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04-22-2009, 07:14 AM
:coffee: Morning!

I'm wondering if we'll see any sunshine today. We had some pretty heavy hitters come through here all night long, and I felt all snug and cozy in my bed listening to the rumbling.
Maggie and I planted several varieties of lettuces in their garden yesterday, so I'm not too sad about the rain. That will give them a nice boost. :) Today is looking pretty busy with lots of errands to run for Cindy, but I'm looking forward to my hour of peace and quiet while the girls are in gymnastics.
It's just starting to get light here, and I can see that it's not raining at the moment. :)

04-22-2009, 07:42 AM
Good morning - we had the boomers too. Disney is cool with t-storms and I was glad to see Jazz follow her lead. It's supposed to clear by noon and then we head into sunshine with 81ºF predicted for Saturday! I think SPRING is really here.

I have a haircut in town this morning but am planning to spend the afternoon outside if it's dry enough. I cancelled out on a Volunteer Appreciation Tea this afternoon and also on the Fair Board meeting tomorrow night. I have decided to switch to a more leisurely pace for the spring and summer seasons and focus on friends, flowers and fun!

Yell at me if I lose that focus, OK?

Hepaticas and sunshine to you all.

04-22-2009, 07:44 AM
Happy Earth Day Chicks! I've got a pot of organic, shade grown coffee on with plenty for everyone.

Cottage - Enjoy that quiet hour :)

I'm off to visit someone this morning, then office work and a massage at the end of the day! Woo hoo! It's just about the perfect length of time for the massage, got a little tingling and knotty muscles stuff going. everything will be relaxed an ready for birding and biking this weekend.

it's still overcast and drippy here but I'm looking forward to a glorious weekend!

I'm also happy to report that getting strictly back on plan has removed those visiting Mom lbs quickly. :carrot:

Remember to take time to appreciate something green today :)

04-22-2009, 08:09 AM
it's a beautiful day here in Belfast and has been for two weeks now but this is Ireland so we really don't expect it to last so i have my umbrella on stand by have a lovely day it's nice to talk to folks across the Atlantic

04-22-2009, 08:26 AM
Hello from across the Atlantic, Ann! I don't think we've "met", but I'm happy to see you posting the daily. :) Enjoy your sunshine, I bet it's beautiful over there right now!

Cyndi, I'd love a cup of that coffee! Thanks!

Ruth, it's supposed to be in the 80s for us by the weekend, too! :carrot: I guess it won't be long before we're all complaining that it's too hot. ;) Enjoy your relaxing day, and hang on to that focus!

04-22-2009, 08:29 AM
Hi Ann and :welcome: to South Beach. Enjoy the rare sunshine. I remember being in Ireland for three weeks and every day it was a "soft morning". Hang out with us - we have lots of earlybirds.

Cyndi, I sure will and do appreciate green today. My lawns are nearly glowing with green and it looks like the forsythia may burst into yellow flame in a day or two. I have scillas ( in bloom and will pick a wee bunch for the kitchen table later, maybe with some white hepaticas if I get a chance to trudge through my woods. I love SPRING! :encore:

04-22-2009, 09:10 AM
Happy Hump Day chicks!
Hello to Ann, nice to "meet" you. Enjoy your sunshine!

Work today, of course, although I plan to take a long lunch and meet my friend at the Mexican restaurant. I've got two clean Ph1 days under my belt, so I will behave, I'm thinking fajitas without the tortillas or a salad. NO margaritas, boo. This is my friend who was having so many health issues a couple of months ago, by the way, and she is doing great, getting back to her old self. My niece is coming by this evening to fit the bridesmaid's dress, and while I've got the sewing machine out, I want to take in the waist on some skirts I unpacked with the summer clothes.

Thanks for the coffee Cyndi, what does being shade-grown do for it?
Ruth, you know we'll help. Enjoy your flowers. We are supposed to have 80-degree weather also this weekend, yahoo!
cottage, we had those storms yesterday afternoon and evening - intense! There is stuff blown all over my yard. Have a great day.

04-22-2009, 09:24 AM
well if the weather clears up i'll be cutting brush again today. have to get it done soon as i start working on monday

04-22-2009, 10:23 AM
Good morning Chickies!!! Happy Earth Day!

Cottage - Hope the lettuce and such that you planted yesterday enjoys the rain that came your way.

Ruth - Glad to hear that your pups are pros when it comes to rain storms.

Cyndi - Enjoy your massage today. Sounds like a wonderful idea!

Ann - Welcome to the boards!

Schmoo - Fajitas are a good choice, or you could also do a could of soft tacos and then scrape out the filling. Good luck staying on program today.

Me4life - Have fun working in the garden today!

Me - On Demand is still not cooperating, so today I worked out with the help of a deck of cards (got the idea from Biggest Loser last night) Hearts are lunges, Diamonds are squats, Spades are push-ups, and clubs are sit-ups. The number on the card is the amount of reps (face cards equal 10) and aces are a one min. rest. It was a fantastic work out! I'm sweating and tired.
Today I'm taking another fieldtrip, this time to a local skateboard and clothing line. The owner has a real heart for kids and does a great job talking to the kids about finding a passion in life. It should be lots of fun. And then tonight Rich's boss gave him some amazing seats for tonight's Angels game, so we're off to watch some baseball. I'm really looking forward to it!!!!
Have a beautifully GREEN day!!!

04-22-2009, 10:29 AM Happy Earth Day, Chickies! :love:

I'm wearing green and appreciating all the lovely green around us! I don't think my hepaticas are up, Ruth, but the Scilla sure are (we have blue ones, of course, but also have blue with a white star--have you seen those?) along with the violets and all the bulb flowers. The magnolias are blooming along with the forsythias, and the bridal veil trees. The willows are greening up, and it's definitely spring. :love: Best of all--one of my hellebores bloomed for the first time, and it's a white one with pink speckles!!! :yay: I'm so thrilled!

:welcome3: Ann! It's lovely to have someone from the Emerald Isle, especially on this day of celebrating all things green! I'm listening to Celtic music right now--"Tell Me Ma" just ended and now it's "King of the Pipes/Queen of the Fair." Hope you get more sunshine, but my brief experience in your country taught me that an umbrella is always a good companion. ;)

Busy day--but I'm looking forward to most of it. Work, then gym, then a little free time before heading out to a neighboring town for book club. Usually I have to make a dish to take with, but the woman who's hosting it this time is remodeling her house, so she's hosting it at a local wine/martini bar. It should be so much fun! We'll sit in the corner on comfy couches and nibble on things (I've never eaten there and hope I can find something!) while drinking wine and discussing a fun book--Sophie Kinsella's Can You Keep a Secret? DH won't go to this place--he says it's "snooty"--so I'm looking forward to finally getting to experience it.

Have a great day, chickies! :sunny:

04-22-2009, 10:39 AM
Happy Earth Day, it is a beautiful earth we live in.

Cottage - so nice that the girls are going to enjoy their own lettuce, will you have to fight the bunnies off.

Ruth - Just remember to say NO (which part of N O don't you understand). Its been my motto since DH retired. Friends, Flowers and Fun, way to go.

Cyndi - Moms get blamed for everything. Something lovely to look forward to the weekend.

Scmoodles - enjoy your lunch, glad to hear your friend is doing so well.

Ann - Welcome. Isn't the internet wonderful to connect with people all over the world.

Me4life - sounds like you are getting your quota of exercise today.

Heather - what a wonderful way to get exercise in. Have a great time at the game.

Me - Everything that has wool in my house has been inspected and packed in see thru plastic bags. What a relief. Today I have to deliver the wedding shawl I wove for my daughter's wedding, it will be in a fashion show at a weavers' conference. Also, I made the black bean and pumpkin soup and it is so good.
Nice day everyone.

04-22-2009, 10:42 AM
Laurie - your garden sounds beautiful. I have most of the flowers you mention but I would say everything is about two weeks behind except for the Scilla.
Enjoy your snotty place.

04-22-2009, 10:57 AM
Sophie, you should post a picture. I'd love to see your wedding shawl. You know how we chix love pix. :D

04-22-2009, 11:17 AM
Hi, everyone! I think I have one more busy day at the office and then it will be smooth sailing for a bit. I hope everyone is doing well!

04-22-2009, 12:41 PM
Schmoodle - Shade grown coffee is very good for birds. Coffee plants grown under the natural trees leave bird habitat intact while clearing fields for sun grown coffee destroys habitat. Many of our song birds winter over in places that grow coffee so encouraging shade growing is really important for them.

More after I get my new work computer set-up :)

04-22-2009, 01:55 PM
Happy Earth Day to everyone

Cottage - the rain came at a good time then to help the lettuce for the girls.

Ruth - Friends, Flowers and Fun sounds great to me.

Cyndi - Sounds like you have a nice lovely weekend to look forward to. I got to walk outside at lunch and enjoy the outside.

Scmoodles - Sounds like fun and you sound in control of eating.

Ann - Welcome to our beach.

Me4life - Hope you get all the brush taken care of before you start the new job.

Heather - Thank you for writing down what Jillian said last night, I said after hearing that sounds great but it was too quick and I couldn't remember, now I have it. :)

Sophie- glad you got everything in plastic bags so the moths can not longer get to them.

Kim- Have a great day today.

As for me busy at work- tonite DS has an FAA banquet and DD1 is going to Youth Group. I think me and DD2 are just going to stay home and hang sounds good to me, I will let DH run DD1 around and DS can drive himself unless he wants me to go and then I will . hehe
Woke up this morning to two parking tickets for street cleaning violations, yikes, I called the Chief of police and he said it was okay to just pay for one ticket since it is in front of same house.

Have a great day ladies.

04-22-2009, 03:02 PM
good night folks sorry i haven't got all your names yet but it's nice to talk about other stuff as well as loosing weight and yep the internet is grand

04-22-2009, 03:48 PM
Hi all! Just got back from vacation this morning, and you will TOTALLY see be on the P1 chat starting tomorrow... it's not pretty! But the bigger news...

I am engaged :)

Not super suprised (it's hard to pull a fast one on me after 8 years!), but thrilled and delighted and all kinds of happy :)

04-22-2009, 03:51 PM
CONGRATS, swandive!!!!

Sounds like the vacation was wonderful!

04-22-2009, 05:03 PM
Congrats Swandive!! How very exciting! Do we get to find out how the question was popped?!?!

Welcome Ann!!

Hello everyone else!

I am so relieved...I did a surgery on a dog today, and it went great. I was so nervous and anxious about it...because he has a lot wrong with him. (and normally surgery doesn't phase me a BIT) But he made it through with flying colors! My tech even gave me a high five when he woke up b/c she was so nervous too (he had a heart arrhythmia). WhoooWeee, life is good!

Food today, is bad though. Matt made me the cake, which was wonderful, and someone brought in the WW pizza from papa john's. Honestly, I didn't even like the pizza and threw most of mine out.

I am planning on getting on the treadmill in a few minutes though. I have GOT to get better than I've been! It's just not a priority. The house thing just turned everything upside down. I'm only a lb or two higher than last fall, but it's not as....firm!!

Have a great Earth Day!

04-22-2009, 05:57 PM
Hi Everyone!

Well today I went to the doctor with my father and he has Type 2 Diabetes. The doctor also warned me on my unhealthy eating habits and the risk of Diabetes myself.. Looks like I'll need to start cookin some foods for Diabetics.

04-22-2009, 06:22 PM
South Beach is a perfect diet for diabetics starting with Phase II. Phase I is NOT recommended for diabetics.

04-22-2009, 07:42 PM
I've been busy as usual. Yesterday I had to go get a couple of fillings and then spent hours at the district warehouse with Brian and my program director doing inventory. Then Don stopped and I was able to give him a spare key so he'll feed the dog while I'm gone this weekend. I'll be staffing a Cub event in East Texas while Brian will be with his Dad.

I took a half day off work today and closed on my refinancing. Texas gives you three days to change your mind so Robert will have to wait for his check. He was not happy about that and wanted me to loan him some money but I can't really afford to do it right now. Tonight Brian and I and my program director are heading to council offices for a day camp meeting. Should be interesting.

04-22-2009, 10:13 PM
Hi Friends! I am exhausted! The fundraiser was a great success. We raised $6000 more this year than last. Everyone was expecting donations to be down because of the economy.

I wore my 'pretty' new dress last night and caught a glimpse of myself in the reflection of a glass door. I looked like a MOO COW!!! Don't you hate when that happens??? Guess I'll never wear that dress again.