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12-08-2009, 06:54 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

I'm still not feeling up to par, but I thought I'd try a cup of coffee anyway-don't want to start into caffeine withdrawal. We have about a foot of snow and it's still coming down-I'm glad I rode my bike last week. Not much on my agenda just getting well. I'm not the greatest patient.

What's everyone else doing today? Sit and chat a bit :cofdate:.

12-08-2009, 07:02 AM
Can you tell I'm hard pressed for titles?

It's not snowing now but we did get a good four inches of the wet, sticky kind. It looks very Christmassy out there. The dogs came in last night with chaps of snowballs and were a little perturbed. Disney helped Jazz bite off his which was kind of charming. It's the first time I've seen her "mother" him although she does like him a lot.

Either the tub guys come today or they don't. :shrug: Owner Don called last night to tell me they have a wee bit to finish this morning at the other job and should be here this afternoon. I'll not hold my breath. I know where they are working and they really aren't finished yet but it is annoying. The cost of the dinner Don owes me is going up daily!

I'm going to hang around home today and work on niggles, including some baking for The Hanging of the Greens in Church this weekend and some stuff for my Christmas Eve bash. The food porn for the goody baskets had better wait a bit as I've already had a bad encounter with candied ginger.

Book club tonight which will be wine and cheese. **Sigh** Temptations abound!

How does your Tuesday look? Tra-la-la or Trudge Trudge? :cofdate:

12-08-2009, 07:04 AM
Aw, Debbie, I'm so sorry you are still not back to your normal cheery self. Cozy in and take good care of yourself.

12-08-2009, 07:13 AM
Thanks, Ruth, for the kind wishes. Such a sweet story about the doggies, too.

12-08-2009, 07:31 AM
Good morning :coffee2:

Debbie - Sorry to hear you're still under the weather in every sense of the word. Sounds like a perfect day for curling up with a mug of tea and a good book.

Ruth - I love the way dogs are surprised by snow every year. Then again look at us - we are all rushing off to get our snows on because we thought it might not snow this year ;)
I am constantly impressed that you can do all that baking and not indulge more. I just don't think I have that kind of will power. Have a cozy at home day today.

I'm off to get those pesky tires on this morning. That will probably involve a couple of hours in line. :o First the storm was going to miss us, now it looks like it might get here too. I admit I was enjoying the unseasonably warm and snowless weather.

Still battling the craving monster. I don't know exactly why it's gotten so much harder lately, the weather, stress, hormones - maybe all three. I just keep planning and then sticking to plan at least most of the day. Getting exercise is helps too. Now if I can just stick to plan all day!

Hope your Tuesday glides by without any hitches

12-08-2009, 07:31 AM
Good morning, I'm waiting for the sun to come out and then I'm heading to Massachusetts for a few days. My father isn't doing well at all and I've got more sick days saved up than I'll ever use so I decided to just trust that my class will survive the rest of the week with a sub (or is it the other way around?). I'll have internet access but I'm not sure what I'll have for time so I don't know if I'll be around much.

Deb, get well soon. :hug:
Ruth, you and your friends and neighbors have even more food centered get togethers than we have here in rural Maine - I didn't think anyone could top us. lol It must be the cold winters, eh?

Have a great day and a great week friends!

ETA Good morning Cyndi! Good luck with the snow tires, hopefully the line won't be too long.

12-08-2009, 07:35 AM
:coffee: Good morning! I'm tra-la-la-ing through Tuesday. So far, anyway. :) There's nothing pressing on my schedule, so I can pretty much do as I like today. I may finish wrapping presents, and I should go to Trader Joe's to return a jar of chutney that's defective. Or, it even sounds pretty tempting to just curl up on the couch with my book until it's time to go to work. ;)

Debbie, I'm sorry you're still under-the-weather. Make yourself as comfy as possible and just take it easy and look out at the pretty snow until you feel better. :hug:

Ruth, should we start taking bets as to whether they show up today or not?

12-08-2009, 07:41 AM
Cyndi, I hope you don't have to wait in line too long. Take along a book! I've been battling the crave monster since Thanksgiving. I'm not really hungry, but I just feel the constant urge to eat. Hibernation mode, maybe?

Heidi, I'm so sorry about your father. :hug: Have a safe trip and I'll keep you all in my prayers.

little chick
12-08-2009, 08:22 AM
Good Morning Chickies: I am going to tra-la-la-ing through Tuesday. I have a to do list today that I must get through, hoping for a Christmas :elf: to help me out. :)

Lexxiss- Feel better soon. Curl up with a cozy blanket and take it easy.

Ruth- Hope the tub guys come today, I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

Cyndi- I have caved a few times to that darn monster, I love the holidays but I don't know why I can't stay strong. :^:

Heidi-:hug:. Sorry to hear about your dad, travel safe.

Cottage- Go with the curl up with a good book. :D hope you have a great day.

Me- just going to work through my to do list. And hope I can scratch a few things off. Well got to dash and get my wee one ready for pre school. Enjoy your day chickies.

12-08-2009, 08:30 AM
Debbie, hope you feel lots better soon!

Ruth, what book are you reading for your book club? Maybe just eat some stinky cheese and then breathe on everybody. They'll stop offering you things!

Cyndi, sending will power vibes to you!

Heidi, prayers for a safe trip and good visiting with your dad.

Linda, what's defective about your chutney??? Have a fun day!

LC, good luck with your list!

I'm sitting here listening to Connor practice his violin. Too quickly, as usual. I made the mistake of taking him to a David Garrett concert and now he wants to play everything fast. Oops. Doesn't sound so great on those minuets... Kadyn is finished her violin and reading and just has to do math. Connor still has to do his math, too. Then we're off to ballet and Kuk Sool. Connor finds out today if he got his blue belt or not. I'm thinking he's going to come home with it. The camera is going with us.

I tried to beachify some cookies this morning and they didn't really turn out too well. They taste great, but they fell apart when I tried to take them off the sheet. Maybe there are some things that are just meant to be unhealthy.

Got in my run before the rains started this morning. Well, mainly before rains started. I had to do the last half mile or so in the rain, but I wasn't too wet when I got back. The downstairs bathroom is cleaned and the entry is swept and I've got two loads of laundry folded, one load hung, and two loads in the dryer.

I think I might tie a metronome to Connor's ear. Be back later.

12-08-2009, 08:33 AM
Good Morning, Everyone!

Debbie, I'm so sorry you are sick! Do you have the flu?

Just wanted to say good morning. Things are busy, busy in my office. One of my jobs has been matching some of our neediest families with Christmas sponsors. Gifts are starting to come in. It's amazing to me what joy the sponsors are getting buying toys and gifts for people they don't even know! Our local Master Gardeners group brought a truckload of toys. Every member brought a girl and a boy toy to their December meeting -- 50-60 members! I'm going through those toys today, which will be distributed to our families, too. The families will pick up their gifts next Tuesday through Thursday. It's crazy, fun busy. :)

I hope everyone finds some way to get into the Christmas Spirit!

12-08-2009, 08:39 AM
Good morning chicks. I have no idea what's on the agenda today besides work and a walk. A little hall-decking, I guess. I think we've test-driven all the cars DH is interested in. Now he just needs to decide. Thank goodness, I hate car shopping. Yesterday he was cleaning out the Toyota so we can trade it in and found a large amount of money in the glove box. I had been taking it to the bank to deposit ... 3 months ago. I never missed it, leading me and him to believe that I'm losing my mind. I've suspected as much for a long time.
I'm happy to say that all the cookies from Sunday's cookie exchange are gone or frozen, and I've got a tub of butternut squash soup and another of refried bean soup to get me through the day. Soup is my secret weapon!

Lexxis, stay warm and feel better soon. :hug:
Ruth, it's definitely trudge trudge for me. Hope your tub guys show up!
Heidi, safe trip and enjoy your time with your dad! I hope he's okay.
Cyndi, hope you get your tires quickly so you can get on with your day!
cottage, do you get much bad stuff from TJ's? I've had to return more things there than anywhere else I shop. I love their stuff otherwise, but it's very annoying. Plus, they've made us sick twice.
lc, good luck with that list. Are they all in school for a bit? It's nice that you get a little quiet time.

ETA - have a great day Kara!
Chelby, that's a fun task to have! At work we sponsor a family every year. It's way more gratifying than just donating to Toys for Tots, where the recipient is unknown (which we also do). I'm sure there are lots of families that need help this year. The other day I saw a senior angel tree at the mall. I thought that was a great idea too.

12-08-2009, 09:21 AM

Have a good day!!!!!


12-08-2009, 09:44 AM
Good morning chickies,

Debbie- I hope you feel better soon, take care of yourself.

Ruth- fingers crossed that the tub guys come today

Heidi- Prayers for you and your family and drive safely.

Cyndi- Hope you don't have to stay in line long for the tires- I too am battling the craving monster- do fairly well during the day its dinnertime that I am battling don't know why.

Cottage- Did you decide to enjoy a book or do errands? Have a great day.

LC- good luck with your list

Kara- good luck to Connor tonight- your kids have alot on their plates but sounds like they have fun.

Chelby- that is great- glad to hear that people are getting in the right spirit of the Season. We also pick a specific family at work for one of the children in the hospital and donate to that family.

Today is our work Christmas luncheon, I made a cheescake for it- everyone was supposed to bring the desserts- not sure what they are serving as it is catered so we shall see. Tonight DD2 has play practice again, DD1 has Youth group and DS has to work- With only three cars guess that means DH is going to have to stay home tonite or drive DS to work. DS truck should be back in action next week.

Goal for today is try to stay op for eating and get some exercise in. Have a great day everyone

12-08-2009, 10:09 AM
Chelby, where do you work? It sounds like you really enjoy your job!

Schmoodle, I just had some butternut squash soup for lunch. Mmmmm!

Lisa, hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

Rose, enjoy your luncheon!

I just figured out what the opposite of South Beach is...shortbread! I just made a pan of it and I think I am getting fat just smelling it. It will be parceled out to cookie plates and leave my house ASAP!


12-08-2009, 10:54 AM
Good Morning Girlies!

Debbie- I sure do hope you get to feeling better soon! When I feel bad I like to have some hot veggie stock with carrots and celery... if I ate chicken I suppose I would put it in there too :)

Ruth- I love to see my pets helping each other out- so sweet :) And I am hoping for a tra-la-la day! I hope your tub guys get there this afternoon!!! or tomorrow morning at the latest!

Cyndi- I don't think that battle will ever end! the temptations will always be there! Although, I do think this time of year is probably the worst at least for me, I know I want lots of comfort foods- which used to involve lots of carbs...

Heidi- Have a safe trip and I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Cottage- your day sounds lovely! I may just come hang out with you! lol

Littlechick- I hope you get several things crossed off your list today! they just seem to add up don't they?!

Kara- Glad you got your run in before the rain! Sounds like your kiddos are very talented...even if one does need that metronome! ETA- MMMMM shortbread!:dizzy:

Chelby- As good as it makes us feel to help others I wonder why more people don't do it more often! I know I am guilty of that too... even if its just time that means so much to someone... anywho- your day does sound fun! ENJOY!

Schmoodle- I think you just found yourself an awesome Christmas present! LOL. thank goodness you found it before trading in! What kind of cars are you guys looking at?

Lisa :wave:

Pearl- hope that your luncheon is lots of fun and you stay OP!

As for me, just a huge to-do list... I will try not to get overwhelmed! I have mainly stuff around the house I need to get accomplished as we have a dinner party Sunday... I also need to head over to honeybaked and order a ham because we are the only veggie heads so I would rather not have to cook the meat! I had a 50 dollar certificate last year I just need to find it! Well, off to get the day started! Way later than you guys but started none the less!

12-08-2009, 10:58 AM

I hope everyone has a great day.

Debbie- Feel better soon!

Ruth- I hope you get your tub!

Cyndi- I hope the craving monster takes a hike!! Bugger seems to hang around me too!

Heidi - My thoughts are with you.

Cottage- A book sounds temping to me also!! I wish I could just hangout today!

Little Chick- Good luck with your list!

Tomandkara- Running in the rain actually sounds fun, if you don't get too wet. Congrats on your very productive morning.

Chelby- What a great way to help out!

Schmoodle- Enjoy your soup! sounds tasty

pearlrose- Enjoy your Christmas luncheon!

I am going to make today a great day. (that's what I keep telling myself) I am going to go to the gym and I am going to eat on program. That will make me feel so much better.

Thanks for letting me in to your daily chit chat.

Enjoy your day!!

12-08-2009, 03:26 PM
Karyn, you are brave to share your story. Here's hoping your day turns around!

Rikki, hope you get everything on your list done today!

12-08-2009, 03:26 PM
:carrot::carrot::carrot::cb::cb::cb: The guys and the tub are here!

12-08-2009, 03:30 PM

12-08-2009, 03:36 PM
:carrot::carrot::carrot::cb::cb::cb: The guys and the tub are here!

That sounds like more fun than it probably is ;)

I'm just wasting a little time waiting for the National Weather Service to update their forecast. We have a workshop tomorrow night and I need to decide whether or not to cancel/postpone it. It will be a big PIA either way. Meanwhile I'm loading work at home stuff on my thumb drive ;)

12-08-2009, 04:38 PM
That sounds like a lot of fun to me, too!!!!!! I have a tub.... send them my way? Do they give massages? :D

Just taking a few minutes to say hi! Holy crap what a busy existance it's been. So the plan is to finish up work, go home, do a 30 Minute Ab Routine on the Wii Fit, 30 minutes worth of cardio, and then I'm having Cajun Lentils and Brown Rice for dinner. Yum-o.

46 Days til Key West!!!!! Someone yell at my extra poundage for me because it's not listening to me!

Hope you all are having a glorious (and not so sleety/snowy) day!


12-08-2009, 05:10 PM
We are getting 8" to 12" tomorrow! I imagine I'll be too snowed in for the gym but hope I can make it to pet therapy.

12-08-2009, 05:51 PM
Send some of that white stuff my way please! Its raining here now- why couldn't it wanna rain when it was 20 degrees cooler last week! I'd much rather have snow than rain!

Weezle- sounds like you've got a plan here is some :dust: for that extra poundage!

Cyndi- hope the weather pans out for you ;)

Ruth-Yeah for the men with the tub! are there three of them?LOL

So far I haven't got much done today! UGH. these pulls are taking way more work than I expected! Imagine that. lol. They are about half way done and I have been working on them for about 3 hours now. dril drill drill...*sigh* I have got a lil laundry done between. Need to run to lowes for some screws for the drawers- the ones that came with the pulls aren't long enough.
Hopefully I can get some cleaning done tonight! There is much more dust now! they need a drill attachment that you can hook to your vacuum!

12-08-2009, 06:23 PM
Nothing much going on here today. I'll pick up Brian soon unless he decides to walk home and then I'll go work out while he is at Faith Formation tonight. I've got something planned every night this week, I think.

12-08-2009, 08:27 PM
I'm glad I started feeling better. Our furnace went out and it took the better part of the day and $85 service call to get it going. Thank goodness they could even get here with all the snow we've had-over a foot so far.

Cyndi, did you get the snow tires on?
Heidi, hope we hear that you made it alright.
Cottage, hope you got to snuggle up on the couch-it didn't happen here.
LC, hows that list?
Kara, glad you got your run in.
Chelby, what a nice way to get gifts together for special families.
Schmoodle, too bad you didn't find the money. Soup is my secret weapon, too.
Lisa, :wave:
Pearlrose, Whew! Busy day!
Rikki, Hope you found that gift certificate!
KarreB, thanks for sharing your story! Hope your days start getting better!
Barb, hope you get your workout in!

Ok, I need to think about dinner. It was a very off plan day. I haven't eaten anything which is a :nono:, it was just too crazy and I wasn't much good at multitasking. Tomorrow is a new day!

12-08-2009, 08:52 PM
Hi Ladies :wave:

I had time to read all your posts but I don't want to take time for personal notes tonight.

Things are not as bleak here as I thought - or at least that's how it seems tonight. They're not good - but better than I thought this time yesterday.

Thanks so much for your good thoughts and prayers for my family and me. :hug:

12-08-2009, 11:08 PM
My Favorite Wins!!!!!!