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07-12-2010, 05:42 AM
Hey gang! I couldn't sleep. I'm considering (seriously) going back to school in Fall 2011. I want to get the ball rolling on my teaching career. Since I have SSI, I think there's a good chance that they'll cover me at the college I plan to go to! I'll find out later today.

07-12-2010, 06:50 AM
Good morning and thanks for starting us up. It's Monday here but not yet "molten". It's nice and cool right now but going up into the high 80s later with some thunderstorms predicted. That will be interesting - Casey and Disney will freak.

This is supposed to be a pretty peaceful week - aside from having four dogs! I will go over to the Mill and hand out my first paycheques to the staff. (There are two curators and six summer staff.) In all my accounting experience, I've never done pay so I hope to heck it's right.

Aside from trips to the bank, I have this week pretty much free so will probably get some quilting done since I'll be home a lot. The "niggle list" may get smaller!

Hope your Monday is moderately molten. (Why am I thinking of molten chocolate?) :coffee:

07-12-2010, 06:51 AM
Good morning, Okie, and everyone else to join us. :coffee:

I wish you well on your plans to go back to school, Okie!

It's looking to be a clear, sunny day ahead. I'll be busy at the farm this morning, catching up from the weekend, and we have piano lessons this afternoon. Tomorrow, Cindy and her parents are taking the girls and some friends to a water park and gave me the option of going along or taking the day off, so I opted to take the day off. :)

07-12-2010, 07:12 AM
Good morning :coffee2: It is going to be molten again here. Like Ruth I can't get chocolate out of my mind now :eek: Is it too early for a sf fudgecicle??

Okie - Good luck today. Hope the answers are all good.

Ruth - :crossed: hope the niggle list shrinks and chunks of "Ruth time" fill the week.

Cottage - an extra day off sounds lovely. Are you taking piano lessons with the girls?

This week I'll get back in the swing of things at work. Most of the admin/paperwork tasks of early summer are close to completion so I can get back to visiting. I do have another short week because I'm off to my parents again next weekend.

For now I'm just enjoying the morning cool and my coffee :)

07-12-2010, 07:23 AM
Thanks Cottage and Cyndi! I chose Molten because I feel today will be rich in rewards for me and my pals!

07-12-2010, 07:28 AM
Ruth, I hope your "me" week is relaxing and enjoyable! How did the dogs fare while you were at the BBQ yesterday?

Cyndi, I'm not taking lessons with the girls, but I'm learning a few things as I help them practice both their piano and guitar. :) How was your weekend? Did you get rained on?

07-12-2010, 07:34 AM
Cottage, the dogs howled for a minute or so but then settled down. I had my neighbours listen and gave them my cell # to call if it continued. They just voice their opinion of my leaving and then settle down.

Disney has been sleeping with me because Casey keeps taking her chair and she's too polite to growl at him to get off! Too funny! She does her circle thing and grumble-growls until I invite her upstairs.

I wish people got along as well as dogs do.

07-12-2010, 07:38 AM
Oh, poor Disney. But I bet she's enjoying the trade-off, getting to sleep in your bed every night! Isn't Jazz jealous?

07-12-2010, 07:39 AM
Okie - it's molten here because it's going to 90 again! Much to hot for New Englanders to handle gracefully though better than last weeks 100s

Cottage - The only rain was Friday night and early Saturday morning. We lazy camped again and went out to breakfast both days. Saturday morning we wandered a Farmer's Market where I found some very nice Lake Champlain rose to bring to my Moms. (Anyone want to do a wine tour of the Lake Champlain area?! Apparently there are several vineyards there) By the time we returned to the campground the girls were able to swim and I kayaked. Definitely a nice weekend. Thanks for asking :)
My Mom took piano lessons in her 60s because she always wanted to learn.

07-12-2010, 07:40 AM
Ruth - are you suggesting that if we would all just go upstairs and sleep with the boss life would be great?

07-12-2010, 08:12 AM
Good morning.

Okie - Welcome back. What is SSI?

Ruth -Our dog used to hate thunderstorms too and we get a lot in Kansas. Will they hide somewhere?

Linda - A day off - how fun. Do you have plans for how you'll spend it?

Cyndi - I'm glad you had such a nice camping trip.

I am glad the weekend is over. One of THOSE. I really, really need to clean the house today since we have company coming. I am embarrassed at how now that my husband and I are both home during the days we somehow clean less! Not sure yet if we will ride bikes; it rained a lot yesterday and that means a muddy trail. Sigh. I need a good calorie burn.

07-12-2010, 08:12 AM
Cyndi!!!!! I'm not that kind of girl - usually! I'd love to do a Lake Champlain wine tour. Let's plan it.
Cottage, Jazz is just a really happy dog to have another younger dog to play with. I don't think he wants to sleep with me - prefers the rest of the pack.

07-12-2010, 08:18 AM
Ruth - hmm, maybe I should have had more coffee before interpreting the lesson from the dogs ;)

Karen - Hope you get out for a ride today. Good luck with the cleaning too.

07-12-2010, 08:18 AM
Good morning, things have been molten here in western PA since I arrived, but I think maybe it's just that I'm a wimp. :)

It sounds like everyone but me knows what they're doing today..... I'm still waiting to hear what my in-laws have planned, but I'm sure it will be another nice day. I'm getting very excited about the next stage of my trip - on Wednesday I'm heading to Iowa. Hopefully I'll do a better job eating on plan there than I am here. lol Well, it's time to head out on my walk, enjoy your day friends! :hug:

07-12-2010, 08:50 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Thanks for getting us started, Okie! Happy Monday to all! I stayed up late last night with the patients, and need to get hopping again this AM. I need to make some fresh apple juice for Mom, then get Kirk coffeed up so we can carry Rudi out. I've enjoyed my coffee outdoors with Bing and will continue and hopefully finish my kitchen project this morning.

Have a great day everyone!

07-12-2010, 09:37 AM
SSI is for those who have disability benefits.

07-12-2010, 10:58 AM
FO Taht's great!!!
Just a quickie here it's a molten manic monday
I'm not op today b/c I ahve hardcore digestive pain. I'm not specifically off Plan either just eating really simple non fibery stuff
ok back to work!

07-12-2010, 11:35 AM
Thanks kierie, funny u mention manic, because I wrote a blog entitled Manic Monday on sparkpeople!

07-12-2010, 12:18 PM
Good Morning ladies! IT's been far too long since I've been here, but I'm back and am giving it a go again. Not much time to chat, have to run to the store to get everything on my list...haha..good luck with that!! Hope ya'll have a great Monday and it's definitely molten here in south Louisiana!!

07-12-2010, 12:28 PM
Oh, to see/hear a thunderstorm out here. We rarely get them. I miss them too.

Ruth, good luck on the payroll. I'm in accounting-biz too. The thing I like about accounting is, if you make a mistake, you can always fix it the next day/week/month. Doctors and nurses have a hard time saying that.

The sun is hiding again this morning - when will thie gloomy weather end???!!!