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11-21-2009, 06:36 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

It's our final weekend before American Thanksgiving and it seems like the holiday atmosphere has kicked up a notch. The stores are busy and the craft fairs are cranking. Folks who are travelling are packing their bags. I've started doing a little pie making SB style and am making lists since I have a busy weekend then travel back to the Eastern Slope on Monday. My Sis is flying in from Hawaii which was a nice suprise. Tonight we're meeting friends for dinner and tomorrow is our TG potluck at church then later Kirk and I (haha) are cooking dinner for the youth group. It seems, however, that I get to spend my entire day at home which is a rare treat! Chili is simmering and everyone is sleeping but me. Nice and quiet just as I like it.

What's everyone else up to this weekend? Coffee's on or bring your drink of choice. Stop by and chat a bit :cofdate:

11-21-2009, 07:20 AM
Good morning and thanks for the coffee, Debbie. :coffee: For some reason I really need it this morning after a rather restless night. Delta Country Christmas starts this weekend and I may be fretting about things I feel I should be doing. Silly because I am not very involved this year for a change. Old habits die hard.

We have a concert in our Church as part of the festivities tonight but all I have to do is be sure it's unlocked so the group can set up, pass out programmes and lock up when they are done. I have to be there at 5:45 though which makes dinner a bit awkward. They should be out of there by eight though so a snack beforehand may hold me until then.

Debbie, enjoy your rare day at home and your visit from your sister. Cooking for the youth group sounds like fun especially with Captain Kirk's "help". ;)

Time for another coffee and some dog cuddling to start the day. I'll miss the little darlings a lot when I am away next week.

Hope your weekend is looking good. :cofdate:

11-21-2009, 07:35 AM
Hi Ruth. Sorry your sleep was a bit restless. You are entirely correct, old habits die hard. As I tell my Mother from time to time, no one new will step in to carry on tradition until you take a step back. I hope that you'll be able to enjoy the event without all the associated stress.

My crew has risen, and Bing seems to think it's time to eat since Rudi is up. Sadly, he must be patient. After I said I could stay home all day a list started in my head of all the things that need doing-I'll evaluate after more coffee.

I've been meaning to ask how much your pups weigh? Bing has lost 2# since he arrived and now weighs 35#. I'm just fascinated with his energy since I've never had a little dog before.

11-21-2009, 07:45 AM
Debbie, Jazz weighs 11 pounds and Disney is a bit overweight at 23. When I had a cocker spaniel he weighed about 23 to 25 pounds. My Porties weighed in around 50 pounds most of the time.

Hope your day gives you islands of calm.

11-21-2009, 07:54 AM
Good morning ladies!

Debbie - I'm realizing how early you are up, since you're a couple time zones over! I bet the silence and calm in the cold snow is beautiful though!

Ruth - Yes, old habits die hard. Relish in the lack of duties!

My coffee is almost done brewing, so the day will be nicer in about 5 minutes :D. I am in complete denial of how much of a disaster my house is...I suppose that is what I need to do this morning (although it is pretty hopeless with a DH and young'll stay that way for 10 minutes, if I'm lucky!!). Then off to the cat spay clinic, I do enjoy it there.

Have a great weekend ladies!

11-21-2009, 08:06 AM
Good Morning, Chickies!

My sweet hubby started a fire for me about 5:00 this morning. It's a really loud, poppy fire! We got our power bill yesterday. For the first time in ages, ours is lower than his parent's bill. They live next door and their home is smaller, but my MIL refuses to have a fire because of the mess. Jeff is challenged by the lower bill. ;)

Debbie, I bet your sister freezes her tooshie off in Colorado! I hope y'all have too much fun!

Ruth, I think Sparkit's poopies are bigger than Jazz! :lol:

Twynn, My theory on keeping the house neat -- If everyone doesn't care, one person CAN'T care. So I don't care! :)

I have so much to do this weekend. We are leaving for Louisiana Wednesday morning. I have to have Christmas shopping done for my family by then -- with presents wrapped! Jeff has taken care of gifts for all the men. Manly things! :D

I hope you all have a great weekend!

11-21-2009, 08:24 AM
:coffee2: Good morning to all you bright and perky earlybirds. :) I slept until 6:30, then had a long hot shower before coming downstairs. I did a double-take when I looked outside, though. Everything is coated white, but it's FROST, not snow like I first thought. :eek: I left my Christmas cactus out on the sunporch without the heat on overnight, but it looks like it's OK, and I'll have to remember to start bringing it in at night.

We're off for coffee and bagels before hitting Trader Joe's and Total Wine to stock up for the holiday. I'll have a very special visitor who I'm sure will help drink up the wine. :D

Debbie, have fun cooking for the youth group, and have a good time with your sister!

Ruth, maybe you can work in a nap sometime today after your restless night? I always have trouble sleeping when I have so much on my mind. Give Disney and Jazz some extra cuddling from me!

Twynne, enjoy your day and be nice to the kitties!

Chelby, it sounds like there'll be some shopping in your weekend. Enjoy your coffee by the fireside before you start your busy day!

11-21-2009, 08:31 AM
G'mornin Twynn and Chelby:sunny:

Twynn, the mornings are wonderful but I'm not very functional at 9PM. :lol: Sounds like a busy day for you.

Chelby, I'm amazed how quickly time is swooshing by. I leave here Monday, return in 2 weeks, stay a week, then it's Christmas. Wow! I'm thinking SPRING! Love your philosophy on the house! Hope you found your doll house.

Cottage, you just reminded me I had 2 little geraniums that are history. That saved a project. Your Saturdays always sound fun. I'll have to remember that when I come to the East Coast! Have a great one. I just shivered-it must be cold there!!!

11-21-2009, 08:34 AM
Good morning early coffee drinkers :coffee2:

Debbie - Can't wait to hear about your pie crust experiments. I might try one for Christmas with the family. Enjoy your kitchen day and time with friends.

Ruth - Good luck letting some things go. It's like watching your children go off on their own. Sometimes they do things you wouldn't do but you just have to trust it will all work out. Been learning that lesson a lot at work with 90% less staff hours some things just have to be handled by other people.

Twynn - I don't even have the young children excuse :o Hope there's a few minutes of quiet time somewhere in your weekend.

Chelby - Nice to see you! I've missed your perky self in the mornings :) I haven't even started my shopping yet. Waking up to a crackling fire and a mug of coffee sounds like a good way to start the day.

Cottage - Wow, you're colder than us for once. We are off to TJs too. Must be the weekend :) Wish we had a wine store though. That sounds like fun.

We are off to Northampton for some early shopping and a yummy lunch. We haven't been there in at least 6 months so it will be fun. Then over to Trader Joe's to stock up. I don't plan to go back before the new year, so need a good list.

The hectic season is definitely starting. I hope everyone is planning a few quiet minutes into the weekend. Gotta hold on to whatever little grains of sanity we have ;)

11-21-2009, 08:37 AM
SHelby - your idea sounds fab. Now, if I can tell my DH that idea. Funny how he always comments how messy it is, but is a big contributor. I think the biggest thing is, he doesn't make the kids clean up their mess...he'll do it for them (grrrrrrr). SIgh.

Cottage - I must've missed Ms. Ruth is visiting for the holidays?!? How lovely is that!??!

11-21-2009, 08:43 AM
Hi Cyndi. Lunch and shopping sounds fun!

The jury is still out on the pie crust-I'm favoring one from Hodgson Mills website. On the initial try, I didn't roll it thin enough and it needed salt-may decrease BP for high altitude, but it mixed and rolled out easy which outweighs another one which was PITA and had lots more fat although DH liked it better. Hmm...maybe I'll try again since I have a 6'2/140# guinea pig.:lol:

11-21-2009, 08:52 AM
Debbie - uh oh, a new recipe site. Now I might spend the whole day at my computer ;) I do love recipes. Can't imagine how I cooked before the internet (probably the large bookcase full of cookbooks)! Thanks :)

Twynn - hmm, so Cottage's need for extra wine made you think of Ruth? ;)

11-21-2009, 09:03 AM
Morning all! And a happy Thanksgiving week madness greeting too!

I can't believe it's already time for Turkey. Seems like school just started.
The past few months have been very busy and stressful with work piled on top of work. Seems that just as I get a handle on it, more is kerplunked on top of it. BUT I have this whole week off and plan on enjoying every minute of it even though I have work to do on school stuff. Got six new gorgeous computers in my class and want to also update my class "technology links" website. Between all the computers and the smartboard, we are in high cotton!
Seems like it would make things easier, but actually means more work, but worth it if it benefits the kids.

Looks like I'm doing the "big cooking" this week. I thought if my older son and his girlfriend were doing something with her family, I could just take younger son and his girlfriend out for Thanksgiving. No such luck. So girlfriend number 2 is doing some baking and will be helping me cook the feast. She LOVES to cook, so it will be fun having a buddy in the kitchen since my daughter will be in L.A. for the holiday. South Beach will get a holiday too on Thursday.

Other than that, nothing much going on here.. Going to a 3 times a year birthday bash at a friend's house today. ( 3 couples and we combine birthdays 3 times a year to celebrate since the birtdays are close together!) Should be fun.

PS...I just realized something. When looking at other "diet" forums, I see a lot of whining and complaining and moaning and groaning. Have you ever noticed that we just don't moan and groan and complain? Guess it's cause we feel good and healthy. Just a thought.

11-21-2009, 09:05 AM
Good morning ladies! :)

I had a great time with the youth group last night. The kids were great, the Pirates won the hockey game 3-1 and there were several "good" fights. ;) I did OK food wise, too. Ate OP for the 2 meals but I did have a couple of pixie sticks during the hockey game. I should have passed them up but there was an interesting "challenge" going on and I have a hard time passing up the goofy stuff....... :p

My eyes are glazing over so I'm not going to take the time to post individual notes this morning, but I was glad to hear what's up with each of you. Enjoy your Saturdays!

11-21-2009, 10:52 AM
Its a cloudy but warm day here.
I can see all the excitement coming over Thanksgiving.
My youngest son is back from Europe but in NYC. He is staying with a friend for a couple of weeks. I am anxious to see him soon.
Nothing much on the agenda here except a bit of tidying up and cooking. I have to clean my oven before I start baking because the smoke alarm is going off all the time.
Note to Chelby - I have a sign in my studio that says - Dull Women have Immaculate Homes.
Stephan got over the cold so much quicker the me, so the plan is still to go way on Sunday morning back on Wednesday.
take care

11-21-2009, 11:15 AM
Hi Sophie, I'm glad you have some warm weather. Have a great trip! I started another hat today.

Cat, hopefully you'll get to hang out a bit more since you have a WHOLE WEEK OFF! BD bash sounds fun! Have a great day. What I like about SB is that I can say that I can do this for a lifetime. What I always felt when following deprivation plans is how can I keep going??? I'm glad to be healthy and satisfied today.

Heidi, get some rest!! We can catch up later. I have alot of things I'd like to do today, now I need to figure out what I'm going to do. Hmm...drink coffee, knit, and think about it!

11-21-2009, 11:23 AM
Wow! Lots of chatter going on this morning! It's such a nice pick-me-up to read all the friendly conversations going on. :)

Debbie: Thanks for starting us up this morning! You sure are an early bird, even on Saturdays! I've been on the Hodgson Mills website before, but didn't pay much attention to the recipes. I'll probably be like Cyndi and be glued to it for the rest of the morning. I hope your day-at-home to-do list isn't too long! Enjoy some "you" time!!

Ruth: I know you'll be missing the pups. This is going to be our first Thanksgiving at home with them and I may be more excited that they don't have to spend it in the kennel than I am about all the other stuff. You'll have a great time with Linda, though, and I'm sure she'll keep your mind on other things. I hope you get a great sleep tonight. I'm with everyone else; enjoy your lack of responsibilities this season!!!

Twynn: I'm with you. The house is a disaster, but right now, I don't care! I'm off for the last fishing afternoon of the season with hubby. The house will wait until tomorrow after church. Have a good time with the kitties!

Chelby: Yikes! You're on a quick schedule, aren't you?! I'm sure you'll get it all done. I've got the shopping finished, but I'll probably end up wrapping presents at the last minute as usual.

Linda: I've got some lavender out in the back yard that I forgot to wrap. I really didn't expect it to get down 27* overnight. The forecast said 36* for a low. Oh well, I'm just going to get her some sun today and hope she's fine. I can't wait for posts next week about what a blast you and Ruth are having!

Cyndi: I'm sure you and Julie will have a great time today! Stay warm, though! I'll be looking to you for sanity because I'm fairly certain mine has flown the coop already! :dizzy:

Cat: Nice to "see" you here! Sounds like you'll be having a fun time in the kitchen this week. You're right, it's nice to be a part of an online group of non-whiners! Even when one of us has had a bad day, it's never presented in an annoying, complaining, whiny fashion.

Heidi: I'd probably have needed a pixie stick per hour to stay up all night with those kiddos. I'm glad it sounds like everyone had a great time! Now get some rest!!

Sophie: Thanks for reminding me, my oven needs to be cleaned this weekend as well. I hope your weekend agenda stays somewhat empty!!

Me: I was up early this morning (7:00), especially for a Saturday. I took the opportunity while DH slept to play the Wii for a bit. We had a late night last night which included going out to "Gallery Night", a local festival of sorts to promote local artists. I think for some it's just an excuse to be able to walk the streets with good wine or beer and lots of fair food. I didn't do too bad and just had a few nibbles of Jason's roasted turkey leg and had a roasted ear of corn myself. I avoided the funnel cakes, ribbon fries, fried pickles and etc. completely. It was a lot of fun and then we came home, lit a fire in the back yard fire ring and sat until about midnight, just talking. It was a really nice way to start the weekend.

Jae is working on breakfast and after that, we'll be headed to the gas place to fill up the propane tank (forgive me, but we're having fried turkey for Thanksgiving; please put the pitchforks away! :lol:) and do the last of the grocery shopping before the week. After that we're off to the lake for the last fishing trip of the year. Tomorrow we're headed to church in the a.m. and then I will finally put the second coat on the kitchen walls and attempt to paint some of the trim.

Okay, that's enough yapping out of me and I need a coffee refill anyhow. Hope everyone to come has a great Saturday!!

11-21-2009, 11:27 AM
Good morning everyone,

Debbie - Have fun baking, I still need to go grocery shopping but not sure if I will fit that in today or tomorrow after church since they are both on base.

Ruth - Give it a good 4 to 6 months and then it won't bother you anymore and you can just enjoy watching instead of doing everything.

Twynn - I am with you, you clean one room and they are in other room making a mess. LOL

Chelby - Have fun shopping, I think we might start today as well. My DH is the one who complains the most, I used to but said if you can't beat them then join them LOL. I do clean several times a week but I just don't sweat the messes, life happens and they will be gone from the house before you know it.

Cottage - Have fun at TJ's, I need to make a run maybe one day after work this week I will swing that way

Cat- Have fun cooking and enjoy. Yes I enjoy the cheer in this thread you are right.

Heidi- Glad to hear you had a great day, now get some sleep :)

Sophie- Didn't realize you had a cold as well, hopefully you will get over it before you leave.

As for me- have to run DD1 to her Ortho appt and then I think we are going shopping this afternoon, never made it to the movies last night, we did not want to have to deal with the crowds for the new moon movie.

Enjoy your weekend.

11-21-2009, 11:47 AM
Hi everyone... :) We had a cleaning person come to our home and spend 8 hours. That was nice! She is coming back to do some more work tomorrow. I can't wait to have a clean bathroom that I didn't have to clean myself!

I have to write a million papers and things this week, and then my family is coming in on Tuesday...


11-21-2009, 01:51 PM
Sophie, I love that sign. My mom has one that says, "Never trust a skinny cook!" Love it! :)

11-21-2009, 02:01 PM
Oh my! Just found out the group for the concert tonight has 11 band members who all need to plug into our antiquated 110 amp electrical system. :yikes: I may need to borrow a cup or 400 cups of electricity power from the neighbours! It's a good thing the roof got replaced this week on our 200 year old building. (The chimney fell apart during the week but that's another story. It'd be gone for sure after tonight!)

11-21-2009, 02:23 PM
oh no! Ruth, I've experienced some horror stories during my time re: old church buildings.

Our house is either 160/120 years old depending on what part you're talking about...we chose to tear down a chimney because it was falling down (the fireplace was blocked a long time ago anyway...

But new buildings don't have the character....

11-21-2009, 02:41 PM
Our thread is aptly named this weekend. Everyone seems like they're in a chatty mood, and it's so nice to hear from you all and find out what you're all up to. :grouphug:

We just got back from our shopping and finished up lunch. The holiday crowds are out already, and traffic was bumper-to-bumper. Monica called to say she and Carley are heading out this way right after they drop Eric off at the theatre, so I'm just going to sit and relax for a while until they get here.

Ruth, is there a place where you can rent a transformer for tonight's concert? Just a thought.......

11-21-2009, 04:27 PM
Thanks, Cottage. If worse comes to worst we can move the whole shebang over to the Fair Hall. It probably would be better there anyhow. We'll see what happens at five when we connect up. The power situation is a mystery to everyone, including the very competent Doug and the brilliant Dr. Bob. We have an electrician booked for next week to see if he can figure it out. We have two meters and a mysterious leakage which sends our bills sky high. Anyhow it should be an interesting evening - I hope Eric's is not as "interesting".

11-22-2009, 07:27 AM
Good morning. The concert went well with no power problems after all my fretting. We actually had 11 musicians and 85 audience members crammed into our wee Church which holds 66. The group was just great and were obviously having a lot of fun. I put the Church back in order for this morning's service and came home and fell into bed. I even slept in! :cheer:

After Church this morning I am going to do the Big Domestic for a while and then will be going out for afternoon tea. Four of us "girls" have decided we never get together to just chat and sip tea so today we start. Of course we'll all bring some sewing or embroidery "so as not to be wastin' our time"!

It should be a relaxing afternoon after a hectic week. I hope you take some rest and relaxation time too today. :)

11-22-2009, 07:49 AM
Good Morning Ruth! Glad to hear everything worked out for the concert. It sounds like a lovely day you have planned-enjoy!

Kirk and I went to dinner at our "new friends" home last night. We met them at Kirks TBI (traumatic brain injury) meeting on Thursday night. Ends up we have lots in common and we had an enjoyable evening. Today we jump in to busyness at church then come home to start packing and organizing. I hope the snow can wait for one more day. I've decided to bring one of my big salads for the potluck along with the SB Pumpkin Pie which is already sitting. That will make it easy to stay OP. I've enjoyed a nice cup of coffee and may crawl back in and snuggle with Bing.

Enjoy your Sunday everyone!

11-22-2009, 08:33 AM
Good Morning,

Last night was supposed to be a date night. When Jeff's parents found out we were going to Sam's, they wanted to go too. So, we ate where MIL wanted to eat and I didn't get what I ordered. Auston was a complete fool in Sam's. He ran down the aisle, slipped on the floor, and smashed his face into a display. His nose bled like a faucet! All I had was my suede jacket, so I held it on his face while we made our way to the bathroom. He was yelling, "This is the worst day of my LIFE!" all the way to the bathroom. I think Jeff still owes me a date! :D This morning, Auston actually looks pretty good. I expected a couple of black eyes.

I got all the laundry done yesterday. Yay! Today I have to wrap presents for my Louisiana family. I'll have to pull out my Charlie Brown Christmas CD. It's my favorite!

Happy Sunday!

11-22-2009, 08:35 AM
Good morning :coffee2: It's just warm enough to be a frost free morning. Not many of those left so I'll enjoy every one :)

Ruth - Sounds like a perfect day. Enjoy your tea time.

Debbie - How is that pumpkin pie? I'm going to go crustless for T-day but may try something more adventurous for the family holiday gathering.

Chelby - That definitely does not count as a date! You need a child free night out, even if it's chores.

Cottage - Hope you were able to stock up enough wine for your holiday guest. I hear she can really put it away ;)

Weebles - I so miss our cleaning person. Guess that should be me today ;)

Kim - If you are looking to me for sanity you are in serious trouble. I don't think I've seen mine since the 70s, before disco. Hope that fishing trip was loads of fun.

Sophie - so glad you are finally feeling better

Cat - sounds like a fun big cooking :) Competent company in the kitchen will make the day more enjoyable

It's a domestic day around here. The house has definitely gotten into an unfortunate state with me being away last weekend. I'm not going to overdo it though and plan to kidnap my bf from her new business and drag her out for a walk today. Hope there is some time to just sit back and enjoy life planned in your day today :)

11-22-2009, 08:50 AM
Good morning! :coffee: I must be getting lazy in my old age, I slept in until 7 today. :D

I'm glad the electric situation held up for the concert last night, Ruth. The church must have been bursting at the seams, but it sounds like a big success. Enjoy your tea this afternoon. Going out for tea is one of my favorite things to do, and there are a lot of very nice teahouses here. Hmmmm, maybe I can fit that into our agenda this week. :)

Debbie, how nice to discover new friends with the same interests as you! You made me chuckle, as you're thinking of crawling back to bed to snuggle with Bing, rather than Kirk. :lol:

Chelby, you poor dear! You definitely deserve another date night, with just the two of you this time! I'm glad Auston survived his ordeal, and I hope you were able to salvage your suede jacket, too!

Yesterday afternoon Cindy called me from the hospital to tell me Maggie fell off her horse at the Fox Hunt and broke her clavicle. :( I would have gone over, except that Monica and Carley were here, and Cindy said Maggie was holding up just fine and being very brave for the doctors. I'll give a call over there in a bit to see how she fared during the night and maybe run over to the farm with a little something for her. ;) Other than that, there's just the usual Sunday visit with Mom & Dad, and probably my son and his gang coming for supper later this afternoon. I may try to squeeze in some time to make a few dishes to freeze for Thanksgiving.

Right now I need more coffee. :)

11-22-2009, 08:55 AM
Good morning chicks!

Kim- That evening sound lovely! Love the fire part especially.

Ruth - Wow! Sounds like it was a great time! Congrats on a full house!

Chelby - LOL. I saw your post on FB. Honey, if the DS is with you, it's not a date night. And especially if the in-laws tag along. We won't even touch the nosebleed thing!

All else- have a relaxing Sunday. Sounds like too many of us are going to be domestic!!

Me - That cat spay clinic kicked my butt last night. I stayed an hour late to finish up what they time, I'm taking the early shift! But, they gave me a gift certificate to a really nice local restaurant (read: date night!) since I volunteer my services, that I look forward to going to. Then my DH drug me to Home Depot last night, and with an error in the first batch of paint, took forever to leave. But, I got to pick out paint by MYSELF. No one ELSE!! I pointed out to my DH that I don't get any rooms to decorate by myself, so now I get the cat room. LOL. It's a lovely shade of yellow...light, creamy/warm tinted. It's a small room without windows, so I think it was necessary.

Thanks for the coffee! I need to go clip coupons!

Cottage - at least it was only the clavicle!

11-22-2009, 08:56 AM
Cyndi, good morning! Here's your coffee - :coffee2: It's definitely not a frost-free morning here! I'm glad I remember to bring in my cactus last night. We bought a case of wine, so I'm hoping that's enough to hold us over. ;) Jake, Monica and I polished off a bottle last night.

Twynn, that's nice that your time and efforts were appreciated for the cat clinic. We'll be spending a lot of time at Home Depot right after Christmas, as we're finally going to remodel the bathroom, and we plan to gut it and start from scratch.

11-22-2009, 10:28 AM
Well the ball was the most uncomfortable 2 hours of my life. We had the skank-patrol sitting at our table. Their dresses (I refuse to call them gowns) were very inappropriate for the event. Yes it is a bit of jealousy, but I asked Brad if he would let me wear something like that even if I had the body for it and he said its inappropriate as well. I was embarassed for them, it was basically a mesh bodice with lace appliques covering their nipples. And it was so crowded that we were sitting at a table that is supposed to seat 8 that seated atleast 10 people. And the table that we were smashed up against had this lady sitting behind me that felt like I need very little room. Everytime we had to stand up for the ceremony she'd push her chair more into mine to the point where I basically had to suck my stomach in to stand up because I couldn't move my seat. Needless to say, we did not stay after the ceremony. We got home, I took off my uncomfortably tight dress and got in the bed. That was the best part of the evening. :)

Today is gonna be last minute shopping for thanksgiving, cleaning and laundry. talk to you all later.

11-22-2009, 11:48 AM
You made me chuckle, as you're thinking of crawling back to bed to snuggle with Bing, rather than Kirk. :lol:
Ahh...I did snuggle with Kirk and he just got through scrubbing the kitchen floor on his hands and knees. :rofl:He also did the countertops and since our meals are all at our church today, I'm set for tomorrow's departure.

Chelby, what a disaster! I'll bet you're glad that's over! Hope today is more fun!

Cottage, I'm glad you got to sleep in. Poor Maggie! Have a great day with the family!

KimStar, last night sure sounded like fun. Did you catch any fish?

Pearlrose, what base are you near? Hope that shopping gets done before it's too busy.

Weebs, hope those papers are getting done with minimal stress!

Cyndi, Pie is great-crust OK. For TG I bought individual ramekins for pie-no crust! Have fun being "domestic". Geez...I haven't heard disco discussed for quite awhile!

Twynn, your volunteering really helps! Thanks! Have fun coupon clipping.

Silly, what a unfun time...those events sure get crazy. Hope you have a little peace today.

Heidi, I really like your new book.

Ok, time to get my salad ready for church. I have to go in 45 min. Have a great day everyone!

11-22-2009, 12:34 PM
Good morning, all!

Ruth: I'm glad the electricity situation at the church worked out. When I read your update on FB I said a quick prayer that it would. Sounds like it was a fun time for all involved! Enjoy your tea-sippin'!

Lexxiss: I'm glad you had a great time with your new friends! Enjoy your day!

Linda: So sorry to hear about Maggie. I hope she heals quickly!

Chelby: Wow, that does sound like an awful night!! I'm glad Auston seems to be doing fine and wasn't traumatized by "the worst day of his life"! Hope you and DH get a do-over on date night soon!

Cyndi: Enjoy your walk with your bf! I guess we're all SOL in the sanity department, then!

Twynn: It's nice that you got that certificate for all of your hard work yesterday! I hope you and DH enjoy using it!

SillyFluff: Sorry last night was such a bust. I hope you schedule in some rest for yourself today!

Kara: I forgot to answer your question from the other day. The obstacle course is still there, but I've been doing inside workouts in the mornings, so it's been a little neglected. I'm sure we'll spruce it up again in the spring!

Me: Fishing was a blast. Jason caught two right away, but I fished for hours without a nibble. I finally landed a small, 1/2 lb. or so large-mouthed bass and then there was nothing for quite a while. Not too long before we needed to leave, I landed a nice 1.5 - 2 pounder. It was awesome! I can honestly say that yesterday was the first time I remember ever catching a fish. I definitely didn't want to leave after that! (Since none of them were really keepers, all fish were returned to their home...not a single casualty.)

We're off to church in about 10 minutes and then we're going to come home for a leftover lunch. I need to get the fridge cleaned out for this week! The turkey is already defrosting, but it would be nice to have some extra space for the pies and the prepped casseroles.

After lunch, I'm going to put the second coat of primer up on the kitchen and that's how it's going to stay for a while. I know we need to get a coat of enamel up there, but I forgot to budget it in for December and, after sending some money to MIL to help with her bills, we're stretched really thin for the remainder of the year. to get dressed. I must remember to remove my slippers!!

11-22-2009, 01:02 PM
Good morning (barely; it's nearly noon here, but I didn't get to sleep until 4.) I was here for a wee while back in August, and stopped posting because I was on and off plan because I've had an intermittent mouth inflammation/infection that my doctor said was caused by stress. It will clear up and then, if I have something acidic, like tea or salad dressing, it flares up again and I could eat nothing but bland, preferably cool foods, and could not deal with that and SB too. I kept track of calories, gained four pounds and took them off last week when I started back on the Beach. I've missed you all (and especially the what's for dinner thread. I'm going to try the lentil soup with many vegetables that Laurie posted last week. I haven't chopped that many vegetables at one time in about 25 years!)

I have a week off this week -- my school has a long Thanksgiving break -- so I'll be able to keep a schedule, cook, and walk -- my three demons. That's what I've planned for today.

Fat Melanie
11-22-2009, 01:19 PM
Sillyfluff, are you talking about the military ball? I know someone who attended, and they might have been one of the ones wearing skanky dresses. LOL! I know how you feel. Sometimes being around thinner girls who are dressed perhaps a bit inappropriately makes me a little... I dunno. I think it's part jealousy (on my part, not saying on yours), and yearning for the body I used to have and the clothes I used to wear. And of course, I don't like my husband to be reminded of other female's bodies. It's a combination of many, many things.

Well day 7 of phase 1, haven't lost a single pound, I guess I'll re-evaluate what I'm doing? I've done this too many times to have gotten it wrong, I'm not sure what is going on.

Today I plan to do a really thorough clean in here.. It is terrible. I have gotten so behind and my husband is no help. I just have to get off of facebook first! LOL!

Have a good day everyone.

11-22-2009, 01:22 PM
Melanie, how about posting your actual menus and quantities in the Phase I thread? We can then take a look at it and perhaps make some suggestions.

Fat Melanie
11-22-2009, 01:26 PM
Okay, sounds great! :D I'll make my way over there a.s.a.p for sure.