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femmecreole
07-30-2008, 06:48 AM
Good Morning Beachers!!!

It's 4:48 and the coffee is on the desk and all is right with the world today.

I was stuck in horrid traffic in Baton Rouge yesterday when I got the call that
I have a job! I was offered either 1st or 2nd grade and chose to take 2nd as I've never taught 2nd before and thought it would be a nice change. Wooohoo!

I have to start on Tuesday, so the next few days are going to be crazy trying to get a classroom ready and also deal with clients. I told them all in May to start looking for a replacement for me and hopefully they have been.

Have some client work to do early this morning then will buzz over to school to check out my new room.


Ruthxxx
07-30-2008, 07:11 AM
Great news, Cat! :cb: (I loved teaching Grade 2 and did it for five years before I "retired" to be a mommy.) Is this the school that's close to home? I hope so. How did it work out with your DD's infection?

Yesterday was relatively peaceful but today Life cranks up again. :yikes: The "lads" are replacing the shingles on my roof and have the scaffolding already up. The shingles arrive this morning and it'll be noisy around here for a day or two. The Pypers are coming this morning to get their boat out of the way. I am off to Pet Therapy at noon so they'll be feeding themselves lunch via the diner or the chip wagon. I'm retiring from catering for a while!

Didn't get my whole list done yesterday so will finish up this morning before I start a new one. We are out of coffee so a store trip is in order. I even have "wash hair" on list - how silly! Sometimes I get over whelmed with "niggles" and find jotting them down unclutters the brain. Humour me - I'm old!

Hope your Wednesday is a good one and, if it's wacky, may it be fun wacky!

cottagebythesea
07-30-2008, 07:15 AM
Good Morning!

Cat, :congrat:!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you that you got the job! :)

It's supposed to feel like 100* today, so it'll be an afternoon spent in the pool after Audrey's tutorer comes this morning. I'm going to let the girls invite some friends over, too, so they'll have a fun day. We didn't do much of anything yesterday, as Maggie was whiny and tearful most of the day. Cindy said she didn't sleep well the night before and was up very early to go hound-walking, so that must explain it. And on top of that, we're trying to break her habit of thumb-sucking, which makes things even worse. :( Poor baby.

On a brighter note, Jake came home with the over-the-range microwave that I wanted and we're going to start demolishing the kitchen over the weekend! :carrot:

Top 'o the mornin' to you, Ruth! It should be fun around your house today! Be careful where you walk and drive the car, those roofing nails are dangerous! Now, I'm sure you're not going to let the day go by without offering goodies from your oven to the lads, are you? ;)


femmecreole
07-30-2008, 07:30 AM
Great news, Cat! :cb: (I loved teaching Grade 2 and did it for five years before I "retired" to be a mommy.) Is this the school that's close to home? I hope so. How did it work out with your DD's infection?


I had his "infection" figured out by the time we got to the dr's office. He spent last weekend at a tarpon rodeo...out fishing and drinking beer. Then on Monday worked outside all day long. (He is a construction managment major and has an intership with an asphault company and has to go from job site to job site out in the heat all day) I asked him how much water he drank over the weekend and on Monday. Basically none. His kidneys were hurting and he had a fever. I told him Duh...you have heat exhuastion and you are dehydrated. The doctor told him he had heat exhaustion and was dehydrated.

So...we could have saved him all that suffering and the rotten traffic riden trip to Baton Rouge if he had just drunk some water. kids!!!

OH and yep, the school is less than 10 minutes away from my house!! Fairly new school too. Can't wait to see my classroom and start fixing it up.

ladybugnessa
07-30-2008, 07:47 AM
hey Cat that's great news.


cottage i'm not sure i'd be happy about a kitchen demolition but congrats i guess...

ruth... good luck with the roof

me: bagel has lyme disease. a bad case. he'll be ok. he just needs 3 weeks of multiple antibioitcs (by mouth) and he should recover fully.
bri sees the doc today for his broken tushie... even though i'm swimming almost every day i'm not losing weight. in fact i'm going to show a gain this month. makes me mad.

Ruthxxx
07-30-2008, 07:50 AM
Now, Cottage, of course I'll be offering the lads muffins and coffee. The muffins are thawing right now and the coffee maker is good to go. I'd lose my good reputation in the Village if I didn't offer refreshments.

Cat, if they'd just listen to their mothers (at any age).........

Nessa, so sorry about Bagel. Raising my mug to his speedy recovery - and Brian's too. My July weightloss :lol: has been poor too so we're in the same boat.

mandyleigh
07-30-2008, 08:32 AM
Good Morning Ladies....

Cat...CONGRATS on the job!! That's wonderful!! I remember only being 6 minutes away from work when I worked at the nursing home near the hospital. Now I'm driving an hour away to Franklinton....ENJOY! The tarpon rodeo was lots of fun this year....just freakin HOT!

Ruth...enjoy the quiet morning before the chaos begins!

Cottage....ripping the kitchen apart will be fun...then getting to add new things...even better!!

Nessa....sorry to hear about bagel, but glad to hear it's 100% treatable!

As for me...nothing much..same ole same ole....dealing with drama at work with one of the therapists and the tech. Never seems to fail that people just won't grow up!! Ah well....cest la vie. Oh...and the scale that I"ve been weighing on has been broken since last week...so I'm not sure if I've lost or not. My clothes are saying yes....so I'll take that and be happy!!

Happy Wednesday everybody...one of my patients told me yesterday "Don't let anything stand in the way of YOUR good day." I kinda like that quote....Have a good one!

cottagebythesea
07-30-2008, 08:34 AM
Can we just forget about a July weightloss thread? :(

Nessa, one of Cindy's dogs has Lyme, and he does ok. She gives him condroitin every day for it, and as far as I know, he's on no other medication. As for the kitchen demo, I've been wanting this for over a year, now, and I'm excited about getting a new up-to-date kitchen.

Good morning, MandyLeigh!

TwynnB
07-30-2008, 08:38 AM
Good morning chickies!

Cat - WOW you're up early! Glad you're son is okay though - and Congrats on the job!! You're a saint!! (I don't have the patience with a room of 7 year olds!!)

Ruth - Busy, busy, busy! Hope you get time for yourself....

Cottage - kind of exciting and nerve racking all at the same time, huh?

Nessa - I got it right with Bagel! Normally, they respond really well in 24 hours. He should feel better quick!

Me - short day at work again (!). I'm going to try and catch up on house stuff with the extra time. I just get so lazy when I have a few minutes to myself! Wednesday evenings are the time my husband gets his "night off" to go hiking, biking or whatever, so it's my evening with the kiddos! Hmm...maybe we'll have a picnic?

Have a great one!

Belle Mer
07-30-2008, 09:21 AM
Femme Creole: congratulations on the new job!

Ruth: Sorry about the noisy repairs! We went through that last year. My headphones got a good workout!

Cottage: Stay cool!

Nessa: Sorry about Bagel's Lyme. I wish a speedy recovery.

Mandy Leigh: Happy Wednesday!

TwynnB: Good Morning!

As for me, I'm giving my puppy a bath this morning. That's always a challenge. Then I'm going to dig into the SBD cookbooks and this site to find some new recipes. Last night, I "hit a wall" - craving something different. I remembered I'd stashed away a jar of raw almond butter for these "emergencies." So I found the almond butter, added just a drop of agave, cut up an apple and had a nice snack.

Sometimes I get lazy about creating new menus, especially when hubby is traveling and it's just me. That's when boredom sets in, which is dangerous. So today I'm going to try to get creative.

After that, I'll work on my book.

If the temp and humidity would drop a little, I'd get outside and walk. But I'm not fond of buggy steam baths...LOL

Pearlrose
07-30-2008, 09:40 AM
Good morning Chickies!

Ruth good luck with the roof job

Cottage I am jealous would love new kitchen cabinets

Nessa glad that they found out what is wrong with Bagel, hang in there your weight will drop off again you always do great

Cat that is great that you got the job so close to home. I have to go 35 miles one way, but I get to work from home couple days a week

Mandy and Twynn have a great day

BelleMar Hello we were posting at same time have a good day

weezle
07-30-2008, 09:43 AM
Can we just forget about a July weightloss thread? :(

I second that!

Was hoping my stomach issues yesterday were nerves, but Tom said my head felt hot last night, and I still have issues today. Fan-freakin-tastic. I feel alright minus a warm head, cold feet, and the whole pooping thing. Anyone remember Chilly Willy the Penguin from the old Woody Woodpecker cartoons? "My head is hot and my feet are cold, ahh, hee, achoo!!!" I have been sneezing but I am pretty sure that's just allergies. Don't know what my problem is.

Grandma is in the nicest nursing home in town in her own private room. After seeing numerous other nursing homes, I was amazed at this one. Looks like you're walking into the Ritz Carlton. Very nice place, and the staff is amazing. They wait on her hand and foot, all knew her by name (I got lost trying to find her room and asked where the room was, and the cleaning lady said "Mary? Let me show you.") I guess the staff comes in when their shifts are over and kiss her goodnight every night. Wonderful place.

Mom and my aunt are throwing her an early 80th birthday party next Tuesday. Her birthday is 8/24 but they're hoping she makes it to next week. She looked good to me Sunday, but Mom said her breathing is really labored now and she's already on a ton of oxygen already, and she's starting to retain fluid. Oy. It's coming. So the whole famn damily is coming down Tuesday for her party. I think it's a good thing. I just hope she hangs on to see her actual birthday.

Well, better get a move on. Hope you girlies have a good day.

Lisa

Loriann7
07-30-2008, 09:53 AM
Hi Mel, unfortunate about the pups. You guys did right at calling the pound. Now that you put them in the pound they can check their health. Perhaps if you still want it (a dog with the cats isn't too bad if it's friendly with them, I had two dogs and two cats in a single wide mobile home!). Perhaps call and ask if you can have one, or wait for a better dog that you would like more!

Weezle, hahhaha, I love the novice of the shirt, but I side with your mother and school. When I was a little girl, I must of been 5 so I didn't understand this shirt that i had, but i wore it. Now I'm embarrassed and hoping NO one remembers me wearing it! It had a pick of what i THOUGHT was someone's hair (at the part) and a comb, and it said "hairdressers make better lovers."... my mother never said a thing!!!!! (then, I didn't like much what she did!).... (um, should I even be telling this story?)

Belle, menu's are by far the most important for me. See, I had two casseroles on the menu for the week, w hich for me would of been enough as I have fish in freezer as well. Well, with my nephew here and my son showed up last night for our hike today, um, we had pizza :(.

Twynn, awe, I love that you guys set up a "night off" each week! Married folks need "down time" from one another, as long as they have a LOT of "together time!" have fun with the kiddies tonight!

Mandy, yes, I had to leave a company due to the "drama"... That was because it was so bad it was unbearable. Usually I'd stay in my office, even during lunch. I don't like to work like that. I know there's drama whereever you go, but that was a tad much. Hang in there!

Um, Ruth, aren't you the one that asked us to "edit" if we were back to back posting? ;)

Lady, Sorry about the dog,hope he feels better soon. And I too will have a huge gain (like four pounds)... everytime I try p2 I gain... I'm going to do another week next week of P1 because of the grad party sun and what i ate last night! I need to reread the book or something. last week, week one of p2 I only added cereal with small banana! everything else was p1 and i still gained!!!!!!!!!! I'm getting quite disappointed in this diet!

Femme!!!! CONGRATS ON THE JOB! And your son sounds like mine, never wanted to hydrate with water! ARGH!

Me... Looks like the barnum clan will come Friday instead of today. I have to have nephew back by friday morning, so what I';ve decided is the three of us go today, My son, nephew and myself and go hiking, then tomorrow will drop nephew off home and probably snag the barnum children for the night and let clair and hubby have a night off, if they can do it, Judah might have swim lessons or football so I will have to see. At least the girls can come! I love her kids! hahaha, and they luve me!!!!!!

I found a couch on Craigs list that I absolutely LLOOOOOVVFVVEEEEE. That was last Saturday. Well, I hadn't heard from him by Monday so I sent another email explaining he had the ad still up and I would love it. He emailed me last night and asked me to call him anytime! I called this am and left message can pick up this weekend. I can't afford it being off of work, but if I grab this I figured I could sell my set (couch and loveseat) for about 200 which is what I'm paying for his! :).

No word from the company I'm still hoping to hear from. I hope they decide soon. The other ones went with other candidates. I know it's because it wasn't a "good fit" for one of the companies, the other I guess they thought I was over qualified for the position! Which is too bad because their pay was up where I'm looking for!!!!!!!!!! I know the Lord has something much better in mind for me.

Lisa... we were posting at the same time... I hope your feeling better soon! And I'm glad you found a nice home for your grandmother. Such places are almost unheard of anymore! And I'm SO PROUD of your mother and Aunt for doing this party for her, so you all can be with her one more time instead of at the funeral when she's gone!!! Is there no chance she'll come out of this???? (((big hugs lisa))).

GONNABE165
07-30-2008, 09:58 AM
morning chicks! i've been so busy the past few days i have barely been able to check in.

cat congrats on the new job

nessa sorry to hear about your pup

mandy thats a great quote for today

lisa thats good news about your grandmother being in a good nursing home

good luck loriann

Pacergal29
07-30-2008, 10:03 AM
Good rainy morning ladies!

Cat congrats on the job!

Cottage stay cool today, our steam bath is supposed to set in after this rain for sometime. I love my over the range micro!

Ruth Hope the dogs take the clanging and banging well. I have one that barks at every small noise. Drives me crazy!

Nessa glad to hear all is going to be well with bagel, now if you can just get DH fixed!

Lisa Glad grandma is in a good place. Back in my nursing days I worked alot of temp jobs and there were someplaces I refused to goto because they were just nasty! Good nursing homes are few and far between.

Everyone else, I'm running out of time, 2 days left in the month and I have to get my hiney in gear and wrap some stuff up.

Still waiting on the darn repairman for my washer, looks like I am going to have to goto the freaking laundrymat and wash some towels tonight. ARGH!

hmacneil6
07-30-2008, 10:33 AM
Good morning ladies! I'm sorry but I don't have time right now for personals, because I want to share yesterday with you all. I'll do my best to get to personals later.

So yesterday started out fairly quiet, in fact I was relatively bored at work, right up until just before noon, when the earthquake hit. It was a doozy! It had been a long time since we have had a significant earthquake happen in a populated area, and I've never experienced one during the day (usually they take place in the morning or later evening). Some of my kids had never really experienced one, so boy were they worked up. Our hard core gang class were the most scared......completely forgot the "Get under the desk & stay where you are" rule and went running and screaming down the halls and tried to get out. Quite the sight. Fortunately the earth rocked and quaked, but there was no major damage. My sister, who works at the epicenter was worked up, and we couldn't call because cell phones were out. But she was OK as well.
So after the earthquake fun, I got home from work and headed out with Rich to a wine bar where the magazine party was being held. Met up with our friends (who we play poker with) and had TOO MUCH OF A GOOD TIME!!! Let's just say it ended with me winning the karaoke contest. The scale was fine this morning, but I don't think it will stay. I'm going to be on my best behavior today and hope that with A LOT of water it won't end up being too bad.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!!!!
ENJOY!

Kim_Star060404
07-30-2008, 10:49 AM
Good morning all! The office is quiet as we're not open yet, so maybe I'll have time to respond to everyone before being interrupted! :crossed:

Cat: Congratulations! I'm very happy for you and your new close-to-home teaching position. Enjoy getting prepared. I imagine that, even though there's a lot to do, there's a lot of excitement as well. Let us know how the classroom is!

Ruth: I second what Cottage said. The roof on our house hasn't been replaced for 5 years and DH still finds roofing nails when he's mowing. Enjoy your day and good for you for your no-catering period. Enjoy cooking for just you and the pups!

Cottage: Yay! Kitchen demo! How exciting. Is it just to accommodate the new microwave or a total remodel? Enjoy your swimming.

Nessa: Bummer about Bagel, but at least you know what it is and there's a way to treat it. Hope Brian's doc visit goes well and that his tailbone is just still bruised and it's not something more serious. You need a break!!

Mandy: Thanks for the quote; it's a good one! I guess the immaturity is a constant in every workplace scenario. Hope it's not too dramatic and that it isn't a distraction for you.

TwynnB: Oooh! A picnic with the kiddos sounds fun! Maybe DH and I will picnic this weekend. Have a nice, short work-day and enjoy being productive at home!

Belle Mer: I hear you on wanting something different. DH and I have been feeling the same way lately. I'm trying out two new recipes this week, so it should be interesting. (I usually limit myself to one new recipe a week). Enjoy cookbook surfing; it's one of my favorite things to do!

:wave:, Pearl and Gonna! I hope you both have a great day!

Lisa: I'm glad to hear your Grandma is in a nice place. It is so hard to find nice nursing homes these days. I hope that you get over your illness, or whatever it is ;), soon!

Loriann: Wow. It sounds like you're going to be busy this weekend! I'm sure you'll have an enjoyable time. Sending good thoughts your way about a job.

Stephanie: Sorry about the washer! Hope the repairman gets there today. Good luck getting the month closed out.

Me: Not much going on today. I worked out this morning, showered and fixed breakfast, but I couldn't finish breakfast. I was hit by a sudden wave of nausea that wouldn't go away, so I threw out the breakfast and rushed to work. Wonder what's going on. I'm feeling better now, but not hungry. I'll wait a while and try to eat a snack.

I tackled Mount St. Laundry last night and got everything folded and put away. I'll have to wash another small load tonight and then I'll be back on my regular schedule. I'm hoping to spend some time cleaning up the back bedrooms before settling in with either a book or a movie and some crocheting. I'll have to wait and see if my Netflix arrives today.

Well, I'm surprised I got this entire post done with only one interruption! Hope everyone to come has a great day!

_______________________________________________

Edited to add: Hmacneil: I'm so glad that everyone was okay! I can't imagine what an earthquake feels, looks or sounds like. I'm certain I'd be with the gang class running around the halls. (Sounds like a tough bunch. ;)) I'm glad your evening wasn't ruined by the quake, and that you had a great time. Congrats on winning the karaoke contest - you must have some voice!

Loriann7
07-30-2008, 10:52 AM
OK, so after all the planning, Clair called to tell me the gang isn't coming Friday, but tomorrow instead! I will ask my son if he will stay another night and go again tomorrow! (I promised them to go today, so I guess we will be doing a "dry run). Well, this all will work out as I was to have Nick back home tomorrow, and Clair lives just a minute from his house, down the same road! and with the drive being an hour and a half one way, I'm excited about that arrangement! :)

Last night, brave soul that I am, I let dn get behind the wheel of my car! He just got his permit and yes, It was the FIRST time he's driven. Actually he didn't do to bad! He may be 17 but in some ways is a little slow. But he's a good kid. I think I might be giving more lessons today.

JessieW
07-30-2008, 11:31 AM
Me: Not much going on today. I worked out this morning, showered and fixed breakfast, but I couldn't finish breakfast. I was hit by a sudden wave of nausea that wouldn't go away, so I threw out the breakfast and rushed to work. Wonder what's going on. I'm feeling better now, but not hungry. I'll wait a while and try to eat a snack.

Sure you're not joining me and Zeff??? ;)

Kim_Star060404
07-30-2008, 11:35 AM
Sure you're not joining me and Zeff??? ;)

I really don't think so, but you never know! :shrug: I don't think so. Wouldn't that be something? I haven't missed or been late, lately and I've been off the Metformin for about 5 months. I'll keep an eye on it. I have my annual at the end of August, so we'll just have to wait and see what happens...

JessieW
07-30-2008, 11:50 AM
Kim, That's wonderful you are regular without the Met. I don't have the same luck. If you keep having waves of nausea---take a test!! :)

ladybugnessa
07-30-2008, 12:26 PM
I really don't think so, but you never know! :shrug: I don't think so. Wouldn't that be something? I haven't missed or been late, lately and I've been off the Metformin for about 5 months. I'll keep an eye on it. I have my annual at the end of August, so we'll just have to wait and see what happens...

oh KIM... are you gonna WAIT till august or are you gonnna POAS?

Kim_Star060404
07-30-2008, 12:34 PM
I'll give it a few more days and then POAS if I'm still morning-nauseous.

Ruthxxx
07-30-2008, 12:45 PM
Before someone asks ...POAS is Pee On A Stick. If you need further interpretation, ask your Mommy!

Fat Melanie
07-30-2008, 12:59 PM
FemmeCreole, that is wonderful news, congratulations.

Ladybugnessa, I am sorry your doggy has lyme's disease, but so glad that he will eventually be okay. It's so heartbreaking when something happens to our pets.

Loriann7, awww, I want to go back and get the black and brown puppy.. his eyes were so adorable yet sad... BF was dissapointed when he came home and I told him the lady from AC came and got them. I have a brother named Nick, he's 18, and doesn't even have his permit.

Hcmacneil, I heard about that earthquake on the news. I can't even imagine how scary it was, I have never been around one, hope to never find out. Also since you're from California... my boyfriend claims there's been a prediction for about 100 years that one day an earthquake will rip California from the US and make it into an island.. . any truth to that? He tends to make stuff up sometimes, I've noticed, and swear it as the truth until the logistics of my mind figure it out, or another fact proves him wrong. Also I think he really believes these things when he says them... heh heh.


Good thing Ruthxx explained the POAS thing, because I was like, huhhh? The Pee on the stick part however, I understand. :D

Wow Kimstar, if you are pregnant, how cool would that be? You may just have a virus though, but still. That's exciting. :D

ladybugnessa
07-30-2008, 01:08 PM
oy you all should know i'm too old to POAS... i had to have blood tests... the rabbit died... LOL

actually they had POAs but only at the doctors office no over the counter POAS when i was preggers...

choices
07-30-2008, 01:40 PM
Morning...day 3. Yesterday went well...did the chili thing w/salad for dinner...walked 30min. Today I'm planning on making the eggplant dish...
Congrats to Cat...I use to sub teach the 2nd grade sometimes,love that age.
Days-a-waiting...Choices~;)

Fat Melanie
07-30-2008, 01:52 PM
Hey ladybugnessa, what do you mean, the rabbit died? :p Confused. I'm guessing it's a metaphor, but, not sure.

Choices, if you're talking about the eggplant lasagna, let me know how that is. I am interested in trying it but my BF thinks it sounds gross. He thinks the only way to eat a veggie is deep fried and cheesy. (Yet, stays skinny, TOO skinny.)

It is dead in here today, guys. There is like, no one posting! I've got to go watch Days of our Lives in 10 minutes and give Liam his afternoon feeding.

SkinnyDogMom
07-30-2008, 04:11 PM
Drive by as usual for me...I read posts, but can only post when I am home. No posting from the hospital computers.
I asked yesterday, but I'll try again...Anyone heard from Kara since she and Tom moved to Germany? The last post I saw from her was in late April.
I have been missing in action since June myself...move, family here, traveling etc.
Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday.
Karla

Fat Melanie
07-30-2008, 04:32 PM
Hi, Skinnydogmom.. I haven't seen anyone named Kara post here, then again, I've only been on the SBD forum for a month or so. Maybe two. I'm sure some of the more senior SBD'ers will be able to tell you. I'll keep asking for you if you don't get any answers yet since I'm a stay at home mom (so basically have access to the 'net all day long) and you aren't able to post during the day at work. :D

hmacneil6
07-30-2008, 04:50 PM
Mel - yes, there is a joke about California becoming an island, but it's totally false. In our lifetime I can pretty much gaurentee that that would not happen. However, there is a large chance (like 95% chance) that a Very Large earthquake will hit California. Kind of scary, but you can't live you life in fear. Also, the "rabbit died" was actually how they found out that you were preggos a while back. There was an actual rabbit, and for whatever reason it would be injected with something and if it died then you were pregnant.

Skinnydog - Haven't heard a peep from Kara since she left for Germany. I know we all hope she's doing well.

phxsunflower
07-30-2008, 04:57 PM
good afternoon all,

Just a check in and a question. Got many things to get done before we are off to pre high school meetings with DS1.

I know there is someone out there that might be able to help. I was having trouble with my portioning so I sort of picked up the point plan from weight watchers(sister use to do it). Now the question is does anyone know a web sight that I can go to and find out what my recipes are in points. I have the point books and the finder slide but I was looking for like points on beany brownies(those are not in the book!!)and some of the other recipes from this board. If you can help I would appreciate it. I am trying but there has to be something I can do.

Happy day Cat. I love being with the little ones.

:wave: hi to everyone

have a great day and a safe one.

weezle
07-30-2008, 04:59 PM
HAHAHAHAHA POAS!!!! I actually got it before I read Ruthie's definition, believe it or not. I was like..... what are they talking about? Ohhhhhh.

Lori, Grandma isn't pulling out of this unless the Lord comes back real soon. The cancer is stage 4 in her brain, lungs, liver, and lymph nodes, and on top of it all, she has a blood clot in her lung. She's not even getting treatment for the cancer anymore. She just wants to try to enjoy her last remaining months (original time-frame given) and spend it with friends and family. The chemo and radiation made her weak and in a lot of pain, and a ton of her hair fell out, and she's just not up for it. She's ready to go home.

I'm glad the home is really nice though. I just remember the one my dad's mom was in..... looked like a hospital, smelled like a renal unit, nobody cared about anybody, bed sores, neglect, the whole works. This place is all carpeted, smells nice, and everybody is really friendly and genuine. I guess they get paid enough (Grandma's private room is $10,000/month) but still, they're just really nice and making her stay there pleasant.

Let's just pray that she makes it til her early birthday party Tuesday.

Little Guy is home today with a sore throat and fever of 101. I finally gave in and ate something because I just couldn't take it anymore, and now my guts are grombling, but nothing urgent.... yet.

So Tom is playing nurse today. I think I'm going to send him to Walmart to buy a cheap DVD player for the bedroom so I can watch something while Little Guy watches his cartoons.

Oop.... gotta go.... damn it. Lots of "celebrating" (ugh) for me. Talk soon girls.

Lisa

JessieW
07-30-2008, 05:09 PM
phx--the "formula" for figuring WW points is

calories/50 + fat/12 - fiber/5 = points value

Dotti's Weight Loss Zone is also a helpful web site for WW points following.

Fat Melanie
07-30-2008, 05:36 PM
Mel - yes, there is a joke about California becoming an island, but it's totally false. In our lifetime I can pretty much gaurentee that that would not happen. However, there is a large chance (like 95% chance) that a Very Large earthquake will hit California. Kind of scary, but you can't live you life in fear. Also, the "rabbit died" was actually how they found out that you were preggos a while back. There was an actual rabbit, and for whatever reason it would be injected with something and if it died then you were pregnant.
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Hahahahaaaaaa! I knew he was either making it up or had his facts wrong, as usual. He always thinks he is right! Thanks Hcmacneil for setting it straight, 'cause I'm soooo gonna shove this in his face when he comes home from work. *gleeful* :D

Awww.... that rabbit thing is so horrible. :( I'm glad we don't do such things anymore!

Schmoodle
07-30-2008, 05:48 PM
Hi Karla, no Kara hasn't posted since she went to visit DH in Pensacola several months ago. Presumably she got very busy with the move to Germany and got out of the habit of visiting here. She may pop back in here one day. We have several AWOL recently, Schatzi, Laurie, Kiko among them, but I think we will see them again. Since I've been around some others have taken vacations then come back to us, not to mention names (weezle, Nessa, indigal!). People get busy I guess, or are not as obsessive as me!
Cat, congrats on the job!
Kim, can't wait to hear the results!
Sorry, chicks, not much time today.
weezle, hope you get some nice family time in with Grandma. It must be very sad.

Pacergal29
07-30-2008, 06:17 PM
I think some of us you won't be able to pry away from here kicking and screaming. I know for me checking in here daily is what keeps me honest, my eating might be off somedays but I feel accountable to each and every person who posts here and it helps me dust off and hop back on the joyride!

Barb0522
07-30-2008, 06:18 PM
I wonder if Kara just doesn't have computer access set up yet with the move. And usually we see Kiko in the summer when she isn't teaching. We kept trying to meet up since she lives close to where I work but we've never managed it.

Works busy this week. I'm still on the phone so I need to get back to work.

choices
07-30-2008, 07:16 PM
Hey ladybugnessa, what do you mean, the rabbit died? :p Confused. I'm guessing it's a metaphor, but, not sure.

Choices, if you're talking about the eggplant lasagna, let me know how that is. I am interested in trying it but my BF thinks it sounds gross. He thinks the only way to eat a veggie is deep fried and cheesy. (Yet, stays skinny, TOO skinny.)

It is dead in here today, guys. There is like, no one posting! I've got to go watch Days of our Lives in 10 minutes and give Liam his afternoon feeding.
Hi Mel...yes, I'll let you know..my DH already said nope..so he's going to fry up a braut...outside on the grill...okeydoky w/moi:dizzy:
Curious about the BOCA's tho..I can't find it in the bk.but I have a old bk. so maybe it's changed...There use to be a SB for vegetarians,but don't see that anymore. :D

ladybugnessa
07-30-2008, 08:02 PM
actually ladies,

the rabbit ALWAYS died... they need to see the ovaries of the rabbit to know if a woman is pregnant

here's an explanation

http://www.snopes.com/pregnant/rabbit.asp

CyndiM
07-30-2008, 08:46 PM
Hello Chicks :wave:

My internet was out this morning and I'm just catching up. Tonight we had dinner with from the second mutant squash plant. Here's a pic. Tasted like the other one but looks different. It was yummy with thyme, garlic chives and lf feta.

Heather - Glad to hear you made it through the shake yesterday!

Mel - We only eat eggplant lasagna. It's good!

Choices - I ate Boca burgers right along. They don't typically have much, if any, grain and meet the high protein low fat requirement. I read a lot of ingredient lists because lots of the vegetarian and whole foods items we eat aren't mentioned by name in the book.

Cat - :congrat: Great news!

Sorry for the limited personals. It's impossible at night!

I've been thinking about Kara too. Hope things are going well and they're settling in.