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Pacergal29
08-09-2008, 06:56 AM
Wow am I really the first on today? I'm sure Ruth or Cottage is trolling out there somewhere. I didn't sleep well at all lastnight and finally gave up about 5 am. I've got my yoga in and am now sipping some coffee and planning my day.

Not much on tap, cleaning and laundry. Tomorrow I have to go pick DD up in Indianapolis, she has been at her dads for a week and school starts Wednesday.

What does your weekend look like?


Ruthxxx
08-09-2008, 06:59 AM
Good morning! It's shaping up as a glorious :sunny: morning so grab a cushion and come sit on the back deck with the Doggage and me. I keep the chair cushions in the house this summer as it seems to rain every darn night! Late yesterday we had a navy blue sky that looked like the end of the world and then a downpour! :rain:

Once again it's too wet to garden but it's just as well as Hersh is due at the groomer for 10. Since I'll be 15 minutes on the way to town, I'll carry on and pick up a few groceries although I try to avoid Saturday shopping. Yes, I'll avoid the darned Chinese Buffet and have cheese and fruit for lunch. I'm hoping to stock up on some blueberries for the freezer.

This afternoon, I need to test some baking recipes as Claire and I are catering a christening next weekend. Don't worry - I'll resist temptation. :devil: Cooking wearing surgical gloves really helps. Would you lick a rubber-covered finger?

What's happening on your stretch of the sand? :cofdate:

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Hi Pacer and thanks for starting us up. Sorry you had such an early wake-up. I'm managing to sleep in a bit later these mornings - about time! There is no reason for me to be awake at 5 these days. Safe trip to Indianapolis. Last time I flew there I got caught on the circle road in morning rush hour and felt I was on the Speedway!

ladybugnessa
08-09-2008, 07:02 AM
you moved the thread while i was posting!

i'm up
the dogs are fed
coffee is brewing

DH is getting ready to go away! i'm making shopping lists


cottagebythesea
08-09-2008, 07:02 AM
:carrot::carrot::carrot: Happy Saturday! The weekend has begun! (Can you tell I've been looking forward to it? :D)

I slept in a bit this morning, we were up late watching the opening ceremonies. That was a long, long program, I hope they served dinner! ;) Not a whole lot going on today, Jake will be gone most of the day so I'll be cleaning and doing laundry and cooking for tomorrow. We're celebrating both Amber's and Tyler's birthdays with a BBQ and swim party.

What's everyone up to today?

Loriann7
08-09-2008, 07:13 AM
Good Morning all.... Sounds like normal Saturday happenings all around! My son spent the night last night... called me up last night asking me to fish fry. I asked if he was buying, he said he's broke. I reminded him I'm unemployed! I did go pick him up to bring him home and polish off the Kashi Pizza I had last night. (I had one slice). He got into the car and I GAGGED! He's started smoking!!! He used to hate just the very smell of it, wont tell my the story behind him smoking. *sigh*. And now I see the truth behind "They ALWAYS come back!"..... however, he started moving branches for me, he promised to get them out to the road today :).

I'm thinking they are going to call me for this job. I'm also thinking I could of probably gotten a little more out of him. Sigh, Oh well. But with free car repairs... my car is up to 115K, but these buicks run like the charm. Hoping to bring it well over 200, and of course we all know what that will mean. I have a sneaky suspicion as well that I will be able to get a decent used car from him. :)

Going to make my menu for the week and pick up a few groceries to make it happen! Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday.

Belle Mer
08-09-2008, 08:17 AM
Good Morning,

It's shaping up to be a pretty day here. I will be taking my puppy to a doggie birthday party this afternoon. It should be great fun and socialization for her, and fun for me as well.

The entire week has been busy reconnecting with friends with a lot of dining out, which I normally avoid. Now that we've connected with everyone, things should settle down in that area for a while. I did go off plan a couple of times, but I'm determined to stay on track.

Pacer, sorry you didn't get much sleep. I can relate. I'm not a good sleeper.

Ruth, sounds like you have a busy day. Enjoy your recipe testing.

Nessa and Cottage, enjoy your day!

Loriann, I hope you get the job.

Have a great Saturday!

little chick
08-09-2008, 08:27 AM
Morning Chicks.... boys have I missed you guys. Summer has been so busy. My dad has been home from NWT, for 4 weeks, he is leaving next thursday. We have had a huge family reunion with around 155 people. And this last week we have been replacing my roof, what a job that has been. Can you spell NIGHTMARE. Eating I don't even want to tell you, and the scales have been hidden. I am hoping that after my dad goes back home I will be able to get back on and post on a regular basis. Take care chicks and talk to you all soon. LC

LynneA
08-09-2008, 08:29 AM
Good Morning!

I've just got back from my morning walk with the dog, coffee is brewing, it's hot out already but no humidity yet. Some light cleaning and laundry today then I'm going to relax for the rest of the day. Tomorrow more dog walking and I received my badges from the world tang soo do association so I'm going to attempt to sew them onto my uniform :eek:. DH gets back from a business trip today and tomorrow leaves for a fishing trip to Alaska so I get the house to myself for another week!

I think I will carve up that honeydew melon in the fridge and have some for breakfast with some turkey bacon :T.

JellyBean32882
08-09-2008, 08:32 AM
Good morning!

Well I am really hoping my mom is going out thrifting sometime today, just feel like going out somewhere for some exercise and I love to shop bargains for some nice clothing.

Meanwhile, I didn't have the energy to do my laundry yesterday so hopefully today I will get to it, but right now fighting off a bad headache (go figure) and I'm low on Excedrin so have to get more.

Well hope everyone has a good day, I'm off to do some Jillian Michaels exercise

Pearlrose
08-09-2008, 08:43 AM
Good morning Chickies!

I am so glad it is the weekend, loooong week.

On the books today is cleaning and more cleaning and then this afternoon I am taking DD2 to a dual birthday party at friend of the family so should be fun.

I hope everyone has a good day.

Loriann praying you get that job and it is what you want.

Have a great day

Barb0522
08-09-2008, 09:15 AM
We stayed up and watched the opening ceremonies too. At one point after the US went by, Brian fell asleep. I tried to get him to go to bed but he wanted to see the Olympic flame and he did stay up to the end. He's now up watching the US play Japan in soccer on on a Spanish language channel. I think we'll be watching a lot of Olympics but that's okay with me.

I have no major plans for the weekend. It's so nice not to have leaves in the pool now that the tree is gone. I need to acid wash the filter today which will take a bit of time but not too bad.

indigal
08-09-2008, 09:37 AM
Good evening...(Well for me anyways) I have a vegie packed meatloaf in the oven. and shutting computer down early today. Have a great day everyone!

weezle
08-09-2008, 09:40 AM
Howdy hi. I slept LIKE A BABY last night. Tom and I just laid in bed watching some Lockdown TV show about a prison or something, and I fell asleep a little after 11 and he shut the TV off at 12:30. I slept straight through the night until I woke up at 7:30. Somehow I broke my fingernail diagonally in my sleep though. Very strange.....

Not much going on today besides going to the store. I'm excited to get healthy, unprocessed food into the house so I can try to lose some of the weight I gained in the last week. I have eaten nothing but straight starches and it about makes me sick to think about.

Well, time to get a move on. Hope you girls have a great day!

Lisa

JellyBean32882
08-09-2008, 10:06 AM
Howdy hi. I slept LIKE A BABY last night. Tom and I just laid in bed watching some Lockdown TV show about a prison or something, and I fell asleep a little after 11 and he shut the TV off at 12:30. I slept straight through the night until I woke up at 7:30. Somehow I broke my fingernail diagonally in my sleep though. Very strange.....

Not much going on today besides going to the store. I'm excited to get healthy, unprocessed food into the house so I can try to lose some of the weight I gained in the last week. I have eaten nothing but straight starches and it about makes me sick to think about.

Well, time to get a move on. Hope you girls have a great day!

Lisa


I know what you mean lisa.. I've gained some weight as well had take out 3 nights this week and I gained like 7lbs of water weight and I feel horrible about it.

hmacneil6
08-09-2008, 10:12 AM
Morning all! Had a great time last night meeting our friend's new girlfriend. He's quite twitterpated over her, so it was really cute to see him so happy. We ate at one of our favorite restaurants in Laguna Beach where they have this amazing rooftop where the sunset is so cool. It was lovely! Today I'm going to clean the place and this evening we're headed to our monthly poker night. I'm looking forward to getting my gambling on ;)

So I had a NSV the other day. I was in the restroom washing my hands and I looked up in the mirror and I could see my collar bones. When I stood up, they weren't there, but if I hunched my shoulders in, they were definately noticeable. I don't think I've even seen them in the past 6 plus years. It was a good feeling.

Have a fantastic Saturday, Ladies!
ENJOY!!!

Loriann7
08-09-2008, 10:42 AM
HMA Congrats on the NSV!!!!!! :carrot:

Lisa I'm glad you finally were able to sleep the night through! I bet it felt good! NOw that the ordeal is over it wont take any time at all to lose the weight you put on with all those carbs. A few strict days, lots of water and you'll be good to go!

:wave: Indi! Have a peaceful rest!


Barb enjoy a peaceful weekend!

Thanks Pearl!! I agree, even though I am not working it's been a long week. Perhaps it's all the running around, car repair etc.

Hi Jelly, Thrift shopping is always fun, but be careful not to spend money on frivolous things you really don't need! Easy to do!

Hey Lynn, Big toss up of staying home in a quiet house, or going to Alaska! I think I'd go to Alaska! ;)

Thanks for dropping in little chick! Hope things get better for you!

Now I've heard everything Belle! A doggie birthday party? what will they think of next??? Getting together for doggie socialization isn't a bad idea, but come on, a party for a mutt?!!!!!! Yes, I love my girl and she's spoiled, but she's still a dog and knows not what all the fuss of a party is about. Give her a birthday bone and she's died and gone to heaven!

Me: Now that I've spent several weeks home and facing work Monday (strong possibility) I'm gonna get that room done once and for all!!!!! Today my son is here to do some yard work, and tomorrow my friend comes to take the couch, and I have to go grocery shopping today. relax? ha!

My friend insisted to pay money for the couch, I told her NO! I only paid 30 for the set at a yard sale last year. This thing is so comfortable! So to ease her mind I asked if her husband can fix my toilet while he's here, so I have to spend some of the money I have on the insides of the toilet. I did that just to help them not feel funny on taking the couch.

Kim_Star060404
08-09-2008, 10:45 AM
Hey everyone. Sorry to neglect you all, especially after writing a novel in the reading thread, but I've got to get my day started!!!

Laundry, shopping, packing, weeding and housecleaning on the agenda today. Leave for Austin tomorrow in the am. Sigh. This year is going by too fast....

JellyBean32882
08-09-2008, 11:05 AM
HMA Congrats on the NSV!!!!!! :carrot:

Lisa I'm glad you finally were able to sleep the night through! I bet it felt good! NOw that the ordeal is over it wont take any time at all to lose the weight you put on with all those carbs. A few strict days, lots of water and you'll be good to go!

:wave: Indi! Have a peaceful rest!


Barb enjoy a peaceful weekend!

Thanks Pearl!! I agree, even though I am not working it's been a long week. Perhaps it's all the running around, car repair etc.

Hi Jelly, Thrift shopping is always fun, but be careful not to spend money on frivolous things you really don't need! Easy to do!

Hey Lynn, Big toss up of staying home in a quiet house, or going to Alaska! I think I'd go to Alaska! ;)

Thanks for dropping in little chick! Hope things get better for you!

Now I've heard everything Belle! A doggie birthday party? what will they think of next??? Getting together for doggie socialization isn't a bad idea, but come on, a party for a mutt?!!!!!! Yes, I love my girl and she's spoiled, but she's still a dog and knows not what all the fuss of a party is about. Give her a birthday bone and she's died and gone to heaven!

Me: Now that I've spent several weeks home and facing work Monday (strong possibility) I'm gonna get that room done once and for all!!!!! Today my son is here to do some yard work, and tomorrow my friend comes to take the couch, and I have to go grocery shopping today. relax? ha!

My friend insisted to pay money for the couch, I told her NO! I only paid 30 for the set at a yard sale last year. This thing is so comfortable! So to ease her mind I asked if her husband can fix my toilet while he's here, so I have to spend some of the money I have on the insides of the toilet. I did that just to help them not feel funny on taking the couch.


Ya it is easy to do, but I need to look for some cheap bra's.. and I don't call from $11.98-$25 around where I am for a bra cheap.. what a ripoff, lol

AutumnRose
08-09-2008, 11:20 AM
Good morning all! I've been up since the crack of dawn, actually before, with the little one. She woke up and was ready to play. So I've been laying on the couch, folding laundry, being lazy all morning. I plan to finish dealing with Mt. Laundry at some point this afternoon and we have a pool party for dinner, getting nervous about eating. Hopefully I can just eat in advance and avoid it all.
Have a good day everyone!

Belle Mer
08-09-2008, 11:27 AM
HMA Congrats on the NSV!!!!!! :carrot:


Now I've heard everything Belle! A doggie birthday party? what will they think of next??? Getting together for doggie socialization isn't a bad idea, but come on, a party for a mutt?!!!!!! Yes, I love my girl and she's spoiled, but she's still a dog and knows not what all the fuss of a party is about. Give her a birthday bone and she's died and gone to heaven!




Well, the party theme is more for the owner than the dog, of course! It's a local toy dog club, and we get together once a month to socialize our tiny dogs in safety. While we're there, we celebrate birthdays for the month. It's really just a good way to keep our dogs healthy and happy, and fun for the owners to swap ideas and suggestions, and to watch the little dogs romp and play!

weezle
08-09-2008, 11:28 AM
Yeah, I've just been miserable, and you all know how I am with emotional eating, especially if there's no time to go to the store. I think I had mashed potatoes 4 times in the last week, plus biscuits, real (restaurant) cheese tortellini in an alfredo sauce, brown sugar rolls, chinese food with white rice, Taco Bell, and Papa John's pizza (on original crust) and their parmesan breadsticks (original bread.)

Oy. Sorry about the food porn but I kind of wanted to convey why I'm feeling so sick. Gonna get stuff at the store to make Rachael Ray's Black Bean Stoup and the Kraft Italian Spinach Pie (two things Ph1 that Tommy will help me eat.)

Tommy says hi by the way.

Think I'm going to try roasting some chickpeas as well. Haven't done it yet, and am a bit nervous about it, but it's worth a shot. Hey, do I need to store them in the fridge once I make them, or would a tupperware container on the counter work? And how long do they stay good?

So it's going to be a major detox the next few days, possibly a week. I'm going to try to be good. I got down to 121 with the stress and all, and now Lord knows where I'm at (I'm afraid of the scale.)

Think I'm going to start doing pilates in the mornings too. I always felt better when I did pilates. I just feel like a roly-poly now. Well, back to my grocery list. Talk soon.

JellyBean32882
08-09-2008, 11:40 AM
Weezle, try Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, I know I got majorly sore when I exercised to it twice so far since I got it. Good DVD for those who don't have exercise equipment or who don't like to exercise in public aka "ME" lol

weezle
08-09-2008, 11:43 AM
and I don't call from $11.98-$25 around where I am for a bra cheap.. what a ripoff, lol

I pay close to $50 for mine.... just another reminder for the chicks with the small ta-ta's - you're so lucky. One day when I'm rich, I'm going to have mine reduced and hiked-up.

I'll have to check out her DVD. I'm sure it'll kill me....

JellyBean32882
08-09-2008, 11:57 AM
I pay close to $50 for mine.... just another reminder for the chicks with the small ta-ta's - you're so lucky. One day when I'm rich, I'm going to have mine reduced and hiked-up.

I'll have to check out her DVD. I'm sure it'll kill me....


Ya I know, my family always tells me I need mine reduced, lol.. but they make you lose the weight you wanna lose anyway before reducing boob size so really what's the point if they are gonna shrink anyway, except for those who don't lose boob size when they lose weight.. then it qualifies.

ladybugnessa
08-09-2008, 12:02 PM
I pay close to $50 for mine.... just another reminder for the chicks with the small ta-ta's - you're so lucky. One day when I'm rich, I'm going to have mine reduced and hiked-up.

I'll have to check out her DVD. I'm sure it'll kill me....


I could have written this myself weezle...


70 pounds down and i'm still 44DD

weezle
08-09-2008, 12:05 PM
Unfortunately I'm one of those that doesn't lose much boob. Back when I was 105 lbs in high school, I was a D-cup. Got up to 40DD (probably should've worn bigger, too, but wouldn't admit it.....) at my heaviest and now am back down to 34D. Not huge in the grande scheme of things, but it takes a toll on my back and there's major saggage from gaining and losing weight. Thus, the expensive bras.

Good luck with your boob-loss!

Nessa, ugh. They'll go down with more loss! At least some.....

JellyBean32882
08-09-2008, 12:10 PM
Unfortunately I'm one of those that doesn't lose much boob. Back when I was 105 lbs in high school, I was a D-cup. Got up to 40DD (probably should've worn bigger, too, but wouldn't admit it.....) at my heaviest and now am back down to 34D. Not huge in the grande scheme of things, but it takes a toll on my back and there's major saggage from gaining and losing weight. Thus, the expensive bras.

Good luck with your boob-loss!

Nessa, ugh. They'll go down with more loss! At least some.....


I'm a 40DD, prob bigger, but I've been using minimizer bra's so I can have at least an inch of shrinkage to my chest, lol

I remember one time I got down to 162lbs and I was like a 40D, still not small enough for me tho, I wish I could be in the B cup like my mother, she's lucky.

Thin4Good
08-09-2008, 12:11 PM
I'm still wearing nursing bras and I haven't been breastfeeding since December! :( If I lose a little weight I'll have several that fit for a while since I seem to have the ones that are too small in great abundance!

JellyBean32882
08-09-2008, 12:18 PM
I have a curvations bra 40D that I have to wait to wear, but I go through bra's like crazy cause my boobs aren't even so it drives me nuts, with or without bra's.. I'd rather have no boobs, least it wouldn't drive me nuts anymore.

CyndiM
08-09-2008, 12:34 PM
Hello Chicks of many words :) You've been busy this morning!

I've been crazy busy getting ready for the first leg of the time off. Tomorrow I'm off to my parents in the land the internet forgot. I've been trying to get things done here and make sure I have what I need to get through three days there. Unfortunately I ended up bringing a couple of work projects home too - just couldn't get it all done yesterday. Oh well, just small things and it's better than having them hanging over my head.

Today I discovered chestnuts. I can't find them on the food list but they have a glycemic load of 4 so I think they're safe. Ocean State had bags for $2. Yum

Loriann - :crossed:

Heather - I love my collar bones! I didn't even know I had them until recently (okay, I assumed they were there somewhere but I didn't know what they looked like!). :cb:

Ruth - Hope Hershey starts doing better. I hate when my babies are sick :(

Cottage - do you have parties every weekend?!

Indigal - How did the potluck go? Think it will catch on?

I'm staying out of the bra discussion. Except to add that it costs more to keep them in place then it did when they were bigger and stayed put.

:wave: everyone. Have a great weekend!

cottagebythesea
08-09-2008, 02:06 PM
Cyndi, unfortunately, since we're the only ones in the family who have a pool, everyone wants to hold their parties over here in the summer. I don't really mind, as long as everyone pitches in to help out. It seems like our house was always "party-central", even while we were living all over the world before Jake retired from the military! My kid's friends always wanted to hang out at our house, so I'm pretty used to having a houseful. Have a great trip, and have Julie take some pictures to share with us!

Lisa, Nessa, Jelly, I share your woes in the boobie department. :( I can lose inches everywhere else on my body except my boobage. I actually went for a consultation with a surgeon about having them reduced, and he said I didn't qualify enough for insurance to cover it. :?: I've been wearing a 38D since my kids were born! If I ever win the lottery, that's the very first thing I'm having done!

Loriann7
08-09-2008, 02:30 PM
I'm a 40D myself and feel your pain, but I've learned that it is what I am... This discussion reminds me of a country song.. Let me get the lyrics...

SARA EVANS LYRICS

Complimentary "I Keep Looking" Ringtone


"I Keep Looking"

Back when I was young
Couldn't wait to grow up
Get away and get out on my own
And looking back now
Ain't it funny how
I've been trying to get back home, yeah

When my low self esteem
Needs a man loving me
And I find me a perfect catch
Then I see my friends
Having wild weekends
Then I don't wanna get quite so attached
Just as soon as I get what I want
I get unsatisfied
Good is good but could be better

I keep looking, I keep looking for
I keep looking for something more
I always wonder what's on the other side
Of the number two door
I keep looking
Looking for something more

Well, the straight haired girls
They all want curls
And the brunettes wanna be blonde
It's your typical thing
You got ying you want yang
It just goes on and on
They say, hey, it's only human
To never be satisfied
Well I guess that I'm as human as the next one

Oh, I keep looking
I keep looking for
I keep looking for something more
I always wonder what's on the other side
Of the number two door
Yeah, I keep looking
Looking for something more

Just as soon as I get what I want
I get unsatisfied
Hey, good is good but could be better

I keep looking
I keep looking for
I keep looking for something more
I always wonder what's on the other side
Of the number two door
I keep looking
Looking for something more
Oh, looking for something more

Barb0522
08-09-2008, 02:40 PM
Losing weight definitely helped my breasts to reduce. I went from a 42DDD to a 36C although I probably fit a D more right now since I gained some of the weight back. At my age, they'll never be perky but as long as I wear a good bra or a good swimsuit, they do fine.

Schmoodle
08-09-2008, 02:52 PM
Poor DD1 is a 34DD on one side and C on the other. We went for consultation too a year or so ago because with her being a dancer she was starting to have back problems. She didn't qualify for insurance coverage either because she was only too big on one side!!

Loriann7
08-09-2008, 04:00 PM
OK all, I just got the call! "Lori, this is Enzo. We are going to give you a try for two weeks. You'll be working with Brenda all day Monday." I asked how long I have before she leaves, he said he's going to let her go Monday. I asked "I thought she was leaving on her own." He replied "She wants to leave, so I'm letting her. She'd work the week if I let her."... The tone in his voice has me wondering! I'm gonna do some asking on monday see if she'll tell me why she's leaving!

Anyway, he didn't ask.. he just told me! hhhmmm, LOL.

hmacneil6
08-09-2008, 04:06 PM
Lori - regardless....that's so great that you're going to work on Monday!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!:cb::jig::dance::congrat:

Belle Mer
08-09-2008, 04:56 PM
Lori, Congratulations!

ladybugnessa
08-09-2008, 05:00 PM
Congrats, Lori but find out why she's leaving... the boss might be a bit too forceful....

cottagebythesea
08-09-2008, 07:33 PM
Loriann, I hope this job works out well for you, congratulations! It does seem like there's something going on behind the scenes that you should try to find out, though. Maybe it's just the mother in me, but go into this with your eyes wide open. :hug:

weezle
08-09-2008, 07:35 PM
Agreed. But CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! Even if it ends up being a dud, at least you know that you're qualified and you aced the interview! Way to win him over! And good luck. I'm sure you'll let us know how your first day goes. :)

Loriann7
08-09-2008, 08:48 PM
Thanks Guys. I planned already to find out from her why she's leaving. He said she's been there twenty years. I'll see if he's lying or not! And get a feel from her if things there are cosher or not.

mul131
08-09-2008, 09:29 PM
today was nice and relaxing for me! Today was my last day of dog-sitting for someone that lives down the street. The weather was beautiful, so I took the dogs to a field where they could run around, and I laid in the grass and sun for a while just enjoying the warmth! :)

indigal
08-09-2008, 09:44 PM
Hello Chickee's This morning was my weigh day... down 1.4 lbs this week. I'm down 19 lbs in 6 weeks. Gotta run....I'm late for work, hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Pearlrose
08-09-2008, 10:17 PM
Congratulations Lori, yeah I would just find out the lay of the land on Monday and proceed from there, could be minor but either way you got over the hurtle. Yeah.

AutumnRose
08-09-2008, 10:40 PM
Congrats on the job Loriann:congrat:

Ruthxxx
08-10-2008, 06:13 AM
What a chatty bunch! Weekends are usually slow in here.

Just a reminder: If you are past two pages, check out http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=140732 and adjust your profile.

Yesterday was a pretty relaxing day - no social engagements except talking to people at the market and the groomer. (I sound mean but sometimes I really feel I want to be a hermit!) Loaded up on produce and now need to deal with it. It's hard for one person to eat a basket of peaches so I'll be freezing some today and making a peach crisp for my company stash.

My Hershey is looking pretty terrible after her major haircut but probably feels a lot better with all the matted fur gone. Keith wanted to give her a second bath after the "unveiling" but she seemed tired so we will do that on Monday.

Church this morning and then off to Kingston with Disney for her class. I'll be home by three and work in some porch time. It's pouring rain right now but will be pleasant out there.

How does your Sunday look?

Pacergal29
08-10-2008, 07:02 AM
Loriann congrats on the job, hope it works out well!

Indigal :carrot: on the 16 pounds, you rock!

HMA congrats on the collar bones, they are still my favorite body part!

I'll be headed out soon to pick up DD, I think I will stop at Trader Joes while I am in Indianapolis, it is the closest one around. We had tossed around the idea of going to the state fair while we were up there and checked to see who was performing up there tonight........The Backstreet Boys, you have got to be kidding me, aren't they a bunch of old men now that can't hardly be called boys??? Oh well, I don't need the fair food anyway!

CyndiM
08-10-2008, 07:05 AM
Good morning Ruth :)
You could dry some of those peach slices too! I like to throw a tray in whenever I get more than I can eat. My new favorite breakfast involves 5 grain cereal, a whole peach sliced up. 1 T almonds, 1 T rf coconut, and some vanilla protein powder. I'm bringing the fixings with me to my parents!
I hope Hershey's haircut makes her more comfortable and helps you get to the bottom of her problem.

Loriann - :cp: It's gotta be nice to know you've got something even if it doesn't end up being a long term fix.

I'm working through the huge to do list before heading out for a few days. My parents only have very slow dial-up so I probably won't even be able to load 3FC. It should be a bit challenging food wise. I want to bring my own food. My family is Italian and that doesn't go over well. The hardest thing is my Mom is really trying. She bought me salmon for the grill and is making two veggies for dinner. Unfortunately she made a marinated veggie salad with a fat free dressing. I imagine there's no chance it doesn't have the dreaded hfcs in it :( I'm planning and prepping and hoping for the best.

What's on your schedule for the day?

cottagebythesea
08-10-2008, 07:07 AM
Good morning Ruth, and the rest of you Chicklets! It's a clear, cool morning here, but they're calling for T-storms this afternoon. Not what I want to hear, they'll be a passle of little ones here who are looking forward to playing in the pool. I might have to send them all downstairs to the playroom. ;)

Jake isn't feeling too good this morning, so we may skip breakfast with the gang and just go walk around Walmart, I have to pick up some wrapping paper and a few other things. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that the storms pass by us this afternoon for the party! :crossed:

Morning, Cyndi! Have a safe trip and enjoyable visit with your parents. SBD can work very well with Italian food, just as long as you only use ww pasta, or stay away from it completely. I know most Italian families love to push the food, though! Good luck!

Ruthxxx
08-10-2008, 07:10 AM
:lol:. CyndiM. I just wrote in my blog that I should dry some of the peaches! They would be yummy in oatmeal in November! I managed to slice the zukes on my mandolin without slicing my fingers, by the way. :) I couldn't find the holder thingie so just pitched the stubby bits into the compost.

Cottage, I hope it clears for you. My, you certainly always have a houseful.
I hope Jake recovers quickly - it should be illegal to be feeling lousy on the weekend!

CyndiM
08-10-2008, 07:33 AM
:lol:. CyndiM. I just wrote in my blog that I should dry some of the peaches! They would be yummy in oatmeal in November! I managed to slice the zukes on my mandolin without slicing my fingers, by the way. :) I couldn't find the holder thingie so just pitched the stubby bits into the compost.


I sliced the tip of a different finger yesterday. Think that's progress?!

Loriann7
08-10-2008, 07:52 AM
Good Mornin ladies. I'm exhausted, hope to get more sleep tonight. My son spent the night here last night with a friend of his. I made the taco bake last night using the pesto instead of paste, and black beans instead of refried. Those boys polished off the entire pan! So much for leftovers! My son warned me into the second bite, "Don't plan on left overs mom." What a compliment to the person who created that dish. My son is by far the most finicky person, and his friend is allergic. He's even allergic to tomatos and dairy (the cheese). But he's been strict so allowed himself for some of this.

Today I have planned a few OP things... I have a friend coming over to pick up a couch from me and asked her to stay for dinner. They live an hour and a half away so we don't see each other too often. She's bringing sweet potato casserole and salad. I'm making old bay chicken (she's never had it.) and corn on the cob. I'm allowing for a table spoon of her caserole and half ear of corn :).

But I know I'll enjoy the company!

Barb0522
08-10-2008, 08:52 AM
Lorianne - Congratulations! I hope it turns out wonderfully.

I finally got the pool filter cleaned yesterday. I hosed the four cartridges with a high pressure hose, let them dry in the sun and then used a toothbrush to brush the "gunk" out of each one of the pleats. It took hours. The pool looks so much better now that I don't have hundreds of leaves going in it. I'm glad I got the tree taken out. Now I just need to pay the $759 bill that came for taking the tree out!

We watched Olympics all day yesterday. It's back on now. Other than church and grocery shopping, there isn't much planned for today so maybe I can work on my stuff for Wood Badge. I've finished everything I need to prepare for Roundtable.

Schmoodle
08-10-2008, 09:08 AM
Good morning chicks, sorry I've been scarce, but things are hopping right now. Hopefully life will slow down a little once the week begins.
Today we are having a birthday BBQ for my nephew who turns 16. And the nephew and niece will spend a couple of days with us. My house is a disaster so I need to make sure there is a decent place for them to sleep.
Hope you are all having a great weekend. I found so many yummies at the market yesterday. What do you guys do with Swiss chard?
littlechick, glad you popped in! We've missed you!
Loriann, congratulations on the job. Hope it works out well for you.
Kim and Cyndi, have safe trips.
Have a relaxing Sunday everybody!

Kim_Star060404
08-10-2008, 09:15 AM
Morning everyone! Just whizzing in to say, adios! I'll be back online for sure next Saturday! Wish me luck - I have to pass this course and stay OP while there!!

weezle
08-10-2008, 09:43 AM
Good luck Kim! Nice to see you!

Good morning everyone else! I love the black bean "stoup" that Rachael Ray came up with, but the pot calls for an entire large onion, and I always end up smelling like the stoup the next day. Pfffeewww.

Minus maybe an extra handful of almonds yesterday (I couldn't help myself) I think I did alright. My non-beachy snack pre-store, then cheese stick, stoup, salad with veggies, cottage cheese, cashews/almonds, a few roasted chickpeas (just to sample them.... I needed more seasoning,) and 2 soy dogs.

I think once I get hungry here (I can't eat first thing in the morning) I'll make a cheesy omelet, fake bacon, and have a mini low-sodium V8. Mmmmm. Breakfast.

Otherwise, gonna head to Tom's mom's house for a little while and visit with her and his aunt. Hopefully the rest of the day will be relaxing. And hope you girls have a great Sunday!

Lisa

hmacneil6
08-10-2008, 10:02 AM
Headed to poker last night. Had a really good time, as always.....Drank too much wine, as always......broke even.
Today I've got church this morning, then brunch with friends from work, and then, if my hubby's up to it we're finally going to see the Dark Knight.
I really need to run, but have a good one, all!

ladybugnessa
08-10-2008, 10:06 AM
hey gang... SCALE: 214.8

going to meet a friend from my board down in DC today!

Pearlrose
08-10-2008, 10:36 AM
Good morning everyone,

On the agenda today looks like we are headed upstate to the Il State Fair in Springfield, didn't really want to go but DH wants us to go with him, as we won't be home until about 11 p.m. and I have work tomorrow morning atleast it is wfh though and I can sleep on the way home.

Have a great day everyone!!!

weezle
08-10-2008, 10:40 AM
Hey Pearl! Wave when you get to town! We thought about going to the fair today too but I'm not sure if we'll make it out there or not. I heard a rumor that admission is only $3 but don't know if that's true or not. Hope you have fun!

JellyBean32882
08-10-2008, 11:01 AM
hey gang... SCALE: 214.8

going to meet a friend from my board down in DC today!

Thats great nessa! My scale showed 211 today, down 2lbs water weight from yesterday.

Loriann7
08-10-2008, 01:58 PM
CAN'T do personals as company is due any moment. But I received a call today from my boss. I'm not starting tomorrow, he wants to get a few things done before I get there. I start Tuesday. It's alright as there's a few things I need to do as well. This whole thing is super strange!