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MELODY525
01-31-2010, 04:10 PM
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:val3:HERE WE ARE.....LANDING IN FEBRURARY. THE MONTH OF LOVE :love:

:val1:THE GOAL FOR THIS MONTH SHOULD BE THAT WE ALL LOVE OUR BODIES AND TREAT THEM BETTER. AFTER ALL....THEY GOT US THIS FAR! :belly:

:val2:CHEERS TO A WONDERFUL MONTH FILLED WITH GOOD HEALTH AND SOME GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS :cheers:


MELODY525
01-31-2010, 04:37 PM
:cb: JUST BUMPING IT UP OVER JANUARY :carrot:

happy2bme
01-31-2010, 08:26 PM
Reposting the pic of my frozen car...

This is a picture from my driveway. The lowest tree branches generally hang above the garage roof. As the freezing rain progressed throughout the day, the branches started to hang lower and lower until they eventually engulfed the car and touched ground. Looking at it, it sort of looks like the branches are in front of and away from the car, but they are actually surrounding the car. I would have to break branches to get in either door. DH tried to scrape the ice off the windows but could not get to most of them. Should be 48 degrees tomorrow so the ice should be melted by sunset.

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Shad
02-01-2010, 02:51 AM
Hey Mel, I thought I saw a rose there today, oh it has just arrived, some minutes after the rest of the thread and Happy's car.

Happy, I showed the pic to my Canadian friend in the office, he shivered, mentioned that he had been there, done that, then turned on the aircon and said he was getting hot and was sorry I was going to be cold. But I left the office anyway and said he could happily live in the fridge if he wanted, but I had work to do. He came into the store later on only to hear me give Chief D*ckwit a dressing down. I didn't mince words either and told him he was as thick as two short planks and half as bl**dy useful and suggested he might remove himself from my sight for the afternoon - and I have long distance vision. Talk about a short retention span and a thick head. Anyway, the Canadian from the fridge sort of stood there with his mouth open. He didn't think I knew words like that. He also tells me that when I get mad, my elocution becomes cut glass accent and he hopes that he never has to be the receiver of my temper. Apparently it is amusing to hear someone with a accent using gutter words. But it did the trick since I haven't seen d*ckwit since.
Anyway to cut a long story short, I hope the branches frozen to the car do not damage the paintwork for you.

I did go back and see the other posts, however my brain being what it is at this time of night, I can't remember it all.

Michelle - I think you are on a loss for the week. Well done. And good on you for the exercise as well. I really need to get my act together as I am not doing as well as I should. With the constipation, I am putting on weight again as well. Not much but enough to annoy.

Annie, hope mum is doing okay. You sound like you need a holiday my friend.

Ceejay - snow in the tropics - well nearly tropics. It is amazing.

Yesterday I did a Laura and didn't get out of my jammies for the entire morning. I didn't end up going out, just didn't feel like it, so I wandered across to the shopping centre and bought a few things I needed and have wanted for a while. Then I came back and watched some footy, the news and the men's tennis final which went on and on and on. I wanted to go to bed but couldn't until I had got Roger over the line. Consequently I am paying for it today. I've been half asleep (and half mad - see above) all day.
So now that I am home, I have poured myself a glass of wine and will get some dinner in a minute. Early night tonight I think.

And with that I am off. See ya

MELODY525
02-01-2010, 08:45 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS. I FEEL LIKE SOMEONE STOLE MY WEEKEND. SO MAYBE I WILL HAVE TO TAKE SOME OF THIS WEEK FOR MYSELF. THE KITCHEN RENNO IS INCOMPLETE. I LET THE LUNCH WOMAN IN AT 6:30 AND SHE OF COURSE IS NOT HAPPY. TOUGH. TAKE IT OUT ON THE OFFICE PEOPLE AT 9 AM! I AM GETTING OFF HERE AND MIGHT TAKE A LITTLE SNOOZE. VERY SLEEPY. THIS IS DEFINITELY A LAURA/SHAD JAMMIES DAY. THERE IS NOTHING NEW HERE TO REPORTANYWAY. :beach:
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY :moped:



HAPPY~ I WAS GOING TO BRING THAT PICTURE HERE LAST NIGHT AND FORGOT. I SHOWED THE KIDS AND THEY WERE SHOCKED SO MUCH ICE CAN BE DOWN BY YOU AND CEEJAY EVEN THOUGH WE SEE IT ON THE TV. STAY WARM!


SHAD~ HOPE YOU AREN'T BEATING ANYONE UP. IF YOU DO DENY EVERYTHING!!! HAD A LAUGH AT THE MR. AIR-CON MAN!! I LOVE WHEN MOTA AND SAL BEGIN TO CURSE AND THEIR ACCENTS GET EVEN STRONGER WHEN THEY ARE ANGRY. IT'S TOO FUNNY. ONE IS SPANISH THE OTHER ITALIAN BUT THE WTF BECOMES "WHAT THE FOOK IS WRONG WITH EVERYONE". IT'S HARD NOT TO LAUGH WHILE THEY ARE THROWING A FIT. BUT TELL THE CANADIAN THAT I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE ON THE RECEIVING END OF YOUR LASHINGS EITHER........ACCENT OR NOT :rofl:

diyana
02-01-2010, 09:28 AM
Happy February ladies -

And Happy Groundhog's Eve!! Hopefully, the little groundhog does NOT see his shadow so we can have an early spring! We're actually going to have a warm-ish week with temps in the upper 20s and low 30s. It may snow tonight and tomorrow, but hopefully not more than a couple inches.

I got a lot of work done over the weekend...and still managed a little bit of time for relaxation. I made probably the best roast I've ever done last night! Yummy! I bought a sirloin roast because it was on sale. I pan seared it first and then put it in the crock pot with onions, potatoes, carrots and celery. I seasoned it with garlic and mixed a package of Beef Stew seasoning and a package of Lipton Beefy Onion soup mix with water. I let it cook in the crock pot on high for 6.5 hours. It was SOOO tender and SOOO yummy and SOOO easy!

I was still sore yesterday from Saturday's exercise. In fact, I'm a little stiff today as well. But I managed 40 minutes of step on the Wii Fit, and tonight will be 1/2 hour of Zumba. I was going to do strength training and two 1/2 hour long Zumba classes...but I think my body will likely tell me that one class is plenty for today.

Happy - That photo of your car surrounded by ice covered tree branches is surreal. I hope you made it to work okay today. The mango salsa sounds so yummy! Since you asked, no I haven't finished revamping my website. I've been really busy on websites for two clients. In fact, I'm handling all of the online marketing for one client....Facebook, Twitter, blogging, etc.

Mel - Thanks for starting the February thread. Such a gorgeous rose! Definitely brightened up my Monday! Great thoughts about loving and caring for our bodies! :) Someone stole your weekend? What a rotten thing to do! I wanted to have a Laura/Shad jammies day today...but had to get to the office.

Shad - Wow, so you let the d*ckwit have it?! YGG! Too funny that you also managed to put a bit of fear and trepidation into the Canadian! Like you, I stayed up late last night watching sports. I'm hoping the caffeine kicks in soon.

Annie - I hope DS liked his special dinner last night. I'm sure you have a very heavy heart today. I'm sending you lots and lots of :hug: When my ex was in the Army, he got a bit of a vacay/break after Basic Training/AIT, so hopefully your DS will be able to come home for a bit at that time.

Laura - Did you have a nice weekend? Did you have to get together with bf's family?

I've got lots to get done today, so I'd better get on it. I'll check in later!

Love you all lots,

happy2bme
02-01-2010, 09:30 AM
Good morning ladies,

Happy February. Thanks for setting us up Mel. Sorry I dropped off yesterday Shad - the power blipped enough to send me into a reboot last night - figured that was nature's way of saying to go to bed. I tossed and turned for almost 2 hours after that - am very sleepy today.

As you can see we didn't get much snow but lots of ice. I can't get my car out today so DH will have to drive me (I don't like driving his car, it sits low and the headlights from on coming traffic bother me). So I need to get out of here. Will catch up with you lot at lunch time.

Ta ta, hope you all had a good weekend even if it did fly by like me and Mel's. :wave:

diyana
02-01-2010, 09:41 AM
Happy - You are this morning's sneaker inner. Sorry that you can't get your car out, but glad that DH is going to drive you to work. Wishing you a great Monday!

annie175
02-01-2010, 09:57 AM
Happy February Monday Ladies...........

The weekend with DS was fabulous. We had such a great time. Visited with momma, went to dinner, went to a movie that I had seen before but DS was wanting to see "Blind Side". It was a great movie so I didn't mind seeing it again. Then we went to this country bar, as DS is such a hick, and didn't get home till about 1:00 am. Sunday was the big dinner, we had 15 people, played cards, watched some skiing on the tube, then DS and I went to get his "necessities" for basic. 4 pairs of tidie whities, paper, stamps, envelopes, bar of soap and container, etc etc. He left last night, I will see hime tomorrow night for a couple of hours before he takes off. Please send me strength and encouragement, I will need it so I don't blubber in front of him. Lord knows I did enough of that last night after he left.

Took mom some spaghetti also, she loved it. Gobbled it down in a flash. She made me smile, said she missed my cooking....bless her heart.

I am well adjusting to the decaf living. After the first week or so, it has not been too awful bad. Have had headaches off and on but not steady. It is amazing what all has caffeine in it, beside coffee, tea and chocolate. Have been also drinking more water and decaf green tea.

Not seeing Mike anymore. I think he decided not to be patient with me and moved on. Can't say that I blame him. He called me on Friday to chat and mentioned he was meeting someone else Friday night for a drink. I told him to have a good time. Funny thing, I truly meant it. I guess he did as I have not heard from him since. LOL MAO. Which also proves to me he was out more for the sex rather than getting to know me. I am so very proud of myself with this relationship. I ROCK!! Of course, I couldn't have done it without all my bestest worldlies advice and support. YOU ALL ROCK!!

Chelle...don't get to hurting too much with the exercise that you cannot do it all. That might be a downfall for you. You are welcome, love momma hen.

Shad...glad the internet connection is much better, I have missed hearing your quick wittedness and great advice.

Ceejay, Happy...can't remember all that you wrote in the other thread altho I do know you had some crappy weather. Hope you are out from under it now.

MELLIE...relax darlin' and take er easy. Have some Mellie days with this cold snap. Stay in toastie warm. Speaking of toasties. CVS sells toastie toes (feet warmers) you put in your shoes. You might pop some in your house slippers.

Laura...stay OP? or do you need a rolling pin bop?

Hey's to anyone I may have missed.

Love and Hugs,

diyana
02-01-2010, 10:33 AM
Annie - I'm so glad you had a nice weekend with DS and a great visit with Momma. So nice that she appreciates your good cooking!! I am definitely sending you strength in terms of DS. Though you don't need it...for you are stronger than you know. As for Mike, I am SOOOO proud of you, girlfriend! You definitely ROCK!!

Thanks for the momma hen advice. I'm not hurting so much that I can't exercise. I'm just feeling a fair bit of the good kind of sore. And I am definitely listening to my body telling me what it can and cannot handle at any given moment. Yesterday was a much less intense workout, but I still moved for 45 minutes, so that's good. I'm getting another cortisone shot in my back in two weeks, which will mean no exercise for a couple days. So I want to make sure my metabolism is good and revved before the break.

What worries me the most is I'm supposed to work a booth for my pet sitting website client at a Pet Expo on Saturday...for anywhere from 4 to 6 hours. She doesn't want people sitting at the booth, but I already explained that I HAVE to take short sitting breaks from time to time for the sake of my back. It's weird how my body can do Zumba, strength training and even step aerobics, but long periods of standing and walking are a :nono: Well, I'll sit when I need to sit and if she doesn't like it...too bad. :snooty:

annie175
02-01-2010, 11:35 AM
Exactly Chelle....it took me a long time to realize this life is about me first, if I am not in a good place mentally and physically, how can I be of any help to others. Good for you. Take a cushion also for sitting.

Laura705
02-01-2010, 01:25 PM
Hey everyone – just getting caught up on the thread. I had a decent weekend. Frustrating entertaining w/ bf because he springs last minute changes on me, but everyone had a good time at our dinner party on Sat. night. We need to do more entertaining since it keeps the house cleaner, LOL. I didn't do much of anything yesterday, but it was relaxing. I forgot my sandwich and my pedometer today. Grrr. Speaking of my pedometer – Bf and I took doggy for a walk on Sat. and I took another dogwalk yesterday and even though each walk's route was different, the steps for each were only different by 2 steps! Both were 1.09 miles, according to my pedometer. I think I'm going to name my pedometer instead of typing "pedometer". Any ideas?

Shad – Yay for affordable internet access! I do agree with you about butter. I don't use butter much, but when I do, I prefer the real thing. Especially for baking. Your latest assignment must be something else if they even have you labeling inventory!! But if that's what you had to do to get to root of the issue, so be it. I wonder if the tongue lashing witnessed by that Canadian will moderate the temps in your office space… I happen to agree that there's still not nearly enough awareness of ID fraud. I was a guest at another office building last week for a seminar and the security desk scanned my drivers' license. I was hoping that the security folks have enough controls in place when they collect that info.

Mel – Thanks for starting our February thread! I hope you enjoyed the good-looking construction guys, and will enjoy the new community kitchen! As far as unplanned things…one couple for dinner turned into two couples, and guess what time bf told me? 3 PM, about 3 -4 hours before our guests were due to arrive! Grrrr. At that point, I said, this is your baby - do what you want. I did a good amount of prep – baked brownies for dessert, cleaned house, etc. I have to admit, entertaining is a good opportunity to do really good clean-ups! :D

Ceejay – Hope you're making your way alright in this snow – be safe! We're supposedly getting a dusting/coating tonight.

Michelle – You really got a workout w/ that supersized Zumba class! Good job. I took doggy for walks on Saturday and Sunday but didn't go to the gym on Sunday. I did enjoy our little soiree, in spite of bf's last minute changes. Nope, didn't go to bf's mom's place on Sunday. Bf had decided after looking at the ugly recliner slipcover for a week that he didn't want it, so we returned it on Sunday– yay. I totally agree w/ you about standing and taking sitting breaks – I had to stand on the train last week for my entire ride (40-45 min), and my back was getting tired. Another good reason for me to get back into Pilates! Definitely take those breaks!

Happy – Sounds like you got a doozy of an ice storm. Good thing you could catch a ride from DH. Hope all that ice melts soon and that your landscaping didn't suffer permanent damage. That mango salsa sounds yummy.

Annie – I'm so glad you had a great weekend w/ DS and the family and got DS all set to go. Sending strength and encouragement!!! Congrats on kicking the caffeine! I guess things w/ Mike are all for the best – you're both moving on. Let's see who E-CVS finds for you now, LOL. I think I need a rolling pin bop. My weekends tend to be no P, and this weekend was definitely off track – bf made ribs, mac n cheese & green beans for our dinner party, and someone brought read beans and rice, and we also made sangria. Yum.

Happy Monday/Tuesday all!

diyana
02-01-2010, 03:40 PM
A friend emailed this to me and I just HAD to post it. I can totally relate!!

WOMAN'S WEEK AT THE GYM

If you read this without laughing out loud, there is something wrong with you. This is dedicated to everyone who ever attempted
to get into a regular workout routine.

Dear Diary,
For my birthday this year, I purchased a week of personal training at the local health club.
Although I am still in great shape since being a high school football
cheerleader 43 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try.
I called the club and made my reservations with a personal trainer named
Christo, who identified himself as a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swim wear.
Friends seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started!
The club encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress.
________________________________
MONDAY:
Started my day at 6:00 a.m. Tough to get out of bed, but found it was
well worth it when I arrived at the health club to find Christo waiting
for me. He is something of a Greek god-- with blond hair, dancing eyes, and a dazzling white smile. Woo Hoo!!
Christo gave me a tour and showed me the machines.
I enjoyed watching the skillful way in which he conducted his aerobics class after my workout today. Very inspiring!
Christo was encouraging as I did my sit-ups, although my gut was already aching from holding it in the whole time he was around.
This is going to be a FANTASTIC week!!
________________________________
TUESDAY:
I drank a whole pot of coffee, but I finally made it out the door.
Christo made me lie on my back and push a heavy iron bar into the air then he put weights on it!
My legs were a little wobbly on the treadmill, but I made the full mile.
His rewarding smile made it all worthwhile.
I feel GREAT! It's a whole new life for me.
_______________________________
WEDNESDAY:
The only way I can brush my teeth is by laying the toothbrush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it.
I believe I have a hernia in both pectorals.
Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer or stop. I parked on top of a GEO in the club parking lot.
Christo was impatient with me, insisting that my screams bothered other club members.
His voice is a little too perky for that early in the morning and when he scolds, he gets this nasally whine that is VERY annoying.
My chest hurt when I got on the treadmill, so Christo put me on the stair monster.
Why the heck would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by elevators?
Christo told me it would help me get in shape and enjoy life.
He said some other crap too.
_______________________________
THURSDAY:
Butthole was waiting for me with his vampire-like teeth exposed as his thin, cruel lips were pulled back in a full snarl.
I couldn't help being a half an hour late-- it took me that long to tie my shoes.
He took me to work out with dumbbells.
When he was not looking, I ran and hid in the restroom. He sent some skinny witch to find me.
Then, as punishment, he put me on the rowing machine-- which I sank.
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FRIDAY:
I hate that demon Christo more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world.
Stupid, skinny, anemic, anorexic, little aerobic instructor.
If there was a part of my body I could move without unbearable pain, I would beat him with it.
Christo wanted me to work on my triceps. I don't have any triceps!
And if you don't want dents in the floor, don't hand me the darn barbells or
anything that weighs more than a sandwich.
The treadmill flung me off and I landed on a health and nutrition teacher.
Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like the drama coach or the choir director?
________________________________
SATURDAY:
Satan left a message on my answering machine in his grating, shrilly voice wondering why I did not show up today.
Just hearing his voice made me want to smash the machine with my planner; however, I lacked the
strength to even use the TV remote and ended up catching eleven straight hours of the Weather Channel..
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SUNDAY:
I'm having the Church van pick me up for services today so I can go and thank GOD that this week is over.
I will also pray that next year my husband will choose a gift for me that is fun-- like a root canal or a hysterectomy.
I still say if God had wanted me to bend over, he would have sprinkled the floor with diamonds!!!

diyana
02-01-2010, 04:15 PM
Laura - I agree that occasional entertaining helps keep the house clean. That's the motivation I need too. :lol: Sorry bf sprung an extra couple on you at the last minute, but glad it all worked out okay. I hate standing on a train or a bus mostly because I'm short and it's sometimes hard to find stuff to hold on to, but I usually end up doing it because DH can't stand because the jolting/lurching of the vehicle really messes with his knees.

annie175
02-01-2010, 04:52 PM
Geez Chelle...LMAOOL WROTFL

annie175
02-01-2010, 04:55 PM
Laura...you might trying to skip weekends so you can stay OP.

ceejay52
02-01-2010, 05:34 PM
Happy
This scene was our area last year. Our snow is not wanting to leave. Had to drive this morning and it was not fun. I'm a whimp when it comes to things like this.

Annie
Glad you had some well deserved down time with your son.

Michelle
To cute about the gym.

Mel
You deserve an extra day off. Tell them I told you it was okay to do.

More Later.

MELODY525
02-01-2010, 06:22 PM
REMIND ME NEVER TO SAY IN ADVANCE THAT I AM TAKING A JAMMIES DAY. IT WAS ANYHTHING BUT A PJ DAY. FIRST JEN AND RICHIE RAN INTO PROBLEMS. HIS NAME IS NOT ON ANY UTILITY BILLS AND JEN WILL HAVE TO GO BACK WITH HIM TO MOTOR VEHICLES AND SIGN A DECLARATION AS TO WHERE HE LIVES. GOD HELP US SINCE 911 AND ALL THE NEW MV RULES. OF COURSE JEN NEEDED A HUNDRED FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION TO PROVE SHE'S WHO SHE IS SO THAT SHE CAN PROVE WHO HE IS AND HE IS NOT AN IRAQI! :rofl: RICHIE SAID HE IS SO DARK EVERYONE LOOKS AT HIM FUNNY IN THERE :rofl:
THEN THERE WAS ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER WHILE I WAS IN THE OFFICE MAKING THE KIDS COPIES. ONE VENDOR WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE ME I THOUGHT HE WOULD CRY WITH RELIEF. I GOT HIM OUT OF THERE IN 2 SECONDS FLAT. POOR SOD. IT WOULD TAKE ME ALL NIGHT JUST TO TYPE ALL THE OTHER STUFF AND IT WAS ALL BS!!! ABSURD.
ANYWAY...IT KEPT ME BUSY AND I DIDN'T FALL ASLEEP AGAIN. SO MAYBE I WILL SLEEP BETTER TONITE. :cloud9: I AM FREEZING STILL AND NEED A SHOWER. SO LATER GATORS. HAVE A GREAT NIGHT....OH REMINDS ME WHY I CAME HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE......I WILL BE MIA TOMORROW. SHOPPING AND SOME MORE OFFICE STUFF.
SO WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY TUESDAY!


MICHELLE~ BY THE TIME YOU GET DONE WITH ALL THIS EXERCISING, YOU'LL NEED MORE THAN ONE SHOT!! :rollpin: HOPE ALL GOES WELL AT THE FAIR AND LIKE ANNIE SAID...BRING A CUSHION FOR WHEN YOU SIT.


ANNIE...I CANNOT BEGIN TO FEEL WHAT YOU ARE FEELING ABOUT YOUR SON LEAVING. STAY STRONG MY FRIEND AND YOU CAN FALL APART AFTER HE'S OUT OF HIS LINE OF SIGHT. SEND HIM OFF WITH LOVE AND GOOD THOUGHTS. WILL BE PRAYING FOR HIM OVER HERE IN JERSEY :hug:


LAURA....MAYBE I SHOULD SAVE THE ROLLING PIN FOR YOUR BF INSTEAD OF BEATING MICHELLE OVER THE HEAD WITH IT EACH DAY :rollpin: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SMACK SOME SENSE INTO HIM :rofl: BUT I DO HOPE YOU HAD SOME FUN IN THERE SOMEHOW!!! SAVE ME SOME DESSERT!! :hun: HOWS THE KNEES..WAS IT KNEES????


HAPPY~ HOPE YOU GET TO THAW OUT THE CAR SOON. HOW ABOUT A HAIR DRYER AND A LONG EXTENSION CORD??? I WISH WE WOULD WARM UP A BIT MORE. TODAY WAS DANG COLD IN THE LOBBY FLOOR. STAY WARM!


CEEJAY~ I WAS A WIMPY SNOW DRIVER TOO IN MY TIME. HOPE YOUR SNOW MELTS REAL SOON. NOT LIKE YOU GUYS GET A LOT OF PRACTICE AT WINTERY DRIVING...AND THERE IS ENTIRELY TOO MUCH ICE DOWN YOUR WAY!! :hug: STAY WARM & SAFE!!! I WILL HAVE TO TELL THE OFFICE TOMORROW YOU SAID I COULD HAVE A MELLIE JAMMIE DAY!! I LOST THE BATTLE OF THE PJ'S TODAY!!! :cry:

:wave: HELLO MISS SHAD! HOPE THE OTHER WORLDLIES FIND OUR BREADCRUMB TRAIL TOO!!

Laura705
02-01-2010, 09:02 PM
Michelle - That joke was too funny! :rofl:

Ceejay - Sorry you had to drive on the icy/snowy roads today. I hope tomorrow is better!

Annie - You're right, maybe I need to get a 2nd job at my neighborhood CVS for the weekends! I'd be moving around a bit and not eating, and who couldn't use some extra cash? Besides Oprah, Trump, etc. And if bf keeps being a dufus and I give him the boot, I could maybe meet someone new...

Mel - Bf is lucky we were in public when he told me last minute that a 2 more people were coming to our dinner or he might have been in close contact w/ that rolling pin!! I did, however, enjoy myself - good company and good sangria, LOL. :cheers: It was my knee, and it's better now.

Nighty night all (Good afternoon Shad)!

Shad
02-02-2010, 06:09 AM
Sangria, did someone say sangria. Oh Yum. I'm coming to :hungry: dinner. :whoo:

Well maybe d*ckwit has more ideas than I thought he had - he stayed away for most of the day today. It was a fairly normal day with a few more problems surfacing - most of which are caused by people rather than the system. They just don't understand the transparency and swear black and blue IT WASN'T ME until you show them the name of the user. Then it is, as always the fault of the training given because they weren't able to get to class. I still have to do the labelling and try to keep the ball rolling. It seems that I am the only one of the project team left standing now, so I have to think about all the modules, not just the ones I know about.

Mel - maybe I should send a bunch of Maori over there to invade the MV department. Most of them are darker than Richie and twice as fearsome. They could take the heat off Jen and Richie any day.

Happy - no problem. I knew you were off to bed anyway. Thought you had just gone to sleep over the computer. DS2 did that the other day. Chatting away for a while and then dead silence. Later he came back and told me that he had nodded off. Must be my amazing conversational skills.

With that, I need to go to bed. I've been uncommonly tired lately. Don't seem to be able to stand late hours anymore. See ya all. Take care.

happy2bme
02-02-2010, 09:17 AM
Good morning chicks,

My computer was hosed up yesterday so I finally relented and called the tech guys to give it a clean up. They kept it most of the day and when I got it back, they did the drop and run "call us if anything isn't right" as they fade off running fast before I can check. Of course all my program links are broken and I can't get into my email - gee I backed up your files but someone ELSE put them in the wrong place, call the help desk and put in a ticket.... It's month end and I can't get into my reports program because it needs to be set up with the access code and login that is contained within and email I CAN'T GET TO. This is a common program most everyone in tech uses and they KNOW you lose the info when you re-image the computer. Think they'd tell you to make a screen print ahead of time? :no: and the bloke was puffing his chest telling me how fabulous and great he was - best tech of the lot, place would crumble to the ground without him. So I lost most of yesterday and will probably lose a good part of productivity today. What was it Laura said about dufus men? :rolleyes: The bigger the ego, the larger the dufus gene. ;)

Shad - had a good laugh at the Canadian running scared from you - I'm surprised word hasn't gotten around that when a little duck talks, people should listen. Almost spit my coffee at the idea of you preaching from atop a ladder :rofl: Get 'em educated any way you can :lol:

Laura - glad you had a good time despite the "oh by the way" from BF. Sangria helps make things cheerier - all that good fruit and stuff. It even has a fun name. :cheers:

Oh shoot - DH is up and I forgot to put on a pot of coffee. I am always berating him about doing that to me - back at lunch time ladies...

annie175
02-02-2010, 09:40 AM
Tuesday...and we are off.......

My iron must be low, depressed, stressed, brain full...I don't know. Went to bed at 6:30 last night and still didn't want to get up this morning. I think I need some serious Calgon to take me away to a better place. Was I that bad in my previous life?

I brought all the leftovers for everyone at lunch today. Spaghetti, Cauliflower salad, and better than s*x cake. Probably enough to feed 6 people.

Guess who called yesterday about 5:00 pm. Yep, you guessed it, sausage fingers Mike himself. Just chit chatted, nothing important, nothing about going out or anything. Weird.

Happy....don't you feel lost without your computer? I always do. It is never returned how we knew it either. IT just does what they have to, to make it work, and in any order.

Shad...you are a hoot!

Laura...I have decided all men lack women skills, none are any better than the other. Some can be tweaked, others not so much.

MELLIE, MELLIE, MELLIE...you should know better than to go down to the office. You never get out of there without be harrassed. Thanks for the prayers from Jersey. I will take all the prayers I can get.

Chelle...all the exercising, can you walk today?

Hey to Ceejay and all the rest.

Love and Hugs,

diyana
02-02-2010, 01:06 PM
It has not been a Happy Tuesday -

In fact, it's been the day from **** so far at work. But I'm trying to stay optimistic that it will get better by the afternoon. I succumbed to a donut...7 points, at least I kept it to only 1. I've pretty much used up all my extra weekly points (after the donut). I haven't added in the points I earned exercising, which is a lot, but I usually don't add those in. Oh well. We'll see what happens on Thursday at weigh in.

It's not all bad though. At least I have a job, and a lot of other wonderful blessings in my life. :)

Ceejay - Glad you got to work and home safely. I hope the roads were better today.

Mel - Don't work too hard today...you definitely deserve a jammies Mellie day.

Shad - Good that the d*ckwits are staying away.

Happy - I don't even want to talk about tech or lost files or anything. Today has been bad. Some d*ckwit that shouldn't have had access to my team's development folder deleted EVERYTHING, including the reports that were done and ready to move to Production. *sigh* I've spanned such a range of emotions today from denial, anger, depression and now I think I'm in acceptance. Hopefully another tech team can restore some of the files, but that will take a couple days and the latest changes will be lost. :faint:

Annie - 6:30 bedtime sounds lovely. I could use a night like that. WTF, why did Mike call? Maybe the gal he met wasn't that great after all. Butthead. I can walk today, sort of. And I'm going to Zumba tonight. I REALLY need the endorphins today.

I'm gonna go grab a salad for an early lunch. Need to get the heck away from my desk. *sigh*

Talk to you chicks later!

Love and hugs,

Laura705
02-02-2010, 02:28 PM
Sounds like a lot of computer problems going around and not a very happy Tuesday in general. Nothing much to report on my end. We had a bit of snow, maybe an inch or two. Last night I did two BE workouts. Tonight we're seeing the movie "Crazy Heart".

Shad - LOL re those that claim they didn't do whatever it is that you can darn well see they did do!

Happy - I hope you're back and running on e-mail, etc. It is annoying that IT doesn't seem to tell you the really useful things.

Annie - Good for you taking all that leftover food to work. What's the deal w/ Mike?

Michelle - I hope your day gets better from here on out. Enjoy Zumba tonight!

happy2bme
02-02-2010, 03:21 PM
well I'm sorry :mad: twice I have tried to comment while eating my healthy veggie soup and people keep coming up and asking me to do stuff. Month end - ooofduh! :tantrum:

diyana
02-02-2010, 03:48 PM
Laura - We got a little snow (1"-2") as well. Light fluffy stuff, so I might try to clear the driveway before going to Zumba (if it hasn't melted already). Good for you for doing TWO BE workouts!! That's awesome!! :cheer2: My day is sort of getting better. The reports that the person deleted can be restored, but it will take a couple days.

Happy - Good girl, eating veggie soup! We're not only dealing with month end, but also fiscal year end. Ugh.

annie175
02-02-2010, 04:48 PM
Chelle...sorry about the puter and nib sh*ts getting in and FN it all up. That is exactly what I told my friend about Mike, it probably didn't work out with the other date so he called me. Men and computers can jump in the lake and I will NOT be sending in life preservers.

Laura...yeah, I figured if I brought it to work, I couldn't eat as much. It actually ended up feeding 7 people and there is still a bit of spaghetti left.

Doctor called me and said my parathyroid level was a bit high. Supposed to be between 10-55 mine was 80. I see my bariatric doc next Tuesday then my MD wants me to see an endocrinologist (SP). The only thing is my calcium level is normal. Calcium is usually high also when the parathyroid level is high. Go figure. Anyone know anything about this stuff?? Please comment..as I know you will....

Have a great night, supposed to have dinner with my son but still waiting on his call.

ceejay52
02-02-2010, 08:13 PM
Annie
Could your parathyroid be causing you to feel tired? When my aunt had her surgery (parathyroid removal) last year her cacium was high.It may depend on which little guy it is.

Happy and Michelle
Computer woes at the end of the month. Ouch. My reports have been handed in as of yesterday.

Happy
Your veggie soup sounds good on a cold day.

I have been in a feeding freenzie today. Not enough planning. I'm stopping by the grocery store on the way home.

Shad
02-03-2010, 05:30 AM
Evening all,

Not much happening today. A quiet day on the workforce with only the constant barrage of - Joy a question for you? - the usual bunch of how comes and a thought that maybe life in the computer age is not as bad as first thought. Well hallelujah.

Some computer woes this morning but I think they have to do with month end rather than anything else stupid. Wouldn't you think that having put in a project of this size that they would advertise who are the support teams and who is the Business Improvement team? Yes? well so would I. But I have no idea who to go to for either of the above.

Been having sinus problems again today..... and yesterday but at least the constipation problem appears to be passing. One durned thing after another. Wouldn't retirement be nice.

Annie - hope you get some answers about the thyroid soon.

Happy - sometimes you have to go aloft if you are a short person. Some of that lot are really tall. Even Annie would be looking up

Michelle - doughnut hey? Aaaah well we all succumb sometime. You'll just have to work it off as much as possible.

Aaaah sorry I have to go. There is a program I want to see and I doubt that I will see the end of it anyway, but I will give it a go.

Back tomorrow. Waves to all

MELODY525
02-03-2010, 09:02 AM
:cofdate: I JUST CANNOT READ RIGHT NOW. GRITTY EYES. MAYBE LATER ON. YESTERDAY WENT BY VERY QUICKLY. BEFORE I KNEW IT I WAS ABOUT TO FALL ASLEEP IN THE CHAIR AT 8 PM. :faint: SO I GOT INTO BED AND SLEPT ON AND OFF TILL 7:30 THIS MORNING. WE GOT SOME SNOW AND EVERYTHING IS PRISTINE WHITE THIS AM. TOMORROW IS TRADER JOE'S SO I WILL BE MIA HERE. I'LL TRY AND CATCH UP OVER THE WEEKEND. LOVE TO ALL :hug:

diyana
02-03-2010, 09:07 AM
Happy Wednesday ladies -

I did NOT want to get up today. I'm sleepy and I'm still waiting for the coffee to kick in. I shoveled snow for about 1/2 hour yesterday and then went to Zumba. So hopefully I exercised away the donut transgression. Today, DH is getting another shot in his back to help alleviate his knee pain, so I'll be working out at home doing Wii Fit.

Annie - Sorry, I don't know ANYTHING about the parathyroid. I'll try and Google it later. I hope your DS called and you had a nice dinner. BTW, I'm not sure which phrase I like better...d*ckwits or nib sh*ts. They're both really accurate descriptions. :lol:

Ceejay - Feeding frezies are forbidden this month. Good for you for taking control and getting to the grocery store for healthier choices.

Shad - Sorry to hear about the sinus and 'puter problems. Hopefully both get better soon. I'm hoping for a quiet day at work as well.

Mel - I hope your eyes feel better soon.

I'd better get back to it. Big :wave: and :hug: to all!

Lotsa love,

happy2bme
02-03-2010, 09:42 AM
Morning chicks,

Quick entry for me before I'm off to the races. Seems the days are flying by but I don't know where they are going. Computer woes continue at work. Perhaps I need a new laptop? Considering mine is almost 6 years old, probably. Fat chance I'll see one tho.

Michelle - hope you wake up. Some days are just sleep in days - too bad they are work days too. :( Don't beat yourself up over the doughnut. Eat one. Enjoy every crumb and move on. Just don't eat 2, don't eat one every day or more than once a month. If you are exercising like a madwoman, you probably should be eating your extra points, especially if you are not eating your activity points otherwise you will stall out. I'm so sorry about your reports crashing - akkk! - hope they recovered most of it.

Mel - sorry the eyes are troubling you today. Have a good shopping trip, buy a treat for you and Jen.

Shad - I think the cycle goes "just when you are ready to tear your hair out in frustration... a day comes when you actually enjoy what you're doing..." kinda like having kids I'm told :lol:

Annie - I've been researching thyroid for over 16 years, never heard of parathyroid. Although they are always coming up with new terms. I found it's best to research blood test results on your own.

Ceejay - hope you made it to the grocery store last night. We went after work and now the fridge is full of the healthy stuff again.

Laura - how did you like Crazy Heart? Jeff looks a bit scruffy I think but I saw him on Conan and it's a labor of love for him. He's a sentimental favorite to win at the Oscars I hear.

Ok, time for me to bust out of here. I am trying to give up my first strongest addiction - Coca Cola. The phosphoric acid is not good for the teeth - and mine are increasingly sensitive due to enamel loss, tummy issues and they suspect it can contribute to bone loss. I think there is something to that as I have loved my Coke as much as anything. I figured I could beat the cigarettes, I guess I can work this one out of my life or at least limit it to only when I have pizza. I got through the first day yesterday ok, I think it's day 3 - tomorrow that will start to tug at me.

Laura705
02-03-2010, 11:53 AM
Hello all!

Annie – I hope the docs get the thyroid stuff figured out. It would be nice if that took care of the tiredness issue. Hope you had a nice dinner w/ DS.

Shad – Glad you had a quiet day for a change. You know, if you retired you'd still have the occasional sinus and constip probs – and you'd have more time to fret over them!

Mel – Enjoy your Trader Joe's trip!

Michelle – Great job w/ all the physical activity. Take care of that back though!

Happy – Wow, a 6-year old laptop – sounds like it's time for a new one. Good job on trying to stop w/ the Cokes. You can do it! I do agree that a cola with pizza is a tasty pairing. I really liked the movie Crazy Heart. Jeff Bridges was excellent. He definitely played the part of the scruffy country music singer very well. He did his own singing and sounded good! One of my movie friends asked didn't he sing in The Fabulous Baker Boys, but I didn't see that movie. The supporting cast was good (Maggie Gyllenhall, Robert Duvall). I didn't know Colin Farrell (sp?) was in this movie. He sang too and has a decent voice, but it didn't really have the character of JB's voice. I noticed he and Robert Duvall had producer/executive producer credits, so I'm very sure it was a labor of love.

Hi Ceejay!

Well, it's only Wed. This week is dragging like last week, even though there's plenty to work on. Nothing planned for tonight, so I'll be able to get down to the basement and do my Body Electric workouts. Bf bought a ham bone from the breakfast place yesterday, so I might get a batch of split pea soup going. If not, I'll wrap up the bone and freeze it til the weekend.

annie175
02-03-2010, 01:46 PM
No personals today, just not in the mood. Mom back in hospital. Son gone off to war<---ok over dramatic, parathyroid messed up, have to call an Endocrinologist for appt, ENOUGH IS FREAKING ENOUGH. I HAVE HAD IT. Happy...parathyroid sits behing the thyroid in the neck.

happy2bme
02-03-2010, 02:44 PM
Dear God, you mean we have TWO thyroids? Shoot - no wonder we have problems.

Sorry to hear you are having such a bad day Annie :hug: it will get better. Everyone (including me) is having a crappola day at work - and it's not even a full moon - but our reasons are less intense than yours is. I promised myself on the drive in this morning I was going to keep a positive attitude and it just went downhill from there as a jerk cut me off before the thought had completed in my brain...

My co-worker who lost so much weight on WW is really into these flat out wrap things - like a thin whole grain tortilla type shell but more healthy. So I decided to try them. I got the whole grain flavor and they are a bit dry and need a sauce of some sort to help them along. You can stuff most anything in them and roll them up - veggies, meat, etc. Can even add cheese and heat them up like a quesadilla. Today I had LF ranch dressing as a base, wafer thin sliced deli turkey, a slice of swiss cheese, some shredded Romaine lettuce, very thin sliced cucumber. I had a small portion of baby carrots and grape tomatoes for some extra crunch. I took everything in small bags this morning and just assembled it at lunch and it was delish. Last week I had rare roast beef and horseradish sauce (a real BITE if you have a Coke with the horseradish sauce :yikes: ) I'm drinking sweet tea now. Had a milk with supper last night.

This morning was a real bear at work for lots of reasons. Just like running for cigs, when I get frustrated, first thing I thought of was to have a Coke but I'm trying to stay clean for this month and not stuff my Frenzied Face :lol:

I have a shirt that is more low cut than I'm happy with (I happen to believe that exposed boobies don't belong in the work place). I did try my co-worker's suggestion of Hollywood Fashion Tape to try and glue me shut but that didn't last long. I might have some double sided carpet tape in the drawer, do I dare put it on the girls? :dunno:

Laura - they used to replace laptops every 4 years. I was due for a refresh and they halted everything due to budget constraints a week before I was due to get a new one. :( I hear the new ones are not that great so I'm not really feeling jealous for the loss. Unless of course you are in the right group - then you get top of the line equipment but we know how that goes ;)

Glad you liked the movie. I did see Fabulous Baker Boys - I guess he sang in it, I was too busy wishing I looked like Michelle Pfeiffer to pay attention to the Bridges boys :rofl: Good for you for keeping up with the BE exercises! If Michelle is queen, you can be the exercise princess :D

Ok, time to get back to my spreadsheets and prep for my meeting. :wave:

diyana
02-03-2010, 03:47 PM
Happy - I think you definitely need a new laptop. You should spill coffee, tea or something other than Coca Cola (since you're not drinking that). Good luck with breaking that habit. I know you can do it. As for me, I prefer beer with my pizza. But since pizza is a food that I tend to overindulge in when I eat it, I avoid both most of the time. Sorry to hear you're having another crappy day. Good for you for not reaching for a Coke. Your lunch sounded super yummy. I typically only drink one soda a day - maybe two on the weekends, and sometimes I don't have any even though I do really enjoy it. I don't allow myself any soda until I've drank at least 64 oz. of water. And often after exercising, I have Powerade Zero (very few calories and it has electrolytes that the exercising made me sweat out). I also believe that exposed boobies don't belong in the workplace. Of course there are young women here who don't dress appropriately anyway. So many of the young uns are wearing skin tight leggings or tights with a shirt that doesn't even cover their rear end. Something that would be fine for clubbing, but I don't think is professional even if they do have the figure to wear it.

Laura - My week is dragging too. Enjoy your BE workout! I'll be thinking of you as I'm working out. Glad you liked the movie!! Can I come over for homemade pea soup? I'd make it but DH doesn't like it one bit, so when the craving for pea soup hits me, I just open a can.

Annie - So sorry that Momma is back in the hospital. I hope she recuperates very soon. Does your DS get time between his training and deployment? I hope so. Maybe he won't have to go overseas for awhile. :crossed: Sending you lots of :hug: and :angel:

Well, back to work. Less than two hours to go! Yay!

Laura705
02-03-2010, 05:26 PM
Annie - Sorry to hear your mom is back in the hospital.

Happy - I'll have to check out the wraps and tortillas. Someone on the blogs suggested wraps when I was complaining that my sandwiches were really boring. Of course what do I expect when I slap them together w/o anything more than meat & cheese? No veggies, no spread - boring.

Michelle - Good idea about spilling something on the laptop to possibly speed up its replacement. I did do that a while back (orange juice), but I think they did a repair of some sort and not a replacement. You can come over for pea soup - I'll let you know when soup's on. :) BF suggested navy bean, but I prefer split pea.

diyana
02-04-2010, 08:45 AM
So very happy it's Thursday -

Can't wait for the weekend! Two days away...but it's getting here. I feel like I could sleep an entire day...unfortunately, with the Pet Expo on Saturday, sleeping all day may have to wait until Sunday - more likely it won't happen at all. I did 45 minutes of Wii Fit step aerobics last night, and crunches and planks. I was tired and my back and legs were sore by the time I got done. Tonight, I've got a meeting with a website client, and then I'm hoping to be able to get to the gym in time for Zumba.

Laura - My sandwiches are pretty much slapped together too. Especially those I make at 4:45 am! :lol: Those Arnolds Sandwich thins are only 1 pt per bun. I know there are some low cal/low fat/low point tortilla wraps, but I can't remember the brands off hand. And you're right....pea soup is DEFINITELY better than navy bean!

Happy - Is it the caffeine in Coca Cola that you are trying to cut out....or the calories? That would be tough to give up caffeine. I don't know how Annie and others manage to do that.

Annie - I hope your Mom is doing better. What happened that she had to go back in the hospital?

I'll check in a bit later to see how you all are doing this fine day!

Love and hugs,

happy2bme
02-04-2010, 09:16 AM
Mornin' ladies,

Was sitting in a fog wondering what day it was so thanks for telling me Michelle :lol: I swear some days I don't know whether I'm coming or going tho they do have a tendency to blend into one another.

The wraps that I use are called Flat Out brand. They come in several flavors - spinach, sundried tomato, Italian herb, regular plain ole white flour and whole grain. I think the whole grain are 1 WW point. They have them at Costco and also all the grocery stores out here so you should be able to find them. There is also this new concept of sandwich rounds as Michelle talked about. Down here we have the Orowheat brand - the people who make the grainy breads. Those are like thin hamburger buns but you can use them for any kind of sandwich. They are more breadlike whereas the Flat Outs are like a tortilla. I have to say the Flat Outs roll up so much better than the tortillas, particularly with cold sandwich items. Traditional tortillas seem to lend themselves to hot food.

Last night we had baked cod - so so, it's better to get the fish from Fresh Market I think even if it costs alot more. I also made this WW garlic broccoli recipe. I recently got a garlic press after seeing Rachel Ray use one on her show. It was so much fun, I don't think I'd ever chop garlic again :lol: But I think I went wayyyyyy overboard on the garlic and I feel like I reek now. I apologize ahead of time to all the people who have to sit in meetings with me today :o

Michelle -it's not caffeine I'm trying to cut out - it's the phosphoric acid that's in the sodas. I'm not sure I could give up the caffeine totally. Am drinking green jasmine tea, milk, sweet tea or cherry Kool-aid so far. This is day 3 of no Coke and I am starting to fantasize about it. :lol: Seriously, the cravings are getting more intense and I felt they would. I imagine it will take a week or so to break that habit. Things DO go better with Coke is all I say :lol3:

Mel - have a good shopping trip today. Hope you won't be trudging through the snow.

Michelle - you busy bee, you have great energy and are doing awesome on the exercise!

Shad - hang in there - weekend is almost there for you.

Annie - hope it's a better day for you.

Laura - do you have the weekend to yourself - or does BF have something lurking up his sleeve?

Ceejay - did you get those groceries?

Started to look up parathyroid last night after Annie's comment. Very interesting. I never knew that existed or what it does. The body is amazing.

Off to work for me. Take care ladies. :wave:

annie175
02-04-2010, 09:25 AM
Good Morning...everyone gearing up to the ginormous snow storm and super bowl to come in the next few days. Holy poop.

Mom's pulse dropped so low and blood pressure dropped that she blacked out. Was a little dehydrated. Got some fluids going in her and her stats are all returned to normal. She does have some kind of infection going on plus urinary track infection, and some unexplained vagianal bleeding to be addressed by a Gyn. The kidney specialist/dialysis dude said that her hospital visits will get more and more frequent as she gets closer to death. The dialysis is really just delaying her death. She will never get better so to speak. I am ok with this as she told me she is tired of all the BS and spending money they don't have. (Not to mention it is playing havoc on my inheritance.lol) Whatever, they/we have no money....

Every gallon of milk was sold out of the racks in the milk cooler at CVS last night. Had to cart the crates up to the cooler and refill before leaving. I am sure the same thing will go on today with this snow storm luming. People are freakish about milk, bread, and eggs, none of which I normally eat on any day.

Hello to all y'all...got to get busy, on top of everything else, you can sure tell it is review time as my boss has been riding my arse, hard, for the past week. I am about to throw out the white flag.

Love and hugs to all,

diyana
02-04-2010, 10:20 AM
Happy - My days blend into each other as well. The work week goes slowly, and the weekends too fast. Those wraps sound yummy. I'll have to check for them. I always find that when I chop/press garlic that odor stays with me longer than when I just ingest it. It seems to stay on the hands for a long time. The garlic broccoli sounds yummy! DH and I both love garlic! Can't get enough. Good luck kicking the soda habit. Thanks for the compliment about my energy. Today I'm feeling tired. Isn't that always the case? When I have a long day ahead (won't be home 'till after 8)...those are the days that I seem to be the most tired right from the starting gate.

Annie - Ginormous snow storm? :yikes: We're gonna get a little snow...hopefully not more than a couple inches. People here stock up for storms as well - milk, bread, eggs and canned goods, not to mention lots and lots of salt for driveways. Luckily, this storm won't be bad for us. Sorry to hear Mom got dehydrated and blacked out and has all those infections along with gyny issues. Good that you are spending as much time as you can with her, and I'm glad you and she have come to acceptance. I'll bet she's tired of the hospitals, doctors, tubes, etc. :hugs: and :angel:

I'd better get back to it. As Annie said, it is review time. :)

diyana
02-04-2010, 10:23 AM
I posted this on another thread...so I'm posting it here as well. This is a photo of me and DH taken a couple years ago. My hair is much longer (about halfway down my back) and a bit straighter. DH's hair is little grayer! :lol:

annie175
02-04-2010, 10:29 AM
Great Pix Chelle, you two make a very cute couple. I love face hair. He passes in my books..lol. BTW...Goodluck today at WI. I know you are going to ROCK the WORLDLIES today!!

diyana
02-04-2010, 10:53 AM
Annie - I love beards and 'staches too! Thanks for the good luck and the nice compliment!

Laura705
02-04-2010, 01:08 PM
Hello all. Nothing much to report. Food is still off track. Have I mentioned that my name is Laura and I'm a snackaholic? Yup. I did, however, do my two BE workouts last night. Nothing planned for tonight, so I guess I'll do two more.

Michelle – I'm happy it's Thursday, but I'd be happier if it were Friday, LOL. Great job with all the exercise this week! I have tried the Arnold thins. They're fine – it's the inside of my sandwiches that need help! Nice photo of you and DH! Bf would be totally envious of your DH's head of hair, as evidenced by his creation and (joking) use of the term "Michael Landon Too Much Hair Disease". Even one of our female friends receives this comment regularly, LOL.

Happy – I think I've seen those Flat Out wraps in the deli of our local produce store – the ones I saw looked really large! Maybe there are different sizes in addition to the different flavors. The flavors sound good. Your broccoli garlic dish sounds tasty. Bf tends to skip over veggies when he prepares a meal. The only one he seems really keen on is lima beans, which I don't like. Otherwise, I have to be the one to push even for plain steamed green beans or corn. Sigh. Just the addition of spices helps make them more interesting, though, so I should work on that.

I bought a garlic press for my mother when I was in college. It was the one the Frugal Gourmet used on his PBS show way back when, and I used my Carson Pirie Scott employee discount to buy it. When I went out on my own, I bought the same one. I still use it because I prefer pressed garlic to minced, but I'll tell you, that press is not all that easy to clean, even w/ the little thingy mine came w/ to clear out the holes. Oh, and a hint for you: buy those disposable food prep gloves (at Costco/Sam's) – great for when you work w/ onions, garlic, ground beef, etc. We also take them on our dog walks for picking up you-know-what.

Re bf, we have a superbowl party that we're invited to on Sunday (of course), but bf hasn't mentioned it since friends brought it up last week at our dinner party. So he's probably hoping I just plan to go, but I suppose I'll bring it up so he knows I don't intend to! I have a training session on Monday, so I can't stay out late and he always wants to stay late at parties, so I just don't want to go. I have no idea if bf has anything up his sleeve for Saturday night…

Annie – Sorry to hear about the latest w/ your mother. It's sad that she's going through all this, and the back and forth between hospital and rehab and home. It's wonderful you're able to be there for her! My mother (widowed) lives out of state and my sister and I are worried what will happen if something happens to her health before we can (hopefully) convince her to move back to IL. I hope the snow storm isn't too bad. Be careful driving, and hauling those crates of milk!!

Hellos to Shad and Ceejay!

annie175
02-04-2010, 01:55 PM
Laura....momma hasn't ever made it home. She goes between rehab/nursing home and hospital. My SIL just texted me they moved her to the dialysis wing at the hospital for now. Geez. I don't blame you for not wanting to stay out late on a work night. I am the same way. I am supposed to meet some friends at a bar after I get off work at 7 pm from CVS super bowl day. I am debating it.

diyana
02-04-2010, 03:19 PM
Good afternoon ladies!

Weigh in went well! I had a really :goodscale: I lost 2.2 lbs this week. Hopefully I'll be in the two teens by next week! :woohoo: Doing the happy dance!! :dancer:

Laura - Good for you for doing two BE workouts! YGG!! That's awesome!! Yes, my DH does have a lot of hair. Not me though. My hair may be long, but it's very fine and not much of it. Great idea about the food prep gloves for garlic, onions, ground beef, etc.! I don't think we're going anywhere to watch the Super Bowl. On Sundays I like to be in jammies and relaxing by 9:00 since I get up so darn early. So even if we did go anywhere, I'd want to head home at halftime.

Annie - I'd be more likely to go to a bar or to a Super Bowl party if my team was in the Super Bowl. Whatever you decide to do, be safe and enjoy! Sending you and Momma :hug: Will you get a chance to spend some time with Momma this weekend?

Love and hugs to all,

MELODY525
02-04-2010, 04:07 PM
SORRY CHICKS. ANOTHER CRAZY DAY AND JEN'S BIRTHDAY TOO. :gift: WE'RE CELEBRATING OVER THE WEEKEND CAUSE THE KIDS ARE GOING OUT EARLY WITH OTHER COUPLES.....AND AFTER DOING MY FOOD SHOPPING I AM GLAD CAUSE I HAVE SCIATICA IN BOTH LEGS AND CHEEKS...BUTT CHEEKS THAT IS. NOT IN THE MOOD FOR HAPPY BIRTHDAY :hb: IT'S BLOODY FREEZING HERE TOO. I JUST CANNOT GET WARM. WAITING FOR THE PLUMBER AND THEN HOT SHOWER AND JAMMIES.
HOPE YOU ARE ALL OK AND WILL GET BACK TO READING TOMORROW HOPEFULLY. STAY WELL AND HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY TOMORROW. THE WEEKEND IS ARRIVING!!!

diyana
02-04-2010, 04:21 PM
Mel - :hb: to Jen! Sciatica SUCKS. Hurts so bad in the legs and butt. That's kinda like the back pain I experience, except it usually is more in the butt and less in the legs! I hope the pain eases up for you very soon. Take a warm shower and rest.

annie175
02-04-2010, 04:39 PM
Chelle...considering the bar thing is an invite from sausage fingers Mike. I will most likely go home, put on my jammies and watch till I fall asleep. I really don't like smokey bars or people that much. haha.

MELLIE...sorry your butt is hurting. Take a hot bath, put on yo jammies, watch the Mentalist<---I love the dude on there. So cute. RELAX yo *ss.

Hugs to all

annie175
02-04-2010, 04:41 PM
:carrot:CHELLE CHELLE CHELLE....you rocked our worldlie *sses. Congrats on the loss. Keep up the good work....I KNOW you are going to do this, this time.Yippity Skippity do dah day!!

Laura705
02-04-2010, 06:10 PM
Michelle - Congrats on the great loss this week!! :bravo:

Mel - Happy b-day to Jen! Hope the sciatica eases up soon!! Hot shower, jammies sound great, and how about the heating pad/hot water bottle and some hot tea!! :flame:

Annie - I agree, smokey bars are no good. Go home and enjoy breathing fresh air and smelling good!

annie175
02-05-2010, 08:34 AM
Good Morning TGIF...The snow that DID NOT start after midnight as projected was a welcome relief on the way to work. Now they are saying it will be messy going home. I will believe it when I see it.

Mike came in CVS last night to see me for about 10 minutes on his way to his volleyball game. He looked kind of cute last night. Whatever....this entire thing is too weird.

Laura...I may just take your suggestion for superbowl night. As tired as I am right now, going home sounds good.

Hey to everyone, have a great day, we are having a tailgate pitch in today. Yikes....I brought a shrimp ring.

Love and hugs,

happy2bme
02-05-2010, 09:07 AM
Hi all,

Congrats Michelle on another terrific weigh in! You got that wagon in high gear now! That's a cute pic of you and the hubby. He looks like a big ole teddy bear :lol: I can't say much for your fashion choice of hat and t-shirt tho :s: :lol3:

Laura - the Flat Out Wraps in the store are very big. I got a 3 pack at Costco and they were smaller and the perfect size. I'd have the cut the big ones in half. I will post the recipe for the Garlic Broccolli this weekend. Very yummy as long as you don't go nutso like I did with the garlic press. :o

Mel - I'm sorry you have the sciatica now :( You have so many other things to frustrate you. Not fair. Just get out of a sitting position, get some heat on you and try and get comfortable (although that's not easy). Happy belated birthday to Jen. :bday2:

Annie - it sounds like Mike probably thinks you are cute and is hoping that you will come around but like that Bonnie Raitt song "I can't make you love me..." Sometimes the attraction is very lop sided.

I have an early morning meeting and a really brutal headache that woke me up at 3am. At least it's Friday and the weekend will be upon us soon. Tomorrow is DH's BD. He has reached another decade milestone. We are officially old now. :cry:

MELODY525
02-05-2010, 09:26 AM
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I WAS NEVER SO HAPPY TO SEE THIS WEEK END. STILL WITH THE SCIATICA. ONE LEG IS BAD ENOUGH BUT 2 IS KILLING ME. THE PLUMBER WASN'T DONE WITH MY SINK TILL 9PM :cry: BECAUSE THE MAIN HAD TO BE SHUT DOWN FOR THE WHOLE LINE...IT'S A HIGHRISE BLDG.
WHAT A PAIN IN MY BUT....NO PUN INTENDED!
I'LL TRY TO READ OVER THE WEEKEND. I MISS MY BATHS AND I COULDN'T GET INTO THE SHOWER LAST NIGHT. TOO MUCH PAIN. SO I SLAPPED ON A PAIN PATCH AND TOOK CODEINE. GOING TO TAKE MY SHOWER NOW , EAT AND HOP BACK INTO BED. I AM JUST HOPING THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS OVER THE WEEKEND WITH THE SNOW STORM. :ginger:

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY/SATURDAY!! :moped:

diyana
02-05-2010, 09:40 AM
Happy Friday -

Or as Annie would say TGIF FO SHO! First off, thanks for all the congrats!!

Yesterday afternoon/evening was crazy busy. I'm glad I walked on my lunch hour. My meeting with a client ran long, so I didn't get to Zumba, but did make it in time for my meeting with my coach/trainer to review my successes/challenges and set new goals and action plans - which are essentially the same challenges/goals I use for RedBalloon's 21-day challenge thread. Tomorrow is the Pet Expo! Yay! If my puppies were a little better behaved and didn't get so stressed out by mobs of people (and I mean thousands), I could take them to be in the booth with me. But it's probably better they stay home, relax and play in the yard. I'll try and check in tomorrow after the Expo.

Laura - I hope you have a good weekend and that bf doesn't spring any last minute surprise dinner parties for 20 on you! :lol:

Annie - Since the bar invite came from Mike....definitely skip it. That is too weird. I don't think very much of a guy who one day says he'll spend time with you to see if something might develop, next day finds someone else who might give him some bootee but obviously didn't, and then comes back to you. Do not be swayed by his looks, sista. If it isn't there, it isn't there. Remember the fool underneath! Much better to have a relaxing night home with jammies and maybe a couple 'ritas! Hopefully you don't get too much snow this weekend. Enjoy your tailgate pitch in!! Our cafeteria is serving tailgate food today, Brats, Hot Dogs, Burgers. Mmmmmm. Might have to get me a Brat with Kraut!

Mel - I heard there's a bunch of snow headed your way...or at least to Washington DC, etc. Hunker down and stay warm and dry, okay? I hope your sciatica gets better and that you are able to have a relaxing weekend! :hug:

Happy - Thanks for the congrats and compliment about the photo. My DH is like a big ol' stuffed teddy...but we don't ever use the word "Bear" in our house! :lol3: I hope your headache goes away soon. Happy Early B'Day to your DH!!

Well, I gotta run. Lots to do today.

Laura705
02-05-2010, 11:49 AM
TGIF!!! One more day and the weekend is mine! :cp: I have an afternoon of webinar training session, ugh. :yawn: Just not in the mood for it, espec. In the afternoon. Tonight we're taking bf's mom to dinner. Her b-day was Wed. Need to eat lighter at lunch today. Tomorrow I'm going to lunch w/ some HS friends. There's a salad I like to get at the restaurant we've chosen, so no ordering quandaries there. The rest of the weekend is open. Bf will go to the SB party w/ a friend of his, so I'm off the hook there. I have a sewing project I want to start. I also want to make the split pea soup (we have the ham bones we bought from the breakfast place). And I'll probably start my taxes. :stress:

Last night I got home and didn't even remember I wanted to exercise. Duh. But I was sore and tired, so I'm glad I rested instead. I somehow strained something near my left elbow joint (tendon, ligament?) and I feel it in the muscle of my forearm, and my left knee also hurts. I need to start a "Where do I hurt today" report. Yeh, I'm being a whiner. On the bright side, I sorted through some more paperwork in the home office and made some headway on that. Yay for me.

Annie – Enjoy the tailgate pitch in today. I hope you don't have to deal w/ a snowy/messy drive home tonight.

Michelle – Hope you enjoy the Pet Expo tomorrow. Bf and I have gone to the International Kennel Club show here in Chicago a few times – it's at the end of this month. It's a fun thing to attend because it's a benched show and it's fun to walk around the breeder section, and there are a lot of vendor booths as well. Hope you get a chance on your break to see some of the booths.

Mel – Sorry to hear that the sciatica hasn't eased up. Have a relaxing day and take care of yourself - let someone else worry about the snow!!

Happy – Ah hah, there is a smaller size for the flatout wraps. I'll have to be on the lookout for those. Or I'll have to cut the giant ones down to size. Hope your headache goes away!! Happy B-day to DH. Remember – age is just a number, it's how old you feel. And it seems like no one is allowed to get old these days anyway, so 40 is the new 30, etc.

Hellos to Shad and Ceejay! :wave:

Have a good weekend all!

happy2bme
02-05-2010, 02:29 PM
...but we don't ever use the word "Bear" in our house! :lol3:

touche Michelle - fabulous come back :rofl: :lol3:

annie175
02-05-2010, 02:40 PM
Laura...good for you on the salad at lunch. I think I will stop over and help you with the sewing project and we can listen to the superbowl in the back ground. Sound good?

The tailgate party was great. Ate too much, but hey tomorrow is another day and I am really knuckling down the next 4 days cause I have my yearly bariatric check up on Tuesday.

It is messy outside and we are talking about closing the office early. YES YES YES...That is my vote, cause we get paid for it.

Love and hugs

annie175
02-05-2010, 03:25 PM
Ok so one of our salesmen called in and said that the roads are not bad at all, but don't tell anyone....just so we can leave early anyway. lol

happy2bme
02-05-2010, 04:03 PM
Lest any of you get the wrong impression about my banter with Michelle... In professional football, the Chicago team is the Bears and in Milwaukee, it's the Packers. There has always been a friendly rivalry between the two teams and the two cities. Although I think the world of Michelle, it just pains me to see her as a Packers fan :rofl: And being witty as she is, you can see she is quite able to lob a volley back to me with the best of 'em ;)

Laura705
02-05-2010, 04:12 PM
Happy - I chose not to comment on Michelle's choice of garb in the photo, LOL! I thought the comments between you two were friendly and got a chuckle from your back and forth, but I'm not sure I agree that in general the rivalry is friendly!

Annie - Hope you get to leave work early this afternoon and have a safe and early start to your weekend! :crossed: You can definitely come on up and help w/ my sewing project. I couldn't find any brown fleece mittens in the stores, so I thought I'd try to sew myself a pair...

Cheers! :cheers:

ceejay52
02-05-2010, 05:00 PM
Popping in to say hello. I'll catch up later.

Shad
02-05-2010, 05:40 PM
Morning all,
Sorry I have been missing in action for a bit, but what action it has been. Up and down ladders, counting, picking up, receipting in, putting away, redesigning part of the warehouse and generally doing all the things I was NOT employed to do. One way or another these people will be dragged into the 21st century.
Add to the long hours at work, I have been to two farewell dinners this week. A friend has landed a contract in NZ and my nephew and wife have departed Melbourne to live in Cairns. Good luck to both of them.

Today we are going to see the Penguins down at Philip Island. I know Michelle will be aiming for my head right about now. I promise to take as many photos as I can and let you see them.

This is short and sweet because I only have an hour before R picks me up and I am yet to be showered and dressed and ready to go.

Mel - so sorry to hear of the sciatica. Heat pads and pain relief - the only thing that go rid of it for me when I was pregnant - and walking as well, but I can't suggest that you take a hike can I? Oh and happy birthday Jen.

Michelle - congrats on the weight loss. I know you can do this and Annie has challenged you anyway. I hope the prize for making it is one of her dinners.

Hello Laura, Ceejay, Happy (and happy birthday to the DH) Welcome to to the next bit of interesting life.

Gotta go. I'll be back later when I can.

MELODY525
02-06-2010, 09:18 AM
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:cofdate: HAPPY SATURDAY WORLDLY CHICKS :wave:
HOPE EVERYONE HAS A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.
THE BUTt IS STILL HURTING....LESS EVERY DAY THOUGH. BEING A REAL PAIN THIS TIME. I HAVE TO USE ICE AND THAT'S NOT ANY FUN IN THE WINTER :cry: NOTHING ELSE NEW HERE. THE STORM JUST CLIPPED US AND LEFT A DUSTING. I JUST WENT DOWN TO TAKE THE ALARMS OFF SO THE KID CAN COME AND THROW DOWN THE CHEMICALS. IT'S A MELLIE WEEKEND. I TOLD EVERYONE I AM "HURT" AND CANNOT COME TO THE DOOR. SIGN IS UP. FEELING COMFY AND COZY. :beach:
HAPPY SATURDAY :moped:
PS: I WEIGHED IN AT 189.5 THIS MORNING. I WAS 193.5 IN DECEMBER. :faint: LOTS OF WATER HAS COME AND GONE. I KNOW IT'S NOT FAT CAUSE IT LEAVES AS FAST AS IT CAME.

HAPPY~ :hb: TO THE DH :gift: LOTS OF AQUARIANS RUNNING AROUND!!!! HOPE YOUR HEADACHE LEFT AND MOVED ON DOWN THE ROAD :hug: HOW IS THE FOOT?


LAURA~ :hb: TO THE BF'S MOM! :gift: LOTS OF CELEBRATING GOING ON HERE :rofl: HOPE YOUR ELBOW FEELS BETTER AND YOU CAN DO YOUR SEWING PROJECT. :hug:


MICHELLE~ A BIG CONGRATULATIONS ON THE WEIGH-IN!!! :cheer: :cheer2: :cheer3: ALL THAT WALKING AND ZUMBA-ING PAID OFF :dancer:


ANNIE~ SO DID YOU GO OR TAKE ANNIE'S ADVICE. JUST THE WORDS "SAUSAGE FINGERS" MADE ME GAG! :lol3: :lol3: HOPE YOU AND MOM ARE IN A "GOOD PLACE". SENDING A HUG :hug:

:wave: HELLO TO SHAD...I DON'T SEE ANY POSTS ON THIS PAGE. GUESS I BETTER GO BACK AND SEE WHAT TROUBLE YOU HAVE BEEN UP TO :rofl:

MELODY525
02-06-2010, 09:25 AM
WHERE IS CEEJAY TOO??? MAYBE I BETTER GO BACK TO PAGE ONE AND FIND THE MISSING CHICKS. HOPE SHE HAS ELECTRIC! :faint:

MELODY525
02-06-2010, 09:42 AM
SHAD~ A MAORI INVASION AT MV!! :lol3: :Lol3: I CRACKED UP!!I COULD JUST SEE IT TOO. TELL THEM TO WEAR TRADITIONAL CLOTHING :dance: SHOULD WE SEND A CASE OF SANGRIA SO YOU CAN DEAL WITH ALL THE MODULES AND LACK OF STAFF? :cheers: HOPE THE SINUS FEEL BETTER AND I THINK I FOUND YOUR CONSTIPATION. :rofl: BTW... I LOVE THIS CSIRO DIET BOOK. LOTS OF GREAT IDEAS AND AS SOON AS THE EYES ARE BETTTER I WILL READ IT.

CEEJAY~ LAST WE HEARD YOU HAD A FRENZY AND WERE GOING SHOPPING AND PLANNING A MENU!!! WHERE THE HECK DID YOU GO FOR GROCERIES?? FRIGGING CANADA??? DID YOU GO TO VISIT RUTH AND CARLA AND MADCAT??? SHOULD WE SEND OUT THE MOUNTIES???http://www.emofaces.com/en/emoticons/c/canadian-mountie-emoticon.gif

happy2bme
02-06-2010, 12:37 PM
Howdy chicks,

That's funny - most of you go away for the weekend - at work posters I guess - and I have less time during the week so here I sit with the echoes in the room :lol:

Mel - glad you're feeling a little better. Sciatica takes it's own sweet time to recover and what a pain the road to health is. I guess you need a hot pad on your feet to warm you up from the ice on your back :yikes: We eagerly await some tips from the new diet book when you get a chance to review it. Like your Love Bug car.

Ceejay - should have electric. It's gray and damp here but at least we're not getting 30 inches of snow like Washington DC. Maybe she's just sleeping in this morning or the alarm has taken over her PC. :)

Shad - I am amazed - up and down the ladders, in the shop - you are a real hands on gal when it comes to demo'ing how to use the new software, aren't you? :lol: I do hope you had a wonderful trip to see the Penquins, I know I'm not the only one who wishes she could be along for the ride with you!

Laura - you comment about making your own mittens reminded me about a long ago project in high school sewing class where we made our own quilted oven mitts. Sewing it was easy but when it came time to turn it inside out so the seam was on the inside, what an ordeal! I hope yours goes better, fleece should be easier to work with. We went to a place in the Ozarks where they do hand crafted things like they did in the late 1800's. There was this woman making amazing quilts in one shop. She looked to be in her mid 70's. Said it wasn't hard to do, just tedious. I thought it might be fun if only I could see those tiny stitches! Hope your project comes out well - as well as your tax return.

Michelle - did you get your brat for lunch yesterday? DH wants wings for tomorrow's superbowl game, easy to get from down the street and easy for me to resist. That's great that you set goals with your trainer and can follow through with them through Red Balloon's challenge. Hope you have a nice time at the Pet Expo.

Hope you have a good visit with Mom Annie.

Tonight we are going to Ruth's Chris Steak House for DH's BD. It's a very nice restaurant. I intend to have a glass of wine :cheers: When we come home I might give him a hot rock massage because after all, it's his birthday and all :lol:

Have a good weekend - it goes too quickly and for those doing Superbowl Sunday - don't over indulge and enjoy the game.

happy2bme
02-06-2010, 12:55 PM
Before I forget (again), here's the recipe for the delicious broccoli. Just don't get too crazy with the garlic like I did. And the first time I made it, I loved the breadcrumbs so much that the next time I added alot more. It was a case that too much spoils the pot. Also this calls for Panko bread crumbs. Those are Japanese style light, coarse breadcrumbs that work better in this dish than the traditional finely grated breadcrumbs in the canisters at the store. If you have a food processor and you are adventurous, you can make your own breadcrumbs which are just incredible tasting. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Put several slices of bread of your choice on a non stick pan. You can sprinkle some seasonings on the bread if you like - garlic powder, parsley, etc or add it later. Let the bread toast for 5 to 10 minutes. Keep an eye on it. You want it to harden but not get real brown. Remove from oven, toss in the food processor and pulse to crumbs of your desired texture. You can also add seasonings in at this point too if you wanted and mix them in. I could not believe how delicious these crumbs were. I guess it's because - duh - you are using FRESH bread :lol:

Anyway - here's the recipe - enjoy.

Broccoli with Lemon-Garlic Crumbs2 points per serving
Serves 4
Prep time - 5 minutes
Cook Time - 6 minutes

Ingredients -
1 pound broccoli florets broken into bite size pieces. I also cut the stalks up too
1 tablespoon butter
1 to 2 good sized cloves minced garlic - I like the pressed garlic instead of garlic bits
1/2 cup Panko or coasely ground bread crumbs
1 tablespoon lemon zest (don't skip this, it really adds flavor)
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Instructions -
Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pot. Place broccoli in a steamer basket and set over water. Cover pot and steam broccoli until tender-crisp, about 5 to 6 minutes. Drain. Or you can cook the broccoli in the microwave if you like.

As the broccoli is cooking, melt butter in a medium sized non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant - about 30 seconds. If using chopped garlic be careful it does not burn. Add bread crumbs and cook, stirring often until lightly toasted - about 2 to 3 minutes.

Remove skillet from heat. Stir in lemon zest and salt.

Spoon broccoli into serving bowl and toss with the crumb mixture. Yields about 1 cup of broccoli and 2 tablespoons of crumbs per serving.

Notes: you can find Panko crumbs in the Asian/ethnic aisle in the grocery store. This recipe is also good with spinach or kale. The bread crumb mixture can be used for oven frying chicken or fish.

ceejay52
02-06-2010, 05:57 PM
Sorry I've been mia. I've worked yesterday and today for a co-worker. I start my shift tomorrow. It's been a long week.

Happy
The broccoli recipe sounds good. And happy birthday to your DH. I've decided that after a doctor's visit on Thursday that I need to have a no soda zone, and for three good reason's, caffiene, phosphoric acid and now the carbonation. Why do they have to taste so good!!!!!

Mel
I did have the feeding freenzie but I'm blaming that on the snow and full moon. I'm back to my almost normal self. Even brought my portable pedals to work with me today. Good for you in posting the sign. I was also concerned about all the snow headed your way. Brrr on the ice pack.

Laura705
02-06-2010, 08:44 PM
Hello all. Bf and I had a nice meal w/ his mother for her b-day. It's a small friendly restaurant and the chef came out to say hi. We all ate wonderful minestrone soup and lobster ravioli in vodka sauce. No leftovers - both mumsy and I gave bf our last pieces of ravioli, who ate his whole entree and our 2 extra pieces. The chef gave us 3 mini cannoli for dessert. Yum.

I spent my Saturday morning alternately looking at the newspaper and working the sudoku, which I'm not very good at - AT ALL. Sigh. I showered and met 2 HS friends for lunch. We spent 3 hours together - fun. I took home about half of my salad, but the dressing made it a soggy mess after 3 hours so bf picked out some of the chicken and that was it. Took doggy for a walk, had some tea and a brownie and made the mistake of undertaking the installation of an insulating blanket on the hot water heater. Ugh. Bf and I were both inhaling the fibers (like idiots we didn't don masks until halfway through the project). It was less than 30 min in all, but that was more than enough to be itchy and coughing. My lungs felt it, so I used the symbicort inhaler. Live and learn.

Nothing going on tonight. I think bf and I will watch the next Dead Zone dvd we have from Netflix.

Ceejay- I bet it was a long week - that's a lot of working! Did you get any weekend in there at all? And 12-hour shifts at that!

Shad - I hope you enjoy seeing the penguins. Wow, rearranging the warehouse! Not what you signed on for, eh? More to add to the resume though...

Mel - Sorry you're still hurting - and you have to ice it! Brrrrr!!! Glad you missed most of the snow out your way. Have a wonderful Mellie night and and Sunday too. Try and stay warm!

Happy - Thanks for the recipe - that looks delicious. We just went to the Mitsuwa Marketplace last weekend and ate lunch (udon noodle soup - yum). I don't know if you recall it - it's at Algonquin & Arlington Hts. Rd. It's like a whole 'nother world, and has any of the Asian foods one might need. They'd definitely have the panko. Hope you have a wonderful dinner at Ruth's Chris.

Michelle - Hope your stint at the Pet Expo went well!

Hi Annie!

Have a good rest of the weekend all. :)

happy2bme
02-07-2010, 12:00 AM
Shad - have you ever tried a NZ Ice Wine - dessert wine? They had it on the menu tonight. I love frozen grapes, it intensifies the sweetness so I imagine this is quite sweet and probably served in a very tiny goblet at a very high price.

Shad
02-07-2010, 03:39 AM
Evening all,
Been having a bit of trouble today trying to sort out this connection. It has already eaten 2 gig in about 10 days. That's not on. Something is weird.

Yesterday we went to see the Penguins. We got a 3 park pass and went to the penguins, koala sanctuary and Churchill Island. It was a fun day. But if I ever went to the penguins again, I would pay the extra and get a ranger pass which would give me a much better view. However despite the tourists and a few other inconsiderates we got a good view of them coming up the beach and an even better view when they go into the grassy dunes where they have their burrows. Unfortunately you can't take pictures of them doing this as the flash frightens the penguins - although there were a few humans who can't read and did so. They were escorted off the premises. I did take a photo of a photo of the penguins on the beach. It was under glass which is why you can see my camera and face in the reflection. The night was freezing and the wind howled. If I did it again, I would do things very differently. 60 layers of clothing probably would have fixed it.
The koalas were the remnants of a group that were hunted almost to extinction years ago, as were the Fur Seals at Seal Point. Churchill Island is a small island to the north of Phillip Island and for quite some time was a farm and is now mostly National Park and regenerating forest.

Today I have been busy doing my shopping and washing, folding and putting away things as well as watching a few dvds I have been waiting to see for ages. Back to work tomorrow.

Mel - Maori invasion in trad dress, don't think so somehow. Bit cold over there for those hothouse flowers. Glad you are enjoying the book. There are some good recipes in it.

Happy - NZ Icewine??? Never heard of it, and the only stuff I have heard of is the Canadian variety. No reason not to have it of course - there is ice and snow in NZ. It would no doubt be very sweet.

I'd better go watch the biggest loser. Be back tomorrow.

MELODY525
02-07-2010, 09:17 AM
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HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY CHICKS. HOW IS THE WEEKEND GOING?? MINE IS CALM, QUIET & COLD. WE'RE BACK IN THE TEENS. GLAD I DON'T HAVE TO GO DOWN AND OPEN ANY DOORS THIS MORNING. :brr:
FEELING PRETTY GOOD BUT THE CHEEKS ARE LETTING ME KNOW THIS IS NOT OVER. IT'S LIKE THEY ARE JUST WAITING FOR ME TO MAKE A FALSE MOVE :rofl:
HOT COCOA AND SOME SUNDAY MORNING TV ARE IN ORDER. HAVE A GREAT DAY.:moped:

THE BOOK REPORT:
"THE TOTAL WELLBEING DIET"~ I BOUGHT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT'S COMMON SENSE. THE KIDS ARE ALWAYS COMING TO ME FOR IDEAS WHEN THE MOOD STRIKES THEM. THIS BOOK IS SIMPLE TO READ, EASY TO FOLLOW, HAS A 12 WEEK MEAL PLAN, 12 WEEKS OF SHOPPING LISTS, 85 RECIPES FOR THE 12 WEEKS, AND A FEW PAGES TELLING YOU HOW TO MAINTIAN THE WEIGHTLOSS AND SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO ADD FOODS BACK INTO YOUR DIET TO TEST YOUR LIVING LEAN AND NOT GAIN AGAIN.
THE RECIPES ARE SIMPLE AND SOME COMMONLY USED.
THERE IS NO MEAT LEFT OUT...LAMB AND VEAL ARE INCLUDED. THERE IS ALSO NO SUGAR COATING OF THE FACT THAT THIS IS A LIFESTYLE CHANGE AND THERE IS NO OFFERING OF A MAGIC PILL. THE ONLY THING I CAN NOT DO IS EAT A 7 OZ MEAT/FISH PORTION AT DINNER. SO YOU CAN SEE IT'S A HIGH PROTEIN DIET BUT WITH ENOUGH CARBS AND EVERYTHING ELSE TO BE SATISFIED. INCLUDING BREAD, PASTA AND LIMITED ALCOHOL. NO FOOD GROUP IS LEFT OUT. THE RECIPES ARE SIMPLE AND THEY EACH MAKE 4 SERVINGS. THEY EVEN TELL YOU WHAT MEAL THE RECIPE IS FOR. THERE IS INFO ON HOW TO SUB A PROTEIN FOR ANOTHER ONE AND HOW TO MAKE WISER CHOICES. I CAN SEE WHERE THIS IS A GREAT REFERENCE BOOK FOR ME AND A GENERAL MOTIVATOR. I THINK IT WAS WELL WORTH THE $9.99 ON AMAZON. THEIR MAIN PURPOSE IS TO LOWER BODY FAT, LOWER TRIGLYCERIDES ANDS BLOOD CHOLESTEROL.


HAPPY~ YOUR RECIPE SOUNDS VERY NICE. WISH I WAS STILL COOKING :lol3: I HEAR YA ON THE BUSY WORK DAYS. SOMETIMES I HAVE THE SAME PROB AND I'M RETIRED!! ROFLMAO HOPE YOU AND DH HAD A NICE DINNER :hb: HOW DID THE HOT ROCKS GO???:belly:


CEEJAY~ I AM GLAD IT WAS ONLY WORK KEEPING YOU AWAY. YOU'VE BEEN A VERY BUSY GAL. THANK GD THE SNOW MISSED US. I WAS STARVING ABOUT THE SAME TIME AS YOU AND HAD FORGOTTEN YOU SAID THERE WAS A FULL MOON COMING. THAT ANSWERS WHY LAST WEEK WAS NUTS DOWNSTAIRS :crazy: HOPE YOUR WORK WEEK GOES WELL!


LAURA~ OMG!! WHAT A HORROR THE WRAP FOR THE HEATER WAS. YIKES! STUFF CAN BE SO DANGEROUS BEFORE YOU EVEN REALIZE IT. THE PACKAGES SHOULD COME WITH LIFE HAZARD WARNINGS :rofl: SOUNDS LIKE YOUR WEEKEND IS GOING WELL. I WANT THAT BROWNIE!!! :hun: DINNER SOUNDED WONDERFUL. I THINK I GAINED WEIGHT JUST READINGYOUR POST :lol3:


SHAD~ NICE WEEKEND! LOVED YOUR POST AND HOPE YOU DIDN'T HARM THE "INCONSIDERATES". WHY WAS IT SO COLD? I MUST BE MISSING SOMETHING! FOR A MINUTE THERE I THOUGHT YOU WERE OVER HERE:brr: :rofl:
I'LL LET YOU WATCH ALL THE DVDS YOU WANT IF YOU DO THE SHOPPING, WASHING, FOLDING AND PUTTING AWAY HERE! :dance:

ceejay52
02-07-2010, 11:31 AM
Shad
Sounds like you had a good time.

Mel
The Total Well Being Diet sounds like a good book to read. I need will power and that left years ago. I may check out the Library to see if they have the book. You can never go wrong in wanting to lower the blood cholesterol and triglercides. Dr Oz has emphasis on these things also. Maybe I could combine the two. It would be nice to have the recipe's Have a nice day.

Laura
Sounds like your time spent with bf and his mother was good. I love Italian food. I may have to talk my aunt and uncle into going to Olive Garden. I've never been but it's one of my aunt's favorite. My week end will start Thursday. I'm ready for it.

diyana
02-07-2010, 02:34 PM
Happy Sunday ladies -

The weekend is going by way too fast!! I had fun working the Pet Expo yesterday, and then when my shift was over, DH and I walked around and looked at all the lovely animals, and purchased some yummy dog treats for our pups. After the Pet Expo, DH and I went out to a buffet and I stuffed myself with yummy food. That was a combination late lunch and dinner. So I used a few of my Weekly extra points and was okay. I slept in today and am feeling like I really want to have a jammies day. I've got to check a few things for work in the late afternoon/early evening. But mostly I just want to relax. I'll probably do 1/2 hour to 45 minutes on the Wii Fit, even though I'd rather just be lazy today. All the standing and walking from yesterday made my feet, legs and back hurt badly, but I'm doing a bit better today. Just doggone tired.

We're gonna get between 7-10" of snow between Monday night and Tuesday night. If it's really bad, I may work from home on Tuesday. We'll see.

Annie - Hope you enjoy the Super Bowl today!!

Happy - Yes, Bears fans and Packer fans usually enjoy a friendly banter. It's the oldest rivalry in football after all. Packer fans say they hate the Bears, and Bears fans hate the Packers...but I do have a few friends who are Packer fans...so I think there's just some good natured teasing between the fans. I think the Packers rivalry with Minnesota has also gotten a bit bigger/more intense since our ex-quarterback now plays for the Vikings. But now the Vikings and their fans have to wonder...will he retire or won't he retire and wait until after Training Camp for his decision. It's not the Packers worry any more. :) I hope your DH had a happy birthday - a steak followed by a hot rock massage! Nice! Thanks for the recipe for the garlic broccoli!


Shad - I'd love to have one of Annie's dinners as prize for weight loss. Of course that would likely put a couple pounds back on. I'd LOVE to see photos of the penguins! I so wish I could have gone with you!!

Mel - I'm glad to hear your sciatics is getting better slowly but surely. Congrats on the weight loss! Good for you for putting out the sign.

Laura - Happy Birthday to your BF's mom. Sounds like a fabulous dinner!! Glad you had a nice afternoon with HS friends. Hope your lungs and skin are doing better today. Did you finish sewing your mittens?

Ceejay - Welcome back. So nice for you to work for your co-worker. Good for you for bring your pedals to work.

Well, I've got laundry to fold, so I'd better get at it.

Love and hugs,

Shad
02-08-2010, 04:14 AM
Okay - let's see if I can upload some of Saturday's photos.

The one of the penguins is a photo of a photo. That is my hands, camera and head you can just about make out in the background. You are not allowed to photograph the penguins. They are frightened by the flashes. So rather than disappoint, I took this from the signpost on the way in.
I think I have already done most of this trip in my last post.

Been a funny day today. I was stocktaking and sorting the Carbon Brushes for the store. They are all over the place. No wonder we have a problem with WhereTF are they. Anyway with me, it is more likely WTF are they.

Don't remember signing up for dirt money, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do at times. I'm pulling away from the guy in the warehouse. He is more than capable now of doing the majority of his job. I only help out when he gets into trouble.

Mel - you are right about the amount of protein. I generally cut it back because it is too much for me. Although I have to admit if I was exercising everyday I wouldn't be too upset with the amounts.

Happy - hope you had a nice time with the DH's birthday and dinner. I hope he enjoyed his special day.

Anyway - enjoy the pics. Don't look at the windblown old bag in the background.

MELODY525
02-08-2010, 09:11 AM
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:cofdate: HAPPY MONDAY CHICKS!
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK! STAY STRONG!
I HAVE A MEETING TO GO TO SO THIS IS SHORT. NO ONE IS EVER WHERE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE OR ANSWER THEIR CEL PHONES :faint: FUNNY BUT MY PHONE ALWAYS WORKS :rofl: OK...I AM OFF :scooter:


CEEJAY~ HOPE YOU GET TO THE OLIVE GARDEN SOON. EVERYONE I KNOW LOVES IT EXCEPT ONE GAL.


MICHELLE~ I KEEP GAINING AND LOSING NTHE SAME 4 LBS :lol3: THE WEEKEND SOUNDED NICE. ESPECIALLY THE BUFFET :hun:


SHAD~BEAUTIFUL PICS. WILL HAVE TO SHOW THEM TO JEN...THE PENGUIN & KOALA FANATIC. I FEEL THE SAME ABOUT THE PROTEIN. A FEW YEARS AGO I NEEDED IT FOR THE JOBS I WAS DOING...BUT ALAS NOW I'M NOT MOVING FURNITURE AROUND ANYMORE :rofl: HOPE YOU FIND ALL THE BRUSHES....AND I WAS SAYING THE EXACT SAME THING L;AST WEEK...W.T.F.A.T? ONLY I WAS SAYING WTF IS EVERYONE???????

:wave: HELLO TO THE REST :wave:

annie175
02-08-2010, 09:48 AM
Good Monday Morning.....

Well boo on the Colts, way to give it to the Saints. Saints deserve the superbowl win! Colts sucked. Guess there is always next year. Ended up meeting Mike at the pub to watch the superbowl. It was quite fun. Sometimes I look at him and think he is not so bad, even with sausage fingers. But then again I used to think my ex wasn't so bad either. HE WAS. Anyway..........

We got about 6 inches of snow Friday & Friday night. Got up to a three foot snow drift down my driveway and into the street. Took me 3 hours to shovel and let me tell you my back, shoulders, arms and fingers are still achy. I was 20 minutes late to work at CVS due to all the shoveling. Looks like we are in for another 4-8 inches of snow tonight through all day Tuesday. Hope my aches go away so I will be able to tackle the next batch of the crap.

Spent about 5 hours with momma on Saturday evening. I clipped and filed her nails and shaved her chin. God love her! We have a such a great "girl" time when it is just the two of us.

Hey ya Shad...wish I could go see some penguins. I love penguins, they seem so dang happy all the time scooting and wobbling along. You will have that work site in order before you know, or else someone might get the ole 1, 2 SHADDIE....

Happy...the broccoli recipe sounds yummy, however I tend to stay away from broccoli as it does not agree with my tummy, gives me indigestion and mucho gas. YIKES!

Chelle...Let's have some kick *ss work outs and a very good OP week, my sista friend. Yeah, the Colts sucked. Oh well, always next year. Peyton looked like he was going to shoot someone the entire game. They just seemed out of sync. Hope your jammie day was all you dreamed it would be with DH...

Ceejay...Hidee ho sista. Don't work too hard or so much, I cover all that for the Worldlies with two jobs.

MELLIE...I guess you could say you have a pain in the *ss, or is that you are a PIA? LOL Hope all with the back end is much better. Thanks for the book report. It sounds doable, but I am sticking with my bariatric docs diet. It works for me. I will do your laundry folding, I like folding, especially towels.

Laura...thanks for keeping the site going all weekend by your lonesome. lol. I typically post from work as my home puter is the sh*ts. Even when I am in facebook, I have to log out and in 15 times just to do 2 minutes of fun. Hardly worth it.

Hello's to everyone, have a marvelous Monday.

Love and Hugs.

diyana
02-08-2010, 10:20 AM
Happy Monday -

The weekend flew by. I had so much fun at the Pet Expo. I just loved seeing and petting all the wonderful doggies and kitties. There was even a "kissing" booth set up by a Boston Terrier rescue group with a little Boston that just LOVES to give kisses. For $1 (to support the rescue group), that little fella will give you unlimited kisses! Such a sweetie. Yes, okay, I'm weird. I love puppy kisses and hugs.

Last night, DH and I enjoyed yummy roast beef sandwiches from a roast that I had been cooking in the slow cooker all day long! :drool: And yesterday being the day Auntie Flo finally arrived after giving me weeks of symptoms, along with it being the Super Bowl, I had the munchies big time. I tried to make healthy choices and did pretty good, but still ended up using some of my extra weekly points so I don't know if I'll see the two-teens this week.

We're supposed to get a doozy of a snow storm starting today through Wednesday morning, up to 2' of snow. So as long as the roads are okay tonight, I'm going to the gym for a half hour of strength training and an hour of Zumba. Then tomorrow night is Zumba again...so I'm hoping for passable roads. Actually, I'd like to get all the snow done by Tuesday night because DH is getting another shot in his spine on Wednesday, which means he can't do much of anything on Wednesday night and Thursday...and I have no desire to shovel or snowblow the driveway.

Annie - So sorry about the Colts loss. I really do like the Colts and Peyton Manning. They're one of my two fave AFC teams. But I gotta admit after all New Orleans went through during Katrina and the fact they've never won a Super Bowl...I'm kinda happy they won. During the first quarter though, I thought it was going to be a blowout in favor of the Colts. You're probably right that the Colts will be there again next year. Peyton did look pretty p*ssed off the entire game. Glad you had a nice time with Mike, but don't start settling. If it ain't there, it ain't there. Wow, girlfriend, that's a helluva snow drift you had to shovel. So glad you had a nice girl-time visit with Momma. I'm definitely going for an OP rest of the week. Hopefully the scale will be kind on Thursday.

Shad - Thanks for the photos! The peacock feathers are gorgeous, the koala is adorable, and the oceanscape is beautiful! I so wish I could've been there with you. The penguins are sooo cute. Are those the little blue penguins I see on TV sometimes that nest under people's houses? Such cutie pies! I wish we could see a better photo of you though. Please?? So you're doing inventory and sorting? Isn't that what the employees are supposed to do? All over the place, eh? No wonder they have no clue of how many they have or where they are! Good for you for pulling away from the warehouse guy. The CSIRO diet has 7 oz of protein in one meal? That is kind of a lot. I usually have no more than 2 or 3 oz at any meal, but I do make sure to have protein after strength training.

Mel - Hope the meeting was short. Look out for this next storm coming through...it'll probably get to you by Wednesday. They're predicting Philly and NYC getting around a foot of snow.

Big :wave: to Happy and Ceejay!

Lots of love and hugs to all,

annie175
02-08-2010, 12:26 PM
MMMMmm Chelle....roast beef manhattens are good too, and fattening.

ceejay52
02-08-2010, 02:06 PM
Shad
Thanks for sharing th pictures. My favorite bears are the koala and panda.

Mel
Hope the meeting goes smooth and it's not long. We have a meeting Wednesday.

Michelle
Sounds like you had a fun week end. Please keep the snow up north.

Annie
Too bad about the Colts. Be careful shoveling all that snow.

Happy
Did you get any of the white stuff this morning? The weather people say there's more on the way.

Laura
:wave:

We got a dusting of snow this morning and driving to work could have been a real pain if the temperature had been a little lower. I love the big white flakes snow that reminds me of chicken feathers.This is waht we had this morning.

diyana
02-08-2010, 03:14 PM
Ceejay - Glad you enjoyed your dusting of snow. Hopefully you'll be off the hook for this go 'round of snow. We're going to get a lot of snow between this afternoon and Wednesday a.m. I'm hopeful that the driving to and from work won't be bad.

MELODY525
02-09-2010, 09:43 AM
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THE SUN IS SO BRIGHT THIS MORNING THAT IT'S BOUNCINGOFF THE NEW BUILDING BEHIND ME AND LIGHTING UP MY LIVINGROOM. LOVING IT. :sunny:
WE'RE GETTING READY TO STAY INDOORS AND WAIT FOR THE 12-18" PF SNOW THEY PREDICTED. THE WHOLE TOWN IS ABUZZ WITH EXCITEMENT :rofl: I HAVE SOME THINGS TO LINE UP SOP I'M OUTTA HERE.
HAVE A GREAT DAY.:moped:


ANNIE...GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TIME WITH MIKE AND MOM GOT BEAUTIFIED! I COULD USE ALL THAT!! INCLUDING THE CHIN SHAVE :rofl:


MICHELLE...HANG IN THERE WITH AUNT FLO AND THE BIG SNOW STORM. HOPE IT DOESN'T HIT YOU GUYS TOO HARD. DOESN'T LOOK GOOD ON THE MAP!!!]


CEEJAY~ I ,OVE THOSE BIG FEATHERY FLAKES TOO BUT THEN I DON'T HAVE TO DRIVE IN IT LIKE YOU DO!!!!

ceejay52
02-09-2010, 09:56 AM
We had another 4 to 5 inches of snow yesterday and last night. Driving in it is not fun but so far I've managed. I decided to shovel the front porch at work and the side walk to the chemical building. It was sluch sso it was not anything like Annie's ordeal.
We don't have snow plows so it can be messy.
We are getting a blast of artic air today. 2 more working day's and I'll be off for 4 day's. I'm hybernating.

ceejay52
02-09-2010, 09:58 AM
The tree's are gorgeous with all the snowcovering their branches.

Laura705
02-09-2010, 12:38 PM
Hi everyone. I'll have to catch up on reading your posts and get to personals later. I'm sore from my gym workout on Sunday - 25 min. of the recumbent bike and 5 min of the Stairmaster, and of course it was that 5 min. that made my quads sore yesterday and still today. I only did one BE workout last night - I was tired. Now my pecs and triceps are sore from that.

Boss is hoping for an early dismissal and a snow day tomorrow. I haven't seen any snow days in my 14+ years here, so I'm hoping for an early dismissal. I'm just glad that none of my commute involves driving a car.

Have a good day everyone, and be safe out there!

diyana
02-09-2010, 01:43 PM
Hi ladies -

Just a quick post for me as lots of work to do. We're having a big snowstorm today. I got into the office, but my boss called me and since he's working from home, he urged me to get home before the roads got too bad. So I'm working from home today...which is nice...wearing sweatpants and t-shirt - so comfy!! The downside is that since it's TOM, all I want to do is EAT!! I'm really trying to hold out until lunch time though. BTW, I did an hour of Zumba and 1/2 hour of strength training last night. No Zumba class tonight due to the snow storm, but I'll do the Wii Fit instead.

I'll try and check in later this afternoon to catch up on reading posts.

Luv and hugs to all,

happy2bme
02-09-2010, 02:59 PM
Hi ladies,

Things have been kind of hectic around here. We had a wonderful dinner for DH's birthday - lots of calories but worth ever single one of them. Enjoyed 2 glasses of Riesling too :cheers:

Got an unexpected snow/ice/cold rain storm yesterday. Kept most of us inside. A few power blips but we're ok. I'm going to need foot surgery again on the 22nd. Another cyst that needs to come out and he's taking a bunion too. I just seem to be behind all the time on everything...

Michelle & Laura - hope you don't get dumped with too much snow but if they are doing snow days, that's pretty intense. Take care and be careful shovelling.

Ack - just noticed the time - meeting after meeting today and the PC guy is due here in 2 minutes to work on my PC. Will try and get back later.

diyana
02-09-2010, 03:53 PM
Mel - Enjoy the sun while it lasts!! All I see out the window is white fluffy snow...lots and lots of it.

Ceejay - Mother Nature should not give you snow if you don't have snow plows!

Happy - glad you had such a nice dinner with DH. That sucks you have to have another foot surgery. :( :hug: Hope your day and your meetings go well.

Hugs,

ceejay52
02-09-2010, 05:24 PM
Annie
I wish I could have left early. The light office left at four yesterday. That didn't set to well with me. Be careful.

MELODY525
02-09-2010, 06:16 PM
AH.....THE EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING. SUN HAS LONG GNE AND IT'S GETTINGDARKER BY THE MINUTE. JEN JUST RAN OUT FOR MORE CATFOOD. THE PREDICTION KEEPS CHANGING HERE. EVERYTHING IS IN PLACE AND ALL VENDORS HAVE LEFT THE BUILDING. LOTS OF CRAZINESS TODAY WITH THINGS BREAKING. :yikes:
I AM SITTING IN COZY FLANNEL JAMMIES AND READY FOR A NIGHT OF TV. JUST HOPE THERE IS SOMETHING ON TO WATCH! :rofl: MY EYES ARE GIVING ME FITS TODAY. I HVE NO IDEA WHY. CAN'T BE THE COFFE CAUSE THERE WAS NONE :cry:

http://www.animated-gifs.eu/ps-smilies-winter/0010.gif CEEJAY....I AGREE....MOTHER NATURE HAS SOME NERVE SENDING SNOW SOUTH OF THE MASON DIXON LINE :lol3: :lol3: AND SHE SHOULD HAVE PROVIDED SNOW SHOVELS & PLOWS!! GET HOME SAFE :hug:

:wave: HELLO TO ALL THE BUSY CHICKS OUT THERE. STAY WARM AND SAFE AND COZY. SHAD BETTER SEND US SOME OF HER HEAT!!! I JUST WANTED TO WRITE TONITE :write: IN CASE WE HAVE SPORADIC ELECTRICITY.
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT. :hug:

happy2bme
02-10-2010, 02:05 AM
Mel - hope the electricity and the eyes hold up. This is a bad time to lose heat tho I suppose if you could get down to the office they could make a nice bonfire with all the paperwork you guys are required to fill out. Hope the snow stays away.

Ceejay - I think you got socked again. You're right in the sweet spot for storms it seems. Stay warm!

Michelle - please be careful with your back with all that new snow. Go easy. DH too. Hope you don't get buried. Hope you held the munchies at bay - I think the snow makes you hungry too.

Same for you Laura - I think the weather was the best thing about taking the train. I would laugh at the "parking lot" on I-90 as we sped by at 60 mph. Don't even have to dig your car out if you get covered parking. And yes, I remember the Japanese Market. Many things there that I had no idea what to do with. Great plum wine tho! Do a few stretches to ease those poor sore muscles.

God bless you Annie for taking care of Momma. May we all have someone to shave our chins if we can't take care of ourselves - that is love. Anyone NOT have chin hairs? Sorry your Colts lost the game.

I LOVED the commercial where the guys were playing football and they accused one of the guys of playing like Betty White :rofl: Snickers I think. I didn't see the game but watched the commercials on the internet.

Shad, I absolutely loved your pictures. I might swipe the koala for my screen saver at work. That is if you don't mind. :o Hope you're not getting too dirty and hands on at work.

Well I was sitting in the chair watching TV and falling asleep and now it's bedtime and I'm wide away. However the house is cooling off and I'm getting cold in my short pajammies so I think I'm going to make the mad dash under the covers. Night all...

diyana
02-10-2010, 08:20 AM
Just a quick post to ask....

Laura - Did you feel the earthquake?! At around 4 am, there was a 4.3 quake centered near DeKalb in Northern Illinois. They said it was felt in Chicago and in southern and in Milwaukee and the nearby suburbs. We didn't feel it, but we live about 30 miles north of Milwaukee. They also said it was probably not part of the New Madrid fault, as that fault affects southern IL more than northern IL.

Happy - I wonder if your mom and the rest or your family or friends felt it. See what you miss out on by moving south? Of course, I forgot...you have earthquakes down there too.

I'll be back a little later...gotta go get coffee and breakfast.

Laura705
02-10-2010, 08:38 AM
Hello everyone! We had an early dismissal yesterday - 3 pm. I took a 3:45 train home and had to stand the entire ride. Should have gotten to the station earlier to get a seat. I didn't go to the movies last night - just stayed home and did some reading and watched some tv.

Shad - Thanks for the photos. Sounds like a really interesting place to visit! I was in Aus in 1994 (Sidney area only) and visited a couple "wildlife parks" and saw some of the native species, but not penguins. I might have to scan and post the photo of me holding a koala. Keep up the good work w/ your work assignment - I'm sure you'll have them whipped into shape eventually!!! How did they ever get along w/o you???

Michelle - Glad you enjoyed the Expo. A kissing booth! That sounds so cute! Good job on the exercise! Don't you or dh overdo w/ the snow removal and strain your backs - take breaks and take turns!

Annie - Sorry your Colts didn't win it all, but I think it's a good thing for the Saints. Sounds like you had a nice time w/ your mom. She's soooo lucky to have you!!

Ceejay - Hope you're getting around ok in the snow. Be safe!! Living in the south, my expectation would be little snow and what there is melts quickly. Huh. Not this year.

Happy - Glad you enjoyed DH's bday dinner. Sorry to hear you need another foot surgery, but I sure hope this ends your pain. That Asian market is incredible - and, yeh, we don't even know what a lot of the stuff is! Hmmm, plum wine. Are there dry versions of it? I don't care for sweet wines.

Mel - Hope your area didn't get pounded too badly with the snow. I have to check the weather site. We've had quite a bit, at least 8 inches. It'll be a good walk slogging through it to the train today. Bf was out twice w/ the snowblower yesterday afternoon and night.

Okay, better get moving here. Have a good day all.

Laura705
02-10-2010, 08:42 AM
Michelle - No, I didn't feel any earthquake. I was still asleep and nothing woke me up. I checked e-mail to see if perhaps we might have a snow day today (nope) and saw one of my news alert e-mails mention a quake.

diyana
02-10-2010, 09:20 AM
Happy Hump Day everyone -

It was so nice to work from home yesterday. I got a lot done and got the added bonus of being able to spend time with my doggies! :) Late in the afternoon, I pulled the snow down off the roof...which is a good cardio and upper body workout, and DH cleared the driveway this morning. We ended up with about 12-14" of snow. It better not snow anymore in the next few days because today DH is getting a shot in his spine called a sympathetic nerve block to help ease his chronic knee pain and he's supposed to take it easy for a couple days. I may go to the gym this evening or I may just do the Wii Fit at home since there's not a Zumba class 'till tomorrow.

Mel - I hope you get to stay snuggled up in flannel jammies all day today. I hope your power and heat both stay on and your peepers get better.

Happy - I didn't hurt my back a bit with the snow...but DH's knee was sore after clearing the driveway. Luckily, he's getting his nerve shot today...so by tonight, he hopefully won't be feeling much pain in his knee. As for the Super Bowl commercials, the Betty White/Abe Vigoda one was one of my faves! Posting at midnight, girlfriend? I thought one of your goals for this year was to get to bed earlier?? :dunno:

Laura - Glad you had an early dismissal and stayed inside all warm and cozy. My DH was going to snowblow last night...but when he heard we'd get more snow until 3 am AND there would be blowing and drifting...he decided to clear it all at once this morning.

Annie - I hope you didn't feel the earthquake or get too much snow...or maybe just enough for Humana to declare another SNOW DAY!! Stay warm, my sista!

Shad - You keep on whipping that company into shape! Maybe they'll come around one of these days!

Ceejay - I hope you didn't get any more snow. Do you get another long weekend soon that you can look forward to?

Gotta run for now.

Love and hugs to all,

happy2bme
02-10-2010, 09:37 AM
Good morning chicks,

Got busted by Michelle for staying up late :o :lol:

I hear that there is a new, more active fault in the region. New Madrid has been relatively quiet for 5 years now. That's good because the other fault line runs away from here. New Madrid is a hot line RIGHT down this way. I'm sure if you didn't know what you were trying to feel, you might not even feel the trembler. I decribe it as the feeling that a heavy semi tracker trailer truck just rumbled by.

Michelle - glad you got through the snow ok. Hope the shot helps DH feel better. And enough with this snow stuff already.

Laura - as nice as it is to get an early dismissal, the Metra hates it. They can't get the extra cars on the trains fast enough and it's a sea of madness at the train station at 3:30 before the express trains set in. I remember riding all the way home standing too. But at least you got home.

Mel - I hear they are predicting possible white out conditions up your way. :yikes: Hunker down and stay warm. Let someone else deal with it. Seniors should not be leaving the building anyway.

Gotta run now. Will be back later to catch up with the rest of you chicks :wave:

ceejay52
02-10-2010, 10:23 AM
I'm curious as to whether or not there is a branch of the New Madrid fault line that runs through Illinois. I'll have to check that out.

Our early morning meeting at the fire department was canceled but know one told us.

Happy
Have you scheduled your foot surgery? The bunionectomy will not be to bad. What is causing the cyst?

Michelle
The snow wouldn't be so bad if we were prepared for it. Like I say the city doesn't own a snow plow We do have a couple of road graders. But we, the drivers beat off the snow as we drive. My Toyota has front wheel drive. I'm just a wimp about the cold and snow. I've done well in getting to work.

You never know what the customers are going to ask. One called this morning wanting to speak to a city employee. Dah, She wanted someone to come and clean off her drive way. If we did that I'd be the first in line.

MELODY525
02-10-2010, 11:49 AM
MY COMPUTER IS ACTING CRAZY. IT'S IN SLOW MOTION AND I CAN'T SEEM TO SCROLL. IT MUST BE DOING SOMETHING OR DOWNLOADING SOMETHING BUT I CAN'T FIND IT. SO THIS WILL BE SHORT...THE WORST OF THE SNOW IS YET TO COME. WE ALREADY HAVE A FEW INCHES. NO BIGGIE YET. WIND IS UNREAL :yikes: TRYING TO RIP OUR SCREENS OFF!! EVERYONE IS FIGHTING IN THE OFFICE BOTH HERE AND ON THE CEL PHONES :faint: SO I CAME BACK UP TO MIND MY OWN BUSINESS. I JUST WANTED TO SEE THE SNOW UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL FIRST :scooter::ginger: HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT DAY.

annie175
02-10-2010, 01:22 PM
Ok, all y'll, this dilapidated puter has let me in...I am trying to post.

Chelle..Humana did not declare another stay at home paid snow day, but I took one anyway. Back is nearly broken from shoveling. 3Xs since Saturday. I HATE SNOW. WHY DO IT LIVE IN INDIANA. I know, look at the bright side, I could be in Haiti. Thank you my dear Lord. Didn't feel the earthquake. Man we are having a LOT of earthquakes lately, wonder, is this how the world will end? Earthquakes galore? You know, Chelle, I am so very proud of you for doing WiiFit when you cannot make it to Zumba or the gym. You are such an inspiration. Keep up the good work, you make me feel better. lol

Happy...Used to hate shaving momma. I cannot stand the scrapping of whiskers sound or feel. It just send chills through me. HOWEVER, now that I have been doing it for a while, it doesn't really bother me anymore. If you need a cleaning up, mani or pedi, let me know, I will be happy to assist you, my dear.

Laura...standing the entire ride on the train. What? are there no gentlemen on that train? Sheesh. I know you are staying OP, cause I am WATCHING you. I am hidden in the room where you CHEAT. LOL

Ceejay...if you are going to come clean driveways, then get on over here, my back could use a break.

MELLIE....hope you have all your essentials in your closet. Looks like you all are in blizzard mode. Stay in, stay warm, watch the tube, and post on 3FC. OK, you may eat a SMALL amount of popcorn. Not too much, you might get the poops. Bella stuck her head in my bowl of popcorn, so now I KNOW I will not eat too much. The rest is hers. She is being cute tho, being a little lover puppy, I think she likes mommie being home with her. The crazy little mut. I had to shovel the back patio and yard for her as she wouldn't go out and poo/p.

SHADDIE...wakey, wakey, eggs and bakey. Where oh where for art thou?

Thats about it for me. Nothing going on when you stay home for two days.

Love and hugs, stay warm, or cool, depending on your location. Hidee ho to all.

annie175
02-10-2010, 01:24 PM
PS. Funny how when you mix Miralax in Margarita, you can't even tell it is in there. I mean, why not have a margarita, I know it is 5:00pm somewhere. Wasting away again in margaritaville. Not really. limiting it to two. I NEED TO POO<----that statement is directed to MELLIE.

annie175
02-10-2010, 01:25 PM
Altho I am not sure what the little black floaties are in the bottom of my margarita, however I am sure the alcohol will KILL anything it might be. LOL

Shad
02-10-2010, 03:27 PM
Morning all,
Sorry I haven't been in. I'm still trying to work out how this internet is eating the bytes. I'm fairly sure there is something there and I can't afford to keep feeding the monster. Or maybe I am reading it wrong and there is more there than I think there is. It can be awfully slow at times too.

Earthquakes - you are getting earthquakes over there?? We had a small spate of them here for a while. NZ gets them fairly frequently, but no really biggies for a while. We always used to get a big one everytime someone tested a nuclear weapon. There were some huge ones when France was testing in the Pacific years ago. However NZ builds to accommodate them (mostly) so little damage ensued.

Work continues okay. I am still counting and sweeping and training. I've been out in the workshop a bit lately as well. This sure was a cheap install since half the defaults don't seem to work and the task lists on Functional Locations don't behave as per normal either. I've yet to try to put a BOM together (Bill of Materials - not the explosive variety). I wonder what delights await me there?

Gotta go. I'll be back later to try for personals. Meantime duty calls. Have a good day and be careful in all that snow.

Laura705
02-10-2010, 05:04 PM
Shad - I hope all these quakes don't signal the beginning of the end!! :yikes: Good luck w/ the BOM's...

Annie - Ewww, black floaties in the bottom of your Margarita! That's what you get for starting so early, LOL. Aw, poor Bella! Aww, poor Coal. That's my doggy - he's an 85 pound lab mix - and the snow was so deep he had problems today too. I just told bf to dig out some spots for him in the yard! Oh, and a guy did offer me his seat on the train yesterday, but it wasn't the standing that bugged me, it was that I was getting too warm wearing my down coat. So I said no thanks and just moved to another car with fewer standees and more air circulation. Uh, you must be in the wrong room, because let's just say food has been a challenge lately.

Mel - Hope your computer gets its act together and gets moving. Stay warm!

Ceejay - LOL re the woman calling the city to clear her driveway. Tell them to phone Annie!

Happy - no staying up late tonight!! :nono:

Michelle - We should be raking our roof too. We have gutter covers that do great w/ the leaves, but the flipside is they cause icicles to form!

Boss left the office a couple hours ago and is out for the rest of the week. Admin will be out tomorrow through next Tuesday. It'll be nice and quiet here, ahhh. I'm going to exercise tonight - the usual one or two BE workouts in the basement.

Enjoy the rest of your Wed/Thursday ladies.

MELODY525
02-10-2010, 07:51 PM
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THIS PIC IS FOR ALLL THOSE SHOVELERS OUT THERE IN CHICKLAND:snow4: HOPE YOU ALL GET A BREAK OVER THE WEEKEND AND GET SOME REST.

:clause:THE SNOW HERE IS INTERMITTENT AND I AM TRYING NOT TO GO DOWN AND LOOK AT THE AUTO DOORS :faint: I DON'T WANT TO SEE HOW MUCH SNOW HAS ENTERED THE VESTIBULE!:snowball: EVERYONE IS WORN OUT AND THE BLDG IS SILENT. JUST HAD AN EXCELLENT DINNER OF FUSILLI, FRESH TOMATOES AND SPINACH WITH A DASH OF MARINARA AND PARMESAN-ROMANO DUSTING ON TOP. WOW!! I ATE IT RIGHT UP!!FEELING RELAXED AND READY FOR TV. WISH IT WAS A NIGHT FOR BBC TV...OH THAT'S RIGHT...I HAVE SOME DVDS!! MAYBE THAT'S THE TICKET.
WE HAVE A FAULT LINE ON THE EAST COAST AND IN THE LATE 70'S I THINK IT WAS...WE HAD SOME TREMORS AND IT FELT EXACTLY LIKE A SEMI TRUCK WAS ROLLING BY OUTSIDE. I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW TILL THE NEXT DAY WHAT IT WAS :yike: AT THE TIME I LIVED IN A 5 STORY BLDG ON THE CLIFFS! :rofl: :rofl:
STAY WARM AND HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.:val3:


HAPPY~ HOPE THE LINE IS FAR ENOUGH AWAY FROM YOU AND DH. HOW IS HE FEELING AFTER THE BIRDAY? DID YOU WEAR HIM OUT??? KEEP OPUT OF HARMS WAY!!!


SHAD...HOPE YOU DON'T HAVE TO KEEP "FEEDIN G THE METER" SO TO SPEAK. GLAD THINGS ARE MOVING ALONG. STAY WELL.:beach:


CEEJAY~ WHEN THEY BEGIN DOING DRIVEWAYS...SEND THEM HERE...I HAVE A BEAUT!!! YOUR POST CARACKED ME UP! THE THINGS PEOPLE THING OF!!!!!!!! :rofl:

LAURA~ CAN STANDING UP ALL THE WAY HOME BE COUNTED AS EXERCISE??? IT MUST BE A BALANCING ACT OF SORTS!!! NOW GET THEE INTO THE BASEMENT AND EXERCISE YOU WENCH!!! :rollpin:


ANNIE~ I TOLD YOU I CAN USE THE SAME PAMPERING LIKE MOM GOT...MAYBE I SHOULD TEACH JEN HOW TO DO THIS :lol3: :lol3: HOPE YOU GET SOME REST FROM THE SHOVELING AND SOME ME TIME TOO. I THINK YOU COULD USE SOME PAMPERING YOURSELF WITH ALL THAT'S BEEN GOING ON!:ginger:


MICHELLE~ I HAVE HAD FRIENDS IN THE PAST THAT GET THAT SHOT ON A REGULAR BASIS. HOPE HE GETS THE RELIEF HE'S EXPECTING :hug: GLAD YOUR WORK AT HOME DAY WENT OK. DON'T DO TOO MUCH EXERCISING IN CASE YOU END UP THE ONLY SHOVELER!! :snowglo:

Shad
02-11-2010, 02:49 AM
Right personals and questions:

Annie - what is a beef manhattan. I've heard of the drink but the meat???

Mel - I misread your post to Michelle. I thought it said that you have had friends that got shot on a regular basis. My first thought was - only in the States!!! then I read it properly.

Ceejay - hate to tell you this, but Koala are not bears!!! They are more closely related to the kangaroo than a bear. They bear live embryos and keep them in a pouch until they can't fit anymore. However they are cute - particularly as they sit and sleep in the forked branches of trees - it's a wonder they aren't blown out of the tree in some of the winds we get here.

I've put some more pictures of Phillip Island on the attachments.

Laura - have fun with the snow and ice. It looks pretty, but Mel's cartoon says just about everything about it.

Annie - I was in that space last week. I never though of eating the choc lax with a glass of something. It would have been interesting no doubt. Could use a good pedicure and foot massage. Might have to indulge myself one of these days.

So Happy is up late again. I've caught her myself on a couple of occasions and chased her off to bed. I think she's worked out when I am on these days because I just seem to miss her when I am coming in and she is leaving.

Okay, so I have done a day and a halfs work today. Uncovered some more funnies in the warehouse. It's gonna take longer than another 6 weeks to sort that lot out.
Friday tomorrow. Then on Saturday the DS1 and DS2 will be in Sydney to see the Top Gear Show and I will see DS1 in the evening when I pick him up from the airport and bring him home for the night. Looking forward to that.

See you tomorrow.

MELODY525
02-11-2010, 09:18 AM
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:coffee: GOOD MORNING CHICKS
HOPE YOU HAVE A HAPPY THURSDAY!

NOT MUCH NEW SINCE LAST NIGHT. GOT ON THE SCALE AND I AM STILL IN THE SAME "RANGE"..190.
WHAT'S WITH THAT? BUT I AM FEELING MUCH BETTER AND MORE MY OLD SELF AGAIN. OUR STORM LEFT US A FOOT YESTERDAY. THE PLOW GUYS HAVE BEEN WORKING NON STIOP TO KEEP THE CITY RUNNING. IT'S HARD WITH A MILLION CARS BLOCKING THE STREETS :yikes:
ONE MORE DAY AND THEN THE OFFICE IS CLOSED :cheer: :cheer2: :cheer3:

SHAD~ THERE ARE PEOPLE ALSO GETTING SHOT EVERY DAY!! :rofl: JUST MAYBE NOT THE SAME PEOPLE EACH TIME :lol3: I WRITE IN RIDDLES ACCORDING TO MY FRIENDS. I TELL THEM I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I AM SAYING! I MADE YOUR BEACH PIC MY DESKTOP. THIS WAY EVERY MORNING WHILE I AM FREEZING MY "BORROWED BALLS" OFF THAT I AM REMINDED THERE IS ACTUALLY GOING TO BE WARM DAYS AHEAD:beach: SO GLAD YOU ARE GETTING A CHANCE TO REUNITE WITH THE DS1. ENJOY.

happy2bme
02-11-2010, 09:45 AM
Good morning girls,

I'm tired and tired of cold weather. Isn't winter supposed to be over yet?

A foot of snow Mel :yikes: Glad you and Ritchie don't have to shovel although if it's an opportunity for him to pick up some extra money - good for him! Guess you won't be venturing out for a while. I'm with you on loving the beach shot. DH and I are talking about a beach vacation this year, I'll save a spot for you.

Oh so BUSTED by Shad :lol3: While I do not avoid her, I am thinking as I log in for one last fix before bed that SHE'S GONNA CATCH ME :nono: :drill: :rofl: I'm glad you'll get to see your son. Sorry to hear that something is off with the internet connection - hope you don't run out of credits.

I also want to know what a beef manhattan is - unless it has to do with pooing. My morning tummy is too queasy for that kind of stuff.

As Laura can tell you - there is a skill to riding the bus standing up all the way - I actually got good enough where I did not have to hold on, but standing riding the train with the clack, clack is a different skill entirely, particularly while standing with your briefcase / laptop between your feet so no one makes off with it. I daresay commuters would make good snowboarders :lol:

Annie - when I get blind and feeble (in a year or two) it will be good to know there is someone who will help keep me from being a total fright - thanks for the offer :hug: Did you did out from all that snow? How's the back doing?

Ceejay - my foot surgery is scheduled for the 22nd. Thanks for the tip on the bunion, I was wondering how that was going to work out, glad to know it's a nuttin' thing. Did you get more snow?

Michelle you Zumba snow queen - did you dance through the snowflakes? A foot of snow for you too! :yikes: Sure getting dumped on. Hope you get a break so DH can rest his back (and yours too). I would be so tired of winter by now. Did you ever get the Christmas stuff put away or did it just get buried outside?

Gotta run - see yah later :wave:

diyana
02-11-2010, 10:16 AM
Happy Thursday ladies -

Yesterday when I got home, I decided to clear the snow off the back patio with the snowblower and also snowblow some paths in the backyard for the doggies. DH and I refer to it as a race track because the dogs just love to run laps! The snow is over their heads, and they just sink in so they don't go very far without the paths. After that, I went to the gym and did 1/2 of aerobics followed by 20 minutes of abs...so I got plenty of crunches and planks in! Today is weigh in, and I know I've gained weight. It's a little frustrating, because I was hoping to get into the two teens this week, but it will come back off. I can do this. I chalk up the weight gain to TOM and to eating too much of good and bad food, which usually happens during TOM. I'm not gonna let it get me down....just gives me more reason to exercise more and eat better this week. Tonight is Zumba and strength training! :woohoo:

Ceejay - Can't believe a resident called and wanted someone from the city to clean off their driveway! Here, if you have a sidewalk or an alley or if there's a fire hydrant in front of your house...you're responsible for clearing it. And you'd better clear out your mailbox or you won't get any mail and you'll get nasty letters from the mail carrier.

Mel - I hope you're hunkered down. A foot of snow! :yikes: And from what I hear, there's more on the way for you early next week. Milwaukee (and the surrounding area) has strict parking restrictions when there's a big storm. Basically, if you park on the street, you get towed to make room for the plows to get through. Good for you for leaving the fighting behind and going upstairs for peace and quiet. Don't go look at the auto doors and the vestibule. You probably DON'T want to know. Dinner sounds yummy!

Annie - How nice that you took another snow day! We had so many lost days due to the lost files, that now that they have been recovered...I can't take any time off...much as I'd like to. The deadlines are getting closer and closer. I hope your back is doing better today. My back has been twingey lately, but not too bad. Plus, I'm getting my cortisone shot tomorrow. Hopefully I won't have to take too many days off exercising. Miralax and 'ritas huh? I would've loved to have joined you for 'ritas yesterday without the black floaties if you don't mind. When my DH needs to poo, I always tease that he's full of sh*t. So I hope you're not full of sh*t anymore, girlfriend! :rofl:

Shad - I hope you get your internet sorted out. Glad work is going okay. Good thing you explained the BOM. I love all the photos you're posting. The sleepy koala is adorable!! Such a funny sign about the koala "pellets". I didn't know Top Gear was filmed in Sydney. I thought it was filmed in the UK? Or is this a special episode? DH and I really like Top Gear!! They had a really funny episode the other night where the three guys were testing out economical cars - all of them teeny - and one of the tests was...since so many people in the UK have dogs, they had to try and comfortably carry a large dog (Irish Wolfhound, Great Dane or St. Bernard) in the teeny tiny car. It was hysterical seeing them try and get these 125+ lb dogs in the little cars! :rofl: Glad you get to see your DS1! Have a wonderful weekend!

Laura - How nice of VF to clear some spots for Coal. At least the snow isn't over Coal's head. Food has been a challenge here too. We can do it girlfriend. We usually get a lot of icicles, and we don't have gutter covers. I just knock 'em down with a broom handle or whatever so they don't skewer a dog or me or DH. Good for you for doing the BE workouts!! Enjoy your quiet time at work!!

Happy - We still have many weeks left of winter, and everyone here is ready for spring...except the ski areas, skiers and snowmobilers. As for the outdoor Christmas stuff...most of it is still buried outside and the stakes are frozen in the ground. It'll be there 'till April. But we did get the inflatables off the ground, boxed up and in the basement. I don't do great riding a bus or a train standing up...but since DH's knee usually can't handle all the herky jerky movements, if there's one seat, I let him take it. BTW, how is the no soda zone doing this month?

Gotta sign off for now.

Love and hugs,

annie175
02-11-2010, 11:30 AM
Good Morning Chicklets....

Still waiting on the poo. I can feel it building up and making noises. Gurgle, gurgle.

This morning has been hectic here as being off for two days can create mountains of work.

Sunday is Valentine's day. I cannot stand this day of the year. It reminds me how miserable my love life has been throughout the years. LOVE STINKS.

Chelle...come on girl, it is 4 weeks till 214 lbs., and sides you are supposed to call me when you are about to eat crap you are not supposed to. Your WI will be ok, I am guessing a maintain, if not, shake your bootie off and let's do this. I am really anxious for you to see Onederland. Getty up, girlfriend. I dug a small path for Bella to potty, however she leaped over the snow on the patio and pooed right in the middle of the patio. So far just two piles, she is so proud of herself too. Funny.

SHAD....Beef manhatten....leftover roast beef slapped on your favorite bread to make sandwich, cut in half, placed on a plate, scoop of mashed potatos in the middle, then gravy poured over all of it. How is that for fattening? You can use turkey also. You should have a medal for all the crap you put up with at work.

MELLIE...we are supposed to get more snow on Sunday, however I have decided to just gun the car and go like h*ll through it, I cannot shovel any more. I HATE SNOW AND COLD WEATHER. Stay in, stay warm, and watch movies.

Happy...the back is a bit better today. Really it is from the shoulder blades up through the neck. Mostly muscle pain. Heating pad and vicoden does wonders for pain. lol. Oh and the margarita. Snow is almost over...37 days til spring. Hold on we will get there.

Ceejay...Even tho Laura told you to call me to shovel for y'all, don't do it, it will do no good, I am done with shoveling. It is good exercise but it is not for me.

Laura....I think the alcohol killed the black floatie thing in the margarita. Actually I think it was a pepper speck, that is what I am going with. Sista, must I actually come there and wallop you with MELLIE's rolling pin? Get OP and stay OP.

Not much else going on..

Love and Hugs

diyana
02-11-2010, 12:33 PM
Annie - It's unlikely that WI will be a maintain, but I'm hoping. If I called you every time I ate junk this week, we would never have gotten off the phone! :lol: I'm anxious to see the two teens! Onederland seems like a long way off. The Beef Manhatten sounds so delish!! Dang! Now I'm hungry! I don't mind shoveling...but my back doesn't like it. Using the snowblower yesterday was almost fun once I sorta got the hang of it.

Laura - Sounds like Annie and Mel are gonna beat the crap out of both of us if we keep eating off plan. We'd better watch out!

Laura705
02-11-2010, 01:33 PM
Mel – Just LOVE that graphic! Luckily, I haven't had to do any snow shoveling. Just schlepping myself through it all. Your dinner sounds delish!! Where are the cliffs?!

Shad – Hope you have a nice weekend seeing DS1. Nice break from that warehouse work. Thanks for more photos. Especially the beach. :goodvibes: I might have to copy Mel and make that into a screen saver or desktop background

Happy – I don't have expectations nice weather until April. Sure I get tired of it and complain and hope and wish for some nice weather now, but when April comes, I expect Mother Nature to ante up. :flow1:

Michelle – Bf dug out a few spots for doggy – not that he's used them yet. He investigated them, but this morning preferred to do his thing in snow up to his belly. Bf must have read my mind – I came home last night to see that he had raked the roof up to about a foot in from the gutters. Hopefully we won't be getting any giant killer icicles. I hope DH's shot and yours bring you both relief. Great job on the exercise! Good luck w/ weigh in. I'm sure you'll hit the 2-teens in the next week or two! You can do it!!! :yes:

Annie – Ooh, beef manhattan sounds yummy! :moo: I can see how you are tired of shoveling out. I think if it were me at that point, I'd just be shoveling two ruts for the tires and that's it. Speaking of ruts... I'm gonna really try w/ the OP – I'm logging everything on The Daily Plate.

Ceejay – is it your weekend yet? Hope you are at home in hibernation now!!

Well, ladies I talked to my "coach" at my insurance co yesterday and we discussed my eating struggles. She suggested I give up sugar for a month. I agreed to give it a try for two weeks. Heck it's not like I need it to survive. So no candy, baked sweets, desserts, and added sugar (Splenda and diet soda are okay). She said my cravings for it might go away if I give it up for a while. I don't know if I actually have cravings for it – I eat out of habit, or for emotional reasons – boredom, anxiety, etc. But I'm on board, as of yesterday around 4 pm!!

I got home from work yesterday and got involved in getting my last two BE shows that I was missing from my "collection" copied onto DVD and then came dinner (pork chop and green beans), and then I realized I'd never gotten down into the basement to exercise. So tonight it is. My continued goal w/ the "coach" is exercising 3x/week for 30 min, so I need to get in a 2nd BE session this week and then finish w/ the gym on Sunday.

That's about it, so I'll get this posted and get back to work. Happy Thursday, and to lucky Shad, happy Friday!!

annie175
02-11-2010, 01:46 PM
OK Laura...I am holding you to it. No sugar for two weeks, and yes you quit craving it once it is all out of your system. Exercising 3X a week and eating OP ONLY...Get it, GOt it, GOOD!!

diyana
02-11-2010, 03:40 PM
Good afternoon ladies -

As expected, I did not have a good scale. Up 2 lbs. :( I will do better with eating healthy foods - snacking on fruits and veg, and keep up with the exercise. I want to lose 9 lbs in the next 4 weeks. It'll be a challenge but am determined to really work at this.

Laura - I'm with you....I don't expect nice weather until April either. You and I really gotta get better with the eating. Do you have any potentially off plan activities this weekend? Thankfully I do not. We don't have any plans this weekend, and DH has to work on Valentines Day. How great that you have a "coach" at your insurance company! She sounds like she offers the same suggestions and goal setting help as my "coach" at the Y. Wow, you're giving up sugar for two weeks? Good for you! I think I'll do that with ya'. I was gonna say "try that", but then I heard Yoda saying..."Do or Do Not. There is no try." No, I'm not a total Star Wars geek, I just like that line.

Annie - Okay. I'm cutting out sugar for two weeks. Dang!! That means no WW snack bars or Fiber One bars! :yikes: I seriously don't know what I'm gonna do! :faint: I'd better get some healthy fruits and veggies to snack on! And I'm following Laura's rules...Splenda and diet soda are okay.

Nervous but determined,

ceejay52
02-11-2010, 06:16 PM
Annie and Michelle
You two inspire me when it comes encouraging one another.

Laura
I'm home hybernating. I am ready for some spring like temperatures again. But it is winter so I'll be patient. This summer I'll be complaining about the mosquitos and heat.

Mel
Stay upstairs and try to stay warm. Let some one else deal with the snow. I'm voting for no more snow.

Shad
I've been wrong about koala's all along. They are still one of my favorite animals. Thanks for sharing some beautiful picture's.

Happy
It's getting about time for me to have the left foot done. I've been noticing the symtoms but don't want to give in just now. Maybe this spring when my sister has some time off school.

I've been having a sinus infection this week so I took a histamine last night around 11 at bed time. I slept till 10.30 a.m. this morning. I knew I had been exhausted from working the extra couple of day's also.

Weigh in revealed 197.2 so that is a pound down from last week. I'd gained 3pounds at last week's weigh in. My goal this week is to eat a salad and protein for dinner.

MELODY525
02-12-2010, 09:27 AM
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:cb: DOING THE HAPPY DANCE FOR 2 REASONS. IT'S FRIDAY AND THE SCALE SAID 188.5 :carrot: LOOKS LIKE JUST READING THE NEW BOOK HELPED!! MUST HAVE BEEN ALL THOSE PICS OF HELATHY FOODS AND SKINNY PEOPLE :rofl: :rofl: THAT'S 5 LBS OFF THIS YEAR. PLEAS GOD LET THE SCALE KEEP GOING DOWNWARDS :yoga:

WE ACTUALLY WERE IN THE 16.2" AREA OF SNOW. MY BLURRY EYES THOUGHT IT WAS ABOUT A FOOT :lol3: :lol3:
WHEN I GT DOWNSTAIRS I REALIZED IT WAS MORE.
REST. REST & MORE REST....THAT'S THE PLAN FOR THE 4 DAY WEEKEND. THE SCIATICA IS STILL WITH ME BUT IT'S ONLY "BUZZING" DOWN MY LEGS TO LET ME KNOW IT'S STILL THERE. JUST DARING ME TO DO SOMETHING STUPID. SORRY IF THERE ARE TYPOS TODAY. NOT READING CAUSE THE EYES ARE BURNING.
HOPE TO DO PERSONALS LATER.
HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY/SATURDAY :moped:

diyana
02-12-2010, 10:13 AM
Happy Friday ladies -

TGIF! I had a great workout at the gym last night...1/2 hour of strength training and 1/2 hour of Zumba. My back is flaring up a little, so I'm glad to be getting my shot today. Hopefully it will work as good as last time. I'm planning on walking on breaks and lunchtime here at work, because I'm not supposed to exercise after my shot. Hopefully the doc will say I can exercise by tomorrow or Sunday.

Ceejay - Congrats on the weight loss!!! :bravo: You inspire me, girlfriend, taking your pedals to work and all. YGG!! Salad and Protein is an AWESOME goal! Did you get hit with more snow? I saw Dallas and Louisiana got hit with snow. I think we're all ready for spring. It was below 0 when I left for work today...but we're supposed to have a sunny weekend and the temps will be in the mid to upper 20s, which isn't too bad considering it could be a lot colder. Good for you for getting extra rest. You have been working hard. I hope the sinus infection clears up quickly.

Mel - I love the Friday image!! Congrats to you as well on the weight loss! That's wonderful!!! :bravo: 5 lbs already this year!!! Nearly a foot and a half of snow?! Yikes! I'm glad you will be getting lots of rest this weekend! You deserve it. Rest your body and your eyes, my friend!

Shad - I hope you're enjoying a nice weekend with your son!!

A big :wave: to everyone! Lots to get done before I leave for my shot.

Love and big hugs to all,

Laura705
02-12-2010, 12:15 PM
Michelle –..."Do or Do Not. There is no try." I've never heard that line before (not a sci-fi/Star Wars geek myself), but I love it! At 4 pm today, I'll have 48 hours of no sugar/sweets under my belt. Surprisingly, the scale is down 3 pounds since I weighed myself on Wed. and 2 down from just yesterday. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised – sugary foods are very calorie dense! Glad to have a partner on this no-sugar challenge – let's do it!! As for off-plan activities - tonight bf and I are going out to his brother & SIL's place for a game night with them and the SIL's nephew and gf and bf's niece's. We're bringing a crockpot of macaroni & cheese, but I'm not sure what else they'll have to eat. Nothing else specific, but I'm sure it'll be a challenge. Even my tea has real sugar added on the weekends, so I'll have to remember the Splenda. Hope the shot helps your back so you can Zumba to your heart's content. :D

Ceejay – Too bad we really don't get to vote on the weather! Enjoy your weekend. Hope the sinus infection clears up quickly. Yay for the one pound loss.

Mel – That's a lot of snow! So, 4-day weekend – very nice! ENJOY IT and stay warm. :flame: Rest those eyes and don't do anything stupid – DO NOT let that sciatica win!! Congrats on your weight loss!!! Good job!

Well, other than the game night tonight, I've got a hair appt tomorrow AM. That's it. Plenty to keep me busy at home. Hoping for peach & quiet, no visitors. Okay, have to get to an employee meeting so I'll get this posted, hit the restroom and get over to the meeting location.

Have a great weekend all!

diyana
02-12-2010, 12:41 PM
Laura - GREAT JOB on the weight loss! and 48 hours sans sugar!! Can you bring a big salad to dinner tonight - in addition to the mac and cheese? or eat a big salad before you go?

ceejay52
02-12-2010, 01:43 PM
Mel
OMG 16.2 inches of snow. I'd bury myself trying to walk in that stuff. Good for you in resting this week end. :bravo: on those pounds lost. I'd be more than happy to get back to 188.

Michelle
No snow for us this time around. I tried to call my sister who lives in Dallas but she didn't answer the phone. She was excited that we had snow the first time. She may still be visiting her grandchildren in Kentucky. This snow stayed south of us.

Laura
5 pounds in two days from cutting out sugar, I'm impressed. Have a relaxing evening.

Hi to Annie and Happy :wave:

Had a relaxing day yesterday and evidently had to much sleep yesterday. I had a hard time getting to sleep and staying a sleep last night.
Since my income tax refund is in the bank and I'd worked two day's for L, I splurged this morning and purchased a 22 inch flat screen LCD tv. Can't wait to get it hook up, but I'm going to wait to do this tonight. The speakers on the old tv is going bad. I'm thinking about calling B to see if he wants it if not I'm going to sit it out on the side of the road.

Laura705
02-12-2010, 02:43 PM
Michelle - The plan was to take the train straight from the office out to where the game night is and meet bf at the station, so no salad for dinner/pre-dinner. But someone in the office just pointed out that this is the business day prior to a company holiday, so our office closes at 3 pm. I wasn't thinking this policy applied unless the bus. day immediately preceded the holiday (like the Wed. before Thanksgiving), but we'll see. But it's lunch time and I might have a salad w/ meat.

Ceejay - Not 5 pounds, 3 pounds total. Probably not all from cutting the sugar, but I'll take it! Enjoy your new tv! What a nice thing to buy w/ your OT/tax refund. What are you going to watch??

annie175
02-12-2010, 03:16 PM
Good Giggly Wiggly...I have been in meetings since 8:00 this morning. I am meeting-ed out. Now I don't even feel like working. I just want to go home.

Ceejay...yuck on the sinus infection, those are awful, feel better and congrats on the loss.

MEL..congrats to you too my sista on the loss. Ya'll are rockin'

Laura.. you can also join the rockin' weightloss club. Wonderful.

Chell...you also rock, even tho a gain, cause of your great attitude and jumping right back on the wagon. AND BECAUSE THIS IS THE LAST SLIP UP YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE. AM I RIGHT??? Well of course...Gotchur back my dedicated sista. xoxoxo

Not much going on this weekend. Got my taxes filed this past Wednesday. Should get the return in no time. Good thing too as I need at LEAST two new tires for the car and brakes.

Shaddie...havin' a good time with DS? I know you are.

I got a my first cute letter from my baby boy. He misses home and his momma. Guess I should of cut the umbilical cord before he left. lol

Not much else. Have a great weekend,

Love and hugs

Shad
02-12-2010, 04:56 PM
Morning all,

Wet and wild weather day here in Aus. Sydney is experiencing rain and storms and NSW and QLD are both flooding in places and drying up in others. Here in Vic it is overcast and cool. So many weather variations in one area.
The boys (DS1 and DS2) are enroute to Sydney as I write to go to the Top Gear Show. Their female parent tried out for Mother of the Year and shouted them (expensive) tickets to the show. Top Gear has come out here for a special trip and is doing about 5 shows in Sydney. So for their birthdays (1 in January and 1 in March- the boys not Top Gear) I flew them to Sydney and sent them to the show. DS2 goes back to Brisbane tonight, but I couldn't get DS1 back to Adelaide so he is coming here for the night and going on from here on Sunday. It will be good to see him.
Michelle I haven't seen the episode with the dogs. It would be hilarious. I can't imagine Jeremy Clarkson trying to put a dog in a wee pregnant rollerskate (nz slang for small car, usually directed at the Mini car). His lack of patience must have been something to see. I hope they gave him the heaviest and most laid back dog to test. I too love the show. I probably should have got a ticket for myself as well but too late now. I'm not sure whether they are filming this show for general viewing or not. They probably will do one of them.

Today I will go out to walk the Ringwood Lake - maybe even run it again. I haven't been exercising much because I have been so busy at work. Well that is my excuse and I'm sticking to it. I haven't put any weight on, but on the other hand haven't lost anything either. Not doing so well here.

So saying that, I am about to take my puffy feet out for a walk. I'll be back later when the shopping done, the exercise is done, the laundry is done, and some tidying and cleaning is done.

annie175
02-12-2010, 05:14 PM
Shaddie...what is "Top Gear Show", if I missed an earlier explanation, I apologize. You can join the US on the wicked weird weather all over the place. Even Texas got snow, they are normally warm all year round with NO snow or much rain for that matter. THe radio said today that all 50 states had snow this year. I am not sure of that, however. The sun has shone for the past 3 days, it is supposed to be a cold, cloudy weekend here and only in the 20s. Same as Chelle...

annie175
02-12-2010, 05:16 PM
and could this day get any longer? It feels like every minute is an hour for craps sake. I am just killing the last 15 minutes posting and such. I so want to get the H*LL out of here.

What's everyone doing for Valentine's Day? I am going to the movies and lunch with a girl friend. We are going to see "Valentine's Day". Lots of stars in it, don't know how good it will be. I will let you all know on Monday.

Enough chitter chatting. Later gators

Shad
02-12-2010, 08:37 PM
Valentines Day - nothing but another day for this chick. I didn't get any thing valentine when I had a partner, so I don't miss it now.

Annie - Top Gear is a British motoring show. You have to understand the British sense of humour to enjoy it. Basically 3 men - one tall, one medium, one short and all of whom are former journalists and djs - take cars round tracks, expensive cars mostly and then make fun of each other. Sometimes they have challenges, like the one Michelle mentioned. Once they had a race to see whether a (very expensive) car could get from Milan to London before a plane (admittedly a small plane with one of the guys pilotting it) Of course everything went wrong for the plane and they ended up on the train and a bus. They lost. Then there was the time that the guys mothers tested out 3 small cars. They drove the sons nuts. And their decision as to what was the best car was done over a cup of tea and sandwiches. Then they got some game grannies out to do donuts and handbrake parking. That was fun.

Hope you get out of there fast. See ya

MELODY525
02-13-2010, 09:02 AM
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CEEJAY~ :cheer3: CONGRATULATIONS ON THE LOSS! WAY TO GO! SO GOOD TO HEAR YOU SPLURGED AND BOUGHT A NEW TV. HAVE FUN!!

MICHELLE~ GOOD LUCK WITH THE SHOT AND HOPE IT IS WORKING :hug:

LAURA~ CONGRATULATIONS TOO :cheer2: GREAT JOB. HOPE YOU FUN WITH THE FRIENDS & RELATIVES.

ANNIE~ GLAD YOU HEARD FROM YOUR SON. I THINK OF HIM AND YOUR MOM OFTEN. SENDING YOU A HUG :hug:

SHAD~ YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE MUM OF THE YEAR :queen: THAT WAS VERY SWEET OF YOU TO GET THE BOYS TICKETS TO G TOGETHER! :hug: HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD VISIT WITH THE SON AND A GREAT RINGWOOD LAKE WALK. BTW...RINGWOOD LAKE IS NOT FAR FROM ME! :rofl: IT'S ACTUALLY IN NJ!!

;cofdate: I READ THE POSTS THE BEST I CAN. A BIT BLURRY STILL. HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND. THANKS FOR THE CONGRATULATIONS BUT I KEEP LOSING THE SAME 5 LBS...SO NEXT WEEK I MIGHT BE UP AGAIN :lol3: I'M GETTING NOWHERE FAST. YESTERDAY WAS 3 SMOKE ALARMS, 2 MEDICAL ALARMS, OFFICE MAIL DELIVERY AND THE KITCHEN CONTRACTOR....DID I HAVE THE KITCHEN KEY? SAYS HE. NO SAYS I. CHIT SAYS HE. :rofl: :rofl: BUT I TOOK HIM IN THE OFFICE AND MADE HIM REACH FOR IT....AFTER GETTING PERMISSION OF COURSE! SO IT WAS A BUSY DAY. I WAS IN AND OUT.
OFF TO BREAKFAST. HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:

happy2bme
02-13-2010, 10:02 AM
Hi chicks,

It was the most awful week from **** at work, I'm so glad it's over. Started to post a couple of times but never got to finish. Taking a me day today - leaving in a few minutes to get my hair done, will stop on the way home and get the hoofs trimmed too. Tired of it being cold here too although I will not complain compared to the snow alot of you are dealing with.

Mel - congrats on the pounds down, I know it's hard to get that scale to budge. :crossed: it stays that direction. Rest up those eyes and don't over extend.

Shad - hope you had a good walk, have fun with the sons.

Annie - let us know how the movie was. No special plans here for us except swapping some cards and a hug or two.

Laura - did you have a good time at the game and find something healthy to eat?

Ceejay - yay on the spurge of a TV for you! Watch the Olympics in style!

Michelle - hopefully you are feeling better after your shot. Hope the weather clears so you can rest it up. I sure you have a busy weekend as usual ahead.

Gotta get going. Happy Valentine's Day - love is for friends too :grouphug: :val3:

MELODY525
02-13-2010, 11:52 AM
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:val3:HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY:val1:

MELODY525
02-13-2010, 11:54 AM
HAPPY~ I HOPE TODAY'S ME DAY IS A GOOD ONE...REST AND RECHARGE! HAVE A FUN VALENTINE'S WEEKEND WITH THE DH :love:

diyana
02-13-2010, 12:18 PM
Happy Saturday chicks!

So much to catch up on! I tried to get on the 'puter last night to let you know the shot went okay...but my low back and left hip/"cheek" were too sore to sit. The doc said they'd probably be sore for a day or two. They're still a bit sore today, and I have a meeting with my website client in a couple hours. And even though Zumba or any kind of exercise would feel better than sitting right about now, my doc has forbidden it for the weekend. He said I need to take it easy for the weekend, and I should be able to Zumba on Monday. Dang! Now I REALLY have to watch what I eat this weekend. I'm going to the grocery store after the meeting...and tomorrow, I'll probably do a bit of cooking, laundry and watching TV since DH has to work.

DH and I watched the Olympics Opening Ceremony last night, and we were very impressed. I loved how they incorporated all the regions and peoples of Canada, including all the "First Nations", the aboriginal Canadians. It was lovely. I wish when the USA hosted the games, we would recognize our Native Americans, and our regions as well. So sad about the Georgian luger. I hope the rest of the Games go off safely. :angel: We really enjoy watching most of the Winter Olympic sports, and will probably DVR a lot of it.

DH is hoping to finish up the taxes today, and we'll put our refund toward getting the house painted. I have no idea how much that will cost. :yikes:

Ceejay - Congrats on the new TV! That's wonderful!! We have a small flat screen TV in our bedroom and we hope to get a larger flat screen TV for the living room this year.

Laura - Hope you got out of work early and enjoyed game night!!

Annie - Wow! You had a busy, busy day! So glad you got a letter from your DS!! Yes, this is my last slip up as I don't want to get the :rollpin: from you and Mel. This weekend without exercise is driving me crazy. As for snow across the Us, yes, all 50 states have snow this year (Hawaii has it on the peaks of the volcanos). It's in the 20s here, but bright and sunny. :) We don't have any plans for Valentine's Day since DH has to work.

Shad - So nice of you to get your sons tickets to Top Gear!! I like cars, but I'm not as much of a car nut as my DH, but we both enjoy the humor of the show! I'd say if you're not putting weight on...despite not having time to exercise, then you're doing quite well. Wish I could go walking/running near the lake with you.

Happy - Sorry your work week was so awful. Good for you for pampering yourself!! I was thinking about getting my hair trimmed today...but didn't get around to making the appt. Probably for the best anyway, as I'm not getting as much done as I'd like prior to the client meeting, which means there will be lots to do after (grocery shopping, website work if my back/arse can handle sitting, etc.).

Well, I'm off. I have to finish up a bit of research prior to the meeting.

Here's to a wonderful weekend for all of us!!

Lots of love and hugs,

ceejay52
02-13-2010, 06:44 PM
Michelle
Take it easy this week end and do what the doctor says. I forgot about the start of the Olympics. I like the winter games. So sad about the guy who died in a luge test run.

Happy
A me day sounds good. I'm taking one on Wednesday.

After I've put together the 22 inch tv for the living room I decided that it was to small. I'm putting it in the bedroom. Went to blytheville to the super center and bought a 26 inch for the living room. I still have not rearranged the living room but working on it. Good thing they tv's were on sale.

1day@atime
02-13-2010, 10:52 PM
Hello Ladies,

Sorry i've been MIA, just lots going on, for one the weather. I got about 10 inches of snow at my house on thursday. It was beautiful...Worked from home on Friday. I could of gone in late, but got the option to work from home so i did. Today went to HH with old/new High School friends. Our 30th Reunion is coming up, so some of girls started having get togethers to get back in touch before the Reunion. Had fun, but then saw my picture on FB tonight..... I have got to get on a diet... or healthy eating plan..

Mitchellez - Sorry you had to get a shot, but hopefully it will keep you going for a few months.

Annie - I'm so glad you heard from your son.

Ceejay - enjoy your new TV's.

Happy - sorry to hear you had a bad week. Luckily the week is over and hopefully next week will be better. I too am tired of the cold. The snow was beautiful but now the yard is all muddy...

Shad - enjoy your visit with your son.

Mel - I hope the blurrieness goes away.

Laura - 48 hours and no sugar. That is great. Are you following any specific plan?

Shad
02-14-2010, 12:44 AM
Afternoon all.

Had a good visit with the DS1. We got lost a couple of times in Melbourne and ended up getting back to the apartment very late. We talked until midnight and then went to bed and got up and talked some more this morning before we had to go to the airport again. This time there was no hesitation about where we were to go and we got there with the least amount of fuss.
My elder son thinks his mothers driving skills have deteriorated, while his mother doesn't like his style of driving either, so we agree to differ and not to argue about it. Since neither of us tend to have accidents (she said banging on the bottom of the table) we must both have something going for us.

Now I need to go do some shopping before they close. I'll be back

MELODY525
02-14-2010, 09:36 AM
FOR SOME REASON I HAVE LOST MY COPY & PASTE MODES. I HAD A CUTE TEDDY VALENTINE FOR ALL OF YOU BUT I GUESS YESTERDAY'S WILL HAVE TO DO.
THE KIDS ARE ON THEIR WAY DOWN AND RICHIE IS COOKING BREAKFAST. CAN'T WAIT TO EAT. :hun:
I STILL HAVE TO WASH MY HAOR SO WILL CHAT MORE TOMORROW. TODAY IS DVD MARATHON DAY.

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY:love:


PATTY....I DID SEE YOU ABOVE THIS POST. WELCOME BACK. AND HOPE YOU HAVE LOTS OF FUN WITH THE GIRLS....NOTHING LIKE A PICTURE FOR MOTIVATION!!

SHAD....HAD A CHUCKLE AT YOU & DS1. JEN AND I WERE THE SAME WAY MANY YEARS AGO....ROFLMAO
GETTING LOST? YOU??? SO GLAD YOU BOTH GOT HIME THOUGH. HAVE A GOOD WEEK AT THE JOB.

MELODY525
02-14-2010, 10:09 AM
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YOU KNOW I JUST HAD TO REBOOT THE PC AFTER DRYING MY HAIR AND TRY FOR TEDDY AGAIN! :rofl: :rofl:

happy2bme
02-14-2010, 11:21 AM
Good morning all,

Happy Valentine's Day. :val1: Woop dee doo right? :lol:

I am going to spend the day doing laundry, meal planning and I'm trying to find a place on the beach on the Gulf Coast where it will only cost 1/2 an arm and my bad foot to stay for a week in May. We have to go before Memorial Day as the prices jack up ridiculously. In fact they probably jack up at the end of April. We could always just go for my birthday. I only want to hear the sound of the surf, not interested in swimming in the gulf so as long as the weather is not in the 40's I'm ok with that. Was advised not to go in September as that's when hurricane season is in full force and the jellyfish swarms move in. Oh and I might help DH pull off the wallpaper in the downstairs bath if I can squeeze it in. I find it a little difficult to believe but considering there's nothing underneath the wall but wallboard - not even a primer paint coat, it would appear that this ugly red wallpaper with green vines has been up since the house was built in 1978 :yikes: We have some not too bad wallpaper in the front hall that I'd like to replace too. I had stopped at a neighbor's down the street one day to pay her daughter for cat sitting and was shocked to see she had the same wallpaper in her house. We both laughed and said it was there since we both purchased our homes and since the hall was 2 floors high and hard to get at, we left it as it was. Also agreed that this too was probably the original wallpaper. Will have to get scaffolding to get this down.

Anyway I digress. Hope you are all having a good weekend. It's still cold here and will be all week. They are talking possible snow tonight with a few chances for some light stuff through the week. Enough already, bring on spring even if it does come with mega sinus issues :D Got my hair cut and colored yesterday - it's a shorter shaggy look - somewhat choppy that will probably be harder to grow out but it looks nice. My hairdresser just found out she is pregnant and she is very popular so I had to scramble to book a couple of appointments for the rest of the year. She used a flat iron to flip out the ends of my hair. They had the same one for sale at the salon - $100 :yikes: Geez Louise! I'm hoping I can make this work with the blow dryer and a brush or my curling iron. I checked online when I got home at the beauty places and that's about the price you'd pay. Since it's 2 hot plates basically, I guess the better ones are less damaging to your hair. Sometimes I wish I could just wear it very short - wash it, run my fingers through it and it's done - just like DH although looking at him he doesn't even have enough length to comb!

Watched the Time Traveler's Wife last night on pay per view. Was a decent enough movie until it got to the end. I thought they didn't wrap it up very well. Am excited - a new season of Amazing Race starts tonight - it's my favorite show and I think Phil Kehogan (sp?) the host is a cutie!

Thanks for the Valentine Mel- it was worth the hassle of reposting :hug: Enjoy your marathon DVD day!

Shad - I agree with you - lack of accidents is a good indicator of your driving skills - especially with as much as you drive. Glad you had a nice time with the son.

Hi Patty - nice to see you again. 10 inches of snow - was that an unusual dumping for you? I would think so. You're right - nothing like the shock of a picture to motivate you except don't post it on the refrigerator. I find if you look at it alot - it loses the shock effect and starts to look regular. Better to post the ugh pic next to one of yourself where you like how you look so you can see the difference side by side of what you can go back to looking like. I find that more motivating. Good luck to you!

Ceejay gee you are in TV mode here - you will be able to watch every channel simultaneously! Just watch out that you don't turn your pad into a guy paradise with 4 tvs in one room :lol:

Michelle - are you looking at getting the inside or the outside of the house painted? We have a tudor style house and are planning on getting the roof replaced this spring (bye bye wallet :angel: ) One of the guys referred a painter who thankfully said he could pressure wash the panels instead of a paint job but they would touch up and repaint the trim - will still cost about $3,000. Still better to have someone else do it than for you guys to try and get up and down on ladders! Enjoy the Olympics.

Whutchadoing in Indy Annie girl?

Ok, time to get a second cuppa and look at vacation spots some more. Happy Sunday :wave:

Laura705
02-14-2010, 01:09 PM
Hi everyone!

Shad - Nice to send your boys to the Top Gear show. Glad you spent some time w/ DS, even if you got lost and argued about ea. other's driving skills, lol. Hope you had a good walk at Ringwood.

Ceejay - Another tv, wow! Enjoy them both. You have the Olympics to watch - good timing!

Annie - Nice you heard from your son so quickly!

Michelle - Hope the soreness from the shot is wearing off and the relief setting in. Enjoy your enforced rest and watch some Olympics coverage. I agree - very sad about the Georgian luger.

Happy - I hope you find an affordable vacation spot. Once the reservations are made, it's nice to have something like that to look forward to.

Patty - Hello! I agree - nothing as shocking as a photo to get the true idea of one's appearance. Dunno why, but that can be a good thing. I think.

Mel - You've been busy. Thanks for the Teddy bear valentine!! Hope your breakfast was good (of course it was - you didn't have to prepare it!!). Enjoy your dvd marathon today. :)

Friday's game night was nice. I did okay w/ the meal - two servings of salad, a small beef sandwich and some mac n cheese. I ate too much of the chips and dips though. No sweets though, even though they served brownies and a jello dessert.

I chose not to make a fool of myself w/ the Wii Guitar Hero, but unfortunately, no other Wii games were played. We played 3 board games and that was fun. I was dismayed bf's two nieces were up well past midnight! Too young for that - 8 & 10 yo. I was also ticked we stayed so very late - we drove off just after 2 am. :yikes: And we had to stop for gas. Oh well, we got a better price out in the boondocks.

We got home just before 3 am and I let doggy out. When I called him to come in, he had something in his mouth and he wanted me to chase him for it. Unfortunately, instead of getting a treat to get him to forget about the foreign object, I followed him to get him to give up the object. Like he did way back when he was a pup, he SWALLOWED the thing. I thought it was something cloth - maybe a garden glove or sock, but had no idea why either would be out in the yard. It was very clean when we did all our pre-winter work. Anyway, bf and I went around and around about inducing vomiting (we went the ipecac route once in doggy's puppyhood), and finally got in touch w/ an emergency vet and followed their instructions for adminstering hydrogen peroxide. Worked like a charm and doggy yakked up a sock - oy, where the **** did that come from? It had a diamond pattern on it. Doggy finished his yakking and we all finally went to sleep.

Yesterday was a hair appt, but otherwise it was a low key day. Ate out twice, but portions were okay. No sweets! Napped and read and watched tv. More tv this morning - catching up w/ bf on the dvr'd Burn Notice episodes. Once I post this I'll be off to the gym for a cardio session. I think lunch will be the split pea soup and dinner will hopefully be some shredded chicken tacos. The leftover rotisserie chicken I want to strip for the tacos has been in the fridge for a while - I hope it's still good. Otherwise I have some chicken thighs in the freezer that I can use instead.

Okay, better get dressed and moving before I lose my motivation for the gym. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Anyone else have President's Day off work?

diyana
02-14-2010, 03:40 PM
Happy Valentine's Day my wonderful friends!

Valentines Day is a perfect time for me to tell you how much you all mean to me and how much I value your friendship! :grouphug:

The back is doing a little better today. But I have a migraine though, which sucks. So since DH is working, I'm just doing laundry, a little website work, and relaxing and watching the Olympics.

Ceejay - Good for you for splurging on yourself even more! TWO new TVs!! :dancer:

Patty - Great to hear from you! How fun that you got together with your high school friends!! A photo is definitely good motivation...but don't fret too much. You'll lose the weight, just get back to eating healthy and moving more. :) Sounds like you're having Wisconsin weather...first the snow season, then the mud season! You'll get a workout wiping off Blackie's paws.

Shad - Glad you had a nice visit with your son!

Mel - How nice of Richie to cook breakfast for you and Jen!

Annie - Did you have to work at CVS this weekend? Were you able to spend time with your momma?

Happy - How fun to be planning a May beach getaway! Glad you are happy with your new hairdo! Hope you are able to style it with just the blow dryer and curling iron. When do WE get to see pictures of it? Speaking of pictures...great idea to post the one we don't like next to one we like! We are looking at getting the outside of our house painted. $3000 just for a pressure wash and trim?? :yikes:

Laura - I have to confess....I succumbed to sugar today. A Gatorade to be specific. Sometimes the best thing to get rid of my migraines is Gatorade, and the way this thing is hanging on...I'll try anything. Sounds like you are doing really, really well on the no sugar! Glad you were able to get the doggie to barf up the sock! :yikes: Have a great time at the gym! I'll be going to the gym tomorrow, and I can't wait. You have tomorrow off work? I'm so envious! I wish I had it off. Enjoy!

Well, the doggies are barking, so I'd better go put them outside.

Here's to a fun and relaxing rest of the weekend for all of us!!

ceejay52
02-14-2010, 06:28 PM
Happy Valentines Day every one.

Talk about all nighters, I had one last night. Must have been the caffiene in the tea. I've had two short naps today so hopefully I can sleep tonight.

Happy
I stuck my head out the door while ago. The air is chilly--Sometimes you can smell the rain, snow in the air also. Your May get away sound good. The podiatrist would not let me walk on my foot for two weeks because of the heel spur removal and bunion but after that he told me to do with out my walker.
It was slow going for another couple of weeks. He had it bandage to well in my opinion.

Shad
Glad you and ds had a good visit.

Patty
Good to see you back. That's a lot of snow for the DFW area. My sister and her dh were stranded in Kentucky for a couple of days. Not that they minded. Just a little longer to visit with the grandchildren. They got to play in it in Kentucky.

Michelle
Friendships are the best. I love my online community of friends also. Glad your back is doing better.

MELODY525
02-15-2010, 08:56 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS ON A SUNNY MONDAY MORNING.
THE WEEKEND IS GOING WELL. NOT TOO MANY INTERRUPTIONS. WE HAD A GOOD DAY YESTERDAY. 3 SLOTHS LYING AROUND CHATTING AND EATING THE STANDARD AMERICAN BREAKFAST..ALL FRIED OF COURSE. :beach: I PICKED MORE THAN ATE. I AM NOT LOOKING TO PUT THE POUNDS BACK ON AGAIN!!
THE KITCHEN MEN ARE SUPPOSED TO MEET WITH THE BIG BOSS. WONDER IF THE BIG BOSS REMEMBERED THE OFFICE IS CLOSED HERE TODAY! :rofl: HE HAS NO KEYS EITHER!!!
HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:

HAPPY~ THE HAIR SOUNDS NICE. I ALWASY WISHED I COULD WEAR MINE VERY SHORT TOO. DRY & GO! TRYING TO FIX IT THE WAY THEY DO CAN BE A TOUGHIE. HAVE YOU LOOKED ON AMAZON TO SEE IF THEY HVE THE HAIIR TOOL? THEY HAVE EVERYTHING!!

LAURA~ OMG!! THE POOR DOGGIE :yikes: WHY DO THEY HAVE TO SWALLOW THINGS!! GLAD IT ALL WORKED OUT OK THOUGH. GEEZ. YOUR WEEKEND SOUND NICE EVEN WITH THE DOG AND LATE HOURS!! :rofl: GOOD FOR YOU WITH THE NO SWEETS! :cheer2:

CEEJAY~ OK....NO MORE CAFFEINE FOR YOU!! HOPE YOU GT CAUGHT UP WITH YOUR SLEEP. :cloud9: HOW ARE THE NEW TV SETS. NICE TO HAVE BIGGER PICTURES!! ESPECIALLY IN THE BEDROOM.

MICHELLE...WE LOVE YOU TOO :love: :hug: HOPE THE BACK AND THE HEAD WILL BE 100% VERY SOON. SENDING A GET WELL WISH YOUR WAY!!

happy2bme
02-15-2010, 09:18 AM
Good morning chicks, I will have to check back later - running behind (as usual). It's still damn COLD here! Got a bit of snow last night.

Mel - my Mom has a heart mug like that - believe it or not, it's really hard to drink out of :lol:

Gotta run now - wakey wakey chicks :drill:

diyana
02-15-2010, 09:56 AM
Happy Monday ladies -

I really wanted to sleep in today, which is crazy since I took a nap yesterday and had a fairly good night's sleep. My back is stiff and sore again this morning but the migraine is gone! Yay! I think my back is just stiff from resting all weekend. I don't do that very much. Hopefully my back will feel better in time for Zumba tonight. I think my body is going into endorphine withdrawals. :rofl:

The forecast for the week here is lows in the teens, highs in the 20s, and very little snow! :woohoo:

Ceejay - I hate it when I don't have a good night's sleep. I'm a person who really needs 7 hours of sleep. I hope you got a good night's sleep last night. Sometimes I don't mind chilly air if it's fresh and brisk outside. But when it's bitter cold, that's another story.

Mel - Lovely heart mug photo! Glad to hear you and the kids had a nice relaxing day! Thanks for the good wishes about my back and head. Head's doing better. The back's gonna loosen up eventually, right? :)

Happy - When I was a little girl, I was forced to have a pixie cut. Never again. My hair is just too fine (and frankly there's not much of it), so that if it's short, it just lays flat on my head. At least when it's long, I have the illusion I have more hair. I would LOVE to have a nice thick head of hair.

Laura - Enjoy your holiday off!!

A big :wave: to everyone! Here's to a great day for all of us! I'll check back in later. Lots of stuff to get done this morning. I have several reports to finish and then test.

Love and hugs,

annie175
02-15-2010, 10:45 AM
Monday, Monday....GNATS, ANTS AND SNOW WHAT WAS HE THINKING!!

Woke up to 2 1/2 inches of the stuff in driveway, didn't shovel, didn't have time. Just gunned her and went. Left the house at 6:25 am to get her on time. What normally takes me 22 minutes to get to work, took me 1 hour 5 min. Did I mention I hate snow? WELL I DO!

My Valentines day turned out perfect...my baby boy soldier got to call me last night for a 7 minute call. We cut it off at 5 cause he said a fellow soldier did not have a cell phone so he was going to let him use his to call his momma. My baby boy is so aweseome and has the heart the size of California...Australia. I love him so.

Happy...the movie "Valentine's Day" was really good/cute. Worth going to see or at least rent it when it comes out. My daughter watched the Time Traveler's Wife and said it was just ok, not so good. Hope your work week is not quite so busy.

Chelle....glad you are feeling better from shot. You should be back in exercise action in no time. and of course, always OP...RIGHT?

Ceejay..I need a new TV also. You are supposed to buy one/get one so you can get one for me.

Patty...welcome to the snow world of Indiana. Strange Texas is getting snow.

Shaddie...glad your visit with DS1 went well..Thanks for the explanation of Top Gear show.

MEL...you better keep you healthy eating going or I am going to take your rolling pin after YOU. Fried food, what is up with that?

Hello's to all

Love and hugs

annie175
02-15-2010, 12:09 PM
and it is still snowing....I hate snow.

diyana
02-15-2010, 02:01 PM
Well, I think I might take a pass on Zumba for another day or two. My back alternates between fine, twingey and downright pain. It wasn't like this the last time. I'm staying OP more or less. I ate a little too much yesterday, but that's what the weekly extra points are for, and I didn't go really overboard. I've also decided that I'm going to start doing more of the balance exercises on the Wii Fit. Based on the Center of Balance tests it does...mine needs a little work. Balance exercises, along with core exercises, will help me to strengthen my back and core muscles for improved posture and, well, balance. Maybe I'll try to do some balance stuff or light yoga when I get home.

Annie - Sorry that you're getting more snow. We're supposed to get a little today/tonight - probably less than an inch. That sucks that your commute was 3 times as long today! I'm tired of the snow and cold too. So nice that your DS called you! And what a nice guy to loan his cell phone to a fellow soldier so he could call his mom.

annie175
02-15-2010, 02:51 PM
Most importantly Chelle...is take care of you, then the exercise, of course, being OP is always on top. Hugs to you and the back feeling better. xoxo

ceejay52
02-15-2010, 03:24 PM
The snow lflakes started so small I could barely see them. Now the are a little bigger. Hmmm wonder if we will get accumulation. We are under a winter storm advisory. One finally melts off then here comes some more.

Annie
Be careful driving in the snow.

More latter.

happy2bme
02-15-2010, 09:07 PM
:wave: Hi Shad - yer aig is lit up there!

Laura705
02-15-2010, 09:23 PM
Hi everyone.

Mel - sounds like a nice relaxing weekend for you.

Ceejay - Hope you get a better night's sleep tonight. That late night on Friday goofed me up as far as sleep on Sat & part of Sun. I'd just rather forgo the late late nights, no matter how fun, because of that.

Annie - Sorry you're getting still MORE snow. Ugh. I saw that Chicago was being spared while the areas south are getting it, i.e., YOU. BOO!!

Michelle - Sorry you had a migraine. I hear those are very nasty, so I can certainly understand an exception for Gatorade if it brought any relief. I'm still sugarless. Been difficult though!! Hope your back starts to feel normal again and you can get back to the Zumba classes. I agree that core work is very beneficial for the abs and back, and I've also heard that balance and flexibility are also very important - good you've got the Wii fit to work on all that. Bf really liked playing Wii Guitar Hero at game night on Friday and he was trying to sell me on it by mentioning the Wii fit. Hmmm. Tempting. Not sure I like Wii telling me I'm overweight though, LOL.

Hi Shad, Hi Happy!

Well, my day off has been sort of ho hum. I had a 9:20 allergist appt. I had to wait 40 min. Grrr. I hate when my time is not respected. And I'm not going back to the doc I saw. I don't like his manner. I'm going to be sure I make my next appt w/ another doc in the practice that I've seen in the past whom I prefer. I reported that I hadn't had any coughing/wheezing in the evenings at all since my Dec. appt. I only get a bit of that after I exercise, so he advised me to use the proventil (sp?) inhaler before I exercise.

Bf and I next went to the eye doc. All was fine, but expensive. I selected new frames. I'm not happy w/ the way I look in the plastic frames I've had for the past two years, so I went w/ a wire frame in a light color that blends into my face. I hope I like them enough to keep them for a while - my prescription is strong and the indexed lenses I buy are expensive.

We had soup, salad and breadsticks for lunch. We took doggy for a walk after that. Bf's mother came over to wish doggy a happy b-day (he's 7 today!) and bring him gifts. She finally left and off bf went to buy some dog kibble - we're almost out. While out, he heard from Best Buy, from whom he learned they had the sale laptop in stock that he wanted, so he's off buying that right now. I'm doing a couple loads of laundry. Whoopee!

I'm not sure what's for dinner, but I'm jonesing for some popcorn! Maybe that will be dinner, LOL.

Enough babbling! Have a good evening all (afternoon Shad).

:flow1: :flow1: :flow1: :flow1: :flow1:

Shad
02-15-2010, 10:29 PM
I was here and you was gone, and now you is here and I am gone.

That's the way it goes when there is a time lag till the posts get here.

Busy trying to sort out these damn carbon brushes. I should have a degree majoring in these. They come in little, big, medium, tiny, short, round, square, rectangular, with or without radii, and most have wires attached, some have two, others have none. What ever shape, you are sure to get absolutely black hands when trying to count them. And whatever else happens, you are sure to have an itchy face or nose when the hands are the blackest. Does anyone care for my job??? Oh yes, I am told that this is why I get paid the big bucks. Dirt money - oh yes!

Shad
02-16-2010, 03:38 AM
Do I have 'IDIOT' written on my forehead or something. Went to the mall to get some new pj's today and got accosting by a bloke who wanted to swap a $10 gift card for cash. Never been used!!! :yikes: Forget it buddy. I didn't come down in the last shower.

Then I got an e-mail supposedly from the ATO (Australian Taxation Office) telling me that I have been refunded for a charge made ($250.50) I need to click on the link and will need to fill out a form. Yeah right, I'm so stupid. I checked with the Accountant, because I didn't think the ATO would get in touch via email and I was right. Just like banks. But still people fall for this scam by the hundreds.
Okay :soap: over. Just don't get caught out - any of you.

Haven't got the energy to sort out the personals tonight. I'll be back in the morning. My feet hurt!

MELODY525
02-16-2010, 08:55 AM
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I GUESS YOU CAN TELL BY THE PICTURE THAT WE'RE GETTING ANOTHER FEW INCHES. JEN & RICHIE WENT TO THE STORES OVER THE WEEKEND JUST IN CASE. I REALLY HAD EVERYTHING I NEEDED.
GOT A CALL LAST NIGHT FROM JOHN'S WIFE(MAINTENANCE) THAT HE IS VERY ILL AND HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL...SOME KIND OF INTESTINAL VIRUS. ONE OF THE OFFICE WORKERS WENT HOME SICK ON WEDS. AND ANOTHER'S HUSBAND HAS IT TOO. NEEDLESS TO SAY I AM STAYING UPSTAIRS TODAY BEING AS I WAS LUCKY LAST WEEK!! :faint: :yikes: I AM JUST GOING TO ENJOY THE SNOW AND TV!
HAPPY TUESDAY.:moped:


HAPPY~ THAT IS TOO FUNNY ABOUT THE CUP! WHEN I SAW IT I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. I HAVE THE OLD BAILEY'S COFFEE CUPS SHAPED LIKE A WOMAN AND MAN...ALSO HARD TO DRINK OUT OF.

MICHELLE~ WITH THESE SHOTS, THERE CAN BE SOME SHORT TERM PAIN FOR A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE MAGIC BEGINS. THE TRICK IS TO GET PAST IT. NEVER USE A HEATING PAD....AT LEAST THAT WAS WHAT I WAS TOLD.
AS THE DR TOLD ME ONCE...YOU MIGHT GO HOME AND HATE ME FOR A FEW DAYS BUT ONCE YOU PASS THAT POINT YOU'LL LOVE ME AGAIN. :lol3: EASY FOR HIM TO SAY!


ANNIE~ I ONLY NIBBLED AT IT!! :rofl: I AM SOOO GLAD YOU GOT TO SPEAK WITH YOUR SON. THAT WAS A GREAT GIFT! :love:

CEEJAY~ OURS BEGAN LAST NIGHT ALSO. LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE ABOUT 3-4 INCHES. I CAN'T TELL FOR SURE. HOW DID YOU GUYS DO DOWN THERE?

MELODY525
02-16-2010, 09:07 AM
I DIDN'T SEE THIS WHOLE PAGE :tantrum:


LAURA....YOU GUYS HAD A FULL WEEKEND. :hb: HAPPY BIRTHDYA TO THE DOGGIE....ANOTHER AQUARIAN! :rofl: HOPE YOU LIKE THE FRAMES TOO. GLASSES ARE SO RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE...DENTISTS TOO. HOPE TOO THAT THE INHALER WORKS. SOUNDS SENSIBLE. :hug:


SHAD~ SORRY YOUR FEET HURT AND THEY COULDN'T TYOE LAST NIGHT. NEXT TIME I POST I'LL TRY USING MY TOES. ARE THEY FASTER AND MORE ACCURATE THAN FINGERS?? :rofl: :rofl: YOU POST MADE ME LAUGH...
YES PEOPLE ARE GETTING CAUGHT IN THESE SCAMS BY THE MILLIONS!!!!!!! IT'S SCARY JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL RESPOND. I GOT AN E-MAIL FROM, "EBAY" TELLING ME TO CLICK HERE AND UPDATE MY INFO THAT SOMEONE HAD TRIED TO USE IT....SENT THE EMAIL TO EBAY AND THEY TRIED TO TRACE THE SCAM. THANK GOD I THOUGT TWICE!!! HOPE THE WEEK GOES BETER NOW YOU'RE PAST THESE AZZHOLES! :rofl:


EVERYONE'S AVATARS ARE CUTE!! I BETTER GO FIND ONE.

annie175
02-16-2010, 09:24 AM
Mornin...I still hate snow. Neighbor Matt shoveled my drive while I was at work, however I still had a 1-2" coverage that I had to shovel when I got home. Woke up this morning to another 2" covering. I plowed through it in my car and came to work. Maybe Matt will get energetic and shovel again today. Bless his heart, he is working nights, so he must do it before he leaves for work. Matt, his wife and kids are my next door YOUNG neighbors that I let use the other half of my driveway, he kinda takes care of me like that cause I am OLD, Geez, I used to be the one who helped my neighbor. DO I FEEL OLD. H8LLS YA.

SHADDIE....and if you are a d*mned idiot, you would be a didiot as my dad used to call his kids on a regular basis. Yeah, born at night but not last night.

MELLIE...yes stay upstairs, eat OP and exercise the H*LL out of things, since there isn't much to do but watch TV...Get on it girlie, I am hiding in your cove watching you......BOO!!

MMMM Laura...was the soup, salad and breadsticks from OLIVE GARDEN...that is my favorite meal. I hope you ate more salad than breadsticks!!! I can still see you. Let's get fire it up!! Yes, get slender! I used to be a cheerleader in H.S. The rolling pin awaits you and MELLILE.

CHELLE....how the heck is your back,,my dear? Getting better, enough to get back to exercising? I am do 5 lb weights at my desk at lunch for my arms. The shoveling lately has given me enough exercise otherwise. Maybe make a huge veggie soup and some salad to take for lunches. Good idea??

Ceejay...you are welcome to all of my snowflakes for the rest of my life...did I mention I HATE SNOW....lol. The piled snow next to my driveway is now 4 ft deep. Gladly ship it to you.

Happy...how's the foot, staying warm, OP, and being a good gooey?

Hello's to all
Love and hugs.

MELODY525
02-16-2010, 10:20 AM
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HERE'S THE CUPS MISS HAPPY. CUTE HUH?

ANNIE~ AND I AM WATCHING YOU WITH YOUR YOUNG NEIGHBOR...I HEARD ALL ABOUT OLD LADIES LIKE YOU PREYING ON THE YOUNG :witch:

diyana
02-16-2010, 10:39 AM
Happy Tuesday -

I'm so tired of this frassin' migraine! It's back. I wanted to stay home and rest, but couldn't as there's too much to do today. The back is doing a little better. Not 100% yet but hopefully soon. I've been researching some isometric core exercises that are supposed to work the abs and help the low back...so I'm doing them a lot throughout the day (at my desk, walking around, etc.).

We got about 1" of snow last night, with maybe a little dusting more coming today. Not bad at all. It's too little to snowblow, and I sure as heck shouldn't be shoveling it. So DH and I will probably just let it melt. Why risk hurting his knees for such a small amount.

Laura - I really, really like the Wii Fit, and don't mind it too much telling me I'm obese. In fact, I look forward to the day when it says I'm just overweight. :lol: It's a nice way to track your weight and BMI. It gives exercise tips, and helps you set weight loss goals for whatever timeframe you set, and it tracks your progress. I'm really glad we got it and I still haven't even scratched the surface of all it does, with the customizable exercise programs, etc. If you do decide to get the Wii, I recommend spending the extra $ to get the Wii Fit, and no, I don't work for Nintendo or receive any commission! Darnit!! :rofl: Sorry you didn't like your allergist. I have exercise induced asthma...so my doc recommended that I use my rescue inhaler (Combivent or Proventil) 20 minutes prior to exercising. It really helped. I don't use it much anymore as I don't have too much trouble with my asthma during or after exercise anymore. My glasses are light wire frame so they blend into my face. In fact the frame is only on the top portion of the lens, which I really like. Happy B'Day to your doggie! Sounds like you had a really nice low key, relaxing day off! :)

Shad - Sorting and counting carbon brushes sounds like a real PITA! Two scams in one day! Sheesh! Good for you for not being duped.

Mel - You should definitely stay upstairs and away from the sickies! I am starting to love my doc and the shot. I'm sure I'll love it even more tomorrow. Six months of being able to move, sit and sleep pain free is SO worth a few days of pain. I talked to the doc about Radio Frequency Ablation, which deadens the nerves for 6 months to 2 years, and he said that is much more risky, and there's no guarantee it would work or last more than 6 months. So if I'm getting 6 months relief from the cortisone shot, then that's the way to go. :)

Annie - So nice of your neighbor to shovel your driveway. Snow shoveling is definitely good exercise. They're saying we might go a whole week without any significant snowfall! :woohoo: Good for you for doing arm weights at lunch!

Well, gotta sign off for now! I'll check in later!

Love and hugs,

annie175
02-16-2010, 11:22 AM
Chelle...so sorry about your migraine. I wouldn't wish a migraine on my dog. I suffer with those occassionally. Used to daily till I found out what caused them...raw onion. Weird huh? Doc said when a food item causes migraines it is a sign that you are allergic to it. Hence, raw onion and chocolate, good thing I don' like chocolate, but it broke my heart on the onion. Dear Lord in heaven, bless Chelle with a pain free head!! I would love to get a WiiFit, but not sure I would stick with it like you do and waste my money. I cannot stick to exercise for more than a couple of months. I suck at it.

Later chick-a-dee

annie175
02-16-2010, 11:23 AM
MELLIE...love your cups! LOL....and if a guy is young enough to have come from my womb, I will not be doin him. thank you very much...lol

diyana
02-16-2010, 12:31 PM
Annie - my migraine triggers are mostly stress, change in weather and not staying hydrated. As for the young hotties...I'm the same way. While I can appreciate their hotness - like a few of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball players - if they are young enough to be my kid, I will not even think about doin 'em.

Laura705
02-16-2010, 01:15 PM
Shad – Yesterday was a test for you, huh? Glad you passed!! I have no idea what a carbon brush is, so I'm just imagining you looking like a chimney sweep, brush in hand and covered w/ ash, LOL.

Mel – Glad you avoided the germs last week, and I totally agree w/ you instituting your own quarantine to avoid them this week! Those are really cute mugs!!

Annie – No, the soup, salad and breadsticks were at a local place, and it was NOT one of those all you can eat (aka keep it coming) deals, so damage was limited. . So many good Italian restaurants in the Chicago area, Olive Garden is never chosen. (When I used to travel for work it was.) So nice that ds phoned you and also loaned a buddy his phone!. You sure raised him right didn't you! So nice that your neighbor shovels the drive for you.

Michelle – Sorry your migraine isn't gone yet! I'll keep thinking about the Wii – but I won't let bf know I'm considering it, LOL.

Hi Happy, hi Ceejay!

Well, I'm still successfully abstaining from the sugar – over 5 days now. Sigh. Not easy, but I'll keep at it. Tonight the movie we're seeing is "An Education", about a Brit who goes off to college and starts hanging w/ a rich bloke. That's the extent of my knowledge about that movie, but it's been nominated for an Oscar, so we're seeing it.

Today the plumber comes to snake our kitchen drain, which has slowed and bf can't get to or through whatever's clogging it w/ our manual snake. I hope the $$ aren't too bad. :crossed: Our neighbor's been using this guy for years, so I at least feel he's competent. I get so excited to find good help!!

Happy Mardi Gras!
Laissez les bons temps rouler.
Let the good times roll.

ceejay52
02-16-2010, 02:00 PM
Michelle
Hope the migraine goes away soon. I've been having headaches due to the changing weather.

Mel
Those are cute cups.

Laura
Enjoy movie night. Good job on being sugar free for 5 days.

As much as I don't want to I have things that need to be while I'm still at work today.

annie175
02-16-2010, 02:00 PM
Laura...are you getting headaches from sugar withdrawal or are you just turning sour? lol. Baby Boy can do plumbing, cept he is not available at the moment, sorry.

WELL IT IS ON!!!

Vacation May 2 thru May 8....Panama City Beach, FLorida. Whispering Seas Condos. Me and 3 other girls for now, have two openings left iffin any of yuns wanna come too! Right now it is 269.00 a piece for the lodging and Tami is driving her car. SO whatever gas will be divvied up. Excited, I HATE SNOW!

annie175
02-16-2010, 02:02 PM
31 days till Spring

www.whisperingseas.com (http://www.whisperingseas.com)

Shad
02-16-2010, 10:10 PM
How true is that old adage:

If you always do what you always did,
You will always get what you always got.

Now I have opened another can of worms. I'm about to go hide under a rock someplace quiet. My feet still hurt.

Shad
02-16-2010, 10:12 PM
Oh and by the way, for all of you northerners whingeing about the snow. Spring is on its way. Our mornings are getting darker and the days are drawing in earlier. Sun doesn't get up until 7.00am now (and I am a creature of the light - so why don't I get to sleep in too?) and is in bed by 8.30 instead of 9.00/

Spring is coming. Hang in there.

Laura705
02-17-2010, 08:56 AM
Shad - Thanks for the reassurance that we will someday be able to leave the house without down, wool or fleece. (The date on the calendar doesn't mean much to me.) I hope you can elevate those feet while you're resting under that rock.

Annie - No headaches from sugar withdrawal, but I suppose I'm feeling sour due to sugar deprivation. How nice to have a beach vacay to look forward to! Quite a drive though!!

Well, yesterday I bought a snack for the movie before I got on the train to go home. I thoughtlessly bought a "Chicago Mix" from Garrett's Popcorn, realizing belatedly it had caramel corn (mixed w/ cheese corn). Oops, my no sugar streak is broken. That's not really what I would buy if I wanted something sweet... It's just a good combo. I ate some on the way home, but didn't end up eating any later at the theater. I used a coupon I had for a free popcorn and drink (which had already expired and I wanted to use it before it got too old), which I didn't eat much of anyway because I ate a horrible lean cuisine for dinner. My advice - don't bother w/ the asian potstickers entree... Anyway, back to no sugar again.

The plumber was $80, so not too horrible. No, horrible was the electric bill, which must must MUST be wrong because it was $371. WTF???? It's rarely above $100, usually in the $50's. Of course I said something to bf about it when he came in from his work thingy and he immediately was on the defensive even though I didn't blame it on him - just general fury. I dunno. The latest meter reading was actual, the prev. was estimated, as usual they alternate like that...so there's a true-up for the period that includes Christmas, but we don't do a lot of lights and nothing else out of the ordinary... I'm flummoxed. Is that a good word? Bf will phone them today. Sigh.

Good thing I went to the movie, otherwise I would've stewed over that all night. An Education was a good movie and I enjoyed it. The lead actress - never seen her - was very good (deserves her Oscar nomination) and Alfred Molina, who played her father, was also very good.

Well, better wrap this up and get ready for work. Be back later.

MELODY525
02-17-2010, 09:14 AM
this computer is impossible today. be back later

happy wednesday! :moped:

annie175
02-17-2010, 09:42 AM
Wednesday a humpin' and trashin'

Heard a bird singing in this cold weather of 14 this morning..tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet...five tweets then repeat....

A Scotty named Sadie took best of show in the dog show yesterday. Get this...she is being rewarded with hotdogs, cookies and tv time. How funny is that, you would think they were talking about a kid.

Indy is looking at yet ANOTHER snow storm on Saturday...all I can say is I don't have far to drive to work on Saturday at CVS. My street/neighborhood is NOT plowed, just ruts and loose snow causing most havoc. My neighbor came home at 3:30 am and got stuck in the street in front of my house. All the revving up, gunning the engine and spinning of tires woke me up, which kind of honked me off since I shoveled snow from 10:00 to 10:30 pm after CVS last night then was so wired, couldn't get to sleep so I watch the men's figure skating til midnight. A little sleep deprived today.

Laura...that sugar slip up was not as bad if you think of all the fiber from the popcorn crosses out the sugar..lol. 80 bucks for the plumber to snake your drain, yikes. Did you try to plunge it with a toilet plunger, that is how I fixed my bathroom drain. It worked miracles. Drano then plunging.

MELLIE...Get the puter going, I love your posts. Hope the eyes are doing ok.

Shaddie..thanks for the spring update, sad for you tho. I truly believe your old adage. It is one of my most repeated quotes...especially to those who thihnk their life sucks, yet does not try to change the problem.

Howdie to all

love and hugs

diyana
02-17-2010, 10:13 AM
Happy Hump Day ladies -

I hope everyone enjoyed a not too Fat Tuesday! :lol:

The migraine is GONE! And my back is doing lots better! :woohoo: (knocking feverishly on wood!) I'm looking forward to doing the Wii Fit, and at least some crunches and/or planks tonight! Tomorrow is Zumba! :dancer:

DH is getting his final spine shot in a series of 4 today. So hopefully this will help his knee a lot and for a long time. :crossed:

I've gotta do some difficult website work to do this weekend, but that's good...I'll be able to bill out at least a few hours for that!

BTW....I keep forgetting to tell you chicks....DH got me exactly what I wanted for Valentines Day! I didn't want anything expensive or fancy. No jewelry and absolutely NO chocolates or other fattening treat. I told him I wanted a box of Clementines (aka fresh mandarin oranges). And that's just what he got me. They're sweet and yummy, and I can eat 3 for just one WW point! Since they're toward the end of the season...they're like $7 for a box of 15 or 20, so about the same price as decent chocolate...but so much better for me and my waistline! I LOVE it when he listens! :lol: He's such a good guy! :love: Next time, I'll ask for a box of Vitalicious muffin tops. :)

Laura - Glad the plumber didn't cost too much. I hate to be surprised by electric or heating bills! When they do the "estimated" charges one month and the "actual" the next, it really ticks me off cuz it's so hard to predict/budget for! Our electric bill was MUCH higher for the time between Thanksgiving and New Years, but we have a lot of lights on the house and front lawn. Glad you enjoyed the movie!! And I agree with Annie about the popcorn...it contains a lot of fiber, so your body may not have even absorbed much of the sugar/calories. Just get back on the sour kick, okay? :hug:

Ceejay - Hope your work days are going well. Are you enjoying watching the new TVs?

Annie - Your vacay sounds fabulous!!! My DH had to go to Panama City for work a couple years ago. He said the Gulf Coast was nice! I can't wait to hear the spring birds singing. Right now, we occasionally hear cardinals and chickadees who spend the winters here. Sadie the Scotty is sure a cutie!! I hope she enjoys her treats! More snow for you?! It sounds like you're getting much more snow than us lately. I'm not complaining, mind you...nor do I want more snow. Just wish you didn't have to deal with so much.

Shad - Bummer about a new can of worms getting opened. Hope you get a chance to relax in the evenings and put your feet up. I'm sorry about your decreasing sunlight...but I'm glad that our days are starting to get longer. :) Hopefully Spring will eventually come 'round up here!

Mel - I hope your have a good Wednesday and that your computer starts behaving itself!

Happy - Hope your day goes well!!

I'm gonna sign off for now, but I'll check back in later.

Love y'all,

annie175
02-17-2010, 12:29 PM
Chelle...what a good hubby. I love clementines. My very favorite. He's definitely a keeper. Hope I can find someone as worthy.

annie175
02-17-2010, 01:06 PM
You will be seeing this on the news soon....

Humana announced Wednesday, February 17, that it will reduce its workforce on a net basis by approximately 1,400 positions over the course of 2010.

ceejay52
02-17-2010, 01:20 PM
Annie
I hope you are not one of those 1400.

Michelle
Glad you are feeling better. Would you believe that I didn't know what a clemetine was until last summer while visiting my sister in Tx. i have to admit they are good.

Having a good day so far. This is a "me" day. I'm enjoying it.

Have a good day

diyana
02-17-2010, 01:40 PM
Annie - Oh wow! That's scary! I hope your job is safe! Have they said when they will begin making those cuts? :crossed: :hug:

Ceejay - Glad you are enjoying your "me" day! I had seen clementines in the store, but had never had one until this year. Now I'm addicted...seriously! I figure, if I have to be addicted to something...clementines are a good choice, with exercise being a close second. :lol:

annie175
02-17-2010, 04:02 PM
Ceejay/Chelle....Actually we had a conference call shortly after that was announced. If you were one of the 1400, you would of already known prior to the announcement. Weird.

diyana
02-17-2010, 04:23 PM
That is weird. And sucks for the 1400, but I'm glad you're gonna be okay. :hug:

Shad
02-17-2010, 04:51 PM
Morning all,
Thought I would get this in early for a change although I may have to stop part way through.

Laura - :rofl: re carbon brushes. Carbon brushes do not look like brushes at all. They are an electrical gadget and can be big, small, thick, thin, round or rectangular or square and have a connector point sticking out of the corner - sometimes two connectors and cables. Sometimes they have a radius cut into them. I think they are used for smoothing the path of metal objects - sort of like the oil you have, when you don't use oil. Whatever, they are black, solid and smooth and coal like. You are fine when you only count them through the plastic bag but if you have to handle them, you get to look like a chimney sweep.

Michelle - glad to know the back is better and the headache reduced. Hope the same happens for the DH this week as well. Yum on the fruit for V Day as well.

Annie - nice to know that you are not one of the 1400 about to be axed. Not a pretty state to be in, in this world. Nice of the neighbour to let you know he has lot the plot as far as snow driving goes. Mind you, I wouldn't like to do much of it these days. I'm far too much of a hot house tomato now.

The can of worms is not going to be my problem. I just stumbled on it, and asked a question. Oh poop.

Right so I'd better be off to do some work. I have a fair amount to do in the next month or so, so today may be a good day to make a start on the impossible. But then - the impossible I can do straight away. Miracles take a little longer.

See ya

MELODY525
02-18-2010, 08:59 AM
Good Morning Chicks. First The Computer And Then The Eyes Again. But I Think It's Because I Had 3 Grapefruit In About A Week. I'll Try And Catch Up Tomorrow Or The Weekend. Hope Everyone Is Ok.

diyana
02-18-2010, 09:14 AM
Happy Thursday ladies --

I'm so crazy glad it's almost the weekend!! I keep hitting the snooze button too much and oversleeping, which makes for rushed and stressful mornings. Luckily I now have my morning routine down to 1/2 hour, which includes packing my breakfast and lunch, giving one of my dogs his insulin shot and food, getting dressed and doing my hair. I probably should wear makeup, but I haven't for several years, and if I started now, that would add extra time to my already rushed routine! :lol:

I did a very little bit of Wii Fit, some crunches and one plank. Hopefully enough to get my body ready for Zumba and Strength Training tonight. I'm not too worried about overdoing it in Zumba. I'm a little worried about the strength training being too much. I've been doing some Zumba moves around the house (slower paced obviously, and not for 1/2 hour straight), and they seem okay. I really need to focus on core strengthening and several of the Zumba dances engage the abs. I have promised myself to listen to my body and to ease up when my back even gets a little "twingey".

DH got his last shot for his knee yesterday, so he took today as a Comp Day because the side effects from his shots are back pain and an excruciating headache. :yikes: He'll be resting all day and the doggies will take good care of him and act as nice heating pads when they press up against him! :)

Shad - Thanks for explaining carbon brushes. Sounds like you have quite a task going on to sort them! Dirt money....true dat! As for worms...Don't ya' hate it when you think of questions that you know need to be asked...but no one wants to answer? I just love your philosophy about being able to do the impossible straight away but miracles taking longer! Ain't that the truth for most of us?

Mel - You take a Mellie day and rest your eyes. Hope you feel better soon! :hug:

Annie, Happy, Laura, Ceejay - Can't wait to hear how y'all are doing!

I'll check in later to read the latest news!

Lots of love and hugs,

happy2bme
02-18-2010, 09:16 AM
Morning ladies,

Sorry about your eyes Mel. Guess you have to make a list of things with limits on them :( And it's always the good stuff that bothers you, why can't it be the other way around? Feel better :hug:

How long is this assignment Shad? Sounds like it's jam packed fun as always but at least things are moving along.

Glad you're not one of the 1400 unlucky ones Annie. Still it's hard living in today's world when you never know when the ax will swing. What happened to work hard, keep your job? :dunno:

What did you do for your "me" day Ceejay?

Glad you are enjoying those Clementines Michelle - aren't they the best? I didn't realize you can get 3 for one point - what a bargain! It's good to hear that you are finally feeling better. I was starting to wonder if the shot didn't take.

Yum Garret's Popcorn Laura :corn: I remember that place. Good for you for sticking to the no sugar challenge, I imagine some days are nothing, some days torture. I think that habit takes longer than 13 days to break so just keep at it!

I went to the dermatologist Tuesday. The spot on my nose - nothing. They gave me some cream for my chin. I also had them take off a very large mole on my face. It's right on my cheek, have had it since I was little and over the last few years it's raised up quite a bit. I always have a smudge on my glasses where it hits them. I thought they'd have to cut it out because it's so big (about the size of an eraser tip on a pencil) but they gave me a shot in the face (ouch) numbed me up and just razored it off. It will take about 2 weeks to heal. The adhesive on the bandage is really irritating my face - red and itchy - I wear the band-aid at work but use a gauze patch and paper tape when I get home. I can't really leave it in the open air - that will make a scab and a bigger scar they say. Next Monday I get my foot operated on, just getting hacked to bits piece by piece here :lol: So life is rather busy at the moment - trying to get get caught up at work and everyone keeps interrupting me with extra stuff - so far I am barely on this side of the tsunami.

And it's cold here too. I am tired of it and mostly tired of feeling so achey. Come on spring already!

Take care girls :grouphug:

happy2bme
02-18-2010, 09:22 AM
a half hour to get ready and out the door Michelle? I'm jealous!!!

Sounds like the cure is almost as bad as the ailment for DH but I'm sure if you can get past the first day the shot is worth it.

Oh and Annie - we will be crossing each other on vacation. We're going to Gulf Shores, AL May 8 - not that far away from you. Honk and wave as we pass! :moped:

diyana
02-18-2010, 09:42 AM
Happy - My goodness, you're just getting cut up from head to toe! :hug: I'm glad the spot on your nose turned out to be nothing, and I hope your face heals quickly and completely from the mole procedure. What is the cream for? Sorry, I can't remember what was going on with your chin. How long are you going to be off work for your foot surgery? :hug: As for my shot, it doesn't seem as effective as the last one. I probably am at 90% pain free as opposed to 100% for last time. But I'll take it. I'll just continue to work on back and core strengthening and, of course, weight loss, and take the occasional Aleve when needed.

annie175
02-18-2010, 01:18 PM
Good Morning Chicklets.....

Woke up slowly, however in a great mood. I think the new anti-depressant has finally kicked in. Changed from Cymbalta to Zoloft, due to cost. Cymbalta was costing me 140.00 a month. Zoloft is generic and costs me about 8 bucks. Sorry to say, but I need an antidepressant to get through life. I have tried and tried to go off of them and end up in a mess. So I will continue to take them.

Had a teeth cleaning this morning at dentist. He said my teeth were healthy, gums very healthy. Teeth should last a very long time. Dentist humor this morning...Trust in your teeth so they won't be false to you. OMWord. So dang tacky, it was funny.

I am having WW SmartOnes Chicken enchiladas Suiza for lunch. It is one of my very favorite and delish. Of course, I sprinkle crushed red peppers on it and Jan gave me her jalapenos off her sandwich she got from Jimmy John's. YUM YUM

Chelle...30 minutes, crazy....it takes me AT LEAST 1 hour 15 minutes but 1 hour 25 is best. I can't even get showered and lotioned up in 30 minutes. How crazy is that? Go slow on the exercising till you are certain your back is up to it. Tell DH to rest up and feel better.

Happy...wow, May 8 is our return day. We literally will be able to wave at each other on the vacations. Where in Alabama do you stay? We thought about Alabama instead of Panama City Beach, but we got such a deal on the condo. I should go to the dermatologist and have a few questionable things checked out also.

Shaddie...if anyone can do the impossible and turn up a miracle, it would be the amazing SHAD!! Oh and I saw on our news this morning where Austraila had a doozy of a tornado yesterday. Yikes. The film of it was amazing.

MELLIE...your darn eyes, bless your heart. Hope you get back to normal soon...if there is a normal where Mellie is concerned.

Hi's to Laura, Ceejay and all.

Love and Hugs

Laura705
02-18-2010, 01:59 PM
Hi everyone! Quick hello. I'm in a training class for 2 days. I'll have to catch up later.

Have a good day!

diyana
02-18-2010, 03:27 PM
:woohoo: :dancer: I'm doing the happy dance!! :dance: I had a :goodscale: at WW today. I lost 4 lbs! I'm in the two-teens!!! Yay! Now the trick is to stay there! I'm at my lowest weight since October 09. I've got 2 weeks to lose 5 lbs in order to meet the challenge Annie set for me, and I know I can't expect 4 lb losses or even 2 lb losses every week, but I'll do my darndest to meet the challenge!

Annie - I'm glad your anti-depressant kicked in. It's important to find a good one you can afford. I've been on a low dose anti-depressant for several years. I can get a 3 month supply of the one I'm on for $10 at WalMart. Glad you had a good dentist appt. I love WW Chicken Enchilada Suiza, but I don't add extra peppers...it's spicy enough for me. :) The reason it only takes me 30 minutes to get ready is that I shower and lotioning at night. That way, I can get up, plug in the curling iron, get everything else done, curl my hair and head out the door.

Patty - Hope you and Blackie are doing well. Do you still have snow or is it all mud?

Laura - Enjoy your training class!!

Love and hugs,

annie175
02-18-2010, 03:43 PM
:hug::cp: WOWSER CHELLE.....I AM SO VERY PROUD OF YOU!! ROCKIN':carrot: KEEP ON DOIN' WHAT YOU ARE DOIN' ....NO ROLLING PINS THIS WEEK FOR YOU. I AM EXCITED FOR YOU. DON'T YOU FEEL GREAT!! COME ON 'WE' CAN DO THIS....UM WAIT TILL I GIVE YOU YOUR NEXT CHALLENGE....LET'S GET SKINNY TOGETHER!!!! *****DO NOT*** I REPEAT...DO NOT CELEBRATE WITH FOOD....GOT IT? YOU DO THIS SISTA-HOOD PROUD!!!!

diyana
02-18-2010, 03:49 PM
Annie - Thanks for the nice compliments!! Funny you should mention celebrating with food. Today, I was supposed to bring in brownies for two co-workers who had gone above and beyond in helping me. But I forgot. Then I remembered that our cafeterial serves cookies on Thursdays, hot and fresh from the oven, and they are 4 for $1. So I'm going to get them each 4. Luckily, I can resist the cookies much better than I can brownies...so it's worked out well that I forgot to make the brownies. Not sure what I'll do to reward myself for this weight loss. I'm thinking that when I hit ONEDERLAND, I'm gonna get a new hairdo. We'll see.

annie175
02-18-2010, 04:09 PM
A new hairdo for the new you....awesome! I love seeing the two-teens in your ticker and getting more and more excited about seeing onderland with you. Maybe buy yourself a book you have been wanting or a subscription to a magazine you have been wanting to get regularly. Bad brownies, bad cookies....no justifications in life to fit poor choices...glad the co-worker cookies is a better option for you to resist. See God does send us angels....wink wink.

diyana
02-18-2010, 04:33 PM
The new hairdo isn't coming yet. Not until I really see a difference in my face (e.g., lose one or two of my extra chins). I'm probably gonna stop at the library on the way to the gym and pick up a few books from there. :)

ceejay52
02-18-2010, 10:52 PM
Hi chicks

Happy
I didn't do to much of anything yesterday. Ouch on having the mole removed.

Michelle
:bravo: That's a good bit of pounds to lose in a week's time. You go girl.

Annie
At least you left laughing instead of crying from the dentist office.

The sun has perked me up the past couple of days. Today I saw a robin, a cardinal and bluejay. It was a mere 46 warm degree's today. There is some snow still lingering on ditch banks etc. I've enjoyed the peace and quiet.

Shad
02-19-2010, 05:42 AM
mmmmm Tornado in Aus. Actually it was a freak thing and was way out in the wops and only destroyed someones shed and water pipe. The article I saw on TV was a bit of a joke about losing the pivot, whatever the pivot was.

My contract will go until the end of March. They were mumbling about me staying on to fix the store problems but that was only a mumble and I have asked if they intend to do this, then I will need some notice to be able to keep my apartment. I'm not really expecting it.

Ceejay, I am glad to hear that you are having some nice me days.

Happy - it's not a good way to lose weight - getting bits cut off you. However if the moles and patches are becoming dangerous it is best to get them off asap.

Chelle - well done on the weigh in. :woohoo: I'm with you. 40 minutes in the morning and I'm done, showered, shampooed, breakfast, moisturised and dressed. Down the stairs and into the car. I don't wear makeup so that makes it easy. The hair - or should I say number 8 fencing wire - is the worst part of it all. And I get to hear the news and see some of it while I am at it. It's music in the car and not a radio station. Currently alternating between Kiri Te Kanawa singing Maori, Il Divo, and some bloke playing the pan pipes. I'm all for soothing in the traffic.

Okay - time off again. See you all later.
Big waves to those I haven't mentioned.

happy2bme
02-19-2010, 09:19 AM
Hi kids,

I went to bed earlier last night so I could get up earlier and get to work a little earlier. So... wake up at 4:20 (not when I intended) with a bad backache and a brutal headache. Thanks alot. :lol: My face itches from the adhesive on the bandages and tape, at least it's the weekend so I will be able to just cover it with some Vaseline and let it "be free" for a few hours.

Got the rental contract for the beach house. Talk about "you pay us big time and we're not responsible for ANYTHING" :rolleyes: Paying about $200 in cleaning fees yet I have to leave the place with all trash and groceries gone, and the place in neat and tidy condition with dirty towels gathered and left by the door. :dunno: I suppose I can go stay at another place - sometimes this is the high price you pay for getting exactly what you want. I'm sure the condos charge the same fees, it's just that they are buried in a higher rental price. I guess you have to be a high roller to stay on the beach. :lol: I'm hoping it will be well worth it.

Annie we are staying in Gulf Shores which is about an hour either way from Mobile to the west and Destin, FL to the east. Panama City is a little further east. I hear it is very nice there. Slap OJ if you see him, I think he hangs there.

Shad - fencing wire, eh? I think maybe I will keep the baby fine stuff after all :lol: Are you the only trainer there - no one on staff that will pick up the slack after you are gone? Just seems like a rush job although what - it's a couple of months that you've been there, haven't you? Pan pipe music - hmmm will I cuss less at the dunces on the road if I pop my Zamfir CD in the player? :rofl:

Ceejay - hang in there - the 50's temps are coming. All the birds are out - they started singing spring songs earlier but quit when it got so cold. Isn't that interesting? I think they will be back at it again this weekend although I hear it's going to be a brief warm up.

:congrat: Michelle on hitting a new happy number on the scale :dance: What a thrill huh? My co-worker lost 50 pounds last year on WW. She used to wear her hair long and mostly pulled back off her face. She too wanted a haircut when she got to goal and her face thinned out. Got a short spiky cut that looks very cute. Definitely something that would not have looked good at her former weight. So look over the books, find something radical and new to celebrate and keep you motivated! Brilliant thinking on buying the cookies for your co-workers.

Annie - hope the new meds help you mellow out. The body is a funny thing, it needs tweeks and twitches and we have to listen to it telling us what we need - if ONLY we can get the docs to listen to us and help out! :D I got heartburn reading about your lunch you spicy momma :lol:

Laura - thanks for the review on the potstickers. I might have considered trying them but not now. Hope the training class is not too boring.

Mel - I have a hot compress for your sore peepers. Hope you are doing better today. Just rest up so you can be a rebel rouser for the weekend!

Poor DH got taken in by a sort of scam yesterday. It looked legit in the want ads about paying for a guide book for the government exam to take as a postal worker. I went to do some research on it thinking a sample exam might be available on the federal website and came across all these warnings about not paying for these things. He is going to have a (not so) fun day today trying to get someone to refund his credit card and cancel this out. He is more trusting than me and it's a shame that people are out to take advantage of others in this rotten economy. He has submitted a few resumes and applications but nothing so far. He's trying to keep his spirits up - I've walked that road myself and know how rough it can be.

Time for me to get out of here. Headache is down to a dull thud. Have a good weekend ladies.

annie175
02-19-2010, 09:46 AM
Good Glorious Friday Morning.......

Sunny, birds singing, high 35 degrees today, may slap on some shorts, tank top, and flip flops...lol

Ceejay...I hear what you are sayin' about the sun, birds and higher temps. Makes me in a better mood. Believe it or not. I rode to work in daylight for the last half of my 20 minute drive. That in itself is uplifting.

Shaddie... you and Chelle get the "gold star" for morning prep time before work. 40 minutes would be awesome. I end up at about 1hr 15, and can usually drag it out to 1hr 30-45 when doing other things in the morning, like folding towels out of the dryer, or play ball with Hella Bella, or unloading the dishwasher. End of March is end of contract. You know if they do extend it, they won't tell you till the day before and expect you to be happy about it.

Happy....hugs and feel betters for the back and head aches. The thud, thud of the head can also by annoying. I would love to slap OJ for you, I am still not over that one. Stars, hmpf (<----that is a sigh). I thought OJ was in prison for stealing or something, did he get out?

Chelle...have a great day, STAY OP, move some, be happy, I am watching you...smiles.

Laura...you, too, stay OP. I have hidden cams all around you. That clicking in your ear is the camera rolling. wink wink.

MELLIE....Hope you are feeling better, those danged eyes. Drats. I am watching you too, get you bum off the couch, quit watching the videos/tube and get to pedalling.

Not much else...momma is holding her own, visiting her this evening before going out with the youngin's from CVS to BW3s for a beer. They don't even get started til 10:00 pm. I could visit momma, get a nap in, get ready and go. All before going out with the youngins. LOL

I think the Zoloft has kicked in. Doing the Snoopy happy dance....

Happy weekend.

Much love and many hugs.....

annie175
02-19-2010, 09:48 AM
Happy...if you ever want to stay in Panama City Beach....see private messages.

Shaddie...forgot, you hair description about made me spit my coffee out.

diyana
02-19-2010, 10:10 AM
So very glad it's FINALLY FRIDAY!

I had a fun time at the gym last night. Strength training went well. I had to modify a couple moves, but I did very well overall. I really need to strengthen my core (back, abs, etc.). Zumba was a BLAST as always!! We learned a new routine. And while it's not one of my faves, it was fun. I was debating with whether to try the hour long advanced Zumba class tomorrow...but my back is telling me "not just yet". I'm not really sore, but I am feeling it - it's just a bit twingey. So I'll do the Wii Fit tonight, tomorrow and Saturday while I watch the Olympics. I won't be able to watch too much TV though as I have a lot of website work to do. :)

Ceejay - We're having sun here too, and I'm loving it! I'm so looking forward to the birds returning in the spring. I'm sooo glad you had a nice peaceful me day!! You definitely deserve it.

Shad - What are your plans for this weekend? I travel Aus. vicariously through you, dontcha know! :lol: I used to listen to the news while driving into work...that got too depressing. Then I tried the music radio stations...but they're mostly obnoxious talking DJs in the morning. Now I listen to SportsTalk, which was okay during football season...now that it's basketball season, it's a bit boring. It'll be better once it's baseball season. In the meantime, I've placed a hold on some nice audio books from the library, and am looking forward to them becoming available. I could pop some CDs in...but I essentially have two types...the ones that make me want to rock out/dance and the ones that make me want to sleep....neither of which is safe while driving. :lol:

Happy - I'm so sorry that you have a bad backache and headache, but I swear, I didn't send mine your way. I wonder what the cleaning fee is for, if you pretty much have to do all the cleaning? :dunno: Sorry your DH got taken in by a scam. People that take advantage of those out of work should be throttled! :rollpin: :club: I hope he gets his money back. I too have been down the road he's on and it's rough and very stressful.

Annie - Speaking of summertime clothes...down the street from me, some kids made a snowman...er, snowWOMAN, and dressed her in a string bright red string bikini!! :rofl: My drive to work is still completely in the darkness, but I love my ride home with all the sunshine! I'm so glad to hear momma is holding her own and that you're gonna get a chance to spend time with her tonight. I think I'm too "old" to party with youngins. They DO get started at about 10 pm, and being the early riser that I am (even on the weekends), that's WAY too late for me. :cloud9: I would like to slap OJ and Michael Vick and Tiger Woods. Granted what Vick and Woods did doesn't begin to compare to OJ...they still deserve to get the crap beaten out of 'em! :rollpin: :club: Sheesh, you gals have me all riled up! I don't think I've ever used so many rolling pins and clubs in one post! Thanks for watching out for me, my sista. I am staying OP and will continue to keep moving. I really want to get to 214 by March 11.

Mel - Rest your eyes. I hope you have a relaxing weekend. :hug: We miss you!

I have lots to get done today, and I'm mad that it's not magically getting done by itself while I post. :) I'll check in later.

Luvya my friends,

ceejay52
02-19-2010, 11:18 AM
Morning ladies

There's not much to report this morning. Woke up to m ore sunshine.

Happy
Hope the headache and backache subside soon.

Annie and Michelle
Have a good day. Annie enjoy your night out on the town.

Mel
Hope your eye's are doing better.

annie175
02-19-2010, 12:46 PM
Oh and Chelle and Shad....I have been listening to KLOVE radio station. It is a Christian station. Took me a couple of weeks to get used to it, however now I look forward to the positiveness of it and some of the songs I cannot wait to hear. Try it!!

MELODY525
02-19-2010, 01:52 PM
Getting Better But Not Enoug To Read Yet. Jen Started To Help Me But Got Called Away Yesterday. Hope I Can Read You All Soon!! Lol
Have A Wonderful Friday And A Very Happy Weekend.

diyana
02-19-2010, 02:15 PM
Mel - Glad you're feeling a little better! Lots of healing hugs to you! :hug:

Laura705
02-19-2010, 02:57 PM
Hey everyone. Finishing up lunch hour and then it's back to the class. It's a good class, but just a lot of info coming at us! I didn't get a good night's sleep, so this afternoon will be difficult once I hit the wall. At about 12:30 doggy woke us up and I let him out because bf didn't get him out before he went to bed (after I did). Then at 3:30, doggy woke us up again and I was about to let him out when I thought to ask bf if he'd fed the dog his dinner. Nope. Bf thought I did it. (I usually handle the AM feeding, bf the PM.) Poor baby! And poor me - after feeding doggy, I couldn't get back to sleep. Yawn.

Shad - I hope you get some notice if they want to extend your contract!

Ceejay - Glad you're getting sunshine and singing birds - nice mood lifters!

Happy - That removal does not sound pleasant! Hope it heals quickly! Wow, that's a hefty cleaning fee.

Michelle - Congrats on the big weight loss and entry into 2-teens! I didn't maintain my 2-pound loss from last week - put back one, but still down a pound from 2 weeks ago. Just wish I was closer to my ticker loss... Great job on the exercise too! I didn't feel like doing anything last night, but I at least did one BE workout.

Don't work too hard this weekend - you need to get some rest too.

Annie - Glad your spirits are up and that mom is holding her own. Have fun w/ the CVS folks!

Mel - Hope the peepers are all rested up!!!

I'm taking a vacatoin day on Monday (since my Holiday this past Mon. didn't feel like much of one), so I have a 3-day weekend to look forward to. Bf and I will see Avatar on Sunday evening, otherwise no other plans except for my usual Sunday gym session. I need to shop for everything and anything, including groceries. I've not been wearing earrings because I've lost the mates to the ones I wear the most, so I need to buy a few new pairs.

Okay, better wrap this up and get back to class now! Have a great weekend everyone!

diyana
02-19-2010, 03:44 PM
Laura - Glad the class is going well. And lucky you, with a 3-day weekend!! I'm thinking I want to schedule a day off in the next few weeks, just don't know what day yet. Poor doggy got a late dinner. Bummer that you couldn't get back to sleep. I typically let the dogs out twice during the middle of the night, but I can always fall back asleep fairly quickly. I take care of both the morning and evening feedings because of our dog that's on insulin. We give him his insulin when he gets fed, and if DH and I accidentally both gave the little guy insulin (not knowing that the other one did), it would be VERY bad. Good for you for doing a BE workout, despite not feeling like it!! Tonight is Wii Fit for me - some cardio along with some of the balance/core/yoga/pilates type exercises. Sounds like you have a nice weekend ahead...you make sure you get some relaxation time in as well. Let us know what you think of Avatar, okay?

annie175
02-19-2010, 03:51 PM
Laura...Dogs are funny....I put dry food in Hella Bella's dish about once a week, it lasts her all week long. She doesn't really eat that much, but when she does she eats about half a bowl at a time. She is supplemented with about 3 doggie cookies (biscuits) we call them cookies a day. The only thing she might wake me at night for is to go poo, which is seldom. Or to play ball in the middle of the night, can't say that I blame her as she is by herself all day long, and into the evening when I work at CVS. I do feel guilty about it all the time. Have a good weekend. I see the rolling pin right outside your door! smiles.

Shad
02-19-2010, 08:35 PM
Morning all,
Saturday at last and I'm just coasting along. No eyes, no ears, no bra either. Comfort day all round! Tonight I am off to R's place to have a roast lamb dinner. I'm providing the wine so I will be looking for a nice white over at the shop shortly, probably a sauvignon blanc or a gewurtztraminer or pinot gris (grigio) something like that and maybe some bubbles to start off. Tomorrow I had thought about going out into the mountains and giving Michelle her dose of Oz over the weekend. But, I read something about roadworks and lengthy delays on Sunday so maybe I will need to find another way to get there or even find some other place to go. Better dig out the guide book. I had a hankering to go to Miss Marples Tea Shop up there. Last time I wanted to go, I got to the wee village and the queue was down the street so I didn't wait. This time I might just get there a little earlier.
Went for my run/jog/shuffle around the lake this morning. It was just lovely with all the reflections on/in the water. Even the ducks were reflecting.

Ceejay - glad to here you are having some good time off.

Laura - back in class huh? Hope it all goes well. Poor little doggy. B/F should be kicked out of bed and made to go with out for an entire day as well.

Happy - my sincere regret to the DH. It is so hard to work out what are scams and what aren't these days. If I am tempted by anything I go through the message until I get to the part where I have to pay, then I usually make a decision to hold off until I check it out. Please check all bank accounts on line carefully for the next few months. It's possible the scammers will be back.
Hope the holiday is worth all the effort you have to go to. I understand fully the crap about cleaning. This place has a cleaner once a week. She's okay but she doesn't do a lot of things that should be included in a clean. Some of the places I stay at charge up to $100 per clean - this one doesn't and then insist on a payment for a full clean at the end of tenure. What may I ask is the cleaner doing all this time??? If that is the case, then I dispense with the weekly cleaner and do it myself. I don't make enough mess to make that sort of expense worthwhile.

Mel - hope the peepers come good soon. Sounds like you need another dose of Shad's cynical view of the world over the telephone. That should fix everything.

Annie - Don't know if we get that radio station here. I just can't take those djs yelling and ranting and talking so fast I don't get the jokes. Hence the music. I find two types of drivers here. If I leave before 7.00am, I get the men - tradies and truckies mostly - going to work. They drive fast, weave in and out of traffic and generally get along reasonably well. It's a fast, if tension filled drive to work. After 7.00am I get the blue collar and some of the white collar workers and women. Drive is slower, traffic is heavier, some of the hua can't tell the difference between red and green lights and can't get off the line in a hurry, and there are buses and trucks - out of state mostly - to watch out for. Hence the soothing music. My kids hate the music so isn't it lucky they don't drive with me often. On my long solo drives, I often play 50's, 60's, 70's music with a beat and I sing and tap away to them. I'll bet the kids are glad they are not there then either.

So, the washing is about done, the next load is ready. Time to make the bed and get a cuppa and just set back and chill. Ohhhh what a beautiful morning.

MELODY525
02-20-2010, 11:07 AM
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:sunny:HAPPY SATURDAY CHICKS. FEELING A LITTLE SPRING-LIKE TODAY SO HERE IS MY FIRST FLOWER OF THE SEASON!! :flow1: IT'S ALREADY 38 DEGREES HERE AND I INTEND TO OPEN THE WINDOWS JUST FOR A FEW MINUTES. I WILL HAVE TO READ YOUR POSTS TODAY AND SEE WHAT YOU'VE ALL BEEN UP TO. THE EYES ARE BETTER AND I WORKED A LOT THIS WEEK. I NEEDED TO PUT TIME IN FOR MY EXTRA CHECK DUE IN MARCH. IT WAS GOOD TIMING IN A WAY...I FILLED IN FOR JOHN FOR 3 DAYS. NOW IT'S DONE AND HE WILL BE BACK ON MONDAY. THE WINTER PARTY IS TODAY AND WE SET IT UP THURSDAY JIC SOMNETHING MORE HAPPENED TO ME. I DIDN'T GO IN THE OFFICES BUT DEALT WITH THEM BY PHONE!! SOME ARE STILL NOT FEELING GREAT. THIS WAS SOME VIRUS THEY SHARED. I CAN'T WAIT FOR SPRING....THE SUN FELT SO GOOD YESTERDAY THAT I HAD TO GO OUT FOR A FEW MINUTES AND SOAK IT UP!!!
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. :dance:

MELODY525
02-20-2010, 01:06 PM
MICHELLE~ CONGRATS ON THE 2 TEENS! :cheer3: TAKE GOD CARE OF YOUR BACK AND HOPE DH GETS WELL SOON.

ANNIE~ HOPE YOU AND MOM ARE FINE AND YOU'LL HAVE A GREAT VACATION :beach:

HAPPY~ SENDING A HEALING HUG :hug: HOPE YOUR BOO BOOS ALL HEAL UP AND A HUG FOR DH :hug: SCAMS ARE A HORRIBLE SIDE OF HUMAN NATURE. :nono: NOW YOU HAVE A GREAT VACATION TO LOOK FORWARD TO :beach:

CEEJAY~ GLAD YOUR TEMPS ARE ON THE RISE AND HOPE THEY CONTINUE UPWARDS! YAY!! SPRING IS NEAR IF ALL THOSE BIRDAS ARE OUT AND ABOUT!!!

SHAD~ ARE ALL THE WORMS BACK IN THE CAN?? HOPE YOU GET SOME NOTICE TOO IF IT'S EXTENDED. KEEPING GINGERS CROSSED :hug: HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND...IT SOUNDS GREAT...WOULD LOVE TO VISIT MISS MARPLE'S TEA HOUSE!! :dance:

LAURA~ HAVE A GREAT YOU & BF WEEKEND AT THE MOVIES. ENJOY THE 3 DAY WEEKEND TOO!!

:cofdate: AFTER I POSTED THE DOORBELL RANG. LOTS OF PEOPLE HERE NEEDING THE OFFICE AND ROOMS AND NO ONE SHOWED UP WITH THE KEYS. HELLO!!!!!!!!!
SO OFF I ROLLED AND MAYBE IT WAS A GOOD THING...FINALLY MORE PEOPLE ARE SAYING OUTLOUD THAT IF I WASN'T HERE NOTHING WOULD GET DONE. I TOLD THEM THAT WHEN I GO TO A NURSING HOME I AM NOT LEAVING A FORWARDING ADDRESS AND I AM CHANGING MY PHONE NUMBER :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: HOLD ON A sec...........

GEEZ MORE PROBLEMS. GOTTA RUN. SEE YOU ALL MANANA. SO MUCH FOR A RESTFUL WEEKEND.:faint:

happy2bme
02-20-2010, 01:33 PM
Morning all,

I was really glad to see the weekend come, even if I have to face surgery on Monday - isn't that bad? :lol: Now to figure what to do. I think mostly do stuff that will make next week a bit easier.

Shad - I looked up Miss Marples. What a delightful place - looks like it's worth the wait in queue. Looked at the menu too and one thing I immediately noticed is that the portions are small. Next thought was ... well that's what they SHOULD be. Really hits home about how we supersize everything in the States here including ourselves. But I hope you enjoy your trip. How was the roast lamb dinner and the wine? Yummy I hope. I really had a chuckle at your comment about people not being able to tell the difference between a red and a green light. Often DH and I will yell out - c'mon now - it doesn't get any GREENER. Very often it's either a gray hair that is lost in thought or mostly an idiot texting or chatting away on the cell. I hear you on the cleaning - I don't mind paying a fee although I would prefer to leave that as an optional tip for the cleaner - but since I pretty much have to leave everything spotless (which I would anyway) I balk at just HOW MUCH they are bilking me for the priveledge. Fees for sheets AND towels - better be luxurious bath sheets AND I'm only using one bed tho maybe DH and I better play Little Red Riding Hood and test them all out :lol: Thanks for the sympathies to DH, I'll give him a pat on the back from you. :hug: :D

Mel - I'm glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better and that you were able to add a few dollars to the wallet. Hope the Winter Party turns out to be a fun time for all. Get outside and get your shot of vitamin D :sunny:

Annie - thanks for the info - that looks like a very nice place. Right on the beach is what I was looking for. I want to fall asleep to the sounds of the surf. I think you will have a great time, especially if you can escape with the gal pals. Do they have a blender for margaritas and other cool drinks :beach: I think Mel needs to hunt up Igor and send him over to take care of you guys. :lol:

Laura - sometimes I think we spend our time chasing our tickers - that's why I don't have one. Just the excitement of getting to a new low bounces the weight back up again. Enjoy your 3 day weekend. I think you will like Avatar. It's a long movie but because they switch back and forth in the story lines it makes the time go by quickly and you don't get restless. Remember to check out runpee.com which will tell you the best times to run to the bathroom so that you miss the least in the movie - it really is good :lol: Enjoy your long weekend -whoo hoo nothing like time off to get one invigorated!

Wow Michelle - an hour of Zumba? That's got to be the equivalent of a spin class! You're smart to listen to your body though. Hey let's make a posse and go out and hog tie and slap those bad men in the news :rofl: That would be so much fun :lol3: Not to mention tension relieving. :D I remember some "stocks" we saw in Williamsburg, VA that would secure them quite nicely. Till then we just dream... I hope you don't have to spend too much time on the web work and get to have some fun with the DH.

Hi Ceejay :wave:

Kohls was having a sale with an extra coupon for just yesterday. I got a nice bedspread and shams for the downstairs bedroom. Have a color now for the walls which DH can take into the master bath. The set is aqua and I'm thinking a very pale aqua for the walls or a white with just a hint of blue undertones - it sounds wierd but it's just enough of a contrast against the white woodwork to set it apart. I did see a gorgeous set with browns and copper satin pillow which I loved but it was 5 times what I paid for the set I bought (even on sale) and I would have had to buy 2 sets of window curtains at $80 each. I just bought window curtains last spring and this set will work nicely with them. So practicality ruled. DH and I talked this morning and we are going to replace the sink counter with something more updated as well as add some new light fixtures. I'm sooooo excited!!!!!! It will look really nice when done. Very updated even IF the bath still has 1970's harvest gold tile in it. I have decided I'm just not chunking $25,000 to re-do the bath completely in a house I hope to be out of in 5 years (or less). Bad enough that we have to use DH's inheritance to pay for a new roof.

Anyway - I need to get my act in gear. DH will be ready to go soon and if I want my fixtures, I will need to be ready or he will go on to the next task. Have a good weekend everyone!

ceejay52
02-20-2010, 03:29 PM
Afternoon Everyone

Mel
I wished for you this morning. Glad your eyes are feeling better. When I think of Mrs Marple I think of the detctive.

Happy
Your post read face surgery. Hope you meant to say foot surgery. Will be thinking about you Monday. The colors for the new room sounds gorgeous. I've seen some aqua color schemes on HGTV and they are very pretty. I'm thinking about painting the bathroom walls this color.

Laura
Sorry that you had to deal with the doggie. Hope you get a good nights rest.

Michelle
I found a new 100 piece puzzle last week that had a family of pinguines. I put it together last night. you are motivating me to get back to exercising today.

Annie
Are you working at CVS this week end? Enjoy your day.

Used the potty this morning and found water on the floor afterwards. Haven't pinpointed the problem yet. Called the land lord and was told to call back on Monday morning. I guess I'll endure, the only thing is I work 4 days this week. I don't like to let any one in the house unless I'm there, land lord or not. It's usually the people that work for him.

ceejay52
02-21-2010, 09:57 AM
Bumping us up a notch.

MELODY525
02-21-2010, 11:01 AM
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GOOD MORNING WORLDLIES OF THE UNIVERSE!!
WE COULD BE UNIVERSAL CHICKS!! :rofl: SOUNDS LIKE A CAR PART!! HOPE EVERYONE HAS A BLESSED SUNDAY.

I AM GLAD SATURDAY ENDED AND IT'S QUIET AGAIN. IN A BRAND SPANKING NEW KITCHEN, THEY LEFT A TERRIBLE MESS. HOW DO I KNOW?? 3 TENANTS CALLED ME DOWN TO SHOW ME THAT THEY LEFT A TEA KETTLE ON THE BOIL!!! :flame: WHAT WERE THEY THINKING! AND THE KITCHEN WAS FULL IF CARBOARD BOXES WITH ALL THE LEFT OVER PARTY STUFF IN THEM! :flame: AND MY BEDROOM IS OVER THE KITCHEN! WTF :tantrum: I LEFT A NOTE FOR THE BOSS. SO TODAY WILL HAVE TO BE MY REST DAY....I THINK. :lol3:

((((HAPPY)))) ~ SENDING MY SOUTHERN BELLE SISTER LOTS OF HUGS FOR THE SURGERY. WILL BE THINKING OF YOU :hug: HOPE THE RECOVERY IS SHORT-TERMED!!!
HOW IS THE FACE??? MORE HUGS :hug: ALL THE RENNO IDEAS SOUND SO NICE. ENJOY AND MAKE SURE YOU REST THAT FOOTSIE.

CEEJAY~ IT'S PROBABLY THE "SEAT"...THE WAX SEAL UNDER THE TOILET. WE GET A LOT OF THAT OVER HERE. HOPE THEY CON COME WHEN IT'S CONVENIENT FOR YOU. THANKS FOR THE GOOD THOUGHTS. THE EYES FEEL MUCH BETTER :hug:

diyana
02-21-2010, 12:03 PM
Hi everyone -

I'll have to do personals later or tomorrow! I'm swamped with website work. DH and I managed to go out last night and had a great time. We saw Cinematic Titanic...which is a group of very funny people who poke fun and "heckle" really, really, really bad sci-fi movies while the movie is going on. It's like the old Mystery Science Theater 3000, which was based out of Minnesota. Not too many people have heard of it...but it's pretty darn funny. After I get done the website work, it's time to do some laundry and some cooking for the week.

Love and hugs to all,

Laura705
02-21-2010, 12:54 PM
Hello all! Having an okay weekend. I was so looking forward to being a couch potato Friday night. I phoned bf from the train to tell him I was on an earlier one. He said a friend was over and another was going to come by in a bit. Grrr. I'd heard about a get together, but thought it was at one of their houses! Not to be denied, I said a quick hello and went straight to the bedroom and stayed there for the night, in spite of bf trying to get me to come out an eat dinner - twice. Slept from about 8-12:30, watched some Olympics (alternated between ice dancing on nbc and curling on msnbc) and then again from about 4 to 8.

I did a BE workout Sat. AM, showered and went off to the eye doc to p/u my new contacts, as well as bf's contacts and his new reading glasses (my glasses aren't ready yet). Stopped on the way home at a resale shop and poked around. All I came home w/ is some paperbacks - 5 for a $1!

I took doggy for a walk, did a load of laundry, sorted my coupons, read a bit, watched some Olympics and a Dead Zone dvd, and that was about it. Lunch was some of that pea soup (finally getting to the end of it!) and dinner was baked tilapia, wild rice from a mix and steamed green beans. Snacks - hummus, pita chips, yogurt, popcorn.

This morning I've been reading and having tea. I'm jonesing for some sweets! Sigh.

Michelle - Don't work too hard today! That Cinematic Titanic sounds really fun. Only saw Mystery Science 3000 once or twice (and only bits), but it was so funny - that's really the only way I'd want to watch those really bad sci-fi/monster movies.

Shad - Hope you had a great day and put on that bra before going running!! :D The quality of drivers has deteriorated drastically since the advent of cell phones and texting. Aargh. Glad I don't have to drive much.

Ceejay - I hope you don't get too much water before that leak gets fixed! How annoying to have to work out the scheduling snafus. I hope you don't have to use up one of your "me days" to oversee the repair, but sure don't blame you for wanting to be there while they're in your space!

Happy - I hope the foot surgery goes smoothly tomorrow and you will be cyst- and bunion- AND PAIN- free. Sorry your dh got scammed. These schemes are running rampant! Good advice from Shad to watch your accounts for future charges.

Mel - You sound like you're keeping busy. Who left the kitchen mess - the partiers?? Never a dull moment! Well I hope you can get some dull moments today. :)

Annie - Not too much need for the rolling pin here. I'm not eating sweets (except a container of yogurt, minus the icky fruit on the bottom, and lots of tea w/ Splenda), and trying to make up for no sweets w/ salty foods is not doing it for me. So I'm not doing too horribly w/ eating this weekend.

It's getting to be late morning. I don't want to do much of anything, including my gym session. Bf is going to see a friend's newly purchased house at 1 pm. My chance to get out and about is dwindling. Being a single car household can be frustrating. I think I'll skip the gym and get out to pick up some groceries and other stuff before he needs to leave. Tonight will be Avatar - Happy thanks for reminding me to check runpee before we go! I'm a bit concerned because we've got snow coming - 4-7 inches they forecast, but hopefully it won't be all at once.

Okay, time to stop rambling and get dressed! By for now, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

MELODY525
02-21-2010, 05:57 PM
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Late February days; and now, at last,
Might you have thought that Winter's woe was past;
So fair the sky was and so soft the air.
The Earthly Paradise by William Morris (1834 – 1896)

Shad
02-22-2010, 04:29 AM
I did come back yesterday, but I didn't get to post for one reason or another. I went out into the Dandenongs and found some of the little places to visit - the best little Victorian towns you have never heard of. I didn't take many photos. There is only so many trees and roads and scenic visits with fern all around that you can picture. I didn't think you would want to look at all the black bits from last years fires. But I had fun and wandered around a few places and found some bits I would like to go back and visit. It would be a great place to go in the spring since it has Lavender fields, tulip farms and daffodil farms etc. etc. And before I forget, I saw some Autumn colour just starting on some oak leaves. We're on the downward spiral. Oh yes, the Miss Marples Teahouse. It wasn't so busy - there were no queues but there weren't any car parks either. I'm doomed not to get to that place.

Mel - spouting poetry - must be warming up over there. Either that or you are ignoring the doorbell.
:yikes: on the kitchen mess. Lucky the jug got found before it boiled dry. Gotta wonder about some people.

Michelle - sorry to hear you have so much work on this weekend. Hope it goes down fast and easy.

Ceejay - hope you find the source of the leak. We had one last time I was home. It was because the pan wasn't screwed down to the floor (hadn't finished grouting) and it moved and made a gap in the rubber connection between the cistern and the pan. All fixed now.

Laura - Yep put the bra on to run. Otherwise I might knock myself out. Sounds like you had a grumpy Friday night. Aaaa well, if the b/f told you what was going on, you would be empowered. That will never do.

Okay - better get on with the evening. Quite a bit to do tonight. I'll be back tomorrow.

MELODY525
02-22-2010, 08:40 AM
SHAD~ AND HERE I WAS SEARCHING FOR PICS OF MISS MARPLE :mag: THE BURNT BITS MUST HAVE BEEN A SAD REMINDER. I CAN JUST SEE THE SPRING THAT YOU TALKED ABOUT.....IT'S ON IT'S WAY!! :dance: ( DON'T WAKE ME...I AM DREAMING) I ALSO FORGOT AUTUMN IS ON IN YOUR CORNERR OF THE WORLD. GET THE WOOLIES READY. :brr:

:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS. HAPPY MONDAY. NEW WEEK NEW US. :carrot: <-----THIS CARROT IS DANCING FASTER THAN I CAN THINK RIGHT NOW. THE BRAIN WANTS TO KNOW WHY WE GOT OUT OF BED!!:?:
I HAVE NOTHING TO REPORT. LAZY DAY YESTERDAY BUT I GOT SOME BILLS AND PAPERWORK SORTED. NOW I HAVE A PILE TO SHRED!!!

HAVE A GREAT DAY!:cool:

annie175
02-22-2010, 12:33 PM
Good Giggly Wiggly.....Happy Monday....and the snow storm that was supposed to hit last night and this morning didn't even make it as freezing rain. SO HAPPY, DOING THE SNOOPY DANCE!! It is raining, but I can deal with that. Just hope the roof doesn't leak....

Baby Boy Soldier got to call me yesterday. I was visiting mom so he got to talk to mom and dad. It made my mom's day. I got there at 4 and ended up staying there till about 7:30 last night. Mike (my bro), showed up so we went down to the dining room with her. She was adamant that Dad, Mike and I all sat with her down in the dining room while she ate. It was no big deal but important to her. Too cute. Come to find out when I was talking to mom alone, that she was indeed planning on getting out of that bed and walking right out of there. How frustrating for her as she couldn't even muster up the strength to sit up on the side of the bed, much less even raise up to sit up on the side of the bed. She is getting really really bossy and demanding. She TOLD me to go to the grocery store last night on my way home and buy her some potato chips, nuts, gum and pretzels cause there was just no place to buy them around there. I about busted up laughing. So, yes I did, and now I have to take them to her tonight and don't be late. Yessem. Good thing I don't have to work at CVS tonight or I would be in big trouble.

Went to the Endocrinologist this morning. He said I am a VERY interesting case. haha, like you and I didn't already know that one. Anyway, I have to get a bunch of blood work and collect my P for a 24 hour period and go from there. He did not want to rule out anything at this point, including surgery, as he won't really know till after these tests come back. I go back to see him on March 8. That doc appt was 240.00 and I have reached my deductible yet, so that one is on me. F*CK. Along with the last set of blood work at 140.00 bucks and now this next set of tests. Still have 1100 to go to get to my 2700 dediductible. Does it ever end? Oh yes I guess it does when we close the final lid.

Went out with Mike a.k.a Sausage fingers. Saturday night. We went to watch sports/Olympics at a pub, had a few beers, played some trivia on the the big screen with these little typewriter type remote thingys. Had a great time. He is just going to have to be a friend as that is all I can see him as, and I am pretty sure he knows that now. CHECK please!

Shad, I love 50s, 60s, & 70s music. I grew up on that as my brother's bands always played all that. Beatles were a big one. I probably could recite almost all the words to every beatle song out there. Yes, me and my car have a lot of singing secrets as no one is allowed to hear me TRY to sing. lol

Chelle...hope you didn't work to hard to the bone and your fingers still work or are they nubs?

MELLIE...How many times have we told you to put your quarrantine sign on the door and not answer the bell. Woman, will you ever learn?

Ceejay,....hmmm, water on the bathroom floor, did you even hit the toitie when you sat down? lol. Hope my roof leak has not come your way.

Laura...I am proud of you for doing the no sugar/salt thing. Really you will feel better in the long run. No matter how much you miss eating the junk, you will feel better, even if only slightly.

Not much else going on here. Hello's to everyone.

Love and hugs,

diyana
02-22-2010, 02:56 PM
Hi everyone -

Happy Monday! Crazy busy weekend and busy start to the week. Woke up to a little snow on the ground today...but thankfully not enough to snowblow and hopefully it will melt by the time I get home. :crossed: Sugar challenge fell by the wayside. I may start it up again later, but not right now; I'm so busy at work and at home and am doing fairly well at all the other things I have going. I'm still gonna avoid sugar...but 100% abstinence isn't in the cards right now. I didn't have time or energy to do any exercise yesterday. Planning on doing at least 1/2 hour of Zumba tonight though - maybe an hour - and maybe a strength training class also.

I'm not 100% convinced the shot helped. :( My back has been really sore off and on this past weekend, which might've been from all the sitting at the 'puter. I'm going to give it this week and then make an appt to see the doc again.

Shad - I LOVE bra-less weekends! Went all day yesterday without holstering the girls! Glad you didn't go for a bra-less run? I can't do that either without risking black eyes or a concussion! :rofl: The Lavender fields, tulip and daffodil farms sound like they would be gorgeous to see!

Happy - Sending you lots of :hug: and :goodvibes: for your surgery today! I hope it goes well and that you have a complete, quick and relatively pain free recovery! :crossed: Glad you got a great deal at Kohls. Your paint color sounds lovely!!

Ceejay - This must've been the weekend for broken toidies! Our upstairs toilet kept running and running...so DH shut the water off to it until he can get a chance to fix it. At least the one in the main bath downstairs works!

Mel - What idiots to leave the kitchen a mess and a fire hazard to boot!

Laura - Sounds like you had a very nice weekend. Hopefully your BF will learn as my DH did...that it is not cool to invite people over last minute. Hope you enjoyed Avatar! Did you get a lot of snow? I'm so proud of you for the no sugar success!

Annie - You sure are happy for a Monday. Glad the snow missed you completely!! So convenient that your son called while you were visiting your mom and dad!! So nice that you sat with her while she ate. Good for you for getting your mom "supplies". Did I miss something? What's going on with your blood/pee? Surgery? What for? $2,700 deductible?!! :yikes: I did work A LOT this weekend, and the worst part was that most of it was trying to figure out why the code isn't doing what I want it to do, and I don't bill for that. It's all right though. I still got some billable hours in, which helps. I'm also going to be doing some pet sitting in the middle of March, which doesn't pay well, but every little bit helps, right?

Better get some more work done. TTYL, chicks!

annie175
02-22-2010, 03:45 PM
Chelle...my blood work from my bariatric doc came back that my parathyroid level (different from thyroid) was too high, which indicates possible BENIGN tumor on parathyroid glands (parathyroids sit behind thyroid glands). More testing is to be done in order to determine this. Hence the blood work and P collection, bone scan. I won't know the plan of action till my March 8 appt.

diyana
02-22-2010, 03:55 PM
That's right. Now I remember about your parathyroid. Sorry. I really have CRS (Can't Remember S*IT). I hope all goes very, very well my sista!

happy2bme
02-22-2010, 05:55 PM
Hi ladies,

This will be a short post as I'm supposed to be sitting with my foot elevated.

Surgery went ok. But this time around, it's not quite the bouncy up and at 'em it was last time. He had to do something with the bone on the side of my foot for the bunion and I am hurting despite the Percocet. Very hard moving around too, I may resort to using my crutches up in the attic as I can tell already that stumbling around in this manner is just going to kill my back and knees. Feeling rather nauseated too but that might be the anesthetic as I was out like a like this time while last time I was (or thought I was) awake through it all.

I'm probably off work for a week - or at least work from home. DH said it will be very noisy here tomorrow as we have to put a new roof on the house. Bye bye wallet!

Anyways... Michelle I am very sorry to hear that the shot did not seem to help you this time around. Does it happen like that sometimes? I know when you are counting on the pain relief it is even worse. Want some of my happy pills? They work but I hate the way they make you feel. As for the no sugar - I think it's hard to conquer that demon - just take it one day at a time and someones just from one craving to the next. :hug:

Glad the snow fizzled out for all of you. Hope it doesn't regroup and dump on Mel!

By the way Mel - if I didn't tell you already I like your siggy - it makes me giggle every time I read it.

Ugh I am really nauseated at the moment - better go visit the porcelain palace.

Catch up later...

ceejay52
02-22-2010, 07:41 PM
Happy,
I'm glad the surgery is over. Feel better soon and don't over do.

Annie
Is your insurance company's deductible only good for once a year or once met is it good until you leave that company?

Shad
I see pictures of lavender fields on tv. Would love to see one in person.

Not sure what is going on at work. But we've had one to turn in his notice. The bosses have been in a meeting most of the morning. I was talking to the one I claim as a friend and he said that they were looking for someone to take over his position. Hmmmmmmmm--No they will not hire me for that shucks. I'm stuck here. He said he was staying but I'm wondering if he's moving up in rank. He may have been happy due to the fact that he feels more secure in his job. He's been working towards a teaching program so maybe that has come through. I'll find out soon enough.

happy2bme
02-22-2010, 09:05 PM
Geez Ceejay - all the mysteries at work. Bit of a bummer that you can't benefit from a promotion out of all that movement. But sometimes promotions (especially it seems if you are a reliable, responsible person) seem to bring more headaches than the slight increase in pay is worth. Thanks for the good wishes.

Annie - that's crummy about the insurance but when I was calculating it last year when we had to take over my plan after DH's got "relieved of duty", it seems to be one of pay me now or pay me laters. My premiums are downright horrendous each month, but I rarely pay more than the $30 co-pay per visit. They made me pay $500 for the MRI up front earlier this year and it turned out the insurance paid for it all so now I wait 6 weeks for my refund. But my point is that you seem to either pay it spread out over time or pay in big chunks. Problem is tho when you can hardly afford the premium in the first place. The high deductible plans are killers if you have anything that requires expensive procedures. I was doing some reading on the parathyroid - that's pretty serious. I had no idea that organ or condition existed. Hope that everything will be ok for you. I think you hit your "stress deductible" for the year already - time for some good things to come your way. :hug:

Michelle - what is your biggest sugar challenge? I am doing pretty well with the soda - like you I cannot do complete abstinence but I have gone from 2 a day down to one a week that I really really enjoy. Other times I am sorely tempted but through brute force I can generally work through the craving. Red grapes have been pretty good at the stores although this week they were so-so. They are sugar sweet if that can help you any. You can always leave them out in the snow too as frozen grapes are yum yum. The Cinematic Titanic sounds like the perfect weekend relaxer! :lol:

Shad - are you saying you got all the way to Miss Marples and then could not go in because there was no parking? How sad :( That place with the lavender fields sounds like a place worth visiting again.

Mel - I love the snow crocus! How are the peepers doing?

Laura - sounds like BF has not gotten the message that you like your weekend to yourself to recharge the batteries while he is more of a social creature ;) How did you like Avatar?

I keep falling asleep sitting on the couch and DH reminded me that I will be up all night if I do that with no chance of dozing during the day tomorrow with all the roof noise so I am sitting at the desk here with my foot on a pillow on a stool precariously balancing an ice pack. Mom will be calling in about 10 minutes to check up on me so I'll sign off for now.

:wave: hello to Patty!

Shad
02-23-2010, 05:50 AM
The Lavender fields, like the tulips, rhodendron gardens and daffodils has to be seen in season. Last time I went there it was just beginning to to flower. There was a purple haze over the plants and the fragrance was wonderful. However the flowering season is well over now.
Yep, the whole town of Sassafras was buzzing. Couldn't find a carpark for love nor money. However I will go back again one day and try once more.

Happy hope the foot comes right very soon. It's no fun not to be able to wander around and do things.

It's rather cool here tonight. Had to go put an extra shirt on. Definitely is cooling down.

Mel - the burnt bits are slowly recovering and there is green growing back. Within a couple of years there will be nothing left to remind us as long as it doesn't do it again. Happy shredding.

:yikes: Annie. All those tests, all that money. Hope you don't have to have further after this. Glad that the son got to ring home again. How nice that you were with your Mum at the time.

Michelle. Hope you managed to get all the web work done and dusted over the weekend. Bummer about the code not coding or whatever the problem was.

Ceejay. No doubt the boss will release the information when he is absolutely positive it will benefit him. Hope you manage to get something other than more work out of it!

Not much happening in this neck of the woods. I've been back into the carbon brushes again. Nearly finished. I'm at the labelling stage now and marking the excess material records for deletion. It's all fun so they tell me.
Time to run. Well time for bed actually. I'd really like a good nights sleep. Don't seem to have had one for ages. See ya

MELODY525
02-23-2010, 09:12 AM
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE. HOPE YOU HVE A GREAT DAY. THIS IS SHORT. I TOOK DULCOLAX AND IT SHOULD BE WORKING VERY SOON!! :rofl: BTW...ANNIE, I HAD TO ANSWER THE DOOR OVER THE WEEKEND...OR THE SENIORS WOULDN'T HAVE FIT IN THERE FOR THE PARTY. SOMEONE HAD LEFT THE OTHER ROOM ALL LOCKED UP AND DIDN'T EMPTY IT OUT FOR THE "WINTER FEST" PARTY :faint: OK...GOTTA RUN NOW
HAPPY TUESDAY :moped:

SHAD...."It's all fun so they tell me."....THEY KEEP TELLING ME THAT HERE! :rofl: :rofl: HOPE YOU ARE GETTING THE GOOD NIGHTSD SLEEP/ SWEET DREAMS.....ARE THEY OF CARBON BRUSHES???? BETTER YET THEY SHOULD BE TULIPS AND LAVENDER :flow1:

HAPPY... :hug: HUGS FOR THE FOOT AND HOPE THE ICE HELPED. HOW DID IT ALL GO YESTERDAY?? AND HOW IS MOM?? WHEN DOES SHE COME BACK AGAIN?? SEEMS LIKE DH BETTER CONCENTRATE ON THE POOL AND FINDING MY UMBRELLAS! :beach: I DREAMT OF SUMMER!!! SUPPOSED TO BE FORTY....RAINING.....BUT 40 DEGREES! :dance:

CEEJAY~ WHATEVER IS GOING ON AT WORK, I HOPE SOMETHING GOOD COMES OUT OF IT ALL FOR YOU :hug: AT LEAST THE JOB IS SAFE. EVERY TIME I TURN AROUND, SOMEONE IS GETTING LAID OFF. HOWS THE WEATHER? I THINK SOME OF YOUR WARMER AIR IS ARRIVING HERE VIA HAPPY'S PLACE :sunny:


ANNIE...GLAD YOU GOT THE CALL FROM THE DS. MOM IS TOO FUNNY BUT SAD ALSO. HANG IN THERE. HOPE MIKE LIKES THE FRIEND IDEA! I AM AS BAD AS MICHELLE WITH CRS....SORRY I FORGOT ABOUT THE TESTING FOR THE "P"...TOO LONG TO SPELL....PRAYINGFOR GOOD RESULTS. :hug:


MICHELLE...HOPE YOU FIND AN ANSWER WITH THE DR. IT MAY END UP WITH YOU CHANGING THE EXERCISES. PLEASE TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF :hug:




WHERE IS LAURA?????? :?:

diyana
02-23-2010, 09:26 AM
A very good Tuesday to all!!

Dang, do I LOVE ME endorphins??!! Way better than chocolate (or any sugar for that matter)...the satisfying high lasts so much longer!! I have a wonderful spring in my step today, even jogged up a flight of stairs (twice). Sorry, Happy, if that makes your feet hurt just thinking about it. Last night, I did 1/2 hour strength training class, which was sandwiched (pardon the pun) in between two 1/2 hour Zumba classes! 90 minutes of working out made me sweaty, exhausted and feeling great!! :woohoo: Tonight, I'll just be doing 1/2 hour of Zumba and 15 minutes (at least) of some other cardio. And several of the ladies are trying to convince me to do a 1 hour advanced Zumba class on Wednesday night, !! :yikes: My back seems to be handling last night's workout fairly well, so maybe I don't need to go back to the doc.

DH and I are trying to work out expenses for the spring/summer. We need to get the house painted - that's a must, and we may decide to get cataract surgery for our doggie Doppler. He's been blind in one eye since he was 2 years old (he's 9 now) due to a detached retina from an accident at a doggie day care, and now he's got a cataract in his "good" eye. Cataract surgery isn't cheap, but he's really having trouble getting around especially in bright light/glarey conditions when his pupil is contracted and is smaller than (and behind) the cataract. I know to many of you, that kind of vet expense probably seems frivolous...but seriously, our doggies are our kids. Anyway, I'm just gonna have to get/stay busy with website work, and DH will have to take on some side work as well.

Happy - I'm glad the surgery went okay...now, PLEASE stay off your feet! At least for the first few days, you should only get up to eat, get something to drink or go potty. That's it!! You need to stay off your feet AND keep them elevated to keep the swelling and pain down. Also, for the first couple days, take the Percocets as directed - every 4 hours, every 6 hours - whatever the doc said. Don't hold off until you can't take the pain anymore, even though you don't like how they make you feel. You'll feel better in the long run if you rest, stay off your feet, keep them elevated and iced and stay ahead of the pain. I hope the nausea has subsided. It could be from the anesthesia or being in lots of pain can make me feel nauseous too. Okay, I'll get off my :soapbox: now. Hope you feel better very soon, girlfriend! :hug: As for my biggest sugar challenges...typically, it's Gatorade (sometimes after working out), or I enjoy a Fiber One bar before workouts if I don't have time for a light meal. Last night, for example, I knew I wasn't gonna be having dinner until I got home from the gym at 7:30, so I had a Fiber One bar before going to the gym. And sometimes, I like 1 chocolate covered graham cracker/cookie after dinner as dessert. I don't eat A LOT of sugar, but I'm just not sure I can abstain 100%. We don't have red grapes yet, which is unfortunate as I love them. We have oranges, apples and green grapes (but the green grapes aren't all that great yet). Too funny about leaving the grapes out in the snow to freeze them! :lol: Hope you had a nice chat with mom! Don't stay on the 'puter too long, unless you can elevate your foot preferably above your heart.

Ceejay - Lots of mysteries at your work. I hate that type of stuff. It sucks that you aren't in line for a promotion. But as long as they keep paying you to do your work...that's ultimately all that's important. I do hope that something in all the changes works out well for you!

Shad - I got the weekend's web work done, but will have more this weekend...which is very good. Since you're just labeling the carbon brushes, is that a cleaner job? Sorry to hear that your weather is cooling down, but on the positive note, that means ours will eventually be warming up. Baseball spring training started yesterday...which always makes me feel warmer. Hope you have a good night's sleep tonight.

Mel - 40 degrees? You're nearly getting springtime weather!!

A big :wave: to Annie, Laura and Patty!!

happy2bme
02-23-2010, 09:47 AM
It's all fun or so they tell me...

I think I have found my new mantra. Thanks Shad :lol: Easier to remember than the one about miracles I can do, impossible takes a bit longer :D

Ok, so WHY didn't anyone tell me that bunion surgery is so bloody difficult?????? I thought a bunion was a fatty piece of soft tissue. I was doing some reading last night (because the doctor forgot to TELL me just what this would be all about) and now I understand why he casually said he'd have to break the bone. I suppose I can be glad it was the little toe instead of the big one which is a much more difficult recovery. I can barely hobble today. Much pain. DH dug my crutches out of the attic (never know when you can reuse orthopedic equipment with the two of us :lol: ) and it's a good thing because I can barely move. (Probably I big sign that I shouldn't be then, you think? ) I cannot sit in the recliner for 24 hours straight no matter how tempting that sounds so I have jury rigged something at my desk that allows short blips of computer time while still elevating and icing the foot. 4 weeks minimum with this boot - what I will miss most is the inability to not take a proper shower. Don't worry - I won't get stinky - it's just easier when you can keep both feet in the shower.

Today will be a very noisy day - the roofing guys are here already - good thing we got up early but that makes 2 days in a row getting up at 5am. Don't know how you early birds do it :lol:

Did Laura get sequestered in her training class? Perhaps she thought she was going for training and it's really jury duty and she's been locked in a room. Perhaps it's Mel's locked party room? Come out, come out where ever you are!

Mel - why is it that after all these years no one can seem to do anything in your building right outside of you? They need to promote you to president. Then you can just sit at your desk and use the red telephone to call and deligate everyone :lol: Mom is doing ok, thanks for asking. I asked her if she wanted to come to the beach house with us in May. She said she's not up to travelling right now. Actually I think she is becoming more sensitive to foods that she will not give up - or more like her will not accept that they are giving her problems - and much of her discomfort mimicks heart issues. I do feel badly for her because of the diverticulitis she has had to give up many foods and at her age, giving up anything more is just met with the resistance of a two year old with tantrums :^: My sister has taken her into the hospital several times with chest pains and it always turns out to be food related. Still I suppose when you are home alone and you heart races or you get uncomfortable twinges, it's scary. Another reason I wish she'd move in with us permanently but what can you do? :dunno: As for the pool, you have a couple more months to work on your bikini body :lol: I'll make sure DH has it ready for you but bank more on Memorial Day than Easter!

Sassafras! What a cool name for a town Shad - no wonder everyone wanted to go there. I hope you will get back there again as you know we do travel vicariously through you :rofl: Did you get to bed early and have a nice sleep yesterday?

I guess I have used up my allotted sitting time here - time to go put the leg up for a while. Will be back later to catch up with the rest of you.

Michelle - holy cow - saw your post on Facebook - you really love those endorphins, don't you?????? That's alotta exercise yesterday. Be careful with that back of yours!

happy2bme
02-23-2010, 09:52 AM
Posted and saw Michelle's note. As someone who once paid $150 to get a hysterectomy for her pet bunny, I can totally understand you wanted to get Doppler's eye fixed. You're right - they are our kids and at least they don't sass back!

Thank you for the finger wag on resting up :hug: - I needed that! Now I'm off before she cracks the whip on me!!!! :drill:

annie175
02-23-2010, 10:19 AM
Tuesday, Tuesday, do dah, do do dah dah dah.....

Let's see, went to sit with momma in the dining room while she ate as she called me yesterday (dad dialed, she talked) and said she just wanted to hear my voice (that makes me melt inside),. My bro Mike and I both went for the second day of dining room experience with momma. She is really getting bold and bossy. Whew! Made the nurse help her into the wheel chair to go eat instead of using the hoist. Poor nurse, she was sweating afterword. Mom is not lite weight either. I mean, down from 282 to 207 but needs to be about 150.

Went home, was asleep in bed by 8:15, woke up at 3:00 am, couldn't sleep, so watched the Olympics till time to get ready for work #1. We took Silver in couples skate dancing. I love, love, love to watch that. Silver skated to Phantom of the Opera, one of my very favs so I enjoy that immensely. Canadians took Gold.

Happy...so sorry the surgery/bunion thing is a PIA or should I say PIF, pain in the foot. Percocet and margaritas, you will be rockin' in no time. lol. I have to pay insurance premimiums, however deducted from check before I even get to miss the money, right? hmmm, new roof = big bucks, I foresee that in my future also...

Ceejay...my insurance deductible is every year, and goes up like 200 bucks every year. Last year it was 2500, this year it is 2700. I have 1100 to go before they start paying on anything. Bright side,,,I have insurance and my health, kinda.

Chelle...mmmmmmm, happy, good feeling endorphins..great! SHould keep you motivated and OP....

Shad..once I reach the 2700 dollars, everything is then paid in full. It is h*ll getting to 2700 and usually takes all year long.

Mellie...ducolox, happy sh*tting....lol. I have found the carmel Fiber 1 bars quite tasty and are keeping me VERY regular. Might try those.

Laura...hope your day is going well.

Big shots will be here at 10:00 am so I'd best get in gear. Got the financials and presentation done yesterday, so just coasting till they all get here. Meeting is from 10-5;00 pm. Yikes

Hello to all

Love and Hugs

diyana
02-23-2010, 10:32 AM
Happy - I had surgery on my little toe years ago, in which they had to break it and reset it, because the way it turned caused constant rubbing and pain against my shoes. Like you, I had the boot for weeks and had to contortion myself to shower. REST, ICE, and ELEVATE, girlfriend!! Not too much hobbling on crutches. If it hurts to hobble or be up and around, then DON'T DO THAT! :rollpin: Today and tomorrow will likely be the worst pain days. :hug: How many days will the roofing guys be there? I hear ya' about moms that aren't willing to give up foods that cause them problems. My DMIL is the same way. We still don't know if she's moving in with us. We hope so, but it's up to her. She'll be here in April, and who knows what will happen by August or September. I'm just going with the flow. Whatever happens is okay with me. :)

Annie - So nice that you and your brother went to visit your mom! It really seems like as people age, they do get bolder and bossier!! I'm sure DH would cringe if he heard that's what he has to look forward to with me! :rofl: As for staying regular, I like the Fiber One bars too...Oats and Chocolate or Oats and Peanut Butter are my faves. I hope the meeting goes well!

Laura - Hope you're having a great day!!

Love and hugs,

ceejay52
02-23-2010, 10:58 AM
Another piece of the puzzle was solved this morning. The guy that left has a new job in Paragould for a mere 68,000 dollars per year. He went to management there. He has children in school so I'm assuming that when school is out they will move there.

Happy
Stay off your feet for awhile. My bunion was on the big toe plus a hammer toe was involved. I didn't rmember the pain because my uncle kept pushing the pain pills. I was to stay off my feet for 2 weeks. After that I could get used to walking with out my walker.

I'm at work so I'd best get to pretending I'm busy.

Laura705
02-23-2010, 06:34 PM
Hello everyone! Been playing catch-up today after my 3-day weekend (and the 2-day training last week). Bf and I saw Avatar Sunday night and we both really enjoyed it. Sci-fi and fantasy are not usually my cup of tea, but this was really good. I can see why it has so many nominations for awards… but I don't necessarily believe it's worthy of Best Picture…

My day off yesterday was nice, except I hit a few stores and bought nothing. I'm just not a good shopper. I guess that's because I was looking for something I need (some new tops for work) instead of just coming upon something I like. Exercise was a dog walk late in the afternoon and two BE workouts in the evening. I'm sore today.

Weight today was down a pound from when I weighed last. Surprising, since TOM is here this week and there's always bloating and other digestive issues that plague me. We'll see how Thursday's weigh-in looks - I'm sort of worried about what I'll do on Wed. afternoon when I finish my 2-week challenge!

Tonight we're seeing Edge of Darkness w/ Mel Gibson. On to personals…

Ceejay – Quite a grapevine you've got there if you even know the salary for the job that guy's taking in Paragould! Speaking of Paragould – how is your uncle's recovery from the surgery going?

Michelle – All that talk of endorphins – you're really making me miss my Jazzercise workouts! They really got my heart pumping and the sweat flowing – and I felt great afterwards. I have to get myself to some classes at the gym to see if there's something that'll get me to the same place! I hope your back stops giving you problems. Poor Doppler – I totally understand spending money for that surgery! I agree with you about the sugar – I couldn't abstain 100% on a permanent basis. But I do need to try to limit my intake.

Annie –Glad you had a nice meal w/ your mom, and that DS got to talk to you and other family members too. Have you brought her those goodies yet, or is that tonight? I watched all but the last 2 pairs for the Olympic ice dancing last night – just couldn't stay awake til the end. But I saw the US & Canadian pairs skate and I liked their routines, especially the Phantom music! I considered moving to a high deductible medical plan for this year but it was too scary for me, so I stayed on the PPO with the higher monthly premiums. Maybe next year. It's actually building up enough savings to cover that high deductible so that it's there when you need it that's so darn daunting! I hope the parathyroid thing is not as serious as it sounds, though benign is better than malignant, right?

Happy – I'm here! I hope you're finding a way to be comfortable while your foot heals and that the nausea has passed by now! Your bunion surgery is making me realize I have to get out shoe shopping again. This bunion on my right foot is only going to get worse if I don't wear shoes that fit properly. I hope the new roof goes on smoothly and not too noisily! Our roof is 17 years old. I hope it has some more good years in it because I don't want to think about that expense yet!

Mel – Hope you had a good quiet day!!

Shad – Those flower fields sound heavenly! Too bad the timing isn't right for seeing them in full bloom. I hope you finish with those carbon brushes soon and move on to more "fun".

Cheers!

MELODY525
02-24-2010, 09:10 AM
QUICKIE POST. OFF TO WORK. ALREADY HVE A LOAD OF WAS GOING. MAYBE I'LL BE DONE EARLY AND COME BACK. DEPENDS ON THE EYES. HAVE A GREAT DAT.
HAPPY 3EDNESDAY :moped:

ceejay52
02-24-2010, 10:36 AM
A quick post for me also as I am at work. The boss called to tell me to be at City Hall in the morning at 8.50 a.m. I asked what for then it dawned on me, drug test. He said yes. I hate those things, not that I have any thing to hide. I can kill three birds with one stone tomorrow, pay light bill, talk to HR about retirement plan adn drug test.

annie175
02-24-2010, 11:48 AM
HUMP/TRASH/CVS/BLOODWORK DAY!

I am already exhausted thinking about it. Yikes. Altho didn't have to get up til 6:30 this morning due to getting blood tests at 8:00. That was kind of nice. Turned in the P and then they took 7 viles of blood. I feel like a pin cushion. Go for a bone scan this Friday for a density test. I am pretty dense sometimes so I shall get a great score...LOL

Friday is Hella Bella's 10th birthday. I have already bought her 3 types of treats and a new bottle of her vitamins which she thinks are candy. I spent about 20 bucks on her. That is quite enough for a dog, don't cha think? Hella asked for a chocolate cake with white icing and puppy paw on it. lol She shall get it which is scary in itself.

Laura...I used to like Mel Gibson a lot, but here lately he is NOT my favorite. But do let me know how Edge of Darkness rates. I have heard good things about Avatar. It is not my cup of tea either, however may go see it anyway. Oh yes, the goodies were delivered the next night to my momma. I didn't want to get the rath of my momma, and mostly do not ever want to dissappoint her.

MELLIE...am missin your posting, hope all is well and you get back with us on a regular basis. Huds sista.

Ceejay...when are you thinking about retiring. I am all about killing all the birds I can with one stone. My daughter thinks I am nuts when I wrap everything up into a one stoned action.

Chelle...meeting went well and dang glad it is behind me. The fiber one bars are keeping me really regular, wish I would of came upon them months ago. Happy exercising....

Happy...how's the feet today? Just praying for comfort for you. Lots of good drugs.

Shaddie....Beating up anyone today? I remember my mom grabbing my shoulders and shaking me back and forth. Today it is called shaken baby syndrome. Maybe you need to apply some of that to the bo*bs.

Snow flurries today. Enough to cause much havoc for rush hour this morning. It was crazy. People are nuts. JUST PAY ATTENTION AND SLOW DOWN for craps sake. Frustrating.

Have a great Wednedsay....Chelle, hope you are getting close on the challenge. Good luck tomorrow....

Much love and many hugs,

diyana
02-24-2010, 11:53 AM
Happy Wednesday my friends!

TG the week is half over. I have a prelim weigh in today, with my company sponsored weight management group. I don't know how I'll do, as I don't think I can trust my home scale. I've been doing well with my eating and fairly well with exercising too. I had a great Zumba class last night. Plus I did some brisk walking at work. For the past day or so, I've been noticing a bit of knee pain...tendonitis, I think. And there were a couple moves in Zumba where my knee clearly told me "NO!". So I backed off a bit, and I iced it after Zumba. It's doing a little better, still a bit twingey though. I'll try and do some Wii Fit tonight, but if it hurts a lot, I'll rest it. Tomorrow night is 1/2 hour of strength training and 1/2 hour of Zumba. A painting company is coming after work today to give a ballpark estimate for painting the exterior of the house.

Ceejay - Laura is right...that is quite a grapevine where you hear what salary the person who left will be getting. Hope you have a great day today.

Mel - Don't work too hard, young lady! Take care of those eyes.

Laura - Congrats on the weight loss, despite TOM! :woohoo: Glad you liked Avatar! I find it so frustrating when I go shopping and can't find ANYTHING. Great job on the exercise! YGG!! I really enjoy the endorphins I get from Zumba! Didn't get quite the "high" from last night's workout, which I think was because I was worried about knee pain instead of just cutting loose! We got a price estimate from three of the most highly recommended canine ophthalmologists in the state, and we're looking at around $2,500 for Doppler's surgery. Once spring comes, we'll take him for an exam and see what the vet says, even though we may not be able to afford the surgery this year (unless DH and I can both get lots of side jobs). Like Annie, I used to like Mel Gibson a lot back in the day. Not so much the past few years though.

Happy - I hope your foot pain has subsided. Don't spend too much time on the 'puter, girlfriend.

Shad - Hope you're able to move on to some other "fun" at work.

Annie - 7 vials of blood?! Sheesh! That's a lot. Give Hella Bella a big b'day hug for me. One "stoned" action, huh? Sounds interesting! Do tell!! :rofl: As for your challenge....I hope I'm getting close too! I'll find out tomorrow. :crossed:

Patty - Do you still have snow?

Love and hugs to all,

Laura705
02-24-2010, 02:05 PM
Mel - Don't work too hard today!

Ceejay – Well, at least you can take care of other business in addition to the drug test. Ah, retirement.

Annie – Happy Birthday to Hella Bella!! I'm sure she'll enjoy her gifts! I liked "Edge of Darkness". It sounds like a soap opera name to me, but the movie was nothing like that. I enjoyed the story. Mel does like his violence though! He's looking much older to me, but then again I haven't seen him in a movie in quite a while. He's 54, but looks older than that to me. Must be all that hard living! Those Fiber One bars are just too much fiber all at once for me! I'm generally okay w/o extra fiber-y food, except during TOM - guess my body wants to retain everything that week, lol. I was gonna say that 7 vials sounds like a lot, but then again, I donate blood so it's not nearly as much…now 7 needles would be bad!

Michelle – Good luck on the prelim weigh-in. You certainly have been exercising a lot, so you should have a good result! Sorry your knee is giving you trouble. I always think I need to add a daily "What Hurts Today" blurb in my blog because it seems like something always does. Thankfully, a lot of it is passing and it's usually evidence that I'm getting some exercise. BTW, my glute/hamstring is what (still) hurts today – I must have pulled it on Monday.

That cataract surgery is definitely something that requires some saving. We buy insurance for Coal. It's about $300/yr and it's covered about 3 "emergencies” over the past 7 years. I think it's generally been worth it, but I've also heard that just building up a fund for stuff like that is another route to go. But costly things like the cataract surgery – it would take a while to save up for that. I just checked the site for our insurance (VPI) and it appears to cover cataract surgery if the dog is over 6 years old.

Hi Shad, Hi Happy!

Well, today at 4 pm ends my sugar abstinence. Yay! Last night I had a PB&J sandwich for dinner before going to the movies. That's sort of marginally legal. I sort of judge if it is or not by if my motivation for eating something is because I want "something sweet", and PBJ's are like that for me. On the other hand, I don't eat them all that frequently, and they aren't something that I feel I can't control. So it's marginal. Scale was down another pound this morning. I just think the last couple days my snacking has been minimal – and that's not normal for me. For some reason, I skipped my morning snack the past two days and didn't really miss it, so I might just give it up.

Nothing going on tonight, so I'll do my BE workouts.


Cheers!

annie175
02-24-2010, 03:03 PM
Laura....maybe another sugar challenge for a couple of weeks. You are doing so well with it. Come on sista, we are all in this for the long haul...

diyana
02-24-2010, 03:31 PM
Laura - I'm glad I'm not the only one with the "What Hurts Today". I'm gonna have to take care of the knee for a bit. I won't stop exercising, but I'm definitely gonna listen if it yells at me. I didn't know pet insurance was so relatively cheap. I wonder how VPI handles pre-existing conditions. I'll check their website. I donate blood too and while I know that's more than 7 vials...that sure seems like a lot to take for blood tests. :) Congrats on the sugar abstinence!! Are you going to continue it or do another challenge?

Annie - The prelim weigh in was up 0.5 lb., but maybe the WW weigh in tomorrow will be better. :crossed: Are you working tonight, going to see momma, or relaxing?

annie175
02-24-2010, 04:03 PM
Chelle....prelims can suck...lol....hopefully you will have a loss. Aw heck, I know you will. Am working at CVS tonight. I just talked to mom on the phone since I won't get to see her today. She said she had to go cause she was getting ready to get on the bedpan. Well that was TMI. Must we always share? lol.

I just wrote a letter to DS from Hella Bella. Wrote it as if she were talking and am including a picture of her as well. That should get a smile on his face. Said stuff like, I have been guarding the house and barking my tail off at strangers. So far, so good. LOL

Gotta get....later gaters.

diyana
02-24-2010, 04:44 PM
Annie - Sometimes family can give TMI. How sweet that Hella Bella wrote DS a letter.

diyana
02-24-2010, 04:46 PM
Grilled Chicken Breast + Trader Joe's Pineapple Salsa
Grill season is coming, so here’s a quickie recipe that’s flavor-packed and guilt-free. Toss a chicken breast on the BBQ, and then top it with the greatest fruity salsa known to man: Trader Joe's Pineapple Salsa. This Mexican-inspired condiment adds a sweet, tropical twist to almost any meat. FYI, if you don't have a TJ’s near you, you can sub Newman's Own Chunky Pineapple Salsa for it (just 5 more calories per serving). That stuff's almost as good.
One serving of 4 oz. grilled skinless & boneless lean chicken breast and 2 tbsp. salsa has about 150 calories, 1.5g fat, 0g fiber, and a POINTS value of 3

Lean Chicken Breast + The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss Cheese
This quick protein-packed couple was inspired by our Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe after some ham-avoiders felt left out. I nixed the pork, and discovered that this rollup is still extremely delicious without it. Just pound your piece of chicken until it’s uniformly about 1/4 inch thick, spread the cheese wedge over the whole thing, roll the chicken up tightly and secure it with toothpicks. Season with salt and pepper, if you like. Place in a baking dish sprayed with nonstick spray, cover with foil, and bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes. Take off the foil, bake uncovered for another 15 minutes until chicken is cooked through, and you’re done!

Each serving of 5 oz. chicken* and 1 wedge cheese has 191 calories, 3.75g fat, 0g fiber, and a POINTS® value of 4.

Pillsbury Refrigerated Classic Pizza Crust Dough + Fat-Free or Low-Fat Marinara Sauce
Prepackaged pizza dough is a master of versatility, and I love this easy breadstick recipe. Roll out a can and cut the dough into 12 long strips. Fold each strip of dough in half, end to end. Stretch and twist each strip, and lay it gently on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray. (Feel free to sprinkle on some Italian seasonings!) Bake at 375°F for about 12 minutes, until golden brown and crispy, and serve with warm marinara sauce for dunking. FYI, I’m currently in love with Dei Fratelli Homestyle Pasta Sauce, but Classico Tomato & Basil is a great easy-to-find option.

Each serving of 1 long breadstick and 1/4 cup sauce has 110 calories, 2g fat, 1g fiber, and a POINTS value of 2.

Mann's Sunny Shores Broccoli Cole Slaw + Thai Peanut Sauce or Dressing
I'm a huge fan of broccoli slaw, and here's a great way to zazzle it up. Pierce a 12-oz. bag of broccoli slaw to vent (if it isn't Mann's, make sure the bag's microwave-safe, or transfer the veggies to a microwave steamer), toss it in the microwave, and cook for 3 - 4 minutes. Let chill completely. Then add 3 tbsp. sauce and enjoy a delicious little snack. (It kinda kicks a craving for cold sesame noodles!) Feel free to have the entire batch as a super-filling 200-calorie snack or mini meal. FYI, Litehouse makes a great Thai dressing, but any peanut sauce or dressing that's low in fat with about 30 calories per tbsp. will do.

Each 3/4 cup serving (half of the entire batch) has 100 calories, 2.5g fat, 6.5g fiber, and a POINTS value of 1.

Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Beef Frank + Bush's Original Baked Beans
Whip this dish up by bringing a pot or pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Chop your frank into bite-size pieces and cook for 1 - 2 minutes, until the outsides are slightly crispy. Reduce heat to low, add beans, stir and cook just until beans are hot. Hooray for serious comfort food that's seriously fast!

Each serving of 1 frank and 1/2 cup beans has 185 calories, 2.5g fat, 5g fiber, and a POINTS value of 3.

Broccoli Slaw + Amy’s Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque
This may sound like a wacky combo, but these days I am LIVING for this mini meal. Just spray a pan with nonstick spray, and sauté a pile of broc slaw up with a half a can of the soup. The result is a pasta-like swap that will satisfy powerful Italian food cravings in a low-calorie way. Yum.
One serving of 6 oz. broccoli slaw and 1 cup soup has about 170 calories, 3.5g fat, 8g fiber, and a POINTS value of 3.

Shad
02-25-2010, 05:46 AM
Today I went to get on the ladder to put some of the carbon brushes (all nicely packed and labelled) away when the thing shot off across the floor when I put my foot and my weight on it. Carbon brushes everwhere and me on my butt.
The ladder is on wheels for easy movement. When you want to climb it, you stand on the bottom step and it lowers it's feet to the floor. Something went wrong today - the boss (trying not to laugh) tells me I am NOT HEAVY enough for the ladder and I am not to go up there anymore. Oooops.

Taking my bruised butt to bed. One of the blokes wanted to put Arnica on it!!

annie175
02-25-2010, 09:02 AM
Shaddie...Depending if the bloke was good looking or not would dictate the application to heiny...LOL. Rest your tushie up-literally and QUIT climbing things....let the "blokes" do it. Hugs to you, my sista.

annie175
02-25-2010, 09:03 AM
and Shad....I did laugh a little about it, sorry...I needed a great start to my day...thank you.

annie175
02-25-2010, 09:10 AM
Good Thursday morning....madam president (my boss) is out of the office till about 11:00 this morning....and all is quiet, thought I would get posted while the getting is good.....

Not much since yesterday. Work at CVS was not real busy, but steady. The floor man came in and shampooed/waxed so didn't have to vacuum last night, not that it is a big deal and I rather enjoy it. Customers love to heckle me as I am vacuuming, of course being the smart arse that I am, I throw it right back at them. hehe, while smiling!!

Didn't get to bed/asleep till midnight, just got busy doing stuff, messing with Hella, you would think her birthday is tomorrow or something, lol. Work tonight at CVS then off till Saturday there.

Have a great day, I will check in later.

Love and hugs,

MELODY525
02-25-2010, 09:16 AM
I Am Sorry I Never Got Back Here. Running A Slight Fever, Chills And Stomach Ache. Be Back In A Few Days. Feels Terrible To Sit Here. Hope Everyone Is Ok. Stay Warm And Safe While Mother Nature Goes Nuts. And Happy...i Hope The Foot Is Better And Annie's Tests Went Well. Chat Soon.

annie175
02-25-2010, 09:51 AM
Awww Mellie, hope you get to feelin better soon. Hugs my sista.

diyana
02-25-2010, 10:46 AM
Happy Thursday/Friday ladies -

Last night, I planned to do Wii Fit and fix spaghetti with whole wheat pasta for dinner. But by the time I got home, I was exhausted and wasn't feeling like cooking...so DH cooked himself a hamburger on the george foreman and I had a lean cuisine dinner and vegetable soup. Tonight is Zumba and strength training. And yes, I will make sure I don't overdo it and hurt my back or my knee.

I compiled several WW friendly recipes for a friend of mine at work. Some I got off of the WW website, some from 3FC. If you'd like me to email them to you, PM me your email address. So far there are 2 Microsoft Word docs (about 50 recipes total - mostly chicken and beef). Most don't have all the nutritional information, just the points...but if you're counting calories, typically 1 point = 50 calories.

This weekend is gonna be busy, so I'm going to really have to do some efficient time management to get everything done. I've got website work both days. The doggies go to the groomers on Saturday morning and then Saturday afternoon and evening we're getting together with a friend in Chicago for her 50th b'day. No plans for Sunday yet, probably just groceries, laundry, cleaning, cooking and computer work.


Shad - I can just picture you on the ladder. So nice that you're NOT HEAVY enough!!! Definitely an NSV!! Butt...I hope your derriere is feeling better. Arnica is supposed to be good for healing bruises...and if the "bloke" was a hottie, definitely let him apply it.

Happy - How's the foot doing? I hope you're resting a lot with it elevated up high.

Mel - Get better really soon. We miss you!

Laura - Any fun plans for the weekend? Or is BF bringing a group of people over to "surprise" you again! ;)

Ceejay - Did you get all your stuff done at City Hall yesterday?

Annie - Wishing you a quiet morning while the boss lady is out. Not so quiet that you take a nap though to catch up on last night's lost sleep. :lol:

I heading upstairs to get more coffee! Talk to ya' later, chickies!

Love and big hugs,

Laura705
02-25-2010, 01:06 PM
Hi everyone!

Shad - Sorry about the fall. How about that - not heavy enough for the ladder to work properly! Totally ignorant about Arnica, so I didn't get the comment about application of it until Michelle spelled it out. Learn something new every day.

Mel - Sorry you're under the weather! :( Take it easy and feel better soon.

Annie - Enjoy the last of your quiet time this morning.

Michelle - I was tired last night too and no exercise happened. I ended up eating a cheese french bread pizza for dinner and some ice cream for dessert (to celebrate the end of my no sugar stint). I stayed on the sofa and after dinner went through the week's mail and updated my checking account register. Whoopee! Got to bed early and fell asleep w/ my book.

Sounds like a very busy weekend coming up for you! No fun plans this weekend for me, but I keep meaning to announce to bf that there will be no guests in the house this weekend and no making plans for me. I'll probably do my state taxes and get to the gym. I'll PM you w/ my e-m addy for thos recipes. The ones you posted yesterday sound easy & appealing. I enjoy that hot dog/beans thing every once in a while, but I just microwave it all together cuz that's quick & easy.

Hellos to Ceejay and Happy!! :wave:

Today really feels like a Friday to me, so I'm very irritated that it's not. I hate that. And it's a short week for me anyway. Obviously not short enough!

I had a brownie this morning, so I'm not wasting any time getting back to my beloved sugar. But now I do intend to try and limit my sugar. I really don't need to have sweets throughout the day, but a small sweet treat in the evening would be nice to work into my plan. If I had a plan...

Nothing going on tonight, so I'll get my exercise in. I think I'll phone the gym - I'm curious if they replaced that pregnant instructor of the cancelled yoga/pilates class or have put a new class in its place.

Have a great day/evening everyone!

happy2bme
02-25-2010, 02:47 PM
Hello everyone,

Yesterday I did a nice long post with all kinds of personals. My computer is acting wonky, sometimes the Antivirus just goes off on a tangent and locks the whole system up. That's exactly what happened. And I have tried 3 different antivirus products - they are all the same. So I lost everything. And I was hurting pretty badly so I decided to take a pain pill. All I had in my stomach was coffee and within 10 minutes I was flying high as a kite. Could not have felt worse if I had chugged a quart of Jack Daniels whiskey. Also got very, very nauseated. I made a quick WW breakfast quesidilla and some OJ and then sat in a chair and passed out for a few hours. I did take Michelle's advise and spent most of yesterday in the recliner.

I am whiny, bored and so tired of this already. I had no idea I would be this incapacitated or in this much pain - wait till I see that doctor :rollpin: WHY can't they explain these things to you ahead of time???? As DH says, just have to deal with it.

Laura - was that by any chance a Stouffer's French Bread Pizza? :T Yum, we can't get those here. Hope you can get a nice replacement class at the gym. It's a bummer when you lose a favorite class.

Michelle - I'll take a copy of the recipes if you're handing them out. How nice of you to compile a bunch for your friend. Sounds like you almost don't have a weekend at all to yourself. Busy lady!!! Guess that's better than a couch potato :lol: And yes m'am, thanks for the thunk - I am resting my leg like a good girl :lol: Thanks for the HG recipes. Not sure about the broccoli slaw tho. I tried that once, like guacamole -you have to get used to it. ;)

Mel - sending you some good wishes and virtual chicken soup over the net. Rest up and get better. We'll keep the fire warm for you! :hug:

Annie - that's just adorable about Hella writing a letter to DS - I'm sure he will treasure it. Sometimes adverse circumstances make us get more creative in cheering someone up. Such a neat idea! Hope you got all caught up with work.

Shad - I know the ladder you speak of - what a hoot that you are too light to use it and have been banned :rofl: Wow - sure makes you feel good eh? Does this mean chaos for the carbon brushes tho? :lol3:

Glad to hear that Mel is making better movies again. I used to be crazy about him. Saw him in person once as I stalked his trailer when he was shooting a film in Chicago. He is a short little :censored: Not so keen on him now as I feel about any older guy dumping his wife and running off with a teenager. :no: He's getting older, we are all getting older. That's hard for me to take too. Grace Slick is 70 years old. Can yah believe it?