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07-18-2009, 06:54 AM
Good Morning Everyone:sunny:

Coffee is ready, but I've yet to pour a cup. I was trying to thing of a creative title for this weekends' chat and I started daydreaming of my favorite beaches....maybe it's because it was so hot yesterday and it's going to be another scorcher today. :beach:

Whether you have to work or just play,take 5 and stop by and say hi. It's still nice and cool out.:cofdate: Whats up in your world today? Hopefully, it's sunny!

ETA-It was hard to decide, but my favorite beach is still in Alaska...summers are pleasantly warm and the days are long...everyone seems to congregate in the evenings round a large driftwood fire sharing fish and stories...and when the waves are big enough the neighbors put on their wetsuits and times.

07-18-2009, 07:11 AM
Good morning from stormy and wet Delta. My Disney, a Hurricane Katrina rescue, is not pleased with the thunder - I think it brings back memories. She's leaning against me and trembling. Poor wee thing! :(

Lots to do today as I gear up for a busy week or so. The Pypers will arrive late this afternoon to drop off Bailey before they go to their cottage. I invited them for a turkey dinner but we are going to have the feast at the cottage. Glen and son John are going to do the transporting - I'm not sure how this will work but it's worth a try and less work for me with cleanup. We'll have drinks here beforehand to get the dogs used to each other. Bailey and Disney usually have a "discussion" about who's the lead dog. Disney usually wins. She's little but assertive and very self-assured. Besides, it's her house.

I hope your Saturday is fulled with fun and friends. We've had one of the coldest summers on record so I intend to enjoy it bigtime when we hit decent days.

ETA: Good morning, Debbie, and thanks for starting us up, especially with beach memories. My favourite beach is on the Pacific side of Vancouver Island at Tofino.

07-18-2009, 07:56 AM
Good morning.
We *finally* have hot weather in the Nutmeg state but its littered with rain and thunderstorms. The last big thunderstorm knocked out our garage door openers so that needs to be replaced. Always something with a house!

We have a bunch of BBQs this weekend and I have a TON of laundry to do. I also have to find some of my bathing suits - I am missing one and a coverup - I thought I had everything so nicely packed away.

I'm working on a cup of coffee then hope to get out for a quick run/walk. I am trying to start running again. I used to do 2.5 miles per day before work now I can barely do a half of a mile. We have a fun run in our town in October its a 5K - I am going to at least make an attempt to do that otherwise shoot for the Thanksgiving one.

Have a great weekend everyone!

07-18-2009, 07:57 AM
We had a heavy downpour last night, but the sun is out this morning to give us a pleasant day. It's been cooler than normal here, too, but I've been loving it. I'd rather have the windows open with fresh air, than have to use the air conditioner and keep the house closed up. :)

We have no plans for the day, but I do have to get out and look for birthday presents for my grandson, Tyler, who will be turning 2, and Maggie, who is turning 6 on Tuesday. Jake wants to get Tyler a motorized car but I think he's too little for one. We'll see. ;)

Speaking of favorite beaches, I adore Cape May, NJ. :love: But the prettiest beach I've ever been to has to be the Half Moon Bay Resort in Rose Hill, Jamaica. The sand is pure white like talcum powder, and the water is turquoise blue and so clear that you can see the bottom. Just gorgeous!

07-18-2009, 08:39 AM
Good Morning!

The beach is my favorite distination! I love Panama City Beach, Florida. The water is emerald green and the sand is white. There are lots of great restaurants. In fact, our family reunion next year will be in PCB. I am looking for a rental house now.

Lexxiss, I would love to visit Alaska, in the summer, of course. :) Before I die....

Ruth, My parents lost their home in Hurricane Rita, which hit the Louisiana cost about 3 weeks after Katrina hit. Animals and people have emotional baggage after those storms.

Momofsteel, Congratulations for getting back into running! The runners I know are addicted to it! For me, there are not enough sports bras... :)

Cottage, Auston got his first motorized car when he was little, and loved it! Now that he's 5, he's graduated to a full-fledged, gas powered 4-wheeler. It's scary! Jeff has a remote that can kill the engine from across the yard.

Me: I'm taking a class for my office today. One of the things we do is teach a divorce adjustment class. In our county, if you have children under 18 and get a divorce you have to take this class. I'm who signs you up. You can imagine, people are not happy when they call me. They ask lots of questions and I can't answer them because I haven't taken the class. So, I'm going to sit in the class. The office is actually paying me $35 per hour to be there. I don't make that during the week! I may take it twice. :)

Then, I'm going out to enjoy the beautiful, cool, sunny day. Hope you all have a perfect weekend!

07-18-2009, 09:32 AM
Mornin' Ruth. I hope the skies clear and Disney feels better soon. Maybe she will feel better when Bailey shows up. A turkey dinner sounds fun-and easy to eat OP. It sounds comforting, given your cool weather. Ahh..Tofino..beautiful...much like Alaska. I love the gardens of Vancouver.

Top o' the mornin', Cottage. Glad to see you back in computer-land. I love open windows but the other night we had a skunk. I can't even imagine a 2 yr old on a motorized vehicle. Thanks for sharing your beach memories.

MomofSteel, hope you had a nice run. I'd love to see nutmegs growing. It's one of my favorite spices.

Chelby, somehow I already knew you and the beach are a perfect match. I have family in Key West and I love it when everyone gets together. DH and I rent an electric vehicle and have lots of fun. If I ever paid my parking tickets, Florida would see a great increase in revenue! Have a great day in class. The price is certainly right.

Me, finally formulating a plan. Kirks daughter arrives later so we'll get our family time in early. Pick a few chokecherries, hit the farmers market and maybe even swim. A friend from the pool invited us to pick Bings and Mt Morency pie cherries in her yard, as well. Kirks eyes started looking like the cherries popping up on slot machines. He's cleaning the dehydrator as we speak. We'll probably stay close to home later and BBQ with the neighbors. I think I'll offer to cook and tweak the menu SB friendly. I'll check in later...time for more coffee.

07-18-2009, 09:35 AM
Good morning :coffee2: It was a late night so I'm a little slow starting this morning. Of course the Weekend Chore list awaits.

Debbie - Alaska is the place I most want to visit, always has been. <delete political comment about getting there sooner rather than later ;) > I do love reading your Alaska stories.

Ruth - Poor Disney! How nice to have a visit with friends and less clean-up. I know you will enjoy the extra dog in the house :)

Mom - We got those storms last night too. It's been a year. Enjoy your run.

Cottage - A relaxing day sounds perfect.

Chelby - Hope the class is interesting and you have plenty of day left when it's over. I'd take it twice too ;)

The forecast for today is much better than it was but we are still committed to a chore day. Our house has reached the raking out stage, so no excuses! I've also got greens that I dried and berries on a tray that need to be finished. Might freeze a few bags of greens for winter eating too.

Our one outing will be to the second park we are considering for the wedding. I promised my friends that I would make a decision this weekend and I need to do that. I've been assured that it won't be tacky to use evite and a Facebook event rather than dead tree invitations, except for the non-tech types. I like that idea a lot more. I also like spending money on lean-tos and tent sites for night before bonfires and music rather than overpriced invitations. Guess I'm not a traditional kind of girl ;) That does explain the insistence on wearing jeans...

Okay, time to get moving if I have any hope of getting out of the house today!

Oh, and my favorite beach so far is Ogunquit Beach in Maine. It's a long expanse of perfectly white sand with dunes along the edge and a beautiful rocky path at the end. It's not what you expect in Maine. Since I usually go to the ocean to bird and not to sun or swim though most of my favorite beaches are rocky.

ETA - Debbie all those cherries sound fabulous. Yum! Dried cherries are my favorite crockpot oatmeal addition.

07-18-2009, 09:52 AM
Morning All!
Lex...a beach...oh, I would like that right now! My favorite was on a little island in Honduras. What fun! My Dad and his friend were going to buy a little island hotel so we spent a couple of weeks there. They were going to sign the papers about a month after we got back and the day before they signed, a hurricane hit and wiped the place out. whew!

Ruth, poor Disney! I've read that the "electricity" in the air makes their fur feel funny on some dogs and a dryer sheet wiped over their fur helps. I have one dog that is scared of thunder and it did help Roux some to use the dryer sheet. (actually there is no thunder during a hurricane, so Disney is probably not relating thunder to that event)

Cottage, have fun birthday shopping. I miss shopping for little kids...the happiness on their faces when they dive into wrapping paper is priceless.

Chelby, so sorry about the loss of your parent's home. That is so traumatic losing tangible "memories". Are they resettled again? Went to my SIL's first house since Katrina last night. It is a precious little 2 bedroom cottage. She and my BIL looked so elated and new. Their faces have been haggard since the storm. They have lived in Virginia and Texas since the storm and decided to come home. Both have found jobs (which was the hold up) that they really like. We crowded about 20 people in that little house last night and it just felt like home. We all sat out on their deck with lighted torches all around and it was heaven. All of their kids are grown and they decided not to go with a big house like the one they is adorable like a little honeymoon cottage and they look like happy honeymooners once again. They had been living with family sharing costs since the storm and I know they are thrilled to be alone again!

We had a wonderful time at the restaurant last night, really enjoyed the food and company. My MIL who now lives in Texas with my BIL brought us a big box of her crystal glasses that made it through the storm. She decided it would be better for her family to use the stuff she had in storage than for it to sit there. Those glasses remind me of big family Thanksgiving at her house and I'll really treasure them. There were lots of hugs and tears about Beau leaving Wednesday, but lots of laughter too. Just a really nice night.

Nothing on my plate today except a little house cleaning. I have some shrimp and scallops in the freezer that I'll do something with later. Nice lazy day!

***Morning Cyndi!!! Those wedding plans sound like a lot of fun!

07-18-2009, 10:35 AM
Good morning everyone! Lots of chores to do around here today. Three boys can make a big mess!

momofsteel- Have to love the weather here in Connecticut. Although, two nights ago, the lightning storms were amazing to watch!

Chelby - Enjoy your class. I hope it goes by fast, so you can enjoy the rest of your day!

Ruth - I hope the skies clear for you soon, so you can enjoy the rest of your day! (and so can Disney)

Lexxiss - Sounds like you have a busy but fun day ahead of you. ENJOY!

Cyndi- I hope the park works out for you! Your wedding sounds like it will be a wonderful event.

femmecreole - Have a wonderful day!

07-18-2009, 10:41 AM
Cat, I wondered about that. Perhaps it is torrential rain we had that frightened my darling.

It's sunshine right now. "I can see clearly now the rain is gone." There's an ear-worm for us all. "I can see all obstacles in my way" but I'm making lists! :lol:

I'm off to do some deadheading of the plantings in the village and the fairgrounds plus the Church, of course. The Village has to make a good impression during fair time.

See y'all later.

07-18-2009, 11:13 AM
Morning all, Nice to read what all of you are doing and to see the amount of progress you've all made since I was last here last fall. Wish I could send you our summer weather and trade for some of your rain. Nice lazy weekend here - need to go out and pick sugar snap peas and tomatoes before it gets too hot outside.
I agree with Lexxiss - the most beautiful beach I've been to is in Alaska. What a beautiful place.

07-18-2009, 01:30 PM
:welcome: back, Waquilter. It's nice to see another quilter on this stretch of The Beach.
I've cleared my morning "obstacles" and am tackling the rest of my 'bright, bright,bright sunshiny day"! The turkey is starting to cook and the house smells like Thanksgiving!

07-18-2009, 04:24 PM
Good afternoon everyone! :)

Not too much going on in my world today. I'm enjoying another lazy day of summer. :sunny:

I have a few chores to do around the house, but that's nothing new. My youngest is coming home today. He's been with my cousin for like a week. I'm going through closets to see what we can get rid of. Things that are too small, too big, or butt ugly. :lol: I seem to end up at Goodwill every week with a new bag of goodies to donate. :)

Today is Day 12 of Phase 1. The days of this phase have gone by very quickly. :) I'm going to work on my menu and shopping list for next week between today and tomorrow. I'm looking forward to getting back to Phase 2.

May you all have a Sensational Saturday!! :flow2:

07-18-2009, 10:25 PM
We got rain last night which cooled today off so that the Cubmobile races were not too hot. We had probably close to 100 cars that raced and everyone had a great time. At the end the adults raced and Toni asked me to race against here. It was faster than I thought it would be but a lot of fun (and I won the race). Then I got invited to the pool party my old pack was having so I spent quite awhile over there.

I had to get up early to be at the race site by 7 so I'm probably going to crash early.

chelby - Texas requires a course like that when you have kids. It was a good course but Robert was at the same one with me and he kept making snide comments. It was too soon after he had assaulted me and I just wasn't comfortable being there with him. I got to talk to a couple of single moms at the pool party that have been divorced a lot longer than I have and it really helped to have someone to talk to who understands what I'm going through.

07-18-2009, 11:05 PM
Cat, My parents have been in their home for two years, after being in a FEMA trailer for 18 months. I cannot even imagine living in 200 square feet for that long! They were fortunate to be able to rebuild on their property. My mom said that she walks through her home with her arms open just being thankful. She promised herself she'd never forget her time in the trailer.

Barb, Our divorce class's rule is that spouses may not attend the same class. You would not believe how many people are offended and say, "We are best friends!" Best friends getting divorced. Whatever! We had a young lady in our class this morning who had a restraining order against her spouse.

I work at a Child Advocacy Center. We have an on-staff therapist. She works with victims of Domestic Violence and other abuse free of charge. The Victims of Violent Crimes Act (VOCA) gives grants to organizations who work with victims. Your local CAC might be a good resource for you. I'm sorry you had to go through such a terrible thing. (I wrote this so everyone can read it, because I'm certain others can use the information.)

07-19-2009, 12:15 AM
Thanks for the information, Chelby. At the time we took the course I still had a protective order against him. We still normally do the kid exchange in a public place. The assault was a one time only thing a few months after I had asked for the divorce but it still bothers me that Brian saw it. I'll be glad when it is all over. Robert's supposed to enter a plea in a week and a half but it's been delayed so many times. He doesn't want to accept conditional dismissal after taking the Anger Management course because he says it will take 2 years to totally clear his record but a guilty finding will hurt his record more.

07-19-2009, 07:48 AM
Quick good morning after a three dog night. Bailey was invited to sleep with me but decided she wanted to be with the rest of the pack when the two downstairs dogs started to howl. They certainly have bonded. All was peaceful until I came downstairs at 6 and then everyone wanted attention at once.

Dinner with the Pypers at their rental cottage was just great. Here are some pictures of the lovely place. ( I can see why they don't rent to folks with pets or small children. We made a huge dent in the turkey but Margo insisted I bring the "remains" home. I'll freeze some, treat the dogs and make turkey soup - unless I decide to use it to feed the Fair Board members. Turkey, mushrooms and gravy on a bun? Hmmm.

I'm off to Church this morning and then have some pre-Fair stuff to finish this afternoon. There's always a sign missing and I am supposed to be the expert - I am the neatest printer. I did retain that part of my schoolmarm life!

I hope your Sunday is peaceful and serene.

07-19-2009, 08:02 AM
Wow, the cats actually let me sleep in until 6! How nice of them :rolleyes:

Cat - I'm going to share that doggy tip with my neighbor. her poor dog always ends up outside our door when it storms and she is at work. Poor thing trembles and drools, it's not pretty.

Mythreesons - Isn't New England weather entertaining? Changes so often we can never say we're bored ;) (except the rain this year)

Ruth - Hope your visit and dinner were fun. How are the dogs doing? (I know you are out there posting as I type this!)

Sunshine - Must be the time of year because we were cleaning closets yesterday too. We have different bags for different places. I'm still finding clothes that are too big that I thought fit. Oops

Barb - Sounds like a fun day :)

Chelby - What do you do at the agency? It really sounds like a good place to work.

Well, I got through part of my chore list but not all. We got distracted by closet cleaning, a good thing to do but vacuuming waits for no one.

We did take a break to check out another park and hike the small trail to the peak. It was very lovely but too open to the weather. A rainy day would be awful. We have 1-2 more options in our region of the state. We are going to take today's break to check out one and the other may not even be available. I'm still committed to making a decision this week. Then I need to find someone to actually, you know, marry us ;)

Today's list includes cooking some beans for the week and prepping and dehydrating zucchini. The greens I dried turned out great and I'm hoping that sealing them in jars rather than bags will solve the over concentration problem. It's cool enough to bake bread too, so I'll fit that in along the way.

In the meantime the sun is out and it looks like a lovely day is starting. Hope your plans include some time for fun and a little exercise :carrot:

:wave: Hi Ruth :) What a beautiful spot! I have the world's worst handwriting, thank goodness for printers. Hope the sun is shining on you today.

07-19-2009, 08:13 AM
Good morning. It's a chilly 53* this morning, but it's supposed to stay sunny and warm up into the high 70s. Such a strange summer! :dizzy:

We're headed to Home Depot after breakfast, as Jake wants to look at lawnmowers. Our 12 year old mower is getting too old and reluctant to start, so I think it's time for a new one. ;) I want to visit Mom & Dad today, too, as I printed out some info for Dad for following a low potassium diet. His potassium levels are dangerously high, and the darned doctor didn't give him any information at all on foods to eat and foods to avoid. :mad:
I'm sure Dustin, Andrea and the grandkids will be over later this afternoon, so I have to figure what to make for dinner. Maybe a pork tenderloin on the grill for them, and grilled portobellos for me. If I get energetic enough, I may finally try Lexxiss's gingerbread recipe for dessert.

07-19-2009, 08:20 AM
Ruth, I've been dreaming of those cottages on the lake, what a lovely place! I'm actually considering asking my DD and SIL if they'd like to rent one with me next summer. ;)

Good morning, Cyndi!

07-19-2009, 09:28 AM
Good Morning All!

Those cabin pictures are great, Ruth! Looks like a wonderful place to pass some time!

Nothing exiting going on here. Going to hit the grocery store in a while to pick up stuff for a big dinner tonight. My oldest son and his girlfriend are coming over tonight for a little "farewell" dinner for youngest son. I'm going to try to cook all of his favorites. Chicken ettouffee, rice and brownies! Also some smothered green beans and salad for those of us who eat green stuff. (the boy is a carnivore)

Oldest son came over yesterday evening with his big old truck filled with his posessions to move in. He is more of a neat freak than I am and had everything all organized and packed in those big grey Sterlite containers. For now it's all stacked up in my guest room. He is not going to move in for a few weeks though. It will be nice to have him around. He'll just stay in my guest room till his brother's "5 week trial visit at the friary" is up...And if Beau decides to stay in New York, Graham will move all of his stuff in Beau's room. I dread thinking about having to pack up and "de-Beau" that bedroom. It's going to break my heart. At the friary, the only thing Beau will own as a personal possession will be his toothbrush (and some clothes, but not many), so the rest of his belongings have to be packed up or given away. My Dad left him a HUGE collection of leather bound books that fill up 3 bookcases...those are MINE!
I got really tickled with him when I asked him how everything was at the friary. He told me he just loved it, but the only thing was the coffee ...he said "Man, is it WEAK!!!". So I guess I'll send him regular shipments of coffee that will of course be shared with everyone! Since they are not used to it, there may be some really wired priests up there!

07-19-2009, 11:35 AM
Goood Sunday morning Y'all!
Man did I go WAY off plan yesterday! but I did spend the entire day canoeing.
Couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! the weather was actually kinda cool for here.. (I think the high was 79 or 80) and the water was downright cold! As for eating.. bad bad bad! I had a good high fiber cereal for breakfast.. then it was over... we had brought granola bars and a mostly dried fruit trail mix.. I did eat an apple and drink lots of water. then when we got home.. we had to shower and go to a going away party for my b-i-l at a mexican restaurant... and being extremely reserve was down.. and I launched into the chips without even realizing what I was doing! and had some flour tortillas with my chicken... actually other than the chips and tortillas, the dinner I ordered wasn't too bad.. I probably could have done without the tortillas and been ok, I guess that's what happens when you tired... starving... tempted!
Oh well.. back today straight up... but I will probably have to cheat again this afternoon... my youngest dtr is having her baby shower this afternoon... and my step mom has gone to great lengths to make all the food for it.

Tonight my DH and I are planning on having a nice little campfire in our fire pit.. and burning off some of the limbs that have fallen in our yard during all these storms we've had. that'll be nice!
hope you all are having a great weekend!!!

07-19-2009, 11:37 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

It's a beautiful sunny day here! I'm in frustration-ville right now, but taking care of myself. Step-D came over yesterday and our "family" plan for today is sketchy. She went out last night and now prefers to sleep all day.

So...after much deliberation, DH and I are headed to the pool then to our friends' house to pick pie cherries before it gets too hot.

We were planning to take a day drive to Black Canyon of the Gunnison, which is 100 miles through mountains, ranch and fruit country. We'll make that decision now when we get home.

Hi to everyone and Happy Sunday! I'll enjoy my peaceful morning, anyway. :fr:

07-19-2009, 11:44 AM
good morning and happy weekend all. just a quick visit as I have a very long to-do list today.

DH made it home but insisted on a visit to our favorite local restaurant, i went with a cobb salad with blackened shrimp and ate half, not a choice I'd normally make, but I cannot lie, I ate the 6 croutons and a bite of DH's pasta, I just couldn't not. Trying to get my life back OP today with a trip to the supermarket and some bean cooking.

I'm confident that with all your support I can make it through my second week on Phase 1.

07-19-2009, 12:23 PM
Quick chore break!

Cottage - I am often my parents source for accurate info too. It amazes me how little they get from their Dr.s with all the different stuff they have going on! I hope we will get a review of that cake. I've been thinking about trying it once I get motivated ;)

Cat - How do you cook those green beans? I'm trying to come up with more ways to eat them (I usually go with raw ;) )

Tina - I always loved canoeing. We gave ours up a few years ago after taking the side mirror off the car with it. It was just too heavy for us. I'm hoping to get a kayak in the next year.
You didn't ask for advice so feel free to ignore this. I wouldn't plan to go off plan as early as you are with your return to SBD. IMO it just sets you up to fail. Life will always happen and there will always be events, parties, meals out and other off plan opportunities. It's really important for you to start learning to plan for those things. That's just my two cents though :)

Debbie - How frustrating to have your plans thrown off that way. I hope you can all come up with something that works for everyone and is still fun!

Mrs. B - Good luck with your list. I'm working through mine but it keeps getting bigger!
Apparently I'm in nag mode ;) You just have to resist those spoonfuls for now. I don't know about you but spoonfuls while cooking, of unfinished kid meals, just to taste things were a big part of my problem. After a few months of successfully following the program it's easier to start to judge when you can take minor detours without causing problems, but early on it's really important to follow the plan.

Sorry if I sound lecture-y today. Must be one of those days ;)

So far I've done 2 loads of laundry, set up 7 trays of zucchini to dry, made chick pea crunchies from dry beans and cooked baby lima beans for a garlic bean spread, and reorganized a small dresser. No wonder I'm tired already ;)

ETA - and I dusted too :eek:

07-19-2009, 01:03 PM
Good morning!

Cat, you're going to have to pack some Tony's in Beau's things, too. :)

Cyndi, I am the secretary/receptionist in the office. It's not glamorous, but I really enjoy it. It's not the same job 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, which I appreciate. As an adult survivor of abuse, I feel like I'm making a little difference in people's lives.

Lexxiss, I've been to the Black Canyon!

Me: My MIL's birthday is today. We're going to Logan's Roadhouse for dinner. If I can stay away from warm yeast rolls, dinner will be OP. Someone tell me, NO BREAD! :)

Yesterday was kind of hard. I was HUNGRY! I didn't go off plan, but ate lots on plan. Today is already better.

Have a great Sunday!

07-19-2009, 01:17 PM
Chelby - I've had the hungries for days! Don't know what's up with that but I'm eating beans at every meal and more veggies than I'd ever admit. Let's just say they recognize my car at the farm stand and they've only been open a couple of weeks. I even added a little cheese in hoping the extra fat would fill me up. Maybe my body expects a hard winter and wants to stock up? ;)

07-19-2009, 01:59 PM
Cyndi- While I appreciate that you've been OP for a long time and consider yourself a SB expert, when I was looking for support judgment and criticism was not exactly what I was looking for. I'm not going to post anymore and I encourage you to re-evaluate how you speak to newbies from now on.

07-19-2009, 03:07 PM the beans. I like to use either fresh or the "hericot vert" frozen ones.

I saute onions (vidalia when available!) in olive oil along with sliced up turkey bacon. When that is finished sauteing, I add the beans, creole seasoning (I prefer zatarains, but any will do I guess) and then I add either chicken or vegetable stock and let it cook down for a long time. I know a lot of people like their beans "crispy", but I like mine the oldfashioned southern way...comfort food! To me, crispy beans are a bloody mary garnish!

Looks like my big dinner is postponed till tomorrow (I find this out AFTER I finish grocery shopping!) Seems like the church where Beau goes is having a little get together for him after mass this evening....
The best laid plans of mice and mommies I guess. So we will do it tomorrow evening.

07-19-2009, 03:13 PM
Cyndi- While I appreciate that you've been OP for a long time and consider yourself a SB expert, when I was looking for support judgment and criticism was not exactly what I was looking for. I'm not going to post anymore and I encourage you to re-evaluate how you speak to newbies from now on.

I'm sorry MrsB that you feel this way. Most of us need the occasional kick in the pants for this plan to work. :kickbutt: We respect the advice we get from the SB elders and I don't think Cyndi's post was disrespectful of you or harsh. Just my opinion. Hope you continue to post.

07-19-2009, 03:24 PM
Mrs. B,

Maybe it's the way you read it, but I think that Cyndi's post WAS supportive.
Like the rest of us, I'm sure she just wants you to be successful. A little "bite" of a no-no such as white pasta can "set you off" to crave later on since it digests so quickly and can produce sugar in the body. Everything in phase one is to detox you. Just like with drugs, (and for many of us, our drug of choice is sugar and white flour) you have to stay completely away from that stuff or it will start the cycle over again.

Believe me when I say we all just want you happy and healthy!

07-19-2009, 03:41 PM
Good afternoon! I am doing much better today then I was yesterday. I was in a foul mood yesterday (overly tired and stressed). I am very proud of myself though, I resisted a handful of Skittles that were screaming at me. I opted for the sf gum instead.

LOTS of laundry on the agenda for today and taking the boys outside for a bit again. Gotta love the warm weather.

Cat - Mmmm! Those green beans sound yummy! Sorry your dinner got you have more time to prep!

WOW Cyndi! You have been busy. Want to send some of that energy over here?

07-19-2009, 08:25 PM
Sunshine - Must be the time of year because we were cleaning closets yesterday too. We have different bags for different places. I'm still finding clothes that are too big that I thought fit. Oops

So much for Spring cleaning! :dizzy: Looks like a year-long thing around here. :lol: But I won't complain too much. ;)

07-19-2009, 08:34 PM
Mrs. B:

Please don't stop posting. I know it's tough getting used to the South Beach way of life and not feeling supported. You've definitely come to the right place for support, advice and yes, sometimes something we may not want to hear. We've all been where you are and some of us will probably slip back from time to time. As a matter of fat, I'm on the last stretch of re-starting Phase 1. As you can see, we want you to be here so keep typing away. :hug:

07-19-2009, 10:13 PM
Hi Chickies,

I been MIA for a few days. Two years ago I had a bout of vertigo which happened right after a colonoscopy, (which by the way was a very bad experience for me - I lost 12lbs in three days). After that my dr. sent me for a whole battery of tests and vertigo was the conclusion. So I go to bed on Wednesday feeling fine and in the middle of the night when I turned to my right the whole room started spinning, its an awful sensation because you also get nauseous. Its still with me and I hesitate going to the drs because she will have me going thru tests again but I'm giving it till Tuesday and then will go.
I had committed myself to having a garage sale and that took place on Sat. morning but I cut it short by two hours, sold quite a bit of stuff.
take care

07-19-2009, 10:25 PM
Sophie - :hug: I had a bout of that a few years ago. The doc thought it was a virus that settled in my inner ear. No other symptoms except that. It was not a fun time. I hope your world is settling back into place.

07-19-2009, 10:56 PM
Thanks Cyndi for understanding. My hubby doesn't understand why I get all hysterical. The first time it happened I insisted on him calling an ambulance and taking me to the hospital, I thought I was having a stroke. My mom had a stroke at 58, she lost her speech and the use of her right hand. I watched her suffer for 5 years.
take care

07-19-2009, 11:04 PM
Hello all, sorry I have been MIA but I have been glued to my BB as I have been oncall this weekend. Last night it went off several times during the night with issues I had to deal with, so the last thing I wanted to do was get on the computer.

Sounds like everyone has been having a productive and fun weekend.

Mrs. B if you are still reading please don't get offended, Cyndi was trying to be supportive as most of us have gone op plenty. As my scale is testify I am having a difficult time lately staying op and when I read these posts I look at them as ways to keep me on track or get back on track even when not directed at me. Like Anne said we all need a kick in the behind once in awhile to get back on track. Just my two cents worth.

I will try to post this week to keep myself accountable to stay ontrack, we are leaving for California on Friday morning so I will be MIA again til August 4th