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09-26-2009, 07:30 AM
Good Morning Everyone:sunny:

I moved my post over.

09-26-2009, 07:33 AM
Good morning :coffee2: we are about to head back out to the Island for another day of birding. We are starting with a visit to the bird banding station to see some birds up close. Had a great day yesterday. Got a new life bird and actually the first sighting of this particular bird this year on the island.:carrot:
We plan to spend the full day again then grab coffee and make the drive home. Tomorrow it will be weekend chores :)

What do you have on tap this weekend? I sure hope there's a little fun and R&R in your busy weekend :)

09-26-2009, 07:37 AM
Good morning Debbie :) Hope a mod drops in and combines our threads. nice to see another smiling face around here this morning. Enjoy your quiet time this morning.

I'm still hoping to get out on my bike a little more but I am a wimp about cold. It's also harder to find time because after work is no longer an option - gets dark to early.

hope you have a lovely, sunny day :)

09-26-2009, 07:40 AM
Have fun today, Cyndi. I should have PM'd you. If this is all the trouble we've gotten in since they've been gone I'm sure they won't mind. :lol:

09-26-2009, 08:07 AM
Morning Cyndi, et al...

Nothing going on here except for posting grades this morning. Then off to the store later to stock the looks like Mother Hubbard's right now.
Wanted to go to a seafood fest today in New Orleans, but the weather looks bad and my husband is sick, so I guess it'll just be a quiet day.

gothik butterfly
09-26-2009, 08:14 AM
I can't believe I'm up. I'd say 'awake' but I think I'm sleep walking. Coffee is brewing... must have my coffee.

Was up late last night for a friend's pro wrestling show... and now up before dawn to get ready for the Oktoberfest parade. It's party hardy until 3ish... then a nap... then a friend's band is playing at the fest grounds... and then off to get my sing-on at karaoke!

It's gonna be a loooong day.

But a fun one!

I SO love Oktoberfest!

09-26-2009, 08:55 AM
Good Morning!

The dogs on this hill barked all night long. I don't like any of them. Jeff thinks he's hearing coyotes in the distance. The dogs were upset!

My in-laws who lost their home to a fire last month put an offer on a fabulous house, and it was accepted. They are so excited! In today economy, it's much cheaper to buy a house than to rebuild one. They are going to clear the burned house off the lot and sell the lot.

Auston and I are going to the DMV to get the tags on the Tahoe. We are also going to Walmart to do our weekly shopping. I'm going to skip breakfast. We have better food in the house when I'm hungry. :)

Debbie, I hope you and DH have a great weekend. Do you think you'll get Rudi a brother or sister?

Cyndi, Maybe you'll see the Ivory Billed Woodpecker this weekend. A confirmed sighting in Arkansas! ;)

Cat, A Seafood Fest sounds fun! We are going to the Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, AL in October.

Butterfly, You win the contest for the best fun for the weekend! Karaoki is too much fun -- after a margarita or two. :lol:

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

09-26-2009, 08:59 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

I've been outside already for my early morning weather check. It's cool, but no freeze yet. My bike is getting closer to the shed, but I'm not ready to give up yet, I may still ride this coming week.

Kirk joined me for early coffee, but has gone back for an extra hour. That gives me some quiet time to putz around. We're meeting another Heeling Partner with 3 dogs for an early walk. Everyone has really stepped up to provide Rudi with some doggie company. I did some meal planning yesterday and I think I'll continue today. Seems pretty simple.

09-26-2009, 09:12 AM
ohhh, Chelby, I love Gulf Shores and used to go all the time with husband 1.
Hit the outlets for me, ok?

09-26-2009, 09:27 AM
Good MORNING chickies!!

Sounds like some of you are going to have a lot of fun. I must admit, Karaoke is a blast, but I rarely do the singing myself. Unless it's in a group.

Work was long yesterday, but I got to remove tampons from a 90 lb dog. Ladies with dogs, lock up your garbage cans!! ;) Unfortunately, that put me eating BAD yesterday, and working five hours late. But he was worth it...what a great dog!! (other than the garbage eating, of course)

Today I get to do a spay/neuter clinic for cats. I've never done one, I'm quite looking forward to it, they seem like a great group of people. After that...same ole, same old. Cleaning, and planning some OP meals!!

Have a great weekend chickies!

09-26-2009, 09:43 AM
Hello all,

I'm still around, just busy with ds who went in for his 15 month checkup and was diagnosed with an ear infection we didn't know about!

Gothik Butterfly, my brother used to be really into pro wrestling, but it was always local. Did some announcing too.

Femmecreole - wish I could go to the seafood festival with you. Sounds great.

Cyndi - what new bird did you see?

Everyone else - sounds like a good balance of fun plans and time to rest. We have ArtPrize in GR this weekend and I'm hoping the weather is good enough to wander around downtown and see the exhibits. It's a new thing and everyone's excited about it. The art pieces can be voted for by cell phone and are displayed outdoors, in the river, in bars, all over the place. Plus the circus is in town, but it's a little pricey, given Luke's age. I haven't been to a circus since I was about 8 (except Cirque de Soleil - not exactly the same as Ringling Brothers) and I have mixed feelings about them....

Great weekend, all!

09-26-2009, 10:14 AM
Good morning,

Quick pop in for me- DS team lost the football game last night yikes what a disaster the other team has some big boys- the person my DS had to guard or whatever you call it outweighed him by 75 lbs. He held his own though but 4 of our boys got hurt last night- very physical game. :(

Today DD2 has a soccer game in 45 minutes so I got to run. Then it is homecoming activities got to finish up nails and hair and get pictures......

Have a great day everyone

09-26-2009, 10:21 AM
Morning! Nice to see y'all are playing nicely with no sand throwing! We are behaving - more or less!

09-26-2009, 10:28 AM
Daisy, when I was about 5, my parents brought me to a big circus..Ringling or one of those kind. It was held in the big municipal auditorium where Mardi Gras balls are held..tiers of balconies. For some reason, we could not sit together because it was packed and my Dad ended up sitting right behind me one row up and my Mom was next to me.

During the performance, some guy dressed in a gorilla suit started climbing up into the balconies and was coming my way. I got hysterical and my mom said I literally jumped straight up and back and buried myself inside my Daddy's suit jacket (that was back in the day when men wore suits everywhere). I still remember how terrified I was.

3.5 years ago after my sister called to tell me that Daddy had died, I looked at my husband and said "Who's going to save me from gorillas now?"

Twynn, my daughter's boyfriend's dog, a huge lab, was very ill for a very long time...losing weight, throwing up, had the runs etc. They went to a couple of vets trying to find what was wrong. Did all kinds of tests. The last doctor finally suggested explorative surgury when he saw a "mass" in an xray that hadn't shown up before. The decided to go ahead and do the surgery before poor Molly died. They came out later with the mass....a nasty old sock! She recovered nicely.
We called it the two thousand dollar sock!

09-26-2009, 12:39 PM
Cat, I do enjoy the outlets in Gulf Shores. Remember Ribs and Reds? It was destroyed in Hurricane Ike, but it's back. Hooray! Reds are my favorite!

09-26-2009, 09:26 PM

Just checking in. Thanks for sharing your Saturday with me. We had a nice walk this morning, almost 3 miles. Got invited to our friends house for coffee and apple picking. I spent several hours working on my SB freezer, then out for errands. DH invited the neighbor kids over and being the kind soul that I am :rofl: we made an apple pie for their family and a apple bread pudding (SB friendly) for us. Actually, they're great kids and we had fun. See ya'll tomorrow.

09-26-2009, 09:33 PM
Funny Auston story: Since he was 4 months old, we've driven the very uncool minivan. The back windows don't roll down. Now, we are in the Tahoe. Auston loves his window. Tonight, we are on our way home from dinner. Auston rolls down the window. I hear, "Hey. Whacha doin'?" He's FLIRTING with the high school girl in the next car. He's a 5-year-old PLAYER! Jeff and I laughed till tears rolled down our cheeks!

09-26-2009, 09:54 PM
Too funny, Chelby. I'll bet the girls thought he was very sweet!

09-27-2009, 09:27 AM
Good morning Sleepyheads :coffee2: :) The coffee is hot, water is on for tea and the day awaits. What's on your agenda?

It's wet and cool here so it will be an indoor chore day. Perfect weather because there is no temptation to go outside and play. I've got lots of dehydrating to do along with laundry, applesauce (maybe apple butter) making and enough cleaning and organizing to keep me busy all week. It's my last 4 day work week (well not really because I'm going to visit the folks Columbus Day weekend, but last one on the books!) so have to plan more efficiency in.

It was nice to have a couple of days play time to start the weekend. Yesterday's visit to the banding station was really interesting. Learned a lot about close up ID and migration patterns. I released one of the birds, which I always love. Lots of walking too, so I'm feeling pretty good about where I am health-wise.

Deanna - We saw a lark sparrow, a new bird for us.

Interesting NSV last week. I had an appt. with my Dr. to talk about a few things. She ended up using half the scheduled time to pick my brain about health and weight loss. I guess she has lots of patients asking about bariatric surgery and she wanted to know what worked for me and why. After our conversation she said I should be a life coach. Of course she didn't actually offer me a job there ;) It's interesting because I mentioned it with friends that night who agreed with her assessment (of course there was wine). I've been thinking seriously about going back to school for a degree in Nutrition Ed. This might add a little energy to that to balance out the fear of going back to school at 48!

Time to get things moving around here. Have a good day whatever your plans. Hope they include a little time to just relax and enjoy life :)

09-27-2009, 10:42 AM
Good Morning:sunny: Happy Sunday Everyone!

Hi Cyndi, you probably already know I wasn't sleeping. Just occupied. :lol: Glad to hear you're putting your dreary day to good use. You'll be well prepared for your busy week. I read your post to DH this morning. He's really interested in your birding stories. I think you would make a great life coach. I have a friend who has received much loving guidance and your nutritional knowledge would be such an asset. I'm looking forward to hearing more.

We had a great day with the neighbor kids yesterday and have decided to take them to the pool after harvesting the pumpkins. There are so many things they have never done (due to family stress and lack of $$). We're going to try to start incorporating them into some of the fun things we do.

Cat, thanks for sharing your touching story yesterday. I hope your cupboard is SB stocked and your DH is feeling better.

Gothik, I'm looking forward to the Kareoke report:lol: Hope your evening lived up to your expectations and you have ample time to recover today.

Chelby, how was WalMart? I'll bet you and Auston make a great team cruising around in the Tahoe. Have a great day.

Twynn, hope you have a day filled with fun things. Your spay clinic is so important but must be exhausting.

Deanna, how was your day? I, too, have mixed feelings about the circus (and zoos) but I think they are more ethical than they used to be.

Pearlrose, sorry your team lost but it sounds like everyone had fun. Our HS team was small and played the bigger Denver schools. I went to a game several years ago and they lost 70+ to 0. Last game for me!

Ruth, Cottage, Beachgal, when are you coming home? I miss you.

Ok, have fun everyone, I'm going to see if I can spiff up my office. Mom is coming tomorrow.

09-27-2009, 10:45 AM
Good morning,

Cyndi sounds like you had fun Bird watching this weekend. You have lots on the agenda for today may you accomplish everything you have set out for yourself. That is a great idea of you being a life coach.

As for me - yesterday was a whirlwind but we got everything done and then last night relaxed at home after homecoming coronation. I shared DH pics on FB. Today not sure what is the agenda, need to get some house cleaning done but fit in some yesterday. Not sure if we are going to make it to church today.

Have a great day everyone

ETA Debbie I think we were posting at the same time- I think that is great what you are doing for those kids they will remember all the fun times when they are adults. Have a great day.

gothik butterfly
09-27-2009, 02:30 PM
good afternoon everyone! I'm draggin my butt out of bed quite late today... been up about an hour.

Yesterday was loads of fun and my roommates got engaged at karaoke last night so EPIC WIN!

On a sad note, I seem to have lost my voice. If you find it, please spank it and send it back to me promptly. I was none too happy to have my voice go out in the middle of my first solo last night. I had to hang up the karaoke singin for the night. FAIL.

Today is lounge around the house and tonight is geek-out. We have some friends coming over to play Magic the Gathering. We had jello shots left over from the parade yesterday so they will be in attendance tonight as well. WIN!

I spent too much money at Oktoberfest and now cannot officially start SB tomorrow.. I will have to wait until Wednesday. EPIC FAIL.

However, this has been my favorite Oktoberfest so far. So I guess overall, the weekend has been a WIN!

Back to my coffee....

09-27-2009, 06:42 PM
Happy weekend! We are close to home now. I'm in the hotel in Syracuse. I decided to stay tonight rather than face a 2.5 hour drive in rain with the usual Sunday line-up at the border followed by a drive home to a cold dark house. I'll be back home before noon tomorrow after a few days of fun and mental refreshment. See y'all then. :)

09-27-2009, 10:30 PM
I'm happy you made it Syracuse safely, Ruth. :hug:

After several flight delays due to the weather, I'm finally home all safe and sound, too. It was a great weekend, but it's good to be home. :)