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11-11-2009, 07:31 AM
Looks like another sunny day although it's still twilight out there. No wolves howling last night so I managed a good sleep until 5:30. I was even up before Jazz started his "I'm a baby puppy and I need love" crying.

This morning I have gym and then am off to town for a shop. I need some Christmas lights and other less exciting things like paper towels, TP and cleaning supplies. This afternoon I'll do some more organizing in the studio. I refuse to insert the drawers for the sewing table and dresser until I've sorted them out. There are fabric bills in there from 1983 - before some of you were born.

I hope your day is sunny, productive, healthy and maybe even fun!!! :cofdate:

11-11-2009, 07:35 AM
Good morning Ruth :) I want to lay i bed and listen to wolves.

We are off today and heading to the coast for a little birding and walking. Might be exhausting in the middle of the week but we couldn't resist.

Hope your hump day is smooth and sunny not lumpy and stormy

11-11-2009, 07:42 AM
We are off today too. Last night was a date night for us because Brad has duty on Saturday, so we bought frozen pizza and watched a movie. I had a couple of small pieces but thats the only thing off plan I had. Right back OP today though.
My honey is going fishing with his brother so I'm staying home. I don't mind his brother, but I don't want to deal with his wife. I'm not a big fan of hers after the way she treated my mother. I'll be civil but I don't have to like her.
It's raining out, so no walk today, but I will get on the exercise bike. I'm debating on going and putting some christmas stuff on layaway for my nieces and friends kids. Atleast if I go by myself, I can be in and out and done with it...if he goes I have a 'child' I have to deal with that plays with EVERYTHING.
We have a cake tasting today at 5pm. I think Brad is more excited about that than anything. LOL When it comes to cake, that man means business. He and I are still trying to decide if we want cupcakes or a cake we have to pay someone to cut. I personally want cup cakes for the wedding, but sadly, I've had alot of issues convincing others that its a good idea. Ah well, its my wedding, but everyone else is planning it.

11-11-2009, 07:44 AM
Ugh. Is it Friday yet? :^:

It's raining here and all I want is to crawl back to bed and stay there all day. But if I want Friday off, I have to get through today.

11-11-2009, 08:56 AM
Hi Ladies! :hug:

Sorry you couldn't crawl back under the blankets cottage. *hug* It will be worth it on Friday though.

Hi SillyFluff, what flavor(s) are you thinking of for your cupcakes/cake?
That was one detail we didn't plan - my best friend made us a beautiful cake, as our wedding gift. It was beautiful and tasted great and she cut and served it for us. But it was nerve wracking - I had no idea what it was going to look like until that afternoon. *gulp* lol

Cyndi have fun today.
It has been warm in Maine this week, but the TV says we're headed for more seasonable weather now. Good thing though - we need snow to lure the skiers and snowmobilers up here from MA and CT. ;)

Good morning Ruth, you've got a busy day planned today.
We were living at Fort Polk, Louisiana and I was pregnant with our second child in 1983 - it seems like just yesterday to me. lol

No school today so I'm hoping to get caught up on the housework and laundry that I didn't get done this weekend. I need to do some cooking too, I like to have OP meals waiting in the fridge when I get home from school. :) I'm going to try to get a walk in, too. I really enjoyed walking with Rita yesterday but wow is my foot aching this morning. I'm seriously considering a visit to the podiatrist......

11-11-2009, 09:14 AM
Good morning ladies!

I'm starting Phase I again today. Not necessarily to lose weight (although that is a bonus!), but to get my snacking under control again. Knowing I was doing this, I was really quite bad about snacking stuff the last couple
days :D. I want to make sure I don't gain weight at the holidays!!

I thought about not starting, since it's been a roller coaster of a week....the pup (I think her final name is Reese...short for Reeses....and if y'all know, my last name is Blizzard! Reese's blizzard, get it?!?! LOL) has an intestinal parasite, getting me up the last three nights to poop frequently, the son has been EVIL the last couple of nights, and then last night he (accidently) while jumping out of the back of the minivan, decided to close the overhead door. Except I wasn't out of the way yet. My head is a bit sore ;). But alas, we'll always have excuses, won't we? I'm actually looking forward to eating healthy.

See you 'round!!

11-11-2009, 09:48 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Thanks, Ruth, for getting us started. I had already moved to Alaska in 1983. My first big step after graduation from college. I hope you get some more organizing done so you can get to enjoying your studio.

Cyndi, I'll look forward to your bird report.

Silly, enjoy your day at home. My wedding cake was small since my wedding was. I wanted to make my own Carrot Cake (since mine is soooo good), but my Bro said I was too controlling so we bought one. BTW, Kashi makes pizzas that are OP for P2. A few aren't so you have to look but I know the Margarita and Roasted Veg are. We just add extra OP ingredients. Enjoy your day off from work.

Cottage, sorry about the rain. I know you'll make the best of it. It's not long until Friday.

Heidi, enjoy your catch up day at home. Hope your foot isn't bugging you too much.

Me, had a bit of a sleepless night so I got up and worked in the kitchen a my 2nd biggest pumpkin processed before heading back to bed. Mom is coming over at 8 to make Chokecherry jelly. She eats a jar a week and is running out. I'm going to try my first home bath for Bing before she gets here. I've never had a dog small enough to try :crossed:. I think we'll do fine. A medical appt at noon, then hopefully some time to myself.

Have a great day everyone!

11-11-2009, 10:11 AM

I LOVE the idea of cupcakes!

11-11-2009, 10:50 AM
Sillyfluff- have you seen the "skinny cow" wedding cakes? They look gorgeous and wont ruin your hard work loding the weight! I'll try find the link....

11-11-2009, 11:03 AM
Good Morning and Happy Veteran's Day!

Ruth: Enjoy your shopping today! I'm sure you're glad to have an unplanned day spread out for your enjoyment. I hope it's great. And btw, I was born by 1983. I was two, thank you very much. :lol:

Cyndi: Enjoy the day off and your time out birding. I hope you and DW have a wonderful day!

SillyFluff: Have fun (but not too much fun) at the cake tasting! ;) Oh, and take it from me; make your wedding YOUR wedding. I'm not saying go all out bridezilla, but one of my biggest regrets about our nuptials is letting others influence me into making decisions that I otherwise wouldn't have. Surf the web and find some pics of elegant wedding cupcake towers (there's several cupcake blogs out there with good ones) and print out the best ones. That may go a long way in convincing naysayers!

Cottage: Sending you lots of good thoughts today. I'm sure you'll get through the day and enjoy your reward of a long weekend.

Heidi: Good luck getting all the chores done. I've got a lot to do, but would rather spend the day crocheting or surfing the net. What kind of pain are you having in your foot? I have plantar fasciitis in my right foot, but it is pretty much gone as a result of losing weight. There were times after workouts that I couldn't walk for a day, but there's really nothing that can be done besides letting it heal on its own. One of the great things about losing weight is that a lot of our aches and pains are lost with it!

Twynn: Reeses Blizzard; too cute! Enjoy your time on P1. One of the best things about getting back on track for me is not feeling guilty every other time I eat something. I hope the soreness in your head goes away soon (and that DS's evil side slinks away!)

Lexxiss: Thanks for reminding me! I have one more pumpkin that I need to process before we leave tomorrow morning. Good luck with Bing's bath!

Today's to-do list looks like this:

Breakfast/Dishes; done
Check in on 3FC; done ;)
Pick-up house; done
Fold and put away laundry; done
Prep kitchen; done
Prime kitchen; done
Finish laundry for the weekend; done
Work out; done
Pack; doing that tomorrow morning
Put kitchen back together; done
Clean out fridge; doing that tomorrow morning
Process pumpkin (thanks, Lexxiss!); doing that tomorrow morning

Thank goodness we have today off, but I don't know why I left so much to do the day before we left. I guess I didn't have a choice since I just got back into town on Sunday. Oh well. It's that time of year! I just hope I get it all done so I can relax this Sunday when we get back. Okay, off to pick up the house!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

gothik butterfly
11-11-2009, 11:16 AM
Good morning!

Not feeling talkative yet, but wanted to at least pop in and say hi!

11-11-2009, 12:46 PM
Wow, you've got a busy day planned today Debbie! I hope you sleep better tonight. *hug*

I'll be anxious to hear how Bing's bath goes. Our dachshunds have had very few baths, they hate them and they're pretty good about keeping themselves clean so I've always just done occasional sponge baths.

What kind of pain are you having in your foot? I have plantar fasciitis in my right foot, but it is pretty much gone as a result of losing weight. There were times after workouts that I couldn't walk for a day, but there's really nothing that can be done besides letting it heal on its own. One of the great things about losing weight is that a lot of our aches and pains are lost with it!Hi Kim - your list of things to do is much longer than mine. :p I'm feeling better about all the stuff I have to do now. lol

My husband and I were moving some things in the barn this summer and dropped a 4x4 on on my left foot and fractured the 3 middle metatarsals. They're healed now but while I was healing I did this weird walk - not a limp or anything - but I was putting all my weight on the ball of my foot and I caused big problems with the joint in my big toe. I've had bunions since I was a teenager, but now the one on my left foot is huge and it's hot and inflamed all the time. (Well not ALL the time, but it sure feels like it. lol) I'm using gel spacers, special inserts in my shoes, and I paid big bucks for brooks motion control walking shoes to help with the pain. All these things have helped some, but I'm just getting tired of hurting.

Hi Jenn79 :D

Good morning Gothik - have a great Wednesday!

11-11-2009, 01:14 PM
Hi! :wave: Crazy!!
Happy Veterans Day!

11-11-2009, 06:29 PM
I'll be anxious to hear how Bing's bath goes.

Heidi, it went great!!! I've never had a small dog before. It was sooo fun-don't know if Bing would think so but I had a great time!

Hi Jenn & Meelsie :wave: :wave:

Kim, I like your list. Hope everything is getting crossed off today.

Gothik, whats up in your world today?

Kierie, thanks for always stopping to say hi even when you're busy.

The rest of my day went pretty smooth, too. I really hope this is a good sign since I have such a busy week next week. I'm taking advantage of my afternoon at home and am hangin on the couch with Bing.

11-11-2009, 07:27 PM
hey chickies how is everyone doing. I'm still sick but getting better. Will go to drs tomorrow for a checkup and if better she will give me the regular flu shot. So she recommended a cough syrup for me called Linkus with is made of herbs said it might be hard to find. DH went to several pharmacies, a homopath store and health food stores no syrup. When I goggled, it said available in Moscow, Kiev, Pakistan, - yah, right.
I have real strange eating habits right now, had oatmeal for supper. I hope to get back into the swing of things soon.
take care
Hope to

11-11-2009, 09:40 PM
Hi Gals :wave: Lovely day at the ocean but I always forget how incredibly cold it can be there once summer is over. I actually wore one of my lighter winter jackets over my microfleece shirt :brr: We thoroughly enjoyed our day though and ended with the weekly CSA stop. It's so much fun picking things out!

Sillyfluff - I love the cupcake idea! It's your wedding, the day should have your special touches all over it.

Cottage - Hope the day improved and you are feeling better

Heidi - Want our skiers (and our snow!)? I'd be more than happy to share, especially Friday nights when they clog up the highway with their rotten driving and bad attitudes. DD just got out of a boot after breaking her 3rd and 5th metatarsals. Ouch! I hope things improve soon

Twynn - love the puppy name :) I know what you mean about getting back on track. My weight seems to have a mind of its own but I've definitely not been as clean as I should the last few weeks. Maybe we need a "no excuses" thread ;)

Why does that make me wonder where our Weezle is?!

Debbie - glad you got a little relaxation time in there this afternoon. I just finished my last apples in the dryer and am debating buying more or calling it a season. I can get them at my CSA so I might do one more run.

:wave: meelsie & Jenn

Kim - I love it when you post. your lists always make mine seem small (unlike that slacker Ruth ;) ) I can't remember - are you off on a vacationy trip? Relaxation sounds in order.

Gothik - Hope all is well with you.

KO - Speaking of people who need a vacation! Things have been crazy for you for awhile. I hope you're squeezing a little down time in there now and then.

Sophie - Glad to hear you are on the mend. Hope that trend continues.

Okay, off to do a little laundry then to bed with my book. I'm heading out again Friday to the parents and have a late day tomorrow so want to make the most of today.