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03-31-2002, 06:43 AM
Eggs have all been hunted down. Now I have to tackle roasting a duck for dinner. I'm following Julia Child's instructions so things should be ok.:smug:

I miss Lush! I want to hear about her kids' Easter outfits and painting eggs on Monday instead of Sunday.:jig:

Poor Queen Mum. She was my idol.:cry:

03-31-2002, 07:15 AM
Yahoo has been fiddling again. You need to got to YahooGroups, then to "account info" and then to "marketing preferences". Then mark all those little boxes so kindly marked by Yahoo with "yes" to "NO, not in a million years!". Otherwise they hunt you down like a dog and make you buy stuff. How rude.:mad:

04-01-2002, 01:51 AM
Amazing what they'll do to annoy you if you don't keep an eye on 'em.

Hope everyone had a happy Easter. I just got home this evening from Boston. Had a great time, ate way too much expensive food, went to the Improv club and Aida. Both excellent. Raided Filene's Basement.


04-01-2002, 12:59 PM
I had a lovely Easter. It was sunny and warm all weekend. I worked in the yard and am totally amazed with how much more work I need to do. Had my Bro and his annoying gf ( of 15 years) and his girls over. Also my sis and bil and sweetie pie nephew too. Even though I talked the Easter dinner plan over with the dietican last week, (eat a little ham, and a slew of asparagus) I ate all kinds of bad stuff that was sooooo good. :T

I am really steamed this morning. In a moment of insanity I co-signed for my son to buy some wheels. His reason was that it would help him establish credit, blah, blah, blah. Apparently he is late on his payment and it has been reported to the credit bureau. I got a lovely collection call this morning. I'm going to choke him. He got a bad mark on my credit report for a lousy $800 loan. I'm going to pay it off and take it out of his tax return, and that will be the last time I'm ever crazy enough to co-sign for an 18 year old. :mad:

I miss Lush, too, Sugar. What could we do to get her back here?

Cherry Cow
04-01-2002, 11:56 PM
Happy Easter! We went up to Iowa where the in-laws force-fed us for almost three days (and then sent us home with more food.) I took today off and took the boys to the park to skate. My Little Guy can skate now! Yay! But it means he's getting old. Boo!


04-02-2002, 07:36 PM
How's trix?

Hey Peachie, you must be really lonely this week, so you can post and post and post :devil: Did you read that article I sent you yet?

I did my hairnet lady thing today. I'm getting to be an old pro lunch lady. Oy. (For those not keeping up, I'm not doing school lunch, I'm working at Meals for Me--like Meals on Wheels) Really keeps me up to date on all the retiree gossip in town. Today I had to listen to a revolting story about some old man buying condoms by the gross. Then I got to hear it again. :rolleyes:



04-03-2002, 08:12 PM
Are really just older young guys, Kiwi. And you know how those old folks are anyway, they love to buy in bulk to save a penny.

I have nothing interesting to say - I'm still behaving myself diet wise and I actually went walking in the morning and the pm yesterday. And in the am today and darn it, I may take the dog for a walk this evening. However, the speed of my weightloss is kinda like watching paint dry. Only slower and more boring. Like this post.;)

04-03-2002, 10:49 PM
oh well.

I am too blubberbutted. I am tired of it. I was certain I'd lose weight while the boys were away but it hasn't worked AT ALL. Yesterday, I did this juice fast thing and by dinner I was nearly unconscious. Really. I went to the local Po Boys restaurant where, I saw on the marquis as I drove into the lot (I am STRESSING THAT I DID NOT GO THERE BECAUSE I KNOW I AM AN OLD BAT) that is was senior citizens night and 30 percent anything on the menu was the game.

Inside it looked like Romper Room for the over 70 gang. Little grey heads everywhere.

So I put my name on the list. I was first. After me came other gangs of people looking for that discount. The woman called Peaches and it turned out that several of the women were named Peaches. I hated it. Leave me alone and let me eat.

Then they put me at this table right by the line of Peacheses and I ordered from the best waiter in the world who fed me and had me out of there lickety split. But I was almost blind with lack of nutrition. I hate this.

Kiwi, I read and answered your email. If you go to the website for Globus tours and look at their classical Greece one, you'll see where they went. Because of Easter, their tour got rearranged. Too many ppl at Corinth or something. Anyhow after two days of not hearing from them, I imagine my baby and Herbie kidnapped and sold on the dessert and I decided I had to call them. First, you can't just dial Greece. The number they give you and the directions from Spring don't jive and, on Easter, all the Sprint (or whatever) operators were having hormone surges that made them quite nasty. Finally, one dialed the number for me after I demanded her supervisor so I could just cry on her shoulder. After the hotel answered, she said, "see, there you are. They answered just fine." In order words she interrupted my call.

But they werent' there. He told me where and I made another operator dial again.

I can find them easily by now. DS has taken many rolls of film. Woudln't it be nice if some of them turned out? He had his birthday there. He saw an elementary school built in the 16th century. He tasted kalimari. The hotels are beautiful. Herbie bought walkie talkies for the whole bunch so the kids can't run away so easy. DS especially likes the Cd the tour guide plays on the bus. Chants and stuff.

I miss Lush too. and Frappe. All I have is cats. Wonder if Lush lived near where my ex moved in PA.


p.s. How long to condoms last? Maybe he could set up a table at the flea market.

04-04-2002, 10:44 AM
not good morning. I have a chest cold. Or bronchitis. Or pneumonia. I'm not going to sling hash with the oldsters today; I don't want to infect them. Coughing into the vat of mashed potatoes is a definite no-no.

Peaches, you actually sound a bit light-headed. Glad you found sustenance. Silly that Easter changed the tour's plans to Greece, since Greek Easter isn't until May 5th. I never forget Greek Easter because it was on Greek Easter many years ago that I discovered that I was allergic to magiritsa soup ( . Who knew? It's a good thing the ex-bf and I didn't stay together or I would be explaining that to wizened old Greek women for the rest of my life.

Well, I have to go cough a lot. And I haven't finished eating all of the Easter candy... :ink: So bye.


04-04-2002, 11:23 AM
I knew u were allergic to apples, but this is too weird.

I'm going to the doc in a bit for a routine thing and I'm gonna say: What can I do to get this lard off my butt? I'll let u know.

04-04-2002, 03:24 PM
magiritsa soup. Lamb intestines. :T

But that's a good idea. Margarita soup. Let's see: lime, chicken broth, tequila, some salt around the rim of the soup bowl. :smoking:

Maybe the Dr. will send you to Wabbit's dietitian.

My throat itches.


04-04-2002, 05:25 PM
My innocent Herbie and DS are being fed lamb intestines??? I'm allergic to it too.

The doctor was a real bore. Talked about exercise and calories and 30 percent fat, carb and protein. Yawn. He was of no help.

04-04-2002, 08:02 PM
Peaches, the ugly truth is that you have to eat less and exercise more. It's so silly for me to go to a dietician to have her tell me things I already know. I'm not sure that I even like her. However, I will continue to go to her because that's what I seem to need to stay on track. She can't even figure my body fat because her calculations don't work because 1. I have very muscular calves and 2. big boobs and 3. I'm short. According to her it throws all her calculations off. Did you ever hear of such a thing?

I'm gardening up a storm here. It was a sunny, lovely 72 degrees today.

They still haven't found the 2 girls that are missing here.:(

04-05-2002, 09:51 AM
What a thing to say! :eek: Eat less and exercise more? Next thing you'll be advocating sleeping 8 hours a night. :lol:

Sounds like a silly excuse about the body fat calc. Surely the chest offsets the calves and everything is quite straightforward, no :s: ?

Later ladies, gotta go see my DD do her singing thing at the state competition.


04-05-2002, 02:16 PM
If it makes any of you northerners feel better, our sunshine is over and we're back to the usual nasty rain.

I'm just in the office doing paychecks and I had to stop by and wish you lovely cows a lovely weekend. :)

Hope your DD sings like a nightengale, Kiwi.

04-06-2002, 05:04 PM
That the weather has turned yucky. It's just beautiful here of course ;) Too bad I feel so rotten. My cough has turned into a lovely head cold. Head--Pain--Ouch.

DD and her compatriots did an excellent job yesterday and got 3rd place in the state!

Hope everybody is enjoying the weekend


04-07-2002, 01:11 PM
when nobody posts: I come back and update you on how crappy I feel! :) I'm all congested now and can barely breathe. Nyquil is my friend. But it doesn't let me sleep any longer than 8 hours or so.

DH is doing taxes and mumbling to himself, and DD is wandering around in her pajamas. It's a beautiful sunny day, at least it looks like one from inside.

We have at least one wastebasket in every single room of this house, and yet I never have anywhere to put my snotty kleenex. What a sad state of affairs.

Be sure to check back often for updates on my condition.... :dizzy:


04-07-2002, 08:32 PM
Why aren't you allowed to throw tissues in them? Do you have a fireplace? Maybe you should line your pockets with plastic bags and use those.

I think being Third in the ENTIRE STATE is SERIOUSLY GOOD!!! I don't think I approve though. Next thing, she'll we wearing those barely-hanging-on pants and way-short tops and making videos.

Sorry you don't feel well. I feel great. The boys will back tomorrow night.

04-07-2002, 09:20 PM
but they always seem to be on the other side of the room from me, and my aim doesn't seem to be too good (besides, they don't sail far enough...) :shrug:

Yes, 3rd in the state is real good. There were 2 divisions; her school came in 3rd in the small school division.

I went to Subway and ordered a turkey and bacon sub -- when I got home, there was no bacon! :eek: Is someone trying to tell me something???

Hope the guys had a great time, enjoyed the retsina and ouzo and all... :devil:


04-08-2002, 02:33 PM
Tell Kiwiette that we are so proud of her! I certainly hope she doesn't forget all her Cow Aunties when she hits the big time.

I've been working on my hanging baskets. This is the secret to my lovely flower baskets - I line wire baskets with burlap, then I cut holes in the burlap and plant the bottom, sides and top of the basket. I mix in slow release fertilizer and soil moist stuff in the potting mix. I then hang them in my greenhouse and fertilize the be-jeezus outta them with liquid fertilizer. When they are huge gorgeous balls of flowers I hang them outside. And now you know.

It's sunny out and I don't want to work. This daylight savings time stuff is killing me. I overslept this morning and missed my walk. Nobody can fool me. I know it's really 5 am when the clock says 6. Do ppl have this silly clock switching thing in Canada and Germany?

04-08-2002, 05:44 PM
Yessiree, Wabby! We did the clock thing last weekend. Still getting used to it. Kids have holidays so I sleep until 10 anyway;) Your baskets sound divine. Mummy is great at those. Mine always seem to croak. No green thumb here.

Hey Kiwi! How's the cold? Glad to hear you're feeling well enough to eat a turkey and baconless (how dare they??) sub! And yahoo to the Kiwiette!

Peachy! *Of course* you are my idol! The Queen Mum was my "100 and Over Category" idol. You are my "100 and Under" idol. I was in Greece for Easter back then. We were in this little town where they roasted a lamb on a spit but no one made me eat that soup, thank goodness. We also got to smash red Easter eggs together.

I have suddenly realised that I only have a bit over two months to get in shape. Was on the elliptical twice this week but I keep losing and gaining the same three pounds over and over. I'm going to look like a blimp in my cute cute cute new bathing suit which I have ordered but not received yet. It has blue flowers on it to distract the viewer from the blue veins on my legs.:smug:

Man, I had the mother of all migraines last Wednesday. I was down town and had to come right home 'cause my stomach was churning and I thought my brain was going to explode. I'm sure you all know the feeling. Where does that come from, anyway?

04-08-2002, 06:58 PM
You're so clever, Wabby.

Sorry to hear about the migraine, Sugar; I can certainly identify. Hope you don't keep having them. :(

Still sick. Don't know if I should show up for food slinging tomorrow or not. I'm probably not contagious anymore; it's been almost a week. But I sure feel crappy :cry:

I tried one of those elliptical trainers the weekend I was in Boston (the hotel had a great health club). :sheep: I thought it was really hard! I kept having to change direction 'cuz it absolutely wore me out. I think I managed about 5 minutes. :lol: I know you're going to be adorable in your new bathing suit :angel:

Later gators, just watching that sheep jump up and down makes me tired.


Cherry Cow
04-09-2002, 04:52 AM
Hi there! Just popping in to offer health-wishes for the sick cows and welcome home wishes for the reunited cows and congratulations for the accomplished cowettes. It's almost 3am and I'm supposed to be done with my writing. Hah.

I'm starting week 3 of this sprint/ weights thing. Going fine. Doubt I'll stick with it for the full 12 weeks.

I made a bracelet. Now I am obsessed with making bracelets.