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08-08-2008, 06:59 AM
:coffee: TGIF!

It's been a long week! Today I have exactly 3 hours all to myself before my day starts, and I'm going to take full advantage of it. :D Carley went back home last night, so today it's just Audrey and Maggie and I. Carley is a little sweetheart and very good, but there's just too much of an age difference between her and the girls, and they don't have much patience with her at all. I've spent most of the past few days drying tears and finding activities that all 3 girls could be happy with. They did have fun making homemade pizza yesterday with fresh tomatoes and basil from their garden, though. Carley even had fun patting out the dough. :)
I don't have anything planned for today, but I know it's going to be a late night. I may take the girls to Dutch Wonderland or maybe the Phila. zoo today. We'll just see how the day goes.

What's your day looking like?

08-08-2008, 07:02 AM
Cottage, cooking with kids...what a great way to pass the time!!! Hope you have a wonderful day...the zoo sounds like fun!

Kids start at school today, so I know it will be a hectic day for me. I'll probably be a puddle when I get home...should be "interesting" to say the least.

08-08-2008, 07:08 AM
HAPPY 08-08-08! Just stopping by to say hello. I'm in clean up mode for our potluck dinner party. I'm thinking it may rain, so though we have a big verandah, I'm cleaning house too. It's an open invite... and there seems to be a lot of people calling to inquire about what a potluck is... I'm making a green bean dish,and I know two ovens full of chickens, so I think it'll be easy to stat on plan. Have a great day everyone!

08-08-2008, 07:24 AM
Good morning! Cottage, Cat and Indigirl, you all sound run off your feet. At least Indigirl gets to go to bed sooner than you do. Anyhow TGIF!

I'm finally starting to sleep in until close to six! It's so silly to be awake and up at 5 - just conditioning from those days when I had to dress in my power suit, full make-up and be at work for seven. My goal for the fall is to learn to sleep to seven. Where will it all end? Noon? :lol:

Just a few things on the schedule today and nothing on the weekend except take my darling Hershey to the groomer. We have to get rid of all her matted fur to see if anything is going on with her skin aside from what we can see. Her bloodwork showed a high white blood cell count and liver problems which we're treating with anti-biotics and other stuff. I hope we can get to the bottom of this soon as she's not herself. I had to get rid of her wading pool and she's miffed over that!

Time for another coffee and a tour of the site. Have a super 08-08-08! :lol: :lucky: :lol:

08-08-2008, 07:27 AM
Good morning Chicks :coffee2:

Well the National Weather Service confirmed our golf ball sized hail (not that I needed their confirmation!). Lucky us. I'm feeling better this morning and mostly over last night's whiny-ness. I guess I'll just replant my beds with lots of fall greens. Still looking for green tomato recipe though for all those big tomatoes with chunks knocked out. A friend mentioned a green tomato chutney so I'm off to google that.

Cottage - Sounds like a fun day! Hope your weekend has some quiet time too :)

Cat - :goodluck: Have fun with the new class

Indigal - Hope your potluck is lots of fun!

I may skip yoga today and get to work early. Tons of work to do before I go on vacation. I want one of those jobs that just goes away when I go on vacation instead of one that requires twice as much work before and after! Oh well. at least I'm going on vacation!

Have a good day everyone

** - :wave: Hi Ruth! Thinking of you and Hershey and hoping things look up for her soon!

08-08-2008, 07:55 AM
Hi everyone! Short and sweet from me, we are off to school for my kids meet and greet with their teachers. It should be interesting my little sweetie going into Kindy is very scared/nervous because she won't know anyone in her grade. Poor thing. :(

08-08-2008, 07:55 AM
Good Morning!

Is it me or has it gotten warm again in the Northeast? I'm gonna have to clean half naked, lol

So, I have had take out food two days in a row and probably tonight too as my laxie, yes grease does help, lol.. but tomorrow I'm goin back on Phase 1, can't stand eating junkfood anymore, it used to make me happy while eating but now it just sucks, which as a junk food addict is surprising to me.

You ever notice when you eat alot of junkfood and take out that your face breaks out? May not happen with all of you but sure does to me. Need to go wash my face with acne cleanser again, lol...

Hope you all have a good day.. and to quote Melanie:

Jellybean, I'll tell you a little secret... I can't drive either! I mean, technically I know how to drive, but I have never had my license, when I was a minor/teen my grandparents refused to pay for insurance yet did not want me to work, then as I got older and moved out, I worked but could not afford the insurance let alone a car, (let alone my rent and electricity!). Now at 22, still no license or car and a lot of people probably are raising their eyebrows, but it honestly was virtually impossible. I don't know about the other states, but in NC you have to have insurance to get a license, and insurance costs money! And of course, there's the issue of saving up to buy a vehicle that you can get insurance ON... and for me, the past few years after moving out of my rich grandparents house at 18, money has been extremely tight and I've learned what it's like to live the poor life. Luckily, soon I'm going to change all of that, as far as the license goes, 'cause my BF has been wanting to get me insurance and a driver's license and now a car, especially since I'm the primary caretaker of our son. Even if we can't manage the car part right now, I can still drive his, once I get the insurance and license and all.

And it's the same where I live, there are no jobs, even for people with college degrees (BF has computer tech certifications and does this as a side job from the house after work and on the weekends, but has had trouble finding a real job in the computer field so he has to do mediocre construction sort of stuff for the time being). I haven't had a job in awhile so I understand, even before I was pregnant it was really hard to get any sort of job. I was a cashier, and then a telephone book deliverer (a lady drove while I delivered and she made most of the cash AND I had to pay gas)... This county I live in SUCKS as far as all that goes, not to mention there is no public transportation here. So I understand where you're coming from.

But I wish there was a way other than just losing weight, that you could gain self esteem and confidence and fight those peeps off. Losing weight is great and I'm sure would do wonders for anyone's self esteem; I know it will definitely do wonders for mine; but there's more to it than just looking good to gain self esteem. There's got to be other things that you're good at, talents and skills that you have, that you've got to give yourself credit for, and realize you're worthy of self esteem and confidence. Also, another thing in common I see: I was in therapy from around 12 on as well, and through high school, after my parents seperated. I was basically forced to see a school psychologist because the teachers thought I started acting withdrawn and anxiety ridden (today, as an adult, I am quite talkative but still anxiety ridden, so I guess that goes to show that therapy doesn't do much good!) I see it is pretty late now and likely you're in bed, so I will probably repost this and requote you in tomorrow's thread to continue the conversation.

Yes it does seem we have alot in common, some just don't seem to understand where I come from, it's nice to know someone who does. Weight has been a problem all my life, I believe that it's the core of all my problems. And what makes us happy and positive we do right? Well my weight is the most important thing I would like to accomplish once and for all, I'm sick of struggling. Can't get the clothes I want, they have crappy styles for plus size for my taste, most times I have to go to Fashion Bug (which is very expensive) to find my size clothing. I just want to be in the norm like everybody else, it's cheaper.

As for mental health, ya I've gone through alot - have had suicidal thoughts, diagnosed as majorly depressed, used to be a cutter, probably have ED tendancies too, who knows. I was physically abused as a child all the way until I was 16 or 17, verbally abused, told I was nothing and would not accomplish anything in life.. and on top of that lead a very strict life since I was born. Was not allowed to do anything unless my parents approved, couldn't hang with certain friends, couldn't work when I wanted to, drive, couldn't make my own choices.. and yet it's still like that, the only thing I have done on my own regardless of what everyone else thought was graduating and getting my license..

Some may think i'm pathetic for listening to my parents and obeying them.. but I see it as probably a good thing because I never ended up a drunk or druggie like my brothers and sisters.. one of my brothers died in 2003 from drugs and alcohol, my sister was on the same path but she moved out and I guess straightened up and so did my other brother, and my father used to be an alcoholic.. I was and never will be anything like them, I'm kinda glad I'm not like that, won't be friends with anyone like that, won't date anyone like that.. call me judgemental, lol

Belle Mer
08-08-2008, 08:01 AM
Good morning all. Seems like I fly by here in the morning lately. This week has been very busy for me. Next week life should settle down a bit.

Hope everyone has a great day!

08-08-2008, 08:14 AM
It should be interesting my little sweetie going into Kindy is very scared/nervous because she won't know anyone in her grade. Poor thing. :(

When you go in the room, find another child that looks a little nervous and introduce them to each other and say something like "hey, isn't it great you both have a friend in here?!!"

then LEAVE as soon as you can. From my years of experience I've learned that the longer Mama stays, the worse it is. I promise...they will be fine. !

08-08-2008, 08:29 AM
When you go in the room, find another child that looks a little nervous and introduce them to each other and say something like "hey, isn't it great you both have a friend in here?!!"

then LEAVE as soon as you can. From my years of experience I've learned that the longer Mama stays, the worse it is. I promise...they will be fine. !

That is great advice, Cat, and it does work! When the parent hangs around, it just makes the child feel more insecure. AutumnRose, I hope your little one enjoys her first day, it's a big day for her!

Has anyone noticed how August brings out the spiders? They're everywhere! I dust and vacuum every single day, but the cobwebs come right back. :dizzy:

08-08-2008, 08:51 AM
good morning all... saying HI wish it was NEXT friday

for the second time this year i have GIANT mushrooms on my lawn... weird. lived here almost 20 years and never had 'shrooms. this year i'm full of them.

feeling better this a.m. DH is babysitting older son (24 and emotionally disabled) today. he's not happy. we had no other options.

glad so glad it's FRIDAY... wonder how many folks are getting married on 08/08/08!

08-08-2008, 09:25 AM
I agree with the others.... hanging around only makes it harder on the little ones. you went through it, we all did, and we survived ;).

Me, didn't get the bedroom done yesterday, spent the day submitting resume's. No word yet from the company I interviewed on Wed.

With the car repair bill of 500, and the fuel taking another454 yesterday, I'm down to 40 in the check book. Full tank, so thats good. But I'm low on meat, coffee, cream, and fresh veggies! YIKES! Time to get creative.

08-08-2008, 10:05 AM
It should be interesting my little sweetie going into Kindy is very scared/nervous because she won't know anyone in her grade. Poor thing. :(

Little Guy started Kindergarten a couple of weeks ago and didn't know anyone in his class either, but he's doing just fine. He's made a good friend and they play together on the playground every morning before the bell rings. He also gets along with the other kids in his class, he's just always with the one friend.

I took a tylenol PM last night and actually slept pretty well, only waking up a couple of times. My stomach still is not happy, and I've eaten nothing but crap lately, so that's probably part of it. My tickie is not honest at all, but we need to go to the store and get some healthy food so I can get back on track.

Oy, one last day to get through. Gotta hit the shower. Hope everyone has a good day.


08-08-2008, 10:13 AM
Morning all, what a beautiful morning out there. I have opened the house up to let in some fresh air. Hoping for a very calm day at work, boss is gone and DS is here just to help man the phones.

I do believe I will do grocery shopping tonight, I am running low on "legal" foods and my eating is showing it, what a poor excuse, I live right behind a grocery store for cying out loud (although an expensive one that I don't do my major shopping at).

Well shoot work calls, gotta run, will try to check back later. Have a good one ladies!

08-08-2008, 10:17 AM
Good morning all! Tonight I am going to see an Iggy Pop concert in my new size 16 pants! And tomorrow, I'm going to a block party that is celebrating my cousin's first birthday. I hope you all have a fun an exciting weeked!!!

08-08-2008, 10:21 AM
Finally Friday!

Not much going on except work and of course family night dinner. Tomorrow brings housework and suppose to go see sisterhood part 2. Sunday will be church and a trip shoe shopping for dh & I

Cottage I hope your day is well

Good luck Cat

Indigal enjoy the potluck

Ruth sleep in til 7 that would be great

Autumn good luck at the school - remember everyone has a first day

Nessa I hate those mushrooms we get them from time to time

Lisa hope your well real soon

The good thing is it's not suppose to be 98* and feel like a 110* it's suppose to rain so that will be good.

Hope you all have a great and productive day!

08-08-2008, 10:34 AM
Good Morning and Happy Friday, Ladies!!!
Cottage - How nice that you had so much time this morning to yourself, I hope you got to take full advantage of it....maybe a WATP or Curves??? Have fun with the girls, I hope you get to go to one of those fun places you were talking about.

Cat - That was great advice you gave Autumnrose. Good luck today, I know the kids are going to love you!

Indigal - Have a great time at your potluck. I know everything will turn out great!

Ruth - Good for you retraining yourself to sleep in more. Sending some prayers up for Hershey that everything is ok.

Cyndi - Sounds like those final bits and pieces are getting cleared up and you'll be very ready for vacation. can't wait to be on vacation myself ;)

Autumnrose - Here's hoping all goes well today and that the teacher is just a dear.

Jellybean - Eating healthy food is the best way to stay healthy. Really focus on staying away from fast food and junk food and finding ways to eat "whole" foods. You can do it!

Belle - Hope you have a chance to settle down a little this weekend!

Nessa - Hope the days goes well with Brian and your ds. I'm sure they'll be fine.

Loriann - Hang in there hon, I know things will work out. Something great is out there for you!

Weezle - Nice to see that you got a little more rest today. Hopefully the weekend will be better.

Steph - Enjoy your shopping tonight! May you find wonderful OP foods!

Me - So last night I really tried to stay good at the Cheesecake Factory. I had NO bread, a couple bites of the spinach-artichoke dip (w/o bread or chips), their chopped veggie salad w/ chicken. But when I ordered the sugar free cheesecake, I was promptly told that they don't make it any more (BOOOOOOOO), so I ordered my favorite kind and shared with the girls. All in all we had 3 different pieces and I had maybe 4 bites total. So it wasn't as spectacular and I had planned for, but I certainly didn't walk away feeling guilty in any way shape or form. Tonight we're having dinner with a friend and his new girlfriend. Looking forward to meeting her. Oh, and BTW, today is my last day at work for a whole 3 weeks! So excited to have this time off!!! Well, I should be getting ready, so I'm not late for the last day!
Have a GREAT FRIDAY, ladies!


08-08-2008, 11:38 AM
Just scratching by today. The last day of the first week back to work. Today is meet the children morning so the teachers will be busy. This week I was able to get back to my water drinking. I found it really hard to stay home and drink water. The sodas were just to close I think. Well gotta go just wanted to reconnect and will try to get back later or sometime this weekend.(ha that will probably be getting my kids ready for school!!!)

Have a great day and a safe one

08-08-2008, 11:59 AM
I have a big dying tree being cut down as I type. It's been dropping so many leaves in the pool that I've been afraid to go on vacation on the 19th and leave the pool running. It is going to cost me $700 for them to cut it down and haul to the front of the house but it was a big tree.

I've done a lot of investigation and talking with Brian about vacation and about what he really wants out of vacation. We're going to skip Sea World and just do three days at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. He is really into rollercoasters right now and they have a water park as part of it so that should be fun. I got us both season passes which will cover our three days there but also let us go to the Six Flags closer to home. I still haven't booked the hotel but I've narrowed it down.

I took him to Hobby Lobby yesterday and he got copper and gold leather lace and made a really cool looking lanyard so he has done all the work he needs to for the leatherworking merit badge. He knows so much now about the different types of tanning and other leatherworking stuff. He makes me so proud.

I made 10 bean soup last night and added in Rotel Mexican, onions, and carrots and cooked it think. I also tossed in some cut up leftover hotdogs which mostly Brian ate. He wants me to fix it again since he says it tastes like refried beans which is one of his favorite foods. Healthy and cheap, yeah!

08-08-2008, 12:38 PM
Hi everyone. Quick stop-in for me. We're trying to get a bunch of things done in the office since 4 of the 6 of us will be out for training all next week. DH and I are having a low-key birthday night with some Chinese takeout - all the bad stuff :devil: - and movies of my choice. Tomorrow it will be laundry and such as I have to drive the work crew to Austin on Sunday.

Oh, and to make things so much nicer, our kitchen sink is clogged beyond reason and nothing we've tried helps. Plus, the idiot previous owners plumbed it wrong, so we will probably have a plumber coming next week to repair it. I'm thinking of just scrapping the whole durn thing and replacing the sink and faucet as well. :mad:

Well, off to work! Sorry for missing personals.

08-08-2008, 12:59 PM
When you go in the room, find another child that looks a little nervous and introduce them to each other and say something like "hey, isn't it great you both have a friend in here?!!"

then LEAVE as soon as you can. From my years of experience I've learned that the longer Mama stays, the worse it is. I promise...they will be fine. !

Thanks for the advice. We met her teacher and she was a gem, so sweet. I am glad, but dd never said a word and had tears welted in her eyes the whole time. Monday is going to be tough, but I plan on taking your advice. She is supposed to ride the bus, and I want her to do so to learn all the ropes so I plan on following the bus with my van and meeting her in the classroom to help get her settled. I think Mommy is struggling just as much as daughter, I cannot believe my girlie is going to school! :stress:

Fat Melanie
08-08-2008, 01:33 PM
Did I miss something, is 8-08-08 a holiday??? Okay, my calendar says not, so I guess it's cause of the redundant numbers. I didn't even notice that today was 8, 8, 8. Cool.

I remember mention of Fried Green Tomatoes yesterday, I have never had that, but the movie was fantastic. Hope your chutney turns out delicious, CyndiM.

School has started? Wow, summer's over! It went by fast, it seems. Congrats to all of you who are putting your children back to school, or in school for the first time, they'll get over their nervousness soon enough. I'm sure it will be a relief to get a break, heh heh. Weezle, AutumnRose, how old are the kiddies?

Lady Nessa, I take it your stepson doesn't generally live with you guys then. Hope you guys have a good day with him despite him not being happy... (what sort of stuff does he do, exactly, if I'm not being too nosy?)

Jellybean, I feel ya on being sick of struggling, I know the feeling. Ever since I started gaining weight at 19 I have been struggling to take it off. And then, it wasn't the amount that it is now, and I still couldn't seem to take it off. And I sometimes see adorable clothes on skinnier girls and just feel sick with envy. I generally go to walmart 'cause I am in dire financial straits but even there, the plus size stuff is like ugly. It's muu muus and shapeless tops. I generally will get larges out of the junior sections because the stuff they make for the teens is really cute. You may be able to find some inexpensive stuff there. It's good you didn't end up like your brothers and sisters (I'm very sorry to hear about your sister), but then again, you should be able to have the freedom you deserve. No offense, but your parents, from what you're saying, sound pretty controlling. You can still make the right decisions and avoid all that bad stuff and still have independence. Maybe they'll see that one day. It's hard to feel worthy when someone has been telling you you're not your whole life but you are. You are making a change for you and that's a great thing. If your parents are the ones who have been the abusive ones, it really may be time to leave them behind in the dust while you get fit & healthy and do your own thing without them. I hope things get better and soon.

Loriann, I hope you get that job. And I definitely feel ya on the low funds for the week, my bf and I decided that I will be the one handling the finances from now on, I am in favor of taking money out of each paycheck and putting it aside each week so when bills come, there's some of the money to pay it, and he's in favor of just haphazardly doing 'whatever' and just waiting til he recieves a bill to think about paying it. Then he gets behind, and it keeps us from being able to save. So my way is so much better and once we pay the electricity today and then the phone bill next week, then I should be able to get us back on track financially by putting money aside. He doesn't seem to 'get' my plan but he shall see. Anyway, now we're left with like, less than $20 for the week so I feel your pain. We have our grocery money though so that's all that matters. He doesn't have far to drive to work.

Mescelestus, it always feels good when you are able to get into a new size pants, isn't it? Have fun at the concert!

Hcmacneil, sounds like you did excellently at resisting temptation the other night, because if I was in your position, half that cheesecake would be gone! hehe! You did a great job, wish I had that willpower, or maybe not necessarily willpower, but the will to just eat a couple of bites and put it down and not feel the need to snatch it back and eat it up. Even that would be enough!

Barb0522, I hope you and Brian have a great time on your vacation.[/b]

Kimstar, happy birthday, I saw the thread, congrats!

Me: I woke up to find my phone dead, because Chatty Cathy (aka my BF) left it off the hook as always (can he learn that his mommy isn't around to pick up after him anymore?) Now I have no idea whether he's getting off work early so I can meet that lady at BK to get the SBD book, but it doesn't appear so since it is now 12:30. Annooooyed! I'm looking forward to starting back on phase 1 again Wednesday, I love the plans and the structure of it, it keeps me on the straight and narrow instead of me making the wrong choices. Some people may not look forward to the strictness of it, but I really am.

08-08-2008, 02:46 PM
Melanie, he's my son. my husband's stepson. he's got multiple things wrong with him.... it's hard to explain he has Pervasive Developmental Delay-NOS meaning they don't have a slot for him. it's a form of autisim. he's also ADHD and OCD as his primary issues. and no he lives primarily with his dad (my ex) and his stepmom but we work as a team for the betterment of our children.

08-08-2008, 03:01 PM
Hi all, will do personals later. I HAVE to share this! I shared about the car reapir of 499.04, and of the fuel bill of 454.00 Which drained me down to 40 for the week. I was alright with that, but... I use my tracfone for my resume (cause I was working at the time I last updated it) and down to 7 minutes. I hesitated putting mins on it only because I had more pressing needs. Well, Mail came today and my friend that recommended the mechanic that repaired the car this week sent me a gift to help cover some of the cost. It brought tears to my eyes! $100 isn't a lot, but it is!!!!!

AND, just received a call for an interview. He wants me in today at 4:30. I think if it works out he's going ot ask me to start monday! Why else would he want me in last minute on a Friday! Usually those guys want to go home! (it's a performance auto shop).

Still no word from the place I interviewed on Wed.
OK, MUST do more research on this company... thought you'd all like to know!

08-08-2008, 03:26 PM
Loriann, that's great news about the job and you have a true friend! Let us know how the interview goes. (Fingers and boobs crossed here for you.)

08-08-2008, 03:47 PM
Sent a prayer up that all would work well!
Let us know how it goes!!!

08-08-2008, 04:09 PM
Loriann - my boobs don't cross yet, but my fingers sure are! Good luck! Hope you get the job!

08-08-2008, 04:50 PM
Hello ladies... and Matt!! I heard rumors there was a guy around here somewhere.
Hope you will forgive me if I don't do personals, but I am dead on my feet. I was out of here at 5:30 this morning, which Ruth and Cat may consider the morning but to me it's the middle of the night. Things went very well with my brief, turns out this General was very reasonable. You never know what you're going to get with these flag officers, some of them are a nightmare. So I celebrated by stopping by Ikea to get a wardrobe for DS's room, and Trader Joe's to stock up on TJ essentials, and by sitting for a couple of hours in the Friday getaway traffic. Home now, and the weather is gorgeous! I think I'll get the kids and head for the pool. We can order dinner delivered there, pizza for them and chef salad for me. My plan is to not think about work once this weekend.

DD got the job she wanted, it's her first "big girl" job. It's actually 40 hours/week, benefits, and about $5 more/hr than she's ever earned before. It will be really really fun watching her figure out what it is everybody else does to survive - WORK. I mean really fun.

Just wanted to say I am wishing you the best of luck Loriann. What a great friend you have. I know from your posts that you are big hearted and generous, so I am sure good things are going to happen for you.

And happy birthday again Kim! BTW, it's not nice to brag, miss perky-boobed 27.:D

And finally, hmac, did you realize you signed your first post "Nessa"? Have you changed your name?

Off to change and get started relaxing!

08-08-2008, 05:39 PM
Cindi, I was heart sick when I read about your garden. All the work and anticipation makes the loss even worse. I was hit by a similar storm years ago while we were loading our camping trailer. We didn't get the door closed when we ran inside and it literally took the varnish off the cabinets next to the door.

Loriann -- my job is targeted for elimination Dec 2009 so I've been really rooting for you in your job search. I'm so glad you had a friend to step in but then you do know that is divine intervention. When my ex was out of work one year I received a card and a $100 bill dropped out of it in my lap. No signature. I will never forget how that felt. Best of luck.

08-08-2008, 06:04 PM
Melanie, Little Guy will be 5 on the 22nd. He's Tommy's wee one, but Tommy is primary custodian, so he's with us all but every-other-holiday and 4 weeks out of the year. Adorable little guy with a big, big heart. He's such a cutie!

Oh yeah. Forgot to cross my boobs for Lori! Crossed now!!!!!

08-08-2008, 06:14 PM
Melanie, he's my son. my husband's stepson. he's got multiple things wrong with him.... it's hard to explain he has Pervasive Developmental Delay-NOS meaning they don't have a slot for him. it's a form of autisim. he's also ADHD and OCD as his primary issues. and no he lives primarily with his dad (my ex) and his stepmom but we work as a team for the betterment of our children.

My 7 year old also has PDD-NOS also Nessa! And we are also thinking ADHD is part of his issues and possibly OCD because of other things, those haven't been Dx for sure though just thoughts.

08-08-2008, 07:26 PM
hi all!

i blew past my weekly 300 min exercise goal today, and i still have one day left... :love:

08-08-2008, 07:48 PM
Way to go dcapulet that is awesome!!!

08-08-2008, 07:52 PM
Hi all and thanks! That was perhaps the strangest "Interview" I've ever had! I walked in and the owner greeted me, then asked how the ride was so I told him that I sort of missed the longer rides so I could listen to sermons. Then, with no other questions, he asked "so how much to get you to work for me?"

What? I thought. But I got him talking without giving an answer, asking him questions about the company, how he's dealing with the economy, etc. After he told me he only pays 50% of health he informed me I'll get FREE car repairs!!!!!! (THATS HUGE!) Well, after all was said and done, he asked me again so I said "I know you have a budget, what was it you have in mind for the position." He said "twelve" I replied that with the price of gas (which he brought up on the phone when I said where I lived) there's no way I could do it for that.. Well, after some more discussion and interruptions by customers I informed him of my price. He said "I have a good feeling about you." Then he said, verbatim... "I'd like till tomorrow afternoon to call you to come to work for me on Monday, and it'll be for the amount you stated."

My price is a little lower than I'd like (considering the benefits are not that great) but with the benie of car repair, and my son not at home, I'll be back where I was at the last job!

The distance isn't as much of a problem as the traffic, it's the same distance as ACT was, but it's heavier traffic. Thats a downfall. OH well!

This guy is high strung, but not in a dizzy kind of way, he's down to earth and had me laughing! One of the customers, on his way out the owner said "see you in a month, don't be nice to your father and stay out of trouble!" I'm gonna remember that one "don't be nice to your father" :) .

So, the final word will be tomorrow, but on my way out the door he said "I'll see you soon, and I WILL see you soon." :)

08-08-2008, 07:56 PM
That sounds very positive. Lorianne. I'll keep "them" crossed. (I'm glad you checked in - I'm usually offline by now and was glad to see your post.)

08-08-2008, 08:11 PM
Ruth, thanks! I still can't believe the conversation! It wasn't an interview, and whats more, he didn't even have the resume' printed, just the cover letter. He said he liked the way I worded it. I just checked and laughed because it was by far one of the cheesiest I've written!

08-08-2008, 08:28 PM
Hey's been a rough couple days and I've been struggling to stay OP. Nothing major I've just been feeling kind of anxious has been crazy, a little drama in my personal life..and now I'm craving ice cream. Trying to stay positive and hope this thing passes.

I'm super excited for the Olympics to start.

08-08-2008, 08:46 PM
:crossed: Loriann! Sorry, we don't have a smilie for crossed boobies! ;) Your interview sounds very positive and I hope you get what you asked for!