Support Groups - Worldlies in Awesomely Actively Agile August.




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Shad
07-31-2009, 10:19 PM
If you need to check the old thread click the link http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/support-groups/175613-jumpin-jehosphat-its-jubilant-july-7.html If not, don't click.

So here we are, actively involved and it is August. Get with the program girls.


Shad
07-31-2009, 10:21 PM
Back later with the latest news - which is more or less no news at all.

Shad
08-01-2009, 01:09 AM
Okay - whats up - well I finally got my internet back on the computer. Had to use DS2's laptop this morning. I installed the IE updates and low and behold my computer could get mail, but not internet. Thank you Robbie for your help. It seems that IE8 has a bug or two and I should not re install it for another 6 months or so that they can remove the bugs.

I'm off to tile in the loo in a couple of minutes if I ever get my measurements right. Time to get that back on track again. I have been procrastinating again.

Catch you all later. Enjoy August


happy2bme
08-01-2009, 02:34 AM
I'm off to tile in the loo in a couple of minutes if I ever get my measurements right. Time to get that back on track again. I have been procrastinating again.



Ok, so... Shad my friend, what's your hip and bust size have to do with tiling the loo?

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

You can't slap me if you can't catch me and you can't catch me because I'm being more active in August.

Too much activity makes me sleepy so I'll catch you in the morning. Thanks for setting up the new thread.

Shad
08-01-2009, 03:42 AM
It's not the hip and bust, more like the waist! :lol3: As for getting my measurements right, it took three shots this morning to measure the wall and get the level start point. :yikes: I wouldn't slap you, but I probably could catch you - I'm trying activity as well.

happy2bme
08-01-2009, 10:14 AM
I'm off to the farmer's market this morning - trying a new one downtown. Had to get up at 7 on a Saturday morning. This one better be good :yes:

Catch up with you later ladies.

ceejay52
08-01-2009, 10:43 AM
Morning ladies
I'm getting ready to go to my uncles in Paragould this morning. I need to leave at 10.30 a.m. Today is my mom's baby brother's birthday. According to my calculations he's 76, He's 10 years younger than my mother and she would have been 86 this month.

My main goal this month is to exercise more and no fried foods. Weight this morning is 193.6 in my pj's.

Shad
08-01-2009, 07:08 PM
Uh I know what you mean Ceejay - exercise month coming up. I have been looking for another gym, but no one is particularly excited about having a sort of temporary member. The best I got offered was $230 for 3 months payable up front or $15 per visit.

Happy - I'm chasing to the Farmers markets. That maybe my exercise today. It is one long swim between here and there.

Mel - watch those eyes. You are not the only person I hear complaining about the rain this summer. It seems it is all over the States and Europe. I see there was flooding in Germany a couple of weeks back.

Annie, Michelle - enjoy the weekend. I know we don't get to hear from you much during the weekends and thats fine, you both need enjoyment after a week in the office.

Happy - I swear I put a DO NOT USE notice on the old thread. Maybe I forgot to save it. Thanks for doing it for this feeble minded old lady.

So today is dawning fine and warm again. I will spend a bit more time out in the garden digging and shifting and dumping the weeds and shavings from the hedge. I have some compost to spread as well and I picked up some California poppies and heliotrope yesterday to spread around the place as a bit of a ground cover once the compost is done. Time to fertilise again too or the lettuces will take forever to grow. I might also shift the Nodding Violets from under the tree and put them under the verandah. They did quite well there for a while but now look very sad and flowerless. Of course I will have to shift them again when I go away or they will never get watered.
And there is some more tiling to be done in the loo - following that, grouting (awful job that) and painting. Yes I know I should have painted BEFORE tiling, however the DS2 beat me to it and pulled out the old loo and I need to get the cistern of the new one in so I can flush without having to go fill up a bucket. We won't go any further with that one.
My finger and toe nails are in a terrible state, so some time tonight to deal with them as well. It's going to be a busy day.

So today is going to be busy. I should catch up with the family as well so I had better get going and do something.
Have a fun day.

MELODY525
08-01-2009, 07:52 PM
OHHH POOP...I POSTED ON THE OTHER THREAD THIS MORNING TO EVERYONE. SEEMS LIKE OUR WEEKEND IS ROLLING ALONG. SHAD...THANKS FOR THE NEW AUGUST HOME. HAPPY...THANKS FOR THE LINK. CEEJAY.....HAVE A GREAT TIME IN PARAGOULD.

TODAY WAS GREAT. CLEANED THE LIVING ROOM AND TRYING TO GET A BIT MORE ORGANIZED BY MOVING STUFF AROUND A BIT. I'LL SEE IF IT WORKS OUT BETTER THIS WAY. HAVE A GREAT NIGHT. :cloud9:

Laura705
08-01-2009, 10:28 PM
Ceejay - good goals for August. Enjoy your trip and the b-day lunch.

Happy - hope you picked up some good stuff at the farmers market. Our village has one by the train station each Sunday morning, but I usually miss it because I'm too busy chilling out with the newspaper and tea.

Shad - sounds like a busy day - a lot of home and garden. Both must be murder on the hands. Hope you can bring them back with some tlc. Thanks for starting the Aug. thread.

Mel - we had a lot of forecasts for isolated or scattered showers and gotten very little out of it for our are. The soil is parched, but somehow the weeds still survivie. Thankfully, so have my perennials and veggies.

I didn't do much of anything Friday evening - just relaxed in front of the tv. this morning I was done with the x-ray by 8:15 am, then I went to the gym for a class. I'd been looking at the Sunday schedule like a dufus, so the class options weren't spinning or step, but Kwando, which was just starting up when I arrived. I quickly put my stuff away and joined it. It's kickboxing. I tried to keep up as well as I could. Good sweaty workout, so August is off to a good start.

Not much else done - a couple loads of laundry, lunch, a nap (not a usual thing, but I had a headache), and I laid out and cut my pattern.

Bf just came home from watching part of a bike race in a neighboring burb. We'll get dinner going - grilled pork chops, salad and either rice or potatoes.

Enjoy the rest of your weekends! :)

annie175
08-02-2009, 09:35 AM
Good Sunday Morning.....

Shad...you are right, I enjoy the outdoors so much, computer time is mostly non-existant. My puter at work moves one heck of a lot faster than my home one, so I like to post from work. Messed in my flower bed yesterday, thought of you! ;^) Thanks for starting to new thread, what would we do without you, my friend.

MEL...ooohh POOP....Yikes don't say that word around me....lol...however I am not moving as well as I would like, kind of stopped up, too much cheese, I think.

Laura...come to Indy and watch the band, we can dance our arses off and get plenty of exercise...

Ceejay...if you weigh naked, you and take the .6 off your weigh in. lol

Happy...get some yummy stuff from the market. I picked a zucchini, banana peppers and jalapenos this morning. Dang mators are still green, wish they would start turning, I am afraid I will have them all turn at once. May have to send them to all the Worldlies.

Chelle....wow, we are having a magnificent weekend also. It rained during the night, amen, the garden loved it. Now it is back to sunny and beautiful. I have opened all my windows and enjoying the weather. It is comfortable in here for me, might be warm for the normal person as I am ALWAYS on the cold side.

Need to jump in the shower, shave the leggies, and get out in it. Don't have a lot of yard work to do today but I am sure I can dream up something. I love to be out in it however like to be doing something. Maybe I will sit on the porch and give myself a pedi. Wore the bathing suit too long yesterday, think I may have the start of a yeast infection. D*MN it.

Going to make some pica before the shower so need to get started on that.

Have a wonderful worldlie day ladies.

Much love and many hugs,

MELODY525
08-02-2009, 10:06 AM
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc160/34fab/DAYS%20OF%20THE%20WEEK/sun-1.gif

HAPPY SUNDAY CHICKS OF THE WORLD

MELODY525
08-02-2009, 10:23 AM
LAURA~ NOW THAT IS WHAT I CALL EXERCISING! WOW! I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO LEARN KICKBOXING! :rofl: HOPE THE HEAD FEELS BETTER.

HAPPY~ HOW WAS THE MARKET!! WHAT KIND OF HOUR TO GET UP ON A WEEKEND IS THAT FOR A HARD WORKING GAL!??!? :faint: YOU'RE SO RIGHT IT HAD BETTER BE WORTH IT! :rofl:

SHAD~ YOU WILL HAVE TO CATCH UP WITH ME. I THINK LAST MONTH I ONLY MISSED 4-5 DAYS OF EXERCISING. I SET A RECORD FOR MYSELF :ebike: I SHOULD BE HALFWAY TO HAPPY'S BY NOW.....I'LL MEET YOU THERE. I'LL BE THE ONE IN THE LOUNGECHAIR:beach:

ANNIE~ DID I TELL YOU I THINK I SOLVED MY OH POP PROBLEM? I BOUGHT PHILLIPS CAPLETS. NOT THE ONE WITH THE SOFTENER...JUST THE PLAIN. I TAKE ONE EVERY NIGHT AND MAMA MIA!! SO FAR SO GOOD. BUT I STILL CANNOT EAT BREADS, PASTAS OR TOO MUCH CHEESE ETC. :cry:

:rain: IT'S RAINING FOR A CHANGE :lol3: :lol3: BUT WE HAVE THE GREENEST GRASS IN TOWN. WE ALSO HAVE WATER BUGS ON THE FIRST FLOOR TRYING TO GET IN OUT OF THE RAIN AND SIDEWALKS FULL OF DEAD WORMS. I HATE DRIVING OVER THEM. YUCK!
THOUGHT I WOULD SAY HELLO NOW. TOMORROW MIGHT BE BUSY. 2 WOMEN ON VACATION AND I ALSO NEED TO CALL OR MEET WITH MY FRIEND AND SET A DATE FOR THE OFFICE RUG INSTALLATION. THE RUG MAN IS LOOKING AT NIGHTS OR A WEEKEND. I WANT A WEEKEND. I'M GOING TO TELL HIM "I DON'T DO NIGHTS". SORRY PAL. I LOADED UP MY BASKET WITH WASH TOO SO I WANT TO GET AN EARLY START BEFORE ALL THE SENIOR'S HOMEMAKERS GET IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM.
HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY/MONDAY :moped:

happy2bme
08-02-2009, 01:53 PM
Good morning ladies, hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Farmers Market was good, I think a bit better than the one I usually go to but it's all the way downtown and parking is a :censored: so I'm not sure it's worth going too often. There were several places selling meat - we stopped at one because we wanted the farm fresh eggs. They sold out early but we bought 2 steaks that turned out to be frightfully expensive. It's aged beef - do I really care - but these suckers better be the best steaks of my life! It was one of those things when you saw the price you were :yikes: but too embarassed to say naw :no: that's way too much. I was waiting for DH to protest but he didn't. He did say maybe we'll try to get there at 7am next time because he would like to check out those eggs. We got tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers are not looking good this season so far, green bell peppers and what kind of freak invented Praline Pecans??? OMG so good, probably sent my blood sugar through the roof. Lucky we only got one tiny bag of about 4 very small portions. We got home just in time, it was dark gray and swirly and the bad storms started about an hour after we got home. The rest of the day was kinda lazy so today is a frenzied catch up.

Mel good for you for sticking with the pedals last month :hug: :yay: I had no idea you were being such a good girl. :carrot: Keep up the good work. Don't stress yourself out tomorrow trying to be everything to everyone. I'm saving your lounge chair by the pool but it's kind of soggy right now. :( Supposed to warm up so it will be hot, sticky and soggy.

Annie - I will happily accept your tomatoes. My plants would do the same thing - heavy with lots of green fruit in August. Come on, come ON. Leaves would start to shrivel up in Sept and I'd still have lots of green ones. I gave up trying, just get mine at the market now. Or bum off of friends :s: :lol: Suck down some yogurt if the netherlands are acting up on you. It helps. Then put on some loose drawers and get outside :lol:

Laura - set an extra plate or two for dinner - you might be having some of us as pop in visitors :hungry: sounds great. Kickboxing is such a great workout - much harder than step I think. Good for you for getting through the class. When I worked in downtown Chicago I loved the farmers market at the Daley Center. Seeing as how I cannot master moderation of any sort, I would buy far too much and have to drag about 30 pounds of produce the half mile back to my office on Michigan Ave and then haul it all back a mile to the train station at night. I learned not to buy watermelons, cantelope and potatoes - no matter HOW good they looked :lol: Did enjoy that tho.

Shad - sounds like you are in serious need of a spa day. But do it after working on the loo. I'm quite surprised that your garden grows with you being away as much as you have to be. However I suppose you have to pick the right flowers for drought conditions. I have a beautiful picture of poppies on my desktop - they are so pretty.

Ceejay - hope you had a good trip to the uncle's. Happy BD to him. Someone mentioned on another thread that Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane is 70 years old. That is SOOOOO hard to believe. I guess we are all creeping to senior land...

I have to go get the toes done, take stock of what I've got in the refrigerator and use up as much as possible and still find someplace to spend the night in Hot Springs. I have started making my packing list. We have to bring in food so planning that too. There's what looks to be a nice botanical garden in Hot Springs I'd like to visit. DH is looking at getting himself a new camera and he so enjoys taking pictures so I think that will be a good place to go. Better a garden than a cave :yikes: :lol:

:wave: to Patty and Michelle - don't spend all your time working on the computer Missy.

Shad
08-02-2009, 06:10 PM
h come on Happy - gardens and caves are both good in different ways, and just remember that once you got inside that cave you were excited about what you saw. Caves appeal to my Neanderthal self.

Annie - don't send the tomatoes down here. Much as I like homegrown, even if they did arrive here, they would no longer be worth eating due to the chemicals the agriculture and primary industries would spray on them. I'll just have to grow my own I'm afraid.

Mel - I guess that is a challenge you have just sent out. I'm off for a work shortly to try to get back into exercising. I have to get some blood work done, so I may just walk down to the surgery and then come home via the bush track. It's a start.

So that gets my day off to a start, I can't eat or drink before it so I'd better get on with it - I have already delayed it until the form is nearly out of date. I'll be back at a later time to check up on whom I have missed.

I'd better get out of here before I change my mind. See ya

ceejay52
08-02-2009, 09:01 PM
Another quiet Sunday for me. The trip to Paragould was good. Now I need to plan out tomorrow's food. Unfortunately the bd uncle didn't show up. His son from Nashville came to help celebrate his birthday. Can't blame him for that.

Happy
When are you leaving on your trip?

Shad
You need to post pictures of your yard.

Patty
Where are you?

Mel
Don't work to hard at supervising the rug instalation.

Michelle and Annie
:wave:

annie175
08-03-2009, 09:02 AM
Here it is MOnday already, soon to be trash day...I can feel it. haha

Start my CVS job tomorrow night, so far I work Tuesday, Thursday..5:30-10 or so, then Saturday 2-10pm. That one will be the killer...especially if it is a nice day, I will hate working. And because I will be on my feet the entire time. Yeah for CVS, they INSIST you where tennis shoes, done! I am kind of excited, then again, NOT.

Happy....glad the market was good to you. Expensive steaks, hmmmmm, be sure to cook them perfect for that price. lol I did wear loose shorts and no panties yesterday, don't know if it made a difference or not, but was very comfortable. I gave myself a pedicure on the back patio in the sun. Turned of ok.

MEL...yuck dead worms. When I see dead worms it usually means the area smells like a fish when you go out in it. Ick. Hmmmm, MEL, a night installer, you might want to check him out before you tell him NO nights...it might be Sven's cousin, Auturo

Ceejay....glad the trip went well. BD boy didn't show up, oh well, you got to visit anyway.

SHAD....that settles it, if I cannot send you the tomatos, then you are going to have to come to my house to eat them. Give it a couple of weeks then the matos should be turning.

Chelle...hope your day goes well, you mighty exerciser. What a beautiful weekend it was....

My Bro got my shower knob installed and also FIXED my lawnmower. No more borrowing from the neighbor, altho I love the neighbors mower better. Now I need a new shower head. SHeesh does it ever end?

Hello to everyone,

love and hugs,

MELODY525
08-03-2009, 09:15 AM
HAPPY~ I ALWAYS WONDERED WHY AGED BEEF IS SOOOO EXPENSIVE? CAUSE THEY TAKE CARE OF IT LONGER BY WATCHING IT age?? :lol3: THE TRIP SOUNDS NICE AND HOPE YOU LOVE YOUR YURT. DO THEY COME IN COLORS OR JUST ONE COLOR FITS ALL?? I CANNOT WAIT TO HEAR ALL ABOUT IT WHEN YOU COME HOME.

SHAD~ HOW DID THE APPT AT THE SURGERY GO?? HOPE ALL IS WELL IN YOUR CORNER OF THE WORLD. YES...MAYBE WE SHOULD BE CHALLENGING EACH OTHER TO MOVE SOME PART OF THE BODY EVERY DAY. HOW WAS THE BUSH TRACK??

JEANETTE~ GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TIME. I COULD SEE WHY THE BD UNCLE STAYED HOME...HOW NICE HE HAD A VISITOR :hb:

ANNIE~ ONLY YOU WOULD THING IT MIGHT BE ARTURO.,....BUT I WILL CHECK HIM OUT AHEAD OF TIME...I DON'T WANT TO MISS GETTING LAID...I MEAN THE RUG LAID :belly: GOOD LUCK WITH THE 2ND JOB. AND DON'T SPEND ALL YOUR MONEY IN THE MAKE-UP AISLE!! REMEMBER WHERE THAT MONEY IS SUPPOSED TO BE GOING!!!

:sunny: SUNNY AND MONDAY. NOT A BAD START TO THE WEEK. NO ANSWER FROM THE RUGMAN AS YET SO I CAME UP. I THINK THERE IS A WIRE CROSSED SOMEWHERE. I UNDERSTOOD HE WAS TO CALL THE OFFICE AFTER THE RUGS CAME IN AND THEN WE WOULD AGREE ON A WEEKEND. SO I CAME BACK UP. I NEED TO HELP JEN WITH HER 1,000,000 QUESTIONS THAT THE GOVT WANT HER TO ANSWER. IT'S HER TURN AGAIN. DANG TIME FLIES.
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY :moped:

happy2bme
08-03-2009, 09:41 AM
Howdy ladies,

Monday rolls around again. Boy that sure comes quickly!

I had a brownie last night - and a big glass of ice cold milk. Yum. Got a zit on my chin this morning. That was fast. My skin does not like chocolate even if my insides do. I have to be careful with dark chocolate too which is generally my only chocolate of choice any more. Had the aged beef yesterday. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!!! I hardly ever finish a steak in one sitting but I did this one. It was delicious. I would get this meat again, but save it for a special occasion. Apparently aging takes some of the water out and makes it more tender and flavorful. We both enjoyed our meal last night. Now back to tuna fish :lol:

Mel - yurts appear to be made out of a light colored canvas which at night will make them "glow". I'm looking forward to the trip, we leave a week from tomorrow. Decided against Hot Springs, I found a place in Heber Springs which might be nice for an overnight trip on the way home. DH celebrated by buying a camera. He never really liked his last camera and his faithful G3 is dying. He does so enjoy his guitars and cameras so I couldn't say no.

Geez Mel, seems like you are wrestling with the government ever other week. I think you need to place a call to Barack or Michelle. Seriously - hope things work out for you. What a fuss. I will take you on vacation with me in my thoughts - be prepared for some nice relaxing! Cross fingers that the skies stay clear for the meteor shower. So far it's supposed to stay hot and cloudy. :(

Annie - no, it never ends. Or so it seems. The amount of never ending is in direct proportion to the empty wallet :cry: Yeah for handy brothers who are willing to help you out :yay: Make him something yummy and thank him from all of us :D I admire you for taking a second job - I know it's not because you WANT to but I don't know if I'd have the energy any more. Get some comfy shoes there woman, leave the red stillettos at home :lol:

Heres to a good on plan week for both of us Ceejay - I'm focusing on sticking to unprocessed as much as possible, journalling food and lots of water, what about you?

Shad - hope the bloodwork comes out ok, hate waiting on that fasting thing. Why so much of a hassle with the gym? We have lots of competition here and I think people are cutting back on memberships so while you can't get rock bottom prices, depending on your needs - simple to elaborate, you can generally find something although there's only one place that is a chain/franchise/multi location kind of place you could use while travelling. Good luck!

Time to get moving - :wave: to Michelle, Laura, Patty and the rest of the crew.

diyana
08-03-2009, 11:02 AM
Happy Monday ladies -

I feel so out of touch and have to catch up with so much of your lives. Sorry that I've been away all weekend. It was a busy weekend doing website work Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday morning as well...then there was grocery shopping, laundry and the usual stuff to do. Still and all it was a great weekend and we had GORGEOUS weather, and I did get outside a bit to enjoy it! :dance: I even helped DH mow the lawn (on the rider). I offered to do both lawns, but he insisted on doing it. He got the front lawn done, but the uneveness and bumpiness of the backyard wasn't doing his back or ribs any favors, so I took over. I don't mind...I enjoyed being outdoors and I love driving the mower. I'm already to take it down to Memphis, and it does have headlights so I can drive after dark! :lol:

Sounds like all of us had a productive and busy weekend.

Mel - Your storms last week smashed a wrought iron table?? Sheesh!! Mother Nature sure doesn't hold back on her punches when it comes to NJ. Good for you for getting all the exercise in last month! You are the exercise :queen: ! And whether you get laid or just the rug laid, I hope Arturo is some nice eye candy! When Happy suggests you call Michelle regarding the gov't hassles, she means Michelle Obama. Not much I can do for you when it comes to the gov't stuff. Though I wouldn't mind chatting with ya' sometime.

Shad - I am ALL FOR getting more active in August. I've got to get this weight off...so I will stay OP every day, eat lots of fresh fruits and veg while we still can (before the cold weather comes back), and get my butt moving EVERY SINGLE DAY! I walked this weekend, but I didn't break any speed records doing it. Was really exhausted and burnt out both days from all the 'puter work. Good for you for tiling the loo! I'll bet it looks great! $15 per visit for the gym? That's kinda steep. But if you get a job that takes you to another part of the country/world, then the 3 month membership wouldn't be good either. That's kind of a quandry.

Ceejay - Glad you had a nice time with the uncles!

Laura - Good for you for trying kickboxing. I really enjoyed that class, and it is an awesome workout! I've had to take a (hopefully temporary) break from kickboxing, step and other impact classes due to my back.

Happy - It's always nice to try a new Farmer's Market. All the ones around where I live are very popular. We can get farm fresh eggs at the farmers market, but there are also signs along the road by many of the local farms that say they're selling eggs. I think this has been a rough year for cukes. No one I know had luck with them in their garden...and the grocery store has had a limited number. But I bought some yesterday at the store that were on sale and REALLY tasty! Mmmmmm. Glad you enjoyed the aged steaks! And a brownie too? You've got me drooling again....not a good thing in the office! OMG, Grace Slick is 70?! Unbelievable!

Annie - We didn't get any rain over the weekend...but we did get a nice thundershower this morning. Hopefully the plants got a good soaking. My tomatoes are still green as well, just like yours and Happy's. But I have picked some lovely summer squash...of course one is nearly the size of a football...not sure how to prepare something that big (will the rind be too tough even after steaming or stir-fry). Since you'll be working so much, be sure and make time for relaxing. I wasn't really much of an exerciser this past weekend, unless you count the exercise my fingers got on the computer keyboard, but I did what I could. I'm planning on going to the gym tonight as it will be too warm and muggy for outside exercise. So nice that your brother fixed your shower knob AND your lawnmower!

Well, ladies, I've got lots to get done today, so I'd better get to it.

A big :wave: to anyone I've missed!

Love and hugs to all,

annie175
08-03-2009, 11:04 AM
MEL...shouldn't be hard to stay away from purchasing things...I even gave up my 99 cent coffee from the Speedway gas station in the mornings. I have become a very tight wad. Instead I drink the plain ole stuff here at work. Occasionally my boss brings me a Starbucks, like today...nice surprise.

Happy......Brownie...NOT, but the ice cold milk sounds good. Hard for me to drink without getting a tummy ache, but I love it. I fixed chicken tetrazini (sp) and homemade zuchinni bread and fresh garden salad (salad had banana rings, jalapenos, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrots, cucumbers in it) for dinner last night with T. Your steak sounds quite yummy. Tuna fish I can only handle once or twice a month. Just too boring.

Later chickies.

annie175
08-03-2009, 11:08 AM
CHELLE....Get off the puter and get outside more. It is so lovely. I am like you, I used to ride mow our lawn when I was married. The b*tt did not do much around there and lived on 3 acres, all that had to be cut. It was me time when I was on the mower.

Shad
08-03-2009, 06:03 PM
Morning all,

Got to the blood bank yesterday and combined the walk down to the surgery with the run (jog really) through the bush. There used to be a time in the past when the dogs and I would go down there and surprise the wildlife. However with the proliferation of factories and workshops down there now, not much wildlife exists. Only yesterday, I realised I haven't heard a Kookaburra laugh since I got home. They all seem to have disappeared. It's quite sad.

We seem to have lost Jolly - wonder what happened to her.

Happy - so glad that the steak was great - always a bit of a risk when we pay for something untried. I had a go at Wagyu beef a couple of weeks ago - it was nice but not worth the extra and it has extra fat. I do love a good bit of steak. Your DH is as bad as me with his cameras although I think I have had one more than him since last we met.

Ceejay - what happened to the birthday uncle. Is he okay - unusual for them not to get together surely.

Michelle - Good for you getting out into the fresh air. It is so good to do that and feel warm and fuzzy. How's the website coming along?

Annie - the new job sounds busy. Hope you get something out of it apart from extra money. Got to hand it to you girl, you get out there and do something about your situation rather than whinging about it. Household stuff all tends to wear out around the same time. Probably because it is put in about the same time. Lucky you and I don't have to call in the tradies or we would be perpetually broke.

Mel - hope you get to read this erudite post. It's better for you than getting laid - getting the rugs laid. Arturo and Sven. Life is looking up around your way. Time for another trip I think just to get you back into the swing of real life. How about I ring you on Tuesday your time around 4 or maybe a bit later since I need to do the exercise BEFORE we talk, otherwise I won't get out there at all.

And I guess that is about it for now. I need to get on with the day - with the exercise heading the list. If I leave it much later it will get too warm. Not quite sure where I will go today. Maybe the same route. I'm not fit enough for the full circuit just yet.
Then on with the tiles, the cleaning, the washing, the garden, the never ending list of things needing to be done around this place. Oh yes and I have a couple of orchids out. One is pale lemon and purple and the other a deep clear yellow. One has perfume as well. Yummmeeee.

MELODY525
08-03-2009, 07:29 PM
HAPPY~ THAT VACATION SOUNDS WONDERFUL AND I TRULY HOPE THE SKIES ARE CLEAR. THE DH WILL LOVE HIS NEW CAMERA THERE AND CAN SIT IN THE GLOWING YURT AND SERENADE YOU. HOW GREAT WILL THAT BE. I SEE YURTS ALL THE TIME ON THE HISTORY CHANNEL WHEN THEY DO SHOWS ON DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES.
YOU WILL HAVE A BLAST. I HOPE THIS CRAP WITH JEN GOES SMOOTHLY. IT BEGINS SOMETIME LATE THIS MONTH...SO I HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO PRAY!! :yoga:

MICHELLE!~ I CAN MEET YOU IN MEMPHIS...I HAVE A CHAIR WITH HEADLIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHTS...EVEN FLASHERS!! :rofl: WE CAN DRAG RACE ON THE MAIN ROAD!! :scooter: POOR DH AND HIS BACK.S GLAD YOU CAN DRIVE AND DO THE BACKYARD!! WHAT A WOMAN!!! YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH THE MICHELLE OBAMA THING:lol3:

SHAD~ AFTER 4 IS GOOD CAUSE THAT'S WHEN THE OFFICE CLOSES....JIC I AM DOWN THERE. SOME PEEPS STILL ON VACATION. AND I'LL LEAVE THE PC OFF SO YOU CAN CALL WHENEVER YOU ARE READY. I'LL BE HOME ALL NIGHT. CHAT THEN.

:cloud9: I DID END UP IN THE OFFICE BUT NOT UNTIL WELL AFTER LUNCH. JUST SOME BS STUFF AND EASY TO FIX. I WAS RIGHT ABOUT THE CARPET GUY. HE WILL CALL WHEN THEY COME IN AND NOT BEFORE! :rofl:
VERY HOT AND HUMID TODAY. TOMORROW I NEED TO GO TO THE SUPERMARKET AND GET SOME PAPER GOODS. THEN THURSDAY IS TRADER'S, THEN I WILL STUFF THE FREEZER AND CL.OSETS FOR THE MONTH.
ON ANOTHER NOTE: PATTY AND CARLOS CALLED ME ABOUT THE OLD WHEELCHAIR. THEY ARE WORKING ON FINDING SOME PARTS AND MAKING AN ESTIMATE SO I KNOW WHERE I STAND. SEEMS WITH THE FREEZES ON EVERYTHING THE TOWN AND OFFICE WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THE EXPENSE OF REPAIRS. BUT ONE MAN IS TELLING ME TO GO AHEAD AND GET MY DUCKS IN A ROW. SO I AM FOLLOWING UP ON IT. THE WHEELS OF "FAVORS" MOVE VERY SLOWLY.....MAYBE FROM NOW ON I SHOULD RESPOND EQUALLY SLOWLY TO "THEM". :rofl: I WOULD SAY I AM DISAPPOINTED BUT THEN I NEVER EXPECTED THEIR HELP IN THE FIRST PLACE. I KNOW POLITICIANS!
I NEED TO PEDAL AND SHOWER AND GET CLOTHES OUT FOR TOMORROW...LIKE FLYLADY TELLS ME TO!!
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT AND I WILL BE BACK WEDNESDAY MORE THAN LIKELY.

Shad
08-03-2009, 07:52 PM
Thought of you this morning Mel as I was jogging (slowly) down the bush path - I got passed by the best pair of legs and butt that I have seen in a long time - hurried to keep up but lost him after about 500 metres. I needed that speedy wheelchair.

After 4 it is. I might make it closer to 5 your time.

MELODY525
08-04-2009, 09:03 AM
SHAD~ WHERE AM I WHEN ALL THESE GOOD LOOKING BUTTS AND LEGS ARE RUNNING PAST!! I COULD HAVE RUN HIM DOWN AND CAUGHT HIM FOR YA!! THE BAD NEWS TODAY IS THA I AM SORRY BUT I HAVE TO CANCEL THE PHONECALL....PLEASE READ YOUR E-MAIL. :hug:

AND .....I WILL CHAT TOMORROW CHICKS OF THE WORLD. HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY :moped:

annie175
08-04-2009, 09:06 AM
Good Morning Chickies........

Well, we have the results of momma's tests. Not so good, but there is a bright side to it. She has one kidney that is deteriorating. Bad side of that is we know not what is the cause. The bright side is she has one good kidney, and my guess and only a guess, is that the diabetes is the cause. I feel good and bad about it all. She is supposed to find out today her kidney specialist appt. Amen

Shad...mmmmmmmmm, I am a bunz and legz woman myself. T has the best legs ever to go with his 6-pak and "other" stuff. hehe. Now I am in need of a shower head, so I would be in debt to the tradies, no doubt. Get to exercising, sounds like you have a full day in store for you girl...no laxing on the porch today.

MEL...Hot and humid here today too, (and not caused by the carpet guy)with scattered T-storms. My garden needs the rain anyway, and when I am inside at work, I could care less what it is doing outside.

Tonight is my first night at CVS, of course it will be 4 hours of watching videos. How boring...then Thursday night will be register and stocking shelves training. Mgr said there is a bit of cleaning involved at closing time. . My eyes lit up. Wahooo, I will rock on that one. hehehe.

Will have two nice size cucumbers out of the garden tomorrow. Cukes are growing rather slowly. Got another nice size zuchinni bout ready. Mators still green but hinting on the verge of turning. I have about 20 jalapenos ready for picking, hoping to hold out till the mators are ready...My basil has gone mostly to seed, weird. Must be the weather. Last year I had fresh basil till the end of September.

Hey to everyone.

love and hugs,

diyana
08-04-2009, 09:06 AM
Happy Tuesday ladies -

I am determined to lose those 2 lbs I gained last week (and hopefully more). I did really well over the weekend and have used very few of my extra weekly allowance of points. Today and tomorrow, I'm going to limit the sodium intake too (so my Wednesday and Thursday weigh ins will be better). Yesterday, I went for a walk at lunch, and went to the gym after work for another 30 minutes of cardio. I hope to get a walk in today at lunch, depends on how warm it is. And I plan to go to the gym tonight as well, then come home and do more website work. I'm so glad my work hours are now 6:30 to 3:30. Sure, it's difficult to get up at 4:30 or so, but getting home by 4 and having time to go to the gym, spend time in the sun playing with the doggies, and get other stuff done makes it all worth it!

Annie - I love riding the lawn mower, going fast and doing donuts around the trees! Makes the stripes on the lawn look weird, but I have fun!

Shad - That is sad that the factories and workshops are pushing the wildlife out. At what price, progress and economic expansion, eh? My website has taken a back seat to those of a couple paying clients, one in particular is keeping me very busy the past few weeks. I should have my website done by the end of the month at the latest. After working on 'puters all day/all week, there's only so much time I want to spend on them at home, especially when it's nice outside. Ooooh, so you saw some nice legs and butt scenery on your jog? NICE! What did the rest of him look like? Was he a keeper? ;) :lol:

Mel - I can just see us drag racing in Memphis, you in your chair and me on my mower! I wonder whose vehicle would be faster? Of course, I'd have to resist the urge to do donuts! I love doing donuts! :rofl:

Gonna sign off for now. A big :hug: and :wave: to everyone!

Love and hugs,

diyana
08-04-2009, 09:11 AM
Annie - you snuck in! So sorry to hear about your mom's kidney, but at least she has a good one yet. Good luck on your first night at CVS. Try and stay awake during the videos. As for veggies, mine better ripen soon. We're only 6-8 weeks or so away from the first frost. :yikes:

happy2bme
08-04-2009, 09:37 AM
Good morning all,

I overslept this morning so no time to post. Will catch up later. Have a good Tuesday.

:wave:

annie175
08-04-2009, 02:37 PM
Wow, we just got pounded by severe thunderstorms, lightening, and high winds. One house in Brownsburg burnt due to lightening. Lights flickered on and off at work. Unfortunately they stayed on so couldn't go home. lol It was an awesome storm especially watching it from this 7th floor office.

diyana
08-04-2009, 02:58 PM
Annie - Sorry to hear about the house in Brownsburg. I hope no one was injured. Looking at the radar, it seems like all is quiet everywhere else in the Midwest, except for Indiana! Lucky you! I hope it doesn't make driving home a b*tch. Be careful on the roads, girlfriend. BTW, I sent you a PM.

Shad
08-04-2009, 06:46 PM
Morning all,

Between thunderstorms and sleeping in, you lot have had a bit of action over the day.

Annie - sorry to hear of the problems with Mum, but she still has one working kidney. Isn't the human body wonderful. Two of most things in case on doesn't work properly. Of course there are exceptions. Lets hope that she stays on track from now on.
My basil is growing really fast. It's not the normal basil - it's called limelight and has completely different leaf structure. Still smells and tastes the same tho. The chocolate mint is moving along as well. Tastes good with strawberries.

Michelle - still keeping busy I see. I'm sure those two pounds will drop off easily enough once you start coming to grips with them. Good on you for getting the websites up to date.

Mel - Friday your time it is. No problem. I just need to get the exercise out of the way first.

Happy - sleeping in huh - did you get up to skulduggery overnight? Oh and while I think about it. Mel would you like to explain why Happy's DH will serenade her just because he has a new camera. With the guitar I might have accepted the statement, but cameras don't always make good music.
For a while it was actually fashionable over here to build a yurt to live in. Some of them are very big. One of them even went to the limit when it was put on rails and it actually turned around. I mean how much money do you really need to spend to be different. They are supposed to have therapeutical and magical qualities. I look forward to seeing movies (from the camera) of the glowing yurt with shadow plays moving around inside it. On the other hand, maybe that should be :censored:

I didn't get to see the butt and legs owner. I don't know what the face is like. I just know what the backside looks like. He came up behind and passed me while I was detouring around some old folk out for a morning shuffle. But the view was good from where I was. I thought about going out and lying in wait this morning but got up too late due to the fact I was reading for most of the night.

Okay - so off we go again. I had lunch with the DS2 and the niece and niecelet yesterday. It was fun. I need to do that again - talk about a doting grandad. Yuk. Believe me this child is twice blessed with at least 6 times the normal brain cells and is the most gorgeous thing that life ever put his way. Mind you if it keeps him out of the pubs, clubs and casinos, the niece can have as many as she likes.

Gotta go. Things to do, places to go, people to annoy.

ceejay52
08-04-2009, 07:08 PM
Shad
As far as I know the birthday uncle is good. His son had come in for the week end and they decided to celebrate at home.

Happy
You over slept also. I took a .5 xanax for the first time last night and went into a deep sleep. I don't remember the alarm going off this morning when I woke up at 6.18 a.m.(groggy I might add.) Then at 6.30 a.m. the alarm blared.

Mel and Michelle
The thought of you two drag racing in Memphis cracks me up. :lol:

Annie
I also thought about you when I checked the radar this morning. The news said that part of streets Kentucky near the Indiana border were flooded. Going home when th power goes out sounds good to me. I hate answering the phone during a thunder storm.

I realize this sounds a bit bad on my part but I will either go to the gym tonight or turn out the lights to hide from my neighbors down the street. I just don't have the time or energy to deal with them during the days I work. When I get home 7.15 p.m. and try to be in bed by 9.30 p.m. doesn't give me a whole lot of time. I think they watch for me to get home.They may sit and talk or mainly watch tv till almost 8.30 sometimes 9 p.m. From what they tell me some of the other people are doing them this way also. You get tired of it.

happy2bme
08-05-2009, 01:20 AM
Busy day today.

Annie - I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom's illness. What a bummer. Diabetes is a very insidious disease. I hope she will be ok. :hug: I know what you mean about watching the storms from a high up building. Kinda cool unless you see a tornado :yikes: Hope you got home ok.

Ceejay - hope you escaped the neighbors. Some people don't seem to want to "listen and or care" as my friend would say - that others go to bed very early because they rise very early. It's true when you get home so late, you barely have time to relax before it's off to bed.

Shad - love the term niecelet - that's a good one!!!! Glad you have a good time - you've been needing some fun in your life. As for DH serenading me - he did - with the new guitar, I just didn't know it :lol: He got his new camera today and is trying fast to learn how to use it. As for shadows in the yurt - between me and DH it will look more like the Ghostbusters characters than 2 sexy shadows :rofl:

Michelle - hope the DH is feeling better - that was quite a tumble he took! And good for you for jumping on those 2 extra pounds to make sure they don't mate and have a population explosion. I don't envy you getting up at 4:30 but you are right about coming home early and having the evening available longer. Is this just for the summer? Sure is hard to get up on a frosty morning at 5am when it's pitch black and cold outside - even if it is peaceful and the stars are brilliant.

Please cross fingers for us - I so want to see the meteor shower Tuesday or even Wednesday night and it's looking like storms are moving in :tantrum:

In other news - we have a big fat black swallowtail butterfly caterpillar happily munching the parsley. It's one of the practice subjects DH is testing out his new camera on. We have a swing up by the pool. Sometimes I sit out there with the cat and watch the bats and get a bit of fresh air. At least until the mosquitos chew me up. Thought I had a mosquito bite on my leg to match the multitude on my arms and hands. I looked at it today and was horrified to find a large red (like a bad sunburn) mark bigger than my entire hand all around the base of my right leg. There is a darker spot in the center about the size of a U.S. quarter. I hussled in to the doctor - it's a spider bite. Fortunately not one of the bad necrotic spiders like Brown Recluse or Black Widow but it sure is ugly. And it half hurts, half itches. Doc gave me another antibiotic - just got off of one last week. My poor system will be in shambles. We have alot of spiders this year and up to this point I have had a you leave me alone, and I'll do the same. I guess I have to be more careful. While waiting in the waiting room, there was a nice looking fellow of about 21 years old sitting across from me. The receptionist called out "Mr. Pigg, will you come to the front please". He got up and walked over. Because I am immature, I immediately got a fit of the giggles. I had to hide my face in the magazine I was reading because the more I thought about it, the funnier it got. Now what fair maiden will ever want to be called Mrs. Pigg? :lol:

I have one minor rant. Why is it that doctors prescribe you medicine but don't tell you much about it? I found out with this antibiotic you need to really up your intake of fluids so that you don't get "sediment" in your kidneys which can develop into kidney stones. So at least until we leave next week, I will be chugging extra water .... and yogurt!

Time to hit the sack. Sweet dreams everyone.

diyana
08-05-2009, 08:52 AM
Happy Hump Day, ladies!

What a loooong day yesterday! After work, I had to finish up some website changes for a client that took me nearly 3 hours. Then, even though I was exhausted I had some simple changes to do for 2 other clients (which took about 10 minutes each), so I knocked those out of the park as well. I finally got downstairs, ate a SmartOne dinner and relaxed and watched TV with DH. I didn't get to the gym. I was planning on going after the website work...but was just too tired, hungry and cranky, plus it was too late. Luckily, I did get for a nice brisk walk on my lunch hour yesterday. And also luckily, I didn't have any snacks near my home computer, so I wasn't tempted to eat. Getting snacks would've involved going downstairs and then coming back upstairs and I just didn't have the time. I'm planning on getting to the gym tonight for cardio (either that or take the doggies for a walk), and then tomorrow, I've got a meeting with my trainer, so I'll be doing cardio and strength training.

Annie - How did your first day at CVS go? Thanks for responding to my PM.

Shad - I've never heard of limelight basil. And I've heard of chocolate mint, but never knew of any good uses for it. Thanks! A yurt house that turns around? Awesome! Now that you mention it, I've heard about the therapeutic and magical qualities of yurts too. As for the butt and legs owner...sometimes it's grand to just enjoy the scenery, even if you can't see all of it! ;)

Ceejay - It doesn't sound bad to hide from the neighbors when you just need time to relax and decompress. It's nice to have friendly neighbors, but do they need to visit EVERY NIGHT. That would get old for me too. On work evenings, I like/need my relaxing time (of course, lately I've been spending it doing website work!) :lol:

Happy - You cracked me up with the shadows looking like Ghostbusters characters! :rofl: DH is feeling a little better, thanks for asking. He still has some pain, and his doc says no riding the mower. We were chatting yesterday about who is going to shovel snow this winter as my back is getting better and he injured his. I told him that he needs to get his back better...because I ain't shoveling and risking being in pain for years. So far, my hours sound like they'll be permanent. And since I'd have to get up in the dark on the bitter cold winter mornings anyway (our days are pretty darn short here), it's okay by me. Plus, it should still be a little light out when I go home in the winter. The Sun doesn't typically set until 4 or 4:30 in the winter...so driving home when it's light will be a plus, and I'll get to avoid all the traffic jams. :) With early hours like mine, I've kind of resigned myself to working out after work...even though they say morning exercise is better as your day doesn't get in the way and excuses don't pop up. There's no way I could wake up earlier than I do. My fingers are definitely :crossed: that you'll be able to see the meteor shower. Sorry to hear about your spider bite. I got a bad bite on my wrist by a Wolf Spider about 10 years ago and the docs were worried it was going to go necrotic. As for Mr. Pigg, it is my belief that he will either FOREVER be single or his future wife will NOT change her name. Keep downing the water and yogurt, girlfriend, and you should be all good for your vacation!

That's all for me for now, chickies! I'll check in with y'all later or tomorrow!

Love and big hugs,

annie175
08-05-2009, 09:37 AM
Happy Wednesday/Hump Day/Trash Day...

Since I worked at CVS last night, T didn't come over, had to take my own trash out this week. lol. He is so good about taking the trash out and he doesn't even live there. What a set up I have.

Shad...awwww I love babies. Your niecelet sounds so sweet. All that storming and rain yesterday, I looked out the back door and I have a zuchinni that grew 3 inches over night. I can't wait to get home tonight and check out the rest of my little garden.

Ceejay...yes the storms rocked Indiana last night. My power went out yesterday at home at some point, but was back on when I got home. All the clocks were blinking and had to be reset. I used to have a neighbor that I had to hide from too, she would come over and ask me to make coffee to boot. Nervey.

Happy...I collect butterfly things and love butterflies. Be sure to post hubby's pictures. Mr. Pigg. Actually, when I used to live in Putnam County, Indiana, you know the type of area, all in-breds and backwards, there was a woman married to a dude, but she kept her maiden name to go by. It was Pigg. Her first name was Tavia. (T long A, veee short a). Tavia Pigg. lol

Chelle...CVS was great last night. 4 hours of reading and answering questions. Also involved was a scavenger hunt. Got a list of items to go find on the shelves to familiarize oneself with the store. That was kind of fun and a break in the reading. Tomorrow night is register training. Sounds like you kicked b*tt with the website work. Are you rolling in the dough now? lol. Working at the computer is tiring enough. My eyes get to burning. Do you have that?

Got roast, tators, onions, corn and peas in the crockpot today. Going home to dinner all ready. T is coming over to give me a back rub and for dinner. More for the dinner, I think.

Not much else going on here, gray and 80 today, no rain/storms. The weekend is killing me as I have to work Sat and Sun at CVS and it is supposed to be sunny and 90/95 both days. Dang it.

Oh well life goes on.

Hello to everyone.

Love and Hugs

MELODY525
08-05-2009, 09:39 AM
ANNIE~ MY HERBS ARE SLOW GROWING AND I THINK IT IS THE WEATHER. THE CILANTRO WENT TO SEED OVER A WEEK AGO. THE PARSLEY AND BASIL ARE HOLDING ON. I AM SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS OUT TO YOU AND MOM. SO SORRY TO HEAR THE NEWS AND HOPE SHE CAN MAKE SOME CHANGES AND STAY HEALTHY WITH THE OTHER KIDNEY. (((((HUG))))) KEEP US POSTED.

MICHELLE~ OK...YOU DO THE DONUTS AND I'LL WIN THE RACE. SEEMS FAIR TO ME!! :rofl: GOOD LUCK FOR THE WW WEIGH-IN!! THAT WAS SOME NICE EXERCISING YOU DID!! GOOD JOB :cheer3:

HAPPY~ WAKE UP WOMAN!!!

MELODY525
08-05-2009, 09:52 AM
OOPS....I SEE A LOT MORE POSTS ON THIS PAGE BUT I AM ON THE RUN.

SHAD...TOO BAD YOU SLEPT IN! NOW YOU MISSED THE BUGGER. DO LET US KNOW IF YOU EVER CATCH UP TO HIM :rofl: NICE DINNER! BET THIS BABY WILL BE THE SMARTEST AND MOST SPOILED!! LOL

HAPPY~ SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE SPOIDER BITE!! :yikes: GOOD THING YOU WENT TO THE DR. THOSE MEDS SOUND DANGEROUS!! NOWADAYS IT'S WHAT DOESN'T KILL US WILL CURE US!! :rofl: HOPE THE LEG FEELS BETTER SOON.

ANNIE~ T WILL JUST HAVE TO COME OVER ANYWAY AND DO GARBAGE!! YOU MADE ME LAUGH!!

MICHELLE...YOU REALLY HAD A BUSY DAY YESTERDAY. GOOD LUCK WITH THE TRAINER TODAY.

OK GALS....I AM OUTTA HERE. :moped:

annie175
08-05-2009, 09:57 AM
MEL...thank you for the good thoughts for momma.

How rude of me, thank you all for your concern for my momma. The specialist is supposed to call her today with an appt time. The MD faxed all her info to him yesterday. Doctors are in no hurry.

diyana
08-05-2009, 10:11 AM
Annie - Sounds like your garden really enjoyed the thunderstorms! I looked at my garden today and it's begging to be watered...I'll have to remember to do that before I head out to the gym. As for the website work, I won't be rolling in the dough until the clients pay me. :lol: I've got one website client that takes a few weeks or more to pay and the other pays in a day or two. Can you guess which client I like more? :lol3: We're supposed to have 90 degree weather this weekend as well, and DH and I are wondering if it will be too hot to go to State Fair and should we wait until next weekend. I don't do well when the temps are above 85. :faint:

Mel - I don't have the trainer 'till tomorrow, but I am looking forward to it. I want to try and get to the gym more often...this couple times a week is not enough for me. I need my endorphin fix. Hoping you have a great day! Don't overdo, okay?

Laura705
08-05-2009, 12:10 PM
Annie - Sorry to hear about your mom's kidney issue. Diabetes is a horrible disease - bf has a diabetic friend who is only in his mid/late 40's and is starting to have kidney troubles. Of course it would help if he took care of himself... CVS sounds good - it's always exciting to learn something new.

Ceejay - I hope you've successfully hidden from your neighbors and had time to yourself to relax and get to sleep early. You have to come up w/ some tactics to nicely discourage these visits!

Diyana - Wow, what a schedule - up at 4:30 am for your job and then your side work at night. I don't have that schedule and I would really like it if I could get myself into a morning exercise regimen because, as mentioned, things pop up after work that make it all too easy to have an excuse not to exercise. I'm struggling with getting to the gym more than once or twice a week lately. I definitely need to make the Saturday morning exercise session a standard and strive for 2 weekday workouts. I know that with my dog walks I'm at least moving, but I don't feel like I really get much of a cardio benefit from them. Do your dogs keep you moving, or is it a lot of stopping and sniffing??

Happy - That's a big spider bite. Scary. Hey, I thought bats were supposed to eat all the mosquitos and other insects. Do you have a bat house for them? Not sure if I could tolerate that. We have a mosquito magnet and it's too soon to tell how effective it is. I think it's more like a "Laura repellant" because it's an eyesore in the backyard. Enjoy your stay in a yurt. I'll cross my fingers for clear skies during the meteor showers.

Mel - Hope you get your return favors so the wheelchair gets what it needs. My basil is doing well, but I'm not doing much with it right now because I'm waiting for the tomatoes to come in/ripen. I really want to make a tomato/basil/fresh mozz. sandwich on nice crusty french bread with some balsamic vinegar.

Shad - So the niecelet is making a changed man of grandad? Sounds like a good thing. Hope you get to see the nice rear view on a future run. It would certainly motivate me to get out there for a run! And I'm not even a runner!

Finally a more summery week! :cool: Monday I went to the podiatrist for my orthotics - so far so good. We'll see what kind of shoes I can get that will accommodate them. They fit in two pairs of sneakers I already have.

Yesterday I went to a movie w/ one other movie group gal. We saw The Ugly Truth. It was better and funnier than I expected and I enjoyed it. Tonight I need to get to the gym. I will tell myself that I only need to do 1/2 hour of something, just go. Maybe I can drag bf there as well - he's truly fallen out of the routine.

Looking forward to a hot Saturday because bf and I may spend part of the day in his sister's pool while they are in WI Dells. It was disappointing not to have good enough weather on the 4th of July to use it when we were there for a cookout. :(

Okay, I have to skeedaddle now. Have a lovely day everyone.

diyana
08-05-2009, 12:41 PM
Annie - Since you're working at CVS now, I've GOT to tell you a funny story. When I was about 14 or 15, I was a cashier at a pharmacy. And I had a couple embarassing moments, both involving the same product. First time, a guy walks in and asks for "Trojans", well, I'm young and VERY innocent and naive (no, really, I WAS!). I had never heard of Trojans, so I asked the pharmacist where they were and he directed me to where the condoms were. Man, was I blushing!! :o Okay, I figured, I won't let this happen again. I became familiar with the various brand names (not their use though...still sweet and innocent - No REALLY. I was!). Anyway, I thought I had it all handled when a month or so later, a man walked in and asked for prophylactics. What the heck? I didn't even know what Trojans were, how the heck am I supposed to know them by that name. So, again, I asked the pharmacist, who pointed me in the direction. Aw, jeez, how embarassing, AGAIN! :o

Anyway, I just had to share the stories of my sweet, naive, innocent youth! By now you should all be :rofl:, right?

diyana
08-05-2009, 12:46 PM
Laura - When I walk the dogs there's lots of stopping, sniffing and of course peeing (them not me). But I figure it's better than me not doing any exercise. And if I finish the walk with them and don't feel I've gotten enough cardio, I put them in the house and do the route again by myself. DH and I have thought about putting up a bat house, but not sure if the dogs would handle that many bats nearby. We have a bug zapper in the yard, which helps a little. If you go to the gym tonight, we can work out together (sort of) at two different gyms of course. Does that make any sense? :dunno:

annie175
08-05-2009, 12:55 PM
Chelle..how funny...you innocent...really you were. lol Get this...I got bussed halfway across town when in elementary to school # 69 and they were the Trojans....hahaha

diyana
08-05-2009, 01:04 PM
So your affiliation with Trojans started REALLY early, eh girlfriend? ;)

happy2bme
08-05-2009, 02:34 PM
I went to Kelly High School - home of the .... yep, you guessed it TROJANS. See, we travel in separate but similar circles :lol:

That's a funny story Michelle. I remember being a little kid and my aunt sent me to the store for Kotex pads. Of course they put them on the 3rd shelf - far above my reach. I tried my best but finally had to accept a hand from the much older, cutest stock boy ever. I wanted to die because back then, we were embarassed about everything. :o :o :o Actually I'm surprised they didn't just ask for rubbers. I'm also glad to hear that you don't walk down the street and pee on your neighbors mailboxes :rofl: It was quite cute the way you phrased that - gave me a good giggle. Have you considered a snow blower - we got my mom a Toro small sort of like electric shovel kind of thing. It sounds like neither you nor DH are in a position to shovel. I think you need to set some quicker payment terms with the one website client. I know you don't want to antagonize anyone but they expect the content updated quickly so they should hold up their part of the deal too.

Laura, depending on the shoes you wear, there is a full orthotic that fits in sneakers or the loafer type of shoe - that's what I have. I guess they also make a 2/3 style that works in pumps. It must be that many people have orthotics now because they are making more shoes with removeable footbeds to accomodate that. Or the cushy pads for our sore feet! We don't have a bat house in our yard tho DH was thinking of putting one up in the trees. There's only 2 or 3 bats that we see so I'm wondering if someone has a bat house nearby. Bats do eat bugs but there's way more bugs than a bat can eat. Spiders eat bugs too - when they aren't chewing on your leg which is why I generally would leave them alone :D Your sandwich sounds delicious - I will have to try that.

We had a free pass to see an early screening of the Ugly Truth but had a conflict for that night. Glad to hear it was good. Is it a chick flick or just a fun comedy?

Mel - I heard that cilantro was difficult to grow. I planted some and within 2 weeks it was starting to turn to seed. WTH???? The dill has a short growing season too. Why do you keep waking me up so early????? :lol: Hope you don't have to hang around the office too long today.

Annie - I will have to post a link to DH's webshots site. He's got tons of butterfly pictures. I guess you are quite a ways from Chicago but they have a nature museum on the lakefront by Lincoln Park zoo that has a room with live butterflies in it - The Judy Istock Butterfly Haven at the Peggy Noteabart
Nature museum. It's just the coolest place - well actually it's quite warm and humid in there but you know what I mean. A scavenger hunt at the store - that sounds like fun. I'd get distracted thinking - I need this and THAT and ooh look at that :lol: Have fun with register training. My first job ever was at Sears Roebuck downtown. I am so old that it was before they invented electronic cash registers. We literally had to hit a bunch of keys to ring up the sale which meant we had to be able to figure out which keys to ring up $1.39 and had to know how to make correct change. And those damn registers were set up very high on the counter! Just before Christmas in 1971 they switched over to the first electronic registers which delighted us kids but scared the old timers. Had to smile at your zuchinni growing so fast. She will come home from work Sunday and it will be peeking into the house from the kitchen window :rofl:

Shad - chocolate mint BASIL??? That's interesting. I was just thinking it was mint.

I just finished lunch. They have this great apple "salad" in the cafeteria. Near as I can tell it's a couple of kinds of chopped apples (sweet and tart), mixed with a liberal dousing of yogurt, cinnamon and some finely chopped peanuts. It's so good I consider it dessert. Yum. I could probably make it myself for about 23 cents but no, I have to go pay $1.49 for a small cup. Yes, feel free to call me a dummy. It's more the matter of REMEMBERING to make it the night before so I can bring it.

Hello Ceejay, Patty :wave: back to work for me.

diyana
08-05-2009, 03:09 PM
Happy - We do have a snow blower, but there is always a little shoveling involved. And even with the snow blower, if the snow is the wet heavy stuff, it puts a strain on the blower, which puts a strain on the back. No fun. We'll both just have to get good and strong before the snow flies. Thanks for the tip about the Nature Museum. I hadn't heard of it before, but we do enjoy the butterfly exhibit at the Brookfield Zoo. As for the website client, she's so tempermental, I'm afraid she would just say "shove it" to me if I asked her to pay in a more timely fashion. And right now, the income I get from her isn't worth the risk of ticking her off...maybe after I get a couple more clients. :)

Laura705
08-05-2009, 07:05 PM
Those are funny stories ladies!

Michelle - good idea about continuing the walk w/o the dog(s). Another option could be to allow stopping and sniffing for the first part of the walk and pick up the pace on the 2nd part. I've never deliberately tried that, so I'll see how that goes. I know our dog would enjoy running, but I don't run... It's so nice, I'm thinking I'll probably skip the gym and do a dog walk instead, so maybe we'll be sharing a dog walk instead of a gym session. (I know what you meant.)

Happy - I have a full orthotic. I'll have to look for shoes that have removable footbeds. Outside of the athletic shoes category, I wonder what's available. The ones at the podiatrist office look so big and clunky. :(

Thankfully, The Ugly Truth wasn't raunchy like Knocked Up, but I think a guy would find the humor entertaining. And I'm sure they wouldn't mind watching Kathryn Heigl. Just like I didn't mind watching Gerard Butler or the other male character. :D

ceejay52
08-05-2009, 07:35 PM
I'll tell my funny story about "trojans". Our computer at work had been getting viruses. When the boss came in I told him that the computer kept getting 'trojans" and that it was time to install a new virus protector. He asked me who the "blank" was buying "trojans' on line. I laughed out loud. Then after I calmed down I told him that a trojan was a virus. His face turned as red as a beet.

I'm so glad that you all understand about me hiding from the neighbors. I get nervous when I do this. When they come down again I'm going to tell them one more time that I will not be accepting visitors except on my day's off. I'm almost tempted to put a do not disturb sign on the door. Even my aunt has told me not to let them in.

I'll b back later. I'ma getting ready to go home.

Shad
08-05-2009, 09:04 PM
Morning all,
Just a quick note for the moment, I have to go out to see if I can fix the DS2's computer. They seem to have lost the internet. Probably because they haven't paid the bill????

As far as condoms go, when I was young and stupid, they were called French Letters. Why, I don't know. Anyway, I remember my French tutor going on about writing letters in french and sending the french letters through the post. :rofl: We used to get the giggles in that class I can tell you. I presume he knew why, although he was an born in Italy of German parents and was teaching French and didn't have a huge sense of humour that we could see.

Gotta go or the day will be wasted.

happy2bme
08-06-2009, 01:19 AM
Shad - I'd make sure the bill was paid before I put alot of effort into diagnosing DS2's problem :lol:

Buddy at work said they got a high priority support call 2 weeks ago near to midnight. Plant could not access the computer system. Plant was also in the midst of a total power black out at the time. Think they were related? :chin:

Ceejay - I almost fell off my chair laughing at your story. That is hysterical. :lol3:

Laura - you might want to check out Zappos.com just to see some shoe styles that might appeal to you and then go check them out at the store - that's what I do when I see a new brand and I'm not sure how it fits. That's what I did with the MBTs I bought. I know that the Naturalizer brand has removeable foot pads. I actually had to get my orthotic trimmed by the podiatrist as it was too tight of a fit in the shoe. Once he did that, I was good to go in dress shoes. Well pants shoes actually as I have not worn a dress since the 90's. :lol:

Ok, I gotta get to sleep. Night all.

diyana
08-06-2009, 08:40 AM
I'm so happy it's Thursday!

I didn't get to the gym last night or walk the dogs. Sorry, Laura. I had to stop at the bank on my way home. My ATM/Debit Card expired and I never received a new one. I've called and called to get a replacement, but didn't get one. So I went in to get the card they sent me cancelled and a temporary card issued that I can use until I get my replacement card. The banker asked me some questions and said that she could switch our checking account to one with a lot more perks (like free online bill payment, etc.) and it wouldn't change our checking account number or anything. She also talked to me about a consolidation loan for our credit cards. All good stuff! But by the time I got home, I was really tired and had lots to get done so I didn't get to the gym. Definitely going tonight for at least 30-45 minutes of cardio, 30 min. of strength training and a coaching session with my trainer. :)

Laura - I hope you and your doggie enjoyed the walk.

Ceejay - Your story was really funny!! :lol: Thanks for sharing it. I'll have to tell my DH, who is a computer network guy and deals with viruses and Trojan (horses) all the time! :lol:

Shad - French Letters, huh? I've never heard them called that. Yes, make sure the bill is paid before spending much time on DS2's computer.

Happy - The high priority support call story is TOOO funny! :lol3: I hope you got a good night's sleep and have a great day today!

A big :wave: to Annie and Mel, who I'm sure will be checking in soon. I need another cup of coffee or toothpicks to hold my eyes open! :lol: I don't know why I'm so tired.

TTYL my friends!

Love and hugs,

Laura705
08-06-2009, 01:51 PM
Funny story ceejay! I like the idea of a do not disturb sign. Reminds me, I think I want to buy a "No Solicitors" sign. I'd rather not deal with them.

Shad - never heard condoms called French Letters. Your poor instructor! But that's all part of what teachers have to deal with.

Happy - good idea about checking out zappos for suitable shoes. Let my fingers do the walking first!

Michelle - I'm NOT glad it's Thursday - I wish it were Friday! Sorry you didn't get your walk last night. Doggy and I had a wonderful walk. Well, I did anyways. We did almost 30 min. at a quick pace and it was good for me but tiring for him. At just shy of the 30 min. mark, he decided to lay down on someone's lawn. I'd brought water with and he drank it a couple times during our walk. I think he was just a bit warm and the lawn felt good to him.

Waves to all and have a good day. :)

ceejay52
08-06-2009, 03:02 PM
I need to run some errands today. The main thing is to get drivers license and car tags, and gym. I'm leaving when the girls come down to mow the lawn.
Get this they came down to get the money before they mow, to buy lawn mower gas. They show off their new expensive cell phones that supposedly her son bought her. Then she was bragging that her and amanda's food stamps would start the 11th. And that there electric bill would be paid for this month. They asked me if I could take them to get the gas, I told them no. All this other stuff was making me furious. Next summer I'll have someone else mow or I'll do it one. I'm not letting them. Excuse the rant.

Happy
I'm wondering if that call came from my city. Sounds like something our customers try to pull when they haven't paid their bill.

Shad
Hope that you get the computer back on line. When I had that problem, Verizon was merging with Alltel.

Michelle
I love my online banking and my debit card. The debit card is like a credit card but I don't have to pay it back. And a quick check online to see the balance means no time spent on reconsiling bank statements. I really hated this task.

I've been to the grocery store this morning and bought some veggies. Yesterday I was on some twinkie binge. I tried the little debbie brownie but they were just too sweet. I've finally pin pointed that these binges come from nerves. I have xanax to take but just didn't want to take it mainly for the fact that it will show up in your blood stream. We are randomly tested for drugs. Starting tonight I'm taking them.

Laura
The dog will get used to walking as times goes around. How old is your dog?
I like Thursday's. It's the first day of my week end.

Annie
Did you work to hard at CVS?

Mel
You must be working with the rug installer today.

Have a oood day.

diyana
08-06-2009, 03:25 PM
Yay! Great weigh in for me today! I've lost 2.4 lbs, which means I lost the 2.2 I gained last week, plus a little bit extra! :woohoo: I'm sooo happy!! :dance:

Laura - Good for you for walking your dog. Did you tell us what type of dog you have? If you have, and I forgot, I apologize. I have 3 Miniature Schnauzers. They're my wonderful "kids".

Ceejay - No need to apologize for the rant. Sorry about the nerves. I'm sure you've already tried chamomile tea and other things that don't show up in your bloodstream right? Hang in there, Ceejay. :hug: Enjoy your weekend!

Shad
08-06-2009, 07:37 PM
Morning all,

Just eating breakfast following my walk/ jog this morning. I have a lot to do today. Life's just getting faster and faster.

Ceejay - sorry to hear of the problems with neighbours and mowing staff. I'm with you about the cheek of some people who seem to be able to get welfare at the drop of a hat when people like Mel and Jen have to fight for what should be rightfully theirs. Here we are encouraged to 'dob people in' which means that if we find welfare people living the high life, we tell the authorities who will investigate. However many people won't for fear of reprisals. Great world we live in hey?? What's the betting they are not declaring their mowing income either.

Michelle - way to go on that weight loss. I haven't jumped on a scale for yonks but don't think much is happening there as my clothes still fit the same - all of them! Damn it all.

Laura - Don't you just love it when the dog dictates the walk and rest theory.
There are some shoes out there that have orthotics. Kumfs is just one of them and they have orthotics made to fit as far as I can remember. Or they have their own to put inside. I've never really checked into that side. I have very wide flat feet (known as paddles) and I need to have a shoe that is wide and padded in the arches. There seem to be 3 types that suit me. Sandler, Kumfs and Homy peds that we talked about earlier. I just can no longer shop at Payless Shoes as they are strictly fashion and no comfort. Apart from which I find they fall apart really easily.

Happy - It's chocolate mint and not basil. I'll have to go back and look at what I wrote. Chocolate mint is great with strawberries and it's good for you. Cilantro - known here as coriander isn't hard to grow. Damn stuff goes everywhere. The problem I had was to stop it from going to seed and not getting enough of the leaves to eat. Seeds are still growing in the grass and gravel paths. I wish it wouldn't grow so damn fast. I tend not to grow it anymore. It's one of the few herbs I buy. Mind you the DS2 hates it - so maybe I should grow lots more of it.

Annie - guess we won't be seeing so much of you for a while - you are so busy working all hours. Don't wear yourself out reaching for the rubbers now will you. I wonder how the blokes ask for the ribbed and perfumed variety??

I went to have a look at nephews computer yesterday. It is not the bill because the laptop is still working. I think it is because the computer is old and has little space left on the disk. It won't ever do a defrag anymore, there is not enough space. I've deleted all the cookies and emptied the recycle bin and left it doing a partial defrag. I'm having a problem getting in touch with my tame guru at the moment, but I'm fairly sure it is age and space that is causing the problems. Games and music take up so much space today.

Anyway, now I am off to shower, prepare a shopping list for next week, clean up in the kitchen, empty the dishwasher, check out the garden, look for work and fertilise the orchids and nodding violets, and finally find out why my vacuum cleaner is not working so well. Bah humbug.

Spring is on the way!

MELODY525
08-06-2009, 07:40 PM
I HAD A VERY LONG BUT GOOD DAY. I PROMISE TO TRY AND CATCH UP WITH ALL THE POSTS SOMETIME TOMORROW OR SATURDAY MORNING. I JUST ATE SOME OF MY TURKEY CHILI AND TANDOORI NAAN BREAD. YUM! :hun: NOW FOR THE SHOWER AND PJS. I AM REALLY BEAT. THE TRIP TO TRADER JOE'S WAS GREAT. WILLY HELPED A LOT LIKE ALWAYS. HE'S GETTING BETTER AT JUST TAKING OVER :rofl: AND HE KEEPS POINTING OUT STUFF HE THINKS I CANNOT SEE OR READ. GOTTA LOVE THIS GUY. GOD KNOWS I AM BLINDED IN THAT STORE WITH THE CATARACTS. INSTEAD OF THE OLDAGE DISEASE CRS I HAVE CSS!! :lol3: :lol3: I BOUGHT HIM A BABY RACK OF LAMB AND BABY GARLIC BREADS FOR THEIR DINNER. :hun: I HAVE MINE TOO :hun:
SENDING HUGS TO ALL YOU CHICKS AND SPECIAL HUGS TO ANNIE'S MOM TOO. :hug:
HAPPY FRIDAY/SATURDAY TOMORROW :moped:

MELODY525
08-06-2009, 08:22 PM
OK I LIED AGAIN...I TOOK THE SHOWER, GOT INTO THE PJS AND TOO TIRED TO EXERCISE SO HERE I AM. :cb:

JEANETTE~ THOSE GIRLS SOUND LIKE SHYSTERS MILKING THE SYSTEM. BE CAREFUL THEY DON'T MILK YOU AS WELL. GET THE SIGN AND STICK IT ON THE DOOR! TIME IS PRECIOUS WHEN YOU COME HOME AND THEY NEED TO BE TOLD THAT. GOOD LUCK. WEHN STUFF LIKE THAT HAPPENS...I LIKE JUNK FOOD TOO. YOU MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD WITH THE TROJAN AND THE BOSS STORY! :rofl: TOO FUNNY!!!!

MICHELLE~ SNOW STORIES ALREADY? :hohoho: YOUR TROJAN STORY WAS TOO FUNNY ALSO! CRACKED ME UP! STOPPING, SNIFFING AND PEEING??? SOUNDS LIKE MY SENIORS! :lol3: :lol3: HOPE THE CLIENT AND PAYMENTS WORK OUT. A BIG CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NWEIGHTLOSS THIS WEEK AGAIN !! :cheer3: GOOD GOING LADY!!

HAPPY~ IT MUST BE NICE TO SEE THAT SWALLOWTAIL CATEBILLAR UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL AND WAIT FOR THE OUTCOME! I AM STILL LAUGHING ABOUT MT & MRS PIGG!! OMG!! I WOULD HAVE CRACKED UP!!!! I WILL LET YOU SLEEP IN ON YOUR VACATION...HOWS THAT??? :cloud9: THE SALAD SOUNDED GREAT AND TODAY I BOUGHT 2-8 OUNCE TUBS OF FAGE YOGURT..ONE WITH MANGO AND ONE WITH HONEY. THEY WERE $1.49 EACH TOO! :rofl: I AM WAITING TO GO TO A MALL AND TREAT MYSELF SOON. MAYBE NEXCT MONTH :dance:

ANNIE~ YOU ARE NOT RUDE. I NEVER EVEN NOTICED :rofl: :rofl: YOU'RE WELCOME ABOUT MOM. I THOUGHT OF HER TODAY AND REALLY MADE AN EFFORT TO MAKE BETTER FOOD CHOICES FOR MYSELF. IT GAVE ME A WAKE-UP CALL TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOM. AFTER ALL I AM 26 AND COULD USE HEALTHIER EATING!! LOL HOW WERE THE FEET AND LEGS WITH THE NEW JOB???

LAURA~ MAKE ME A SAMMIE WITH THAT CRUSTY FRENCH BREAD AND I WILL BRING MY ORGANIC TOMATOES WITH ME....AND MY BASIL :hun: I AM DROOLING JUST THINKING OF IT. GLAD YOU HAD SOME TIME OUT FOR THE MOVIE. HOW DID THE XRAY GO??INQUIRINBG MINDS NEED TO KNOW THESE THINGS :rofl:

SHAD~ FRENCH LETTERS??? I REMEMBER THE BOYS TALKING ABOUT ONE WITH A NUBBY THING ON THE END AND CALLING IT A FRENCH TICKLER! :lol3: :lol3: TOO BAD ABOUT THE DS COMPUTER. GAMES AND MUSIC IS THE BANE OF ALL OLDER PCS AND CHEAP ONES LIKE MINE! :rofl: SO FAR TOMORROW IS STILL LOOKING GOOD FOR ME. IS IT STILL GOOD FOR YOU? IT HAS BEEN VERY HECTIC HERE AND LOTS OF FUSS AND BOTHER. CHECK YOUR E-MAIL BEFORE THE CCALL. AND I WILL LEAVE THE PC ON SO YOU GET A BUSY SIGNAL IN CASE YOU DON'T LOOK FIRST.

OK KIDDIES....I AM OFF TO WATCH SOME MINDLESS TV AND MAYBE BREATHE A LITTLE!

happy2bme
08-07-2009, 12:33 AM
Hi all,

DH needed my car this morning to get more mulch so I had to leave early - no time to post.

Swallowtail caterpillar is missing. DH and I searched all over, can't find him. Supposedly they taste awful and emit a smell so birds are not interested in them. I hope that he crossed the parsley into the azalea or the red tip and is busy spinning his cocoon. DH is very bummed out.

DH learned a song today on the guitar. Day Tripper by the Beatles. He found some new program online that has the tablature for lots of songs. I was getting tired of scales. :lol:

Last day of work until vacation. :dance: can't wait. Now I need to plan carefully as we are spending 3 and a half days in the yurt then travelling to a nice cabin I found for 2 more nights. We have to bring our own food - hence the planning. I'm thinking we will have a full car and DH will be rolling his eyes at do we NEED this much stuff. Problem is, the answer is :yes:

Mel - how do you like that yogurt? So much sugar in the Yoplait. I love it with blueberries and chopped almonds. I'm so glad that you can depend on Wily the way lots of others depend on you. :hug: Did you find anything to watch on TV? Seems kind of dry out there. Maybe you should just go to bed and think lovely thoughts of us :cloud9: :lol: Count us jumping over the hurdles - oh what a sight that would be!

Shad - seems like there's always a bunch of wiggly things demanding attention - you are always the busy bee of the team. I think something got mixed up in a post about the mint. DH and I went to a garden somewhere and they had several varieties of mint - lemon mint comes to mind. Might have had the chocolate one too. I don't remember where that was tho. That would be interesting with strawberries.

Ceejay - something sounds funky with those girls - of course there are people in this world who are takers - get what they can, don't have the ethics like you to earn the money and learn the job. I would never pay someone ahead of the work - unless it was my Mom of course :lol:

Michelle - hey you with the great weight loss again!!!! :yay: Good for you! Was was your success reason this week? It sounds like you are back on track again. I'm glad you got a good deal at the bank, almost makes it worth stopping in. I forgot those dumb ATM cards expire!

That was a cute story about your dog laying down Laura. Slow down already lady :rofl:

Annie my friend, I am tired for you just thinking about trying to handle 2 jobs. Even if you will gather some funny customer stories. Don't wear yourself too thin!

I got to bed a little earlier last night only to be woken up at 5am with the most wretched Charlie horse in my left leg. I tried to relax it but had to hobble out of bed to stretch it out and it tried to come back when I got back into bed. I just dozed on and off until the alarm went off. Tired now so I'm going to try again.

Good night all.

happy2bme
08-07-2009, 09:15 AM
Good morning chicky babes. Friday at last! :yay: Going to have a busy weekend ahead of me but that's the price you pay for 5 days of relaxing :beach:

Everyone is still sleeping here - DH, Boo and even Mr. Feral is curled up snoozing on his blanket out back. Part of me wants to bang some pot lids - get up, get up, GET UP :yikes: but no, I'll just let them sleep - lucky dogs... um I mean cats :lol:

Better get out of her - the sooner I get in the sooner I can leave. Have a good one everybody.

diyana
08-07-2009, 09:34 AM
Happy Happy Friday ladies -

I had a great cardio and strength training evening at the gym and worked out some good short term goals/challenges. Tonight, I'm going to do website work and hopefully we'll get to the State Fair tomorrow...if it's not too hot/muggy or too rainy. No fishing this weekend...definitely too hot for the fish to be biting. I've got a couple huge summer squash in the garden and need to figure out a way to prepare them. The best suggestion I have so far is to slice it up and grill it. I suppose if I prepare it on a day we're not cooking out, I can always use the George Foreman.

Shad - I'm not a computer hardwear expert (more of a programmer), but I think your diagnosis is probably correct. Older computers that don't have much space/memory can't handle all the games and music that the newer computers can. If it is too full to successfully defrag, that's a bad sign.

Mel - Glad you had a nice trip to TJ's. So nice that Willy is so very helpful, and you're so kind and generous to buy him/his family a lovely dinner. I nearly fell out of my chair when you talked about the seniors stopping sniffing and peeing!! Too Funny!!!

Happy - I hope the swallowtail caterpiller turns up soon. That's cool that you're DH can play Day Tripper! It's a much nicer serenade for you than scales! Please take lots of photos on your vacation. It sounds wonderful! I know you're going to have a great time preparing for it this weekend, as well as a lovely relaxing time on your vacation. I'm still sending :goodvibes: for clear weather for the Perseids. As for yogurt, I found the FiberOne yogurt by Yoplait. It's really good and 0 WW points (of course it is a smaller container). I'm just not a fan of plain yogurt even if it's dressed up with fruit and nuts. My reason for success this week was to stay within points EVERY DAY and use very little of my weekly allotment of extra points. Also, I took the stairs a little more at work. This week, the plan is to get more exercise in (cardio, strength and core) which will hopefully combat any food slips at the State Fair. Although to be honest, I've planned what I'm going to eat whenever we do decide to go (this weekend or next weekend) and I should be able to work in those points easily. Also, I got a ton of great ideas at the WW meeting this week about the different foods available now that are low points and make great snacks/meals. Arnold's sandwich rounds (also Oroweat sandwich rounds) is just one of them. Walden Farms has some yummy low point dressings and sauces. And since I still kind of have a craving for bratwurst and sauerkraut (even though I had one last week), I'm going to pick up some turkey brats, and eat the brat with kraut without the bun (or on a sandwich round). Good stuff!!!

Annie - As Happy said, please don't wear yourself out. I hope you're doing well and will get some fun and relaxing time this weekend!! How is momma doing?

Ceejay - It really irks me when people look for a hand out, rather than a hand up (a little help to get them on their feet). I don't have a problem at all with helping those who need it, but people who take advantage of the system really make me mad. :tantrum: Anyway, girlfriend, I hope you're enjoying your weekend!! Are you going to Paragould this week?

Laura - Hope your x-rays came out okay. Did you get the results yet? Anymore dog walks? I'll get at least a couple in this weekend fer sure.

Counting down 'till the weekend!

Love and hugs,
Michelle

annie175
08-07-2009, 09:44 AM
TGIF FO SHO.......

Man I was so busy at my day job yesterday, didn't even think to post...sorry ladies. Last night at CVS was a blast. I really liked the 3 gals that I worked with last night. We all seemed to click. I think I can click with anyone tho. Register and regular customers are fun. CVS has regulars just like Cheers sitcom. NORM!!

My boss is a peach. She brought in Starbucks for me today. I gave up Starbucks due to my economic situation. Yes, folks, the economy has hurt me. LOTS.. no more Starbucks. wah ;*( Man it sure makes a difference when you have to watch every penny GO OUT THE DOOR.....Glad I like CVS so much...well. so far.

Happy and Chelle and Ceejay....yeah, rah, TROJANS! hahaha

Chelle...CONGRATS on the WL. Even the extra percentage off. Wowser, and you know my philosophy...if you don't weigh naked you get round up to the next number....wink, wink...

Shad....Strangely enough I like working at CVS. I guess cause I get to interact with people and act like a dingy blonde..act, hmmm, not sure. Since you vacuum is not working well, I can bring my cuum and cuum for you.

Happy...actually the Indy zoo has a butterfly room/area/building..not quite sure, it is advertised on billboards around town when they have it. I always say I am going but have yet to make it there. My next life I am going to be a butterfly. Cause if I don't like it, butterflies don't live real long and I can come back as something else. haha

MEL...the feet and legs are ok so far. Saturday will tell. That shift is 2-10 pm. Bella is not liking mommie being gone so much either. The good thing is it is mandatory to wear tennis shoes. I think you and Trader Joe's are on a first name basis. eh?

Ceejay...I will come cut the grass for you. I love to cut grass. Even pushing it. Only thing I request in pay is margaritas. One to start, one during, lawn chair after. hehe

Laura...thanks for the heads up on "Ugly Truth" I may have to catch that one in my spare time..NOT...I now have no spare time. Have fun at the pool on Saturday...

Well ladies, I need to get back at it. It is going to be a busy one again. Supposed to be 95 and sunny all weekend...I know I already mentioned it, but it is killing me I have to work and not be in it.

Hello to all the worldlies and lurkers.

Much love many hugs,

annie175
08-07-2009, 09:46 AM
Chelle...you sneaker you. Mom is hanging in there. Her specialist appt is August 28, that is the earlies they could get her in. Yikes! At least it is this month, barely. Thanks for asking. Have a great weekend sista. Hugs

annie175
08-07-2009, 09:47 AM
Oh, and ate my first cucumber out of my garden....It was really short and fat, kind of like my exH. lol hahhaa

ceejay52
08-07-2009, 12:17 PM
you ladies make me laugh.

Annie
Glad that the job at CVS is going well. Thanks for offering to mow the lawn. I can do it. Next summer though I'm going to do things differently.

Happy
Is it vacation time already?

Laura
Did you get the results back from your xray?

Michelle
Is it fair time already? Good for you in setting some goals.

To all the rest
A big :wave:

My morning ihas slipped by me. Mainly because I slept till 8.44 a.m. this morning. I took the xanax last night and with in a couple of hours I was ready for sleep. I slept to hard though and woke a bit groggy. I will take another one tonight.

The girls came to mow yesterday and found some things in the drainage ditch in my back yard. I need to call to find out who is in charge of this. Looks llike some little boys has mad themselves a club house. There were three chairs, coke cans etc in the ditch.

diyana
08-07-2009, 12:27 PM
Annie - I'm so glad you like the job at CVS! It really helps when you work with great people. I think the men and women at my WW at work meeting would object to me weighing naked with all the bumps, lumps and rolls I have now. Good luck with your workday tomorrow. At least you'll have time in the morning and on Sunday to enjoy your lovely weather. 95 is too warm for me....but I've got a lot more insulation than you. :lol: Glad to hear your mom is doing better. That sucks that she can't get in to see the specialist until the end of the month. Had to laugh at what you said about the cuke!

Ceejay - When I drive my mower down to Happy's in Memphis, I'll swing by and cut your grass too. I love mowing the lawn...using a push mower or a rider. I don't like to edge/weed whack though. That sucks about someone setting up camp in your drainage ditch. :club:

annie175
08-07-2009, 02:32 PM
Ceejay...we always say you can cut your grass but you may NOT hoe mow your grass...ba haha and I love how you took a zannie last night and woke up groggy and by golly you are taking another one tonight. That is funny.

Chelle...I like the weather the hotter the better....I am mostly cold so when everyone else is roasting I am just right...Sat and Sun morns will be cleaning the house and cutting the grass. No rest for the weary.

I went at lunch to find a pair of pants for CVS work cause my dress pants are longs so I can wear my heals. Wearing tennis shoes at CVS makes them drag the floor. Well how depressing that was. Size 6 was a bit too tight, size 8 was too big, and 7 juniors ate my crotch, therefore I didn't get any. Kind of like the 3 bears and porridge. It all sucked. Guess my pants will just have to drag the floor till I can find some average length ones to wear with tennis shoes. Average length will still be a bit on the short side, not flooding, but short sided.

Enough babbling. Have a great weekend.

diyana
08-07-2009, 02:46 PM
OMG, Annie, you got me started laughing with the hoe mow! Then you nearly made me :rofl: with the juniors size 7 eating your crotch! Too funny! I'm short so my pants often drag little because I always wear flats (can't stand heels), but I do not hem. Too lazy. You're nearly always cold, and I'm almost always too warm. Give me nice 70-80 degree days and I'm a happy camper! :dance:

diyana
08-07-2009, 03:56 PM
Nearly done with work for the week! :woohoo: I have to leave in about 20 minutes for PT (my last PT session until my back flares up again - which I hope won't be for a LONG time). I went for a good brisk walk at lunch and hope that I can do some core strength training (and maybe upper body) at PT. I did strength training last night, but it was abs (which can be done every day) and lower body. If I get a good workout at PT, then I'll skip the gym tonight. We're supposed to have bad t-storms and the doggies would probably prefer it if I were home with them.

I gotta tell ya' ladies...it's really weird...while I do occasionally get cravings for sweets or high fat foods...I'm really feeling SO good eating lots of veggies and fruits and staying within my points and exercising...I don't really feel deprived at all. In fact, today I had a BIG salad at lunch and was munching on raw broccoli that I had in it and thinking "this is SO good". And I'm not even a big broccoli fan. I'll eat it because it's so nutritious, but it's not my fave veg (that would be tomatoes, carrots and cukes). Point is, I'm really loving this! I hope I keep this feeling - this love of healthy portion-controlled eating and exercise - for a LONG time.

1day@atime
08-08-2009, 12:08 AM
Hello Ladies,

Good NEWS.... I got the job. They made the offer a week ago thursday, got the paperwork friday, fax, fedex on Monday. Went for drug test monday and on thursday they called and said my clearance/background/drug test were completed and i passed. :carrot::carrot: Such a relief..

Ceejay - hope your enjoying your long weekend.

Annie - I'm glad the CVS job is working out. Hey i think this economic turn has effectived everybody.

Mitchellez - Good for you on eating healthy. Yes, we need to remind ourselves that this is fuel that feeds our body. The other stuff, is like putting bad gas in our system.

Happy - I hope your enjoying your weekend.

Mel - I'm glad your help was able to help you out today. I hope you get some rest.

Shad - wish you were closer to come look at desk computer... It's old, so I'm sure that the main problem.

Hello to everyone:wave:

Shad
08-08-2009, 04:08 AM
Will some one remind me the next time I think about tiling the loo, that the body is no longer capable of doing a forward dive with a double twist !!!!

MELODY525
08-08-2009, 09:36 AM
:yikes: OMG SHAD WHAT DID YOU DO??? WHILE I WAS SLEEPING YOU TRIED TO BREAK YOUR NECK IN THE LOO??? I HOPE YOU WILL FEEL BETTER AND LET US KNOW WHAT HAPPENED SOON. :hug: WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT I WENT TO BED LAUGHING AND SLEPT LIKE A LOG. WOKE UP THIS MORNING RARING AND READY TO GO!!! ALREADY HAD 2 TENANTS AT THE DOOR....SO GOOD THING YOU PUT MY LIFE BACK IN ORDER LAST NIGHT!! :rofl:

I WILL HAVE TO COME BACK...MY EYE IS TEARING TOO MUCH TO SEE. MUST HAVE BEEN THE LADY'S PERFUMED APARTMENT. I HAD TO FIX A GFI SWITCH IN THE KITCHEN. BEE BACK IN A BIT. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

Shad
08-08-2009, 09:49 AM
Nope, didn't slip or fall. It's just that to put a tile on the bottom of the wall close to the back of the loo, one has to do a forward half pike with 2 forward somersalts and a twist to the left. Like I said, the body doesn't have the contortionist levels to be able to do this any more. I've advised the DS2 to shoot himself if he has anymore of these bright ideas. His reply was that he is debating whether to employ me to tile the loo in his new house!!!

Just to explain that one, the DS2 has bought his second investment house this week. We call him the Crestmead Landlord or the Property Tycoon, depending on how much we feel like saluting.

MELODY525
08-08-2009, 11:04 AM
SHAD~ I WISH DS2 WAS MY LANDLORD!! I WOULD SALUTE ALL DAY IF IT MEANT GETTING OUT OF HERE! :rofl: ;rofl: GOOD LUCK TO HIM. GOOD NEWS THAT YOU WERE JUST TWISTED UP LIKE A PRETZEL AND NOT FALLING!! CHARGE HIM DOUBLE IF YOU DO HIS LOO!!! I AM STILL LAUGHING ABOUT LAST NIGHT. IT WAS DEFINITELY GOOD THERAPY FOR ALL. :hug:
NOW GO TO BED!!

HAPPY~ HOPE THE YURT TRIP AND ALL THE SIGHTS ARE WONDERFUL. HAVE A GREAT TIME AND I HOPE YOU HAVE NO LEG CRAMPS!! SORRY TO HEAR THE SWALLOWTIL IS AMONGST THE MISSING. HOPE HE ENDED UP SOMEWHERE SAFE!

MICHELLE~ I WAS BRAGGING ABOUT YOU TO A FRIEND WITH YOUR WW WEIGHTLOSS. SHE IS THINKING OF REJOINING ONLINE AGAIN. HAVE FUN AT THE FAIR. I LOVED THAT MOVIE.."STATE FAIR". YOU JUST REMINDED ME OF THAT. GLAD THE SENIORS MADE YOU LAUGH...JEN AND I ALWAYS SAY YOU COME INTO THIS WORLD FAILRY BALD, DROOLING, NO TEATH AND WEARING DIAPERS AND THAT'S EXACTLY HOW YOU LEAVE.:rofl: YOU HAVE SOME GOOD PLANS IN PLACE FOR THE POINTS ETC. GOOD FOR YOU!! YOUR POST WAS REFRESHING TO READ ABOUT EATING VEGGIES AND FEELING HEALTHY. THANKS FOR POSTING THAT. I NEED REMINDERS FROM TIME TO TIME. CONGRATS ALSO FOR THE LAST PT VISIT!! :encore:

ANNIE~ NOW YOU TELL US WE CAN'T HOE MOW THE LAWNS!! JUST WHEN I WAS GETTING USED TO IT! :rofl: :rofl: SORRY THE PANTS ATE YOUR CROTCH...WAS IT A MALE PAIR??? :lol3: :lol3: HOW ABOUT CAPRIS FOR THE SUMMER AND THEN BUY SOME CHEAP PANTS AND HEM THEM!! HOPE YOU GET SOME DOWN TIME FOR ANNIE TOO!

CEEJAY~ DID YOU GET RID OF THE KIDDIE CLUBHOUSE?? I AM GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD SLEEP. BE CAREFUL DRIVING TO WORK WHEN GROGGY:hug:
PATRTY :cheer: :cheer2: :cheer3: CONGRATULATIONS NON THE JOB!!! YAY!!! GOOD FOR YOU AND I WAS SO HAPPY TO HEAR GOOD NEWS!! HOPE YOU LOVE IT! I AM DOING THE HAPPY DANCE FOR YOU :dance: :broc: :cb: :carrot:

I AM GOING OUTSIDE FOR A COOL RIDE TO THE BACKYARD. THE WEATHER IS SOOO LOVELY IN THE MORNINGS NOW. FEELS LIKE FALL ALREADY. NOTHING PLANNED FOR THE WEEKEND EXCEPT SOME REST AND MOVIES. RICHIE HAS NO WORK ALL NEXT WEEK. I TOLD HIM TO LOOK ON THE BRIGHTSIDE....HE CAN SPEND TIME WITH JEN AND HIS KIDS. THE KIDS ARE LEAVING ON THE 19TH. SO IN THE END IT ALL WORKS OUT. SMILES ON EVERYONE'S FACES.
HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:

MELODY525
08-08-2009, 11:10 AM
I FORGOT TO SAY SOMETHING:
I WAS PART OF A SMALL TEAM (WE WERE ONLY 4) ON ANOTHER WEBSITE. THEY WERE ORIGINALLY FROM 3FC. NOW THAT I AM CUTTING BACK ON COMPUTER TIME AND NOT POSTING ON WEEKENDS(EXCEPT THIS ONE...LOL) I INVITED THEM TO BACK HERE WITH ME. WE WILL SEE IF ANYONE COMES:wave:

Laura705
08-08-2009, 11:12 AM
Annie - Glad you're enjoying the work at CVS. Maybe the weather this weekend will be icky and you won't mind being inside..

Ceejay - I'd definitely be of a mind to find another mowing service. The nerve of asking for pay in advance. Must be some big drainage ditch to have a clubhouse!

Happy - Finally checked out the Stone Wind site. That looks like a wonderful setting! Enjoy yourself and take lots of photos!!

Mel - So nice you have Willie to help you out when you're out and about. Re Trader Joe's - I like the garlic naan. Mmmm. Hope the tearing is gone.

Michelle - Congrats on the weight loss. And I'm glad you're enjoying the healthy food. I definitely start to feel deprived w/o my sweets and junky snacks. I try to keep it out of the house.

Shad - Yeh, contortions are needed to reach the elusive spot behind the toilet. You're an experienced DIYer, but for me, the bright part of that hidden spot is that I might not be able to easily see any of my goof-ups!

Sorry I didn't report sooner - the x-ray was clear, and I haven't been thinking about my lungs or breathing all week - feeling completely better. :) I'll bring this up to the allergist regardless when I have my annual later this year.

No more dog walks, but I'll shoot for a couple this weekend. I got a short strength workout at the gym on Thursday. I told bf I was going to the gym, but first I stopped off to buy his b-day gift and then headed to the gym afterwards. Only did 25 min at the gym, but it was better than nothing.
Yesterday was bf's b-day and we went to dinner. More rain today, and icky humidity as well. I'm feeling lazy, but I should go do a workout in the basement. Having a few friends over tonight for bf's bday. Maybe tomorrow we'll get over to bf's sister's pool. I'm taking Monday off work - I just need a day off!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

1day@atime
08-08-2009, 11:27 AM
Hello Ladies,

Mel - Thank you. Remember i'm a contractor and the job is being brought back inhouse, so i have been doing it for a while. Now just a little more stability (i hope)... Have a good weekend.

Laura - Hello to you. I've been MIA for about a week. I'm from Texas...My fur baby is my kid. Single/home owner... Welcome to our group...

Shad - hope your not sore tomorrow.

happy2bme
08-08-2009, 01:08 PM
Good morning ladies,

Just popping my head in here taking a break from list making. Sometimes taking a vacation is a LOT of work. So far things are in control - looks like the best night for the peak of the meteor shower will be rainy but it will be dry the rest of the week so perhaps we'll get lucky Wednesday. I am really looking forward to this.

Patty - I'm so glad you got the job! I'll bet that's a big relief off of your mind. Especially when you're the only one you can count on.

Laura - HB to the BF. :hb: Hope you have a nice long weekend. Doesn't it just make you feel soooo good to have a day off of work :D Enjoy. Glad to hear your lungs/chest have cleared up. Every once in a while my chest hurts/feels heavy - I think there is schmutz in the air because it comes and goes almost without notice.

Mel - hope your friends try us out. We don't bite :lol: Did you enjoy your morning out? I love it when the mornings are refreshing - not too hot or cool - it's a bit sad because it's a reminder that fall is around the corner. But you can really enjoy them - especially if it's early and nice and quiet too. Jen's analogy about babies to oldies is pretty funny - especially because it's true. You forgot the part about stubborn and tempermental! I hope Ritchie and Jen can enjoy their week together with the family. Now go rest your eyes.

Shad - loved your half twist pike description :rofl: Don't forget the boob squish and you lean into the seat top and contort yourself. I feel the same way about cleaning back there :lol: So DS2 is the land baron? I guess if you time it right, it can be a good investment. Many people down here and I mean MANY have summer homes or rentals. When I talked about cilantro being hard to grow, I meant just as you were describing - I planted the stuff and 2 weeks later it was starting to go to seed already. What the heck with that? How did you stop it from going to seed? It wasn't worth planting in my opinion. Bad enough the dill goes fast. And if it reseeds itself, I guess we'll be having dill and coriander growing in DH's flower garden next season :lol:

Michelle - thanks for the tip on the Oroweat rounds - I like their breads and have to check those out. That's the 3rd time I've heard about them in as many days - must be an omen! I agree with you about the foods. I still THINK I want certain things but if I do eat them, they are never as good as I thought and I'm starting to pay more attention to the fact that they either make me feel sick or I feel so tired from the blood sugar drop. With all these things in your face, WHY do we fight so very hard to stay on plan? Looks like by your signature you are making great progress on "de-pantsing yourself :rofl: WTGG!!!

Annie - glad to hear you are having fun at CVS. If you have to work a second job (or even a first) it's better if you can have some fun at it! Bummer on the pants fitting - you can never find them when you need them. Now if you had only 59 cents to your name until next month, you know you would find a slew in your size at bargain prices. :( I don't know if it's just me, but it seems that I have to try every single pair of pants on because they all fit differently - like shoes. What's with that?

Ceejay - that's sort of sad that there's no trees around to make a clubhouse and the boys had to resort to a ditch. At least they are good for tornado season - ok, so that was a BAD joke. :o I think you need to find them a refrigerator shipping box and relocate them :lol:

Ok, I have a ton of things to do so I'd better get off this computer and get busy.

Anyone use a portable GPS for maps and stuff? If so, which and how do you like it?

Shad
08-08-2009, 06:46 PM
Mel - hope your friends try us out. We don't bite :lol:

Not sure about this statement at all. Sometimes we give people a 'gentle' roasting and then nibble around the edges to see if the point got thru. You and I have both done that Happy. More than once.
Anyway, have a wonderful time away. Maybe I should just pop on over and ensure the weather stays fine and mild for your heavenly viewing.

Patty - great work on getting the job. You will be feeling great relief now. I'll pop in and take a look at the computer on my way through to see Happy's meteor shower. I might need a glass of wine by then. The nephews computer appears to have had some sort of a hiccup. It may be that the network card is no longer working according to my guru. In fact he thinks that is more likely than the age and space and the fact that the internet disappeared without warning. So I need to report back to the family soon. I may get Robbie to go look at it and give it a going over. Only thing is that I will get embarrassed if it turns out to be full of dust like mine was! :blush:

Annie - I hope you got some rest between jobs. You will be very tired if you don't. What will the 'boy' be doing without his home cooked dinners - I ask.

Michelle - hope you have a good time at the fair. We used to enjoy them as kids. The Queensland Ekka is on at the moment. It's more or less the State Fair - Ekka is Australian for exhibition - I haven't been for years. But I'm not good at side show alley, and I get very tired of the crowds, however I do like the dog shows and the horses (along with the other animals) and the baking and craft. Some very talented people out there.

Laura - what makes you think that some of my goof ups are not on show there as well? I can make some great goof ups. Mind you if you make them down the back wall of the loo room, then you don't get to see them all the time when you are 'visiting' and anyway a good grout takes care of a lot of problems - as long as the grout is the same or a similar colour to the tiles. I can't imagine how bad it would look with white tiles and black grout. The walls in there are not straight and it takes a fair amount of jiggling to get some of the tiles even remotely fitting and aligned.

Ceejay - what the heck? Payment up front? Give it a rest. Can't blame you for changing the mower people.

Okay - time to get out there and enjoy the day. I'm off for a walk/jog and then back to the loo although today will see the end of this part of the tiling. There is still more to do, but true to form I can't find the trim I wanted at a reasonable price. Heck the one I had set my heart on had a price tag dearer than the complete cost of all the other wall tiles. I'm sooooooo good at picking the very best and most expensive.

After cleaning that lot up, I'm about to start on the painting and trim. Then start on the grout. A couple of hours in the garden should soothe the savaged muscles and knees and a friend of mine from Melbourne has come to town for a couple of days so I need to touch base and see where she wants to go or do. She tells me she has come off the project from ****. I laughed.

Then of course there is always the family - and I need to get in touch with some friends. I guess tomorrow I will have to get serious about job hunting but that is tomorrow and the longer I put it off the better I will feel about it.

Have a great day/ night.

MELODY525
08-08-2009, 07:11 PM
:chicken:MORE CHICKEN RECIPES :chicken:

http://www.purelyallnatural.com/wholesome-recipes/index.html

I JUST HAD 1/2 OF A TRADER JOE'S CHICKEN PARMESAN BREAST. 1/2 CUP OF PASTA. 1 CUP OF MIXED STEAMED VEGGIES AND I AM STUFFED!
THEN I TOOK ALL THE REST AND MADE MY OWN TV DINNERS IN SOME DIVIDER CONTAINERS I FOUND IN THE SUPERMARKET. DINNER IS GOOD TO GO FOR ANOTHER 3 MEALS :yum: I AM LOVING THESE CONTAINERS.

LAURA~ WOW I AM SO GLAD THE XRAY WAS CLEAR. THAT IS GREAT NEWS. :hug: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BF :gift: AND HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT TIME TONITE.

PATTY~ STABILITY IS A GOOD THING :dance: THEN YOU CAN FEEL SECURE AND CONCENTRATE ON YOU :hug:

HAPPY~ THE KIDS ALWAYS TEASE ME THAT I NEED A GPS INCASE I GET LOST :rofl: HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOU TWO. I AM GETTING EXCITED FOR YOUR VACATION...YOU'D THINK I WAS GOING TO TAG ALONG!! :scooter: I HOPE THE FRIENDS POST TOO. I WILL MISS THEM IF THEY DON'T. I AM CONSIDERING HANDCUFFS!!

SHAD~ I AM NOT SURE I CAN THINK OF ANYTHING I FORGOT TO SAY LAST NIGHT! :rofl: :rofl: GET THE EXPENSIVE TILE TRIM AND YOU WILL BE IN HEAVEN ALL THE DAYS OF RETIREMENT!! :dance: HAVE FUN WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY...YOU DESERVE SOME PAMPERING. YOU AND THE FRIEND CAN HAVE A CONTEST ABOUT THE BIGGEST JOB FROM H E L L....BUT I BET YOU WILL WIN!!!

happy2bme
08-08-2009, 11:18 PM
Mel - you should be happy. DH for some unknown reason is trying to learn Silent Night on the guitar. And yes, I know the song was created for a guitar. It's 92 degrees out. And he keeps repeating the same 6 notes as he tries to learn it.

Now I know how Shad feels when you post your Christmas ticker. :rofl:

Shad
08-08-2009, 11:57 PM
Oh gawd. I had to stop her from talking about Christmas on the phone too. I'm not coming over with that in the air. Doesn't that song only have about 6 notes in it?

happy2bme
08-09-2009, 10:20 AM
Duck Shad, I see her light on and she's about to :rollpin: the both of us! :lol:

MELODY525
08-09-2009, 10:21 AM
http://christmas-clipart.net/victorian/pics/glimpse.jpg

ALL I CAN SAY IS.................

It's the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer"
It's the most wonderful time of the year
It's the hap-happiest season of all
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
When friends come to call
It's the hap- happiest season of all

There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long ago

It's the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When love ones are near
It's the most wonderful time of the year

There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long ago

It's the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When love ones are near
It's the most wonderful time
Yes, It's the most wonderful time
Oh, It's the most wonderful time
It's the most wonderful time of the year:hohoho:

137 sleeps, 15 hours, 31 minutes & 34 seconds

MELODY525
08-09-2009, 10:22 AM
:wave: HELLO MY JINGLE BELL SOUTHERN SISTER :wave: I LOVE YOUR HUBBY!!!! STRUM AWAY MR. HAPPY!!!

happy2bme
08-09-2009, 10:32 AM
I guess it's pretty quiet here on the weekends. I spent ALL day in front of the computer yesterday - mostly doing lots and lots of sifting through the internet to find things to see or do while on vacation. I'm not really a hiker. There was one spot that was supposed to be very picturesque (sp?) for sunsets. Except I read that you have to hike this narrow rim with a straight drop down the bluffs to get there. There is even a warning sign - 6 people have fallen to their death. Do you even THINK for a MOMENT that I would even consider this. The answer is a resounding :no: :no: :no: :no: :no: and :snooty: I will get literally paralyzed with fear. Don't like up high out in the wide open. DH on the other hand, not afraid to stand at the edge of the slippery observation point at the Grand Canyon, though this would be a GREAT place to check out. So he jumped on the computer and found that you can drive up to an observation point. We shall see.

I spent an inordinate amount of time to get very little info. 90 percent of what I found was either out of date, not something we'd be interested in or nothing much to see. We are going to 2 parks but will not be doing any spelunking (caving). There was a nice 3 hour train tour but it only runs on the weekend and we'll be out of there by then. I still haven't found much to do on the second leg of our trip but maybe we'll just drive around the lake and the river and take it easy.

I have my other lists complete and now it's just a matter of tackling the to-dos, getting some groceries and packing it all up.

Hope you are all having a good Sunday - stay cool, I think we got another burst of summer heat (finally) and I have no time to enjoy the pool.

happy2bme
08-09-2009, 10:36 AM
:rofl: Mel

One of my favorite commercials is for an office supply store where the dad is dancing down the aisles to that song, smiling and putting things in his basket / buggy. He is trailed by 2 very pouty looking kids. It's a classic! He is singing It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (because it's time for them to go back to school). One of the few things a parent gets to nyah nyah their kids about :lol:

MELODY525
08-09-2009, 10:45 AM
SORRY....WE HAD A FLASE MEDICAL ALARM AND THE COPS WERE SENT HERE. POOR GUY.

THE AD ON TV WOULD CRACK ME UP! I LOVE THAT OLD ANDY WILLIAN'S SONG ANYWAY AND WHEN I READ YOUR POST ABOUT THE HUBBY...I BEGAN SINGING THAT SONG IN MY HEAD! :rofl:
SOME DRIVING AROUND BY THE LAKE AND MAYBE A PICNIC?? SOUNDS GOOD TO ME.,.....HUBBY CAN PRACTICE SILENT NIGHT WITH MOTHER NATURE SURROUNDING HIM. MAYBE ALL THE CHIPMUNKS, SQUIRRELS AND BIRDS WILL ALL COME TO LISTEN!

OK WORLDLIES...I AM OFF TO HAVE BREAKFAST AND GET THIS DAY BEGUN!

1day@atime
08-09-2009, 02:00 PM
Hello Ladies,

We'll I"m like Mel... I just love the holiday songs...I probably have one or two in my vehicle and I still have my Happy Holidays Banner on my side walll at work.

Happy - where are you headed for vacation?

oops... someone is knocking at door... need to run

MELODY525
08-09-2009, 04:30 PM
:rudolph: HAPPY HOLIDAYS PATTY :wreath:
I STILL HAVE A FEW CHRISTMAS THINGS IN THE KITCHEN! I WANTED ONE ROOM TO STILL BE DECORATED :rofl:

ceejay52
08-09-2009, 05:21 PM
Patty
:dance: I'm glad that you have your job.

Mel
I thought of Andy Williams when you sang his Christmas song. Your firiends are always welcome.

Laura
The drainage ditch behind the house is around 6 foot deep and about that wide. I really hated to do this but I called the supervisor of the street and sanitation department to come and recommend what should be done. I was concerned that it might stop up the ditch when/if we had flash floods again.

Happy
I don't blame you for hiking down that steep slope. I barely made on the trail at the Grand Canyon. I did not budge when people were returning either. I hugged the rock.

Annie
Don't work to hard.

Shad
Are you still enjoying your time off? I wish you were here to show me how to tile.

Michelle
I wish I had your will power to stick to my plan. I'm honestly going to give it 50% this week and gradually get back to the swing of things.

I did lose 1 pound this week. Got on the scale this morning and it read 191.6 then I check it again and it read 193.6 but I'm happy with either one. At least the scale is going downward. and my nerves are not on edge, the xanax is working. Thank you also for agreeing with me on how to handle the "mowing service". I talked to my uncle and he told me the same thing. My aunt siad just do it.

MELODY525
08-10-2009, 08:52 AM
JEANETTE~ GLAD THE XANAX IS WORKING AND YOU FEEL BETTER. :cheer3: HOORAY ON THE SCALE MOVING TOO. YOU WILL BE MUCH HAPPIER TAKING CARE OF THAT MOWONG BUSINESS TOO. STAY STRONG! DON'T YOU JUST LOVE ANDY WILLIAMS. REMEMBER THE OLD TV SHOWS?


:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS OF THE WORLD. I HAD A GOOD WEEKEND. MOVED SOME JUNK AROUND. GOT RID OF MORE JUNK. HAD SOME FALSE MEDICAL ALARMS AND DOOR INTERRUPTIONS BUT I ALSO GOT MY STUFF FINISHED. THE BEDROOM IS LESS CLUTTERED. I EVEN SORTED THRU MY MAKE-UP AND GOT RID OF THE OLD STUFF...SEE SHAD...I PAY ATTENTION!! :rofl:
I AM OFF TO FINISH THE BATHROOM TODAY. CLEANED IT YESTERDAY BUT I WANT TO SORT OUT THE "SUPPLIES CABINET" AND TAKE NOTE OF WHAT I NEED.
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY :moped:

annie175
08-10-2009, 09:42 AM
Happy Monday Morning...yes happy to return to my day job. Need to rest the feet. Two 8 hours shifts on the feet a little rough, not too bad actually. When I weighed 306 and worked at Kohl's the feet just killed me. I guess it is all about the weight, no matter what body part is involved.

Patty...congrats on the job, a sigh of relief...

Shad...OMG..I couldn't do gymnastics when I was a kid, much less now. I think we must be pencil thin, no boobies, no shape to do what you did in the loo. Poor T, my foot, if you recall, he missed taking out the trash last week...lol. We still see each other the same amount of time, just on different days. I still cook for the little spoiled brat too!

MEL...girl take care of the eyes. My brother says any woman that wears perfume that you can smell within a few feet is trying to cover up rotten crotchen smell. lol Thanks for the chicken reciped website. I love cruising recipe sites. Haven't check to see if they will let us access it from here yet. We cannot access allrecipes.com from here. Like what are we going to do with that, make a poisonness recipe and serve our co-workers? Shad do not do this!! Hush yo mouth about Christmas...we just put out Thanksgiving season stuff at CVS yesterday. It is not working, it does NOT put me in the mood. All I see with the holidays is money I don't have to spend on others.

Laura...glad the x-ray came back clear. You are not too awful far from me. We had the same yucky weather all weekend.

Happy...vacations are not cracked up to what we think they should be. Getting back to work to rest usually. I know the commerical which you speak. I absolutely love it also. It made me kind of sad when all the parents/kids came through the line at CVS yesterday buying school stuff, I think I was getting depressed for the kids. LOL. Not to mention the dang school busses we have to follow behind going to work. The kids start today here.

Ceejay...congrats on the one pound down, beats the H out of going the other way.

Chelle...hope you enjoyed your weekend, oh joyous exercise queen.

Let's see, work tonight at CVS, then off til Thursday. Saturday T and I are supposed to go on a bike ride to Brown County, Indiana. Ya'll google brown county Indiana, it's a neat place. Would be a great place for Shad to take pictures. Have to work on Sunday, 8/16, as I asked for the following weekend off to go to St. Louis for the bachlorette party. BFF ordered a Limo to drive us around all night. I am excited about that.

DS's BD is August 19, he will be 21. We haven't decided what we are going for him yet. My little baby boy will be 21, I feel ancient. Yikes.

Not much else going on, Oh, I got a card from my auto insurance saying "I have been forgiven" for the accident last month. Meaning my insurance will NOT go up in cost this time for it. Weeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaa.

Have a marvelous Monday all.

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
08-10-2009, 10:50 AM
Queestion....What does "OT" in the subject line of a new thread mean? I am a duh.

diyana
08-10-2009, 01:01 PM
Happy Monday ladies -

I'm fighting a little bit of a headache today...can't tell yet if it's sinus or migraine...but I knocked back an Aleve and a couple Excedrin Migraine. Hopefully that will do the trick. Super crazy busy morning, but hopefully things at work will get a bit more sane soon.

It was a hot and muggy weekend for the Milwaukee area. Saturday morning was warm and rainy, and Sunday was dang hot and super muggy. DH and I went to the fair on Saturday afternoon/evening and had a great time seeing/petting the animals. The Budweiser Clydesdales were there...and even though we're Miller fans through and through, those Clydesdales are beautiful, magnificent animals. They even had the dalmatian there! Such a cutie! I tried to make healthy food selections...hamburger (no fries or chips), corn on the cob, and a garlic dill pickle. Mmmm. I didn't even miss not having a cream puff, brownie or the new taste at the fair - chocolate covered bacon on a stick. Wisconsin State Fair is famous for putting just about any kind of food on a stick and deep frying it. Not sure if the bacon was deep fried or not. I wasn't even tempted to try it because as much as I like chocolate and bacon...the two together? No way. One of the best parts of the fair was that I was able to walk for hours! :woohoo: Remember how when my back was bothering me, my goal was to be able to walk around State Fair without pain...well, I did it. I had a bit of soreness in my legs, calves and feet by the end of the night, but no back pain! Yay!

Since yesterday was so hot, DH and I spent most of the day indoors, although I did go to the gym in the morning...I figured it was better to work out in an a/c gym than get heat stroke walking outside. I have to admit, yesterday I was in a snacking frenzy...searching the house for pretzels or sweets or anything like that. I didn't want to have one of my FiberOne bars even though they are sweet...didn't want to have the points. I wanted snacks that I didn't have to count. I tried carrots, broccoli, grapes (even though those are 1 point). I finally gave up and had an early dinner. Managed to stay within my points though.

Patty - Congrats on getting the job! :bravo: :cp: :cp: :cp: That's wonderful news and I'm sure a great relief for you!

Shad - I hope your combination gymnastics/loo tiling didn't cause you any pain. Perhaps that should be a new Olympic event...it's certainly much more difficult than some of the events they currently have. Congrats on the DS2's purchase of a second inventment house. I'm not good in crowds either...which is a bit challenging at State Fair. But when I feel closed in...I just push my way through the crowd (without being rude about it) to the next open space where I wait for DH to catch up. We didn't spend a lot of time looking at the craft exhibits...but I plan to when we go next weekend. The nice part about our State Fair is that the animals are in one area and the midway (where the rides are) are in another. That way...if you want to see the animals, you don't have to fight the kids running and pushing as they go from ride to ride. The animals tend to have more relaxed visitors than the stressed out parents trying to keep up with their sugar-frenzied kids scurrying around all over the midway. As for your tile/trim, you do have expensive tastes don't you...but if you're going to put that much work into it, might as well get something wonderful, right? Hope you had a nice time with your friend.

Mel - Glad you had some nice weather and got to enjoy the outdoors. I hope our hot and muggy weather bypasses you. Thanks for the chicken recipes! BTW, it's August! No Christmas Carols, if you please. Christmas means snow and I'm SO not ready for that!! I'd rather have the heat and humidity than snow, thank you very much. Glad to hear the medical alarms were false alarms. Good for you for decluttering and getting meals together! :cp: :cp:

Happy - I hope you're having a wonderful vacay! And I'm sending you :goodvibes: for clear skies for at least the first half of this week. I'm de-pantsing myself? Too funny! I hope to get into the size 16s within the next week or two. I've got to get to the gym a lot this week to make sure I burn off the fair calories...even though I didn't do too bad for the fair, it was over points just a bit. And we're going again next weekend. I just love seeing the animals too much to only go once. You are so right about every pair of pants fitting differently. We use a Magellan GPS in our car and really, really like it!

Laura - So glad to hear the x-ray was clear and you're feeling better! I know how yucky chest issues are. Good for you for getting to the gym...25 min is definitely much better than nothing. Glad you had a nice weekend with bf. Did you get to the pool to find relief from the heat/humidity? I hope you're enjoying your day off today. We're having a cooler less humid day today...how about you?

Ceejay - Congrats on the weight loss! YGG! Mine is not so much about willpower. I just know that the cortisone shot in my back may only last 6 months or so...so I want to lose as much weight and get as fit as possible so that hopefully I won't need another one. I know my extra weight contributes to my back pain...so now that I have a break from the pain, I want to take off as much weight as I healthfully (is that a word?) can. I'm glad the xanax is working.

Annie - I didn't know you worked at Kohl's. What a coincidence. Did you work both Saturday and Sunday this weekend? I hope you had a little time for yourself. You put out T'giving stuff already? Can we pls enjoy the rest of August and Labor Day weekend before we think about autumn? Congrats on the insurance forgiveness! :woohoo: :dance: BTW, I do believe that "OT" in the subject line of a thread means "Off Topic".

Well, this post is very long, but I'm glad I'm caught up for now. :)

Much love and many hugs to all,

annie175
08-10-2009, 01:46 PM
Chelle...yes, I worked at Kohl's October of 05 till April 07. I went in as Christmas help, they asked me to stay, so I did. I worked the customer service desk. That was a nightmare. All the returns and nasty people. Talk about having to have a positive, pleasant attitude. Yikes. I only quit cause I bought a house too far away, plus I had major burn out, working two jobs.

happy2bme
08-10-2009, 01:49 PM
Hi ladies, I have had a COMPLETELY disruptive morning and I am sooooo off schedule with a ton of things to do. So no time to post personals, I've very sorry. We leave early tomorrow morning so I might not to get back on. They are supposed to have wireless internet at the yurt place, if we can connect in, I will post.

Thanks for all your good wishes for the weather. It looks like Tuesday night - the prime night for watching will be rainy but the other days look dry. Talk to you in a week - don't be too bad! :hug:

diyana
08-10-2009, 02:06 PM
Annie - I hope you enjoy both your current jobs and are free from burnout for quite awhile.

Happy - No worries about posting. Enjoy your vacay!

ceejay52
08-10-2009, 02:12 PM
Mel
I really feel better about much of the muck that's going on in my life right now. I just needed the blessing of my uncle to do what I have to do. Things are really falling into place also. Took the xanax last night and was in the bed by 8.30 p.m. I don't think I could have gone much longer with out passing out where ever I was. I'm in a mood to toss some of the things that I held back last year.

Michelle
It's been muggy down here also. We just gpt a flyer on the H1N1 virus and what to do and not do. One of those symptoms was a headache. My sister was complaining of a sore throat Sunday. Take care of yourself.

Annie
My immediate family has a lot of birthday's in August including 2 uncles and myself. My mom's birthday would have been on the 19th if she had been alive. Happy birthday to your son.

It depends on how much stamina I have left at the end of my 12 houe day to go to the gym tonight. I need to conserve what energy I have because I'm working the next ten days. L is on vacation.
I've even talked to some one about mowing my lawn. I told him the circumstances. He's going to check out the lawn and then quote me a price. It will include weed eating.
I did around 50% yesterday on the healthy way of doing things. Even rode the stamina bike for 15 minutes. By that time the xanax was taking hold. I slept for approximately 8.5 hours. I really needed the sleep. I'm working towards a routine that I can live with.

At first I thought we were on curtailment and a generator was running, come to find out it's the air conditioner. It's loud.

diyana
08-11-2009, 08:16 AM
Good morning ladies -

Yesterday, I went to the gym after work and did 45 minutes of cardio and 1/2 hour of strength training - it felt great! I'm trying to do some interval training when I do cardio...pick up the pace for short bursts of time. Yesterday, I pumped it up when the song "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath came up on my iPod. Definitely got the heart rate up! Today, I'll either go to the gym or walk the doggies (depending on the heat), and then do website work.

Ceejay - Thanks for your concern. It was just a headache...I get them when the barometric pressure gets wonky. And the pressure at work was pretty wonky yesterday too! :rofl: I just needed a good workout to clear out the cobwebs and a good adrenaline boost to release the stress! :) Working the next 10 days? Is that ten 12 hour days in a row?? :yikes: That's awful!! I hope you are taking care of yourself! Eat as well as you can and rest as much as possible. That workload would take a huge toll on anyone. Hang in there. :hug: BTW, it's so nice that you have so many uncles that can be the patriarchs of the family. I've got one aunt and uncle left - they live in San Diego, and I don't get to see them as much as I'd like.

A big :wave: and :hug: to all my wonderful worldly friends!

Love ya',

annie175
08-11-2009, 08:56 AM
Tuesday it is............

Good morning....hmmmmmm, I have a dental appt this morning for a cleaning, I know it will involve more as the filling on the back of my front bottom tooth came off a couple of months ago. Oh Yippee! Thank God for dental insurance.

Happy...hope all is going well for you now and much calmer than yesterday. Be safe.

Ceejay..glad to hear your life is smoothing out and going as you want it.

Chelle...you are the workout queen. Here's to another 2-3 lbs lost this week!!

Hello to everyone, making this short as I leave for dentist in a few. May check in later today.

Love and Hugs.

happy2bme
08-11-2009, 09:16 AM
Hi ladies,

Vacation here at last :dance: just a quick check here as I looked at the weather one more time. I have to finish packing and jump in the shower and we're off.

Have a good week everybody and I'll be thinking about you. :hug:

diyana
08-11-2009, 09:16 AM
Annie - I'll be thrilled if I lose another 2 or 3 lbs this week! I'll find out on Thursday. :) Good luck at the dentist!

Happy - Enjoy your vaca! Have fun and enjoy the Perseids!

annie175
08-11-2009, 12:00 PM
Happy.......ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY!!!!

Chelle...the dentist went ok.. Cleaning was fine and said my teeth were easy to clean as they were already nice and clean....on the bad side I am in need of 3 fillings. One that is a must; the other two are nice to have as they are fillings that are old and just breaking down a bit. Each will be about 88 bucks after deductible. Yikes....Might just put them on the need to get some time list. lol

MELODY525
08-11-2009, 01:46 PM
I Am On The Fly Right Now. Will Have To Come Back Later To Read. Doing Wash And The Bldg Seems To Have A Full Moon Firght Inside It Today!!! We Lost Another Tenant And The Wife Is Taking It Very Badly. After 21 Years, I Am Running Out Of Things To Say. Sigh.
Other Than That....the Day Is Going Well But Busy. See Ya Later.

annie175
08-11-2009, 02:39 PM
MEL...generic...they are in God's hands now...

MELODY525
08-11-2009, 04:18 PM
AMONGST ALL THE BS GOING ON TODAY I DID GET 2 LOADS OF WASH DONE AND THE SHEETS CHANGED. LOOKING FORWARD TO MY SHOWER AND JAMMIES. SO NOW I AM GOING TO WORK HARD AT DOING NOTHING FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. :beach: HAVE A GREAT NIGHT :cloud9:

ANNIE~ POOR SWEET TONY!! :rofl: HE PROBABLY IS SPOILED! :lol3: YOUR BROTHER IS RIGHT ABOUT THE PERUMED LADIES...THE MAINT BOSSMAN SAYS THE SAME THING :rofl: HOPE THE TOOTSIES GET A GOOD REST AT THE OTHER JOB! HOPE YOUR TRIP WITH T AND THE PARTY GOD WELL. HAVE FUN. LIFE IS TOO SHORT NOT TO! :encore:
PS.....I HATE THE DENTIST!! :cry:

MICHELLE~ THE FAIR SOUNDED GREAT. WE SAW THE CLYDESDALES IN ST LOUIS AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THEM MANY YEARS AGO. GLAD YOU GOT YOUR GOAL FILLED OF WALKING THE FAIR W/O BACK PAIN!!!!!! :dance: GOOD GOING KIDDO!! YOU HAVE CERTAINLY COME A LONG WAY ! CONGRATS! YOU ARE JUST THE LITTLE EXERCISE QUEEN AREN'T YOU? :queen:


HAPPY~ IF YOU DO GET ON I HOPE YOU AND DH HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME AND ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF THE TIME AWAY FROM WORK AND HOME. HAVE FUN :cheer3:

JEANETTE~ YOU SOUND SOOOO MUCH BETTER EVEN HERE ON 3FC. SOMETIMES IT'S SO GREAT WHEN EVERYTHING SEEMS TO FALL INTO PLACE HUH? I AM GLAD YOU ARE ENJOYING BEING AT PEACE. EVEN HAPPIER UNCLE GAVE YOU THE ADVICE TOO. :hug: YOU ARE ON A ROLL ALREADY THIS MONTH WITH HEALTHY LIVING. GOOD FOR YOU AND HOPE NTHE GUY GIVES YOU A GOOD PRICE. WHATEVER NIT IS...IT'S WORTH IT!! HOPE THE 10 WORK DAYS GO EASY FOR YOU TOO.

MELODY525
08-11-2009, 04:51 PM
MICHELLE....I JUST WENT TO GE MY ALEVE AND REMEMBERED I FORGOT TO SAY I HOPE YOUR HEAD FEELS BETTER TODAY. I HEAR YA ON THE BAROMETER. THAT'S MINE TODAY :dizzy:

ALSO WANTED TO WAVE A HAND AT SHADDIE :wave: I DON'T HINK I SAW A POST FROM YOU WHEN I READ. HOPE YOU ARE HAVING SOME FUN AND RELAXING TIME IN BETWEEN THE TILING ETC!! :hug:

diyana
08-11-2009, 05:03 PM
Almost time for me to head home, quick change of clothes and off to the gym. Then back home to eat, do website work, watch some TV and relax.

Mel - I hope you have a nice, relaxing and quiet evening with no more full moon madness.

Annie - I hope your day is going well. Are you working at CVS tonight or spending the evening with T ?

Love and hugs,

annie175
08-11-2009, 05:05 PM
MEL...You crack me up...poor sweet Tony..my fat a**. I am with you tonight, when I get home from work it is a shower, jammies, and bed. Like 7:30 or so, I am hitting it. T comes over tomorrow night, I am fixing him ham fried rice...the poor little abused thang. Haha

diyana
08-11-2009, 05:21 PM
Annie - Why the heck does EVERYTHING you talk about fixing for dinner (or whenever) make me :drool: ? Sheesh, lady, I wish I could hire you as a live in cook or something. How do you make your fried rice? Recipe please. Okay? I'm just gonna have to look for some low-fat, high fiber EASY yummy recipes on the internet and actually cook.

BTW, my tomatoes are just starting to ripen! Fresh tomatoes from the garden! Yummm!

Shad
08-11-2009, 07:01 PM
Mel - looking for me on the thread yesterday was a waste of your time. I wasn't there. I took a look early in the morning and then went over to the challenges and then thought maybe I just need some time for inspiration and from there the day got away on me. Explanations later.
Sorry to hear about the neighbour. Still it has to be expected in a building like yours. Keep chipper my friend.

Michelle - Glad to hear that the fair went well and that there was no back pain and you went to the gym. Exercise queen - :queen: you are.

Annie - you must be feeling a bit worn out. Hope you have a quiet week at work and a nice time went the boy comes over - at least you will be off your feet! :rofl:

Ceejay - that's a long shift you have pulled for the next 12 days or so. You need to be kind to yourself and look after the body now.

Happy - have a wonderful time away. Vacation time is too precious to not enjoy it. Hope the weather is good and you see the meteors or showers or whatever. Don't forget the telescope!!

The worst of the tiling is now out of the way. I have a short on the knees session today while I do the last corner and from then on it is all about standing and using the brain. It should be finished - even at my slow pace - by the end of this week. Then on to the next project and finish up a couple of other outstanding ones.
My wee lettuces are nearly big enough to eat now. I've picked some of the mint and parsley and I had strawberries, grapes and chocolate mint along with yoghurt for breakfast yesterday. And then onto the day.

First I had a couple of words with the recruiter man. Okay so we are reasonable work buddies, but that doesn't mean he can do whatever and get away with it. I might not want to work, but I HAVE to work and it will serve him right if I find work from a different source.
Then I went for a hearing test. It seems my hearing is much worse than I thought and it will necessitate a couple of hearing aids. Since I am not on a pension, I don't qualify for government help and to get something to do the job will be costing me around 6K. It has to be done, and the money is there but I didn't really want to spend it just yet. Apparently I was supposed to break down in tears and beat the breast and say I am not old enough for this and why me and all the other denials things - but that is not my style. I am old enough, I've never been a fashion plate (long story that one, but you can now get the wee things that fit behind the ear to match up with your glasses or your eyes or your hair colour etc.) But at 6K a pop, you'd need to be sure your glasses were going to stand the test of time I would have thought. Anyway, I could see that I surprised the audiologist because the only thing that upset me was the way that I could not pick up words in the softer and higher registers - and that means I haven't been listening to my girlfriends properly. Aaargh. Although I have to admit, I don't have a problem on the phone. :lol3:
After that I took my nephews computer down to my friendly guru and had a chat with him about the state of it. His recommendation is to chuck it out and buy a new one. We couldn't get the internet up, there is no disc space left, none of the recent microsoft updates have been done and there is no room to install the necessary There is also no active anti-virus - it probably got turned off because of space and because it interfered with games etc. Rob said that to fix it up, add more disc space and replace the internet card plus labour would cost nearly as much as buying a new desktop and the latest windows XP. So he gave me a quote for a couple of different options - the most expensive of which was less than $600 and I returned the box and quote back to the nephew. WHO DID NOT EVEN SAY THANKS FOR YOUR TROUBLE. It was all he could do to say hello before he got on his phone to his mates. I had a cuddle with the niecelet and went home steaming at the ears.

So today will be a bit of shopping, so gardening - watering and fertilising. It's cheap petrol day and half price car wash, so we will go down and do that. Then back to the tiling. It's a public holiday in Brisbane today for Peoples Day at the Ekka (State Fair) and DS2 has the day off. Don't know what he is up to, but I guess I should go find out. Don't want him starting some other project I need to finish off.

So I'd better go get some breakfast and get on with my day. Hope you enjoy yours. Don't forget to get some exercise during this day - no matter what form it takes.

ceejay52
08-11-2009, 07:43 PM
Shad
I told the boss that I was taking it easy these next few days. I've been there done that and he was nice about it and said I expect you too. I'm my own worse enemy at times. I have a hearing problem also but not yet enough for hearing aides. I had trouble talking to my sister Sunday while I was shopping. The back ground noise was bad. I told her why I kept saying "what did you say?"

Mel and Annie
I will probably join you in the pajama party tonight. I'm trying very hard to get to bed by 9 p.m. but it's really hard when the sun is still shining. I've put black hsades on the windows. It does help.

I'm curious about why the ambulance was down the street this morning. There is usually a traffic cop sitting there so I try to avoid that route. Hope it wasn't the annoying neighbors. I don't wish any sickness on any one.

ceejay52
08-11-2009, 07:49 PM
Michelle
I know what you mean by those barametric pressure headaches. I get them too.
Happy
have a fun and relzing vacation. Will see you when you get back.

diyana
08-12-2009, 08:42 AM
Happy Wednesday (aka Hump Day and Annie's Trash Day) -

I had a hectic day at work yesterday...but was able to get to the gym after work to release stress and recharge with endorphins! I did the elliptical instead of the recumbent stepper and it worked my quads in ways I'm not use to. I had a little twinge in my back driving home...but it didn't last long and I'm fine now. After the gym, I came home and was starving....so I popped in a Lean Cuisine and supplemented with LOTS of fresh veggies. Spent a little time on the computer and then relaxed and watched tv with DH. Today, I'm planning on walking with a friend during lunchtime, and after work, I'll either go to the gym or walk the doggies.

Shad - I'm glad the tiling is nearly done. Enjoy your lettuces...I picked the last of mine a few days ago and am still enjoying them. So sorry that the recruiter man is giving you trouble. Bummer about having to spend so much for hearing aids, but at least you'll hear better. Funny you mention getting your hearing tested. I've often thought about having mine tested, as I have trouble filtering out background noises when someone is speaking. It was so nice of you to take your nephew's computer to your guru. Sounds like your niecelet has much better manners than your nephew - even when she is spitting up on ya'. :rofl: You have "cheap petrol day"? Awesome!

Ceejay - I hope you had a relaxing evening. I was at the pj party too...in my jammies and relaxing by 7:45 last night. Have a good day at work...don't work too hard!

A big :wave: to Mel and Annie both of whom I'm sure will be checking in soon, and to Patty, Ruth, Laura and everyone else!

Love and hugs,

diyana
08-12-2009, 09:01 AM
Great Poem I stole from someone in the 100 lb club who stole from someone else. Don't know who the original author is.


When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your calories a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggle's, when loosing the grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!

MELODY525
08-12-2009, 09:15 AM
ANNIE ~ I AM SO GLAD THAT POOR SWEET THAN AIN'T GONNA STARVE TODAY. HAM FRIED RICE :hun: OUR FAV USED TO BE SPANISH RICE WITH DICED HAM. YUM!

MICHELLE~ STOP DROOLING. THINK OF THE SCALE. :rofl: WATI WAS JUST READING ABOUT HEALTHY CHOICE COMING OUT WITH SOME NEW DINNERS. THEY'RE PROBABLY TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH LEAN CUISINE. I LIKE LEAN'S CHOICES TOO. YOU JUST REMINDED ME I AM OUT OF THEM! WATCH THAT BACK!!! IT WAS TALKING TO YOU ON THE WAY HOME LAST NIGHT. :faint:

SHAD~ DAYS HAVE A HABIT OF GETTING AWAY FROM ME TOO. :crazy: I AM SO SURPRISED AT THE NEED FOR HEARING AIDS. YOU NEVER MISSED A BEAT ON THE PHONE BUT THEN EVERY OTHER WORD FROM ME IS FOOK....:lol3: :lol3: THE NEPHEW NEEDED HIS EARS BOXED :rollpin: HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY PEOPLE'S DAY. DO THE MAJORITY OF THE AUSSIES SPEND IT IN THE LOO LIKE YOU DID??? JUST WONDERING :rofl: ;rofl:

JEANETTE~ TAKE CARE OVER ALL THE WORK DAYS. I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH BACKGROUND NOISE TOO. GLAD YOU JOINED THE PAJAMA PARTY!!


:cofdate: A LOVELY SUNNY DAY IS BEGINNING. I AM DETERMINED THIS MONTH TO GET A GRIP ON THE WASH. CURTAINS AND QUILTS NEED SOME WASHING. WHEN THE PEOPLE MOVE INTO THE NEW BUILDIONG BEHIND ME, I WILL NEED TO GET THICKER CURTAINS FOR THE BEDROOM. GETTING UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO ANSWER ALARMS IN THE NUDE MIGHT FRIGHTEN SOME OF THEM. :rofl: :rofl: NOTHING NEW HERE. JUST LAUNDRY. SO I WILL BID YOU A GREAT DAY :moped:

MELODY525
08-12-2009, 09:17 AM
michelle....great poem. you snuck that in while i was typing!

diyana
08-12-2009, 09:38 AM
Mel - You are so right. I need to quit drooling and think of the scale. My back was gently reminding me that even though there's no pain...I still shouldn't do anything stupid. At least it wasn't yelling at me like it used to. I do like the new entrees by Smart Ones (the artisan pizzas and flatbreads are AWESOME) and Lean Cuisine (the quesadillas are phenomenol). I just bought a Healthy Choice Roasted Tomato chicken dinner but haven't tried it yet. Have fun doing laundry!

annie175
08-12-2009, 09:56 AM
Happy Trash Day....I mean Hump day....hehe

Well let me tell all ya'll sumpin. Calcium tabs constipate me.....however, I forgot to take it yesterday and this morning all H broke loose. I was 45 minutes in the bathroom and 45 minutes late to work. I do feel better now tho, like I got all the yuck out of my system....I think I could run around the block or something. I know, I know, TMI...lol, but MEL always appreciates my poo reports as she relates to them. LOL

Very excited....Garden news....Two ripe tomatos, a cucumber, tons of jalapenos, banana peppers, lettuce and spinach all harvested from the garden last night.....My tomatos are now starting to turn on a regular basis, soon I will have overload.

Slow day at work today, good thing as I am not in the mood. Probably will show up here several times today unless something comes at me with urgency.

MEL...Poor T starve...that will be the day. I won't mention that I am making him PB cookies for dessert cause food ideas get to Chelle..haha Got all my veggies chopped and rice cooked as cold rice makes for better fried rice/stir fries, last night so tonight I just have to get em goin'

Chelle...look at the bright side of the twinge of back pain.....at least it went away as before it did not. Yeah...V I C T O R Y...I like the poem, but I must say a good swift kick in the arse works better for me.

Ceejay...I hear you and Chelle about the barametric headaches. I usually have one for about a day before I realize what the H is causing it. On goes the air conditioner at home and a good nights sleep gets me back on the headache free path.

Shad....if you are getting hearing aides, you might want to match your glasses rather than your hair, cause we all know that a woman's hair color changes all the time. lol Men, they think they control us, good for you on the recruiter situation, you go girl, get the work where you can...and I know all about the "don't want to work but must" stuff.

Happy...hope you are enjoying the vaca. Have fun!

Laura...hope life is good for you today.

Patty...Hidee ho to you sista.

Hey to anyone I might of missed.

Love and hugs,

diyana
08-12-2009, 10:14 AM
Annie - Your garden fresh veggies sound wonderful, as does dinner and dessert tonight. I hope you have a great (and quiet) day at work today. :)

annie175
08-12-2009, 10:59 AM
Ham Fried Rice...

Green pepper-chopped
Onion or green onions-chopped
Mushrooms-chopped
Carrotts-chopped
Clove Garlic-chopped or minced
Frozen peas
White/Brown or any rice you wish
Desired amount of ham- Chopped
Two eggs
Soy Sauce
Olive Oil

(I do not use amounts, I just put as much as I like of ingreds)

Cook rice prior then refrigerate. Cold rice makes for better fried rice as it tends to separate and not be mushy.

Cook up some ham...I used some I had frozen from a pitch in.

Scramble two eggs-chop up.

Tiny bit of olive oil in large fry pan or wok...saute' green peppers, onions and carrotts till half done then add mushrooms and garlic, throw in frozen peas. (You can add any veggies you want) (I also sauted a banana pepper and jalapeno as I had them from the garden)

Add olive oil as needed. If you cover with lid while saute-ing, you probably won't have to add olive oil.

Once everything is sauteed....add rice, ham, scrambled eggs and desired amount of soy sauce, careful as soy sauce is salty. You could actually throw in some butter if you want to, but it is not diet friendly. Let cook till juices are mostly absorbed. (Hence fried rice)

That should do it. Eat'em up!!

diyana
08-12-2009, 11:07 AM
Yummmm, thanks for the recipe, Annie!

MELODY525
08-12-2009, 06:29 PM
ANNIE~ THANKS FOR THE RECIPE. I HAVE EVERYTHING BUT THE HAM. I AM THINKING OF BUYING A HAM STEAK AND MAKING THIS WHEN THE KIDS COME HOME. OR MAYBE A SMALL BATCH FOR ME. GOOD TO KNOW YOU ARE POO-LESS RIGHT NOW OR HAVE YOU ALREADY BEGUN STUFFING YOUR INNARDS? :rofl: :rofl: YOU WILL BE GLAD TO KNOW THAT I ATE A COCONUT HARD CANDY THE SIZE OF A NICKLE-QUARTER AND END4ED UP IN THE LOO?!?!? I MEAN WTF!? IT HAD CORN SYRUP IN IT AND I THINK I AM BUILDING UP AN ALLERGY TO THAT NOW. I SAY ALLERGY CAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO CALL IT :lol3: BUT CANDY IS NICER THAN DULCOLAX :rofl: HOPE T LIKES HIS DINNER AND COOKIES. IF NOT...TOSS HIM OUT AND CHELLE AND I WILL BE RIGHT THERE!!!! WE DON'T HAVE A MORTORCYCLE BUT I'LL GIVE YOU A RIDE AROUND THE BLOCK IN MY CHAIR :scooter:

MICHELLE~ GET READY TO EAT IN CASE ANNIE TOSSES T OUT AND WE CAN MOVE IN :hun: GLAD YOU TAKE HEED OF THE TALKING BACK AND WON'T BE GOING NUTS EXERCISING. MY GAWD....I WOULD HATE TO SEE YOU BACK WHERE YOU WERRE...:hug: DINNER SOUNDED GOOD THO..MAYBE I'LL EAT BY YOU BEFORE WE GO TO ANNIE'S. :scooter:

SHAD....IS THE AGENT STILL ALIVE OR DID YOU HAVE ANOTHER GO AT HIM TODAY?? :tantrum: THINKING OF YOU LIL' SIS:hug:

TOMORROW IS FOOD SHOPPING AND MAYBE A LOAD OF WASH. I TOOK CARE OF SOME OF JEN'S GOVT BUSINESS AND WAITED 5 FRIGGING HOURS FOR A RETURN CALL. GUESS CAUSE THEY ARE PAYING US...THEY OWN US AND THINK WE HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THEN WAIR FOR THEM TO CALL BACK!! :faint:SO NOW SHE HAS AN APPT FOR AN INTERVIEW AT THE END OF THE MONTH I TALKED TO THEM ALL AND EVERYONE IS ALREADY SAD ABOUT THE END OF THE SUMMER COMING. THE KIDDIES LEAVE ON THE 19TH. I TOLD THEM TO BUCK UP...AND HAVE A GOOD TIME...THEY CAN BEGIN CRYING NEXT WEEK WEEK. THEY WENT BACK TO THE FAIR WITH THE EXTRA CASH I SENT. EVERYONE HAD A GREAT TIME. NOTHING NEW HERE. I NEED A SMALL FOOD SHOP. RUNNING OUT OF PAPER TOWELS AND COTTON SQUARES THE DR RECOMMENDED FOR MY FACE. BETTER GET MY BUTT UP IN THE AM.
HAVE A GOOD NIGHT, SWEET DREAMS :cloud9: AND HAVE A GREAT DAY TOMORROW :moped:
GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE :sunny:

Laura705
08-12-2009, 10:32 PM
Hello everyone!

Just popping in to say hi. I had a nice enough 3-day weekend, but this workweek has been atrocious.

I'll catch up on the thread sometime this week hopefully!

Shad
08-13-2009, 04:32 AM
My hearing is gone, my eyes are going, my mind has disappeared into the never never. Just don't seem to have much time these days and it is not as if I am frantically doing things all day long either. Silly me.

I promise to be back early tomorrow morning.

diyana
08-13-2009, 08:54 AM
Hi everyone -

This will have to be a quick post for me today...super busy at work. The systems were down most of yesterday, and today is a short day with a department team building outing in the afternoon.

I've been going to the gym every day since Sunday and doing at least 1/2 hour of cardio plus ab exercises, and I added strength training Monday and last night. So I'm going to take a break from the gym tonight...gonna be getting home later than usual due to the work outing, so I think I'll just play with the dogs in the backyard or maybe take them for a walk. It's gorgeous weather and I haven't taken much time to play outside with them...too busy at the gym I guess. And since yesterday I did 1/2 hour walk during lunch, plus the 1/2 hour cardio and 20 min. strength training at the gym, I think a day off (but just one) will do me good.

I've been feeling sort of funny the past couple days. I normally don't eat breakfast until I get in to work (I bring an whole wheat english muffin with reduced fat PB and about 1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese). Yesterday, I started feeling a little hungry when I left the house and by the time I got to work (1/2 hour later), I was dizzy and nauseous and feeling like I was going to be sick even though there wasn't anything in my tummy. Then last night, I got up at about 1:30 am to let the dogs out and got that same dizzy, nauseous feeling again (no I'm NOT preggers). I thought it might be blood sugar, so I ate an english muffin with PB, and that seemed to help...but then I felt like that again when I got up to go to work...so I ate part of my brekkie at the house. I think I'm gonna dig out my blood sugar test kit - if I can find it - and test my sugar when this happens. Maybe all the exercise this week is causing my body to use the insulin more efficiently than it's used to thereby lowering my blood sugar almost too much. Or maybe I'm not eating late enough at night (I usually stop eating by about 7 or 7:30) to give my body enough fuel to last until morning. Anyone have any ideas? Has this happened to any of you?

Mel - Have fun shopping today! Glad to hear everyone had fun at the Fair.

Shad - When you find your mind in the never never, can you pls see if my mind is there too? Thanks! :lol:

Laura - Glad you had a nice long weekend. Isn't it always the case that when you take time off you just have to play catch up when you get back.
Annie - How was dinner with T? Are you having gorgeous weather now like we are? It's warm but not too hot, and really low humidity. It's supposed to be like this through Saturday at least! :woohoo:

Well, gotta sign off...too much to do and so little time.

Love and hugs to all,

annie175
08-13-2009, 09:04 AM
HELLO ALL...yelling on SHAD's hearing behalf...lol

MEL...Mr T came over on his ride. SOooooooooo, we went for a 2 hr ride and love every minute of it. He only got the fried rice as the bike ride took up the time I was going to make the PB cookies. Neither one of us needed them anyway. He was most happy with the fried rice and I sent some home with him for lunch today and dinner last night for the boys. Whew when you said you were running out of cotton squares I thought you meant toitie paper, not face wipes. SHueweee that was a close one. Happy shopping!!

SHAD...you are only as old as you feel, so don't feel too old. Having a mind is overrated anyway.

Laura...hidee ho girl. Catch ya on the fly.

Chelle...waddup girl...exercising or sleeping? hehe.

Nell (a gal I work with, older lady that I call MeeMaw) went to the Indiana State Fair yesterday afternoon with her hubby. Said she tried the chocolate covered bacon and it was quite yummy. Bleck. Why would you want to eat nasty ole chocolate and to cover something as good as bacon with it. Just baffles me.

Gotta work tonight at CVS, hope I am not too tired as I was up 4 times last night with charlie horses in my left calf, foot and toes. OMG it hurt. Nothing but walking it off would stop it. I take potassium tabs (prescribed), so don't know what was up with that other than I wore stilletos yesterday and hadn't worn them in a week or so. Of course, I have them on again today. Just lookin to torture myself.

Hello to everyone.

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
08-13-2009, 09:05 AM
Chelle...you sneaker inner you. How about joining me in the breakroom for some fresh coffee?? I am heading that way.

MELODY525
08-13-2009, 09:11 AM
LAURA~ NEVER TRY TO CATCH UP WITH US...JUST JUMP IN~ HOPE THE WEEK EASES UP FOR YOU.

SHAD~ IT'S THE UNWINDING OF HAVING SO MANY JOBS AND BEING AWAY FROM HOME FOR SO LONG. THAT'S MY THEORY. SO REST UP AND JUST TAKE THE DOWN TIME AS A GIFT FROM THE GODS AND RELAX :yoga: :beach:

MICHELLE~ I HAVE LOW BLOOD SUGAR AND YOUR SYMPTOMS SOUNDED LIKE IT. ARE YOU ON ANY DIABETIC PILLS? MAYBE YOU NEED TO GO BACK TO AND HAVE A LOOK SEE. KEEP CRACKERS AND JUICE WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO OUT. I TAKE A SAMMIE AND JUICE...EVEN IF I DON'T EAT IT, AT LEAST IT IS THERE. GOOD LUCK TODAY.

:cofdate: IT'S RAINING SO I CANCELED SHOPPING. I AM OFF TO EAT AND THEN LIE DOWN. THIS STORMY WEATHER IS KILLING THE SINUSES. SO IT WILL BE A DO NOTHING DAY TODAY :beach:
HAPPY THURSDAY :moped:

MELODY525
08-13-2009, 09:15 AM
ANNIE...YOU SNEAKER INNER YOU TOO! NO, THANK GOD I WASN'T OUT OF TP!!! :rofl: GOD FORBID! HOPE THE CHARLIE HORSES LEAVE YOU ALONE TONITE. WHAT A PAIN. SO GLAD TO HEAR TONY WAS SATED WITH GOOD FOOD EVEN IF YOU FELL DOWN ON THE JOB OF MAKING COOKIES :rofl: :rofl: GET THOSE STILETTOS OFF...YOU ARE TALL ENOUGH WITHOUT THEM!! HAPPY CVS-ING TONITE.

diyana
08-13-2009, 09:22 AM
Annie - I'm right with ya' to the breakroom for coffee! Take off the stilettos and give those dawgs a rest. Is T aware that you spend your nights with some guy named Charlie Horse? I hope your work day (and work evening) go very well.

Mel - I'm not on any diabetic pills...and my blood sugar was normal the last time I checked (2 or 3 months ago at the docs). But that was before I started gettin' really serious about weight loss and exercise. Thanks for the suggestion about keeping food on hand. I'm just nervous about adding more food intake points...but better than passing out, I guess. :faint: :rofl: You take care of yourself today...rest those sinuses and the eyes too while you're at it.

annie175
08-13-2009, 09:36 AM
Chelle...sounds like low blood sugar to me. Just a few swigs of OJ will do it. Losing weight and exercising can change your sugar levels. Be careful...and don't let this be the downfall of your wonderful progress. Yeah, I don't think T will take kindly to ole Charlie...he is adament about being faithful...lol

MEL...I am only 6 foot tall with stilettos. and you know what, I LIKE IT...hehe, some short men are intimidated by it. Weird cause I am the same person at 5'9.5 or 6'. Just a little taller about it. Boo on the rain. We are back to hot and humid. YUCK! Nothing like a good ole sinus headache.

Hugs all

diyana
08-13-2009, 09:44 AM
Thanks for the tip, Annie. 6' tall, huh? While I wish I had long legs, or the illusion of long legs, even in stilettos I would only be about 5'4" (still short) and on crutches from the sprained ankle I'd get trying to walk in those things! :rofl: So I'll stay happy with being a vertically challenged, but completely comfortable, 5'1.5". :)

diyana
08-13-2009, 02:33 PM
I'm sitting here at my desk after WW weigh in trying, unsuccessfully, to hold back the tears. I ate within my points EVERY DAY. I worked out EVERY DAY! and I'm up 1.8 lbs.

I'm noticing the difference in how my face looks and how my pants feel (they are looser), but I'm going up on the scale. I want to get to 199 by Christmas and I just wish the scale would reflect all the positive changes I'm making and all my hard work! My WW leader said it's just muscles retaining water from all the exercise, but dang it! I expected a 1 to 2 lb loss because of all my hard work not a nearly 2 lb gain! Heck, I'm staying within my points and exercising so much, I've been having low blood sugar episodes the past couple days...so how am I supposed to eat less and exercise more to get the scale to move in the right direction?!

Thanks for listening to my rant. I'm sure I'll be my usual upbeat cheery self by tomorrow...or maybe even later today. But right now, I'm frustrated and :censored: p**sed off!

annie175
08-13-2009, 02:49 PM
Ah Chelle....I am sorry. Sometimes what we do one week doesn't show up till the next week on the scale. Give yourself time and a HUGE pat on the back as you have been so good about eating right and exercising. I bet next week will be different. You are the exercise, eat right rock star!! Shake it off, buck up bucko, and move on. Giddy up Girl!!

diyana
08-13-2009, 03:10 PM
Thanks, Annie! You're awesome! You always know just what to say (and how to say it) to cheer me up. I'm still going to take tonight off from the gym and just play with the doggies...but I'm going to shake off the bad scale and just keep rockin' on. :) I mean, you said I'm a rock star and that's what rock stars do, right? Rock on.

Shad
08-13-2009, 07:17 PM
Michelle - I posted on the challenge thread, but Annie is right and it will no doubt show up in different ways on different days. As long as the clothes are looser (provided they are not old and stretched) then you are losing inches and that is just as important as losing weight. Forget that weight is the only objective. Size is just as important because size takes into account the type of body you have whereas the scale doesn't. I can remember when I was really into it, my clothing size went right down to a 10 but my body weight was still right up there. I am never going to be thin - I have a big bone structure (thanks Dad) but looking on the bright side, I don't break bones easily and don't have osteoporosis (thanks Dad). So the scale, while it may not lie, does not tell the exact truth. It is simply an easy way to measure progress. Try taking measurements and see where the gym and doggie walking and exercise are melting away the size. Taking two sets of measurements (weight and size) means that even if you have been good and the rotten weight is up, then the tape measure should show a downward trend. However if you are just trying to fool yourself, those results will show as well.
I used to keep a series on graphs on excel and it always amazed me that while the darned weight went along a very narrow path, the measurements of chest, waist, hips and thighs went on a downward trend. Very pleasing that. I should do it again!
I even put a picture behind the graphs. This was my goal. If I got to the target size, then I could get to go to the place in the picture. Good visualisation that.

Annie - I would have thought that the fried rice would have been enough. Cramp sometimes means that you are lacking in salts. No doubt the potassium will help. My mother used to have the problem. I rarely do, but on the odd occasion it is very annoying.

Laura - Holiday weekends can get to you. Makes for a hard week afterwards.

Mel - I don't have much of a problem on the phone, except for those silly little girl voices receptionists seem to deem necessary and of course those speak at 50 words to the second (are they getting paid by the word???) and I can never work out whether I have the right company or not. However getting to be a grumpy old woman, I now say things like WHO? WHAT?
Your voice is good on the phone and after the first couple of WTF we understand each other quite well I think. After that last marathon, I should never have a problem again.

Hope Happy is having a good time and that she got to see the meteor showers last night.

Patty must be living it up and celebrating her new job.

Hi Ceejay too. :wave:

Well its rubbish day here and I have had to chase the garbo down the street towing the wheelie bin. Maybe that will count as exercise??? Yesterday I found the trim tile for the loo but it won't arrive before Tuesday so I am finding other things to do. That's not hard. Always find something to do around here. I can grout the bottom tiles anyway and there is always something to paint. Sometimes I feel like the Navy. If it moves - salute it. If it doesn't move - paint it!!!
Today I need to make the decision on the ear trumpet. The colour is a non event and I will choose a skin coloured one. Not that they are very visible anymore. This tiny little plastic bit (coloured) with a small transparent tube which comes over the top of the ear and tucks inside (only bit that is actually visible) Hard to believe the price when you see the size, but then they say that about diamonds too don't they.

Meantime, its coffee time and then a list of that which is to be done and then action. See ya.

ceejay52
08-13-2009, 11:07 PM
Michelle
And Shad is right, inches to me are a better measurement of weight loss. At least you realize that you are tightening up the fat. I have a very bad habit of stepping on the scale every morning.

Shad
I'm still counting down the days. Tomorrow is day 6. My boss has been very good to me this week. He's not expecting me to give the 100 percent that I try to on a daily basis. If I did he'd be carrying me to the emergency room and I for one do not want this.

:dance: I did it, I did it. I thought the girls (mother and daughter) would have mowed the lawn today and they were almost finished when i got home. One was waiting to follow me inside but I paid her and told her that I would not have a day off until next Thursday and after I ate dinner which I had in my hand I would be going to bed. I did not let them inside. My aunt will be proud of me.
Tomorrow our department is going to have a safety luncheon. I'm not sure what it will be. Also one of our bosses and his co-worker have been to class this week(for continuing education) and the co-worker has passed his class 4 waste water. Any way I'm assuming his is waste water--that's the department he's working in.

Mel
Sorry you had to cancel your shopping trip.

Annie
Wow 5.9. I'm envious of any one taller than 5.1. Get Tto massage those feet.

I'm off to the shower and then to bed. I have a slight headache also. Yes the xanax has been taken.

diyana
08-14-2009, 08:42 AM
Hi Ladies -

Only time for a very quick check in to say THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! I'm doing way better emotionally. I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing, except for watching out for the sodium. And I'm going to take my measurements so I can track inches as well as pounds and sizes.

I've got a horrible sore throat today and a fever. I'm going into work for awhile but probably not the whole day.

Ceejay - Good for you for standing up for yourself and not letting them in to chat. Your free time is to precious to spend it doing stuff you don't want to do.

Shad - Glad you found the loo tile trim. And yes, chasing the garbage truck does count as exercise. Good luck with the ear trumpet.

A big :wave: to Annie and Mel (who I'm sure will be checking in soon) and to everyone else!

Lots of love and hugs,

annie175
08-14-2009, 09:09 AM
TGIF..kinda...danged ole staff meeting today..9-Noon. I dread this day every month. Will check in later...gotta get at it.

Hugs

diyana
08-14-2009, 09:33 AM
Annie - a 3 hour long staff meeting??? Sheesh! that's craziness! I hope the rest of your day is better.

MELODY525
08-14-2009, 12:58 PM
MICHELLE~ I CAN ONLY REPEAT WHAT THE OTHERS HAVE ALREADY SAID. YOU HAVEN'T BEEN EXERCISING FLAT OUT FOR A LONG TIME SO GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK HERE AND RELAX...IT WILL MOVE ON THE SCALE SOON ENOUGH...AND IN THE MEANTIME...ENJOY THE BAGGIER CLOTHES. WIPE THOSE EYES OR I MIGHT START CRYING TOO AND I CANNO AFFORD REDDER EYES :cry: LOVEYA.

ANNIE~HAD A LAUGH AT THE MEN VS THE HEIGHT. IN THE CHAIR I LOOK TALLER THAN I AM AND MY BIG MOUTH IS LIKE YOUR STILETTOS! :rofl: I THINK WE WOULD HAVE BEEN A PISSER TOGETHER! :lol3: :lol3: HOPE THE MEETING WENT WELL!

JEANETTE~ :cheer3: I AM SOOOO PROUD OF YOU!! WAY TO GO!! WE ALL NEED TO STICK UP FOR OURSELLVES BETTER. A LESSON I AM STILL LEARNING. LOL GOOD FOR YOU THOUGH. I FIGURE OUT SANITY IS WORTH A LITTLE EMBARASSMENT. :rofl:

SHAD~ WHEN WE GET ON THE PHONE AGAIN YOU BETTER TAKE THEM OUT CAUSE I HAVE SUCH A BIG MOUTH!! YOU'LL GO DEAF FOR SURE WITH MY BOOMING VOICE. I SEE THEM HERE SO TINY TOO AND GOD KNOWS THEY COST SOOOO MUCH!! OUR SENIORS AREN'T COVERED FOR AIDS HERE IN THE GOOD OL' USA. I THINK IF THEY ARE POOR ENOUGH THEY GET $100 BACK AFTER A LOT OF PAPERWORK! :faint: HOPE THEY WORK WELLL! :hug:

ITS BEEN A BUSY DAY HERE AND NO SHOPPING. BELIEVE IT OR NOT I MIISSED THE BUS. THEN I THOUGHT WTF...I'
LL CALL DOWN THE STREET AND GET SOME COLD CUTS AND BREAD. THE DRIVER OFFERED TO COME BACK BUT THE BOSS IS OUT AND VENDORS WERE SH0WING UP ONE BY ONE. IT'S ONE OF THOSE "BROKE DOWN" FRIDAYS AGAIN. MUST BE A BLACK CLOUD HANGING OVER OUR BUILDING!! :rofl: BUT ALL IS BACK TO NORMAL AND I AM OFF TO LUNCH. HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY//SATURDAY. :moped:

MELODY525
08-14-2009, 01:13 PM
SHAD...I JUST OPENED MY E-MAIL FROM THAT QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET AND HERE'S WHAT IT SAID:

Winter gets warmer

August means the end of Winter and preparing for Spring, Summer and....... Christmas!!

This month, we introduce you to a fabulous young chef who features in the recently released Spring Summer Cooking School program. We invite you to get scientific during National Science Week, a 'Christmas Launch' and to bring the kids during the September school holidays.

Enjoy!

:rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl:

ceejay52
08-14-2009, 05:45 PM
Just popping in to say hello.

I talked to my Missouri sister last night and Annie they were in Indianapolis for the week. She went with her husband who attended a conference there.

We had a safety luncheon today. Food only no topics discussed. Yeah.

I overslept this morning. The alarm clock went off but I turned it off and told myself that I just wanted to lay there and went back to sleep. I woke up at 6.30 a.m. left the house by 6.45 a.m. and to work by 7 a.m. It's a very good thing that the traffice lights were in myfavor this morning. Tonight I'm going to bed at 8.30 p.m. These hours are beginning to run me down. Tomorrow I will have 5 days left. I'm very seriously thinking of going on a small vacation in September just by myself for some peace and serenity.

MELODY525
08-15-2009, 08:57 AM
http://forums.provida.com/forums/storage/87/3324965/6369_woman_in_her_bra_and_underwear_hair_in_curler s_smoking_a_cigarette_holding_a_coffee_mug_and_typ ing_on_a_computer_at_a_desk.jpg JUST GOING TO HAVE A RELAXING MORNING AND HAVE A MELIDAY WEEKEND....IF THAT IS POSSIBLE IN THIS HOME OF THE BLUE HAIRED RACE. WISHING EVERYONE A GREAT WEEKEND. :moped:

JEANETTE~ MY FRIENDS HAVE PROBLEMS WAKING UP WITH THE XANAX. THEY JUST WANT TO STAY IN DREAMLAND THEY TELL ME :cloud9: WILL YOU BE WORKING ON YOUR BIRTHDAY IN ABOUT 2 WEEKS? A VACATION ALONE COULD BE JUST THE TICKET :beach:

1day@atime
08-15-2009, 12:39 PM
Hello Ladies,
Thank you for all the Congrats on the job. Yes, it a very big sigh of relief, but at the same time bitter sweet because some of my co-workers are not being hired. The next few weeks will be hectic because we will be transitioning over.

I took Blackie over for his yearly checkup and doctor said he was doing good... He is actually 13 years old...I told vet he sleeps alot, but when he's up he's fiesty and very playful.

Ceejay - 5 days left...I think a vacation sounds just great.

Mitchellez - I know it's frustrating when you've worked so hard and not see the results. The girls were all right in what they said, but I also wanted to remind you that some results you don't see daily... Like blood pressure going down, cholestrol numbers being lowered... Keep those things in mind. You are doing a great job... your working out, tracking points... feeling great... YOU can do this...

Shad - good idea on keeping a graph.

Annie - Oh, I don't see how you wear the stilettos... I can bearly wear heels.

:wave: to everyone, hope your having a great day!

ceejay52
08-15-2009, 04:09 PM
Mel and Patty
My birthday is on a Thursday which is already my day off. I'm therefore taking 9-2-09 off for that day and yes i'm thinking very seriously about a get away by myself that week end.

Mel
I've read the xanax insert and it said to get at least 8 hours sleep. The morning I over selpt I did not stick to my newest routine. The routine is working.

Now to tell the people who mow my yard that they can't do it any more. I've found someone that will do it for the same price and will also weed eat and do the bushes.

I was feeling a bit tired with a headache this morning so I took my blood pressure and I was excited. It was 126/80 and pulse was 84. That's good for me right now under the circumstances. My pulse has been 100 for a long time. I used to think it was the caffiene but now I'm thinking it's my nerve problem.

Shad
08-15-2009, 08:14 PM
Good Morning and Happy Sunday.
Today I have a flower for you all. This wee gem has finally broken out of the bud and the fragrance is just divine. This is Fiona's Wish. Fiona Cootes was and still is the longest surviving heart transplant in Australia. The rose was named after her and proceeds from the sales go to the Heart Foundation. I've had the rose around 3 years and it doesn't flower often, doesn't seem to want to grow very big but survived the drought and neglect quite well.
If anyone wants the originals for wallpaper let me know and I will send it on.

Good onya ceejay. I hope the new person is much more efficient than that lot. Courage lady. Bet you are really looking forward to the time off.

Patty - Sad about the co-workers but that is life. You just have to suck it up and live with it. So glad to hear that Blackie is doing well. Miss puss got a letter from her vet on Friday. It's telling her that she needs her checkup. I don't think she is impressed.

Mel - good idea to rest up. Who knows what the week will bring. The Blue Haired race?? Do they still use that stuff? I'm off back to Victoria to blow up the market. Now where do I get Semtex??? Oh yes the market probably.

Michelle - there had to be a reason for the gain, and now the cold/flu has appeared, I'd put money on it that is what caused it. It will go away along with the weight.

Annie - three hour meetings?? Maybe you should suggest that they do it standing up. Queen Victoria used to keep her meetings short by insisting that the ministers of the crown all stand up for the entire meeting. It's rumoured that the longest was 30 minutes and the shortest 10. Clever old girl.

Happy should be coming home soon. I hope she has had a great time and saw the meteors flash past. Nothing like a celestial happening to ensure you feel your place in the world is very small and very insignificant.

Okay - that's it. I'm off to clean and clear again. I need to go to the hardware store (Joy Heaven) and get some timber for storing the junk in the roof, and I need to get on with the painting in the loo. This time I might just wear a face mask much as I hate them, but I'm so tired of sinus headaches every morning. See ya

ceejay52
08-16-2009, 09:38 AM
Shad
The roses are beautiful

I'm honestly seeing the light in this long tunnel. Wtih today I have 4 working days left.

Looks like everyone is sleeping in this morning.

Shad
08-16-2009, 06:54 PM
Sunday Ceejay - you are up with the sparrows because you are working, I'm here because it is kinder hard to sleep when the x-rated bird chorus starts earlier and earlier. Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods. We are having summer temperatures during the day and it is not even officially spring yet. I might have to go out and get a job so I don't have to run my own a/c.

Not much going on here this morning. It is Monday and the worker bees are all on the way to work and I should be out doing my walk/run/shuffle before it gets too hot. Todays menu calls for painting, cleaning and clearing. The garbo will be busy at my place this week. I also need to de-clutter and work out what is going on with the vacuum cleaners we have around the joint. One doesn't pick up much stuff and the other appears to have a blockage in the tube. I guess I get to take it apart - aargh.

Apart from that, nothing much on the horizon today. A check of the job list doesn't give me much joy and I really need to sit down and figure out what I want to do with myself and work out a financial plan and budget. Such fun.

1day@atime
08-16-2009, 09:56 PM
Hello Ladies,

Had a relaxing weekend, went over to parents yesterday. They were celebrating their 56th Wedding Anniversay. The anniversary is actually today but my brother was in town and was leaving today. Had a good time, ate to much. I'm so blessed my parents are healthy and still movin around.

Shad - sounds like you have a full day ahead of you, I hope you got alot done.

Ceejay - 4 days left....

happy2bme
08-17-2009, 01:43 AM
Hello ladies,

Reluctantly, I am back. Dreading getting back into the "swing of things". Vacation was just FABULOUS :cloud9: The yurt was the most peaceful, relaxing thing I have experienced in a long, long LONG time. When we got out of the car to check in the very first thing I noticed was Quiet. Just the sound of the wind. A very special quiet. The hot tub was wonderful, DH and I had 2 massages which were great. We got two excellent nights of meteor shower viewing. It was a trek getting up the mountain and except for a one day excursion to check out a natural dam, we mostly stayed up on the mountain. I did not miss tv and the wireless internet was not working. DH went to the office to check email, I sat in the hot tub. I told him I could not remember, at least since we moved down here almost 5 years ago, 2 days passing when I wasn't ticked off about something. Instead I was relaxed and refreshed. The only thing to somewhat spoil it was that we are staying afterall in tent like structures (which were incredible BTW) but the walls are made of canvas and sound carries. Wednesday night some people checked into the yurt just uphill of us and as the sun set, many moaning noises started to come out of the yurt. It carried on all night long. Sounded like sexy time for those 2 (it was 2 men) but I told DH HOW many Viagras did they take, was it possible to have sex for THAT LONG? We were sitting out on the deck catching the meteors, it was about 2 am and he said well it sounds like sex noises but... no one could carry on for that many hours straight so maybe they just had an affliction like Tourette's or some thing. :yikes: He said he continued to hear them throughout the night and was certain one of them had a medical problem. Only thing was, they were quiet as quiet could be all Thursday and even when we left Friday morning. We had debated about staying 2 more days at the yurts (wish we would have). But decided to keep to our plans and headed to Heber Springs. This was over in the foothills of the Ozarks, not too far from where we went to the caverns Shad. In fact we we took a drive out that way but didn't hit the caves again. Instead we spent the day at the Folk Center watching artisans doing things the old fashioned way like make wooden toy tops, quilts, paper printing, dolls, brooms, knifes and such. It was very interesting. This was a fisherman's paradise and since we don't fish, there wasn't much to do at all. Our little room at the lodge was cute and cozy but it was on the second floor up lots of stairs and faced west. They neglected to turn the air conditioning on and the place was an oven when we got there in the late afternoon. It took all night to cool down. Then the hot water unit went out and all we got was lukewarm water. The owner was a wonderful lady who really wanted to make the place a nice romantic getaway place for couples and had spend big bucks on special on demand water heaters which she apparently had nothing but trouble with. One of the selling points of this place was a great big spa bath with a jacuzzi. I took a bath anyway even with barely warm water. DH was a sweetie and boiled water in pots on the stove for me so that I didn't chill out. Packed up this morning and headed home. Picked up the cat who for one actually seemed appreciative of us and was affectionate. Mr. Feral hung around the yard and kept an eye on things tho I was surprised that he didn't come out when he heard us and mooch some canned food after 6 days of nothing but dry food. We knew he was out there because Boo went crusing the yard and when she got to the back azaleas we heard the unmistakeable sound of cats screetching at each other. DH went and looked and Mr. Feral was lounging in one of his hang outs. He did come by and nibble at his canned food throughout the evening but I didn't actually see him.

So we had a most wonderful time. I am not looking forward to getting back out in traffic with the nut cases tomorrow and getting back in the usual rut. I have a slight case of sciatica that started at the yurt and has come and gone but got worse since climbing the stairs back and forth several times at the cabin the last 2 days.

I'm really sleepy now and 6am will come fast so I think I will go find my hair brush and tooth brush and hit the sack. Will catch up on posts tomorrow. Goodnight all.

happy2bme
08-17-2009, 01:48 AM
Hi Shad, I see your "aig" lit up there. So while I'm off to sleep, good afternoon to yah!

Shad
08-17-2009, 02:38 AM
Good to have you 'home' happy. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Interesting noises out in the 'wild' hey!

MELODY525
08-17-2009, 08:58 AM
Oh Poop....the Elevat0or Man Just Arrived And John Is On Vacation....be Back Later
Beautiful Flower Shad!

annie175
08-17-2009, 09:47 AM
Monday..Monday....do do do da doo da doo.....

What a busy, fast, overworked weekend it was. Shuweee, glad to get back to the desk job to re-coup!

Weekend went a little different than I had planned. Was gonna go home Friday night and clean, but T called me on my way home and had a deal for me....He came over on his bike Friday night, we ordered pizza and rented a movie..went to bed and actually slept all night long. We got up and went for a 5 hour Harley ride. Stopped in a town that has an awesome restaurant to eat. Mooresville, IN-at Gray Brother's Cafeteria. OMG it was so good. We shared a tenderloin the size of a small breakfast table, then salad, green beans, mashed tatos (with lumps) YUM and gravy. T had coconut cream pie that was a mile high. He had fried tatos. Got home about 2:30..had a little extra activity..hehe...then he left about 3 pm. I cut the grass (not hoe mowed either), tanned came home and died. Sunday I worked 11-7 pm at CVS, went to DD to get hair colored after work, no more got there, T called and had locked his keys in his van, so no hair color, had to go rescue him. Got home at 9pm, cleaned house til 11:00 pm (but got it all done), bed and now here I sit. WOW! Sometimes I even amaze my ownself. Oh stopped at Dunkin Donuts on the way in, had a coupon for a FREE coffee and FREE donut. Like I needed the donut, now I feel fat and guilty for eating it. Why do I put myself through this ****?

Anyway, onto the new week.........

Happy....Glad you are back and had a marvelous vacation. All relaxing except for the "other tent". Isn't Cialas that has the 36 hour pill? You never know what they were up to. The massages were worth the entire vacation, I love massages...and the meteor shower, how cool!

Shad...the flower is a real beauty. I saw it on facebook. Great suggestion on the meeting...standing..however I am positive no one would participate. That staff meeting is only once a month, thank God. Be careful painting the loo, don't get all aerobicized in there and twist your back...hehe.

Patty...wearing stilettos is my love now. When I was so heavy and didn't dare wearing them, I swore, no more flat, ballerina shoes. A little vain, but I think stilettos are hot, and I wanted to TRY to look hot. Happy 50th anniversary to momma/da, what a milestone. It is really something to make it that long this day and age.

Chelle...off exercising I suppose. You are remarkable with the routine. Keep up the good work and I am POSITIVE you will see results at WW this week. Yeah, a 3 hour staff meeting, probably wouldn't be as long if people didn't ramble because they think they are important and like to hear themselves talk.

MEL...what, no shopping on Friday, are you getting the DTs? How was your meli-weekend? My grandma used to have blackish/blueish/purpleish hair. WHen jake was two, he told her, her hair looked like an Easter egg. She said what? as she had hard hearing, and I piped up that he said her hair look pretty. YIKES...she was vain and would of sh*t if she knew what he really said. lol

Ceejay...your sister should of called me. I would of squeezed her into my hectic schedule. Any sis of yours is a sis of mine...Let's see is it 4 days left or 3 days left, you don't count the day your are on.

This Wednesday is my son's 21st birthday, unfortunately I have to work that night at CVS, but we are planning another "night" out. T and I stopped at Ward's Apparell, a Levi jean outlet and country store. I bought DS a 40$ western shirt. Snapps closed with black pearly buttons and a bolo tie...tie was only 15$. He is just a hick from the sticks. God love his heart.

Hey to everyone else....have a terrific Monday All...

Much Love and Many Hugs

annie175
08-17-2009, 09:48 AM
Oh and MEL...do not say OH POOP, you know how WE are....hehehe

MELODY525
08-17-2009, 12:24 PM
SHAD~ I HEAR YA ON THE SINUS HEADACHES. I WAS DLEARING OUT A CLOSET YESTERDAY AND GUESS THE DUTS MITES GOT UP MY NOSE :rofl: HOPE YOU GOT All YOUR PAINTING AND TIMBER BUYING DONE...YOU DID ENOUGH WORK FOR ALL OF US!! THANKS FOR SHARING FIONA'S WISH WITH US. THE FLOWER IS APTLY NAMED!! BEAUTIFUL.

JEANETTE...I AM GLAD YOU TOLD ME ABOUT THE INSERT FOR THE XANAX...I REMINDED MY FRIENDS TO RE-READ THIS!! BOTH OF THEM ARE NOT SLEEPING ENOUGH. THANKS SO MUCH. NOW IT'S 3 MORE DAYS??? :dance:

LET ME GO TO THE NEXT PAGE....BE RIGHT BACK.....

PATTY~ GLAD THE PARENTS ARE WELL AND HAPPY AND CELEBRATING :encore: HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

:welcome: HOME HAPPY~ WOW THE VACAY SOUNDED WONDERFUL. I AM GLAD YOU HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME. I WOULD HAVE LOVED THE METEORS. NOW HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING AND DON'T LET ANYONE TAKE IT AWAY FROM YOU THIS WEEK. HAPPY...READ ANNIE'S POST...MAYBE SOME OF THAT NOCTURNAL BLISS NOISE WAS COMING FROM HER. :lol3:

ANNIE~ NOTHING LIKE FREE RIDES, FREE COFFEE, FREE DONUTS AND FREE SEX TO MAKE A GREAT WEEKEND :rofl: :rofl: EXCEPT FOR THE TIME AT CVS...THE WEEKEND SOUNDED GREAT!! :dance: SPEAKING OF POOP....I'VE BEEN VERY HAPPY IN THAT DEPARTMENT :cheer3:

:cofdate: THE WEATHER IS HEATING UP AND THE AIR IS THE PITS. I RAN OUTSIDE VERY EARLY WHILE THE WASH WAS GOING AND GOT 2 LOADS DONE BEFORE 8:30. MIGHT AS WELL GET THE LAUNDRY DONE WHILE THE MAN WAS HERE FOR THE ELEVATOR. HE LEFT AND GOT SOME KIND OF PART AND CAME BACK. ALL IS WELL NOW. MOTA IS GOING TO LUNCH AT NOON AND I NEED TO GO DOWN FOR THE PHONE. YES I AM RACKING UP THE $$. WORKING ON AN EXTRA CHECK FOR DECEMBER NOW :hohoho: ALREADY ASSURED OF THE SEPTEMBER ONE. :rofl:
MY PLAN IS TO KEEP DRINKING WATER, TOOK MY SINUS MEDS AND STAY INDOORS!!
HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:

happy2bme
08-17-2009, 02:55 PM
Trying to catch up on past posts. Random comments as I look through the thread...

Michelle - you headbanger you! Doing a little Ozfest on the treddie are you? I'm not a big Sabbath fan but I can bet that some songs just give you the right oomph to push those sprints! I'm sorry that you're at a temporary (and remember it's temporary) bump on the weight loss but just stick with it. Sometimes I swear we pick up weight just because it's raining outside! I understand tho, I have to see continuous results in order to keep up the suffering of the wl program ;) Go and re-read that great poem you posted a few days back. I made a copy for myself to reference. Michelle - regarding the faint feeling - could be blood sugar or are you taking any vitamins or meds before you leave the house? If I take a vitamin on an empty stomach, I will get horridly nauseated and downright sick within 20 minutes. It's an awful feeling.

Ceejay - I certainly HOPE you are not pulling 12 hour shifts on your 10 day work week. :faint: I think you need a weekend in the yurts!

Shad - you are growing grapes too? I don't remember you talking about them. Sounds like a yummy breakfast. I'm loving fruit and yoghurt - with a few almonds or walnuts thrown in for crunch and Omega-3. Are you glad to get the loo finished up? Sounds like it's nice. I'm sorry to hear about the hearing aids. The cost more than anything. I was sure that my hearing had gone kaput. DH too. Had my hearing tested and the doc said it was fine. We just lose the ability to filter as we get older and therefore while we don't realize it actively, it's just the background noises interfering with our ability to filter in the tv or conversations and the like. He said he can no longer go to busy restaurants and hope to hear his wife across the table. I've noticed that too to the point I get very shy and quiet when dining out with a group - can barely hear the person next to me. All perfectly normal he said. When I mention this to other people my age, they agree - happens to them too. It's like you say - what good does it do to fret about it? At least you don't have to take meds with side effects and more meds to counter those effects.It's just yikes on the cost! Hope some work comes your way quickly to finance them. The rose is GORGEOUS by the way. Wish there was a way we could smell it too.

I agree with you - I never cared for Healthy Choice dinners but they really have improved the taste and offerings. There's a tortilla crusted fish from Lean Cuisine that is one of my favorites. Big scare in the cafeteria today - they have a special guest chef today and tomorrow. He's cooking Mediteranean food. There was a chicken dish with lots of small dabs of this and that for dipping and tasting. It was a nice meal even if I didn't know half of what I was eating :rofl: I also know that Mediteranean is very healthful with lots of fresh veggies and whole grains so I knew it was not damaging even if I can't count the points. The scare part was that the southern folks down here are very apprehensive about eating much outside of what they know so they were peering at the counter with a look of fear as if they were roasting a whole yak on the grill :lol3: The deli section got lots of customers today :D Too bad as they missed a great meal. Or they could order the veggie plate with steamed cabbage, cooked (not fried) okra with tomatoes and some squash :barf: :barf: :barf:

Annie - hb to the son - 21 at last! are you having pangs that your babies are growing up? You summer harvest sounds divine. I can just imagine how good the bounty tastes. I am amazed that you can cook the sweets and ignore them. I think you are spoiling the T-man. He may lose his taste for cereal yet :lol3: Thanks for the fried rice recipe. So easy - can add all kinds of stuff in. I might use that for left over grilled chicken. Chocolate covered bacon? Ewwww. I know sometimes sweet and salty go well - as in Kettle popcorn but ick. A big :no: :no: :no: on that one. Don't like the deep fried or chocolate covered stuff at the fairs. The only way I can even remotely imagine what it's like to be 6 feet tall is to climb on top of my credenza at work and take a look around. Boy does the world look different!!!! And the only way I will wear stillettos again - even if I do ever get skinny - is to sit on a chair and look at them with my leg in the air! Arthritis in the toes and the weight have made me part ways with any kind of heels ever again. I do miss my strappy dress shoes tho. :lol:

Mel - I know it's no fun to be "surprised" when certain foods react badly with your system but I tend to agree that if you need a "push" I'd rather enjoy a piece of candy over a pill. :lol: DH told me years ago that pears - fresh or canned - will help in that dept. He was right. They are good with cinnamon sprinkled on them. :crossed: that everything goes ok with Jen. I HATE how they make you wait and wait for return calls - from the nurse, government or any service for that matter. :mad:

Patty - I know what you mean about it being sad with some of your friends not getting taken along on the re-hire. I hope they can find something quickly.

Laura - hope this is a better work week than last.

And with that, I need to get back to work myself. I was actually able to drive all the way to work today without once cussing, gesturing or getting mad. It will be a real feat if I can maintain that on the trip home! :lol:

Laura705
08-17-2009, 03:19 PM
Monday back at work after a busy weekend and I haven't caught up with all your posts, just skimmed the last page.

Annie - Sounds like a wonderful Friday and Saturday! Beats housecleaning!

Ceejay - Good job finding someone new to mow the lawn - and do the extra yard stuff too. Happy birthday in advance. It's nice to have a vacation to look forward to.

Happy - Welcome back from your vacation! I'm glad you liked the yurt, and glad you were able to enjoy the meteor showers. The peace and quite (well, mostly quiet except for that neighboring yurt) sounds just wonderful. Sorry the lodging your last couple days had some hitches. .

Mel - Yay for $$. I agree when the humidity goes up and the air quality is poor, it's just best to stay indoors with the AC on... until you get stir crazy.

Michelle - Sorry to hear the scale didn't reflect all your hard work. How frustrating! Agree with Shad to also pay attention to how your clothes fit. Hope your sore throat and fever aren't a sign a cold is on the way.

Shad - Beautiful photos of the rose! Hope the painting in the loo goes quickly - how about keeping a fan going to clear the air? We finally bought a small fan for ours to supplement the exhaust fan in the summer. Good for when we get out f the shower and we're still too warm. Hope you enjoyed your trip to the hardware store/heaven.

Patty - Congrats on the job, and to your folks on their 56th anniversary. Whew!

The bf and I attended a 50th bday party on Saturday and a graduation party on Sunday. Not much "me time". I work today and tomorrow and then I'm taking vacation for the rest of this week and all of next. I'm so ready! Not going away anywhere until next week, and just for a few days. And no lodging or other arrangements are made yet, of course!

ceejay52
08-17-2009, 04:55 PM
Happy
So glad that you had a wonderful time on vacation, despite the noises. unfortunately it is 12 hour days. The boss has been good to me, and mainly all Im doing is sitting down.

Annie
I didn't realioze that she was in your home town till she called. It's 3 day's counting today. I'm hibernating this week end.

Mel
At least a couple of good things have come from the xanax. I'm setting myself a routine and am gettin g enough sleep. I'm feeling almost 90% better

Hi to Laura, Patty and Michelle.

I'm at work and the boss popped in to get a fan out of the electrical room. Said something about a man hole. It's a wonder these guy don't pass out from the smell or the heat.
I've been doing some cleaning in spurts today. I've been taking b12 for energy and this seems to help also. I've done a whole lot better this go round.

diyana
08-17-2009, 08:02 PM
Happy Monday evening ladies -

Sorry I haven't been around. I caught a summer cold that kicked my arse! I went home from work Friday morning and have slept nearly non-stop through this evening. DH and I were supposed to go to an outdoor concert in Chicago tonight...but between the rainy weather down there tonight and the fact that we both are still kinda sick, we decided not to go. At least the tickets weren't that expensive. We figured it would be cheaper to not go than to get pneumonia from sitting outside in the rain.

Happy - Glad you had a great vacay!

Annie - Hope you're gonna have a relaxing evening after a long working weekend. Happy B'Day to your DS.

A big :wave: to everyone...I'm gonna eat some dinner and go back to bed. I'm hoping to have this cold kicked by tomorrow.

Love and big hugs,

MELODY525
08-18-2009, 08:49 AM
ANNIE I AM STILL LAUGHING AT THE EASTER EGG HAIR :rofl: :rofl: AND I FORGOT TO SAY :hb: TO THE DS!!!

HAPPY~ ARE YOU ALL CAUGHT UP NOW?? HOPE THE FIRST DAY BACK INTO THE RAT RACE WASN'T TOO BAD :hug:

LAURA~ A VACATION! YAY FOR YOU!! OPE YOU ENJOY ALL OF THE DAYS AND FINALLY SOME "ME" TIME YOU PARTY GIRL YOU! :dance:

JEANETTE!SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK. I TOO DON'T KNOW HOW SOME OF THESE MEN CAN STAND THEIR JOBS IN THE HEAT....OR THE SMELLS. THE A/C MAN WAS DRENCHED WITH SWEAT FROM CHANGING ALL OUR FILTERS UP ON THE ROOF.:sunny:

MICHELLE~ HOPE YOU AND DH GET WELL SOON :hug: LAWD THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN BEING SICK IN THE SUMMER HEAT.

:cofdate: I AM RUSHING TO GET DOWNSTAIRS, GET THE ANS. MACHINE DONE AND THE MAINT DEPT GOING AND THEN I AM COMING BACK. I WAS JUST DOWN THERE AND THE HEAT IS AWFUL ALREADY. WITH THE HALL A/C DOWN SO LOW, THE LOBBY FLOOR IS JUST TOO MUCH FOR ME WITH THE TEMPS IN THE 90'S. NOW THAT IS THE PRICE THEY PAY...... LOSING ME. :rofl: YESTERDAY WAS BAD ENOUGH.
HAPPY TUESDAY :moped:

happy2bme
08-18-2009, 09:19 AM
Good morning fine ladies,

I managed to keep the calm all day long yesterday but I had to work on it! :lol: It already feels like regular life is creeping in and vacation was a distant dream. Just before we left last week my Mom called and was upset that her new cell phone died and would not power on. I called support and they sent her a shell of a phone for replacement. I talked to her on vacation and she was upset it was just a shell and said it was all scratched up and junky. A real piece of :censored: My niece visited last weekend and lo and behold, nothing was wrong with the phone other than my Mom did not hold the power on button down long enough to get the thing to turn on - you have to press and hold it for a few seconds. And the replacement phone was not scratched up either - it had a protective skin that needed to be peeled off - with her bad eyes she could not see the skin. They are sending yet another replacement phone since they thought the problem was with the battery and could not find a replacement battery. Such fun! :rolleyes:

I had macaroni and cheese last night since we are really low on groceries. I just can't eat that junk any more. Felt bloated all last night and carried into today. I will have to send DH to the store although it looks like we will be getting some rain today which takes grilling out of the picture.

Michelle - I hope you feel better. A summer cold is way more miserable than a winter one. Get extra rest and take care of yourself :hug: If you can't handle hot tea with lemon in this weather, then maybe some fresh lemonade?

Same goes for you Mel, this heat and humidity is draining. I'm glad you aren't trying to be superwoman to everyone in the building and sacrificing yourself. Tell them you only work from 7am to 8am otherwise they have to find 2 beefy guys to follow you around in sarongs and fan you to keep you cool :rofl:

Ceejay - I'm glad you're pacing yourself. Don't want to spend your down time recovering from the work week. I could not go down the manholes for all the money in the world :eek: They say you get used to smelly jobs but I don't know about that.

Laura - what a nice long vacation ahead of you. Enjoy! There's alot of nice options within a reasonable drive. Get some fun in because fall is just around the corner (don't wack me Michelle :lol: )

Annie - I loved the quick turn around with grandma - you sure are witty :lol: It's amazing the colors we get when we do our own dye jobs.

I woke up this morning to go to the potty for the usual early morning loo run. I was very sad to see that it was not 4am like usual but instead 15 minutes before the alarm was due to go off. I really enjoy that extra couple of hours of sleep and feel like I got cheated today. It's even worse being a gray day and all. Guess I will have 2 cups of coffee today.

Hope the day goes well for the rest of you. Have a good one.

happy2bme
08-18-2009, 09:20 AM
Good luck Shad on the job hunting. You know something will come up. :hug:

annie175
08-18-2009, 10:56 AM
Ok Girls...I need prayer...I am having the Whoa is me day.

Yesterday my boss told me we have to cut 8 people back. (Terminate) She has offered up herself, which I found kind of strange. Today I found out she won the lottery big time a couple of years ago and does not have to work. Anyway, if they take her, then, I too, will be eliminated. I am totally freaking out at this point. I carry the insurance on daughter while she goes to school. She has an appt next week as her pre-cancer cells are back and they are going to dialate, scrape and freeze her cervix. She had an "all clear" six months ago, but now it has come back. Please pray for my job and mostly pray for sissy's health.

Just can't do personals right now, my head is not in the right place.

Feel better Chelle.

Love you guys.

diyana
08-18-2009, 02:08 PM
Annie - I'm sending tons of prayers and :angel: your way. Is there any way you can transfer to a different position with a different boss? I would definitely get the resume back out there. When will you know whether or not her position is being cut? Does she have any suggestions on positions you might be able to transfer into within the company? I'm so sorry to hear about your DD's health. Sending prayers and :angel: her way too.

We love you too, Annie. :hug: And we're always here for you. :grouphug:

diyana
08-18-2009, 02:43 PM
Now for playing catch up -

Patty - So glad to hear that Blackie did well on his yearly checkup. 13, huh? My eldest is 9 and he sleeps a bit too, but is feisty and playful like a puppy when he's not sleeping. Thanks for your words of encouragement. I know I can do this, and I will succeed at this because I'm not gonna give up...no matter what the scale says. Wow, your parents have been together 56 years? That's wonderful! So nice that your parents are doing well!

Ceejay - I hope you get to take a nice long birthday weekend. Shouldn't you be getting a day off sometime soon?

Shad - The Fiona's Wish flower is just gorgeous! I didn't know that a cold/flu could cause weight gain...but I also got surprised on Friday by Auntie Flo's early arrival. So I'm pretty sure that between Auntie Flo and the cold, that could explain at least some of the extra weight. I haven't exercised in nearly a week, though the coughing has made my ribs and abs hurt a lot. I have been eating lighter, so we shall see what the scale has in store for me on Thursday. But I'm not worried about it anymore. I'm doing everything right that I can possibly physically do, so the weight will come off.

Happy - Glad you had a relaxing time in the yurt. How wonderful that you had great weather for TWO nights of meteor shower watching! It was cloudy here...so we missed the Perseids. Well, there's always the Leonids...where we sit outside on a cold November night freezing our arses off watching the shower.


Well, ladies, I'm gonna sign off for now. Since DH and I have been sick, we haven't played much with the puppies and they've taken such good care of us - cuddling and sleeping with us even though we kept waking them up with our coughing fits. They deserve some play time.

I'll catch y'all tomorrow!

Love you all lots,

annie175
08-18-2009, 02:49 PM
Thanks Chelle.. Humana is making cuts across the board..there are no other openings available. I will know more after tomorrow's meeting. Thank you for the prayers...I am trying to remain positive...everything happens for a reason and opens door for even better things. It is the unknowing that makes me so nuts. This is the first time I have turned to eating due to stress/depression. Usually I cannot eat. Anyway I am sitting here with my size 4s unbuttoned and only zipped. I am fat and miserable all the way around today. Whine whine whine....brite side...I have only cried once, briefly, today.

I did lay out on the back porch after I got home from CVS from about 10:30 to 11:30, looking at the sky/stars, crying, playing ball with Hella B, talking to BF in St. Louis. Was up only once last night with leg/ankle/foot/toe cramps. I barely could walk to get it out. I tried the bar of soap in the bed remedy that someone here suggested, danged if it didn't work....I will keep the bar of soap at the foot of the bed under the sheets from now on. They say to replace it every 3 months or so.

Later,

happy2bme
08-18-2009, 03:22 PM
Annie, I'm so sorry. I have fingers and toes crossed and lots of prayers for you. They say the economy is picking up but I'm not so sure about that. I hope that if the boss takes a package, that they will find something for you. Prayers for your DD's health too.

If you have to chew on something try celery. DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER Hella's rawhide. :o

If I may suggest, take a peek at your completely awesome signature too. :hug:

Michelle - what are you doing out of bed? Apparently there is some dreadful summer flu making the rounds. 2 of my 5 co-workers have it and they sound awful. I am dodging people myself.

Shad
08-18-2009, 06:21 PM
Morning all,

Another lovely day on the horizon. I have a few things on the to-do list, the chief of which is to mass murder a million ants. I can live with them if they stay outside, but they have been coming in, so they have to go. Then I have some more plants to put in - got a couple more gerbera for the patch yesterday and a new rose called Bronze Masterpiece - apparently has a full and fruity fragrance. I will keep you posted. I also picked up some light switches and sockets for the house. The ones I have are 20 years old and beginning to show plastic decay! Now I just have to get the DS2 to put them in for me and then I can finish tiling in the kitchen.
DS2 is using me as the project manager for the settlement of his new house. I have to call several people to get quotes for work done and oversee the work (if I am still home when he takes possession in a couple of weeks). The hearing aid people rang back and set an appointment for the 2.9.09. It's lucky I am really over the fashion thing and have chosen the flesh coloured earpiece since the others are all more expensive. Which brings me to the moral obligation we all have of enjoying life while you can. I was talking to a couple of retired folk while I was there. They used to be farmers. Worked hard all their working life to get debt free and be able to give the kids an education etc. They have sold the farm and more or less survived the stock market crash and were getting all set to enjoy themselves when disaster - one got what was thought to be the flu but turns out to have had an unhealthy effect on his heart, their eyes, bones, health you name started to fail all at the same time and now they have the money to enjoy themselves, they are spending it on hearing aids, glasses, bone specialists, doctors of one sort or another. The things they wanted to do are now out of their reach so they have to set up a new set of goals for the remaining years.
Moral of the story - do it now! Plan it, scope it, pay for it, do it. You can't take the money with you when you go. You've done your best by the kids, use it to your best advantage. It's called SKI holidays (Spend the Kids Inheritance). Worst of all, the wife was telling me that now they are in town and living in a house which is conveniently close to the grown up family, mostly what they get is requests for baby sitting or loans. Sad isn't it.

Annie - my thoughts are with you. You have been there before and now it looks as if it is coming again. I am so sorry. I hope it doesn't happen. It shouldn't happen to people, but it does.

Michelle - hope you are feeling somewhat better now. Rest and gentle exercise is needed now and good fresh food. Time to build resistance again.

Mel - take it easy in the heat. No point in wearing yourself to a frazzle.

Happy - take hold of that holiday feeling and don't let any ******* do you out of it. Happiness deserves more than a fleeting memory.

Laura - have a fun vacation time. Hope you get to do all you planned to do.

So I am off to commit murder on the ants. Patio comes first, then a good sweep up in the house and time to fire the big bombs. Gotta love the ants commitment tho'. It takes a lot to stop them.

MELODY525
08-19-2009, 08:39 AM
:COFDATE: GOOD MORNING CHICKS. WHAT A THUNDERSTORM WE HAD LAST NIGHT. WOW!! LTGHTS, ACTION....RAIN :rain: I HAD TO GET OUT OF BED TO UNPLUG THE WHCHAIR. DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE ON THE CIRCUIT BREAKER :faint: BECAUSE I DID SOME STUFF YESTERDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE OFFICE, I AM TAKING TODAY OFF. THANK GOD MAINT. IS RUNNING SMOOTHLY AND FOR A CHANGE WE ARE GETTING ALONG VERY WELL....MEANING HE IS DOING WHAT HE'S TOLD WITHOUT AN ARGUMENT. :rofl: SO I AM OFF TO EAT AND RELAX........AT LEAST TILL THE PHONE RINGS :lol3: :lol3:

HAPPY~ THE MOM STORY MADE ME LAUGH OUTLOUD...I KNOW IT'S NOT FUNNY BUT WE HAVE THAT HERE TOO. I LOVE WHEN THEY COME TO TELL ME THEY BLEW UP THEIR TV. WHEN ALL THAT IS WRONG IS THEY OVERLOADED THE CIRCUIT BREAKER. :faint: HOPE THE BLOATS WENT AWAY AND I HATE THE PP THING TOO WHEN IT'S SO CLOSE TO WAKING TIME. :cry:

ANNIE~ I AM SO SORRY ABOUT THE JOB AND SISSY. DON'T GET YOURSELF IN A TIZZY. SHE'S GOING TO NEED YOU. TRY YOUR BEST TO KEEP YOUR HEAD ON TODAY....DON'T PROJECT. DYSPLASIA OFTEN COMES BACK AND HAS TO BE REMOVED AGAIN. SO STAY CALM. WILL BE PRAYING FOR BOTH OF YOU. :hug:

MICHELLE~ STILL SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS FOR YOU AND DH TO FEEL BETTER. HOPE THE HUGS HELPED YESTERDAY. HERE'S ANOTHER ONE :hug:

SHAD~ I WAS JUST TELLING ONE OF THE TENANTS SOMETHING SIMILAR. PEOPLE ARE TELLING HIM HE'S A FOOLISH OLD MAN WASTING HIS MONEY GOING OUT TO EAT ETC. I TOLD HIM HE SHOULD GO OUT AND DO STUFF AS OFTEN AS POSSIBEL BEFORE HE CAN'T GO ANY LONGER. HE'S ALREADY USING A WALKER. NOW HE'S A HAPPY OLD MAN...I SAID THEY ARE JEALOUS HE HAS THE MONEY!!! :rofl: HOPE YOU WIN THE BATTLE OF THE ANTS!! GO GET 'EM!!! GOOD LUCK WITH BEING THE DS'S OVERSEER. HE PICKED A GOOD PERSON! :rollpin: KEEP US POSTED ON THE BRONZE ROSE! YUM!

diyana
08-19-2009, 09:15 AM
Happy Wednesday -

I'm back at work today with lots to do! It doesn't even feel like I had 5 days off (Friday thru Tuesday) since I slept through 4 of them. I started getting a bit of energy back yesterday, but my body definitely reminded me when I was doing too much. Today will be a pretty low-key day - head down, typing away, getting lots of work done. My chest is still kinda rattling when I breathe and I'm coughing a bit, so I probably won't get any "structured" exercise today, other than walking 'round the office, going to the loo, and downstairs to the cafeteria. If I feel better tomorrow, I may try and go to the gym...but I sure ain't gonna rush it.

Annie - My thoughts and prayers are still with you. I'm sending you :angel: too. I agree, not knowing drives me crazy. I can handle ANYTHING once I know about it and can make contingency plans or figure out how to deal with it. Darling, you're not fat even if you can't button your size 4s. Take it from soneone who is trying to button Size 16s, okay? You're not fat. Laying on the back porch talking to a friend, letting out your emotions under the stars and playing with Hella Bella sounds really nice. If you feel like eating...figure out what kind of food you want...if you want salty, try popcorn; crunchy, try carrots or celery; sweet, try yogurt or grapes. We all know it's not good to stuff feelings down with food...but if you must, try for the healthy food and definitely avoid the rawhide. :hug:

Shad - I hope you brought millions of ants to their demise. I'm looking forward to photos of your new plants. Thanks for the great reminder to enjoy life now. And I'm definitely heeding your advice of rest and gentle exercise. I don't want to sleep through any more summer weekends...we have so few remaining before the chill sets in.

Mel - Enjoy your day off and relax. Thanks for all the hugs and good thoughts. DH and I are both getting better...we just have a little bit of lingering crud in our lungs.

Happy - I hope you have a great day today. It's a pity how all the wonderful relaxing feelings left over from a vacation can quickly dissipate with a bit of stress at work (or with Mom - Bless her heart).

Well, it's catch-up time for this chick!

Lots of love and hugs,

happy2bme
08-19-2009, 09:42 AM
Good morning ladies,

Good to hear you are back at work Michelle but I'm sure just walking around will knock the stuffing out of you. Ease into work there - maybe some walking around the office to get you going again. Lay off the high intensity aerobics until that rattle goes away. :hug:

Mel - we got the same rainstorm last night. I was driving home and noticed some really high storm clouds with approaching grayness. We were able to grill brats but the skies really opened up around 8pm. Torrential rains, fierce and constant lightning. I'm glad your chair didn't get an extra "charge".

Shad - good luck with the ants. Once they find their way in it's a constant battle. We had to dig a small trench and treat around the foundation of the house on the outside wall back up north as the ant nation was living under my neighbor's driveway next to us. I hear you on making each minute count. I think about that often particularly as I am hearing about some deaths of aquaintances and former co-workers recently. DH and I said the big puzzle is to figure out how to amass enough cash to support ourselves and remain independent during our feeble years and then check out when we are down to our last $100. :lol: Maybe we do that that drive off the cliff when we're about out of money. I think I now understand why some old folks are so tight with a buck - right now when I can get work and can work (hopefully), I'm not so worried because I know I can work as I need to. But when I'm 85, I sure don't want to have to go to the grocery store and bag groceries for 5 dollars an hour just to afford my medicine. Of course I'm thinking that when I'm 85 the world and my physical condition will probably be so shot to :censored: that the best thing would be that "dirt nap" :lol:

Speaking of work, better get to it. :wave: to all the chicks, extra :hug: for you Annie - got you on the novena list :angel:

annie175
08-19-2009, 10:02 AM
Mornin

Thank you for all the good thoughts and prayers and suggestions. Yesterday was my whoa is me day, today is my why me day, tomorrow is my get over it and move on, you boob day. I did send my resume here to work on it, I mean what the H.

A little down in the dumps today, but refuse to let it all get me completely down. Have to have great spirirts, today is DSs 21st BD. God love him, he is planning to come home next Tuesday night as I work tonight and cannot go out with him. His work week is Friday thru Tuesday, off on Wed and Thurs.

Chelle...you are the best, thank you for all your encouraging words. Yes, today I decided not to eat junk and eat healthy. I brought from the gardenl...lettuce, tomato, green pepper, banana pepper, and cucumber to make me an awesome salad for lunch. How are you and DH feeling? Sounds like you are getting a bit back to normal and just so you can go back to work. The getting better part is great, the back to work....well I guess I wouldn't gripe at this stage..smiles! It doesn't matter what size I am, I always feel fat when I cannot fit into my clothes. I am wearing my 8s today so I can have room and breathe. I am still so very proud on your accomplishments with weight, exercise, and getting your back into a feel better state. You keep on keepin on, I want to see less of you (lbs wise).

MEL...Enjoy your relaxing day....about the phone..don't answer it. Isn't it nice when people do as they are told or at least do as they say they are gong to do?

Shad...that is usually how the retirement goes. Too old and decrepid to enjoy it. A dude at a former place of employment kept putting off retirement, finally at 70 he reitired with more money than he knew what to do with. Yep, died at 71.5 of cancer. Kids are lovin' the money however. Now you are a project engineer of a construction site (DSs new house), wow you wear many hats girl.

Happy...if I chew on Hella Bs rawhide, at least I won't gain lbs.

Guess I will have to water my garden tonight cause all this rain that keeps happening in Indiana, keeps dancing all around my house, but none in my yard. Plants are begging for water. Zucchini plant is completely dead.

Sam came over and colored my hair before I went for my hair appt. Her bf, Christopher and the T came over too. It did my heart good. Made chicken tetrazini, fresh greenbeans and pica for dinner. Not one bite of food left on the table.

Hi's to all.

Here is to a great day and good outcome on everything for everyone today.

Again, thank you for all the good wishes and prayers.

Love ya's,

diyana
08-19-2009, 10:42 AM
Happy - I'm definitely gonna avoid big time exercise until I can talk/breathe without coughing. Wow, you had quite the show from Mom Nature last night, huh? We're supposed to get rain tonight through Friday...fine by me as DH mowed the lawns yesterday and we don't have any plans until this weekend - hope to get some fishing in.

Annie - Tomorrow is Move Your Boobs Day? I'll bet T will like that one! ;) I didn't see that on the official holiday calendar...but I'll celebrate it by jumping and jiggling just a little...can't move too much or the coughing fits will start. A big Happy Birthday to your DS. I'm envious of your garden. My tomatoes are still mostly all green, cukes never came in and I'm getting more gourds than squash. At least the stuff in the store is still relatively cheap still and tasty. As for seeing less of me...I don't know what the scale will say tomorrow. I just know that with being sick and all, I did everything possible to lose weight this week. I moved a little when my body would allow, and ate on plan, and watched out for the sodium. I'm not gonna worry about it at all. I'll just do my very best each day. It took me years to get to this weight, so if I can lose it in a year or so, I'll be thrilled. Glad you had a nice evening with Sam, her bf and T. The dinner sounds fabulous, and is making my mouth water. :drool: What is "pica"? Here's another :hug: and :angel: and :goodvibes: so that you'll get good news today!

annie175
08-19-2009, 11:02 AM
CHELLE...you are THEE VERY BEST! Pica de Gallo....salsa. When salsa is more dry and chopped ingredients...tomatos, jalapenos, onions, cilantro, garlic, and a bit of sugar or splenda, pepper and sea salt, itouch of lime juice...it is usually called pica de gallo. When salsa is a bit more saucy, smooth, runny it is called salsa. I learned that in Texas when I was there last March. Guess it was an educational vacation...

Yeah move my boobs, I meant move on...calling myself a BOOB! Let's make it a move your boobs day anyway, it made me smile.

Laura705
08-19-2009, 01:14 PM
Annie – I'm so sorry to hear your job is at risk of being eliminated and the bad news about daughter's health. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Ceejay – You mentioned the manhole and I thought of that Dirty Jobs show. I also encountered a dirty job while watching tv the other night. A&E had a show called Hoarders I watched. An organizing company came in (along w/ some kind of clinical researcher studying people who hoard) to help a woman who hoarded food. She had so much and a lot of it was rotting in her fridge and elsewhere in her house - you can imagine the mess, I won't get into details. That clean-out was truly a dirty job. I feel horrible for people who have illnesses like that.

Happy – Glad your mum's cell phone problems weren't very serious. I'm trying to get my mother to get a cell phone – just one of those pay as you go ones. She had a bunch of issues back in April while traveling and definitely could have used one. It will be a b-day gift if she doesn't get one by then - end of Sept.

Mel – Hope you're keeping cool and taking it easy. Smart to take the chair "offline". Too funny about people thinking their tv blew up and it was the circuit breaker. Our old bedroom tv actually did go kaput last week, and while it didn't blow up, there was a funny sound when I turned it on followed by a flash of light from the back of the set that I saw lighting up the wall behind it. The burnt electrical smell followed. Not a calm death. We're just going to buy a used TV, same size, otherwise we'd spend more on a new flat one, and then need a different type of holder/bracket for it, and so on. We're getting one today we saw on craigslist.

Michelle – sorry you and hubby have colds. I had a bad week last week and it included one day where I woke up with a fleeting sore throat and during the day I felt feverish and sort of had a runny nose, but that was about it. I'm lucky it didn't develop into a full-blown cold... Anyway, definitely taking it easy until the congestion in your chest eases up. You're being sensible about the weight loss progress – it didn't go on quickly and, much as we'd like it to, it won't come off quickly. You can only keep on trying and not give up.

Shad – x-rated bird chorus? What did I miss?! Yeh, agree with you about the insects needing to stay outdoors. Even if a spider comes in, if he stays up high on the ceiling, I give them a break. But once they get to my level – sorry Charlie. Hope you had a successful mission against the invading ants! So you have an alternate career path with arranging contractors to do work on houses, and of course your own skills.

Hi to Patty! :wave:

Today is the first day of my vacation. What a gorgeous day!!! Slept in til about 7:45, then the dog woke up and started barking. I made eggs and bacon for breakfast. I have had this turkey bacon twice now, once prepared in the toaster oven and today in the frying pan and it didn't get any better. Awful. It was Jennie-O/Turkey Store. Will try other brands since I didn't care for this one. Anyone have a favorite? Maybe I should just buy Canadian bacon. I rarely eat the egg & bacon breaky, so maybe I shouldn't worry about that. I have other areas of my diet that ar far worse than my breakfasts that I should focus on. Bf went off to fight a red light ticket he'd gotten – he won! Showed the court administrator that the video showed the light was yellow when he was making his turn.

Well, today's plan is to get cleaned up and dressed, take doggy for a walk, go get some $$ and buy that TV. Nothing firmly planned this afternoon. I'm meeting a high school friend for dinner at 6 tonight, should be nice. Oh, what a good start to my vacay. Sitting at the table in the 3-season room looking out at doggy laying in the yard, sprawled on his back soaking up the sun. Now the ultra cute doggy behind our house is out being her adorable self. Oh, my dog is a black lab mix adopted as a pup from a lab rescue org. He's now 6.5 yo.

Have a wonderful day ladies.

happy2bme
08-19-2009, 02:11 PM
Annie - Tomorrow is Move Your Boobs Day?

Yippeeeeee! I've been waiting for this day!!!!! I'm going to lean over and twirl mine :twirly:

diyana
08-19-2009, 02:11 PM
Annie, darlin', I know what you meant about move on, and calling yourself a boob...I was just making a joke and trying to get you to smile a little...glad it worked! We should all make it a move your boobs day and see how the world (or at least our little corners of it) react! :rofl:

diyana
08-19-2009, 02:12 PM
Happy - Do yours twirl in the same direction? I've never been quite talented enough to get the girls to go in opposite directions! :rofl:

diyana
08-19-2009, 02:13 PM
BTW, Annie, I LOVE Pica de Gallo! The chunkier the better! Much better than plain ol' smooth salsa.

happy2bme
08-19-2009, 02:17 PM
Michelle, I just leaned over and tried - I hope my pod mates were focused on their computer screens :rofl: Hard to tell but I think they were each going in a different direction - they hang farther than my eyes can see. The nips scraped my shoe tops. Good thing I have suede on today.

diyana
08-19-2009, 02:23 PM
Hey Laura - Yuck about the Hoarders show. I don't hoard food...but I do have a bit of clutter around....I hate throwing things away. One of these days I'll go through my house with a shovel and throw the lot out. Sorry about your TV, but congrats on getting another one. I LOVE Craigslist. In fact, we bought our practically brand new sofa and loveseat off of Craigslist Chicago. Thanks for the kind words of support and encouragement! I'm not giving up this time. I've done that before only to gain back all that I've lost and then some. This time I'm in it for the long haul. :) Congrats on your BF winning the ticket fight! And it sounds like you're having a wonderful day to start your vacay! I hope the rest of it is just as lovely. As for turkey bacon...I've never tried any...but I have recently tried turkey pepperoni. You can have 17 slices for 2 WW points! Yummm!!

diyana
08-19-2009, 02:26 PM
Happy - OMG I almost fell out of my chair laughing! I think my co-workers are wondering what the heck is so dang funny! I'm glad you're wearing suede shoes so the nips at least rubbed against something smooth! BTW, per Annie's earlier email...you're a day early...today is WHY ME DAY (or is it WHY MEN DAY ? ) TOMORROW IS MOVE YOUR BOOBS DAY. But you're getting in good practice...maybe next time try the twirling in front of DH and he can confirm whether or not they go in the same direction! :rofl:

annie175
08-19-2009, 05:01 PM
Laura...sounds like a very relaxing vacation. Enjoy your time off. It will go fast.

Happy...OMG..will you need bandaides for your nips? Holy cow! Yet another smile on my face.

Chelle...I am not going to even try the twirling thing, would probably smack myself in the face with the dangly, stretchy things and knock myself out.

A bit of good news, however not completely out of the clearing. Boss lady told her boss she will be in it for the long run and as long as she has a job, I have a job. Which is really no different only that she sounds more like she might stay rather than go. IDK, I am so confused at this point.

diyana
08-19-2009, 05:06 PM
Annie - I'm glad that your boss has decided to stay put for now! That's gotta be a bit of a relief for you. You don't have to try the twirling...just move the girls however you want (move the boobs day is tomorrow, remember). And if you need help movin' 'em, maybe T would like to help. ;)

happy2bme
08-19-2009, 06:32 PM
yikes Annie, I don't know what to make of boss' comment either - just glad to hear that you are safe for the moment.

Shad
08-19-2009, 07:35 PM
Morning all,

Annie - I hope that means good things for you and the job. If you don't mind, I won't try the twirling of the boobs for boobs day. It becomes uncomfortable when you lose your balance and tip forward and then tread on one or the other or both trying to regain the equilibrium.
Also I hope the DD comes through this next bout with flying colours. I'll give her courage and determination in spades. I would have said take it away, cut it off, do away with it etc., long before now.

Michelle - glad to hear you are on the improve and are heeding the dire warnings about relapses and not overdoing things. You've had a bit of a rough trot recently with flu, backs, asthma etc.

Happy - brushing the nipples against the blue suede shoes????? Now there could be an interesting sensation. Had to laugh about your Mums phone blues. I will be in the same boat next week since the provider has decided I am loyalty personified and upped my free calls and given me a new phone. There isn't much wrong with the old one and I quite like it even if I can't easily find all the gizmo's I used to be able to find.

Laura and Ceejay - enjoy your respective breaks. You've both really earned them so don't waste the time.

Mel - turn out the lights, open the curtains and enjoy the light and sound show. Awesome. Maintenance running smoothly?! WTF???! Watch out. Usually goes to **** in a handcart if I say something like that.

I'm off to fix my recent spate of boo boos. I went to pull my debit card out of the wallet yesterday to pay for the petrol and car wash and it wasn't there. Rung the bank to find out if it had been used - it hasn't and here are the last places you used it. Rung the electical shop and lo and behold the lovely man there has it all safe and sound in his till. I apparently dropped it on the floor of the shop and he picked it up and chased after me, but I was gone. Lucky me. I found someone honest!
Then I went to pick up the tiles for the trim on loo walls. Got them home, measured them out, worked out where I had to cut etc., and then DS2 pointed out they are floor tiles and not wall tiles and they will stand out on the wall compared to the other tiles. So back to the tile shop this morning to try to exchange them. Pity, because I just loved them and it took me ages to find them.

I have a list to beat all to-do lists today so I had better get on and do some things. I have a couple of scientific experiments going on in the fridge too. Aaaarrrgh.

And for those suffering from friction from the suede, flu's, worry, vacation days, and maintenance well being, here is a new rose out this morning. This is Radio Times and is just lovely and smells too good.

ceejay52
08-19-2009, 11:27 PM
You ladies make me laugh,a twirling boob day. :lol:

Happy
I don't think I could have tried that in front of the all seeing eye, camera. I was doing neck rolls one afternoon and felt some one watching me. My boss had brought over a new employee to view the plant. The boss didn't say any thing. He may have thought I was sleeping. I was doing a back wash precedure at the time, too. Lord I hope he wasn't thinking I was having seizures!

Michelle
Don't you give up girlfriend. I'm starting again this week end on my weight loss journey. I've been watching Oprah and Dr Oz has made some very good remarks on weight and one of them hit home to me. Fat around your back and stomach can sqeeze the internal organs causing all sorts of ailments. This may be where my blood pressure problem lies. I want this spare tire deflated.

Annie
I am glad that things are looking more in your favor at work. Prayers and hugs are being sent on behalf of you dd. She's too young to be dealing with this ordeal.

Shad
To bad the tiles were for the floor. But great news that the card was found. The ordeal with the bank card would have driven me nuts.

Hello to Mel, Patty and Laura. I didn't go back and read all the posts so I'll catch up tomorrow.

My RediSetGo appliance was here when I got home and after all the rain yesterday the card board box was soaked. I'm ready to try this thing and see if it meets it's reputation on QVC. If not it's going back.

When I was coming home tonight and was ready to turn on my street I saw the girls making their way down the street. I was not ready for them yet. Tomorrow I will be. I decided to go to the interstate in search of food. I bought a fried pork chop and okra. It was a little spicy--to much blach pepper. I'm really hungry for some fresh corn on the cob, green beans etc. I want my healthy eating habits to return.
Here's my plan for the girls tomorrow. If they need gas money it will not be given to them and I will tell them that a friend is going to mow from now on, plus weed eat and trim the bushes. If they do have the gas and want to mow, tomorrow will be their last day and I will tell them that I have myself on a schedule of going to be early.They can come if I'm home on the week end at least once. Last night I was in the bed by 8.30 p.m. I didn't get to exercise because I watched a show on VTN. I've been riding the bike for 15 minutes/4.3 miles/200 burned calories each night. Now to get my eating under control. I've had Slim Fast a couple of nights after work and I don't feel as bloated. I really need to be careful of the sugar intake and carb intake. I've learned that to much sugar can give me colitis and to many carbs can make me bloated.
Some of the girls in the blogs have been using photo's of what they eat. I'm thinking very seriously about doing this. Visual aids may help me see just exactly what I'm putting in my mouth.

MELODY525
08-20-2009, 09:02 AM
MICHELLE~ GLAD TO HEAR YOU AND DH ARE ON THE MEND. :hug: GOOD FOR YOU NOT RUSHING ANYTHING. WE NEED YOU HERE TO KICK OUR BUTTS WHEN WE DON'T KEEP UP WITH YOU......SO TAKE YOUR TIME GOING BACK TO THE GYM :rofl:

HAPPY~ YUM! GRILLED BRATS. I SAY THAT BUT HAVE NEVER HAD THEM :lol3: GLAD YOU GOT HOME BEFORE THE STORM. HOW ARE YOUR EYES DOING? I HAVE BEEN MEANING TO ASK FOR WEEKS NOW. :faint:

ANNIE~ GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD FOOD AND A GOOD DYE JOB CAN BRIGHTEN UP ANYONES SPIRITS. KEEPING MY FINGERS AND TOES CROSSED. HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH YOUR DS NEXT WEEK. WHERE IS THE TIME GOING HUH? AND AS FOR THE MOVE YOUR BOOBS DAY....MINE MOVE EVERY DAY!! :rofl: ;rofl: THEY DO THE SHAKE, RATTLE AND RILL! EVEN WITHOUT A "T"!!!!

LAURA~ GUESS THAT TV SHOWED YOU THAT YOU BETTER DO IT RIGHT AWAY! OMG!! WHAT A WAY TO GO...KICKING AND SCREAMING :flame: HAVE A GREAT VACATION. ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF IT AND NOT ON THE COMPUTER!! IF BACVON ISN'T USED ALL THE TIME THEN CANADIAN WOULD BE FINE I AGREE. I HAVEN'T FOUND ONE TURKEY BACON I CAN TOLERATE. THE TASTE IS AWFUL!:cry: HAVE SOME FUN TODAY!!

MELODY525
08-20-2009, 09:22 AM
PART 2.....DIDN'T SEE ANOTHER WHOLE PAGE HERE :rofl:

SHAD~ HOPE THE TO DO LIST WENT WELL. THANK GOD THE MAN FINDING THE CARD WAS HONEST AND KEPT IT SAFE. I LIVE IN FEAR OF LOSING MINE HERE IN THE CITY. IT WOULD BE CLEANED OUT BEFORE I GOT HOME :rofl: THE RADIO ROSE IS OF COURSE GORGEOUS AND YOU THINK YOU CAN SMELL IT BY JUST LOOKING AT THE PICTURE. SO BEAUTIFUL. TOO BAD ABOUT THE TILE...GOOD THING THE DS SAW IT BEFORE YOU BEGAN GLUING IT ONTO THE WALL :yikes: HOPE YOU FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE. HAPPY SHOPPING!!

JEANETTE~ GOOD PLAN WITH THE GIRLS. I WOULD HAVE JUST ENDED IT AND GOTTEN IT OVER WITH RIGHT NOW. HOPE THE READY. SET, GO WORKS OUT FOR YOU. I REALLY NEED TO GO AND LOOK AT IT. DON'T YOU HATE WHEN THE UPS MAN LEAVES STUFF OUT IN THE RAIN:rain: THEY REALLY SHOULD KNOW BETTER. GOOD LUCK WITH THE FOOD DECISIONS. :hug:

ANNIE~ I AM GLAD THE BOSS CAME TO HER SENSES. MAYBE SHE REALIZED JUST HOW MUCH SHE WAS LOSING AFTER RETHINKING HER IDEA!! SOME PEOPLE SAY STUFF JUST TO FEEL RIGHTEOUS AND SHOW OFF AND THEN REGRET THE STATEMENT!! EITHER WAY....KEEPING MY BODY PARTS CROSSED!!!

THE YOUNG KIDS ARE BACK IN FLORIDA. JEN LOOKS A BIT RELIEVED AND A TAD WASHED OUT. BEEN A LONG SUMMER....OVER 2 1/2 MONTHS FOR HER. THEY BOTH CAME BACK FROM THE AIRPORT AND WENT TO BED WITH TAKE-OUT FOOD. MAYBE THEY WILL SHOW THEIR HEADS TODAY :rofl: YESTERDAY WAS A BAD DAY IN THE BLDG. PEOPLE ARE SICK WITH A SUMMER "FLU"...THEY HAVE THE TROTS. A GAL IN THE OFFICE FELL AND BROKE/SPRAINED HER ANKLE. WE'RE STILL WAITING TO HEAR. I ENDED UP IN THE LOO TOO. THE GRANDSON TRIED TO FLY TO MY DESK AND HIT IT HEAD ON I THINK...CUTTING HIS EYELID. POOR SOD SAT THERE TILL I GOT OFF THE LOO!! I TOLD JEN NOT TO COME IN CAUSE THERE WAS A BAD SPELL AND SMELL LINGERING IN MY APARTMENT!!! TODAY THE BIRD AND I ARE FINE. GOING DOWN TO CHECK ON STUFF AND COMING BACK. LOTS OF THUNDER THESE DAYS AND RAIN ON AND OFF. VERY WEIRD SUMMER.
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY :moped

happy2bme
08-20-2009, 09:39 AM
Morning ladies,

Apparently there are some strong storms just west of me. Lots of lightning strikes. I'd rather be in the office than driving through it. So no time to post right now, gotta get on the road. Back later. :hug:

diyana
08-20-2009, 09:47 AM
Happy Move Your Boobs Day, Ladies!

Shad - Twirling is optional. My girls move just when I walk, especially when I do stairs. So I'm sure you're honoring the day in your own way with all you do. I am listening to my body and not overdoing it. I want to get over this cold or flu or whatever and not let it drag on. And if this cold helps boost my immunity for the fall/winter colds, then I'm all for it. I'm glad your debit card was found. I lost mine, and it was a major pain in the arse to get it replaced. Sorry that your lovely tiles are for the floor and not the wall. Thanks for posting the photo of Radio Times! It's so lovely and really brightened my day!

Ceejay - Good on ya' for starting again!! And for all the bike riding. Here's to deflating our waist tires! Good luck with your RediSetGo appliance. I'm eagerly awaiting your review. Sending you :goodvibes: as you stand up to those girls. YGG! As for food visual aides...in the work-sponsored weight management class I was taking, they suggested using a salad plate rather than a dinner plate so that the smaller portions visually fill the plate making it seem like more food. And to fill at least 1/2 the plate up with vegetables, no more than 1/4 with protein and no more than 1/4 with starch (rice, potatoes, pasta). Here's a link to the Portion Plate visual aide used in class: http://www.theportionplate.com/

Annie - So glad to hear the job situation is looking good for now! Still sending prayers and :angel: for your DD. Sending a big :hug: your way...you've had a helluva week.

Happy - The grilled brats sound WONDERFUL! I've been looking for some good turkey brats...but haven't found any yet. We grilled out hot dogs the other night, and I piled mine high with kraut! Yummm! Hope you make it to work before the big storms hit.

Mel - I'll be back in butt kicking form soon...don't you worry. I'm hoping to be over this crud by the weekend. :)

Laura - Since you only eat bacon on a rare occasion, I would say either enjoy the real stuff and plan around it....or try Canadian bacon. I hope you're having a wonderful vacation!!


Well, I'd better get to work.

Lots of love and hugs to all,

annie175
08-20-2009, 11:54 AM
All the comotion, I miss hump day. Today is even better...TWIRL YOUR BOOBS DAY!!! T was over on Tuesday night and did get his trash chore done. lol Of course I fixed dinner too, good trade off for him, I think, cause I never have even one trash can full of trash.

Chelle...typing while twirlling...I have only had 13 smacks in the face by the twirlers and stepped on them twice...
Slowly work your way back into your exercise routine, don't want to get you all the way down for months at a time with sickness.

Shad...the doc says sissy is too young to remove the cervix completely especially since she has not had children yet. I told sis that kids were not EVEN cracked up to all that. They are like puppies and kittens, they grow up and be dogs and cats...

Ceejay....glad you are getting back to the healthy routine. YGG.

MEL...I agree with the weird weather this summer. It has been gray, sunny, gray sunny now gray again and it is only going on 11 am. Hmmm a smelly loo, you must of had a blow out.

Happy...I am not a grilled brats, dogs, or weiner fan, however I would take anything right now that anyone wanted to cook for me.

Laura...hope the vacay is going well.

Hey to everyone.

Love and Hugs

happy2bme
08-20-2009, 02:37 PM
Hi all,

Here I sit in the cough-a-thon pod at work. Lots of throat clearing, coughing and a few sneezies. Wish these sickos would stay home :mad: All profess of course not to be contagious. :rolleyes: I was talking to DH last night and started feeling that icky stuff you get in your chest when you're sick. Wasn't sure if the cat was bothering me. DH made me take a snort - yep, just uncork the bottle and take a swig of Nyquil. It had an expiration date of November 08 but he said it was still good. I figured if I was coming down with something, drinking right out of the bottle was not a good idea, so I used the measuring cup. Darn if that stuff didn't make me sleep through the night. I only wished I could have slept about 3 hours more this morning. I think I'm right on the cusp of coming down with something - hoping I can fight it off.

It was a bit chilly this am with the rain so my girls are buried under several layers which is impacting my ability to twirl them. If I hold my left arm close to my chest, I can "flick one" - guess that will have to do. And it doesn't work on the right side. I do admit it's cheering up and otherwise gloomy, miserable day. :D Annie is doing this with hers apparently :kickcan: step drag step drag :rofl:

Yesterday we had a meatball sub for supper. I could have done worse eating wise but I am missing my more healthy fare. Can't wait to get to the grocery store this weekend and stock up on the good stuff again. I could do the hot dogs or brats once every other month or so, been eating too much of that stuff for my liking tho DH sees nothing wrong with it. I was hoping to have enough vegetables to make a batch of Michelle's veggie soup but most everything is wilted enough not to be appealing. :( I tried my best to clear out the fridge before we went on vacation.

Annie - hope your DD will be ok. My niece is dealing with the same problem. Darn if that isn't the most stubborn thing! I agree with you - no offense to parents but yep, kids are not the be all end all and pinnacle of one's life. ;) And the bigger concern would be what you could be passing to the fetus in either the "growing environment" or with the treatments. So many odd things people deal with now that I don't remember hearing when we were younger. I guess gestational thyroid issues are huge now too.

Michelle - I think there is great merit in the salad plate idea. It sure makes the Lean Cuisines look like you've got more there :lol: I think I'd rather eat 1 real brat once a month instead of turkey substitutes. I like others have not found a decent turkey sausage / bacon replacement although I have gotten used to turkey chili and meatloaf and don't mind it at all - perhaps it's because I use a 70/30 mix with some real beef thrown in.

Mel - ouch, poor Grandson. Guess flying is tricky. Hope you can avoid that summer flu - it's really devistating. Not enough Mucinex in NJ to see you through it so hide woman and take your antibacterial hand scrub with you! Hope Jen can get her rest now that the kids are back in school.

Laura - hope you are having a great vacation. Looks like a stormy day for you today too - great for napping! Did you get that TV?

Ceejay - what's a ReadySetGo? Hope it works as well as they show on TV. My food processor (while it dices nice salads) is sitting on the counter in the back. :dunno: It's good that you can identify what foods make you feel better and which are just bad triggers. Now if only we could stick to the plan :^:

Shad - good to hear that you patronize an honest shop maker. Glad you got the debit card back with your funds intact! Could have been scary. The new rose is quite pretty - hope it smells divine. Bummer on the wrong tile. I did the same thing - found the absolute perfect counter tile. Just loved it and it was the right size, color and pattern. Yayyyy. Then DH points out that it's wall tile and won't work on the counters. :cry: Just ruined the entire scheme. Hope you can find something that works for you too.

Hi Patty! :wave: Hope things are going ok on the work front.

I'm soooo sleepy right now. Wish I could crawl somewhere and take a snooze. The day's only half over. Must-make-this-somewhat-boring-analysis-job-more-interesting. :lol: I hope I can make it to bed earlier. Being super tired like this is generally a sign I'm coming down with something but if I can sleep it off, I can generally avoid it.

Happy Thursday to you. **tips hat**

annie175
08-20-2009, 03:08 PM
Happy, blame the tired on the Nyquil and you didn't get it slept off. Sometimes periods coming on make me tired. Or hey, working two jobs and not sleeping at night. It sucks. Start popping extra vitamin Cs. It may all be in my head that it helps ward off the sniffles, but it seems to work whatever it is. I have been working on the 2010 Strategic Plan for two days straight, and my eyes are going crazy. Too much computer and numbers. and really how well can ANYONE guess the future of next year? Slap some numbers in there and hope for the best is what I want to do, however everything has to be justified.

diyana
08-20-2009, 04:11 PM
Hey ladies -

I had a great weigh in today!! :goodscale: I was down 6 lbs!! :woohoo: Now, I'm thrilled and all, but I wonder what's up...I find it hard to believe that just getting over TOM and having this cold and NOT being able to exercise would cause me to lose 6 lbs in week. Hopefully, the scale doesn't "adjust" next week.

Annie - you be careful while twirling, okay? Big hugs for you and DD.

Happy - I hope you don't get sick. Take plenty of Vit. C and Vit. D. Definitely try to get to bed early (like before 11 at least). This bugger hangs on. I went to our clinic at work, and even though the infection seems to have cleared up, the doc gave me some antibiotics and a codeine cough syrup - good stuff! Nyquil is great stuff too. I was taking that over the weekend...probably why I literally slept all the way from Friday morning until Monday night - only got up to eat and go potty. Twirl 'em, flick 'em, long as you're movin' 'em anyway you can it's all good!! :lol: DH is an all beef kinda guy...not sure I could sneak turkey into his meatloaf.

Mel - Hope grandson is doing okay.

Signing off for now.

Love and hugs,

annie175
08-20-2009, 04:19 PM
OMG...WOWSER CHELLE on the 6 lbs down.....see what did I tell you...and TOM can do a 10 lb up number on you. If the scale is not friendly next week, don't be upset....good things come to those who wait.....Hugs back at cha.

Shad
08-20-2009, 05:43 PM
Morning all,

Michelle - congratulations on the 6lbs. I have to say I expected a loss for you of around 4lb but you've blown it out of the water. This is a combination of fluid loss and fat loss. You may not lose much next week but provided you look after the diet and exercise gently, you shouldn't put any back on. Well done.

Happy - hope you are not coming down with anything. Keep up the citrus and the fluids and flush it right out. Brats I guess are a type of sausage. I like a good flavoured sausage but I am well aware that they don't do me any favours with weight loss. Get thee to the supermarket lass.

Annie - you too need to watch the diet and fluids with the extra stress of carrying two jobs. As for the yearly projection - it's just a guess. No one can predict it too accurately. I always aim for a 10% increase in household expenditure for my budget - not that that compares with your company budget but the theory is the same. Just the scale differs.

Ceejay - hope you manage to convince those girls that you mean business. The cheek of asking for an advance for fuel. They are running a business, they need to learn to budget and run their costs to work with their income. But if they are young generation X people, then it's all about looking groovy and cool and to **** with commitment.

Mel - broken/sprained ankle??? How did they manage that. Trip over the dog? Say hi to Jen when you see her, and look after the bird - he is the only one I've ever heard of with a black eye.

With that, I guess it is time to move along and finish the coffee, watch the news and get on with the day. As soon as the temp rises marginally, I will go out and see how the garden grows this morning. Our daytime temps are rising but it is still cool in the early morning. Better treasure it while I can, I'll be complaining soon enough.

See ya

ceejay52
08-20-2009, 10:06 PM
Michelle
Great job on those 6 pounds lost. You sound like one of the Biggest Loser contestants.

Mel
Glad to hear that Richie and Jen are all tucked in bed. They need a good rest. Hope the woman in the office is okay. Sprain's can be as bad as a break. Poor grandson, the bird, Hope he's okay too. Glad you are feeling better.

Happy
Those thunder storms above you hit us. It was loud too I jumped out of my chair as the one right above the plant crackled. It shook the building and one of the plug in junction box sizzled. I agree that when you take med's like Nyquil and xanax you have to have more sleep.

Shad, Annie, Patty and Laura, :wave:

The ordeal with the "girls" I hope is finished. They have been told that this week end is their last time to mow. And I've told them I have to be in the bed earlier than 9.00 p.m. on my working day's. I was getting a little anxious but I thought I did it in a professional manner.

I used the redi set go appliance and I do like it. But beware you need to be near a ventahood. That little thing puts out some steam. I fixed chicken strips tonight which may be why there was a lot of steam. They were really tender. I'll try one of the recipe's later. I miss my Foreman. May get one of those tomorrow. I have angus meat to make burgers or a meat loaf.

diyana
08-21-2009, 09:00 AM
Happy Friday ladies -

It was a short week for me, but it feels like it lasted forever. I'm exhausted. I hope this weekend will be relaxing. DH is saying he wants to go fishing both days since we only have about 6 weeks of decent weather left. The weather is already starting to cool down with highs in the upper 60s tomorrow and low 70s on Sunday. At least there's not supposed to be any rain after today.

Annie - Thanks for the congrats and the warning about next week. I'm gonna stick to plan and exercise when my body allows and hopefully I'll be able to avoid a gain.

Shad - I'm going to heed your advice and really stick to it this week...I'm in the two teens now and don't want any upward movement of the scale. Brats (aka bratwurst) are a very yummy sausage...extremely popular in the Upper Midwest. As our weather is cooling off...yours is heating up. Enjoy the cool mornings in the garden!

Ceejay - Good on ya' for standing up to the girls and getting them to respect what you want/need. You are (or were) their customer, and customers have to be treated well or they will take their business elsewhere. Glad you like the redi set go appliance.

A big :wave: to Mel, Happy, Patty, Laura and everyone!

Love and big hugs,

MELODY525
08-21-2009, 09:01 AM
TODAY JEN AND I WILL HAVE SOME TIME TO REHASH THE SUMMER. WE HAVEN'T HAD A GOOD CHIN WAG IN MONTHS. I COULD DO WITHOUT THE SUMMER DETAILS :rofl: THE CARPET MEN WILL BE HERE FOR THE NEXT 3-4 DAYS. SAT & SUN I HAVE TO GET THEM INSIDE AND STARTED. HOPEFULLY THEY WON'T BOTHER ME AND JUST DO THEIR JOB. NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS. THEY COME TOO EARLY AND LEAVE TOO LAT...I AM SURE THAT'S HOW IT'S GONNA GO. TODAY WILL FIRM UP THE TIMES. I NEED SOME BREAKFAST.:hun:
HAPPY FRIDAY :moped:

MICHELLE & ANNIE...NOW LOOK WHAT YOU WENT AND DID....MY BOOBS ARE ALL BRUISED AND SORE FROM YESTERDAY'S ATTEMPTS AT TWIRLING. THEY HIT EVERYTHING IN SIGHT INCLUDING MY HEAD. :belly:

MICHELLE~ CONGRATS ON THE WEIGHTLOSS!! NO MATTER WHAT THE REASON :cheer3: :cheer2 :cheer:

ANNIE~ I THINK T IS GETTING THE BETTER END OF THE DEAL. SO NEXT TIME LOAD UP THE CANS!! :lol3: I AM NOT EVEN SURE GOD KNOWS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT MONTH...LET ALONE NEXT YEAR!!!!

HAPPY~ SENDING A HUG AND HOPE YOU AREN'T GETTING SICK. MAYBE THE SINUSES ARE ADJUSTING TO THE CHANGES IN FLORA SINCE COMING HOME....AOR TOO. :hug:

JEANETTE~ KEEP US POSTED ON THE APPLIANCE. A FRIEND OF MINE SAID SHE LOVED IT LAST YEAR. I THINK IT'S THE SAME THING. HOW DO YOU LIKE THE FOREMAN GRILL? ENOUGH TO BUY ANOTHER ONE THEN? I KEEP THINKING OF ONE.

SHAD~ SEND SOME COOL AND LESS HUMID WEATHER OVER HERE!! I FEEL LIKE WE'VE MOVED TO THE RAINFOREST!:rain: I FIND IT FUNNY THAT THE ROSES ARE GROWING SO WELL AND SUMMER ISN'T THERE YET. HAVE FUN IN THE GARDEN!! LOL

UPDATE: THE BIRD HAS A BLACK AND BLUE EYELID. BUT NOT MUCH. HE SEEMS FINE BUT IS CALMER. SOON ENOUGH HE WILL BE BACK TO HIS NASTY SELF.

THE WOMAN SPRAINED AND TORE A LIGAMENT IN HER ANKLE. SHE'S IN A SOFT BOOT CAST NOW AND WILL BE BACK MONDAY. THIS IS THE ONE RECOVERING FROM A NECK BONE FUSION! :yikes: SHE FELL AS SHE WAS GETTING OFF A CHAIR. :dunno:

happy2bme
08-21-2009, 10:53 AM
Morning all,

Wow, Friday already. This week sure flew by. Highs in the 60's Michelle? Geez, I noticed our LOWS were hitting the upper 60's and I thought that was bad. I am noticing things too that signal summer is rolling to an end. Some early turning trees are starting already, I can see the sun at a lower angle - when I turn into my driveway at night it kinda "fogs" the windshield making it hard to see if the glass isn't completely clean. The nights are getting cooler too. Just a bit but enough to notice. DH said we should think about closing the pool for the season :( but I have to admit, we missed the last hot spell when we were on vacation and it's getting too cool at night and not warm enough during the day to keep the water above 80 degrees which is swimmable to me.

In other news...

Michelle - you rock girl :carrot: Congrats on SIX freakin' pounds down. That is awesome. I know you were so bummed the other week when you were very good and had a slight gain but I guess that shows you that we just have to be patient. Awesome! :yay: I hope you can get out early and fish both days. The one positive about summer winding down is that I find at least I put more of a focus on enjoying those last few weeks - sounds like you do too.

Mel - the idea of you swinging around with your boobs socking you in the head had me in stitches :lol3: Poor baby birdy with a black eyelid :hug: He must have wacked himself good. Give him an extra seed treat. And have a good chat with the DD.

Ceejay - glad you got things straightened out with the girls. Sometimes that can be a real pain. I will have to check out that redi set go appliance. I have an original George Foreman griller, I think the ones out now are much improved.

Shad - did you get out and work that garden? Guess you are right - enjoy those cool mornings before the blazing sun comes down on you. Or just go sniff those pretty roses!

Annie - if theres one thing that sux more than the strategic plan, it's the duffo-rama FIVE YEAR strategic plan. :rolleyes: I'm glad I don't have to deal with that right now but we would all dread that one. Took us 5 years to get the darn thing done and we rarely got much of anything accomplished other than 5,000 prints of various versions. I really admire you for working 2 jobs, don't know where you get the energy from.

Coffee break is over. Best get to finishing my analysis. Hellos to Patty and Laura - have a good Friday everybody.

annie175
08-21-2009, 11:15 AM
Well here it is FRIDAY!!!

Samantha and I leave for St. Louis tomorrow morning for a safe, uneventful, accident-free trip....insert prayers here. It is bachlorette party weekend. Party bus leaves at 7:00 pm Saturday night. The bus' decor is 1960s with a stripper pole inside. Beer and jello shots provided on the bus. I am taking a bottle of Jose Cuervo Margarita, as I am not much into anything else. May try a jello shot as I have never had one. Hard to believe, but nope have not...Will head back home on Sunday. Quick weekend, then work at Humana and CVS on Monday. I won't be worth a poo.

Shad...while you are beginning to enjoy the wonderful weather coming your way, we get to look forward to the yuckiness of winter. Yuck! We have not had much of a summer here in Indy, mostly rain, rain and more rain. Sick of rain.

Ceejay...good for you for sticking to your guns with the girls and mowing. The little sh*ts these days don't seem to want to work for their money, they want it handed to them. I want mine handed to me too, but also work my *ss off earning it.

Chelle...I would love to go fishing with you and DH this weekend, I think it would be entertaining for all of us. lol I absolutely love to fish and have not been in about 5 years. That is disgusting, especially as much as I enjoy it. Have a relaxing, re-couperating, fishing weekend my dear.

MEL...OMG bruised boobies are not good. Mine too are brusied, saggy and wrinkly however only the bruised part is from twirling. haha. They look disgusting and that is NOT a haha. You and Jen should fix some tea (long island) and have a nice conversation.

I am leaving today at 2:00 pm, taking personal time off. I have a few things I want to accomplish before the travels this weekend. I have not visited mom and dad for 2 weeks cause of all this working. I am going by their house first, then off to home to get other things done.

Woke up with a headache this morning, too much stress this week, not enough booze. haha

Hello to EVERYONE...

Have a groovy weekend. I most likely will not be posting this weekend.

Love and Hugs,

annie175
08-21-2009, 11:19 AM
Hey Happy, you sneaker inner....yeah strategic plans do require a lot of death to trees. Way too many copies IMO. I agree the weather is too cold for swimming, you would freeze your tassles off. The weather is just plain weird. Have a great weekend, my dear.

Laura705
08-21-2009, 11:20 AM
Annie – Glad to hear you're still in a job. Not sure why your job goes if your boss's doesb, hmmm. I think I'd have some nasty (more like jealous) thoughts about someone who doesn't really need a job who's still working and taking a spot someone else could certainly fill. But since that isn't the case here, then it's good she's staying on. The 2010 budget was one of my recently completed projects. Round 1 anyway. Safe trip!!

Ceejay – Oh, yeah - easier to hire than to fire. Hope that goes okay for you. Too funny to find the boss and guest catching you doing the neck rolls! I always worry that a big shot's going to come walking by my cube right when I'm changing from gym shoes and athletic socks into trouser socks and dress shoes – at the point when my feet are bare. How very professional! :o

Happy – I hope you stay healthy amid all the sickies. Nyquil knocks me out too, thankfully. Nothing worse than feeling bad than being awake all night feeling bad.

Mel – Ow, broken ankle, on top of neck fusion. Enjoy the time with Jen. Finally the carpet is going in! Hope that goes smoothly.

Michelle – Congrats on the loss, take it any way it comes, within reason, of course! Very hard to know why the body gains and loses or maybe it's more likely retains and loses. When it's humid, my watch band feels tighter and when it's cool & dry – very loose around my wrist.

Hello to Patty!

Shad – I'm glad your debit card was located without too much trouble. Bummer on the tile! Hope you find another perfect tile for your application. Oh, I really like the Radio Times rose. Very pretty.

Vacation's been nice so far. We picked up the tv from a couple not far from us. Of course it was a dusty time removing the old one from the wall bracket (we've got it on a hospital style thingy attached to the wall). The replacement set has the same size screen, but smaller housing and silver instead of dark, so it blends a bit better with our light colored walls. The cable box no longer could sit on top of the tv (due to aforementioned smaller tv housing), so we pulled out the (unused) vcr and put the cable box in that spot in the holder under the tv. I think we're going to recycle both the kaput tv and the old vcr today – an electronics dealer in our area accepts them for free.

Wed. night was dinner w/ my HS friend. Very nice, except my drive to the restaurant – pouring rain. But it cleared out by the time we finished. Thursday lunch was a sushi/seafood buffet with my movie group friends. I didn't eat any raw stuff, but I enjoyed it and would go back with bf sometime. Rest of yesterday was nice – dog walk, sewing, tv, reading. Enough sun and warmth for me in between brief rain/cloud sessions. Today's started off cool and gloomy, boo. Tonight is a memorial service for my brother who passed in April. The April service was out of state where he and his family live, and this one is her in Chicago where there's still many friends and family. Can't say I'm looking forward to this (the April one was so very difficult to get through), but I'm glad everyone here will be able to pay their respects. After that I'm going to game night at one of the movie gals' house. Between now and then…maybe some sewing, online shopping and general puttering. Still need to find lodging for our short getaway next week! Any of our Midwestern contingent been to Saugatuck, Michigan??

Sorry for the long ramble! Have a good Friday everyone!

diyana
08-21-2009, 01:38 PM
Mel - Poor grandson with the bruised eyelid. :hug: Enjoy your time with Jen.

Happy - I'm definitely going to savor these last weeks of summer. DH said it will probably be too windy to fish on Saturday, but we'll definitely get out on Sunday. I'm noticing it getting darker earlier...and it's now dark when I leave for work (at 5:30 am). But hopefully in a few months, I'll get home before dark...that would be a treat. I hope you have a great weekend! Are you going to the Farmer's Market?

Annie - Good for you for leaving early today! So nice that you're making time to see your folks before your weekend getaway. Sounds like your weekend will be a total blast! Sending lots of :goodvibes:, prayers and :angel: for a safe trip. You've never had a jello shot? I really like 'em. Next time you're up this way, DH and I will definitely take you fishing! It would be such a great time!! Oh, and I'm sure T does NOT think your boobs look disgusting. Annie, how 'bout you and I make a pact to not talk about the cold season coming up, okay?

Laura - Sounds like most of your vacay week was very nice. Sending you :hug: for the memorial service. Losing a loved one is so hard. I hope you can ease your sorrows with the laughs at game night! I've never been to Saugatuck Michigan...I don't even know where that is. Have fun making getaway plans.

Well, it's back to work for this chick!

Here's to a great rest of the day and a wonderful weekend for all of us!

happy2bme
08-21-2009, 02:17 PM
Quick peek in. Safe travels Annie :crossed: beware the jello shots. Soooo smooth going down and then they turn your legs to .... JELLO. :lol: Get some sleep in between the busy moments.

I'll be back later...

ceejay52
08-21-2009, 07:45 PM
I opened a can of worms but at least on upper cabinet is almost clean out and things I don't need or use is out of the cabinet. I'll taken it to the thrift store next week end.

One more day of freedom left. I really could use about three more.

Annie
Have a safe trip.

Every one have a good week end.

1day@atime
08-21-2009, 10:50 PM
Hello Ladies,

Another busy week at work. A few of us are going to be moving to another building, so was busy trying to pack in between meetings and trying to get some work done. Monday is move day, & wed if my first day with new company.

Annie - Keeping your DD & you in my prayers. Have a fun and safe trip...Watch out for that pole.

Ceejay - i hear ya, i could use a day or two off. Good deal on taking items to the thrift store.

Mitchellez - WTG on the 6 lb loss. You go girl!

Ladies, losing power here and i can't seem to find the power cord. I will log on later and finish up

MELODY525
08-22-2009, 09:07 AM
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THE RUG MEN ARE ALREADY HERE AND INSTALLING CARPET :yikes: GOOD THING I GOT UP EARLY!
JEN AND I HAD A GREAT DAY YESTERDAY. SHE SLEPT IN AND LOOKS MUCH BETTER. I THINK HER WEIGHT LOOKS GOOD ALSO.....FOR HER THAT IS. SHE TOOK A GOOD LOOK AT THE GRANDSON AND WE WASHED OFF SOME OF THE BLOOD ON HIS WING. HE WAS USING IT TO CLEAN HIS EYE. HE HASN'T TRIED TO FLY SINCE AND NOW SQUAWKS FOR ME TO CARRY HIM EVERY WHERE!!! :faint: MAYBE I CAN TEACH HIM HOW TO DRIVE ONE OF THE CHAIRS!!!

I CAN'T READ TODAY SO I WON'T DO PERSONALS. EYES ARE VERY TEARY. JUST "WEATHER" SINUSES AND THE SMELLS OF RUG JUNK.
SO HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. :moped:

happy2bme
08-22-2009, 11:53 AM
Good morning ladies,

Time to get the hair colored. I need it. She did alot of blonde this time and my roots are in serious need of a touch up. Also some fairy came along in the night and painted the hairs on my temples gray. :mad: My appt is at 11 so that kind of breaks up today. I think I'll hit the grocery store on the way home and get that done and over with. I promised DH I would tackle the garage tomorrow and I have a few more small items to put away from the vacation stuff.

Annie - you're already gone but hope you have a safe trip and a good time.

Mel - glad to hear that Jen has a few ounces on those bones of hers. Take good care of the grandson. Talk to him about the dangers of being "flighty". :D LOVED you pic of the kitties.

Patty - have a good weekend and build up strength to finish that packing.

Ceejay - why do the days off go twice as fast as the work days? Make the most of your last day off.

Michelle - hope the weather co-operates for a little fishing.

Laura - I think I was in Saugatuck once but it was so long ago that it can be very different now. I use the Internet and review places like Trip Adviser dot com to check out places ahead of time. Have you been to Door County in Wisconsin? I hear it's nice if not a bit pricy.

Shad - hope you got some quality garden time in. Sorry to hear you have a headache today. Put a cool cloth on your eyes and soak up some sun outside.

Time to pop in the shower and get a move on. Have a great weekend all.

MELODY525
08-22-2009, 05:15 PM
SOMEHOW I JUST LOST MY WORD POST :tantrum:
I AM TOO BUSHED TO REPEAT IT. SO JUST KNOW THAT I WAS SYMPATHETIC TO THOSE THAT NEEDED IT, ENCOURAGING TO SOME, ROOTING FOR OTHERS. DISHING OUT KISSES AND HUGS AND......

LAURA~ I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR BROTHER IN APRIL. I MISS MY "BABY" BROTHER ALMOST EVERY DAY. SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS YOUR WAY AND HOPE YOU GET THRU THIS MEMORIAL SERVICE. REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES. :hug:

OK KIDS. I NEED FOOD AND A SHOWER...SOME JAMMIES AND MY FEET UP AND THE TV RUNNING! TOMORROW IS DAY 2 FOR THE OTHER OFFICE. THIS TIME THEY DO NOT NEED MY ASSISTANCE CAUSE THAT HALLWAY HAS NO SENIOR TRAFFIC...THANK GOD!!! TODAY WAS ONE ARGUMENT AFTER ANOTHER..."NO MAM YOU CANNOT GO PAST ALL THE OFFICE FURNITURE OUT IN THE HALL AND TRY AND SQUEEZE YOUR 3 FOOT WIDE WALKER AND 4 FOOT WIDE BUTT DOWN THAT 2 FOOT CREVICE"... AND PLEASE STOP BANGING INTO MY CHAIR AND SPITTING IN MY FACE :rofl:
SENIORS....GOTTA LOVE 'EM...NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1day@atime
08-22-2009, 11:04 PM
Hello Ladies,

Happy - That same fairy traveled to my house too. I have so much grey in my temples. Every once in a while, i use that moose hair dye to cover up when i just can't stand it. Hope your color is comes out the way you want it.

Mel - take care of those eyes..

Laurie - Sorry to hear about your brother passing back in April.

Today i went up to the office, packed more things... tomorrow going over to visit my parents.

MELODY525
08-23-2009, 08:58 AM
http://images-partners-tbn.google.com/images?q=tbn:Bc1Jfsy7B2aGbM:www.all4humor.com/images/files/Sleepy%2520Kitty.jpgCAN YOU TELL I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF...I'M BACK. :lol3: :lol3: I CAN HARDLY KEEP MY EYES OPEN BUT THE MEN AREN'T HERE YET. THE DARK WEATHER DOESN'T HELP EITHER. THE BOSS CAME LAST NIGHT AND THEY ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO PAY ME FOR THE 16 HOUR TOTAL I WORKED YESTERDAY. 12/RUGS, 3/DOORS AND 1/OFFICE. MAYBE PUT IT IN JEN'S NAME. CAME UP, TOOK ANOTHER SHOWER AND JUMPED INTO BED AT 9:30. I SET THE TIMER ON THE TV AND HAVE NO IDEA HOW FAST I WENT TO SLEEP!

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PATTY~ YOU'RE BECOMING GOOD AT THIS PACKING THING...NOW YOU CAN GO TO WORK FOR BEKINS MOVERS! :dance: HAVE FUN WITH THE PARENTS!

happy2bme
08-23-2009, 01:41 PM
Howdy chicks,

It's really nice outside. A shade of pleasant cool. Good for working outside which I will do shortly. Got all my errands done yesterday so I can focus around here today.

I am excited about having the lean meats, veggies and fruits back in the house again. Gained 3 pounds eating the junk stuff last week but as of this morning I am down 2 of those 3 "new" pounds. Some scrambled eggs and fresh fruit for a light lunch I think.

Mel - had to laugh about people plodding through with the "wide load" and the walkers. I'm sure you've seen alot. I think we need to put bumper guards on your chair and get you a welder's mask. 16 hour day yesterday???? Be careful it doesn't bite you in the butt. Less work, more rest today, okay? I hope you get all of your pay no matter how they have to work it.

Wow you are a trooper packing the office on a Saturday Patty. But I'm sure you want to hit the ground running on Monday. I have very stubborn gray - the temp stuff just colors my skin, not my hair :lol:

Laura, I hope the memorial for your brother was nice. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. :hug: So hard to deal with those things, yet it is nice to celebrate someone's life too. Sometimes the hurt never goes away completely.

Ceejay I guess you're back at work on such a beautiful day. Bummer. :(

And speaking of work, best get outside myself before the day is completely gone. Spend it wisely.

ceejay52
08-23-2009, 03:31 PM
Happy
Yes, unfortunately I'm back at work. Congrats on those 2 out of 3 pounds lost. I'm at least trying this week and I do have to say one thing, MY body is liking it.

Mel
Too funny about the bird wanting you to cart him around. :lol:

Patty
Have you finished packing the office yet?

Laura
((hugs))

Annie
Have a safe trip, but have fun. Enjoy your week end.

Had a bad nights sleep last night. Would sleep for a couple of hours and wake up. I don't think I took the xanax.

The "girls" mowed my yard for the last time on Saturday and told me they were planning on going to Hot Springs where she grew up in September. She's told me that once before but I think they are being forced to leave. Then her ex moved back in with them. I'm not sure what they will do, but it's not my problem. I did give them some items that I was going to take to the Thrift Store. I have a feeling that her son will move back in with them.
I heard a loud pop while ago but could not find any wrong with in the plant.

Sometimes I really get tired of working here. I'm not sure how much longer that I can hold out working 12 hour days and moving 600 pound chemical drums. The money is the only thing that is holding me here. And these weeks that have 44 hours over time and working 12 hour days is rediculous. I'm a little depressed.
The all seeing camera is watching me so I'm out of here.

Shad
08-23-2009, 07:08 PM
Yesterday got away from me, so I apologise for not getting in here. The last couple of days have been very hot for this time of year. We are not used to going from warm and cozy to hot and bothered in two days. We have now been put on high fire alert and not allowed to light our barbeques etc due to the soaring temp today (33C or 96F) and high winds. Wasn't planning on that anyway.

Ceejay - I can totally relate to the job woes. I think we must all be having them right now. The number of people who have spoken about the loathing they have for the job they have had for years is amazing. Says alot for the employer/ employee relationships and the bond with the almighty dollar.

Happy - well done on 2 or the 3 pounds gained and lost. Go girl. Hope you managed to get all of those chores done around the house and all the boxes shifted. 5 years must be some sort of record! Although maybe not, now I come to think about it. Glad you got to the fresh food market today.

Mel - time to get those peepers under cover. 16 hours. Sometimes I wonder what I am going to do with you. We do not want you to get another outbreak of skin problems or any of the virus' going around. My sister in NZ and my nephew in Melbourne have both got the flu. They are sneezing at each other over facebook. I'm keeping well out of the spray.

Patty - Moving office on a weekend? Have fun with the little spare time you have left for yourself.

Okay - I am off to browse the threads and then start painting in the loo while it is still cool enough to do so. An hour or so in there will just about see me done with the paint. Tiling is not far off either.

I'll be back later to check up on the rest of your weekend.

MELODY525
08-24-2009, 08:49 AM
:wave: WAVING TO HAPPY CEEJAY AND SHAD.....I SEE YOU 3 POSTED. BUT I WILL BE BACK LATER OR TOMORROW. I NEED TO FINISH HOT GLUING STUIFF FOR THE SENIOR BBQ THAT IS TOMORROW. I HAD NO TIME OVER THE WEEKEND AND WHEN I DID I NEEDED THE REST. JEN AND I HAD ANOTHER GOOD TALK LAST NIGHT. I THINK WE WILL BE ALL TALKED OUT BY THE END OF THE WEEK :rofl:
HAPPY MONDAY AND HAVE A GREAT DAY :wave: WAVING TO EVERYONE ELSE TOO!!

happy2bme
08-24-2009, 08:59 AM
Mornin' all,

My car has a boo boo. Apparently a rock hit one of the headlights and made a small hole which fogged up the lamp. DH is taking me to work and he will get the car fixed and we have to leave shortly. What a sweetie :hug:

So I'm just waving hi now, will get back on around lunch time. :wave:

diyana
08-24-2009, 09:19 AM
Happy Monday ladies -

DH and I went fishing yesterday. The fish weren't biting at all. We think they were hiding down at the depths of the lake because the waterskiers and jetskiers had the water all churned up. Couldn't blame those folks for being out enjoying the nice weather too. Next weekend, we'll try and get out on the lake around dawn so that we have 4 or 5 hours of fishing time before the waterskiers hit the lake. Even though we didn't catch anything, it was a gorgeous sunny day and so nice to be out on the boat.

On Saturday, I spent the morning doing website work. DH is assigned to work on the website at his company, which he would be able to do without any problems as he's pretty darn good with websites. However, the person who initially designed the site seemed to have no idea what they were doing. They set up templates but the pages didn't function as templates...all very confusing. I spent about 3 hours on Saturday morning trying to fix what the original designer mucked up. It should be all good to go now for DH and easy for him to maintain. :) It's nice to be able to help him out for once, as he fixes my computer issues all the time. I was going to spend Saturday afternoon working on my website, but it was so nice out that I decided to take a nap on the chaise lounge outside. I did that on Sunday morning before fishing too. So blissful, to relax with the dogs around, outside under the shade of the trees listening to the birds. Ahhh.

I have a bunch of errands to run after work, but I'm definitely going to make time to play frisbee and ball with the dogs. We did that a lot this weekend, and they really enjoy it...and yes, so do I. I've still got a tight, crud filled chest, so I'm gonna hold off on the gym for a couple more days.

I'm not sure if the scale will be kind to me this week even though I've stayed within my points. I feel like such a slug since I can't exercise. :( But I know...I gotta get healthier first.

Patty - Good luck with the move today. :hug: Speaking of graying temples...why is it "distinguished" on men, but not on women? And why does Just for Men work in 5 minutes, where women's hair color takes so much longer? It's just not fair. :lol: Hope you had a nice visit with your parents. :)

Mel - I loved the kitty massage photo...so cute! Glad you had a nice time with Jen. I hope your eyes get better. Sheesh, you and Grandson with your eye issues! Sounds like you had quite the day dealing the seniors and the carpet layers. You worked 16 hours on Saturday? No wonder you were tired, and your eyes too!

Happy - My hair gets the most gray on my temples as well, and for some reason, when I get it colored, even though my stylist always puts the color on my temples, it never seems to last more than a few days. The rest of my gray hair isn't stubborn...just the temple area. Luckily, unless you look closely, it blends in fairly well with the rest of the blonde. You're right...Door County is very nice. It is a bit pricey, but the scenery along the lake shore reminds me very much of Massachusetts, especially Cape Cod. Glad you lost most of the junk food weight you gained...and good on ya' for getting to the store and farmers market. Sorry to hear about your headlight. DH is so nice to drive you to work and get it fixed. :)

Ceejay - Good for your for not worrying about the girls anymore. Wherever they go, whatever they do is up to them. As for you, you are a trooper for handling those long hours and all that overtime. I used to have to work long hours when I first started here (65-75 hour weeks were very common). But thankfully, since I transfered to a different team nearly two years ago, my work hours ore much more normal.

Shad - 96F with high winds?! Wow that is hot and definitely a fire danger. Hang in there and try and stay cool. At least you're smart and do your outside work in the cooler mornings (if there is such a thing with that kind of heat).

Annie - I hope you had a wonderful, fun weekend and safe travels!

I've got tons of stuff to get done today, now that my head is clearer than last week (even if my chest is still full of gunk).

Love and hugs,

annie175
08-24-2009, 09:41 AM
Whew weeeeeeee, Monday. What a fabulous weekend. So much stinkin fun. Only took us 4 hours to get home, usually a 5 hour drive. Traffic must of been on our side, plus the one stop I made to go potty, Sam and BF didn't want to get out, so it went quicker.

The party bus, was just that a huge party. WOW!! Um jello shots, don't like them so much. Makes the jello taste funny. Yes, I was over drunk. Woke up yesterday still drunk and a tremendous headache. What a drive home that was. Was sober enough to drive by noon, head still hurt tho. Went to bed when I got home and slept for an hour. All of the brides friend's called me a MILF (Mother I liked to f*cH) for half the night then started calling me a Cougar (a good looking woman over 40 who is dating a younger man-T is 4 years younder than I). How funny. The stripper pole was hilarious. Good time was had by all....oh and we had to wear "Hello my name is" tags. My name was Eileen Ulick (I lean, you lick)....

Shad....don't forget to add to your resume' LOO PAINTER and LOO TILER...lol

MEL...those crazy eyes for yours. Hope they are better this morning. Maybe it is all the senior spit that makes your eyes blurry.

Happy...that d*mned ole gray hair fairy, she has sisters all over the place cause they show up at my house too. Not too keen on the jello shots, I stuck to my margaritas.

Ceejay...cleaning cabinets is not the most fun I ever had. Yik

Patty...I am sending you an extension cord to the losing power cord...come on sista you can get with this program. I am confident in you.

Laura...Glad the vacay was enjoyable, now back to the real world.

Chelle...you are on for fishing when/if I make it up your way. OK, no cold talk..deal. Hope to see/hear less of you at weigh in this week. Keep pounding at it. You are one rockin' sista.

Better get at it, still moving a little slow today.

Hello to all..

Love and Hugs

annie175
08-24-2009, 09:44 AM
Chelle...you a the sneaker inner today. Your weekend sounded blissful. Like a page out of a novel.....

diyana
08-24-2009, 11:31 AM
Annie - Your weekend sounds like a blast! Your nametag is hysterical, definitely appropriate for a MILF Cougar! :lol3: My weekend was definitely something out of a blissful novel, while yours was something right out of a Girls Gone Wild video! :rofl: Glad you had a fun time and made it home safely and in record time!

annie175
08-24-2009, 02:05 PM
Ice Cream Social in the lobby.....FREE..from Coldstone Creamery...Cookie Dough, Strawberry Blondie, Turtle and Brownie Delite . Yes I broke down and am having strawberry. It tastes awful....not good....just horrible...hold on while I take a bite....

diyana
08-24-2009, 03:38 PM
Annie - Coldstone Creamery! OMG! I would LOVE some brownie delight. Please stop the food porn!!

Shad
08-24-2009, 08:00 PM
Tut tut - food porn at this hour of the day.

Annie - hope you have a busy night to make it all worth while when you go home stonkered after the 2nd job.

Michelle - keep plodding along. Eventually things will clear and you will feel better. If you want to clear the nose, hop on over and sniff the paint. Then go out into the garden and smell the flowers. Jasmine is in full bloom at the moment

Happy - been damaging the car I see. You road rager you. Nice of DH to clean up your messes!!!

Mel - get off the net and go to bed. You need some rest. Take a good book. with large print or better still a talking book so you can lie there, close your eyes and listen to the story.

Ceejay - Back at work already - those days off went fast.

I'm about to go find the cat who is due for her vet visit today. She was just here and now that she has spied the cat cage she is no longer visible. Little b*tch.
So far I have painted 3 door trims and a scotia. One more coat to go and one window trim to do. Getting there.
If it doesn't get too hot today, then I will be finishing off the side garden and trying to work out what to put in it once the fence get replaced. Then I guess I need to tackle my wardrobe and clean and clear that out. Plenty of work here to keep me busy.

MELODY525
08-25-2009, 08:38 AM
HAPPY~ SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE CAR LIGHT. WHAT A SWEETIE DH IS :love:

SHAD~ STAY IN THE LOO THIS FALL AND YOU WON'T GET THE FLU!! :yikes: THE USA IS WAITING TO SEE HOW YOUR COUNTRY FARES WITH THIS DREADED FLU. HOPEFULLY WE WON'T HAVE ANY GERMS ON 3FC! :dance: HOPE THE CAT LEFT SOME SKIN ON YOUR BODY WHILE TRYING TO GET HER INTO HER TRAVELING CASE!!! :yikes:

JEANETTE~ THE "GIRLS" LIFE REMINDS ME OF RICHIE'S FAMILY...ALL THAT DRAMA :rofl: HOPE THE POP SOUND AT THE PLANT WAS NOTHING.

ANNIE~ GLAD YOU HAD A GREAT TIME AND EVEN HAPPIER YOU GOT HOME IN ONE PIECE!

MICHELLE~ YOUR WEEKEND SOUNDED LIKE ONE THAT I NEEDED...AND BEING "FISH-LESS" WOULD BE OK WITH ME TOO! :rofl: I AM JEALOUS!! GLAD YOU COULD HELP DH TOO. YOU GUYS MAKE A CUTE PAIR :hug:

GOTTA GO TO THE NEXT PAGE...HOLD ON A SEC.....
I DON'T WANT TO READ ABOUT ANY FOOD PORN SO I SKIPPED THOSE POSTS....GOT TOO MANY CRAVINGS GOING ON OVER HERE AS IT IS RIGHT NOW . :lol3: :lol3:

WELL GIRLS THE BBQ IS READY AND SET FOR LIFT OFF THIS MORNING. THEY ARE OVERCROWDING THE AREA AS WELL JUST LIKE LAST YEAR WITH A TOWN LETTER FOR ALL SENIORS. AND TO BE HONEST...I AM JUST NOT IN THE MOOD TO BE A TRAFFIC COP. BESIDES I HAD 4 DAYS OUT OF THE A/C AND I NEED A REST. JEN IS COMIG DOWN TODAY ALSO. SHE HAS HER MEETING WITH THE GOVT FRIDAY MORNING. ALL IS WELL IN MY CORNER OF THE WORLD AND I HOPE IT IS IN YOURS TOO :hug:
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY :scooter:

diyana
08-25-2009, 08:51 AM
Happy Tuesday everyone -

I had a great day yesterday...got lots of errands done after work, and still had time to be outside and play frisbee/ball with my doggies! I'm gonna miss our outside play time this winter. I guess we'll just have to play fetch the toys in the house...the dogs love sliding on the kitchen linoleum anyway. I still have crud in my lungs that sent me into a coughing fit/asthma attack yesterday at work which scared my co-workers. A couple puffs on the rescue inhaler and I was doing a little better. Stupid lung crud.

Annie - I hope you weren't too tired after your long day. How many nights do you work this week?

Shad - Sniffing the paint would definitely clear my sinuses, and I can almost smell the jasmine blooming in your garden! Ahhhh. Hope you got the cat to the vet without shedding too much of your blood. Our cats hated the carrier and would hide when they saw it. And then put on the brakes so we couldn't get them in the darn thing. We found the best way to get them in the carrier was to stand the carrier on end with the open door at the top, then gravity would assist us in getting the cats in. Did you get your painting and wardrobe clearing done? I need to clear my wardrobe too. So much stuff of all different sizes.

Mel - You're so sweet. I wish you could come on over this weekend and enjoy a relaxing blissful weekend resting in the shade. One of my doggies has a new trick...jumping in my lap while I'm relaxing/sleeping on the chaise lounge. It was quite a startling wake up! But once up there, he calmed down and layed on my tummy and we both fell asleep. :lol: I hope your eyes are feeling better. You take it easy, girlfriend, and don't overdo.

I've gotta sign off for now....Lots to get done!

Love and big hugs to all,

happy2bme
08-25-2009, 01:17 PM
Hi all,

They had to order the headlight replacement so we had to drop the car off this morning to get worked on. No time to post. Forgot we have a birthday lunch so I won't be able to post then either.

So a quickie for me.

Michelle, I hope you can get the crud dried up. Sure is hanging on a long time. Sinuses here are still in overload so if the same is true up your way, bah. Can't think of any thing to clean them out. Hope you feel better, bad if you have to resort to the puffer. :(

Mel, I'm sure you put all that work into the BBQ and then you probably won't even be able to enjoy it. Will the seniors fear you more once you turn into one of them or will you just be the head sassy pants? :rofl:

Annie - I could never get into Coldstone Creamery. Maybe because I'm a purist when it comes to ice cream. I almost fell of the chair laughing at your stripper name. :lol3: somehow I have to work that into my next password :rofl:

Shad - hope you get done with the loo soon and on to something more fun. Come on over, you can help DH with the flooring. Tho I might come home to find the 2 of you in the yard taking pictures of stuff :D

Time to run to lunch - :wave: to those I didn't get to quite yet.

diyana
08-25-2009, 02:26 PM
We had a food and games "carnival" in one of the conference rooms to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes. I managed to avoid most of the fattening food, but there was a little brownie that called my name. So I indulged...but I could've done a lot worse.

Happy - I hope you enjoy the birthday lunch w/your coworkers. Bummer that you had to leave your car. I'm sure the crud will clear up eventually...today it is better than yesterday.

Just a few more hours until it's time to get home...no big plans for tonight...I'll play with the dogs and cut up the fruit I bought at the store yesterday.

Shad
08-25-2009, 06:09 PM
Morning all,

Hope you are all feeling jovial and jubilant this morning!!!! :lol:

Nothing much new here. I'm off to the doctor this morning to get a new prescription for my fluid tablets. Hate going there since I will spend ages in a queue and then have to spend another age in the waiting room with a range of old magazines - none of which are complete copies and what is left is old gossip. Although come to think of it, it really is quite funny to hear that XXX has a baby bump and you think back and realise it must have been wind since XXX has had 15 different live in lovers since then and no children. She is still pining for an ex-love.
Following that it is more of the same to do around the place.

Mel - The flu here is a non event really. Sure we have lost approx 35 people who died of it, mostly children or pregnant women and all except the children and 1 man have had underlying medical conditions. The vaccine is not popular - how could it be when many of the doctors refuse to take it. Maybe you should just disappear when the bbq is on!

Happy - funny thing about car parts today, they can't fix anything and have to replace it. Hope it all goes in quickly today.
What flooring is going down at your place? Is this the hall?

Annie - how you feeling? Just too tired to post huh? Ah well. Sleep well.

Michelle - glad to hear that things are clearing in the chest. You'll be back to your brilliant best in no time.

Right, better go shower and get down to the doc.

ceejay52
08-25-2009, 07:14 PM
Was in a downer of a mood even to the point where I thought that it was job burn out. But once I had a good night's sleep I realize I'll be another year older this week. I'm admitting to the fact that I'm getting old---er.

Got home last night to a humid house. I checked the line to the air conditioner and sure enough it was frozen up again. I'm not calling the landlord until Thursday. To much stuff from cleaning out the cabinets that don't have new homes yet. I left a window open a crack in the bath room last night and today. There will be allergens come through which I really dread because I had an allergy attack yesterday at work in front of my boss. He had bought some of those air freshners that go off when you walk in front of them. He set them right with the height of my face. I moved it to a different location and put the one in the bathroom a little higher.
If the house is humid tonight when I get home I'll turn the ac on to coool it off enough to cool down the house.

Michelle
Sounds like you may have pneumonia. My cousin had it for six weeks. Her doctor finally made xray's. She's over it tnow but she was one sick woman for awhile. Feel better soon. I hear you on the few more hours of work. I'm so ready for the week end.

To every one else. A big wave :wave: I'll read more later.

diyana
08-26-2009, 09:05 AM
Happy Wednesday ladies -

I'm saddened by the passing of Ted Kennedy. He was an icon in the Senate for 45 years and I believe he really was a champion for the people. He was well respected by both parties. Sad also that of the 4 Kennedy sons, he was the only one to die of natural causes. :( So much tragedy and sadness in the Kennedy family.

As for me, although my chest is still congested, I got lots of unplanned exercise in last night. I went down to the basement to do some laundry and found that one of our windows apparently had a leaky seal and let in a lot of rain water. Parts of the basement were flooded 1" deep...not as bad flooding as many people get...but bad enough. DH and I had to move stuff around and mop up all the water, which took nearly an hour. After that, we let a fan run all night and thankfully it's all dry today. DH will seal the window better so we won't have this leaking problem anymore. Tomorrow is weigh in and with no exercise for 2 weeks, I don't know what to expect, but I'm keeping my fingers :crossed: :) I did get a nice NSV today....I tried on some Size 16W slacks and they fit - COMFORTABLY!! :woohoo:

I'm hoping to be able to walk or go to the gym today...but if not, I'll play with the doggies...and since they don't retrieve very well, I get lots of exercise throwing the frisbee or the ball, and then chasing after them to get it, and then throwing it to a different part of the yard (repeat). They have me trained VERY well! :rofl:

Shad - How odd that the docs aren't even taking the vaccine. There was a whole segment on the news last night about who should get the vaccine, etc. It was interesting. I hope to be back to my "brilliant best" very soon.

Ceejay - Sorry to hear your A/C is acting wonky. I hope the landlord can get it fixed soon. I don't think I have pneumonia...as it doesn't seem to be that deep in my lungs. I think it's just a stubborn case of bronchitis or some kind of virus. So you've got a b'day coming up? That must mean you're a Virgo too, just like me. My b'day is 2 weeks from today, and DH and I are hoping to take off the two days after Labor Day as a nice long weekend. Hopefully the weather will cooperate so we can do lots of fishing or hiking or other fun stuff.

I'd better get to work. A big :wave: to everyone I missed. I'll try and check in with y'all later!

Lotsa love and hugs,

happy2bme
08-26-2009, 09:34 AM
Good morning ladies,

Happy Hump Day / Garbage Day as Annie would say :D

Happy Birthday eve Ceejay - get ready for the big day tomorrow. Sorry to hear of the a/c woes. Still kind of warm enough where you need it once in a while, even if the nights are getting on the cool side.

Shad, I'm not sure about the vaccine myself. Some of the people at work got a mean case of the summer flu. I usually skip every other year on the flu shot to build my immunity but may get one this year. Did you get down to busy yesterday? As to your question, we want to replace the carpet in the downstairs bedroom with wood floors. I also want to do the computer room/office but that will be a a trick with the furniture. DH wants to do the entire upstairs in wood too. Not sure how far we will take it. You don't have to spend a ton of money if you don't want to and it really helps the resale value I think. I always bring my own reading material to the doctors office - the result of being stuck at the gyne and having nothing to read but Parents and Happy Baby Bellies or something like that.

Michelle - :yay: on fitting into those size 16s again! You are doing great. Hope you have a good w/i tomorrow. Bah and the basement clean up. I know those are no fun. Hope you had no papers sticking to the floor. Even 1 inch of water is a huge mess. :(

Yesterday the dishwasher popped, sparked, smoked and died. This after we spent $300 fixing the headlight on my car - a rock busted it. I hope we are not on a money pit trend. Can't afford that.

Better get off to work. :hug: and a good morning to Mel, Annie, Patty, Laura. :wave:

happy2bme
08-26-2009, 09:35 AM
and yes RIP Ted Kennedy. He had some bumps in the road but he was an advocate of the people. It's the end of an era for us baby boomers.

MELODY525
08-26-2009, 09:37 AM
MICHELLE HOPE THE LUNGS FEEL FREE AND CLEAR VERY SOON :hug: WE WILL ALL MISS GETTING OUTDOORS THIS LIKE WE HAVE BEEN. MAKES ME FEEL TRAPPED!!!! WHAT A MESS AND SOO MUCH EXERCISE WITH THE LEAK!! YIKES!!! BUT CONGRATS ON THE SIZE 16 :cheer3:

HAPPY~ I TOLD THE BOSS THAT WHEN I GET AS BAD AS THE SENIORS TO JUST SHOOT ME AND STAND ME UP IN THE STORAGE ROOM...IT'S SUCH A MESS THAT NO ON WILL NOTICE ME!! HOPE THE DAY WENT WELL.

JEANETTE~ SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THOSE AIR FRESHENERS AND THE ALLERGY ATTACK. I LICW IN FEAR OF STUFF LIKE THAT!! :rofl: HOPE THE A/C LINE THAWS OUT AND YOU GET SOME GOOD RESTING COOL AIR!!

SHAD~ I HEAR YA ON THE OLD MAGAZINES AND THE QUEUES. HOPE IT WENT QUICKLY7 FOR YOU. YESTERDAY, I STAYED IN THE APARTMENT AND TURNED THE PHONE OFF!! A FUNNY STIRY WILL FOLLOW.....

:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS AND HAPPY HUMP DAY TO YOU ALL. I HAD TO LAUGH. WHEN THE LAST MAINT MAN LEFT YESTERDAY At 5 THSENIORS CALLED ME TO THE LOBBY BECAUSE THEY FOUND DOORS LEFT UNLOICKED BECAUSE OF THE BBQ....INCLUDING THE FRONT DOOR!:tantrum: THE OTHER MORNING I WENT DOWN TO FIND THE BACK OFFICE FULLY LIT UP AND THE FRIGGING DOOR WIDE OPEN! UNREAL. :faint:

AS FOR ME...I AM FEELING RESTEDR BUT PART OF THE DAY WAS SPENT ON THE PORCELAIN THRONE. http://www.clipartof.com/images/thumbnail/786.gif THERE IS JUST NO GETTING AWAY FROM THE FACT THAT I REQUIRE A/C EVERY DAY AND ALMOST ALL DAY. 4 DAYS IN AND OUT WAS OVERDOING IT...YA THINK?? :lol3:
TODAY IS ANOTHER MELIDAY AND I AM GOING TO SIT AND BE STILL!!
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THJRSDAY :moped:

MELODY525
08-26-2009, 09:41 AM
HAPPY~ SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE DISHWASHER. HOPE IT CAN BE FIXED. THE KIDS NEED A NEW WINDOW ON THE CAR. A ROCK HIT THAT TOO. :faint: THINGS ARE BREAKING ALL OVER THE PLACE!! :tantrum:

YES....POOR OLD TEDDY IS GONE AND NOW CONGRESS HAS NO ONE WITH A BIG MOUTH TO TAKE HIS PLACE. REST UP TEDDY....WHETHER PEOPLE LIKED HIM OR NOT...THAT MAN DID A GREAT JOB. :hug:

diyana
08-26-2009, 09:54 AM
Mel - So sorry to hear all the heat and stress made you sick. You'd think someone would be able to remember to lock up the place, huh? Enjoy your Meliday - You've earned it! :hug:

Happy - Sorry to hear about the dishwasher being on the fritz! A couple years ago, we replaced our old dingy carpet in the family room with really nice wood laminate. It's gorgeous! We love it! We hope to eventually be able to do our bedroom and our living room, but that will come after painting the exterior of the house. Seems like there's always something to spend money on when it comes to the house. I hope the dishwasher repair/replacement doesn't cost too much. $300 for a headlight??? Is the dang thing made of GOLD? That's crazy!

annie175
08-26-2009, 11:47 AM
Humpity Hump, Tra****y Trash Day...

Well the T came over for dinner last night and FORGOT to take the trash to the curb. Tonite on the phone I am going to ground him for a week. haha

Sissy's surgery went ok. They went ahead a cut out what they could. Won't know the results from the biopsy till next week. Doc said if/when she decides to have a baby and does get preggo, he will begin to measure the length of the cervix portion that is still within the vagina. If it starts to shorten he will then place stitches in to hold the cervix shut. Her chances of miscarriage have gone up substancially. (sp) She slept at my house last night with vicoden and and heating pad, oh and Miss Hella B laid right next to her, comforting her. Really kind of cute for a little meany dog...

Happy...you needed a headlite and I need a brake light. Mine will be much less expensive however.

Ceejay...we used to have window air conditioners that froze up all the time, what a pain in the arse. Used to get the blow dryer out and thaw it.

Chelle...I worked Monday night, then Weds, Thurs and Sat this week. Congrats on the size 16 comfortable slack fit. Rock on and soon it will be 14s. You are so awesome...

MEL...hope your corner of the world is rolling smoothly. I know that is a lot to ask where the seniors are concerned. I am still considering the commune site for us Worldlies. Sounds better and better every day. I can't stand not having my doors locked at all times. My son keeps saying, "must I lock up like Ft. Knox every night?".

Shad...you are doing entirely too much work and not enough play sister. You need to have a Meliday, I mean Shadiday.

Laura...hope all is great in your world.

Still feel edgy about my job, boss is acting kind of squirrly. Could just be me.

I have the sleepy's today. Went to bed at 9:30, but didn't sleep sound. Had a slight aniexty attack just a bit ago. Now I am plum tuckered. I may do the xanax thing tonight with Ceejay when I get off work at CVS.

Got up this morning and was going to start eating healthier. So what did I do. Ate about 8 strawberry twizzlers on the way to work, had a handful of peanut m&ms, and just ate half a ham and swiss crouissant sandwich...Oh and started to ole period Monday. We will blame it all on that. It isn't even 11:00 am yet. I brought leftover roast beef, taters and carrots for lunch, don't even know if I will have room for them. Oink Oink.

Not much else going on.

Hello to everyone.

Love and Hugs

annie175
08-26-2009, 11:47 AM
Isn't that funny, they starred out my tra sh it y word. hahaha

Shad
08-26-2009, 07:51 PM
Morning all,

Sad news this morning from the States. I hear that Teddy Kennedy passed away. One of the few to die in his bed I guess. Stupidly the news section I am listening to, had him at 74 at 7.00am and now he has aged 3 years and is now 77.

Mel - get some rest today. I do not need you sick - comprendez??

Michelle - good to hear that you are getting better at last. Gentle exercise should help the crud clear. 1" of water in the house. Yikes. Must have rained hard.

Happy - you've replaced the fridge and the washer, now the dishwasher. What could be next.

Annie - I was trying to work out why the net nanny took out your word. I wondered what you could have possibly written. Now I have my explanation.

Ceejay - Happy Birthday :hb: :gift: :balloons: Hope you have a great day.

I went down to the doc yesterday. Surprise, surprise I was only there 10 minutes and was his second patient of the day - and he was happy to talk. Ye gods do miracles never cease. Anyway, he has given me my script and another one for some dermatitis I have been scratching for a while. Unfortunately my BP is up - well it is on the right arm. Pretty normal for me on the left. I'm lead to believe that it is a fairly normal occurrence to have one do more that the other. He also says my cholestrol is up and there is nothing that can be done about that other than diet and exercise. He states that the so-called cholestrol reducing supplements like margarine instead of butter and all that stuff is just that..... stuff. Lose 4-5Kgs and get back into the exercise and you will soon be back where you were - ok? Now move on. Since I can't stand margarine, I have decided I will only use my lovely butter for baking etc and eat dry bread. Like we agreed, the calorie count between butter and marg is almost exactly the same, the list of ingredients is 15 vs 2 and the production method is intervention vs natural process. And there is no guarantee it (Marg) will lower the levels. The main thing it has over butter is the saturated fat level. No one will ever convince me it tastes as good.
Anyway that was that and I came home, repotted a couple of pot plants and started back in on my overstuffed and outdated wardrobe. Well past time to chuck a heap of it out.

Today is more of the same. Cleaning in the bathroom, more work in the wardrobe, more painting in the loo. It's not so hot today, so I should achieve a fair bit. So hi ho off I go to get stuck into it.

ceejay52
08-27-2009, 12:10 AM
I turned the a/c back on last night. It was 85 degree's inside when I got home. It didn't take long before it cooled off the bedroom. I slept very good except for a strange dream that was about an ambulance. I'd been watching Law and Order, SPV unit. The a/c may need to be washed out again. I haven't done that since I've been back from Texas. However the a/c unit itself is probably as old as the apartment.

Shad
I've had good success with the fish oil supplement for my cholesterol. It does thin the blood also so be warned. I've slacked up a bit by taking it 3 times weekly instead of every day. I'm really wanting my good cholesterol to be above 50 at next screening.

Michelle
So glad to hear that you are feeling better. I know that bronchitis can be hard to get rid of also.

Mel
Stay inside where it's cool today.

Happy
So sorry to hear that the dishwasher is on the blitz.

Annie
I didn't realize that your daughter was having surgery. I think dogs can sense that something is wrong. She is in good hands.

Patty
Do you have the new office organized?

My mood just lifted by one single phone call from my nephew. I talked to his wife via FB this morning and she mentioned my birthday. He's invited me up for a week end and told me he would take me to see Andy Williams again in Branson, MO. They live in Nixa, Mo. His wife told me this morning that she interviewed Mr Williams for Branson TV. It's hard for me to go to my sister's house since she is still going to college and work's on the week end's. I'm really excited. I was told to check out FB so that's where I'm headed.

ceejay52
08-27-2009, 12:17 AM
Oh I almost forgot, while I was visiting in Dallas over the summer I was helping with the dishes. The dishwasher itself was full and there were still pots and pans to do. I was washing those by hand and my sister's 4 year old grand daughter came up to me and said Gra'ma Jeanette do you like washing dishes like that? Mommy always uses the dishwasher. She pulled up a chair and stood on it watching me doing the dishes.

MELODY525
08-27-2009, 09:00 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CEEJAY!!
:gift: JEANETTE~ I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY. ENJOY THE MOMENTS!! :hb:


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MELODY525
08-27-2009, 09:06 AM
MICHELLE~ THANKS FOR THE GOOD THOUGHTS AND HOPE YOU ARE BREATHING A LITTLE EASIER TODAY. :hug:

ANNNIE~ SENDING A HUG FOR SISSY :hug: HOPE SHE HEALS FAST. FROM PAST EXPERIENCE I KNOW IT'S NOT FUN. POOR KID. LET US HOPE THAT THIS IS THE LAST TIME. :angel:

SHAD~ I HAD A GREAT HEART DOC THAT TOLD ME I COULD HAVE 2 PATS OF BUTTER A DAY AND TO STAY AWAY FROM THE MARGARINES...INCLUDING SMART STUFF OR WHATEVER IT IS CALLED. TOLD ME TO KEEP ALL FOODS AND SUGARS AND FATS "REAL" AND JUST LOWER THE CALORIE COUNTS BY PORTION CONTROL. I AM GLAD YOU WERE IN AND OUT OF THERE. DOES CLEARING OUT THE CLOTHES CLOSET MEAN A NEW SHOPPING TRIP?!?! :dance:

JEANETTE~ KIDS SAY AND DO THE CUTEST THINGS DON'T THEY? SWEET :bb: HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY TODAY. I AM GLAD TO HEAR YOU ARE DOING SOMETHING THIS WEEKEND AND HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME. I LOVE ANDY WILLIAMS :love: HAVE FUN!!

:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS. A NEW WEEKEND IS ALMOST UPON US. JEN AND I WILL SPEND TIME TODAY REHEARSING HER SPEECH FOR THE GOVT TOMORROW. HER TOM CAM YESTERDAY AND SHE IS CRAMPED UP. GOT A CALL FOR ME TO CALL OUR HEAD POLITICO ON HIS CEL PHONE. LOTS OF KUDOS FROM HIM FOR ALL THE WORK I DID LAST WEEK AND FOR THE BBQ AND THAT HE MISSED ME...SURE HE DID....NO ONE THERE TO PROMPT HIM WITH THE NAMES AND ALL THE BS HE NEEDS WHEN HE SPEAKS TO 200 SENIORS! :rofl: HE REALLY NEVER KNOWS THE HALF OF IT WAS SWEET OF HIM TO CALL. JEN AND I LOVE HIM.
OK....OFF TO BREAKFAST AND I AM STAYING INDOORS...:rain:
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY :moped:

happy2bme
08-27-2009, 09:39 AM
Happy Birthday Ceejay!!!!!

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