS EVEN STRONGER...COMFORT FOODS!
I THINK YOU AND I NEED TO GO TO A SPA AND STAY THERE TIL;L WE LOSE THE WEIGHT...WONDER IF BETTY FORD HAS A SUGARS ANONYMOUS??? :rofl:
PS~ tell dh he is right...everytime i go in the kitchen it stinks like old garbage!!! :faint:

:sunny: GOOD MORNING CHICKIESANOTHER LOVELY BRIGHT DAY. I FEEL VERY HUNGRY THIS MORNING. MIGHT BE A GOOD DAY TO WEIGH MYSELF. YOU WOULD THINK WE ARE GETTING READY FOR AN INVASION OF ALIENS INSTEAD OF JUST HIGHER TEMPS BY THE AMOUNT OF THE OFFICE DRAMA. I HAVE ALL MY STUFF IN ONE BAG NEAR THE DOOR INCASE OF BLACKOUT AND THE HEADLIGHT CHAIR IS GOING TO GET CHARGED UP RIGHT NOW. I AM READY FREDDY!! CANCELLED THE FOOD SHOP TODAY. ARM SAID IT'S NOT READY JUST YET. I AM GOING TOMORROW WHEN I CAN GET MORE HELP FROM WILLY AND FRIDAYS ARE SLOWER AT THE STORE.
THE "MOVIE CLUB" GAVE ME BACK THE HOMEMADE TV GUIDE AND I SEE A GAZILLION CHECKMARKS WHEN I FLIPPED THRU THE 2 MONTHS WORTH OF PAGES!:yikes: I TOLD THEM THEY ARE GONNA NEED A PASSLE OF TAPES AND BETTER GO TO ALL THE STORES AND LASSO UP ALL THEY CAN FIND! CAUSE NOW THEY HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE THEIR OWN "LIBRARY" OF TAPES AND KEEP THEM ALL :faint: WELL.......THEY ARE HAPPY AND THE ROOM NEVER HAD SO MANY SMILING FACES IN IT AT ONE TIME. THE MAYOR OF COURSE IS THRILLED TO SEE SOME OF THEM ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING. HE IS PROMOTING A GARDEN/BUILDING BEAUTIFICATION PROGRAM AND IS GOING TO OVERSEE THE MEETING TOO.
THE LIST OF SENIORS IS GROWING FOR THE CLUB. I AM EXCITED FOR THEM TOO. FINALLY....I SEE SOME LIFE IN THIS OLD BUILDING. HOPEFULLY THAT LIFE-LIGHT WILL GROW NOW. IN THE FUTURE, I THINK EVEN JEN WOULD JOIN IN ONCE SHE SEES IF THEY KEEP IT UP.
BETTER GO AND GET BREAKFAST. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.
HAPPY HUMP DAY!! :moped:

MELODY525
07-17-2008, 08:15 AM
OH ANNIE....IF THAT IS THE CAUSE OF THE PAIN....THANK GOD!!! LET US ALL KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED THAT IT IS!!! :dance: FEEL BETTER :hug:

MELODY525
07-17-2008, 08:36 AM
Why, Why, Why,

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are almost dead?

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Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they already know there is not enough money?

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Why does someone
believe you when you say there are four billion stars; but have to check when you say the paint is still wet?

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Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

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Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

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Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

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Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?

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If people evolved from apes,
why are there still apes?

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Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

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Is there ever a day that mattresses
are not on sale?

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Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

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Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

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Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

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How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

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When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, 'It's all right?' Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, 'That really hurt, why don't you watch where you're going?'

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Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

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In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

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How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

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And my FAVORITE......
The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends --
if they're okay, then it's you. :crazy:

happy2bme
07-17-2008, 08:47 AM
Good morning chicks,

Mel - it's good to see the serniors getting interested in something. Bored groups of people are no fun whether they are 2 or 82. And the garden club sounds like something perfect for them. I hope things keep up. I had forgotten about the famous east coast rolling blackouts until you mentioned having your bag packed. Yikes. Blackouts would just send me over the edge on my phobia of getting stuck in elevators :yike: :yike: :yikes: Hope the weather doesn't get too uncomfortable for you - stay the cool chick that you are :lol: And thank you for the advice.

Not sure what is going on - new meds or change in diet but I am more tired than usual and everything hurts. It's spots all over my body rather than a full body ache but it's not a good feeling. I may have to break down and take a pain pill. Maybe I should be like the cat and just go stretch my body out in full on the hot pavement - kitty version of a hot stone treatment :lol: She has her eyes closed and is almost smiling so there must be something to it!

Annie - glad you finally got your period. 3 months without - well that sounds like a vengeful one is on it's way. Hope you feel better soon. This has not be a good couple of weeks for you. Hopefully this is the end of the down cycle and you can peak back up again. Hugs and a heating pad extended out to you ...

Carla - it's great to see you again - you and Shad the world travellers. You are actually pretty right about the diabetes diet. My cousin went to classes in an effort to support her dad who was newly diagnosed and not too fond of changing his ways. She lost something like 40 pounds following their diet - and she had had a difficult time knocking the weight off before. I thought chocolate was supposed to be the devil but I guess it's sugar in general. Happy travels to you - hopefully no more hotel rooms from :censored: coming your way!

Ceejay - sometime you will have to tell us more about what you do at work. I'm sure we all take for granted getting clean water out of the tap. Hope you have a better day today.

And a good evening to you Shad. Hope you had a good training day and you are sitting with your feet up, relaxing and winding down for the day. Did you find another victim for the 5am gym class or has word gotten out about you? :rofl:

How's Bella doing Shy?

While I had a good eating day on Tuesday - yesterday was a way over points day. It started with an innocent turkey sandwich. Too much cheese, bread itself even tho a small piece and those darn baked potatoes that I knew I should not be eating but couldn't resist added up to alot of points overage. I try not to use my flex points so I'll aim for not using all the regular points today. Much as I hate to accept it, it's all about planning ahead of time, concious choices and most importantly, not being backed into a corner by lack of planning and just grabbing something because you are hungry.

At least the scale has gone down a little so I have hope that if I do my part, perhaps I can have some success.

Time to "go make the donuts" as they say. Have a good day everyone. Hello to the rest of those I didn't get to individually. :wave:

happy2bme
07-17-2008, 08:49 AM
:lol: Mel - I have often pondered many of them myself - particularly Tarzan. And I do several of them too :D

Ruthxxx
07-17-2008, 08:51 AM
:cry: :cry: :cry: I just can't keep up with a whole bunch of personals but I do read.

I'm feeling slightly overwhelmed with dog sitting, Pyper visits, grand daughter Tayler here while her mum had an hysterectomy and all the work for the Fair. T. goes home tomorrow and there will be three days with no company until the Pypers arrive on Monday for the week. I am hoping for gorgeous weather wso they are out in the boat or at the Fair most of the time! I love them all dearly but three dogs and five adults means chaos in this small house.

Enough whining. I'm outta here to package the Good Food Box stuff and then will take dear Hershey to the vet to check out her fur loss. Her lovely tail plume is gone and looks like a grey stick! I'm afraid I've been neglecting her a bit with all the fuss over Disney. I just hope the vet doesn't tell me to keep her out of the water as she just loves wallowing in the pool on these hat and humid days.

Just got an email from my sister blasting me a bit for not staying in touch. Funny but phones work both ways, don't they? Slaps self upside the head for being beetchy!

diyana
07-17-2008, 09:30 AM
A Terrific Thursday to all -

On Tuesday night, I did a scavenger hunt at work with members of my team competing against members of other teams. Each team had to stay together the whole time as we ran from building to building up and down stairs for an hour! Talk about a great workout! I know I wouldn't have been able to do this 6 months ago, that's for sure! Anyway, we unfortunately came in 4th place out of 10 teams, but it was fun and it burned a ton of calories I'm sure. Anyway, I was still feeling the effects of it yesterday after work, so I took the day off from the gym. I'll go tonight though.

Rennie - I hope Bella is doing better now. It's good that her temp is back in the normal range for dogs (between 100.5 and 102.5).

Shad - I hope things are going well for you in JK. Good for you for forcing consultants to exercise!! Most of them need it! :lol: I always wish I could get up early and exercise...I just do better after work, plus it helps me get rid of all the pent up stress from the work day. It's good that everyone has their exercise preferences....otherwise the gyms would be even more crowded. :rofl:

Mel - We're having the hot and muggy weather here too, and a bit of "unhealthy" air. Of course, what they consider unhealthy air in Wisconsin is crystal clear compared to Silicon Valley where I used to live. :lol: I'm glad that mother nature and the doc are working together to help you rest and relax. Stay cool. The shrimp recipes look so yummy!! It's so nice of you to do so much for the seniors! And so nice that they are getting involved in the movies and gardening, etc.

Annie - Sounds like you're having the same weather we are. Try and stay cool. I hope you feel better soon. Just keep flushing away - and do watch the calcium and dairy intake. Yup, getting the monthlies would explain your pain! Hang in there, sweetie.

Happy - A countdown to Christmas ticker? I do not want any reminders that winter is on its way. :yikes: Please do be careful with all the bigger fish (salmon, tuna, etc.). The bigger the fish are, the more little fish they need to eat and the more mercury stays in their systems. Better to eat the little fish...you won't get as much mercury then. You'll do fine on the flex plan as long as you log your food and track your points. YGG! Your steak and summer squash dinner sounds wonderful! You don't want to stay under your points either. Hit your point target exactly - or your body will think it's in starvation mode. You don't have to "give up" anything that's high on the glycemic index...just watch the portion and add some protein with it - you should be fine. I hope your podiatrist appt went well. I'll have to check to see if we have Exercise on Demand cable. Some good gentle stretching might just do you good. As for your over points....bread is not your enemy...bread without fiber is, as are potatoes. Make the best choices you can...strive for progress not perfection.

Ceejay - I think you do need a clone for all the important work you do around the plant.

Carla - Great to hear from you! I hope you had a wonderful trip to England and have a fantastic fun and productive business trip.

Ruth - Sheesh, you sure are busy. don't overdo, okay? I hope Hershey's vet visit goes well.

Well, I've gotta go. Lots to get done today!

Love and hugs,

Shy Moment
07-17-2008, 08:48 PM
di
Yes, her temp is normal now. If I could just get her to eat more than a bite here and a bite there I would be happy. She won't even touch her dog food but I am not going to push that until she is eating normal then I will put her back on her own food. right now it is chicken breasts. She is eating better than the kids lol. I told them Wellllll if she eats your chicken breast guess you are going to have to eat the dog food lol.

Ruth
Oh I do understand. I have 5 extra people in my house lol. I have a large house and I still feel like I am stepping on, over or around someone all the time. 4 of those 5 people are under age 11 lol. Sure hope they find out what is going on with Hershey and can get it all fixed up.

Happy
Hope you start to feel better. Bella is a bit better. She isn't eating anything but a bite of chicken breast here and there but at least she is eating that. Not going to force her dog food on her ( which she loves but is turning her nose up to right now ) until she is a bit better. Maybe will try again tomorrow. That is why I am so glad I have dropped some weight. I DO NOT do elevators I use the stairs everywhere I go. I have a friend that lives 6 flights up and I do those flights every time I go to visit her.

Melody
Sounds like you have things under control. Glad everyone is finding something to get involved in. It is no fun to sit around with nothing to do.

Annie
Oh welcome to my world a couple of times a year. Now you have an excuse for how your kids spell your name lol.

Happy
I love Leslie. Her and I have become good friends.

Shad
07-17-2008, 09:34 PM
Selamat pagi or good morning in Indonesian.
See I am learning even if I am not very good at the monotone that it must be delivered in.
apa kabar - how are you?

Short note, may be even shorter than envisioned since I am waiting for the class to arrive and since they work on Jakarta time, it could be anytime from now on. I am here just incase. JIC they ever turn up. M-L tells me it took her 1 hour to drive 15kms to work this morning. Suspect there might be a bit of traffic build up out there somewhere eh!

Poor Annie - no wonder you were in such pain. Yuk. There will be a big dam in there I am sure. Hope it doesn't last too long.

Carla - good to see you back. I was beginning to think the worst here. But you turned up. Did you do any walking while in the UK? We will have to try and get together on another trip and see if we can do some of Britains best walks. Another thing to add to the trip list! as if I needed more. I will have to live to 95 to get through it all.

Happy - I have always found that when all else fails, the natural product is best. In the case of sugar, I don't have a problem although I know you do. My trick in this case would be to limit the amount of natural sugar to whatever is the ww limit of the substitutes and when that is gone, go without. I've always found natural and moderation to be the best for me. At one time when I was really dedicated and motivated, I used to weigh out all the daily ingredients and put them on one shelf of the fridge. I then ate when and what I wanted from the shelf. Once it was gone, so were the daily rations. It did work, but required dedication. Especially if you have someone else in the house that can and does eat anything and everything. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. *sigh*

Okay - it is half and hour past start time now. The trainer is here and about two others, the rest are yet to arrive. Gotta love Jakarta time. I'm now told there is a demonstration on the streets somewhere. Probably because the Bali Bombers lost their final appeal in court yesterday and are now headed for the firing squad. Such is life.

Mel - happy gardening. Get in there and get the vegs growing. Such fun for the seniors. Probably takes some of them back to the great depression days - and I guess for some it is getting that way again. News is doom and gloom for world economies. But take care that you don't hurt yourself trying to help the rest of the world. Loved the jokes. Yep the last one does bear thinking about. I just quoted it to a roomful of consultants. They took a vote, they think I am the nuts one. ooooaaaaah

Gotta go.

Shad
07-18-2008, 06:30 AM
Don't know how often i will be able to get in over the weekend. I am going out to see Jakarta tomorrow and won't be back in the office until Monday. so if I don't see ya - have a good weekend.

Ruthxxx
07-18-2008, 06:35 AM
Have a good weekend yourself, Ms. Shad. Hershey sends her love.

happy2bme
07-18-2008, 07:12 AM
Good morning ladies,

I have an early morning meeting so I don't have time to post here right now. Just browsing through. Will try to get back later.

Have fun seeing Jakarta Shad. Be careful and find they enjoyable bits.

Later chicks :wave:

diyana
07-18-2008, 07:48 AM
Happy Happy Friday! TGIF!!

Rennie - I'm glad to hear that Bella is doing a bit better. Dogs always seem to like boiled chicken breasts. We've had to resort to that when ours wouldn't eat. And if she's not drinking much water....perhaps try some of the water you boil the chicken in so it has a bit of flavor.

Shad - So cool that you're learning (and teaching us) Indonesian! An hour to drive 15kms? Sheesh that sounds like traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area. I hope you have a wonderful weekend touring Jakarta!

Ruth - I hope you have a great weekend too. What did the vet say about Hershey's fur loss?

Happy - I hope your meeting goes well and that you have a great Friday!

A big :wave: to Mel, Annie, Ceejay, Carla, Patty and everyone else!

Love and hugs,

ceejay52
07-18-2008, 10:00 AM
Popping in to say hello :wave: No news is good news.

MELODY525
07-18-2008, 01:35 PM
SHAD...HAVE A GREAT TIME SIGHT SEEING!! COME BACK AND TELL US ALL ABOUT IT!!!

HAPPY...SORRY ABOUT THE ACHY BODY. HOPE YOU FIND A "CURE" SOON TO EASE THE PAIN!:hug: TELL THE CAT TO MOVE OVER AND MAKE ROOM FOR YOU!! HOT STUFF:flame:

RUTH...ENJOY THE COMAPANY AND THE CHAOS...IT WILL ALL SOON BE OVER!! :rofl:

MICHELLE...NICE IDEA FOR THE OFFICE TO HAVE THE HUNT!! LOOK HOW MUCH HEALTHIER YOU ARE :cheers:

CEEJAY..WAVING BACKI AT YA :wave:

RENNIE....GLAD THE DOGGIE IS FEELING BETTER.

:wave: TO ANNIE AND OUR MISSING CHICKS!!!

:flame: HOT AS HADES OUT THERE :devil: SOMEONE POICKED UP SOME STUFF FOR ME AND THE LITTLE STORE SHOULD BE DELIVERING SOON. :dance: I STAYED INDOORS AND MENACED THE MAINTENANCE DEPT IN MY VACATIONING BOSS'S STEAD :rollpin: THEY LOVE ME!!
NOTHING NEW. GOING TO BE AN INDOORS WEEKEND TOO. TOO MUCH CRAP OUT THERE. REMEMBER THE GENT FROM INDIA WITH THE CRUSH??:love: WELL HE IS BACK AND I SPENT THE BETTER PART OF THE DAY AVOIDING HIM!!! :yikes:
HAPPY FRIDAY AND Selamat pagi TO YOU TOO KAURANGI!!
ADIOS MI AMIGAS :scooter:

MELODY525
07-18-2008, 02:06 PM
A LITTLE BEATLES FOR OUR WEEKEND..............

Asked a girl what she wanted to be
She said baby, can't you see
I wanna be famous, a star on the screen
But you can do something in between

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

I told that girl that my prospects were good
And she said baby, it's understood
Working for peanuts is all very fine
But I can show you a better time

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

Beep beep'm beep beep yeah

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

I told that girl I can start right away
When she said listen babe I got something to say
I got no car and it's breaking my heart
But I found a driver and that's a start

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah

annie175
07-18-2008, 03:55 PM
Hey Girly Girls.....thought I would check in a few minutes before I check out of work. TGIF for sure. Gonna rest up this weekend. Only thing on the agenda is taking Hella Bella to the vet for her shots. Oh she is gonna love that. It's a new vet too, since we moved last year. Won't they be excited to get a devil dog.

I have one cucumber and on jalapeno ready for picking out of my garden and many large green tomatos, if I get a hankering fry some up.

Everyone have a marvelous weekend.

Love and Hugs

diyana
07-18-2008, 04:50 PM
Hey everyone - A quick check in from me before I leave work. My back is a bit stiff...I'm thinking I overdid it a little at the gym last night. It's not so sore that it'll keep me from enjoying the weekend! Yay!

Annie - enjoy your garden veggies, and I hope Hella Bella does okay with her shots.

Mel - Try and stay indoors and stay cool in the hot muggy weather.

to everyone else - I hope you're enjoying your Friday (and for Shad - your sightseeing weekend!).

Love and hugs

Shad
07-18-2008, 07:54 PM
Ha,
Found that I have a complimentary 24 hour internet service here. I'm supposed to have a free one according to one of the people here, but I haven't yet found the internet pop up that I am supposed to get. So maybe you will hear from me over the weekend.

Pieter - the HR guy from South Africa and I have booked a driver and printed out a list of things to do and see in JK. So we will mark the first choice things and maybe get to 5 or 6 of them (out of 25). I'll let you know what happens. Our driver is from the company. And I feel a bit guilty about taking him away from his family for the day, but he seems happy enough. They all seem happy enough, but it is very hard to gauge what they are thinking and how they are feeling. Maybe, maybe not. I'm taking my phrase book with me and Pieter is really good on languages. He's better than me at picking up the pronounciation etc.

Anyway, lets hope that you have a really good weekend. Ruth, I read the 'Beach' section, sounds like you have a lot of things in front of you. Tell Hershey that I want to see a magnificent tail again next time I come back. No grey dull and lifeless bits. I used to put a raw egg in Shads dinner and that seemed to help his coat as well, along with scads of veges etc.

Mel - how do you hide a wheelchair in the closet or where ever? Happy hiding from the Indian folks.

Michelle, Annie, Ceejay - have a great weekend. Don't do anything I wouldn't.

Happy - hope things slow down a bit for you soon. Too much work and not enough down time isn't good for your health.

And with that I'd better go and get dressed. Breakfast calls and then our BIG Day out.

See ya

MELODY525
07-19-2008, 07:29 AM
ANNIE...REST UP GIRL AND HOP[E YOU HAVE A PAIN-FREE WEEKEND! GOOD LUCK WITH HELLA BELLA!!

MICHELLE....A COOL WEEKEND TO YOU AS WELL! TAKE CARE OF THAT BACK...HOW WILL YOU EXERCISE FOR US IF YOU'RE IN PAIN!! :rofl:

SHAD....SOUNDS LIKE YOU AND PIETER HAVE THE WEEKEND IN HAND. WOULD I EXPECT ANY LESS?? GLAD THE DRIVER COULD BE SO ACCOMODATING. MAYBE HE NEEDS/LIKES THE EXTRA MONEY FOR HIS FAMILY. EITHER WAY, ENJOY! HOPE YOU FIND THE INTERNET FREEBIE BUTTON!!

GOT UP EARLY AND FOUND AT 6 AM IT WAS 80 DEGREES ALREADY. MY THEORY WAS TO WASH MY HAIR AND GO OUT IN THE BACKYARD WITH BREAKFAST BAR BEFORE THE ACCT ARRIVES BUT NO DICE....HE SHOULD BE HERE SOON. NOTHING NEW HERE. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.
HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY :moped:=========

Shad
07-19-2008, 09:26 AM
Jeez woman, change the comment under your name will ya??? I don't wanna know about Christmas for at least another 18 months.

Well we have been and come back from around JK. I'm so pleased I don't drive here. People hooting and tooting and sirens and all - supposed to be 3 lane highways and they turn them into 5. I thought France was stupid enough on the roads, but this place has them beat.
Anyway, we went to the National Monument which is huge and has an interesting museum under it. Took the elevator up to the top. The elevator driver was suffering from a hangover by the look of it. He certainly didn't want to be at work anyway. Then we went to the Mosque. It is the biggest mosque in SE Asia and the Pacific and will hold up to 250,000 people at a time. We had to take our shoes off and get dressed in djellabahs but at least we didn't have to take the veil!!!!
Then we went to the Old town and had lunch. Interesting architecture and we had lunch at the cafe batavia. Apparently this is where the top brass went in the days of the old Dutch East Indies and there are photos everwhere of Katherine Hepburn, Alan Dale, Churchill, etc and some more recent ones of Clint Eastwood and Elton John. etc. Quite an interesting experience going to the loo and being faced with a picture of nude bodies on the beach - however tasteful some of them might be. You don't expect that in Indonesia.
Then we went to a museum of puppets. The guide there was very good and knowledgeable and he was telling us that the family history of puppeteering goes back 500 years. We were having a really good time until he started pestering for a tip. That sort of took the edge off things somewhat. Finally we went to the Sunda Kelapa which is a historic trading post from the 16th century and apparently has a fish market. Well as far as I am concerned it was a dirty, rundown, not very nice area of town and I don't want to go back there. How the other half lives isn't even in the running. Yuk.

So then we made it back to the hotel through crowded streets and hawkers. They jump through the traffic trying to sell you anything from Indonesian flags to dirty magazines. You wouldn't touch the food with the end of a barge pole either.
Despite all that I did enjoy the day. It would be nice to do some shopping in a mall somewhere, but I might just have to get a cab one night and go to the nearest one and see whats there. We missed the Orchard garden, which I did want to see, but I will be back again at another time and I'll try for it then.

Meantime have a good Saturday. I'm about to call mine quits and go to bed with a book. Tomorrow, I'm going swimming in the pool and generally not doing much else at all. Don't know if the shops are open or not. But I guess I'll find something to do.

ceejay52
07-19-2008, 10:30 AM
Will be leaving at 10. 30 a.m. so this will be short. Driving to my uncles for the rest of the week end.

Have a safe week end.

happy2bme
07-19-2008, 11:50 AM
Happy Saturday ladies,

Well with new meds comes side effects. And trying to figure out what's causing what has been fun. This week I am dealing with extreme vertigo (not a side effect but probably sinus related) so bad that at times it makes me stumble and be nauseated. I am also having random pains, am more tired than usual, and was woken up not once but twice last night with excruiating charlie horses - one in each leg (probably a side effects). I had a little more sugar yesterday than normal - not in the traditional sweets way but through simple carbs and I felt crummy all afternoon. People say if you have too much sugar you pay for it but what exactly does that mean? More time out in the potty? Seems like this glucophage acts a bit as a dieuretic (sp?) as well as Intestinal Draino (sorry if TMI). It's like a big cause and effect puzzle to put together and it is a bit maddening. I read an article yesterday about the meds we are taking - so many of them have tons of side effects - more than before and I have always been of the mindset that if the side effects give me more issues than the original problem, to heck with that medicine :kickcan: :lol: They suggest not taking more than 3 medications at a time. Right now I have thyroid pills, Celebrex and the Glucophage. I have had to break down and take an occasional pain pill but I'm trying hard not to. So that's kind of my focus at the moment - getting things straightened out. I've pretty much gotten rid of last week's bloat on the scale but no dramatic weight loss at the moment - I'm just glad to be back down the few pounds I was 3 weeks ago and we'll go from there. I am being more dedicated to planning and logging and sticking to my WW points. Lots of things to do this weekend, a lot of odds and ends kind of stuff like wash the car and finish planting flowers, maybe some weeding and closet clean outs. Still hot and dry here with no rain in sight.

Ceejay - have a good visit and a safe trip.

Shad- there are bits and pieces of your trip that sounded interesting but for the most part, it made me glad to just have to commute 10 miles to work and back :lol: Certainly not as interesting for you as roaming the Irish countryside or the wilds of Canada, eh? But at least you got out of the office and the apartment. How long is your stay?

Mel - wash your hair but don't comb it through - just let it dry all sticking this way and that - kinda like that Nick Nolte famous mug shot. That should scare off the accountant that has the hots for you :rofl: Keep your cool my friend, stay out of the hot sun and muggy, not good for the lungs polluted air. Mel you had me singing the Beatles all afternoon ;) In the morning we were talking about the new movie Momma Mia so we were all doing snippets of Abba songs.

Michelle- hope you worked the kinks out of your back. I see that Forbes magazine named your town as one of the top 5 for young professionals. Lots of big companies up your way which I wasn't aware of. Has the job market picked up? Not sure if Chicago got any new companies - when I left many of them were exiting the city or were bought out by other companies that shut down operations there and moved them to cheaper places in the country.

Hoping the "Bella Sisters" Annie and Shy have a good weekend with their respective pups :)

Shy I will ALWAYS take the stairs if I have the option too. No matter how high up (which is why I always visit people and doctors in low height buildings :lol: )

The day is flying by, better get my keester in gear. Hello to the rest of the chicks :wave: enjoy your weekend.

MELODY525
07-19-2008, 12:32 PM
:grouphug: Just felt like doing this

MELODY525
07-19-2008, 06:32 PM
Girls....after a long hot humid day of Christmas shopping on the internet..what better way to cool of than with a nice tall glass of Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade! :hohoho:

http://www.pallensmith.com/assets/images/recipes/2556-230.jpg

Recipe by The Viking Cooking School

P.Allen Smith says:( of Garden Home tv fame)
"As a southerner, I'm certainly familiar with iced tea and lemonade and all the possible permutations you could come up with. But I have to say this idea of raspberry-watermelon lemonade, well, that was a new twist. Chef Chris Green from the Viking Cooking School in Memphis gave me this recipe that's sure to add sparkle to any summer day."
Servings: 4
Ingredients:
6 cups watermelon, cubed and seeded
1/4 cup raspberries
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup club soda


Instructions:
Place the watermelon and raspberries in a blender; cover and blend until smooth.

Strain through fine mesh strainer into pitcher.

Stir together the sugar and lemon juice until the sugar dissolves; add to strained liquid; refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

When ready to serve, add the club soda and pour over ice cubes.

MELODY525
07-19-2008, 06:43 PM
HAPPY...IT'S NOT THE ACCOUNTANT! :rofl: IT A WIDOWED VISITING FATHER OF WOMAN WHO LIVES DOWN THE STREET THAT HAS THE CRUSH :lol3: :lol3:
AS FOR THE MEDS....YOU KNOW THE OLD SAYING THAT IF IT DOESN'T KILL US THEN MAYBE IT WILL CURE US!
I AM SO SORRY YOU ARE GOING THRU THIS...JUST WHEN THEY SOUNDED SO GOOD. MAYBE IT'S THE COMBO???
SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS :hug:

SHAD...DO THEY HAVE XMAS IN JAKARTA? HOW DO THEY SAY THAT OVER THERE? INQUIRING MINDS NEED TO KNOW THIS!!! :rofl: :rofl: AND PLEASE TRY NOT TO YSE FOUL LANGUAGE WHEN YOU REPLY TO THIS POST :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: THE OUTING SOUNDED GREAT AND VERY INTERESTING. HOPE YOU GET TO THE GARDENS. HAPPY SWINMMING :swim:

CEEJAY.....GUESS YOU ARE ALREADY IN PARAGOULD AND DINING WITH FAMILY. ENJOY!

happy2bme
07-19-2008, 08:55 PM
Here you go Mel -

Selamat Hari Natal & Selamat Tahun Baru (Merry Christmas in Indonesian)

here's a link to a page as we travel the world - Merry Christmas in just about every blinkin' language of the world. (Sorry Shad, she's got me on a roll :o )

Merry Christmas in 100 Languages (http://christmas.newarchaeology.com/merry-christmas.php)
Now the trick is - the words are there but can you PRONOUNCE it? :lol:

happy2bme
07-19-2008, 08:59 PM
I'm liking my new avatar. Cue the 5th Dimension... I always thought that Marilyn McCoo was so pretty.

Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?
Would you like to glide in my beautiful balloon?
We could float among the stars together, you and I.

For we can fly.
We can fly!
Up, up and away, in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon!

The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon.
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon.
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky,

For we can fly.
We can fly!
Up, up and away, in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon!

Suspended under the twilight canopy
We'll search the clouds for a star to guide us.
If by some chance you find yourself loving me,
We'll find a cloud to hide us, we'll keep the moon beside us.

Love is waiting there in my beautiful ballon.
Way up in the air in my beautiful balloon.
If you'll hold my hand, we'll chase your dream across the sky,

For we can fly.
We can fly!
Up, up and away, in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon!
Balloon... up up and away, up up and away, up up and away...

Shad
07-19-2008, 09:02 PM
I'm not sure I should tell you what Christmas is in B'hasa (Indonesian style). I don't want to know so why should I tell you????
Oh okay, I give in, since you love it so much.
Christian = Kristen
Christmas Day = Hari Natal
Christmas Eve = Malam Natal
Church = gereja
Cathedral = Katedral
Catholic = Katolik
Every other religion appears to be lumped under Protestant = Protestan.

And believe it or not, there are actually quite a number of christians around the place including Indonesians. There is a large Cathedral (Catholic) across the road from the biggest mosque we visited yesterday. AND they all appear to co-habitate quite happily. Tell me religious wars are not political???
Religion is agama and to be religious is beragama.
Prayer is doa or sembayang and a prayer book is a buku doa.
And the muzzein makes a hellavu noise at prayer times when calling the faithful.
Todays lesson is habis (finished) and aren't you glad about that.

Okay, I seem to have picked up a bit of delhi belly or montezuma's revenge or maybe the gut has just gone out in sympathy with Happy. I feel okay, but spend a fair amount of time on the loo. Anyway if it doesn't settle down by tonight I will raid the first aid kit for imodium and fix it that way.

Going down to breakfast now, then do some smalls washing and then swim. That should take care of most of the morning.

Back later.

Shad
07-19-2008, 09:05 PM
See Happy is sneaking in above me and going to the translation pages.

Goodonya Happy.

apa kabar

Shad
07-19-2008, 09:10 PM
Just had a look at Happy's languages. In Maori, most of us would say Meri Kitima not that mouthful of words that that thing says.

Selamat is good, welcome, happy, congratulations etc. Depends on what it is teamed with as to what it means.

happy2bme
07-19-2008, 09:39 PM
That goes to show you that you can't trust those funky translation pages.

Sorry to hear you've got dehli belly tho I think I will adopt that as one of my new phrases. Try to get the bug out, then plug it up with Immodium. Hope you feel better Shad - :hat: - me offering you a glass of ginger ale. Ginger tea is also good for settling the stomach.

MELODY525
07-20-2008, 07:32 AM
:( DELHI BELLY! GOD HOW I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO GIVE ME THAT! :D BUT I AM SORRY TO HEAR YOU HAVE IT. HOPE IT LEAVES AS FAST AS IT CAME!! HAPPY SWIMMING!! AND A MERI KITIMA TO YOU ALSO :santa:
FEEL BETTER! :hug:

HAPPY~ Geseende Kerfees en 'n gelukkige nuwe jaar (Merry Christmas in Afrikaans) TO YOU ALSO!!! :mrsclaus: YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY STARTING IT OFF WITH A GOOD LAUGH!!:p HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER AS WELL. AS FOR THE AVATAR....I LOVE IT!!! SO ADORABLE TAKING OFF INTO THE AIR. :rofl: THE SONG IS FIRMLY IMPLANTED INTO MY HEAD AND I'LL SOAR ALONG WITH YOU TODAY! :hug:

I AM SITTING HERE WISHING THE ACCT WOULD CALL AND CANCEL AGAIN TODAY. JUST NOT IN THE MOOD. AND HOPING TOO NO ONE COMES WITH HIM. THEN IT WOULD BE ONLY OPEN AND CLOSE THE OFFICE ONCE :carrot: THE TENANTS ARE ALL BEING VERY GOOD. TAKING CABS AND NOT WALKING ANYWHERE. BY WEDS WE SHOULD HAVE TEMPS BACK INTO THE 80'S.
NOT SURE HOW LONG I WAS SITTING HERE WATCHING MY CURSOR BLINK :lol3: GUESS I AM NOT AWAKE YET!
HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY! :moped:

Shad
07-20-2008, 08:06 AM
Got over the Delhi belly - no need for imodium - just water and good food. Feel great now. Spent the day doing a bit of work, a bit of a walk, a bit of a swim and a bit of a read. Listened to the iman yelling at the faithful to come to prayer. Holy cow he makes a noise.
Anyway, I think I will make a cup of tea, watch a bit of mindless tv, read a book for a while and then go to bed.

Selamat pagi - good morning to you all. And from me:
assalamualaikum - peace be on you

to which I'm sure I heard you reply - alaikumsalam - on you be peace

Nighty night or good morning really to you lot.

happy2bme
07-20-2008, 11:02 AM
Selamat pagi and assalamualaikum chicklettes :coffee:

Hope you are all having a good weekend. I got up early today, went outside to chase the pesky blackbirds away from the feeder and it seems like it's going to be a hot one today.

Yesterday I washed both cars and detailed mine - cleaned the windows, scrubbed the dirt out of all the crannies and waxed the car for the first time in I don't know how long. Let's just say that the first 2 bottles of wax I found in the garage were either dried up or congealed. Did find one that with some vigourous shaking was just fine. Car looks nice now. I should have cleaned the interior too but when I got done it was getting late, DH was hungry and I was too tired to shampoo the interior. Although with this heat it would have dried fast.

Rather than the usual weekend chores, I am trying to get to stuff on my "list" of things that I've been meaning to get to. Today I will focus on one closet I started cleaning out last weekend. It's amazing how many hair products I had jammed in that small space.

I'm going to try very hard to eat clean and natural this week, with as few processed foods as possible. Going to journal too so I can more easily see patterns between what I'm eating and the reactions.

Other than that, nothing special going on. I'm sort of lapsing into watching the cursor blink like Mel so I guess that means I need to get up from here and get busy :lol:

Enjoy your Sunday. I'm off to mimic Shad with a bit 'o this and a bit 'o that - not a bad plan when you think about it!

Oh and Shad, I got my calendar too - quite pretty. I tried a couple of times to send you an email but I keep getting an invalid address on your normal account - and all I did was reply to you so I know I had the address right. So go figure :dunno:

Madcat
07-20-2008, 07:06 PM
:?: So I wander off for a couple of weeks to implement a piece of software and suddenly months fly by and its Christmas in here??? I didn't think I was gone THAT long. :lol: And yet it feels humid and rainy and not at all seasonal, so now my brain hurts and I really haven't had enough sleep for weeks to be able to parse this :lol: Ok, I'll have to go catch up on the posts.

Later chicks!

Shad
07-20-2008, 08:34 PM
selemat pagi

Well at least the gut has settled somewhat. Worst of all, I haven't lost any weight!!! You'd think something would have happened wouldn't you.
Went to gym this morning and worked out for 50 minutes or so. Few weights, 100 crunches of differing varieties, some chin ups, that horrid bike and the treadmill. All three of the women on my team were down there this morning. Only one missing was our SA bloke. So naturally enough we made some rude remarks about that over breakfast.

This morning I am training the secret squirrels (HR) for their SAP Basics. After that the FBI moves in and removes me from the scene in case I accidentally oversee some of their dummy employees which have been set up. Still that is fine by me. I've plenty still to do in the FICO area.

Happy - sounds like you had a productive weekend. Seems that you certainly worked well. It takes forever to detail a car properly. A bit of this and a bit of that, it is amazing how much one can achieve doing that.

Not much else to report, so I may wander off and get emotionally prepared for my brush with the secret service. I will be back when I get done with them.

ceejay52
07-20-2008, 08:55 PM
Had a good week end.

Happy
The doctor gave me potassium for the "cramps" /muscle spasm's that I was having. If the glucophage (sp) is reacting as a diuretic, you may want to have your potassium level checked.
I know what you mean by taking more than three rx's.
Feel better soon.

Mel
Are you wishing Christmas to be here to have the cooler weather? I was thinking that Bahli had a crush on you!!!!!!

Shad, Michelle, Annie, Madcat :wave: Hope you all have had a good week end.

My trip was short but a good one. Boy was it hot.

1day@atime
07-20-2008, 10:51 PM
Hello Ladies,

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Things have been so hetic this month. The good news is Blackie has made a full recovery, we'll I believe it's a full recovery. Had to switch his food to Seniors and Low-fat. No more high fat treats. He has a vet. appointment at the end of the month.

Exercise has been so-so, been traveling quite a bit.

I will post more later..

MELODY525
07-21-2008, 07:27 AM
alaikumsalam...YES SHAD...PEACE BE ON YOU ALSO AND YOUR BELLY! GLAD TO HEAR YOU ARE BACK TO RIGHTS. THAT WAS FAST! STAY WELL LIL' SIS. MAYBE THE POOR SA BLOKE HAD DELHI BELLY AS WELL...OR MAYBE HE JUST CANNOT KEEP UP WITH YOUR PACE! :rofl: BE CAREFUL WITH THE SECRET SERVICE....I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO GO TO A STEAMY COUNTRY AND TRY AND BAIL YOU OUT. IT'S HOT ENOUGH RIGHT HERE :flame:

HAPPY~ Ahhhhh...THE OLD CURSOR STARE. I FIND THAT HAPPENING A LOT LATELY :rofl: HOPE YOU GOT THE CLOSET SORTED OUT. SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A LOT OF FLYLADY STUFF GOING ON DOWN THERE. FUNNY THING IS I GOT AN EMAIL REMINDER FROM HER TO DO THE FLING IN THE CAR...SO I DID MY WHEELCHAIR BAGS. SHOULD HAVE SENT THEM TO YOU TO BE POLISHED!
GOOD LUCK TOO WITH THE JOURNALING.

POOR MRS MADCAT.....MUST HAVE BEEN A SEASONAL CULTURE SHOCK WHEN THE PAGE LOADED :hohoho: OMG...TOO FUNNY!! HOPE YOU DIDN'T FALL OFF THE CHAIR! GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE! :hug:

CEEJAY...NO NOT BALA:rofl:WELCOME BACK AND STAY COOL!

PATTI...GLAD TO HEAR BLACKIE IS BACK TO HIS OLD SELF!


:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS. HAD A CHAT WITH THE ACCT ABOUT HIS ON AGAIN/OFF AGAIN PLANS WHEN HE COMES HERE. SEEMS HE HAS TOO MANY IRONS IN THE FIRE RIGHT NOW AND IS OPENING HIS OWN OFFICE TO STRIKE OUT ON HIS OWN. I COULD SEE HE WAS TERRIBLY UPSET THAT HE WAS PUTTING ME OUT SO WE ARE GOING TO TRY AND HAVE BETTER COMMUNICATION. WHILE WE WERE TALKING, I STARTED THINKING OF A BETTER PLAN FOR MYSELF. THERE IS AN ADVANTAGE TO DOING SOME THINGS DURING THE WEEKDAYS WHILE THE OFFICE IS OPEN. ONE OF THEM BEING LESS PEOPLE AT THE DOOR INTERRUPTING ME IN THE LOO!!!!!!!!
THEN THE WEEKEND COULD REALLY BE A WEEKEND. THE ACCTS COMING AND GOING WOULDN'T BE A PROBLEM THEN. GOING TO TRY IT THIS WEEK.
OK CHICKS...THAT'S ALL. GOTTA GET DRESSED AND MAKE REPORTS FOR THE WEEKEND.
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY! :mpoed:

happy2bme
07-21-2008, 10:05 AM
Good morning ladies,

Happy Monday already. :^: I am down 5.5 pounds for the week so I have to say that the medicines are helping. No miracle drug, not without their own issues but enough to help the innards work a bit more efficiently. I have long suspected problems with glucose/insulin resistance and have talked them over with my doctor for about 4 years now and of course they forgot to listen / and or care about what I was saying up until now. :rolleyes: Of course I still have to do the work with food and exercise which is to be expected but I need to see some results, tiny as they might be in order to stay motivated.

I continued on my little bit 'o this, little bit o' that yesterday. But instead of feeling a sense of accomplishment, seems like I just made a mess instead :lol: But I did check some things off the list.

It's getting summer hot here. 100 degrees yesterday and today. It was already stiffling outside at 7am. Ugh. Seems to affect the sleep too. I've been waking up about 30 minutes before the alarm lately which is frustrating, when you're only getting about 6 hours, I kind of want every little drop I can get. :lol:

Mel - I don't know why but I thought it was so funny when I said I cleaned my car and you said you followed along and cleaned your chair bags :rofl: Guess that's your "car" isn't it? Glad you cleaned up too. Always nice to tidy up. I think it's high time that you started telling people that you will support them on YOUR schedule. You should have had your fill by now of waiting on them. Do what works for you. Hope the weather has cooled off and you can get outside more.

Patty - glad Blackie is doing well again.

Ceejay - thank you for the suggestion on the potassium. I never thought about the dieuretic properties but you have a good point there. I think I might have some potassium pills but if now, I'll go eat a bananna. It is hot now, isn't it? Are you in an airconditioned office at the plant or is it hot out on the floor?

Shad - unfortunately if this were a fair world, a trip on the loo would be worth a few pounds down to say the least, but it never seems to work that way. You had me cracking up with the secret squirrels and you discovering their fake test ids :lol3: I think those are the hokiest people in the entire corporate environment. So bizarre in many ways, so little help in others. :rofl: Good luck with them.

Madcat - nice of you to stop by. So you've been buried in a new project? Mel tried hard to control it but that Christmas thing just eeked out of her and spilled on to our thread. What can you say? :dunno: :lol: Hope you catch a break so you can enjoy a little of summer.

Better post now and see if anyone else showed up here.

MELODY525
07-21-2008, 10:33 AM
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc160/34fab/PartyDog.gif CONGRATULATIONS!!
HAPPY I AM SO GLAD TO SEE YOUR NEW POST!! WAY TO GO!! GLAD THE SCALE MOVED FOR YOU!! WHAT GREAT MOTIVATION! ENJOY THAT FEELING ALL DAY!!:cheer3:
WHEN I FIRST JOINED FLYLADY MANY YRS AGO WHEN WE WERE ALL ON THE JOURNALS, I MADE MY WHEELS MY CAR. I KEPT TRYING TO MAKE HER FORMAT FIT MY LIFE :rofl: :rofl:


I CAME BACK TO TELL A STORY OF THE GS~ SOMETHING FELL IN THE LIVINGROOM DURING THE NIGHT. HE MUST HAVE HAD A FRIGHT ATTACK AND FELL OFF HIS STAND. WHEN I CAME OUT OF THE BEDROOM IT WAS BY CHANCE I TURNED AROUND TO LOOK AT HIM BUT THERE HE WAS ON THE FLOOR WADDLING AROUND WITH HIS FEATHERS ALL ASKEW. POOR SOD MUST HAVE SPENT THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOR SCARED OUT OF HIS LITTLE WITS. HE GAVE ME A KISS THOUGH BUT WANTED TO SIT ON MY HEAD. PROBABLY AFRAID TO BE LEFT ALONE AGAIN.
I TRIED TO SMOOTH HIM DOWN SOME BUT SOME FEATHERS ARE BROKE. FROM HIS FRIGHT FLIGHT. THEY DO THAT....BASH THEMSELVES ALL OVER THE PLACE IN THE DARK....EVEN THOUGH HE HAS A NIGHT LIGHT HIS VISION IS NOT ALL THAT GREAT. THERE WERE FEATHERS ALL OVER THE PLACE. YOU'D HAVE THOUGHT HE WAS BALD BY THE AMOUNT. NOW HE IS SLEEPING THE ENTIRE MORNING!! MAKES ME WONDER IF HE SLEPT AT ALL LAST NIGHT OR JUST KEPT WANDERING AROUND! :cry: :faint:

carla49
07-21-2008, 10:50 AM
Wrote - and lost - a long newsy post, and now there's no time to start over. Grrrr. Couldn't Go Advanced, gave up on it and tried to post quick reply, and ended up locked out. Next time will learn to copy before posting.

Hello to all. Especially Happy, Mel, and Shad who all had long personals in the lost post.

And now back to work. Will try again later!

diyana
07-21-2008, 11:06 AM
Happy Monday ladies --

Okay...I can see that I'm several days and pages behind. So here goes catching up. DH, DMIL and I had a fun weekend. Went to a nearby county fair Friday night, went to a festival Saturday night and went for a beautiful drive along lake Michigan on Sunday. This week, DH and I are taking Thursday and Friday off to have a 4 day weekend with DMIL. It's her last weekend here (She leaves on 8/1 in the early a.m.), and it's also her birthday weekend. We're going to our County Fair on Tuesday night and also on Saturday. We'll probably go fishing on Thursday and Friday and to a Fish Fry on Friday night. And maybe more fishing or just relaxing on Sunday.

BTW, no more talk about Christmas unless you are ALL willing to come shovel my driveway all winter!

Shad - It's so cool that you have the opportunity to experience other cultures. I've never been in a mosque, but the one you went in sounds quite grand. Seems like you had a very interesting day of sightseeing. I'm glad you got over your delhi belly. Good for you for working out so much.

Happy - Big congratulations on losing so much weight! That's awesome! I wouldn't call the results you are seeing "tiny". that weight loss is wonderful! So sorry that your new meds are giving you side effects. I hope you're are feeling better. I also hope my blood test that I had on Saturday comes back okay so I don't have to go on glucophage or any other meds. The side effects do not sound fun. Can you take potassium for your leg cramps? Or eat bananas? Our job market is pretty good here. And the greater Milwaukee area is becoming nicer and more vibrant. I don't know about any other new companies in Chicago...but Miller-Coors is moving their headquarters to Chicago. They say they wanted a neutral facility (not in Milwaukee or Golden Colorado). The brewery will still remain in Milwaukee though. Good for you for being so productive this weekend. I'm not going to be productive until after DMIL leaves...just want to spend time enjoying her company.

Patty - I'm SO glad that Blackie is doing much better! Yay! Lots of love and hugs to you both.

Madcat - Great to hear from you!

Mel - I thought you were going to cut back on the time you spent helping the office. Something about doctor's orders to take it easy and take care of yourself? I'm sorry to hear about GS's fright. I hope he's calming down some.

Carla - Sorry your post got lost. I hope you're doing well!

Love and hugs to all!

annie175
07-21-2008, 01:01 PM
Happy Monday Ladies............

What a great weekend....no pain!!!! Worked in my yard, garden and house both days and made lots of progress. Got 6 cucumbers, 2 banana peppers and a jalapeno out of the garden. Fried me up two green tomatos, what a treat. Dang yummy too. Grass seeded for the 3rd time in 2 mos. was wondering where the heck my grass seed kept dissappearing. Low and behold, I look out the back door and there are a trillion birds in my yard eating the seed. I let Hella Bella out, but it was too late. They ate every stinking seed. Furious I tell you. Wish my son was home, he would of taken care of them. hehehe

Hella Bella did just fine at the vet, she only snarled once the second time he went to put the muzzle on her. Said she is healthy as a horse or dog I guess. No heart worms, no junk in her poopie either. Got all her shots and he even clipped her nails for me. I did purchase some tranquilizer tablets for her so I can get her groomed. He said it won't knock her out however SHOULD calm her quite a bit. I hope it works, she looks like a rag muffin. Unruly puppy.

Shad...JK driving sounds like the driving in the Bahamas, our taxi driver told us driving in the Bahamas is just like being in the Army..."Be all you can be"..I about LMAO.

Happy...sometimes the side effects of drugs are worse than the problem itself. Vertigo sucks cause there isn't much you can do about that. Congrats on the 5.5 lb loss.

Patty...Hoorah...Blackie is better, prayers do work, even on animals. ;^)

Michelle...could of used some of that watermelon lemonade on the weekend, it sure was a hot one working out in the yard/garden. Could you bring some by next time??

Michelle...Oh I love the fair. The town we used to live in is having their fair right now. It is pretty cool since it is out in the sticks, there is no entrance fee and free parking. Unlike the Marion County (Indianapolis) fair, you have to pay to park and get in the fair.

Well, lunch half hour is about up and I am busier than snot today.

Hello to everyone.....

Love and Hugs

MELODY525
07-21-2008, 01:15 PM
http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/pub/everyday_food/2006Q4/med102552_chicken_l.jpg

MARTHA STEWART'S CHICKEN PICATA

A swirl of butter in the white-wine sauce gives it a creamy consistency.

Prep: 35 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Serves 4


Ingredients:

Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 pounds chicken cutlets
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 ounces linguine
3 packed cups loose baby spinach (about 5 ounces), torn into pieces
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
Directions
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Place flour in a shallow bowl. Season cutlets with salt and pepper, then dip into flour, turning to coat; shake off excess.
In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add half the chicken; cook until lightly browned and opaque throughout, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining tablespoon oil and chicken (reserve skillet for sauce).
Meanwhile, cook linguine in boiling water until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Add spinach, and stir until submerged. Drain pasta mixture and return to pot. Toss with 1 tablespoon butter; season generously with salt and pepper. Add some reserved pasta water if necessary. Cover to keep warm.
Into skillet, pour wine and lemon juice. Cook over medium-high, stirring to loosen browned bits, until liquid has reduced to 1/3 cup, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat; swirl in 2 remaining tablespoons butter until melted. (For a smoother sauce, strain through a fine-mesh sieve, if desired.) Add capers, and season with salt and pepper. Divide chicken and linguine among four serving plates; top chicken with sauce.


ANNIE...I HAD A LAUGH...I WATCHED PART OF THE MOVIE FRIED GREEN TOMATOES WHERE THEY ARE EATING THEM IN THE NURSING HOME. I WAS THINKING I HAVE NEVER HAD THEM AND MUST BE MISSING A REAL YUMMY TREAT!! SAVE ME SOME!! SO GLAD THE WEEKEND WAS GOOD AND YOU ARE PAIN FREE! CONGRATULATIONS!!
EVEN THOUGH YOU SAID "MICHELLE" I WILL STILL BRING A PITCHER OF THE LEMONADE OUT SO I CAN WATCH YOU IN THE GARDEN FROM UNDER A TREE!! :beach:

:hohoho: MICHELLE...I WILL BOLT THE PLOW ONTO THE FROM OF MY TONKA TOY WHEELCHAIR AND BE RIGHT OUT TO SHOVEL YOU OUT SHOULD MY WISHES COME TRUE AND A FEW FLAKES FALL....SO FAR THE ONLY FLAKE I AM WORRIED ABOUT FALLING IS ME...OUT OF MY CHAIR :lol3:
YOUR PLANS SOUND SO GREAT THAT MAYBE I MIGHT MOVE IN WHEN THE DMIL MOVES OUT!! :dance:

MELODY525
07-21-2008, 01:20 PM
CARLA....I CAN READ YOUR MIND. NO MIND THE LONG AND NEWSY POST GOT LOST...WE CAN JUST IMAGINE WHAT YOU WERE SAYING :write:

MELODY525
07-21-2008, 02:02 PM
http://www.freshapproachdietstore.com/images/big/chili-salmon.jpg
SHAD.....I WAS WONDERING IF YOU EVER ATE THIS BRAND. I WAS BROWSING A 3FC AD AND FOUND A WEBSITE THAT SELlS IT. JUST INQUIRING... :?:

diyana
07-21-2008, 03:56 PM
Annie -- I've got a quick question for ya'. There's a slim chance my DH and I will be going to Indy for the drag races over labor day weekend. Is there a good dog boarding or day care near there? Since we can't leave the doggies in the hotel unattended? I found one called For the Dogs in Zionsville that looked pretty good. Otherwise, we can board them at a place up here.

ceejay52
07-21-2008, 06:02 PM
Happy
That's an impressive weight loss. You go girl.
Yes the control room has air conditioning. I hate going outside

to every one else hello :wave:

Not much going on. My boss is having me add some 50 pages for part of the water loss report.

Shad
07-21-2008, 10:52 PM
Happy - congratulations for the weight loss. Way to go girlfriend!!! :strong:

Mel - not only have I never eaten it, I have never seen it!!!!

Don't have time for much at the moment. I'm sitting in on a secret squirrel training session - much to their dismay I'm sure, but that's life.

Soon I go to see the accountant consultant - that will be of further excitement. You can see I am feeling a bit bored this morning. Only 2.5 days and I am out of here for an entire week. Yahoo.

Gotta go. Be back later to comment further.

MELODY525
07-22-2008, 08:27 AM
:wave: TO HAPPY...I THINK I HEAR HER SNEAKING IN HERE!!

:wave: TO CEEJAY! 50 PAGES :yikes: :faint:

:wave: TO SHADDIE WHO IS IN DISGUISE AS A SECRET SERVICE PERSON :cool:

ON MY WAY OUT. BE BACK MANANA. ALL IS WELL HERE. ARM IS SO SO. BIRD IS HAPPY.
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY!!!! :moped:

happy2bme
07-22-2008, 08:34 AM
:wave: Back at yah Mel.

and to the others :wave:

I had a hard time getting on the site this morning and burned up what would have been my posting time dealing with slow responce and page not founds - so now I have to get rolling.

Little more than a wave and I'll get back on tonight. Have a good one. Stay cool. We are with temps in the 100's with high humidity. Life in the jungle. These are supposed to be Shad's temps :lol:

MELODY525
07-22-2008, 09:58 AM
http://i.timeinc.net/realsimple/i/p/July08/0708_week_of_dinners_1_158.jpg

Rigatoni with Grilled Peppers and Onions
COURTESY OF REAL SIMPLE.COM

2 medium red onions, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rings
2 large red bell peppers, cut into quarters
1 tablespoon olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper
12 ounces (4 to 5 cups) rigatoni
1 bunch spinach, stems trimmed, or one 5-ounce package
1 cup (about 3 1/2 ounces) grated Parmesan
3/4 cup basil leaves, thinly sliced

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high.

In a large bowl, toss the onions, bell peppers, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Grill, turning occasionally, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into bite-size pieces.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, and return the pasta to the pot. Add the grilled vegetables, spinach, the reserved pasta water, and 3/4 cup of the Parmesan to the pasta and toss to combine. Top with the basil and the remaining Parmesan before serving.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

NUTRITION PER SERVING
CALORIES 514(23% from fat); FAT 13g (sat 5g); CHOLESTEROL 20mg; CARBOHYDRATE 75g; SODIUM 778mg; PROTEIN 26g; FIBER 6g; SUGAR 9g

MELODY525
07-22-2008, 10:01 AM
:rain: STARTED TO RAIN CATS AND DOGS. NO FOOD SHOPPING. GOING THE END OF THE WEEK AS IT LOOKS MUCH SUNNIER :sunny: THE AIR IS SOOOOO STEAMY! ALMOST CHOKES YOU. THAT'S OK CAUSE I AM GOING TO FLYLADY THE BEDROOM INSTEAD. GOING SLOW DON'T WANT ANYMORE BOO BOOS!! :cry:

diyana
07-22-2008, 10:30 AM
Morning (or evening in JK) ladies -

Did a circuit training class last night that was very challenging. I can't believe how hard I worked in such a short (1/2 hour) time combining cardio and weights.

Shad - Great news that soon you'll be going back home! I'll bet you'll be so happy to get home for a week!

Ceejay - Your boss must have great confidence in your abilities! Good for you!!

Happy - Sounds like you and Mel have got quite the hot and muggy heat waves going! Try and stay cool. I'm glad we're through our muggy period (at least for now). I should actually be able to walk at lunch. A co-worker is trying to improve her health so she has asked me to gently push/encourage her. So I asked her to come walking with me.

Mel - You stay indoors as much as you can. It sounds nasty hot and muggy outside where you are. Hopefully your storms will relieve some of the humidity. Thanks for the rigatoni recipe!

A big :wave: to Rennie, Patty, Annie, and everyone!

Love and hugs,

annie175
07-22-2008, 03:10 PM
Hidee Ho Girlies....

Michelle....The only boarding place that I have used was out in the sticks where I used to live. It would be too far away from where you are going to be. Sorry, not much help here. A gal I work with, who also lives in my housing addition, lets Hella Bella in and out for me when I am gone. DD housesits for them and takes care of their dogs. If Hella Bella wasn't such a beeeach, I could keep your doggies. Bella tends to eat other dogs. She's rather a wench. The drag races are not far from me, maybe I could come meet up with you all for a bit. Keep me posted.

MEL...the Rigatoni sounds marvelous. GO ahead and make some up and bring it over. I thought the pix of the g'day gourmet was dog food and you were asking Shad if she ever ate any of it. Thought maybe you went off the deep end COMPLETELY...

Ceejay....take a good book to sneak and read in training class.... ;^)

Not much going on here, worked till 7:30 last night. Came in at 7:15 am and went home at 7:30 pm. What a stinking long day that was. I must say at least Hella Bella was happy to see me, mostly just to go out and potty. She is such a saint when it comes to being potty trained. Even if she is the devil dog.

It rained like crazy last night, several homes in the area were struck by lightening. Fire dept couldn't keep up with all the fires. Crazy, crazy.

Hello to all.

Love and Hugs.

diyana
07-22-2008, 05:22 PM
Annie - That's just awful that you had to work such a long day! Yuck! I used to do those kind of hours back when I was in IS/IT. But no longer. Yay! That would be great if we could meet up if DH and I go to Indy for the races. The place I'm thinking about maybe boarding the dogs (if we don't board them up here) is in Zionsville Indiana.

ceejay52
07-22-2008, 06:50 PM
It's almost time to go home:dance: This has been a busy, busy day.

Mel
We got a shower of rain today. It smelled so good. But what some lightning strikes!

More later. I've been sitting at the computer to long today. But it was a have to case.

Shad
07-22-2008, 08:35 PM
Morena,

Michelle, why don't you call or e-mail a local vet at the town where you want to stay. They can usually recommend a place for dog care. I know my vet does. They have a list of recommended places at various prices.

Can't stop right now. But I will be back around lunch time. Secret squirrel business waits for no one.

happy2bme
07-22-2008, 10:54 PM
Hi peeps,

Today was just a positively nasty day. Read Ceejay's post so I guess it must have been National Have a Nasty Day at Work - Southern Style today. They are stuffing more people into our "office", things are getting tense. New people must be privledged souls who do not understand the concept of being a good neighbor to your fellow co-workers. I think I'm also starting to understand the breakdown of society as you get jammed in like overcrowded rats. I'm going to stop before I climb on my mountain of a soap box.

Ceejay - you might have gotten the rain but it drifted south of us. We didn't get any but sure could use some. Hope tomorrow is not as busy for you.

Annie - hate those long days. Send us some rain but you can keep the bad lightning :lol:

Holy geez louise - Mel got rain TOO???? So not fair. And here she wanted to go shopping. Thanks for the recipe Mel. I was looking for something for dinner tomorrow and I have all those ingredients on hand, including some yummy italian sweet basil growing in the planter outside. :hungry: Oh man - poor little grandson :hug: What a scary situation for him. Hope he will be ok. Guess you have to do the bird check for the next few nights.

Michelle - that is so sweet of you to help out a co-worker. But if you are doing 3 miles at lunch is she ready to get her booty in gear - your style? :lol: Going to the drag races sounds like alot of fun. My sister went to the Nascar races last weekend and she said it was quite an experience. Won't all that exhaust sort of irritate your breathing? I worry about that cuz once you're there, you're committed and that's quite a long drive for you.

Where's Shy lately? Hope Bella is ok.

What if the secret squirrels capture Shad, make her one of them and we never get to see her again :eek: Yeah, I figured as much - no way :no: :no: :no: In fact, I think I can hear her booing and pishawing all the way here :lol: They are an odd, over protective breed, aren't they. Keepers of the "permananent record" :lol: remember that threat in school - if you don't behave young lady, this will go on your (cue loud reverb and echo) PERMANENT RECORD. Somewhere there is an HR file with all my dirty little secrets on it - probably a best seller :lol3:

I got home kind of late so we had a chef's salad for dinner tonight. Perhaps tho I should call it a Happy Salad since I was the chef and the maker of the salad. :lol: But it was good. Filling but not overly so and lots of good veggies. I had some watermelon for dessert and I picked up some wonderful looking peaches yesterday that need a day or two more to ripen and then oh boy! I am easing out of the refined sugars and back into enjoying the sweetness of lovely summer fruits.

I am yawning like crazy so I think I might actually hit the bed early and try and get up early and out of the house tomorrow. Goodnight chicks, sorry if I'm a bit disjointed at the moment...

Shad
07-23-2008, 12:02 AM
There is no way the secret squirrels will capture this little black duck. Not only is there secrecy between them and the outside (the THEM and US syndrome) there is secrecy among the colleagues. It is making someone look good and the others (who are nice) look like idiots. I am about to open my mouth. I will stick both feet in at once and let them have it.

I guess that is how you get the really big money - by doing secret things in the system and not divulging anything until you get into the classroom or even better demonstrations with the chiefs. Then you can really look clever and make others look really stupid.

Today is going to end very badly I suspect. It certainly didn't start off too good. And I am the odd one out in this scenario.

Happy - nighty night. Sleep tight. I'd hate for my permanent record to be displayed for all to see. Sounds like there is rain all over in the US. The weather is being very weird all over the world right now. There has been more rain in north Queensland than there was all summer, and we are supposed to be in the dry season. Weather here is the same ol' same ol' no rain, but grey with smog and reasonably warm. It doesn't seem to have hit the humidity target but then again when you behave like a mole and rarely go out, you don't notice anyway.

Okay - better get out of here again. Time to play the honest policeman and simmer down the tempers once more.

happy2bme
07-23-2008, 08:03 AM
Good morning ladies,

I indeed went to bed at a most unreasonable hour of 10:30pm. DH asked if I was ill :lol: I was rewarded for my efforts by waking up at 3:47am and drifted in and out of sleep until somewhere around 5:30 when I drifted off again until I got up at 6. I do feel a bit better physically so maybe I should be paying attention to getting more than 6 hours of sleep. You think? :lol:

Got to get to work earlier. Parking lot is filling up quickly. I don't mind walking as much as the dragging of my "pack load" as DH refers to it - purse, PC bag, lunch bag, odds and ends tote bag and sometimes a bag of extra papers I meant to work on that don't fit into the PC bag because that's jammed too". :lol: Today I am bringing in a cooler also. The refrigerators are jammed, you can't get your lunch in there unless you come in at 7. I was carrying on last night to DH and he said - just get yourself a cooler, resolve in your mind that you need to go into work earlier. Fill your cooler with ice before the other group comes in and empties the ice machines, and then stow your waters and lunch in your own cooler and viola -problem solved. It's just so cut and dry with guys :lol: But I decided to take his advice.

Shad I think you have discovered the secret of the new "normal" in the workplace. Instead of mentoring there is a lot of competition to "one up " someone. Kinda sad how things have deteriorated. I am very glad however to see that the "black duck" is safe and secure :rofl: Hope your training went well.

Time for a quick shower and then out of here or else it wasn't worth getting up early. :rolleyes: Will get back on at lunch with personals.

MELODY525
07-23-2008, 08:04 AM
ANNIE...CRACKING UP ABOUT THE B'DAY "DOG FOOD" :rofl: :rofl: NOW YOU MENTION IT...IT DOES LOOK LIKE FANCY FEAST!!! :lol3: GLAD TO HEAR HELLA BELLA HAS SOME REDEEMING QUALITIES :rofl: SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MORE FIRES! :yikes:

MICHELLE...CIRCUIT TRAINING!! YOU'LL BE GOING ON MARATHONS SOON!! :running: WE WON'T BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH YOU...WELL I CAN :scooter:

SHAD...MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU. I AM SO SORRY THIS JOB IS GOING OFF TRACK LIKE THAT. I ALSO THINK SECRET PEOPLE ARE STRETCHING THINGS NOW WITH THE WAY THE WORLD HAS BECOME. USING IT AS A MEANS TO BE EVEN MORE SECRETIVE. :faint: I HOPE THE DAY ENDED BETTER THAN IT BEGAN :hug:

CEEJAY...GOOD FOR YOU!! HE MUST TRUST YOU A LOT! HOPE THE DAY WENT WELL...OR GOT BETTER! WE JUST HAD YOUR LIGHTNING!! MUST HAVE TAKEN A NORTHERN TURN :rain:

HAPPY....MORE NASTY DAYS? WHAT'S GOING ON DOWN SOUTH? NOW YOU MENTION IT...MAYBE THEY USED OUR PERMANENT RECORDS FOR SOAP OPERA MATERIAL :rofl:
DON'T GET ON THE SOAP BOX...IT'S TOO FLAMING HOT AND HUMID :flame: JUST TRIP THEM AS THEY WALK BY AND THEN SAY YOU'RE SORRY :angel:


:cofdate: WE JUST HAD A HELLUVA SLAM, BAM, THANK YOU MAM KIND OF STORM. WOW!! ACTUALLY WE HAD 3 SESSIONS OF THUNDER & LIGHTNING! THE BIRD MUST HAVE LOST SOME SLEEP CAUSE HE IS STILL TUCKED UP INTO HIMSELF. TOLD JEN ABOUT HIS NIGHT FLIGHT. HIS TAIL IS LOOKING A BIT RAGGEDY AND HE HAS BEEN VERY QUIET AND AFFECTIONATE SINCE. POOR LITTLE GUY. SOMETIMES I WISH I COULD GIVE HIM A BIG OL' HUG. NOT GOING ANYWHERE TODAY UNLESS I PUT WATER WINGS ON MY CHAIR. :swim: JEN AND THE KIDS VOTED ON STAYING AT THE TRAILER THIS WEEK WHILE RICHIE WORKS HIS 3 DAYS AND SLEEPS DOWN HERE.
I KNOW SHE IS 40 BUT I WORRY ABOUT HER WITH ALL THESE BEARS RUNNING AROUND :yikes: SHE'S SO SKINNY SHE'D HARDLY MAKE AN APPETIZER. HOPEFULLY THE BEARS WILL THINK THAT ALSO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ON THAT HAPPY NOTE...I MUST GO AND GET BREAKFAST.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY! :moped:

MELODY525
07-23-2008, 08:07 AM
:wave: HELLO MISS HAPPY.....I NEED TO THINK LIKE YOUR DH MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY. HE WOULD BE HAPPY TO KNOW ONE OF US IS LISTENING!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: HE DOES HAVE GOOD SENSE AND SOME GREAT IDEAS. HAVE A GREAT DAY WITH YOUR PERSONAL COOLER :hug:

diyana
07-23-2008, 09:28 AM
Happy Wednesday ladies -

It's my Friday and I couldn't be happier! We have a weekend full of fishing, fairs and other fun stuff for DMILs last weekend in Wisconsin (until Christmas). It's also her birthday weekend. Last night, we went to the fair and had a great time looking at all the animals and craft exhibits. I ate fair food. I know...I know. I did get a lot of walking in, plus I walked at lunch. Then we watched a terrific fireworks show! We'll probably go back on Saturday to check out some performances including Styx and Boston!

Ceejay - I hope today it a bit less hectic for you!

Shad - What a great idea to call a vet in Indy! Thanks! I hope your day goes better than you think it will. Hang in there....you'll be home soon and away from the squirrels for a week. It sucks that your project is going off track and that you have to be good cop/bad cop to keep it on track.

Happy - Sorry to hear you're having tense and overcrowded conditions at work. I hate inconsiderate co-workers, and the back-stabbers, and one up-ers. Sheesh, I'm too old for all those silly games. As for my co-worker walking my style of walking...you're right. She's not ready for that yet. But my back was bothering me a twinge yesterday...so I didn't mind taking it slower than usual. I figure slower moving is better than none, and it's supposed to be nice (not too hot or muggy) all week...so might as well take advantage of it. Thanks for your concern about the drag racing exhaust fumes. We've got to the races several times. Actually, one year, I made the mistake of standing right behind a nitro-methane funny car waiting for a driver's autograph when they started the car...DH tried to warn me, but it was too late...the car had started and the fumes were suffocating and triggered a big asthma attack. I moved about 100 feet away to catch my breath for a few minutes. By then, the car was shut off and I was fine, so I went back to get an autograph! :lol: Now we sit up high in the stands far from the fumes, and when we're in the pits I know to get away when they start the cars up! Live and learn. Anyway, it's a lot of fun! And it's cool that you can get close to the drivers. I loved your comments about Shad and the secret squirrels! Too funny! Like you, I'm trying to limit refined sugars and enjoy summer fruits - as you know from being a midwesterner, we don't have summer fruits very long...so I enjoy them while I can. Happy, you went to bed before midnight?! I'm shocked! Sorry that you woke up at oh dark early. I always try to get at least 7 hours of sleep...Last night I only got 6, so it'll be more caffeine for me today. :lol: The parking lot where I work is insane...if you don't get here by 7 am, you end up parking in the back 40. As you said, the walking isn't bad...it's the pack loads that get you. Part of my pack load is my personal cooler. I bring one every day because there's not enough room in the frig.

Mel - Since I have trouble walking 5 miles....I think I'm aways off from marathons. So you have time to warm up your scooter. :lol:

Patty - I hope Dolly doesn't come anywhere near you.

A big :wave: to everyone!

Here's to a wonderful Wednesday/Terrific Thursday for all of us!

Love and hugs,

annie175
07-23-2008, 10:02 AM
Happy Wednesday...

Michelle...Happy Friday to you. ;^) Zionsville is a very adorable, great town. You will love it there. It is one of those shopping towns. Main street is brick, with lots and lots of shops, antiques, etc. You will want to spend your day there. My MD is in Zionsville. She is wonderful, the practice is called, "The Village Doctors". If you have ever heard of Nancy Noel art, that is where she is from, and has her studio/plant.

Happy...I think it is just plain ole "Nasty Work Week", instead of day. Sounds like your work needs a bigger facility. Bah Humbug.

Today is a bit cooler and the humidity is way down. Like 82 degrees and sunny. Really nice for walking.

I just ate a plate of canteloupe and pineapple that was left over from a breakfast meeting in a conference room. The pineapple was great, the canteloupe was not all that tasty.

Didn't do much last night. Took the trash to the curb, then layed on the bed and finished a book and went to bed. Can you say lazy evening?

Not much going on today. Kind of quiet. Amen.

Hello Everyone

Love and Hugs

happy2bme
07-23-2008, 02:14 PM
Ok, I am SOOO losing it. I looked at your posts and I thought - why are they saying happy Wednesday? It's Thursday, isn't it? Then I went and looked at my calendar - the electronic one that highlights the day and sho' nuff it IS Wednesday. Boy would I have felt stupid throwing the people out of the conference room at 1:30 thinking they were infringing on our meeting. :o :rofl: If your brain disintegrates enough, can you get disability?

What a bummer, now I have TWO and a half days to work. :kickcan:

Guess this means Michelle is having a FOUR DAY long weekend :yay: I hope you have the very best of times with your DMIL and DH. Give her a birthday hug and happy wishes from the Worldly Chicks. :hb: That's good to hear that you can recover from the exhaust fumes. I was thinking along the lines of my sister - once her asthma kicks in, she's pretty done for. But that's great for you to figure out how to work around the fumes so you can enjoy the show. I'll bet it's alot of fun! I had to laugh about your comments with the cooler and the parking lot. Thanks for making me feel better like it's not just here that it's happening. :) It's kind of nice to reach under the desk and get a nice cold ice water :lol:

Annie - lazy evenings are good once in a while. Called "recharging the batteries". I have noticed the cantelope to be very hit or miss this year. All of it has smelled wonderful but taste wise, some has been good, most has not. Doesn't keep me from buying them anyway hoping to find that one that makes it all worthwhile :crossed: I am very jealous of your 82 and low humidity. We are hot and steamy. I think I saw Tarzan swinging in the parking lot. :lol:

Hello Miss Mel. I will tell DH that SOME ONE thinks he has good ideas :rofl: He will be pleased. Actually one lady in my pod said the cooler was a good idea - as long as no one steals it. If they do, I will hunt them down. :mag: Maybe we can get you one too now that you've cleaned your bags out. But then again, maybe not, you might try and stow some Fraps in there and then we'd have to set Carla on you :rofl: :eek: Jen's out with the bears? Well as long as you don't leave food out for them.

Well I guess now that it's really Wednesday and my 1:30 meeting isn't until tomorrow, I'd better go and start my call ticket analysis again.

That is if I can wake up. I got to work early when the cafeteria was open and had a nice veggie omlet this morning as well as a V8 vegetable juice. When lunch rolled around I was not that hungry so I just got a small bowl of potato dill soup. Right now I just feel like I could EXPLODE. I'm not sure if I could feel any more full if I had eaten 4 plates worth of food. Maybe I'll go take a 20 minute walk around the building. Wish I had some of Annie's pineapple to help me out. Ugh.

MELODY525
07-23-2008, 02:36 PM
http://i.timeinc.net/realsimple/i/p/Feb08/0208_week_of_dinners_2_158.jpg



Broiled Steak Sandwiches with Balsamic Vegetables




1 pound strip steak
Kosher salt and pepper
4 Roma (plum) tomatoes, halved
1 medium red onion, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rings
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
4 pieces focaccia or French bread, cut in half
3 ounces blue cheese

Heat broiler.

Season the steak with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place the steak on one half of the baking sheet.

Toss the tomatoes and onion in a medium bowl with the oil, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place the onion and tomatoes, cut-side down, on the other half of the baking sheet.

Broil the steak and vegetables, turning everything once, until the steak reaches the desired doneness, 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Remove the steak and return the vegetables to oven until browned, about 1 minute more.

Slice the steak. Place the bottom halves of the bread cut-side up and top with the steak, onions, tomatoes, and cheese. Sandwich with the remaining bread. Serve warm.

**NOTE: Substitution: If blue cheese is too strong for your taste, try topping this sandwich with a creamy goat cheese. Or play off the tartness of the balsamic vinegar with slivers of salty Parmesan or Manchego.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

CALORIES 588 (60% from fat); FAT 39g (sat 11g); CHOLESTEROL 92mg; CARBOHYDRATE 28g; SODIUM 1035mg; PROTEIN 32g; FIBER 2g; SUGAR 7g

diyana
07-23-2008, 02:38 PM
Annie - after reading your post, I'm really, really hoping we can get to Indy for at least part of Labor Day weekend. Zionsville sounds charming! And I checked out Nancy Noel's website! Wow! Beautiful art!

Happy - Sorry that you had the harsh Wednesday realization. That's a rough one. I agree with you and Annie about the canteloupe being hit or miss. Last week, I bought one that was absolutely tasteless. And the one this week is SO flavorful...oh my gosh...The best canteloupe I've ever had. Good for you for getting a walk in! I took a 2 mile with a couple co-workers. I just love walking at lunch. I hope your tummy feels better, Happy.

Mel - Tell Jen not too cook anything that smells too good and of course no food left outside. I used to camp in bear country (no not bare camping -- silly girls!) at Yosemite National Park and the campgrounds had metal locking bear proof food containers...but still there were people who kept food in their tents and RVs and cars. Which was the demise of their tent/RV/car. If bears can smell the food, bears will get the food.

Well, better get back to work. Just a few more hours 'till the long weekend! Yay!

MELODY525
07-23-2008, 04:10 PM
http://www.realsimple.com/realsimple/dailythought/wallpaper/july_hammock_150.jpg


A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
— James Dent

ceejay52
07-23-2008, 05:38 PM
Today is less hectic. I had to leave some things for today from yesterday.

Food was not planned today and I'm getting the I wants from either MCD or KFC. My brain thinks I'm in starvation mode. I'm diffinately hungry.

I honestly did some exercise last night. There was nothing on tv. i did the Biggest Loser dvd.

No tiime for personals. I'm still at work.

carla49
07-23-2008, 07:05 PM
A quick hello, and a little story to cheer up poor Happy who's no longer living in the future...

The male point of view. Need I say more...

This morning on the Interstate, I looked over to my left and there was a woman in a brand new Cadillac doing 65 mph, with her face up next to her rear view mirror putting on her eyeliner.

I looked away for a couple seconds, and when I looked back she was halfway over in my lane, still working on that makeup.

As a man, I don't scare easily. But she scared me so much I dropped my electric shaver, which knocked the donut out of my other hand.

In all the confusion of trying to straighten out the car using my knees against the steering wheel, it knocked my cell phone away from my ear and it fell into the coffee I was holding between my legs, splashed, and burned Big Jim and the Twins.

Ruined the darn phone, soaked my trousers, and disconnected an important call.

Stupid women drivers!!

Shad
07-23-2008, 09:34 PM
still laughing at Carla's joke. I have passed it on to a couple of people who could use the laughter.

Going home..........................

Back later to update.

Shad
07-24-2008, 12:04 AM
My word, those steak sandwiches sound good Mel. I haven't had beef or lamb since I have been here. It's all been chicken or duck and a bit of fish. So I am going to go to the Texas Steak House on Friday or Saturday night and get a big steak. I'm not complaining about the food. I've had some good meals but the the beef and lamb is about 2 x more expensive than the chicken.
Last night I had Salmon Gravlax. It cost me 65000IRP the steak was priced at 120000IRP and that's before tax and service charge gets put onto the bill. If you want to work it out, $100AUD = 859000IRD = $97.36USD and around the same in $CAN.

Michelle - enjoy Indy. Hope you have a great weekend and you find something nice for the doggage.

Back to the grind. I never seem to get one thing finished these days.

MELODY525
07-24-2008, 07:56 AM
ANNIE I HAVE NOTICED THAT THE MELONS THIS YEAR HAVE ALL BEEN MOISTLY TASTELESS! lcry:

MICHELLE...I HOPE THE WEEKEND IS WONDERFUL AND A BIG :hb: HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISH FOR THE DMIL. HAVE FUN.

CEEJAY...THIS HAS BEEN SOME BUSU WEEK FOR YOU AS WELL. BET YOU'RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR "WEEKEND"!!

HAPPY....I HAVE SOFT COOLERS. SMALL OJNES LIKE THAT HOLD A SIXPACK AND SMALLER ONES FOR SHORT TRIPS. I LEARNED A LONG TIME AGO THAT THE OFFICE FRIDGE WAS FAIR GAME FOR "STEALERS" AND I USE THEM EVERYWHERE I GO. IF SOMEONE STEALS YOURS THEN I WILL HELP YOU HUNT THEM DOWN LIKE A DOG!!! :tantrum: I HAVE COME HERE MYSELF MANY TIMES AND THOUGHT EVERYONE WAS NUTS...THEN FIND OUT I HAVE THE WRONG DAY!!! BUT THEN I'M NOT TOSSING PEOPLE OUT OF CONFERENCE ROOMS ON THEIR EARS!!! :rofl: :rofl:

CARLA....I WOULD HANG THAT DOWN IN THE OFFICE BUT THEN THEYRE WOULD BE A FIGHT WITH THE MAINT. MEN! :rofl:

SHAD....WHEN I SAW THE RECIPE I WAS DROOLING FOR BEEF!! "Salmon Gravlax"<---- I WAS LAUGHING MY HEAD OFF WHEN I READ THAT NAME!! :rofl: SALMON IS LIKE A LAXATIVE TO ME AND I FOUND THE NAME VERY APPROPRIATE!! :lol3: TOO BAD I DON'T "DO" FISH!!
HOPE SOMETHING GOT DONE AND YOU HAD A GOOD ENDING TO THE DAY!!

:cofdate: I HAD A POST AND THEN REALIZED I HADN'T READ THE PREVIOUS PAGE SO I WENT BACK :rofl: OF COURSE WHEN I CAME BACK HERE THE POST HAD VANISHED. GUESS I WASN'T AWAKE YET.
WE HAD ANOTHER WILD STORM LAST NIGHT/EARLY AM.
BUT NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT THE TEXANS ARE DEALING WITH. THANK GOD THEIR LEVEES HELD OUT. I WONDER HOW PAINTER WOMAN IS HOLDING UP? THE STORMS DOWN THERE CUT A WIDE SWATHE THROUGH THE STATE. :yikes:
MORE GOOD REASONS TO LIVE IN NJ. WE RARELY HAVE HURRICANES. I SEE OUR WEATHER THIS WEEK AS HELPING ME TO IMPROVE THE ARM. IT KEPT ME INDOORS AND OUT OF HARMS WAY!! THAT AND A SIGN I PUT ON THE DOOR THAT I AM TOO SICK TO ANSWER.:cb:
THE FASTEST WAY TO HEAL IS NO STRESS, MEDS AND TO DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I HAVE BEEN PRETTY DETERMINED TO HEAL SO I DID MOST OF THAT EVERY DAY. :dance: RICHIE PICKED UP SOME STUFF FOR ME INCASE I DON'T GET TO THE STORE. :rain:
I AM OFF TO BREAKFAST.
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY!! :moped:

Ruthxxx
07-24-2008, 08:06 AM
The usual fly-by. :( Delta Fair opens in 55 minutes and it's pouring rain! I'm sure glad I'm no longer Treasurer or I'd be sweating bullets over running at a major loss. The next four days are very soggy too. I hope they are wrong but.....

Been dashing around doing Fair and other stuff. The Hyper Pypers have been staying here since Monday so chaos reigns! There is always somebody talking, eating, drinking or making the dogs bark. (They brought Bailey who is one of Hershey's pups - 6 years old now.) Today they have taken off for a day in Montreal so things are relatively quiet. They'll be back tonight AFTER dinner. I am finding cooking fun but it sure goes on and on. Breakfast is a dozen eggs, a pound of bacon, a loaf of bread and two quarts of milk. Teens!

I'm outta here in a few minutes to assist the judge in the baking judging. Luckily I don't have to taste - she does it and I really don't know how she manages. Imagine eating a bite of 30 different butter tarts!

Hope you find some sunshine in your day. What a crappy summer!

annie175
07-24-2008, 08:12 AM
OMG Carla, that it so good, and true. I love it.

More later....meeting is about to start.

Love and Hugs

happy2bme
07-24-2008, 09:00 AM
Big Jim and the twins :rofl: :rofl: Thanks Carla - that was great. :lol:

97 dollars for a dinner Shad? :yikes: :eek: whoa. Hope it was the best meal you had all month. Somehow the idea of a Texas steakhouse in Jakarta seems a bit out of sorts. Wonder WHAT the steaks are made of? :chin:

Mel those sandwiches look divine. :hungry: When's lunch? I'll buy if you cook :lol:

2 bricks to my head yesterday. Sometimes you have those moments. Brick number 1: pre diabetes can be cured but if it rolls over to type 2 diabetes, that is an INCURABLE, progressively degenerating disease. So the brick said to me - DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN NOT TO GET TO Type 2 dummy! Brick number 2 - someone was posting about the symptoms of heart attacks in women and said - constant stress causes toxic homones to build up in the system and can contribute to heart attacks. So that being said, I really, really, REALLY have to learn to deal with letting go of the things that constantly irritate me. Deep breath in and out. Ahhhhh. :yoga:

I stayed up late to cut a CD of songs that relax me and make me happy for the lovely commute each day. As a result, I'm running late today so I can't get to everyone - sorry. Will try later. And Carla - I owe you a few lines - wait for me, will you? :hug:

And TODAY IS THURSDAY. :D All day. :lol: Carry on soldiers :wave:

annie175
07-24-2008, 11:44 AM
Happy...the mind is the second thing to go, you will be fine...and it is Thursday, just backing you up on that one.

Ruth...Company is fun, but in short stints for me. Gald to see them, glad to see them go.

MEL...sometimes when DD & DS are not around, I take a deep breath and relax a little more. Quiet time helps!

Michelle...if you do come to Indy Labor Day Weekend, I may miss you. We are thinking about going to St. Louis that weekend for fun in the sun.

My nephew from Kentucky stopped in last night. He had bariatric surgery June 18 and has lost 50 lbs so far. He is looking great.

One of the gals brought in homemade Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies and I ate one. Now I am regretting it. I feel like crap, got the sleepy's, and feel too full. I might go out and pound the pavement at lunch to walk some of this off.

Nothing on the agenda for tonight. Amen.

Hello to everyone.

Love and Hugs

Annie

MELODY525
07-24-2008, 12:04 PM
http://www.fotosearch.com/bthumb/DGV/DGV092/73319212.jpg


Zucchini Lasagna


This is great to feed guests or family. Keep this one in mind for that summer zucchini harvest!

Serving: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes





2 tbsp olive oil
4 large zucchinis, thinly sliced lengthwise
4 large tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 Vidalia onions, very thinly sliced
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 cup grated cheese






1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Spread 1 tablespoon of the oil on the bottom of a large flameproof gratin dish or shallow casserole. Arrange half the zucchini over the bottom, then add a layer of half the tomatoes and then half the onions.

3. Add half the basil and thyme and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add half the cheese.

4. Repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients, topping the remaining cheese. (The dish can be made an hour or two ahead up to this point.)

5. Bake the lasagna for about 30 minutes, or until the zucchini is tender and the cheese is melted. Place under the broiler for the last 3 minutes of cooking.



Based on individual serving.
Calories: 264
Total Fat: 17 g
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Protein: 11 g



Source: Kathy Gunst, with the editors of Parenting Magazine

ceejay52
07-24-2008, 12:25 PM
Ruth
I'd been wondering about you. Forgot that you had company. Fair time already!! Seem's like it always rains during the fair.

Annie
I know what you mean about the chocolate. I had one cookie a few minutes ago and ugh is all I can say. I bought theese last week and they've been sitting here. I'm throwing the rest away.

Happy
Yes maam it's Thursday. I think we all should think HEALTH from now on. The one thing I like about the WW websight is the check list.

Carla
Thanks for the laughter.

Mel
Your sandwich does look good. How is the gs? Is he still mending from his recent flight.

Shad
How was your steak dinner? I'm really wanting some ribs.

Annie
Your talking about Kentucky makes me want to go visit my nephew's wife and children. That's great that your nephew has lost 50 pounds.

This is the start of my three day week end. I'm ready for some r and r. I have been in the mood to exercise this week. Did the Biggest Loser dvd the past couple of nights. Today I'll be outside working in the yard.

By the way my weight is back down to 184.6 today. That's where it was a couple of weeks ago but it was fluid pounds lost but now the potassium and sodium are in sinc, I think because there has not been any fluid retention this week.

ceejay52
07-24-2008, 12:26 PM
Mel
I'm having this tomorrow for lunch. It sounds good.

annie175
07-24-2008, 12:36 PM
MEL...now that sounds wonderful and I just got a zucchini from an associate. Looks like lasagna for me. YUM YUM

happy2bme
07-24-2008, 01:42 PM
Oh boy oh boy oh boy. I just LOVE vegetable lasagna. Not crazy about the meat stuff, in fact I could go the rest of my life without meat lasagna and I wouldn't miss it. I do like the cheese stuff but I'd rather have mannicoti instead of cheese lasagna. But make a nice pan of the veggie stuff and you'd better guard it or it will disappear into my tum tum :lol:

Ceejay - did you sign up for WW online? I love their tracking tools. Not sure I'd journal as much if I didn't use the points tracker. And it's saved me from many a disasterous dinner too. I certainly hope you get some down time in this weekend. I went and moved my car at lunch and it looks like it's wants to rain. And if it looks like it here, you MUST be getting some :lol: Congrats on getting that bloat off.

Annie - I'm afraid to ask what the first thing to go is (she listens with finger stuck in one ear). How long does it take before you get over the "dump syndrome" or does that always stay with you? Why no orange juice either? Of course I drink one OJ once a year and as soon as I couldn't have it I'd want it. Aren't those cookies the ones that they have the urban legend about someone getting charged $200 on their credit card for the recipe? I admit I am a horrible person but I think of the things I'd have to give up if I got GB surgery and even if I only have them once a year, I'm not sure I could do it. I can challenge myself to give up Coca Cola for a week but the idea of forever (even if the alternative is to be sick as sick can be), sends me immediately wanting it. Same logic issues I had giving up the cigarettes but I suppose if I conquered that, I can say I could do anything. That's wonderful news about your nephew. I'm sure you can give him some great tips for continued success.

Mel - I think you should carry beer in those cooler packs. :rofl: That or homemade moonshine punch. That will quiet the rowdy crowds. :hat: thanks for the recipes! I laughed too at Salmon Gravlax (thus proving again that we are sisters separated at birth :D )

Have fun at the soggy fair Ruth. Sorry you didn't get better weather.

Hello Carla :wave: :wave:

Hope you are having a good run on the fishing boat Michelle - good weather to you for your weekend plans.

I would talk to Shad but she's asleep right now. So we'll just cover her with a blanket and let her be...

Time to get a quick walk in. Later chicks.

happy2bme
07-24-2008, 01:42 PM
Is romaine lettuce considered a leafy green vegetable or does it have to be spinach?

annie175
07-24-2008, 02:44 PM
Happy....well lettuce is a vegetable, and leafy, so that is 2 out of 3, go for it. hahaha

Yes, keep the finger in the ear, cause yes, that is the first thing to go.... lmao.

Yes, that is the rumor cookies about the 200 buck recipe. Definitely a legend.

hmmm, let's see....the first thing with WLS is you have to change your way of thinking about food. Yes, it WAS my best friend, I had to let that go. You would be surprised at what you don't miss. The stomach surgery messes with your brain as far as food goes. The entire first year, I was NEVER hungry, NEVER even thought about food, and DID NOT miss any of it. Now, tho, I occasionally think about food, still don't miss anything, AND my tastes have changed. I used to not like peanut butter, now I like it. I still don't like chocolate, which is good. Don't miss soda cause I never drank it in the first place. I LOVE LOVE LOVE unsweet iced tea and water. Can't drink too much caffeine cause it will make my tummy hurt. So I drink decaf iced tea. Can't tell the difference. Everything is always what you want more....a can of soda or losing weight. Truly I don't miss anything. I can eat some things (like cookies) but in small quantites, which is probably how everyone should be eating anyway. Some WLS patients can do OJ, just depends on how you react to it. I can eat oranges now with no problem. Still can't do breads and starches much cause they fill me up too fast and I am done. After a year of eating healthy, it is much easier to keep eating that way. Like I said earlier, it is all what you want more in life. and I feel SOOOOOOOOOOOO much better and have so much more energy, I don't want to lose this feeling by eating badly and gaining the weight back. I know, I am babbling, but dang, I can't express enough how much better life is now. I am happy and love life so much more. I feel very blessed to be in the condition.

Love and Hugs

MELODY525
07-24-2008, 02:50 PM
http://i.timeinc.net/realsimple/i/p/July07/0707_food_picnic_4_158.jpg



Spiced Cold Chicken


1 4-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Kosher salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil

Heat oven to 400° F. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and place in a large roasting pan.

In a small bowl, combine the paprika, sugar, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the olive oil. Rub evenly over the chicken and roast until cooked through, 45 minutes. Serve hot, at room temperature, or chilled.

Yield: Makes 6 servings

CALORIES 177 (66% from fat); FAT 13g (sat 3g); CHOLESTEROL 52mg; CARBOHYDRATE 2g; SODIUM 206mg; PROTEIN 13g; FIBER 0g; SUGAR 1g

MELODY525
07-24-2008, 03:39 PM
IN CASE I GO TO THE SUPERMARKET TOMORROW, I AM TYPING NOW. WAITING TILL MORNING TO SEE IF I CAN DO IT OR NOT.

RUTH.....HOPE YOU GET TO ENJOY THE FAIR WITH THE PYPERS AND THE REST OF THE VISIT.

HAPPY....SOMETIMES IT TAKES SOME MIGHTY HEFTY BRICKS TO MAKE US STOP AND LISTEN TO OUR BODIES AND MAKE BETTER CHOICES....THIS FROM SOMEONE WHO NEEDS AN ENTIRE CEMENT HOUSE TO FALL ON HER HEAD! :faint: YOU CAN DO THIS! MAKE SMALL CHANGES AT A TIME AND DON'T OVERWHELM YOURSELF WITH A MILLION CHANGES AND GOALS. I AM DOING MUCH BETTER TACKLING ONE THING AT A TIME! :hug:
I AM THINKING OF CARRYING A MAGNUM OF CHAMPAGNE IN MY BACK PACK AND FILLING IT WITH ICE :moped: :cheers:

CEEJAY.....THE GS IS BACK TO HIS OLD NOISY SELF THANK YOU! WAY TO GO ON GETTING BACK DOWN TO THE 184 NUMBER!! I AM GLAD THE WATER IS LEAVING!!

ANNIE....SORRY ABOUT THE "COOLIE ILLNESS"....I HAVE FRIENDS THAT NEVER LEARNED A DANG THING BEFORE OR AFTER THEIR SURGERY. NOW THEY ARE FAT, MISERABLE AND VERY UNHAPPY PEOPLE. VERY SAD. I HAVEN'T HEARD FROM MOST OF THEM IN A VERY LONG TIME BUT I HEAR RUMORS. I AM GLAD YOU ARE AMONG THE HEALTHY ONES AND REAPING THE BENEFITS OFHAVING A NEW "LIFE" :hug:

I HAVE A QUESTION....IN THE LASAGNA RECIPE IT SAYS "GRATED CHEESE"...SO IS THIS MOZZARELLA? PARMESAN?? WTF????????? I AM SAVING RECIPES FOR A LATER DATE. MADE A 1 LB MEATLOAF AND MY ARM DAAAMnED NEAR FELL OFF!! :faint:
I HAVE SOME EXTRA CASH AND I AM MAKING ENVELOPES FOR ALL THE KIDS SO THEY HAVE SOME SPENDING MONEY FOR THE COUNTY FAIR. WITH THE GAS PRICES...JEN HAS RUN OUT OF THE MONEY SHE SAVED ALREADY AND RICHIE IS SPENDING TIME AT HIS DAD'S AND COMMUTING TO WORK FROM THERE INSTEAD OF THE TRAILER AGAIN NEXT WEEK NOW TOO. HE FEELS BAD AND IS MISSING THE KIDS AND JEN BUT WHAT CAN THEY DO? NOW HE CALLS AND TALKS TO ME. GUESS HE REALLY MUST BE LONELY! :lol3: :lol3: WHAT A DENT THIS GAS CRAP IS MAKING IN OUR TINY FAMILY'S ECONOMY!:scooter: GOD HELP US!! :rofl:

:wave: HELLO TO SHADDIE...IN CASE I DON'T COME BACK TILL SATURDAY. HOPE THE TEXAS STEAK HOUSE IS AS GOOD AS IT SOUNDED!! :hun:

carla49
07-24-2008, 05:07 PM
According to my calculator, Shad's steak will cost about $14 before tip and taxes, which is really not so bad, especially since our Joy is on an expense account... (Of course, if Shad is like me, she saves a big chunk of the expense per diem to pay for personal trips, renos, new toys....) Anyway, Shad, bon appétit! (I'm having take-out pad thai myself. Yum.)

Tomorrow morning is the last bit of work for me for the next seven weeks. Hurray! Once the conference winds up, I'm off for a rainy internet-free week at a friend's cottage. Then: back to WW and an end to jiggly July.

Happy weekend all! For those travelling, drive safely.

Shad
07-24-2008, 07:27 PM
Yep the 97000 was IRP and not dollars. I wouldn't pay that for a steak here much less over there. Life is not that good. And yes I do live on my per diem. $80 per day goes a long way in Indonesia. It would probably buy a factory!!! I'll be downloading my pics sometime today, so you might get to see some this weekend. Pictures of smog I mean. We'll see what else comes out. P put his shots onto my card as well so we will get to see lots of different ones this time.

I am home by the way - back in Brisbane. I'll probably toddle off for a nanna nap shortly because I didn't sleep so well on the plane for some reason this time. Mind you - you get on the plane at 9.35pm Singapore time and then have to adjust your time to 12.35 AEST and then the plane gets in at 6.50 so you really only get about 4 hours of sleep by the time they have fed and watered you and you have to go to the loo at least once.
So a wee nap might be good, then go to the shops and make an appointment for a hair cut (and maybe a real job) and think about where we might go in August - Carla, I don't think that quite cuts it really.

Good to hear from the chicks. I'l be back for personals. Meantime it is time to goannoy the CAT! who is not speaking to me right now. That's not to say that she is struck dumb, but she is not talking to me.

carla49
07-24-2008, 08:07 PM
Maybe us worldly chicks should just Attempt Abstinence and Activity in August - be it abstinence from booze, idleness, bad food choices, frappucinos... what do you think? ;)

MELODY525
07-25-2008, 08:29 AM
HEYYYYYY....LEAVE MY FRAPPUCCINOS OUT OF THIS BUSINESS OF ABSTINENCE !! :tantrum:
CARLA...ENJOY THE TIME WITH THE FRIEND AND THE COTTAGE. HAVE A GOOD WEEK!! :dance:

SHAD....:welcome: HOME!! LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE PICS. LET ME KNOW WHEN!!!:cb:
HOPE THE NAP WORKED AND SUNDAY HAD A CUDDLE....THAT IS IF SHE IS SPEAKING TO YOU YET!!!

I STAYED HOME CAUSE RICHIE CAME LAST NIGHT TO SHOP FOR ME WHILE I USED HIS VISA CARD TO PAY A $90 NYC "CELL PHONE USE WHILE DRIVING IN THE CAR" TICKET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STUPID BOY!!!! HE IS COMING BACK TODAY TO PICK UP 2 PJ SETS I BOUGHT JEN AND I PUT SOME EXTRA CASH INTO INDIVIDUAL ENVELOPES FOR ALL 4 OF THEM ALONG WITH A COMPLETE SCHEDULE FOR THE COUNTY FAIR IN AUGUST. IT'S A WEEK LONG. I MADE A TRAVEL PACKET OUT OF ALL THE INFO. THE KIDS HAVE NO INTERNET THERE SO NOW THEY CAN PICK AND CHOOSE THE SIGHTS AND RIDES THEY LIKE ON PAPER.
NOVEL IDEA HUH? PAPER? :rofl: :rofl: WHATEVER DID WE DO BEFORE COMPUTERS :?:
I AM GOING OUT FOR A BIT. THE WEATHER IS GORGEOUS TODAY. HAPPY FRIDAY/ SATURDAY :moped:

annie175
07-25-2008, 08:33 AM
Oh Carla that sounds perfect! Let's do Attempt Abstinence and Activity in August.

Gez, was up most of the night with dry heaves. I think my iron pills are making me nauseas, cause it only starts after I take the iron. Or it could be the cookie I ate yesterday, heck I don't know.

I did make zucchini bread last night. Was short on veggie oil so I used olive oil to make up the difference. Everyone here at work is gobbling it down like there is no tomorrow, guess it must tasta all right.

Happy Friday all.

Love and Hugs

happy2bme
07-25-2008, 08:36 AM
Good morning chicks,

Carla's suggestion for August sounds good to me. I seem to come up short this year on thread titles.

Shad - hope you caught up on some rest. What's the meaning of that comment in parentheses about a real job? :chin: I caught that.

Mel, I think in general when they are referring to grated cheese, they are talking about grated parmesan cheese. I think of grated in relation to a hard cheese as opposed to a softer cheese like mozzerella tho I suppose you can go with whatever sounds interesting to you. There was a point in time in WW when they advocated grated hard cheeses as a "legal" flavoring agent. Guess there is little fat in a hard cheese. Hope you get your shopping trip in. Yes, the gas prices are affecting everyone. We are making jokes about having bake sales at work and having a weekly raffle - the winner gets the proceeds and can use it to buy as much gas as they can :lol: I also see the grocery prices shooting up because of I assume, increased transport costs.

Annie, that is interesting about WLS messing with the brain. I agree with you about making choices over what you want. I know 2 bad examples of WLS who were unwilling to make lifestyle changes that are an important part of the process. And they both have issues. And it wouldn't surprise me then as you say after 1 year when things level off if they started to gain their way back up again. But that is wonderful that you are finding success for yourself.

Ceejay and Michelle - hope you're enjoying your weekends. The rest of us will join you soon.

The sooner I get my day started, the sooner I can end it so ta ta for now ladies :wave:

ceejay52
07-25-2008, 01:55 PM
I like Carla's suggestion for August too.

Carla
A week end retreat sounds good.

Our neighborhood had some excitment this morning. One of the sanitation crew passed out. I saw Frank's truck outside and asked him about it. He said it was one of the newes employee's of the city. More than likely the heat and smell got to him. The ambulance took him away.

More later.

annie175
07-25-2008, 04:21 PM
Well Ladies it 8 minutes till quittin' time and gettin ready for the weekend. BIG HAIRY DEAL.....

DS is pulling his truck in the truck pulls at the Putnam County Fair tonight, DD and I are going out to the sticks to watch him. I think he is nuts to do it. That truck will fall apart. It is a 1989 Ford, on it's last wheel, so to speak.

Anyway, ya'll have a good weekend, I will try to drop back in Sat or Sun.

Love and Hugs.

Shy Moment
07-25-2008, 08:12 PM
I am still alive. 5 extra people in my house is way to many lol. Things are going well and I have lost more weight so I updated my ticker. Things are good just busy keeping the house together and getting all the cooking done around here.

Shad
07-25-2008, 08:19 PM
Oh it is good to be home!!
It doesn't smell
The air is fresh and clean
The sky is blue
There is no chili in every single dish with an extra bowl on the side
The cat has conned the kid into believing there was no cat food and she could only eat the chicken breasts he had for dinner. AND they needed sauce!
The house is reasonably tidy
TV is in English (mostly - some of it is American)
Carla is cracking funnies I understand.
Bacon is made of pork
And it is Saturday so I don't HAVE to work - even if I will do some later on.
And best of all, I probably have time to answer some personals.

I got my steak on Friday - on the plane. One of the meal choices was pan grilled fillet steak with roasted shallots and asparagus and jus - buz word for gravy (sort of gravy) and it was sooooo nice. I even complimented the chef. Singapore airlines told me it was loaded in Auckland NZ where their last trip had originated, since there is no revittling in Jakarta - can't think why!!!

Mel - what is with the Kosher salt and pepper in all your recipes? Just asking. Is it a brand associated with the site you get the recipes from or is there really a difference in the salt and pepper.
The chicken doesn't sound too bad either.
If lasagna is calling for grated cheese, I would presume it is any variety of cheese you want to use - low fat, tasty, premium, vintage, mozzarella or plain old cheddar. There is no difference really in the fat content of any of the so called hard cheeses and the soft cheeses (brie, camembert etc) its the age that causes the hardening. They are mostly all made from full fat milk. Very hard cheeses like Parmesan and Pecorino have been aged for longer than the brie. Only the 'low fat' cheeses are low fat and even then not completely. But if you want the flavour of the full fat cheese but not all of the fat, mix grated cheese with grated low fat. Half and half will dramatically lower the fat content and not affect the flavour too much. Sometimes on the packet it tells how long the cheese is aged. At least the variety I eat does.
Has NYC banned the use of mobile phones while driving??? Some commonsense is happening!!!
What do they light fires with now. Newspapers get read on line, information is found on line, we're told not to print to save the environment - its all on line. My doco this project is on USB memory sticks (1gb now down to $13) so no paper there either.

Carla - suspect you might wish to retract the abstinence on Frappucino, you may have a problem with standing upright against wheelchairs - I live on my per diem while away. The salary goes directly to the savings account. That is how I get to annoy the worldly chicks in person once every couple of years.
Speaking of which - we might need to have a reunion - not that we have all had a union - next time I turn up on the doorstep. Suggest you all start putting a $ a week away for that one. We would be really rowdy even compared to American standards (especially Ruth). Seems we are in accordance with the months title so we will go with it at the appropriate time. I wonder if I can abstain from Jakarta??? No probably not.

Annie - iron pills can do that. If you bought them over the counter, try another one with a lower dosage. Iron tabs always block me up - not make me nauseous.
Happy tripping over the weekend.

Happy - it's a joke over here - you send out the teenager, particularly the male variety for a decent haircut and a real job. The inference being that the long dirty looking locks will not get them on the ladder of life. And a real job does not mean playing 3 chords at top volume at top speed on a Saturday night at the local ****(insert whichever dive is appropriate here) while 'waiting' to be discovered.
Yes I rested well. Didn't wake up properly until 9.00am. So now I will really have to run around with the washing machine going, the lawn mower going, the hedge trimmer going, the vaccuum cleaner going etc. etc. etc. Lucky I don't have a big house and garden hey.

Ceejay - poor man. Hope he is better now.

And I had better hop on me boike (onya boike means to get lost (polite form)) as they say around here and get a few things done today.

Hollyhock
07-25-2008, 10:17 PM
Thought i would stop in and say HELLO!!!!!

I am the proud new owner of wireless highspeed. A new phenomena in these parts. Very enjoyable. It no longer takes 5 min to load a page. I have been stopping in and reading every week. HUGS and LOVE to all!!!

MELODY525
07-26-2008, 08:56 AM
i am in a zyrtec fog. i did read the posts. and i do send good wishes and love to you all. but i am too sleepy to answer....even though i know what you all said is in my head somewhere...i just cannot pull it all out right now!
hope that made sense. ochit...I LOST MY CAPS. CAN'T SPELLCHECK NOW :rofl:
ANYWAY...HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE. HOPE YOUR WEATHER IS AS SUNNY AND BRIGHT AS MINE.
:carrot: HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY!!!! :carrot:

MELODY525
07-26-2008, 08:59 AM
SHAD....ONE THING ABOUT KOSHER SALT AND PEPPER
A LOT OF CHEFS FDEEL THAT KOSHER SALT HAS A BETTER TASTE TO IT. I WASN'T LOOKING AT THAT PART OF THE RECIPES. SOME CHEFS FEEL SEA SALT IS EVEN BETTER. PEPPER IS PLAIN OLD PEPPER. THERE IS NO KOSHER PEPPER IT WAS JUST PART OF THE "SENTENCE" OF THE RECIPE. GET IT? GOT IT? GOOD!! :hug:

happy2bme
07-26-2008, 11:11 AM
Good morning all,

Got up early to work outside and right now we are getting a downpour and some thunder. Makes working outside a little more pleasant as we are in the throws of summer - heat index at 105 - 110.

The new pool liner is in :dance: They will start with the cement repair on Monday and we should have the new pool in place by the end of the week. Of course the water is going to be too cold to actually swim in it (unless you are the hearty Carla) but if we have temps in the 100's for a week, it should warm up quickly. Hopefully we can get at least 1 month of swimming out of it.

Looks like it's going to be a pass on working on the yard today. Maybe I'll put the laundry on and go clean up the inside of the house and then schock DH and make him happy and tackle the garage in the afternoon.

Have a fun Saturday :wave:

ceejay52
07-26-2008, 02:02 PM
We had thunder loud enough to wake me up this morning but I don't know if it rained. I need to finish yard work today. The front lawn is looking good again. I even water it for 45 minutes last night and 30 minutes the night before. I'll get the back lawn today.

Woke up this morning around three a.m. with a doozy of an allergy attack. I'll be glad when my doctors appointment is here to let him tell me which way I need to handle this. I'm tired of my aunt telling me I don't have allergies and don't need anything. She doesn't want me to take the injections. I'll do anything if it helps.

Hi Holly
Love my new wirless internet.

Work tomorrow so I'm going to prepare some things to have next so I will not be tempted to stop by fast food places. I do okay during the day. My downfall is after 7 p.m.

Ruthxxx
07-26-2008, 03:35 PM
Well, I am soaked to the skin and chilled to the bone after watching the Delta Fair Parade in a teeming rain! Sure is nice of me to show my support though.

Now the rain has stopped and the rides are all cranked up again. As soon as I get changed and warmed up via a cuppa Early Grey, I'm off to do walkabout on the grounds. I must say, I'm sure glad not to be Fair Treasurer anymore because this is definitely a loss year with two very rainy days. We have David Wilcox at the Grandstand tonight and expect a good crowd if the frassing rain lets up!

Just checked the radar and the storm has moved past us so.......

I am fighting the urge to have Fair food for dinner. The BBQ ribs smell so darned good! This has been a terrible week for food consumption: the Pypers here and the Fair plus a funeral "feast".

As usual, I can't keep up with personals but do know about allergies, Ceejay. Is yours hay fever by any chance? I take 4 shots of Pollinex-R and am just fine for the whole season. Tell your Aunt to butt out!

Hollyhock, congrats on going wireless! it sure makes a difference. Was it a BD present to yourself.

Happy, I can't imagine how hot it must be where you are. I visited friends in GA last October and nearly melted.

MEL, be well and please start making YOU your first priority.

OK - I am going to do my Fair stuff now before it gets close to dinner time and the aroma of those ribs does me in!

Shad
07-26-2008, 06:56 PM
Morning all,
Another lovely day in paradise although we may get some rain later. This has to be the wettest dry season ever. They have had some 5 days of rain last week. Around 100ml or 4 inches. It has raised the dam levels to 40% and some (not all) of the restrictions have been lifted. We can now water the garden on Sundays, wash the car and the house. They will be quick enough to put them all back on again if we abuse the new rules.

So today will be busy as usual. Yesterday I shopped, abused both brothers and did a bit of housework. My brothers are officially completely thick d*ckheads. Whether they speak to me this week or not remains to be seen. Dunderheads. Ill have to ring the sister tonight to tell her what I have done. Should make her day I guess.

Today I have to cut the hedge and mow the lawns as well as clean the laundry, bathroom and loo and do the washing. That's my big plan for the day. We'll see how it goes.

Holly - welcome back
Happy - that's the sort of weather we get in the summer. Sudden unexpected storms etc. and rain, but the seasons are changing and we don't get things like we used to

Mel - yep, I got it. I use sea salt if I need to. So I won't rush out and buy kosher salt right now.

Ceejay - just go out and get the shots. Don't tell the Aunt you've had them and she can go on and on and on about not having allergies when all the while you know better.

Ruth - parading the fairground. Are you checking the local clientiele or doing the job of 6 cops? Got those vicious dogs with you? :rofl: Good to hear Disney is doing okay at the obedience classes. Love a well trained dog.

Okay - I am out of here for a while, I've still to drink my coffee and I can hear the washing machine winding up for a final spin. Time to get on with it.

MELODY525
07-27-2008, 07:35 AM
:swim: HAPPY....GOOD THO HEAR THE POOL IS GETTING REPAIRED AND I WILL SEND OUT HEAT TO ADD TO YOURS...THE WATER SHOULD BE HOT IN NO TIME FLAT :flame: DID YOU MEAN YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE DH HAPPY AND TACKLE HIM IN THE GARAGE ?? :belly:

CEEJAY...YOU ARE SO RIGHT..I FIND THAT WHEN I AM PREPARED AND KNOW WHAT I AM HAVING FOR DINNER THAT I DON'T EAT WITH THE OFFICE OR ORDER OUT. GOOD THINKING!

HOLLY...ENJOY THE NEW SPEED!

RUTH..HOPE YOU ARE ALL DRIED OUT BY NOW AND NOT SOUNDING SQUISHY WHEN YOU WALK! :rain: TOO BAD ABOUT THE WEATHER AND THE $ LOSS $.

SHAD....:yikes: WHAT HAVE YOU GONE AND DONE NOW? STARTED THE FAMILY FEUD? WASN'T THAT A GAME SHOW LONG AGO? THOUGHT IT GOT CANCELLED. HOPE THE SISTER DOESN'T SMACK YOU ALONG SIDE YOUR HEAD :rofl: AND JUST FYI....ALL MEN ARE D*CKHEADS...FOR THE MOST PART, THAT IS THE ONLY HEAD THEY THINK WITH! :rofl: :rofl:

:cofdate: HAPPY SUNDAY MORNING. I WAS HAVING A NICE SNOOZE WHEN THUNDER WOKE ME. MUST HAVE BEEN CJ'S STORM ANNOUNCING IT'S ARRIVAL AND NOT EVEN 6AM! :tantrum: SO THE GS AND I SPENT SOME QUIET QUALITY TIME TOGETHER AND HE GOT A GOOD SCRATCHING SESSION IN. HE LOVES WHEN YOU SCRATCH HIS HEAD AND HELP HIM GET ALL THE CASINGS OFF HIS NEW FEATHERS. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/ktrice/Emoticons/sherisbird.gif
OK IT IS TIME FOR BREAKFAST. NOT VERY MUCH TO REPORT. LIFE HAS BEEN QUIET AND BORING SO THAT'S A GOOD THING...I GUESS. :faint:
OK IT IS TIME FOR BREAKFAST. SITTING HERE DAYDREAMING AND GETTING NOWHERE.
HAVE A GREAT DAY! :moped:

MELODY525
07-27-2008, 08:18 AM
** THIS RECIPE MADE MY MOUTH WATER BUT I WOULD LIKE TO USE MONTEREY JACK CHEES INSTEAD :hun:


Rustic Summer Squash Tart


INGREDIENTS
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb mixed summer squash (zucchini, yellow squash and pattypan), cut in 1/4-in. rounds
2 shallots, thinly sliced
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme or marjoram, plus sprigs for garnish
1 tsp chopped garlic
Freshly ground pepper
1 refrigerated pie crust (from a 15-oz box)
4 oz Roquefort cheese, Gorgonzola or other good-quality blue cheese
1 roasted yellow or red pepper (freshly roasted or from a jar), cut in strips
1 large plum tomato, sliced, seeds removed
1 large egg, beaten

PREPARATION
1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add squash and shallots and cook, turning pieces as they start to color, 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from heat; stir in thyme, garlic and pepper to taste. Cool to room temperature.

2. Heat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; unroll or unfold pie crust on the parchment. With a rolling pin, roll crust to a 13-in. round. Crumble half the cheese over crust to within 2 in. of edge. Arrange squash mixture, pepper strips and tomato slices on cheese; fold edge of the crust over filling and brush crust with egg.

3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes until pastry is golden. Slide tart, still on parchment, onto a wire rack. Crumble remaining cheese over top. Let cool before serving.

From Woman's Day August 1, 2008

Nutrition Facts
Yield 12 slices
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 29 mg
Sodium 263 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 3 g

ceejay52
07-27-2008, 09:37 AM
morning
I'm starting a four day work week. Got a call that the fire hydrant on my street was leaking. I didn't notice it this morning when I left Sent water/sewer stand by out to check it. He's not called back.

I'm having symptoms of diverticulitis. I do have those diverticuli. It must of been the pizza.

Enjoy your day.