Simply Filling/Core - Weekly Chat - Monday, May 23 through Sunday, May 29, 2011

05-23-2011, 09:11 AM
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05-23-2011, 09:11 AM
Good Morning Chicks!

How SWEET are all of you? Thank you SO much for all the birthday wishes. I'm so humbled by all the people who remembered my birthday yesterday, here and on Facebook. It really is great fun to have so many friends here at home and in Cyberspace!

This week is to be crazy again. We are packed solid with appointments and now I need to try to fit Jim in with his Podiatrist since it seems he is getting an infected nail again. Not sure how I'll juggle the calendar but it seems important. Tomorrow are his cardiac tests and all sorts of PT this week. Yikes!

We had a very nice, quiet day yesterday together. We'd already celebrated with the family so we just did dinner out alone yesterday at my favorite Mexican restaurant. I don't drink anymore so I splurged all my calories on the meal and then went for a rainbow cone afterwards. It's hard to describe but it is DELICIOUS! I ended up with an icky tummy from the carne asada, but it was worth it.

Back to business today, with two more birthday splurges to come. Lunch out with my best girlfriend and spending the day with two couples we are very close with on Memorial Day weekend. Then.....serious business.

Hope you all had a great weekend and that you'll have an even better week. I've already cancelled my JC weigh in and I'm not sure when I'll be able to fit in my WW weigh in. Probably not until Tuesday.

Be well!

beach bum
05-23-2011, 03:20 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Had to sing in the choir for my original choir directors DD funeral this morning.After that[ my brunch group] Decided to go to Friendly's for coffee,I talked them into having lunch. Well I'm so embarrassed to what I ate big burger with French fries and a choc sundae to boot. I just can imagine the calories I ate,and bring me into Cholesterol City. Not going to eat for the rest of the day,as I'm stuffed. Going to do some of my walking tapes along with biking tonight while watching TV. Why Oh Why do I do that to myself,I should know better and just have a salad.

VICKIE-Thanks for the new pages,and happy to hear the you enjoyed your birthday at your favorite restaurant. Hope by next SAT. my weight will be down after eating like I did today. I had an appointment with the Podiatrist last week,and she told me that she sees that I'm favoring my left foot as I had more callouses on my right than left. She removed them and I'm feet feel so much better.Hope you can squeeze your DH in for an appointment.

Have a great day

05-23-2011, 11:15 PM
Hi there. Vickie, thank you for the new pages. Sounds like you are in a whirlwind. I feel for Jim. I have a lot of probs with my toenails, too.

Maryann, your lunch out sounds good to me. Into every life a few burgers must fall. You don't eat like that often. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Same for you, Vickie. Both of you eat healthier most of the time.

I just got home from OA. We had a good meeting. Tomorrow Curtis and I are going to go out and do something--don't know what yet, but we're going to do something.

05-24-2011, 01:06 AM
My niece and I are back. The short story is that she has obtained temporary guardianship of her father, my brother. This is not easy, but it's necessary. We have to go back in mid-July to finalize all the legalities.

We had to drive 5 hours each way but we did fine with it. The scenery is beautiful and the traffic was light. We also found some decent and healthy places to eat and did well with that.

05-24-2011, 09:46 AM
Good Morning Chicks! Have a great day. We are off to a busy, busy day of tests and Doctors.

Rhonda, your Niece is quite blessed to have you.

Sandra, you and Curtis have fun today. Are you celebrating something besides life being good?

beach bum
05-24-2011, 10:12 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Not doing much today as its raining again,along with a fog,suppose to have the painter preparing for outdoor clap board painting of the building. Have no idea if he's going to show up. Two of the summer time families are coming down, so for building will be a full house for the weekend,to bad the weather isn't co-operating as the weather report is saying the weekend is going to be wash out.

SANDRA-Whatever you two do, have a great time.No I'm not really worried about my one day sabotage,just going low carb today and exercising more.

RHONDA-That was a long trip for one day but you niece needed you and that what family is all about.

VICKIE-During your busy day take some time out for yourself.

Have to go and ready for todays chores

05-24-2011, 08:27 PM
I didn't mean to be so mysterious. We went to Cracker Barrell then to Michael's to get bucket hats and fabric pens. I'm taking them to the archery ladies at the National Senior Games next month. I thought getting each other's signatures on them would make nice keepsakes.

Rhonda, I'm glad you're home. Could you e me Elaine's email addy? The one I have is not current.

Vickie, how is Jim? Did he get good reports?

Maryann, wish I could send you some good weather. Wish we had good weather..... It's windy.

05-24-2011, 09:40 PM
We are under a tornado warning right now. There are touch downs, but they are still about 40 miles away. Egg-sized hail, also. The weather channel is amazing. I know that it can't be 100% accurate but they can tell you where touch downs have been seen, how fast it's moving, when you can expect it, etc.

My post about how long our trip was might have been confusing. The trip is 5 hours, each way--5 hours Sunday, and 5 hours back on Monday. Very tiring, especially when all the emotion is added in. But, as I said, the scenery is amazing. In addition, the route is through the largest wind turbine farm in the state, and Texas leads the nation in energy production from turbines.

05-24-2011, 10:46 PM
Rhonda, your trip sounds exhausting but interesting. I'm glad you made it home safely. (also glad the thunderboomers are over for you tonight)

I'm subbing tomorrow--guessing this will be my last of the year--but who knows? I even subbed first day of school last year. Why not sub last day? :yikes:

05-24-2011, 10:56 PM
All is well here now. There was a funnel cloud about a 10- minute drive from our home, and the dog and I went to the "safe room" when the sirens blew. I just talked to a friend of mine who was in his closet as we talked and the storms were right over his house, close to Dallas. He's OK.

05-24-2011, 11:12 PM
Glad ya'll are all right. Scarey stuff!

05-25-2011, 09:39 AM
OHHHHH....I'm so glad you are all safe. Bad weather here in Chicagoland today. I'm supposed to go out for my last birthday lunch today. I need to check with my girlfriend to see if she wants to still drive in these storms today.

Have a great day!

05-25-2011, 01:54 PM
hey girls hope your all well and your having a good week. Im still stressed to the eye balls with these exams 3 down 2 to go i have my next one tomorrow and then the last one is next wednesday :D xxx

beach bum
05-25-2011, 02:11 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Had lots to do this morning went to the cemetery to put some flowers on Leo's grave and than being in that area I went to the Toyota dealer and made an appointment to have my oil checked & have my car inspected for the year. After I got home I walk along the beach for 30 mins.Yippee!!! I finally was able to walk that much. Than grocery shopping for the staples.

SANDRA-What a great idea to have the ladies sign the hats have them as a keepsake. Thanks the weather is now looks nicer that it did at the beginning of the week.

RHONDA-TG we don't have those horrible storms my heart goes out to your poor people that have to be aware of them all the time. TG your friend is OK.

VICKIE-Be care when going out in these storms.

EMS-Sending you some [[[[good vibes]]]]] that you get though all those exams.

Have to go and get today's chore done.

05-25-2011, 06:40 PM
Ems....good luck on those exams.

05-26-2011, 01:21 AM
Just where is everyone? :tantrum:

05-26-2011, 02:44 AM
Hey everyone.. I was at the hardware store today which was Robin's & my favorite hangout and I saw a man from behind that took my breath away.
The exact Robin from behind, head, ears, body type, little neck roll, even his trademark grey tee shirt that he had 10 of. I texted my cousin about him and by the time I finished he was gone. I searched the store forever to see what he looked like from the front but he was gone in a flash. This guy was in the power tool section which was Robin's favorite. I told my cousin that he came back just long enough to tell me that he was woodworking with the master carpenter now.

I am frantically trying to get 50 things on the house done each day. Its sorta a compulsive thing. I went downstairs a few minutes ago and ended up cleaning out the pantry. I know it is me trying to cope but I am just going to go with it. Lots is getting done anyway.

Not doing well with getting rid of clothes , I was the same way with my dad in 1998. I just seem to remember him wearing them and can't let go.
I did get rid of some that he never wore.

The house is going to be harder to sell than I thought. We were planning to move & that was fine because we had each other. Now I look around and see trees he & the boys planted, a deck he built, sod he laid , a huge rock pile he & our grandson gathered & and such. Good that I am not thinking til spring anyway. Then I will have to see how I feel. Anyway the work that needs to be done might be the exact therapy I need to stay busy.

I am going to spend a few days at the beach with my cousin this weekend.
She won't even let me help with the condo so I am going to cook for them which I love doing. She just told me that when she makes Chicken Parmigiana for her daughter she pounds the chicken, grills it, breads & fries it & then puts it in the oven in a casserole dish with sauce & cheese.
I told her I was calling Peta for what she is doing to those poor chickens LOL . I told her I have a 5 minute recipe that is delicious I will show her.

Well I was chatty wasn't I ..You all are the best..

Oh, now I know what I meant to ask. I have caught wind that my step daughter is thinking about planning a surprise birthday party for me in a few weeks . I am not really ready to have a get together like that, so how do I discourage it since I am not supposed to know about it. We usually just do a family thing which would be much easier to get through this year.
Ideas?? if anyone made it through this long post ..

beach bum
05-26-2011, 10:24 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Woke up to a foggy morning suppose to get sunny later on today. Going out with my one of my friends to a new pizza place in town. Up goes my carbs.My Memorial Day is a going to be a wash out. The two friends I was going to invite,one is sick with Shingles and the other friend's DD is coming up for the weekend. So to me its going to be just another Monday.

RHONDA-I slept until 7:15 AM I guess I needed the sleep.Yes I agree where everyone.

NANCY-That was interesting that you saw the man looked exactly like your Robin,and when you got back to look for him he was gone. Its it a possibility that it was really him. I had the same experience when My DH passed. I think they come back to you just to say good-bye.

No!! Take time out for yourself, I know keeping busy is the key but don't go over board, thats not good. Take time to breath,and as far a your DH clothes. I put all my DH clothes in a big bags and put some of the bags on the curb for Big Brothers & Sisters to pick them up and the others I brought to our local clothes drive. And believe or not I kept some of my DH's clothes[jackets,wind breaker,golf and sweat shirts] that fit me, back into my closet.

How big is you house,do you think you can manage. I have a 7 room town house and after I had knee surgery I closed the upstairs bedroom bath and loft and use the first floor only. When my kids or company comes up they can have the second floor while they stay.

Happy that you will be away at your cousins for the weekend. I think you need to be away for a while to think what to do next.

About your surprise birthday party,I can't help you with that,as we are all different and have different ideas.

Hope I didn't or weren't to hard on your feeling,but I went though this and I'm hoping that I helped instead of hindered.

Have a great day

05-26-2011, 12:34 PM
Nancy, shortly after my husband died in Israel his sister and I went to a spa on the Dead Sea. We had made reservations, but when we arrived at dusk they had no information about us. It is not a safe area at night so we were feeling a little anxious. One of the spa workers told us that we could have his apartment for the night. When we walked into the apartment it was as if we had walked into Avi's room. Same colors, same type of decor, including a poster that was the Israeli equivalent of a poster Avi had in his apartment in Toronto.

We were totally shocked, but totally comforted.

When I went back to Canada after his death, a friend of his and I went to a community party/dance. A man walked into the room who was Avi's double!

Life can be rather amazing, can't it.

About the birthday party, I would be inclined to let it happen. I know that your grief is raw, but people want to give to you. I don't know how you could stop it, other than to tell the person who told you to insist that the party not happen :dunno:

05-27-2011, 10:03 AM
Good Morning Chicks! Yesterday was insanse. Today should be better. Just cut and color for me and a few errands.

There were administrative problems with Jim's tests on Tuesday that scared the living daylights out of me. Everything is fine as far as we know. The problems were not because of results. Then he ended up with minor toe surgery because of an infected nail. NOT good for a diabetic. He needs to take better care of his feet but there is nothing I can do but to encourage him to do so.

Nancy, if I were you, I'd let the party happen. Your friends/family love you. They probably don't know what to do and so they want to surround you with love. Let them love you. It just might feel awesome. You and Robin always sounded like social creatures and they probably think that it will give you joy.

What are you all doing for Memorial Day? We will be home. Another day that weekend we'll be going to a friends house with Brodie for the evening. It should be fun but fattening if I let it. I'm making my decadent cream cheese snowcap cookie. Uh oh!!!!

beach bum
05-27-2011, 10:47 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Foggy again,but hot so I had the windows opened in the bedroom and I guess I must of breath in all those pollen into my lungs as this morning I had so much flame in my throat that I couldn't catch my breath. So the windows will be shut until I get my A/C in the rooms.

Went out to a new pizza place that opened in town it was a great place so I will spread the word. This afternoon I'm going to the movies to see Hangover 2. and the rest of the weekend I plan to rest.

VICKIE-Sorry you had problems with the administration,and that's all.Just a thought maybe you could make the appointment for him,if he doesn't.Having diabetes its every important that he does.

Not doing anything on Memorial Day as I don't have family up here and all my friends are doing things with theirs,so it going to be quite day for me. In fact all holidays are lonesome except for Christmas, New Years, Easter & Thanksgiving,but I go down to NY for those.

Have a nice day

05-27-2011, 07:00 PM
Hi there. We've been working in the yard a lot the last 2 days. Sorry I was MIA.

Ems, good success on your tests.

Vickie, could Jim be talked into getting regular pedicures? That's what I"m doing to take care of ingrown toenails. I get them twice a month.

Nancy, that's interesting what happened at the hardware store. I think there are a lot of experiences that cannot be explained. I don't know what to suggest about the party. Do what you think is best.

Got to go. I have more watering to do. The plants are thirsty.

05-27-2011, 08:14 PM
Finishing up some chores around the house and then in the morning I am driving to the beach to spend a few days with my cousin & her family.
The beach should be easier than the mountains because Robin wasn't
crazy about the beach. I often went with girlfriends and he was happy to stay home. I need to find some cheap places to stay at the beach . Who can afford the hotel rates there ??

05-28-2011, 12:07 AM
Nancy, have a great time at the beach with your friends.

I'm meeting with a dietician/nutritionist tomorrow to see if she has advice for me about how to get off of this plateau. We talked for a long time on the phone today, and she was totally supportive of my weight lifting activities and even knew something about lifting and nutritional needs, etc. I'm optimistic about her.

I have a niece coming to town tomorrow and I expect the weekend to be busy and fun. She's the sister of the niece who lives here and we always enjoy being together.

Have a good night everyone.

05-28-2011, 01:37 PM
Good Morning Chicks! Ended up with Brodie at the Vet this morning. Has beginnings of an upper respiratory infection and bladder infection. Sheesh.

Gotto go bake some cookies for this weekend

05-28-2011, 03:49 PM
Rhonda, sounds like you're going to whip that plateau for sure. Have fun with your nieces.

Vickie, sheesh is right. Are you wondering what next? I hope Brodie's all right. Remember to take care of yourself.

We're repairing our ceiling fans that were damaged during one of our storms. The porches held up well. The only damage on them was to the 4 ceiling fans. Whew!

beach bum
05-28-2011, 04:44 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Had a busy day went to the PB club with my friend Alice and than to the movies to see Hangover 2.Sorry for posting so late,but I wasn't feeling well and didn't sleep. I think I had to much going for me yesterday. Now my kitchen sink is stuck up and I'm waiting for the plumber to arrive.

Did manage to get down to the beach and got my walking for 20 mins done.Its getting hot up here and the lady from my bldg didn't come down for the holiday so I won't get my A/C's in the windows. Hoping I can survive until after the holiday when I will call my handyman.

SANDRA-Sometime yard work take priority over everything else. glad that you're having fun time in your flower garden.

NANCY-Have a great time at the beach with your friends.

RHONDA-Happy to hear you have such an good dietitian that you have conference in. Hope she knows hope to get you off this plateau.

VICKIE-Sorry about your Brody hope it get well soon.Be careful not to eat all those cookies your baking.

Have a great day

05-28-2011, 04:48 PM
OK, I've been to the nutritionist. Send cookies, Vickie :lol:

Sandra, glad to hear that you didn't have much damage. It could have all been so much worse.

Maryann, at least you aren't where it's in the 90's already!!

05-28-2011, 06:56 PM
Rhonda, inquiring minds want to know what the nutritionist said.

Maryann, are your evenings cool? I would love to take a walk along the beach with you.

I'm making breakfast for dinner. I'll be counting points for sure. Have a Satisfying Saturday, ladies. I'll catch you later.

05-29-2011, 12:24 AM
The nutritionist mostly asked me lots of questions and had me fill out a lot of forms, as well as taking measures of just about every part of me. I gave her four days of a food log and my exercise program details. I'll see her again on Wednesday for her analysis.

She says that my finger joints look as though I'm developing rheumatism (I believe that) and that my finger nails make her think I might not be getting enough B12.

I do, by the way, have alopecia. This sometimes involves the thyroid but it was normal. My sister had it, and the doctor says it will probably be self-limiting and reverse itself. They gave me some cream to put on my scalp. We shall see.

05-29-2011, 11:38 AM
Rhonda, your work is paying off. I'm glad you are getting help with your health issues. That's important.

We're dressed, ready for church. Other than that it's to be a low key day. I need to prune a rosebush that's encroaching one of the hummingbird feeders. Does that sound like a busy day? :lol:

beach bum
05-29-2011, 01:38 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Had a late start again so didn't have the time to post this morning. The woman form D unit came home an put my A/C's in but now the bed Ac is in the living-room and visa versa.Luckily that fit both windows. Looks like is going to rain in a minute or two,but we were lucky to have Fri & Sat that were good.

Going to relax this afternoon & evening.Still didn't have my mini meeting about the paints color sand shutters,but the people in B &D unit are not a home,so I guess the lady in C and I will make the decision and hope is fine with the others.

The plumber come to unclogged the kitchen sink.I was so happy that I could afford to to have the kitchen sink unplugged especially on a holiday weekend. He cost me $100 usually that the amount just to walk into the house.

RHONDA-Yikes!!! TG we don't get the high 90's up here,but the humidity is what the killer up here.

SANDRA-Yes my friend that walks her dog along the beach at night say it cools down a bit when the sea breezes come in off the ocean. I don't go down there in the evening.She lives near the water I don't.

I finally bought myself a treat for Memorial Weekend from Dunkin Donuts gift card my nephew got me for Christmas. Frozen Choc Latte and Jelly Donut. So I'm signing off, have a great day.

05-29-2011, 01:40 PM
hi everyone hope your all well and you have had a nice week. Thanks for all the support only one more to go thank god :D hope you all have a lovely sunday afternoon xxx

05-29-2011, 03:43 PM
Maryann, we often have very high humidity where I am but it's only about 59% right now, with a temperature in the mid- 90's. It's very windy too. But, not windy enough to blow the blankety-blank mosquitos away :tantrum:

05-29-2011, 07:03 PM
Rhonda, get some martin houses. Martins feed off mosquitoes. We have several flitting about here thanks to houses at a neighbors. (Curtis is talking about putting one up out near the pond.) However, we still have skeeters.

Maryann, Rhonda's right about the heat and wind. It's been really hard for me to train for the next archery event. Life goes on.

Ems, one to go? :woohoo: