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Shad
03-31-2009, 05:25 PM
Well, you asked for it. If feeling the luuurrrvvve makes you awesomely adventurous and active - you have my complete blessing. Go for it - it's exercise isn't it? :rofl:
April in Paris, April Showers, Spring in the north, Easter, Anzac Day in the south, Autumn downunder - what else does April have to be responsible for??

I don't know whether I lost my 4 kilos this month or not. Haven't got a scale handy, but I will check when I get home at Easter and that is only 9 days away. I think I have lost some because some of my clothes aren't as tight as they were.

Any goals for April other than to take the diet thing to a new extreme??? Just a word of warning. I'm happy to join Happy and Ceejay in a non-diet month however I don't want to put any more on so I will be marking time, not non-dieting.

Want to go back to see the erudite and educational comments in the March posts - click here http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=165735&page=7 to go to there -------->


happy2bme
04-01-2009, 12:19 AM
Let's see, if it's April in March then Shad must have set up the new thread :lol:

This April marks 5 years that I quit :smoking: I didn't think I'd see that one through.

Am not on track for my one pound a week weight loss goals. The scale is teasing me getting to a new low again. Bouncy, bouncy. I could use a break.

I have a sneaking suspicion that this will be a rollercoaster of a month. I hope I am wrong.

I'm ready to take a break from the diet thing. Not from eating healthy just sometimes the constant focus gets to be too much. Today I had a (sandwich) wrap for lunch. A small side of broccoli/tomatoes/cucumbers in a light vinagrette and a small side of an apple salad of sorts with diced apples of 3 kinds, a bit of yogurt for a sauce, cinnamon and some finely chopped nuts. It was a healthy, nutrious lunch and I really enjoyed it. Brought my cookie home for DH. And my tummy was happy too. So being on a non diet does not mean hitting the bad stuff, just a break from counting points and beating myself up each week because the scale is not spinning downwards quickly.

Tomorrow DH and I will try to get some answers for the last of the info to make our decisions on where to go forward. I know he'd rather just chuck the whole insurance process but that's fine and dandy until something happens and you have to shell out a ton of money. I'm sure he probably figures if anything happens to him he will just walk into the sunset or wade off into the ocean. Yeah right. :rolleyes:

Anyway, I probably should hit the sack. I think tomorrow is going to be a long day. Sleep tight Worldlies...

MELODY525
04-01-2009, 08:23 AM
SHAD~ THANKS FOR MOVING US INTO APRIL SHOWERS!! :rain: OUR LAWNS AND BUSHES CAN USE THE WET STUFF WITH THESE MILDER TEMPS. GOOD TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR CLOTHES FEELING LOOSER. HOW'S MELBOURNE?

HAPPY~ SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE DH AND THE INS. PROBLEM. SENDING GOOD THOUGHS HIS AND YOUR WAY. INSURANCE IS THE ONE THING WHERE THE COUNTRY HAS US ALL BY THE 'BILLS". :cry:

:wave: WAVING TO EVERYONE ELSE. I'LL TRY TO STAY CAUGHT UP NOW! :rofl:

:cofdate: NEW MONTH NEW MEL. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE NOT DOING THE "DIET THING". WE'VE BEEN TOGETHER MANY YEARS DOING IT! :rofl: I CAN'T PASS THIS MONTH BY AND NOT DO SOMETHING BECAUSE I HAVE GAINED. I WON'T BORE YOU WITH THE DETAILS BUT NOT COOKING ALL MY OWN FOOD HAS ADDED ABOUT 7 LBS THAT I CANNOT KEEP. THEY MUST DEPART AS FAST AS THEY CAME. :rollpin: SO THE OBJECT OF MY ATTENTION WILL BE KEEPING MY EYE ON THE PRIZE AND GET BACK DOWN TO WHERE I WAS BEFORE.
SOME GOOD NEWS IS THAT JEN HAS GAINED AND KEPT ON A FEW POUNDS AND IS HOPING THEY STAY ON OVER THE SUMMER. WE HAD A LAUGH ABOUT CELEBRATING A "GAIN" :lol3: :lol3:
OTHER THAN THAT, NOTHING ELSE IS NEW.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY :moped:


annie175
04-01-2009, 08:46 AM
Good Wednesday Morning.....Happy Hump Day, once again....

Shad...I bet you have lost some poundage, all the walking you have been doing of late.

Happy....Happy Non-smoking Anniversary! 5 years smoke free. Wonderful, pat yourself on the backside.

MEL...I am with you, I cannot take a break in dieting as it ALWAYS leads to a downfall, after a week or so, then takes forever to get back with it. I hate to break the progress.

I did it, I joined Curves last night. I feel really jazzed about it, but ask me again in a month or so. This Curves has excellent hours. 6:30 am-8:00 pm, M-F. 8:00-Noon on Saturdays. I really clicked with the owner too!....she may be my age or older, needs to lose about 30 lbs but is surprisingly firm. Guess she uses the machines, duh. She is working on losing the rest of the weight. They waived the joining fee if you brought in a bag of groceries for the homeless. That was easy enough. Shopped my closet and got a bagful. It will be 34 bucks a month, not too bad to get myself a little exercise and truly enjoy it also.

The president brought me Starbucks this morning. What a sweetie. She has the kindest heart.

Excellent day in Indy today....Sunny and 65 degrees....I think I shall take a walk at lunch today.

Shouts out to everyone.

Love and Hugs

diyana
04-01-2009, 09:24 AM
Happy April everyone!

14 years ago today, I was fortunate enough to marry the most wonderful man in the world...and that's no joke (although we have had a lot of laughs over the years). I don't know if we'll be able to go out tonight to celebrate thanks to the conflicker computer worm/virus. DH has been putting in a lot of extra hours trying to prepare for this latest April Fool's Day computer nasty, and he had to do a lot of repair yesterday and thinks the same might be true for today. Hopefully, he'll get home in time to go out to dinner...if not, we'll just relax and watch TV or something ;) and go out another night. That's what I get for marrying an IT guy on April Fool's Day. :lol:

I didn't get to the gym last night...on my way there a website client called and couldn't find a page on the site. There have been weird things happening with his website the last couple months, so I figured I'd better check it out right away. I went home and the pages were there...he just couldn't find them. Arrrgh. Oh well, at least I'm billing him for the time it took to find the pages. While I was on the computer, I also did some other website work for him. And after the computer work was done, I did lots of stretching for my back, legs, hips and glutes. I'm finding that if I do the stretches a few times a day, it really helps keep the little bit of pain I still feel occasionally at bay.

Shad - Congrats on looser fitting clothes! It sounds like you're losing weight and toning up! That's wonderful! It's a much more accurate assessment of success than the scales, according to my trainer and my doctor and pretty much every article I've ready lately.

Happy - I love the new avatar! Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary of being smoke-free! Good for you! I'm gonna join you on the eating healthy plan this month. For me, I'll be eating healthy and getting to the gym or walking at least 3 days a week and stretching every day. I hope you and DH get the answers you need to make an informed decision about the future. :hug:

Mel - I hope the eyes are doing better. Too funny about celebrating Jen's gain!

Annie - Congrats on joining Curves! $34/month - that's a bargain! I pay $45 for the Y. How nice that the pres bought you Starbucks! Enjoy your walk at lunch in the warm weather! I'll be walking with ya' in spirit as it's way too chilly and damp here to walk outside. Send some of that warm weather our way....They're saying we may get snow again Sunday or Monday. :( Hopefully, they'll be wrong.

Love and hugs to everyone,

annie175
04-01-2009, 09:39 AM
a cool site, I am sure much like others you have viewed however I am enjoying scanning through it.

http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

annie175
04-01-2009, 09:40 AM
Michelle...

Happy Anniversary, baby, gotcha on my mind!!

happy2bme
04-01-2009, 09:53 AM
quick check in chicks - on the phone with DH's benefits dept.

:congrat: Michelle. Happy happy anniversary to you and DH! I hope he doesn't get stuck too long at work though you are wise to at least temper yourself for him having a long day today. I'm sure you can have a great time no matter what the circumstances as long as you end the day together!

Will try and get back tonight for more comments. Geez I can't believe it's APRIL already.

diyana
04-01-2009, 11:57 AM
Annie - Thanks for the link and the anniversary wishes!

Happy - You are so right....doesn't matter what DH and I get to do today to celebrate, as long as we begin and end each day together. :) I hope the phone call with the benefits dept went well.

Hugs,

Shad
04-01-2009, 08:26 PM
I checked out my BMI through Annies link and I have to grow another 7cm (or 3 inches) to be considered not obese. :rofl:
Thanks for the link Annie

Michelle - Happy, happy, happy, anniversary. and lots more good stuff to follow.

Happy - 5 years wow. This August will be my 20th anniversary of non smoking. 5 years is really good considering how nervous you were of the process in the first place and how long you took to get past the cravings.
I hope you and DH come to a happy place with the insurance. If one proves better than the other, do you just cancel the lesser of the two evils and live on the one or do you have to take both. We don't have workplace health insurances here - so I don't understand the process. Unfortunately we have superannuation ones instead. And they are not all they are cracked up to be!!!!!!

Mel - it can shower all it likes over there. I think we are still dealing with the April fool here - at least as far as work goes.
I'm aiming on not gaining this month - so I'll be :crossed: for you to deal with the extras. Do not throw them my way OKAY? Send them up to Jen.

Well the system has gone down. The lights are flickering, the coffee machine broke and a few other things have gone down today. Must be our day for the stupids. I'd better go and fix the coffee machine. Yes I know what must be done. It's my business, fixing things. WTF - empty out the dregs and grounds from time to time people. It's that simple. ARRGGHHH

MELODY525
04-02-2009, 08:09 AM
I AM READY TO CATCH MY BUS AND GO TO TRADER JOES. HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT DAY. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS NEW MONTH AND PLAN TO TAKE EVEN BETTER CARE OF MYSELF. PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO GET USED TO IT BUT NOT 100% YET. :rofl: THEY ARE CLINGING ON TO THE HOPE I WILL "SNAP OUT OF IT" AND COME BACK! :dizzy: POOR SODS.
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY :moped:

PS: I WAS A 3 PACK A DAY SMOKER WHEN I QUIT IN 1990. JUST BEFORE THE CHAIR CAME. ONCE IN AWHILE I STILL WANT A PUFF :faint: BUT HAVE NEVER SUCCUMBED! :encore:

ANNIE~ GOOD FOR YOU...HOPE YOU LIKE CURVES. EVERYONE I KNOW HERE IN TOWN DID. HAPPY EXERCISING.

MICHELLE~ HAPPY ANNIVERSARY...A BIT LATE BUT WELL MEANT :cheers: HOPE YOU GUYS GOT SOME CUDDLE TIME. I INSTALLED A MICROSOFT UPDATE AND MC AFEE HAD ANOTHER UPDATE ALSO. THEY TOOK ALMOST 5 HOURS ON DIAL-UP!!!! :rofl:

SHAD...EVER THE RESPONSIBLE ONE!! COFFEE DREGS AND ALL. I DO THE SAME THING WHEN I GO DOWN. CAN'T HELP BUT FIX THE THINGS THAT HAVE GONE WRONG OR UNDONE. I AM THE BANE OF JOHN'S EXISTANCE!! :rofl:

:wave: HELLO MISS HAPPY ON THE PHONE WITH THE INS. DEPT!!

HELLO AND WHERE IS CEEJAY?? MISS RUTH?? MADCAT??? CARLA??? and everyone else???

OK GOTTA CATCH A BUS!! :scooter:

annie175
04-02-2009, 08:17 AM
Good Morning All....

Another lovely day in Indy.....one month till the Indy 500, which I stay far, far away from, as there are too many drunken crazies near the Speedway.

AND........only 80 days till summer.........yeeeeeeeeehawwwwwwwww!!

Shad....I hear ya on the coffee front. A couple of days I left early and didn't turn the pots off, they were burnt up the next morning. and...someone had the nerve to say..."I guess someone forgot to turn the pots off last night". I jumped out of my office and said, I guess SOMEONE did forget. I think they got the hint. haha What a bunch of BOOBS.

I have a slight headache this morning, but I think it is because I stayed in bed til almost 6 am, then had to boogie down to get ready in time, and was still about 5 minutes late. No one else comes in till about 30 minutes after me so who will know besides my guilty self.

Went to Curves last night, I must tell you I am loving it so far. I hope this feeling last a long, long time, don't want to waste my money. Everyone that brought in canned food to waive the registration fee was put in a drawing for prizes. I won a really cute Curves T-shirt. I actually started sweating about halfway through the workout. Last night was crazy. Got home, let the dog out, changed clothes, went to Curves, picked up Samantha, went tanning, went to Subway, went to the liquor store (didn't buy anything), took Sam home, went to CVS (drugstore), came home it was 8:30 pm and went to bed. Sheesh what a night.

Tonight I am going to dinner with a GF at Bonefish Grill. I haven't been there, but heard it is pretty good. I am in the mood for seafood.

Howdie to all.

Love and hugs,

annie175
04-02-2009, 08:19 AM
Oh MEL...you snuck in on me. Have fun at Trader Joes. I pass Traders every day to and from work and think of you every time. Get some good stuff, I will be over to help eat and even clean if needed.

Love ya sista

happy2bme
04-02-2009, 08:31 AM
Good morning chicks,

This site is very slow and hanging for me today. I almost gave up on it.

Congrats to Mel and Shad - long term quitters. WOW - that's fantastic. 20 years quit - almost like you never smoked at all. Good for you! I will keep you both as inspiration!

Annie - that sure is a great price on Curves. Hope you really enjoy it. We expect a report back! I heard the camraderie of the clients is appealing too. No body beautifuls looking to pick up hard bodies, just some nice people encouraging each other to get healthy. Have fun!

Mel - glad you are feeling well enough to get out. Here's to a clean eating month :cheers:

Shad - as far as the insurance costs go, it is the generally accepted practice that for most of the jobs, the employer underwrites or subsidizes part of the cost of the health care plan as a benefit to the employee. Some plans are better than others. Some people like waitresses might not get any insurance at all. I know it's different there when you have national health care. Our dental plans don't cover as much of the cost as the medical ones do so in fact I am considering what you do which is put the money aside that I'd pay for premiums and use that to pay for routine dental care. Only thing is, if you don't have any insurance at all, you might be paying the very highest rate they can set. It's all a big rip off. Did you fix the coffee maker? Our hot water spigots are going on the fritz and tea drinkers like me are starting to complain :lol: Can't fix what won't come out of the spout in the first place.

Michelle - did you get to at least have a nice dinner with DH last night? Good to hear that you found that stretching helps make you more comfortable. When I stretch I am surprised at how things stiffen up without even realizing it!

Tomorrow is my procedure. I decided to go with it just to rule out any future issues. :crossed: for me - I'm still a bit nervous about it. Other than that, time to get on with the day. Today is WW weigh in. I don't want to go. I had to stop the glucophage because tomorrow's test uses dyes and as soon as I am off the meds, 2 to 3 pounds creep on the scale. They are gone as quickly when I restart so I know it's the medication. I know I did nothing wrong. It just seems at times you get "the look" from the WW leader - like you didn't try very hard and I am definitely NOT in the mood for that kind of nonsense right now. Next week is the last weigh in for this session. I will not be rejoining next time though I will keep my online subscription.

My backyard is a brilliant riot of colored azaleas which all bloomed - whites, pinks, roses, violets, reds. Wish you could see. Mr. Cardinal is pecking at the front window. They have a nest in the tree out front and each morning he bangs the daylights out of our picture window - guess he thinks his reflection is another male trying to infringe on his woman :lol:

:wave: to Ceejay, Patty, Ruth and the rest of the crew.

happy2bme
04-02-2009, 08:37 AM
Annie - Bonefish Grill is yum yum. Enjoy. It's probably the only decent seafood place down here.

I hear you on the coffee pots. We have a rash of rude people who leave 2 spoons of coffee on a hot plate because they are too lazy to make another pot. All throughout the building there is the smell of burning pots. I used to get mad and shut off the burner but I don't drink coffee at work (mostly because I got tired of making 3 pots to each cup I drank). It used to annoy me to see the burnt pots but now I just leave them. I figure if all the pots eventually burn and crack, then there won't be any coffee to drink and the problem will be solved. Funny that I can never seem to catch the culprits who take the last of the coffee. They deserve a good :rollpin:

diyana
04-02-2009, 09:57 AM
A quick check in for me...super busy at work, which is a very good thing. Need more caffeine though as I didn't sleep well last night.

DH had to work late so we didn't get to go out for dinner, but we might go tonight, or tomorrow.

Annie - Your comment on my Facebook was SO sweet! Thanks! :hug:

Shad - At least you only have to grow 3" according to your BMI. I have to grow about 10". :rofl: And since traction is not an option for me anymore...and I think I've stopped growing (vertically at least), I'm working on getting the weight off.

I'll write more later.

Love and hugs to all,

annie175
04-02-2009, 11:06 AM
Happy.....I will be thinking about you tomorrow when you have your procedure. Good thoughts and the good Lord may lift you up and keep you safe. Have you checked into Humana Insurance?? Of course that is where I work now. Just a thought.

Michelle...party on Friday night for your anniversary. You don't have to get up in the next morning for work...so you can do some heavy partying like a couple of crazy monkies in love. hehehehe

Love yas.

ceejay52
04-02-2009, 12:05 PM
Morning ladies,

Michelle
Happy belated anniversary.

Annie
Good for you on joining Curves. I do want to start exercising again this month.

Shad
Wish my clothes were fitting more loose. They are not tight by any means, just the same size.

Happy
I came in to check on you. Sending you good vibes and prayers. Hope the test are normal.

My "no diet" will mean that I can't have unhealthy foods. I need routine in my life and less stress. I really don't know why I some women like to gripe. I thought L was bad but R is 3x's worse. I'm standing my grounds though and am NOT going to be a mediator. R goes off on rampages and it almost sounds as if she is preaching. I will break her, I did L. I bought a headset, the kind you wear for mowing lawns etc, last year for noise control, because of the hearing loss. I'll be wearing those when she comes in and will be pretending not to hear her.

ceejay52
04-02-2009, 12:10 PM
Mel
Have a fun day shopping at Trader Joes.

diyana
04-02-2009, 05:01 PM
Good afternoon ladies -

I so wish it was Friday. I'm so ready for the weekend.

Shad - Congrats on 20 smoke free years! I was a pack a day smoker and quit 19 years ago. My DH said he wouldn't date a smoker, so I could either quit smoking or be single. That, plus constantly having bronchitis, got me to quit really quickly. So you have to fix ALL the problems where you work? Sheesh! They'd be up a creek without a paddle if they didn't have you??

Mel - I hope you had a good shopping trip at TJ's.

Annie - You sure are having nice weather in Indy! My DH would love to go to the 500 one of these years. He hasn't been since he was a little kid - so I guarantee he wasn't one of the drunken crazies....though his dad might've been! :rofl: I'm so glad you're enjoying Curves! I got a great laugh out of your "crazy monkies in love" comment! Too Funny!

Happy - Sending you :hug: and :goodvibes: for a smooth procedure! I'm sure everything will go just fine, and we'll all be there with you in spirit. I'd love to see photos of your azaleas when you get a chance.

Ceejay - I hope things go better at work. I try and tune out complainers too. Hope you have success in getting her to change her ways.

Well, better get ready to head home.

Love and hugs to you all,

Shad
04-02-2009, 09:02 PM
Morning all.
It's Friday here Michelle. Oh happy day!!! It's just a thing about where ever I go, things break down and someone has to fix them otherwise, everytime I went near the kitchen I would be greeted with moans and groans that the expresso machine is broken. So I look at them and say fix it, but it's the somebody, everybody, anybody, nobody sydrome.

Mel, have fun at Trader Joes. Glad to see you getting out and about again. Hope that eye is feeling better. Ruth is in the middle of daffodil day, Madcat is in training, Patty signs in usually on a Friday and Carla appears to have gone awol everywhere. I will have to go dig her out.

Annie - glad to hear that Curves is doing it for you. I completely understand the 'staying away from the Indy'

Happy - It is different here, which is why I don't understand the whole health thing over there. The government in it's wisdom is trying to make people move into the private health care business, but people like me find it far too expensive for what you get out of it. Most older folk do. Hence my personal policy - which is what gives me incentive to get out there and kick ***.
I'm glad you decided to go with the procedure. It will alleviate or confirm the fears. You might add Michelle to the list of inspirations as far as quitting goes. I was a one pack or more smoker, so we should look at the number of ciggies saved between Mel, Michelle and me.

Ceejay - maybe my clothes are looser because they stretched, not because I shrunk!

DS1 is threatening to come over for my birthday. I'm presuming he will be bringing his partner. Oh dear!!!! Wonder if I should just shoot off and be with the penguins for this weekend. I'd better get going

happy2bme
04-03-2009, 12:51 AM
Thank you one and all for the prayers and lovely thoughts. When I have to lie still for 2 hours afterwards, I will be thinking good thoughts of all of you and counting up all those cigarettes we have NOT smoked since the 80's and beyond.

I hope I can get back tomorrow night. Have a good Friday and :grouphug: to you all!

MELODY525
04-03-2009, 08:22 AM
SOMETHING VERY STRANGE IS GOING ON WOTH ME AND 3FC. LAST NIGHT ALL THE POSTS FROM YESTERDAY WERE MAINLY MISSING. THE LAST POST WAS A PAGE BACK. I MADE A REPLY AND POSTED IT. NOW THIS MORNING I FIND ALMOST 10 POSTS ADDED AND MINE IS MISSING?! WTF IS GOING ON? SIGH.
WELL THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT WAS THE DAY OUT WAS GREAT AND I BOUGHT WILLY AN APPLE PIE THAT I SAW HIM SECRETLY OOGLING. :hun: HE WAS A BIG HELP. AND IT IS SUCH A TREAT TO HAVE SOMEHONE JUST GRAB THE CART AND START PUSHING WITHOUT ME EVEN ASKING FOR HELP. I LOVE THAT FEELING. I AM FINDING MY EYESIGHT IS VERY BAD IN FLOURESCENT SURROUNDINGS. THE CATARACTS MUST BE RIPENING. IT FEEL LIKE I AM IN THE LAND OF "FOG". SPEAKING OF WHICH....THERE WAS A HEAVY FOG JUST "LYING" ON TOP OF THE HUDSON RIVER YESTERDAY. WHAT A SURREAL SETTING IT MADE AND ABOVE IT YOU COULD SEE JUST THE TOP OF THE NYC SKYLINE. VERY EERIE....LIKE A CITY IN THE SKY. AND THE FOG WAS ROLLING ONTO SHORE LIKE BABY CLOUDS. WE WATCHED IT WHILE WAITING FOR ANOTHER SENIOR. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SOMETHING LIKE THAT IN PERSON. :D
NOT MUCH ELSE NEW HERE. RAINY TODAY :rain: SO I BETTER FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO. :dance:
HAPPY FRIDAY AMD MORENA SHADDIE :moped:

HAPPY~ I HOPE BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS THAT ALL WENT WELL WITH THE TEST AND YOU FEEL OK. :hug: SORRY I WASN'T HERE FOR YOUR SEND OFF....YOUR POST WAS AMONGST ONE OF THE MISSING. SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS YOUR WAY AND LOTS OF :hug: KEEP US POSTED.

MICHELLE~ WE WILL WORK SIDE BY SIDE GETTING THE WEIGHT OFF. MAYBE WE CAN SET SOME EXERCISE CHALLENGE UP. HOW MANY DAYS OR MINUTES? I'M GAME AND NEED TO KEEP MOVING THIS MONTH AND ANNIE JOINED A GYM :ebike:

ANNIE~ HOW GOES THE GYM AND WANNA HAVE AN EXERCISE CHALLENGE?? NOTHING TOO BIG...READ ABOVE.

JEANETTE~ YOU MADE ME WHOOP WITH LAUGHTER WITH THE HEADSET THING! :rofl: GOOD LUCK!! AND HAVE A GOOD MONTH WITH THE HEALTHY FOODS :hug:

SHAD...I KNEW I FORGOT SOMEHOME...PATTY...WELL I HOPE SOME OF THEM CHECK IN AND KEEP US IN THEIR THOUGHTS. I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM CARLA IN AGES NOW. BUT THEN I WAS WALLOWING IN SELF PITY FOR A LONG TIME AND DIDN'T NOTICE :rofl: :rofl: THANK GOD THE PITY PARTY IS OVER. I WOULD GLADLY SEND AYOU ALL ANOTHER COFFEE URN IF THE DANG SHIPPING WOULDN'T BE ABOUT $100 :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: I WOULD EVEN SEND JOHN...HE FIXES A MEAN CUP O' JAVA SO THEY TELL ME. :cofdate: HOPE THE BIRTHDAY VISIT WILL BE A GOOD ONE......BUT YOU HAVE A PLENTY OF TIME TO FIND AN EXCUSE! :rofl: :rofl:

annie175
04-03-2009, 08:28 AM
Hugs and Prayers to Happy.....

Shad....Sometimes well wishers visiting is not ideal. I sometimes like to celebrate with a quiet evening by myself. Go visit the penguins!!

Michelle....Yeah, it's Friday. Um, maybe it is the night for the two monkies in love to celebrate their anniversary. wink wink

Ceejay...way to stand your ground, I, too, find it better not to get involved in other's spats. Makes less of a headache for me.

Speaking of headaches...I have one from h*ll today. Thank God it is Friday, so maybe I can relax and recooperate over the weekend. Not too much on the agenda this weekend. Going to Curves tomorrow morning. It is supposed to be sunny and 65 tomorrw in IND. GOing to hoe my garden, can't find a rotortiller. Sweep out my car and wash car windows. Maybe get rocks at Walmart and finish off the walk way. Throw some grass seed around. Just do some outside stuff. Then Sunday is rainy and back to mid 30s for Monday and Tuesday, now that sucks.

Off to take some Excedrine Migraine, pray for Happy, and try to make it through this day without wacking someone in the head for looking at me wrong. lol.

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
04-03-2009, 08:31 AM
MEL...you stinker, you slipped in as I posted. Yes, my exercise challenge to you is 1.5 hours of moving of some kind per week. That would equal 3 workouts at Curves. What do you think or do you want to make it a bit more challenging??

Love ya sista

diyana
04-03-2009, 10:58 AM
Happy Friday to you ladies -

I'm so ready for the weekend. What a long week! DH and I didn't go out to dinner last night, so I went to the gym for the strength training class instead, and also did some stretching. We're going to go out for dinner tonight and maybe enjoy some "dessert" ;) when we get home. :rofl:

Shad - I hope you have a wonderful weekend, whether or not you get to go spend time with the penguins!

Mel - Fog can create an eerie, surreal setting. I remember when I lived in CA and would drive up to SF which would be engulfed in fog, and there was no fog anywhere else! It was weird. I'm definitely game for an exercise challenge of 1.5 hours of moving per week. I did 1/2 hour yesterday and tomorrow I know we'll be doing a lot of walking at a pet/reptile expo in Chicago. Yes, I'm weird...I kinda like lizards, snakes, turtles and other reptiles.

Happy - I hope your test goes very well today. I'm sending you lots of :hug: and :goodvibes:

Annie - There just might be two monkeys in love at my house tonight....Gosh, I hope they don't make too much of a racket! It's been a long week and I'm tired! :rofl: I hope your headache goes away soon...so you can act like a monkey with Tony! :lol: Sounds like you're having perfect weather for being outdoors. We may get more snow on Sunday. :P Oh well, Spring will get here eventually.

A big :wave: to Ceejay, Ruth and everyone else!

Love and hugs,

ceejay52
04-03-2009, 05:37 PM
I'm having to fill in for L the next two days. I told myself this morning that I was not going to over exert myself. If one of the bosses says anything about so be it. I'll remind them of my bp problem.

My Easter week end is about to be postponed until May. I'm going to be too tired to drive 6 hours.

Mel
Glad you had a good outing.

Hello to Annie and Michelle and Shad.

MELODY525
04-03-2009, 05:58 PM
ANNIE~ OK YOU AND MICHELLE ARE ON!!! I CAN DO 1.5 HRS OF EXERCISE STANDING ON MY HEAD!! :rofl: I HAVE 30 MINS DOWN ALREADY...BUT WHEN ARE WE STARTING??? MON - FRIDAY OR DO WEEKENDS COUNT TOO. JUST LET ME KNOW. :ebike: LOVEYA TOO :love:
HOPE THE HEADACHE WENT AWAY :hug:



MICHELLE~ OK WITH ME AND THE RACE HAS BEGUN!! SO GET OFF THE DH'S LAP AND STOP THE SMOOCHING AND GET THAT BUTT OF YOURS gOING!! :belly: AND NO...BEFORE YOU ASK...BRC DOES NOT COUNT! (Bed Room Cardio)



JEANETTE~ HOPE YOU FEEL OK WHILE FILLING IN...JUST PACE YOURSELF. :hug: SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE EASTER OUTING.

Shad
04-03-2009, 06:34 PM
Morning,
Quick post from me. I'm already doing the 1.5 challenge. I started it with Carla some time back and I haven't stopped. Did we Carla?????

We're off to the Flower show today. I'll take photos and bring them back. However they may not make this place until next weekend as this connection is a PIA and slow!!!!! I could run the photos to your places quicker.

Work carries on being an inspiration to those companies who don't want to do things properly. Fair go. Is it a wonder that they don't balance!

Better go sort out the apartment and get ready for R to arrive

MELODY525
04-04-2009, 07:25 AM
SHAD...I THINK CARLA GOT KIDNAPPED BY A POLAR BEAR LAST WINTER. SHE CAME TO THE STATES AND THEN WENT INTO HIDING!! PROBABLY A CULTURE SHOCK.
HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD TIME ON YOUR OUTING. ONE DAY I WILL SIT AND GO OVER YOUR PICS AGAIN. THEN I CAN PEDAL AND BE ENTERTAINED!!

:cofdate: I FORGOT TO TELL YOU MY GOOD NEWS AND GOD KNOWS HOW I FORGOT THIS....I GOT A LETTER FROM THE GOVT AND ALTHOUGH IT SEEMS TO BE WRITTEN IN LEGALESE, IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE DROPPING THE 3 ACCUSATIONS AND I WILL CONTINUE TO GET THE SAME AMOUNT. WILLY SAT AND TRIED TO UNDERSTAND IT AS WELL AND THOUGHT THE SAME. I WILL NEED TO EITHER CALL THEM NEXT WEEK OR WAIT FOR THE NEXT LETTER. BUT IT LOOKS GOOD :cb: I HAVE BEEN SO TENSE ABOUT IT SINCE DECEMBER THAT I AM AFRAID TO RELAX!! :rofl:
:rain: LOTS OF RAIN. LIGHTNING AND HIGH WINDS LAST NIGHT. SOUNDED LIKE FREIGHT TRAINS RUNNING THRU THE YARD. EVEN THE GRANDSON WAS WHIMPERING. HE'S NOT FOND OF EERIE NOISES EITHER. :yikes:
NOTHING ON MY AGENDA FOR THE WEEKEND OTHER THAN BILL PAYING. I BETTER PAY MY RENT MONDAY BEFORE THEY TOSS ME OUT IN THE STREET.
HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE :moped:

ceejay52
04-04-2009, 08:23 AM
All is well in my corner of the world. Weight is up a tad do to a binge yesterday. I've been a little depressed.

Have a good Saaturday.

happy2bme
04-04-2009, 11:01 AM
Good morning ladies,

Well the test is over and done with. Good news. Got clean "pipes" and he said my ticker is in excellent condition. It's a relief to know. The test itself was not something I'd be running to have again. First of all, you leave your modesty outside in the parking lot since they go in through your groin. I imagine those of you who have had children would relate to this. They did tape a small cloth - a "loinclothof sorts" over my privates but not before I was first given a fashionable "haircut". :o I'm not sure but I sure did feel like that cloth had "LOOK AT ME" printed on the front of it. :rofl: I'm sorry if this is TMI for some of you but in retrospect that was funny. Also, the artery they need to go in through is near your pubic bone and the top part of your thigh - for me a VERY ticklish area so that was difficult to stay still. And staying still is a very important part of the test. When they first put the sheath in which is the guide for the catherer I got a sudden and strong pain in my back. Not pressure but pain. I told the doc (who was telling fishing stories to the people who were assisting him). And he just said huh... maybe I got too near to a nerve. Duh. Of course I was tensing up because it was like a bolt of scyatic pain and he kept telling me to relax. He asked if I needed more medicine (valium) and I finally said yes and then he said the worst was over so I never did get any. They said when they inject the dye you get a warm flush in your chest, instead I got a very uncomfortable pressure in my chest - like someone had a brick to it. I wasn't liking that at all. Especially since you are fighting with your brain that is saying strong chest pain = big problem while the logic part of you is saying hey - you are in a hospital and a cardiologist is looking at your right now - IF there was a real problem he would not be telling fishing stories...

I was glad when it was over. They pull the catherer and sheath out and a nurse applies strong pressure to your leg for 15 minutes to stop the bleeding -after all they just opened an artery. She is pressing down on that very ticklish spot. You then have to lie absolutely still and flat for the first hour. For a fidgeter like me, that was torture. I pretended I was paralyzed on my right side. DH was sitting in the room with me reading a book. He told me to go to sleep but I couldn't. Each minute took 5 times as long on the clock. I did bring my Ipod and listened to music. Couldn't watch TV because I could not lift my head off the pillow (to do so would strain the groin and pop the artery). After a long hour I was able to sit up a bit and had to sit there for 2 more hours. I was quite happy to get out of there. The nurses and staff were all very, very nice - care was excellent. The doctor was nice in a way but a bit distant too as I guess cardiologists would be. He said hello to me in the operating room, asked if I was ok and did I need more medicine at the onset but I would have liked it if he would have talked me through the procedure instead of talking to the other people. I had my glasses on and was able to see a bit of the monitor - the catherer mostly and I did see my heart beating. That was kind of cool. I am glad it's over and thrilled actually to know that everything is clean and clear. I still have twinges in my chest and sometimes neck but I am going to try taking my Nexium each day to see if it's stomach/acid reflux related.

DH is talking to me, I don't want to lose this so I'll post and be back later.

happy2bme
04-04-2009, 01:37 PM
Ok back. There's a darn fly in here making me crazy!!!!!

Sorry that you are feeling kind of blue Ceejay and that you had to postpone your trip. Hope the binge is done with - get rid of the offending/trigger food. Don't fuss over it, just move on. And sometime we eat a little more than we should and are hard on ourselves and call it a binge when it really isn't - just over portioned for the day.

There was something we used to do to get Carla out of hiding? What was it? Hey it's April, it's Easter, let's have a wine tasting party! :hat: I just got a recipe for a fabulous Amaretto punch. I'm off the glucophage right now so that means I can drink :cheers:

I have asked DH to take a picture of the back yard. He is a perfectionist. He has taken several shots and does not like them. I am ready to take a picture myself. I told him not to miss the shot entirely in his search for getting everything "just right". It's sunny today and the colors are eye popping tho I'm sure no camera still will do them justice.

Oh Mel - I am sooooo glad that (part) of your ordeal is over with. :yay: It's so frustrating to me what they put your through. Makes me want to poke the government once or twice. I'm glad you can relax although I can completely understand your reluctance to breathe normally :hug: It's too bad you can't work in the office in trade for your rent. So nice of Willy to help you out - but then again, how could someone NOT like you? :D

Shad, I will be happy to join you in the 1.5 Challenge - IF you tell me what it is :rofl: Have a good time at the flower show. I hope DS and friend don't surprise you and stress out your weekend.

Michelle - you are so right - no fog like the fog in SF. Of course east coast off the ocean fog is also the stuff of monster movies :yikes: The swirling stuff where you can't see past the edge of the road and you expect :sklol: to pop out at you. Hope you and DH get some "sexytime" :o. I didn't even know that there was a lizard expo in Chicago. HOW did I miss that? :lol:

Annie - hope the headache eased up. Sounds like you have the perfect spring weekend planned. Nicer weather makes me want to do those things too. Are you putting on your dancing shoes this weekend or just a popcorn and a snuggle with Tony? Glad you are liking Curves too. Did they convince you to buy all their retail stuff? I was surprised at how much Curves stuff they sell in the Avon catalog. I guess once you get the enrollment which is nominal - you have to make money some way and I'd rather they do it that way and keep the ongoing costs down.

I have to take it easy this weekend - doctors orders NO HOUSEWORK :dance: but it doesn't mean I can't go through some piles of paper and such so I'd better get busy after finding something for lunch.

Thank you again SO VERY MUCH for all of your thoughts and prayers for my procedure. I appreciate them (and they mean more to me) than I can ever express :grouphug: Have a great weekend ladies.

happy2bme
04-04-2009, 03:53 PM
as seen in the headlines today -

Michelle Obama dodges protesters and kisses Carla

apparently our buddy is jet setting with the dignataries instead of posting here ;) :rofl: Come back little Carla - we miss you :cry:

1day@atime
04-04-2009, 04:36 PM
Hello Ladies,

Spent most of the morning cleaning out the garage. It's amazing how much stuff you accumulate. I was in the throwing out mode and got rid of alot of stuff.

Mitchellez - Happy Belated Anniversary!

Happy - glad to hear your test results were good. Congrats on the 5 year no smoking

Mel - I glad to hear everything's cleared up. I know it's been very frustrating for you.

Ceejay - sorry to hear about your work situation. Hope you can still make it to Dallas in July.

Shad - enjoy the flower show.

Annie - what is the challenge? I will join too. I need something to get me going.

happy2bme
04-04-2009, 08:00 PM
Hi Patty - garages and basements are great for growing "stuff" of all sorts. Doesn't it feel good to see neat and tidy? Congrats on the hard work.

happy2bme
04-04-2009, 08:01 PM
Pictures of the yard. It really looks spectacular in the sun light but is very difficult to capture it in a picture. DH must have taken a hundred pictures and didn't like any of them. So I said just give me a few, this is not for an art prize :lol:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/BackyardApril2009.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Backyard42009.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Backyard22009.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Backyard32009.jpg

Shad
04-05-2009, 04:08 AM
Happy - glorious pictures, they look really good to me. I can see a request coming up from HER up north soon. Must be time for her to change the wallpaper! Kindly tell DH that things in the garden are never perfect either. How does he expect to get perfect pictures when the subject was never perfect to start with.
So glad to here that the entire procedure went without a hitch for you and that all is well in the internals. Obviously whatever pains you is stress and negativity about things we can not control. Get on with it. And great for you to pluck up the courage and go for the test. That's one more of lifes little mysteries that didn't kill you when you went to check it out.

Mel - Carla is around and probably getting ready to annoy the heck out of us. Like Happy she is probably facing some of lifes mysteries.

Ceejay - never let a bit of a binge get in the way of life. You will get over it and get back to where you were. Trick is to do it quickly
Patty - more room in the garage now hey? Guess like me, you won't take too long to fill it up again.

The flower show was good, however not as big as the last time I was there. I will try to get some picture up this week. However this internet connection is far to slow to try much. Anyway I can't compete with Happy's Azaleas.

Today, I went up to the market and picked up fresh fruit and vegetables along with some fish and smallgoods. It's a cold dreary day, so I wandered into town again and got a couple of new books. I should join a library!!!

So it's back to work again tomorrow. Another week although it will be a short one. Easter coming up and I am going home. Yeehaa. However it also means that I am getting closer and closer to that birthday milestone. Yuk

MELODY525
04-05-2009, 08:42 AM
OMG HAPPY...YOUR YARD IS ABSOLUTELY A RIOT OF GOODNESS AND COLOR!! THANKS FOR SHARING THOSE PICS. GORGEOUS!!! I AM SORRY THE TEST WAS SUCH A "APIN" BUT KNOW YOU KNOW WHAT IT "ISN'T" SO THAT'S GOOD. :hug: SORRY YOU WENT THRU SO MUCH FOR THE INFO THOUGH.

JEANETTE...HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT LIFE IN GENERAL THIS MORNING. GET SOME SUNSHINE IF IT'S SUNNY THERE. GETTING OUT AND ABOUT HELPS LIFE THE WINTER BLUES! :hug: MAYBE YOU SHOULD TAKE THAT EASTER TRIP AND GET AWAY FOR SWHILE. MIGHT BE JUST THE TICKET.:dance:

SHAD.....THAT IS ALL WELL AND GOOD BUT SHOULDN'T A WORLDLY SISTER BER SHARING HER UPS AND DOWNS WITH HER OTHER SISTERS?? WE COULD BE GIVING HER LOTS OF :hug: !!!!!!! YOU BETTER JOIN A LIBRARY BEFORE YOUR SOON TO BE NEXT BIRTHDAY! :rofl: I HAD FORGOTTEN THIS IS A HOLIDAY WEEKEND COMING UP!! YAY!! THANKS FOR THE REMINDER :bunny: HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME AND IS THE DS1 COMIJNG HOME?? BET #2 WILL BE GLAD TO SEE YOU AND SUNDAY TOO.

PATTY...SO GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE :hug: HAPPY TOSSING. OUT WITH THE OLD JUNK AND IN WITH THE NEW FOUND FEELING OF FREEDOM. :dance: I LOVE SORTING AND TOSSING. MAKES ME FEEL LIGHTER!! :rofl:

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w31/graphichv/dance/3.gif GOOD MORNING CHICKLETTES!!
MY WEIGH-IN: I AM DOING THE HAPPY DANCE! ABOUT 10 DAYS AGO I WAS A WHOPPING 190.5 AND WAS HAVING DIFFICULTY BREATHING WHILE LYING DOWN. TODAY I AM 187.5 SO 3 LBS GOT KICKED TO THE CURB. MAINLY WATER RETENTION BUT HEY.,...I'LL TAKE IT. I NEED TO GET BACK DOWN TO THE LOW 180'S WHERE I WAS OR EVEN LOWER IF I EVER GET A CHANCE!! :rofl:
EXERCISE CHALLENGE..I WILL DO 20 MINS 5 X'S A WEEK AND THAT WILL MAKE 100 MINUTES. THAT SHOULD COVER THE 1 1/2 HOURS. :ebike:
TOMORROW STARTS ME TRYING TO GET ON SOME KIND OF SCHEDULE AND MAKE SOME HEALTHY HABITS. I'VE BEEN WANDERING AROUND AND WASTING TIME. JUST FRITTERING THE HOURS AWAY.
I FOUND MY OLD WATERCOLOR CALENDAR THAT I NEVER FINISHED FROM 2005. STARTED PAINTING THE LITTLE VIGNETTES. THERE IS ONE FOR EACH WEEKDAY WITH WEEKENDS OFF. FITS RIGHT IN WITH MY EXERCISE AND FOOD SCHEDULE......KEEPING THE WEEKENDS FOR MYSELF AND FAMILY AGAIN. :cheer3:
HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY :moped:

happy2bme
04-05-2009, 10:29 AM
Good morning ladies,

Glad you liked the pictures. It's probably a good thing we got them when we did as there is a hard frost warning for Monday night. I hope they don't wither up. DH and I will be covering the Japanese Maple with a bed sheet. It too is spectacular this year - rich and full with it's miniature purple leaves which would turn brown and curl up for the rest of the year if it gets frost damage. An odd season it is so far. We should be beyond the concern of frost for planting but I am still nervous about investing in flowers we might lose. DH was working on the lawn yesterday - I daresay it's 40 percent weeds. These little bits of things that are ALL over the lawn. I'm not even sure if it's possible to pull them all out. We have treated the lawn but to no avail. Weeds seem particularly prolific this year.

Mel - I am doing a modified :dance: for you also. Big congrats on the weightloss :congrat: Even if it is water - funny how just a few pounds can make us feel so blah. I think it's a good thing too that you are back on the pedals again. Get yourself down here and I will make you a fruit smoothie in the azalea garden :D I really like your kitty dancer too!

Shad - at the price of books you would be better off joining a library! At work we have a lending bookshelf. People bring in books and everyone swaps. Although it's a bit decimated right now. Someone took a bunch but didn't leave any in return. We are having a book swap next week at work - a sort of group activity, perhaps people are hoarding them for that. Anyway I hope you got something good for yourself. How long do you get to go home for the Easter break? Just a long weekend? I suppose that any time home is a good thing.

DH wanted to get some slippers so we headed down to the mall yesterday. Drove around the outlot and it was soooo busy that we just drove back out. Guess everyone is shopping for their Easter finery for next week. I'm sure down here with the big churches that fancy hats and Easter dresses are big down here like it was when I was a kid. I'm not that fond of ham but I think I'll be making one next weekend. It's funny (well not really) how holidays are sort of meaningless when you don't have anyone to share them with :( That's why I told DH that unless we get an ice storm, we will always be going back to Chicago for Christmas. At least while my Mom is still with us. And she will be here in 2 weeks. I guess I'd better get cleaning :lol:

Hope you all have a nice Sunday. I need to get out and get some groceries before the storms move in.

ceejay52
04-05-2009, 12:09 PM
Morning every one.

Happy
So glad that the test results were excellent. Don't over do on the house work. The yard is gorgeous.

Mel
Congrats on those pounds lost. :dance: I think my problem with the depression is the lack of sunlight. I'm always on the inside.

Patty
You must be in the spring cleaning mode. I need to be.

Enough is enough of my self pity. I was really disappointed in the fact that my Easter vacation to Mo had to be postponed. I'm asking the boss tomorrow about taking my vacation. I have stuff to do around the house and then go to my uncles. I haven't been there in 3 weeks. I promised myself this time that when at work I'm not over exerting myself. I'm going downstairs 4 times per day until I go back to my normal shift. Tough if they do not like it.

I have also decided to put myself on the biggest loser diet. I have had the books for a couple of months and it looks easy enough to follow. It tells you how much protein and fruit and whole grains to eat per meal.

ceejay52
04-05-2009, 12:13 PM
Shad
Glad you enjoyed the flower show. Can't wait for the pictures.

Carla
Come out come out where ever you are?

diyana
04-05-2009, 05:23 PM
Hi Ladies -

Just a quick check in. I'm not feeling very well. DH and I had a wonderful evening Friday and had fun yesterday in Chicago. Yesterday, I started feeling under the weather with a sore throat that I still have today. And I've been feeling some pain in my left hip area (front, back and side) for the last several days. It hurts BAD every time I step with my left foot. I'm going to try and get in to see the Sports Med doc this week.

We were supposed to get up to 8" of snow today so I got up early and went to the grocery store and began cooking make and freeze meals all day. I probably should've been resting....I'm going to go rest a bit now.

Happy - Sorry that the procedure was not particularly fun, but I'm so glad you got a clean bill of health.

Ceejay - I hope you're feeling better.

Mel - Sounds like you are the real exercise :queen: Congrats on the weight loss!

:wave: to everyone...I gotta go lay down.

Love and hugs to all,

Shad
04-05-2009, 08:40 PM
Morning all,

Just a quick pop in - I will be back later to comment, but I just uploaded some of the flower show onto the photobucket site. So I thought I might share one or two with you.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/034.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/035.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/037.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/011.jpg

Everything is possible in flowers - even dogs

MELODY525
04-06-2009, 08:29 AM
HAPPY~ HOPE YOU ARE FEELING FINE ALL OVER TODAY. WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP WITH APPOINTMENTS? 2 WEEKS FOR MOM. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S ALREADY APRIL. JEN JUST SAID THIS YEAR IS IN THE FAST LANE. :faint:
AT THE RATE I AM PEDALING, I WILL GET THERE SOON SO YOU BETTER GET THOSE LITTLE UMBRELLA DRINKS MIXED! http://media.bigoo.ws/content/gif/foods/foods_232.gif

JEANETTE~ I LIKE THAT DIET TOO. THEY HAD SOME GOOD RECIPES AND THEY SAY THE BOOK BOB HAS OUT IS A GREAT HELP WITH LEARNING TO LOVE YOURSELF. I FORGET THE NAME OF IT OFF HAND. HE SEEMS LIKE AA COMPASSIONATE MAN...WHEN HE IS NOT HELLING ON THE BL!!! :rofl: GOOD LUCK THIS WEEK! AND GET SOME SUN IN THOSE EYES :sunny: IT WILL MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE.

MICHELLE~ SORE THROAT, SNOW AND PAIN...NOT A GOOD COMBO AT ALL FOR THE NEW WEEK. SENDING SPECIAL THOUGHTS YOUR WAY AND A WEE BIT OF MAGIC :wizard:

SHAD...WOW....WHAT A RIOT OF COLOR THERE TOO!! MUST HAVE BEEN A GREAT SHOW. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE DOG!! TOO CUTE. IT MUST HAVE BEEN A WONDERFUL SITE. ARE THESE ALL GREEN HOUSE GROWN? WONDERFUL COLORS. THANKS FOR THE PICS.

:cofdate: I WILL NEVER BRAG AGAIN ABOUT QUIET WEEKENDS. FOR 2 HOURS WE TRIED TO FIX THE FRONT DOOR BY OURSELVES, SAL & I, BECAUSE IT WOULDN'T CLOSE AND JUST ANYONE COULD WALK IN. THANK GOD IT WAS MILD OUTSIDE. I STAYED BY THE DOORS WHILE SAL WENT TO EACH HOUSE AND TRIED TO FIX INTERCOM UNITS. LORD WHAT AN AFTERNOON. :cry: AND IT INTERRUPTED MY SPRING CLEANING START.
TODAY IS LAUNDRY AND TOMORROW IS A FOOD SHOP. JUST VEGGIES AND FRUITS. HAVE A GREAT DAY.
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY :moped:

happy2bme
04-06-2009, 08:36 AM
Good morning ladies,

Another Monday rolls around the corner. Another morning Happy thinks to herself - where did the weekend go? :dunno: :lol:

Shad - the flowers are breathtaking. Love the tulips. Not sure I like all the colors in the dog though. Have you seen the animal figures the Japanese make out of chysanthemums? Just adorable - almost as cute as puppies themselves.

Michelle - ouch on the hip :hug: I hope it's nothing that will take a long time to heal and that the doc can give you some relief. As for the throat with your goofy weather (I hear you got snow AGAIN) - no wonder everyone has the sniffles. I think 70 degrees and sunshine would do you just right - unfortunately we have none to send to you as we are staring at a frost warning tonight. DH and I will be covering the trees in bedsheets tonight. (And I thought putting out chairs on the street to save your shoveled clean parking spot in the snow in Chicago was goofy looking). Anyway, I hope you feel better. What a bummer way to spend a weekend :(

Ceejay - hope you can wrangle some time off. What's the fun of a holiday if you have to spend it alone? Or worse - working. I would think the Biggest Loser diet is more like a "diet" than eating plan but I should not say because I don't know anything about it. This week in WW we talked about having a traditional Easter dinner. Leader said as long as you eat clean all week, have that one meal a good one. Half the plate (in reasonable portions) of the yummy holiday food you love. Half the plate of good veggies and such. Enjoy your meal and savor every bite. And then it's back to plan again. I guess it pays to eat at someone else's house and leave THEM the leftovers :rofl:

Good morning Mel - have you stopped dancing yet? Good for another half pound off :lol:

DH said he was going to take a trip down to unemployment today. He won't be able to collect until his severance runs out but this is more of a fact finding mission so we can plan things out. He is also going to work on updating his resume. Let's see, last time he did one was about 18 years ago - think it needs updating? :lol:

It's cold outside and we didn't get to go grocery shopping. Guess I will be taking a can of soup for lunch today. Mr. Feral is snuggled in his blanket this morning too. He looked at me when I opened the curtains but put his head back down as to say - "just 10 more minutes mom" :D

Patty, Ruth, Carla, Madcat and crew :wave:

happy2bme
04-06-2009, 08:39 AM
Ah Mel, I should have known you were flying over me - you're getting quieter and harder to detect :mag:

Next step for the docs - nothing. I am going to take my Nexium each day to see if some of the twinges are stomach related and quiet down. I am kind of tired of doctors at this point and will try and take a break for a bit. I am kind of scared to see how much this heart test cost and worse than that, how much it will cost me. Probably enough to send me into the hospital :rofl:

diyana
04-06-2009, 10:01 AM
Happy Monday ladies -

Yay! We didn't get ANY snow over the weekend...but some areas to the south of us got a couple inches! We lucked out! :woohoo:

I was so tired yesterday that I just skimmed over the posts. Right now, I should be prepping for a meeting...but oh well. The throat is still sore and I'm still feeling a little under the weather...and my hip is still hurting bad. If I can't get in to see the Sports Med doc this week, I'm gonna make an appt with my regular doc. At least he can order Xrays or an MRI or something. This shooting/stabbing pain running the length of my left leg every time I step is just not right.

Mel - BRC? That is tooooo funny! :rofl: Too bad that doesn't count. Congrats on the letter from the gov't. I hope you can talk to someone to clarify it, and that it means what you think it does. Thanks for the good thoughts and magic. Hopefully, it'll do the trick on my throat and hip/leg.

Ceejay - I'm so sorry to hear that you had to postpone your trip. :(

Happy - I'm sooo glad you went for the test...That took a lot of courage...and what a relief to know that your arteries and heart are doing great!! Good for you!!! :) When we were in Chicago on Saturday, I kept thinking of you and trying to remember where in Chicagoland you lived. We had a great lunch at Lou Malnati's...oh my gosh - the best pizza I've ever had! Have you ever eaten at Lou's? John's friend from way back (ex-fiance of 25 years ago) suggested it. We met up with her for lunch. It was the first time she and I met. She's really nice. I hope you listened to the doc and relaxed this weekend. I LOVED the photos of your backyard! You've got such a gorgeous yard - it should be in Better Homes & Gardens! It really is spring in some parts of the country isn't it?? :lol: Sounds like your WW leader had some really good ideas for planning/allocating enough points to enjoy Easter dinner. Very smart!

Patty - Good for you for getting your garage cleaned out! We've got to get ours done in the next few weeks.

Shad - Sounds like you had a great time at the Flower Show! I loved the photos you put on Facebook and the ones you posted here! Just glorious! I loved the dog made out of flowers! It probably doesn't bark as much as mine do....or smell as bad when it gets wet! :lol: When do you head back home for Easter? On Thursday or Friday? I'll bet you'll be happy to be home for a few days!

Well, ladies...I've got an hour left to prepare for this meeting, so I'd better get to it.

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

Love and hugs to all,

diyana
04-06-2009, 10:03 AM
BTW, to Patty, Ceejay, Happy and Annie - I got discount coupons from the dept. store I work for that I am able to share with friends...so I emailed you each one. The coupons are good for this weekend (April 9-11).

Mel, I didn't have your email address, so if you want to PM it to me, I'll forward you one too.

Ruth and Shad - We don't have locations outside the US, so it wouldn't do me any good to send you coupons.

diyana
04-06-2009, 10:28 AM
Okay...so my Sports Med doc is on vacation until the week of the 20th...and I have a follow up appt with him for my shot on the 23rd....so I'm keeping that.

And I'm seeing my regular doc tomorrow afternoon regarding this new pain. What a pain in the arse, hip and leg! :rofl: But at least my regular doc is awesome, and I can usually get in to see him fairly quickly.

annie175
04-06-2009, 12:31 PM
It's a crappy Monday, I feel like crap, work has been going crappy, my boss is in a bad mood, parically due to me (don't want to talk about it). I have a doc appt tomorrow morning to see about the headaches and being so dang tired all the time. I have been taking my iron and B12, I don't know what else to do. I slept most of the weekend.

Happy...glad the test came back great, looks like the prayers helped.

Patty....the challenge is to do at least 90 minutes wk moving of some kind.

MEL...100 hours a week movement should do it.

Michelle...Yikes, no more sickie....take some ziacam. It is marvelous.

Shad...Just a few more days till your home for the holidays. Yippee!!

Hello to all, I am really not in a very good mood and just suck today.

diyana
04-06-2009, 12:51 PM
Annie - Thanks for the tip about Zicam. I'll stop by the pharmacy on the way home. I'm SO sorry you're not feeling well. I hope your headache goes away soon. Do you have anything you can take for it? Excedrin migraine almost always helps me....or Aleve....or prescription stuff. I hope things get better between you and your boss. Hang in there, sweetie. :hug: Sending you :goodvibes:

happy2bme
04-06-2009, 05:49 PM
Michelle - might want to do a little research on Zicam on the Internet and then decide if you still want to take it. I know some people swear by it. After I did some reading on it, I decided it was not for me. Let each person decide for themselves.

ceejay52
04-06-2009, 06:10 PM
YIPEE, I'm getting my vacation time. L. called this morning. I'd talked to my boss earlier. I'm not going to get to go to Springfield, too tired, but will going to uncles. I'll try for Springfield next month. My neices graduation is May 14.

Shad
The flowers are gorgeous.

Happy
The BL diet is fairly easy and pretty healthy. I'm back to counting my calories. This works best for me.

Mel
Didn't realize Bob Harper has a new book. I read that Jillian Micheals has a new book also.

Michelle
ouch on the hip pain. I have had that and really don't want it again. Do you have osteoporosis?

Annie
((hugs)) Sorry you are having such a bad day.

Have a good day.

ceejay52
04-06-2009, 06:15 PM
Just check on the journals are closing on April 10. I hate to see them go.

MELODY525
04-06-2009, 06:30 PM
http://images-partners-tbn.google.com/images?q=tbn:7bFydKsTOFINhM:www.explodingdog.com/dumbpict51/falling.gifRemember: Some people are like slinkies...not really good for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.

annie175
04-07-2009, 07:43 AM
MEL...love the comic, and yes it does bring a smile to my face, even funnier when pushed down the elavator shaft....kidding!!

Michelle...thank you for the good thoughts. I have a doc appt this morning at 8:40, don't really expect to find out anything other than I have a headache. Hope your back pain goes away quickly.

Ceejay...wahooooo on getting your vacation time, you certainly deserve it.

Not much else going on here. I did go to Curves last night and to tan. It all made me feel somewhat better. I really pushed myself at Curves and was actually sweating and breathing at a good rate. Kind of took my frustrations out at Curves.

Hello to all, have a great Tuesday, sorry I was such a bummer yesterday.

Love and Hugs,

MELODY525
04-07-2009, 08:18 AM
HAPPY~ LET US HOPE THAT ALL ACHES AND PAINS JUST DISAPPEAR AND WE FEEL GOOD THIS SUMMER! HAVE YOU EVER TRIED OR HAS THE DR EVER RECOMMENDED PRILOSEC? :hug: FEEL BETTER. HOPE THE DH SCOPED OUT THAT UNEM OFFICE GOOD. PAPERWORK IS GETTING TO BE THE DEATH OF ME WITH THE GOVT!! :rofl:

ANNIE~ YOU WEREN'T A BUMMER YESTERDAY. IF YOU WERE THEN WHAT DOES THAT MAKE ME WHEN I COME WHINING :rofl: :rofl: YOU GAVE ME A GOOD LAUGH ABOUT THE ELEVATOR SHAFT. I HAD A FRIEND AND EVERY TIME SHE WAS BOTHERED BY SOMEONE, I TOLD HER I WOULD HANDLE IT AND TOSS THEM DOWN MY DUMB WAITER SHAFT. :lol3: :lol3: ONE DAY SHE TOLD ME IT MUST BE AWFULLY CROWDED DOWN THERE BY NOW. HOPE THE DAY IS A BETTER ONE. :hug: GOOD WORK AT CURVES! HOPE THE DR CAN HELP WITH THE HEADACHES. THEY ARE ONE THING THAT CAN BRING ME DOWN VERY FAST SO I CAN FEEL YOUR PAIN. GOOD LUCK!

MICHELLE~ SORRY YOU CAN'T SEE THE SM DOC TILL LATER ON AND HOPE THE REG DOC CAN HELP. :hug: I CAN LEND YOU ONE OF MY CHAIRS TO GET YOU THRU THE MONTH :scooter: HAVE YOU TRIED ANY ALEVE? KEEP US POSTED.

JEANETTE~ GLAD YOU ARE GETTING THE VACATION TIME AND GOING TO UNCLES. HOPE MAY BRINGS YOU CLOSER TO SPRINGFIELD!! :hug:


:cofdate: YESTERDAY I FOUND THE QUOTE AND HUNTED FOR A PIC TO GO WITH IT ABOUT THE SLINKIES. IT SIZED UP HOW I FELT ABOUT BEING NEAR THE OFFICE DOWNSTAIRS!! AZZHOLES...EVERY ONE OF THEM. "THEY" ARE JUST SO "ALL ABOUT ME" THAT THEY CAN'T GET OUT OF THEIR OWN WAY!! 100 SENIORS ARE EASIER TO HANDLE :rofl: JEN IS COMING DOWN FOR PART OF THE DAY AND I THINK WE ARE MAKING CHILI. SHE WENT TO THE MARKET LAST NIGHT SO I WOULDN'T HAVE TO GO. I AM GLAD CAUSE IT'S COLD AND DAMPO OUTSIDE. NOT A NICE WEEK HERE IN NJ :rain:
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY :moped:

happy2bme
04-07-2009, 08:51 AM
Good morning,

In the news today. At least 40 percent of U.S. companies (and probably wayyy more than that) can expect salary freezes (no raises) this year. However, workers in India and South America can expect robust raises... 12% increase in Argentina, 10% in India, a whopping 24% in Venezula. Good for them :no:

DH could not find the unemployment office yesterday so we went looking a little closer when we went to the grocery store. We found it finally in a tucked away corner of a strip mall. No real sign on the door - just a logo - would be easy to miss. Very easy. I told DH that's the strategy to save money - if you can't find the place, you can't file a claim. :rolleyes: He will try again today.

Mel - nothing represents more of the new millenium than "it's all about ME". That is changing a bit with things imploding but for the most part, we do live in a selfish world. Thank goodness for people like us or we'd all kill each other :rofl: I got a good laugh about your crowded dumbwaiter full of dummies :lol:

Annie - hope you feel better today. Yay for you girl with a good Curves workout!!!!

Ceejay - glad to hear you're working in some vacation. I can imagine how it must be a bummer to see the journals close. I felt that way when they switched from the old ones to the ones they are shutting down now.

Michelle - thanks for the coupons but I never got your email as of this morning. Hope you doc can work the kinks out. A good snort will help :rofl:

How are the monkeys today Shad???

Gotta run now. Have a good one chicks.

diyana
04-07-2009, 09:16 AM
Hey ladies -

My throat is doing much better. I ended up not stopping for the Zicam, and just stuck with Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Echinacea. My hip is doing a little better today too, but I'm still planning on keeping my doc appt. I didn't sleep well last night. First, the dogs woke uus up several times during the night, and finally when I had just fallen back to sleep at around 3 am, I started having really weird dreams about my ex. :tantrum:

Ceejay - I'm so happy that you'll be getting your vacation time. And I'm glad you're able to postpone your Springfield trip so you can attend your niece's graduation.

Mel - I loved the comic! Thanks for sharing! I've tried Aleve...but it bothers my stomach. So the Sports Med doc has me on a prescription that is like aspirin but isn't as hard on the tummy.

Annie - I hope your doc appt goes well. Good for you for being so dedicated to Curves!

Happy - Can your DH file for unemployment online? That's how they do it here. You just go online and fill out a claim...or you can even call in and sign up. I re-sent the coupons this morning. Hopefully you'll get it this time.

Shad - I hope you're having a good day!

Love and big hugs to all,

happy2bme
04-07-2009, 02:16 PM
Michelle - go figure. If you live ANYWHERE in Tennessee EXCEPT for the greater Memphis area, you can file unemployment online. We have to make a personal appearance. :dunno:

That's so strange that the ex is on your mind. I think sometimes when we are out of sorts, odd things go on in subconcious. Guess all you can do is wait for senility to set in, then you won't remember anyone - including DH whom you can pretend is either a new beau or someone who just won't give you space :lol3:

diyana
04-07-2009, 03:13 PM
Okay, Happy, that unemployment thing is weird. That's just about as weird as when we lived in CA, We lived in the heart of Silicon Valley, but we lived too far away from any of the broadband switches or whatever to get high speed internet. We didn't get high speed internet until we moved to a suburb of Milwaukee! :dunno:

I also don't know why my ex was on my mind. I think I'm trying to clear out old baggage and clutter in my head. Senility as you're describing it sounds sort of blissful. It would be like being with a new beau every night...but it would always be my big teddy bear of a DH! :)

Shad
04-07-2009, 06:31 PM
Thought I posted yesterday, guess I must have got waylaid cause it just aint here this morning.
I've been flat out trying to find 4 Generator mounts which are worth $112,256NZD each. Some I can find electronically, some I can find physically, one of them is described in the system as being in 3 places at once. Fairly impossible since they are big and they need cranes to move around. Maybe the Kiwis have found a way of rolling them around the hills??? Wouldn't put it past any of them.

Tomorrow night I go home for 4 whole days. Yahoo and yahoo and yahoo again. It will be nice to be surrounded by my own things again - to get some sun in my bones and maybe get rid of some of the aches and pains I seem to be developing. Sun deprivation seems to do that to me.

Sorry to here about all the crappy bits going on over there. I hope the DH has some luck with the unemployment office Happy. It will be a huge culture shock to him and he will need some hugs after that :hug: :grouphug: I well remember the first one I ever went to. What a palaver. If it is anything like over here, first he will be filling out forms, then he will get reduced to a number and then he will have to sit in a very uncomfortable chair until they see fit to call him back to the desk because they don't understand one of his answers. Then he is sent back to wait and finds that his chair is now occupied by a 7 foot tall, 400lb alpha male and there are no chairs left to sit on so he will have to lean on a dirty wall. It's either that or sit on the filthy carpet. Eventually after a 3 hour wait, you get called in the alpha females office and get spat at for even attempting to waste the governments money because you are too rich. And the women seem to be worse than the men. Just ask Mel. Meantime a fight has broken out in the waiting room and you can't leave the dragons office because chairs and bodies are flying all around and there is blood and teeth on the carpet and the cops are called. They only live next door, but take 20 minutes to get there and come with all sirens screaming and grinding gears and shrieking tyres. They break up the fight and damage a few more chairs which means there are less things to sit on when they tell you that you must front up at 4.25pm on Friday for a further interview. Of course when you get there on the Friday, the person you HAD TO HAVE the interview with has gone for the weekend. They only work to 3.00pm on Fridays. Bah humbug.

Michelle - I too have a bit of a sore throat and am not finding it easy to sleep right now. I'm either too hot or too cold and can't seem to get anywhere in the middle. I wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep again. It's a pain. Then in the morning I am really sluggish. Takes a couple of coffees to get past it and those from the machine and not the instant stuff.

Ceejay - glad to hear that you are having a break after all. Enjoy the time off.

Annie - from time to time we all put our foot in it and get in some sort of scrape at the office. No need to apologise for ranting. Crikey, I do it enough.

Mel - home over the weekend - fancy a chat???

MELODY525
04-08-2009, 08:02 AM
HAPPY~ POOR DH BUT I AM GLAD YOU TWO FINALLY FOUND IT. SOMEHOW THAT LOGO ON THE DOOR WITHOUT A SIGN SEEMS LIKE A VIOLATION TO ME! MAYBE THAT IS THE NEW PLAN TO LOWER THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE :rofl:

MICHELLE~ GET RID OF THOSE DREAMS!!! I THINK I REMEMBER TALKING ABOUT ALEVE BEFORE BUT HAVING A LOT OF SENIOR MOMENTS OVER HERE :lol3: :lol3: HOPE YOU WILL BE FEELING BETTER SOON. SENDING HEALING THOUGHTS YOUR WAY :hug:

GOING TO POST THIS PART SO I CAN TRY TO GET TO THE NEXT PAGE...HOLD ON A SEC:

SHAD~ YES I FANCY A CHAT IF YOU HAVE THE TIME. DAY? TIME? IT'S A LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND MY BOSS IS OFF FOR 5 DAYS. I AM ON CALL BUT HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE QUIET FOR AN HOUR!! :tantrum:

diyana
04-08-2009, 08:27 AM
Good morning ladies -

I'm really tired today...and I slept well. Go figure. :dunno: I went to the doc yesterday....I've got a bit of bursitis in my hip. He gave me some anti-inflammatories (that won't be as hard on my tummy as Aleve or Ibuprofen) and told me to come back in a couple weeks...or sooner if it gets worse. He said to avoid "overuse". He urged against exercises that work the hip, etc. Okay, and what cardio can I do? Maybe swimming. Hopefully I can fit into my bathing suit...because I don't think the Y allows skinnydipping (and I sure as heck don't have a skinnydipping body)! :yikes: :rofl:

Today is cubicle moving day for my team...we're moving upstairs to our new dept. It's sad - not working for my boss anymore...but the new boss seems nice.

Shad - I guess unemployment offices are the same worldwide...because, although it's been quite a few years, my experience pretty much matches your description. Sorry to hear you're not sleeping well...but at least you get to enjoy a nice long weekend at home! :woohoo: Enjoy!

Mel - No more bad dreams. :) You have mentioned Aleve before, and I was taking it and it was helping...but really messing with my stomach. I'll be better soon...I have to be. Spring is nearly here! :dancer:

Ceejay - Enjoy your vacation time with your uncles.

A big :wave: to Happy, Annie, Ruth, Patty and everyone!

Love and hugs to my wonderful worldly friends!

annie175
04-08-2009, 08:29 AM
Good Morning Ladies...and here it is hump day...again....

THis is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.....I am NOT having a day like the last two...

MEL...hmmmmm, makes me want to put in a dumb waiter shaft, I have a few peeps that I would like to throw down there.

Happy...we, too, can file unemployment on-line instead of appearing in person, however I did not know that and went to the office anyway, they in turn asked me if I had a computer and internet, I said yes, they told me to go home and file on line....WTF. Goodluck to DH today. Hoorah for those countries with big pay raises, however I don't think I would want to live in any of them.

Michelle...glad you are feeling somewhat better. I take Vit C everyday as a precaution to whatever comes my way. Obviously it does not help with headaches. My ex sometimes appears in my dreams, I wake up and wonder WTF that was all about. Sometimes he is even being nice to me.

Shad...home for 4 whole days. You need one more Yahoo on there!! I guess we should call you Snoop Dog in finding the generator mounts. SHeesh!

Well, the doc said my headaches are probably hormonal and period related. Oh great, not much one can do about that. THis has been the period from h*ll. Started on the 4th, went like h*llbangers for 5 days, cramps, flooding etc, and here it is the 8th and still have slight spotting. She set me up with an appt w/Gyno to see about endometrial ablation. Scraping and lazering of the lining of uterus. Then no periods. That would be grand. That appt is 4/13, this coming Monday.

Went to Curves last night as I will not be able to get back there till Friday or Saturday. Hair appt tonight, Tony tomorrow night, baby boy comes home on Friday. I may cut out of work early on Friday as I have been taking 30 minute lunches to do so.

Cheers, have a great Wednesday, hello to all.

Love and hugs

annie175
04-08-2009, 08:31 AM
Michelle...be careful moving with that hip. It is h*ll getting older, everything hurts....

happy2bme
04-08-2009, 08:39 AM
Hi there chicks,

The cool weather is over. Supposed to hit 70 today. Ahhh. Will have to get outside for a walk. I need to deliver 2 sets of neighborhood newsletters - that should do it.

Shad - your search for the generator mounts reminds me of DH's rants. Same piece of equipment in 3 different locations :dunno: I keep reminding him that in 2 weeks this won't matter any more. I hope you found yours though... Yay for going home. I can hear the cheer in your voice. Enjoy yourself. I feel the same way you do about the dark and chill on the bones. This recent cold snap made me feel all achy again. That means I will never be able to live in the far north reaches of Wisconsin with my cousins, even if I am hankering for something much more remote these days. :lol: Get all the sunny breezes that you can, hope the DS's partner doesn't annoy you and don't spent your entire break working around the house!

Good morning Mel. Did you get my chocolate Easter bunny when you were shopping at TJ's? :rofl:

I realized that living down here and not liking much of the take away food is really a big blessing. My numbers are good - blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. My only problems are slightly elevated blood sugar and after a week completely off the glucophage and it's nasty side effects - my blood sugar is only slightly higher than when I'm on it. So I am completely confused as to if I need this med. I think the benefits come mostly from what I can't see internally - like how my body processes sugar. Anyway, when I was talking to my sister about fast food places I miss, I realized we don't eat out anywhere near as much down here. That is probably one of the primary reasons for the good numbers. With that said, I will quit :censored: about missing my favorite Italian beef sandwiches, burgers and pizza :lol:

Michelle - I'm glad you see the positive side of senility. I'm thinking what would you think about the stranger who keeps following you around in your house, sneaking up behind you and squeezing your boobies (the DH you can't seem to remember) :lol3: DH and I keep laughing that one day we will both turn a corner from different rooms, run into each other, forget who the other is and start yelling for them to get out of "my" house. That's why I keep some pictures of us on the mantle so I know we belong together in case I forget. :rofl: Of course they ARE pictures in our younger days and there is the chance I won't recognize them either.

I went to bed an hour earlier last night and could have laid in bed an extra hour today. It always seems that way. Get 6 hours of sleep and I'm ok. Do 7 and I want 8. Go figure :dunno:

Anyway, I have to get to work so have a good one ladies. Sorry I didn't get to everyone today - I'll give you extra tomorrow ;)

happy2bme
04-08-2009, 08:47 AM
I see some of you posted over me. Oohh ohhh OOOOHHH Annie on the scraping. :yikes: But I'm sure it will help. Glad you are having a better day.

Michelle - I had bursitis too. I don't remember much about it and it was only 6 months ago. WTF is up with that?????? I think I had anti-inflammatories and I definitely went to physical therapy for 3 weeks. Between the 2 it did cure up. I think I was also told not to over do the exercise as it does make it worse. You're right that swimming being the best option for exercise. I did gentle walking - not heavy sprints. One of the treatments they did was the standard ultrasound wand in phys therapy. This time around I think it helped. Sorry I can't be of more use to you... I'll try and remember what I did.

diyana
04-08-2009, 03:13 PM
Annie - So sorry to hear you are having period issues still. Endometrial ablation? that doesn't sound like any fun, and sounds very painful to boot. But no more monthlies? That would be cool. Good for you for being so dedicated to Curves! You are the :queen: of exercise! Here, when you move cubes, you get a cart to put your stuff on...so the hip is fine. Thanks for asking!

Happy - 70 degrees??? (sigh) We're having mid-50s...which admittedly feels pretty warm. DH and I are planning on grilling out a lot this weekend! Yay! It's good that your numbers have improved and that you don't like your local take out food. I love Italian beef and good deep dish pizza...luckily we don't get them here either (except for a few rare places which are over 45 minutes away). But then of course, there is the beloved/dreaded frozen custard! :lol: A stranger sneaking up from behind and grabbing my boobs?? Could be fun! :rofl: It is good to have photos around to remind us that we should be together in the same house. I'm so ready for it to be Friday...luckily we get Friday afternoon off for Good Friday. This week seems to be dragging. I'm glad your bursitis cleared up. I already had appts in 2 weeks to see both my regular doc (for follow up on blood work and now for this bursitis) AND the sports med doc (for follow up on my shot). I'll see if either wants me to do PT - I guess it'll depend on how the anti-inflammatories help.

annie175
04-08-2009, 03:43 PM
Michelle...the ablation is only a one or two day down time. I am not worried about it much. I am actually excited about it.

Got my bloodwork back, potassium level is normal once again. Doc wants me to stay on the potassium one more month, then wait an additional month without, then have it checked again to see where I am at then.

GOtta get...later ladies

Shad
04-08-2009, 06:26 PM
Morning all.
One more 3/4 work day. Around 7 hours and I'm outa here. Yabba dabba doo. DS2 is picking me up - has already confirmed ETA times so I guess he will be there.

Happy - funny you should talk about sugar levels and all that stuff. DS1 and I were talking about that on the phone the other night. He had been for his annual and his sugar levels and cholestrol were according to the doc on the high side for his age. Now this kid is a vegetarian. Not much cholestrol in what he eats. However when I asked what the figures were, and he told me, they were spot on for mine. It's a family thing :rofl: I firmly believe that what ever history has gone before, you will be subject to at least half of those genes. My mother had high sugar levels, hig cholestrol and high blood pressure. My father had low cholestrol, high sugar levels and high blood pressure. I have cholestrol and blood sugar levels which although are on the high side, they still range in the 'NORMAL'. My blood pressure is fine - as long as I exercise. DS1 is the same. Genes will win out and it pays to know what and who the parents were and what they have or had, because if you don't something nasty will come back to bite you.

Annie - sorry to hear that you have to do the 'process' but it will be worth it in the end I am sure. Be sure to ask whether the process will end all symptons of menopause or pre menopause or whether you will have to put up with those without the periods as well. Some seem to, some don't. We're all different.

Michelle - ouch on the bursitis. Hope there is an indoor pool close by - else you might make conditions worse trying to bust the ice!! :rofl: Good luck on the move.

Mel - Make it Sunday morning my time and Saturday arvo yours??? Normal sort of thing around 3-00 to 4-00pm your time.

Okay - time to go check out the rolling generator mounts and to put the fear of SAP into a few heads around the place. The general idiocy is appalling.

MELODY525
04-09-2009, 08:16 AM
I LOST MY POST AND THE COPY/PASTE DIDN'T WORK EITHER. :cry:
I HAD NOTHING TO SAY FOR MYSELF ANYWAY:rofl: STILL IN A BRAIN FOG THIS MORNING. GOING INTO THE 60'S SO I WILL GET DRESSED AND GET OUTSIDE FOR A BIT
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY :moped:

SHAD~ SATURDAY IS FINE WITH ME. WE WILL PRAY FOR PEACE WITHIN THIS BLDG FOR THAT AFTERNOON!

ANNIE~ SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE GYNO PROB. WHAT WOMEN GO THRU HUH? WILL SEND YOU SOME GOOD HEALING THOUGHTS :yoga: HOPE THE REST OF THE WEEK GOES BETTER FOR YOU TOO :hug:

MICHELLE~ I HAVE THAT ALSO IN THE HIP. DO WHAT THE DRS SAY OR THE HIP CAN GET REMVENGE...I ENDED UP WITH CORTICO-STEROID SHOTS :yikes: KEEP IT COOL AND DON'T LET IT HEAT UP! :hug:

HAPPY~ HOPE THE WEATHER HELD UP FOR YOUR SPEEDY NEWSLETTER DELIVERY SERVICE!! I AM LIKE YOU...THE MORE I SLEEP THE MORE I WANT :cloud9:

annie175
04-09-2009, 08:35 AM
Good Morning All....

Seems this work week is almost over. Thank you Jesus!! I am only working a half day tomorrow, good Friday.

Shad...yes, I have heard even tho there is no flow, you may still get slight cramping, headaches, etc. I am just glad the flooding will stop. Even if I still have a light or normal flow that will be better than the flooding I get now.
I know what you mean on the genes, inheriting of ills. Both my parents have high blood pressure, sugar, gout, arthritis, heart troubles (Dad has had bypass, stints put in, pacemaker, and defibulator, Mom has a pacemaker). Mom has also had mini-strokes, breast cancer and serious thyroid problems. I have none of the above since losing all the weight. Two of my three brothers have sugar, two have high blood pressure. I feel very fortunate. Life could be a lot worse.

MEL...We are supposed to get to 60 tomorrow and through the weekend, with rain tonight and tomorrow. Hopefully gone for the weekend so the Easter bunny doesn't get wet, whoever the h*ll that is...lol

Tony is coming over tonight, may make a meatloaf, got the meat in the fridge thawing, will have to do something with it. Kind of would like to go work out and tan rather than all that, but oh well. Funny I would pick work out/tanning over the Tone. I guess it is all about me...hehehehe.

Not much else going on, got about 17 action items to day with only 2 done so far. Guess I had better get busy.

Hello to all.

Love and Hugs

happy2bme
04-09-2009, 08:58 AM
Morning chicks,

I did a big ole post and when I hit post it just hung and hung and I had to cancel my browser and lost it. Since it hung I couldn't go back and copy it to save it. :mad:

No time to repost. So have a good one all. I am jealous of those off or with partial days tomorrow. :s:

jollygirl
04-09-2009, 09:51 AM
Hi all. Got room for one more? I used to post on 3FC fairly regularly, but for one reason or another, have not for about a year. I lost a lot of the weight I needed to, but let some of it slide back on. I need support, and accountability from others, to tell me to get real when I think self medicating with food is ok. I need help from others to keep perspective and take control.

Can I join you all?

diyana
04-09-2009, 10:42 AM
Happy Thursday ladies -

I'm wishing it was Friday...but at least Friday is in sight and tomorrow is only a 1/2 day at work! Yay!

Shad - Enjoy a lovely Easter weekend at home! I agree with you about the fun health related stuff we inherit from our parents. My dad had high BP, my mom had sugar issues, both had cholesterol issues and cancer. Fun stuff. Not! The Y near where I live has an indoor pool. I don't like it too much because it is soooo chlorinated and messes with my asthma! But I'll give it a try this weekend. All the ice has melted but the water temps are still in the 40s and 50s...so no lake swimming for me...not until June or July at least.

Mel - Enjoy your day out in the warm weather. I used up my allotment of steroid shots for the next six months with the one I got for my back....so, I'm just going to follow doc's orders and behave myself and use lots and lots of ice. It's doing better today. Yay!

Annie - I've noticed that when my flow is heavier, I sometimes get to feeling weak and a little light headed. You'd pick working out over Tony?? You must REALLY like Curves!

Happy - I'm surprised that you don't get 1/2 or full day off tomorrow! Don't you live in the Bible Belt??

Ceejay - I hope you're enjoying your time off.

Jolly - Great to hear from you after all this time!!! I've missed you. Welcome to Worldlies!! There's always room for another Worldly Chick! Are you still living in Waukesha County? Or is it Dodge County? Sorry, I can't remember where you moved to! Weren't you taking some sort of exams?? How did the exams go? Do you still go to the gym a lot? I remember you used to go to the WAC almost daily! I've turned into quite the gym rat too, believe it or not. Of course, I've been having back pain and now bursitis in my hip, so exercise is less frequent and less intense.

A big :wave: to Ruth, Patty and everyone!

Love and hugs,

ceejay52
04-09-2009, 11:47 AM
Didn't post yesterday. oops. Worked outside for most of the afternoon.
It's suppose to rain tonight.

Just bought 2 boxes of Krispy Kreme do-nuts. Will be taking those to work when they arrive around april 24th.

Annie
Hope the procedure works for you.

Jolly
Glad to have you join us chicks.

Michelle
Be gentle with the bursitis.

Hello to mel, shad and happy. :wave:

I'm enjoying my mini vacation. Going to do this more often.

happy2bme
04-09-2009, 01:18 PM
Hopefully I can get this post through... ever since my paid subscription ran out, it's been more difficult to maneuver through here. :(

Ceejay - RUN from the Krispy Kremes :rofl: So light, so easy to eat 3, 4, 5 - the whole dozen :lol: Oh wait, I shouldn't be talking like that :o That mini-vacation sounds like exactly what you needed.

Michelle - it's slowly coming back to me about the bursitis. In physical therapy they had me doing the recumbant bike. Then I had a bunch of crazy exercises to stretch the hip area. Had to stand in goofy positions sometimes to the point I thought I'd fall over and break something. Unfortunately, unlike up north, they never gave me pictures and so once I stopped doing them, I forgot what they were. Sorry I'm not much help. The bursitis was really painful so I hope you get some relief soon.

Hi Jolly - welcome back - you are certainly welcome here. Congrats on the pounds down so far. Did you ever get to pursue your dream of law school?

I saw a blurb on the news. A farm in Mississippi is selling (live) colored chicks and ducks for Easter. I think that's animal cruelty. One to dye the poor animals. 2 to sell them to little kids who will squeeze and frighten them and have no blinking idea how to take care of them. I don't even want to think of their fate 3 weeks from now.

With all the medical issues in my family - cancer, heart disease, diabetes, weight problems - I should probably be dead by now. Actually dead isn't so bad because once it happens, there's not much to care about. It's the hanging around being crippled and dependent on others that worries me so.

Oops, someone wants me. Gotta run. Hello to the rest.

annie175
04-09-2009, 02:54 PM
Michelle...I am just feelin it for Curves today....we will see. I do get a bit b*tchy, light headed, crotchety, weak, short, just a little when flo is here. But just a little..hahaha

Jolly....sure, my vote is jump right in here, post away.

Ceejay...glad the mini-vaca is a success.

Much love and many hugs

MELODY525
04-09-2009, 05:30 PM
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WELCOME JOLLY AND CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR LOSS. JUST MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME AND TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF......I'M NOSY! :rofl:

HAPPY~ I TRY NOT TO THINK ABOUT THOSE POOR CHICKS AND DUCKS. :cry: CHEER UP THOUGH...I WAS ABUSED AND I'M STILL ALIVE AND WELL :lol3: :lol3:

ANNIE...I AM TRYING TO WAG MORE AND BARK LESS! :rofl: IT'S GOING TO BE MY NEW MANTRA FOR A BETTER LIFE! HAD A LAUGH ABOUT THE TONE MAN VS EXERCISING! :rofl:

JEANETTE~ JUST WALK AWAY FROM THE DONUTS AND NO ONE GETS HURT!!! WHAT WERE BYOU THINKING WHEN YOU ORDERED THEM????:faint: I BETTER SEE THOSE 2 BOXES GO TO WORK!! :rofl: :rofl:

MICHELLE...WE NEED TO GET RID OF THESE BLACK CLOUDS THAT KEEP HANGING AROUND ABOVE OUR HEADS. SEEMS LIKE YOU AND I ARE TAKING TURNS WITH THE BOO BOOS!! :tantrum:


:ebike: I CAME BACK TO REPORT THAT I HAVE 80 MINUTES IN ALREADY AND IF I STICK TO THIS NEW ROUTINE, I WILL HAVE MY WEEKENDS FREE. ITS TOO HARD TO DO A LOT OF STUFF ON THE WEEKENDS AND KEEP ANSWERING THE DOOR/PHONE/RADIO ETC.
I AM LIKING THE CHANGES I'VE BEEN MAKING. IN THE SUMMER I THINK I'LL GO BACK TO THE IDEA OF POSTING AT NIGHT. I WANT MY MORNINGS FREE. I DIDN'T LAST LONG OUTSIDE TODAY. THE WIND WAS UNREAL AND IT FELT LIKE WINTER TO ME! ALSO THE CONSTRUCTOS NBEHIND ME KEEP SENDING CLOUDS OF DUST EVERWHERE!! WILL THIS EFFING BUILDING EVER BE FINISHED??? :faint:
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT. JUST WANTED TO COME BACK AND WELCOME JOLLY.

Shad
04-09-2009, 06:03 PM
Morning all,
And :welcome: Jolly. Have we met previously on Red Balloons challenge thread?

I'm home, the sun is shining, I'm wearing shorts and a tee. The grass is growing and the weeds are too. Time to go out and attack them for a while. DS2 is due at the airport (along with new lady friend) at 12.00 so I have a couple of hours before I have to get cleaned up and get them away to their tropical island holiday (on the island next to the one where the worlds dream job was supposed to be) on Daydream Island. Apparently that job was real - they had something like 36000 video and dvd applications. Bit the poor applicants didn't realise that to get a job like that, you would have to jump through multiple and varying hoops. I heard that they had got the applications down to 10 but haven't heard any more. Personally I still think it is some sort of rort being pulled but then I'm a cynic - particularly about working and working conditions. If all goes to normal plan, they will probably pick on a bunch of Indians who will do the job cheaper but leave the place weighed down by rubbish and definitely not finished. Lordy but I am getting old and bitter.

Ceejay - get rid of those doughnuts fast. Have a good weekend.

Happy - sorry to hear that the site is being naughty for you. It can be a problem here but only at funny times, so I suspect when I have problems it is the sisters doing backups.

Michelle - watch that hip. You can still do upper body strength exercises from the comfort of the edge of the bed or an armless chair. No excuses. Might not give you the endorphins you crave but it's exercise.

Annie - exercise over the beautiful bloke??? Who'd a thunk it.

Mel - stay out of the wind and be careful. I'd like to chat to a whole person on Sunday. (My time). If you need to change send an email. I'm fairly easy. None of my friends want to see me at 6.00am anyway. And the weeds don't care about the time.

And thats about it. Coffee is done, toast is done. Toasted one might say. Time to get on with the day.

diyana
04-10-2009, 08:12 AM
Happy Good Friday ladies!

Today is going to be a great day! I'm in a good mood because our offices are closing at noon. DH is off today, so he's going to do a little cleaning for me, and also take the patio furniture and BBQ grill out of the storage shed. We're going to grill out tonight for dinner. Today is the day for the Milwaukee Brewers (baseball) first home game of the season...and while we weren't able to get tickets...we decided to have a little tailgate party on the patio and watch the game! Tomorrow, we're getting our boat out of storage and either this weekend or next we'll be out on one of the nearby lakes or rivers! I can't wait. It seems Spring is finally here. I hope we don't get any more cold, yucky weather...not until November.

Ceejay - Glad to hear you're enjoying your mini-vaca!

Happy - Thanks for the suggestion about the recumbent bike. I'm going to get back to the gym tomorrow. Very sad about the colored chicks and ducks...but hopefully they'll go to homes where they will be loved and well cared for.

Annie - Did Curves win out over Tony? Your son is coming home today, right? BTW, I'm definitely working on wagging more and barking less. :)

Mel - Good for you on all that exercise! Hopefully you'll have nice weather this weekend to get outside a little. Are Jen and Richie going to be around this weekend?

Shad - Ah to be wearing shorts and a tee...we've got another month or so before it gets warm enough here for that. Thanks for the reminder about upper body exercise. Gonna get back to it either tonight or tomorrow.

Well, I've got less than 5 hours to get LOTS of work done...so I'd better get to it.

I'll try and check in later or tomorrow....Happy Easter to all just in case I don't get back here!

Love and hugs to all,

MELODY525
04-10-2009, 08:26 AM
GOOD MORNING SHADDIE...ALL IS WELL SO FAR FOR THE CALL. I WAS GOING TO DO THE RINGING IF YOU GIVE ME A CLOSER TIME? :welcome: HOME AND HOPE THE HEAT HEALS THE SOUL. :hug: GOOD LUCK TO THE DS2 FOR THE DREAM JOB. IT WOULD BE NICE TO FIND SOMEONE ACTUALLY GOT SOMETHING THEY WOULD LOVE. CHAT SOON.

MICHELLE~ BASEBALL, CLOSING OFFICES, GRILLING, A LOVING DH AND A BOAT. NOW IT JUST DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THAT HUH? :hug: HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AS WELL MY FRIEND.

THE OTHER DAY I DECIDED TO ORDER 4 PANTS AND 4 TOPS THAT ATE A BIT STRETCHIER THAN SOME OF THE SUMMER STUFF I HAVE. WITH JEN GONE MOST OF THE SUMMER, I LIKE TO KNOW I HAVE CLOTHES I CAN GET OUT OF. ONE DAY I TRIED ON CLOTHES AND HAD TO HAVE JUDY COME UP HERE AND GET ME OUT OF A TOP. HAD THE OFFICE BEEN CLOSED I WOULD HAVE CUT IT OFF :rofl: SO I BOUGHT THE "OVERSIZED" STYLE.
OOPS!! ALMOST FORGOT....RICHIE GOT A CALL BACK INTO WORK. THE JOB ES ABLE TO REPLENISH FUNDS AND ORDERED THE FURS. THE SHIP CAME IN THIS WEEK AND IT'S UNLOADING. THERE WILL BE WORK ON MONDAY. HALLELULAH! :cb: NOTHING ELSE IS NEW.
HAPPY GOOD FRIDAY/SATURDAY :moped:

happy2bme
04-10-2009, 09:33 AM
Good morning ladies,

Easter is upon us. Time is just flying away. Will be opening the pool soon. I got used to a candy shop up north for chocolate and will not be ordering it online so Easter will not be the caloric temptation it once was. Good thing as I am up a few pounds being off my meds and having some saltier dinners this week. DH wanted ham and we decided to go with a Honey Baked ham from the store. Actually I decided it. DH found a recipe he thought sounded interesting but the store bought hams you cook seem to be so full of salt. The honey baked ham never seems that salty to me and since the slices are so thin, you can eat less too. I figured I can freeze part of it so that we aren't eating ham meals for a month straight :lol: I'll be making potato salad too as DH likes that. And some ambrosia :T Corn for DH I suppose and I'm thinking some fresh roasted asparagus for me sounds good.

Mom will be here in a week and a half so I need to get cracking around the house. Also need to choose a medical insurance plan and call my benefits department since we only have about 2 weeks of insurance left. I keep peeking online waiting for the claim to come through for the heart test. I'm in fear of what this will cost and more importantly, what my part of the bill will be. It's kind of like when you've had a bad week and you don't want to get on the scale and you sort of avert your eyes when you look. Or when you get pregnant and you're all excited and then about 7 months later you start to think about what's going to happen when the baby comes OUT - stuff like LABOR :yikes: :lol:

Mel - can relate somewhat to what you are saying about the clothes. If you've ever had a really, really bad back problem/sciatica bout - you can look at the simple act of lifting your leg to put pants on or try to get your underwear or socks on and it's like Mt. Kilamanjaro - you stand there for minutes and can't figure out how to do it. I'm glad you found some clothes that you can maneuver. Hope you look pretty :queen: So glad to hear that Ritchie got some work. I'm sure it's a big relief all around. Have a good time with Shad - don't talk about me :nono: :D

Michelle - that tailgate party sounds like so much fun! What a great idea. Unless you live in a hideaway winter spot, I think people cannot understand the great excitement we have for "pulling out the bbq grill" for the season. :hungry: Yum yum. Although with snow last week I can't imagine getting out on the cold water in a boat yet. Brrrrrrrrrr. Have a great weekend.

Shad - had heard that they have thousands of applicants for that island job but after your commentary on what it really meant, it didn't sound so appealing. Guess someone will be surprised. I think it's hard not to be a cynic in today's world. Idiocracy abounds. I'm thinking that when I stop complaining it will be because I've become an idiot myself and have come to accept the stupidity and normal and ok. Then the logical part of me says I am waiting my life (and growing belly fat) by being annoyed a good part of the time. :dunno: Have a good visit with the family and enjoy your time home as you will no doubt be swishing back to the airport soon yourself.

So what was it Annie - meatloaf (I'll take some if you have leftovers please) or Curves and a tanning bed? We await further adventures...

Enjoy your vacation Ceejay.

:wave: to Patty and Rose and Ruth.

I need to get some work done. See yah...

annie175
04-10-2009, 10:57 AM
Good Friday Morning....

I had to run the staff meeting today, yikes, it makes me so nervous, I actually came back to my office and had an aniexty attack, with no Xanax in my purse. I got through it tho...

Well, I tried to call Tony on my way home from work to actually cancel with him, however he was almost to my house, so I didn't have the heart.

Happy...I did have leftover meatloaf however I sent it home with Tony for hime and the boys tonight. Tony said the boys ate it all when he got home and that I am a good cooker. haha. I made it with BBQ sauce instead of ketchup. Also addeed a 1/2 lb of maple sausage. It was quite good. Have a good visit with you momma.

MEL...I have 75 minutes of exercise in this week so far. Plan to do the Curves thing tonight or tomorrow morning. Also dancing tomorrow night as we are going to Mickey's Irish Pub to watch my brother's band.

Shad...welcome back home, have a good visit with your son and new GF. Let us know what you think about the new GF.

Michelle...We had our new northern Indiana rep in for staff meeting this morning, he is actually from Milwaukee. He brought cheese curds to share with us. Quite yummy but tasted a little salty to me. Didn't eat too many but they were good. Oh wow, getting the boat out, I love boating and fishing, wish I were there with you to go.

I guess I am having Easter at my house. Honey baked ham for us too. Just going to add a few of the norms, mashed potatos, green beans, salad, rolls, angeled eggs (don't like the devil), taste the same tho. Some type of cake for dessert, haven't decided what kind to make yet. Maybe pineapple upside down cake.

Have a great Easter...

Love and Hugs

Shad
04-10-2009, 05:47 PM
Morning all,

Mel - I will ring you at 6.00am Sunday my timeand 4.00pm Saturday your time unless you would prefer later. Do not ring me unless you run into strife and need an alibi for an earlier time. By the way, we nearly didn't make it as far as phone calls go. DS2 took the phone jack out of the wall as requested so I could tile the last bit in the kitchen this weekend. However what neither of us realised was that there is two types of phone jacks in this house - one which carries the main phone line and the other the extension line. So we merrily tore it out of the wall and when he was somewhere over Bundaberg or Gladstone taking the G/F to Daydream Island, I discovered I no longer had a phone line and therefore no internet connection. So I left a message on his mobile (from my mobile) to ring me - which he duly did. DS, I said, I have this problem. I have 6 terminals in this plug, eight wires, two blue, two white, two black and two red. Which are necessary to make the phone go? OOOOh AAAAAh he said, can't remember. I said that as far as I could see only two of the terminals were in use, since when he ripped it out, it broke some of the skinny little wires and they were still attached to the two terminals. Aaaah he said - try twisting one lot of four together and put the lot on one and the other lot on the other. So I did - no phone. So I did some feminine powers of logic and deduction and opened up the other phone jack and saw only 1 blue and 1 white connected to that. Tried it on the other phone jack. No phone. So I then sat and thought over a cup of tea and a television program about Grand Design homes. And I realised that originally the black and red wires were still fully encased in their plastic casing so maybe we didn't need those one. And they weren't used on the second phone jack. Aha (pity we don't have a light bulb moment smiley). So I cleaned up the terminals and got down to some good straight blue and white wires, twisted them together and attached them. First I tried one white and one blue together and repeated for the other terminal - but that didn't work, so I tried two blues and two whites and voila we have phone and internet again. So am I good or what???? Texted DS2 that I had solved the problem and so he could now enjoy his holiday without further ado from the mother.

Annie - Anything that doesn't kill us, makes us stronger right??? So you now know that you can get through a staff meeting without having to drug yourself up afterwards? Was this something of a payback from the boss?

Michelle - Hunting and fishing this early in the season. Good luck to you. Enjoy the weekend.

Happy - ham and potato salad for a meal. Could anything be nicer?? I'm on my way. I may try to ring you just to say hello one day over the period I am home. Don't know when or where but don't stay home because of it - I have a lot of things on my plate to do and just may not get to it. Mel is sort of a captive audience IYKWIM.

You may remember I purchased a chest of drawers at the same time as I purchased the bbq and outdoor table and chairs. Well the jolly thing arrived and I was in Melbourne and there was a hassle with the delivery because DS2 works 10 or 12 hour days and the store doesn't deliver in my area on a Saturday. So we made a deal that they would deliver Easter Saturday as a special favour some weeks back - only for the storeman to ring me back and tell me that they would not be open for deliveries on Easter Saturday after all very sorry etc. So eventually I agreed with DS2 to go pick it up in his precious ute. Rang the bloke back and asked if someone would be availabe to help him load it - the thing is made of solid Jarrah hardwood and is freakin' heavy - and Dennis (of the menace variety) said he would be there. I warned him about the prized possessions - DS2's ute and my chest of drawers - and Dennis laughed and said he would be very careful. Apparently he must have remembered this and very gingerly approached the Ute with the chest of drawers. He told DS2 that I had threatened havoc and vengeance if he damaged the chest of drawers and that he just KNEW that DS2 would manage havoc and vengeance if they damaged the Ute. Besides which DS2 had the vehicle that he was saving up for and coveted. Personally I think between the pair of them they would have sacrificed my chest of drawers for the Ute should there have been any danger. Well thanks guys.
Now I had warned DS2 to get some of his neanderhal mates around to help shift the thing from the ute to the house. DS2 employed the new G/F :yikes: she must be loving. But he decided to take it in the short way and put it in the lounge instead of taking it down to the bedroom through the back gate and sliding door. Then they put it down in the lounge where the entertainment unit and TV are going to go, and that is where it has stayed. And dang it - doesn't it look that good there that it seems to belong and is just right for the telly - maybe it will stay there and I will have to go buy another!!!

Okay - time to go do some further work in the garden and maybe mow the lawns. I'm doing 15 minute timeslots here and it is amazing how much you can achieve from the list in that quarter of an hour. It's really still too warm to go crazy and work, work, work. But oh how nice is it to hear the birds instead of the trucks, to smell the roses instead of the exhaust fumes and to be able to go outside and touch the good earth. High rise living has some merits but it's not a long term solution for this chicklet.
Have a wonderful Good Friday.

happy2bme
04-10-2009, 11:00 PM
:idea: aha but we DO have a light bulb smiley! :idea:

Very ingenious of you woman to figure out the phone lines. I would say I expect no less but even that exceeds the boundaries. Glad you got the phone working again. Loved the story about the chest and the UTE. :rofl: Glad to hear that both made it from the store safe and sound. And what a pleasant surprise to find that the chest looks just as nice in a place you didn't intend it to. Sometimes things work out that way. I hope we can catch up for a few minutes if the schedules allow. Otherwise I have to write Mel :write: and tell her what to say to you :callme: since I haven't mastered how to international dial from my house without spending $200.

Just got off the phone with sister. Apparently I am going to have alot more left over ham than I thought as we have about the same size half hams (hers is 2 pounds bigger) and she got hers to feed 11 people and there's just me and DH and the cat. So I'm saving a big plate of ham and potato salad for you Shaddie. Anyone else too. Nice ham bone left over for anyone liking split pea soup (probably the 2nd worst soup next to cabbage soup that I will not eat).

Annie - my sister also makes meatloaf with BBQ sauce and everyone loves it. I consider myself to be quite a good cook but I just can't make decent hamburgers or meatloaf so I live vicariously through others :lol: Pineapple upside down cake sounds delish. Fruit based stuff goes well with ham. Have a good time dancing - great cardio and fun too.

I am actually still working at this hour - tho at home. Trying to tweak the data to get a new report. It's kind of interesting and nothing on TV tonight so I just kept working. I want to see if I can finish it tonight so nighty night ladies.

Shad
04-10-2009, 11:51 PM
Ham o roast beef plus potato salad make a fab sandwich when put between either fresh multigrain or wholemeal bread or even better a solid dark rye bread. Yummo

MELODY525
04-11-2009, 08:47 AM
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IT'S EASTER AT SHADDIE'S HOUSE AND SHE IS HOME AND EVEN HAS A PHONE!! LET'S GO SURPRISE HER AND STEAL ALL HER EASTER GOODIES! :bunny2:

SHAD~ I WOULD HAVE GIVEN UP SEEING ALL THOSE WIRES AND BEEN HAPPY NO ONE COULD CALL ME!! :lol3: :lol3:

HAPPY~ THE POOL!! :breach: I AM SO READY FOR SOME SUN TANNING! BY THE WAY...I LOVE YOUR KITTY...HE LOOKS READY FOR THE TANNING SESSION TOO! IF I LEAVE THE HOUSE NOW AND MISS SHAD'S CALL, I MIGHT JUST MAKE IT IN TIME FOR DINNER.....NOW WHERE DID I PUT ALL THOSE EXTENSION CORDS :dunno:

ANNIE~ CHEESE CURDS, A NEW REP AND TRIED TO CANCEL TONY?! WHAT A DAY YOU WERE HAVING :hug: I REMEMBER THE OLD DAYS WHEN YOU COULD SMOKE IN THE SUPERMARKET....WELL WHEN I FELT AN ATTACK COMING ON I WOULD LIGHT A CIGARETTE AND KEEP POING. GUESS THEY WERE THE FIRST "XANAX":rofl: BUT I KNOW FEELING LIKE THAT IS NO FUN :hug:


:rain: LORD....MORE RAIN AND A 7AM SMOKE ALARM. DON'T THESE PEOPLE KNOW I TOOK A ZYRTEC AND WAS HAPPILY INSIDE SOME STUPID DREAM???? :dizzy: PLEASE LET THIS NOT BE AN INDICATOR OF WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GOING TO BE LIKE :faint: FOR EASTER, WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO COOK AND MAYBE DO A TAKE OUT. I AM GLAD CAUSE I'M NOT FEELING LIKE A CHEF AND NEITHER IS JEN. I HAVE BOTH CHICKEN AND SHRIMP TEMPURA IN THE FRIDGE FROM TRADER JOE'S. I EVEN HAVE LOADS OF JASMINE RICE AND VEGGIES. ALL READY TO POP INTO THE OVEN AND MICRO. Hmmmm...NOW THAT'S A PLAN TOO. ANYWAY....I SIT HERE PLANNING AND AM ON DRUGS...WHAT DO I KNOW :rofl:
HAPPY SATURDAY!!!
HAPPY EASTER SHADDIE :easter2:


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happy2bme
04-11-2009, 01:17 PM
... We open with a little In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida for Mel and her drug addled brain. Oh wait, not THOSE kind of drugs :smoking: :rofl: Funny but I can barely remember walking anywhere inside and smoking away. I remember people sneaking smokes in the movie theaters (up in the balconies) but I was a bit young for that. I do remember myself sneaking a smoke on the back of the bus as I was going downtown to my job at Sears after school. All the "old people" would stare but unless the bus driver specifically yelled, we didn't put it out. Such a punk I was. :lol: I remember smoking on airplanes until it got too much for even me. What I subjected poor DH to and he quit in '75.

But I digress (so easy to do). Happy Easter Saturday to all. Everyone ready for dinner tomorrow?

So potato salad on a sandwich Shad? Down there they put coleslaw on a BBQ sandwich. At first I thought - WHAT? but tried it and I love it. So... I'm thinking... might be interesting with potato salad on a ham sandwich :chin: Not so sure about the roast beef since I like my roast beef sandwiches dripping with au jus. But thanks for the suggestion. I will try it out.

Mel - I hope you have a quiet afternoon but don't bet on it. Just hurl those little chocolate eggs at people. If you hit them smack in the forehead it will make a cool clunking sound and might leave a nice welt. They will get the message :s:

I stayed up until 2am last night working on my new reports for work. Slept in a bit today and spent the morning talking over neighborhood association stuff with DH. Now it's noon and I am still in pajamas and hungry for lunch. Nothing done around the house either and I have to finalize my menu and pick up a few groceries. I really need to turn into an early to bed early to rise kinda girl. :rolleyes:

So, off the computer and let's get busy. Hope you all have a nice weekend and Happy Easter to you all - blessings for peace in our life and new beginnings for those of us who struggle.
:egg: ab c :easter3: ab c :easter2:

MELODY525
04-12-2009, 08:09 AM
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.....AND NOW IT'S OUR HAPPY EASTER DAY!!!:easter3:
:bunny:HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND HOPE THE BUNNY BROUGHT YOU JUST A FEW GOODIES TO CELEBRATE WITH.
:egg:HE BESTOWED ME SOME KISSES ON ME :chockiss::chockiss::chockiss: I PUT THEM IN THE FRIDGE TO HIDE THEM .....AND FROM MYSELF ALSO!!!
:bunny2:HAD A LOVELY CHAT WITH MY OZZIE SISTER. :yay: ALL IS RIGHT WITH MYSELF AND THE WORLD NOW! :cheer3: I AM OFF TO GET BREAKFAST. KIDS SHOULD BE HERE SOON. LOVE TO ALL :love:

:easter2: HAPPY~ I CAN HEAR THAT SONG IN MY HEAD NOW. :rofl: ENJOY YOUR DINNER. DON'T FORGET TO AIR OUT MOM'S ROOM!! THE TIME GROWS NEAR. YOUR POST ABOUT DINNER REMINDED ME OF TURKEY SAMMIES WITH STUFFING AND CRANBERRY SAUCE ON IT. YUM :hun:
SENDING THE DH GOOD VIBES FOR WORK CONTACTS:hug:

happy2bme
04-12-2009, 12:11 PM
Good morning chicks,

Happy Easter to you all.

The Easter bunny did not stop here because for some reason there don't appear to be bunnies in Memphis. In 4 years that we've been here, I swear I have only seen one. And that was when we were in the woods on a walking path. Lordy, I hope it's not because people eat them down here. ***shudder***. So I have no temptation of chocolates or Easter sweets in my basket. DH came and woke me up early this morning. He thought it was Monday and that I had forgotten to set the alarm. No harm really because I needed to get up and make dessert as well as get the potatoes baking for potato salad.

The hummingbirds are back :dance: I thought I saw one zip past me last week but was not sure. Today when I opened the blinds for the windows facing the back yard I saw the critter zip to the patio. It found nothing and hovered over the holly - as if to say - hey WHERE'S DINNER????? We cooked up a batch of hummer juice and put out 2 feeders. We both thought it was a bit early for them - it's still quite cool out and while we have lots of flowering trees, there's slim pickings if anything in the way of nectaring flowers right now for them to feed from. And coming back from the Gulf of Mexico, I imagine they are quite hungry from their long journey north.

Thanks for the phone call yesterday Shad. Was good to catch up with you and hear your voice again. DH says hi, he would have said hello earlier but thought I was chatting with momma.

Thanks for the good vibes Mel, I caught them and passed them along to DH who is trying to put his resume together right now :D Hope you have a nice dinner with the kids.

Ruthie should be happy that the Obamas chose a Portugese Water Dog as the new White House puppy. Will give good press to the breed. I'm sure breeders are delighted at the news.

I have to figure out some way of bringing back the holiday feeling while living out here far away from family. Holidays just have no meaning any more since we moved down here - except for Christmas when we go back to my "home". Can't even invite friends over since they are all off with their families too. And it's too far to drive / too expensive to fly back for a short weekend. At least Mom will be here for Mothers Day and that will be nice. I can fuss over her :hug:

I think I'm going to go shower up, fix myself up and go put on something pink :D

Have a nice Easter everybody.

diyana
04-12-2009, 01:37 PM
Happy Easter ladies --

Looks like you all are enjoying Easter! Yay! DH and I have had a nice relaxing weekend, getting a few things done around the house, grilling out and watching baseball. More of the same for today. :)

I feel much better knowing that the Aussie/US talks happened yesterday. I can sense that all is now truly right with the world! And it sounds like Happy and Mel enjoyed their chats with Ms. Shaddie!

I've been on the 'puter all morning doing some website work. We didn't have any plans this a.m. anyway, and the more work I do, the more my clients pay me. :) But now there's plenty of time left to enjoy the sunny day. I'm going out to feed the birds, work in the yard a little and help DH put our new boat cover on our boat. :)

Love and hugs to all,
Michelle

happy2bme
04-12-2009, 02:48 PM
thunder boomers moving in down here. Big line of storms headed our way :rain:

Shad
04-12-2009, 06:09 PM
Not thundering here - just solid grey and showers and humidity. Weather sure is weird this year. Usually by Easter we have blue skies, balmy breezes and warm but not hot temps. Somewhere in the 70-80's. However I got to admit that everything is very green out there and not horribly scrunched up brown stuff like previous years.

Okay, so now the world is set to rights, I can return to Melbourne with a happy heart. One thing I was wrong about was that captain of the ship who is now rescued. Well done. Giving into pirates or terrorists, hard as it may be to refuse, is never going to get the threat to go away.

The backyard is looking quite good. Still a lot of work to be done there but at least I seem to have conquered the worst of the weeds there. There wasn't half as many as last time. Get them under control and I can't start elsewhere. The groundcover in the rose garden is beginning to take over and it also has a perfume - I'd forgotten that. Nice surprise.

So today I had better get on with the inside stuff and get that cleaned up a bit. I've done the bathroom already but need to get on with the rest and sweep up the cat fur - she's moulting again - and the cobwebs and dust bunnies that seem to have proliferated. I won't have time to get the place bombed for insects but that can happen when I come home May 1st for my next weekend at home.

The Obama's have a Portuguese Water Dog named Bo. Apparently it seems he was too boisterous for his previous family - wonder if he has some of Lucy's characteristics. Should be plenty of eye glasses at the White House for him to chew and hide. Hope they are not in the habit of leaving keys or phones around either. Ruth should get a few giggles out of the actions and reactions in the House from now on.

Better go drink my tea and get on with the day. See you

ceejay52
04-12-2009, 10:28 PM
Hi ladies,
I've had a good week end, but had to drive home in the rain which I litterally detest.

More later.

diyana
04-13-2009, 07:30 AM
Happy Monday ladies -

The weekend went too quickly. But I did manage to get my 1.5 hours of exercise in for the week...a little at a time. I had to start work at 6 am today, so I really don't have time for anything more than a quick post right now. Hopefully I'll be able to write more later.

I hope you all had a nice Easter!

Love and hugs to all,

MELODY525
04-13-2009, 07:57 AM
I AM ZIPPING IN AND OUT TO SAY HAPPY MONDAY LIKE HAPPY'S BIRDS. HAVE A GREAT DAY. PROBABLY BE TOO TIRED WHEN I GET BACK TO POST. IT WAS AN "ALARMING" WEEKEND. THE RINGING OF ALARMS SEEMED NONSTOP FOR 3 DAYS. I AM GLAD IT'S OVER :rofl:
HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:

annie175
04-13-2009, 08:30 AM
Monday, monday, do do do dado tido...yes that is me singing. I know you can't reconginize it, couldn't if you actually heard it either. haha

Shad...no, running the staff meeting was not a pay back from the boss. She was actually out on vacation. It was a pay back whether she knew it or not. Fixing phones now, dang Shaddie is there anything you can't do? You are the techies of the tech world.

Happy...working late on Friday night, till 1:00 am no less. You have a great life like I do. Hope DH gets some good news on the job front.

MEL...we are having thunder boomers here today. Easter was marvelous. SUnny a bit breezy and 62 degrees. Too bad we don't have youngins young enough to have a egg hunt. It would of been perfect. That dang Easter bunny hopped all over my house yesterday morning and there was not a sole there, just me and Hella Bella till about noon. Baby boy came home Friday but stayed at his cousin's house Sat night.

Michelle...have a great day at work. You made it it kind of early today. Drinkin' coffee to stay awake?

Ceejay....glad you made it home safely.

Bad racial joke: The gardner at the white house got fired. He was standing by the oval office and asked where the spade and hoe were.

Hello to everyone. Have a marvy Monday.

Love and Hugs

diyana
04-13-2009, 10:15 AM
Hi ladies -

I've got a couple minutes...so I figured I'd post. My hip is doing a little better, and my back is doing a bit better...so I'm gonna get to the gym tonight and start slowly working back up to where I was. I did not do well with my eating all weekend...too much snacking....too much soda...not enough water or veggies. I've got to go for a blood test this Saturday (cholesterol, blood sugar, etc.), and I'm hoping it turns out well...but given my behaviors...I have my doubts.

Shad - Congrats on fixing your phone issue! I'll bet there's NOTHING you cannot do! We didn't get fishing...DH has to do some spring maintenance on the boat first. Maybe next weekend. I've never thought of putting potato salad on ham or roast beef sandwiches, or coleslaw on BBQ sandwiches for that matter. But I do enjoy my Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwiches with stuffing and cranberry sauce! MMMMMMM Good for you for getting so much outside work done, and getting to the inside work as well. I'm sure the Obama's (especially the girls) will enjoy their new dog!

Happy - I would DEFINITELY use your leftover ham/ham bone to make pea soup. I love the stuff...as long as the ham is not too salty or smokey. So ironic that you were up until 2 am working....I woke up at around 5:30 am to get some work done. I'm definitely more of an early bird than a night owl...but the downside is that I have such a difficult time staying awake past 10 pm even on the weekends. We don't have hummingbirds yet, but it is so nice to be outside and hear all the other birds chirping and enjoying the sunny weather just as much as I am. It's still plenty chilly...temps barely into the low 50s...but it was gloriously sunny! I hope the thunder boomers didn't keep you up last night.

Mel - So you and I both like our turkey sandwiches the same way. There was a fast food sandwich chain in CA called Togo's...and they made the best Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce sandwich...only had it in November and December...but it was worth waiting all year for. Sorry you had such an alarming weekend. I hope you get to relax today! Take a Melliday!

Ceejay - Glad you made it home okay in the rain.

Annie - Glad you had a nice Easter. Yes, I'm definitely staying caffeinated to stay awake. On my 2nd cup of coffee...and I never drink more than 1 per day!

Well, I'd better get back to it....lots to get done. At least I get to leave early since I got in early. Have a meeting with a website client after work and then planning on going to the gym after that.

Big Monday hugs to all,

annie175
04-13-2009, 03:50 PM
Just got back from the doc. I have an ultrasound on Wednesday then they will schedule the ablation. He said everything FELT good in there, and I am thinking, yeah I bet it does....hahahaha

The baby boy got laid off again. Dang it, just when his insurance was about to kick in. Now we can pray for Happy's DH and my DS. Everything happens for a reason, but darned if I can figure it out.

Michelle...you take it easy on the exercising, maybe you should wait till it is all healed better before striking out again.

Much love and many hugs,

Shad
04-14-2009, 03:05 AM
Afternoon all,
The day seems to have slipped away from me today. I've been busy without the co-worker rooster and I think I have done okay without him anyway. I've shown a few people how to work around some of the systems sillier ideas and they have been ecstatic. I guess they didn't get the Idiot's guide to SAP according to the Gospel of Shaddie when they went live on the system. They will learn.
I find it incredible that some of the decisions made in this outfit work to the detriment of the users. There are some really simple things to do to work around a lot of the problems they have. And even worse, when I write a document to help one person out, there is no place I can put it for everyone else to see other than trying to get it put onto SAPHelp, which none of them want to use on account of the Indian accent with the Danish flavour doco that exists up there. This means that unless they know to ask about the problem, they don't get to see the answer. And many will not ask.
How the Japanese get on with the doco as it is written I have no idea or the Americans. Not being rude, but you lot don't always know, love or understand an accent and tend to let the information wash away with the tides. We have to put up with the American accent across our tv most nights and I can now quite easily pick the differences between the Canadian and Americans, and usually the Northerners versus Happy's southern drawl (which she puts on because she is normally a fast speaker) and sometimes I can even pick East versus West in the States. I'm becoming multi lingual :rofl: I can speak good, bad and indifferent.

Annie - so sorry the boy got laid off. I feel his pain. It's just not getting any better is it? Good luck with the ultrasound.

Michelle - I'm going to give those turkey sandwiches a try one of these days. I do enjoy a good sandwich on fresh tasty bread.

Mel - lets hope you get a rest from the alarms shortly. Darn it we were lucky to get our time in before they went off.

Well guess what - it is time to go home. Yee abba dabba doo! :dance: A blast of Jillian Michaels shape up Frontside and a dash down to the gym for some upper body weights and we are done for Monday's exercise. Steak and zucchini and red onion kebabs tonight. No cous cous because I haven't got any and don't really wish to buy a big packet. I'll have to check up at the markets to see if they have the loose stuff. Then I can buy small amounts.
Have a good night/ day/ evening/ morning, whatever it is at your place.

jollygirl
04-14-2009, 07:02 AM
Good morning all. Where did the time go? I guess I have gotten so out of the habit of checking in daily. .. and then I realize it has been a week since i stopped in :o So hi, and a belated happy Easter to all of you.

I am in my late 30's, single, and work as a director in human services. I started law school part time last fall. I hope to get done as quickly as possible, but that will still be 3-4 more years at least. I am currently hunting for my first house, which, due to my limit budget, causes more stress which leads to STRESS EATING :fr: And, while out on a training run for a half marathon, I damaged my knee Sunday.

Anyway. I will try to get back in here daily, and stop mucking around. Thanks for the welcome everyone.

Oh, and whoever said there weren't bunnies in Memphis, it is probably the snakes! I have a friend in Nashville, who keeps tryng to get me to move down there by her, but then tells me about how she ran over a copperhead with her lawn mower. in the city!!! No way.

MELODY525
04-14-2009, 08:30 AM
:cofdate: GOOD SOGGY TUESDAY MORNING. YESTERDAY WAS GREAT BUT THERE WAS NOTHING TO BUY. I FOUND THE WHOLE FOODS RATHER PRICEY AND JUST GOT A FEW FRUITS AND VEGGIES. GOING ORGANIC CAN BREAK YOUR POCKETBOOK! :rofl: HEALTHY FOODS, WITHOUT ALL THE RAT AND FLEA POISONING ON THEM, ARE VERY EXPENSIVE. IT SEEMS THE LESS THE FARMERS HAVE TO DO TO THE FOOD THE MORE IT COSTS. :faint:
SPENDING THE MORNING WITH JEN SOM I HAVE TO GET A MOVE ON.
HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:

ANNIE~ YES WHEN THE KIDS AREN'T HERE IT'S JUST ME AND THE GRANDSON. AT LEAST HE LIKES TURKEY SO WE CAN CELEBRATE TOGETHER! :rofl: LOVED THE SINGING LA LA LA LA GHOOD LUCK WITH THE ABLATION :hug: AND I WAS SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE SON'S LAYOFF TOO. HOPE SOMETHING COMES HIS WAY SOON.

MICHELLE~ OMG!! THANK GOD THERE IS NO STORE HERE THAT SELLS THOSE SAMMIES!! I WOULD BE 600 LBS! I AM GLAD YOU ARE FEELING A BIT BETTER BUT DON'T GO CRAZY. THE WEATHER IS STILL HOT AND COLD. HURT MUSCLES DON'T LIKE THAT KIND OF WEATHER AND CAN GET THE "LAST WORD"!!BE CAREFUL :hug:

JEANETTE~ I AM HAPPY TO HEAR YOU GOT HOME SAFELY IN THE RAIN. :rain:

SHAD~ HEY......WHAT ACCENTS? WE DON'T HAVE ANY ACCENTS HERE IN THE USA....WE SPEAK AMERICAN :rofl: :rofl: GLAD YOU GOT TO HELP SOME OF THEM AND HOPE THEY USE IT WISELY. WE WERE LUCKY WITH THE ALARMS TILL THE END WHEN THE TWO WENT OFF AT ONCE :lol3: :lol3: I WAS SORRY TO HAVE TO RUN LIKE THAT...DIDN'T GT TO SAY A PROPER GOODBYE :hug:

JOLLY~ SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE KNEE INJURY. HOPE IT HEALS QUICKLY. CONGRATS ON GOING TO BACK TO SCHOOL AT NIGHT. GOOD FOR YOU. ALSO...GOOD LUCK HOUSE HUNTING :cheer2: SHORT STORY: SOME RELATIVES LIVE IN SOUTH CAROLINA. WHEN I WAS 10 WE WENT SWIMMING IN SOME STREAM. WHEN WE GOT THERE WE TURNED AROUND. I ASKED WHY AND MY UNCLE SAID A COPER HEAD WAS HANGING ON A FORKED STICK. SOMEONE HAD KILLED IT AND PUT IT THERE AS A WARNING TO ALL THE SWIMMERS THAT THE SNAKES WERE OUT! :yikes: NEVER AGAIN!

HAPPY~ YOU ARE PROBABLY BREATHING DOWN MY NECK RIGHT NOW! :rofl: WHEN I READ ABOUT THE BUNNIES...I WAS SAYING "CAUSE THEY ATE THEM ALL YOU SILLY WENCH" AND THEN YOU SAID IT TOO! :lol3: :lol3: TOO FUNNY.

happy2bme
04-14-2009, 08:55 AM
Good morning ladies,

Sorry I didn't get here yesterday. Got busy doing a bit of this and that yesterday morning and used up my post time.

Today both this site and my internet connection are woefully slow. My one post hung and I lost it. Don't have time to do it again. Will try later at lunch to see if I can get through.

Don't have a bad day on my account! :rofl: later chicks :grouphug:

diyana
04-14-2009, 09:04 AM
Happy Tuesday ladies -

By the time I got home from meeting with my website client, it was late and my back was sore...so I skipped the gym. I'm hoping to go to the gym tonight. If I don't get to the gym, I'll take a walk. Annie, don't worry...I won't overdo. I just feel the need to do a bit of cardio (and take Shad's suggestion and do upper body weights).

Shad - Sure sounds like a multilingual challenge to get easily comprehensible assistance with the system. That's awesome that you can tell the difference between Canadians and Americans - I usually can too, but it depends on what part of Canada. I can tell the difference between the Northerners and Southerners and New Englanders. Some states, IMHO, just don't have accents. For instance, I have friends tell me they can still hear my California accent...but I'm not sure Californians have an accent. The steak/zucchini/onion kebabs sound yummy! Is cous cous better than brown or long grain rice? I like cous cous...but I prefer rice.

Annie - So sorry to hear about your DS getting laid off. I'm definitely sending :goodvibes: for him, and for Happy's DH. And sending you :hug: and :goodvibes: for the ultrasound and the ablation.

Jolly - House hunting can be so exciting AND stressful at the same time! Hang in there. Are you still living in Dodge County? Or are you back in the Metro Milwaukee/Waukesha area? DH and I are still up in West Bend and enjoy living in the outskirts of town. How cool that you're training for a half marathon...but I'm sorry to hear about your knee injury. :ouch: Is it serious? Have you been to the doc yet? I hope you feel better and can resume training soon. Copperhead snakes in Memphis?? No thank you. I don't mind snakes as long as they're not poisonous.

Mel - Whole Foods Market does tend to be VERY pricey. They do have some AWESOME deli salads though, and they're low in calorie because you can't afford big portions! :rofl: It is still a little cool here...which may mean exercising indoors until my back and hip loosen up and feel better. I'm playing it by ear (or by back/hip). :lol:

A big :wave: to Happy, Ruth, Ceejay and everyone!

Love and hugs,

MELODY525
04-14-2009, 10:23 AM
ANNIE~ FORGOT TO TELL YOU...I HAD A LITTLE OVER 100 MINUTES LAST WEEK AND AM A BIT BEHIND ALREADY THIS WEEK :rofl: BUT I HAVE TIME TO MAKE IT UP. HOW IS CURVES? DO YOU STILL LIKE IT? I USED TO DRINK THEIR PROTEIN SHAKE EVERY MORNING. A FRIEND USED TO GO THERE AND BOUGHT IT FOR ME!

MELODY525
04-14-2009, 10:26 AM
MICHELLE...YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE SENSIBLE THAN I WAS IN THE PAST. I WOULD GET HURT AND NOT WAIT...THEN GO OUT AND DO THE SAME THING ALL OVER AGAIN:faint: I FINALLY LEARNED MY LESSON. GOOD LUCK WITH THE UPPER BODY STUFF.

HAPPY~ SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE INTERNET. I HAD BIG PROBS THE OTHER DAY. SIGH. HOPE THE REST OF THE DAY GOES BETTER!!

annie175
04-14-2009, 01:35 PM
Oh my here it is Tuesday and before you know it, it will be Hump/Trash Day again.

We ain't got no accents, ya'll...

Shad...like I tell em around here, they need to take Annie 101, looks like the people you work for need to take SHAD 101. What the heck is the problem....if people would JUST ASK THE QUESTION, however some don't even know what question to ask.

MEL...I agree the healthier the food the more expensive it is. I am lovin' Curves. I had to push myself last night to go, but once I get there I am ok. I am shooting for 3 definite times a week at Curves but would like to get in 4. I am a bit impatient, as it has just been two weeks today and I already want to SEE the toner me. I will keep striving.

Happy...sorry to hear of your computer woes. I had issues at home over the weekend with the site and just said forget it and did not post from home.

Michelle...start out slow...take walks. Walking seems to be the best thing for anyone all the way around. That is the only thing they wanted my dad to accomplish every day after bypass surgery. Same with my bariatric surgery. To bad walking doesn't tone up the entire body.

I made it to Curves last night, then met my DS and DD at El Rodeo for some mexican food, got a little icky feeling and went home. Skipped tanning. Tony is coming over tonight (so he can take my trash to the curb. hahaha). I was going to fix dinner, but I am all dinnered out. I just don't feel like it. I went to bed at 7:30 last night, woke up at 11:30 went back to sleep at 1:00 and didn't wake up til this morning. It was raining and I still wanted to stay in bed.

Not much else going on here. Gray and cloudy, the rain has stopped. Friday is sunny and 70, wooohooooo!! I think I may be sick that day, NOT.

Have a great Tuesday and hello to everyone.

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
04-14-2009, 06:47 PM
Hello every one

Mel and Annie
Good job on the exercise.

Mel
Speaking of copper head snakes, my uncle's grand daughter was bit by one a couple of years ago. I still watch where I step very closely when I'm at his house. I hate to go out the front door at his house due to the flower beds. Those thinigs like to hide then strike.

Happy
I've been meaning to ask you if you like the interne8. I'm not sure if I want to down load it. I may call Dell to ask their advice.

Michelle
Hope you feel better, don't over do things just yet, even the weights can throw me for a loop some times.

Shad and Michelle
You forgot Arkansas. We have that "hick" brogue. he he. remember the aigs/eggs.

Hello to the rest. I didn't go back to read all the post.

Shad
04-14-2009, 10:48 PM
Ceejay - I well remember the aigs/eggs and whether I wanted them porched or fraaaaaaed!

Back later

happy2bme
04-14-2009, 11:57 PM
Howdy peeps,

I am feeling achy and yuckky. Hope I am not coming down with something. It's been cold and grey here the last few days - that could have something to do with it too. What happened to spring?

I did not know that California had an accent. Been there lots. Can't think of anything outside of "valley speak" - fer sure. Not sure about the Pacific Northwest either. There's a southern accent - bless yer hearts y'all. There's the midwest accent - talk through your nose - Shi-CAH-go or shi-CAW-go and leave the g off of -ing words - as in I'm goin' to a meetin' you comin? Theres a New England accent - Wanna go get some bee-ahs (beers) and then go to Dah-leen's (Darlene's) potty (party) and play dahts (darts)? they also remove R's arbitrarily (riv-ah for river) and insert Rs where there are none - I sawr her warsh her face). I completely missed the aigs in Arkansas until Shad pointed it out. I was bowled over by the absolute thrill the waitress had in meeting Shad. I only noticed her excitement, not how she talked. Sweet girl.

There's a New York accent - WTF??????? :rofl: Everyone I know from the NY area says WTF. :o There's a UP accent - upper pennisula of Michigan - yah hey dere and you want me to sack your pop? (put your soda in a grocery bag?) I think there's a Virginia accent too. The folks in Indy-ann-ner have a few words too but I've been away from them for so long I can't remember them. I do remember people I've met from Indiana talking too slowly for me - I want to wind them up. However, I have a feeling that Annie can talk at a regular speed. :lol:

Annie - I am very sorry to hear about your DS :hug: and prayers that he finds something quickly on the job front. They say we are slowly coming out of the receession - bits here and there but I think there are still a few hard roads ahead. Glad you are liking Curves. I had to laugh at the instant gratification we are all looking for. How come 2 bad meals show up right away and it takes at least 4 weeks of working out to notice just a smidge?

Ceejay - I did upgrade to IE8. Maybe that's why my Internet is sooooooo slow. Just kidding - it is slow but I don't think it's IE's fault. Besides, they have to patch so much after a while it's just better to start fresh with a new version.

Mel - I should be ashamed. You logged over 100 minutes last week and I logged the same in couch time. I will try and do better.

Michelle - got a kick out of your reasoning that Whole Foods salads are lo cal cuz you can't afford much :rofl: Are you the one who used to shop at Woodmans?

Ok Jolly - now you have me freaking about snakes. Guess DH will have to dig out the dried leaves under the azalea bushes himself. - Thanks for the pass :lol:

Ok, I'm yawning so much my eyes are tearing. Best hit the sack.

Seeing as how the only one up is Shad, what's going on where the sun is shining?

happy2bme
04-14-2009, 11:59 PM
Mel - I like the new avatar!!!!!!!! :yes: :yes: :yes:

Shad
04-15-2009, 02:24 AM
Sun is almost shining here Happy - Wasn't this morning tho' - blowing a gale and raining. However now I can see patches of blue through the window.

Gotta love accents. And didn't we just love Daisy Mae of the aigs. Actually Daisy Mae didn't do the aigs, that was the morning waitress. Dear little Daisy Mae had a problem with the word Toowoomba which is where her boyfriend was hiding out - aah'll ring him tonight and tall him that aaah've met someone who has bin to T'wumba - is thaaaaat haa y'all pronounce thaaaaat?

The NZ v Aus accent is quite pronounced. Kiwis tend to be a bit flat and more English whereas the Aussies tend to bounce along the top of the vowels and are more Irish in pronounciation.

Whereas the kiwi will say - Oi had a wee but of that but no more than sux
The Aussie will say - I had a l'il bet of tharrrt but no more than sex.
Go figure.
Actually there are so many of either variety in either place now that the accent is becoming very mixed (muxed if you are a kiwi, mexed if you are an Oz) The Oz tends to put the stress on the first syllable whereas the kiwi tends to do it on the second or third. BALlina in Aus as compared to balLINA in NZ
Actually I was in a shoe store the other day and there was a couple in there with lovely accents, they asked if the shoes they bought could be posted over to them rather than having to try and fit it in their luggage. I'm standing there just looking at shoes. Sure says the assistant, whereabouts in the States should I send them? I just laughed and said, they'll never get them if you send them there, try somewhere in Western Canada. They all looked at me and in two differing accents said 'how the heck did you know that??' Simple really - they said aboot not about and hoose not house and they were wearing cowboy boots. I doubt whether Ruth et al would be seen dead in them thar boots. I'd put them down as around Banff because they sounded just like the people I had chatted with out there, but should have got the message from the boots - they were from just outside Calgary.

Jolly - Human Resources huh? What's known around here as the warm and fuzzies - although I have a really good friend who is an HR manager and there ain't much warm and fuzzy about her. So now you are going in for law?? Sucker for punishment you are!. Hope the knee mends quickly.

Annie - people don't ask the question because they are afraid of getting a stupid answer. It's a typical thing around here. And with SAP the biggest problem is that we don't know what we don't know. And a little knowledge can be an extremely dangerous thing in this system. Tomorrow I have a meeting with a couple of men who have finally admitted that they don't know what they don't know and asked for help in clearing their stocktake. I only hope I can do them justice. We can make a difference - just whether they will like the answer is a moot point.

Michelle - I don't know whether Cous Cous is better than rice or not. I just use it to make the odd change or two. If you do half the things that the recipes say to do with cous cous, it wouldn't be very healthy at all - all that butter and parmesan, but I tend to put veges into it - like peas and onion and green and red peppers or tomato and parsley, and sometimes dried fruit like currants or dried apricots. I Like it because it is quick and easy and it's ready in about 3 or 4 minutes. I've used polenta and burgul as well. Polenta takes forever unless you get the instant stuff and burgul needs soaking and cooking.

Mel - hope the alarms are all settling down now and you can catch up on sleep etc. 100 minutes, well done.

Ceejay - I use IE8 as well on my laptop. Don't have too many problems with it - I have more problems keeping Norton under control than that.

Okay - gotta go and print out a stock list of the warehouse for tomorrow morning. I'll be back around then.

happy2bme
04-15-2009, 08:23 AM
Site is crazy slow today. I see Annie and Mel's little lights on. Good mornin' to yah! :wave:

annie175
04-15-2009, 08:28 AM
Hoorayyyyyy, it's Humpday.....

Today is trash day and Tony did get the trash out last night. Guess he won't be grounded this week. haha. I tell you, we have been together 7 months, so we are lying on my bed watch Cold Case, I look over at Tony and say, "We are like an old married couple, lying here watching TV" He just laughed and said, "well, one of us is old". I said, "I may be older (by 4 years), but you act a h*llava lot older than I" and swatted him on the arm with a red licorice lace.

Ceejay...you should come to my house, especially on feeding day for my DDs, yes that is my daughter's, snake. He eats a live small rat about once a month for his feeding. I cannot watch and think it is inhuman. My DD says it is just the food cycle of life. Bleck!

Oh, heck I am going to post this much and come back in about 5 minutes to finish, I need to go pooooooooo. BRB

MELODY525
04-15-2009, 08:36 AM
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HAPPY WEDNESDAY WORLDLY CHICKS!
THIS IS A SHORTY...I HAVE REPORTS TP MAKE FOR THE WEEKEND AND HAVEN'T DONE IT YET :rofl:
NOTHING NEW HERE ANYWAY. HAVE A GREAT DAY!

ANNIE~ HOPE YOU FEEL MORE WIDE AWAKE THE DAY YOU ARE "SICK" AND GET OUT AND ENJOY THE SUNSHINE. WE'RE TO HAVE SIMILAR WEATHER :beach:

JEANETTE~ :yikes: IN THE GARDEN? I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT.OW THAT'S A SCARY THOUGHT!! GIVES A WHOLE NEW SLANT ON SOUTHERN GARDENING :faint:

HAPPY~ THANKS...I WAS GOING TO PUT ON WHEELS OF FIRE AND THEN I FOUND THE GIRL :scooter: SOUNDS LIKE YOU COULD USE IGOR TO BRING YOU A NICE SIPPY DRINK TO THE COUCH YOU HAVE BEEN RECLINING ON:cheers: BUTT YOU BETTER BET YOUR BUTT OFF THAT DANG COUCH!! WTF!!! GET UP YOU LAZY WENCH!!:rofl:

SHAD~ MY EX HAD THAT "ABOOT" ACCENT AND HE WAS BORN IN NOVA SCOTIA AND WAS IN LABRADOR. WHEN I MET HIM...THAT WAS THE APPEAL!:dance: TOO BAD IT DIDN'T LAST! :rofl: THANK GOD WE HAVE NO ACCENTS IN NJ. TODAY WILL BE MY DAY OF REST. :yoga: JEN FILLED YESTERDAY UP!

MELODY525
04-15-2009, 08:36 AM
:wave: HELLO TO ANNIE AND HAPPY!

annie175
04-15-2009, 08:47 AM
ahhhhhh, that's better, I am back...

Anyways.......

Happy...that was such a good write up about accents. We HOOSIERS, which in St. Louis is slang for idiots, goofballs, etc, have some words that are different. I remember while visiting my brother in Georgia, we were all outside and the neighbors asked what I was doing, and I said, hiding from "those guys", well they laughed their arses off at me. I was only 9 for pete's sake. ad yes, I can talk a mile a minute, most people tell me to talk slower cause they can't understand me. Don't they know there is no understanding me regardless how fast or slow I talk. haha

Shad...yeah that ole SAP system, always baffled the people in HR where I used to work. and OMG if there was a change it was 6 months before they kinda got the hang of it.

Michelle...cous cous, I love cous cous. I just tried it for the first time last year. It was seasoned with curry or something yellow. Anyway, I have bought it a few times. It is not as dry as rice, at least IMO. Shad is right, it is great with veggies in it. Quite yummy.

MEL...get to humping on that exercising....don't fall to far behind cause you will not be able to make it up. I am going to Curves tonight. After my Curves routine and stretches, I have added 100 crunches while I am down on the floor at Curves.

Was up till 11:00 pm doing DDs and her BFs taxes on Turbo. They both had unemployment to claim and with Indiana (dumb Indiana), NOT allowing UE to take out state taxes, it made them both owe state and DD owed the Feds also. I had to pay state 400 bucks, myself. I tell ya, I don't even want to win this financial battle, I just want to break slightly even.

Today at 3:30 pm is my ultrasound, then hopefully will get surgery scheduled.

Gotta get busy, gots lotsa work to do again today. Did I tell you how much I absolutely love God, kids, family, friends, my job, curves, Tony, well life in general.....even if I am a pauper...hehe

Hello to everyone, sorry bout the poo break, have a marvelous day all.

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
04-15-2009, 08:49 AM
Ah MEL,..you sneaked up on me....WTF Jersy Girl...you do have an accent...

diyana
04-15-2009, 09:05 AM
Good Morning ladies -

I've got lots to say and not much time to say it. So I'll have to type faster! LOL I went to the gym last night for 50 minutes...35 minutes on the recumbent stepper and 15 minutes of upper body and abs. I've got some sore muscles on my left side, but mostly I'm feeling okay. Of course, I forgot to take my anti-inflammatory med this morning...so I'll have to get some Aleve or something. I have errands to run tonight, so I'll probably just go for a walk either at lunch or after work.

The Upper Peninsula definitely has an accent, as does Chicago. Milwaukee sort of has a blending of the Upper Peninsula, Chicago and Minnesota. Southern Illinois and Missouri always add Rs to things like Wershington (Washington).

Shad - Since we've never met or spoke...do you have more of a Kiwi accent or Aussie accent (since you've lived in Aus for awhile)? My former boss from California was a Kiwi...He was from Christchurch. He had a great accent and was easy on the eyes (as well as the ears). :rofl: I'm curious...do people from Northern NZ have different accents from people from Southern NZ? You are a real expert with accents, huh? I guess that comes from being such a traveler! Great story about the couple in the shoe store! I had no idea cous cous was so easy to prepare. I'm going to have to get some because I do like it.

Mel - Good for you on 100+ minutes! And I'm not always sensible...sometimes I push myself to hard too fast...I'm really having to fight the urge to go full steam ahead now. Yeah, Mel, NJ doesn't have ANY accent! Right! :rofl:

Annie - I'm glad you're enjoying Curves so much! I'm totally right there with ya' about wanting to see results right away. Just know that the results will show up soon. Too funny about you and Tony being like an old married couple! I've got a bearded dragon lizard who we feed a frozen baby mouse once a week...I know, I know...I had a problem with it too at first. 100 crunches? You rock! I did crunches on the exercise ball but only about 30 or so. Sending you :goodvibes: for your ultrasound. Isn't it great when you are so in love with life in general? I'm feeling that way too! It's all good!

Ceejay - I'm glad we don't have too many snakes up here...that's one good thing about brutally cold and snowy winters.

Happy - I hope you feel better very soon. Lots of liquids and REST young lady. Perhaps you should go to bed earlier. Yeah, right, like that would ever happen! :rofl: If people in Indy talk too slow for you...how do you deal with people with southern accents? I would imagine they speak even slower. As for Woodmans...nope, never shopped there.

Well, ladies, I'd better get back to it. Here's to a great day for all of us!

Lotsa love and hugs,

diyana
04-15-2009, 01:15 PM
Some of you may have already seen this on the news...but if you haven't...take a moment to watch it.

It's from Britain's Got Talent. Click on the link below and go to Susan Boyle's audition. She has an amazing voice. Notice the surprise on all the judges' faces.

http://talent.itv.com/videos/video/item_200081.htm

ceejay52
04-15-2009, 05:43 PM
Michelle
Thanks for sharing this video. My neice was talking about this on FB. Wow what a voice.

ceejay52
04-15-2009, 05:58 PM
Mel
Love the avatar.

Annie
No thanks on the snake feeding. It's bad enough to watch my neice feed her lizzard.

Happy
I'm wondering myself the past couple of days why Spring left. It was 37 degrees one morning this week. Feel better soon.

I'm so ready to have my three day's off. Just hope L doesn't decide that she need's to go to her mil's.

Shad
04-15-2009, 07:05 PM
Morning all,
Just time for a quick entry before my 'boys' come to talk about Physical Inventory and keeping the shelves straight. We should be at it all day - they may know about warehousing physically but their SAP is a totally different story. So I have to explain it in words of one syllable.

Accents - well NZ accents. NZ is the only country in the world where the speech gets slower as the climate gets colder. Think about it - Southern Americans speak slower than Northern Americans - Happy could reel off about 5 sentences before Daisy Mae got 1 out. In Australia - you could finish off the sentence and probably the bottle before the Northern Territorian got out the name of his home state. Queenslanders speak slower than NSW and Victorians and yes each State more or less has its own accent. I can't pick them all, however I can tell a Sydneysider and a country v town accent.

I'm from middle NZ and we tend not to have really grating accents such as the Aucklanders and Northland people do. In fact I could pick out a person from Howick in a crowd of London cockneys - and have about as much chance of understanding them. Apologies to anyone from Howick lurking around here.

The further south you go in NZ, the softer the accent until you get to Otago where there were a lot of Scottish settlers. There they have what's known as the Southern Burr and some can sound very Scottish. The Southlanders speak both with the burr and slowly. As with everything these days, people move around and accents become mixed. However I am pleased to hear that the accent and looks were pleasing in Michelle's case. My accent these days is very Trans Tasman. I don't often get picked by the Aussies as a Kiwi any more, but then again, I don't often get picked by the Kiwis as being an Aussie, so it works both ways. I give myself away at home in NZ by picking up a local newspaper and saying something stupid like 'gee, there is a lot of New Zealand news in the paper this morning' D'oh.

If you fancy a place where there are no snakes, try NZ. Not a real snake anywhere. Actually I don't mind them too much as long as I don't have to touch it or live with it. As long as it keeps the rat population down it can stay. Rats cause more sickness and disease. I have seen a couple of snakes in my suburb in Brisbane, mostly the grass variety which are harmless and eat the mice and rats and things that go bump in the night. The really bad ones live in the Outback and the North and generally speaking, if you don't annoy them they won't bother you. They can actually hear you coming, or maybe feel you coming as they pick up the vibs through the earth, long before you see or hear them.

Michelle - there is a salad made out of cous cous called Tabouli. It's got a bit of oil, a bit of garlic, lots of firm chopped tomato and chopped parsley and mint and some lemon juice. It's yummy and very, very good for you.
That woman's voice is amazing. She's being shown on our tv's at the moment. A couple of years ago the Brits got talent show came up with a Welshman by the name Paul Potts and man can he sing too. The pair of them are similar. Not much to look at on the outside but voices of angels. Actually we have one on our biggest loser competition at the moment. Amanda has also got a beautiful voice. She's looking better since she lost 47kg but she is no Keira Knightly or Halle Berry.

And with that I had better go and get emotionally prepared for this day of PI - imagine what strife this lot could get into if they had to keep manufactured sale stock in the store as well. The mind boggles.

jollygirl
04-15-2009, 08:36 PM
I can't keep up with y'all. I have to laugh on two counts. 1) You are reminding me of all the Sweet Potato Queen books. I am definitely a midwestern Yankee, but I love them books. 2) I had one of my group home managers raving about the sexy accent a client's father had, and whether or not we had talked to him on the phone. I asked where he was from, expecting someplace exotic. Her answer? Illinois :rofl:

Knee is better, thankfully. House hunting is still stressful. Only two more nights of classes, then finals, then MExico cruise, thank goodness. Maybe I can catch up on sleep.

I need to get back on track with eating and working out. And I will try to get in here twice a day, to keep up with you all. Have a good night :wave:

annie175
04-16-2009, 08:15 AM
Morning all....

Jolly...cute avitar, your kids?

Shad...you are hilarious...you should write a book. Your posts are very entertaining.

Michelle...loved the Brit singer, she is marvelous. I listened to Good Morning America on the way into work this morning. They did an interview with her. She has a cute personality. Quite spunky for being so shy.

Whew, I am not feeling up to snuff this morning, woulda like to stay in bed this morning. I think a good poo would help the situation, but then again, I think a good poo would help a lot in this world. hahaa

Another busy day at work, so best be getting at it.

Hello to all...

love and hugs

diyana
04-16-2009, 08:15 AM
Good morning ladies -

I had a nice relaxing evening and am ready to tackle the day...once I get a cup of coffee. I'm planning on going to the gym tonight or taking a walk. It's supposed to be gorgeous out today...mid 60s!

Ceejay - Spring's just getting here finally. It's been in the low to mid 30s in the mornings, but at least it warms up to the upper 50s/low 60s during the day. I hope you get to enjoy your 3 days off. Will you go to Paragould?

Shad - Thanks for the scoop on accents. Too funny about accidentally commenting about all the NZ news in the NZ paper! No snakes in NZ? That's nice. Truthfully...I don't mind snakes...they serve their purpose. I'm just a bit scared of the poisonous ones. I really like Tabouli. I've had it a few times and made it once or twice a long time ago. I just don't often think of picking up cous cous at the store. I've heard about Paul Potts...but never heard him sing.

Jolly - I was :rofl: about the "sexy" Chicago accent. No offense to Happy...but I do NOT find the Chicago accent sexy at all. British, Australian, NZ accents are sexy...Chicago...no. I'm glad to hear your knee is doing better, and that soon you'll be done with school for awhile. The Mexico cruise sounds like just what the doc ordered for your stress and sleep deprivation! Do lots of walking on the ship (and the excursions) to make up for all that delicious food.

I've got lots to get done today as I'm taking 1/2 day off tomorrow.

A big :wave: and :hug: to everyone!

annie175
04-16-2009, 08:16 AM
Oh the ultrasound went very well. Good news...I am NOT pregnant. ba hahahahahahahahhaha

diyana
04-16-2009, 08:16 AM
Annie - you snuck in! I hope you feel better after your BM. :lol: Seriously, I'm glad the ultrasound went well. When will you be having your ablation?

MELODY525
04-16-2009, 08:54 AM
FOOD SHOPPING IS CANCELED FOR TOMORROW. THAT'S OK WITH ME. GOING TO BE A WHOPPING 70 DEGREES. HARD TO BELIEVE IT WAS JUST 26 THE OTHER NIGHT AND I WAS SHIVERING IN BED:brr: I ALREADY ATE SO I AM OFF TO PEDAL AND KEEP UP WITH ANNIE AND MICHELLE. I MADE UP 10 MINUTES ALREADY SO ANOTHER 10 BEFORE THE WEEKEND IS A NO BRAINER.
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY :moped:


ANNIE~ VERY HAPPY TO HEAR THERE WILL BE NO NEW ARRIVALS :bb: GLAD ALL WENT WELL YESTERDAY. :hug: THERE ARE NO ACCENTS IN NJ :tantrum: (snicker, snicker) I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER LATER ON.

SHAD~ HOPE THAT PLACE LEARNS HOW TO KEEP TRACK OF THEIR INVENTORY ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. WHAT YA GOT PLANNED FOR THE WEEKEND? MORE SIGHTSEEING?
BAD ENOUGH YOU HAVE LIZARDS IN THE YARD....NO NEED FOR SNAKES TOO :yikes:

JOLLY~ GOOD TO HEAR THE KNEE IS FEELING BETTER AND YOU CAN REST THE KNEE UP ON THE CRUISE TOO. HAVE A DRING ON ME :cheers:

MICHELLE~ GLAD YOU GOT TO EXERCISE AND HOPE THE DAY ISN'T TOO BUSY FOR YOU TODAY. GOING TO BE THE SAME TEMPS HERE TOO..CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUTSIDE.

JEANETTE~ GOOD TO HEAR YOU HAVE THE 3 DAYS OFF. HAVE A GREAT TIME WHEN THEY ARRIVE. ENJOY THE WEATHER!

jollygirl
04-16-2009, 09:03 AM
Morning all. With injury, and cold/allergies, and all whatnot, my motivation this week has been non-existent. I did force myself to do some upper body weights and some spinbike this morning. At least I did something.

Annie - yes, those are my fur children. May, the brown one is 13, and Bella, the black one, is 3. And I had to laugh about your BM issues. I had a client that whenver you asked her how she was or how she enjoyed anything (camp, dinner, good night's sleep), her answer was always the same . . . "I had a big BM. I feel fine." Now, she was hard of hearing, so this was sad rather loud. Does make you understand why the one laxative commercial was set to the tune of "I Feel Good."

And Michelle, I will have to do more than walk on the cruise. I have a half marathon in Madison the week after I come back :fr: I had better keep up my running!!!

Have a good day all. :wave:

ceejay52
04-16-2009, 02:06 PM
Where did Happy go?

Mel
I'm a little late in checking my email. Thanks for the card. Next week I'm joining the exercise challenge.

Jolly
A Mexico cruise sounds really nice. Enjoy it.

Annie
Hope you are feeling better this morning. Are you still likeing Curves?

Shad
It's good to see that you are getting things organized for these people. They may want to keep you around for awhile.

Michelle
How are you doing?

I'm going to go to the grocery store and pick up my list and then come home to mow the lawn. I don't think it will take me as long as it did last week. The grass is a lot more dry.

Jeanette

annie175
04-16-2009, 02:38 PM
Hey Ceejay...yep still liking Curves. Going for a 15 minute walk at 3:00, then Curves and tanning tonight. I have to push myself to go to Curves cause I would much rather just veg in the evening. So far Curves is winning. It has only been 2 weeks, ask me again in about 2 months.

Michelle...Still waiting on the BM. I think I have a poop headache. Maybe the 3 pm walk will get me moving. Don't know the date on the ablation, but suspect around the 1st or 2nd week of May. The Doc office said he is about 3 weeks out on surgeries. Now Mommie Annie thinks you should do the walk instead of the gym, you worry me with the back probs you have then doing the gym. Hugs,.

Jolly...as the rest of the chickies know, my Jack Russell is named Isabella Roxanne, we call her Belle or Bella, or better know as Hella bella, She is a brat. She turned 9 yrs on Feb 26th, has the spunk of a 4 yr old. Yikes!!

MEL...yeah, kind of dissappointing that I wasn't preggo. NOT. Was going to name it Melody....Sorry. Keep on exercising...I am going for a walk, Curves then tan. Catch me if you can. xoxoxo

Everyone have a wonderful warm evening.

Much Love and Many Hugs.

diyana
04-16-2009, 03:20 PM
Thursday afternoon and all is well! The countdown begins...2 more hours and it's time to go home. I've not been being very kind to myself lately. I'm just frustrated with the aches and pains, and the catch-22 of excess weight. And the frustration leads to eating too much of the wrong stuff. And eating too much of the wrong stuff combined with difficulty and pain with exercising leads to more excess weight. It's a :censored: vicious cycle. So I am going back to basics...and back to baby steps...I'm going to eat at least 4 servings of veggies a day, drink at least 64 oz of water a day and stick with the exercise challenge of at least 90 minutes/week.

Mel - Were you able to enjoy the nice weather today?

Jolly - I hope you get over your aches/pains and cold/allergies very soon. Good for you for doing the weights and spinbike. Your 1/2 marathon is coming up quick! I totally applaud you for doing that! With my back injury, I have a hard time doing 15 or 20 minutes of walking, let alone miles and miles of running. You go, girlfriend!

Ceejay - I'll bet your lawn looks beautiful!

Annie - Thanks for your concern. The funny/ironic thing for me is that walking hurts worse than doing the recumbent stepper or recumbent bike at the gym. Sometimes I can only walk for 5 or 10 minutes and then all my muscles and joints start screaming at me. I'm going to give walking a try tonight and see if I can do 20 minutes. I'd like to take the dogs with...but as much as they pull on the leash, they'll probably tweak my back worse. Sounds like you have a great afternoon/evening planning! You truly are the exercise :queen: !

Love and hugs to all,

Shad
04-16-2009, 06:20 PM
Morning all,
Happy must have got the pricker about the speed of the site and gone down the garden to eat worms. Sorry - NZ joke that. So if no one understood or laughed that's okay.

Had a long conversation with a fellow kiwi yesterday - it turns out that his family comes from the same area as my mothers family and that the two lots of ancestors were probably one of the first four ships that mine were on. We are going to do some joint research next week. I've already figured out most of mine but apparently he hasn't. Yikes - we might even be related!!!! :faint: Sad that my dad is not still around as I have absolutely no doubt he would have known the family from way back when. It's a very small world in NZ.

My two blokes didn't show yesterday as they were being lambasted for the state of the warehouse so they reckon they will be here at 8.30 this morning. We'll see how punctual they are as it is now 8.15am.
I have to be nice to them and butter up their egos as they are feeling a bit down right now and its not all their fault, although they have been a bit lax about things. So I can feel some sympathy coming on. Not a lot mind you - just some.

Michelle, do take care with that back. I'm not entirely sure what you did to it to make it so bad, but you do not want to live with that pain. So it's a really good reason for losing weight and doing exercise, but maybe you need some sports medical training type help to see what you can and can't do and what you should and shouldn't do. I'm probably preaching to the converted here, but permanent damage through exercise doesn't sound particularly exciting to me.

Okay - I'll be back, I need another cup of joe and pass the vodka please before these blokes get in.

jollygirl
04-16-2009, 06:25 PM
Hey all. REal quick check in before class. Long day. I need sleep, and better health. But only two more nights of class, and 2 finals, before the much needed summer break. Sigh.

Need to get back on healthy eating. That is not helping the overall feeling of malaise.

Enough whining.

Annie, mine are Mayhem and Bella Donna. Bella's parents were Canvas and Make A Scene. I was looking for somthing artsy, and Bella Donna is an O'Keefe work.

Anyway. Have a good one all :wave:

happy2bme
04-17-2009, 12:11 AM
Hi guys,

Sorry I haven't been on. This site has been awful lately. Both at home and at work. 2 different computers. 2 different networks. The site hangs and I can't flip pages or my posts hang and I lose them.

This is really frustrating right now and I don't have an hour to fuss with this. So pardon my occasional absence, I will be hoving nearby. :hug:

(man I hope this post takes!)

Shad
04-17-2009, 02:36 AM
Bet she ^ has got a face just as sour as the avatar.

I'm going home. Did a huge spreadsheet and seem to have lost the lot. Lucky I printed it out before it disappeared into cyberspace - where it is no doubt playing with my lost main bearing and shaft.

Man - how did this get to be.

diyana
04-17-2009, 07:46 AM
Good morning ladies -

Happy Friday! I am taking the afternoon off. I'm going to have lunch with a friend who I haven't seen in quite awhile, and then going home to enjoy the sunshine. Today and tomorrow are supposed to be warm (spring-like) and sunny. It won't be as nice on Sunday, so that'll be housecleaning day. I went for a walk last night...I made it about 10 minutes before my left hip, arse, hamstring and quad locked up and became very painful. :tantrum: I don't know WHAT is going on, but I'm glad to be seeing both my regular doc and my sports med guy next week. It's springtime dang it, and the festival and fair season will be starting up soon. And DH and I want to go hiking. In the meantime, it looks like the best cardio for me will be the recumbent stepper or recumbent bike...unfortunate as I don't want to be inside at the gym on sunny days...but it'll have to do until I can increase my walks up to 20 or 30 minutes. :(

Shad - That's so cool that you met a fellow Kiwi whose roots in NZ go back as far as yours! Shad, I will ask the docs again about what I can and can't do, and ask them to give me PT...hopefully to improve the situation or at the very least to help me workout with the situation. It's now mostly my left hip, glute, hamstring and quad that are causing problems. Of course, my PT said my right side could be out of whack causing the tweaking of the left side. I'm too :censored: young for all this crap! I hope you have a great weekend...are you planning any sightseeing trips?

Jolly - So nice that your summer break is right around the corner. You really do work hard, and I applaud you wholeheartedly for it! I remember you talking to me about Mayhem. Bella Donna is a pretty name...I didn't know it was an O'Keefe work, but it is a song by Stevie Nicks.

Happy - I'm so sorry you're having such a rough time with your posts. I tend to write all my posts in Notepad or Wordpad and then copy them to the site just as I'm ready to post. That way I can read the posts, scroll up and down, page back and forth, without affecting my post.

A big :wave: to Annie and Mel and Ceejay (who I'm sure will be posting soon).

Love and hugs,

jollygirl
04-17-2009, 07:53 AM
Morning all.  Happy and Shad, I have to give a laugh at the computer problems.  I am technologically challenged, and have quite the dilemma at finals time.  Do my finals on computer, and risk it disappearing into cyberspace as Shad so aptly put it, or deal with my horrid handwriting.  The IT guys say they have never lost an exam, but if anyone would be the first, it would be me.  And they have already admitted they see me more than anyone else for weird things :o  Good luck!Michelle, good luck with everything.  i hope the docs and PT get you feeling better soon.  Bella Donna is an O'Keefe, a Nicks song, a poison, and a very adult website on the internet.  The things you find out when you name a dog :rofl:If you all could keep fingers crossed.  A little Cape Cod house, just up the street from the house I didn't get, just dropped its price to right above my max.  Seems to have everything I need so . . . Going to check it out htis weekend.  I want a home of my own.Have a good day all :wave:

annie175
04-17-2009, 08:03 AM
TGIF my worldly chickies......yahoooooooooooooo......

Michelle...lucky you, getting to go home early on such a lovely day. They upped our high to 73, I am so dang excited about that. Bless your heart on the healthy eating and exercising. I know when I get to feeling like crap, it is because of bad eating, and I go back to the baby steps, like cottage cheese for breaky, stuff like that, that is easy on my tummy. Which I went back to starting this morning. Here's to a truckload of willpower to yous. OH BTW..I found WHEAT cous cous in the grocery last night, going to try it this weekend. I will let you know if I do.

Shad...Yikes...you know what they say about working with relatives. You might begin to dislike them somewhat. hehehe

Happy...Sorry about your puter probs. It is so irratating. My puter has been slow since Easter, I blame it on my dad getting on the puter. He tends to do stuff to your computer and then it takes weeks to figure out what the heck he did. lol

Jolly...hope you are feeling better by now. Summer break, ah, that would be so wonderful. Goodluck on your finals.

Such a beautiful day today, I already thanked the Man upstairs. Tony is coming over tonight we are grilling out chicken kabobs, asparagus, and I might even try some of the chicken herb cous cous on him. He said he had never had it. Also got two lbs of strawberries for 2.99, thought that was a good deal. May just clean them and eat them naturally for dessert. Trying to be healthy and good. Altho, I am marinating my chicken in Jose C Margarita.

I went to Curves last night, also did 50 crunches, tanned, stopped at the drug store, did a load of towels, gave myself a pedicure, and hit the sack. Shuweeeeeeee.

Everyone have a super marvelous day!!

Much love and many hugs,

diyana
04-17-2009, 08:39 AM
Jolly - Thanks for the good wishes! I'm not technology challenged, which is good since I work in IT; however, my DH says I can cause computers to have errors he's never seen before! :rofl: Good luck with the house. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. I can SO see you and the fur children in a nice Cape Cod house.

Annie - We won't be getting into the 70s here today, but I'll take the mid to upper 60s. Wheat cous cous...sounds interesting. I wonder if it has more fiber than regular cous cous? Fiber is a friend to weight loss, cholesterol and pre-diabetes. Your dinner tonight sounds SO yummy! Good for you for getting in the exercise, errands, laundry and pampering last night! YGG! I'm gonna be sticking to the gym for awhile...even when it's nice out. It only takes me out of the sun for an hour or so, and at least I know what I can do at the gym to get a good, safe, workout.

happy2bme
04-17-2009, 01:48 PM
Hey YOUs...

Random blazing thoughts as she attempts to mark comments on Notepad and then post to the site here :write:



Lesson learned. Before you have a medical test, might be best to ask how much it will cost. Got the insurance claim for my heart cath test. $10,000. :faint: Duh-yuh-huh. Even after insurance and write offs, our out of pocket piece was over $1,000. I felt kind of bad at first about it, particularly with us going down to one income. DH said if it gave you piece of mind (it did), then it was worth it. He also felt it was not right of the doctor to not give me even an inkling of an indication how expensive this test was. Particularly since this was voluntary.

Regarding the accents and the comment that Aussie and NZ accents are sexy, reminds me of Shad saying that the Oz (that's Australia, right?) blokes are kind on the eyes but their heads rattle quite empty if YKWIM :rofl: I guess with our crowd we'd be likely to say, who cares?

I cannot tell the difference between an English and Aussie accent. Here them quite frequently in tourist places like Graceland and the Zoo. If you don't have a T-shirt on, I can't identify you unless you give yourself away with words like bollocks or crikey. Mate is universal to both.

Annie - I'm almost dissapointed that you don't have a bun in the oven. Not too many of us left here that could pull that off :rofl: Hope all goes well for the procedure for you. You dinner sounds yum - I'll swing by on my way home. :hungry: I bought some strawberries last week too. They are finally coming into season where they taste good. I like the deep red ones instead of the hard whitish ones. I sprinkle a touch of vanilla sugar on sliced and cleaned ones in a bowl. Yum. And you can add a dab of cool whip for a low cal/low point treat.

Mel - did you enjoy the 70 degrees? Just puts the life back in you with that kind of weather. Are you behaving yourself? Just thought I'd check :lol:

Ceejay - you've done the lawn TWICE already? Wow. Our grass is just turning, it's the weeds that really need the mowing right now.

Jolly - when you are jogging around the ship's deck, prepping for your marathon, make sure you don't knock anyone over board. :yikes: A half marathon - you go girl! I truly admire people who run AND spin!

What's with all the dogs named Bella? Did I miss a trend?

Michelle - interesting that you should say that about the blahs and the extra weight. After a week of ham and potato salad mostly, I am feeling blurgh too and I realized that alot of it has to do with not getting my usual plate loads of veggies in . I'll join you on the baby steps. Girl, I think you need to leave the pup walking to DH. The hurky jerky motion of walking dogs does not sound like it at ALL good for you right now. They have a recumbant stepper? Interesting.

Shad - I didn't quite get your joke but I hope it doesn't mean I died :yikes: (eat worms in the garden...) That's really interesting about running into a stranger and then finding out that you might be related. I'm sure he will be most appreciative of the geneology help. Got a real smile about your lost spreadsheet (sorry) playing with the equipment that also seems to have taken a powder :( Not that the situation was funny, but the way you presented it was. You have a talent for painting a good picture with words.

I had a small bowl of baked stuffed potato soup with a bit of cheddar cheese at lunch. Should not have done that. Is giving me the major sleepies now. Perhaps I will sneak a 10 minute walk outside. I really need to be paying more attention to my food. After supper sitting on the couch I could knock off for a good 20 - 30 minutes. Happens alot.

Michelle - I hope you can unclick the kinks in your side. That would be very frustrating to sit out the fairs. Where you do hike?

Fiber might be a friend to cholesterol but it's also the best buddy of flatulence. Don't ever eat an apple and a Fiber One bar for breakfast.

I went to the hairdresser yesterday. Told her I can only afford to come about every 3 months instead of 6 weeks. She made me blonder to try and hide the silver a bit longer. Although I was blond about half my life, now that I've gone darker, I kind of like the darker colors. I picked out this really cool red and deep brown for the autumn. Would look even better if I could lose about a hundred pounds and drop 15 years by then too.

Well I am almost nodding off so I'd better get that walk in. Take care folks and have a good weekend.

annie175
04-17-2009, 02:14 PM
Oh Happy, I am toooo old for a bun in the oven. It would break me. Sides my tubes are tied and Tony is neutered. hehe. I would love for you to swing by for dinner. I love company for dinner, it makes it more worth it.

The ultrasound did show a cyst on my left ovary, but nothing to be alarmed about. THey said it will probably take care of itself, and to get another ultrasound in about 4 months. My iron count was down and they want it up before the ablation. More iron at night before going to bed. I will never poo at this rate. Isn't if funny, now that I know I have a cyst on my left ovary, my left side hurts down there. I am an idiot. Mind over matter. Blonde brains...

We went to Taco Bell for lunch. It was real hard to come back into work. Man it is so dang beautiful out there. Taco Bell is the lowest place on earth to eat right after White Castle.

Have a marvy weekend all........

MELODY525
04-17-2009, 04:16 PM
I WILL HAVE TO READ POSTS OVER THE WEEKEND. I DID A FAIRLY LARGE FOOD SHOP FOR ME AND JEN(SHE IS UNDER THE WEATHER A WEE BIT) AND THEN PUT A FULL DAY IN THE OFFICE. SENDING LOVE TO ALL :love:
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!! :beach:

ceejay52
04-17-2009, 06:16 PM
I had a lot to do on my list today but only a couple of things completed. I needed a nap this afternoon. Must have over done it outside yesterday.
While I was outside yesterday I saw a robin egg that had been hatched and another white egg that had been hatched.


Annie
I've had cyst on my ovaries and most do take care of themselves. I had one that the doctor put me to bed for three days with antibiotics. He said it was about 2 inches in diameter.

Mel
Hope Jen feels better soon. I'm glad that she still has mom to take care of her.

Michelle
I have to do the bike for exercise. My foot, that needs surgery, reminded me of that yesterday. I may break down and go back to the podiatrist to see where I'm at but I know the first the thing he'll ask is "AM I a canidate for surgery." I really don't want another injection but will go that route for the time being. I can have so many of those.
Take it easy on yourself.

Jolly
I sure hope that your test doesn't get lost in cyber space. That would be horrible.

Happy
I'm mainly mowing weeds now. Yikes on that doctor bill, but I've come to believe that they over charge the insurance to get what they want.

Jeanette

Shad
04-17-2009, 09:57 PM
Morning all,
No Happy - I would never joke about you dying on me. Eating worms in the garden stems from an old childhood poem that goes something like:

No body loves me, everybody hates me,
I'm going down the garden to eat worms
Long slim slimey ones slip down easily
Big fat fuzzy one STICK

There's more, but I can't remember it all. We used to sing it.

I've been down to the South Melbourne markets instead of Victoria Markets this morning. Got my fruit and vegetables although I didn't get much in the way of fruit I notice. Aah well I can go back again tomorrow. It's not as far to walk as the Vic mob.

Went out to dinner last night with friend R. We are discussing my birthday bash next week - I'm sort of leaning towards getting a car and buzzing off for the weekend and R wants to go to dinner at a good restaurant. Poor R - she loves to go travelling but she doesn't like going it alone and she is considering touring NZ next year by bus. I'm trying to persuade he to do it in a car because you can get to see so much more doing it yourself ad you can make forays off the beaten track as required. She might like to travel but she is not a traveller if you know what I mean.

Jolly - my fingers are crossed for your house. Nothing like having your own even it is small or needs fixing or not in the best street - Its YOURS.

Ceejay - come on down and have a go at my lawns too please. You'll be right at home with the weeds

Mel - hope Jen is better today - sorry to hear she is sick.

Michelle - yikes on the back and leg. Sounds sciatic. Hope you get some answers real soon.

Okay - hope I haven't forgotten anyone. I'll be back later anyway. I need to go make the bed, and finish the laundry and then I think I will go into town and get a couple of new books and maybe a big coffee - just because I can.

MELODY525
04-18-2009, 08:39 AM
HAPPY~ I AM SORRY THE NET/WEBSITE IS GIVING YOU SUCH A HARD TIME. MY PC HAS BEEN ACTING UP SOME. AND I AM EVEN SORRIER TO HEAR ABOUT THE TEST COST BUT DH IS RIGHT....THERE IS NO PRICE ON PEACE OF MIND. :hug:

SHAD~ HOW NICE TO MEET THIS MAN AND HAVE A CHAT. HOPEFULLY HE WILL FIND HIS FAMILY TREE. IT WOULD BE A TWIST OF FATE IF YOU TWO WERE RELATED! :rofl: I WAS JUST SINGING THE "WORM" SON THE OTHER DAY WHEN THERE WAS A FRACAS IN THE OFFICE. FUNNY YOU SHOULD BRING UP THE RHYME HERE. I HAD A GOOD LAUGH. IT WAS VERY POPULAR WHEN I WAS A KID. BUT THE WORDS SEEM TO CHANGE EVERY TIME I HEAR IT. GUESS THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF VERSIONS. BUT IT MADE ME GIGGLE THIS MORNING....CHICKS WITH THE SAME THOUGHTS THIS WEEK :hug:

JEANETTE~ SOMETIMES JEN AND I THINK "WHO WOULD WE TURN TO" IF WE DIDN'T HAVE EACH OTHER :rofl: SHE IS MUCH BETTER THIS MORNING. SHE LEFT A MESSAGE LAST NIGHT. HOW GREAT TO SEE THE ROBIN'S EGG!!! ANOTHER BABE IN THE AIR! ARE ANY OF THESE FREAKY HAILS STORMS HITTING YOUR AREA? I MISSED WHERE THEY WERE....BUT LORD....WHAT A MESS THEY MADE!:faint:

MICHELLE~ MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU MY FRIEND. HAVE YOU HAD NEW XRAYS TAKEN? MAYBE THERE IS SOMETHING THEY CAN SEE :tantrum: SENDING A BIG HUG BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SEND!! :hug: GOOD LUCK WITH THE 2 APPOINTMENTS. MAY THEY COME UP WITH AN ANSWER AND A MIRACLE CURE!!

ANNIE~ I WILL HAVE TO PEDAL THIS WEEKEND TO MAKE UP THE 100 MINUTES!! I AM SADLY BEHIND. :rofl: WHAT IS Jose C Margarita? I WILL HAVE TO GOOGLE THAT. IT SOUNDS INTERESTING. IF IT'S GOOD FOR CHICKENS IT MUST BE GOOD FOR ME. DOES IT COME IN IV FORM? I COULD HANG THE BAG ON THE BACK OF MY CHAIR :rofl: :rofl:

JOLLY~ I AM STILL THINKING GOOD THOUGHTS FOR THE OPEN HOUSE !

:beach: IT WAS SO GORGEOUS YESTERDAY AND I LOVED BEING OUTSIDE. HAD A VERY FULL DAY THOUGH AND I HAVE SO MUCH I WANT TO DO THIS WEEKEND. NOT SURE IT WILL GET DONE. I CAN FEEL MY SPRINGTIME SWOLLEN GLANDS COMING ON. :faint: JUST WHEN I THOUGHT IT WAS "SAFE TO GO IN THE WATER" :rofl: :rofl: GOING TO SEE IF I CAN JUST TAKE THE ALLERGY STUFF AND IGNORE THE FEELING!!:tantrum: JEN IS BETTER. THE WORST DAY PASSED YESTERDAY.
A GOVT UPDATE: I GOT ANOTHER LETTER FROM DISABILITY THIS WEEK. NOW I AM WAITING TO SEE HOW MUCH OF THAT MONEY, $213, THE OTHER GOVT AGENCY WILL LET ME KEEP. ONE WOMAN TOLD ME BETWEEN $20-30. :rofl: I THINK THAT THE 3 BRANCHES OF SOCIAL SECURITY ARE STILL IN A QUANDARY AS TO WHAT TO DO AND IF I AM REALLY ENTITLED. THE QUESTION NOW IS "WHEN WAS THIS WOMAN REALLY BECOME DISABLED?"
YOU WOULD THINK AS THEY CLASSIFIED ME "PERMANENTLY DISABLED" IN THE LATE 70'S THAT THEY WOULD USE THEIR OWN DATE. SOME "SMARTIE" DOWN THERE HAS WRITTEN IT INTO MY FILE THAT IT IS 2007?!?!? WTF??? BUT HE WENT BY THE DATE I HAD ACTUALLY PUT ENOUGH $$ INTO SOC SEC IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO CLAIM IT. WHAT A FRIGGING MESS. IN THE MEANTIME....ONE WOMAN TOLD ME IT WON'T BE ANY LESS THAN WHAT I AM RECEIVING NOW. :lol3: :lol3:
WONDER IF GOD IS PAYING ATTENTION DOWN HERE....GUESS THE WARS ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE KEEPING HIM BUSY! I AM NOT FRETTING OVER IT THIS TIME. :beach:

HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY :scooter:

MELODY525
04-18-2009, 10:49 AM
I WAS JUST TALKING WITH JEN ABOUT MY LIFE AND I CAME BACK TO SHARE THIS ALTHOUGH I DON'T THINK THIS WILL COME AS ANY SURPRISE TO YOU GALS.

I HAVE NOTICED SINCE THE END OF LAST YEAR THERE HAS BEEN A SPEEDING UP OF THE REGRESSIVE PART OF THIS DISORDER. THAT'S WHY I HAVE BEEN SO GOOD ABOUT OVERDOING IT AND STAYING OUT OF THE OFFICE.
I HAVE LOST SOME MUSCLE STRENGTH BUT THIS IS THE NATURAL OCCURENCE OF THIS DISORDER AND ALSO MY AGE IS INVOLVED. I AM NOT THE 62 YR OLD LIKE YOU GALS WOULD BE. THE DRS DON'T EVEN USE OUR AGES....THEY GO BY THE DISORDER AND THE REGRESSION SPEEDS. IT SEEMS TO HAVE SLOWED DOWN AGAIN BUT I NEED TO MAKE SOME NEW ADJUSTMENTS. THEREFORE I WILL NOT BE POSTING ON WEEKENDS. I HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO, AND ALSO I LIKE TO COOK ON THE WEEKENDS. I NEED MORE DOWN TIME FOR BOTH EYES AND ARMS NOW. THEY WERE THE HARDEST HIT THIS TIME. IT'S NOTHING TO GET EXCITED ABOUT. I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN IT IS TIME TO BEGIN WORRYING...HOPEFULLY NOT FOR MANY YEARS YET! :rofl:
I ALSO MADE A CALL TO MY POLITICAL FRIEND AND LET HIM KNOW YESTERDAY THAT I AM PULLING BACK AND WILL BE DOING NOTHING THAT REQUIRES "EYES" FOR THE ELECTIONS NOW. THIS WAY I ONLY HAVE ONE JOB ON THAT DAY AND NOT 20!!
HAVING SAID THIS....I WILL SEE YOU ALL ON MONDAY.

MELODY525
04-18-2009, 01:31 PM
I JUST GOT THIS IN THE E-MAIL AND IT LOOKED GOOD. IT'S A LINK TO RECIPES THAT THE NY TIMES WEBSITE SENT ME:

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/11/20/health/nutrition/112008-RFHSoups-B.JPG

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/health/series/recipes_for_health/index.html

ceejay52
04-18-2009, 08:47 PM
Mel
I understand your circumstances. Wish I were closer to help you out when needed. I spend to much time on the computer. We had some hail one aftenoon but it didn't last long. Right now it's thunder showers.

I've got a bit more done this week end, but still need an extra day of working in the house. I'm taking some things to the thrift store next week end. I've talked to the girls today and they are going to mow the lawn again this year. My foot is just not going to let me do it.

Jeanette

diyana
04-19-2009, 09:41 AM
I just have time for a quick check in....lots to do on this rainy day since I was relaxing and enjoying the beautiful day yesterday.

Mel - So sorry to hear that your conditioning is worsening. But I'm so proud of you for standing up for yourself, setting your limits, and doing what you need to do to take care of yourself! :bravo: The gov't is really being a pain in the arse to you! Hang in there!

Shad - I don't think our Farmer's Markets will be up and running for another week or two. I'm looking forward to the fresh veg!

Ceejay - I wish I had more time on the weekends too. It never seems like there's enough time to do the "have to do's" and the "want to do's".

Happy - That sucks that the test was so expensive. I agree with your DH that the doc should've told you that it is an expensive test. But at least it gave you piece of mind. The recumbent stepper is pretty cool, and easy on the back. DH and I used to do a lot of hiking at Yosemite when we lived in CA. Now we mostly go to the state parks.

Annie - Sorry to hear about your cyst, but at least the docs said nothing to worry about. I've heard B12 helps with iron absorption, but I can't remember where I heard that.

A big :wave: to everyone!

Love and hugs,

MELODY525
04-19-2009, 04:36 PM
JEANETTE~ HOPE THE FOOT FEELS BETTER. MOWING THE LAWN IS NOT AN EASY TASK. GLAD THE GIRLS WILL CONTINUE DOING IT :hug;

MICHELLE~ WAVING A HAND AS YOU FLY BY THE 3FC SITE!! :wave: GOOD LUCK WITH THE ACHES AND PAINS THIS WEEK :hug:


I HAVE A CHANCE TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE TOMORROW TO ANOTHER MALL and TUES MORNING IS FOOD SHOPPING SO I'LL BE BACK TUES AFTERNOON. I AM GOING TO BEGIN POSTING AT "NIGHT" ALSO.

NOTHING NEW HERE. GOT THE CLOTHES CLOSET TURNED AROUND FOR SPRING/SUMMER. FOR SURE IT WILL SNOW NOW :brr:

I HAD THE OFFER OF DOING MY SOC. SECURITY ONLINE. THEY SENT YET ANOTHER LETTER TELLING ME HOW TO DO IT AND ASKING ME TO PLEASE GIVE IT A TRY. I THOUGHT I WOULD COMPLY. MAKES IT A LOT EASIER FOR THEM ....SO THEY SAY. LET US HOPE NOW THEY CAN KEEP THE ONLINE ACCT STRAIGHT! :rofl: ACCORDING TO THE ACCOUNT INFO I GET TO KEEP ALL THE MONEY...I AM SURE SOMEHOW THAT IS NOT THE LAST WORD. IT'S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. :lol3: :lol3:

HAPPY MONDAY TOMORROW :moped:

MORENA SHADDIE :hug:

Shad
04-19-2009, 06:14 PM
Morena
Didn't post yesterday, got started on it and life intruded so nothing else got done.

Michelle - markets here go all year round - well the three biggies do anyway - Queen Victoria Market, South Melbourne and Prahan markets. Some of the stuff is bought in from other places like the Mexican mangos we are getting at the moment, but since this vast country produces fresh food all year round, we don't have to worry about not being able to get stuff into the markets. For example, tomato grows better in Queensland in the winter - yep we can grow them outdoors throughout the winter season although they are best at the beginning and end of winter. Ditto table grapes, apples, potato etc etc etc. Then in the northern (Australian) Summer, all those lovely things come from NSW, Victoria and South Australia. Of course we have seasonal stuff like stone fruit which only grow in the cooler temperate climates and the beef and lamb is better from the south. Naturally enough when we are having a bad harvest of something, we can get it from New Zealand. Wheat is grown in vast quantities in Western Australia so we really want for nothing. We Aus/ NZ really are the food bowls of the world. There is a great furore going on at the moment about the food being thrown out by supermarkets and f&v places. Far too much good stuff is being chucked - either because it is not selling or because it is close to it's useby date. Surely all that stuff should be donated to places like old folks homes or orphanages (if there are any) or to the immigration camps, but then again there would probably be some outburst by another bunch of do-gooders who would complain that we shouldn't feed humans cast off stuff that can't be sold for one reason or another - probably something that the do-gooders insisted on in the first place! :rofl:
Okay - off the :soap:

Mel - You must do what you must do to keep yourself as fit and well as possible. We do understand and all of us wish we could do something to help. Unfortunately not too many of us are within cooee of you so can't just pop over with a bunch of scones or whatever.

I apologise for not getting to everyone, but its Monday - the system will crack again (perpetual problem here) shortly and the phone will ring hot. I'd better go and put my calm, knowlegeable, intelligent face on. It's only a front but who cares - if you can't bedazzle them with your brilliance, it's time to bewilder them with your bullsh*t. Have a good weekend, whats left of it.

diyana
04-20-2009, 07:49 AM
A quick fly by for me as I've got a couple projects to finish up this a.m. I went to the gym yesterday and got in a great cardio workout just before they closed. I'm hoping to go tonight too for strength training and cardio....yes, I will mind my back. :) Speaking of my back, Auntie Flo just showed up...so gym tonight will depend on the cramping situation. I'm hoping she'll cooperate so that I can go.

Mel - Enjoy your shopping excursions. Good that you can do your social security online now. Thanks for your good wishes.

Shad - In the winter here, we get fruit and veg in our grocery stores from other parts of the country and Mexico, Chile, etc. Of course we pay a premium price for it, and it's not as fresh as it would be if we lived closer to where it was grown. My DMIL always comments how all our grocery prices, especially eggs, dairy and meat, are cheaper than they are in CA, but how are produce is always WAY more expensive and not as fresh. DUH. That's what trucking it across country will do, increase the price and reduce the freshness. I agree that far too much good food is trashed. It's a shame with so many hungry people. I'm not in favor of anyone eating spoiled food, but if it's still good. Of course, more than a few times at my local store, I've run across items that are still on the shelf AFTER their use by date. So I've learned to check ALL dates carefully.

Well, I'd better get to my projects. I hope you all have a Marvelous Monday!

Love and hugs to all,

annie175
04-20-2009, 08:03 AM
Good Monday Morning....

Sheesh what a weekend. Baby Girl was sick and mommie had to go over and take care of her, altho her BF was doing a magnificent job of it. I think she just wanted her mommie. I know, I know, she is 23 yrs old, however this is the first sickness that she has not been living at home getting mommie's TLC. Anyway she carried a 104 temp Fri, Sat and Sun, vomiting, coughing, blowing (both ends), finally yesterday at about 5pm, the temp broke. THank you Jesus. She is now feeling better and on the mend. Tony just looked at me when I told him about her and me taking care of her and said, "Girls are funny". I laughed at him.

The grill out on Friday night was great, we walked about 30 minutes, stopped by a friends house we passed and introduced the two. Took Hella Bella on the walk also, she IS getting old, she wasn't the same all weekend and wouldn't jump up on any furniture. I think maybe her back hips may of hurt her. She seemed better today. I did give her a baby asprin last night and that seemed to help her.

Cut the grass, weeded the rock beds around the shrubs, laid out in the sun for a couple of hours reading a book, that was most enjoyable. Yesterday it rained and was gray as is today, so only cleaned house and did laundry, cooked dinner for me and T, went over and took care of DD.

Happy...did you get all your chores done and that fabulous nap in?

Shad...where is the birthday bash going to be. We would all like to join you. Celebrations are so much fun.

MEL....did you catch up on the exercise?? Unemployment on line is wonderful here, hopefully social security will be as great. Jose', and I can't spell but here is my shot at it...Cuervo Margarita. The chicken was ok, not fab, but ok.

Michelle....I get a B12 shot monthly as a result of my bariartic surgery. I also take a B12 supplement about twice a week in addition to the shot. I did start my iron and I tell you taking it before bed is wise, as it causes a tummy ache for me.

Not much else going on here...rainy days and Mondays.....This is the day the Lord has made, let us be rejoice and be glad in it.

Hello to everyone!!

Have a great start to the week all...

Love and hugs

MELODY525
04-20-2009, 08:07 AM
MICHELLE....BEING THE BUSY BEE AGAIN! HAVE A GOOD DAY.

SHAD~ I BAFFLE THEM WITH BULLSH*T EVERY DAY :rofl: GOOD LUCK THIS WEEK. I WAS THINKING OF YOU OVER THE WEEKEND. WERE YOUR EARS RINGING???

:cifdate: NO WONDER THERE ARE SPACES ON THE BUS FOR THE MALL...I FORGOT THERE IS AN ELECTION TODAY!! IT MUST BE SENILITY BECAUSE I REMEMBERED LAST WEEK :faint: SO....INSTEAD I AM OFF TO THE LAUNDRY ROOM AND WHIP THOSE SENIORS INTO VOTING.
HAPPY MONDAY :moped:

MELODY525
04-20-2009, 08:10 AM
:wave: HELLO ANNIE....HOPE YOUR DD FEEELS EVEN BETTER TODAY :hug: POOR KID. AND I DO UNDERSATAND...JEN AND I STILL LIKE EACH OTHER TO BE THERE!! :rofl:

ANNIE REMINDED ME THAT I HAD GOOD NEWS.
I WAS 190.5 AND I AM NOW 186.5 AT THE END OF THE MONTH!! I FINALLY LOST THE 4 LB BLOAT I GAINED. AND I DID MAKE UP THE MINUTES OVER THE WEEKEND AND MADE MY 100 MINUTE GOAL :cheer3:

ok i am really going this time! :moped:

jollygirl
04-20-2009, 09:14 AM
Good morning all. OK. I honestly don't know where the weekend went. Looking at houses, bowling banquet, looking at houses, running. . . I just realized it is Monday, and I hadn't been in here in a few days:dizzy: Sorry about all that.

Well, knee is almost better. Unfortunately, the right one is acting up now, after putting a bit to much pressure on it all last week. I can't win:( But, it will be fine. I am (please, I beg and pray) on the coughing crap out tail end of my several week long cold.

I put an offer in on an ugly house yesterday. Decided while it is hard to get past the Maximum Strenght Pepto Bismal pink they painted everything in the living room, the layout is good. Unfortunately, yet again, another offer went in yesterday as well. We shall see.

Have a good day all, and I will try to get in here more regularly. :wave:

diyana
04-20-2009, 09:42 AM
Annie - Glad to hear you had a nice weekend, and that your DD and Hella Bella are both getting better. I'm glad you're getting enough B12. Thanks for the tip about iron at bedtime.

Mel - Congrats on the weight loss! :bravo: Good for you for getting those seniors to vote!

Jolly - I hope you get over the remainder of your cold and that both your knees feel better soon. As for pepto bismal pink....We had one or two obnoxious paint colors in our house when we bought it, but other than the paint we loved the house. So we got this primer that covers any color in one coat...painted the rooms before we moved in and now we have the PERFECT house! Best of luck to you!

A big :wave: to Miss Happy and everyone else! Here's to a great day for all of us!

Love,

annie175
04-20-2009, 09:43 AM
Jolly....goodluck on the house. The first house the ex and I got real cheap was ugly also. Olive Green/black theme with Aqua scattered around. We basically stripped the walls, ceiling, and floors and redid everything.

I am not in the mood to work today, at all. Just cannot seem to get in the "work" mode. I am full of energy, but just want to play. Yikes.

annie175
04-20-2009, 10:27 AM
I just went downstairs and walked up the 7 flights of stairs back to my office to try to burn off this energy. Was out of breath by the 5th floor, had to push myself the other 2 floors. My new goal is to keep walking the stairs and get to the 7th floor without my heart beating out of my chest. I am going to try to do it once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Plus that will help rack up steps on my pedometer. If we can do 10,500 steps a day this week M-F, we will get 250 extra healtmiles added to our account, which in turn converts to $$.

diyana
04-20-2009, 10:55 AM
Annie - Good for you for walking up so many flights of stairs. I can do about 2 flights before my heart is pounding out of my chest. My asthma doc says that I should limit my stairs to 1 or 2 flights at a time. That's awesome that your company converts exercise into $$! YGG!

ceejay52
04-20-2009, 06:46 PM
Annie
I like the idea of the health miles. Which our iinsurance company would do this.

Jolly
Wow. Pepto bismal pink. I hope you win the bid.

Mel
Don't get to rough on the seniors. Good job on those exercise minutes.

Happy
Is the computer hanging up on you again?

Shad
Hang in there, I know that you can do it.

Nothing new for me today. My foot is still bothering me. I am getting excited about going to Springfield, Mo in May since I didn't go last month.

More later
Jeanette

happy2bme
04-20-2009, 07:05 PM
Sorry guys - lots going on right now in my life. Not bad, just uber busy, busy, busy.

Will try and get back later to explain.

:hug: to Mel in particular - hang in there sister

and a :grouphug: to anyone needing a little TLC

jollygirl
04-21-2009, 06:03 AM
Good morning all. Just a quick fly by. I am away at work all day, then heading straight to class. Crazy.

After being up all night coughing, I finally think the end is in sight. Yeah. Knees are doing better too. I jsut did a yoga video this morning, to try to stretch everything out. We shall see.

Not much else to report. Last night of class. So, once the finals insanity is over, I can get back to just work craziness, and my normal levels of insanity, for the summer.

Have a good day all. Sorry so short. :wave:

diyana
04-21-2009, 07:46 AM
Good morning ladies -

I didn't make it to the gym last night...let's just say Aunt Flo really CRAMPED my style. I'm hoping to go tonight after the doc appt. Today's appt is with my "regular" doc, and on Thursday, I see the sports med doc.

Ceejay - I hope your foot feels better soon.

Happy - I hope everything is going okay with you.

Jolly - Good luck with your finals! I'm glad to hear that you're feeling a little better.

A big :wave: and :hug: to everyone else! I'll check in later.

Love and hugs,

annie175
04-21-2009, 08:17 AM
Good Morning Chickies......

Well the iron has kicked in, constipation has set, and Auntie Flo by the weekend. Head is pounding today. Yikes! Ablation is scheduled for May 19, assuming the iron count goes up and the potassium stays put. It is h*ll getting old. Baby girl is much better, she texted me and asked if a grill cheese would be all right to eat. lol

Michelle...I think you personally support the doctors in your neck of the woods. lol I think I am beginning to do that here. Hope everything gets to feeling better.

Jolly..I do hope you get that house as pink is my favorite color.

Ceejay..Hope your foot is better today. My next trip is to St. Louis June 5, 6, & 7 for a bridal shower for my BFs daughter who is the same age as my DD.

Happy...don't get too busy, need to slow down or you will pass yourself up.

Hello to everyone.

Have a great Tuesday,

Love and hugs

MELODY525
04-21-2009, 08:41 AM
I WAS RIGHT YESTERDAY AND THERE WAS NO ELECTION...IT'S TODAY. BUT THE BUS HAD ALREADY GONE TO THE MALL SO I DID LAUNDRY. I AM OFF TO COAX THE SENIORS OUT OF THEIR BEDS TO VOTE ON THIS DISMAL DAY :rain: HAPPY TUESDAY :moped:

JOLLY~ GOOD LUCK!

ANNIE~ NICE MILEAGE!! GOOD LUCK WITH THE ABLATION AND GLAD DD IS FEELING BETTER.

MICHELLE~GOOD LUCK WITH THE DR APPTS AND FLO:hug:

JEANETTE~ IT WILL BE A NICE TRIP IN THE SPRING WEATHER!

HAPPY~ :hug: HUGS BACK TO YA!

happy2bme
04-21-2009, 08:50 AM
Hi all,

Saturday we had an unexplained power outtage that lasted for several hours. My mom comes in tomorrow and I am trying to get the house "guest ready". My preference, not hers. DH has an interview with a contracting firm tomorrow and after 4 years of working in gym shorts, sport socks and optional t-shirt realized he has no interview clothes. So we had a detour to the store last night for a sport coat, slacks, shirt and tie. Poor DH - that dress shirt looks soooo uncomfortable. :( I would feel the same way if I had to put on a zoot suit again - I dress quite nicely (I'm told) but it's more knit sweaters and scarfs and such rather than formal jackets. So I haven't logged much computer time the last few days and probably will remain sporadic the rest of the week.

Sorry to hear that many of you are cramping away. It will end one day and you'll think to yourself? What were cramps like? :chin: :lol: Of course they are replaced by other pains because nothing in life is fair :lol:

Keep your chin up Michelle - I think we hit bouts in life where all we seem to do is run to various doctors. Shortly AFTER you are sick and tired of this, it does settle down without notice. Hope you are feeling better.

Don't let the pink rooms distract you Jolly. One girl at work was saying this week that while house hunting they passed up one that was hideously decorated and she couldn't see past it. Then she realized after she bought another house that paint can be correctly but you can't change out a bad floor plan layout and that particular house had an ideal floor plan in retrospect.

Annie - good for you for getting all those stairs in. That's a noble goal! And something you can definitely measure progress on. Will you have to take extra supplements the rest of your life? I thought eventually your stomach grows to a size where you can get your nutrition from food again. I'm always learning about these things. Love your tag line in your signature!

Ceejay - both of us been feeling alot more achy lately - been blaming it on the weather. Could be what's bothering your foot too. Feel better :hug:

Hello to Shad and Mel and the rest of the crew. Sorry but I need to move along now. Big hugs to the chicks.

Thank you for the card Mel :hug: yours in on the way across the pond Shad. I realized I probably should have sent it a month ago instead of a week ago. :^:

annie175
04-21-2009, 09:05 AM
MEL...see what happens to our minds when we age....we don't know what day it is.

Happy...yes, for the rest of my life I will have to take supplements. Our tummys can get bigger. It will not absorb as it used to because of the intestine routing and how fast things go through our body now. However, taking all these supplements, I do believe, I have never physically been in this good of shape.

I did go work out at Curves last night, worked myself into a sweat. It was fun last night as there were a lot of fun talkers there. One older woman (I would say mid to late 60s or even 70s was a hoot). She was just moving to her own slow groove, quite cute, and talking about the new pie store that was soon to open. I told her if she was going to visit the pie store she needed to work a little harder. She threw her white haired head back and laughed.

Later gaters

annie175
04-21-2009, 01:50 PM
I am so constipated, I can't even toot!! hahahhaha

Shad
04-21-2009, 11:28 PM
Hiya all,
Just a quick run through today to check that you are all present and accounted for! 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, yup and the lurkers all there

I'm off to see Billy Elliot (the musical) tonight my birthday treat to me. Then on Saturday we are (8 of us at the moment) going to a restaurant to have dinner.

Jolly, I do hope you get that house and soon. :crossed: for you.

I'd better go. I've 101 things to do and see. Annie - hope the earth moves for you shortly

MELODY525
04-22-2009, 08:21 AM
HAPY~ GOOD NEWS ABOUT AN INTERVIEW...KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED AND THINKING GOOD THOUGHTS:yoga:

SHAD~ NOW THAT HAPPY MENTIONS IT...I THINK I LOST YOUR BIRTHDAY CARD. BECAUSE I DON'T REMEMBER STAMPING TWO AND I JUST LOOKED AND IT'S NOT HERE. :cry: UNLESS I TOSSED IT IN THE MAIL WITHOUT A STAMPING? :dizzy: SO SORRY LITTLE SIS :hug:

ANNIE~ I AM SO GLAD I AM POOING!!! FOR A CHANGE!!! GETTING TIRED OF ALL THE "REMEDIES" THE DR RECOMMENDS! :faint: THANK GOD THERE IS NO PIE STORE NEAR ME OR ME AND MY CHAIR WOULD HAVE TO GET ON YOUR TREADMILL!!

:cofdate: LONG DAY YESTERDAY BUT I HAD SOME NICE COMPANY. I WAS A GOOD GIRL AND CAME UP HERE TO EAT MY OWN FOOD. NO JUNK AND NO SODA FOR ME. AND I TOOK BREAKS AND ACTUALLY CAME UP HERE TO REST UP. BUT I AM HAVING A MELIDAY TODAY AND JUST GONNA VEGE OUT IN FRONT OF THE TV :beach:
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY :moped:

annie175
04-22-2009, 08:26 AM
Good Morning!!

Weeehaaaaa, the earth has moved. Now I want it to move again....

MEL...I am proud of you for eating the good stuff at home. Have a marvelous Meliday.

Shad...Birthday sounds like fun. Tony and I went to a new Italian restaurant last night, it was very good.

Hi to all..

Love and hugs,

diyana
04-22-2009, 05:17 PM
Hello ladies -

I've had a super busy day at work, and I'm looking forward to getting home, changing clothes and going to the gym. The cramps have calmed down. Yay!

My doc appt yesterday went well. Cholesterol is down a lot (thanks to the meds), BP is good, HA1C (blood sugar) is a little high, but the doc said that could be due to the prednisone I was on all autumn as well as the cortisone injection for my back. But I'm gonna get back on track in terms of eating and exercise so my blood tests in September will be even better. As for my back, he thinks I should continue with PT, but he told me to wait and see what the sports med doc says (I'm seeing him tomorrow). Yes, it does feel like I'm making these docs rich....but I'm determined to get healthy and pain free....and if it takes a few visits to docs, then that's what I'm gonna do.

Hope you all have a great evening!

Lots of love and hugs,

ceejay52
04-23-2009, 12:25 AM
Annie
I had to laugh when you said the earth moved. I use a product over the counter called Colon Cleanser.I buy it at Walmart. It works really well for me. I hate Metimucil.

Happy
Enjoy the time with your mom. Fingers are crossed for the DH's interview.

Shad
Happy Birthday and enjoy yourself.

Mel
Sometimes we need extra sleep instead of going shopping. It can be done another day. I get to sleep in tomorrow morning.

This sight was hanging on me tonight. It was waiting for a google page ad. There is nothing new in my neck of the woods. I have been cleaning out the spare bedroom once again. I'm getting rid of the furniture and will be making this room into a computer room/work out room. I have very little over night company. I will be taking a lot of things to the thrift store.

I'm calling the poditrist tomorrow. Walking is out of the question for any length of time. Walking is what has made it worse. Just keep reminding myself that this is why I have the bicycle.

Shad
04-23-2009, 12:57 AM
Arrrgggghhhhh Mel and Happy - just realised what date it is. I haven't even bought much less sent our Happy a birthday card yet.

Sorry Happy - you can't get old until I can get one for you. Delay the birthday please!

Gotta dash off. It's sometimes difficult to remember in this job that although you are up to your a*se in alligators, your original objective was to drain the swamp!!!!

MELODY525
04-23-2009, 08:06 AM
ANNIE~ OOOH!!! ITALIANS!!! I LOVE ITALIANS!!:love:

SHAD~ I WILL SEND AND ECARD!! I KNOW I CAN GET ONE THOSE THERE ON TIME! :rofl: HAPPY SWAMP DRAINING!!

MICHELLE~IT'S TOUGH WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO BACK AND FORTH TO THE DRS BUT JUST KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE...FOCUS ON WHAT YOU WANT IN YOUR MINDS EYE AND IT WILL BE YOURS! :dance:

JEANETTE~ I THINK I NEED SOME KIND OF METAMUCIL WITH A TOUCH OF DYNAMITE:rofl: :rofl:

HAPPY~ TIME TO LAY OUT THE :welcome: MAT FOR MOM!! :cb:

:cofdate: WHAT A PAIN IN THE ARSE LAST NIGHT....WE LOST THE HOT WATER AND YOU WOULD THINK THE WORLD WAS COMING TO AN END. LORD WHAT A FRACAS. WE BLEW SOME FUSES ON ONE OF THE TANKS. TODAY THE MEN CALLED ME DOWN TO SEE HOW TO REPLACE THEM...I DECLINED. NOT MY JOB MAN!!!
YESTERDAY WAS CALM AND RELAXING. VERY NICE. WE HAD A PRETTY GOOD TURNOUT FOR TUESDAY'S ELECTION. ALL IN ALL IT IS A SUPER WEEK AND I LOST ANOTHER POUND! 185.5 WHAT IS IT WITH ME AND ALL THESE .5'S? SEEMS LIKE I CANT GET A "WHOLE" NUMBER!! :lol3: WISH I HAD A SMALLER STOMACH BUT MY POOR OLD STOMACH MUSCLES ARE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO REIN THE GUT IN!! :rofl: :rofl:
I AM OFF TO ORGANIZE AND PAY BILLS.
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY :moped:

annie175
04-23-2009, 08:41 AM
Yahoooooooo, it's Thursday, one more day till the weekend of YES folks...warm sunny weather for Indy again. 80s, sunny and beautiful, may just go work on the neighbors yard if I run outta things to do in mine. haha

I was moved again this morning! V>I>C>T>O>R>Y that's me arse's battle cry.

Ceejay...heck with walking, giddy-up on the bicycle. I do Miralax once a day in water. That and stool softner are the only 'bariatric' safe things I am allowed. If I use it every day like I should, things flow nicely. haha

Michelle...you certainly have a great, positive attitude of late. I am proud of you considering the pain you are going through. YGG

Shad...you made me chuckle with the allegator comment. I had heard the first half of that before but not the part about the swamp. haha

MEL...congrats on yet another .5lb lost. Girl, I would certainly want to lose the .5 than gain it. Keep .5in it, and you will be there before you know it. Yeah WTF do those guys want...you changin the fuses. NOT, we can't even keep our own fuses going some of the time.

Tonight is "curse bucket" drinks at Scotty's Brewhouse. We ended up with $72.00 in the curse bucket. I am sure that was even short changed, probably should be about 172.00. lol.

Have a super marvelous day!! Hello to everyone...

Much love and hugs,

annie175
04-23-2009, 08:42 AM
PS...yes, Italians will do me just fine also....

diyana
04-23-2009, 08:58 AM
Happy Thursday ladies -

What a week it's been at work...but all the "fires" seem to have been put out and it's returning to its normal busy state. I learned yesterday that the CEO wants 3 new reports, similar to ones I've already created...so I get that assignment. It's a little stressful to be working on such "highly visible" projects, but also very exciting. I'm leaving early today for the appt with the sports med doc. He's a smart guy and a good doc, so I'm sure he/we will be able to figure out what can be done to fix my back/hip issues. :)

We're going to have gorgeous weather today...sunny and in the 70s and even warmer (in the low 80s) tomorrow! I might try and go for a very short walk during lunch. The weekend will be cooler, unfortunately, with rain on Sunday. I'll get out and enjoy the nice weather after work/doc/gym today and after work tomorrow.

Happy - How did DH's interview go? I'll bet you're loving your mom being there! How long will she be able to stay this visit?

Mel - Did you end up having a wonderfully relaxing Meliday yesterday? I hope so. Sometimes we just need a bit of R&R. I completely agree with you about Italians...that's why I married one (Italian/Irish/German/Polish)! LOL And my eyes are totally on the prize! I'm totally focused on what I want. I'm glad your week went so well (except for last night). Congrats on losing another pound! YGG!

Annie - NO FAIR! We get the great weather on Friday, and you're getting it on the weekend! You cracked me up with your "arse's battle cry"! :rofl: I have decided to be positive. I'm going to find out what I can do to get better, and I'm going to do whatever it takes to get better and lose weight. If I had a curse bucket, I'd be adding to it ALL the time, especially this week!

Shad - You be careful in that swamp...I hope it drains quickly and you don't get your arse bitten by all the alligators!

Ceejay - I hope you can get into the podiatrist soon. You reminded me that I should get my bicycle tires filled up and go for a short ride to see how my back does. I enjoy bike riding and it would get me outside on sunny days (rather than working out at the gym).

Jolly - I hope you're doing well. Any word on the house? Have you had your exams yet? Sending lots of good thoughts your way!

Well, I've got LOTS to get done so I'd better get to it!

Love and hugs to all,

happy2bme
04-23-2009, 10:09 AM
Hello all,

Mom made it in safe and sound yesterday. We spent the better part of the day just yakking away :blah:

DH's interview went well. He was given the names of 2 other people to work with also. Recruiter said you wouldn't believe the condition that some people look like coming in for work. Said they are so off the wall or unkempt that she'd never send them out on an interview. We have fingers crossed and patience abounds.

Went to dinner last night and just as we were finishing, the lights went out. The whole area went dark. Fortunately it was early enough for natural light but they had to manually figure the checks - some of the wait staff had to ask others for help :rolleyes: and they used the old time credit card forms I haven't seen in years. Don't know why we're having such issues with power lately.

A pair of Carolina wrens have once again decided that the Coca Cola boxes on the bakers rack on the porch are perfect nesting boxes. I noticed them flying back and forth yesterday, removed 4 cans from the back of the box and we set it back on the highest shelf for them. Both momma and daddy are going gangbusters building their nest in that huge "condo". Spring is here.

I have a few days off to focus on Mom. Looking forward to it.

Michelle - I know how nerve wracking it can be to have such "high visibility" but you are so good with detail and thorough, that I'm sure you will do well and the exposure will be good for you. I had to do the same with a presentation to our "big guy" last week. Would have rather been struck mute but it came out ok :D The more you do it, the less nerve wracking. I hope you can get some relief for your aches. Enjoy the great weather - that will help too.

Gosh Annie - if you are running out of yard work, come on down - I've got plenty for all of us :rofl: I know what you mean - these first few weekends of great weather have one itching to be outside, even if it is working. Have fun with the drinks get together.

Poor Mel - in hot water because there was none :rofl: I can see everyone getting in a tizzy - but I'm COLD, how will I wash?????? Go back to your kitchen, put on a big soup pot and give them a cup at a time :D Seriously, I hope things straighten out fast. Mel to save the day :hug:

Shad, don't worry about the card - you've been on time far more often than me. I like your drain the swamp analogy - can't tell you how many times I've been distracted from the main objective so that's a good one to remember. We tend to get carried away on the waves of the crisis :lol: How was the musical the other night?

Ceejay - hope you can get some help from the podiatrist. Good for you for finding an alternative to working around your injury. That's the kind of attitude you need to succeed!

I have the answer to your occasional "blockage" of the pipes - Glucophage/Metformin. Of course there's a down side to that also.

Mom just came downstairs. We are off to the library, some shopping and pick up some groceries. So off I go.

:wave: to the rest of the chicks - talk to you later.

annie175
04-23-2009, 10:25 AM
Happy...glad to hear DHs interview went well. He will be amongst the working once again. Have fun with momma today.

diyana
04-23-2009, 11:15 AM
Happy - So nice that you're enjoying your visit with Mom and chatting away! How odd to be having such power issues. It's sad when people can't do simple addition/subtraction to add up a bill when the computer isn't working. I remember my first job (at 14) at an Arby's. We had to memorize all the prices and key them in on a cash register that looked more like an adding machine. And we had to Subtotal and find the tax on a tax chart. No touch screens where you just hit the button for the item. Gosh, it was only 32 years ago, but if you tell that to some young whipper snapper, they'd think it was back in the dark ages!

That's so cool that the wrens have a Coca Cola condo! We have a robin building a nest on top of our front porch light, and it really gets ticked off when we open the front door. I guess we'll be going in and out through the garage at least until after the eggs hatch, the babies get big and they all move off.

I'm sure my high visibility projects will go just fine. I've already created 5 reports for the head honchos, and they really like them - which is why they want more and I'm just the person to do it. :)

Enjoy your time off with mom!

ceejay52
04-23-2009, 05:57 PM
Having a very relaxing day. It's been a grogeous day.

I'm not wanting to leave the house this week end to go to my uncles. I should explain why but will not. I will will say that I will gradually wean myself from going over there. I will say my aunt is getting on my nerves. I will go get my things one week end but not this one.

Shad
04-23-2009, 06:12 PM
The alligators are winning. Draining the swamp will have to wait a while longer.
Talking about counting and adding up, I'm amazed at the lack of detail accorded to the stock take I am doing from a distance. I ask - is there reallly, really 39814 of xyz item in the store ..... long distance nods ..... so where have you stored them all considering that the package is 12" by 6" by 8? 39814 will take up a lot of space..... Long distance silence - followed by.... only 1 in the store. ...... Hang on, isn't there a vast difference between 39814 and 1??? .......Musta got it wrong then eh?
What else have they got wrong I wonder?
I remember going to a fabric shop once where the girl behind the counter could not add up. Fabric at $2.00 a metre in a sale. I want 3 metres of that and 3 metres of that. Bill = $18.00 Huh? Try again sweetheart. $18.00 - try it just one more time and only tell me the answer if you get to a different total. $10. Is that an inspired guess or did you calculate 3*2=6*$2=??? Yes that's what I did. Okay, I paid over the $10. Not my problem any more. I may not have been much good at maths but adding up money was never a problem.

Okay - I'd better go fire some rockets over to the west. I'll be back with more and some personals later. See ya

PS Ceejay - sorry to hear there are family problems looming. Best to just get them out in the open if you possibly can - otherwise you might end up like me and my eldest nephews, no communication for 10 or more years.

jollygirl
04-23-2009, 10:07 PM
OK. Hey. Sorry I am so out of things. Really sorry. Finals starting next week. Nothing on the house front. Eating everything that isn't nailed down, with work, school, and family stress - my sister is really freaking out about her home purchase, and all that it is coming to represent in her mind. I feel so helpless because i can't figure out what to say to make her feel better.

Anyway, hope everyone is doing ok. Will try to be more regular. :wave:

annie175
04-24-2009, 09:40 AM
TGIF Girls.......

What a glorious day in Indy....80 and SUNNY SUNNY SUNNY....going to work out in the yard tomorrow. I am so jazzed about it. Doesn't take much to excite this chickie....

Um our curse bucket drinks came to 118.00, the boss picked up the difference. It was quite fun.

I have a new GREAT Neice. 7lbs 9 oz, girl... Jocelyn ANNE, yepper another one named for me. She is a little butterball and has jawls like you wouldn't believe.

Shad....and just let the bill come to $8.56 and give them a ten and 6 cents. That really screws with their minds. I want to shake the cashier.

Jolly...no need to apologize, just come and post and be happy.

Ceejay...I hate to travel when it is gorgeous weather.

Michelle...how did the work out go?

Hello to everyone...

Have a super, marvelous, fabulous, sunny day.

Much love and many hugs,

diyana
04-24-2009, 11:58 AM
Happy Friday ladies -

Super quick check in for me. The appt with the sports med doc went well. He confirmed I've got bursitis in my hip, along with tendinitis. So I now know what to do and what not to do. He wants me to get back to PT for ultrasound and massage therapy and to use ice at home, along with anti-inflammatories. So now that I know what's wrong and how to treat it and that it's only a temporary condition, I'm feeling very positive. I went to the gym last night and had a great workout doing some doctor approved light cardio and strength training. I'm not going to the gym tonight because I'm getting together with a dear friend who moved to Florida last year and is just in town for a few days. No big weekend plans other than gym, icing my hip, and doing a bit of stuff around the house and the yard.

Annie - Glad you had a fun evening enjoying your curse bucket drinks.

Shad - I hope you are able to keep the alligators at bay.

Ceejay - Hang in there. Family dynamics can be difficult. I agree with Shad that it's best to get them out in the open if possible, at least explain why you're not going there as often...if you can.

Jolly - You've got so much going on...be sure and take care of you. Focus on your health and your finals. Sometimes there are no words you can say to make someone else feel better. Be there to listen, but don't get stressed out yourself or let it upset you. When my parents were very ill, friends would tell me they didn't know what to say to make me feel better...but they didn't have to say anything...just knowing they were there to listen or lend a hug made all the difference. Just make sure to take care of you....you have enough stress in your life, you don't need to take hers on. Okay? :hug:

A big :hug: and :wave: to everyone! Here's to a great Friday and weekend for all of us!

Love and hugs,

diyana
04-24-2009, 01:39 PM
I'm in a really good mood! Maybe it's because the weekend officially starts in less than 4 hours. Maybe it's because I'm getting together with a good friend tonight. Maybe it's because I feel very positive that my hip will get better in a few weeks and I'll be good as new by summer! :woohoo:

I hope you all are feeling as great as me! :)

Love and hugs,

annie175
04-24-2009, 02:22 PM
I feel pretty good today too, I think it has a LOT to do with the nice weather coming in too. If we felt any better they would have to bottle us and sell us.

MELODY525
04-24-2009, 03:46 PM
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:gift: HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHADDIE!!
HOPE THE DAY DAWNS WITH A LOVELY SUN AND BRIGHT IDEAS!! ENJOY YOURSELF!!! :hb:

MELODY525
04-24-2009, 03:59 PM
DAY 2 OF BOILER PROBS: AS FAR AS YESTERDAY IS CONCERNED THE LESS SAID THE BETTER. IT INVOLVED SCREAMING PEOPLE(NOT ME FOR A CHANGE), OFFICE FIGHTS, HOT WATER TANKS AND A VERY UNHAPPY BOB THE PLUMBER. VERY SAD....BUT BY ALMOST 2 AM THINGS WERE CALMING DOWN AND I WENT TO BED LEAVING BOB TO FINISH THE JOB ON HIS OWN AND DROP MY KEYS IN THE OFFICE'S MAILBOX. . :faint: I COULDN'T WAIT TILL 3:30 WHEN HE PREDICTED HIS DEPARTURE!!!! SO IT WAS ADIOS BOBBY!:rofl: I HAVE BEEN OUTSIDE ALMOST ALL DAY. DROVE DOWN THE STREET TO SHOP AT THE LITTLE STORE, ATE MY LUNCH OUTSIDE AND HERE I AM. A VERY MELLIE KIND OF DAY. MUCH BETTER THAN THURSDAY! :rofl:
THE WEEKEND IS SHAPING UP NICELY WITH PREDICTED TEMPS IN THE 80'S.:beach: I BETTER TAKE A SHOWER AND SHAVE MY LEGS!! :belly:
HAPPY FRIDAY AND HAPPY SATURDAY BIRTHDAY FOR SHADDIE.
I'LL BE RIGHT BACK WHEN I HAVE READ THE POSTS.......

MELODY525
04-24-2009, 04:16 PM
ANNIE~ I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT IT'S BEEN A GOOD POO WEEK HERE IN NEW JERSEY ALSO :rofl: :rofl: WTF!!! IF I WAS THERE THE CURSE BUCKET WOULD BE OVERFLOWING!!!! NO ONE ELSE WOULD EVEN NEED TO PUT MONEY IN :rofl:

MICHELLE~ I AM GLAD IT'S THE B&T AND NOT SOMETHING BROKEN OR FRACTURED!! BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO BE MINDFUL THAT IT'S THERE AND NOT AGGRAVATE IT. SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS YOUR WAY. IF YOU DO WHAT THEY SAY...IT SHOULD GET BACK TO NORMAL AND YOU WILL HAVE THE SUMMER YOU'RE DREAMING OF! :dance: SENDING HEALING THOUGHTS YOUR WAY:yoga:

happy~ i am so glad to hear the news of mom and dh! good thing he was dressed to ,make an impression. i have seen some of the peeps that work at home....they look like homeless people!!! OOPS...I LOST MY CAPS & CAN'T SEE WHAT I WROTE! :write: ANYWAY....I WILL KEEP GOOD THOUGHTS MY HEAD FOR DH AND THE BIRDIE CONDO!! :rofl:

JEANETTE~ SORRY THINGS AREN'T GOING WELL WITH THE AUNT AND I AM SURE WE HAVE ALL HAD THOSE KIND OF FEELINGS AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER :hug: YOU CAN ALWAYS GO WHEN IT WON'T BE A STRAIN. ENJOY THE WEEKEND AND HOPEFULLY WE WILL ALL GET SOME SUN TO REJEUVENATE OURSELVES AND SHAKE OFF THE WINTER BLAHS!! :cb:

SHAD~ HOPE THE DINN ER WAS NICE...DID IT HAPPEN YET?? I FORGOT WHAT YOUR POST THE OTHER DAY SAID. ANYWAY....ENJOY THE BIRTHDAY AND FACE WEST TO CATCH YOUR BIRTHDAY KISSES AND HUGS FROM ALL 3 OF US :love: :hug:


THANK THE LORD THAT THE OFFICE IS CLOSED!! I DO SO LOVE 4PM!!! NOW IT'S JUST ME AND THE SENIORS...EASIER TO HANDLE 99+ OF THEM THAN TO HANDLE 10 OFFICE STAFF :rofl:

diyana
04-24-2009, 04:27 PM
Happy Birthday, Shad! I hope you have a wonderful day and a fun birthday weekend!

Mel - I'm glad today was better for you than yesterday. I hope you have a fun weekend and enjoy the wonderful weather!

Shad
04-24-2009, 05:57 PM
Morning all and thank you for the birthday wishes.
I struggled out of bed at 5.00am this morning and went to Dawn Service - for those not in the know, today in Aus and NZ is like Memorial Day in the States. Anzac Day commemorates the fallen in all wars and sacrifices made by our fledgling nations in WW1.
It's quite amazing as I move around this country that so many dawn parades and services are so different. Generally there is a march of the old returned soldiers - although many can't march anymore - and the laying of wreaths by every society and club through RSA/ RSL (Veterans) to the smallest brownie and guide group. Everyone gets their moment in the sun so to speak. This one was a service. No parade, one wreath laid by the GG on behalf of us all, a hymn and the singing of the national anthems including God Save the Queen. Haven't heard that in years. But what always strikes me in Aus is that no one apart from the designated choir and maybe the padre sings. It's like they are all struck dumb!!!! Okay so we don't all have the best voices in the world, I'm no Kiri Te Kanawa, but I sung and the entire crowd around me just stood and stared! Until I found another Kiwi bloke in the crowd bellowing out our National Anthem - funny - is it only the Kiwis who know the words to 'Abide with me' and God Defend New Zealand and Advance Australia Fair??? I can understand not knowing the words to someone elses national ditty but there is no excuse for not knowing your own.

So on to today. It's cool and gusty and the leaves are starting to turn with Autumn colours. The Oak and Maple down the road are doing their best to put on a good show. I will probably go back to bed for a while and then go to the store to get some grub in the afternoon and then out to dinner tonight. Their will be eight of us to dinner. In between times I will have to decide what to wear and whether I need a brolly or not. Probably will as rain is predicted for this afternoon.

Michelle - glad to hear that the injury is not serious - painful but treatable. Now just be a good girl and do as told.

Mel - time for a break for you for the rest of the day too. Get those eyes out and about and protect them from glare and pollution as well.

Ceejay - sorry to hear that family problems are coming between you and the Uncles. If you can't tackle the Aunt head on, talk to one of the others. Someone needs to know what and why.

Annie - too funny about the swear jar. Should start one up for my wee rooster at work. He's always f*ing this and that. He's feeling a bit sore at me this week because I keep finding things that he has done and he hasn't put any notations to say why he has done it. I'm going back to try and patch the pieces and he is becoming a nuisance. Aaah well, he still loves me enough to come to dinner with me tonight.

Better go sort out the day. The phone is ringing, so I better answer that too. I'll be back later I think

jollygirl
04-24-2009, 08:55 PM
Hey all. Happy Birthday Shad! Hope it is a good one.

I am so letting myself down. First, missed some training runs due to the knee issues. Then, tonight we were supposed to do 8. Slow, but doable. Unfortunately, I thought my knickers were in a twist, when in fact, I had had a wardrobe malfunction :o I rubbed raw a very personal spot, and had to come home. This is not good. I need to do better.

Anyway, have a good one all. :wave:

ceejay52
04-24-2009, 10:27 PM
I'm completely severing the ties I had with my aunt. I still love my uncle.

Annie
It was really a beautiful day here, too,although the wind was blowing.
It was more like a summer day. The frogs were singing awhile ago.

Mel
I fully understand about the complaints with the water. The guys had the water turned off to repair a line and right at getting ready for work time.

Michelle
Ouch on the bursitis.

happy2bme
04-25-2009, 12:26 AM
Happy Birthday my friend. It slipped my mind that my tomorrow is your today and while your birthday has not dawned her, in your world it is over. I am so sorry that I was not on time. Wishing you the best and a bright and happy year ahead. How about if you extend your birthday just one extra day for me? Love from all of us down south here...


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Shad
04-25-2009, 02:08 AM
Stil my birthday here Happy. You haven't missed it. I have about another eight hours of birthday left.

MELODY525
04-25-2009, 08:57 AM
AS SHADDIE'S BIRTHDAY COMES TO AN END...WE CAN CELEBRATE ALL WEEKEND LONG :cheers: BECAUSE HAPPY'S BEGINS ON MONDAY :rofl: SO WHY STOP THE PARTY NOW?:hb:

I CAME BACK TO REPORT MY EXERCISE TO MICHA AND ANNIE : 80 MINUTES + 20 THIS MORNING=100. I SQUEEZED IT IN.

SHAD~ WE HAVE THE SAME THING HERE AND THEY TELL ME THAT MOST OF THE PEEPS DON'T KNOW THE HYMNS IN CHURCH EITHER?!?!? I MEAN HOW CAN YOU GO THERE AND NOT SING? VERY SAD. HAVE A GREAT DINNER :hun:

JEANETTE~ SO SORRY ABOUT THE FAMILY NEWS:hug:

JOLLY~ DON'T FRET YESTERDAY...JUST PICK UP THE BATON NAND RIUN WITH IT! :cheer:

:scooter: OK LADIES....I AM OFF FOR THE WEEKEND

ceejay52
04-25-2009, 02:33 PM
I've written my uncle an email. So he knows. I've decided that this is the time that I do things on my own. It's like I told my sister this morning, I'm 58 and all this driving every week end is taking it's toll. Plus I need more time to myself. If I get an invite to my uncles luncheon I'll go then to visit with them.

My feet and ankles have been swollen the past couple of days. Probably to much sodium. I've drank my quota of water yesterday and did 20 m inutes on the bike.

I need to be cleaning the house but have the I don't want to attitude.

Shad
I thought last week was your birthday. :balloons: to celebrate today. May you have many more.

To all the chicks, HI :wave:

ceejay52
04-25-2009, 02:37 PM
Mel
:bravo: on the exercise this week.

1day@atime
04-25-2009, 10:16 PM
Hello ladies,

Shad - Happy Belated Birthday - I hope you had a great day.

Where has the time gone? The last two weeks were just crazy at work and home. Everything is going good though. We'll not eating wise .

I"ll post more later..........

annie175
04-26-2009, 08:12 AM
Happy Glorious Sunshiny Beautiful Morning...

Shad...sorry I missed you BIRTHDAY!!! Most enjoyable, I am sure...

Happy....Don't want to be late again, so happy early birthday...

MEL...I am very proud of your exercise record, keep up the excellent work.

Ceejay....as painful as it may have been, good for you for sticking up for yourself...Hugs, my friend.

Michelle...hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Hello to everyone, can't stand being in the house, getting ready to head out and do something, even if it is wrong. hehehehe.

Much Love and Many Hugs to All

annie175
04-26-2009, 08:12 AM
Hey Patty...missed you girl...have a marvy day.

MELODY525
04-26-2009, 08:19 AM
JEANETTE~ SENDING A HUG AND IT WILL BE NICE TO HAVE SOME TIME FOR YOURSELF :hug:

:wave: TO PATTY


:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS OF THE WORLD.
WE WILL GO TO WALMARTS TOMORROW IF THERE ARE ENOUGH PEOPLE. SO FAR EVERYONE HAS CANCELLED EXCEPT ME :rofl: JUST IN CASE, I AM COMING HERE TO WISH HAPPY A GREAT DAY TOMORROW FOR HER BIRTHDAY. :hb: ...........

:gift: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS HAPPY!! HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF IT. GLAD MOM IS THERE TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU :balloons:

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h103/Kozee_kids/Birthdays/Anih-bdayballoonfloatie.gif?t=1221488511

MELODY525
04-26-2009, 08:20 AM
:wave: GOODBYE ANNIE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME DOING SOMETHING RIGHT OR WRONG :belly:

Shad
04-26-2009, 06:09 PM
It may not be the birthday yet in Tennessee, but it definitely is here!!!

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

A very happy birthday to our birthday girl today. Luv ya girlfriend.

I had a very nice birthday dinner with friends and the odd bit of family and we laughed and drunk and ate till no more would fit. Yum yum. I paid heavily for it yesterday, which wasn't helped by DB1 ringing me and asking very loudly if I was still in bed as the phone had rung 57 times. :yikes: It hadn't but he is prone to exaggeration!! :faint:

I got some interesting e-cards from some people I didn't think would know or care. Seems I must have got careless when I linked into a couple of business networks. Since people can not get past age or sex - as though it bloody matters! - I usually put my birthdate down as 29th February 1901. Although officially I am 108 - I'm actually only 27. No one has yet worked out that 29th February didn't happen in 1901. Most of the computers ask for clarification of the date but don't buck me if I do it again. Some do so I make the year 1902 and that fixes that. :rofl: It may take me all night to do what I used to do all night, but hey speed is not everything!

Okay - I have a couple of people on the phone who have the usual Monday problems over here. I'd better fix it and get some work done. I'll be back later.

ceejay52
04-26-2009, 08:35 PM
Happy
Happy Birthday, :balloons:

My aunt called Friday and half way apologised. I think my email to my uncle helped. I'm not going to cut out my visits all together, my uncle doesn't deserve to be punished. There will be limitations on topics of discussion.

jollygirl
04-26-2009, 09:12 PM
Happy Birthday Happy! Hello everyone else.

I am beat down tired. Was up late Friday going through my sister's home purchase contract with her. Then, was at my brother's last night as we all got together for a game night. I am exhausted. I need to study and take my take home final tomorrow. Can not blow this.

My sister is doing better though. It is always so frustrating for me, when someone I care about is having problems I can't help with. But, she realized it was normal house buying stress, with an extra fun layer of PMS hormones :fr:

I need some help getting back on the wagon, folks. I am just not making good choices, and it is affecting so many things.

Have a good week everyone. :wave:

Shad
04-26-2009, 10:04 PM
Jolly - sorry to hear that you are having such big problems right now. Just when you really don't need them.

When I go under pressure about things at work or home or know that pressure will be coming, I tend to organise my food to suit. That is I make up a menu for the week or month and go buy the goods for the meals. Apart from the fresh veges that is. Sometimes if the meal will freeze, I even cook them in advance and just reheat when I get home. It beats takeaways and you know you are getting the right stuff.
Buying a house is stress stuff right up there with divorce, marriage and kids. Unfortunately some handle it better than others. Let this be a lesson to you when you get to the 'can't back out now' point. It is stressful, but geez it should be a fairly happy time, since you have the house you want and have worked for.

Ceejay - I can see it now. You'll be up there having a conversation peppered with 'I can not comment on that', 'I refuse to answer on the grounds that we might have to fight each other', 'That is not on the list of permissable subjects'. Should be a fun visit!

Mel - enjoy the shopping if you go.

Annie - it's not whether it's right or wrong, it's whether you can stand the pain or gain.

Every one else just have fun with Mother, or the kids, or the dogs, or the flowers, or any else you fancy really. I need to go out to get some lunch. I'd better be very good for the next day or so I think.

jollygirl
04-27-2009, 08:10 AM
Good luck with lunch Shad. I need to be very good for the next year or so :rofl: I am actually not "that bad" - it is just a lot of little things at once, which, when added to my motivational challenges, is keeping me from being where I want to be. One day at a time, right?

Annie, I actually had to do that with my mom, after my parents divorced. Mom was taking her pain out on me, and I finally told her I couldn't do it any more. Then, was finally able to get her into counseling with me, and we were able to work things out. Not saying you want to go into counseling with your aunt, but I do know how it feels to get to the point you say "ENOUGH!"

Have a good day all. I did my weights, am going to have breakfast, study, go run, and hopefully get my take home exam done and out of the way. Later :wave:

annie175
04-27-2009, 08:29 AM
Good Monday Morn....

Jolly....I think that was intended for Ceejay, not me. I have no aunts that I am close too.

Shad....hope your lunch was great! Sounds like the birthday bash was awesome.

Ceejay...I still say stand your ground, give it time to see if auntie is sincere.

Happy....Happiest Birthday Ever!!

MEL...New week, new exercise goal!!

Michelle...enjoy the outdoors like I did?

I worked in my yard for two days straight. EVERY PART of my body aches. Lifted bags of dirt (would that be dirt bags? hehe), bags of rock, hoed two different times, cut the grass, sprayed yard for weeds, got my flower bed ready for flowers, getting those May 8. Did laundry, run vacuum, dusted, played with the LAZY dog, entertained Tony Friday night~smile, washed sheets and put bed back together. I had to come back to work, under protest as it is 80 and sunny again today. to rest.

Hello to all the worldly chickies and lurkers,

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
04-27-2009, 08:33 AM
Oh and made a delicious summer salad

A couple of tomato chopped up
A green pepper chopped up
1/2 onion chopped
2 T olive oil

Mix gently.

Sprinkle litely with garlic salt, pepper, very litely with oregano and basil.

Let set for a couple of hours. Mix and eat. I did sprinkle with 1/2 packet of equal, mix and eat.

Yummy and very easy to assemble.

annie175
04-27-2009, 08:34 AM
Let set in fridge.

annie175
04-27-2009, 08:41 AM
A really cool website I found in a magazine.....

www.spicesforhealth.com

it is sponsored by McCormick.

MELODY525
04-27-2009, 09:13 AM
SHOPPING WAS CANCELLED. THEY DIDN'T WANT TO GO FOR JUST ONE PERSON :rofl: JUST AS WELL.....I WOKE UP WITH ONE EYE GLUED SHUT. MUST BE FROM BEING OUTSIDE AND TEMPS NEAR 90!!!!! :faint: SORRY NO PERSONALS. WILL KEEP IN TOUCH DURING THE WEEK. NO PC FOR MELLIE.

:hb: HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN HAPPY :gift:

diyana
04-27-2009, 09:59 AM
Happy Monday ladies -

Sending big Happy Birthday wishes to our dear Happy!

I had a relaxing, bordering on lazy, weekend. It rained hard all weekend, to the point where you could get soaked to the bone just going out to the car. I managed to get to the gym Saturday morning to put my exercise total for last week at 120 minutes. Then I went to the grocery store. I spent the rest of the day doing laundry and a little cleaning. Sunday morning we ran a couple errands and then I cooked some make ahead and freeze meals. I didn't feel that great this weekend...I was tired and the rainy weather wasn't doing my back/hip any favors. So I mostly took it easy. It's still rainy today will be for most of the week. I may go to the gym tonight...depending on how my back/hip feels by the end of the day.

Shad - So glad you had a nice birthday dinner! I got a great laugh out of your birthdate - 108 years old...or 27? Either way, I'm glad it was a happy birthday for you! It is odd how different parts of a country observe Memorial-type days differently. It happens here too. I've noticed that in the Midwest, there are more "meaningful" observances than there were in CA. It is sad when a person doesn't know the words to their own national anthem. What's worse is that about 20% of the time at sporting events, the person designated to sing it doesn't know the words. And they have to put the words on the big screen. I'm no Celine Dion either, but I know the Star Spangled Banner and most of the words to O, Canada.

Annie - I'm envious of you and all the sunshine you had! How did you miss out on all the rain that we're getting! Sheesh! No fair!! :tantrum: :lol: The summer salad looks yummy! I'm definitely going to try that! I'm all for yummy, easy, healthy food!

Jolly - Don't worry about missed runs or wardrobe malfunctions...strive for progress not perfection, especially when you have pain in your knees or wherever! I know it's frustrating when someone you care about is upset, but you need to concentrate on your final - that's top priority. Your health is also a priority. If you don't give your body the proper fuel and rest it needs, no amount of training will get you to your goals. I totally agree with Shad's suggestions. And here's a gentle :kickbutt: for you. Don't make me bring out the :rollpin: :lol: I can relate to your sister's stress being augmented by PMS hormones. PMS tends to make me what I call "mildly psychotic" and I'm prone to impulsive stupid thoughts/actions...whether it's eating or feeling very insecure and full of self-doubt, etc.

Ceejay - It's good that you explained things to your uncle, and that your aunt has sort of apologized. And if there are different viewpoints within a family (as there usually are), it's always good to have some boundaries on what can/cannot be discussed. Good for you for asking for what you need and taking care of you! :hug:

Mel - :bravo: on the exercise last week! So you've had nice warm weather too. Sorry to hear about your eye, and I hope you can enjoy a relaxing day and rest your eyes.

Patty - I hope you and Blackie are doing well despite being so busy!

Well, lots to do...so I'd best get to it!

Here's to a great day for all of us, especially Jolly - :goodluck: on your final exam!

Love and hugs,

annie175
04-27-2009, 01:17 PM
MEL...sorry you missed your shopping trip. Hope the eye comes "unglued". You poor dear.

Michelle...I think when it is cool/cold and rainy we tend to feel rainy also. It is still so beautiful here, wish I was out in it, however with all the yardwork, I ache too much to do much of anything. The rain does not help the aches and pains either. Hope you get to feeling much much better.

Love and hugs

Shad
04-28-2009, 07:08 AM
Arrgh I must be getting old. I thought I had posted this morning, but it is not there.

Happy, I hope you had a great day for your special day. I was going to ring you this morning, but I left the number here at the flat. Silly me.

It is now past my bedtime. I really need an early night, but sadly tonight is not it. If I go now, I should manage about 5 hours sleep.

Any news I can think of will have to wait until tomorrow.
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz................

annie175
04-28-2009, 07:52 AM
Good Morning...

Shad...hope you get a good snooze...........

The great sunny weather had to come to an end. It has been raining since midnight. Have a major leak in the roof, thank God it is over the garage. Calle my construction next door neighbor on the way to work, he went over and put a temporary patch so at least it wouldn't leak in. I don't know if being a homeowner is worth it or not. Yikes. I need to hit the lottery. Guess you gotta play to win.

Nothing too new going on. Body is feeling a little less achy today. Wish it were Friday. Tummy is a little achy this morning, but probably upset about the roof that is making it that way.

Everyone have a great day.

love and hugs,

diyana
04-28-2009, 08:09 AM
Happy Tuesday ladies -

I had a good day at work yesterday, then went to the gym and did 1/2 hour of cardio. I skipped the floor exercise/strength training class because I remembered that the instructor liked to do a lot of leg kicks and hydrants that work the butt and hips - two areas that I can't work too hard for awhile. I'm going to ask my trainer about using hand weights while I do the recumbent stepper for cardio so I can do bicep curls, triceps, chest press, shoulder press, etc., so I can get cardio and weights done in 1/2 hour.

After I got home, ate and showered, I relaxed with DH in front of the TV while icing my hip. I plan to go back to the gym tonight.

Shad - I hope you got a good night's sleep.

Annie - So nice that your neighbor could patch the roof, and at least it's over the garage. I hope your tummy settles down soon.

Happy - I hope you had a great b'day!

Jolly - Did you get your run in? How was your take home final? Don't be too hard on yourself when you can't achieve perfection in terms of food/exercise, especially with the stress of finals, etc.

Ceejay - I hope you're doing okay. :hug:

Mel - Is your eye feeling any better? :hug:

Well, time to get to work.

Love and hugs,

happy2bme
04-28-2009, 08:25 AM
Hi ladies,

Sorry but I've had little time to do more than zip in and take a quick peek. Haven't even caught up on posts.

I took a few days off so I could spend some quality time with Mom - we have all had a great time. I had a very nice birthday, thanks for all the good wishes.

I've got to focus on some neighborhood homeowners association business and am back to work today so I will still be away for a few more days.

Just wanted a quick :grouphug: to all of you and that I am thinking of you!

diyana
04-28-2009, 08:49 AM
Great to hear from you, Happy! I'm so glad you had a very nice b'day and have been enjoying your visit with Mom!

Love and hugs,

1day@atime
04-28-2009, 01:53 PM
Happy Belated Birthday Happy! I hope you had a wonderful day.

Michellez - it's been busy. Last friday night went to the casino after one of my work meetings. I won playing blackjack. I was so excited about that.

Annie - Yes, for me it's definitely worth being a homeowner. Yes, there is maintenance, but for me it outweights not having a renter upstairs who makes to much noise, or if the landlord takes pets. Being single, I try my best to maintain the house. I try not to let any repairs go, otherwise they get worse.

diyana
04-28-2009, 02:26 PM
Congrats, Patty, on your winnings! YGG! I agree...being a homeowner is much better than renting.

annie175
04-28-2009, 02:27 PM
Patty...I totally agree with you. It is some days I get tired of handling EVERYTHING, and wish someone would take care of me/things for me. Just every once in a while, not often, I do like my independence.

MELODY525
04-28-2009, 03:11 PM
I READ ALL THE POSTS AND AM GLAD THAT YOU ARE ALL DOING WELL BUT WON'T MAKE COMMENTS TODAY EXCEPT TO SAY I WOULD LOVE TO LIVE IN A PRIVATE HOUSE AND NOT HAVE "TENANTS" AND WOULD ALSO LOVE AT THE SAME TIME TO HAVE A PERSONAL MANAGER TO DO THE "CRAP" WORK AND I WOULD STILL BE INDEPENDANT!! :rofl:
I WAS OUTSIDE BEST PART OF THE DAY AND SOME OFFICE WORK AND I EVEN DID THE FOOD SHOPPING. BEEN A BUSY DAY. MY EYE HAS ANOTHER CYST AND I CALLED THE DR. THEY SUGGESTED I STAY ON ZYRTEC FOR 30 DAYS AND SEE IF IT CHANGES ANYTHING. SO I BOUGHT ANOTHER BOTTLE THIS MORNING. NOT CHEAP! ALSO THEY CANNOT DO THE CATARACTS UNLESS EVERYTHING CLEARS UP IN BOTH EYES AND OF COURSE THE CATARACTYS ARE RIPENED..... BY THEN THE FLU SHOULD BE ALL AROUND US AND THEY SAID TO AVOID MAKING ANY DR APPTS IF AT ALL POSSIBLE BECAUSE THE HOSP IS SO OVERCROWDED AND WITH MY CONDITION, I SHOULD BE AWAY FROM CROWDS. MY SIGHT IS BAD NORMALLY SO SHE SAID THAT IS WHY EVERYHING IS SO EXAGGERATED NOW...IN THE MEANTIME I LIVE IN A FUZZY WORLD!!
OTHER THAN THIS.,....EVERYTHING IS "A" OK WITH ME! JEN WON'T BE HERE AFTER TONITE FOR AWHILE SO IF I SHOULD DISAPPEAR YOU WILL KNOW IT'S THE CYST.
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT! :moped:

Shad
04-29-2009, 12:36 AM
Hey Ms Mel living in a fuzzy wuzzy world. I'm tall and slim and beautiful and I only weigh 54 kgs and oh yes.... I am just a youngster!!!! :lol3:

Today is going to be like yesterday again, but I thought I would come in here and moan and ***** rather than take a plane west and go kill someone. Yep, that's right, kill someone. I'm running out of patience with a dingbat from Emu Downs who doesn't know her a*se from her elbow. God grant me patience - RIGHT BL**DY NOW -

And having said that, the boss is back and looking for someone to drop some more work on. I better go hide out in the ladies.

Back later tonight maybe!

MELODY525
04-29-2009, 08:32 AM
SHAD...HAVE YOU DRAWN ANY BLOOD YET WHILST I WAS SLEEPING AND HAVEING SWEEET DREAMS ? :cloud9: DON'T THEY KNOW THIS IS STILL YOUR BIRTHDAY MONTH AND THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE TREATING YOU LIKE THE KAURANGI YOU ARE???? :queen: SENDING A HUG YOUR WAY :hug:

BROKEN DOWN DOORS LAST NIGHT AND BY A STROKE OF LUCK WE FOUND THE OFFENDING DOORBELL KEEPING THEM OPEN ...BY ACCIDENT! SO MOTA AND I WERE HAPPY NOT TO HAVE ANOTHER 1-2 HR JOB ON OUR HANDS. TOMORROW NIGHT IS A MEETING AND I AM GOING TO SEE IF ONE OF THE BUG BOSSES CAN SPARE 5 MINUTES. IT WILL TAKE LESS IF HE LISTENS AND DOESN'T KEEP INTERRUPTING ME :tantrum: SOMETIMES HE'S ONE OF THOSE GUYS THAT SEES YOU'RE UPSET AND TRIES TO INSERT JOKES INTO YOUR COMMENTARY.. I F__KING HATE THAT! I FIND THAT TACTIC VERY DEGRADING FOR SOME REASON. LIKE WHAT'S BOTHERING ME CAN BE BLOWN OFF WITH A JOKE. SIGH.
I HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN SO I AM GOING FOR BROKE THIS TIME. HEALTH IS OVER RIDING BILLS NOW. WISH ME LUCK. :cb:

HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY :moped:

annie175
04-29-2009, 11:20 AM
Shad and MEL....many hugs coming your way........holy cow. I have been fighting with the color printer. I need 15 copies of my presentation for the meeting this afternoon. First the color printer printed the copies to find out it was almost out of black toner, replaced black toner, then paper jam, then calibrating, ok so it is printing. Go back to office, return to printer, print job stopped out of yellow toner, replace yellow toner. Finally it finished printing my copies. What should of been a 10 minute job, took about an hour. Needless to say my morning has flown by. One of the nice visiting directors brought me a carmel mochicato from Starbucks that made my morning all ok. Color copier or not. All is good now, wish me luck with my presentation this afternoon.

Gray rainy day today, doesn't really matter, I am inside working. It can rain Monday thru Fridays, but Saturday and Sunday just kill me if it is yucky outside. Going to Curves tonight then to tan. Didn't make it to Curves last night, no reason, just wasn't in the mood, besides my body was still recovering from last weekend's yard work out.

Going to Wallyworld (Walmart) at lunch to pick up a few needed items. I am out of Vitiman C and E as of this morning. THey are not a must take because of bariatric surgery, but like to to take.

Finish later

annie175
04-29-2009, 03:13 PM
Sorry had to jump off without goodbyes earlier. My ride to Wallyworld was wanting to go right then. Presentation went well. I can do them if I can sit down and do them. It's the standing in front of the crowd that gets me shakey.

This has been one busy day. Shuuuweeee. and it is almost over, yeah! Ended up getting a veggie sub from subway on the way back from Wallyworld. Yum, I love them.

Ok, hello to everyone, hope your day was grand!!

Love and hugs

diyana
04-29-2009, 03:45 PM
A quick check in for me today. I went to the gym last night and did 45 minutes of cardio on the recumbent stepper and also some upper body work. I was a little sore afterward so I iced my hip/back for 20 minutes while watching the baseball game on TV.

Today, I was still kind of sore and thankful that I had PT, which went really well. In fact, I just got back from PT a little while ago. I guess I won't be going to the gym tomorrow night like I had planned. My PT told me to take a week off of exercising...so that means just VERY gentle stretching ONLY. She said I need to give my sacroilliac joint, my back, my quads, hamstrings, glutes and hip bursitis a chance to calm down. I protested a lot, but she insisted. Dang! No endorphins for a week. :( And I'll have to count the minutes I spend stretching to get me up to the 90 minute mark for this week (I'm currently at about 75 minutes for the week).

My PT said I can go back to the gym after a week off to do very light cardio on the stationary bike, but no more than 20 minutes 3x/week until I get better. So I guess I'll have to include my stretching as part of my 90 minutes per week of exercise until my PT says I can work out more.

The PT did ultrasound on my hip, which seems to have helped a little. And she said I could use ice at home after stretching

Despite feeling a little bit frustrated right now, overall, I'm feeling very positive that there's a plan of action and I should get better soon.

Shad - I hope your tomorrow is better than today.

Annie - Sorry about your printer woes, but I'm glad your presentation went well! :bravo:

Mel - Good luck with your meeting with the big boss. I hope it goes well. Good for you for standing up for what you need to take care of you. :hug:

Love and big hugs to all!

annie175
04-29-2009, 04:24 PM
See Michelle.....all of us telling you to take it easier than norm for a while wasn't to far off the spot. Stretching is very good for you, sometimes better than actually working hard at exercising. You will be glad you followed doc's orders in the end...no pun intended.

Shad
04-29-2009, 06:23 PM
:rofl: :rofl: Annie :rofl: :rofl: The think the pun should have been intended. Gave me a laugh for the morning anyway.

With Mel and Happy away from the site for various reasons, we are a shrinking bunch. I guess Jolly is also shaking and quaking with tests, exams and house buying as well. For those in peril with the above things, I wish them peace, renewal and happiness. For Happy, I hope the working hours go quick and the leisure hours drag so that you can spend longer with the Mother. Bless her and give her a hug from me.

Michelle - I'm wondering if a form of stretching type yoga might be for you. It exercises a lot of muscles but is gentle and measured. You only push as far as you can and I know I gained a lot out of the Body Balance classes I used to go to. Flexibility was great back then. I don't have that now. I really need to get to a good gym with classes to push me back into exercise.

Annie - good luck with the presentation. I just love it when the slide show or the copied presentation goes along and right in the very middle there is a spelling mistake! or a grammatical boomer. Unfortunately we get a lot of them these days since the powers that be seem to think that the best and cheapest way to get things done is by the Indians. Equally unfortunately, then it's up to people like me to come along and fix up the mess. By that time, people hate the system, can't understand anything and mess up the job - ie the stocktake I am trying to sort right now. And I get abused for liking the system and showing them that it can work. My shoulders are broad, I can take it.

Mel - Did you go pressing all the doorbells to see which one didn't work? Did that get the hopes up of a 100 OAP that they might have a VISITOR????

Right - I'm off to finish this stocktake. I have the spreadsheet from **** and I am about to distribute it to the dingbat and tell her what I want done. See you

annie175
04-30-2009, 08:04 AM
Morning Chickies......

Shad...the presentation did go very well, no misspellings or grammatical errors. Of course, I proofed it about 10 times. Even then I usually miss something, but not this time. Can you trust a dingbat to do what you need done?

The president, two directors and a manager showed up just as I did this morning at 7:15 am. I don't like that, as usually I am the only one here till about 7:45 and can get 1/2 hour's worth of work done which takes about 2 hours when others are here popping their head into my office. I am fine, thank you, yes, I enjoyed my evening, now get the H*LL out of here. lol

Went to Curves last night. It was my one month anniversary, can you believe I have been going for a month already? Anyway, got weighed and measured. Lost .5 lbs, which I am not working at losing lbs, however also lost a total of 8.5 inches off various parts of the body. I hope that means I am toning a little.

Well best be getting back at it since everyone is here this morning.

Wash your hands, cough in your sleeve, stay home if you are sick....no pig pen flu here!

Hello to all

Much Love and Many Hugs,

annie175
04-30-2009, 08:13 AM
Tomorrow is a new month for the Worldlies....Mayday, mayday, it is May 1....

Here is a VERY interesting read about honey and cinnamon....

Cinnamon and Honey Medical Uses

Heart Diseases:

Make a past of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and savs the patient from heart attack, Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.

Arthritis

Arthritis patients may take daily, morning, and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even with chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research Conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon honey and half teaspoon cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain within a month, mostly all those could not walk or move around because of arthritis stated walking without pain.

Bladder infections

Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

Cholesterol

Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. AS mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieved complaints of cholesterol.

Colds

Those suffering form common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear he sinuses.

Upset Stomach

Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

Gas

According to the studies done in India and Japan it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

Immune system

Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.

Influenza

Honey contains a natural ingredient which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient form the flu.

Indigestion

Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

Longevity

Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder and three cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age.

Pimples

Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this past to the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks , it removed pimples from the root.

Skin Infections

Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

Weight Loss

Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in on cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the he body even though the persona may eat a high calorie diet.

Cancer

Advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.

Fatigue

Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. 1/2 Tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at 3:00 PM. The vitality of the body starts to increase within the body within a week.

Bad Breath

First thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

Hearing Loss

Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restore hearing.

MELODY525
04-30-2009, 08:51 AM
ANNIE~ GOOD PROGRESS AT CURVES. :cheer: CONGRATS ON THE INCHES!! NO I CANNOT BELIEVE IT'S A MONTH ALREADY :yikes: BETWEEN THE PRINTER AND THE BOSSES ARRIVING I HAD SOME GIGGLES OVER HERE!

MICHELLE~ I KNOW HOW YOU LIKE YOUR ENDORPHINS BUT IF YOU "CHEAT" AT THOSE ORDERS THE PT AND DR HAVE GIVEN YOU THEN THE HEALING TIME WILL ONLY BE MUCH LONGER. TAKE MY WORKD FOR IT...BEEN THERE, DONE THAT :rofl: SENDING A BIG HUG :hig: IT CAN BE DISAPPOINTING BUT FIND A SIT DOWN JOB YOU'VE BEEN PUTTING OFF TO KEEP BUSY.

SHAD~ AND HERE I WAS WONDERING WHO THAT TALL SKINNY BEAUTY WAS THAT I KEPT SEEING :belly:
HOPE YOU FIND ALL THE MISSING BITS AND PIECES THIS COMPANY SEEMS TO MISPLACE. :faint:

OK...POSTING SO I CAN GET TO THE NEXT PAGE...BE RIGHT BACK.....

WOW....THAT'S A LOT OF USES FOR HONEY AND CINNAMON! :lol3: :lol3:

:cofdate: NOTHING NEW HERE AND NOTHING PLANNED FOR THE DAY. JUST EXERCISE AND SHOWER AND HOPING THE BOSSMAN WILL COME IN EARLY ENOUGH SO I CAN TALK. I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS AT ALL. I REALLY HATE CONFRONTATIONS. THE NEED FOR THEM PISSES ME OFF :rofl:
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY :moped:

happy2bme
04-30-2009, 09:04 AM
Hi ladies,

I am tired. Really. Work all day and then come home and I do want to spend some time with Mom so instead of my quiet time, we've been doing stuff. We are stuck in a weather pattern here where it's grey and about to rain but doesn't so it's reeking havoc on the sinuses and headaches. Got a doozer of one now. I enjoyed last week much better when it was sunny and I was off :rofl:

Quickies -
Congrats Annie on the inches lost at Curves - shows it's working! Thanks for the cinnamon tips - I heard that was really good for you.

Shad - isn't that the truth about cleaning up after the Indians. I wonder when they will get wise but I think we've turned a corner we will never revisit again.

Michelle - hope the hip is doing better. I used to get some stretching in during the morning shower when things are looser and it became a habit so I never forgot to do it. The ultrasound should help. I know it's bugging you to not be able to exercise.

Mel my buddy - take care of those eyes. Let's run away - Mom will take care of us :D

Ceejay - you seem to be getting all the rain that's evading us.

:wave: Patty, Jolly

That's it for me right now. Gotta run. :hug:

diyana
04-30-2009, 11:52 AM
I'm sure happy it's Thursday!

Since I couldn't go to the gym last night, I helped DH with some of the Springtime maintenance on the boat. He's got a little more to do yet, but hopefully we'll be all good to go for fishing this weekend. Tonight and tomorrow, I'll probably do website stuff after work.

Annie - Yes, you ladies were correct. I should've taken it a bit easier. I thought I was taking it easier, but not easy enough, I guess. Congrats on the one month anniversary to Curves, and especially for the 8.5 inches lost! That's wonderful! :bravo: Thanks for all that good info about the honey and cinnamon. I'm going to save that on my computer and go stock up on both ingredients. I wonder how it tastes in hot water.

Shad - I'm glad you got a laugh from my sore backside! I checked with the PT about yoga, and she said emphatically NO, at least not for the first week. I'm not allowed to do ANYTHING other than the few stretches she told me to do. When I'm back to exercising regularly and as soon as the PT says it's okay, I'm going to incorporate yoga and flexibility/balance stuff into my workouts. I love going to classes at the gym....or even just going to the gym. I'm not good at exercising at home....I can always find something else at home to take priority over exercising. Of course now that I can't exercise for a week, I can get the other priorities done....or just relax and watch TV! :rofl:

Mel - I'm going to be a good girl and do only what the doc and the PT say I can do. The PT's orders are much more strict than the doc's. Thanks for the suggestion for finding a sit down job. I've got lots of papers (as in clutter) to go through. I hope your conversation with the boss man goes well. :hug:

Happy - I'm glad that you're spending time with Mom. Can you think of low key, quiet time activities to do with Mom? My DMIL loves to play cards and work puzzles...so we do that when we want a low key afternoon or evening. I hope your sinus headache goes away soon! :hug: Can you describe the stretching you do in the shower for your hip? The stretches they've shown me would be dangerous in a wet slippery tub! :rofl:

A big wave to Ceejay, Patty, Jolly and everyone else!

Love and hugs,

happy2bme
04-30-2009, 06:12 PM
Michelle - you are right - I forgot that you are doing hip stretches which indeed would be unsafe even in a walk in shower - like crossing one foot over the other in a modified plie (sp?) :yikes: I was thinking about the hamstring and foot stretches. Sorry... :o

MELODY525
04-30-2009, 06:39 PM
MISS HAPPY :wave: I SEE YOUR LITTLE EGG IS ALIGHT AND MY BAGS ARE PACKED AND AM READY TO RUN AWAY WITH YOU PROVIDING MOM WILL TAKE CARE OF US BOTH :hug: HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH MOM AND DH AND HOPE YOU GET TO ENHOY IT EVEN WHILE WORKING.

MICHELLE...THANKS FOR THE GOOD THOUGHTS AND I AM GLAD YOU WILL TAKIE THE PT'S ADVICE. :hug: I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU ALL DAY! NOW GO CLEAN OUT THAT PAPER CLUTTER!!! AND WATCH ALL THE BENDING CLEANING THE BOAT :tantrum:

:cheer3:I CAME BACK WITH GOOD NEWS I HOPE. I WENT DOWN TO AWAIT THE ARRIVAL OF THE MIGHTY BOSSMAN AND SOMEONE ELSE OF YET EVEN MORE POWER WALKED IN THE DOOR AND RIGHT OVER TO ME. WE WENT OUTSIDE AND ONE HAND WASHED THE OTHER. I HAD SOME INFO FOR HIM THAT HE DESPERATELY NEEDED AND IN RETURN HE HAS PUT HIS "MAN" ON THE JOB OF LOCATING PARTS FOR MY OLD WHEELCHAIR AND A GOVT OUTLET THAT WILL FOOT THE BILL OR THE TOWN WILL THEMSELVES SOMEHOW. HE SAID THERE WILL BE LOTS OF OF PAPERWORK AND I NEED PATIENCE BUT HE CAN DELIVER OR HE'LL PAY FOR IT HIMSELF. :rofl: :rofl: BECAUSE THIS TOOK UP ALL OUR ALLOTTED TIME, I COULDN'T TALK TO THE BOSSMAN. BUT NOT TO FEAR...THIS MAN IS GOING TO OUT HIS FOOT DOWN AT THE RIDICULOUS THINGS THIS PLACE AND THE TOWN HAS BEEN ASKING ME TO DO...AND HE SAID NOT JUST SINCE JIMMY HAS GONE BUT FOR THE LAST 20+ YEARS. :lol3: :lol3: EVERYTIME I WENT TO SAY SOMETHING HE CUT ME OFF AND TOLD ME THAT EVERYONE KNOWS JUST HOW MUCH I HAVE DONE AND THEY'VE ALL WORN BLINDERS. THEY WERE ALWAYS JUST HAPPY THE CRAP WAS GETTING TAKEN CARE OF AND NO ONE WAS "BOTHERED"...EXCEPT OF COURSE ME. HE SAID THINGS I HAVE NEVER HEARD BEFORE AND THINGS I NEVER KNEW ANYONE ELSE WAS AWARE OF. THEN HE TOLD ME THE ENTIRE TOWN KNOWS WHO I AM. IT WAS A LITTLE SHOCKING AND THERE WAS OF COURSE A GOOD FEELING THAT I HAVEN'T GONE UNNOTICED...HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE. LOVELY CONVO FOR THE EGO. I FEEL LIKE I COULD MOVE THE WORLD BY MYSELF TONITE....BUT I WON'T TELL ANYONE THAT LEST THEY ASK ME TO DO IT!!!
I JUST HAD TO COME HERE AND SHARE THIS WITH MY WORLDLY SISTERS....WHO ELSE WOULD BE AS HAPPY FOR ME? :love: :hug:

Shad
04-30-2009, 10:13 PM
Woohoo for Mel - the big Kahurangi :woohoo: :woohoo:

I'll be back later to change the thread. I'm flying out to Brisbane tonight for some cat cuddling and warmth and gardening. I'll check it all out at the airport.

Meantime - happy get in there with your Mum, Michelle - sit down, shut up and just hang on. Annie - loved the stories of the honey and cinnamon but have a few issues with a couple of them. And generally speaking it's not the honey cr*p that you lot pick up off the supermarket shelf. It's unprocessed stuff with the bits in it and the best variety is ActiveX or Bee-vital and that is not cheap. But then if it helps the arthritis or whatever, what is cost???

Shad
05-01-2009, 03:11 AM
New thread for May. Do not post here any more. Click http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2722003#post2722003