Support Groups - Worldlies want a November to Remember and for all the right reasons




Shad
11-01-2008, 12:27 AM
So here we are into November. Time to reflect and for some to give thanks for their achievements and others to wonder where on earth did October go.

My hope for November is again 2kg or 5lbs. I have done some good since going back to the gym but not enough. I will not pass the test for the year of 10% of bodyweight lost, but I have 2 months to make a difference.

So who else is doing what?

For those wondering about Ruths basket of plants. I sent her the basket after we had heard about H. Due to distance and time zones, it was difficult to figure out whether the flowers had been delivered or not, so I didn't say anything to anyone except Carla who has been valiantly figuring out whether or not they did get delivered or not.
Apparently the only thing they remembered about it because they were so busy at the time was the greeting which was signed Joy and the Worldlies. I had to put one name at least so that's what it was. It seems it sounded like a rock group! Can we imagine the worldlies in church singing along in the choir stalls - Rock of Ages would never have sounded so...................unusual to say the least.

Should you need to go back to the old thread - here you go.

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=152939&page=6


Shad
11-01-2008, 12:57 AM
Meant to share this joke with you all. I'm sure you can relate it to some of your own politicians.

As you may or may not know. NZ goes to the polls today (Saturday) for a general elections. The reference to the last person mentioned in the joke is a politician of great slipperiness in NZ. How he gets away with some of his antics I have absolutely no idea, but anyway here you go. Have a 'Saturday snork' when you wake.

A man died and went to Heaven. As he stood in front of the Pearly Gates, he noticed a huge wall of clocks just inside the gates.

He asked, 'What are all those clocks?'

St. Peter answered, 'Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie, the hands on your clock move.'

'Oh', said the man. 'Whose clock is that?'

'That's Mother Teresa's', replied St. Peter. 'The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie’.

'Incredible', said the man. 'And whose clock is that one?'’

St. Peter responded, 'That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abraham told only two lies in his entire life.’'

'Where's Winston Peter’s clock?' asked the man.

Winston Peter's clock is in Jesus' office”. said St Peter, “He's using it as a ceiling fan”.'

MELODY525
11-01-2008, 08:50 AM
SHAD~ THANKS SO MUCH FOR THINKING OF RUTH. I AM SORRY TO ADMIT I NEVER EVEN THOUGHT OF IT. THANK GOD SOMEONE HAD THEIR HEAD ON STRAIGHT!!! I LOVE THE NEW THREAD AND THE JOKE :rofl: :rofl: I ALSO LOVED THE IDEA OF IT ALL BEING A NEW MONTH!!
NOW TO CLARIFY THE JOB: I WAS A BIT EXHAUSTED WHEN I POSTED THAT. THE MEN HAVE BEEN MISBEHAVING WITH THE FEMALE BOSSES. NOT LISTENING, ANSWERING BACK. THE SUPERVISOR WAS EVEN REPORTED AS CURSING IN FRONT OF A TENANT AS HE LEFT HER APT. ALTHOUGH THEY LISTEN TO ME ABOUT 95 PERCENT OF THE TIME, THEY ARE GIVING ME A HARD TIME ALSO WHEN I CALL THEM OUT. THE SUPERVISOR HAS DESTROYED THEIR RESPECT, THEIR ABILITY TO WORK WITH EACH OTHER AND THE WOMEN HAVE ADDED THEIR 2 CENTS MAKING IT AN IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION. ALL THE BOSSES HAVE USED THE "DIVIDE AND CONQUER" TACTIC TO GET EACH MAN TO LIKE THEM THE BEST. NOW ALL THE MEN HATE EVERYONE. IT ALL BACKFIRED AND WE HAVE SOME MESS. THE ONLY REASON THEY LISTEN TO ME IS I HAVE ALWAYS TRIED TO DISTANCE MYSELF FROM THIS MESS. SO NEW AZZHOLES(AH) WERE RIPPED OUT BY THE BIGGEST BOSS OF ALL. THE HEAD HONCHO. THE MAIN MAN. THE "IF YOU DON'T LISTEN YOU ARE FIRED" TOP GUN MAN. IT'S ALL TOO SAD. AND THE WORST PART??? THE MEN DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW THIS ALL HAPPENED. THEY ARE NOT ROCKET SCIENTISTS AND DO NOT KNOW THE MEANING OF OR HOW TO PLAY THESE GAMES. THEY ARE CLUELESS.
I GET PAID ONLY TO ANSWER THE MEDICAL AND FIRE ALARMS. THAT IS WHAT THE WEEKLY CHECK IS FOR. THE EXTRA 4 CHECKS A YEAR IS FOR ME BABYSITTING THE PLUMBER, ROOFER ETC. NO VENDOR IS ALLOWED IN THE BLDG UNACCOMPANIED. THE REST OF ALL THE JOBS ARE FREEBIES...VOLUNTEER. THE TOP GUN SAID THIS IS RIDICULOUS AND IS TAKING THE REINS NOW TO GIVE ME A BREAK. IT'S LONG OVERDUE....21 YEARS LONG. PART OF ME WILL MISS THE "CONTROL" THING AND THE "NEED TO BE NEEDED" BUT WITH YOUR HELP I HAVE BEEN WEANING MYSELF OFF THAT SINCE THE DAY I MET YOU ON THE JOURNALS!!! :rofl: ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END AND THIS ONE IS SO LONG OVERDUE THAT IT'S MOLDY!!!
THAT'S THE STORY! HOPE THE JOB IS GOING WELL. :hug:

RUTH~ I AM GLAD THE FUNERAL AND LUNCH WENT SO SMOOTHLY. YOU HAVE MANY FRIENDS AND I AM SURE THEY ALL WANTED TO BE WITH YOU. HOPE THEY WILL ALL BE A COMFORT TO YOU WHILE YOU ADJUST. I REALLY THINK THAT STAYING AWAY FROM THE NURSING HOME IS A GREAT IDEA. NOW MIGHT EVEN BE A TIME FOR YOU TO RE-THINK WHAT YOU WANT TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE JUST FOR RUTHIE. EVERYONE ELSE HAS ALWAYS BEEN FIRST. NOW IT'S YOUR TIME TO SHINE!! :dance:


:wave: WAVE TO ALL THE WORLDLY CHICKS. I READ THE OCT THREAD BUT FORGOT WHAT WAS THERE. I DID SEE HAPPY'S UNICORN. ONE OF JENS MOST FAVORITE THINGS. THEY BRING HER PEACE.
I HAD FORGOTTEN MY DOOR TO DOOR WITH THE POLITICOS TODAY AND MONDAY. HOW I FORGOT REMAINS A MYSTERY. GOOD THING SOMEONE CALLED TO ASK WHAT TIME I THOUGHT WAS GOOD :rofl: JEN AND I HAD A GREAT VISIT. THEY LEFT FOR THE WEEKEND TO RICHIE'S BRO AND WILL COME BACK SUNDAY NIGHT TO HELP WITH THE BUILDING AND WE ARE SPENDING THE WEEK TOGETHER....QUIETLY!!!


MELODY525
11-01-2008, 09:36 AM
BAD ENOUGH THE FIRST POST WAS SO LONG...I FORGOT MY NOVEMBER GOAL. I REALLY WISH I COULD LOSE 3 LBS THIS MONTH. STILL TRYING MY BEST. I WOULD LOVE DECEMBER 1st SCALE TO READ 180 :carrot:

carla49
11-01-2008, 09:43 AM
Hi Mel! I see your little light is lit. Time for you to batten down the hatches - Hurricane Carla is blowing into town later today... :yikes:

Shad, thanks for starting the new thread!

And that's all for now - still much to do before my departure at noon. Having a catsitter is great, except it means changing the bed and washing the sheets on the day of departure (small home, no room to store anything, no proper guest bedroom). And of course my big cat likes to help me pack...

So :wave: to Happy, Ruth, Annie, Ceejay, Madcat, Michelle, and everyone I'm forgetting.

carla49
11-01-2008, 09:48 AM
Oops. I forgot to post a goal too. So here goes: For November I hope to move more, eat less, and stop gaining weight. (Boring, boring, boring... I know.) And to put my ticker back.

happy2bme
11-01-2008, 12:10 PM
Carla - it's 2 and a half hours after your first post in which you said you were busy running around trying not to pack an extra cat in your suitcase and your little egg is still lit which means you either left your computer on this page OR you are still online. GO PACK WOMAN! LOG OFF!!!! :lol: Have a safe trip too.

We now return to our regular broadcasting...

happy2bme
11-01-2008, 12:49 PM
Ok, and a good morning to you ladies.

Let me just get this off my chest. Last night some @#$()%@)&!@&$*&*% punks stole my yard sign. It was a brand new sign that I paid for in support of the political candidate of my choice. Targeted attacks too as they did not remove the signs for the other candidate from other lawns. I should not be as mad about this as I am. More grumbling about irresponsible, spoiled snots than anything else.

Not many kids at all for Halloween yesterday. Pretty much not worth the bother. There was one little bloke who made my day. With the new door we don't have a screen on it, just the door. I heard some people approach and I went to open the door - slowly (so it would creak and sound spooky) and it was a good thing as this adorable little tot about 2 years old dressed as a bumble bee almost fell into the house. He was leaning on the door. He was such a cutie!!!! His daddy was pulling his younger sibling in a red wagon and told the little fellow to say "Trick or Treat" which got the little chatter box all excited. I just love the enthusiasm of the little ones!

I can't believe the year is almost over already. And what a year it's been. My goal is for this month is to "get my act together". I guess I do my best when I have strict discipline. I have drifted away and find myself back in the rut I'm usually in. We kind of got away from the gym - not entirely my doing - this is the time of year when DH feels the aches and pains most intensely. Many a night he doesn't sleep well at all so he's not up for rising at 5 like he was during the summer. I do not want to give the gym up and need to figure out how to work that in again. Althought the mornings are pitch dark and I have a hard time with night driving (WHY do they keep making car headights more blinding each year???) - if I go at 5:30am, at least there aren't many cars out tho DH said you're just not safe anymore being out at that time alone.

I also am trying to curb my grocery spending and have been trying to go every other week and use what I have left in the refrigerator. What this winds up being is less diet friendly meals on those in between weeks. I fluctuate with gaining 2 pounds on the off weeks and losing them on the clean eating weeks which means my weight loss is at a stand still. Good thing with the cooler weather approaching, we're more into eating hearty soups and dishes that I can make ahead and just warm up at mealtime. So I need to get back to planning meals (including weekday lunches at work) and sticking to them.

Finally I am vowing to tackle the clutter hotspots that appear to be everywhere lately. With the holidays rapidly approaching, I would like to have the house looking nice with just enough decorations to be festive, and everything looking neat and tidy.

Those are my goals. I figure the benefits like less stress, weight loss and better fitting clothes will come along for the ride as long as I stay on track. ;)

Carla - have a good trip to NY. Enjoy your stay in that teensy apartment. Hope you get to see some of the city while you are there. I'm sorry I we won't get to meet up this time around but never say never ;) Maybe you can stick to your November goal by getting some walking in - just be careful WHERE you walk in the city. No evening strolls in Central Park :yikes:

Shad - that was very nice of you to send Ruth the plant basket. If anyone can keep it thriving it would be Ruth. Joy and the Worldlies sounds like some sort of Christian Rock group :rofl: I liked your joke - I'm sure we can all find several names to insert into the punchline :lol:

Mel - isn't that the way government runs - pay you a pittance and then pile a bunch more "volunteer" work on you - since you're there anyway. I hope they find a few extra coins in the bottom of the stocking to pass along to you for all you do. I think you will always be needed - even by us :hug: There's a difference between being needed and taken advantage of - please don't confuse the two of them, ok? Have a good day stumping/door knocking today. Thank goodness all this hoopla will be over in a few days. It's a pity to hear there is such unrest among the maintenance guys - isn't the drama supposed to be a ladies domain??? :lol:

I'm looking forward to things settling down. I just hope we are not headed towards a downward spiral.

Ruth - it sounds like it was a lovely service for Harry - in the very spirit of what he was. I'm glad you could all pay homage to him in such a fine way. I could not agree more with what Mel said about you finally taking some time to take a break for Ruth. In the years I've known you through the boards, you have ALWAYS been doing for others. Now you have an opportunity to think about and carry out what might interest you. Hope you do it.

I didn't pop back over to the other thread this morning and I always forget what was said very quickly so in the interests of not blowing my November goal before the first morning is out -- I will get off this computer, get some healthy food in my belly and start cleaning.

Here's to a good month to all of us :cheers:

MELODY525
11-01-2008, 04:37 PM
JUST WHEN I THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GO OUTSIDE....THE CANADIAN GEESE ARE FLYING SOUTH!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: CARLA...HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH YOUR FRIEND. WHEN I RECOUP FROM MY ELECTION COMA, I'LL GIVE YOU A BUZZ! I WILL E-MAIL A WARNING SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER :lol3: :lol3: NOW WHEN EXACTLY DO YOUR GOALS BEGIN...NOW OR WHEN YOU GET BACK HOME?????? INQUIRING MINDS NEED TO KNOW THESE THINGS!

GOOD AFTERNOON MISS HAPPY. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE SIGN. THERE HAS BEEN S0ME OF THAT AROUND HERE AS WELL. MOST OF THEM WERE STOLEN IN THE LAST 2 NIGHTS...GUESS THEY USED HALLOWEEN AS AN EXCUSE TO BLAME THE KIDS BUT HERE IT WAS ADULTS!! :faint: GOOD LUCK WITH THE GOALS THIS MONTH. IT IS TOUGH WITH THE DARK MORNINGS AND EVEN DARKER NIGHTS. GET THE HOME GYM STUFF DUSTED OFF!! :ebike:

I RETURNED BECAUSE I HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS FOR A CHANGE. RICHIE'S BOSS HAS GOTTEN SOME MONEY AND BOUGHT SKINS TO DRESS. NOT A LOT BUT ENOUGH SO THE GUYS CAN WORK A PARTIAL WEEK AND STILL COLLECT PARTIAL UNEMPLOYMENT. AT LEAST THE PLACE IS OPEN AGAIN. JEN JUST CALLED TO TELL ME...I SAID "SEE...YOU HAVE TO HAVE FAITH". :encore:
FINDING NOVEMBER'S THREAD THIS MORNING GAVE ME SOME MOTIVATION TO BEGIN DECLUTTERING FROM THE SUMMER JUNK AND GETTING READY FOR THE CANADIAN WHITE GLOVE TEST. WEATHER WAS SO NICE I OPENED THE WINDOWS AND THE BIRD WAS SHIVERING I THINK. THE HEATER IS BACK ON AND HE IS ONCE AGAIN A HAPPY CAMPER. I BOUGHT MYSELF AN EARLY XMAS PRESENT...ANOTHER IONIZER. I GAVE JEN THE BIG ONE (I HAD 2) AND I WANT A SMALLER ONE FOR THE BEDROOM. PEOPLE ASK IF THE WORK AND I SAY THIS: WHEN THE ELECTRIC GOES OFF AND I FORGET TO PUT THEM BACK ON, I WAKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT HARD TO BREATHE. SO THEY MUST BE DOING SOMETHING GOOD FOR ME. :D
OK I HAVE BEEN CHATTY CATHY ENOUGH TODAY. LET ME GET OUT OF THE SANDBOX AND LET SOMEONE ELSE PLAY. HAVE A GREAT NIGHT ;cloud9: AND GOOD MORNING MISS SUNSHINE :sunny:

annie175
11-01-2008, 04:49 PM
Hidee Ho Ladies...

My November goal is to be employed!! Maybe to exercise somewhat.

The interview on Tuesday was good, but just the weirdest I have ever been in. She asked questions, I answered fully, carefully, then she would say well we have not used that software much. Why ask the question? Just strange. If it is offered, which I highly doubt, I don't think it would be a good fit and I wouldn't be happy.

The interview yesterday was marvelous. I go back next week for a second interview. Not sure of the day yet, they will let me know the first of the week. There are two others interviewing also. I will just have to out shine them. I think I would really like this job and want it. Keep everything crossed, light some candles, and say some prayers.

Thank you all for the good wishes on interviews and for my DD.

Happy...do people not care what their kids are doing? Stealing signs to kids is just a "little" prank, however it is still stealing. Little brats!!

Carla...be safe in your travels.


MEL...No matter how much money you make at that job, I am certain, for all you do and put up with, it is NOT enough.

Shad...thanks for starting the new thread and for the great joke. Thank you for sending the planter to Ruthie. You are the best.

It is 70 and sunny here today. Unusual for Indiana. No wonder we all have allergies and colds around here. I will take it tho, beats the heck out of 5 and snowy out. I can't stand cold weather. Makes me all dried out. Can't keep enough Oil of OLD LADY Quench in the house.

Hello to everyone I may have missed, I think my brain is on vacation or I have CRS very badly.

Much love and many hugs

ceejay52
11-01-2008, 07:33 PM
Shad
Thanks for the new thread. My new goal for this month is not to complain. As far as the diet world goes, I'm not sure. Ruth did mention that she got some flowers from one chick in her journal. Thank you so much for remembering her.

Happy
So sorry to hear about the stolen sign. Glad you mention the early morning darkness. I need to remember to set the clocks back one hour tonight.

Hello to Carla, Mel, Annie, and Michelle and Reenie where ever she might be.

1day@atime
11-01-2008, 10:49 PM
Helllo Ladies,

Shad - Thanks for starting the new month. Yes, let's make this month a month to remember for all the right reasons. Thank you for sending the flowers to Ruth. Glad no one was hurt with the gas fire.

Annie - I will keep you in my prayers. Hope the 2nd job comes through.

Ruth - sounds like the service went well for Harry. I'm glad your going to take some time off for yourself.

Happy - That's happening alot here to. One of my coworkers said his neighbor's car was "KEYED" and they had just put a campaign sticker on their car.

:wave: to everyone.

My goals: to workout 3 days a week
to quite complaining about work
to finish decluttering my house

Roseblush
11-02-2008, 08:17 AM
Good Morning Worldlies, Shad thanks for the thread....and thinking of flowers for Miss Ruth so sweet. Very thoughtful of you to include all of us who are thinking of Ruth.
New goals for the month! Not to eat every piece of lefse and potica that I make would be a great goal. The baking frenzy will begin in few weeks. I have been making loaves of bread every weekend and not eating it..... Giving it to friends and coworkers. Just the accomplishment and feel of the dough has been so fun for me. I am going to attempt to do some more small flat pieces to keep in the freezer. I guess the one change in my diet has been to eliminate sandwiches. So every once in a while I just want a small piece with pbj!
My morning started early with the time change but I love to get up and drink my coffe and catch up with all of you. I guess I want to keep up my walking after work and start to include more stretching for my goal.
We had a fire in our little town last week and from my house in the dark of night and how powerful the flames were it looked like it might have been my neighbors. The power went out and so Toby and I got in the car and drove down the road at 1 am to see the location. The fire was so large it was clear over the hill from my house. Not my neighbors, no one was hurt. The guy was a real junk yard collector and it just melted everything that was stored on the property. Then my neighbors above me saw lights coming into my yard that late and were worried about me. They phoned early in the morning and I told them it was just me.
The weather here has been so great for fall. Hope it lasts through the week as I am off to Boise again to see the kids. My oldest has a tough couple of months ahead of him and I want to have a change to hug him one more time.
The Christmas bazaars are already happening and I feel the frantic countdown begin. I think it will be baked goods for everyone this year. Wish I was rich I would take everyone to Mexico for the holidays.
Hope this finds everyone well and enjoying the day. We shall have a good and productive month, encouraging each other and cheering up when ever needed.
Peace,
Nae

MELODY525
11-02-2008, 08:37 AM
ANNIE~ I AM HOPING YOU GET A JOB YOU WILL BE HAPPY IN. THAT WOULD BE SUCH A BONUS. SENDING GOOD VIBES FOR BOTH OF YOU. YOU HAVE BOTH BEEN IN MY THOUGHTS. JUST STAY HEALTHY!! WATCH THE STRESS.
ENJOY THE GOOD WEATHER TOO!!!:beach:

PATTY "EVERYONE" IS WAVING BACK TO YOU :wave:

CEEJAY~ HOW DID THE PARTY GO.... AUNT & UNCLE ARE WELL I HOPE. I USED TO LIVE KID'S BIRTHDAY PARTIES. THEY GET SO EXCITED. :balloon:

NAE~ HAVE A GREAT TIME IN BOISE!! GETTING A CHANCE TO SEE THE KIDS HAS TO FEEL GOOD. HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH THEM ALL AND MOM AND HUBBY TOO. FIRES SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF ME...I CCOULD FEEL THE NEED TO GO SEE WHERE IT WAS COMING FROM :scooter: GOOD THING YOU HAVE TOBY AS A CO-PILOT!!! I THINK WE ARE ALL ENJOYING THIS RATHER MILD NOVEMBER :beach:

:cofdate: TODAY FOR REAL THIS TIME IS MEL'S DAY OF REST. HUNG A "SICK" SIGN ON MY DOOR AND WILL JUST MELLOW OUT TODAY. NOTHING NEW TO REPORT EITHER.
HAVE A GREAT DAY. HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY.

PS...CARLA...WHAT DOES THAT BULL-DOG OR IS IT A COW DOG? HAVE TO DO WITH VEGGIES GOING BAD??? :rofl:

Madcat
11-02-2008, 09:29 AM
Did all the North America chicks set their clocks back???

Shad~ Thanks for the new thread and the lovely sentiment for this month. And thank you for thinking of Ruth. I was wondering if it is Joy and the Worldlies does that make you our lead singer?

Mel ~ Control is highly overrated. Sometimes the best thing to do is to admit we are powerless to change the way other people act or feel and just accept. Sometimes it just is what it is. Of course, there are other times when it is best to beat the morons into submission so they do it your way. The trick is picking your battles. Geez Mel I’m surprised the geese are still North!

Ruth ~ I’m glad the funeral went well (it feels so odd writing that sentence). It’s good to know that you have good supportive friends at hand who will clean your kitchen or lend a shoulder. None of us are in this alone, least of all when it feels as if we are.

Carla~ Hope you have a fun time in the Big Apple. Come back and tell us your adventures. Your Nov goals aren’t boring - they are concise!

Happy~ The sign stealing creeps! So much for people’s innate rights to express their opinions. In our last election (last month) we had an area in Toronto where people were cutting the brake lines on people’s cars who displayed a certain political party’s signs. Are people so insecure in their own beliefs that they can’t allow any disagreement? It frightens me if that is true. Very good goals. I know

Annie~ Oil of Old Lady!! Hahahahaha. That’s great. Continued good luck with the job search and I hope you dream job is almost in your grasp. Good idea to go with your gut on these things too; after all, you do have to spend at least 8 hours a day in the place.

Hi To Ceejay and Patty and Nae who actually bakes and gives it away (! - That’s impressive).

Goals for November:
1) Get back on the weightloss trip. I started and ended October at the same weight, I’ve got to make November count.
2) Keep up the workouts but ramp up the intensity and add more floor work/ weights.
3) Take time for calmness for myself. I’m living in a whirlwind, but I can rest in the eye of the storm occasionally.

Ok, this was long and I’m off to shower. DH and I are off to take my sister out to breakfast and then play tech support people. Her “internet is broken”. We will fix. Everyone have a lovely day.

S

ceejay52
11-02-2008, 10:04 AM
I did set some goals last night for the month
Food=450.000 calories
exercise= pedometor=300,000 steps/900 minutes of weight lifting (if I lack the steps I'm to ride that extra mile on the bike)
water=1440 oz
declutter/clean house for 15 minutes per day
It breaks down to 1500 daily calories, 10000 steps and 30 minutes of weight lifting. If Ii happen to binge a day or two a month I should be able to cut back and exercise more during that week.

Mel
The birthday party was great. She celebrated for two days with a party at pals and one with her mother's people. She was so excited. Her dad, my cousin and i were talking about working the long hours. He's been having to work 10 hours per day lately. I told him my boss said that my job was a baby sitting job and I actually told my boss this after that comment that I'd much rather keep Weslyn than "babysit" this plant. She over heard that and just smiled and said we could play cats when you come to baby sit me.

Nae
Glad to hear that the neighbors were okay.

Carla
Now I've seen it all a dog/cow. Is "it" eating your veggies? I have a problem of getting in all my veggies also.

Patty
It's good to see you. Our goals aare similar for the month.

Madcat
You and I must have been posting at the same time. Even though your advice was dierected to Mel, I'm going to use it also. Thanks.

It's a work day for me. J. my friend in waste water has brought over the information I need to finish the reports. I'm praying for a very quiet day in order to get them done.

I've decided to talk to the boss about some things here at work if they can't be resolved then so be it. I'll look for another job after the first of the year.

annie175
11-02-2008, 11:04 AM
Good Morning Worldlies..............

I am in search of a new church this morning. I am trying the one that is about a mile down the road. I was born and raised Catholic, but am a bit disgruntled at the moment with that religion, therefore I am going to try the Methodist church down the road. I am kind of excited about it.

Madcat...I didn't set my clocks back til this morning, I forgot before I went to bed last night. I feel like I have gained an hour on my life today. hahaha Thanks for the reminder.

Ceejay...your goals sound doable...you go girl.

MEL...You deserve a break today...stay in, don't answer the door, I would say watch soaps and eat bon bons, but that is really not all that healthy. Maybe eat pretzels and drink Margarita's. We know that is much healthier..NOT.

Nae...sounds like the fire got rid of an eye sore. Glad no one was hurt in the fire. Sure makes the town stink for a while tho.

Patty...sounds like a great goal..quit complaining. I think, I too will do that, and instead count my blessings.

Hello to Michelle, Happy, Carla, and everyone else I may have missed.

Love and Hugs

MELODY525
11-02-2008, 12:01 PM
"Cofounder of RealAge and coauthor of the popular YOU series of books, Dr. Michael Roizen and James Beard Hall of Fame member Mollie Katzen have joined our search for the smartest holiday recipes in America and will be helping us select the top five smartest."~CALIFORNIA WALNUT BOARD

Smart Holidays Menu Makeover

http://www.walnuts.org/contest/


MADCAT~ GREAT REMINDER FOR ME. I DO NEED TO PICK MY BATTLES AND EVEN NO BATTLES WOULD BE EVEN BETTER. I WILL REMEMBER THAT THIS WEEK ESPECIALLY!!! THANKS. NICE GOALS AND GOOD LUCK IN YOUR WHIRLWIND LIFE. :hug: I NEED A SISTER WHIT INTERNET SKILLS....ONE IN THIS STATE I MEAN!! :rofl:

CEEJAY~ SOUNDED LIKE A FUN TIME TO ME. LIKE YOUR GOALS ALSO. PRACTICAL. I AM STICKING TO THE DECLUTTERING AND TRYING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR IDEAS. YEP... MADCAT'S ADVICE IS SOMETHING I KEEP FORGETTING. :crazy: OUR LIVES WOULD BE MUCH SIMPLER IF WE LET A LOT OF STUFF "GO" :dance:

ANNIE~ HOPE YOU FIND THE CHURCH THAT HELPS. I HAVE BEEN MANY RELIGIONS IN MY LIFE. MY STEPM SENT US TO THE CLOSEST CHURCH EACH TIME WE MOVED:lol3:
PEACE OF MIND AND HEART ARE WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD. i'LL DRINK MY MARGARITA TO THAT :cheers:

happy2bme
11-02-2008, 12:52 PM
Good morning chicks,

One of my favorite days today in that we get an extra hour to the day :woohoo: Also a bummer in that it gets dark an hour earlier which means racing the sun home after work - and very quickly I will lose and have to be driving home in the dark. Good thing you don't live here although the way people drive so poorly out here, I guess I'm no more a danger to the people on the road than the cocky :censored: behind the wheel.

Yesterday was a gorgeous day. I took down all the Halloween stuff and it's packed and stored in the attic. Lots of stairs yesterday.

DH found my yard sign badly mangled and stuffed in our mailbox. Someone sure stomped the crap out of it. Fixed them tho, I have 2 signs - I immediately put out the second sign - but closer to the house. DH said it's probably better if we don't advertise who we are voting for. I said then that's fear. I'll be glad when Tuesday is over with and we have a new scapegoat to blame.

Annie - as a cookbook Catholic I can so relate to what you said. In this land of 10,000 churches I live in, I haven't found one yet that appeals to me although we went to an Episcopalian church clear across town with some friends. Espiscopalian is called Catholic lite - they follow alot of the same principles although they have women pastors. Hope you find something that works for you at the same time a job comes through for you. I know it's hard to say when the checkbook is about empty but if that one job sounded so off to you - don't grab something that feels wrong just to take anything that comes along. I'll never forget that someone told me once or I read that when it comes to jobs "One person's new and exciting opportunity is someone else's crappy ex-job" :rofl: Kinda puts it into perspective.

Ceejay - sounds like you're in need of a change of pace. Sometimes it just gets too hard to overlook the goop and starting again freshens the perspective.

Madcat - how nice of you to take care of your sister as you do. Being there for each other, no matter what - is what it's all about. Have a good visit!

Mel - the only way you'd have NO BATTLES is to get a few of us to be on the board with you. Till then, keep your head low and stay out of the mess - not worth the repercutions afterwards.

Nae - no air freshner ever made will come close the the heavenly smell of fresh bread baking in the oven. Maybe you have inspired me to make a loaf myself today. Glad no one was hurt in the fire and if it was an eyesore, perhaps that was fate's way of decluttering a bit.

Patty - I had to smile about your goal to quit complaining about work. I think that would shut up 2/3 of us. A good goal to keep in mind tho - because having a job to complain about is better than the alternative I'm sure some will agree.

Carla - happy travels. Hope you made it to the city without incident. And with no furry extra passengers in your bags :lol:

Shad is quiet - hopefully she got that one day of R&R that she was in dear need of.

Time for me to get busy here so see yah later gators... :wave:

1day@atime
11-02-2008, 01:27 PM
Good Morning Ladies,

Happy - that is what I have to remember. My job pays very well. My boss and coworkers are great. It's just the workload is big. But luckily my boss's workload is just like mine so he understands. I just need to quite complaining.

Nae - for those that don't bake, Homemade bake goodies are a treat. Something like that means more to me than a store bought gift.

Ceejay - hope you get your peace and quite to finish up your reports.

Mel - hope your enjoy your day. I too am trying to make Sunday my day. A day for me to relax, read paper, post etc.

Madcat - I'm sure your sister appreciates the time you and hubby are taking to come over and fix her internet. Plus you get to visit.

As for me, Just got back from working out, getting ready to shower than go to church. I'm also doing a "Thankful" journal being the month of November, trying to get back in that habit, of seeing the good. So today I'm thankful for my workout Trainer "Carol". She worksout with me and two other girls. She is a certified trainer and she could be charging us more than what she does, BUT her goal is not to make money but to get us healthy.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Shad
11-02-2008, 06:15 PM
Morning all,
Yes I was quiet yesterday because I wasn't here. I didn't do a great deal. Friday night I sat up watching TV until 1am because the All Blacks (NZ footy) were playing the Wallabies (Aus footy) in Hong Kong. The last of the Bledisloe Cup series and supposedly an exhibition match to whet the interest of the Asian public to play or watch rugby union. As an exhibition match it wouldn't have excited me too much since the ref nearly blew the pea out of his whistle and followed up with a lengthy message of why he nearly blew the pea out of his whistle in a broad Irish accent (the message not the whistle I mean). Anyway, the AB's won although it was close there for quite a while. So that meant I didn't get to sleep until around 1am and I didn't wake up until after 8.am. Then I went to breakfast, took a walk down to the sea, loaded some photos off the camera into my computer and went shopping for some new knickers and new reading matter. I was looking about for some fruit to keep in the fridge in my room as well, but there wasn't anything that looked interesting apart from a couple of very expensive mangoes. I got another 6 bottles of water to keep up the water intake too. Such is the extent of my shopping. Following that I came back to camp, went to do my washing and fell into conversation with a man from the security section (not on duty) and we ended up going to the wet mess for a drink or two - no we did not get drunk, he was due on duty in a couple of hours. And that basically was my day. No boots, no PPE - bare feet and shorts and a tee - feels much better. This morning was up and at the gym for 45 minutes of cardio and crunch.

Good to see so many up and posting - and long posts at that. There are some really good goals in there and I have to agree with Happy that less stress in our lives equals better living and therefore more tendency to lose weight. Proven fact - good food + adequate rest and good sleep patterns + less stress + more movement = weight loss.

My word Mel, you have come a long way in your thinking since we met.

And no, I don't intend to be the lead singer of any group much as I love you all. Anyone and everyone has to have a better voice than mine. Heck, I'd pay Kiri Te Kanawa to come sing before I took the lead.

So here we are at work for another day of hype and heaven. I have Adit (Indian computer geek) on one side of me asking me how to work out the MTTR and MTBF of individual equipment and how he should work the mathematical equation of Y2-Y1/X1-X2 =M into the formula. Huh - what's that for? Trend line - huh ? Give me a break. I'm a trainer. On the other side of me I have P - nice bloke, does tend to go on a bit, great dad, has orange and pink hair at the moment due to a bet he had with the daughters soccer team - trying to sort out how to use the planning module in SAP so he can plan work for the maintainers. Shortly, behind me I will have R - no doubt he has his eccentricities as well. I've only chatted with him over e-mail. Good thing I am fairly easy going isn't it? And then of course there is S who wanders in and out issuing orders and directives from time to time without working out the ramifications of the decision. He's due here in an hour or so. And last but not least the man that hired me M who drives me insane with the dotting of the i and the crossing of the t. You can see the wheels spinning trying to sort out the ramifications of a single action at a time. And to think I LIKE working with men.
For those wondering about the men in Mels life - no they are not immune to workplace friction and fractions. In fact they are almost worse at it, because the women will speak out about it, the men mutter and curse and throw tools around but tend not to do too much until it comes to a head and it is almost head banging time.

Right I am off. You don't need to know more about my conflict management skills. Have a great day/ evening and I'll catch up later as time permits.

Shad
11-02-2008, 06:20 PM
PS Annie - have fingers, toes, legs and eyes crossed that the second interview goes really well for you. :crossed:

MELODY525
11-02-2008, 07:19 PM
SHADDIE...I AM COMING HERE TONITE TO SAY HELLO TO YOU. I WAS AFRAID WE WOULD MISS EACH OTHER. MORE THAN LIKELY I WILL NTO BE BACK TILL WEDNESDAY. TOMORROW IS LOOKING A BIT BUSY AND OF COURSE TUESDAY IS THE DAY FROM ELECTION H E L L :lol3:
EVEN WITH EVENTS HERE, I WOULD STILL RATHER WORK WITH MEN THAN WOMEN....SORRY TO SAY. :cb: MUCH LESS GOSSIP AND THEY TAKE ORDERS SO WELL :rofl:
HOPE THE PEEPS YOPU WORK WITH WILL ALL DO THEIR JOB AND THINGS GO RELATIVELY SMOOTHLY FOR ONE AND ALL. WISH I COULD GO BAREFOOT WITH SHORTSN AND A T-SHIRT BUT I WOULD HAVE TO HAVE AT LEAST 2 RADIATORS ON HIGH!!!! STAY WELL MY SOUTH EASTERN FRIEND AND DON'T GET TOO DRUNK...IF YOU DO, I HOPE YOU AND THE OFF DUTY SECURITY GUY HAVE A GREAT TIME! :belly:

OK CHICKIES....THAT IS ALL FROM ME FOR THE NEXT 2 DAYS. STAY WELL AND TAKE GOOD CARE OF EACH OTHER :hug:

happy2bme
11-03-2008, 09:02 AM
Good morning all,

It was a bright and shiny morning due to the time change but it's going to be getting dark quickly in the evening. I'd rather have it the other way around truth be told. :(

It's going to be another busy week ahead starting off with the dentist today (another crown replacing a badly cracked tooth), a neighborhood board meeting, my long overdue mammogram and my (starting to get really boring) diabetes class.

DH just announced that the cats are gathering outside. They are timing themselves so that they all show up for breakfast. Mr. Feral is sleeping nicely in his bed, I'm sure he's not happy about being disturbed by old Curly there looking for his first of many cans of food. Better go calm the troops. Take care...

diyana
11-03-2008, 01:43 PM
Happy Monday ladies --

Sorry I've been away so long. I was off work Wednesday through yesterday and was so busy having fun (fishing, going rock/crystal hunting, and playing with my dogs) that by the time I was done I just didn't have the energy to get on the computer.

I'm so glad we're in a new month, especially since I was really sick most of October. I still have a bit of a cough, but my energy level is up to 90 to 95% of normal, and I can breathe pretty well as long as I use my inhaler 4 times a day. I'm hoping to have the energy and feel good enough to get to the gym later this week. I've gained back over 10 pounds through increased appetite (thanks to Prednisone), unhealthy (or at least not perfect) eating, drinking lots of juice, and not exercising. So my goal for November is to get back to One-derland. Also, I've got another blood test on Nov. 22, and although my H-A1C levels might be elevated through all my juice drinking (and Halloween candy eating), I'm hoping that if I get back on track starting today that I can bring them down to a reasonable, normal level.

I've officially started pet sitting. I cared for two kitties this weekend - 1 visit on Saturday and 2 visits on Sunday. They were adorable, and their house was gorgeous! One kitty needed medication (pill) but he took it fairly easily. On Sunday, I spent a few hours at a Cat Show working the Pet Sitting company's booth. That was fun and it was great to see all the cute cats and kittens. I wanted to take several home with me, but we already have a houseful of dogs, so I was able to resist. I'm meeting again with the owner of the pet sitting company today to talk about me taking over their website work. That will be fun and will pay more than pet care....but I'm glad to be able to do both.

I can't believe the year is nearly over, the holidays are almost upon us, and unfortunately the snow will be flying in a month or so. I've made TREMENDOUS strides over the year and am very proud of what I've accomplished, despite a little lapse over the last month.

So my November goals are:
1. Lose at least 5 pounds by doing the following:
2. Eat at least 3 servings of veggies per day
3. Drink at least 64 oz of water per day
4. Gradually incorporate exercise (starting at least 1x this week, 2x next week, and 4x the last 2 weeks of the month.
5. Check blood sugar 2x a day, at least 3 days per week

Ruth - I'm glad the service and the lunch went well. It's always hard when you lose someone dear to you, but take comfort in the fond/fun memories and take care of yourself. :hug:

Happy - That sucks that your political yard sign was destroyed! What jerks to have done that! I hope you can keep up the gym, although I totally agree that car headlights are getting more and more blinding. Do try to stick with the exercise...you're doing so well with it. I totally understand about curbing grocery spending. We still go once a week, but I'm making more meals that either freeze well or work for leftovers, and I'm totally watching the sales and clipping coupons every week...something I wasn't very dedicated about before. We have a joke around work that if it's not on sale at Kohl's (the company I work for), wait a week. And I'm finding that with groceries. So when things are on sale (cuts of meat, spaghetti sauce, etc.), I'm stocking up. I also have to declutter so that I can decorate festively for the holidays, especially with DMIL arriving on the 18th. She will help with the decorating, but I have to get the cleaning done beforehand. My goodness, you do have a busy week ahead. Best of luck with the dentist, board meeting and the boob squishing. You're so nice to have given Mr. Feral has found a nice cozy place to sleep, and to ensure that he and Curly get fed.

Mel - Glad to hear that the Top Gun understands that you need a break and that you do way too much uncompensated work. I hope you are able to enjoy some time with Carla! I totally agree with Happy, there is a difference between being needed and taken advantage of, and they were definitely doing the latter. You will always be needed by so many, including us, but you also have to make YOU your first priority. Okay, girlfriend?! I like your idea about sticking to the decluttering at least once a month. Once I get the house cleaned, I'll work on taking care of the hot spots weekly (not sure I'm ready for FlyLady daily just yet). Good luck tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you as you deal with the election madness. I'll be voting after work tomorrow. Hopefully the line won't be too long.

Shad - That was so sweet and thoughtful of you to send Ruth a plant basket! Ahhhh...your Saturday sounds nice and relaxing, especially the walk down to the sea.

Annie - I'm wishing you much success on your job search! I'm sure you will find something wonderful very soon. I nearly ROTFLMAO when I read "Oil of Old Lady"! I use that too, and even more in the winter! I still have the crows feet though. Best of luck in your search for a new church. I hope you find a congregation you like.

Patty - Great to hear from you! That's HORRIBLE about your co-worker's neighbor's car being keyed after putting a political sticker on the car. Can't people just understand that part of living in this country is the right to have and EXPRESS your own opinions?! You've got GREAT goals, girlfriend! I hope you and Blackie are doing well. I love your idea of a Thankful journal! I have SO much to be thankful for. Sounds like Carol is a great trainer! I've got a wonderful trainer too.

Nae - The holidays are definitely starting here too...stores are all decorated, Christmas bazaars/craft shows are starting. I was hoping to sell at some shows this month, but that's not gonna happen...just didn't get anything made to sell. Have fun in Boise! I love homemade goodies. Anything homemade (edible or not) means more to me than store-bought because I truly feel fortunate to be treated to someone's time and talents!

Madcat - Ohmygosh...stealing/destroying political yard signs is bad enough...but keying cars and worse yet, cutting brake lines! That's just insane! It's so nice of you and your hubby to help your sister!!

Ceejay - Those are awesome goals!! Wow! YGG! I wish I could declutter/clean for 15 minutes per day. I'm more the all or nothing type...which doesn't really work for me. DH says I should take it in small chunks, but I just put it off until I can spend a few hours....and then I get stressed out about it. :dizzy:

I'd better sign off for now! I hope you're all doing well and enjoying this new month!

Here's to a healthy, fun and fantastic November for all of us!

Love and hugs,

ceejay52
11-03-2008, 04:10 PM
I got to talk to J for almost 30 minutes this morning. He's one of the bosses again and a friend in waste water lab. He's told me to cut back on a few things concerning the book work but most of it has stayed the same. He does not want anyone else to do the paper work but me. He told me if something happened to me that he would take it. It's nice to be trusted.
Still need to talk to T. but I'm going to hold off talking with him until evaluation in December. Then I can have some one on one with him while he's not BUSY.
I don't have to declutter tonight because it took me 40 minutes to clean the kitchen. It was a mess. I did set the timer for 15 minutes but wasn't finished and I don't like to leave anything half done.

No time for personals. I feel th camera watching me today!!!!!

MELODY525
11-03-2008, 05:37 PM
HAPPY...HOPE ALL THESE APPOINTMENTS ARE GOING SMOOTHLY AND YOU ARE GETTING GOOD RESULTS:dunno: WILL BE SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS YOUR WAY. THE CAT STORY MADE ME LAUGH. HOW MANY ARE THERE NOW...WHAT DO THEY DO? TELL THEIR FURRY FRIEND"FOLLOW ME...I KNOW THIS GREAT LITTLE RESTAURANT...." :rofl:

MICHELLE~ THE DAYS OFF SOUNDED GOOD AND JUST WHAT THE DR ORDERED. GLAD TO HEAR YOU ARE ALMOST UP TO SNUFF!! TAKE CARE. DI8D YOU FIND ANY CRYSTALS??? MY DD WOULD HAVE LOVED THAT DAY FOR SURE!!!! NOW THAT I DECLUTTERED NTHE BATHROON...I HAVE TO SAY IT WAS NICE TO GO IN THERE THIS MORNING AND WHAT A SHOCKL IT WAS JUST NOW TOO!! I LOVE THE "LESS MESS"!!! WILL EITHER OF US EVER BE READY FOR A DAILY FLYLADY???:lol3:

CEEJAY~ HOPE YOU DO MGET THE TIME IN DECEMBER FOR THE ONE ON ONE. I WAS THINKING TODAY...IT TOOK ME OVER 20 YEARS TO BURY MYSELF AND IF IT TAKES A FEW MORE WEEKS OR MONTHS TO GEWT OUT FROM UNDER SOME OF THIS MESS...WELL THEN SO BE IT. IT IS NICE TO HEAR HOW MUCH HE DOES TRUST YOU. GOOD FEELINGS!!

I GOT OUT OF EVERYTHING EARLY (3:30) AND HERE I AM. TOMORROW WILL BE HECTIC BUT I JUST BAGGED UP SOME CHICKEN, SALAD AND VEGGIES READY FOR A
GRAB & EAT DAY!! I ALSO NUKED A FEW SMALL RED POTATOES AND BAGGED THEM AS WELL. SOMEONE IS TAKING THE 6AM-9AM SHIFT (THANK GOD) SO I ONLY HAVE TO BE THERE FROM 9AM-8PM. WITH SMALL BREAKS IN BETWEEN. BUT I AM REALLY FULLY PREPARED FOR ONCE!! JUST RAN INTO MR TOP POLITICIAN IN MY FLANNEL NIGHT GOWN. I HAD FORGOTTEN TO DO SOMETHING AND AFTER A QUICK SHOWER I RAN BACK DOWN TO FINISH. HE SAID ONLY I WOULD COME BACK LIKE THIS TO FINSIH A JOB AND THAT ANYONE ELSW WOULD HAVE SAID SCREW IT. :rofl: I TOLD HIM THAT IS WHY HE LOVES ME.
OK I AM OUT OF HERE. DINNER AND TV. TURNING THE PHONE OFF AND THERE IS A SIGN ON THE DOOR. SO
TAKE CARE GIRLS AND SEE YOU IN A DAY OR TWO:moped:

Shad
11-03-2008, 06:18 PM
Morning all,
Mel that is an awfully long day so ensure you get the breaks required. Heck some of us who are not in your position don't get days that long. May the best candidate win. Not that I suspect it will solve any of the problems in the short term. Cohorting with the pollies in a nightie. :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Happy - you got an invisible sign out the front (apart from the political one) that says - 'Motel and restaurant run by suckers for cats here'? Good luck with all those wonderful appointments you have for today. Tonight you won't know what to whinge about - boobs, teeth, blood samples or the boring neighbours.

Michelle - you sure are going to be busy with pet sitting, normal job, exercise, websites, etc. Just take care of that cough and get well soon.

Ceejay - your kitchen must be sparkling. A sight to behold. Well done. Now come on over and do mine. Son will have kept it reasonably well, but not spotless. I bet there are bunches of cat hair everywhere. Never seen a cat like it for dropping hair.

Patty - I like the sound of your trainer.

And with that, I suppose I should get on with the day. Don't really feel like it but I have the first of my training classes starting tomorrow, so I'd better finish the final preparations. Still the training class has the best view on earth so if they get bored with me, they can stare off out to a tropical sea, across the green grass, through the waving palms and acres of golden sand and imagine themselves fishing off the reefs and islands in the bay. The view they will see, more or less.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/dampier_foreshore2.jpg

Just so long as they don't actually get up en masse and do just that I'll be happy.

Roseblush
11-04-2008, 08:20 AM
Good Morning Girls, Hope this day finds everyone well. Mel, you are to take care of yourself today. Don't get to tired but enjoy the people and event as much as possible.

Shad, is that a beach in the area you are at right now? Hope the project goes smoothly for you.

Annie hope the interviews go well. Keep a positive attitude maybe after today people will settle down again and the economy will steadily improve.

Ceejay, Glad to got to voice your opinion at work. So difficult to get some people to understand the other side of a situation. Hope it goes better for you.

Di, you sound like you had a great weekend. The holidays are a least a good time for people to try to reconnect. I am trying to get out some projects and make an effort to finish some cute Christmas stuff for gifts.

Ruth, hope you are doing better and things are settling down. Let us know how you are so we don't worry. Take care of yourself.

Happy when is the first concert we all want to live through your experiences at the events. Keep us posted.

Hi Patty, nice to hear from you. How is the weather down south?

Carla, who's dog is in the pic? So cute, not sure he enjoyed it as much as the people getting to see him!

Hope today goes well for all us and we strive to met some of our personal goals for the day. Blessings to all.
Peace,
Nae

happy2bme
11-04-2008, 09:47 AM
Good morning all,

To those of us in the states - be sure to get out and vote. Going to be a very interesting day. I'm glad I voted early. Would not like standing in line for 2 or 3 hours and I know for sure that DH would not.

Mel - I hope the long day does not take it's toll on you. Take frequent breaks tho I'm sure you will be in charge of all that is not going well today. When you want something done, give it to a busy lady... ;)

Shad - wow - if that was my view out the window, I'd sure be completely distracted. SAP or palm trees, SAP or Palm trees, palm trees, water, beach... :dunno: :lol: Hope you have a good training day today. :)

Annie -good luck on the interviews - still pulling for you :crossed:

Michelle- glad you had a fun couple of days off. I hope it relaxed all the residual virus right out of your body :D

Nae - the first concert is the Eagles in less than 2 weeks on the 16th. I can't wait! Hope you are enjoying a last shot of mild weather that the rest of us seem to be having at the moment.

Haven't read anything about a wild Canadian taking over the Big Apple so I guess Carla has flown in using stealth mode :rofl:

Ceejay - hope you have a better day at work today.

Ruth, Madcat, Patty - hellos to you today :wave:

Ok, time to get a move on here. Have a good one everybody.

diyana
11-04-2008, 10:32 AM
Happy Tuesday ladies -

Today is a big day here in the US. It will be interesting to see the election results tonight. Hopefully my guy wins! :lol: Ultimately I hope that however it turns out, the necessary policy changes will be made to increase jobs, improve the economy, help the middle class, etc. DH voted before work, and I am voting after work. I may have to stand in line for awhile...but that's okay. At least it won't be bitter cold as it has been in previous years.

Mel - Please do take your breaks. You have an awfully long day ahead of you. I hope people are polite to you and treat you well. And please make sure you take the next couple days to rest. Hang in there! As for your question about the crystals...yes, we did find several clear quartz crystals. They varied in length between 1/2" to almost 2", some were quite slender and some were bigger around. I need to clean them up and decide what to do with them. I may try and make one or two into pendants. I love crystals, and it was so cool FINDING some in the ground. Sounds like you planned well for your food today. Good for you!

Ceejay - Glad to hear you got to speak with one of the bosses. It is a nice feeling when your boss trusts you that much.

Shad - What a lovely view! It would be hard to concentrate on learning (or teaching for that matter) with a view like that! :lol:

Annie - I hope your interviews go well. My fingers are :crossed: for you, girlfriend!

Happy - Good for you for voting early and avoiding the crowds. I hope your day goes well today!

A big :wave: to anyone I missed! I'm gonna sign off for now. Here's to a wonderful day for all of us!

Love and hugs,

Hotcupojava
11-04-2008, 10:57 AM
Hello to the lovely ladies of the world. Just dropped by again to say hello. I've just been visiting, you know. I hope you all have a great day. I think I may vote for the first time in my life. I felt like the bad, lazy kid that didn't study for his test on Monday and waited until late Sunday night to cram. But I tried to get a sample ballot on line, last night. I finally gave up last night, and this morning, I called the Circuit Court's office this morning and a wonderful girl named Lynnette answered EVERY one of my questions and more. She told me everything but who to vote for. So, I think I'm going to do it. My concern was that I didn't know every candidate on local thingies and their stands and I was afraid I had to choose regardless. She said that's a common misconception that people have to fill every slot. She said I can leave as many blank as I want to. She said I could even cast a blank vote on EVERY position. That doesn't make sense to me, but I will have to leave a lot of them blank. The reason I've not voted ever (in my 44 years) is because I feel strongly that stupid people shouldn't vote. By stupid, I mean ignorant of the issues, candidates and their positions. So now that I know I can vote for only what I do know about and feel strongly about, I think I'm about to do it. Woooo hoooo. I hope I've not been too political or long winded. I'm just excited, I guess.

Peace and Turtle Hugs to all who roost here. Melody? DO NOT tire yourself out today! You hear me! I WILL come up there! Kisses Ladybug. Please be careful in how you spend your energy today.

annie175
11-04-2008, 01:58 PM
Ah Happy Tuesday...I already voted this morning. There was NO line. Went right in and voted. Of course, I vote in a remote area, that me be the difference.

I have not received the call about the 2nd interview yet. I am getting impatient. The other position that I have only phone interviewed with sent me an email that said they are now waiting till end of November to do in person interviews and not hiring till January 09. There is still hope on that one. I really want the position with the 2nd interview, I know if it is meant to be, God willing, it will be.

Dug a roast out of the freezer put it in the crock pot with onion, potatos, carrots. That should go around a few times for meals. Tony is coming over tonight, it has been almost a week since I have seen him as he was off to Michigan for a training class and didn't get back til Sunday night. I think I missed him. ;^)

Michelle....November has to be better than October, health wise for you. Sounds like you had a few fun packed days. Good for you.

Shad...I would rather be sitting on that beach in the picture than sitting here at my computer fretting over a job.

MEL...seriously, you work too hard.

Happy...I was sitting here at 6:32 pm last night and thougt, jeez it is awful dark out, then remember the clock set back. This will take some getting used to.

The church was a bust. I got there and it was 5 minutes before the service, and noticed there were only 3 cars in the parking lot. So I didn't even go in. I drove around feeling lost for about an hour. I don't know what is wrong with me.

I am sad today and losing faith in finding a job. I need a pep talk or two. I don't want to go down this road cause it is a long walk back. I called my brother for one of his talks but he was getting ready to go into a meeting. I just want to beat up on something. yes, oh whoa is me....

Have a great remainder of the day. Hello to all I have missed.

Love and Hugs,

diyana
11-04-2008, 02:22 PM
Hey Annie - You will find a great job soon. I know it's difficult but you've got to keep the faith. What's your area of expertise again? If it's computer or technical related, be sure and look on Dice.com. Otherwise, CareerBuilder.com is a good website. Also, Craigslist.com has some good job postings. I'm glad Tony is coming over; hopefully, he can give you a good pep talk. As for the church, do you have close friends or family that go to church near you? You can ask them for recommendations. I understand what you're saying about how dark it is....it was starting to get a bit dark here when I got off work at 4:30. And of course, part of your sadness may be from the shorter days/longer nights due to the time change. Hang in there, girlfriend. :hug:

happy2bme
11-04-2008, 03:00 PM
Java Turtle - am so very proud of you for getting out and overcoming your concerns about voting :hug: :yay:

It's true - you don't have to vote for everyone and I have to admit that when we have to vote for some of the locals like judges, I'm not always up to snuff on everyone. Even if you only voted for the presidential slot this time around, your vote does count!

I wish they'd do away with this electoral vote thing. Isn't a democracy where the one with the MOST VOTES wins?????

Annie, go make yourself a nice cup of tea or a flavored coffee and have a nice sit. Make a list of all the things in life that you are grateful for at the moment. In my opinion the most difficult challenge in the job search is trying to keep yourself positively motivated. It is a game of hurry up and wait. They want you to hurry up, then you have to wait on them. As a hiring manager, this was my least favorite time of year. You get approvals to go and interview people, then the powers above yank your chain and put a hold on extending any job offers. Or you do your part and then you can't get the people for the second interview to respond to your requests for setting up the next interview. So much happens behind the scenes to muck up the process while you sit impatiently. I (having been there myself) was always sympathetic to the interviewee and would try to give them a bit of a heads up on what was happening (will start second round interviews in 3 weeks, I think we both know you're not right for this position, etc) - anything not to leave them in the dark. But sometimes even my hands were tied too. I think you are right to feel that if it's going to happen, it will happen. Companies are no longer sensitive to the job seekers unfortunately.

The important thing to do is keep yourself occupied. You know how we always look at things and think - geez if only I had a week off, I'd tackle this stuff? Now's the time to do it. And if it takes money you don't have to do it, look for creative alternatives. Maybe you can barter some services. I find that when I'm stuck in the rut of routine, that I get locked down in my thinking. When I have nothing else to lose, that's when I start opening myself up to other unconventional ideas.

Things happen for a reason, and they sure don't happen as fast as we'd like them to on our schedule. And sometimes, after waiting more than an acceptable amount of time, you have to just get a little pushy. I did that once when I interviewed in September and was still getting strung along in December. I had not put up any Christmas decorations because I was so bummed out and actually did what little shopping I had done searching the papers for coupons and bargains. DH convinced me to make one more call to the company - turns out the manager's boss was holding out for this pompous jerk (should have been an omen), meanwhile the hiring manager had REALLY wanted me but couldn't do anything and used my call as an excuse to push the issue. I got the job. I had to get pushy with the company I'm at now as the first manager diddled around for 3 months leaving me dangling as to whether I'd have to relocate or should I push harder to find non existant jobs in my home city. I would say a polite call by you within 2 weeks after they were to schedule 2nd interview rounds (I'm still interested and inquiring about the position... ) would be appropriate. I know you'd like to say "LISTEN HONEY, I got bills to pay can I light a fire under anyone's rump? :rollpin: :frypan: :kickbutt: But instead we have to nod politely :yes: and pretend to play the game that we all hate.

And with that, I'd better get back to work myself. Take care :grouphug:

diyana
11-04-2008, 03:46 PM
JavaTurtle - Good for you for getting out and voting! It is hard to keep track of all the different candidates for local offices. Just vote for the ones you know....or vote a party line....or whatever. I have always believed that if you don't vote, you don't get the right to complain (something my Dad taught me). My Dad and I always had different political views, but we always respected each other's opinion and we could have great discussions about issues and candidates and sometimes we'd just end up agreeing to disagree. I really miss my Dad (he passed away 5 years ago last month).

Annie - I totally agree with the all the great wisdom and advice that Happy offered. She's so much more eloquent than I am! And since she's been on both sides, she's a great chick to listen to!

Love and hugs,

ceejay52
11-04-2008, 06:12 PM
It's going to be interesting to find out who our next President is going to be.
However I'm not staying up all night to watch the returns.

Today has gone by very good to say the least. L did her job well last night which made my job less stressful. It took them all day to complete the job too. They still have a mess under the areator but they will clean that up tomorrow. I've been here almost 17 years and this is the first time I've seen the inside of the thing.

More later.

Ruthxxx
11-04-2008, 06:50 PM
Hi Worldlies! I wish I could spend more time in here in this supportive little group. Maybe I'll blast a Beacher and get fired as a MOD! (Didja read that Suzanne3FC?)

Things are getting back to normal around here. I've dealt with the lawyer, undertaker, pension and government stuff and am now tackling the remains of Harry's huge paper collection. Did he really need phone bills from 1973? There is also a huge stamp collection that needs to be evaluated and probably sold.

Right now I'm into extreme self-care and started the day off by finally getting bloodwork done. Disney and I went to the park around noon today and she ran and ran - lovely to see her go - and even lovelier to see her come and sit at my feet when I call her back! This afternoon I dealt with the lawyer and the last of the undertaker stuff. Next on the list is thank you notes.

Goals for the month?
- get back down into the low 190s - 202.2 this morning!
- eat 3 veggies and 2 fruit a day plus 2 dairy (milk or yogurt)
- cut ALL sugar to be sure my bloodwork is stable (just had a draw today!)
- work on drinking more water - even herb tea counts
- spend some time outdoors every day possible

Be nice to myself by taking time to rub a doggy tummy, to soak in the tub, to read and sip tea and to say "No" more often.

Another goal should be to post in here more often when I have time for personals. Slap me, OK?

1day@atime
11-04-2008, 10:08 PM
Hello Ladies,

Annie - Don't lose your faith. You will get a job. Mitchellez (Diyana) gave you lots of good ideas. Network. when your at the grocery store, talk to people, when your at the bank, mention your looking for a job. I'm sorry that the church you were looking at didn't work out, but are there any big churches in your area. Some churches here, of course I live in a big city offer job networking meetings. Wake up each morning saying today is the day I"m gonna get that call. We believe in you.

Diyana - I'm so glad your feeling better. Oct was a bad month for both of us. But that was the past. I'm glad your able to start working out again. Your pet sitting job sounds like fun. Blackie is doing good. He's sitting right here beside me as I post.

Ruth - I'm so glad your taking care of YOU. I like your goals especially the one about rubbing a dog's tummy.

Shad - I'm so jealous. Is this where you are at right now.

Happy - I'm with you, most votes should win.

Hi Java and Ceejay

As for me, getting back in the routine of working out is hard. Yesterday I couldn't even sit down. My legs were so wobbly. But today they feel much better. I still need to get my eating back on track. That will come next.

MELODY525
11-04-2008, 10:40 PM
THANK GOD THIS DAY IS OVER. NOTHING LIKE TRYING TO PERFORM 2 JOBS AT ONCE...I DEMANDED HELP AND GOT IT. LONG STORY BUT I ASKED THE "CHIEF" WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT...125+ VOTES OR WRITING DOWN NAMES.
THE DAY ENDED WITH A PARTIALLY PARALYZED, IN A WHEELCHAIR, BRAND NEW TENANT WOMAN WHO JUST MOVED THIS WEEKEND FALLING OUT OF HER CHAIR AND INTO HER BATHTUB AND... I JUST HAPPENED TO BE GOING BY THE OFFICE AND HEARD HER ALARM RINGING IN THERE...IT'S NOT HOOKED UP TO THE NEW SYSTEM TILL AFTER THE 15TH. :faint: SHE WAS LUCKY. I AM TIRED AND JEN IS COMING TOMORROW TO FOOD SHOP. TALK TO YOU ALL THEN. SO THE COPS JUST LEFT AND HERE I AM. GOING TO HOP INTO BED AND SEE YOU TOMORROW OR THURS AFTER TRADER JOES. I DRANK WATER, ATE GOOD FOOD AND TOOK PRETTY GOOD CARE OF MYSELF. I COULD FEEL THE WORLDLIE'S VIBES ALL AROUND ME :hug:
HAVE A GREAT DAY TOMORROW.

MELODY525
11-04-2008, 11:05 PM
WAITING FOR THE AMBULANCE MEN TO COME BACK. THEY NEED A SIGNATURE SAYING THEY WERE HERE. GUESS I AM "IT". MIGHT AS WELL DO PERSONALS.

HAPPY...YOU MUST BE RIGHT. CARLA MUST HAVE FLOWN IN UNDER THE RADAR!! :rofl: HOW IS DH FEELING NOW? HOW DID YOUR APPT GO??? HOPE ALL IS WELL IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS.

SHAD...HAVE YOU HAD TIME OFF YET? I THINK I AM LOSING TRACK AGAIN!!! THE VIEW IS GORGEOUS AND I COULD HAVE USED IT TODAY!!

NAE~ BLESSINGS AND PEACE RIGHT BACK TO YOU. I DID TAKE CARE OF MYSELF THANKS.

CEEJAY...SOUNDS LIKE THINGS ARE LOOKING UP AT WORK!! GOOD FOR YOU!!

PATTY...DID THE LEGS GO BACK MTO NORMAL??? HOPE IT GETS EASIER TO EXERCISE!! YOU'RE ON A ROLL GIRL!

MICHELLE...HOLD THE CRYSTALS AND MEDITATE...USE THEIR ENERGY TO HEAL YOURSELF FROM THE INSIDE OUT!!

RUTH...I LOVE YOUR GOALS WOMAN. F YOU DON'T STICK TO THEM I'LL COME AFTER YOU :rollpin:

MARY...I WAS A GOOD LADYBUG. AFRAID YOU WOULD COME UP HERE AND GET AFTER ME!!! NEVER HAD MY BUTT KICKED BY A TURTLE AND WASN'T ABOUT TO TEMP YOU EITHER! :rofl:

ANNIE....NOW THE ELECTION IS OVER YOU HAVE MY FULL ATTENTION...I WILL SEND ALL GOOD EMPLOYMENT THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS OUT YOUR WAT TOOT SWEET.

OOPS....THERE THEY COME UPSTAIRS. SO I WELL END HERE AND HOPE I REMEMBERED EVERYONE. LOVE TO THE REST. SWEET DREAMS AND GOOD MORNING MISS SUNSHINE!

happy2bme
11-04-2008, 11:21 PM
Mel sweetie, it's almost 10:30 your time. Why are you still up??? GO TO BED WOMAN. I certainly hope you're not dealing with more crisis at the building. Pleasant dreams ...

happy2bme
11-05-2008, 01:29 AM
:yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay:

and now, I'm going to bed too.

carla49
11-05-2008, 01:46 AM
Hi Happy - I see your egg is lit! Went to the opera tonight - first time and I loved it, especially the $20 rush seats - and now we're watching election stuff. New York seems ecstatic about the results! Me too...
Goodnight. I'm here and will post eventually. Just too darned busy!

happy2bme
11-05-2008, 01:48 AM
Hi Carla - I was watching TV and tonight was one of those great days to be in NY. Guess you could feel the energy! Glad you enjoyed the opera and got a chance to get in some culture - another great thing about NY.

Now let's BOTH of us hit the sack :lol:

Shad
11-05-2008, 02:56 AM
Afternoon all,
Good to see so many posting and living the days historic events. I will probably know who your president is before you do.

Can't stop, I'll be back asap.

Ruthxxx
11-05-2008, 08:32 AM
:wave: Tempus fugit! Happy Hump Day.

annie175
11-05-2008, 08:52 AM
Good Morning Ladies.....

Happy....thank you so much for your outlook on my situation. It is all very true, and I really know that, it is just planted in the back of my brain and I was not thinking that way. Thanks for making me see it again. I guess I am just impatient.

Michelle...You are all the best and thank you for reaching out to me. All of this has really made this day start out better.

Thanks to all of you for your good thoughts and prayers for my job search. You all mean so much to me.

Today is DD 23rd BD. It is a lean BD, however I did find the best card ever, it said things perfectly and we both cried when she read it. Thank God she lives here with me.

Tony was great last night. We just talked and talked, I did feel better after he left.

Back to the job search.

Hello to everyone...and have a marvelous Wednesday.

Love and hugs,

diyana
11-05-2008, 08:56 AM
Good morning ladies --

I'm a bit sleepy today as I was up watching the election results last night. Since Carla mentioned it already...I too am ecstatic! I'm also relieved it's all over and am happy to not be getting any more pre-recorded phone calls or tons of political junk mail.

I hope that as a country can heal this divisiveness between the parties. There's been so much fear and distrust over the last several years. Rather than fearing or condeming our differences, we can embrace them. Now is the time to work together for the common good and to achieve common goals to make this country better for EVERYONE. Now is a time for unity...to truly become the UNITED States. Okay, I'll get off my :soapbox: now. :lol:

Ceejay - Glad that you had a good day at work yesterday! I hope today goes well for you too!

Ruth - Good for you for going into self-care mode! Get done what absolutely needs to be done and let the rest wait. So nice that you and Disney had a fun day at the park! And rubbing a doggy's tummy is very relaxing and great therapy!

Patty - As you know, the wobblyness should go away when your body gets back in the groove of regular exercise. I've been walking at lunch, and I'm really noticing how much my fitness level has dropped off. I was going to go to the gym tomorrow night....Now it's looking like 50/50.

Mel - I can understand how tired you must be. So fortunate for that tenant that you happened to hear her alarm. I hope you get to relax today. Take a Meliday!

Carla - So cool that you got to see the opera while in NY!

Annie - Hang in there. You know we are all here for you and pulling for you! Have a productive and successful day!

Happy - I ditto your :confetti: :confetti: :confetti: :confetti: I hope you did get a good night's sleep.

Here's to a great day for all of us!

Love and hugs to all of you wonderful worldlies,

annie175
11-05-2008, 08:58 AM
Michelle and Happy,

I hope you don't mind, I copied and pasted your great job posts insight into a Word document and printed it out, so I can refer and read it when I all of this is getting me down.

You are the best.

Love and Hugs

happy2bme
11-05-2008, 09:31 AM
Good morning people,

For the first time in a long time, I feel hopeful this morning. I hope we sit on the rim of change for the better. And to those who shake their heads at the new president and whine about how we will be taxed to death - WHO DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO PAY OFF THE 94 BILLION DOLLAR DEBT that the (can't get out soon enough for me) "dude" ran up in his 8 years in office? Just because we haven't been taxed to this point, doesn't mean the bill won't come due. Geez :rolleyes: I watched both candidates speeches last night, thought they were both eloquent. We are a country deep in trouble, I hope this is the dawn of a new day for all of us, tho Mr. Obama has some mighty big issues to tackle and won't be completely successful. And that's all I have to say...

Michelle - talk about eloquent yourself! Very nice words to live by - maybe you should run for office too - or would you join me running as fast as my gimpy gait would allow in the opposite direction! :rofl:

Annie - any time you (or anyone else) needs some words of encouragement, just speak up. If we can't think of anything to say, we'll quote songs or worse yet, sing to you :lol: Like attorneys, most all we have to offer is our time :hug:

Michelle - I think they thought this was a foregone conclusion so no one really campaigned here - not too many commercials and no robo-calls. I'm not sure if I should be grateful or put out :rofl: I think all the early risers are going to be a little sleepy today so you'll be in good company :D Did you see Grant Park? Geez, more people than July 3rd. And nice and orderly too.

:bday2you: Annie's DD. Remember, oftentimes the best gifts come straight from the heart. Make her a lopsided birthday cake and a homemade card with stick figure drawings about how your life is better because she's in it. I guarantee she will treasure it forever.

Tempus fugit Ruth? Why do I want to turn that into a swear phrase for my road rage :lol3: Hope you are doing well.

Shad, I kind of thought in this day and age of electronic voting that we should know the outcome of the election fairly soon. Boom - 10pm our time as soon as the Democratic west coast states polls closed - they announced the winner. Just had to wait an overly long time for Mr. Obama to take the stage. How is the training going? Have you blacked out the windows :lol:

Patty - if you got jello legs, you sure pushed the envelope so good for you!!!! Just kind of hard when you get up from sitting and they get all wobbly on you. Tell them it's those mini earthquakes - didn't YOU feel them??? :rofl:

I love popping stupid things out of my mouth like that. Monday I was in the dentist chair and reminded him I had a cavity to fill besides the crown they were working on. He said, now where is that cavity and went to look at my chart. Without missing a beat I said, it's IN MY MOUTH. He stopped a sec and then started laughing. Of course he is getting the last laugh as the tooth I had worked on 2 weeks ago is acting up. They said I might need a root canal if it didn't calm down and it didn't so off I go this afternoon. Tomorrow is a boob squish. I think after that I should be ok. :^:

Mel, I think it's great too that you were able to help that woman who fell. It's your job to be the angel of the building whether you know it or not! Hopefully you can get a day of rest in after yesterday's long day and excitement. Hang the Gone Fishin' sign on the door and go get some good stuff at Trade Joe's.

Time for me to get out of here. Have a good day everyone!

diyana
11-05-2008, 09:49 AM
Annie - We are always here for pep talks and support! :hug: A big Happy Birthday to your DD! :celebrate: :hb: :woo:

Happy - Run for office? Me? No thank you. You are such a quick wit - with Patty and with your dentist! I wish I had such a quick wit. Thanks for the morning chuckle!

ceejay52
11-05-2008, 01:57 PM
I was ready for the change too. It's frightening to say the least that our country is on the brink of collapse. I hope the new president can pull us around.

I'm in a do nothing mood today. As a matter of fact I'm leaving some things for the other day operator to do. He may not like it but so be it.

I'm up to 191.6 pounds. I eat to late at night. I will be going to the gym after work tonight.

diyana
11-05-2008, 02:52 PM
Hey Ceejay - Enjoy your do nothing day. Sometimes we need to not push ourselves and let others do their fair share. :) Good for you for going to the gym tonight. I was hoping to get to the gym tonight or tomorrow...but my energy level is still REALLY down. I think I may just have to listen to my body and take it easy for a couple more days.

Shad
11-06-2008, 03:26 AM
Life just seems to get busier and busier at the moment, so I don't know how often I will be able to get in for the next week or so or whether I will be able to post personals. I have around 5 hours training, then writing reports regarding training and picking up possible problems. Then I have to work with R to see how we can improve things in the system. I also have one-one-one training for anyone who happens to drop in.

So for those on a break - enjoy the change
For those celebrating a new president - congratulations
For those mourning the results - commiserations
For those in pain - I feel for you, please get better soon
For those that don't fit into any of the above categories - hope life is fine and treating you well, don't work too hard.
And last but not least - for Annie: Hang in there, the right job is somewhere out there for you. And I feel for you. It is no fun watching the savings dwindling through having to pay the bills which don't stop simply because there is no job. In fact many of them increase because you are home using the utility. It's no fun having to think twice or three times before you decide to buy something not completely necessarily. It's no fun when you don't even get a thank you but no thank you for all your hard work in an interview or a job application.
Believe me, it is something I have been through and hated. :hug: :hug: :hug: I wish I was closer and could help even it was only to make you giggle.

Gotta go. Otherwise I will still be here when the sun goes down and I was here before the sun came up.

Roseblush
11-06-2008, 08:54 AM
Good Morning, I do believe this is the best BIg Sister Club ever. Shad your little essay was so touching this morning to read. The ability of this group or lot depending on the country of orgin is soooo very supportive and so true to their word. I second all the Shad listed and add my heart felt endorsement. These are some interesting and sometimes a bit stress times and to have a good laugh and try to be lifted by this incredible group of women is like a gift of the heart.

Thinking of all of you as I travel today over mountain passes and wide vistas. Hope the snow is off the highways and all the ranging creatures remain safely to the fields. Please say a quick prayer for my little family and sons as a tough weekend awaits us. I'll check back when I am able....taking my computer with me.
Blessings to each of you..... may this be a day of reaching goals.
Peace,
Nae

happy2bme
11-06-2008, 09:37 AM
Hi Nae - you are still on at the moment so safe travels to you and a pleasant week ahead with the family...

annie175
11-06-2008, 09:43 AM
Good Morning Ladies...

I cannot say enough how great you all are.....I am overwhelmed by your support.

I do, have yet another phone interview this morning. YEAH!! This one is with Community Hospitals of Indianapolis.... I am jazzed about it.

Gotta get ready for my interview, yes I study up on everything beforehand, I like to be prepared.

HELLO TO EVERYONE!!

Much love and hugs.

Annie

annie175
11-06-2008, 09:44 AM
Oh and I am up 5 lbs. Of course, I have not taken the morning poo and I am getting ready to start....lol

happy2bme
11-06-2008, 09:56 AM
And to the rest of you a happy good morning. We were supposed to get rain and a cold front moving in today. It looks a bit cool out but right now it's sunny.

I am on antibiotics for my tooth - it appears I need another root canal - seemingly a routine thing for me. I am more concerned about remembering to take yet another pill - 4 times a day and something that is important to take on time. :dizzy: Boob squish this afternoon and a homeowners association meeting tonight. I am debating about taking off the week of Thanksgiving in 3 weeks just because it would be nice to have some time off of work. I have a few vacation days left and since DH and I didn't plan anything, for a change I have some open days left to use.

Shad - hope you don't work yourself too hard. Sounds like you are in the midst of crunch time. Good thing is that the day goes by fast, long as it is, but can be quite tiring too. Life will no doubt slip into the get up, go to work, eat, go to sleep and little else routine. Just make sure you take care of yourself and may all your problems be laughable ones!

Michelle - that virus beat the tar out of you so perhaps you need to ease back into the gym again, particularly not to stress the lungs out. Maybe gentler exercises for longer periods to make up for the drop in intensity. And it's amazing how just a few weeks away cuts the strength in half. Just listen to your body and don't get too over eager.

Mel must be resting - hope it's that and she's not having to play Rescue 8 with yet another resident!

Wow Ceejay - didn't realize you'd be at the treatment facility for that long. Are you sure you want to look for another job? I guess their comes a time when you've been at a place for a long while where it gets difficult to see so much of the behind the scenes stuff going on and still be able to ignore it.

Annie, when you get up today, stretch big in all directions, smile and commit to yourself that you are going to approach the day with your boobs held high even if it means you have to walk around all day with your fingertips touching the ceilings :rofl: Just a little humor to put a smile on your face... :D

Ok, I gotta get this day rollin'. Have a good one everyone...

happy2bme
11-06-2008, 09:58 AM
Hi Annie - I see you're still on. Good luck with the phone interview :crossed: :crossed: :crossed:

Hope everything "comes out all right" figuratively and literally :lol:

annie175
11-06-2008, 10:08 AM
Happy, my fingers are calloused from walking on them to give the boobies the "UPLIFT" they need. LOL.

diyana
11-06-2008, 10:16 AM
Good morning ladies -

Happy Thursday! I'm starting to be able to move at my normal pace and use my inhaler less. I may even try and get to the gym tonight, depending on how I feel after work. It's supposed to rain this afternoon/evening and tomorrow. Then switch to rain/snow showers on Saturday. Darn "S" word. I'm not ready for it! :tantrum:

Shad - I hope the training goes well and that you and R are able to determine (and make) improvements to the system. No worries about posting personals, your post this morning was very touching and heartfelt. :) Please do relax when you can and take care of you!

Nae - Wishing you a safe journey, and I hope you enjoy your visit with family.

Annie - I see you're online. I am sending you :goodvibes: and wishing you much success with your interview today! You sound really excited about this position. YGG!

Happy - Wishing you all the best with the antibiotics (I hate the 4x day ones...I much prefer the ones you can take once or twice a day - easier to remember to take them). Good luck with the boob squish and the homeowners association meeting. I think you should take Thanksgiving week off! You deserve a break. When I took 3 days off last week, it was wonderful! I am taking the day after T'giving off and looking forward to it. I agree that I need to ease back into the gym. I am meeting with my trainer tonight to review some biofeedback techniques that can help with stress and stress eating. I'm going to take your advice and listen to my body to determine how much, if any, exercise it's willing to do. I got a great laugh out of "boobs held high even if it means you have to walk around all day with your fingertips touching the ceilings"! Thanks!

A big :wave: to Ceejay, Mel, Carla, Rennie, Painter, Madcat, Ruth and anyone else I have missed.

Wishing everyone a terrific Thursday!

Love and hugs,

annie175
11-06-2008, 11:27 AM
Update on Community Hosp. phone interview....it went FANTASTIC!!! They want to bring me in for interviewing with 5 people including the CEO. Probably an all day event.

I talked with Humana a bit ago, they are setting up the 2nd interviews either today or tomorrow and I should hear soon.

I AM SO EXCITED.

LOVE AND HUGS

ceejay52
11-06-2008, 12:58 PM
Happy
I'm staying put for right now. I'm thinking very seriously about taking early retirement at age 62, which will be 4 years from now. I'll have been with the city for 20 years then also even though there will not be any retirement benefits for me from the city. I've been out of the 401k for several years now. Ouch on the tooth, which reminds me I need to make a dentist appointment for myself.

Annie
Sending good vibes for your interviews.

Michelle
Glad you are feeling better. You have had a rough time.

Nae
Be careful driving and enjoy your week end with family.

Shad
:hug: You are working to hard. Take another break this week end.

Hello to all the others. :wave:



I didn't have enough energy left after work last night to go to the gym. I logged over 10,000 steps yesterday also.

diyana
11-06-2008, 01:10 PM
Annie - That's awesome news! I'm wishing you lots of success with both interviews! Meeting with the CEO of Community Hosp - Wow! Fantastic! I hope and believe you will get a great job offer....just keep the faith, girlfriend!

Ceejay - I wish I could think about retirement, but I'll probably be working 'till I'm close to 70 (another 24 years). I'm thankful that I have a job I enjoy! :)

I hope everyone's having a great day!

Hotcupojava
11-06-2008, 01:13 PM
Turtle: Re-entering lurking mode. :devil:


Wishing you all the best. Holler if you need me. I'll be nearby.

:coolsnow:

MELODY525
11-06-2008, 06:19 PM
WHEN I LOGGED ON I LOOKED FOR MY POST YESTERDAY SO I COULD BEGIN READING AND NO POST WAS HERE :tantrum: I ADMIT I WAS DEAD TIRED AND I MUST HAVE THOUGHT I PUSHED POST REPLY BUT INSTEAD LOGGED OFF! :faint: :crazy:
I AM SORRY AND I HAVE NOT BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE OF YOU ALL. IT JUST AN INSANE WEEK WITH ALL OUR ALARMS CHANGING, CABLE TV CHANGING, EVERYTHING BECOMING COMPUTERIZED WITH THE ALARMS AND THE 2 SETS OF NEW AUTOMATIC DOORS COMING ALONG WITH THEIR NEW CARD "KEYS". LOTS OF CHANGES AND WAY TOO MANY SCARED PEOPLE.... YOU ALREADY KNOW SENIORS DON'T HANDLE CHANGE VERY WELL. IT'S BEEN A NIGHTMARE FOR 2 WEEKS NOW AND HOPEFULLY BY THANKSGIVING IT WILL BE OVER. I AM EVEN GETTING CALLS WHILE I WAS OUT AT TRADER JOE'S TODAY. ACTUALLY HAD TO TURN MY PHONE OFF SO I COULD FRIGGING SHOP!! :rofl: :rofl: I KEPT ASKING WILLY...."NOW WHERE WAS I?". I FINALLY HAD TO GIVE HIM MY PIN # AND DEBIT CARD SO HE COULD CHECK ME OUT AT THE REGISTER...THE TOWN OFFICES BEGAN CALLING ME ON HIS CELL PHONE!!
BUT I WAS SUCCESSFUL AND HAVE LOTS OF FOOD IN THE FRIDGE AND FREEZER. IT'S ALL PUT AWAY NOW. I JUST FINISHED. VERY LONG DAYS AHEAD I THINK BUT WE WILL GET PAST THIS RENNO IN THE BUILDING IF IT KILLS ME.
NOTHING ELSE IS NEW. I SPENT SOME TIME WITH JEN YESTERDAY AND SHE HELPED ME WITH SOME OFFICE STUFF BUT I WAS TOO SLEEPY FOR HER TO BOTHER STAYING. BETWEEN THE "CHIT" AND THE TIME CHANGE, I AM SHOT. BUT THIS TOO SHALL PASS :belly:

SOME PERSONALS AND A REPEAT OF WHAT MY LOST POST SAID...

ANNIE I AM SENDING AS MANY GOOD THOUGHTS AS I CAN MUSTER UP. DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP AND I CAN'T SAY IT ANY BETTER THEN THE REST OF THE WORLDLIES.:hug: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NOW LATE, TO THE DD :hb: LOVE TO YOU FOR THE HOSP INTERVIEW!!!

HAPPY I HOPE THE PILLS WORK AND I WAS SAD TO HEAR ABOUT MAYBE ANOTHER ROOT CANAL. NIGHTMARE :hug:

MICHELE HOPE THIS WEEK IS A BIG IMPROVEMENT FOR YOU AS WELL. TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF AND LOTS OF GOOD WISHES TO GET BACK ON TRACK :hug:

CEEJAY...HOPE THE JOB FRONT CONTINUES TO IMPROVE. MAYBE THIS IS YOUR YEAR TO SHINE!! :sunny:

SHAD...YOU BUSY BEAVER YOU!! YOUR POST BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES. :hug:

RUTH~ I FORGOT WHAT YOU POSTED :rofl: BUT WHATEVER THE SAYING WAS...DITTO! :lol3: :lol3:

HOTCUP~ COME OUT OF LURKER MODE AND SPEAK TURTLE!!

NAE...WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL TRIP. YOU HAVE TO KNOW ALREADY THAT MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND THE KIDS. :hug:

OK I AM OFF TO THE SHOWERS. :rain:
HOPEFULLY WITH NO RINGING BELLS!!! : moped:

1day@atime
11-06-2008, 10:24 PM
Hello Ladies,

Annie - Saying a prayer that your 2nd job interviews goes great!

Mitchellez - I couldn't believe how fast my endurance went down. We just need to take it 1 day at a time. Getting back to the gym is a start.

Happy - You are such a hoot! Hope your boobs inflate back to size :)

Nae - have a safe trip.

Mel, Ceejay, Shad, Ruth and to anyone I might of missed. Hope your having a good day.

As for me. Nothing new. Looking forward to the weekend. Going to catch a movie and relaxing.

redballoon
11-07-2008, 12:32 AM
Howdy all. Just stopped in for the first time in years perhaps and I sure liked the sound of all those election congratulations. I too never realized how despairing I had become over the past 8 years and living out of the States just makes it worse. Anyhow, good to see old faces...carla, happy, Shad (who pops in over on 21 at times!). Hope you're all doing well. Maybe I should join ya again.... :wave:

Shad
11-07-2008, 01:30 AM
'Whooosh' - sound of Shad flying past

Red - so nice to see you. Join in anytime you feel the need.
Turtle stop hovering. Hovering turtles make me nervous.
Pattie - today has been a good day thanks. But I'm looking forward to not having to train tomorrow
Mel - I did see a post from you yesterday (I think) you sound as busy as me.
Annie - good news on the interview. YGG
Michelle - my weekend will be spent here as well, but it will not be busy. I will be just tidying up my files, filling my handouts and generally mucking about helping R cleaning up the system and hopefully learning the bits I don't know.
Happy - R & I were talking about you last night. I was telling him about the trip we did to Gracelands. And the competition for the tackiest souvenir we found. I may get them to send you a Christmas tree decoration for your tree.

Okay - gotta go. Another victim to fry.

happy2bme
11-07-2008, 02:31 AM
You know Shad, we really blew our opportunity. It's almost impossible to get any kind of decent Elvis souvenier unless you trot out to Graceland, pay your $30 admission fee and get into their tightly controlled shops.

I think the gold plated, bigger than life sized, Elvis head holiday ornament as well as the Gates of Graceland fireplace guard are lost to us forever.

This is the best I can offer to your buddy there. Please bear in mind that this is a TRUE collector's item as production stops dead at only 700 pieces.

It's an official Elvis blue suede shoes trinket box. Something to put all your special stuff in - like your high school ring, your favorite earing that you lost the mate to long ago, ticket stubs from the Eagles concert (just snuck that in to see if you're paying attention :lol: ), a buffalo head nickel, and your ID bracelet. Which reminds me... I had this great looking silver ID bracelet and I wonder what ever happened to it... An ID bracelet was great. It had your name on it and if you ever forgot your name, all you had to do was look at your wrist discretely and bamm - there it was! I could use something like that now. Or was the deal that you traded ID bracelets with the guy you were going steady with??? No guy I ever dated could come close to getting my bracelet on his hand, so that couldn't be it...

Remember Spidel watches? Spidel twist-o-flex. But I'm getting distracted here - that's because I have been analyzing data and trends for the last 2 hours after I got home from my meeting.

Here's yur pic Shad - enjoy - click on the picture to enlarge it but shield your eyes in case you can't take too much bedazzling beauty :cool:

happy2bme
11-07-2008, 02:37 AM
:wave: Hello Red, great to see you again. Do stop in for a cup of tea or some nice plum wine. :hat:

happy2bme
11-07-2008, 02:43 AM
Geez, I wasn't delusional after all. This is the ID bracelet I was thinking of. And it's made by Speidel. And it has room for TWO names - that's where the boy part came in. I guess you got branded with the guys name... well after all, it was the 60's. :lol:

Shad
11-07-2008, 02:55 AM
Gotta go get those shoes. Wunnnnnnnnnnnnerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfullllllllllll :crazy:

MELODY525
11-07-2008, 08:36 AM
:wave: HELLO RED. THERE WAS A TIME LONG AGO I READ YOUR THREAD. NOW I JUST SIT AND ROOST WITH THE WORLDLY CHICKS. NICE TO SEE YOU HERE.

HAPPY....SPIEDEL.....NOW THAT BRINGS BACK MANY MEMORIES. I HAD THE ONE IN HIGH SCHOOL THAT OPENED TO A PICTURE AND MY MOM AND DAD WERE IN THERE. IT USED TO PULL THE HAIRS OUT OF MY ARM! :rofl: I ALSO HAD ONE OF THEIR WATCHES...WELL ACTUALLY 2 OR 3. WOW! LONG TIME AGO. THANKS FOR THE WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE!

PATTY...ENJOY THE MOVIE AND RELAXING TIME :beach:

SHAD...IF I RUN INTO ANY BLUE SUEDE SHOES, I'LL PICK THEM UP FOR YOU AND SEND THEM OUT RIGHT AWAY :cb:

:cofdate: ONE LOAD OF LAUNDRY IN AND ANOTHER WAITING TO TAKE IT'S PLACE. CAME BACK TO POST AND EAT BREAKFAST. TRYING TO GET THIS DAY STARTED OFF RIGHT...KEEPING IT ON COURSE MIGHT BE ANOTHER PROBLEM ALL TOGETHER. :lol3:
HAVE A SUPER FRIDAY AND A WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVERYONE!! :moped:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b312/csavoy/thfriday1.jpg

happy2bme
11-07-2008, 09:22 AM
Good morning ladies,

I was up rather late last night doing some last minute analysis for a meeting today so I didn't get much sleep and I am feeling it. Thank goodness it's Friday.

Got to go get ready for an early morning meeting - at least it in the office just down the street from me so a much easier commute - at least in the morning.

With my gas discount card from the grocery store, I paid $1.57 a gallon for gas yesterday. :yay: Now tell me, if the gas company makes xxx BILLION dollars, record making profit for THREE months - why were we paying close to 5 dollars a gallon for gas. Don't give me that baloney about increased costs. Is it any wonder they made record breaking profits when gas was as expensive as anyone can ever remember?????

Shad - glad you liked the shoes ;)

Mel - hope you can keep that quiet day ON track throughout the day.

Oh and the fall colors seem to have burst on the scene suddenly last week. Our trees are just breathtaking - glowing golds and deep reds and rust colors and purples. My personal favorites are the orange / gold combos that look peach colored from afar as well as some green trees that have deep reds in them. Red on top, fading to deep green on the bottom. I'm in heaven. Those colors just leave me with a peaceful feeling... and yes, I do pay attention the road while I'm admiring them.

Off to get the day rolling. Have a good one ladies :wave: Sorry I couldn't do more personals at the moment.

ceejay52
11-07-2008, 11:22 AM
I've decided that I'm keeping this 4 day week end to myself and not go to the aunt and uncles this week end.

Red
Make yourself at home amongst the wordlies. I checked out your thread last night. I'm needing a challenge of some sort.

Happy
Aren't the tree's gorgeous this year. I've been leaving for work a few minutes early just to drive around and look at the tree's. I love fall.
I also had a Spiedel watch and the twist a flex watch band.

Mel
Sounds like your day is well planned. I'm doing laundry also. My 15 minutes of daily cleaning is taking the burden out of doing it all on the week ends. It's nice to relax because I've still not fully recuped form that long stretch of work.

Shad
You don't sound as stressed on this job as you have on some of the others.



I finalized plans last night to go to my sisters who lives in Dallas for Christmas. I'm leaving out of Memphis International this time as the air port in Jonesboro goes a different route. The tickets were reasonable also. I'm getting excited.

My trip to Springfied, Mo will be here before long. I need some sister time.

Hello to the others, Annie, Michelle, Carla, Ruth, Madcat and Nae. :wave:

annie175
11-07-2008, 12:33 PM
Good morning all you lovely ladies.......

Wahooooooo, second interview with Humana is scheduled for November 20th. Waiting on Community Hosp for their second interview. Still Stoked!!

Got up at 6:00 am, thank you Tony for the good morning call, however remember I don't really have to get up at 6 am right now. haha

Got all my house work done except running the vacuum. Going to do that next. Have one load of laundry to do and all will be complete. Baby Boy is coming home tonight for the weekend. I can hardly wait. GOOD NEWS....he started a new job today. Today is only orientation then his first day will be Monday. One family member employed, two to go. and I am sure DD and I will be working in no time. Baby boy and Tony will meet for the first time tonight. BB said he has to meet him and approve before we can continue to date. haha. He always has been the man of the house, now I guess he is going to exercise his authority. haha It is really cute tho, that he is looking out for his momma. I love my kids so dang much, they are my heartstrings.

Auntie Flo came in like a hurricane this morning. The dang b*tch. Headache and cramps in tow. Have taken ibuprofen for cramps and headache, with slight relief. I am 48 and think I am old enough to forego this part of womanhood. Sheesh.

Man am I babbling. We are having a cooling down period. It was 78 yesterday, today only 50, this weekend will be in the high 40s or low 50s. It really has been nice lately, I even took Bella for a walk about 9:00 pm one evening and it was still warm out. Jacket weather. Not tonight tho, 30s, 40s.

MEL...no need to apologize about support and being on here, you are awesome about it all the time. Take it easy girl....

Guess I have run on enough.

HELLO TO ALL>>>>

Love and HUGS

diyana
11-07-2008, 04:47 PM
Happy Friday ladies --

I'm so iglad t's Friday, though I'll be busy the entire weekend. Tonight, I'm meeting with the owner of the Pet Sitting company, and tomorrow and Sunday will be spent cleaning house and (when weather permits) cleaning gutters. It's going to be rainy/snowy off and on...hopefully more off than on. I went to the gym last night and did okay during the weights class (using lighter weights than I'm used to), then did a not too intense dance class, I did okay with that too, except for a couple minutes when I felt a bit lightheaded so I slowed down from then on. I'll be too darn busy to get to the gym this weekend, and I'll take it slow and easy next week when I'm at the gym.

Mel - Glad to hear you got your shopping done. That's a bummer that they made all these changes at the same time. The seniors sure are lucky to have you. Rest and Relax as much as you can.

Patty - You are so right. I'm taking it 1 day at a time, listening to my body and resting when it says to rest. I hope you get to relax a lot this weekend. Enjoy the movie!

Shad - I hope you get a chance to do something fun or at least relaxing this weekend!

Happy - That is truly a "unique" trinket box. Not my style, but I'm sure someone buys them. Yes, I do remember ID bracelets and Speidel watches. I remember the watches being advertised on some game show I watched as a kid. You bring your work home with you? Oh, girlfriend, you work TOO hard. I hope you don't bring work home too much. $1.57 for gas with the discount card! That's awesome! Here's it's around $2.30, which is a huge improvement from a few weeks ago. So nice that you can enjoy fall colors where you live. Our fall colors have long since fallen to the ground. I, too, love the trees that have varying stages of color from top to bottom.

Red - Hi! I've occasionally been on threads with you. Jolly and I used to be workout buddies when we lived closer to each other.

Ceejay - I hope your enjoy your long weekend to yourself! Relax and have fun. I hope that once I get my house clean that I'll be able to keep it up with just a few minutes a day. You and Rennie are inspirations to me. I'll bet your houses are so clean and tidy!

Annie - Congrats on getting the 2nd Humana interview! Hope you hear soon about the 2nd interview for Community. Enjoy your time with your son. What a coincidence, I've got an b*tchy Aunt Flo visiting now too. Our weather has been cooling down here too. This weekend temps in the upper 30s/low 40s and with the wind, it'll feel like the 20s. I'm sure Happy misses this weather, we should send some of these temps her way! :lol:

Well, ladies, I've got a few more things to get done before I can leave. I'll try and check in at least once this weekend.

Love and hugs,

Shad
11-07-2008, 08:51 PM
Morning all,
Got in this morning at 7.00am to work and guess what, my account on the network has expired. Well hallelujah. I've pinched one of the other blokes login (which I am not supposed to know but phooey.) Got to get the work done don't I? Will text the boss later in the morning. Better not get him out of bed and ensure his bad temper for the rest of the week.

Went to the wet mess with R last night. We did the odd ***** and moan, laughed over the blue suede shoes (I threatened him with some for Christmas) Sheez happy, those things are tiny for the price.
Had too much to drink and ended up in the food mess just before they closed. Dang it, it was seafood night as well.
Now I get to work with a headache and sinus problems and I can't get into the computer. Life is never easy.

Annie - goodonya! fingers are :crossed: for the next round of interviews. Oh you might like to take the fingers off the ceiling now and then too. All these upright boobies are a little much to take in my delicate state.

annie175
11-07-2008, 11:02 PM
Shad, you are a hoot!!!

annie175
11-07-2008, 11:06 PM
Michelle...I bought gas for 1.82 and thought that was a real bargain. Are leaves are still quite colorful. Mostly red in our little addition. Oranges surrounding us. It really is beautiful. Tonight starts the rain and colder temps here too. I went to McDonald's redbox tonight to get a dollar rental movie and wore my pea jacket and gloves. I am cold 95% of the time. My headache finally went away. Cramps and flooding still going on tho. Guess Flo doesn't want me to forget she is here. She is a rag...hahaha

annie175
11-07-2008, 11:06 PM
I mean "our" leaves not "are" leaves. Sheesh

Shad
11-07-2008, 11:23 PM
Should you not be in bed Ms Annie?

annie175
11-07-2008, 11:38 PM
It is only 10:23 pm here. I am bored. Tony had to cancel our date, his half- sister almost overdosed so he is at the hospital with her. He is very dissappointed in her and not very sympathic. She has been doing this for the past three years. I told him you cannot help someone till they decide to help themselves.

annie175
11-07-2008, 11:40 PM
Baby boy came home, I saw him a whole 30 minutes then my nephew (his cousin) came and picked him up and they went to a buddy's house. DD went to BFs house, so here I am back to me and the dog. Going out of my mind.

annie175
11-07-2008, 11:41 PM
Of course that would be a short drive to be out of my mind.

redballoon
11-08-2008, 06:56 AM
Hello again. Thanks for the welcomes and hellos, shad, Melody, happy, ceejay (come on in for a challenge!), diyana (I remember you!) I kind of doubt I can hang out here too often though. You are all SO prolific! It's all I can usually manage to keep up with the other thread. Still, on weekends I often have time and am lonely (like now) and would love to chat. Thanks again! To all! :wave:

**************
Shad, it'll be another day at the races for me tomorrow and we got one of your jocks here! Lance O'Sullivan, here for the Jockey Masters, a get-together of eight retired riders. One of them is 67 years old! It should be fun, two non-Japanese, the other Michael Roberts. O'Sullivan was on Horlicks, the filly who set the record in '89 for the Japan Cup. It only just recently fell. She and a famous Japanese horse, Oguri Cap, battled it out in the stretch. Check out the video. Great race!

http://www.jra.go.jp/arc/jm-07.html

...that said, I can't get the video to work here at home. Yesterday at the office I could...Maybe it doesn't like Macs. Lance is fine though.

Oguri is going to be at the track tomorrow too! 23 years old. They brought him down from Hokkaido. Can you believe that? Hope it's a fun day.

MELODY525
11-08-2008, 08:49 AM
Happy~ I Was Just Going To Type What A Burst Of Oranges And Reds And Golds Came Out Overnight. When I Went Downstairs...the Colors Were All Over The Place. Glad To Hear You Watch The Road As Well As The Scenery:bike:

CEEJAY~ HOLD ONTO THOSE 4 DAYS!! I AM DOING THE SAME. GOOD TO HEAR THAT THE TRIP IS PLANNED AND READY FOR SISTER TIME:hug:

ANNIE~ THANKS..YOU MADE ME FEEL GOOD :hug: HOPE THE BB :bb: LIKES TONY AND ALL GOES WELL. KEEPING YOU AND DD IN MY THOUGHTS FOR SOME THANKSGIVING MIRACLES. AND I AM VERY HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SON'S NEW JOB. HOW COOL IS THAT!! :dance: WHILE YOU WAIT...YOU CAN PLAY ANNIE DOES DUSTING WITH TONY :belly: HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER TOO :hug: AND PRAYERS FOR TONY'S SISTER :faint:

MICHELLE~ "and I'll take it slow and easy next week when I'm at the gym" <---I AM GOING TO REMIND YOU OF THIS POST WHEN YOU FAINT AT THE GYM NEXT WEEK :rollpin: YOU BETTER BEHAVE YOURSELF!! I'M GOING TO HAVE TO BORROW THE CATTLE PROD FROM LINDAT AGAIN. ZAP!!!!!!

SHAD...YOUR WORK TRIP IS SOUNDING MORE LIKE SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK'N'ROLL EVERY DAY. :lol3: :lol3: ARE YOU SURE YOU WON'T BE ARRESTED FOR ANY OF THAT AND ALSO PINCHING THE LOG IN CODE??? AT LEAST THIS TIME YOU HAVE SOME COMPANY TO LAUGH WITH AND AREN'T RUNNING AROUND IN SEARCH OF ORCHIDS!!!!!!!

RED....HAVE FUN AT THE RACES!! VIDEOS DON'T WORK ON MY PC HERE EITHER. I NEED SHAD TO COME AND FIND OUT WHY!! :rofl:

:rain: GOOD RAINY MORNING CHICKS OF THE WORLD. JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH MY FRIEND IN THE OFFICE. WE TRIED TO MAKE A TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF SORTS FOR THE COMING WEEK IN HOPES SHE CAN STICK WITH IT. GAVE HER SOME ADVICE AS TO "WHO DOES WHAT" THE BEST. IT'S THE ONLY WAY SHE WILL MAKE IT. TOO MANY PROJECTS GOING ON INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE BUILDING AND ALL OF THEM STEM FROM THIS OFFICE.
WILLY BOY IS TAKING ME TO A NEARBY MALL ON MONDAY. THIS WAY I CAN FINISH MY XMAS SHOPPING AND GET SOME STUFF STOCKED FOR THE WINTER FROM CVS (PHARMACY). GOTTA HAVE A GOOD SUPPLY OF THOSE STOOL SOFTENERS AND DULCOLAX!! :hohoho: ROFLMAO
I AM GOING TO GET A JUMP START ON THE DAY. YESTERDAY GOT A LITTLE BIT AWAY FROM ME.
HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY :moped:

PS TO CARLA...HOPE THE NYC TIME IS GOING WELL!!

:wave: TO NAE AND MADCAT AND OUR WORLDLY CHICKLETTES :wave:

annie175
11-08-2008, 01:56 PM
Happy Saturday...

DD, DS (BB) and I are going to my parent's house in a few. My mom is so excited to see DS as he has not been home in about 8 weeks. She is so cute, she already called me this morning at 9:30 am to see when we were coming over. I told her it would be early afternoon. Very sadly she said, "oh". Like I could get either of my kids outta bed at 9:30 am on a Saturday.

Hella Bella was so glad to she her "brudder" (DS), when he got home last night. She bellied crawled to him then jump up till he picked her up. She then wouldn't leave him alone. He would put her down and she jumped up and wanted held. I think she missed him. He held her upright like a little kids with her arms on his shoulders and she tucked her head into his neck, it was so darn sweet.

May go to the movies this afternoon with a GF to see "Changling" with Angelena Jolie,<----not a fan of hers or Brads since he ditched Jen. I just don't like anyone much that messes around on their spouse, however I do want to see that movie.

Well looks like the kiddos are ready to go.

Have a great day.

Much love and hugs,

ceejay52
11-08-2008, 07:45 PM
Annie
Dogs do have a way of showing their affection. Bella must have really missed your ds.

Red
I usually stay on line just reading the post when I get bored. Did 3fc have a chat room at one time? Maybe we could suggest one.

Mel
Getting your Christmas shopping done early is a great idea.

I've been busy today doing the last of the yard work. I am hoping that the next frost will get the rest of the lawn. I mowed off the crow's feet as momma used to call it. This also got rid of a bunch of leaves that I'd ususally have to rake. I accidently ran over the cord to the lawn mower. For those that don't remember I have an electric lawn mower. I'll get a new cord next spring. It got chilly enough by 3 p.m. that I had to come inside for a sweater.

My aunt called me around 10.30 a.m. this morning to see what my plans were. I told this week end I would be staying put. She then told me that another of my uncles is having a hernia repair on Monday, and that the uncles get together would be on Saturday.

I'm in a notion to rearrange the living room but I hate taking the tv and vcr apart.

Shad
11-08-2008, 10:20 PM
Morning all,
Lovely day here again today. No wind this morning and the sea was calm and peaceful looking. Again I am at work on a Sunday but that's okay not much else to do up here.

Annie - I hope the sister is okay. Gotta feel sorry for Tony tho'. It's like sitting on a time bomb not knowing when the next disaster is going to fall. Have a nice time at the Mum's place. The dog obviously loves the DS. I know my Shad loved me, but when the DS2 was around it was like Christmas had arrived in the doggy world. He just couldn't get enough.

Red - here you jump in when you feel like it, stay quiet when you don't. We try not to get upset if someone doesn't post, however we do like to know that the person is okay. Since you've already told us that you don't have much time, and if we can see you on other threads, we won't panic if you are not here all the time. You just drop in whenever you feel like it. Java Turtle and Ruthxxx both do the same.
Crikey I haven't heard the name Lance O'Sullivan for ages. There is a blast from the past. I was in the same class as one of his family members for a year or so, some thousand light years ago.
I love it when they parade the old horses. I think the horses do too. They get a bit of a spring in their step when they trot out onto the course.

Mel - no sex, no drugs, and the only music we get here in the tin shed is #$%^& techno. I have recced out a pair of ear muffs to save my sanity. Rock and roll would be preferable. No orchids up here - only palm trees waving in the breeze.

Oooh Ceejay - that could have been dangerous for you. Better watch that one in the future.

Okay - better go off and see what else I can do to annoy the natives. For those of you who are not completely conversant with computers - go have a look at this glossary of computer terms. I'm positive you will be able to relate to some of them.

http://humour.200ok.com.au/computer_glossary.html

Cya

redballoon
11-09-2008, 07:30 AM
Shad -- Just in from the races. Yup, saw Lance. I don't know him though. I heard he's not truly retired but does a bit of riding in Hong Kong still. Don't know if that's true or not. He looked totally in shape though. Some pretty blond was with him, whom I assumed was his wife, but I have no idea. The other guys were a blast. Some had gained considerable weight. Still, the highest would have still been a good ways lighter than me! :^: Oguri Cap, the old stallion was looking fine. I was raelly surprised to see him. I expected a slow-moving sway-backed old fellow but no way, he was spry, trotting around, back looked fine. He had his ...er...manlihood out in full view, guess he was looking for the mare and wondering when the heck they were going to bring her out, all these people obviously here for the covering. He must have been quite disappointed. He was even rearing up when they tried to put a blanket on him. Didn't want any of that nonsense. The crowd was amazing. He was in the preparade ring and the fans were packed around in and up in the stands, truly like a big group I day.
All in all it was a fun day, though I did NOT drink anything, as I am off booze through the end of the....year...did I say "year." :?:

ceejay -- Yeah, 3fc used to have a chat room, but I never used it. I just meant posting and hoping that someone responds very soon. I used to use Yahoo chat rooms, but, boy, can you ever eat up time doing that!

Melody -- Sorry about the videos. Don't know what the problem was. They worked fine in the office. Oh well.

MELODY525
11-09-2008, 09:06 AM
ANNIE...I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT JOLIE. THAT WHOLE MESS TURNED JEN AND I RIGHT OFF BRAD...WE USED TO CALL HIM OUR PITTY.....BUT NO MORE. :cry: HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING THE VISIT.

CEEJAY...I HAVE A VCR SITTING ON THE SIDE THAT NEEDS HOOKING UP...SO WHEN YOU DO YOUR LIVINGROOM JUST HOP ON OVER HERE AND INSTALL IT IF YOU DON'T MIND :rofl: :rofl: SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LAWNMOWER. I GET TANGLED UP IN VACUUM CORDS AND THEY ACTUALLY GET CUT.....KEEPS THE MAINT. MEN HERE BUSY!!

SHAD~YOU HAVE NO IDEA LITTLE SISTER HOW MUCH I WOULD LOVE TO BE THERE UNDER THE PALM TREES BLOWING IN THE BREEZE...I'D EVEN KEEP THE VINO CHILLED FOR YOU!! :beach: TOO BAD ABOUT THE MUSIC. NO MUSIC IS BETTER THAN THE WRONG TYPE!! NOT EVEN GOD WORKS ON SUNDAY!! :tantrum: DON'T THEY KNOW IT'S A DAY OF REST??? I WILL GO AND LOOK AT YOUR LINK LATER. CYA

RED...THE PROBLEM IS ON MY END WITH VIDEOS. SINCE THE "CRASH" I CAN'T WATCH THEM. GUESS I FOGOT A STEP WHEN I REINSTALLED EVERYTHING. SO NO PROB. I LAUGHED AT YOUR POST TO CEEJAY...WHEN I WAS FIRST ON THE PC I FOUND A CHAT ROOM FILLED WITH WOMEN OVER 50....NEXT THING I KNEW IT WAS 4AM! :faint:

:sunny: LOVING THE SUNSHINE THIS MORNING. WE HAVEN'T SEEN A LOT OF IT FOR A WEEK. I SPENT THE NIGHT WITH MR. MYLANTA. PUT THE DVD ON FOR THE SENIORS AND LEFT. I WAS JUST TOO SICK STILL TO STAY THERE. ONE OF THE WOMEN TOLD ME TO TRY HER MYLANTA. I THINK IT'S WORKING. DON'T WANT TO GET DEHYDRATED SO I'M DRINKING A LOT. THIS ALL STARTED WITH A ROTISSERIE CHICKEN. GUESS I JUST CANNOT EAT THEM NO MATTER WHICH STORE I GET THEM FROM. IT WENT DOWN THE GARBAGE CHUTE YESTERDAY :rofl:
GOING TO GET SOME OATMEAL AND HOPE IT STAYS INSIDE. GEE.....MAYBE I WILL HAVE A LOSS THIS WEEK :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

HAPPY SUNDAY/ MONDAY :moped:

Roseblush
11-09-2008, 11:34 AM
Good Morning everyone, Well, I have a long trip home today. I am just going to have to go slow over the mountain passes. It is slippery up on the roads. Things went alright here in BOise. So trying to witness your kids no matter what age facing difficulties, even when the choices have been of their own making and bad decisions. The day is behind us now and he just has to live with the rulings of the courts and face the challenge. He seems more than willing and in a good attitude to face his challenge.
The only shopping I got done was my tv digital converter and new antenna for the big change. The boys helped me with that purchase. Friday was a beautiful weather day so Jesse and I took a big walk through the campus and around Zoo Boise. Along the boise river. This is such a nice city. Big football game on saturday and that is just amazing how many people get into it. I also got to go to a Steelhead hockey game so that was fun.
TOby and I will be heading out sometime this morning. Hope everyone has a good day and makes their goals.
Peace,
Nae

happy2bme
11-09-2008, 12:10 PM
Happy Sunday,

Hope everyone is doing ok. It's rather chilly here, don't want to go outside. I've become a weather weenie since we moved down here.

Went and got my hair done yesterday. It's an auburn redish. Nothing flashy, just gives me some color. Does present a dilema tho. I can't go in the pool at the gym unless I want this quickly faded out or heaven forbid, turning a shade of green. So I will have to rethink the gym routine. Might be getting too chilly to go swimming anyway. Perhaps a good workout and a pop in the hot tub afterwards to soothe the aches.

Not much else going on. Sorry not to do personals but I'm not in a chatty mood at the moment. Have a good one and I'm going to go tackle a clutter pile.

1day@atime
11-09-2008, 05:06 PM
Hello ladies,

Just a quick hello, spent weekend retiling parts of bathtube. A few tiles just fell off the other night, my sister's boyfriend came over friday night to show me what needed to be done. (No mold and want to keep it that way) He ended up doing it, but I helped and ran errans. This project was very small yet cost me around $ 80 in supplies. I was glad he did it otherwise it probably would of cost me lots more.

Ceejay - We need to meet for coffee or lunch, or something. I live in Rowlett, which is 20 miles east of dallas. How long are you in town?

be back later..

MELODY525
11-09-2008, 07:23 PM
NAE...SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS TO THE BOYS. HOPE EVERYTHING WORKS OUT. WE'RE GETTING THE SENIORS READY FOR THE FEBRUARY CHANGE AS WELL....THEY ALL SENT AWAY FOR THEIR DISCOUT COUPONS.

HAPPY...HOPE THE DAY WAS A GOOD ONE AND YOU FELT MORE CHATTY WITH THE NEW HAIR COLOR AND DO.

PATTY...NICE WORK SAVING BUCKS!! TILE MEN GET A LOT OF MONEY!!! GOOD FOR YOU.

I AM PASSING THRU. STILL FEELING SICK BUT NOT AS MUCH AS YESTERDAY. NOT SURE IF IT'S WISE TO GO TO THE MALL TOMORROW. MY FRIEND HAS OFFERED TO PICK UP WHAT I NEED WHEN THEY HAVE THE POST THANKSGIVING SALE. SHE LOVES TO SHOP!! :dance: ESPECIALLY WITH OTHER PEOPLE'S CREDIT CARDS!! :rofl:
I TOOK THE SHOWER AND I AM OFF TO BED. GOING TO WATCH TV IN THE PRONE POSITION.
SO IN CASE I GO, HAVE A GREAT MONDAY! :moped:

ceejay52
11-09-2008, 07:59 PM
Patty
I'm actually going to be in Carrollton, Tx. I've heard of Rowlett. I'm not sure of what the circumstances will be because her children will be there also. I'll keep you informed. It would be nice to meet another chick. I've met PainterWoman.

Nae
Do be careful driving today. Glad you have Toby with you. for some company.

Mel
There are certain foods that I'm having to give up also due to the digestive system. I'm finding that age does take it's toll. I'd' be happy to hook up your vcr. That reminds me I was suppose to hook up my uncle's vcr. Maybe there son did.

I've gotten quite a bit of things done on my to do list, but I need another 4 day week end. I've got some things ready to take to the thrift store on Friday. I'm not a yard sale person. I'll call my neighbor first to see if there is anything that she might like to have.

I've talked myself out of rearranging the living room. I'm trying get my recliner out of the entry way. That'll be for another day.


Happy
I've been inside for most of the day also. I got chilled yesterday and haven't gotten warm yet. Have you thought about a swimming cap?

Shad
I usually like working on Sunday's because there are no bosses and very seldom the phone rings. Every once in a while a power outage to deal with but overall a pretty easy day.

annie175
11-09-2008, 09:06 PM
Good Sunday Evening.

Everything peaceful tonight. All company is gone. Had BD dinner for DD. Had about 10 people here. All are gone and it is QUIET now. Bella is resting nicely on the beach towell on the couch. She acts as if she did all the work today. Got up at 6 am, baked two apple pies...I hate peeling apples. Makes my fingers hurt. Made enough fried chicken for an army. Sent leftovers home with 5 people.

DS left about 7 pm to go back to his Dad's house. Of course, once he pulled out of the driveway, DD and I bawled like a couple of babies. Do you ever get over kids not living with you. I just love him so much and miss him like the dickens. My Tony came over and met some more of my people. Hope he comes back. haha. We are all a bunch of smart *sses. He seemed to enjoy everyone tho.

Gonna finish folding the clothes in the dryer and go plop my bod on the bed. I am exhausted from this day of cooking. Fried chicken, mashed potatos, corn, salad, and homemade apple pie.

Have sweet dreams.

Love and hugs,

Annie

Shad
11-10-2008, 02:22 AM
Phew, that was a training session to remember or forget depending on your state of mind.

Annie - sounds like you had a wonderful time with the family. Lucky you having them close enough to actually get around the table. I have my brothers here, but unless I organise them into everything at least three months prior, they are never going to turn up on the same day at the same time. Tony is probably wondering how he survived without a family like yours. :rofl: :lol3:

Ceejay, why is it that every time we re arrange the furniture, something ends up in the road. Is it that there is only one way we can arrange furniture in one room??

Patty - Nice to think of some of the chicks getting together. Glad you've embraced the realms of home renovation. It's always fun.

Mel - feel better soon.

Happy - if you are not chatty, I hope it is because you just don't feel like it and not that you don't feel well.

Nae - hope the boys have come through their problems and have learned from
them.

Red - some of those old horses look so good for their age. Amazing and beautiful animals. Some are such stars and they know it too. They survey their subjects like the Kings and Queens that they are.

Last night we finished early and went to see if we could find some sights to photograph. So I have a few more photos which I will upload to Webshots shortly and you can be where I am. The sea here is an amazing colour.

Better go. I have to track down the boss to get my timesheet signed.

happy2bme
11-10-2008, 10:08 AM
Good morning all,

Cheech. This site (as well as my internet connection) is awfully slow. I can't get pages to move and sometimes get page not found. My internet is getting slower each week too. I should sue them for false advertising for (not so) high speed internet! :lol:

Shad, I have a lovely picture of a turquoise blue here just from your comment about the sea. Can't wait to see the new pictures. All we get to look at is dead leaves and if you look closely, you can see the mold spots - no wonder we are all sneezing! Sorry you had the class to remember (not) - I suppose some go that way, especially when you are trying to cram in a lot of new concepts. Hope the next one is better.

Annie - sounds like you have a nice weekend with the family. You can all be wizenheimers, but as long as you all get along - that's what matters. Hope your phone rings off the hook this week :crossed:

Ceejay - I've used a swim cap before but even then, some water seems to leak in and my hair gets wet - perhaps I have an odd shaped head :lol: but thanks for the suggestion. I know what you mean about the furniture rearranging - always seems to be one piece in the way...

Mel - hope you are feeling better today :hug: that would be great if your friend could shop for you! Especially if she picks out good stuff at bargain prices! I used to like to shop, liking it less now. Particularly not fond of holiday shopping - it's getting more stressful. Take it easy and get yourself feeling fiesty again.

Patty, you are probably right on the tile job. People would charge more just because it's a small job and they figure it's not worth their time. At least you got it sealed up which is what's important. My mom has a plastic like tile in her kitchen. A few pieces have fallen off along the years but considering it's plastic AND the house is over 60 years old, I'm kind of amazed that it's held up this long. And the house was put up fast and slipshod with low quality materials so it's not like it's the good stuff to have held up so long. :^:

Rose - hope you had a safe journey home - wishing you the best for your boys. Sometimes it's hard to just watch and let them learn for themselves.

Hey Red, nice to see you again. :wave: Good luck giving up the sauce, depending on the company you keep, it might be hard - I know it was a big social outlet for us when I was working in the financial industry.

Did you have a nice weekend Michelle?

Finding your groove Stella... um I mean Ruth :lol:

Time for this chick to get rolling. Have a good one.

Howdies to Carla, Madcat and I know I'm forgetting someone :wave:

diyana
11-10-2008, 11:40 AM
Good morning ladies -

I had a very nice and productive weekend. Friday night, I had a meeting with the pet sitting company's owner and the Business Manager to discuss ways to increase the business and profitability. I appreciate that they see the potential in me to help market the company and expand its service area. I am joining the owner, business manager and marketing director at a Networking Event on Thursday, mostly to learn how we present the company...since I will be doing most of the in-person marketing in the north suburbs of Milwaukee. I'm really enjoying my involvement with this company. I'll also start working on their website within the next week or so, which I'm very excited about. On Saturday and Sunday, I did a lot of cleaning, and got most of it done. The remainder I can do during the week after work, and then do the floors on Saturday or Sunday.

So it's back to work today...and lots to do. I've signed up for lots of training over the next few weeks, so I've got to work extra hard and fast to get things done and still have time to attend training.

Annie - $1.82 for gas is a real bargain! I wish it were that cheap here. So sorry to hear of Tony's sister. I hope she is out of the hospital and gets some help soon. :angel: for her and for Tony as this is rough for the family to go through as well. Sounds like everyone was glad to see your BB. How nice that you all went to your parents' house. Sounds like a great BD dinner for your DD. How nice that Tony got to meet your family. I'm sure he'll come back, silly!

Red - Glad you had a great day at the races! I just love seeing horses....such gorgeous, majestic creatures!

Mel - I hope you're feeling better than you did yesterday.

Ceejay - Good for you for doing the last of the yard work. Glad you didn't get hurt mowing the electrical cord. DH got about half of the gutters cleaned out before he had to come in because his fingers were blue (even wearing two pair of gloves!). We'll bring down the rest of the leaves this week and then he'll mulch the leaves with the mower on the weekend before putting the mower away for the winter. Best wishes for your uncle's hernia repair.

Shad - I would love to be so close to the sea. Even when I lived in California, we were still nearly an hour's drive from the ocean. I hope your training sessions and work week are better. I'm looking forward to seeing the new photos.

Nae - I hope you had a safe trip home. Glad to hear your DS has a good attitude about his challenge ahead. Sending :goodvibes: to you and your boys.

Happy - I'll bet your hair looks great! Rethinking your gym routine is a good idea...not just because of the hair color, but to shake your muscles up a bit. Always good to keep your muscles guessing and to try different things.

Patty - How nice of your sister's BF to take care of the tiling work.

Well, this chick better fly! I've got lots to get done today!

Here's to a great day and wonderful week for all of us!

Love and hugs,

MELODY525
11-10-2008, 03:15 PM
http://img.timeinc.net/realsimple/i/p/Sept07/0907_food_chicken_3.jpg




Gingery Poached Chicken Breasts with Green Beans and Potatoes


1 3-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
2 bunches scallions, trimmed
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce, plus 1 1/2 teaspoons
1/2 cup rice vinegar
4 cloves garlic
1 pound small new potatoes
4 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken-breast halves
1 pound green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Thinly slice 2 inches of the ginger and add it to a large pot with 6 cups water, 1 bunch of the scallions, 1/2 cup of the soy sauce, 1/4 cup of the vinegar, the garlic, and potatoes. Simmer until the potatoes are cooked, about 8 minutes. Remove the potatoes and cut them into quarters. Add the chicken to the pot. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes; drain. Thinly slice the remaining scallions and finely chop the remaining ginger. Place them in a bowl with the remaining soy sauce and vinegar. Whisk in the honey, sesame oil, cayenne, and olive oil. Add the green beans and potatoes and toss. Divide among individual plates and serve with the chicken.


Yield: Makes 4 servings

NUTRITION PER SERVING
CALORIES 460(33% from fat); FAT 17g ; CHOLESTEROL 99mg; CARBOHYDRATE 31g; SODIUM 205mg; PROTEIN 43g; FIBER 6g; SUGAR 8g

MELODY525
11-10-2008, 03:36 PM
CEEJAY~ SPEAKING OF PAINTER WOMAN...HAVE YOU HEARD FROM HER AT ALL? ALSO...WHY IS THE RECLINER IN THE ENTRY WAY? FOR A FAST GET-A-WAY???:rofl: :rofl:
GOOD OF YOU TO ASK THE NEIGHBOR IF SHE WANTS ANYTHING. WE HAVE A BENCH IN THE GARBAGE ROOM THAT WE FILL UP AND RECYCLE OUR STUFF TO EACH OTHER.

ANNIE~ GOOD TO HEAR YOU HAD A GOOD TIME. NOTHING LIKE A FAMILY/FRIENDS GET TOGETHER. I AM GLAD THERE WERE SOME SMILES BEFORE THE TEARS. I STILL CRY WHEN JEN GOES AWAY....AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY. SHOULD HAVE SEEN ME THE FIRST NIGHT SHE MOVED OUT OF THE APARTMENT...DID I EVER TELL YOU THIS?? AND SHE ONLY MOVED NEXT-DOOR!! :lol3: :lol3:

HAPPY~I'VE BEEN HAVING PROBS TOO WITH DIAL-UP BUT THOUGHT IT WAS JUST THE PHONE ISSUE. SO GLAD TO HEAR YOUR ARE HAVING TROUBLE TOO...I'M IN GOOD COMPANY :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: HOW'S THE HIP??

SHAD~ I WOULD LOVE TO BE ANYWHERE BUT HERE RIGHT NOW. GETTING A WEE TASTE OF THE COLDER DAYS TO COME AND IT'S NOT EVEN IN THE 40'S YET :faint: :faint:

MICHELLE~ NOW AREN'T YOU THE LITTLE ENERGIZER BUNNY!! SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE BACK IN THE SWING OF THINGS. I AM GLAD YOU'RE SO HAPPY WITH THIS COMPANY AND WHEN YOU GET THE SITE ALL DECORATED...LET US ALL HAVE A PEEK??? I AM FOR WHATEVER MAKES US SMILE, FEEL GOOD ABOUT OURSELVES AND MAKES EXTRA CASH! :rofl: ENJOY IT AND GOOD LUCK!

:hug: THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE GOOD THOUGHTS. GUESS THEY WORKED CAUSE I AM FEELING MUCH BETTER BUT I DID NOT GO SHOPPING. IT WAS TOO CHANCEY...IS THAT A WORD? ANYWAY....WILLY TOLD ME IF I HAD AN "ACCIDENT" HE WAS LEAVING ME AT THE MALL AND I COULD DRIVE MYSELF HOME. WE LAUGHED OUR HEADS OFF AT THE THOUGHT OF ME TRYING TO GET HOME WITH STINKY PANTS :rofl: TMI???? WENT AND TOOK A MID-MORNING NAP AND ALL IS WELL. JEN REMINDED ME THAT I USED THE EYEDROPS AND MEDS TO GET THRU THE ELECTION. I HAD FORGOTTEN AND HAD A LOT OF DAIRY. NO WONDER I GOT SICK. DAIRY AND ANTIBIOTICS. A DANGEROUS COMBO :lol3: :lol3: I STARTED TO TAKE ACIDOPHOLUS TO SET THINGS RIGHT. SEEMS TO BE WORKING FINE. :D
:hun: TOMORROW IS FAMILY DINNER. VETERAN'S DAY. THE KIDS ARE BRINGING THE FOOD. NO COOKING!
HAVE A GREAT AFTERNOON :sunny:

diyana
11-10-2008, 05:56 PM
Mel -- I hope you didn't have any stinky pants today. Probably a good idea that you stayed home. Be careful mixing meds and dairy. I hope you feel better soon.

Hey ladies, I could use a :hug: My DH got layed off today. The company he works for let nearly 3/4 of its workforce go today. He went straight home, updated his resume and I forwarded it to a recruiter at Kohls (where I work). There's an IS position that he'd be perfect for. Hopefully he'll get an interview soon and the job also! He gets two weeks severance, but I'm hopeful/confident that he'll find something before the two weeks is up. I'm trying to keep his hopes/positive thoughts and confidence up too.

Love and hugs,

ceejay52
11-10-2008, 05:59 PM
Mel
No I haven't heard from PW. I'll try to contact her. I just noticed the smilie riding the turkey. How cute. My sister who is a Nurse highly recommends acidopholus.

I've been a busy girl today playing catch up with the 6 days worth of paper.
work. One of my bosses just eliminated some more piddly stuff toward the paper work. It sure is making my life a lot easier. I'm going to leave a note for both bosses that there is some maintenance that needs to be done. We have a so called maintenance person and I'm stuck with most of the jobs.

So far today I'm 100% on plan. We'll see how the rest of the day goes.

Shad
11-10-2008, 11:13 PM
I was going to say Good morning, however:
1. Michelle's news wasn't good
2. It is no longer morning.

Michelle - I was so sorry to hear about the DH and the job woes. It's incredible. Mel's Ritchie, Annie and her DD, now you. The news just gets worse. My DS is down to a 43 hour week rather than the 60 hour week as well, but at least he has a job.
:grouphug: :hug: :hug: :grouphug: :hug: :hug: :grouphug: :hug: :hug:
Hope he gets lucky and finds something real soon :crossed:

Annie - when are the second round of interviews starting? :hug: to you too and a big :crossed: as well

Happy - will send tropical sea photos as soon as I get them on this computer. And some beaut poinciana trees in bloom as well. Guess you could all do with some sunlight reflecting off water over there. In the meantime here is a sunset pic to get the salivating going.
Good to hear that the hair looks good.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/168.jpg

Mel - Thanks for the recipe. I don't know when I will be doing much cooking again. This place is like a good family restaurant. Whatever you want is just fine, there is always at least 5 different main courses to choose from

Okay - better get going. I'm trying to sort out a sort of mini manual on how to computer (for dummies). It's working - I can't think of a thing to say.

happy2bme
11-11-2008, 09:23 AM
Good morning to all,

Guess I'm the first one in here today. It's cool and gray and rain is on the way. I'd rather be in bed sleeping. :^:

Shad, I can't believe that picture is something real you get to look at each day. It looks like something out of a television show or painting. I'd be in hog heaven so to say if I had to look at that each day - fooey on the job or training for that matter. Give me gentle breezes and the sound of the surf. :cloud9: I do try and remember tho for every lovely picture like that you post, there are 5 other contracts where you are living in a mining camp or playing guess the mystery meat in your supper that night :lol: Ha ha on the computer for dummies joke :rofl:

Here's to another notch in the belt for being on plan Ceejay :hat: (that's water I'm holding) :lol:

Michelle - I am soooo sorry to hear about DH. :hug: I hope something comes through very quickly for him. 3/4 of the people laid off? Wow - sounds like more than just a bad economy. Weird how they would send him to Mexico and then do the cut backs. It's hard to be hands on I.T. in this day and age. Sending good thoughts his way... DH was telling me yesterday that he heard on the news that Memphis has not experienced the cut backs that have been running hot in other cities. (She knocks on wood furiously) but I was thinking the same thing. We've had at least 3 rounds of cutbacks but have been quiet so far - hope it stays that way. The pet sitting opportunity sounds very interesting - hope it works out for some nice contract work for you. You will have to show us your work if you get it.

Mel, I didn't realize that antibiotics were not a good match with dairy products. About the only dairy I take while on them is yogurt to replenish some of the good bacteria. Good thing you have Jen there to help remind you of things that we sometimes forget to think about. :D Hip is doing ok, thanks for asking. My desk chair at work was bothering me, I think the angle was pressing on something it shouldn't have and they gave me a different chair yesterday which is not perfect, but better. I noticed that I did not get a manager's chair - they have the really ergonomic ones - guess I have to yell louder and ohh and oofduh more or just resign myself to being lowest on the pecking order - be glad we don't make you sit on a rock wench. :lol: Anyway Mel, take 'er easy - I was worried you'd have a big bump in the road as election time is so hard on you. You must have learned to pace yourself better this time around :hug:

I guess oil hit a new low price - let's see what that does to gasoline and heating oil. My bet is that the cost to us doesn't fall proportionately anywhere near the drop for the manufacturers.

Annie - hope your phone rings with good news soon - til then, keep your spirits up.

I'm going to try and get out of the house a bit earlier (and it takes longer to fix my hair now) so I'd better get going. Happy Tuesday. Stay warm and dry (which will be hard out here today).

diyana
11-11-2008, 09:59 AM
Good morning ladies -

Thanks for your support! Yesterday, right after DH got home, he updated his resume, sent it to me to apply for a job at Kohls, posted it on all the job boards, and applied for about 15 or 20 jobs. He'll look on the boards again today. I'm staying optimistic and confident and trying to convince him to do the same. I'm prefering to think of this as an opportunity. My DH is going to get a great new job!

Shad - That's a lovely photo. It would be so nice to get to see that every day....but I know they've got you working so hard (and on weekends) that it's no vacation.

Happy - I think it's mostly the bad economy...the company supplies seats for Harleys, riding lawn mowers, etc. And with the economy what it is, sales of these things have dropped dramatically....so no need for seats. I'm glad for you (and knocking on wood) that things in Memphis are doing good. I should be able to start the pet sitting website this weekend (hopefully). They have lots they want me to do, and I'm eager to do it. :)

Annie - Keeping my fingers :crossed: for great news for you!

Mel - I hope you're feeling better today.

A big :wave: to everyone!

Love and hugs

ceejay52
11-11-2008, 02:10 PM
Popping into say hello

:hug: to Michelle and her dh. Hope he finds something soon.

Annie
How are things going your way?

Happy
I'm finding that the weather bother's my joints. Hope the chair does better.

Shad
Love the phot and can't wait to see more.

Mel
How are you feeling today?

Hello to the rest:wave:

1day@atime
11-11-2008, 02:48 PM
Hello ladies,
(just posted and poof it's gone).

Ceejay - Carrollton is only 25 minutes from me, So that won't be a problem. I know during the holidays there are so many people to see and not enough time. I too will be going to Austin, not sure when but after the holidays.

Mitchellez - I'm so glad your looking at this as a opportunity. I will keep you guys in my prayers too. The dogsitting jobs sounds like it's coming along. Come down here and you can dogsit my Blackie while I go to Austin. :)

Shad - sounds like you have your work cut out for the day.

Melody - I'm with you on the recycling. I put things in a pile, then I call mom and sisters, nephew. If it's really good stuff then I even call a few friends that have young kids who are just getting their apartments etc. My stuff if usually somewhat new and in good shape. From there it's off to goodwill.

Happy - I heard they were going to cutback on the production of oil, so prices could go back up. (go figure)

Hello to everyone else. Hope you all are having a great day.

annie175
11-11-2008, 04:17 PM
Helloooooooooooooooooooooooooo Ladies..................

Second interview w/Humana is Nov 20th. Waiting on Community Hosp to call for second round....

Michelle....here are some major hugs, keep your spirits up, and positive attitude for you and hubby. That is the key, no matter how things are, keep your chin up!!

Shad...can't wait to see photos. I love pictures.

Happy...yeah, my entire family are a bunch of smartie pants. I have no choice but to be a lunatic, being the youngest of 4 kids and the only girl born on my dad's birthday. Not spoiled, just ornerier than a snake.

Ceejay...sorry you are overworked and underpaid, however praise the Lord you have a job. It is a tough world out there.

MEL...OMG stinky pants...here is a funny for you. When my DD and I used to car pool, we were at a stoplight and she said, "did you toot?". I said, "nope, I just sh*t my pants". and that was on the way to work. Thank God I kept fresh undies and baby wipes in my desk for emergencies. hahahahahhaha

DS started a new job this week. AMEN....one down two of us to go job wise. He is driving a forklift in a factory. Not the greatest but it pays and has insurance. I worry about the insurance thing.

DD birthday dinner was fabulous. Ended up with 10 people here and a good time. We watched the Colts game and they actually won. Miracles do happen. I am waiting on my miracle and angel to drop in.

Tony is coming over tonight. I am fixing meatloaf, b.potatos and greenbeans. I figure he has taken me out a billion times so I guess I can feed him a meal....that should be good for another billion dinners out. haha

Could one of you drop by and play ball with this obnoxious(sp) dog of mine. Ms. Bella thinks the reason I am home all day is to play ball 31.<---that is 24/7. She insists on sitting on my lap while I am at the computer, which is ok till she starts to lick the keyboard. She is not very good at typing.

Gotta get on the dinner thing. Hello to all I missed.

Love and hugs,

ceejay52
11-11-2008, 07:01 PM
Annie
Your dog is glad to have you at home. I understand about the jobs. I've been at mine for tooooooo long of a time. Yummy, meatloaf, my favorite meal.

Patty
My vacation to texas has been cut short a couple of days. I'm really disappointed. Will not go into any details but my boss is an a$$ at times. Is Rowlett close to Plano or is it the opposite direction? I know I've seen that name.

Shad
11-11-2008, 07:19 PM
Morning all,
Quick dash in as I am busy with computing for dummies and need to have it finished asap. There are plenty here who could use it.

Also including another photo. This is a sunset one I took at about the same time as the waving palms in sunset above. This shows the colours in the rocks when the sun is really shining on them from a low trajectory.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/163.jpg

Other colours we can get are dark reds, bright reds, even purple. Just like autumn leaves but practically every day of the year.

Michelle - best of luck to DH with the jobs. :hug;

Annie - same goes for you too :hug:

Pattie - don't you just hate it when the post just goes :genie: and you've poured your soul not to mention your time into a good post.

Happy - yep Dampier is not a bad place at all. I don't like Karratha, but I'm happy enough at Dampier. Get to go home for a week tomorrow. Life is good.

Mel - Antibiotics & Dairy - well who'd a thunk that. Hope the side effects or should that be the base line effects subside soon. I always take acidophilus yoghurt with dairy. Ummmmmmmm................

Ceejay - another picture up there for you. Well done on a day on plan.

Gotta go. Back to the joys of Start > Programs and wysiwyg. See you.

1day@atime
11-11-2008, 11:22 PM
Hello Ladies,

Ceejay - If you were in the middle of downtown dallas, Carrollton is North of it, and Rowlett is East. From Carrollton, you travel by Plano, Richardson, Garland, the Rowlett. (that's taking the George Bush Freeway) So to answer your question, Yes, Plano is between.
Oh, too bad about having to cut short your trip. Holidays are stressful enough, I don't want to add anymore to it. If it works out, great, if not another time. IF we do, I can go over to that side of town, so don't worry about having to get someone to drive you.

Shad - what beautiful scenery you have there.

As for me, went to a workout class this evening. And man, it's hard to get back in the swing of things. Now i need to work on my eating...

MELODY525
11-12-2008, 09:19 AM
MICHELLE...I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DH :hug: GLAD YOU ARE BOTH OPTIMISTIC AND THAT HE MADE MOVES ALREADY. WILL KEEP OUR FINGERS AND TOES CROSSED FOR HIM. WILL SEND GOOD THOUGHTS FOR A SPEEDY RE-HIRE.:hug:

CEEJAY..I LAUGHED ABOUT THE MAINTENANCE. WE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS!!! SEE HOW THEY FORGET AND THINK WE ARE THE FIXERS?! LOL GLAD TO HEAR THERE WILL BE LESS PAPERWORK. I SEE GOVT AGENCIES ARE TRYING TO DO THAT AS WELL.

PATTY...I HATE MISSING POSTS :tantrum: THE MUST BE GAZZILIONS OF THEM FLOATING OUT IN CYBER SPACE. THAT IS GREAT RECYCLING BY THE WAY!! EXERCISE AND HEALTHY FOOD. GO PATTY GO!! :cheer:

ANNIE...:rofl: :rofl: I THINK THAT WILLY WOULD HAVE PUT ME OUT OF THE BUS AT THE NEXT LIGHT :rofl: :rofl:
SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS. HANG IN THERE.

SHAD...THAT IS SOMETHING LIKE A PICTURE I SAW WHEN GOOGLING DAMPIER. I THOUGHT I READ SOMETHING ABOUT THEM MINING THE ROCK. I MUST CHECK LATER ON. CAN'T HAVE THE YOGURT JUST YET. MAYBE IN A DAY OR TWO:faint: GOOD TO HEAR YOU ARE GOING HOME FOR A WEEK. :cheer:

:cofdate: FOR SOMEONE WHO LIVES WITH POST-IT NOTES ALL OVER THE PLACE, I FORGOT THE DOORS WERE GETTING INSTALLED THIS WEEK. MY FRIEND CALLED EARLY TO ASK SOME QUESTIONS AND I WAS LIKE "THIS WEEK??!?!?!?!" :yikes: WHERE IS NOVEMBER GOING TO??
CHANGE OF PLANS FOR THE HOLIDAY YESTERDAY. I JUST WANTED REST AND THE TV. IT WORKED. I EVEN DID A LOAD OF WASH IN BETWEEN ALARMS. WITH THE WINDOWS CLOSED...HERE GO THE SMOKE ALARMS AGAIN.
LOTS OF LITTLE FIRE STARTERS :flame: I WOKE WITH A WHOPPER OF A HEADACHE. SINUS AND LACK OF CAFFEINE. YES THOSE ELECTION WEEKS CAN LINGER ON AND ON :rofl: :rofl: I BETTER GET MOVING BEFORE THE MAINTENANCE MAN AND THE EXTERMINATOR FIND ME BACK IN BED AGAIN.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY:moped:

annie175
11-12-2008, 10:03 AM
Morning Ladies...

MEL...you crack me up....I think I need a fire started under my buns this morning. I didn't even wake up til 7:30 this morning. I am sure to have bed sores. Whew...

Shad..what a gorgeous picture of the sunset and rocks. Kinda, sorta reminds me of when I was in Arizona. Such beautiful land.

Michelle...more good thoughts and prayers coming your way. Hang in there, stop by for coffee....

Ceejay...Ms. Bella is now sitting in my lazyboy chair WITH the afghan blanket over her head. I guess there is too much light and noise for her satisfaction. She is really starting to think she rules this house....or maybe she does???

Patty...goodluck with exercise and eating...one thing at a time.

Not much going on today, job searching, going to the library, and getting gas...whew who ladies...gas is $1.71 today. Unemployment kicked in this week YES YES YES.....350.00 a week, far cry from paycheck, however I will take it and it MIGHT keep me out of the soup line. haha It is colder than I prefer today, only high of like 40. No sun, and supposed to rain here shortly. I have all my "little" no cost projects done around here now, so it is really boring. Anyone need any help around the house, I am a great cleaner, organizer, and full of bull for entertainment.

Hello to all I may have missed...

Love and Hugs

diyana
11-12-2008, 11:08 AM
A friend of mine sent me this joke....

Dear Tide:

I am writing to say what an excellent product you have! I've used it all of my married life, as my Mom always told me it was the best. Now that I am in my fifties I find it even better! In fact, about a month ago, I spilled some red wine on my new white blouse. My inconsiderate and uncaring husband started to belittle me about how clumsy I was, and generally started becoming a pain in the neck. One thing led to another and somehow I ended up with his blood on my new white blouse! I grabbed my bottle of Tide with bleach alternative, to my surprise and satisfaction, all of the stains came out! In fact, the stains came out so well the detectives who came by yesterday told me that the DNA tests on my blouse were negative and then my attorney called and said that I was no longer considered a suspect in the disappearance of my husband.
What a relief! Going through menopause is bad enough without being a murder suspect! I thank you, once again, for having a great product.
Well, gotta go, have to write to the Hefty bag people.

diyana
11-12-2008, 12:11 PM
Good morning ladies -

I had a quiet evening at home last night. I was too tired to go to the gym or to do any cleaning, so I just did a couple loads of laundry and called it a night. Tonight, I will get some cleaning done while dinner is cooking. Annie, I'm taking the lead from you and making meatloaf, potatoes and green beans - it sounded so good when I read your post. DH has already had a couple phone calls about possible opportunities....so we're keeping our fingers :crossed:

Ceejay - I hope work is going well. Sorry that your Christmas vacation has been cut short. That's a bummer. But at least you'll be able to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with your loved ones, which is what is important. :high: for staying on plan!

Patty - I so wish I could get down to Texas to dogsit Blackie. He sounds like such a love. Would it be too far out of your way to bring him up here? :bravo: on going to the gym. YGG!

Annie - Thanks for inspiring tonight's dinner menu. I haven't had meatloaf in ages. Glad to hear DS has a good job with benefits! Benefits are so important. Here's an :angel: for you. Miracles are just around the corner. And since gas is so cheap, why don't you come on over and help me clean my house! DMIL arrives in less than a week, and I've got more cleaning to do. :yikes:

Shad - The sunset on the rocks photo is gorgeous! The orange tinge is what they sometimes call (especially in mountain areas) Alpen Glow - so beautiful. I hope you have a nice trip home and a relaxing time while you are at home.

Mel - I hope your headache has gone away and that you have a good day.

Happy - I hope your day is going well. Are you done with all your doctor appointments for the week?

Well, I gotta lots to get done today. Thanks again to all you wonderful chicks for all your hugs and support.

A big "hi" to anyone and everyone I missed.

Love and hugs,

ceejay52
11-12-2008, 07:23 PM
I've been training another co-worker. The boss wants every one to know how to operate the plant for a just in case scenerio.

Not much else is going on on this dreary rainy day.

MELODY525
11-13-2008, 09:02 AM
:tantrum: WHERE IS HAPPY AND RUTH? :tantrum:
IS ANYONE ELSE MISSING? THIS THREAD LOOKS RATHER EMPTY.:cry:

ANNIE~ TOO BAD WE LIVE SO FAR APART. I COULD USE A GOOD CLEANING SERVICE AND I AM WELL STOCKED UP ON TOILET PAPER TOO! :rofl: WAITING TO HEAR SOME GOOD NEWS FROM YOU THIS MONTH. CONGRATS ON THE CHECK AND GETTING ALL THOSE JOBS DONE!

MICHELLE~ I SAW THAT JOKE BEFORE AND THOUGHT TO MYSELF THAT I WAS GLAD I GOT A DIVORCE BEFORE THAT JOKE GAVE ME ANY MORE IDEAS!!! GOOD LUCK WITH DH'S CALLS AND SAVE ME SOME MEATLOAF....DOES THAT COME WITH LITTLE ROASTED POTATOES?????:hun:

CEEJAY...HOPE THE TRAINING GOES WELL. IT'S GOOD INSURANCE THAT THINGS WILL BE DONE RIGHT. THE NOFFICE KEEPS SAYING THEY WILL MDO THIS BUT NIT NEVER HAPPENS :faint:

:cofdate: GOOD MORNING AND I AM ON THE RUN. DAY ONE OF THE DOORS. BUT I AM READY AND ORGANIZED. I ALSO WOKE WITH A GREAT IDEA AND HOPE IT FLOATS IN THE OFFICE. IT WOULD SAVE TIME AND ALSO GET STUFF DONE ONE DAY EARLIER ...FOR THE OFFICE THAT IS. HOPE EVERYONE AGREES.
HAVE A GREAT DAY AND STAY WELL :moped:

diyana
11-13-2008, 09:14 AM
Good morning ladies --

I got a pneumonia shot the other day since people with asthma and other "high-risk" conditions are supposed to get them every 5 or so years and it's been 7 since I got one - probably why I got pneumonia. :dizzy: Anyway, I've been really tired since I had the shot...my DH thinks it's because I just got over pneumonia and my body is saying, oh no, not again! I've got no symptoms other than being tired, and I'm sure I'll feel better in another day or so. I'm going to a marketing/networking event tonight with the owner and marketing director of the pet sitting company. And tomorrow night, I'm getting together with a few of my former co-workers. Saturday, the entire day will be spent cleaning, and then Sunday, we're going to a football watching party at one of the managers houses - the marquis game is the Packers vs the Bears (one of the oldest rivalries in football). Happy, I'm sure we will be rooting for opposing sides on that game.

Speaking of Happy - where the h*** are you girlfriend? Have you been under the weather? Feeling blue? Or just too darn busy to post?

Ceejay - That's good that your boss is having you train your co-workers. Maybe now you'll get to take an occasional day off. :crossed:

Mel - I ended up not making the meatloaf last night. I'll probably be making it on Saturday....so come on over for dinner! Good for you for thinking of new ideas/suggestions to make the office run better.

Well, I'd better get back to it.

Big :wave: and :hug: to everyone!

Love,

happy2bme
11-13-2008, 09:58 AM
Hi ladies,

I'm sorry - did not realize I was not posting. I could have sworn that I did - oh well, I'm ok in the little world of my head :dizzy:

Yesterday I went to the dentist for part 1 of the root canal. Even tho I didn't want to, I needed to. The night before I was eating won ton soup (warm, soft and mushy) and my tooth was really hurting. Don't know why I'm so adverse to the dentist lately, they are very good about making sure you are comfortable and pain free. Anyway that went well - they drilled and cleaned out the tooth and put medicine in it and it seems calmer today. I had to run back and forth for meetings and it was rainy and yucky out. The streets are more slippery with all those wet leaves too. Supposed to be foggy out there today but it doesn't look like it from the window. Probably lurking around the corner...

We're having a fund raiser for the homeowners association tonight. I hope it goes well. And that's about it for me. 4 days to the concert - I'm getting REALLY excited. Watched them (The Eagles) on the Country Music Association awards last night. Funny how everyone is starting to get old but me ;) :rofl:

Michelle - you turn north when you cheer your team and I'll face south so we won't have to conflict each other :lol: You rest up for a day or two. I think it's very powerful stuff in those shots - even for the flu - and you are still getting over being ravaged so if you are tired, listen to your body even tho it sounds like you are very busy.

Mel - I hope your good idea flies and that people have the good sense to listen to a seasoned veteran. With all the experience you have, by now they ought to defer to you by nature. I think people get stuck in a rut and maybe they are too content to deal with things as they are instead of trying to improve them. Guess you have to go give 'em a good nudge. :lol:

I have to get rolling, take care for now, I might not get back until tomorrow. :hug: to those I didn't get to individually.

diyana
11-13-2008, 10:44 AM
Hi Happy -- I'm glad your tooth is feeling better so you can enjoy the Eagles concert! Have a great time at the fun-draiser tonight! Thanks for the advice about resting. I will do my best. I hope you have a great day!

ceejay52
11-13-2008, 03:52 PM
Started a simple challenge today with the 21 day challenge group. It is back to the basics for me.

I've canceled my plane ticket this morning and emailed my sister about me not coming to Texas this year. I think this incident is an omen. Whenever, I plan to go out of town for Christmas, there is a blizzard.

Mel
How are things going in the office? Did they take your advice?

Happy
Thank you for the gentle reminder that I need to make a dentist appointment.

Michelle
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the dh will land a new job soon.
Our bodies tell us when they are tired.

It's back to making phone calls. I'm canceling some web sights that I'm paying for. It wouldn't be bad to keep them except I never used them.

Hello to Annie, Shad, Carla, Ruth and whomever I might have missed.

I weighed this morning at 191.4 pounds. I did forget to take the fluid med yesterday.

Shad
11-13-2008, 05:59 PM
Morning all,
Travelling day yesterday. I could have posted but got busy with the DS2 and a couple of his friends and catching up on the State gossip - such is life in WA that one never hears about the news from any other State unless it is particularly bad.

Ceejay - what a shame that you have cancelled your flight for Christmas. It would have been so great to visit with the family. Still I guess you have your reasons.

Happy - sorry about the tooth and you are probably tired of paying out at the dentist which explains the lack of enthusiasm for going there. It always seems that at the worst possible time, the dental fees add up. You sound a bit down g/f. Mind you it is a trend. Life is not easy right now. Still you have the concerts to look forward to soon.

Michelle - hope you start to feel better about the shot soon. You sound very busy right now. Hope some of the contacts come up with work for your DH.

Mel - hope the idea for the office meets with some good :goodvibes: Some people just hate change but love to whinge at the inconvenience of how it is at the moment.

I day a reasonable trip home yesterday. Got in just after 3 in the afternoon and had a long chat with the DS2. He has been trying to organise the DB2 who went on another bender while on holiday in NZ and had to ring to ask for money. DB2 wanted to come home early - we don't want him back while we are still angry at him. My sister is not pleased with him either and funnily enough he doesn't understand why!!!!! Addicts!
Now I can't get hold of my sister probably because she has left herself connected to the internet instead of the phone.

So the itinerary today is huge. Finish the tiling in the kitchen. Weed the rose garden and remulch. Poison some weeds on the patio (if it doesn't rain) pick the last of the tomatoes on the plant and rip out the veg patch. It is done. Too late to plant more this year. Summer is too hot for vege plots over here. Depending on work, I will get it moving again around March next year. Shopping - no food in the house. Did I actually expect anything else? At least the house is clean and relatively tidy. I have the DS2's new car today since he has taken mine to work. He has to pick up 3 people in a car pool and his ute will only take two. So I have the big guns to play with. I need to plan out my next project - which is the loo. I need to finish clearing out my wardrobe, and I have to finish off the taxes, clear the spare room and make some decisions on that and the other bedroom as a future project. There is also some filing still to do and bills to pay - do they ever stop?? So it might be a good idea to get cracking.
Who asked about Ruth???? She's fine but very busy right now. She has a lot on her plate with clearing up H's estate, doing therapy work with Disney (who is feeling the cold) and various happenings around Delta to prepare for Christmas and winter. As well she has a large forum to moderate which seems to keep her hopping. No doubt she will be back when life eases up once in a while.

Meantime I hope Carla is enjoying New York, NY and walking off all the deli delicacies available and getting plenty of culture and shopping in.

Be seein ya

MELODY525
11-13-2008, 08:00 PM
:cb: YAY HAPPY IS BACK :carrot:
I WAS ABOUT TO SEND OUT THE TEXAS RANGERS IN SEARCH OF YOU. TOO MANY CHICKS ARE GOING MISSING NOW!! HOPPE THE TOOTH GOES VERY QUICKLY AND WITH LITTLE PAIN. :hug: AT LEAST YOU WILL HAVE THE CONCERT FOR CONSOLATION!! HOPE DS FEELS BETTER TOO WITH THE COOLER WEATHER.

MICHA~ I WILL WAIT FOR SATURDAY. JUST AS WELL CAUSE I AM TOO BUSY TO ENJOY IT! :hun: HAVE A GREAT TIME OUT AND DON'T OVER DO IT. YES THE SHOT CAN HAVE THAT EFFECT ESPECIALLY SINCE YOU ARE JUT GETTING STRONGER AGAIN SO BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF YOUNG LADY:rollpin:

SHAD...I WAS ASKING ABOUT RUTH. GOOD TO HEAR SHE IS GETTING IT ALL TOGETHER AND JUST BUSY. WE CAN'T HAVE ALL THESE CHICKS JUST WANDERING OFF THE RESERVATION WITHOUT WEEKEND PASSES NOW CAN WE??? :rofl: :rofl:
TRYING TO KEEP TABS ON CARLA LEST SHE WANDER OFF TO FAR AND END UP ON LONG ISLAND!!!! :crazy:
I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE DB AGAIN. SUCH A SAD THING FOR THE FAMILY. BEEN THERE DONE THAT TOO. GUESS WE ALL HAVE SOMEONE LIKE THAT IN OUR FAMILY. WHEN MY BROTHER WAS ALIVE I KEPT TELLING MYSELF HE NEEDED MORE LOVE THAN THE AVERAGE BEAR. BUT THEY CAN SUCK YOU DRY AT THE SAME TIME :cry: SO I SEND YOU A MELLIE MEL SPECIAL HUG :hug: FOR YOU AND THE FAMILY. ENJOY THE TIME HOME THOUGH!!! AND HAVE SOME GOOD REST'N'READ TIME :beach:

CEEJAY...I AM SORRY TO ALSO HEAR ABOUT YOUR TRIP CANCELLATION. WON'T YOU MISS THE SISTER TIME TOGETHER?? HOPE IT IS FOR THE BEST. :hug:

:cloud9: MY SUGGESTION WAS TO MAKE THE COMM. ROOM READY FOR SAT'S PARTY TODAY WHILE WE HAD 3 MEN ON BOARD AND ALSO WHILE THEY WERE STILL FREE. TOMORROW IS ALL JAMMED UP AND IT WOULD BE TEMPERS FLYING INCLUDING MINE AND I USUALLY YELL LOUDER THAN THE OTHERS :insert big mouth here: :rofl: TOOK CARE OF SOME OTHER ISSUES BY WRITING THEM DOWN ON A LIST AND HANDING COPIES TO BOTH BOSSES. NO ONE HAS AN EXCUSE NOW. TOMORROW 2 JOBS ARE RUNNING CONSECUTIVILY AFTER I FOOD SHOP SO ALL SHOULD GO WELL. THE 1ST SET OF DOORS ARE IN AND EVERYTHING IS OK. THE MEN JUST HAD ME TEST THEM AND IT MET WITH THEIR APPROVAL. THEY JUST LEFT. I AM GLAD TO GET OUT OF CLOTHES AND INTO JAMMIES. I WON'T BE BACK TOMORROW I DON'T THINK. PROBABLY SATURDAY. THE ACCOUNTANTS ARE COMING OVER THE WEEKEND FOR 2 DAYS. THEY ALL FORGOT THE MEETING WAS NEXT THURSDAY...HELLLLLOOOOO THANKSGIVING!!!!!
GOOD THING I ASKED WHEN THE MEETING WAS CHANGED TO BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAY :faint:
THAT IS ALL TO REPORT FOR A DAY IN THE LIFE OF SUPER MEL :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY/SATURDAY MY FRIENDS AND STAY WELL AND HAPPY :moped:

1day@atime
11-13-2008, 10:13 PM
Hello Ladies,

Went to the gym tonight and worked out with my trainer friend. Man, i'm sore. My goal is to work out 3times a week. I'm going to the grocery store and going to focus on my food really hard next week. The holidays are coming up and I do like my sweets. My goal is to NOT gain any weight.

Ceejay- So sorry to hear you cancelled your trip.

Shad - I"m sure it's nice to sleep in your own bed. Family drama, what can you do... it's family. Hope it gets better.

Mitchellez - Hope you get to feeling better. Take things slow, your body is still in recovery mode.

Happy - Ouch, made me cringe talking about the dentist.

Hello to all.

diyana
11-14-2008, 08:57 AM
Good morning ladies -

TGIF! I am SOOOO glad it's finally Friday! I enjoyed the going to the Networking event with the owner and marketing director of the pet sitting company. I talked with a lot nice people who have interesting businesses. And I realized I should have some business cards for my website design business. Oh well, next time. Tonight, I'm getting together for dinner with some former co-workers. Tomorrow, cleaning. Sunday - Football party and cleaning. And back at it Monday. I'm a little tired....but I'll make it through. I've got to admit, I prefer being busy to spending my weekends sick with pneumonia and sleeping. I just wish that being busy burned as many calories as exercising! :lol: DH has an in-person interview today, and hopefully he'll get a good job offer soon. :crossed:

Ceejay - I'm so sorry to hear you had to cancel your Christmas plans. Good for you for starting a simple challenge with the 21 day challenge group.

Annie - You have the Humana interview next week, right? Has the 2nd interview for Community been scheduled? :crossed: for you too, girlfriend.

Shad - So glad to hear you made it home safely. Sorry to hear about your DB2. That is rough on the family. :hug: Sounds like you had a busy day yesterday; how nice that your DS left the house clean and tidy.

Mel - No need to get the :rollpin: out, I will be gentle with myself.

Patty - :bravo: for going to the gym and working out with your trainer! :woohoo:

Happy - I hope you have a really good Friday. And the Eagles are this weekend, right? How exciting!! I'd be on :cloud9: if I were you!

Thanks to all you chicks for the good advice. I will take things slow.

Gotta get to work.

Love and hugs,

happy2bme
11-14-2008, 09:35 AM
Good morning ladies,

Friday at last :dance:

Last night's little fundraiser was nice. Not sure we raised much but every dollar helps. Yes, I am getting very excited about the concert this weekend :yay: Still don't know what I will wear. It's supposed to be quite cold actually. We're going early to get parking as we were not able to buy a secured spot online. Don't want to drag a heavyish coat with me but I freeze easy and we will be outside for a fair amount of time. I will fret about it later... :lol:

Michelle - :crossed: for the DH - hope he gets a great offer! Excellent ponder as to why busy doesn't burn calories - goes in the general "life is so no fair sometimes" - well maybe unbalanced is a better word. Maybe you should get web design cards made up - you never know what a networking opportunity will bring and like I told someone last night - never pass up a chance to talk to someone!

Saw a great T-shirt last night - "Forgive - don't let someone else live in your head". I thought that was great. Some things I can easily forgive, some not.

Patty - sounds like you got a great workout in. Tough enough starting up but I'm sure it was extra oomph with the trainer! Gotta make you feel good tho. :D Good point about the sweets and the holidays. Halloween seemed to kick it off for many of us - a good reminder about how far and fast you can fall.

Carry on Super Mel! :rofl: Glad you did your work with your brains and then let someone else carry out the physical stuff. Rope them doggies woman - that's what you do best! :lol: Don't get wrapped up in the fracas and enjoy your party. We await your return and details.

Ceejay - bummer on changing your trip plans. :( I know how much seeing my family means to me. I think it's wise to look through the expenses and see which ones you can make little cuts to. Especially as you say that you don't use them. Can either be a motivation to use them again or cut the costs.

Shad - sorry to hear about the DB going off again. It's a pain what it does to the family. The addict suffers the least I think. Be stern but supportive when you need to. :hug: Seems like you are running at 90 miles per hour or would that be 200kpm in metric? :lol: But when you only get home occasionally, guess that's how it has to be. Don't wear yourself out too thin and enjoy your week home.

Just looked out the window and it's foggy out there. I guess I'd better get a move on as it may take a bit more time for the commute. Supposed to be quite warm today (unseasonable) and then tomorrow it shoots down cold near freezing. These wild swings are what gets everyone sick.

Hellos to the rest of the chicks :wave:

Carla - hope you are enjoying NY!

ceejay52
11-14-2008, 12:46 PM
Had a bad night last night. In the loo most of the night. I've been to the doctor this morning and told me I had a divertivulitis episode. This one was rough.

I'll be going to the aunt and uncles today. Our uncles are eating again tomorrow at noon. Not sure I'm well enough for it but I'll try.

More later, I'm going to go lie down.

Ruthxxx
11-14-2008, 02:48 PM
I think I need to retire again! Seems like I never get a chance to post in here although I do peek in almost every day. For some reason, I started back journaling again so feel free to snoop there.

The light is now getting bigger at the end of the tunnel of post-Harry paperwork! All that's going to be left is to do the final tax return and that is definitely waiting until 2009. My financial guy can do it for this tax year - if he's still around! It's pretty gloom and doom out there in the world of high finance.

Been very busy with that stuff and getting the place lashed down for winter. It's pretty cold in the back room in the evenings so Disney and I have been enjoying a fire in the woodstove while we watch TV and I sew. I am trying to convince myself to like winter but not much luck so far!

The latest piece of news is that I am getting a puppy tomorrow. He's a Bolanka and is 4½ months old. I adore these little dogs because the adults look like Portuguese Water Dog puppies. This little guy is called Razzmataz with Taz for short. I am definitely changing his name to Jazz as "Tazzy" is Aussie slang for ...um....female private parts. I'm hoping that he and Disney will become close friends. If this doesn't work out, he can go back to the breeder.

Just finished baking a Bacardi Rum cake and need to deliver it to the next town for a silent auction tonight. It's a fund raiser for Victoria's Quilts but I've begged off from attending. I am starting to refuse to do night driving! We've been having loads of fog and the deer are on the move so it's pretty dangerous out there on the back roads.

One of these days I'll get caught up enough to do personals. In the meantime, many hugs to all!

diyana
11-14-2008, 04:16 PM
Good afternoon ladies -

I'm so ready for the weekend. Just a couple more hours before I can leave. I kind of wish I wasn't going out with friends tonight. But I missed the last get together...and want to see everyone. At least I should be home by no later than 9 pm.

Happy - Maybe you can dress in layers and use a lighter coat. Have a wonderful time at the concert! Is that Saturday or Sunday?

Ceejay - I hope you feel better soon. I've never had diverticulitis...but I've heard it's no fun at all. Hang in there and do what the doc says.

Ruth - Sounds like things are getting better for you. I am also trying to like winter and the cold, damp days and nights. When you figure out how to like it, please share your secret! How wonderful to be getting a puppy! That's always fun and brings joy to your life! I've never heard of a Bolanka, but he sure is a cutie! Do let us know how he and Disney get along.

Between all the busy-ness of this weekend, I don't know if I'll check in...but I hope you all have a fun and/or relaxing weekend (depending on what you need and want). Happy, enjoy the Eagles concert - I know you will.

Love and big hugs,

MELODY525
11-14-2008, 07:55 PM
EVERYONE HAS FINALL GONE AND THE OFFICES ARE ALL LOCKED UP. MUCH TOO WEARY TO DO PERSONALS. THE MEETING NEXT WEEK IS CANCELLED SO ARE THE ACCT FOR THE WEEKEND. :cheer: I AM ONE HAPPY WOMAN AND NEED A REST UP. I DON'T GO TO THESE PARTIES...JUST SET THEM UP. SO I SHOULD HAVE A RESTFUL WEEKEND. JEN AND I HAD TIME FOR AN ANTIPASTO LUNCHEON WITH THE OFFICE. IT WAS NICE TO HAVE SOME QUIET TIME. I EVEN GOT THE FOOD SHOPPING DONE AND GROCERIES PUT AWAY. NOW FOR SOME REST.
SENDING HUGS TO ALL OF YOU OUT THERE. HOPE CEEJAY FEELS BETTER. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE.

MELODY525
11-15-2008, 09:08 AM
WELL THE SENIOR ACCT MIGHT NOT BE COMING BUT I JUST GOT A CALL FROM THE JUNIOR ACCT AND HE IS ON HIS WAY :faint: HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

carla49
11-15-2008, 12:40 PM
Hello from New York City! I know, I've been here almost two weeks. What can I say... It's been a terrific visit so far. While my friend was here we touristed (new verb) far and wide, visiting some of the smaller museums and even going to the opera! And, of course, walking walking walking :running:. The little apartment is in a very nice part of town, close to a subway stop and the crosstown bus, and also close to just about everything one could need or want. The flat is a bit dingy and extremely dark, with a mattres that could moonlight as a bouncy castle... But I have internet, cable, and built-in exercise walking up and down the three flights of stairs. So despite the delis on every corner, I may well have lost a pound or two! Next week I'll be venturing over to the wilds of New Jersey. Mel, you've been forewarned :devil:

Michelle, so sorry to hear about your DH's job going under! It sounds like he's on the road to something else already. :crossed:

Annie, your Tony sounds like a keeper. Good for you! And I'm thinking good thoughts for your upcoming job interviews. All the uncertainty can't be easy. :hug:

Happy, enjoy that concert! Just think, if you had decided to hop up to NY during my visit, you might never have gotten those tickets! :eek: All's well that ends well, right?

Ruth, your puppy looks adorable. It will keep both you and Disney pretty busy, which is a good thing since you seem to have nothing else to do. :rofl:

Shad, too bad about DB2 going off the rails, and bravo for getting home for a "rest" and a visit with Sunday and the boys. At least this contract doesn't seem to be the huge headache :headache: the last one was, so you won't mind so much going back.

Ceejay, whyever did you cancel your trip to Dallas? Enjoy your time with your uncles if you decide to eat with them this weekend.

Yikes - my laptop battery's almost dead, so I'd better go charge it up. Take care all, and :wave: to those I've missed.

And by the way, where the heck is Rennie??? When last heard from, she had pneumonia, and I'm rather worried about her. Does anyone know what's what??

happy2bme
11-15-2008, 02:34 PM
Good morning chicks,

Yesterday was warm and rainy and last night the winds kicked up and we got another draft from Canada (thanks kids). It's C-O-L-D out there. Windy too. Goodbye colored trees, leaves are at least 6 inches deep out there. I'm going to have to go upstairs and find a coat to wear. I have several that I can barely button and since we don't need them much down here, I refuse to buy a bigger coat. Actually with me being mostly in the car I hardly even wear one, even in the winter down here (ok you northerners, don't be tossing tomatoes at me - :lol: ) I have always hated wearing a bulky coat driving and often just freeze for a few minutes while the car warms up and toss my coat into the back seat in case I get stranded. :lol: I slept in today and I guess it was that kind of day because so did DH who normally is up early every day. The cat was curled up next to him and Mr. Feral is loving his "new" blanket we put in his bed. It's a bit more cushy than the other one and he just looks like a happy kitten all curled up in there. Most mornings we wake up and he's snoozing away. Yesterday afternoon DH opened the door to go to the dentist and startled Mr. Feral who I guess came by for a very unusual middle of the day nap. I've checked on him several times this morning and it's apparent that all he wants to do is stay warm and cuddled up and sleep but it's rather noisy out there with the wind, falling and blowing leaves and those darn gumballs falling out of the trees and klunking everywhere like golfballs. So he dozes but keeps getting woken up.

I want to make a banana bread this morning but because he's sleeping right outside the door, I can't get into the refrigerator in the garage to get the buttermilk. But that also reminds me I wanted to put a loaf of bread on to bake. I have all I stuff I need here. :T Will smell so heavenly on a cold, chilly day. And I think I'll make a pot of vegetable soup to go with it.

Hello to Carla in NY :wave: Glad to hear that you are having a good time. I was thinking the same thing about missing the concert but I think I was actually planning on coming out there next weekend. Sounds like a dark, tiny apartment would give me the heebie jeebies :yikes: even if it is in a great location, convienient to everything. :lol: I was talking to one of the ladies in my diabetes classes last week. She is from NYC and we were both bemoaning the fact that we miss living in a "walk about" town. I suppose if I lived downtown in the city here, I might walk more but with the crime here, I doubt it. But when I was working in downtown Chicago, I walked a mile and a half each way from the train station to the office and then at lunch would go walking around each day to shop or pick up lunch or go out for a smoke. Here we just get in the car and go everywhere. Stef was saying the same thing about missing walking around. So enjoy the city Carla and your visit with Mel. Give her a gentle hug from me!

Ruth - the new puppy is a cutie, hope it bonds well with Disney. Keep your cold weather to yourself up there :lol: you Canadians are a much heartier lot ! I love the sound of the name Bolanka - I'd call her something like Ivanka Bolanka :rofl: I also like Razamatazz too and would not shorten it. Of course this comes from a person who named her first cat Kitty. :^:

Mel - I'm kind of glad everyone cancelled. Sounds like you were needing a quiet weekend and maybe the universe conspired to give you one :D Go have some peacefulness and make something yummy this weekend.

Michelle - the concert is Sunday night. I have take Monday off too because we won't be getting home until very late. Double bonus :dance: I know what you mean about sometimes just wanting to hang around the house instead of going out but I hope that you had a good time with your friends. Usually once you get there you forget about being tired and then at the end of the evening, you're glad you went. Have a good weekend!

Ceejay - hope you feel better. I know when my Mom would have those attacks, it would just wipe her out. Rest up and don't travel if you aren't feeling up to it.

Patty - did you stretch out those leg kinks?

Shad no doubt is busy banging, sanding, sweeping, painting or hanging something :lol:


Well if I'm going to get that bread and soup on, I might as well get moving. Have a good Saturday!

Shad
11-15-2008, 04:57 PM
Actually I am not!!!! busy banging, sanding, sweeping, painting or hanging something I mean.
I did some gardening yesterday and then felt all sleepy so went for a siesta only to find that the entire world either rang me, texted me, emailed me or knocked on the bloody door, so I whinged and *****ed about that and watched some tv and read a book instead.

Last night I went round to DS2's he/she friends place and watched an Andre Rieu concert that he had booked on pay tv. It was good and I did enjoy it. We had a few laughs, talked about nail polish for a while - he knows more about it than me - and I came home to find DS2 stretched out on the couch watching tv through the back of his eyelids. Definitely a mixed up world.

When I finish here, I'm off to the garden again. I need to go and get some fertiliser and water crystals before I mulch it with sugar cane mulch and then I can get on with something else. It will be too hot to work outside shortly.

Ruth - I have heard some weird Aussie sayings but never Tazzie. And certainly not the area you to which you so gentilly referrred. No idea what it might mean unless it is short for Tasmanians - who are commonly supposed to be inbred and have two heads. Never noticed it myself, but there you go. Some of my friends are Taswegian. They are quite nice people.

Mel - you sure do get a lot of accountants there. Is someone cooking the books? DB2 is in for some tough love when he gets back. I do hope it is not tomorrow night. He needs to tough it out over there. My sister tells me he is very quiet, very depressed, doesn't want to do anything, not thinking straight. We have transferred the money. It is there, not much left after the overdraft and fees were paid off. I doubt that this has taught him much though, never has previously.

Michelle - hope you enjoyed the friends. Often the places we don't want to be are the most fun times of all.

Ceejay - hang in there. Are you due for holidays or something. Sounds like you need one.

Happy - enjoy that concert. There should be enough people out there to give off a fair amount of heat. Sorry to hear that Ruth and the others are pushing their cold air down to you. Not too neighbourly of them is it?

And with that I might need to get on with the garden. The sun is shining and it will get hot very soon even it it is only 7.00am out here. I'll be back.

annie175
11-15-2008, 06:27 PM
Happy Saturday Girlies....

Just a quick post as I am getting ready to go to a surprise 40th BD party for a GF. DD got a gift certificate for Von Maur from boyfriend, so we went to Circle City Mall downtown. Bad mistake, 9 million high school kids there for some band competition. Yikes!! These teenagers these days are RUDE!! and look strange.

Hope all that are feeling icky are feeling better by now.

Humana interview is the 20th. Community has not set it up yet. SLOW..I know patience....learned the HR business end from you wonderful worldlies.

Have a marvelous evening.

Love and Hugs

Ruthxxx
11-15-2008, 06:59 PM
Whew! Glad Shad straightened me out on the Aussie slang. Actually my sister who is the MIL of our family's token Aussie clued me in but she actually had it wrong. Interesting meaning - now I need to rush off and look up a map of Tasmania!

MEL, I can't imagine anything worse than spending a Saturday with accountants!

Yes, Annie, HS kids are definitely rude! Must be the raging hormones. An interview on the 20th isn't that far off - I'll start sending good vibes tonight.

Hey! Quit blaming us Canuks for the cold weather. It's November for heavens sake!

:wave: to all I've missed. I really DO read everything.

Day 1 with the pup went very well although my Pinesol and mop got a bit of a workout. I guess when you live in a kennel for the 4½ months of your life, a house is a big change. The name is now officially Jazz and my damned camera is still not working. :shrug: He's extremely cuddly and worships Disney who is being a tad aloof although she does wag her tail at him. We'll see how tonight goes - he's used to sleeping with his brother in a crate and it'll feel pretty empty, I imagine.

Time for the 6 PM news where they'll tell me how much more money just drained away from my retirement fund! The Doggage may need to get a paper route.

ceejay52
11-15-2008, 08:00 PM
After I went back and read some of the post, I saw that I was vague about
why I canceled my trip to Texas. This was the bosses doing not mine. I told my sister that he has the heart of steel. I was very upset and disappointed.

I really had a good time today with the uncles. My aunts were in a good mood and talkative. I laughed till I couldn't laugh any more.

When I came home today the yard and driveway were covered in pine needles. Guess I just thought I was through with yard work. At least it not 6inches worth.

Ruth
The puppy sounds adorable.

Carla
Glad you are having a good time in NY.

Happy
I'm not ready for this Candian blast of cold air either. Brrr

Mel
Enjoy the quiet while you can.

Annie, Shad, Michelle, Madcat and Patty Hello :wave:

PainterWoman
11-15-2008, 10:14 PM
PainterWoman
Some of us worldly chicks are wondering where you are. Come back and chat with us.
ceejay52
Thanks for thinking of me!
I was updating my email address book (because my computer totally crashed a week ago) and was thinking about you and the other Worldly Women too.

I'm afraid to think about how many months it has been since I posted here.
Here's the basic update (and since I KNOW I won't go back and re-read all the old thread, feel free to PM me and catch me up on YOUR lives).

Very depressed all winter. Fat, flabby and achey.
Went to Journaling Conference in Denver. OUT OF BREATH all the time.
Continuing with therapy (again) decided to examine root of emotional eating and impact of morbid obesity.
Investigated lap band surgery.
Joined Gym:bike2::strong:
Stood on my head (metaphorically!!) for months trying to get insurance approval for lap band surgery.
HAD lap band surgery Sept. 31
Have lost considerably # of #'s, gained flexibility, bright outlook, and a little energy.
Have taken painting lessons since January. Oil paint. Make big mess and have lots of fun. You can see details here (http://www.journal-to-a-muse.blogspot.com).
DH and I are heading for Boston next week for vacation, touristy fun and to have Thanksgiving with my children.:turkey:
May you have more to be grateful for than you can count!
I look forward to getting to know anybody new, and reconnecting with the "old."
Painter Woman/Painty aka Dana
:thanks1::turkey:

1day@atime
11-15-2008, 10:35 PM
Hello Ladies,

Painter - Glad to hear from you and WTG on taking charge of your life.

Ceejay - I'm sorry your boss is being an A$$. I'm sure your sister understands your situation with work. Maybe you can make it for Easter :)

Ruth - Good to hear from you. I"m glad Disney has taken a likeing to Jazz. I too dread watching the market section of the news.

Annie - Hope you have fun at your party tonight.

Shad - Hope you were able to get lots of garden work done.

Happy - I'm with you on the cold. It got cold here too. Oom.. I just love fresh baked banana bread.

Carla - Sounds like your having a wonderful time. Are you going to be there for the Thanksgiving parade?

Mel - Hope your having a restful weekend.

Mitchellez - Hope your enjoying your weekend to.

As for me, really didn't do much. Ran errans, and then went over to my mom's house. Visited with her for a while.

happy2bme
11-16-2008, 12:43 AM
Hey - the weather channel and the tv weather both said "A Canadian air mass is dropping down on us ushering in unseasonably cold weather over the next week..."

Friday it was 70 degrees here. Today it's 45. That's too cold for here even if it is November.

South of the border we get heat, north of the border we get the chills - what can I say - circumstantially you're convicted :dunno: :lol:

happy2bme
11-16-2008, 01:11 AM
And Painter - just read your post. How wonderful for you :hug: - glad you found some success. Have a great trip to Beantown and don't be a stranger!

ceejay52
11-16-2008, 09:56 AM
PainterWoman
So glad you got my pm. :hug: for taking charge of your life and that you are feeling better. Have fun in Boston.

Patty
It's nice to have a "do nothing" type of week end.

Happy
At least the sun is shining this morning. How was the concert?

happy2bme
11-16-2008, 03:15 PM
Hi Ladies,

Concert tonight. Can't wait. :dance:

Lot's to do today so no time to post.

Just a quick :wave: and enjoy your Sunday - I know I will - at least today ;)

Shad
11-16-2008, 05:02 PM
Morning all,
Happy - enjoy that concert! Should be good by all accounts.

Painter - so nice to see you again. Nice to hear of all the news and now you have a lapband as well. It will be interesting to hear how that goes with you.

Annie - hope the 40th went well. Some teenagers are definitely rude.

Patty - good to have you posting more regularly.

Ceejay - Thanks for clearing that up.

Not much here to report, we have had some doozy storms over the last couple of days. Looks like wet out there again today. Still this is the NORMAL weather for tropical Queensland summers. Much nicer to be here in the winter - which no doubt the Canadians would consider summer anyway.
Dug in the rose garden yesterday. Just needs mulch, fertiliser and water crystals now and it will be okay for the next month or so. The rest of the garden doesn't really bear looking at. I will need to poison some of the weeds. Unfortunately it doesn't do much for the seeds. grrrrr.
Today is haircut and tax time and tiling. Tomorrow I need a trip to the doc to get a repeat of the diuretics. That unfortunately will take up much of my time since doctors don't seem to understand the concept that their patients time is precious as well. Then Wednesday back to Dampier for another stint.
Having said that, maybe I'd better get off here and get a few things done.

annie175
11-16-2008, 06:30 PM
Good Evening....

The BD party was soooooo much fun. Only knew 3 of the 25 or so people that were there. Made some great aquaintances. Got home about 2 am, and didn't get up till 9 this morning. My entire day has been off kilter. Not used to sleeping that late.

Made a huge pot of chili and cornbread. Not a soul here to eat it but me. Guess I will have plenty of food for this week. Also made chocolate brownies with carmel icing, which I won't eat cause I don't like chocolate. Tony is coming over in a bit. He was supposed to be here at 5, but called and said he would be a little later, like around 7.

Here is to a great week and a marvelous Monday morning start!

Love and Hugs

happy2bme
11-17-2008, 03:00 AM
Concert was F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S :cloud9: They got a late start but played for well over 3 hours. Worth ever single penny of the horribly overpriced tickets. But we both had a great time. I got a guitar pick from Joe Walsh. I'm too excited to go to sleep but morning will come soon enough. Good thing I'm off today/Monday.

MELODY525
11-17-2008, 09:40 AM
I AM AFRAID THIS IS ANOTHER FLY BY POST. SORRY FRIENDS. NOT MUCH TEAM SUPPORT COMING OUT OF NJ AT THE MOMENT!! ONLY HAD LOUIS FOR ONE DAY OVER THE WEEKEND. THEY CANCELLED THE REST. THE MEETING IS CANCELLED TILL NEXT MONTH NOW. :cheer:
THE SENIORS HAD A PARTY AND THEN A MOVIE. WE HAVE SOME SMALL PROBLEMS WITH THE DOORS...LIKE BLOWING LEAVES IN THE WIND OPEN THEM :faint:
I HAVE SOME STUFF TO DO AND HAVE TO LEAVE NOW BUT I WANT TO SAY............
I AM SO GLAD TO SEE AND READ PAINTER WOMAN'S NEWS!! :cb: I JUST ASKED CEEJAY WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN AND HERE YOU ARE!!! WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST AND HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME WITH THE KIDS:hug: GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE.
I WILL TRY AND CATCH UP LATER. THE DAY IS ALREADY GETTING AWAY FROM ME AND I8 CAN FEEL CARLA BREATHING DOWN MY BACK!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

oh btw....happy...i am glad you had such a great time with the concert...did you sleep with the guitar pick under your pillow?????? :dance:

diyana
11-17-2008, 11:15 AM
Good morning ladies -

I had a great weekend! Had a great dinner with former co-workers on Friday; got the house all clean (except for mopping/waxing the floors which DH will do today). I need to keep up with the housekeeping....My house really looks nice when it's clean! And yesterday, DH and I went to one of my co-workers for an awesome football party. Happy, I'd say I'm sorry about the lopsided score in the Packers favor, but I'm really not. :lol: I hope the Eagles concert eased the sting out of the Bears loss.

Mel - I hope you managed to get some R&R this weekend, despite the accountants.

Carla - Glad you're having a great time in NY.

Happy - The more you gloat about not needing a coat down there, the more tomatoes I'm gonna toss at ya'! And I don't want to hear any whining about 45 degrees...45 degrees would be a heat wave compared to what we've had here the past week or two. Of course, 70 degrees would be heaven. Send some of that up our way, please! I'm so glad you enjoyed the concert....of course, who WOULDN'T enjoy an EAGLES concert! Played for over 3 hours! And a guitar pick from Joe Walsh! Awesome! Enjoy your day off today!

Ceejay - That REALLY sucks about your boss making you cancel your Christmas plans. After all you've done going above and beyond the call of duty. I can understand your frustration and disappointment. Hopefully you can make plans to visit her soon. I'm glad you had a good time with your relatives.

Shad - Good for you for tending to your garden so well! Sounds like a fun/interesting night at the he/she's house.

Annie - Glad you had a great time at the BDay party! Home at 2am! Wow!! The chili and cornbread sound so yummy! I hope you enjoyed your evening with Tony. Sending you :goodvibes: and fingers are :crossed: for the Humana interview and that you get a second interview with Community soon. My fingers are also :crossed: that my DH gets lots of calls and interviews this week too. :)

Ruth - I won't be blaming Canuks for the cold, but it is a colder than normal November for us with highs in the mid 30s. Luckily, none of the snow has stuck. I'm not looking forward to winter driving any time soon.

Painter - Congratulations on having the lap band surgery, on joining the gym, on losing #'s, and gaining flexibility, energy and a bright outlook! :woohoo: Enjoy your trip to Bean Town!

Patty - I'm glad you had a nice visit with your mom. It's getting cold in Texas too? Sheesh! And Southern California had temps in the mid 90s over the weekend. Maybe they can share some of that warm weather with the rest of the country.

Rennie - I think we all are worried about you! Are you okay? Did you get over the pneumonia yet?

I'd better get back to work....Lots to get done today!

Here's to a great Monday and an wonderful week for all of us!

Love and hugs,

1day@atime
11-17-2008, 02:57 PM
Hello ladies,

Just a quick post. I will post later.

Ok I have an 11 day challenge. With Thanksgiving coming up and I do like like to eat. I need to start saving calories/cutting calories.

NO FAST FOOD until after Thanksgiving Day - Anybody in? Or pick something that will challenge you for the next 11 days.

Shad
11-17-2008, 03:52 PM
Morning all,
It's still raining here. It has been on and off (mostly on) since the storm on Sunday night. Damage here from the storm has been a bit horrendous however we didn't get any thing apart from thunder, lightning and rain down our way. It was supposed to be the worst storm to hit Brisbane in 25 years. It did however deeply water the garden. Something I have to give thanks for.

Today is my last day of home for another 2 weeks or so. Back to WA tomorrow. Wonder what they will fish up for me to do next.

Annie - so pleased to hear that you had a good time at the party. Good to meet new people from time to time and widen the circle of friends and acquaintances - never know when one of those people might come up with a job or at least a lead for you.

Happy - wow on the concert. So pleased you really enjoyed yourself. I guess the guitar pick will be put in a very safe place!

Mel - Hope things settle down for you shortly, although you sound like you are coping with things okay. Have a great time with Carla tomorrow. Sorry I can't be there. Qantas airline is having a sale with a 2 for 1 price tag on international flights. Now if I could find someone to go with me, I could be in NY in about 24hours!

Michelle - I don't think you could upset Happy today - she is on cloud nine. Good luck with the housework. If you finish early, come on over and have a go at mine. Even tho' we are feeling the cold here at the moment, you will probably think it is tropical.

Patty - good challenge. I might make one myself to get to the gym or at least go for a long brisk walk 5 days a week and to cut back on the food. I'm not going to make the 2kg off this month dang it all.

Okay, time to go get on with cleaning up the place and finishing my taxes. They will be ready to go in today I hope. I'll be back.

diyana
11-17-2008, 04:57 PM
Patty - I will try and abstain from fast food until after Thanksgiving. I am also going to increase my veggies to at least 3 servings a day (up from practically none) and exercise at least 3 days per week.

Shad - Sorry that you're having so much rain, but I'm sure you'll find stuff to tend to inside. And your plants must be loving such a good soak. It's snowing here, but still not sticking on the ground - so that's good. Enjoy your last day at home for awhile.

ceejay52
11-17-2008, 05:17 PM
Patty
Is it really 11 days till Thanksgiving? I need to exercise more and burn some extra calories. Therefore, I'll pledge to ride the bike 220 minutes till this day.

Happy
How did you end up with the guitar pick? Glad you had a good time.

Annie
Chili and cornbread sounds good.

Shad
Glad the rain gave the garden plenty of water. Should be a lot easier to work in the soil.

annie175
11-17-2008, 07:30 PM
Evening........

Well, oh sleepy head me didn't climb outta bed till 10 am. Was awake but just laid there and watched Good Morning America then Regis and Kelly. I am getting a little lazy.

It is colder than the north pole today. We had a slight bit of flurries today, however had to look closely to see them. Got all my errands done this afternoon.

I have a splitting headache. I think it is from needing to poo, but it is not done baking, so I am slightly backed up therefore have a headache. I guess it would be called a sh*t headache. Yes, Folks, once that turd drops the head quits hurting. lol

Went to the library and got more books, I keep bringing them home but find little time to read them. Just not in the mood or something. I need to get off my fat *ss, I have gained 7 lbs this month. Geez.

Happy...How wonderful you had such a great time at the Eagles concert. I LOVE the Eagles. Are you wearing the pick in your bra??

Shad...when I sang rain, rain go away, it must of came to you :^)

Michelle...Isn't it nice to have a clean house? My house is actually overly clean since I have been off work. I run outta stuff to do.

Patty....11 days till Thanksgiving...where has this year gone? Faster and faster as I get older and older.

Ceejay...I would love to pledge to do something till Thanksgiving, however I am no dang good at keeping up with it. I suck at exercising.

MEL....your life needs to get back to the normal, abnormal so you can at least sleep in peace.

Hey to everyone I may have missed.

Love and Hugs...

annie175
11-17-2008, 07:36 PM
and I have a belly ache from eating Doritos. You know I used to think that by losing weight things would be "right" and I would have all good things going in life. No, it doesn't work that way. Yeah I may be slim now and in better health, however as weight worries go away, which they really don't cause I worry about regaining the weight every day. Which is probably a good thing so I won't gain it back. Other things replace the space I used to have for worrying about losing weight. In other words, in the mish mashed paragraph above, losing weight does not solve all problems. I used to think if only I were thin....everything in life would be perfect. Not. I don't even know why I am babbling on about this mess, it just sort of came out. Sorry girls. I am a dork.

annie175
11-17-2008, 07:37 PM
and starting tomorrow I am eating better and WILL try to move to some sort of exercise. Can't start tonight..belly hurts, head hurts, can't poo, and it is Monday. I hate Mondays.

happy2bme
11-18-2008, 09:46 AM
Good morning chicks,

Annie - be a "dork" all you want - though I don't think of you ever that way. I find it very interesting to get a peek into your life post WLS. As you say, things aren't all just rosy each day and life continues to have it's little challenges no matter where you are. Hope you feel better soon. I have found that each time I fall off the eating clean wagon, I feel the worse for it. You would THINK that alone would be enough to keep on the straight and narrow but :no: it ain't :( And nope, I don't have the pick in my bra - that would pinch! :lol: It's stuck on my cabinet tackboard, just a nice souvenier.

Ceejay - I think once we hit Labor Day, the rest of the year flies by. At the end of the last encore, the guys came forward on stage to take a bow and Joe threw picks out to the crowd. They are very lightweight and don't go far so it was good we were right at the spot he stooped down and looked at us. I'm just glad I didn't get stomped :lol:

Shad, hope you finished your taxes before you had to head out again. The 2 weeks SHOULD fly by quickly but I'm sure they will be intense ones. At least you kind of know what you are getting back into.

Michelle - I saw how chilly it is up by you and yes, I'm sure 45 degrees would be more welcome than below freezing. It's 32 now if that makes you feel any better :lol: Still feels cold to us. Brrr snow. No thanks! Stay snuggly warm.

Mel - enjoy your visit with Carla. Sorry the troops are leaving it all up to you - AGAIN. :no: Just do what you have to - minimally - then get in the jammies and take the phone off the hook. :hug:

Ruth - the weatherman was blaming you guys again for the latest cold snap :o How's the puppy doing?

Painter - glad to see you again. Safe travels over the holidays. Come back and see us.

Patty - I don't eat all that much fast food BUT it would be a challenge for me to actually make and bring my lunch to work instead of eating in the cafeteria. Not much of a challenge tho since today we have a big pot luck / bring a dish early Thanksgiving luncheon at work - I'm bringing low calorie paper plates :lol: and I am off all next week on vacation so that would only be 3 days of challenge. Will have to think of something here...

I am walking vicariously through Carla in the Big Apple ;)

:wave: Madcat, Turtle

Time to get movin' and groovin'. Later chicks - have a good one.

ceejay52
11-18-2008, 10:30 AM
Happy
Low calorie paper plates, he he. I have paper plates at work. I'm wondering if they are low calorie!

It was cold this morning at a frosty 30 degree's, but it's warm on the inside. Got tickled at the boss man yesterday. I was downstairs sweeping the floor and he poked his head in the door with more over due bills from the light office. He said I was dreading climbing those stairs, the poor thing. What about the rest of us peons! I actually am not over that last episode of diverticulitis so I wrote on the back of my monitoring sheet that I didn't feel like going downstairs every hour. I'm still planning on having a converation with him at evaluation in December.

MELODY525
11-18-2008, 10:46 AM
ANNIE...YOU ARE NOT A DORK...IF YOU ARE THEN WTF AM I???:rofl: :rofl: SO TALK AWAY MY FRIEND. I THOUGHT AT ONE TIME LOSING WEIGHT WOULD SOLVE ALL MY PROBLEMS TOO. I EVEN THOUGHT I WOULD "GET AROUND" BETTER....NOT HAPPENING :lol3: :lol3: SO YOU HAVE PLENTY OF COMPANY IN THAT THOUGHT.

SHAD....YOU COULD BRING MARIE BACK FROM THE LAND OF OZ. SHE LOVES TO TRAVEL AND COME TO THE STATES!! ROFLMAO SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS TO YOU AND THE FAMILY AND THE DB JUST IN CASE HE IS PAYING ATTENTION THIS TIME. :hug:

HAPPY...SO IS THE DH JEALOUS OF THE PICK YET??? HAS HE TRIED IT OUT ON HIS OWN GUITAR OR ARE YOU NOT SHARING YOUR NEW POSSESSION?!?! INQUIRING MINDS NEED TO KNOW THESE THINGS. :dunno: IF YOU ARE "WALKING" WITH CARLA THEN I HOPE YOU BROUGHT A WINTER COAT :brr:

CEEJAY, MICHELLE AND PATTY...GOOD LUCK ON THE 11 DAY CHALLENGE. GREAT IDEA NOT TO STUFF THE FACE BEFORE THEN. :turkey:


I HEARD ON THE NEWS THAT A MAD CANADIAN WOMAN IS ON THE LOOSE AND HEADED FOR NEW JERSEY. :scooter: LOCAL OFFICIALS ARE CLOSING DOWN ALL EXITS FROM NYC INCLUDING THE 2 TUNNELS AND GW BRIDGE :rofl: :rofl:
I AM AWAKE, DRESSED AND BREAKFASTED. JUST HAVE A FEW FINAL TOUCHES TO PUT ON MYSELF AND I'M ALL SET. HOPING CARLA DOESN'T GET LOST AND WE HAVE TO SEND OUT OUR BOYS IN BLUE TO FIND HER. WE'RE PREPARED FOR ANY EMERGENCY. YESTERDAY WAS THE PLANT CLUB AND I TOLD THE OFFICE...SORRY, NO CAN DO, I AM BUSY. I THINK ONE WOMAN ABOUT FAINTED AT THE WORD NO :faint: I LEFT SOME ORDERS FOR PLACING THE TABLES & CHAIRS, FOR THE REPAIRMAN FOR THE WASHER, AND CAME BACK UP TO DO MY OWN THING. MY FRIEND CALLED LAST NIGHT TO SAY I HAVE MORE THAN EARNED MY EXTRA CHECK FOR DEC. 1ST. GAVE ME SOME LOVELY COMPLIMENTS. LOU, THE "PLANT GUY" SENT ME UP MY XMAS CACTUS...HOW SWEET WAS THAT. HE BROUGHT A FEW BIG ONES IN AND THEY TRANSPLANTED PIECES OF IT INTO SMALLER POTS.
OK GOTTA GO AN PUT MY FACE ON!
HAPPY TUESDAY AND HAVE A GREAT DAY. :moped:

diyana
11-18-2008, 11:35 AM
Good morning ladies -

I'm in an exceptionally good mood this chilly Tuesday. It was 17 degrees (Fahrenheit) this morning when I left for work. As for my Thanksgiving challenge, I have not had any fast food, and I had 4 servings of veggies yesterday, and two so far today (thank goodness I love V-8 as an easy way to get my veggies in). I'm leaving a little early today so I can go with DH to pick DMIIL at the airport. I'm so looking forward to seeing her again and having her with us for the holidays.

Shad - I hope your trip back to Dampier is a good one.

Annie - I hope everything comes out okay so that your headache can go away! :lol: You are not a dork, at least not IMHO. You're the Annie we all know and love dearly! I also find it interesting to learn the "ins and outs" (so to speak) of life post WLS. You are correct, life always presents us with challenges, which is not a bad thing at all. I believe we all grow a little as we overcome life's little (and sometimes big) daily challenges.

Happy - We're managing to stay warm, despite winter coming too darn early for my liking. You're off all next week! How nice! Are you traveling for Thanksgiving? Or just enjoying some relaxing time at home.

Ceejay - I hope you feel better very very soon.

Mel - I hope you have a wonderful day today with the Mad Canadian!

Gotta get back to it. Here's to a great Tuesday for everyone!

Love and hugs,

annie175
11-18-2008, 11:47 AM
Wow am I hearing things or did MEL actually say NO! You go girl.

Happy...good news..have pooed twice this morning. Hoping to go again. Head hurts slightly. Belly is doing better since pooing. Now aren't you glad I shared all that detail? hahaha

Ceejay...it is colder than a witch's booby here in Indy too. In the 30's. I would just love to skip winter and go on to spring. Upper Indiana got lake affects snow amounting up to 16" in some areas. Fortunately we didn't get any of it, altho cold it is at least sun shiny out.

Put frozen leftover roast, potatos, onions, carrots in the crockpot, added tomato juice, corn, peas, a few more potatos, seasonings, and will have vegetable soup tonight.

Going to my brother's for Thanksgiving. Always ends up being about 50 people. Both sides of their family come and it is so much fun, playing board games and cards. Not to mention all to good food. I am making/taking 3 pies, one being requested is peanutbutter pie, also a broccoli/onion/cheese casserole. I won't see Tony on Thanksgiving as his mother and sidter are coming in from Virginia and he is spending it with them. I hope to see him sometime that weekend. It is kind of early for the meeting of the family thing, as we are only 2 mos into this relationship. It is funny how cautious we are the older we get.

Have a great Tuesday and hello to everyone.

Love and Hugs.

annie175
11-18-2008, 11:48 AM
Hey Michelle...I think we posted at the same time. Have a good day at work.

Love ya

Shad
11-18-2008, 04:17 PM
Morning all,
Sitting here in the airport waiting for the flight so I thought I might as well catch up on the doings.

Annie - it is amazing how many people seem to think that losing weight is the cure for all our problems - physical, psychosomatic, neurological, and the insecurities of life we have picked up on the way. Of course it doesn't. It just means that we have conquered one of lifes hurdles. If we put our minds to it, we might be able to conquer the rest as well, but generally we don't. Some don't even try. Sometimes losing the weight brings it own set of problems - which you describe so well.

MEL SAID NO!!!! Be still my heart. I think my job might be done.

Happy - good for you - on holiday how nice. I'm sure the time will go far too fast for you, just like mine did. Got some gardening done, got some tiling done, got some cleaning done but really needed another couple of days to search out new light switches, a new tile cutter - preferably human but a machine will do and touch up some paint work in the kitchen and bathroom. How come work days go so slow and home days go so fast.

Ok gotta run chicks. Flight is being called and I need a side trip to the loo first before I board. Cya

annie175
11-18-2008, 08:54 PM
Ok girlies I need my insecurites reassured. Enlighten me. Got a message from Humana that my interview schedule has changed slightly. It will now only be 45 minutes with the Market President instead of that and 45 minutes with another manager too. So my 1 1/2 hour-two person interview has been knocked down to a 45 min with one person interview. Now I know that probably means the other person is just not available now, but the dumb part of my mind says they have already made a decision and this is a pity interview. I know I am being silly, however I want this job so badly.

annie175
11-18-2008, 08:57 PM
On a better note...I went to the Harley Davidson store with Tony. He ended up buying me a pair of Harley jeans and a pink Harley hoodie, spending 110.00 bucks on me. I had a real hard time accepting the clothes and feel bad that he bought them. He wouldn't take no for an answer. I am not used to a guy being nice to me and find it difficult to believe. My DD said, "Mom, just shut up and say thank you". What do you all think?

happy2bme
11-18-2008, 11:23 PM
Geez girl, I'm jealous you can fit into (and probably look darn fine) in the Harley Duds.

Harley afficianados like to dress people up in the logo.

Just say thanks and don't poo on his bike :rofl:

Annie - unless you have a good buddy at Humana who is pulling for you - people don't have time for pity interviews any more. They just leave you hanging stone cold.

My bet is that either someone was unavailable or people have time crunches and they are trying to juggle schedules to see you all in a row.

Just remember, no matter how badly you want it, if it's meant to be it will happen. :crossed:

Shad
11-18-2008, 11:51 PM
I'm with Happy. There is no such thing as a pity interview. If they had made up their minds (and it doesn't happen very quickly usually) they would have either simply cancelled the interview or sent you an email saying thanks but no thanks.
Do not get disheartened here.

And I bet you look the bees knees in the new duds. I agree with the DD - say thank you nicely and wear the gear just for him. Nice bloke.

diyana
11-19-2008, 09:00 AM
Good morning ladies -

DMIL got in last night. It's so great to have her here! And she's very very happy to be spending the holidays with us as well.

Mel - :bravo: for saying NO!

Annie - Happy and Shad are absolutely correct. No way is there any such thing as a pity interview! If they didn't want you, they would cancel the interview. No need for any insecurities. The other manager simply isn't available. That was so nice of Tony to treat you to some HD clothes! Your DD is right....just accept it and say THANK YOU! Oh, and like Happy says....don't poo on his bike! Do we get to see a photo of our Annie in the hot new Harley duds?

A big :wave: to everyone! I'll try and check in later.

Here's to a wonderful Wednesday for all of us!

Love and hugs,

happy2bme
11-19-2008, 09:31 AM
:yay: Mel said NO, can you believe it? :yikes: :no: :dance: :rofl: Alright now woman!!!!!! Let this be the start of a trend :lol: The first one is the hardest. :D

Michelle - so glad the DMIL got in ok. Give her a hug for us :hug: Enjoy the visit - I assume she is staying through the holidays?

Ok Annie - get ready for tomorrow - walk around talking out your nervousness and remember a bit of nerves is good - keeps one from getting too cocky so just work with it. We're on your side :crossed:

Hope you're feeling better today Ceejay - there was quite a bit of frost on the grass this morning.

Back in the office Shad? Hope they aren't running you ragged yet. I'm with you on the home days just flying by. Actually the work days are going quickly too. I'm on the bullet train to the end of the year - whoosh!!!!

And with that I have to run. Got to get to work a bit early as I have to leave early for a dentist appt this afternoon. Have a good one to one and all chicks!

annie175
11-19-2008, 09:58 AM
Thank you ladies...I can always count on you! You all are the best.

If you go to my profile you can see a picture of me and Tony. I will post a new pix of the new duds as soon as I can.

Love you all and many hugs

ceejay52
11-19-2008, 11:38 AM
Just stopping by to say hello :wave: The computer is slow this morning.

MELODY525
11-19-2008, 11:51 AM
THE MAD CANADIAN HAS ARRIVED AND IS LEAVING ALL TOO SOON. I JUST GOT STARTED TALKING!!! DON'T THINK I HAVE SHUT UP SINCE HER ARRIVAL. THE FIRST THING CARLA WILL DO WHEN SHE LEAVES IS PUT BANDAGES ON HER BURNED EARS. POOR WOMAN WENT TO BED LAST NIGHT WITH ICE PACKS ON BOTH EARS :rofl: :rofl:
I THINK I'VE DEVELOPED A NEW AILMENT...IT'S CALLED DIAHREA OF THE MOUTH...IT FAR EXCEEDS THE CHATTY CATHY SYNDROME! HAVING SAID THAT...I AM GOING TO GET ON WITH THE DAY. HAPPY WEDNESDAY :moped:
WILL BE BACK TO DO PERSONALS LATER.

MELODY525
11-19-2008, 05:59 PM
I HAVE MORE GOOD NEWS FOR A CHANGE...MY WHEELCHAIR IS FINALLY HME AND IT RUNS VERY WELL!! IT SHOULD....EVERYTHING IS BRAND NEW TO THE TUNE OF $6,431.42. THE TECHIE HAS TO COME AND MAKE A MINOR ADJUSTMENT...I TOLD HIM THE CHAIR IS NOT LEAVING MY HOUSE THIS TIME...HE LAUGHED AND SAID HE'D COME HERE. THE NEW TIRES ARE SOLID AND GIVE ME A MUCH FIRMER ROIDE WHICH IS WHAT MY BACK LIKES. SO I AM IN 7TH HEAVEN. LOTS OF GOOD THINGS HAPPENING TO ME THIS WEEK AND I AM LOVING IT. ANGELS ARE FLYING OVER MY HEAD AND KEEPING ME SAFE. TOMORROW IS TRADER JOE'S AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO IT NOW. LOTS OF SMILES COMING OUT OF NEW JERSEY! :dance:

CARLA...WHAT CAN I SAY? I THINK I JUST ABOUT SAID IT ALL!! :lol3: THANK YOU FOR A LOVELY VISIT. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU. HOPE YOU ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR TRIP. :hug:

ANNIE...PLEASE DON'T READ INTO THINGS THAT AREN'T THERE. STAY CALM AND WAIT TILL YOU GET THERE TO FIND OUT WHAT THE CHANGE IS ALL ABOUT. COULD BE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH EITHER YOU OR THE JOB. :rollpin: DON'T MAKE MELLIE COME OVER THERE AND SMACK SOME SENSE INTO YOUR HEAD!!!
WOW!!! OK TONY IS A KEEPER AND IF YOU NEEDED IT...YOU HAVE MY APPROVAL!! :belly: ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS WITH YOUR FAMILIES. THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF THEM LATER ON FOR YOU ALL TO SHARE. SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE!

CEEJAY...I FOUND IT A BIT SLOW LOADING JUST NOW. WONDER WHAT'S UP? IS IT STILL COLD BY YOU? I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE YOUR POST. NEVER KNEW IT GOT SO COLD SO EARLY THERE :brr:

MICHELLE...HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH THE MIL! ENJOY YOUR TIME TOGETHER AND THE HOLIDAY. WILL BE NICE TO HAVE SUPPORT WHILE THE DH IS TREASURE HUNTING!!!

SHAD....I KNOW...CAN YOU BELIEVE WHAT YOU READ THAT DAY??? I ACTUALLY SAID NO!!!!!!!! :cb: :carrot:
SHOCKED THE CRAP OUT OF ME TOO!! :lol3: HOW DID THE MINI VACATION GO??? ARE YOU GLAD TO BE BACK TO WORK AND NOT SANDING ETC?????

HAPPY....GOOD LUCK WITH THE DENTIST??? HOPE IT WENT WELL. I AM MAKING PROGRESS IN THE NO DEPARTMENT RIGHT??? :rofl: :rofl: BET YOU WERE AS SHOCKED AS I WAS??? WHEN I GOT UP HERE I FELT NUMB!! :faint: MUST HAVE BEEN ALL THAT TALK ABOUT BLUE SUEDE SHOES!!!!

Shad
11-19-2008, 08:43 PM
Morning all,
Although it doesn't really feel like morning now. I've been here for hours and it is STILL morning.
Yes I had a good trip home - although there was storms, thunder, lightning and that was just the family - it rained alot as well. Still it's good for the garden and the dams and just about everything else as well. Didn't clean the windows tho' - :cry: Families, can't live with them, can't live without them.
I did get some tiling done in the kitchen. Measured up for the loo but didn't get much further than that.

Gotta go. Work calls. back soon.

diyana
11-20-2008, 08:57 AM
Good morning ladies -

I'm so glad the weekend is getting closer. This has been a long week. I'm meeting tonight with the pet sitting company...and I'll finally be getting the files and username/pwd so I can take over the website. I'll be spending a bit of time working on that this weekend.

Happy - Yup, DMIL is staying through New Years! Yay!

Annie - My thoughts are with you all day today. :crossed: I'm sure you'll do great. No worries. :hug: Great photo of you and Tony!

Ceejay - Are you feeling any better today?

Mel - Glad you had a nice time with Carla! Congrats on getting your wheelchair home! That's awesome!

Shad - Glad you made it back to WA okay. Sounds like you got a lot accomplished during your time home.

Well, I've got to get to work. I'll try and check in later.

Love and hugs to all,

happy2bme
11-20-2008, 09:30 AM
Good morning ladies,

Yesterday's root canal was brutal. I was in the chair 2 and a half hours although he was working on me and another patient during that time. Last night my mouth was hurting so DH went and got me some won ton soup so I could "gum" my food. Today my mouth is still hurting badly. Going to be a long day at work.

I'm sorry I'm not up for chatting right now. Maybe I'll feel better tonight.

Hope you all have a good day.

Great news on the wheelchair Mel!

MELODY525
11-20-2008, 09:46 AM
SHAD~ SOMETIMES I AM GLAD I ONLY HAVE THE WORLDLIES AS MY REAL FAMILY :rofl: SENDING YOU A SISTERLY HUG :hug:

MICHA~ I AM EXCITED FOR YOU BECOMING THEIR WEBDIRECTOR. GOOD LUCK AND HOPE IT'S A NICE JOB THAT YOU CAN ENJOY. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WEEKEND AND A CLOSED OFFICE TOO!

HAPPY~:hug: NOTHING WORSE THAN A ROOTCANAL!! SO SORRY THE VISIT WENT SO LONG. JUST REST UP AND BE GENTLE TO YOUR POOR MOUTH! I FOUND LITE SALT WATER RINSES MADE MY GUMS FEEL BETTER WHEN THEY WERE BEING DESTROYED...NOT SURE IF IT WAS MENTAL OR PHYSICAL BUT THEY HELPED.

:cofdate: I WORKED A SMALL BIT YESTERDAY AND DANG NEAR FROZE TO DEATH ON THE FIRST FLOOR. DURING THE NIGHT I WOKE WITH CHILLS EVEN THOUGH I TOOK A HOT SHOWER JUST BEFORE BEDTIME. I HAD TO CANCEL THE TRADER JOE TRIP A FEW MINUTES AGO. :cry: BUT I DIDN'T THINK IT WAS SMART TO GO OUT AND START ANOTHER "ATTACK" ALL OVER AGAIN SO SOON. I DID NOTICE LAST WINTER BOTH JEN AND I WERE REACTING FASTER WITH EACH PASSING YEAR SO IT'S NO SURPRISE. I NEED TO REMEMBER TO SPACE MY EXPOSURES TO COLD MORE FOR MY BENEFIT. I ALSO TOLD MY FRIEND THAT TOO SO NO ONE COUNTS ON ME THE DAY BEFORE MY TRADER JOE'S :tantrum:
OTHER THAN THAT, ALL IS WELL IN MY CORNER OF THE WORLD AND I FEEL GOOD ABOUT NOT GOING OUT AND FREEZING MY BUNS OFF!! :brr: THANK GOD FOR FREEZERS AND THE FACT THAT MINE IS JAMMED. BREAKFAST TODAY WAS ITALIAN BREAD TOASTED AND ZABAR'S ORANGE JUICE. YUM! :hun:
HAPPY THURSDAY:moped:

ceejay52
11-20-2008, 10:43 AM
Mel
Stay warm :hug:from your worldlie sister.

Happy
Ouch on the root canal. You should have stayed home from work today.
:hug: to you also.

House cleaning is on my agenda today. Need to get busy.

Hello to the rest :wave:

annie175
11-20-2008, 05:42 PM
Whew the interview is over, it went real smoothly, actually exceptionally great. I did end up interviewing with the P and VP. The VP had scheduled out of the office, however HR forgot to tell her they changed my end of the interview to just the P. So the VP call into the conference room for a phone interview. All went well. Thanks Happy, Shad and Michelle. Of course you are all right as to the why's of it all.

Happy...hope you are feeling better since the day at the denist. You poor thing, I hate going to the denist and to think you were there for 2 1/2 hours. OMG...Ouch.

MEL...Glad you are wheelin' around better in that chair. Sorry you are freezin', however it is cold and windy here too. Maybe we should build a bon fire.

Ceejay...hey back at cha babe. Wish I was there to help you clean. It is pretty bad when you dust your house and the rag is still white as can be. Nothing like cleaning your clean house. The dog even looks at me funny these days.

Michelle...thank you for the great thoughts with me today, I do believe they helped.

Shad...maybe you should go to work for Lowes, Home Depot, Menards or some other hardware/lumber company as a subcontractor. As much experience as you are getting with your own house, you should be a professional by now. xoxo

Hello to all....

Thanks again, guys, for your support, love, and encouraging words, thoughts and prayers.

Love and Hugs

Shad
11-21-2008, 12:23 AM
Hey Annie - nice pic of you and the man. He must be quite tall since you aren't short either.

Happy - so sorry to hear that the root canal went so long and is so painful. Teeth are wonderful things but not when they go wrong.

Mel - so glad you had a good visit with Carla - see I told you she didn't have two heads didn't I? See - I told you she wasn't too bad (as long as she didn't take you for a hike in the mountains - then she gets to be a witch) (Just joking Carla). Sorry I wasn't around for the grand phone call, it would have been nice, but alas not possible. Maybe she will have to try renting the broom cupboard at Trump Tower next time and we will try again.

Michelle - so nice that you will have the MIL for Christmas and New Year. Don't know what we will do yet. I'm sort of thinking to go to the DS1's place in Adelaide, but it depends. I may yet go to NZ and spend it with my sister. Then again, I might just go home and pull the covers up over my head and pretend to be away. DS2 is talking about going to Perth and Mandurah in WA to see friends. Somehow I don't think we will all be together this year.

Not much to report from here. I have about 3.00 hours to go before home time but that doesn't mean much even if it is Friday here. I get to come back here again tomorrow and Sunday. Then on Monday I get to go to Tom Price mine and talk to the good folk up there for a couple of days. Back on Wednesday. Little plane, lets hope we don't have to get out and push. Given that the woman who books the flights doesn't appear to like me too much, I have to prise the information about accommodation and car hire etc out of her, it becomes boring and I get a little sniffy about it. Which doesn't make me any more popular I can tell you.

It's supposed to rain here by tonight. Can't see it myself. Poor old Brisbane is copping some terrible weather and there are roofs and trees and houses in crisis all up the north coast. Poor people. If anyone wants to see the terrible damage try www.couriermail.com.au and go through the picture galleries. Not you Mel, there are too many uniforms there for you to drool over. The keyboard will be dripping.

Okay - better go look see what I have to take with me to the mine. Not sure how this is going to go since I don't have much in the way of luggage to pack things into. I guess I will manage somehow. I'm definitely not buying more luggage anyway.

1day@atime
11-21-2008, 12:24 AM
Hello Ladies,

Just a quick hello, it's been a very busy day.

Annie - Oh, i'm so glad your interview went well. Just stay positive about it. Are you going to send a note/email tomorrow and thank them? A friend of mine work in HR and she says lots of people do that.

Happy - oh, i feel your pain.

OH, Blackie is barking up a storm, it's very windy here tonight and it's getting colder. I need to go check on him. I'll be back later or in am.

ceejay52
11-21-2008, 12:55 AM
Annie
I sure could have used your muscle today. I rearranged the bedroom. I have much more room. Glad the interview went well.

Patty
Hope Blackie is okay.

ceejay52
11-21-2008, 12:59 AM
Annie
That is a great picture.

Shad
11-21-2008, 02:13 AM
Meant to tell you all,

Yesterday I saw my first frilled neck lizard. He was about a foot long and at least 7 inches of that was tail. He was a gorgeous golden brown with white stripes. Unfortunately I frightened him and he disappeared into the warehouse. Let's hope he has been able to find his way out.

What a lovely creature. Naturally enough no camera to hand. Grrrrrrrr. I really should put it in my pocket

MELODY525
11-21-2008, 09:19 AM
CEEJAY...HOW DID THE HOUSE CLEANING GO??? I ALSO WANT TO SAY THAT YOUR SIGGIE REMINDS ME WHEN I SEE IT THAT WE ALL NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES:hug:

ANNIE..SEE!! DIDN'T MAMA MEL TELL YOU NOT TO READ INTO THE CHANGES!! GLAD IT ALL WENT SO WELL. KEEPING THE FINGERS CROSSED:hug:

SHAD...THIS JOB CERTAINLY HAS YOU MOVING AROUND A LOT! HOPE YOU GOT THE WATER PILLS WITH YOU WITH ALL THIS FLYING. BE NICE TO THE LADY OR SHE MIGHT ARRANGE TO GIVE YOU A HIRE CAR WITH 4 FLAT TIRES!!! :faint: IF I HAD SEEN THE LIZARD...IT WOULD BE ME COWERING INSIDE THE WAREHOUSE!!!

PATTY..IS BLACKIE BARKING AT FLYING LEAVES?? :rofl: WE ONCE HAD A DOG THAT DID JUST THAT.

:cofdate: I THINK CARLA HAS FALLEN OFF THE FACE OF NYC. :lol3: :lol3: OR SHE JUST MIGHT BE FROZEN TO A LAMP POST ON A BROADWAY CORNER. DANG IT HAS BEEN COLD IN THIS NECK OF THE WOODS. I FEEL BETTER TODAY. AND I REALLY NEED TO EAT ON A MORE REGULAR TIME IF I AM GOING TO TAKE MEDS FOR PAIN. I GET A BIT FOGGY AND THE DAY FLIES BY. OUR MAINT. MAN MOTA HAD A SMALL STROKE LAST NIGHT AND WILL BE IN HOSPITAL FOR A FEW DAYS FOR OBSERVATION. WE'RE GOING TO BE MISSING HIM FOR SURE. TOLD MY FRIEND THIS IS A WAKE UP CALL FOR ALL OF US HERE WHO ARE STRESSED OUT AND YELLING AT EACH OTHER. TIME FOR A CHANGE. :dance: I AM OFF FOR SOME R&R THIS WEEKEND. RICHIE AND JEN WILL HAVE HIS DD FOR THE THANKSGIVING WEEK. I AM DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. EVERYONE ELSE IS COOKING!
OFF TO BLOW DRY THE HAIR :MOPED:
HAPPY FRIDAY/SATURDAY :sunny:

happy2bme
11-21-2008, 09:33 AM
Howdy ladies,

It's freezing cold here too and the bed was super warm and comfy because I overslept. ALOT. :yikes: now I'm racing away. Just checked in here a minute while I'm gulping down the coffee.

Annie - so glad the interview went well - let's hope it's good news for you :crossed:

Mel - kick back and relax. You deserve it. :hug: I agree about the life lesson with Mota. We should all take note.

Shad - that lizard sounds way cool. Too bad you didn't have the camera but hopefully you will see it again because WE WANT TO SEE IT :lol:

Ceejay - I find that rearranging rooms is uplifting - if just for a new look

:wave: Hi Patty

Is DMIL "enjoying" the frigid weather Michelle? :hyper: Of course not! Brisk my patootie :rofl:

Ok, I have to run now. Tooth feels much better today. Still tender but at least I can put some pressure on it. I gummed some salmon and a potato at lunch and smashed some meatloaf for dinner and skipped the vegetables. Today I eat!!!!

See yah...

annie175
11-21-2008, 10:12 AM
Hidee Ho Beautiful Ladies.........

Happy...So glad your tooth is feeling much better today. What a great reason to eat yummy mashed potatos....love the mashed potatos..

THANKS MOMMA MEL.....momma is always right, hey wait, I am a momma too. Resting and taking it easy for Thanksgiving sounds wonderful. I am a bit concerned as none of my family (except my closest brother) know about my lay off cause I just hate the badgering I get from them all about a job. It has been almost 2 months, so I guess I had better tell them. Believe it or not only my closest brother knows about the bariatric surgery. Not mom, dad or the other two brothers know. They are freaks like that.

Shad...yes Tony is 6'1". He is coming over tonight, we are going out for dinner. He is such a sweetie. You know ole negative Nancy me, I keep waiting for the balloon to burst. and Shad, you work WAY too much. Please try to enjoy our Thanksgiving. :^)

Patty...thanks for the reminder about the note, however I woke up at 2:00 am thinking about it and what to say, so I will do that just after I post here.

Ceejay...I am pretting open today if you still need my muscle! ;^) Thanks for the nice picture comment. I think I am liking Tony a LOT!!

Hey Michelle where the heck are you girl.

Today I am taking some jeans back to Charlotte Russe, stopping at Big Lots to check things out, and then by the library to take some books back. Thought about making Tony a peanutbutter pie, but maybe not.

Hello to everyone.

Much Love and Many Hugs,

annie175
11-21-2008, 10:12 AM
Happy...Good Morning to you to girl, I am joining you for the gulp of coffee.

carla49
11-21-2008, 10:57 AM
Fallen off the earth? Not a chance! After returning from a wonderful visit at Mel's, I cuddled up on the frozen futon couch and fell asleep. Didn't make it outside again until Thursday. Being a good tenant, I had turned the heater off when I went to Joisy, and it took 11 hours to get the place back to a decent temp. During that time, like one of Shad's lizards would be, I was in a semi-coma and just lay here shivering. Woke up yesterday to the realization my time here was almost up, and sprang into shopping action. New bras, new sweaters, new purse (handbag). Today, if it's not too cold to move, :brr: it'll be more shopping and a visit to the Mirņ exhibition at MOMA. (I have no winter coat with me, and the layering thing can only carry me so far...)

Coming back from the first round of shopping yesterday I looked across the Hudson to wave at Mel, and almost had heart failure! Billowing black smoke was rising above the horizon... "Oh no" I thought, "Mel's gone and tried to cook a roast!!!" :rofl: It turned out to be a fire after a tanker accident, with no traffic getting in or out of the tunnel. Hey Mel, good thing I wasn't still at your place - you would have been stuck with me, lke it or not!

Annie, even tho I haven't been posting, my fingers were crossed that your interview would go well, and it sounds like the collective :goodvibes emanating from 3fc did the trick! I sure hope they don't leave you waiting too long before you get another call! And Tony is definitely a hunk! ;) Nice going.

Happy, sorry to hear the teeth are hurting so much. Try to think of all the calories you saved being unable to eat. :D Just as well you couldn't join me here for a lightning visit after all - I think the cold would have driven you crazy, not to mention the tight quarters, the steep little staircase, the grimy public transportation... (When I was getting off the Staten Ferry I put my hand on the railing and got something unspeakable on it. ::barf: Went straight to a bathroom to wash, then raced out to buy a little bottle of hand sanitizer which has gone with me everywhere since then. :yikes: Not that I know that you're squeamish, but then I wasn't squeamish before that happened...)

Shad, good luck with the flight in the puddle jumper! I'm not sure it was a good idea to piss off someone who can book you on a Bush Pilots-r-Us training flight... Your lizard sounded beautiful. Maybe if you lay a trail of nice freshly chopped veggies and flies you can tempt him out for a photo session?

Ceejay, what a bummer that your employers messed up your plans to travel to Dallas and your sister, especially since Patty was willing to go out of her way to meet up with you! :tantrum: I hope the company paid the cancellation fee for the flight!

Michelle, you sound pretty happy to have your MIL with you again. I do understand - I always wished my wonderful MIL had been my real mother.
Has your husband had any luck yet with the job search? Fingers :crossed: that he'll find something soon. At least he'll have a little extra time to spend with his mother over the holidays!

Yikes, time to get a move on. Lots to do before I pack to go home tomorrow! It'll be good to get back to the cats and my home and all my own stuff.

Greetings to Ruth, Madcat, Patty, Rennie (wherever you are!), and whoever I'm forgetting to mention. :wave:

ceejay52
11-21-2008, 11:47 AM
Popping in to say hello. I've been up since 7 a.m. The pay check has been delivered and I've started on the laundry and kitchen.

I'm going to Paragould a little earlier today than I'd planned. I have some things I want to drop off at the thrift store there.

I'm counting the days till I'm on a semi vacation--Thanksgiving Holiday's.

Carla
Stay warm. I always turn my heat down but not off when I leave. Don't want things to freeze. I've im'd Reenie but she still hasn't answered. I hope nothing has happened to her.

annie175
11-21-2008, 03:59 PM
Carla...Thanks for the fingers crossed. I sent my thank you for the interview email earlier today. I keep talking to the man upstairs, knowing he wants me to have this position, and reminding him to please put it in the minds of the interviewers they want me. ;^) Yes, I think Tony is a keeper. He is coming over tonight and taking me to dinner.

Sounds as if you had a great trip to MELs. I wish we could all meet that would be fabulous.

Went to Big O Tire this morning to have tires rotated. Free as that is where I bought the tires. Then went to the libraray. They are beginning to recognize me since I hang out there quite often now. haha. Guess it is better than hanging out in a bar, where it isn't a free ride.

God love my BF in St. Louis. She sent me a card with $$ for gas to come and visit her. She must want me to visit really badly. Good thing gas has come down quite significantly. It is $1.57 right now in Indy and always cheaper in St. Louis. I will leave in the morning and return on Monday afternoon, so I may not post over the weekend.

Lots of Love and Hugs,

Shad
11-21-2008, 09:25 PM
Morning all,
Not much doing here today. It is actually raining - large wet drops of the stuff although I don't think it will last very long. Just enough to annoy the gardeners and too much for the idiots on the road who think that one has to drive faster in the wet to get wherever quicker.

Patty good to have you in again.

Annie - :crossed: :crossed::crossed: :crossed::crossed: :crossed::crossed: :crossed: drive carefully on the way to St Louis. What a nice pressie. Where did you go for dinner?

Ceejay - Same goes for you too. Drive safely, come back safe.

Carla - Glad to hear you have been having such a wonderful time in NY. Wish I could have been there, but maybe not for the cold broom cupboard that you rented. Crikey - I thought that you Canadians were into the cold weather and didn't Madcat say that you only do up the buttons on your coats when the temps reach -10 or so??? So good to hear that you've had such a wonderful visit with Mel. I knew you two would get on. Nutcases inc.

Happy - glad the tooth is better. Such pain from such a small item - unbelievable. I'm keeping an eye out for the lizard but he will be in hiding today - no sun or at least not much for him to come out to sit in. He may actually live in the warehouse but I haven't seen him before. I'll send out a message that you'd like a photo. Now where did I put the lizard phrasebook.

Mel - I'm taking the tablets. I'm trying to be nice to the lady. I don't know what I have done to upset her. Maybe I didn't admire the wedding photos or something. Have no idea. Maybe I tick her off because I like to get things done swiftly and keep in communication with people. She takes things to the wire. Sometimes I don't get to understand my car hire until the last minute before I take off into the wild blue yonder. Like today, she has sent a message saying the car is hired at the Paraburdoo airport. But hasn't bothered to tell me what company she has booked through. Aaah well Paraburdoo is small. Can't be more than a dozen or so hire car companies there. I'll just try them all until I find which one has my booking.

Okay - the power is due to go out here in around 7 minutes. I don't actually know what I will do for the 3 or so hours it is out. Maybe go to the shops and see if I can find any Christmas presents. Yep, there is that word again. Ruth doesn't allow Christmas until two weeks before the day. Maybe that's why she doesn't pop in too often. Mel's ticker puts her off.

I'd better go. cya

MELODY525
11-22-2008, 09:14 AM
HAPPY~ WAS THE COFFEE TOO HOT TO GULP DOWN??? I AM GLAD YOU WILL FINALLY BE ABLE TO EAT SOMETING BESIDES BABY FOOD THIS WEEKEND. :hug:

ANNIE~ I CAN UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE SECRETS. NOT ONLY FAMILY BUT FRIENDS CAN BE SO BADGERING AS WELL. THEY CAN SO EASILY DEFEAT THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF SOMETHING JUST WHEN YOU NEED THE MOST SUPPORT. GOD KNOWS YOU DID A GREAT JOB ON THE WEIGHTLOSS. :cheer: GAS IS CHEAPER OUT BY YOU. I FORGET WHAT IT IS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD BUT YOUR PRICES ARE LOWER.

CARLA~ OMG!! :yikes: YOU SHOULD HAVE STAYED HERE...SMOKE OR NO SMOKE!! :flame: NICE SHOPPING TRIP!! I WOULD HAVE LENT YOU MY WINTER COAT BUT I ONLY HAVE ONE :rofl: :rofl: SAFE TRAVELS MY NORTHERN FRIEND :hug: I WILL BRUSH UP ON MY HOSTESS SKILLS FOR THE NEXT VICTIM :rofl: :rofl: I REALLY HAD A GREAT TIME. JEN SAYS GOODBYE :hug:

CEEJAY~ HAVE FUN IN PARAGOULD!!! WILL YOU BE DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS THERE THIS WEEKEND??? I HAD FORGOTTEN IT WAS RENNIE'S BIRTHDAY THIS MONTH AROUND ELECTION TIME I THINK. :faint:

:hohoho: SHAD IS CHRISTMAS SHOPPING???? OMG!!! IT'S GONNA SNOW NOW FOR SURE HERE IN THE STATES!! :rofl: :rofl: HAVE FUN WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT. IS THERE NOT A MATE AROUND THAT YOU COULD SHARE THE LIGHTS-OUT WITH??? :belly: THE WOMAN REMINDS ME OF SOME ONE HERE....SHE THINKS SHE IS DOING AS GREAT JOB AND IS UNDERATED BUT SHE LEAVES OUT ALL THE IMPORTANT DETAILS...IT'S LIKE PULLING TEETH!! THEN GETS UPSET IF OUR TONE OF VOICES CHANGE!! :lol3: :lol3: HAVE FUN SHOPPING! I HEARD THAT....NUTCASES INC!!!:tantrum:

:sunny: LOTS OF SUNSHINE THIS MORNING. I AM TRYING TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND...OR NOT. WITH THE YEAR COMING TO AN END AND MEETINGS THERE WILL BE A LOT OF WORKING WEEKENDS. ALL THE ACCTS NOW CAN WORK BY THEMSELVES. EVERYTHING IS DUPLICATED AND IN THEIR OWN FILE CABINETS THANKS TO MY FRIEND FOR ORGANIZING THAT OFFICE. MAKES MY LIFE SO MUCH EASIER. MONDAY IS THE PLANT MAN AGAIN. I MUST REMEMBER TO THANK HIM FOR MY CHRISTMAS CACTUS. I HAVE BEEN SLEEPING IN A WEE BIT AND GOING TO BED EARLIER. FEELING MUCH MORE LIKE MY OLD SELF...:crazy:
HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY :moped:

happy2bme
11-22-2008, 12:34 PM
Good morning ladies,


I'm off for the next 9 days :dance: Well probably not all 9 - I do have to log on to work and make some notes of what to pick up working on when I get back because I will forget everything including my passwords :lol:

We are staying home - just getting some much needed things done around the house and if time permits, maybe a leg up on getting ready for that holiday that Shad won't let me speak out loud yet :rofl:

Mel - am glad to hear that the weekend accounting trips are all organized leaving more time for you the rest of the year. I think it's cold all over - takes at least a month before the body gets used to it. Stay warm and snuggly. Is Jen going to be painting the windows again this year?

Shad - what's that about the power going out? Good luck finding your car hire - perhaps they will greet you at the gate with a sign - this way m'am. Perhaps not, and you will go from booth to booth - do you know me???? :dunno: Hope not, how silly not to tell you which one.

I too wish we could all meet up some how. Not sure the world could handle the worldlies tho :lol3:

Annie - that is so cool what the BF did. Have a great trip and safe travels!

Ceejay - have a good mini trip. I think the 4 days off over the Thanksgiving holidays brings joy to alot of us :^:

Carla - I'm sorry we couldn't get together. Ewwww on the railing - I'd forgotten about yukko stuff like that. Hand sanitizer is a wonderful idea. Sounds like you had a great time taking in the sights. NY can be a fun place - for a while. Not sure I'd want the city life any more. The stairs wouldn't have gotten to me but the dark, cramped apartment sure would have. I guess by now you are packing up and getting ready to fly home. That surely went quickly!

Well my tooth is doing better - not completely but getting better and I just sent DH off to the dentist. He got a temporary cap on a back tooth and last night as he was using his Water Pik, I guess he blasted it right out of his mouth and down the drain. When I was up north, the temporaries held very well - not so down here. Don't know if they are cutting back on the material or just using crummy cement.

Guess I'd better get off the computer now. I am still in my pajamas and 2 of the neighbors are going to pick up Christmas lights to decorate the front entrance. I told them to call me if they wanted someone to come help and I sure can't do that if I'm in my pjs. Have a good Saturday all...

MELODY525
11-22-2008, 01:18 PM
I JUST WENT DOWN TO ANSWER A SMOKE ALARM AND I COULD SEE MY BREATH IN THE LOBBY BEFORE I EVEN OPENED THE DOORS! :faint: :brr: OMG THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE NEW DOORS BEFORE THE ENTIRE BUILDING KILLS ME BECAUSE I LOVED THEM!! IT IS SOOO EASY FOR ME NOW TO GET IN AND OUT. IT ALSO COMES AT A GREAT TIME WHEN MY ARMS DON'T WANT TO BEND BACKWARDS TRYING TO HOLD THE DOOR OPEN TILL I GET THRU IT!! LOL

HAPPY...OOOH I WISH I COULD DECORATE A BIT THIS WEEKEND...YOU ARE GIVING ME THE BUG TO DO IT TOO!! MAYBE THOSE PEEPS COMING TO PICK UP YOUR LIGHTS MIGHT GIVE ME A HAND. GOOD NEWS ON THE TOOTH. :hug: I CRACKED UP WITH THE DH BLASTING HIS CAP DOWN THE DRAIN! :rofl: :rofl: OMG TOO FUNNY BUT I GUESS IT WAS A SHOCK TO HIM!! HAPPY DECORATING IF YOU GO WITH THE TROOPS!!! :wreath:

MELODY525
11-22-2008, 01:19 PM
:faint: OMG!! ONLY 33 MORE DAYS LEFT!!! :yikes:

Ruthxxx
11-22-2008, 01:32 PM
Page 6?? I'll never catch up!

Hey! Kennedy was shot 45 years ago. Do you remember what you were doing?

I was sewing on one of six bridesmaids dresses for a friend's wedding and listening to the news. I was very shocked. A few minutes later my phone rang. It was the Children's Aid Society telling me they had a baby ready for our adoption - my Jim. The Social Worker went into shock when I told her what I'd just heard. It's 45 years ago but I can remember it clear as day!

Of course some of you are too young to remember but I'm really old.

Cold at a witch's tit here today but sunny. We've escaped any major dump of snow so far but it's coming. I'm spending way too much time with the puppy, have a new camera but am still learning to use it, am working on scripts and costumes for Country Christmas and fretting about getting ready for Christmas. Same old, same old!

Figured I'd better pop in at least! I need to go back a page or two and see what I've missed.

Shad
11-22-2008, 08:43 PM
Yep Ruth, I can remember what I was doing. I had a tennis date and was getting ready to go to that when the phone rang and a friend told me about the disaster. Funny, most people tend to remember things like that.
It's good to spend time with the doggage. It's important too, since it helps with stress and anxiety. Christmas will happen whether you are ready or not so no need to fret about that either.

Mel - sorry to hear that you are having problems with the door and heating. Have they set them to open from a distance or something. Isn't there a double set of doors??

Happy - you may speak in hushed whispers after Thanksgiving. Do not shout until well into December. I've declared December closed anyway, just jumping straight into January. About the 4th - that gets me past three anniversaries and straight into DS2's birthday, followed shortly after by our Ruth's birthday, not to mention the nephew, the IT man, his wife and children who were all born in January, and a couple of good friends. All January babies, just not born in the same year.
Poor DH - hope he is not in too much pain. But it means that you can go shopping for soup and no groceries. Just imagine a week of only soup & ice cream oh yumm. Maybe I'll try it myself.

Okay that's it. My next victim is here and ready to go. He heh if only he knew. And no Mel I haven't found (out of the 1600 or so here) a person to share lights out with. I'm fussy not frustrated. Besides the younger ladies of the night are doing a roaring trade - they leave business cards in phone boxes and on doors. How could I compete with that.

ceejay52
11-22-2008, 11:36 PM
Ruth
Yes, I remember also. I was in history class of all things. The secretary of the school at the time came to the door and announced that our president had been shot. We were immediately ushered to assembly to watch the breaking news. How sad. 10 years ago on this date my mom passed away.


I've got my work out for yesterday by shampooing my uncles family room carpet. It was a chore, but they deserve it and was glad to do it.

Got my hair cut today. It feels and looks so much better.

Mel
Still counting down Christmas. The day will be here before long.

Getting excited about going to Missouri Wednesday.

Waves to every one else :wave:

happy2bme
11-23-2008, 01:20 AM
November 22, 1963. I was sitting in my 3rd grade class. One sister (nun) walked in and whispered to the other. Both started crying really hard. We were told to get on our knees and start to pray the rosary for the president. I didn't know much about the president but I did know that kneeling on bare knees on cold, hard linoleum was quite painful. Everyone at home was very sad and I remember seeing the motorcade in Dallas on TV as well as the funeral. At the time I was rather young to understand the implications of it all. But I will never forget the moment.

Today has been an aggrivating, waste of a day. My 2 year old refrigerator in the garage has died. DH told me this afternoon that the light went out in it and when I went to put something in there tonight I said it was strangely quiet. DH verified that it was dead. It isn't the power switch or the circuit breaker either. 2 years old. Dead. And did I mention the 2 year old $1,000 Maytag washing machine we had to replace last year because of a KNOWN engineering defect that made the bloody thing full of mold and mildew. Or the $900 name brand "top of the line" pillow top mattress (the only kind we could get at the time) which now has to be replaced after 3 years because the thing is too soft and too cushy and is now all saggy after relatively little use? That and 6 new crowns (teeth) between DH and I and tell me we aren't contributing to the flailing economy??????

And then there's the thing about the lights and decorations at the front entrance to our subdivision. DH decided to be a nice guy and we went and carefully priced lights and electrical at 3 different stores to make sure we were getting the best for our tiny decorating budget. Even so we exceeded budget by a bit. We got lighted garland for the stone wall, a flood light to light up the wreath on the stone wall, 2 lighted Christmas trees (a medium and small one for a side grouping) as well as an electrical outlets, cords and a timer so unlike last year, we didn't run the lights 24 hours a day for 6 weeks. 2 of the neighbors came by to drop off the wreaths. They had bows which were too big for the wreaths and they didn't like the smaller bows I had bought to trim the garland. Garland was too "thin". Well I didn't have $200 to spend for fancy pine rope garland. I decided I didn't like the 2 lighted Christmas trees as the 2 sides on the entrance are not symetrical and while the trees looked fine on one side, there wasn't enough room for them on the other side. I said I was returning the trees (oh good, I didn't want to say anything but they were soooooo white...) One woman drove by, stopped her car, told us she didn't like the bows and hoped we were going to make the decorations look "professionally done". I wanted to ask her 1) how MUCH money did you contribute to this effort and 2) funny but I don't see you out here helping us at all. DH and I spent the better part of the day trying to be good samaritans but decided as it got colder and darker that if others wanted it a certain way, then perhaps we were better off just letting the same 2 people do it themselves as they always do. So we packed up the car and went off to dinner.

Oh and first thing I did this morning was call the dentist. They told DH to come into the office and while the dentist wasn't there - the assistant made him a new temporary cap. He came home miserable - said the air they blew to dry the tooth out made it hurt alot as well as the poking and probing. I gave him one of my pain pills. An hour later as we were setting off to the store he said he needed to write a nice letter to the dentist about the girl who made his temp. Said she spent alot of time fussing with it to make sure it fit right and this new one was better than the one the dentist did and it felt better in his mouth too. I guess that was one mighty fine pain pill :lol: But it goes to show you that things happen for a reason. He will no doubt be a bit more careful with the water pik from now on :lol:

Ruth - it wouldn't be Christmas without you organizing things so take on what is reasonable and be sure to enjoy it. Give the unenjoyable things to someone else to handle :rofl: I'm sure you're having fun with the pup. We are waiting on pictures from you too.

Mel are you saying there's a draft with the new doors? If they are easier for you to operate, I'm sure they are easier for some of the seniors too. You know it's cold when you can see your frosty breath. Brrrr... Want some of my hot coffee? I made DH a cup of hot cocoa when he was working outside today. I snuck a sip or two just to make sure it was the right temperature and ummmm :T it was good!!!!! I'll make some for you too - with or without marshmallows??? :coffee2:

Safe travels Carla - next time bring a coat although I have to agree with you ladies, someone who swims in the frigid cold ponds up north I would think would laugh at a NY November's day. But then again, if the apartment got frigid, sometimes you just can't warm up.

Shad - a week of soup would be just what you and I would enjoy most! I was looking at a photo album that my boss put online. She is a good photographer and she has some great pictures of NZ. Even tho she has a good eye for things, the scenery is just gorgeous. What a lovely land that is.

Oh well - not sure I will get here tomorrow morning. We have a busy day ahead. Have to go exchange the Christmas trees for white lights for the bushes instead, DH needs to sink deeper screws into the anchors on the stone walls then there is Sears repair to call on the refrigerator and a yard and a house to clean up. Oh and cat food to buy. So it's early to rise and let's get busy. Might not be back until tomorrow evening so be good. And if you can't at least have fun ;)

happy2bme
11-23-2008, 01:21 AM
Ruth - I'm lovin that winterberry avatar of yours!

Shad
11-23-2008, 01:28 AM
I'm back again, can you tell I am bored.

I’m sitting here wracking my poor brain about what more I can do here today. I have things I can do, but I need some guidance and permissions. I think I might leave early. No point in sitting here doing nothing. Trust the blokes to all p*ss off and leave me holding the baby.

Didn’t get up early this morning so no walk for me today. I really should have done considering what I ate last night. Why is it that if you are not cooking it for yourself you feel that you can load up the plate and just get on with all that food.

This camp (more like a downmarket resort) has some very good chefs. There is always a whole raft of choices to make. Roast dinner, fresh cooked steak and fish (to order), always some form of casserole or hotpot, vegetables of every shape and size. Last night for example, there was steamed rice, fried rice and boiled rice - either brown or white, steamed baby potatoes, roasted potatoes sprinkled with parmesan cheese and rosemary, chips, baked pumpkin, steamed carrots, chinese greens, broccoli and a ratatouille with a fair bit of chilli in it. I think mushrooms featured as well somewhere. There was a salad bar as well. Other than the roast beef, you could have curried prawns, satay chicken sticks, chicken parmigiana and some sort of pork dish. Add to that minestrone soup, bread, as much ice cream as you can roll in a cone, and desserts to die for (the brief glimpse I took had bannertorte, tiramisu, brownies, fresh fruit and a cheese platter) And they wonder why we put on weight!!!! Hellooooooooooo.

So it’s hard to keep your mind on the job (of losing weight) here. You don’t get to weigh the ingredients, you don’t get to have to clean up afterwards, you just get asked if you are not happy with the food if the plate is not loaded to the gunnels!

Okay so tomorrow is an early morning flight to Paraburdoo, a two hour drive to Mt Tom Price mine, two classes to do. Then find the place where I am to stay. Do it all over again on Tuesday and fly back on Wednesday. This should be interesting. I’ll be back Thursday to describe the travels or should that be the travails - don’t you just love English.

Shad
11-23-2008, 01:29 AM
Me too, gorgeous colour, nice shot.

carla49
11-23-2008, 01:34 AM
Hi Happy! No time to post properly right now - I'm happily back at home and enjoying my sleeping felines and all the nice bright space... All in all, I loved NYC, but would have loved it more with a brighter, warmer home-away-from-home. And maybe 3 weeks was a bit too long... Before leaving today I went to the Museum of Nat History and visited the wonderful Butterfly Conservatory. A perfect end to my trip, and I think you and your DH would have loved it.

No more for now, it's bedtime...
:wave: :wave: to all the worldly chicks, epecially Mel, the hostess with the mostest.

happy2bme
11-23-2008, 01:36 AM
Shad - remember that sometimes it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission :^:

You are making me hungry...

Safe travels to you. Guess you are taking your lessons on the road - I hope the natives learn something and that you find your car and your hotel without incident.

happy2bme
11-23-2008, 01:37 AM
Sleep tight Carla - glad you made it home safe to the kitties - isn't a room full of live butterflies one of the most awesome things????

happy2bme
11-23-2008, 01:38 AM
Guess I should follow suit and hit the bed myself. G'night all :yawn:

Shad
11-23-2008, 01:41 AM
No doubt everything will unfold as it should. The accommodation should be interesting since there was no room at the camp for visiting people like me so I have been classed as a Train Driver and will be bunking down in their area. Wonder how many elderly decrepit train drivers they have?? Hopefully it isn't a dormitory situation!!!

I'll see you all later and so glad to hear that Carla is home safe and sound. Lovely to have such a good holiday. Sleep well all

Shad
11-23-2008, 01:43 AM
I'm going home too but not to bed. Maybe a walk, maybe a drink in the sun, maybe nothing so flash - packing for tomorrow might be a good idea.

MELODY525
11-23-2008, 09:19 AM
RUTH...I WAS IN HIGHSCHOOL IN AN ART CLASS AND EVERYONE WENT CRAZY. MY TEACHER AND I WERE THE ONLY CALM ONES AND THEY FINALLY SENT US ALL HOME WHERE WE STAYED GLUED TO THE TV SET FOR DAYS. SCARY TIMES FOR SURE. STAY WARM UP THERE IN THE FROZEN NORTH AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYTHING!!! :wreath: :hohoho:

SHAD...WELL...YOU COULD MAKE UP SOME CARDS OF YOUR OWN WITH A CATCHY PHRASE TO GRAB THEIR "ATTENTIONS" :rofl: :rofl: HAPPY AND SAFE TRAVAILS!!! :scooter: HOPE IT'S A GOOD TRIP EVEN THOUGH IT'S WORK. I CANNOT GET OVER HOW MANY FOOD CHOICES THERE ARE!! WOW!! IS IT LIKE THAT EVERY PLACE YOU GO THAT HAS A CAMP?? WONDER HOW MANY CHEFS THEY HAVE THERE?? I WOULD BE A BALLOON IN NO TIME!!

HAPPY...SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BIOTCHY RESIDENT. THEY ALWAYS HAVE LOTS TO SAY BUT NEVER CHIP IN WITH EITHER TIME, HELP OR MONEY. SOW THE FRIDGE TOO??? MUST BE A BAD TIME FOR THINGS ELECTRICAL! THE BLDG HERE IS HAVING PORBS WITH STUFF LIKE THAT. GLAD DH GOT A GOOD JOB AT THE DENTIST. WHAT KIND OF WATER PIK IS THAT??? HIGH SPEEDO??? :rofl: REMIND ME NEVER TO BUY ONE!! PLEASE ADD SOME LITTLE MARSHMALLOWS TO MY COCOA!! I LOVE THEM:love: JUST WHAT I NEED TO FACE THE LOBBY!

CEEJAY...THE FAMILY CAN BE THANKFUL NEXT WEEK FOR THEIR CLEAN RUGS!! GOOD JOB AND A NICE THING TO DO. SOMETHING LIKE THAT IS ALWAYS WELCOMED! WHEN YOU COME BACK FROM I MISSOURI WE CAN HEAR ALL ABOUT IT :dance:

CARLA....:welcome: HOME! GLAD YOU ARRIVED SAFE AND SOUND. YOU AND SHAD BELONG TO THE JET SET. I THINK THE SHOCK OF THE WEATHER CHANGE HAS THROWN US ALL OFF. 60 DEGREES ONE DAY THEN IT HITS A LOW OF 24 ALL IN THE SPACE OF LIKE 24 HOURS!! BUT BETTER THAN WHEN HAD WAS HERE AND IT WAS OVER 100 IN THE SHADE :beach: ENJOY THE KITTIES.


:cofdate: I AM LOVING THE CHANGE OF AVATARS. GETTING MY NEXT ONE LINED UP AND READY! :hohoho: LAST NIGHT THE KIDS WERE HERE. TODAY THEY GET TO PICK UP THE DD AT THE AIRPORT. PRAYING FOR A DRAMA-FREE THANKSGIVING. I HAD TO CALL THE GRANDPA TO DECLINE AN INVITATION. MENTIONED PERFUME, CIGARETTES AND PETS. HE SEEMS SATISFIED THAT I CALLED HIM MYSELF AND GAVE HIM GOOD REASONS.
NOT TO MENTION THAT I REALLY WANTED TO SAY "OVER MY DEAD BODY". :rofl: :rofl:

AS FOR OUR FRONT DOORS: BEFORE THEY LEFT, STEVE TOLD ME THEY NEED A DIFFERENT KIND OF SEAL. SO THEY ARE ON ORDER. YES SHAD, YOU ARE RIGHT AND THERE ARE 2 SETS OF DOORS. LIVING IN THE "CHICAGO" SECTION ON THE CLIFFS OF THE HUDSON RIVER, WE GET WINDS OF HURRICAN PROPORTIONS. WAIT TILL THE SNOWS COME AND THEY COME FLYING IN AS WELL. YOU SHOULD SEE THE LEAVES RIGHT NOW! THEY LOOK LIKE A FALL CARPET AND NEED TO BE HOOVERED EVERY 5 MINUTES :rofl: BUT AS FOR CONVENIENCE...A LOT OF US ARE LOVING THEM. JEN JUST UNLOADED THE CAR LAST NIGHT AND DID SOME SHOPPING...BOTH KIDS GOT IN HANDS FREE. IT'S A GREAT ASSET. HOPE THE BLDG GETS USED TO IT SOON!! I HAVE TOLD THE OFFICE TO ASK FOR SOME PLEXIGLASS LIKE A BUS STOP OUTSIDE IN ORDER TO BREAK THE WIND. I REALLY THINK THAT'S THE ONLY ANSWER BUT WE WILL SEE HOW MANY MEETINGS IT TAKES TO GET A "BILL" PASSED. THEY CAN SOMETIMES BE JUST LIKE THE SENATE! :faint:
I AM OFF FOR SOME CLEANING AND R&R.
HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY :moped:

MELODY525
11-23-2008, 09:22 AM
i see a whole conversation on thsi page going on. and what was happy doing up so late???? train drivers??? wonder if they wear uniforms??? call me and i'll leave right away!!! :love:

diyana
11-23-2008, 09:51 AM
Good morning ladies -

I hope you're all enjoying your weekend. Sorry I've been away for a couple days. Friday was really busy at work for me, and yesterday DH, DMIL and I went to a craft show, then to a Festival of Trees - where they had many different decorated Christmas trees, all with a different theme! We also listened to some great choirs and saw some wonderful Irish dancing - my MIL's (and my) favorite! It was a great time! Today, I got up early (about 6:30) and have lots of work to do on the computer - pet sitting website, work for my full time job, etc. So unfortunately, not much time for personals.

Annie - CONGRATS on the interview! How wonderful that you got to interview with the P and the VP after all! :goodvibes: and :crossed:

Shad - Wish you had taken a photo of the lizard. DH and I have a bearded dragon lizard, but I'm pretty sure that's not the kind you saw. Those frilled neck lizards are so cool. I'd love to see one in person!

Happy - I hope your mouth is feeling better after the root canal.

Mel - I hope you're staying warm.

Ceejay - Good for you for getting your house cleaning done.

Carla - Glad you made it home safe.

Ruth - hope you're doing well. :hug:

Has anyone heard from our about Rennie?

Well, lots to do today, and I hope to get most of it done before noon so I can enjoy the rest of my Sunday!

Love and hugs to all you wonderful Worldlies!

happy2bme
11-23-2008, 11:23 AM
Good morning chicks,

It's a new day. Will see what adventures await...

Mel - that might not be a bad idea with the plexiglass side panels to block the wind a bit - kind of like a "waiting for the bus shelter" area. It won't block the cold but at least it will break the wind and keep all the elements out of the lobby. Got some extra leaves here if you want in case you are running short :lol: Tis the time of year when it's quite common to see 40 bags of leaves in front of people's lawns.

Train driver eh Shad? :chin: Aren't those called engineers and you get to wear a black and white striped hat with matching coveralls? :lol: I wonder if your accomodations will be more sparse or luxurious? I'm thinking spartan - well as long as the bed is comfy and the blanket is warm enough and there's enough loo stalls to go around.

Pity you have to work on Sunday Michelle but it sounds like things are gearing up for you. Any luck on the job front for DH?

Coffee is finished. Going to make my to-do list for the day. Have a good one chicks. :wave:

ceejay52
11-23-2008, 08:13 PM
I've had a good time with the aunt and uncle. Would you believe that I paid 1.59 for a gallon of gas in Paragould today. It took less than 15 dollars to fill the tank today. It's 30 cents more a gallon down here.

I really do not want to go to work tomorrow and may not do much of anything when I get there.

Hope everyone has had a good week end.

Shad
Hope the accomodations were suitable.

Carla
Glad you are safeland back home.

Happy
I'm not much of a list maker. My mind is easily side tracked.

Ruth
Are you still playing with the puppies?

1day@atime
11-23-2008, 11:02 PM
Hello Ladies,

Had a great weekend. One my my friends took me out for a early birthday lunch. It's been a while since I've seen her, we talked about old times.

Ceejay - Gasoline is pretty cheap here too. I just don't understand how it can be up to $4.00 a gallon a few months ago and now under $2.00.

Mitchellez - Sounds like you had a fun filled weekend. I love going to craft fairs.

Carla - There's no place like home. Welcome back.

Shad - No wonder you battle with your monthly weigh-in/loss. If i had all that food available for me, oh, let's not go there.

Happy - Hope you got everything accomplished on your list.

:wave: to everyone

MELODY525
11-24-2008, 10:17 AM
I SEE PATTI IS ALL DECORATED AS WELL NOW! GLAD YOU GOT THE EARLY BIRTHDAY LUNCH!! HOW NICE TO SPEND TIME WITH AN OLD FRIEND. I SEE YOU ARE HAVING A BIRTHDAY ON WEDNESDAY RIGHT?? lhb:

CEEJAY~ BET THE FAMILY WAS JUST AS HAPPY TO BE SPENDING TIME WITH YOU ALSO. I HATED GOING DOWN TO THE OFFICE THIS MORNING TOO!

HAPPY...UT SEEMS LIKE WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF LEAVES...THE LOBBY WAS ONLY A QUARTER FILLED THIS MORNING....SO SAVE ME ABOUT 25 BAGS THIS MONTH OK??:lol3: :lol3: HIPE YOU ENJOY ALL THE TIME OFF AND HAVE A GREAT TURKEY VACATION:thanks2:

WHAT A MESS THE OFFICE IS IN. THE BOSS IS OFF TILL NEXT WEEK, WE'RE SHORT IN THE MAINT. DPEARTMEN WITH M OTA OUT AND THINGS ARE SCHEDULED FOR TODAY AND NO NOTICES WENT OUT TO THE TENANTS. I DID WHAT I COULD FOR ALMOST 2 HRS AND THE REST IS UP TO THEM. IT'S ALL PHYSICAL STUFF. SOMETIMES BEING IN THE WHEELCHAIR COMES IN HANDY :rofl: :rofl:
TIME FOR BREAKFAST AND SOME MUCH NEEDED PEDALING. BEEN VERY LAZY STILL!
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY :moped:

happy2bme
11-24-2008, 11:19 AM
Good morning chicks,

It's a wet one here today. Temps have warmed a bit so it's milder than 2 days ago but I think we are headed for another dip down again. We should have spent the weekend raking leaves - they are now a soggy mess but instead we spent practically all weekend at the front entrance to our subdivision decorating. It looks nice but we didn't finish. We went out to get lights yesterday and I thought we needed more than we got and DH said no we didn't (with conviction). Turns out we needed about 600 more lights to finish the bushes. (So there! :shrug: ) The lady we were working with said she'd go get the rest of them today which was a relief that I didn't have to do it. As it is, today I have to go to the dentist - they will replace my temp cap on one side and finish up the root canal on the other side. Then I have to go to 3 different stores returning decorations. Everyone had a different opinion on what they thought it should look like and after a while I just said, ok - tell me what you want done and I'll do it. I am feeling somewhat like we blew the weekend away though we did spend it on a worthy cause. :^:

Patty - I agree with you pondering the swing in gas prices. We hit below 2 dollars a gallon and gee whiz, prices are creeping up to 2 dollars again just in time for everyone getting ready to hit the road for holiday travels. Isn't that interesting...

DH was just saying that instead of bailing out the banks and the auto makers and everyone else with their hand out who didn't manage their companies well, instead the government should give every taxpayer 1 million dollars. Then we could all spend and invest again and that will stimulate the economy. Don't have to worry about banks having money to extend credit - if we all have a million bucks, we don't need no stinkin' loans. Small businesses wouldn't need short term loans because there would be a steady influx of cash from people spending. I think maybe he's on to something there :lol:

Everyone I talk to - including myself - says they are cutting back on the spending this season. However, if you look at the stores and the traffic on the weekends, that's hard to believe. Shopping carts are full and people are out shopping. Although it does seem to me that stores are offering better sales and earlier than last year.

Mel - if the boss took off then they should have checked the schedule before they left - not dumped it on you. Nice of you to help where you could, now go back upstairs and tend to your business :lol:

Ceejay - it's because I'm so scatterbrained that I NEED lists. I get distracted too easily and then when I'm falling asleep I'm thinking arghhhh - I forgot to do such and such :write:

I'd like to get a jump on things before I head to the dentist so let's get cracking here. I actually thought about taking a challenge to stay off the computer for 3 days just so I could focus but that gave me a bad case of the heebie jeebies so I had to sit here and calm down :rofl:

Take care and happy Monday!

ceejay52
11-24-2008, 05:09 PM
Happy
I like dh's approach to fix the economy. I'd be having withdrawel's if I stayed away form the puter for 3 day's.


The boss man just called me on the radio. The chemical truck is on it's way.

diyana
11-24-2008, 05:39 PM
Hey ladies -- quick check in for me today. It'll be a busy couple days at work as I'm trying to get a weeks worth of work done in 2.5 days. We got 3" of snow this morning, which made driving into work a little fun.

Happy - I hope your dentist visit went well. Enjoy the rest of your time off. Good for you for getting your outside decorations mostly done. We might skip lights all over the house, but we will put up our traditional five 8' tall inflatable penguins, along with nearly 2 dozen other light up or animated penguins all over our front yard. We're going to do our outside decorating this weekend. Hopefully the weather will be nice and the ground won't be frozen so we can pound the stakes into the ground.

Shad - I hope the train driver's room was ok.

Patty - Love the avatar! Happy early birthday! Glad you had a nice time with your friend!

Mel - Stay warm. We don't have any leaves here that we can send your way. Sorry.

Ceejay - I don't understand the gas prices either. We're paying about $1.79 or so, so I'm thrilled it's under $2/gallon! :)

Well, I gotta get back to it.

A big :wave: and a :hug:.

Love and hugs,

happy2bme
11-24-2008, 06:30 PM
You have PENQUINS - I am sooooooooooooooooooo jealous Michelle. :( I saw the cutest grouping at Costco last year and DH said he'd leave me if I tried to sneak them home. :kickcan: Funny thing is, my friend at work A - her DH told her the same thing - they must have been tipping off the men at the door of Costco :rofl:

Not envying your snow though... Stay warm and good luck getting all the work done - we always pay double (in work load) for a few days off.

Ok, I gotta go put the rest of the groceries away now... back later

annie175
11-24-2008, 08:39 PM
Oh My Goodness...there was a lot of conversation on this site while I was in St. Louis.

Ruth...I was 3 and do not remember the whole Kennedy thing. The first thing I remember was the space shuttle blowing up with Christa McCollough (sp) on it. I was at my desk at work at RCA and heard it on the radio. Then the next major thing I remember was the Twin Towers, again at my desk at RCA (then renamed Thomson) and saw it on the TV as live as live could be. Wowser.

St. Louis was wonderful. Baby Olivia, now 3 mos, was just as sweet, smiled, and cooed, and had the most delicious kisses on her neck. She giggled out loud. We all watched the Colts game last night on TV, the younger adults drank red bull and vodka. How awful is that? Not me, I passed. I guess that is the drink of the the 20 yr olds. Got back in town around 2 as I stopped by my friend who colors my hair and got a color job. She use a new brand of color and man o man is my hair white blonde. Real floozy looking. haha

Not much else going on here. Hello to everyone...

love and hugs

happy2bme
11-24-2008, 11:36 PM
Red Bull and Vodka is popular here with the kids too. We were talking about it in class last week. One young girl said the reason people like it is because the alchohol makes you sleepy and all the caffeine in the Red Bull keeps you awake. Apparently they have not yet figured out that sometimes the best drunk is a sound asleep one :lol:

But I too thought ewww ick yuck when I heard that's what they were drinking...

Glad you had a good time Annie.

diyana
11-25-2008, 09:16 AM
Good morning chicks -

I'm in at work early today, as we had system issues yesterday that made it impossible to test anything out. So after I got the mandatory morning reports done, I couldn't accomplish much in the afternoon. And tomorrow our office closes at noon. So here I am with 1.5 days to accomplish 5 days of work. Lucky me! I'll do the best I can and not worrry about it a bit after I leave work tomorrow. I'm going to enjoy my 4.5 days off work.

Tomorrow afternoon, I've got an appointment with an allergist for my food allergy, which I still believe is to soy protein and soy flour (both of which are in SOOOO many foods). Hopefully, he can figure out what I am actually allergic to so that I can eat without worrying about always carrying around a Benedryl.

I met with the pet sitting company owner last night to go over more changes to the website and other documents. Should keep me busy this weekend. She also asked if I could help check in on some animals on Thursday night and Friday morning. I am cooking dinner on T'Day, but it'll just be me, DH, his mom, her sister and brother in law - so a very small group. And DH's aunt and uncle will want to leave early...so I can drive them home on the way to pet sitting.

Happy - Yes, we do have penguins! Lots of them! I'll have to post photos of our lawn when it's done. As for our interior Christmas decorations, they are almost entirely penguins as well. In fact, 99% of the ornaments on our tree are penguins, and we put a stuffed penguin on top of the tree instead of an angel (penguins are all little angels in tuxedos, right?) :lol: We do have a couple Schnauzer ornaments, and Wizard of Oz ornaments....but the vast majority are penguins. Do you have any other plans for your week off? Or just getting your house more and more decorated for the holidays? How fun!! I really enjoy doing that, especially this year since DH's mom is here with us!

Annie - Glad you had fun! Babies are really adorable, especially when they're happy. Red Bull & Vodka - I'll pass as well. My beverage of choice is a nice brewski. Otherwise, give me a Baileys & coffee, or peppermint schnaps and cocoa, or a white russian...something like that. We gotta see photos of the new color and new do. I've got to get my roots done and a hair cut soon. I'm naturally a blond, but I do get it colored to lighten and golden it up a bit.

Ruth - I was just over a year old when Kennedy was assassinated, so I don't have any memory of it. I do have vivid memories of where I was when John Lennon was shot, and the space shuttle blew up, and of course on 9/11.

Mel - I hope you're staying warm and getting to relax some. You work way too hard.

Shad - You work too hard too, but that goes without saying. I hope you're doing well.

A big :wave: to everyone!

Love and hugs,

MELODY525
11-25-2008, 10:32 AM
CEEJAY~ IF I WAS OFF THE PC FOR 3 DAYS WITHOUT A GOOD REASON, I'D GO NUTS TOO! :crazy:

HAPPY~ I LIKE THE DH'S WAY OF THINKING!! NOW WHY DIDN'T THE PRESIDENT THINK OF THAT!! :cheer2: IT REALLY WAS GOOD OF YOU AND DH TO DO ALL THAT WORK FOR THE DECORATING OF YOU COMMUNITY. HOPE THE DENTIST GOES WELL AND YOU CAN EAT YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER WITHOUT ANY PAIN. HIDE THE WATER PIK TOO JUST IN CASE! :yikes:

MICHELLE~ YOUR DAYS OFF SOUND FILLED UP ALREADY. ENJOY! FLAD THE EXTRA WORK THING IS WORKING OUT. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE WITH ALL THE SNOW. I REALLY WISH YOU LUCK WITH THE ALLERGY THING. IT IS SAD THAT SOY IS EVERYWHERE. COMPANIES HAVE LEARNED THAT IT'S A CHEAP WAY TO ADD PROTEIN TO EVERYTHING NOW THAT "DIETERS" ARE ON THE WATCH FOR HIGH PROTEIN NUMBERS IN THEIR FOODS ALL THE TIME. ONE DR TOLD ME IN THE EYE CLINIC THAT IF I DON'T HAVE TO ACTUALLY PREPARE THE FOOD AND COOK IT THEN I SHOULD LEAVE IT IN THE STORE :faint: HE IS A "WHOLE FOODS" ENTHUSIAST!! SO GOOD LUCK!

ANNIE~ :welcome: HOME!! HAD A LAUGH AT THE DYE JOB :rofl: IT MIGHT EVEN GET YOU A JOB FASTER!!!
GLAD THE TRIP WAS NICE AND ALL IS WELL. RED BULL AND VODKA? I THINK THESE 20 YR OLDS HAVE A DEATH WISH! GOOD THING YOU PASSED IT UP!

:rain: WOW WHAT A CRAPPY DAY IT IS HERE. WAS POURING RAIN WHEN I FIRST GOT UP SO I CANCELLED THE FOOD SHOP. TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY. I HAVE A BIT OF PAIN IN THE HIP. WOKE UP WITH IT. :cry: GOING TO TRY AND PEDAL FOR A FEW MINUTES AND SEE IF I CAN GET THE "KINK" OUT!! I MADE A DECISION LAST NIGHT...WE USUALLY GET THE COMM. ROOM TREE UP THIS WEEK. BUT WITH EVERYONE NOT DOING THEIR JOB AND SOME ARE OUT, I DECIDED IT COULD WAIT TILL NEXT WEEK. I FEEL BADLY FOR THE SENIORS BUT IT WOULD BE ME DOING THE MAJORITY OF THE WORK AND QUITE FRANKLY, I DON'T FEEL UP TO IT. TOO BAD I DIDN'T THINK OF THIS WHILE CARLA WAS HERE:rofl: :rofl:
ANYWAY....I PHONED IN MY MESSAGE TO POSTPONE IT LAST NIGHT SO I COULDN'T CHANGE MY MIND TODAY DUE TO GUILT!!
I AM OFF TO EXERCISE :moped:
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY :thanks2:

MELODY525
11-25-2008, 10:35 AM
BECAUSE I MIGHT BE GONE EARLY IN THE MORNING WEDNESDAY. THIS IS FOR PATTI!!


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:balloons: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS PAT!!
HOPE IT'S A WONDERFUL DAY TOMORROW.
DON'T FORGET TO MAKE A BIG WISH!! :hb:
ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY :gift:

ceejay52
11-25-2008, 11:06 AM
I'm counting the hours. I'm leaving for Springfield, Mo in the morning. I'm looking forward to this much needed get away and visit. Next time I'm going to fly. I keep forgetting about Memphis International.

Patty
Just in case I don't get to post tomorrow have a :bday2:

diyana
11-25-2008, 12:12 PM
Patty -

:bday2: :bday2you: :hb:

:celebrate: :woo:

happy2bme
11-25-2008, 01:49 PM
Hi chicks,

Are we wishing Patty a happy early birthday? It is tomorrow, isn't it? So happy early :hb: eve Patty :lol:

Tonight we are going to see Mannheim Steamroller. We have to leave early or else sit in the rush hour traffic which is horrid. So we're going to get downtown really early with about 2 and a half hours to kill. Not much to see around there in the late afternoon so we'll just try not to get mugged :rofl: I told DH that this is more like listening to an orchestra so don't be expecting the Eagles. :rolleyes:

Yesterday's dentist appt went fine but I did have to wait an hour and a half to be seen. He came in apologizing and said it must be a full moon - lots of emergency toothaches yesterday. So it was another disruptive day. I woke up today feeling like I was coming down with something - tight chest, headache and sneezing. Always happens when the masses are out in abundance at the stores. I went back and slept in a bit more and since we have to leave here in the early afternoon, it's going to be another partial day.

I did get all my shopping done. But I do have to return some decorations. I'm weighing the difference between rushing about today or dealing with the insance crowds tomorrow. I have all my groceries for Turkey day, just need a package of cheese for one casserole. Maybe I could just sneak in tomorrow at the customer service/returns desk and avoid the lines of all the people shopping. Stores will be closed Thursday (or they should be for Thanksgiving) and no way in holy gazooties will you catch me out at any store on Black Friday. I kind of think this week is going to fly by even faster than I thought.

Well I'm certainly not getting anything productive done sitting here so... love to the chicks. Have a pleasant, safe journey to those of you getting ready to travel in the next day or two. Enjoy the time off and the company of family and loved ones. :hug:

diyana
11-25-2008, 02:38 PM
Happy - Have a wonderful time at the Mannheim Steamroller concert! Is there some nice restaurant you can go to near the concert hall? I hope you feel better...nothing worse than the tight chest, headache and sneezing....well pneumonia is worse...but you know what I mean. :lol: Anyway, get better. Good for you for getting all your shopping done. It would probably better, if you have time, to return the decorations and get the cheese today....because crowds will be bad tomorrow. I might hit the Black Friday shopping, I haven't decided. Have a great evening! :hug:

ceejay52
11-25-2008, 07:11 PM
I'm starting my own little challenge as of today. Exercise daily at least 30-45 minutes. I would really like to get back below 190 before December 1.

annie175
11-25-2008, 07:52 PM
BIG BIG NEWS....YOU ARE READING THE POST OF THE NEWEST EMPLOYEE OF HUMANA!!!! START DATE: 12/8/08. I DRIVE OVER TO LOUISVILLE, KY ON SUNDAY EVENING, STAY OVER, GO TO ORIENTATION AT THE CORP OFFICE IN LOUISVILLE, DRIVE BACK MONDAY AFTERNOON, THEN START IN INDY ON TUESDAY!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING. I TRULY HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR. AND THANK YOU GIRLS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT. NOW WE HAVE TO WORK ON MICHELLE'S HUBBY. AMEN SISTAS.

annie175
11-25-2008, 07:53 PM
TALK ABOUT HIGH FIVE'S AND CHEST BUTT'S, HUGS AND SCREAMING. YEAH WHO!!

Shad
11-25-2008, 09:40 PM
Annie - big congratulations. :woohoo: :woohoo:. You do truly have much to celebrate for thanksgiving.

Also Happy Birthday ::bday2: :celebrate: :gift: :balloons: :woo: :hb: :bday2you: to Patty mainly because today here is tomorrow where she is and I have no idea of what I might be doing then. Not grammatical but what the heck.

Mt Tom Price is quite beautiful. It's all red and green. Continually dressed for Christmas. Red soil, green grass. I have taken a few photos, and will do some more as time permits.

Gotta go find my man. See ya

happy2bme
11-26-2008, 01:17 AM
:cb::broc::carrot:

Yay Annie - you go girl! :woohoo: :dance:

So very, very happy for you. I can feel the excitement all the way over here. Careful now, don't want to set off that New Madrid fault :lol:

What great news - hope this is the start to a long and lovely relationship. :hug:

happy2bme
11-26-2008, 01:22 AM
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/happybirthday.gif PATTY

Hope you have a great birthday and a fabulous year ahead!!!

happy2bme
11-26-2008, 01:30 AM
The concert was nice. They played Christmas music so it was a nice kick off to the season. Played several of my favorites from their collection. Not sure I'd go to see them again (no guitar pick, drumstick or violin bow souvenier from this one :lol: ) But it was nice to see them once in concert.

DH and I went to a local restaurant on Beale Street (blues clubs). We were the only ones in the restaurant as it was really early. We had a nice dinner of yummy BBQ ribs, with traditional sides of cole slaw (a vinagrette kind) and baked beans. I was afraid to eat the entire meal as my tummy is not being kind to me lately. But I did enjoy what I did eat. We did quite a bit of walking around the area before and after so at least we walked off a bit of dinner.

Half of my vacation is over and I didn't get much done at all. We got a call this afternoon - after all our hard work at the front entrace, there appears to be a power problem on one side of the entrance. DH went and looked at it quickly and he said their is no power at all to the main outlets. I think we are in for some pricey repairs. It looks rather goofy with one side decorated and the other side pitch dark.

Time for me to hit the sack. Glad I was able to see Annie's happy news. Sleep tight chicks - except for Shad. In her case, what's for lunch today? :hungry: :lol:

Roseblush
11-26-2008, 08:38 AM
Happy Birthday Patti, have a great year........all the best to you and family.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone, enjoy the day your friends and family.
Way to go Annie..... good luck with the new job......
Hope this finds everyone well and ready to take a break. I know I am very ready. One more day of work and then Toby and I will leave early in the morning for the Flathead. Our weather here has still been so beautiful for fall but I am anxious for some snow to arrive.
Thinking of all of you around the world and sending warm wishes.
Peace,
Nae

diyana
11-26-2008, 09:16 AM
Happy Birthday to Patty!!

And :woohoo: :congrats: to Annie. It's weird....but I just kept thinking all day yesterday that you would be offered the Humana job! I was so sure of it!! I'm SOOOOO happy for you!!!! :bravo: :hug: :dance:

MELODY525
11-26-2008, 09:28 AM
:hb: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ONE MORE TIME PATTI! :gift:

JEN CAME LAST NIGHT AND BROUGHT MY GROCERIES AND RICHIE'S DD WITH HER SO I DIDN'T GO OUT THIS MORNING AFTER ALL. JUST AS WELL CAUSE THE BURSITIS IN THE HIP IS ACTING UP STILL.
WE ALL HAD A NICE VISIT AND THEY WILL BE BACK TONITE WHICH WILL BE OUR THANKSGIVING. THEN THEY ARE OFF TO THE BROTHER'S HOUSE FOR DINNER AND A SLEEPOVER. THE DD IS HERE TILL THE 2ND.
NOT MUCH NEW HERE. JUST KEEPING A LOW PROFILE AND STAYING OUT OF THE OFFICE. I WAS ASKED TO DO A THANKSGIVING PHOTO SHOOT IN THE RAIN AND SAID "SORRY, NOT UP TO IT, FIND SOMEONE ELSE".
THAT IS 3...NO 4 TIMES I HAVE SAID NO IN THE LAST 2 WEEKS. I THINK I AM BECOMING A SCROOGE....MUST HAVE MY PHD IN BAH HUMBUG 101 BY NOW :hohoho:
AOL SAID IT HAD FILES THAT WERE CORRUPT AND COULD NOT BE FIXED. SO I DID AS ASKED AND DOWNLOADED 9.1 BUT COULD YOU BELIEVE IT TOOK OVER 4 HOURS ON DIAL-UP? THEN MCAFEE NEEDED TO DOWNLOAD AND SCAN. ESTIMATED TIME WAS 3 HRS AND 57 MINUTES. THAT WAS AT 10:30 SO I SAID GOODNIGHT TO THE PC AND LET IT DO IT'S THING. I NOW HAVE EVERYTHING UP AND RUNNING THIS MORNING. :dance: ALL IS WELL IN MY CORNER OF THE WORLD NOW.
HAVE A HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY:moped:

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WOW!! ANNIE!! CONGRATULATIONS. I AM SO GLAD THE GODS WERE WATCHING OUT FOR YOU!! AND YOU ARE SO RIGHT...NOW FOR MICHELLE'S HUBBY!! GOOD LUCK AND SAFE TRAVELS. ENJOY THE NEW START!! STAY CALM:hug:

MICHELLE....HOPE THE HUBBY FINDS SOMETHING SOON ALSO. FINGERS CROSSED. LOVE THE NEW AVATAR!! AND ENJOY THE VISIT WITH MIL.

HAPPY...I AM GLAD THEY HAD YULE TUNES AT THE CONCERT!!! YAY!! :wreath: DINNER AND THE STROLL SOUNDED VERY NICE. HOPE YOU AREN'T GETTING SICK FOR THE HOLIDAY SO YOU CAN NKEEP ENJOYING THE MINI VACATION. TOO BAD ABOUT THE LIGHTS. WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON??? :faint:

CEEJAY...HAVE A SAFE TRIP AND HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH THE FAMILY!!! GOOD LUCK WITH THE EXERCISE CHALLENGE!!

SHAD....MT TOM PRICE IS RATHER COLORFUL AND SOUNDS LIKE MY KIND OF XMASSY PLACE!!! :hohoho: I DO BELIEVE I SAW PICTURES OF IT WHEN I GOOD=GLED DAMPIER LONG AGO. HOW GOES THE TRAVELING?

NAE~ A HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AS WELL. SAFE TRAVELS TO YOU AND WEE TOBY. HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH THE FAMILY!

diyana
11-26-2008, 10:50 AM
Hello again chicks -

Happy - glad you had a nice dinner and that you and DH enjoyed the concert. And you have done A LOT on your vacation....heck you decorated your neighborhood!! Sorry to hear about the power problem though.

Nae - Wishing you safe travels and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Mel - Good for you for staying out of the office and for saying NO again! :bravo: You're not a scrooge...you're taking care of you! which is the most important thing you can do!

DH has an interview this morning. :crossed: I'm here at work for until noon and then off to the allergy doctor. Also, I'll be doing some pet sitting and website work this long weekend. And getting our Xmas tree and decorating it. And doing the outdoor decorations (putting up all those penguins) and some of the indoor decorations! It will be a busy and fun 4 days! I'll check in as much as I can.

Wishing you all a very safe and fun Thanksgiving weekend.

It would be fun if we could all celebrate together....but we'll be together in spirit!

Love and hugs to all my wonderful worldy friends,

happy2bme
11-26-2008, 12:03 PM
:bday2you: Patty - enjoy your day.

Good morning ladies,

Guess those of us in the states are getting ready for Thanksgiving. To the rest of you it's just... Wednesday :lol:

I plan on staying home today and tackling lots. All I need is a bit of cheddar cheese for a casserole and I can send DH out for that at the small market down the street. (Will be MUCH cheaper if he goes) :lol:

Michelle- sounds like you put up a real tree. I love the smell of them. With us going away for Christmas it doesn't make sense to put up a real one. And I can't imagine staying here for Christmas. That would break my heart for sure although I keep thinking that one year we or rather you will get wallopped with snow making the drive an impossibility. But this won't be that year, right? So Michelle, you busy bee, I'm sure you'll get everything done on the list. Best wishes going out to DH on the interview :crossed: I can focus all my magic dust on him alone now that Annie is taken care of :D

Nice of Jen to shop for you Mel. Love your whoo hoo there lady :lol: Yikes on the download. My cable internet is getting slower each week but I can't imagine being on dial up any more. You are a patient soul :hug: Are you and Jen going to pool resources and make just one dinner for all of you to share?

Shad - I find there's something especially pretty about red soil. As long as it's not all over your shoes. :lol: Enjoy the sights.

Rose - glad SOMEONE is looking forward to snow. I could take it for 1 day. Of course I did love it late at night when it's snowing and so quiet that you can hear the snow fall. Hope you get your wish.

Well I think I'll go make up my Thanksgiving menu. It's supposed to rain tomorrow evening and I hope it stays away until then as I am planning on grilling the turkey. Which reminds me, I think I also need a turkey pan - I use the disposable aluminum ones since the grill gets so hot it warps other pans. Darn - that means I have to go to the grocery store with the other maniacs. I don't dare send DH for that - he will for sure get the wrong thing.

I hate going out of the house - it ruins my momentum. Foo. Oh well dummy me for not remembering when I went earlier. So I'd better get going.

Have a good Wednesday chicks, whatever you are up to. :wave:

diyana
11-26-2008, 01:53 PM
Happy - Yup, we put up a real tree. DH and I love the smell of them. That's good that you'll be coming up north for Christmas. As for DH's interview....it wasn't meant to be. It was for a small 3 person office who really don't need an IT person at all, much less someone of DH's skills. And they were only going to pay around $6/hour....which is way lower than DH could go. Plus, the company is Downtown Milwaukee...so $6/hour would barely pay for the gas and parking. Nope, this one isn't for him...but he's got lots of other opportunities going...he'll get a great offer next week (keep your magic dust for him next week). :)

annie175
11-26-2008, 06:32 PM
Thank you all for the Congrats....I spent the day with Tony. We went to breakfast, then to a couple of the winery's around Indy, just to check them out. No Drinking tho. We had such a great time.

Thanksgiving is at my bro's house, then we are all cutting out that evening to go to the movies to see Four Christmas' with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon. We traditionally go to the moving after the great Thanksgiving feast. That is the only time we do not buy popcorn, cause we are all stuffed. Take a turkey sandwich if you think you might get hungry...haha.

Lots of Love, and many hugs, a VERY thankful girl here, thank you all for keeping me sane during my job hunting.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Day to those that don't celebrate it!!

carla49
11-26-2008, 08:21 PM
WOW!!!!!!

For once, a day with good news posts!

Annie, what a nice thing to read that you had got the job! It made me feel extra good about my day. Of course, we all knew you couldn't go wrong with the collective power of international worldlies all thinking good thoughts. :D

Michelle, now that we've fixed Annie's situation, your DH will be next. I hope he's prepared for a whirlwind of great job offers and good luck! Meanwhile, enjoy thanksgiving with the MIL. (Maybe I shouldn't say so, but if you wanted to set up all your penguins near me, I might have to kill you... Please tell me they don't have flashing lights and play loud music. :yikes:)

Shad, you never did tell us about your sleeping quarters with the drivers... is there something exciting you're not telling us about one or more of the blokes you were bunking with? Celibate, sex-deprived minds want to know. ;)

Mel, about the bursitis, I have one word: take drugs!!! :lol: As for saying no, I'm just glad you didn't say no when I invited myself to visit you! I'll never be able to watch Biggest Loser again without thinking Mel-thoughts! I hope you have a lovely, quiet Thanksgiving tomorrow. Don't eat tooooo much, enjoy the rehabbed AOL, keep warm. And do give my love to the grandson - he was a little stand-offish with me, but I described him to the cats and they'd really, really like to meet him. :rofl: :rofl:

Patty, I hope it has been a very, very happy birthday! :celebrate: :bday2you: :celebrate: Do you get two big dinners - one today with cake, one tomorrow with cranberries and stuffing???

Happy, if your community is still wondering what to do about the lights have them call me and I'll tell them where they can plug them in. :devil: heh heh heh. Or we can sic Michelle and her penguin colony on them... I'm surprised you're planning to grill the turkey. Being as how you're in the south now, I would expect you to deep fry it! Now, before everyone attacks me for being anti-south or for promoting the consumption of fried foods, I've eaten deep-fried turkey. It was absolutely delicious, very moist, and not greasy at all. So there. Just don't set fire to the entire neighbourhood.

Madcat, I need to PM you, but a heads-up - I'll be down your way next week, and hope we can get together for a nice steak frites. (Or, if you're behaving these days, a nice dry salad. :( :( )

Ceejay, travel safely and enjoy your thanksgiving! Thanks for trying to PM Rennie - I hope she just got tired of us and is all is well with her.

Rennie, if you're reading this, at least post a quick 'I'm fine/not fine' - we worry about you. :?: :?:

Greetings to Ruth, Rose, Painter, and whoever I've forgotten. :hug:

It's been pretty busy since my return - got called in to work each of the last three days, which will make a tiny dent in the enormous NYC bill... And that's that for now. G'night all!

MELODY525
11-26-2008, 09:46 PM
CARLA...THE GRANDSON IS STANDOFFISH TO EVERYONE!!
HE'LL SIT ON MY DESK HERE AND WATCH ME TYPE OR PLAY GAMES BUT GOD FORBID I TOUCH HIM! :rofl: I WON'T BE ABLE TO WATCH THE BL EITHER...NOW I HAVE NO ONE TO MAKE FOOKING COMMENTS TO!!! :tantrum:
STAY WARM UP THERE IN THE FROZEN NORTH :brr:

MICHELLE~ TELL DH TO HANG IN THERE AND THE RIGHT JOB WILL COME HIS WAY! SENDING OUT ALL MY GOOD "GET A GOOD JOB" THOUGHTS HIS WAY SO SIT TIGHT!! :hug: <---FOR BOTH OF YOU! JEN AND I LOVE PENGUINS AND IT'S OK IF THEY LIGHT UP, BLINK AND PLAY MUSIC!! WE'LL TAKE THEM!!

ANNIE...A BIG DINNER AND A MOVIE. TAKE A SAMMIE FOR ME AND PUT CRANBERRY SAUCE AND STUFFING IN IT TOO!! :hun:

HAPPY~ TOO BAD I DIDN'T POST EARLIER...I HAVE 2 PANS HERE YOU COULD HAVE USED :rofl: :rofl: HOPE YOU GOT THRU THE MANIACAL CROWDS AND GOT THE PAN AND CHEESE. WHAT TIME IS DINNER? SHOULD I LEAVE NOW BEFORE THE RAINS COME? :scooter:

THE HOUSE IS ONCE AGAIN QUIET. THE KIDS, BOTH BIG AND SMALL, ARE GONE AND THE GS IS TUCKED IN FOR NITEY NIGHTS. HE IS ABOUT WORN OUT FROM SO MANY PEOPLE TALKING AT ONCE BUT LOVED THE DINNER. WE HAD PORK AND CHICKEN AND THE TRIMMINGS. I CANNOT BREATHE!! I WAS FINE TILL I ATE A PIECE OF PUMPKIN PIE!! I FEEL SORRY FOR THE KIDS. THEY HAVE TO DO THIS ALL OVER AGAIN TOMORROW. :hun: RICHIE TOOK MY NEIGHBOR'S MYLANTA WITH HIM....POOR SOD.
I AM READY FOR ALL THE CHRISTMAS MOVIES AND IN MY JAMMIES TOO. I WASTED NO TIME GETTING INTO THE SHOWER. THIS GAL IS NOT GOING TO MISS A MOMENT OF HER 4 DAY WEEKEND!!! :dance:

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY WORLDY SISTERS. IT'S BEEN A GOOD YEAR SPENDING THE TIME WITH YOU. SHARING THE UPS AND DOWNS. HAVING SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO ALL THE BIOTCHING. :rofl: WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL DAY TOMORROW WHETHER YOU ARE CELEBRATING IT OR NOT!! LOVE AND HUGS TO EVERY ONE OF YOU :hug: :love: