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CyndiM
01-22-2010, 06:04 AM
Well a girl can dream anyway :) Coffee is on, pull up a chair and jump in. I'm off to Wii but will be back in a bit. I'm trying Cottage's oatmeal for a fast breakfast so I have more time to visit ;)


tomandkara
01-22-2010, 06:17 AM
Good morning Cyndi! I hope you had a good time with your Wii. I really need to look into one of those Wii Fit programs. You sound like you have so much fun on yours!

I just got back from the gym. I had to cut it short today because Connor gets off at noon on Fridays and the girls were putsy this morning so I didn't get there early enough. I only got to do the treadmill and not the elliptical. Oh well. There will be another time. We have no after school activities today, so it will be just getting through Fun Friday for homeschool (we nix the regular curriculum on Fridays and do science experiments and read math stories instead) and then Connor has to sand his pinewood derby car so it's ready to paint tonight and then race tomorrow. Kadyn has gymnastics at school today so I don't have to pick up the girls until 3:30.

I'm making the spicy beef casserole with mock cornbread for dinner tonight and I stopped at the market on the way home for zucchini and red peppers. Can't wait to see how it turns out! Of course, mine will be spicy soy-crumble casserole with mock cornbread, but I'm sure it'll be good. I'm going to make a salad and steam some corn for the sides. I know corn is a touchy one, but it doesn't seem to bother me and we eat it about once every six months.

Connor's home. Gotta make lunch!

Ruthxxx
01-22-2010, 06:36 AM
Cyndi, it's OK to dream and that's a very positive title. Kara, are you talking corn on the cob? I don't think I've seen that in Europe since Columbus brought some back. ;)

My Friday will be about as fabulous as I can make it with a long Charity Bingo to work this morning - 10:15 to around 4! I hope to pop into the quilt shop while I'm in town as I need some fabric to finish a quilt. Claire is coming in to let the doggage out for mid-day potty - what a great friend she is!

Whatever time is left will be as fabulous as I can make it. TGIF


Mmckellen
01-22-2010, 06:39 AM
Hey ladies! Here's hoping we all have a fab Friday. I've got to rush off early for camp registration. I lost another pound this week. When I first got on the scale it went to "161" and I thought, OMG! But then it settled at 162.2. At least I'm still losing though.

Heidi58
01-22-2010, 06:45 AM
Good morning ladies :wave:

I was dilly dallying this morning so now I'm running late. *sigh*
I didn't want to start the day without saying hello though. Hopefully I'll have a few minutes to check in again at lunch/recess.

Enjoy your Friday! :hug:

WaistingTime
01-22-2010, 06:47 AM
I'm so confused as to what day it is... I saw this thread and thought it was yesterday's!

Cyndi - Fun for the day would be great!

Kara - You sound busy today - and dinner sounds great. I haven't added corn back in yet but hope to soon because I have some soup recipes that are much better with the corn in it.

Ruth - Charity bingo sounds FUN - but like a long day.

Mmc - Congrats on the pound; I have held steady all week which is a bit discouraging but I am feeling great.

Heidi - Have fun with the kiddos today.

I have my weekly mom-daughter workout. I will spend hours on the computer today; DH has convinced me to buy a new one since mine is old and could die anytime. So I need to figure out how to carry over all my stuff like bookmarks and emails. I am sooo not tech minded. Fortunately DH will do most of the other work.

I have gotten over my two-day funk and am ignoring the wet carpet and continued leak by my feet.

Not sure how I can make the day fabulous or fun, but love the idea of it:)

Lexxiss
01-22-2010, 06:49 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Hi Cyndi, thanks for getting us started. I love the alliteration and associated comment. Yes, a girl can dream. Enjoy your Wii and I look forward to having you back.

Kara, :wave: whew, I get tired just reading your posts! I hadn't picked up yet that you are from. My take is that you can't understand the Mummers parade unless you've been there. Any idea why no brass is allowed? Have a great ?afternoon?.

Ruth, that's a long bingo day! I had a sale coupon for the fabric store and bought 3 nice patterns yesterday. One is for a reversable apron which uses 8 fat quarters. Thought it might be a way to satisfy my quilting bug with something small and functional. Have a great day!

Mmc, congrats on your WL!

Heidi, :wave:

Me, heading off to the grocery at 6am so I'd better get my buns in gear. We have a big event for the dog therapy group and I'm doing the food. I want to check out all the day old and they don't leave it up during the day. Every year they've purchased pizzas and I chimed in and volunteered to do something healthy. Then my usual swim and home to organize for tomorrow.

Catching up;
Pearlrose, I'm really sorry your dryer is delayed..what a hassle. Sounds like a real test of patience.
Rikki, thx for the tofu-cast iron secret. I hadn't heard that before. Did you get your crystals on?

cottagebythesea
01-22-2010, 06:54 AM
What a pleasant surprise to see that Cyndi started us up. :) Thanks, Chickie, and I hope you enjoy that oatmeal. It's my top favorite and I never get tired of it. I hope your dream of a Fun, Fabulous Friday comes true!

Hey there, Kara! I've been checking out a Wii, too, since Cyndi's enthusiasm has me interested in getting one. I'm saving my nickels and dimes! I may try that casserole today, too, as it would make the perfect comfort food for this cold, cloudy day.

Good morning, Ruth! Too bad you don't enjoy the bingo, but I guess it's a lot different when you're working instead of playing. I used to be a regular at bingo, and loved it. The only reason I stopped going is because the smokers made it unpleasant for me. Enjoy your stop at the fabric store!

Mmc, congratulations on your scale victory! Especially with going on vacation and all. :bravo: I hope you have a fabulous and stess-free Friday!

Whoops, Debbie! You snuck in just as I was finished posting this! I didn't know about the Mummers not allowing brass, but I think they just want to keep it an all-string band. A holiday isn't complete around here without watching the Mummer's Parade! Enjoy the event today, and I know you'll contribute some healthy food for it.

Morning Heidi and Waistingtime!

I expected to see snow and freezing rain this morning, but so far we're dry. I'm sure the early morning commuters appreciate it. ;) My weekend starts this morning, and I know it's going to be a Fun and Fabulous Friday for me. :D

TwynnB
01-22-2010, 07:04 AM
Good morning chicks!

Thanks, Cyndi, for getting us started. Hope you enjoyed the Wii! (and hope your title rings true!)

Kara - you reminded me that I wanted to cut back on meat. This week has been SO crazy! Of course, reading your post, I think you know what I mean!!

Ruth - have fun at Bingo!

MMCK - congrats on the next pound! I lost 1/2 - 1 1/2 lbs a week. But, I ate WAY too many cashews, and I believe really increased muscle mass with running. So, I was happy with that!

Heidi - have a great day!

Karen- have fun with the mom daughter workout! My DD thinks it's fun to do Wii Yoga with me...very cute. SHe's so serious about it!

Lexiss - wow. grocery shopping at 6 am. At least it's not crowded, right? Good for you for bringing something healthy!

All the rest to follow - hope you have a fabulous Friday!

Me - well, work was busy, but nothing exciting...grateful for that. However. The evening...can be dismissed from my memory. I was getting something out of our fridge (in the new kitchen!), and I saw something fall from the top. It didn't register initially what it was, then I yelled, "oh my god"...my D, D, D, DH hadn't moved his FULL PAINT CAN on top of the fridge...and it was now ALL OVER my BRAND NEW (that's 8 days y'all) floor. I about cried. And we have a floating floor, so while pulling out the fridge, he tore the new floor.

I think I was good by telling him I was mad, just not mad at him, it was an accident. I am, however, going to chew the flooring guys ear off today!

Sorry, that was a vent!!

SO, hopefully today will be a better day. If it's not nasty out, I'll get an outdoor run in before going to work. Need to paint the pantry shelves (oops, suddenly we're out of primer...), and get some errands done too. I did tell my husband I wanted just a wee bit of time to myself today too, since the week has been so crazy!!)

cottagebythesea
01-22-2010, 07:13 AM
Twynn, what an awful "accident"! I hope your floor will clean up as good as new again after that! I bet your DH is more than happy to give you some "me" time today, since you didn't bite his head off!

tomandkara
01-22-2010, 07:17 AM
Ruth, it's frozen from the commissary. I refuse to eat corn on the cob unless it's from New Jersey. New Jersey makes the best corn. :) I'm not biased or anything.

Mmckellen, congrats on the pound! A pound down is a pound down!!!

Heidi, hope your day goes well!

Karen, I'm glad your funk is over. I got on the scale to see it hasn't moved at all in three days and it made me grumpy, but then I realized I am a good maintainer and that made me happy!

Debbie, I think it has something to do with a play that has the line "All silver and no brass". Maybe Linda has a better explanation?

Linda, I had oatmeal for dinner last night. It was yummy!

OH TAMMY! I feel so badly about what happened with your floor last night! I hope it can be cleaned up easily!

Kim_Star060404
01-22-2010, 07:43 AM
Thanks for starting us up, Cyndi! I hope you have a fun and fabulous Friday!

We love our Wii Fit, Kara (and Cottage), although we don't use it as often as Cyndi does. I do try to get on there enough to track my progress, though. I can't wait to hear how the derby goes!

I'm sure you'll make the best of the long bingo session today, Ruth. I hope it goes by quickly and that you can get on with a great weekend.

Congrats on the loss Mmckellan. Sorry your scale was such a tease, though. ;)

Hi, Heidi! I hope you get caught up with your day!

I'm glad you're out of your funk, WaistingTime. :hug: Shopping for a new computer will be a lot of fun. I can't wait until we're ready for an upgrade. Enjoy your mother-daughter workout!

The grocery store at 6 am must be so quiet and peaceful, Debbie. Ours doesn't open until 7, but I've only ventured there that early once and only because DH was sick. Hope you found plenty of day-old options!

Enjoy your 3-day weekend, Cottage!!

Twynn: OH NO!! I hope everything comes up alright! What a stressful thing to have happen...and you were so close to finishing! You'll have to take that "me" time by force if it doesn't just "happen". You need a break!!

Well, we were up a little earlier than usual today, so I think it's going to be an early Friday night for us. A big wind storm came through at about 2am and it caused these chains outside one of the windows (the hold the evaporative cooler up), came loose and started clanking around the side of the house. It was annoying, to say the least, so by 5:15, DH was outside re-securing them and we were all up and at'em. Coffee was made and happily consumed this morning. I'll consider it a weekend treat. :)

There isn't much going on the home-front, but work is CRAZY!! The state legislature changed all sorts of rules that have to do with my job, so I'm scrambling a bit to get that done and keep on top of my girls to get their things done. It's good, because we're all busy, but it is a bit stressful knowing our "district score" is pretty much riding on my shoulders. Oh well, after the middle of February I won't have to worry about any of it until June.

Well, I'm off to get a shower so I'm out of DH's way. Man, we're so off schedule this morning! See everyone later!

KatehSparrow
01-22-2010, 09:40 AM
Good morning everyone! Thank god it's Friday. =)

I'm about to head out the door to the dentist's office-- have to say its the first time I've really ever been excited to see him! Today I end my 8 year dental journey and I'm so excited! I'm genetically missing my two front laterals and it took A LOT of braces to get enough space for implants (why does everyone always think I'm talking about my boobies when I say implants?!) and today I'm getting crowns and veneers on other 4 of my front 6.

I'll be able to smile!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day, especially you Twynn! I hope the floor comes out beautiful with minimal harassment of the floor guys. :)

Toodles!

oopsmyhalofelloff
01-22-2010, 09:50 AM
TGIF beachers! I get such a late start to the day compared to most of you, I think I need to switch my hours at work so I can get on here earlier :)

Those of you with the Wii fit.. what is your favorite routines ? I just purchased one a few days ago so I'm just starting out, I love the hula hoop

KatehSparrow
01-22-2010, 09:55 AM
My family got a Wii fit plus for Christmas and I love the routine I created for myself under "My Routine" which is a mix of the yoga and strength training moves. I also LOVE super Hoola Hoop... and I love it when you get to the advanced one and you have to do it for a longer duration going right and left-- my high score is a little less than 2000. Hehe. I also love the bicycle game!

Lexxiss
01-22-2010, 10:32 AM
I took a long time looking at the store. I ordered a meat/cheese tray and was very picky getting SBD friendly bread...strawberries, blueberries and grapes....and some very bad sweet stuff which I won't touch. I think I'm going to appoint myself the new food chairwoman! :nono: :jeno: anymore!

Karen, glad you've defunked and can enjoy you m/d workout. I posted on your blog yesterday but must have missed the final button!

Cottage, enjoy your day off!

Twynn, soooo sorry! We have that floating floor in Alaska and a tear is devastating! No crowds at the store! haha

Kim, I'm imagining your DH on a ladder at 5am :fr: Busy busy! Take care!

Kate, good to see you this AM! What a success to be finally finishing your dental work! Congrats!

Oops, :wave: Aha! another Wii girl. I think we need a daily Wii thread! haha

Ok, I shot my AM at the store, but I'll be all read in the AM. Now it's time to get ready for my daily poolfest! Sunny and cool here, but the pool is always warming!

Enjoy your day everyone!

zeffryn
01-22-2010, 11:53 AM
Hey, everyone. Still playing nursemaid to my DS1 and now my DS2 who came down with a cold. exhausting.

anyway, had a quick question. Since I started Phase 1 -- well, I'll say, since I've had completely clean days I've been getting these weird cramps in my legs. They are painful, almost like a charlie horse, but quick and they don't have the tight twinge like a charlie horse. Any ideas?

WaistingTime
01-22-2010, 12:18 PM
Catching back up...

Debbie - Grocery at 6am - I am impressed. Wait... did that not happen after all?

Cottage - Happy weekend! My son is heading your way tomorrow; he goes to school about 4 an hour from Philly.

Twynn - Yikes! You have every right to vent. And to be mad. I hope the floor recovers.

Kara - Thanks:)

Kim - At least you can leave work for a few days and de-stress at home over the weekend.

Kate - Your smile was already beautiful - I can only imagine the size of your grin tomorrow.

Oops - Let me know how you like it. I keep thinking maybe I'll get one for my birthday this year.

Zeffryn - My first time on SB I got leg cramps at night. After some research I added magnesium and potassium supplements.

Back from working out with mom, grocery store, one other store with a winter sale and huge crowds. Next on agenda - cutting DS2's hair. I hate doing it but it's easy and saves time and money.

Happy Friday all:)

Pearlrose
01-22-2010, 12:40 PM
Good afternoon,

Can't seem to get here in the morning. Sounds like everyone is doing good for Friday.

Twynn how awful- I hope it cleans up easily for you.

KateSparrow- How exciting to be finished with your long journey for dental work.

As for me wfh- but super swamped, everything is going well should get a little break soon and I can check the freeze dried clothes to see if I can put another load in we are about out of towels in the house. LOL I think we are going to take DD2 to see the Tooth Fairy tonight.

Have a lovely Friday afternoon everyone.

tomandkara
01-22-2010, 12:52 PM
OH MY WORD we had the Spicy "Beef" Casserole with Mock Cornbread for dinner and it was SO YUMMY! I updated my previous post in the recipes section with my modifications if anyone is curious. We gave it two big thumbs up!!!

Kim, good luck with the new specifications. If anyone can get the work done right, I know you can!

Kate, I'm excited to hear about your dental work coming to an end! Congratulations!!!

Oops, I think we're getting a Wii Fit, too. I just talked to Tom about it and he was all for it. I told him how much all the girls on here liked it.

Zeffy, sorry the boys are sick! I have no ideas about the cramping but I wonder if you're dehydrated. Are you still nursing? I remember needing a lot more water when I was nursing.

Karen, I cut my son's hair, too. It is definitely a pain, but it's worth it to save the money! I used to cut Tom's hair but when he started losing it, he started shaving his head. That is much easier for me!

Rose, hope work settles soon!

zeffryn
01-22-2010, 01:00 PM
Kara, I cut DS1's hair too. #4 guard all around, trim around the ears and done! saves $15 and I can do it whenever I want.

I'm feeling icky today. I've felt a cold coming on for the past few days, but today seems to be the day it really sunk in. I've had chills and slight fever for the past hour or so, no appetite at all and I've had to force myself to drink water

cottagebythesea
01-22-2010, 01:31 PM
Kara, thanks for your input on that casserole. I was planning to make it for supper tonight, but Jake called from work and said we're definitely going out. I'll make it tomorrow night, instead. I'm going to go and read your modifications on the recipe right now. :)

I had just gotten home and put away all the groceries and was just making a cup of tea when Jake called and asked if I'd bring coffee for his crew that was working on the road about 12 miles from here. He works for the electric company and they are stringing new lines. I really didn't feel like going out again, but I know those guys must be pretty cold out there, so I was the good wife. It paid off, since I'm being treated to dinner. ;)

tomandkara
01-22-2010, 01:53 PM
Zeff, I use the #2 all over and then #1 up the back, with a taper to the top. :)

Linda, you are super duper!

WaistingTime
01-22-2010, 02:29 PM
Zeff and Kara - My son is almost 20... so he just gets a #8 all the way around. And lots of trimming around the ears and neck. But today the darn clippers wouldn't work. DH thinks he fixed them but I am sending DS to the shop with a coupon for a $5 cut. And he is old enough that I don't even have to go with him:)

DS 2 goes for a more expensive, professional cut, but only about every 4 months, with shaggy in between. He is a bit into his hair. But then again, he has very nice hair:)

Nice to digress from eating for a while. I have been fighting the urge to snack today. Not unhealthy, just food I don't need.

zeffryn
01-22-2010, 03:30 PM
My 13 year old nephew is like that, WaistingTime :) He has *Very* shaggy hair and refuses to do anything more than trim it "because the girls like it"...whatever. I'm not sure whether a girl has actually TOLD him this, or if he just noticed a few looking his way. Either way, it is funny watching a boy progress into a teenager...rather terrifying, but funny nonetheless.

tomandkara
01-22-2010, 05:50 PM
Oh my word, you're hilarious! My brother (who will be 17 in two weeks) went through a long hair phase and it drove my mother crazy. I thought he looked cute. His hair wasn't scraggly, but it was past his ears. When Connor's hair gets too long, it just grows up and out. We call him Mushroom Head. And then trim it.

zeffryn
01-22-2010, 06:57 PM
My Connor's hair is a giant, bushy head of blonde hair that never sits down. Right now, he has a fan of hair across the top of his head. Too cute!

tomandkara
01-22-2010, 07:13 PM
Must be in the name! :lol:

CyndiM
01-22-2010, 08:45 PM
:wave: so it took me all day to get back here

Kara - Isn't that recipe good? I was so surprised at how much we liked it.
Hope you enjoy the Wii. It will be great for the kids too. It's nothing like the intense workouts you are used to but it is a fun way to get some extra exercise in. I love my 30 minute morning routine, doesn't burn a lot of calories but gets me all stretched and warmed up for the day.

Ruth - Here's to a fabulous evening. May I suggest a bubble bath and a Scotch?

Mmckellen - Scale will make you crazy but it's nice to see movement. I'm still mulling over your thread yesterday but I definitely can relate. I would love to find another job, almost any other job, right now.

Heidi - Did the rest of the day slow down?

WaistingTime - a successful and loss less computer transition to you. I have just one DD so no home hair cuts. I have this picture of myself at 5 with Mom bangs. I vowed never to do that to my child ;)

Cottage - you are a good wife. Hope you were well rewarded. The day didn't live up to the billing but it was uneventful and that's a good thing too sometimes. Oh, I enjoyed the oatmeal though I overheated it. I liked the texture very much and will try it again. I bought some unsweetened hemp milk to try. Gotta get those omega-3s in

Debbie - Hope the pool was lovely and the afternoon too :)

Twynn - :eek: Hope they were able to get your floor back to looking like new. You're more patient than me. I'd have been using my creative vocabulary

Kim - not the best way to start your day. I hope the rest improved and you are enjoying date night

Kateh - Hope all went well at the dentist's office. I love the skateboard and advanced step on the Wii. Hey, we are thinking of going to Paul & Elizabeth's this weekend for lunch then off to Trader Joe's and Avatar in 3D in Hadley. It's one of our favorite weekend day activities :)

Oops - I have a morning routine of yoga and strength then play with the step, hula hoop, skateboard, bike and other stuff. I wouldn't do all of my exercise on it but it's a great way to boost your exercise, much healthier than sitting on the computer or watching tv.

Zeff - Hope you get that cold out of your system fast.

Pearl - What did you think of Tooth Fairy?

:jig:by George I think I did it :) My day was completely dull and uneventful. The BFH was only in about 15 minutes and we spent a quiet day just doing our thing. I had an excellent PT session. Ever have a constant low level pain (think tooth ache in a joint) day after day and suddenly it goes away for a few hours? Made my day.

Weird question but you gals seem to know everything - anyone ever try an inversion table? I'm thinking of getting one for my back issues. The PT suggested I look into one. Of course I can't resist the idea of one I can do crunches on. The PT frequently just rolls her eyes at me ;)

I'm going to spend a quiet evening with a good glass of red wine then maybe an early bedtime and a good book. Hope your evening is equally satisfying :)

rdw1
01-22-2010, 09:06 PM
Cyndi- I asked in another thread but can't find it- hows the gf thing goin? can you tell a big difference?

CyndiM
01-22-2010, 09:24 PM
Rikki- I'm feeling better overall - happier tummy, clear skin though still not getting the weight off. I'm slowly reintroducing foods to see if I can identify the problem. I eliminated gluten, all sugars including artificial, dairy and soy so it's a slow process. I'm reintroducing less processed versions first (tempeh not veggie burgers). Of course I decided that wine could not possibly cause a problem though I am drinking organic sulfite free ;) Thanks for asking. Bet that was a more complicated answer than you expected ;)

rdw1
01-22-2010, 09:31 PM
Nope- sounds like you eliminated like I did the first time, but I never made it through the whole elimination process... but I did figure out that the worst reaction seems to be when I have gluten and dairy together... Glad you're feeling better! its so hard to determine all the reactions!

WaistingTime
01-22-2010, 10:44 PM
Cyndi - my DH has one and likes it. He thinks it helps his back and he does sit ups on it. Well.. not sit ups... but upside-down-ups:)

KatehSparrow
01-22-2010, 11:56 PM
Its amazing what a few pieces of porcelain can do for a person's self esteem. Things went great at the dentist's office and I can't stop smiling now! I feel beautiful -blush- . Thank you all for your encouragement!!

Cyndi- I am HORRIBLE at the skateboarding. My mom is really good at the advanced step and she loves the game where you bump bubbles to add up numbers. I frequent that movie theater as well! Small world. I head back up on Sunday and I'm super excited!