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03-13-2009, 04:35 AM
Alrighty ladies! Thought I'd start us off seeing as I'm up and at'em for


I'll be doin something funny for money!!! It's going to be a great day at work...there will be loads of competitions and raffle prizes all to raise money for comic relief. I can't wait. My cupcakes are made with their glace cherries on top to look like red noses! :devil:

See you chix later


03-13-2009, 06:57 AM
Great start to the day, Kool! If my nose is red today, it's from the cold. It's still pretty dark out there but we are supposed to have sunshine. It's only -12ºC/10ºF but supposed to improve. (I talk about the weather too much - must be my farmer blood! :) )

I'm off to town for a haircut this morning and will do some shopping while I'm in civilization. I'm getting cravings for spring veggies and may break down and buy some asparagus if it's from the Northern Hemisphere. It seems wrong to eat asparagus from Peru in winter. Of course, by mid-June I'm sick of it as my patch produces a bumper crop every spring.

Not much got done around here yesterday between the oil tank guys and general lethargy but I'll try to remedy that today. Tomorrow I have a big funeral/celebration/lunch thingie which will sort of cream the day so I need to get my a$$ in gear today.

Even if your nose is not red, try to have fun today!

Happy Red Nose Day! (

03-13-2009, 07:22 AM
Happy RED NOSE Day, Elusive! Have tons of fun and I hope it's a successful fund raiser!

Let me clarify that, Ruth. You're going to a funeral/celebration/lunch today? :chin: Ok. That sounds interesting. At least it doesn't sound like a somber affair. ;)

Brrrr! It's awfully cold here, but at least it's dry and sunny. It's a fine day for my sweet Audrey's birthday. She's 8 years old today, and very excited! We're keeping Maggie home from school again today, as that fever is running it's course, but we'll be decorating for Audrey's birthday party and getting everything organized. I'll have to pack the girls' bags, too, as the family is going to Baltimore for a big weekend to celebrate. :)

Hey, we're only a week away from Spring!

03-13-2009, 07:37 AM
Morning gals. 6 overtimes make for a very tired basketball fan (but happy).

I'll be back later when I'm awake.

ETA - Jenny- I'd love to see the cupcakes (from a safe distance!) do you have pictures?

03-13-2009, 08:05 AM
Good morning chicks! I'm hoping thoughts of Red Nose Day pick me up...feelin' kinda blah today...

Kool-aid -have a blast! I love the whole concept...wish we would start it here.

Ruth - Can I go with you? How easy is asparagus to grow?

Cottage - Have fun with all the activities! I would think 8 is a great age...I'll find out in a couple of years!

Cyndi - glad your team did well!

Me - No news on the house, and I don't think it would happen today. Since it's spring break, I think the person we need is out of town. Sigh...I was really hoping to be able to work on it this weekend...but that would make it too easy, wouldn't it?

Work 9-2 today, and the schedule (so far) is pretty empty. Then....well, I dunno! Originally we were going to be painting, now...maybe getting the kids outside while it's a bit warmer?

Hope you have a great red nose day!

03-13-2009, 08:17 AM
Cottage, funerals seem to have turned into a "celebration of Life". In this case, the woman died about a month ago and was cremated. The service will be a big deal with a cast of thousands. It'll be held at a large Church in a town a half hour away with the Bishop and the Mayor, guitars, bagpipes, solos and readings. It's definitely a navy silk and pearls event which will be followed by "The Lunch"! I wish I could skip it but have been asked to read a lesson. I didn't ever meet this lady but do know her daughter so..... I sure hate to spend most of my Saturday being good though!

Cottage, wish wee Audrey a very Happy Birthday and a speedy recovery to Maggie! Do you have to "work" the BD party?

Twinn, hang in - it'll resolve itself soon. Asparagus is pretty easy but takes 3-5 years to get well established. Just buy it in season.

Cyndi, I read overtime as ovaries! :lol: I need coffee to wake up too.

03-13-2009, 08:48 AM
Ruth, the party is from 6-8 tonight, and I'm not obligated to stay. Since both sets of grandparents will be there, I'm going to take advantage and leave early. Audrey will be busy and won't miss me. :)

Twynne, maybe there's a positive side to this. At least you'll have more time to pack. :hug:

03-13-2009, 09:17 AM
I'm so sleepy and it's past 8:00 already. I've been tired every morning all week. I don't know what it's about.

Busy day today. A closing this afternoon, an inspection this morning, showings, it's all a blur. And I have to hit the supermarket but don't have a list ready.

Scale jumped up 2 pounds so I'm right back where I was two days ago. I don't know what that weight jumping is all about.

I need coffee.


03-13-2009, 09:40 AM
good morning ladies,

It seems like forever since I have chimed in but next week is Spring Break so maybe....

Elusive-Happy day hope your fund raiser goes well.
Ruth-Stay warm in your day doings today Spring is coming wish I could send you some warmth,it is suppose to be 80 today and beautiful.
Cottage-Happy Birthday to Audrey today, our DS2 is 13 today! Now I am a mom to 2 makes the days seem long and the years so short...
Cyndi-I am looking forward to baseball season.
Twynn and Absolute-:wave:

As for me just been busy with everyday stuff of life. The scale has not moved in 3 weeks so I need to do something to shake it up(or I wonder if I just kick the scale alittle);). Looking forward to next week hopefully I can focus on the house and get it looking like I would like it to be.

Better to get going or I will be running late. hopefully to return soon.

Have a great day and a safe one too!!

03-13-2009, 10:23 AM
Happy Red Nose Day, Koolaid! I love that,too. I'd absolutely celebrate if it were a holiday here. :)

Ruth, We lived in Colorado when I was a little girl. Aparagus grew wild. I remember picking it along the fence lines. Yum! You will be beautiful in navy silk and pearls.

Cottage, Have a fun birthday celebration.

Cyndi, WAKE UP! :D

Twynn, It's much more fun to play than to paint. :)

Diva, You are probably still adjusting to the time change.

PhxSun, I stayed at 188 for 3 weeks, too! Finally, one day, I dropped 3 pounds. It was wonderful! Be patient. I know it's hard. :)

The scale finally reads what it read before my Louisiana trip! WooHoo!!! My ticker is finally right! :D Down from here!

It's going to be a rainy weekend. Auston is getting a haircut today. Other than that, nothing exciting. I need some excitement! ;)

03-13-2009, 10:39 AM
good morning gals... not a good morning here... savannah started 2 days ago with a runny nose, well last night it hit full force.... she was up most of the night... along with me lol... john and mines bedroom is on one of the lower levels, and my baby monitor took a cr*p a few weeks ago, so i couldnt hear her.... so up i go with my pillows and blankets to bunk in with kenedie. she has our old queen sized bed, which used to be "big", but after sleepin in a king for almost a year, i felt like i was sleepin in a twin lol... savvy finally fell asleep around 4 am.... then the girls getting ready for school, i was up at 7, im a wee bit tired to say the least. thank goodness this is the last day of school, cuz im catching up on some sleep and the girls are just gonna have to help me out. they get their cell phones paid so its not like they are suffering. my oldest is taking "parenting" in high school.... sorry but i think this is crazy. now i have a 17 year old telling me how what im doing is wrong, and "this is the way to do it"... i was so upset yesterday i could of flipped right out. i said "i'll talk to you about this after you are my age, go from 1 to 6 kids in 5 years, have a husband who sleeps, works and plays too much, have weight issues, bad nerves, a recovering alcoholic father, a mom who has had cancer 3 times, one failed marriage, 2 step kids, 1 who had been kicked out of the house, a 4 and 5 year old who need disapline, going through the change of life, and plain old exhausted!!!! then we will see 'how ya do it'!!!' taking a class for less than 2 months does not make you a pro! " im tellin ya gals i was mad. so mad i seen red and had to leave the room. i know i yell too much. i feel bad about it, but sometimes i feel like a single parent in a 2 parent home. im sorry for ranting here, but this is a wide group of girls who have different lives and points of views and maybe some input will be helpful. i love my kids, and i tell them so at least 50 times a day, i read to them, cuddle them, help with homework etc, but when they are bad they need to know what they are doin is wrong and not acceptable. did i yell yesterday when chloe grabbed savvanah's supper off the counter, ran into the living room, and ate it? yes i did, but she was sneaky about it, she heard me tell brady that he couldnt have it, so she knew what she did was wrong. sitting her down on the steps and quietly talking to her about right and wrong was not an option. im just stressed out. i know it, im not stupid, but how to control it is the question here. thanks for letting me vent, sorry for not doing personals today. have a great day on the beach gals.

stacy xxx

03-13-2009, 10:50 AM
Passing Stacy a large Scotch through the screen.

03-13-2009, 10:53 AM
thanks ruth, you made me smile. :hug:

03-13-2009, 11:11 AM
Good morning, gals! TGIF, indeed! I'm ready for some of that scotch, if you've a bit to spare, Stacy.

Jenny: Enjoy Red Nose day today! It sounds like SO much fun! I wish we had something like that in the states. We could all use a little laughter for a good cause every now and again.

Ruth: I'm sure you're all bundled up and getting things done! I wish I had your energy after a "lazy" day. After one lazy day, I always want another one! Lol! I hope you get all of your niggles crossed off your list today.

Cottage: Happy Birthday to little miss Audrey today! I hope she has a wonderful day and party! Poor Maggie, though. I hope she is well enough to enjoy the festivities.

Cyndi: 6 overtimes?! Guess I need to head over to ESPN and see what game you were watching. I don't think I could handle 6 overtimes!

Twynn: Still such a bummer about the house. I hope the needed person is back next week and everything gets taken care of

Diva: Sorry about the jumpy scale! Maybe you should do like phxsunflower and kick it? I hope you have a great day!

phxsunflower: Haven't seen you in a while! It's nice to have you back! I hope you have a great day and enjoy that warm weather.

Chelby: Wish I had some excitement to send you, but we don't even have a haircut to liven up this weekend! Congrats on getting to your pre-LA weight!!

Stacy: Lots and lots of hugs going your way!! :hug: :hug: :hug: I hope your day perks up a bit!

Me: It's pretty chilly here right now. It's 37*F and our high for the day is 39*F!! It's wet and foggy and they're predicting snow tonight! WHAT?! Oh well. It was such a dry winter that any precipitation is a blessing.

I emailed my pastor yesterday and told him I felt called to teach the 4 & 5 year old Sunday School class. I'm really excited about it! We're meeting next week for the passing of the curriculum and to discuss everything. I won't start teaching until the 29th, so that will give me plenty of time to get psyched up for everything!

Ok, off to check the calendar and see what has to get done today. I hope everyone to come is doing well!

03-13-2009, 11:38 AM
Happy Friday ladies!

Another busy day here at the office, then off and running at home tonight. I am going to try to talk my boyfriend into taking his son to the batting cages. He had fun there and so did I! I love that it feels like a workout without really being a workout!

No time for personals today, but I hope everyone has a great day!

03-13-2009, 11:54 AM
Stacy -- I've been married for 8 years, so I'm not an expert. But, here's what I figured out. My dear, sweet Jeff doesn't take hints. At all. You need to tell your hubby (without yelling :) ) that you need help... specific things that you need. If he's like my hubby, he truly thinks you have it all under control. If you need a nap, tell him that he's in charge for the next two hours. Tell Him! He loves you! <hugs>

03-13-2009, 12:08 PM
Cyndi- I am a bad Orangewoman... I was asleep by 11:00... but awoken by BF's cheers at 11:30, 11:45, 12:00... and so on, until 1:30. Seriously, I was afraid we were going to get evicted. Go orange!!

03-13-2009, 01:46 PM
Good morning all! I don't know how you all do this w/ the personals...I can't remember everything! You're truly amazing people! So...

Congratulations to those who's scales have moved down...awesome! For those who's are jumpy...hang in there! :)

Koolaid...hope today is a blast! That sounds like such a fun thing to do. Hope those cupcakes go fast too so you don't have to look at them too long ;) (I couldn't handle it!) Oh, and we went with the shortbread for my son. I didn't taste any of it, but everyone said it was good. I'm still going to have to try your recipe though.

For the gal w/ the 8 y/o...hope it's a great party & that your other starts feeling better soon. issues are so frustrating! (we had 2 for over a year!) You'll be in my thoughts...hope it resolves soon!

To the gal who's going to start teaching th 4-5s in church...I checked out your blog a little yesterday...what desert are you in?

To the mom w/ sick kids & the bad night...:hug:

And to the Phx person...good to see another Phoenician here! Isn't the weather great right now? Just had a really nice walk to start the day.

And for me...doing much better today than yesterday, feeling more in control. The scale was down an lb today...woohoo! We have a half day of school today, so I'm thinking of what to do with the kiddos this afternoon. Today is also day 7 of phase 1 for me, and I wanted to reward myself for making it through the first week...thinking I might get myself a new top or something. Anyway, I'm sorry if I missed someone in the above personals (sure I did, but it wasn't intended!) One of these days I'll start remembering names. I blame it on kids...I truly believe each pg sucks brain cells and after 4 I don't think I have too many left! ;)

Have a great day!!! -Jenny

PS: Koolaid...just realized that your day is probably already done! Hope it was a really fun one! Have a good night...

03-13-2009, 01:59 PM
Stacy - I truly hope you are able to get some sleep tonight. It sounds like you are dealing with a rough situation. :hug: I think perhaps I would be tempted to ask the 17 year old to help with the little ones for a few hours to give you a break. She might understand then that it isn't as easy as the classroom makes it sounds. My experience with husbands is that they do need to be asked directly to help. If he could give you a break with the kids now and then so you could have some time to yourself that would probably help too.

I know we need the rain but we got almost 4 inches on Tuesday and it's raining off and on all day today. Dallas looks nasty on the radar right now and we're still in the 30's. At least I don't have to add water to the pool.

Brian has a movie/pizza party to go to tonight so I am on my own for awhile and then he'll be with his Dad most of the weekend. I just need to find ways to keep myself busy.

03-13-2009, 02:55 PM
I just need to find ways to keep myself busy.
Are you kidding Barb, you do enough! you need to find ways to keep yourself unbusy. Bubble baths, mani/pedi/facial, read a book, watch some movies - ohhhh heaven.
Don must still be out of town, right?

Stacy, I love it when my kids come home from school and tell me I'm doing drugs when I drink a cup of coffee or have my once-a-week glass of wine. I tell them they're absolutely right and I'd better cut that out and also in the future when we eat out, we'd better be sure to order water instead of that nasty caffeine-laden soda they like so much. They shut up pretty quickly. Hugs and get some sleep tonight I hope.

03-13-2009, 02:59 PM
Good afternoon everyone,

Jouenny: I hope you had a fun red nose day and raised lots of money.

Ruth: Have fun getting dressed up and your lunch tomorrow.

Cottage: Happy Birthday to Audrey today!! Poor Maggie hope she gets to feeling better.

Cyndi: 6 overtimes! You are much better woman than me because I could not watch that late.

Twynn: Try to enjoy the warmer weather you are having, wish it would come our way.

Diva: My scale is just a jumpy, up and down and up and down tries a person insane.

phxsunflower: Nice to see you back on the chat! Have a nice day.

Chelby: Congrats on getting to your pre-LA weight!! Now if I can get back to my sticker weight

Stacy: Lots and lots of hugs going your way!! I know how stressed you are. Maybe you and DH need a night out to yourself and have DD watch the kiddies for a couple of hours so you can destress. My DD1 who is almost 16 is always trying to tell me how to parent our 5 year old as well. Work is kinda of my destresser from home LOL.

Melissa hope you are having a good day at work.

Swandive- :wave:

Jennygirl- I copy and paste and then remove and put in my own personal notes, if it doesn't poof and disappear. LOL

Barb- You just need to find a couple of hobbies that you enjoy like reading or something along those lines. I would die for some quiet time myself at home- but I know I will miss it when they are all gone.

As for me- wfh today so am able to do personals, but I am busy with a project I have to get finished today, but needed a quick break from it. Tonight I think we are taking DD2 to the movies. And the friends who where supposed to come last weekend now may be coming this weekend to stay for a few days so that means deep cleaning and grocery shopping again to stock back up on a few things.

Have a great evening ladies

03-13-2009, 03:01 PM
Hi Schmoodle- I agree with you Barb needs to find those fun things to do.

My DS tells me I am putting poison in my system when I am drinking my Diet Coke- told him it hasn't killed me yet and I have been drinking since I was 12.

03-13-2009, 05:12 PM
we're going grocery shopping tonight... its a break at least. samantha came home and apologized, i guess she talked to her teacher about our little arguement yesterday. and i told her, i know what i do is not right, but at the time its all that works. not excuses, just the truth. ive got to fiind a free program to get chloe and brady into, gotta be free cuz we always broke these days, (another stress factor). something to keep them busy. i might sign the family up to the pool down the street, its only like 30 $ a year for the family. kenedie goes now, and costs me 2.75 each time. if i get the yr pass it'll pay for itself in 2 weeks lol.... coming in here and talkin to ya'll really helps alot. i learn that im not a freak of nature lol.... and youre right, men are twits, they dont take the hint. i told john last night, okay, im takin my cell with me, if i need you, i'll text you........ i fell gettin out of the rocker with savvy, i went into the dresser, hurt my arm and hip, saved her thank God, and after i settled her and i down, i came down to see why he didnt come up after i text him..... he was sleeping..... with his cell plugged in across the room, about 20 feet away.... i wanted to wake his a$$ up and scream at him. but i didnt, i just went back upstairs and tried to sleep. ya'll ever notice when they get sick how the whole world is supposed to revolve around them??? but if we get sick we still have to do the same sh*t we did yesterday... do they seriously think we are superwomen??? ive read and re-read the book "men are from mars, women are from venus" and i still dont get it.... he thinks its a men hater book.... i said its written by a MAN!! lol.. anyways... thanks for the advice and the talk, i really needed it and really do appreciate it... :hug: to you all..

stacy xxx

03-13-2009, 05:57 PM
schmoodle and pearl - I'm one of those Type A personalities that really does have trouble relaxing sometimes. Bubble baths and manicures seem like such a waste of time to me. I am actually reading a book now but I haven't gotten hooked yet. I should pull out my crochet project. I stopped because I didn't have time but maybe now is the time to start And I do have this week's ER episode to watch so I'm sure I'll be fine. Plus if Robert gives me his tax info tomorrow then I can do my taxes this weekend. I SHOULD be working out. I have no excuse.

Yes, Don is still out of town. I'll pick him up at the airport on Tuesday. I'd rather be relaxing with him. ;)

03-13-2009, 07:36 PM
It sounds like you could use a big hug, Stacie, and some ME time. :hug: I know you are trying to do the best you can for now. You need to set aside at least an hour every day (preferably 2!), just for yourself. Tell your DH he's in charge for that time, or get one of your older kids to be in charge of the little ones. Then go take a soak in a bubble bath, read a book, or just sit in the sun.

Barb, I think I'd be in Heaven with a whole weekend with nothing to do!

03-13-2009, 11:01 PM
:hug: you gals are the best... thank you so much.

stacy x0x