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happy2bme
03-01-2011, 07:53 AM
Good morning ladies, I realized it's a new month and since Shad was busy packing, I set up the new thread. I haven't had enough coffee to get creative with a title, so forgive that one. February had some bumps and rolls, here's to full steam ahead for all of us. In a good way, of course :D


MELODY525
03-01-2011, 08:03 AM
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GOOD MORNING MISS HAPPY & THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STARTING THIS THREAD. GOOD THING I JUST CHECKED TO SEE IF YOU DID!! I HAD MY THINKING CAP ON BUT COULDN'T COME UP WITH ANYTHING. I LOVE IGOR!! AND A WHOLE MONTH WITH HIM IS WHAT I NEED...ROFLMAO!!:lol3: :lol3:

THIS MONTH I AM GOING TO STOP & SMELL THE ROSES!!

happy2bme
03-01-2011, 08:05 AM
Ok, now to bump this thread on top of the other one.

Hope this is a good month for all of us. Heaven knows there were some trying times last month.

Spring is officially here. The early blooming trees have popped. White and pink little flowers all over. The 70 degree temps have taken a dive though. It was so cold out there this morning even the cat refused to get out and went back to her snuggly blanket. It's not stopping the birds from singing though. I love their spring songs.

My washer is leaking - good thing the extended warranty is still active. But since the repairman is coming tomorrow, I spent yesterday just picking up and tidying things up. Got a bunch of liquid fabric softener bottles I have to take to work or give away. I have one of those high efficiency / low water washers - the kind without an agitator. It doesn't use much water and while it gets the clothes wonderfully clean, I find that I can't use any strong smelling detergents or softeners because the smell is just horridly strong. I hope they never stop making Downy Lavender Vanilla. :lol: I guess there will be alot of people benefitting from some "extra freebies" showing up in the coffee area. :lol:

I always hate when we start a new thread because I can't remember what people talked about so it's hard to respond. I just remember some Oscar conversations. :o

Shad - have a good flight. I hope the weather is nice and there is no unitended rumblings while you are there.

Hope your breathing comes easier today Michelle.

Is it shopping day for Mel yet?

Gotta run now, will be back later to chat with the rest of the chicks. :wave:


MELODY525
03-01-2011, 08:11 AM
I BROUGHT THIS OVER FROM FEB'S THREAD:



GOOD MORNING CHICKS
NOTHING TO REPORT HERE. SPENT A QUIET DAY WITH JEN ON AND OFF. SORTING OUT HER GOVT AGENCY PROBS. WHAT A PAIN AS USUAL.
HAVING SOME REAL PROBS WITH THE SCIATICA. BETWEEN WEATHER AND STRESS........NUFF SAID.
"BORROWED" SOME CODEINE AND FEEL BETTER TODAY BUT LAST NIGHT WAS A BIOTCH.
WINDY BUT SUNNY AND IT'S NICE TO SEE THE LIGHT!!
HAD A GENTLE CHAT WITH JOHN AND HE'S GOING TO GET HIS ACT TOGETHER. NOT HOLDING MY BREATH THOUGH.
THAT'S ALL THE NEWS. SLOW TIMES HERE.
HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:



HAPPY....WE HAD THE THUNDER AND FIERCE RAIN & WINDS HERE TOO. YOU CAN STOP SENDING YOUR WEATHER UP HERE ANYTHIME YOU WANT:rofl: :rofl:
I WAS JUST GOING TO ASK YOU IF YOU WERE STILL ON THE HOUSE HIGH!! LOL IT SOUNDS LIKE A DREAM HOUSE COPME TO LIFE. WOW...YOU BOTH CERTAINLY HIT THE JACKPOT WITH THIS ONE!! ALL THE BEST OF LUCK AND STILL KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED :crossed: I CAN RENT THE LITTLE HOUSE!! :ginger: THURSDAY IS TRADER JOE'S DAY...WANNA COME?? :hug: I USED TO LOVE THE LAVENDAR VANILLA! NOW I JUST USE "DRYER SMELL"....ROFLMAO
ADDED*** I WAS DOWNSTAIRS AND WITH THE GRASS ACTUALLY SHOWING NOW EVERYONE WAS TELLING ME IT LOOKS LIKE SPRING!! SO I TOLD THEM ABOUT YOURS AND CEEJAYS BUDDING TREES PLANTS AND SONG BIRDS!!



ANNIE....YUM ON THE ITALIAN ROAST. :gift: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MOM & DAD:hb: HOPE DAD IS OK....IT'S A TOUGH TIME FOR ALL :hug:



ELLEN.....FLYLADY IS HOW I BEGAN ALL THIS SORTING I'VE BEEN DOING FOR YEARS NOW :lol3: :lol3: IT'S ALL HER FAULT!! GOOD LUCK THIS MONTH WITH THE EXERCISE. ONE GOAL AT A TIME LEADS TO ONE MILESTONE :cheer3: THANKS FOR THE DH'S LINK. I'LL CHECK IT OUT LATER. MUST BE GREAT FUN!



CEEJAY...HOW IS THE LONG STRETCH OF WORK DAYS GOING? ARE YOU HANGING IN THERE?? IT WILL BE NICE TO SEE THE SUN NOW:dance:



MICHELLE...YOU POOR THING YOU. I KNOW THE FEELING OF WORKIONGWITH NO STRENGTH AND WONDERING HOE TO GET THRU THE DAY. THINKING OF YOU :hug: HOPE TODAY WILL BE BETTER. MAYBE IF YOU KEEP RUNNING THE NEBULIZER...THEY'LL SEND YOU HOME :lol3: :lol3:



LAURA.....GLAD TO HEAR YOUR FRIEND IS GETTING OUT. FIRST TIMES FOR EVERYTHINGTHEY DID TOGETHER ARE GING TO BE HARD. SHE'S LUCKY TO HAVE FRIENDS LIKE YOU AND BF TO GO WITH AND GET BACK OUT AGAIN. GLAD THE MUSIC WAS GOOD. DID YOU GET THE NAP & MOVIE IN?? THE GOOD THING ABOUT LIVING HERE FOR ME IS THEY MAKE ME FEEL YOUNG! :rofl: :rofl:



SHAD....IF I CAN THINK OF A CATCHY TITLE....I'LL GO AND BEGIN THE MARCH THREAD. :lol3: OOPS! HAPPY ALREADY DID THAT! LOL SAFE TRAVELS AND HOPE THE WEATHR IS GLORIOUS OVER THERE. WILL BE PERFECT FOR A WEDDING:encore:

happy2bme
03-01-2011, 08:23 AM
Mel - the "man cave" would certainly work for you. All one level. There is a regular door and an overhead "garage" type door so you can wheel right in. We just have to figure out how to put in a loo. You are right across the driveway from the fire ring, so we can gather at night to look at the stars, have a fireside chat and stay warm.

And yes, I am still on the house high :D Just figuring out how I can get up there often this year. I only have 11 vacation days left and it's a 2 day trip each way as it's a 14 hour drive from here IF we don't hit weather or traffic.

I hope you find something to relieve that sciatica. That is the most awful pain! I don't think anything besides drugs helps for that. Maybe Igor will massage away your pain. Igor --- snap to it!!!!!!!

diyana
03-01-2011, 08:28 AM
Happy - Thanks for starting up the new thread.

I brought this over from the old thread:

Good morning ladies -

My lungs were doing a little better this morning...but just closed down for some reason, and I can't nebulize for another 2 hours. :tantrum: Yesterday, DH and I went to the pharmacy, and then I got home, ate, showered, changed into jammies and went to bed. I slept really well throughout the night.

Lots to get done today...I've got 4 reports to review/finalize, and I have to find documentation relating to decison making and project execution/leadership to justify my request for a promotion. I feel like saying...just promote me because you know how awesome I am. :lol3:

DANG IT!!!! I left my meds at home!! I always eat breakfast after I get here, so I bring my a baggie of pills and vitamins with me to take after I eat. I must've left them on the kitchen table! :tantrum: Must relax now....getting stressed out about missing my meds will only serve to further constrict my airways.

Awww, I've got the best boss ever! He just came by (probably because he heard me coughing up a lung or two). He asked how I was doing...and when I couldn't catch my breath to speak an answer...he asked if I should even be here. I said I'd be okay...but I mentioned that I forgot my meds at home. So he suggested that leave in an hour or two once I finish up what I need to here and work from home in the afternoon.

Shad - We're having a hot day today too...temps are supposed to get up to 40! Sorry that the A/C in your building is set to freeze. Sorry that your nose is predicting autumn soon...but if that means spring is nearly here, I'm glad for that. How did your Japlish conversation go?

Laura - Congrats on winning the "most correct guesses" award. Sounds like you had a great long weekend. Did you get to the movies last night? Or just relax?

Mel - I'm glad there's not too much drama or excitement in the building. You deserve a break. I hope you were able to sort out Jen's gov't agency problems. You're having sciatica pain...that's awful. I'm glad the codeine is helping ease the pain a little.

Well, I've got lots to get done before I head home...so I'd better get to it.

Lots of love and hugs,

diyana
03-01-2011, 08:36 AM
Happy - I'm so glad that Spring has arrived there and the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing. I have to hope that it will get here eventually. Bummer about the washer, but I'm glad it's still under warranty.

Shad - Wishing you safe travels and lovely weather. And as I said on facebook, I hope the only rock and roll comes from the band and not from Mother Nature.

upswife
03-01-2011, 09:41 AM
Good morning ladies!!

Work went well last night...not too many calls, but I had enough busy work to make the time pass. This is the 2nd month in a row that we have not made our goal...What a bummer...no commisions.

Good thing I had one sale that I'll get a bigger commision on that was not dependant on making goal...Whoo Hoo! :carrot:

Will try to post personals later...DD3 is getting a little grabby and I have to keep her away from the computer. :nono: Just finishing off mt washmore, DH had it caught up last night with only one load to fold, and all of my clothes to put away...I should have one load to wash today and we are caught up...it is a never ending cycle...need to wash a load everyday otherwise it gets out of control.

Happy~too bad we don't live closer...I go thru detergents so fast would not mind taking those off your hands.:rofl:

ceejay52
03-01-2011, 10:36 AM
Mel
Work has not been bad at all, 5/7, so it's almost over. My boss is giving me some free way too about not going down stairs every hour. Little do they know I'm doing that any way.

Happy
Is your house up north a vacation home? And for later a home to retire to. Don't the birds sound good in the morning and I'm so happy that there is mor daylight hours. I'm still going home in the dark but I come to work in the early morning light. Got to see the sunrise this morning. Speaking of birds I saw five robins in the fron t yard this morning.
My new washer is one that uses a sensor to fill. I've been trying to find one of those fabric softener balls.

Michelle
I know the feeling of leaving your med's and vitamins at home. I left mine home this morning also. I'll take all but the thyroid med when I get home.
Glad you are feeling better.

Ellen
those commission come in handy.

Can't do much except work. I've been smelling something like rotting wood and tried to find it last night. I cleaned under the kitchen sink, but didn't find any water. Filled the sink with water to see if there was a leak but there wasn't. If I can't find it I'll have the land lord take a look.

annie175
03-01-2011, 10:56 AM
Good Tuesday Morning to Youse!!

Indiana is suffering from flooding, but nothing like Shad had. Many homes and cars under water, thank the good Lord I am not in a flood zone. We did have 3 tornados touch down Sunday nite only one did damage in small town about 50 miles NE of me. We are also in line for more of this crappy weather this weekend, right now they are saying mucho rain maybe turning into a snow mess...I am so over this stinkin' weather....

Mellie...hope your talk with John helps and the back gets much better...Happy forgot about my Berto, he too can assist in the month of March..

Happy....still excited about the house...the house sounds like a dreamland, even tho in a cold climate, it sounds like a great place for our commune...please advise DH you will have permanent house guests...lol

Ellen...congrats on your personal commission at least you can look forward to that. Do they set the entire goal for commission at a fair level to reach? My XDH used to get commission but it always got set unrealistically high, therefore not getting his commission.

Chelle..at least your boss is sympathetic to your health situation and offering up working from home. You are truly awesome and should get the raise and promotion you are asking for, dang it, tell him to ask me!! Keep healing and getting much better, do as you are told, my sista.

Shad...may your flights be peaceful and safe...have a blast at the wedding.

Howdie Ceejay...cannot remember from the last thread what you had going on..just that you were working..hope it is going smoothly.

Nothing much else going on...will post the Italian Roast Beef recipe later..can't remember who asked about...maybe Happy?? but I am too lazy to go back and read the other thread and find out....

Hello to anyone I may have missed...

Loves and hugs.

annie175
03-01-2011, 10:58 AM
Ceejay...you sneaker inner..do you have a dishwasher...maybe the line from that leaks...or sometimes the line to an automatic ice maker in the fridge gets a little clogged and starts smelling gross. Also check really good in the fridge, maybe something has gone bad in there. Have a good day sista.

annie175
03-01-2011, 12:38 PM
or Ceejay...if you have a garbage disposal...run it with some lemon, lime or orange slices or peel with a few ice cubes in it...smells better and the ice is a natural sharpener for the blades in the disposal...just sayin'

Laura705
03-01-2011, 01:02 PM
Morning all. Yes, still morning here, if I can post within the next 10 min.!!

Mel – Sorry your sciatica is acting up!! Hope it calms down – more codeine if needed!!

Michelle – So I hope you’re on your way home to take your meds (or are already home). Your boss is very wise to make sure his most excellent employee is given the time and flexibility you need to get back on your feet!! Bf & I did get to the movies - we saw Rabbit Hole, for which Nicole Kidman was nominated for an Oscar. It was a very good movie, but rather sad. We saw a preview for a movie called Source Code and it looks interesting.

Happy – Thanks for starting the new thread!! Too bad about the leaking washer, but yay for the warranty!! So nice to hear someone has a bit of spring. :flow2: I was going to tell bf he’s probably right about the remaining blizzard snow piles – they might be here ‘til May in spite of somewhat milder weather lately.

Ceejay – Okay, let’s hear some more about springy things in your neck of the woods. :flow3: Loving the daylight – and daylight savings time begins on 3/13 – woohoo!!! Glad you’re midway through your 7-day run and that it’s going okay for you. Hope you find what’s smelling/causing the smell. That would drive me nuts.

Ellen – Good you at least have a commission coming to you. We received our annual bonus Friday & it was more than last year’s, which was ZERO!! I’m glad it’s back, even though I won’t see any value to half of it for at least a year because half was paid in the form of company stock that vests gradually over the next two years – and that’s only if I don’t leave the company for greener pastures.

Annie – Ah, the Italian roast is beef! Yum. Sorry you’re getting the crappy weather. We’re getting weird mixes of rain/snow lately and it leaves the pavement slippery/slushy. Ugh.

Shad – If I don’t get the chance tomorrow, have a safe flight and a fun time in NZ!!

I overslept this morning, so it was a very good thing doggy started barking about something 40 minutes after my alarm was supposed to go off! I’d forgotten to set it last night and I think I would have kept on sleeping otherwise!

Tonight I’m going to see “Unknown” with the movie group.

What else to report? Yesterday was payday. Today begins March. Highlights for the next few weeks: My physical exam is this Thursday afternoon (have to upload my BP readings from the monitor to the computer so I can print them out and bring them to the dr). Monday starts my fitness passport exercise classes. Next Friday is the day I’m going to the garden show, so I’m taking a half-day of vacation. Daylight savings time begins on 3/13 and I think the 21st is the first day of spring!

My elbow still hurts and it's very different now than it was before, when it was on the elbow and the pain was in the forearm muscle. Now the pain is pretty much contained in the elbow and slightly above. Strange.

Oops, got interrrupted and it's not morning anymore!

diyana
03-01-2011, 02:10 PM
Good afternoon ladies -

Well, they kicked my germy lungs out of the office. I'm working from home this afternoon, and since I don't have meetings tomorrow or Friday, my boss said to work from home those days as well. I have meetings on Thursday, so I'll go into the office that day. It's nice to be able to work from home. The doggies like having me home with them. And I don't have to walk nearly as far to go to the restroom or get a glass of water. And my co-workers don't have to listen to me coughing all day.

Ellen - Bummer that you didn't make your sales goal and you don't get the commission, but at least you get your big commission. :bravo:

Ceejay - Glad to hear your 7 day stretch of work is nearly over. Most days I get to work before 6, so it's still dark out...but I get out of work by 3:30, so it's light when I get home. I took my meds as soon as I got home, so I was just a few hours late. I hope you find the cause of the smell.

Annie - I haven't been watching the news much, so I didn't know about the flooding in Indiana. My heart goes out to those affected. Stay high and dry my dear sista. You're getting tornados already? Isn't it a bit early? We usually don't get tornados until May/June. I'm so over our crappy weather too. We're supposed to get a rain/snow mix this weekend. I hope the weather on Saturday isn't too bad. We're going to Chicago to get together with a friend (assuming I'm feeling better).

Laura - You are way too kind about your comment of me being the most excellent employee. Glad you liked the movie last night. A movie coming called Source Code? The programmer in me wonders what on earth that could be about. Or maybe it's "Source Code" in a totally different context than what a programmer refers to as source code. Good on ya' for getting your bonus. As for the stock vesting...yep, I'm in the same boat with stock options I was given a year or two ago. Are you thinking about leaving the company for greener pastures? Are there any greener pastures in Chicago...not too many green pastures up here (except the literal kind that are under a bunch of snow). Good for Coal for waking you up today, even though you'd rather sleep in. Let me know how "Unknown" is. I just saw "Taken" on cable tv, and it was good. I thought Liam Neeson did an excellent job in "Taken", and "Unknown" is supposed to be even better. I hope your physical goes well on Thursday. And I really hope the elbow pain eases up. Have you tried icing it?

Time to nebulize again...and goodness do I NEED it!

I'll either check in later or tomorrow.

Love y'all,

Shad
03-01-2011, 05:23 PM
Morning all,

Wonderful thing this earth we live on. Apparently there was an earthquake in Wellington last night. Not big 4.something, but enough to wake the natives. I'm hoping for some really good weather for the weekend.
Last day at work for the week for me. For some reason, I am feeling fairly stressed about something. Have no idea what it might be, don't think it is work, maybe it is getting my dysfunctional family together for this wedding. We usually behave, but there are a couple of wildcards in the mix this time so I hope it all works out.

Workwise, a few of the training team are having problems with their individual teams in that no knowledge is leaking out for them to write doco on. It's a frustrating situation. I don't have the problem YET! but I have to try to get my team to agree to put together 'share info meetings' after I get back so we are not chasing our tails around. I told them that if they want me to give them doco for their testing teams, then they have to share the knowledge - otherwise I will just write something that has nothing to do with the system they are putting together.

Michelle - glad to hear that the boss has sent you home to recover even if he does expect you to work. That's good because at least you will be able to stay in a constant temperature. I often think we get colds and flu's because of the air con versus the outdoor temp. Like yesterday, it was less than 20C in the office and nearly 35C outside (<70F and 100F) Doesn't do the body much good.

Laura - Glad you liked the film 'Rabbit Hole'. I've never gone much for Nicole as an actress. But I have to admit, she seems to be getting less wooden as she gets older. Maybe it is the kids - or lack of Botox or something.

Happy - enjoy the feeling the house has given you and work on the high. This should give you the impetus to get on with cleaning and clearing and patching up to get the other one on the market. Doesn't seem that long ago that you were happy to have found that house and got out of the condo you were renting. That's not highly grammatical

Mel - so March is the month for moving and groovin' huh? Happy forgot Sven and Berto to pamper us all. Ahh well, it won't be long and we will be moving all over again.

Ceejay - nearly the end of the work week. Are you going to the family for the weekend?
If the smell is in the kitchen, check the back of the fridge. My old one used to have a water tray which caught the overload if the ice in the freezer melted for one reason or another, that smelt awful. Also check the wallboards behind the kitchen taps and lower down behind the sink. There may be a leak in the wall cavity. Other places I find is the rubbish bin set in the cupboard, sometimes something slips down behind it and it goes off Or the dishcloth or whatever you use to wipe up spills and drips. They can put out a powerful odour - especially if they haven't been rinsed properly after wiping up chicken or fish boards or plates.

Ellen - my place is the same. Mt Clover grows by the minute and there is only 2 of us in the house. Where does it all come from.

Weather is bad everywhere it seems. ChCh and Wellington are getting earthquakes. There's bush fires in Perth. Last night we had a thunderstorm that shook the entire neighbourhood. Annies into the tornados. Mel has storms, Ruth has more snow, Laura and Michelle are into sleet rain and cold. Only Happy and Ceejay are talking about Spring. And I better go talk about open cut coal mines, and metal refining extraction and a hundred other big words to do with the extraction of minerals from the earth.
Cya

MELODY525
03-02-2011, 08:44 AM
MORNING CHICKS
I AM A SLEEPY HEAD TODAY. JEN AND I SAT UP TALKING TILL LATE AND THEN I COULDN'T FALL ASLEEP TILL AFTER MIDNIGHT. IT'S FUNNY HOW SHE COMES DOWN AND RIGHT AWAY THE DOORBELL BEGINS TO RING. REALLY UPSETS HER TOO. SHE FEELS LIKE WE HAVE NO TIME "ALONE". I TOLD HER TO HANG THE SIGN ON THE DOOR WHEN SHE COMES IN AND DON'T TALK IN THE HALL SO OTHERS CAN HEAR MY VOICE & USE YOUR KEY TO COME IN!! :rofl: WE'LL HAVE TO BE SNEAKIER THAN THE TENANTS!!
BUT WE DID HAVE A GOOD NIGHT AND WERE TESTING OUT MAKEUP IDEAS & TRYING TO FIND OUT WHY ONE OF MY CHAIRS WON'T RECLINE. TO TOP IT ALL OFF ONE WON'T GO UP IN THE AIR EITHER. WTF. WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS. NONE OF THIS IS GOOD WITH THE GOVT CUTBACKS. PROBABLY ANOTHER ARGUMENT WITH THE INSURANCE DOCTOR. LAST TIME I LOST. :cry:
I FEEL LIKE SCARLETT O'HARA....I'LL WORRY ABOUT IT TOMORROW.
I LISTENED TO THE NEWS AND THERE ARE FAR WORSE PROBLEMS THAN MINE. THE WHOLE WORLD IS FALLING APART!
GOING TO BE WARMER TODAY AND THEN I CAN GO OUT AND FREEZE MY BUTT TOMORROW WITH SHOPPING!
MAYBE I BETTER END THIS WHINING POST. SO FAR I HAVEN'T POSTED ONE GOOD THOUGHT!
OH YES....THE BACK IS MUCH IMPROVED (thanks to Igor) & THE SUN IS OUT!!:sunny: HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:



HAPPY....RIDE THAT HOUSE HIGH FOR ALL IT'S WORTH. LOTS OF GOOD THOUGHTS HEADED YOUR WAY FOR A HAPPY ENDING TO YOUR WAITING!!:hug:


MICHELLE....SORRY TO HEAR THE DAY WASN'T GING WELL AND THE MISSING MEDS. THANK GOD FOR AN UNDERSTANDING BOSS AND THAT YOU CAN WORK FROM HOME:hug: HOPE YOU'RE FEELING BETTER TODAY.


CEEJAY....HOPE YOU FIND THE ROTTING WOOD SMELL. WONDER WHAT IT IS? NOT COMING FROM OUTSIDE IS IT?? A MYSTERY FOR SURE. I CAN JUST SEE YOU RUNNING UP & DOWN THE STAIRS EVEN THOUGH HE SAID IT'S OK NOT TO. YOU'RE ANOTHER RESPONSIBLE PERSON!! GLAD IT'S ALREADY PAST 5/7! YOU GO GIRL!:cheer3:



ANNIE...good idea about the lemon down the drain. gonna try that with just the juice. my kitchen sink shares a waste pipe with the ladies room downstairs. sometimes IT'S PU!
SORRY...LOST MY CAPS,,,,,THANK GOD YOU'RE NOT IN A FLOOD ZONE. THE PICTURES ON TV WERE HORRIBLE. STAY DRY MY FRIEND THRU THE NASTY WEEKEND WE'RE ALL GETTING PREDICTIONS OF. OURS IS A WINTRY MIX BEGINNING WITH SNOW. :cry: I'M WITH YOU ON BEING FED UP!!



LAURA....SOUNDS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE BURSITIS. THINK MAYBE A DR SHOULD HAVE A LOOK SEE??? WHEN YOU FELL THOSE TIMES DID YOU TRY TO CATCH YOURSELF WITH THAT ARM DO YOU RECALL? MAYBE A GOOD OL' CORTISONE SHOT WOULD END THIS PAIN. SENDING A HUG :hug: HARD TO DO ANYTHING WITHOUT HURTING THE ELBOW!!! LOOKS LIKE YOU WILL BE BUSY ON & OFF BUT THE BEST THING SOUNDED LIKE THE GARDEN SHOW!! SPRING IN BLOOM!:flow1:



SHAD....GUESS YOU WILL BE ON YOUR WAY SOON. HOPE THE WILDCARDS BEHAVE THEMSELVES AND EVERYONE ENJOYS THE NEW UNION!! THINGS WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER. HAPPY WEDDING DAY :hb:
I DID HEAR ABOUT THE WELLINGTON EARTHQUAKE...EVEN THE REPORTER SAID AUST HAD HAD MORE THAN THEIR FAIR SHARE OF WEATHER PROBLEMS....NZ TOO. WACKY WEATHER. JEN SAID GOD'S TRYING TO TELL US SOMETHING AND NO ONE IS LISTENING. I AM BEGINNING TO BELIEVE HER. :yikes:
HOPE THE JOB COOPERATES WHEN YOU GET BACK...CAN'T THEY SEE IT'S IMPERATIVE TO SHARE INFO"?" WE HAVE A SIMILAR PROB HERE BUT NOT ON YOUR LEVEL!! :rofl: HAVE A GOOD TRIP!! E noho ra :hug: :wave:



ELLEN....SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT NOT MEETING THE MISSING GOAL BUT CONGRATS ON THE SALE!!! :cheers: GOOD TO HEAR SOMETHING WENT RIGHT FOR SOMEONE!! :rofl: :cheer2:

diyana
03-02-2011, 08:44 AM
Good morning ladies -

I had a rough evening yesterday...coughing fit after coughing fit. Ugh. Finally, it calmed down enough so I could sleep...and I slept very well. Since I worked from home today, I was able to sleep in until 6 am. :) So far so good on the breathing...of course that could be because I just nebulized. I've decided if I'm not better by Friday, I'm going to see the doctor again, as I will be out of antibiotics and running low on other meds.

Shad - So sorry to hear that had an earthquake in Wellington. I hope the weather and the earth cooperate so your niece can have a lovely wedding weekend. Sorry that you're feeling so stressed. It is stressful when dysfunctional families get together, and I haven't met a family yet that wasn't at least a little dysfunctional. I hope the training team is able to squeeze the knowledge out of those in the know while you are gone. As for the indoor temp versus outdoor temp causing colds, you may be on to something there. Here when the indoor temps are in the upper 60s and the outdoor temps are in the teens and twenties, it is a shock to the system. Maybe that's why a lot of colds happen in the winter, when it's much warmer inside than out, or in the summer, when it's the other way around. I hope you and the family have very safe travels, and a thoroughly enjoyable weekend. And I wish your dear niece the very happiest of wedding days and many, many years of happiness in her marriage.

Looks like people are sleeping in today or too busy to post before work, so I'll check back with y'all later.

Love and hugs,

diyana
03-02-2011, 08:56 AM
Mellie - You snuck in! I'm a sleepy head today too, and I did get plenty of good sleep. That's good that you and Jen had a nice late night chat. Bummer about getting interrupted. Sorry to hear about your chairs misbehaving! Bad chairs!! :nono: I wish I could wave my magic wand and they'd be brand new with all the functionality you desire. As for hearing about worse problems on the news...I'm purposely avoiding the news. Our governor just announced his budget plan for the next two years...essentially slashing the money for education, state health care, senior care, assistance, child care, child development...all social programs, and giving it all to big business. When I think about it, it makes me want to scream! :tantrum: And since that kind of stress constricts my airways...I can't do that right now. I'm so glad to hear your back has improved! :) The sun is out here too!! :woohoo: That would be awful to have your kitchen sink share a waste pipe with a restroom! Ugh!

Laura - That garden show sounds very tempting, and like something I'd want to attend. I'm sure it's got to be bigger and better than Milwaukee's Garden Show.

ceejay52
03-02-2011, 10:22 AM
Morning ladies.

Thanks every one for your suggestions concerning the smell in the kitchen.

Shad
I took your advice as I'd forgotten about the fridge having the pan on the bottom. It was terrible and smelled. Hopefully that was the culprit. I'll find out tonight when I walk into the house. The pan has been cleaned. I need to remind the land lord that he still hasn't replaced the apppliances. My harvest gold appliances need to be replaced.

Mel
That was a good suggestion for Jen to use the key and hang up the sign. I'm begining to think Jen is right also about God is trying to get our attention.

Michelle
It was nice of your boss to let you work from home today.

Annie
Did your dad do okay on his anniversary? The floods are scary but glad you are safe.

When I got home last night I took my meds. I started the new bp med last night and it had a warning sign on the label that said may make you sleepy, don't drive until you know for sure. I'm thinking he put a mild nerve med in it. I had told him that my heart races sometimes at night when I have had a lot of stress. I'm off all caffiene.

More later.

annie175
03-02-2011, 02:42 PM
Italian Roast Beef

3/4 cup water
1-1/2 cubes beef bouillon
1/2 t crushed garlic
1 T Italian seasoning
1/2 t ground black pepper
1 T dried oregano
1 T dried basil
1/4 t dried red pepper flakes (optional)
2 lbs rump roast
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Nuke water and bouillon till mixable
Mix together garlic, italian seasoning, pepper, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes in bag or large plate. Rub roast with vegetable oil. Rub roast with seasoning mixture till well coated. Place roast in oven cooking bag, sprinkle remainder of seasoning onto roast in bag. Pour bouillon mix around roast. Bake in 375 oven till done. (1 1/2 - 2 hours) Serve with fav veggies...

annie175
03-02-2011, 02:49 PM
Ceejay...how did your heart do on the new meds? Any racing last night?

Chelle...keep taking care of you and maybe go ahead and make an appt with doc anyway...you are not well enough in my books.

MELLIE...go ahead and biotch, we are all guilty of that from time to time and frankly, not to make fun of you, but your biotching is funny every now and then.

Shaddie...hope work is done and you are well on your way to the wedding. We all have crazy relatives, I just try to avoid them.

Laura...I just had my pap/physical...my pap came back okie dokie, and other than my BP all is good. I still need to schedule my boobie squish, but can't seem to remember to do that. Like right now I should just stop and do that...Have not heard of the movie Unknown, probably about my life. lol

Not much going on today. Worked last night, it was boring and uneventful. Tonight Sis and I are going to dad's. She is going to color my hair while we are there just to have something to do while we are there. Sides dad sits in the kitchen with us and BSs..

Heys to everyone..

Gotta get back at it..not that I want to...I would just rather go home.

Loves and hugs.

Laura705
03-02-2011, 03:26 PM
Good Afternoon Worldlies.

Shad - So it's Thursday AM. Hope your travel day goes smoothly and safely. You're right - a lot of bad weather going around. I just wonder if it's just the natural progression of the universe, with some of it perhaps hastened along by the inhabitants of earth. Who knows, we earthlings might have to start seeking out the most stable environments on the planet and then look to other planets - in the way of all those sci-fi/futuristic tales.

Mel - Too bad about the interruptions last night. You've got good ideas to prevent it in the future! I'll have to see if bursitis might be what I have. I don't recall hurting my elbow in a fall. I like your new signature!!

Michelle - Hope being at home helps you get better. What a long run this has been for you! Re the garden show...I'm still on the fence about going. I recall being a bit disappointed last year and thinking I could do with skipping a year, but then the winter blues hit and the idea of going becomes appealing again. I suppose part of my reluctance is that I don't get much accomplished in our own front and back yards because I feel overwhelmed with just the basics - keeping the lawn up, controlling weeds, keeping shrubs trimmed - let alone adding something new. Maybe if I write down the projects and tasks and break down it all down into even smaller pieces and just focus on certain things this season it'll be less daunting. Hmm, it might be fun to visit the Milwaukee garden show - could be a fun day trip.

Ceejay - I hope you walk into only pleasant smells tonight! Is the new bp med is working out for you?

Hellos to Happy, Annie & Ellen!

The movie "Unknown" that we saw last night was pretty good. I've seen better thriller/espionage type films, but Liam Neeson was good. Saw a preview for "The Green Lantern" with Ryan Reynolds - huh. I'm not a big fan of his...we'll see what kind of reviews it gets when it's released this summer.

Glad there's nothing going on tonight - I went out four nights in a row and I just need a normal evening. I'm going to do a BE workout - no left arm movements! And I need to load the software that came w/ the bp monitor into the computer and then upload the readings from the monitor onto the computer. Tomorrow is my dr appt so I'm leaving work early.

Yawn, I'm feeling a bit tired. Too many late nights. I also ran out of my tea bags at work and so I used my Starbucks card (from Christmas before last!) to buy myself a non-fat chai and a blueberry muffin. Maybe their chai doesn't have the same level of caffeine as my tea bags. And they use the chai syrup, so it's a bit too sweet for my taste... I need to bring some tea to work. About a month ago I spent a small fortune on a couple types of loose tea at a gourmet tea shop and I'm disappointed in both varieties I bought. I think I'll bring it to work so that I use it up more quickly. At home I usually only drink tea on the weekends so it would take quite a while to get through this stuff otherwise.

Okay, enough rambling. Let me post, and then I'll see if anyone snuck in on me, and then it's back to work. C'mon quitting time!!

Laura705
03-02-2011, 03:35 PM
Hi Annie - Get that mammo scheduled! Not fun, but important. My insurance (bc/bs) screws up the claim every time and I have to call them every time to fix it. Sigh.

Have fun at your dad's tonight. :)

Shad
03-02-2011, 04:08 PM
Morning all,
I've got most of my gear spread out over my bed and am beginning to pack. Such fun. But at least if it is spread out and in day order, I am not likely to forget things off the list. It's going to be a long day and right now I need coffee. Think I might just take a few minutes to get my act together and then get stuck into it. It's quite a list

Miss puss is squeaking for her yoghurt. Today I tried out a pomegranate with my cereal. Never had one of those before and this one was grown in the good ole USA. Had no idea what to do with it so just squeezed all the seeds out and the lovely dark red juice. It is nice but not over the top. I don't think it will be a real 'must have' in the future.

This strange feeling is still with me. Don't know what it is but it is definitely there. I doubt that the family will get over the top. We are not usually like that. It has possibly come about since DS1 got back together with his partner (for a trial period - her idea not his I believe) and they are both coming to the wedding. Que sera sera. It is too late to worry about it now.

Annie - sorry that some good Indiana folk are flooded out. Every time I hear about flooding, the rotten smell comes back to me.

Laura - I have been taken in by those tea shops as well. Get the flavour home and it never tastes as it did in the shop. Sometimes the same goes for wine.

Ceejay - hope that got rid of the smell. If you have harvest gold applicances then they are very old and probably very inefficient.

Michelle - Glad to hear the lungs are feeling somewhat better. It is so good that you are working from home. You will feel much better for it.

Mel - Jen is right - we are being told something. Problem is that we are too stupid to try to understand the message. The job will co-operate - you'll see! :rofl: I went around and spent some time with my blokes and they promised to let me know when they were batting ideas around or meeting to discuss progress. Good blokes. And - about 45 minutes later, the team lead coming around at the trot to tell me to get my *** into the bosses office since we were doing a catch up progress meeting. Aaah right. So now I know they are frightened of me as well. That's what I want.

So better get on with the packing. Need to get the cat to the cattery. Need to pack Dnieces present to other Dniece in my luggage somehow. Leaving here around midday for the flight to Sydney and then to meet up with DS1 and partner in Sydney to fly to Wellington. Thanks to all for the best wishes for Dniece 1 (Rochelle) and my new Dnephew in law to be (Matt). I will pass them on.
Tell me something. If the husband has a mother - she becomes the MIL. If he has brother, he is the BIL and a sister becomes the SIL.
Is a daughter in law a DIL? and does my new nephew become a NIL.
I wonder whether the US will understand that one!

diyana
03-02-2011, 04:31 PM
Hey ladies -

I'm so glad I'm working from home today because I'm exhausted...and as soon as that clock hits 3:30, I'm going to take a nap. Zzzzzzzzzz. Tomorrow I have to work late due to meetings, which won't be any fun.

Ceejay - I'm glad you found the cause of the odor and were able to take care of it. I hope your new bp meds mean no more Nascar heart (races, get it?).

Annie - The Italian roast sounds yummy. I will definitely try it this weekend! :drool: I took your advice and made an appt with the doc for Friday morning. It was either that or late tomorrow evening, and tomorrow's going to be a long enough day anyway. Ugh. I work from home on Friday and since the doc is in the town where I live, I can do the appointment on my lunch hour. Besides I've got reports implementing this weekend, which means I'll be working (at home) from 7 to 9 or so on Friday night and from 7 to 9 am on Sunday morning. I'm glad your physical went well. Make the dang boob squish appt, will ya?! It's important, my sista! Hope you have a nice evening at dad's. I'm way overdue for a haircut and color touch up. I was hoping to do that this weekend, but I may still be sick. So I'd better wait until next weekend.

Shad - By the time you read this you'll prolly be in NZ. I hope the flight went well and that all the family is getting along so far.

Laura - I'm finding that being at home has helped me feel a little better. Of course, being around my terrific, loving doggies always cheers me up. Plus, I don't have to go far to fill up my water bottle or go to the loo. I just checked out the Garden Show website and it looks lovely! If I'm feeling up to it, we're supposed to go to Chicago this Saturday to get together with a friend who lives in the Jefferson Park area. Maybe, again if I'm feeling up to it, we could go down earlier in the day and check out the show. It's a little pricey, costing nearly $50 for 2 tickets and parking...so we'll see. We're also going down to Chicago on April 9th for ReptileFest at University of Illinois - Chicago. It'll be the 3rd year in a row that we've gone to that. I understand about feeling overwhelmed keeping up with the yard/garden basics. We really want to create several raised flower and veggie beds this Spring, including creating high stone borders around the trees and filling in with dirt and lovely flowers. But now that Spring is nearly here, it looks like cost might be an issue. :( Unfortunately, the Milwaukee Garden Show is a "Home and Garden Show', so there are A LOT of vendors that have more to do with home remodeling/renovations, etc., than with gardening. We've gone a couple times....but the "garden" aspect was such a small percentage that we were disappointed. And we aren't in the market to do any renovations this year.

Well, it's nap time for this chick!

Love and hugs,

diyana
03-02-2011, 04:37 PM
Shad - You snuck in on me. I guess you haven't left yet. I hope everything goes smoothly with the family, including DS1 and his partner. I do feel better working at home, and wish I could tomorrow. Have a wonderful trip! :hug:

happy2bme
03-03-2011, 08:34 AM
Good morning girls,

I had a pain in the ... doctor's appointment yesterday. I walked out after waiting over 2 hours. I don't think the doctor was even in the office! It was the gyne and my friend who referred me there a couple of years back said she just left them too - they cater to the pregnant ladies and more and more one is stuck sitting in the office while they are out delivering babies. I can't be taking an entire day off to sit around waiting for anyone. I got there just after 9am waited until almost 11 to be put in a room where they gave me a paper thin size 0 gown and left me in a room where there was cold air constantly blowing from the a/c. I sat there for 45 minutes and by then it was heading into lunch when I said I'd be back at work. I was half frozen and could not hear any doctors in the hall so I got dressed and told the nurse as I walked out "I'm outta here". Very annoying. Luckily at my age I don't need much on the female stuff outside of a pap and boob squeeze which can probably be stretched to every other year anyway. :mad:

Chatted with Shad for a few minutes yesterday on FB while she was waiting to board her plane. I hope she has a nice family party at the niece's wedding. She said we should all be good while she is away :lol:

Michelle - at this point girl I don't know what to recommend to get you better. Just rest I guess. Almost makes you freaky to be around sick people after this. My co-worker caught something last year that must have hung on for months. She was constantly coughing at work and refused to go to the doctor because she thought it was a viral thing and there was nothing they could do about it. After sustained coughing like that, I would think it would take it's toll on your vocal cords. So you go to a reptile show, eh? Hah, that sounds like DH's thing - the unusual and fascinating :lol: Wow 50 bucks IS alot for the garden show. I like the idea of raised beds too. Hope you had a good nap and are ready to tackle today.

Shad - by now you should be arrived and settled in. Again, hope you have a good time. I find pomegranate to be an aquired taste. Kind of bitter. Hard to get at the seeds and if I recall, the juice stains something fierce. As to your question about the relations and what they are called - I think first line directly related family gets titles but their partners do not. For example my nephew is my nephew but his wife is not my niece. DH's brother is my BIL but his wife is not my SIL. DH's mom was my MIL but the string of wives FIL had after her were just FIL's wives, they did not become my MIL (thank goodness!) And then there is the whole "twice removed" relationship I never understood. "She is my cousin, twice removed" :dunno:

My DH has a theory that all these earthquakes (and large sink holes) and such are due to the fact that we have removed all that oil from the inside of the earth and it had a reason for being there and was not meant to be taken out. I guess if you consider the earth a ball with solids in it and you remove those solids, you will get puckering and gaps. :idea:

Laura - I have several of those dissapointing teas too. Maybe we should swap :lol: I got some black teas I find too strong for my tastes and some of the green ones are just kind of bland. But like you, I paid too much to just chuck them in the trash. As for the shrubbery - it got to a point where I was spending quite a bit on annual flowers so we went to a nursery and planned out plants that would come back each year. Hibiscus and some other bushy plants. We dug up one side of the yard and put in some really nice beds. Had a planter box in front of one side of the garage and one side of the house had lily of the valleys I carefully tended for 7 years as well as spring bulbs. For whatever reason, the people who bought the house in AH dug up EVERYTHING and took out the bushes and just left dirt. Never planted anything back. It really broke my neighbor's heart because not only did it look wretched, but he knew how hard we worked on it in the first place. AND IT ALL CAME BACK BY ITSELF each year. NO WORK. They were idiots. Anyway - it's not that hard to find some simple stuff. Even just a few pots here and there for a bit of summer color.

Annie - thank you for the recipe. I'll be it smells divine cooking! Will have to try it. Watch that BP girl, with all the running you do, I'm surprised it's not lower.

Cripes - just looked at the time, I have to get moving. Will catch up later. :wave: to Mel, Ceejay and Ellen. :hug:

MELODY525
03-03-2011, 09:02 AM
:brr: IT'S 20 DEGREES BUT FEELS LIKE 9 WITH THE WINDCHILL....SO GUESS WHO ISN'T GOING TO TJ'S FOOD SHOPPING. I'M COLD JUST SITTING HERE! I WENT DOWN TO SEE HOW COLD IT IS AND FORGET IT. NOT STARTING THE SCIATICA ALL OVER AGAIN. IT'S NOT EVEN 100% YET:cry: JEN AND RICHIE SAID THEY ARE GOING SHOPPING EITHER TONITE OR TOMORROW BEFORE THE WINTRY MIX HITS US.
I AM THINKING OF HAVING SOME BEEF & BARLEY SOUP FOR BREAKFAST AND GET WARMED UP! :snowball:
HAVE A GREAT DAY & STAY WARM!!:flame:



MICHELLE....HOPE THE COUGHING SUBSIDES AND YOU FEEL BETTER. GASPING FOR AIR CAN'T BE FUN. I KNOW THE FEELING. JUST GLAD YOU CAN STAY AT HOME AND WORK EXCEPT FOR THE MEETING. GIVE YOU MORE TIME TO GET BETTER. :hug:



CEEJAY.....HOPE THESE NEW MEDS WORK AND YOU LIKE THEM. FUNNY HOW AFTER THE STRESS IS OVER AND WE'RE HOME THAT THE RACING & PALPITATIONS BEGIN. I DO THE SAME THING. SENDING A HUG YOUR WAY:hug: STAY CALM.



ANNIE....WHEN I BIOTCH, I MAKE MYSELF LAUGH TOO. MAYBE THAT'S A GOOD THING:rofl: GOOD IDEA WITH THE HAIR COLORING AT DAD'S PLACE. MUST MAKE HIM FEEL LIKE THE "OLD" DAYS WHEN EVERYONE WAS HOME AND CHATTED IN THE KITCHEN. MADE ME FEEL GOOD JUST READING IT!! :hug: THE ROAST SOUNDS GREAT AND I AM GONNA PRINT IT OUT FOR A FUTURE DATE! I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE ROASTER BAG IDEA! NO MESS!



LAURA....PUT THE TEA IN GIFT BAGS AND REGIFT IT TO SOME UNSUSPECTING PERSON!! :lol3: :lol3: THAT WOULD GET RID OF IT FASTER!! I LOVE LIAM NEESON. AND ALSO AM NOT A REYNOLDS FAN. HIS ACTING IS JUST SO BLAH. HE REALLY IS LIKE HIS DAD. ALWAYS LOOKING TO SEE WHERE THE CAMERA IS:rofl: HOPE YOU FIND THE CAUSE & CURE FOR THE ARM. CAN'T BE NICE HAVING IT HURTING LIKE THAT:hug:



SHAD....NOT SURE IF THE US WILL UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP CAUSE I DIDN'T:rofl: :rofl: YOU CRACKED ME UP WITH THE GUY COMING TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE MEETING:lol3: ALREADY A SIGN OF PROGRESS!! I LAUGHED SO HARD I ALMOST CRIED. WE ARE SOOOO MUCH ALIKE. WHEN THEY'RE AFRAID OF ME I KNOW THE JOBS GET DONE!! ROFLMYASSOFF :gift: HAPPY DAY FOR ROCHELLE & MARK:hb: :cheers: GET BACK SAFE AND SOUND. WE WILL MISS YOU. I ALSO HOPE THAT "FEELING" LEAVES YOU. :hug: :hug: :hug:

MELODY525
03-03-2011, 09:09 AM
HAPPY.....YOU ARE THE SNEAKER INNER!! :queen:A YOU HAVEN'T BREATHED DOWN MY NECK IN A LONG TIME :hug: I AGREE WITH YOUR DH...WE WERE DISCUSSING IT TOO AND WERE THINKING ALL THE DRILLING AND MINING IS CAUSING SHIFTS IN THE EARTH'S MAKEUP INSIDE THE "BALL". BUT THEN NO ONE WILL LISTEN TO US ANYWAY :rrofl: ONE DAY NYC WILL SINK INTO THE RIVER AND OCEAN JUST FROM THE SHEER WEIGHT OF THE BUILDINGS!!! :yikes: HOPE YOU FIND A BETTER DR TO GO TO. ONE THAT DEALS WITH THE UNPREGNANT!!! I GO TO A CLINIC WHERE I AM ABOUT THE ONLY OLDER PERSON THERE AND THE REST ARE ALL PREGNANT TEENAGERS ON WELFARE :cry: HAVE A SUPER DAY MY SOUTHERN SISTER AND KEEP WARM!!

diyana
03-03-2011, 10:47 AM
Hi ladies -

I'm here at work, though I wish I was home sleeping. Yesterday, I took a nap from 4:00 to 6:30...and then went back to sleep at 9. I think rest is the key to me getting better. I have to work until 4 pm today, so I won't be home until 5. But when I get home, I plan to eat, shower and get in my jammies, and hopefully be asleep by 8 or 8:30. Since I'm working from home tomorrow, I'll sleep in until 6 am. Nice!!

Happy - I absolutely HATE when doctors make you wait! Luckily most of my doctors run right on time. I would've left as well, especially since they left you sitting in the FREEZING room buck nekked except for a paper gown. I just have my regular doc do my annual exam, and I get my annual mammo done in the same building. The coughing has taken it's toll on my vocal chords. My voice is really raspy. Your DH's theory on earthquakes really sounds plausible, especially when you consider that it's not just oil we remove, but natural gas, and all the minerals that are mined from the earth. That sucks that the people who bought your AH house dug up all your lovely plants. Our gardens are chock full with perennials and bulbs, and we keep geraniums (one of my fave flowers) in pots so that we can bring them inside during the winter. Then we just add annuals for a dash of spring color until the perennials bloom.

Mel - Sorry that it's too cold to go to TJs. :( Soup for breakfast should warm you up nicely. We're getting a wintry mix later today, and then again this weekend. Those roaster bags are THE BEST! I use them ALL the time for roasts and meatloaf.

I'd better get back to it.

A big :wave: to everyone!

Love and hugs,

annie175
03-03-2011, 11:25 AM
I am in a major funk, cried most of the night, eyes are swollen to slits, teeth even hurts. I will be back when I am better...sorry to let you all down.

diyana
03-03-2011, 12:17 PM
Oh, Annie, I'm so sorry you're so unhappy and life has you down. Remember we are all here for you!! We love you very much, our dear sister friend. :hug: :grouphug: :hug:

I know sometimes when we get overwhelmed and life in general is being difficult, it's tough to remember all our blessings....like your daughter and son, and all your great friends....ahem....present company INCLUDED.

Love you,

Laura705
03-03-2011, 12:31 PM
Morning all. I'll have to get back here later today or tomorrow to catch up. I leave three hours early today for the doc appt. The boss has us brainstorming on a solution to a different kind of staffing issue, and the deadline is tomorrow morning.

The only posts I've read today are on this page. Annie - sorry you're in this funk. Don't stay away when you're feeling like this - as Michelle said, we're here for you!! :hug:

diyana
03-03-2011, 12:36 PM
Laura - Good luck with the brainstorming, and sending you lots of :goodvibes: for the doctor appt. :hug:

MELODY525
03-03-2011, 02:39 PM
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ANNIE...THAT HUG IS JUST FOR YOU. FEELING THE PAIN ALL THE WAY OVER HERE SISTER. WIPE THOSE PRETTY EYES AND KNOW THAT PEOPLE LOVE YOU. :love:DON'T BE MAKING ME CRY ALONG WITH YOU!!! :hug:


MICHELLE....GOOD IDEA ON THE SLEEP AND JAMMIES WHEN YOU GET HOME. SLEEP IS THE BEST CURE FOR WHAT AILS YOU. KEEP COZY :hug:


LAURA....GOOD LUCK WITH THE DR APPT AND THE BRAINSTORMING. HOPE THEY BOTH GO WELL!!!


:cofdate: THOUGHT I'D SHARE SOMETHING.....
I WAS FEELINGSORRY FOR MYSELF THIS MORNING AND WAS ON THE WAY DOWNSTAIRS TO ASK IF I COULD BORROW A CASE OF BOTTLED WATER....JUST AS I TOUCHED THE DOORKNOB...SOMEONE KNOCKED. THERE STOOD JOHN WITH A CASE OF POLAND SPRINGS ON THE HAND TRUCK:yikes: :faint: IMAGINE MY SHOCK. HE SAID HE'S A MINDREADER:rofl: :rofl: I WAS SO HAPPY BUT EVENT SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME. SPOOKY :ghost:

diyana
03-03-2011, 02:59 PM
Mel - I'm so happy that John is a mindreader and had the water ready and waiting for you!! :) Sometimes our friends know us so well that they know what we need before we ask for it. :)

ceejay52
03-03-2011, 05:09 PM
Happy
Your DH's explanation of the earthquakes is very logical.
I did have to wait about an hour for my gyn to delive a abay but I didn't have a job to return to that day. I can understaand howo annoying that could be.

Mel
Good for John for bringing you some water. What a guy!
Brrrrr, here it is a beautiful warm dayand you are at 20 degree's.

Annie
Hugs,

Laura,
Good luck at the doctor's office.

Ellen
have you completed Mt Washmore?

WOOOOOOOHOOOOOO 3 more hours and I'm free for 2 day's. My uncle called and told me that one of my cousn's passed away. He was 80 and had several health conditions. He lives in Stuggart, AR which is close to Little Rock and I'm not driving that far on my day off.

upswife
03-03-2011, 06:36 PM
Annie-big HUG!!! I know Life can get you down, but we are all here for you!!! I may not post a bunch...still waiting on my new keyboard, but I read everyday!!!

Ceejay-No, MT wasmore caught up with me, but I should beable to handle it tomorrow. Kids are off school till tuesday so I will enlist their help.

Waiting on company to arrive, will toutch base with everyone tomorrow!

diyana
03-03-2011, 08:04 PM
I see the doc again tomorrow. I hope he has some other ideas that will help me breathe. If he recommends the hospital, I may take him up on it...even though our new medical insurance has a $300 copayment for hospital stays....definitely not an expense DH and I budgeted for. But if he says it'll get me breathing better faster....we'll do it. I'm frassin' sick and tired of struggling to breathe.

happy2bme
03-04-2011, 08:01 AM
Good morning ladies,

Such sadness around here. :( I thought we were banishing it from the thread this month. :rollpin:

Annie - I'm so very sorry at whatever has got you down. You are a good mom, a loving person and you deserve to be happy. Take some comfort that we all love you :grouphug: and are there for you. Please don't cry your eyes into slits.

And Michelle - gosh a bout in the hospital! Holy cow. I can't believe that lung thing is sooooo bad. Well if it's making you that tired, your body must be doing a helluva job of fighting it. I guess at this point, do whatever you can to get over the hump. Good luck to you my friend :hug:

Have a good time with your guests Ellen who will no doubt add to the Mt. Washmore pile :lol:

Ceejay - considering all the earthquakes rumbling around Little Rock lately, I'd be staying away from there too :yikes: It's quite a long way to drive all by yourself anyway.

Good morning Miss Mel. So glad that John was there for you. :hug: I think there is just someone as good hearted as you looking after you as it should be. Did Richie and Jen do the shopping for you? Seems like winter is really hanging in there. I see there is a storm across the midwest that will more than likely head your way in a few days. So go get stocked up. Barley soup for breakfast? Whooa - I wouldn't dare. :rofl: Hope it was good though...

Laura - that is interesting (and maybe a good thing) that the boss has you guys involved in part of the decision making. Hope you come up with some good ideas they buy into. I hope you got through the doctor's quickly. Did you go about your elbow?

I had quite the scare yesterday. DH called and said we received a paper to sign that said we were going to immediately move into the new house (which we'd love to but can't quite meet their timeline). The scary part was that if we couldn't meet the criteria, they would reject our offer and send it back to the selling block :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: There have been at least 4 other offers received, some of which I'm sure are just hoping our deal falls through. This dealing with the government is really difficult. Everything has to be just so and by their rules and no wiggle room. You would think they were giving us the place for free for heaven's sake! DH assures me we are still good to go, the paper was in regards to something we don't necessarily need so we will bypass it. Sure was a tense afternoon though. I feel the same way I do when I travel by air. I am extremely tense until I get to the airport and get checked in. Then I relax a little but still am nervous until I step off the plane at my destination. I am on edge until all papers (which are in order and have been submitted) are accepted and we have a firm closing date set. I'm not even that nervous about taking on a second mortgage - although as DH reminded me at the store last night - we have to start getting into the mindset of looking at every purchase and saying do we REALLY need this? :dunno: Anyway - time for me to get today's workday over with. Have fun at the wedding Shad. Have a good Friday to the rest of you lot. :wave:

MELODY525
03-04-2011, 09:25 AM
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SENDING OUT ANOTHER HUG FOR ANNIE. HOPE IT HELPS KEEP THE BOOGEY MAN AWAY.



:cofdate: GOOD MORNING. PC IS GOING NUTS AGAIN. I TYPE AND WINDOWS OPEN UP. THEN WORDS GET TYPED INTO THEM. :rofl: HAVE PATIENCE MELLIE. DON'T TOSS IT OUT THE WINDOW. WE DON'T HAVE A SPARE YET:lol3:
I HAVE DECIDED, WITH JEN'S HELP, NOT TO DO ANYTHING FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS AND HOPE THE SCIATICA BECOMES A THING OF THE PAST. I CERTAINLY HAVE LOTS OF TAPES & DVDS TO WATCH. THEY WENT SHOPPING AND I HAVE ALL PREPARED FOOD IN THE HOUSE NOW. RICHIE IS MAKING A SMALL TURKEY OVER THE WEEKEND. SO THAT'S THE PLAN :beach: JOHN CALLED AND ASKED IF I NEED ANYTHING AT THE STORE.
IT'S NOT LIKE ME TO STAY OFF THE BUS FOR 2 WEEKS. IF I DIDN'T HAVE CABIN FEVER BEFORE...I CERTAINLY HAVE IT NOW.
JEN SAID I PICKED THE WRONG MONTH TO DO THE "OUT & ABOUT" CHALLENGE:rofl: :rofl:
HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:


I LOST MY PERSONALS....LET ME TRY AGAIN:



CEEJAY~ I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR COUSIN PASSING AWAY. SENDING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY COMFORTING THOUGHTS:hug: I AM GLAD YOU HAVE 2 DAYS OFF NOW. GOT ANY PLANS OR JUST RESTING UP! WE CAN WATCH TV TOGETHER!!:beach:



MICHELLE~ HOPE YOU FIND A FASTER FIX FOR THE BREATHING. MAYBE A QUICK STAY IN THE HOSP WITH AN IV DRIP WOULD BE BEST. GUESS WE'LL WAIT TO HEAR FROM THE DOCTOR & YOU....GOOD LUCK :hug:



HAPPY~ SENDING YOU A HUG FOR THE SCARY DAY :hug: YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO CURTAIL THE SHOPPING, GET THE HOUSE AND GET RETIRED:beach: I BET YOU COULD OPEN UP A FLEA MARKET OF YOUR OWN WITH WHAT'S IN YOUR CLOSETS!! :rofl: :rofl: SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS OUT TO YOU AND FOR GETTING THE PAPERS OF "SOLD"!!!! HANG IN THERE.


ELLEN~ HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH THE COMPANY. ENJOY!!!

Laura705
03-04-2011, 12:42 PM
Morning all. TGIF!!

Mel - How about that w/ the case of bottled water - you and John are on the same wavelength, LOL. Hope the extra rest puts the sciatica to rest!! Enjoy your turkey dinner this weekend. :hun: Hey, do you think your wireless keyboard is acting up again and causing those problems?? Do you have a regular corded keyboard you can switch out and see if that's it? Just a thought.

Michelle - Have you been to the doc yet today? The hospital sounds so drastic, but if that's what it takes, so be it - this has been going on way too long and you need to get well!!! Sending you some healing vibes!! :goodvibes:

Ellen - Enjoy your company today! Definitely get those kids to help w/ the laundry. I'm glad doggy doesn't produce much laundry, but on second thought, there are those muddy paws towels, the covers to his beds, and his comforters (grandma buys those for him, lol).

Ceejay - Enjoy your time off after that loooong stretch of workdays. Sorry to hear about your cousin.

Happy - I'm glad the scare with your home purchase really wasn't one!! What doesn't kill you will make you stronger, so you and dh should come out of this process totally strong & enthusiastic to enjoy your new home. :rofl:

Annie - I hope you're feeling better about things - you have so many good things in your life - remember that gf!!!. And get your butt back here - we miss you!!

Shad - :wave:

My doctor’s appt went well. I really like my doctor. My bloodwork was good. My total cholesterol was 207, but the dr was happy with it because the “good” cholesterol – HDL - was high and the “bad” was low, and everything else was good. My BP is in the pre-hypertension level. She said she could put me on a diuretic to help, but we decided to give me 4 months (when I’ll see her again) to try and make some lifestyle changes. She recommended the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) – I’ll have to research that.

She also scheduled another ekg – I had one at my last physical in ’08 (I was diagnosed with a heart murmur as a kid), and I guess that showed a slightly “floppy” mitral valve, - not floppy enough to have leakage, but she just wants to check it out.

We got on the topic of my gyne, and I questioned the bone density tests he was recommending and she was surprised someone under 50 and not menopausal would be told to have one every 2 years. Between that and the fact that this gyn group now also operates a “med spa” alongside the usual services, I’m sort of thinking I might just switch…but I still think I would go to a gyne and not my primary for the gyne exams and tests.

Re my elbow, she was pretty certain my issue is “tennis elbow” and not bursitis based on my symptoms. She recommended 2 weeks of anti-inflammatories, and maybe trying a brace/band. She said once there’s inflammation, the pain just radiates out, and not just to the forearm. I need to curtail the gripping/pulling movements that cause this, which include the weight lifting. If it’s not better in two weeks, I'm to call for a referral for an orthopedic doctor.

There was no specific mention of my weight, but I suppose through our other discussions about the BP and exercise, etc. she knows I'm not oblivious of the need to lose weight. Or maybe she'll wait until my next appt in 4 mos. to get on me about it!

Nothing planned this weekend - yay! Might get to the laundromat with those big dog comforters. Plenty of other stuff to do around the house, including the never-ending paper purge, and I also want to work on my convertible mittens and snuggly throw.

Everyone have a great weekend!!

ceejay52
03-04-2011, 02:00 PM
happy
i was to tired to be driving and didn't even think about the earthquakes. My uncle would have probably rode with me as they were class mates. Buying this house isn't the easiest time but once it's all settled you'll be happy.

Mel
Good for you in taking Jen's advice and staying put for three day's.

Laura
I am envious of your cholesterol readings. I'm working on getting my hdl level up by my next doctor's visit.

I've been running errands this morning. And I've decided that I'm breaking my cardio routine into 10 minute segments until I can work up to the one hour.

diyana
03-04-2011, 02:26 PM
No time for a long post....but I want to let you know "No Hospital for this Chick". It was a long appointment, followed by a blood test to check my white count, and then to pick up the new prescriptions...even stronger meds.

I've missed nearly 3 hours of work for the appointment, so I really should get back to working.

Love and hugs,

Laura705
03-04-2011, 04:20 PM
Michelle - So glad you're not going to the hospital! Hope the stronger meds take care of this!!

Ceejay - Good to work up to the full cardio time. How many times per week are you shooting for?

I'm starting the park district classes on Monday, and I might start w/ a beginner step class because (a) it starts earlier in the evening and (b) it'll be easier. There's a Zumba class at 8 pm - we'll see about that for next Monday.

MELODY525
03-04-2011, 06:01 PM
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HAPPY......I WANT TO WISH YOU AND DH A WONDERFUL AND A VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TOMORROW. HOPE I GOT THE DAY RIGHT!!:cheers: ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY.
I HAVE TO ATTEND AN UNPLANNED MEETING LATE TONITE AND MIGHT SLEEP IN TOMORROW MORNING...LOL....AND I DIDN'T WANT TO MISS YOU INCASE YOU GOT HERE FIRST. :love: :hug:


I'LL DO PERSONALS IN THE MORNING CAUSE I AM RUSHED RIGHT NOW BUT I AM GLAD MICHELLE IS STAYING HOME :cheer3:

Shad
03-04-2011, 06:07 PM
Morning all,

Quick note. I am in Wellington and it is not particularly windy. However it isn't the greatest of days for a wedding but is supposed to clear soon.
My luggage didn't arrive on the same plane as me and I spent much of yesterday trying to track the case down. It arrived about 9.00pm last night. Since I had to be at the dinner at 7.00 on Friday, I had to go shopping for clothes, toiletries etc.

On Friday morning around 2.am we had an earthquake. Just a minor jolt. I must say that Happy's DH's theory is interesting but earthquakes are caused my movement of earths plates deep below the surface, however I do agree that the mining and defiling of the earth for 'treasure' is going to have repercussions - I think such as landslides, changes in water tables, earth depressions and big changes in the landscape. Just as we are what we eat, the Earth is what the natural flora and landscape requires to grow and become steady.

Anyway, I need to get off here and get on with helping Chris get lunch ready.

Have a great day and a good weekend.

diyana
03-04-2011, 08:26 PM
Shad - I'm wishing your niece and nephew in law a wonderful wedding day! And sending :goodvibes: that all the family gets along and behaves.

MELODY525
03-05-2011, 08:32 AM
:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS
I SLEPT LIKE A LOG. WENT TO BED AT 10 PM AND WOKE AT 7:14 AM. I FEEL LIKE A MILLION BUCKS TOO. THE MEETING WAS QUICKER THAN I THOUGHT. ANOTHER EVICTION OF A SQUATTER...HIS MOM DIED AND HE THOUGHT HE COULD JUST MOVE IN FOR FREE! :faint: PEOPLE ARE FRASSING CRAZY :crazy: I CAME UP HERE, ATE SOME TURKEY AND WENT TO BED. :cloud9: THE ONLY THING I REMEMBER IS ROLLING OVER A FEW TIMES:rofl:
THE SIGN IS ON THE DOOR AND ALL I HAVE TO ANSWER ARE THE ALARMS. :dance:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.



ANNIE....THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU KIDDO :hug:



MICHELLE....I WAS GLAD TO READ LAST NIGHT THAT YOU WEREN'T HOSPITAL MATERIAL :hug: HOPE THE STRONGER MEDS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. TAKE CARE OF YOUR INTESTINES! REST IS THE KEY HERE. GET AS MUCH AS YOU CAN AND GIVE THOSE LUNGS A CHANCE TO HEAL. :hug:



LAURA...I THOUGHT ABOUT THE WIRELESS AND AM TOO FREAKING LAZY TO DIG THEM OUT & CHANGE TO THE WIRED! :rofl: :rofl: I FIND THAT IF I RESTART THE COMPUTER IT USALLY STOPS. YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE HOW MANY WINDOWS OPEN UP....ALTHOUGH ANNOYING...IT'S FUNNY. IT MUST BE A SCREW UP WITH ALL THESE "QUICK" BUTTONS ON THIS DANG KEYBOARD. GOOD LUCK WITH THE CLASSES AND TAKE CARE AT THE SAME TIME. GLAD IT'S TENNIS ELBOW....THOUGH THEY SHOULD SAY MOUSE ELBOW!! HOPE THE NSAIDS WORK FOR YOU LIKE THEY DO FOR ME. I LIKED THE DASH DIET AND HAD LOOKED IT UP MANY YEARS AGO AT THE RECCO OF A DR AND ALSO OUR SHAD. SOME GOOD IDEAS THERE. :hug:



CEEJAY....GOOD IDEA EXERCISING 10 MIN AT A TIME. I SHOULD TRY TO REMEMBER THAT AND IT MIGHT HELP TO KEEP THE BACK HAPPIER. THANKS! ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF.



SHAD....I CAN'T BELIEVE THE SUITCASE. HOW DO AIRLINES DO THAT?? SORRY YOU HAD TO GO OUT AND BUY NEW STUFF BUT THEN SHOPPING IS FUN!! OMG!! ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE??? IS THERE NO END TO EARTH'S ANGER??? I TOLD THE KIDS WHERE YOU WENT AND THEY SAID THE WEDDING SHOULD HAVE COME TO YOUR AREA INSTEAD!! :yikes: HOPE YOUR WEEKEND WILL BE A FUN TIME.:hug:

upswife
03-05-2011, 09:41 AM
Good Morning Chickies!!

Happy~glad to hear you are getting spring down by you!! Wish I could go someplace warmer...our weather keeps jumping around 60's one day then snow the next. all the paperwork for this house certainly is a bummer...I would have freaked out regarding the papers you received! Sorry you had to wait for your gyn appt...when I worked for the doc I hated having to call and cancel appts, then If I couldn't reach someone and they showed up I had to explain they needed to resched. what a pain!

Michelle~So glad you are feeling better and not heading to the hospital. hope the stroger meds kick this virus out. How long will your boss let you work from home??

Ceejay~Did cleaning the pan under the fridge take are of the problem??? If there is any lingering stank in the air, I have really started to like the Febrese air fresheners. althoug putting a pot of water on the stove with a table spoon of vinegar and boiling it also will take care of it. Are you adjusting to the new BP meds?

Annie~Hope you are feeling better chica!! The weather has been so freaky...I drove home from work last Sunday in a thunder storm...poor DD3 was afraid of the thunder and kept pointing out the window saying "monsters" and wimpering. Finally got her to fall back to sleep and we were good to go.

Laura~it sounds like your dr's appt went well. Hope the Nsaids work for your arm. I know it sucks when you can't do your regular work out, but you do need to make sure the elbow get healed... :goodvibes:

Shad~so sorry to hear that your luggage was delayed. that's the only thing I really hate about flying. Hope the wedding goes?went well...LOL I am not sure what the time difference is!! Wishing your neice and nephew in law happy wedding and long life together!

Melody~glad you and jen had a chance to sit down and chat...even with the interuptions, it's just a part of life. have you figured out the computer problems yet? I know I need to reconfigure mine, but I keep putting off, too much of a hassle right now, but I need to hop on it. I could come and take a look at if for you...all I ask is for some of your beef and barley soup...sounded delish!

Well, my company never came she txt that her daughter had a high fever... on the up side my house is straight...only about 2/3 more laundry to finish up...too busy yesterday to get more than a load done. Took DD2 shopping because she has outgrown all her clothes, picked up mostly stuff for her, but also a few things for DD1 and DD3. DS is out of luck, I ran out of time and didn't even look in the boys section. But I am aslo not sure what size he is so I would have to take him with to try things on. Working today, tomorrow and Monday. No big plans for the weekend.

Got my new keyboard and mouse, so we are trying wireless...eventually my comp will get moved into the living room by the TV so we decided to go wireless so we did not have cords to worry about in there.

Hoping everyone has a great weekend and stays warm/cool...really can't wait for spring!

Luv and hugs!!!

ceejay52
03-05-2011, 10:40 AM
Ellen
I love my wireless mouse. The only thing I can tell that's different about my bp meds is that I wake up a little groggy. I haven't been stressed so I'm not sure if they are helping the reacing heart. I haven't had one though. The stinch was gone after I cleaned the pan.

Mel
Hope there are no alarms this week end.

Happy
A belated anniversary wish or is it today. Enjoy your day.

Annie
Sending good vibes your way.

Michelle
Are the new meds helping? Enjoy your weekend.

Shad
Was it a good day for the wedding? Wow and another earthquake. Be careful. Don't you love it when your baggage doesn't make it when you do. I have had that happen more than once.

It's going to be a soggy day today. We are under a flash flood watch. Had a thunderstorm to roll through around 4.30 a.m. And there is a lot more rain coming up from the gulf. I need to go to the grocery store.
I'm beginning to wonder if the weather i playing a role in my sinus issues.
This morning I woke up congested with coughing. But I did notice that the oak tree in the front yard is beginning to leaf.
Everyone enjoy their week end.

happy2bme
03-05-2011, 03:17 PM
Good morning girls,

Mel - thank you for the anniversary wishes. Yes, you got the day right - it's today. #34 and counting. I love him like I did the day we married, in a different way but life has grown better each year. I look forward to the day when we can live our dreams together. We received a gift card to a delicious steak house from my sister for Christmas. We are going to dinner there tonight to celebrate :cheers:

Ceejay - it's been a steady rain here since about 2am. I completely agree with you that the blooming stuff and all the pollen are causing sinus issues. I've noticed a difference with that choking drippy cough ever since the first buds appeared. The pear trees are all in bloom as are the daffodils and the yellow forsynthia bushes. We have pink trees in bloom too - someone said they are cherries but I'm not sure. I was thinking the tulip trees were blooming too but I might be wrong. The cars are sticky from sap but we haven't hit the yellow pollen showers yet. Glad you got through your extra long work week. Do you have a few days off now?

Ellen - actually I would appreciate it more if the doctor got called away and I got a call to reschedule - even if I had driven to the office. I don't like it now where they just expect you to sit there for 4 hours, the doctor comes in - is way behind and tired and she rushes to catch up and doesn't give you more than 10 minutes of her time. :rolleyes: Bummer that your company didn't show up but like you said - you got a spanking shiny clean house out of it so your efforts were not wasted. Now, if only you could lock it down and make it say that way :D Can your daughters trade clothes or are they all different shapes and sizes?

Wow Mel - squatters. Always some drama going on in the building. It's a shame when the family members cause it. You expect it from the seniors, not their lazy conniving families. :no: I'm glad you woke up all refreshed. Sometimes some extra sleep is all you need. And some cute barechested firemen to wait on you hand and foot :lol:

Shad - I hope the skies cleared and it turned out to be a nice day after all for the niece's wedding. Have a good time at the reception and no more quakes in the area.

Michelle - I'm very happy to hear that you didn't have to be put in the hospital after all. I hope the new meds work :crossed: This is the worst I ever remember you struggling.

Laura - I agree with you questioning the bone density thing. Heck, I went into menopause at 39 and didn't have my first bone density until I was 52 and it was fine and dandy. I do want to caution the ladies though that after you hit menopause, if you aren't on hormone replacement therapy or calcium do watch the bone density and you will lose bone mass fast. But while you are still getting a period, you should be fine if you are otherwise healthy. I think it's a good idea to try the step class. Sample what you can with your pass. The only thing I find hard is when you come into something completely new - like Zumba. Hard to find a class that is ground zero - here are the basics. I find it hard to just jump in and do the moves. I know they say that with Zumba but our teacher (and this was Zumba Gold - the slower one) went like a bat outta #$@! and I could not keep up with her at all and felt like a klutz. Also other people like me kept banging in to me. It was more like a mosh pit than an exercise class :lol: Maybe we should have Michelle teach it :D

Annie - hope your spirits have lifted and you are feeling better. Sending you some loving thoughts :hug:

It has taken me all morning to post this. DH and I have been talking on and off, I have done some laundry and took a break for lunch. Better get this posted before I lose it. Hope you all have a good weekend.

MELODY525
03-06-2011, 07:44 AM
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It's a balmy 50 degrees here this morning. Loving the window cracked open. Now if I could just wave my magic wand and get rid of clouds and :rain:
I am sticking with the Meliday theme. Resting.
Jen went out to run errands....then fell ouside the library. Her wrist/forearm is sprained. :cry: She slept all night with pain meds.
I on the other hand feel almost 100% my old self. Thank God for sleep! I actually slept another 9 hrs last night. Must be the dregs of the codeine wearing off.
I did get some very lite dusting done yesterday while the window was opened. The PC desk was getting untidy.
Maybe today Richie & I will wait on Jen for a change. :lol3:
Hope you are all having a great weekend :moped:
** I SHOULD CLARIFY THIS....THE SQUATTER WAS IN ONE OF THE OTHER BLDGS WE OWN. WE FOUND OUT HE TOOK OFF AND NOW HOUSING IS MISSING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS:faint: MORE MONEY THAN I OWE! :rofl: :rofl:



HAPPY.....I AM SO GLAD I GOT THE DAY RIGHT. YOUR POST BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES....I LOVE A HAPPY ENDING!! 34 YEARS :cheer2: :cheer: :cheer3: HOW GREAT IS THAT. I BELIEVE YOU FOUND YOUR SOUL MATE FOR SURE. :hug: ENJOY THE HAPPY WEEKEND. :cheers: AND THE DINNER :hun:



ELLEN....HAVE FUN WITH THE NEW MOUSE AND KEYBOARD. I LOVE THEM. EXCEPT WHEN IT ACTS UP. :lol3: HOPE WORK IS BETTER NOW AND SORRY TO HEAR THE FRIEND COULDN'T MAKE IT. SHOPPPING FOR SO MANY PEEPS MUST BE A COSTLY EXPERIENCE. YOU HAVE MY SYMPATHIES!!! :hug:



CEEJAY....yes....NOW IT'S TIME FOR THE TREE RELATED SINUS PROBLEMS. AND YES WEATHER HAS AN EFFECT ON THE CONGESTION RESULTING FROM SINUS WOES. CHRONIC RHINITIS IS A PAIN IN THE BUTT. HOPE YOU DON'T GET ANY FLOODING AND STAY DRY!!



LAURA....JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU A FUNNY...THE TECH WAS HERE FOR THE PCS IN THE OFFICE...HE IS WONDERING IF MY WHEELCHAIRS ARE HAVING AN EFFECT ON THE COMPUTER AND WIRELESS STUFF. BECAUSE I SIT ON 24 VOLTS WORTH OF OF BATTERIES AND HE SAYS IT'S QUITE AN ELECTRIFIED FIELD:rofl: :rofl:

ceejay52
03-06-2011, 08:23 AM
Mel
To funny about the wheelchairs causing problems with the computers. What a good excuse to stay out of the office. It's 50degree's lin Jersey but it's 33 degree's here. It smelled like snow this morning.

Happy
Our tuplip tree's which have large pink blooms are beautiful. I think cherry tree's have small pick blooms.
I need to call and make an appointment with the gyn. It will be two years-due to the sinus surgery.

Laura,Shad, and Ellen :wave: have a goodo day.

Annie
Hope you are feeling better.

It's back to work for me this morning. I didn't really want to get up. Kept having a continuing dreams about the Germans invading the U.S. All they wanted was food.

diyana
03-06-2011, 09:02 AM
I'm still sick...but getting a little better. I slept a lot yesterday...then I insisted that DH and I get together with our friend in Chicago as we had planned. I slept all the way there and home. We had a good time though. Today, I've got to wash the work clothes...and *maybe* do a bit of website work. Right now, I'm waiting for another work team to approve the reports I created so that I can go back to bed. I reviewed them after they ran this morning and they look good. Hopefully they don't find any issues with them.

Happy - Congrats on 34 years!!!

I'll write more later....I'm REALLY exhausted and need to go back to bed.

Shad
03-07-2011, 05:22 AM
I'm back, but tired, and headachy. We had a screamer on the last flight. Children - well some of them anyway - should be tranquilised before being allowed on a plane.

I'll be back tomorrow.

Shad
03-07-2011, 05:25 AM
Oh and Mel - happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Mellie, happy birthday to you.:hb: :gift: :cheers: :balloons: :queen: :hb: :gift: :cheers: :balloons: :queen: :hb: :gift: :cheers: :balloons: :queen: :hb: :gift: :cheers: :balloons: :queen:

diyana
03-07-2011, 07:50 AM
Happy Birthday, Mel!!

Hope you have a WONDERFUL day!!

:bday2you: :celebrate: :bday2: :hb: :bday2you: :bday2: :hug:

MELODY525
03-07-2011, 07:58 AM
:coffee: SO MUCH TO DO THIS MORNING AND I AM STILL SLEEPY. MUST BE ALL THIS DARK WEATHER. ON SATURDAY RICHIE ROASTED A SMALL TURKEY AND WE ATE GOOD ALL WEEKEND.:hun: YUM! JEN IS FEELING BETTER AND I FEEL PRETTY GOOD MYSELF. SO I THINK I CAN SAY THIS RELAXING WEEKEND WAS A SUCCESS.
I BETTER GET MOVING HERE. THE FASTER I BEGIN, THE FASTER I GET DONE. HAVE A SUPER DAY :moped:



CEEJAY....HOPE THE WORK WEEKS IS GOOD AND YOU HAD NO FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND. WE'LL ALL BE BUILDING ARKS SOON!!:swim:



MICHELLE...HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER AND MAYBE CAN WORK FROM HOME A BIT. HOW DID ALL THE TEST GO IN THE END! :crossed:



SHAD....:welcome: HOME!!! YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH TRANQUILIZED CHILDREN. WITH KIDS....IT'S MAINLY EAR ISSUES AND NOP ONE TREATS THEM BEFORE BOARDING!!!! GLAD YOU'RE BACK IN ONE PIECE AND HOPE THE ACHY FEELING LEFT. THANKLS FOR THE BD WISHES:hb: :hug: ANOTHER YEAR JUST FLEW BY!!

MELODY525
03-07-2011, 07:59 AM
THANLS SHELLY!!! YOU SNUCK IN THERE!! HOPE TODAY YOU'RE FEELING BETTER BUT I SEE THE WEATHER IS NOT COOPERATING!! :hug:

happy2bme
03-07-2011, 08:01 AM
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Happy Birthday Miss Mel!

Hope you have a day of laughs and goodness and everything as wonderful as you are! Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you !!!

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

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annie175
03-07-2011, 08:36 AM
I am ok...Happy 29th Birthday Mellie xoxo

ceejay52
03-07-2011, 09:45 AM
Haooy birthday, Mel. Wishing you all the best.

Annie
Good to see you back.

Shad
Glad you made it back home.

Hello's to all t he rest. I'll be back a little later.

Laura705
03-07-2011, 10:46 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEL!!! WISHING YOU A FABULOUS YEAR!!:hat::woo::gift:

Morning everyone. Monday sure came quickly!

Happy - Happy belated anniversary! How was your special dinner?

Shad - Sorry you had a bad flight as far as the kids go. I like that tranquilizer idea, LOL. Yesterday bf & I went to breakfast and no sooner had bf commented about there being no kids in the vicinity then a couple w/ a young boy sat in the booth next to us. But we didn't hear a peep out of him, so that was nice. BF complimented the parents before we left.

Ceejay - The flowering trees sound beautiful! Enjoy. :)

Mel - That's funny that your chair could be causing issues w/ the pc's. I agree w/ Ceejay - good excuse to stay away from the office. :D Hope Jen's arm/wrist are better today. I like your new avatar. :lucky:

Michelle - Hope today's a good day - you sound like you were pretty busy this weekend in spite of the bronchitis.

Ellen - I'm sure that the clothes shopping the other day was just a drop in the bucket - with a large family, clothes shopping and laundry alone could be a full-time job for you! You moms deserve much more than a single day of appreciation, and I hope you get it!!!

Hi Annie!!!

Nothing much to report. My federal tax refund posted to my bank account - yay for that. :carrot: My elbow is feeling quite a bit better - the pain isn't radiating to the rest of the arm anymore. The ibuprofen must be helping. I'm going to buy some Aleve at lunchtime - I can't keep up with all that pill-taking on top of my usual vitamins. I finished my snuggy this weekend, whadday know, it's still cool enough to use it. We'll see if it's still mitten weather by the time I finish that project! :joker: Also took a couple dogwalks, did some laundry & grocery shopping and that's about it. Oh, and I'm getting killed in a Scrabble-type game being played w/ the movie group leader via our iPhones. I have to tell myself she's using on-line help just to make myself feel better. :^:

diyana
03-07-2011, 10:47 AM
Happy Monday ladies -

Except for a brief trip to Chicago Saturday evening, I spent nearly all weekend sleeping, and I think that was just what the doctor ordered...even though he didn't say so. I feel MUCH better today. I still get a little winded, but I can breathe much easier. Of course, all the resting/sleeping/coughing did a number on my back and I kind of threw it out last night. It's still really sore, but I'm wearing my back brace and am able to get around without my cane, though I'm moving stiffly. At least I can breathe though, and I'm very thankful for that!

DMIL will be here the first week in April, so I've got to get my lungs and back better so I can get some serious cleaning done. :)

Laura - I'm glad the doc appt went well. Good for you on having such great good cholesterol and low bad cholesterol. It's good that you're getting an ekg...always better to keep an eye on things. I hope the anti-inflammatories and rest help your tennis elbow. Did you get your comforters washed and the other stuff done? How about your convertible mittens or snuggly throw? I did literally no housework/"chores" this weekend. DH did all the wash, even the work clothes with my coaching. He's such a great guy. Good luck with the exercises classes. Are you doing the step class tonight?

Mel - Happy Birthday (again)! And I'm so glad you had a restful weekend. I'm so sorry to hear that Jen took a fall. I hope her wrist is doing better today. Best things for a sprain are: Rest, Ice, Compression (like ace bandage or brace), and Elevation. That's awful about the squatter! I wouldn't be surprised if your chair might be causing some PC issues. They have "grounding" pads that you can put near your keyboard that help to counteract electrical fields (I think).

Annie - It's great to hear from you. I hope things are going better for you. Big hugs, girlfriend. :hug: :grouphug: :hug:

Ceejay - I think breaking up your cardio routine is a great idea! Changes in weather, especially lots of rain, can lead to sinus issues. I've also found that changes in barometric pressure contribute to migraines.

Shad - I hope Rochelle and Matt had a lovely wedding day and that the family all behaved themselves. How frustrating that the airline lost your luggage. I'm glad you got it back though. That happened to me once on a direct flight from Newark, NJ to Milwaukee. They lost my luggage and didn't find it until 6 weeks later - in Chicago!! I didn't even go to Chicago! Sorry your flight home was so obnoxious. I agree...most kids should be tranquilized before they fly.

Ellen - My company lets us work from home between 1 - 3 days per week. If we regularly work from home more than that, then we give up our permanent cubicle at the office and use temporary/shared cubicles. Typically, each person on my team works from home 1 day per week, sometimes more if there are extenuating circumstances (illness, family illness, etc.).

Happy - I'm so glad that you and DH had a lovely anniversary dinner. I've never heard of tulip trees. I'm going to have to google that to see a photo. As for my bronchitis, this was the worst I've ever had. In the past the chest tightness has always loosened up after a few days of antibiotics/steroids...not this time though. I'm a little worried about my bone density with all the steroids I've been on in the past year (oral, inhaled and injected). But I do like dairy products and eat/drink a lot of them daily, so hopefully that helps.

I should probably get some work done. Here's to a great day for all of us!

Lots of love and hugs,

diyana
03-07-2011, 10:51 AM
Laura - You're today's sneaker inner. That's great that your tax refund has already posted to your account. DH worked on our taxes yesterday. I'm so glad your elbow is doing better. When you take the Aleve, make sure you take it with food...otherwise, it can be rough on the stomach. That's wonderful that you finished your snuggy!! You really got a lot accomplished over the weekend! At least A LOT more than I did. :bravo:

happy2bme
03-08-2011, 07:34 AM
Good morning ladies,

Well our cooking university classes got pushed back another week (this is the second time). Now it's running into when we are supposed to close on the house so DH is thinking of just cancelling them for now. I have mixed feelings because I was looking forward to the classes but if we are going to miss them than that's a waste too. Because there are a fixed number of people in the class and you each have a work "station", you can't just pop in and make up a class if you miss one. :( and we got (FINALLY) papers back that all is in order and our house offer has been accepted. :yay: We're just trying to decide on what kind of loan would be the least expensive for us since we are not looking to mortgage for 20 or even 10 years.

Michelle - it does indeed sound like rest is just what your body needed to hop on the road to recovery. I'm glad you are feeling much better, just don't over do it. It's great that DH stepped in to help you too. That's what a partnership is all about. And I guess it's spring if MIL is coming to town :lol: I hope you do get better quick, I can understand how you're feeling you have lots to do to get ready for her - because you WANT to, not because you HAVE to. :D

Laura - some people are Scrabble pros and some are not. Just play to have fun. I like Boggle myself. Scrabble intimidates me :lol: Oh boy money in the bank from the tax refund, isn't that a good thing? Whatcha gonna splurge on?

Good morning Mel. Did you have a nice birthday? Did the fireman I ordered show up and entertain you? :rofl: I hope everyone sang to you and no one gave you anything that would stuff up your head or make your eyes water. I look forward to hearing about the details.

Annie - it's time to get back in here. What's going on with you? We have soft shoulders and lots of tissues. In fact I just opened a new box this morning - super soft Puffs. Come on back, we miss you.

Ceejay - that's a funny dream you had :lol:

What's going on in your part of town Ellen?

Back at work Shad? That sure came and went quickly. Did you get to see some of your family?

I promised myself I'd get to work earlier today so off I go. Hope you all have a good Tuesday. It's Fat Tuesday I believe. We are having a Mardi Gras party at work. I guess I'd better go dig out my Mardi Gras shirt to wear.

upswife
03-08-2011, 08:09 AM
Good morning everyone! Just a quick driveby for me...I have to go to the dentist. work went well the last few days. BUt I am feeling very tired, PIcked up my sister after work yesteday she is watching DD3 so I can go to the dentist. Not much planned for the rest of the week yet, except doc appt for the kiddies Today and Thursday.

Have to get my rear end moving! hope everyone has a great day!!

MELODY525
03-08-2011, 08:13 AM
:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS....ARE WE "MARCHING WITH GUSTO" YET??? :running:

I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR ALL THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES. I HAD A WONDERFUL DAY YESTERDAY AND IT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER. JEN'S CAKE WAS BEAUTIFUL AND SHAPED LIKE AN EASTER BONNET. SHE REALLY AMAZES ME SOMETIMES. IT WAS A DAY FILLED WITH WONDERFUL SURPRISES AND LOTS OF GOOD WISHES. LUNCH WAS NICE TOO. EVEN THE SUN COOPERATED!:sunny: I AM STILL FLOATING ON CLOUD NINE :cloud9: MAYBE I'LL STAY UP HERE FOR AWHILE!:balloons:
HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE:moped:



HAPPY.... AFTER I GOT MY RIDE ON THE FIRE TRUCK....I GOT SO EXCITED THAT HE HAD TO GIVE ME MOUTH TO MOUTH RESUSCITATION! :love: I AM SO GLAD FOR YOU AND DH GETTING THE PAPERS!! WHAT A PERFECT DAY! CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH OF YOU. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE CLASSES GETTING MOVED....BECAUSE THEY'RE DOING THAT, CAN YOU GET A REFUND?? HOPE YOU FIND THE LOAN OF YOUR DREAMS :hug:


ANNIE...THANKS YOU AND HOPE YOU REALLY ARE OK :hug:


CEEJAY....THANKS AND I DIDN'T SEE YOU COME BACK!! :rofl:



LAURA....WATCH THE ARM WITH THE IPAD!! GLAD TO HEAR IT'S FEELING BETTER AND MAKE SURE YOU EAT FOOD WITH THE ALEVE. (NOW IS THAT ENOUGH ORDERS FROM ME FOR ONE POST??) :rofl: CONGRATS ON THE DEPOSIT!!! $$$$ I HAD TO LAUGH AT THE SNUGGY & MITTENS & COLD WEATHER. SHOULD WE BE PRAYING FOR A LONGER WINTER FOR YOU NOW?!?!? :snowball:



MICHELLE....JEN HAS A BRACE AS SHE FALLS ON THE SAME ARM THESE LAST FEW YEARS. MAYBE I BETTER GET HER PADDING! SO HAPPY TO HEAR YOU ARE FEELING BETTER. SLEEP IS THE CURE FOR ALL BOO BOOS. DON'T OVERDO THE CLEANING AND SET THE LUNGS & BACK OFF. hOPE THE BACK FEELS BETTER WITH THE COUGHING EASING UP :hug:

MELODY525
03-08-2011, 08:19 AM
ELLEN....WE POSTED TOGETHER.....HOPE THE DENTIST GOES OK.....I DON'T ENVY YOU AT ALL :hug: YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY TOO.

annie175
03-08-2011, 10:06 AM
Dear Lord please wrap your arm around my shoulder and you hand over my mouth....Amen.

diyana
03-08-2011, 10:14 AM
Hi everyone -

Not much to post today. I'm really tired. My lungs are getting a little better every day....but my energy level is still low.

Happy - Congrats on officially getting the house. Bummer about your cooking classes. I hope you can figure out a loan term that will work for you and your retirement.

Ellen - Good luck at the dentist and doctor appts.

Mel - I'm glad you had a wonderful b'day! I haven't started cleaning yet. Probably either Sunday or next weekend as this Saturday we have plans. I'd like to do a little cleaning each night after work, but right now I'm so exhausted when I get home, that's not an option. So I'm listening to my body and allowing it the rest it needs.

Annie - Big hugs to you my sista. We love you! :hug: :grouphug:

Laura705
03-08-2011, 11:58 AM
Morning all.

Happy - Glad you finally received the official acceptance. Too bad about the cooking classes - I hope you work it out. That sounded fun.

Mel - Glad you enjoyed your birthday celebration. Keep it going all year long (minus the cake, lol).

Ellen - Hope the dentist appt is not painful!

Michelle - I was gonna say that the housecleaning would still be waiting for you, so don't overdo it, but then again, you have a pretty special hubby who helps out a lot, so maybe it won't be...

Hellos to Ceejay, Shad & Annie! :wave:

My step class was good yesterday - and I discovered my cousin takes that class! We're not a closeknit family & our main contact has been Christmas cards, so it was nice to see her. Anyway, I got my heart rate up, and that was important. That and the fact that I didn't trip or fall over the step, LOL.

I'm skipping the movie tonight, but I don't think I'm going to any exercise class. I think I'll do a BE workout at home. I ran into a neighbor on the way home yesterday who asked when I'd start riding my bike to/from the train again. I said that DST begins on Sunday, so maybe next week. It'll still probably be too chilly for me to want to do that, but the idea of the lighter evenings makes me happy. :goodvibes: I'm looking forward to dogwalks after work.

Eating wasn't good yesterday, but I started tracking my food again.

Okay, back to work. Only Tuesday, wah wah wah.

ceejay52
03-08-2011, 02:32 PM
Annie
What's going on girlfriend?

Michelle
Good to know that you are feeling better and that you are listening to your body. It know's best.

Laura
The step class would have done me in, even a low impact one. I'm so ready for DST. I've noticed that it is getting daylight earlier. You deserve a night off from the movies.

Hello to the rest.

I'm keeping an eye to the sky. We're suppose to get hit with heavy rain and maybe thunderstorms this afternoon and over night

Shad
03-08-2011, 05:28 PM
Just lost a long post and there is no time to get on and re do it.
Just accept that I am thinking of you and that I will get back but it will have to be later now.

happy2bme
03-08-2011, 07:15 PM
HAPPY.... AFTER I GOT MY RIDE ON THE FIRE TRUCK....I GOT SO EXCITED THAT HE HAD TO GIVE ME MOUTH TO MOUTH RESUSCITATION! :love:

Oh Mellie - you're such a nut - you make me laugh so hard :lol3:

MELODY525
03-09-2011, 07:45 AM
MORNING CHICKS.
I GOT A LOT OF NOTHING DONE AGAIN YESTERDAY.
JEN CAME DOWN AND WE CHATTED AND CHATTED SOME MORE. :rofl: GUESS OUR LIPS GOT A LOT OF EXERCISE. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT. MAKING PLANS. THINKING OF REARRANGING THINGS IN THE LIV. ROOM. AND OF COURSE THE KIDS WILL BE HERE THIS SUMMER AGAIN.
THAT WAS THE SUM TOTAL OF MY HAPPY DAY....GABBING & PLANNING.
HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT DAY TODAY :moped:


ANNIE....IS IT TIME TO GET OUT THE DUCT TAPE??? WHOSE HEAD IS IT YOU WANT TO BLAST OFF ON???
KEEP COOL :hug:


MICHELLE...WE'RE ABOUT IN THE SAME BOAT RESTINGUP. WHEN I WAS DOWNSTAIRS MONDAY, I COULD FEEL THE COLD AND THE JOB SAPPING THE STRENGTH OUT OF ME. SO I'M DOING EVERYTHING IN SLOW MOTION! FRUSTRATING AS I KNOW IT MUST BE TO BOTH OF US. KEEP TELLINGOURSELVES TIME HALS ALL WOUNDS. :hug:



LAURA....SEEING THE LIGHTER SKIES IN THE MORNING IS REALLY GIVING ME HOPE FOR SPRING. WILL BE NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK OUT ON THE BIKE AGAIN. HOW FUNNY THAT THE COUSIN IS IN THE EXERCISE CLASS!! MADE ME LAUGH:lol3:



CEEJAY....THE TORNADOES ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE AGAIN. WERE YOU WATCHING FOR ONE OF THEM???



SHAD.....WE'RE ALL THINKING OF YOU TOO:hug:

happy2bme
03-09-2011, 07:54 AM
Good morning all,

Happy hump day. Don't forget to put out the trash. We got a good dousing of rain starting yesterday afternoon and throughout the night with an occasional clap of thunder but I didn't notice any lightning. I think it's supposed to dry up for the next few days and be cool but springlike.

I think that's (warm weather) is just what you need Michelle to get your energy back and clean up those lungs. Hope you are making some progress here. By now you have to be so tired of this.

Sorry you lost your post Shad. Hate when that happens - especially when one has invested a fair amount of time putting one together.

Laura - glad you liked the step class. Double bonus for having a familiar face there. Sounds like the fitness pass was a good idea. Yeah, I'd say March is still too early to take the bike to the train. Still a chance that you leave in the dry morning and come home to snow in the afternoon :lol:

Mel - I totally understand Jen's brace. I have a weak spot in my back when I have jammed it many times sliding on ice in the winter. Same spot. Pop. OWWWWW. It's good that she can protect it. I hope you can keep some of that cloud nine happy feeling at least for a week although memories dim fast and reality shoves them out of our heads :lol:

Ellen - hope the dentist went well.

:wave: Ceejay

My cousin has a covered trailer he will let us use so we can take things up to the new house as we travel up that way. DH wants to rent a trailer for the first trip up next month. That's all well and good as it will help us stage the house down here but the bad news is that it's going to make a long trip even longer as we won't be able to drive more than 55 miles per hour, if that much :( - now I know what the people who drove the covered wagons felt like :lol: We will have movers of course for the furniture once this is all said and done, but since they charge by the weight in the truck, if we can do some ourselves it will not only work for showing the house but maybe save some money. Maybe I say because we will probably spend more in gas in the car dragging a trailer. Always something, eh? :dunno: But I am starting to get excited. I told DH I will go up there and not want to come back here. ;)

But before that can happen I need to go make some money so it's off to work for me. Hope you all have a good day.

MELODY525
03-09-2011, 08:02 AM
HAPPY.....BY THE TIME I POSTED, YOU DID TOO. THE PAGE TOOK A FEW MINUTES TO LOAD! :rofl: GOTTA LOVE DIALUP:faint: GOOD IDEA WITH THE TRAILER AND GETTING SOME STUFF DONE. TOO BAD GAS IS SO HIGH RIGHT NOW. YOU BETTER TAKE A LAPTOP WITH YOU INCASE YOU DON'T WANT TO COME BACK!!! AT LEAST WE'LL KNOW WHERE YOU ARE:wave:

annie175
03-09-2011, 08:25 AM
Ash Wednesday...Lent...hmm, still deciding on what to do about it. Work on myself and being happy, be kinder to everyone, expect less and give more....Sissy is giving up smoking AGAIN...just hope she can make it a life long thing. Just working and trying to be happy....I made homemade noodles and chicken over the weekend and literally shared them with 6 other people. That did my heart good.

MELLIE...it is my own head I need bopped and duct taped....think before I speak or EAT.

Chelle...how's the lungs? This seems to be taking an awful long time to get you just a "little" better..you are in my prayers...and thank you for the text msg of encouragement...love you sister.

Shad...lost posts absolutely suck. Hope the work is going well and so glad the wedding went of great. Too bad about your luggage, bright side, you got it back.

Happy...excited about the house...putting yours on the the market...I would be totally upset about the cooking class as that is one of my favorite things in life...cooking.

Ceejay...did you get the nasty weather they predicted. We are having a lot of flooding, thank the good Lord I am not in a flood zone. It rained again last night and continues today.

Laura...good for you on the step class and getting to see family. I so look forward to your movie reviews..maybe next week??

Ellen...how did the kiddies doc appts go? Hope everyone is well.

Guess I had better get busy. Thank you sweet chicks for all the good cheer shout outs....I am sorry I was such a drag, I will try to be better.

Loves and Hugs to you all.

ceejay52
03-09-2011, 08:49 AM
Annie
I'd forgotten about today being Ash Wednesday. Tis better to give than recieve.

Mel
Love the avatar. One of these day's I'm going to learn how do to do this.
The bosses wants us to keep the tanks as full as possible in case the power goes off for a long time. We watch the radar and run the plant in between clouds.

Happy
I don't envy your moving but I'm excited for you. When and if I retire I'm going to travel with the Senior Bee's.

Hello to the rest :wave:

Laura705
03-09-2011, 10:27 AM
Morning all.

Shad - Sorry you lost your post. That's sooo annoying. Hope you had a good day.

Mel - Plans are good. So who's going to do the rearranging in the living room?

Happy - The trailer sounds like a pain to deal with, but in the end, it'll be great to get the stuff out of house in prep for selling it, and having less to move later on. Yeh, I should think it's going to be hard to go back south once you start getting set up in the house up north. On the other hand, you'll be busy as heck, so maybe the time will fly by.

Ceejay - Hope the power doesn't go out. What are the Senior Bee's? A friend of my mother's (who still lives in the Chicago area) wants them to take a trip together - I wish my mother would do it.

Annie - Those things sound like a good goals any time of year. Good for dd trying to stop smoking - if she doesn't give up trying, there's always hope!! Mmmm, noodles & chicken. We'll see if I get to the movies next week. I'm interested in seeing The Adjustment Bureau w/ Matt Damon.

Hello to Ellen & Michelle!!

I did the lower body portion of one of my Margaret Richard workout dvds last night. Bf and I both fell asleep under our snuggly blankets. I woke up around 11:30 and it was so hard to drag myself off the sofa and get ready for bed. I was out like a light until about 4:30 am, at which time I didn't sleep very well. But I think I got enough sleep.

Tonight I've got the choice of either body sculpt or Zumba classes. I'd prefer to try the Zumba, but I'm just worried that by the time it starts at 8 pm my butt will be firmly planted on the sofa, LOL.

Gotten back to tracking my eating this week. Brought a sandwich for lunch today. It's rainy & dreary so I don't mind staying in the office. Maybe if I work while I eat I'll take an earlier train home and make it to the 6:00 step class.

Times a-wastin', back to work.

diyana
03-09-2011, 01:44 PM
Happy Wednesday/Hump Day/Trash Day ladies -

Well, DH went to the doctor today. Yesterday, he had a bad sore throat and said it felt like there was a car on his chest. Sound familiar? At least we have plenty of Mucinex in the house. Doctor prescribed a Zpak antibiotics, so that should help. With all the vitamins we take, you'd think we'd be healthier. Oh well, spring is just around the corner. Even though I don't observe Lent per se, I'm trying to decide if I want to give anything up for the Lent timeframe. Just about the only thing I've successfully given up lately (in the last few weeks at least) is exercise...and I want to get back to exercising not give it up. :rofl:

I'm still using the nebulizer, but not as often, and still on the prednisone. My lungs get a little tight from time to time, but not nearly as bad as they were. Now I'm dealing with the dang fatigue. I'm tired ALL the time. All in all though I'm doing SO MUCH BETTER than I was even a few days ago. I'm hoping I'm even closer to 100% better by the weekend as I've signed up to do a doggie massage/acupressure class on Saturday and after that, we're going to the big Fishing Expo. DH has to work on Sunday, so I can relax (or clean if I'm feeling up to it). Most likely relax.

Laura - You're right...I can always do housecleaning, so I'm really not going to push it. Besides, I'm taking a long weekend at the end of the month so I can concentrate on cleaning/decluttering at that time. Good for you on tracking your food again, and the step class! So nice that you have family taking the class too! I definitely think it's a little too chilly for bike riding, but I'm going to enjoy the lighter evenings. :bravo: for doing the Margaret Richard dvd. So cute that you and bf fell asleep under your snuggly blankets. I don't like exercise classes that start so late either...it's harder to leave the house that late because of the couch/butt suction.

Ceejay - I hope the storms weren't too bad. One of my dreams for retirement would be to sell the house and buy a large motorhome and travel the country. Visiting/staying in the northern states in the summer, and the southern states in the winter. Of course, with the price of gas, that could be a very expensive dream.

Shad - Bummer that you lost your long post. I hope things are going well at work.

Mel - Good for you for enjoying another relaxing day.

Happy - That's good your cousin has a covered trailer for you to haul some stuff up to the new house. Does the trailer rental company say you can't drive faster than 55mph? Or is it really mountainous? I would think you should be able to do at least 60mph, depending on what kind of car you're using to tow the trailer. Even with the added gas expense, you will save money on anything you can move yourself. Movers are so expensive. When we moved out to WI, we hired day laborers to help us load the truck in CA, and then we hired more laborers to help us unload the truck in WI. DH drove the rental moving van (use Penske whenever possible...they tend to be better than U-Haul) towing his classic 1967 Mustang, and I drove DH's 4Runner towing my Toyota Corolla. I can totally understand your excitement...not only for the new house/new life...but also because it means retirement!! :woohoo:

Annie - Glad to have you back, my dear sister. I'm in your boat, trying to figure out what to do, if anything, for Lent. Good for your DD to give up smoking! You had rain there last night? We got over 5" of snow on top of sleet, which meant for very icy roads. :(

Well, I'd better get back to it. I'm hoping DH has the driveway cleared by the time I get home...so I can just take a nap. This fatigue is really driving me crazy.

Love and hugs to all,

annie175
03-09-2011, 03:52 PM
Chelle...you don't always have to give something up for lent...it just has to be something you do differently than before...Maybe commit to exercising so many days or minutes a week....to better yourself or society...you can do that!!

Shad
03-09-2011, 07:35 PM
Morning all,
Working from home today, so can post more easily. I've been down and picked up the cat, and done the shopping for the week. Now I have to get down to work. Actually I did do some between 700am and 800am and have done some more since I got back, but even so, I will be working into the evening to get it all done as planned.
It seems I can't get all my drives on the remote section so I'll just have to do what I can. Fortunately there is plenty to do.

Rochelle has just posted in facebook to say that the photographer will publish some of their pictures there eventually. So I am waiting for that and will share as I can.

Seems that Mel must have had a good birthday since she has been on a high ever since. Good onya Mel.

Glad to here that Annie is back with us, and that Michelle is getting better.

Hi to Ellen, Ceejay and Laura.

Happy - are you packing yet? Do I need to come over and help?

Gotta go get a cup of coffee and get back to work.

ceejay52
03-10-2011, 07:47 AM
Didn't have a very restful night as I went to bed upset with a customer. i hate dealing with them. This one threatened a law suit, call the mayor etc. I've dealt with it before but it upsets me. If they would pay the bill it sure would make my life a lot easier. I took my frustration out on my bike by riding it 17-20 miles per hour for 15 minutes. And prayed that my palpitations would not start. Thanking the Lord they didn't. Needless to say I'm tired already, yes I'm up earlier than usual for a day off but all i was doing was tossing and turning. I'm pleased with my bp at 115/73 and pulse at 77. I should have taken it last night after work.

Laura
I'm not sure what the Bee's stand for but it's and organization for the Senior's. They make quilts, art and crafts etc and a couple of times a year they travel, sometimes short distances sometimes long distances.

Michelle
Sorry that the DH is sick. Can't believe that you have that much snow and ice.

Happy
Are you planning a trip soon to visit and take things to the new house?

I made an appointment with the ENT for Thursday. The drainage in my throat is getting a lot worse and I'm getting another sore throat. Probably due to all the tree's blooming. i want him to see me at my worse.

My computer/mouse is still jumping around all over the place. It may be due to this hard drive that the computer shop installed. I'm thinking about buying a notebook.

It's time to start my day.

Filled out a vacation day for the 25th of April just for a me day.

MELODY525
03-10-2011, 08:13 AM
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE

:rain: TOO MUCH WIND AND RAIN FOR ME SO I AM GIVING FOOD SHOPPING A MISS. TODAY LEASES ARE BEING SIGNED AND I CAN'T BE IN THE OFFICE WITH SENSITIVE MATERIAL( ie: ss numbers and financial disclosures) SO I AM DOING THE HAPPY DANCE. GOTTA LOVE THE GOVT'S IDEA OF "CONFLICT OF INTERESTS".
YESTERDAY WENT FLYING BY. I WAS HELPING OUT. ONE GAL MISSING. WE'RE GETTING NEW SMOKE ALARMS IN THE HALLS AND COMMON AREAS. FUNNY HOW EVEN THE SLIGHTEST CHANGE CAN GET THE TENANTS ALL UPSET....BUT I CAN FEEL THEIR PAIN. THE OLDER I GET THE MORE I REALLY HATE CHANGE :rofl: LOOKS TO BE SOME WORK FROM NOW UNTIL "SOMETIME" SUNDAY. NOW THIS CONTRACTOR HAS MY PHONE # AND APT NUMBER. HE ACTUALLY KNOCKED BEFORE HE LEFT TO MAKE SURE I WAS HERE. :rofl:
WHEN HE LEFT HE SAID "MIGHT HAVE TO COME BACK MONDAY TOO". I DON'T DO MONDAYS....JOHN DOES. :lol3: :lol3: THIS JOB IS GOOD NEWS AS I CAN GET AN EXTRA CHECK THIS MONTH :dance:
I NEED TO MAKE SOME BREAKFAST AND FIND SOMETHING TO DO UP HERE. THE LOBBY WILL BE MOBBED WITH LEASE SIGNERS....NO ROOM AT THE INN FOR ME DOWN THERE:moped:
HAVE A SUPER DAY.



ANNIE....WE ALL GET DAYS OR WEEKS LIKE THAT. :hug: SOON THE WARMER WEATHER WILL BE HERE AND THE SUN WILL SHINE ON YOU. :sunny: YOUR WORK SCHEDULE HAS TO BE A BUMMER AND TAKING IT'S TOLL ON YOUR BODY & SPIRIT. SO GIVE YOURSELF A BIG HUG!!



CEEJAY....BET YOU'VE BEEN BUSY RUNNING THE SHOW IN BETWEEN STORMS THIS YEAR. SOME DAYS THE WEATHER MAP IS JUST FULL OF WILD & WOOLY STORMS ALL OVER THE PLACE. ANY TIME YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THE AVATARS LET ME KNOW...I THINK I CAN SEND YOU A PM WITH INSTRUCTIONS. SHAD TAUGHT ME OVER THE TELEPHONE WHEN WE FIRST "MET" IN THE JOURNALS.



MICHELLE....OMG! I CANNOT BELIEVE THE DH IS SICK AGAIN TOO:hug: HOPE HIS MEDS GET HIM BACK ON HIS FEET. I WAS SORRY TO READ THAT THIS MORNING. NOW YOU TWO WILL BE RESTING TOGETHER....NO HANKY PANKY EITHER :belly:



SHAD.....YES!!!! I AM STILL FLOATING ON CLOUD 9!!! I PROBABLY WILL BE FOR A VERY LONG TIME TOO!!! I'M NOT SURE YET WHAT MY WEEKEND LOOKS LIKE....DEPENDS ON THIS ALARM MAN. HE SAID IT LOOKS LIKELY TO GO INTO OVERTIME. THE TIME ZONE WEBSITE SAYS WE'RE 15 HOURS APART RIGHT NOW? SO IF I CALLED AT SAY 3-3:30PM SATURDAY.... IT'S 6-6:30AM SUNDAY BY YOU. HE HAS TO LEAVE BY 3 EVERY DAY. THEN I LOCK UP AND ALARM THE PLACE. HOW IS THIS WEEKEND OR DO YOU WANT TO PICK ANOTHER?? JUST LET ME KNOW. I WANT TO MAKE ANOTHER CALL TOO:rofl:

MELODY525
03-10-2011, 08:16 AM
CEEJAY....SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE COMPUTER TROUBLE AND THAT NASTY CUSTOMER. DON'T LET THEM SPOIL YOUR DAY OFF AS WELL. SHAKE IT OFF AND HAVE A GOOD ONE:hug: MAYBE THE DR CAN FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO CLEAR UP THE MUCOUS. GOOD LUCK NEXT WEEK. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

diyana
03-10-2011, 08:48 AM
Happy Thursday ladies -

I am in a great mood so far today! I don't know if it's because I went to bed so early and got lots of sleep, or if it's because I'm feeling a little better/stronger each day (and probably at 60% energy level today), or whether it's because the weekend will be here soon. Probably a combination of all three!

Annie - That's a good idea about "adding" something for Lent rather than giving something up. I think I will pledge to walk at least 45,000 steps per week. That's a lot less than 10K steps per day, but with my energy level still not at 100%, it's a good start. I will also exercise 20-30 minutes 3 days per week, plus do some core exercises every day to strengthen my abs/back. I'm going to be doing A LOT of walking at the Fishing/Sports Expo on Saturday. **But before anyone starts reaching for the :rollpin:, I will NOT overdo it. I will listen to my body, my lungs and my back and do the best I can without causing any relapses. :)

Shad - Is Sunday glad to be home? I really enjoy working from home. I can get a lot of work done, wear a t-shirt and sweatpants, and enjoy the doggies' company, but it is frustrating when you can't access all the drives remotely. I'm really looking forward to seeing Rochelle's photos.

Ceejay - I'm so sorry that you didn't sleep well. I find I'm getting better about not taking the stresses of work home with me. I used to bring all that stress home, and it REALLY affected my health and my marriage. It's so not worth it. Especially when you did nothing wrong. Your customer can threaten all they want...but ultimately if they paid their bill, there wouldn't be a problem. Good for you for exercising your stress away, and I'm glad you didn't experience any palpitations. I hope you get a chance to take a nap or at least relax/unwind later. As Mel said, it is DEFINITELY not worth letting a crabby customer ruin your day off. Shake it off and let it go. Is your ENT appointment today or next Thursday? Good luck at the doc. I just recently tried Cepacol lozenges for a sore throat...it works like magic - took the pain away really quickly. As for your mouse jumping around, it's possible to set the sensitivity of your mouse under Settings/Control Panel/Mouse. Maybe your mouse settings are set to be very sensitive. Just a thought.

Mel - Bummer that you have to miss out on food shopping due to the weather! But I'm so glad you get a day off from the office!! :woohoo: I'm glad that the contractor's work means an extra check for you!! NICE!! DH and I are definitely RESTING together, none of the other stuff...at least not until we're a little better. ;)

:wave: to Happy, Laura and Ellen!

Big hugs and lots of love to all,

annie175
03-10-2011, 09:06 AM
Morning Happy Turdsday...I mean Thursday....

Got a lot of house cleaning done last night...well actually most all of it...dusting, mopping, vacuuming, windexing, the only thing I have to do tonight is scour the bath and kitchen. Would of gotten that done too, but a friend called and we talked an hour, then it was time to go to bed. Everyone who is not Verizon knows not to call me on weeknights till after 9 pm, so that makes for kinda late talking on a work night.

Will be back for personals, my boss is on the phone....

upswife
03-10-2011, 10:06 AM
Good morning ladies! Been feeling yuck for the last few days, but it will pass in 3-5 days. LOL My dentist trip went well, no cavities for me!! But the dentist wasn't able to get my bottom retainer to fit with the new crown. Bummer. I don't wear the retainers that often, so I am hoping to make do and not have to get fitted for a new one. DD1 and DD2 are both healthy and did fine at their appts Tuesday afternoon.

DS and DD3 have their appts today. DS was all appalled that he had to "go" in a cup!!! The look on his face this morning after he was done was priceless. :o Then the kiddies and I have a Chiropractor appt tonight as well...I missed my appt last week so I really need to go!

DH and I are meeting up with some friends for dinner, One of his friends from grammar school is in from California so it will be nice to catch up with her. I don't understand why she keeps coming in durning the winter?? Why would ANYONE choose to come here when the weather is so crappy??? :dizzy: Really looking forward to spring

Mel~happy Belated Birthday! Sorry you may have to work thru the weekend with the contractor. I hope Jen's arm is feeling better after the fall. I absolutely love that your lips got a lot of exercise

Ceejay~sorry you had a bad customer...they can really make your blood boil! I had a rough weekend with csr calling and arguing with me. :hug: Good for you taking your agrivation out on the bike!

Shad~sorry you lost your post yesterday. That can be so upsetting. Since I type so slowly adn the kids can get in my way I have started typing into Word Pad, then copy and paste-ing into the forum...I hope you get all your work done from home today. :comp:

Michelle~Hope hubby feels better soon and his cold does not turn into the monster you had. Hope you both start feeling better very soon. I can so totally relate on the fatigue, when I was preggo with DD3 I didn't think a person could be so tired. Listen to your body and rest when you can!!

Laura~which class did you get to last night??? I would like to try zumba, but I don't think I am coordinated enough...would fall over everything. Can't wait until Spring brings some sunshine out...this rain is killing me.

Annie~ :hug: So glad you are back. Lent has started and All I have is a vague idea about what I am doing. I Guess just no soda, and continuing no smoking...I have been really good during the week, but the weekend at work can get a little hard, and I have ppl I can bum off of. Good luck to Sissy! The Chicken and noodles sounds delish!

Happy~good luck with the trailer, they can be a pain to drive, and even with gas prices sky high you should still save some money. And Happy Belated Anniversary. 34yrs is wonderfull!! :congrat:

Well, off to start my day...with a whole bunch of sitting aroung . DD3 went on the potty twice yesterday and I think she might be getting the hang of it, but I can't be very far from her, cause she makes me come and sit with her. Heres hoping that she figures this out soon...the diapers are giving her a big rash again. My poor baby out of all the kids she is the only one that inherited my sensitive skin!!!

diyana
03-10-2011, 10:23 AM
Annie - Dang, I wish I even had half your energy! Even when I'm feeling great and no pain (I think I can remember that far back), I don't have as much energy as you! I would LOVE to have my house all clean!! Can you come up north and help me do mine?

Ellen - Sorry you've been feeling lousy, but at least the dentist trip and doctor appointments went well. More doctor appts today? How do you keep it all straight. Your kids see the chiropracter too? How nice that you and DH have an evening out with friends. I always type my posts in Notepad or WordPad and then paste it into the forum. That's great that DD3 is doing well with potty training.

Time to make the trek to the cafeteria and get more water.

Laura705
03-10-2011, 11:43 AM
Morning all.

Shad – Working from home sounds good and it sounds like it works well for Michelle, but lately I’ve had problems accessing network drives remotely, and that’s very irritating and unproductive. Next time I might need to, I’m going to have a chat w/ our IT group to see if I can avoid problems like that. Looking forward to seeing some wedding photos.

Michelle – So glad you’re feeling better, but sorry to hear that your dh has his own lung issues now – I certainly hope it’s not as severe as what you’ve been experiencing. :( I hope you’re both able to enjoy the Expo to the fullest this weekend!! :)

Ceejay – Sorry that customer stressed you out so much. I’m sure if you were dealing with them all the time that kind of stuff would just roll off your back. I hope the doc can help you with the sinus issues – the allergies can really do a number on us! Oh, Bee as in quilting bee. Got it.

Annie – Yay for the cleaning. C’mon over when you’re done – there’s plenty to do up here. Does your Bella shed a lot? I can’t keep up w/ all of Coal’s fur. We really need to try and brush him more regularly.

Mel – Glad you have a forced day away from the office and the mobs of lease-signers. An extra check is always a good thing. :yes:

Hellos to Ellen & Happy.

The week is dragging. It looks like our audit may be interrupted/delayed –the auditor has a family member very close to death.

I didn’t get to an exercise class last night because bf needed the car – which he had told me and I’d forgotten. :doh: I’ll go tonight. There is a “FreeMotion Circuit” class at 7. It alternates aerobic exercise with weight training using the machines in the fitness center. Sounds good, but I’ll have to watch out for my elbow.

I didn’t do any exercise at home last night either. I was basically a lump on the sofa. At least I walked to and from the train station.

Nothing else to report, so I’ll get this posted.

ceejay52
03-10-2011, 05:32 PM
Ellen
Yeah for no cavaties. Here's hoping the kids don't either. Hope the chiropractor goes well also.

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I'm hungry but have no idea what I want to eat.
I didn't have to go to Kennett today with the neighbor. I'm glad cause I'm out of it mentally and didn't feel like going. The only thing I've got done today is the laundry.

MELODY525
03-11-2011, 08:00 AM
:scooter: I AM ON THE MOVE. WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU GALS LATER ON. HAVE A MEETING THIS MORNING ABOUT MY EXTRA CHECKS IN THE FUTURE......STARTING IN JUNE. IT'S NOT LOOKING GOOD. IF SO, THEN ALL GOOD THINGS ARE COMING TO AN END. INCLUDING ALL THE "FAVORS" THAT THOSE CHECKS PAID FOR. I MIGHT ME 95% RETIRED BEFORE HAPPY IS!! :rofl: :rofl:
CHIT....WHAT WILL I DO WITH ALL MY FREE TIME:crazy:

happy2bme
03-11-2011, 08:23 AM
Good morning ladies,

Work up this morning and saw the news about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Floods, earthquakes, oil spills - gotta make you wonder what is going on here. Too many incidents to just be random. My heart goes out for these people and to have so many after shocks around 6. I'd be at wits end.

Laura - how was the free motion circuit class? It certainly sounds interesting. It's nice to be able to sample the different classes and settle into the ones you like.

Ceejay - the term Bee made sense once you added quilting to it :lol: It's nice to have a group to travel with. To answer your question, we will be travelling up to the new house next month for closing. Will only get to stay there overnight since it takes 2 days up and back for travel and I am trying to stretch my vacation out over holidays to maximize time off. At least in July we'll get to spend a whole week there. Working as one of the first things we need to do is powerwash and seal the deck. :lol:

Michelle - I got a funny thought in my head when you said "trek to the cafeteria to get water". Was thinking of you hauling bottles with you and filling them up from a big fountain :lol: I hope you are feeling better and the crud has finally hit the road out of your lungs. How is DH doing?

Ellen - glad the dentist went well for you. Bummer on the retainer. I had the same problem with a new crown and my night guard. I hope they can make an adjustment so you don't have to lay out more money or remake it. I hope DD3 gets the hang of potty training. Won't it be nice to be done with diapers :yay:

Annie - yes you put me to shame with all your get up and go. Can you bottle some and send it to me? Obviously you don't have the vices of watching TV or sitting on the computer when you get home. You remind me alot of my favorite aunt. Spunky ladies :D

Mel - glad you got a pass out of the office but like you say, it's ironic they don't want you to see sensitive info when they involve you in everything anyway :dizzy: So take the day off and take an unplanned Mel-i-day :lol: Is food shopping just deferred for a day?

Shad - since you got your shopping done, can you send a bag or two over to Mel's? No, I haven't started packing yet - will get on it this weekend for sure. Have intended to the last 2 weekends but DH and I got involved in lots of talking settling things up for the house. I think that is all under us now and it's time to get cracking on prepping this house. I think DH is eager to get out of here - sooner than we planned. Of course that all hinges on getting rid of this place. :crossed: I think you will like the new place the best of all. Away from the big city, in fact there is a farm down at the end of the road. Lots of wildlife and if we go up to Stash's we might run into some bears. DH and Stash will be happy to take you on an ATV ride around the area. Will just have to time your travel for sometime within the 2 month window of "summer". :lol: I was looking at a map at work and we're going to be pretty far north. Maybe I can see Santa's house from my yard. :lol:

Better get off here and get the last workday of the week down and under my belt. Happy Friday all.

happy2bme
03-11-2011, 08:25 AM
Oh Mel :hug: I know you can do without the aggrivation but not without the money. I hope you can find some compromise. Will be pulling for you - I know you believe that things will work out ... somehow ... :grouphug:

annie175
03-11-2011, 08:45 AM
Good Morning Chicklets...

Working half day today...gots lots of runnin round to get done....license plates expire on Monday, so I have to got the the BMV and do that, then banking and bill paying....YIK, doesn't sound much like a vacay day to me....

Anyway...

MELLIE....holding great vibes that all goes well on the check situation....

Laura...yes that dang Hella B sheds. She won't allow me to brush, bathe or clip or cut her, she will bite my arm off if I try.

CHelle...I would LOVE to come do your cleaning for you as that is something I enjoy...I would hit up Laura's place on my way..you two better be careful on those invites..it just might happen.

Ellen...Yeah..no cavities....one less thing to worry about.....no soda and smoking is a giant deal and I hope you can keep it up past lent season...

Ceejay...that dang computer mouse...maybe place some cheese by it and it will hold still...lol

Shaddie...it is your weekend...what is on the agenda...did the KAT miss you while you were away?

Happy....are you still on cloud nine over the house? I certainly would be.

Got the last of the house cleaning done last night and folded the towels out of the dryer this morning before heading to work...house is all clean, good thing as I am working all weekend at CVS. Nothing much else to report in on....just taking one day at a time...

Have a marvelous weekend all, in case I don't get back here.

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
03-11-2011, 08:49 AM
Happy, you are the sneaker inner. I agree with you on all the termoil in the world....I firmly believe the end is near. Hope everyone is good with the Lord. I take after my grandma, my momm's mom, on the energy, cleaning and cooking. She was always a whirlwind. Clear up until the few weeks before she died. She died her hair black, which was really blue black, lol, and as I said before...my son, when he was small told her that her hair looked like an Easter egg...lol

Gotta get busy. Short work day.....love ya.

annie175
03-11-2011, 10:28 AM
dyed her hair not died her hair...lol

MELODY525
03-11-2011, 10:28 AM
I THINK HAPPY HIT THE NAIL ON THE HAD WHEN SHE SAID I BELIEVE THINGS WILL WORK OUT.... ONLY BECAUSE THIS IS OUT OF MY CONTROL AND UP TO GOD NOW....AND THE GOVERNMENT:rofl:
I STATED MY CASE TO 3 PEOPLE, MADE THE "THREAT" (as they call it...lol) TO CEASE ALL "FAVORS" AND IT'S UP TO THEM TO DECIDE. IT LOOKS LIKE I "MIGHT" GET ONE MORE CHECK FOR JUNE. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THERE IS A FINE LINE BETWEEN IT BEING LEGAL VS ILLEGAL.
I'M BEGINNING TO FEEL LIKE A MANIC DEPRESSIVE. THIS PAST 10 MONTHS OR MORE THE HIGHS ARE SO HIGH AND THE LOWS ARE SO FRASSING LOW. WTF!!
TO TOP IT ALL OFF JEN FELL AGAIN AND HURT HER RIBS. NOTHING THEY COULD DO FOR HER EXCEPT GIVE HER MEDS. I THINK SHE'S STARTING TO FREAK OUT. I KNOW I'M FREAKINGOUT. I CAN'T BLAME HER. THE 40'S WERE A TOUGH TIME FOR ME TO FACE ALSO. SHE JUST HAS TO SIT TIGHT AND SEE IF THE REGRESSION SLOWS DOWN AGAIN. SHE ALSO NEEDS TO FOCUS ON WHAT SHE'S DOING. THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE IT IS YOU CANNOT CHEW GUM & WALK AT THE SAME TIME. I TELL THE SENIORS "NO WALKING & TALKING" ALL THE TIME. :rofl: IT'S A MIND-BODY MALFUNCTION. SO YOU MUST BE AWARE OF WHAT YOUR FEET ARE DOING. THERE ARE DAYS WHEN IT'S NOT JUST A "GIVEN" ANYMORE....IT'S A MATTER OF TELLING THE MUSCLES WHAT TO DO NEXT. OVERCOMING THE SHORT CIRCUIT. NO WONDER MY STEPMOTHER CALLED ME SARAH BERNHARDT....I SPENT A LIFETIME PRETENDING ALL THIS DOESN'T EXIST!!
WELL......TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY AND I'LL WORRY ABOUT IT THEN :dance:



:hohoho: HAPPY....DID YOU SAY THE "S" WORD??:rundolph:
I COULDN'T BELIEVE MY EYES!! SANTA'S HOUSE :ginger: I AM ALL EXCITED NOW. SAY HELLO TO THEM BFOR ME! :santa: :mrsclaus: HOPE YOU HAVE A RIDE 'EM SNOW PLOW FOR THOSE WINTRY DAYS!! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE SOME PICS AFTER YOU MOVE IN.



CEEJAY....YOU GOT MORE DONE THAN I DID!! I THINK YOU AND I NEED TO GO TO A TROPICAL ISLAND AND FIND THE NEAREST LOUNGE CHAIR AND A WAITER!! :beach:


LAURA...A LUMP ON A SOFA??? THAT'S ABOUT HOW I WAS LAST NIGHT TOO. :rofl: :rofl: HAVE FUN AT THE CLASS AND IT DOES SOUND GOOD. SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO SHAKE THINGS UP. HOMER MADE ME LAUGH TOO!!!!



MICHELLE...HOPE YOU AND DH CAN ENJOY THE WEEKEND TOGETHER AND YOU BOTH FEEL BETTER. SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS OUT TO BOTH OF YOU :hug:


ELLEN...MAYBE YOU CAN COME HRE AND POTTY TRAIN THE SENIORS! :lol3: I SHOULDN'T MAKE FUN....ONE DAY IT WILL BE ME!!! GLAD ALL OF YOU ARE DOING FINE WITH DENTIST AND DR APPTS. YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH YOUR DS AND THE CUP!! :rofl: :rofl: HOPE THE TIME WITH FRIENDS IS NICE.


I AM MISSING SHAD'S POST....MUST BE BACK A PAGE...BE RIGHT BACK........

MELODY525
03-11-2011, 10:47 AM
WELLL....I DIDN'T FIND ANYTHING FROM SHAD BUT WHEN THIS PAGE REFRESHED...I FOUND ANNIE!!

ANNIE...WHAT KIND OF 1/2 DAY OFF WAS THAT!! I REMEMBER WHEN WE HAD TO CALL FAMILY AFTER I THINK IT WAS 10 PM TO GET THE CHEAPER RATE DOWN SOUTH. IT WAS A PAIN BUT A LOT LESS MONEY. THOUGHT OF YOU TODAY:hug: YOU CRACKED ME UP WITH THE DS AND THE "EASTER EGG". IS THAT LIKE JOSEPH'S ROBE OF MANY COLORS??? :rofl: THANKS FOR THE GOOD VIBES FOR ME TODAY. WE WILL SEE WHAT IT WILL BE. :dunno:

diyana
03-11-2011, 11:46 AM
It's finally Friday, ladies!

I'm working from home today, and have a follow-up doctor appointment in an hour. When DH saw the doc the other day, the doctor told him that he was really worried that he would have to put me in the hospital on oxygen. DH assured him that I'm getting better and while I'm not 100% yet, I'm breathing much better. DH is feeling better too. The meds that the doctor gave him are really helping.

It's a gorgeous sunny day here today, with highs in the mid to upper 40s. The doggies are so glad I'm home, as they've been able to spend nearly all morning so far outside playing. :)

I'm so sorry to hear of all the devastation in Japan. The photos and videos are heartbreaking. I was relieved to learn that a woman I know from 3FC who lives in Tokyo is doing okay. I just hope there is no further devastation either from aftershocks, tsunamis or the damanged nuclear power plant. I haven't seen the photos of the tsunami hitting Hawaii or the West Coast yet, but I hope the damage there is minimal. Luckily, my friends and family in CA were given lots of warning, so they knew to get away from the coastline.

Laura - I enjoy FreeMotion Circuit. But I hope if you did do that class that you were VERY careful with the elbow. Sorry to hear about your auditor's family member. My DH's boss' husband has been battling liver cancer for a long time. He's been week to week/day to day for the last couple months, and my DH told me that it's now hour to hour. So very, very sad. And the boss and her husband are in their early 40s. Even though in a 3 month period, I lost both my mom and my dad to cancer, and then lost my best friend to cancer 7 months after that...I can't even imagine what it would be like to lose a spouse. I told my DH that I couldn't even imagine losing him. It would be unbearable. :(

Ceejay - My DH will be going to Missouri for work in a month or two. But he doesn't have to go to Kennett this time. Probably to Mount Vernon, which he said is closer to Kansas City. My step-mother does a lot of traveling with her quilting bees, and also with other friends.

Mel - I'm praying for you, my dear friend, that the extra checks continue. And that Jen feels better. How awful that she fell again. I know it doesn't even begin to compare...but when my back was really bad, I had to completely focus on every movement to ensure that I moved perfectly so I wouldn't cause further injury/pain. Please give her a :hug: for me and tell her I'm sending both of you lots of love, hugs and :goodvibes:

Happy - The earthquake and tsunamis are so horrible. The photos and videos they're showing on CNN are terrifying! And the damage to the nuclear power plants is super scary! Makes me realize how lucky I am to just have to worry about snow for half the year. I hope all the snow will have melted by the time you have to head up north for the house closing. Bummer that you can only stay overnight...but that is a long drive. When I go to the cafeteria for more water, I don't haul huge bottles with me. But when the bronchitis made walking difficult, I did stock up on cups of ice (which would eventually melt into ice water at my desk), and my co-workers were kind enough to bring me back glasses of ice water whenever they went. I have a suggestion for when you get to packing. When you pack your glasses/stemware, go to the liquor stores, and see if they have any empty boxes of wine/liquor. They often have the cardboard inserts that are used to keep the bottles from knocking together. They work GREAT for glasses/stemware.
Also, you can use kitchen towels, washcloths, etc, to pad dishes. Your new house with all the wildlife sounds absolutely wonderful!

Annie - Your workday is just about over! I hope you have a productive afternoon and are able to relax too. Your energy level is just amazing. All the cleaning and working and other stuff you do! I hope you find a minute or ten to relax this weekend when you're not working at CVS. I'd like to get at least a little cleaning done this weekend. I have two lists...stuff that HAS to get done before DMIL arrives, and stuff I'd like to get done.

Okay, ladies, I've got to leave now to get to my doctor appointment. I'll check back this afternoon.

Love and hugs to all,

Laura705
03-11-2011, 12:40 PM
Morning all. Woke up to the horrible news of that Japanese earthquake & tsunami. What the heck is going on with these disasters??!! So tragic.

Got off to a busy start today - even got to work early to address something that came up late yesterday- and now it's less than an hour til I leave for my half day of vacay. I'll have to catch up on your posts later.

The Freemotion Circuit class I did last night was good. Before class started, I was about 5 minutes early, so I was advised to walk the track, and then class began w/ a few stretches. It was a circuit of 16 “stops”, and the intervals were 30 seconds at each stop. That went so quick, sometimes it felt silly, like a Chinese fire drill. (I hope that’s not something that’s now considered politically incorrect! If so, no offense intended!) The Freemotion machines were the weight training machines, but set at very light weights to allow us to perform about 15 reps during an interval. The machines were chest, lat, shoulder, row, quad, hamstring, squat, ab, bicep and tricep. The cardio machines were elliptical (crossramp?) (2), stationary bike (3), and step (1). It definitely got my heart rate going! The class ended with stretches/cooldown. I enjoyed it, and if I take a class on a Thursday evening, this will be the one I take.

Okay, after I leave work today around 12 or 12:30, I’m going to the flower and garden show. It’s at Navy Pier, a short bus ride away. Before I go to the exhibit hall, I’ll grab lunch at the food court - I‘ll try to choose wisely and have something somewhat healthy like a grilled chicken salad from McDonald’s.

Nothing else planned this weekend (yay), except tonight bf and I will watch a movie from Netflix - "In Bruges". Supposed to be a dark comedy and I've been wanting to see it since it came out a few years ago and just never got around to it.

diyana
03-11-2011, 04:01 PM
Laura - Sounds like you had a great time at the FreeMotion Circuit class!! Good for you! And by now, I'm sure you're enjoying the flower show. I hope you have a nice, relaxing weekend with BF.

My doctor appointment went well. The doc is SO pleased that I'm doing so much better. He confided in me that he really was worried and really wanted me to go into the hospital when he first saw me 2 or 3 weeks ago, but he was more concerned about other viruses I could pick up in the hospital. He wants me to stay on the strong meds until my lungs are no longer tight, probably about a week, but gradually wean off them...rather than stopping suddenly. And he wants me to not overdo it or be around any sick people because he's very concerned that a relapse could be very bad.

annie175
03-11-2011, 04:11 PM
Home again home again, jiggity jig....waited in line at the license branch for 45 minutes, then my renewal was so easy, I barely sat down in the chair and was done to leave. The lady at the counter said she like my kind of transactions....

So on Tuesday it felt like I had a furball in my upper throat or my food just would go down or something. Now the left side of my throat hurts like no other. I refuse to give in to this crap....chewed up about 2000 mg of Vit C, sucked on cough drops and taking ibuprofen. Need a hot toddy....

Laura...your freemotion circuit sounds like Curves for Women...same kind of concept.....a little different fun added to exercising...I always enjoyed it.

Chelle...got most of everything done this afternoon, kicked my boots off and am just sitting here with a headache and froat hurting. Tis nothing compared to the poor people of Japan, Hawaii and the west coast, so I am going to quit whining and be happy that is all that is wrong at the moment in my life. Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better, maybe you should go on some kind of maintenance drug. Samantha was on one as a baby several times, a low dose of antibiotics.

MELLIE...yeah, a drag to take a half day vacay to do errands and pay bills. That should be a freebie day. Bright side...license plates this year were only 114.00 bucks...seems like I just keep getting hundred dollared to death these days. Jan-Apr 15, usually sucks, everything comes due..license plates, homeowners asso fees, taxes...cripe. I know I am a boob and should think ahead for it, but it hurts to think about that crap. Anyway.....

Going to take a couple of ibuprofen and curl up on the couch..nap maybe?? HA....I never can sleep or nap...my mind goes too fast for that.

Have a good evening my friends.

Shad
03-11-2011, 05:00 PM
Morning all,
Seems yesterday got past me somehow, and then I have had to deal with Chris wondering about the fate of her friends in Sendai - she has several in that city and is worried for them. I don't blame her, I was the same for those I knew in Christchurch.

Well it is Saturday and surprise, surprise I am feeling fairly dead. A long week, one wedding, 2 countries, 4 flights, umpty relatives. The body is throwing perspective wobblies.

Happy - before you know it, you will be in WI and living in a new house. The exercise you get packing, lifting, bending, and folding will be good for you. Hope the house goes quickly and you can move on.

Laura - glad the exercise class was good. Always helps if you enjoy yourself, you want to keep going back.

Ceejay - hope you are now over the disagreement with the customer. They can be a pain in the butt, however if it weren't for them, you wouldn't have a job - right.

Ellen - glad to hear the dentist went okay. And the kids doctor appointments.

Annie - whirlwind Annie - how do you manage to do two jobs and want to get on with the housework. I do it, but I don't want to.

Michelle - good to hear that you are now 60% fit and well. All those antibiotics will be playing heck with your system. Time to get into the good food and beneficial yoghurt to get the intestinal balance back.

Mel - so sorry to hear about Jen falling yet again. Such a frail wee thing and there isn't much fat on her to absorb the shock. Don't get excited about the phone call. It can wait.

DS2 went to the movies last night - it must have been a long movie since he hasn't come home yet. There is a strange boat on the front lawn. I came home to find it last night and said that there are marine vessels breeding in our yard. Apparently it is sick and needs fixing - hence the baby boys enthusiasm for having it in the yard. Hope it doesn't take long to repair.

With that I had better get on with my day. Much later than I intended. I need to get out into the garden and then to clean up the house and finish the Mt Clover washing load that I started the other day. We must be the dirtiest people in town. Never an empy laundry basket.

diyana
03-11-2011, 08:12 PM
Shad - my thoughts and prayers are for Chris' loved ones in Sendai. They're showing videos of Sendai on CNN, and the devastation is horrible.

diyana
03-11-2011, 09:59 PM
I just heard from Redballoon. She is still okay, but the situation in Japan is still very scary...with the nuclear reactors leaking and unstable, and the earth's plates continuing to shift, causing more large earthquakes.

MELODY525
03-12-2011, 08:55 AM
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:coffee: GOOD MORNING CHICKS.
I WOKE UP FEELING 100% MORE LIKE MY OLD SELF. CONTRACTOR CALLED LAST NIGHT AND SAID HE'D BE LATE. :cheer3: I LIKE MY MORNING HOURS ALONE SO I CAN GET STUFF DONE WITH MY RENEWED ENERGY.
WE'LL BE ON THE LOBBY FLOOR SO I AM TAKING MY LAUNDRY. EVERYTHING IS READY TO GO.

JEN IS DOING MUCH BETTER BUT NOT OUT & ABOUT SO TO SPEAK. THANKS FOR THE GOOD THOUGHTS. SORRY TO BE SUCH A DOWNER BUT WE'RE GOING THRU A MIGHTY TOUGH PATCH OF BAD ROAD RIGT NOW.

WE WERE WATCHING CNN NEWS AND THE HORROR OF EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMIS.....AND NOW THE NUCLEAR REACTOR PLANT. MAKES OUR PROBLEMS SEEMS SO MINISCULE AT TIMES. HAITI STILL HASN'T RECOVERED FROM THEIR DISASTER. I HOPE GOD IS PAYING ATTENTION DOWN HERE CAUSE WE DEFINITELY NEED HIS HELP & GUIDANCE.:yoga: ALL THOSE POOR PEOPLE AND ANIMALS AND HOMES. :cry:

IT'S BEEN WARMER HERE BUT I WAS FREEZING LAST NIGHT. THESE MARCH WINDS HAVE TO GO!!:brr:
I BETTER GET A MOVE ON.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND:moped:




SHAD...SENT YOU AN E-MAIL...OH NEVER MIND I SEE YOU MUST HAVE READ IT. I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT SENDAI AND CHRIS'S FRIENDS BEING THERE. I PRAY SHE WILL HEAR GOOD NEWS. THANK GOD SHE IS HOME!!! HOW IS EVERYONE IN CHRISTCHURCH??? THERE WAS A PROGRAM ON TV LAST NIGHT ASKING WHY ALL THESE DISASTERS ARE PILING UP ONE AFTER ANOTHER. JEN TOLD THE TV NOT TO GO THERE!! THEN TOLD ME TO STOP PAYING ON THE CREDIT CARD CAUSE THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END!! :yikes: THANKS ABOUT THE CALL. I AM DESPERATELY TRYING TO REGROUP OVER HERE BUT THEN I KNOW YOU ALREADY HAVE GUESSED THAT. JEN SAYS HEY JOY! THE MT CLOVER WASHING MOUND & THE BOAT!! WTF!! TOO FRASSING FUNNY!! GOOD LUCK WITH BOTH....AND I THOUGHT I HAD PROBLEMS!:rofl: :rofl:




ANNIE....FOR A LONG TIME NOW THE MONEY IS COMING INTO OUR HOUSE IN ONE HAND AND LEAVING IN THE OTHER. JEN & I WERE LAUGHING AT IT THE OTHER DAY. SHE GOT HIT WITH AN END OF YEAR ELECT BILL OF $147...DID WE SAVE ANY MONEY KNOWING IT WOULD BE HERE?? NO...BUT I GOT $140 IN BIRTHDAY MONEY! I TOLD HER GOD ONLY MISSED THE BILL BY $7....THAT'S NOT BAD. :rofl: I KNOW SO WELL HOW LIVING ALONE CAN BE A BIOTCH. SENDING YOU A HUG AND A PRAYER SO WE CAN KEEP OUR HEADS SCREWED ON STRAIGHT AND ABOVE THE FLOOD LINE!!! :swim: :hug:




LAURA.....A CHINESE FIREDRILL....ROFLMYAZZOFF....OH THANK YOU SO MUCH....I REALLY NEEDED A GOOD BELLY LAUGH!!! :rofl: :rofl: GREAT WAY TO BEGIN THE DAY!! I AM GLAD YOU LIKED THE CLASS. SOUNDED LIKE A REALLY GREAT "ALL AROUND" WORKOUT. TOTAL BODY INVOLVEMENT. HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY??? I REMEMBER IN BRUGES TITLE BUT FORGET THE ADVERT FOR IT THOUGH. HOPE IT'S GOOD. ENJOY THE WEEKEND OF NO PLANS. BET THE FLOWER SHOW WAS GREAT!




MICHELLE.....JUST GLAD THAT YOU & DH BOTH DIDN'T END UP IN THE HOSPITAL IN ADJOINING BEDS!!! :crossed: BEE A TOUGH ENDING OF THE WINTER FOR YOU BOTH AND HOPEFULLY YOPU TWO CAN ENJOY THE WEEKEND AND MAYBE MILDER TEMPS. :hug:




:wave: TO HAPPY & CEEJAY & ELLEN.....AND PATTY IF YOU ARE READING THIS....WHERE ARE YOU:?: and CARLA...IGOR SAYS HELLO & HE'S WAITING TO SERVE YOU :queen: :lol3:
WHERE IS ROSEBLUSH & MADCAT.....WE ARE LOSING TOO MANY CHICKS ALONG THE ROADSIDE:tantrum:

MELODY525
03-12-2011, 09:05 AM
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ANOTHER FRESH AIR NOTE FROM MARTHA STEWART:

Let In the Air
It's warm enough to open windows on opposite sides of the house for 30 minutes, to rid the air of harmful particles that have been sealed up all winter.


NOW I WANT TO KNOW HOW THE H E L L SHE KNOWS WHEN MY HOUSE STINKS???????

ceejay52
03-12-2011, 11:09 AM
Hi
I'm at my uncle's using my old computer. I had to update things as it hasn't been used in a while.

Japan's earthquake is starting to freak me out a bit. Espicially with the ones we are having in AR.

Mel
Hope Jen is doing better. Tell her to stay put for a while so she can recupe.
lol about Martha Stewart and your comments.

To all the rest :wave:

We are getting ready to go walk and then go to Jonesboro for an outing. I'm getting my hair cut also today.

happy2bme
03-12-2011, 12:11 PM
Good morning ladies,

2/3 of the way through a post and I hit that magic combo of keys (which I still don't know) that closed my browser window and I lost my post :mad:

I'm sorry I haven't been around much - if I post in the morning I wind up getting out of the house too late and I'm trying to get into the office earlier. Lately when I try and get on at lunch I get interrupted alot. And the evenings have been spent talking with DH as we are making our plans for the new house or I take phone calls from family and such. All is final with the new house - next step is closing in a few weeks. Today DH is cleaning both cars from the pollen, sap and bird doo doo which has coated both of them - tis that time of year. I am starting to pack things for the first trip to the house and I have sworn this weekend I am going to clean out the back downstairs bedroom which has become a haven for everything I have had to quickly stash while moving other things about. I WILL see the carpet in that room come tomorrow :lol:

I can't believe the horrible pictures coming from Japan. Boy, one minute you are living your live do dee dah and then in an instant, everything changes.

I agree with you Ceejay - all these bad things happening and the quakes in Little Rock have got me quite nervous too. Although we here are prepared to get by for the immediate 3 days in the event of a catastophe. Except maybe I don't have enough wood for the fire place.

Mel - rest assured, I don't think Martha can smell your place from hers :rofl: just giving a general guideline :) I'm sorry to hear about Jen, there are some bumps that occur at 40 anyway and bad enough to regret losing your good eyesight, perky boobs and hormones. I know it's tough to come to grips with the future but if anyone can bolster her confidence, it's you. :hug: I am asking each night for intervention so that you can get through the financial and physical challenges.

Michelle - thanks so much for the update on Red Balloon. I was thinking of her too. Hope you and DH get some rest and recovery time this weekend.

Annie - thinking about you, hoping you are doing ok. What's on your agenda? I hope that you are not coming down with something based on your symptoms and that you feel better this morning.

Laura - how was the flower show? That freemotion circuit class sounds just like Curves.

Shad - I hope DS2 showed up - sure was a long movie - maybe it was a triple feature :lol3: I hope Chris' friends in Sendai are allright. I saw video of the tsunami waters flooding through there. Looked like little toy cars bobbing in the water. I can't imagine the mess and destruction of all sorts of heavy things banging about. Chris is back in NZ, isn't she?

Hi Ellen :wave:

Time to get off the computer and get busy. Talk to you later. Enjoy your Saturday.

annie175
03-12-2011, 12:31 PM
OMG MELLIE...I just opened my house up. It is only 55 but thought it needed aired out. Then I come on here and see your post...wow sick minds do think alike...I love ya Mellie...xoxoxo

Just a quick passing, actually getting ready to go to work...had a much needed dinner date with a long time guy friend that was in town for the weekend. Hadn't seen him in about 3 years...He moved to Oregon 6 years ago for work. I forgot what a great friend he is and how much I missed him. We ate, drank and laughed till about midnight. He had to get back to his parent's house with their car...lol. REFRESHING>...

Still feeling like poop. Throat and head. I got my refill of antibiotics and am taking it...I know Dr. Annie...taking it into my own hands but don't have the extra 77 bucks to see Dr. Jessica, MD....my doctor. Anyway, wish me luck on not biting customers heads off at CVS from 2-10 today and 11-7 tomorrow...cause when I feel like poop EVERYONE will feel like poop...lol

I love ya my sisters.....We really need to plan a reunion, right here, right now.,...maybe at Happy's retirement village...hugs

Shad
03-12-2011, 04:36 PM
Morning all,
Quick drive through since yesterday was a bit of a washout as far as work went, but at least I managed the kitchen and the laundry. Not that I think the basket will stay empty for long. Today is going to be more productive.

The garden is coming along fine. I had a feed of homegrown green beans last night and they were NICE. Unfortunately there won't be too many feeds from the plants as they haven't had enough sunlight thanks to the trifid tomatoes that keep growing all over them. The grasshoppers love the tomatoes and there is some other bug that seems to like the fruit. So last night I dusted the lot with some tomato dust. Hope the buggies get the message from that. There is a lot of fruit on the plants but there is also a huge amount of greenery as well and I have to keep chopping them back to allow the sun to get to the fruit. Beetroot isn't doing very well and neither are the carrots, but we will at least get a feed from them. The spuds are going okay. I haven't dug any up yet but the foliage is big and producing flowers so just maybe we will have success there - maybe...... Chris plants her potatoes in buckets so that on the off chance they may have some disease, it isn't spread throughout the garden. Never thought of that.

Annie - hope you get over this throat and flu very, very soon. It was nice that you had dinner with an old friend. Such fun catching up on the news.

Michelle - Redballoon posts occasionally on facebook. Didn't see her yesterday, maybe they are having power cuts. I know from when I was in Japan that they don't stint on power usage - a case of conspicuous consumption - and they may be having to ration it. That will not please the nations city dwellers. Thanks for checking up on her. I think I have her phone number here somewhere. I might just check up on her personally.

Mel - Jen may well be right about the end of the world. Who was it that predicted 2012 as the year for that? Chris is home and currently in Auckland for a family wedding. She has a young Japanese homestay boy - Daichi - who I have a horrible feeling is from Chiba or Sendai, both of whom were hit badly by the earthquake and tidal wave. She will be back in Wellington tonight and I may just ring or Skype her.
All my folk in Christchurch are fine. I keep in touch - or my sister does and exchange information. We are all getting older and don't take shock as well as we used to do.

Ceejay - there is no point in freaking out over earthquakes. They may not be nice, but since we have no idea - despite the $$$ we spend on seismology and the study of the earth - we are no closer to predicting where or when accurately or even getting close. Nearest theory I have seen is the guy on youtube who predicts big quakes by the alignment of the planets. Since we have two big ones in a row with the sun and the little old earth stuck in the middle, we are being tugged in different directions by gravitational pull. Okay - well I might believe it, if the information came to light before and not during or after the catastrophic events of the present.
My advice to all of you worrying about the end of the world is to enjoy the present, make the most of whatever you have at this time and act as if each minute is your last.

Happy - do you mean that my bedroom is unusable. What am I going to do if I have to descend on Tennessee for any reason. However I know what you mean about posting time being scarce these days. I'm surprised that so many employers allow us to access facebook - even if they don't allow the instant chat.

Hope I haven't forgotten anyone, but I had better go get on with life such as it is. Have a grand weekend.

happy2bme
03-12-2011, 06:50 PM
Shad - In the time it would take you to get around the world, I would have your bedroom cleaned out and ready for guests. However the adjacent bath is the one that is currently under construction. Perhaps you'd like to stay upstairs in Mom's room. Of course that would mean you'd have to turn a deaf ear to the snoring at the other end of the hall. Besides, you have to wait until we move - it's tradition to visit the new house and Stash can't wait to meet you. I guess the earlier rains and floods did not entirely wash out the garden. That's good to hear.

I do not have access to FB at work. I am surprised they allow 3FC since they have really clamped down on things. They have blocked a ton of things from Yahoo news.

I feel for those poor people in Japan. I am watching the news with the nuclear reactors. Just horrid.

Annie - how nice that you had a most enjoyable dinner with your friend. And that his folks let them borrow their car :lol: I take it he was in town for a short visit?

I've had a most disruptive day - I am flitting here to there - hard to stay focused on one task. And I keep thinking of something upstairs and by the time I get downstairs to check on it - I've forgotten what I wanted. :dizzy: :crazy: I know it's just because I have a ton of things all floating around in my head at once. Nothing serious, just frustrating.

annie175
03-12-2011, 10:42 PM
Shad...I don't remember who predicted 12.12.2012. but I have been agreeing with them for over a year and sayin' it on 3FC since. Nostadamus or however you spell his freakin' name....also some other ancient calendars...Mayas or something like that...I will have to look it up on the net. Frankly, it will be a relief to me if it does....

Happy....sadly, he was in town for his cousin's funeral....so his visit with me did us both good. He laughed and I laughed. Then we laughed at each other laughing...just plain stupid, we were...lol

Dang, forgot to turn heat back on after airing house out today. Got home from work tonight and about to freeze my Mcnuggets off.

Nighty night, all ya'll...

Love and hugs

MELODY525
03-13-2011, 09:44 AM
:cofdate: MORNING EVERYONE. TRYING TO TYPE AND SNEEZE AT THE SAME TIME. MAKES FOR TYPOS!! :lol3:
WE'RE GETTING A LATE START THIS MORNING BUT THE TIME CHANGE IS THROWING THE CONTRACTOR OFF. THAT'S OK BY ME. I'M NOT AWAKE YET:dizzy:iI SPENT PART OF LAST NIGHT GLUED TO THE TV NEWS CHANNEL. BIG MISTAKE CAUSE THEN I COULDN'T GET TO SLEEP. I KEPT IMAGINING MYSELF OVER THERE IN JAPAN:faint:
THE SMOKE ALARM JOB IS ALMOST DONE AND I AM GLAD TOMORROW IS MONDAY. MY JOB IS OVER THEN:dance:
HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY.:moped:



CEEJAY....THE NEWS AND NOW AK IS FREAKING ME OUT ALSO. THINGS GETTING SO CLOSE TO HOME NOW. SCARY STUFF FOR SURE. STAY SAFE:hug: HOW DID THE HAIR COME OUT?? HOPE YOU AND THE UNCLE HAD A GOOD TIME.




HAPPY....I CAN WELL UNDERSTAND THE TIME CONSTRAINTS YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW AND LOTS OF DECISION MAKING THINGS GOING ON. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE AND ENJOY THE DREAMING, PLANNING AND PACKING!! JUST REMEMBER WHAT THE END RESULTS WILL BE....A NEW START AND FREEDOM!:cb: :carrot: :broc:



ANNIE...HOPE YOUR CUSTOMERS SURVIVED!!! I AM SORRY YOU FEEL LIKE CHIT AND SEND GOOD THOUGHTS YOUR WAY FOR A VERY SPEEDY RECOVERY!! DR MELLIE SAYS GO TO THE FRASSING DOCTOR!!!!:tantrum: GLAD YOU HAD SOME TIME WITH YOUR FRIEND TO LAUGH AND JUST HAVE A GOOD TIME TOGETHER. IS HE BETTER THAN BARE TOES???? INQUIRING MINDS NEED TO KNOW THESE THINGS :rofl: YOU CRACKED ME UP WITH THE COMMENT TO SHAD ABOUT "IT WOULD BE A RELIEF TO ME"....MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY:rofl: MAYBE JEN'S TOO. I PRAYED WITH JOEL THIS MORNING. HE'S SUCH A CUTIE PATOOTIE.



SHAD....I HOPE THE BOY'S FAMILY IS ALRIGHT. WE SAW THE PICS LAST NIGHT OF A LOT OF THE DAMAGED AREAS. THE NEWS IS SLOWLY GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE DISASTERS GOING ON AROUND THEM. DEVASTATING.
I WAS JUST TELLING JEN WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER MOTHER NATURE AND HER WHIMS. IT WAS THE MAYANS THAT PREDICTED 2012 AND ALSO NOSTRADAMAS'S WRITINGS HAVE BEEN INTERPRETED THE SAME.
MAYBE I BETTER CHARGE AN ARK OR A JET AS MY LAST PURCHASE. IT MIGHT COME IN HANDY! GLAD TO HEAR THE GARDEN IS AT LEAST PRODUCING SOMETHING. BUGS SEEM TO BE HAPPENING OVER HERE ALREADY. THEY'RE GETTING A HEAD START! :rofl: IT WAS GOOD TO HEAR THE PEEPS IN CHRISTCHURCH ARE DOING OK NOW AND I DON'T DO WELL WITH SHOCKS ANYMORE EITHER:faint:
I JUST WANT MY ROAD OF LIFE TO EVEN OUT:tantrum:

happy2bme
03-13-2011, 11:35 AM
Good morning ladies,

Is it the end of the world? :dunno: Sure seems like things are getting rather topsy turvy out there. Nostradamus predicted the 3rd antichrist will rise up in 2012 and something about a comet coming to earth and hitting us. Of course he also predicted the end of life as we know it in 1999 and we managed to make it past that too. Which bears the question - if man was supposed to get wiped out in 1999, why make another prediction for 2012? As for the Mayan calendar ending in 2012, I thought they debunked that one too as a mininterpretation.

What I am fearful of is what sort of country are we going to have in 10 to 15 years when all of these kids in school right now intent on flunking out by not turning in their homework enter the workforce. Or will they continue to be parasites on the backs of their aged parents? I was talking to my sister the other night and she said she really wished she could have a "do over" with her son. She and her husband were talking and while it is natural to want to give your kids the things and advantages you didn't have, she said they both agreed in retrospect that the way our parents raised us was not only not so bad, it was the RIGHT way to go. I told her that it's unfortunate that we have to get older before we can look back and say something was a good or negative influence.

I am not one of these doomsayers or one of the survivalist types who are planning to head to the hills to fight the apocalypse but I can't tell you how happy I will be to get away from the big city going forward. It might be quite cold where I'm going but there are trees for heat and cooking, lakes all over the place stocked with fresh fish and I guess if I was hungry enough, I could eat deer or wild turkey but I draw the line at eating a bunny :lol: I just see this country heading towards a 2 class system like early England - the royalty or very rich and the serfs or working class. The middle class is quickly disappearing. People are also more strongly opinionated than I ever remember them being. And I grew up in the radical 60's, the times are a changin' 70's. Pick a topic - Unions in Wisconsin, Obama, The Pope, Republicans and Democrats, Sarah Palin for example - and people have extremely passionate opinions. Perhaps it is true what my brother said many many years ago after a science experiment - we will get to the point where there are too many people and we will become like caged rats and start to pounce on one another. I really do think will natural selection gone and people living longer and producing more that we are rapidly approaching the point where there's just too many of us humans for this poor old earth to support.

My... such doom and gloom talk on a sunny Sunday morning :dizzy:

Today will be rushing around. I will very much notice the one hour we lost last night. Especially since I didn't get to bed until very late. I watched the digital clock go from 1:59am to 3:00am. Was just involved in a few things and too restless to sleep. Got up early too as the birds are all out there chirping away before the sun even rises. That's ok, means I will get to sleep a bit earlier tonight.

I did get a few things cleaned out. Got to finish the laundry and do some groceries today. I'm thinking of doing Prevention's Flat Belly Diet. It is low glycemic, anti inflamatory foods - I want to see if that make me feel any better. Of course we have high high pollen warnings this time of year so that could be a major contributor to the headache, listlessness, achy feelings. I am very disappointed in WW new program. I find it more work than their last 4 revisions and for the first time I understand people hoarding food for the points. I know some people just love it, but to me it's as much work as counting calories.

Anyway - sorry to skip the personals this morning. I'd better go make my shopping list and get out of here. This day is going to fly by quickly. Hope you all have a good Sunday.

Shad
03-13-2011, 05:59 PM
Morning all,
Geez, I think I started something with the doom and gloom bit. To quote Happy - Of course he also predicted the end of life as we know it in 1999 and we managed to make it past that too. Which bears the question - if man was supposed to get wiped out in 1999, why make another prediction for 2012?
Life as we know it as humans will change - that indicates the rest of the flora and fauna will be okay - and everything will finish for every thing on 2012.
Annie - you are not allowed to anticipate the end with glee. Definitely a :nono:
Not much to report from yesterday. Back in the office as it is Monday. Yesterday I got most of the chores finished. Still have some to do during the week and I need to let off a bug bomb as the bugs tend to think that with the approach of winter, they are allowed to move inside. Not bloody likely mate.
Planted some more lettuce and parsley yesterday. I need to dig up the last remaining patch of earth for more veges, although I guess the tomatoes will be coming out sometime soon - if they ever ripen up. I do not need any more green tomato pickle thanks.

Catch up some more later. Meantime I best go do some screen cam movies for the troops

diyana
03-13-2011, 06:32 PM
Hi everyone -

DH and I had a great day yesterday. I took a very informative workshop on doggie acupressure and massage, which should help me ease my doggies' pain when they play too hard and get cramps in their legs. Then DH and I went the Fishing/Sports expo, which was lots of fun. Today, however, I'm exhausted. I slept in and really haven't done much all day...one load of laundry, and baked some cookies for DH since he's taken such good care of me. He's getting better slowly, and he's very tired. And unfortunately, he had to work today. He's home now and we're going to relax. It's been a gorgeous warm sunny day here with temps in the 40s.

The news from Japan has been so sad. I've heard that Redballoon and the area where she lives was not as hard hit. She said they're dealing with rolling blackouts and some food, water and battery shortages, but relatively speaking, more inconveniences than the devastation/tragedy elsewhere in the country. The nuclear power plant situation is so scary, and the videos of entire cities that were wiped out is so tragic.

Shad - I keep praying for Chris' family/friends in Japan. Has she heard anything from or about them? I hope Daichi's family/friends are among the survivors. I'm glad that your loved ones in Christchurch are okay. Glad to hear that you're getting some harvest from your garden. I'm looking forward to warmer weather when I can start planting mine. I have Red's email address on my work computer, but I don't have her phone number. Some people believe that the world will end on 12/21/2012, or thereabouts. Could be based on Nostradamus, could be based on the Mayan calendar, could be based on the Bible. I don't worry about natural disasters or the end of the world or anything like that. I have no control over any of that. All I can do is be prepared with food, water, etc., and know what to do in the event a disaster hits. I agree with making the most of each day and appreciating all our loved ones.

Mel - And now there's flooding in NJ? Yikes! I hope it's nowhere near you. I've got a cousin who lives in Dumont NJ and another cousin who lives south of Old Bridge NJ. I haven't heard from them, but looking at the map, they are probably ok. I'm glad to hear Jen is doing better. You all have had such a hard time lately. You're all in my prayers. I got a great laugh out of Martha telling you how to air out your house and how did she know it was smelly. She'd faint if she came into my messy clutteed house. But it will become less and less cluttered over the next few weeks. :)

Ceejay - I lived most of my life in CA. And I came to realize that there's no sense in freaking out or worrying about earthquakes...as there's no warning. All you can do is be prepared with canned food, water, batteries, flashlights and a portable radio...and no what to do and where to go when an earthquake hits. At least you don't live anywhere that is in danger of a tsunami, as that seems to be what did most of the damage in Japan.

Happy - Did you get the back downstairs bedroom cleaned out yet? I wanted to get more done today...but I just didn't have the energy. And I do not want to relapse, so I'm listening to my body after yesterday's very busy day...and just relaxing. The Flat Belly diet sounds interesting. The new session of WW at work starts on Thursday...and my doc gave me a prescription for it...so that flex spending might reimburse me for the cost. I'll give the Flat Belly a thorough read before I sign up for WW. I agree that the new WW is more complex. I just need to do somethin'. As for your fear of the two class system the country is moving toward (with no middle class), I agree with you there. I think there are people in power who only care about the almighty buck and not a bit about anyone who doesn't have it. DH and I are talking about moving to Canada.

Annie - I'm glad you had such a nice evening out with your friend. I really hope you start feeling better. I am definitely up for a reunion in Northern WI or wherever.

Well, I'm gonna sign off for now.

Lots of love and hugs to my dear friends,

happy2bme
03-14-2011, 07:38 AM
Good morning girls,

Blergh as Shad would say. I got wayyyy to little sleep last night and I have to get out of here early today. Will post at lunch if I'm not asleep...

ceejay52
03-14-2011, 10:06 AM
Morning everyone

Been watching all the footage that is coming out of Japan, very sad to have to deal with this.

Michelle
My city is near the Mississippi river. It did roll bacwards in 1812. praying that the "big one" doesn't hit while I'm in the area. We are not on solid ground here. You did a bunch of stuff this week end. Didn't realize that they did doggie accupuncture!

If I'm not on the computer this week here's why. Dumb me left the lap top at my uncles. I'll pick it up Thursday after my visit with the ENT which is in Jonesboro. It will be about a 20 minute drive from there to Paragould.

Allegra has put out a 180mg med that I bought this week end. I'm going to wait to see what the ENT decides is best for me.

We had a good week end.

I'm catching up on paper work this morning. Then on with my day.

I did buy a 32 inch screen tv yesterday. I was going to buy a 42 inch but kept thinking that would over power my living room which is not very big.

MELODY525
03-14-2011, 10:06 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS.
PLEASE SEND ME SOME SUNSHINE! I WOKE UP NEAR 9 THIS MORNING. :faint: GUESS I AM CATCHING UP ON MY SLEEP. TODAY IS A MELIDAY. THE WEEKEND WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH. EVERYTHING GOT DONE. THE CONTRACVTOR WAS AN ANGEL. WORKED WITHOUT TALKING. MADE NO NOISE. THE ONLY SOUND YOU HEARD WAS THE LADDER BEING MOVED. NO TENANT COMPLAINTS EITHER. JUST TURNED THE PHONE OFF TO RECHARGE IT AND NOW IT'S MY TURN TO HAVE A DAY OFF:beach:

HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT DAY :moped:




HAPPY....JEN & I WERE JUST TALKING A FEW WEEKS AGO ABOUT HOW HARD IT IS FOR THEM TO "GROW UP" FROM HAVINGBEEN SO SPOILED. SO FAR JEN IS BEATING RICHIE IN THE RACE TO MATURITY :rofl: I AM AFRAID WE DID THEM NO FAVORS IN THE END. BUT....LIFE MOVES ON. HOPE YOUR WEEKEND HELPED TO GET SOME THINGS PLANNED FOR THE NEW PLACE:hug: UNLIKE YOU, I SLEPT TOO MUCH!! IT'S YOUR TURN NEXT:cloud9:



SHAD....NOW THAT THE BUGS ARE GETTING EVICTED I HOPE THEY DON'T GO OUT IN THE GARDEN AND HAVE A FEAST :hun: HAPPY PLANTING!! DID THE JK JOB EVER GET ORGANIZED??? JUST WONDERING.



MICHELLE....GLAD YOU BOTH GOT OUT OF THE HOUSE AND HAS SOME FUN WITH THE EXPO AND THE DOGGIE CLASS. HOPE DH FEELS 100% VERY SOON. BOTH DUMONT AND OLD BRIDGE ARE FINE. I AM KIND OF IN THE MIDDLE. THE HORRIBLE FLOODING WAS NORTH & WEST OF ME & DUMONT. OLD BRIDGE IS TOO FAR SOUTH. MANY YEARS AGO I LIVED IN DUMONT. IT WAS JEN'S FIRST ADDRESS!!:bb: AND OUT NEXT ADDRESS WAS MADISON TWSP WHICH IS NEXT TO OLDBRIDGE!! :rofl: :rofl: SMALL WORLD.

MELODY525
03-14-2011, 10:11 AM
:wave: HELLO CEEJAY!! YOU SNUCK IN ON ME. HOPE YOU GET THE LAPTOP AND GLAD YOU TOLD US IN CASE YOU GO MISSING. WITH ALL THE BAD NEWS ON THE TV I WOULD WONDER WHERE YOU WENT TO:CRY: HAPPY TO HEAR YOUR WEEKEND WENT SO WELL. COPNGRATULATIONS ON THE NEW TV. ENJOY IT:dance: STAY AWAY FROM THE RIVER!!:yikes: LET'S NOT HAVE ANOTHER 1812!!

diyana
03-14-2011, 11:03 AM
Hi ladies -

Even though I got a good night's sleep, I feel like I could still sleep for about a week. The bronchitis really kicked my arse, and I'm still feeling the effects of it. My chest is still a little tight this morning, but I'm hoping the Prednisone I just took will help with that. DH is doing better but still exhausted.

Happy - Bummer that you didn't sleep well last night, but I'm sure you have TONS of stuff on your mind and are very excited about closing on the house and preparing for the first trip to the new house. The Flat Belly Diet really has a lot of good suggestions. I'm just not sure if I could stick with it 100% over a long period of time. I'll keep looking into it. I've placed a hold on two Flat Belly Diet books, including a cookbook, at the library so I can look them over. Goodness knows I have to decide on a plan and then STICK TO IT! BTW, I just love that I can log into the library's website and place a hold on whatever books I want. Then when they arrive at my library, I just pick them up at the front desk. :)

Mellie - We're going to have sunshine this week, so I'll make sure it gets to you when it leaves here. I'm glad you slept in...you deserve a Meliday!! My parents were well off, but they didn't spoil us kids. I've worked since I was 14, and starting paying for most of my clothes, records, etc. at that time. Thanks for the update on Old Bridge and Dumont. It is a small world that you used to live where my relatives live. How is Jen doing? Still sending her love, hugs and healing energy. :hug:

Ceejay - Bummer that you left the laptop at the uncle's house. Scary that you live close to where the 1812 earthquake was. Do you have an earthquake preparedness kit and supplies on hand in case an earthquake hits? The over the counter Allegra is helping me, but I'll be switching to Singular (since that's more for lungs) this week. Congrats on the new TV! We're probably going to get a new TV in the next year, but first on the list is a new bed to help both my and DH's back.

Laura - I hope you had a great time at the flower show! And a very nice weekend. Did you get to enjoy some sunshine yesterday?

Annie - Did you have a good weekend, despite spending so much of it at CVS? How is your daughter? Have you heard from your son? How is dad?

Time to get some work done.

Lots of love and big hugs to all,

Laura705
03-14-2011, 11:05 AM
Morning all. Just an update because the auditor will be stopping by any minute. I'll have to get to personals later if I get a chance. The flower and garden show was alright - not enough focus on the "flower" part IMO., but maybe other people are actually more interested in paver stones, grills, gazebos, pergolas, water features, & chicken coops than they are in flowers.

I took a Zumba class on Saturday morning - I really liked it, and am looking forward to the next one I go to. I could use a half-speed Zumba class until I get the moves down though, lol. Thankfully, my past Jazzercise experience made it a lot easier than I thought it would be in terms of the movements - it's just the speed that I have to work up to. But still an excellent workout! It was a mistake trying to hide in the back of the room because I couldn't see what they were doing when we changed directions and I ended up in the front row! So next class I will stake out a middle row.

Yesterday I cleaned the kitchen and made some Italian veggie soup. We watched "In Bruges" - Colin Ferrell, William Gleeson, & Ralph Fiennes. Good dark comedy from 2008 about a couple of hit men who are told to take a breather in Bruges, Belgium after one of them bungles a job.

Other than that, I took a couple doggy walks and read my book and that was it for the weekend.

upswife
03-14-2011, 11:16 AM
good morning ladies! Worked all weekend went to DH's show. had fun the went home for a little sleep b4 I had to go back to work. Car is getting brakes this morning, haning out at moms with DD3, my sis, sSIL and brother. I just LOVE spending $ on the car! will try to squeeze in personals later.

annie175
03-14-2011, 12:12 PM
Good Monday Morning...tired as heck, however just realized at noon, now that I did not have any coffee today or yesterday...wah wah...may have to go with an I.V. now.

Laura...so what you are saying is you went to a stone and patio show rather than the flower and patio show?? Indy is having one now through the 20th but I am not going...Just cannot work it into my schedule nor do I really want to.

Ceejay...I could use a new TV myself, you are supposed to buy two and send one to me...lol.

Ellen....your work weekend sounded about as fun as mine did. blah.

Shad...no one really knows when the end will be here, it seems like it is heading that way IMO. All the natural diasters and fighting going on.

Happy....whew, I know what you mean on not getting enough sleep...I am very sleepy this morning. I went out to my car for a 30 minute snooze but couldn't sleep cause my head keep going around.

Chelle...weekend was ok. Friday night with an old friend was fun. Working all weekend was a bummer, for some reason my nose kept running and I kept sneezing. It is not doing it today tho. Dad, sissy and Tater are all ok. I think Tate is coming home this Friday night so I am looking forward to that. Thanks for asking. I will let you practice the doggy's massage on me..I am sure I can shake a leg or something...lol

MELLIE.....ahhhhhh, a Melliday...think I will drop by and spend it with you, I could use a relaxing day. Of course our jaws would get a work out. Put the coffee on and leave the light on...I will be there soon.

The devastation in Japan is so horrible...I watch the news and get so depressed. This morning I saw a mom and kids come back to their home in ruins, they found a few cans of food and a hello kitty toy of some sort. News also said that Japan itself, has shifted and moved 8 feet over from the original spot. Prayers, my friends, prayers.

Best get this posted, go potty and get some more coffee. Everyone have a marvelous, glorious day...65 here on Thursday...Can't wait!!!

Love and hugs,

Laura705
03-14-2011, 01:58 PM
Back with the personals...looks bright and sunny outside, but I brought my lunch to work today so I'm eating at my desk. It'll be nice to leave work and still have daylight! :sunny:

Ellen – Sounds like a busy weekend for you. Ugh, hate spending money on the car, yet there’s always something that’s needs doing with them! Since I take the train to work, bf and I are on year 3 of trying to get by with just one. It’s nice not having all the expenses of two cars, but I’m not so thrilled with the inconveniences. Can’t wait ‘til this one’s paid off next year so we can buy a 2nd one…

Michelle – I’m glad you enjoyed your weekend and that you took it easy yesterday. I’m sure your doggies will love the massages – I know Coal just loves his belly rubs and massages!

Happy – Yeh, a couple people have told me that the FreeMotion Circuit class is a lot like Curves. With such short intervals, there’s really no time to get bored! Like that a lot. Sounds like your trip up north next month will be a whirlwind - you need to go into training to be ready for these trips! How did the bedroom clearing go? What’s sad is that once we do it, it’s so nice that we wonder why we didn’t do it sooner and often regret we didn’t.

Mel – Glad the contractor project went alright this weekend. So has there been a definitive outcome re the extra checks - now they're suddenly aware of the legalities of them? Sorry to hear Jen fell again. I hope she learns from your experiences!

Annie – Well, seeing as you didn’t have much “Annie time” this weekend (in spite of a half-day of vacation), I’m glad you at least had some fun this weekend getting together with your friend from out of town. Yeh, I know what you mean by all the expenses that come due – even if we get the mortgage paid off, we’ll still be dealing with all the other stuff that doesn’t go away and doesn’t decrease, oh no never! I don’t know about exact dates or years, but with all these natural disasters coming so quickly on the heels of each other, it makes me think the end is getting closer. I’m glad you’re not feeling sick today. Was the no coffee by accident, or is it another Lent thing?

Shad – hmmm, so has ds returned home to tell you about the boat on the lawn?? The last thing I found on the lawn that didn’t belong was a pile of poop left by a dog that wasn’t Coal. Boo! I hope your friend’s have located their family and friends in Japan and that they are somewhere safe. Such a tragedy! Heartbreaking.

Ceejay – Sorry you left your computer at your uncle’s – that’s when you find out how much you rely on it. I find myself sitting on the sofa watching tv and frequently reaching for my iPhone to use the Internet Movie Database (imdb) app to look up info re the show/movie/actor, etc. When the phone isn’t handy, I force myself to resist the urge to go get it! Sadly, bf and I have both become rather attached to our iPhones. Hope you’re enjoying your new tv!! I do say that it’s a big change to go from watching tv on the 42” in our living room to the old 19” in our bedroom. I suppose a new tv for the bedroom will be in our future – maybe next year.

Tonight will be a step class. TTFN!

annie175
03-14-2011, 03:31 PM
Laura....the no coffee thing was just an accident. I got a late start out of the house so I didn't make any at home, then I was running late so didn't want to stop and get my buck coffee from McDs, then just spaced it till later in the morning. Somehow, my bathroom door off of my master bedroom got locked from the inside. I spent about 15 minutes trying to unlock it with various things, to no avail. I then had to take the door knob off in order to get into my bathroom. About 30 minutes of nonsense. I still have to put the door knob back on tonight. So all and all I was late getting to work by about 30 minutes and just plain spaced my coffee. I think maybe Hella B locked it...lol. Who else is there beside gnomes, angels and ghosts.....??? Always something, bright side.....so far....no $$ involved, unless I cannot get the door knob back on.

Laura705
03-14-2011, 03:59 PM
Sorry Annie, but I confess I am laughing about that. Yes, it's always something! Lovely Monday morning you had. Too late now, but wondering if you had access to the hinges - if so, you could have removed the pins and taken the door off the hinges. I hope the doorknob goes back on without too much trouble!!

Gnomes - heehee.

Shad
03-14-2011, 10:34 PM
Morning all,
Well my day has just gone to **** in a handcart, the 11 pages of documentation I just did has disappeared in a puff of smoke into the bowels of this computer. When I went into the version that saved, only part of the information was there so now I have to think it all out again. I'm due in a meeting shortly and it keeps getting postponed. I think it will probably start about the same time as my second meeting is due to start.
Back later.

MELODY525
03-15-2011, 08:14 AM
:cofdate: GOOD MORNING.
THE CHECK-THING HASN'T BEEN DECIDED AND PROBABLY WON'T BE UNTIL JUNE AND AFTER AN AUDIT HERE. NOTHING ELSE TO REPORT ABOUT ON THE MELIDAY. ALL WAS QUIET ON THE EASTERN FRONT. JEN IS UP & ABOUT NOW. FEELING OK.
I'M ON MY WAY TO THE OFFICE SO THIS IS A BIT SHORT.
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY :moped:



MICHELLE....GLAD AT LEAST YOU ARE BOTH GETTING BETTER...EVEN IF IT'S SLOWLY. :hug: AND STAY AWAY FROM ANY GERMY PEOPLE.



LAURA....HAD A GOOD LAUGH THIS MORNING...I HAVE SEEN IN BRUGES..WHEN YOU NAMED THE CAST I REALIZED I'VE SEEN IT IN BITS & PIECES. MAYBE I SHOULD WATCH IT FROM BEGINNING TO END :lol3:
HAPPY ZUMBA-ING. HOPE YOUR ARM IS FEELING BETTER TOO.


ANNIE...I HAVE THE IV DRIP PERKED & READY TO GO!! JUST WAITINGON YA!!:coffee: I HAD TO TURN THE NEWS OFF. IT WAS HORRIBLE TO WATCH AND I JUST CAN'T CRY ANYMORE THIS WEEK! I TOO AM SORRY...THE DOORKNOB STORY CRACKED ME UP!!:rofl: :rofl: OMG...YOU SO REMIND ME OF JEN.,...ALWAYS SOMETHING IS GOING ON!



ELLEN...SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE CAR AND THE $$$. GLAD YOU GOT TO SEE DH & HIS SHOW AT LEAST.



SHAD....YOUR DAY IS LIKE A DOG CHASING IT'S TAIL AROUND IN CIRCLES. SOUNDS LIKE YOU WERE ON THE RUN ALL DAY LONG!! HOPE THE DOCUMENTATION WENT OK?? FIND ANY MORE OF IT HIDDEN IN THE PC???


:wave: TO CEEJAY & MISS HAPPY:wave:

annie175
03-15-2011, 08:48 AM
Morning all..

Ok Shad...Let's just take Monday's and Tuesday's out of the week....my door knob and your document.

Laura...yeah, I can laugh now at the door situation. The knob went back on without a hitch....no prob! The hinges, unfortunately were in the bathroom side of the door....

Not much to report....other than the door knob and emptying the dishwasher, I did nothing all evening but read a book and snooze off and on. Then went to bed at 9:30 and couldn't get to sleep till about 11:30. I am convinced it is the dang bed and why I cannot sleep sometimes, the minute I lay down my head takes off spinning with crap.

Anyway, more destruction and nuclear explosions in Japan..so very sad, the loss of life.

Have a great day.

Love and hugs,

annie175
03-15-2011, 09:00 AM
Mellie...I hear you on the sadness of Japan, I had to turn it off last night also. I read a book instead...I wish we all lived closer, of course once we all move with to HAPPY'S RETIREMENT HOME all will be good!!

Laura705
03-15-2011, 10:18 AM
Morning all.

Shad - Sorry you lost your doc - how frustrating.

Mel - Glad your Meliday was quiet. Aaargh, let's not mention audits right now! :nono:

Annie - Glad the doorknob went back on okay. Sorry you couldn't fall asleep right away - did you take the book to bed with you? That always helps me.

Nothing much to report. The auditor is annoying my boss. Can't wait til this audit is over and done with. I went to the step class last night. Bf doped up doggy for his gland expression/nail trim yesterday afternoon and he slept all night, and slept in this morning. Had to call him several times for his breakfast this morning.

Sort of gloomy and chilly this morning. The mild temps forecast seem to be just out of reach, but I think tomorrow is when we'll finally get them. Not that the weather guy on the radio ruled out any more white stuff during the remainder of winter. Please no!! I've had enough of that.

Okay, back to work. Need to respond to an e-mail I received - "Would you explain that again in English?" No, I guess I'll have to be more polite than that. :rolleyes:

diyana
03-15-2011, 10:29 AM
Crazy busy today at work. I'll try and post later. And I'm overwhelmed thinking about all the cleaning/tidying I need to do to get ready for DMIL, and how my lungs are still tight and my energy level is non-existent. Drats!!! :tantrum:

And I'm saddened by all the news from Japan. :(

annie175
03-15-2011, 01:03 PM
Chelle...if I lived closer I would come over and do all your cleaning...just stay outta my way cause whirlwind Annie stops for no one. lol.

Laura...what kind of dope does your BF use on the doggies. I have yet to find one that will knock Hella B out.

MELLIE...nope, no corn! Don't know, but probably need to be this way now and then.......lol

Laura705
03-15-2011, 01:14 PM
Annie - I'll have to look when I get home re the dog dope. But it doesn't put him out, just makes him very groggy.

annie175
03-15-2011, 01:16 PM
Oh well, I need something that will knock her clear out...

ceejay52
03-15-2011, 05:41 PM
Afternoon
I'm at work but sure didn't feel like coming in today. Sigh

Where is Happy?

annie175
03-16-2011, 08:19 AM
Mornin' all.........

Guess I am the first one here...Shaddie must be busy building the doc she lost....today's breakfast is maple oats. Really should be eating protein, but oats just sounded good this morning......

Have a funny from last night at CVS. This young guy, maybe late 20s, come through and asks me if we carried "like special chocolate", he wanted to get some for his GF. He said, like "GO - DIVA" (pronouncing GO DEEVA). I almost lost it right in front of him, but didn't, instead I said, you mean Godiva chocolate...yes that is it.....so Go DIVA, it's your birthday...haha.

Not much else going on, have to work again tonight, then...get this...wait for it.....I am off at CVS until next MONDAY!!! Altho that will start my 15 day run, it will be nice to have the next 4 days off from there, including a weekend. I am going to go watch my brother's band Friday nite.

Have a marvy day, I will check back later today.

Love and Hugs, stay safe, warm/cool, happy, healthy, and mellow.

diyana
03-16-2011, 09:46 AM
Good morning ladies -

Lots of stuff swirling around in this head of mine lately regarding my health, my weight, my back pain, and my commitment to improvement. Tomorrow is the sign up for WW at Work, and I've been debating about whether or not to sign up. I'm still not used to the new Points Plus system because all the points values I had memorized for my fave foods are now 1 to 2 points higher, so it's like relearning the whole dang system. Happy and I chatted over the weekend about the Prevention Flat Belly Diet...and I checked the book out of the library. The plan seems to makes a lot of sense, but I struggle that it is fairly restrictive. I can even accept that it's necessary to drink 64 oz of their "sassy" water (with cucumber, ginger, lemon and spearmint). Maybe it's just restrictive for the first 4 days or week. I need to look into it some more.

I'm also debating about whether or not to give up my gym membership. I probably should've done so months ago when I was first restricted due to my back. My back is hurting again...but I think it's only temporary pain that will go away with more PT/rehab exercises. Anyway, between the back pain and the bronchitis, I've only been to the gym once or twice in the past 6 months...very sad for a former Zumba addict/gym rat like me. I've got DVDs and the Wii Fit at home, but I haven't even used those hardly at all in the last couple months. Now with the weather getting nicer, I want to walk and ride my bike more, even if I can only walk for 10 or 15 minutes before my back gets bad.

So if I give up my gym membership, I'll save $65/month. If I don't do WW at Work, that's $185 savings. But am I going to find and stick with other methods...or is this just me giving up?

I know that my back pain, cholesterol and blood sugar will all improve if I start and stick to a healthy eating/exercise plan...but I'm just not motivated to do it. I don't know if this attitude is because I'm still very fatigued from the bronchitis (which I am), or if I just want to give up. For all I know, this could just be that the stupid Prednisone I'm still taking for my lungs is affecting my mood/attitude. But if I am feeling like I just want to "give up", maybe DH is right to be concerned (and he is) about my long term health. I go back to the doc at the end of April for new fasting blood tests, and given the steroids I've been on for bronchitis, and not being able to exercise, I doubt there's been any improvement, unless I can turn things around in a month.

Anyway, I'm sorry for the downer...but I'm turning to you, my friends for advice, suggestions and a big KICK in the arse.

**********

Laura - Bummer that the flower show really wasn't a flower show. That's what frustrates me about our Home/Garden show. Very little in the way of plants/flowers, and more in the way of paver stones, outdoor furniture and structures, gutter covers, and remodeling. I'm glad you liked Zumba. My suggestion as to where to stand is...close enough to the front to see the instructor clearly...not any further back than 2nd or 3rd row. I really miss Zumba and hope once I lose some weight, I'll be able to Zumba again. I can understand you and your bf's attachment to your iPhones. DH and I both have smart phones, and he has an iPad for work that he brings home each night. How much longer for the auditor to be at your work?

Ellen - Glad you had a nice weekend. Bummer about the car repairs, but nice that you get to spend time with your family while you waited for your car to get done.

Annie - Glad to hear that your kids and your Dad are all doing well. :) That bedroom door story was pretty funny. I'm glad you got it fixed okay. Probably Hella B was trying to lock you in so you could stay with her all day. I'm glad you had a relaxing evening on Monday. That's great that you have this weekend off from work and that you get to see your brother's band!! Are you getting warm spring weather now? We're going to have highs in the mid 50s today, and nearing 60 tomorrow! :woohoo: It was so nice not to have frost on my windshield this morning! Thanks for the offer of the cleaning. I'm taking a couple vacation days between now and when DMIL gets here so I can do a good spring cleaning. This stupid fatigue is hanging on so bad that I can really only do stuff one day of the weekend, and the other day I have to rest. :faint: Way too funny about the "GO -DIVA" chocolates!! :rofl:

Shad - Any word on Chris' family and friends in Japan? Such a bummer about losing 11 pages of documentation! That sucks! And I see on FB that your shared files aren't allowing themselves to be shared. How rude! Such impertinence!

Mellie - I'm glad to hear Jen is doing better. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you on the checks. :crossed: Since I'm still pretty tired, and my chest is still tight, I'm staying away from everyone who is coughing. In fact, I had scheduled a meeting with someone in another department, but when I learned he was thinking of going home early due to a chest cold, I canceled the face to face meeting and talked to him over the phone instead. I am NOT taking any chances of relapsing.

Happy - I'm sure you're busy making house plans, etc. I hope everything is going well and just very exciting...but not in a bad, stressful way.

Ceejay - I hope you're doing better today.

I guess everyone except me and Annie are sleeping in today. Hope to hear from y'all soon.

Love and big hugs,

MELODY525
03-16-2011, 10:40 AM
MORNING CHICKS. SORRY NO PERSONALS TODAY. I AM ON THE FLY. WORKING AND DOING LAUNDRY. ON MY 2ND LOAD AND CAME UP FOR A QUICK BREAK. SO FAR AS I KNOW THERE IS OPNE MORE CHECK COMING BUT THE BIG MAN IS GOING TO PUT THE KABOSH ON ANY OTHERS...IT'S ALMOST DECIDED 100%.
THE PROBLEM IS THAT PEOPLE ARE RETI8RING AND IT'S A MATTER OF NEW REGULATIONS BEING ENFORCED. NO ONE CAN CLAIMM "IGNORANCE". SUCH IS LIFE IN THE FAST LANE. MY FRIEND WILL BE UPSET BECAUSE MY SERVICES WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE. I MADE THAT PERFECTLY CLEAR. OK.....GOTTA PEE AND RUN!!! OR ROLL AS THE CASE MAY BE :scooter:
PS: I AM GOING TO WALMARTS IN THE MORNING ALSO. SO I'LL BE MIA. HAVE A SUPER DAY

diyana
03-16-2011, 10:55 AM
Mel - I'm so sorry to hear that the checks are gonna stop coming. That sucks! I hope you definitely put your own kabosh on any extra favors...no matter how upset it makes people. Your time/energy is WAY too valuable to be working hard and getting stressed out on a voluntary basis. Love you, my dear sista. :hug: Have a good time at WalMart tomorrow.

annie175
03-16-2011, 11:16 AM
CHELLE, CHELLE, CHELLE....Firstly, I do not think you are giving up on yourself...I think you are tired of feeling like crap and unable to do the things you enjoy...secondly, as far as eating and exercising...I have an idea for you...how about just simply counting calories (and you know what is good and bad for you), and walking when you can or doing what you can for exercise, when you feel like it. Maybe since the exercising will not be at a high level, lower your calories to maybe 1300-1400 cals a day. I always lost steadily at 1200 a day. (Before RNY). You can adjust your daily count as needed. Thirdly, Sista, I KNOW you can do this, as you have proven before anything you set you mind to, you CAN do. I am more than in your corner. Start out slow and keep at it. I love ya, my friend. xoxo

MELLIE....geez you gaddabout. Shopping...at Walmarts...could you pick up some Old Roy PB dog treats for Hella B. I can't seem to remember to go there and get them and she is plum out and CRYING for them. Those are her favs. SPOILED!! Have fun shopping.

Later my friends...

Laura705
03-16-2011, 11:31 AM
Morning all.

Annie – Yay for the break from CVS! I lost my CVS card a few weeks ago and kept forgetting to call to get a replacement – until I finally did it this morning. Getting tired of entering my phone number whenever I buy something. But it’ll take 3-4 weeks for the new one to get to me, so I guess I’ll have to do that for a while yet. Go-Diva, lol.

Michelle – I can definitely see how these serious health issues have you feeling so low. I’ve had a few things crop up the past couple years, not in your ballpark as far as the seriousness, but it’s brought me down as to the future of maintaining my health and feeling good, and it’s probably tied up with the realities of aging as well…as long as we don’t stop trying, we can make progress.

I don’t think stopping the gym membership and WW mean you’re giving up on your health, if you’re serious about your alternatives - and if the alternatives can emulate what worked for you at the gym & ww. If the weigh-ins and meetings of ww are what motivated you, will going it solo on a different diet work for you? Or was it just the way you counted points? What’s to stop you from continuing to count points – and sticking with the old program (on your own) that worked for you? And re exercise - I learned after quitting Jazzercise and belonging to Bally’s for two years (and then the fitness center here at work) that I truly prefer doing exercise classes with a specific day/time and fun music and moves, and a group setting. Will walking and cycling do it for you? :hug:

Mel – Sorry there’ll only be one more check. But you’re absolutely right about the favors ending. People put up with a lot, including the stress, trying to earn a living. Volunteer work should make you feel good about helping people. Here's to a stress free retirement. :cheers: Enjoy the Walmart run today!

Ceejay - I don't wanna be here either. Can't wait til the audit is done. Might go into next week as well. Groan.

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies!

Nothing much to report today. Food was so-so yesterday. I’m finding that while I’m eating healthier meals in general, bad snack choices do me in. Not the snacks I bring from home, but the extra ones that creep into my day. Need to work on addressing the times of day I’m weakest. Funny how two of those times are when I’m about to go/return to work – in the morning and after lunch. That’s not real hunger, it’s emotional eating, and I need to deal with that. And then I’m frequently tempted to pick up a snack for the train ride home. For that, it would be good if I made sure I had a snack with me so I didn’t pick up something junky.

I did a BE workout after work last night. Tonight is the movie “The Adjustment Bureau”. Bf is coming along because he also wants to see it.

It’s supposed to be milder today, and sunny. I brought my lunch to work today, so I’ll eat that at my desk and then try to get out for a walk in the afternoon.

TTFN!

annie175
03-16-2011, 12:33 PM
Laura...do report back on The Adjustment Bureau Movie....I am kinda wanting to see that one also. Maybe pack some carrot sticks or some of those 100 calorie snack pack things for your train ride home. Has to be better than junk food, maybe not taste better but healthier.

ceejay52
03-16-2011, 01:43 PM
HI
I'm feeling much better today even though I'm still sore. Don't know what I did.

I was chosen to have a drug test this morning but the person giving the test brought the wrong forms. It was rescheduled for tomorrow and I have a doctor's appointment at 10.30 a.m. the test was to be at 9 a.m. I talked to my boss who had it okayed with HR that I didn't have to be there. Yeah.

Annie
To cute about the Godiva story.

To Happy, Mel, Ellen and Shad have a good day. The sun is shining today. I'm happy.

happy2bme
03-16-2011, 02:31 PM
Sorry that I have been out of touch. So many sad things going on in the world that I actually feel guilty feeling good and excited about our plans and the new house.

Michelle- don't be getting down on yourself. You just have to be Gumby flexible about things. AND as we go through life, sometimes what worked in the past won't work now. I will swear to that.

As for the Flat Belly Diet, I did not realize there is a 4 day Jumpstart. I bought all the food for a week of sample menus and THEN I find out about the most restrictive jumpstart. You don't have to do that part of the plan!!!! It's like the Michael Thurmond 6 Week Body Makeover Diet. People put that one down (while Mel and I think it's a sensible plan) just because the 6 week kickstart is SO restrictive. That is designed for those people who want to lose 20 pounds in 20 minutes and so if they don't lose 10 pounds by the end of week one, they give up. The jumpstart is supposed to knock off water weight quickly and cleanse the palate of sugar.

I did start drinking the sassy water and I actually like it. Water with lemon slices in it gives me terrible acid reflux but I guess because this has calming ginger, I don't have an issue with it. My coworkers HATES the cucumber taste and I actually don't mind it. I make it the night before, fill up a couple of empty water bottles and drink it at work. I find myself drinking more water.

I can say that after a couple of days I don't feel the aches and pains I did as intensely as before. I think the sugar is inflammatory and the ginger helps calm that too. I wish it made my stomach calmer but this plan is also geared to low glycemic so I think that will help with the sugar. Yeah, it can be restrictive but like we talked the other day, I find the new WW plan restrictive too. More than ever before. I think you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed with having to deal with doctor's orders on your bronchitis and with DMIL coming to town again. Little baby steps Michelle. Make a couple of SIMPLE changes and let's just park the gung ho full head on blast for a little bit, ok? Just as you have to ease back into the every day routine, ease back into your plan again. Eat clean, walk 5 minutes twice a day if you can and next week add 2 more minutes. I keep reminding myself that people who have lost alot started by just walking 15 minutes a day and building from there - not rushing head on.

All kinds of alarms going on here - not sure if we are having fire drills or what's going on but I'd better be prepared to grab my purse and walk outside if need be. At least it's a gorgeous day.

Will get back to the rest of the Worldlies later tonight. :hug:

Shad
03-16-2011, 05:03 PM
Morning all,
Work is crazy at the moment. We have deadlines to meet and not enough people to meet them with. I'm trying to write doco, make simulations and sit through the S.I.T. testings and still get the lot done. The training manager is not happy with my progress, the team lead is pushing more on me. One of the blokes is at the meltdown point - don't go near him, he is contagious. I'm working longer hours again.

Haven't got much time for personals but.......

Michelle - You need to have your head in the right place in order to lose weight. You can't do that when you are still feeling sick and tired. I like Happy's suggestion of just walking. It is free and it does do you good. Go out there and think of how much distance you can achieve today. Tomorrow another couple of steps. It does work.
Also I find that fresh whole food does the dietary trick as well. Forget the frozen dinners that contain piles of salt. Try fresh and raw if you can. Less calories, less cooking, more food in the mouth. I've never gone over 1400 calories when I am really motivated. (note to self - where is that motivation? did you stick that in the cupboard as well?)

Gotta go get on with the day. I will be back when possible to try to catch up with the rest of you.

ceejay52
03-16-2011, 05:23 PM
Happy
Good to see you posting again. Are you packing?

Michelle
I agree with what Shad and Happy has told you. Don't worry about what MIL thinks about the clealiness of the house. I bet she would pitch in and help considering the circumstances. Feel better soon. Don't give up hope on the weight loss goals.

happy2bme
03-17-2011, 07:59 AM
Good morning ladies,

It's off to the dentist for me this morning. You should hear the birds outside. It's like having a bird "sing off" - everyone is singing away, looking for a "friend with benefits". :lol: It's cool in the morning but in the 70's during the day. Too bad I'm cooped up in an office to enjoy it. Haven't started packing yet but we are setting some things off to the side for what we want to take on round 1 - coffee pot, aerobeds, towels, tools, etc. I think my DH is eager to move. Now. Today. Heck with this house. :lol:

Shad - it sounds like you are knee deep in the hoopla at work. You go like mad in short bursts. It's like your job is that of a sprinter. And then the contract ends and you get to catch your breath for a few weeks. Whew - not sure I could keep up with the pace. The company does not know (but I hope they do) that they have the best possible person for the job in you. I hope you don't get burnt out and get things under control soon. Good luck there mate.

Ceejay - good thing you got a pass on the drug test. They don't mess around with those. Usually not very understanding of extenuating circumstances either tho I'm sure they've heard lots of stories from cheaters.

Laura - I understand about the snacking thing. Especially riding on the train home - to me that was a habit as hard to break as late night eating. Finally I just dozed off (got unconscious) just so I wouldn't look for anything :lol: Maybe like they suggested, one of those 100 calorie snack pack things or a box of raisins or something. They make all sorts of stuff in 100 calorie packs - sweet and savory. Or how about something nice and stinky like salami to stink up the train car and annoy everyone? :rofl: Geez I would hate it when someone would get on with a gyro with lots of onions. PEEEEEEEEE YEWWWWW. And they would be eating it like a ravenous wolf so you figured they probably had not had a chance to eat all day long so you didn't want to give them the stink eye for too long...

Mel - happy Walmart shopping. I'm so sorry they are cutting your little lifeline there. Just make sure they don't go hunting you down and taking advantage of you because you know they are going to miss you. The people in the office can pitch in a few bucks and pay you under the table - would be worth it for the extra help. ;)

Michelle- I will make a renewed committment with you. My sugar numbers are creeping up - I too need to step up the exercise and give up the sodas. We can be accountable to each other. I don't think you are giving up - if you did you'd be typing you post with a big McD's shake in one hand and a box of HoHo's in the other and I know that's not the case. The weather is changing I think it's the end of the doldrums and hopefully a renewed spirit. I say you make 1 committment and don't give up on that. No matter what you will do that one committement for right now. Could be changing your eating or exercising or what. Pick it and we will decide tomorrow. Will be our first 30 day promise to ourselves. Ok?

Annie - I have the same problem with sleeping sometimes. Sitting on the couch I doze off and can barely make it to the bed. Put my head on the pillow and boom - wide awake!!!! or by the time I brush my teeth and wash my face - awake. Those nights I find I just slip 2 aspirin or an allergy pill to help get rested. As for the thoughts in the head, you need to divert that by doing relaxation exercises and get your mind quieted down.

Hi Ellen :wave:

Oh boy - gotta run. Later chicks.

annie175
03-17-2011, 10:11 AM
Birds are singing here too!! Whew whoo...70+ degrees here today... think I will try to bug out early, go home a grill out, pick up the trash in the yard and play with Hella B, heck maybe even take her for a walk. That always boosts my spirits. So sunny, what an awesome day!!

Shaddie...be sure to save your doco every 2 minutes so you don't lose it...lol, may be a pain in the arse however beats redoing the entire thing. Stay away from the sicko's we have enough of sickness going through the Worldlies as is.

Happy...seems when I am in one of those "wake" times of night, not much helps. Relaxation exercises..hmmm there is that word again..exercise...lol. I am pretty sure I just think too much and try to analyze and resolve all the time. I would feel the same way as your DH on the new house and not wanting to do anything with the old one.

Ceejay...so glad you are feeling better today. I say we have at least one day of each month when all the Worldlies feel great. Starting with Chelle...

Mornin' to all the Worldlies..Chelle, MELLIE, Ellen, and anyone else I may have missed.

OH AND BY THE WAY....I am going to BOB SEGER on May 7, with girls from CVS...EXCITED!!

love and hugs

annie175
03-17-2011, 10:12 AM
Oh and Missy Laura.....hidee ho to you too sista!!

Laura705
03-17-2011, 11:58 AM
Morning all.

Annie - The Adjustment Bureau was entertaining enough - but I suppose some diehards would try to pick apart the logistics of how the guys that are the "adjusters" do what they do. But bf and I both enjoyed it, and so did the other 3 of our group. One of them is gaga over Matt Damon, so we know she'd like it (and wouldn't fall asleep during it as she sometimes does during other movies, LOL). Enjoy Bob Seger! And you and Happy are right - I need to be sure to have an appealing snack ready for the train ride home to keep me from picking up the junk!

Ceejay - Glad you feel better. Will the drug test be rescheduled again?

Happy - A restrictive diet isn't for me, though that sassy water sounds pretty tasty. Now that it's getting warm, I'm sure I'll start getting back my taste for fizzy water with fresh lemon squeezed into it. So refreshing! I still need to research the DASH diet. I have a Borders gift card to finish using up - I wonder if they have any of the DASH books in stock at the store. The one by us is shutting down and is having a clearance sale. LOL re the people and their stinky food on the train. I feel sorry for them - I honestly don't get how people don't make time to eat. Sure some jobs they can't break away from to eat, but in most they can squeeze it in sometime. I just prefer they don't do it on the train!! You know, I don't know how you can even concentrate on work or anything else with this move and retirement coming up!!!

Shad - Sorry the job is crazy at the moment. The whole team needs to take a short break each day and do something to de-stress. I agree with you about the fresh foods - I'm pretty sure that's what that DASH diet my doc recommended is all about. And I like that it's simple too - grilled meat, steamed veg, fresh fruit, etc. Well, I like the IDEA of it - in reality I'll be rebelling against the though of no salty snacks and sweets. Just hope the brain could win some of the battles.

Hellos to Michelle, Ellen and Mel! :flow2:

Today's sunny and mild and I'm definitely getting out at lunchtime since I didn't get out yesterday. I leave work a bit early today to get the EKG the doc wanted. Should be plenty of time to get to my circuit class tonight.

TTFN!!

diyana
03-17-2011, 12:13 PM
Good morning ladies -

Thanks for all the words of wisdom and support. You chicks mean so very much to me. :love: :hug: I call y'all my Worldly Sistas...and I do love ya' like sisters.

As of 7:00 am...

I still haven't decided about WW at Work...and the clock is ticking. I have until noon today to decide. I've never really successfully counted "calories" before. I've either used food exchanges, or WW Points. I know that logic would dictate that if I can count points, I can count calories, but will I? Now, don't go grabbing for the :rollpin:, I'm doing enough of that myself. I'm just so torn...and yes, so overwhelmed. And I'm not really overwhelmed about my DMIL's visit. I'm just not feeling very strong physically or emotionally..and I have lots of doubts that I can succeed at anything at this point.

As for the Y, on the 25th, I'm meeting with a good friend, who is also a Personal Trainer (and Zumba instructor) at the Y. We're going to discuss health, weight loss and exercise. If I decide to place a hold (or cancel) my membership, I need to submit the form 10 days prior to my April 1st billing date, and since the meeting with the trainer isn't until the 25th, it looks like I'll be keeping my membership through April. If I'm feeling up to it, I'm hoping to try a water aerobics class next Monday or Wednesday. I do have to ease back into exercise. Right now, because of being laid up for 3+ weeks, my muscles are shot. I had great difficulty walking last weekend...it was very painful. And DH and I are planning on going to a Gem, Rock and Fossil expo this weekend, and the thought of all that walking (and pain) is worrying me.

Later this same morning....

Okay...feeling better now. I told my friend/co-worker who has been encouraging me to sign up for WW that I'm going to pass on it. I also talked with the Nurse/Registered Dietitian/Wellness coach at my company's Wellness Center, who specializes in heart healthy and blood sugar healthy programs, and she is going to work with me one on one...meeting with me every week, which will be nice to have a little more personalized attention/coaching than I would get in WW, and it's free. I've been working with her off and on in a group setting for 2 years now, and she knows my health challenges as well as the physical issues I've been dealing with the last year. She recommends a few individual sessions so we can talk about the "head"/"heart" part of weight loss/getting healthy to get me in the game.

Starting today, I'm going to shoot for a calorie intake of between 1,300 to 1,400 calories...which is what she suggested, with plenty of lean protein, healthy carbs (including veggies, fruits and whole grains), low-fat/non-fat dairy, and healthy fats (MUFA's).

I feel optimistic because there are SO many free tools online. And I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders now that I know I won't be shelling out $185 for the 17-week WW program, but that I still can and will be following a program that includes journaling, and I'll have FREE one to one support from the Wellness Center (who will work with my physical therapist). I'm not feeling so overwhelmed.

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Annie - Thanks for the vote of confidence! You rock, my dear sista friend. Enjoy the sunshine!! Yay for the Bob Seger concert!! He's awesome!

Laura - How was the Adjustment Bureau? Like you, I LOVE exercise classes with fun music and moves and the group setting. Right now though, I can't participate in them, and that is so frustrating! :tantrum: I have a hard enough time with walking right now, though I am going to try and go for a short walk (5 or 10 minutes) today during lunch because it is so gorgeous and warm outside. Interesting that the times you crave snacks are when you going to/returning to work. I think packing a snack for the train is a great idea...baby carrots, string cheese, or FiberOne/Special K bars would be good choices. Good luck with the EKG and have fun at the circuit class!! :)

Ceejay - Nice that you got out of the testing. I hope that the doctor appt went well.

Happy - First off, I want to tell you that you should NEVER EVER feel guilty about being excited, thrilled or even happy! We LOVE to share in your good news and excitement!!! You're not only moving into a new house, but a new retirement lifestyle, and that's WONDERFUL!!! I like your thoughts about baby steps, even if it's just walking 5 minutes twice a day, and gradually building up. I hope your dentist appt went well. I was up and on the way to work before the birds woke up today, but I hope to hear them at lunch time and this afternoon when I get home. As for the renewed commitment for 30 days...I'm all for that. I'm sure I won't be able to keep up with you in terms of exercise, at least not now. I'm going to make two commitments for the next 30 days: (1) give up sugared soda; and (2) keep daily net calories between 1,300 and 1,400. I say daily "net" calories because when I can exercise for 30 minutes daily, I MIGHT allow myself to go slightly over the 1,400 calorie limit, but for sure not over 1,500 cals.

Shad - You're right about getting my head in the right place. And I think that's why I was feeling so overwhelmed and pressured about signing up for WW (since today is the sign up day), and I felt like if I chose not to SIGN up then I was just GIVING up. Your idea about fresh and raw sounds great. I'm all for less cooking. :rofl:

Melli - I hope you had a fun trip to WalMart and found some good bargains!

Lots of love, hugs and appreciation to all,

happy2bme
03-17-2011, 01:32 PM
Ah Michelle - I'm so delighted that you have found something that is completely acceptable to you :hug: And it sounds like a good plan. A couple of years back when the chiropractor screwed me up so badly and I was twisted and in terrible pain all the time (and unbenowest to me - going twice a week to reinforce that pain with adjustments that made me worse instead of better) - I got to a point where I truly understood how having some bumps in the road can really knock you down. And it's hard to talk yourself out of those moments. I love the idea that you can meet with a coach to help you through this. Please share any good ideas with us! I understand also about counting calories. I thought points were on a bigger scale and I can do this but calories - that's SO TEDIOUS!!! Especially since I like to eat different things all the time. The calorie counters I know who were successful basically ate the same stuff over and over again. And I like fresh stuff, not packaged so you have to figure calories all over again. BUT then I stopped myself. Maybe I was looking for an excuse not to do it. I remember in WW - they said to compile a list of 1 and 2 point foods to build your meals around. Maybe it's the same thing with calories. Look up some basic fruits and vegetables, know your portion sizes and work from there. Ok whew not so bad after all :rofl: I am totally with you girl and as for me beating you on exercise, I think not. Right now I'm doing nothing so anything is an improvement! :D

Just got called to look at an emergency fix at work. Will check back later...

MELODY525
03-17-2011, 02:24 PM
MICHELLE....THAT'S NOT GVING UP. IT'S GETTING WISE THAT YOU DON'T NEED TO SPEND MONEY ON SOMETHING WE REALLY ALL KNOW HOW TO DO. IN THE END, IT'S CALORIES IN AND CLAORIES OUT. WITH SOME FORM OF EXERCISE IN T=BETWEEN. EVEN IF IT'S A SHORT WALK, OR PEDALING, SWIMMING OR STRETCHING. YOU'LL GET THERE WITH YOUR DETERMINATION AND THE BETTER WEATHER COMING. :hug: GIVE THE BODY A CHANCE TO CATCH UP AFTER BEING DOWN FOR SO LONG A TIME. BEEN A TOUGH WINTER FOR YOU MY LITTLE CHICK. :hug:




CEEJAY....GLAD YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE THERE. HOPE THE DR APPT WENT OK. HOW ARE THE NEW SINUS MEDS YOU BOUGHT WORKING?? JUST CURIOUS!!! I WAS THINKING OF TRYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT.



ANNIE....GOOOO DEEEVA!!! ROFLMYAZZOFF :rofl: ;rofl: I WAS HYSTERICAL LAUGHING. IT JUST STRUCK ME FUNNY. OMGTOO CUTE. I LOOKED FOR BELLA'S GOODIES BUT NO DICE!! MAYBE NEXT TIME:lol3: I'M WITH YOU ON GETTING OUTSIDE AND GETTING SOME FUN & SUN CHEER ME UP TIME!!! :sunny: WE BOTH NEED "CHEERFUL" RIGHT ABOUT NOW MY FRIEND:hug:



HAPPY....I LOOKED AT THE FLAT BELLY DIET ABVOUT A YEAR OR MORE AG. A FRIEND WAS DOINGIT AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A VER SENSIBLE PLAN. SHE DIDN'T DO THE JUMP START THING EITHER AND L;OST WEIGHT. I WAS GOING TO MAKE THE SASSY WATER AND THEN FORGOT ALL ABOUT THE PLAN TILL YOU MENTIONED IT THE OTHER DAY. THANKS FOR THE REMINDER. I ALSO READ PART OF THE BOOK I BORROWED FROM THE LIBRARY....OR WAS IT 2 BOOKS?! I FORGET NOW!! YOU HAVE ALL THE RIGHT IN THE WORLD TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOUR NEW PLANS & NEW HOME. YOU BOTH WORKED VERY HARD FOR THIS! DO ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF IT REGUARDLESS OF THE NEWS ON TV. :hug: I AM EXCITED FOR YOU!!:cheer3:



SHAD.....DID YOU CATCH UP TO US YET??? HOW IS YOUR WEEKEND LOOKING THIS WEEK? I THINK I AM OFF. WAITING TO HEAR SOMETHING FROM ONE OF THE BOSSES ABOUT WORK OUTSIDE?!?!:faint: NOT ME....TOO CHILLY YET FOR SITTING THERE:brr: I THINK I CAN CALL ABOUT 3:30 ON MY SATURDAY. GOT PLANS FOR YOUR SUNDAY MORNING???



LAURA....HOPE THE EKG WENT WELL AND LOOK AT YOU WITH THE BE!! GO LAURA. I FIND I AM STARVING AT 4:00 WHEN THE OFFICE IS CLOSING. I CAN BARERLY MAKE IT UP TO MY APARTMENT TO EAT SOME DAYS. I WAS ALWAYS EATING IN THE CAR WHEN I WORKED. BREAKFAST IN THE CAR IN THE AM AND SNACKING COMING HOME:rofl: BUT THOSE WERE THE DAYS WHEN I WAS SKINNY :belly:



:wave: WAVING HELLO TO ALL OF YOU. HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT DAY.
I WENT TO WALMARTS BUT DIDN'T REALLY ENJOY THE TRIP THE WAY I USUALLY DO. SOMETHING JUST DOESN'T FEEL "RIGHT" TO ME. NOT SURE WHAT IT IS BUT SOMETHING IS WRONG. FEELING VERY "DEFLATED". IT'S TIME TO BEGIN SCHEDULING SOME DR APPTS FOR THE UPCOMING MONTHS. I HAVEN'T BEEN OUT TO THESE DRS IN ABOUT 3 YRS I THINK....COULD BE LONGER. MAYBE I JUST NEED A GOOD DOSE OF GERITOL TO GET ME GOING AGAIN:rofl: :rofl:
ONE MORE HOUSING MEETING ON TUESDAY AND THEN NONE FOR ABOUT A MONTH I HOPE :crossed: iT'S ALL ABOUT A NEW BUILDING & HIRING CONTRACTORS. THANK GOD I ONLY HAVE TO VOTE ON ISSUES AND NOT MANAGE THEM:dance: I AM SURPRISED THEY HAVEN'T FOUND A WAY TO "GET ME THERE" BY NOW!
I NEED A HOT SHOWER, SOME FOOD & REST SO OFF I GO. HAVE A GREAT NIGHT. :cloud9:

MELODY525
03-17-2011, 02:25 PM
SORRY ABOUT ALL THE TYPOS....I SEE A MILLION OF THEM AND TOO WEARY TO FIX THEM :rofl:


AND I ALMOST FORGOT............
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HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!

diyana
03-17-2011, 02:54 PM
Happy - As for the chiropractor, I had a similar experience. I used to see one to help with neck alignments for the treatment/prevention of migraines. I'd go in with a migraine, feel better once adjusted, then 1/2 hour later, I'd be in pain again. I feel like I have been knocked down...and it's hard to keep this girl down, but that's where the prednisone did it's number on my emotions/attitude. I'm looking forward to the one on one assistance that the coach will provide. As for the calorie counting...I've been looking at some of the free ones online, including FitDay, SparkPeople and one I just found today My Fitness Pal. Of the 3, My Fitness Pal has LOTS of different foods in its database, even some unusual brands, which is great. And the database is easily searchable.

Mel - Thanks for the kind words that I'm getting wise to not spend money on stuff I already know. DH and I were talking about it last night, and he really helped sway my decision. He asked me what could I learn from Weight Watchers that I don't know already. I said, well the points are calculated differently. But in the grand scheme of things...my brain knows what to do. Calories in versus calories out, like you said. It's just getting my heart and body to follow. It has been a tough winter for me and lots of us. But Spring is just around the corner! :woohoo: I'm so sorry that WalMart wasn't fun for you and you're not feeling "right". I hope you get in to see the docs soon and they get you feelin' up and at 'em again soon. Have a nice, relaxing evening.

Less than two hours 'till time to go home. It's been a really stressful day at work, and I am SO looking forward to relaxing! And I'm thrilled to be working from home tomorrow, which means I can sleep in until 6:15 or so...just so long as I have enough time to stumble out of bed and turn on the laptop before 6:30!!

Laura705
03-17-2011, 03:01 PM
Michelle - I have the My Fitness Pal app on my iPhone and it is very easy to use!

diyana
03-17-2011, 03:19 PM
Laura - That's good to know, as I just installed it on my Android phone...and it seems to sync up to the data I entered online today just fine. :)

Shad
03-17-2011, 04:59 PM
Morning all,
Get these done before the office wallahs come beating down the door. Hey man, I was actually employed as an instructional designer not a tester! Hey man, why am I fixing your typos and grammar in a document you HAVE ALREADY distributed to the bigwigs upstairs? Hey man, why do I have to do a 5 min dissertation on what I have been doing all day with testing when really man, who the **** cares - they are only worried about their own.

All that aside, I am actually enjoying this job - believe it or not. They are mostly fun - and I have scored the best team I think, compared to what the other trainers seem to have to put up with.

Anyway - can't do a lot of personals, so forgive me for that.

Mel - hope the 'it's not right' feeling goes away real soon. Sorry you didn't enjoy Walmart. Never mind - you can always stay at home and play with your toys!!! :rofl:

Michelle - Now you are getting your head in the real space. Try to find a recipe book which has already counted the calories for you - all you have to do is find the ingredients - and if you work your shopping list right, and plan the weekly menu you can group together things that need the same ingredients - green leafy veg don't last too long in the fridge unless you grow them yourself. Speaking of which I had my first home grown tomato this morning. Oh yummmmm. :love:

Happy - be happy, haven't you worked long and hard for this move. Haven't you spent some years doing things you hate just to get to this point?
Don't make me come down there :rollpin:

Hi to Laura :wave: Ceejay :wave: Ellen :wave: and our Annie :wave: :wave: I'll try to get back to you all later. Mean time it is Friday morning over here and a whole weekend in front of me. Yeee haa

ceejay52
03-17-2011, 06:50 PM
I've had a busy day. The doctor's appointment went fine. Since the ENT was doing surgery this morning I saw the Nurse Practioner. She reminded me a lot of the ENT. So I know she's been in training. I had a very good exam. I've been diagnosed with another ear infection and a sinus infection. They want to schedule a CT scan for next week. I haven't heard back from that today. She gave me steroids and leviquan. I picked up the steroids today at the pharmacy but my insurance will not pay for the leviquan. I'll have to wait until the ent/nurse practioner calls in something else.

I also stopped by the uncles to pick up my computer.

Michelle
I'm glad you are feeling more at ease and decided to go with calorie counting and using the diet coach. That's basically what i need to do especially with the coach.

Mel
I decided to wait on the otc meds until I went to the ENT. Once the infection is cleared up I can do something else. I'll let you know. I've used the AllegraD before and it was good. Hope you get out of your slump soon. Get outside and get some sunshine.

Happy
I'm really excited for you for your move to the Northern. How did the dentist appointment go?

Laura, Annie, and Ellen :wave:

MELODY525
03-18-2011, 07:48 AM
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HAPPY FRIDAY LADIES OF THE WORLD!
I JUST NEED TO RUN DOWNSTAIRS TO GET A FEW THINGS STRAIGHTENED OUT FOR THE WEEKEND AND THEN I AM DONE FOR THE DAY. :beach: IT'S BEEN QUIET HERE AND GUESS I SHOULDN'T BRAG. AT LEAST WE GOT ONE DAY OF FULL SUNSHINE YESTERDAY BEFORE THE RAINS. :rain: WE'RE INTO APRIL SHOWERS already! :rofl:
HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:



SHAD.... I THINK I AM SUPPOSED TO CALL AT 4:30 OR 5 NOW WE ARE ON DST HERE?!?!? AFTER ALL THESE FRASSING YEARS YOU WOULD THINK I COULD GET THIS RIGHT.. YOU DIDN'T SAY IF SUNDAY IS OK FOR YOU? MAYBE YOU WANT TO SLEEP IN A BIT WITH ALL THAT WORK. GLAD YOUR TEAM IS WORKINGOUT AND YOU LIKE THE JOB. PLAYING WITH TOYS WILL BE NEXT WEEK OR THE WEEK AFTER:dance: I CAN'T WAIT!! THE OFFICE WILL NEVER SEE ME!!



MICHELLE....ALL GOOD CHOICES YOU'RE MAKING. I ACTUALLY HAD WOIRKED MYSELF UP INTO A FRENZY OVER LACK OF WEIGHTLOSS AND 10 MILLION PLANS I HAD LOOKED UP, BOUGHT BOOKS, GOT FROM THE LIBRARY OR PEOPLE FAXEED ME. NEXT THING I KNOW I HAD AN ANXIETY LEVEL OF A BAD EARTHQUAKE!! SO RELAX AND DO THE HEALTHY THING. :hug:



CEEJAY....GLAD YOU GOT A GOOD NURSE & I HOPE THE NEW MEDS WORK. I WAS SORRY TO READ ABOUT ANOTHER SINUS INFECTION. PROBABLY ALL THOSE CHEMICALS AT WORK IRRITATING YOUR POOR NASAL PASSAGES. :hug: HOPE YOU WILL BE FEEING BETTER SOON. EARS ARE NO FUN WHEN THEY HURT!!:cry:
I FORGOT YOU SAID THE ALLEGRA WITH THE "D". I CAN'T TAKE ANYTHING WITH THE "D" ON THE LABEL....MAKES ME FEEL CRAZY IN THE HEAD AND A WHOLE OTHER SET OF BAD REACTIONS:crazy: MAYBE I BETTER STICK WITH THE ZYRTEC:rofl:

diyana
03-18-2011, 09:00 AM
Happy Friday ladies -

I am SOOOO thrilled it's Friday. I'm working from home. The doggies are out in the yard exploring everything that has been covered by snow for the last 4 months! It's only going to get up to the upper 40s today, not the low 60s of yesterday, but upper 40s still feels great when the sun is out. In fact the only downside to no snow is that we are now in the "mud" season, as I'm sure Annie and Laura can attest to...little muddy doggy footprints tracked in every time we bring them in from outside.

I did well with my calories yesterday, just a smidge over 1,400. At least there was no evening snacking for me. I was SO tired when I got home from work, that I tried to take a nap...but the doggies wouldn't let me sleep. So after dinner, I fell right to sleep while watching TV. I slept from 6:30 last night until 5:30 this morning! It felt GREAT!! I slept so soundly!! And I didn't even wake up with a stiff back like I sometimes get from sleeping so long. I have a bit of a migraine, but I chalk that up to sleeping so long that I got a little dehydrated. So I'm drinking extra water this morning, and I should be good to go in an hour or two. I'm going to WalMart on my lunch hour to pick up prescriptions and a few groceries. I also have to go to the library to get more diabetic cookbooks. I figure those will be healthy recipes with all the nutritional info. :)

I want to thank you all again for your support and advice. :hug:

Shad - I'm really glad you're enjoying the job. It makes such a difference when you have a good team! I'm going to be doing some meal planning today/this weekend while I'm making out my grocery list. The thought of your homegrown tomatoes is making my mouth water. I'll have to wait 'till June or July for the tomatoes I plant to be ready for harvest.

Ceejay - I'm glad the doctor appointment went well. Bummer that your insurance won't cover leviquan. I've heard that is very good for sinus infections. I hope the insurance and the doc can come up with an antibiotic that works as well. Glad that you picked up your computer from your uncles.

Mel - I hope you enjoy a nice quiet day today. Maybe you'll see some more sunshine this weekend so you can get out for a ride. :sunny: I checked out a lot of diet plan books from the library and went into info overload as well. But I'm finding that Bob Harper's "Are You Ready" diet, and the Diabetes DTour diet, along with others, seem to be saying the same things...lean protein, whole grains, veggies, fruits, low-fat/non-fat dairy, and healthy fats. I hope you have a wonderful day and a great weekend, and that you get to enjoy some relaxing time and some sunshine!

I suppose I should get some work done. A big :wave: and :hug: to all!

Love and big hugs,

annie175
03-18-2011, 10:11 AM
Happy Friday and boy am I glad....Have my boob smoosh this afternoon at 2 pm, then free the rest of the day/weekend....NO WORK....

Chelle...so glad you are feeling a bit better, rested, and a good mood....excellent. We got up to 75 yesterday, today's high is 65. I will take that too!

MELLIE...takin' it easy the rest of the weekend is a great thing for you to do. Do not answer phones or doors and hang the sign out...

Shaddie...have a marvy weekend, and if you can't have fun at work, why bother...glad you are actually enjoying the bunk.

Ceejay...hope you have a speedy recovery....remember April is no more sickness in the Worldie world....

Laura...what cha got goin' on this weekend??

Happy....are you still consumed with thoughts of the new house? I would be.

Ellen...you working this weekend?

Baby boy soldier and 2 of his buddies are coming in tonite to go with to watch my bro's band. Didn't tell bro, so he will be surprised. His two buddies practically lived at my house while growing up, it will be good to see them as it has probably been 4 years.

Going to Bed Bath and Beyond before boob smoosh to get a "bed in a bag" ensemble for the spare room...i.e. sissy old room. They are on the clearance shelf for 39 bucks and I have a 20% off coupon. EXCITED!!

I made spinach lasagna rolls last night to get ready for the troops coming tonight. Those boys eat like horses. Also made a delish tomato salad.

Not much else going on...have a great weekend.

Love and hugs

diyana
03-18-2011, 10:54 AM
Annie - Good luck with the boob squish, and I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend! Enjoy the great weather!! Sounds like you'll have a great time with your son and his friends at your brother's gig! Is your daughter going too? I wish I could see the look on your brother's face when he sees your son! What a great surprise! Have you posted the recipe for the spinach lasagna rolls? They sound delicious!

annie175
03-18-2011, 12:09 PM
Chelle....yes, DD is going to gig also...that makes momma happy when both kidlets are with me......I will post the recipe..have not posted it before. I brought some for Sis and I for lunch...YUM

annie175
03-18-2011, 12:14 PM
Spinach Lasagna Rolls
Servings: 9 • Serving Size: 1 roll • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 6 ww pts
Calories: 224.9 • Fat: 5.1 g • Fiber: 3.4 g • Protein: 13.0 g • Carbs: 31.5

· 9 lasagna noodles, cooked
· 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained
· 15 oz fat free ricotta cheese (I like Polly-o)
· 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
· 1 egg
· salt and fresh pepper
· 32 oz spaghetti (http://weight-watchers-points-recipes.blogspot.com/2009/02/filetto-di-pomodoro-1-ww-pt.html) sauce
· 9 tbsp (about 3 oz) part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, egg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Ladle about 1 cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking dish.

Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry. Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.

Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 tbsp mozzarella cheese. Put foil over baking dish and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts. Makes 9 rolls.
****I also added fresh crushed garlic for added flavor...*****

ceejay52
03-18-2011, 12:45 PM
For some reason I'm not in a talkative mood today.

Have a good day.

happy2bme
03-18-2011, 02:05 PM
Hi all,

I'm going to have to catch up tonight. Get outside and take a sniff of fresh air if you can - I think it's fairly nice for all of us outside today.

diyana
03-18-2011, 02:26 PM
Annie - Thanks for the recipe! Have fun tonight!

Ceejay - I hope everything's okay. Hugs to you, my friend!

Happy - I ran errands at lunch in shorts and a t-shirt. It was a bit cool...high 40s...but since I'm working from home today and that's what I'm wearing...I was too lazy to change. Enjoy the fresh air!

Laura705
03-18-2011, 03:04 PM
TGIF. Day's gotten away from me.

Shad - Glad you're a happy camper at work in spite of it all. Mmmm, homegrown tomatoes. Reminds me, I need to get out and buy some veg seeds for my garden if I'm gonna do seedlings this season. I want to do tomatoes, green beans, cilantro & basil. I really should try some lettuces or maybe spinach??? I think it just might work - we've got Coal around to keep the rabbits at bay.

Ceejay - Sorry to hear you've got another sinus/ear infection!! :( Hope the meds knock it out quickly. I bet you're glad to have your computer back with you. :)

Mel - Hope you're feeling more "right" today. Enjoy the sun while you have it!! :sunny:

Michelle - Sounds like now that you're feeling better your motivation is coming back, and that keeping it simple is the route you're taking. I don't usually research diets, but I'm sure the good (i.e., sensible) ones all propose fresh produce, lean proteins, whole grains and avoiding bad fats & sweets and the refined/processed crap. Wow, you got a lot of sleep last night - and I'm sure your body is thanking you for it today!! :D :D Brrr, not shorts weather for me!

Annie - Hope the mammo is going smoothly and not too painful. Enjoy your weekend. Sounds like a wonderful plan, and chock full of family time! Have fun. Mmmm, lasagna. :hungry:

Hellos to Happy & Ellen! :wave:

Circuit class was good yesterday - and sweaty. Didn't help that I forgot my towel and water, but I survived.

Tomorrow I have a hair appt in the AM and then lunch w/ some HS friends in the afternoon. Should be fun. :) Gonna try and ignore my lazy Sunday morning tendencies and go to an exercise class - I'm trying for 3 cardio per week. Otherwise, no other firm plans. I want to finish sewing my convertible mittens. I would, however, be perfectly content to not have to wear them until December!!! As usual there's laundry and house cleaning and grocery shopping to do. And of course walks with my doggy. :love: Oh yeah, Michelle, I'm very familiar w/ mud season! Paw-wiping towels ready and waiting. :D

Everyone enjoy their weekend!

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

Laura705
03-18-2011, 03:07 PM
Oh, forgot to mention that I still had two days left of vacation carried over from last year and had committed to using it all by the end of the first calendar quarter, so I've scheduled vacation the next two Mondays. 3-day weekend coming up! :carrot:

diyana
03-18-2011, 03:26 PM
Laura - :bravo: for all the exercising!! I'm seeing my physical therapist next week, and I'm hoping to get guidelines as to what I can do at the gym. I've also checked out some TBL workout videos, one of them even has 10 minute workouts...just the thing for me right now. Sounds like very nice weekend plans...and even better that you have Monday off! Enjoy!!!

happy2bme
03-18-2011, 05:07 PM
Laura - enjoy that 3 day weekend!!!! :yay:

Michelle - have you heard anything further from Redballoon? Or you Shad?

ceejay52
03-18-2011, 08:42 PM
Michelle
Wow, shorts and a T shirt. I quit wearing shorts years ago due to the vericose veins. But I'm in short sleeves. I'm loving the warmth.

happy
The fresh air does one good. Makes you feel energized. I'm loving it.

Laura
I wish I had the space for a small garden. However the squirrel's and rabbits would eat every thing.

Mel
Did you get the office work completed and back to resting?

Annie
Enjoy your night out. We all need those.

Shad and Ellen didn't go back to read all the posts. Hope you have had a good day.

I've been working in the closet today. Pulling down all the winter clothes and pulling out the Summer and Spring clothes. Also paid some bills.

Shad
03-19-2011, 12:04 AM
Morning all,
Or rather afternoon. The day is getting away from me. I haven't even really started to sort the house yet. Don't have a huge amount to do but it all takes time and effort when the motivation goes away.

Mel - It would seem that you are at present 14 hours behind us. So 4pm on Saturday your time = 6.00am my time. Any time around or after that is just fine. I will make a trip to the garden centre at some stage tomorrow but it doesn't open until 9.00am. I guess we will be finished by then?

It's pouring down today. Good for the garden. But not good to ripen the tomatoes and I have to keep picking them at the slightly green stage to ensure the bugs don't get all of my fruit. As it is, the grasshoppers and the snails have managed to do a number on my red lettuces. The green ones are doing okay - maybe the buggies are colour prejudgiced - sp??

Michelle - good that you got a good sleep - it does wonders for the soul. Good also for the 1400 calorie day. It's a bore to count continuously but it works. The only other way to count them is to set up all your food for the day and count the calories once. Then you know how much you have to eat for the day. But you also have to be strict because you CAN'T have anything else.

Laura - hope you enjoy your long weekends coming up. Good going on the exercise as well. Maybe I need another dog to take on walks.

Ceejay - you sounded like my mother - don't feel talkative today, I have nothing to say so I will say nothing!

Annie - boob squish ewwwww. Hope you are okay after that. Hope you enjoy the brothers band and the company of the kids.

Happy - I haven't spoken to RedBalloon for a couple of days. She has been on line occasionally but with the blackouts and the shortages in Tokyo, she may be having difficulty getting on. As well as that she was not too well and was stressing out about money. So I'll catch up with her when I can.
I also meant to mention on here (I may have done so but can't remember) that Daichi has heard from his folks in Hokkaido and Chris has heard from Rinko and Tadahishi in Sendai. All is well. My friend Mika's family is in Gifu prefecture, well down the island and are just fine - experiencing shortages and blackouts but just fine.

Nuclear power is a powerful servant, but a very bad master. It appears to have turned on Japan in a big way.

Okay - better go get on with whatever. Maybe nothing but time to get off here.

Shad
03-19-2011, 01:06 AM
Reply to an e-mail I sent to Red Balloon

hi there. was at work (a bit of parttime stuff at the newspaper) just went out for a break and stopped in the apple store in ginza, where i am presently typing on the new MacBook Air!!

I'm OK. Tremors have subsided considerably.
Just hoping the radiation levels stay down.
Trying to keep working and find more work.
Who knows, maybe this will be the jolt (pun applicable!!) I needed to get a move on things.


Thanks for asking!!

Best wishes,

Barbara

MELODY525
03-19-2011, 08:54 AM
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:encore: HAPPY WEEKEND!!:encore:
I ALMOST HAD TO WORK TODAY. A PROGRAM ON THE OFFICE COMPUTER CRASHED AND THE AUDITORS WANTED TO WORK THE ENTIRE WEEKEND. 16 HOURS. WOULD HAVE BEEN A BUMMER CAUSE YOU CANNOT LEAVE THEM ALONE. THEY WORK IN ONE PLACE AND THE INFO IS IN OTHER OFFICES...MEANS ALL ALRMS ARE OFF AND ALL DOORS UNLOCKED. BUT THE BOOKKEEPING CONTRACTOR SAID ABSOLUTELY NOT & I AM NOT ASKING MELODY TO DO THAT:dance: WE KNOW EACH OTHER FROM THE MEETINGS AND A FEW LONG CHATS WITH THE BIG CHEESE. THANKS GOD HE HAS A HEART.

THE KIDS WENT TO THE TRAILER WITH RICHIE'S 2 KIDS. THEY ARE HERE FOR ABOUT 10 DAYS ON SPRING BREAK. EVERYONE IS HAPPY. THEIR MOM BROUGHT THEM HERE AND DUMPED THEM OFF. OH JOY OH JOY. SHE HAS BUSINESS TO TAKE CARE OF UP HERE SOMEWHERE. MY WEEKEND SHOULD BE EVEN QUIETER....THE SENIORS ARE GOING TO A ST. PATRICK'S PARTY TODAY IN ANOTHER BUILDING :broc:

THE TEMP YESTERDAY HIT AN ALL TIME HIGH OF 81....DIDN'T LAST LONG BUT IT GOT UP THERE. ALL WINDOWS OPEN! TODAY I AM FREEZING AGAIN WITH THE CANADIAN FRONT THAT ARRIVED LAST NIGHT AND THE HEAT IS BACK ON
IT WAS GORGEOUS OUTSIDE FRIDAY AND I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT. I WAS IN AND OUT ALL DAY BUT MAINLY WITH BATHROOM WOES. :lol3: BUT LIFE IS GOOD.
HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND.




ANNIE...I WAS THRILLED TO READ THAT YOU HAVE THE WEEKEND OFF:belly: HOPE THE WEATHER IS GOOD THERE AND YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL 2 DAYS OFF:beach: I THINK WE NEED DRINKS BY THE POOL AND SOMEONE TO RUB SUNTAN OIL ON US!:cheers: YUMMO ON THE RECIPE:hun:




LAURA.....MAYBE THE DOGGIE NEEDS CONVERTIBLE BOOTIES!! DID YOU SAY DECEMBER ???:hohoho: HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH THE FRIEND AND HOPE YOUR WEEKEND IS SUNNY AND NICE FOR WALKS. BET THE DOGGIE IS LOVING IT! I HAD A LAUGH AT YOUR POST THE OTHER DAY....WHEN AUDITORS ARE HERE I ONLY HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT OPENING & CLOSING DOORS AND TURNING ALARMS ON & OFF!!:rofl: NOT THE SAME AS YOU THANK GOD!!:hug:




MICHELLE...GLAD TO HEAR YOU GOT SLEEP AND HAD SUCH A GOOD DAY. HOPE EACH DAY GETS BETTER NOW AND WE CAN FINALLY SAY GOODBYE TO THIS COLD WEATHER AND SICKNESS. I FOR ONE WILL BE GLAD TO GET BACK OUTSIDE...REMIND ME I SAID THAT WHEN IT HITS 90 DEGREES :flame: GLAD YOU GOT TO WORK AT HOME TOO.




CEEJAY....WILL THE CAT SCAN BE FOR CHECKING UP ON THE OPERATION? HOPE YOU FEEL MUCH BETTER OVER THE WEEKEND. FELT SO GOOD READING ABOUT YOU GETTING THE SPRIN-SUMMER CLOTHES OUT!!:sunny: HOPE THE STEROIDS ARE WORKING TOO.




HOLD ON A SEC....GOTTA GO TO THE NEXT PAGE OF POSTS

SHAD....THANKS FOR LETTING US KNOW ABOUT REDBALLOON. YES THOSE NUCLEAR PLKANTS ARE SCARY. I WON'T TELL YOU WHAT THE SENIORS ARE SAYIN. I AM SURE YOU CAN GUESS....THEY LOST FATHERS AND VERY YOUNG HUSBANDS IN THE WAR. HATE IS STILL SUPREME. SIGH. THOSE BUGS OF YOURS SURE ARE HUNGRY. FUNNY ABOUT THE GREEN LETTUCE....MY GRANDSON WOULDN'T EAT ANY RED LETTUCES AT ALL. IF IT WASN'T GREEN HE WOULD BACK AWAY AND START YELLING AT ME LIKE I WAS FEEDING HIM POISON! I'LL CHAT WITH YOU LATER.

upswife
03-19-2011, 09:56 AM
just a short note. I am still here, just been very tired and blah feeling. will try to get on and catch up one of these days.

happy2bme
03-19-2011, 10:36 AM
Good morning ladies,

I will try and post but DH is watching some videos online doing some research and it's really hard to try and focus here on what he's doing there. So...

Today is a shopping day. We need to go look at big tractor lawnmowers. DH is hoping to see the one he is interested in rather than looking online. We also have to replace our sleep number bed. DH wants the ones that fold at the head and feet like hospital beds. Cripes those are $6,000. I think NOT. I tried one and actually thought it was uncomfortable. I checked my appointment for my hair and sure enough, it was when we will be out of town closing on the new house. It's very hard to get an appointment with my hairdresser but they said she had an opening for a base color only today late in the afternoon. My roots are starting to show, I certainly could not wait until my next appointment in June. So I'll go there today just for a touch up. No big deal as I want to let my hair grow out a bit anyway. And tomorrow I have to spend some time packing up things to take to the house. So it will be a busy weekend. We did want to go to the Botanic Gardens. It is going to be a lovely weekend temperature wise and the cherry blossoms are in bloom as well as the red buds (my favorite) and the daffodils. Should make for some pretty pics but I forgot we had to do some shopping today so I don't see how we can possibly squeeze that in - the weekends go too fast already.

Mel - it's interesting what you say about the seniors reaction to Japan. I was talking to my sister yesterday and she said my Mom was giving her an earful about the same thing. She just will not let go what happened in the war and has made a generalization that she will NOT give up. Given the fact that she gets more cantankerous and stubborn as each year goes by all you can do is let her rant and turn a deaf ear. I feel sorry for you having a building full of them. Yay for the bookkeeping contractor sticking up for you. No way could you have suffered through such a long day. Hope things stay quiet for you. I am very sorry about your loss of income :hug: Hopefully something will come to replace it. Keep the faith.

Shad - thank you for the update on Redballoon. So much suffering going on over there and the scare of the radiation. You know the goverment is keeping things under wraps because they do not want to cause wide spread panic. I can't imagine how difficult it must be for those poor people in shelters in winter cold with no heat! I saw that the U.S. dropped of a batch of powdered milk and I thought - DUH! isn't there a water shortage right now. So what good does powdered milk do? Would be better off dropping the miltary meals ready to eat tins but then again that would really be foreign food to those folks and would probably make them even sicker. I cannnot imagine such destruction - it's horrific looking at the destruction of the tsunami. Imagine your life racing by in a flood of water. Will take alot of effort to rebuild but I also am amazed as are many at the quiet spirit of the people. Unlike what you'd see here in the U.S. there are no riots, theft, stealing and pillaging and sitting and waiting for someone to rescue them. Instead they set to the tasks at hand and make due even when they are not getting the supplies they desperately need.

Glad to hear Shad that your friends and acquaintances have all been able to get in contact with their loved ones. That must be a very big worry not knowing the fate of people.

Ceejay - I don't wear shorts either. At least not in public. And I think we have the most destructive squirrels down here. They are more polite up north :rofl: Spring is in full swing down here :yay: Nice weather and sneezy noses :lol:

Laura - enjoy your long weekend. Sounds like some fun stuff planned.


Annie - have fun at your brother's band gig with the kids.

Michelle - it's amazing what a good sleep can do. Good going on sticking with the calorie counts. I'm sure you will find your groove. Thanks for the tip on Fitness Pal.

Ellen - sometimes we all have nothing to say because life is just... routine. That's ok. Just go in browse mode.

Ok, gotta run. DH wants to know when I'll be ready and you know how that can get. Actually he's right. If we don't get out of here soon I won't have enough time to get to my hair appointment. Have a good weekend kids.

Laura705
03-19-2011, 11:01 AM
Morning all. Just a quick hello while my dye is setting!

ceejay52
03-19-2011, 12:01 PM
Morning
I had an overnight guest. Not really sure why my neighbor wanted to spend the night. It was no trouble. Put her on the couch. I didn't want to put down the futon. She said she had a headache and her son wasn't home. I'm thinking she may not like to be by herself. I did take her blood pressure which was 158/85, mine was 149/91 Gave her some tylenol for her headache,
She was okay this morning.

It was cold this morning when she left to go back home. Guess Mother Nature is taking full advantage of the last day of winter. Ah, tomorrow is the first day of Spring.

My outing today will be going to Sears and Walmart in Blytheville. I've got one more payment on the washer/dryer. I've been paying that on line but this last time it would not let me.

Mel
The NP wants to check my sinuses to see why I keep getting infections. My primary care doctor say's its the middle turbinate that keeps getting infected. We shall see. Who's fillling in for you today at the office?

Happy
I was curious about those sleep number beds that looked like hospital beds.
That's a lot of money. Have fun shopping today.

Shad,
Have you ever grown tomato's inside. I'm thinking I might try that this year.
At least the squirrel's would eat them.

Ellen
hope you are feeling better. :hug:

Hello to the rest. :wave:

Shad
03-19-2011, 08:01 PM
Morning all,
Having set the world to rights with Mel earlier in the day, I had better report back that you can all go outside and about your daily activities with out fear that the sky is falling in.

Mel - good as always to talk to you. Hope you have fun with the toy in the next couple of weeks. Which is mainly why we were talking on the phone today. I am going to ask my IT man (Robbie) and my IT son (DS2) about the computer in the wheelchair overiding the wireless keyboard. Personally I think it is bunkum, but I can stand corrected. I can be wrong.
I guess I can let the cat out of the bag here. Mel has a new computer - she hasn't got it set up yet, and is waiting for the man (aren't we all) to come and hook up the internet. Good for you Mel. Hope that this one can spell better than the old one. I'm sure she will tell you all about it when she doesn't have to wait 10 minutes for the page to load.
Miracles abound but sometimes you just have to look in unsuspected places.

Happy - Saw about the new toy on Facebook this morning. I'm jealous, but then the amount of grass I have is decreasing daily so it would be wasted here. 6K for a bed?! :faint: I think I might stick with my mattress on the floor for a while yet.
Have you figured out about the cooking classes yet? Maybe you said, I don't remember. I seem to have been a bit out of touch over the past months with this wedding and all.

Mel & Happy - I can sort of understand the senior population going on about how Japan is getting what it deserves - or so they think. It was a long time ago and they certainly got paid back for Pearl Harbour with the bombs dropped over Nagasaki and Hiroshima. I've not been to Nagasaki, but I have been to Hiroshima and to the Peace Park there and the memorial museum. It wasn't pretty and we did that to them. I was lucky enough to talk face to face with one of the survivors of Hiroshima even tho' he was over 80 at the time. Believe me, I felt so guilty over the deprivation and suffering and yet he held no malice. Believed it had to be done to end the war.
Now the Japanese are about to be inflicted with another dose of radiation sickness and I feel so sorry for them.

Laura - hope the dye job worked quickly and you look beautiful again. I guess it must be time for another hairdressing appointment for me. I have no talent to be able to do it for myself.

Ceejay - never grown tomatoes inside. For one I don't have enough room. They can get quite big. At least three of my plants out there are as tall as I am. Also, how do the flowers get pollinated? Do I have to pretend to be a bee? I can however see how it would get rid of the worst of the bugs.

Okay - so I was going to go to the shops this morning for some more plants and some pots for repotting the orchids but it is raining so I won't be working outside I don't think and I need to think about turning over the soil and building it up before planting. I also need to get the rose garden dug over and fertilised, so maybe next week....... Instead I will work on the spider webs and dust bunnies in behind and under the furniture and maybe look at planning out what I might need for re-insulating the ceiling. I'll only be doing it a little at a time as it gets so hot up there - however that might help with the weight problem I guess. All that sweat.
So until tomorrow.

ceejay52
03-20-2011, 09:08 AM
Enjoyed my trip to Blytheville and got my errands ran.
Afterwards I went out to the mighty Mississippi river which is overflowing it's banks at the present. Also got to see a barge.

Shad
Glad you and Mel get to talk once in a while. I thought about you this morning while I was watching the news. Prince William and Kate were in Brisbane.
I, too, am sadden by the fact that Japan is having to endure the after effects of the earthquake, especially the radiation.

Mel
So you have a new toy. Hope you get it up and running soon. Did you get a laptop?

Have a good day

MELODY525
03-20-2011, 09:18 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS
I AM SOOO SLEEPY BUT THE DOORBELL RANG AT 7:30. A WOMAN HAD SET HER SMOKE ALARM OFF BURNING HER TOAST. SHE WAS SO UPSET SHE CAME TO "CONFESS" AND WOKE ME UP!!. :rofl:
YES..... UP LATE LAST NIGHT PLAYING WITH A NEW TOY. TWO DEAR FRIENDS OF MINE BOUGHT ME A NEW DELL COMPUTER. IT'S SO CUTE SITTING THERE ALL BRANDY NEW AND SHINY. THIS HAS BEEN A BIRTHDAY I WILL NEVER FORGET. :hb: AFTER I GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH SHAD, I DECIDED TO GET IT OUT OF THE BOXES AND LET IT BREATHE!!:lol3: THEN I SAW HOW EASY IT WAS TO SET UP EVEN WITHOUT THE INTERNET (I forgot I could do that....roflmao till Shad reminded me)
SO NOW IT SITS ON THE TABLE NEXT TO ME UNTIL THE CABLE GUY COMES. I WAS SICKISH LAST WEEK AND HAD CANCELED THE APPT. MY BATHROOM HAS NO DORR ON IT AND I AM SURE IT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN A VERY PRETTY SIGHT FOR HIM TO WITNESS!:faint:
I HAVE BEEN SO EXCITED I CAN HARDLY SLEEP OR CONCENTRATE. SOON PAGES WILL BE LOADING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT!!! NO MORE TIMING OUT ON GOVT & BANK WEBSITES!! THIS POOR OLD THING HAS BEEN LOSING IT'S "MEMORY" AND SLOWLY FORGETTING HOW TO DO STUFF....MUCH LIKE ME! I AM SURE ANGEL (the office tech) WILL BE THRILLED. HE DIDN'T WANT TO REBUILD THIS ONE. TOLD ME IT WAS TOO COSTLY & NO GUARANTEES. IT WAS RIGHT AFTER THAT WHEN I CAME OUT OF THE LAUNDRY ROOM AND I RAN INTO THE FED EX MAN. HE ASKED IF I WAS MELODY. THERE SAT 2 BOXES WITH DELL PRINTED ON THEM :cb: :carrot: :broc:
I AM THINKING I WILL BE ON CLOUD NINE FOR QUITE AWHILE:cloud9: I AM ALSO STILL VERY SPEECHLESS AND THANKFUL:hug:
I NEED TO GET SOME BREAKFAST & MOVE ABOUT BEFORE I CRAWL BACK INTO BED!!!
HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND:moped:




HAPPY....THE SENIORS WENT ON A RASNT CAUSE THEY HEARD ME TOLL A FRIEND THAT JEN & I HAD DONATED MONEY TO THE RED CROSS....WELLLLLLL.....THAT ABOUT KILLED THEM AND OFF THEY WENT WITH THEIR MOUTHS!:rofl: :rofl: BUT PART OF ME CAN UNDERSTAND CAUSE WHEN WE WITNESSED THE DESTRUCTION OF PEOPLE'S LIVES ON 9/11, I WAS READY TO DROP THE BOMB OVER THERE!! GUT REACTION. HOPE YOU ARE GETTING YOUR STUFF DONE THIS WEEKEND AND YOU MUST BE SO EXCITED GETTING READY TO SIGN THE PAPERS!! I'D BE SCREAMING FROM THE RAFTERS!!:dance:
TRUST ME...I AM KEEPING THE FAITH MONEY WISE. GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO WAIT PATIENTLY. :yoga:
RIGHT AFTER I GOT THAT NEWS OF THE CHECKS....THE IRS IS TELLING ME I MIGHT BE ENTITLED TO $500 OR MORE THIS YEAR DUE TO AN ERROR ON THEIR PART. WAITING FOR THEIR FINAL DECISION. :crossed: I JUST SENT THEM THE PAPER THEY WANTED SIGNED AND FILLED OUT. HAVE FUN WITH THE LAWNMOWER WHEN IT COMES! :drive: AND THE BED:cloud9: I HAVE A HOSPITAL BED AND IT HURTS MY BACK TO BE FOLDED UP LIKE AN UMBRELLA:rofl: :rofl: HOPE YOU CAN DECIDE WHICH ONE WILL BE BEST.




SHAD....I NEVER CALLED MY FRIEND BACK LAST NIGHT. BY THE TIME I GOT DONE IT WAS AFTER 10 PM. SENT HER A TEXT INSTEAD!! ALWAYS GOOD TO TALK TO YOU. THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS TOO. GOD KNOWS I NEEDED THEM:lol3: :lol3: HAPPINESS ABOUND HERE ONCE AGAIN. TOO BAD ABOUT THE RAIN & THE GARDEN SHOP. BE CAREFUL SWEATING OFF THE POUNDS IN THE "ATTIC" SPACE!! DON'T BE FALLING THRU!!!:rollpin: BTW...I TOLD THE SENIORS MUCH OF WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THE WAR ETC. SAD ISN'T IT THAT PEOPLE CAN HOLD ON TO SUCH A GRUDGE AND NOT SEE THE OTHER SIDE OF IT AT ALL. TWO COUNTRIES DEVASTATED FOR MANY YEARS. I THOUGHT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE THE WARS THAT ENDED ALL WARS??? HOW QUICKLY THE WORLD FORGETS.
AS FOR CLEANING...YOU HAD TO SEE THE DUSTBUNNIES BEHIND THE COMPUTER CENTER!!! :rofl: :rofl:



LAURA....LAUGHING AT THE "DYE IS SETTING" POST:lol3: :lol3: HOPE YOU WILL BE LOVING YOUR 2 THREE DAY WEEKENDS! HOW GREAT IS THAT??? ESPECIALLY NOW THE WEATHER IS EASING OFF. ENJOY THE DOWN TIME. :beach:



CEEJAY...I WONDER IF THE DR KNOWS ABOUT THE CHEMICALS YOU USE AT THE PLANT AND ANY SMELLS THEY GIVE OFF WHEN USED. ALSO THERE MUST BE SOME ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE CONTAINERS AS WELL. I WORKED IN A PHOTO PLANT DEVELOPING FILM DAY AFTER DAY AND PRINTING OUT HADN DEVELOPED PICTURES WHILE HUGE MACHINES DEVELOPED OTHERS. WHEN I TOLD THE SINUS DR ABOUT NIT HE SAID THAT WOULD EXPLAIN WHY I HAD SO MANY IRRITANT PROBLEMS. THE NASAL PASSAGES HAD BEEN BURNT. NOW I LOIVE WITH THE RHINITIS.
HOPE THEY CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO HELP YOU. NO ONE IS FILLING IN FOR ME IN THE OFFICE THIS WEEKEND.THE BOOKKEEPING COMPANY CANCELED EVERYTHING. :dance:


ELLEN....HOPE THIS WEEK FINDS YOU FEELINGMUCH BETTER. HANG IN THERE.

MELODY525
03-20-2011, 09:32 AM
Ceejay...good Morning You SneaKer Inner You!! Glad The Trip Went Well. I Got A Desktop As I Have Some Problems With The Smaller Laptop. Both Eyes & Hans Aren't What They Used To Be. I Bet The Mighty Mississippi Must Be A Site To Behold In Person! Beautiful Day Down There?? You Got A Lot Done Already And So Early!

happy2bme
03-20-2011, 12:53 PM
Good morning ladies (while there is still a bit left of it). I guess I had a me afternoon yesterday. Got my hair freshly colored. Asked my stylist "how gray am I". She said about 50 percent on the top, about 20 percent in the back. :cry: Easy to ignore it when you don't see it. Afterwards I trekked over to the salon - needed a pedicure badly. Not too fond of the toe color - a bronze of sorts - but I picked it. I generally stay in the pinks and reds and occasional light orange. But once in a while I pick and off color to be different and I never like it. When will I learn? While I was there I also got my eyebrows waxed. When DH and I were at the mall earlier they have a new shop where the Indian girls do the threading. I have always wanted to try that but there were too many people sitting in chairs waiting. So I had the nail salon girl wax the brows. She does a very nice job. So now I'm all spiffy and no where to go but stay home and clean house! :rofl: We decided to hold off on the bed for now - even with the discounts it still came to $4500 - most of the money is for the base which allows you to ellevate the feet and head. DH thinks it would help his back issues. I did like the slight incline - I think it would help with sinus and snoring too - not too elevated but slightly and it's easier if the mattress tilts instead of using pillows. Just can't justify that crazy price. :dizzy:

DH just came in from out back and said the azaleas are budding. :yay: We really need to get out there and do some yard trimming. I need to borrow Annie and Shad for 2 weeks. :lol: It's absolutely gorgeous out there - I have all the doors and windows open.

Mel -I'm so excited about your new computer :carrot: How nice was that of your friends to take care of you? I hope you zoom faster than blazes loading those pages. Just don't trip on the cords. You so very much deserve a nice surprise like that.

I talked to my Mom last night. She didn't really take off on the rant about the Japanese - her memories are of the torture of the soldiers and she was also not fond of them buying up practically all the property of her beloved Hawaii back in the 80's. She also remembers some arrogance on their part when she visited there last as if it was Japan and not part of the USA. So I can't blame her for her feelings. She did say she felt badly for the people who lost everything in the villages and for those who might be doused with radiation. She did not however understand why we were sending money over there when she thought that Japan was the world's 3rd wealthiest country. I explained to her the donations were not to Japan itself, but to rescue and emergency response organizations like the Red Cross (another place that will set her off by the way :rolleyes: ) that were out there sending people and supplies to help out. She was ok, she knows not to go off on a rant to me, unlike my sister who just listens and lets her go off. :lol:

Ceejay - I have seen warnings about the river flooding but we are completely across town so I haven't taken note of it. I'll bet it's something to see. I remember how bad it was up north along the Iowa Illinois border a long time ago. Glad you had a good trip and it was nice of you to comfort your neighbor.

Shad - regarding the cooking classes - we might wait until later this year to take them again although with us travelling up north periodically throughout the year now, it probably won't work with the schedules we'll have. Too bad, because both of us were very interested in them. We can always take some single classes but the university series gave you 2 extra classes for the price I think. One of the things I want for the new house is a small greenhouse. With the short growing season I was thinking of starting seedlings ahead of time. Then I was thinking - maybe I can extend the growing season by growing tomatoes in pots in the greenhouse. It wasn't until you said "how do they get pollinated" that I went DUH, she's right! :lol: Guess another good idea that seemed like it would work! The new tractor is an automatic shift so when we come over we can all have a spin on it. If you come in winter we will even let you use the snowblower and plow :lol3: Fat chance of that happening, right? Do you have the blow in or the rolled insulation in the attic? I would wait until the cooler winter to tackle that job!

Well apparently you can grow tomatoes in a greenhouse - just takes more effort than garden planting. Here I go flitting again!

Laura - hope your color turned out nice and do some fun stuff on your long weekend - it can't all be work!

Annie - sounded like you had a fun Saturday night. Are you off today too?

Michelle- how are things going for you this weekend? I don't recall if you've posted on FB yet.

Ellen - Right now I have a Mt. Washmore to rival yours. Last one done is a rotten egg :rofl:

I need to get off this computer and get busy - have a good Sunday all.

ceejay52
03-20-2011, 01:44 PM
Mel
The one thing I like about Dell computers is that they are color coded.
I have often wondered about the chemical's we use at work. I think I'll mention it Thursday. It's kinda funny cause here at work we have and HP and Dell sitting side by side.

Shad
Hadn't thought about the pollination! Sure don't want bee's in the house.

Happy
Sounds like you had a good day.I'm thinking very seriously about getting highlight's in my hair in April. My hair is almost 40% gray. If it's pretty next week end I'm working in the yard.

Shad
03-20-2011, 04:56 PM
Morning all,
There has to be a way to pollinate in a greenhouse without using bees since so many countries use the method to get year round tomatoes. I have no idea what it is and since I can get 4 crops a year outside and only one with the worst of the bugs, then I don't know that I care that much.

Back to work Monday again. I am sitting here in the office all alone and thinking of what I want to achieve today. Much as I like my job, I really don't want to be here. Once I get off here it will be back to the testing again. I want to see it finished so I can get on with my real job.

Ceejay - Prince William is here. Kate is not. I believe she will be coming down here during their honeymoon as William is a rugby fan and wants to see some of the World Cup in NZ. But Wills is here - he held a cocktail party last night for several hundred people @ $500 a head. Proceeds to the Disaster Relief Fund for the floods. I didn't go. Too tired after sorting out the dust bunnies, making lunches for the week and doing another round of washing that was threatening to spill out of the laundry.

Mel - calm down or you will break out in measles or something. The seniors will always go on about the war..... as far as they are concerned 9/11 didn't really exist and certainly doesn't compete. Memories are much more pleasant the further away they are - didn't you know.
The thing about all this - Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Fukushima - that bugs me the most? It was a New Zealander that caused all this!!! If old Ernie Rutherford had never split the atom in the first place, we wouldn't be in the situation we are in now. Maybe he didn't stop and think of the consequences :rofl:

Happy - I'll happily drive the lawn mower around and rip up your garden and mow down the trees and beat up the doormat and give the carpet a haircut. No problem. Just let me at it. I'm replacing the blown in stuff with the green batts - comes in bags - a bit at a time. The blown in stuff has been there 20 odd years and we found out when the builders were here that it is no longer fire proof or fire ******ant. So replaced it will be but only a bit at a time. At the same time I want to put some timber on top of it and use it for storage of stuff that we need but don't use very often - family stuff, papers, etc. Just have to make sure the boxes are ant proof, cockroach proof and all that stuff. Trying hard not to fall through the ceiling.

Okay - better get off and go do some testing. See what the system will throw up in my face today.

annie175
03-20-2011, 05:16 PM
Good Afternoon.....What a marvy weekend.

DS and two buddies and DD came to Bro's band gig. What fun and both my babies in my presence....perfect....THEN....Baby boy and buds wanted to go downtown...are you kidding...we closed down the town at 3 am...then mom, let's do breakfast....geez oh Pete...we didn't get home till 5 am....I am TOO OLD for that crap. Slept till 11 then got up with the boys...hey mom, how about a home cooked meal...OMG...barely surviving last night...but did it anyway....Meatloaf, baked potatos, corn muffins, mac n cheese, mixed veggies....BB and buds didn't leave til 5pm. with leftovers in tow...Had an 8 o'clock date for movies....the Matt Damon movie..Adjustment Bureau..I think it was dumb, and all about running and chasing...no real story...boring...claimed tired and went home after movie, was home at 10 pm from date....the date didn't work out as he was not at all like I thought...nuff said about that, as I am NOT going to settle for less than what I want....yes, I may be single the rest of my life, but it will be HAPPY.

Loafed around most of the morning today, then made Peanut Butter Chip/Chocolate-Carmel Swirl brownies....took some by CVS as I always share to get rid of things....got a package for baby girl too. Came home and swept, mopped and dusted while watching the NASCAR race.....great afternoon.

That's it for me...no personals...just don't really feel like it....have a great evening/morning. Chat more tomorrow...

Love and Hugs...

happy2bme
03-21-2011, 08:17 AM
Good morning all,

Woke up with a big ole earache and a bit of a sore throat on that side. I'd better not be getting sick is all I can say. :mad: I did have to put the air conditioning on last night. It was over 80 degrees upstairs and although I had the ceiling fans on and windows opened all day, there was no cooling the upstairs off. The a/c could be bothering my head.

I got some stuff done yesterday. Went through a couple of cabinets and starting putting together stuff to take up to the new house. The cabinets are emptying out which makes DH happy. Less cabinets in the new kitchen so I'll have to think carefully how to arrange them. Could use a pantry - I'm surprised with all the little extras in the house that they don't have a guest coat closet on the main floor and a kitchen pantry.

Annie - maybe finding a guy is like getting a house. You start out with one picture in your head and eventually through sampling you find something that will suit you. At least you're finding someone to date - if you believe what you see and read it seems every guy today thinks he's entitled to a 20 year old not matter what he looks like or how old he is :lol: Society has gotten very superficial and I don't know why.

Shad - I read 2 articles about greenhouse tomatoes. Neither said anything about pollinating which doesn't make sense. Instead they talk about fussing with the soil since tomatoes are so prone to pests and diseases that leach into the soil. And... I picked up some tomatoes at the store last week - vine ripened they say and they were quite tasty. I looked at the tag on the vine and much to my surprise they were from NEW ZEALAND! Not fancy tomatoes, just regular ones in the bin. I thought gee that's a far way to send produce. I think after the floods that they'd be sending it to Australia instead but then again, if it's your growing season, perhaps you all have enough of your own right now. But they did taste good :lol:

Ceejay - I like highlights and lowlights (darker streaks). I think it looks better with some tones in the hair. Not too much - just enough to catch the light. Go for it!

Time to get on up out of here. The washer repair man is supposed to come back. My washer leaks a tiny bit on some cycles that put more water in the tub. They can't seem to fix it. I Googled it and sure enough, a steady stream of complaints about this problem and the inability to fix it. They just don't make things to last any more :no: :no: This washer is only about 3 years old. I guess I could avoid using the sheets and towels cycle. And it doesn't really leak that much - about 2 spoons of water. I'm sure it's just over splash or something but this was an expensive washer. It should work properly for at least 20 years. Yeah, right huh :rofl:

Good morning to the Worldlies, I need to get off now - catch up with you at lunch. :wave:

MELODY525
03-21-2011, 08:48 AM
:rain:GOOD MORNING CHICKS:rain:
BLUSTERY & RAINY. NOT A NICE WEEK COMING OUR WAY. SNOW SHOWERS FOR WED & THURS. :faint: JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO COME OUT OF THE HOUSE:rofl:
I AM ON THE MOVE THIS MORNING. REPORTS & SOME PROBS IN ANOTHER BLDG. HOW DID THIS MAKE IT MY PROBLEM? NOT SURE BUT I HAVE THE ANSWER SO I'M GOING DOWN.
YESTERDAY WAS QUIET AND ALL I DID WAS WATCH TV! I CANNOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE WEEKEND. JUST ALL MINOR STUFF AND A FEW CLOGGED TOILETS. JOHN SAYS HE'S GOING TO MAKE TAKING STOOL SOFTENERS MADATORY IN HERE :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!:moped:



HAPPY.....I LOVE THAT SO MUCH IS BLOOMING DOWN YOUR WAY. MUST GIVE YOU THAT WARM FEELING INSIDE TO SEE BUDS AND BLOOMS EVERYWHERE.
THANKS FOR THE GOOD THOUGHTS. I AM FEELING VERY SPECIAL AND HAPPY RIGHT NOW:hug: HOPE YOU AND YOUR TOE COLOR MAKE FRIENDS THIS WEEK! :rofl: AS FOR GREENHOUSES...TONS OF OUR VEGGIES ETC COMES FROM GREENHOUSES SO THERE MUST BE A WAY TO DO THAT NO???? BESIDES, I HAVE KNOWN PEOPLE WHO GROW THEM ON SCREENED IN BALCONIES AND PORCHES IN POTS. BUT I'M NO GARDENER!!



SHAD......I DON'T WANT TO GET MEASLEY THINGS SO I BEST CALM DOWN. I NOW HAVE YELLOW TULIPS ON THE SCREEN AND BUBBLES AS A SCREENSAVER. IT'S SOOOO CUTE! HUGE BUBBLES JUST FLOATING AROUND! HOPE THE WEEK AT WORK GOES WELL AND YOU STILL LIKE THE JOB. BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I HEARD YOU SAY THAT! I WAS GLAD TO REPORT TO JEN THAT SUNDAY WAS FEELING OK. :hug: YOU MADE ME LAUGH ABOUT SPLITTING THE ATOM...WHO'D A THUNK IT!!! :rofl:



ANNIE....WELL YOU CERTAINLY HAD A VERY FULL WEEKEND LASSIE. HOPE YOU ARE RECOVERED AND HAVE AN EASY WEEK!!!:hug:

ceejay52
03-21-2011, 09:48 AM
Annie
I'm so glad you got to enjoy time with your family this week end. A night out on the town is well worth it for thtat reason.

Happy
I have an ear infection. Hope you are not getting one too. Empty cabinets always make me happy. Less stuff to use.

Shad
Oops, miss read my news story on Prince William.

Mel
Glad your week end was quiet.

Feel like I'm on the road to recovery concerning the sinus and ear infection. I still have some drainage but not as bad. The steriod pack is doing the doing the trick.
I just hear on the radio that the chemical truck is on it's way. Need to go down stairs.

diyana
03-21-2011, 10:51 AM
Happy Monday everyone -

Sorry for not checking in on the weekend...after having to work Friday night and Saturday morning for report implementation, and since my website work that I planned to do this weekend kind of fizzled out, I decided to spend the rest of Saturday and all of Sunday away from the computer.

Saturday, I went to a meeting with a Herbalife distributor that I met through a mutual friend. This distributor is starting a "weight loss challenge". By sitting in on the meeting, I learned that the weight loss challenges are how they attract new customers. No surprise there. Even though challenge participants aren't required to use Herbalife products, it sort of skews the odds when the majority of the participants are using meal replacement shakes twice a day. So the question is....do I do Herbalife for a few weeks/months to get a jump start on the weight loss? The quick weight and inches lost touted by Herbalife is tempting. Or do I stick with sensible eating/exercising, since that is what I will ultimately be doing long-term anyway? I tried Herbalife in the late 1980s, and I didn't like the way I felt on the products. The products we sampled at the meeting however were pretty good.

After the Herbalife meeting, I went to the Women's Health Fair, which was pretty informative. In one building, the local hospital/medical clinic group had booths with all kinds of information about blood pressure, diabetes, breast health, pre-natal care, etc. While in another building, there were booths with vendors, including chiropractors, massage/spa services, healthy cooking/spices, and even my Zumba instructors. The instructors gave me a big hug and told me how much they missed me, and I told them I missed them too and that I hope to get back to Zumba.

Saturday afternoon, we went to the grocery store, where I purchased lots of fresh fruits and veggies, and items to make quick, easy, and healthy meals. A posted a question on another 3FC thread regarding quick and easy breakfasts that I can either make at home before work or at work, and a suggestion I received was to microwave Egg Beaters with a bit of cheese. So I had that this morning. 1/2 c. Southwestern Egg Beaters that I microwaved for 45 seconds, then stirred, then cooked for another 30 seconds or so. I added 1 Tbsp. of reduced fat shredded mexican blend cheese (cheddar and monterey jack), and served that on a corn tortilla that I heated for 20 seconds in the microwave. Easy peasy and very filling.

Yesterday, I cooked some make ahead meals for DH, did a couple loads of laundry and then alternated between relaxing and cleaning. I'd tidy things up for 1/2 hour, then relax for an hour. Then repeat. My back and lungs were okay with this arrangement. I have a feeling I'll repeating this cleaning/resting routine a lot, but I'm okay with that. I've got to work with what my body will allow. :)

We had LOTS of LOUD thunder and hail storms yesterday/last night. The doggies did NOT like them at all. But the nitrogen in the rain definitely greened up the lawn.

Today, my team is having a pizza lunch (not too healthy), I was hoping to grab a big salad beforehand...so I would only be tempted to have one small piece of pizza. But with all the back to back meetings, there's just no time to get to the cafeteria, much less eat a salad. So I'll eat a string cheese beforehand and do my best with the pizza...maybe have a big salad afterwards if I'm still hungry after my one slice. After work today, I'm meeting with the nutritionist/weight loss coach. When I stepped on the scale this morning, I couldn't believe what I saw...down quite a lot from last week. But I'm not going to change my ticker just yet...I think it's too good to be true...so I'll check for the next couple days.

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Shad - I'm glad that Daichi's family, Mika's family and Chris' friends are all doing well. What a relief! :faint: You are right about the tragedy of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I've seen a few documentaries where they interview survivors of the bombings. One woman was working, and her co-worker that was scheduled to relieve her was running quite late. The woman at work was getting quite annoyed...but it turns out that the tardiness of her co-worker saved her life. When the bomb hit, she was safe, but her co-worker was killed. If her co-worker had been on time, it would've been the other way around. I hope that the radiation from the Fukushima reactors stays contained and that as few people as possible are affected by the radiation sickness. Last week, the planes and passengers of all flights coming into Chicago O'Hare airport from Japan were being screened for radiation. I hope you were able to defeat the spider webs and dust bunnies...I'm going to be doing battle with them over the next two weekends while I get the house ready for DMIL. My challenge is that we have vaulted ceilings in two rooms (living room and family room) and I'm vertically challenged (politically correct term for SHORT). :rofl: I've got dusters with telescoping handles...but I still think I'll need a step ladder.

Mel - I'm so glad the bookkeeper stood up for you and you didn't have to work the entire weekend. How nice that Jen and Richie are spending spring break at the trailer with the kids. Your temps got up to 81 on Friday?! I'm so jealous!! Congrats on the new computer. If we lived closer, I'd send DH over to set it up for you. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that the IRS gives you $500 or more. The sad thing the seniors (and others) who still hold a grudge over WWII and feel like the current tragedy in Japan was somehow deserved, is that they don't realize most of the current victims weren't even alive during WWII, and even those who were, had no say in the actions of their government. Even in the U.S., we live in a democracy...but our government makes foreign policy decisions that not all of us agree with. In short, can't blame citizens for the decisions/actions of their government.

Ellen - I hope you feel better soon.

Happy - Congrats on the new garden tractor! When we bought this house, we got a riding lawnmower for our 1/2 acre yard. It's big enough to tow several yard attachments, but unfortunately it's not big enough to use as a snowplow. I think a "garden tractor" is the minimum size/power for that. Or many of my neighbors hook a snowplow attachment to their ATV. Just something you might want to think about for up north. Other nifty gadgets are the snowthrowers where you sit in them and drive them, or you stand in like a little phone booth type thing while you push the snowthrower...it keeps you out of the wind and keeps the snow from blowing back and hitting you in the face. I'm sure your relatives can offer great suggestions for what works best up there. A $6,000 for a folding sleep number bed? :yikes: DH and I are planning on getting a new bed with our tax return, but I think it will be another standard bed and we'll put our 4" memory foam topper on it. I'm getting a cut/color next week. Still sticking with the blond...I'm way overdue for touching up the roots and covering the gray. How wonderful that the azaleas are budding? I'm going to take a look around and see if any of our spring bulbs have popped up yet. I have seen some robins in the yard...so I guess spring must be here (of course they're saying we might get snow later in the week). :( I hope your earache and sore throat go away quickly. You're already using the A/C?! Wow! Good for you for starting on the kitchen cabinets. I really need to do that too, and I'm not even moving. Lots of stuff in the kitchen cabinets that I could either give away or move down to the basement.

Ceejay - So nice of you to let your neighbor stay the night. Glad you had a nice time in Blytheville!

Annie - I'm so glad you had such a fabulous weekend! Your home cooking sounds so yummy!!! Making me drool. :drool:

I've got a ton of meetings to prepare for this morning...so I'd better get to it.

Love and hugs to all,

Laura705
03-21-2011, 12:01 PM
Morning all. Not doing much yet - just reading a book, ate breakfast, catching up on your posts.

Ceejay - Glad the meds are working on the sinus infection. It would be interesting to hear what your doc says about any impact the chemicals in your workplace have on your sinuses.

Shad - Bf and I have been discussing replacing the insulation in our attic - it's very old and probably not nearly as effective as it used to be. Not too excited about that job - dirty work, especially with fiberglass insulation.

Happy - Hope you're not getting sick - you're way too busy to get sick!! Nice you cleared out some cabinets. I don't have much cabinet space, but I need to think of the things in them that I rarely use - yeh, I could get rid of many things, I'm sure. Your weather sounds wonderful...except having to turn on the AC!! I bet the azaleas will be blooming in no time. In our backyard, I see the daylilies (or maybe the daffs) popping up. I saw some snowdrops on the dogwalk yesterday.

Annie - Sounds like a fun weekend with your family!!! Sorry you didn't like the movie or the date! Better luck next time.

Mel - Congrats on your new computer! Hope you'll enjoy your speedy new internet. :) Glad the weekend was a quiet one for you. Fingers crossed with the possible $500 from Uncle Sam. :crossed:

Ellen - How's it going? Hope you and the family are well. Are your kids on spring break yet? This week is the week for our neighbor's kids who go to parochial school.

Michelle - Sound like you had a busy weekend. Just my quick two cents - I think real food is better than shakes. Your breakfast sounded tasty. :hungry: We had a lot of rain and some thunder yesterday too, and the grass looks a bit greener and the stuff springing out of the ground looks taller too! I hope we don't get any of the white stuff this week. Heck, I'm not thrilled w/ forecast temps in the 30's and 40's - I'm getting spoiled w/ the 50's we've had! Good luck w/ the pizza lunch today.

My weekend was nice enough. Sat. I got my hair color touched up and cut. And this time I had it styled, since I was meeting friends for lunch. Bf's mom drove her car over and before they drove to the dealership to trade it in on the car she's leasing, they swapped out her nearly new battery with the old one in our neighbor's daughter's car. I was worried about the long drive to the dealership because her car's transmission is about to go completely kaput, but the made it okay.

I had a nice lunch w/ my friends - all five of us go back to HS and two of us back to grammar school. More plans have been made, so that's nice. Afterwards, I went to the Lands' End store nearby and found a new spring coat - a trench coat in a pistachio green (per the tag) plaid. I'd already decided I liked it when a store employee came over fawning over how great it looked on me. But I'm glad she came over because I noticed that one of the buckles on the strap around the sleeves at the wrist was missing and she gave me another 20% off. I didn't mind when she even insisted I wear it out of the store, LOL.

It was a nice sunny day, so when I got home I took doggy out for a walk and then opened some windows for a little bit to air out the house. Also washed the kitchen windows while I was at it. Not too much later, bf & his mother got home w/ her new car - a new VW Jetta in a nice metallic toffee brown. Love that new car smell! :D Bf's brother, who's a manager at the dealership, got her an excellent deal on the lease and her trade-in. But I'm still worried - here's a 77 y.o. woman who is taking a part time office job in order to pay for the car because she has no money. What if the job (she just started it TODAY) doesn't work out?? Sigh. Just another sign that we need to live within our means and save, save, save!

Yesterday morning I took a Zumba class - still fast, and I'm still trying to get the steps. But in the meantime, I'm enjoying it and getting a good workout, so I won't complain. Except I did take a spot in the middle row and still had trouble w/ learning the moves that faced the rear of the classroom because all the students who don't know the moves are in the back row - duh. I also did some housecleaning, laundry, and a dog walk yesterday.

Nothing planned today. It started off gloomy, but now it's lightening up. Lots of hammering out back - neighbors are having a big shed built kitty corner to ours. Our little rubbermaid shed is dwarfed by this new shed, LOL. They are now at the shingling stage, so I think they are almost done. Doggy is finally ignoring it after initially giving some half-hearted warning barks.

I might go to a 5:30 exercise class today - it's called cardio fusion. Otherwise, I might go to the library for the book club book. Oh, and I might go to the fabric store for a new pair of buckles for my trench coat. I honestly could just stitch that one strap so it's not dangling and no one would even notice the missing buckle, but I prefer to have the buckle. Besides, the fabric store is near Trader Joe's and I need to pop in there for a few things.

Okay, sounds like I have some of my day set up, so I better get washed and dressed and get to it!

happy2bme
03-21-2011, 01:40 PM
Michelle - my 2 cents regarding Herbalife. Just last week after discussing the Flat Belly Diet you said you felt that you could not do the 4 day jumpstart because it was too restrictive. And it sounds like the Herbalife plan is 2 shakes a day and one meal - not unlike the Special K cereal plan or the Slim Fast Shake plan. So if the Jumpstart with food was too restrictive, then how is eating 2 meals of shakes a day not restrictive? :dizzy: And if you said you did it before and it made you feel a bit ill, why do that again? Perhaps it has soy in it which doesn't agree with everyone. Didn't Mel have some issues with Nutrisystem because of that?

If you want to do the shake route you can easily do it yourself. Freeze portions of bananas, berries in snack bags. Take a single serve container of LF, or plain Greek yogurt, add some Splenda or honey if you need more sweet, a scoop of protein powder and the frozen berries and mix. That gives you the shake with healthy stuff and no added fillers or sugars. One of my former co-workers lost a ridiculous amount of weight (150 - 180 pounds if you believe him) by doing nothing but drinking shakes 3 times a days for months on end and exercising 3 hours a day. Both times as soon as he stopped he ballooned up even worse than when he started. And the second time he started it was not as effective as the first time and he is now again puffed up and I'm willing to bet he has blown his metabolism as well as put his health at risk with severe yo yo dieting. So ... I am not a fan of shakes as meal replacements. A nice cool shake for breakfast on a summer's day maybe, but twice a day :no: :no: I realize with your crazy hours it is hard to find time to pull togther a meal plan. I find it to be true also. I would make up 2 weeks of breakfast options (14 days), same for lunch and maybe 21 dinners and rotate through them. Maybe this means some prep work on Sunday and yes, I too resent the time it takes to plan the meals, shop for them, and cook up the food. That easily takes 1/2 my Sunday.

I remember my personal trainer saying that being fit didn't necesarily mean you were a size 2. Eat clean, measure portions to calories, get a little movement in, drink your water and you should be in a very good place to get to a healthy you. Don't starve those poor lungs of the healing nutrients they need to get nice and pink and dry again!

I've done the Egg Beaters at work too. Still not sure I am comfortable that it cooks them enough in the microwave to kill bacteria but it does seem to set them ok. Or you can make a stratta / quiche ahead of time and bring slices to work. Or sometimes I just make extra scrambled eggs at home and refrisgerate them, then pop some in a container to warm up at work. I also like the Wheat Thins flatbreads crackers with a bit of light cream cheese - I mix dried vegetable flakes in to make a garden vegetable flavor without all the salt of using a dry vegetable soup mix. 3 flatbread crackers with cream cheese and a yogurt or a slice of shaved turkey breast gives me enough lean protein to get me to lunchtime. That's easy to toss in a snack sized baggie and assemble at work. As for pizza, you'll save alot of calories and fat if you just switch to vegetable pizza. Dab the oil off the top if the cheese is kind of greasy.

Your cleaning routine sounds alot like Fly Lady. Do some, rest some, do some. I do that too as a sort of work / reward thing when I'm not feeling particularly motivated and I need to push myself. All that matters is that things get DONE!!!!

Laura - yay on the new coat! I love that Lands End store. Sometimes it's hit or miss but when it's hit you can get some nice stuff. The pistachio color sounds very pretty. I would have to agree with you on BF's Mom taking a risk with the car. Once you sign a lease (and the car loses so much value just driving it off the lot), I don't think she can just go and turn the car in if the job doesn't work out. She might be out a bunch of money for early termination so hopefully things work out. Geez, what kind of part time work do you get at 77? Good for you for sticking with the Zumba. I'm sure in time you will get all the moves just fine.

Mel - I will try and send you some of our sunshine. It really is nice right now but I will also have to send you some of the pollen schmutz because that comes along with the territory. I think it's just going to be a later spring for everyone this year.

Ceejay - hope the antibiotics do their job. I am hoping I don't have an infection too. I'm sure the double whammy of the chemicals and the flowers are doing a number on you. Take your meds and get your rest.

I need to go prepare for a 1pm meeting. Talk to you later. :wave:

diyana
03-21-2011, 03:25 PM
Laura - I'm glad you had a great weekend and are enjoying your day off! Congrats on the great deal on the spring coat! And congrats to your bf's mom on the new car. I hope her income remains steady. I was getting spoiled with the 50 degree temps...and am trying to stay in denial about the possibility of snow this week. The Zumba moves will come in time, and yes, it can be difficult when you face the back of the room where all the folks who don't know the moves are. The most important things in Zumba are keep moving and enjoy the party! :dancer:

Happy - Oh my friend, you know me too well. Yes, two shakes and one meal would be fairly restrictive...and no matter how much I "jazz" up a shake it would get boring after awhile. And while many of the people at the meeting said that it kept them full and satisfied for 4-8 hours, for me it was closer to 2 hours. So I was probably 75% sure that I wouldn't be doing it. I think I was looking at it like some sort of magic pill. I would SO love to snap my fingers and have all my excess weight be gone and be totally healthy. But really, the typical weight loss on the "H" program is 2-3 lbs a week...not much more than eating 1,400 cals. As for my bad previous experience, I told the people there that I felt ill the first time I did it, and they swore up and down that the formulas have improved a lot since then. Thanks for the shakes/smoothies suggestions. I'm not a huge fan of meal replacement shakes either...so why was I even considering Herbalife? :dunno: Goes back to the magic pill concept. Thanks also for the strata/quiche suggestion!! I love what your personal trainer said. It is just as possible to be a very healthy, fit overweight person, as it is to be a very unhealthy, unfit thin person. I really appreciate all your breakfast suggestions!! I did stick to veggie pizza today at lunch. In terms of cleaning, I got some prep work done down in the basement so that shelves are in place for things we want to move down from the kitchen and my DMIL's room.

annie175
03-21-2011, 03:55 PM
Monday, here it is again and man is it dragging. It has been crazy busy. My heiny cannot catch up with my frontie...lol Sam and I walked over to the mall at lunch and I finally got a cover for my phone...They were 2 for 25 or 15 a piece. Since Sis needed one also we split the cost of the 2fer. Of course it is in PINK.

Working tonight at CVS....today starts my 15 day run. I will be tired tomorrow because for some strange reason I woke up at 2:30 and couldn't sleep. Nothing on my mind as we know I do not have one..lol. So instead I watched the rest of the movie Sex and the City, Becker, Wings and early news.....Bella didn't want to get up this morning, probably cause I made her play outside most of the afternoon, that tends to wear her out. Plus she snuck up in my bed and I think she was just a bit too comfortable. I had to have a chat with her about staying in her OWN bed. lol

Happy...so sorry to hear about your earache/headache..drats, get to feeling better. I love pitching and tossing stuff, want me to come help you empty out the place? hehehe You know what they say...whoever they are...NEW HOUSE....NEW BABY..Yikes!!

Ceejay...how ya feeling are the drugs helping any? We are going to have to send you, Happy and Chelle to the infirmary at the commune...Happy, please have DH get our infirmary done first thing are our commune/retirement home.....thanks...lol

MELLIE...we are having sunny and 75 today...then 68 tomorrow, 66 Weds, the a 7 day run of 42/44. Spoil us then take it away from us. Good for you kickin' back and watchin' the tube yesterday. I like days like that but always feel guilty like I should be doing something constructive.

Chelle...never apologize for not posting, we all do what we want/can do, there are no rules here in Worldlie land...except to laugh, enjoy life and of course...adult beverages...hehe Hmmm..Herbalife...I tried it back in 1986, the year after Sam was born...it was expensive and didn't do one stinkin' thing for me. That is just my opinion. I like your 30 mins of cleaning 30 minutes of resting...I can deal with you doing that, but no more than that. Seriously, want me to take vacay and come up and clean a bit for you...I certainly will...I have like 98 hours of vacay at this point and it is just building and building.... Hope you had your willpower of the pizza and didn't pig out.

Laura...Wow you had a busy weekend. Meeting with old friends from our younger days is so much fun. Great deal on the coat. I really need a winter coast but too cheap to buy one,...just trying to hold out for spring/summer/fall. I know now is the time to pick up a winter coat...but would rather go see Bob Seger..haha.

Ellen..how you doing? Are you feeling ok of late?

Better wrap this up and get ready to head out of here.

Love and hugs..

diyana
03-21-2011, 04:08 PM
Annie - Thanks for the offer, but you are working WAY too many days and hours to take a road trip to come up to my house and clean. DMIL arrives in 15 days (and you're working every day between now and then). Plus, I'd be WAY too embarassed for you to see the house in it's current state...after months of back pain followed by a month of bronchitis has led to bear minimun cleaning. I'll get it done, in 30 minute fits and spurts. I am taking this Thursday off and also April 4 off...to allow for plenty of cleaning time. And once the cleaning is done...relaxing time! :) :beach:

Shad
03-21-2011, 05:08 PM
Morning all,
Just a quick blow through this morning. I've a lot to do today and I am determined to get this $%^&*&%$ SIT testing finished. Then maybe I can get on with my real job.

Michelle - I dabbled in Herbalife for a while years back. Yes you can lose weight on it, but it is water weight so whatever is in it contains a large dose of diuretics. I found that that weight loss slowed dramatically after a couple of weeks and I basically just stayed the same after that. Besides which it doesn't teach you to eat properly. It tells you what you must eat for at least 2/3rd of the day. When you get to weight what happens then? You have no idea on how to keep it off.
Short answer - it can work but not for everyone. It is a convenience not a conventional diet, and it can work out expensive. Maybe it is something to consider for a finite length of time - like that first month.

Happy - NZ tomatoes hey? Well they are a long way from home. Our crop farmers are back up and in business and the prices of vege are slowly coming down - apart from bananas. It will take another couple of months for those to start coming back. We are currently getting South Australian tomatoes in the shops - one of two States that weren't affected by flood or fire this summer. Glad to hear that yours are tasty tomatoes. Mine vines are starting to ripen. I picked one yesterday before the birds and bugs found it. I will eat it later in the week. It is still slighty greenish.

Ceejay - hope the ear feels better soon.

Laura - Busy weekend for you. I hope that the car lease works out for the lady. Sounds somewhat dodgy to me. Anything to get rid of the car off the dealers floor hey?

Mel - bubbles and tulips on Fred or Joe? Sounds nice. I've currently got Stonehenge on my work computer. On my laptop, all screensavers are my own photos. Sunday is back to her normal self. She will be okay until the next time she is feeling neglected. At the moment she is just happy that she is home even if she is acting like she is a dog.

Annie - sounds like you had a good weekend. Does the body good to let it all hang out once in a while. I am still trying to get back to the work 3 weekends and go somewhere for the 4th. So many things to do, so little time for the working people.

I'm am trying to work out why the system made *** out of my word. I just worked out that I said r.e.t.a.r.d.ant. I guess we can't use that word any more now either. Okay new word. My insulation no longer has the ability to resist burning the house down. Hope that is clear enough for me to get on with doing the ceiling.

ceejay52
03-21-2011, 05:20 PM
Michelle
I know I get discouraged with the lack of pounds I lose and the lack of exercise I do. I can't get motivated for more than a week at a time with the exercise.
I have that clean for an hour rest for an hour most of the time.

Annie
Pink and purple are my favorite colors.
Yes I think the rx's that the ent's office is working better. They've put me on a higher dosage which is what I need right now.

It's been a beautiful day. I'm enjoygin every minute of it.

ceejay52
03-21-2011, 05:22 PM
Shad
You snuck in on me. Have a good day.

Shad
03-21-2011, 05:26 PM
Ooops - didn't realise there was another page. Oh well later gator

happy2bme
03-22-2011, 12:01 AM
Annie- if I moved up north and found out I was preggers, you would be the first one I'd call. Better get right with the Lord because it WOULD be the second coming considering I was told a long time ago by my doctor that ovaries are resembling very old blueberries by now :rofl:

Shad - I hope your testing went well. Clap the hands, over and done with. Now on to what they REALLY hired me for :rolleyes: I agree with you about the shakes and once done, how do you get used to proper portions and balance and eating real food and all that stuff. Like they say, if there was a magic pill we'd all be thin yet we seem to be getting fluffier and fluffier. I had picked up on your blocked word right off the bat - I guess the filter can't interpret meaning and context.

Well I just checked in on my way to bed. Better get upstairs and tucked in before another hour goes by. Goodnight everyone.

diyana
03-22-2011, 08:19 AM
Happy Tuesday everyone!

Work was stressful yesterday...mostly because I was in meetings nearly all day and didn't get anything done. I'll have to kick it into high gear today to get caught up. But other than that, yesterday was a really good day. I ate within my calorie count despite the pizza I had for lunch. And I had a great meeting with my Nutrition/Wellness Coach. She and I discussed how I'm feeling, both emotionally and physically, and how I can find some acceptance for where I am now and do things that I can do. She's happy I'm doing well with the calorie counting and staying within my daily total, and also with using those calories wisely on nutrient dense filling foods. We talked about how I wish I could physically do whatever I want...and am often frustrated that I can't...and how I need to right now focus on what I can do. What she said was almost identical to what many of you said to me last week, if I can only walk for 5 minutes...then just walk for 5 minutes...a few times a day. Perhaps you all have missed your calling and should be nutritionists/wellness counselors! After my meeting with her was done, I walked down the hall to where the physical therapy area is, and since my PT didn't have a client, I chatted with her for a few minutes. She gave me a list (with diagrams) of core exercises I can do now in advance of my appointment with her tomorrow afternoon, so I went home and did those exercises.

I'm feeling a lot more hopeful...and I think so much of weight loss is all about attitude. What's that quote by Henry Ford, "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." I know that applies to a lot more than weight loss too. And I also know that I'm determined (or just plain stubborn) enough to know that I can do whatever I set (and keep) my mind to.

Thanks, my friends, for all your love and support.

******************

Happy - I thought of you (and Stash to be honest) when I heard on the news today that all the rain we're getting down here today and tomorrow is going to result in approx. 10-12" of snow up north. Yuck! I really hope it all stays as rain down here even if it does mean muddy doggy paws. :lol:

Annie - Congrats on the new pink phone cover! My fave color used to be pink...now it's purple. Of course, my co-workers tease me to no end whenever I wear purple saying that I'm wearing it in honor of Brett Favre and am a closet Vikings fan. UGH! :barf: :nono: Such a bummer that you have to work 15 days straight...please try to rest/relax in your limited amount of free time over the next two weeks.

Shad - I hope you got the S.I.T. done. So frustrating to have to spend your days on tasks that don't get you any closer to meeting your own deadlines. Now that you mention it...Herbalife is probably chock full of diuretics as during the meeting people got up to use the rest room SEVERAL times. I agree with all of you...it's not a good plan long term, and I would probably gain back all the weight (and more). I'm glad to hear that the Aussie farmers are back in business. Too funny that Sunday is acting like a dog.

Ceejay - I hope the meds are helping and that you feel better today.


A big :wave: to all my wonderful friends!

Lots of love and hugs,

MELODY525
03-22-2011, 08:52 AM
:cofdate: GOOD MORNING

TONITE ARE THE MONTHLY MEETINGS INSTEAD OF THURSDAY. SOMEONE IS GOING ON VACATION AND CANNOT BE HERE. YUCK. I HAD TO TURN THE HEAT UP A WEE BIT AND TAKE THE CHILL OFF. YESTERDAY WENT BY SO FAST THAT I GOT NOTHING DONE. SITTING HERE AND CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING TO SAY. MY MIND IS A BLANK. LUCKY YOU! HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:



HAPPY......I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER TODAY:hug: HOW'S THE EARACHE??? IT MUST BE FUN DECIDING WHT TO TAKE AND WHERE TO PUT STUFF IN THE NEW HOUSE. AS MUCH AS I NEVER LIKED MOVING, THE PLANNING PART WAS ALWAYS FUN!



CEEJAY....GLAD TO READ THE MEDS ARE WORKING. I HAVE NEVER HAD THE STEROID PACK . HOPE YOU'LL BE FEELING 100% VERY SOON NOW. :hug:



MICHELLE....I AM NOT A FAN OF ART. SWEETENERS AND/OR JUMPSTARTS. BUT YOU SHOULD DO WHAT YOU FEEL IS RIGHT FOR YOU. BECAUSE IF YOU YOURSELF DON'T "BELIEVE" IN SOMETHING....THEN IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK. MAKING A PLAN AND FOLLOWING IT THRU NO MATTER WHAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT. CONSISTENCY IS THE KEY. (this from someone who consistently eats carbs....LOL) WHEN I DIDN'T MAKE SXCUSES I LOST WEIGHT. I THINK WOMEN AS A WHOLE BELIEVE THE ONLY WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT IS TO BE DRASTIC AND SPEND LOTS OF MONEY DOING IT. WE'VE BEEN BRAINWASHED BY THE EVER GROWING DIETING INDUSTRY AND BILKED OUT OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
I AM TRYINGTO STICK TO WHOLE FOODS (some already cooked by TJ's) AND USING PORTION CONTROL IT ALWAYS AMAZES ME HOW MUCH ONE PORTION ACTUALLY IS:faint: I MUST HAVE BEEN EATING ENOUGH FOR 10 MEN!!:rofl: :rofl: WHATEVER YOU DECIDE...SENDING LOTS OF SUPPORT FOR STRENGTH!!:cheer3:



LAURA....THE STORY OF BF'S DM REMINDED ME OF JEN. I SOLD MY INS POLICY TO GET A DOWNPAYMENT FOR A CAR AND SHE HAD TO QUIT WORK WITHIN A YEAR'S TIME FROM THE SALE. :rofl: NOT THE BEST PLAN I EVER MADE!! HOPE THE WOMAN DOES OK. NICE TO HAVE FRIENDS FOR SO LONG AND MAKE MORE PLANS. GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TIME. HAPPY ZUMBA-ING!! THE COAT SOUNDED VERY NICE....I'VE BEEN BUYING A LOT OF GREEN STUFF ON AND OFF LATELY. DISCOUNTS ARE A GOOD THING:dance: ENJOY IT.



ANNIE....IF MICHELLE DOESN'T ANT TO TAKE YOU UP ON THE OFFER OF CLEANING...THEN I WILL. I AM NOT TO PROUD TO LET YOU SEE THE STATE OF THE APT!:rofl: :rofl: LOTS TO KEEP YOU BUSY HERE AND I'LL WALK BELLA!! GOOD LUCK FOR THE 15 DAYS STINT. SENDING YOU LOTS OF ENERGY HUGS AND THOUGHTS:hug:



SHAD....HOPE THE SIT TESTING WENT OK. I OFTEN WONDER WHAT ANIMALS THINK WHEN THEIR "PARENTS" GO AWAY. GLAD TO HEAR THAT EVERYONE'S FRIENDS & FAMILY ARE DOING OK AND ARE SAFE & SOUND. SCARY TIMES. on my desktop, I HAD ONE OF YOUR FLOWERS ON MY OLD PC TO KEEP SPRING IN MY HEART THRU THE WINTER MONTHS! :rofl:

MELODY525
03-22-2011, 09:01 AM
SHELLEY....FORD SAID IT BETTER THAN I TRIED TO DO BUT HE IS RIGHT. GLAD YOU GOT TO TALK TO SOMEONE AND GET STUFF OFF YOU CHEST. IT'S NOT EASY TO ACCEPT THE PRESENT AND JUST GET ON WITH LIFE.
PLEASE TRY AND REMEMBER.... BY ACCEPTING TODAY'S BODY CONDITION, IT IS NOT GIVING UP ON TOMORROW'S POSSIBILITIES. IT JUST MEANS TAKING ONE DAY AT A TIME. PUT TOMORROW OUT OF YOUR MIND AND JUST PUT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER!
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Laura705
03-22-2011, 11:05 AM
Morning all. Back at work, and not happy about it. I think the rain and gloom today are making it worse than it is.

Happy - Yeh, outlet stores are generally not my thing (well, shopping in general is not my thing), but I'm accustomed to Land's End products, so I pop in there every once in a while. It's convenient to make catalog returns there instead of having to ship a package.

Michelle - Sounds like you had a productive visit w/ the wellness coach. I know you can do this!! If anyone has the drive, it's you!!

Annie - I hope you were able to catch up on your sleep last night - you must have been sooo tired. Be good to yourself during this 15 day run at cvs!

Shad - Hope you get through that testing and can soon get on with doing the work you prefer. Glad the crops are coming back and prices going down - all these disasters have a domino effect.

Ceejay - Glad you're enjoying the weather. It's so nice to have milder temps.

Mel - Hope the meetings go okay tonight. I used to love the color pink, but green is the color I'm drawn to now.

Hi Ellen - Your area has been getting milder temps than the rest of the Chicagoland area - hope you're enjoying it. :)

Not much to report. We went to TJ's yesterday and they had the dog treats Coal likes, so we bought two bags of them. JoAnn's didn't have the buckles, so I'll check out Hobby Lobby & Michael's at some point. If not those, might do some checking online. Not too worried about it. Doesn't seem like the weather will be nice enough this week to wear my new trench coat anyway...

I got to the library last night to pick up the book club selection, but didn't get to the Cardio Fusion exercise class. I'm skipping the movie tonight, so I'll go to a class tonight.

TOM this week. Weight has been up and so has my bp. I'm thinking water retention is to blame for both. Also wondering if the exercising is also causing my muscles to hold water. Time will tell.

Well, nothing else to blather on about, so I better get busy w/ work. I keep getting reminder e-mails from our compliance folks that I need to complete the fire safety online training, so I'll do that so I don't get the reminders all week up til the due date.

Later Worldlies!

annie175
03-22-2011, 11:06 AM
Good Morning....High today 72 but with T Storms coming in by evening....I can handle the rain if it is warm outside. Hi on Thurs will only be 38...dang no wonder everyone is sick.

Chelle...I don't give a hoot what condition your house is in for cleaning....DUH that is why I want to come clean....I love cleaning...and besides...I CAN take vacay days...~smiles~ Funny, my fav color used to be lavender now it has been pink for the past 30 years. Go figure.

SHaddie...that dang report stuff has been giving you the arse of late. Bah humbug. Hope it all works out and you can move on...

Happy....you just might get preggers...you know all this strange stuff going on in the world...before the coming of Christ...lol

MELLIE...guess I could come clean for you too! You would have to back that chair up in the corner cause I fly through the house like a tornado. and you will walk Bella,,ha ha...she would pull you around in that wheelchair....lol

Ceejay...glad you are feeling better.

Not much else going on......hello to the rest of yuns.

Have a marvy day..

Love and Hugs

annie175
03-22-2011, 11:10 AM
Laura...you are the sneaker inner.....what book are you reading for club this time? What movie did you miss? During TOM I could gain anywhere from 2-8 lbs. How funny...I got Hella B her fav cookies/biscuits from Walmart on Sunday...they had them for 3 bucks a bag so I got two...I will have to make a run to Pet Supply Plus here in a few days as she is just about out of dog food...she is so picky. Later, my friend.

annie175
03-22-2011, 11:21 AM
Oh, I had to call the doctor to get my new BP med changed it was causing me all kinds of problems. Sweating, sharp stomach pains, TIREDNESS, additional bathroom issues....and get this CAN MAKE DEPRESSION WORSE...well no wonder I have been an emotional basket case with issues (more than normal). It took be 5 weeks to figure out that it was the BP med. It just dawned on me this morning that as long as I had been having issues was about as long as I had been takeing the med. DUH...blondie..

diyana
03-22-2011, 02:21 PM
Mel - I really hope the meetings don't run too late for you. Good idea to turn the heat up, you definitely don't need to get chilled. It's really rainy here today...cold and damp. And just a few miles north of where we live they're having snow, so I'll stop complaining about the rain. Thanks for your advice, and the reminder to just put one foot in front of the other, and take it a day at a time. You're right that accepting where I'm at now, is not giving up on the possibility for improvement. :) :hug:

Laura - Shopping is not my thing either. I like green a lot, too, and I wear a lot of green. Our dogs really enjoy TJ's treats...but we don't live about 45 minutes away from a TJ's, so they don't get them often. Good luck on your search for buckles. What's the new book for the book club? I hope you have fun at class tonight. Exercising, especially strength training, will tend to cause your muscles to hold water. But it usually flushes out in a day or two. Don't forget your fire safety training.

Annie - I wish we had 70 degree temps. It's in the mid-30s here, which is why some areas in the state are getting snow. :( I'm glad you figured out that your new med could be causing some of your symptoms. I hope they can prescribe something else. My doc took me off my BP meds while I had bronchitis because my BP had improved over the last several months to where I no longer needed meds, and a rare but possible side effect of the BP med I was on was a dry cough...and I sure as heck didn't need any more of that while I was sick.

I'd better get back to it. Two hours 'till time to go home. :woohoo:

Shad
03-22-2011, 05:02 PM
Morning all,
I didn't finish the testing yesterday - in fact I didn't do any testing. I left it up to P and got on with my own stuff. I now have a deadline to get my first course more or less completed by Friday. I can see me working some extended hours here and I can also see that what we in the training team thought would be the complete courses is only half the story. I've been around long enough, I should have seen this coming.

Happy - ah yes a magic pill - well apparently according to our scientists there is one. Breakthrough! Marvellous!! Well done, world first. However it will be apparently some years before it hits the market because it has some strange side effects in rats and monkeys. Who'd have thunk it!!!!! I'd rather be overweight and relatively normal thanks all the same. Besides which there is another apparently simple formula for losing weight - move it, eat less of everything, keep it simple and fresh, and keep your mouth zipped at any time other than the regular eating times. That's my doctors version of the truth - simple isn't it, only problem is that he is talking from the aspect of never having put a pound on in his life. I'll bet he weighs much the same now as he did at 21. Bah humbug

Michelle - good to know that we are on the right track in the advice we gave you. Now we all need to challenge each other to just get on with it! I will really have to stop going to all these morning teas and lunches that are put on in this office. I did make a stack of lunches over the weekend and they are in the freezer, however today is pizza with the big boss and I am going to have to try to do as well as you did with your one slice.

Mel - blank mind? Not like you. I had better get to and send you a USB for the new JOE with flowers and things on it. Then you can set up a rotating slideshow for the screensaver.

Laura - my weight used to vary with TOM as much as 3 kilos - nearly 7lbs. It will all come off in a week or so. Hope you did manage the class instead of the movie.

Annie - glad to hear that the meds were causing the problem with your moods and life. Just another reason to hate having to take regular medecine - finding something that a: works and B; suits. A better and brighter Annie to follow???

Ceejay - I think the lack of progress annoys the heck out of all of us. It seems that I can eat bad and it displays today, or I can eat good and exercise and it doesn't show up for a month or so. That doesn't seem fair to me.

Okay - time to go get on with the day and get another couple of documents onto that b*st*rd program - uPerform. It's a documentation program that does several things at once - creates a document to include in the manuals we write, does a simulated version of the transaction - you get to sit and watch the machine do the transaction all by itself and arrows move and cursors flash - etc. It also creates testing material as well. However it causes me no end of bother because it needs cleaning up and making useable at the other end. The unedited version is to my mind rude and crude and probably invented by an Indian from India.
So I'll get off the :soap: and go wrassle with it some more

happy2bme
03-23-2011, 07:41 AM
Good morning ladies,

I have an early morning eye doctor appointment so can only stay here for about 3 sips of coffee.

Shad - Uperform? Sounds like another good concept gone bad in it's rush to market. Sounds like you have a busy few weeks ahead of you. Fill the coffee pot to the brim and bring in a sleeping bag :lol:

Annie - glad you put the link to the medication - goes to show you how alert we have to be in order to doctor ourselves. Those are some troublesome side effects - would not have associated them all to BP meds. Hope you get something that works better. Seems now a days these new meds cause a whole wealth of crazy CRAZY effects. :dizzy:

Laura - what are you reading for book club? Is this a once a month get together?

Mel - I'm sitting here wondering who the heck is SHELLY?????? :crazy: Then it dawns on me :rofl: I liked your Ford quote AND you new avatar! Is the new computer working yet?

Ceejay - we've got the mild temps but oh so windy all night long. My sinuses are really bad. Have you ever tried a neti pot? I'm getting desperate here...

:wave: Hi Ellen

I somehow hyperextended my knee and it's really sore now. I don't remember what I did but I vaguely remember something about ... don't hyperextend... :lol: what a goof!

Gotta run, chat later.

MELODY525
03-23-2011, 08:40 AM
:ginger: I WOKE UP SINGING "I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE EASTER" THIS MORNING. I CANNOT BELEIVE IT ACTUALLY SNOWED LAST NIGHT. JOHN & THE GUYS MUST BE SICK OVER IT. DIDN'T AMOUNT TO MUCH ...ABOUT 1-3 INCHES DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU MEASURE. INCREDIBLE WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT FRIDAY'S 81 DEGREES. :beach:

AFTER I POSTED I GOT SO SICK SO FAST I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HIT ME. CALLED IN SICK FOR THE MEETINGS AND WAS FORCED TO VOTE BY PHONE. ALL I CAN THINK OF WAS THE MILK MUST HAVE BEEN BAD AND I DIDN'T NOTICE IT WHEN I SMELLED IT?? DON'T KNOW BUT I THREW IT OUT ANYWAY. SO YESTERDAY WAS A PREPARATION H KIND OF DAY :cry: I SHOULD HAVE REALIZED SOMETHING WAS WRONGWHEN I COULDN'T GET WARM.

JEN WENT TO THE STORE WITH THE DD AND THEY PICKED UP SOME GROCERIES FOR ME. GOOD THING CAUSE THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE MORE BAD WEATHER THURSDAY TOO.

I AM JUST RESTING TODAY. I FEEL ALL BEAT UP INSIDE MY STOMACH AREA. MAYBE SOME CAMMOMILE TEA.:cofdate:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A SUPER WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY:moped:


LAURA.....THE HUNT FOR BUCKLES REMINDED ME OF HOMESEW.COM......I USED TO GET A CATALOG FROM THEM AND ALSO FROM NEWARK DRESSMAKER.COM.
YEARS AGO I MADE AND SOLD CROCHETED BABY SETS COMPLETE WITH BLANKETS ETC AND NEEDED A LOT OF DOODADS TO KEEP THE CUSTOMERS HAPPY. LIKE DUCK BUTTONS AND APPLIQUES. HOPE YOU FIND THE BUCKLES LOCALLY. HOPE TOO THAT OL' TOM COMES AND GOES AND TAKES THE WATER WITH HIM. ENJOY THE EXERCISE CLASS. WHAT'S THE NEW BOOK??? ANYTHING WE SHOULD BE READING TO IMPROVE OUR MINDS??? IS THAT NEW WOMAN STILL IN IT?? INQUIRING MINDS NEED TO KNOW THIS STUFF:rofl: WHICH DOG TREATS DOES COAL LIKE? THE FIRST TIME I WAS IN TJ'S I WAS SHOCKED TO FIND THE PET SECTION:lol3: :lol3:



ANNIE....I WAS SORRY TO HEAR THE DATE WAS A WRITE OFF. MEANT TO SAY THAT YESTERDAY!! I AM HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU FOUND OUT IT'S THE NEW BP MED SCREWING THINGS UP AND HOPING THAT A CHANGE IN MEDS WILL LIGHTEN YOUR WORRIES:hug:
IF THESE PILLS DON'T KILL US FIRST I GUESS WE STAND A CHANCE!! WHILE YOU'RE CLEANING MY APT I CAN TAKE BELLA FOR A RIDE AND SPOIL HER:scooter: I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON. IT'S HORRIBLE WHEN CHEMICALS IN OUR BODIES DON'T DO WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DO AND HAVE TERRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS. :hug:



SHAD....I CAN HEAR YOUR PAIN WITH uPERFORM :rofl:
I HAVE FAITH IN YOU THAT YOU WILL GET THE BUGS ALL CLEANED OUT AND UP AND RUNNING TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS!! SOMETIMES I AM VERY HAPPY TO BE DISABLED AND HOME COLLECTING FUNDS:lol3: :lol3: READING YOU GALS HERE PUTS THINGS BACK INTO PERSPECTIVE FOR ME AND REMINDS ME OF WHAT I AM MISSING...NOT!!!!!!:dance: HOPE THE WEEK IMPROVES:hug:



HAPPY.....HOPE THE KNEE FEELS BETTER. :hug: SO WHEN DID YOU HYPEREXTEND THE KNEE?? WAS IT ON YOUR ANNIVERSARY??:rofl: THE PC IS UP & RUNNING....WELL WONDOWS IS BUT IT NEEDS AN INTERNET HOOKUP. WAITING FOR CABLE GUY TO COME. IT WAS MICHELLE'S FORD QUOTE AND HE SAID IT MUCH BETTER THAN I COULD. HAD A LAUGH AT THE "SHELLEY" :rofl: :rofl:
GOOD LUCK AT THE DRS & HOW ARE THE LUNGS DOING???I FOUND THE SMILIE AVATAR BY GOOGLING "GARDENING GIFS". :cb:

diyana
03-23-2011, 08:51 AM
Happy Hump Day everyone!

I have decided that despite the headache brewing, I'm going to have a fantabulous day! I'm feeling very optimistic about my weight loss plan...it'll be slower than I'd like, but I'll get there.

Today is my last day (for this week) of commuting into the office. I'm taking tomorrow off to do some cleaning, and am working from home on Friday. Tomorrow I'll get DMIL's room cleaned and ready for her, get started on the rest of the clutter in the house, so there will be lots of pitching and tossing...I guess it's good timing to get some pitching in as baseball season is about to start. :lol:

Shad - I'm glad you left the testing up to others so you could focus on your tasks. Don't ya' love it when you only get half the story?! That happens so often! I build a report to the initial requirements, and then when I send it for approval, more requirements are added, which makes for stressful, last minute, fast paced development...which is never good. :( I hope you get the whole story so you can deliver what they "really" want, instead of what they asked for. :lol: Love the doc's advice. People who have been thin their whole life make it sound so easy...and yes, logically it is. One of my physical therapists is like that. He doesn't understand the concept of using food for anything other than fuel. He doesn't understand how when you're feeling down or stressed, you might want to dive into a gallon of ice cream and eat your way out. Could he be a weight loss coach? No. But he and the other physical therapist are both highly skilled in their field, and they've helped me a lot in terms of reducing pain and now focusing on regaining strength, flexiblity and movement. I hope you did okay with your pizza lunch. Pizza is really one of the toughest foods for me to resist. I think it's because I haven't found an "acceptable" alternative. I can enjoy a FiberOne or FiberPlus bar instead of sweets, or yogurt instead of ice cream. But I haven't found a homemade or store-bought low-cal alternative to a really good pizza. Bummer that while the program you're using tries to accomplish several things at once, it does none of them very well. :(

Happy - I hope the eye doc appointment goes well. I agree with you about the side effects of some of the new meds on the market. I hear them on the commercials listing all the potential side effects of these new meds they're touting, and some of the side effects are downright terrifying! :yikes: Yes, Happy, I'm Diyana, Michelle, Chelle and Shelly. I've also been called Mish (and a few other things that would likely be censored if I typed them.) You can call me pretty much anything, as long as you don't call me late for dinner! :rofl: :rofl: Ouch on the knee! I hate it when that happens. Have you used a Neti pot before? I've got relatives that say it's a lifesaver. Hope you feel better soon.

Ellen - How are you doing, girlfriend? We miss ya'.

Mellie - You got snow too?! Yuck!! I saw on our 7 day weather forecast and while there probably won't be any more snow after this morning, we're not going to get above 35 degrees for at least a week! :( I want the 50 and 60 degree temps back! That's awful that you were so sick yesterday. I hope you're feeling better today. :hug: Nice of Jen to get some groceries for you. Peppermint tea or ginger ale also helps soothe the tummy. Hang in there, my friend. I hope you get to enjoy a relaxing day. :hug:

I'd better skeedaddle. Lots to get done.

Love and hugs to all,

upswife
03-23-2011, 09:57 AM
Still here ladies. Been out of touch for a wihle. I am trying to catch up on all your posts. DD3 is having her surgery today and I am off work, so I should have time to get in a few posts with personals over the weekend. Hope everyone is doing ok!

diyana
03-23-2011, 10:28 AM
Ellen - Sending prayers and :goodvibes: for DD3's surgery and for a complete, speedy and relatively painless recovery afterwards.

annie175
03-23-2011, 12:35 PM
Feel like crapola from the neck up, came home early, took some OTC meds and now going to bed...

Hugs to DD3 for a quick recovery.

Love and hugs...

Laura705
03-23-2011, 01:05 PM
Morning all - barely.

Annie – Glad you made the connection with the BP med and will get it changed. Hope you start feeling better very soon. Heck, you probably already feel better knowing it’s the meds and can be fixed! Aww, just read you've come home sick. Feel better quick, kiddo. You're going to stay home from cvs too, right????

Shad – Sorry the uPerform doesn’t perform to your liking. I guess that maybe the “u” part of the title refers to all of the cleanup “you” have to do with it. I have enough trouble with weight loss making my own unwise eating choices – let alone the temptations that business and social events present.

Happy – Hope your knee feels better soon! I researched a neti pot, but never went forward with it. Funny how when you forget all about it when you start to feel better…

Mel – Ugh, snow and bad milk – not a good day for you. Hope today is much better for you! Thanks for the suggestion – I’ll have to check out homesew and Newark dressmaker. I sure hope the new woman will attend the next book club meeting. I think the dog treats Coal likes are the beef rolls – we break them up into thirds and cram it into his treat ball. For a while, TJ’s didn’t have them, so we were happy to find them on Monday. Now I wonder if my double chocolate biscotti will ever make a comeback, LOL… Anyway, we give the treat to Coal before we leave the house because he gets “upset” when we leave the house – separation anxiety. Bf and I need to learn to be low key when we come and go.

Michelle – LOL re pitching. Nice to have the time at home, even if it’s to do housecleaning and work. Besides, the weather’s getting crummy again – nice to be indoors. And at home w/ your doggies!!

Ellen – Best wishes for dd3’s surgery, and a speedy recovery to her!!

Hi Ceejay!!

I did skip the movie last night (“Beastly” – a high school version of the story Beauty and the Beast) to do the exercise class. The Tighter Assets class was a killer! I wasn’t expecting a cardio class, but this definitely got my heart rate up!! When I said that to the instructor after class, she said the first part is like an interval workout - get the heart rate up, then bring it down a bit - continually. All the while working the lower body - squats, lunges, jumps, mountain climbers, etc. The last part of the class was more like Pilates, working the core. Great class. And as challenging as I’ve found the Zumba classes, this one made me wish I was in a Zumba class, hahaha. My muscles are tired today, but not sore - YET. I’m sure later today I’ll be feeling it in my legs and abs.

My next book club book is The Accidental by Ali Smith. Haven’t started it yet, but it’s about a young woman who ends up involved with a vacationing family and about the impact she makes on the various family members – very common premise, but I hear the writing style is “different”. Our book club gathering intervals differ. It just so happens that the woman who offered to host the next one couldn’t do it until sometime in May –a large gap between the last one in mid-Feb., so another woman volunteered to host one in the meantime.

Nothing planned tonight. BF will be out, so I’m going to finish my other mitten. The one I finished Monday is not attractive at all, partially due to the design and partially to my sewing. But they’ll do the job – I can expose the fingers to use my iPhone’s touch screen and not have to remove my whole mitten. Looks like I’ll need them for the next several days – boo!! Guess I’ll just appreciate spring all the more when it finally arrives.
:flow1: :sunny: :flow1: :sunny: :flow1: :sunny: :flow1: :sunny:

Sad about Elizabeth Taylor passing, she was such a legend, and did a lot for the aids/hiv community.

diyana
03-23-2011, 03:20 PM
Quick afternoon check in for me. I have to leave for physical therapy in a couple minutes. I'm off tomorrow, and I'll be busy cleaning...so I don't know if/when I'll get a chance to post.

Ellen - Please keep us posted on how your DD3 is doing. :hug:

Annie - I hope you feel better very soon, and I hope you aren't working at CVS tonight. Rest up, my friend.

Laura - One of my doggies gets upset when I leave, so I have to spend a quality "moment" with him before I head out the door. I saw the previews for Beastly, and it's not high on my list of movies I want to see either. I like the name of the cardio class last night! I hate lunges and especially mountain climbers. Ugh! I'm glad you enjoyed it though. With all the exercising, are you noticing results either on the scale or in the way your clothes fit? Enjoy your evening of sewing. Bummer that we will be needing our gloves for at least another week or so. :( I was sad to hear of Liz Taylor's passing. Sad for such an icon, such a legend to be gone.

Time to get outta here and get to physical therapy.

Have a great evening and an terrific Thursday everyone!

Love and hugs,

ceejay52
03-23-2011, 08:28 PM
Sorry I have not posted in a couple of day's.

Infact I haven't been to work for the last couple of day's. The doctor told me i had a Urinary Tract infection. I'm feeling better. I'm really tired of the bed/couch.

Ellen
Hope dd3's surgery goes well. Sending good vibes her way.

MELODY525
03-24-2011, 08:02 AM
http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss323/Euler5853/Good%20Morning/Animation1morning.gif


http://bestsmileys.com/winter/11.gif IT'S 31 & SNOWY. THE PLOWS WOKE ME UP LAST NIGHT AT ABOUT 2AM. I COULDN'T BELIEVE WE HAD ENOUGH TO PLOW IN THE FIRST PLACE. LOOKS FUNNY TO SEE EVERYTHING WHITE AGAIN. WE WERE JUST ENJOYING THE GREEN GRASS LAST WEEK:cry:
I DECIDED NOT TO TAKE THE RIDE TO WALMARTS THIS MORNING. JUST NOT 100% YET AND TRUTH BE TOLD....I DON'T FEEL LIKE GETTING COLD. I AM VERY WIMPY THIS YEAR.
SPENT YESTERDAY JUST LOUNGING AROUND AND GIVING THE OLD HEAVE H O TO SOME OLD PAPERWORK FOR THE GOVT. COPIES WE NO LONGER NEED. CASES CLOSED.
LOOKING AT THE PILE BEFORE I SHREDDED MADE ME WONDER WHY THE GOVT MAKES JEN & I GO THRU THIS. IT'S NOT LIKE A MIRACLE IS HAPPENING HERE ANY TIME SOON. GEEZ....WHAT A WASTE OF TIME & PAPER. BUT THEN IT'S KEEPING PEOPLES JOBS SECURE DOWN THERE. :rofl:
HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:




MICHELLE...HERE'S WISHING YOU LOTS OF ENERGY TO GET THE JOBS DONE. GOOD THING YOU HAVE SOME TIME OFF TO GET STARTED. DON'T GO NUTS NOW!!



ANNIE....:getwell: HOPE YOU WILL BE FEELING BETTER SOON:hug:



LAURA....I WOULD NEED MITTENS LIKE THAT AS I LIKE TO EXPOSE MY MIDDLE FINGER A LOT TO THE MAINTENANCE MEN & SEVERAL POLITICIAN FRIENDS. :rofl: :rofl: HOPE THE BOOK IS GOOD AND THAT NEW WOMAN IS THERE :crossed: HAD A LAUGH AT COAL AND THE TREAT BALL. I THINK JEN DOES SOMETHING SIMILAR WITH HAM WHEN SHE LEAVES THE CAT!!! I GET SEPARATION ANXIETY WHEN ONE OF MY CHAIRS HAS TO GO OUT FOR REPAIR!!:cry:



CEEJAY....I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE UTI. :hug: I JUST HAD ONE AND THEY ARE NOT FUN. I FELT SICK ALL OVER. HOPE YOU WILL GET WELL SOON :getwell: I THINK ALL US CHICKS NEED A BURST OF SUNSHINE AND WARMER WEATHER :sunny: FEEL BETTER.


ELLEN....SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS OUT TO YOUR DD3 AND HOPE ALL GES WELL. HUGS FOR BOTH OF YOU :hug:

ceejay52
03-24-2011, 12:04 PM
Mel
Don't blame you for staying warm. We have to keep our records 10 years before we can discard them.


We have had a cool down. i actually had to turn the heat back on.

Hello's to the rest:wave: I still don't have all my energy back.

Laura705
03-24-2011, 12:40 PM
Morning Worldlies.

Michelle - Hope you get a lot accomplished today - but not at the expense of your body! :nono: I haven't noticed much difference in my clothes, and my weight is currently up. I'm sort of scared to put on my dress pants after this quarter of jeans at work ends! But I think my legs feel firmer and stronger now, so that's good. I do feel better about myself now that I'm getting more vigorous cardio exercise.

Ceejay - Sorry you've been sick - I hate those uti's! Glad you're feeling better.

Mel - Gosh, I hope you didn't get enough snow to need it plowed! Yeh, it's depressing - I wore my puffy long down coat today. Thought I might be done w/ that for the season, but nope. Sigh. Yeh, stay inside and be warm and comfy and safe. :) ROFL re your need for the convertible mittens!!! :rofl: You shouldn't have given me the idea, haha. Good for you getting rid of more paper. I was digging through old photos last night to get to my 1993 Seattle photos. What a project lies ahead when I finally decide to tackle organizing my photos!!! But there probably won't be a lot of tossing involved. Maybe scanning or albumizing, and maybe putting negatives in the safe deposit box...all I know right now is that I'm not ready to do it anytime soon!

Hello to all the other Worldlies. :wave:

Another semi-sucky start to the day. We had a coating of snow last night and it made for very slippery sidewalks this morning. But I was careful and didn't have any falls on my walk to the train.

I was talking to the boss about various and sundry topics this morning and she told me what I'd suspected - the other manager in our dept is leaving, by mutual agreement. Sigh. Until there's a replacement, things will be tough, but I'll just have to do my best. We all will. Big sigh.

Last night I checked the flight reservations for our vacay in May and we want to tack on 3-4 more days, so I'll have to change the return flight. I'm sort of worried about this trip butting right up against a big work deadline, but so be it! I don't want to change the timing because I prefer to go before the kids get out of school.

I'm slightly sore today, but by no means too sore to skip exercise. Tonight I'll likely go to the circuit class. Just checked the schedule - the other option is another Tighter Assets class! Not sure I'm ready for that again, LOL.

Okay, back to work. Everyone have a good day!

Shad
03-24-2011, 05:10 PM
Morning all,
Darned if I know what happened to yesterdays post - or yesterday for that matter - but at least it is Friday. Hopefully a more memorable day.

Getting tired of hearing about us chicks getting sick. Isn't it about time we gave that away? And they are dropping like flies here as well. Two of the training team are sick - and annoyingly they came into work yesterday. I hope they don't come in today and cough, sneeze and sniffle over us all.

Ceejay - hope you get rid of UTI soon. They aren't fun.

Laura - seems like just you and me without sore heads, colds, flu and sniffles. We better send our get well germs around the world.

Happy - how did the eye man go. Do you have new glasses

Mel - hope you get to feeling better soon. Spring will come, just sometimes I wonder if it will get here before Armageddon.

Michelle - slow is best. You are more likely to keep it off that way. Have a happy day cleaning and chucking. Wear a dust mask if you have one - all that dust up you nose may not be welcomed in the bronchial tubes.

Annie - hope you feel better soon too. Too much work - not enough sleep??

Ellen - hope the DD3's surgery went well

Off to strike a blow for the cause. I'm so pleased it is Friday, we are supposed to go out to dinner tonight, but with many of the team not feeling well, it may well not be. I may just have dinner in town anyway to get away from the commute.

Laura705
03-24-2011, 05:52 PM
Hi Shad - Have a good Friday. You might want to skip dinner w/ your co-workers to keep the germs at bay. I didn't want to jinx myself by mentioning that I've managed to avoid getting sick for the past several months, but I definitely would like my fellow Worldlies to get well, so I'll definitely send some get well germs out to everyone in hopes they start feeling better. :) :genie: :wizard: Just don't complain if you also suddenly feel the need to indulge in sweet and salty snacks!! :D

MELODY525
03-25-2011, 08:10 AM
:sunny: GOOD MORNING & HAPPY FRIDAY!!:cb:

SUNNY BUT ONLY 26 DEGREES THIS MORNING:brr: DOING THE END OF THE WEEK HAPPY DANCE. DON'T KNOW WHY CAUSE I HAVEN'T REALLY WORKED FOR DAYS NOW. :rofl: I TRIED TO EAT REGULAR FOOD YESTERDAY BUT ALAS POOR YORRICK IT WASN'T MEANT TO BE.
ONE OF MY FRIENDS TOLD ME THAT MY NEIGHBOR WHO CHATTED WITH ME IN THE HALL OVER THE WEEKEND HAD AN INTESTINAKL VIRUS :yikes: NOW SHE FEELS BADLY THAT I'VE BEEN SICK ALL WEEK. NEXT TIME I HOPE SHE STAYS AWAY FROM ME BECAUSE I REALLY THIN K THAT'S WHAT THIS WAS. SURPRISING THAT I GOT WELL WITH NO MEDS...SO I AM DOING THE HAPPY DANCE FOR THAT TOO :dancer:
I BETTER GET SOME OATMEAL. I FEEL A BIT HUNGRY AND THAT'S A GOOD SIGN.
HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:



CEEJAY.....A LOT OF THE STUFF I SHREDDED WAS COMMUNICATION WITH THE GOIVT...FAXES AND SUCH. I HAVE TO SAVE ALL THE OTHER STUFF FOR 7N YEARS THEY SAID:faint: THINK I NEED A BIGGER FILE CABINET!
HOPE TODAY YOU ARE FEELING BETTER AND HAVE GOOD WEEKEND :hug: YOU STAY WARM TOO.



LAURA....SORRY TO READ ABOUT THE MANAGER LEAVING. I FELT LIKE SIGHING TOO. HOPE IT WORKS OUT. ANY CLASS THAT MAKE ZUMBA LOOK GOOD HAS TO BE A TOUGHIE!! :cry: HOPE THE SORENESS GOES AWAY. DON'T BE USING THOSE MITTENS "ESCAPE HATCH" TOO OFTEN FOR ANY FINGER WIGGLING!!! :lol3: :lol3: MAYBE YOU COULD MAKE A BUNCH OF MITTENS AND THAT WOULD BE A GOOD SELLING POINT!! I'M CRACKING MYSELF UP OVER HERE AND GETTING SILLY. GLAD THERE WERE NO "ACCIDENTS" ON THE SLIPPERY WALK TO WORK. GOOD LUCK WITH THE PLANE CHANGES AND JUST THINK HOW NICE IT WILL BE MEETING THE DEADLINE AND LEAVING!!
THANKS FOR ALL THE GET WELL WISHES TOO. :hug:


SHAD...I THINK IT'S A GOOD THING TO HAVE A HEALTHY APRIL!!! :dance: I STAYED AWAY FROM THE OFFICE IN CASE IT WAS A BUG OF SOME KIND. DID EVERYTHING BY PHONE. I THINK THE BOSS LADY WAS HAPPY ABOUT THAT TOO. HOPE YOU WON'T GET THEIR BUG EITHER. HOW WAS DINNER??? ENJOY THE WEEKEND LIL SIS:hug:

annie175
03-25-2011, 10:05 AM
Still at home sick, will check back when I can stand to sit here....thanks for the get wells!

diyana
03-25-2011, 10:22 AM
Happy Friday ladies -

I got the guest bedroom decluttered. All that remains to be done in there is wash the bedding, vacuum, and a little dusting. Those are on next weekend's to do list. I also got the living room mostly decluttered. I probably have another hour or so in there. All the cleaning did bother my back but I took frequent breaks. I was pretty darn sore last night though.

Today, I have to run some errands at lunch time, and then meet with a personal trainer at the gym after work. The dogs and I are getting our hair cut tomorrow. No, not from the same salon. :rofl: I'm also long overdue for a color touch up. And Sunday will be more cleaning.

Almost forgot to tell you chicks, it looks like DMIL will be moving in with us, which we're very happy and excited about. The situation at DH's sister's (where DMIL currently lives when she's not here with us) is very stressful, which is no good for DMIL's heart/health. She'll still go back to CA from time to time to visit her daughters (kind of like she comes here for visits now), but at least she won't be living day to day with all the drama. It does make it more important for us to get a lot more decluttering done so that we have room for her things when she moves them out here (probably in the mid to late summer).

Shad - I agree! Enough with the illnesses for us Worldlies! Did you go out to dinner last night? Stay away from all the germy people.

Ceejay - I really hope you're feeling better now and over your UTI. I've heard cranberry juice is good for a UTI. :getwell:

Mel - I don't know why the gov't gives you and Jen such a difficult time. Makes no sense to me. Bravo on the decluttering/shredding though.

Laura - I am so impressed and inspired by your dedication to cardio! Did you do the circuit class or the Tighter Assets class? Like you, we have a ton of photos that need to be organized and either scanned or albumized. :faint: I'm glad you didn't have any slips or falls on the way to/from the train. Bummer about the other manager and how that will make things tougher on all of you. I think I've forgotten where you and your bf are going on vacation! How wonderful to add an extra 3-4 days!!!

Annie - I'm so sorry to hear you're still home sick! I hope you feel better very soon. Lots of rest and lots of liquids, my friend. :getwell:

Happy - I hope you're doing okay.

Ellen - How are you feeling? How did DD3's surgery go?

I'd better get back to work. Lots to get done today.

Lots of love and hugs to all,

Laura705
03-25-2011, 10:38 AM
Morning all. TGIF!!

Hope everyone is getting well and feeling better!

Boss was out of the office all afternoon yesterday, so it was quiet. I didn't end up exercising last night - just felt fatigued and my feet were a bit sore. And as I was talking myself out of it while walking home from the train, I thought the weather was decent enough to take doggy for a walk, and at least the walk would be better than nothing. But bf had already taken doggy for a walk. Don't want to spoil him with two walks and turning that into an expectation that he get two daily walks!

But I was productive last night - I filed my state tax return. Glad that's done. I might have very well forgotten about it. I'm not sure why this bugs me, but we don't even seem to get even a post card reminding us that we need to file. I guess the state and federal governments get a big portion of their taxes through payroll withholding and the annual filing is more important to the taxpayer who expects to receive a refund? :dunno:

Nothing much else to report. No plans tonight. Tomorrow night I'm meeting my hs friends for dinner and a band playing at a place out my way. Should be fun. Other than that, just the usual stuff I should be doing that I won't do enough of - cleaning, laundry, shopping, cooking.

Have a good weekend Worldies!

Laura705
03-25-2011, 10:46 AM
Michelle - you're the sneaker-inner today!! Nice progress on the decluttering!! I'm glad you're happy & excited that your dmil is going to be moving in w/ you and dh full-time because it would be horrible to think she has to stay in an unpleasant situation.

Sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead! Guess it'll be good to keep busy because it'll distract us from this chilly weather. March seems to be going out like a lion too.

ceejay52
03-25-2011, 11:03 AM
Morning worldlies
I am feeling a lot better. My ENT appointment went well yesterday. Got to see the cat scan of my sinuses. I go back in 6 months.
Talked to my Aunt last night and she told me that the steriod pack made her have a UTI every time she took them.
Would you believe that it was sleeting this morning?

Laura
I'll grab a hold of those get well germs. I'm really tired of going to the doctor's and being sick.

Ellen
How is dd3? And how are you handling things?

Michelle
Sorry to hear that the mil is having so much stress at her daughters. It's good that you can provide a more peaceful atmosphere for her.

Annie
More get well vibes go your way.

Mel
Glad you are feeling better.

Shad
I am all for having a healthy April.

Happy
Did you get new glasses?

happy2bme
03-25-2011, 02:23 PM
Howdy ladies,

A happy if cooler Friday to yahs. I didn't get new glasses yet but was quite surprised that my presciption finally has stablizied. Not much different than last year. However my glasses are well over 2 years old - I generally get a new pair each year so I am over due. I am also glad that I now understand that my right eye just doesn't see very well. I can see stuff, they just can't get it as crisp and sharp as I would like it to be. It's good to know this as I always get frustrated with new glasses thinking I should see better and now I know that isn't going to be the case anymore. Be grateful for what I CAN see. :lol:

This is going to be a busy weekend. We close on the new house a week from Monday so there's lots to do to get ready. They just got a major dump of snow up there - well over 10 inches. My cousin said he stopped by the house but could not get up there because of all the snow. I hope it melts this week ;)

Ceejay - I'm glad the steroids are working for you. This is the worst sinus season that I ever remember. I got a neti pot I got so desperate - going to try it tonight. What's this you say about sleet?

Laura - thanks for the well germs. I'm sure everyone can use them. You hit the nail on the button about the state income tax. You are expected to remember if you want your money back :D No state tax here in TN but will have to file again in WI. I never minded the state one because it was always so easy to do.

My podmate is crunching ice again. I guess I will have to slap on my Ipod. We have a new ice machine that makes little ice balls instead of square cubes. She spreads a packet of Spenda on the ice and chews it all day long. It's rather noisy. Like chewing rocks I imagine.

Ellen - I hope your DD's surgery went well.

Michelle- I'm THRILLED for you guys that DMIL has decided to stay with you. I'm sure you are both very happy too. Now - how to fit her stuff in the house? I think that's the hardest part of moving in. And it's nice that she is well enough to got visit in CA occasionally - will give you guys a break. And I just realized - do you two ever take a vacation? I remember you talking about Milwaukee fest and such but do you ever go anywhere away or do the pups keep you at home? Glad you got your housework done, I'm sure that sets your mind at ease.

Annie - here's some get well flowers for you :congrats: and some hot tea :coffee: Hope you are feeling better. Is Sissy coming over to baby you because everyone deserves some pampering. Rest up!

Mel - Brrr it's cold in your part of town. Will have to lend you one of my Land's End fleece cardigans -my new friend for keeping warm and nothing to bother your nose or peepers. I hope you were able to hold the oatmeal down and it didn't wrestle it's way out :eek: I laughed at your Alas Yorrick comment - it really flowed well :rofl:

Shad - I'm sure you are welcoming the end to a busy, busy week. I hope someone's at least well enough to have dinner with. Just don't go to the dock that blew away your salad last time :lol: As for us, spring tends to bring in alot of sniffles due to the change in weather, blooming parts, seasonal allergies and other such things. We just come to expect it.

well ladies, lunch is over with. My headache is really bad, I wish i could just go find a quiet, dark place to curl up and sleep. Or a soft, fluffy blanket in the broad daylight like our cat - no matter, I could cover my eyes with my paw like she does to block out the light :lol:

Have a good weekend :wave:

MELODY525
03-26-2011, 07:50 AM
:cofdate: GOOD MORNING
A NICE QUIET SATURDAY HAS ARRIVED. LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW, ALL THAT REMAINS OF THE SNOW IS A SMALL PILE THE PLOW MADE. SOMEHOW THE REST HAS VANISHED. IT LOOKS SO FUNNY SITTING THERE BY ITSELF. SPENT TIME WITH JEN YESTERDAY WHILE RICHIE TOOK THE KIDS TO A FUNERAL ON THE EX WIFE'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY. THE KIDS LEAVE ON MONDAY OR TUESDAY. I FORGET NOW. :dizzy: GOING TO GET SOME BREAKFAST AND FIND OUT WHAT'S GOOD ON THE TV THIS WEEKEND. THEN I AM GOING TO SIT THERE AND DO ABSOLUTELY OTHING. NOT EVEN CLEAN!! :beach:
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE:moped:



ANNIE....:getwell: SENDING MORE HUGS AND GET WELL WISHES:hug:



MICHELLE...IT MUST BE A RELIEF FOR THE DMIL TO HAVE A NEW HOME TO GO TO. HOPE THINGS WORK OUT FOR ALL OF YOU:hug: HOPE YOU DO OK WITH THE TRAINER. GOOD LUCK!!



LAURA....I THINK WE ALREADY HAD THE LAMB PART OF MARCH 2 WEEKS AGO :rofl: :rofl: I DON'T WANT TO THINK WHAT APRIL MIGHT BE LIKE!! I'M AFRAID TO GO THERE:cry: HAD A LAUGH AT THE DOG VS 2 WALKS @ DAY. BUT WERE YOU TRYING TO CONVINCE YOU OR HIM?!?!:lol3: :lol3: JK!!!! HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH THE HS FRIENDS. SOUNDS LIKE A NICE NIGHT IS PLANNED.



CEEJAY...GLAD TO HEAR YOU'RE FEELING BETTER. HOPE YOU CONTINUE TO DO SO OVER THE WEEKEND. ARE YOU BACK TO WORK? MAYBE I'LL NEVER ASK ABOUT THE STEROIDS NOW!! SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE SIDE EFFECT OF THE UTI:faint: STAY WARM!!



HAPPY....YES FOOD FINALLY IS STAYING WHERE IT SUPPOSED TO BE.....SO POOR YORRICK IS HAPPY NOW :D
CAN YOU WAIT FOR NEXT WEEKEND??:dancer: I AM VERY EXCITED FOR YOU & DH. MAYBE FOR XMAS WE SHOULD BUY YOU BOTH SNOWSHOES!! AS FOR THE GLASSES AND THE ONE EYE...I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. THEY TRIED TO "OVER" CORRECT & FIX THE PROBLEM AND THE NEW GLASSES MADE ME CROSSEYED!!!:faint: SO A BIT BLURRY IS A GOOD THING! :rofl: ENJOY THE WEEKEND SORTING & PACKING! DREAM ON!!:cloud9: HOPE TOO THAT THE HEADACHE LEAVES YOU!! IS IT SINUS PROBLEMS?? OR JUST STRESS?? SENDING A HUG EITHER WAY :hug:

happy2bme
03-26-2011, 10:08 AM
Good morning kids,

It's a very rainy stormy day today. My co-worker's boy scout group went out for their first camp out of the year this weekend. It's cold and very wet and very stormy. Last weekend was sunny and in the 80's. Such is spring down here. We are supposed to go to a pancake breakfast benefit this morning but it's sure looking ugly out there. We are meeting a friend for an early supper tonight so that will be nice even though our day is going to be broken up. I really want to hit the packing boxes. I also need to go through the refrigerator and find a way to use up all the vegetables in there before we leave. And that's my weekend in a nutshell.

Mel - it's true that a lone snow pile looks so out of place, especially this time of year.

My Mom got some snow this week and she had her shorts all twisted in a knot because her sidewalk got more snow than the neighbors :rofl: She sure is getting fiesty!

DH is bugging me to get ready so we can go to the breakfast. See yah later...

ceejay52
03-26-2011, 10:30 AM
Morning
Getting ready to go to Paragould. I haven't started to pack yet either. Ugh.

Mel
Enjoy the quiet week end. I love the do nothing day's. I'll go back to work Monday. This is my 4 day week end.

Happy
We had a rumble of thunder early this morning with rain. Hope it stay's dry enough for my drive to paragould.

wave to every one else. :wave:

upswife
03-26-2011, 03:20 PM
Another Drive by for me...I am still trying to catch up on all the posts. Hating this COld weather, wishing it would get warmer alredy DD 3 would feel so much better if she could sit outside and feel the warm air.

DD3 is doing well, came home on Thursday afternoon, and pain has been manageable. She will still have a Catheder for a few more days. Right now we are fighting the urge not to eat anything...She has been feeling nausous (sp?) and has puked a few time, but I believe it is due to her not eating much and her drinking has been minimal. How do you explaine to a 7yo that she needs to eat in order to feel better and that not eating will make it worse.
Also found out after the surgery that they had to put stents in to help with the healing process because she is older, so we will have to sched a separate proceedure to have those taken out.

Hopefuly between all the appts this week we can find some time to so some spring cleaning, and find something Fun to do with our little bed bound one.

Luv and hugs everyone!

Shad
03-26-2011, 04:47 PM
Morning all,
Busy day yesterday with gardening activities. Had to retie and restake the tomatoes. The crop is not huge, but it sure has big fruit. And they taste yummo. One of the potato plants appears to be ready to harvest and then the lawns which should be slowing growth but seem to refuse to do so had to be cut and today the hedge could do with a trim - seems the interminable rain we had this summer has set things a growing fast.
Of course there is the usual mountain of washing to be done and the patio must be cleaned up for the arrival of the solar hot water system tomorrow. DS2 will be home to supervise that. Two of the orchids are ready for repotting and I will go down to get the pots for that this morning and hopefully get them done, fertilised and watered today as well.

Dinner went off okay on Friday, we went to the Thai Orchid - I had steamed dim sum and a massaman curry (beef). It was nice but obviously the curry was well salted since there was a definite weight spike on Saturday. Haven't weighed today yet to see if some of it is now gone. Been having a few elimination issues this week as well which hasn't helped. Sorry if that was TMI.

Not going to do personals right now as I need to get out into the garden and dig up the last small growing space. When I go to the garden shop this morning I will no doubt arrive home with some more stuff to plant!

Back later.

MELODY525
03-27-2011, 08:27 AM
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MORNING CHICKS. I HAD TO FORCE MYSELF OUT OF MY NICE WARM & COZY BED THIS MORNING TO GET THE DAY STARTED. NOW I SIT HERE FREEZING AND WONDERING WHY!! :rofl: I SHOULD HAVE TURNED THE HEAT UP A TAD IN THE LIVINGROOM BEFORE I WENT TO BED.
YESTERDAY WAS QUIET. JUST A FEW ALARMS AND NOTHING SERIOUS. SOMETIMES I WONDER IF THE COPS EVER GET TIRED OF COMING HERE. I SAW ONE GUY 3 TIMES. HE TOLD ME THEY NEED AN ANNEX OFFICE HERE :rofl:
NOW IT'S TIME FOR CREAM OF WHEAT. I LOVE THAT STUFF WITH FRESH FRUIT. YUM :hun: HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:



HAPPY....HOPE YOU HAD NICE MEALS OUT. I LOVE NON COOKING WEEKENDS!! YOU CRACKED ME UP WITH MOM & THE SNOWY SIDEWALK. YOU HAVE TO HEAR THE PEEPS THAT SIT ON THE 2 BENCHES IN OUR LOBBY. YOUR MOM WOULD LOVE THEM!! :lol3: :lol3: THEY COPULD COUNT THE SNOWFLAKES TOGETHER!



CEEJAY....HOW WERE THE ROADS?? HOPE IT WAS A NICE DRIVE TO PARAGOULD. 4 DAY WEEKENDS ARE LOVELY!!! :beach: ENJOY!



ELLEN.....THIS POOR KIDDO. SENDING GOOD HEALING THOUGHTS OUT HER WAY. MAKE SURE SHE STAYS HYDRATED. THAT'S THE MAIN THING. :hug: HOPE SHE FEELS BETTER SOON. I DON'T RECALL YOUR TELLING US WHAT'S HAPPENING TO HER??? DID I MISS SOMETHING? ANYWAY...SHE IS IN MY THOUGHTS TODAY. :yoga:



SHAD....I ON THE OTHER HAND HAD NO ELIMINATION PROBLEMS THIS WEEK! :rofl: :rofl: I SHOULDN'T BE LAUGHING CAUSE EITHER PROBLEM ISN'T ANY FUN!! I THINK YOU NEED A FULL-TIME GARDENER! I CAN SEE IF NO ONE WAS THERE...HOW FAST MOTHER NATURE WOULD GROW THINGS AND RECLAIM THE SPACE! NOT SURE WHERE SOME OF OUR TOMATOES ARE GROWN BUT JEN GOT 2 HUGE TOMATOES THE OTHER DAY. HAVEN'T SEEN BIG ONES LIKE THIS IN A LONGTIME. I DO SEE WE'RE GETTING A LOT OF STUFF FROM CHILE....SUPPOSEDLY CHEMICAL FREE :faint: HAPPY PLANTING!!

upswife
03-27-2011, 10:48 AM
Good Morning Ladies!

**Just realized that I cannot add I have DS, DD1 DD2 (had Surgery) and DD3 I only have 4 kids!!! I think my brain is just starting to function again. LOL**

Got some sleep last night, Dr said pain meds as needed so I gave it to DD2 right b4 bed then DH was up early with "elimination problems" and gave her another dose. So I got to sleep in. Yay!! Sorry If I forgot to mention. DD2 had reflux betweent her bladder and kidney since she was little and when we went in for all the testing this year we found that no only did she not grow out of it, but that she developed it on the other side as well. So it was reccomended that She have the surgery to correct it. Since we also found that she had some scarring on her kindey we decided not to wait.

SHe is doing much better today...but I had to go in and check on her every 15 mins yesterday to make sure she was nibbling and sipping at her water. But I could tell she is feeling better from her mood today. Hopefully she will continue to push the water and will be able to have her cateder out tomorrow or tuesday.

Mel~Glad you had a quiet day yesterday. Hope today stays calm for you. I really know what you mean, been trying to avoid turning up the heat here...gas is so expensive...but I woke up thismorning and DH had turned on our small space heater...nice and toasty, but not looking forward to the bills!!

Shad~wish I had your garden, but DH does not want me to tear up the yard... :( mayb e one of these days, tho our Teddy would prob just tear it up anyways. He is such a PIA sometimes.

Well, have to get moving. DH is staying home with DD2 and DD3 and I am taking DS and DD1 to church since I usually have to work thru Sunday and don't get a chance to get to Mass.

Have a lovely day all!!

upswife
03-27-2011, 11:24 AM
I finally caught up on the posts!!! :cheer:

ceejay52
03-27-2011, 06:33 PM
Ellen
So glad that the dd2 is getting better.

Mel
What a good about keeping a police officer handy! Glad that your week end was almost normal.

Shad
You are making my mouth water for home grown tomato's. My neighbor mowed my lawn last week so hopefully it will not need it this week.



I had a good time Saturday. Ate lunch with 2 of my uncles. One couldn't make it because his son was home for a visit and was leaving around the same time we were eating. Afterwards my aunt and I did our usual running around, and got caught in a huge down pour. Went to church this morning and afterwards.
Now it's time to start thinking about the work week.

happy2bme
03-27-2011, 07:32 PM
Hi all,

Pancake breakfast turned out nicer than I thought it would be. Had a good dinner with a friend last night. Had wood grilled salmon that was cooked perfectly. Yum Yum. Today I have been flitting around the house going through the bedding deciding what to pack for our trip. I want to freshen up the sheets so talk about a Mt. Washmore. Besides that and regular laundry, I must have at least 12 loads! I am also gathering things here and there, made reservations for the cat hotel, 2 overnights for us and trying to get as much as I can done so that it doesn't get too frantic at the last minute.

Ellen - poor DD - how traumatic for a little girl to have to deal with all that. I'm glad she is taking it well. There seems to be a rather substantial difference between People's Gas and Northern IL Gas companies. Don't know why - we had NI Gas and paid alot less than others.

Mel - yep, sometimes it's an omen to just stay in the warm bed and not leave :lol: Why do the police have to keep showing up with the alarms? Is it protocol just like the firemen show up? I know you said you get alot of burnt toast false alarms. Are the seniors apts hooked up to some central system? Maybe they just like gawking at the guys in blue or want someone to talk to :D

Shad - was good talking with you yesterday. I will have to get your gardening tips once we move. However instead of your climate, we will have a short, cool season. Wonder if I can get some chicken-sheet from the farm down the road. My pod mate said that's the best fertilizer. I guess chickens output alot of nitrogen. Still boggles my mind that growing stuff in poop is good. But podmate said the plant only takes the good stuff and ignores the bad stuff - kind of like our internals should be doing. I hope you whipped everyone into shape and have a good week at work coming up.

Ceejay - I'm surprised you ventured out yesterday. Was a pretty gloomy weekend and judging from all the tree gum balls in the yard, it must have been rather windy too. Our little tease of warm weather has gone back into hiding. More like fall than spring out here.

Hello to the rest of the chicks :wave: hope you are having a good weekend. I found a recipe for a beef vegetable soup that you slow bake in a low oven. Not sure I can work out the timing on that so instead I think I will just pop it in the crock pot tomorrow morning and let it simmer all day long. Now I've got to go find us something on the light side for dinner. See yahs :wave:

Laura705
03-27-2011, 08:27 PM
Hello all.

Ceejay – Very interesting that your aunt had a uti every time she took a steroid pack. Something to track for yourself, but let’s hope you don’t need any steroids for a long time to come! Oh, and I watched part of a pbs tv special Fri night about how your digestion impacts your health. One recommendation was that when you take antibiotics, you should also take probiotics to help restore the good bacteria that the antiobiotics wipe out along w/ the bad. Hope you got to and from Paragould w/ no rain to make driving a hassle. Hope you’ve enjoyed your 4-day weekend.

Happy – My eyesight is so poor, I always wonder how much worse it could get, but as long as it’s correctable, I too should be grateful. Ugh, wouldn’t want to hear a co-worker crunching on ice all day. :nono: I imagine your thoughts these days may be something like, "I won't miss that when I retire." :rofl: Did your headache go away once the workweek ended? :lol: Sounds like a nice mix of social and chores this weekend.

Mel – I was hoping your weekend was nice & quiet - too bad about those !@#$ alarms.

Ellen – Glad dd3’s pain has been manageable. Have you gotten her to eat?? Somehow I got confused thinking dd3 was 3 yo, and wondered why you were explaining the need to eat to a 7 yo. Duh. Prolly a good thing I don’t have kids. Glad the recovery is coming along.

Shad – How did all the gardening go over the weekend? Sounds nice. The tomatoes we get on sandwiches and other food are just awful – pink or white and devoid of flavor. Some places have little signs that say they aren’t even using tomatoes at the moment due to lack of availability – supplier crop/weather issues. Can’t wait for my own tomatoes this season, or the farmers market offerings. As for current gardening chores - we have more residual leaves from last fall to clean up, but I’m not up for that while it’s still in the 30’s – and windy - which is what we had the past two days. Bf and I also had Thai - for lunch yesterday. Curry for us too (penang, w/ chicken),yum- yum.

Hellos to Annie & Michelle.

Been a good weekend so far. Friday was grilled calamari and a goat cheese/shrimp/pesto pizza for dinner w/ bf at a nice Italian restaurant in our little downtown area. Saturday morning was a step class. The schedule said it was the beginner one, but it was NOT. But it was a very good workout and I’d do it again. Glad I’m saying that about a lot of the classes I’ve tried. Lunch was out – Thai. Laundry, dog walk after that. Bf and I tried to change our return flight to extend our vacay in the Pacific NW, but no luck. Need to check back in another 4-5 days. Not hopeful. My dinner was out too – I met w/ friends at the place where the Journey cover band was playing. Nice evening, even though the band now plays less of the Journey music and more of other 80’s music. And one of the band guys now has quite a beer gut, lol.

Today I had a lazy morning, then I took doggy for a walk. Lunch out (yes, I agree to darn much of the eating out this weekend!!) and then I finally finished sewing the convertible mittens. And good riddance – what a PITA project! On to the caps that will match our fleece snuggly throws. Those will be easy - only one pattern piece. Two if I decide to add pompoms, lol.

Another day off tomorrow – ahh. Should do an exercise class in the AM so I have the rest of the day for leisure. We’ll see how that plays out.

TTFN!