Support Groups - The Worldlies March On Over to Mel's for Margaritas...




happy2bme
02-28-2010, 10:28 PM
Ola chickas! :cheers: Don't know about you but I need a break from focusing on all the hard stuff. Maybe if I just relax a little, things will fall into place.

Let's make this a month where we focus on the positive, the things that make us :D and just feel good about ourselves :hug:

And if we need help, there's Margarita's at Mel's. :beach: Not exactly tropical warm on the boardwalk this time of year but we'll make do.

Welcome to another month, another opportunity and another month of friendship amongst the worldlies. A round of love for all :grouphug:

You may now resume posting. :comp: :write:


happy2bme
02-28-2010, 10:41 PM
And a short post just to bump the new month up to the top.

I was on my feet too much today. Sufferin' succotash! I can't believe I've been off for a week and hardly nothing got done. But like DH said, it was a free pass. I am hoping to do minimal doctors this month. Tired of seeing people in white :lol:

I am excited about a new month though. February is not my favorite. I can never seem to get warm. I think I saw temperatures in the 60's for later on in the week. If I could, I'd dance - till then this guy will have to do it for me :dance:

Shad
03-01-2010, 04:41 AM
Margheritas huh? Well I will have a lemon frosted thanks.

Maybe I will follow Happy's example and drink the month away.

Tomorrow will see the end of the carbon brushes. All neatly catalogued. Extraneous materials deleted, stocks correct, and the rack and storage codes absolutely right. Hard work but it's been worth it. What next??? I think I better get some paperwork finished - I'm a bit behind with that.

Happy - sorry that the feet are not fixing quickly. Still it will all be worth it in the end. Had to laugh at the kids on the lawn. I can imagine the look on DH's face with his beloved lawns and shrubs.
A 73 year old is a young un. Christchurch in NZ has Auntie Ruth. She's a bit of a character. Until she was 86, she was mending roofs. After that she got too old, so she hired an apprentice (57) and now he gets on the roof. She is now 92 and has given up the roof for laying concrete driveways. Wonder what she will do when she gets too old for that?

Mel - good to see you back. Think I saw a couple of posts from you today. Do NOT OVERDO IT! Get it, got it, GOOD!!!

Time to go feed the frenzied face. Later gator


MELODY525
03-01-2010, 07:55 AM
http://shop.sherwoodsforest.com/images/products/cocktails/cocktailmargaritabanana193.jpg WITH DRINK IN HAND....I SALUTE MARCH AND MISS HAPPY FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN!! :cheers: THANKS HAPPY!!
SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT YOUR FOOT IS TAKING IT'S SWEET TIME HEALING. AND YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE RESTING NOT WORRYING ABOUT GETTING THINGS DONE!! DID YOU GO TO WORK?? WHATEVER YOU DO TODAY....DO NOT LIFT THAT FOOT TO KICK SOMEONE IN THE BUTT!! :rofl:

SHAD~ GLAD YOU ARE ALMOST DONE WITH THE BRUSHES AND THERE WILL BE NO MORE BRUISES ON THE BUTT. I MIGHT EVEN HAVE LENT YOU MY CHRISSY TO PUT THE ARNICA ON. :belly: GOD I LOVE THAT MAN!! WHEN YOU WROTE ARNICA...IT IMMEDIATELY REMINDED ME OF A JOHN WAYNE'S MC CLINTIOCK WESTERN. PATRICK WAYNE HAD BEEN IN A FIGHT AND THEY TALKED OF PUTTING TINCTURE OF ARNICA ON THE BLACK EYE!! :rofl: FUNNY HOW THE MIND WORKS...OR WHAT'S LEFT OF MINE!! GOT THE NOTE. HAVE A GREAT WEEK LIL SIS.

:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS. NOT MUCH NEW HERE. WEEKEND HAD A VERY QUIET ENDING AND THAT WAS FINE WITH ME. HAVE LOTS OF STUFF TO PASS ON SO I AM OUTTA HERE. LOVE TO ALL AND HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY :moped:

MELODY525
03-01-2010, 07:56 AM
WOW!!!!!!!! THAT'S A MIGHTY BIG DRINK!! T5HE PICV ON THE PAGE WAS TINY!! :rofl: :rofl: WE COULD SWIM IN THIS ONE!!:swim:

happy2bme
03-01-2010, 08:19 AM
some days you have to quench a big thirst with a big drink :lol3:

MELODY525
03-01-2010, 08:32 AM
YOUR SPRING FLOWERS GO GO VERY WELL WITH THIS TALL DRINK!!! I JUST PRINTED THIS OUT TO HANG ON MY FRIDGE.....IT WILL HELP ME THINK "WARMER" THOUGHTS!!!!!! :brr:

http://www.givethegiftofart.com/catalog/images/spring_flowers_main.jpg

bargoo
03-01-2010, 08:38 AM
Margaritas.....too many calories for me. I'll have to pass.

diyana
03-01-2010, 09:16 AM
Happy Monday everyone -

I had such a busy weekend! But it wasn't all work...and I found a little bit of resting time last night. I went to the gym Friday after work. Saturday morning, I took the dogs to the groomers and while they were getting their haircuts, I went to the library and used the WiFi to get some website work done. Then as soon as the dogs were done and I got them home, we left for Chicago. We had a wonderful dinner out with our friend - I had Chicken Parm instead of deep dish...plus a fabulous bowl of spinach and lentil soup! Mmmmmm!! After dinner we went with a friend to a Trivia contest! There were lots of questions, and they were really, really tough...but our team managed to finish 4th out of 15th...so not too bad. We got home from Chicago around 1 am. Got a few hours of sleep and woke up to put a pot roast in the crockpot. Then I went grocery shopping, did laundry and LOTS of website work. Finally got done about 5 pm. We watched the Olympic Hockey game (which we DVRed) and then I fell fast asleep. :faint:

I'm looking forward to getting back to the gym tonight for Zumba and strength training. :) I kinda overindulged on Saturday, so I'll have to work it off this week.

One quick question for my wonderful worldly friends. Yesterday and today, I've been experiencing a bit of light headedness/dizziness. I thought it might be blood sugar related...but I did a blood sugar test and it was okay. I've also recently had a few mild hot flashes, and I was wondering if the light headedness/dizziness could be a sign of perimenopause, or if I should make an appt with a doc.

Laura - Hope you had a nice, relaxing weekend, and that the BF kept the company away. :)

Ceejay - Sounds like you have very nice retirement plans. My dream retirement would be to sell the house, buy a large RV and travel around the states...being in the northern states during the summer and the southern states during the winter. Now, I have to convince DH that that's his dream retirement too. ;) I would love to travel abroad too. Retirement is a long way off for me though...not cuz I'm young...just cuz we're broke! :lol:

Happy - I just LOVE your signature line!! :lol: A 73 year old roofer?? Yikes!! I hope he assigns the more physical tasks to the younger (65 year old) guys. Glad to hear the roof is done. I hope your foot is feeling better so you can be up and around (just a little mind you!!). Sending you lots of :goodvibes: for your doc appt today. Let us know how it goes, okay? All the walking in your dream was probably your feet tellin' you something - like don't walk unless absolutely necessary, chica! You are NOT supposed to get stuff done while you were off. Your job last week was to REST and GET BETTER! :rollpin: Speaking of clutter rat, whenever we visit our friend in Chicago it reminds me just how much unnecessary STUFF/CLUTTER we have. She has a small, but very, very nice one bedroom apartment. That is so clean and well decorated and organized that it doesn't seem as small as it truly is. The whole apartment is probably the size of our living room and kitchen...and it's lovely. I came home to our house stuffed full of clutter and closets full of stuff we haven't used in years...and I realized that I have lots of sorting/organizing to do to weed stuff out. I love the spring flowers avatar!

Annie - Happy belated wedding anniversary to your parents!! Hope you had a great weekend, including quality time with momma. :)

Shad - Similar to Australia, beer features strongly at ALL festivals here. Glad to hear there's a light at the end of the carbon brushes tunnel! Hope the butt bruise is doing better. Try and stay warm, okay?

Mel - OMG, Mel! If you can get a fever from clogged up plumbing...you might wanna pick up some Fiber One bars so your "end" will be all well! :lol: 16"-20" more of snow??!! :yikes: I'm glad it missed us. That margarita you posted isn't too big...it's just the right size!! ;) Bottoms up (with apologies to Shad's bruise). Thanks for the spring flowers photo too! Makes me feel warmer already...or maybe that's just the tequila talking! :rofl:

Bargoo - Virtual margaritas have no calories! Yummy! :T

Patty - Did you have a good weekend?

Well, I'd better get productive. If anyone has any reason why I'm dizzier :dizzy: and more lightheaded than normal, I'd appreciate your input. And I said dizzier, not ditzy-er! :rofl:

Love to all,

MELODY525
03-01-2010, 09:47 AM
SHELLY....COULD IT BE SINUS/EAR RELATED? THE FIRST THING I THOUGHT OF WAS VERTIGO. BUT A DR'S OPINION IS ALWAYS A BETTER SHOT. IN THE MEANTIME YOU COULD TRY A SINUS PILL (one that has a "D" on it) OR SOME MUCINEX...SEE IF IT GOES AWAY. WHEN I HAD MENO, I NEVER FELT LIGHTHEADED UNLESS MY LOW BLOOD SUGAR WAS ACTING UP. SENDING A HUG ANYWAY. :hug:

annie175
03-01-2010, 10:02 AM
Monday is here and it is March with Yummy margaritas at Mels....I will bring Jose'...19 days til spring!!

Yesterday was great at the nursing home. We had 9 people crowded in momma's room. SHe was beaming. 62 anniversary, I am really surprised she has hung on that long to celebrate. I made a pineapple upside down cake and took with to home. Everyone enjoyed it. I did not eat any as it looked too sweet.

Baby Boy Soldier got to call me again last night. He must be being a good boy. He got to talk 6 minutes last night. He said he receives so much mail from me that he had to do push ups for getting so much mail. I asked if I should quit sending so much, he said no way.

Bella bit the H*ll out of my hand yesterday when I TRIED to give her a bath. The entire top of my had is a mess. I am going to the doc this afternoon to get it looked at. I told DD I have had it with her and am putting her down. DD came over and got her. Hoping I will cool down.

I made the best guacamole' on Saturday. I meant to bring it into work but forgot. Will bring it tomorrow. Also made some delish pica. Sent the pica home with DD.

Well I have a blind date on March 13 with a friend of a friend of a friend. All friends are going, I will be meeting them at a restaurant. I think it sounds safe enough. I have seen his picture. He is 49, has DARK hair, no sausage fingers, not all that attractive, but hey, I am willing to give it a try. He has a job too! THat is the firstmost requirement these days.

Happy....Glad the new roof is done, lots quieter there now and the foot is feeling better. Taker er easy, not often we get to do that. What a weird dream, I have weird dreams when I am on pain killers.

Shad...somehow Aussie beer sounds way better than Japanese beer. It's all about alcohol here too.

MEL...Yum the margarita is just perfect and looks delish. Believe it or not I have been drinking Michlob Ultra beer lately.

Chelle...you get to exercising that fanny girl. Over indulging was NOT in the plan for this challenge. 214 is right around the corner. Do not miss the bus, my sista.

Hello's to all, cannot remember what was on the Feb site. Plus I need to get busy, as I am leaving for a doc appt this afternoon.

Love and hugs.

annie175
03-01-2010, 10:04 AM
oh and yes Chelle, it could be perimeno.

diyana
03-01-2010, 10:41 AM
Mel - I'll try and take a sinus pill when I get home. I don't have any here at work.

Annie - Sounds like a really nice get together in your momma's room. Too funny about your DS saying keep the letters coming even if it means pushups. When my ex-hubby was in the army, I sent him letters every day...and he told me back then he got the push up penalty. Sorry to hear about your hand. Is DD gonna keep Bella for awhile then? Hope your blind date on the 13th goes well. As for exercising...no worries...I'll get back to Zumba tonight. As for 214 being right around the corner...Not sure about that anymore. It may be a block or two away. I hope your doc appt goes well today. I've got fasting blood tests this Saturday and a doc appt next week...but if the dizziness doesn't go away, I may see the doc sooner.

annie175
03-01-2010, 11:25 AM
Chelle...my momma used to call me "dizzy dean", cause I am such a goof. Maybe you have some of my dizzy dean syndrome. Try drinking extra water, you may be a but dehydrated which could cause dizziness. Sometimes we don't even know we are dehydrated. Try that. Hugs to you my sista. xoxox

diyana
03-01-2010, 11:39 AM
Thanks, Annie! I thought you were gonna beat me with a :rollpin: for overindulging and being further away from 214 than I'd like. :lol: As for dehydration...it's definitely a possibility, but I've drank about 24 oz of water so far today...and plenty of water/Propel yesterday.

Laura705
03-01-2010, 12:26 PM
Shad – Sorry the festival was a washout - and boo on the overly loud sound! I had a generally relaxing weekend, with no guests or entertaining. It always seems that when all you want to do is sack out in front of the tv, there's nothing good to watch. I did some reading insted. Keep warm!

Mel – "All's well when my end's well." LOL!!! :rofl: You are too funny, woman! I missed you here and I'm glad you're feeling better!!! That margarita pic was about actual size on my screen, so it's just right!

Happy – Bf always says you get what you pay for. I don't always agree, but there are, however, too many contractors out there cutting corners, so it's great that you got one that gave you a very detailed quote that you could hold them to. I hope those goofy kids did a good cleanup job. We had windows/gutters/soffit & fascia work done a couple years ago and I kept finding debris every time I went outside the house. It's a miracle the dog didn't end up w/ something cutting his paw. I happen to think that most guys who start 2nd families are truly fools, but they wanted younger wives… Good luck w/ the gyne – will your injured foot even fit into stirrup, lol? Quite a dream – must be those pain killers! :D

Oh, and thanks for starting our new thread! I'll have a regular 'rita, no salt, thanks. Not usually something I drink, but maybe it's because the woman who makes them at book club never makes 'em strong enough! :lol:

Michelle – Sounds like a nice weekend you had. Maybe Mel's on the right track – you might have an ear infection? I thawed pot roast, but didn't get it going because I had to buy some of the veggies for it. Maybe today if bf gets it going soon enough...

Annie – Happy belated anniversary to your mom & dad. That's a lot of years! Bella must really hate baths. Coal is mostly resigned, once we get him get him hooked in to the tub (we go to a DIY place so we don't have a mess at home). Hope your hand is okay! LOL – too much mail earns extra pushups – guess he'll be in good shape! Pica and guac – yummy!

Hi Ceejay!

As I mentioned to Shad – my weekend was nice and quiet with no guests/entertaining. I did my state taxes on Sat. morning, so that's all done. Also trying to arrange a group of us HS friends to go to a theater show – wish me luck with agreeing on a date. Went on a couple dog walks. Didn't do gym cardio Sunday – did two BE workouts at home instead. Funny story about that is I decided I wanted to do a couple older BE workouts I had on VHS. The tape got stuck in the vcr (sitting unused for years) and I spent a good amount of time digging it out of there (thankfully intact). Then I went to hook up a vcr bf's aunt gave to us last year (when she bought a dvd player), but I discovered the power cord was missing! :doh: So of course I ended up doing the dvd workouts. Yesterday afternoon I ended up buying a "classics" Margaret Richards dvd (she's the Body Electric instructor – love her!) which is a combo of 4 of her workout videos originally released on vhs. A bit pricey, even w/ the 25% off sale – but it's 220 minutes of workouts, so it'll be good. Looking forward to getting it!!

Oh, I went to Kohl's Saturday and bought a couple sweaters, some socks, earrings and a pair of jeans. Used a gift card. I bought the jeans in the "long" size because all of my other jeans ("medium" length) are now too short on me. I don't know why - I never wear heels higher than 1". I'm 5'7", just shy of really needing to buy tall sizes, but a longer inseam is obviously necessary. Right now my new jeans are too long, but we'll see how many washes it takes to shorten them. Hopefully before they start fraying at the bottom! Another option might also be Land's End - I believe they sell women's jeans in different inseam lengths.

Okay, have to stop babbling and get back to work! Have a great day everyone!

MELODY525
03-01-2010, 12:48 PM
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OK...IT'S TIME TO CHILL OUT AND FIGURE OUT WHAT'S WRONG WITH OUR SHELLEY. MAYBE A DRINK OR TWO IS THE CURE WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. FIX ALL THAT AILS THE WORLDLY CHICKS WHILE WE WAIT FOR SPRING!

"Nibblin' on sponge cake,
Watchin' the sun bake
All those tourists covered with oil.
Strummin' my six string, on my front porch swing.
The smell of the shrimp beginning to boil.

Wasted away again in Margaritaville,
Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt.
Some people claim that there's a woman to blame,
But I know it's nobody's fault.

Don't know the reason, been here all season,
Nothin' to show but this brand new tattoo.
But it's a real beauty, a Mexican cutie,
How it got here I haven't a clue.

Wasted away again in Margaritaville,
Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt.
Some people claim that there's a woman to blame,
But I know ****, it could be my fault."

ANNIE...THE "PARTY" AT MOM'S BEDSIDE SOUNDED NICE...62 YRSz!! GO MOM!! I BET SHE WAS THRILLED INSIDE. I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BELLA RIPPING YOUR HAND OFF. MAYBE SHE'S WATCHING TOO MANY ACTION MOVIES. KILLER DOG STRIKES AGAIN!! YIKES!! IT MUST HAVE BEEN VERY PAINFUL AND I AM GLAD YOU'RE GOING TO THE DR. EVEN THEIR TOOTH TARTAR CAN CAUSE A NASTY INFECTION. :hug:

I WENT DOWN TO DO THE WEEKEND REPORTING AND THE SICK MAINT MAN IS STILL THERE! :faint: SO I TOSSED THE PATERS AND LEFT. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT HOME. THERE IS A MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT...IF THERE IS ANYONE SICK ...I AM LEAVING PRONTO. SO FAR I HAVE EVADED THIS DEADLY GERM! :rofl: MUST BE CAUSE I CAN "RUN" FAST :scooter:
HAVE A GREAT AFTERNOON :sunny:

OOPS...ALMOST FORGT WHY I CAME BACK....TOMORROW THERE IS FOOD SHOPPING AND ANOTHER STORM IS PREDICTED FOR TUES/WEDS. I MIGHT GO SHOPPING IN THE MORNING IN CASE THE TRADER JOE THURSDAY TRIP IS CANCELLED. I NEED SOME STUFF....PRODUCE MAINLY AND CAN'T WAIT ANOTHER WHOLE WEEK. ADIOS AMIGAS!

MELODY525
03-01-2010, 12:57 PM
OK....WAITING PATIENTLY FOR LAURA'S POT ROAST :hun: LAST NIGHT I WROTE THAT DOWN ON THE SHOPPING LIST. NOW I CAN JUST TAKE MY DRINKS AND GO TO LAURA'S HOUSE!!! :rofl: HOP YOU GET EVERYONE TO AGREE ON A DATE. MAYBE YOU CAN ALL GO ON THAT HS REUNION SHOW ON THAT TVLD CHANNEL. I CAUGHT A GLIMPSE OF THE LAST ONE. NICE SHOPPING SPREE...ESPECIALLY WITH GIFT CARDS! HOPE THE JEANS SHRINK UP NICE!!

diyana
03-01-2010, 01:25 PM
Laura - So glad you had a nice weekend! How fun to go to a theater show with old friends! Good for you for doing all those BE workouts!! I'm really going to have to check those out. Glad you got some good deals at Kohl's! I hope your jeans shrink up just how you want them. Mine always shrink in the waistband and butt first. Or maybe that's just me gettin' bigger! :lol:

Mel - Don't you worry about me, Miss Mellie. I'll be fine. Just pour me another 'rita. :lol: I mentioned to a co-worker about the lightheadedness, and he said that some people have to pay lots of money for meds to feel like that...I should just relax and enjoy the freebie! :rofl: You stay upstairs and party with us and stay away from all those sickies in the office. Hope you can find everything you need at the grocery store.

I'm leaving at 2 today. I normally leave at 3:30, but I came in 1.5 hours early to check reports that ran for the first time today. There were a couple issues...so it's a good thing I came in early. I got the issues fixed and no one is the wiser! ;)

annie175
03-01-2010, 01:34 PM
Chelle...my hand/arm is too beat up from Hella to beat you. You get a "pass" for this past weekend on the rolling pin. This is the only pass you get. Don't get me angry and havta come there.

Laura...I am with you on the Rita's. No salt on the rocks. SHopping at Kohls, wish I'd known you were going there, that is where I buy my bras and I need some new ones. You could of picked some up for me.

MEL...man you are being hit hard with the snow...Yikes. We didn't get any that they predicted for the weekend. Honestly, I think it was too warm for it to snow. This weekend is supposed to be 50 by Sunday. Stay away from the sickos and have fun at Trader Joe's. THat place is expensive, eating healthly is expensive.

Later Gaters

annie175
03-01-2010, 01:36 PM
MMMMM Rita's and Roast. Good combo. I think I am going to put Chili in the crock to plug in tomorrow.

ceejay52
03-01-2010, 06:02 PM
wow you ladies are a talkative bunch, must be those maragarita's.

I'm at work. I've had a busy day and really glad every one has gone home. Finally some peace and quiet.

Annie
Ouch for the bite that Bella gave you. It was a wise decision to have the doctor take a look at it.

Happy
You sound better. Don't fret over the house work or even going to work as that matters. Think of this as a vacation.

Michelle
It's been awhile since I've been dizzy headed, but mine is usually from inner ear problems. Take it easy.

Shad, Laura, and Mel :wave:

Shad
03-02-2010, 04:51 AM
Where's the day gone? Oh yes 12 hours in the office has a habit of taking away a lot of daylight hours.

Not much to report today. Things just go on and on and on and on.....

Wasted away in Margheriaville Mel. Not good news. Be one helluva headache when it wears off.

Lots of spring flowers in the avatars today. Are you all ready for spring up there?

I'm off to bed. I've had enough of today.

MELODY525
03-02-2010, 07:44 AM
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RISE AND SHINE CHICKLETTES!!


OK...SO I LIED....JEN AND RICHIE DECIDED TO GO SHOPPING LAST NIGHT. NOW ALL I HAVE IS THE MEETING AT 6PM. LOOKS LIKE WARMER WEATHER IS ON OUR HORIZON. 40'S TO ALMOST 50. NOT BAD FOR MARCH. I JUST HOPE TOMORROW'S STORM IS SHORT LIVED. I AM STILL FEELING A BIT "BRUISED" UP INSIDE. TAKING THE PEDALS SLOWLY. DON'T WANT TO START OFF THE BACKSIDE AGAIN :rofl: IF IT AIN'T ONE THING :tantrum:

MICHELLE~ YOUR DAY SOUNDED GREAT. PROBLEMS SOLVED AND HOME EARLY! "ENJOY THE FREEBIE"...THAT WAS TOO FUNNY. :lol3: :lol3: BUT I DO HOPE YOU FIGRE OUT WHAT IT IS. MY STEPMOM USED TO ASK ME "DIZZY? OR DIZZIER THAN USUAL?" SMART ALACK SHE WAS!

ANNIE...HEALTHY EATING IS EXPENSIVE...WHY IS THAT?? IF YOU EAT "RIGHT" YOU DON'T NEED A LOT OF CANS AND FANCY PACKAGING...SO IT SHOULD BE CHEAPER RIGHT? :rofl:

CEEJAY~ :wave: WAVING BACK AT YA CEEJAY. I AGREE...ISN'T SILENCE WONDERFUL WHEN EVERYONE GOES HOME? I REALLY LOVE THOSE FIRST FEW MOMENTS. IT'S ALMOST LIKE UNPLUGGINGTHE WORLD :dance:

SHAD....SENDING A BIG :hug: SOUNDS LIKE THIS IS A GOOD DAY TO SEND YOU AN EXTRA ONE TOO :hug: 12 HRS IS A LONG TIME TO SPEND WITH BRUSHES!!! SLEEP WELL MY FRIEND :cloud9:

MELODY525
03-02-2010, 07:46 AM
:coffee: GOOD MORNING MISS HAPPY.... IS THAT YOU I HEAR TIPTOEING TO THE PC???

annie175
03-02-2010, 07:56 AM
Tuesday and I need tires on my car....bad...sad, at least I have the $$ for it, just cannot find the time to go get them on. Better do so or the $$ will be gone to something else.

Doc put me on a strong antibiotic for bitten hand and told me to get "rid" of the dog. Um, tears, don't know.

MELLIE...joining you this AM for java. Mine is decaf pumpkin spice nonfat latte' from Starbucks. Still using up a gift card. Dreading when it runs out and SB runs out of pumpkin spice. This is a refillable SB giftcard, but who the h*ll is going to refill if for me? How did the meeting go? Any sickies? Did you stay?

Shad...the secret to margaritaville and getting wasted is to never get "unwasted". lol Hence, no headache. Hi ho, hi ho, off to work Shaddie goes. on and on and on.....

Ceejay...I hear ya on the peace and quiet thing at work. That is why I come in 7:15-7:30, no one else arrives till 8-8:30 am. I can get more done in that one hour than the next 7 with everyone here.

Hi's to all. Gotta get off of here as some of the crew has shown up at 7:55, don't they know that is my time.

Love and hugs.

diyana
03-02-2010, 10:01 AM
Happy Tuesday -

I wasn't dizzy or lightheaded by yesterday afternoon. Yay!! And if I don't meet Annie's weight loss challenge it won't be for lack of exercise that's for sure!! Yesterday, I got home early and decided to do a little Wii Fit before going to the gym. I did all the fun and "silly" fitness games - like snowball fight, table tilt, obstacle course, etc. Hard to explain in words. I was careful not to get worn out or sore because I knew I had several classes at the gym. So in addition to the 1/2 hour of Wii Fit, I did 1/2 hour of strength training and 1 hour of Zumba. Tonight is just 1/2 hour of Zumba.

Looking forward to this weekend!! I'm taking Friday off for a me day (though I may switch it to next Friday). And it's supposed to get up to the mid-40s!! :woohoo: Break out the shorts!! This weekend is a fishing expo and a dog show. DH prefers one and I prefer the other...I'm sure we'll come to a good compromise. :)

Annie - Glad the doc got you on antibiotic for your hand. I'd have a hard time giving the little sh*t up, even if she does bite when she's pissed off. I hear ya' about getting wasted in rita ville...keep it flowing! DH said when he and his buddies were in their early 20s, they actually tried staying buzzed for 4 days to see if they could keep the hangovers at bay. He says it didn't work...and they really paid for it.

Mel - Do you have a blender? If not, I'll bring mine. I prefer my ritas blended with a little salt on the rim. You take it easy today and rest your insides.

Ceejay - Glad you had a peaceful afternoon/evening. That's why I enjoy coming into work as early as I do. I usually get at least an hour or two of quiet before the hoards arrive.

Shad - Hope you don't have to pull too many 12 hour days. Those get old pretty quickly.

Happy - How did the doc appts go? Hope you do okay at work. Remember, keep your foot elevated and minimize the walking around.

I'd better get back to it.

Much love and many hugs my friends,

happy2bme
03-02-2010, 10:11 AM
Good morning everybody,

Though I have never been wasted away in Margaritaville, I have floated on many an alcohol cloud :lol: but that was then and a long time ago. Could not go back to those days now. In fact a silly pain pill pretty much takes me down. But there is something to be said for a few rounds of silliness with good friends :cheers:

Went to the docs yesterday. All female parts still attached and semi working. Poor DH had to go with me as I am still quite gimpy. He had to sit in a room full of chattery women, most of which were pregnant for well over an hour. He just buried himself in his book and went to his happy place :rofl: Then I saw the foot doctor in the afternoon. He took the cast off and I got a good look at my foot. It looked yellow (Bentadine wash) and somewhat fragile. I am glad to see the big ganglian cyst is gone - the other night I nudged the blanket to cover my foot and was met with intense pain - thought I popped the tendon again. Doc said he talked to me after surgery but I was pretty out of it - duh yeah ... maybe they should have called DH in so that someone was listening and caring - you think? :chin: :listen: :idea: Anyway he did explain what he did - ok, I typed it out but reading it back I decided to delete it in case someone is squeemish - let's just say he did alot to the foot and it has every right to be whiny and painful :D But it's looking good and I think while it will be slow going for quite a while yet, I am on the mend.

Bummer on the tires Annie - I thought you just put a big repair on your car about 6 months ago. Was thinking tires but I guess I was wrong. At least the money is there. As for Hella, that's a tough call - sounds like she is pretty aggressive and that's not a good thing. And you can get a pretty nasty infection from a pet bite - my aunt was hospitalized for a week for what at first seemed an innocent but deep cat bite or scratch. I know it's your pet and I would have mixed feelings myself but depending on how aggressive she is, you have to consider your safety and those who might be around her. As for bras, everyone is having sales now - online and in the stores - time to stock up! And lastly a very happy belated anniversary and congratulations to your parents - it's really wonderful to see someone still together for that long! :grouphug:

Good morning Miss Mel. Thanks for putting a fresh pot of coffee on. Smells wonderful and tastes just as good! :hug: I hope the advancing storm peters out in Pennsylvania before it hits you. Enough of winter, let's get into spring time! Happy produce shopping - let us know what you picked up.

Shad - twelve hour work days are enough to dull out anyone. That's one thing I think I'd not like about being a consultant. Especially when you are working far from home - nothing else to do but go back to the hotel or flat so it makes for long days on a short assignment. I don't envy you your life! What to do now that you are finished with the carbon brushes? :lol:

Ceejay - I'm with you. I rather enjoy the peace and quiet of the office when no one is around. Like Annie and Michelle, it makes coming in early worth the effort. Meant to ask you if your Rav4 was one of the many models Toyota had a problem with? Our cars are older models so we escaped that fiasco. I am a little disappointed in Toyota though - they way they handled this is out of character for the way I have known them up until now.

Michelle - two hours of exercise yesterday???? I know you like those endorphins but it's that a little rough on your back? I'm sure it's hard to beat the excitement of feeling good after being down for a while but just make sure you don't overdo it! :hug: Not sure what to say about the dizziness other than to agree with the others about unexplained vertigo or sinus issues that affect the inner ear. If it doesn't go away naturally in a few weeks then maybe you should get it checked out although that is one of those symptoms that seem to baffle doctors.

Laura - you made a good point on the jeans. I buy petites (when I can find them) and at first they are fine but as time goes on and the flood waters rise, so it seems do my pants :rofl: And the averages are just too long. And I do not have the cute long thin legs to roll up my jeans (did I mention that cuffs are the downfall of short people :mad: ) It never occured to me to think that they shunk just a little bit each time they got washed. Yay on finding the Margaret Richards DVDs. So worth it I think if you like an instructor's style. I feel the same about Gaiam DVDs with Anna Cabon doing Pilates. Or Susanne Deason with yoga.

Bargoo - I'm sure there's a way to come up with some sort of lower carb frozen margarita. Probably the alchohol is the biggest calorie demon but we can dream, can't we?

Ok, well I am working from home this week. Still not able to comfortably get around on the foot and the doc said it would be best to rest it as much as I can. So it's back to my reports. Have a good day everybody.

diyana
03-02-2010, 11:00 AM
Happy - Such a good DH to take you to the gyne appt! Whenever I've had surgery, the doc has always called DH or whoever was with me in to explain what was done, so that someone remembers. Sorry he had to do so much for your foot...but glad you realize it's going to be SLOW GOING!! Now does that mean, Miss Happy, that you will TAKE IT SLOW and give yourself TIME to heal? And listen to your doc to REST it as much as you can? :rollpin: Thanks for your concern about my back...actually it did pretty well. There was just a little soreness (good soreness) after the workouts, so I put some Ben Gay type rub on it. My back and quad are a little sore today...but nothing bad. I won't overdo it, I promise. I am so, so glad you're working from home this week! I was really worried about you trying to go in to work as I know it's difficult to set up a work environment so that it's conducive to healing (e.g., feet propped up, limited walking, etc.). :hug:

Annie - Bummer about needing new tires...but better to get them sooner rather than risk a flat or blow out, especially since you have the $$.

annie175
03-02-2010, 01:14 PM
Happy...yes indeed, I did have a repair about 6 mos ago. The windshield wiper motor thingy, that Tony paid for. Do I need to pay him back?

Chelle...glad you made it through the work out with minimal back pain. Look out 214 here comes Chelle.

Laura705
03-02-2010, 02:40 PM
Quick hello to everyone. Busy as heck today, and now I've got a software demo that's been scheduled and rescheduled. Sigh. Not going to the movies tonight. I didn't vote and "The Last Station" ended up being chosen. It's an Oscar-nominated movie about Tolstoy. I'm sure it's well done, but I'm just not very interested in seeing it.

Okay, I'll have to catch up later. Have a good day/rest of the day everyone!

ceejay52
03-02-2010, 03:49 PM
The wind is still a bit nippy. brrrr

I'm at work so I'll make this short. More later.

MELODY525
03-03-2010, 07:34 AM
ANOTHER QUICKIE SORRY GIRLS. THE MEETIN G WAS GOOD BUT LONG AND L;ATE STARTING. I HAVE SOME OFFICE STUIFF TO DO AS A RESULT. SAME OLD CRAP:rofl:
I AM TRYING TO GET EVERYTHING DONE TODAY AND ALSO EARLY. GOT A WHOPPER OF A HEADACHE COMING WITH THEIS STORM. MUST BE MAINLY RAIN :rain: JEN IS DOWN FOR THE COUNT ALSO. SHE LOOKS ABSOLUTELY AWFUL!!
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY :moped:

MELODY525
03-03-2010, 07:35 AM
HAPPY...I DID SEE THE E-MAIL NOTICE OF YOUR OPERATION. THAT POST CAME TO MY MAILBOX....I CAN IMAGINE WHAT WAS INVOLVED. I OULD FEEL IT IN MY BONES!!! :yikes: SO BE PATIENT AND GENTLE TO YOURSELF :hug:

diyana
03-03-2010, 08:16 AM
Happy Hump Day ladies -

I sure as heck hope my scale at home is wrong. It says I've gained over a pound this week, and that just CAN'T be right. With all the exercise I'm doing, I KNOW I'm burning more calories than I'm taking in. Oh well, I'm not gonna stress about it. I'm just hoping the WW scale tomorrow is more kind than my scale at home. Sheesh!! I will be a bit p*ssed off if I don't reach Annie's goal for me of 214. I'm working my arse off in terms of exercise, and my eating has been on plan. At least my belly muscles feel a little tighter...I've still got all the rolls, muffin tops and loaves of bread around my waist and stomach...but all the "bread products" are a bit firmer! :rofl:

Last night was an "easy" night...just 1/2 hour of Zumba. Gosh, I have SO much fun doing those dances!! Tonight, a Zumba classmate and I are trying the 1 hour ADVANCED Zumba. It will likely kill us, so if I'm not here tomorrow, that's why. Instead of Death by Chocolate, it'll be Death by Zumba. :lol3:

Laura - I hope today is a bit more sane at work for you. I haven't heard of "The Last Station", but I heard Ebert's pick for Best Picture is "The Hurt Locker". Have you seen that movie?

Ceejay - Stay warm, girlfriend. :brr:

Mel - Hope you and Jen feel better soon! :hug: I sometimes get headaches brought about by change in weather and the onset of storms.

Happy - Are you keeping your foot propped up and iced? Don't make me come down there! :rollpin: :lol:

Annie - Please don't be mad if I don't make 214 by the 11th. I'm trying, girlfriend. I'm really trying!

A big :wave: to all!!

I'll check back in later...right now, I need a cup of coffee. :coffee:

Lots of love and hugs,

annie175
03-03-2010, 08:24 AM
Chelle, Chelle, Chelle....I will not be mad, my friend. I am really happy that you are putting the effort into it. You will still ROCK, my sista. No negative....and your surprise will just move to the next challenge....I am dreaming it up now. Be ready....AND THIS CHALLENGE IS NOT OVER YET. HUGS...

MELLIE....I am thinking just open all the windows in that building and air the dang place out. Too much sickie going on. Have a smooth sailing day, chickie.

Hey Ceejay, Laura, Shaddie, Happy, et al.

Love and hugs

Annie

diyana
03-03-2010, 08:34 AM
Annie - You are right...this challenge is NOT over yet. I'm not throwing in the towel. And who knows maybe my home scale is way wrong - I didn't get a chance to weigh myself on the Wii Fit this morning which is more accurate than my old digital scale. Your suggestion to Mel of opening all the windows sounds divine!! I may just do that this weekend for a couple hours since it's supposed to warm up to the mid 40s!! :)

happy2bme
03-03-2010, 08:59 AM
Good morning chicks,

They are teasing us. Supposed to get to the 60's this weekend but there will be a little suffering before pleasure and it's freezing out there this morning. Just gathering the trash up - brrrrrrrr.

I'm not sleeping well at all. I am a night owl by nature and I'd rather sleep during the day. I do find right now that at some point in the afternoon I have to sit in the recliner and rest my foot up. Of course it's warm and snuggly and sleep inducing :lol: I usually doze for an hour. Then I'm wide awake at 1:30am and don't want to get up at 7. I've got to flip this as I probably will have to go back into the office next week and can't be walking around like zombie land even if I do have the shuffle down pat :D

Michelle - I'm sure you will make your challenge goal. You've been hitting the floor hard and sometimes like the printer at work that knows to die just when you are trying to run the frantic reports, the body will just shut down a sec and not let you through :snooty: I'm sure you will break that goal, hoping for exciting news for you on the scale tomorrow! I'm sure with all the twists and dance moves that each Zumba class mixes it up a bit so it's not like your body thinks it's doing the same stuff. Maybe it's time for a bit of strength work twice a week or so? My crazy buddy at work used to bring a dumbell in and do arm curls while she was working support calls on the phone - get it in any way you can she said :lol:

Mel - here's hoping for just a sprinkle tinkle of rain on your side of the road and no downpours. Hope you feel better - sorry to hear it's hit Jen hard. Good weather and good feelings can't come soon enough :hug:

Annie - no you don't have to pay T back for the car repair. I'm sure in People's Court that definitely would be ruled as a gift :lol:

Laura - The Hurt Locker is getting alot of press right now, looked like an interesting movie. Did you see The Blind Side? Good luck with your demo.

I'm kind of excited. We'll be headed up to Chicago for a long weekend the end of June. DH is very very into the blues (music) and Eric Clapton is having a concert will at least 20 blues musicians. An all day thing to benefit a drug rehab program in Antigua. Awesome list of performers including ZZ Top, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Keb 'Mo and of course Eric himself. I know DH wanted to go but of course the tickets sold out in probably 10 minutes when they went up for sale. Apparently there is a thriving business in which people snarf up the tickets and then go and sell them on the resale market for 2 to 50 times the ticket price. Considering that there are over 4,000 tickets on the aftermarket website, do you think this is the case? :shrug: We were talking last night and I asked him why he wasn't going. I told him how to get tickets and next thing I know we were researching seats and boom we are going. Got some good tickets too. DH is getting the last of a small inheritance from his Dad's house. Most of the money is going to pay for the roof and house repairs but there's just a small bit left for us to have a nice vacation and the cherry on the cake, this concert. We will only be in Chicago 4 days or so, not alot of time to actually get around and see everyone - it's always a bummer to decide how to stretch the vacation days. And after driving 8 hours to get up there, it's always such a L-O-N-G drive to get anywhere up there - particularly with traditional road summer construction everywhere. Geez have I been away long enough :rofl: Anyway, something to look forward to. And DH got us seats not far from the ladies room. Since we will be there about 12 hours, he figured that would help me out - does he know me or what? :D

Anyway - gots to get back to work now. Hellos to Shad and Ceejay and Patty. :wave:

diyana
03-03-2010, 09:32 AM
Happy - Ahhhh, 60s! I can't wait 'till those temps get up here! Probably at least a month or two away...for now, I'll settle for the mid 40s. :) I'm sure your sleep schedule will adjust next week when you're not allowed to take afternoon naps at your desk. The first couple days might be rough...but just do zombie shuffle in the meantime, which btw is a move in my Zumba classes! So you're doing Zumba too, girlfriend!! :rofl: I usually do strength training on Mondays and Thursdays, perhaps I need more than 1/2 hour of strength training on those days. I'm even working on incorporating core stuff (crunches and planks, etc.) into daily workouts. Perhaps more of those? A Clapton concert in June! What a lovely long weekend to look forward to!! I just checked a ticket broker for tickets - my DH would love that concert too. It's a little too pricey for us at this point...so I don't think we'll be able to do that this summer. :( We saw Clapton years ago at Dodger Stadium. It was awesome!! I'm sure you and DH will have a great time!!

annie175
03-03-2010, 10:23 AM
Happy...would you say you are JAZZED about the BLUES....lol

Laura705
03-03-2010, 02:27 PM
Hey everyone. Another quick check in. I haven't gotten anything done so far today because my laptop's cd/dvd drive is not working. They've (help desk) tried all the usual stuff, and still not working in my machine. Rarely use it, but of course when I needed it yesterday, it didn't work. Not too frustrating.

I did two BE workouts last night. I'm looking forward to receiving my new M. Richards dvd.

Okay, time to get moving.

Laura

diyana
03-03-2010, 03:32 PM
Laura - Sorry to hear about your 'puter woes. I hope the Help Desk folks get it fixed soon. :crossed: Good for you for getting in 2 BE workouts!! Have a great evening!!

ceejay52
03-03-2010, 06:10 PM
Afternoon all,

Space station is supposed to be visible tonight. Gonna look for it.

Happy
Take it easy. To be honest I'm not looking for you to return to work next week. I was off 4 weeks.

Mel
Tell Jen to take it easy. Sounds like you are feeling better too.

Hello to the rest. I'm still at work even though every one went home at 4 p.m. The camera is still watching me.

Laura705
03-03-2010, 08:42 PM
I'm back. Just finished one BE workout. BF is on the phone, so dinner won't be ready for a bit.

Ceejay - Hope you spot the space station tonight. Wonder if I can see it in my area. The sky is clear... Need to look that up.

Michelle - You're doing great w/ your exercise. :carrot: I'm sure you'll hit that goal soon enough because you have a great deal of perseverance (sp?)! Just know that the exercise is good for you regardless of the calories burned!

Happy - Is that Clapton concert part of his Crossroads tour? I think he's done that in Chicago in the past. Never been, but it sounds like a lot of fun. :) Something else to look forward to after your beach vacay...except for the drive, lol. Hope you're getting your rest and staying comfy. You'll get back in the groove next week, I'm sure. I haven't seen The Hurt Locker. I've actually only seen 5 of the 10 movies nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Oh well. I did see Blind Side and liked it, but I don't think it'll win.

Mel - Hope you and Jen are feeling better!

Hi Annie, Shad! :wave:

Cheers!

annie175
03-04-2010, 08:55 AM
Good Morning All My Worldlie Sunshines!!

Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day!!!

Boss is on a cruise.....Venti pumpkin spice, non-fat, decaf latte'...have been moved 3 times.....ankle is not so bad today...hand and wrist (dog bite) is somewhat better.....

JESUS IS IN THE HOUSE AND LOVES ME!!! (101.9 KLOVE)

ROCKIN'

Hello's to everyone.

Much love and many hugs,

happy2bme
03-04-2010, 10:05 AM
Good morning to yahs,

Quickie post for me. Lots to do today. I went to bed at 11:30 but tossed and turned until after 2am. Was about ready to get up and put on a pot of coffee and just go to work when I guess I relaxed enough to finally fall asleep. Tired this morning though.

Annie - you sound like you got a cup of Michelle's endorphins :rofl: Glad to hear that you are cheery - I hope it lasts because darn it, we don't get enough of those kinds of days. Yum on the coffee - sounds delish :T :lol: on your jazz remark - hey better to be jazzed up than singing the blues, right? :D

Laura - yep, it is the Crossroads tour. If we were not getting a bit of extra money, we wouldn't able able to afford the tickets either. Kinda makes me mad about the scalpers but what can you do? I'm not sure I'm up to a 12 hour day at a concert - especially on those seats but I hope it will be fun. Yay for you for keeping up with the exercise! :yay: Hope they get your computer fixed.

Ceejay - thanks for the reminder about the space station. It's out this week and very bright. DH mentioned we have to look for it again just last night but we missed it. Next shot is tomorrow. We are going to dinner for our wedding anniversary - will have to leave a few minutes earlier - perhaps we can catch it in the parking lot as it is right before our 6:30 reservation. DH saw it in December and said it is very bright and unmistakeable.

you can go to //www.spaceweather.com/flybys/flybys.php (//www.spaceweather.com/flybys/flybys.php) plug in your zip code and make sure on the top where it says Objects to Display it says ALL and click update. It will show for the current week what's available to see in your area. DH said to look low in the sky in the direction they tell you to view in and the Rise Time and you should be able to make out a bright moving object. Transit time is when it won't be visible anymore. Sometimes you only get a minute to see it so good luck. We can all stand outside at 6:30 tomorrow and wave to each other :wave:

Michelle - actually Eric Clapton is playing here with Roger Daltrey tomorrow night at the Fed Ex Forum. I actually thought about going but didn't follow through in enough time to get decent ticket prices. I didn't know your DH was into that kind of music too. Bummer that the tickets are so pricey. You and I could have gone in the mezzanine and chatted while the guys played their air guitars :lol: Thank you for making me feel that my step and shuffle is Zumba exercise - I got a big :D out of that :lol: Do you build up alot of static dancing? I am getting big shocks all over the house. Hurtful ones with big blue sparks!!!!! :yikes: Congrats for making it all the way through an hour long class! I hope you have a happy weigh in today.

Ok ladies, time to get to work - have a good one all.

ceejay52
03-04-2010, 11:44 AM
Happy
Like the quote. I've been getting some of those static shocks too. But not that hurtful. Thanks for the link.

Annie
Glad to hear that you are on the mend. Hope your boss wasn't on the ship that got hit with 33 foot waves. Read about this on the yahoo page.

I'm wondering if those waves were set off by the 6.5 earthquake that Tiawan had earlier today. All these earthquakes make me nervous.

Michelle
All those Zumba classes must be alot of fun. Did you try the Hour long class?

Mel
How are things going with you?

Laura
How's the no sugar challenge going? If I cantypo's get the dvd player hooked up today I'm going to do a WATP dvd.

Not much happening on this beautiful day. The birds are singing to the top of their voices. I'm so ready for warmer weather.

Things on the agend for today include a trip to the doctor for refill's of bp meds and fluid pills. I need something for the sinuses also. allergy season is upon us. I'm going to the gym today to use the weight machines.

These two days off will go by quickly so I best get started.

diyana
03-04-2010, 12:10 PM
Happy Thursday -

Today is WW weigh in day. I'll be back later to tell you how it went. I'm soooo sore from last night's 1 hour advanced Zumba class. My back, knees and hips are hurting bad. And the Aleve I took isn't helping much. The instructor had us moving our hips and knees in ways mine aren't used to moving! :yikes: I'll have to remember to tone down those steps next time I go. I wish the instructors for the advanced class would show you how to modify the moves to avoid injury. My usual instructor (for the lower intensity class) does demonstrate modifications. Tonight is lower-intensity Zumba and strength training, and I will definitely go easy on the back and knee movements.

Ceejay - Yep, I did the hour long class...and my body is screaming at me today - well, I should say my back and knee are screaming at me. The rest is okay. At least the class was fun. Hope you get to do a WATP dvd. Enjoy your trip to the gym!!

Laura - Good for you for doing a BE workout!! Thanks for the kind words about my exercise. We'll see how my weigh in goes with all the sore muscles (that retain water). Any fun plans for the weekend? Or did you tell your BF you want another quiet weekend with no company over? Did your 'puter ever get fixed? It's so frustrating to have tons of stuff to do and have technical difficulties.

Annie - Thanks for the wonderful upbeat post!! Did I miss something? I wasn't aware you hurt your ankle. I'm glad it and your hand/wrist are doing better. Is your DD keeping Bella for now? Enjoy your time while boss is on vacay.

Mel - I hope you and Jen are doing better. DH has a bad headache today as a result of the shot he got in his spine yesterday. He had to go into work for a few hours, but just couldn't take the excruciating pain anymore so he went home to a dark room, good pain meds and a cold compress for his head.

Happy - Sorry you had a tough time falling asleep last night. I think Annie swiped my endorphins. Today, I've got all the pain from my workout...but none of the "high". The Crossroads tickets are expensive...but for a 12 hour show, they are quite reasonable. Thanks for the link to the Space Weather flybys. It definitely woulda been fun if we coulda double-dated to the Crossroads show. Not in the cards for this year. As for shocking dances, I don't typically dance on carpet...so it's not too static shocking. It's only shocking when I really shimmy and shake my booty! :belly: :rofl: To keep the static shocks down, we keep a humidifier going in the winter to make the house seem warmer and reduce static electricity.

Shad - Are you at home yet? I hope you enjoy your long Labour Day weekend!

I'd better get some stuff done before the Weight Watchers meeting.

Love and hugs to all,

annie175
03-04-2010, 01:27 PM
Happy...you will probably sleep like a log tonight. I usually do after missing some winks the night before. Yeppers Jazzed up sure beats the H outta singing the blues....tra la la jazzing here!

Chelle...wow, you better take care of you and that back, knees, hips. Sounds like you had a "twistin" good time at Zumba....Goes with Happy's Jazzin. lol Um, advanced class, go slow, um no...Hence advanced...they "assume" you can handle it. Not me sista and kudos to you for doing the advanced class. You are still my hero.
Ankle: Broke it in two places and shattered it in 3, two days before DS was born. Put me in a full leg cast, induced labor, had DS, then 3 days later they took the cast off, did surgery, put a steel plate and ten screws in my ankle. Had the hardware removed a year later, however the ankle still swells and is always slightly bigger than the other. When I switched from Cymbalta (which helps with joints aches & pains) to a cheaper anti-depressant, things started hurting. Couldn't affort 140 a month for Cymbalta so switched to Zoloft at 8 bucks a month.
Fingers crossed on WI....waiting patiently on report. Hugs.


Ceejay...actually boss does not sail out til tonight. She should be ok. Hope all goes well for her, I really really like my boss. Don't work too hard sista.

Hidee Ho all.

Love and hugs,

MELODY525
03-04-2010, 01:56 PM
I HESITATE TO POST THIS BUT.....I HURT MY SHOULDER AND NOW THE PATCHES ARE THR AND THE ALEVE CONTINUES. MY ARM WENT ONE WAY TURNING ON THE KITCHEN LIGHT AND THE CHAIR WENT ANOTHER. I'LL KEEP READING BUT TYPING IS OUT FOR A FEW DAYS. I NEED THIS ARM!!!!! :tantrum: RICHIE AND JEN SAID SOMEONE UP THERE IS TRYING TO TELL ME TO SLOOW DOWN :rofl: BUT I THINK THERE IS A BLACK CLOUD HANGING OVER MY HEAD! :cry:
WILL CHAT SOON. :moped:

annie175
03-04-2010, 02:16 PM
NO MELLIE.....God love you and send you some heavenly sprinkles...love and hugs...and stop this injury/sick nonsense. You got it, get it, good, as Shaddie says....xoxoxoxox

annie175
03-04-2010, 02:17 PM
7 blouses/shirts/sweaters
3 bras
1 sleep pants

100 bucks at Kohls and got a 20 buck Kohls cash for next spenditure.

Laura705
03-04-2010, 02:20 PM
Hi Annie - I heard about the hand - but the wrist and ankle too??!! But you're sounding upbeat - I would be too if my boss were out of the office and on a cruise, i.e., virtually unreachable. :D

Happy - Thanks for the link - it must be a very popular site - the page said it was overloaded by visitors. I'll try again later, or one of the other links they show.

Ceejay - The no sugar challenge is great because it's OVER for me - I only did it for two weeks. I did quite well, but I really missed my sweets and there's no way I would do 100% no sweets longer than that. I've sort of rebounded, which is bad, so I need to work on limiting sweets to maybe a small treat periodically.

Michelle - Sorry the advanced Zumba caused problems. Definitely make a point of getting to class early and asking the instructor for modifications. For the weekend, I'm going to our movie group's Oscar Party on Sunday night. I'm bringing veggie pizza - the kind w/ the cream cheese "sauce" and the chopped raw veggies on top. Yum. I have to say, however, that I'm not as enthused about the party as usual. My neighbor, who introduced me to the movie group years ago, very likely won't be there. Her dad is terminally ill and she's been spending most of her time with him. It's very very sad because they are so close. She and her family have had more than their share of tragedy - so unfair.

Hi Shad, hi Mel.

My feet are hurting again. I'm sure it's nothing compared to Happy's post-surgery experience, but I'm just worried because this is something I thought had healed... Trying to wear more supportive shoes. Scale stayed the same from last week - up until this morning, when it showed a one pound gain. Boo. At the risk of the rolling pin, I will confess to not really having a plan, much less staying on plan.

Okay, better get back to work. Wow, this week is going fast!

Laura705
03-04-2010, 02:27 PM
Annie - such a deal! I just shopped Kohl's last weekend, but I want to go back w/ my 15% off coupon! Hope you can find a cheap med to help w/ that ankle pain/swelling.

Mel - Ow! No black clouds! Take it easy and get that arm fixed. Rich & Jen are right.

MELODY525
03-04-2010, 02:47 PM
I came to visit and now Mom is dictating and also spelling. I can't spell. HA HA

Happy- We both hope you have a great time with your husband in Chicago. When you look for the space station don't forget to look our way. Mom will be waving but I'll be asleep. HA HA

Annie- You need some miracles too with your bite and that ankle. Ours hurt just thinking about yours. WE both hope your date works out on the 13th. Mom says thank God it's not a Friday! HA HA

Ceejay- Let us know if you see something fo that station. We're going to try Happy's website but our PCs aren't very good. Have a good 2 days off too.

Laura-That is a lot of BE workouts you are getting done. Is this weekend ging to be another Laura Holiday?

Michelle- we can both feel your husband's pain. It's sad that you have to get one new pain to get rid of another. We hope his head feels better soon. Good luck with the WW weighin today.

Shad- I just wanted to say hello. Everyone over here is really doing ok. Just some small stuff being a pain in the rear end. Hope you're doing ok over there.

Mom and I are going down to get the mail and to go for a ride to the back yard. Just fro some fresh air. It's getting cloudy here. I might not be here for the weekend. That is why I came down to post today. Have a good weekend.

diyana
03-04-2010, 03:06 PM
Not in a great mood right now. I'm officially frustrated, p*ssed off and depressed. At Weight Watchers, I was up 1.6 lbs, which sucks. I've been working my arse off. I asked the leader about it after the meeting, and she said that it could be because I worked out SO hard last night that the muscles are retaining water to help them recover. :tantrum: Anyway, this is another week...and I'll keep on keeping on. One freaking week to lose nearly 5 pounds?! That sucks! I'll keep exercising and doing advanced Zumba once or twice a week...but not jump around as much.

Annie - I did not know that about your ankle. I hope that the pain eases up. The anti-dep I was on was generic...I say "was" because I ran out a week or two ago. I have to see the doc to get a new prescription, but am going to wait until my appt on the 19th. In the meantime, I've been "emotional" occasionally...even now...for this stupid bad weigh in...I just wanna cry - and in fact, I am. You really did get some great deals at Kohl's. We thank you for your support!! :lol:

Mel - You poor thing. Sore shoulders suck! I hope the pain goes away soon. I agree with Richie and Jen...this is definitely a sign to slow down. Sending you lots of healing hugs. :hug:

Laura - Thank you for your Kohl's support as well! :) Your veggie pizza sounds really yummy. So sorry about your friend. I know how difficult it is when a loved one is terminally ill. I'll keep her and her dad in my prayers. So sorry to hear about your foot pain. Sheesh, between Happy's feet, your feet, Mel's shoulder, Annie's hand/wrist/ankle, and my knee and back, we make quite a team. Ceejay and Shad - hopefully we don't have to add you to this list. Today, I'm sure you'll agree with me that scales suck! :tantrum:


I sure as heck hope I get some good endorphins from tonight's visit to the gym. I really could use the good feelings! :)

diyana
03-04-2010, 03:08 PM
Mel/Jen - You are the sneaker inner today! So nice of you, Jen, to help your mom post. We miss her. Enjoy your backyard time and fresh air. :hug:

Shad
03-04-2010, 05:13 PM
Actually the scales don't suck today although they have been for the past week with small gains every day even tho I exercised and ate little. However it seems that very reluctantly the body has given about 1kg away - that's 2.2lbs. Maybe if flew over to Michelle - sorry about that girlfriend.

I'm just here for a minute because I am having a coffee. It's today I fly to Brisbane, in fact I will be leaving here in just over 2 hours to go to the airport. I have some stuff to take home and leave there with me. Beats having to lug it down to the car when I know I won't be wearing or using it again.

My contact here is officially terminating on 26th of March. I am in negotiation with a couple of openings which have come up. One would keep me at home for some time and the other would send me to NZ for a couple of months. We will just see what happens.

I'll try replying to the personals later from the airport. Have a good day.

happy2bme
03-05-2010, 08:30 AM
Good morning to yous,

Today is my 33rd wedding anniversary. I'm not sure how the years flew by but they sure did. It really ran after 25.

Can't post this morning as I need to get ready and head over to the office for several meetings. It won't be a full day there but we'll see how the foot likes it.

Will come back later to catch up with you. Happy Friday!

diyana
03-05-2010, 08:41 AM
So dang happy it's Friday!! (SDHIF??)

The back pain and knee pain from Wednesday night's advanced Zumba class finally went away. So I did 1/2 hour of Zumba and 1/2 hour of strength training, which included planks, crunches and other really good core exercises. Tonight, I'm going to try another hour-long advanced Zumba class again, but I'll modify the moves so I don't hurt my knees and back as badly as I did Wednesday night - no jumping around or knee twisting for this chiquita!

Shad - Congrats on the weight loss!! But no fair sending those pounds my way. You'd better watch out or I'll ship ya' a couple feet of snow! :lol3: it over hereSo happy for you that you're home for a long weekend!! When this contract ends, I hope that you land another position that you enjoy - perhaps one without sooty carbon brushes! :rofl: BTW, Shad, I heard on the radio today about a company in Oz making men's underwear out of banana fibers! Called Aussie Bum or Aussie Booty or something. In addition to being made from cotton and lycra, they approx. 27% banana fibers! :rofl:

Happy - Good luck at the office! Can you prop your foot up in meetings? I know I did when I had foot surgery years ago, but my meetings weren't with big mucky mucks!

I'll check back later to see what the rest of you chicks are up to!

Lotsa love and hugs,

annie175
03-05-2010, 10:52 AM
WOWSA...the sun is shining, high today is 50, the birds are shining and my squish o gram (mammo) is over. Yes yes yes.....

Chelle...do not fret, you will be fine. Keep on keepin on....I am so very proud of you.

will be back to further post, gotta work.

diyana
03-05-2010, 11:17 AM
Annie - You enjoy the 50 degree temps! That's shorts weather! We're getting up to the mid to upper 40s here! :woohoo:

ceejay52
03-05-2010, 11:38 AM
I think every one is going to enjoy this sunshine. I saw 56 on the marquee at the bank yesterday. I'm gettiing outside today to work in the yard.

Annie
Is the hand still healing good? How's momma doing?

Michelle
As Annie said you are doing awesome on your with loss journey. It's still a little to cool for shorts for me. This morning when i took out the garbage that sun shine felt warm. I'm so ready for Spring. I even noticed the grass is more green.

It was my turn to go to the doctor yesterday. Went for refills for bp and fluid meds. Also had to have my blood drawn for a potassium check also. My sinsuses give me problems 24/7/365 days a year so I asked for an injection and he gave me an antibotic and histamines to take. My ears were also getting red so at least I avoided a painful ear infection.

Time to get on with my day. Have a good one ladies.

Laura705
03-05-2010, 12:22 PM
Hi everyone! TGIF!!

Mel/Jen - Enjoy the mild weather! :flow1:

Shad - Have a good holiday weekend at home. :) Nice you have a line on other assignments after this one ends. Congrats on your weight loss!

Happy - Hope your meetings go well and your time at the office isn't too painful or awkward for you today. This weekend bf and I are having lunch w/ his mother at a Mexican restaurant we want her to try - low key and low stress. Sunday is the movie group's Oscars Party. I'm not hosting, so no stress there either. Should be a nice weekend for weather too! :flow2:

Michelle - Sorry about that gain, but that exercise is doing good for your body regardless, so don't waver from your goals! I think the body is so complex and a myriad of things can cause the scale to show fluctuations - it's just frustrating when they mask your progress. Chin up!!

Annie - Enjoy the weather this weekend (but save the shorts for later).

Ceejay - Ooh, mid-50's - sounds heavenly! Enjoy your day. I hope the meds help w/ the allergies - things will be growing soon - if not already - in your neck of the woods (or do things continue to grow year-round?). I use an rx nasal spray year round and I don't know what I'd do w/o it.

Well, I'm thrilled it's Friday. It's sunny here, so I want to get out at lunch for a walk. Steps are at 3,033 right now. My feet are still hurting - I'm tempted to go out and buy some new ultra comfy shoes w/ a lot of padding in the soles. The two expensive pairs of supposedly comfy shoes I bought last year are not doing the job for me, as well as the custom orthotic. Grrrr. But I also need to keep in mind those excess pounds I'm carrying around - can't be helping.

My left shoulder muscle (trapezius actually) is sore today - no idea why. I didn't exercise last night. I'll put one of those therma care hot patches on it tonight if it's still bugging me. I received my Margaret Richard dvd yesterday, so I'll do one of those workouts this weekend. :) Maybe tonight. :D Tomorrow morning I guess I'll get to the eye doc and have my new glasses adjusted. I'm totally not liking how I look in them, nor how I see out of them so I haven't been wearing them. Very disappointing.

Okay, better get back to work. Have a great weekend everyone. :wave:

annie175
03-05-2010, 01:33 PM
Ok back to my interrupted post by work...I mean how dare they and my boss isn't even here. Leave me alone....

Did go to Costco at lunch, the weather is peachy, had a hard time coming back in to this joint. I can see the sun beaming off the building across the way. Man how inviting....

Ceejay...must be the time of year for check ups. Hope all your levels come back great!

Shaddie....home again home again, jiggity jig......You should be building up frequent flyer miles like crazy. Have a good time at home.

MEL/JEN....get well, all y'all. Rest up.

Laura...we don't have to exercise or nuttin'. Our bodies just hurt now and then when we get older. It really sucks. Tell the eye doc the glasses suck and you want to get a different pair...his cost.

Happy....Happy anniversary bay bay, gotchu on my miii hhiiind. <---that was singing, just in case you didn't recognize it so. 33 years, getting close to momma/pas 62nd. You probably take 2nd place for longivity. I only made it to 21.

Chelle..my dear..no more tears. You have accomplished so much. Get back on your antidep....I cry enough for all the worldlies. YOU ROCK, MY DEAR SISTA. Hugs

Everyone enjoy their Fridays....Hugs, Love and Prayers.

annie175
03-05-2010, 01:34 PM
And I Am So Glad It Is Friday!!!!!

diyana
03-05-2010, 02:42 PM
Happy - How'd the day at the office go? I hope you're home by now and resting with your feet up.

Ceejay - I think we're all ready for Spring. I hope your blood tests turn out okay and that the meds help your allergies.

Laura - So glad to hear you have a fun, relaxing weekend ahead. Get the eye doc to fix/replace the glasses ASAP at his cost. Sheesh. I hope your feet and shoulder feel better soon. I checked out some Pilates and Bellydance DVDs from the library that I'll try this weekend since there aren't any Zumba classes.

Annie - Isn't the sun just lovely! Ahhhhh.


I want to thank you all for your kind words of support. I know it was a stupid small gain...nothing to get upset over. I so appreciate your friendship, my worldly sistas!

I'm counting down the next two hours 'till it's time to go home. After Zumba tonight, I've got some website work to do. Tomorrow, DH and I are going to the dog show in the morning, and to a fishing expo in the afternoon. On Sunday, I've got more website work...plus we have at least two painting contractors coming to give estimates on painting the exterior of the house. I had one guy come out a couple weeks ago, but haven't heard from him since. Guess he didn't want our business. Maybe his company is the only one in the country that doesn't need more customers. No biggie...we'll get a bunch of estimates and then have the work done in April or May.

MELODY525
03-05-2010, 04:32 PM
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HAPPY & DH...SENDING LOTS OF LOVE :love: AND HUGS :hug: FOR A VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! SO GLAD I DIDN'T MISS IT YET!!

MELODY525
03-05-2010, 05:09 PM
ANNIE...NICE HAUL AT kOHLS!! I JUST GAVE JEN A GIFT CARD TO HELP WITH THE SUMMER WARDROBE. I DO LOVE KOHLS...ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY HAVE A SALE!! :rofl: you seem quiet in your posts...hope your boo boos get better soon too!!!:hug: COME AND PICK ME UP....WE'LL SPEND THE WEEKEND SHOPPING AND FORGET ALL ABOUT OUR PAINS!! :belly:

MICHELLE~ SORRY ABOUT THE SCALE. EXERCISE CAN DO THAT WITH INFLAMMATIONS BUT YOU'RE LUCKY..... I PUT MY ROLLING PIN IN THE CLOSET :lol3: :lol3:

SHAD~ HOPE THE FLIGHT WAS UNEVENTFUL AND YOUR WEEKEND WILL BE A GREAT ONE HOME WITH SUNDAY!! CONGRATULATIONS ON THE WEIGHTLOSS...WAS THAT SWEAT OVER THE COMPUTER AT THE JOB??? :cheer2: :cheer3:

CEEJAY~ GLAD YOU GOT TO THE DR'S OFFICE IN THE NICK OF TIME!! HOPE THE MEDS WORK THEIR MAGIC. JEN AND I HAVE PROBS 365 DAYS A YEAR TOO. YUCK! :cry: I DID ENJOY SOME SUN TODAY WHILE IT LASTED BUT WASN'T WARM LIKE YOURS!! :beach:


:wave: JUST A QUICK NOTE TO SAY HELLO. SHOULDER IS A PAIN IN THE BUTT BUT TRYING TO IGNORE IT. I WAS OUTSIDE FOR A FEW BUT IT'S STILL TOO COOL FOR RIDES AND JUST SITTING.
I AM TAKING THIS WEEKEND OFF FROM LIFE AND SPENDING IT WITH THE KIDS. MAYBE WE'LL WATCH THE LATEST HARRY POTTER MOVIE...I SAVED IT FROM XMAS. HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. :moped:

MELODY525
03-05-2010, 05:17 PM
LAURA...DIDN''T SEE YOUR POST TILL NOW :faint: HOPE YOUR FEET FEELS BETTER OVER THE WEEKEND...THAT'S ABOUT THE ONLY THING THAT HASN'T HAPPENED TO ME THIS YEAR :rofl: SORRY TO HAR ABOUT THE GLASSES. I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS. HOPE THEY WORK OUT LATER ON:hug: YOUR SHOULDER MUST BE IN SYMPATHY WITH MINE...IT'S THE LEFT ONE ALSO :rofl: WE NEED TO HEAL UP OVER THE WEEKEND!!! YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND TOO.

ceejay52
03-05-2010, 05:30 PM
Laura
You week end sounds like fun. My gf and I are going to mi Pueblo's, a mexican resturant tonight when she gets off work at 5 p.m. I'm hungry too.

Mel
Your relaxing week end with kid's sounds good also. It's a little cool here also but I enjoyed getting out and doing some more errands. Did you do the pedals in side?

Happy
How did your work day go? I didn't expect you to be at work this soon.
BTW, Happy Anniversary.

Shad
Have you gotten home for the week end? I know Sunday will be glad to see you.

Got a call from the doctor's office and blood work was good.

Shad
03-06-2010, 04:36 AM
Evening all,

I'm home and it is wet and warm around here, but why should I complain when I am not outside in hail as in Victoria today, and I am not flooded out of my home as they are in Charlieville and St George. I am just sitting watching the grass grow.

I'm feeling very tired today. It is hard to stay awake. Not much sleep over the last couple of nights and a very early morning this morning is taking it's toll so I will be off to bed very soon.

The garden is full of weeds, the plants have grown 2 feet since I was last home and all L good work in the weeding department has gone to seed so to speak. The hedge is threatening to overtake the garden beds and the roses badly need a prune. Even the parsley is huge. Such is the joys of living in the tropics in a true rainy season.

Anyway - I'll try to get up early for personals tomorrow. Meantime have a good weekend all.

MELODY525
03-06-2010, 07:37 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS. HAPPY SATURDAY. I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP IN LIKE I WANTED TO. THE INSIDE CLOCK IS HARD TO TURN OFF!!! BUT I AM UP, WASHED AND DRESSED AND ENJOYING THE QUIET OF THE MORNING. SUPPOSED TO BE 50 DEGREES TODAY! :beach: BREAK OUT THE COPPERTONE!!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND :cb:

CEEJAY~ MEXICAN!! I HAVEN'T HAD THAT IN A LONG TIME. HOPE YOU AND YOUR GF WILL ENJOY THE TIME TOGETHER. HAVE FUN. YES...I PEDAL INSIDE. I USED TO CARRY IT OUTSIDE BUT PEOPLE KEPT WANTING ME TO TALK TO THEM AND I WAS TOO WINDED! :rofl: :rofl:

SHAD~ HOPE YOU ARE HAVING SWEET DREAMS AND CATCH UP WITH THE MUCH NEEDED REST. DON'T WORRY ABOUT PERSONALS. JUST LET US KNOW YOU'RE ALIVE AND WELL :hug: SORRY TO HEAR THE JUNGLE IS TAKING OVER THE YARD. HAVE A RESTFUL WEEKEND.

Laura705
03-06-2010, 11:30 AM
Hi all!

Annie - Anything good at Costco? We didn't use our membership enough so we cancelled.

Michelle - Enjoy the dog show and I hope dh enjoys the fishing expo. Don't work too much over the weekend!

Happy - Happy anniversary!!

Shad - Hope you get rested up and enjoy your long weekend. So looking forward to the warm weather, but now you've got me realizing the yardwork will soon begin. I need to get some seeds started!!

Ceejay - Glad the blood work came back good. :)

Mel - Get that arm healed this weekend! I put one of those hot patches on my shoulder last night and it feels better today. :) Enjoy the movie and the mild weather.

Just finished one of the workouts on my new Margaret Richards dvd. This one was retro 80's in terms of clothing and hair, but the exercises are very much the same - still effective! This workout was definitely more fast-paced, and the routines go longer than the newer MR workouts. I kept up fairly well, but it'll keep me challenged! Looking forward to trying the other workouts on the dvds, but likely not tomorrow - I think I'll be sore. A short cardio session at the gym will be enough for me.

Like a dufus I put a load of sheets in the washer right after my workout and then realized I should have waited until after my shower. There's probably enough hot water, but why chance it? I'll eat some breakfast, then shower. I decided not to drive all the way into the city this morning to see the eye doc. I'll go one night next week after work on the way home - the train stops within 4 blocks of their office.

I do need to get to Walmart today - the list of what we need from there keeps growing and I've avoided it for several weeks now! Looking forward to lunch w/ bf and his mom at the Mexican Restaurant, and then having the rest of the day to enjoy. It's sunny and supposed to be mild, so the usual dog should be even more enjoyable.

Have a great weekend everyone!

ceejay52
03-06-2010, 02:28 PM
Don't know what I was thinking last night, if I was thinking at all. I had just put sweet and low in my tea and then used the hand sanatizer. I started to pour that in my tea as well. It was a bad night for each of us. ugh. The meal was good. I had a chicken taco salad.

L took a floating holiday so I'm filling in for her. This will make a 5 day week for me. I''m already exhausted and really don't know why--lack of sleep I think.

Shad
glad to hear you are enjoying your down time. get some sleep.

Shad
03-06-2010, 04:00 PM
Morning all,
I feel much more refreshed today and the morning has dawned clear and blue skies reign supreme. Hopefully we get some work done around the house today. Once coffe is done, I will create a list of to-do's, clean out the DS2's ute tray and take a load of rubbish to the dump. L is coming sometime today and we will no doubt fill the garden rubbish bags with weeds and prunings. Which reminds me. I need to go check out the hedge trimmer and pruners and get some fertiliser organised as well as some mulch.
DB2 came to borrow a sander last night. I suspect he has been at the gambling again as he really doesn't seem to want to have anything to do with me at the moment - however handy I might be at keeping him supplied with tools and expertise. I have to pick DS2 up from the airport after lunch sometime - seem to be spending my weekend back and forth to the airport and there is always something to do inside the house.

Ceejay - I have days where I can't remember what happened five minutes ago and days where I put things down and then can't find them again for three days. Usually it is when I am tired and/ or stressed - at least that is what I keep telling myself and that it is not senile decay (interesting choice of words to describe dementia isn't it? It was on my great, great, grandfathers death certificate back in 1912 along with cardiac failure and anasarca). The things you discover when you dig up the ancestors.
Glad you had a good lunch with your friend. Nothing like a girlfriend and lunch to get you through the day.

Laura - well done you on the exercise - just love looking through some of those old time tapes and discs. I have a Richard Simmons video - any one remember him - from back in the 90's. Yes the fashion is dated but the moves are not. What goes around, comes around.

Mel - hope you are feeling better and getting back into the swing of it. Thinking of rides outside:yikes: You devil you.

Happy - hope you are enjoying the anniversary weekend. Great to hear of someone (s) longevity in the marriage stakes. I once went to a 50th wedding anniversary and the 'bride' said that if she could have another 50 years with her boy, she would be eternally grateful. Now isn't that nice!,

Michelle, Annie, Patty, and all those who lurk. Have a happy day.

MELODY525
03-07-2010, 08:47 AM
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:hb: GOOD MORNING EVBERYONE. :gift:

SINCE I AM THE BIRTHDAY REMINDER PERSON I THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW.....

I AM CELEBRATING MY 63rd BIRTHDAY TODAY:dance:

AND I JUST LOVE THIS JPEG ABOVE AND WANTED TO HAVE HER ALL FOR MYSELF. SHE IS SO ADORABLE:lol3: :lol3:

:sunny: AND IT IS A LOVELY SUNNY DAY. WE WENT OUT FOR A WALK YESTERDAY BUT IT'S JUST TOO COLD TO RIDE DOWN THE STREET FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME. THE SUN ISN'T STRONG ENOUGH YET. BUT IT DOES FEEL GOOD TO BE ABLE TO CRACK THE BEDROOM WINDOW OPEN!
THE KIDS ARE MAKING ME DINNER TODAY. ROASTED CHICKEN WITH TATERS AND VEGGIES. I'M MAKING THE SALAD. SHOULDER IS MUCHO IMPROVED. I MOVED THE MICRO A BIT AND HOPE THAT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN! :cry:
HAPPY SUNDAY AND HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:


JEANETTE....HOPE YOU HAVE SOME REST ON YOUR "WEEKEND". IT WAS NICE OF YOU TO FILL IN FOR L. I HAD A LAUGH AT THE HAND SANITIZER. WEIRD THINGS LIKE THAT HAVE BEEN HAPPENING TO ME TOO!

LAURA~ WALMARTS AND MEXICAN. SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT WEEKEND TO ME. DON'T GET TOO SORE WITH THE DVDs OR YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO WALK THE 4 BLOCKS TO THE EYE DR!!! :rofl:

SHAD~YOUR WEEKEND SURE HAS BEEN A BUSY ONE. :yikes: BUT I HOPE YOU DID GET SOME MUCH NEEDED SLEEP TOO. IS THIS A LONG WEEKEND OR JUST THE 2 DAYS OFF? POOR DB....MUST HAVE BEEN TOUGH TO FACE YOU EVEN TO GET THE TOOL :rollpin: :rofl: THAT IN ITSELF IS A GOOD PUNISHMENT!!

diyana
03-07-2010, 09:22 AM
Hi ladies -

It's been a crazy busy weekend...Lots of fun stuff going on, and LOTS more website work. I haven't gotten a chance to read anyone's posts, except...

Happy Birthday, Mel!! :bday2you: :hb: I hope you have a wonderful day!!


I'll try and check in later....or tomorrow before work.

Love and hugs to all,
Michelle

happy2bme
03-07-2010, 10:48 AM
First and most important

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May you have glorious sunshine, a very happy day and feeling as good as you possibly can! Happy happy birthday my friend :hug:

:celebrate: :bday2you: :celebrate: :hb: :woo:

Hotcupojava
03-07-2010, 10:49 AM
Happy Birthday Melody. I haven't posted on here for so long, I'm not sure I remember how. But I wanted to wish you a happy one. I miss you. :hb:

MELODY525
03-07-2010, 11:46 AM
OMG!!! MARY IS HERE....IT'S A PARTY TODAY!!! YAY!!!! THANKS FOR THE GOOD WISHES GIRLS!!! HERE'S YOUR REWARD....THE DRINKS ARE ON ME AND THEY'RE SUGAR-FREE!!! :cheers: THE KIDS ARE SITTING HERE LAUGHING AT ME:rofl:




NOW WHERE DID I PUT THE DANG SALT???????? :dunno:
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happy2bme
03-07-2010, 12:01 PM
Good morning all you fab ladies,

It never fails. I sit down on the weekend with a fresh cup of coffee to post and DH who sits 5 feet across from me (and who has been awake ahead of me for at least an hour :lol: ) will start to talk to me. Now don't get me wrong, I am glad he talks to me - it's just that one thing leads to another - sometimes it's just general convo sometimes like yesterday it's planning something (like the bathroom renovation) but before you know it, we've blown a few hours and I never do get to post here. So I will try again.

We had a very nice calorie bomb dinner on Friday at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. DH had the whole Maine Lobster, I had a petite filet and a lobster tail. We shared food and DH's was soooooo much better than my lobster tail. He was nice and gave me a claw too. :hug: I had 2 glasses of Riesling wine which were fabulous. Although I did not feel buzzed I think it did help me sleep because for the first time in weeks, I actually slept through the night and felt a little refreshed in the morning. We had cappachinos and shared a dessert of creme brulee. It was very nice. The wait staff were great and I think they enjoyed us as much as we enjoyed them. Our waiter from last time came over and gave DH a recommendation for an acupunturist (which reminds me, I need to see if insurance will cover that).

Ok, so just like I said... started to post here. Now DH is talking bathroom renovations. I'll be back later...

ceejay52
03-07-2010, 02:35 PM
Have a good day. I'm working day 2 out of five twelve hour shifts.

Shad
03-07-2010, 02:54 PM
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Happy, happy, happy birthday Mel.

Shad
03-07-2010, 07:42 PM
Seems I missed the last two posts. A page behind - oh well!

We have had a deluge of weather here in Australia this weekend. Devastating floods in Western Queensland, wet and soggy in Brisbane and hail storms and damaging winds in Melbourne. I've tried to work out where the worst of the damage was in Melbourne but can't find out much information. My car is sitting out in the open - I don't know if it has suffered hail damage or not. My flight is not until late this afternoon, so it will be probably dark before I get home. I don't know anyone I could ring to go and have a look for me either. I can only hope. I'm feeling restless now and may try to see if I can get an earlier flight.

I'll be back later.

MELODY525
03-08-2010, 07:43 AM
SHAD....HOPE YOUR CAR OS OK. MUST BE TERRIBLY FRUSTRATING NOT TO HAVE SOMEONE TO CALL. GUESS YOU MUST BE THRE BY NOW. :hug:

THANKS GIRLS FOR THE HAPPY BIRTHDAYS.

CEEJAY...HOPE YOU'RE GETTING SOME REST AFTER YOUR SHIFT.
HAPPY...SOUNDS LIOKE YOU HAD A GREAT ANNIVERSARY DINNER. YUM!! THE RENNOS WILL KEEP DH BUSY FOR SURE! LOL


:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS AND A HAPPY MONDAY TO YOU ALL. WE'RE HAVING BREAKFAST TOGETHER IN THE OFFICE AND A SMALL PARTY LATER IN THE DAY. NOT REALLY IN THE MOOD FOR IT FOR SOME REASON. :rofl:
ANYWAY....I NEED TO FINISH DRESSING. SEE YOU GALS LATER. :moped:

diyana
03-08-2010, 08:57 AM
Happy Monday ladies -

What a busy weekend! We got to the dog show, but not the fishing expo, which is okay because there's a much bigger fishing expo this weekend that we're going to. The weekend also involved lots of website work, meeting with painters, cooking, and laundry. The weather was GORGEOUS!! Highs in the mid-40s! The doggies were loving all the sunshine and warmer weather. I'm hoping that since we're getting 40 degree temps and rain this week that by next weekend, we'll be able to bring in our Christmas lawn decorations! Until then, they make a great landmark for the painters coming to provide estimates - just look for the house with all the penguins in the front yard!! Today is going to be busy. I came into work early so I could leave a little early for an appointment. I'm meeting with another painter, then going to Zumba, then DH and I have a geology/rockhounding club meeting this evening.

I made a great slow cooker recipe this weekend. I got it off Spark Recipes. 1 lb Frozen Chicken Breasts, 2 cans black beans drained, 16 0z jar salsa (I didn't have any so I used a big jar of Rotel tomatoes with green chiles - not drained), 1/2 cup of uncooked brown rice. Cook in the crockpot on low for 8 to 10 hours. I also added 1 can of corn (drained). It was delish! At least in my opinion.

Mel - Hope you were feeling well enough to enjoy your b'day! And I hope it was just as lovely as the birthday angel/fairy you posted. Hope you enjoyed some rest and relaxation with the kids. So nice of them to make you birthday dinner! So glad to hear you love Kohl's too. And they always have a sale!

Happy - Sounds like you had a wonderful anniversary dinner!! It's funny, but I've never had creme brulee...but Jello Pudding has a sugar free rice pudding that they call creme brulee flavored! It's so yummy! I can only imagine that the real thing is about 1,000 times yummier!! So nice of the waiter to give a recommendation for an acupuncturist! I think my DH may start going to one later this month for his knee. Our insurance doesn't cover acupuncture, but our flex spending does, which is nice.

Ceejay - Did you get to work in the yard? I wanted to, but there's still snow on the ground. Hand sanitizer in the tea? Sounds like you needed to go to bed. :) Or you are exhausted? Hmmm, ya' think? :lol: I remember when I was a teenager, one morning I was particularly tired...and I fixed myself some cereal...poured milk in the bowl. Then got out some OJ to pour a glass, and poured it into my cereal! :lol: Your dinner at the Mexican restaurant sounds yummy and healthy. :) So nice of you to work for L. I hope you get some relaxing time off soon.

Laura - Did you have a great time at the Oscar party? What did you think of the show? I didn't watch it...but I've heard mixed reviews. Just curious what you thought. I hope your shoulder and feet are feeling better. I'm so glad you enjoyed the new DVD! It's fun to try more challenging workouts once in awhile to mix things up. That's how I feel about the advanced Zumba classes - and I am behaving myself by modifying the moves that are likely to cause me back/knee pain.

Annie - How is momma doing? Have you heard from your son? Did you have a good weekend?

Shad - How was the weekend at home? Did Sunday greet you with open arms or play aloof and hard to get? Sorry to hear that DB2 is back at it. I hope you had a productive and relaxing weekend. I sure hope your car didn't sustain any hail damage. :yikes: :crossed:

Time to get some work done! I'll check back later.

Lots of love and hugs,

diyana
03-08-2010, 09:35 AM
About 94 products on the market are being recalled due to salmonella contamination. I have attached the website through the FDA for the list of products.

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/HVPCP/#DressingandDressingMix

Laura705
03-08-2010, 12:34 PM
Mel - :hb: Hope today's a great day for you and that the coming year is the best!!!

ceejay52
03-08-2010, 04:51 PM
:bday2you:Happy Birthday Mel

happy2bme
03-08-2010, 05:05 PM
Howdy peeps,

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. We spent alot of time talking about the bathroom renovations, not sure we really came up with anything. We are looking to replace the vanity now - currently have a custom built cabinet in there - I'd rather replace it because the shelves are fixed and small and anything in there deeper than a hand's length gets lost. I think it will update the room also. Since it's custom it's an odd width which means figuring out what combo of cabinets to replace it with. I would really like a linen closet unit but have to think carefully. It would mean wasting the $150 we just spent on a light for the bath vanity - this one would be too big and DH threw out the box in the trash last week. Also not sure it will close the space in and we'd also have to replace the existing big mirrow which we could otherwise re-use. So, the question becomes do I re-do it the way I'd like considering I will probably have to look at it for a few years while we are still here or do I go the practical route to save as much money as possible where it's an nice update from what once was there but nothing special to look at? :chin: I will have to sketch out a few possiblities to look at and decide... Other than that was probably on my feet too much this weekend. My foot is killing me today. I think my other surgical shoe was digging into my incision on the side of my foot. But hey the maid we forgot to hire didn't come in to do the laundry and vacumning and floor washing and whatnot so who else was going to do it? :dunno:

Shad - I certainly hope your car will be ok. Nothing is more worrisome than being out of touch and things are going on with your stuff. I see there has been another earthquake in Turkey overnight. What is going on with the world? And floods out your way! Hope all will be right with you. It's a long way from home to have to get your car repaired - that is if it's not floated away to the next town :yikes:

Mel - I know what you mean about not being up for a party but I hope that you can get in the party spirit later. Let people make a fuss over you - you deserve it. Do anything special for your birthday?

Ceejay - good heavens - FIVE 12 hour shifts????? Holy cow - by day 3 I'd be a zombie! Suck up that coffee girl.

Michelle - I'm sure you are probably glad to see Monday come just so that you can get a rest from a busy weekend :lol: Hope you got everything accomplished that you needed to. I hear the weather is rainy and awful so at least you didn't miss quality outdoors time.

... Ok ladies, started this at 7:30 this morning and here it sits at 4pm. Let me at least get this much posted, will be back on to catch the rest of you tonight.

Shad
03-09-2010, 05:23 AM
Just a quick run by because I should now be in bed and not playing on the computer.

No damage to the car thank heavens. However the boss at work has had his roof busted and the tiles cracked. He lost six windows due to the hail and they ended up with the four kids sitting it out in the bathroom because of all places in the house it has the least glass. Apparently the window glass just exploded into the house. Lots of cleaning up to do there.

Busy at work. Naturally. Everyone wants knowledge now that a finish date is set.

Gotta go. Back tomorrow.

MELODY525
03-09-2010, 08:13 AM
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Wondering where Annie is???

GOOD MORNING ALL. FEELING SLEEPY THIS MORNING AND IN SLOW MOTIOPN. MUST HAVE BEEN THE SWEETS YESTERDAY. I HAD A GREAT TIME BUT IT WAS NICE WHEN IT WAS OVER. AT THE LAST MINUTE I DECIDED TO MAKE IT BIGGER PARTY AND ORDERED SOME STUFF FROM THE DELI. IT TURNED OUT THAT EVERYONE ELSE WAS SURPRISED AND PLEASANTLY SO. :rofl: :rofl: SO I HAD FUN WITH THAT. NOTHING ELSE NEW TO REPORT. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY. :moped:

MICHELLE~ YOUR WEEKEND WAS JAMMED PACKED WITH ACTIVITIES!! WOW!! SOUNDED LIKE FUN AND HOPE YOU LIKE THE EXPO NEXT WEEKEND TOO. THE LAWN DECORATIONS CRACKED ME UP. JEN'S IDEA WOULD BE TO MAKE A PENGUIN ROCKERY AND HER LAWN(IF SHE HAD ONE) INTO THE NORTH POLE!! I DID HAVE A GREAT TIME YESTERDAY. THANKS

CEEJAY AND LAURA....THANKS FOR THE GOOD THOUGHTS. THE DAY WAS GREAT.

HAPPY~ SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE FRIGGNG FOOT!! ONE DAY THIS WILL BE OVER WITH AND THAT DAY CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR YOUR POOR FOTTSIE I AM THINKING!!:hug: THE ONLY THING WE DID WAS SPEND SUNDAY TOGETHER AND RCHIE AND JEN COOKED. LOW PROFILE BIRTHDAYS ARE MY FAVORITE! GOOD LKUCK PICKING OUT STUFF FOR THE REDO OF THE BATHROOM.

SHAD~ WOW!! :yikes: SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE DAMAGES FOR THE BOSS'S STUFF. GEEZ!! I AM PLEASED TO HEAR YOUR CAR WAS FINE AND YOU ALONG WITH IT!!
HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

happy2bme
03-09-2010, 09:23 AM
Good morning,

Rainy Tuesday here. Let me try and get this out before something comes along and interrupts me again.

Shad - I'm glad to hear that your car is ok but that sounds like one doozer of a storm you had - almost a typhoon there. I'm sure these next few weeks will be insanely busy for you now that you have to wrap everything up neat in a bow. Hope something else comes along quickly :crossed: whatever will you do with a day without carbon brushes? :lol:

Mel - sounds like you hosted your own party :woo: Hope you don't spend the day suffering with a sugar hangover. Your card is in the mail - it takes me 3 days to walk over to the mailbox to drop it off :rofl: Spring is on it's way - we had a kiss of it yesterday so I sent some up your way. Will keep the rains here today as I'm sure you've seen enough of the wet weather. Now take it easy today and squeek back into the hustle bustle of life at the building. :D

Michelle - thanks for the warning on the foods. Doesn't it seem that something is always happening? I see the contaminations and think, another reason to try and eat as unprocessed as possible except for the occasional bout they seem to have with ground beef. But uh, that would technically be "processed" too, wouldn't it? Did you pick out a color for the house yet? You should get a nice bonus from work - seems like all the Worldlies did a bunch of shopping at Kohl's over the last few weeks, myself included :lol:

Geez Louise Ceejay - hand sanitizer in the coffee :yikes: I have pulled some long shifts and know what that long shift brain fog is like - be careful! Better you put your laundry in the refrigerator than sanitizer in your coffee :dz:

We checked with our insurance and they only cover accupuncture if it's done by a licensed physician. The only one of those is way out in the boon docks. The sessions are not that horridly expensive out of pocket (and there is health care reimbursement as Michelle pointed out) so I told DH to at least try a session or two at a recommended local guy. If it helps the pain, it's worth the out of pocket cash as he has been suffering alot lately and the doctors are no help at all. I will be curious to see how this rolls out.

So... did Annie and Laura run off drinking with Mary (Java Turtle)???? Someone send out the hounds! :lol:

Better get to work now. Have a good one.

diyana
03-09-2010, 10:26 AM
Good morning ladies -

I'm feeling kinda overwhelmed or stressed or something...can't quite explain it. No biggie. It's probably nothing a few endorphins can't fix. I guess I didn't work out enough last night though, so I'll have to do more tonight. :) On the bright side, we had gorgeous weather yesterday! It was in the mid-50s, and I was outside without even a light jacket...just a t-shirt and jeans! Love, love, love the sun!! I'm glad that I'm taking Friday off as a "me" day, though it is filling up quickly between blood tests, painting estimates and meetings. :lol: This Saturday will be even busier, but nothing planned for Sunday yet. It's supposed to rain at least through Saturday, but at least it will be warm.

Happy - So are you working from home this week? You were up on your feet too much over the weekend? Bad girl!! Do I have to come down there with the :rollpin: ? Vacuuming and floor washing can wait a week until your foot is more healed. Remember when you told me to take it easy and not overdo when I was having back problems...you need to take a bit of your own advice. You don't want to set your progress/healing back, do ya'? I hope you and DH can figure out inexpensive, but lovely and practical bathroom renovations. We actually had gorgeous weather over the weekend - the foggy/rainy stuff is here now. But at least we don't have to shovel rain, so I'll take it! :) Sorry to hear that your insurance doesn't conveniently cover acupuncture. Most places up here are $75 for the initial consult, and $30-$50 for subsequent visits. My DH is planning on trying it for his knee pain. Keeping my :crossed: for him, and for your DH and you too - but only if you behave yourself and stay off your feet. As for our house color, for the main part of the house, we're sticking with the same color...sort of beige-y. Right now the trim is a rusty-red, which I don't like. So we're going to change the trim color to chocolate brown, which is the color of our gutters anyway.

Shad - Glad the car was undamaged. Sheesh, your boss sure had a lot of hail damage! :yikes:

Mel - Glad you had a nice party. Hope you get to relax today!!

:wave: to Laura, Annie, Ceejay and Patty!

Love and hugs to all,

annie175
03-09-2010, 11:05 AM
Howdie Girls...sorry took a vacay day yesterday...forgot to report in on that one. It was a productive day...couple of holes patched and paitned, caulked the backsplash and painted wall.

I am very super busy today, I will post more later...sorry.

MELLIE...sorry I missed your birthday, hope it was a great one. Cheers!!

Later

ceejay52
03-09-2010, 12:17 PM
I'm not in the mood to work. Ugh. Not really in the mood to do much of anything. I'm sure it has to do with the clouds this morning.

Happy
I wish we had the option of working from home. I'm with Michelle, take care of the foot. It's hard to keep a good woman down though.

annie
We all desrve some me time. How is your hand doing? (dog bite)

Michelle
I'm with you on having this warm sunshine. It almost made it to 70 degree's yesterday. Now today rain.

Laura
Where did you get off to, or have I missed your post?

Mel
Glad that you enjoyed your birthday.

diyana
03-09-2010, 01:11 PM
Annie - Glad that you had a nice day off and got some stuff done. Why is it that whenever we take a day off we pay for it the next day by having twice as much work to do? :dunno:

Ceejay - 70 degrees? I'm so jealous. Are we all having a rainy day today?

annie175
03-09-2010, 02:00 PM
I am baaaaaaaaacccccccccckkkk.

Couldn't focus on all this stuff I need to do at work so I went and had my nails filled. Then went to Kohls and bought a 72 dollar tankini for 20 bucks (on sale, Kohl's cash, and a 10 buck off coupon) That's all I needed and am now ready for vacation.

Great news....all new tests on the parathyroid came back within normal limits. The Endocrinologist said with the first tests were a fluck or a miracle had happened, cause all my tests didn't show ANYTHING. I am going to go with the miracle of prayers cause I want to believe I got a miracle. ~smiles~

Chelle..thanks for checking on me yesterday. That was very sweet of you and I appreciate it more than I can really say. Living by myself, I could lay in there incapacitated for days before anyone would discover me. love yas, and hugs....Sorry you are having a blah day...sending you some really great feel good endorphins. You deserve a me day on Friday. Good for you!

Ceejay....the dog bite is getting better. Swelling is gone, it is barely colored with bruise anymore, the biggest gouge is still ugly looking, but all and all much better. Thanks for asking. Hope you get in a better mood, work tends to do that to us. Here is a thought I heard from Joel Osteen over the weekend...Instead of getting up and saying, dang I dread/hate/don't want to go to work, get up and say, Yes, I GET to go to work today. So that is my new mantra. Hand sanitizer in the coffee..hmm, are your insides all santizied now?

Shaddie....Sounds like your down time at home is filled with work, at least that kind of work is for yourself and I tend to enjoy outside yard work. Glad your weather has taken a break. Not only was yesterday Aussie Labour Day it was also International Women's Day.

Happy...we are supposed to have some kind of rain for the next 17 days, but I will take it as long as it is warm outside and it is NOT snow. I hate snow, as mentioned on 3FC before. lol It started out sunny here today but has since turned gray, HOWEVER warm like 60 degrees. Fine with me.

MELLIE...why is it when we have the opportunity to sleep in, we can't and on a work day all we want to do is hit the snoozer? Life is strange like that. Thanks for the SF Rita, perfect no salt for me.

Laura...how's it going, sticking to plan....don't poke too hard in the food, cause I may be in there watching you. wink wink.

Not much else going on here, getting the hair cut tonight, DD is coming for dinner. I made veggie lasagna yesterday and will bake it tonight. It said to let it sit in fridge overnight for better taste, so I did. Then we are going to visit momma. DD painted momma's nails red on Sunday as that is what she wanted. It looked really nice. She is funny.

Hello's to all, have a fantabulous day!

Loves and Hugs,

Laura705
03-09-2010, 02:06 PM
I’m here! Didn’t run off drinking. At home we’re all out of “everyday” wine, and I don’t want to uncork the wine we bought when we were toured Southern Illinois’ Wine Trail last October. Not yet. Need to get to Binnie’s or Trader Joe’s for some inexpensive vino. And I didn’t even drink anything alcoholic at the Oscars party. Why does it have to be on Sunday night? Grumble grumble.

Shad – Who could forget Richard Simmons?!?! I’m glad your car wasn’t hail damaged. Hope the boss’s insurance will cover all that damage to his home. Down the block from us, a tree was struck by lightning several years ago and essentially exploded. The sound (so loud I thought for sure it was a transformer that got hit) caused all the windows on the nearby house to break.

Mel – Sounds like a nice birthday you had, and I’m glad you enjoyed your party. Glad the shoulder is feeling better. :)

Michelle – That recipe sounds easy and delish! Add some cumin and it’s a lot like one that we make w/ leftover rotisserie chicken – but your recipe sounds tons easier – no stripping chicken from the carcass!! Re your comment about Kohl’s – it’s probably difficult to buy much that ISN’T on sale because they always have a sale and everything’s always on sale, lol! I enjoyed the Oscars party, but the show…I thought Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin as hosts would really be great, but no, wasn’t as funny as I thought it would be. And I am so tired of Ben Stiller’s appearances. He crosses the line from funny to embarrassing in the blink of an eye and then it just drags on and on. The big winner, "The Hurt Locker" is next in our Netflix queu.

Happy – Your anniversary dinner sounded wonderful. Yum – crème brulee. My mother gave us a kit one year for Christmas w/ mix, ramekins, etc. The best part is the little butane torch to get that sugar shell on top. :D Sorry your foot was hurting, but you just need to stay off that thing, ya hear??!! Of all things that can wait a while, housework is at the top of the list for me, LOL!! Hope the acupuncture will work for DH. I’m surprised it’s still not covered. Another thing wrong w/ the healthcare system…

Ceejay – Five 12-hour days sounds ultra-grueling. Be sure to get your rest! You want to be able to enjoy your days off when they finally come! We’re getting fog and rain, but not 70 degrees! Sounds nice. :)

Annie – Glad you had a productive day off. Sounding pretty handy there. C’mon up north, I have some painting that needs doing – and so does Michelle, LOL.

I wasn't as tired as I thought I would be last night, so I did another of the MR workouts off her Classics dvd. Another oldie but goodie, even better than the one I did on Saturday. Tonight we're going to see the movie Shutter Island. Bf is going w/ me because he wants to see it too.

Happy's talk of bathroom renno's and Annie's patching, painting, and caulking makes me want to get busy! I'm going to list some projects that I'll do on my own. BF hates painting (and isn't all that good at it, for that matter), so painting will be on the list. Better get to it before the outdoor work starts up.

Have a great day everyone! :flow:

Laura705
03-09-2010, 02:11 PM
Annie, you sneaker-inner! Glad to hear the parathyroid tests came back clear!!! Yup, great news for sure. That Osteen thought is a good one - I get to go to work today.

And back to it...

diyana
03-09-2010, 03:57 PM
Annie - I am SO glad your parathyroid tests came back normal! :woohoo: Let's hear it for miracles!! Congrats on the great price on the tankini! Good for you for treating yourself to a manicure on your lunch hour and a haircut tonight!! I hope you have a great time with DD and a nice visit with momma, red nails and all! :lol: I'm doing a bit better this afternoon. Still have a lot on my mind but I'm so looking forward to Zumba tonight, tomorrow and Thursday, that it's lifting my spirits. My "me" day on Friday is filling up very rapidly! :yikes: But I'll get a lot done, so I'm still looking forward to it. I'm glad the dog bite is getting better. I totally agree with Joel Olsteen...I'm sooo grateful to have a job that I enjoy working for a great company!

Laura - In our old neighborhood, a house two doors down got struck by lightning, causing a small fire and lots of damage to the house. Weather can be some scary chit. I'm with you...housework can wait, always. Laundry...well no. And grocery shopping...gotta do that. But vacuuming and floor washing? Seriously? I guess when you have 3 dogs, you know it's just gonna get dirty again in an hour...so if it waits a week, what's the diff? Especially during mud season - which is what we have now. I hope you enjoy the movie tonight...Shutter Island is supposed to be very good. I'll be expecting your review tomorrow. :)

MELODY525
03-10-2010, 07:55 AM
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HAPPY WEDNESDAY LADIES OF THE WORLD.
I HAVE A DATE WITH A DESK & PHONE. IT'S A CHANCE FOR AN EXTRA CHECK SO I TOOK IT. SEE YOU ALL LATER OR MANANA!!
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. :moped:

diyana
03-10-2010, 07:56 AM
Hi everyone -

Guess y'all haven't woken up yet. No worries. I'll bump us up and then check back again to see what y'all have been up to.

I had a great time at Zumba last night. And before Zumba, I did a bit of treadmill, and then some upper body resistance training, along with crunches and planks. Tonight is an hour long advanced Zumba class with a tough instructor. :yikes: But don't worry, I'm not gonna jump or twist my knees or anything...I'm gonna behave myself.

Lots to get done today, so I'll sign off for now.

Hope you all have a great day!

Love and big hugs,

diyana
03-10-2010, 07:57 AM
Mel - You snuck in! I hope your day goes well. Don't overdo it, okay? And when you're done, make sure you get some relaxing time in.

annie175
03-10-2010, 08:23 AM
Good Morning and Happy Hump Day, Again..man it comes around fast. High today 65 with rain. I can take the rain when it is warm. YEAH!!

What a fun, full packed evening last night. Left work, visited momma, got hair cut. DD and BF came over as did Brother and SIL. I baked the vegetable lasagna I put together on Monday, made ghetto garlic bread, and topped it off with the pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese icing I made on Monday also. Was a fun night and made it to bed by 9:30.

Chelle...get outta that funk, yeah yeah, get outta that funk, yeah man. That was me singing to you, be glad you cannot actually hear me. lol. Lots of Zumba and endorphin building, perfect just what you need. As long as your "Chelle" day is filling up with "You" stuff then it is ok. A friend and I are supposed to start the Jillian 30 day shred on Monday. We will see how motivated we are on Monday. We are waiting till Monday as she is the one I am double dating with on Saturday night with the new guy and we are going out for Italian. Why ruin a perfectly good weekend with exercise. hahahha.

MELLIE MELLIE...don't work too hard. Yes, to extra bucks. We all like the sound of that. Have a great Wednesday, my dear.

Laura....do tell on Shutter Island. DD and I almost saw that instead of Alice in Wonderland, which we enjoy a lot. Great job on exercising. Two gold stars for you.

Hello to everyone.

Love and Hugs.

diyana
03-10-2010, 08:50 AM
Annie - Glad you had a great evening! Veggie lasagna and pumpkin spice cupcakes?! Yummmm! And you didn't invite me over? I'm hurt. Seriously though, I am getting out of the funk. Last night's endorphins helped a lot!! And I'll have a lot more tonight after the hour long Zumba. And I picked up my anti-d rx last night. Let me know how 30 day shred goes, and even more important, how the date goes!! So you liked Alice in Wonderland? I've been thinking about seeing that...I really like Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

happy2bme
03-10-2010, 09:39 AM
Good morning one and all,

You sure are right Annie, hump day seems to fly over very quickly. I always get caught up short making sure everything is pulled together in time for DH to take the trash to the curb.

He went to his first acupuncture treatment yesterday. Said some needles were like a light rubber band snap, some hit the nerve - kind of like that electrical nerve conduction test :yikes: I would NOT be liking that! Said it wasn't too bad and that some body parts were feeling better, some worse. The guy said that each person was different and some people feel really bad the next day. Unlike a massage, I guess drinking water to wash out the toxins does not help in this case. He's going to give it a couple of treatments to see if that does anything long term for pain management.

I worked a l-o-n-g day yesterday. From 7am to 1am this morning. Had to get some special reports out on a short deadline. It was good that I was mostly off my foot but from the ankle up I was still and sort from sitting in one place for so long. Can yah ever win????? :dunno: :shrug: :lol:

Michelle - I know you like them endorphins but don't you go running wild at Zumba class tonight you dancing machine :rofl: Sounds like you have a great workout program going there. Hope you feel better :hug: nothing a little bit of sun and 70 degree weather wouldn't fix, right? I think this is a bummer time of year - we're tired of winter and anxious and restless, not always sure why. I had to laugh at your comment about the painter guys finding the house with the penquins out front :lol: Maybe you should make them part of the permanent yard scene and arrange them for holidays :D

Annie - yummo on the veggie lasagna. Do you use red or white sauce. I love the vegetable stuff way better than the meat kind. You will have to share a recipe :T Usually Johnny Depp movies are way out there for me but I sure would love to see Alice in Wonderland. Was looking at the trailers and I was fascinated by the makeup and artistry. No way will DH come with me, so I'll have to wait until it comes on cable. So you have a double date, eh? Well at least you'll have others to talk with if this one doesn't work out. And then, maybe again it will be alot of fun - hoping so for you :crossed: I'm so glad to hear the parathyroid tests came back normal. What a relief! Of course it makes you wonder what they screwed up in the first place!

Mel - make lots of money today. Hope you sit there by the phone and it only rings once and it's a wrong number. :lol: I'm sure we both know it won't go down that way but we can hope...

Laura - the insurance will cover acupuncture IF it is administered by a licensed physician. Thing is though, most acupuncturists, while licensed, are not M.D.s - I can say that this guy sure did take the take to be thorough and ask and answer alot of questions - far more than the standard physician now a days. So are you getting the bug to do something around the house? We always seem to be out of sync with our partners when it comes to that stuff - unless it's something simple like just going to the store to buy new stuff to redecorate :D

Ceejay - sounds like you need a long weekend soon with something special to look forward to. It's a long stretch between the Christmas holidays and Memorial Day in May. I think we all need something mid way (like around now) just to break up the boredom of work. Joel Osteen notwithstanding :D

Speaking of work, I'm sure Shad is buried up to the what did you call it - number 9 wire (top of her hair) with tons of things to do over the next week. Don't make your days TOO long.

And with that, I need to get busy myself. Back to spreadsheets and reports. Happy Hump Day! Go hump someone you love :rofl:

diyana
03-10-2010, 10:02 AM
Happy - Your DH gave an accurate description on what acupuncture feels like. I don't even feel some of the needles, some pinch a little (like a light rubber band snap), and some do send shockwaves through your body - not in a good way! :lol: I sure hope it helps! My DH will likely be trying acupuncture in a few weeks. When I had the acupuncture in my back, my acupuncturist told me to take it easy the remainder of the day (no Zumba-ing or heavy duty exercise) and to drink plenty of water. He said my usual water intake 8-10 glasses/day was fine. Working 7am to 1 am - you WERE working from home, right? I'm glad you were off your foot, and I hope you don't have to put in as many hours today. I won't run wild at Zumba tonight. As for our penguins...we do have 2 on the front porch that stay out year 'round because they are cast iron (I think) and weigh about 75 lbs each! So I put sheets on them at Halloween time and turn them into ghosts. :ghost:

Laura705
03-10-2010, 10:23 AM
Good morning ladies!

Mel - Don't work too hard now, and I hope it goes quickly!

Michelle - Enjoy your Zumba tonight, but take it easy on the tough moves.

Annie - Last night sounded like a very nice evening. I'm enjoying these mild temps too. Keep it coming, Mother Nature! LOL re ruining a good weekend w/ exercise. Those are my sentiments about dieting, ha ha.

Happy - What a loooong workday. Must have been hard to get going this morning. :coffee: I hope DH gets some relief from the acupuncture. I'm glad he found the "sticker" to be thorough.

Hellos to Shad & Ceejay!

Our movie group saw "Shutter Island' last night and I enjoyed it. I found the last half hour or so very gripping. Leonardo Dicaprio did a great job. I like Mark Ruffalo a lot, but his role wasn't all that significant. Usually I've read a review or two of a movie before going in, but this time all I'd seen was the previews, so I didn't really know what it was about except for creepy island and mental hospital. The previews made me think, this could either be really good or really bad, and then the release was postponed from last fall to now, so I was worried... Then bf's mother had seen it and reported that she enjoyed Leo, but was a bit disappointed because it wasn't what she thought. But I'm glad it wasn't a ghost story type of movie and found it very entertaining.

Nothing going on today as far as meetings. Looking forward to Friday, when I take a half day off to go to the Flower & Garden show. Hope I can find a coupon for a discount on the ticket.

Okay, better get busy. Have a great day everyone. :)

diyana
03-10-2010, 11:02 AM
Laura - Glad you enjoyed the movie. I had heard it was suspenseful and a little scary. A psychological thriller sort of. Is that what you thought of it? A half day on Friday to go to the Flower and Garden show! What a lovely way to spend the afternoon. I looked up the website and it looks wonderful! I so wish we had more time this weekend to head down there for it. I've never even been to Navy Pier. Enjoy!

annie175
03-10-2010, 11:45 AM
Happy...they didn't screw up the first time...I HAD A MIRACLE!!

annie175
03-10-2010, 11:47 AM
My apprearance here may be sporadic in the next few days....

My dad had been experiencing his defibrillator firing due to irregular heart rhythm that his pacemaker could not keep up with since around 10 pm last night. He had tried to call my brother and SIL all night long however their phones were downstairs. My brother noticed dad had been trying to call when he went downstairs this morning and called him back. They then called 911. He is at Community East. They do not know why his heart is beating irregular. ER has him on meds to control the rhythm and morphine to "knock him out". Dad is experience very high anxiety and stress because of mom and finances. They also think the defibrillator/pacemaker (all one gadget) could be "misfiring" due to a mechanical failure. I do not care to see his defib go off ever again, his eyes roll back in his head, his head tilts back, the it jerks him about 6 inches off the bed. Dad's cardiologist is in heart surgery until about 1:30 pm today, then will be with dad. I will go back to the hospital around 2pm. I gave the assignment of talking to mom to my older brother. Right now we are only telling her that dad is having a little trouble with his pacemaker and is getting it checked out. Dad goes to see mom every day from about 9:30am-6pm. I am sure when he did not show up this morning, she went into panic mode. My brother and SIL are with her now.
Please pray for my mom and dad.

Love ya's chicks.

diyana
03-10-2010, 12:15 PM
Annie - Ohmygosh!! So sorry to hear about your poor dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom, your dad and your whole family! Luvya sister! Hang in there. :hug:

happy2bme
03-10-2010, 02:26 PM
Oh Annie - your poor Daddy :hug: When it rains it pours. Good thoughts and prayers to all of you! :grouphug: That sounds horrid.

And Laura I am jealous of the flower show. Hoping we could sneak a visit to the Botanical Gardens when we come up in June but I don't know, we won't have much time and it's a long drive (longer with summer construction) from my mom's. Hope you enjoy. Sniff a few for me and take some nice pics :flow1:

Back to work now...

diyana
03-10-2010, 04:12 PM
Yes, Laura, PLEASE take photos of the flower show!! Thanks!

Laura705
03-10-2010, 04:28 PM
Annie - Sorry to hear about your dad. Hope the docs figure out what's going on and FIX IT!! My thoughts and prayers to your dad and mom and the rest of the family. Stay strong! :hug:

All the years I've been going to that Flower & Garden show and I can't recall bringing my camera. No, maybe I did last year. Hmmm. Well, I'll definitely bring it this year! Michelle - you have to get to Navy Pier sometime, but a warning - very touristy and can be sooo crowded in the summer. This time of year isn't bad. If the weather's nice, it's very pleasant to walk outside down the pier to where the expo hall is located (except for the obnoxious PA system blaring music). If it's not nice, I walk through inside, and at one point there's a stained glass window museum to enjoy. BTW, I picked up a $2 off admission coupon from a local bank at lunch time today.

ceejay52
03-10-2010, 07:36 PM
Annie
Hugs, Hope the cardiologist can fix the problem. Sending your dad good vibes and prayers.

ceejay52
03-10-2010, 10:18 PM
yipee i'm off for 4 days.

Shad
03-11-2010, 04:30 AM
Too tired, can't think. I'll be back when my mojo returns.

Annie - hope dad is holding up okay. Hugs to you all

MELODY525
03-11-2010, 08:03 AM
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FROM THE SOUNDS OF IT WE COULD USE A THIRSTY THURSDAY!!

ANNIE...HEY GIRL I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY. SENDING A PRAYER FOR YOUR DAD AND HUGS FOR ALL OF YOU :hug: I HOPE THEY FIND OUT WHAT'S WRONG RIGHT AWAY AND FIX IT!!! GLAD YOU HAD A FEW HOURS OF FUN WITH THE DINNER.

MICHELLE....NO FUNKS ALLOWED ON 3FC :rofl: :rofl: HOPE YOU ZUMBA YOUR WAY BACK TO HAPPINESS. AND HAVE A GREAT ME DAY. ONE DAY SHOULD BE ALL ABOUT MICHELLE AND WHAT SHE NEEDS TOO. :hug:

JEANETTE....SO GLAD TO HEAR YOKU HAVE 4 DAYS OFF. HOW GREAT IS THAT!!! HAVE A GREAT TIME. I LOVE LONG WEEKENDS AND YOU KNOW :beach:

HAPPY....WOW! WHAT A LONG DAY AND A SORE BUTT TO BOOT! WHEN YOU GO TO THE BOTANICAL GARDENS...SNIFF SOME FLOWERS FOR ME TOO! I MISS FLOWERS. SENDING A GOOD THOUGHT OUT TO YOUR DH. I REALLY HOPOE HE FINDS SOME RELIEF FROM MR. NEEDLES. SO MANY PEOPLE I KNOW HAVE....NOW HOPING DH CAN. :hug: ONCE HE GET'S PAINFREE I AM SURE HE'LL HELP YOU KEEP THAT FOOT IN THE AIR :belly:

LAURA...ANOTHER FLOWER PERSON! HAVE A GREAT 1/2 DAY OFF AND YOU CAN SNIFF SOME FLOWERS FOR ME AS WELL. WHEN YOU ARE DONE DOING THINGS TO YOUR PLACE, YOU CAN COME AND DECORATE MINE :rofl: THANKS FOR THE PREVIEW OF LEO'S FILM. CAN'T WAIT FOR IT TO COME TO HBO.....BUT I LIKE ROMANCES THE BEST. :love:

SHAD...SENDING A SISTER A HUG :hug:

:cofdate: GOOD M ORNING CHICKLETTES OF THE UNIVERSE.
NOT MUCH TO REPORT HERE. PARDON ANY TYPOS. AS YOU CAN EXPECT...THE EYES ARE A BIT BLURRY TODAY :rofl: HAVING A MELIDAY TODAY. OFFICE WAS TRULY BUSY WITH NEW LEASES FOR THE NEW YEAR. OURS BEGINS IN APRIL. RICHIE & JEN ARE IN COURT THIS MORNING TRYING TO ANSWER TO COMPLAINTS ABOUT CHILD SUPPORT FROM HIS EX. BUT A CHILD WELFARE PERSON IS SUPPORTING HIM AND SAYING THERE WAS A GLITCH SOMEWHERE IN THE COMPUTER WORKS. HE WAS IN ARREARS AND NO ONE TOLD HIM HIS ACCOUNT WAS "DRY". WE SENT THEM A CHECK FOR THE ARREARAGE(IS THAT A WORD?) AND TODAY'S COURT DATE SHOULD GO OK. I AM OFF TO PUIT FEET UP AND WATCH CARTOONS WITH THE GS....HE LOVES BOB THE BUILDER :lol3: :lol3:
HAPPY THURSDAY!

annie175
03-11-2010, 08:47 AM
Good Morning My Dear Worldies....

Here is the update.

Mom is doing ok and seems to be adjusting to the fact that dad cannot make it there every day. She just keeps repeating, "everything is a mess" we all try to reassure her it is not and could be a lot worse. She is a VERY negative person.

Dad didn't have a very good night as far as comfort and sleep. His enzyme test came back ok so they are going ahead with the stress test today. Docs have not yet found out why he is having irregular heartbeat YET. One thing they have found out is the battery in his pacemaker/defiberlator has gone bad, surgery is tentatively scheduled for tomorrow for replacement. The irregular heatbeat is what triggered the pacem/defib to activate and the battery being bad created extra issues. He is also fighting high blood pressure and keeping his diabetes in check.

Just put a pillow over my head if I get this way. My daughter said she would comply with my wishes. lol

Love the flower show....I would love to go...ours is this week and I have to miss it unfortunately. Dang the luck.

Have a great Thursday and thank you for all your well thoughts and prayers. I appreciate them--lots.

Love and Hugs

diyana
03-11-2010, 09:06 AM
So very happy it's Thursday!!

I'm so happy! I'm taking tomorrow off. It was going to be a resting, relaxing "me" day, but it filled up with stuff pretty quickly. That's okay...it's still nice to have an extra day to get stuff done. I did an hour long Zumba class last night. The class was tough but not as tough as I'd feared. I modified some of the moves so I didn't hurt my back or knees. It was a lot of fun!! I'm looking forward to strength training and Zumba tonight, and more Zumba tomorrow night and Saturday morning! :dancer:

Annie - Glad mom is doing more or less okay. I can imagine that with both she and now her husband being hospitalized it probably feels like "everything is a mess". Good thing she has her kids to keep reassuring her and supporting her. :hug: I hope the docs can figure out what's causing your dad's irregular heartbeat, and get it and the pacemaker/defib fixed ASAP.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers all day long. Luvya, sista. :hug:

Laura - DH and I want to go to Navy Pier one of these trips down to Chicago. The stained glass window museum sounds pretty. Nice you are able to save a couple bucks with the coupon. Are you taking the train, bus or driving?

Shad - I hope you find your mojo. I'm sure it'll return soon. :hug:

Ceejay - Enjoy your time off! You've more than earned it with all the hours you've put in.

Mel - Thanks for the thirsty Thursday thirst-quencher! Ahhhhhh! The funk seems to be just about entirely gone. As for my day off...what was once a "me" day quickly became a run here, run there, do this and do that day! :lol3: Sorry to hear the eyes are blurry. Enjoy your Meliday! I hope Jen and Richie do okay in court today.

Well, I should be getting some work done since I'm off tomorrow. :)


So tomorrow, I have a fasting blood test in the early am, followed by meeting with at least two painters. Then a meeting with a website client in the afternoon, followed by Zumba.

On Saturday, I'm going to do a dog sitting visit by 7 am, Zumba at 8 am, grocery shopping, and another dog sitting visit at noon. After that, DH and I are going to the fishing expo, which should be a blast!!

Sunday, it's one dog sitting visit at 7 am, then a painting estimate. Then hopefully the rest of the day to relax...yeah, right, who am I kidding? :rofl:

happy2bme
03-11-2010, 09:53 AM
Good morning chickie babies,
One more week sliding down the pike. I hear that we change the clocks this weekend. I do miss losing an hour (why is is ALWAYS on the weekend????) as much as I appreciate getting the extra hour back in the fall. We had a gorgeous day yesterday though I did not get out but for a minute. Sunny and warm. Then we got really bad thunderstorms last night - some really loud boomers. Today is grey and damp but it's supposed to warm up to the mid 70's. Hope so. Then it will drop down again and gradually nudge up which is what it does around here. Spring is on it's way though. Will be curious to see what the flower season looks like. We had a pretty intense winter for these parts with several ice storms which may have affected the budding. It really is pretty down this way when things flower up. Sneezy too.

I'm so excited. Tomorrow I can remove the bandages from my foot and put TWO feet into the shower :dance: Been waiting for this for far too long. I will still have to sit on a stool in the walk in shower but you have no idea how much it takes away from the whole shower experience when half of you is hanging out of the tub :lol:

Thirsty Thursdays Mel? :s: OMG does that bring back some foggy memories of days gone past :lol: That would kill me now if I tried it although I could probably down a bottle of wine without issue. Can do Thirsty Thursdays with this month's Margarita theme tho. Your eyes would REALLY be blurring but oh how we'd laugh :rofl:

Michelle - I meant to ask you if you have Zumba pants (I love the sound of that :rofl: ) From the You Tube videos it looked like one would wear loose pants. Somewhere up in the boxes of the attic I have these wild patterned loose knit pants that I used to wear to work out. Zubaz I think they were called? Would be perfect for dancing! Hope you enjoy your day off tomorrow. Would have been nice if you could have devoted it to just a fun day but if you get all the chores out of the way, maybe Sunday could be your fun day (... just another manic Monday - thanks Banananrama ;) )

Annie - good to here that things are stable for the moment but... I am starting to understand the difference between youth and old age. During youth we might run into a string of minor things - get a cold, get TOM cramps, stub your toe, wake up with a hangover. A couple of things in a row which are frustrating but minor. Then you get older and you hit the skids on BIG things. And when you have the big ticket problems like diabetes and heart issues, it really is troublesome as the diseases as well as the meds are complicated. Hope everything will turn out all right for Dad as well as your Mom's peace of mind. I'm sure there's a bit of worry about herself if anything happens to him. And take care of you too since you, like Mel are in charge of keeping everything in order everywhere ;)

Shad - are you tired because of long work days getting everything wrapped up on the job site? Or it is just the natural run out of gas feeling when you finally do sit down after things are frantic? Take care of yourself - get some rest and recharge the batteries. You have been doing alot of travelling too which is tiring in and of itself.

Ceejay - yay to the end of twelve hour days (at least for the next 4!!!!) Did you get the thunderstorms last night too? What are you going to do with the time off besides sleep for one day? :lol:

Laura - that stained glass museum sounds lovely. The last time I was at Navy Pier was so long ago - actually it was when Shad came out to visit. They didn't have an awful lot of shops but the expo center was nice and we were able to catch some tall ships out on the lakefront. I remember the original Navy Pier - where they first held the Taste of Chicago festival. That was a real dump - they revamped it quite nicely. Have a good time at the Garden show. Are you dragging the BF with you? Mine would gladly go as he loves taking pictures of flowers. We're trying to figure out if they ban cameras from Toyota Park as he would love to take some shots at the concert with a real camera - not the cell phone. They said no pictures at the Eagles concert we went to and pffffttt - flashes all around. I was ticked because with the seats we had, we would have gotten some amazing shots. (Glen Frye may have gotten old but I still think he's kinda cute ;) )

Time for me to get to work now. Have a good one peeps.

annie175
03-11-2010, 10:14 AM
Happy....I understand your excitement of showering without plastic coverage on foot. I had to so that when I broke my ankle after giving birth to DS. It just adds to misery. Happy showering. Yes, old age ailments, that is why I say just stick a pillow over my face. Serenity Now!!

CHELLE...ALMOST forgot...goodluck at WI today...I am rooting for ya my sista.

happy2bme
03-11-2010, 01:12 PM
...when I broke my ankle after giving birth to DS.

:yikes: Yikes Annie - that must have been ONE helluva labor pain there! Cripes just what you need with a new baby - a broken foot.

happy2bme
03-11-2010, 01:13 PM
And yes Michelle - good luck with your WI today :crossed:

annie175
03-11-2010, 01:38 PM
Oh and BTW...ECVS (EHarmony) has struck again.....this guy that has come through my line 3 or 4 times asked me for my # last night. I gave it to him (cell). He actually called and left a message last night, not sure on this one. Message was sweet but may be a bit crazy. lol, aren't we all?

ceejay52
03-11-2010, 02:07 PM
Annie
Stress may be the cause of you dad's problems. I'm glad they are finding the problems and are fixing them.

diyana
03-11-2010, 02:43 PM
Happy Friday afternoon (well, okay....it's Friday for me!) :lol:

Weigh in at Weight Watchers went okay. I lost 0.6 lbs. Not bad...but I'm 4 pounds shy of the goal Annie set for me. It's okay, I will get there. It'll probably just take another 2 or 3 weeks.

Happy - Thanks for the reminder of turning the clocks ahead. I would've forgotten for sure. I saw on the weather those thunderstorms you and Ceejay were getting last night! Sheesh, those looked bad! How exciting to get your bandages off!! :woohoo: Enjoy your shower tomorrow. I don't have any Zumba pants...or even any Zubaz pants. Zumba.com has some great workout gear, but a little pricey for me right now. And it's stuff that would look better on thinner women. Mostly I wear exercise pants (ankle length) and t-shirts. In the summer, I'll wear capris...or shorts if I get really, really brave. I'm hoping to get everything done tomorrow and Saturday and have Sunday be my Fun Day - my I don't have to Run Day. To kind of gear up for what hopefully won't be a manic Monday.

Annie - If you have any misgivings about this guy....either don't go out with him....or meet in a public place. Do not get into his car, or let him know where you live. I'm met DH through a personal ad he placed. But I had some one and done dates with a few others from ads, including one that was really creepy, before I met DH.

Ceejay - Were the thunderstorms really bad last night where you live? They looked bad on the weather radar.

Well, just about an hour and a half 'till the weekend! :woohoo:

Love to all,

Laura705
03-11-2010, 03:45 PM
Ceejay - Enjoy your 4 days off!!

Shad - Is the mojo back yet?

Mel - Enjoy the toons. Hope R's support thing gets taken care of.

Annie - I hope your dad's stress test goes okay and that the battery replacement also goes well. Doesn't the pacemaker keep the heartbeat regular? I should hope that once the pacemaker (if the battery was the only problem) has got a fresh battery, the beat will go back to normal. I'm sure it's not as simple as my Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm theory, but I can hope! :goodvibes:

Michelle - I work right downtown so I'll just hop on the bus and it's a short ride to Navy Pier. That's why it's nice for me to just go on a weekday, right from work. That and it's not as crowded on a weekday afternoon as on the weekends, and I've learned to just go by myself so I can linger as long as I want. ;) Too bad your "me day" turned into "errand day". But Saturday sounds fun, and Sunday is looking good, so enjoy your weekend. :) Oh, and yes, psychological thriller is what I'd call Shutter Island. Congrats on your loss - you'll get there, just don't give up. As for me...sigh. I won't say I've given up, but as to eating - I certainly can't say I've been trying. I didn't exercise last night, but at least exercise has been better than eating. Scale was not nice to me this morning.

Happy - I hope you didn't lose any landscaping to the cold and ice storms you had down there. I don't mind losing the hour Sunday morning if I'm getting extra daylight in the evening. It must be driving you nuts to have to keep one foot dry when you're showering! Enjoy your full shower! No, I'm not dragging bf to the flower show. I prefer to go at my own pace. I was just thinking the other day if Toyota park will be named that for much longer... can they lose naming rights because of their problems (like Tiger could lose his endorsements...)? Re cameras at concerts - we experienced the same thing at the Billy Joel/Elton John concert - not allowed, but you'd never have known it! Something scary about the workout pants is that bf still has a couple pair of those "crazy pants" (that's what we called them), but thank goodness he only wears them in the house before bedtime ...and when I ask him to drop me off at the train station in the morning. God forbid he ever get's pulled over! :yikes: Last night we went out to eat and we'd just walked out the door when he realized he still had his slippers on - and he just said "the heck with it". They sort of look like moccasins, but I still teased him about it.

I had an extra meeting and now an extra project to work on this afternoon. Shouldn't be too bad though. Tonight I'll do my next new Margaret R. workout since I didn't do it last night. I renewed the organizing book I checked out of the library - my progress has been slow, but it's really making a lot of sense to me.

Okay, back to work.

diyana
03-11-2010, 04:05 PM
Laura - I'm sure you'll have a great time at the flower show going at your own pace. That is the big advantage of going solo. Also, if you can take public transportation straight from work...that's even better. I, too, would gladly give up an hour of sleep on a weekend to get extra sunlight in the evening. BF went to dinner in his slippers, huh? I guess it's good he wasn't only wearing his robe and skivvies! :rofl: You found a good organizing book? Do tell the title/author, please! Have fun doing your workout.

Well, I'm gonna pack it up for now. I'll check in when I can over the weekend!

Hugs,

ceejay52
03-11-2010, 07:52 PM
I've enjoyed the most beautiful day. Slept half the day due to the storm last night. I thought it was going to get ugly as we had a tornado warning up to the direct hit of the storm. We did have some horrific lightning and very loud thunder. The lawn has been raked of all the debris left from last fall and the Rav 4 has been cleaned inside and out. We are suppose to have more nasty weather after midnight.

My plans are to go to Paragould tomorrow afternoon. The high school that I graduated from is having a dinner/show with local talent tomorrow night and Sauturday is the uncle's luncheon. After the lunch get together on Saturday I'll take my aunt shopping. There will be no time to rest but it will be enjoyable.

Mel
I like this "thirsty Thursday". What on the agend for Friday?

Michelle
Enjoy your extra day off and I'm hoping that it will be a beautiful as today was for me.

Happy
As a matter of fat I do have a vacation day planned for the end of March. I'm going to Springfield, mo to visit with my sister and her family. My sister is having a baby shower for her son's and his girlfriends baby that is due in May. and of course I'm going back in May to meet the little one. I'm getting excited about it.

Shad and Laura hope you day is going well.

ceejay52
03-11-2010, 07:58 PM
Michelle
Congrats on that.6 pound loss. At lest it was not a gain.

Laura
Guess you bf wanted to be as compfy as possible. I bet no one noticed that he had on his slippers. Enjoy the flower show. I'm with Michelle what book are you reading about organization.

annie175
03-12-2010, 07:50 AM
Good Morning...

Chelle....Rockin on the loss. I am so very proud of you.....this weekend's assignment is to stay away from most carbs and all sugars....cause I love ya chickie....and am rootin' for you.

Hi to all...no real time for personals...I am sorry....all morning in staff meeting then leaving at noon, good news.......dad is "ok" persay, he is having his battery replaced this afternoon, and if all goes well, fingers crossed, prayers said, he may get to come home this evening, if not tomorrow morning. Mom is actually "ok" with this, she really doesn't know all the details, but that is ok too, mostly because dad will be alright.

I love ya's and appreciate all your kindness and prayers. Busy weekend ahead with dad and mom and getting tires on car tomorrow. Yikes. I may not be back till Monday.

Have a terrific weekend. Much love and many hugs..

ceejay52
03-12-2010, 10:24 AM
It's raining this morning but not storming.

I'll be out of town this afternoon. Talked to my aunt last night and she's getting over bronchitis. She probably doesn't need to be out in this dreary weather.

No time for personals. Every one enjoy their week end.

MELODY525
03-12-2010, 11:01 AM
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GOOD MORNING ALL AND HAPPY FRIDAY TO YA.
I AM ON A P P BREAK AND WORKING TODAY. WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU ALL LATER....

ANNIE....I DID READ YOUR POST ABOUT THE MOM & POP STORY. HOPE THE DOCS CAN HELP MDAD OUT IN A HURRY AND MO0M ADJUSTS TO HIM NOT BEING THERE. I TOLD JEN TO GET THE BULLETS OUT WHEN I GET LIKE THIS!! :rofl: :rofl: I USUALLY ASK "DO YOU STILL HAVE THE GUN"...THEN I TELL HER TO GET BUSY LOADING IT!!
SENDING YOU LOVE...

AND LOVE TO THE REST OF YOU.
I WILL BE BACK OVER THE WEEKEND OR MAYBE TONITE...DEPENDS ON THE EYES. :moped:
HAVBE A GREAT DAY AND A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.

diyana
03-12-2010, 11:31 AM
Happy Friday ladies -

Since I had a fasting blood test early this morning, I slept in until right before. Then came home, had some brekkie and starting gathering stuff for the meeting with my website client. Going to make a quick run to the pharmacy and have lunch with a friend before the meeting. Then it's an hour long Zumba class at 5:30. Both my painting estimates called to reschedule their appts. Doesn't matter really, because a guy came out yesterday that was highly recommended from a friend and I really thought he was experienced, knowledgeable and best of all honest! I hope to get his bid early next week and I SOOOOO hope it's in the ballpark, because I really want to hire him. Tomorrow, it's pet sitting, Zumba, more pet sitting, Sports Show. Then on Sunday, it's pet sitting and two painting estimates. I did appreciate having a little time for me today. :)

Ceejay - Hope you're having a nice time in Paragould.

Annie - Wow! No Sugar and little carbs? Sheesh, girlfriend! Okay. I'll do it. Glad to hear dad is doing better and that mom is okay too. Hope you have a good weekend and get a little time for yourself. Take care of you, my sista!

Mel - Don't work too hard, okay.

Well, I've gotta run now. Wishing everyone a great day and a great weekend!

Love you all,

Laura705
03-12-2010, 12:57 PM
Before I forget: The book is: Organizing from the Inside Out, by Julie Morgenstern. See if this link works: http://www.juliemorgenstern.com/Products_Books_OIO-2.php

Ceejay - sounds like you had a nice day yesterday w/ some outdoors time. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Annie - Glad to hear dad is okay! Have a great weekend, including the double date. :love:

Michelle - Glad you got some of your "me day" back and I hope your lunch is nice. It's great getting recommendations - we now have a "go to" plumber thanks to the recommendation of a neighbor. I hope the recommended painter's estimate is in the ballpark, especially since you really seemed impressed by him.

Mel - take care of those peepers and have a Happy Friday and a great weekend. :jig:

Hellos to Happy & Shad. :spin:

My half day today, and I don't have time for much of anything after troubles getting into e-mail, a phone call about an icky thing to follow up, and a training session about our migration to Microsoft Outlook e-mail (coming up Monday afternoon). I wasn't planning on taking my laptop home this weekend, but I really should do some major e-mail cleanup before the migration. Hmmm. I'll just have to tackle it before I leave today and on Monday.

Off to the flower show within the hour. :) I need to pick up some batteries for my camera and get my CTA transit card loaded w/ more $$ for my bus trip to/from Navy Pier.

Have a great weekend everyone! Don't forget DST this weekend - "Spring Forward". :flow1: :flow2:

MELODY525
03-12-2010, 03:48 PM
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YES...THIS IS THE WEEKEND FOR TURNING THE CLOCKS AHEAD....SO HOW FAR CAN SPRING BE???:flow1:
MUST BE CLOSE NOW. MY FACE IS A MESS AND I ASKED THE OFFICE TO TAKE THE AIR FRESHENER OUT OF THE LOBBY. MY SKIN IS ALL BURNT LOOKING. GOD SAVE ME FROM MY FOOKING FRIENDS. TO SAY NOTHING OF HOW MY UPPER CHEST FEELS :rofl:
ANYWAY.....................THE MONEY WAS WORTH IT. I NOW HAVE ABOUT 1200 TO PAY FOR MY WHEELCHAIR REPAIRS IF THEY EVER LOCATE THE REST OF THE MISSING PARTS :faint: EYES ARE A BIT BLURRY SO THIS IS SHORT...

ANNIE...SENDING HUGS FOR THE PARENTS AGAIN AND FOR YOU :hug:

CEEJAY....HAVE FUN IN PARAGOULD AND ENJOY THE SHOW!

MICHELLE...CONGRATS ON THE LOSS!! SDOOOOO MUCH BETTER THAN A GAIN :cheer2: SORRY YOUR DAY TURNED OUT TO BE A GOPHER DAY!! LOL

HAPPY....IT WILL FEEL SO GOOD TO GET WASHED FROM HEAD TO TOE...ENJOY THOSE MOMENTS OF LUXURY! :hug:

SHAD....WISH I COULD SEND A REAL HUG :hug:

LAURA...THE PANTS AND SLIPPER STORY WERE TOO FUNNY! YOU SHOULD SEE SOME OF THE OUTFITS I DRIVE DOWN TO THE STORE IN DURING THE SUMMER....BUT PEOPLE THINK "OH THAT POOOOR WOMAN" WHEN THEY SEE ME AND I CAN GET AWAY WITH IT! :lol3:

DON'T THINK I FORGOT ANYONE. I NEED A REST AND A SHOWER AND SOME SOFT JAMMIES.
OH.....ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT RICHIE...THEY RAISED THE SUPPORT ONLY $10 A WEEK...THE JUDGE TOLD HIM HIS EX CANNOT GET BLOOD OUT OF A ROCK BEING HE IS STILL UNEMPLOYED. THE JUDGE IS HAVING CHILD SUPPORT INVESTIGATE RICHIE'S ACCOUNT TO SEE WHERE HIS MONEY DISAPPEARED TO. AND HE WAIVED THE COURT FEES FOR NOW....THERE ARE 2 MORE HEARINGS TO BE SCHEDULED TO CLOSE THIS DEAL. BUT THE JUDGE TOLD RICHIE TO RELAX AND NOT WORRY. THE KIDS BROUGHT HOME THE CASH I SENT THEM WITH. I DIDN'T WANT RICHIE TO BE PENNILESS IN CASE OF ANY OUTSTANDING COSTS OR FEES. SOMETIMES A JUDGE WILL HOLD YOU THERE TILL A FRIEND OR RELATIVE COMES TO BAIL YOU OUT. THANK GOD THIS JUDGE WAS A GOOD ONE. SO ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL AND I NEED TO GET OFF HERE!!!!

Shad
03-12-2010, 05:48 PM
Morning all,

Woke up this morning with sharp pain between the shoulder blades. I guess I will survive, but it is not feeling too great right now. Thought a hot shower might do the trick, but nope, not a hope. Just have to hope that gentle movement through the day will get me past it.

Annie - so pleased to hear that dad is doing okay. Your family must be living on a bed of nails waiting for the next thing to happen. But there again, the next thing might be something good. Let's hope.

Michelle - I remember going to Navy Pier in Chicago with Happy and her DH. We also went to the Bot gardens and a butterfly house as well. It was a fun day. If I remember rightly we went on the ferris wheel as well. And I saw both old and new in that there were tall ships sailing on the lake and jet fighters in the sky.

Laura - enjoy the flower show. There is one coming up here as well. Sometime around the end of the month. Same one as I went to last year. It's on the weekend that I am due to leave for home. Not sure whether I will go or not yet.

Happy - glad to hear that the foot is out of jail and that it can get wet again. Nothing like a wallow in a bath or a long hot shower to make the body feel better. And it just doesn't seem the same when one bit misses out on the action.

Ceejay - enjoy your time off. It will go too fast anyway.

Mel - Glad to hear that Richie came out of that one okay. An increase of even $10 will be a burden for him though. I sometimes think the court is not fair on the fathers at times. Don't get me wrong, they are his kids and he should be contributing to their upkeep, but many times the mother has taken up with another man and doesn't always need the amount paid in for the kids. Sometimes the money does not go to the intended benefactee anyway, and sometimes the controlling parent is just plain greedy. I wonder how those who are paying the child support are expected to get on with their new lives and pay their own way. Certainly is not a lot left after the tax office and child welfare agencies get their whack out of what passes for pay these days.
Off the :soap:. I need to do some shopping for food for the next couple of weeks. It will only be fresh stuff. I've got enough 'staples' to last me out although there could be some interesting meals on the way.

I need to write a list. See ya

MELODY525
03-13-2010, 08:18 AM
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HAPPY SATURDAY ALL.
OUR WEEKEND IS GOING TO BE DARK AND QUIET. RAIN AND MORE RAIN. IT'S LIKE A HURRICANE OUT THERE. BUSHES ALL BENT IN 1/2 AND RAIN SMASHING DOWN ON THE WINDOWS. :rain: THAT'S OK BY ME...OUR GRASSES NEED WATER FOR SPRING GROWTH AND WE CAN GET RID OF ALL THE SOOTY SNOW. JUST RESTING UP THIS WEEKEND AND RECHARGING MY INNER BATTERIES :beach:
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND:moped:
** I forgot...I have seen 187.5 on the scale a few times this week. If it lasts, that would be 6 lbs down this year.

LAURA...I'LL CHECK OUT YOUR BOOK LATER. HOPE YOU ENJOY THE FLOWER SHOW AND THE PICS COME OUT. GOOD LUCK WITH THE E-MAIL CHANGE.

JEANETTE....HOPE THE AUNT FEELS MUCH BETTER VERY SOON. THE WEATHER DOWN BY YOU HAS BEEN SCARY!!! IS ALL THAT CLOSE TO YOU? I' SAW A LOT OF DAMAGE IN YOUR STATE ON THE TV. STAY SAFE MY SOUTHERN FRIEND.:hug:

MICHELLE....YOUR WEEKEND IS A BUSY ONE FOR SURE. LOTS OF PETS AND ZUMBA. HOW IS THE DH'S BACK?? DID THE SHOTS WORK AT ALL?

SHAD....HAVE YOU TRIED COLD COMPRESSES OR ICE? NOTHING WORSE THAN BACKACHES WHEN YOU WANT TO BE MOVING AROUND. :hug: RICHIE'S JUDGEMENT WAS THE MINIMAL AMOUNT AND IT HAD TO BE DONE. THE KIDS ARE OLDER NOW AND THER HAS BEEN NO RAISE FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS. JUST SORRY IT HAD TO COME NOW WITH UNEMPLOYMENT :rofl: WHAT A JOKE. HOPE YOUR JOB OVER THERE KEEPS YOU IN THE MONEY FOR AWHILE....SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE I KNOW IS LOSINGA JOB OR THEIR HUSBANDS ARE. I THOUGHT THE COUNTRIES WERE SUPPOSED TO BE RECOVERING....INSTEAD IT SOUNDS MORE LIKE WE'RE ENTERING A DEPRESSION!! FEEL BETTER MY FRIEND :hug:


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I SMELL SOMETHING SOAPY & SQUEAKY CLEAN COMING FROM THE SOUTH...MUST BE OUR MISS HAPPY IN THE SHOWER!! ENJOY THE TOTAL SHOWER!

Shad
03-14-2010, 03:37 AM
Afternoon all,

The things I do for this thread. Today I decided to go into the mountains and do some walking. I chose to walk the Olinda Falls Track.
So I drive off up to the mountains, find Olinda, check out the map and proceed to try to find this @#$@#$ park. I drive up and down hills, up and down single lane dirt tracks way out in the bush. I go up and down Falls Road and can't see the place. On the third trip up the road, I see a sign - covered in scrub. I get out of the car and go have a look. Yahoo, the Olinda Picnic park is up the road. At least I am on the right track. So raising the dust, up the track I go again. Still can't find the place - no more signs. I think I will just go to the Natioanl Rhododendron Gardens instead. But stupid me, I find myself still trying to find this stupid #$%%^ park. Down the track I go AGAIN. About halfway down, I glimpsed the back end of a car off the road and no one about. AHH HA. Reverse up the track and down this rutted lane and lo and behold I have found the place. One thing I can tell you about the Olinda Picnic Park - the loos are very handy. Anyway, I walked the walk, took a few pics and then went to the Gardens. If any of you have seen the photos I took of this place some years back when the Kurume Azaleas and the Rhodo's were in bloom. This time, there were few flowers but it was still very pleasant. I'll be looking at the photos some time tonight and you will get to see them later. You better bloody enjoy them. Someone needs to put up their hand to wash the car as well. Oh I guess that's me!
Oh yes I went to Miss Marples again, but the people were hanging out the doors again. I should have tried for the earlier morning tea, rather than driving up and down dirt tracks. I'm destined not to eat there I think

Hey Mel, did you enjoy the DVD????

Right - time to think about what is for dinner, if anything. I'm not that hungry

MELODY525
03-14-2010, 08:24 AM
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GOOD SUNDAY MORNING. HAVE A GREAT DAY.
LIGHTS ARE KILLING MY EYES TODAY SO I'LL BE BACK TOMORROW. LOVE TO ALL :love:

MELODY525
03-14-2010, 08:25 AM
Shad....i Haven't Watched It Yet. Been Busy With Kids And My Eyes!! Lol Soon Though.
EDIT: THAT WAS SOME TRIP FOR FINDING THE PARK!! BUT I HAD A GOOD LAUGH OUT OF IT SO IT REALLY WASN'T FOR NAUGHT :rofl: :rofl: I FELT LIKE I WAS THERE IN THE CAR WITH YOU :lol3: lol3: OMG I AM STILL CRACKING UP OVER HERE. BUT I'M GLAD YOU FOUND IT!! HOPE THE BACK FEELS BETTER TOO:hug:


:wave: OK....I'M BACK.
:cofdate: LET'S TRY THIS AGAIN. WHEN I TURNED ON THE PC THE LIGHT WAS JUST TOO MUCH. MUCHO PAIN. NOW I AM FEELING BETTER. RAIN AND MORE RAIN. WIND AND MORE WIND. THANK GOD WE STILL HAVE POWER. BUT LAST NIGHT I WAS WORRIED. FIERCE WINDS WERE BLOWING THE TOWN APART. SCARY CHIT SKIPPY!! :yikes: YESTERDAY WAS BUSY. WINDOWS LEAKING ON DIFFERENT FLOORS, FRONT DOORS STAYING OPEN CAUSE OF THE WINDS, WATER IN THE LOBBY..... GEEZ!! NOT THE QUIET WEEKEND I HAD ENVISIONED!!:faint: MOTA HELPED ME AS MUCH AS HE COULD BUT MOTHER NATURE WAS IN CHARGE OF OUR AUTMATIC DOORS!! THE CAULKING FOR THE WINDOWS WILL HAVE TO WAIT TILL THE WALLS DRY. SO I GAVE THE TENANTS COINS FOR THE WASHER & DRYER TO KEEP THEIR TOWELS DRY. WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO:dunno:
THAT'S THE WEEKEND SO FAR. WE'LL SEE WHAT MOTHER HAS IN STORE FOR TODAY.

Laura705
03-14-2010, 03:23 PM
Hi everyone! Still need to resize a couple photos from the garden show to post here. Show was alright. I think maybe every other year is probably adequate. My expectations seemed too high this year for what I actually experienced.

Be back when I have photos to post.

Laura705
03-14-2010, 05:14 PM
Another couple photos, if they fit

ceejay52
03-14-2010, 09:06 PM
Shad
Hope you back is better and glad that you found the garden. You sure went to a lot of trouble to find it.

Laura
Those pictures are beautiful.

Mel
What an awful week end you have had with those torrential rains. Hope things has calmed down.

I had a fun time at the dinner musical onFriday night. There is a lot of good local talent. The time change is nice even though my body has yet adjusted to it. Tomorrow will be a better day.

happy2bme
03-15-2010, 02:02 AM
Hi all,

Sorry I didn't get here over the weekend. It was a busy one. I am going to try and go into the office tomorrow even though my foot is still very tender and lets me know in no uncertain terms if I've been on it for too long. At least I will give it a try. I'm really happy too - got a call from Mom on Friday night. We invited her to come visit for a few weeks as well as go to the beach house with us. She has gotten to the point where she no longer wants to travel alone. (I knew this was coming). She was talking to my SIL who loves to travel and loves to drive and she (God bless her soul) offered to come down from Milwaukee, pick my Mom up and drive her to our house. They will rest a day or two and then we will all go down together. My SIL is alot of fun and she has a nice cozy van. DH will not have to drive or it will be minimal so he's :dance: It will be fun to have more people. Every one of us is excited about it.

I did do some grocery shopping and laundry and a bit of cleaning this weekend. Probably up more than I should have been. The foot is hurting this evening so I put it up while I watched TV. Having a really hard time falling asleep too - last night I didn't fall asleep until 4:30am - tossed and turned for 3 hours! I took an antihistamine tonight in desparation. Am feeling a little sleepy so I hope it helps.

Mel I saw the rains on TV - what a storm you had. Glad you stayed dry. Sorry about Richie getting gouged, I agree with the comments about sometimes the ex's really stick it to the men (unfairly). He seems like a good and caring Dad. I hope your eyes clear up and don't be giving away your quarters just because you got an extra check :no:

Laura - I took a peek at the Garden Show website. I would get all hung up on wanting to do all kinds of things that would never get done with our yard - that's too much of a temptation to me but looks gorgeous. At least you got a good walk around. Thanks for the pictures!

Ceejay - are you as tired of rain and chilly weather as I am? I noticed things are starting to bloom though. Spring is here in the south.

Shad - I hope your kinks work out and thank you for travelling vicariously for us even if it didn't turn out quite right. I was pleasantly surprised to get your envelope yesterday. Thank you so much. Will write you this week.

Annie - hope everything worked out ok with the folks :grouphug:

Michelle- did your painter recommendation come through for you? Always nice to throw business at someone who is a good referral. Reward good work. Did you have any fun besides Zumba?

Ok, it's wayyyyyy past my bedtime - we are looking at maybe 5 hours - not nearly enough. I probably won't post tomorrow morning - takes me a long time to shower yet. So happy Monday - make it a good one. We are going out to dinner with friends tomorrow night so I'm looking forward to that.

Shad
03-15-2010, 04:02 AM
That's Monday done and dusted. Maybe I might get some time to finish this doco before I go. One nearly down and one to go. And the carbon brushes keep coming back to haunt me. I shall be busy until the end.

happy2bme
03-15-2010, 08:07 AM
why are the carbon brushes such little buggers? :dunno: BECAUSE THEY CAN! :lol:

Hope you don't burn out before you leave Shad.

And a good Monday morning to the rest of the Worldlies :wave:

diyana
03-15-2010, 09:03 AM
Happy Monday!

I had such a great long weekend! I got a lot done between pet sitting, Zumba, errands and painting estimates. DH and I got the Christmas decorations off the front lawn, since the ground has finally thawed! We got a lot of rain/fog/drizzle this past week. There is just a couple small patches of snow left in the shady areas. The mud has mostly dried up! Yay! And it's supposed to be in the mid 50s all week! :woohoo: And we have daffodils, tulips and day lilies just starting to peek out of the ground!! :flower: Of course, the long range outlook for Saturday is mid 30s to low 40s with rain and a chance of the "s" word! :nono: I got a call from my boss over the weekend to say that an announcement was made on Friday when I was out that my whole team will be reporting to a new boss, effective in about a month. I know this new boss, and although I've never worked for him...he seems like a really good guy. As long as I have a job and a paycheck, I'm happy.

Laura - Thanks for posting the link for the book! I just went to my library's website and placed a hold on the book so they'll call me when it comes in from another branch. Good luck with the migration to MS Outlook email. Thanks for posting photos from the Flower Show. It looks much bigger and better than what we see here. DH and I will have to get down to see it some year.

Mel - It's a bummer that they raised Richie's support. At least the judge made it only $10. Thanks for asking about my DH. He's not sure if the shot worked. His knee was really hurting yesterday, but he did a lot of crawling under desks for work on Saturday and walking at the Sports Show. Congrats on the weight loss!! Our rain/wind storms weren't nearly as bad as what you had. Sorry you had so much water in the lobby and with the leaky windows. Glad you made it through.

Shad - I hope your upper back/shoulder pain has subsided. Thanks for sharing your memories of Navy Pier. Sounds like you had a great time there! That was quite an excursion you had finding Olinda Falls Park!

Ceejay - Glad you had fun at the dinner show! I'm still adjusting to the time change. It's dark when I go to work, but it was last week as well. It is nice having the extra hour of daylight in the evening!

Happy - What on earth are you doing up at 1 am? Sheesh, girl! You're supposed to go into the office in the morning. Whatever you do, do not overdo it. So glad your SIL will be bringing your mom down for a visit - so nice that she loves to drive as well. Have fun at dinner tonight, and be sure and put your foot up as much as possible (even at work - use a box under your desk or another chair or something). As for me, my fun this weekend included Zumba (Friday and Saturday), the Sports Show on Saturday and relaxing a bit yesterday. Definitely a nice productive weekend that was well balanced with fun and relaxation.

Annie - I hope the date went well, and that Mom and Dad are doing okay.

Well, I suppose I should get some work done!

Love and hugs,

annie175
03-15-2010, 10:31 AM
Good Monday Morning and Back at it....

Dad still in the hospital...nothing too serious. Couldn't get the incision to stop bleeding. Took him off blood thinners (duh), will see if that works. Mom was a little better yesterday. Everyday is different with her.

The freak from CVS called me Friday night, needless to say I will NOT be answering the phone again...get this...he is unemployed, drinks too much, a smoker, and the kicker...lives off of sugar momma's. Said he would give up all that if I would give him a shot. WTF...no way, born at night, but not last night and I am really not a blonde. He spent all day Saturday blowing up my phone. Yesterday was peaceful with only one call. I will not answer and he leaves these pathetic messages. It is almost funny.

Blind date was fun, but not a go. This may sound pety, but his nose was so stinking LONGGGGGGG, I couldn't get past it, got to the point where I would catch myself staring at it. It was obvious he drinks too much also. His cheeks and nose were red, and the more he drank the deeper red his nose got until it finally turned a deep purple. Holy Cow, what a site...back to the drawing board. LOL

Shad...you should write a book that is hilarious. Glad you finally found it before you went completely nuts.

Happy...don't push yourself with re-couping the foot. If it gets too much for you at work, GO HOME!!

Chelle...a new boss can be a good thing. Good luck with that.

MELLIE....Good grief you would think that office KNOWS if they want you working there, to not have smelly crap around. Sheesh. Glad Richie's ordeal came out ok.

Laura...Pics are nice, guess the flower show was a success.

Ceejay...hidee ho!

Hello's to all.

Love and Hugs,

diyana
03-15-2010, 11:59 AM
Annie - Hope your dad's condition improves soon so he can go home. Sorry eCVS turned out to be eStalker or at least eLoser. Sheesh! An unemployed smoking, alcoholic, money grubbing leach is not what you need. Good for you for letting your phone go to voice mail. Let me know if you change your phone number due to the freak. Sorry the blind date didn't work out either. A big purple nose, huh? It would be hard not to stare. My team's transition to the new boss won't be 'till mid April. Sounds like everything in our jobs will remain the same, we just have a different leader. No biggie.

I could use another weekend. Maybe I needed one more nap. Oh well, I'm taking Good Friday off, so that's just 3 weeks away. Our company is giving us the afternoon off anyway, so it's only "costing me" 1/2 a vacation day.

I've got two 1/2 hour Zumba classes tonight and a strength training class. But I may take a pass on one of the Zumba's so I can go home and shower BEFORE pet sitting. Otherwise, I'll definitely be up past my bedtime.

Laura705
03-15-2010, 12:03 PM
Ceejay - Glad you enjoyed the show.

Shad - I would have given up after a couple passes on trying to find that park! Sounds like you're busy as heck at work. When it rains it pours.

Happy - Your beach house plans have come together nicely! Take it easy on that foot today!!!

Michelle - You had a nice weekend. :) Isn't it always the case that something important happens when one's not around? I logged into e-mail this morning to find out about a very serious work matter that occurred on Friday that will keep our department and others busy this week. Oh, I made that chicken/beans recipe you posted the other day - very easy and tasty. We cooked the rice separately. I will make it again, but I think we'll skip the rice and serve it in tortillas as soft tacos instead. Nice that the recipe isn't too huge like some slow cooker recipes can be.

Annie - Sorry the double date was a bust. And I think the CVS guy sounds really scary - he's knows where you work and he has your cell phone number. I hope he stops w/ the calls and just disappears. Be safe!

Mel - Glad Richie's support matter is under control and with the minimum increase. Sounds like the rain you got was really awful. Saturday we had a very steady drizzle - lovely day for the St. Pat's Day parade. I managed to get the dog out for a walk before the rain began.

The garden show on Friday was nice, but nothing spectacular. Guess I'm spoiled. I may reduce my attendance to every other year and focus on getting to the real gardens in my area. Sorry I didn't provided info on my photos when I posted them. The Little Shop of Horrors was from an exhibit called Tablescapes by a floral designers org - not really gardens, but very creative table settings! Another photo was from an exhibit depicting Alice in Wonderland (red queen), and the 3rd photo was just a colorful section of another garden.

On the way home Friday evening, I learned that my neighbor's father passed away that day. We're going to the wake tonight. Saturday and Sunday were generally ho hum. I did the 4th workout from my Margaret R. dvd on Sat. morning. Did a bit of groc. shopping (including Trader Joe's), that's about it. Dog walks on both Sat. & Sun. - with Coal on the short leash. He did a good job, considering he's accustomed to running all over on the long flexi-leash, LOL.

Okay, back to work. Have a great day everyone. :flow1:

ceejay52
03-15-2010, 12:57 PM
Happy
Most diffinately ready for some warmer temperatures. Spring is making itself know in thesee parts too.
Glad that your mom is coming for a visit. She will like the beach.

Mel
Saw the storms on the news last night. Hope you are okay.

Annie
OOOOweeee, I'd be a little more skeptical on handing ou my cell phone number. The description of that last guy sent shivers up my spine. Maybe he's gotten the message to back off.

Michelle
Glad you enjoyed your week end. Sometimes they just aren't long enough. Think I"ve been spoiled by my 5 day week ends. I had trouble staying awake yesterday from the time change and I went to bed an hour early.

Laura
You are doing good in the exercise department.

I'm at work. I was told this morning that one of the elevated tanks was being taken off line this week for inspection and cleaning. The plant is being operated by the pressure guage and I'm not use to this--We usually have a guage to monitor the feet of water in the tank. I'm having to get up and down more often. So far, so good.

MELODY525
03-15-2010, 01:03 PM
NJ DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY BUT NOT OUR IMMEDIAE AREA. THANK GOD WE HAVE ELECTRIC. I JUST WANTED TO POST SO YOU DIDN'T THINK I MIGHT NOT HAVE POWER. WE'VE BEEN HANDLING ALL THE WATER LEAKAGE AND DAMAGES TO THE BLDG & TENANT'S CARPETS ETC. JUST CAME UP FOR A PEE BREAK AND GOING RIGT BACK DOWN. I FIND IT FUNNY THAT IN MY YOUTH I WAS A DRAMA QUEEN AND NOW I AM THE ONE THAT CALMS EVERYONE DOWN. :lol3: :lol3: AS FOR ME...I'M JUST TRYING TO KEEP WARM AND MAKE SURE MY CHAIRS FULLY CHARGED IN CASE ANYTHING ELSE COMES OUR WAY!! :brr: HOPEFULLY WE WILL SEE SOME SUN TOMORROW AND DRY OUT A BIT. THE GOOD THING ABOUT LIVING ON THE HUDSON CLIFFS IS NO FLOODING!!! :rofl:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY. I AM GOING FOOD SHOPPING TOMORROW IF THE TEMPS GO UP. SEE YOU TUES AFTERNOON OR WEDS. :moped:

PS....LAURA....LOVED THE PICTURES AND ESPECIALLY THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS PLANT! :rofl: :rofl:

annie175
03-15-2010, 01:48 PM
MELLIE...yeah local Indy news was showing Jersey's flood. It looked horrible. I was thinking and praying for you....glad you are ok.

Ceejay...I am not too worried. They cannot find me through a cell number.

Oh crap, I forgot to tell you all. The CVS I work was robbed Sunday. I wasn't working. The dude went back to the pharmacy and held a gun to them and took the money and oxycontin (sp). Whew weee, see God does have me in the palm of his hands.

diyana
03-15-2010, 02:41 PM
Laura - Good for you for getting all that exercising in. Sorry to hear about your neighbor's father. Very nice of you to go to the wake. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Ceejay - I hope your work week goes well with the elevated tanks being offline.

Mel - Glad to hear you have power and that you didn't get flooded. Isn't it funny how things that seemed so dramatic and upsetting to us in our youth, now just roll off like water off a duck's back? I know for me, I've gained a lot of perspective over the last 5 or 10 years.

Annie - Gee, between eStalker dude and a robbery...sounds like CVS had their share of a**holes this weekend. Glad you weren't there.

annie175
03-15-2010, 03:32 PM
Yeah Chelle...and just think, I live in a fairly calm part of town. Yikes!!

annie175
03-15-2010, 03:51 PM
Shaddie...that pain sounds familiar....gallstones??

Shad
03-16-2010, 02:49 AM
No, no gallstones. It's too high up for that. I think it is the bed I am sleeping on. It's been on and off for a couple of months, just right now is ON although it is improving.

Going out to dinner with one of the guys I worked with in Jakarta tomorrow night. He lives way out in the sticks and hates coming into town. So I guess if I was living in Melbourne I wouldn't get to say hello much less have dinner with him.

Laura - the flower show looked good. I like some of those quirky floral displays. good on you with the exercise. I'm about to go do a yoga dvd (if the shoulder lets me finish it will be good)

Mel - take care in the rain and floods and power outs. Don't buy too much food. If the population is running scared about shortages and blackouts, they buy up everything under the sun and the prices skyrocket. And really people, think about it, can you actually cook it?????? Is their power or gas available????

Happy - so pleased to hear that Mum is coming down for some of your holiday. You won't know what to do with yourself with all that sunshine.

Michelle - zumba ing along. You must really love it. Glad to hear it was a good weekend.

Ceejay - back at work?? those 4 days went fast.

Annie - hugs to Mum and Dad and hope they get back on their feet soon. Must be worrying for them with your health care systems and costs like that. Sorry, I smiled at the lousy dates you had this weekend. I'm off out with a toyboy tomorrow ha ha.

So, before I go make dinner, I'd better have a go at this exercise otherwise it will never get done. See ya.

happy2bme
03-16-2010, 08:18 AM
Good morning one and all,

Last night I took a Actifed so I could sleep and it worked wonders. Usually I have night lights on scattered about the house for those middle of the night potty runs but I guess I forgot to turn them on. I fell into a deep sleep and woke up this morning just as the radio (alarm) popped on. It was PITCH DARK in here. First thing I thought was we had storms and the power went out. Then as my brain woke up I realized if the radio was on the power could not be out. Then I hoped with all my might that it was Saturday as it was very dark and the bed was very comfy. Then I realized it was Tuesday and yes, I had forgotten to turn the night lights on and I did indeed have to get out of bed. :( Darn it's dark with this daylight savings time thing!

Shad - I am hoping you feel better. I would think travelling as you do your body would have to get used to all sorts of new kinks not being in your regular surroundings, particularly your bed. Yoga sounds like something good to stretch out the knots. I think you would like it down here in the spring - flowers are starting to pop - we have pinks and yellows at the moment. Mother Earth is waking up after a long winter's snooze.

Annie - gosh - I wish I had better advice on where to pick up a companion. The line at the CVS does not seem to be the place :lol: I think after a while I'd be paranoid about talking to anyone but you can't go through life like that. Hope someone comes through soon :crossed: Glad to hear the parental units are doing better on the mend. I felt the same way when we had a daylight armed robbery just down the street here at the Kroger - BUT THIS IS A SAFE AREA! I think these people were looking for drugs and money too. Drugs and their related crimes are getting more commonplace. Scary. Just glad you weren't in the middle of it.

Mel - did you dry out yet? Thank goodness you have power. I hope the rain leaves soon and washes away the bad weather. Also hope this is not a signal of spring rains to come. The storms seem to be more wild lately. We'll have to get you one of those yellow fisherman's slickers :lol:

Michelle - at least if you're getting a new boss it's nice that it's someone you have heard good things about. How nice of your current boss to let you know instead of you coming in and getting blindsided.

Well I better get my keester in gear here. Hello to Ceejay and Laura :wave:

Catch you later...

annie175
03-16-2010, 09:20 AM
I've got sunshine on a cloudy day.....It is beautiful here in Indy, high today 56 and sunny! 65 by Thursday....Snow showers on Sunday...that doesn't quite fit...

Visit with mom was good last night. She seemed to be in better spirits. I took her a Snickers candy bar. I mean, WTH, she is dying a slow death, so what if she craves chocolate and I give her some occassionally. That's my story and I am sticking to it.

Dad is on the mend. Once they get the bleeding to stop from incision, he gets to go home. He is griping about the food, so I say he is feeling better.

Shad...maybe we should write a book together. Your travel woes and my dating woes. Wouldn't that be hilarious? Have fun with toyboy, hope it goes better than my experiences.

Happy...they say that any kind of light can interrupt the sleeping. Maybe you should leave the nightlights off to get better sleep. I was even told the little bitty red light on the DVD player that glows can interrupt your sleep. Try no lights for a few nights, see how that goes.

Not much else, am kinda glad...enjoy your day ladies,

Much love and many hugs.

diyana
03-16-2010, 10:07 AM
Happy Tuesday -

I'm counting my many blessings today...cuz it's better than thinking about the painting estimates that we can't afford and the compromises we may have to make, and I'm also trying not to think about my left quad muscle which is bothering me when I walk. But compared to Happy's foot pain and compared to lots of other folks, I'm doing really, really well. I did just 1/2 hour of Zumba last night. Today, I'm going to walk at lunch since it's going to be in the upper 50s! And I'll do 1/2 hour of Zumba tonight followed by pet sitting.

Shad - I hope you have a nice dinner with your former co-worker. A toyboy, huh? ;) How was the yoga DVD?

Happy - Glad you had a good night's sleep. We keep a nightlight on in the bathroom for the late night potty runs. The dark mornings don't bother me with the time change as it is always dark when I get up at 4:30. But I do really enjoy having it be light out later. It means the doggies can stay outside and play unsupervised longer, which makes them more tired at night. :) You already have your spring flowers? I can't wait 'till our bulbs bloom. It's way too early to purchase annuals as we may still get more snow and frost. As for the notification about the new boss, what was even nicer was that since my current boss was out sick yesterday...his boss came over and asked if my boss had called me. I told him yes, and asked him a few questions about the transition, which he was more than happy to answer.

Annie - I think you're right to give your mom chocolate. Let her enjoy all the time she has left. When my mom was diagnosed with 4 inoperable brain tumors and given 6 months or less to live, she asked us if she should quit smoking. My sister and I both told her if it gives her pleasure, then do it. She eventually had to quit when she required constant oxygen.

A big :wave: to everyone!

Lots of love and hugs,

ceejay52
03-16-2010, 12:29 PM
popping in to say hello :wave:

annie175
03-16-2010, 04:05 PM
Hey back at cha Ceejay!!

Chelle...is painting your house yourselves out of the question? Could you recruit some friends to help and maybe knock it out in a weekend? I know that is asking a lot of friends. Just a thought.

Everyone have a great night, I am off to CVS....hi hoe hi hoe

MELODY525
03-16-2010, 04:33 PM
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ANOTHER LONG DAY FOR ME. BUT JEN AND I HAD TIME FOR A LONG CHAT TOO. SETTLING SOME BILL TALK AND LOOKING AHEAD TO THE SUMMER AND WAYS TO CUT THE COST THIS YEAR WITH THE KIDS. WORKING ON CHEAPER MENUS AND ACTIVITIES. WHAT WILL BE WILL BE.
THE BLDG IS UNDER CONTROL AND THE WEATHER CANNOT BE MORE PERFECT. STILL TOO COOL FOR RIDING BUT NICE TO SIT IN THE SUN. HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT DAY. :sunny:

ANNIE...THANK GOD YOU WEREN'T THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE BAD DATE AND THE PHONE GEM. FORGET ECVS!!! IT'S BAD NEWS. ALL LOSERS SHOP AND LOOK FOR DATES. yikes: GLAD THE PARENTS ARE DOING OK!

CEEJAY~ HOPE THE NEW WAY OF WORK IS OK TILL THE CLEANING GETS DONE. LOTS OF NEW EXERCISE FOR JEANETTE!!! :running: AND I AM WAVING BACK TO YOU :wave:

SHAD~ HOPE THE PAIN GOES AWAY. I WAS WONDERING HOW THE "PLUMBING" IS??? NO BACK UPS???? I GET PAIN WHEN I GET CLOGGED! :rofl:

HAPPY~ I WOULD MISS MY NITE LITES TOO!! I HAVE THE KIND THAT ARE FLAT AND STAY ON ALL DAY. THEY HAVE A GREENISH GLOW AND REALLY LITE UP THE PLACE WITHOUT BLINDING ME!!

MICHELLE~ A HUG FOR THE QUAD :hug: HOPE IT WILL BE FEELING BETTER VERY SOON. HAPPY ZUMBA CLASS!! A HUG FOR DH'S KNEE TOO :hug:

LAURA~ I HEAR YA ON G0ING EVERY OTHER YEAR. BET THERE ARE SOME VERY NICE "REAL" GARDENS. I HAVE TO LOOK AT THAT BOOK STILL. I WAS THINKING OF YOU AND BF....I WENT DOWN TO MEET WITH A VENDOR AND WENT BAREFOOTED...HE ASKED ME IF IT WAS SUMMER ALREADY!! :beach:

MELODY525
03-16-2010, 08:13 PM
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:drinkup:HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!:irish:

:patrick:WISHING THE LUCK 'O THE IRISH TO ALL OF YOU FOR TOMORROW.
:cupgold:JUST IN CASE I WON'T BE HERE TILL LATE.
:luck2you:WE'LL BE HAVING THE WEARIN 'O THE GREEN TOMORROW IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM.
:goldpot:ALL 99 "IRISH" TENANTS! :kissluck:

Shad
03-17-2010, 07:46 AM
Had a wonderful dinner and a whole range of laughs with G tonight. We wandered out to the vineyards and had a drink and admired the view. Then we drove down to a place called Rustic Charm @ Wild Cattle Creek. Dinner was wonderful. We started with an assorted platter to share - had red pepper, red pepper dip, mushroom dip, olives, 'roo meat, terrine and feta with bread and biscuits. G had a steak which darn near covered the plate and I had pork loin with a lovely crisp salad of cherry tomatoes and mesclun and green apple. We were too full for dessert and paid the bill and now I am home thinking about going to bed.

Actually the back feels better while I am up and moving around but is pretty sore when lying down, so maybe sleep standing up??????

Better go put myself in there or I will never get up in the morning. Catch up then

annie175
03-17-2010, 08:12 AM
Good Morning Happy Humpin St. Paddy's Day!!

CVS was more or less uneventful last night. The phone freak came in, he tried to engage me in conversation while paying at the register. I just gave short answers, didn't smile, and didn't look at him. I am pretty sure he SHOULD of gotten the message. It is too bad he is good looking, but WTH that is the ONLY thing he had going for him. What a LOSER.

MELLIE...wow my back hurts when I have a clog too. Just got past one of the back hurtin clogs a few minutes ago. Do you get sh*t headaches too? Once the turds start flowing, the head quits hurtin.

SHADDIE...well I must tell you, your date sounded much better than the crap I have been getting. Good for you.

Howdie's all the way around.

Have a perfect day!

Hugs

diyana
03-17-2010, 08:54 AM
Happy St. Paddy's Day!

May the luck of the Irish be with all of us today!

I had a fun time at Zumba last night. We danced to songs we hadn't done in awhile, so it was a nice change of pace. My leg and hip are still bothering me a little bit, so I'm taking a pass on the Advanced Zumba class tonight and just going to do some regular cardio at the gym or maybe go for a walk. It might warm up to the mid 60s today! :woohoo: And it's supposed to be nice through Friday, then it'll get cold and rainy on Saturday and up to 7" of SNOW Saturday night/Sunday! :( I hope all the bulbs that are coming up make it through the snow, as well as the pussywillow bush that just started to bud/bloom?

Ceejay - How is work going?

Mel - Always nice to think ahead to the summer and make plans. Glad to hear you're having good weather too and that the building is under control. Have a great St. Paddy's Day in the community room with the rest of the "Irish" residents. I have some of those flat nightlights too. They come in pretty handy.

Shad - Sounds like a lovely evening with your toyboy! :) Sleeping standing up would be a great trick! My back gets sore and stiff from lying down or from sitting at my desk for too long, but Zumba seems to loosen it up. :dunno:

Annie - Too bad the phone creep won't leave you alone. His good looks are probably what gets him all those sugar mamas that he can leach off of, the a**hole. My back hurts when I get backed up as well. Then I eat a Fiber One bar and things move on through...and I feel much better. As for painting the house ourselves...we did consider that...but the way our house is built and the way the roofline is, in order to do the front of the house, we'd have to balance scaffolding on a sloped lower level roofline to reach the upper level, and it just seems really tricky and potentially dangerous for DH's knee and my back. We requested two bids from each painter...one for the whole house and one for just the whole front and the upper level on the back. The bids for the partial job have come in under budget, so we might have to go with that. The sides and back lower level are aluminum or vinyl siding, which may not even need a fresh coat of paint anyway. DH is going to power wash the siding and see if that improves the look a bit. If so, it may just need a bit of caulking. The only trick then would be to match the new paint color to the existing siding color. We're also changing the trim color throughout. Right now, it is a rusty, sort of maroon red...but too red for my taste. We want it to be chocolate brown which would match our gutters.

Happy - How is the foot doing? Are you back at the office full time? Or working from home? I hope you're feeling better and not overdoing it. Remember...R-I-C-E (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation).


I suppose I should get to work. I'll check in later.

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

Erin Go Bragh!

Love and hugs,

MELODY525
03-17-2010, 11:18 AM
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THE SINGING AND DANCING TO THE LOBBY MUSIC IS OVER AND NOW THEY'RE READY FOR THEIR LUNCH. I LEFT A BIT EARLY. I THINK I MIGHT HAVE FINALLY CAUGHT THE INTESTINAL BUG THAT EVERYONE IS SWAPPING BACK AND FORTH. NOT ONLY THE OFFICE NOW BUT THE BUILDING. I COULD USE A MELIDAY ANYHOW. THE HOLIDAY MAKES THEM A BIT CUCKOO!! :crazy:
JUST GOING TO REST UP AND ENJOY SOME QUIETUDE!! :beach:

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

ANNIE....SOMETIMES I GET THE HADACHES BUT MOSTLY I CAN'T BREATHE AND MY RIGHT SIDE KILLS ME! :cry: SO GLAD WE HVE SOMETHING IN COMMON MY WESTERN SISTA!!! !! :rofl: :rofl:

SHAD~ THE QUEEN VIC :queen: IN MELBOURNE IS HAVING THE WORLD STREET FAIR THIS SUNDAY...I'LL RUN OVER THERE AND MEET YOU!! I ALWAYS WANTED TO GO THERE! :dance: THE NIGHT OUT WITH G SOUNDED GREAT...LOVED THE MENU!! YUM!! I COULD GO FOR A STEAK OR THE PORK RIGHT NOW! :hun:

MICHELLE....MAYBE YOU NEED SHAD AND I OVER THERE TO SMACK SOME SENSE INTO THOSE CONTRACTORS AND GET YOU A GOOD PRICE!! HECK...MAYBE WE CAN DO THE PAINTING!!! :cb: HAPPY ENDORPHINS!!!!!

annie175
03-17-2010, 11:42 AM
3 days til Spring
48 days til vacation.

diyana
03-17-2010, 11:48 AM
Mel - Were they singing "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling?" or "Danny Boy"? or another wonderful Irish tune? Are they serving green beer with lunch? I do enjoy green beer. Unfortunately, the cafeteria at work won't be serving that today...or even green 'ritas. :nono: But they are serving Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner or Reuben sandwiches. I'm going for the sandwich along with a cup of Irish Root Soup (I think). Sorry that your tummy isn't feeling right. I hope you have a nice relaxing Meliday so that your tummy calms down. I would love to have you and Shad come paint or knock some sense into the painters! But I think the cost of your airfare would be more than the cost the painters are charging! :rofl:

Shad - I hear there's a tropical cyclone Ului heading for Queensland. It looks like it will hit north of Brisbane....so I hope it misses your home completely. And of course, I'm hoping for no injuries, loss of life and little or no property damage.

Annie - 3 days until Spring. Yup, and we're going to get 7" of snow on the first day of Spring! :crazy: So nice that you're less than 7 weeks away from your wonderful vacay!!

Laura705
03-17-2010, 12:46 PM
Hello everyone!

Annie - Hope the CVS freak got the message!

Michelle - Hope your leg feels better. Sorry the bids are coming in high and DIY is not a safe option. Hey, I thought that siding didn't need to be painted?? :?:

Shad - Sounds like you had a nice date last night. Nice you happened to be in the area where you could get together.

Mel - Sounds like St. Paddy's Day was off to a good start. I hope you didn't catch whatever's going around!! Best to take a Melliday and get that quietude.

Hellos to Happy & Ceejay!

Not having a stellar day, or week for that matter. But I have to tell myself my problems are a wee drop in the bucket compared to others. I went to see Valentine's Day last night w/ the group. I didn't have high hopes, but it was better than I expected. Lots of stars in it, and lots of stories (at least a half dozen) that start out separate and eventually tie together in the end - happy endings. Light entertainment.

Missing my exercise after missing Monday due to attending the wake of my neighbor's father and yesterday (as usual) cuz of the movie. And yesterday it was a nice day and bf still picked me up from the train station! I told him he doesn't have to come get me now that the worst of the winter seems to have passed! :crossed: I generally don't ask for rides because I like the exercise, but bf got into the habit of picking me up and I got spoiled. I prefer it when he and the dog walk towards the train station and we meet up somewhere along the way. :) Tonight I'll walk all the way home from the train station and will exercise.

My left eye is bugging me. I think I'll take off my contacts and put on my glasses. Then it's off to lunch.

Enjoy the rest of the day everyone!

annie175
03-17-2010, 01:26 PM
MELLIE...it is my left side that bothers me. This, too, shall pass. Seems all of us Worldlies have some ache or pain that we all have in common. lol...must be the aging of the chickies.

Chelle...yep, we are supposed to get the brunt of that junk weather late Saturday night and Sunday. I say bunch up all the yuckie cold days and put them together, then get on with the good weather. Are you ready for my next challenge?

Laura...I liked Valentine's day also. (the movie) not the day itself. Get to exercising and tell BF it is his fault you are not getting exercise.

Just talked to dad, he is FINALLY getting released today from the hospital, thought it was going to be yesterday, but he was still having dizzy spells. He is going to stay at my brother's house for a few days....good place for him.

Work at CVS tonight, wonder what kind of crap is in store for me tonight?? LOL

diyana
03-17-2010, 03:09 PM
Mel - It seems at least half the people here at work are sick. Some have an intestinal thing, and others have a bad, bad cold/flu. I just keep taking my vitamins, staying the heck away from them and using hand sanitizer.

Laura - So sorry to hear you're having a crappy week. I hope things get better. And I hope your eye gets better too. Glad the movie was better than you expected. As to whether or not to paint siding...this is our first house. So we really don't/didn't know if the siding had to be painting. So actually, that's what DH and I are discussing now. We originally wanted the siding painted so that the color would match exactly. But once you paint siding, you have to keep painting it every 10 years or so, just like wood. So for now, we are talking about washing the chalky oxidation residue off the siding ourselves, and hiring a painter to do all the wood - 1st and 2nd level, and the color better dang well match.

Happy - You haven't been awfully quiet. Are you okay, girlfriend?

Annie - Another challenge already? I haven't even completed your initial challenge (getting to 214). But if you're ready to give me the challenge, I'm ready to add it to my list. :lol: I don't think I'm gonna make my 209 goal by 4/1...just not very realistic at this point. So glad to hear that your father is getting out of the hospital and that he doesn't have to go straight to being home alone. As for CVS tonight....do not even LOOK at any men. Perhaps those losers need to be screened better like they supposedly do for eHarmony.

annie175
03-17-2010, 04:18 PM
Chelle...I about fell out of my chair laughing when I read...As for CVS tonight....do not even LOOK at any men. Perhaps those losers need to be screened better like they supposedly do for eHarmony....my boss was walking past my office and wanted to know what was so funny. I had to tell her the whole CVS thing. She said you were right. hahahahha I will let you know your next challenge tomorrow. I need to get out of here to go to work. Doesn't sound quite right, gotta get out of work to get to work.

Have a good night chickie

ceejay52
03-17-2010, 07:27 PM
Happy st Patrick's day.

Michelle
Did you say the "s" word. Ummmmm. It's almost Spring.

Annie
Glad that your dad got to go home to your brothers. Hope he feels more himself in the morning.

Shad
Sounds like you had a fun date.

Mel
Now that the party is over you can rest a bit. Did you do any dancing?

Laura
I think you've mentioned it before but how far did you say the distance was between the train station and your home.

Happy
Are you still making it oday?

30 more minutes and Im home for 2 days. Tomorrow I have a mandantory meeting in Paragould.

Laura705
03-17-2010, 09:40 PM
Ceejay - Enjoy your "weekend". It's only about two thirds of a mile between home and the train station. I know I said "all the way home from the train" in my post like it was some huge distance, but all winter bf was picking me up at about the halfway point, so I was just making that distinction between walking halfway home or all the way. Another beautiful day and he picked me up again! He said he did that so that we could walk the dog together when we got home, LOL.

Good night!

happy2bme
03-18-2010, 07:56 AM
Good morning ladies,

No time to post. The house painter is coming early and I have to get out of the house before he blocks me into the driveway. I hope to get on at lunch and catch up with you.

Happy Day after hump day and "tweener" of St. Patrick's and St. Joseph's. ;)

happy2bme
03-18-2010, 07:57 AM
Awww and I heard on the radio this morning that Sandra Bullock moved out of her house because her hubby was banging some tatoo skank on the side. I feel so badly for her - she seems like such a nice, down to earth person.

MELODY525
03-18-2010, 08:08 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS. HAPPY THURSDAY.
I AM FEELING BETTER BUT NOT STRONGENOUGH TO SIT HER FOR LONG. SOME KIND OF INTESTINAL BUG FOR REAL THIS TIME. WENT TO BED AT 8PM AND WOKE AT 7 AM. GOOD SLEEP WITH JUST A FEW INTERRUPTIONS.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY. I WILL THINK OF YOU WHILE I AM ----> :beach:

MAYBE I CAN DO PERSONALS LATER :moped:

annie175
03-18-2010, 08:19 AM
Happy THursday Morning...what a glorious day....man oh man, ALL the birds were singing this morning, the sun was rising, so did not want to walk into the building this morning. High 70, yessireee!!

I am happy to report that CVS was uneventful, not even one good looking or interesting man to converse with. lol

Ceejay..enjoy your two days off. Relax by the pool. lol

Happy...be safe driving to work...

Everyone have a marvy day, will check in later.

Love and hugs,

diyana
03-18-2010, 09:12 AM
Happy Thursday ladies -

I was going to go to the gym last night to do some cardio, but after I got home and dealt with a painter who came to give an estimate, and then got a little website work done, it was past time for class. I did a bit of the Wii Fit though, and I walked at lunch because it was so beautiful out. I'm planning on walking again today. Yay! Tonight is strength training and Zumba, followed by a meeting with my coach and then pet sitting. Tomorrow night is one hour of advanced Zumba and then pet sitting.

Annie - Hope you didn't hurt yourself as you fell out of your chair laughing. :rofl: I'm glad your boss agrees with me. I'm happy to hear that eCVS was "off" last night.

Ceejay - Enjoy your two days off, despite your mandatory meeting today. As for the "s" word, the initial estimate was for 7" on Saturday night, now they're saying 1". I sure hope they are correct now...DH and I would rather not have any snow at all...but we'll take 1" instead of 7" if we have a choice, which of course we don't. :lol3:

Laura - So nice that you live close enough to walk to the train station!!

Happy - Are you getting your house painted too? Interior or Exterior? That sucks for Sandra Bullock. I thought Jesse James loved her. He even shed some tears at her Oscar acceptance speech. What an idiot to wreck his marriage to her.

Mel - Sorry that you have an intestinal bug. Good the you were able to rest last night. I hope you feel better soon.

Shad - I hope things are going well and not too busy as you're wrapping things up.

Patty - Is it springtime in Dallas yet?

I'll check in later, chickies.

Luvya,

Laura705
03-18-2010, 10:43 AM
Good Morning everyone.

Mel - Feel better soon!

Annie - Glad things were calm at CVS last night.

Happy - Roofing and now painting? My wallet hurts just thinking about that! Feel bad for Sandra Bullock. I just checked out a story about the split - the mistress sounds like a sleaze, and the husband too.

Michelle - Enjoy your walk at lunch. I think I'll take one too. I just wish there were someplace quiet to walk to! That's what I get for working downtown. :shrug:

Hi Shad, hi Ceejay!

Hope everyone gets to enjoy nice weather today. Yesterday at work was okay. I guess the week is getting a bit better, but it would be really nice if it were Friday. :D I have one meeting today, a safety meeting being held by our building. Tonight I'll exercise. Last night I did a 30 min. Body Electric show, tonight I might do another Margaret Richard workout dvd I have titled Sculpture. It's 50 min. Haven't done it in a while. And I need to do another load of laundry.

Okay, back to work.

annie175
03-18-2010, 10:47 AM
I love Sandra Bullock, I just hate that for her. Some men are scum...like my ex.

happy2bme
03-18-2010, 01:20 PM
Back again munching on lunch,

I have been pretty good about bringing my lunch all this week now that I'm back to work :D I do admit to buying soup in the cafeteria but have been eating the rest out of my lunch bag. Pepperidge Farm came out with these deli rounds - looks like a hamburger bun smashes to within an inch of it's life but hey, only 1 WW point. I also found some sweet mustard for only 10 calories which is way better (calorie wise) than my favorite mayo. Have added a slice of romaine lettuce to moisten things up and a slice of cheese and meat. Had some rare roast beef yesterday and turkey today. Yummo. I had frozen (although I heated them before I ate them :P ) WW meals earlier this week. I've been good - carefully planned and watched my points and my weight is up 2 pounds from Sunday. NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED. :mad:

Yes indeedy we are getting the outside of the house painted. Sort of. I have a tudor style house - brick on the first level and the 2nd floor is actually panels with the criss cross wood in the tudor style. We thought we needed the house painted but one of the guys who gave us an estimate said we really just need a power wash on the panels and a paint and fix up on the wood trim. So while this is another big punch to the wallet - it's not as bad as it could be. The :censored: squirrels are really destructive down here - they gnaw on everything and cause alot of house damage. DH is about to start shooting them. We are fortunate, even though DH is still out of work with no real prospects in sight right now, he did get the last of a small inheritance from his father's estate. It is paying for this house work - roof, painting and bathroom renovations - which we otherwise could not have afforded. I would have liked to put the money into savings instead, particularly since most people down this way do not maintain their houses, but DH was right in that we need to do it for ourselves and resales value. It is quite a lump of money though :(

Side comment - I really hate the sound of people chewing gum. Particularly when they chew with their mouth open and snap their gum. :frypan: Think there's anyone around me doing that right now? :chin: I also think I smell gas - like natural gas. Hope I don't blow up before I can post this. :shrug:

Laura - when I worked downtown at Michigan Ave and Randolph, we would walk over to the lakefront or in the park to get away from the crowds. I haven't been downtown since they built Millenium Park so I don't know if walking there is an option anymore or if it's just as crowded as the streets are. At least there's no clothing stores or shopping in the park :lol:

Michelle - sounds like the painting is out of the question for you. Maybe power wash is an option? Did I understand you correctly - paint the siding? I assume it's not aluminum then. DH wanted to paint the exterior brick (people down here like to paint the outside brick and the inside wood panelling :dizzy: ) but like you said, when you opt to paint, you have to consider future maintenance and it sounds like you guys are set for a long time in your house. Hope you find something affordable :crossed: I also hope the snow bypasses you completely. It really gets hard to handle this time of year although you know it won't last long. I hear you're getting some teaser weather too.

Oh man, all of a sudden I got hit with a wave of sleepiness. Must be the tryptophan in the turkey sandwich I just ate :rofl: My kingdom for a nap couch please :cool:

Annie - hope you snuck out and enjoyed a few minutes of that 70 degree sunshiney day. Of course that means you have to fight the hookey monster and come back in :^: I dunno girl, I think your chances of finding a good guy are about as remote as me finding a friend down here. :cry: I guess we both just have to keep digging away. Or we should get rescue dogs :lol: Hope Dad is out of the hospital and settled in at the bro's for the short term.

Mel - sending you some ginger ale for your tummy :coffee: Lots of bugs going around here too - I think it's the spring settle down thing. Hope you feel better soon - take it easy on your tummy. :hug:

Ceejay - hope the meeting was worth the trip to Paragould. You seem to put alot of miles on the car.

Lunch is over, I'm still sleepy and I still smell gas. I think I'll go outside for a few minutes. Hmm 64 degrees and sunny. That looks nice. Bye guys :wave:

MELODY525
03-18-2010, 02:21 PM
CEEJAY....HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR "WEEKEND". WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA??? HOPE THE MEETINGWAS SHORT.

ANNIE...MAYBE "UNEVENTFUL" AT CVS IS A GOOD THING:rofl: :rofl: HOW'S MOM & POP??

MICHELLE.....YOU'VE BEEN BUSY WITH THE EXERCISE. HAVE YOU DECIDED ON A NEW CHALLENGE AND IS IT FOR THIS MONTH OR APRIL?? I GOT LOST. :crazy:I HOPE YOU CAN GET A REASONABLE PRICE FOR THE PAINTING AND GET IT ALL DONE.

HAPPY....I CAN'T GET OVER THE 2 LBS. WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT?? MAYBE HIDDEN SALT IN THE SOUPS?? GOOD LUCK NEXT WEEK. GLAD YOU JUST NEED A POWER WASH AND TOUCH-UPS. BUT I HATE TO THINK OF THE COSTS! :faint:

LAURA.... THAT WALK IS A NICE STRETCH BUT NOT SO GOOD IN THE WINTER UNLESS YOU WANT TO SKI! HOW'S THE BOOK???

SHAD...I FORGET NOW IF YOU POSTED ANYTHING...SO I AM JUST SENDING A HUG :hug:

:cofdate: JUST STOPPED IN TO TRY AND CATCH UP. TOOK A NAP AND FEEL A LOT BETTER. JUST WEAKISH. STAYED INSIDE TODAY. LOOKS LIKE THE WEEKEND IS BRINGING COLD TEMPS AND MORE RAIN. GEE...JUST WHAT WE NEEDED! :rain: BUT BETTER THAN SHELLEY'S SNOW!!!HAVE A GREAT NIGHT :scooter:

diyana
03-18-2010, 02:26 PM
Good afternoon chiquitas -

My Weight Watchers weigh in was uneventful. I stayed exactly the same weight. :( But I guess that's better than gaining. :) I was going to walk at lunch today, until I heard everyone coming in saying that it was super windy and kind of chilly. I'm doing strength training and Zumba tonight, and I can always do a bit of Wii Fit if I want to.

Happy - I really like the deli rounds. They're quite yummy. They're a tad more expensive than a loaf of bread though...so I just get my Healthy Life 35 cal. per slice Whole Wheat Bread. Like you, I have switched from mayo to honey mustard. The only time I have mayo is in occasional tuna salad or egg salad, and it is rare that I eat those. Sorry to hear about your weight being up. If you've been tracking your points, I'm sure it's just a fluke. So nice that your painting estimate turned into mostly power washing! We have lots of mold/mildew on the paint from the dampness around here, so that's gotta get cleaned up. And the squirrels don't cause damage to our house, but carpenter ants and woodpeckers sure have. You can hear my gum chewing all the way down in Memphis...no, wait, I don't snap my gum, so it's gotta be someone else. :rofl: DH and I haven't decided about whether or not to paint the aluminum siding. It does extend the life of it...but the paint only lasts about 5 years. The painter I liked best is on vacay and back tomorrow...so I'll call him and ask him if he thinks we could get by with washing our siding rather than painting. As long as he can match the paint color to the siding, I'd be okay with it, as the siding is in good shape - just needs a little caulking. I've read that pressure washing siding is not the best for it...better to wash it with warm water, mild soap (like laundry detergent) and a soft scrub brush, and then rinse on low pressure...otherwise you can risk taking the finish off the siding. I hope you don't have a natural gas leak at work. Did you ask others if they smell it? I hope it's the turkey and not the gas making you sleepy. :hug:

Well, gotta get back to work.

diyana
03-18-2010, 02:30 PM
Mel - You snuck in! I'm so glad you're feeling better! Since you're still weak, just rest the remainder of the day, and this weekend too since the weather will be nasty. I hope, like you, we get rain instead of snow. I don't decide on my challenges, Annie does! :rofl: Thanks for your good wishes about the painting. I'll know more by the weekend after I clarify a couple things with the painter who has come highly recommended but his bid was a little higher than some.

annie175
03-18-2010, 03:05 PM
Good afternoon chickies....just got back from a 35 minute walk. It is so nice outside, and yes Happy, I had to fight the hookey monster. Not too mention Nell was with me saying "let's call it a day". So tempting. Gum snappers drive me nuts, especially when there is no getting away from them. Keep up the good work on WW, you will have a loss next week and it will be a good one. I will send my son down when he gets home from bootcamp..he loves shooting things.

Chelle...you have done remarkable with WW and exercise, staying the same is good. You should be proud of yourself. We ran into a girl walking her boxer. He was so pretty, looked like brown and white velvet, his name was Luke. He also slobbered on my pants. lol

MELLIE...you should go to my brother's and recoup with my dad. I am sure you two would be quite entertaining to each other.

Shaddie...what up my chickie?

Hey Ceejay!

Gotta get, may cut out early due to weather conditions...Sunny and warm!!

Love and Hugs

annie175
03-18-2010, 03:17 PM
Chelle....here is your challenge...It will go thru to June 20th, the first day of summer. This will be your "Dog Days of Summer" challenge. That is 13 weeks. Since you are already the exercise queen, we will keep you exercising the same...however, we will add for all the nice, warm, sunny days a walk to the day...I will be watching your weather on weather.com to make sure you get to walkin...wink wink. Then start WI will be today's weight...218.2<--correct? Pounds wise let's say 199 as the goal. Onederland!! Also with this challenge will be lower your sugar intake and lower carb intake. This will help you get to onderland. More fruits and veggies.

How does all this sound....am I being too tough, man can I preach a great story.

Any other chickies want to jump on the challenge? If so, let me know, I will harrass you too!

Goodluck and I know you can do this Chelle...you just have to stay focused and call me when you have a weak moment. I want this so badly for you. You have put so much effort into it, you deserve it.

Loves and Hugs

annie175
03-18-2010, 03:21 PM
My goodness...I just heard someone yell from the breakroom. "GET IT OUT OF HERE", so I go into to see what kind of trouble someone is having, ha, the TV is on the basketball tourney and he was yelling at the TV. You have never seen anything like March Madness in Indiana. We hoosier hicks are all about basketball.

diyana
03-18-2010, 03:38 PM
Annie - Glad you enjoyed your walk! The boxer sounds adorable! Hella Bella is gonna sniff your pants and wonder who you've been seeing behind her back. I hope you get to leave early on account of the weather. :lol: Okay....so do I have this right? My new challenge is lose 19.2 lbs in 13 weeks, to further limit refined carbs and sugars, eat more fruits and veggies, and to add daily walking to my exercise routine - at least a mile a day, indoors or outdoors, depending on what Mom Nature has in store. I can (and will) do this! Thanks for challenging me, sista! BTW, March Madness hits Wisconsin very hard. We've got two teams in the Big Dance - University of Wisconsin (Madison) and Marquette University (which is located in Milwaukee). Marquette plays tonight; UW tomorrow.

annie175
03-18-2010, 03:54 PM
Ok, sista Chelle...you got it. Isn't the madness a hoop<---as in hoot? lol

Laura705
03-18-2010, 05:11 PM
Hey Mel - Glad you're feeling better! Chelle's right - the weather will be crummy this weekend, so take it easy. I've been making slow progress through the organizing book, but it's making a lot of sense. It started off with the causes of why spaces are disorganized, all the obstacles, including psychological, etc. Now it's getting more specific as to strategy, and I've selected primarily our home office as a project I want to attack, although our garage and basement could also use organizing as well! I've been tempted to jump ahead to the parts of the book that deal w/ the specifics about organizing certain areas/stuff, but I'm doing the background work first, as the author advises.

Michelle - Staying the same is great. You will get there, I know you will. Especially with Annie challenging you!! :lol: I took a walk today in spite of the wind. But definitely not a day for eating outdoors! So I reached my destination, picked up lunch and took it back to a building near my building whose public area has tables for eating.

Happy – Glad the painting is limited and a lot can be power washed. When we moved into our house 10 years ago, we said that when the soffit & fascia started peeling paint, we’d replace it all w/ something maintenance-free, and we did that in 2008. We’ve got vinyl now. And we also replaced our windows too, so no painting that. What’s left is our wooden overhead and regular garage doors, our front and back doors and all the trim on our 3-season room windows – ugh – I’ll try to attach a photo of those beauties. But at least all are DIY jobs. I hope the gas smell was nothing! And don’t worry about the 2 pounds – if you’re watching portions, etc., then it’s just a fluctuation. It’s like Chicago weather. Don’t like it – wait 5 minutes, lol. Okay, not quite the same. My work is not far enough east to be "lunchtime" convenient to the lake and the parks over there. I’m between Wells and Franklin, kitty corner from the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. Today I walked south to the River City complex (about 900 S. on Wells) and back, maybe a mile round trip. That walk is nothing special, and it could be scary at night, but at least there are fewer people to maneuver around.

Annie –Your walk sounded nicer than mine. I did see a dachshund on my walk, though. :) Hope the gum snapper has stopped. How annoying. I hope your dad is settled in w/ your brother and feeling better. Some challenge you proposed for Michelle! I’ll have to give some thought to some sort of challenge – perhaps even yours!

Okay, this isn’t getting my report done, so I’ll post.

Take it easy everyone!

Oh, this is a 2004 photo of Coal w/ the 3-season awning style windows (due for fresh paint by now) in the background:

ceejay52
03-18-2010, 09:41 PM
Got back from the meeting around 4. p.m. and decided to go for a walk at the gym. Walked around the track for a mile. I'm needing a "me" week end.

Happy
I do put a lot of miles on my car. Good for you in taking your lunch to work this week. Next week end is another long trip to Springfield, Mo.

Michelle
I know that you have worked hard this week and I know that you will not give up. Keep on going. I'll try to follow.

Mel
Glad that you are feeling better today. Take it easy.

Annie
Good for you in getting outside to enjoy the sunshine and going for a walk.

Laura and Shad :wave: have a good day

MELODY525
03-19-2010, 08:04 AM
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I WAS NEVER SO HAPPY TO SEE A FRIDAY ARRIVE :cheer3: LOOKING FORWARD TO THE SPRING WEEKEND. HAVING SOME PROBLEMS TYPINGSO THIS WILL BE SHORT. BRAIN IS MALFUNCTIONING :crazy:

MICHELLE....SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT ANNIE PICS THE CHALLENGES AND NOW I SEE SHE WILL BE KICKING YOUR BUT INSIDE AND OUTSIDE FOR A MONTH!! :hugs: HUGS FOR YOU!! :rofl:

ANNIE...BE CAREFUL WITH SHELLEY...I STILL HAVE THE ROLLING PIN :rollpin: :lol3: I WOULD HAVE PLAYED HOOKY (SP) WITH YOU AND WE ALL COULD HAVE GONE TO YOUR BROTHERS AND CHATTED!

CEEJAY....YOU SHOULD BE ENJOYING YOUR TIME OFF BY NOW. I AM GLAD WE BOTH HAVE ME WEEKENDS :hug: :beach:

LAURA....COAL IS ADORABLE. I LOVE THE WINDOWS. THAT'S WHAT EVERYONE WANTS HERE. WHAT I WOULDN'T GIVE FOR SOME LAWN TOO!!! GOOD LUCK WITH THE HOME OFFICE PROJECT. SOUNDS LIKE THE BOOK HAS GREAT IDEAS.

:wave: HELLO TO HAPPY AND SHAD....I AM SURE YOU'LL BE FOLLOWING ME SOONER OR LATER :moped:

diyana
03-19-2010, 10:15 AM
Hey ladies -

I just heard from Annie. She can't get into 3FC, so she asked me to tell everyone hi and to have a good weekend!! And she sends lotsa love and hugs.

I'll be back a little later to do my own post.

--Michelle

diyana
03-19-2010, 11:24 AM
Happy Friday -

I'm so glad the weekend is near, even though it's going to be a busy one between Zumba, pet sitting, usual weekend stuff to do (groceries, laundry) and LOTS AND LOTS of website work. DH's company needs a 20 page website created ASAP - like this weekend! It's probably about 15+ hours of work, plus I've got website work to do for the pet sitting company. So much for seeing Alice in Wonderland this weekend. That's okay...it's all good. The extra $$ will help pay for the painting.

Laura - Keep us posted on how the organizing is going. We really need to organize most areas in our house, especially the home office, garage and basement! Coal is such a cutie! What great windows you have, and I'm envious of the brick and siding you have. I love all the windows you have on your house. Our windows are built so that you can either pull down a screen or the storm window. They're all built in together. Makes changing from summer to winter and back very easy. Too bad you aren't close enough to downtown to walk at Millenium Park...or by the lakefront, but at least you got to see a dachshund. :)

Ceejay - That sucks you had a big mandatory meeting on your day off! Do they give you a comp day for it? What are you going to Springfield for?

Mel - I'm glad that Annie picks my challenges. She makes them tough but reasonable. This one will definitely be a butt kicker though. :kickbutt:

Well, I'd better get back to it since I'm leaving at 1:00 for a doctor appt - just a follow up to the blood tests I had last weekend that'll check my cholesterol, blood sugar and all that stuff.

Since I don't know if I'll have time to get back here the next couple days, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Lots of love and hugs,

ceejay52
03-19-2010, 12:06 PM
michelle
i'm going to Springfield for a visit with my little sister and her family. It's been awhile. I'm getting excited.
I'll get paid a couple of hours for attending the meeting and I sould be reimbersed for my lunch. This is for license renewal.

Mel
Spring comes tomorrow, but our weather people are predicting old man winter to exit with vengence. We may have snow showers Saturday and Sunday. It's a beautiful day but still a chill in the air for me.

i'm taking a break from decluttering the spare bed room or should I say the junk room. I' ve opened one window for some fresh air.

For some reason i'm still smelling that lamb that the person next to me was eating yesterday for lunch.

Does anyone want a Weight Watcher's cookbook. I also have some diet books to give away if any one wants them. Sonoma Diet, Bob Greene, The Biggest Loser fitness and cookbook.

I'm taking some books to put in my bil's library at the church where he is pastor.

Laura705
03-19-2010, 12:47 PM
Ceejay - At least you get paid for the mandatory meeting on your "day off". Enjoy the rest of your "weekend". No thanks re the books. I borrow a lot of books from the library, but I still accumulate too many from buying at the occasional book sale, garage sale and thrift shop. I keep thinking I should offer them to people I know, but I'll probably just end up bringing them all to the library for a future book sale.

Michelle - Hope the bloodwork results are good. Try to grab some "me time" sometime during your busy weekend. What's the big hurry on dh's company's website?! But the money will definitely come in handy, I'm sure! Only our 3-season room has that many windows (on 3 walls); the rest of the house has double hung windows that sound like yours - screen pulls up or down. I work on the west side of downtown, so it's not by the lake or the parks or Michigan Ave., but at least it's convenient to the train stations!

Mel - TGIF - I'm happy for Friday too!! :carrot: I'm sure at some point this summer I will gladly offer you our lawn - bf told me he cancelled the Tru-Green service to save some money. :yikes: I guess it makes sense - it's like $40 per treatment, and of course they offer way more treatments than we probably need. We'll probably just treat the front lawn ourselves and not bother too much w/ the back.

Hellos to Shad, Happy, and Annie! :wave:

Everyone have a great weekend. I almost forgot about book club tonight. We're discussing the book "A Reliable Wife", and I'm sure it'll be interesting if my thoughts are shared by any other members, or even if they aren't! I have to scrape up something to bring for a snack. We always have too much food, so I'm not horribly worried about not giving this some thought and making something from scratch. Tomorrow morning is my hair appt, and that's all that's firmly scheduled. House is a mess so some cleaning (and more laundry) must be done. I'll have to hound bf to get busy, lol.

Okay, time for lunch, so I'll post!
:flow1:

diyana
03-19-2010, 01:27 PM
Ceejay - As much as I would love to read those books, I think I'm going to pass. We have way too many books as it is, and I'm trying to pare down and not get any new ones. I just check them out from the library. But I really appreciate the offer. I think donating them to a church is a wonderful idea. When we donate some of our used books, we take them to the library.

Laura - The big rush for DH's company's website is that they're a nonprofit, and this project is being funded by a conditional grant that requires they have a website in place. Well, it's been months, and there hasn't been the staff resources to get it done...so now they need it done ASAP or they could lose the funding. It's not very complicated...no heavy duty programming...or flashy design...so I can knock it out in a couple days. We don't have a lawn service for our yard. We treat the front with a weed and feed, and the back just with fertilizer, as we've heard reports that Schnauzers are especially sensitive to, and can get seriously ill from, the chemicals that some of the services use and also the chemicals contained in the Weed and Feed. Since we don't let the doggies on the front lawn, we can use Weed and Feed there, but not in the backyard. When BF is done cleaning your house, can he come up here and do mine? :lol:

Shad
03-19-2010, 07:13 PM
Morning all,
Being a real sloth this morning. I've had a long and busy week and I still have some more work to do. I've brought some home with me but how much will get done is a good guess. Last night I went out to a Japanese restaurant in the city for a farewell dinner with friends. It was extremely nice but I am not entirely sure the price was worth it. However the company was great, the meal interesting and the restaurant well appointed and very good customer service.

Michelle - once I get home and back in to the swing of things, I may very well get Annie to set me a challenge. She does it well. I'm far enough away that she won't come running when I slump either. I doubt that she can swim this far.

Ceejay - hope the trip to Springfield MO goes smoothly. For a while there I thought you were coming to visit - since Springfield QLD is just down the road from myplace. Drive carefully. Have to take a pass on the books too but thanks for asking. I've enough to stock a library. And generally speaking I only use a couple of the heap I have.

Mel - keep those bugs to yourself and take good care of yourself. Life is too short to spend time flat on your back (being ill - not what everyone is now thinking) or bending over the loo.

Poor Annie - deprived of our sparkling company. I hope you have a good weekend and get to spend time with the folks. And have some Annie time.

Laura - that book sounds like it has great possibilities. I may have to see if it is available around here.

Happy is probably just as busy as I am catching up with whats been happening while she has been off. Thinking of you.

With that I am off. I am starting to pack up some of my stuff today. All the clothes I won't wear again while I am here. Then it will be a matter of choosing what to wear for the next week and keeping up with the washing and packing during the week. I need to do a small bit of shopping this morning. It will get me through this week and not have much that is perishable left over. I've sort of figured out the menu for the week so it's not a big shop. See you later.

happy2bme
03-20-2010, 01:11 AM
Hi ladies,

I second the happy it's Friday vote. Been a long week. I made it through the work week with foot intact. It's been a super busy one too, no time to notice the foot. I did make progress on my goals for this week but it was very disruptive. I had to leave the house earlier because of the painters, so no time to post in the morning. My lunches were disrupted all week long so I barely got time to read posts and when I got home I was tired and DH and I spent many an evening discussing and firming up plans with things we are doing around the house.

I have not been sleeping well at all this week. A whole lot of tossing and turning - several hours in bed before I fall asleep and have been getting 4 to 5 hours of interupted sleep each night. Part of it is a general disastifaction I think with many things in my life right now. I was never happy with the move down here but we thought it was for the short term - 5 years. Well we have passed 5 years and due to economic conditions it looks like we will be stuck here for I hate to say it - 4 or 5 more years (God help me). This is a bitter pill to accept and it is manifesting itself in ways that are doing me no good. I find I want to mindlessly graze at night - am fighting that alot, can't sleep, my temper and tolerance are not good and I find I just want to escape thinking by sitting in front of the tv or the computer. I know I cannot continue this way - my blood sugar is up though my eating is good so I know it's stress related. I need to find a way to cope with what's ahead of me. I even considered using the EAP program at work to talk to a psychologist but I'm not sure I really buy into that. I pretty much know what my issues are - just don't know how to fix them. And then I chastise myself because I really am fortunate and should count my blessings. I feel like I have turned into the last (good) quarter of my life and sitting here for 10 years is really wasting precious time. I dunno, there is an answer, I just need to take a step back and look at things objectively. So that's that.

Thanks Shad :hug: one more week eh? That sort of went by fast. Must have been those carbon brushes sweeping away the time. I'm glad you aren't working 16 hour days to try and wrap up everything at the last minute. Will you go back home for a while and just work on the house a bit until the next contract?

Michelle - my oh my - another busy weekend for you. At least you'll miss the crappy weather this weekend. A good time to stay in and work. I'm sure you will do a great job on DH's website. How nice of you to offer or did he bat those big ole eyes at you and whisper pretty please ;) ;) ;) :lol:

Laura - we had TruGreen back in Arlington. They sprayed the wrong stuff on our lawn and burnt 36 holes in it from little spots to a 3 foot wide spread. When we noticed that the lazy neighbors next door's neglected lawn looked better than ours we decided it was a waste of money. We just kept them to spray the trees. I remember when River City was first built. I was working down by the Board of Trade and my boss and his wife also worked with me. They lived in Algonquin and due to the nature of our work, many times they worked very late. They rented an apartment and furniture in River City and would stay there and often only go back home on the weekends. The rent at the time was outrageous for a cute but tiny place. AND way back in the 80's I thought - aren't you afraid to walk there at night???? They said no and were ok for the year they rented there. I was amazed that someone would have enough money to pay a mortgage AND rent an apartment :lol: And call me a stubborn old fool but it will never be Macy's or Willis Tower to me ;) They just better not rename Wrigley Field either. :lol: Have a good weekend - stay warm - I'm sure at this point seeing heavy wet snow fall with be depressing. Heard it was nice out the last few days though. Coal is a pretty dog and aptly named. :D

Thanks for the book offer Ceejay - which Bob Greene book do you have? I have most of his except for the Best Life. Weight Watchers I find is easier to use online to look up recipes or use the recipe builder to calculate my homemade stuff which is very handy. Have a good visit with your sister and a safe drive - when is that? I had the back screen door open too - wasn't the air marvelous?

Spring is in the south here. Trees are starting to bloom like crazy and the birdies are all singing songs to attract the ladies. It's actually nice waking up in the morning (provided you got more than 4 hours of sleep).

Annie - hope you have a good weekend with the parents and that the creepies stay out of your check out lane at CVS.

Hello Mellie my friend. Are people avoiding filling Mellie's Belly :rofl: Didn't you just get a mess of crumzo weather again? Come celebrate spring with us - oh wait, it will probaby not be good for the peepers. Are you on call duty this weekend or is it a movie and jammie weekend? Save me a seat and I'll bring up some hot apple cider and Southern Comfort and we'll get schnockered. :cheers: We'll give 'em a sing a thon they will never forget and I'm sure it will be therapudic for us.

The guys did a good job with the painting and repair. Actually it's looks exactly the SAME to me although a bit cleaner. DH can point out all the places they replaced panels and trim and I see a big pile of boards and stuff at the curb so I know they didn't reuse the same stuff. Hopefully we will have a few dollars left to buy some plants for the yard. I'm disappointed that 3 of the plants we paid $40 each for did not make it through the winter - although we did have more snow and ice than usual. DH decided to rip some stuff out of the side yard too including my pretty pink tea rose :cry: it was awfully thorny and hard to clean up around it. We will have to find some butterfly attracting things. Anyway guess I should get to bed - just wanted to check in. Have a good weekend everyone.

MELODY525
03-20-2010, 08:12 AM
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HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING

HOPE ALL YOU CHICKS HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. ENJOY THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING WEATHER. SUPPOSED TO BE NICE TODAY! :beach:

I WILL READ IN A LITTLE WHILE AND POST. THE EYES ARE GIVING ME FITS FROM BEING SICK AND THE LOW FEVER. THIS TOO SHALL PASS. YESTERDAY WAS GORGEOUS AND I DID GET A CHANCE TO GET OUT FOR A FEW. :sunny:
BE BACK IN A BIT.............. :moped:

MELODY525
03-20-2010, 08:34 AM
MICHELLE~ THANKS FOR PASSING ON ANNIE'S MESSAGE. HOPE SHE HAS A GREAT WEEKEND TOO. GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE EXTRA CASH. ALWAYS A WELCOMED SIGHT!! LOL HOPE YOUR BUSY WEEKEND IS A GOOD ONE AND YOUR CHALLENGE KEEPS YOU GOING. MAYBE ANNIE SHOULD BE A TRAINER INSTEAD OF CVS! :rofl:

CEEJYA~ I AM LOVING THIS WEATHER. HOPE YOU ARE GETTINGIT ALSO. WHAT A GREAT IDEA TO GIVE THEM TO THE CHURCH. I NEVER ENVEN THOUGHT OF THAT. I DUMPED ALL OF MINE AT THE LOCAL LIBRARY. THEY WERE THRILLED BUT COULDN'T BELIEVE I HAD SOOOO MANY!:rofl:

LAURA~ EXCEPT FOR HOUNDING THE BF AND THE BOOK CLUB...YOUR WEEKEND SOUNDS LIKE MINE :rofl: HOPE THE CLUB LIKES YOUR VIEWS :lol3: :lol3: YOU MADE ME LAUGH AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT!!

SHAD~ ARE YOU GLAD THIS ONE IS ENDING? AND HERE I WAS THINKING THEY WOULD BE NEEDING YOU A BIT LONGER. WON'T YOU BE MISSING YOUR BRUSHES MY SOOTY FRIEND? :rofl: BY THE TIME YOU GET HOME, THE HOUSE IS GOING TO FEEL LIKE A MOTEL!!! HOPE THIS LAST WEEK GOES WELL AND GLAD YOU GOT TO HAVE DINNER WITH THE FRIENDS. :hun:

HAPPY~ EVERY DAY I SEE YOUR AVATAR I LOVE THOSE FLOWERS! :flow1: IF IT IS ANY CONSOLATION, MY FEELINGS ARE SIMILAR TO YOURS BUT FOR DIFFERENT REASONS OF COURSE. I WENT TO A PSYCHOLOGIST FOR 2 1/2 YEARS WITH JEN MANY YEARS AGO...IT REALLY DID HELP AND I REMEMBER A LOT OF WHAT HE SAID WHEN THINGS CROP UP TODAY EVEN. HE MAJORED IN BEHAVIORAL THERAPY. GETTING RID OF OLD HABITS. NOW, I DON'T GIVE MYSELF ENOUGH TIME TO DWELL ON THE NEGATIVES OF THE DAY LEST IT KEEP ME FROZEN IN THE PAST. IT CAN IMMOBILIZE A PERSON THAT WAY. SENDING YOU MANY HUGS. PART OF THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN YOUR POOR BODY AND OLD MAN WINTER. GET SOME SUN ON THE SKIN. REMEMBER THE EYES NEED TO "SEE" LIGHT FOR 15 MINS MINIMAL IN ORDER FOR THAT TO WORK EFFECTIVELY. SO BRING UP THE SOUTHERN COMFORT AND CIDER AND WE'LL GET SCHNOCKERED IN THE SUN :beach:

MELODY525
03-20-2010, 08:43 AM
LAURA...WITH YOUR PRETTY PINK FLOWER....I JUST ORDERED THE BOOK FROM THE LIBRARY...NOT THE BOOK CLUB ONE BUT THE ORGANIZING ONE. MAYBE I AM MISSING SOMETHING CAUSE MY HOUSE IS CLUTTERED AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!:tantrum:

Shad
03-20-2010, 05:37 PM
Morning all,
Not much has happened here since I posted last night. I'm just catching up on Mel's doings. I think I might take myself out for a few hours to see whatever can be seen around here. The toyboy I went out with on Wednesday suggested I went up to Healesville and checked out the Sanctuary there. That's where a lot of the injured wildlife got taken during the fires last year. I might take in Maryville as well and be back for lunch then work on this document. I was going to write one on Plant Maintenance as well but I don't think I will have time and I don't know who will care anyway.

So I will be back with my doings at some time this afternoon.

ceejay52
03-20-2010, 09:39 PM
Spring has sprung I've been outside more the past two days than I have all last winter. I didn't realize how much I missed this warm sunshine. But rain and thunderstorms tomorrow are predicted.
Two bushes got make overs yesterday and today. They were really grown up underneath. And now I can see behind them better when I drive into the drive way. I'm sore and I hope I can get out of bed in the morning.

Shad
I'll be going to Springfield, Mo next week end if the weather is good. Sounds like you are going to have another day sight seeing.

Mel
I hadn't thought of giving the books to the library. Thanks for the idea.

MELODY525
03-21-2010, 07:51 AM
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IT'S JUST US SPRING CHICKENS!!
HAPPY SUNDAY :cheer2:

:cofdate: GOOD MORNING LADIES OF THE WORLD.
HOPE THE WEEKEND IS GOING WELL FOR ALL OF YOU OUT THERE. IT HAS BEEN A KIND OF BUSY WEEKEND. FALLING SENIORS AND ALARMS. NOTHING SERIOUS...YET!!
I GOT A LOT OF NOTHING DONE YESTERDAY. JUST WAITING HERE PATIENTLY FOR THE ENERGY TO FLOW. SO FAR IT HASN'T. :rofl: MAYBE I NEED ANOTHER DAY OF REST. IT'S A HARRY POTTER WEEKEND ON THE FAMILY CHANNEL AGAIN. :beach:
HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY :moped:

SHAD~ I HAVEN'T BEEN UP TO VERY MUCH. JUST HANGING AROUND. GLAD YOU FOUND YOURSELF A TOY BOY!! EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE IN THEIR LIVES:belly: HOPE THE OUTING WENT WELL. DID YOU GO AND SEE THE ANIMALS. POOR LITTLE THINGS...AND BIG ONES TOO. MOTHER NATURE CAN BE SO CRUEL. I BET THE DS2 AND SUNDAY WILL BE GLAD TO SEE YOU COME HOME. :hug: HAVE YOURSELF A GOOD SLEEP. YOU'LL NEED IT FOR THE LAST WEEK AND MORE PACKING!!

JEANETTE~ I HAVE BEEN OUT MORE TOO. SOMEHOW THAT FEELING OF THE SUN ON SKIN AFTER SO MUCH WINTER AND DREARY DAYS FEELS GREAT...I AGREE. OUR SKIES ARE DARKER TODAY AND RAIN IS COMING HERE TONITE. GET OUT THE GALOSHES AND UMBRELLAS:rain: GOOD IDEA BEING ABLE TO SEE BEHIND THE BUSHES WHEN PULLING UP. YOU CERTAINLY GOT LOTS OF EXERCISE! THE LIBRARIES USUALLY LOVE DONATIONS. SOME CAN ONLY AFFORD TO BUY ONE COPY OF A BOOK AND THEN IT'S HARD TO SHARE IT. SO THEY LOVE DUPLICATES. ESPECIALLY DIET AND COOKBOOKS AND CRAFT BOOKS. SPECIALIZED BOOKS GET TAKEN OUT A LOT AND MANY TIME I HAVE HAD TO WAIT WEEKS TO BORROW ONE. HOPE YOUR DAY OFF IS A GREAT ONE TOO.

ceejay52
03-21-2010, 08:41 AM
I thought I'd be so sore I couldn't get out of bed this morning but I'm at work. I sat in my massage chair last night and took a long hot soak.

It started raining last night but we are having a break from it right now. I'm at work today. The Northwest part of the state looks like they may be getting some of the winter stuff.

Mel
Enjoy the rest of your week end and maybe the seniors will behave. themselves.

happy2bme
03-21-2010, 11:25 AM
It's raining... it's pouring... the old man is snoring...

To quote a children's song. Started last night - a steady downpour still.

Going to be a dreary one but at least it's not the cold just further north.

annie175
03-21-2010, 02:18 PM
Happy Sunday Everyone.....

First Ms. Shaddie...if I give you a challenge, and you spoof up, don't put it past me to show up and surprise you with a visit and the ole rolling pin...lol

Chelle..thanks for posting for me. I don't know what the heck is going on with either A. works computers or B. 3FC in my region. I hope it is not work computers as it is easier for me to post. I know your challenge is going well as you are committed to all that I throw at cha. lol

Mellie..those dang eyes, bless your heart. Hmmmm trainer instead of CVS...I am sure I could get in trouble with that too!

Happy..looks like you all got the brunt of the bad weather...our Sunday went from 40s/snowshowers to 57/sunny/cloudy. SOrry bout cha, but I am liking what we have.

Ceejay...see what a little "Ceejay" time can do for a body. Good for you on the massage chair and soak. Sounds good, I could do the soak thing.

Laura...sounds like your weekend was packed with "things you gotta do". Hope you found some time for you.

My buddy Joe K. that I have known since about 1981, put front brakes on my car for me today. Saved me major bucks. I made him an upside down pizza for his help.

Mom was in rear form this morning. She kept hearing a "bird" chirp in the home and said she never sees it flying around. I informed her it was not a bird but some sort of alarm that was chirping. She said no wonder she never had seen any birds. A few minutes go by and she said "sh*t, I have birds in my belfry". I about fell off the bed laughing and so did she. She is a hoot.

That about wraps it up for me. Hey to everyone.

Loves and hugs,

Laura705
03-21-2010, 02:46 PM
Hello everyone!

Michelle - Hope the website work is going well! Don't overdo it!

Shad - So you're getting ready to go home. Must not be looking forward to that long drive. Fingers crossed that you have good traveling weather for it. Hope you enjoyed the sanctuary or wherever you ended up on Sunday.

Happy – Sorry your plans are not going as you’d hoped. Did you plan to move back near family, or maybe retired or semi-retired? I know you and dh were checking out properties for possible retirement... I think a lot of people have experienced setbacks due to this economic downturn. Keep your eyes on the goal! Maybe the EAP would help because you can talk out your “issues”. But I can see how that might not be useful if you already feel like you talk it out – it’s just that it won’t/can’t change anything. But if it could change how you deal w/ the situation, maybe it’s worthwhile. RiverCity is looking a bit dated compared to the new buildings going up around there, but I guess someone who had a boat to dock there might find it convenient. But it’s certainly not a bustling area. There's a giant vacant parcel of land just to the north.

Ceejay – Glad you took advantage of the outdoor time on Saturday. Our first day of spring was cold w/ snow, sleet and rain. As the saying goes, March is the cruelest month. And this was a cruel joke for Mother Nature to play on us in Chicago! But today is clearer and no precip, so I’ll go for a walk w/ doggy. Fingers crossed your weather holds for good traveling next weekend.

Mel – My energy isn’t flowing yet either but I’ll get out for a quick dog walk and maybe do a workout in the basement. I agree w/ you about donating to the library. If our library can’t use the books in their own collection, they pass it along to the “Friends of the Library” and they sell the books in their quarterly book sales.

Annie – Hope you can get to 3fc on the work computer – you know we’d miss your posts. LOL about mom and the birds in her belfry! Sounds like it’s a bit milder in Indy than Chicago, but I much prefer what we’re getting today versus yesterday!

The book club was pretty good Friday night. And there wasn’t as much food as usual, and the variety wasn’t as appealing to me, so I didn't overdo it on portions. I had my hair appointment Sat. morning and that’s about it for my weekend. Just been squandering the rest of it. We watched "The Hurt Locker" last night. Good movie, but not my usual thing.

Okay, I’m going to get this posted and get out for that dogwalk. Enjoy whatever’s left of your weekends!

diyana
03-21-2010, 04:59 PM
Hi ladies -

After 10 hours yesterday, and another 7 hours today...I finally finished the website for my husband's company. They might request one or two small tweaks this week, but at least I can call this thing pretty much done. And the extra $$ will help pay for the painting. Speaking of the painting, I learned that one of the painters whose quote was $1,000 less than the highly recommended buy was only gonna put one coat on. The extra cost for a second coat by him...$750. So right now, we're planning on going with the highly recommended painter.

Annie - I regret that I haven't exercised at all yesterday or today...too busy with the website work, and now I just want to collapse and relax for a couple hours. I *might* get up the energy to take a short walk before dark or do a little Wii Fit, but I'm not making any guarantees. I did do an hour of Advanced Zumba Friday night though, which was a blast. And while my eating has been fairly good, it hasn't been stellar. Please don't get out the :rollpin: or kick me in the butt :kickbutt: I'm getting back on track for the rest of the evening, and I'll be on my best behavior starting tomorrow.

Sorry, everyone, I just gotta get off this dang computer and relax.

"Talk" to you tomorrow, chicas!

Love and hugs,

annie175
03-22-2010, 08:15 AM
Good Morning Chickie Mommas....

Here it is Monday again!! I guess Humana and 3FC are going to let me in today. Small victories....Not a lot has happened since last night other than baby boy called. They got 20 minutes for phone calls last night so we got to talk a bit more. He is so loving it. I am so thankful for that. He finally fessed up that he has lost 30 lbs since he left for boot camp. So in the last 6 mos (prior to going and since being there) he has gone from 282 to 230. He said he anticipates another 10-20. I won't even know my own baby boy when I see him on June 24, for graduation.

Chelle...you are excused from exercise this past weekend...wink wink, being that you were working and not just sluffing off. You are still one rockin' sista. Back at it and on track today. Have a marvy day!

Laura....The Hurt Locker, people are telling me not to see it, that it might hit too close too home with baby boy. I think they are a little over protective. Are Sunday didn't turn out to badly. 58 and sunny/cloudy rather than the snow showers originally predicted. It was great.

Will check back later, Hi's all the way around.

Loves and Hugs,

happy2bme
03-22-2010, 08:28 AM
Another yucky day today - cold and rainy all day but it will pick up and improve fast as the week rolls in they say.

Doctor's appointment today - do I get released from the surgical shoe and have to learn how to walk in a real shoe? We will see.

Nothing much else going on. Gotta get to work. :wave: to the chicks.

MELODY525
03-22-2010, 08:39 AM
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HAPPY'S IT'S RAINING SONG FINALLY HIT HERE. THE DREARY ARRIVED AND THE RAIN IS ON IT'S WAY. :rofl:
I ALREADY WENT DOWNSTAIRS, REPORTED AND GOT BACK UP HERE BEFORE THE OFFICE EVEN OPENED. GAVE EVERYTHING TO JOHN. I'M JUST NOT ENERGIZED ENOUGH FOR MONDAY MORNING BULL CHIT. :cloud9: I AM STILL RESTING UP A BIT TODAY.
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY :moped:

HAPPY~ SENDING A DREARY WEATHER HUG YOUR WAY :hug: HOPE THE SUN SHINES DOWN ON MY SOUTHERN BELLE SISTER SOON :sunny:

CEEJAY~ DON'T LET THAT WINTERY STUFF NEAR YOU AGAIN!!! :brr: WITH MASSAGE CHAIR AND LONG SOAK, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR DAYS OFF WENT PRETTY GOOD!!

LAURA....GOOD FOR YOU WITH THE FOOD. I TURNED DOWN PARTY FOOD THAT THE SENIORS BROUGHT BACK. THEY WANTED NTO SHARE WITH ME. STILL WAITING FOR MY ENERGY TO FLOW :rofl: HAVE A GOOD ONE!

ANNIE...IF SHAD SCREWS UP THE CHALLENGE I'LL PAY YOUR AIRFARE!! :rofl: :rofl: I AM SO GLAD YOU AND YOUR SON GET TO TALK. THEY ALWAYS LOSE WEIGHT IN THE SERVICE. ALL THAT EXERCISE AND PORTION CONTROL!!! SEND SOME LOVE FROM 3FC TO HIM ALSO :love: HUMANA IS ON THE TV ALL THE TIME AGAIN!! WE THINK OF YOU WHEN WE SEE THE ADS.

MICHELLE...HOPE YOU GET SOME DOWN TIME DURING THE NEXT WEEKEND...LOL YOUR'S WAS CERTAINLY A BUSY ON THIS TIME. I ALSO HOPE THE BEST DEAL IS WITH THE ONE RECOMMENDED. GOOD LUCK AND KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED. :crossed:

MELODY525
03-22-2010, 08:40 AM
HAPPY :wave: WAVING FRANTICALLY!! I SEE THE EGG LIT AND WE POSTED TOGETHER. :love:
good luck with the doctor!! i'll come and pick you up and we can have ritas together somewhere where the sun is shining!!!

annie175
03-22-2010, 09:20 AM
MELLIE....way to delagate the work to John. Rest that bod and get energized. Take a shot of expresso, that will boost your b*tt. I am still not doing caffeine and I don't think you are either, or are you? Heck I can't remember. Yeah, it is supposed to rain ALL stinkin' day here today then be nice and warmer the next 4 or so days. Happy Monday...

Laura705
03-22-2010, 10:18 AM
Michelle - Doesn't sound like a relaxing weekend, but productive! You'll need the extra dough to pay for the painting. Seems like the recommended guy is the way to go. You really have to ask all the right questions. I'm not sure I ever did a paint job that only needed one coat...

Annie - Oh, nice you talked to your son. Good for him w/ the weight loss! Healthier for sure.

Happy - Hope your foot is healing on schedule and you're ready for your usual shoes.

Mel - Continue with the resting, and take a nap for me!

Hi Shad, Ceejay!

Sounds like a lot of you are getting rain today. We've got sun, which is nice, and the week is supposed to be mild. I had a cotton turtleneck sweater on this morning, but was too warm so changed into a lighter shirt before I let home. I'm fighting off a cold and have been popping zinc lozenges. Ick. Hope they work. I took doggy for a walk yesterday afternoon and afterwards did my Margaret Richard Sculpture dvd - upper body workout. It's a 50 min. workout that works everything twice. Some stuff I did twice and some I didn't. I'm sore today. I watched a couple PBS specials yesterday about Chicago's river and Chicago's lakefront. Both were good. Makes me want to spend more time sightseeing in the city.

happy2bme
03-22-2010, 11:01 AM
Good woman Mel - delegating to the others for a change. Now that you are free, I'll be by after lunch with the "happy juice" :beach: If it's raining outside, we'll just take the party inside somewhere where they can't find us.

Laura - enjoy that sun while you can. Crummy time of year - 60 one day, snow the next - really plays havoc with your system. Hope you feel better. I agree with you on seeing the city - kind of get caught up in the work / home thing and we only see the city when we have visitors. Lots of neat things to see although alot of times by the time the weekend comes, just relaxing at home (and doing weekend chores) sounds like the best plan.

annie175
03-22-2010, 11:14 AM
I think you all need to jump my sh*t, all I want to do is eat, I feel like a pig and get no exercise. (other than walking occassionally). Iv'e got Jillian's (Michael) 30 day shred dvd, but haven't even popped the celophane on it. I have had it for 3 months. Dude WTF is wrong with me? Still fighting the 159 lbs. I am going on my beach vacation May 2, that is only 41 days.

diyana
03-22-2010, 01:20 PM
Happy Monday ladies -

I'm fairly exhausted. I did not want to wake up today. After a busy weekend, I'm looking forward to getting into my weekday routine: work, Zumba, shower, eat, sleep. Tonight is two 1/2 hour Zumba classes and a strength training class.

The weather Saturday made me glad I was inside all day. We awoke to 1/2" of snow, and it was cold, drizzly and damp all day. Yesterday, was nice. The sun was out and it warmed up to the mid 50s, unfortunately, I still spent nearly all day indoors. That's okay though...cuz the money I earned working on the website will help pay for the painting.

Shad - So glad you had a nice, albeit expensive, Japanese dinner with friends the other night. Sounds like you've got a great handle on getting yourself and your stuff back home, and preparing for your final week at the job. So did you go to the Sanctuary with the toyboy? Hope you had a nice weekend out.

Happy - I hope you got some sleep over the weekend to make up for the poor sleep during the week. And I hope that this week's nights are more restful for you. I'm so sorry that you are not happy with where you're living and that you feel you'll be there for several more years yet. :hug: :hug: As for the psychologist, I've gone that route before during stressful times, and it has helped me to get perspective, objectivity and to offer suggestions that I haven't thought of. I have often wondered if we made the right decision to move to WI. There are parts of living here that we love, and then there are parts (winter, and being away from family) that are more challenging. As for the website, it was DH and his boss (she knows I work on websites) who asked me what I would charge to do it and how fast could it get done. So I submitted an estimate and said it would be ready Monday, and they accepted. Next time you and Mel do a jammies and movies weekend with cider and SoCo, let me know and I'll join ya! I hope your doctor appt goes well.

Mel - I think Annie would make an awesome coach/trainer! Too bad you had such a busy weekend with the falling seniors and alarms. Glad no one was seriously hurt though. Good for you for delegating Monday to John. :) I agree...the sun is wonderful after a long winter. My doggies are loving it too. On the weekends we leave them outside (when it's nice out) for an hour or two at a time. Then bring them in for a drink of water, and put them back out again. Sorry you're having rainy weather now though.

Ceejay - I'm glad you're not too sore today. This summer, we're going to be pulling out some old ugly junipers that are in front of the house. Sorry that it's raining where you and Happy are. Here it's bright and sunny and will get up to the mid 50s. I'm hoping my workload will allow me a lunchtime walk.

Annie - So nice that you have a friend who was able to fix your brakes! How do you make an upside down pizza? If you've told us before, I apologize for forgetting, but somedays I have CRS (can't remember sh*t). Glad you had a nice visit with your mom. How wonderful that you were able to have a long chat with your son! I'm glad he is enjoying military life so far. Oooooh, Annie, you DO NOT get to challenge me with MORE exercise than I'm already doing if you're not doing your 30-day shred and eating right. :kickbutt: YOUR CHALLENGE FROM ME is to follow your Bariatric eating plan (including practicing portion control), and to do the 30 day shred EVERY DAY that you don't work at CVS, and on the days you do work at CVS, you have to walk at least one mile (indoors or out). Don't make me come after you with Mel's :rollpin: !! :rofl:

Laura - We had a snowy/sleety first day of spring also. It was a cruel joke by Mom Nature. I hope you're able to keep all illnesses at bay. People all around me at work are sick...some with colds, some with flu. I'm just saying :nono: stay the heck away. It's funny you say you don't sightsee enough in your own city. The only time we go sightseeing in Milwaukee is when we have visitors. And our friend in Chicago says the only time she really goes sightseeing is when she has visitors. Silly that we don't take the time to enjoy the wonderful places around where we live.


Alright, sistas, I'm signing out for now. But I'll try and check in later.

Love to all,

annie175
03-22-2010, 02:53 PM
Chelle...I am sitting here with a smile on my face reading your challenge. I would love to do just that, and I can sit here and say I will accept your challenge, but what I really need is someone to come live with me to MAKE me. Thank God I work at CVS tonight and tomorrow night. lol....Just beat me!! I will post the upside down pizza later. I have not posted it so far. Stinker.

Shaddie...where are you, my sista?

Happy...have you tried melatonin? for sleeping.

Later ladies..

diyana
03-22-2010, 03:04 PM
Annie - Sorry, my DH and my doggies would be mad if I came and lived with you. So no excuses, sista, you can do this! Beach vacay is just over a month away. Get to it!

ceejay52
03-22-2010, 06:33 PM
Happy
Didn't know you were upset about not getting to move. Things may work out keep those hopes up. How did you dr's appointment go? Hope the shoe transition goes well. I still had to wear the surgical shoe for awhile due to swelling. Like the avatar also.

Michelle
Sorry you had to work most of the week end.

Annie
I have the 30 day Shred. Do you want to set a time and do it together? I'm anxious to see the recipe for the upside down pizza.

Laura
Do you have allergies? Mine sure has been acting up lately. Feel better soon.

Mel
Did you get to enjoy your day without interuptions?

Shad
Have you got most of your packing done? I know your son and Sunday will be glad to see you.

Shad
03-23-2010, 05:47 AM
Sorry, been busy with work and packing and laundry etc. Nothing much is new here. Just writing the document (now back to 150 pages rather than the 300 it was) and packing my bags. Yes Ceejay most of the worst of the packing is out of the way. Now it is just a matter of putting things through the wash and packing as I go. Same with the foodstuff - there won't be a lot going home - just sauces and salt and pepper and spices - that sort of stuff.

Someone asked if I went to the Sanctuary over the weekend. Yes I did. I didn't go with the toyboy. I went by myself. Then I drove through the mountains and went up to Marysville where those terrible fires had been. It was just awful. Poor little town. I didn't even recognise it. I came back here and took a look at some of the Marysville photos I took some years back and I couldn't even recognise the place. I knew more or less where I had taken the pictures from, but I couldn't find that spot. Couldn't even find the creek. Only about three places left standing in the main street. The trees are all gone. There's a bit of building going on but there is nothing much left at all. It was very sad and quite emotional.
The trees around that area have started to sprout leaves and twigs again, but it will be several years before they get full branches. It is a weird sight to see black trunks reaching up to the sky and a bunch of bright green leaves in clusters around them. Of course great areas of land had dead trees on them. And in the thick forests, the trees are in their bark shedding cycle - it looks a lot better down there. They will be almost back to normal in a year or two. I almost wish I had never gone back there.

Okay, so it is time for bed. We're almost into Wednesday here. Only three more days. Catch you all tomorrow.

happy2bme
03-23-2010, 07:15 AM
Morning all,

Can't post personals this morning - have to get out early and take the car in for routine servicing. I'd better find that money tree soon as the dollars are flying out of this house faster than a strong breeze lately.

Got the ok from the doctor to wear a regular shoe again. He said all looks very good bone wise. My foot is still swollen and tender so I may not be totally done with the surgical shoe yet.

Gotta go get dressed. Will try and catch up at lunchtime.

MELODY525
03-23-2010, 08:07 AM
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HAPPY TUESDAY! HAVE A GREAT DAY ONCE THOSE PEEPERS ARE PRIED APART AND SEEING STRAIGHT!!

MINE ARE A BIT FOGGY TODAY SO I'LL KEEP IT SHORT.
I TOOK A REST FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU YESTERDAY AND I WILL TODAY AS WELL. VERY DARK AND RAINY HERE AND BRINGING ON THE ACHES. JEN'S COMING DOWN AND WE'LL DO SOME ON LINE BILLING AND DISCUSS FINANCES FOR NEXT MONTH.
OFF I GO...:moped:

ANNIE....SHOULD WE WIRE YOUR MOUTH SHUT?? OR JUST BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF YOU!! NO MINDLESS EATING!! IT WON'T SOLVE ANYTHING. GET A HOBBY...PREFERABLY NOT ECVS!!!: :rofl: :rofl:

LAURA....YOU SURE ARE EXERCISINGOVER THERE!! I WAS THINKING WE COULD HAVE AN EASTER EGG ROLL ON YOUR LAWN THIS YEAR...WHATCHA THINK??? :easter:

HAPPY....WHEN MY MONEY TREE GROWS, I'LL SHARE IT WITH YOU. PLANTED IT YESTERDAY :lol3: :lol3: GLAD THE BONE PART IS OK WITH THE FOOT AND SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS FOR HEALING THE REST OF IT!! BE KIND TO YOUR FEET!! GIVE THE FOOT A CHANCE TO HEAL FROM THE INSIDE OUT :hug: LOVING THE FLOWERS!

MICHELLE....GIVE YOURSELF SOME MENTAL DOWN TIME THIS WEEK TOO. KEEP THE SNOW OVER THERE...OR I'LL SEND YOU MY RAIN :rain: LOL

CEEJAY...DID ANY OF THAT NASTY WHITE STUFF MAKE IT DOWN TO YOU?? IT WAS HRD TO TELL LOOKING AT THE WEATHER CHANNEL. COLD TEMPS FLYING ALL OVER THE PLACE :brr:

SHAD.....I WAS THINKING THE SAME THOUGHTS BEFORE YOU LEFT TO GO THERE..VERY SAD. I REMEMBER THE REPORTS ON THE TV OVER HERE. I WONDER WHERE ALL THE PEOPLE HAVE GONE TO. I'M GLAD YOU SAW MOTHER NATURE REPLENISHING THE AREA AGAIN. ONE DAY IT WILL ALL BE GREEN. SENDING A HUG :hug: AND GOOD THOUGHTS FOR YOUR LAST FEW DAYS THERE.

annie175
03-23-2010, 08:09 AM
Glorious Tuesday, the birds were singing beautifully. High today 60 and sunny...yes...and Chelle...you will be pleased to know I have walking on the agenda. We only get about a mile in, but hey, that is better than doing nothing.

Ceejay...yes let's set a start date for the 30 day shred. I can only do it on the days I don't have CVS. I haven't even cracked the wrapper on the dvd. Is it something you have to do every day? I will try to review it Wednesday night. Maybe start on Thursday evening? I can give you my schedule for CVS and I can plan on joining you on my off days. SOund good? Let me know.

Shaddie...too sad about Marysville. It is kind of like going to a funeral viewing and seeing that person in the casket after a long illness, I usually just wish I had memories rather than seeing them. I can still picture my best friend that died when we were 16. She suffered cancer for 2 years and by the end was really not recognizable. A couple of more wake ups then you are off to home, don't work too hard these last few days and safe travels my sista friend.

Chelle...ok, ok, ok, I am doing it. Yesterdays eats were mostly ok. I had a couple of slips. Girl scouts ff cookies and multi-grain Pringles. Both are gone now and today I am on board, at least at this hour I am. For breakfast I had plain greek yogurt (strangely I love this stuff), and an apple with 2T of peanutbutter. Lunch is tomato soup, pineapple and a few grapes. I may have a fiber bar mid-afternoon as I need to keep things flowing (iron). Evening is when I have the hardest time. WOrking at CVS tonight, but I AM WALKING THIS AFTERNOON,

annie175
03-23-2010, 08:13 AM
Oops, it posted before I was done...

I AM WALKING THIS AFTERNOON, as my Chelle will kick my arse if I don't...and ditto back at cha!

Happy...take it easy and slow with the foot sista. Time heals all wounds, it will come, just be patient....or where men are concerned...Time WOUNDS all HEALS. ba haha.

MELLIE...tried to sneak in on me, did ya? Yes, Ms. Mellie...spank me, I've been good...oh, you mean beat me cause I am doing things I ought not? lol Glad the peepers are peeping correctly. hugs

Hello's to all.
Love and hugs.

annie175
03-23-2010, 08:15 AM
Oh and BTW...eCVS was uneventful last night. Did get hit on by a very young (22 or 23 yr old) black guy. He was very very cute too. I just smiled and got back to stocking the shelves. LOL

annie175
03-23-2010, 08:25 AM
Upside Down Pizza

1-2 lbs of sausage, beef, turkey, whatever you like (I used maple sausage and italian sausage, browned and drained.
Pepperoni slices (nuked in paper towel 30 seconds, then wipe grease away)
1 Lg jar of spaghetti sauce (I add a T of sugar or splenda, then a teas. of oregano, basil, garlic)
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (can use FF or Lowfat) (Iused the shredded generic brand of cheeses mozzarella, parmesan, etc)
1 8oz tube refigerated crescent rolls
Any veggies you like on your pizza. Green peppers chopped, onions-chopped or sliced, anything hard I nuke to semi-soft.
mushrooms
black olives

Preheat oven to 350.
Brown, drain meat.
Add spaghetti sauce to meat..mix, simmer for a few

In 9x13 pan sprayed with pam
Spread layer of meat sauce
layer of cheese
all veggies
layer of meat
layer of cheese
Pinch together the crescent rolls to make a top for the layered mixture. Place on top, like a crust.
Bake 45 minutes UNCOVERED. (or till top is golden brown)

MAJOR YUMMY!

diyana
03-23-2010, 10:29 AM
Happy Tuesday ladies -

Last night, I did two 1/2 hour Zumba classes and a 1/2 hour strength training class, and I'm not even overly sore today! Yay! Plus, I love the endorphins! Tonight is 1/2 hour of Zumba, and I'll probably do some additional cardio, in addition to at least a one-mile walk. I gotta fess up though...I stopped at Taco Bell after the gym. It was calling me, and I couldn't resist. Okay...so I've had a slip. Now it's back on track for this chick...I'm going to work out even harder and eat "clean".

Happy - Be careful transitioning to regular shoes. When I had foot surgery, even after I got the all clear to go back to regular shoes, I had trouble as my foot was still pretty swollen and sore, so I'd wear the shoes for an hour or so and then switch to the surgical shoe. Hope the car appointment goes well.

Ceejay - What a great idea to do the 30 day Shred with Annie!!

Shad - I'll bet you'll be glad once you get the docu, laundry and packing done. I hope your last few days finishing up the job go smoothly. Have you heard about the pending contracts for after you finish this one? Or will you get a little break to stay home and work in the garden and on the house? It is so sad to see fire devastation. Coming from California where there are so many bad fires, it's very emotional to see all the destruction to buildings and open space, and worse of course if there were any serious injuries or fatalities. :hug:

Mel - Good for you for taking rest days yesterday and today. Not much time for mental down time this week...unless you count Zumba time, which is always fun and does clear my head and reduce my stress. We don't have any more snow...except in the really shady spots or the mounds of snow in parking lots where the snow plow pushes all the snow.

Annie - I'm glad you're taking a walk today. I'm walking as well. Sounds like your eating is right on plan. Do you eat before you go to CVS? Or do you get a dinner break? Or do you eat after? Thanks for the upside down pizza recipe.

I suppose I should get some work done...or maybe get some more coffee first! :coffdate:

Here's to a terrific Tuesday for all of us (and a wonderful Wednesday for Shad)!

Love and hugs,

annie175
03-23-2010, 10:50 AM
Chelle...if I eat when I work at CVS it is when I get home. Last night I was so tired. I didn't eat at all. I got home at 10:06 and was in bed by 10:09. Just long enough to wash my face and let Hello out to potty. I don't have enough time to eat between jobs and only get a 15 minute break at CVS, that I don't normally take. I didn't need to eat last night anyway as I had eaten the other junk prior when I was being bad Annie. Have a good one.

Laura705
03-23-2010, 12:52 PM
Hey everybody! Just checking in. I'll have to catch up later. :flow1:

diyana
03-23-2010, 01:27 PM
I'm heading out for my one-mile walk. It's only 45 out, so I'll be wearing a jacket. At least the sun is out. :sunny:

Annie, did you get your walk in?

annie175
03-23-2010, 01:50 PM
Not yet Chelle, waiting on Nell to get out of her 1:00 meeting, probably go at 2:30 or so (EST).

happy2bme
03-23-2010, 02:20 PM
well... I was planning on checking you out at lunch time but got called into an impromptu meeting. So much for that. Not sure if DH and I are going to a town meeting tonight - we should but he did not sleep well and is really tired.

Michelle - thanks for the advice on the shoe. You are sooooo right. I put my Reebok on today - a wide roomy shoe and it did feel like I stuffed it in. Within an hour I had it off and made an homemade foot warmer out of hot water and an old Dasani bottle. Don't use water right out of the hot water tap spigot as it will melt the bottle :yikes: Think of the dioxins in that water!!!!

My avatar is blooms from the Dogwood Tree. Got a white one in our backyard which will be blooming in another month or so. The pink ones are really the prettiest. Flowering trees are popping up all over here. Soon the sniffliing and sneezing will begin in earnest. Buy stock in Kleenex now!

Hope you guys are enjoying your walks in the nice weather. And if it's 45 degrees and you are out walking you deserve a special pat on the back! :cp:

I have to get ready for my 1:30 meeting. See yahs. :wave:

diyana
03-23-2010, 02:55 PM
Happy - So sorry your foot didn't like being in a regular shoe. Just curious why you used a hot water bottle and not ice to reduce the swelling? Oh well, whatever works. DH and I love Dogwood trees, but we've never seen pink ones. We just planted a white one in our front yard - it's hard to find any variety that looks like a true Dogwood and is cold hardy enough for up here. I hope ours blooms this year. I know 45 sounds cold, but there was no wind and with the bright sunshine, I didn't even need a jacket on my walk (though I brought one just in case). I hope you choose to relax and rest your foot tonight.

annie175
03-23-2010, 03:20 PM
AAAAaaahhhhhhh, just got back from the walk. It was a bit nippy out there, but wore my fleece jacket that wraps around me twice..it is my old jacket from when I weighed 306. It is probably the only thing I have left from the real "fat" days, as opposed to my "fat" days now. The sun was shining however a bit windy. Enjoyable.

annie175
03-23-2010, 03:20 PM
and my froat is scratchy.

MELODY525
03-23-2010, 03:44 PM
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj4/NativeFriendz2008/May%202008/Rainy_day_here_.gif

CAN YOU FIND THE KITTY???


HOPE THIS ISN'T TOO BIG WHEN I POST IT. THE BLDG IS SO QUIET YOU CAN HEAR THE NOTHING!!!! I AM LOVING THE SILENCE. I THINK ALL THE SENIORS ARE ASLEEP. JEN SAYS THE HALLS ARE EMPTY!!! THIS AFTERNOON IT IS FINALLY DRYING UP A BIT. N.J. IS GETTING READY TO HAVE AN ARK BUILDING CONTEST THIS WEEKEND IF IT DOESN'T. I BETTER GOOGLE A CUBIT. :rain: OR FIND SOME WATER WINGS FOR MY CHAIRS! :swim:


HAPPY....MAYBE A NICE SANDAL FROM QVC WHERE IT FITS THE FOOT ON THE BOTTOM AND IS SUEDE ON TOP? I FORGET THEIR NAMES. JEN LOVES THEM. I AM SORRY YOU CANNOT FIND SOMETHING COMFY....WHEN YOU COME HERE YOU CAN GO BAREFOOT OR SLIPPER SOCKS!!!

ANNIE....NO CRADLE ROBBING EITHER....NO MATTER WHAT COLOR THEY ARE....THEY ARE JAIL BAIT! :rofl:
YOU BETTER FIND SOMETHING TO EAT IN THOSE 15 MINUTES...YOU KNOW IT'S NOT GOOD TO KEEP MISSING MEALS :rollpin:

MICHELLE.....LOTS OF ZUMBA MIGHT BE GOOD TO CLEAR THE HEAD :crazy: YOU CAN SHAKE OUT ALL THOSE WORKING THOUGHTS!!

:wave: TO LAURA & CEEJAY AND SHAD.

annie175
03-23-2010, 03:52 PM
MELLIE...I thought they were only jail bait if they were UNDER 21...lol

Laura705
03-23-2010, 04:19 PM
I'm back to get my pat on the back from Happy - I walked at lunchtime today. :D Not too far, but I walked. Of course I would know how far if I remembered to bring my pedometer with me... :doh: It's sunny, but chilly down here by the lake, and a bit breezy. And with all these tall buildings, there's a lot of shade, so it was cool - had the gloves on. But it's definitely better than subzero wind chill factors!!

Shad - Sounds sad to see those fire-ravaged areas. But the garden show had a display sponsored by a company that restores land that's become overgrown with non-native plant/tree species, and it uses controlled fires to do it. Our forest preserve people do it too. It does occur on it's own in nature, but it's sad when populated areas - animals and humans are victims. L

Mel - Thanks for the nap, I need another! Sure, you can have the Easter Egg roll on my lawn, but just watch out for those lawn sausages (courtesy of my boy Coal). :devil: Eeew.

Annie - Good job w/ the walking. For not being that far away, Indy weather seems a lot milder than Chicago weather. I think I just have to get away from the lake...

Michelle - Good job to you for walking as well! And you're certainly keeping busy w/ the Zumba classes. We eat tacos enough at home for me to resist the urge to stop at Taco Bell, but the temptation is still there! BTW, I heated the last bit of that chicken/bean recipe in a soft tortilla the other day and it was delicious! I put boneless/skinless chicken thighs on the shopping list so I can make another batch of that!

Ceejay - Good idea for you and Annie to do that 30 day shred together! Hold each other to it! I do have allergies, and they will be kicking in more than usual once stuff starts growing around here. I need to make sure I have enough eye drops, since my usual meds don't help the watery/itchy eyes. They're a pain to use since I have to put the drops in and then wait about 10 min. before I put my contact lenses in - kind of goofs up my whole morning routine because I have to put my contacts in before starting up w/ the face, hand and body lotions!

Happy - I hope the swelling goes down so you can get back to regular footwear. I hope your car appt doesn't turn into something expensive!

My upper body was so sore yesterday. Ugh. I walked home from the train station, then went w/ dh & doggy for a walk. At one point tripped over doggy's rear paw and strained my right hamstring, the usual troublemaker. Came home and did part of MR's Sculpture dvd lower body workout - I did calves, quads and inner/outer thighs and skipped glutes, hamstrings & abs. My legs were tired! Watched Dancing w/ the Stars and Castle.

Tonight's selected movie is Green Zone w/ Matt Damon (my 2nd choice). My 1st choice was Alice in Wonderland. I'm not sure I'm up for another war movie (after watching Hurt Locker on Sat.), so I might skip tonight. I've been waking up w/ sore throats for the past few days, so I just better try and get enough rest and movie nights usually mean I don't get to bed at a reasonable time... Yeh, I'll skip it. I'll do a dog walk and the rest of that MR lower body workout.

Okay, back to work. Have a good rest of the day!

ceejay52
03-23-2010, 07:29 PM
It has turned out to be a gorgeous day.

Mel
If I'm seeing correctly the kitten is hanging on for dear life on the arm. Here's hoping the seniors will continue to be calm so you can enjoy your peac and quite.

Laura and Michelle
You two are doing good and getting your walks in during the day.

Laura
I'd like to see Alice in Wonderland.

Annie
Thursday's would be a good time for me to do the Shred. I'll have to hook up my dvd player.

Happy
Try to get a good night's sleep tonight. And keep your foot propped up as much as possible.

Shad
When do you get to go home this week?

Got sick last night right before going to bed with an episode of collitis. The only thing that could have set this one off is the dried fruit. I looked on line this mornig for low residue things that I can eat. I'm starving as the only thing solid I've had to eat is crackers. I probably should be on a liquid diet for 3 to 5 day's. I have a couple of ulcers on my colon. I almost decided to skip work today.