South Beach Diet - Fantastic and Finally Friday Beach Chatter

01-08-2010, 06:02 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

It's a cold and crisp Colorado morning. The stars are bright and beautiful. Bing and I ventured out but he was more interested in the compost than in making yellow snow. Everyone is back in the snooze mode

Today...same-o-samo-o..exercise and eat OP. I have a few chores, but since I had such a gung ho day yesterday, I might just take Cyndi's suggestion to heart and try some purposeful chilling out. We are preparing for blast off...leaving here Sunday, so I'll start the organization process. Next week is my big work week getting all the company books and reports together for the CPA. I'm super ready to get it done, and get back to funderland. Now that I've had that first cup of coffee, I'm going to get my yarn stash's been overflowing into my office since the last sale.

What is everyone up to on this second Friday of 2010? Stop by and say Hi! :cofdate:

Have a great day everyone!

01-08-2010, 06:49 AM
Good morning Debbie! :wave:
I think some purposeful chilling out sounds like a great plan!

I'm still on my 'half an hour early to work' plan, but I don't believe I'll be walking or snowshoeing outdoors today. I'm heading to Massachusetts to see my parents and I'll need to leave right after school if I'm going to arrive before they head to bed. ;) It will be a quick trip, I'll come home tomorrow night, but there are a few things they need that can't wait til next weekend and as always, I'll enjoy the visit.

Hello to the rest of you - enjoy your Friday friends! :hug:

01-08-2010, 07:10 AM
Hi Heidi, have a good day, a safe trip and a nice visit with your folks! :hug:

01-08-2010, 07:21 AM
Good morning Debbie and Heidi. I am here early enough to actually say "hello" by name!

Another day off school for my teen here. Even trash pick up is canceled due to the cold. Brrr. Wish I could manage to stay asleep when I don't have to be up.

I have my weekly workout with my mom. (That's a story for another time/place.) Tonight we babysit 3 little nephews overnight. I will be exhausted come tomorrow!

Happy Friday to you and all who follow:)

01-08-2010, 07:27 AM
Chilling out sounds great to me, Debbie. Organizing the yarn stash sounds like a good way to do it.

Heidi, safe trip to Massachusetts later today. I'm sure your parents are appreciative of a loving and caring daughter.

Today is Donna Day, I hope, as we're heading towards crack house status around here! I have one of our counsellors coming at noon for a meeting and I know he's expecting lunch so I'll have her tackle the kitchen first. I was hoping to work in a trip to town but it looks like it won't happen. We are getting more snow this afternoon and I don't relish driving home from town in the dark AND the snow!

Wishing everyone a warm, safe and happy TGIF.

01-08-2010, 07:42 AM
Ruth, what is "Donna Day?"

01-08-2010, 07:46 AM
Good morning chicks!

Debbie - You were posting this at 3 am your time/5 am my time?!?! Am I getting that right? You seem to have a good attitude about getting the books together...better than I would! Maybe I need to give myself some positive energy regarding that!

WaistingT - Yeesh, how cold is it there? Even trash is cancelled? It would be COMPLETELY exhausting to take care of three little ones. How old are they?

Heidi - I'm finding that 1/2 hour early thing is MUCH better. Just some quiet coffee time to wake up and come to functioning level. How is that going for you?

Ruth - crack house?!? :D I must say, I think it would be great to meet you in person one day!

Me - wow. what a mess!! My dining area now contains my stove, portable dishwasher, and refrigerator. Oh, and 1/2 my cabinets along the wall on the floor, so I have somewhere to put it. The table is clean though! Can you picture the chaos?

Needless to say, I'm not eating too great. Actually, here I ate well yesterday, but ate ** at work yesterday. I did pick up some red pepper and white bean dip at sam's the other day, picked up celery and red pepper yesterday, and it was DELISH!!! That stuff is GREAT!!

I'll try my best to keep on the exercise though. Today is my late day for work, so I hope to do a long run after the DS is off, then start the rest of the day. Food? I ain't worryin' about it til the kitchen is done. I'll survive ;).

Have a great friday! Everyone keep warm!

01-08-2010, 07:48 AM
Hi WTime, your weather must be miserable for school to be cancelled again! Enjoy your workout with Mom, although the real workout seems to be your 3 nephews. Whew! Happy OP Friday!

Hi Ruth...I wish you could clone Donna and send D2 down here. I hope you're getting some quilting in, too, while the weather is so icky! Be safe and take care today!

Maybe one of you organized beachers would have a suggestion for me. I need a program for an address book-possibly one I could download online. I need it to be really simple. I'm really tired of hauling address books back and forth, and the program that was given to me years ago wasn't very functional! Thanks!

01-08-2010, 08:00 AM
Good morning, Girls!

It's a cold and snowy morning here, and I'm all about coffee. :coffee2: Have I told you all how much I adore my new expresso machine? :D

Debbie, we all need a chill-out day once in a while, and good for you for taking one! Enjoy!

Heidi, have a safe trip and a nice visit with your parents. I'm going to see if my mother would like to go to Target with me later, and maybe out to lunch, too. She probably won't want to leave her house, but I'm going to pester her, anyway. ;)

WaistingTime, it must be pretty darned cold there if the trash pick-up is cancelled! Bundle up good if you're going out today!

Ruth, I'm having a "Donna Day", too, but I'm the Donna in my house. :( If I can get it all done this morning, maybe I can play this afternoon. :)

I have the first load of laundry in the dryer, and after I have my oatmeal I guess I'll go shovel out the driveway and sidewalk since I'm the only one home. I actually enjoy shoveling snow, though, and it counts for exercise. ;)
By the time I finish the housecleaning the roads should be clear enough to run down to Target for a few things I need, and I do hope Mom will come along. She needs to get out more, and I really miss our shopping trips together.

Okay, who else snuck in here while I was posting? :cofdate:

01-08-2010, 08:13 AM

A chilly good morning everyone!
We finally got word late (around 3!) yesterday that school was cancelled today because of the weather today. Mad scramble to get notes homes with kids and gather all my "weekend" school stuff together. Hit the grocery store on the way home to get enough food for a few days and don't plan on going out till Monday morning. Also swung past the gym to get my cosmetic stuff out of my locker there. It's supposed to be around 14 degrees here right now...ouch.

My new stove finally got here on Tuesday and today I'll be making some chicken florentine soup.

Keep warm!

01-08-2010, 08:15 AM
Donna Day is the day Donna comes to clean, formerly Gail Day but she got a full time job. :lol:

Twynn, we will meet in person someday. I'm planning to get back to PA by car sometime this year. :yippee:

Cottage, I'm sure you'll do a good Donna Day. Did you get Jake to help you move the bike or is he still "enjoying poor health" as my Dad used to say. :rofl: It's been 12 years and I still miss him. It's a good thing he pops into my head every so often.

01-08-2010, 08:24 AM
Twynn, Ruth is even more delightful in person than she is here. :)

Cat, enjoy your unexpected day off! It must be pretty cold down there for you folks! I'm expecting pictures of that new stove of yours!

Ruth, ummmmm, noooooo, the bike hasn't been moved back up here yet, but hopefully this weekend. Jake said since I got it down there by myself, then I can get it back up here myself, too. Yeah. Right. :frypan:

01-08-2010, 08:29 AM
Wow, look what happens when I sleep in! Good morning :coffee2: hope there's some coffee left ;)

Debbie - A little chilling can go a long way. Sounds like a good plan. I'm not super familiar with it but would google calendar work for you? I've used it as a planner and like the ease of access. Sadly I'm still attached to my paper planner though.

Heidi - Have a safe drive and a nice visit. My brother will be at my parents next weekend and asked if I would be there too. I'd love to see him but also like to idea of a month without that drive.

Waisting - sounds like a busy day! Stay warm :)

Ruth - Sounds like a good day to stay home and I bet the dogs like that too.
If your house looks like a crack house we should not even speak of mine :eek:
PA?! Hmm, so you would be driving through which states??

Twynn - That dip sounds yummy. How long is the kitchen project supposed to take?

Cottage - You have me seriously thinking about an espresso maker :) Enjoy your day off.

Cat - Sounds like the perfect weekend for soup. Enjoy the extra long weekend

It's a somewhat chaotic day here. Treadmill repair dude is scheduled "some time between 9-4" so someone has to be here all day. DW has the morning off because I have a PT appt.(in town scheduled because it's 5 minutes from my office. the one I won't be going to today). Then it's get home and work on a mailing while I wait for treadmill dude. I'm glad I can work at home. I do have tons of accumulated personal days but I also have lots of accumulated work. Since I'm working at home I can also make the weekly bread, prep some dried beans and do a little laundry. Not a bad trade-off.

Still perfectly on plan and feeling the improvement. Had another friend pick my brain about SBD and getting healthy. She has PCOS and I think even some SBD principles will help her. Hope I was able to give her the info she needs.

Okay, slept in so I need to get moving. Off to Wii ;) Stay warm out there!

01-08-2010, 08:38 AM
I want Donna!

Since you asked - highs expected to be 2 degrees, not counting windchill. I think average for us would be somewhere in the mid-30s.

My nephews are 8,5 and 3. Since my own are 17 and almost 20, I am not used to that little boy energy anymore. The hardest though is getting them to sleep.

Have a great one all!

01-08-2010, 08:49 AM
Karen, you don't want Donna today. She just called and can hardly talk for coughing! I guess I'll have to put on my big girl panties and clean a bit myself.

01-08-2010, 09:08 AM
Cottage, you just KNOW I took a shot the first time I used it....grilled fish!

note the installer's fingerprints on the oven door..not a great pic.

01-08-2010, 09:21 AM
Good Morning from the Icy Tundra!

The little town were my office is, is closed. Yep, the whole town. Icy roads. So, no work today. Yay!!! It's 12 degrees. My hubby has to go to work. He's driving towards Birmingham. I'm terrified for him. Alabama folks don't know how to drive in the ice. But, we do know how to play football! Roll Tide! :D

Stay warm, Friends!

01-08-2010, 09:28 AM
Good morning from Chilly Illinois High is 8 today brrrr

Debbie - Hopefully you will be able to relax some today, haven't had a chance to read yestersday posts as I was super busy all day long.

Heidi - Drive safely to your parents and enjoy your visit

Waisting - You will be tired tomorrow.

Ruth - I like that statement "Put your big girl panties on" I may have to use that. Hope you get everything organized today.

Twynn - The mess would drive me nuts, how long is the kitchen project supposed to take?

Cottage - Enjoy your day even though you are the "Donna" today. LOL

Cat - Stay warm and enjoy your new stove.

Cyndi- Hopefully the treadmill person will arrive early and that will be out of the way.

As for me- still op jumped on the scale this morning and it hasn't moved but I am not going to worry about it a whoosh should be coming soon, I have been op for a week today. Yesterday we got 4 inches of snow so I did wfh and am again today as I have to take DD2 to dentist. The schools were closed yesterday and today. So besides being busy with work stuff yesterday I had a full house of kids so needless to say didn't have time to drop by and say hello.

Have a good day everyone

01-08-2010, 10:34 AM
I took a break for bugle call, and it must have resonated! It's a chatty day!
Cottage, I'm going to check out your espresso one of these days! Hope you get your chores done, then find some fun on your Fri-day off!

Cat, if you're school is cancelled it's gotta be bad! Enjoy an unplanned day off! Congrats! on getting your stove! I'm anxious to see it!

Twynn, I totally understand, only I didn't have kids when we did the kitchen. I am so happy with it! I can hardly wait until yours is finished. It sure takes a measure of creativity, though. You'll survive!

Cyndi, thanks for the suggestion. I have a dayplanner for sure for scheduling, but I need my addresses off paper. I'll check google out. Maybe the treadmill guy will show up early :rofl: Weekly bread sounds great-btw-my question for you-will my dehydrated veggies be ok in glass if they get indirect sunlight? I don't have a pantry. Great for you for feeling so much better! :cp:

Pearlrose, :wave: :brr: OP :cp:

Chelby, too bad it has to be so cold to get a day off! Stay warm and I hope Auston gets a snowman!

01-08-2010, 11:37 AM
no time to respond really to ANY 1 doing my explanation for my work performance due TODAY
However The WOOSH fairy came a knocking and I'm down 3 in less than 1 week! YAY
pok hopefully bbl!!

01-08-2010, 12:10 PM
Cold here today - I think it is cold everywhere today - ugh!
Working from home with my foot up - I broke it a couple of days before X-mas. Hope everyone is having a great day:)

01-08-2010, 12:44 PM
Debbie - I am the queen of reusable glass jars and store most of my dried stuff that way. As little light and heat exposure as possible keeps the flavor intact.

Have to do a little work but I'll be back later :)

little chick
01-08-2010, 12:46 PM
Hey chicks a quick pop in, I am feeling on the depressed side and I am not sure why. Jan Blahs maybe and all this mamogram stuff, I just can't seem to wrap my head around anything. GRRR I hate feeling this way. I am hoping I can shake it off over the week end. I am feeling so disorganized and that might be part of the problem. Well since I am such a downer I am going to sign off. I will pop back in later.

01-08-2010, 02:48 PM
Good afternoon, all. I'm late getting in here today because boss-man told me at 4:50 yesterday that something he gave me to "do when I got a chance" needed to be done by this morning. Sigh. So, I got in a bit early and worked on it non-stop. I finally got it done with about 30 minutes to spare, thank goodness.

Other than that, things are well. My official weigh-in was this morning and I'm down 3 lbs. for the week. :carrot: It would be nice to keep the trend up, but I'm only shooting for 5 lbs for the whole month and I will be satisfied with that.

Well, my lunch break is about over and I need to go do the dishes. I hope everyone is having a good day.

((hugs)) to LC! I hope the weekend lifts your spirits!

01-08-2010, 02:58 PM
Cat, your new baby is gorgeous! Have fun with it!

Sounds like we're all basking in the freezing temperatures today. I managed to work up a sweat while shoveling the drive, but I still was glad I bundled up warmly. The sun is out now, and it's sparkling on the snow like diamonds. :)

I am thoroughly enjoying my day off. I was done all my chores by 10, ran to the bank, visited Mom & Dad, and got to Ulta to use my coupon before it expired. I couldn't talk Mom into coming out with me, but I could tell that her shoulder is still painful, so I didn't encourage her to come along.

I just had a tasty chef's salad that I made with some vegan "tur-ky", and am watching a good love story on Lifetime right now. I rarely get the opportunity to do this, and I could easily get used to it. :)