Alternachicks - YO! What are your "New Year's Resolutions?"

12-29-2002, 12:02 AM
I've never been one to make New Year's Resolutions, but this year is different. I've definitely made up my mind to start doing some things differently, this bout with the sinus infection has been a bit of a wakeup call. That, and the fact that I'm getting married this year, and I don't want to be a fat bride. That said:

Sabrina's 2003 Outlook


The next six months (and beyond, but I'll start with six months) are going to be ALL ABOUT ME. That's right, I'm being selfish -- I'm going to take the time and the energy to become the best possible me, and I'm not going to let my job or anything else stand in the way of this goal.

Specific Steps I Will Take:

1. I will get a massage at least once every two months. The stress relief this provides is worth the time and the money.

2. I will gradually get myself off of caffeine. I don't think drinking
six cups of regular coffee a day is doing my body any good ...

3. I will grow out this haircut and treat myself to a PROFESSIONAL highlighting job (instead of doing it myself
and botching it, as usual)

4. I will exercise in some way at least four times a week.

5. I will eat less processed foods, not cutting anything out,
but try to eat a lot more fruits and veggies.

6. I will treat myself to non-food rewards as I slowly and
sensibly lose 25-30 pounds, FOREVER.

Alright chicks, I've spilled my guts, what are YOU going to
do for yourself this year???


12-29-2002, 12:15 AM
I'm not making the usual "lose weight, exercise more" resolution, as that's my resolution each and every day and I often don't get it right, so why do I think I can set that as a goal for an entire YEAR? :snail:

But, I have given this some serious thought over the last few weeks, and I have decided on one resolution, definitely:

To have more sex. :D

Seriously. Hubby and I have been so stressed out over work and exhausted all the time and we've been spending less and less time together and more and more parked in front of the TV or the computer or sleeping. (and I have the sneaking suspicion this may have something to do with getting a bug wand instead of diamonds for Christmas)

And I'm with you, Sabrina, on making more time for ME, too. I've been pricing facials, as I'd like to start having professional facials once a month instead of my do-it-yourself at home jobbies, which are good, but a professional facial is heaven!

12-29-2002, 08:44 AM
Thanks for starting this, Sabrina! :)

Wildfire, you kill me. :lol:

Okay. The first six months of this year:

1. I will go to the gym at least 3 times a week. Despite depression.

2. I will draw up a meal schedule so that I am not constantly calling DH for take-outs or cooking out of boxes.

3. I will stick to the schedule for myself that I've worked out with my psychologist. If I'm going to pay 130 bucks an hour to talk to someone, I'd better damned well start taking her advice.

4. I will do the "Flylady" thing, and get my house organized.

5. I will renew my health card and get a physical.

6. I will go the dentist. :(

7. I will lose 24 pounds.

8. I will stay on top of my daughter's progress, and help her to reach for the 80 average she wants. But her mental health comes first.

9. I will go through my tupperware and throw out all containers with no lids.

12-29-2002, 07:37 PM
I love New Year's resolutions...I hope I can keep them this year!:lol:

1. To lose 10-20 more lbs.
2. To exercise regularly - cardio plus lifting weights.
3. To drink more water and green tea, less diet soda & coffee!
4. To work regularly and seriously at my writing.

That ought to be plenty, though I can think of more! Not worry about what my father thinks about my hair/clothes/general appearance. Not procrastinate. Clean house more often. Be more organized. Put things where I can find them. Plan ahead, panic less!

And lift weights...oh yeah, I said that already!;)


12-29-2002, 07:57 PM
Well, i definitely wnat to get serious about my health this year, but I am AFRAID to make it a resolution since that usually fails for me. I think I need to think of it like a twelve step program, and deal with it one day (or one MEAL!) at a time.

Ellis-I love your #9!!! We really ARE twins!!!

Don't get grossed out folks, but my resolution is going to be to "get clean" more often. Even though my depression is much better than it was, that is one area where I could improve, and I'm sure that would help my mental health improve too!!! Shower more frequently and brush my teeth more regularly. I've already been doing better with the showers, so on to the teeth........

12-29-2002, 08:15 PM
Oh, Den... I was just waiting for you to say that. You're so brave. You're my heroine. :D
Okay, me too.
I'm actually brushing my teeth more often, but only because they hurt!
I was thinking of washing my face at least once a day, too. Or do you think that's overdoing it? heh heh.
The only thing I'm really fanatical about is washing my hands.

I know all this sounds disgusting to you clean girls, but hygiene can be a REAL problem when you're depressed. And no... bathing does NOT cure us! (it just makes our families feel better, heh heh)

12-29-2002, 08:29 PM
I even LIKE to soak in a hot bath, but when I'm feeling bad I just stink quietly in the corner.........

How you know when you REALLY cat (Meggie) was giving me my wake up drill (pet me NOW!!) and she stuck her nose in my armpit and started CLEANING me!!!! Okay, it was cute (and it tickled!) but you know it is bad when you are grossing out the cat!!!

12-29-2002, 08:56 PM
>>>Okay, it was cute (and it tickled!) but you know it is bad when you are grossing out the cat!!!

Oh no, that IS bad. Considering that cats like to lick each others -- er -- butts. :)

S. :)

12-29-2002, 10:48 PM

(1) No late night snacking
(2) Eat proper low carb meals
(3) Stick to an exercise routine
(4) Drink more water
(5) Eat more fruit


(1) Establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle
(2) Organize my finances and paperwork
(3) Get a job in the Government
(4) Implement the Flylady plan in my house (right there with ya Ellis :) )
(5) Have more time for me :D
(6) Learn to just say "NO" to doing things that are not in my best interest and to not feel pressured by others or feel socially obligated to go out when I don't really want to.
(7) Get more in touch with my spiritual side-something I have been missing for a while now :(
(8) Read all the books that are piling up on my bedside table :lol:
(9) Have more sex :s:
(10) Brush up on my languages-if you don't use it you lose it :shrug:

12-30-2002, 08:17 AM
No no... it's DOGS that lick each others butts. Cats are sweet and clean (no offence, Ruthie), and lick each others FACES! Meggie just mistook you for a cat, Den. She loves you. :)

Oh... good ones, Mauvais...

10. Eat more fruit.

11. Clear out my massive filing cabinet.

12. Plough through a couple of dozen classics that I haven't read yet.

13. Frame and hang my favorite poems, pictures, and other stuff that's been sitting in boxes FOR YEARS!!

12-30-2002, 09:18 AM
I am enjoying this thread tremendously, even though I don't like to make resolutions - I tend to beat myself up when I don't live up to them - so I just try to make improvements each day in very small increments and acknowledge that my life is often overcome by events beyond my control.

A year later, I'll go back and see how I've done - usually there is some improvement somewhere :)

now Ellis....... about the dentist........if I can can make it too and I can help you through it :)

yeah and where do the lids go?? It never fails that some nights I am dog-tired and I'll go to put the leftovers away and.......more bowls than lids? what is up with that?

What is the Flylady plan?

Here's an idea on the showering thing.......when I start working from home, I noticed I was showering less often and spending my days in jammies..... It did start to have a pyschological impact - so I went out and bought little bottles of the yummiest shower gels I could find : "strawberry milkshake", "raspberry sorbet" "blueberry pie" - now I feel girly

Ok, now more sex would be good........DH is starting to grumble.

We have this little problem (Warning: could be TMI for some) -
He prefers 20 min. of sex about every other day, while I like an hour or more of sex about twice a week...... do you think this is common?:?:

Oh and speaking of sex......all these women in the news giving birth on the highways over the holiday.....ok, now I've never given birth myself....but if I felt strong pains, I would run to the hospital in a heartbeat........could be that I don't know what I'm talking about here :lol:


12-30-2002, 10:22 AM

You'll get organized. If you can stand the volume of emails. I filter mine so that some of them go into my trash. It's really working for me, though. I've thrown out tonnes of stuff, and can "clean" a room in about 10 minutes flat instead of studying it for a few days hoping the problem will go away. :lol:

Thanks, Terri... I'll let you know when I make my dentist appointment... I'll be needing major support. ;)

Sex? Now really... how many couples are actually COMPATIBLE when it comes to "who likes what"?
Like you, I prefer the "longer and less often". Quality over quantity. :D

12-30-2002, 11:07 AM
New Years Resloutions
Well, I really like the more sex one and actually hubby and I have already been working on that one. Woke me up at 5am for that this morning after getting it last night at bedtime, but I am not somplaining.
I am also going to start taking St Johns Wart at least til springtime. In Feburary I will start going to the tanning booths and getting some sun which they say is great for SAD.
I want to start cleaning my house more regular, thinking I might check into the FlyLady site a little more myself Ellis , thank you!
I am going to go for what I want, instead of waiting for it to come to me. Take charge of my life.
Of course I want to lose more weight, but that is a given. I WILL NEVER again weigh 270 lbs if I have anything to do about it. I also wish to inspire my hubby more as apparently I already have. I used to weigh much more than him, however, we both weighed ourselves last night and he is now 20 lbs heavier than me, I am scared for his health and I think he is too as he wants me to teach him how to lift weights and train him some. So that should in turn keep me motivated and on track.
I will continue to write more poetry as it is something I truely enjoy doing and helps me with my mood swings.
I have been getting my *** back to the gym the last few days, and that feels great. I have lost some ground however, I can not run as long as I was running, but I will get it back and than some.
I am going to do something, or buy something for myself at least once a month. I need to remember to take care of me first, before I can take care of others.
Well, it sounds like a tall order, but I think it is within reach. Hope you all have a wonderful New Year. I am going out with the people I love for New Years, and bring in the New Year right.
Peace and love to all

12-30-2002, 11:44 AM
Yes!! I'm going to get my hair cut more regularly. I finally found a style and a stylist I like, so i should keep it up!!

AND.... MORE SEX, MORE SEX, MORE SEX!! Usually I prefer more time, but sometimes I prefer a quickie...I like variety!!!

12-30-2002, 11:54 AM
Well, more sex is not on my list unless I decide to branch out and that would never do in this small town!

I am going to get stronger physically through walking and weights. With HArry declining, more and more physical stuff will be mine. The shoulder and wrist problems have set me back.

I will see more of my kids and grandkids - they are changing soooo fast I don't want to miss stuff.

Um....more later

12-30-2002, 04:02 PM
Every year I vow to lose weight, eat healthier, and exercise but somehow after about six weeks I am back to my old ways. The only two New Year's resolutions that I was very successful at were the last couple of years, where I promised to drink MORE alcohol in the upcoming year and also develop more female friendships.

I will have to think about resolutions for 2003.

12-30-2002, 07:00 PM
Ruth! :lol:

Hey, what happened to that beautiful photo of... was it Lucy or Hershey? Were you afraid you were going to find her on a porn site with a delectable body? :D

12-31-2002, 12:34 PM
Resolutions...I almost hesitate to make any, cuz I always seem to break 'em in pretty short order...but here goes...

Before the "lose weight" one, I think I will place the "get organized" one. I have been following Flylady too, and I find that the change in my attitude towards keeping my home has improved 100%, which tranlates into improved self esteem, which contributes got it! Self improvement! And weight loss is #1 on that list. When I feel good in my surroundings, I feel good about myself...and vice versa...I think I am rambling at this point, but somehow it makes sense to me, so I'll just keep on flying...imagine how much higher I'll go when I drop some of this weight! poor little wings!

12-31-2002, 07:20 PM
I have made a long list of my resolutions, but here are a few of them:

~Lose Weight
~Do one of my Tai Chi tapes once a week
~Bring Lunch to work at least 4 times a week, and eat it when I do bring it
~Keep in touch with people better
~Read at least one book a month
~Keep my house clean
~Pay off credit cards
~Go out and do something fun at least once a month
~Get a physical

There are about another 20, mostly small things just to keep me organized, and together.

Oh - and I like the more sex one that a few of you mentioned, but I have a snowball's chance in **** for that one. :p

12-31-2002, 07:30 PM
Nonsense, Squeak! What kind of attitude is that? I see sex in 2003 for you. :D

12-31-2002, 07:35 PM
Yup, Ellis. I was getting worried about her beautiful body on the net. There are other folks into inter-specied dating, you know.

NY's Resolution -
- find an avatar that is graphically potent, is of a Portie and meets with Ellis' approval.

- also, do more sewing. I have yards and yards of glorious expensive fabrics! Think heavy turquoise silk!

- keep in touch with my real life friends.

- keep out of local politics, no matter what!

- use my spa certificates wisely and keep going at least once a month

More later

12-31-2002, 07:41 PM
sniff. Ruth would rather spend time with her "real life friends" than with us. sniff.

Hey, me too on the sewing!! I'm going to make this gorgeous table cloth. The under layer will be green and will reach to the floor. The over layer will be "backed". The top will "fit" the top of the table, and will have long "points" reaching down almost to the floor. Red.
And I'll have a guillotine standing in the corner of the room for anyone who dares to spill anything on it.

01-01-2003, 04:46 AM
Ellis that was too funny. I actually sat here and laughed out loud...a computer first for me. And Ruth...interspecies two are really...uh...really...ummmm...warped. Yeah, that's the word, warped.

My ambitious resolutions for 2003

***continue to lose weight***
***continue to exercise, go to gym at least 3X per week***
***actually use the yoga dvd that I bought last month***
***eat healthy, thoughtfully, keep caloric intake reasonable***
***eat a vegetarian diet (started that a few months ago, mostly for health but
also, lately grossed out by eating flesh...still eating dairy,eggs,fish)***
***work 20 clinical hours per week, and GET PAID, ie. don't take any more sliding
fee patients (I have more than anyone else in the practice)***
***keep up with paper work and telephone calls from work***
***generate enough referrals to feed practices of newer clinicians and become
more of an asset to the be a rainmaker
***pay off credit card debt***
***have more sex...yeah, girls, I like that one too***
***spend quality down time with my partner and daughter***
***see my dad at least once a week***
***finish my started "projects", quilt for our bedroom, scrap book for DD's
godmother who took us to Florida, scrapbook for ourselves of trip to Florida,
scrapbook of Dad's mementos from WWII, prayer shawl for my dear friend
Joyce in honor of her retirement, and that darn table I started refinishing
when we were getting the kitchen refinished***
***keep the house organized and clean***
***post pictures of my kitchen on web for you girls to finally see!***
***work on getting domestic partner benefits through DP's union at work***
***look into info about getting a PhD***
***lose 9 more pounds by my birthday to leave the 170's and
break into the 160's***
***get DD to bed by 9pm the latest on school nights***
***get enough sleep myself so I'm not semi-comatose in the morning***

ummm...I think that is enough for now....onto my five year plan!


01-01-2003, 10:58 AM
Woo Hoo! I LOVE what you see Ellis. ;) Now to find someone to have sex with...

01-01-2003, 05:18 PM
I won't financially support the evil vending machine at work ever again (the diet Coke one, maybe but the one with chocolate bars will never again get a quarter, loonie, or toonie from me!).

01-01-2003, 05:46 PM
In addition to my fitness resolutions & writing resolutions I resolve to get on with the craft projects I go on & on about to the excitement of the girls (when they are listening) & the cynical eyebrow-lifting of the DH (after which I pounce grumpily whining "don't you BELIEVE me!") -- I will conquer my sewing-machine & knitting-needle anxiety. And finish up the 7000 half-baked afghans lying around the house.

I will use ALL the yarn I have collected in bags & bags. Well, SOME of it. Yeah, I will! It's New Year's Day and I can dream, can't I?


01-01-2003, 06:16 PM
Lidian... Merrylegs is going to help you with those knitting projects. :D

01-01-2003, 10:05 PM
Don't count on it, Ellis. My oldest project is a baby blanket from before my DD was born - she's now in 3rd year university. How's that for procrastination?

01-02-2003, 02:55 AM
Thank you Lidian and Merrylegs for sharing the pathology...and Lidian, ah yes the dream.
Okay, I ate meatballs for dinner...well, come on, they don't look anything like a cow...oy vay...a friend invited us for a casual buffet dinner...I started with a salad and chickpeas but those darn meatballs kept calling my name. Then I ate a donut for dessert! It tasted just like the twenty donuts I ate during the nine days that the guys were here remodeling my kitchen.

Remember those donuts, the ones I had to buy for the work crew because I'm a nice, sweet, kind, homemaker and, okay, yeah, I know, I kicked the one guy in the nuts when he tried to reach for the last cream filled...I mean who paid for the friggin things anyway. I mean, am I right? Hospitality is one thing but he didn't have to grub up the last one. Geez Louise. Men. No manners at all.

Okay, tomorrow I'll get back on program. Probably won't have time for the gym but I'll do my crunches and get some walking or dancing in...depending on the weather.

Love, Soozie

01-02-2003, 10:40 AM
Soozie, have you been drinking? Speaking of kitchen renovations, WHERE THE HECK ARE THOSE PHOTOS?! :lol:

Merrylegs... :lol:

I thought of a resolution last night... what the heck was it...
OH! Taking my contact lenses out at night!

01-02-2003, 01:29 PM
Welcome MerryLegs! :wave:

01-02-2003, 01:44 PM are some of my New Years Resolutions.....

****eat healthier
****exercise 5-6 times a week and that means going to the gym and using my membership
****taking better care of myself
****saving money
****trying to be better at not letting the small things get to me
****being a better mom
****being a better wife
****get together with my friends twice a month

That's all I can think of now. I know there is more! LOL

01-02-2003, 02:41 PM
I am sitting here still chuckling at the doNUT comment. Good for you! How dare he try to take your last donut! No class at all. Sooooo funny. Oh how many times have I wanted to kick some men there. Geeeeeez!

01-02-2003, 09:54 PM
REALLY!!! He should KNOW better than to take your favorite doughnut Soozie!! Or ANY for that matter!!! I mean he should have UNDERSTOOD that you bought those doughnuts "for them" meaning HANDS OFF!!!



01-02-2003, 09:57 PM
Drinking... drinking...
Actually, I could use a drink myself. Except I've got this raging stomach flu headache, and I think the top of my head is going to blow off.
Seriously, though... doesn't it SOUND as though she's been drinking? Either that or she's been having a lot of sex lately and is completely delirious.

01-02-2003, 10:00 PM
Either way I'D like to be feeling that good!!!

Sorry you have that flu sweety. How long have you been sick? Is the rest of your family healthy yet?

01-02-2003, 10:32 PM
I'm on my second day. Thank you. :) All I have left is the raging headache and the aching muscles from puking.
DD is sick. The boys are FINE!! They've already had it.
DD and I just want to lie around and die, but the boys are full of beans. They're resentful of us being ill, and are driving us NUTS!!

01-02-2003, 10:49 PM
Thank you all for the big warm welcomes!! I decided today that my New Year's resolution for NEXT year will be to do the Polar Bear swim on New Year's day. I've always promised myself I'd do it! :dizzy:

Ellis - sorry to hear you've been barfy, hope you're soon fine again.

Dentrassi - how nice to meet another Marmite fan! I was born in England and have been eating it for my entire life. When DH and I first got together, he made me toast and marmite with the marmite slathered on like peanut butter! He has now been properly educated in the art of spreading sparingly.:lol:

Soozie - I will be virtuously knitting the sweater I started 3 years ago tonight while we're watching the hockey game on the tube. The baby blanket can keep till first grandchild (heaven forbid)

01-03-2003, 08:19 AM
Thank you, Merrylegs. :) I love your resolution for next year!

01-03-2003, 07:47 PM
Merrylegs-THANK GOODNESS!! ANOTHER MARMITE FAN!!! My Mom is from England, and she raised me on it too (and i'm raising my kids on it.) LOVE it on toast, but as you say, sparingly!!!

TO ALL THE REST OF YOU-I was GOING to say i'd get a new avatar and stop teasing you, but I changed my mind!!! (big raspberry)

01-03-2003, 08:04 PM
Oh, poop on the two of you!

01-03-2003, 09:37 PM
Ellis, let us lead you down the path of marmite enlightenment!:D

01-03-2003, 09:39 PM
Ellis- that's exactly what marmite tastes like to me :lol:

01-03-2003, 09:45 PM
Me, too! Merrylegs, we have been down the road to enlightenment, and it tastes like roofing tar. ;)

01-03-2003, 09:49 PM
Nothing wrong with roofing tar, as long as you spread it thinly:D

01-03-2003, 10:16 PM
You girls are sick, SICK I say! Marmite my *ss! I have never tried it and have no desire. Just the sounds of it makes me queasy. I have never in my life heard so many discussions on such a lame subject, however, we all seem to comment on it. MARMITE!!! DIE ALREADY!!

01-03-2003, 11:22 PM
Yeah....those donuts were in my territory...
I'm going to go work on one of my scrapbooks cause of you
Love you girls.

01-04-2003, 12:04 AM

01-04-2003, 12:22 AM
:rolleyes: Marmite :eek: :fr: :yikes: :p

01-04-2003, 08:56 AM
I think some of these girls need a Marmite intervention. It is scarey! Den, put down the jar and step away.

01-04-2003, 10:11 AM
M:smug: A:love: R:dance: M:flow1: I:cloud9: T:queen: E:angel:

01-04-2003, 10:34 AM
Temporarily off the marmite topic, another New Year's resolution:

to use up all the 1/2 used hair and beauty products that are cluttering up my bathroom, including all those little free samples and trial sized things! That should take the whole year.

01-04-2003, 11:23 AM
So we're back to Marmite, eh? It seems to be a pretty compelling topic! I wonder if it is high in calories, because if it is, I can feel good about resisting eating it!:lol:

Merrylegs, those are very good resolutions! I too have a large basket of teeny soaps and shampoos that I never use. I just love taking them when we stay at a motel! And I have about 10 kinds of hair-straightening creams/gels but I never use them, they gunk up my hair somehow. Maybe I will just get rid of all but one (for emergencies of humid weather). And I too am going to knit something this year, by golly - and finish crocheting those afghans that I started 3 years ago!:)

Ellis, hope you are feeling better!

Den, I think your avatar is very cute, don't change it! I may not like M******, but I do like the little jar! And it certainly has led to some lively discussions!


01-04-2003, 02:48 PM
ACTUALLY, Marmite is low in fat and calories and high in B vitamins......... it is the PERFECT food!!!

01-04-2003, 05:53 PM
If it'll get rid of a UTI, I'll eat it!
I've had this darned thing for three days now!! I'm SICK of drinking cranberry juice!

01-04-2003, 06:24 PM
Ellis, according to a urologist I used to work with, you need to drink about 5 gallons of cranberry juice a day to nix a UTI, which is darn near impossible. Sounds like you need antibiotics...or marmite!

01-04-2003, 06:52 PM
I know, I know... thank you, Merrylegs. I actually haven't had a full blown one for YEARS! But I can feel them starting occasionally, and I've always been able to fend them off with lots of water and cranberry juice. Obviously this one ISN'T going to go!!
You're right... I'd better get to my doctor. I just needed the push. Thanks, hon...

01-04-2003, 07:10 PM
(will somebody let me know what the ingredients are in Marmite?)

(how do you describe the taste? salty?)

Curious Terri

01-05-2003, 12:59 AM
Marmite's ingredients:

Yeast extract, salt, dehydrated carrots and onions, spice extracts.

I'd say it's savoury, salty and delicious. You put just a tiny scraping of it on toast or bread. Most people use too much the first time and hate it. It's gross if thickly spread.

01-05-2003, 09:11 PM
I was watching "THE YOUNG ONES" DVD set and on one (sample) episode of ANOTHER sitcom that Mayall and Edmondson did (BOTTOM) they referred to "Marmite flavored condoms"!!!!

...reminds me of Ruth's old boyfriend...

01-05-2003, 09:12 PM
oh, now that is too bloody much!

01-05-2003, 09:14 PM

01-05-2003, 09:19 PM
I LOVE the Young Ones. :)

They were on Comedy Central for awhile and I caught a few episodes. It was a trip. I was hoping they would show it on BBC America. So far a lot of Monty Python, and Changing Rooms.

01-05-2003, 09:22 PM
Squeak-LOVE Monty Python too!!! Have never seen the other show.

Ellis-Actually, flavored condoms is a disgusting idea REGARDLESS of the flavor.
I REALLY don't want latex in my mouth. Besides, I already have too much of a
food/sex/love confusion going on.....

01-05-2003, 09:30 PM
YUCK, Barf...marmite flavoured's a travesty.

The only things as funny as Monty Python is Fawlty Towers!:D

01-05-2003, 09:52 PM
Changing Rooms is one of those silly decorating shows. It is reasonably entertaining.

As for flavored condoms - haven't tasted them, but flavored massage oil is pretty good. Though if your hair is long, and could get in the way, pull your hair back, otherwise it ends up sticky.
Chocolate body frosting is pretty damn yummy too. It even comes with a paint brush :)

Not that I know *anything* about either... :o

01-05-2003, 10:19 PM
You little Devil you. YOu go girl!

01-05-2003, 10:26 PM
wwwwwwwwwhell!! I am frankly SHOCKED and disappointed in you, Squeak! I had no IDEA you were up to such titillating high jinks!! ;)
the heck with the paintbrush... just give me a spoon!

01-05-2003, 10:35 PM
Alas I am no longer up to such fun things.

The paintbrush is fun because it kinda tickles too.

and now that I have no real use for the frosting - trust me I have already thought about just eating it with a spoon.

01-05-2003, 10:50 PM
I STILL maintain that "Find the Chocolate Covered Cherry" is the best!!!

OR, filling your navel with your lover's favorite liqueur. (Except mine blew out during my last pregnancy, so I can't do that any more!!!)

DH says i should clarify that it was my NAVEL that blew out, and NOT my lover....but I kinda like the confused message........

01-05-2003, 11:01 PM
Now look here... is your DH leaning over your shoulder reading about our sex secrets?!

I like the confused message, too. :lol: In fact, I think it would make an EXCELLENT poem.

01-05-2003, 11:02 PM
What's a travesty, Marmite or flavored condoms? :lol:

01-05-2003, 11:06 PM
NEITHER are decent!!

01-05-2003, 11:08 PM
I mean, neither IS decent! :D

01-05-2003, 11:09 PM
I think...

geez, I think it's time to go to bed...

01-06-2003, 09:30 AM
I have done things with chocolate covered cherries too. That was fun.

And alcohol too. That can be interesting, but only if the other person is drinking something you also like. "Honey you taste like scotch" "Is that a good thing?" "Um, well, it's different..." He drank & shared something else - Blackhaus - :T, I was happier.

01-06-2003, 11:32 PM
Anyone still working on their resolutions?

So far I have since January 1 stopped my late night snacking and have tried to eat more fruit and veg. Also doing okay with drinking water.

I have started working on #2 on my goal list which was to organize my finances and paperwork. Went to the bank on the weekend and sorted out my bank accounts by switching over to a no-fee account and a savings account that gives higher interest, all the bills are paid up for the month so I guess that is a good start :)

#4 was to Implement the Flylady plan in my house and I have started by participating in the Flylady declutter challenge and have thrown a bunch of junk out that I have no idea why I was keeping :rolleyes:

#10 was to brush up on my languages- I picked up a catologue of night school courses and I am trying to decide which one I am taking.

So far so good :D

01-07-2003, 08:37 AM
Mauvais, you are doing great!! :cb:

My house is still shot, but I'm going to get onto my resolutions later this week. Still feeling weak from the flu, but I'm going to the gym again today. Which is most important.

01-08-2003, 12:08 AM
I guess its appropriate to discuss sexual hijinx in the resolutions thread since so many of us made that a have more sex...

I haven't been doing great with mine. Did go to the gym yesterday and today! Yeah, Have been more conscious of what I am eating...but, have slipped quite a bit in the evenings...just chowing down all sorts of stuff. Have worked more hours and am really busy with work...worked a bit on one of the, as this is January 7th I guess I shouldn't be too hard on myself and should conmend myself on getting that much done.

More to do though.

Chocolate covered what could you possibly do with those???

:chin: ... ;) ... :s: ... :no: ... :yes: ... :fr:

01-08-2003, 10:46 AM
You She-Devil you! YOu go girl. Cherries!!! Well, off to the grocery store!

01-08-2003, 04:34 PM
What I did with them wasn't all that interesting, I am way more interested in Den's "find the Chocolate Covered Cherry" Game. That sounds interesting :s:

01-09-2003, 02:21 PM
YUP!! The one time I encourage DH to eat them instead of hogging them all!!

01-09-2003, 04:16 PM
I'd like to know what you say when the kids accidentally walk in on you. :D

01-09-2003, 07:39 PM
You girls! :rolleyes:

I installed a Spanish learning program in the computer this evening :) I am planning on brushing up this winter, I want to work on my French and Italian too as they are a bit rusty from underuse. The good news is I am still good enough to be able to read, understand and eavesdrop on people's conversations :s: :lol:

01-09-2003, 09:24 PM
Mauvais, that's great! You're very inspiring. :yes:

01-09-2003, 09:32 PM
I registered for basic Italian lessons at nightschool, Mauvais. I start in a couple of weeks. DH was born in Canada, but his first language was Italian. He keeps trying to teach me, but he only speaks it, doesn't write it. I'm a visual learner, and can only remember something if I can see it in writing. Ciao, bella.:lol:

01-09-2003, 11:33 PM
Thanks Ellis!

Good for you Merrylegs! :D I've had a to do list going for the past couple of years and I have decided that 2003 is going to be the year I actually do those things I've been talking about. :)

01-10-2003, 07:46 AM
Merrylegs, you clever girl! I'm married to a French-Canadian, but I'm far too lazy to learn another language at this point. On the other hand, my old Dad has been taking Spanish lessons for the last 5 years or so. Maybe I'll do something similar in later life.

01-10-2003, 08:58 AM
Well, one of my unpublished resolutions was to clean up after dinner COMPLETELY before going to bed. So far, I've done it every night. It sure is nice to wake up and go into a spotless kitchen.

01-10-2003, 09:04 AM
Hey Ruth, sweetie! Where have you been!? Low carb, huh? We just don't attract as well. :cry:
Congratulations on sticking to your spotless kitchen resolution!

I'm looking on the Internet for recipes for one that I can freeze. Instead of buying all these darned Lean Cuisines, etc. I have no imagination. And no cooking skills. :rolleyes:

01-10-2003, 10:10 AM
Well, Ellis, it's easy to clean up if you just lift the dog up onto the kitchen counter. Then you just put stuff away. :D

I've been busy answering newbie questions about Low Carb and post-Christmas crap. Got over the N thing fast - I hope.

Today I am going to buy a new PC so you may never see me again if I goof on connecting it!

01-10-2003, 10:38 AM
Oh Ruth
I am so envious. This old clunker, I m sure will die on me one of these days, but can not afford a new one right now. Maybe by fall, if I can hold on that long. Good for you, enjoy it!