Support Groups - The Worldly Chicks Will Jettison Their Jiggling Junk OUT OF January!




happy2bme
01-01-2010, 02:21 AM
Happy New Year Everyone :celebrate: :woo:

Welcome to a New Year, A New Decade and New Hope AND Intentions to make this a great year for all. We've all more than our share of downers in '09 but I'm hopeful that 2010 will be a better year. The big guy upstairs would simply NOT give us grief 2 years in a row - we're too nice for that :D

Since we are jettisoning the jiggling stuff into the January Junk pile, as you post, let us know what you are doing and how you are handling the ring toss to success.

I never opened the bottle of wine I had chilling in the refrigerator. We had a nice dinner, not too much and no snacking afterwards. Did enjoy a reasonable slice of Italian Creme Cake which was not as good as I remember. And I am off to clean 101 hot spots in my house and tucked number 1 - the nightstand - under my belt. 1 down, 100 to go. :dizzy:

It was very boring here at midnight. I missed the ball drop in New York and absolutely nothing was on TV here - fireworks, clapping, even cheers from Beale street - NOTHING to mark the entry into the new year. DH stayed up with me, we were channel surfing when I noticed the clock roll to twelve. We kissed, wished each other a happy new year and he went off to bed shortly afterwards. Now that I've set up the new thread, I'm off to dream land too.

Good wishes to all the chicks!


happy2bme
01-01-2010, 02:30 AM
bumping the thread so that January in in front of December as it should be...

MELODY525
01-01-2010, 08:32 AM
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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU MISS HAPPY AND THANKS FOR THE NEW THREAD!! I AM GOING TO JIGGLE MY BUNS OFF THIS MONTH.

LAST NIGHT AFTER DEALING WITH SENIORS AND A BROKEN ELEVATOR, I HAD A GOOD TALK WITH MYSELF. I HAVE A SECRET TO TELL.....
ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO I WEIGHED IN AT 193.5
THEN I RESTARTED A VERSION OF MY OLD PLAN. TODAY I WEIGHED 190.5. THAT'S 3 LBS DOWN. WATER RETENTION.

JUST SEEING THE HIGHER NUMBER ON THE SCALE SCARED ME INTO CHANGING MY DIET BACK TO THE OLD ONE. I JUST CAN'T EAT CERTAIN FOODS AND I NEED TO REMEMBER THAT BEFORE I BALLOON UP OVER 200 AGAIN.

THANK GOD I SAW A SMALLER NUMBER ON THE SCALE. I PROMISED MYSELF I WOULD WEIGH IN ON JANUARY FIRST AND GO FROM THERE. GONNA JETTISON MY JUNK THIS MONTH FOR SURE....OR AT LEAST GET BACK TO WHERE I WAS LAST JANUARY!! :ebike:

:cheer3:NEW YEAR... NEW US! :cheer2:


ceejay52
01-01-2010, 10:11 AM
Happy New Year

Mel
I'm in the same boat. I've seen larger numbers on the scale this year-even the 200 pound mark. That number scares me like the big 60 nmber scares me in age. I'm looking forward to the day I retire just don't like those numbers. I'm vain and don't want to get old. Good job on that three pound loss.

Happy
Thanks for setting up our new thread. I watched two episodes of the Thin Man with William Powell and Myna Loy as Nick and Nora, detectives. Wow, 101 hot spots is a lot of cleaning.

My cousin Jack made me realize that setting goals were important so my goal in January is to lose 10 pounds. I'm going to have to buckle down though to get this done. The one way for me to lose the weight is to use a low carb and the low gycemic index food plan. I've also set new travel rules. As much as my aunt and uncle like for me to come to visit it's really getting the best of me. This will be once a month for the uncle's get together if the weather is good.
Speaking of weather. It looks snowy today.

Roseblush
01-01-2010, 10:29 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR WORLDLY LOVELIES, BLESSINGS FOR A HEALTHY AND SANE NEW YEAR!
Sorry I have not been here much but I do read when I get a moment and think of you and giggle and send my prayers when needed! My guy has been living here with me for about 2 months and it has been wonderful! He may have to leave for a job so that will be a bummer but we know the best parts now.
I am so glad I did my walk last year it was a major effort but worth it. The goal caused me to just get out there and move and walk and walk and walk. I need to move more this year also. We finally got snow so the skiis are going on today and out my door I can make a loop.
Sending wishes to all of you ladies and it is such a gift to have this thread and to maintain friendships that exist around the world. Blessings to all,
especially to my long time friends on this thread....your support to women is remarkable as you all are!
Peace,
Renae........2010.....WOW

MELODY525
01-01-2010, 12:52 PM
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OK I PEDALED FOR 20 MINUTES AND MY JUNK IS REALLY JIGGING!! THEN I PUT ALL MY GIFTS AWAY, GOT RID OF MY RECYCLES, MADE ANOTHER BAG FOR THE KIDS, HUNG SOME GOODIES ON A WOMANS DOOR ANONYMOUSLY (SHE HAS ALZ AND LOVES SURPRISES...JUST LIKE A LITTLE KID) AND NOW I NEED TO TACKLE THE BATHROOM. IT'S REALLY GETTING CLUTTERED IN THERE. TRYING TO KEEP SOME NEW MOMENTUM GOING.

CEEJAY~ GOOD GOALS KIDDO!! THIS IS GoING TO BE YOUR YEAR...I CAN FEEL IT IN MY BONES..GO, GO GO :cheer3: DID THE SNOW BEGIN???...THE MAP LOOKED LIKE A MESS DOWN YOUR WAY....I THINK I READ IT RIGHT :rofl: SAFE TRAVELS IN THE CAR:scooter:

RENAE~ SO GLAD THE YEAR IS GOING TO BE A GOOD ONE AND HAVING SOMEONE TO SHARE IT WITH IS NICE TOO :hug: LONGER DISTANCE CAN BE GOOD...KEEPS THE MYSTERY ALIVE :belly: HAVE A GREAT YEAR. HOW'S MOM????

HAPPY~ BTW...I HAVE 101 HOT SPOTS TOO IF YOU DECIDE TO GET REALLY AMBITIOUS!!! :rofl: :rofl: TAKE CARE OF THAT FOOT OR COME MONDAY YOU WILL BE GOING TO WORK CRYING AND DRAGGING THAT DANG BOOT!! :nono:SENDING ANOTHER FOOTSIE HUG :hug:

ceejay52
01-01-2010, 03:15 PM
Mel
Good for you on the 20 minutes of jiggling that junk!

Renae
:hug: It's so good to see you posting today. We miss you when you are not around.

I've been looking at the tv schedules to see what else is on besides foot ball. I've found that he Bravo channel is having reruns of the biggest loser and that tonight at 7 p.m. another biggest loser is on our channel 5 wrec out of memphis. I'm not sure if this is the newest Bl or not.

I'm like Mel I've completed my 20 minutes on the pedals. Now on to hit some hot spots. I'm hoping I don't have 101.

1day@atime
01-01-2010, 08:31 PM
Hello Ladies,

Had a great day of relaxation. I went to the movies with a old friend then to dinner.

Ceejay - I agree with your cousin at setting goals. My goal for Jan is to exercise 3 days a week, No if ands or buts...

Happy - my street was pretty quite too. Usually there are fireworks in the distance, but didn't even hear them. 101 hot spots? is that cleaning areas?

Mel - WTG on getting your 20 minutes in. Keep that up and your junk will stop jiggling

Renae - have fun on the slopes today...

MELODY525
01-02-2010, 08:31 AM
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PATTY~ I FORGOT I SAW YOU ON DECEMBER'S THREAD. HOPE THAT THIS YEAR BRINGS YOU LESS STRESS AND MORE RELAXATION :beach: GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TIME OUT WITH A FRIEND. :hug:

CEEJAY~ I WATCHED SOME OF THE BIGGEST LOSER ALSO BUT COULDN'T KEEP MY EYES OPEN FOR THE OTHER ONE. I THOUGHT A NEW BL SHOW BEGIONS ON THE 5TH BUT NOT SURE. GOOD FOR YOU WITH THE 20 MINUTES TOO!!

:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS OF THE NEW YEAR.
WE HAD A DUSTING OF SNOW OVERNIGHT. FOR THE FIRST TIME, I DID NOT GO DOWN AND TOSS SOME SALT OUT THE FRONT DOOR. STARTING THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT. I WARNED EVERYONE ON THURSDAY PURPOSELY SO THEY CAN'T SAY I DIDN'T TELL THEM.
JEN IS GETTING CONGESTED. BETWEEN THE SINUSES, THE HEATERS, THE KIDS AND THE CIGARETTES :faint: IT'S ALL BEEN TOO MUCH. SENT UP SOME MEDS WITH ONE OF THE KIDS. WE ALL HAVE TO LEARN THE HARDWAY. I WONDER WHO SHE TAKES AFTER...MUST BE HER DAD:rofl:
DARE I SAY IT'S BEEN QUIET? LAST NIGHT WAS A DREAM AND I FELL ASLEEP BEFORE 9 I THINK. GOTTA LOVE THE TIMER ON A TV :cb:
OFF TO BREAKFAST AND SOME COCOA I THINK. IT'S ONLY 25 OUTSIDE AND A WEE BIT CHILLY IN HERE.:brr:
HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY :moped:

happy2bme
01-02-2010, 01:37 PM
Good morning ladies,

Back to the routine again. What day is it again? :?: :lol:

There is the usual laundry and house cleaning to be done as well as menu planning. I have decided this time around, I will make a complete menu - from daybreak to sunset and stick to it. Will be time consuming BUT I will be able to figure and stick to my points better doing it this way. My foot feels a little bit better but I'm sure that's because I have been sitting here for 2 days mostly doing nothing. I might put the boot back on while I'm up and about.

I think you are right Mel about the new season of the Biggest Loser starting up again next week. They traditionally show repeats of the show around now since dieting is so in focus this time of year. How many people will give up their plans come Monday? Sad but true. It's good that you put the brakes on seeing the numbers on the scale rise. I think that's the point - stopping before it gets too out of hand.

Argh, who is smoking around Jen? I have to say that I really don't like the smell of cigarettes anymore. We were visiting some friends back in Chicago and I think A snuck back in the kitchen to grab a cig - or went on the back porch and it poured right into the house. Ugh. I hope your home remedies help her breathe better but I suppose avoiding the irritants is the best treatment. I've been stuffy all week too no thanks in part I'm sure to my podmate who was coughing all week long from some schmutz she picked up from her kid. I have the humidifier on constantly but still get those occasional choking sinus coughs that are both annoying to the cougher (me) and the people who have to listen to me hack (DH). :lol:

Hi Patty and Renae - nice to see you guys peeking back in again. Happy New Year to you both also. Yes Patty - 101 Hotspots does involve cleaning. I have a tentency to drop stuff here and there - I go through the mail and make a pile on the counter of "things I'll look at later because I don't have time right now" or will fold laundry and make a pile of things that need mending or unload groceries and make a pile of personal care items that I need to put away (once I make room on the shelf for them). Next thing you know, there are bits of things here and there. More bits than I have time to deal with so I stay up too late trying to tidy up and don't get enough sleep and then DH thinks I'm wasting money because this stuff lays around for a week (if you needed it that bad why is it sitting here on the counter for days on end :mad: ) and so on and so forth. It just stresses me and I always vow to get in the habit of dealing with things immediately instead of making piles. Here I go again. Like changing my eating habits, I do well for a while and slip back into old habits almost effortlessly.

Renae - congrats on accomplishing your walking goal. I think we could all do well by it. I'm sure it's dead cold where you are right now.

I think a goal of 3 days a week exercise is a good one and very do-able to start with Patty. Sounds like you had a nice holiday so far.

Thanks for the footsie hug Mel :hug: Sounds like you picked up some of Shad's superpowers when it comes to buzzing through the house and getting things done! I guess you can always find things to give away although I would think that your place is pretty spartan already just because so many things bother the eyes are such. Good for you - keep up the peddling - don't stop until you hit my house :lol:

Same to you Ceejay for hitting the bike. Hope you find something in TV - looks like it's pretty blah all through the weekend. Better then I suppose to get off the couch and do something more useful :^:

Looks like we lose half our crew when people are not posting from work. So happy new year to all. I'm going to go check out some recipes.

diyana
01-02-2010, 05:25 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR, my friends!

Sorry I've been MIA for a couple days. I spent Thursday morning and afternoon and Friday morning and afternoon cleaning. The place looks great! On Thursday, DH and I went to his aunt and uncles and played cards until about 10 pm, then came home. As usual, I didn't stay awake until midnight...but I made it 'till 11:30 until I just couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. We figured it was midnight where Mel lives, so we wished each other Happy New Year and went to sleep. Last night, DH and I went out to dinner with friends at a wonderful restaurant. The restaurant was originally built in the 1800s, but it has newly renovated but still has the ol' time warmth and cozyness! After dinner, we came back to our house and watched movies and then played some Wii games. We all had a blast.

Today, I'm pretty darn tired...so I've been pretty much relaxing. Except I did go to the grocery store, do laundry and do a Wii Fit workout. Actually, I'm not feeling all that great today, which is why I'm planning on taking it fairly easy today and tomorrow. It's VERY cold out...I think the HIGH temp today was 4, it's supposed to get well below 0 tonight and be chilly most of this week I think. :brr: So after grocery shopping and filling the bird feeders, I decided to stay indoors.

Happy - Thanks for setting up the new thread! I'm definitely going to jiggle and jettison my junk right off. I'm going to try and keep the house clean at least through this week so I don't have much to do in preparation for my niece's visit. Hopefully, I can keep it clean for a long time though. 101 hot spots? That's a ton of cleaning...but I guess if I added up all the spots that need cleaning/organizing and junk jettisoning, it might be 101. Mel's right....don't overdo all that cleaning. You need to rest that foot. REST, ICE, ELEVATION AND COMPRESSION.

Mel - Congrats on the weight loss! That's wonderful!! :cp: :cp: Great job on the pedaling!! So sorry to hear Jen is having sinus troubles. Sending healing :hug: for her.

Ceejay - You deserve a congrats on the pedaling too! You Go Girl!! Good for you for setting yourself on an eating plan that works for you. Hope you didn't get too much snow. Too funny that you're trying to find stuff other than football on TV. I'm watching college football even though I don't normally (unless it's Wisconsin playing) just because I know that football season is nearly over (1 more month) and I'll be going through football withdrawals.

Renae - Great to hear from you! Bummer that your guy has to leave for a job....but you do know the best parts. Enjoy! Congratulations on your walking goal...and for doing cross country skiing.

Annie - I hope you and your mom are doing well. Are you getting to spend time with DD and DS?

Patty - So nice to hear from you! Glad you're enjoying some relaxing time.


My steps to jettisoning jiggly junk are to:
1. Journal EVERYTHING I eat.
2. Eat 5 servings of fruits or veg daily
3. Limit sweets to once per week (not counting the sugar free cocoa I put in my coffee in the morning).
4. Wii Fit for at least 30 minutes 5 days per week (it gives you a bit of a sassy bad time if you don't workout every day).
5. Go to the gym at least once per week.

I'm going to go start dinner, fold laundry and then get under the covers to relax for the evening.

Love and big Happy New Year hugs to all,

Laura705
01-02-2010, 09:11 PM
Hello to everyone and Happy New Year! :cheers: :celebrate:

Our little party was just fine. Not the most exciting time I've ever had, but pleasant. Late night, but we got everything cleaned up so we didn't have to deal w/ it the next day. I lounged around all day Friday in my pj's until 7 ish - not sure why I bothered to dress, LOL. Today was a blood donation and my hair appointment. Color stayed the same, but I reversed my decision about layers long enough to catch in a ponytail - my hair was flat and boring, so back to some shorter layers. Finally watched Christmas in Connecticut on DVD this afternoon. Not doing much right now except some laundry. Tomorrow morning I'll get to the gym. I cancelled my newspaper subscription, so hopefully a Sunday morning workout will replace my Sunday morning newspaper habit.


Mel - Congrats on the 3 pound loss! Hope's Jen's sinuses clear soon!

Happy - 101 hot spots?! I don't even want to count 101 of them, let alone clean them!

Michelle - Glad the house is clean and you're ready for your niece. Yeh, very cold here today, but not much wind, so that made it much more bearable - even if I was just going from indoors to car and back again.

Ceejay - Good to cut back on the drives to Paragould if it's taking too much out of you! And you'll need your energy to meet your January goal!

Patty & Renae - nice to see you back on the thread!

Hellos to Annie & Shad!!

Cheers!

ceejay52
01-02-2010, 09:21 PM
Michelle
I like your steps into jiggling the junk.

Mel
As my grandpa used to say it's cold out there today. :brrr: No snow yet but snow showers tomorrow. However, the temperatures are perfect for more. Happy is correct in that the BL does start a new season on Tuesday. These were all reruns.

Happy
Did you get those hot spots cleaned? I started but didn't have the ump to get her done. It does take time in planning and preparing but it is the only way I can actually eat healthy.

Patty
Hello, Rest and relaxtion are on my agend this year also. I need to use up those vacation hours some way.

Last year I didn't have much structure to meal planning and this year I'm making that a priority. Meal planning will be the original protein, veggie fruit, starch, and dairy per meal.
Rode the stamina bike for 20 minutes last night but tonight I'm using the portable pedals. I have a pounding sinus headache. I slept 4 four hours this afternoon which is highly unusal for me. But I felt a bit light headaed. My bp was a little elevated but not enough to go to the emergency room.
My neighbor called me last night to inform me that one of the apartments across the street had been broken into over the week end.

ceejay52
01-02-2010, 09:24 PM
Laura
You and I must have been posting at the same time.

Shad
01-03-2010, 02:08 AM
Evening all,
I finally made it all the way to Lilydale and here I sit having spent a fortune on setting up a new ISP. This one I buy by the hour, so I will have to do most of my reading and personals at work.

Long boring drive down. It rained solidly through most of New South Wales and I think the roads got closed not long after I went through. It was actually quite boring except for the flooded bits. It blew and rained until I got to a place called Windy Hill when the wind stopped (but not the rain) and the fog came down. Couldn't see more than a couple of feet in front of me and had to drive by the white line. Difficult also to see the water on the road as well. Once we got passed that it fined up and the sun came out. Yeehaa.

Thanks for setting up the thread Happy. I can't spend too much time here, but will be in for personals tomorrow when I go back to work.

MELODY525
01-03-2010, 08:19 AM
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:brr:GOOD MORNING CHICKS OF THIS FROSTY MORNING AND ONE WARM CHICK...MAYBE TWO.
IT'S 16 DEGREES AND A SMOKE ALARM WENT OFF...I LOOKED LIKE A SNOWMAN GOING DOWN TO ANSWER AND RESET IT!! TRYING TO THINK SPRING-LIKE THOUGHTS:beach:
NOTHING IS NEW HERE. JUST DID SOME SORTING OUT OF FRIDGE AND FREEZER. THIS IS THE WEEK FOR TRADER JOE'S. JEN IS FEELING SOMEWHAT BETER AND NOW RICHIE IS SICK. :faint: I TOLD THEM ALL TO KEEP AWAY FROM ME!! :rofl:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.
HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY :moped:
OH AND LET ME SAY 2 THINGS....FIRST IS THAT JEN HERSELF IS STILL SMOKING. :nono: AND SECOND IS THAT THOSE 3 LBS I LOST WERE PART OF THE 6 LBS POUNDS I GAINED. :tantrum: NOT SURE IF I MADE THAT CLEAR OR NOT. I THINK IT WAS WATER RETENTION FROM SUGARY AND SALTY FOODS CAUSE IT CAME OFF SO FAST. BUT THANKS FOR THE GOOD THOUGHTS ANYWAY.


HAPPY~ MENU PLANNING SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA. MAYBE YOU CAN MAKE A FEW THINGS ON THE WEEKEND TO EASE THE WORK WEEK COOKING. IF YOU GET SOME GREAT IDEAS...SHARE THEM!! :hun: HOPE THE FOOT IS OK THIS WEEK AT WORK.


MICHELLE~ GLAD YOU BOTH HAD A GOOD TIME OUT AND BACK HOME WITH THE FRIENDS. I THOUGHT IT WAS COLD HERE TILL I READ YOUR POST :brr: :rofl: YOU MADE ME LAUGH ABOUT IT BEING MIDNIGHT HERE ON NY EVE:lol3: :lol3:


LAURA~ I AM HAVING A PJ WEEKEND!! CRACKING UP OVER HERE WITH YOU GETTING DRESSED AT 7!! :rofl: :rofl: GLAD YOU HAD A PLEASANT PARTY. I LOVE CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT.... THE OLD B&W ONE WITH BARBARA STANWYCK IS THE BEST ONE. :dance:



CEEJAY~ SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE BREAK IN. YOU GOT THE ADT JUST IN TIME!! HOPE MEAL PLANNING WORKS FOR YOU ALSO. CONGRATS ON THE EXERCISE....WE'LL BE PEDALING TOGETHER!!! :ebike:


SHAD~ SCARY TRIP YOU HAD GOING BACK TO WORK :yikes: I AM JUST GLAD YOU MADE IT THERE AND DIDN'T NEED ANY OARS FOR ASSISTANCE!!:rain: AND THE FOG!!!!:faint: I HATE FOG!! I CANNOT SEE ANYTHING AND IT MAKES ME FEEL CRAZY IN THE HEAD FOR SOME REASON...WELL CRAZIER THAN NORMAL. :crazy:
HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD WEEK :hug:

diyana
01-03-2010, 12:16 PM
Happy Sunday ladies -

Alas, it is the last day of my lovely 4 day weekend. While yesterday was laundry day...today is cooking day. Getting some meals made ahead to freeze and heat during the week. My back is really bothering me, making it difficult to sleep...must've hurt it cleaning or carrying boxes to the basement. Luckily (?) it's the good side of my back....which means I didn't aggravate my recurring SI joint problem and hopefully it will get better in a few days. I'll still do 1/2 hour of cardio today...so my Wii Fit doesn't yell at me. :lol:

Even though we normally take the Christmas tree down on New Years weekend, DH and I decided to leave the tree up for one more week so my niece can see it, and it's so festive and it's not dropping many needles, so I'll keep watering it and we should be all good.


Laura - Glad your party went well. Good for you for starting the new year with a blood donation and new hairdo, and for going to the gym!!

Shad - I'm so glad you made it safely before the roads got closed. What a scary drive!! How weird that I had a dream last night about driving on flooded roads.

Mel - Glad to hear that Jen is feeling better but too bad that Richie is now sick.

Ceejay - I was feeling light headed yesterday afternoon too, so I rested a bit, which helped. Glad you got the ADT installed, how scary to have a break in so close.

Happy - I'm sure you're doing meal planning and cleaning! I so admire how much you get done and your thoroughness!

Annie - I hope you're doing well and not working too hard. I hope your momma is doing well also. :hug:


Well, back to cooking for me! I'm making sloppy joes to freeze so that DH can heat them up during the week when I'm at the gym. And I got a jar gift of Chicken Tortilla Soup Mix that I'm going to add water, tomatoes, green chiles and chicken and simmer it for a couple hours. Then it's FOOTBALL time! The Packers play at 3 pm today so I'll have a chance to do my cardio during the earlier game.

Here's to a great day for all of us!!

Much love and many big hugs,

happy2bme
01-03-2010, 12:39 PM
Good frosty morning chickees,

It is 23 degrees this morning. Darn frosty for here but I talked to Mom yesterday who said as Michelle did that it was 2 degrees last night with a wind chill of 15 below zero up there. Still it feels too darn cold no matter where you are. I need to get out to the store and I really don't want to leave the house. In fact, I have not left the house since last Wednesday now that I think of it :lol: Been going to bed late and waking up late - tomorrow is going to be a real shocker :yikes: getting back into work mode again. I haven't been wearing my boot at home because I haven't been doing much walking but the foot is still bothering me. The pain moves around - I guess that's a good sign that it's probably tendonitis over a fracture??? I did some menu research yesterday but the day got away from me - don't really know where. Did a little laundry but not as much work as I should have done. No way to start the new year :nono:

Seems with the exception of Shad, we are all in the deep freeze here.

Mel, as sensitive to smells as you are, I'm surprised the residual smoke on Jen does not bother you. I hope she can gather the courage to quit one day as I'm sure you'd prefer that. Even if those were extra pounds you collected, good for you for getting them off again. I think we have to be diligent about getting "new" pounds off before they get stuck to us for good. :lol: Stay warm ole buddy - how about we make us some soup to warm us up this week? I think it's going to be chilly all week. I keep telling myself ok, it's just one month - for here half of winter is over already - just have to get through January. (Ok you people up north, don't be tossing the icicles at me for that remark). It is an advantage of living down here.

Ceejay - sorry about the break in. It's scary when it's so close to home. I felt the same way when we had 2 break ins right down the street from us in opposite directions. I just remember what the police said - criminals will come to the areas where people have tvs and stereos and things to steal. They probably hit the midrange homes more frequently because those people are easier targets and less apt to have alarms and dogs. Good thinking on getting the ADT.

Shad - glad you made it back safely. Not sure what I hate more - ice or fog. Both are scary. Why did you opt to drive? Sounds like you had quite the long ride. At least now you know there's nothing to look at on the drive so flying might be better or are you in a more remote area?

Before I forget (and you all think me the complete and total slob) - I don't really have 101 hotspots to clean - it's more of a figure of speech. But, if I took into consideration every shelf in every closet and cabinet and every drawer in addition to the surfaces that could use some reorganizing, maybe I would count up to 101.

Laura - the haircut sounds nice. I was watching the Tyra Banks show and they use dry shampoo to fluff up the hair, a spritz or two of water and some spray on gel for volume. Toss your head down, squeeze the hair with your hands a few times to toussle it, toss your head back, squeeze again and spray. It gives that sort of full, tendril look that is in right now. Would work great with your layers.

Michelle - good going girl getting the WiiFit work out in. I'm thinking of something with the balance ball and rubber tubes since I can't do much on my feet right now. You have inspired me to do SOMETHING instead of excuses. Thanks for that :hug: Sounds like you had a nice cozy New Years. Finish it off today staying warm and snug in the house. At least you didn't get a blizzard.

Speaking of which, I hope Annie did not get snowed in and that Mom is ok.

The day is getting away from me as usual. Best get finished with my menu planning.

Ta-ta for now :wave:

happy2bme
01-03-2010, 12:42 PM
Michelle - you are the first sneaker inner for the new year :lol: Soup sounds great - so do the sloppy joes - haven't had those in years. :hungry:

Sorry to hear about your back - maybe a hot pad while you are enjoying the game today.

MELODY525
01-03-2010, 01:53 PM
MICHELLE...I CAME BACK HERE TO CHECK OUT YOUR GALS. I HAD FORGOTTEN TO READ THEM THIS MORNING. I GOT SIDETRACKED. GOOD ONES!! GOOD LUCK. NICE OF YOU TO KEEP THE TREE UP AND I AM SURE SHE WILL APPRECIATE THE THOUGHT. :tree: MINE IS STILL UP. I AM VERY HAPY TO HEAR IT WASN'T THE "BAD" PART OF THE BACK BUT AM SENDING A HUG FOR THE baD "GOOD" SIDE NOW :hug: NOT TO BE A NAG(NOT) BUT NOW WITH THE Wii AND ALL THIS EXERCISE YOU AFRE GETTING...WHEN YOU ADD CLEANING AND LIFTING YOU'RE OVERHEATING THE MUSCLES. JUST A THOUGHT...I KNOW...SHUT UP MELLIE. :rofl:


HAPPY~ I AM MOVING DOWN BY YOU AND CEEJAY ONE DAY. GET AWAY FROM THESE LONG AND DRAGGED OUT WINTERS. DANG...THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW. AND WHY WHEN WE ARE HAVING GLOBAL WARMING AM I FRIGGING FREEZING :lol3: :lol3: SENDINGGOD FOOTSIE VIBES TO YOUR TOES!! HOPE THEY WORK THIS WEEK. I TOOK YOUR MENU IDEA AND WENT TO PROVIDA, GOT MY BLACK BOOK OUT AND BEGAN COOKING. GOING FOR THE "C" BODY TYPE AGAIN. ME AND MY TUMMY USED TO BE SOOOO MUCH HAPPIER THEN. GOOD LUCK THIS WEEK IN WORK WITH THE FOOT. WE WILL BE THINKING OF YOU!!


http://images-partners-tbn.google.com/images?q=tbn:VHrKgsR8A39Y-M:www.travelettes.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/cooking.jpg I HAVE BEEN BUSY LOOKING AGAIN IN THE FREEZER AND COOKING WHAT'S IN THERE. IF I BOUGHT IT, I SHOULD BE COOKING AND EATING IT RIGHT?? :hun: SO FAR I MADE CHICKEN COATED IN BALSAMIC DRESSING..YUM...IN THE BROILER. STEAMED BROCCOLI. HARDBOILED EGGS FOR SNACKS AND LUNCHES. OATMEAL FOR BREAKFAST. TUNAFISH FOR LUNCHES TOO. I'M ON A ROLL.
MY FRIEND IN THE OFFICE IM'ED ME THIS MORNING. SHE IS GOING BACK TO BASICS ALSO. WE HOPE TO ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER. GOING DOWN IN THE MORNING TO TELL HER TO CLEAR OUT THE OFFICE AND GIVE IT TO THE SENIORS COMMUNITY ROOM OR THROW THE DANG STUFF OUT :rollpin: I AM OFF TO MAKE MY BROWN RICE NOW. THEN I AM ALL SET TO GET THE WEEK STARTED.
TOMORROW IS WASH DAY SO I'LL BE LATE COMING HERE. HAPPY MONDAY IN ADVANCE :moped:

ceejay52
01-03-2010, 02:39 PM
Mel
Set another plate I'll be there soon. Your food sounds good.

Shad
Sorry you had such a long horrrible drive, but glad you are safe. I litterally hate driving in the rain, fog, snow and ice. Ouch that's would hurt me to have to pay for the ISP for an hour at a time.

Happy
I've been thinking about the shocker of getting up at 5.30 a.m. in the morning and getting out in that cold air.

Michelle
Yum on the chicken tortilia soup. I'm making veggie beef soup today plus a meatloaf. I still have not gotten into using the ground turkey.

Annie, Patty and Laura Hi :wave:

I haven't done much this morning. I did go to church today. I really enjoyed the sermon and I like the power point.
I stopped by the grocery store on the way home and got some 93% fat free ground beef and chicken strips.
I tested the alarm today, by mistake. At least I know it works and what it sounds like when it goes off.

happy2bme
01-03-2010, 02:54 PM
MICHELLE...I CAME BACK HERE TO CHECK OUT YOUR GALS.

Oh Mel you dirty girl :devil: stop looking at Michelle's "gals" I know what you're up to :rofl:

Food sounds good - think I'll swing by your place. Make me up a side of tuna please. :T

happy2bme
01-03-2010, 02:55 PM
Ceejay - if you set the alarm off by accident, did you have to pay a service charge? I too would be curious as to what it sounded like, would probably do the same myself.

ceejay52
01-03-2010, 05:23 PM
Happy
I have a full minute to reset the alarm. It takes me a full 10 seconds to get to the mother board as I call it. They didn't call.

Shad
01-03-2010, 05:23 PM
Morning all,

Bit cool around here in the mornings as well. There was a heavy dew over the car this morning when I went down to go to work. Mind you I am up in the 'mountains' so I guess it will be cooler than down on the plains.

Happy - yes I drove down because I am so far out of town and it takes an hour or more to get anywhere by train. Since most of my entertainment will be with friends on the other side of town, I decided to drive the car down so I won't be dependent on public transport at night time. Most of the time however I will catch the train to and from work. The railway station is right next day in both cases.

Mel - Hope Jen and Rich don't reinfect each other for the rest of the winter. Glad to hear that you have your food intake all sorted for the rest of the month :rofl:

Michelle - sorry to hear about the back playing up again. Time to lose some more weight to get the stress off it maybe?

Laura - PJ's until 7pm? Why did you bother to dress?

Ceejay - burglaries are everywhere. Glad it didn't happen to you. DS2 got done just before I went home for Christmas. He brought his bikes and lawnmower home from his house. Left them down the side of the house and went back for the next lot of stuff. He was only away for 15mins and came back to find no lawnmower and no bikes and worst of all no Sea-doo (jetski thingy toy). Someone had to have seen the vehicles back up the driveway, but no one wants to know.

Annie - how are you going? I've been thinking about you a lot this weekend.

Gotta go. Work to do etc.

happy2bme
01-04-2010, 08:09 AM
Good morning chicks,

It's below freezing out there with snow flurries. Getting back to reality is like cold water on the face. I really have enjoyed the more casual ways of the last 2 weeks.

Going to try and get into work a bit early today so I'll have to catch up at lunchtime. Just wanted to say good morning.

Sorry to hear about the DS's stuff getting nicked Shad. 15 minutes and it was gone :yikes: Sad commentary on the world today.

Later ladies, I gotta go find something warm to wear ...

annie175
01-04-2010, 08:56 AM
Happy New Year...I heard that 2010 is the year of the Chicks...lol. Yep this will be the year of the chicks. We are going to succeed in EVERYTHING we do. THis is also be very prosperous year for us all. Only positive thoughts may be posted on this site.

Mom is holding her own. She loved the fried cabbage and PB cookies I took to her. I have to get her SF pumpkin pie made and take to her. Pumpkin is a favorite of hers and you cannot even tell it is sugarfree.

Happy...thank you for starting the thread. You must of been in the same cleaning mode I was yesterday. Got the entire house cleaned and also got my undies/socks/bra drawer organized. Threw out only 4 or 5 items, all and all it wasn't too bad.

MEL...let's see down 3..yes, up 6...boo, so really it is only up 3. Could of been worse. I cleaned out all my food junk at home and tackled the break room here at work this morning. Nothing in my path now. It is those danged margarita 1/2 gallons sitting in my storage room that are screaming at me, don't have it in me to pitch them. lol.

Roseblush..glad to see you, happy new year to you too!

Ceejay..isn't it funny the older we get the earlier midnight arrives on NYE? I worked till 10 then only made it to 11:30, clicked the TV off and passed out and I wasn't even drinking.

Patty....glad you got to relax somewhat. Happy New year!

Laura...sometimes a boring party makes for a relaxing, peaceful party. However if you are like me, you worry if everyone else is having a good time or bored.

Shad...so glad you made it safely to your destination. You are just like the mail, rain, sleet or snow...Shad keeps right on truckin'. Have a great week at work.

Chelle...it is stinkin' cold here too! A little warmer this morning than yesterday. 17 degrees. We are supposed to have this nasty weather for a couple of weeks, as you are too, I think. Sorry your back is giving you fits. Is it time for a shot? Sending you hugs and a arse kick to keep you in healthy mode.

My goals for 2010 is to eat healthy and move. Back to the basics for me. Today I started with giving up caffeine. We will see when 2 pm gets here and I am falling asleep at my desk, if I can stick with it or not. I said previously I was going to give up alcohol, but instead I might just limit it to once a week. Danged margaritas, I just love them. I hope with the healthy eating that I get some energy back. It is not like me to just want to lay down and sleep at a drop of a hat.

Not a lot going on today, visiting mom later then home to bed.

Everyone have a marvelous Monday and stick to something you have started.

Love and hugs

MELODY525
01-04-2010, 09:21 AM
CEEJAY~ YOU MADE ME LAUGH WHEN YOU TESTED YOUR ALARM! :rofl: :rofl: AT LEAST THEY WORK!!!

HAPPY~ GALS, GOALS...THEY'RE ALL THE SAME TO ME...I NEVER DO EITHER ONE :lol3: :lol3: HOPE YHOU GOT THERE EARLY AND THE FOOT COOPERATES. STAY WARM!!

SHAD....OMG I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE DS LOSING SO MANY THINGS! MUST HVE BEEN A FRIGGING NEIGHBOR THAT DID IT IN THE FIRST PLACE!! DANG. VERY SAD INDEED. STAY WARM IN THOSE THAT MOUNTAINS!!! :brr:

ANNIE~ GOOD GOALS. MAYBE WE CAN BOTH GET OFF CAFFEINE FOR GOOD THIS YEAR. I KEEP FAILING AT THAT FOR THE SAME SLEEPY REASONS YOU HAVE. AND HEADACHES! GLAD MOM IS GETTING TO ENJOYU SOME FAVORITE FOODS. MAKE THE DAYS AS HAPPY AS THEY CAN BE. GONNA TRY THAT FOR MYSELF TOO!!! LOL STAY STRONG THERE LADY!!:hug:


:brr: PLANS CHANGED HERE. TOO COLD DOWNSTAIRS TO DO THE WASH SO I AM GOING TO CLEAN. THE MEDICAL ALARM MEN ARE COMING FRIDAY FOR INSPECTION AND INSTALL NEW BATTERIES.
I HAVE ENOUGH FOOD MADE FOR ALL OF US SO FEEL FREE TO INVADE MY SPACE :hun:
OFF TO CLEAN UP THE BEDROOM...NOW WHY DIDN'T I DO THAT OVER THE 3 DAY WEEKEND ? :faint:
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY :moped:
:wave: TO LAURA AND MICHELLE AND PATTY AND NAE

WHERE IS MADCAT? SHE NEVRr CHECKED IN FOR THE HOLIDAYS. IF YOU ARE READING. I SEND A HUG:hug: "FIRST" HOLIDAYS ARE ALWAYS THE HARDEST :hug:

diyana
01-04-2010, 11:14 AM
Happy Back to Work Monday -

This is going to feel like a long week since I've had two 4-day weekends in a row, but c'est la vie. DH and I had a wonderful weekend with family, friends and football. I'm starting my New Year's challenges today and doing well so far. I brought my breakfast and lunch and journalled all the points so I know how many I have left. My plan is to either go to the gym for Zumba tonight or do the Wii Fit or both. And I'll make sure I get my 50 crunches in. It seems the crunches and journaling what I eat are the hardest for me to do regularly.

Happy - I don't EVEN want to hear about your winter being half over! :nono: If I hadn't knocked all the icicles off the other day, I WOULD toss some in your direction. Winter is just getting started here and usually goes right through April. My Wii Fit keeps telling me I'm getting heavier...which is depressing...so I'm making a concerted effort to get my weight and BMI moving in the downward direction. Those were some great hair tips you gave Laura...I wish I had enough hair to layer. My hair is long but it's very fine and I don't really have much of it. The balance ball and exercise tubes can provide a great workout while your foot heals!! YGG!

Mel - You're right...I was overusing the muscles. But I think the other part of the problem is that I haven't been doing my ab exercises or any strength training (except for lifting boxes), and I'm sure that my posture/form is taking a hit because of it. Good for you for doing all that cooking and using up what you have!! Chicken, broccoli and brown rice! Yummy!!

Ceejay - I made a meatloaf last night for dinner. I'm still using lean ground chuck for meatloaf as DH doesn't like ground turkey.

Shad - You are definitely right...I need to get the weight off to improve my back. That's awful that DS2 was robbed right before Christmas!! And such expensive items!! It's just horrible that stuff isn't even safe for a few minutes.

Annie - I'm with you on thinking positively! It will be a great year for all of us in terms of health, happiness and prosperity. So glad that Mom is hanging in there and is enjoying your wonderful cooking. I don't know if Mom can do Splenda...but my DH uses Splenda for his pumpkin pies and you can't tell the difference. The back is doing better today, and since it's the "good" side of my back, I'm hoping to hold off on the shot for a little bit. Thanks for the hugs and kick in the arse! Don't be too hard on your lack of energy...with all the hours you're working AND all the stress you've been under, it's no wonder your energy level is a little low. Just listen to your body, girlfriend and rest when you need it. Sending you and Mom lots of :goodvibes: and :hug:.

Sending a big :hug: and :wave: to MadCat, Nae, Patty and Laura!

Lots of love and hugs to all,

happy2bme
01-04-2010, 01:36 PM
Back again.

I spent an awful lot of time yesterday planning out menus and such. Connived DH into going to the store with me and all I can say is that they must have had a helluva sale over New Years because the store shelves were as empty as if the place were shutting down. VERY little produce, bread, meat - very little fresh stuff at all. Of course that messed up my carefully scripted plans. DH is going to another store for me today to get the rest. But I had planned to cook up soups and the pot roast for this week all yesterday but could not because I didn't have everything I needed. Bah. So here I spent $10 on lunch at work for a tiny piece of roast chicken - most of which I didn't eat because it was full of bloody veins (yuk). Had steamed carrots (ok) and mashed potatoes - Idahoes with skins which had bits and pieces of hard stuff - don't think the potato skins were scrubbed like they should have been. Just reinforces why I don't want to eat in the cafeteria. They did not have the low point vegetable soup like they had on the menu either so I got a small tossed salad instead. I will be bringing lunch the rest of the week.

I really did like it here at the office last week when it was nice and quiet because hardly anyone was here :lol: Came in this morning and my reporting software would not run (it's month end - time to get out the reports) and the I.T. guys were pushing all sorts of stuff down to the PC so it kept hanging. And they wonder why we can't get anything done :dunno: Looks like the afternoon will be less frustrating that the morning. :crossed: Oh great, and now it appears I have the hiccups :rofl: Was really hard getting a shoe on today - very uncomfortable. I drove myself to work but did not put my "boot" on until I got in. That's not very comfortable either so I'd like this all to be done and behind me thank you very much. I really don't think another week in this boot is going to do anything positive.

We are all freezing here - it's in the 20's, will go down to the low teens and they are predicting snow by Wednesday. This is a sub-tropical area so this is really cold for us. Even the cat doesn't want to go out. Mr. Feral is coming late at night to sleep in his box and escape the cold but the last few mornings he was gone by the time I got up and didn't get any food at all from us yesterday so I don't know what's up with him. I guess like DH and I discussed, when he wants food he knows how to let us know he's hungry so we need not worry.

Michelle - seems like you are on the bullet train to a good program in 2010 so far! Good for you for planning things out. I'm dodging any future icicles - watch out that I don't toss back a golf ball sized snowball from out here :lol: Lest you get too jealous, there are tradeoffs from having such a short winter season. We have not one but TWO tornado seasons and there are more tornadoes with greater frequency out here than in all the years I lived in Illinois. Also, with the abundance of flowers here, we have more pollen and consequently everyone suffers from sinus issues for the better part of the year. And I will just casually mention all the good food and dairy that you have up there that we don't have :cry: I truly don't miss the bitter cold, ice and snow. This time around I even lost my "sea legs" - the ability to walk on snow and ice. I was walking like a 90 year old - shuffle, shuffle. Of course, I had street shoes on because my boots were too uncomfortable so that might have had a little to do with it too. Saw the deep freeze in Minneapolis on the Weather Channel this morning. Now THERE's a place I'd never live in. They are in a bad storm path and they REALLY get the cold winters.

Anyway - thanks for the exercise suggestions and I can add the crunches too! Enjoy your Zumba class tonight.

Madcat and Ruth aren't on site right now because THEY ARE BUSY BLOWING ALL THAT COLD AIR DOWN ON US :rofl:

Mel - the only thing good about doing laundry today would be grabbing the blanket right out of the dryer and wrapping up in it :cloud9: Stay warm, I hope they don't bug you too much in the building today. I think you'll do better on the Thurmond plan again. One of the better parts of that plan for me was eating small meals more frequently which worked well at home but it very difficult to do in the office. But if you biggest challenge was eating clean, that's easy enough to handle, especially if you cook ahead and have it ready when you get hungry. Good luck! Those extra few pounds will be off in no time! I like your little pictures that you've been posting.

Annie - I'm glad Mom is holding her own. Lots you can do with pumpkin without adding a lot of sugar in. Frankly with your troubles sleeping sometimes and all the running around you do - I'm surprised you don't just nod out during the day. Listen to your body and make sure you are getting enough rest young lady! Good luck giving up the caffeine - hope you can stay awake this afternoon - not sure I'd even get out of the house in the first place without my coffee :lol:

Shad - it's nice to hear you have friends in town now but with all the hours you work, when do you get to see them? At least you won't be working through your weekends - I hope. How long was your drive?

Ceejay - feel free to keep the snow all up your way :lol:

Brrr... it's really cold here. Going to go make some tea - warms you up on the inside and the mug is like an instant handwarmer :D See yahs...

happy2bme
01-04-2010, 01:38 PM
Michelle - I make my meatloaf with half ground turkey and half beef as the all turkey is too dry for us too. At least it's cutting a few more calories which are probably added right back in because I do love ketchup on my meatloaf :rofl:

diyana
01-04-2010, 01:53 PM
Happy - I noticed that the shelves in our store were pretty sparse too. How many points do you count for Pot Roast? Do you use a WW recipe? For my lunch, I had a sandwich on reduced cal bread (2 pts total), and a salad (3 points). We had report issues this morning, but they're all resolved now. So this afternoon, I have to double check the numbers in a few reports that will be published later this week and start running on Sunday. Okay, now that you mention the tornadoes and pollen that y'all have down there, plus the lack of good meat and dairy, I won't be too jealous. Don't feel bad about the 90-shuffle, I do that too while going to the mailbox. I'd never live in the Twin Cities either...they always get the worst storms and bitter cold temps, AND they have the Vi-Queens. Ugh. Give me Milwaukee any day!! Of course, if money were no object, than I'd love to live in San Diego. They've got the best weather in the entire country (in my opinion). Crunches on the exercise ball are the best! According to my trainer, they work more than just standard floor crunches. Once I get in the habit of adding crunches, I think I'll add one or two planks a day as well. They REALLY work the abs...even the muscles deep inside the core

annie175
01-04-2010, 02:03 PM
Good Gawd Happy, that cafeteria food sounds just plain nasty. Yikes, I wouldn't go there if you paid me. Well maybe if you paid me, but that is it. Our high today is 17 and Saturday's high is supposed to be 4. Either one is way too cold for me. Why the h*ll I live in Indiana is beyond me.

Chelle, that is the recipe I have for pumpkin pie also with brown sugar splenda in it. I need to get some evaporated milk for it tho. I have everything else.

Later ladies

Shad
01-04-2010, 04:34 PM
Morning all,

You are all a chatty lot today. I don't have the time to respond to all of it, so forgive me if I miss a few of you here and there. We have go-live here next Monday. I am amazed at the lack of concern and direction and the fact that just about everyone is on holiday is just mind boggling. Only one person seems to understand how unready they are - and boy are they unready - and he goes on holiday next week leaving me to take the flack for the unskilled unready. Still the decision has been made and I will do what I can. There doesn't seem to be too much reason for long hours and overtime - YET - but that may change.

Excuse me, I have a meeting apparently. Nice of them to invite me along! They might have told me first so I could prepare. I don't even know the subject or agenda. I'll be back

ceejay52
01-04-2010, 07:26 PM
You chicks make me laugh.
I'm so ready to go home and get warm. The heater we have has ran all day long and I'm still cold. Didn't help matter's that I had to go outside to help with the chemical truck. I actually turned up my hea at home and pu an extra blanket on the bed last night.

Happy
We missed the snow showers. That's how I like the snow. I'm looking for warmer weather when and if I retire.

Hi to all the rest.

Laura705
01-04-2010, 08:09 PM
Hi everyone. Boy when I miss a couple days, it's hard to get caught up with all the posts here!

Ceejay - sorry to hear about the break-in near your place. Glad you have the alarm system! I was cold today too! I had on longies and a boiled wool blazer, but my back was cold. Of course I'd worn a cardigan home last week that I usually leave at work, so I draped my scarf so it covered my back.

Michelle - Sorry your back is bugging you. Avoid straining it while doing your Wii stuff and your Zumba.

Shad - I wondered the same thing - why get dressed when it was already evening? Just silly I guess. Sorry you had the rain & fog during your long drive. Too bad you can't fly there/back. Awful that DS's stuff got stolen!!! So this go-live thing will still happen even though the testing, etc is showing they are totally unready to do so? Sounds foolish. I hope the business doesn't suffer - will they run the old and new systems parallel or something to avoid a catastrophe?

Happy - Sorry the foot's still not 100%. I really notice the difference in my midsection once I stopped the Pilates class and then stopped the gym - back and abs totally out of shape, and that can't be good for the posture. Great idea to use the ball for ab/core work! I should pull mine out of the closet and do that stuff while I watch tv. Thanks for the tips on dealing w my layers. I have thick wavy hair so in the summer, the humidity helps the waves fall into a nice natural style. In the winter - not so easy. I need to use the blowdryer because it's too !@#$% cold to leave the house with wet hair, and I'm not that great w/ it.

Annie - Good for you for ridding the house and break room of the junk! Good luck w/ the caffeine withdrawal!! Enjoy the visit w/ your mom. Nice of you to bring her the good food, and I'm glad she's able to enjoy it!!

Mel - You're all set for some healthy eating! I need to get my butt in gear w/ that! If I do anything worth reporting as far as meal planning/cooking, I'll report it. Tonight is more leftover lasagna. Much as I love it, I need to discourage bf from making garlic bread to go with it.

5-day week this week - ugh. Back to reality. No holidays for me 'til President's Day in February. But at least it's only next month. Some years, depending on how the days fall, we don't get that day and the next holiday would be Memorial Day. I guess I should use my 2 annual floating holidays to create my own holiday - a Lauraday. I usually just lump them in w/ my vacation days since I don't have any special religious observances to use them for. Okay, no gym tonight, but I'm going to do a Body Electric workout in the basement. Already dressed for it! Off I go! :exercise:

Cheers! :celebrate:

annie175
01-05-2010, 08:14 AM
Good Morning Chickies......

Thought I best post now as my boss is due in any moment and all h*ll will break loose. She has been out for almost two weeks. I was out the week prior to her being out. That is 3 weeks worth of h*ll to catch up on. Yikes.

It was a cool, cold, no freezing ride in this morning. Only 12 degrees, -5 windchill. Better than Des Moines, Iowa which was -25 windchill. Freakin Burr!!! We are supposed to get snow dumped on us on Friday.

Laura...I know how you feel about being gone from the chicks after a few days, it is hard to catch up on everybody. Back to the 5 day work week for me too and we don't have any holidays off till Memorial day in May. That is a looooooonnnnnnnngggg time to wait.

Shad...sounds like you walked into turmoil at that place. Best you rule with a huge sword! Goodluck with that.

Hey to Ceejay...

Howdie to all you other chickies out there.

Love and hugs,

happy2bme
01-05-2010, 08:34 AM
Good morning ladies,

Ugh, the site somehow logged me out. When that occasionally happens I have problems with posts.

Annie is the official winner this morning. I checked around for all the cities which I know you chicks live in. Annie's is the coldest, Ceejay next by one degree, me third. It's in the low teens and just colder than cold out there and going to get worse. I put an extra fleece pad in Mr. Feral's box last night and he's scooched down in there all snuggly today. I have the blanket pushed up a bit at the entrance to give him a "bowl" to snuggle down into and I had to shine a flashlight into the box to make sure he was in there. I had a double blanket on the bed and I sure didn't want to get up today. Good thing for the "pee pee alarm" or I'd still be sleeping :lol: We're supposed to get snow on Thursday. That should be lots of fun. Then it's going to get even colder. I think I could do without winter, thank you very much. My hands are dry and cracked tho I use lots of hand cream.

I have a full week of work this week. A couple of doctor's appointments next week (January kicks off a couple of routine physicals). Because this is Memphis we of course get Martin Luther King's BD off on the 18th. I'd rather get Good Friday off because it's a LONG way to the next holiday the end of May for Memorial Day. But like Laura said, could use my 2 floating holidays if I liked, but I hoard my vacation days and such :present:

Laura - can you lend me your thick, wavy hair for a few days? I promise to return it just about the time you are totally frustrated with thin, straight baby fine stuff. Oh to dream... :lol:

Michelle, I will have to figure points on the pot roast. It's a simple recipe from Campell Kitchens dot com - the soup people. Just a chuck roast, little oil for browning, 2 cans of brown gravy, 2 tablespoons of bbq sauce (interesting), baby carrots, sliced onion and some potatoes. The potatoes will make it pointy and I will do without them. I try to keep things simple for DH - he is learning to cook and gets all flustered if there's too much going on ;) The soups I picked out are WW recipes but I did not make them last night. Might be Monday, might be returning to work, might be the cold but I was really tired last night and went to bed early. It will be Progresso canned soup today.

Time to get out of here. Will check back later folks. Stay warm.

MELODY525
01-05-2010, 08:35 AM
MICHELLE~ EVERY TIME I READ THE WORD ZUMBA IT JUST MAKES ME WANT TO DANCE :cb: HAPPY EXERCISING. I AM GOING TO START SAVING MONEY NOW SO I CAN MOVE TO SAN DIEGO. I'LL TAKE YOUR WORD FOR THE WEATHER :beach:


HAPPY~ I'M GOING TO TRADER JOES THISA WEEK SO I'LL PICK YOU UP SOME PRODUCE!!!:rofl: HOPE THE REST OF THE DAY WAS BETTER AT WORK. I KEEP FORGETTING TO THANK YOU FOR THE CARD & LETTER. HAD SOME LAUGHS.
MAYBE THE DH SHOULD TAKE UP BEING A PROFESSIONAL TRAINER. HE DOESN'T NEED TO MOVE A LOT...JUST LEARN TO YELL LIKE BOB AND JILLIAN :lol3: :lol3:


SHAD~ HIOPE THE MEETING OF UNKNOWN TOPIC WENT WELL. WE ALL KNOW YOU'RE IN A CRUNCH SITUATION WITH THE MONDAY DEADLINE. SO CHAT WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE. NO WORRIES. WE'LL STILL BE HERE WAITING FOR YHOU WITH DRINKS IN HAND WHEN YOU LOG ON :beach: GOOD LUCK!!


LAURA~ I SEE BY YOUR AVATAR THAT YOU ARE THINKING WARMER THOUGHTS!!! HOPE CEEJAY'S SNOWMAN DOESN'T WANDER OFF INTO YOUR AREA....SNIFF SNIFF
SPREADING OUT THE DAYS SOUND GOOD TO ME. LAURADAYS ARE A GOOD THING!! :dance: NEVER WORRY ABOUT CATCHING UP WITH ME...IF SOMETHING IMPORTANT HAPPENS...I'LL FILL YOU IN :rofl:

CEEJAY~ I AM SENDINGWARMING THOUGHTS YOUR WAY :flame: :beach: HOPE YOU FINALLY GOT A GOOD WARM NIGHTS SLEEP!


ANNIE~ I BETTER SEND YOU SOME WARMINGTHOUGHTS TOO :flame: :beach: HOPE IT WARMS UP A BIT THIS WEEK AND YOU AND THE BOSS ARE NOT CRAZY WITH WORK :crazy:

:cofdate: JEN AND I ARE SPENDING THE DAY TOGETHER. I THINK WHAT'S WRONG WITH THEM IS STRESS, SINUS ISSUES(ME AS WELL) AND THEIR MEDS. FUNNY HOW THE PLANE TOOK OFF YESTERDAY FOR FLORIDA AND AFTER SOME TEARS AND A NAP EVERY0ONE IS FINE :faint:
THANK THE GOOD LORD I ONLY HAD ONE CHILD!
WE'RE GOING TO JUST SIT AND CHAT AND WATCH TV. MAYBE RICHIE TOO. SCREW THE LAUNDRY. :rofl:
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY :moped:

MELODY525
01-05-2010, 08:38 AM
HAPPY...YOU SNUCK IN THERE ON ME....STAY WARM MY SOUTHERN FRIEND AND GOOD THING THE PEE PEE ALARM WENT OFF! :rofl: :rofl: YOU CRACK ME UP! HAVE A GREAT DAY KNOWING MR FERAL IS SAFE AND SNUG LIKE A BUG IN A RUG. YOU A GOOD MOMMA!!!:hug:

diyana
01-05-2010, 09:15 AM
Good Tuesday morning to all -

I am stiff all over. I did strength training last night 2 sets of 12 reps for everything. Plus over 50 crunches. And then I did 1/2 hour Zumba class, which was a blast! I love the Wii Fit, but I also enjoy the classes and the people at the gym! My back is doing better today...but I definitely did feel it working while doing the cardio and weights. As I said, I'm stiff and a bit sore today, but it's the "good" kind of sore that says I've worked muscles. Today after work, I'll either go to Zumba class or do the Wii Fit. I also have to do some website work today or tomorrow.

Shad - I hope their lack of concern, direction and organization doesn't cause you too many headaches or stress between now and go live (or after). Hang in there.

Ceejay - I know how it is to get so chilled it's hard to ever feel warm. Glad the snow missed you!

Laura - I have often thought about wearing longies for the bitter cold mornings...but then I'm always warm in the office (maybe because all my insulation - LOL). As for holidays, at least you get President's Day off. Our next paid holiday is Memorial Day - that's nearly 6 months away! Ugh. I was so depressed when I realized that yesterday. Good for you for doing the Body Electric workout!!

Annie - I hope today/this week is not as h*llish as you think it will be. :hug: Hang in there. I don't know what the temp was this morning. It was cold, but it didn't seem as cold as yesterday. I've heard the rest of the week will be in the low 20s (don't know the wind chill) and the weekend will be in the teens. I sure hope my niece has a good jacket. I told her that if she doesn't have a good hat (or at least ear warmers) and gloves, I'll take her to get some when I pick her up at the airport on Friday.

Happy - Crazy that you and Ceejay have colder temps today than we do. Since I live out in the country (away from Lake Michigan), we're always about 5 degrees colder in the winter and 5-10 degrees warmer in the summer. So nice that you added extra fleece to Mr. Feral's bed. I hear ya' about the pee pee alarm, and it's always a toss up whether mine will go off before the doggies or vice versa. I hear ya' about dry cracked hands. Mine are like that most of the winter. I got these great gloves at Kohl's that have aloe or something in them. And you slather on the hand cream at bedtime and then you wear the gloves. It's really helped my hands. And the gloves are so soft and snuggly too. Your pot roast recipe sounds yummy. I brown a chuck roast (covered in garlic powder) then put it in the crock pot with baby carrots, sliced onion, potatoes (which DH eats the majority of) and a package of McCormick Slow Cooker Pot Roast seasoning and leave it on low for 8-9 hours. Mmmmmmm. It comes out so tender.

Mel - Zumba is a great dance class. I was definitely jiggling all kinds of junk (hopefully OFF) last night! I hope you have a wonderful day with Jen and Richie! Glad to hear the chaos has gone back to Florida. Time for you three to kick back and relax!

Well, I'd better get to it. I have to check the numbers in a few reports, and then make changes to a couple more. And while I'm bummed about having to wait until Memorial Day for a long weekend, I really do like my job! :)

Stay warm everyone, including Shad who is fighting Canadians for control over the AC.

Love and hugs,

annie175
01-05-2010, 09:41 AM
MEL..."screw the laundry" that should be interesting...let me know how that works out for you. LOL

annie175
01-05-2010, 10:29 AM
Chelle...geez, I am stiff and sore just from reading your exercise post. Yikes. Don't go overboard. Take it slow. Your niece will be in temperature shock when she arrives to this cold weather.

My boss brought me back a gorgeous pink sweater from Key West, Florida. It has Key West embroidered on the front. So soft too!

Caffeine update: Day 2, no caffeine, and I cannot stay awake at my desk. I have had plenty of sleep the last couple of day too. I just feel like I could lay down and snooze.

Went to see momma last night. WHen I walked into the room, she said "Hi Baby". I was so shocked, she has not spoke that much in a very long time without being prodded into it. Freaky. Must be the good food I have been taking her. LOL.

Gotta get.

Twinkling Tuesday to you.

diyana
01-05-2010, 10:36 AM
Annie - I'm worried about how my niece will deal with this frassin' cold. How nice that your boss got you a pretty sweater! I marvel at your cutting out caffeine. I sure couldn't get going without my morning cuppa joe. What a great surprise that your momma had such a nice welcome for you! :) :hug:

Laura705
01-05-2010, 11:06 AM
Annie – Your day should go by fast with the boss being back and catching up, catching **** or both! I'll get that next week when my boss returns. Stay warm!! They really sell sweaters in Key West? Nice of your boss to bring you one. Sounds like she's a good person. A bit crazy because she works and doesn't have to, but a good person. I bet that tasty food is doing your mom good!! Sorry the caffeine withdrawal is leaving you sleepy. Just get up and do a few jumping jacks to get the blood pumping. It'll warm you up too!

Mel – So the kids are back down to FL now? Hopefully, you get some peaceful recovery time! You can also take my word about San Diego, having visited a few times for conferences. Very nice weather there. Why do I live here when there are places like that? Enjoy your day with Jen.

Happy – Doesn't seem fair that you and ceejay are getting the frigid weather like us northerners! So nice of you to make sure your feral kitty friend is warm enough. Lucky of you to have MLK day off work, even if you just spend it indoors under the blanket. I hoard my vacation & floating holidays, but I do get crabby when I don't get enough time off. But it's awfully unappealing to burn up the days when the weather is so godawful cold and good for nothing but hibernation. Well, the idea of burning as in a fire in the hearth is appealing, but not the waste of days. Sure, let's trade hair for a couple days, LOL. You might be better at styling it so it's not something that resembles bushy shrubbery!

Michelle – Good job on the exercise. I'm sure I'll be feeling sore as the day wears on. The Body Electric workouts, if you've seen them aired on PBS, are only 30 min. long, and so after warmup and cooldown routines, beginning and ending credits, etc., there isn't tons of time, but the routines are each about 3 minutes long, so you definitely can get a good amount of strength training on the parts worked. My shoulders will be the sorest part. Not the same as being in a class w/ other people, but the BE show is set in Margaret Richard's wooded lot and she really looked like she was enjoying the nice summer breeze. Your poor niece coming here to the bitter cold!! Hope she has warm stuff to wear!

Ceejay – hope you're keeping warm!

Not much to report since I posted late yesterday. Tonight is movie night. We're seeing "Up in the Air" w/ George Clooney, and bf wants to see it so he's coming along tonight. Looking forward to it.

Cheers!

diyana
01-05-2010, 11:39 AM
Laura - Enjoy your week before your boss gets back. As for San Diego, there is ONE reason I live here and not there. Money. But it's a lovely place, and I'm fortunate to have family there so when we visit we have a place to stay. When you're done trading hair with Happy, will you trade with me for a few days please? I have baby fine, long hair and not enough of it to really layer or get "full". I think I've seen the BE Workouts, but it's been awhile. I keep warning my niece to bring warm clothes, but she doesn't have much in her wardrobe that can stand up to Wisconsin in the winter. I told her that I'll loan/give her stuff to wear so she's warm. I've heard "Up in the Air" is a good movie! Enjoy!

diyana
01-05-2010, 01:20 PM
According to accuweather.com (http://www.accuweather.com/news-weather-features.asp?#extremes), even Patty's gonna get hit with the Artic cold by the end of the week. :brr: I wish Ruth would just keep her frassin' cold weather up there!

happy2bme
01-05-2010, 01:42 PM
Sitting here eating brocolli cheese soup with a little extra cheese - protein and brocolli is good for you, right? :lol: To **** with the points. I forgot my canned soup and this is warming my core today. Sitting here with an extra sweater in my lap. My toes peeking out of my boot are cold too. Should wear one of my sock footies instead of a black dress sock.

I have never been further south in California than L.A. but everyone raves about San Diego. I heard it was pricy too and lots of military peeps there. Funny how once upon a time they were talking about California cracking off and falling into the ocean (fault lines) and you don't seem to hear that anymore. Still, not sure I'm a California chick, but I would like to see that town once.

I had to laugh - my sister friend Michelle here has the same ideas that I do - we're going to cut and layer Laura's hair. :lol: Probably because we both have the same kind of thin, fine hair - 'cept mines a shoulder bob and she's got the long look. I sit in the salon while my color is setting and look at the hair mags - all the cute styles I would love to have, but I don't have the hair for it. I suppose I could get a wig and look like Roseanne Rosannadanna (Gilda Radner from early Saturday Night Live skits or the female co-worker in the Dilbert cartoons). Actually I wouldn't mind getting a wig if I had a personal stylist live with me and make me look like Dolly Parton's hair.

Laura it looks like you go to the movies on a regular basis. I had not heard of the George Clooney movie but he usually doesn't make bombs.

Michelle- I hope your niece doesn't freeze and shatter when she steps off the plane - when you think of all the stuff you actually need - coat, hat, gloves, scarf plus sweaters, socks and warm pants - it's alot of stuff! Thanks for the tip on the aloe gloves - I wondered about them. In fact, I think Mom gave me some aloe socks like that which are buried in the armoire (?) somewhere. I might try them.

Annie - bet it did your heart good when Mom spoke to you. :hug: Bet it was the cooking that won her over :lol:

Mel - get me something yummy from TJ's and I'll be over with the blanket. We can have a tea party with Jen :cofdate:

Gotta get back to work now. Later chicks.

happy2bme
01-05-2010, 01:44 PM
Looks like Mel AND San Diego will miss the Arctic Mess ... um I mean mass. :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

ceejay52
01-05-2010, 02:06 PM
Michelle
Good job with the exercise. Does shivering count as exercise? I need to get motivated again.

Happy
I put an extra blanket on the bed also. I know Mr Feral was glad to see that extra warm blanket. Do you have a fire place?

Mel
Sounds like a plan to me. I have a niece that lives near San Jose. Any place that's warm.

Annie
Sounds like you may have perked up your mom by bringing her food that she likes. I'd like to have a boss like yours that brings gifts back from vacation. You need to hint to take you the next time.

Laura
Those movie nights sounds like a good idea.

It's frigid cold. After the snow get's here Thursday only predicting 1-3 inches, the temperatures are suppose to bottom out as the predicted low is -2. and the predicted high is 15 degree's. I'm praying that I don't lose power during that time. It blinked this morning. My poor heating unit has been running almost non stop. And that bothers me at night. B said his heating unti went out during the night.

MELODY525
01-05-2010, 02:13 PM
http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/pub/everyday_food/2005Q3/25edf23_e_l.jpg

Warm Quinoa, Spinach, and Shiitake Salad

Prep: 30 minutes Total: 40 minutes


The quinoa adds protein as well as a chewy texture to this meatless main dish. The heat of the cooked quinoa and mushrooms helps wilt the spinach; the dressing and feta pulls this warm salad together.



Ingredients
Serves 4.

1/2 cup red-wine vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 pounds fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, caps halved
1 1/2 cups quinoa
1 pound baby spinach
8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Directions
Heat broiler; set rack 4 inches from heat. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
On a large rimmed broiler-proof baking sheet, toss mushrooms with half the dressing (reserve the rest); broil, tossing occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated and mushrooms are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine quinoa, 3 cups water, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Cover, and simmer until liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
Place spinach in a large bowl; add hot mushrooms, quinoa, and reserved dressing. Toss to combine (spinach will wilt slightly). Top with crumbled feta, and serve immediately.

diyana
01-05-2010, 02:30 PM
Happy - San Diego is gorgeous. Beautiful city (not a big city like Chicago or LA), no pollution, temps between 65 and 85 year round. And earthquakes are so rare...unlike snow and cold which lasts for 6 months. Problem is, houses down there go for $400K to $500K. I guess you pay for the good weather and clean air. I have aloe socks and they really help the dry feet too.

Ceejay - I think shivering DOES count as exercise. :lol: What a coincidence that you have a niece in San Jose, that's where DH and I lived before we moved to Wisconsin. It's nice but not nearly as nice or pretty as San Diego, and sometimes it gets in the 100s during the summer. Too hot for this chick. Sounds like you're gonna have temps that are as cold or colder than WI.

Mel - Thanks for the recipe!

annie175
01-05-2010, 03:08 PM
Happy...actually broccoli cheese soup is caloric but the protein and iron from it make it a doable soup. I would love to go to San Diego too, heck California would be grand. I have only been as far as Arizona.

Chelle...your accuweather looks like we are getting 2 inchs of snow Wed night and then additional 3 inches Thursday morn by noon, flurries the remainder of thurs afternoon. Yikes.

Ceejay...let's start a commune in a warm climate, if we can find one.

MEL..the recipe sounds wonderful, brew it up and bring it on over...I will have the cocktails waiting, all the rest of the Worldlie chicks come on over also. Mellie, make a lot.

Later gaters.

MELODY525
01-05-2010, 03:35 PM
FOR HAPPY'S FOOT:

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MELODY525
01-05-2010, 03:53 PM
OK ANNIE...YOU'RE ON. I'LL MAKE A BOG OL' POT OF THIS AND WE CAN ALL PIG OUT ON HEALTHY STUFF! :hun: AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT SCREWING THE LAUNDRY IS PROBABLY BETTER THAN SOME OF MY PAST ROMANTIC ADVENTURES :rofl: :rofl:
GLAD MOM IS TALKING. ENJOY THE MOMENTS:hug:


MICHELLE....THAT'S WHY I NEED TO QUIT HERE AND FIND A JOB THAT PAYS THE BIG BUCKS!!! SAN DIEGO HERE I COME :scooter: HOPE YOUR WEBSITE STUFF IS PAYING WELL!! WE'RE GONNA NEED IT :lol3:

CEEJAY...YOU'RE GETTING MORE SNOW THAN WE ARE UP NORTH!! AND WE HIT A HIGH TODAY OF 29!! WHOOPEE!! :dance: BIKINI WEATHER :swim:


LAURA...YUM!! GEORGE CLOONEY. :love: ENJOY THE MOVIE AND TRY NOT TO DROOL IN FRONT OF THE BF!! :rofl: :rofl: WE DON'T WANT HIM GETTING DEPRESSED THIS YEAR...AFTER ALL IT'S ONLY JUST BEGUN!!!


HAPPY~ WITH NALL THE PLACES THAT DIDN'T GIVE RAISES OUT YOU WOULD THINK THEY COULD AFFORD TO TURN UP THE HEAT!! I KEEP HEARING FROM FRIENDS ALL OVER HOW ALL THE THERMOSTATS ARE TURNED DOWN!! :brr:

JEN CAME DOWN EARLY AND WE WERE LOOKING AT RECIPES. MADE ME HUNGRY. SHE WENT UP FOR A NAP. I THINK OUR TV NIGHT MIGHT GET CANCELLED. I'M KINDA WEARY TOO. ALL THIS TALK ABOUT SCREWING AND GEORGE CLOONEY HAS WORN ME OUT....THAT ALONG WITH THIS MORNING'S DOSAGE OF DULCOLAX!! http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons/emoticon-south-park-011.gifMAYBE I GETTER MOVE TO SOUTH PARK INSTEAD http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons/emoticon-south-park-007.gif

diyana
01-05-2010, 04:02 PM
Mel - You crack me up with your South Park comments and icons not to mention about screwing the laundry! Too Funny! :rofl:

Shad
01-05-2010, 10:16 PM
Morning all,

Posting as and when I can because I am getting requests for help from all over. From what I have heard this morning, training has been at the least haphazard and some of the basics have been missed. The purchasing section is tearing their hair out over there. I've come back to my office for a break. So forgive me if I don't do a lot of personals here.

Back again. I have another meeting in half and hour so will try for some personals before then.

Ceejay - hope the power has stayed on for you. It's the pits to be so cold that you can't even think straight. And it is dangerous as well.

Laura - I could have flown, but I needed a car to get around here. The place where I am living and working is too far out to be able to get into town, have dinner with friends, and get home at a reasonable hour. The last time I tried it, I didn't get in until 12.15am and was a bit tired the next morning.
If we are talking hair swap, does anyone want my (going gray) number 8 fencing wire hair that is so thick the hairdresser tells me I have enough for two people. It sits okay but when it gets long, it curls and there is little we can do to remove the curls which grow and go everywhich way but fashionable.

Annie - I was pleased to hear that Mum is talking again. The food is obviously doing her some good.
Hope all h*ll didn't break too far loose with the boss's return. I'm going to be working and thinking hard for the next few weeks. **** is over here on a go-live day.
Nice to hear about the sweater. You'll enjoy that but will it be warm enough for your climate?? I find that my sub-tropical clothes don't really cut it down here.

Gotta go again. Back later (maybe). My big Canadian is having a freak-out over something again. This time it isn't the air con - although I may go change that myself anyway.

diyana
01-06-2010, 07:52 AM
Good morning everyone!

I LOVE Zumba! :dancer: And the endorphins that go with it! :dance: I admit, I woke up sore today after two nights in a row of Zumba, but it's a good sore. Tonight will be Wii Fit, tidying up the guest room and website work.

Shad - Sorry to hear that training has been haphazard. It sure seems they are lacking in organization and preparedness. Good thing they have you there to sort them out - of course, it is a lot of stress for you that could've/should've been avoided. As for hair, if you have enough for 2 people, please send some my way. I would be happy to have it.

Happy - Thanks for the FB post. I'm glad I didn't give up my Y membership just yet. I think a combo of Zumba, weights and Wii Fit Plus is a good way to go for now.

A big :wave: to Annie, Laura, Mel, Ceejay and :hug: to all. I'll be back later to see what's up with all my wonderful worldly friends!

Lots of love and hugs,

annie175
01-06-2010, 08:26 AM
Happy Hump Day....Yikes is it cold out there too! We have been bumped up to 4-6" of snow beginning after midnight tonight. Which in Indiana that can mean 0-4" or 6-10". Who really knows. High today is 22, heatwave! Get out the burmudas!

Well, well, well.....got hit on at CVS last night. His name is Mike. He has been chatting with me since about September but I showed no interest cause it was Tony all the way. WELLLLllllll, the past few times he has been in, I was a little more interested. He asked for my phone number last night however told him he could not call till Thursday as I had to work both jobs today. Stay tuned..so far these things have not worked out. We will see, my hopes are not up by any means.

Shad...sounds like your weight might come down with all the running around that place you are working. SOrry it is so hectic, it will get better once they are all with the Shad 101 program.

Chelle...glad the exercising is going well. Sounds like you have gotten your arse back in the groove. Good for you. Won't give you that kick this morning however I am prepared in case you slip. lol

MEL...yeah the laundry may be better than some of my past too! How about make a big ole pot of the healthy stuff and we all meet in San Diego. I know Chelle will join us for sure. Maybe even Shad once she gets her belly full of the idiots she has to work with. Happy probably would jump on the San Diego express too!

Hidee Ho to all the worldlies...

Love and hugs, stay warm, drink plenty of water, buckle your seat belt, and call home.

diyana
01-06-2010, 09:13 AM
Annie - I am SO pissed off at the dang weather! The storm was supposed to MISS us! They predicted 1"-3" (no big deal). Now they're saying 6"-10" PLUS blowing and drifting. Dang it! :tantrum: And DH's knee has been really bad lately...he doesn't need this! We're trying to figure out if I should drive in or carpool with him (which would mean a 10 or 11 hour day for me because of his work schedule). On the positive side, it will be warmer for my niece's visit this weekend (temps in the upper teens and low 20s). I hope Mike is a decent guy and good enough for you. If not, you're much better off without him. Thanks for having an arse kick at the ready in case I need it. I ALMOST indulged in a bagel with cream cheese or a muffin (even though I already had a good breakfast). The snow forecast took my good mood right away - I'm trying to get it back now. I'm definitely up for a winter trip to San Diego. Let's GO!

annie175
01-06-2010, 10:30 AM
Chelle...probably should ride with DH. It is always better when you have someone in the car to keep you sane for the trecherous drive in. I am proud of you for not eating the bagel or muffin, I would hate to have to start the arse kicking so early in the year. lol.

diyana
01-06-2010, 10:55 AM
Annie - Thanks for the good advice. As for the arse kicking, you can save it for any obnoxious CVS customers you might have or for Mike if he turns out to be a real a**hole! :lol:

MELODY525
01-06-2010, 11:14 AM
JUST KEEP THAT FRIGGING SNOW OUT WEST PLEASE!:rollpin: I ONLY WANTED A WHITE CHRISTMAS AND HAVE NO FURTHER NEED OF THE FLAKEY STUFF NOW. BEESIDES...TRADER'S IS TOMORROW AND I WNAT TO GO BY BUS NOT DOG SLED.
I DID SOME WASH AND HIT THE OFFICE FOR A BIT. NOTHING CHANGES:rofl: IT'S TOO COLD DOWN THERE STILL 27 AND WINDY HERE. TOLD WILLY HE BETTER WARM UP THAT BUS REAL GOOD FOR ME IN THE MORNING :brr: GOT SOME CLEANING TO GET DONE AND A BIRD THAT NEEDS NEW PAPERS....SO I AM OFF! :scooter:


ANNIE~ WISHING YOU GOOD LUCK. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN PRICE CHARMING WILL COME ALONG. WILL KEEP MY FINGERS CROSSED.


MICHELLE...SORRY YOU ARE GETTING ANOTHER DUMP OF THE WHITE STUFF. KEEP THE SHOVELS HANDY OR HUNKER DOWN FOR THE ENTIRE WINTER!! :ginger:

MELODY525
01-06-2010, 11:17 AM
YOU GALS ARE TOO FUNNY....BUT HAVE GOOD IDEAS! :rofl: SAFE DRIVING!!!


SHAD....DIDN'T SEE YOU TILL THE PAGE STARTED TO TURN. HOPE THE MEETING ARE GOING WELL AND THE FIGHT OVER THE A/C HAS BEEN WON...I HAVE FAITH IN YOU AND YOU'RE DEVILISH WAYS!! :devil: HANG IN THERE....ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS TILL MONDAY!

Laura705
01-06-2010, 02:53 PM
Hellos to everyone.

Happy – Today I have the sweater across my lap, wishing I'd worn my boots to work so I could keep them on and keep my feet warm, and I also skipped the longies today – not a wise move. I'm about to put my on my wool socks and the shoes I wore to work just to warm my feet up. They're a bit too casual for the office, but I don't care! I had two mugs of tea this morning, both of which cooled all too soon. Our office provides us w/ the Flavia beverage system and one of my tea choices this morning was the Green Tea w/ Jasmine. Ugh. I just don't like green tea, but I guess I do understand why there are so many varieties of it in the store – the flavor is so nasty it needs to be disguised w/ other flavors. Okay, enough grousing for now!

The movie "Up in the Air" was definitely not a bomb! Good movie, and I do like George Clooney!! :drool: He generally doesn't make bad movies, and I can sit and watch him doing anything or nothing. In the movie Michael Clayton, I enjoyed watching him just sit in the back of the taxi reading the newspaper, LOL.

Ceejay – LOL – does shivering count as exercise?! Maybe not exercise, but it certainly would burn calories! Hope your heating unit and the power don't stop on you! My mother is sort of worried about her furnace – and she's getting the same cold you are. We're expecting a couple inches of snow tonight after midnight and several more inches tomorrow – sometimes that makes it seem warmer (well, not so cold) to me. :crossed:

Mel – The salad sounds tasty. Usually I'm not interested in salads in the winter, but a warm one might hit the spot! Temps in the upper 20's sound balmy to me at this point! LOL – going to Trader Joe's via dog sled!

Annie – Arizona sounds heavenly right now! I fondly recall being in the Phoenix area years ago for a work assignment. It was March and in the mornings I'd see a couple hot air balloons in the blue sky, and it got up to 80 degrees every day. Ahhh. Good luck w/ the potential suitor. You ended your post w/ "call home" and I had to laugh because I intended to phone my mother yesterday and erroneously dialed my SIL! We had a nice chat, and then I phoned mom! I may be a candidate for an arse-kicking – food is still off track – snacks from home have had no appeal and I've been buying sweets. :yikes:

Shad – Sounds like you are the life preserver everyone is grasping for right now! Wondering if you'll still manage to take advantage of those half-day Fridays if the situation is so dire! Oh, that's right - you needed your car to get around with. I've heard of snowbirds here shipping or having someone else drive their car down to the warmer climes for their use in the winter. I'm sure that's costly, though, espec. on top of the airfares.

Michelle – Our park district offers Zumba classes. Based on your raves, I might have to register for them. I hope the weathermen have goofed up re the snow forecast. I think snow was created to distract people from the cold, LOL. But it's only pretty until you have to go out in it!
Alright, I'm going to stop babbling and get this posted. Then I'll put on my warmer socks & shoes!! :brr:

diyana
01-06-2010, 03:23 PM
Mel - Hopefully the snow we're going to get will miss you, or at least hit well after you get back from TJ's.

Laura - I hope you warm up soon. Luckily our office is warm (sometimes too warm). Thanks for the movie review....George Clooney is a hottie! :drool: Your story about being in Phoenix in March made me chuckle and fondly remember a trip to San Diego in December a few years ago. It was in the upper 50s/low 60s, and all the locals were dressed in their winter parkas while I was wearing short sleeved shirts and no jacket! :rofl:

annie175
01-06-2010, 03:55 PM
Laura...I used to like George Clooney a lot, but now he seems too old for me. LOL. I am more Matthew McConaughey, altho I am getting kind burnt out on him too. Let's just say this, if either one came to my house they certainly could park their boots under my bed...whew, beathing heavy.

Chelle...we are having casual day tomorrow because of the potential snow storm. I would rather have a snow day and sleep in, but don't think that is going to happen. Supposed to hit us after midnight.

MEL...just when I think I am done with men and don't give a hoot, one comes along. I just want a normal person with no issues in their head. Yeah dream on...there are no normal men out there. Let's face it, men are only good for one thing and usually they are not that good at it. LOL

Gotta get, CVS tonight.

Shad
01-06-2010, 11:33 PM
Afternoon all,
Just plodding along plugging the gaps as they appear. No stress here. Don't PANIC as Corporal Jones used to say.

Not much of news here. As I said just plodding along trying to keep the big Canadian calm - not succeeding too well, but as he finds his 'errors in the system' I find the logical answer to his problem. It's interesting.

Annie - the Shad 101 manual has no magic cures, just plain good ole common sense such as 'calm down, let's think about this, why would this be doing that? Sometimes the answer comes in a minute or 2, sometimes in an hour or two. Maybe next week in a day or two. No sweat, it will arrive. Sometimes at 2 in the morning.

Michelle - good to hear you are back enjoying the gym and zumba. I have to admit that the Queensland natives all pull out the jumpers, jackets, boots and scarves when the temp gets down under 20C (app 70). It's really quite funny.

Mel - if all else fails, the numchuks and ninja stars will come out and the info will be ingested. With the Aus, unlike the computer, you have to punch the info in more than once.

Laura - bringing the car down by rail costs more than flying back and forth several times - go figure. Anyway, all is well now and I just have to recover from the 'drivelag' similar to jetlag but lasts longer seemingly. It just seems to have hit over the past couple of days.

Better go sort out yet another lot of blokes who are whinging about why they can no longer get into the store and the fact that there are cameras there now. If you've nothing to hide, then there's nothing to worry about people!

diyana
01-07-2010, 09:17 AM
Happy Thursday -

It's a snowy morning, and I really wanted to stay in bed. But lots to get done today. Several new reports are running on Monday, and I've got to test and check them, and double test and double check, Rinse and Repeat.

I didn't get to work out last night. I had to get some grocery shopping done, and then do website work, and by the time I got done, it was around 8 pm...so I ate dinner, showered and watched a TV show with DH. Tonight, if the roads aren't too bad, I have a meeting with my trainer. If the roads are really bad, I'll reschedule and do Wii Fit. I called him yesterday and told him that I might not make it if the roads are unsafe/impassable. The snow is supposed to continue through the night...so hopefully the drive in won't be bad tomorrow as I'm working a 1/2 day to pick up my niece at the airport, so DH can't drive me.

Annie - George is a tad older, but he is still a hottie. Matthew...yeah, he's okay. Oddly enough, a celeb that could park boots under my bed is Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel. He's cute, got a decent body and has such a great sense of humor! I used to think a former Packers QB was hot, but NOT anymore. Ugh, what a diva! I hope CVS went well last night and you enjoy your casual day. DH drove me in to work today as I couldn't get my remote access to work, which ruled out working from home. We're supposed to get 8"-10". I told DH I'm ready to go home anytime. :lol:

Shad - Glad you're talking the Canadian down, plugging gaps and, I assume, putting out fires (or is that next week?). It's a darn good thing they have you to help them through it all.

I'll check back in later...I think I'll go get some more coffee...I just can't seem to warm up today - which is REALLY NOT LIKE ME.

Love and hugs,

diyana
01-07-2010, 09:18 AM
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped leeks, white part only (from approximately 3 medium leeks)
4 cloves finely minced garlic
Kosher salt
2 cups carrots, peeled and chopped into rounds (approximately 2 medium)
2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
2 cups fresh green beans, broken or cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2 quarts chicken or vegetable broth
4 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped tomatoes
2 ears corn, kernels removed
1 can red kidney beans, drained and washed
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and washed
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup packed, chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 to 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Grated, fresh parmesean cheese

Heat the olive oil in large, heavy-bottomed stockpot over medium-low heat. Once hot, add the leeks, garlic, and a pinch of salt and cook until they begin to soften, approximately 7 to 8 minutes. Add the carrots, potatoes, and green beans and continue to cook for 4 to 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the stock, increase the heat to high, and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, add the tomatoes, corn kernels, kidney beans, garbanzo beans and pepper. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the vegetables are fork tender, approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and add the parsley and lemon juice. Season, to taste, with kosher salt. Serve immediately with grated parmesean cheese on top.

Serves: 6-8
Approximately 25g carbohydrates per serving
Approximately 5g fiber per serving

ceejay52
01-07-2010, 12:47 PM
Michelle
Soup looks good. I've been eating veggie soup this week. Yum.

Annie
Keep us posted about the new guy.


We had a dusting of snow last night and the artic air is bringing down the temperatures. The coldest of the season thus far. The high today is suppose to reach 19 degree's and tonight the low is 2 degree's. All I can do is shiver. But I love the white as it seems to brighten things up a bit.

happy2bme
01-07-2010, 02:05 PM
Hi Ladies,

Sorry I have been a bit busy lately. Haven't gotten to the computer in the morning and yesterday a friend called for lunch so I never got here.

George Clooney isn't that old!!!!! I guess I like 'em older because my hunk is Sam Elliot. I'm not too crazy about the all white hair he has now - especially when he wears it long but that voice I would follow anywhere. I have always thought he was a hot hunk. And he's been married to Katherine Ross forever so I guess we'd just be friends :rofl:

Michelle - thanks for the veggie soup recipe. Looks like it's very filling and tasty with tons of veggies. Easy enough for DH's to make too ;) Hope that your snow stops - sounds like you have enough to impress(?) the niece. What sort of activities do you have planned for blizzards and freezing cold? Is she from southern CA? I heard there was a small trembler (4.1) around San Fran a few minutes ago. I will take snow over an earthquake any day.

Shad - I was telling DH that you considered it cold when it dropped below 80F here and he laughed. We are in the preps of a go live here. You can tell because everyone is SUPER SERIOUS. Everything is a crisis. And those of us not directly on the project who happen to share office space better get out of the dahhmm way :lol: Good luck with yours...

Hope you didn't get too much snow Annie. Bundle up because it's getting cold. Maybe wear that new sweater you got. Hope things work out with the new guy. You never know where you'll find them but one thing is for sure, they are lurking all over :mag:

Laura - I find that green tea is a very aquired taste. It's a delicate tea and most people overbrew it so it gets bitter. If you don't overbrew it then it's too weak compared to black tea. I got hooked on jasmine green tea myself. DH tried it once and said it tastes like perfume. I guess the fragrance is lost on me. That Flavia system sounds very interesting. Oh wow - I just looked it up on the Internet. I would go crazy with that system and drink far too much coffee :lol: And shivering does count as exercise. In fact I was surprised to hear that you really burn ALOT of calories shivering as true shiverring engages a ton of muscles. But I think in order to make a difference you'd practically have to sit in an bikini on the back patio in the middle of a snowstorm and take a snow bath. ;)

So Mel, waiting to hear the run down - what did you buy me at Trader Joe's today? :hungry: Hope you spent some quality time with Jen the other night.

Ceejay - I'm kind of glad we didn't get the snow either. But I am not looking forward to the bitter cold tomorrow.

At least it's not 55 below zero (wind chill) like it is in Minnesota.

Gotta get back to work now. :wave:

Laura705
01-07-2010, 02:08 PM
Quick post to report that my weigh in this morning was 184. Yup, up 2 pounds from my 12/24 weigh in. The scary part is that I'm okay w/ that number (for the moment) because my weight was all over the place during the past two weeks and TOM last week really skewed it. But I know - I truly need to get back to work on the weight loss. I need to get back to logging my food on The Daily Plate/Livestrong site and I found out yesterday that they have a sneak preview of a new version that's less cumbersome than the "classic" version, so it'll make logging my eating easier. :carrot:

Okay, I'm going to eat lunch and catch up on your posts and get back here later. Oh, maybe from home. Our office is having a 3 pm dismissal due to the snow.

See ya later!

diyana
01-07-2010, 03:57 PM
Good afternoon ladies -

Weight watchers was good. I was up from the last time I weighed in (on 12/17) but down from this past week (an unofficial non-WW weigh in). Gee, who woulda thought that if I actually JOURNAL and EXERCISE I might lose weight?! Looks like DH will be picking me up at 5. When we get home, he'll clear the driveway, and I'll tidy up the house.

Ceejay - Yes, the snow does make everything brighter. It's especially beautiful at night when the moon is full!

Happy - We got a couple good slow cooker recipes at WW this week. Slow cooker 0 point veggie soup, Slow Cooker Lasagna (8 pts per serving - which is higher than I typically go for, but I LOVE lasagna). My niece is from So Cal. As for the trembler...most people don't even feel 4.1. I'd actually rather have earthquakes than snow...earthquakes almost never cause damage and they're over much quicker. I used to think Sam Elliot was a hottie, he's got a great voice. As for activities while my niece is here, on Saturday we're eating at home. I'm making a pot roast in the crockpot, and we'll probably play Wii after dinner (or watch football). On Sunday, we have to get her to the airport by 3:30 or so, so we may play Wii games during the day, or go to an indoor custom car show (which she enjoys), or go to a place where they have Bald Eagles nesting - this is quite a drive, but if she wants to go, we'll take her.

Annie - I hope things work out with the new guy. :)

Laura - Up 2 lbs is not that bad. You'll take that off in no time, especially since you're gonna start logging your food again. Enjoy the 3 pm dismissal. My company sometimes does that but not today. You may be getting much more snow down there than we are...the nice thing is that the plows and salt trucks seem to be keeping up with it. :)

Stay warm everyone!

Love and hugs,

MELODY525
01-07-2010, 06:16 PM
I AM SO SLEEPY...I'LL READ LATER OR TOMORROW. HAD A LONG DAY. FIRST WAS TRADER JOES. HAD A GOOD TIME BUT WILLY HAD TO GO AND GET A BIGGER BUS AND I SHOPPED FOR THE MONTH'S GROCERIES BY MYSELF. I AM SOOO SPOILED WITH WILLY. DANG. I AM SORE AND ABOUT WORN OUT. THEN SPENT LATE LUNCH WITH MY FRIEND AND THEN SPENT TIME WITH JEN AND ALSO GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER SNOW STORM...SUPPOSED TO BE LIGHT THOUGH. I AM BEING VERY PUSHY ABOUT EVERYTHING BEING PLANNED FOR BEFORE THEY ALL GO HOME NOW. BY THE END OF WINTER...I'LL HAVE ALL BRAND NEW ENEMIES :rofl: :rofl: I AM PRESENTLY TRYING AN NEW TACTIC...TEACHING THEM THAT ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE THAT PRACTICE UNITY!!! THAT WORK AND CRAP GO FASTER WHEN WE WORK LIKE A TEAM AND NOT AS ENEMIES. I AM EVER THE OPTIMIST :yoga:
I ORDERED SOME DELI MEATS FORM THE CORNER STORE AND AFTER THEY ARRIVE I AM HOPPING INTO THE SHOWER. I JUST CANNOT STAY WARM THIS WINTER TO SAVE MY SOUL. JEN SAID THE SAME THING. SHE AND RICHIE LOOK 100% BETTER. TELLING YOU IT'S NERVES WITH THEM. THE KING & QUEEN OF DRAMA 101. :queen:
HOPE YOU GUYS ARE ALL WELL AND HAPPY. HEALTH AND HAPPINESS...THAT'S ALL WE REALLY NEED...AND EACH OTHER OF COURSE! :hug: SWEET DREAMS MY CYBER FRIENDS.
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MELODY525
01-07-2010, 06:43 PM
LAURA~ PHOENIX SOUNDS GOOD TO ME TOO....AND CAN WE GO THERE VIA TAXI WITH GEORGE CLOONEY??? A NICE SLOW RIDE TO ARIZONA :love: 2 LBS UP?? I AM 20 LBS UP IN 3 YEARS!!:faint: START KICKING MY BUTT LAURA CAUSE I HAVE NO TOM TO BLAME IT ON :rofl:

ANNIE...NOW YOU KNOW WHY I KEEP SAYING VIBRATORS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO GO...NO MUSS & NO FUSS :rofl: :rofl: BUT IN ALL HONESTY...I DO HOPE YOU FIND THE MAN OF YOUR DREAMS...IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE DREAMS. KEEPS US GOING AND YOU DESERVE GOOD THINGS TO HAPPEN TO YOU :hug:

SHAD...HAD A GOOD LAUGH ABOUT THE CAMERAS...WE HAVE 6 OF THEM NOW...AND I SAID ALMOST THE SAME AS YOU!!! IF YOU'RE HONEST THEN THEY WOPN'T MEAN A THING TOI YOU....THEY WEREN'T HAPPY WITH THE ANSWER. :lol3: HOPE THE BLOKES AND THE BIG ONE ARE HAPPY CAMPERS WITH YOU PUTTING ALL THE FIRES OUT! :flame:


CEEJAY...THERE IS SOMETHING EXCITING ABOUT A SNOWFALL. AND IT MAKES EVERYTHING OLD SEEM SO NEW AND WONDERFUL. I LOVE IT AT NITE ALSO WHEN IT LOOKS GLITTERY AT TIMES. BUT LIKE YOU, I AM FREEZING MY FAT BUTT OFF OVER HERE!! :brr:


HAPPY~ I LOVE SAM ELLIOT TOO. YUM YUM:hun: MAKES ME DROOL JUST TO HEAR HIS VOICE. GUESS WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT TILL OUR NEXT LIFE TIMES TO GET HIM BEFORE KATHERINE DOES!! :rofl: HOW GOES THE FOOTSIE? DID FROGGY HELP YOU ANY?? :lol3: COULDN'T RESIST POSTING THAT CAUSE WHEN I FOUND IT...IT CRACKED ME UP!!


MICHELLE~ YOU ARE GOING TO BE MY INSPIRATION IN 2010 TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD THIS YEAR WITH EXERCISE. I HAVE TO GIVE IT ONE LAST BIG PUSH AND SEE IF I CAN PUT THE SCALE BACK WHERE IT WAS 3 YEARS AGO. HELP ME HANG IN THERE CHELLY!! :ebike:

Shad
01-07-2010, 09:30 PM
Quick note: I will be able to write more over the weekend. Hey I got paid yesterday for the past 3 weeks. Still got a lot of catching up to do to get to where I was financially, but it will get there. Tonight I am going out to dinner with my friend R in town. Today at lunch time, I went with the gang to the local pub. Had a salmon fillet, salad and chips. It wasn't bad, but I need to do some walking before dinner becomes even a remote possibility.

Back tomorrow - weekend is here and will have some gossip or something by then.

diyana
01-08-2010, 07:29 AM
Happy Friday -

I want to thank you all for the nice things you said about me on FB. You chicks are the best! I truly do love you all!

We got a little over a foot of snow total. DH cleared the 8 or so inches we had in the driveway last night in the dark, and we got another 4 more overnight. I was able to get my car through and made it to work fine, even though the side roads were pretty slick. Hopefully it will all be better by the time I leave for home at 10:30 (I'm working 1/2 day today so I can pick up my niece at the airport). The only exercise I got yesterday was walking around the office. By the time I got home, I was tired, my back was hurting and I had a bad headache. I'll do the Wii Fit after work today.

Laura - I heard the Chicago area is still getting lots of snow (the stuff we had last night). I hope you stay safe and warm.

Mel - Sorry to hear that TJ's did you in...but at least you got a month's worth of groceries. Nice that you spent time with your friend and Jen even though you were worn out. Good for you for being pushy...sometimes you have to be to get things done. Hang in there, Ms. Mellie, you can do this!

Shad - It's always nice to get paid! Hope you had a nice dinner. Have a wonderful weekend!

A big :wave: to everyone. I've got lots to get done...so I'd best get to it!

Love and hugs,

annie175
01-08-2010, 08:10 AM
Happy Friday all....made it to work today. Took a snow day yesterday. Like that is reportable...not. All staff meeting today, will post later. TGIF..BURR...I HATE SNOW and COLD.

happy2bme
01-08-2010, 08:32 AM
Morning chicks,

We are flirting with single digit temps this morning. The cold water line at the kitchen sink froze up even though I leave the cabinet doors open at night. Had to get water out of one of the interior bathroom sinks. I'm working at the office just down the street from me today - 4 minute commute that can't be beat!

Shad and Michelle - have fun with your guests! Don't blow all your money Shad and Michelle you deserve every wonderful word said about you :hug:

Mel - did you buy out Trader Joe's? :lol: I see you are herding the masses again - crack the whip!

Laura - how much snow did you guys get if you got out early? :yikes:

Annie - you're "I HATE SNOW AND COLD" T-shirt is in the mail. Hope you look good in sunny orange :D

And I agree ladies - no matter how you try to get around it, can't win the weightloss game it seems unless you control the food (via tracking or planning) and exercise.

Mel - thanks a bunch :hug: but despite your good wishes my foot is not any better. It's ok if I wear the boot but that causes other problems. I imagine he will send me for an MRI when I go see the doc on Monday.

Can't spend much time here this morning and won't be on for the rest of the day so I hope you all have a good one. Stay warm except for Shad who is most welcome to send us all a little heat. :sunny:

diyana
01-08-2010, 08:41 AM
Annie - Hope the staff meeting goes well. Stay warm.

Happy - You're flirting with single digit temps? Shame on you! Here in the upper Midwest, we are MARRIED to single digit temps for many months! You used to be married to them too, but then you just UP and LEFT! :rofl: OMG, your pipes froze! Yikes! Enjoy your short commute! Stay safe and warm! Please try and prop your feet up this weekend. Take care of yourself, girlfriend. :hug:

annie175
01-08-2010, 10:44 AM
I'm back...

Chelle....Staff meeting was not all bad....not too many in the office today so it was short and sweet. My kind of meeting.

Happy...I would love an orange t-shirt with pink writing that said "I hate snow and cold". I will watch the mail.

Shad...THe Shad 101 class could include the slow down and think about it chapter. Some people just don't get it.

Well I bundled myself all up to go out and shovel the driveway and walk yesterday and some little fairy had already done it. I am going to guess it was my neighbor Matt. So I baked some cookies and left them on his porch.

Ok, Mike, the guy from CVS called last night and we talked for 2 hours. Mostly jibber. He is 58, that is a little old for me, but h*ll I will give it a go. He has 3 daughters. Michelle is 36, Therese is 28 and get this...Sarah is 10. That one is from his 2nd marriage. Yikes....That is a little old to have a 10 year old. Just weird to me. He gets her every other day. ANYWAY...we have a date Saturday night to go out to dinner.

OK, even with all this date activity etc...I am going to say it...I STILL MISS TONY. Not as much, but there are times I can hardly get past it. Ok, Moving on...

Cold here today, high is 18, I think. Work tomorrow at CVS 9-5. Then date at 7.

Hello to everyone

Everyone stay warm and safe....Shad cool and safe.

Love and hugs.

ceejay52
01-08-2010, 12:08 PM
Happy
It was 9 degree's this morning at 7.30 a.m. My dad taught me to leave the pipes dripping when it got 25 degree's. This week the pipes have had small stream of water plus I leave the cabinet doors open.

Laura
I didn't get on the scale this week. I was afraid to. I need to get my act together today. Maybe exercise can warm us up a bit.

Mel
Sorry the trip to TJ's took away your stamina. But you will not have to do that again for another month. Stay warm. Good for you in cheering on the co-workers.

Michelle
My niece mentioned on FB yesterday that they had an earthquake.

Annie
Hang in there, mr right will come along. How nice to have a neighbor to shovel snow for you. How is your mom?

We had power burps last night. The first one caught me off guard while I was doing the dishes.
It's time to get off the computer and start doing some things around the house. I also need to get do a couple of errands, however, I'm not looking forward to it.



Every one stay as warm as possible.

Laura705
01-08-2010, 12:15 PM
Hello everyone! Never got back here yesterday. I took a 3:45 train home and told bf to focus on snow removal instead of picking me up from the train. I'd walked about halfway home from the train when bf picked me up (he'd cleared the driveway by then). While he finished snowblowing our place and our neighbor's (awww, what a guy), I took doggy for a walk. I slogged through the snow while he bounded and leaped, LOL. After that I threw in a load of laundry and did one BE workout. By then I was pooped and was a couch potato for the rest of the evening.

Sore and achey today. I should have asked bf to drop me at the train station this morning, but I walked it. We had about 7 inches of snow. It feels colder today than yesterday - it's windier. Ugh. TGIF!!!

Annie - Nice of the neighbor to clear your snow. :) Maybe this Mike guy's young at heart (the 10 yo daughter is keeping him young, lol). You must have had plenty to share w/ each other if you talked 2 hours! Enjoy yourself on your date.

Happy - I'm sure you didn't move south to deal w/ frozen pipes! Sorry to hear your foot isn't feeling better. :(

Mel - You're all stocked - now you can hibernate for the month!

Michelle - Lot of snow. Hope your niece's flight will arrive on schedule and that you have a wonderful weekend together.

Shad - Yay for the paycheck! Hope you enjoyed your dinner w/ friends, got some good gossip, and are enjoying a nice summer weekend. :)

Hi Ceejay!

Okay, I kept getting interrupted, but I think I can finally get this posted. Everyone stay warm/cool/comfortable and have a great weekend!

annie175
01-08-2010, 01:23 PM
Laura...geez the walk to and from the train station would be enough of a workout for me. Yikes girl...the cold and wind make me sleepy too, no wonder you were a couch potato. If I took Hella Bella for a walk she would die from shock. I am so bad about not walking her. No wonder she bites me when I give her a bath. lol

Laura705
01-08-2010, 04:13 PM
Annie - The walks in the snow do wear me out. Tonight I'm calling bf to pick me up! Dogs have a totally different personality when it's time for a bath or the vet!

Ceejay - Glad you kept the water going so it didn't freeze in the pipe. We need to remember to do that in the basement. Hope your errands went fast and you were back home and warm quickly.

Have a good weekend everyone!

annie175
01-08-2010, 04:13 PM
Hey Ceejay....didn't even see that you posted earlier. Mom is still hanging in there. Since she decided to eat it is a little better. None of us got over there to visit her yesterday due to the weather. That is the first time since October 22 when this all started that someone wasn't with her. We did call the nurses station and ask them to let her know about the snow and why we were not there. I hope it didn't cause too much aniexty for her. I forgot my cell phone today so I do not know any of the happenings of it all.
I am not even looking for Mr. Right, just Mr. Someone to treat me right and to do things with. Have a good weekend chickie....love yas.

MELODY525
01-08-2010, 04:57 PM
:dance: WHAT A DAY. I LOVE WHEN I GET MY WAY. GET ATTENTION. EVEN WHEN I GET THE PHONY POLITICAL HUGS AND KUDOS. AND I GOT THEM ALL TODAY. SEEMS THE ONE'S THAT HAVE BEEN LOSING THEIR TEMPERS AND HANGING UP PHONES HAVE COME TO THEIR SENSES. AN APOLOGY IN THE FORM OF A $150 CHECK FOR RICHIE'S SHOVELING WAS HANDED TO ME. HIS PHONE NUMBER WAS BEING RECORDED FOR A FUTURE POSSIBLE JOB OPENING. AND THE BEST PART IS THE HEAD HONCHO HERE IS MAKING CHANGES SO THAT I AM NOT LEFT TO FILL IN THE GAPS FOR THE MISSING MAINTENANCE MAN. I ASKED HIM IF HE WAS QUITING AND HE SAID NO...THAT HE WAS GOING TO STAY AND CLEAN UP THIS MESS. :cheer3: THERE WAS A HUGE SCREAMING MATCH BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND HE CAME OUT THE WINNER. ANOTHER CHEER FROM ME :cheer2: HE APPROACHED ME BEFORE HE LEFT TO FILL ME IN, MAKE SURE I KNEW HE "BELIEVED" ME AND MY VERSION OF ALL THAT'S BEEN GOING ON. THEN HE GAVE ME A LOT OF CREDIT FOR SPEAKING MY PIECE AND FOR NOT BACKING DOWN EVEN THOUGH NO ONE HAD MY BACK. I TOLD HIM THAT SOMEONE DID INDEED HAVE MY BACK AND I'VE ALWAYS KNOWN IT...HIM. I THINK HE'S GOING TO BE MY CHAMPION ABOVE ALL THE REST. THIS GUY HAS A HEART AND MORE IMPORTANT...A CONSCIENCE. WHEN EVERYONE LEFT I FELT LIKE A MILLION BUCKS.
THE ONLY DOWN SIDE TO ALL THIS IS LIKE HE REMINDED ME...HE DOESN'T WANT ME TO JUST RETIRE AND SIT UP IN AN EMPTY APPRTMENT AND VEGITATE ALL DAY. SAYS IT'S A WASTE OF MY "TALENTS" AND NOT GOOD FOR MY "HEAD". I TOLD HIM I REALIZE IT'S A TIGHTROPE BUT ONE I WILL GLADLY ATTEMPT AND HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO FOR A GOOD MANY YEARS. I WAS SO EXCITED THAT I GOT 2 MORE LOADS OF WASH DONE :rofl: MY FRIENDS BOUGHT ME LUNCH AND JOHN BOUGHT ME COFFEE :cofdate: :lol3: :lol3: IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A REAL RETIREMENT PART...SO WHERE'S THE GOLD WATCH????????

THE KIDS CASHED THE CHECK AND WENT FOOD SHOPPING! :hun: NOT THAT THEY WERE STARVING BUT THE CLOSETS WEREN'T STOCKED UP VERY WELL.
SO......IT'S GOOD DAY HERE ON THE EAST COAST. AND WE ONLY GOT A DUSTING OF SNOW LAST NIGHT. IT'S ALREADY BLOWN AWAY. BUT DANG THE WIND IS COLD!!:brr:
HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT NIGHT:moped:

SHAD~ DO TELL US SOME GOSSIP OVER THE WEEKEND. HOW WAS THE DINNER DATE???:belly: ANYTHING EXCITING TO REPORT??? IS THE CANADIAN HAPPY YET??? ARE YOU READY TO PUSH THE LIVE BUTTON ON MONDAY??? THANKS FOR THINKING OF ME!:hug: JEN SAID TO SAY HELLO :wave:


MICHELLE~HUGS FOR YOUR BACK :hug: HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT VISIT WITH THE NIECE :cb: ENJOY THE TIME TOGETHER...AND KEEP THE FRIGGING SNOW TO YOURSELF!! :snowball:


HAPPY~ I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR THE FOOT IS NOT COOPERATING AND GETTING BETTER. HOPE HE DOES SEND YOU SO YOU CAN GET A PROPER DIAGNOSIS. I'LL LET YOU BORROW ONE OF MY SPARE CHAIRS. WE CAN RACE DOWN IN THE LOBBY AND RUN THE SENIORS OVER LIKE BOWLING PINS. THE ONE WHO HITS THE OLDEST ONE WINS THE GAME!! :devil: FEEL BETTER MY SOUTHERN BELLE SISTER AND STAY WARM!!! :hug:


ANNIE~GOOD LUCK ON THE DATE. MAKE THE OLD GUY BEG FOR IT :rofl: :rrofl: HE'S PRETTY ACTIVE GUY HUH???:lol3: :lol3: ALL KIDDING ASIDE....I WOULD BE MISSING TONY TOO. AFTER ALL WHEN THE HEART IS INVOLVED, THERE IS NO ERASE BUTTON. THE DAYS WILL PASS AND GET BETTER AS YOU KNOW. SENDING YOU A HUG BLONDIE. :hug: THANK GOD MOM IS EATING. HOPE SHE CONTINUES!!! BE CAREFUL TRAVELING.


CEEJAY~IS IT STILL COLD BY YOU? HOPE THOSE POWER BURPS DON'T TURN INTO A BIG BELCH!! :yikes: I HAVE ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT BEING WITHOUT ELECTRIC IN THE WINTER CAUSE OUR HEAT IS ELECTRIC HERE. :cry: HOPE THE ERRANDS WENT QUICK AND YOU GOT HOME FAST.


LAURA~ HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND YOURSELF TOO. 7" OF SNOW!! DANG. THANK GOD IT NEVER MADE IT HERE!!! :faint: I BETTER GET ME SOME CHAINS FOR MY TIRES JIC!!! STAY WARM AND YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH BF & THE SHOVELING :rofl: :rrofl: TOO FUNNY!!!!!

Shad
01-08-2010, 09:28 PM
Went out last night, into town for dinner with R. We went to an Italian place called Il Solito Posto. It does cafe, enoteca, and trattoria. We chose the trattoria and I had some Salad Nicoise with smoked salmon and a to die for dessert. Now I am not normally a dessert person, but we saw the girls on the next table get choc orange souffles and R decided she wanted one of them. I got a pannacotta with grappa jelly and strawberries in balsamic. It was amazing. It tasted great without the balsamic, and even better with. A couple of glasses of wine and we were set. R fell in love with the great big teddy bear of a man who was front of house. He's probably Italian origin, dark curly mop of hair, darkish skin and chocolate eyes. I think actually she is in lust, not love. I told our waiter that it was a pity the chef was married or I might marry him myself, and he came back with - he's single, half Mauritius, half Spanish, about 4 ft tall, bald and 27. I guess I need to back off.

Mel, I'm glad to hear that you are having a couple of victories here and there. That's what I like to hear. Blessings to be heaped on the Man's head.

And that's about it. I see you are all cold, iced up, frozen solid or leaning into the wind. I need to go before the money runs out on this stupid IP address. I'll be back later or tomorrow with personals

Shad
01-09-2010, 03:05 AM
Mel - The Big Canadian has gone on holiday. He wished me luck and vanished around 4.30 yesterday afternoon. Monday everyones log in should be open and we should be able to start work. I had a few words with a couple of men yesterday. Our Maintenance manager is a very nice man, but too nice and this nasty SAP lady came along and called a spade a spade and not a digging implement. A few of them got quite a surprise! Anyway, my ducks are in a row and we will survive.

Annie - so you are not looking for Mr Right, just someone for companionship and outings. I suggest you explain that to Mr Mike as well. It sounds to me like he is the commitment type (although maybe not for long periods).

Michelle - Hope you are having a nice visit with the niece and maybe throwing snowballs at each other - hey that's good exercise.

Happy - the water froze. Geez Louise, that's cold out there. We've gone the other way and the next couple of days are hot, hot, hot. Following that it will probably be back to winter again, and I have to admit it is mighty cool in the mornings.
Sorry to hear the foot is not coming right quickly. Hope some miracle comes along soon.

Ceejay - Power burps? Love it - although not when it is happening probably.

Laura - great work out by the sound of it. I'd have been a couch potato for the evening as well. In fact shortly I am going to put my feet up and watch a couple of dvd's that I have had for ever and not yet seen. I need to sort the laundry too. Better get onto that soon.

My exercise this morning was around the Ringwood Lake park. I walked the paved path and then decided it wasn't enough so ran around it the second time accompanied by the most gorgeous German Shepherd dog who had escaped from his owner and enjoyed the freedom. I gave him back very reluctantly since I can't have pets here! Yeah right. How do I get time for a doggie?

MELODY525
01-09-2010, 08:49 AM
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO :hug:

SORRY IF I WAS TOOTING MY OWN HORN LAST NIGHT BUT I COULDN'T HELP IT. IT'S NOT OFTEN THAT YOU CAN WIN AGAINST THE ALMIGHHTY BOY'S CLUB AND IT JUST FELT SO DELICIOUS! STILL BASKING IN THE GLOW.
NOTHINGNEW HERE. SOME CAMERAS WENT OUT LAST NIGHT...DON'T KNOW WHY. KHARMA I THINK CAUSE ONE MAN IS STILL AGAINST THEM. :rofl: MAYBE HIS WISHFUL THINKING? :rofl: I BETTER BE CAREFUL HOW MUCH I LAUGH OVER ALL THIS....MIGHT COME BACK AND BITE ME IN MY AMPLE BUTT. :yikes:
HAVE A WOINDERFUL SATURDAY/SUNDAY:moped:

SHADDIE~ YOU CAN HAVE A HUNDRED DOGS WHEN YOU RETIRE IF YOU SO CHOOSE. THEN YOU CAN ENJOY THE DOWNTIME AND SUN & FUN WITH A DEAR FRIEND WHO WILL NEVER BETRAY YOU :beach: I LAUGHED AT THE CANADIAN LEAVING!! :rofl: DIDN'T HE WANT TO BE THERE FOR THE END RESULT??? :lol3: :lol3:
THE DINNER AND DESSERT SOUNDED GREAT. NEXT TIME DON'T ASK ABOUT THE CHEF...SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT!! MAYBE JUST AS GOOD CAUSE YOU WERE "FULL" ANYWAY!! :rofl: I WAS LUCKY YESTERDAY...MY #2 EYE CANDY VIC WAS IN FOR HOURS IN THE OFFICE...HE'S PART OF THE MEDICAL ALARMS. I TOLD HIM I'M GOING TO START BREAKING THEM ON A REGULAR BASIS JUST SO HE CAN COME BACK. :belly: WILL BE THINKING OF YOU TOMORROW WITH GOING LIVE!!!! :crossed:

ceejay52
01-09-2010, 12:34 PM
Mel
The camera's at work have some of the employee's on edge mainly from the paranoia of being watched and recorded. I feel the same way concerning the victory over men. Have a good week end.

I woke up at 8.30 a.m. with brilliant sunshine only to look out my window to see snow flurriees. The tiny snow flakes looked liked littled diamonds falling from the sky. It was 16 degree's also. I did see what I call snow birds out yesterday. My grandpa used to say that when it rains while the sun shines we're going to get more the next day. I wonder if this is true with the snow.

Every one have a good week end.

happy2bme
01-09-2010, 12:49 PM
Hi ladies,

Still cold here. Let the water drip in the sink last night so no frozen pipes this morning. We are both grateful that the pipes didn't burst yesterday. There's a few snow flurries in the air but if we can hang tight, we should be back to normal temps this time next week.

I must be the queen of backsliding. So easy to fall back to old habits. I am resorting to reminder notes everywhere. Not just food and exercise, but little things like putting hot compresses on my eyes to combat dry eye, using the flouride rinse so my teeth are not so sensitive, doing my fly lady routines and putting out those hot spots. I am ashamed :o need to join Failures Anonymous. I ordered a facial peel product that came this week. A 30 day regime. Took a good hard look in the mirror and said I need to do something about taking better care of the face. It was a deja vu thing - looked in the mirror and the face looking back at me reminded me of when I looked at my Mom one day (probably when she was my age) and it was stunning how much she started to look like her Mom. That sort of soft, slight puffiness you get when your skin loses the collegen. Of course carrying a ton of extra weight also contributes to the puffiness, you think? :lol: On that note, one of my co-workers lost 55 pounds last year. She got fed up seeing our Christmas get together pictures. The difference in her face is remarkable. Anyway, I am crawling back on the wagon and supergluing myself to the bench :rofl:

Mel - I'm glad someone FINALLY gave you some kudos. And a check to boot!!!! Hope it was enough for a nice, healthy celebration - so good of you to share with Jen but you are that kind of person. I hope this turns out to be someone who can be a long term champion for you. I think if you gave me a chair once I got used to using it, we would get in so much trouble together (giggling all the way) that we would probably be kicked out of the state, let alone the building. But... I'm up for it if you are. ;) Maybe instead of hitting olders, we can chase after the hot guys, whichever one of us knocks him into our chair gets to feel him up! :rofl: :lol3: Got a big laugh from your remark about breaking smoke alarms to see Vic. I can see you doing that :rofl: Maybe he can be our first "target"

Shad - very clever way of describing the SAP witch. Hope she got hers. Actually I'm surprised you didn't take the shepard pup home. I can imagine there always will be a soft spot in your heart for that breed. I grew up with them though we never had one of our own and they are my favorite. Your Italian dinner sounded delish. It also reminded me that I have a bottle of balsamic dressing that touts "delicious with strawberries" right on the label. I might have to save it for a bit more because while we have strawberries, they are quite sour even if they look deceptively lovely. I say go for the short chef - he's a youngin' and probably will treat you like gold - if nothing else, he can keep you happy in the kitchen :D

Annie - I can imagine how you might feel not being able to be with Mom. Hopefully things will clear up and you can get over there today. And I know exactly what you mean about finding someone nice just to be with. I hope a special someone crosses your path and takes your hand soon :hug:

Michelle - hope you are having a rousing time with your niece and keeping warm. The weekend flies by so make the most of each minute.

Laura - you slogged home with 7 inches of snow??? I used to walk from the train down AH Road about a mile and a half home when we first moved if DH couldn't pick me up. That's alot of snow to trudge through and there were alot of places that didn't shovel so sometimes the snow would fall into my boots and freeze my legs (mostly I was wearing dresses). By the time I got home, my toes would be frozen. Don't mind walking but hated winter walking. And those places that didn't shovel, later it would freeze and get all uneven and slippery. You are a trouper! Dogs are fun to watch in the snow - especially when it's deeper than their little legs - they never seem to mind and have a good time with it. :D

Ceejay - hope your power stabilized. This is not the time of year to worry about the power and furnace going out. Hopefully you can stay close to home and not have to deal with a long trip to the uncles.

I need to get off this computer and get some stuff done. Got to make some soups I planned earlier but never got to do. I need a pedicure in the worst way - haven't had one since the end of November and I have been cleared by the doctor - was afraid to put my foot in the tub they have until I knew the surgical wound was healed. And there is a ton of other things on the to do list and Saturday is half over. But I am full of vim and vigor at the moment so things WILL get done. Have a good weekend everyone!

Hello to Patty, Renae and Ruthie. As well as Madcat and Carla if they are lurking - we forgive you for sending that cold artic air down to us :lol:

ceejay52
01-09-2010, 04:02 PM
Where is Carla? Happy, Thank you for bringing up her name.

Happy
Enjoy the pedicure. I'm with you all the way about getting back on the wagon. For some reason I can't stay seated long enough. Glad the pipes didn't burst.

It sure is quiet in here today.

Shad
01-09-2010, 05:20 PM
Morning all,

Happy - maybe I didn't describe the SAP witch too well since she was me! :lol3:

I'm off heading to the hills for a few hours today. Thought I might take a lunch as see what is going on in the area where those rotten fires were last year. I might go to the Rhododendron gardens however there probably isn't much going on there now - too late for mass displays. Or I might just drive until I find somewhere to walk and just get on with it.

I'll be back with updates later.

1day@atime
01-09-2010, 09:10 PM
Hello Ladies

I can't believe it's already the 9th of Jan... My how times flies. Very busy week at work. I went to a 30 year High School gettogether last night. We're having the actual 30 year reunion sometime this summer, but with all the modern technology, it's so easy to just facebook, name a place and bam.. party..Had lots of fun, but as i look at the pictures, it makes me more determine to lose weight. I don't like what i see.

Mitchellez - send some snow here. We got some of the artic front, had a few hours of sleet but now just cold.. I hope your enjoying your visit with your niece..

Happy - i'm with you on the backsliding.. I too have a bag full of cleansers, face peels but yet to open them.. Let's get back on the wagon..

Mel - I haven't read all the posts so i'm not sure what "tooting your doing" but i do know, as women we tend not to toot our own horn... WTG

Annie - i hope you enjoy your date. Does he work with you at CVS?

Ceejay - I don't think i would like cameras on me all day...

Shad - enjoy your day...

Laura - hope your having a good weekend...

GO COWBOYS!!!!

MELODY525
01-10-2010, 08:23 AM
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HAPPY SUNDAY LADIES.
TODAY IS A DAY OF REST AND I'M GOING TO USE IT TO MY ADVANTAGE. IT HAS WARMED UP TO 14 DEGREES OUT AND IT'S POSITIVELY BALMY :beach: I THINK SOME DVD'S ARE IN ORDER TODAY. MAYBE SOME AGATHA CHRISTIE MYSTERIES. HAVE A GREAT DAY.


CEEJAY~ THE CAMERA COMPLAINERS KEEP SAYING "BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU" AS THEY GO PAST THEM. SOME EVEN MAKE HAND GESTURES. :rofl: NOW I AM CURIOUS ABOUT YOUR GRANDPA'S SAYING...DID IT SNOW AGAIN? :snowball: I THINK CARLA RAN AWAY WITH OUR WAITER IGOR. I AM GETTING SUSPICIOUS! :rofl: :rofl:


HAPPY~ THE CHECK WAS FOR RICHIE...NOT ME. IT WAS TO PAY HIM FOR ALMOST 13 HOURS OF SHOVELING, SNOWBLOWING AND FIXING OUR FRONT DOORS ETC. THERE WAS AN ARGUMENT GOING ON THAT HE IS NOT ON THE "TOWN PAYROLL"6 AND THAT I OVERSHOT MY AUTHORITY. . MY BIG BOSS WAS GOOD WITH IT BECAUSE WE WERE IN A TIGHT SPOT HERE WITH THE BLIZZARD EFFECT STORM AND THE DOORS FROZEN OPEN. BUT THE TOWNHALL DISAPPROVED. MY BOSS WON. :cb: HOPE YOU GET THE PEDICURE. GLAD IT'S FINALLY ALL HEALED AND HOPE THE PAIN GOES SOON TOO!!! NOW I NEED TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF GLUE YOU'RE USING FOR YOUR BUTT & THE WAGON :rofl:

** BTW...I LOOK INTO THE MIRROR AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE :lol3: :lol3: I'LL BE 63 THIS YEAR AND IT'S NOT LOOKING PRETTY....SEE ABOVE PHOTO.


PATTY~ GLAD YOU HAD FUN AT THE REUNION AND IT'S NICE THEY WILL GET TOGETHER IN THE SUMMER ALSO. MUST HAVE BEEN A HOOT TO SEE ALL THE PEOPLE NOW. THIS MONTH IS FLYING BY...I AGREE.

SHAD~ DID YOU SEE WHERE THE FIRES WERE LAST YEAR? I CANNOT IMAGINE ALL THE DAMAGE THEY CAUSED. BUT DOES STUFF GROW RAPIDLY IN THAT CLIMATE AND COVER IT UP? WHATEVER YOU DID...HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT WEEKEND. THINKING OF YOU FOR MONDAY. :hug: I ALMOST SPIT ON MY COMPUTER WHEN YOU TOLD HAPPY YOU WERE THE WITCH!! :witch:

ceejay52
01-10-2010, 09:32 AM
Mel
I think for once we are colder than your area. I came to work in 5 degree weather. The plant has been running non stop with 3 high service pumps in operation. These pumps send water from the storage tanks here at the plant to the elevated tanks out in the system. I'm keeping an eye on things to make sure we don't have a leak in the system but I think mainly it's due to customer leaving there faucets open. I've been leaving mine on even in the day time because the temperatures haven't been out of the 20 degree mark.

Shad
Your outing sounds like fun. Enjoy your day.

Patty
I likde FB as well. I keep up with people from my home town and my neices in Georgia and California, as well as my 3fc fans. I haven't looked to see if any of my class mates are on FB.

I got a lot done yesterday. This week I am taking another floating holiday on the 13th to make for a long winter week end. I told my co-worker this morning I have the vacation time and I'm using it.

Everyone have a good day.

happy2bme
01-10-2010, 12:33 PM
Good morning ladies,

Temps are still in the teens here. I hunkered down in the house yesterday but have to go out today and I'm not looking forward to it. My light wool coat that is fine for the 40's is not that warm for these temps. I have to layer things. Of course I have several northern coats upstairs - they are just too small for my circumference :lol: tho maybe the parka might fit me again. A few more days of this and we should be warmed up again.

I haven't seen Mr. Feral. He was here all day 3 days ago. Came at night on Friday and crawled in his bed but when I woke up at 3am he was gone. He never showed up yesterday. He's not eating much at all tho he's got a good layer of chub on him. I have started putting out water for him too as all the usual water sources - including our community cat bowl - are frozen rock hard. I gave him water on Thursday and he sat there lapping it up for about 2 minutes. I trust he had not had fresh water in a bit. Anyway, DH said not to worry - he can take care of himself. He is not limping nor did he look sick or hurt. Could he have found a home he likes better :(

I did the face peel yesterday. It did leave my skin feeling smoother. I'm going to do it once a week for a month and see if it makes a difference - that is - if I can actually tell. :lol:

I am going for that pedicure today but have to figure out how to swing it. I don't want to wear closed shoes and I don't want to sit in the salon for an hour to let the polish dry. I also have to go grocery shopping. It's so cold out, I think I'll put my shoes on, go to the store. Go to the salon, crack the windows opened to keep the groceries cold and go get my feet done. Then I can just drive home with sandals and let DH hand me the bags from the car while I wait in the kitchen. Then there's laundry and I think for meals, I'd rather cook ahead and just re-warm this week.

Brrr Ceejay - you are even colder than we are. I have thought about FB for high school but that was soooooo long ago those people are strangers to me. When you think about it, at the time they were my community and now they are a different continent :lol: I really don't care what the class president is up to as I probably wouldn't recognise most of the people on the street if I saw them today. I have however, kept up the grade school friendships with my "girls". The clicque of 5 is alive and strong.

63 Mel - gee where did the time fly? I suppose you have to look at the bright side, only 2 more years of fighting with the government until you can get a smidge of a more reliable income :lol: I'm glad you fought for Richie to get paid, after all it could have been pretty trecherous if someone had not stepped up. Sounds like the perfect day for a nice soft lap blanket, your best slippers and some DVDs. Maybe popcorn and hot chocolate if the plan allows for it.

Patty - glad you had fun at the impromtu reunion. Nothing like pictures to snap us back to reality. Our mind's eye is a little different than the camera lens. Thing I've found is that even if you tape up the picture as a reminder, after you look at it a few times, it loses the shock effect and becomes the norm.

Shad - oops - I misinterpreted your SAP witch comment - should have known that you'd be the Give 'em 'EL Harry persona :drill: :lol: Too bad those Rhododendron gardens aren't in bloom. Can you imagine how pretty they would be? Enjoy your day.

I think you are right - if Carla's not out swimming somewhere in the frigid baths of the great white north, then she's probably cha cha-ing with Igor down south in some resort sipping tequilas. :beach:

Time for this chick to get moving - happy Sunday to you.

Shad
01-10-2010, 06:08 PM
Morning all,
We have lift off and all is quiet on the Western front. I'm about to make the rounds and liven up the natives somewhat but for now, let them eat morning tea. I'll finish up my coffee before going back.

Patty - good to see you back again. I hope that you can use the same sort of stuff that Happy has glued onto the wagon seat. It does prevent painful landings if not much else.

Mel - I didn't go out to the fire area, but to another area which was pretty and green. When we went to the Yarra Valley a few weeks back, we saw a little of the devastation but the worst is unseen. For example, the grapes developed a smokey flavour and the wineries lost an entire vintage. Who knew the grapes breathed the air we do. Also the cheese factory had some failures. Yes some cheese is supposed to be smoked, but not inside the cow, sheep or goat. Sometime in the next few weeks, I will go out to Marysville, I'm plucking up courage. I remember what it used to look like.

Ceejay - maybe you have to find a way to enjoy the cold, because in a couple of months you'all will be complaining about the heat again.

Happy - superglued to the wagon :rofl: I think I need that two. And you are right about eating and exercise have to be done in order to lose weight. Unfortunately, one or the other will probably cause a rise in weight before the loss starts - ie ME. I've done everything right for days, and the weight is going up by 100g (4oz) a day. Still it might make it back down for next week.
I wonder if Annie will want to start a new challenge this month. I might need it.

And that's about it. I'd better do the rounds with the tissues again.

Shad
01-10-2010, 10:25 PM
Our temps today are expected to reach 41C (112) and there is a complete fire ban over the entire state. Folks out west got a castastropic warning last night to evacuate. It might be a bit over the top but remember last year when 233 people lost their lives because they either did not heed warnings or they left it too late to leave. And believe it or not, some group in the Grampians decided that there was no special reason to cancel their bush walk and went anyway. Some people have no brain. If it was only a code red, or even orange I might have considered going. Castastrophic?? no way.

happy2bme
01-11-2010, 07:53 AM
Morning ladies,

I have an early morning eye doctor appointment so I'll get back on later.

Yikes on the fire warnings Shad! How can people be so DUMB? You can't outrun a fire.

happy2bme
01-11-2010, 07:54 AM
112 degrees? All in one place? Really? And here the news is full of all sorts of stories of pipes bursing as the frozen pipes start to thaw out. Talk about being on opposite sides of each other...

annie175
01-11-2010, 08:19 AM
Monday...Monday....do do do doot da doooooo.....Good Morning Chicklets...

Not a bad weekend...

Friday night's visit with momma was soooooo great...we went to the dining room for her dinner. Granted she still cannot sit up without going comatose, however they have a lazyboy wheel chair for her. She can sit up maybe at a 25 degree angle without going goofy on us. She ate nearly all her dinner too. After dinner I wheeled her back to her room, but then a thought hit me...there were no seniors in the halls nor nurses so I took off running with her. OMG...we laughed so much, she laughed and giggled and kept saying... Rita Anne you are crazy. SO much fun. Got her situated in her room and filed her nails and gave her some of her favorite sugarfree chocolates. I was there 5 hours, of course it was just she and I, and the visits are always better when it is just the two of us. SHe talks to me more. She is getting muscle twitching in the top of her hand, but evidently it is "our" secret. She doesn't want anyone else to know. She won't tell me why. She is a stinker. I wonder where I get it?

The date was very nice. Dinner then lots of conversation. He is a very nice man. He stayed at the house till midnight chatting it up, gave me a peck on the cheek and went home. I didn't feel the chemistry or love connection, maybe acquired a friend. Nothing wrong with that. I think he felt the connection and wants to get together again. We will see.

Gonna post all of this and continue on for fear of losing it.

annie175
01-11-2010, 08:26 AM
and then, Sunday I did a whole bunch of nothing. Made a SF pumpkin pie to take to mom tomorrow night as I have to work tonight.

MEL...remember...good things come to those who wait...unfortunately you have had to wait a long time for your victory. Congrats on the big win!!

Shad...what a good weekend you had with dinner date. So what if the chef is young, evidently the older men haven't gotten us anywhere. LOL

Ceejay...too bad the diamonds from the sky were not real. If only, huh?

Happy...I love your new happy flower avatar. That reminds me that there are only 68 days til spring...whew who. QUESTION: What type/brand of face peel do you use? I am looking for one.

Patty...the new guy does not work at CVS, however I MET him when he came through my check out. CVS is turning into a great "EHarmony". LOL I shall keep my eyes open.

Chelle...wasn't the visit with niece this weekend? If so, did it go well and what all did you get around to doing? Did she freeze? SO VERY SORRY ABOUT THE PACKERS LOSS. I was truly rooting for them and thought they might win with that OT. Dang it. I will say one thing, what a come back they had. Now you can root for the COLTS....hehe.

Not much else going on. Hello's to all.

Love and hugs

MELODY525
01-11-2010, 08:27 AM
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HAVE A GREAT MONDAY/TUIESDAY EVERYONE. I AM GOING DOWN FOR A FEW MINUTES TO REPORT FOR THE WEEKEND AND THEN FLYING BACK HERE. I NEED TO DROP SOME STUFF OFF TOO. THEN MAYBE I'LL LOOK INTO THE LINEN CLOSET AND SEE I9F I CAN FIND A WAY TO FIT MORE IN THERE ! :rofl:




CEEJAY~ IT IS COLDER DOWN BY YOU...ALTHOUGH WE'RE BACK IN TO 20'S FOR A FEW DAYS, IT'S GOING TO BE IN THE 40'S THURS AND FRIDAY. I THINK THERE IS MORE SNOW SOUTH OF US TOO!! SENDING A WARM HUG YOUR WAY :hug: I CAN IMAGINE THE PLUMBERS ARE MAKING OUT VERY WELL WITH ALL THE FROZEN PIPES :yikes:


HAPPY~ I WAS WONDERING IF MR FERAL FOUND ANOTHER PLACE WHILE YOU GUYS WERE UP NORTH? POOR OLD GUY MUST HAVE THOUGHT YOU MOVED :cry: HOPE YOU FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET THE PEDI....THOSE SANDALS ARE GONNA BE MIGHTY COLD!! :brr: I LOVE THE AVATAR....VERY SPRING-LIKE THOUGHT :beach:


SHAD~ SEND THE HEAT OUR WAY AND WE'LL COOL YOU OFF A BIT WITH OUR TEMPS. 20 THIS MORNING HERE. GLAD YOU HAD LIFT OFF AND HOPE THE PROBLEMS ARE MINISCULE THIS WEEK! WHEN IS YOUR LIFT OFF FOR HOME...I FORGOT ALREADY :rofl: I AM SO GLAD THE PEOPLE ARE GETTINGAN EARL;Y WARNING. ALL THOSE PEOPLE LOST LAST TIME WAS A HORROR STORY. BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. AS FOR THE GRAPES...I LEARNED IN THE MOVIE "FRENCH KISS" THAT GRAPES TAKE ON EVERYTHING IN THE SOIL AND ALSO THE AIR. THE VINE ITSELF THEN "BREATHES" EVERYTHING INTO THE FRUIT. SO IF ASHES ARE IN SOIL AND AIR THAT'S THE END OF THE CROP. BESIDES ALL THOSE LIVES AND HOMES LOST, NOW I CAN IMAGINE HOW MANY BUSINESSES LOST MONEY OVER THESE FIRES. VERY SAD INDEED. IN THE MEANTIME...YOU STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY :rollpin:

MELODY525
01-11-2010, 08:32 AM
ANNIE SNUCK IN WHEN I WASN'T LOOKING....I AM SO GLAD TO READY YOUR POST ABOUT MOM AND THE DATE. I CAN JUST SEE YOU AND MOM RACING DOWN THE HALLWAYS. THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES. :ug: HUGS FOR BOTH OF YOU. ANOTHER FRIEND IS A GOOD THING BUT IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT MAKE IT CLEAR EARLY ON....OTHERWISE YOU'LL END UP WITH SOMEONE HAUNTING THE HECK OUT OF YOU. GOOD LUCK EITHER WAY. IF HE WAS YOUNGER I WOULD SAY SEND HIM OVER HERE....BUT I LIKE THE EYE CANDY TYPE :lol3: :lol3:

diyana
01-11-2010, 02:41 PM
Hi Ladies -

We had a wonderful weekend with our niece, but it went way too quickly!! On Friday after I picked her up at the airport, we went shopping for winter hats, gloves, etc for her and then went out to lunch. On Saturday, my niece had to work. We picked her up after work and brought her back to the house where we had Crock Pot Pot Roast that had been cooking all day, rice and veggies. Then we watched football. On Sunday, we were going to go sledding, but it was really cold (I think the wind chill was about 10 below). So we went to an indoor custom car show instead - she loves cars. Then we went out to lunch and took her to the airport. I didn't do any formal exercise all weekend, but I did get 10,000 steps in each day, so that was good. Yes, I'm back to wearing my pedometer. I'm planning on doing Zumba and strength training at the gym tonight. My eating was NOT good over the weekend...but I'm back on track today.

It's been an insanely busy day today, which is the reason for the late post. Sheesh! I'm finally coming up for air. I had to come in at 4:30 to deal with report issues, and I've been going ever since. Luckily, I'll get to leave between 2:30 and 3.

It's going to get up into the mid 30s later this week, which means we can wash all the salt off our cars without them freezing solid.

Happy - I love your new avatar! You are NOT a failure or a backslider. Life sometimes gets in the way. If you have any of that Superglue left, I'd like to borrow some to glue me back on the wagon bench!! Hope you and Mel have fun crashing into and feeling up the hotties! As for Mr. Feral, I can't imagine how he could find a nicer, more loving home than yours. You're wearing sandals in the cold? Oh my gosh!! It's funny...the dress shoes my niece wears for work are open toe wedge heels. And all her trainees looked at her shoes on Saturday and commented, "You're not from around here, are ya' honey?" :rofl: All the other trainers were wearing boots and close toed flats.

Annie - Thanks for the condolences about the Packers loss. Glad to hear Mom is doing better. I totally understand how you're missing Tony. It's hard to get over someone who was that special in your life. I'm so happy to hear that you had a nice visit with Momma and that she is doing a little better and eating well. Glad you both enjoyed your joy ride!! Too funny! :lol: Glad that your date went well even if the chemistry isn't there...at least not yet. I gotta root for the Chargers as I have a lot of family in So. Cal, but I do really like Peyton Manning, so I'll root for the Colts too. I absolutely HATE the Ravens and always have.

Laura - What a great BF you have that shovels other people's driveways!! Good for you for getting in all that exercise!!

Mel - Glad to hear you got through to the Head Honcho and he's got your back! So nice that Richie was compensated for all his hard work!

Patty - It's SO nice that you got together with your high school classmates! How fun! I will admit that I am NOT normally a Cowboys fan since they've had a bit of a rivalry with the Packers over the years...but I am definitely a 'Boys fan this week. I want them to kick Brett Favre's and the Viking's collective arse!! Now that the Packers are out of the playoffs, my favorite NFC team is ANYONE who plays and beats the Vikings!

Ceejay - So glad to hear your pipes haven't been freezing. Good for you for leaving the water running. That was smart! Stay warm.

Shad - Fire damage is so devastating and heartbreaking. :( Catastrophic warning and people didn't evacuate? That's just nuts! We get heat warnings in the summer and bitter cold warnings in the winter, and I heed them all. Like Mel said, please send some heat our way, ok?

Well, I've got another hour or so to get stuff done...and then it's home for this chick to rest and relax a bit before Zumba.

Lotsa love and hugs,

annie175
01-11-2010, 03:16 PM
Chelle...good for you for getting back on the wagon after the weekend. Sometimes a weekend like that would throw me into a spiral. I used to do a lot of car shows with the EX-H. So many that I got burnt out and haven't gone to one in a very long time. Pot roast in the crocker sounds marvelous as does chili and veggie soup. Yum Yum Humana stopped our pedometer program with VirginHealthMiles so I have not been wearing it. Feels kind of good not to have that on my hip. I wore it a year straight. The good news is Humana is supposed to be coming up with a program of their own for the pedometer. I will do it if it involves money received on my end. 10,000 steps a day is great! I don't care for the Ravens either and shoot I will root for the Chargers with you too, at least for now.

Ok, dad called and said, your mom wants to know when you are coming to visit her as she is missing you. I said I was there Friday and Saturday, and that I have to work tonight so it will be tomorrow night before I can make it. Dad said that mom said she had so much fun when I was there she wanted me to come back. Awwww, that made me feel bad, but truly I cannot get there till tomorrow night cause of work. He said he would let her know that. Now I feel so badly that I cannot go see her tonight. I need more antidepressants. I wanted to again thank all you lovely chickies for the great support you always give me, and when the time comes for my momma to go home, I will certainly be counting on you. I will be a mess.

Caffeine...still have not had any. I am so dang tired/sleepy all the time. I went to bed last night at 7:00 pm. Only woke up once, back to sleep then the alarm went off at 4:45 am. I could hardly get out of bed. I wonder if there is some underlying issue beside caffeine why I am so tired? Even working two jobs, I have been getting plenty of sleep. The hours at CVS are cut way back to like 15-18 hours a week and every other weekend. I think I am just brained fried on top of everything else. My memory sucks, which on some things, could be great. (Tony)

MEL...yeah probably should make it clear to the new guy how I feel. I have enough things in life that haunt me. LOL. Heck he may never call anyway. Ce la' vie. I am a Beeeeaacchh. Tra la la...skip to my loo....yadda yadda. lost my mind. hahahahahha

Best be a gittin' off here pilgram.

Love and hugs,

Guess I am just babbling my arse off on here.

MELODY525
01-11-2010, 03:45 PM
:hun: I JUST ROASTED SOME BRUSSEL SPROUTS TOSSED WITH OLIVE OIL AND SOME TRADER JOE'S EVERY DAY GRINDER SPICES. YUM!!! I FIRST COOKED THEM IN THEIR MICRO BAG FOR 3 MINUTES TO SOFTEN THEM. THEN TOSSED THEM UP AND POPPED THEM INTO THE OVEN AT 425 FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. HOPE THE BLANKETS DON'T GO FLYING OFF THE BED TONITE! :rofl:

THIS DAY FLEW BY :angel: I ALSO MADE SOME BUTTERNUT SQUASH. I KEEP COOKING AND THE KIDS KEEP TASTE TESTING :rofl:

MICHELLE~ THE VISIT SOUNDED LIKE A GREAT WEEKEND. THE SHOES GAVE ME A LAUGH! YOUR NIECE CAN GET TOGETHER WITH HAPPY AND HER SANDALS NEXT TIME!! 'SHE AIN'T FROM AROUND THERE EITHER" :lol3:
GET THY BUTT BACK ON TRACK http://images-partners-tbn.google.com/images?q=tbn:L1EioaLf6FxGcM:www.bcchildrens.ca/NR/rdonlyres/0A2DB9A4-2598-4EE5-A332-9DC2BA2635B9/26511/train_on_tracks2.jpg HAPPY ZUMBA HOUR!!


ANNIE~ SO GLAD MOM HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME THAT SHE'S LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE FOR ANOTHE "PLAY DATE" :scooter: I HAVE A CHAIR THAT TILTS BACK...JUST WHAT SHE NEEDS...AN INCLINE ON WHEELS!! :rofl: :rofl:
THE REASON I SAID THAT ABOUT THE NEW GUY IS CAUSE YOU DO HAVE SO MUCH ON YOUR PLATE ALREADY. JUST THIN KING OF YOUR HEART STRINGS. :hug: WHEN I GET OFF CAFFEINE ALL TOGETHER...I CAN'T KEEP MY FRIGGING EYES OPEN OR MY HEAD UP!! :cloud9: HOPE YOU DO BETTER THAN I AM. STILL NOT DONE GETTING RID OF IT BUT NOT EVERY DAY EITHER...SO ALL IS NOT LOST I GUESS. LOL SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE HOURS AT CVS GETTING CUT BACK. BUT MAYBE IN A WAY IT'S A GOOD THING FOR YOU TO HAVE SOME DOWN TIME TOO.

annie175
01-11-2010, 03:50 PM
Yes MEL...I am kind of glad to not work so much at CVS. Indiana is talking about passing the law that sells on alcohol can be made on Sundays now. I am hoping it does not pass cause that would make for busier weekends at CVS = Annie works more. I think I just have life burn out right now and wanna sleep.

ceejay52
01-11-2010, 05:43 PM
The water plant kept me hoping yesterday. We had two major leaks out in the system. The guys are still repairing hot spots today.

Annie
You are probably worn out and need a vacation. Your mom sounded in good spirit's.

Michelle
It sounds like you had a good week end with your neice.

Hi to Happy, Mel, and the rest.

I was checking the camera's last night and saw what I thought would be a flash light out by the shed. It was the eye's of a black cat. Saturday I kept hearing something growling. It was two of the most beautiful orange cats I've seen. Evidently the female was the one doing the "you'd better stay away from me growl". I pecked on the window and told them to hush. The female cat jumped and hit the bumper of the car. She groaned for a bit then left like a streak of lightning. They had to be some one's cats. They were to well fed and groomed. It must be mating season aleady. I've even watched a pair of blue jays building their nest this past week end.

Laura705
01-11-2010, 08:16 PM
Hi everyone - finally caught up reading your posts.

Ceejay - I hope those cats had a home to go to - too cold to be outside, unless they had cozy places to go to like Happy's feral kitty.

Annie - Glad the hours at CVS are fewer now - you need a breather (snoozer, whatever)! Sounds like your visit w/ your mom and your date were both nice times for everyone. :) Your mom will be extra glad to see you tomorrow night, especially when you come bearing that pumpkin pie! You're bringing some fun back into her life and that's so wonderful!

Mel - Congrats on the kudos you received (very well deserved), and I'm glad that Richie was paid for his work - the building really needed it! Enjoy your veggies!

Michelle - Sounds like a great weekend w/ your niece! LOL about her open-toed shoes! Great that you got in the physical activity over the weekend even without the formal exercise. I'm anxious to buy the pedometer that I want. Not sure why, but I want to return the one my mother gave me before I buy the other. Anal I guess, LOL. I'll probably have to wait a while - the cold weather in my mother's area has caused her to go into deep hibernation mode and everything, including getting an envelope mailed, will wait until she's darn good and ready to venture outdoors again.

Shad - LOL, I thought the mean SAP lady was someone else too! Hope all continues to go smoothly with the implementation. That Italian dinner sounded divine. Bf and I received a gift card to a very nice Italian restaurant and so your dinner made me eager to use it very soon! Hope you're enjoying your walks.

Happy - Not using a peel, but I exfoliate every once in a while - but not on a regular basis. I know how you feel about reminder notes. The only reason I remember to take my post-lunch calcium supplement is because I set up a reminder in my calendar and it pops up at the prescribed time. But my big problem is wringing my hands about all the to-do's awaiting me at home while I'm at work and then coming home and ignoring them. I seem to lose all motivation after a day at the office and the commute. Gee, I wonder why - isn't the thought of sorting through a mountain of paperwork scintillating? :rolleyes:

Patty - The HS gathering sounded fun. Following a formal 25-year reunion and then a mini-reunion a year later, a small group of my HS friends have been getting together a couple times a year. It's been fun.

My weekend was ho-hum. Exercise was a dog walk on Saturday and a cardio session at the gym on Sunday. Didn't do much of anything else. Practicing some crochet stitches, watching tv, and mostly puttering around the house. Feeling in a bit of a rut and not motivated to tackle some of those nagging tasks awaiting at home. And I'm still not back on track w/ my eating. Need to give myself a kick in the arse!! :kickbutt: Feel free to join in!!

Bf is making the meatloaf we'd planned for last night. Instead of basic roasted potatoes (tossed w/ olive & seasonings and baked), though, he's making Velveeta shells and cheese to serve on the side! His other choice was tater tots. Yeh, I admit to liking both of those, but they are definitely not light and healthy choices. I'll make sure some veggies find their way onto the plate. Yeh, this is a man who has never had a weight problem.

Okay, I'll get this posted and get a load of laundry going.

Shad
01-12-2010, 03:06 AM
Evening all,
It's hot, muggy and raining and I am tired. I need to do something but I'm not sure what and I sure don't feeling doing it anyway if I could remember what it was.

So I'll just love you and leave you and get off the very expensive internet account. Do I want dinner or not???

MELODY525
01-12-2010, 07:37 AM
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ANNIE~ PROBABLY IS BURN OUT...GOD KNOWS YOU'VE HAD A LOT ALL AT ONCE. :hug: HOPE THEY DON'T MAKE THE BOOZE EITHER & I WILL KEEP FINGERS CROSSED FOR YOU :crossed:



CEEJAY~ YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO RUN A NATURE PROGRAM ON TV SOON WITH ALL THESE SIGHTINGS. BET THE NEST BUILDING WAS FUN TO WATCH.


LAURA~ I LIKE ALL THOSE CHOICES TOO. HAVEN'T HAD VELVEETA (OR CHEESE WHIZ) IN AN EON BUT I WAS A BIG FAN OF IT FOR MANY YEARS GROWNING UP. :hun: I'LL SEND SOME VEGGIES OVER..WATCHA LIKE??? :rofl:


SHAD~ LOVE US AND LEAVE US AND FORGOT TO LEAVE DINNER!! :hun: SEND WHATEVER YOU LIKE.,....I'M NOT TOO FUSSY...BUT I'M NOT A FAN OF FISH! HOPE YOU COOLED OFF.


:cofdate: LEAKY TOILET AT 6:45AM....AND THE MAN IS A BIT CUCKOO TO BOOT. SO HE WENT TO THE COMMUNITY ROOM TO TELL THE LUNCH LADY TO FIX IT :rofl: OF COURSE SHE RANG MY BELL. BUT I AM STILL LAUGHING. POOR OLD SOD THOUGH. OTHER THAN BEING VERY DARK OUTSIDE, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IS NEW HERE....THANK GOD!!!!
SO YOU CAN JUST WAVE AS YOU PASS MY POST :wave:
HAPPY TIUESDAY/WEDNESDAY :moped:

annie175
01-12-2010, 08:06 AM
Good Morning All.....

Can't wait to see momma tonight. I know she has something she wants to tell me and that is the real reason she wants to see me. She can't tell dad that so she probably just told him she misses me. LOL...she is the biggest stinker and I love her.

Hmmmm, Mike texted me, stopped by CVS to say Hi, then called me when I got home. Sometimes when I look at him, I think, he is not all bad, then other times I think, sheesh he is old. I am not right in the head. I need a bonk with MELLIE's rolling pin.

MEL...OMG I hope when that man has food problems he doesn't take it to the plumber. Let's see plumbing problems get reported to the lunch lady. I think I've got it now..lol.

Ceejay...wowser on the animal excitement. I just love to watch nature in action. I fed one of those little teeny tiny squirrels at the Grand Canyon on vacation when I was about 16, a Velemint candy. It took it right from my hand and sat back on its heiny, held the mint with it front hands and ate it. Too cute. Didn't have a camera on me either. Dang it.

Laura....I love crocheting. I have made numerous afghans. I would love to learn to knit but do not know of anyone who could teach me. Might have to take lessons in my spare time. Right...spare time. HERE IS A MAJOR KICK IN THE ARSE....quit wasting time...giddy-up girl....no more excuses...JUST DO IT!!!

Shad.. You poor chick. Tell you what, I will take your hot and humid and trade you for freezing/snow/ice. When everyone else is hot and humid, I feel just right and comfortable. Hang tight, I will be right by with dinner, kick your feet up, rest. What would you like?

Oh CHELLE....wake up and smell the coffee, my dear sista. Hope your day goes well. Stay OP....no excuses...no reason to go off track..just do it.

Happy....waddup?

Hello to anyone I may have missed.

Love and Hugs,

diyana
01-12-2010, 08:24 AM
Happy Tuesday ladies -

Yesterday was a rough day. I had to fight with the cable company about a pretty sizeable refund that was due me back at the end of November that I still hadn't received, and it was cash that I really needed. They kept telling me it takes 6-8 weeks, at which point I tried explaining that it had already been 12 weeks. And they said it would probably take another 6 to 8 weeks! :tantrum: Plus, it was very busy at work, which is a good thing, except that there were an exceptional number of crises to handle. By the time I got home, I had a migraine and was exhausted...so no Zumba for me. I was also supposed to do website work...that didn't happen either. I just vegged out and watched TV. Luckily though, the refund check from the cable company had arrived...which was a huge relief. :faint:

Tonight, the plan is to do website work, and then go to Zumba. I'm tired but hopefully the caffeine will kick in soon.

Annie - That's wonderful that your mom had so much fun with your visit she can't wait for the next. I hope your visit tonight is just as enjoyable. I'm glad for you that your CVS hours are getting cut back. I know the money is helpful...but it will allow you more time to spend with Momma and/or have a life outside of working. I think that after the past several months that you've had....rest would be a very good thing for you. :hug: I wish you, Laura and I could get together so you could teach me how to crochet. You're right, my sista, I gotta stay OP. No excuses allowed.

Mel - So nice that you're making all sorts of healthy stuff and sharing with the kids. I'm not a huge fan of brussel sprouts, but butternut squash is yummy!

Ceejay - Bummer about the leaks. I hope today goes better for you. Birds are already building nests and cats are "gettin' busy"? I guess spring is on the way, though you wouldn't know it around here. Now that football season is officially over (since the Packers are out of the playoffs), everyone is counting the days until baseball spring training starts (99 days). :woohoo:

Laura - I had to laugh about your mom's hibernation...I sometimes feel the same way. Some days, I just want to go home and stay home and not come out for any reason whatsoever. You stress about your to-do's and then ignore them too? OMG! I'm the same way!! I have to force myself sometimes to just do it! DH tells me that it would take less time doing the stuff than I spend stressing about it! :lol: I need to JUST DO IT in terms of exercise and eating healthy too.

Shad - I hope you're staying cool. How did the go live/cutover go? Is everything still okay?

Mel - I hope the toilet gets fixed and you have a quiet rest of the day.

A big :wave: to Patty, Happy and everyone!

Lots of love and hugs,

annie175
01-12-2010, 08:35 AM
Chelle...What a great way to end a crappy day....with a refund check in the mailbox. See.....good things come to those who wait.<-----got that off a ketchup commerical back in 1980 or so. LOL Kick, smack, kick, smack...that is me busting your chops to stay OP.

diyana
01-12-2010, 09:35 AM
Yeeouch, Annie! Not so hard! Jeez louise! Okay...It's OP for this chick. That Annie has a mean right hook followed by a heckuva roundhouse kick!

MELODY525
01-12-2010, 10:26 AM
http://images-partners-tbn.google.com/images?q=tbn:FdIKY4S3yo5QiM:www.sikunews.com/img/siku/publish/2009/03/psychedelic-marijuana-leaf.jpg THE NEWS JUST SAID THAT OUR GOVERNOR IS GOING TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES. GIVES ME A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE ON MY "GOLDEN YEARS". WONDER IF IT WILL AFFECT MY DRIVING?? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

MELODY525
01-12-2010, 10:36 AM
http://newday15.tripod.com/emotes/yumyums.gif <---- NOW MICHELLE....DO YOU REALLY WANT TO END UP LOOKING LIKE ME??? GET GOING ON THE ZUMBA!! HOW CAN I LIVE VICARIOUSLY THRU YOU IF YOU KEEP SITTING DOWN...I CAN SIT DOWN ALL BY MYSELF :rofl:
I AM GLAD YOU GOT THE REFUND CHECK THOUGH AND HOPE THE HEADACHE LEFT WHEN YOU OPENED IT!! :hug:

:rollpin: ANNIE...CONSIDER YOURSELF BOPPED OVER THE HEAD!! IF YOU DON'T FEEL SOMETHING DON'T FORCE IT CAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO BE ALONE...JEN AND I BOTH HAVE DONE THAT IN THE PAST AND ALL OF US WERE MISERABLE :cry: BESIDES....YOU HAVE ALL OF US!!! :lol3:

diyana
01-12-2010, 10:42 AM
Mel - Where on earth did you find that picture of me?!! No fair posting it without my permission! I should know better than to pose for photos wearing that pink crop top and green leggings. Okay, okay, it's Zumba tonight for sure.

MELODY525
01-12-2010, 11:09 AM
http://images-partners-tbn.google.com/images?q=tbn:lj65qVixRPYy0M:www.salsabor.com.au/Common/Images/Uploaded/Zumba.jpg OK...GO ZUMBA YOUR BUNS OFF TONITE...MAMA MEL WILL BE WATCHING YOU!:mag:

Laura705
01-12-2010, 12:20 PM
Okay, I did a Body Electric workout last night and today I'm going to log all my food even if I'm not OP. I really shouldn't use the term "OP" because with me there's never a P to start with! Tonight we're seeing the movie "Sherlock Holmes". I know it won't be much like the A. Conan Doyle stories, but I'm looking forward to seeing Robert Downey Jr. without clothes!!! :o (I'm told a pillow covers up the naughties).

Shad - Sounds like it was the kind of evening where a glass of wine was needed until you were more combobulated.

Mel - Didn't the cuckoo w/ the leaking toilet know that YOU'RE the one to go to, no matter what the problem or complaint??!!

Annie - Hmm, so this Mike was in touch via text, in person, and by phone? I wonder if he likes you, LOL. Please have 911 ready to dial in the event you are feeling smothered. Enjoy your visit w/ mumsy tonight. Thanks for the kick in the arse!

Michelle - Sorry you had a bad day yesterday and I hope that today is 1000% better for you. I'm sure getting that refund check has helped a little bit with that! Have a good Zumba class tonight!

Hellos to Happy & Ceejay!

Cheers!

diyana
01-12-2010, 01:39 PM
Good afternoon ladies -

I think Aunt Flo is getting ready to rear her ugly head. Yesterday, I was crying at the drop of a hat...over nothing. And today, my back is pretty sore. I'm still gonna do Zumba tonight though, 'cuz I don't want Annie and Mel to kick my arse again.

Laura - Enjoy R. Downey Jr. in almost all his glory! Good for you for logging your food. Thanks for mentioning logging food because it made me do it too.

annie175
01-12-2010, 02:02 PM
Laura....Body Electric and logging food, what a great start to the road to recovery. Now get to logging the correct healthy food. Quit eating that nasty *ss, junk you dont' need. Have a great time at the movies....NO MOVIE FOOD either. I am not afraid of the new guy, Mike. He seems harmless enough.

Chelle...you can just keep ole auntie Flo up in your neck of the woods. I have seen her since AUGUST. Yeah whooooooooooooo. Have fun Zumba-ing.....

annie175
01-12-2010, 02:04 PM
MELLIE, mellie, mellie...you are way to far away to snuggle, spoon and play kissy face with, however I appreciate you being there for me. Sides new guy and I have not crossed the romantic, sex me up line, no harm done.

ceejay52
01-12-2010, 06:02 PM
nothing new here. Can't wait till 7 p.m. I'm off for 5 glorius days. more later.

MELODY525
01-12-2010, 06:02 PM
LAURA...LOOKS LIKE YOU MIGHT HAVE TO DO EXTRA EXERCISING FOR MICHELLE IN CASE SHE IS ON MEDICAL; LEAVE!!! HAD A GOOD LAUGH AT NOT HAVING "P" IN OP!!! SOMETIMES MY PLANS GO RIGHT OPUT THE WINDOW TOO AND I LIVE ALONE!! :rofl:

MICHELLE~ HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON...TOM IS A PITA!!!! THAT'S ONE GOOD THING ABOUT BEING OLD!! :dance:

ANNIE....YOU CRACK ME UP SOMETIMES. CROSSING THE SEX LINE...:rofl: I WOULD LOVE TO DO THAT WITH EITHER CHRIS OR VIC OVER HERE :belly:


I AM POSTING TONITE CAUSE YOU ARE LUCKY...I WON;'T BE HERE TOMORROW. SHORT IN THE OFFICE AND I AM GOING TO DO WASH AT THE SAME TIME. 2 BIRDS WITH ONE STONE. THE DAY WENT WELL TODAY AND IT'S ALREADY WARMING UP AND THE WINDS ARE DISAPPEARING TOO. LOOKING FORWARD TO STICKING MY NOSE OUTSIDE THE DOOR ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. EVEN IF IT'S FOR 5 MINUTES. CABIN FEVER :ginger:

HAVE A GREAT DAY TOMORROW AND PLEASANT DREAMS TONITE.:cloud9:

MELODY525
01-12-2010, 06:05 PM
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MELODY525
01-12-2010, 06:07 PM
CEEJAY.....ENJOY THE 5 DAYS OFF!! THAT'S A NICE LONG "WEEKEND" :beach:

1day@atime
01-12-2010, 08:24 PM
Hello Ladies,

Not much going on here. I just can't seem to get motivated. I stopped at Walmart to get groceries and picked up the book "You on a diet"... As i was checking out the lady at the register said that is a great book... She said she started the program and went from 262 lbs to 182 lbs... she looked great... I told her she was my motivation....

Annie - I think you have a suiter...Is that how it's spelled. If there is no love connection you still have met a new friend.

Ceejay - Hope you get some rest and relaxation...

Mitchellez - enjoy your Zumba class tonight... I too get emotional when Aunt Flo come to town...

Mel - i don't know if it will affect your driving, but I'm sure it will affect your eating.....

Laura - enjoy the movie... stay away from the butter popcorn...

Hello to Shad and Happy....

Shad
01-12-2010, 08:55 PM
Annie please rephrase the "bonk on the head with Mel's :rollpin: Over here bonk is strictly something else - and nowhere near the head. And I doubt that the rolling pin will fit anyway.

happy2bme
01-13-2010, 12:53 AM
Hi ladies,

Sorry I did not post today. Had quite a bad day. Getting ready for bed now, will try and get on tomorrow. You all seem to be moving and grooving just fine. Keep it up!

happy2bme
01-13-2010, 12:56 AM
Shad - bonk means the same slang term up this way too. :lol:

Shad
01-13-2010, 03:44 AM
A long tiring day today. Being a mentor and trainer is hard work. Tomorrow is more push push push and more info to be fed into a poor tired and overworked zonked middle aged Irish brain. Still the man has a wonderful sense of humour. He is going to need it in the weeks to come.

No personals tonight - sorry. Just need to get off the computer and find something that the brain doens't have to worry about. Back tomorrow.

diyana
01-13-2010, 08:14 AM
Happy Hump Day ladies -

I'm so glad we're halfway to the weekend! Today will be another busy one at work as I'll be in meetings until 1 pm, and I'll have to cram a full day of work into the remaining few hours.

I DID get to the gym last night and did 1/2 hour of strenth training along with a 1/2 hour of Zumba. I really, really enjoy Zumba. It's so much fun!!

Mel - If you were watching my Zumba-ing last night, I'm sure you had a great laugh. I don't look very graceful out there, but I do have fun! I'm not on medical leave yet. My back is a little sore today...no Aunt Flo yet, so it could just be from Zumba and weights...but nothing a couple of Aleve can't fix. We'll miss you today.

Laura - Good for you for doing a BE workout and logging food. How was Sherlock? I was watching a talkshow on the BBC network last night and Downey Jr. was on...definitely a smoldering hottie. I hear Jude Law makes a great Watson as well.

Annie - If you decide at some point to cross the line with Mike...just protect yourself and your heart, okay girlfriend?

Patty - I've heard about You on a Diet. What a great recommendation from the checkout lady.

Shad - you are TOO funny about the "bonk"! :rofl: Hope you have a relaxing evening tonight after all the training and mentoring. :hug:

Happy - I hope today will be better for you! I'm glad to hear Mr. Feral came back. As for the other stuff, it will get better. :hug: I had not heard the term "bonk" over here to mean THAT. I know "boink" does, but didn't know about bonk.


Well, I've got a couple hours before the deluge of consecutive meetings starts...so I'd better get some stuff done.

Love and big hugs to all,

happy2bme
01-13-2010, 08:17 AM
Hi all,

Quick post for me this morning.

Shad - hope you found some nice brainless activity last night just to give the batteries a recharge. Perhaps a nice walk amongst the flowers or along a river or something.

Patty - hope you like You On A Diet - it is full of practical information. Some millionaire to be has not yet invented that which will make us fall under the spell of a plan and stick to it :lol: Till then we have to find the magic within ourselves.

Mel - don't work too hard today. Hide in the laundry room if it gets too heated in the office - and I'm not talking temps :D

Ceejay - 5 days off! Whew I'm jealous!!!!! Is Monday a holiday for you too?

Laura - how was the movie? That looked like a good one from the trailers on TV. Saw a brief interview with him and Jude Law where they said the 2 characters are written so that they don't like each other very much so they had a grand time filming together.

Annie - hope you had a nice time with momma. Guess you have to decide where you want to take it with Mike. Maybe someone who is "older" might be looking for the same thing you are. But if he skeeves you out, that's no good either.

Michelle - glad you had fun Zumba'ing the night away. I think we're all due for a bit of a warm up which should put a little pep and energy in everyone's step. This frigid weather has beat us all up.

Time for me to run - see yah!

Roseblush
01-13-2010, 08:35 AM
Morning Chicks of the World, I enjoy catching up with all of you....... hope you are all remaining healthy. Last night my guy and I went to see Avatar but our little theater doesn't show it is 3D.......tooo bad for that! WOW..... I want one of those flying creatures!
I haven't gotten back into my long long walks yet but am doing 5 miles on the bike. Winter here is not too bad for me. I want way more snow. Today I have a grand neice being born and my little granddaughter will be here at the end of the month. SO exciting!
Take care ladies!
Peace,
Nae

diyana
01-13-2010, 08:41 AM
Happy - I hope you have a wonderful day! And yes, I'm looking forward to this warm weather...today is supposed to be in the low to mid 30s! :woohoo: Break out the bikinis! Actually, I'd better not, that would just be too scary! :yikes:

Nae - Congrats on the new grand niece! Glad you had a nice time at Avatar...DH and I still haven't seen it. Good for you for doing bike riding!

MELODY525
01-13-2010, 10:56 AM
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....BUT NOW I THINK OF IT....IT'S WEDNESDAY!!!! :cb:
HALF THE WEEK IS OVER ALREADY. :cheer3: I WENT DOWN AND DID A LOAD OF TOWELS. SOME ARE GOING TO J & R CAUSE THEY ARE JUST TOO BIG AND HEAVY FOR ME TO MANAGE ANYMORE. GING TO LOOK FOR CHEAPER AND THINNER TOWELS THIS YEAR. IT'S TOO COLD FOR ME ON THE 1ST FLOOR. NOT EVEN 24 YET. :brr: SO I CAME UP EARLIER THAN EXPECTED.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY :moped:

HAPPY~ I AM SO SORRY YOU HAD SUCH A CHITTY BANG BANG DAY :hug: HOPE THESE NEXT FEW DAYS ARE MUCH BETTER. I'LL JUST KEEP SENDING SUNNY THOUGHTS YOUR WAY :sunny:


PATTY~ HOPW FUNNY THAT YOU RAN INTO THE WOMAN AND HAD THE BOOK!! FATE!!! MAYBE SHE CAN BE ALL OF OUR MOTIVATORS!!! WHAT A GREAT STORY. GOOD LUCK WITH THE BOOK. KEEP US POSTED.


SHAD....GOOD LUCK WITH THE POOR IRISH GUY. I AM ASSUMIONG I CAN GET BONKED BY MY CHRIS OR VIC AND THAT WOULD BE OK?? :belly:

THEN ANNIE....CANCEL THAT BONK SESSION....SEEMS WE ARE NOT OF THAT PERSUASION! :lol3: :lol3:

NAE....I AM SO HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT THE TWO NEW ARRIVALS TO BE HERE SOON :bb: SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS THEIR WAY. GLAD TO HEAR YOU AND THE NEW BEAU ARE DOING OK AND GETTING OUT!! :hug:


MICHELLE....HOPE THE MEETINGS ALL GO FAST AND NO COMPLICATIONS. I ONLKY CAME BACK CAUSE I DIDN'T WANT YOU TO MISS ME TOO MUCH :rofl: :rofl: GOOD GOING ON THE EXERCISE...CAUSE I PUSHED YOU I FELT I HAD TO DO MY PEDALS LAST NIGHT. I WAS CURSING MYSELF OUT !! :lol3: :lol3:

Laura705
01-13-2010, 11:49 AM
Ceejay – Enjoy your 5 days off!!! I'm jealous!!

Michelle – I Hope TOM doesn't get the best of you for long. Robert Downey was looking good in Sherlock Holmes! :drool: Well, his body looked great, but I must say his face is showing some age and I don't think they were trying to make him look older for the role! Those close-ups on the big screen are not kind! I just had to look up his age - it turns out he's just turning 45 this April. Huh. By looking at him I wouldn't have thought he was younger than me, although he's done himself some damage in his past that surely had an effect on him. Jude Law was good as Watson, and I liked the humorous parts of the movie. I liked the movie, even though it didn't feel like the Sherlock Holmes stories I read so long ago! I didn't care for the way the action scenes were edited, but I think that's a Guy Ritchie thing, and I'm thankful the whole movie wasn't like that.

Mel – Sorry the cold brought you back upstairs, but better not to catch a chill. Our book club is reading Wuthering Heights and all it took was a chill and/or a cold to send folks into a prolonged illness that always ended in death. Good grief! Only 66 more pages to read and I'm done with it. I can't wait to discuss it at book club this Friday. Anyway…we're getting milder temps here, but so far it's not feeling balmy to me yet. I think it might be warmer temperature-wise, but it might also be damper and windier. I'll see how it feels to me at lunchtime. At least the sun is out today! :cool: :beach: I totally agree w/ you about the overly thick towels – annoying how long they take to dry. So you felt you had to do the pedals last night – but did you actually do them?!?!

Patty – You'll have to keep going to that checkout lady at Wal-mart for some more doses of motivation! I'm not happy w/ my start to the year, but I won't give up. I like this Confucius quote: "It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop." I didn't have any popcorn at the movie last night, but I smuggled in a serving of cheez-its, a box of milk duds, and some water. I didn't eat all the milk duds, but more than I should have. :(

Shad – I've used the term bonk as in "bonk on the head", but haven't used it the way you do out your way. However, like Michelle, I've heard the word "boink" used that way… Sweet dreams! :cloud9:

Happy – Sorry yesterday wasn't good for you. Hope today is starting off much better. Re the Sherlock movie – I'd say the relationship between Holmes and Watson was not true dislike, but more like bickering in the way that close friends might be – it was humorous and I liked it.

Nae – Congrats on the new grand niece! Enjoy the upcoming visit from the granddaughter. I've heard good things about Avatar. I'm not much into sci-fi, and I understand it's quite long! Did it go by quickly for you?? A work buddy told me it flew by.

Have a great day everyone!!

ceejay52
01-13-2010, 01:43 PM
Unfornately the water plant is never closed. We use those day's as floating holiday's. I'm not sure if the light office is closed or not.

I have accumulated 160 hours worth of vacation and I'm taking full advantage. I've earned it.

Nae
Congratulations on you grand neice.

Patty
I've thought about buying the You on a Diet book but I have to many diet books. I do like Dr Oz.

Happy
Hope you have a better day. My bad day at work was on Sunday. Is your foot still giving you problems?

Mel
Stay warm. Where do you find all oyour graphics" I love them.

Michelle
You are really motivated to lose "stay on program". I need to go to the gym this afternoon while it's not so busy and I don't have to get out after dark. Maybe I can work out some soreness.

Laura
I was curious about the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I hate going to theaters due to the extremely loud volume. I'll buy this when it comes out on dvd.

Annie and Shad hello :wave: I'll have to look up the word bonk now.

More later.

annie175
01-13-2010, 02:50 PM
Well crap sakes, I lost my post...here we go again.....

Spent most of the morning a the hospital with mom. She was supposed to have a fistula or something like that put in her arm. Did not happen. Instead they replaced the parts that were clogged in her port that is in her chest/neck area. She did very well and is back at the nursing home. Poor thing, I fee so badly for her.

Shad...have not heard of bonk, but as Chelle had said, boink, I have. Either way I am not doing it with MEL.

Chelle...no worries about crossing the sex line with Mike. I don't have those kind of feelings or urges just YET. He seems nice enough. He texted me a couple of times last night as he was out of town on business. I tried Zumba about a year ago with DD. It was so much fun, and talk about laughing at myself, how hilarious it is to try to do it all. It does get your hear rate up that is for sure.

Happy......girl you must be on the run the minute your feet hit the floor. No more bad days for you sista. Onward and upward.

MELLIE...you sound upbeat here of late. Even without the bonk/boinking. LOL

Ceejay.....enjoy your time off, you certainly deserve it, my dear.

Laura...all that talk about R.Downey is getting me all twitterpated. Shuwee girl.

Nae...new babies, I love love love babies, they smell so precious. Enjoy.

Patty...I am sending our MELLIE over to bonk/boink/bang you over the head for motivation. Getty up girl.

Not much else going on,

Love and hugs.

diyana
01-13-2010, 03:20 PM
Happy afternoon!

I went to my Weight Management group, which is the free support group offered at my work. And my "unofficial" weigh in says I'm up 2 lbs. We'll see what my official Weight Watchers weigh in says tomorrow. I'm sure I'm retaining water as PMS though. Plus, I know what I did over the weekend that caused it. The good part is that we have spent the last two weeks talking about goals and the baby steps necessary to achieve those goals and what contingency plans we can have in place when life throws obstacles in our way. I've been doing a lot of thinking about that and am just about ready to fill out the goal/behavior change form and put my commitment in writing.

So far my eating has been 100% on plan today, and while there's no Zumba tonight so I won't be going to the gym I will be doing my Wii Fit for at least 1/2 hour tonight. And I'm going grocery shopping to stock up on healthy food.

Mel - I'm kinda of glad that the cold brought you back upstairs. That way you don't work too hard and you stay snug, cozy and hopefully resting. :) Good for you for doing your pedaling. My meetings went well, in fact one got postponed, so that was nice.

Laura - TOM hasn't arrived yet...just the precursors so far (moody, cramps, and water retention). Downey's face is showing signs of age, but he's still hot. :drool: And yes, with all the drugs/chemicals he's put in his body it's no wonder he looks a bit older than he is. I saw a boxing scene in a preview and it did use some interesting effects that I wouldn't want to see through the whole movie either. I've never read Wuthering Heights, but I can imagine how bad a cold could be if you don't have central heating and proper medication/nutrition. Is it a good book? That's a great quote by Confucious! I hoped for a better start to 2010...but I can get and stay on track now - no house guests for awhile. It feels good to know that I can start to establish a routine again.

Ceejay - 160 hours of vacay??? Wow, girlfriend!! Enjoy your time off - you DEFINITELY have earned it! Good luck at the gym. I'd like to go during the day when it's less busy...but the classes are always in the evening, and with all the New Years folks, that's when it's the busiest.

Annie - I'm glad to hear Momma is doing well. She's been through a lot, but it sounds like she's holding up. Definitely part of the fun of Zumba is the hilarity of watching yourself in the mirror!

Patty - You'd better watch out if Mellie and Annie start kicking your arse. They are tough and don't take any excuses. Better just to superglue yourself to the wagon like the rest of us have.

Better get back to it...Got lots to do in the last hour of the workday.

Love and hugs,

MELODY525
01-14-2010, 07:42 AM
SORRY CHICKIES...NO PERSONALS. BEEN UP ON AND OFF SINCE BEFORE 5AM AND IN THE LOO. NOT SURE WHAT'S WRONG BUT JUST FEELING VERY SLEEPY.
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY :moped:

annie175
01-14-2010, 08:36 AM
Good Thursday Morning,.....

Mom is doing well. Didn't do the fistula thing, thank God as it is not what I thought it was. She still has the chest/neck port which they replace the clogged part. The fistula thing that would have gone in her arm, takes 6-12 weeks to heal, so the other port would have been kept anyway. I learn something new every day with her. She is back to being onery.

I love the Greek Gods-Greek yougurt in pomegranate. It is so good. Has a bit of sugar in it and is sorta like a thick paste yogurt however very tasty and I like the texture. Fills you up.

I splurged today and bought a decaf pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks, my justification is I brought my breakfast and lunch today. lol. Then my boss walks in with a decaf cinnamon dolce from Starbucks. I will be heading to the loo with MELLIE.

MIke (the new guy) has asked me to go out to watch the Colts game on Saturday night. I think he wanted to get together on Friday night after he dropped his daughter at her mother's house at 9:00 pm, but I kind of nixed that one saying I am visiting my momma that night, which I am, but I could of been home by 9:00pm. I am old, he is older, 9:00 pm is too late for a date, as that is my bed time. lol (Seriously) and I have been so tired of late anyway. Tripled up my iron thinking that may be part of the problem. We will see as it takes several days for it to work.

MEL...stock the loo with some good magazines since you are spending so much time in there. I had a bit of a potty issue this morning also. Still feel like I am going to be heading that way shortly.

Chelle....Good for you for getting some direction, motivation, and balance in your healthy eating 2010 plan. Now just do it. Overcome those obstacles..(parties, visitors, trips, etc.). Be stronger than they are, don't let them direct your life...you direct your life.....Stay OP, stay strong..WE can do this. xoxoxo

Shad...where are you, have they got you tied down with my pretty pink duct taope? Hope they are listening to you, I would hate for you to have to give them the smack down.

Happy...How's the foot coming along? Feeling any better?

Hello's to Nae, Laura, Patty, Ceejay and anyone else I may have missed.

Sunny and 30 today, regular heatwave. May have to break out the shorts and flip flops.

Have a Marvelous Day all...

Love and hugs.

diyana
01-14-2010, 08:50 AM
Annie - I'm so glad to hear that Mom is doing well. Not surprised she is being ornery...she's probably frustrated. I'll have to look for that yogurt. Right now, I'm eating Fiber One yogurts as one container as ZERO points! Enjoy your Starbucks!! Good idea to switch the date to Saturday night. Go Colts!! Thanks for the words of encouragement!! We can do this sista!! xoxoxo. Enjoy the warmer weather (we're gonna be above freezing for sure today - It was already 30 when I left the house!). :beach:

I've got WW weigh in today and based on yesterday's "prelim" weigh in...I might be up. But I feel very positive and confident that I can get the scale moving in the right direction. In fact, I'm already starting to plan out rewards for when I get to 10% weight loss, and when I get to Onederland. And I am figuring contingency plans for whatever obstacles might pop up (visitors, illness, back pain). I KNOW I can do this. And I WILL lose at least 30 lbs this year.

annie175
01-14-2010, 08:53 AM
Shoot Chelle with that attitude you may lose 50 lbs this year. Rock on sista....here we go!!

annie175
01-14-2010, 08:56 AM
Here you go my sista's...saw this on another thread...good philosophy to live by.......

"Four months from now what will you look like if you quit and what will you look like if you keep going? Four months is going to happen no matter what. What will beYOUR CHOICE? "

ceejay52
01-14-2010, 11:15 AM
Not much going on here today. I enjoyed my day off yesterday and hope to today.
The bad thing is that I ordered pizza last night but the good things is I only ate three pieces and threw the rest in the garbage. It wasn't good.
The good thing is I'm down a pound-197.2. Yipee.

Annie
Don't blame you for not going on the second date espicially if you don't feel the chemistry. Your mom may be a upsest with the latest proceedure. It takes a good deal out of a healthy person to go through that.

Mel
Feel better soon. I had some stress related issues Monday night. I'm pin pointing my IBS with nerves/stress issues.

Happy
Hope your day is better than yesterday.

annie175
01-14-2010, 11:20 AM
Happy Birthday Our Dear Ruthie!!

diyana
01-14-2010, 11:42 AM
Ceejay - Congrats on the pound weight loss!! YGG!! :cp: :cp: You have more willpower than I when it comes to pizza. DH doesn't eat pizza so there's no one to share with, and I really don't know when to stop. I guess if it wasn't good, I might've been able to toss it.

Ruth - Happy Birthday!! :bday2you:

diyana
01-14-2010, 02:15 PM
Weigh in wasn't good. Not at all. But I'm not gonna let it get to me. I know what I did that caused the gain...and it was eating off plan, not tracking and not exercising every day. Not to mention TOM is due soon. And I'm back on track as of Tuesday...so I'm turning things around. :)

diyana
01-14-2010, 03:32 PM
Get a Free 2-Week Membership to Bally's when you sign up for Discovery's National Body Challenge, which is also free.

http://health.discovery.com/national-body-challenge/national-body-challenge.html

I'm not a huge fan of Bally's, but I know a lot of people like them.

The National Body Challenge also provides good info and tools.

Laura705
01-14-2010, 05:51 PM
Hello everyone. It's almost Friday, so things are looking up. :carrot: My weight jumped from last week's weigh-in and I'm slightly surprised even though my eating's been off track. :( But I'm logging my food again and seeing the errors of my ways, LOL. I also know that I must resign myself to being the one to get decent food in the house and prepare good meals on a consistent basis. So this weekend I need to plan and shop and cook. Unfortunately, my weekend begins Friday night w/ book club, which always includes snacks that everyone brings. And Saturday morning I'm meeting a former co-worker for breakfast. Challenging. I will try to practice portion control!

Ceejay – Oh, that's a good amount of vacation days you have! Hope you're enjoying your 5 days off! Good for you getting rid of that pizza. That would be really, really ard for me! Congrats on the 1 pound loss!!

Annie – Twitterpated? LOL. Glad to hear your mom's doing well, if ornery! At least the Starbucks treats were decaf, ha ha. I received a Starbucks gift card at Christmas but I'm scared to carry it with me. I'm not a coffee drinker, but all the other yummy stuff they have – beverages and food – could be dangerous. I don't want to get into the habit! I like that quote you found!!

Michelle – I didn't really care for Wuthering Heights. I disliked almost all of the characters, and I didn't like the writing style. And it's odd that I think I read it before, yet I didn't remember anything about it. Guess it was so long ago, and I probably rushed through it just to get it over with. This time after I read each chapter, I'd read the Cliffs Notes chapter summary and commentary. That made it seem like homework. Funny thing is I never ever relied on Cliffs Notes when I was a student!

Good you're not letting a gain get to you. Your confidence and perseverance will get you to your goals!! I know it will. I belong to Bally's and it's mainly about proximity to my house (2 miles away) and secondarily the cost. Otherwise, they have all the equipment I need, and if I could try out some more of the classes (I like the yoga class), I'm sure I'd find something else I like. It could be cleaner though…

Mel – Hope you slept in and had pleasant dreams!

Ruth – Happy Birthday!!!

Shad, Patty, Nae – hello!

Cheers! :celebrate:

ceejay52
01-14-2010, 08:14 PM
Michelle,
I've been following the National Body Challenge on the discovery health channel. The web sight does have some good information on it.

Laura
Ihad to read Wuthering Height in an English literature class. It was boring to say the least. The movie held my interest more because I didn't have to visualize it in my brain. I need to start going to the Library.

Shad
01-15-2010, 01:49 AM
Afternoon all,
In a bit of a hurry here, so I won't do much in the way of personals - sorry. I'm totally worn out. The amount of work to be done as well as teach and mentor is staggering. We will get there, and fortunately, most of the guys seem to be trying to go with the flow as well.
I seem to have done not much else this week but come home, go to bed, get up go to work. Thank heavens for the canteen at work! It may not be OP at times, but it is cheep and it is good.

The writing style of Wuthering Heights is really old English. I read it years ago as part of an English course. Can't remember the last one I read, but it drove me crazy. So many words, so little action.

Annie - give your mum a hug from me. I'm so pleased she is doing well. Hopefully you may be able to move her out and home for a day pass soon.

And that's about it. I have to sort out my grocery list for shopping for the week. Then some dinner if I can find something to eat and then some downtime - my feet hurt, my brain hurts. At least my nose is not running.

MELODY525
01-15-2010, 07:59 AM
:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS. HOPE EVERYONE WILL BE FEELING WARMER TODAY. ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS. :sunny:

I ALREADY HAD A FIGHT WITH THE LUNCH LADY. RANG MY BELL AND THEN DIDN'T WAIT FOR ME TO GET OUT OF BED FAST ENOUGH FOR HER LIKING. I GO DOWN STAIRS & SHE'S SCREAMING AT ME THAT SHE HAS NO HEAT. WHO GIVES A RAT'S BUTT. THAT'S NOT MY JOB. IF SHE FORGOT THAT FACT....SHE REMEMBERS IT NOW :rofl:
TODAY I AM GONNA TAKE THE DAY SLOW. JUST NOT FEELING MYSELF. I DON'T SEEM TO BE REBOUNDING FROM "SITUATIONS" THE WAY I WAS. I HVE A LIST OF PHONE NUMBERS FOR THIS WOMAN AND WILL SET SOME RULES DOWN LATER ON. I'LL TRY TO CATCH UP NOW ON THE POSTS....

ANNIE~ GLAD MOM IS ORNERY. HAS TO BE A GOOD SIGN? GOOD CHOICE ON DATE NIGHT. NOT THAT YOU ASKED :lol3: :lol3: 2 STARBUCKS AND I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE ER BEING TREATED FOR RAPID PULSE :faint: BUT I AM JEALOUS :coffee:


MICHELLE~ WE WILL BE CHEERINGYOU ON TO ONEDERLAND!! HOPE IT WENT WELL AT WW:cheer: :crossed:.....GOING TO NEXT PAGE....
OH POOP! GOOD THAT YOU WON'T DWELL ON IT. WHAT IS...IS. TODAY IS ANOTHER DAY. THERE ARE FOODS WE ALL KNOW WE CAN'T EAT ANY LONGER WITHOUT PAYING THE PRICE. KEEP THE FAITH....YOU WILL GET TO ONEDERLAND AND I WILL GET BACK INTO TWODERVILLE :rofl: I'LL WAVE AS YOU PASS ME BY :wave:


CEEJAY~ CONGRATULATIONS ON THE WEIGHTLOSS! THAT IS GREAT :cheer3: :cheer2: :cheer: ALSO ON THROWING THE PIZZ OUT. MAYBE BUYING IT BY THE SLICE WOULD BE BETTER. THAT'S HOW THE OFFICE BUYS IT NOW SO THEY CAN'T OVEREAT. I DO HEAR YOU ON THE IBS AND STRESS. THIS TIME FOR ME IT WAS MY LAXATIVES WORKING OVERTIME :rofl:


LAURA~ SOUNDS LIKE ALL GOOD PLANS TO ME. SEND THE BF TO CHEF SCHOOL AND HE CAN BE YOUR TRAINER & COOK. I THINK ALL MEN SHOULD BE COOKING FOR THEIR LADIES :queen:


SHAD~ SORRY TO HEAR YOU'RE SO WORKED-OUT. HOPE THE BOYS KEEP GOING WITH THE FLOW AND EVERYTHING WILL FALL INTO PLACE. THANKS GOD FOR CANTEENS...AND GOOD FOOD TO BOOT. SENDING A HUG YOUR WAY LIL' SIS :hug:

happy2bme
01-15-2010, 08:26 AM
Hi ladies,

Sorry I haven't been posting lately. Just a lot going on. I have been tired in the morning so been sleeping in an extra 15 minutes or so - there's my computer time. Been busy at work so haven't had the lunch times I usually post at and when I get home from work I've been trying really hard to tackle some of the to-do's I have instead of sitting in front of the TV and computer.

We have a 3 day weekend ahead which is good - I'm hoping to catch up.

Will talk later. Love to the chicks :hug:

diyana
01-15-2010, 08:39 AM
TGIF! I am so ready for the weekend! I'm really tired today and a good kind of sore from strength training and Zumba last night. I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend watching football, maybe doing a little cooking, and playing Wii and Wii Fit.

Laura - Sounds like we both have had a reality check that has gotten us back to logging food. Let's keep each other on track, okay? Portion control is key. As for book club, can you bring snacks? Veggies and dip maybe? Thanks for the honest opinion on Wuthering Heights. I'm glad you like Bally's. I've heard that the one near my work is kind of a meat market and full of "beautiful" people who just want to be seen/hit on. But I guess that's true of many gyms. It is nice to find a gym that you like, can afford and is convenient.

Ceejay - I love getting books from the Library, and if I'm not done with them by the due date, I can renew them by phone or online. Very convenient. Plus it's on the way to the gym for me.

Shad - So nice when you have a cheap, good canteen handy. We have that at work too, though it's not always cheap...but it is convenient and tasty. I hope you get to rest your brain a bit this weekend. That's what I need to do as well.

Mel - What a rude awakening! Sheesh! I'm glad you're deciding to take it easy today. I've got A LONG way to go to ONEDERLAND, and I appreciate your support. First goal is 10% (which is 17 lbs away). But I will get there. I just have to be honest and accurate about my tracking, and move A LOT more.

Happy - Sorry to hear you've been so tired. I hope you have a nice relaxing 3 day weekend. Don't try and tackle too many of your to-do's. I have to work on Monday, but DH has it off.

A big :wave: and :hug: to Annie, Patty and everyone!

Time for me to get some work done!

Luvya chicks,

annie175
01-15-2010, 09:01 AM
TGIF fo sho.....

Well, baby boy called me yesterday afternoon and said. "I am in the Army now". I about sh*t. He said I had missed two days of work already and it didn't happen, so when he went yesterday, he didn't tell me about the swearing in just in case it didn't happen. He didn't want me to miss another day of work. Little does he know it broke my heart and I cried all afternoon in my office over it. Cried even more last night after I got home from CVS. I really need to get my antidepressant refilled. He leaves for Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri on February 3rd. I know..what does not kill us, makes us stronger. All this crap going on, I am near death, hope to be stronger soon.

Got some disturbing news about a friend of mine...

There is very sad news about Vicki. She saw her oncologist today. Greg and her mom and dad were with her. The doctor told them there is no further treatment that will help Vicki and have made arrangements for her to begin hospice care. On Monday Vicki will have a permanent drain inserted in her abdomen to draw off the accumulating fluid. Hospice will begin home care right after that.

Even though the news has not been good I know we have all hoped for a miracle. Vicki’s will is incredibly strong, but her body is just not able to sustain her any longer. Obviously Vicki and Greg and her family are devastated.

Greg asked me to tell anyone who wants to visit Vicki to please call the house and make arrangements to stop by. Their home phone number is 317-861-8845. Vicki is not really able to talk on the phone.

I don’t know what else they need right now except thoughts and prayers especially for the girls.

Ok on to other things that are not so sad....

What a busy nite at CVS last night. You would of thought it was Christmas again. Mike (the new guy) came in to see me with his little girl. She looks amazingly like him. She is very intelligent and quite humorous. She doesn't know that we are dating tho. He was buying milk...AGAIN!! haha

Then this other guy came through the line that I feel the connection with, we are just at the chit chat stage tho.

IS IT OK TO DATE TWO PEOPLE AT THE SAME TIME IF YOU ARE NOT BOINKING/BONKING/BANGING EITHER ONE OF THEM BUT ONLY DATING??? I am not even sure this second guy will ask me out, but I am hoping so.

Girls just wanna have fun, yeah, girls just wanna have fun.

Shad...sending you much love and a burst of energy for all your trying work moments. I will give momma the extra hug from you when I see her tonight. I am sure that will spark some onery conversation wanting to know who Shad is, she is such the clown now.

Chelle...let bygones be bygones....that weigh in is in the past and forgotten cause...we're movin' on up, to the eastside, George. Here is the extra arse kick to keep you booted in the right direction.

Laura...send me your Starbucks GC. I would hate for you to fall off the wagon because of the goodies at SB. I want to help you all I can. Smiles... OK, here is your arse kickin'....just because you have extra curricular activities planned that involve food does not mean you get to eat unhealthily. It is not an excuse to do so. Excuses are like belly buttons, everyone has one. This is not an excuse to be off program. You got it, get it, good. Sorry to be so tough on you, but these are hard times. Love you anyway xoxoxoxo

MEL...the Starbucks I got were all DECAF. At least I was not banging off the walls late afternoon yesterday. Put a sign on your door...my theme song is NOT. Ring my bell el el el, ring my bell. You should not be the first person that comes to mind in a crisis, however I am sure they are used to getting results with you.

Hello's to all, have a great Friday and wonderful weekend...I don't have to work at CVS till Monday night. ROCKIN'

Much love and many hugs.

annie175
01-15-2010, 09:12 AM
Hey Chelle and Happy, you sneaker inners.

annie175
01-15-2010, 09:14 AM
Oh and Vicki and Greg's girls are 13 and 16, that is the hardest part.

ceejay52
01-15-2010, 10:00 AM
:grouphug: is in store for the wordly chicks today.

There is not much to say this morning. Have a good week end.

diyana
01-15-2010, 11:48 AM
Annie - Sheesh, girlfriend! You are going through so much between Momma, DS and now your friend and her family too. I'm keeping them all in my prayers, and you too of course. Enjoy the time with DS before he leaves. Hopefully he will be stationed close to home when he gets out of training. It's so very hard to watch a friend go through a terminal illness. So nice that Mike stopped by to see you. As for dating two people, as long as they know you're not exclusive and you're not getting intimate with either, I think it's okay. My weigh in is past...time to move forward and in the RIGHT DIRECTION. Thanks for the boot. You have a great weekend too, my dear sista! Spend lots of time with DS and with Momma.

annie175
01-15-2010, 12:26 PM
Thanks Chelle....yes, Vicki's situation makes be thankful my son is able and willing to service his country. I am so very proud of him. My probs are small. Gotch ur back on the weight thing, been there and doing that...back to 158 this morning. YIKES. I need to reap my own arse boot kicking. lol Have a marvy weekend. Make me proud sista.

Ceejay...nuttin to say, hmmmmmm, have a super terrific weekend, sista.

Hugs to all.

annie175
01-15-2010, 12:27 PM
me thankful and serve his country....my head pounds.

Vicki just turned 48 December 31st.

diyana
01-15-2010, 01:01 PM
Dang, Annie! 48, OMG! That's my age...and that is way too young. So very, very sad. I've got a dear friend who has been battling cancer for a few years now. It has metastasized to her liver. She is still fighting and still very hopeful. She's just 41. Cancer SUCKS! :tantrum:

As for your weigh in...here's a :kickbutt: for you!

Laura705
01-15-2010, 01:14 PM
Ceejay – I watched a library dvd that was a recent PBS production of Wuthering Heights and it was alright. It was interesting to see how they adapted it from the book, but it didn't make me like the book any better! I love using the library! I admit I tend to stick to many of the same authors and genres, but sometimes I just like browsing the shelves and discovering something new. I don't subscribe to any magazines anymore, so I sometimes check out magazine back issues. And then there are the dvds too. I watched all the seasons of The Gilmore Girls a while back.

Shad – I'm sure all that hard work will pay off. Nice that you have a canteen handy for your lunches. Our building has a cafeteria that's open to the public as well as building tenants, but it's not cheap. My main complaint is that they have two soups most days, but their soup is always disappointing. They don't offer many of the usual standbys, and the other soups offered seem to be made-up soups that are never what I think they'll be or as tasty as I think they'd be. I'd accuse the chef of preparing them on the fly to use up extra ingredients, but the menu is posted online for the entire week. Hope you have a nice weekend and re-energize yourself!

Mel – Yeh, take it easy the rest of the day! Ugh, I don't envy you having people calling and coming by while you're still in bed! I suppose it wouldn't help to post a list of phone numbers – they prefer to go to you because you make things happen! My bf would like to go to chef school, but not to pursue a career - just for his own pleasure and to impress people :rofl: I've also told him he needs to get certified in massage therapy, LOL. :D

Happy – Sorry you've been so busy. :( There's never enough time is there? There are many things that I can and do let go, but this week our lack of groceries became an issue, so I can't let the shopping go this weekend. Have a wonderful 3-day weekend!!!

Michelle – Okay, let's make sure we both keep on w/ the logging! Someone usually brings veggies & dip to the book club - fruit too. I'm okay w/ that stuff (I'm munching on baby carrots this morning.), but my problem is that some of the other stuff is so much more appealing. Yeh, lack of willpower. So I will focus on portion control! The Bally that I go to isn't one w/ beautiful people, thankfully, because I don't feel beautiful when my face is all red and blotchy and sweaty during a workout. I especially dislike seeing myself in mirrored exercise rooms! Re library materials. – we can request and extend them online too. What I want now are self-checkouts. I always seem to be behind a family that's checking out a huge stack of skinny children's books, LOL.

Annie – Oh, your son will be off in less than 3 weeks! I'm sorry you missed the pledging ceremony (even though I don't think it would have been any less distressing if you'd been there). :hug: Be strong! Very sad news about your friend, and the daughters being so young.

At least when it's so busy at CVS it has to be a welcome distraction from some of this stuff. I don't think dating two guys is wrong if you're not serious w/ either one. You are right – these social occasions are going to keep happening and I need to deal w/ them effectively! It's good to have someone being tough on me because I'm very self-indulgent!

This weekend is the book club tonight, the breakfast tomorrow, major grocery shopping, and un-decorating. Gym on Sunday. My mother came through w/ the receipt for the pedometer I want to return, so I'll do that too. Have a great weekend everyone!

diyana
01-15-2010, 03:24 PM
Laura - I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one un-decorating this weekend. I'm glad you got the receipt so you can return your pedometer. You get red and blotchy when you work out too? I don't feel beautiful AT ALL when I work out either. In fact, last night, I noticed in the mirror just what a behemoth I am attempting to do the Zumba steps. Oh well, I'm getting a great workout and having fun. Thankfully the class isn't all skinny minis...In fact it's mostly women that are average to heavy in weight. There's a guy (the only guy) in the Zumba classes and for the past several months, he has been doing Zumba 4 nights a week for an hour at a time, and has changed his eating, and has lost about 75 lbs. He may do Zumba on the off days as well - the instructor made him a CD and showed him routines he could do at home. I just gotta keep at it, watch the portion sizes and log every Bite, Lick and Taste. BTW, I hope the next book your book club picks is something you are able to enjoy!

MELODY525
01-15-2010, 07:31 PM
ANNIE...GET THE POST AND EDIT THEIR PHONE NUMBER OUT. THERE ARE A LLOT OF SICKOS OUT THERE WHO USE NUMBERS FOR SALES ETC. I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FRIEND. MAKES ME FEEL BAD THAT I WAS BIOTCHING ALL DAY ABOUT MYSELF!! IT'S ALL RELATIVBE I GUESS. SENDING YOU MORE HUGS,.....OR WILL YOU BE GETTING LOTS OF THEM FROM BF #1 & BF #2!! :rofl: FIRST THERE ARE NONE AND NOW 2 SHOW UP. MAYBE YOU SHOULD SEE HOW MANY YOU CAN BOINK, BONG OR BANG IN 2010. WE CAN MAKE IT A LOTTERY!! :belly: I AM TRYING TO CHEER YOU UP BECAUSE OF YOUR SON. THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE LAST STRAW. WHEN YOU PRAY OVER THE WEEKEND TELL JC & THE BOYS TO FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO TEST THEIR FAITH. H E L L ,,,,,I'LL EVEN TAKE SOME OF THE BURDEN. I HAVE BROAD SHOULDERS. :hug:

MICHELLE~ HOPE YOU ZUMBA THE WEEKEND AWAY AND GET THOSE GOALS THAT I KNOW ARE IN YOUIR HEART OF HEARTS. YOU DESERVE TO REACH THEM...GD KNOWS YOU'VE BEEN DEDICATED ENOUGH...EVEN WITH THE SLIPS :cheer3: GO MICHA GO!! :cheer2:

CEEJAY...HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND TOO! HERE'S A HUG BACK TO YA :hug:

Shad
01-15-2010, 07:38 PM
Morning all,
Just lovely not having to get up at the crack of dawn this morning although I have to admit, I was awake at the same time. I just snuggled in and read for a period of time, then got up and went for my run round the lake. Yeehaa. Today I got right around the lake without stopping (1.2K) and my breathing returned to normal fairly quickly. And also wonder of wonders, my ticker is no longer lying.

It seems portion control is a problem for many of us. The CSIRO diet which I have been more or less following for ages has a great variety of food and plenty of it, but I have to admit that there are times when I get heartily sick of the green stuff and begin to rebel. Luckily there is a free list that I can get into, but again - there are times when only mashed potato will do. This diet rarely features potatos and they are about my favourite veg. Anyway, I am still logging most days and trying to sort out what was in my dinner at the canteen so I can keep up with it, however the man who owns the canteen business feels like he has to give me extras quite often. I can't turn him down all the time and I could weep at the roast spud going in the bin sometimes. And of course I feel guilt at the waste. I wasn't brought up to waste food and to eat all on my plate which is why I have some of the problems I have. And hence the importance of exercise in my life.

Today I am going out to R's place and will stay over tonight (Saturday) and I am going to pick up my nephew, his wife and niece and bring them to R's for dinner. Don't yet know whether we will eat out or phone in. R has a wonderful pizza place down the road. Yummy.

I've been shopping this morning and the fridge is full, which means I do not need to go near the shops again for a long while - another yeehaa. Got the meat, veg, fish, chicken and lunch requirements. I'm going to make a big pot of soup tomorrow which will be handy for my lunches.

Annie - I have no problem with you going out with two men but not together please. Also I think it might be kind (if it does happen that the second one asks you out) that you let both of them know the score. After all, you don't want to break anyones heart the way T did yours do you. Your life is yours to do what you want with, however you don't have to hurt them or their life. If you are not bonking either one, then as far as I am concerned, the more the merrier and good for you being able to pull two! Cougar!

Okay - better go plot the route to R's place. I can get lost really easily here. Maybe I should have set out immediately after breakfast.

MELODY525
01-15-2010, 07:48 PM
I MUST HAVE MISSED SOMETHING ABOUT WUTHERINGHEIGHTS????

LAURA~ MY XMAS TREE IS STILL UP....NOW WHERE DID I PUT THAT BIG ROLL OF SARAN WRAP??? :rofl: WE COULD ALL CHIP IN AND MAKE A MASSEUSE/TRAINER OUT OF THE BGF...DOES HE LIKE TO TRAVEL???? :lol3: :lol3: I LOVE THE LIBRARY. SAVED ME A LOT OF MONEY TOO! LOL I USED TO RETAPE A LOT OF STUFF ON THE VCR FOR THE SENIORS. THEY LOVED IT!! HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND TOO. HAVE SOME LAURA TIME IN THERE WHILE SHOPPING ETC. :hug:

MELODY525
01-15-2010, 07:52 PM
:wave: HI SHADDIE...HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AT R'S PLACE AND ENJOY THE FAMILY TOO. I REMEMBER THAT DIET YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT WHEN I READ YOUR JOURNAL MANY YEARS AGO...LOL....I SHOULD BROWSE THEIR WEBSITE AGAIN OVER THE WEEKEND AND GET MOTIVATED!! LOVEYA SIS AND TAKE CARE :hug:

EDIT: I JUST ORDERED THE BOOK WITH THE BLUE COVER ON IT FROM A LENDINGLIBRARY. I LOVE READING STUFF LIKE THAT. SO THANKS FOR THE REMINDER. ALSO....SO GLAD TO HEAR YOUR TICKER IS NO LONGER LIVING IN FEAR OF BEING DELETED FOR LYING! :rofl: :rofl:

MELODY525
01-15-2010, 08:21 PM
NOW FOR HAPPY...I AM GLAD YOU ARE GETTING ORE SLEEP DOWN THERE IN THE SWEET SHOUTH. BUT WE MISS YOU HERE POSTING. GLAD YOU'RE GETTING THE EXTRA 15 THOUGH...SOMETIMES A PERSON'S NEEDS GOTTA COME FIRST. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND FEEL FREE TO STRETCH THE 15 TO 30 OVER THE 3 DAY WEEKEND!!!:beach:

MELODY525
01-16-2010, 08:37 AM
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HAPPY SATURDAY TO ALL THE CHICKS. THERE MUST BE SOMETHING ABOUT THIS WARMER WEATHER THAT AGREES WITH ME. UP AGAIN EARLY AND ALREADY WASHED, FED AND DRESSED. EVEN THE BIRD IS EATING HIS FILL THIS MORNING. HIS POOR OLD WRINGLY EYES ARE WIDE OPEN. MAYBE IN ANTICIPATION OF AN OPEN WINDOW FOR 2 MINUTES.
THE BEST THAT CAN BE SAID OF LAST WEEK AND ESPECIALLY YESTERDAY IS THAT IT'S OVER. I DID GIVE PHONE NUMBERS TO THE LUNCH WOMAN AND SHE APOLOGIZED PROFUSELY EVERY TIME SHE SAW ME.
I WAS ALLOWED TO GIVE 3 KEYS FOR THE BLDG TO A POLITICIAN SO I DON'T GET YET ANOTHER FREEBIE JOB FOR 2 NIGHTS A WEEK AND SATURDAYS :yikes: SCREW THAT. FEELING VERY EMPOWERED SAYING "NO THANKS"! I EVEN MADE SURE I ADDED "HOW MANY MORE FREE JOBS DO THEY THINK THEY CAN UNLOAD ON ME...AFTER 22 YEARS OF VOLUNTEERING IT'S TIME TO FIND SOMEONE ELSE".
I AM SURE THE STATEMENT WILL GET BACK TO THE PERSON IT WAS INTENDED FOR. THIS GUY YESTERDAY IS A GOSSIP!! :rofl: :rofl:I HOPE I'M NOT BORING YOU WITH MY NEW FOUND FREEDOM. I HAVE NO ONE ELSE TO SHARE IT WITH :hug:
SO THIS MORNING I AM FEELING CHIPPER! :dance:
I AM SENDING PRAYERS TO HAITI....GOD HELP THOSE POOR SOULS. HOPE IT WON'T BE ANOTHER DISASTER FIASCO. SHADDIE....PICK ME UP AND WE'LL GO THERE AND STRAIGHTEN THEM RIGHT OUT. I'M PACKING ALREADY.....MAYBE I BETTER TAKE 2 CHAIRS AND MY AIR-CON!!!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.


:hb: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR RUTH!! SORRY I FORGOT THE DAY. HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY :balloons:

MELODY525
01-16-2010, 08:41 AM
WOW....THEY'RE BIG GIRLS! :lol3: :lol3:

ceejay52
01-16-2010, 10:52 AM
Mel
I feel for those people in Haiti too. That could be Happy and me at some point. We sitting on the New Madrid fault line. Glad you are feeling better this morning.

Shad
Have a good week end with R.

My ordeal yesterday turn out to be very tiring. I went to a dealership in Blytheville yesterday as they were having a big sale. I looked at and test drove a Murano, Nissan but it was a 2006 with only 38,000 miles. I was skeptical becauses of the age. It was loaded. I'm going to talk to my uncle about it today and ask his advice. I want a vehicle that will last me through the next 10 years. No car payment for when I retire. I may wait and do as planned and buy one in August.

I need to get up and finish packing for the over night trip to Paragould. Today is when my 3 uncles get together for lunch.

happy2bme
01-16-2010, 02:00 PM
Hi ladies,

Sorry I have been a lurker this week. Just alot going on.

Doctor put a soft cast on my foot and I "melted" it in the shower on Monday when my carefully plastic wrapped foot took on water. He gave me a strong anti-inflamatory which can cause heart problems if taken long term so I was afraid to take it but DH said 2 weeks is not long term and try it out. It seems to be helping. I cut the cast off my foot last night (doc said to wear it for 1 week) and :crossed: I'm feeling a bit better. Today will be the test as I walk around alot cleaning and such. I was very sad as Mr. Feral disappeared in the midst of our frigid snap last week and I had not seen him for over a week - we both thought he had died in the cold but bum that he is, showed up nonchalantly a couple of days ago. I guess he will let no moss grow under his belly! :lol: I'm just glad he didn't die. My weight is down almost 2 pounds today. I seem to weight the best on Saturday -maybe make that my weigh in day. I have debated about rejoining the gym - Michelle has peaked my interest in Zumba although right now I can't do it until my foot is pain free. And work has been very very busy. So that's been my week. Have missed you chicks.

Ceejay - I try not to let the big earthquake scare me, but it does. I guess that's good because I think about being prepared. The people here would be sitting ducks waiting for someone to rescue them. :rolleyes: I know what you mean about having a payment free car. Mine is a 2002 and DH a 2003 and we plan on keeping them for quite a while until maintenance costs get too pricey. It's nice not having car payments in the budget especially because new cars are SO expensive! Hope you can find something that works for you. You can do some research on which makes and models are reliable and a low cost to own.

Happy belated birthday Ruth - hope it was fun :hb:

Mel - good on yah for unloading some of the responsibilities! :cp: It IS empowering to say no for a change. The weather here has changed for the better (60 degrees yesterday) and the birdies are singing their spring songs looking for love. The better weather does a body and spirit good. Go soak up some sun girlfriend!

Shad - can you make a meal of the spud? They say a roasted potato of itself is not bad - like pasta - it's the topping that are caloric nightmares. We have done a roast potato with grilled chicken and a salsa type "sauce" for a decent amount of cals. Or even a turkey chili topper - just be careful of the cheese. A good run and a refrigerator full of healthy stuff - life is good at Shad's house. Congrats that you have caught up with the ticker. Have a good visit with R and company - sounds like you need some R&R for a change.

Michelle - I have learned to avoid looking in those big full length mirrors during a gym class :lol: It's nice to find someone inspirational like the guy in your class - it gives hope that sticking with something can show results. Hope you get all your decorations picked up and have some time left over for relaxing. I'm always far more enthusiastic about decorating than taking the stuff down and putting it away :rofl: Will you be watching the superbowl?

Laura - I miss the libraries up north - a much wider selection of books, magazines, movies, etc. We are going to see Avatar tomorrow - have you seen it yet? When I was in a book club, we had a discussion and agreed to limit the host foods to something simple and no calorie bombs - whole wheat crackers, fruits (mostly grapes) or salsa / bruchetta dips. Made for less of a fuss and less temptations. Our soups in the cafeteria used to be terrible too - the manager is a pastry chef by trade - her cobblers are fabulous but general cooking seems to leave something to be desired. She switched to buying pre-packaged soup from Au Bon Pain - much better. And several of their soups like low sodium Chicken Noodle and Garden Vegetable are low cal / low points. Of course there is always Baked Stuffed Potato to tempt you too. A guess a good incentive to make and take your own stuff.

Annie - such tugging on your heart from so many things lately :hug: I guess baby boy has gone and done it - I hope and pray he will be safe. From a job/career point of view, it's probably a very good move for him and I hope he will do well. Glad to hear Mom is holding her own lately. No problem with dating 2 guys as long as you are up front with them that it is casual dating. If Mike seems to be getting more serious than you would like then it's time to have "the talk" before he lets his hopes get up and his heart broken. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Vicki - how very, very sad - especially for those young girls to lose their momma when we know how much a good mom will influence us all our lives. :cry:

Hello Patty :wave:

I've sat at the computer too long and we are well into the afternoon so I'd better get something done here. Have a good weekend everybody.

happy2bme
01-16-2010, 02:01 PM
WOW....THEY'RE BIG GIRLS! :lol3: :lol3:

Big, but still SKINNY Mel :lol3:

diyana
01-16-2010, 02:25 PM
Happy Saturday everyone -

I did a new Wii fitness game last night (Jenny McCarthy's Your Shape). It's really good! And today, I went to a Step class at the gym that incorporated weight training. I'm definitely feeling the workout. I still have to do my daily crunches, but I'll do that while watching all the wonderful football games!! Tonight, I think I'll fix spaghetti for dinner with a big salad.

It was so lovely outside this morning. The fog we had overnight froze to a beautiful frost covered scene. All the trees glinted and glimmered with the frost. And the best part is the roads were fine and I didn't have to scrape my windshield when I left for the gym!!

Mel - So glad you're feeling so chipper this morning!! No Zumba last night or today, and I may miss Monday's class due to a meeting with a website client. But I'm gonna keep moving...I gotta burn this flab off. Thanks for the cheers!! I really appreciate all the support and encouragement I get from you and the rest of the chicks! Good for you for speaking up and saying "No Thanks"! :cheer2: The Haiti disaster is so awful. Earthquakes can be so devastating, especially when the buildings and infrastructure is not built to withstand one.

Shad - You went for a 1.2 K run? That's awesome! I know I couldn't do that without stopping. YGG!! Yes, portion control is a problem for me...that and weekend snacking. Good for you for continuing to log your food...I know it's hard when you don't know what all is in a particular recipe. I think most of us were brought up to clean our plates. Have a wonderful time at R's place and with your family! What IS the book with the blue cover? Now you have me curious.

Ceejay - Car shopping is such a hassle. I hope I don't have to do that for a LONG time. Have a safe and fun trip to Paragould.

Annie - I hope you're getting a chance to spend time with Momma and with your son this weekend. Hang in there, sista. Sending you lots of hugs.

Happy - Congrats on the 2 pound weight loss! That's awesome!!! I'm glad the anti-inflammatory is helping, and that you're doing okay without a cast. When you finally do sit down for today, you might want to elevate your foot and put ice on it. That will help the pain and swelling. So good to hear that Mr. Feral is doing okay. Zumba is fun...but definitely WAIT until your foot is better. It might be better to start off with something non-impact like swimming, biking or elliptical...but definitely check with your doctor FIRST! You've already got signs of spring? I'm so jealous! I will be watching the super bowl, but not this weekend. Still the playoffs, and the best part is there are 2 games today AND 2 tomorrow! :Woohoo: I've gotta get my football fix in...just a few more weeks left.

Well, time to get to the undecorating!

I'm wishing all of us a fun, relaxing weekend!!

Lots of love and hugs,

MELODY525
01-16-2010, 06:44 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Total-Wellbeing-Diet-Manny-Noakes/dp/0451219228/ref=pd_sim_b_1

MICHELLE..... HERE IS THE LINK FOR THE BOOK THAT I ORDERED FROM THE LENDING LIBRARY. I COULDN'T THINK OF THE NAME SO I CALLED IT THE "BLUE COVERED BOOK". :rofl: SORRY IF I MISLED YOU. ROFLMAO IS JENNY MC CARTHY FROM B.HILLS 90210?? the name is familiar. i should look that up later...not that i can use the dvd but just being nosy!! (OOPS LOST MY CAPS) SPAGHETTI AND A SALAD...I'LL BRING THE GARLIC BREAD...DIET OF COURSE :lol3: SAVE ME THE LEFTOVERS. JEN USED TO MAKE SPAGHETTI SANDWICHES WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG. SHE ALW32AYS WAS A STRANGE CHILD! HAPPY EXERCISNING NEXT WEEK.


HAPPY.....I DON'T KNOW WHETHER TO LAUGH OR CRY ABOUT THE WET CAST. THIS COULD ONLY HAPPEN TO YOU. BETTER NOT OVER DO IT THIS WEEKEND OR YOU'LL BE SORRY COME TUESDAY AND LIMPING TO WORK!!! HOPE THE PILS DO THEIR MAGIC. STAYING OF IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAL THAT TENDON!! :rollpin: I LOVED THE "SKINNY GIRLS TOO"> :dance:


CEEJAY.....HOPE THE WEEKEND WILL BE A GREAT ONE. I CAN JUST SEE THE UNCLES DECIDING WHICH CAR YOU SHOULD BUY. THEY MUST LOVE DISCUSSIONS LIKE THIS...MAKES THEM FEEL USEFULL!!! HNOPE WHATEVER YOU PICK OUT (NOW OR LATER) THAT IT'S A GREAT RIDE :drive:

SHAD.....TILL MICHELLE MENTIONED IT...I MISSED THE PART OF YOUR POST THAT SAID 1.2 K RUN. WAY TO GO. DID IT FEEL GOOD WITH THE WIND IN YOUR HAIR??? HOPE YOU ARE STILL ENJOYING ALL THE FRIENDS, FAMILY AND FUN :beach:


:sunny: IT GOT SO HOT IN HERE I HAD TO TURN DOWN ALL THE RADIATORS!! WE WERE SWEATING IN HERE! I EVEN HAD A WONDOW OPENED IN THE BEDROOM FOR AWHILE. CLEARED OUT THE COBWEBS IN MY HEAD TOO. TONITE I MADE TILAPIA IN PANKO CRUMBS OR WHATEVER THEY CALL THEM. THEY WERE FROZEN FROM TRADER JOE'S....YUM!! I NEED TO CHECK OUT CALORIES TOMORROW AND SALT CONTENT ON SOME OF THEIR FOOD THAT I LIKE THE BEST. THEN DRAW UP A NEW LIST FOR FEBRUARY. GOD SAVE ME....JEN WILL BE 42!!! I FEEL POSITIVELY ANCIENT JUST TYPING THAT!!!
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HAVE A GREAT NIGHT CHICKIES!

happy2bme
01-16-2010, 07:54 PM
Mel - she's you're thinking Jenny GARTH from 90210, she's talking Jenny McCarthy - girlfriend to Jim Carrey - plays a blonde ditz. She's really quite funny. Was a spokesperson for WW I believe.

Shad
01-16-2010, 08:34 PM
Morning all,
Well afternoon really.

Mel the books I have are the CSIRO Total Wellbeing diet 1 and 2. The blue cover is a new one. I like it because the meals are normal, but........... it does use a lot of meat for protein and the size of the meals are big. I've cut back on the protein portion and find it suits me just fine. If I exercising heavily and regularly the full portion is good, but if I am not, it is far too much. Some of the recipes are really nice. So good luck with it. Just remember it is written for the AVERAGE AUSTRALIAN PERSON so for those who are sedentary or those who are small in stature, you may have to adapt somewhat. But the veg are good. Basically it is wholefoods and a balance of high protein, low cartbs, low fat.

Running out of cash here at the IP level. Better go do something else until I figure out something else I need to say.

MELODY525
01-17-2010, 08:14 AM
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:cofdate: THE COFFEE & TEA ARE ON THE COUNTER. LET'S ALL SIT DOWN AND HAVE A CUPPA AND A RELAXING CHAT. WISHING YOU ALL A GREAT DAY.
MINE WILL BE FILLED WITH SILENCE!!!! HOPEFULLY. SO FAR THE WEEKEND IS GOING VERY WELL. :dance:

SHAD~ I HAD TO CUT MY PORTIONS LAST YEAR. JUST CANNOT FIT "NORMAL" PORTIONS IN THERE ANYMORE. LUCKY IF I CAN EAT 2 OZ OF MEAT AT ONE SITTING:faint: JUST WANTED TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT YOU WERE DOING. HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

MELODY525
01-17-2010, 08:25 AM
MICHELLE....NEVER MIND JENNY MC CARTHY...I FOUND HER .....SHE'S THE ONE THAT WENT FROM PLAYBOY MAGAZINE TO DIRTY MOVIE TO SANTA BABY...SOME CAREER HUH? :belly: MAYBE I BETTER BUY THAT DVD....I COULD CERTAINLY USE THAT FIGURE SHE'S GOT!!!

diyana
01-17-2010, 09:48 AM
Happy Sunday ladies -

Yesterday just went too fast for me. We have another day of the beautiful frost covering...hopefully DH or I can take a quick drive somewhere to take a picture of it. I still have the undecorating to do, but that's first on the list as soon as I log off from here. My back is pretty sore today...probably from yesterday's workout...so I think I'll do the easier cardio options on the Wii Fit, maybe even while watching football. I did really good on my points yesterday, despite some afternoon pretzels.

Mel - Thanks for the link for the book. It looks good. I'll see if my library has it. I loved the Maxine cartoon. Happy Birthday to Jen!! Jenny McCarthy was a playboy bunny and porn star? Wow! I did not know that.

Happy - Mel is right. Rest and time are the only way to heal tendonitis. Thanks for the info on Jenny McCarthy. The Wii game is good.

Shad - Thanks for the info on the CSIRO book.

Annie - How did the date go? I thought of you while we were watching the Colts beat the pants off the Ravens!


I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend! I'm off to get some stuff done before more wonderful football!

Go Cowboys (it is so hard for a Packer fan to say that, but at least their QB is from Wisconsin)!! and Go Chargers!!

Love and hugs,

ceejay52
01-17-2010, 07:13 PM
I've had a good trip to Paragould and am back home. One of my cousins was there also. Her mom is having sleep study done this week.

Happy
That's very good advice concerning a new vechile. That's what I had in mind to do. My nephew had a Toyota and it had 150,000 miles on it. He said he had done very little maintenace on it. Congrats on those 2 pounds lost.

Michelle
Good for you in getting to the gym

Mel
Enjoy your day. I'm proud of you in giving the keys to the politician. The weather has been nice in Arkansas also. It rain during the night. I'm so ready for Spring.

Annie
Did you have any dates lined up for this week end? Should have read how was your date this week end.

Shad, Patty, and Nae hope your week end went well. Another work day tomorrow for me. .

Laura705
01-17-2010, 07:44 PM
Hi everyone! Happy Sunday!

Shad - Hope you had a nice weekend. Good you got in a nice workout and stocked up on the good stuff. Now my curiosity has been raised about CSIRO so I'll check it out on my library's site. I'm not usually one for self-help books, including diet books, but if it can help me be mindful of my eating, it certainly can't hurt to check them out.

Ceejay - ugh, car shopping. Definitely a good idea Happy has to research the reliability and maintenance costs of your planned car purchase. Hope your trip to P. went well.

Happy - Sounds like that cast was a real PITA. I hope your cast-less foot feels better today! Glad your feral kitty is alive and apparently well. Congrats on your weight loss! Hope this coming workweek isn't as busy as last week!

Michelle - You sound like you're in football heaven! Bf and I watched some of the Saints vs. Ravens game. Heard the Dallas game today was a real blowout! I guess I don't expect such uneven games in the playoffs, but there are so many factors at work that it happens. I'm not particularly interested in football, but once I start watching it, I can get into it and enjoy it.

Mel - Good for you for speaking up for yourself. LOL, making sure the right person heard your message and will deliver it to the ultimate recipient!! Mmmm, tilapia! Mel, Wuthering Heights was my book for book club on Friday. You mean you missed all my posts whining about how much I WASN'T enjoying it!? :D

Hellos to Annie, Patty & Nae! :wave:

Book club Friday was fine, and I wasn't the only one who found the book to be a chore and /or didn't like the characters! Not sure what our next book will be, but we want one that isn't very long and one that's not depressing and sad. I brought snacks from Trader Joe's that had a British theme - English Toffee and hard cider. Both were yummy. I had a bit of many of the snacks, including some salad. Not sure how it all came out caloriewise.

Yesterday was breakfast out w/ a former co-worker. I took home about half of my meal, so my portion was reasonable. Bf and I then undecorated everything (except for a few strings of outdoor lights that are still encased in ice), so we're glad that's done. The best part is that when we were taking down the tree (pre-lit), we wanted to mark the string of lights that didn't light this year (we were in a hurry when putting it up, so all we did was fill that section in w/ an extra string). Bf was following the unlighted string back to the plug, and found that the string had been unplugged all along! When he plugged it in to test it, it worked fine! Yay! :cp:

Today I did my cardio at the gym (20 min. elliptical, 10 min. treadmill) and did a few sets each on the ab and back machines. I'm thinking I might try the advanced step class which happens around the same time I get to the gym on Sundays. Other physical activity this weekend was two dogwalks - and cramming the Christmas tree sections through the attic access opening! After the gym I bought milk and returned some library materials.

Bf and I returned my pedometer, and then bought some Torani syrup at World Market for our homemade soda. We ate lunch, and then stopped at the supermarket. I didn't feel like shopping by then, so we only picked up a few things. Bf will do the rest of the shopping during the week. I will make sure I have a list for him!

My contact lenses are feeling uncomfortable, so I'm going to take them off now.

Cheers!

Laura705
01-17-2010, 07:46 PM
Ceejay, you snuck in on me! Glad to hear the trip to Paragould went well. It would feel weird having someone (a stranger) monitor your sleep!

MELODY525
01-18-2010, 08:11 AM
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:gift: HAPPY MARTIN LUTHER KING'S DAY :hb:
I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE A HAPPY MELODY ANN QUEEN'S DAY :queen: I WOULD WAVE TO THE MASSES AS I DROVE BY :scooter: :rofl: :rofl:
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IS NEW TO REPORT OVER HERE. THINGS ARE QUIET AND LIFE IS GOOD. I GIVE ALL THE CREDIT TO MOTHER NATURE. SHE HAS DECIDED IT WILL BE RAINY AND FOGGY FOR A WEEK AND SO FAR SO GOOD:rain: MUCH BETTER THAN FEET OF SNOW.
OH POOP,,,,McAFEE HAS BEGUN A MUCH NEEDED SCAN
GOTTA GO BEFORE I LOSE ALL THIS. TTFN.
HAPPY MONDAY :moped:

diyana
01-18-2010, 08:55 AM
It's back to work Monday...*sigh*

I could've used another day off this weekend. DH has today off for MLK day. The weekend was a nice mix of getting stuff done around the house, working out, and watching football - even if the teams I was cheering for lost, darn it. DH and I ran errands yesterday, and my back was really bothering me, but I felt better later, so I still did my 1/2 hour of cardio.

Tonight, I have a meeting with a website client after work. If I get done in time, I'll head straight to the gym for a Zumba class. And if I don't, then I'll go home and do Wii Fit.

Ceejay - I'm glad you had a nice trip to Paragould. I had a sleep study done a few years ago, and was diagnosed with sleep apnea, so I sleep with a mask on. I use it every night, and have slept SO much better than I used to. I'm hoping that with some substantial weight loss, my sleep apnea will improve.

Laura - I was definitely in football heaven over the weekend, even though the teams I was cheering for lost. Because of this track record, my friends even told me I should root for the Vikings next week...so that the Saints will win. But I just can't root for the Vikings without becoming physically ill. :lol3: Glad you had a nice weekend with your book club and former co-worker. Glad to hear you have an extra set of lights that works! That's always a nice surprise. We didn't "undecorate" outdoors because everything is pretty much frozen in place. But we did get the indoor stuff down - now we just have to get the boxes back downstairs. Good for you on getting to the gym yesterday!! I wish my gym had classes on Sundays.

Mel - I definitely think that with all you do, you should definitely have your own day!! So glad that you had a quiet weekend.

Happy - I hope your foot is doing better today. Take it easy there, girlfriend and let it heal.

Patty - So sorry about the Cowboys! I was SO hoping they would win!!

Annie - Can't wait to hear about your date!

Shad - I hope work is going well for you!

Well, I've gotta go. Lots to do!

Here's to a great OP day for all of us!

Love and hugs,

annie175
01-18-2010, 09:31 AM
Good Monday Morning..........

New about the date as several have asked.....we had a great time, his friends are so hilarious, not to mention the COLTS won, even if Chelle is not rooting for them, altho she can now since her teams lost. He walked me into the house and kissed me goodnight. I mean a real kiss, I am still not feeling it. I don't know what the block is, dang. He said he had been waiting all ngith to do that. YIKES. I walked him to the front door, he turned around and kissed me again. (He opens his mouth to wide). He had that look about him like he wanted to stay, but I was having no part of that. I then said, ok you gotta get going and he went. I am having the "talk" with him at the next opportunity about we can date, and see what happens but for now, I am not feeling it. Does that sound ok, or do any of you have suggestions? (I am sure you do lol)

I work at CVS tonight so I know I won't have the chat tonight with him, we are too busy for me to even take my 15 minute break. Lord knows he will show up.

Vicki Update: Vicki declined rapidly over the weekend. . .


Vicki is home with her family and under the care of hospice. Her pain has increased, and she is receiving morphine and other palliative care. She was surrounded by family and friends all weekend, but at this point, it would be better to send notes and cards rather than visit. The best thing we can do right now for Vicki and her family is continue to pray that they can cope during this very difficult time. She is a hospital bed in the center of the house so she can be attended by Greg and her mom, the girls and other close family

Laura...good for you on exercising. Sounds like you didn't do too awful bad at your get togethers. Good for you.

Happy...Congrats on the 2 lbs down. WTG! I LOVE BBQ sauce on my baked spuds. It is so good and not real bad on cals.

Shad...thanks for the advice on Mike. Kinda my same thinking. I will have to google CSIRO diet as I have not heard of it.

MEL...great cartoon. I think maybe I have actually been there. lol. Thanks for all your support in my dramatic life. I need all the help I can get. You can beeaaaach all you want about things in your life. Makes us greatful for the small stuff in our own life. Hugs

Chelle......Sounds as tho you are getting your exercising in, makes me proud of you. Eating OP all weekend, that too is good especially with all the football games going on. I KNOW you are now rooting for the COLTS. I love Jeff Saturday of the Colts. All Ya'll should google him and check out his eyes. YUM!

Ceejay...my date update is up in the first paragraph. Hope all is going well with you on this fine Monday morning.

Hey to everyone.

Best get busy,

Love and hugs.

diyana
01-18-2010, 09:59 AM
Annie - Just to clarify....I WAS rooting for the Colts on Saturday, and I will be again this weekend, for two reasons...one, I really like Peyton Manning and Jeff Saturday and two, if, Heaven forbid, the Vikings beat the Saints...the Colts are the only AFC team left that can beat the Vikings. I'm glad you had a fun date. I definitely think you should have the talk with him, though I don't have any suggestions right now as to how you should phrase it. I'm so very sorry to hear about your friend. She and her family are in my prayers. Hang in there, my sista. :hug:

MELODY525
01-18-2010, 10:42 AM
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THE PC SCAN AND UPDATES HAVE FINALLY ENDED. :faint: GOTTA LOVE DIAL-UP. WE ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN SEEING SOME SUN ON AND OFF. I OPENED THE BEDROOM WINDOW A BIT TOO. THE ONLY THING I'VE DONE SO FAR WAS WASH & DRY MY HAIR :rofl: LAZY MEL :beach:
ON TO THE PERSONALS..........

ANNIE~ I AM GLAD TO HEAR VICKI IS HOME. MANY SENIORS LIKED BEING HOME BETTER AND FELT MORE "COMFORTED" WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY AROUND. SENDING PRAYERS THEIR WAY. SORRY THE DATE WENT WRONG AT THE END....MY BEST ADVICE IS NIP IT IN THE BUD AND MAKE SURE YOU GIVE HIM NO CHANCE FOR THINKING LATER ON IT COULD WORK OUT. IF YOU DON'T FEEL ANYTHING HOW CAN YOU FORCE YOURSELF? OF COURSE YOU KNEW ALL ALONG I CANNOT RESIST GIVING ADVICE :lol3: :lol3: I HAD A GUY...GOD HE LOVED THE CRAP OUT OF ME BUT I HAD NO FEELINGS AT ALL...NOT A GOOD KISSER EITHER.....YUCK.....AND I FELT NOT EVEN A TWINGE. BECAUSE I DIDN'T TELL HIM GOODBYE THE RIGHT WAY...HE HAUNTED ME FOR FRIGGING YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT WAS AWFUL. AND MY STEP MOM SAID IT SERVED ME RIGHT :rofl: :rofl: GOOD LUCK!


CEEJAY~ I AM SO READY FOR SPRING ALSO. GETTING TOO OLD FOR THESE WINTER MONTHS :flow1: HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT TRIP. WELCOME BACK. MAKE ANY DECISIONS ABOUT A NEW CAR OR ARE YOU GOING TO WAIT?:moped:


MICHELLLE~ SO NOW ARE WE ROOTING FOR TEAMS THAT HAVE THE HOTTEST PLAYERS?? MAYBE I SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS. LATELY THE SENIORS HAVEN'T TRIED TO BURN THE BUILDING DOWN AND I DON'T SEE THE FIREMEN ANYMORE :flame: THIS COULD GIVE ME A WHOLE NEW MEANING TO THE WORD "SPORTS". :belly: SO SORRY YOU HAD TO WORK TODAY....GOOD LUCK WITH THE CLIENT :crossed:



LAURA~ KIND OF A DEEP BOOK WITHERINGHEIGHTS. TRIED TO BEGIN IT ONCE AND COULDN'T GET PAST THE FIRST FEW PAGES :faint: HOPE THE NEXT ONE IS AN EASY READ...LIKE CURIOUS GEORGE :rofl: GOOD EXERCISING THIS WEEKEND! WOW!! SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA GIVING THE BF A LIST FOR THE STORE :rofl: I HATE TO THINK WHAT A MAN ALONE IN A SUPERMARKET COULD BRING HOME!! :faint:

annie175
01-18-2010, 10:54 AM
Mellie...I knew you would come through with advise...lol...Always count on Mellie....It's a shame I don't have the feelings for him cause he is a really nice guy, as far as I can tell.

Chelle...tell me how you really feel about the Vickings. LOL. I am not a V fan either. I wished Dallas would of won also. My DS is a Cowboys fan and Cowboys have sucked far too long.

annie175
01-18-2010, 10:55 AM
Mellie...advice not advise.

annie175
01-18-2010, 10:55 AM
BTW only 61 days till spring...Whew whooooooooooo!!

diyana
01-18-2010, 11:15 AM
Annie - I dated a wonderful guy before I met DH. He was kind, a complete gentleman, and treated me like a princess/queen. He was rich and a decent kisser. But there wasn't anything there. Not even a little spark. And I didn't nip it in the bud. I kept thinking that I would one day feel something for him, and when I didn't, I ended up hurting him really badly. And he was way too great a guy to be treated like that. Shame on me. It may be 61 days 'till the calendar says it's spring, but I know that up here we have probably 4 more months of winter. :(

Laura705
01-18-2010, 11:22 AM
Mel – Love the graphics – keep' em coming! Glad all is quiet out east. Bf's idea of grocery shopping is getting all the makings for a good Italian sub sandwich from the deli. :lol:

Annie – Sounds like a nice time on your date, but too bad the guy doesn't turn you on! I'm not sure how you say it – it's got to hurt no matter what words you use. So very sad to hear about your friend, but it's good she's at home surrounded by loved ones.

Michelle – Sorry the teams you were rooting for lost. Good job w/ all the exercise.

Hellos to Ceejay, Happy & Shad!

I don't know what happened, but later Sunday night my knee started hurting in a spot I've not had trouble with before. It's still sore today, but not as bad. I had bf drop me at the train this morning and will have him pick me up tonight. Hopefully sitting on my butt all day at work will help it.

No plans for tonight. I'll probably do some laundry and exercise at home. I'll spend some time online shopping for my new pedometer. (Minor rant: Even though I had the receipt for the other pedometer from my mother (a gift from her), the sporting goods store where I returned it wouldn't give me cash. Since it was a gift, I thought they would. Nope. It was either a store credit or a credit on my credit card. Whatever. It's not a store I'd go back to, so you know I didn't take a store credit!)

Have a good Monday/Tuesday all!

Laura705
01-18-2010, 11:25 AM
Even if it's not spring yet, the beginning of Daylight Savings Time always perks me up. Only 55 more days until DST begins!

MELODY525
01-18-2010, 12:50 PM
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diyana
01-18-2010, 01:14 PM
Laura - I hope your knee feels better. You may want to ice it and elevate it when you get home.

annie175
01-18-2010, 02:01 PM
Beautiful Spring Flowers Miss Mellie....

Laura...CVS only gives in store credits when you don't have a receipt, otherwise you get your money back in whatever form it was purchased.

MELODY525
01-18-2010, 03:38 PM
:lol: LAURA I AM STILL LAUGHING AT THE BF AND HIS IDEA OF GOOD EATING. RICHIE'S IDEA IS TO COME HOME FROM THE SPANISH BAKERY WHERE THEY FRY EVERYTHING IN SIGHT, BUY FATTY PORK, OR GET SOME LITTLE CAKES DRIPPING WITH SUGARY SYRUP!! IF IT'S NOT FULL OR CHOLESTEROL OR SUGAR...HE DOESN'T GET IT :faint: HOPE YOUR KNEE FEELS BETTER. ALEVE AND COLD COMPRESSES. :hug: BUT I AM SURE THE BF CAN GET CREATIVE AND HELP YOU KEEP YOUR LEGS UP IN THE AIR!! :rof: :rofl: BAD MELLIE...I KNOW.


NOW I HAVE A QUESTION.... ARE THE VIKINGS GOOD LOOKING?? I WANT TO MAKE SURE I GET EXCITED ABOUT THE RIGHT TEAM....DON'T WANT TO BE WASTING MY TIME ON A BUNCH OF UGLY MEN! :belly:

:sunny: I ACTUALLY WENT AROUND THE PROPERTY FOR A FEW MINUTES JUST TO PRETEND IT WAS SPRING. I CAN FEEL IT'S NOT TIME TO PUT THE WINTER CLOTHES AWAY JUST YET :brr: I'M WATCHING "YOU'VE GOT MAIL"...I LOVE THIS MOVIE..."SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE" IS COMING ON NEXT.....ANOTHER KEEPER....A GREAT DAY FOR TV MOVIES.:dance:

Shad
01-19-2010, 02:20 AM
How do you tell whether they are good looking or not with all that heavy gear that they wear and the helmuts. I presume it is so they can't be recognised when they are not in uniform! :rofl: Our blokes only wear the shorts, jocks, jerseys and boots. Not much in the way of protective gear for that lot.

Gotta go. Can't get onto the web at work, and this IP is really expensive and slow. I'm thinking of getting a roving internet thingy so I don't have to put up with this anymore.

annie175
01-19-2010, 07:59 AM
Mornin' All....

Not so good news last night....

Our dear Vicki died last night just before midnight. She was surrounded by Greg, Chelsea and Jillian and her mom and dad and her sister Sherry. Her loss is almost unbelievable. Vicki was always such a vibrant, sparkling person. She brought joy to the many lives she touched at home, at work, in her church and in the many many community and charitible organizations for which she worked.

We hope and pray Vicki has gone to a better place and her suffering is ended. Her incredible will enabled her to live her life to the fullest during the 3 years she has fought the disease.

Vicki lived for others - but especially for her family. Remember Greg, Chelsea and Jillian in your thoughts and prayers. Her mother, Alberta and her father Eugene were able to be with her throughout. Remember them and her sister Sherry.

She has to be in a much better place than this crazy world. God Bless her.

Not much going on around me today. Worked at CVS last night which was boring and hardly any business. Sure is slowing down since Christmas. Actually went home 30 minutes early.

Hey to Shaddie and Mellie...good morning, night or day. and Mellie...if they are football players, they are usually good looking. At least they have a rockin' body. Google Jeff Saturday...he has dreamy eyes....

Catch you all later.

Love and hugs,

happy2bme
01-19-2010, 08:06 AM
Good morning ladies,

Been dealing with a tummy bug the last few days and I have to leave for work soon so quick check in for me.

Geez Shad - sure doesn't sound like much to protect those blokes from 2000 degree fires :yikes:

Mel - don't go talking about the Vikings around Michelle - it makes her face red :lol: Love your graphics!

Laura - do as they say and rest that knee - find some other kind of exercise for a bit - crunches or Pilates but rest that leg!

Michelle - glad you had a good time watching football. I would think Sunday gym classes would be popular too.

Annie - sounds like Mike wants more out of this than you will ever feel so maybe best to just say goodbye before it gets too hard. As Michelle said - sometimes things just don't click and that's how life goes. :dunno: Wish I knew where to tell you when to find the perfect guy but I stopped looking in 1972 so I'm a bit out of practice :lol:

:wave: Hi Ceejay, Nae. I've gotta get running here. Happy Tuesday chicks.

happy2bme
01-19-2010, 08:08 AM
Annie - very sorry to hear about Vicki, may she rest in peace and comfort :hug:

diyana
01-19-2010, 08:55 AM
Good morning my friends,

Annie - I am so sorry to hear about Vicki. She is in a better place free of the pain and illness, and she was surrounded by those she loves. Hugs and prayers to her family and her friends, including you my sister. :hug: :hug:

Mel - The VIKINGS are NOT good looking!!! :nono: I used to think the QB was a cutie when he wore Green and Gold, but now that he wears purple and is a primadonna, he's ugly as sin! Jeff Saturday of the Indy Colts does have dreamy eyes and his teammate Peyton Manning has an adorable personality and is not bad looking. And Annie's right, most of them have bodies that can make ya' :drool:

Shad - Yes, I know, American Football with all the pads and protection is not as tough as soccer, rugby or Aussie rules football. Hope you can find a good, reasonably priced Internet solution.

Happy - I hope your tummy feels better soon. :hug:

Laura - How is your knee doing? Take care of yourself and don't overdo. As Happy suggested, find other exercises you can do. :hug:


My left calf was SO sore this morning, and I don't know why. Walking has helped a bit. I hope it calms down completely before Zumba class tonight. I sit near the stairwell, so I'll probably take some breaks throughout the day and do some calf stretches on the stairs. I'm really finding that, as much as I dislike journaling and counting my points, it really is helping me make better decisions and stay within my points by choosing the most filling foods that are low in points. Of course, it also helps to not be entertaining out of town guests.

I've got lots of work to get done today, and thankfully, no meetings scheduled so far.

TTYL chickies!

Lots of love and hugs,

MELODY525
01-19-2010, 08:57 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS. I AM DONE FOR THE DAY ALREADY. MADE ONE CALL AND THEN WENT DOWN WITH THE WEEKEND REPORT. WOULD YOU BELIEVE A MAINT MAN LEFT AN 86 YR OLD WOMAN WITH SEVERE ASTHMA ON SATURDAY WITH A BUCKET AND TOLD HER HE'D COME BACK TUESDAY AND FIX THE TOILET FLUSHING PROBLEM! :faint: I'LL PROBABLY HAVE LARYNGITIS BY NIGHTFALL. :rofl: SHAD PROBABLY HEARD ME OVER IN OZ!
BUT ALL IS WELL ON THE HOME FRONT. GOING TO EAT BREAKFAST AS SOON AS I POST. YELLING GAVE ME AN APPETITE. HAVE A GREAT DAY. :moped:


SHAD~ WE'RE NOT SUCH A TOUGH LOT AS YOU AUSSIES. WE NEED THE PROTECTION WITH ALL THE PADDING. WE'RE A SISSY LOT! :rofl: :rofl: YOU CAN TELL BY THE EYES WHETHER HE'S CUTE OR NOT :lol3: :lol3:


ANNIE~ I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT VICKI BUT SHE IS WITH THE ANGELS NOW. SENDING GOOD THOUGHS TO YOU AND HER FAMILY. :hug:


HAPPYGETTING AN EARLY START? HAVE A GOOD ONE. HOPE THE FOOT FEELS OK AT WORK :hug:

MELODY525
01-19-2010, 09:00 AM
YIKES!! :yikes: MICHELLE SNUCK IN ON ME. HOPE THE CALF FEELS OK LATER AT WORK. HAVE A GREAT DAY. I'LL HAVE TO ASK JEN WHO SHE THINKS IS THE CUTEST.....BUT OF COURSE NOT IN FRONT OF RICHIE!!! HE'll NEVER LET HER WATCH IT AGAIN!! :rofl: :rofl:

diyana
01-19-2010, 10:04 AM
Mel - I hope the rest of your day gets better so you don't have to yell at anyone! :tantrum:

Laura705
01-19-2010, 12:20 PM
Mel - Hope you don't get laryngitis, but that guy deserved it!

Michelle - Hope your calf feels better so you can Zumba tonight! My knee is feeling a bit better today. I took it easy last night and had bf drive me to the train station again this morning. Keep up the logging!!

Annie - So sorry to hear about the passing of Vicki. My prayers go out for her family. Time sure drags when work is slow.

Shad - Hope you can find a more economical source of internet - we miss your posts!!

Happy - Hope your tummy bug goes away soon!

Hi Ceejay!

Not much to report. Took it easy last night. Watched some tv and tried my hand at a couple more crochet stitches. I may be ready for an actual project soon. Tonight is the movies and we're finally seeing "It's Complicated". Looking forward to it.

Cheers!

diyana
01-19-2010, 01:26 PM
Laura - Have a great time at the movies, and please let us know what you think. It's Complicated is a movie I really want to see. Glad to hear your knee is feeling better. Good for you for taking it easy.

happy2bme
01-19-2010, 01:36 PM
Oh boy and I embarrassed - was reading fast and thought Shad was commenting on FIREMEN not footy players and their gear. :o No wonder she talked about a jock :rofl: That's what I get for trying to speed read. And I do need glasses. But they again, regarding the lack of much of a uniform - didn't you say the Aussie guys are fond of showing off their bods?

Good Lord Mel - I can't believe that dummy. The oldster should have given him a big bang on the head with that bucket. :rollpin: But that's how contractors are - any excuse to leave and not finish the job. I would not have wanted to be around when you got to yellin'. I hope they know how lucky they are to have you - and I suspect they do.

Laura - I heard It's Complicated is a good movie - hope you enjoy it. We saw Avatar on Sunday. 160 minutes long but it was great and does hold your attention. 20 bucks for movie tickets (and it was a MATINEE show) 9 dollars for 2 bottles of water and 4 bucks for a pretzel. I don't know how kids can take each other on dates. Guess Mom gives 'em the VISA card when they go out.

Michelle - be gentle with that calf - don't want to go ripping anything. I would probably give it an ace bandage wrap for support if you're going to go Zumba'ing later. I am trying to buy some Zumba CDs from Ebay but they are quite pricy. I nixed the idea of rejoining the gym at this point too tho they do have Zumba classes. I didn't realize it's a Latin beat. Maybe I can take Zumba and refresh my Spanish language skills (tho it's very kind to call them skills). :) It's just that you sound like you have so much fun that it's very motivating!

I did not get to the store this weekend nor did I make up a shopping list for DH. Consequently I got lunch in the cafeteria. Ick yuk, they had some mushroom stroganoff which was mushrooms in a clear sauce, the steamed greenbeans were soggy and the fountain Coke is mostly seltzer water and no syrup so no taste. I ate the mushrooms, picked at the green beans and tossed most of it out. I did get a small bowl of garden vegetable soup - that was ok because it comes prepackaged. They are getting less business as the food gets worse - I hate to see it go under as you have to go pretty far to get a decent meal around here - it's mostly an industrial park and gangland shoot 'em up fest around here so options are limited. I have some vegetables at home, maybe I can roast some up and make a roasted vegetable wrap for tomorrow (I have lunch with 2 friends the rest of the week). So far my tummy is resting up - I had some ginger ale this morning. I have tried a few stomach related meds like Immodium but they don't seem to do any good - not sure if it's because this is more in my intestinal tract than my stomach. God's diet I guess :rofl:

Anyway, happy Tuesday - 19th of January. It's Monday to me and I've been misdating things all morning :lol:

annie175
01-19-2010, 02:15 PM
Laura...I got to see "It's Complicated" last weekend. It is pretty funny and you will enjoy it. I am not fond of Alex Baldwin, but am very fond of Merill Streep and Steve Martin. Very cute, funny movie. Glad the knee is feeling better. Hope it is perfect soon.

MELLIE....that contracter obviously does not know how dang good you are at bonking people over the head. Best he get a grip on MELLIE 101.

Chelle...is the calf a good sore or a hurts so good sore? Sheesh I have been hanging around Mellie too long. lol. Work that calf sista, work it, work it.

Happy...I am not looking real hard for a guy, but CVS is like EHarmony, only live from Studio B. LOL. Make your grocery list and check it twice, get some healthy foods to take to lunch. Enough of that overprice slop in the cafe'. As for Mike, I have not seen him since Sat nite. I am going to have a chat with him soon. Don't really want to do it over the phone, or do I? hmmmmmm, pondering.

Shaddie....Missin' your posts, hope you get decent internet service soon.

Not much else going on, right now I have the sleepy's. I could just lay my head down and pass out. The iron is helping but not today. Going to see mom directly after work, not staying long as I want to get home to bed. I am excited about getting to bed early. Got my yearly physical/pap tomorrow morning at 8:00 am. I love my doctor, she is great, but I don't really like this part of it. Then have to schedule my mammogram.

Best get this posted before I lose it AGAIN, that about peed me off.

Love and Hugs.

annie175
01-19-2010, 02:48 PM
Thank you ladies, AGAIN, for all your support in my sordid life. Men, Family, Deaths, you are the best ever. I feel so blessed to have you all in my life. Thank you for your condolences concerning Vicki.

diyana
01-19-2010, 03:11 PM
Don't know why, but I'm really tired this afternoon. I didn't even have a heavy lunch. Hmmmm. And my calf is still sore. I'll go easy on the Zumba tonight.

Happy - $20 for a matinee? Yikes! Your idea of an ace bandage wrap is a good one. Zumba CDs are pricey. And it's not the easiest moves to learn. But it is lots of fun. It is definitely a Latin beat...though our instructor has us doing Zumba style folk dancing to Hava Nagilah :rofl:, which keeps speeding up as the song goes on. Do you have a parks and rec class you can take? I would recommend learning from an instructor. I'm fortunate that our instructor goes over and over the moves slowly and breaks them down. She is a professional dancer/dance instructor. The other Y instructors just have you jump in blindly. Sorry your lunch was so lousy. Hope you feel better soon. I eat at our cafeteria a lot...luckily the food is good. We do have other options within a short driving distance...but parking is so scarce around here, that if you leave mid-day, you'll end up parking in the back 40, and that long of a walk sucks in the winter time.

Annie - Wake up. No sleeping on the job. I hope you have a nice visit with Momma. I hate annual exams. Ugh. Not looking forward to mine. The calf is not a good sore. Nope...not good at all. But I don't think it's anything serious.

happy2bme
01-19-2010, 05:03 PM
....but CVS is like EHarmony, only live from Studio B. LOL.

Best line of the day Annie - I will never be able to look at a CVS the same :lol3:

happy2bme
01-19-2010, 05:06 PM
oh and thanks for the helpful Zumba tips Michelle - I was outbid, I suspect some shill bidding going on - either that or it's someone who wanted it like I did. But it hit the limit I was willing to pay so buh bye :wave:

I saw some videos on You Tube, I get cramps in my feet, am wondering if Zumba might not work for me. That's a great idea about cheaper Parks and Recs or Y classes too. Thanks!!!!

ceejay52
01-19-2010, 06:42 PM
Annie
Maybe Mike has picked up on your vibes and isn't going to return. Enjoy your visit with your mom. I've heard that grocery stores was a good place to meet men. Guess CVS is just as good.

Michelle
Ouch on that sore calf. Did you go to Zumba class?

Laura
How is your knee doing? Did you like the movie? I bought my pedometer at Walmart. It does a good job on the counting steps. You do have to enter your stride. I'd like to have a heart rate monitor.

Mel
That maintenance man sounds like some of of the land lord's men. You have my permission to use an rolling pin if needed.

Happy
Speed readiing can be dangerous and funny at the same time.

Shad
How are things going at work?


I started the National Body Challenge. It kinda sounds like the cholesterol diet I was on at one time. I'm making up my own rules as I go that fit into my life style.
I'm more than ready to go home.

Shad
01-19-2010, 08:20 PM
Morning all,
Laughing like crazy over the mixup of the firemen and the footballers. I'd better see if I can attach photos so Happy can see the difference.

Finally after much discussion with the (No) Help desk, I have managed to get into this site gain. But it may disappear when I try to save it. So I won't make this a long post. In fact I'll send it now before I lose this bit.

happy2bme
01-20-2010, 07:48 AM
Good morning ladies,

Dark and rainy morning out there. I am running late so I'll just take my blind self forward and will think of witty greetings to y'all on the drive in. Will talk later :grouphug:

diyana
01-20-2010, 08:01 AM
Happy Wednesday ladies -

The work week is half over, and hopefully I can get a lot accomplished this because I have a lot of deadlines coming due, and essentially my boss said that if I can't get them done during normal work hours there's always NAW (Nights and Weekends) - Ugh!

Did anyone see the Biggest Loser last night? I don't watch it that much and, in fact, I didn't even watch the whole episode last night...but Jillian was trying to get through to a woman to "feel" her feelings rather than ignore them, block them out and stuff them down (with food). Now, I've never been super stoic/tough chick who doesn't cry like the contestant, nor have I ever felt that crying makes you weak like she did, but after spending most of my life trying to "medicate"/comfort myself through the rough times with ice cream, pizza and all the junk...I'm glad I've realized that those coping mechanisms never worked for me and have only led me to obesity. I see women in my WW group who are at goal after losing 20 lbs...and I just wish I could've caught myself sooner...before my weight got so out of hand. But the important thing is that I'm making healthy choices now and so what if it takes me a year or two to get to goal. I'll get there.

Happy - The Zumba class I go to is low or no impact. Lots of grapevines, cha cha steps, hip wiggles and upper body shimmies :belly: Heck, maybe if you explain your foot issue, you might be able to attend one class at a gym or Y or Parks and Rec (maybe even for free) to see how you do, before you commit any money to it. It doesn't hurt to ask. And if you do, let the instructor know you're new to it and about your foot...maybe she can make an effort to go over the steps. My instructor is REALLY GREAT about that. I don't usually get cramps in my feet - just my calf lately. Luckily it did get better by last night so I could go to class. It's a little sore today, but not as bad as yesterday. Tonight is Wii Fit and then Zumba and strength training on Thursday.

Ceejay - A heart monitor would be great! From what I've heard the good ones cost around $100-$200, so it'll have to stay on my wish list for now. Good for you for starting the National Body Challenge. I'm doing that too...but haven't checked the website in a few days.

Annie - How was the visit with Momma? Did you get home and to sleep early?

Laura - How's your knee? I hope you're doing better today. Was the movie good?

Shad - I hope you're able to get to visit us from work. Of course, we know you're super busy.

Mel - Hope you have a wonderfully quiet day!

A big :wave: to Patty, Ruthie and everyone!

Love and big hugs,

diyana
01-20-2010, 08:02 AM
Happy - you sneaker inner...drive carefully, ok?

MELODY525
01-20-2010, 08:22 AM
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LAST NIGHT JEN CAME DOWN AND WE WATCHED 1/2 OF BIGGEST LOSER. THEN I GOT INTO BED AND WATCHED THE LAST HALF. AT LEAST IT MOTIVATED ME INTO PEDALING TODAY. :ebike: ONE OF THE MEN SAID..."YOU CAN'T GO FORWARD LOOKING IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR". HOW TRUE WITH ALL OF LIFE NOT JUST WEIGHTLOSS. I DO TRY MY BEST TO KEEP MY EYES FRONT!
TODAY IS A MELIDAY. YESTERDAY GOT A WEE BIT OUT OF HAND WITH NEEDY PEOPLE AND THEN SOME NEEDY PHONE CALLS. :faint: SOMETIMES I WONDER IF ANY OF THESE PEOPLE EVEN "WONDER" WHERE I GET MY GOOD THOUGHTS FROM AND KEEP GOING?! :rofl: :rofl:
ANYWAY...NOTHING NEW HERE. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT. AND NOT A FIREMAN OR FOOTIE PLAYER IN SIGHT. AFTER LOOKING AT SOME OF THE COLTS AND PACKERS, I'LL KEEP MY CHRISSY AND VIC :rofl: :rofl:
HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:


LAURA~ HOW I WISH YOU LIVED CLOSER...I WOULD TEACH YOU ALL I KNOW ABOUT CROCHETING. AT ONE TIME IT WAS MY PASSION. BABIES BLANKETS, BIBS AND CLOTHES, DOILIES, AFGHANS, SWEATERS AND VESTS, CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS...Ohhhhhh AT ONE TIME I WAS NEVER WITHOUT A HOOK IN MY HAND AND A CIGARETTE IN MY MOUTH...BOTH GOING A MILE A MINUTE :lol3: :lol3: ENJOY IT. IT'S A GREAT "CALMING" INFLUENCE.


HAPPY~ HOPE THE TUMMY FEELS BETTER. IT'S A SHAME THE FOOD PEOPLE AREN'T DOING A GOOD JOB. THEY COULD MAKE GOOD MONEY WITH A CAPTIVE CLIENTELE. WHEN OUR LUNCHROOM COMPLAINS ENOUGH AND O0THERS DO AS WELL...THE STATE CHANGES THEIR CATERER. IT'S A BIG BUSINESS FEEDING THE MASSES. LOTS OF COMPETITION OUT THERE. HOW IS THE FOOTSIE??


ANNIE~ SENDING YOU MANY HUGS JUST BECAUSE YOU COULD USE A FEW I AM SURE. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: HOPE YOU GET THE REST AND DOWN TIME YOU NEED. I DON'T THINK IT'S ALL IRON. IT'S JUST BEEN A VERY TOUGH FEW MONTHS AND IT'S GOING FROM ONE YEAR TO THE NEXT. IT'S ALSO WINTER WITH NOT ENOUGH LIGHT TO MAKE YOU CHEERY. BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF. THE COMMENT ABOUT EHARMONY CRACKED ME UP. STAY THE STRONG LADY YOU ARE.


MICHELLE~ "Zumba style folk dancing to Hava Nagilah":rofl: OMG THIS IS TOO FUNNY FOR WORDS!! :lol3: :Lol3: I CAN JUST SEE IT TOO!! HOPE THE KNEE FEELS BETTER SOON. ICE ON AND OFF. WHERE ARE YOUR ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES??? TAKE SOME!!!:rollpin:


SHAD~ I HAVE TO GO BACK AND FIND OUT WHAT IS MAKING YOU LAUGH. I MUST HAVE MISSED IT! :rofl: :rofl: BUT I AM LAUGHING JUST AT THE THOUGHT!! HOPE THE JOB IS GOING WELL. IS THERE AN EXIT DATE IN THE NEAR FUTURE? I FORGOT ALREADY WHAT WE TALKED ON THE PHONE ABOUT :lol3: HAPPY THURSDAY:sunny:


CEEJAY~ I TRIED TO GET ONTO THAT SITE BUT WITH THE DIAL-UP CONNECTION, THAT SITE IS IMPOSSIBLE TO LOAD :cry: I USED TO GO THERE EVERY YEAR FOR RECIPE IDEAS AND MOTIVATION!!! HAVE FUN WITH ALL THE INFO!

MELODY525
01-20-2010, 08:28 AM
HEY!!!! :tantrum: EVERYONE IS SNEAKING IN!!!

HAPPY~ SEE YA LATER AND I WILL WAIT WITH BAITED BREATH FOR THOSE WITTY COMMENTS YOU ARE DREAMINGUP WHILE DRIVING TO WORK. BETTER TO BE THINKING OF WITTY STUFF THAN GIVING THE FINGER TO THE LOUSY DRIVERS!!! :rofl: :rofl:


MICHELLE....I DID WATCH IT AND THAT GIRL IS SO "ANGRY" WITH HER LIFE AND EVERYTHING IN IT. YIKES!!! I THINK THE MOTHER IS TOO BUT IS TRYING HER BEST JUST TO COPE WITH GETTING ON WITH LIFE. IT WAS TOUGH TO WATCH. BUT JILLIAN IS LUCKY SHE DIDN'T GET PUNCHED IN THE FACE!! :lol3: THAT GIRL WAS ON THE BRINK. WE WILL LOVE YOU AND COAX YOU TILL YOU GET WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. I PROMISE NOT TO USE THE ROLLING PIN TOO MUCH FOR THE COAXING PART :rollpin:

annie175
01-20-2010, 11:49 AM
Good Morning Chicks on this NON-humping Wednesday....however trash day.

Shuweee, got the yearly thing all done and even got the H1N1 shot. Wasn't going to, but asked the doc what she thought of it. She had one and said it was like the normal flu shot with just a tweak for the H1N1 AND next year's regular flu shot will already contian the H1N1 virus strain in it. Taa Dah!!

Visit with momma was great. Went in crawled into the hosp bed with her. Took a 15 minute siesta. She did too cause she had dialysis yesterday and that wears her out. Her food finally came at 6:30 so I got up to help her. She can actually eat on her own now as long as nothing needs cutting up.

Went home, took a shower, went and tanned, went to bed by 8:45. Feel pretty good today.

Chelle....how's the calf today, danged ole thang, doesn't your body know you are trying to do good by it?

Finish this post later....gotta get some lunch, I am starved. Brought salad.

Back in a bit.

annie175
01-20-2010, 01:25 PM
OK, made it back. Very short lunch then an unexpected meeting. Anyway......

Chelle...I didn't see Biggest Loser last night. Yes, that is how most overweight people think before they get a grip on themselves and eating healthy. Aren't you glad we have "got it". I do think that the exercise and eating on that show is rediculous. I don't watch it for that reason. No one can realistically take 6 mos out of their life, job, family, to focus on their weight loss. False hope. That is just my opinion. Hmmm, tired, maybe I should ship you some of my iron pills. I do believe that was part of my tired problem, cause it has been much better since taking it.

Happy...if you try Zumba, just remember to keep laughing, cause if you take it too seriously, you will cry. It is hard to keep up at first..well..middle and last. lol. But oh so much fun.

Ceejay..Mike has been calling, but I have not seen him since Saturday's Colts game. He called last night and asked me out for Sat night and to watch the Colt's game on SUnday. I told him yes on the Colts game and I would let him know about Saturday. Really I am going to see him on Saturday, I just want to lead into the talk for Saturday first.

Shaddie.....Firemen..Footballers, um, all quite yummy. No complaint from me, I will enjoy both, thank you very much.

MELLIE...and for obviously reasons on my part, I really should go backward looking in the rearview mirror as things may appear larger than they really are. LOL THanks for the hugs, last night was very peaceful.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the day/night.

Much love and many hugs,

happy2bme
01-20-2010, 01:30 PM
Last night around 4pm my podmate got a call from her BF that the main road just down the street was blocked by police. Now I work in 'da hood and it's not an unusual sight to see 6 or 7 police cars encircling some small sedan with blacked out windows. I work in an industrial area and took the only other way out through the trucking lanes. Before I turned off I looked at my normal route and there must have been over a dozen police cars at the corner. I figured it was a bad accident as people often barrel right through red lights (you learn to count to 3 before you proceed on a green light and enter the intersection out here). When I got home I turned on the news. 2 weeks ago a 21 year old girl disappeared after she got off her night shift at 2:30am as a package handler for FedEx out by the airport here. They had been searching for 2 weeks with no leads at all. I am in an industrial park with 7 warehouse like buildings surrounding a water retension / "man made lake". Feeding that lake is a deep gully that runs next to the complex for at least a mile on either side of the main road. A person walking the street yesterday looked in the gully and noticed a partially submerged car down in the gully, upside down in the water with only a bit of the back bumper sticking out. It was the missing girl's car. They dragged it up late last night and there is a body in there. They won't say until later today but everyone thinks it's that poor girl. The night she was leaving it was the coldest our our coldsnap days with temperatures in the single digits and we had a light dusting of snow the day before which probably made for very icy conditions. It looks like it was just a very tragic accident and her car ran off the road. She leaves behind a 3 year old child.

I've got to get ready for a meeting, will try and get back tonight with personals.

happy2bme
01-20-2010, 01:32 PM
I think you ladies have convinced me to just "Zumba" ;) with the DH - just as many laughs and I don't need to buy special pants :lol3:

diyana
01-20-2010, 02:45 PM
Mel - That man on TBL is so right! And it's a good thing for me to hear, as lately I've been occasionally wondering why I didn't catch myself and make these changes earlier before. It doesn't matter. What matters now is moving forward toward health and fitness. Glad the show motivated you to do some pedaling. I wish I lived closer so you could teach me how to crochet!!

Annie - How sweet that you got a nice nap/visit with Momma. The calf is doing pretty good now. Occasional twinges...but nothing I can't work out on the Wii Fit tonight. I agree that it's not realistic for most people to put their lives on hold for 6 months to solely workout and focus on weight loss. Life happens, work happens, obstacles happen. I'm tired today cuz when I let the puppies out in the middle of the night, I didn't realize there was a bunny in the yard. So I'm chasing after all three dogs in my jammies and slippers trying to buy some time for the bunny to slip through the fence gate. Glad you're gonna have a talk with Mike.

Happy - Such sad news about the young mother, and so sad for her child to be without their mom. Zumba-ing with the DH? ;) Well, have fun! :belly: :o

annie175
01-20-2010, 02:59 PM
OMG Chelle...chasing tail in the middle of the night, does DH know you do this? hahahha

Happy....that poor girl, I hope she was knocked out so she was not aware of all the pain and the thought of not getting out of the car. Poor child, that is sad. Zumba with the DH...is that like bonking, boinking or banging? hahaha

diyana
01-20-2010, 03:11 PM
Annie - I may be up at night chasin' tail, but luckily I'm not fast enough to catch it! :rofl:

annie175
01-20-2010, 03:46 PM
Good one Chelle!!

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Laura705
01-20-2010, 05:41 PM
Hello everyone!

Mel – LOL, husband install. Sometimes the problems can't be fixed and a whole new package is needed! Re looking back - I had a driver's ed instructor who would say, "Look where you're going, not where you've been". That was for students who spent too much time looking in the rear view mirror. Good advice. Good for you for doing that pedaling! I honestly am not sure what kinds of stuff I want to crochet. I just think it's a good thing to keep my fingers busy and away from the food!

Happy – Sad news about the missing woman. Sounds like a horrible way to die, and it's awful the family didn't know anything for two weeks. I think Michelle's idea of taking a trial Zumba class is excellent. I never thought I could learn the steps in aerobics and Jazzercise classes, but I learned that the routines use the same moves in different ways. I also learned to take my place in class behind veteran students and follow their moves – sometimes it's easier than watching the instructor. Bf and I might be going to see Avatar, and I imagine we'll be seeing the 3-D version and paying that higher ticket price. That doesn't worry me because 99% of the movies I see are paid for with discounted tickets (our group buys in bulk). No, my worry is the length of the movie. But there's a website called runpee (dot com) that will tell you at which point in the movie you supposedly can take a bathroom run and not miss any key parts of the movie!

Michelle – Hope the calf is better now. Too funny thinking of you doing Zumba steps to Hava Nagilah. How goes it with the logging?? I'm not being as consistent as I would like, but I'm trying! Bringing my lunch this week has helped too. I hope you can get enough of your work done before Friday so you can keep the NAWs for yourself!!

Ceejay – I had a heart rate monitor and it went on the fritz and bf and I tried to figure out the problem but finally we just gave up on it. I would consider buying one if they didn't require the chest strap – I thought they came out w/ those types. But I do my cardio at the gym, and most of the equipment has the heart rate monitors on it, so I don't really need one.

Shad – I hope you can now get into the site more easily and cheaply! Looking forward to the footballer photos!

Annie – Glad you had a good visit w/ mom. Not watching TBL – too much drama for me. And I do hate that it's so focused on exercise. Hours and hours of it. Not realistic for anyone, including those in the competition who have to return to the real world after it's over. Your tired problem – not related to eliminating caffeine?

It's been a pretty busy day at work, but here I am. My knee is feeling better. I wish I knew more about the mechanics of the knee because there are certain movements where I feel twinges and others, like regular walking that don't cause any pain. Regardless, the pain has eased up significantly. But I won't be trying any pivots or Zumba moves for a little bit yet!

I enjoyed the movie "It's Complicated". It was a funny movie, and Meryl Streep is just so great! I love Alec Baldwin and his character in 30 Rock, but in this movie, his character was quite a fool and sort of one-dimensional – I wasn't as fond of him in this movie as I am of him in the sitcom. And I did NOT need to see him without clothing! Steve Martin was great – wish there was even more of him in this movie. I have to say that I saw a couple different trailers for the movie and they gave away quite a bit of the funny parts – that's a problem w/ trailers these days.

Cheers!

ceejay52
01-20-2010, 06:07 PM
Not much going on today. I'm glad it's Wednesday. I have a 3 day week end and am looking forward to it.

More later.

Shad
01-20-2010, 09:01 PM
Beat ya Ceejay. I have a 4 day weekend and I am flying home to Brisbane to celebrate Australia day there. Unfortunately sometimes the need breed of celebrator seems to consider that the object of the day is to get drunk, get into a fight, get into the hands of the law and then plead abject remorse for smashing someone over the head and practically killing them. It was the alcohol that did it yer honour, not me!! I shouldn't be allowed to drink.

HELLO, WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO SELF CONTROL??? DID WE BURY THAT ALONG WITH COMMON SENSE???

Other than that I am just trucking along. Trying to keep out of trouble and working hard and long hours. I've just been given a mission to write the business rules and regs around the stores position. Hey hang on a minute, I don't even know the rules and regs. I don't actually belong here.
I see they have brought the Indians in as the support centre for when the project ends. I rather think they may live to regret that, but it is not my call. Forget quality, the name of the game is cost.

Oh yes before I forget, eye candy! It seems that the footballers - and that hunk is the captain of the NZ All Blacks. Footballers seem to keep their clothes ON! Damn

ceejay52
01-21-2010, 08:00 AM
Shad
Enjoy your 4 day's off. You certainly deserve it.

I was rudely awakened this morning at 5 a.m. The door bell rang one time. I'm wondering if it was my neighbor. She will sometimes will forget what day's I work. I still haven't figured out how to rewind the dvr, and that will be my project for today. I may have to do something special in the menu since this is hooked up to the camera's.

We had a thundershower around 11.30 last night. The thunder woke me up but I went back to sleep. I've decided that I'm not going to go to the district meetng today. I'm going to wait till March and get some hours in a class room setting.

Weight this morning is 197.0 which is down only .2 pound since last week but I probably sabatoged it by eating a cheesegurger and onions rings after I go home last night. 7.30 p.m. is to late to eat a heavy meal and weigh in the next day. For this reason I am going to change my weigh in days till Friday's. At least the weight didn't go up in pounds.

I'll be back later to see what every one has been doing.

diyana
01-21-2010, 08:09 AM
So very happy it's Thursday!

I'm hoping the coffee kicks in soon, or I may need toothpicks to keep my eyes open. Don't know why I'm tired/sleepy this morning. I wasn't even up all night chasin' tail! :rofl: I'm hoping weigh in today goes well...I've been tracking AND staying within my points every day and doing exercise every day. We'll see. Turns out, I never did get TOM when I thought it was on the way. In fact, I haven't had it in a month or two. Maybe "the change" is starting.

Mel - The Boyfriend 5.0/Husband 1.0 is SOOO FUNNY!! In my case, Husband 1.0 was really buggy and just a PITA, but Husband 2.0 is a dream!

Laura - I've never heard of runpee! That's a GREAT idea!! Glad you had fun at "It's Complicated". I love Alec Baldwin, too bad his role in the movie is kind of foolish and does not make good eye candy without clothes. So Streep and Martin are awesome? I'm definitely gonna have to catch this movie then...I'll just close my eyes during the Baldwin naked parts. Funny story...a few years back, DH and I went to one of Milwaukee's festivals and saw Eddie Money ("Two Tickets to Paradise"). We were in the first or second row...well, while he was singing he started lifting up his shirt a bit in a supposedly sexy move, and it was like :yikes: "Oh for the love of God, PLEASE put your shirt down!!" Nobody needs to see that, least of all from so close! I'm so glad to hear your knee is doing better. But take it easy and no sudden movements. As for knee mechanics, my DH can tell when someone hurts their knee (a football player for example) exactly what ligaments/tendons they likely hurt). He's had 7 surgeries (mostly arthroscopic) in his left knee (that's the good knee) and over 13 in his right - reconstruction, arthroscopics and culminating in a total replacement of his right knee about 10 years ago. My calf is doing better today, just in time for strength training tonight (which will include calf raises) followed by Zumba! :yikes: I'll have to do a lot of stretching.

Ceejay - Enjoy your 3 day weekend!! Gosh, what is it with your late night/early morning doorbell ringers! That's just crazy! I hope the camera caught the little bugger. Congrats on being down 0.2 lb! Any loss is good, right?

Shad - So you're heading back home for a few days! Yay! So happy for you!! I saw "Australia Day" on the calendar for next Tuesday and was wondering how it's celebrated. It sounds like how some here in the States, celebrate New Year's Eve, Halloween, St. Patty's Day or pretty much the sun setting! I'm sure you'll do a great job writing the business rules and regs. As for the support centre, they probably will regret their decision any time they need help. Thanks for the eye candy photos! Definitely hunky.

Annie - I told DH about your chasin' tail joke, and he cracked up!

Here's to a great day for all of us!! I'll be back later.

Love and big hugs,

MELODY525
01-21-2010, 08:36 AM
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GOOD THURSDAY MORNING. I SEE MICHELLE GOT IN HERE ALREADY. GOD KNOWS WHO ELSE IS SNEAKING IN WHILE I AM TYPING THIS!!!
THERE IS NOTHING REALLY TO REPORT. FEELING A BIT SLUGGISH AND HAVINGSOME "OVARY CRAMPS" (AS I CALL IT) FUNNY BUT NO DR HAS EVER FOUND THE REASON I GET THEM. THEY DISAPPEAR FO MONTHS AT A TIME AND THEN POP UP. STRANGE. JUST GONNA HAVE ANOTHER RESTFUL DAY. MAYBE CLEAN A BIT.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY CHICKS :moped:


CEEJAY~ JUST ANOTHER DAY HERE TOO. NOTHING EXCITING GOING ON. :beach: MAYBE THIS IS A GOOD THING!!


HAPPY~ OMG!!! WHAT AN AWFUL TRAGEDY. SUCH A SAD WAY TO GO TOO. TERRIBLE. GLAD THEY FOUND HER THOUGH. NOW AS FOR EXERCISE, BETTER TO ZUMBA WITH THE DH THAN END UP IN THE HOSPITAL!! :belly:


MICHELLE~ WE COULD HAVE GREAT CHATS AND CROCHET :cofdate: IT'S FUNNY IN A WAY...BUT I TRY VERY HARD NEVER TO LOOK BACK....THERE IS NOTHING I REALLY WANT TO REMEMBER IN THE PAST :scooter: SO IT'S FULL STEAM AHEAD! TAKE CARE OF THE CALF:hug: SO GLAD TO HEAR 2.0 IS A DREAM!!! HE'S A KEEPER FOR SURE.


LAURA~ HOPE YOU FIND OUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE KNEE. I MEANT TO SAY THAT YESTERDAY. THEY ARE TRICKY THINGS :hug: I LOVE MERYL AND ALEC ALSO STEVE AND THAT IS ONE OF THE MOVIES I WOULD LOVE TO SEE. YOUR DRIVER'S ED TEACHER HAS ANOTHER GOOD SAYING!!! I LIKE TO TELL MYSELF BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, JUST MOVE THE F_CK ON :rolf: :rofl:


ANNIE~ I AM GLAD MOM CAN FEED HERSELF. AND EVEN HAPPIER THAT YOU GOT SOME MUCH NEEDED REST. WILL PRAY FOR A QUIET WEEKEND FOR YOU.


SHAD~ WHEN I WOKE UP I WAS CHILLY BUT NOW LOOKING AT THE FIREMAN HOLDING HIS HOSE(ROFLMAO) I AM ALL STEAMED UP AND RARING TO GO :flame: YOU CRACK ME UP!!! HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT 4 DAY WEEKEND!!! YOU DESERVE A REST AS WELL. :hug:

annie175
01-21-2010, 09:53 AM
Good Morning, Good Morning.....

Nothing really going on here, thank you Jesus. Stopped at the blood lab to have my labs drawn for my 3 yr anniversary bariatric check up coming in February. I was a little frightened to drive into work because of all the hoopla on the media about the ice on the road from the rain that froze last night. OMG, what weinies, there was not even a slick spot or black ice that I could find, granted all my drive is on I465 around Indy.

MELLIE...loved, loved, loved the software upgrade. Printed it and gave it to my boss, she was lol in her office. She had me email it to her. Hmmm, ovary cramps, and just think you don't have any ovaries, just kidding....

Chelle....good luck on the WI today, altho I KNOW you won't need it. I have much confidence in you. Try some iron and calcium for tiredness and life changes. Works for me. Add in a little magnesium if the iron stops you up.

Shaddie...enjoy you much needed 4 day weekend away from the idiots. Get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Eye candy..2nd from left is my preference, but wouldn't say no to any of them. Thank you for that.

Ceejay....WTG on the .2 down. Better than a .2 up. I take any loss no matter the amount. Doorbell rang kind of early, check the porch of a bag of poo, don't step out too suddenly. lol

Laura...I agree with you on the Alec Baldwin thing and more of Steve Martin. Kind of a different serious role for Steve Martin, I like it.

Hellos to all

Gotta get busy.

Love and hugs,

diyana
01-21-2010, 10:03 AM
Mel - I hope you feel better very soon. Take it easy, rest and relax and dream about Aussie firemen and footballers!

Annie - Glad you didn't have any ice on your drive in. We were supposed to get sleet/freezing rain overnight...but the roads weren't slick at all! Phew! Thanks for the encouragement and vote of confidence on weigh in, and for the vitamin/mineral tips. I used to take a little B12 regularly, but stopped for no reason. That seemed to help with fatigue. I'll grab some iron, calcium and magnesium next time I'm at the store.

annie175
01-21-2010, 11:20 AM
yes, and get some B12. That makes a big difference also. Speaking of which, I need to down my vits right now.

MELODY525
01-21-2010, 11:55 AM
HAVE YOU HUGGED SOMEONE TODAY??
IF NOT GO AND FIND SOMEONE.
IF THEY LOOK AT YOU FUNNY....
TELL THEM MEL MADE YOU DO IT!!!!
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc84/mabelle42/Hug_Coupon.jpg

ceejay52
01-21-2010, 12:55 PM
Annie
Glad you had a safe trip to work. I sometimes think the weather people make up stuff as they go along. I need to push myself more in the vitmin and mineral regime. I hate taking meds of any kind. Thanks for the advice of looking down before I go out the door.

Mel
I like the hugs coupon. Sure got plenty of hugs last week end.

Michelle
Let's hope 2 months with out Tom is the beginning of the "change".

My tummy is growling but have no idea as to what I want to eat.

annie175
01-21-2010, 12:55 PM
MEL...you are a hoot. We have new eye candy in the office I wouldn't mind hugging....his name is Craig.