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05-03-2011, 04:37 PM
Hello! This thread is for those who would like to Chat with others who weigh in on Thursday, or for those who used to weigh in on Thursday, or those who have never dreamed of weighing in on Thursday. It is for EVERYONE!!!!! This group is a wonderful group of women. I haven't been here for a while because of Health problems, but I hope I start making it back soon!!

Hope no one minds I started the May thread.

How is everyone doing? Life has slowed down a bit for a few days for me. Whew!

Still on track, should be down some more at WI tonight. Need to decide on a final goal. Gonna think it over after I hit 145.

Happy May everyone and have a good week. :carrot:

05-03-2011, 08:10 PM
Hi all,
Janelle, thanks soooooo much for starting us off this month. No one minds you starting us off.
It's so strange that these months are going by so fast. :o

We got back from the beach last night. I'm so tired. I haven't unpacked the case yet. Larry was off today and we just hung out. Tomorrow things will get back to normal. I have no idea what I weigh and really don't want to look at the scales. :lol: :lol:

How is everyone doing?
If you are new here, please come in and stay---forever! :D


05-03-2011, 10:44 PM
WI tonight. Up, .4 Grr! I know it's only 4 ozs. but irritates me. I weigh at home every morning and write it on a calendar above my scale. I was down 1.8 from last week this morning. So was expecting to be down tonight.

After some reflection, I realize, I've been on track, but eating more salty foods, and I started lifting weights, which can cause water retention. Plus I tend to lose good for 4-5 weeks and then I stall out.

So no worries, will wait for my body to catch up!:D

05-03-2011, 10:51 PM
On a positive note, this is my second time around with ww. Started back at 173. I finally got my 10% tonight. Should have gotten that 5 pounds ago. Our leader is a little slow on the draw.

But I'll take it. And I"m doing the walk it challenge. Walked 4.4 miles on Sunday. Woof, that treck from my house to the At&t tower, the first half all uphill is a walk! I'm walking a 5k on Memorial Day Weekend with my sis. :D

maureen kempster
05-04-2011, 06:26 AM

that's great-good for you. glad things have slowed down a bit for you.

Where's everyone?

Still in training mode and feeling really under the gun. Don't like it one bit

talk to you all later


05-04-2011, 04:44 PM
I'm so slow today. I have to get going tomorrow with exercising.
Today, I'm emptying the case and washing. Such a drag!
Also, I went to the store and bought healthy things.

Let's talk!

05-05-2011, 09:26 AM
Good morning! Gonna workout today! Sun is shining finally! Yay!

05-05-2011, 11:42 AM
Just a quick fly by to say hi! Gotta run. Having lunch with a girlfriend!

Have a nice day!

05-05-2011, 01:08 PM
Hi group, :D

I just got back from my last appt. with the surgeon. I'm healed. :carrot: Really, the soreness that I still have will stay with me. It's better now so I won't be going back ever again!!!

I'm OP tody. :dance: I'm meeting my sister for lunch - Chinese but I'm getting veggie dumplings. Yummy!

Anyone have any new recipes for me to try?????


05-07-2011, 08:59 AM
Good morning. Work till noon today, then off to get a load of old hay for garden mulch. Supposed to be a nice spring day. I'm planning on playing outside in my garden.

05-07-2011, 01:34 PM
Happy Saturday!!!
I really would like a new recipe to try for supper. Anyone have one? :^::^::^:

--Maureen, you are so smart learning all that new stuff. I'm sure it is stressful but you can do it!!!
--Susan, we miss you! How is your mother doing? Are you down there this weekend?
--Mimi, Are you working tomorrow, too? I remember that you worked on Easter.
--Jeanne, how did Bob's MRI turn out? I can't believe y'all are moving to another house. When will that happen?
--Janelle, you will have fun this afternoon. Has it slowed down at work yet?
--Tammy, I miss you. How many more treatments?
--Dori and farmgirl----where are you two?????

Larry and David are taking me out to eat tomorrow. We're going to a steak place They have a K-Bob that is so good! It has steak pieces and lots of veggies.
David likes to get me gift cards. I can't wait to see if I get one tomorrow. :)


05-07-2011, 05:23 PM
BTW Jeanne, what are you making now for Sweet Baby Depot?????

05-08-2011, 07:48 AM
Good Morning Everyone & Happy Mothers Day!

Tina - ahhhhh, I can't believe we are moving either. We were suppose to buy bobs moms house several years ago....you might have remembered that, and we backed out at the last minute because of the AMOUNT of our house pym. Well, when his grandfather died last month, we were approached about buying that one. CHEAP!!!!!!! Soooooo, we did! Now we are going to "flip" it. But we will live in it and sell ours! :(:DSad & happy all in the same breath! lol! I'm sooooo sure once we start, (monday) I will be totally happy! lol:D:carrot:
I will keep you posted with pictures.
Here is one of the old kitchen........and there is a pic of the GOING to be New Kitchen.......

PS - We will start remodeling this coming week sometime.

maureen kempster
05-08-2011, 09:17 AM
happy Mother's Day to all too

Jeanne, keep us updated on the transformation.
let's all have a great day


05-08-2011, 11:26 AM
I also wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day!!!!!

05-09-2011, 10:20 PM
Hope everyone had a good day yesterday.
David gave me gift cards which I love!!!

Today I stayed OP. One down and more to go. :carrot:

05-10-2011, 07:50 AM
Good morning everyone! Hope everyone is good! I'm heading out for a walk. Then, laundry and grass mowing and lunch with another friend this afternoon. We aren't doing anything at the house today!!!!!! Bob is on 16 hours today.....

Tina - Bob's MRI.....(I'm sorry, I missed that you had asked) it showed a tear. He was going to get surgery in June. But..........he can't stay away from the remodel of the house and he has the opprotunity to work all this OT so he is going to "try" and put it off until Nov. (Then he will be off for Thanksgiving)

Have a great day my friends!:hug:

05-10-2011, 11:40 PM
Tammy---Happy Birthday, yesterday!!!!!

05-11-2011, 12:53 AM
Happy Birthday Tammy!

Hope all had a good Mothers Day. The hub didn't feel good, so we didn't do anything. One of my boys and his wife and baby stopped for awhile so I got my baby fix. Our other son lives about 70 miles away and with the price of gas, ick.
He did call and wish me HMD. Said he'll bring my gift when he comes down next week.

The house flipping sounds like fun. We did that once, a lot of work, but it was fun too.

Tina, yay for being healed up.

I was up .4 last week and down .8 this week. Hanging in solid right under 150. A minimum of 5 pounds to go and then I'll evaluate if I want to lose anymore or not. In the meantime I've started lifting weights. It's great to lose the weight, but I also lost the leverage these last 23 pounds gave me handling the big dogs at work. I need me some muscles!

05-11-2011, 10:11 AM
Janelle :bravo: I'm envious!!!! I would love to be down to 150ish.
:carrot: Keep it up!!!

05-12-2011, 10:13 AM
Good morning,
We had rain last night!!!!! Yes, that wet stuff actually fell from the skies for quite a while. Now maybe we will all get more and those nasty wild fires will stop!

Maureen, have you gone to that fancy dinner yet? What did you buy to wear? (You may have told us but I forgot.)
Mimi, what tapes are you using now?
Susan, how is your mother?
Jeanne, how's the house project?
Janelle, are y'all still really busy at work? How's your husband feeling?
Tammy, love you!
Dori and farmgirl, I haven't given up on hoping you two will post - soon!


05-12-2011, 06:58 PM
hello! hello! You ladies sure are quiet! I know, everyone is so busy! I hope everyone is healthy and families are good!

We are busy busy! I was on the phone all day yesterday! There is soooooooooooo much to do!!!!! The contractor we had give us an estimate came in at .......(drum roll).........$38,500!!!! hahahahhahaha......are you stinkin' kidding me?!?!??!!?!? I almost threw up!:p Sooooo, we had another guy in that is going to "help" us do the project for wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy less!!!! He is starting the first of next week! The sewer is getting done tomorrow morning and the electrician is coming tom. afternoon. The plan is to be in by july 1st!:^::^::^:

I'll keep you posted and after next week I will update with pictures on here or facebook. It is easier on fb because you can create an album so much faster.

Have a great night ladies!

05-13-2011, 04:57 PM
Happy Friday the 13th! :D :D :D

I didn't even know it was today. It never bothers me. :)

05-13-2011, 05:33 PM
TGIF! I'm off tomorrow, yay!

The boss's wife, whose been off playing for the last 5 months blew into the office yesterday. She looked at the vet tech, looked at me, and then struck her "pose" and with a huge grin on her face said, "Wow, you guys have aged!"

It was all I could do to not slap that grin clear to China. Funny thing is, I'm only 5 months older than her.

I wasn't offended, just astonished, she could be so rude. I know shes very selfish and self centered, but geez.

Her comment reminded me of this joke.

Southern Charm

Two informally dressed women happened to start up a conversation during an endless wait in the LAX airport.

The first lady was an arrogant California woman married to a wealthy man.

The second was a well mannered elderly woman from the South.
When the conversation centered on whether they had any children, the California woman started by saying, "When my first child was born, my husband built a beautiful mansion for me."

The lady from the South commented, "Well, isn't that precious?"

The first woman continued, "When my second child was born, my husband bought me a beautiful Mercedes-Benz.

Again, the lady from the South commented, "Well, isn't that precious?"

The first woman continued boasting, "Then, when my third child was born, my husband bought me this exquisite diamond bracelet.

Yet again, the Southern lady commented, "Well, isn't that precious?"

The first woman then asked her companion, "What did your husband buy for you when you had your first child?"

"My husband sent me to charm school," declared the Southern lady.

"Charm school?" the first woman cried, "Oh, my God! What on earth for?"

The Southern lady responded, "Well for example, instead of saying "Who gives a s**t?" I learned to say, "Well, isn't that precious"...

maureen kempster
05-13-2011, 07:14 PM
janelle - love it-
yes, Tina, our gala was 2 weeks ago. I just bought a dressy black skirt and a purple(light) glittery top. It worked out well.

I go to Calgary next saturday and stay with my oldest son & his wife for the weekend-it's a long weekend here in Canada. Sunday we'll be having brunch in Banff so be prepared for a lot of pictures-then they'll drive me up to Edmonton on the Monday. I'll be there until Saturday morning when I fly back to Ottawa.

I'm really looking forward to the holiday.

I hope we all have a great weekend



05-14-2011, 09:48 AM
Good Saturday Morning Everyone!

Janelle - too funny!

Nothing new to report here, although it is only 8:30 a.m. haha!:D

I've been staying OP! I opted not to get on the scale this past week! I will this thursday tho! my diverticulosios has been acting up! I just can't do grapes and I'm thinking strawberries bother it too! (the little seeds)?!?

The furnace/ac guy is coming today to give us a bid at the new house for a new furnace! We are hoping to get the guys in there early this week to start tearing things up! We have a nest with baby robins in it on the back porch! I TOLD EVERYONE TO LEAVE THEM THERE AND LEAVE THEM ALONE!!! hahah! I said nobody will be living there until July sometime, so they aren't bothering anything! Next spring, I'll stay on the birds before the nest is made! We had a nest on the front porch too! lol! No eggs or babies in it tho, so we took it down. They had mud, grass and twigs everywhere! lol

Bob is still working 88 to 96 hours a week! He had an appt. with his knee dr. and they drained the fluid and gave him a shot. He was to have surgery in June, but can't stay away from the house project. Soooooooo, he is going to baby it until after we move and then get scheduled for knee surgery in Sept. or Oct.

Kaitlin has a "new" guy friend! lol! I'm not allowed to call him her boyfriend ....... yet..... lol! She is so funny! I am just glad she is moving on and stopped crying over Ben (the old boyfriend)!

Jessica's Ben is going on vacation with us this year! I have to say I am a little worried for him. I think the beach will be hard for him. He has MS but is still very "mobile".....(not sure if that is the word I want to use)! He still works and drives and stuff. He falls a lot tho! Jess said the guys he works with, just help him up and keep on going. They never ever give him a hard time. I'm thinking the sand and the steps at our condo will be tough for him.

Well, I better get on the laundry and tidy up "this" house! lol

Have a great day everyone and drink that water and shake that booty!

05-14-2011, 07:38 PM
Wow, lots of information on here. Yea!!!

janelle, that's very funny. I was watching Food Network this morning and the woman was making her version of Southern pimento cheese sandwiches. She put everything in the food processor!!! It looked more like a dip. Then, she put mayo on the outside of the bread and grilled it! :dizzy::dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:

Maureen, it sounds like you will have a great time. Yes, I can't wait to see pictures.

Jeanne, you have so much info to tell us. :hug: I'm so glad Kaitlin has a new "friend." ;) Is Jess serious about your friend?
Tell us about your beach trip. Do you rent that condo every year?
Sorry you aren't feeling well. I've taken antibiotics for that.

Tammy, how many more treatments?

Susan, where are you????

Mimi, how is work? Does Dan like his job?

I went to Home Depot today and bought some mint. It smells soooooo good. I love it in my iced tea.
Everyone have a great rest of the weekend.

05-15-2011, 05:06 PM
Hi all,
Is this a quiet Sunday for everyone? I can't believe that it's already 3 p.m. Where did the afternoon go?!?!?!

Tomorrow I must exercise by doing something!
In the morning, I will go for the LAST blood test of my coumadin/warfarin. :carrot: :dance: :carrot: I will take the medicine tomorrow night and then I will be FREE.
So, tomorrow I'm going grocery shopping for Vitamin K foods that I haven't been able to enjoy.
I will have salads and more salads and dark green veggies and red fruits, and let's not forget all the tomatoes I can hold. :lol: Can you tell I'm excited about eating......and it will be healthy.
I have gained some weight because I could not eat enough good things. I don't care that they say everyone can eat within reason. Hogwash. If you want your blood to remain thin enough, you just forgo a lot of things.

Okay, I'm off my soapbox. :lol:
What is going on with everyone?

05-15-2011, 08:59 PM
Good Sunday evening everyone!

Long, quiet, boring day here!

Getting ready to watch extreme Home Make Over and then I'll try to stay awake until Bob gets home from work. I should be able to since I took a 3 hour nap today! lol

Finished up a Sweet Baby Depot order today, but....it has been very very quiet too!

Well, have a great night!

05-15-2011, 10:59 PM
I will not need to work out tomorrow. Spent 4 hours outside doing pre garden stuff.

Moved a big bed of Iris. Moved the mint, hub tilled the garden, planted the last of the liilies, planted the rosemary, elephant garlic, moved 4 raspberry bushes, I have a love/hate relationship with my shovel. Unloaded the fence, I got for free at the landfill. Fri nite, I hauled home some steel posts and borrowed the driver from my FIL to set some tresllis's for my climbing veggies. Woof, I'm feeling sore.

To top all of this off. The DH who had heart surgery in Jan and 1 follow up appt., since, has decided that since follow up care has been crappy, he would quit taking his meds. "can you say mind blowing stroke?" Can't convince him to start back up on meds and make an appt, with heart Dr. But he does have appt., with GP for another *pain*. Wants to ask for Viagra.

Dude, I love you, but you are 50+ years old, you have heart issues, Viagra, is not an issue right now. I just want you alive and healthy.

No wonder, I'm struggling with these lasr few pounds.

05-18-2011, 12:07 AM
Hi all,
Wow, Janelle, I'm sorry your husband isn't taking his meds. I don't understand why people do things like that!

What's going on with everyone else?

05-18-2011, 01:17 AM

Ok life has been crazy!! I spend 9 days in San Antonio with mom. She got out of rehab and I told my big sister I would come when mom got out. Got all the home health set up. Took her for her follow up with the doctor. Came back to go to school on Monday only to realize I have 2 weeks after this one!
They still haven't officially told me I will be at the senior high so I can't start packing. I know I'll be going so I think I will. Not looking forward to it!! The packing!!!

Went to the dietician yesterday, was down 2 pounds from last month. Good since I normally gain 5-6 when I go home!!!! She will plan for this month. Oh and I lost inches. It will be a slow process.

I promise I won't be a stranger! I've missed y'all. Oh and I don't line being the adult! I've decided I want to be a kid again.

05-18-2011, 09:15 AM
Good Morning Ladies!!!!!

Kicking up this weight loss thingie a little.......starting NOW!!!! urgh! I'm up since I've lost my job. And I'M MAD!!!!!:devil: Sooooo..........here goes!

Went to the mall yesterday and bought a new swim suit cover up and a couple of sundresses. Unfortunately......in a size bigger than what I was in. Urgh! I could have squeezed and forced myself in the size I was in....but....I wanted to be comfortable! lol Vaction is only a couple of weeks away. I'd rather stay home and supervise the re model! hahhaha! I bet the contractors wish I was going for more than a week!;)

Picked all the paint colors yesterday! Wow.....we are really stepping outside of our comfort zone. Our house now is all butter cookie with white trim. We have a country blue kitchen and a kahki colored bedroom. But....the new house is FULL OF COLOR! Yikes! I hope we aren't making a mistake!

I'm not going with the white kitchen. I'll post a pic when I decide tho!
We bought "some" new furniture too! We got a cherry sleigh bed and dresser for our room. Kaitlin will get our old set and the spare room will get her old set. We got a leather sofa and loveseat and 2 wing chairs for each side of the fireplace and then I got a glider rocker for me! And.....(lol) we got a coffee table and end tables. Something we couldn't have in the house we are in. It's just little bitty! :dizzy:

It is raining, raining, raining here! Yucky! I have to dump my dehumidifier every single day!!!!

I'm going for a walk....yes....in the rain! I must move!!!!!!

Hope everyone has a great day!

05-19-2011, 11:40 AM
Good morning,
Maureen, I'm sure you are excited about your trip. Yes, we want to see lots of photos!

Susan, it's so nice to hear something from you. hint.hint..hint.. :hug: I've been wondering about your mom. It's great that you were able to help set up everything. Been there/done that!

Jeanne, you are so busy. How long will you live in the new home before trying to sell it?

Mimi, miss you girl! :(

Tammy, how much longer on chemo?

Janelle, how is your husband doing? Has he started back on his meds?

Dori, miss you so and wonder how school and your family are doing.

I'm going out to Larry's job today. The BIG boss and the manager are taking us out to lunch for Larry's work anniversary. Steak!!!


05-19-2011, 01:18 PM
Hi Tina!!! We're going to stay there! We actually have already had an offer on the house we are living in now. Keep your fingers crossed and say a prayer!


05-19-2011, 11:00 PM
Sounds like life is a bit crazy all around right now!

Good news, I have officially lost 25 pounds!:carrot: And I'm keeping to my gym schedule!

Called hubs heart dr. about follow up, they said we were supposed to make on in 3 months. Oops. that's over. Talked to DH, will be making appt.

Then he had appt. with GP about other chest pain. More x-rays. :dizzy: GP says, it's either torn cartilage between his breast bone and ribs or a tumor. God deliver me. My husband, as much as I love him is a drama queen. :?: He's sworn for all the 35 years we've been together that, he has a tumor or cancer. :dizzy:

In the mean time, I finally went to the Dr. for the rash I've had on my back for 3 years. Don't really know what it is, but insurance didn't cover the script. $60! Woof, that stuff better cure my back, stretch marks and make the girls defy gravity!

On another note, went to take my break out in my pick up Tues. morning, out back of the vet hospital where I work, one of many of the resident feral cats, that the neighbor feeds, decided to crawl through the 3 inches of my rolled down window and PEE in the cab of my truck! It's war now!

Don't get me wrong, I don't hate cats. I have one I really love, but when your start peeing in my truck, you are on the endangered species list. I've worked there for 6 years, there are off the top of my head at least 10 resident feral cats. WE drug out the live trap and are trapping and euthanizing the feral cats.

I don't feel good about it, but, after spending 2 hours yesterday afternoon in the pouring rain, shampooing and scrubbing and cleaning out my truck, and it still smells like tomcat pee, all bets are off!

05-20-2011, 06:55 PM
MAUREEN--have a great vacation!!! :carrot:

janelle, sorry about your truck!

Everyone have a great weekend.......


maureen kempster
05-22-2011, 08:56 AM
I made it to Calgary yesterday and I'm staying with my oldest son Lee & his wife Wendy and their 2 cats syd and boo.
Yesterday I had lunch with Lee, Wendy and my middle son Ian who lives not too far from Calgary in a small place outside Calgary called Airdrie. It was so nice to see them- it's been a year since I've been out here.

Today we're off to Banff for lunch and we're meeting up with my cousin's daughter who lives there. There will be lots of pictures of Banff on my fb later.

It's so nice to be in Alberta again, I really miss it. Hating my job back in Ottawa doesn't help either. When I'm in Edmonton this week I'm putting out feelers. I'd really like to come back.

I'm not doing too badly on program. A few slips but that's okay.

I hope everyone's having a great weekend and I'll be here off and on


05-22-2011, 07:49 PM
Good afternoon,
Boy, I need some rain. Anyone from up north can send it down here to me!!! :lol:

Maureen, I'm so glad you are having fun. I saw your first photos on fb. Beautiful skies up there!

How is everyone doing this weekend?


maureen kempster
05-22-2011, 10:21 PM

they don't call Alberta the Land of the Big Sky for nothing lol-I knew I was in Alberta as soon as I saw it!!!

05-23-2011, 11:07 PM
Hi All,

Well........ I'm in count down mode!!!! I'm so ready for summer!

A good friend of mine was put in the hospital at 20 weeks of pregnancy. She was due in October. Saturday, she was 21 weeks along. This morning she gave birth to her their daughter, Elaina Marie weighing only 15 oz. She lived 2 hours. It just breaks my heart! I talked to her tonight because unfortunately, I do know how she feels. Poor things!!!

I started going to a dietician a little over a month ago. She is a personal trainer too. The first month, I lost 2 pounds ( this was after I spent a week in San Antonio) so this month, I'm having her do my meal plans. She gives me the recipes and etc... She has me exercising 5 times a week for 30 minutes at a time. She keeps in contact with me and gives me feed back each week. I told her that I lose accountability by becoming friends with the person and then the effectiveness is gone. She said "Don't worry about that, I'll make sure." I really like her.

Maureen, love the pictures!!!

Janelle, how is your hubby?

Jeanne, how is the new house coming?

Tammy, how many more treatments?

Tina, How is life in Houston?

Mimi, are you still working lots of hours?

05-24-2011, 12:32 AM
Susan, I am so sorry for your friend, and for you because I know it brings back all the hurt.
How many more days until summer? Oh, and I'm so proud of you for going to that dietician. I need someone to provide me with meals. But, I couldn't do that for the rest of my life.

How's everyone doing?????


05-24-2011, 08:58 AM
Good morning everyone!

The house is going slowwwww! lol! Actually, there were some estate issues, so we are going to be a couple of weeks behind! Urgh! But thats ok, we'll be busy the next couple of months!

We leave for vacation soon!:carrot: Jessica is taking Ben, Kaitlin is taking a girl she works with and Bob is going! Soooooo, that ought to be fun! Looking forward to some family time......

My nephews family and his in laws spent several hours in the basement last night taking shelter from the storms last night in our area. (well about 40 min. from where I live, but directly where they live). Everyone is ok and they are ascessing damage this morning. THIS WAS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE MASS DESTRUCTION that happened in Joplin! I can't even watch the news without crying.

I have several orders for SBDepot! I had made pillow covers for someone and then they requested a matching throw. I almost have that done, and then a baby blanket for an order in June.

Well, I will WI this thurs. Hoping for at least a 2# loss!

Headed out for a walk, then laundry and then I must tidy up this house!:o

Tina - What do you have planned for summer? Another vacation maybe?

Marion - Miss you girl, but I'll catch up on your fb page. How's Dan?

Susan - I too, am sorry that you have to re-live that! I met a "new" friend through another friend I have and she lost her toddler (Bella, 1 yr. old) only 9 months ago! She has good days and bad days and it breaks my heart! I think of you often! (like everyday! lol) Soooo, big ol' hugs and lots of love to you and your friend! :hug:

Tammy - How are you?

Maureen - Sooooo glad you are having a nice time! I know what you mean about missing where you are from. I only moved about 40 min. away 8 years ago, and "sometimes" I miss "HOME" too!

Janelle - Hows that busy life of yours?????

Dori - If you are lurking......come back and tell us how you are!!!!!!!:hug:

Hope I didn't miss anyone!

Have a great day......I gotta get busy!!!

05-24-2011, 12:09 PM
Hi all,

It sounds like we are all very, very busy.
Jeanne asked if we were planning any trips. Nope! I just got off that blood thinner and don't plan on stepping foot on a plane this year.
We are thinking about driving over to San Antonio, TX this summer.

Dori, I'm with jeanne in saying-----come back to us!!!!!!!!!

everyone have a great day.

maureen kempster
05-24-2011, 12:26 PM
Good morning all

I'm now in Edmonton - we drove up yesterday.. I'm having lunch with my old boss today-will go say hello to who ever's left in the scrap yard. Then I'm off to have coffee with an old friend who sounds down in the dumps. Will take pictures of downtown Edmonton. Everyone does sound busy here(I mean on "here"(Thursday Chatterers). Hope we all have a great day on program & will check in later


05-25-2011, 11:08 PM
Another day closer to summer!!! Not that I'm counting.... right :carrot:

Thanks for the prayers for my friend and me! I teared up today talking about her. My big sister said to me today "I really don't think you should go to the memorial" I told her I feel like I really need too. Tina has and is a pretty close friend and has always been very compassionate about Seamus. She finally posted on Facebook a few minutes ago about her loss. I have the girl that I work with and a dear friend (more like my sister) that will go with me. She said that she would do whatever I need to do. Lu (my sister) said "I think you will just be reliving everything."

Nothing exciting here....... except did I tell you I'm ready for summer!!!

Tina, let me know when you are going to San Antonio this summer. I might be there. :) I plan on going several times.

05-26-2011, 11:39 AM
Good morning!
Still no rain down here. :( Last night, we had a 20% chance of rain. I do believe the poor weathermen were just hoping. :lol:

Susan, I hope you do okay at the memorial. You are a very sweet person.

Maureen, how is the trip?

Tammy, your trip will come very soon.

Jeanne, how many days until the beach? I will come go, too.

Janelle, how many more pounds have you lost? Working outside really helps.

Mimi, how's work?

Dori, we still miss you!


05-27-2011, 12:08 AM
Hey Everyone!
I have been MIA for a while. I have decided to quit my job and go back to school to be a nurse. I start my CNA class next Wed. so I can work a little while I'm in school. My son and brother were also in a head on colision about 2 wks ago. Thank God they are going to be ok. Andrew, my son, broke his femur in half and had to have a rod put in. Also has 2 broken hands and 2 broken ribs. He is home from Childrens Hosp. and is recovering but needs me around the clock. My brother was basically crushed from the waist down. He just got out of ICU 2 days ago but has developed an infection in one of his legs so surgery has stopped for now. He has had 6 out of prob 8 or 9 surgeries. I have been eating horrible through all of this. ya know, didn't eat for the first 3 days, then eating everything in sight. But, Im going to stop that as of now, so Im jumping back in. well, didnt mean to give yall a novel, but maybe I needed to get all of that out. TTYL

maureen kempster
05-27-2011, 09:02 AM

Do sorry to hear about your son & brother. Prayers from here for them and you. Good for you for going back to school.

Susan, school's almost out. Do you play that song every year when it is?

Hope we all have a great day

I'm still in Edmonton, fly back tomorrow morning at 8:30


05-27-2011, 10:10 AM
Farmgirl, I am soooooo glad to hear from you. However, I am so sorry about your news. I, too, am praying that all continues to go well with Andrew. And I pray your brother will get rid of that infection and continue with his surgeries.
I don't blame you for Not eating and then Eating. What horrible stress!
Please keep us posted, if you ever get another minute.

Maureen, have a safe trip home!
Susan, I'm counting down with you. :)
Jeanne, when is that trip?

I had a yucky weigh-in today!

05-27-2011, 10:58 PM
Hey guys!
I have had a great day today. I went to Lowes with a girlfriend and then out to lunch. Andrew stayed at my MIL's and it was nice to get a break from everything. I think Andrew enjoyed a change too. He hasnt been out much. My brother came through another surgery today. They are sending off his port that he was using to recieve meds to be tested for bad bacteria. We are praying for a good report. I did ok on my eating I guess but I am going to do really good all next week cause my weigh in is on Fri. I was 151.4 this morning so my ticker is right. Hope all of yall have had a good day. TTYL

05-28-2011, 12:53 AM
Hi Friends,

Ok, here goes... Pat has gone to visit his parents. He says to me last night " you should come." I almost laughed because I can't just be off with my kids! I had bowling tonight and he called me at 10 pm! We never finish that early. He was just checking to see if I made it home. Sweet!

Tomorrow morning is the funeral. Please say an extra
Prayer for me! My friend is going with me!

Farmgirl, I'm sorry about your son and brother! Y'all are in my prayers! I'm glad you got out today! Don't beat yourself up! Stress can do it to you!

Tina, I'm so ready!!! Plus I have to move schools too but I'm ready to be done! I think I just need a break!

Maureen, did you get home? Yes I like that song too!!!

Tammy & Jeanne hugs to you both!

Ok I hope I didn't write anything dumb! I had some beer tonight!!!

05-28-2011, 11:15 AM
Susan..........you cracked me up......outloud!!!!!!! Love you girl! And....on a serious note....I hope things are going well this morning. Thinking of you and saying a prayer for you! Love ya!

05-28-2011, 11:32 AM
Saying a prayer for you too susan!

05-29-2011, 07:15 PM
I hope everyone is having a good Sunday.

It's so hot here and no rain in sight.

Drink your water and stay OP.


05-29-2011, 10:15 PM
Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend! Mine was pretty good! Nothing on our agenda for tom. Bob works tonight!:( We went to the movies today. Fast Five.

Busy week ahead! Weds. we are going to mow and trim at the new house and meet the contractor there. We need to shave a couple thousand dollars off the bid somewhere. hmmmmm. Thurs. we have to meet the guy from Home Depot at the house to get the kitchen stuff drawn up. and Friday we leave for vacation. :carrot:

Bobs parents are keeping Abby. (our dog) and checking in on the contractor that week. I hate leaving our dog. :( Hopefully when we get back I will have some new "progress" pictures of the house to post!

have a great night!

05-30-2011, 08:16 AM

05-30-2011, 12:40 PM
Yes, Happy Memorial Day to everyone!

Enjoy cook-outs and family gatherings!


05-30-2011, 04:22 PM

Yes, Happy Memorial Day!! Thanks to all you have given their life for us, and all those that currently serve us or have served us!!! You deserve the utmost respect!!!!!

I served Saturday!!!!! I walked in with my friend (my coworker) and the girl that lost the baby came over to us. She said "You came!" and hugged me forever! I told her "of course and just breathe" I'm really glad I went but it was extremely hard for me. Luckily my friends that were there knew it and were great. A couple of us went to lunch afterwards and laughed so hard that my stomach hurt. I got home about 2 and slept the rest of the day!!! I had a headache and just kept sleeping. I know it was just the release of stress, etc....

Pat got home from San Antonio last night. He went to see his parents. I'm glad that he did. I think he is realizing that he needs to visit a little more often as he has watched mine.

We are cooking steaks this evening. I can't wait. Pat cooks the best!!!

Jeanne, I did have a lot of fun Friday night. :) I am easily entertained too!!!

Tina, I hear it's hot down there!!!

Tammy, how are you doing?

Farmgirl, did you start your CNA classes? I've often thought I would like to be a nurse. My sister is and loves it.

Well off to the store!

Love you guys!!

05-31-2011, 11:20 PM
Yes, it's hot. No rain and it's hot. I'm staying inside as much as possible.

06-01-2011, 12:18 AM
I'm still here. Wi, 147 tonight. Weather has been way crappy, so being on line has been spotty.

Good wishes to all. Weather is supposed to be better soon.

Now just to get the garden all in so I can have home grown veggies all winter.

06-01-2011, 10:38 PM
Starting a new thread