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03-03-2009, 06:39 AM
Wow, look at me, starting the daily chat!! DH left his alarm on snooze when he got in the shower, so I'm up an hour early.
Back to school for the kids today, but only half a day. Anything helps at this point. I've got two teleconferences this morning and DD's parent-teacher conference this afternoon, otherwise a run-of-the-mill day around here.
In a little bit I'm going to go get a beef stew going in the crock pot. I sure wish DH had brought me some coffee before he left (it's the least he could do, right?), but I guess I'm on my own. Have a great day chickies!

03-03-2009, 07:33 AM
Schmoodle wins the Early Bird prize today! I hope you've had your coffee by now, but here's a cup from me. :coffee2: Being disturbed by a snooze alarm is not a good way to start the day! :(

The schools are on a delay this morning with these icy roads, but the sun is shining, so all should be well. :) I imagine we'll be spending the afternoon outside tobagganing and playing in the snow one last time. I'd better bundle up since we're going to stay in the 20s!

03-03-2009, 07:50 AM
Sunshine here but it's also -4ºF so March certainly "lion"ed in! I hope we get up to the 20s. The good news is that the lake in the yard will stay frozen so there will be no muddy paws to contend with.

Nothing much on my list today although Disney and I do have a visit to the nursing home late this afternoon. I didn't get around to cranking up the crock pot yesterday so that's on today's agenda. I love my crock pot! :love:

Hope your day holds some hints of Spring.

03-03-2009, 08:03 AM
Good morning all :coffee2:

Schmoodle - Cetainly sounds like you were owed a cup of coffee ;)

Cottage - Hope the girls enjoy the LAST snow of the season!

Ruth - Do you slide from winter into mud season there too? I love the spring but I'm not so fond of the mud.

Just another day on tap around here today. I'm deciding between finger paint and putty for my toddler visit this morning. That should be fun. It is starting to hit me that I really might get laid off come July 1 and it's kind of weird. After almost 11 years it's hard to imagine not going in there every day. I'm pretty relaxed about the whole thing because really there is absolutely nothing I can do to change things, only time will tell.

I'm getting back on track after the last two weeks of less than stellar eating. Trying to avoid Rikki's foot ;)

Hope the sun shines through no matter what your temperature!

03-03-2009, 08:31 AM
Goodmorning Ladies! I just finished off a delightful protein shake and then waited for the bus with my kids. I gotta tell you, that blast of cold air at 7:00am definitely refreshes me for the day.:D

It is mass cleaning day since both my kids are at school.:carrot: DS is in JK so he doesn't go everyday.

I think I'm going to brave a walk this afternoon. It may be cold, but that delicious sunshine is calling to me.:cool:

Have a wonderful day!

03-03-2009, 09:03 AM
Afternoon ladies...just stopping by on my lunch break!!!

Schmoodle: It sounds like your day is going to be quite busy. I hope your stew turns out nice!

Cottage: Have fun playing in the snow!

Ruth: Oooo watcha gonna put in the crockpot?! ;)

Cyndi: I hope everything works out for you job wise. What's for you won't go by you!

Steen: Your refreshing walk sounds nice! It's splosh splosh here as we've only received rain so far.

As for me! They are predicting heavy wintry mixes for the west of scotland but the sun is shining defiantly. I dunno, this country is nuts! It's the only place you get all four seasons in one day! I better hop to it...the customers are out there and I think they're organizing!

:dust: for all!

03-03-2009, 09:09 AM
GOOD MORNING CHICKIES!! im in a great mood today! the scale is being sooooo kind lol... plus i went to bed at 1045 last night so i finally had good sleep lol... chat later, gotta go get the baby... i come here b4 i do anything else lol... you gal keep me motivated! this is the best site ever! i really dont think i could do it with out ya'll, thanks :hug:

stacy xxx

03-03-2009, 09:26 AM
Good morning, everyone. DH is up early as he and his boss have to head to one of the state's properties with a Game Warden to take some GPS measurements for a court case. He hasn't been on the road in a week or so and I hope he enjoys it! I woke up with him out of habit, so it was an early morning for me.

Schmoodle: Bummer about your DH's alarm clock, but I'm betting you'll be getting a little extra done this morning because of it. I'm happy that DH at least started the coffee this morning. (But that's just because he'll be on the road and not in the office. I'll be responsible for my own coffee needs tomorrow.)

Cottage: What a fun day! I wish we had had a real winter this year. It only snowed once, in November. Stay warm and enjoy your day!

Ruth: :brr: Okay, maybe I don't want a real winter that badly! :lol: I hope you and Disney have a very safe day today and enjoy your nursing home visit! I'm in love with my Crock Pot as well. I'm considering purchasing a second so I can prepare two meals ahead of time instead of just the one.

Cyndi: I'm very refreshed by your attitude regarding July and what may come. I can't imagine you not doing what you love so much that you've stayed, happily, for 11 years. I like what koolaid said, "What's for you won't go by you." Enjoy your paint or putty time with the kids!

Steen: Enjoy your chilly walk! A blast of cold air in the morning is a great pick-me-up!

Jenny: I hope the sun stays shining for you today! I hope you were able to deal with the ranks of customers! I'm sure you've handled it nicely already.

stacy: Good morning! I'm glad you're in such a great mood and that the scale is movin' for you! Keep up the great work! Isn't this the best place to come in the morning?

Me: Since I got up early with DH, I ate breakfast (I usually end up eating at work), the dishes are done and the bed is made. It's nice to leave the house clean in the morning and come back in the evening with minimal chores to do.

Today will be a big test at work. WARNING: food porn ahead!! One of my appraisers' birthdays is today and we always bring a cake and ice cream and take her out to lunch. We take turns with the duties. Well, my friend made her yellow cake with chocolate frosting and I bought vanilla bean ice cream, which is my favorite birthday combo!! :yikes: To top it off, birthday girl wants a big, juicy burger for lunch! I'm preparing now so that I can stay strong and fend off the desire to indulge. I will be packing a big, healthy snack to eat before the goodies are served.

Okay, time for me to hit the showers! I hope everyone has a great morning and here's some :dust: for us to share! (I'll happily take someone's else's portion if they don't need it today! :lol:)

03-03-2009, 10:11 AM
i just wanted to get something off my chest... last night john and i went to get a few things at the store.. it was cold out... i mean really freaking cold out! so i had my blackberry with me,(never leave home without it lol) and i went on facebook and posted "holy mother of pearl it is cold out there!" on my status..... this gal who i didnt like very much in school, i only added her as a friend so i could get in touch with other people i did like, commented on my status.... well! i wasnt very pleased. she was very rude, telling me that i was a Canadian and should be used to it. i nearly flipped my lid, like being a Canadian makes you not feel -23 without the wind chill factor!! i soooo wanted to be a highschool student again and tell her off... i thought and thought.... then i retaliated. now i feel kinda stupid that i lowered myself to her level. but boy! did i wanna say more! anything like this ever happen to any of ya'll?? where someone offends you and you wanna reduce yourself and tell em off?? just wondering lololol

stacy xxx (still shivering in the cold lol)

03-03-2009, 10:16 AM

It's the same thing when I complain about the heat. People assume that because I'm from the Caribbean I should feel happy and joyful in 102-degree heat with a dew point of 88. What the ????

Yeah... you should have let it go. But you didn't. So NOW you should let it go. Live, learn, move on. And don't beat yourself up for being a wee bit catty. It's fun sometimes.:devil:

Next time you'll remember my favorite mantra:

Cast no pearls before swine!:dancer:

03-03-2009, 10:43 AM
Good Morning chickies!

Schmoodle- wow, you're up early! and for that I would say you deserve a :coffee:

Cottage- have fun in the snow!:snow4:

Ruth- love the new avatar!

Cyndi- you better watch it;)! LOL Im off to the :woops:! I hope everything goes well on the job front, but whats meant to be will be- and thats a ways away so don't torment yourself too much right now!

Steen- enjoy your walk!

elusive- you better run before they get clubs! lol

stacy- I agree, just forget and move on!

Kim- Stay strong!!! I have an extra foot if ya need your butt kicked :)lol

Me- well, I have to go to the gym in a couple, promised to do my friends hair at 10 and I think I am going to be a bit late for that as I would like to get an hour in this morning again! Just had my breakfast of ha;lf a ww pita pocket with 1 egg, spinach, and a couple tablespoons of black bean salsa! YUM!!!
Well, off to start my day! I will throw in a little more:dust: so you don't have to share so much kim!!!

little chick
03-03-2009, 11:00 AM
Hi chicks, I wonder if I will ever get more than a quick check in, by the time I read everything I barely have time to say hello. So here is a quick hello. I have a million things on my to do list. Plus I need to get ready for a fundraising meeting. Have a great day.

03-03-2009, 11:19 AM
okay diva... i gotta look 'cast no pearls before swine" now lol... i have no idea what that means... is it kinda like "think before you speak?" lol

stacy xx

03-03-2009, 11:39 AM
okay diva... i gotta look 'cast no pearls before swine" now lol... i have no idea what that means... is it kinda like "think before you speak?" lol

stacy xx

It is a bible verse from Matthew.

03-03-2009, 12:32 PM
Good Morning!

Got on the scale this morning. My trip to Louisiana cost me 5 pounds! Oh, well... Back on the wagon. Got a big pot of chili in the crock pot and the starting of broccoli soup for lunch. Phase 1 for me for a few days. :)

Schmoodle: Waking up an hour early is great only if the kids stay in bed!

Cottage: Have fun playing in the snow!

Ruth: Love your new icon picture! Stay safe on the roads today.

Cyndi: Auston loves playdough. And it come off the carpet easily.

Steen: What is JK? My 5 year old is in 4K and he only goes 4 days a week.

Koolaid: What do you do for a living? Keeping customers happy can be hard work.

Stacy: I bloody my lips trying not to use my smart mouth. It's hard! :)

Kim: Be strong!

Diva: I complain all winter long about being cold, so I feel like I can't complain in the summer, too. Bring on 102*! :D

Rikki: Heard anything? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Little Chick and Zeffryn: Good morning!

03-03-2009, 12:58 PM
morning all. waiting on a call about a job -- fingers crossed that I got it.

Getting back on track with eating...hoping to lose another 2 before the wedding ;) Tried on the dress and she had to take it in :)

hugs to all.

03-03-2009, 01:15 PM
Chelby--brocolli soup??? now that sounds tasty!! is it in the threads somewhere?? i wasnt upset that i got rude with her, just embarrassed that i did it in the open lol... i should of REALLY told her off in private lol...
shes not worth my time, and now that i see she hasnt replied, im taking her off my friends list. like i said i didnt like her anyways lol. she always made me feel uncomfortable.... she was thin.. i wasnt... and she made sure she made cookies 10 times a week lol.. she lived downstairs from us when i was rooming with my best friend... now tho??... shes a big gal. so it came back to bite her in the rump... the years werent kind to her at all... dont ya fiind that tho?? the ones who were skinny in highschool, and rubbed it in are all over weight now?? i knew someone who would complain to me that she was fat... she weighed all of 105 pounds... guess what? she too put it on... i dont think being over weight is something to make fun of, dont get me wrong... but all the people who teased you and picked on you for being over weight, are now overweight themselves is like karma... i was in grade 8... dancing across the classroom... my "crush" says outloud for the whoooole class to hear... "youre about as graceful as an elephant Stacy" i was mortified!! i ran to the bathroom and wouldnt come out. things like that stay with you forever i believe. the 'crush" is now overweight and bald. thats why i taught my kids to be nice. even if you dont like the person... be nice. dont take peoples crap but dont be mean either. theres my speech for the day lol...
stacy xxx

stacy xxx

03-03-2009, 01:29 PM
Chelby: I work in the local tax office calculating discounts/payments and giving advice. It's totally wild but sometimes you really help people. I enjoy it a lot...especially flirting with the old gents who want to tell you their war stories. One day this gent came in with an old black and white photo of himself in the airforce and I batted my eyes at him and in my best scarlet o'hara scolded him for bringin his handsome picture in and then going away and leaving me to think all day.

You know you've got a gift if you can keep people out of debt and make an old man blush! ;)

Jenn: I remember I went down two dress sizes before my wedding. It's some sort of magical thing that happened and I wasn't even trying! Good luck! xo

03-03-2009, 02:09 PM
Jenny, what a cute story. Absolutely if you've got it you should flaunt it. It's great that you enjoy your job so much.
Jenn, when is the wedding? I think I missed that part. Have we seen pics of the dress yet?

03-03-2009, 02:46 PM
good afternoon everyone,

Sounds like everyone has a busy day ahead of them.

Cyndi- you do have a refreshing view, but hopefully things will turn around before then.

Stacy- I wouldn't worry about it, you learned and moved on, so you know not to do so publicly (sp?) next time. I actually had commented back on your status that our temp were the same haha didn't see the -23, hehe we were 23 above.

Chelby- I had gained 4 lbs when I went down to Mississippi last month- which is why I did phase 1 for a week and lost it, now to just keep moving.

Hello to everyone else sorry can't post personals to everyone as too busy at work.

Have a great evening ladies

03-03-2009, 03:49 PM
okay diva... i gotta look 'cast no pearls before swine" now lol... i have no idea what that means... is it kinda like "think before you speak?" lol

stacy xx

It means don't give the best you've got (pearls) to the worst there is (swine). Make sense?

03-03-2009, 05:09 PM
Hello! Just a quick check in. I feel as though i never have time to pop on here. I was supposed to be done with P1 yesterday but due to have a few bad days. . .I am extending it a few more days. Hopefully, by the end of the week, I will be able to move onto P 1.5. Like is hectic, as usual. However, DH decided to spice things up by getting into a car accident. Thankfully, he was fine but the truck is FUBAR. Talk about some added stress.

I hope everyone is doing well, sorry I don;t have time to comment to everyone but I just wanted to be sure to say:wave:, I 'm still here.

03-03-2009, 10:21 PM
Stacy -- Broccoli Soup is easy. I'll PM you the recipe if you want it. I have a former friend who acted so bad about weight issues 15 years ago. She's a big girl now. Love it! I know, I should take the high road... :D

Koolaid -- Flirting with old men is too much fun! Love those Walmart greeters! :) Sounds like you love your job. You are a lucky girl.

Jenn -- Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

3sons -- I'm glad your hubby is safe.

03-04-2009, 12:11 AM
chelby... but the high road isnt as much fun lol..

watched IDOL tonight, not much to chose from im afraid lol... didnt do much tonight... watching a movie, gonna take a shower and get to bed. tried to nap today but the dang phone didnt stop ringing lol... well im off till 2moro.. have a great night...

stacy xxx