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06-10-2010, 06:47 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

How's everyone doing on this Terrific Thursday? Coffee is ready and so am I. Stop by and chat for a bit. :cofdate:

Kirk arrived on time and seemed to be motivated for a big push, so we got the yard done, packed up and got ourselves back through the mountains in time for dinner. He was amazed at how fast the garden has grown. I'm glad he is back and ready to get back into the routine. I'll ride my bike to the pool for the first time in weeks and since the Colorado River is at peak I'm really looking forward to it. Then I think it's time to get reorganized. :lol:

06-10-2010, 07:05 AM
Good Thursday, Debbie, and those to come. It rained all night and the deck is soaked so I'll be on the front porch again to welcome the day.

Debbie, you must be just so glad to have Kirk back home. "Get organized"??? You ARE organized, girlfriend!

Friend Liz is dropping in on her way to work today. It's the prom for her son tomorrow and she's panicking over getting her son's suit pants hemmed so I'll do it for her. It seems like just last week I was giving her one of Harry's shirts for Eric's Grade 8 grad!

Donna will be here to clean this morning, I need a trip to the bank and then it's an at home day. I'll do some sewing and bake another decadent rum cake for a silent auction on Saturday. I have one done already for the dessert table which I hope will spur the bids on the one for the auction!

Just realized it's trash day so I'm off to get things ready. I have some 2000 year old chili that just has to go plus a few very old packs of hamburger in the freezer. It'll be strawberry season soon and I need freezer space.

Have a terrific day on The Beach, Chickies!

06-10-2010, 07:06 AM
Good morning on this Terrific Thursday! The rain is out of here and it's shaping up to be a nice sunny day. :)

Debbie, I'm glad Kirk got back just fine. He sounds like he is rarin' to go! Enjoy your bike ride to the pool. I bet it's pretty with the river up.

I'm anxious to get down to the garden after all the rain yesterday, but the ground is still too wet to venture out right now, so I'll wait for the sun to dry it up a bit. I bet I'll have several zucchini ready to pick! :D
I don't go in til noon today, and I have to pick up Maggie from school early for a dr. appt. that she's not too happy about. She has to get Part II of her chickenpox vaccine since a child in her class came down with chickenpox. The girls have tennis lessons, and gymnastics later, so we'll have to grab a quick supper someplace in between. It looks like a busy afternoon for them, but I'll take my book and just sit and read while they're in their lessons. :)

I hope everyone is anticipating a Terrific day!

06-10-2010, 07:10 AM
Morning, Ruth! Yes, I think it's time to toss that ancient chili. ;) I can picture you, sitting on your porch hemming the pants, with the scent of rum cake baking. Enjoy your day. :hug:

06-10-2010, 07:13 AM
Hi Ruth, funny what I found in my freezer Your day sounds pretty simple while the garden self waters. You and I have the same auction technique. Maybe I should try your Rum Cake on the Methodists next year. Have a great day!

Hi Cottage, nice that you don't have to go in untl noon today. I was wondering what was on your cooking agenda. I should be picking zuch's soon.

06-10-2010, 07:22 AM
I get to start the day by burying my oscar, George. Not the best start to the summer!! It was death by pleco.

It's always something, isn't it?

06-10-2010, 07:39 AM
Sorry you had to start the day with a burial. "Death by pleco"? Isn't that a fish?

Edited: Just googled and found out oscar is a fish. So sorry about George's demise. Bad pleco!

06-10-2010, 07:55 AM
Good morning chicks!

Ruth - very kind of you to hem the pants for you friend. "2000 year old chili"...LOL...that's my fridge too!

Lexiss - glad Kirk is back home ;), hope you enjoy your ride today.

Cottage - zucchini ready?!! Yeah for you! I have a baby yellow squash, and cherry tomato. This rain probably did give the squash quite a jump start though, I'll have to check mine today! I know the turnip greens are about ready...

FCM - Sorry about George :( Also awaiting "pleco" definition.

It is absolutely beautiful out there this morning. I did a long run last night, but I'm actually sad I didn't spend some of this glorious morning outside!! My DS has an awards ceremony today, and then he's done at noon (oh, yay, he gets to go to work with me...).

Have a fantastic day!

Cyndi - how was the carrot cake?!?!? Have you recovered from bday celebration?!?!

06-10-2010, 08:05 AM
Good morning :coffee2: It's another drippy cool day here, good for my peas but slowing everything else down a little.

Debbie - Happy homecoming :) I'm with Ruth - you already are organized! If you get bored you could get my house started ;)

Ruth - my freezer is ready for the garden goodies. Strawberries are already out here and pick your own should start once the sun is out. Think I'll freeze some this year. Do you freeze yours whole or half? Dried strawberries were really good on cereals like Ezekiel flax too so I'll put up a few jars of those.

Cottage - I'm so jealous of your garden progress! My zucchini are just baby plants right now. Enjoy your Friday

Francis - what a bummy way to start your day :(

Well the provider I had on my schedule this week canceled again. there are some nasty bugs going around here right now. Even had a case of bacterial meningitis at one of the programs. I'm going to run into problems with this one because she needs me to do an assessment before she closes for the summer but she waited until the last minute. I'm not going to rearrange my time off schedule so it might not work out.

I already have the afternoon off (using up that last 1.5 days off before the end of the month) so might go into the office for the morning than meet DW for a Trader Joe's run ahead of the weekend. Tomorrow we are off to the Kingdom for the weekend. We have a lean-to reserved and plan to do lots of birding, kayaking and some hiking. There is no cell service and no wifi anywhere up there so it really will be getting away from it all for 2 days :)

Time to get this morning moving.

ETA - good morning Twynn! The cake was a let down. It was too cakey for me, I like the really dense stuff. Of course I ate it anyway. I'm remembering this morning why sugar and wheat are not good things for me. It's all whole foods for me with no grains for awhile.
Happy end of the school year celebrations :)

06-10-2010, 08:23 AM
Frances, sorry to hear about George. Fish are not too nice to each other, sometimes.

Twynn, have fun at Ethans event. The cookies should be a hit. I'll bet taking him to work is fun.

Cyndi, wow I'm amazed it's almost the weekend. Have fun at Trader Joes as you anticipate a great weekend in the bush.

I have a SFGF rhubarb upside down cake in the oven. Mom and I found a great alternative bakery the other day and it's their mix. I recognize that some of the GF ingredients aren't SBD friendly, so I'll just try a piece. Survivor Man needs some home baked food after surviving on dried goods in his shed. He exclaimed that his stomach has shrunk and he hopes he hasn't lost too much weight. I think I'll nickname him Les;) My food mission is to stay out of the grocery for a month-the budget needs help and the freezer is full. Day 1.

06-10-2010, 08:59 AM
Good morning everyone! Somehow we've "slept in" this morning! The girls are still asleep and it is almost 7! That almost never happens -- summer camp must be wearing them out!

I will be here working today -- and tonight we've having my friend's daughter (Natalie's age) over for dinner. My friend (her mom) is having radio active treatments for her thyroid cancer (only 40!) and can't be around children (even her own!) for two weeks. So we're giving her hubby a little break. Then I have a parent's meeting for Natalie's cheerleading team -- how cute is that? She's going to do Kindergarten cheerleading! Come the fall she'll get to cheer at a few of the high school football games. :) I just couldn't decide btwn dance and gymnastics, so I thought this would be fun and she's so excited. We did soccer this spring and it was um, not really her thing. Ha, ha!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!

Lauren :)

06-10-2010, 09:04 AM
Good morning all. And good afternoon and evening to all who come later:)

You chicks are so busy! Both here and in real life. I need to go back to my habit of coming here first in the morning. So much to catch up on already.

I need to find something fun to do today - I have been feeling like I have PMS without the PM. And I cannot keep track of what day of the week it is! But I do know I have physical therapy today; down to going in once a week and only doing the exercises at home once a day.

06-10-2010, 09:40 AM
I'm still catching up, but wanted to say :welcome2: to our new chicks.

Jewels, at first I felt like I was always cooking. It's easier now, and I really like the fact that I'm much more thoughtful about meal preparation-even when it takes longer.

Dizzylille, I'm glad you have time off this summer. Between extra exercise opportunities and extra time, it's a great opportunity to focus on your health and weight.

And others I always miss;
Pearlrose, :wave:

KimStar, I've been incorporating Beck Diet Solution into my life. It is really helping me to stay focused. I worked the six weeks with a diet partner and am learning lots from the Beck folks here at SBD.

Natalie,how nice that you are giving your friends DH a break. I'm sure he really needs it. Have fun at DD's cheerleading event. :cheer:

Karen, I hope you find something fun to do today. You are pre-vacation, right?

Ok, time to pull the bike out!

06-10-2010, 09:41 AM
Morning all! Can't believe I slept till 7! Hubby and I stayed up late watching "The Thin Man". I love those old movies and the great dialog.

Looks like no rain today, but it's already too hot to work outside. Yesterday (with heat index) it got up to 115...ouch and nonbreatheable!!! No big plans for the day other than trying out amaranth. Husband is working 4/10's for the summer, so we have 3 days a week together. Usually it's just Saturdays. Going to a huge fest in the Quarter on Saturday and hoping we don't melt.

06-10-2010, 09:50 AM
good morning everyone. just checking in the a.m. while DD2 gets ready to go for our morning walk. staying on plan seems to be difficult for me during the summer. going to stay at it and hope that it clicks. She is ready and we are off to the park to walk. Just 2 miles today slept in and o.k. with that.

06-10-2010, 10:04 AM
Good morning everyone! :wave:

Again I'm posting from school because of another busy morning. It's raining again this morning but I said the heck with it and let the kids "vote" to go outside in the rain during the before school recess. One teacher stayed in the gym so the kids didn't HAVE to go out to play in the (light) rain if they didn't want to, but I'm prepared to face the wrath of any parent who isn't happy with my decision. There's less than a week of school left and these kids are WILD! :lol: Besides, the gym gets so hot and noisy with 370 kids sitting in lines on the floor.....

Hmm, that sounds like I'm feeling guilty, eh? Ah well, I'll do the same tomorrow morning if it's still raining! lol

I ate off plan yesterday, but it was something I'd planned for a few weeks so I don't feel guilty about it today. I do feel like I'd better be 100% on plan today though. I didn't have time to exercise yesterday either (unless you count a couple of games of tag and sardines at the youth group party) so it it's still raining I really need to hit the treadmill or the wii after school.

Enjoy your Thursday friends! :hug:

06-10-2010, 10:21 AM
Hey everybody! Sorry I'm checking in late today. It's what was formerly called "Brooklyn Day" so the schools are closed, and I had to take my son over to Park Slope for a 'mini camp' day - his after school program runs them on days when school is closed. I really am so blessed that this program is in his school. They also run the summer camp he will be going to. My son can be a hard nut to crack but they are just so good with kids he fell for them!

I went off plan yesterday at his birthday party...I had a slice of pizza, and some crackers and chips. Not terrible but not great. Then this morning I already had some toast. Hopefully I can salvage the day....hope everyone has a good one.

06-10-2010, 10:56 AM
Hi girls,

I haven't checked in for ages - been really busy! I took a trip to Colorado and had a fabulous time, but definitely did not stick OP. I haven't faced the scale yet, but I know I have probably gained at least a pound. Oh well, I'm back OP as of Tuesday! I tried to make smart choices, but some of the places we ate were just inevitably non-SB friendly. But if you can't enjoy your vacation, then what's the fun in life?

06-10-2010, 10:57 AM
Good morning, everyone. I'm getting geared up for a busy weekend, and it's distracting me from my work. The garden needs some serious weeding and fertilizing, the house is a mess, I haven't even completely unpacked yet and I want to get a bunch of meals in the freezer in preparation for the weeks ahead.

Work is okie dokie. They probably didn't even notice I was gone. I love having a self-sufficient team under me. It means I don't have to worry and constantly check in when I'm out. That was a HUGE blessing this past few weeks. I do have stacks of files to catch up on, though, and our hearings are in 1 1/2 weeks, so I need to start getting prepped for that.

Debbie: I knew there were several SB Chicks working through/with the Beck Solution and I'm glad to know that you're one of them. Glad Kirk made it home safely!!

fcmonroe: Sorry to hear about George. Burying a pet is never a nice way to start anything! ((hugs))

06-10-2010, 01:00 PM
It's noon here and I didn't get a chance to come in and say hi yet. The thread is so big now. I hope everyone's day goes awesomely, and you all stay op today. :)

06-10-2010, 01:47 PM
Wow...still in school?? When you ya'll get out????
Of course we go back mid August when you are still having fun!!

06-10-2010, 02:00 PM
:wave: Bday dinner with the hubs was postponed till tonight my gf came over and rescued my birthday yummy chinese and brown rice and Burn notice!
Girl time rocks
so *knock on wood* I'm down 3 with my WOE while I'm not cooking! Portable protein veggies and soem franken protein.
Yay for planning!

06-10-2010, 02:03 PM
HI guys,
How goes it? I'm pretty encouraged today after hopping on the scale. Even though it's probably all water weight. I'm down 4 almost 5 pounds. MAN, I must have been retaining water like crazy. Anyway, making an appointment with the podiatrist for my foot--finally. I'm the type that tells myself that it surely will be better next week--it's not.

Hanging at home with the hubby and kid (he's a teacher also). Let's see how long it takes before we want to hurt each other:)

06-10-2010, 03:33 PM
Hi ladies!

I'm new here and just posted my bio yesterday, thought I would pop in and say "hi".

It's my mom's 66th birthday tonight and I will have 17 people at my house for supper. It was supposed to be an outdoor bbq but it's been raining for days in my town (Regina, SK Canada) so it'll be an indoor party unfortunately. I'm going to try to be my best tonight and not go too off plan but I have worked hard all week in preparation for it so hopefully the 1 glass of wine and 1 ww bun won't be too damaging.

Have a great day everyone - it's almost Friday (yippee!!!)


06-10-2010, 03:57 PM
Hello everyone,

This morning had my mammo done so I am good for another year now. Went for a run/walk before the appointment and a walk at lunch here at work so I feel pretty good.

Tonight play practice, tomorrow I am doing wfh for first time in a month, hoping to get caught up with paperwork.

Have a great afternoon everyone.

06-10-2010, 09:15 PM
I had a good day-actually took that nap I'd been thinking about for a week. I like watching the NBA finals and they don't start until 9ET.

Hi Pam! :welcome2: to the beach! Hope your dinner was fun tonight-moving 17 people inside for dinner would be a challenge!

Pearlrose, good for you on the mammo. I need to put it on my list. Glad you got to get a walk/run in.

Dizzylillie, good job making an appt for your foot. Lol being home with DH all the time. We're retired, and together lots. It's either really good or really bad!

KO, happy dinnering!

Cat, isn't it strange when you're an earlybird and then sleep in. It always throws me off!

KimStar, PM me anytime! What a blessing you have such a great team at work during such a hard time.

JennyPlain, where were you in Colorado?

Heidi, any complaints from the parents yet? lol

phxsunflower, funny, I have an easier time in the summer. Congrats on moving into onederland. That is motivation for me to keep going!

Mmc, Happy Brooklyn Day! (I know it's already over)