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04-02-2011, 07:21 AM
Good morning! It's still very dark out there - not a glimmer of morning as yet.

I've been up for an hour and have squares cooling to be taken to the Church for tomorrow. St. Paul's is 200 years old this summer and we are having an ecumenical service tomorrow for the three different congregations that used the Church. I am in Ottawa tonight but may drive like a bat out of **** to get back here for 9 a.m. tomorrow. In the meantime, my squares will be there to help feed the multitudes.

Tonight I will have dinner with the Hyper Pypers and then go to see Elaine P. in The Little Shop of Horrors. The dogs go to the kennel on my way to Ottawa. :) I am sooo glad that they love the kennel and pull on the leash to get in there. I may be able to do a bit of a shop on the way in to the city.

Yesterday's trip to Kingston was a bit traumatic. I had tests with the audiology department and now must admit that I really do have hearing loss! :( (This explains my problem following conversations in groups and also thinking everyone mumbles!) Both my parents had hearing loss but would not admit it and I refuse to be like that. I have a follow-up appointment for the end of June to get a hearing aid. Maybe I'll just get one of those old-fashioned ear horns to enhance my image as an eccentric old lady in Delta. Old age sucks but, when you examine the alternative, ...

What's happening around you this first April weekend? Please speak up and don't mumble! ;) :rofl:

04-02-2011, 07:46 AM
Enjoy the show tonight, Ruth. I can clearly picture you being an active participant in the audience. :) I love that show and the songs, and I hope you do, too. I know I need hearing aids but will have to do without since insurance won't cover them and I'm not ready to shell out over $3000 for them. I'll have to learn to read lips, instead. ;)

The news for my mother was not what we wanted to hear, but what we were expecting. She has lung cancer. We're all being strong and striving to think positive. Hopefully, chemo will shrink the tumor and give her a few more good years with us.

04-02-2011, 07:49 AM

04-02-2011, 08:19 AM
Good morning Ruth and Linda, and those to come.

Ruth, drive safely today.

Linda, I'm so sorry about your mom's diagnosis. I'll continue to pray for her and for your family. I'm so glad that your family is trying to stay positive.

My Dad saw so many different specialists and oncologists but we heard the same thing from all of them - that my Dad's will to 'get better' was what kept him going for so long. Personally, I think prayer had more to do with it than his great attitude, but it looks like your mom's going to be covered in both departments. ((hug))

I'm guessing others may have posted while I was typing but Fergie just headed outside to warm up the car (we're heading to my mom's for the weekend) so I'm not going to take time to check. Have a great Saturday friends!

04-02-2011, 08:25 AM
Cottage, I am so sorry. My friends father was diagnosed with lung cancer about 4 years ago and he is doing really well. The doctors even used the word "cured." He was a longtime smoker and had the most dangerous form of lung cancer. They can really do amazing things these days. I'll be praying for your mom.

Ruth, hearing loss is not always age related. I have a co-worker who is my age (44) who has hearing loss and really needs a hearing aid. My dad also needs a hearing aid and refuses to wear it. It's so much better to wear one and feel connected to the world.

As for me, woke with a *slight* hangover after our visit to friends' last night but we had so much fun it was worth it. It's on it's way out now due to coffee and lots of water, and I'm getting ready for my walk and to start the day. We've got friends coming over today at 10 for a playground visit, then it will be a low key day of food prep for tomorrow (and the week!) and a trip to our new local thrift store. Hope everyone has a great day!

04-02-2011, 08:27 AM
Good morning :coffee2: I am still at my parents where both cancer and hearing loss are regular topics of conversation (some of it rather loud).

Ruth - Happy dinner and show.

Cottage - :hug: I am thinking of all of you.

Heidi - Happy weekend. How much snow did you get? A friend near the coast got almost a foot and had a 12 hour power outage :eek:

Today Mom tutors at 9 then we are off to two more thrift stores. We didn't find much yesterday so hope for more success today. Personally I just enjoy the hunt and don't actually need anything so it's fun no matter what.

Hope your Saturday includes just the right amount of the things you need.

ETA - Mathilda - happy hunting! We finally got my Dad to the audiologist last week. First stop - ear wax removal. It's taken years to get him to go, even his GD the PA couldn't convince him (and he thinks she is the most talented medical professional in the known universe ;) )

04-02-2011, 08:54 AM is better to hear! Unless you're at home and your kids and husband are driving you nuts...then take it off for a while! ;)

Linda, I'm so sorry about your mom. I will pray for her and for you so that you will have strength to be a wonderful caregiver and support for her!

Heidi have fun with your Mom this weekend!
Mathilda, I could go to the thrift store today, too! Hmmmm Thanks for the idea. too? I hope we all fiind something good!

As for me...I'm doing wk1 day 3 of c25k this morning and then getting ready for DS's bday tomorrow...14!!! Then...?

04-02-2011, 09:06 AM
I have a house full of boys. My DD is holding her own though, she beats all of them in Wii boxing....but one boy (2 years her senior) finally beat her...LOL! I told him he was bragging about beating a kindergarten girl :D.

Making food porn for breakfast (by request!). I'm trying to restrain from more than a taste test!!

Linda - so sorry for your news. Will be praying for your mom!

04-02-2011, 09:08 AM
just a quick note to say i cant believe i lost 8lbs this week!!!!

04-02-2011, 09:17 AM
:balloons: Believe it, Faylene. Are you going to change your ticker?

04-02-2011, 09:19 AM
Great job!!!!!

04-02-2011, 09:44 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Linda, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom and will definitely include your family on my daily prayer list. :hug:

Ruth, sorry about the hearing tests...yes, I think it's inevitable for all of us. Take extra care on the road...even if you don't get to your destination on time.

Heidi, safe travels and hello to mom.

Matilda, I've got food prep today, too. Enjoy walking and your new thrift store.

Cyndi, have fun thrifting with mom. I got a nice oriental jacket at goodwill yesterday. It doesn't fit but I know it will at some point.

Kristen, it sounds like you have a busy day ahead, especially getting ready for your DS BD.

Twynn, funny about DD the boxer!

faylene, congrats! on 8 pounds down!

Me, riding my bike down to breakfast with mom. Then I think I'll see how the rototiller works over here….I may just exercise my fingers and tell DH what I want done. I did the major veggie stock up yesterday and still have a lot of washing to do.

Enjoy your Saturday, everyone. :wave: to all who arrive later….don't think I'll have internet once I get home.

04-02-2011, 09:53 AM
im soooo surprised i lost 7lbs this week i post 8 but i miss counted... im so excited but yet still sooo far to go...tonite will be hard we have a pot luck supper at church tonite so i think i will eat before i got and hopefully that will help cuz we know there is no place like a church pot luck to find lots of carbs!! everyone have a great day

04-02-2011, 09:54 AM
Good morning.

Ruth - Our dog used to pull to go to the vet/kennel too. Sorry about your hearing.

Linda - :hug: So sorry about your mom.

Faylene - Woo hoo!

Debbie - Haven't pulled my bike out yet, but soon, I expect.

Dinner out tonight with friends. Already checked the menu for my best options. This will be my third meal out in a week and I did great at the other two so am planning a trifecta.

Have a great weekend everyone! BBL

04-02-2011, 01:02 PM

Sorry I have not been around this week. It has been busy with my husband's family here. We have been having a lot of fun and eating a TON. This definately was not a week that I was on plan. My brother-in-law is a chef and makes yummy food. It is all good because next week I am going to head back to Phase 1. Today Tanner has practice and then his first performance of Alice in Wonderland. It is especially exciting since the family gets to see it.

I hope everyone has a great Saturday!!


04-02-2011, 02:27 PM
Hello everyone. It has been a busy one for me so far today. Got up went to the gym, went to an open house with several vendors, took my daughter to a bday party, now Im waiting to head out to a baby shower, then pick dd up and get home so their father can ppick them up for the night. Tonight my boyfriend will be grilling us Filet Mignon and BBQ Shrimp along with fresh asparagus and I will make a side salad. YUMMY!

Tomorrow I will be taking our dog to caught up on his shots as he is flying out Monday courtesy of a small dog rescue to his new home in New Jersey. I know he will be much happier but he has been my baby for 5 years. We just can't trust him around the kids anymore. He bit my dd a few weeks ago and now she is afraid of him. ): Hopefully I will have time to hit the gym and if not I will be hitting the exercise on the Wii with Wii Fit Plus and EA Active Sports.

Linda - you and your family will be kept in my prayers! Never lose Hope as long as she has got the will to fight!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

04-02-2011, 03:56 PM
Linda - Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Running from one tournament to another - everyone be well. SPRING IS COMING - HOLD ON!

04-02-2011, 09:58 PM
Heidi - Happy weekend. How much snow did you get? A friend near the coast got almost a foot and had a 12 hour power outage :eek:

We got about a foot of wet, heavy stuff. Lots of power outages in the area but we didn't loose power at all. There was warmer air after the storm and when we left this morning the snow was already melting. We were joking that it might be all gone by the time we get back tomorrow night. ;)

It's so nice here (central Mass). I took a walk late this afternoon and was comfortable with a sweatshirt rather than a winter jacket. That sure felt good!

04-03-2011, 08:16 AM
Good morning all,
I hope everyone had a great day yesterday. My day was very productive and last night we watched The King's Speech which was excellent! At the thrift store I got 3 bathing suits for my son (in camp in the summer he swims each day, so we need multiple bathing suits) for about $3-4 each and a pair of Keen shoes for $5.99! The shoes look like they have been worn maybe 3x.

Today - church, friends coming over, and then just winding down for the week. Ruby's on tonight and I always watch that on Sundays, plus two new series' starting that I'm recording - The Borgias and The Killing. That's about it. I'm hoping that there will be leftovers from lunch that I can bring to work this week so I don't have to think about it so much. Hope everyone has a great day!

04-03-2011, 08:45 AM
Good morning :coffee2: Off to breakfast with the parents soon then on the road back home. It looks like a perfect day for a drive over the mountains. Meanwhile DW is off on a bird chase because, of course, there's a crazy rare bird sighting near home.

Mathilda - your day was much more successful than mine. I found a biking top and a birding shirt and a couple of pairs of jeans for DW, not so much for two days shopping. My brain is stuck between winter and summer and I can't decide what to buy. I'm also stuck between cute fun tops and grown-up clothes.:dizzy:

Hope everyone has a taste of this real spring weather and you can enjoy it.

04-03-2011, 09:04 AM
Good morning girls,

Matilda and Cyndi, you girls make me want to go thrifting again, but I never seem to have luck there. One of my friends is always finding some great bargains but all the good stuff is gone whenever I go. I guess it's hit-or-miss.

I had a good day yesterday, though. Jake and I went to NJ to visit my DD, and we all decided to go out for a nice lunch and some shopping in Chestnut Hill, which is a lovely, quaint suburb of Phila. with lots of quirky shops and boutiques. I mostly window-shopped until we went into Penzey's, where I stocked up on my favorite spices and herbs. :)

I'm heading over to visit my parents for a while this morning, and then little Tyler will be coming over to entertain us this afternoon while Andrea and Amber are at a Girl Scout event. I'd better look in the freezer to see what I can pull out for dinner, since I know they'll all be here.

04-03-2011, 09:09 AM
A quick Hello from Massachusetts! :wave:

04-03-2011, 09:50 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

We've been up puttering around. Yesterday morning was chilly and I commented I was excited for the morning we would go out and feel some warmth in the air-we got it this morning. It felt good and when Rudi needed a little assistance it was great not to have to worry about the stairs being slick.
Today we will go to brunch with mom. I do quite well with food choices there. Then hopefully a quiet day at home.

Have a great day everyone!

04-03-2011, 02:53 PM
Morning "fat" chicks :wave: Yes, I used the dreaded "f" word but let's face the truth, most of us wouldn't be on this beach if we didn't have a "fat" problem. We are here because we want to learn how to get rid of the fat and become more healthy and wise in the process. So perhaps it is important to every once in a while acknowledge that we are (or were in some successful cases) "fat".

Ruth, sorry about your hearing loss but let's face facts, it will probably happen to most of us as we get on in years and if that is the worse that comes our way, we are better off than most. I can just see you with your ear horn LOL.

Linda, so very sorry about your mom's result but it sounds like she has a very strong family standing with her. :hug:

Heidi, hope you are having a good visit with your mom and a safe trip both ways.

Matilda and CyndiM, hope you all had a great time at the thrift stores. Out here the yard sales have started up and I enjoy going to them but don't like going by myself and DH doesn't like to go so need to round up a ladyfriend I guess.

Matilda, Sounds like you hit paydirt at the thrift store. I haven't seen The King's Speech yet but it is on my list of must sees.

kmac, happy birthday to you youngest GS is the same age. He just grew 2 1/2 inches in the past few months. Tall and thin.

mamma, :congrat: on losing those 7 lbs!

Debbie, There is no way I could operate our rototiller! You go girl!

Tanner'smom, Life happens so enjoy it but climb right back up here as we are all here waiting.

Vking, It's so hard to give a dog away but sounds like you are doing the right thing. Our daughter raised a guide dog puppy and I was the one who had to take her back to the guide dog folks for her final training. Talk about hard but it was the right thing to do.

DH and I went to GS3's first baseball game of the season yesterday and got to sit out in the sun and soak up those rays all afternoon. It felt sooo good. He is pretty active in sports and right now is running track and playing baseball. He just finished soccer and in a few months will start his football practice. We try not to miss any of his games so it definitely keeps us on the road as he lives about an hour away and then some of the game locations are a lot further than that.

It is so pretty here today that I hope to be able to spend just a little more time soaking up some rays. Hope you all have just the right amount of fun, sun and willpower!

04-03-2011, 05:50 PM
Rose(TallandThin), hope you got some :sunny: today! For the record, our tiller is just a small one...and I'd prefer to have DH do it!

04-03-2011, 10:49 PM
Evening, ladies. Just popping in to say hi. Been busy since Thursday w/ celebratory dinners and helping my bestfriend move. Hope all is well w/ you beautiful ladies!!!