WELL MY CHICKIE FRIEND HERE WE ARE IN JANUARY!!
WILL WE BE MAKING SOME NEW GOALS? RESOLUTIONS IF YOU WILL. :carrot:
WE ARE IN A NEW MONTH AND A BRAND NEW YEAR! :cheer3: 365 DAYS TO MAKE OURSELF HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND WISE! LET US NOT WASTE EVEN ONE OF THOSE DAYS! CHEERS MY FRIENDS TO A FRESH START FOR ALL OF US :cheers:
01-01-2009, 09:45 AM
Happy New Year, Worldlies! I am so darned glad to see the end of 2008!
Raising my coffee mug to health and happiness in 2009.
01-01-2009, 09:45 AM
I LEFT A LINK AND HOPE IT WORKS. IT DID FOR ME!
:welcome: HERE'S TO JANUARY!!!! :welcome:
:wave: HI MISS RUTH!!! NEXT WEEK YOU WILL BE OUR FIRST BIRTHDAY GIRL THIS MONTH!! :hb:
01-01-2009, 11:55 AM
To all the chicks a happy new year.
Thanks for starting us out in January.
glad you stopped by.
01-01-2009, 12:05 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Looking forward to what this years brings. Cheers, to Happiness & Health
Ok, let's start the new year with the truth... just changed my ticker... I've gained, but soon that number will come down..
01-01-2009, 12:16 PM
Good morning ladies,
Happy New Year to you all. I hope 2009 is one filled with hope and good things and pleasant surprises all year long. I think there was enough bad times last year to cover the quota for this year. I am always amazed at how the time flies in one regard yet seems to stand stock still in another.
Mel - Jen and you are always in my prayers no matter what. Whether you believe or not, sometimes a little extra "help" can't hurt, ya know ;) Thanks for setting up the new thread, I was going to last night but got distracted I guess which happens alot lately.
I'm feeling a bit less "liquidy" this morning but the "cement" that is in my nose and lungs is looking very much like sinus infection. I really, REALLY hate the idea of going to the doctor - only because it takes so darn long - wish they had those "minute clinics" here at the pharmacies. I know from past experience that sometimes you catch one of these bugs and it just keeps coming back over and over until you get the antibiotics to kill it once and for all. We'll give it 2 more days and see how it goes.
Other than that - looking forward to a fresh start with you. I logged my weight on WW yesterday and see they have a new program - I guess they morphed their core and points programs into something "new". Going to go read up and find out more.
Happy New Year to all the chicks - success in everything that you choose to challenge yourself this year!
01-01-2009, 01:42 PM
Happy New Year!
I woke feeling refreshed and ready to go. 2008 has been an okay year. Lots of “wins”! Focused on clean eating and starting some walking.
This cracked me up!
“My grandpa started walking
Five miles a day when he was 60…
Now he’s 97 years old
And we don’t know where he is.”
Putting aside the fear I may end up on the west coast and I will walk a bit today. LOL!
Going tubing is a few min!!!
01-02-2009, 03:58 AM
Had a post already to go this morning and the computer decided to update Vista and windows. Oh joy.
Yesterday when I tried to get on I got all sorts of messages about spambot and spyware and dire warnings of activities trying to rob me of all my money. I decided to download Norton antivirus rather than the Rapid Antivirus that was being very insistent I give them $59.95. Since I had never heard of it I decided it was causing me as many problems as it was pretending to fix. So Norton it was US$100.00 please. But it does cover up to three computers so I considered it worthwhile. However it doesn't seem compatible with Vista and I am having terrible trouble trying to even get onto the net much less sorting out any spyware. It is so tough it even suppresses some of the boot up sequences and so I don 't seem to even get booted up properly. To get on the net, I have to use Administrator rights and it is a PIA bigtime. Plus I don't actually think it has completely cleared the virus yet. If I ever had one. Vista is still warning me of spyware and spambot trying to access my computer. PIA PIA PIA.
So if I am not around for a while, then don't get excited, I am just locked out of my computer. Robbie will be around to take it away next week. I may or may not be here.
Had an e-mail from Teel this morning. She hasn't had a good year. I haven't replied to it yet but will do so tonight. Here is the email for those who remember her:
Hello my dear friend
Yes Its me at last communicating from the other side of the world... I have not had time to put finger to keyboard as I shall now explain!!
This year has turned out to be the nearly the worst posibble...but not quite
It started out all right...I had a few days away in Amsterdam in April with a dear American friend who sadly had to go back to the states as her military husband's abroad posting came to and end. We went to the Keurkenhof (?sp!!) and did some other touristy bits like a canal cruisa and the weather freezing!
But then my dearest West Highland Terrier Holly suddenly became ill and was diagnosed with Cushings Disease and Diabetes right on my birthday in the middle of June and despite expensive medication and blood tests I had to do the right thing by her and have her euthanased on July 1st. Joy, I know you will understand what I went through...and yes I miss her dearly and STILL feel her jumping up on the bed and turning round to get comfortable...
Then on 17th July both parents were diagnosed with senile vascular dementia and my life turned upside down having to do the 120 mile round trip and stay for days at a time to sort out filing and paperwork until they agreed it would be good to move into Thurston and near me, This was decided in October and I found them a dear little bungalow 5 mins walk from me and after a VERY stressfull 7 weeks or so, they moved in on December 11th!! Friends and I worked like Trojans for a week emptying boxes so they could settle in before Christmas. They have SO much to get rid of its going to take a good few months yet to complete the job ! Its so hard to see them both dementing and unable to remember the simplest of things but after the New Year break we will go see their new g.p. Again and push for support services to go in and assess . At the moment I am their carer and to say its wearing me out is the understatement of last year.
So that's why Christmas hasn;t happened this year...people have got their pressies but they are not wrapped up and I haven;t written any cards...but the thought is all there and this is the first opportunity I have had to get on the computer for nearly a month!!!
So now I will wish you peace and joy for the coming year and hope you keep well
Love from Teel xx
I'll pass on any messages if required.
Thanks Mel for starting up the new thread. It was good to talk to you this morning even tho' you started off as my stalker. For those scratching their heads, my phone rang three times with an out of area id showing. The first time I thought it might have been the Indians trying to talk me into a new phone or something - anyway they didn't speak to me so I disconnected. The second time - same thing. Third time DS2 picked up the phone and said there wasn't anyone there. So a glimmer of light entered the brain and I figured it was Mel - well maybe the e-mail clinched the idea. So I rung her and lo and behold we spoke!!! Long and loud. Seems she could hear me but I couldn't hear her. Why it should be different when I rung her I don't know. Have you actually plugged the handset in???
That's about it for the time being. Have to go. There is a man on the phone again about a job. I will be back tomorrow.
01-02-2009, 08:48 AM
SHAD~ I AM GLAD YOU FIGURED IT OUT. JEN WAS LAUGHING WHEN I TOLD HER THE STORY. I SAID SHAD AND DS2 THINK I AM MAKING CRANK CALLS!! IT WAS GOOD TO TALK TO YOU ALSO. HOPE THE SPAMBOT STUFF ENDS AND ALL IS WELL WITH THE PC!
THANKS SHAD TOO FOR PASSING ON THE INFO ABOUT TEEL. I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT HER YEAR. MUST BE VERY HARD FOR HER TO GO THRU ALL THIS AND WITH ALL HER OWN CONDITIONS AS WELL. SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS OUT HER WAY AND A :hug:
HAPPY~ HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON. :hug:
TODAY I NEED A LOT OF REST. SOMEHOW I HAVE DEVELOPED A REALLY BAD SINUS CASE OVERNIGHT. WOKE TOTALLY CONGESTED WITH ANOTHER COUGH AND CAN BARELY KEEP MY EYES OPEN. SO OFF TO BREAKFAST AND THEN A LIE DOWN AND THEN I MUST TACKLE THE GOVERNMENT! AS OF LAST NIGHT JEN IS DOING WELL AND SHE TOO IS RESTING.
:wave: TO ALL THE WORLDLY CHICKS. SORRY THIS IS SO SHORT. HAPPY FRIDAY AND WISHING YOU ALL A GREAT WEEKEND!! :moped:
01-02-2009, 09:48 AM
Good morning ladies,
I'm finally doing a bit better. Had a pretty broken up night. Had to sleep upright on the couch and woke up at least 3 times with a choking cough but I think we're finally on the other side moving to getting better.
Mel - it's good to hear that Jen is feeling better too. Take care of that sinus situation - it's what is dragging me down now and if you don't rest up, it will just come round again and attack like a lion. I was wondering if you were going to spend the day on the telephone with the bad guys again. Can't tell you how infuriating it is to me when I hear of situations like that when others are floating on someone else's dime :mad:
Shad - sorry to hear you are having so many PC problems. Interesting you say you are having issues with Norton. I just renewed McAfee and we were considering dumping it for Norton because our browsers seem to lock up and be slower than before the install. And I'm running XP not Vista. Thank you for the update on Teel. Very sad to hear about poor Holly - I know like Shad was to you, they were constant companions. Please pass along any other news as you get it.
Geez Ruth - over 17 THOUSAND Posts - you sure are a chatter :lol: I should have more than I do but twice already my counter got reset somehow. I think the same thing happened to Shad.
Anyways... I need to get out of here and off to work. Sorry I couldn't do more personals - will be back later. Take care everyone :wave:
01-02-2009, 12:46 PM
Mel~ Thanks for the new thread. My best thoughts for Jen. I hope her recovery and ongoing issues are soon resolved. And yours too as well, my friend.
Happy~ I’m noticed the new WW program too but haven’t had a chance to look at it in detail yet. It looks good though, so here’s hoping. Keep drinking lots of water and you could be right that you may just have to bite the bullet and see a Dr.
Shad~ Hope the computer gods smile on you soon. I’ve been using AVG as my antivirus for a couple of years now and I’ve never had a virus problem. You might want to consider it. I have it on my desktop (XP) and my laptop (Vista) and it works great on both. And it’s free. Free is good. Thanks for passing on Teel’s news. That’s a lot for one person to have to deal with. My best wishes to her.
I’ve signed up for WW online again since it worked for me before. It only stopped working once I stopped doing it. Oh, it’s funny how that works. I’ve also started posting in the old journals again. I think I need to go back to all the things that worked for me. I’ll try to stop in here from time to time.
I have to get cleaned up. The DH and I are heading downtown to run some errands. Must get this day started.
Happy new year to all the chicks on the thread!
01-02-2009, 12:48 PM
Just popping in to say hello :wave:
There is not happening this second day of the new year.
Thanks for the information about Teel. Hope you can get the pc up and running. I've noticed that when McAffee needs to be renewed the computer tries to mess up more.
Take care of yourself. Glad Jen is feeling better also.
Glad to hear that your chest cold is starting to break up.
Where is Annie and Michelle?
01-02-2009, 02:37 PM
Happy New Year, My Friends!!!!
Ok, you sickies, this is Feeling Fine 2009!! Get healthy and stay healthy...and feel your best!!
Thanks MEL for starting the gig for us to run on....hope Jen is feeling better. Fybroids are really painful.
Shad..that dang Norton security gave me the ***. I actually stayed on the phone with my provider to find out that it was Norton that was causing me not to be able to get on the internet. Then had to call Norton and get the dang thing taken completely off for my puter to work right. The scarey thing now is I have no security scan on my puter at the moement.
Madcat...Goodluck with WW. Any program will work if you put your mind to it AND continue to eat healthy. We all know that tho.
Happy...glad to hear you are finally feeling a bit better. Same to you Michelle.
Holly....I didn't even walk anywhere and I don't know where I am. lol.
Howdie One Day...Ruthie....Ceejay...
I made black eyed peas and corned beef and cabbage stew for the new year's goodluck. I know one thing it gave me a lot of...GAS!! haha I took the cabbage stew over to my parents house yesterday, they loved it. Mom was really happy cause "oh, I forgot to get cabbage for goodluck, that would of ruined my entire 2009" How cute is that. Her entire year depended on the cabbage. Tony and I called it midnight at 8:00 pm as he had to work new year's day and get up at 3:00 am.
We get early release again today. I have had a headache for 3 days. I think I am going to go by the video store and rent a couple of movies, maybe go tanning to get some good vibes, then go home and take a nap in slience and darkness. I haven't tanned since before I got layed off from my other job.
HAPPIEST OF NEW YEAR'S LADIES, GOOD FORTUNE, GREAT HEALTH, AND MUCH HAPPINESS.
LOVE AND HUGS
01-02-2009, 02:48 PM
I ate a spoonful of coleslaw yesterday - does that fufill the cabbage / good luck requirement? Gosh I hope so because even I don't want to be around me eating cabbage :rofl:
Geez what does Tony do that he has to be up at 3am for work? Baker? Candlestick maker?
Nothing happening down here a little south either Ceejay. Probably a good thing.
Madcat - new WW program is just a slight mix up of the core and points plans. They say they merged them but then give you tips to pick them apart in case you were in love with the core program and hate counting points. I read through all the stuff yesterday - doesn't really seem different to me.
Thanks for the comments on Norton's Antivirus. Here I was thinking McAfee was lousy - guess they all are. :rolleyes:
01-02-2009, 04:06 PM
Happy - guess they are all lousy simply because of the lousy job they do. I never had a problem with the previous Norton antivirus so I guess it is just a matter of tweaking this one until it sorts itself out. DS2 spoke to Rob yesterday (computer man) and he is coming out to take a look next week. Meantime he says to turn off the firewall and just use the Vista one so I have done that but there is no improvement and at the moment I can't play Mahjong or Solitaire because it refuses to load. Bah humbug.
By the way - congratulations on the 7lbs down for the year. And I guess a fair bit of that came from the time you were doing gym frequently. Just goes to show how good exercise can be for the body doesn't it.
Mel - sorry to hear that our conversation gave you a pain in the head. I suppose it is better than a PIA tho' really.
Madcat - should have come to you before embarking on this antivirus thingy. I was so cross with the DS2 for bringing in junk that I just jumped on Norton as I had never had a problem with it before. I've no doubt it will be absolutely fine on the other computers (running XP). Vista has so many of it's own built in safeguards that it is hard to know what to run and what to turn off. Free is very good.
Annie - Cabbage for good luck!!!!:faint: who knew.
Okay - I'll pass on your good wishes to Teel today and send her some hugs from us all. Meantime I'd better get down and dirty in the garden before the rain comes. Gotta hate summer in the tropics.
You lot might be all over winter but I'm all over summer already and I have only been home a couple of days. The humidity really drains the body and enthusiasm. Siesta time is very welcome after lunch.
Wonder of wonders. That cat has caught a mouse and wants to bring it inside. Go away cat!!!!
01-03-2009, 09:49 AM
HAPPY~ I REALLY HOPE YOU ARE ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY. SITTING UP TO SLEEP IS NO FUN...I KNOW! :rofl: SPEND THE WEEKEND WITH THE COUCH AND FLUIDS!! :hug: I FORGOT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS ON THE 7 LB LOSS LAST YEAR TILL I SAW SHAD'S POST! :cheer2:
MADCAT~ I SAW YOU IN THE JOURNALS. I WAS GOING TO COMMENT BUT IT'S BEEN YEARS SINCE I LOGGED IN AND IT NO LONGER KNOWS ME! :rofl: SO MY ONE DAY VISIT WAS SHORT!!! GOOD LUCK WITH WW AND JOURNALOING. YOU REALLY DID VERY WELL THEN! :cheer3:
CEEJAY~ GLAD ALL IS QUIET IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS! :hug: THANKS FOR THE GOOD THOUGHTS.
ANNIE~ HAPPY TANNING, MOVIE WATCHING AND SURE HOPE THAT HEADACHE GOES AWAY!! :hug:
SHAD~ HOPE YOU FIND THE ANSWER TO THE VIRUS THING. I WOULD DIE IF I COULDN'T PLAY MY GAMES!! :rofl: I DID NOT GET THE HEADACHE FROM THE CALL :lol3: :lol3: IN FACT I FELT MIGHTY RELIEVED TALKING TO ANOTHER "ADULT" THAT IS NOT SENILE!!!!!!!!! :rofl: :rofl: IT ALWAYS HELPS TO SHARE THE LOAD WITH A FRIEND TOO. :hug: HAVE FUN IN THE GARDEN...WAS THE DS2 FINISHED BEFORE YOU GOT OUT THERE THE OTHER DAY> DID HE SAY "IT'S ABOUT TIME?" WHEN YOU FINALLY SHOWED UP????
JEN HAD THE ULTRASOUND YESTERDAY AND THINGS LOOK GOOD. THE BLEEDING HAS STOPPED. HE WILL SEE HER AGAIN THIS MONTH TO KEEP TRACK AND TOLD HER SHE COULD USE SOME "DOWN TIME" AND TOLD RICHIE TO MAKE SURE SHE GOT IT.....LIKE THAT'S GONNA HAPPEN! :rofl: I TOLD THEM THEY NEED LESS STRESS IN THEIR LIVES...LIKE I HAVE :rofl: :rofl: YOU CAN IMAGINE ALL OF US LAUGHING AT THAT ONE!!!
I MADE A CALL TO THE GOVT AND THE LOVELY MAN SAID WHAT TO WRITE IN A LETTER AND TO SEND IT IN THE ENVELOPE PROVIDED AND ALL SHOULD BE WELL. THEN I SHOULD WAIT TILL I HEAR FROM THEM AND AWAIT THEIR DECISION OR OTHER QUESTIONS. SO IN THE MEANTIME I WROTE OUT CHECKS AND MAILED THE BILLS OUT BEFORE THEY COULD GET TO MY MONEY!! :rofl: HE SAID IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO WITHDRAW IT AND THEY WOULD JUST TAKE IT OUT OF THE NEXT CHECK BEFORE IT GOT COMPUTERED TO MY BANK. LOVELY. :faint:
I AM PRAYING MY LUCK IS CHANGING. :yoga:
OTHER THAN THAT....I SPENT ABOUT 20 MINUTES IN THE OFFICE AND CAME BACK UP. COULDN'T TAKE THE SMELLS, THE YELLING AND THE STUPIDITY OF THE WHOLE BUNCH.
I HAVE A NOTE INTO THE DIRECTOR VIA A FRIEND. HE IS "SUPPOSED" TO STRAIGHTEN EVERYONE OUT AND THINGS ARE NOT TO BE DUMPED IN MY LAP LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DO FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS. JIMMY IS GONE NOW AND ALREADY IT'S IN MY LAP. YOU SHOULD HAVE HEARD ME SQUAWKING YESTERDAY...THE REAL WORLDLY CHICK JUST JUMPED RIGHT OUT OF ME AND RIPPED HEADS OFF WITH MY DEADLY WORLDY CLAWS!! :rofl: :rofl: THEY NOW KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT THAT I AM A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH. PISCES THE WHALE HAS TAKEN OVER MY BODY AND THEY DESERVED WHAT THEY GOT YESTERDAY. AND WHEN I CAME BACK UP....I NEVER GAVE IT ANOTHER THOUGHT. :cheer3:
I AM OFF TO A STRONG START THIS YEAR AND SELF PRESERVATION IS AT THE TOP OF MY LIST....FINALLY. MUST HAVE BEEN ALL THAT AUSSIE ACCENT STUFF FILLING MY HEAD THE OTHER DAY ON THE PHONE:lol3:
HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY. ENJOY YOUR WEEKENDS!
01-03-2009, 12:01 PM
Can they not run the office with out you?
Hi to all, I'm just not in a talkative mood.
01-03-2009, 12:40 PM
Good morning chicks,
I am tired of being sick. The medication is drying me up but I still have alot of "cement" inside me. I was thrilled to find that we have these "minute clinics" staffed by nurse practicioners / physician assistants at the local pharmacy chain. I think all I need is a round of antibiotics to clear this out of me. Without it, I think I'm just going to go round in circles. Had a restless night yesterday and I'm quite tired this morning. Can't be as there is much to be done.
Ceejay - hope all is right with you. I understand about sometimes just not having anything to say. Hope the mood clears soon :hug:
Thanks for the good thoughts Mel! Glad to hear that Jen is feeling better (for the moment). What a crappy thing to deal with - sucks the strength out of you and she is a frail one to begin with. Hope Ritchie makes her rest - I know that YOU will. And I can guess that she will not listen to either of you :s: I am SOOOO glad to hear that you finally put yourself at the top of the list. You've knocked yourself to the ground with good intentions a few times, it's about time that you stop for a moment and guage the situation. No more doormats for this lady :lol: I am praying that your luck changes too and the government finds that they weren't paying you ENOUGH :D
I spoke to a good friend last night, the one who lost her husband right before Christmas. She's going to have a rough go at it. I can only say that people really need to consider life insurance, particularly as we get older. She has a reliable job and insurance but I'm sure she isn't pulling the same salary she did when we were working in the information technology field. She said she will have to make some hard decisions but will be ok. She has a good circle of support friends and that always helps. When these situations happen close to me, I always take a look at things and say - what can I learn from this?
Thank you for the congrats on the pounds down. Not much to speak of but as I said, it's more important that it's not a gain. More than anything I have to attribute it to the blood sugar medicine. I haven't changed my diet that much (but this will change now) and I got tripped up from the gym after the hip bursitis thing. I am still trying to figure out how to work the gym in - I know DH is not keen on rejoining for himself and to go at 5:30am it's better to have a motivating buddy in this. So I am rethinking things.
Shad I hope your computer woes have gotten fixed and that the garden is all tilled and tidied. I'm sure you got a good sweaty work out. Definitely sure that I'm not envying you all that warmth and humidity :lol: Hoping you get a few cooler balmy breezes enough to say that it's a great day to be outside working.
Guess a bunch of you have headed off to the journals. I always felt compelled to respond to people there and that took even more time at the computer.
I suppose I will get cleaned up and off to the clinic. Happy Saturday to all.
01-03-2009, 12:42 PM
Arggg Annie - you need to rethink that tanning habit. So not good for your skin. Even the tanning beds. Hope your headache eased up.
01-03-2009, 01:55 PM
Not much going on today. I'm actually in Austin, TX. Brought my parents down to visit my brother and his family. Enjoying our visit, just taking it easy. Unfortunately, lots of goodies to eat. But come monday, Starting my program.
Happy - Hope you make it in to one of those clinics. I know many of them accept insurance, so you just might have to pay the co-pay.
Shad - I really need to get a new pc for home but i dread getting one, especially if i have to deal with all the antivirus stuff or all the other programs. I am NOT a computer person.
Annie - Didn't know that cabbage was a good luck thing. I ate plenty of black-eye peas, so hopefully that will take care of it.
Oh, mom's calling.. Be back later.
01-03-2009, 06:07 PM
A new day and a new problem with this computer. Now I can't receive mail but I can send it. Roll on Robbie next week.
Nothing new to report here. Still gardening in the front yard but it will be done today and the lawns mowed. Then I need to get sorted in the back. Bloody weeds. I may have to hire a gardener once a week or so to keep it under control since DS2 can't tell a weed from a rosebush until it flowers.
I'll be back later to write personals since it will probably rain shortly AGAIN
01-03-2009, 08:58 PM
Patty that was really nice of you to drive your parents to your brother's house. Enjoy your visit.
Shad - I am with the DS - can't tell what to pull and what not until it grows a bit and I can recognize it. I would love to have lucious thick flowerbeds that choked out the weeds. Seems like you are getting more rain than I remember. A few years back after you built your rain tank it seemed like you were in a horrid drought and couldn't get anything in it. Was that seasonal or just a dry spell that is easing up?
Mel - I hope you are resting comfortably giggling at a movie at the moment. :D
Annie I suppose is out on a date with Tony :val2:
Michelle - you've been quiet. I hope it's because you are just busy and not because you've had a relapse with the cold.
:wave: Ceejay, Madcat, Ruth, Holly, Nae
I did go to the clinic today. Wish I would have thought about that a few days ago. My chest is really aching and I think I was really needing that antibiotic. Cripes I didnt' realize that Mucinex (expectorant) was so bloody expensive. I tried to use my health care reimbursement card to buy nasal spray, my prescription and a box of Mucinex. The bill was over $56 dollars. :yikes: Figured it was the prescription. My health care card is fussy and generally will only allow me to use the debit card for prescriptions only, even tho I can make a claim for over the counter medications - go figure. It refused and I had her separate the prescription which was only 4 dollars. The box of Musinex was 50 dollars :yikes: We went to another pharmacy where we found a smaller box of tablets. The nurse practicioner was very nice. It was a thorough exam, they asked alot of questions, I'm sure to document everything. I was in and out in 20 minutes. Then just had to wait for the prescription to be filled. I would definitely recommend them. At least 2 pharmacy chains have started these "minute clinics". She asked why I didn't go see my family doctor - said I would have to wait long for an appointment and then once there, kill 4 hours in the waiting room :mad: I think whomever thought of this concept figured out they could easily grab business from someone like me :lol: Keeps people from crowding up the hospital emergency rooms too.
DH is cooking for a change. He was watching a cooking channel while I was showering and saw a recipe that got his mouth watering for pork chops. They are marinated in Jack Daniels whiskey. I am sceptical tho I watched the show and they did look good - the scepticism comes in that we both destest the taste of whiskey :lol: He's cooking them now and I do admit they smell good. Of course he is only cooking the meat. I am making all the rest of the stuff. And it's a big orchestration in the kitchen there (tho he is cleaning up after himself). Men :rofl:
I think it's time to go steam my asparagus. Later chicks.
Carla - it's time to pop out of lurk mode :s:
01-04-2009, 08:37 AM
Happy New Year ladies!
I love the new thread name! Cheers to health and happiness in the new year! I've been resting a lot these last few days...seems to be what's helping me get over this crud that's still got my chest tight and makes breathing an intersting game. I'll be taking it easy today before I head back to work tomorrow. I feel bad having to rest so much since it's DMIL's last weekend with us for the winter...but we'll have lots to do this springs/summer when she comes back.
Shad - That sounds like it might've been a scam antivirus that actually put spyware and a virus on your computer. I hope you are able to get it fixed soon. I don't know Teel, but I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers as she is a dear friend of my friends. Since the wind chills for today and tomorrow are going to be below zero, I'm wishing I could be helping you in your tropical summer garden. Although I'm right there with your DS, I can't tell what to pull or not pull until it blooms.
Mel - Glad you and Shad were able to chat! I hope you are getting to feel better. Rest, rest, rest. That's what we need to do to kick this thing out, I think. I hope Jen is feeling better too. Fibroids are very painful. I hope she gets the R&R she needs. Sorry to hear about your having to wrestle with the government. Hang in there! You, Jen and Ritchie are in my thoughts and I'm sending you :goodvibes: Don't you let anyone dump stuff in your lap. :nono: I'm so glad to hear you're going to put yourself first! YGG!
Happy - I hope you are resting lots too. I understand what you mean about sleeping upright...I've been doing that for a couple weeks with a cool mist humidifier blowing right at my face, seems to be helping if just a bit slower than I'd prefer. Congratulations on your weight loss during the year! I'm sure you'll figure out how to get exercise in whether or not you go to the gym in the week hours. I'm glad you got on an antibiotic. Yes, Musinex is expensive, but it works well. $50 though? I've never seen bottles that bit, but I have paid $20 for a small bottle. I hope the pork chops turned out good. They sure sound yummy.
Annie - I never heard of cabbage bringing good luck! I have been in the mood to make some WW zero point cabbage soup though. Not sure if I'll get back to the store today...we'll see. Sorry that the Colts lost last night. I was cheering for them. I would've liked to have seen a Manning-Manning Super Bowl. Happy's post about coleslaw reminded me that I did eat cabbage already in 2009! We went out for fish (beer battered haddock) on Friday and had coleslaw with it. Okay, deep fried beer battered haddock isn't healthy, but it sure is yummy and DH and I don't indulge in it too often.
Patty - So nice that you and your parents are enjoying your visit with your DB and family.
Well, ladies, it's back to resting for me.
A big :wave: to everyone! And :cheers: to health, happiness and all the best in 2009.
Love and hugs to all,
01-04-2009, 08:59 AM
CEEJAY....MAYBE ONE DAY THEY WILL GROW UP AND SURPRISE ME AND RUN THE BLDG BY THEMSELVES :rofl: SENDING YOU A HUG IN CASE YOU NEED ONE :hug:
HAPPY~ HERE'S TO GETTING RID OF THE CEMENT THIS WEEK!! HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER VERY SOON. I BUY MY MUCINEX FROM DRUGSTORE.COM AND IT'S $237+ FOR 500 TABS. MUCH CHEAPER THAN I CAN BUY IT AROUND HERE. I LOVED IT WHEN IT WAS A PRESCRIPTION AND I GOT IT FOR FREE!! :rofl: JEN AND I BOTH NEED IT DAILY. AS FOR YOUR EXERCISING....IF YOU HAVE GYM EQUIPT AT HOME THEN SET UP TIMES AND DAYS AND JUST STICK TO THEM. BETTER THEN THROWING MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN BECAUSE OF HIPS AND BAD DAYS. GOOD LUCK!
HOPE YOUR FRIEND MAKES IT THRU THE TOUGH TIMES :hug:
PATTY...GOOD O!!! BET THE PARENTS WERE THRILLED!! AND I WANTED TO SAY WHAT LOVELY WORDS YOU HAD FOR NEW YEARS ON OUR DECEMBER THREAD. VERY SWEET THANKS! :hug:
MICHELLE...I AM FINALLY REALIZING THESE LAST FEW DAYS THAT REST IS THE ONLY THING THAT KICKS THIS GERM'S BUTT!! :rollpin: SO WE WILL REST TOGETHER AND THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS ABOUT "SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES"!!! MAYBE I'LL GET OUT THAT MOVIE AND WATCH IT! :rofl: GET WELL SOON! :cheers: TO YOU AND YOUR CHEST GETTING LIGHTER!!!
SHAD...BETTER GET THE BOY A PICTURE BOOK OF GARDENING :rofl: A GARDENER WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA FOR BOTH OF YOU! SAVE SOME OF THAT RAIN FOR THE DRY SEASON :rain: HOPE THE COMPUTER WOES COME TO AN END SOON!
:cofdate: I AM ALSO STILL IN "REST MODE". BY THE TIME THIS IS OVER, I WILL BE A POSITIVELY LAZY SOD! :beach: I WILL ADMIT THAT I AM LOVING THE DOWN TIME AND I AM REALLY GETTING USED TO LESS DOORBELL RINGING AND LESS PROBLEMS. I ALMOST HATE TO ADMIT THIS...BUT I HAVE USED THIS ILLNESS TO MY ADVANTAGE AND HAVE ACTUALLY SAID OUT LOUD THAT I AM A BIT MORE FRAGILE THAN I CARE TO ADMIT. I AM TRYING NOT TO LET IT MAKE ME FEEL "WEAK" IN FRONT OF OTHERS....OT FOR MYSELF AS WELL. ALSO TRYING TO SEPARATE THE BODY FROM THE MIND. A DIFFICULT CONCEPT...I NEED MR. SPOCK TO HELP ME GET THRU THE HUMAN STUFF. WONDER IF CAPT. KIRK WILL LEND HIM TO ME FOR AWHILE. :kickbutt:
OFF TO BREAKFAST. :moped:
01-04-2009, 01:08 PM
Carla here, reporting in from yet another sickbed... Not a chest thing or the stomach flu (had that two weeks ago) but a sudden muscle spasm in my lower back that came out of nowhere and makes sitting, getting up, using the toidy, getting dressed etc a major challenge. We are quite a bunch with all our ailments!
Christmas was a bit of a challenge as always, but as least the driving was okay. As usual, I've been mentally recuperating since.. New Year's Eve was a nice quiet evening by myself, no complaints there. And I have a few more days before my next job, so there's time to wait for the back to recover.
My lovely neighbour just called and offered to go out in the cold to pick up some muscle relaxants for me. Some people are soooo nice! :angel:
Anyway, I'd like to wish you all a very Happy New Year - I hope it brings us all peace, contentment, weight loss, and financial stability. :grouphug:
I discovered yesterday that my favourite antihistamine has been discontinued, and I only have about a week's worth left. Rats! Happy, this means no more little contraband care packages for you, sorry!
Shad, I had a virus warning message like the one you described, but since the antivirus software I use was up to date and claimed nothing was wrong, I just turned the computer off illegally (the only way to get rid of the warning message) and ran a scan after turning it back on. No virus detected, and I think it was in fact a spammer trying to make me download something unfortunate. As for the software I use, my tech guy hates Norton because it tends to have too many bells and whistles for home use and just bogs the computer down. He has me using Panda, which has not been a problem except for the time I bought the more expensive version and it also had too much stuff on it. So now I stick with their bottom of the line product, three licenses (not that they're counting, wink wink) for about $53 Can. I have several friends who use the freeware Madcat suggested, all very happy with it.
Well, folks, my apologies for not doing personals. Time to winch (and wince) myself off the couch to wait by the door for my pharmacy delivery. Hugs to Mel (I'll email you later!), Ceejay, Michelle, Annie, Patty, Ruth, Happy, Madcat, and anyone i've missed. Special hugs to Teel who I don't know but who deserves all the hugs she can get after her tough year!
01-04-2009, 03:26 PM
Good morning chicks,
Ahhh the wonderful power of antibiotics :cloud9: I've only taken one dose but immediately feel better. No cement this morning, just a bit of a runny nose and a slight cough - but both are clear and doing their jobs clearing the respitory system out. I am just dealing with the side effects of antibiotics - not quite a colon cleanse but close to it. Just worried that the pills I'm taking won't stay in me long enough to do all their good. Sorry if that's TMI. But I am ready to start taking on the world again and that's a good thing. Already got several loads of laundry done, scanned the Internet, gathered the Christmas decorations to go back into the attic again. Things are getting done. I have to wait till my tummy calms down so I can head out to the grocery store.
Carla - so sorry to hear about your back. I think those are the worst - the ones that just sneak up on you. You really put it in persective trying to get off the toilet. Hope you can grab the sink. Once it got so bad I had to use DH's walker to help me get up - you don't realize how that motion stresses the back until it gives out on you. Muscle relaxors, ice and rest are key. You can alternate 20 minutes of ice first and then heat if you need to. Hope you feel better quickly but those things have to work themselves out. Don't push it or it will "pop" again. Sorry to hear about the antihistamines. I have a half pack left I can drop off. Perhaps they will do what they did here - reformulate it which still works pretty good and better than the other brands. I knew something was up when I couldn't find it on the shelves for weeks on end - think I cleared out every pack within a 20 mile radius. Then I started hunting for it online :lol: It's just that nothing works as good as that one. Take care and rest up!
Mel - I was thinking of you when I was agast the price of Mucinex. The doctor said to get the plain one and I grabbed the only box on the shelf - the 100 count bottle. 50 cents a pill :yikes: I thought you had said you need to take it on a regular basis. We went to another store and I got a 20 count box - probably more than I need. If I see a better price, I will let you know. Mel my friend, I think you need to get over that "other see me as weak" thing. You should be at a point in your life where you don't care what others think :rollpin: People who are people pleasers and get 'er done kind of folks have a tendency to take on more than what's good for them and others are all too willing to let someone else make the effort. Time's come to say, 'nuffs enough already. Self preservation number 1. I came to that same conclusion when I realized that over doing it leads to stress. And stress gives you a fat belly. And I don't need either of them. :lol: You must have been reading my mind about the home gym. I was thinking of that too. I see on cable that there are lots of On Demand exercise videos. The only thing I can't use is the treadmill. Going to have to think seriously about revamping the bedrooms and moving the treadmill down to the first floor so I can use it again. In the meantime Missus - keep resting up and kicking butt on the germ front. Make Jen sit a spell with you too. :D
Michelle - that's unfortunate that you couldn't do more stuff with your DMIL but with the cruddy winter you guys have been getting, it's probably better to just wait until summer rolls around and spend the time now just chatting and enjoying each other's company.
Oops gotta take a break here. DH is talking to me. Back later.
01-04-2009, 06:14 PM
I COULDN'T SHRINK CATTITUDE DOWN SO I'LL REMOVE IT TOMORROW AFTER WE ALL HAVE A LAUGH!
I HAVE SOME LAUNDRY TO DO AND JEN AND I MADE A DATE FOR THE M ORNING. SO I AM POSTING TONITE.
STARTED TO COOK A BIT FOR MYSELF AND BROILED SOME CHICKEN BREASTS AFTER I MARINATED THEM IN TRADER JOE'S BALSAMIC DRESSING.... YUM!!! :hun: OMG THEY ARE TO DIE FOR. GOING TO GET MORE CHICKEN TUESDAY AND MAKE SOME FOR THE KIDS. ALL IS WELL HERE AND HAVE BEEN CLEANING AND SORTING TODAY ON AND OFF.
HAVE A GREAT MONDAY TOMORROW :moped:
CARLA~ VERY GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE AND SORRY ABOUT THE BACK. HOPE THE MEDS WORK AND TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF. IS THE NEW JOB CLOSE TO HOME?? INQUIRING MINDS NEED TO KNOW THESE THINGS. I MUST REMEMBER TO PUT THE DOO NOT DISTURB SIGN OUT ON MONDAY AFTER DINNER!! :rofl: :rofl:
HAPPY~ I AM VERY GLAD TO HEAR THE MEDS ARE WORKING. AMAZING ISN'T IT?? HOPE YOU WILL FEEL BETTER NOW SO WORK WON'T BE SUCH A DRAG THIS WEEK. MY FRIEND JOINED WW ONLINE FOR THE NEW MOMENTUM THING AND IS GOING TO MEETINGS AS WELL. I HAD TOLD HER YOU SAID SOMETHING WAS NEW AND OFF SHE WENT!! :cb: CHANGE THOSE ROOMS AROUND WHILE YOU HAVE THE BIG "RUSH" FROM THE FIRST OF THE YEAR MOTIVATION! :cheer: LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING GREAT THINGS OUT OF THE LAND OF ELVIS!!
01-04-2009, 08:17 PM
Love the poster Mel. And thanks for the comment about the balsamic marinade. I have some dressing I need to use up and that would be perfect. I will trust that if you said it's good, then it must be. I imagine it would smell very good cooking up. DH and I wound up installing Quicken again and spending all afternoon loading things up. I never did get to the grocery store but I told him that he MUST go with me Tuesday night. I have a few things I can stretch till then. Made him some hot dog thing his mom used to make so he has 2 days of meals. I'm going to make a quickie pot of chicken vegetable soup using left overs. Will boil a few eggs and have tuna salad for lunch too. I should get back in the habit of planning and having things ready to take for lunch. I was going to make some chicken and tortelli soup but when I pulled the bag out of the freezer, I discovered it was beef ravioli instead. So we had ravioli and tossed vegetable salad for dinner. I stopped eating at half of my serving so I can have the rest for dinner tomorrow when DH is eating his hot dog stuff.
I also purchased a copy of a home inventory program from Quicken. That's something I have been wanting to do for years and years. This is nice because you can write up a description and scan in a picture as well as receipts. DH said I get overly worried at times but I look at my friend who lost her DH and things are in such a disarray that she has to sift through - those situations always nag at me to tidy up my life. And I've said for insurance purposes, we should keep SOME kind of record :o
Off to enter stuff :comp:
01-04-2009, 09:40 PM
I've had a good week end but it's back in the saddle again tomorrow. I'm so looking forward to my 6 day's off starting jan 14 through jan 19.
I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better and I'm most diffinatley going to check out the Musinec's. I have a high powered rx for Sudafed but this will intefere with the bp meds if I'm not careful.
Sorry to hear that you are still not feeling well. :hug:
Ouch on the back. I know how painful those can be. Be careful. It is nice to have good neighbor's
I love the cattitude poster.
To everyone else :wave:
01-04-2009, 11:03 PM
Sending :hug: & :angel:'s to all of you who are feeling sick. Hope you all get to feeling better.
Michellez - Rest, rest, rest. Hope you get to start feeling better.
Happy - Wow, I too didn't realize Mucinex was that high. I was also going to remind you, you might have a co-pay on prescriptions. I do and the first one or two prescr cost me lots, because of that. Glad to hear the meds are kicking in.
Mel - the poster was cute.
Carla - What a good neighbor. I hope you get to feeling better. Muscle spasms are the worse. If you can get down, try soaking in a hot tube. That seemed to help me.
Shad - A gardner sounds like a good idea. I have someone mow my yard. That's my luxury i give to myself.
As for me, trip was great, my brother & his family were glad I was able to bring mom and dad down. It's only a 4 1/2 hour drive, but with Dad you have to make several stops. I'm taking a vacation day tomorrow resting, laundry etc., then tomorrow night going to see Celine Dion in concert. Can't wait, we've had our tickets for like 8 months.
01-05-2009, 09:19 AM
Happy Monday All.........
Got a lot of stuff done over the weekend. Spent Saturday morning cleaning the house. Then gave Hella Bella a bath a cut. She hated it and bit the H*ll out of my hand. I didn't talk to her the rest of the day. Then got the laundry done. Spent Sunday picking up all the trash in my yard and the neighbors yard (it would of ended up in my yard), from the wind storm last week. Then scooped doggie poop. Touched up paint on the walls. Finished the rest of the laundry. Made dinner for the Tone man and I and had a great evening. Back to work this morning. It will be a full crew, first one in two weeks.
Michelle...coleslaw does count toward the cabbage good luck, don't know about the fried fish....hehe
Carla...oooh, muscle spasms, yikes, those hurt like the dickens. Bless your heart. I get regular charlie horses every night from wearing heals at work. That is bad enough.
Happy....Tony is the manager of maintenance at a factory. Maintenance was working OT during the shutdown to clean all the machines. So he had to be there also to supervise. He doesn't get OT, just his normal salary.
Shad....cabbage or black eyed peas will work for luck. Don't know how lucky it is as I eat it every year....and you know the rest of that story.
MEL....Feeling fine in 2009, you certainly are NOT playing the game very well. You get to feeling your very best my dear. Tell that office to go jump in a lake.
Ceejay...hope you are doing ok. I am not in the talkative mood sometimes too.
Patty...enjoy visiting with your family.
Hello to all I may have missed.
The Pres just walked in, better get going.
Love and Hugs,
01-05-2009, 09:48 AM
Good morning ladies,
Yep, this is the REAL back in the saddle again. Eveyrone should be back at work and on the highways and all over just ticking us off and getting in our way :lol:
Annie - you sure had a busy weekend. Great job on getting all those things done. Hope the job goes well for you today now that everyone is back scurrying around.
Patty - enjoy the concert! DH was showing me an espisode of Oprah with this amazing 16 year old Asian girl who had a set of pipes to rival Whitney and Celine. Her dream was to sing one day with Celine. They surprised her while singing with an appearance by Celine via satellite inviting her to sing with her I thought when she did a Texas show on tour. Maybe you will get to see her. She is amazing. Anyway hope you have a great time.
Ceejay - funny you should say back in the saddle :lol: my thoughts EXACTLY!
And with that - time for me to get back in mode again. They are talking about the possibility of freezing rain tonight. I hope not. It's cold again. Brrr.
Love to the rest of the chicks - catch up later.
01-05-2009, 12:55 PM
Happy Monday ladies -
I'm pleased to say that I'm feeling a bit better. I still have a cough and get winded and don't have my strength back yet, but still a considerable improvement. Plus, I'm able to think more clearly, which I think has to be the result of getting more oxygen. Yay! I'm back at work today with lots to do. Due to being sick (which limited my productivity) and taking a couple vacation days, I've got lots to catch up on....good thing I can think clearly now. My DMIL is leaving on Thursday morning. It's too bad that we felt so poorly so we weren't able to do much with her, but we had a nice holiday visit, watched some old movies and hopefully she enjoyed her stay with us as much as we truly did love having her.
I hope the rest of you chicks start feeling better too - because we're supposed to be feeling fine this wonderful month and year! I have such a positive outlook and attitude on this new year that it will bring us all health, happiness and financial stability.
Mel - I hope you're feeling better. I didn't get to watch Springtime in the Rockies, but I did take in a couple other old movies, and some football, so it was a great weekend for me! Good for you for resting and letting the building fend for itself. Remember to put yourself first! And don't worry if anyone sees you as weak....you take on way too much and need to look out for YOU for a change! Those Balsamic chicken breasts sound great!
Carla - I hope your back feels better soon. Back spasms are no fun. How nice of your neighbor to offer to get you some muscle relaxants. Happy's advice about alternating heat and ice really is good. That's helped me a lot in the past. Be careful how you move, and if you can do light isometric stretches, even just trying to get your back in neutral alignment, that might help.
Shad - I know you're having computer issues, but I hope you're doing well and enjoying gardening and the warm weather.
Happy - I'm so glad to hear you're doing better and the cement has cleared out. Good for you for coming up with exercise alternatives like On Demand videos and moving the treadmill. I'm looking forward to feeling a bit better so that DH and I can get the basement cleaned and organized so we can set up the Nordic Track and the exercise bike and a weights area. We'll eventually put a TV and VCR/DVD down there to do videos on days when the roads are too bad to get to the gym. I'm hoping to start getting back to the gym next week, as long as I have my "wind" and "energy" fully back.
Patty - I hope you're enjoying your vacation day! Have a fabulous time at the Celine concert (I know you will)!
Ceejay - I hope your work week is going well. Not too much longer for your vacation. :)
Annie - You definitely got a lot done! Wow! I wish I had half of your energy!!
I'm so eager to take steps toward making all my goals reality. I'm definitely ready to get back in the saddle again too!
Love and hugs to all,
01-05-2009, 02:30 PM
That is so sad about John Travolta's son. My Samantha absolutely loves John Travolta since the movie Grease. She was only 2 1/2 and stood on the coffee table siging her heart out as Sandy in the movie.
01-05-2009, 03:21 PM
MY DAY WENT BY SO QUICKLY I CANNOT BELIEVE IT'S ALREADY AFTER 2. IT ALL BEGAN WITH SOME LAUNDRY AND ENDED UP IN THE OFFICE. THE "AFTER HOLIDAY" STUFF IS A PAIN TAKING ALL THE DECORATIONS DOWN. I LEFT THE TREE UP IN THE SENIOR ROOM CAUSE OF TOMORROW'S LITTLE CHRISTMAS FOR THEM AND THEY LIKE TO CELEBRATE THE 3 KINGS. AND I AM JUST NOT UP TO IT YET EITHER. JEN AND I ARE BOTH ALMOST 100%. WE BOTH NEED A FEW MORE DAYS TO GET OUR STRENGTH BACK I THINK SO I AM NOT RUSHING IT AND NEITHER IS SHE.
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT I WEIGHED IN LAST WEEK AT 186.5 AND TODAY WAS 184. ALL BECAUSE THE PILLS AND COUGHING STOPPED AND I STARTED DRINKING WATER OVER THE WEEKEND. SO I GUESS THAT WAS 2 1/2 LBS OF PEE???? ROFL JUST SO YOU KNOW,
I AM GOING FOOD SHOPPING IN THE MORNING.
HAPPY~ I HEAR YOU ON GETTING ALL THE DUCKS IN A ROW. I WAS JUST TALKING T0 JEN ABPOUT THAT. WE DID THE WILLS AND MADE COPIES FOR THE HOUSING AUTHORITY BUT I NEED TO GET THE INS STUFF ORGANIZED ETC. THAT WILL BE ANOTHER GOAL FOR YOU AND I THIS YEAR!! HOPE YOU WERE OK AT WORK TODAY. WE SIT HERE WAITING FOR THE FORZEN RAIN BUT NOTHING YET!!
CEEJAY~ WOW!! HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT 6 DAYS WHEN THEY COME AROUND!! WILL ANY BE SPENT WITH THE FAMILY?? HOW ARE THE AUNTS AND UNCLES DOING??
PATTY~ HAVE A GREAT TIME AT THE CONCERT. THE WOMEN IN HERE LOVE CELINE!!! ENJOY THE MOMENT!! GLAD MOM AND DAD WERE HAPPY. :dance:
ANNIE~ I SHOULD HAVE SENT MY LAUNDRY TO YOU!!! GLAD THE WEEKEND WAS SO PRODUCTIVE...YOU BUSY BEE YOU!! SO DINNER OR TONY WAS FINE??? OR BOTH??? :rofl:
MICHELLE~ I AM GLAD YOU FEEL BETTER AND CAN BREATHE A BIT BETTER. THAT HAS TO BE THE WORST PART FOR YOU. :hug: GET WELL AND STILL BE CAREFUL. I AM SURE THE DMIL WAS GLAD TO BE WITH YOU BOTH FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND "CHIT" CAN'T BE HELPED :hohoho: STAY WELL AND TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF!!
01-05-2009, 05:03 PM
Mel - So glad to hear you are doing better and just about 100%. Don't overdo it though. Just make sure you and Jen BOTH get your rest. Congrats on the weight loss! LMAO about the 2.5 lbs of pee! We had the frozen rain Saturday night....coated everything with 1/4" of solid ice. Luckily, it was warm enough on Sunday for salt on the roads and sidewalks to work.
01-05-2009, 06:58 PM
I can't get warm today. This cold freezinig rain makes my knees and shoulder hurt.
My uncle came up the stairs Saturday singing that song. He had watched an old Gene Autry movie. It's been on my mind since then.
Are you getting this freezing rain?
So glad that you are almost 100% again. Just don't over do things. Can you motivate some one else to pack up the Christmas tree? After rearranging the freezer last night to put some more groceries in there I told myself that I would just buy fresh fruit this week. I have enough frozen food for a month.
My vacation time is just for me. I told my aunt I would come over on Saturday and Sunday as usual. I think that's the uncle's time together also. I had another uncle tell me Sunday that we needed to do this more than once a month. Oh and congrats on those pounds lost. They are gone whatever it might be!!!!
You must be feeling better to be back at work. Don't over do things.
If you run out of things to do come down to my house.
Patty, Carla, and the rest a big hello :wave.
01-05-2009, 10:14 PM
Aah boy, I really need some one around to keep me on the straight and narrow with eating!!!!
I'm sure I am out of control. And I need to go find a gym which I can use on a casual basis because apart from gardening and cleaning I really am not doing well on the exercise.
I DO NEED TO LOSE SOME WEIGHT THIS YEAR!
Lots of posts there and I just can't reply at the moment so forgive me for I am busy. Still looking for a job. I still have these two contracts on the go. The first one - the job is mine but they haven't yet fully approved the project :faint: :yikes: :eek: :stress: :dunno: :dizzy: You gotta wonder! And the other mob are organising interviews (1 and 2) so I haven't heard back from them yet either.
Meantime the garden is being cleared of the noxious weeds and the house is being cleared of spiders and then the yard will need to be sprayed for ants. And I need to finish off on a couple of projects I have on the go as well. Oh the joys of living in the tropics.
So saying that I'd better get on with it.
01-06-2009, 09:02 AM
Sheesh, what a Tuesday Morning....Slick and freezing rain on the way in Took me an hour to drive a 20 minute commute and what the heck is it with all these tailgators? Do they think it is a football game out there or what. I so badly wanted to stop my car and go back there and smack that driver. The drive home won't be much better either. This crap is supposed to go on all day. Yikes!
Will post more later...got to go poo right now.
Love and hugs
01-06-2009, 09:05 AM
Happy Tuesday ladies -
By the end of the day yesterday, I was feeling pretty tired. I guess I still don't have my strength back. But I'm feeling a bit better yet today after a good night's sleep.
Ceejay - I hope you were able to finally feel warm by evening. Thanks for the word of caution. I'm not going to overdo...I definitely don't want to get really sick again. I'm taking it very, very slowly.
Shad - Great to hear from you! I hope this means your computer is working properly now. Good luck with the job hunt! With your skills and experience, I'm sure a wonderful job will come your way soon. Isn't it crazy how they can say a job is "yours" but they haven't approved the project?? :dunno: Have fun gardening and de-insectifying!
Mel - I hope today finds you and Jen feeling even better.
Happy - I hope you are feeling your best too!
Annie - I hope you're having a great day at work!
Well, I've got lots to get done....so I'd better get on with it.
Love and hugs to all,
01-06-2009, 09:07 AM
Annie - we posted at the same time. I'm glad you made it to work okay. Icy roads are bad enough, but worse when people tailgate. Don't they understand they may not be able to stop if they need to and need to allow more room? Crazy! Again, I'm just glad you made it to work okay. Here's to a safe drive home too.
01-06-2009, 10:10 AM
Good morning ladies,
First off Shad - I'm giving you the official finger wag :nono: While you are cleaning out the yard, take a break, go inside and clean out that kitchen. Sit down and make a shopping list and go off to the store and get you some healthy foods. Toss the junk in the rubbish bin. Replace with some things that make your head and tummy go ahhhhhh, yum :D The head must approve for health's sake :yes: Don't stop to pass go, do it today and report back please. :drill:
Ceejay and Annie - please be careful today when outside. We luckily dodged another icy bullet as it moved north by you. Makes me insane how people tailgate but the worst is when you leave space for sudden stopping if needed and idiots use that as an opportunity to jump right in front of you. Annie - I always make sure I have a CD of nice, mellow music on hand for those hellishly long commutes.
Michelle - I guess this bug we have is taking hold and not letting go too easily. There was a moment of feeling better but... still tired out. I guess you just take it slow and get some extra sleep to fight off the germs trying to make a comeback. Hope you're feeling better today also.
Mel - hope you didn't get that icy rain and that the sun will be shining on you. Glad Jen is feeling better. How are you doing today?
After not seeing him since December 15, yesterday Mr. Feral made his appearance again. He did spend some time sleeping in his bed over the Christmas holiday but we hadn't actually seen him in a while. We both figured he was gone for good which is what always happens. He's not that interested in food but looks healthy - just coming to snuggle in "his" blanket. I don't blame him - it's miserable, cold, rainy, and near freezing out there. I don't want to leave either :lol: But I must. See you later...
01-06-2009, 01:54 PM
Happy - Glad to hear that Mr. Feral is back. I'm sure he really appreciates the warm, cozy home you provide for him.
I'm having a devil of a time managing the side effects of the Prednisone I'm on. I'm ALWAYS hungry! I just ate a good lunch of lasagna, veggies, salad and a breadstick and I'm still hungry. And it's physical sensations of being hungry - stomach rumbling, dizziness, light-headed, etc. Despite the fact that I've been cutting back on my dose (per doc's instructions), I'm still just as starving as I was on the higher dose. Oh well, just 1 more week - thank goodness. I'm afraid to weigh myself, but I do know that no matter what I can and will lose weight and get fit in 2009.
01-06-2009, 02:36 PM
Mitchellez- My mom was on a steriod for a while and I remember she said she would get so hungry it was crazy. She use to carry a bag of carrots... She said even though that's not what she wanted just the sense of chewing help her. Might give that a try?
Shad - I too am out of control. Here it is Jan 6th and i still don't have a food plan. Let's get one going?
Happy - I'm so glad Mr. Feral made an appearance. I'm sure he appreciates a nice warm bed.
Ceejay - I'm with you. This cold makes my whole body hurt. Stay warm.
Annie - Yikes, having to drive in that weather would drive me crazy. Be careful. Be glad you don't have to drive here in Texas... most people don't know how to drive in that kind of weather. We get a cold spell... and it's like accident city.
Mel - glad to hear you and Jen are starting to feel better.
Last night was the concert, It was great. She sang all her best hits. The concert was short to me, but she kept it entertaining. Even durning her costume changes, she had dancers that would come out. Great show..
01-06-2009, 02:53 PM
CEEJAY~ GLAD YOU GET TO HAVE THE DAYS OFF TO YOURSELF. I BET THE UNCLES LOVE TO SEE YOU ON A MORE REGULAR BASIS. TIME SEEMS TO BE FLYING LATELY...I MUST BE GETTING OLD :rofl: OUR RAIN, SOW, SLEET IS COMING TODAY SO WE BOTH BETTER TRY AND WARM UP! TIRED OF WINTER ALREADY!! :brr:
MICHELLE~ SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PROBS WITH THE PREDNISONE. THAT IS ONE DRUG I DON'T ENVY ANYONE TAKING! SENDING A HUG AND HOPE YOU GET TO EAT NORMALLY AND GET YOUR STRENGTH BACK SOON!. :hug: WE WILL ALL GET SKINNY TOGETHER ON 2009! :belly:
SHAD~ HAPPY GARDENING AND ENJOY THE DOWN TIME WEEDING AND SUCH! KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED FOR A GOOD JOB TO COME YOUR WAY!! :hug:
ANNIE~ LORD HOW I HATE TAILGATERS!! HOPE YOU GOT HOME SAFE AND SOUND. THIS WEATHER IS THE PITS!!! TO MUCH ICE ALREADY!!
HAPPY~ HOPE YOU STAYED WARM TOO AND GLAD MR FERAL SHOWED UP AGAIN. HE MUST HAVE MORE THAN 9 LIVES!!! POOR KITTY. HOPE YOU ARE FEELING MUCH BETTER AS WELL :hug:
PATTY....WE JUST MISSED EACH OTHER. CONCERT SOUNDED GREAT AND I AM GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TIME!
SHE IS SO LOVED BY SO MANY PEOPLE.
HELLO CHICKS! DANG IT'S COLD AND BLUSTERY OUT THERE. ICE STORM HEADING OUR WAY. I WENT TO THE SUPERMARKET AND STOCKED UP FOR A WEEK OR MORE. THURSDAY IS TRADER JOE'S IF THE WEATHER IS OK BY THEN. I TOOK N O CHANCES AND MADE SURE I HAVE ENOUGH IN THE FRIDGE. I AM THINKING OF NEVER GETTING MY MAIL AGAIN...SOC. SECURITY SAYS I OWE THEM OVER $1700. NOW AND THAT IS CRAP. MORE CALLS. MORE LETTERS. MORE PAPERWORK. GEEZ!!! AND MY ELECTRIC SUBSIDY KEEPS GETTING DENIED. THEY MUST BE LISTENING TO SOCIAL SECURITY! :rofl: I JUST CAN'T WIN THIS YEAR ALREADY! :faint:
ALL IS WELL HERE. I DID FIND MYSELF EXHAUSTED AFTER FOOD SHOPPING. JIMMY IS GONE SO I MADE CALLS TO SET UP SOME STUFF FOR ICE/SNOW REMOVAL FOR OUR BLDG AND CAME UP HERE TO HAVE A HOT SHOWER AND GET WARM AGAIN. AND THIS IS WHERE I AM GOING TO STAY. I DID TELL ONE PERSON THAT IF THEY WANT ME TO OFFER HELP WITH THE PLUMBER ETC, THEN THEY CAN PAY FOR AND INSTALL NEW TIRES ON MY OLD WHEELCHAIR. IF NOT THEN THEY CAN FIND SOMEONE ELSE. :moped:
01-06-2009, 03:41 PM
Ok I am being blonde....could everyone email me where they live city and state if possible. Just trying to keep things straight in my little beedy mind.
Going down to get a latte' chat later.
01-06-2009, 04:02 PM
Patty - Thanks for the tip about the carrots. I'll pick some up at the store and give that a try. Carrots would certainly be healthier and lower in calories than what I've been eating. I'm out of control right there with you and Shad. I've got to regain control and quick.
Mel - Thanks for the hug. Stay inside warm and cozy. Sorry to hear that the government is harassing you again. What a pain in the arse! :hug: Hang in there, Mel. Things will get better.
Annie - I hope you enjoyed your latte.
Well, better get back to it. I've got lots more to get done.
Love and hugs to all,
01-06-2009, 06:24 PM
Seems like January might be for Control for many of us. I generally eat fairly healthy and follow more or less the CSIRO diet which I had a lot of success with while in Townsville. Information on this is on the internet if you are interested try this link: http://www.csiro.au/science/TWD.html. There is too much meat in there for me but I just cut back to somewhere around the100g to 150g 4-6 ozs and find that suits me just fine. Now I just have to follow it more faithfully. So my challenge for the month is PORTION CONTROL.
Annie - I live in South East Queensland, Australia - at least that is where my house is. You may have noticed I am not here all that often.
You don't have a monopoly on weird drivers over there. When it rains over here, they all seem to think that they have to drive faster, overtake, stamp on the horn, tailgate and generally become complete idiots. The bigger the car the bigger the idiot. We have tropical rains here and sometimes you can't see an inch in front of you and the wipers can't cope and still they have to go fast!!! A judge put it well the other day when dealing with one of the local hoons up before him in court on multiple driving offences. He said: "I can and should send you to jail for 6 months, but with your looks, physique and youth you wouldn't last one night in there. There are men in there with faces even a mother couldn't love, who wouldn't care too much about your face they are only interested in other parts of your anatomy. Think carefully about these words because this is your very last chance!" The kid is now publicly acknowledging that the judge spoke sense he would mend his ways. He got fined and his car is now confiscated - can't remember for how long. Let's see how long it will last.
Michelle - Computer is not working properly but I have found ways and means to work around some of the problems. It's a pain, but I can't just dis-install it and play around any more. Roll on Robbie to sort it out. I have fixed some of the problems but not all. I can't find a way to loosen up the firewall and have to use administrator rights to get around getting into the internet. I have to find a way around the games module, even tho' I don't use it that often.
So you are on for a challenge for the month on eating control?
Mel - Glad to here you are looking after number 1 after all these years. It's about time someone (who gets paid to work there) stepped up to the mark and made some decisions. Strange system you have there.
Glad you got the good food stuff in before you wore out. Happy Trader Joeing later in the week - if the weather allows.
Patty - So nice that you enjoyed the concert. I like her singing. She did a nice duet with Il Divo on one of their early cds. It really is a beautiful piece of music they sing.
Sort out your eating plan now. You and I and Michelle WILL lose some weight this year!!
Ceejay - Enjoy your time off and have a rest, keep warm, read a book or two. Holidays are for pleasing yourself not the boss or the relatives or the friends.
Happy - Thanks for the finger wag, I don't have much junk in the house but I do tend to overeat particularly on the luscious fruit that is around at the moment. I had some wonderful peaches yesterday. Need to go back and get some more of those.
Is Mr Feral indestructable? Back again!!!! He must think a lot of you two.
Right well off to de-ant the place. I have found a couple of nests of the biggest ants I have seen. The nests are in trees!!! I need to figure out how to get rid of them without getting bitten or chopping down the entire tree. Spray (of the fly spray variety) doesn't seem to kill them off. So it is back to the dreaded ant kill again. See ya
01-07-2009, 09:15 AM
MICHELLE~ THEY EVEN HAVE CARROTS IN PACKS OF SINGLES AND CELERY TOO. PATTY HAD A GOOD IDEA. SAY GOODBYE TO THE DMIL FOR ALL OF US!
ANNIE~ I AM IN NJ RIGHT OUTSIDE NEW YORK CITY.
SHAD~ I THINK I REMEMBER MAKING A COPY OF THAT DIET FOR ONE OF THE OFFICE WOMEN WHEN YOU FIRST TOLD ME ABOUT YOUR SUCCESS. PROBABLY ANTOINETTE!!! SHE IS GIVING WW A TRY NOW...AGAIN.
HAPPY ANT HUNTING! :cheer3:
:rain: JUST LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AND ALL I SEE IS RAIN. HOPE THAT THERE IS NO ICE ON THE ROAD BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK IT. LAST NIGHT WAS SPOOKY...JEN WASN'T FEELING GOOD AND RICHIE BROUGHT HER HERE. WHILE WE WERE MUNCHING ON DINNER AND WATCHING INDIANA JONES, THE LIGHTS KEPT FLICKERING. AT THE TIME IT WAS SLEET. SNOW AND RAIN BEGINNING AND SOME PRETTY STIFF GUSTS OF WINDS. WE UNPLUGGED EVERYTHING BUT THE ONE TV AND WAITED FOR A BLACKOUT THAT NEVER CAME :rofl: :rofl: I THINK JEN'S PROBLEM YESTERDAY WAS NERVES. THINKING TOO MUCH ABOUT THE "FUTURE". ALL WAS WELL WHEN THEY WENT TO BED. NOW MOM NEEDS A NAP TODAY. NOT ENOUGH SLEEP. GRANDSON IS SLEEPY TOO. HE TRIED TO FLY INTO THE BATHROOM THIS MORNING BUT LANDED ON THE FLOOR AGAIN. NOT SURE WHY HE CAME TO ME...SEEMED LIKE HE HAD "NIGHT FRIGHTS" AS THEY CALL IT. IT'S WHEN SOMETHING WAKES THAM UP, IT'S DARK AND THEY CANNOT SEE THE "ENEMY". SCARES THE BEJESUS OUT OF THEM AND LIKE DOPES THEY FLY IN THE DARK. :crazy:
MUST BE MY TURN TO BE SOOTHING EVERYONE....BITH WITH AND WITHOUT FEATHERS!
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/ THURSDAY :moped:
01-07-2009, 10:01 AM
Good morning ladies,
I think we're in for a dry spell for a bit. Thank goodness. Yesterday I ate a FiberOne bar with some yogurt for breakfast. Haven't eaten one of them in a long time now. It apparently caused some deadly mix inside of me as I am about to explode. Having very bad gas cramps all night long and into today. The problem is that it's inside of me and won't come out. Can't even sit down without discomfort. It's really sad when our bodies turn against us :rolleyes:
Mel, glad you didn't get a blackout but it's always worrisome sitting when the lights flicker. Especially if you have to use the elevators :yikes: I hope you gave some comfort to Jen. Sometimes it's hard to look at the future and keep a positive outlook but you just have to focus on getting through one day at a time to save your sanity I suppose. :hug: to you both. Does the grandson fly free from his cage? Don't you lock him in at night? I guess that makes sense about the night frights. Poor baby - can't leave even a soft light on since they need dark to sleep - I think.
Shad - good luck with the ants. If you say they are BIG then I am frightened as Texas ain't got nothing on big when it comes to Australia :rofl: Sorry Patty but it's true. They got some giant bugs and stuff down there. I hope you don't wake up carried off into another room Shad. :eek:
I think the only place where the drivers are idiots is Mackinaw Island in the upper peninsula of the state of Michigan. The reason they are ok is because NO CARS are allowed on the island :lol: The whole world has gone bonkers. Maybe they should limit cars to 1) no faster than 55 miles per hour and definitely set it so cell phones will not work when the car is moving. :lol:
Michelle - that's a bummer with being so hungry but look at it as a temporary setback as I'm sure you well do. You are a very determined lady and when you are off the meds for good, I'm sure you will get back into fighting mode. Getting healthy is the first priority. And that tight band of constricted breathing and breathiness is no fun. Give the DMIL a hug from the worldly chicks - until the summer when you meet again...
Glad you enjoyed the concert Patty. I think unless the tickets are $10 they should perform for at least 2 hours :lol: I know I felt a little cheated with the Mannheim Steamroller concert. They did an intermission and performed for only about an hour and 15 minutes.
Annie - hope you have better weather today. How's work now that everyone is in the office?
Time for me to pack up my lunch and head out. Talk to you later ladies, have a good one. :wave:
01-07-2009, 11:16 AM
Happy Wednesday ladies -
So glad to be halfway through the work week! I'm pretty tired by the time I get home, and all I want to do is have dinner and watch TV in bed. Tomorrow, I have to leave the house at 4:15am to get DMIL to the airport. She has to be there by 5 for a 6:15 am flight. Then I'll be going into work early and hopefully be able to leave work early as well. I've already told DH that aside from a bit of website work I need to do this weekend, I want to spend the entire weekend resting and watching TV. I figure I'll take it easy in the evenings and this weekend and hopefully I'll have my energy back by next week. I'm definitely not going to rush it as I don't want any setbacks.
Shad - Thanks for the info about the CSIRO diet. I definitely want to join you in the portion/eating control challenge! I really got a kick out of what the judge said to the kid. Good for him! I can only imagine how big your ant problem must be! :yikes: Good luck! I hope you're able to get rid of them.
Mel - I hope you and grandson are able to rest today. :hug: for Jen. I hope she is doing better. Sometimes it's best just to try and take everything a day at a time and not think about the future. Make sure with all that soothing of others that you take care of yourself too.
Happy - I picked up a couple boxes of FiberOne bars yesterday. I hope they don't have the same effect on me that they had on you. :hug: I hope you feel better soon. I definitely agree with you that drivers are bonkers everywhere! Thanks for the encouragement and vote of confidence about me getting back into "fighting" mode. You're right...I have to keep reminding myself that I need to get healthy again first. Sometimes I just get impatient and I want to get back to exercising, but I know my body's not ready quite yet. It won't be long though. I was pleasantly surprised to get on the scale today and found I only gained back 4 more pounds. So out of the 36 I lost last year, I gained back 16. Not great, I know. But I am thankful that despite being sidelined by my back and by illness and despite the prednisone, I'm still 20 lbs thinner than I was at this time last year...and since I've had success when exercising and following a healthy eating plan, I know I can and will have success again! :)
Annie - I hope you're having a great day at work!
Ceejay - Are you working today? If so, I hope you're having a good day. You're vacation's just a week away!
Patty - I hope you and Blackie are doing well.
Ruth, Carla, Madcat and everyone else - have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Love and big hugs,
01-07-2009, 02:25 PM
:woohoo::woohoo: on the 20 pounds down for the year Michelle. :woohoo::woohoo:
Yeah, it's a bummer that some came back BUT you still maintained some loss and that is great and a couple of pants sizes too!
DH and I are going grocery shopping tonight. I hate shopping but actually looking forward to getting some clean food into the house. I am still somewhat uncomfortable with this gas bubble inside of me so I was afraid to take the minestrone soup I made the other day for lunch (more beans and gas inducing veggies in there).
They had spaghetti in the cafeteria. Not too bad but the side of squash was yucky. Had a small side salad with mostly green things in it so not too bad. Passed up the deserts. My mom gave me 2 oranges my aunt had ordered from Florida. They were the most awesome oranges I have had in at least 2 years. They were so good I must admit I hoarded them both - ate one at work and one after supper yesterday in front of DH and didn't offer him any :o I am a bad wife. :( However he was very much enjoying the last of the Oreo cookies which is more his idea of a proper desert so that took some of my shame away :lol: I must find out where Aunt D ordered them and get me a box. We get oranges from California and Australia of all places - can't beat the Florida ones though.
Just peeking in here at lunch - time to go drop my tray back at the cafeteria and take a walk around the building. But first wipe the spaghetti drips off my shirt :lol:
01-07-2009, 03:15 PM
Happy - You are just so sweet! Thank you for the woohoo's. My size 14 slacks are too tight to wear right now....but I should be back in them in a couple weeks. Good for you for getting in the fruits and veggies. You're doing really well in the eating department. Isn't it amazing how a piece of great tasting fruit can sometimes be better than cookies? It's amazing you don't get oranges from Florida since you live so close. I can't do oranges very well...too much acid. I wish I could because I like them and they are so good for me. Good for you for talking a walk around the building. Hopefully next week, I'll be up to taking walks inside the building on my lunch hour.
Well, my quick check in time is over too.
Hope everyone is having a great day!
01-07-2009, 03:38 PM
I just wanted to mention that I signed up for the National Body Challenge on health.discovery.com (http://health.discovery.com/national-body-challenge/about/tv/tune-in/tune-in.html) If you sign up, you can get a free 30-day membership to Bally's health club. I can't use this as the closest Bally's is 45 minutes from where I live, but it might be an option for those of you who live close to Bally's.
01-07-2009, 04:36 PM
Michelle - Challenge sounds good but the nearest Bally's to me is 12000 miles away. I might drive 45 minutes to the gym but not that far. :rofl: :rofl:
:congrat: on the 20lb down. I hearby crown you :queen: of the thread for the years weightloss.
Happy - we get Californian oranges over here too. Sorry but I think the Riverland oranges from Victoria are better. Mind you some of the farmers are bulldozing the trees because of cheap imports from Thailand and Vietnam (for juice) are ruining their industry. We are also getting garlic from the US at the moment WTF - garlic from 4 different places???? China, homegrown, Mexico and US???
I like your idea of dessert better than DH's Oreos.
Mel - the grandson was frightened by something. They take flight even at night when danger looms. Our old bird used to try to escape before the earthquake struck. He was a great early warning system. I used to have to clean up feathers and s*** and seed all over the place.
Today will be busy again. I nearly have the house straight, still have to clean the fridge and pantry and laundry and wash the floors. But today since it will be a bit cooler apparently I will go out into the garden and pull the weeds, fertilise,mulch and water the garden and just maybe plant a few bits and pieces to try and keep the weeds down somewhat.
So having said that. I'm off to dig and pull. Have a good day and don't forget to sweat.
01-07-2009, 05:06 PM
Shad - I don't blame you for not wanting to travel 12000 miles to go to Bally's. I have a membership to the Y, which is 10 minutes from my house...so I'm going to be heading there when I have my energy/breath back. Good for you for getting all that stuff done inside and out around the house. Sounds like a busy day of gardening ahead. DH and I have been looking through seed catalogs to determine what veggies to start early from seed indoors prior to transplanting them outside when spring finally gets here.
CONGRATULATIONS MICHELLE! GREAT NEWS FROM YOU TODAY!! EVEN WITH ALL THE ILLNESS ETC YOU GOT 20 LOBS OFF!! WOW!! WTG!!! WITH YOUR TRACK REACORD, I AM SURE WHEN YOU ARE 100% FEELING BETTER THAT YOU'LL GET THE REST BACK OFF IN NO TIME FLAT :hug:
HAPPY~ NO THE GRANDSON IS FREE FLYING. NO CAGES FOR HIM BUT HE NEVER USUALLY FLIES ANYWHERE UNLESS HE IS SPOOKED. HE ALREADY HAS A NIGHTLIGHT BUT HE'S GETTING OLDER NOW AND SLEEPS VERY HEAVILY. MAYBE I WOKE HIM UP!!! :rofl: OR THE "CONSTRUCTOS" BEHIND ME HAMMERING AWAY. SO SORRY YOU HAVE THE GAS WOES AND HOPE THEY LEAVE SOON. CHEW ON PAPAYA ENZYME TABLETS. THEY SELL THEM IN THE VITAMIN AISLE. JEN AND I WOULDN'T BE WITHOUT THEM...AID IN DIGESTION AND DO A GREAT JOB...BETTER THAN TUMS ETC. :hug:
SHAD~ YOU CAN LIVE HERE....THERE IS A BALLY'S GYM ABOUT 5 MINUTES AWAY FROM THE BLDG! :moped: EASY TO GET TO AND THE GRANDSON MIGHT LIKE A BABYSITTER AT NIGHT TO KEEP HIM COMPANY :rofl: CAN YOU SLEEP WITH A NIGHT LIGHT ON?
I FORGET NOW!!! :lol3: :lol3:
I WILL BE MIA IN THE MORNING...THE WEATHER IS GOOD AND THE TRIP TO TRADER JOE'S IS STILL ON FOR THE EARLY MORNING.....PROVIDING I GET MY FAT BUTT OUT OF BED AND STOP LOUNGING AROUND!!! :beach:
I DID NOTHING TODAY BUT REST AND PROGRAM MY PHONE WITH NUMBERS FOR "HELP". GOT A LIST FROM MY FRIEND IN CASE I NEED TO CALL THEM. MUCH BETTER THAN ME TRYING TO REPAIR TOILETS AT 1AM!!!!
HAVE A GREAT DAY TOMORROW AND STAY WELL :scooter:
01-08-2009, 07:37 AM
Good morning ladies -
I was up at 3:30 and left the house at 4:00 to take DMIL to the airport. It's now 5:30 and I'm at work. At least the building is open and I can start work this early, so I don't have to stay out in my car in the cold. Since I got here so early, I was able to park right in front of the building, which given my lung capacity lately is a good thing. I'm going to try and accomplish everything I need to so I can leave a little early today. The cafeteria opens in an hour, so I'll be able to get coffee and breakfast then.
Mel - Have a great time at TJ's. You and Jen know so much about supplements. Do you learn all that from TV or the internet or magazines? I just recently learned that taking a Vitamin D supplement (1000 units or more) daily can help boost the immune system. Have you heard anything about that? In the article I read, they said since people typically get Vitamin D from sunshine, Vitamin D supplements are especially beneficial for folks in colder, northern climates where you don't go outside much in the winter. I hope grandson is doing better today. Good for you for resting and getting the help numbers programmed into your phone.
A big :wave: to everyone! Here's to a great day for all of us!
Love and hugs,
01-08-2009, 09:45 AM
Good Morning Everyone!!
Michelle...congrats on your 20 lb loss! You rock sista! Needless to say this morning I am up an entire 10 lbs. I need to get with the program or it is going to get away from me. We have a free gym we can use just a block over from work, but for the life of me, I cannot get motivated to go there. I am flabby and have a bit of skin hanging on the tummy (would need surgery for that, but not vain enough to do it). It is so cold, snowy and icy here so much lately, I just want to go home and crash, which is what I do.
MEL... ohh you are going shopping at my favorite place again. How fun! Pick me up some shelled edaname. I just love that.
Shad....I can't get motivated to go a block to exercise, can't imagine you traveling 12000 miles to exercise. ;^)
Happy...someone left Florida oranges in our breakroom yesterday. I ate two of them and saved one for today. I also got a basket of clementines at the grocery last night on sale for 2.99. I can eat a couple of those little things in one sitting. Yummy.
Patty...glad you had a great time at the concert and it was all you expected.
It was another slick ride in this morning. It is snowing now. TV weatherman said no snow today. I am convinced I could to the local weather and be as inaccurate as they are. haha.
Work was great yesterday. I was so dang busy, I looked up it was 4:30 and time to go home. I am getting to use skills that I lost..slowly coming back to me. It is fun and I just love it.
Tonight is steak and beans dinner at our director's house. It is for some kind of competition that happened BA-before Anne came on board. However they want me to attend to be part of the team. How cool is that?
Tony is in a weird place in his head about his job. It is not looking good at the moment. He is kind of freaking. Bless his heart. Prayers for him. (may have to either go to a night shift of management or stay on days and cut his hours back to 24-36 a week) I told him at least he has a job and that is the bright side. You just have to stay positive and focused.
Speaking of focused.....let's all get focused, especially me, and help me with that on this 10 lb gain I have had. I need to get it back off. The peanut m&m's did not help on the way to work this morning. Made me feel sick and want to puke, literally. I hate chocolate and sugar does not agree with me. TELL ME, WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF??
Better get going on this work day.
Hello to all those I missed.
Much love and many hugs,
01-08-2009, 09:53 AM
Good morning chicks,
The mattress monster had me in his deadly grips. I guess I slept right through the alarm so unlike Michelle, I will NOT be arriving at work early today. And I have to be there for a first thing in the morning meeting. So off I go. Back later. :wave:
01-08-2009, 10:25 AM
Happy - Glad the mattress monster let you wake up in time so you weren't late for your morning meeting. I hope the meeting and the rest of your day goes well.
Annie - You've had a 10 lb gain, and I gained back 16 of the 36 lbs that I lost last year. I just prefer to look at it as losing a net of 20 lbs for 2008 and not focus on the gaining back because I know that I will lose that temporary gain plus a lot more once I'm able to be fully on program. You can do it too. You know the choices that make you feel your best. It's so great that you have a free gym you can use. I know it's hard to get there when it's cold, snowy and icy out, but even if you can go once or twice a week after work, that's better than not at all. And don't worry about your excess skin....just wear something to cover it up and no one needs to know. I wear baggy t-shirts and yoga pants to work out in so my belly rolls are covered. You can do this, Annie. You know you'll feel much better once you're back on track. Sending :goodvibes: to Tony. We all know how stressful job stuff can be. Good for you for encouraging him to stay positive.
Ceejay - I hope you're having a good day!
01-08-2009, 08:00 PM
I hate those matress monsters.
Well done on those 20 pounds lost in 2008.
I know that feeling of not wanting to go to the gym. Sometimes we just have to do it. Sending good vibs to Tony.
This week I knew I was getting a sore throat due to drainage. I thought I could treat this on my own but ended up in the doctor's office this morning. His diagnosis is strep throat. His nurse gave me an injection and he called in an antibotic and a histamine. This morning at the doctor's office I weighed in at 188. At home with out clothes 187.4 so there's not to much difference in my scale and his. I do want to see 178 by the end of January. So Annie I have to stay focused to get her done.
Called my aunt and uncle to not expect me this week end. I need to stay put and get some esxra rest.
01-09-2009, 04:58 AM
Aaaah the Mattress monster rears his ugly head! I was deep in the arms of Morpheus this morning around 3.am when Miss Puss decided she was hungry. We eventually had a full blown spat and she went outside and sulked. Unfortunately I couldn't get back to sleep. Lots of cursing going on here especially since I had a telephone interview today.
Went shopping and had a haircut this morning - lots more fruit and veg. I just love this time of the year for fruit. Yummo. I have a large mango in my fridge that I will make a pig of myself with tomorrow.
Ceejay - Crikey is everyone going down with this nasty bug?? Get better soon and I think you are wise not to go to the family this weekend. There is no point making other people sick as well.
Annie - I would much rather the companies out there cut back hours rather than making people redundant. I realise your Tony probably has issues with money and fears for the future, but if they cut the hours, they are at least keeping on the knowledge that has been built in the company over the years. If they let people go, chances are they will have to take time to bring new people up to speed when finally things get going again. This will only slow down recovery. Never freak out Tony, whatever happens is well beyond your control. Hard and all as that may seem, sometimes really good things can come out of hardship and redundancy. It did for me all those years back. Best wishes to the dear man and I hope he will be able to sort himself out.
Michelle - aaaah the early bird catches the front line car park. Nothing like it!.
Hope you got to leave a bit earlier than normal.
Mel - Enjoy your trip out. Think I will give NY and NJ a bit of a miss this winter. Too much to do out here at the moment. I'm thinking of next Christmas - probably in Canada - I might like to try a white Christmas - however be warned - it never rains while I am on holiday except for one day where there is water everywhere. It will probably not snow either if I decide to come on over.
So I had the interview today. This is for the job which is based in Melbourne and New Zealand. I didn't actually think it went all that well, however the feedback I got was very positive and I should know what gives come next Wednesday. The Singapore job should be a yes or no next Tuesday.
Whatever happens, happens. I'm just going to concentrate on getting the house and garden in order. It's getting there. I may even finish the tiling in the kitchen given a spot of luck and a fair wind blowing. DS2 has some lunches in the freezer for himself. I will put some more in there this weekend. It will certainly save him some money at the snack bar.
I guess that is about it for now. Can't think of much more at the moment. Need to go clean up the kitchen and watch a bit of tv and then bed. TV is pretty bad at the moment.
01-09-2009, 08:45 AM
MICHELLE~ I DO KNOW THAT THERE IS A WARNING WITH VIT D THAT THERE CAN BE TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING BUT CANNOT RECALL THE WHOLE THING. BECAUSE PEOPLE TAKE OTC MEDS AND EAT FORTIFIED FOODS, A LOT OF DRS I HAVE SPOKEN TO SAID ONE GOOD MULTIVITAMIN LIKE ONE A DAY-TYPES IS SUFFICIENT. VITAMIN OVERDOSE IS ONE OF THE TOP PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY. SO DO SOME RESEARCH FRIST. HUGS FOR THOSE POOR LUNGS :hug:
ANNIE~ GOOD THOUGHTS FOR TONY. HOPE ALL GOES WELL. LOSE THE 10 LBS AND APPLY FOR A TV WEATHERGIRL!! YOU ARE JUST AS CUTE AS THEY ARE!
HAPPY~ :wave: HOPE YOU MADE IT IN TIME!
CEEJAY~ OUCH! STREP THROAT IS NO JOKE :hug: HOPE THE MEDS DO THEIR MAGIC AND YOU FEEL BETTER. BE CAREFUL! GOOD LUCK WITH THE WEIGHT GOAL!! YOU CAN DO THIS :cheer2:
SHAD~ HOPE THERE WILL BE GOOD NEWS ON THE JOB FRONT WITH THE INTERVIEWS! HOW ABOUT IF WE ALL SEND OUR SNOW OVER THERE FOR YOUR WINTER :brr: YOU COULD HAVE AN AUSSIE WHITE CHRISTMAS...WITH ALL OF US WORK=LDLY CHICKS SINGING
Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day
That's the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway
Here we know that Xmas will be green and bright
Sun will shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way
To say Merry Christmas to you :hohoho:
:cofdate: WHERE DID THURSDAY GO?? I HAVE NO ICEA. ONE MINUTE I WAS GETTING READY FOR SHOPPING AND THE NEXT GETTING UNDRESSED FOR BED. I DID GO TO TRADER JOE'S AND PUT THE GROCERIES AWAY. AFTER THAT I LOST CONTROL OF THE DAY. LONG STORY BUT THE INDIAN FRIEND LEFT FOR INDIA, THERE IS AN "ATLANTIC CLIPPER". AS NORAD CALLS IT. HEADED THIS WAY FOR SATURDAY AND WE HAVE NO ONE TO SHOVEL!!
THAT TOOK UP MOST OF THE AFTERNOON AND STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN A PRECISE ANSWER. THEN SPENT TIME WITH JEN. IT IS BITTER COLD OUT AND I AM STAYING IN THE APT. :beach: THE OFFICES ARE FREEZING:brr:
TAKING A 3 DAY WEEKEND! :cheers:
HAPPY FRIDAY/.SATURDAY EVERYONE :moped:
01-09-2009, 10:38 AM
Happy Friday ladies -
TGIF! What a long week! It sure seemed to last forever after two short weeks in a row. But the weekend and much needed R&R is in sight. I was able to leave early yesterday, which was lovely. I went home, got in my sweats and watched some mindless TV (sounds like how I'll be spending the weekend too!). It's a snowy day here in Wisconsin. We're supposed to get between 2" and 5" of snow (2"-4" near my house, and 4"-5" near where I work). It's supposed to snow through tomorrow morning and then we're going to have bitter cold toward the middle and end of next week with temps some days not even getting above zero Fahrenheit. Winter in Wisconsin...gotta love it. I'm going grocery shopping tomorrow and going to check my list twice to make sure I don't forget anything.
Ceejay - So sorry to hear you have strep throat, but at least you went to the doc and got on some medication. Good for you. You're smart to stay home and rest a lot this weekend. I hope you feel better soon, so we can all be feeling fine in '09. 9 or 10 lbs by the end of January is ambitious. Good luck, but do you allow your body to heal before you kick it into overdrive with the exercise.
Shad - I'm envious of your yummy fruits and veg. This is not a great time to get produce in Wisconsin. We don't get a great variety and it's always more expensive since it has to travel from warmer climates. Luckily, there's frozen and canned - not nearly as good as fresh though of course. Best of luck with your job opportunities. I'm sure you'll land the job you want and soon. At least you don't have to wait too long to find out. Would you prefer to stay in Australia and New Zealand? Or is the Singapore job a better opportunity. Have you been to Singapore? Is it a nice place to work/visit? My parents have a friend who is from Singapore, and she says it's nice...as did my parents when they went there in the 80s. My dad's company transferred him to Hong Kong in 1979, and he and my step-mom lived there for 7 years and were able to travel a lot in the Far East and go to Australia and NZ.
Mel - Thanks for the hugs. I'm feeling a little better each day, and I know that this weekend of resting will be just the ticket to get my energy back. I am going to dig out a nice warm scarf for next week to wrap around my face on the bitter cold days. Hopefully I won't look like too much of a bandit! :lol: Great idea to send Shad our snow so she can have a white Christmas. Maybe she can send us her December/January weather! That would be a pleasant change from cold and snow. Glad to hear you're staying inside where it's warm and cozy. No need to go out in the bitter cold. Just rest and relax and have a great 3 day weekend!
Happy - I hope your meeting went well yesterday and that you have a great day today!
A big :wave: to Annie and everyone else!
Here's to a great Friday for all of us!
Love and big hugs,
01-09-2009, 01:56 PM
I was wondering the same thing--where did Thursday! Now Friday is half gone. But I've got a lot done. I want to go to the grocery store in a bit to get some fresh fruit and milk for next week. It's suppose to rain tonight and part of the day tomorrow. I just hopeit's not freezing rain. I am sure the meds are doing their thing. I still don't feel 100%. I'm up and moving around then having to take breaks.
Poor Sunday. Good luck on the interviews.
Im feeling somewhat better this morning. Didn't get enough sleep due to coughing but I should have read the instructions on the label a little closer. I could have taken another histamine before I went to bed.
I'm waitng for the doctor to call me about the lab results. Those should come in about 4 p.m. today unless he has a break to check on it before that. I'm going to go get a copy of the lab work.
I woke up at 5.45 a.m. this morning with a coughing spell. I decided I'd get up and clean up the kitchen and bathroom and get all the garbage to the curb. After this I started cleaning my bedroom. I'm resting when I get this done.
It's lunch time and I'm hungry for a change. Think I'm going to go get a chicken quesidilla.
01-09-2009, 03:41 PM
I wanted to get to sleep earlier last night. As I was getting ready to go to bed, stupid cat was making a racket about going outside. She was pawing on the door and everything. Didn't want her taking a whiz in the house so DH is insistent about letting her go out if she wants to. Of course he is fast asleep. Says that I should just leave her out all night if she doesn't want to come back in quickly. Well it is near freezing outside and she won't settle into a blanket on the porch because of Mr. Feral so she would just sit cold and huddled on the outside mat all night and I'm not comfortable with that. So I let her out. I almost got her back in 30 minutes later but as I was calling her, she had been stalking something and jumped into the azaleas to chase it. When she's on the hunt, nothing distracts her. Fast forward to 12:30 - I am tired, irritable and ready to leave her on her own outside, cold or not. She must have sensed it because as I stage whispered her name to get in the house RIGHT NOW - she popped up near the back wall. Then she wanted to snuggle up to me because she was cold. She is not liking DH at the moment because at supper he accidentally stepped on the edge of her tail. She squeeked and ran off and he went to go comfort her. He sat down at the table again and she came looking for some nibble and HE STEPPED ON HER AGAIN! This time there was no comforting her and I had to chase her around and around in order to grab her and reassure her. DH got the cowering stink eye all the rest of the night. All I can say is fortunately he just had socks on and he clipped her on the edge because it was more of a squeek than a real OMG you big clumsy OAF kinda kitty yell. Anyway - I guess I had to pay the price waiting up for her. So I'm tired today. Glad the weekend is just around the corner.
DH said we need to cut our spending and see if we can manage on one check - practice now because who knows what's around the corner. We would also like to take a vacation together since we haven't really had any real us time outside of the long weekend to the Smokies since we've moved down here. We like having company but everyone wants to come at different times and they all expect that since they are on vacation, we will be too and shuffle them around. Outside of my holiday time to go home, I don't have many extra days left so people are welcome to visit but may have to amuse themselves because DH and I are getting a little time for us. We are also looking for less expensive alternatives. There is a diamond mine in Arkansas about 4 hours from here. It's an active mine and there are lots of diamonds around - someone found a 3 carat raw diamond in September. DH said that sounds like fun and I was up for it too until I thought about it. Mine. IUs that like cave but worse? Underground. Claustrophobia. :yikes: I will have to investigage this a bit more. But I said there are plenty of state parks around here for an overnight trip or long weekend. I know he hates to put Boo in the pet hotel.
Ugh rant here.... There are some smart@ss contractors here. State law says you can't smoke in front of the entrances. There is a designated smoking area in the back of the building. One jerk refuses to go there and stands out front with a couple of his buddies. Last week I told them very nicely that they could not smoke by the entrance because of state laws and would have to go into the designated area. One of the guys got lippy and said "well I'm not smoking". Today they were out there while I was moving my car and one of the guys said loud enough for me to hear - I'm not smoking. Now I'm mad. We have all these cut backs at work, budgets are slashed, people are getting laid off for cost cutting yet we are paying contractor dollars for GROUPS of people to stand outside and b.s. several times a day. Seems our contractors are a very social group. Maybe only one or two smoke but they assemble a group of their friends and go out for regular breaks. I've seen as many as 10 standing outside chatting away several times a day. The one guy who got lippy - his buddy must chain smoke as they seem to be outside at least once an hour. You can't miss them because the windows are right by the shared printer we all use so not that hard to notice. We have people gathered in clumps talking all the time - in the cafeteria, in the coffee areas, outside smoking. Always the same groups, always contractors (their access badges are a different color than employees). I probably won't get a raise this year but I do resent it when I see them blowing all sorts of cash wasting time. Obviously none of their managers have any clue what they are doing or not doing either. Ok, end of rant.
Ceejay - hope you are feeling better. Don't mess around with strep. Get your rest. And some extra both for healing and because you need it. The kitchen will wait to be cleaned up. You can only clean house with breaks if you have just a regular cold.
Michelle - more snow. Poor thing although maybe it's good because then you don't feel guilty for sitting around and getting the rest you need. This cold/sinus/illness thing is all throughout the country and it sure doesn't want to leave on it's own. I hope it's not going to be one of those cold seasons where you keep recycling the same germs over and over. Anyway rest up and have a good snuggle with DH and the pups. How does he like his new job?
Mel - that's bad news about the shoveling. I'm sort of glad you can't do it because I just know you would be trying if you could and we would have to hop the next plane out there (which is a long trip for me because of connections so I'd be hopping mad when I got there :lol: ) and just toss that shovel of yours into the Hudson River. :lol: I guess it's SOMEONE else's problem to get someone to clean - right lady? I hope the weather doesn't get too bad for you though everyone, including us are supposed to get some of the cold snap next week. Enjoy your TJ's meals and some movies. Don't be letting Jen near a shovel, broom or scoop either :nono:
Shad - the mattress monster has a name - thanks! Well Shaddie is in a good mood if it's affordable mango season again. :D I have a mango salsa that got me interested in mangos again. Very good with fish or crackers. Hope the job you want comes through for you :crossed: Was hoping maybe to do Butchart with you again sometime but I'm not sure now. We still would like to take that Rocky Mountaineer trip too. Will have to wait until the financials improve though. Trying to catch a white Christmas can be tricky - even if you go as far north as Ruth, but if you have the power to make rain, then it's just a matter of finding somewhere cold enough :lol:
Annie - how nice that they are making you feel welcome and part of the team. How was the cook off? I understand your concern about the weight gain but didn't you go past / under your goal and the doc was staying to STOP loosing at one point? This was when you were stressed earlier in the year.
Ok... someone came over to talk to me about work and now my lunch is over so I have to get off here. Later chicks...
01-09-2009, 04:38 PM
Ceejay - I hope you feel better soon. Rest as much as you can.
Happy - Sorry to hear that kitty had such a rough evening and kept you up late too. My pups had to go out at midnight, 2, 2:30 and 5, so I didn't get much sleep either. I totally understand your frustration about contractors who are on perpetual breaks and who feel like they are "above" the rules. That would be wonderful if you and DH can live off of one check....think of the money you'll be able to put aside for a rainy day. I wish DH and I could do that, but we have to pay down some bills first. DH and I are always on the lookout for places to go looking for gems and fossils. I hope you find somewhere interesting and fun for vacations.
Back to work for me....2 hours to go and then hopefully the roads will be fairly clear and not too slick.
01-09-2009, 05:15 PM
It's an absolutely beautiful morning here. The temps are down to a balmy 24 (6.45am). The sky is blue and relatively cloudless. No breeze. Miss Puss is contentedly (?) sitting prettily on the patio and staring out into space - what does go on in the cat's head I wonder. Anyway it is a perfect morning for coffee on the patio or enjoying the weeds out there. Even the bugs have given up biting for the time being. There are some roses blooming but you can't see them for weeds!
Mel - so the Indian lover has gone home!! Shame. :rofl: And the snow is likely to come and there is no one to shovel the paths and driveways. Well, all I can say is - " Lady I hope you don't have any emergencies around the place while that snow is there!" Maybe a couple of deaths or broken bones around the place (nasty as that might sound) will bring some people to their senses.
Michelle - Don't care where the next job goes to - both of them mean work and therefore money in the bank. The Singapore job pays better but the other one will break new territory for me. I've not done much in Business Analysis before and a lot of the Aus/NZ job would be mentoring as well. Engineers no less - they can never agree on anything.
I have been to Singapore and it is a great jump off place for visiting parts of Asia. I like the place but it is expensive. I have friends working up there too. So you can see that I don't really mind where I go or what I do as long as I do something.
The fruit really is good this year. I'm loving the peaches with the dark red skins - they are firm, ripe, juicy and tasty. Apricots are not bad either, but I will be a lot happier later in the season when the NZ ones come in. They are to die for. The mango is beckoning - won't be long before I succumb to that.
Ceejay - what's poor about Sunday??? She lives in comparative luxury. Doesn't have to lift a finger to do anything except wash. Leaves cat hair absolutely everywhere and never cleans up behind her. Gets fed good expensive stuff and has absolutely NO gratitude for what comes her way!!! WHAT's poor about that????
Hope you are feeling much better today.
Happy - glad I am not the only one having problems with the cat!!! Read above. Anyway we seem to have gotten back on a footing today. She was reasonably pleasant about getting up this morning although she will be back on the bed shortly - after she has done thinking out there. I'm with DH - one night out there might just change her mind for a short while. Nothing like a cat for making one feel inferior.
I'm with you on the smokers out there. Mind you I am not with the management about keeping on this particular bunch - from what you have said they are messing around with your system and milking the company. Someone needs to put some controls on that project!!!!! Never heard of one taking so long for just 3 separate companies in all my days. Over here the trend is now to take only 4 months, put in vanilla SAP, bend the company business processes to fit and then improve from there. So your project should have taken less than 15 months start to finish - going by that criteria.
Like I said once before - I'll put a team together, put you in as the business manager advisor and we will have you up and running in no time. It's not that hard and there are precedents for timber and board and paper manufacturers. Enough :soap:
As for the gem fossicking - doesn't necessarily need to be underground but even so it could be FUN. So gather up your defences again and go. If you pick up any good looking diamonds, I want one! We could make a date for the Butchart gardens some time in the future and put a few dollars away for it each week. It would be a grand trip. We could lose the DH in the butterfly house down the road!!! Wonder who else on the thread would or could join us there!!
Okay - time is a moving on - the sun is getting higher in the sky and I should be 1: outside pulling the weeds and 2: putting another load of washing on. I'll be back.
RUTH....I CAME BACK TO WISH YOU AN EARLY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TOMORROW!! HOPE YOUR DAY IS A SPECIAL ONE AND SQUEEZE ALL THE GOODNESS OUT OF IT!!! :hb: :gift:
*we're getting some blinking lights and i wanted to post this tonite. winds are pretty heavy here right now and i just called jen also. charged my chairs, cell phone and took my shower and got in warm jammies. me and the grandson are ready for anything now!!! :rofl:
have a great night :cloud9:
01-10-2009, 08:05 AM
Happy Saturday Morning...
Getting ready to hit the shower, get dressed and go shopping with my friend, Kristin and her daughter. We are celebrating her daughter's 7th birthday. This will be fun!
Have a great day, I will get back later.
Love and Hugs
01-10-2009, 10:34 AM
:gift: HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN MISS RITHIE!! SENT AN E-CARD!!! HOPE THE LIL' CRITTER BRINGS A LAUGH TO YOUR LIPS!! :hb:
MICHELLE~ I WAS THINKING OF A SCARF FOR YOU BUT DIDN'T WANT TO BE A NAG ALL THE TIME :rofl: :rofl: I GOT ALL MINE BACK OUT AND HUNG THEM UP NOW TOO SO THEY ARE READY TO GRAB. WE WILL BOTH HAVE A RESTFUL WEEKEND AND JUST VEGETATE IN FRONT OF THE TV!! :beach: WE CAN THINK GOOD WARM SUMMERY THOUGHTS!!
CEEJAY~ TAKE GOOD CARE OF THAT THROAT. HOPE YOU WILL BE FEELING BETTER SOON :hug: NOW WE NEED TO PRAY THE WEEKEND DOESN'T FLY BY LIKE THE WEEK DID!!! WISHING YOU GET GOOD LAB RESULTS!!! :cheer2:
STAY WARM AND WITH YOUR FEET UP...JOIN MICHELLE AND I FOR A LAZY TV WEEKEND!!
HAPPY~ I AM THINKING THAT YOU AND I NEED DEAF EARS AND BLINDERS ON IN ORDER TO MAKE IT THRU THE YEAR WITHOUT KILLING SOMEONE!! :tantrum: I HATE THAT SMOKING STUFF NOW AND HERE I WAS A CHAIN SMOKER. EVERYONE SMOKES RIGHT OUTSIDE OUR FRONT DOORS AND NO ONE ENFORCES THE LAW HERE EITHER. SIGH. GLAD YOU GOT THE DANG CAT BACK IN BUT SORRY YOU LOST SLEEP!!! :hug: LIVING ON ONE CHECK. NOW THERE IS A SCARY THOUGHT :yikes:
SHAD~ YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON TO UNDERSTAND HAVING BEEN HERE...YOU COULD TELL THESE MEN A FEW THINGS AND SET THEM ON THEIR BUTTS AS WELL AT THE SAME TIME!!! :rofl: I AM MOVING TO THE LAND OF OZ AND WHEN I GET THERE I AM NOT MAKING ANY NEW FRIENDS. JUST YOU....OH AND MAYBE SIMON. I WILL LOUNGE AROUND ON MY PORCH AND PRETEND I AM DROOLING AND VERY ILL. THIS WAY NO ONE CAN ASK ME FOR A FAVOR!!! :lol3: :lol3: IF I EVER DO LEAVE HERE...REMIND ME OF THIS!!! ENJOY THE GREAT WEATHER AND REST UP...YOU MIGHT NEED IT FOR THE NEXT JOB :hug: :veach:
:cofdate: HAPPY WEEKEND CHICKLETTES!
IT'S BLOODY FREEZING OUTSIDE AND ALL MY RADIATORS ARE ON!! I AM NOT USED TO THESE TEMPERATURES IN THE TEENS WITH HIGHS OF 24 & 25!! STARTING TO FEEL LIKE A BLOCK OF ICE EVERY TIME I GO DOWN TO THE LOBBY!!
I HAVE A PROMISE FOR SHOVELING AND WE WILL SEE IF THEY ACTUALLY COME AND KEEP THE DRIVE AND FRONT WALK CLEAR FOR THE AMBULANCES. THANK GOD FOR PROGRAMMABLE CEL PHONES!!! BUT THE MEN IN TOWN ARE SORRY THE OFFICE EVER GAVE ME ONE!! :rofl:
OUR STORM DOESN'T START UNTIL LATER TODAY AND THRU THE NIGHT. THIS COMING WEEK LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF ICE!! I AM SOOO GLAD I WENT SHOPPING TWICE THIS WEEK. JEN AND RICHIE HAVE ALREADY LEFT FOR HIS DAD'S AGAIN. JEN HAD TO GO BACK TO THE DRS. HER OVARIES ARE GIVING HER PAIN AND GOD KNOWS WHAT ELSE. 2 DRS EXAMINED HER AND SAID THEY WOULD LIKE HER TO HOLD OUT FOR MENOPAUSE IF SHE CAN GET THRU THE "TOM TIMES" WITH MEDS. WE SHALL SEE. SO SHE IS THERE WITH THE FIL'S GF TAKING CARE OF HER WHILE RICHIE GETS READY TO SHOVEL!! :brr:
OUR STATE INSPECTORS ARE ARRIVING WEDNESDAY TO CHECK ON 20 RANDOM APARTMENTS.....HOPING ONE WON'T BE EITHER MINE OR JEN'S!!! BUT I AM OFF TO CLEAN ANYWAY AND EAT BREAKFAST.
HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY AND STAY WARM AND SAFE!
01-10-2009, 01:51 PM
Happy Birthday Ruth - hope you have a good one tho it doesn't seem to be starting off so far according to the journals. I would have commented there but apparently I have been DELETED OFF THE FACE OF THE SITE. Never did like the blogs that replaced the journals.
Mel - why are people standing outside and smoking? Is it the office crew? Would think if it was the tenants that they would just go to their apartments to smoke. I too am finally starting to be bothered by a faceful of smoke when I try to go in the front door. So glad that part of my life is done with tho I saw the other day a gadget which is a smokeless cigarette. You still get a hit of nicotine but no actual smoke. If you move poolside to the land of Oz, I'm going with you. This way DH and I can wheel you away at top speed if we suspect you are about to offer your services to anyone. Even hot pool boys :rofl: Poor Jen - geez - you know menopause can last for 10 years. I thought it was over in a year or so but :no: It's a pity they can't do anything surgically - she will risk being anemic on top of everything else. And the pain... my Mom went through that - even though I was a kid, I remember how she suffered so badly. Good luck with the apartment inspection - cripes, what the heck are they looking for? Too many chairs plugged into an outlet? Too many boxes of oatmeal? Or the fact that you have 3 pairs of pjs? :rolleyes: Dear Government G-men: Please go after the REAL cheaters and slackers and leave good folk alone. I hope it doesn't get too icy by you. Everyone is getting a wave of cold next week. Make some nice soup to keep you warm inside and wear the fuzzy warm stuff.
Shad - most of us feel the rollout is one big fiasco and drain of finances yet it's the old "no one will tell the emperor he's nekkid" kind of career suicide thing. Even an indirect implication of criticism is deal with swiftly and harshly. I just keeps me head in me own area :lol: Would love to do Butchart with you again - we have to decide on the season. That's the trouble with the Rocky Mountaineer trip - one would want to go in the winter I would think, but you want to visit the gardens in the summer or late spring so they don't seem to tie in together. I'll keep my eye out for a diamond for you ;)
Happy shopping Annie!
Hope you feel better Ceejay and Michelle :hug:
A bit rainy today as the cooler winds come down. I have housecleaning to do, the Christmas stuff is down but piled by the stairs and it's up to the third floor to sort it and put it away. I need to file the health care reimbursement claim I've been saying I will do for the last 2 months. Lots of little things to take care of this weekend. And I think I will start with lunch.
Hugs to all the worldlies :hug: have a good weekend.
01-10-2009, 09:07 PM
Believe it or not I've been under the covers most of the day asleep. I'm feeling a lot better too. I'm still coughing a bit. My throat is not as raw as it was on Thursday.
I was very tempted today to call my boss and take a sick day tomorrow.
Have a good day.
01-10-2009, 11:28 PM
Happy Birthday Ruth - Hope you had a wonderful day.
Mitchellez - If you take any vitamins, be sure and let your doctor know. Some Meds/vitamins don't mix.
Shad - You travel to such exciting places with your job.
Mel - good luck with inspections.
Hello to everyone else, hope you having a good weekend.
Not sure who asked where we all lived, but here's some info on me.
I live in Rowlett, that 20 miles east of Dallas, TX. I work indowntown Dalllas. Commute on the Dallas Rapid Railway system. Takes about 27 min once i get on the train. I'm single, have a house, and have 1 furbaby dog (Blackie) who is 12 years old. Parents, sisters live about 20 minutes away.
01-11-2009, 08:29 AM
HAPPY~ I GUESS IN ORDER TO COMMENT IN THE JOURNAL AREA, WE WOULD HAVE TO RE-REGISTER. I TRIED THE OTHER WEEK WITH MADCAT BUT I AM NO LONGER RECOGNIZED :rofl: WE'VE BEEN GONE TOO LONG!!
HOPE YOU'RE GETTING ALL THE NIGGLES DONE THIS WEEKEND :hug:
CEEJAY~ BEDREST IS A GOOD THING. SPEEDS THE HEALING. HOPE YOU FEEL WELL ENOUGH TO GO IN TO WORK?!?! NASTY WEATHER ISN'T HELPING TO GIVE US ALL THE ENERGY WE NEED! :hug:
PATTY~ DO YOU LIVE NEAR OR HAVE YOU EVER MET PAINTER WOMAN? I FORGET OFFHAND WHERE IN THAT BIG OL' STATE OF TEXAS SHE LIVES IN.
:cofdate: GOOD MORNING. SO DARK OUT I WANT TO GO BACK TO BED. ALL I CAN DO IS SIT HERE YAWNING!!
WE GOT SOME SHOVELING DONE...AND I DO MEAN ONLY SOME! WHAT AN ICY FRIGGING MESS IS LEFT. GUESS WE BETTER PRAY FOR SOME SUNNY DAYS :sunny: TOLD MY FRIEND "THIS YEAR I DON'T GIVE A FLYING CHIT!"
THEY ALL KNEW IT WAS COMING JUST AS MUCH AS I DID.
INSTEAD OF DWELLING ON ALL THAT....I WENT AHEAD WITH MY DAY AND GOT A LOT OF CLEANING DONE....WELL TO BE HONEST, MORE SORTING THAN ANYTHING. WHEN YOU'RE SICK IT IS AMAZING HOW CLUTTERED UP EVERYTHING GETS. THE GS IS SMARTER THAN I AM...HE IS TUCKED UNDER HIS WING AND WENT BACK TO SLEEP. GUESS WHERE I AM GOING :cloud9:
HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY :moped:
01-11-2009, 10:35 AM
I got up got dressed and am at work. My throat seems to be a lot better. I'm still gonna finish the meds. I think the day in bed did me a lot of good.
I know I got caught up on my sleep. I made myself a promise that I would not get out in the cold air no more than I had to today. I'll leave the boss man a note as to why my montoring sheet is not completely filled out.
Good for you with going ahead with your day. I'm going to be sorting through some stuff during my vacation. I did a lot of it last year but I have to stay on top of it.
01-11-2009, 01:37 PM
It is deceptive out there. Looks bright and sunny but it's chilly. Mr. Feral decided to come back for a snooze today. We only see him occasionally now. That's ok as long as I know what's going on - aka he's not dead. I started to declutter some hot spots yesterday and in some regards there's more of a mess than when I started but I won't let that deter me. Still more to do and I'm determined to get it done instead of looking at it each day and saying "I have to take care of this".
Also going to inventory what's in the refrigerators and freezer and see if I can skip the grocery shopping this week save for just picking up coffee creamer. I didn't want to get too much when I went with DH last week but I think I bought just slightly shy of having enough to carry me through the whole week.
I was hoping to have some of the hazelnut coffee my nephew bought me for Christmas but then I realized the hazelnut coffee creamer is in the refrigerator in the garage and I can't get to it without scaring off Mr. Feral. :dunno: I guess I'll have some tomorrow.
Have to get up very early tomorrow - I have a follow up appointment with the person coordinating the diabetes program I was in the last few months. I think my appointment is a 7 am :yikes: I wanted to make it later - she said why don't you come in first thing? Darn you early morning risers :lol: I was supposed to get my blood drawn for the last follow up test but I can't seem to find the paperwork. All the more reason to declutter.
The diabetes program was ok. There was some good info but they depended on you reading an awful lot. And they desperately need a new copy machine because the last few weeks of handouts were too blurry to read. So why give handouts IF YOU CAN'T READ THEM and you're not covering the material in the lectures? Argh. I kind of think my (blood) numbers will be worse this time than they were back in October. With it being cooler and rainy and the holidays, I haven't done my salmon as often as I should. Haven't done the oatmeal that much either though I saw a great idea on another thread about making it, portioning it into silicone muffin cups and freezing it. Then baggie up each portion and take out - nuke in the microwave and wah lah - fresh oatmeal. The reason you use the silicone "pans" is because they are flexible and easier to pop out the portions. I struggle the most trying to come up with on program breakfast items. Got to come up with something I can grab fast and then heat up at work. Actually - I should just plan ahead and get up 30 minutes earlier - you think? :lol:
Anyway, guess I really have nothing to say and I'm babbling so I'll get off the computer and get busy.
Glad you are feeling better Ceejay - sleep is very healing.
Stay warm and safe inside Mel. Ice. Ugh. I agree that GS has the right idea.
That's interesting Patty - didn't know that Dallas has a rapid transit system. Good for them. Too many cars on the road.
To the rest - have a good Sunday. :wave:
01-12-2009, 10:07 AM
**** looks around to an empty echo in the room **** Hellooooooooooo? Anybody in here? We've almost fallen to page 2.
Don't know about any of you but I need to really focus on turning around a new lifestyle. In many ways - less spending, diet, exercise. My blood sugar is starting to get erratic - 87 one day, 116 the next and it's not always food related. For one, I think it would help greatly to take my medicine on time with my evening meal like I'm supposed to. I don't know why, I have the meds on the counter and still I forget. Guess I have to enlist DH to help me. But the 116 number really jazzed me this morning. Yesterday I took stock of what I have in the refrigerator for meals this week. I may have to make a run to the store today to fill in a few more vegetables and cut out some of the starches I was planning on for side dishes. We are going to get a cold snap towards the back end of the week, I think a nice beef vegetable soup is in order.
I also need to find me a buddy / coach that is going to help me stick with the new plan since I'm not very good with doing things on my own. I miss my friend Sue from a couple of jobs back - we were both doing WW at Work and used to bring lunches for each other 4 days out of 5. We also would take a 20 minute walk outside after lunch. I think I did best on plan with her. They are starting a new session of WW at Work where I am now, just torn between spending the $120 for 3 months, particularly since I am already paying $16 a month for access online. The more I think about it though, maybe I might be able to meet someone I can buddy up with that will help more. Anyway, I am babbling so I get I will get on with the day.
Happy Monday to all of you hiding on me. Have a good day.
01-12-2009, 10:27 AM
Happy Monday ladies -
I had a very relaxing weekend. Other than running a couple errands, doing laundry and a little cooking, I relaxed the whole weekend. I was feeling really lousy on Saturday, but a bit better on Sunday. I still have a little cough and get winded though. I'll try doing a yoga tape or something later in the week.
Ruth - Happy Belated Birthday. I hope you had a good day!
Mel - Glad that you had a relaxing weekend as well. I hope Jen is doing okay. Good luck with the inspections. Glad to hear you stayed warm despite the cold temps. We're going to have a cold snap here too. Tonight we're getting 2-5" of snow, more snow on Wednesday, and Tuesday through Friday the highs will be in the low single digits with wind chills around -15 to -25. :yikes: Not looking forward to this.
Annie - Hope you had a fun day with your friend and her daughter.
Happy - I've got about 1/2 my Christmas stuff down. I'll do the rest this week, just didn't feel like it over the weekend. I also have lots of clutter hot spots to tackle. One nice thing about winter in Wisconsin is that it gives you a few months to take care of inside projects. That's an interesting idea about freezing oatmeal. The cafeteria here serves oatmeal, and I'm going to get in the habit of eating it in the morning to help with my cholesterol. I'm so ready to join you on a new lifestyle - reducing spending, eating healthier (and smaller portions) and exercising. Good luck on finding a buddy to help you stick with the plan. Are you going on the WW Momentum plan? I've got a buddy at work who I walk with (have to get back into that routine - walking indoors since it's too cold to go outside). And I've got several buddies who help keep me on the straight and narrow in terms of snacking.
Ceejay - I'm glad you're feeling better. Good for you for resting and not going out in the cold too much.
Patty - That's cool that you can take rapid transit into work! Milwaukee needs to get better transit systems from the suburbs to downtown. I carpool most days, which is nice.
Well, I've got lots to get done today, so I'd better get to it.
Here's to a great day for all of us!
Love and big hugs,
01-12-2009, 11:53 AM
Hi there, Sweet Worldlies. I've kind of been hibernating and contemplating all the things I'd planned to do by the time I got to 70. It won't be official until Wednesday so I have to cram in a lot of stuff in the next two days! :lol: Thanks for the great birthday wishes.
Same old stuff around here. I have days when I do absolutely nothing of worth and need to get over the guilt crud. Things have been pretty busy on the website with newbies and spammers and I'm getting barraged with stuff from Facebook which I am still trying to figure out.
It's a gloriously sunny and cold day today so I am off to the next town for a few stocking up essentials. We are going way, way below zero starting Wednesday. When the temp gets to -41º it doesn't really matter whether it's C or F! The dogs will be trying to convince me it's OK to use the deck for potty and I just may relent.
Happy Monday, darlings! :love:
01-12-2009, 02:07 PM
Just popping in to say hello :wave:
Wonder where Annie is?
01-12-2009, 02:12 PM
Good Monday Morning Girlies.......
I am with Michelle and Happy about getting more exercise in and less spending. Something has to give.
MEL...I can relate to the bloody freezing weather. It is supposed to get down to minus 5 on Thursday. I told my boss that we shouldn't have to come to work when it gets below 20 degrees outside. She agreed but declined to let it happen. lol We are in for some snow tonight, only around 2-3 inches. Morning commute should be interesting.
Patty..I am single, have a house and one furbaby also, as you all know hella bella who will be 9 Feb 26. I do date Tony, but right now he is on my poo poo list. He went to visit his dad over the weekend and was supposed to come over last evening for dinner. Not only did he not show up, but he has yet to call me. Meanwhile, I have a pan of enchiladas ready for baking. I may just put them in the freezer. I don't know what is up with him, however I am not feeling good about it. We had a great night on Friday and a wonderful phone conversation on Saturday, Any guesses out there?? Or what I should do about it. This is the second time this has happened.
Ceejay...girl you and Michelle have just got to get feeling better. This is just crazy.... We are all supposed to be feelin fine in 09. Now get with it.
Ruth...happy belated birthday to you!!
Shad...wish i were in your balmy world instead of this nasty crappy weather. come on spring.
Can't wait to do my taxes. I could use my refund check NOW. Need to get the car tuned up and bills caught up. This is rediculous. However the refund probably won't even get here til March. I have to wait on 2 W2s, and the unemployment form. Yikes. Anyone watch the golden globes last night? I have not seen any of the movies that won. I do have the Dark Knight movie but have not watched it yet. Heath Ledger won best supporting actor or something like that.
This week will be kind of busy, haircut Tuesday night, dinner with a friend Thursday night and my brother's band plays Saturday night. My pap/yearly is tomorrow morning at 8:00 am. Going to get that out of the way. Will still have to get the mamogram. I have an eye doctor appt on the 26th, and need to set up my cleaning with the dentist. Kind of missed out on all of that when unemployed and no insurance. I am making up for it now tho. I have my yearly bariatric appt on Feb 24th. Then I should be good to go for about a year.
Not much else going on around here. Still loving my job and believe it or not, look forward to Monday mornings. Its all still new tho. Can you believe this is my 6th week here. Seems like that 7 weeks of unemployment went a **** of a lot slower....haha
Hello to everyone. All you sickies get to feeling your very best NOW.
Much love and many hugs.
01-12-2009, 02:12 PM
Here I am Ceejay, hehehe
01-12-2009, 03:44 PM
Ruth - Good for you for stocking up before the cold snap. -41 below? I guess I'll stop complaining about -20 below...of course, once you get that cold....it's just frassin' crazy ridiculous! I don't blame the dogs for wanting to potty on the deck, I'm sure mine will potty on the patio....if I can even get them outside that is. :lol:
Ceejay - I hope you're continuing to feel better and that work is going well. You're vacation starts soon, right?
Annie - You sure have a busy week ahead...good for you for getting all that medical/dental stuff out of the way. What kind of music does your brother's band play? I know what you mean about the tax refund....I can't wait 'till we can do our taxes so we can get our refund. But I'm waiting on 2 W2s, 2 1099s, plus DH's W2s and unemployment form. As for Tony, if it were me, I would mention to him that I wished he would've called if he wasn't going to be able to come over. He might have a good reason for not being able to come over. I would find it hard to believe that he's lost interest or anything, especially after giving you that journey diamond necklace. As for Feeling fine in '09, while I'm not yet feeling my all-time best, I am definitely feeling fine...or at least finer than I have in nearly a month....so I'm pretty happy about that and I know I'll be feeling my very best very soon!
Less than 3 hours before time to go home....Yay!
01-12-2009, 04:31 PM
Glad you are feeling finer than you were!
I tried to call Tony when he got off of work. His phone rang then went to voice mail. Now he has his phone turned off. I am completely freaking out.
01-12-2009, 05:02 PM
Annie - Deep breath. Don't freak out. It does you no good to stress about stuff that's out of your control, especially until you have a concrete reason to stress out. It was just a couple weeks ago he was talking about how his love for you is growing. Relax. Try calling him later if you want. But don't freak out. When you talk to him, you can get this all sorted out.
01-12-2009, 05:26 PM
CEEJAY~ I HOPE YOU GOT TO STAY INDOORS AND COZY. IT SEEMS I AM FOREVER SORTING...WHERE DOES ALL THIS JUNK COME FROM?!?! :rofl: FEEL BETTER.
HAPPY~ HOPE YOU FIND A BUDDY TO DO THE WW WITH. IT MIGHT BE WORTH THE MONEY JUST TO FIND ONE. OR GO THERE AND SEE IF ANYONE LOOKS LIKE THEY COULD BE A BUDDY. HOW ABOUT THE FORUMS ONLINE? ANY BUDDIES THERE?? GOOD LUCK!!
MICHELLE~ JUST STAY WARM WHEN THESE TEMPS PLUMMET THIS WEEK. GONNA BE A BITTER COLD WEEK EVERYWHERE BUT EXPECIALLY NEAR YOU GUYS!! SO STY WARM. SENDING YOUR LUNGS SOME GET WELL VIBES :hug:
RUTH~ DID I JUMP THE GUN AND YOUR BIRTHDAY ISN'T TILL WEDNESDAY??? HOPE YOU GET TOM DO SOME OF THE THINGS ON YOUR "BUCKET LIST". DID YOU SEE THE MOVIE?? :lol3: YOU HAVE NOTHING IN YOUR LIFE TO FEEL GUILTY FOR!!!! YOU'VE BEEN A GOOD LITTLE DOOBEE FOR AS LONG AS I HAVE KNOWN YOU SO CHEER UP MY FRIEND :hug:
ANNIE~ GOOD FOR YOU WITH ALL THE DR APPTS LINED UP AND GETTING THEM ALL OVER WITH. GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING!! STAY WARM!!! YIKES SOME OF THESE TEMPERATURES ARE SCARY!!! :brr: AS FOR TONY...DID YOU CALL HIOM TO SEE IF HE EVEN REMEMBERED? OR SOMETHING IS AWRY?? DON'T THINK TOO MUCH!!!! OR START READING ANYTHING INTO THIS TILL YOU FIND OUT THE TRUTH FIRST!!....OK I SEE THE NEXT POST. JUST SIT TIGHT AND WAIT. SOMETHING MUST HAVE HAPPENED FOR THIS TO BE GOING ON. MAYBE A FAMILY CRISIS? WE WILL KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED!
:cofdate: GOOD AFFTERNOON CHICKS AND GOOD MORNING SHAD! WAS A BUSY DAY LAUNDRY AND CLEANING. MORE OF THE SAME TOMORROW AND I MIGHT GO FOOD SHOPPING IF THE TEMPS AREN'T TOO LOW. I HAVE FOUND THIS WINTER THAT I AM MUCH MORE HYPOTHERMIC THAN LAST WINTER. JENS SAID AS MUCH FOR HERSELF TOO. WE MUST BE EXTRA CAREFUL I TOLD HER AND KEEP BLANKETS WITH US WHEN WE TRAVEL. I AM MAKING A SMALL BAG OF NECESSITIES FOR WHEN I HAVE TO GO OUT TO THE HOSPITAL, MALLS ETC. IT CAN FIT ON THE BACK OF MY CHAIR. I'LL MAKE A LIST FOR WINTER & SUMMER NEEDS. A GOOD PROJECT FOR THE WEEKEND.
NOT MUCH NEW HERE. MISSING JIMMY SOMETHING AWFUL BUT I WILL GET OVER IT. I ACTUALLY CALLED THE "HEAD-EST OF HONCHOS" TO ASK FOR SOME KIND OF WINTER HELP. I GOT IT. I AM BIDING MY TIME AND WHEN I HAVE DONE A LOT OF STUFF I AM STILL PLANNING ON ASKING FOR A SET OF WHEELS FOR THIS OLD CHAIR. I THINK I DESERVE TO GET THEM AND BE TREATED BETTER. WE WILL SEE IF IT EVER HAPPENS! :scooter: I AM OFF TO SHOWER AND WARM UP.
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT/MORNING :moped:
01-12-2009, 06:39 PM
I swear I posted yesterday, but I guess not. Just got a little busy I guess. Or maybe age is creeping in here.
Annie - calm down, go take a shower or something. Maybe he has a need for time out once in a while. Not everyone likes to be joined at the hip all the time. I don't believe he will not get back in touch. Not after that Christmas you had. It may be hard, but wait - something will happen. There is the old saying about If you love it let it go. If it comes back, it is yours, if it doesn't it wasn't meant to be. Sorry if I am not sounding particularly sympathetic but there maybe a very good reason for it - such as his father is not well.
Happy - sorry you got left alone on the thread. As I said, my mind is slipping. Hope the blood testing went off okay and you didn't eat a mango on the way to the testing station.
I'm with you about the starting of a new lifestyle. I really need to get to that gym since I don't seem to be able to motivate myself to exercise here at home - unless you consider those darned weeds exercise!!! I suppose they are but that is not enough. And they are nearly finished and done with.
Michelle - glad to hear you are on the improve. That's good news.
Ruth - did we get the wrong day? I had a suspicion it was the 14th, but couldn't see it on your profile anymore. Have you surgically removed your birthday date??? But it was nice to talk to you anyway.
Morning Ceejay - hope you are feeling better too.
Mel - glad to hear you are on the up and organising yourselves for cold spells etc. I'm glad to hear you got help at last. Headest of head honchos! :faint: well there's a good one.
I've been out in the garden this morning. One more big day will finish it and I will be able to see the roses again. I think the sugar cane mulch I spread around so liberally last year had a lot of weed seeds in it. Put that with our warm temps, lots of Roo Poo, rain which we haven't had for yonks and voila - the weeds get bigger and bigger and seed more and more. I shall be hoicking the bloody things out for years to come - provided I last that long, that is. So I'm off to finish my coffee and then will go back for another stint. See ya
01-13-2009, 07:25 AM
Sad news from Hollyhock:
I have been sitting vigil at Grandma's bedside for the last 2 days. She said good bye to all of us yesterday.
My Grandma took her last breath at 4:30 today.I had come home at 3:30 to meet the kids. My aunt called me at 4:25 to come quickly. I just got there. LOVE her soooo much. She is at peace now.
A remarkable woman . A remarkable life.
Jean Otton Jan 28 1910- Jan 12 2009.
That is one heck of a dash in the middle.
I have been incredibly blessed to have been her Granddaughter.
What a lady and what a life!
Battening down the hatches and stocking up today for a major cold snap starting tonight. My sister invited me to Ottawa tomorrow for a birthday lunch but I said no. I am not going anywhere when it's -35! I have Scotch, firewood and a rack of lamb - what more could an old broad need?
Thanks for all the birthday wishes - early or late, I'll take all I can get. I still can't believe I will be 70! I still feel 40.
01-13-2009, 08:55 AM
Just A Quick Not To Say Hello And I Am Off To Help Some People Get Ready For The Inspection Tomorrow. Poor Old Souls Get A Bit Scared And Just Need Some Calming Down Mostly. They Just Don't Like Strangers In The House....neither Do I!! Rofl
See You All Manana!
Have A Great Day!
01-13-2009, 08:59 AM
THANKS RUTH FOR THE POST. I AM SORRY THAT HOLLY HAS LOST HER GRANDMOTHER. WHAT A GREAT RUN SHE HAD THOUGH! Y SYMPATHIES TO HER AND THE FAMILY.
RUTH...FUNNY BUT I BOUGHT A SMALL RACK OF ROSEMARY SEASONED LAMB (tiny is more like it) AT TRADER JOE'S AND WAS GOING TO HAVE IT WITH THE IMPENDING ICE, LOW TEMPS AND STORMS HEADED OUR WAY! WE WILL EAT THE FATTED BEAST TOGETHER!! :hun:
WILLY AND JIMMY GAVE ME TRADER JOE GIFT CARDS FOR XMAS AND I SPLURGED! EAT HARDY MY NORTHERN CHICK!
01-13-2009, 10:21 AM
Good Tuesday morning ladies -
Not much new with me. We got a few inches of snow overnight, and it's chilly this morning with bitter cold on the way. But the roads were good driving to work, which was a blessing.
Shad - The weeds and gardening do count as exercise, but I'm with you on wanting/needing to get back to the gym. Enjoy your time outside. Wish I could come visit and work in the garden with you - anything for warm sunshine.
Hollyhock - My deepest sympathies on the passing of your grandmother. Take comfort in knowing she had a good long full life. My grandmother lived to be 94. It blows me away to think of all the things she saw and all the changes in the world during her lifetime.
Ruth - You're smart to stay in when it's that cold. You've got everything you need to have a nice, warm, cozy Happy Birthday.
Mel - You are so sweet to help others prepare for the inspection. Don't let yourself get overtired. Enjoy your lamb dinner...so nice of Willy and Jimmy to get you gift cards to your fave store!
Annie - I hope you're doing okay. I'm sure Tony will call you. Maybe he just needed a little space after visiting his father, or maybe he's still worried about his job and doesn't want to burden you with his worries/stress. I hope you're doing well and staying warm.
Ceejay - I'm sure you're looking forward to your vacation and some relaxing time off.
Happy - I hope the blood test went well. And I hope you have a great day at work today.
Love and big hugs to all,
01-13-2009, 01:29 PM
I read a few post back that you wanted to go to the diamond mine. I'd love to go to and have heard that after a good rain is the best time to go.
Thanks for the word about Holly's grandmother. It's suppose to get cold here Thursday.
Inspections, ugh. I know you will say comforting words to each senior.
Wish it was warm enough to get outside and dig in the dirt.
Be careful while out driving on the snow.
I've decided that my vacation is going to be at home as planned for some me time. I'm calling my uncle Thursday and telling him that the weather is to bad for me to be out and about. I'm not completely over this crud I have. Infact this morning I was more hoarse than last week. It feels like it's moved down more deeply into my chest area. The cough is deeper also. It's back to the doctor for me tomorrow.
I'm leaving the chemical drums for Brandon to do. I'm just not feeling up to it.
01-13-2009, 01:57 PM
Ceejay - Good for you for taking some me time. That's too bad that the crud has moved into your chest. Take care of yourself and rest a lot, that's the best way to get rid of this junk. I'm glad you're going back to the doctor. I hope you feel better very very soon.
01-13-2009, 02:39 PM
Pack up your stuff ladies, I found us a job. I think a "team" approach would be much better - particularly for blogging. Shad can be team captain as we need someone with an accent, someone who speaks the language and someone who won't shreik loudly at the size of all critters that come across their path. I will interview in my Aussie apron if that will help :D
Best Job In the World
Tourism officials in Australia are describing it as "the best job in the world".
They want someone to work on a tropical island off the Queensland coast.
No formal qualifications are needed but candidates must be willing to swim, snorkel, dive and sail.
In return, the successful applicant will receive a salary of A$150,000 ($103,000, £70,000) for six months and get to live rent-free in a three-bedroom villa, complete with pool.
Anthony Hayes, Chief Executive, Tourism Queensland, said: "It doesn't sound too bad does it? We are looking for someone to tell the stories of the Great Barrier Reef and we have come up with what we think is the dream job." The post is being advertised as "caretaker" on Hamilton Island in Australia's Whitsunday Islands.
The new recruit will work for just 12 hours a month. Duties include feeding some of the hundreds of species of fish and collecting the island's mail.
They will also need to prepare a blog, a photo diary and video updates to attract tourists to the area.
"There are hundreds of islands scattered along the Great Barrier Reef," Mr Hayes told the BBC. "We are looking for someone who can go and explore all the different islands then report back to the world on what they see.
"We need a special person. They are going to be pretty busy having a good time."
Hamilton Island, where the temperature is warm all year round, is the largest inhabited island in the region. It boasts blue skies, crystal water and pure sands.
Thousands of applications
About two million tourists visit the various islands each year, but most stay on the mainland and visit only on day trips.
The job is being advertised around the world. Candidates have until 22 February to submit an online video application.
In May, 10 shortlisted candidates and one wildcard, voted for by visitors to the Tourism Queensland website, will be invited to the islands for a four-day final interview process. The successful candidate will start the new job on 1 July.
Mr Hayes says he is expecting thousands of applications: "I'm having to beat my staff off with a stick at the moment because most of them want to apply too."
I'm betting the winner will be one of those good looking but empty headed blokes Shad is always talking about.
01-13-2009, 02:43 PM
Annie - Just listen to all the good advice. I'm thinking he probably got lots on his mind, his dad, his job etc.
Mel - Painter lives about 25, 30 minutes away. I have not met her. I don't think she's been on here lately and hadn't had a chance to touch base with her.
Hollyhock - My deepest sympathies on your loss of your grandmother. Definitely one heck of a dash. I'm sure you have wonderful memories of her.
I'm at work right now... will post more. To all of you who are getting hit with this artic air... keep warm and safe.
01-13-2009, 03:03 PM
Sorry I didn't get here this morning. I woke up feeling quite horrid - brutal, almost migraine like sinus headache which even made my teeth and tummy hurt. I had to stop at the pharmacy this morning and pick up some sinus headache pills as well as some saline nasal spray and a hot/cold pack to boot. Got to work and sat with the cold pack on my face for about 15 minutes. I took a handful of Motrin as well as the sinus pills and am starting to feel human again. Still can't stand the lights - shut off my cube lights and I would unscrew the florescent lights above but I can't reach them. :lol:
Holly - my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved grandmother. She lived a long live and what better legacy than to be loved by all? You have a heartful of memories to comfort you. :hug:
Ruth - thanks for the update. Happy birthday - 70 - wow - I can relate to feeling like you are much much younger. Hope you have a great inside celebration. -40 degrees :yike: I ... can't... even ... imagine. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Worse that brrrrrr. :censored: :censored: :censored: cold.
My boss is in Antartica right now taking pictures of penquins. I'll bet it's cold there too.
Ceejay - thanks for the tip on the mines. Guess we can't plan too far ahead if it's best to go after the rains. DH said it's a big open field. Is he telling me that because he knows I won't go in a cave??? :lol: Please take care of yourself and rest up. It seems like this is one of those cold/flu seasons where the same crud keeps coming back over and over and over again. Sorry to hear you are staying put on yet another vacation but you know what's best for you.
Annie - don't fret about Tony. I'm sure he has other things on his mind right now. Cut him slack and he will be back. Sometimes guys just turn into themselves without understanding the female logic of "just let me know you are OK, huh?" I'm sort of torn between do we not go to work when it's below 20 degrees (and stay out of the crummy weather) or do we not go to work when it's sunny and a glorious 75 degrees and therefore not waste a perfectly good day inside? :chin:
I have a bracelet on with a magnetic closure. It is catching everything including my id badge. Very strong magnets.
Michelle- I hope you don't get the blizzardlike conditions they are talking about. There is a big piece of me at the very moment that is really glad I am not in Chicago. I would love to buddy up with you and anyone else who wants to join forces and help us get back up and stay on the wagon. WW has a kick start program right now - you pick some tasks to get back in the good habits again and I'm finding that useful. I am thrilled that one of my coworkers is joining WW at Work with me. But I will take any and everyone who wants to join me. Oprah has some good stuff on her website right now too.
Mel - good luck with the inspections. I'm so glad to hear that people wised up and got you TJ cards instead of candies and perfumes and things you had to give away. Enjoy that lamb. Just enough to savor I imagine.
Shad - I think weeding and gardening in the hot tropics always counts as exercise. Bummer about the sugar cane trickery. I have learned never to buy top soil for the same reason - loaded with germinating weedlings that make such a mess you just want to back hoe the yard. :mad: When you talk about exercise you don't seem to be walking as much as you used to - your hiking skills always amazed me. Not that much to walk to now or just not a good opportunity lately?
My lunch is over so I'd better go prep for my next meeting. Stay warm chicks - unless you're with Shad - in that case keep your cool :cool:
01-13-2009, 03:04 PM
01-13-2009, 04:38 PM
Holly - so sorry to hear about the death of your beloved grandmother. I know how much you adored her and you will miss the closeness the pair of you had. She certainly had a long and interesting life. Now she is at rest and you are left with the legacy of how she is remembered. She leaves a lot to live up to.
Happy - No the person who will get that job will be a lissome blonde who looks great in a bikini and who has enough toughs to be able to handle the empty headed good looking bloke she has with her and the very demanding tourism board who will be expecting 100% results within seconds of her landing on the island. I've been to Hamilton Island and believe me the novelty of living on an island wears off very fast when you realise that the cost of living is two to three times higher than on the mainland. You can't just dash off to the doctor because he/she is on the mainland and there is only a ferry twice a day if you don't have your own boat. Your own boat costs approximately the same as a small house.
On the up, the weather is great 9 months of the year - the other three months you have cyclones (hurricanes) grey heavy skies, humidity, rain and insects bigger than you have seen before, not to mention crocs and goanna that are as big as the crocs.
It can get horribly boring after 4 days - same ole, same ole.
You might gather I don't like the sound of the job - but don't let that stand in your way to applying!!! Funnily enough we haven't heard of the job vacancy here in Queensland. Job like that is usually commented on in one of the current affairs programs. If it was available, then I suspect that the guy beating the staff off with a stick will also be doing his best to get it, unless of course he understands the above rant. There may well be a reason for the fact that most tourists only visit on a daily basis!!
As for the gym or walking. It's too hot to do much outside unless you go at 4.00am and I am being lazy about the gym probably because I know that when I get the next job I will not be here again. So I'll stick with the hot and sticky weeding until it is finished and then try the videos and dvds I have here at home. I will need to :kickbutt: my own *** to get motivated. And I really do need some motivation at the moment. :club: That might do it.
Ceejay - Happy holidays. Use it to make yourself well again. Don't do anything that you do not want to do. That is what good holidays are all about.
Annie - Hello :wave:
Patty - Have a good day :wave:
Mel and Ruth - hope the lamb racks go down well. I love a good lamb roast. actually we had some quite yummy lamb steaks for dinner last night. Happy Birthday to Ruth again. Mel take care!
I'm nearly done with the back yard. Should be close to finished today. After that there is no further excuses for not exercising. DS2 went out the back yesterday and told me I had done well. Now I have a pile of junk for him to take to the dump for me this weekend. I will have to nag to get it done no doubt.
DB2 came around for a chat yesterday. Still full of woes but at least he is staying close to the straight and narrow at the moment. I can see problems arising into the future with the nephew however. I hope I am wrong but even DS2 commented on the fact that there will be a full blown family crisis sometime in the near future. I can't wait for that! NOT!!!!
So I had better go and get on with life in the garden. Happy would not be happy to see the Rhino beetles around the joint now. She might run screaming to Ruth in -40 because no Rhino beetle would live in those temps.
Have a good one.
01-13-2009, 04:44 PM
OK Michelle, MEL, Shad and all the others that have more sense when it comes to guys......Here's the scoop. It had nothing to do with me. Yes, you are all correct. ....
Tony got stinking drunk at his dad's house on Saturday night. (I am thinking too much worry about kids, jobs etc, but still no excuse). He was violently ill on Sunday from drinking. Puking, pooing, headache, nausea, etc. Couldn't get out of bed at his dad's house. His phone was in his truck. He didn't get home until 10:30 pm. (Still no reason not to call me) Didn't go into work til 8:30 am yesterday, normal start time is 6:30 am. He called me at 5:30 pm yesterday to tell me this. Apologized up one side and down the other, promised never to do that to me again. blah blah blah....I said, that his actions of not calling was unacceptable and he could not do that again or there would be consequences. (of course that will kill me if I have to do it, since I said it) After the marriage I had and the experience with the cop, I cannot take that kind of disrespect. I get freaked out. However thank you girls for keeping me sane. Does any of this make sense?
Had my yearly this morning, she said everything looked good. Got my B12 shot, and they drew labs to check my levels. My mammogram is scheduled for Feb 19.
Holly....I am sincerely sorry about your grandma, however she is in a better place now and having fun!
Hello to everyone!
Love nd Hugs
01-13-2009, 05:54 PM
Sure it makes some sense Annie. Next time you see the man, tell him that you have no objections to him going out on his own, no objections apart from the health and safety issues about getting drunk (he could have done it at a bar and got mugged or killed at the same time), no objections to him going to see his father - etc., etc., but because you are a worrier, you want to know he is okay at least once in the weekend, preferably after the debauchery. You might also gently remind him that being late for work will not help his job prospects!!!
Okay - I'm off the soapbox. Glad to hear he is okay and you are still speaking. Please no ultimatums. Often there are extenuating circumstances and you really don't want to break up a good relationship because you feel obliged after what you said. I think a frank and open discussion is in order - for both sides!!! :hug:
01-13-2009, 06:18 PM
Shad...you are so wise...thank you for your support.
01-13-2009, 06:38 PM
Yes it's an open filled. prepare to get dirty.
01-14-2009, 08:51 AM
Burrrrrrrrrrrrr, Baby It's Cold Outside....
Tomorrow's high will be 0 degrees. With windchills, making it way below zero. I am not much liking this cold weather. Can't drink enough water to stay hydrated and skin soft. Probably drank 100 oz yesterday. Have already downed about 25 oz this morning and going to fill my 32 ozer up here in a minute.
Hello to everyone, stay warm or cool if need be.
Love and Hugs
01-14-2009, 10:06 AM
Brrrr Annie and Michelle - and probably Mel too - stay warm and huddled. Not envying you at all. We all said we had lucked out with mild winters for at least the last 10 years but the last 2 have come back with a vengence.
DH and I were watching the weather channel last night to catch the local weather and they showed record heat in Los Angeles of 80+ degrees and something like -40F up in International Falls, MN probably one of the coldest places in the U.S. Such crazy extremes tell you that Momma Nature is getting P.O.'d and things are more than a bit screwy.
As for you Canadian chickies - you are indeed a hearty lot!
Annie - I don't know what it is with guys and hootch but for some it's like catnip - they just have to rub around in it and get crazy until they are rolling on the floor! I've seen DH do it too when he gets with buddies - the longer he's stayed away from it, the worse he gets when he gets an opportunity. Of course he never sees it the way I do and we just fight about it. Although I have to say when he went out on Christmas week, he kept it to 2 beers or so and I was really happy about that. Anyway, guess you just have to look aside. Sounds like he had some steam to blow off any way. Guys have different ways of venting than we do... It's hardly ever personal but generally makes us cock our heads to the side and go whuuuuuuhh???
Shad - thank you for your perspective on the job. Interesting example how things are not what they seem, eh? I figured something had to be odd about that - either it was a publicity stunt or a job doomed to failure. That story is making its rounds across the U.S., no doubt more heavily in places like Annie's where if you stand still long enough, your foot will freeze to the pavement :eek:
Not much going on today and I have to get moving along. Take care all and have a good day...
01-14-2009, 10:08 AM
Ceejay - thank you for the insight on the diamond mine. I feel better about it now. Might just wait and see with the weather and decide to go on a whim instead of planning something out way ahead of time.
I guess I'd better start practicing touching my toes so I can bend down for long periods of time :rofl:
01-14-2009, 10:33 AM
SORRY I CANNOT COMMENT TODAY. FEELING A LITTLE TIRED. THINK I DID A BIT TOO MUCH WITH EVERYTHING. I COULDN'T EVEN HELP ANYONE YESTERDAY. I STARTED AND CAME RIGHT BACK. THIS FRIGID WEATHER IS NOT HELPING AT ALL. THE LOBBY FLOOR IS FREEZING. GUESS I WILL HAVE TO STAY UP HERE :dance:
HAVE A GREAT DAY. HAPPY WEDNESDAY :moped:
01-14-2009, 01:42 PM
Hey ladies -
So glad the week is half over. It's cold here and I wish I could just stay at home. Tomorrow will be even colder with a high temp of around -5 (without the wind chill). The wind chill tomorrow will make it -30 or -40. Yuck.
I'm super, super busy today, and I know that by the time I get home, I'll be really tired. I feel okay in terms of energy during the day, but by evening, all I want to do is relax. And since it will be so cold...I think that's just what I'll do when I get home.
Shad - I actually heard about that job on the news last night. It sure sounds great....but I'm sure they'll pick some hottie (male or female). Thanks for your perspective on island living. Goanas as big as crocs! No thank you!
Mel - You stay inside and stay warm and REST!
Annie - Like Happy says, sometimes guys do that. Don't take it personally. He should've called that's true. But as sick as he was, he probably didn't think about that. And I agree with Shad's advice. Ultimatums rarely ever work. Just talk with Tony, work it out and reach a compromise.
Happy - You're right....since we've lived in Wisconsin (almost 8 years now), the winters have been comparatively mild up until last year. Then last year and this have been rough! Whatever Momma Nature is PO'd about, we have to beg forgiveness and soon!
Patty - If it's warm by you, can you send some heat up north, please?
Here's to a great rest of the day for all of us! I hope the calculations in my report start balancing! Arrrgh. I know the afternoon will be better. Because I'll be getting closer and closer to time to go home! :)
Love and hugs to all,
01-14-2009, 01:54 PM
Would you believe I'm still in my robe and slippers? This feels really decadent. I was going to soak in the tub for a while this morning but spent two hours on phone calls. Right not it's time to do the bath thing and then get dressed. I'm a real slug today but it is my birthday so......!
01-14-2009, 02:46 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUTH!
01-14-2009, 02:50 PM
Happy birthday Ruth:bday2:
01-14-2009, 03:20 PM
A very, very Happy Birthday to you Ruth! Stay warm and enjoy the day!!!
01-14-2009, 03:22 PM
Ruth...Party like a rock star, it's your birthday!!!
I think big birthdays should be celebrated for at least one day per decade so a week is about right.
Jazz's littermate is here for a playdate. Puppies at play are way too funny! Disney is a bit disgusted with their nonsense but is being tolerant.
01-14-2009, 04:06 PM
Pressed the wrong button there and instead of preview, I posted. Well that is the second silly thing I have done today and it is only 5.35pm. I think I am losing it.
Ruth - I love the thought of puppies playing. Specially goofy big puppies.
Happy - I think the job is a hoax I don't see that the QLD Tourist Board would go outside Australia to advertise a job that they could do perfectly well themselves, and probably have done if it exists. I can hear the outcry from here if they got someone foreign to do it.
Not to put too fine a point on it. Hamilton Island, as are many of the other islands out on the reef, is privately owned and while the administrators might get together to advertise the area, I can't see the owners allowing someone to hop over to Daydream or Palm Islands and advertise their charms and amenities. Hamilton, by the way, is the big island and has the most expensive hotel and marina on the reef. They hold the culinary and wine tasting competitions on it with chefs competing from around the world.
You wont be the only one taken in by that ad. It is probably a tourism ploy anyway. Since Hamilton is one of the more outlying islands in the Whitsundays group, it will take the entire 12 hours to just boat around all the other inner islands and the mainland town of Airlie much less try to get to the other outlying islands of the reef - which by the way is 1700kms long!
Sorry to burst the bubble but I don't think any of us should apply!
Michelle - Brrr that is cold, I think if I do decide to come over for a white Christmas, I should only stay a few days. I'm old and woosie when it is cold for long periods of time. I might whinge about the heat, but you should hear me when I am cold.
Mel - stay indoors and keep warm. That bug that you had is twice as vicious if it comes back for the second time. Take care.
Today will see the end of the massive cleanup of the back yard. Thank heavens for that. I'm going to have to work out some system of keeping the place in order while I am away. I am not getting much else done in the fight to keep the jungle down. We now have a mile of stuff to take to the dump.
Oh for heavens sake, I'm just keeping an eye on the Sunrise Morning Show on TV and they are talking about banning the clothing on dogs. I guess that will start some debate. The vets will be out there stating that dogs need sunnies and hats and if they are white - sunscreen. They will also say that some dogs - particularly the (revolting) hairless variety need coats in the winter - all of which I don't mind. I don't like dogs being dressed up with little dresses and bows etc., but banning it - is this all we have to worry about?? We have to remember that for some of us out there, the dog or cat is the only companionship they get since their families rarely visit or completely forget about them.
I'm off to dig up the garden - before I throw things at the telly!!! :mad:
01-14-2009, 04:27 PM
Shad....not to mention all the people out of work and need clothed, food, roofs over their heads. Why not work on that instead of clothing dogs? Dogs have it made (mostly) at least my dog does.
01-14-2009, 09:36 PM
Just a dash in to wish Ruth ~
A Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now my sinus infection and I are going to go lay down...
01-15-2009, 12:46 AM
:bday2you: Happy Birthday Ruth :celebrate:
At minimum 2 days a year a lady should feel special - Mother's Day and her birthday. So if you want to celebrate all week - go right ahead! Hope you had a great day in frozen tootsie land.
My cat is circling - she wants to go out. But it's late, I'm about to head to bed and the frigid winds are headed our way. She will just have to deal with it and be glad she is warm inside.
I have an early morning class so I won't be posting until maybe lunch time so just wanted to pop in and say hello.
Stay warm Ceejay.
With all of us with sinus problems (myself included) a hot tea helps the drippy throat and the warm cup on the temple feels kind of good too.
Good on yah for getting that yard clean Shad. If you're getting rains, then someone should figure out how to keep the yard up. I'm sure tho while DS takes care of the inside, no one probably cares about outside as much as you :( I'm sure it looks pretty though.
Wind chill of minus 40 Michelle. Oh good heavens! I can't even imagine the car wanting to start in that. You could probably drive all the way to work before it warmed up. Nothing like frosty breath on the inside of the car icing up your windshield from the inside out. Stay warm and wrap up your mouth - those poor lungs don't need a flash freeze! Hope those calculations netted out ok for you :comp:
Mel - I think you did the right thing staying put in your apartment. The cold is not good on the muscles or the bones and joints. Just pretend you are taking care of Mel today, ok? :hug:
Hi Patty, Madcat and Carla the Lurker :wave:
I think it's time to hit my snuggly bed and cool pillows for some serious snoozing time. See yah!
01-15-2009, 12:54 AM
Night, night Happy
01-15-2009, 09:10 AM
:hb: HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUTH :gift:
HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT DAY!
SORRY I GOT THE DATE WRONG IN MY BOOK. MUST NOT HAVE TRANSFERED IT RIGHT TO THE 2009 CALENDAR :faint:
:cofdate: SORRY FOR ANOTHER SHORT POST THIS MORNING. READING IS A CHORE RIGHT NOW AND I THINK IT'S BECAUSE OF SOME HOT CHOCOLATE. IT'S HAVING THE SAME EFFECT AS THE COFFEE. SIGH.
WILL TRY AGAIN TOMORROW.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY :moped:
01-15-2009, 09:11 AM
Baby it's cold outside - relatively speaking for here of course. I am most grateful I am not staring at -7 temps up north right now with a HIGH of zero. Looks like the artic blast (no, I cannot blame Canada this time :lol: ) is spreading all the way east to Mel's. Stay warm my friends.
I can't imagine what what Washington D.C. is looking like. I heard that there are thousands of people who will just show up next week - no place to stay - they just want to be a part of the festivities of the innauguration. It's super cold out that way too. Not ideal tent camping conditions...
I didn't want to get up this morning but only because I was warm and snuggly and the house is cold. Even the cat is still cuddled in the blankets. But I went to bed a bit earlier so while I would have liked another hour's sleep, at least I feel rested. Sinus headache is looming in the back of my head tho.
Off to work I go. Shad - send us some of that tropical warmth, will yah? :lol:
01-15-2009, 09:12 AM
Mel - there is caffeine in chocolate as well as coffee. How about a hot toddy?
01-15-2009, 09:26 AM
How about -39ºF with the wind chill :yikes: I just came in from lugging out the trash in my fur coat, scarf, hat and warm mittens and feel chilled to the bone.
Time for another coffee and maybe a hot bath.
Stay safe and warm if you are in this thing!
By the way, Inauguration is going to cost $165 MILLION? Are they nuts? Think how much food that would buy for the Food Banks.
01-15-2009, 09:55 AM
Good Morning Ladies.....
Happy...sinus infection, yuck. Hope you feel better.
MEL...take it easy...you are just coming off of being bedridden sickly, go slow, everything will be there tomorrow.
Michelle....I think we need a vacation to a warm spot. This is crazy.
Ruth...165 million on the inauguration, why not forego that and use the $$ on what this country really needs?
Madcat...hi, hope the sinuses get better.
Holly...hope you are doing ok.
Drove to work this morning. Car thermomenter said zero degrees, and we have a -20 to -30 windchill, depending on the breeze at the moment. I can tell you it is really cold out there. I have on a long sleeve shirt, blazer, pants, knee socks<----yeah that is real sexy, and low boots. My space heater is going here at work and I am still on the chilly side. Ate my boiled egg, piece of cheese and a hot cup of java. Feeling a bit better.
The doc gave me trazodone to help me sleep at night. It is actually an antidepressant, however the side effect is sleep. I can say for the first time in centuries, I slept all night long, passed completely out....I missed Tony's call, Kristin's call and my GF that lives in Corpus Christi, TX call. Not to mention the phone is about a foot away from my head and I didn't hear a thing. I feel great today. I may cut it down to a 1/2 of a pill, the doc said I may have to do that if it made me comatose. haha
My brother's band plays the good stuff....."brown eyed girl, johnny be good" stuff like that. They only do one gig a month as they all have a regular jobs and lives. They play Saturday night, it should be fun.
Not much else going on, just trying to stay warm. It is supposed to warm into the 20's this weekend. Shuweee a regular heatwave.
Oh, what do you all think of the date December 21, 2012? Just curious. Look it up on the net.
Hi to all,
Love and Hugs,
01-15-2009, 01:06 PM
This artic air can stay up North. Brrrr it's cold.
I went back to the doctor yesterday. This drainage in my throat has settle in my chest. I do have bronchitis now. The doctor gave me another injection and another round of antibiotics and told me I may need to come back next week if things don't clear up. Then he threw in the age factor. I'm 58 but don't feel like it.
I'm a little disappointed in the fact that I had plans to do some cleaning this during my short vacation. I just don't have the stamina to do it. Guess I should just relent to take care of myself until this crud is out of my system.
I'm wondering now where they borrowed the money for this inaguration!!
I'll have to look up 12-21-12 to see what is going on on that date. Have they predicted the world to end again?
Hope that sinus head ache doesn't appear. Stay warm.
Rest those eyes.
01-15-2009, 02:33 PM
As for the inauguration - it appears that Mr. Obama is not a man of great pomp and circumstance. Initially I think his own personal feelings, coupled with the state of the economy, he wanted very much to cut down on the number of balls and festivities surrounding the innauguration. However, there's a large part of the country who look at his victory as something tantamount to the second coming. It marks a historical moment for them, and they are going to party hearty no matter what Barrack or anyone else has to say for that matter. So I think they caved to pressures from all over and just went with what the people wanted. As for who is going to pay for this? Same folks that are paying for the bleeding siv of Iraq, same people who are bailing out the banks and the porno makers and the auto makers and everyone else with their hand out. Et cetera Et cetera Et certera as the great Yul Brinner said in the King and I.
December 21, 2012. :censored: Just another obstacle in my path to retirement :rofl: Seriously tho, the way we have reckless disregard for each other, rules, laws, safety, the environment and the list goes on and on, I think there won't be too many more generations of man before we wipe ourselves off the face of this planet. I am glad I am 54 not 24 and I would be rather reluctant to bring any new faces into this world. And that's my opinion.
I remember the world was supposed to end at least twice already - remember when Sky Lab was going to fall to earth and create such an impact it would implode the earth? I'm a bit young for it but there was also the cold war in the early 60's when Cuba, Russia and the U.S. all had their shaky hands hovering over the nuclear button. But in today's world, I really am in fear that man is truly destroying the planet. Shad can tell you about the very real ozone hole. Thankfully we had a rather quiet hurricane season this past year but look at the mega storms that are developing. I will never ever forget watching TV and seeing Katrina approach landfall and being shocked to see the clouds covered the ENTIRE Gulf of Mexico. Our population is too big - don't get me started on these selfish people who decide to have litters of 10 or more natural children. People just don't get it. We need to go back to being hippies again.
And no, I'm not delirious from sinus medicines :lol: But it is dry in here and we are all feeling pretty lousy. I am trying to figure out how I can get more moisture in my cube other than taking an occasional whiff of hot water from the coffee pot spigot. :D I can't do cold vapors so I'd need a steam vaporizer if I got one and I'm afraid someone would steal it if I left it at my desk. Maybe I could bring in my electric potpourri pot. But someone will probably complain. My coworker was told yesterday that she chews her gum too loudly. From someone who sits 5 cubes down across the pod. :rolleyes: I guess this means I can't sing along with my IPod anymore :lol:
Ceejay - I know age affects some things but I think the lousy weather has alot to do with the germs recycling. Take your medicines, wash your hands alot and rest whenever you can. Hope you feel better.
Annie - there is nothing like a good, uninterupted night's sleep. Ahhhh... I'm sure you didn't miss anything that important that you can't catch up on tonight. As for the outfit - all I can say is that it is very freeing not to have to worry about looking sexy - particularly when it's cold out. Even more so when you work with people who you just REALLY don't want looking at you thinking you are a babe - know what I mean? :rofl: :lol3: Of course, maybe you are blessed with not having those kinds of people in your office. Remember I work with mostly I.T. folks. :lol:
In fact, I was walking out of the ladies room and they have mirrors all along one wall and I was thinking I really need WW at Work in the worst way. I have more than "junk in the trunk" I have a whole storage facility back there. :lol3:
Why have I resisted 3 bean salad all these years? I just put a spoon on my salad to try and it's pretty good! Even if it does have vinegar in it.
hello Ruth - can you see the Artic Circle from your house? Brrrrr. That's the kind of cold where you have to sit in a hot bathtub just to warm the bones from the inside out.
I had turkey meatloaf, mixed vegetables and a tossed salad for lunch and I feel like I am falling into a pasta coma and I don't know why. I didn't even eat all of it so it's not like I'm stuffed. Do you ever feel like if you could just crawl under your desk for 20 minutes and nod off you'd be fine?
Ok, guess I've babbled enough. Maybe I'll go for a lap around the building to wake up.
01-15-2009, 03:42 PM
Hi everyone -
I so wish it was Friday instead of Thursday. This has been a long, tiring week. I think my energy is not fully back yet.
My lungs aren't enjoying this bitter cold dry weather, despite the fact that I'm bundled up with a hat, heavy gloves, two scarves, a very warm coat and boots. Oh well, just one more day of this insanely cold weather.
DH was lucky today....his work closed due to the bitter cold, and they may be closed tomorrow.
Mel - I hope you're resting today and staying warm.
Ruth - I hope you enjoyed your birthday and have a fire going in the fireplace and are snuggly and cozy with Jazz and Disney.
Happy - You're right...some are viewing the inauguration as akin to the second coming. I'm just hopeful that there will be some improvements in the economy and the country as a whole in the coming months and years. That sucks that you can't bring in a vaporizer for fear someone will steal it. Sheesh. I am definitely in agreement that a nice 20 or 30 minute nap would be wonderful. I hope your walk helped you wake up.
Annie - I hope you are staying warm too. glad you got a good night's sleep. It's amazing how some meds can just knock you out. My codeine cough syrup did that for me, but it sure did help clear up my cough. I'm looking forward to the heat wave this weekend too. Temps in the teens and low 20s. Break out the bikinis! LOL As for December 2012, I don't believe the world will end. It better not...I've got a lot more living to do. As Happy said, there have been predictions about the end of the world before and we're still here. I do agree with Happy though that if we don't start treating this planet and each other better there's no telling how long we've got. Seriously, ever since I lost my parents, I do try and live each day to the fullest and never let anything be left unsaid because you never know when your number will come up.
Ceejay - I've heard that most of the money for the inauguration has come from private donors. Please do rest up. I know it's no fun spending vacation days being sick...I "wasted" at least two vacation days over the holidays by being sick. But it was nice to have the opportunity to rest, as I truly believe that's the only way to get over the crud.
Well, just a few more hours before time to go home. I'm definitely going to just kick back and relax when I get there.
Have a great rest of your day, ladies!
Love and hugs,
01-15-2009, 04:17 PM
Ceejay...bless your heart, girl you have got it sickie good. Don't worry about the cleaning just take care of yourself.
01-15-2009, 05:33 PM
Ceejay - I agree with the others. Stay home, stay warm, rest and exercise only if you feel okay with it, no overdoing things and guess what! The housework will wait until you are better.
Happy - we don't have inaugurations as such here. We just vote the b*ggers in, and at some point in time they toddle off to see the GG and get sworn in (supposedly to work hard and honestly) and then they just get on with it. I guess there are some parties in Canberra but the likes of us worker bees are not invited.
I'm with you on the worlds overpopulation. Far too many of us around the joint. Time for some action there - as much as the pollies would like us to breed like rabbits. This country, even less than some others, can not support the population we now have.
Sending some heat your way - puff, puff, puff. There now does that feel better??
Ruth - I took out the trash myself this morning. It was just delightful out there, warm and getting sunny. I stayed out for a while and (illegally) watered the pots and front garden that I have just created (Black and white Agapanthus and pink striped Rheo) Then I watered the orchids and found one has 6 flowers on it and and stalk with 4 buds on it. Black Agapanthus is just a name as the flowers are actually a very dark purple.
I'm going back out there shortly to mow the back lawn, pick up some more stuff for the dump and clear up a few more bits and pieces.
Mel - Hot chocolate!!!! Naughty, naughty! :nono: :nono:
Annie - Fancy missing all those calls. Maybe it will be a salutory lesson for you know who!!! Now he knows how you feel!
Michelle - I am being very quiet this morning about the state of this world. We are managing to ruin it in a very short time. Who ever let man loose??
I missed out on the Melbourne/ NZ job. They rung me yesterday to tell me. The recruiter was most upset. I told her that sh*t happens. So now I am back to looking for more work. There is a job coming up in March but I really don't want to wait that long although I can find plenty to do around here. Today I am about to mow the lawns, clean up around the shed, finish off some projects that have been hanging about for a bit. I'm having lunch with my niece and then going to by some new furniture. I have found a chest of drawers for the bedroom but no bed as yet. I need an entertainment unit for the lounge and a bookcase/ display case thingy and a new dining table and chairs. They are not all going to come at once!!! I'll wait until I can find something I can't live without as these will probably see me out of this world.
So I had better go and get started. See ya
01-15-2009, 05:44 PM
Hi Shad - Sorry about the Melbourne/NZ job. Did you ever hear about the Singapore job? sounds like you have a busy and fun day ahead. Enjoy! Thanks for sending the warm air our way! :lol:
01-15-2009, 07:01 PM
My word - Mel. Such excitement in your neck of the woods. What an incredible story. Hope you are missing the lot and sleeping off the caffeine
01-15-2009, 07:02 PM
I keep hearing from them that there is no news about the project permission as yet. I'll just keep looking for other things and see what comes up. If that one happens, then it happens.
01-15-2009, 11:16 PM
Thanks Worldly Chicks for the kind words. Just home from visitation and the funeral is tomorrow. I will certainly miss her more than i can really get my head around but am deeply thankful for a great 43 years with her and 8&10 years for my dear kids. They came with me tonight for the visitation.
01-16-2009, 09:25 AM
:brr: DANG IT'S COLD!! BUT THANK GOD I DON'T LIVE NEAR MISS RUTH!!! :dance: I THINK MY BATTERIES WOULD ONLY LAST A FEW MINUTES!! GUESS MOST OF YOU HEARD ABOUT THE PLANE THAT MADE A LANDING OUTSIDE OUR DOORSTEP IN THE HUDSON RIVER. THE OFFICE WAS CLOSED SO I HAD TO ROUND UP THE BUSES KEYS, FIND A MAINT MAN AND GET HIM OUT THERE TO START THEM UP. THEY EVEN CALLED JIMMY BACK. THE ONES THAT NEEDED NO MEDICAL ATTENTION WENT TO A SENIOR CENTER TO BE SERVED WARM DRINKS. THE OTHERS WENT TO THE NY SIDE. JUST THANK GOD EVERYONE WAS SAVED. :cheer3: BUT SCARY CHIT SKIPPY ALL THE SAME :yikes:
WE WERE SHORT ONE DRIVER AND I AM SURPRISED THEY DIDN'T ASK ME TO FILL IN! :lol3: :lol3:
JEN IS STILL IN TOWN AND WE HAVE BEEN SPENDING QUIET TIME TOGETHER. I THINK WE BOTH NEEDED THIS WEEK OF REST...AND MOTHER NATURE GAVE US A GOOD REASON TO STAY IN JAMMIES TO KEEP WARM :flame:
HAPPY FRIDAY/SATURDAY AND HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!
HAPPY~ WISH WE COULD GET SHAD'S HEAT...THINK WE NEED TO MOVE FURTHER SOUTH??? :beach: I REMEMBER THE 60'S VERY WELL WITH THE COLD WAR THREAT...AND WE WERE ALL UPSET THAT MY ALCOHOLIC FATHER WASN'T DIGGING US A HOLE TO HIDE IN THE BACK YARD!! :rofl: I TRY NOT TO LISTEN TO THE NEWS NOW!!
HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER IN THE SINUS AREA SOON!
RUTH~ WISHING YOU MULTITUDES OF RAYS OF SUNSHINE YOUR WAY!! STAY WARM AND COZY!!!:hug:
ANNIE~ GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP BUT BE CAREFUL. NOW YOU WON'T GIVE A CRAP IF ANYONE CALLS OR NOT :rofl: NOW THAT'S GOTTA BE A GOOD THIONG RIGHT??? STAY WARM CHICA!! AND HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH THE BRO!
CEEJAY~ LET ME TELL YOU THAT I SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN THE "REST" MODE UNTIL THIS "COLD" WAS OVER WITH CAUSE IF YOU DON'T....IT SEEMS TO MAKE THE WHOLE MESS LAST EVEN LONGER :faint: IT'S NOT JUST ME EITHER...EVEN THE YOUNGER AND HEALTHIER ONES IN THE OFFICE AND MAINTENANCE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM BY PUSHING THEMSELVES TOO SOON. SO REST UP:hug:
SHAD~ I AM SORRY THE JOB DIDN'T COME THRU FOR YOU :hug: HOPE YOU FIND SOMETHING YOU REALLY LIKE THIS TIME TOO. ENJOY THE FURNITURE SHOPPING. MAYBE SOME RED WOOD BEING YOU HAVE NO RED WALLS???
:rifl: :rofl: EVERYTIME I SEE A REWALL ON TV GOING UP AGAIN I LAUGH MY FOOL HEAD OFF. SPEAKING OF WICH...THE SINGLE MAN ABOVE ME PANELLED A WALL IN THE BATHROOM WITH MIRROR AND PAINTED ONE WALL IN THE LIVINGROOM....YES YOU GUESSED IT...BRIGHTRED!! AND YES TOO THERE IS ALWAYS SOME EXCITEMENT HERE AND WHY AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT EVERY ANSWERS THE PHONE WHEN THERE IS AN EMERGENCY GOING ON????:tantrum:
01-16-2009, 09:35 AM
Burrrrr in Indiana again. The Indianapolis Public Schools are closed today due to the cold. You know it's cold when they close, cause they NEVER close for anything. All the county schools close but not IPS.
-12 this morning with -36 windchill. Holy cow, poor Ms. Hella Bella did not want to go out and came back in with stiff frozen legs-sorta. She was just out momentarily. I wrapped her up in her afghan my mom made her, till she was warm. She gave me many kisses on the neck for it. Thank God I hadn't taken my shower yet. lol
Holly...Many warm, loving hugs to you, my friend.
Shad...so sorry about the job. There is a much better one out there coming your way, I can feel it.
Michelle...and now your wish has come true....it is FRIDAY now, and not Thursday. ;^)
Happy....12/21/12 is supposed to be either the end OR if we get our acts together and save the earth, change our ways, and do good, it will be a new beginning. All this crazy crap going on in the world has me wondering where we are all going.
Today and this weekend is about keeping warm, eating healthy, and moving my body. I think I am going to start easy and do my water hula hoop and maybe the walking tapes. Anything indoors. Then, of course, hopefully dancing Saturday night to my brother's band. It will be the first time in front of Tony for dancing, so I might need an adult beverage to relax and get the nerve up as I am not all that good at dancing, but I can keep with the beat.
Three of us girls at work are starting on Monday with eating healthy and some kind of exercise, maybe walking the mall. We hope to keep each other motivated. Big plans now we need follow through.
Hello to anyone I may have missed.
Love and Hugs,
01-16-2009, 09:37 AM
HEY YA MEL....we posted at nearly the same time. I did hear about the plane crash in the Hudson, however that everyone survived. What a great thing!!! Hope all is well with you and you are feeling much better. Love ya.
01-16-2009, 10:19 AM
Happy Friday ladies -
It was another cold one this morning: -14 when I left my house, with a wind chill of between -30 and -40. But it's supposed to "warm up" to 20 degrees (above zero!!) tomorrow, which will be nice as my lungs are objecting to this bitter cold. Wooo Hooo! I think this weekend will be another relaxing one for me. I've got a bit of website work to do, but other than that, grocery shopping, laundry and a very minimal amount of cleaning, I'll be taking it easy as I still don't have my energy back 100%. I was hoping to get to the gym this week, but that ain't gonna happen. However, I am taking the stairs now at work...to get back into the groove albeit slowly.
Pretty amazing about that plane landing in the Hudson River! What an awesome pilot to be able to land the plane safely so that everyone could be rescued with minimal injuries.
Shad - I'm sure with your talent and experience, you'll get a great job lined up in no time! In the meantime, good for you for taking advantage of this great opportunity to take care of things around the house and garden.
Hollyhock - My thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you and your family. What a wonderful legacy of happy memories your grandma has left you!
Mel - Good that Mother Nature has made you and Jen take it easy this week. I hope you are both feeling better.
Annie - My doggies didn't want to go out in the cold either! I bundle them up in their little doggie sweaters, but with -30+ degree wind chills, I can't blame them for not wanting to be out long enough to do their business. I'll join you on the healthy eating and exercise starting Monday. What is water hula hoop? Is it like a water aerobics class at the gym?
Happy - I hope you have a fabulous Friday!
Ceejay - I hope you are resting and feeling better. Taking care of yourself is your top priority. Remember rest and liquids. Everything else can wait.
Love, hugs and here's to a great Friday for all of us!
01-16-2009, 10:28 AM
A water hula hoop is actually a hula hoop with water in the cylinder. It is a littler heavier and easier to "hoop" with. It does better for your waste due to the water weight.
01-16-2009, 10:59 AM
Thanks for the explanation, Annie! I learn somethin' new every day!
01-16-2009, 12:00 PM
:brr: I am not used to these temperatures. I even put an extra blanket on my bed last night. 11 degree's this morning. It was suppose to go down to 9 degrees.
How do you survive in the winter time?
I've made up my mind to run errands tomorrow afternoon when it's suppose to be a little warmer. My pay check can wait to be deposited Monday. I've also got my w'2 so while I'm out I can have it filed.
I'm not going to the aunt and uncle's this week end? This will make 2 week end's in a row but I'm sick.
01-16-2009, 12:21 PM
Ceejay - Good for you for postponing errands until it gets warmer....You need to stay inside and not expose your throat/lungs to the cold. Listen to the voice of experience, right? Rest, rest, rest so you can get better. Sending you get well :hug: and :goodvibes:
Low in calories and saturated fat, shrimp contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, tryptophan (an amino acid that helps produce mood-stabilizing serotonin), and vitamin D, which may help provide protection from osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cancer, and many autoimmune diseases.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed, halved, and thinly sliced
2 carrots, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, quartered and sliced crosswise
2 links (3 ounces) each fully cooked Italian-style chicken, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 pound pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup parsley leaves, chopped
In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium. Add potatoes, carrots, garlic, onion, sausage, and cayenne; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are crisp-tender, 15 to 17 minutes.
Sprinkle flour over potatoes and vegetables. Stir in broth and 1/4 cup water; bring to a boil. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 5 minutes more. Top mixture with shrimp. Cover and simmer 3 to 4 minutes until shrimp are opaque throughout. Remove from heat and stir in parsley.
01-16-2009, 04:46 PM
Sorry I didn't get around to posting this morning.
Shad - I am very sorry to hear that you didn't get the job. I'm sure something will come up soon. Do you find that people are cutting back on deployments and therefore assignments for you? We have scaled back the efforts at our place although we seem to have as many contractors as ever. You have me wishing I could go out and work in the garden but that would be quite uncomfortable at this moment :lol: What's with all the new furniture - were things empty before or are you just getting things looking nice as you go through and update the rooms? With time on your hands now, you can look for a good deal, I'm sure.
Mel - that certainly is something amazing about that airplane crash. It's quite incredible that the worst that happened is someone has 2 broken legs. I can't even imagine how scary that would be. And apparently the Hudson River is busy with traffic of it's own too. Did you mean that your building was helping out too in the emergency? Thanks for the recipe - it looks good. I'm not sure about the chicken sausage though. I guess it's not too far off from turkey sausage.
Ceejay - I have to smile at your "how do you survive in the winter time remark". We were asked the same thing by one of our neighbors when we had the neighborhood Christmas dinner. I told J that it's just something you grow up and are used to. We live one kind of life when it's warm, and a totally different one when winter hits. It's true because you change your activities, you have to worry about driving in the weather, dealing with giant potholes that will wreck your car, taking care of your pets to the point that sometimes their poor little paws get all cracked from the road salt, etc. And there's the achy bones and the feeling that you will never know what it's like to be warm again in your life. :lol: I don't miss that. But I do miss going outside in a snowstorm when the snow muffles the street noises and the snow is softly falling. If it's really cold out, the snow is "drier" and it makes a sound when it's falling. The star filled skies are brilliant when it's cold and cloudless out. And the sky is never bluer during the day on a deceptive sunshiney day when the temps are really down. So it has it's plusses and minuses. On the down side here, we can only wear winter clothes at max about 2 months out of the year. My sister gave me a cuddly scarf from Land's End for Christmas. I wore it yesterday for the first time and probably won't get to wear it again. I also have some cute winter hats that I'd look silly in down here because it's not cold enough (in my mind) to wear them.
Anyway Ceejay - I hope you rest up this weekend and feel better.
Annie - I was going to ask about the hoop too. Thanks for explaining. Sounds like fun and a good workout! That's so great that you found some buddies at work to exercise with and help keep the food on track. It's really helpful to have support!
They have enough people to start the new session of WW at Work. :yay: They always go to the wire to see if they can get enough people. Especially this year with everyone cutting back on funds. Although as one of my coworkers pointed out, it's not like we are suffering from a lack of overweight people in the office who probably SHOULD join up :lol: New session starts next week. I am torn as to what to do as I actually want to weigh heavy for the first week so I am guaranteed a loss for week 2. I will lose for 2 weeks and then gain a pound or two, stall and then drop again.
Michelle - if you're not 100 percent starting slow would probably be better. Some of your aerobics classes seem a bit intense. Probably difficult on the lungs right now so if you can gradually increase the stamina, that would be good. I guess we have a few of us making a pact to improve things this time around. Those who want in, put you hand in the circle and lay the hands on :lol: Do you wear a face mask outside? That dry air just burns the nostrils. Wrapping a scarf around the face just gives you an icy mouth with chapped lips :lol: I hear it's supposed to warm up to the 20's this weekend. Whoo hoo!
Shad - I want to see pictures from your garden flowers. You should have a few moments to post now. *click* :D
Annie - I saw pictures from Indianapolis on the weather channel yesterday. Brrr.
Ok, enough rambling for now...
01-16-2009, 06:29 PM
Yes ma'am Happy. I grabbed my camera and went out to the Butchart of the South and found.......... there are not too many flowers in my poor dried out garden at this time of the year. So I have taken what there is and given you a glimpse of my cleaned up yard.
The first one is my backyard. It is very, very dry. Everything that you can see in it has come through 4 years of drought with no additional water. I've lost a lot of plants and I now treasure these ones as they have proved they are stayers. The second pic is the Bird of Paradise plant and it is just coming into flower again for the first time since the drought. It should look quite good in the coming weeks as there are many buds on them at the moment.
The third photo is the orchid called Chocolate Drop. These orchids came through the drought as well. They are a lot hardier than we think. Chocolate drop has put out 2 stalks of buds this year. The one you see has 6 flowers on it and the second one, not yet out, has 4.
The fourth photo is the elkhorn - actually it is a staghorn when I come to think about it. It started of as one base leaf and one 'horn' and was on a piece of board about 4" by 10". Now we have found it a home in the Calistemon tree (bottlebrush) and it has spread right around the trunk - in spite of the drought! The last photo is the rose 'Jude the Obscure' although I think you will agree there is not much obscure about it. The perfume is just glorious.
So there you go. Now it is time to go out again and check out the bugs on the roses. Hate those grasshoppers.
If you want any full size photos for wallpaper or whatever. Yell or send me your addy via PM.
Big :wave: to all you :angel: outthere!
01-16-2009, 08:50 PM
ANNIE...YES MY SKINNY FRIEND WE POSTED TOGETHER! STAY BUNDLED UP OR TELL TONY TO KEEP YOU WARM!!!
HOPE YOU DON'T HAVE TO STAY POUT IN THIS COLD FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME!!
CEEJAY...GOOD FOR YOU STAYIONG HOME AND POSTPONING THINGS. IT'S JUST TOO FRIGGING COLD OUTSIDE! :brr: I AM GOINT TO INVEST IN AN ELECTRIC BLANKET JUST TO GET THE BED WARMED UP SO I CAN GET IN IT!!! :rofl:
HAPPY~ YES I WAS SENT IN SEARCH OF BUS KEYS AND SOMEONE TO START THE BUSES ALL BECAUSE THE MEN THAT WERE CALLED WERE EITHER OUT OF TOWN, AT THE DENTIST, CAUGHT IN TRAFFIC OR NOT ANSWERING THEIR CEL PHONES. :faint: SUPER MEL TO THE RESCUE!
WISH WE COULD BOTH GO OUT IN YOUR GARDEN AND PICK SOME WEEDS OR WATCH THE BUTTERFLIES GROW!!!
:sunny: <----I AM SENDING YOU SOME SUNNY THOUGHTS TO KEEP YOU COZY FOR THE WEEKEND!
I WAS THINKING TURKEY SAUSAGE TOO. I LIKE THEM THE BEST. I AM GLAD TO HEAR THERE ARE ENOUGH PEOPLE FOR THE WW PROGRAM AT WORK. A FRIEND OF MINE JUST JOINED AGAIN FOR THE NEW VERSION MOMENTUM! SO GOOD LUCK TO Y'ALL DOWN THERE IN THE SOUTH!!
SHAD~ THE PHOTOS ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! I WILL HAVE TO BE HAPPY WITH JUST LOOKING AT THEM HERE. TRIED TO MAKE A SCREENSAVER OF STUFF AND THE DANG COMPUTER SHUT DOWN AGAIN. HAD A HECK OF A TIME GETTING TO THE ADD/REMOVE SECTIUON TO GIET IT OFF AND THEN RESTORE THE PC BACK TO A PREVIOUS DAY AND TIME :faint: ;LORD HELP THESE DIAL-UPS AND CHEAP PCS!!! :wave: SENDING A WAVE BACK TO YA KAURANGI! :wave:
FUNNY STORY: A WOMAN CALLED THE EMERGENCY NUMBER... "I HAVE NO HEAT" . I FOUND SAL AND WE WENT UP THERE AND LO AND BEHOLD SHE HAD TURNED IT OFF WHEN SHE WENT OUT BUT COULDN'T GET IT BACK ON. THE THERMOSTAT GOT SO COLD WHILE SHE WAS OUT THAT ALL THE NICOTINE GUNK INSIDE "FROZE THE DIAL AND SAL HAD TO FORCE IT ORDER TO GET IT TO TURN!!! IT WAS SO DISGUSTING IT MADE ME SICK TO THINK WHAT I WAS DOING TO MYSELF WITH THOSE 3 PACKS A DAY WHEN I WAS SMOKING!!! :cry: :yikes:
WITH THE STRESS OF OUR HEALTH, JEN AND I HAVE BEEN A BIT AT EACH OTHER'S THROATS AND NOT MELDING LIKE WE USED TO. THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF FRICTION THAT WE HAVE BEEN IGNORING. BUT THIS WEEK, I THINK WE ARE COMING TO AN UNDERSTANDING THAT IT IS TO BOTH OUR BENEFITS TO RESPECT THE NEEDS AND LIMITS OF EACH OTHER. PEOPLE WILL COME AND GO BUT WE WILL BE FRIENDS FOR A LONG TIME TO COME. GUESS WE LOST SIGHT A WEE BIT ABOUT WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO EACH OF US AND PUT JUST TOO MANY PEOPLE IN THE FRONT ROW SEATS! BUT I THINK WE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK NOW. WE BOTH NEED TO PULL BACK EVEN FARTHER THIS YEAR. GONNA GET TO THIS GOAL ONE WAY OR THE OTHER!! :dance:
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT. :cloud9:
01-16-2009, 08:53 PM
Shad...i Right Clicked And Set The Bird Of Paradise As The Desktop Background. A Wee Bit Blurry But Beautiful All The Same!!!
01-16-2009, 09:31 PM
I tried it and it does go blurry. I can send you the full size original which is not blurry at all if you wish and you can bring it in on dial up.
01-16-2009, 11:13 PM
Shad - why don't you send me the original and I can re-size it and maybe compress it a bit so it's not going to kill Mel's dial up.
Loved the pictures - and the bird of paradise. For such a severe drought, things have held up better than one could have hoped. You must have a magic thumb!
Mel - don't let anything get between you and Jen :hug: I caught those sunny thoughts - thanks, I needed them :D
Ok, I'm going to go read about the Momentum program - got a feeling I need to do lots of planning. :book2:
01-17-2009, 08:58 AM
HAPPY~ THANKS I GOT THE E-MAIL AND WILL TRY IT IN A SEC. MY COMPUTER IS TELLING ME ALL THE TIME THAT I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH SPACE FOR PICS. I HAVE TO KEEP DELETING ANY PICS I SAVE AND UNLOADED WEBSHOTS. IT ALL BEGAN AFTER THE LAST CRASH AND I AM NOT A PHOTO NUT SO I NEVER LOOKED INTO IT :rofl: ANYWAY....I WILL TRY THIS AND SEE IF IT BOGS DOWN THE RUNNING. :dance: LOVELY WORK :hug:
SHAD...AS YOU CAN SEE I WILL GIVE IT ANOTHER TRY. THAT FLOWER IS JUST BEAUTIFUL...ACTUALLY THEY ALL WERE!! :flow2:
LOOKS LIKE THE TEMPS WILL BE RISING AND I CAN THINK OF SOMETHING OTHER THAN BEING COLD!! :rofl:
NOTHING NEW SINCE LAST NIGHT SO YOU ALL LUCKED OUT. SHORT POST.
HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY :moped:
01-17-2009, 12:12 PM
Good morning chicks,
I went to bed late, slept in and now I need to go get ready for my hair appointment. Yep, time overdue to get that gray out of my hair. :lol:
It's still cold here but supposed to warm up a bit over the week - well maybe 20 degrees so it will be kinda cold instead of FRACK it's Freezin' :lol:
Gotta jump in the shower so have a good Saturday chicks, I'll check back tonight.
01-17-2009, 02:44 PM
I'm feeling a bit better today. Need to run to Walmart and to the grocery store. Even rode the bike for 20 minutes last night.
Called my little sister to wish her a happy birthday. She's 56 today.
Everyone have a good day.
01-17-2009, 04:23 PM
Ceejay - glad you are feeling better. Told you rest and relaxation would do it.
Happy - hope the hairdo works out just right. Are you going red to brighten up the winter? Thanks for the email.
Mel - better stay warm and cosy. Hope the new picture works for you. There comes a time when the old memory (in the computer not in your head) just doesn't cut it especially since so many programs these days take up so much space.
Not much going on here. I'm off out to water (we are allowed on Sundays provided we hold the hose!) as much as possible before it gets too hot. Then it will be a fairly lazy day apart from the fact that DS2 has friends coming around sometime today so I'd better go get some groceries as there isn't much in the house.
Yesterday I purchased a new outdoor setting and a new barbecue and a new chest of drawers. Serious money - particularly for my chest of drawers. Now I need to pull in the woolly head for a while and concentrate on saving again. The table and chairs and barbecue should arrive by end of next week, but the drawers have to be made. They will take approx. 6 weeks.
Okay - that's it. I'm gone :genie: Things to do, people to stuff around.
Before you add the greens to the pot, clean them thoroughly. After cutting broccoli rabe as indicated in the recipe below, place it in a large bowl of cold water and agitate it to loosen dirt. Lift the broccoli rabe from the bowl (leaving dirt and silt behind) and repeat if necessary. Tip: Add freshly grated Parmesan cheese to give this soup a more robust flavor.
Per serving: 403 calories, 18 g protein; 9 g fat; 65 g carb; 11 g fiber
Serves 4 .
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, plus more for seasoning, if desired
2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes in juice
2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) cannelini beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 bunch (about 1 pound) broccoli rabe, cut crosswise 1 inch thick and well washed, with water still clinging to it (blanched if desired)
4 thick slices rustic whole-wheat bread, toasted
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is softened, 4 to 5 minutes.
Add tomato paste and vinegar; cook, stirring frequently, until slightly darkened, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add tomatoes (with their juice), beans, broccoli rabe, and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until broccoli rabe is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste.
To serve, place a slice of toasted bread in the bottom of each serving bowl; ladle soup over toast.
01-18-2009, 09:12 AM
:snowglo:HOLY CHIT!! :shocksn:WE'RE HAVING A VERITABLE HEAT WAVE! :beach: A WHOPPING 27 DEGREES OUTSIDE AND :snow4:LOVELY FLUFFY SNOW FALLING!! THE GS AND I WERE MESMERIZED BY THE WINDOW. NOT SURE HE KNOWS WHAT SNOW IS. HE SQUAWKS WHEN ONE FLAKE GETS TOO CLOSE TO THE WINDOW.,....ESPECIALLY IF IT'S BIG. MUST THINK THEY'RE BUGS! I REFUSE TO WORRY ABOUT WHO IS GOING TO SHOVEL. :dance:
NOTHING NEW HERE...JUST ENJOYING THE WHITE CHRISTMASSY LOOK:ginger:
HAPPY WHITE SUNDAY:coolsnow: / HOT MONDAY :sunny:
SHAD~ THE PICTURE LOOKS WONDERFUL AND SO FAR SO GOOD. HAAPPY PUT A FRAME AROUND IT AND IT JUST LOOKS SOOOO GREAT:love: JEN COULDN'T BELIEVE IT GROWS IN YOUR YARD ALONG WITH THE OTHERS. WE REALLY NEED TO SIT AND LOOK AT WEBSHOTS ONE DAY WHEN WE HAVE TIME...IT TAKES FOREVER TO LOAD!! :rofl: YOUR PURCHASES SOUNDED NICE AND ENJOY!:carrot:
HAPPY~ SO LAST NIGHT YOU WENT TO BED AND WILL WAKE UP TO A HEATWAVE :beach: HOW DID THE HAIR COME OUT??? :belly: WHEN DOES THE WW BEGIN?
CEEJAY~ GLAD YOU FELT GOOD ENOUGH TO GO OUT TO WEALMARTS. SHOPPING IS GREAT THERAPY! DID YOU BUY SOMETHING GOOD? :present:
01-18-2009, 12:23 PM
Just bought the necessities. We had snow flurries the other day.
I really am feeling a lot better today. I rode the bike again last night. This morning I was curious about my weight. The scale said 186.4. I'm happy with that but I'm sure that weight will come back. I haven't been eating as much these past few weeks.
2 more days of freedom before I go back to work. Work 2 days then have 3 more days off.
01-18-2009, 12:38 PM
Happy Sunday ladies -
Well, I spent most of yesterday working...luckily I'm able to work from home. I was still having difficulty getting a report that needs to run successfully tomorrow to return the correct data. I finally was able to fix it late last night. I was able to take breaks during the day as the report takes 3 hours to run...so I made a change or two, run the report, and come back a few hours later. Anyway, this morning I got confirmation that the data is correct, so I scheduled the report to run tomorrow morning. Yay! It works finally. Anyway, I've got a pot roast cooking in the crock pot (dinner will be around 6 pm CST if you want to join us), and now I'm going to a little cleaning and then relax the rest of the day since I didn't get to relax yesterday. Although I am going to do either a WATP or a yoga DVD. It warmed up to 19 yesterday, not sure how warm it will be today. But they say that it might warm up to upper 20s/low 30s this coming week! A relative heat wave!
Shad - The photos you posted are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! They held up nicely despite the drought. How wonderful to treat yourself to a new barbecue, outdoor furniture and a new chest of drawers! I'd love to see photos when they arrive.
Mel - I hope your computer is behaving better. I'm glad to hear it's warming up in NJ too!
Happy - So glad you have enough people for WW at work. I'll bet your hair looks great! What color did you go with? I need to get mine touched up in the next few weeks; I'll be staying blond.
Ceejay - So glad to hear you are feeling better and that you can enjoy the rest of your vacation in better health.
Annie - I hope you are getting this relatively warm weather too and enjoying your weekend!
A big :wave: to everyone!
Love and big hugs,
01-18-2009, 02:44 PM
Here it is sunday and haven't done much. I don't think I mentioned that I'm still having problems. Started with hives, then Blood pressure got high. I went to doc told him about that, but told him I still don't feel right. He ran a normal blood panel, WBC was high everthing else ok. I went home and two week later i'm back.. I told him I don't feel right, now my skin feels tight, especially arms, i'm retaining fluids...joints hurt and I'm tired... He ran a different blood panel and this one comes back that I have inflammation, and other items are higher than normal. The nurse called me and said, you have some high numbers, he wants you to see a Rhumotology (sp)Arthiritis doc. That's all he said. That was 2 weeks ago and my appointment with the doc is not until 2 weeks from now. I"M so frustrated.
Shad - your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Mitchellez - I too can work from home.. we'll on weekends. Glad you finally got your report running right. We'll i don't want to rub it in, BUT we're suppose to hit 68 next week. I think the coldest it got here was like 29F, but it warmed up to 45.
Ceejay - Glad your feeling better. OH, i wish you could send some snow flurries here. Last year we had some for a few minutes. My niece was so excited cause she had never seen snow..
Happy - New Year, new hair color. Did you get the same cut or go with a new hair do? I changed my style back in Nov. and it really made a difference. Lots of compliments. Right now i have lots of gray, but with the hives, problems i'm having didn't want to put any more chemicals in me.
Mel - Hope your enjoying your day. Hope you don't get any calls.
Right now just flipping the tv channel, looks like there's going to be a big Hooplop going on in DC today. Everyone's so excited about the new president coming in. I just pray that he and Congress can help turn things around. HOPE is in the air, and that's what we need right now.
01-18-2009, 05:09 PM
Beginning of another week for us over here. I hope it brings some good news for a change for all of us. The stock exchange is up this morning and lets hope that lasts, but the economic news is not good - the State of NSW is officially in recession with the rest of the states to follow. I still have plenty to do around the house, so I am not bored or frustrated yet, but I may just have to go back to work for a rest!! So far this morning I have poisoned a clump of weeds that seems to be insistent on spreading itself all over the yard despite the fact I have dug out all the big plants and removed all the seeds from others. So poisoning is the only thing left. I've also watered the rose garden (illegally but hey, the weatherman has been wrong all this weekend about the rain we are supposed to have). I've washed everything in sight and am about to tackle the house and see if I can persuade the spiders to go outside again. If they don't take the hint, they may have to get sprayed as well. I don't like to kill the spiders since they catch the flies. I hate flies worse.
Patty - I'm sorry to hear that you are not well and seemingly getting worse. I hope the tests and appointments can sort it out for you quickly.
Michelle - At least you got the calculations to work at last. Just a pity you had to work over the weekend. Well done. Glad you liked to pictures. Pot Roast - Yummy. I'm on my way.
Ceejay - glad to hear you sounding so much better. Take care not to overdo it, but I have no doubt the exercise is doing some good.
Mel - I wonder what Broccoli rabe is? I'll have to check out the 'net and see if I can find an explanation or a picture. Glad you enjoyed Happy's creativity with the picture. I haven't put anything up on Webshots for a while - I must get around to it shortly. Another job to put on the list.
Okay, I am off to have a ride on DS2's bike. I need some exercise and I don't want to do it before everyone leaves for work. I'm going down to the cycle track/ walking path but it doesn't go everywhere and I will need to use the roads occasionally so I don't want too much traffic. Wish me luck. I haven't ridden a bike for years - so I don't need to crash or fall off. I'd better take it slow and only go a short distance today.
01-19-2009, 09:09 AM
:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS OF THE WORLD!
YESTERDAY'S CLEANING EFFORTS GOT ONE FILE CABINET CLEANED OUT AND THE PAPER SHREDDER IS STILL COOLING OFF:flame: TRYING TO FIND THINGS I DON'T NEED EYES FOR IS CHALLENGING. :cry: I MISS MY COMPUTER GAMES THE MOST. BUT JEN AND I HAVE HAD SOPME CHATS AND THE GRANDSON GOT LOTS OF ATTENTION. THE POWERS THAT BE SENT A KID TO SHOVEL. BUT IT'S STILL ME THAT HAS TO LOCK AND UNLOCK STUFF AND RUN THE ALARM SYSTEM. GUESS THEY DON'T TRUST ANY OF THESE GUYS. fIF IT'S NOT TOO COLD FOR THE RISACEA TOMORROW I MIGHT GO TO SHOPRITE AND GET SOME BOTTLED WATER AND PRODUCE. BUT FOR TODAY I AM BACK TO RESTING :beach:
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY :moped:
SORRY FOR NO PERSONALS TODAY. EYES ARE A BIT TOO WATERY FOR READING. BUT I SEND HUGS :hug:
01-19-2009, 11:25 AM
Good morning ladies,
Guess I never made it in here yesterday. Sorry. :o
As for the hair - I asked for the same color as the receptionist - a warm reddish brown with golden highlights. What I got was quite dark with just a few light blonde highlights on top. It's cut in a chin length bob. The color is reminiscent of when they first came out with wigs in the 70's and they had the "frosted" look of dark and blonde. It's the only way I can describe it. It isn't bad, a bit dark for my taste and it will lighten up as I wash it. She did a good job with the highlights - not too much, just enough to perk up the hair. My scalp has been really sensitive for the last 2 months and it's always really irritated and itchy for 2 to 3 days after I get my hair done - the more intense the color, the worse it is. I did alot of "scratching - rubbing with the pads of my fingers" the last 2 days but I'm better now. If my hair wasn't so thin and fine, I might be tempted to leave the gray. For the first time, I can really take an objective step back and see myself aging. :( Sometimes despite a sunny personality it is kind of a downer to see yourself leave your glory days behind.
Oh well, still alive and kicking - beats the alternative, right?
Yesterday I spent most of the day just twittering about, taking care of little things here and there. The kind of stuff you pass by, think to yourself - hey I've got to ... reinforce the button on my coat, mend a hole in a sock, wash some blankets, get the last of the Christmas stuff that was tucked away on a bottom shelf, put the garland from the mantle into the recycling bin, etc. So I concentrated on all those things I've been meaning to do for a while but kept forgetting about.
Today is a holiday for us Martin Luther King was assasinated in Memphis so it's a big holiday here. I have a follow up meeting with the diabetes program director that I missed last week. Weight Watchers at work starts this week and I've been reading up online trying to get prepped for the new program. I will do a bit of shopping after I meet with C this afternoon and will continue to take care of a few things around the house today. Trying to declutter as well.
Mel - sorry to hear the peepers are watering. I'm sure the GS loved the attention. Does he like getting his head scratched? I hope you are feeling good enough to go out tomorrow.
Shad - you've been busy. Funny how you can be away for a while but when you get back there are always lots of things to be done around the house. Good luck on the bike! Each time I go into the garage I look at the bikes we bought a couple of years ago and swear I'm going to get back on them again. It's embarassing - I've lost my stamina and we have gentle rises around here - enough to have me huffing and puffing after 5 minutes. We have an exercise bike - I should get going on that to build up strength again so that come spring I'll be strong again. I hope you made it as far as you intended to. Saw an article on the Internet today - they are doing some deep sea exploring out your way and discovered some new aquatic species. The sad thing is that the coral is dying - global warming and pollution. :(
Patty - sorry you are feeling so poorly. The rheumatologist can run some additional bloodwork that can analyze all sorts of things - more than a regular doctor. Hope they find the source of your problems soon. Sounds very uncomfortable! :hug:
Michelle - how did the pot roast come out? Funny to hear you say that 20 degrees - whoo hoo it's warm :lol: My mom and sister said the same thing. It was cool here yesterday 50 and I thought a bit of a chill in the air yet but DH was working outside in just a t-shirt. I was thinking that if it was you guys, you'd be pulling the cover off the pool :lol: I hope you got your report to run. 3 hours is a long time to keep tweaking.
Ceejay - hope you can maintain your loss and add something to it. I know what you mean about getting nervous when the weight is yo-yoing. I see the same thing - lose and they try to stay on program and then see a gain because of salt or a bad weekend. Just have to keep striving for more on plan days than not and don't let your calories get too low - even if you don't feel like eating.
Guess I've babbled enough - better go get busy - the afternoon will be here in a flash and I don't want to fritter the day away.
:wave: to the rest of the chicks
01-19-2009, 11:46 AM
I have the day off but it was a scheduled holiday for me. I'm dreading to go to work tomorrow. I still have a nasty cough. It's not deep though like it has been. Maybe Tim will send me home tomorrow but that's wishful thinking on my part.
I can remember the riots and the assination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Will be getting out this afternoon to run some errands.
Have a great day.
01-19-2009, 12:27 PM
It's Monday, Monday, Monday.................
Good Morning My Chick a Dees.........
Hey SHAD...the pix of your flowers are remarkably beautiful...
MEL...Great recipe...Wow 27 degrees, high today here is 24. However by Thursday it is supposed to be 40 degrees. Holy crap, break out the shorts and flip flops...
Happy....Gray Begone, I tell you. I, too, get the itchy scalp after EVERY hair color. I forget that is what causes it every month, and then my brain gets to moving and I think, OMG I have lice. Oh no, it is just the hair coloring causing it. Talk about CRS. Shuweeee.
Ceejay....take it slow girl, don't do too much, you need complete recovery.
Michelle....Isn't it nice when a work report goes well and everything works? YUM I love crockpot roast beef. It just melts in your mouth.
Patty...Dang girl, you have got the creeping crud from h*ll. The docs need to get you figured out and healthy again.
My brother's band absolutely ROCKED Saturday night. The only thing was it was so dang smokey in there. I had a headache all day yesterday from it. We had so much fun.
Yesterday I p8ulled the oven out to clean under/behind it and realized the previous owner when painting, did not paint the wall behind the stove. So I cleaned and painted that yesterday. That is about all I accomplished. Just kind of vegged out all day.
Also fought a cold from last Wednesday thru today. It is so much better today. I went home Friday night, took drugs, ran my blankie through the dryer, wrapped up in it, layed down on the heating pad on my bed and fell asleep at 7:30. Stay in bed till the next morning. Voice is a bit horse, but I think that is from the smokey bar Saturday night. All is good, and on the way to recovery. :^)
Not much else going on here in Indiana. Most businesses are closed, except ours, for MLK day. I am glad to come to work, I will say that for sure.
HELLO TO EVERYONE..
Love and Hugs
01-19-2009, 12:43 PM
I, too, get the itchy scalp after EVERY hair color. I forget that is what causes it every month, and then my brain gets to moving and I think, OMG I have lice. Oh no, it is just the hair coloring causing it. Talk about CRS. Shuweeee.
Oh Annie - you're a riot :rofl: :rofl:
I think it's not only the smoky bar but also talking louder over the music that gets the throat a bit hoarse. Glad you had a good time.
Think the world will stop between 8:30 and 11 CST tomorrow? They are broadcasting the innauguration swearing in tomorrow on the TVs at work. I'm sure the break rooms will be filled with people watching.
I think they should have declared a holiday - listen to me, I'm already off today. But I'm serious. I think it's going to be one of those days where not much gets done. At least thank heavens, it's for a joyous occasion this time around and not a crisis or a tragedy.
As you can see, an hour after I should have signed off I am still on the computer. But actually I was trolling Zappos looking for some shoes. ;)
01-19-2009, 12:45 PM
Ceejay - make sure you are taking an expectorant to get the gunk out of the lungs and lots and lots of liquids. If you get bored with water - tea with honey and a fresh lemon wedge will sooth that ragged sore throat that comes from coughing your eyeballs out!
01-19-2009, 02:32 PM
Yeah, and if that doesn't work, get some hard rock whiskey (whoosky) LOL
01-19-2009, 02:35 PM
Oh the doc just called. The pap came back normal. Chorlestrol was 139 triglicerides were 55. I am a bit anemic, but I have been since I was a teenager. I do take extra iron, but danged it constipates me. Oh, and the VD test came back clear. hahahahahahahahha. Good thing for Tony, I would hate to have to string him up!!
01-19-2009, 02:37 PM
and i can't spell medical terms worth a hoot either.
01-19-2009, 03:01 PM
The picture in the above post is at Brandon's enjoying my brother's band.
Left is Kristin, me in the middle and Leanne on right - both are buds from my previous job.
01-19-2009, 03:04 PM
01-19-2009, 03:05 PM
Kristin on left, me in middle, Leanne on right
01-19-2009, 03:06 PM
I am ******ed, but I think I finally got it. DUH
01-19-2009, 03:08 PM
Ms Olivia Anne
01-19-2009, 03:25 PM
Ms Hella Bella...being good! haha
01-19-2009, 04:37 PM
Well now I have found out what broccoli rabe is, I am ........ not going to make the recipe. Sorry Mel. Guess I am not good on green leafy vegetables - especially the cooked variety.
Trying to decide what to do today. I have several choices. I think it will be a spot of painting and tiling in the kitchen - at least this morning. Once the sun comes in, it will be too hot in there for all that jazz. That will be one more niggle off my plate as Ruth would say. I'm so good at not finishing off my projects and leaving some niggles at times. Stupid really as they are the smallest bits to be done although fiddly and bitsy.
I found some pics of my new furniture on the net. I'm about to attach them, if I can find where I saved them. Uuuh - can't find the chest of drawers, that will have to wait. My barbie will be a bright blue, not black. Can't wait. The chairs fit right in under the table and it looks like a dark grey cube all shut up.
Annie - ooooh - maybe you should get a certificate and wave it around.
Ceejay - are you sure you don't need some extra sick days just to ensure this bug goes away? I'd hate to think of it coming back again
Happy - Glad to hear the hair came out okay. Warm reddish brown on one person can be almost black on another. I'm trying to work out how grey mine is so I can decide what to do with it. I don't think I can justify the cost of dye and streaks as I have had previously - especially as there is no job at the moment. No point in wasting money.
Mel - sorry to hear about the eyes again. Hope this is not a recurrence of the events last year.
So I didn't get off on the bike yesterday. About to try again today. This time I will get on with it. See yah
01-19-2009, 04:41 PM
oh Shad, I have a barbie like that one and mine IS black......Also have a gas grill.
01-19-2009, 04:48 PM
Hi ladies --
Crazy busy day at work today.
Annie - great photos! You look mahvelous! So does Hella Bella. Thanks for sharing! You're going to be getting 40 degree weather?! No fair! :lol:
Patty - I hope the doc is able to figure out what's up and get you on treatment. Hang in there sweetie. :hugs:
Shad - We missed you at dinner....but if you want to come tonight for leftovers, you're more than welcome! Sorry to hear your economy is having a rough time as well. Hopefully things will improve soon. Good luck on the bike. I have a barbie just like the one you've got. Your outdoor furniture is really nice!
Mel - I hope you're having a nice, restful day!
Happy - I'll bet your hair looks fine. At least she did a good job with the highlights. My scalp gets sensitive to hair color as well. Sounds like you got a lot accomplished. I still have my Christmas stuff to put away and take down to the basement. As long as I get it done by Easter, right? :lol: Sounds like you'll have a nice and productive day off. 3 day weekends are great. I won't be having one of those until Memorial Day (unless I take vacation). I so wish it was 50 here. Ahhh, that would be heaven. I agree that tomorrow will be one of those days when most people, even those at work, will either be watching TV or on the Internet for the inauguration.
Well, I've got to get back to it.
Have a great rest of your day, ladies!
Love and hugs,
01-19-2009, 09:07 PM
I probably do need to stay home a couple of more days. Sometimes you don't have a choice. I saw a table and chairs like that at IKEA.
Glad things at the doctor's office turned out okay. Nice pictures also.
Hope your work day slows down some. I'm going to be 6 days behind tomorrow. In a way I dread going in.
01-19-2009, 10:49 PM
Annie - Thanks for sharing the pictures. My your cholestrol and tri are good. Wish my numbers could get that low.
Happy - the hairdo sounds cute. My scalp itches when i get color and with my problems right now, it's going to have to stay grey.
Shad - your table are chair look nice. Enjoy them...
Mitchellez - I'm glad i'm not the only one with Xmas stuff out. I have several boxes i need to put up. Now that i think about it, I have two outdoor decorations that I probably need to bring in. Forgot about them, since I come in through the back.
Ceejay - We'll don't overdo it when you go into the office. You can only do so much.
As for me not much going on. Same old stuff.
01-20-2009, 09:20 AM
:cofdate: GOOD MORNING. NOT UP TO GOING SHOPPING TODAY. ONE SIDE OF MY HEAD IS STUFFED AND ALSO ONE EYE LAGGING BEHIND IN GETTING BETTER. GEEZ IS THIS THING EVER GOING TO BE OVER? I FEEL LIKE THOSE KIDS BOOKS..."A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS" :rofl: :rofl:
TALK MANANA. HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:
HAPPY~ I ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY BEING A REDHEAD OF SORTS. WHEN MY SCALP GETS SENSITIVE, I USE J&J BABY SHAMPOO. WORKS WONDERS ON THE SCALP AND HAS NO HARSH DETERGENTS IN IT. SOUNDS LIKE YOU AND I HAD THE SAME KIND OF WEEKEND DOING THE THINGS THAT NEVER GET FINISHED :rofl:
CEEJAY~ HOPE THE DAY GOES WELL FOR YOU AND GLAD TO HEAR THE COUGH IS LESSENING.
ANNIE~ SO A GOOD TIME WAS HAD AT THE BRO'S CONCERT. GOOD! YOU CAN COME AND PULL MY STOVE OUT...NOT SURE WHAT SCIENCE EXPERIMENT IS GROWING BACK THERE THOUGH. I AM GOING TO GET MY SHORTS AND FLIP FLOPS READY :beach:
01-20-2009, 09:38 AM
Good morning ladies,
Gonna be a busy news day today :D
Woke up to a fine dusting of snow on the grass and anything metal. Not enough to mess up the streets (I hope) but still more than I wanted to see.
DH said he felt like he was coming down with a cold yesterday and this morning out of no where, it appears mine is back again. Last night when I went to bed my throat felt like I had swallowed glass and I was thinking oh no :yikes: Today I have the snuffly, sneezing, headachey, can I go back to bed and start all over again blues. :( That's what I get for eating vegetable soup and clementine tangerines and trying to stay on plan and healthy :lol:
Well - it appears to be universal that ALL of our scalps itch when we get our hair colored. That makes me feel better as I thought it was just me. :lol:
Patty - actually for all of us I think, somewhere in our house - either right out there visible or hidden away on a forgotten low shelf is one last Christmas decoration that we find somewhere about Easter :lol: Your post reminded me that I have a snowman flag out front. Guess I'll leave it one more day as it's most appropriate this morning :rofl:
I don't think they make a better grill than the old round black Weber kettle :hungry:
Hi Michelle - hope you are feeling on the mend and you got that pesky report to run. How are the lungs doing? Ready to go play in the 20 degree weather? :lol:
Hmmm, I thought brocolli rabe was that thin, skinny sort of baby brocolli stuff. Not sure I'd like the greens either. My rabbit used to love brocolli leaves as much as she loved apple slices but they made her smell icky. I don't want to smell like that so I'll pass on the soup too. I bought a bunch of steamers (clams) yesterday. Chowder tonight or tomorrow. :T
Shad - the new furniture looks very pretty. Is that wicker? And a bright blue grill - how fun is that! I guess you could look at the hair expense as a necessary for the job interviews :lol: I found that a straight dye job is much cheaper than getting the highlights. Since I only had a few, she charged for a regular dye job only which saved quite a bit. Sending some good fairy dust your way for good job vibes... And your bird of paradise makes quite a nice PC background!
Annie - both you and Bella are looking like cuties :D Olivia is adorable. Glad your numbers came out good on the tests. Keep up the good work. Ummm WHAT VD test? is that a standard now? Why did my doctor not discuss this with me? :rofl: There is something to be said for being in a long term relationship :)
Ceejay - did you get some snow too? Hope you aren't "snowed under" when you get back to work :lol3: Sorry... I couldn't resist the pun.
Mel - hope you are warm and cozy and able to enjoy a quiet day in the house. Go find me a recipe without beans or olives :lol3:
Ok, better get moving here. Later chicks. :wave:
Oh and Ruth - saw somewhere that the Obamas have narrowed it down to 2 dogs - a Labradoodle and ... a Portuguese Water Dog!!!! Can yah imagine???? If not for you I would not have known what that was. You may have started a trend with Hershey.
01-20-2009, 09:41 AM
Howdy Mel - she's over my head again as usual. Thanks for the tip on the baby shampoo. I was thinking the same thing. I used something called Catwalk - oatmeal and honey that I had picked up for my Mom when she was here. It smells nice and I thought maybe the oatmeal would be good for the itching. I wonder if it will also lower my cholesterol through absorption :lol:
Take care of yourself chickie! I think the creeping crud is making it's rounds all over. Hot tea and a shot of Annie's Southern Comfort should take care of us! I have hot apple cider and cinnamon sticks too if you prefer. :coffee:
01-20-2009, 11:07 AM
Good Morning Dearies........
OMG Happy...nearly cracked up on the VD test comment. Yes, that is a standard test my doc runs when doing your yearly. Unless you state otherwise, and since I am in an "ACTIVE" relationship, I thought what the hey, might as well.....I told Tony is came back clear...he said he didn't have any worries or concerns about it anyway. Pretty trusting soul..hahaha
MEL...I have decided that you and a couple of the other worldlies..Michelle, Ceejay, Patty and whoever else, all need dipped in an antibiotic solution then have an IV drip. GET BETTER NOW...that is an order...hehe
Michelle...Hope your day at work slows down just a bit and it is a good one!
We had a bit of a dusting of snow last night, but it mostly blew off the road before I came into work. High today is only 24 once again. Tomorrow is 30, Thursday is 40 then back down to the 20s for the weekend. BURRRRRRRRR.
I am going to use my $$ from my missed France airline ticket to go to Corpus Christi in March to visit my GF and her family. I fly into San Antonio on the 17th at 11:35 PM EST, we will stay at her daughter's apartment, then hang around San Antonio the 18th, then drive on down to Corpus, coming back home on the 21st. I am very excited about the trip.
Going to watch a 7th grade BB game tonight. A friend's son is playing at a school down the street from me. It brings back memories from when my kids were involved in all of that. Sweet tears....
Hello to everyone, all have a MARVELOUS day!
Much love and Many hugs,
01-20-2009, 01:37 PM
Did you know that there's actually a physical reason for your fat getting all squishy? And it's a GOOD thing?
When your body starts burning stored fat, it goes for the intramuscular fat first -- the fat marbled inside your muscles (like the fat on a steak ) That intramuscular fat kept the fat surrounding the muscle firmly in place, nice and tight and hard.
Once you lose the fat in the muscle, the surrounding fat is loose and flopping around because its anchor (the fat marbled throughout the muscle) is gone. Everything starts to wiggle and wobble like Jello!
Tell yourself that fat getting squishy is a very good thing! The next step is for that squishy fat to disappear. So remember, if your fat is getting squishy, it's on the road out of town.
01-20-2009, 01:45 PM
Just a quick post....
I just watched the inauguration! My work had the big screen TV on in the cafeteria. What an amazingly inspirational speech! I'm so excited, hopeful and...yes...inspired! History was made today! Positive change is on the way!
01-20-2009, 03:56 PM
I too have been watching the inauguration. One has to hope.
It's a historic day, but unfortunately my new plants will not wait for any president of the US or otherwise - they need to be planted now.
Bike ride was a wash out yesterday, the front tyre was flat halfway down the street, so I had to come home. Today I will look for the pump or go buy a new one. I do however note that the butt is already protesting about that bloody seat.
I'll be back later for personals.
01-20-2009, 06:26 PM
I was suprised this morning with the dusting of snow. It sure was pretty. It's all gone now. Hope the cold doesn't come back. This is the kind of snow I like.
Not much else is happening except for the Presidential stuff on t.v
Going to bed at a decent time tonight. I kept watching the clock thinking I'd over sleep. I'm a little tired today.
Hello to the rest of the chicks :wave:
01-20-2009, 06:30 PM
I THOUGHT I SHOULD POST TONITE. IN THE MORNING WILLY IS TAKING ME OUT TO GET MY ID RENEWED AND THEN I WANT TO SEE IF I CAN CON HIM INTO DROPPING ME OFF AT A STORE...BUT NOT IF IT'S IN THE 20'S LIKE THEY SAY IT WILL BE. I WAS HOPING FOR THE UPPER
30'S....WELL A GIRL CAN DREAM CAN'T SHE??
HAVE A GREAT DAY TOMORROW :sunny:
I TRY AND COMMENT WHEN I GET BACK :scooter:
01-20-2009, 07:41 PM
Ugh, I am sick again. :( Not sure if I should just trot over to the nurse practioner again and pick up my z-pack or wait a few days. Not a happy camper!
Mel - I would wish for some warmer weather for you but it's coming later in the week and even I can't make it warm up 15 degrees at once. I hope it will be good enough to let you get a quick trip to the store in.
Ceejay - I agree with you. This is all the snow I need. Around 9am it was snowing light and lovely heavy flakes. For 15 minutes. That was enough to ooh and ahh. And then it moved east :lol:
Shad - I have tried all kinds of bike seats and none of them are comfy. Well except for one that we got for my dad for his exercise bike. It looked like something you'd put on a tractor. It was W-I-D-E. And it looked big as a big screen tv. The shocker was when you'd sit in it and your tush would fit just fine. AM I THAT BIG???? Say it's ain't so :yes: I guess the trick is to start out slow and not get those inner thigh muscles irritated too badly.
I caught bits and pieces of the innauguration on the telly. It was just plain AMAZING all those people there. I did wave buh-bye as Georgie got into the helecopter and headed off into the sunset. :wave:
That's a very interesting fact on the fat Annie - I guess that explains why some people after super rapid weight loss tend to look like they are deflating. I'm not sure my fat was ever firm tho :lol:
Ok, posting now as I have to try and get to work early tomorrow - they are installing new versions of Words and Excel (Office 2007). That ought to mess things up really good. The network was so slow today that I had problems doing anything at all.
01-21-2009, 10:46 AM
Go on over to the nurse practioner, the sooner the better. I'm going back to the doctor tomorrow. I can't get rid of this cough. It's being a pain. Brought the cough syrup to work today.
Stay bundle up when you are out and about. I asked the boss today for a dust mask to wear when i go outside. When this cold air hits my lungs I have severe coughing spells. It's not fun.
To the rest of the gang :wave:
01-21-2009, 11:23 AM
:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKLETTES!
THEY CANCELED MY TRIP TO MOTOR VEHICLES. ONE DRIVER DIDN'T COME IN YET SO MINE HAD TO TAKE THE "DOCTOR'S RUN". THAT'S OK WITH ME CAUSE IT WAS ONLY 14 DEGREES OUT WHEN I GOT UP AND I HAD A BAD NIGHT WITH THE EYES. A BIT OF DRY EYE ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT MAYBE NEXT WEDS WILL BE WARMER. I AM PRAYING FOR A HEATWAVE FOR TOMORROW'S TRIP TO TRADER JOE'S!
I WILL TRY AND COMMENT LATER OR TOMORROW.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY :moped:
01-21-2009, 11:58 AM
Quick pass through! Sorry to hear how many Worldlies have the creeping crud. I've managed to escape it, probably because I'm not young and succulent like the rest of you. Squishy fat! :lol:
We're back in the deep freeze again at -27ºC and today I have to wander bush roads in the township to track down a quilt than a woman machine-quilted for me. She's somewhere that even Google Maps can't find. I am taking my cell phone with me and Disney, the Rescue Dog, who has to work pet therapy today. If I don't return, send out Scotch and some dog biscuits, please.
Time to bundle up and get on with it. Wish I had long johns - the underwear, not the guy although I did know a....never mind! :censored: of course!
01-21-2009, 12:30 PM
Happy - So sorry to hear that you are sick again. The best way to get rid of the crud is to rest, but definitely do see the nurse practitioner ASAP. For me, the antibiotics and a good cough syrup really did help (in addition to the rest).
Ceejay - I hope you are feeling better soon. Good for you for asking for a mask to wear when you go outside.
Ruth - Good luck on your quest to find the quilting woman. Don't you get lost in the great white north! It's way too cold there! I can't believe you don't have long johns living up there!
Shad - DH and I found bike seat cushions that fit over your bike seat. They are wide and gel filled and while they don't take away all the rubbing and uncomfortableness, they help A LOT and I highly recommend them!
Mel - Probably a good day to stay home, stay warm and rest (including resting your eyes). Do you have any of those artificial tears? They help my DH a lot when he gets dry eyes.
Annie - I hope your day is going well.
Love and hugs to all my worldly chickie friends!
01-21-2009, 09:24 PM
Good Evening Worldlies........
Just got back from dinner with Tony. His two kids will be the death of him. Yikes the poor man raising 17 year old twins on his own sucks. The ex is an alcoholic and could care less. They cut school, disrespect the teachers, one got caught with pot, I say beat the boys...nothing else has seem to work. ;^)
Tomorrow's high is supposed to be 45 degrees. Hopefully it will. I am SICK of this COLD, NASTY weather.
Say a few prayers for my son. He sounds so down and depressed. He is still looking for a job with no success. He did have an interview last week however we all know how dang SLOW places can be. He is breaking my heart every time I talk with him. He just sounds so sad. My daughter said she talked to my son and he told her that their dad (whom he lives with) is being mean. Typically being verbally abusive to him. I would love to hang that ex of mine up by the n*ts! Then beat him with a baseball bat....for more than one or two reasons, to say the least.
Happy...OMGoodness Girl...get your behind back to the doc, before it gets any worse. You poor thing. Love, hugs and prayers.
Ruth...long johns...yeah we know what you mean....
MEL...it is too stinkin cold out to do anything. You stay inside, warm, and HEALTHY....you got it?
Ceejay....you stay inside too, tell that boss of yours I SAID TO DO ALL YOUR OUTSIDE STUFF....
I thought the inauguration speech was great. I do believe, however, the man has promised a lot, said there will be many changes, now has a lot on his shoulders to proove.. I hope for his sake he can.
Well it is 8:22 pm and bout time to wrap it up and snuggle in for a short, brief nap before work tomorrow, as I don't sleep most of the time....
Hello to everyone.
Love and Hugs....and many prayers for the worldlies tonight.
01-22-2009, 01:10 AM
Went to the clinic after work and got some more antibiotics...
geez sounds like I should have gotten one of those VD tests too :rofl: :D
Actually I am getting worse. Throat is raw, head is splitting and I am coughing - the relapse is quicker and stronger than the first go 'round. Plus I have a leaky eye. My right eye is weeping and I keep getting like a fuzzy cloud over it. Very annoying. But the hot compresses feel good.
Thank you all for your concern. :hug:
For those who pray, kind thoughts for my DH. Rumours have it massive layoffs tomorrow. I hope he's not one. That would not be good for us and things are kind of tough here tho he said he'd mow lawns if he had to.
Annie - I'm sorry about your son. I have been out of work twice - both for around 8 months and it really messes with your psyche. The hardest thing is to keep yourself pumped up, motivated and cheerful. You try so hard on interviews and they treat you worse than meat. I hope something comes through quickly for him :crossed: Sure doesn't help with his dad berating him too. Give 'em the old :rollpin: and as for Tony's brats (I mean that in the kindest way since brat is brother is Polish :s: ) All I can say is that I am so (that's so with 10,000 o's ) glad I didn't have kids. Period. Kids are vile now a days. Was just discussing it with a coworker today. And I used to really like kids. Still do but don't have much use for them after the age of 5 - 6 at the most :lol:
Michelle - is DH liking the new job? Did you have prescription cough medicine? I just have expectorants in pill form.
Succulent Ruth? Sometimes I just feel the suc part :rofl:
Warm weather is coming Mel, hang in there. If you were here you'd be kissing 60 degrees by Friday. Maybe you just need to winter in Elvisland. We could keep you busy here, lots of seniors in my town.
Ceejay - hope you feel better. I'm hoping this is not one of those seasons where you have the same crud every 3 weeks. I imagine it might be worse for you at work - more cold and damp?
Tomorrow I start WW at Work. And I'm weighing heavy. Yep, wearing heavy shoes, heavy pants, heavy sweater? Why you ask? Because I have lost a bit this week due to illness and I will have an unwelcome blip up next week no doubt due in part to the pots of soup I am consuming. And I don't want to get bummed just at week two. So I'm just going to even things up. Although I am committed to following the new program and reading the materials I get.
And now I need to take my meds and go to bed. Nighty night all, sweet dreams and what's for lunch Shad?
01-22-2009, 02:51 AM
I did start writing my post this morning. Then someone rung me about something I had texted him from the internet this morning and I just went straight to it. So much for saving my work!!!
It's a three shower day. Dosn't matter what I do, the sweat is pouring off and it is not even sunny!! I need yet another shower. Do wish it would rain. It looks like it will but is teasing me.
Perhaps I spoke too soon. Rain has arrived. Long may it last. And someone upstairs has taken the plug out of the bathtub. Hope it bucks up my little plants that I have been busy putting in around the rose bushes. I didn't want to spread more mulch around them after the fiasco with the weeds in the rose garden last time.
Happy - so sorry to hear you are sick again. Hope it goes away quickly and leaves you feeling so much better.
The furniture is called wicker, but it is not the real natural stuff. It's made of some synthetic to stand the sun and the weather.
Oh and while I think about it. The Bird of Paradise flower has some strange habits. When the bud forms it looks like a beak stuck straight up in the air. As the flower develops it lowers to the horizontal. As it passes its best and starts to fade the beak goes down and down until the dead flower rests on the long flower stalk. Strange huh????
I have fingers :crossed: for DH. Been thinking about him abit today since one of the big miners slashed 6000 jobs across Australia yesterday and the company which runs most of the cheap stores around the joint brought in the Administrators yesterday. Life is not looking pretty at the moment.
Mel - also sorry to hear you are having problems with the eyes and skin. If it is not one darn thing it is another hey!! Take it carefully and watch those eyes. I went to the eye doctor yesterday and he tells me that everything is just fine and my eyes haven't changed since the last visit. They haven't changed for the last 4 or 5 visits, why should this one be any different? I only wanted new contact lens but have to go visit every year just to get a repeat prescription.
Annie - Poor Tony, perhaps we should send Supernanny over to sort out the household. Or then again maybe it is too late and we should send over the exterminator. Far as I am concerned, they can only stay if they work and help out around the house. The minute they start acting like they own the joint and the world owes them something, they are gone. We've had our moments here. How do you think I got rid of the ex????
Michelle - thanks for the advice on the bike. I've yet to find the pump. Guess I'll just have to take the tyres down to the servo and pump them up from there. Bllah. Anyway, today I brought the yoga mat and the dvds back from the shed. No excuse for not exercising now.
Ruth - have nicked the DS2's Chivas Regal (12yo) malt. I'm on my way, but think I may have to stop off at the liquor store shortly. The broomstick is on turbo, but it refuels at liquor stores.
Ceejay - hope you are feeling a bit better about both your job and your health. A dust mask is not a bad idea when working around and with chemicals as you do.
Right, the rain is getting heavier. Maybe my :rain: :dance: worked and it is time for the third shower of the day. The temp has dropped one degree C from 31 to 30 and the humidity is almost total. Time for one of those loose dresses that don't care if you have anything on underneath - or maybe a sarong. No perhaps not. Not a pretty sight.
Third shower coming right up.
01-22-2009, 09:18 AM
POOR OBAMA HAD TO REPEAT HIS SWEARING IN BECAUSE OF THE FLUB...NOW WAS THAT REALLY NECESSARY?? GUESS THEY WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE WAS REALLY SWORN IN!!!
EYES ARE SO SO, FACE IS SO SO. THE EYES HAVE A TRIPLE WHAMMY GOING ON. ROSACEA, ALLERGIES AND DRY EYE FROM THE FIRST TWO. I CANNOT USE THE MOISTURE DROPS MICHELLE CAUSE THEY MAKE MY EYELIDS BREAK OUT :faint: SO I HAVE TO USE PRESCRIPTION STEROIDS INSTEAD AND HOT SOAKS. IT'S ONLY 19 DEGREES OUT SO I AM GIVING TRADER JOE'S A MISS. GOOD THING TOO CAUSE I NEED TO USE THE FREEZER STUFF...IT'S STILL JAMMED FROM THE LAST TRIP!! I JUST CALLED WILLY TO CANCEL...HE SOUNDED DISAPPOINTED!! OR MAYBE THAT WAS RELIEF?! :rofl:
I SCANNED SOME POSTS BUT WILL MAKE IT SHORT THOUGH..
RUTH...HOPE YOU FIND THE LADY AND GET THE QUILT.
HAPPY...HOPE YOU FEEL MUCH BETTER SOON :hug:
CEEJAY...GOOD IDEA FOR THE MASK AND GET WELL SOON:hug:
ANNIE...WILL SEND GOOD VIBES TO YOUR SON. I HAVE AN EX YOU CAN HANG ALONGSIDE YOURS :rollpin:
MICHELLE....GEL FILLED BIKE SEAT COVERS...I MUST TELL A FRIEND OF MINE ABOUT THEM...THANKS!!
SHAD...SO DID THE PLANTING GET DONE. I WAS THINKING OF YOU LAST NIGHT WHILE WATCHING A HOME SHOPPING CHANNEL ON TV. THEY WERE SELLING PLANTS FOR SPRING PLANTING!!!
01-22-2009, 10:03 AM
Quick hello from me. :wave: Feeling yucky but the show must go on :D
Glad you are getting some much needed rain Shad - may your rain barrel fill to the brim.
Sorry about the eyes Mel - probably not a bad idea to use up the freezer stuff - makes you get creative some times.
Annie - it's not even February yet and you're sick of winter? I looked up at the tree when I got out of the car yesterday and I think the trees are budding. I still can't get used to the short winter here. *** ok, don't beat me as she runs at top speed - limping and wheezing and sneezing*** :rofl:
Morning Michelle, Patty, Ceejay and all you lurkers. Off to work I go.
01-22-2009, 10:32 AM
Good Morning Ladies.
Oh Happy....dang it, get better girl, have you bleached all the door knobs, phones, etc around you house and work? Maybe a good idea. Heal, my sister, Heal! and I don't mean like a dog either.
Shad...Please send warmth our way.
MEL...you poor thing, it is one thing to have issues with your eyes but to have 3 issues? Yikes..Heal, my sister, heal....
Michelle...hope your work day is treating you okie dokie...
Ceejay...maybe you need some cough-begone....
Hello to all the chickies.
Much Love and Hugs...
01-22-2009, 11:34 AM
BTW...Zicam no drip liquid nasal gel cold remedy ...Gets you over your colder faster...ROCKS!! ;^0
01-22-2009, 12:20 PM
Good morning ladies -
Sure Happy It's Thursday! Wishin' it were Friday....but I'll take what I can get! I'm feeling good now, but I wish the energy I have in the morning would last the whole day. In the morning, I'm making plans to go to the gym, and by the time I leave work to head home, I'm feeling exhausted and just want to relax at home. I'll check the gym schedule and maybe try and workout before work...but I just would prefer to not get up any earlier than I already do. I'll figure out something. DH and I are going out to dinner tomorrow night to celebrate the 19th anniversary of the day we met. :)
Annie - Sorry to hear that Tony's kids are such a pain in the arse and that his ex is useless! I'm saying prayers and sending :angel:, :goodvibes: and :crossed: for your son. Enjoy the warmer weather tomorrow. I'm with you that the Pres. promised a lot in his speech, and I am hopeful for OUR sake that he and Congress can make good on those promises. Enjoy the warmer weather while it lasts! BTW, thanks for the tip about the Zicam!
Happy - So sorry to hear you are feeling worse. I hope you are resting as much as possible, and drinking lots of liquids (especially warm ones). Sending prayers, :angel:, :goodvibes: and :crossed: for your DH. Hopefully he will be spared from the layoffs. I am also SOOOOO glad that DH and I chose to have furbabies rather than the human variety. DH is really enjoying his job, thanks for asking! He's enjoying all that he gets to do and the people he works with. He's very happy. I did have prescription cough medicine (Tussionex) that helped a lot...it contains codeine, which helped me sleep/rest. It has the expectorant AND an awesome cough suppressant. It isn't cheap (even with insurance), but it's worth it. 60 degrees where you live tomorrow. I'm so jealous! Quit bragging about the short winters you have. :P :lol: Today it's supposed to warm up to low 30s, and it feels like a heat wave. Of course Saturday and Sunday will be in the single digits again. Good luck with WW at work. Please let me know how you like the Momentum program.
Shad - Glad you're getting the much needed rain. I need to get a yoga mat or mat of some sort so I can do my DVDs on days when I don't go to the gym.
Ceejay - I hope you're taking good care of yourself so you can get better.
Mel - Take care of the eyes and skin. I have rosacea too. I used to get a cream from the dermatologist, but it didn't seem to help, so I just stick with my ruddy complexion. Sorry that the moisture drops don't work for you. Hang in there. Good for you for choosing to stay inside and stay warm.
Well, I've got to get to a meeting.
Here's to a healthy and great day for all of us!
Love and big hugs,
01-22-2009, 12:55 PM
If you are in the healing mood please heal me. I'm really tired of the coughing. I thought that the cough medicine was suppose to quieten that but it just makes it worse.
Hope your son finds a job soon. And that Tony's sons grow up mentally. Sounds like they are in a rebellious stage right now which is typical for that age group.
I have had this crud for three weeks now. It is still in the upper part of the bronchial tubes. I'm making one more trip to the doctor's office this afternoon. However, I'm tempted to go get some Mucinec and forget the doctor's visit. I can handle the no energy level but the coughing has got to stop. What expectorant are you taking? Is it over the counter?
Keeping thoses fingers crossed that DH doesn't get laid off.
Take care of the eyes. I didn't realize that Obama had to swear in again. I saw that he couldn't repeat one phrase. If you run out of freezer food, I'll send you some of mine.
How are things going with you?
I got to sleep late again this morning. I love working two days a week. Can't do that all time though. At least one thing being sick is that you don't have much of an appetite. I'm down this morning to 185.2 pounds this morning.
I need to run some errands that I didn't get to do on Monday.
01-22-2009, 12:57 PM
I see your see your egg light on. Have a good day.
01-22-2009, 03:30 PM
Ceejay - here's what the nurse practioner told me. In the morning take Mucinex and drinks tons of liquids to loosen up and get the gunk out of your lungs. Coughing is good during the day. However, if you are like me, you get the eye popping, darn near pants wetting, loud and annoying to your coworkers day time cough - it's no fun. Today I can barely speak with anyone as it sends me into fits of coughing. So I am alternating swigs of water with cough drops/hard candy to control the tickle. And then at night - you want a cough SUPPRESANT so that it will calm things down enough to let you get a good rest. Until you get over this you might want to limit things like sugary stuff and dairy that naturally produce more phlem in the throat. I am also doing honey and lemon tea to sooth the sore throat. Salt gargles at morning and night to keep the bacteria down in the throat.
My take on the new Momentum plan - I think this is WW answer to getting better quality of foods for those people who eat crap on WW BUT "still stayed within my points" - you know the type ;) It pushes more healthful foods that fill you up. I REALLY like our new leader and that's soooo important. She is great. There is some surprise we will find out in week 8 that supposedly makes counting points less intense but I'll have to wait to find out about that.
*** Time out for violent coughing fit***
I was looking into Zycam but found some semi-disturbing stuff about it online and decided to pass on it.
Glad you hubby is liking the new job Michelle.
Gotta run, chat later.
01-22-2009, 03:40 PM
Happy - you only get the DARN NEAR PANTS WETTING type of cough? Both when I had pneumonia and this last stint of bronchitis, I had the "gee, I wish I had Depends; I guess Kotex pads will have to do" pants wetting type of cough. :yikes: And I couldn't get out more than a couple words. I did not know sugary stuff produces phlem. Good to know. As for the Zicam...now I'll have to look it up as you have me curious. I'm still disturbed at the peanut butter/salmonella outbreak, as I love cookies, Fiber One bars, etc. with peanut butter. :(
I gotta go for now. Hope all the sick are feeling better, and everyone has a great day!
Love you all,
01-22-2009, 04:38 PM
A bit of good news. My son just called and said the gal that interviewed him is just waiting on his backgroud check to come back, then they will call and place him in a position. Keep your fingers crossed and prayers coming.
01-22-2009, 04:55 PM
Annie - That is wonderful news! I'm keeping my fingers :crossed: for your son!
01-22-2009, 05:51 PM
We actually have water lying around on top of the really dry soil. It can't drain away. The rain tank is full to overflowing. It's great. I will wait for a bit of a lull and go out and plant the rest of the little Allysum and Lobelia in the rose garden and then I need to plan out what to do with the rest of the garden. I'd like to change it all around a bit. But that won't get started for a while yet.
That was the good news!!
We're told today that our superannuation investments are in the worst shape in living memory and more than half it has gone down the tubes. We're told that China's economy has retracted sharply and we will go with that. And we are told that the Antarctic icecap is melting much more quickly due to global warming etc.
And what are the lead features on the news this morning???
Should the Obama's display so much affection and happiness in public? and
Should we legalise Marijuana?
:p :p :p :p :p :p
Well knock me down with a feather. Haven't we got other things to worry about??
Annie - good news for the DS. Has your DD got back into work yet? Wasn't she out of work too?
Michelle - Sometimes you just can't push yourself to the gym. I'm at that point at the moment. I know I should go. I just don't want to spend the money right now. So I am going to have to push myself into the dvds and videos at home and riding the bike (if I ever get the tyres down to the servo for some air)
That must be some cough you guys have or had.
Happy - I agree, fluids are the things that are going to loosen that chest. So swig away on water or spritzer as much as you can. Hopefully you will get rid of it soon.
Ceejay - Ditto on the advice given above to Happy. Drink, drink, drink - I don't care if you don't eat much, but you certainly need fluids and vitamins so a multvit might be in order as well.
Mel - guess they were worried that something legally technical or something technically legal would come up and you might get George back for lack of a real pres.
Take care of those eyes.
And while I think about it, where is Carla these days. She was going on a job somewhere and I think she might need Ruth's scotch and dog because she is lost in the snow and ice!
So off I go to deal with the day. It will be painting, tiling, hanging new kitchen blind and cleaning today. Can't open the doors and windows as I will get the mozzies in. The Ozzie mozzie is a force to be reckoned with. I might even get up in the ceiling and try to figure out how we are going to put a floor in there for storage of stuff we don't yet know what to do with. I rather like the uncluttered look we have at the moment.
01-22-2009, 06:19 PM
Shad, my thoughts exactly, let's worry about things that really matter. Sheesh....
My DD is still not working however she starts cosmetology school Feb 16 full time. When unemployment runs out, she is going to work part time.
Love and Hugs all.
01-22-2009, 11:28 PM
No, Shad, Carla has not disappeared in a mountain of snow and ice, just too busy overeating and overdrinking and working and cursing her fried modem. New modem arrives tomorrow, so maybe I'll soon be getting more than 30 min internet per day! All attempts at new year's resolutions have failed abysmally, situation dire, clothes all at bursting point. Getting perilously close to a farewell to onederland. I blame this vile trend on my discovery of rugelach while in New York, but no one is buying my story. Hoping that the mighty Obama will fix my problems with inertia/gluttony before attacking the rest of the world's problems...
Will post this shorty before the internet clicks out again. Grrr... Will try to post properly next week while in very slightly less chilly Victoria.
01-23-2009, 08:57 AM
Oh calling all worldly chickies.......we need to intervene on Carla's behalf....send in the positive vibes to better eating habits. Carla, stop, save yourself, spring and summer are aound our corner. Many hugs!!
Today is another balmy day of shorts and flip flops, high 45 today. Let's not look too far past today, however, yikes....tomorrow's high is back to 22. Night lows in the teens. Come on spring and summer....
Good morning to all the worldlies...drinking my pumpkin spice, non-fat, latte with NO whip cream and loving it that it is FRIDAY!!
Tonight I am going to a Silpada Jewelry party at WineStyles. WineStyles is a quaint wine store with a few tables, they serve "samples of fine wine", cheese, grapes, etc. One of my GFs is the Silpada rep and I am going to help her with the party. It gets me a free piece of jewelry. There will also be a gold/silver rep buying any you don't want. I brought several pieces to unload....like my and ex's gold wedding bands, stuff like that. Gold necklaces/bracelets the ex bought me....I realized last night that is the only thing I had left of my marriage to the pr*ck. Why not make some money off of him...haha.
Tomorrow is movie and dinner with a GF from last job. We are hoping to see that Doggie Hotel movie. This is still up in the air as she may have a date and unable to go. Just as well, if not, I need to clean house.
Sunday, my man is coming over, and he best not blow it this time. We did have that talk about things, we will see how it goes. Thanks Shad, Michelle, Happy, Ceejay for all your great suggestions in "our" <---that is the worldlies, cause we are ALL in this relationship together...hehe
Anyway I will try to get back this weekend or maybe later today.
Much love and Many Hugs,
01-23-2009, 09:00 AM
Oh and MEL.....you are in this relationship too, thank you a bunch for your support too....hope your eyes are doing better today. Loves and Hugs
01-23-2009, 09:06 AM
Good morning ladies,
I'm going to have to try an get in to see my doctor today - what an impossibility. This new antibiotic is tearing up my stomach something fierce. I came home last night with severe pains which subsided but returned around 3am. Also very nauseated. What a mess, I am so ready to be done with it.
Yesterday and today are supposed to be very nice weather wise. In the 60's today. Still warmer than it should be but it feels nice. The trees are budding. Dangerous tho because if we get a frost snap it can mess up the trees like it did my Japanese Maple 2 years ago.
The cat is loving it though and it appears that Mr. Feral has gone and found himself another home he likes better. I thought for sure we'd see him during the cold snap but he hasn't been around for quite a while. He showed up one day out of the blue, took a few hour nap, nibbled just a bit at food and appeared to be sturdy and healthy so I'm not sure what happened there. I told DH I can accept if he's moved on, I'm just glad to know he is ok rather than thinking he disappeared because he's dead.
As of this morning, DH still has a job - thanks for the good thoughts and prayers you sent. The rumoured layoffs did not occur but in today's time you still never know...
Carla - good to hear from you. Put that :censored: food out of sight and get on the wagon with us! I know spring is a long way off up your way but hopefully the winter hungries will abade soon. double :crossed: for your son!
Annie - sorry about your DD. However, I give her alot of credit for having a plan B. ;)
It just astounds me Shad that world wide financials seem to all be imploding. It seems that karma is kicking butt on the unabashed greed that has ruled the last 2 decades. Things are going to **** in a handbasket quickly and we are the ones suffering for it. :( Uncluttered can be a clean, fresh look however there is a fine line between uncluttered and too sterile :lol:
Michelle - well I won't say I never had the pants wetting kind of cough - still the reason I keep those pads around long after I'm done with the primary need for them :lol: I know what you mean about the peanut butter. Someone posted a link of affected products I think perhaps on 3FC. None of the things I occasionally use - Ritz crackers w/ PNB & PNB Fiber One bars seem to be affected. Sure is getting scary with all these food / health scares, isn't it?
Ceejay - hope the doctor gave you something for your annoying cough. Maybe we all ought to just crawl in a steam room until this passes :lol:
How you feeling today Miss Mel? Hope them peepers are feeling better. :hug:
I am really missing my coffee this morning - better put a pot on for DH and go make myself some tea. Have a good Friday, the weekend is almost here.
01-23-2009, 10:50 AM
i am taking some time off the pc...maybe just this weekend....and see if the eyes improve. they are very blurry today. will chat soon. sending hugs to those that need them. have a great weekend. mjine will be with jen and richie. dvd's and take out!! :hun:
happy friday :moped:
01-23-2009, 11:44 AM
ahhhh, MEL, hope all gets better.....
01-23-2009, 05:02 PM
The house is clean. I'm heading out the door in a few minutes to go see the aunt and uncle. All of a sudden I had a bit of cabin fever and was feeling a bit better yesterday. Today my sinuses are congested and I'm still coughing.
Called and cancelled three online weight support sights. Why do I sign up for these in the first place? I have the best web sight.
As a matter of fact I've been using a humidifier. It helps me sleep at night.
I'm liking the Mucinex.
What a a good idea to sell the gold!
hugs to you. Can't blame you for staying off the computer. Rest those eyes.
Stay away from to much food.
Shad and Michelle Hello:wave:
I'm out the door.
01-24-2009, 09:01 AM
Ceejay....if you are just feeling a "bit" better, you should still stay home till you feel "all" better.
I made $236.00 off the jewelry from the ex last night...hahaha. Only to pay more bills, but does give relief.
Not going to movies today, instead taking mom to the store to get yarn, she is ready to make another afghan. Bless her heart.
Hi all the sweet chickies...
Love and hugs.
01-24-2009, 02:35 PM
Annie - $236 is not bad for jewlery just laying around in a jewlery box.
Ceejay - I'm with Annie, stay home until you feel better. No need for a relapse.
Happy - hope you were able to see your doctor. Antibotics can cause havoc on your system. Good news about hubby.
Shad - glad you go the rains you needed and all tanks are full. I don't even want to look at my investment accounts. If they ever come up, i'm cashing out and burying it in the backyard.
Mitchellez - I also heard that some peanut butter treats for dogs are on that list. Might want to check if you give your babies them.
Work was pretty hetic this week... it always is.. so right now i'm laying on bed, watching tv and surfing the internet..
Hope all are having a good weekend.
01-24-2009, 03:39 PM
Well I can't say good morning anymore because it has rolled into the afternoon. I had a bad night - lots of coughing waking me up all night long. It's worse than coughing as it's the dry, choking tickle that is not productive - just bloody annoying. So I'm in slow motion today. It turned cold again so it's a good day to stay inside and clean.
Annie - that's a nice chunk of cash for something you didn't really want hanging around anyway :lol: I always wondered, do you think they give you a fair rate for the stuff? I'm sure you're just happy to be rid of it and have the cash in hand. They show commercials on TV for selling your old gold - makes it seem like you're getting a big deal. Always reminded me of some punk kid seeing that and sending in Mommy and Daddy's jewelry when they were out working :lol: Have fun with your Mom - maybe she will make you something cute!
Enjoy your day out Ceejay - even though it's cold, the sunshine will do you good :)
Will have to ask Mel next week what movies she was watching.
Did it dry up by you yet Shad?
I see you are in for another cold frigid blast Michelle - stay inside and be warm!
Ok, I have wasted way too much time in front of the computer. Time to warm up some soup and get busy around the house.
Have a good Saturday ladies. :wave:
01-24-2009, 03:40 PM
Hi Patty - missed your post while I was dawdling here :wave:
01-24-2009, 05:44 PM
Happy Saturday/Sunday ladies --
Just a quick check in for me as I have spent all morning/afternoon on the computer doing website work, and I'm exhausted, famished and tired of looking at a computer. I'll try and check in tomorrow and catch up with all of you wonderful wordlies!
Love and hugs,
01-24-2009, 06:50 PM
Well I am on my second change of clothes and it is not yet 8.30am. We have brilliant sunshine, rain showers and a humidity factor over 80%. You only have to move to sweat, and the movement could be a knuckle movement in your little finger or toe.
Sorry I didn't post yesterday. It just got away from me I guess. I was super busy with housework, painting, gardening and plastering. I just plumb forgot. But then I am getting well on in this life.
We have a long weekend this weekend. Australia Day is on Monday 26th. Dosn't mean much to me since I have been having a holiday for a month now. I've decided it is the worst time of the year to have a holiday here. I should get myself out of work in July. Anyway, there will be fireworks and singing and dancing in the streets tomorrow. If you have any Aussies living near you, you might get to see the same over there.
Carla - sorry to hear you have a fried modem. Didn't you get a new one just a short while back? If we were closer, I would give you one of my spares. Get your head out of the fridge and start eating sensibly, although I have to say you are not the only one who has gained recently. Don't have to look far from here to see another sob story.
Annie - what I would have given to be a fly on the wall when you had your discussion with THE MAN. I do hope you took back the ultimatum and explained your reasons succintly.
Happy - glad to hear the DH still has his job. It's a tough world out there, but I know he is bright enough to go find a new job should it become necessary. I hope this dose of antibiotics does the job and makes you better. We have had enough sickness on this thread recently. I'm trying for the uncluttered look. I am hangin pictures as I go but I am not putting in so much shelving that I can display lots of things. There are a few things I have that I really like and they will stay around. I'm considering getting rid of the rest. I want to put a floor down in the ceiling space soon and bring back the boxes of stuff from the shed. It's costing me too much money to keep it there. I do have some flooring up there but not enough for all the boxes.
Mel - I hope you are not watching too many dvd's. Those peepers need rest. I know that I have used mine too much over the past few weeks and the dryness and pain is not pretty. Hence the visit to the eye man last week only to find nothing wrong.
Hiya Ceejay - enjoy the visit with the folks.
Annie - good idea to get rid of the 'junk' gold - especially if you know you will not wear them again. $236.00 is not to be sneezed at. I'm thinking of some of my old stuff and wondering whether I should use it to set some of the gems I have found while fossicking.
Patty - I've thought lots about burying the cash, but with my luck, I might forget where I buried it.
Michelle - don't work to hard. Ensure you get some rest this weekend. All work is not good for us remember.
Hope I haven't forgotten anyone, but I am off to get dressed again and go to the shops to get some things for lunch and dinner. There is little in the cupboard at the moment. I don't feel inclined to stock up the pantry either. Aaah will this sweating ever stop. I'm only standing here typing for goodness sake and I have to protect the laptop to stop the sweat dripping into it's dear little insides.
01-24-2009, 07:05 PM
On my drive to the uncles yesterday the engine light came on in the Rav4. I took it this morning to get the oil changed and have it checked out. The good news is that it is not anything major. It's a possibility of 4 minor things. Yeah for that.
The sun is very decieveing when you are on the inside. That cold North wind cuts right through you. It did me good just to get out of the house.
The Musinex seem to be working at the moment. Hope you feel better soon.
Maybe you should bottle up some of the sunshine and send it our way. Stay cool.
It was good that you got that much for your old gold. I'd feel like celebrating.
Sorry you had to work most of the day. Can you take a day off later in the week?
Patty, carla, madcat, and ruth hello :wave:
01-24-2009, 09:30 PM
What a day with mom. God Love Her. They didn't have any working drive wheelchairs for her to drive/ride. Only a wheelchair with no foot rests. OMG. She had to hold her feet up the entire time, would not cut the trip short because of it, and remember she is almost 300 lbs, it was a small wheelchair she WEDGED herself into. We were there almost 3 hours. She got yarn, birthday cards, sugarfree candy, lettuce (??) got me on that one, 2 sweatshirts cause she is cold, and 10 pairs of panties. I had to wheel her around the entire time, couldn't stop for long cause the left wheel would go flat, then I couldn't get her moving again. Sheesh, glad Samantha went with us, she was a big help. Like to never got her back out of the too small wheelchair or "UNWEDGED". Got her home, unloaded her and her treasures, came home and am totally exhausted now. I have decided that I can no longer take her by myself anymore. It requires two people. However, it made her so happy that she got to go shopping, cause, "your dad never takes me, and he always gets the wrong things when I send him". She was also exhausted as she has a weak heart, but it made her so d*mn happy, I got teary eyed on the way home thinking how happy it made her. Making memories, we are...
Am going to bed to read, relax, and hopefully sleep.
Love and hugs to all
01-25-2009, 10:19 AM
that was very sweet of you to take your mother on an outing. Yes, memories were made. cherrish them.
01-25-2009, 12:55 PM
Good morning chicks,
Annie - I can understand you getting choked up with your Mom. Bless you for taking her. I feel badly for my Mom too - she also says in a quiet voice how it's so hard to get some things (like 50 pound bags of rock salt) by herself and how it's so hard to have to keep asking people to do things for her. Of course MY reply to that is that is if she lived down here, I would take care of her. :lol: You are a good daughter. :hug:
Still cold out - will be so all week it seems. I'm eager for winter to be done with. (ok you guys up north - don't punch me :lol: )
Can't stay on here - DH has a taste for pancakes and said after we eat we can go shopping for a few items like the faucet replacement I need for my bathroom sink. So a quick wave to the chicks and I'm off :wave:
01-25-2009, 05:18 PM
Rain, glorious rain, it's at it again. We have had around 2" of rain this weekend. After all the water I have poured on the garden during this week, the rosegarden is a fairly soggy mass at the moment. However all the little plants seem to have happily settled in and are popping their little heads up and looking around.
It's Australia day today and there is much flag waving on the TV and in the streets. There will be fights around by this afternoon. The Aborigines are complaining because the date to them is Survival Day and the Honours list came out with the usual mix of Olympians (what have they actually done for the country apart from not earning too much money so they don't have to pay taxes like the rest of us, and being supported by the States all for the sake of their 'greatness'. The money earned from royalties and advertising is put into trusts and not considered taxable.) There, there Shad your green eyes are showing.
Ceejay - glad to hear that the problem with the car is not too bad. Always happens at the wrong time hey!
Annie - glad to hear that you have had a good day with Mum. That should give you plenty of exercise pushing that wheelchair and her around with it. Good memories.
Happy - happy tap shopping. There is a huge variety out there these days. It can be bewildering trying to work out which one will look good, do the job, and fit the existing pipes. Pancakes for breakfast? Hang on, I'll bring the Maple syrup!!!
DB2 dropped in yesterday. He seems to be reasonably stable and happy at the moment. Maybe the ghost of being stuck in a different country with absolutely no money has given him an insight into the perils of the evil casinos. He's even talking of telling the DS2 to take some money out of his account to repay the money lent. We can only hope.
DS2 has gone away for the weekend. It's made for a quiet time around here, however I have got a fair amount done and will finish off the noisy bits of housework today while he is not here.
I've decided on my next project around the house (for when I have finished all the current ones) and that is to line the roof cavity so I can store some of my junk - er stuff - up there until I decide whether to sell it or keep it. At the moment it is down in a storage shed (the junk, not the roof cavity) and it is costing me to keep it there. So time to get on with the 'niggles' as Ruthxxx would say and get on with the next project while I still have time.
01-26-2009, 09:14 AM
STAYING OFF THE COMPUTER IS ACTUALLY WORKING THIS TIME AND I HAVE MADE BETTER PROGRESS. BUT I WON'T BE BACK UNTIL FEBRUARY I THINK. I WANT THIS EYE THING OVER WITH AND THE DR SAYS THIS IS THE ONLY WAY. STRICT DIET, MEDS AND THE LEAST ARTIFICIAL LIGHT. LET ME TELL YOU WITHOUT PC, TV AND BOOKS....LIFE IS BORING! BUT I WANT CLEAR SKIN FOR THE SPRING...WILL BE THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS!
JEN ISN'T HERE SO I AM NOT CAUGHT UP WITH ALL YOUR ANTICS!
STAY WELL AND WILL SEE YOU ALL SOON :love:
01-26-2009, 10:07 AM
Good morning chicks,
Just a quick drive by salute this morning - :wave: I got side tracked doing a bunch of "only take a minute" things and now I'm running late.
There is a possiblity of an ice storm over the next 3 days but it looks like it will hit Ceejay and maybe just graze us if not outright miss us :crossed:
I've got a home owners association meeting tonight and I have to figure out how to get a grocery shopping trip in today too. So this might be all I post today. Take care and be good. Sorry about the lack of personals...
01-26-2009, 10:14 AM
Oh Monday Morning.....
I have cramps, headache, tummy ache, b*thcy, cold, tired, want to go back to bed...but love the job and at it. Thank God the boss is out of town till Wednesday.
Miss Indiana won the Miss American pagent for the first time in history, confirms the world is coming to a close. haha
Cold and miserable in Indiana today, with a heck of snow storm on it's way. Should make Tuesday morning drive awful. They are predicting anywhere from 1-6 inches, now I am not a weatherperson, but I believe I could call that one. 1-6 inches, what a guess....
Hello to all the chickies today.
Love and hugs,
01-26-2009, 02:25 PM
I'm feeling virtuous here eating my lunch of baked chicken (1 pc with skin removed), steamed broccolli occoli, one half of a sweet potato with 1 pat butter and liberal sprinkling of cinnamon. Dessert is a plum and a clementine orange. I am eating bright colors of orange, green and drippy fruit juices none of which managed to plop on my new white sweater. :D I think this is proof number 2 that the world is coming to an end tagging along on Annie's comment :lol:
Sorry you are feeling yukko girl. Take some aspirin and hope you feel better soon. It's not much consolation I know but be glad for those cramps because they mean 1) no bun in da oven :rofl: 2) you still have raging homones which means lots of hair on the top of your head and none under your chin :lol3: - think I'm kidding? Wait... 10+ years from now you will trade female cramps for intestinal ones thus once again proving that life is NOT fair.
I don't know if I can wait until February to hear from Mel :( Of course at this time next week we will be sitting into February so it's not that long but I do feel badly that Mel has to take breaks from us. Sending you some hugs under the rug my friend :hug:
Happy Australia Day Shad. Hope you enjoyed some of the celebrations and stayed far away from the bar fights. I think we all have our Aborigine situations no matter which continent we sit on :( I saved you 4 pancakes but you didn't show :dunno: I told DH that perhaps it was because he forced me to put diced peaches in them and you found that disgusting :eek: I hope DB2 finally sees the light. I know it's very hard for the family to deal with that.
Ceejay - remember - if you get the cruddy weather DO NOT PUSH IT DOWN SOUTH. I have my fingers crossed for you. Hope you are feeling better.
This whatever I have just does not want to get better. I really cannot deal with it if it comes to round 3. :mad:
I am also feeling old. This year I will turn the double nickel (55). For me, that's officially old. Next year I will be married to a 60 year old. I am going to start calling myself a child bride :rofl: However, last night we were watching TV and sitting on couches opposite each other and during the commercials we were flirting and it didn't involve any popping out of teeth, farting, or rubbing of linament in secret tingly places so I guess until at least April 27, we're still ok.
01-26-2009, 03:43 PM
I hope mother nature misses us this time. They are predicting 3/4 inches of ice and then turn into snow on Wednesday. I'd rather have the snow at least there is traction.
Not much to say so I'll just give a :wave:
01-26-2009, 04:04 PM
Happy Monday ladies -
Sorry I was out of touch most of the weekend. I was pretty tired Saturday night after doing website work all day, so that led to a lazy Saturday evening and Sunday.
I'm hoping to get to the gym tonight for a 1/2 hour strength training class, and maybe a little time on the treddie.
Annie - Glad to hear your DD starts cosmetology school soon! Glad you made some money off the jewelry your ex gave you! So nice of you to take your mom on such an outing! What an adventure! So sorry you're not feeling well. I hope you don't get much snow. That storm must be missing us (at least I hope it will).
Happy - Sorry that the new antibiotic caused you tummy distress. I hope you are feeling better and that your coughing has subsided. As for me, I definitely took your advice and stayed inside during our cold weather weekend. 36 degrees for you (I just checked). Definitely chilly. Bundle up, dress warm....you've got to get better. It's 12 here, but it definitely feels much warmer than it did last week when we had those bitter artic winds. I hope you don't get hit with the ice storm. They are awful. I'd rather have snow than ice. Happy, you are definitely scaring me with the hair on the head versus under the chin and female cramps versus intestinal ones. :yikes: Not sure I'm looking forward to the change! :lol: Hey there young...yes I said young...lady...double nickel isn't old. And as you so subtlely pointed out....you and DH are doing just fine!
Ceejay - I hope you're feeling better. Since I was doing freelance website work and not working for my full-time job, I don't get a day off later in the week. I'm trying to decide if I want to use a vacation day next month or save them....I'm leaning toward saving them for when my DMIL comes back out here. I hope you don't get hit with the ice storm Happy mentioned.
Patty - We've heard that peanut butter dog treats might be affected....so while we have boxes and boxes of them (as they are our pups' favorite), we aren't giving them any until we know for sure that they are safe. Good for you for relaxing over the weekend after a hectic work week!
Shad - I'm so glad you're getting the rain you need! And that your DB2 is doing a little better. Happy Australia Day! I hope the celebrations don't turn violent.
Mel - Not sure if you'll be online to see this, but I hope your eyes are doing better, as well as your skin. :hug: :goodvibes:
Well, lots more to get done before the end of the day.
Love and hugs to all,
01-27-2009, 05:23 AM
I don't believe it, I have forgotten to post again. Only excuse is that I was busy on my hands and knees on the floor washing and dusting and cleaning. It rained on and off for most of the day, although the skies are clear now and although it is very pleasant out there at this time of the day, the ozzie mozzie is making his presence felt. Pain!!! :lol:
Not much else to report. I'm still steaming through the housework and fixing the little niggles. The painting of the crown moulding is not done. The kitchen window will be finished tomorrow and I can fit the new blind. Then I need to go finish the niggles down the hall. New trim on the wall and ceiling man hole thingy. Also I will get started again on the tiling. I have bought myself a new electric tile cutter and need to go check it out. More housework will follow tomorrow.
I'm not going to do personals now. First thing in the morning I think. I applied for a couple of jobs over the weekend. One recruiter rang me back, but his idea of how SAP works is around the same knowledge level that I have in getting a man to the moon. So I gave up on that one. The other hasn't yet got back to me. WTF.
So have a good day - it must be getting onto day some where in the world since we are getting into night. I'll be back.
01-27-2009, 10:33 AM
Shad....Great job on the cleaning. I love to clean. I would rather have your rain than this mess of crap we are getting today. Our offices in Louisville, Kentucky are closed due to the weather. That is only 2 hours south of Indianapolis. Hope it stays south. Sorry southern gals. Just as for me, the perfect job will be knocking at your doorstep any moment.
MEL...Hope the eyes are recovering nicely. We miss you around here.
Michelle...Working on the weekend is a sin. hehe....You deserve a break!
Happy....are you kidding, I already have to pluck about 10 random hairs out of my chin. Been doing that since about 28 yrs old. Probably have a full beard by the time I am 60. Wow, how great, you will be 55. It is just a number. Party like a rockstar next month....sounds like you and you lovely groom are "still with it".. Good for you!!
Not much going on here, just trying to stay warm, and avoid snow. High today is 18, shuwee a heatwave. Did a preliminary on taxes. Looks like I will have to pay state taxes about 250.00 and get a return from Federal of 3500.00. Hope Feds come back before I have to pay state. YIKES!!
Hi to everyone.
Love and Hugs
01-27-2009, 01:38 PM
whew weee, they are predicting 6-12 inches of snow for the Indianapolis area.......
01-27-2009, 03:29 PM
Happy Tuesday ladies -
Shad - I wish I could steam through my housecleaning. You are my inspiration! You rock!
Annie - 6-12" of snow? Wow! I'm glad the storm is going south of us. Drive safely. Will your office close if you get a foot of snow?
Ceejay and Happy - I hope the ice storms weren't too bad and that you're safe and warm.
Mel - I hope you're still resting your peepers.
Love and hugs to all my worldly friends!
01-27-2009, 03:48 PM
We are hoping so, typically they do is what I hear, however I have not been here in winter before. I think I am going to leave at 3:00 pm today. No need in getting in all that rush hour traffic with the igits that don't know how to drive in snow.
01-27-2009, 04:43 PM
Michelle - thanks for the kind words about the steaming housework. I see I made a spelling boo boo on my entry. The painting is now done and not, not done. That's one job off the list. Today will be more housework, mowing the lawns (that is if the rain holds off long enough to dry them out somewhat), trim in the hall, paint on the kitchen window, time out for shopping, and whatever else I can fit in or not as the case maybe.
Annie - hope you don't get sent homefrom work or are not able to attend. It's too early in the new job to take a break yet!! :rofl:
Mel - if you are reading this, :wave: Hope those eyes get better soon.
Happy - are you still feeling under the weather? You didn't post yesterday either.
Hello to Ruthxxx, ceejay, madcat, holly, patty, and ever missing Carla.
PS. It was weigh day today. I finally lost nearly 2kg. About bl**dy time is all I can say.
01-27-2009, 06:15 PM
Yay, Shad!!!! :congrat: on losing 2kg! :woohoo: :woohoo:
01-27-2009, 07:25 PM
Shad: you deserve to lose those pounds. :bravo:
I'm seriously thinking about skipping work tomorrow. I've coughed till I feel like I can't cough anymore with out rupturing something internally. I have never coughed like this before. I'm going back to the doctor Thursday. I'm NOT going to Paragould this week end. I need to stay inside.
So far we have just had cold rain. It is freezing on the tree's and power lines.
More later, I absolutley don't feel good again.
01-27-2009, 08:11 PM
Oh no Ceejay - not the lurgy again. There are too many people down with this bug this month. Get well soon.
01-28-2009, 12:50 AM
Sorry I didn't post earlier. DH drove me to work as I wasn't exactly trusting of the weathermen not to get slick spots - so I had to leave early - didn't even check the computer this morning.
:yay: Shad on the weight loss!!! Finally - I know you have been frustrated. Darn weight sticks tighter than fly paper. :mad: And I would expect no less of you than to have all the housework done as you are a force to be reckoned with when you set your mind to it. Now I feel like a slacker :twirly:
Ceejay - you have described the cough perfectly - you feel as if you will hemmorage your eyes or find your lungs coming right out of your mouth - and STILL it's not a productive cough. I too was worried I'd be hurting something serious. At this point, I don't know what to recommend. I still have that water in the nose/drowny feeling that means the sinuses are acting up again. I don't think I can take another antibiotic without serious compromise. I may have to try a neti pot. :yikes: I hope you feel better - I'm not even sure myself how to treat this - it's not like a regular cold. I see you are right on the edge of the storm - be careful tomorrow.
We are all sitting here with scary anticipation. Huge ice storm, 294 accidents up north. I told DH we should get some wood if the power goes out - we have only 3 logs. Of course I am the planner, he is the "oh nothing's going to happen" grasshopper. I wouldn't mind seeing him be right this time. If we do get ice it wouldn't be more than just a bit to mess traffic up but it is still unwelcome. Don't need power lines snapping or the near hollow bloody gumball trees crashing on the house.
Hope you made it home ok Annie and that the snow accumulation turned out to be more 1 inch than 6.
Michelle - I think for once you caught a much needed break from the weather - you deserve it the way you've been pounded this winter. Stay safe! Did you make it to your exercise class?
Sending good thoughts to Mel :grouphug:
I think I might try and get to bed a little earlier tonight. Won't really know how it goes until I get up and stick my head out the door tomorrow. Nighty night!
01-28-2009, 01:42 AM
Sorry I haven't been posting. Finally found the link lol. I am finally back on track food wise and exercise wise. I do have to take it a bit slow yet so some days it takes all day to do what I need to do but I am getting there. Hope everyone is doing well. For those of us struggling just remember God is right beside us and if we stick with it we will get to where we want to be.
01-28-2009, 09:05 AM
Good Snowy Morning Ladies........
WHEW WHOO....woke up to 10 inches of snow and it is still coming down. Expect another 2 to 4". The good news....COMPANY PAID SNOW DAY!! and it doesn't even come out of our compensible days. It is a freebee....
Shad....congrats on the lbs lost. It is all that cleaning and painting and ....that you are doing. Drink lots of RAIN water. hehe
Rennie...glad your back, you can do this, stay focused, we are here for you.
Happy...stay warm and inside and safe.....no job is worth your life.
Michelle...lucky dog, you missed out on this snow storm. I will say it is absolutely beautiful out there. Hella Bella is not like it. I had to toss her out the back door to go potty. She took one step, squatted, and came right back in. I have yellow snow out my back door on the patio. lol
Ceejay...sounds like you need to see a different doc or do something drastic to get better. You poor thing... many big hugs to you.
Not planning much for today, except shoveling snow. At least a path for Bella as I don't want dog doo on my patio. Will try to hit the driveway too. Thank God it is a short driveway, as much as I want a bigger driveway, today it is in my favor.
MEL...hope you are recovering nicely.
Much Love and Lots of Hugs, and Get Betters to all that need them.
01-28-2009, 09:35 AM
Wow...just opened my garage door, the snow is at least 2 1/2 feet deep with drifts or maybe higher. Gonna sit down, watch my morning shows, drink my coffee, then about noon, bundle up, put on my son's work boots he left here, and shovel the sh*t out of things. That should be enough exercise for a few days. Glad I didn't have to go to work, I would of not made it out of the garage and down the driveway. I am really kind of excited about shoveling, isn't that weird? I KNOW I will feel differently afterwards.
Wish me luck, great strength and stamina....lol
01-28-2009, 11:45 AM
Good morning chicks,
We got our second snow of the season. Not sure if it was even 1 inch. Looks pretty. That's our 2 snows for the season so we're done :snooty: We did get a bit of freezing rain before the snow but from what I understand most of the "weather" came in an hour and a half period early this morning. I missed the big fluffy fat flakes this time around.
Geez Annie - 10 inches of snow is a heckuva lot! Hope it's the light stuff and not the heart attack snow. Be careful shovelling. That's fun at first and then when you've been working for 30 minutes and barely made a dent, then it gets frustrating. 10 inches and drifts calls for a snow blower AND building a snowman out front :lol: Yes, be glad for short driveways :yes: Cool that you got the day off to deal with it.
Welcome back Rennie - that's very true about sticking with things. :D
I get to work from home today - bless my boss' soul! Good thing as I have lots of analysis to do and the quiet at home is good for that.
What's it look like up your way Ceejay? Feeling any better? This crud just doesn't want to go away. Maybe the freeze will help kill things off.
I hope that other firm contacts you back about the job Shad. Sounds like your economy is imploding too which I guess makes businesses very shaky about spending decisions. We are watching every penny.
I'd better get a move on. Have a good one peeps. :wave:
01-28-2009, 01:40 PM
The snow and ice are beautiful. And I'm very very thankful that we still have power. Paragould and Jonesboro were hit hard.
So glad to see you back. I've been very concerned about you.
Talked to my aunt last night and while we were on the phone their power went off. She also commented that when he tree limbs were breaking it sounded like fire crackers. This morning I heard that all of Greene County still was with out power. Their 2 sons live with in walking distance so they were making plans to camp out at their house last night. The 5 year old has had what I have but my aunt said she was better. She's been to the doctor 3 times.
I'm home sick today. I called my boss last night and told him I needed a sick day His response was this is short notice. You have been working today you should be able to tomorrow. I left him a note that my bronchitis was back, even though I don't feel any congestion in my lungs just in my sinuses. I'm blowing green this morning and have a headache. If I could have reached through the phone I'd smacked him. I called Brandon and asked him if he could work for me today. He made the comment that I sounded horrible. He didn't hesitate to say yes. Thank you Brandon.
Just a comment, the tree's look like diamonds.
01-28-2009, 01:59 PM
An hour into the shoveling and only halfway done....people and snowblowers out there, I am sure are laughing....well back at it. later