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08-27-2008, 07:06 AM
Oh, man! I came down to the kitchen to find coffee grounds and water all over the place. :mad: What a mess to clean up! I'll leave a note for Jake to check out the coffee maker, and in the meantime I did manage to salvage one measly cup out of it. I had to strain the grounds out, though. Grrrrr!

The first day of school went well, no tears except for the adults. ;) Cindy said she'd see them off this morning, so I'll have a little time off this morning. I'm going to get the laundry done and start packing a bag for my trip to Maine tomorrow. I offered to make a few heat-and -eat meals for Jake while I'm away, but he said he'd make out just fine, so he's on his own.

I think I'm going to run over to Wawa for a big cup of coffee. This one wee cup is not going to do at all!

08-27-2008, 07:33 AM
Oh Cottage, coffee explosions are not fun! coffee grounds are a pain to clean up! At least you got one cup, but that is never enough!! Glad school went well for the kids!

We had open house last night and I only had 3 parents show up after all the trouble the kids and I went through. sad.

Rushing off to the tub, but hope everyone has a great day. And everyone have positive thoughts that Gustave will just "go away"...

08-27-2008, 07:37 AM
Cottage, I feel your pain over the coffee. I did get a cup of good stuff from the diner yesterday for my drive to Ottawa but got home too late to pick up milk for this morning. I'm drinking it black although I was tempted to pour in a wee bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream. Cream is milk, right?

My Hershey does have Cushings Disease as we suspected, treatable but not curable. We start meds this week to alleviate the symptoms. Whew! Claire came to check on Disney around noon yesterday. D. whimpered when she went to leave so she took her home with her. We realized D. has not been away from me or Hershey since she came here so was worried - or else milking it!

Laundry is already started and I plan to do a few other tasks today and get life back to normal around here. I'll do pet therapy at noon with Disney and putter around outside doing some tidying. There's a feeling of fall out there this morning and it's time to start thinking about the "W" word.

Hope everyone has a humpless Hump Day on the road of life! :rofl:

Good morning, Cat. That is so disappointing about the lack of parents at the school open house! What's with that? I am trying hard to put a hex on Gustave - it worked for Fay.

08-27-2008, 07:52 AM
Good morning ladies!

Cottage...that is so annoying about the coffee!! One cup is just a tease!!

Cat....that is very discouraging that so few parents showed up. And yes....I'm sipping my coffee and watching the weather in disbelief.

Ruth...good news that it's treatable and hopefully the meds will make life easier for Hersh....and fall...what's that?!? fall around here!

Me...I'm just sipping my coffee watching the weather with my mind churning. Last time I wasn't a homeowner...and I think that has my nerves shaking this time around. Ruth...get the hex out worked with Fay...let's move this one along as well! I should be headed to work already, as I have to leave early for an MD appt..ah well soon enough!! haha

Have a good one!!

little chick
08-27-2008, 08:10 AM
Morning chicks, just popping in to say hello. A million things to try to get done so my school routine will go smoothly. I am just a little OCD. lol. I will be back daily next week when the world of school is back. Take care and have a great day.

Belle Mer
08-27-2008, 08:13 AM
Morning all,

Looking back over this month, I realize how many times I went off P2, and didn't exercise. I don't know why I let myself be distracted away from it this month. So I'm really looking forward to September. A new month and new resolve. I'm going back to Phase 1.5. And I'm dragging out that exercise DVD.

I'm hoping and praying that Gustav doesn't come anywhere near you Louisiana ladies.

Ruth, sorry about the Cushings. I had a dog with Cushings. I gave her an herb called Milk Thistle, which is great, especially for the liver.

Cottage, I hate exploding coffee. What a mess.

Anyway, as for me and SBD, today is a new day. I'm meeting a friend for coffee this morning and after that I am working on my book.

08-27-2008, 08:25 AM
Good morning Chicks

Running late so just a quickie. I'm holding as tight as I can to my positive attitude though it's been touch and go most of the week. The weather is lovely so I'm able to walk at lunch and that really helps.

Have a good day!

08-27-2008, 08:29 AM
Morning chicks!!

Cottage - THAT. is. HORRIBLE. Maybe the carafe just wasn't in there perfect? Can we hope? Fix it ASAP!

Cat - our little boy's open house is tomorrow, and we're planning on going...Aren't you proud of us!

Ruth - which medication are they putting Hershey on? Symptoms are much better (if dosed right) on the meds. I'm really likin' the trilostane...

Mandy -'s visit. Do you get white coat syndrome?!? (I do!)

Little chick - LOL. Me too! Have you seen that joke...."I'm CDO. That's OCD, with the letters in alphabetical order like they should be". HA!!

Belle - yeah, it's amazing how good this diet works when you follow it...and not so good when we don't stick to it as well. I realized that the awesome yogurt I found (NSA, no artificials, only fruit juice to sweeten, and a very small amount at that) is a trigger for me. :(. That' s okay, my daughter loves it, she can have it all!

Me - sigh. Last short day that I get a couple of hours to myself before DS starts school next week. I'm not sure what I'm going to do, since I stressed a muscle (or whatever) jogging in the last two days. I have yet to find work pants that fit me well. What's a big-butt, thin waist girl to do?!?! Hopefully today will be relaxing!

Have a great day! (and hello to anyone that may be simulposting!)

08-27-2008, 08:34 AM
:coffee2: I'm a happy camper again. :)

Ruth, what a huge relief that must be, to know Hershey's Cushings is the treatable type! How is she doing today after all that poking and prodding from yesterday? I know Disney/Daisy must be thrilled to have you both back home. :grouphug: for all of you!

Cat, Mandyleigh, and all you others in the hurricane path, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this storm just turns back to sea and doesn't affect any of you. Stay safe! :crossed: That is just a shame that you had such a small turn-out for your open house at school! You'd think that parents would want to be involved in what their child is learning. So very sad!

LC, good luck getting your days all organized! I should be back to a regular routine after I get back next week.

Belle Mer, this entire summer has found me hanging onto the wagon with the tips of my fingers! I have to really get my act together and start that scale moving downwards again! At least I've been lucky that I've managed to maintain, thank goodness. :) Lets's hope we can all do better from here on out!

Twynne, have a great day!

08-27-2008, 09:12 AM
Good morning chicks (and Matt?)
This morning is a little smoother so far. One kid to go and then the day is mine! Well, not really, I have to call in to a meeting that is scheduled to go all day. Ick. The only way an all-day meeting can be more boring is if you are not actually there to interact!
Yes, my freezer is on the fritz, for those who asked. It quit working last year but DH got it going again, but it's about 10YO, so maybe its time has come. I did not lose any food though, once I went through both freezers, threw out some stuff that needed to go, and took out stuff that I freeze that doesn't really have to be frozen (nuts, grains, bread), I was able to get everything into my refrigerator freezer. At this point I'm just thinking, what next? Since DH has left my desktop died, the phone line in the house went bad and I had to string a temporary with DDad's help, my washing machine started leaking, and I had to get the brake job that DH assured me I would not need until he got back, and now the freezer. I got a lovely e-mail from him yesterday saying how much he was enjoying going to the beach every day after work (he's in Greece now). {Insert teeth grinding here} As an officer, he has someone come to clean his room, make his bed every day, the only thing he does is his laundry. Okay, he's working, I know, he doesn't like being away from us either. It's tough on both of us (but can you tell I really think it's tougher on me?).
Wow, I am full of complaints today!

I am watching Gustav hoping he doesn't come near any of the chicks! If I had gone through Katrina, I think would be a nervous wreck everytime another storm is coming through.

Well, gotta get DD walked to school, I will BBL for personals.
Although I gotta say, Cat, I can't believe only 3 parents showed up!

08-27-2008, 09:26 AM
Schmoodle, oh, sweetheart, I think you need a big hug right now! :grouphug: When your DH gets back, I think you should take off for a few days just for yourself!

08-27-2008, 09:49 AM

Cottage, can you scrounge up any of the coffee-ground-water to inject straight into my veins?

I have a woman that works for me, who I am sure has the best of intentions, but is a bit lacking in the common sense area. We have a rule: If you need to call in, call in 8 hours early (so we can find a replacement.) So she called me 4 hours and 15 minutes early (at 5:45 this morning) to call in. I can't very well find a replacement at 5:45am, so a call at 7:30 would have been sufficient. She woke up the whole house, so Tommy's been up since then, and I tried to go back to sleep but just had fitful dreams the whole time about oversleeping and being late for work.

So on top of being exhausted, I have no one to be my mid today. I'll try to get ahold of the new girl and see if she wants some extra hours with me today. I have a ton of phone calls I have to make in the office.

Just have to get through today and tomorrow. Today and tomorrow. Today and tomorrow......

Well, time to take my medicine and get moving. Hope you girls have a good day.


08-27-2008, 10:34 AM
Morning, girls.

Quick flyby for me. Watching the news and getting breakfast on the table.

Gustav hopefully will just dissipate....but I just have this feeling that we're in for something at least. I bought batteries, water and food yesterday before it's all gone.

I'm starting again with potty training today...which means we have to stay home the entire day. I'm planning on doing some baking....I bought some really great ww bread flour last night that I want to use.

I'll check back later, girls. Have a lovely day!

also, Kim, I hope you're feeling better today!

Weezle - what kind of retail shop do you work in? I recognize those problems anywhere!

08-27-2008, 10:52 AM
not much time so this will be quick so i am going straight into personals

cottage sorry about the coffee mess

cat i soooooo hope yall don't get that storm

ruth a :hug: for you and hershey

mandy fay was enough over here i couldn't imagine anything worse - no matter the outcome be safe

hi lccynditwynn lisa & zeff hope you all have a great day

belle don't you just love new days - new beginnings

schmoodle you poor dear :hug: they always say when it rains it pours

08-27-2008, 11:12 AM
Good morning all.. I slept in till after nine! I woke up sometime during the night with AWEFUL stomach pains so I couldn't sleep too well. And then Jade woke me up around 6 as she's used to going out sooner, I never sleep in this late. I feel like I could use another few hours!

Cottage, sorry about the loss of the coffee! I used to buy the cheap makers just to have to replace every other year or so. Last year I invested in a CuisineArt and have never had better coffee in my life! So, if you need to replace it, thats just mho! :)

Sorry Femme that more parents aren't involved in their kids! I remember going to the open houses, around here very few kids didn't show up. Small town where everyone knows everyone else!

Ruth! I'm so sorry to hear abut Hershey! I hope this disease isn't painful for him.

Mandy and everyone that is in danger of the storm, be prepared board up windows and have LOTS of toilet paper! :) Stay warm and dry!

Schmoodle, I'm so sorry everything seems to be happening at once! (hugs) :hugs:

Weezle! The nerve of her calling at that ungodly hour! WOW! to be honest, There's been times I didn't know I had to call in till about an hour or so before! Like waking up hurdling so hard there's no way going to work is an option! NOT saying her calling in that hour is forgivable, but the rule of 8 hours, while I understand it, there's times one just doesn't, can't, know!

Zeff... Ah, the days of potty training! You all that are prego, and kids off to school, make me cry! I want my son back!!!!!!!!!!!! (wait, he comes back once a week to smooch!) :rofl:

Me, taking some time to clean the kitchen today, I let it go last night, shame on me. Planning on making the broccoli and cheese soup.. and mama w's meatloaf for dinner! I'll throw a side of veggies with that, and I'll have plenty left overs for the week!

Went to sit in on an advanced class last night, it was their last class and I was impressed by some of the commands... one thing he taught them was "leave it" he threw the bone on the ground and the dogs had to walk by and leave it... hhmmm, MY girl has known leave it since she was about 2 months old!!!!!!!! he also taught them to sit from a down position, a lot of work was while in heel, I'm going to try to budget to get her in the class in a couple months, after I start back to work!

I was hoping to hear back from that company, but not yet.. nothing. It took them three weeks to call me back for second interview... I hope they call soon with an offer! I've contacted them again, so I hope I'm still in the running. In the meantime I can't put all my eggs in one basket and will put some more resume's out. If I don't have something in another month or so I might goi to Accountemps. sigh.

08-27-2008, 11:35 AM
Good morning Chickies,

Sorry no time for personals- my thoughts are with everyone regarding Gustav hope he dies down.

Have a great day

08-27-2008, 11:47 AM
Yuck, Cottage! That sounds awful! DH and I have been using this ancient (it almost has a fabric cord) percolator he got after his grandmother passed away. Funny enough, it works extremely well. Things these days are literally made to break early so companies can make more money from your continually buying new ones. Awful! :mad: Hope you got some decent coffee at Wawa! :hug: for your packing for Maine. Good for you for taking Jake at his word. Let's just hope he cleans up after himself, too! ;)

Cat, sending {{{{{go away}}}}}} vibes to our dear friend Gustave, and sorry to hear about open house. That's just awful, for you and the kids!!!

Oh, Ruth, I'm so sorry about the diagnosis for Hershey. :hug: But I know it'll be a relief to know what's wrong and start dealing with it instead of worrying about what it might be. You and Hersh are both strong, independent, and hardy Canucks and I know you'll both be able to get through this with great results. :hug: Poor Disney/Daisy! Too funny, though, if she was milking it! Now, you just shush about that evil W word. Just think about F words instead. :s:

Wow, Mandy, I don't know how y'all do it. I'd be a wreck watching and waiting. I'm used to earthquakes, but not to tornadoes or hurricanes. Up here in the boonies, the worst we can worry about is the river flooding. :shrug: Lots more {{{{{go away}}}}}} vibes to Gustave for you, too!

LC, I saw this yesterday and could totally relate. Maybe you can, too? :lol3:

Belle, I hear you on the new month thing. Robert Fulghum (author of All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten and many wonderful other essays) says that he thinks the Jews have it right: the new year should start in September. He notes that it's much easier to get energized about new routines and exercise when it's nice and crisp out rather than freezing (when you just want to get under your blankie and stay there until spring! :lol: ). I agree! However, I think it's super important for you to figure out why you had so much trouble in August. If you figure that out, it'll help you avoid those problems in the future. You might want to try blogging about it on the 3FC blogs. That way, other chickies can read it and give you their advice and insight. :hug:

Good for you for walking, Cyndi! :high:

Twynn!!!! :rofl: Guess great minds think alike, eh? (re: CDO) Sorry about the yogurt. I'm always so sad when that happens to me. You might try using plain yogurt and adding flavored agave nectar to it. Regarding pants, I love Dockers City/Metro pants. I get them at Kohl's (where there's inevitably a sale). They fit well for us big butt & hips/small waisted girls! ;)

The only way an all-day meeting can be more boring is if you are not actually there to interact!
No doubt, Schmoo! Although, they won't know if you're knitting or something, right? So you can make it more fun!!! :devil: Sounds like you really are getting hit with it while DH is away! Can you plan for a little vacation just for you when DH gets back? Maybe a lovely spa visit? Or even just a retreat at a retreat center? Even a motel 6 and a stack of good books could be relaxing! :lol: Seriously, you deserve it. Then you have something to look forward to. :hug: Feel free to vent anytime, girl. Those who stay at home always have it harder. Sure, he misses you and his familiar surroundings, but you have to miss him and deal with real life!

Yikes, Weezle! That's darned inconsiderate! Uggh...maybe it's time to change the rule for those who are lacking in the common sense arena. "Call 8 hours before OR the night before if 8 hours before falls anytime between 9 at night and 7:30 in the morning!!!" Grr! Hope you feel better...have you tried those "5 hour energy" things? It looks like they're SBD-safe, but I haven't really looked into them much. Here's some coffee in the meantime ---> :coffee:

:wave: to all the other chickies (and Matt) that I've missed...I had to go help a student just as I finished this!

Whew, responding to all the early birds has me too worn to want to write about myself! :lol: Not much happening here. Spent most of last night on the computer listing things on e-bay to try to get them off the office floor, where they're lying in a pile and irritating DH. I made a super-yummy dinner...crockpot beans from an SBD online recipe site (don't remember the name), coleslaw, and BBQ chicken ( a Cooking Light recipe, which I'll post in the forum.

Hope you all have a great day!

08-27-2008, 11:55 AM
Good morning ladies!!! I'm back from NC!

Cottage - Sorry about the coffee, but glad to see that you're already over it. Go with the flow is often my motto. Have fun packing for Maine!

Cat - Sorry to hear that you have a bunch of students with uninvolved parents. Having parents not invested is so hard. You want so much for your students (especially at this young age) and to not have parent support is difficult. I hope you can find some way to inspire the parents to want to get involved. Saying prayers that Gustavo stays away!

Ruth - There's got to be some relief in having confirmation on Hershey. Even though it's not "curable" at least you know how to treat it! I'm sure things will be better soon.

Mandy - Keep yourself safe in the threat of the storm. I'm really hoping things are going to be just fine for you and the other in the path of the storm.

l/c - Morning!!!

belle - Good job taking account for the way you've been eating and noticing you need to reconfigure some things. And remembering that exercise is an important component is really good! Keep it up!

Cyndi - I'm going to read back to find out what's going on....I'm sorry to hear that things are yucky right now. I hope they get better!

Twynnb - Sorry to hear that you pulled something. I hope it heals soon, because I know how much you love to go running and hiking.

Schmoodle - I just want to give you a giant hug today! :hug: It sounds like you've had quite the rough go since dh has been gone. I hope things get better and you can seen the end of the tunnel soon. Hang in there!

Weezle - You poor thing. Drives me crazy when people don't have common sense. I swear that if people thought before they acted, most of the time they'd make the right choice....but they just don't think. I hope things get better today.

Zeff - Glad to hear that you made it home safely. I hope you don't find yourself in the path of the storm. Have fun potty training today!

Gonnabe - Hey there :wave:

Lori - I was truly hoping to come back to find you had gotten a sorry to hear that this new company is dragging their feet. I hope you hear from them soon.

Me - We had a fantastic time while in Raleigh/Durham, NC. The weather was AMAZING.....not super hot like we thought it was going to be. I ate so poorly (as expected....and kind of planned, I might add). I really didn't eat giant quantities of food, however, I ate what I wanted. Today were back on P1 for a week or two. I really need to get my veggies in....I didn't eat too many of those while on vacation. DH had a little scare while we were driving around town on our first day in.......He thought he was having a heart attack (REALLY SCARY!!!!), but I think it was more of an anxiety attack. It calmed down quickly but I was really scared for a bit. And it scared him enough to recognize that he needs to really work on dropping some weight himself. So out of a scary situation comes good. He's also making a MD appointment just to make sure it was "just an anxiety attack".
I'm going to be uploading my pics a little later today, so hopefully I'll get them in and be able to share some of the great places we went to. Today is all about recovery from the trip. Chiro appointment this morning, then grocery shopping and laundry. I go back to work on Friday, so I really want to get ready for my return to the regular routine.
Have a good Wednesday!!!! Glad to be back!


Pearlrose & Beachgal - Missed you while I was working on my post. Have a fantastic day!!!!

08-27-2008, 12:19 PM
Cat - Sorry to hear more parents didn't make it. I felt horrible missing Brian's Meet the Teacher night but the notices of the date as well as the date/times for the School Supply sale were sent with the letters from the teacher so it arrived 2 days before the Meet the Teacher night and we were out of town. At least I know his homeroom/science teacher from when she was one of his den leaders and I know his math teacher (wife of the Cubmaster) so there is only 1 teacher I don't know. We have curriculum night in a few weeks where I will meet them all. Although they don't let us bring kids to the curriculum night which is tough when you're a single parent.

I just dont' get to reply early enough to have time to write to everyone. At least I am feeling better today. I'm trying not to let the stress bother me so much today (but it isn't easy). At least I have lots of work to keep me busy.

08-27-2008, 12:36 PM
Hey everyone. Thanks for the well-wishes both yesterday and today. Things are going better today. I decided it was better to end the turmoil and let go of a friend who is quite toxic. At least I did my best to make things right.

In a hurry today. DH and I are leaving for S. Texas in the morning to visit his family. Should be fun - lots of "real" shopping! Yay! I may check in tomorrow, but I doubt it. Have a great Labor Day weekend and I'll "see" all of you on Tuesday!!

08-27-2008, 02:12 PM
Kim - doing the right thing with friends is sometimes the hardest decision of all. I've recently had to let go of some friends that we too bad for my life - negative, etc. I tried sticking it out with them for years, but it always ended with me in tears.

I hope you have a good time on your trip...and keep an eye on Gustav! If he hits land, it should be Monday.

08-27-2008, 02:30 PM
Kim, I finally read the post in general and responded to you.
While I'm not out of the running, I do know they are conducting another bout of first interviews. So, to me, It seems they are continuing with their search. And so must I. NOt that I stopped, but I did slow down, a LOT!

08-27-2008, 03:15 PM
To all my Louisiana girls, the Daily Advertiser is saying that everything in the Acadiana area is getting ready for a big storm. Hospitals, Cajundome, schools, etc.

ULL is starting to enact their hurricane preparedness plan......DH is po'd because he needs to work on his dissertation and only has a few more days to work! Hopefully this won't set him back too much and if it does....they understand!

Fat Melanie
08-27-2008, 03:28 PM
Hi everyone, it is raining it's big @ss off here.

Hcmacneil, I am glad the weather was great when you were in NC and that you had a good time! I wish I had as good of a time living in this state. :p

So who is that hurricane/storm/whatever it is supposed to be hitting? BF watches the weather more than I do. All I know is right now, it's raining and thundering.

08-27-2008, 03:33 PM
Kim - doing the right thing with friends is sometimes the hardest decision of all. I've recently had to let go of some friends that we too bad for my life - negative, etc. I tried sticking it out with them for years, but it always ended with me in tears.

I hope you have a good time on your trip...and keep an eye on Gustav! If he hits land, it should be Monday.

This is the only friend I've ever felt that way about, like I just need to get away for my emotional health and outlook. It's very weird because all my friends are so much younger than this person and yet so much more mature when it comes to respecting and honoring our friendship. I guess I was expecting too much out of her because of the relationships with all of my wonderful girlfriends back home. Lost friends make me sad, in any situation.

Thanks for the Gustav update! We're watching it semi-closely. We'll be in Corpus Friday and Saturday and will be moving about 60 miles in-land on Sunday morning. We're headed back home on Monday, so I think we should be okay. If it looks like it's going to be a direct hit, we'll head to San Antonio and stay with my fam if need be.

08-27-2008, 04:08 PM
This is the only friend I've ever felt that way about, like I just need to get away for my emotional health and outlook. It's very weird because all my friends are so much younger than this person and yet so much more mature when it comes to respecting and honoring our friendship. I guess I was expecting too much out of her because of the relationships with all of my wonderful girlfriends back home. Lost friends make me sad, in any situation.
Indeed. The last time I had to let a friend go, I cried for days....It hurt so bad because I had poured my heart into the friendship with her and I took it very personally when it didn't work out.

Almost 4 months later, I look back on it and am happy about my decision. I've felt better about myself and my ability to be a friend without the baggage that she brought to my life. When I reflect, I see that she was really putting a damper on my marriage as well.....which should have been my number 1 clue that she wasn't worth the effort. Since, I've been able to put more energy into my friends that are healthy for me and it makes me feel wonderful to have a group of friends who care about me as much as I care about them.

Thanks for the Gustav update! We're watching it semi-closely. We'll be in Corpus Friday and Saturday and will be moving about 60 miles in-land on Sunday morning. We're headed back home on Monday, so I think we should be okay. If it looks like it's going to be a direct hit, we'll head to San Antonio and stay with my fam if need be.

You're welcome. I've been following a few local weather updates on twitter....

Just keep an eye to the sky, dear. Be safe and have a fun trip! That area is so wonderful! We need to get out to San Antonio more than we do. I love it there!


So, I feel like the worst mother ever. We've been sitting in front of the TV watching cartoons the entire day (I've taken breaks to bake and clean). DS has been on the pot since 8 a.m. with a 2 hour break for a nap. I've also been giving him kool-aid because it is the one thing that he will guzzle. Usually he drinks water or milk, so it's a HUGE treat getting kool-aid. When I bought it last night, he clapped and asked to have some then and there.....I told him he could only have it if he was pottying in the big boy potty. He's been peeing like a champ today!

Noggin and Sprout are wearing on my brain....

Fat Melanie
08-27-2008, 05:10 PM
Ohhh maaaan! The cool/fun thread got closed. I was about to post this and saw it was closed:

I think debates are healthy and fun, I would like to add. It's not always so fun being on the overly safe side and refrain from stating opinions because it might 'offend' someone. I think sometimes on this board things get boring because everyone's so afraid to disagree with someone else, and it really is perfectly okay to disagree as long as it's on civil terms. I understand the reason for not offending people, of course. But to debate in a way where all parties are mature and are just discussing their differing opinions, is interesting. It livens the board up. So I'm enjoying the discussion because everone here is being mature, civil, and most importantly (well at least in my own head) I'M ENTERTAINED. :D

I thought it was a interesting discussion. Can we have more of them, people? Liven up the board some? Fun! :D

Note: Mods, hope you don't take offense, I'm not complaining or moaning about the thread being closed or trying to start Scarlett's discussion back up. You gotta do what you gotta do. I'm just commenting that it was fun and we should have discussions more often if they don't get out of hand.

Anyway, now I'm bored. How is everyone now? It's still raining and storming and whenever BF gets back from installing something on someone's computer, we're going to watch Constantine. Gavin Rossdale from Bush is in it! Yum.

08-27-2008, 05:52 PM
Hey um :) I write about fashion on the side and I had some links go live today :D I went to a shoe show. . .I didn' want to violate the rules so if you want to read them PM me and I'll Pm you the links
in re to the closed thread I try not to judge anybody's food its not worth it and it sucks when it happens to you!
ok back to looking busy :s:

08-27-2008, 06:18 PM
Hey Kierie, I checked out your links on fbook. Fun stuff! Who doesn't love shoes? How did you know I loved the muppets?

Finally released from my phone for the day, off to cook some dinner - Chilean sea bass and kohlrabi slaw.

Hey the AWOL hamster showed up today, found her down in the laundry sorter in the basement again. Still can't figure out how she is getting down 2 flights of stairs and up into the sorter. She has to be riding down with the laundry, but since she has been missing I've been checking it. One of these days she'll wind up in the wash.

Welcome back Hmac, glad you had fun! I wasn't sure there was anything much to see in Raleigh. Glad you found some things.

Good to hear Kim and Barb are feeling better today! Have a fun weekend Kim.

Batten down the hatches Southern chicks.
Thanks for the hugs! It's all small stuff, we're all healthy and relatively happy, what more can I ask?

08-27-2008, 07:32 PM
Schmoo- that is hilarious about the hamster :lol:

So, when it rains - it pours. DH has been coming home every day this week with worse and worse news. Monday, it was that he had only been approved for 1 extra class in addition to his stipend classes -instead of the 3 that he had been promised. Tuesday, it was that the extra class that he was approved for and promised hadn't materialized because the demand wasn't as high as it had been the day before. Today, someone hit his car while on campus and didn't leave a note or anything. It is still driveable....but we'll have to pound out the fender until we afford to fix it. DH hardly ever drives his car, so we have a really high deductible and no comprehensive. GAH!!

I don't even want to think about what is going to happen tomorrow...I have an OB appointment....I just hope it isn't anything wrong with the baby.

08-27-2008, 07:33 PM
Cottage – I have this little funnel thing that is tucked in the cupboard for just such an emergency. You set it on top of your cup with a filter in it and brew one cup at a time. If you can boil water you are good to go. I have one at my desk at work too (actually two because my boss smells my coffee and starts salivating, I just can’t do that to him so I usually brew two cups at a time). It sure beats getting up in the morning and white knuckling it.

Cat – hard to believe that so few parents wouldn’t attend an open house. The kids just are so proud to show you off and show off to you what they’ve been doing.

Ruth – I’m glad you are able to help Hershey out with medication; it’s such a hard diagnosis to get.

Schmoodle – it just drives me crazy the way things always happen in multiples. One issue you can deal with but by the 3rd of 4th you are ready to yell Uncle. Hopefully the freezer is the last thing you have to deal with.

Wheezle – I could never supervise people. It’s enough to drive you crazy. I learned when I was in my early 20’s that I wasn’t cut out for it and have never wanted that responsibility again. My oldest daughter is great at it, she doesn’t take after me at all.

Zeff – personally sounds to me like you are being a good mommy. It sounds like he understands what he needs to be doing. I was so fortunate with the girls. All I needed to do was catch them once and that was pretty much it. A little cheerleading at how good they were and they just wanted to keep pleasing me. I guess they just loved watching me make a fool of myself.

I have an OB appointment....I just hope it isn't anything wrong with the baby.
Zeff, don't even think that way. Bad things comes in 3's and the car was your 3rd so that behind you look forward to hearing that little healthy heartbeat tomorrow.

08-27-2008, 10:16 PM
So, we went to stock up on hurricane supplies tonight....the stores were already pretty bare. No water (thankfully we have an under the counter water filter and gallon jugs), canned goods were really picked through, zero batteries, zero flashlights, zero propane...

Some friends called and invited us over to their house for a hurricane party so it looks like we're headed over there probably on Sunday....