Support Groups - Worldlies in November - nice or nasty?




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Shad
11-01-2011, 05:22 AM
Still working on the Sonfi theory here. Seems reverse psychology might just work for us.

To go back to October click the link http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/support-groups/244291-worldlies-take-october-do-not-mess-determined-woman-6.html


MELODY525
11-01-2011, 09:21 AM
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HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY

HAD A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP AFTER A LATE START. WAS UP TILL MIDNIGHT AND WOKE AT 8 AM.
FEELING REFRESHED AND STAYING UPSTAIRS TODAY.
OATMEAL AND STRAWBERRIES ARE ON THE MENU.
TOLD JEN NOT TO TELL ME WHERE THE BERRIES ARE FROM.
JUST BUY THEM AND I'LL EAT THEM!! :hun:

HALLOWEEN FLEW BY WITHOUT GRAPHICS. :rofl: IT WAS JUST A BLUR.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.





SHAD.....THANKS FOR KEEPING THE THREAD ROLLING!!
HAPPY NOVEMBER TO YOU!!!:turkey:
I DID HEAR THAT THE STRIKES WERE GOING ON....CABLE NEWS.
THE AGENTS AT THE DESK ALWAYS TAKE THE BRUNT OF EVERYTHING.
HANDLING THE PUBLIC NOWADAYS IS A NIGHTMARE IN ITSELF.
PEOPLE ARE BIOTCHING EVEN WHEN THERE IS NOTHING TO BIOTCH ABOUT! :lol3:
SOMEHOW SENIORS THING THAT'S THEIR INALIENABLE RIGHT!!!!!!
SORRY YOU RUSHED BACK ONLY TO FIND WORK COMING IN SECOND PLACE VS HORSE RACING!
SURE HOPE SOMEONE WON!!!! MAYBE THE WEEK WILL GET BETTER!!





CEEJAY....IF YOU GET THE WOMAN'S PAY RAISE LET ME KNOW!!
THEN I WILL TRY THAT OVER HERE.
WAIT....I THINK I DID AND THEY LAUGHED :lol3:
GLAD YOU GOT THE ENERGY THOUGH!!!

annie175
11-01-2011, 09:30 AM
Happy All Saints Day/Eve!!!

Humana had us all locked out of the internet yesterday, had some kind of repairs going on. May still happen off and on today, so I best post now while I can get in.

Sissy goes today for her two week check up to see how the BP is doing. Was still a little high last week, but not as high when in the hospital. Doc has her on BP meds till it is under control. She has lost all but about 8 lbs of her baby weight and her tummy is almost flat again...lil chit. With the preeclampsia, she had gained 30 lbs., mostly water as that is what preeclampsia does to a person. She looked like a bloated toad, bless her heart and so miserable, glad that part is over.

Trick or treators were so cute last night. Only had about 25. Looks like Curtis has an entire bowl full of Snickers, Reeces PB cups, M&Ms plain, peanut and PB and Hershey's cookies n cream bars to eat. Best be hiding them or he will eat them all. May bring them to work for the community candy jar.

Going to try to do this from memory..haha

Shaddie...getting to Mudgee was like racing to the finish line and no one was home. Reminds me of me when I wake up on a Saturday morning and think it is a work day, jump out of bed into the shower, now fully awake, and realize it is not. Total freak out.

MELLIE...finally you yell at them and fly the coop for home. Sometimes that is what gets the rest of the crowd moving, petrified of the rath of MELLIE...haha. Glad you still had power, always worrying about you sista.

CHELLE...hope the work load slows up a bit and you can come up for air. GET YOUR REST, don't want you sick AGAIN, my sista friend.

LAURA...man, you have been one busy chicklet running here and there. Too funny about the Borat person. I didn't see the movie either, but have seen many pix of him to know what you saw was frightening in itself..lol

CEEJAY...thanks for visiting my page on FB, and I think he is the most handsome babe around. Yesterday when I was visiting, he was on his side with his leg sticking out of the wrap, he kicks till his feet are out. Too cute. He just melts my heart. I have been calling him lil monkey...

HAPPY....are you into the retirement mode now...coffee on the veranda? Ha, I know you are probably onto the moving mode now. Remember to breathe slowly, take one day at a time, or in you case one moment at a time. Bunches of hugs for tons of sanity.

Guess I'd better post this before they cut off our internet...

Much love and many hugs


annie175
11-01-2011, 09:32 AM
MELLIE...you sneaker inner...I love the Good Morning butterflies....I collect butterfly stuff...love the butterflies. Hope today is more peaceful darlin' sista! Hugs

annie175
11-01-2011, 09:55 AM
A couple of things.....

Is it me or is anyone else sick of hearing about the Kardashians. Over them after the first 5 minutes they surfaced and now it is rediculous.

And to go further with this slight rant....I don't care if Jessica Simpson is pregnant.

Ok done! Thanks.

annie175
11-01-2011, 11:18 AM
Sissy's BP was 114/80....Lil Monkey is up another oz 3lbs 15oz, one more oz and he goes into a regular baby bed. YEAH!!

Laura705
11-01-2011, 11:42 AM
Morning all.

Shad - When does all this corporate greed end??? Sorry you went crazy trying to get back to Mudgee only to find no one wanting to work. Thanks for starting our new thread, and I like the title!!

Mel - Haven't caught the news lately - how're things out your way? Is the snow melting yet?

Ceejay - Hope you get the cleaning crew's raise - you're doing the work!

Annie - We had more trick-or-treaters than you, but we still have a good bit of candy left. Bf needs to hide it or give it away!!! So Sissy's bp seems under control and little J is almost in a regular bed? Awesome news! :yes:

Hellos to Happy & Michelle.

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Halloween went alright here. Kept the dog in the backyard quite a bit, but he still barked when the kids went over to the neighbor's house - he can see (and hear) them because the neighbor's have a side entrance which is visible from our yard. I wish our neighbors had posted a sign that they were out trick-or-treating so the kids wouldn't even get to their door. But who wants to announce the house is empty??

Didn't do much of anything else - sorted the mail pile, sorted the bags of tomatoes, portioned out the almonds I bought.

Watched DWTS, since I always get sucked into it. Annie - re the Kardashians - I don't know squat about any of them (and don't care), except that the brother is on DWTS and did a good job last night - he and his partner danced a tango to "The Addams Family" theme as Gomez and Morticia. The costumes were fun to see last night.

Tonight might be the movies, but I haven't heard anything yet re the final selection.

Nothing much else to report, so I'll post.

ceejay52
11-01-2011, 11:52 AM
Shad
Thanks for starting the new thread. I agree that we need reverse psychology

Annie
Such good news this morning concerning Sissy and baby. Wish my bp was that good.
Yes I'm tired of the Kardashians. being every where--Their brother is on Dancing with the Stars. Actually has proved to be a half way decent dancer.

Mel
I know what you mean about the berries. I love all kinds of berries but they don't stay around long enough. I doubt that I'll get their pay raise. Had to vent to my supervisor. I told my co-worker that I was full of energy and cleaned. I'll get to do more this afternoon cause J is not going to be here. He threatens to write me up for doing their "job". he he My co-worker didn't like it when I told her it was dirty. I should have saved the evidence. She thought that our super gave her a new cleaning list. dah girl I know now you don't read anything.

ceejay52
11-01-2011, 11:55 AM
Laura
You snuck in on me. Sounds like you had a few more trick or treaters than I did. There were several out and about when I got home at 7.30 p.m. I left my light off and there were several houses that didn't have their light on either.

happy2bme
11-01-2011, 11:55 AM
Good Tuesday Morning Ladies,

Happy 1st of November. Already. Gee the year is flying by :bat: Thanks for coming up with a new theme Shad and setting up the new thread. I think that title will work just fine for us.

Day one of the rest of my life, Day 10 of the countdown to move - the last hurdle out of here. I have created a day by day list of things to do - it helps so that I don't forget something at the last minute when I am out of time. :yikes: Also keeps me on schedule. Full day ahead of me. I woke up at 6:40 on my own and peeked out the window to see a beautiful pink sunrise. DH made some good coffee today and it's nice and sunshiny outside even if a bit chilly. Gotta find a warm day to wash the car - anyone got any good suggestions for getting the road grime off the windows? I hate dirty windows and windshield washer or Windex just don't do the job.

Annie - Yes, I too am sick of the Kardashians and the mockery of marriage that so called celebrities do today. Actually this whole reality thing has just contributed to the downfall of society. I hear that Jessica Simpson was really upset about her pregnancy in that she wanted to sell exclusive rights to the story to any magazine for the asking price of $500,000 and no one was biting. Apparently no one cares about her boyfriend either who is no Tony Romo. So she appears as a stunt dressed as a mummy - not a flattering picture either. I think we need to give up tv and movies, move to communes and go back to basics again. Just sayin'...

I am glad to hear that Sissy is bouncing back just nicely. I feel for the poor girl - sometimes my ankles swell and the tight skin is so uncomfortable - I can't imagine having to deal with the bloat and the pregnancy and the blood pressure. And I will try not to be too envious of her flat tummy! Funny you should call Jake a little monkey - that's the picture I got in my head - tiny as he is, he looks like he has long limbs and with all that kicking sounds like he will fight his way through things. Remember this when you encourage him to start crawling :rofl: Thank you for the love and hugs - the roller coaster is heading up the hill again and about to go down at lightning speed - I will remember not to get too frazzled. If you like butterflies you would like my husband's pictures from the live butterfly garden in Chicago. I will have to send you a link to his Webshots page. You might also like my Mom's room here - the one room with wallpaper I refused to change. It's green on the bottom and has a top paper with peach butterflies. My Mom loved the wallpaper. I have a picture of her room for the flyer but you can't really see the wallpaper.

Hi Mel - did you save any strawberries? I'd put them in some vanilla yogurt and granola. :hungry: Are you guys digging out from the snow storm? As I was saying goodbye and talking to people yesterday of course we were talking about snow up north which naturally transitioned to the storm on the east coast. Let me tell you - people were scared SCARED of a storm like that. I just said you underestimate the hearty lot of the east coast and people up north. :lol: Do you need to borrow DH's fleece moose pants? Ok so NOW the secret is out why you don't generally mind those medical alarms - I can see Mel making calls now about "broken" alarms just to drool over hunky alarm repair guy :drool: :lol3:

Shad - I think the new title gives us just enough room to avoid the sugary too cheerful bound to be doomed karma that earlier threads did. Good thinking on the title! So did the government step in and hold off the strikers? Are you back at Mudgee driving everyone here and there? Oops just went back to catch up and I see your post about the races. I'd be thinking the same thing - why did I bother? :dunno: I see you have been talking to DH about one last visit to the states. Have to find what time of year would be the most comfortable for all. I think you are going to like the new place best of all!

Ceejay - got a good laugh from your remark to your co-worker that you are getting her raise. hahahahahahahah - that will get her all up in arms :lol: My "costume" consisted of wild Halloween socks, black pants, white button down shirt, black vest and man's tie with grinning pumpkins on it. Hardly anyone commented on what I wore. I guess if I translate that to "southern" it meant they all thought I looked stupid but in an effort to be polite opted to say nothing. I say who cares :lol: One of the new guys was disappointed we didn't get to come in costumes. I said welcome to drab corporate life.

Michelle - hope you didn't wear yourself out with the treats table and that yours raised the most money for the food pantry. What great ideas you guys have at work - makes it fun. When do things finally slow down for you?

Laura - apparently we have cranberry bogs all over by us at the new place. I have not cooked with fresh cranberries again - will have to start checking out the Ocean Spray labels. Thanks for the tip. I have one of those bean type heating pads too. DH discovered it a few weeks ago and really likes it - mostly because he can easily move it from shoulder to neck to back easily and it keeps it's warmth for a long time. Mine also has pouches you can slip your feet into the flannel cover so you can warm the cold tootsies. It takes a while to warm up but works nicely - I think you will like it. Gosh I sure do envy you folks with the extra leftover tomatoes. Make some sauce if they are ripe! I saw a snipped on Yahoo with this Italian cook Fabio - if you have an overripe tomato, soak it in a bowl of water overnight with a "peench" of salt and it will rehydrate and firm back up again. Interesting...

Last day at work was long. I came in at 8 and didn't leave until almost 6. It took a long time to say goodbye to people, many of which didn't know I was leaving. They loved that I was retiring early and out of the gawd awful workplace (except of course the 2 most senior managers who looked at me like I was a welfare bum walking away from work). Most could not believe I'd be moving to one of Santa Claus' suburbs willingly. People are more afraid of cold here than tornadoes and floods :lol: But everyone was nice and in the end I just tossed most everything out of my desk (paperwork) into the trash can as my coworker and I agreed it don't matter ;) I think they were expecting me to leave some fun stuff to pillage after I left but sorry ... I took it all with me. Going to need my heater up north and I paid for the electric stapler so it's mine ;) I had to laugh - 2 of my team members who are mega drama queens when I talked to them - it was all about them and the things going on in their lives. At one point I thought - hey, this is MY day. I'm leaving and all you can talk about is you - but then I remembered, this is why I am leaving. The team gave me a gift basket with some nice tea, body butter, cologne and shower gel (not all the same fragrance :lol: ) I will however use it all. The nicest thing was a large book on organic gardening. Of course I should have known it came from my partner in crime whom they pretty much saddled with getting my gift. They seemed surprised that she and I shared so much about each other these last few weeks. I thought - well you have shunned the two of us- we certainly know we are at the very bottom of the food chain so what did you expect? And D made me the most gorgeous canvas bag and embroidered my name on it. It's a craft bag for my yarn with lots of pouches and she also made me a pouch with a dozen compartments in which to store my crochet hooks - and she included 2 more hooks to get me started. I was soooooo touched - especially when she told me she stayed up until 2am to finish it. Made me all misty! I feel bad leaving her behind. And that was it. Took my 5 boxes of personal stuff and headed out. Now I need to sift through it and decide if I really need that stuff.

Better get off this computer now. DH took the cat to the vet one last time and to pick up some kitty downers. If he comes back and I am still on the computer, we will get into a stern discussion as there is lots to be done. Have a good Tuesday ladies.

diyana
11-01-2011, 01:21 PM
Good morning ladies -

I simply CANNOT believe it's already November. Before you know it the "S" word and the "C" word will be here. :faint:

Yesterday's fundraiser went really well. Our division raised nearly $750 for the food pantry. And my volunteering made me more "visible" (which is usually something I shy - pardon the pun - away from). My natural tendencies would be to hang back, stay in my cube and only talk/joke with my immediate co-workers. But my director has suggested that I need to be more "out there" so that people know who I am and learn what I can do.

My back is really sore from yesterday...so I'm glad I have PT in 1/2 hour. I think it'll just be a stretching session, so hopefully my back will feel much better afterwards.

As for the hours outside of work...those are going to get busier. I submitted my website proposal to my new client, who immediately approved the time and price estimate. Now I'm just waiting for her to decide on exactly what functionality she wants on the website and then we can get started. I hope she doesn't change her mind and try and find someone who would underbid me. I also need to do more minor changes for my pet sitting website client, and then write content for my other client. That combined with the stuff I need to do around the house doesn't leave many hours left in the day. But from a financial standpoint, we really NEED me to do the website work. So there it is...I need more hours in the day and more money in my wallet, but I'm sure that's true for all of us. *sigh*

So today's plan is to go to WalMart on the way home to get insulin for Doppler, then mow the lawn/mulch leaves, and then come inside and do some website work. I'd like to stay on top of laundry and cleaning during the week so that I can devote time on the weekends to website work and getting outside with the dogs while it's still relatively nice out. I also have to drag my butt back to the gym....the plan is to go on Thursday. My problem usually is that when I get home, I'm tired from working...so all I want to do is lay down on the couch and watch TV. The cooler temps and shorter days seem to be putting me in hibernation mode.

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Shad - Glad the strike ended and you got to Mudgee despite all the hassles. Bummer that after all you went through to get there, no one wants to work. Thanks for starting the new thread. If Happy's right, and you're talking to her DH about one LAST visit to the States...I hope you swing by West Bend (near Milwaukee) when you visit her...either that or ask Happy and her DH to invite me up there (hint, hint).

Mel - Bummer that you were up 'till midnight. Good for you for sleeping in and staying in your apartment all day.

Annie - Thanks for the books, magazine and Humana care package! I hope by this time tomorrow baby Jake is in a regular baby bed. :) I'm so glad to hear that Sam's BP is under control. As for the Kardashian's, one of my gay friends poked fun at the 72 day marriage, and commented how people say that "gay marriage threatens the sanctity of marriage", while some heterosexuals do an excellent job at de-sanctifying it all on their own. I guess since you call Jake "little monkey" the outfit I got him definitely suits him! Of course, I'm sure he can't fit into it yet. :)

Laura - I hope the movie selection is a good one. If not, will you go to the gym or do a BE workout instead?

Happy - I use Rain-X on my windshield. I don't know if it will remove road grime...but I LOVE how it handles rain and snow. The stuff just runs off, and you hardly have to use the wipers (unless it's pouring). It really improves my vision while driving in weather. :) BTW, I've heard that Ocean Spray gets a lot, if not all, of its cranberries from Wisconsin. You're last day at work sounds like a real doozy. I'm so glad you're out of that gawd awful place with those gawd awful people. What nice parting gifts though, especially the personalized canvas craft bag!


Well, I'd better finish up a couple things before my PT appointment.

Love and hugs to all,

Hotcupojava
11-01-2011, 01:31 PM
Good day Worldlies. I just wanted to pop in (a rare appearance, I know) and say hello. Hello! Today marked another "do-over" day for me, as most months first days do. But I'm going to, once again, give it a try. My weight is UP and my spirits are down. Time for a change. I'd like to wish you all a wonderful November and kick off the "almost holiday" season with a wave from West Virginia. Our Halloween snow has almost all melted and here's to a NEW MONTH! Cheers! :hat:

Laura705
11-01-2011, 03:26 PM
Hey Ms Turtle, nice to see you around these parts. :) Yeh, time for a change here too. I'm just not making good food choices, and I'm wondering what will make me want to. My doc put me on a blood pressure medicine a couple weeks ago and I thought that might motivate me to really get going with weight loss so I could get off it in the future...but I haven't changed my behavior yet. :(

Happy - So your short last day ended up being long. Nice you got to say goodbye, especially to those who didn't know and who were interested. You received some nice parting gifts too! LOL about not leaving all your personal stuff behind behind. Why give it away, especially to the scavengers??!! I guess with the plentiful availability of fresh cranberries in your area, you'll be using them more - enjoy. I just love the color and the tart flavor. :)

Michelle - It's nice you were able to get "out there" and help with the charity and show your boss you're working on yourself. I'm having a goals discussion this week...ugh, hate that stuff. I'm sorry you have to take on the extra work to make ends meet, but it's great that you have the kind of side work that you can do at home and generally on your own schedule. I'm glad you've got exercise on the calendar. :) The movie selection just came via e-mail and they chose "Moneyball". I'm not that thrilled about it, so I think I'm going to skip. Unless bf's schedule has changed, I have three exercise options - a BE workout at home, an exercise class, or going to the new gym with him, if he's up for that.

Okay, back to work. The fundraising finale starts in about 90 minutes, so I better get a few things done now because the rest of this afternoon won't be so productive.

diyana
11-01-2011, 05:07 PM
JavaTurtle - Great to see you again! I need to make a change too. I need to eat better and move more.

Laura - "Moneyball" is on my list of movies to rent when it comes out. I definitely wouldn't pay full theater price to see it. The next movie I pay full price for will probably be "Breaking Dawn" (the next installment of the Twilight series).

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I had a good PT session, which got rid of a lot of my pain. After sitting at my desk for a few hours though (even with standing/stretching breaks), some of the pain has come back.

I think the long time pain (and its accompanying limitations) has gotten me kind of blue. There have been so many things that I've wanted to do these last few months that I haven't been able to due to back pain. My DH, who has had chronic pain for roughly 25 years, says that I just need to do what I can within my limitations so I don't suffer setbacks. I know, I know...that's what y'all have been telling me too. It's just frustrating. But I've got to get back to moving (the endorphins will help my mood) and eating right...because eating poorly just makes me gain more weight which is harder on my back. Vicious cycle that I've just got to break.

No matter how much I feel like hibernating...I've just got to keep my eye on the prize...that hopefully by next summer I'll be thinner and stronger so I can do some of the fun stuff I really enjoy.

Anyway, enough pity party....almost time to leave, run errands and then mulch the leaves at home.

Love to all,

happy2bme
11-02-2011, 12:02 AM
Hi guys,

Think I'm going to post now as I have a busy morning ahead. I did get some things done and others were a fruitless waste of time that had to be pushed to another day. I waited an hour and a half to speak to someone about settling my affairs with the retirement, only to find after being switched around that I have to wait one more week because of the cooling off period for the papers I signed :mad: Then went to pick up my dental records. DH went last week, asked for them, paid the fee and was told they would be ready yesterday. I went to get them today - NOT done. The person who came out to talk to me I have caught lying in the past. She said she sent paperwork to the insurance company when she did not. She told me to have a seat and she would get them ready. I told her that DH was in last week and they should have been ready. She said "well he probably talked to X and she has been out the last few days" :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: We were already tired and hungry so I said I'd pick them up tomorrow. We'll see if they are ready. :rollpin:

We got some sad news today. DH took our cat to the vet - she has been continuously losing weight even tho she gets lots of food - sometimes we open up to 5 cans a day to appease her - she has always been a nibbler though some days she scarfs the can down in 2 hours. She has gone from 9 pounds to 6 and a half pounds in under 2 years. She is the type that has somewhat loose skin so she doesn't look as skinny as she really is but if you pet her, you can feel all the sharp bones. Vet said she is in the beginnings of kidney failure and her numbers don't look good. She said she might not even be able to tolerate the mild tranquilizer we were going to give her for the long journey. It looks like we are going to have to make the difficult decision to put her down. The vet said to think about it for a few days but she thinks it might be the right thing to do as the cat will only get worse and would then go into kidney failure and need a transplant which I don't see happening. DH and I cried all day on and off. We don't know how old Boo actually is since she showed up in our yard abandoned by someone and we took her in 7 years ago. We thought she was about 1 or 2 when we got her since she is a small cat but the vet said by looking at her teeth and tatar buildup she was older than that. Anyway it really cast a pall on the day.

Java - I echo everyone's sentiments about nice to see you pop in. :D I think you can't dwell on what you didn't do last month, look at things as a fresh start as you did and attempt to do one thing right each day and go from there. Come back as often as you can.

Laura - holy cow - are you doing 2 weeks of fundraisers? Many charities or just one big one? Seems like you've had stuff going on for a while. As for the food - I have always found this time of year to be challenging as it gets colder and darker. Not so satisfying to have the light and healthy foods of summer when warm and comfort sounds so much better. Perhaps you can make some nice vegetable soups or make ahead, warm up at dinner or lunch time meals so you avoid the temptations. And avoid trigger foods like those darn bite size Snickers bars - stuff of the devil :rofl:

Michelle - wow - you did GREAT for the food pantry. Bravo :cp: Yes, I have heard that it's good to get your face out in the crowd. They told me this when I was coerced into joining the Activities Committee. Then I wondered if "getting your face out" meant waiting on people and blowing entire days on events because the others only donated an hour or two of their time and then someone else (me and my cohort) generally were left to tie up loose ends. And in 2 years of getting my face out - it certainly didn't help me get another job so poo on their advice *** raspberries *** I think getting your face out does better when you volunteer to make presentations in front of the senior guys.

I'm sorry that your pain is getting you down. I understand how that can happen - especially when you keep hitting bumps in the road. I would offer that perhaps you need to change your mindset because you might not ever be able to go back (completely) to what you did before. Kind of like when one goes on thyroid meds - you always hope it will make you feel like your old self, but you never get to that point again. Instead accept that this is a new path for you. That might mean ball zumba and water walking instead of intense aerobics. And with your busy schedule right now, it might mean 3 times a week instead of 5. Sometimes it might mean on a busy day that you work in 2, ten minute walks to the farthest ladies room if you can't exercise that night. Always do something a little bit more than nothing. I also understand that time demands are getting to you - work is very busy and as you said, the extra web income is most handy. Stressing undoes everything good you try to do so balance what you can and end the day feeling that you made the right (maybe not the perfect) choices at the end of the day. Sometimes when I felt overwhelmed, I'd go back to the mantra of savings - find one thing you like and look for a way to do it less costly - so my friend, find one thing you'd like to do (exercise) and look for a way to work it in - they can't fire you for taking a bit longer to go to the farthest ladies room on your floor (unless of course it's the ONLY one) and you'd be surprised how the steps add up for 10 minutes extra effort. Just don't get down about, ok? You are quite the busy woman and it shows no signs of letting up.

I just realized I have to go through the refrigerator for trash day tomorrow so I'd better sign off. Have a good night...

annie175
11-02-2011, 09:20 AM
Hump Day/Trash Day!!

Great news! Lil Monkey is now in a regular baby bed. He is so sweet and cuddly. He melts my heart.

Happy...so sorry to hear about your little furry friend. I know how attached one can get to an animal. I cried off and on for 3 months after our family dog died (Lizabeth). Hugs to you sweet sister. I totally agree with your thinking for Chelle....

Gotta go potty brb

MELODY525
11-02-2011, 09:45 AM
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:coffee: GOOD MORNING CHICKLETTES.
LOVELY SUNNY DAY AND SUPPOSED TO BE MILDER.
LOOKING FORWARD TO OPENING A WINDOW FOR A FEW MINUTES.
YESTERDAY WAS CALM & QUIET AND I LEFT THE SIGN ON THE DOOR.
FINALLY A DAY FOR MYSELF.
THEY JUST DON'T GET IT IN THE OFFICE. JOHN IS GONE AND IT IS WHAT IT IS.
THERE IS NO WHITE NIGHT ARRIVING ANY TIME SOON.
SOME OF THEM WILL KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO WORK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR LIVES :rofl:
I NEED TO GET GOING HERE AND START THE DAY OFF.
HAVE A GREAY DAY :moped:


************** OUR ONE MAINT. MAN IS OFF.....DID ANYONE TELL ME OR ANYONE ELSE?? NO OF COURSE NOT. SO TENANTS AND AN OFFICE WORKER SET ALL THE BURGLAR ALARMS OFF. I FLEW OUT THE DOOR!! COULDN'T IMAGINE WHAT THE FOOK WAS GOING ON. WONDER IF MY HEART WILL EVER LEARN HOW TO BEAT WHEN IT NO LONGER GETS JUMP STARTS LIKE THIS EACH MORNING?!?! :rofl: :rofl:


ANNIE....SO GLAD TO HEAR TODAY THAT SISSY & JAKE ARE DOING SO WELL. JEN ENTERED THE WORLD THE SAME WAY BUT WAS FULL TERM. MAYBE SOON JAKE WILL FILL OUT HIS CLOTHES!!! SENDING A HUG AND KISS FOR THEM BOTH :love: :hug: AS TO THE FAMILY OF TRASH...THE KARDASHIANS.....THE ARE LIKE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH.. AND I CANNOT BELIEVE THEY GET TO LAUGH AT THE WORLD AND TAKE ALL THAT MONEY TO THE BANK!!! GREEDY BUNCH OF SPOILED BRATS AND THE WORLD PLAYS RIGHT INTO THEIR HANDS. NEVER WATCH THE STUFF.
I DON'T CARE ABOUT JESSICA SIMPSON EITHER.....OR ANY OF THE REST....:rofl:





LAURA.....POOR COAL....DIDN'T HE GET TO GO TRICK OPR TREATING?!?!
HOPE THE FINALE OF THE FUND RAISER WAS A GOOD ONE. WHAT WAS THE FUND FOR?? DID I FORGET? YES THE SNOW IS ALMOST ALL GONE...WOULD NEVER KNOW WE HAD A HORRIBLE WEEKEND :lol3:




CEEJAY....I SEE SO MANY PEOPLE TODAY DON'T REALLY "DO" THEIR JOBS. BUT DANG IT ALL, THEY SURE WANT THEIR PAYCHECK AT THE END OF THE WEEK :rofl:
YOU'RE JUST A LITTLE ENERGIZER BUNNY THIS WEEK!!!:bunny:



HOTCUP.....GOOD MORNING MISS MARY:hug: SO NICE OF YOU TO DROP IN ON A DO OVER MORNING! WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST FOR A SUCCESSFUL AND A VERY HAPPY NOVEMBER TOO!! GOOD LUCK THIS MONTH. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE HOLIDAYS ....YOU KNOW ME!! GOTTA LOVE THE GRAPHICS!!:hohoho: CHEERS RIGHT BACK AT YA BABE :xcheer:




HAPPY.......I FELT THE MIST COMING TOO READING YOUR POST.
EVEN WITH ALL THAT WAS WRONG, I AM GLD YOU AND D HAD TIME TOGETHER. HOW SPECIAL IT WAS OF HER TO MAKE THE BAG. VERY SWEET. YOU WILL THINK OF HER EACH TIME YOU SEE IT. REMEMBER THE GOOD PARTS!:hug:
PART2: I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE CAT. POOR LITTLE THING. SENDING ANOTHER HUG FOR ALL 3 OF YOU :hug:


MICHELLE......I CAN UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL. BUT SETTING YOURSELF BACK SO MANY TIMES WON'T HELP THE PROBLEM. ACCEPTANCE AND MOVING ON IS WHERE IT'S AT. ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER. WEIGHT FIRST AND THEN BETTER THINGS WILL FOLLOW. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND I KNOW YOU CAN DO THIS. STAY STRONG:hug:
WHEN YOU LOSE THE WEIGHT YOU WILL GAIN MORE FREEDOM OF MUXCLE USE AND THEN PROPERLY SEE WHERE AND HOW FAR YOU CAN GO!
CHEERING YOU ON:cheer3:




SHAD........HOPE YOUR DAY WAS BETTER AND THE WEEK IS ROLLING ALONG!! HOW ARE THE NEW DIGS?? DON'T RECALL YOU MENTIONING THEM?!?!?




SHAD......

diyana
11-02-2011, 09:51 AM
Okay...just saw the attached picture on Facebook, posted by a Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Scary stuff. :yikes: No wonder I'm having pain. I need to remember (or post) this image as a reminder of the immediate effects of fat on my body. Not to mention the long term effects my obesity is having on my body.

Here's the caption from the picture:
"The light areas are fat. The subcutaneous fat (fat just under the skin) is one thing. But notice the pressure on the ankles, how the joints are at awkward angles, the compression at the knees and how the organs are constricted. One of these bodies will most likely last longer than the other. Which would you rather be? It's time to make a change."

annie175
11-02-2011, 10:11 AM
Ok back, all is good with the world. Potty, cup of joe, cottage cheese and my BFFs the worldlies...

OK MELLIE....time to get rid of the Halloween animations and slap on some turkey stuff. Isn't it amazing the people who do the most biotching are the ones who do the least work. I guess it is the same no matter where you are.

SHADDIE....hope you are having a marvelous week of work.

LAURA...speaking of movies...Curtis and I went to see Puss N Boots. It was actually pretty good and had a few adult jokes in it. Very cute movie. What was the movie last night?

CHELLE...I agree with Happy on the phase of life you are in and going with it. Remember a little bit of moving is better than none, and when you push yourself too hard then you have to settle for NO MOVEMENT, due to recuperating....so go easy girl. Glad you got the box and all is good. DMIL should be arriving soon? Yes?

Hey CEEJAY...hope all is good in your world of work and home...hugs

I have about 30 tomatos left from my garden in varying states of ripeness. Been having one in my cottage cheese every morning and will miss that when they deplete. Also have one medium sized zucchini that I think I will make bread with for Thanksgiving. Turkey day is at my house. Everyone is attending except my oldest brother and his wife. They always have her family up their arses and bug out on our family....whatever. Hopefully lil monkey will be home by then. Baby boy soldier already told me he is bringing the turkey. Awesome. My total should be around 20 people. I invited Curtis's two girls, but think they are doing something with their mother's side.

Curtis and I are going for a hike on the paths at our favorite park today after work. I wish we could take Hella B, but she is so unfriendly and would try to fight with the other dogs we pass on the paths. She just doesn't realize how much she is missing out on in life by being such a Devil Dog.

Going to see lil monkey at lunch today, I can barely stand going one day without seeing him. His daddy popped in while I was there yesterday and I said...."Chris guess what...his first word was Nanna". Chris just looked at me a laughed.

That is about it for me...gotta get some enrollment packets together for a meeting this afternoon.

Have a marvelous day all.

Loves and Hugs

annie175
11-02-2011, 10:13 AM
YIKES Chelle...that ought to boost your motivation. Kinda like seeing the black lung pictures of smokers. That is just nasty.

happy2bme
11-02-2011, 11:05 AM
Good morning to you,

It's wierd, walking around here noticing a bunch of "lasts". Next to the last time we have garbage pickup (so I'd better start tossing), last week that I have time available to grab lunch with friends, doesn't really seem like I am leaving. Don't know why. :dunno:

Michelle - that picture is very eye opening. I guess I choose to ignore the obvious - just like Annie said with the lungs - that all that belly fat is squeezing the living bejezzus out of my internal organs. Even the nurse at work said that I'd never get off the Nexium until I lost a bunch of weight. What surprised me most about the picture was the bend in the bones and joints - guess that makes perfect sense because anything will bend - closet racks, shelves, etc when it's carrying too much excessive weight. Just never thought about the same goes for bones too. :eek: Thanks for sharing.

Annie - so glad to hear that baby Jake is in his own brand of "big boy" bed now :rofl: the tiniest steps mark progress forward. I have no doubt whatsoever that his first word will be nana. It's an easy one that rolls off the tongue. Enjoy your hike this afternoon - I had to smile about your comment on Hella missing out on things - so true. Guess the same can be said of a human being a grouch all the time - interesting how one can come across the old brick in the head moments when you least expect it.

Mel - OMG WTF - set the BURGLAR alarms off???? What the heck were they doing? Good luck getting these people who never did much on the job to stand up and take charge. Not going to happen. Lazy abounds because everyone is afraid of lawsuits. No one pushes for excellence any more. Which is why you put a sign on your door lest you get sucked in. Hope you can enjoy a little bit of fresh air. Have things cleaned up outside? Caught your hug ***whup *** winding up my pitching arm and sending you one back :hug: Thanks!

Hellos to the rest of the chicks. I have a bunch of shoes to return to Zappos so I'd better go tape up those boxes. DH is awaiting on me. Have a good one ladies, I'll check back later.

annie175
11-02-2011, 11:49 AM
Happy....bright side of moving to a new location....you are still here with us!

Laura705
11-02-2011, 12:03 PM
Morning all. I’ve had the morning from **** and it’s not even over yet!

I had this bizarre dream in which a skunk was making a nest of some sort on our front lawn, and there was also a lion in the dream too. Then I woke up and the bedroom smelled like skunk. I thought there was a skunk outside nearby, and I even thought I’d heard noises like animals fighting at some point. I don’t know when I thought I heard this. So I’m thinking there’s a dead skunk in the sideyard outside our bedroom, and the windows were open, so the smell was coming in.

Bf was awake and I complained about the smell. Then he says, sounding like he’d had at least a few beers while staying up late, that he thinks the dog was eating a skunk carcass. OMG. I said I wished he hadn’t told me that, but was still hoping that the smell was from outside and not the dog. I went about my morning routine, and popped back into the bedroom for something a couple times and the smell was so strong (doggy was in his bed in there). But not totally skunk, but a strong awful, almost metallic smell. Disgusting.

After I’m washed and dressed, I go to the kitchen and the dog comes in all perky and wants his breakfast, which is rare behavior for him. He’s probably still got adrenaline in his system from going after the !@##$% skunk carcass. But as a last ditch effort in my hopes that the dog is not the source of the horrible smell, I get close and sniff. Ugh. It’s him. OH NO.

I feed him his breakfast, and he does his usual snout cleaning/rolling around routine on the living room area rug. Eeeew. I carefully put his collar on him and take him for a walk around the block. Every time I’m downwind of him, I smell it. Poor Coal. I don’t know what to do. I don’t want him in the yard, going back to any skunk remains. I’m furious with bf, who must have let him out and not paid attention to what was going on outside. Aaaargh. All I know is that the house stinks and I can’t spend anymore time there. I finish getting ready as quickly as I can and leave the house after telling bf he’s got to take care of this.

Oh, and having left early, I thought I could get an earlier train, but no. Trains were delayed. I ended up on a crowded train having to stand the entire way. I didn’t put on my makeup until I got to the office. Grrr.

And this afternoon I have two yucky meetings, and then I have to go home and it’ll probably still have that horrible stink. I don’t even think I’ve gotten it out of my nostrils yet.

I will phone bf and rant some more later to make sure he’s taking care of this skunk situation – setting up a groomer appointment for a bath, getting the dog bedding out of the house, getting that area rug out of the house. Gawd, I hope he knows he needs to turn off the furnace and open all the windows.

Sorry for being such a whiner. My dog is happy and healthy, and I have a good job to go to each day. I should be grateful. I just hope I can laugh about this soon. I should be glad the lion part of my dream didn't turn out to be reality, LOL.

No personals right now, except Happy - I’m very sorry to hear about your kitty. Very sad.

diyana
11-02-2011, 01:26 PM
Hi ladies -

Another day...things have finally quieted down a little at work. Now, I'm in the requirements gathering phase for 3 upcoming projects, which means research and meetings rather than actual development.

You ladies are right...as usual. I should accept where my body is now...and do whatever I'm able to do now...and gently push myself towards improvements. And accept that I may not be able to do some of the things I enjoyed prior to my injury. Problem is...even though I'm pushing 50...I feel like I'm in my late 20s or early 30s, and I feel way too young to be this limited (and I probably am). But the fact is that I have not taken the care of my body for many years and therefore, I have health and physical issues that contribute to my limitations. That's it. Now it's time for me to suck it up and do something about it.

I'll be getting home late today from my doctor's appointment, and then I have to give the dogs their medications, and after that I'm hoping I'll have time to get to the gym for Zumba (on the ball probably)...and if I don't, then I'll just go and do the recumbent stepper. I have to do something to get rid of all the fat that's pushing my organs and joints all out of whack. That picture was definitely an eye opener. I really like Happy's idea about walking to rest rooms on the other side of the building...that's certainly worth 1/2 mile or more round trip.

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Happy - I am so very sorry to hear about Boo. We've had two animals that had kidney issues later in life (1 dog and 1 cat). It's so hard to have to make the toughest, self-less decision to put a furry family member down. We extended our pets' lives with subcutaneous fluid therapies 2 or 3 times per day, and that gave them several additional happy months...however, in your case, I fear that the stress of the move might be too stressful for her, regardless of what treatment options you pursue, so it might be best to let her go in peace before you move. I'm so very sad for you, as I know how difficult this is. Sending you, your DH and dear Boo lots of love and hugs. :hug: :hug: :hug:

Annie - I'm so glad to hear that Jake is now in a regular baby bed! And it doesn't surprise me that his first word was "Nana". :lol: I can totally understand your wanting to see him every day, and several times a day when possible. DMIL should be here sometime before Thanksgiving. We'll be doing Thanksgiving at our house...just the three of us (if DMIL is here). Good for you for getting the last harvests out of your garden. Sounds like you're going to have a fantastic Thanksgiving with almost the whole family!!

Mellie - OMG about the burglar alarm going off! :yikes: That's a lousy way to wake up in the morning! I hope your ticker has calmed down now. :hug: I'm glad to hear that the snow is nearly gone.

Shad - Are things at the mine getting any better?

Laura - I am SO sorry to hear about Coal's skunk encounter! OMG! That would be awful! We always check the yard thoroughly after dark to make sure there aren't any critters of any kind. We've had too many near encounters of the kitty, bunny and possum kind. Sorry that on top of the lousy smelling way to start your day you have two yucky meetings. :hug: I hope the rest of the day goes better than you predict. :hug:


Gotta sign off for now.

Love and hugs to all,

ceejay52
11-02-2011, 01:52 PM
Michelle
I've seen pictures like this before but this should be a wake up call for all of us. Thanks for postingit.

Hot cup of Java
Welcome home. We'd love to have you around more often.

Annie
Yeah for baby Jake going to his "big boy" bed.

Mel
That energizer bunny is called a b12. I'm feeling so much better. Unfortunately I forget my age and those unused muscles are telling me about it.

Happy
I like the what you said about finding a new path. From now on it's going to be one day at a time for the rest of my life. Live in the moment so to speak.

ceejay52
11-02-2011, 02:01 PM
Shad
Had to go back to look at the title for November and like th Nice or Nasty part of it. At first thought it said Nice and Naughty--maybe that would be good for December.

Laura
Oh my with your skunk issue. Poor Coal and Laura too.

annie175
11-02-2011, 02:17 PM
OMG Laura, I know it is not funny, but I about spit my iced tea out all over my computer reading about the skunk. You incorporated the skunk smell into your dream. I do that with the music from my alarm sometimes. Or a show that I watch just before going to bed. Only thing I have ever heard of getting the skunk smell out was tomato juice, then how would you get the tomato juice out? hmmmmmmmmm

Baby Jake was 4 lbs when I went to see him at lunch. He is all swaddled up and looks like a cute littl burrito. Has a stocking cap on too.

Ceejay...are you being nice or naughty in the energized B12 mood?

CHELLE...it won't be so bad to slow down and do a bit less stressful exercising, at least you can still do some. That's your bright side and I know what you mean being 50 but feeling 20 or 30, my body tells me by all the aches and pains that it certainly is 50. Hugs sister, you will be fine. Just think how much better you will feel with the weight off.

Gotta get back at it.

Hugs

Shad
11-02-2011, 06:44 PM
Morning all,
Swear I posted yesterday, but in current state maybe I didn't. or maybe I didn't follow my own advice and post in the new thread. Who knows.

Second to last day at Moolarben and Mudgee. Go home tomorrow, God willing and planes keep flying. I've had a good time here but need to move on. Next week I will be working from home. That means I can slop around in my pyjamas and slippers, not do my hair, and spend time outside when it is fine. Lots of work to do in the garden as well. Everytime I go home from Mudgee and look at my roses and remember the roses down here, I think my lot look malnutritious. Here they are just glorious.

Laura - sorry about the skunky smell. Hope you can get it off the dog and off the doggy bed etc. It's an awful smell that one and so difficult to get rid of.

Happy - sounds like retirement is working. Don't worry you will lose weight this week and next week - moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do - apart from divorce or loss of partner - apparently. I know I lost several kilos when I first came to Aus. Pity they had to find me again.

Ceejay - cleaning bathrooms? I love berries too. Lucky we can get them here all year round although I do draw the line at the price of them sometimes.

Annie - so nice that little monkey is moving to another bed. Before you know it, you will have him at home. Then watch him grow.

Michelle - that picture is very revealing and motivating. Thanks for posting it.

Mel - And just how many of those alarms did you set off to prove your point that the place needs to have a communication system and a maintenance plan??? Seriously, it worries me to have all those oldies in there and helpless much of the time.

Mary - so nice to have you amongst us again. Hope you come back often - just to check in and say hello and tell us how you are doing.

Right - man here to ask questions about how he can fix a mistake in the system. Forgot he had posted hours against a work order and did it twice. The maintenance man will love him if he (maint man) gets paid for 36 hours at $75. per hour twice. Wee hoo! Better fix that one quick.

annie175
11-03-2011, 09:13 AM
Up and at it this morning. Thank God it's Thursday...almost Friday and Friday for Ms. Shaddie sooner.

Not much to report from last night. Stopped in at Curtis's house and helped his daughter color her hair. It turned out ok, but she had already destroyed it with color so it was more damage control.

Shaddie...yeah to coming home and and working from home for a week. Altho I think I would be too lazy to work steady 8 hours if I worked from home. Well not lazy but finding many other things to do from home rather than work. Yeah for you and hope you get a good flight.

Hey to everyone...

Loves and hugs

ceejay52
11-03-2011, 09:14 AM
Morning.
We had rain during the night. Raining so hard that it woke me up.

Annie
I'm being "nice" with the b12. Just forgetting that I'm 61 and not 31. I've pushed myself past limits this week.

Shad
We do our own cleaning at work.

Happy
So sad about the cat, Boo.

I'm up 2 pounds this week. I was expecting it due to all the sweets I've eaten this week.

annie175
11-03-2011, 11:19 AM
OMG...I just went over to give blood at work and got turned down because my BP was 166/104...holy cathedral. I called my doc and she is calling me back. I am about to stroke out just knowing that.

Baby Jake is 4 lbs 2 2/3 oz today...up 2 2/3 oz. Whew who

diyana
11-03-2011, 12:48 PM
Hi ladies -

I got good news and not so good news at the doctor's office yesterday. The good news is that I am scheduled for another radio frequency ablation on 11/23 (Thanksgiving Eve). The not so good news is that the doctor believes it is too much trauma to do the procedure on the nerves of both sides of my spine at once, so he's only doing the left side on the 23rd. If I still have bad pain on the right side, then in December, he will do two diagnostic tests (a week apart) on the right side, followed by radio frequency ablation in late December if the diagnostic tests are successful.

I'm hoping that I only need the left side done, but as I am now experiencing pain on the right side of my low back...well, we'll see. I'm am forever hopeful that I will very soon have little or no back pain!

Yes, this is the same procedure I had done last December, which was really successful in reducing my pain after the initial recovery period of a week or two (though I only had to take a couple days off work). What happened last year was that just as I was beginning to feel like a million bucks and able to do just about anything without pain, I got sick with bronchitis and was laid up for 3 weeks, at which point my back got stiff and my core and other muscles lost their strength and I was in pain again. Not going to happen this time though. No sir! :nono:

Tonight, after work, I'm going to the gym for either Zumba or the recumbent stepper, and I'm also taking Happy's suggestion and walking more at work and even taking the stairs. I definitely want to get as much exercise as my body allows within the next three weeks prior to my procedure, even if that is just 3 times a week. I miss the endorphins. Next step is to get back to journaling my food (and measuring and weighing portions on a nifty new scale I got recently).

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Annie - Good gracious, girlfriend! Get that blood pressure back down!! No more stressing about Little Jake or anyone/anything!! I know you want to spend time with the lil guy, but having a stroke and winding up in the hospital with him is NOT the way to do it!! Big hugs to you, sista! Lots of love too. I'm so glad to hear baby Jake is getting bigger each day! :) So nice of you to color Curtis' daughter's hair. When used to color my own hair, I destroyed it a couple times...which is why now I have a professional do it. And my stylist is my DH's 2nd cousin...so she always gives family members a great deal. So I tip her roughly the amount she says for the color (e.g, if she's going to charge $25 for the color, I give her $50...which is still a bargain because with my long hair, most salons charge at least $100).

Ceejay - I'm glad the b12 helps you so much. I take a b12 tablet every day. I'm afraid that if I got the shot that, like you, I'd push myself too far and overdo it.

Shad - Glad to hear you're going home and can work from home next week! Safe travels, my friend! I enjoy working from home and am usually quite productive when I do. I get to sleep in, not do my hair, work in shorts and a t-shirt (or sweats/pajamas), get ahead on the laundry, etc. I hope you get the duplicate posting corrected before the guy spends the double pay! :rofl:

Hellos to Happy, Mel and Laura!

Much love and many hugs to my Worldly Sistas,

Laura705
11-03-2011, 01:09 PM
Morning all. Better morning than yesterday!

Shad – Yay for some time at home, and working from home to boot. Fingers crossed you don’t have any travel issues. :crossed: I agree w/ Annie, though – with all the distractions of what needs to be done at home, I usually have trouble concentrating. Heck, I have that problem when I’m at the office!

Annie –Sorry your BP was too high to donate…and they’re usually much more lenient on the bp criteria than the usual “desired bp” guidelines. I hope this is just a blip for you. Little Jake is growing by leaps and bounds!! He wants to be home w/ Mom and Dad and go to Thanksgiving at Nanna’s house!!!

Ceejay – We had rain overnight too, but it stopped this morning. I rode my bike to the train station. The wind really picked up and it was a challenge pedaling there. I picked up two pounds as well over the past couple days, but I’m hoping it’s just a fluctuation. :crossed: It’s TOM week for me, so that happens...

Michelle – I’m glad you’ve stepped back and looked at your health situation. I’m another one who doesn’t psychologically feel my age, but my body says something else, and that’s not a happy discrepancy to live with. But we know there’s a certain order to things, like that saying you have to walk before you can fly, etc. And certain physical activities that just won’t go well without the base foundation of a certain level of fitness. So listen to your body and match your activities to its tolerances, and at some point you’ll realize you’re ready for more. I hope the rf ablation gives you some relief and gets you back to strengthening your core and lets you do more. Bf's mother had a re-injury of an old back injury a couple years ago and is finally at the point where she's given up on the chiropractor and couldn't do the PT, so she just had the cortisone shot last week. I hope that helps her, but the pain clinic also said that the rf ablation is an option as well. P.S. I agree w/ Happy - that photo you posted is very eye-opening!!

Mel – Sorry about all the alarms going off. I hope the office wakes up to their situation. You need to make sure they realize the full repercussions when someone drops the ball. You’re not the one who has to pick it up!! Are you at Trader Joe’s today? Enjoy your trip.

Hi Happy!!! I liked your analogy re too much weight stressing and bending the shelves/bones.
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Yesterday’s meetings turned out to be less yucky than I had thought, so that was good. I wasn’t looking forward to going home to a skunk-scented house, but it wasn’t too bad at all. BF couldn’t find any sign of a skunk in the yard, but smelled it in the back corner by the shed. He thinks the deck of the neighbor behind us might be a spot the skunks like because it’s open underneath. Doesn’t matter that our yard isn’t a good skunk home – i.e, no real food sources, motion-activated security lights, no place to take shelter – if they pass through our yard to get to somewhere else, there’s always a chance doggy will be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Michelle – we’re definitely going to be checking the yard w/ flashlights before doggy gets free range out there at night!! At this point, we’ll actually welcome the point in the season when it's cold enough that it means no more skunks coming through!

Bf got the dog to the grooming area at petco and bathed him after using a recommended cleaning product. However, Coal got it most in the face/ears and that’s the hardest spot to clean because of the eyes/nose/ears, so that area still needs more work. Bf also got Coal’s bedding to the Laundromat and that cleaned up nicely. He tossed the filling from Coal’s one bed, and we’ll just replace that. I was glad we had mild weather yesterday because we had all the windows wide open and just the fan part of the hvac running. It really helped air out the house. Once it got windy and chilly later in the evening we had to close most of the windows, and even then the smell didn’t come back like I feared, or at least I think so. It’s funny how your nose can get acclimated to a smell...especially when it’s not too strong. I suppose the real test will be returning home tonight with a freshened sense of smell.

Nothing going on tonight. (Annie - the movie the other night was Moneyball, and I just wasn't interested. Puss n Boots looks cute from the commercials I've seen.) Anyway, I’d like to have gone to the circuit class tonight, but bf will likely not be home from a work thing until later, so I have no way of getting there. Besides I have to get home a bit earlier to get the dog out for a walk anyway. I’ll just do a BE workout in the basement. Getting exercise in is good, of course, but that isn’t helping me to use up classes on my fitness passport!! Saturday I have a mammogram appt at 8:45, so if I’m smart I’ll be dressed to exercise and go straight from the mammo to a class afterwards. And I have no firm plans Sunday, so I might go to a class on Sunday too. My feet have been achey this week, but I'm still in the mood for a bit of Zumba! :D

I think bf finally realizes we need to plan our meals and shop accordingly. We went to both Trader Joe’s and Walmart last weekend and yet this week we’ve still been scrounging for dinner – frozen meals, restaurant leftovers and, yes, carryout – and not liking it. So as obvious as this sounds, we’ll have to develop a routine of discussing our schedules for the coming week and try to plan exercise and meals to fit. If cooking isn’t going to happen, then we’ll have to cook on the weekends. Maybe Friday night will become our grocery shopping night. Whoopee!!

Okay, rambled enough and shamefully wasted the company’s time. Back to work!

Shad
11-03-2011, 04:32 PM
Morning all.
It is going home day. Haven't got a lot of time to post and not much interesting stuff anyway.

So if I find something I'll be back. Otherwise I will be running between the washplant and the open cut mine and getting up the noses of everyone again.

See ya

MELODY525
11-03-2011, 07:32 PM
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GOING TO POST THIS FIRST & THEN GO BACK & READ 2 PAGES.

WE WENT TO TRADER JOE'S AND IT WAS WILLY THAT TOOK ME :dancer:
THE OTHER DRIVER DOESN'T WANT TO HELP INSIDE THE STORE SO HE GAVE IT BACK TO WILLY.
I BOUGHT THE STORE OUT. GETTING READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
STOCKED UP ON CANNED STUFF FOR WINTER MONTHS.
WILLY ALWAYS POINTS OUT WHAT I CANNOT SEE OR STUFF THAT IS NEW.
I MISSED HIM THE LAST TRIP. IT WAS A NIGHTMARE SHOPPING ALONE.
EVEN THE STORE PEEPS WERE HAPPY TO SEE HIM BACK AGAIN!!
THEY KNEW I WAS LOST WITHOUT HIM.
IT SHOWED EVEN THO I TRIED TO HIDE IT.
THEY FOLLOWED ME AROUND LIKE LITTLE PUPPY DOGS TRYING TO HELP ME OUT .
I WAS VERY GRATEFUL. PEOPLE LIKE THAT KEEP ME INDEPENDENT!
THEN WE GOT TO THE REGISTER AND I BROUGHT THE WRONG CREDIT CARD WITH ME...LEFT MY DEBIT CVARD HOME!!
BOTH ARE BLUE AND I GRABBED THE WRONG ONE WHILE ON THE PHONE!
WILLY TOLD ME TO TURN THE PHONE OFF IN THE MORNING WHILE I AM GETTING DRESSED. :rofl:
NOW ALL THE CLOSETS AND BOTH FRIDGES ARE FILLED FOR NOW.
WE ALL ATE LIKE PIGS TONITE AND I AM STUFFED, SMILING AND SLEEPY.
HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT DAY. SWEET DREAMS.
TOMORROW I HAVE SOME WORK TO GET DONE....THUS THE POST TONITE.
ADIOS AMIGAS :cloud9:

MELODY525
11-03-2011, 08:07 PM
HAPPY.......I GOT THE HUG TONITE AND GOD KNOWS I NEEDED IT. EVERYTHING YOU SAID ABOUT PEOPLE AND HOW THEY WORK....OR RATHER DON'T WORK IS SO TRUE. THE SENIORS WERE TALKING TO ME ON THE BUS ABOUT SOME OF THEIR NFEARS WITH THE LACK OF NO ONLY MAN POWER BUT "ATTITUDES". SCARY FOR THEM. THEY HAVE YET TO FIND THEIR "MOUTH" IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN AND AREN'T LIKELY TO IN THIS LIFETIME:rofl: I HEAR YA SISTER OF MINE ON NOT FEELING LIKE YOU'RE REALLY MOVING....I HAVE HAD STUFF LIKE THAT HAPPEN TO ME. VERY SURREAL WHEN A LONG AWAITED DREAM IS FINALLY COMING INTO VIEW!!! WHEN YOU GET UP THERE AND THE FIRST SNOW STORM HITS....YOU'LL FRIGGING KNOW IT FAST ENOUGH!!!!!!:lol3: :lol3:
LOVE YA:hug:




CEEJAY....I ALWAYS FORGET MY AGE.....ON PURPOSE.
SO GLAD THE SHOT WORKED SO WELL THIS MONTH!! YOU GOT SO MUCH DONE AT WORK!!! THEY ARE DEFINITELY GOING TO MISS YOU WHENEVER YOU RETIRE. HOW IS THE MOVING GOING FOR YOUR FRIEND??? HOPE IT'S A SMOOTH ONE. SEND ME SOME WARMER AIR IF YOU CAN SPARE IT!! ALTHOUGH IT WAS 62 HERE TODAY!!:beach: IT FELT POSITIVELY BALMY!!!
I AM ALREADY TRYING TO DECIDE IF I WANT TO BE "NAUGHTY OR NICE" FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!:hohoho:




ANNIE......."all is good with the world. Potty, cup of joe, cottage cheese and my BFFs the worldlies..."....IS THAT THE RIGHT ORDER??? IT IS FOR ME:lol3: :lol3:AND WHERE THE HECKLE IS CURTIS IN ALL THIS???
I AM SO GLAD TO READ JAKE'S DAILY PROGRESS. HOPING SISSY IS DOING WELL EACH DAY ALSO. I ALMOST FEEL OUT OF MY FRIGGING CHAIR WHEN I READ YOUR BP/BLOOD DONATION STORY!! :yikes:
LORDY WOMAN....I'M OLD AND WRINKLY....DON'T BE SCARING THE CRAP OUT OF ME UNLESS I NEED THE DULCOLAX!!! HOPE EVERYTHING GOES OK WITH YOU. HAPPY HIKING AND SET ME A PLACE FOR TURKEY DAY :turkey:





LAURA......POOR COAL!!! OMG!!! POOR YOU!!!! I CRACKED UP AND WAS EVER SO THANKFUL THIS WAS NOT GOING ON IN MY HOUSE!!!! WE JUST HAD A SKUNK & CAT FIGHT NOT LONG AGO OUT BACK. PU!!! IT IS FUNNY HOW THE NOSE GETS USED TO SOMETHING. YOU MADE ME LAUGH. GLAD THE MEETING WENT WELL AND SORRY THE MOVIE WASN'T ALL THAT GOOD. JEN & I WERE TALKING ABOUT PUSS'N'BOOTS. IT LOOKS CUTE. HOPE YOU GET TO ZUMBA AND HAPPY PLANNING & FOOD SHOPPING!
PS: I AM STILL LAUGHING AT YOUR SKINK STORY...GOD IS GOING TO PUNISH ME TOMORROW:lol3:




MICHELLE....SORRY TO HEAR ALL THE MEDICAL NEWS BUT GLAD YOU ARE FORGING AHEAD AND MAKING PLANS. LET'S KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED AND PRAY IT ALL GOES ON SCHEDULE AND AS PLANNED. SENDING MANY HUGS :hug:






SHAD.....SAFE TRAVELS MY FRIEND!! :scooter: HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. DON'T FORGET TO WRITE N=DOWN FUNNY STORIES FOR THE NEXT CONVO!!:rofl: :rofl: THE FIRE COMPANY SENT A REP TO CHECK OUT OUR FIRE ALARMS AND WHY THE MAIN ONE NEVER WENT OFF. THE SYSTEM IS IN A-1 ORDER HE SAYS AND PROIVED IT TO ME WITH A CAN OF "SMOKE". HE THINKS THE REASON WAS NOT ENOUGH SMOKE ESCAPED THE WOMAN'S APARTMENT AND THE SMELL ALONE WON'T SET OF AN ALARM. ALL I CAN SAY IS I AM GLAD I AM ON THE 2ND FLOOR!!! ROFLMAO....NOT!!!! FIND OUT WHY THE ROSES OF MIUDGEE ARE GROWING SO BIG AND BRING SOME OF THE MIRACLE DIRT HOME!!!
CAN YOU SHIP IT IN A BOX???? MAYBE THE STRIKING AIRLINE WILL LET YOU BRING IT ABOARD!!! LOLOLOL

MELODY525
11-04-2011, 09:04 AM
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OK SO I LIED.....TAKING THE DAY FOR MYSELF.
I WAS REMINDED A FEW MINUTES AGO ABOUT TUESDAY'S ELECTION.
FORGOT ALL ABOUT IT AGAIN!! AND MY BACK HAD OTHER IDEAS FOR THIS DAY TOO. :beach:
GOING TO REST AND HAVE A 3 DAY WEEKEND WITHOUT SNOW!!! :hohoho:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY :moped:

annie175
11-04-2011, 09:41 AM
TG FOOKING IT's FRIDAY!!!!!!

Worked my one night at CVS last night, OMG the manager was BEGGING me to come back. I told him I would let him know. I am not, but didn't have the heart to tell him. They are in a bind, can't find good help...la la la... They are resetting the store starting Monday then for 3 weeks forward...mgr said if I wanted to make extra Christmas $$ just show up in my jeans and t-shirt anytime that would be great...now that I might consider.

Cutting out caffeine, salt, and anything the DASH eating plan says to in order of getting this BP down. DASH eating plan is for Lowering your blood pressure, actually there is a book about it (naturally). Anything good you can no longer eat....bagels, donuts, pastries, canned foods (don't eat anyway) convenience items: frozen dinners, pizza, cereals, packaged mixes, Deli items...bacon, luncheon meats, corned beef, smoked meats or fish, sasuage, mayonnaised based salads, snack foods: POPCORN (d*mn it), crackers, chips dips. Condiments, sauces, gravies, tomato juice BLOODY MARY, chocolate drink mixes....and a few others, but you get the idea.

OK...HUGE...BIG...ANNOUNCEMENT.....Curtis moved in with me on Wednesday night. I wish you all could meet him and see what a great person he is and how very much in love he is with me and vice versa. He worships me. I have never, ever had this type of relationship. I am happy, he is happy, SAMANTHA is happy and likes him and approves of him (a first in a very long time), Tater likes him (both military police in army) so they have that connection plus the hunting and fishing connection. The rest of my family approves and likes him...Heck even baby Jake likes him and baby Jake's daddy likes him. I certainly hope all you lovely ladies, sista friends like him too.

MELLIE...oh so great you got to go shopping with Willy. Bet that brightened your day and was so fun. The part in the sentence where Curtis is...."all is good in my world". ;^) Took two blood pressure pills yesterday and today (doctor's orders) and no longer hear my heart beating in my left ear. Will check BP at CVS tonight.

SHADDIE...hope your trip home was good/safe and you got there (strike). Make some of your time (YOU TIME). Hugs downunder.

LAURA...Moneyball is not on my list of want to see's either. Just not much out there that I really want to see. The only way I can control food is to make a list and stick to it. Only buy healthy food or the bad food goes straight into my mouth. And the salt content in carry out food is a killer.

CHELLE...hugs sista friend, lots of them...I know you will get all this medical crap straightened out before long....remember to keep a positive attitude...which is sometimes hard to do when you are in pain. I am sending lots of get well and no pain, positive vibes to you sweet sister. Hugs.

CEEJAY...just kick those two pounds to the curb. Get back with your programming on regular stations...lol.

HAPPY...keeping the head above water and staying afloat...muscle and mental power being thrown your way....

Need to get this posted before I lose it. Have a marvelous evening/morning and many hugs to you all.

Laura705
11-04-2011, 11:26 AM
Morning all. TGIF!!! And the sun is shining once again! :sunny:

Shad - Hope you had a good trip home. Enjoy working in your garden this weekend. I second what Mel said - bring home the miracle Mudgee dirt so you can have fabulous roses! :flow1:

Mel - Glad Willy is back to doing the TJ runs and helping you out in the store. :) :) Yay for being all stocked up for a while. You can laugh about our skunk experience if you want. I'm almost at that point myself, although I still have to give bf more grief over it. Cute graphics you inserted in your posts - keep 'em coming! Enjoy your 3-day weekend. I'm taking Monday off work, so I have one as well! :spin:

Annie - Ah yes, the DASH diet. Yup, nothing processed because it's all incredibly salty, or rather sodium-filled. I thought that as I was eating cottage cheese with tomatoes last night (copying you, and yes, it was yummy). Oops. And don't forget English muffins and salad dressings, all chock-full of sodium. IMHO, essentially you have to prepare all your own foods from scratch w/o using any processed convenience foods and never eat out in order to make a dent. I don't add much, if any, salt to my meals (except for eggs - they always need salt!), but that's like a drop in the bucket of the sources of dietary sodium. Wow, CONGRATS on your new living arrangements! I'm thrilled that you are so happy w/ Curtis, and it sure helps when family likes him too!!! :love: The good times are rolling for Miss Annie!! Give little Jake some xxxooo from me this weekend!

Hellos to the rest of my Worldlie friends! :wave:
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My last bike ride home for the season last night. I took doggy for a walk, and then I relaxed for a bit before doing a BE workout in the basement. Oh, I did give doggy's head another shampoo to try and get more of the skunk smell out. We'll have to keep at it. Hope he doesn't start avoiding us, LOL.

I walked to the train this morning because tonight bf, his mum, and I are going out to dinner right after work and I'm meeting them at a train station near the restaurant. We have a gift cert that I chose for my 15 yr service award (actually 1 of 2 certs I chose). Seafood, yum. (Though shellfish is high in sodium!) Taking bf's mum with us is also part of a thank you to her for dogsitting.

It felt good to walk this morning, and I was lucky I got to the station a few minutes early because the train arrived a couple minutes early! I have to check the schedule to see if the departure time for that train has changed!

That's about it for me. Mammo appt and exercise this weekend. Hopefully some cooking, and maybe some leaf-raking? Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

happy2bme
11-04-2011, 11:42 AM
We had to put Boo to sleep this morning. Just an all around bad day. Will be back later.

ceejay52
11-04-2011, 12:49 PM
Ah Happy so sad to hear this about Boo. But look at it this way he's not or will not be in any pain.

Mel
I'd forgotten about Willie. Glad he was able to do the trip with you. Enjoy the quiet time today. Talked to my friend this morning. I'm not sure that the friend moving in with her is a good idea. Think the other friend still has some inhibitions from the past during the time of my bff's divorce. I'm going for a visit today to see her new location.

Laura
I know you are happy about getting Coal cleaned up. Wow wish I'd gotten a certificate to eat when I received my 15 year pin.

Shad
As my grandpa used to say home again home again giggity gig. If you are like me you'll find more things to work on except what you are being paid to do.

Michelle
I've decided to take things one day at a time and not push myself. I've had an abundance of energy lately and I like this. I do have to remember my age and that's hard.

Hot cup of Java
Are you still with us?

I'm getting things together to go visit with my bff tonight and then tomorrow I'll be going to Paragould to eat lunch with my uncles. I was hopingthat the maintenance men would come before I leave but it may be Monday before they get here.

ceejay52
11-04-2011, 12:52 PM
Annie
Oh my, I'd be freaking about that number myself. You have to much going on right now. So happy to hear that your rerlationship with Curtis is growing.

diyana
11-04-2011, 03:55 PM
No time for personals today...except for one.

Happy - Oh, my friend, I know how rough this is. I'm so so very sorry for your loss. Boo is in a better place free from a body that wasn't serving her very well. I know the house(s) will feel empty without Boo. I wish there was something I could do to ease your grief. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and Eric. Much love and hugs :hug: to you my dear friend.

I hope everyone's weekend is exactly what you need...restful, productive, fun...whatever.

Love and hugs to all,

Laura705
11-04-2011, 07:33 PM
Happy- Sorry to hear about Boo. You & dh will miss her, I'm sure. Such a difficult & painful decision for you, but a humane one for her. :hug:

Ceejay- safe travels this weekend.

Shad
11-05-2011, 02:42 AM
Happy - so sorry to hear that you have had to have Boo euthanased. Never an easy decision and always a hard thing to do. It's nice to think she is out of pain but hard to realise she isn't there for food and there isn't a wee pussy cat to pat or to warm your toes.

Nothing much going on here. Got home okay last night and even had my bags with me on the same plane. Amazing. Spent today quietly cleaning up the rose garden and moving the gerberas from the side garden to the rose garden. Time for the garden to have a revamp. Tomorrow I make a start on the vege garden. After I have picked up the garbage and weeds from today and taken them out to the bin. Then I made a start on my room and unpacked everything and put it away and then sat down for lunch and slept most of the afternoon away. So now it is time for a coffee - real stuff and to think about changing the bed, sweeping the floor and generally dusting and cleaning. One room down. 7 to go.

Okay off for the coffee. Back tomorrow morning with personals.

MELODY525
11-05-2011, 08:46 AM
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YAY THE WEEKEND IS HERE!!!! SHAD'S GOT A HEAD START ON US!:cheers:

NOTHING NEW AND EXCITING HAPPENING HERE.
THAT'S A GOOD THING. :D
JEN AND I DID SOME BANKING & BILL PAYING.
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE ALARMS, THIS IS GOING TO BE 2 DAYS MORE JUST FOR ME.
RICHIE WILL PROBABLY DO THE COOKING.
IF NOT I BOUGHT A FROZEN MEATLOAF AND HAVE TATERS.:hun:
THIS WEEKEND IS DEDICATED TO PREVENTIVE BED BUG MATTERS
AND MELODY'S SANITY. :crazy:
I FORGOT TO SAY I SAW JOHN ON THURSDAY. HE MET THE BUS WHEN WE CAME BACK.
BROUGHT MY BASKET FULL OF GROCERIES UPSTAIRS.
HE WAS VERY MISTY EYED AND LEFT. HARDLY SPOKE A WORD.
BUT.....HE IS MUCH HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER. JUST LONELY.
I MUST REMEMBER TO CALL HIM.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.:encore:




ANNIE:cheer3: hooray!!!!:cheer3: I AM SO HAPPY FOR BOTH OF YOU!!
YOU'RE SUCH A GOOD NATURED PERSON AND DESERVE TO BE HAPPY.
JUST REMIND HIM I AM AN OLD BUTT KICKER FROM WAY BACK SO HE BETTER TREAT YOU RIGHT!!:rollpin:
GOTTA LOVE THAT THIS IS JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!! WHAT A GREAT GIFT! :hug: I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER.:cry: :cheers:
GLAD YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE EXTRA CASH BUT WATCH THE PB RIGHT NOW.
THE DASH DIET IS SOMETHING WE'VE ALL HAD A GO AT OR LOOKED AT.
I WAS FOLLOWING IT MANY YEARS AGO AND MY BP DID DROP DOWN. IT WAS SHAD GOT ME GOING.
NOW YOU MENTION IT AGAIN I SHOULD TAKE ANOTHER PEEK. I GAVE ALL MY PRINT OUTS AWAY.
PLEASE TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF....JAKE NEEDS HIS GRAMMIE!!!





LAURA....EVERYTIME YOU GO NEAR THE DOGGIE HE'S GONNA RUN AND HIDE!:lol3: POOR GUY. LAST BIKE RIDE. :cry: YES THE WEATHER AND DARKNESS ARE SETTING IN. I FINALLY GOT TO SEE SOME LEAVES TURNING AND THEY WERE BEAUTIFUL. GUESS WHERE THEY WERE???
THERE IS A MALL PARKING LOT ON THE RIVER FOR THE UPPER CLASS.
THEY PLANTED A BUNCH OR TREES ALL OVERE THE PARKING LOT.
NOW THEY ARE BIGGER AND HAD A BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY THIS AUTUMN.
I TOLD THE SENIORS WE'RE IN THE COUNTRY! LOOK AT THESE LEAVES!!
THEY CRACKED UP. HOPE YOU GUYS ALL HAD A GREAT DINNER:hun:
HAVE A GREAT MONDAY TOO :beach:




HAPPY......I AM SO SAD FOR BOTH OF YOU. WE HAD A SIMILAR CITUATION BEFORE WE MOVED HERE.
DIABETES IN A CAT JEN GREW UP WITH. SENDING YOU AND DH HUGS:hug: :hug:
YOU DID THE RIGHT THING.






CEEJAY.....SAFE TRAVELS AND HAVE A NICE TIME WITH THE BFF AND THEN THE UNCLES.
WILL YOU BE SPENDING THANKSGIVING WITH THEM???
TOO BAD ABOUT THE 2 FRIENDS MOVING IN TOGETHER....HOPING IT IS THE RIGHT IDEA.
NOT A GOOD THING IF IT ISN'T. KEEP MY FINGERS CROSSED FOR THEM :crossed:





SHAD.....WELCOME HOME :welcome: HOPE THE BUGS DIDN'T MOVE IN WHILST YOU WERE GONE.
EVERYTIME YOU COME HOME I THING OF "HOME AGAIN, HOME AGAIN, JUGGITY JIG"....I MUST LOOK THAT UP AND FIND OUT WHY IT GOES ON IN MY HEAD!!!!
I THOUGHT OF IT COMING HOME FROM TJ'S THE OTHER DAY TOO!
MY MIND IS STILL A CURIOUS PLACE. NICE TO KNOW SOME THINGS DON'T CHANGE. :rofl:
HOPE YOU GET YOUR HEAD SOME REST TIME WHILE YOU'RE HOME TOO.
GUESS IT'S TOO COLD FOR THE HAMMOCK YET?:beach:

Amarantha2
11-05-2011, 12:41 PM
Hello, Worldlies! Was just reading through your lively thread and wondered if t'would be okay to drop in and give ye a wave! Love the activity here. Woot!

Shad
11-05-2011, 05:52 PM
Morning all,
Hope we are all feeling great this morning - or should I say since we are working reverse psychology here - hope we are all feeling fraught this morning.

One good bit of news this morning. Qantas loves me. I have a message from them stating that because of the inconvenience I suffered with the strikes and the lock outs etc. etc. etc. and because I am such a loyal customer, I can have a free flight anywhere within Australia or between Australia and New Zealand. Seems that I might go home for Christmas after all. I will check with the family and see what I can do. I did look at the flights last week and cursed because they were so expensive around that time. Things going on at work may still stop the proposal but lets not worry about that just yet.

Today is more of the same as yesterday, however I will have to do some shopping so I won't get to the garden until later in the day. I need some basics and some veges. And a trip to the plant shop for some roo poo and mulch. I've just about eaten out the freezer with all the frozen soup and stirfrys. Now I need to get into the vege patch and sort out what to put in for the summer. Greens will definitely be in, probably beans and maybe some tomatos ???? maybe and corn again. All the rocket and spinach went to seed so I may already have some things growing under the wilderness. I need to get out there and see.

Amaranth - nice of you to drop in. Do so as often as you like. Always nice to get to know new folk.

Mel - Glad to know that John dropped in on you. He has not planned his retirement well. However we can forgive him since he was sick. Hope you have a quiet weekend - would make a change. What makes a car park up market?????? If Richie is doing the cooking, I think I will invite myself over. What's on the menu Richie???

Michelle - I've got all fingers :crossed: for a good result from the back procedures. Meantime get out there and do as Happy says walk a little further, do the stepper and/or the zumba and see if you can lose some weight between now and then. It can only help. I'll join you in the clean eating and exercise since I need to lose about 5K before Chrismas. It would be very nice.

Annie - Hope everything is coming together for you and C. Sounds like little monkey is holding his own and will be up and running shortly. Get that bp down too. Probably only needs gentle exercise and some quiet space with your loved ones.

Laura - has Coal given up the pong yet? Such a revolting smell. I remember smelling it when I was in Canada with Carla (who is probably lurking right now) and with Ruthxxx. Poor animal. Whose twisted sense of humour gave the animal that stink?

Ceejay - happy travels and be safe. Hope all works out with the friend and her friend living together. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. We can only listen and help try to sort out the problems when they arise.

Happy - Hope you are feeling somewhat better about your decision today. Always a hard one, but at least you won't need to worry about the long trip with her. Lordy, I would hate to take Sunday on a long trip. One of us would be insane at the end of it.

Okay - first load of laundry done. Only about 5 more to go and then the sheets off my bed and the doona cover. Doona time is over. Time to go back to a blanket now. We are only getting down to about 18 overnight now. Let me see thats about .............66F. DS2 is stirring. Better get the shower first before he decides to spring into spring so to speak. He wants to build the new extension on the house. I'm a bit worried, but he is very capable, just not good with measuring. I will however get the professionals in to do the slab.

happy2bme
11-06-2011, 01:19 AM
Hi guys,

Thank you each and every one of you for your good thoughts about Boo :grouphug: Yesterday was really hard for me. I kept feeling like I killed Boo even though I know in my heart it was what we had to do and best for her since she was quite sick and this would have been so traumatic for her. Still I feel guilty. Could not sleep last night - finally took one of my Actifeds that I am hoarding (I think it expired in 2000 but it still works somewhat!) and fell asleep on the couch close to 4am. DH woke me at 9 - he has some stuff to take to Habitat for Humanity and needed help. There is way too much to be done, I don't have time for sleepy. We got our new memory foam beds last night. DH said he slept well - not sure if he will like the softer mattress but he was talking to one guy at the furniture store who said as he got older and had back problems and nerve issues, the hard mattress made it worse instead of better. DH said that was an interesting point of view so he'd consider that. Then I realized I made a big oofduh and ordered the wrong size sheets from Kohls. Our bed is what they call a split king - 2 twin extra long mattresses. I ordered sheets in a California King thinking that California twins are longer mattresses and this would be a double sheet set. But NO. It's for a single mattress. So we had beds but no sheets. Off to Bed Bath and Beyond. Guess I'm going to find that I will have to order sheets online since there is a very limited selection of twin extra longs in the store. But we did find 2 sets - and that's what mattered. Darn because the Wamsutta sheets from Kohls are REALLY nice and soft - and wouldn't you know it, they don't make those in twin XLs :mad: Also had lunch with my friend from work for the last time. She gave me a heated throw (blanket) - said she imagined me sitting in a chair reading and watching the snow fall and this would take the chill out! Darn tootin' it will!!!! She also gave me a pretty glass picture frame that says something like "Retirement is the start of life...". I have to try and remember when we get up to WI to take a picture of the first sunrise up there (although we will probably be soooo tired from our trip up we will oversleep). Would put that first sunrise picture in the picture frame as the new start to our lives. Everything is taking 2 to 3 times longer than I am planning for, so I am getting behind. I have some errands to run but may only do one today and leave the rest for Monday. The house is a mess with things here and there and I have to get them organized and start packing. The new buyers are doing their final inspection on Monday so I have to make sure they aren't wading through piles although there will be packing boxes everywhere. And that's my story...

Aw Mel - poor John. I'm sure he will forget the grump quickly and miss the people shortly. It was nice of him to help you out. I think that's the thing about retirement - people forget they will lose alot of the people interaction. What's this about preventing bed bugs? How do you do that? That's a funny story about getting your autumn color thanks to the foo foo parking lot :rofl: hey - take it any way you can get it! Trees are turning quickly here too. At least I got to see some color before I left but the leaves are not hanging around long. The driveway and patio are ankle deep already.

And all I remember of the children's rhyme was:
To market, to market to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again jiggety jig!
If there is deep meaning in that - it's lost on me :rofl:

Shad - glad that you and your baggage got home safely together. Has the mess in the airports calmed down? I love gerbera daisies but tried twice and could never get them to live for me. :( Guess we will all be doing some cleaning this weekend.

Ceejay - where are you getting your energy from? The B12 shot? I sure could use some of that. Hope you have a nice lunch with the uncles. Are you getting some nice color up your way? I will give you one last wave and horn toot as we drive by on Friday.

Ok, so here it is, 14 hours later and I didn't realize that I minimized the screen and didn't finish this. Now it's time for bed. Will catch up with the rest of you tomorrow. Or later today I suppose since it's already Sunday.

Amarantha2
11-06-2011, 06:23 AM
Thanks for the welcome, Shad! :wave:

Sorry to read about thy Boo, happy2beme. Hope you have a good day today.

I am going back to bed. :)

MELODY525
11-06-2011, 08:21 AM
:ginger:GOOD MORNING CHICKLETES:tree:

I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT'S WHAT MY HOUSE LOOKS LIKE.
IT'S ALL JEN'S FAULT. IF I WAS IN THE CLOSET SORTING
THATBI MIGHT AS WELL GET ALL THE DECOS OUT & UP.:D
YA DON'T HAVE TO TELL ME TWICE. AND BESIDES....I NEEDED IT.
CHEERED ME UP NO END WHILE WATCHING THE MARATHON OF
HALLMARK CHRISTMAS MOVES THIS WEEKEND.
CAN WE SAY THIS IS A WEEKEND BEFITTING THE :queen: OF CHRISTMAS?:hohoho:
I ALSO DID ALL MY RECYCLING AND COOKED MY OWN BEEF DINNER.
THAT'S WHT'S ON THE MENU SHAD....STEAMED ASPARAGUS, ORZO, RICE PILAF AND A ROASTED BEAST!

THE WEATHER IS SKETCHY FOR THIS MONTH SO THE KIDS DECIDED TO CLOSE UP THE TRAILER
AND BRING BACK THE NEEDED ITEMS LEFT BEHIND.
LAST WEEKEND THEY NEVER MADE IT BECAUSE OF THE STORM.
IT STARTED SO EARLY OUT THERE THAT THEY STAYED HOME.
MAYBE ALL FOR THE BEST. I AM ENJOYING A VERY QUIET WEEKEND WITH ONLY THE ASSORTED SMOKE ALARMS.
I THINK MAYBE A REST TODAY AND MORE MOVIES. WISH I HAD SOME EGGNOG.:xcheer:

HAVE A GREAT DAY!





HAPPY...IF THERE IS A DEEP MEANING IN THAT RHYME IT IS LOST ON ME TOO! ROFLMAO
HOW NICE OF THE FRIEND TO GIVE YOU GIFTS TO TAKE WITH YOU & KEEP YOU COZY.
LOVE THE SUNRISE IDEA!!!:sunny:
HOPE THE PACKING GOES FASTER.
THE DAY IS DRAWING NEAR,:carrot:
I AM SURE THE INSPECTORS WOULD EXPECT TO WADE THRU BOXES....YOU'RE MOVING!! :rofl: :rofl:
SENDING MORE HUGS....JUST BECAUSE:hug:




SHAD....WHAT A NICE SURPRISE THE FREE FLIGHT WAS!!!
AND WHAT PERFECT TIMING TOO!!! HOPE A VISIT TO NZ ALL WORKS OUT.
IT WOULD BE SO NICE TO SPEND THE HOLS WITH THE FAMILY!
WOULD THE BOYOS GO TOO?????:?:
SOUNDS FUNNY YOU LOOKING FOR VEGGIE PLANTS AND US SHOVELING.
THOUGH OUR SNOW HAS LONG MELTED. WE'RE IN THE 60'S LIKE YOU NOW.
I FEAR THE MOTIVATION FOR JOHN'S "RETIREMENT" WAS AS WE SUSPECTED...
TO GET A PAY RAISE THINKING THEY WOULD FEAR HIS LEAVING.
WELL IT JUST DIDN'T WORK. THEY TOSSED HIM ASIDE LIKE AN OLD SHOE.
NO ONE SHOOK HIS HAND OR SAID GOOD LUCK.
JUST ME AND THE OFFICE.
THE KIDS & I GAVE HIM AN EEL SKIN WALLET AND A FEW BUCKS.
THE OFFICE GAVE HIM GIFT CARDS.
OURS WAS THE ONLY PERSONAL GIFT HE GOT. VERY SAD.
NONE OF HIS FRIENDS GAVE HIM A THING. CRANKY POLITICIANS.
IT'S HARD TO FIND OUT YOU REALLY ARE EXPENDABLE.:(
ARE YOU BACK AT WORK ALREADY?!?!





:wave: WAVING TO MY WORLDLY SISTERS.
IT LOOKS LIKE OUR YEAR WILL BE ENDING ON A BETTER NOTE THIS TIME.
NEW HOME, NEW BABE, NEW BOYFRIEND, MIL IS COMING SOON.
lOTS OF B12 ENERGY, FREE PLANE TICKET, SKUNK SMELL IS LEAVING :rofl:
WHAT MORE COULD WE ASK FOR?!?!?!?!




AMARANTHA......SWEET DREAMS :cloud9:

Amarantha2
11-06-2011, 02:23 PM
Thanks, Melody!!!

happy2bme
11-06-2011, 08:49 PM
Welcome Amarantha. Are you Amarantha, Queen of the Walking Poles? I always thought that had such a lovely ring to it. Allow me to introduce myself, I am Happy, Queen of the Stardust Ballroom :queen: :D it's nice to have more royalty on board :rofl:

ceejay52
11-06-2011, 08:49 PM
My week end was tiring. My bff wasn't expecting her room mate till the 19th but she called at 9 p.m. Friday and stated that she'd be back Saturday around 3 p.m. There were some words over the phone that I could hear that didn't sound very good. I'm really not sure that this arrangement will work out at all. That meant bff and I spent until 1.30 a.m. unloading some boxes and stacking some other boxes from the third small bedroom to her room. She was still asleep at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday when I left to go to Paragould. She worked as hard as I did.

I actually got to see some fall color too.

Shad
The airlines did the right thing in offering you a free ticket. They said on the news not long ago that the prices would be higher during the holiday's.
what kind of an addition are you going to add to the house?

Mel
You reminded me that I have a frozen meatloaf in the freezer. It's prepackaged so I don't know how good it will be but I'm going to try it.

Happy, Michelle, and Laura :wave: Hope you've had a good week end.

ceejay52
11-06-2011, 09:01 PM
Amarantha
Welcome

Amarantha2
11-06-2011, 10:25 PM
Thanks for the welcomes, happy2bme and ceejay52! :wace:

I might have once been Amarantha Queen of the Walking Poles. I've been posting on 3FC and around the diet site internet for a goodly time and have used a variety of user names. I used to be a reporter and liked to tell about my weight loss journey in fantasy terms for fun, facts in a different way. I actually was into walking poles once so who knows, might of lol.

I like the ring of Queen of the Stardust Ballroom.

Good night, all. Ceejay, hope you have lots of time to catch up on sleep this week from your tiring weekend.

MELODY525
11-07-2011, 07:48 AM
:cofdate: GOOD MORNING KIDDOS

WOKE EARLY AND WILL RUN DOWN WITH WEEKEND REPORTS BEFORE ANYONE COMES IN.
I HATE MANIC MONDAYS IN THE OFFICE AND THEY ALWAYS ARE!
YESTERDAY WAS LOVELY. MOVIES AND PC TIME & MORE MOVIES.
NOTHING NEW TO REPORT.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.:moped:

** DON'T FORGET TOMORROW IS AN ELECTION DAY HERE.
SO I'LL BE MIA. HAPPY TUESDAY TOO!





HAPPY....ARE YOU HIDING YOUR LIGHT UNDER A BUSHEL??:queen:
OH QUEEN OF THE STARDUST BALLROOM????:lol3:




CEEJAY....IT WAS GOOD OF YOU TO HELP YOUR FRIEND SO MUCH. BET SHE IS POOPED OUT AFTER RUSHING LIKE THAT.
SENDING HER GOOD THOUGHTS AND HOPE THIS ARRANGEMENT WORKS:crossed:
HOPE YOU GOT SOME REST OVER THE WEEKEND.

ceejay52
11-07-2011, 09:40 AM
Mel
There's more to it than meets the eye between bff and room mate. Goes back to bff's first divorce. I've forgiven her for my part but there is still a shield that I put up when I go for a visit.

Happy
Are you packing this week? Time will fly by this week.

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My sewer backed up on me again last night. I've called the land lord Thursday and told the office about a couple of things. I'm waiting for them to open so I can call again for this. It usually happens in the bathroom but this time went all the way back to the kitchen. UGH.

annie175
11-07-2011, 10:15 AM
Good Monday Morning All...

Got up Saturday morning and baked sissy a "birthday" apple pie...she turned 26. Also baked her some peanutbutter cookies with peanutbutter, regular and peanut m&ms in them for her birthday. Then cleaned house till 3pm....Left for the hospital to see lil monkey...he is up to 4lbs 5 3/4 oz. Still having trouble with the breathing. If he doesn't get his breathing together by the 18th of November, he will NOT be home for Thanksgiving. Had to put him back on the oxygen to help him breathe.

Went to my cousin's house about an hour North of Indy for lunch on Sunday. Had not seen one of them for 30 years. It was a great visit and her house was a log cabin type, actually an old barn converted into a house. So very cool. My cousin from Louisiana made jambalya (sp) the real south kind...yum....cornbread, potato salad, apple pie and pumpkin pie for dessert. I took some of the cookies I made.

MELLIE...just for you babe...my son and his gf bought their Christmas tree over the weekend and put it up. It is his favorite time of year. Good luck with the seniors and voting tomorrow. I am torn on the mayoral race here and still undecided.

SHADDIE...glad you made it home safely and Yahoooooooo on getting the free plane ticket. You just never know when something great is going to flop into your lap.

HAPPY...so sorry about Boo. I cried 3 mos after we lost Lizabeth our doggie. Of course I cried, I am such a big baby. lol

CEEJAY...best stay out of the fued between your two friends, never get caught in the middle of that crap cause they end up getting along and hate you for siding with one or the other. Safe travels.

CHELLE...hope you had a great weekend, saw on FB your upbeat spirit and feeling good. I will take it and run. Have a good day sista friend.

LAURA...must of been a busy weekend or I miss something, don't see a post from you. Hope it was a good one.

Welcome Amarantha.

Got to get busy.

Love and hugs

annie175
11-07-2011, 10:16 AM
Oh BP was 158/65 yesterday at CVS's machine. Not too happy with top number but bottom number was good. Getting old SUCKS.

Laura705
11-07-2011, 10:18 AM
Morning all.

Mel - Nice you saw John. Sorry he's missing the people part of the job and I hope he finds another source of people contact - social groups, volunteering. LOL that you got into the decorating part of the season quite a bit early. But how could you help it if you were watching all those movies on the Hallmark channel!!! :rofl: I admit to watching bits and pieces of several over the weekend. :D But I'm still wishing the media and retailers gave Thanksgiving its undivided attention, but we all realize that groceries are not enough profit potential for the greedy advertisers. Oops, sorry I got negative there for a minute.

Shad - Congrats on your free air ticket! I hope you can work it out w/ your job schedule to make a trip home to see family. So nice to hear you making your veg garden plans. Not that I'm ready to start a new one yet or missing the old tangle of overgrown tomato plants yet (not while I'm still awash in various ripe and unripe tomatoes in the kitchen), but I am looking forward to trying something different next year, especially greens. No, Coal (aka Puppy le Pew) still has the skunk smell when you get close to nuzzle him (but not from the usual distance). Thankfully the house no longer smells of it though. Yeh, having that scent as your sole means of defense is comical in a way. I'd rather be able to outrun, outfly or outclimb my predators...

Hello Amaranth! :wave:

Ceejay - I hope the roommate thing works out for your bff. Ugh, I hope the landlord sends out a plumber quickly!!!

Happy - The frame sounds so nice. :) I just saw a commercial this weekend by Prudential featuring people's photos on the first day of their retirements - a lot of sunrises. Naturally I thought of you. :) And the weather is getting to the point where throws are about to be reached for!! The idea of spending part of a winter day snuggled under a heated throw with a good book sounds heavenly!! What a nice gift. But packing first - wow, the 11th is thisclose!!! Better kick it into high gear so you're ready for the movers come Friday!!!

Hellos to Annie & Michelle.
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Weekend was nice and low key. Dinner Friday was tasty, but still expensive in spite of the gift cert! And the restaurant was packed - who says there's an economic crisis??? Sadly, I'm sure many of these people couldn't really afford this, but they were there anyway and the plastic took the brunt of it.

Sat. AM was the mammo and then a Zumba class. Rest of the weekend was lazy. Dog walk to the creek on Saturday. Sunday, we walked to the park and I decided to see if the tennis court was empty (yes) and if we could find a stray tennis ball (yes). So I threw the ball a couple times, but a little puggle in the adjacent set of courts (separated by a fence) was more interesting to Coal. The boy with his dog ultimately came over by us and after a test intro proved they wouldn't probably want to kill each other, we let them loose and they played for a bit. Nice and tiring for Coal, and it was good to get him playing w/ another dog. :) I told bf about it after we got back home and he scolded that I should get contact info when we meet dogs Coal gets along with so we can set up play dates, but I told bf that I'm not going to set up a play date with a 10-year old!! Nice kid though.

Okay, gonna get this posted and get on with my vacation day. I've got a dr appt (bp med followup) later in the afternoon, but that's it. I think I will do an exercise class after that tonight. Til then, I'm just gonna relax and hang out. Maybe some shopping - my fall/winter wardrobe is very sad.

Laura705
11-07-2011, 10:26 AM
Hey Annie, no I was MIA around here over the weekend, so you didn't overlook anything. Yummies for dd's bday!! Now I want to bake some PB cookies!!! You tell that little guy to get the lungs growing so he can be home for Thanksgiving!! So your son is another early holiday decorator in our midst!! Wow. I thought it was just the stores...and Mel, hahaha. I hope your high bp levels are temporary. I'm unhappy that I'm on the meds now, and I'm hoping that when I lose some weight I can get off them.

annie175
11-07-2011, 10:55 AM
Laura....I was on BP meds before I had GB surgery, then lost all the weight and no longer needed them. Doc said this may just be hereditery so nothing I can do about except take meds. blah!

happy2bme
11-07-2011, 11:13 AM
Good morning ladies,

Only been off a week and already I had to struggle really, really hard to think about what day it actually was. It's moving week !!!! We will lose our internet and TV tomorrow as DH said it's a long wait at the cable company to turn in the equipment and it will be too busy at the house here on Wednesday and Thursday to take it in there. So this will be my last post for probably at least a week - well maybe I will be able to peek in on Friday at the hotel if we don't get in too late. Not sure when DH has the cable and TV getting connected at the new house. Yesterday was a wild goose chase in the morning. DH can't find stuff and he gets all obsessive and hyper so I had to help him find some things. Spent my morning doing that and changing out the hotel stop on Friday - he said we should go to a less expensive hotel now that we don't need the pet friendly one. In the afternoon I started pulling things out of the garage to go through - wanting to trash some things as there is no sense taking papers and magazines and I was able to shred a bunch of receipts. The kitchen is a mess again and we have to put Humpty Dumpty all back nice and clean because the buyers are doing their final inspection tonight. DH and I have not decided where our last dinner here will be. I'm hoping he isn't thinking fast food!!!!! Anyway ... it's come down to this. Still doesn't seem like we are leaving but I'm sure it will sink in quickly.

Must have been the weekend for peanut butter cookies. I made some too I found in the freezer but cooked them 2 minutes 2 long and they are quite "crispy". :(

Laura - last night I saw the Prudential insurance commercial with the retirement sunrises. I told DH that HE would be getting up early next Sunday to take one :yikes: After all, he's up first anyway. I'm glad Coal is a little less "ripe". Ooh boy, I don't know what's worse - that he smelled of skunk or was eating it. :puke: Bet he rolled in it too! :lol: what is it with dogs? That's nice that Coal found someone to romp with - bet he got a good workout. BF has to understand that boy's mom might think it a bit wierd if some grown up stranger lady wanted to make doggy play dates :lol: But maybe you will cross paths again. Enjoy your day off.

Annie - if you have sustained high blood pressure over 140, it might be a good thing to go see a doctor. Don't want to risk anything happening to you - baby Jake needs grandma to have 2 good working arms to hold that little peanut! I can imagine that they are reallly missing you at CVS - especially with the busy holidays coming up. Congratulations on you and Curtis becoming roomies. This will be the acid test to see how the relationship works 7 x 24. I'm glad happy days are back at your house again. Did DS get a real tree this early? Geez by Christmas it will be a Charlie Brown tree :lol: We will do our artifical tree this year and I'm hoping maybe next year we can do real again although DH said we have a yard full of Christmas trees we don't have to cut down and one right off the deck that is perfect to decorate. But you don't get that great smell Christmas tree smell outside - wrong kinds of pine trees. Happy Birthday Sissy :hb: Tell her not to steal the baby's thunder when birthday time rolls around :rofl: :lol3:

Ceejay - sorry to hear about the sewer. Ewww. Hope it wasn't too bad. I agree with the others to stay out of the middle of a 3-some. Never turns out good. Glad you got to see some of the colors. For such a dry autumn we've had, there sure is alot of red this year - but the trees are stressed I think so the leaves are not staying on long.

Shad - that is wonderful about getting the complimentary plane ticket. I know you aren't that fond of the Christmas season but how nice to be able to get back to spend time with the family again. Is this work contract about to wrap up or did you say they wanted to extend you again? My cousin can't wait to meet you- he's not sure you are coming and I told him if you said you will, you will. So save up your pennies and I'll get the guest room ready :)

Mel - I'm glad you were able to stay out of the fireworks around the building. How nice that you are all decorated already! I know you love the season and anything that makes you walk around smiling is a good thing! I think Jen had an ulterior motive there :s :lol: I could use your help packing but we'd probably just sit there and laugh and talk and nothing would get done! :lol:

Michelle - hope the weekend wasn't all work and you had some fun. :hug:

Hi Amarantha :wave:

Well time's a wasting as they say - lots to do and I'd better get at it. Will check in later. :wave:

happy2bme
11-07-2011, 11:15 AM
Oh to second the BP advice. I was hoping to get off them too once the stress stopped and I lost some weight but the nurse at work said that I had a strong family history of BP problems so it's possible that the stress kicked it in early but I might have eventually wound up on the meds anyway. So as Annie says... might always need them. The important thing is not to up and stop them without doctor's approval. The results can be devistating. :(

diyana
11-07-2011, 11:28 AM
Hi everyone -

Due to system unavailability early on Monday mornings during the holiday freeze, my boss asked if I'd be willing to adjust my hours on Mondays. So for the next two months, I'll be working from 8 to 5 on Mondays. :( I prefer to get off work earlier...but it's only 1 day a week and only for two months.

Anyway, I'm trying to get my morning squared away...which seems harder to do at 8 am than at 6:30 am. I'll try and check back in later.

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Happy - I just saw your FB post about not having TV or Internet starting tomorrow until next week. I hope that somehow you can either text us or call us that you're doing ok. You know how we worry. I'm sending you TONS of :goodvibes: and :angel: :angel: to help you get everything accomplished with little or no stress. I love ya', sista.

Talk to y'all later chicas,

Love and hugs,

annie175
11-07-2011, 02:21 PM
Happy....safe driving...and may St. Christopher be with you in your travels. (Patron saint of travel). Remember to breath the next few days. Don't stress out, it is what it is.....tons of hugs!! BTW...following docs orders on the BP meds....she upped it by another pill a day. Me doing the DASH diet is something I decided to do...doc didn't even say anything about it. I am also down 6 lbs. Go figure!

ceejay52
11-07-2011, 05:02 PM
Annie
As happy said bp problems can run in some families and mine is one of them. Glad that you are taking control of it. And yeah on those six pounds lost. Let them stay to the curb.

Happy
Happy trails as the old song Roy Rogers and Dale Evan's used to sing as they left their show. We will miss you as you travel. Be careful.

Laura
How did you like the Zumba class?

Michelle
Those extra two hours can make a lot of difference.

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Told my super this morning that it felt like Christmas. He brought me two new "toys". One is a fancy squeegie and the other is a drain snake that I can use more easily on the lime pipe. You ladies would not believe what I do around here. I told him I wished for a drain snake last night. My sewer problem wasn't as bad as it seemed. The bathtub water didn't have any where to drain to so it came back under the commode again. UGH had to use four towels to mop up the water. Then this morning there was more in the kitchen. I did call the land lord this morning.

Amarantha2
11-07-2011, 09:11 PM
Just to pop in and say thanks for the welcomes!

Would say more but need a nana nap and a coconut water desperately right now lol!

Hope everyone is havin' a great start to the week! Woot!

Shad
11-08-2011, 03:01 AM
Finally got to thinking about the market rhyme so I looked it up. Nothing like the internet hey?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_market,_to_market#Origins

There you go, now make sense of that.

The attached is a picture of the great niece who came around today with her granddad (my DB2). Poor wee thing has a rotten cold and is all stuffed up. DB2 doesn't mind looking after her. Reckons she is easy to have around. But then she only has to point and he goes running.

It's late in the day and I haven't had a good day workwise. Guess I should buckle down and just do it, but I have other things I would rather do. Took to the vege garden again this morning and pulled out everthing gone to seed or looking seedy. Once I get the hedge finished, I'm going to try transplanting some of the stray lettuces germinated from seed and also the rhubarb, baby bell pepper and the parsley. I'm sort of thinking about putting all the permanents and herbs down one side of the garden. That will save me from a lot of digging around things.

Ceejay - seems there is always some sort of problem round your place. Landlord should be doing more maintenance by the sound of it.

Happy - happy trails. Hope the move goes just fine and dandy for you. See you on the other side. Hope the phone and internet are all hooked up for you when you get there. I will be there when I get there and there is nothing decided yet. Just warm it up a bit will ya.
Contract goes to the end of April. Had sort of hoped for a spring tour this time and be in London for the Chelsea Flower show. But I don't think I will make it somehow. Maybe the year after.

Laura - hope the mammo went off okay. Must be due for one again as well. Maybe it is next year since they come around every two years and I haven't had a letter this year. I have had one for a pap smear so guess I have to get that over and done with as well. Never ending.

Michelle - civilised hours. Whatever next. You won't know what to do with yourself. Take some advice - get up at the normal time and do a half hour decluttering before you go to work. You will be surprised at the results it can achieve.

Mel - hope you haven't worn yourself out on those elections. Seems they go on all the time over there, and now we hear that there are 355 days to the next US presidential election - groan. Yawn, grumble. We get enough of our own pollies. No idea why we have to get to hear about all the foibles of yours as well.

Annie - seems lil monkey is growing in leaps and bounds. The breathing will happen eventually. Can't force em along. Good to hear that the BP is going down nicely and you are losing weight. :woohoo:

Amarantha - coconut water?? Does one drink that stuff. I just cook rice in it. Give it a good flavour.

Anyway, best get off and get this grumpy cat some dinner. Very verbal at this time of the day and I am sure it is not nice whatever that is that she is saying. See ya

diyana
11-08-2011, 09:23 AM
Good morning ladies -

DH and I had a busy weekend. I worked out in the yard planting over 100 bulbs in the new planter areas, mulching the leaves with the riding mower and getting a good start on getting the gardens/patio ready for winter. DH worked on getting the cars ready for winter (oil change, tune up, antifreeze change, etc.). We still have to clean out the gutters, but we're waiting until the tree in the front yard starts dropping leaves. That dang tree holds on to its leaves until late November. :tantrum:

I hate to talk about the "w" season...but with all the "s" (and I don't mean poop) that Mel and the East Coast a week or so ago, I know it's inevitable. In fact, a few days ago, they had the "s" word in our forecast for today...but thankfully, it's going to be all rain. :)

Since I haven't been around much (my apologies), I forgot to mention that I lost 3 lbs last week! :woohoo: I don't expect that every week, but if I can at least keep the scale going in a downward trend, I'd be thrilled. I am watching the portions and adding more activity. I'm walking further at the office, taking the stairs more, gardening, cleaning, going to the gym when I can.

Okay...I'm having to go back a few days to see what y'all have been up to. I need better time management skills so I can keep up with my Worldly Sista BFFs!

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Laura - How is BF's mother doing after her cortisone shot? At first the shots helped me for a few days...but after that...nothing. But they are very effective for most people. Sounds like a very nice weekend. :) Don't worry that your fall/winter wardrobe is "sad"...mine is nonexistent. I need to lose 5 or 10 pounds to fit into my fall/winter shirts/sweaters...and I don't like anything in the stores...even if I did want to buy new stuff in a larger size. :( How did the doc appointment go? I was on BP meds for awhile...then the doc cut back my dose by 1/2...and a couple months later took me off the BP meds entirely. Of course, I'm still on two cholesterol meds, asthma meds, pain meds and an low dose antidepressant.

Mel - I'm so glad Willy was the driver to TJ's so that he could help you. :) So nice that John was there to help you bring all your groceries upstairs. I'm sure he must miss the people contact. That wasn't wise of him to try and get a raise by threatening to retire/quit...it rarely ever turns out well when people do that. Good for you for getting stocked up. Too funny about the autumn color in the upscale parking lot! :lol: You've decorated for the holidays already? Well, if it cheers you up, why the heck not? I'm waiting until DMIL is here (probably a couple days before Thanksgiving), because she has so much fun putting up the holiday decorations with me. :) Good luck with election day today. Don't work too hard, okay?

Annie - I love hearing the updates about Baby Jake. I hope the little guy starts breathing regularly so he can be home for Thanksgiving! Saying prayers for him. Bummer about having to cut out all that yummy food to lower your BP. It's amazing how sodium sneaks its way into just about everything. Congrats on Curtis moving in with you!! That's wonderful! I'm so happy that you've found such a good man who adores you as you certainly deserve all the happiness in the world! Sounds like you had a very nice weekend with Sissy, Baby Jake, Curtis and your cousin. :) Please wish Sam a belated Happy Birthday for me. :) Congrats on the weight loss. I'm so glad you're following the docs orders on your BP meds...don't want to mess around with that. :)

Ceejay - I hope your two friends who moved in together are able to work things out. I agree with Annie...listen with a compassionate heart, but DON'T GET IN THE MIDDLE. I hope you had a nice visit with the uncles. That's awful about your sewer backing up. I hope your landlord got a plumber out there by now.

Shad - So nice that you got some gardening in this weekend! So nice that Qantas is footing the bill for your Christmas flight to NZ. Keeping my fingers crossed that your work schedule permits time with family over the holidays. I hope that your flights from now on go off without a hitch and that you and your luggage arrive together at your desired destinations. How ambitious that DS2 wants to build an extension on your house! Your great niece is adorable. So nice that she and your brother came around for a visit! :) My civilized hours are only one day a week..but I like your idea of getting up at the usual time and decluttering. :) Yesterday, I was just really tired so I slept in.

Happy - I hope the memory foam mattress works out well for you and DH. We couldn't afford a memory mattress...but needed something to cushion our 10 year old bed...so we got a memory foam topper and we really like it. Kohl's sells XL Twin sheets online, but not Wamsutta brand. So nice of your friend to give you a heated throw and a lovely glass frame. I'm sure the sunrise photo will look lovely in it. I hope you can find a Stardust Ballroom up north. If not, you may just have to settle for stargazing without light pollution, and enjoying the Northern Lights. :) Keeping my fingers crossed, sending :goodvibes: and saying prayers for a smooth packing/moving time and a very safe travels.

Amarantha - :welcome:


Okay...spent enough time catching up...now it's time to do what they pay me for!


Love and hugs to all,

annie175
11-08-2011, 09:31 AM
Hidee Ho this morning....made it to vote first thing was the 35th voter. My place to vote has paper ballots, when you stick you vote into the machine, you are counted. I got my red, white and blue "I vote, I count" sticker. lol

BP was 120/73 last night....yeah! Made meatloaf and cut up potatos and baked them, salad, very simple dinner. Made the meatloaf pizza style. Very yummy and brought leftovers for lunch.

Lil Monkey was 4 lbs 7 1/2 oz yesterday when I visited. He also got his first real bath. Tolerated it well and didn't cry. He is such a sweetie. He is up to 38 mils of breast milk at each feeding (every 3 hours). 30 mil is an ounce.

SHADDIE..I love gardening, I will be right there to help you out. The lil niece is just adorable. The curly hair is so cute. She will probably hate it when she is older. We always want what we don't have.

CEEJAY...Merry Christmas to you, however I think the landlord needs to be a little more attentive to his houses he rents. You should not have to do ANY maintenance on a rental. Just sayin'

Hello Amarantha!

Hi to all ya'll have a great day!

Loves and hugs

annie175
11-08-2011, 09:36 AM
CHELLE...congrats on the 3 down pounds! Yeah! You sound so upbeat and positive. That makes me smile. Man you got a lot of stuff done over the weekend. Good for you and DH...Excited DMIL will be arriving soon...Hugs sista

diyana
11-08-2011, 09:42 AM
Annie - :bravo: for voting! Good on ya'. I always say..."if you don't vote, you don't get to beotch about the way things are". My polling place has paper ballots too. I'm so relieved to hear your BP has come down!! I love meatloaf. Yummy! Yes, DH and I are very excited that DMIL will be here in a couple weeks...and it means I can spread the housecleaning out over two weeks. My back (and my website clients) will appreciate that! :)

Ceejay - I agree with Annie. When you're renting, you should not have to do any maintenance. That's the landlord's job.

ceejay52
11-08-2011, 10:54 AM
My landlord does do the maintenance repairs. I was talking about work. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I saw a hole that had been dug yesterday. They are probably putting in a clean out for the sewer. That drain snake was for me to use here at the plant for some lime pipes.

Michelle
You are getting a lot done. I love to be outside. congrats on those 3 pounds lost. :woohoo:

Annie
Yum, the meatloaf sounds good and yeah on the bp. I don't think we voted on anything yesterday.

Laura705
11-08-2011, 01:42 PM
Morning all.

Happy - You may be offline by now, but I'm still sending prayers and good thoughts that your last week there is going smoothly and that all goes well with the move. Safe travels to you and your DH my friend!! Yeh, my doctor has been clear that it may be that weight loss will not help my blood pressure go down enough - that there are skinny people w/ high bp, and that if you have a hereditary predisposition for it, so be it. Re Coal's playmate - the boy asked where I lived and I told him the street and he told me his, so I know the general area, so maybe we will cross paths again.

Ceejay - LOL re the "gifts" from your boss. I hope the plumbing problem at home is resolved. Bf and I worried about our sewage pipe - everyone in the neighborhood seems to have had to replace their's at one time or another. We have a sunken area on our front lawn, and we know something's going on, but we've never had any issues...yet. I'm sure if/when we need to replace that pipe we'll also get a cleanout installed. I love the Zumba classes - I like the music a lot (lots of Latin-American rhythms - salsa, mambo, cha-cha, etc.). I need to get to more of those classes because they make me feel good. :)

Shad - Thanks for the Wiki link. Boy that saying goes back quite a ways! Cute little grand niece - little curlyhead!! LOL that she has granddad trained! Now that our growing season is over, we get to live vicariously through yours. :) ...though I am thinking of growing some herbs indoors. Fresh herbs are so fantastic.

Annie - Good for you voting. No elections in my area or they would have been all over us at the train station to tell us about their candidate and advising us to vote for him/her. :lol: Congrats on the 6 pounds lost, may they never be found!! Glad the bp med is doing the job. :)

Michelle - Congrats on losing the 3 pounds! Every bit of effort adds up. I bet you're going to have quite a beautiful spring display after planting all those bulbs!!! Can't wait for the photos come spring. :flow1: Bf's mom says her back is feeling much better after the shot, so I'm glad. I hope it continues that way. On the other hand, she's been having issues with her bp and that's made for some lousy days for her. She's going to get a nuclear stress test, whatever that is. I imagine it's what they give you if you're not up for the treadmill version? Hope you get accustomed to the "normal hours" one day per week.

Hello to Amaranth!
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Had a nice day yesterday. Lazed around w/ the paper and tv in the morning, then showered and got out to DSW for some shoe shopping. I bought 3 pairs of shoes - 2 on clearance - for $100 and change. I now have 4 different styles of the same brand, same general shape/style (square toe, so my toes have wiggle room). I can finally bring home from work the old, worn out shoes I've been wearing forever. I still want some casual/athletic shoes, and I also need to make a trip back for some taller snow boots. And then there's my clothing situation to address....

I had my followup w/ my doc yesterday afternoon re my bp med. My bp monitor has software and I upload my readings to the computer and then print them out for her. She's happy with the results of the med, so finally I can stop going back until I have my annual physical, in about 6 months. As I said to Happy, the doc is not very optimistic that I can get off these drugs easily, but I know I need to lose weight regardless, and I know eating less processed and restaurant foods will be very good for me. I can work towards those goals and hope the changes also lower my bp. PS - Michelle - in reading through the list of the 125 best packaged foods you provided the link to, I found that there's a low sodium version of ketchup out there. Not that I use a lot of ketchup at home, but it's good to know it's available so I can pick it up when we run out of our current bottle. Not sure why it needed so much sodium to begin with...

After the doc appt I went to an exercise class called "Total Body Challenge" because it fit my schedule (after the doc and before the football game, lol). However, it was an advanced class and I was unhappy with myself that I couldn't keep up. The first part was step aerobics, but the instructor was back after an injury and so she used her mat as her step and I found it hard to follow, and I also wasn't familiar w/ her choreography, so I was annoyed by that. Then the rest of the class was pretty intense with strengthening work interspersed w/ cardio intervals and at times I had to stop and march in place to catch my breath. I got a workout, but I'm definitely NOT up to the advanced level of that class. I need to make sure I'm challenging myself in the classes I do take so I see progress. In the meantime, I'm rather sore right now and will probably be even more sore come this evening. Boo.

Bf and I watched the Bears-Philly game, but I only made it to the beginning of the 2nd half before having to get ready for bed. Glad the Bears won - I'm no fan of the Phil's qb Michael Vick after the dog fighting thing.

Been trying to finish this all morning, so I'm gonna post and whadda ya know - amost lunch time. :D

diyana
11-08-2011, 02:28 PM
Ceejay - I don't think I'd like those gifts, but then again, they wouldn't help me do my job.

Laura - I'm glad you enjoy the Zumba classes so much! I like the music too. We dance to Latin rhythms and also some hip-hop (Lady Gaga, Pitbull, etc.). I'm glad that the BP med is working for you and you don't have to go back to the doc for 6 months. :) Don't get down on yourself if you can't keep up with a brand new class, especially when there is confusing choreography. I applaud you for trying the advanced class and giving it your all even when it came to marching in place. There's nothing wrong with that. Anytime you mix in strength training and cardio, it increases the workout's intensity. As for last night's Bears-Philly game, I didn't even make it to halftime. I'm glad that evil dog fighting b**tard lost too.

Dang, it's cold and rainy here (still better than cold and snowy), and I'm hearing that there are accidents all over. Looks like I'm going to have to take the backroads home, but it's better than being on the freeway with the crazies!

annie175
11-08-2011, 02:39 PM
CHELLE...it is sunny and 74 today here. Tomorrow a different story. Supposed to get cold and rainy. Here comes W and S. Blah

Laura...good for you on zumba and exercising. I am very proud of you. Total body challenge...not for me. My body would be on the floor.

Took sissy some lunch, remind me never to go between 12-1:00, people are stupid, on their cell phones, texting when driving..stupid I tell you. I cursed all the way there and back. Excuse the expression but there were several elderly people talking on cell phones not drive very well. I mean they go slow anyway, now this. Sheese. Lil Man is 4 lbs. 8.7 oz. He gains almost 2 oz a day. Nurse said he could go home today if it were not for the breathing thing. Dang nabit.

Best get busy, took almost a 2 hour lunch today. Hard to tear myself away from the babe. His kisses are so sweet.

happy2bme
11-08-2011, 03:46 PM
Hi guys,

Short post for me. I think DH is going to return the cable stuff this afternoon so it's the last post for me. Spent the morning with our useless employee service center. We have outsourced our retiree and benefits to Hewitt who sucks at service. I got disconnected 4 times after going through their ridiculous phone system and listening to the same messages 8 times. Just trying to change my address folks. The employee website I have access to for 100 days will not allow me to do anything - everything is "transaction denied" fat lotta good that does. On the other hand, I called the IBM service center for some questions about DH's health plan and they were amazingly quick and helpful. Grrrrrrrrr.
Now half the day is over and I still have to clean out the refrigerators and prepare for trash day tomorrow.

So if I don't get back here I will try and check in from the road on Friday at the midway point. Thanks for all your good wishes, I will take all prayers for a safe trip and here's hoping :crossed: that move in day is clear and free from rain and snow. I will catch up with personals next week.

Love yahs - hold the fort down :grouphug:

MELODY525
11-09-2011, 08:18 AM
GOOD MORNING WORLDLY CHICKS.
I HAVE NOT READ THE LATEST POSTS.
NOT WIDE AWAKE YET.
IT SEEMED LIKE A VERY LONG DAY YESTERDAY
THE BLDG NEEDED A LOT OF HELP ON TOP OF THE ELECTION.
TOO MUCH TO EVEN BOTHER REPEATING. LUCKY YOU!!!
GOING TO MAKE REPORTS AND COME BACK & READ.
HAVE A GREAT DAY. MINE WILL BE RESTFUL....I HOPE!:moped:

happy2bme
11-09-2011, 08:57 AM
Good morning ladies,

DH was going to keep the cable stuff until tomorrow but he said they will probably pack up the TV today so no sense in keeping it. Today is moving day - last time I will be able to find anything for months! :lol: I wish I could have packed more myself but it always goes that no matter how you plan, it takes twice as long. Yesterday I spent all day cleaning out a freezer and 2 refrigerators. Filled up 2 trash cans - mostly with the bottles and condiments. Then I was checking my credit card late last night and noticed a charge I did not make. Turns out someone compromised my card and shipped $150 worth of stuff to Kansas and used my name and card as the bill to :mad: that was 45 minutes I didn't need at midnight going back and forth to get the charge verified as fraud and get my card closed out. But at least it's done and there will be no more scamming. That was the cash back card we use all the time so it could have been compromised anywhere. Now we will have to use a different one to travel.

I'm sure it will be chaos here with packing today and loading up the truck tomorrow. I'm betting a thousand boxes :lol:

Anyway again I apologize for lack of personals, I need to get into the shower and get dressed, movers will be here in 90 minutes and there's lots to do. Not sure I will post before Friday so love to the chicks!

MELODY525
11-09-2011, 08:58 AM
:write: I THINK THIS CATCHES ME UP......




HAPPY.....I AM SO SORRY THAT I MISSED SAYING GOODBYE TILL THE NEW INTERNET IS SET UP. WISHING YOU SAFE TRAVELS, A VERY HAPP ARRIVAL AT THE NEW PONDEROSA AND QUICK CABLE CONNECTION!!!:hug: :hug:




CEEJAY.....I WAS SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE SEWER BACKING UP SO FAR. YUCK I HATE THAT!! GLAD THE SUPER AT WORK GAVE YOU YOUR "CHRISTMAS" GIFTS EARLY!! ROFL JUST WHAT A WOMAN WANTS...
A SQUEEGIE AND A SNAKE!! HOPE THEY WERE AT LEAST RED OR GREEN :lol3: :lol3:HOPE TOO THAT THE LANDLORD GETS THIS BACK UP THING UNDER CONTROL TOO. WHAT A MESS YOU'RE HAVING TO CLEAN!!



SHAD....WHATEVER WOULD ALL THE OTHER COUNTRIES DO FOR LAUGHS IF THEY DIDN'T WATCH ALL THE RIDICULOUS THINGS OUR POLS ARE DOING OVER HERE. WHY EVEN THE FRENCH PRIME MISISTER GOT INTO THE ACT WITH OBAMA....WHEN WILL MEN NEVER LEARN THAT WHEN THERE IS A MICROPHONE HOOKED ON TO THEM THAT THEY SHOULD SHUT THE FOOK UP!!!:lol3: THE GREAT NIECE IS ADORABLE AND I AM SURE THE DB2 DOES RUN!!!:queen: ROFLMYAZZOFF!! WILL LOOK AT THE RYTHME IN A BIT.....LOL




LAURA....AT LEAT THE HALLMARK CHANNEL THREW IN A FEW THANSGIVING MOVES IN BETWEEN THE CHRISTMAS ONES :lol3:
A MAMMO & ZUMBA.... NOW THERE'S A COMBINATION!! LOL HOPE YOUR BP VISIT WENT WELL TOO:hug:.....I SEE THAT YOU DID OK....JUST GO WITH THE FLOW LAURA. GLAD IT'S LEVELING OUT WITH THE DRUGS. HOME MADE FOOD IS ALWAYS THE BEST....YOU KNOW WHAT HIDDEN SALTS, FATS & SUGARS ARE IN THEM. THAT DOG FIGHTING THING WITH THE QB WAS TERRIBLE WASN'T IT?? I STILL CRINGE AT THE THOUGHT OF ANYONE DOIJN G STUFF LIKE THT. :cry:




ANNIE...:tree: SO GLAD TO YEAR YOUR DS AND I LOVE THEIS TIME OF YEAR:hohoho: THE VISIT AND FOOD AT THE COUSINS HOUSE SONDED GREAT :hun: GLAD YOU WENT. HOPE THE BP L;EVELS OUT. YOU'VE BEEN UNDER SO MUCH STRESS IN THE PAST AND HOPE THE DR KNOWS ALL ABOUT IT. I GOT THE THANK YOU NOTE. :hug: I AM SOOOO GLAD THAT JAKE IS STILL DOING WELL AND GT HIS FIRST BATH!!:encore: WE ARE CHEERING HIM ON OVER HERE!!! ANNIE LET ME SAY THAT ON THE WHOLE...OLD PEOPLE CAN'T DRIVE TO BEGIN WITH LET ALONE MULTI-TASK IN THE FRASSING CAR!!!! :faint:





MICHELLE.....GLAD THE MONDAY CHANGE IS ONLY FOR 2 MONTHS. HOPE IT WORKS OUT. OUR LEAVES AREN'T REALLY FALLING AS MUCH YET EITHER LIKE PAST HALLOWEENS. IT'S STILL TO WARM!!! LOL CONGRATULATIONS ON THE 3 LBS!!:cheer2:

MELODY525
11-09-2011, 09:00 AM
:wave: BYE MISS HAPPY!!! SENDING YOU AND DH LOTS OF LOVE AND HUGS. TAKE THEM WITH YOU!!!!:wave:I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE CREDIT CARD!! IF IT ANIN'T ONE PERSON I KNOW IT'S ANOTHER. GLAD YOU FOUND IT FAST THOUGH!!

annie175
11-09-2011, 10:52 AM
Humping Trash Day! Rainy, windyier than chit and temps dropping...yeah!

Sissy had a bad day yesterday...postpartum got her and she cried for the most part of the day. Bless her heart. She says she is better today, I will see when I go up at lunch to visit. Lil monkey was having more and more episodes of non breathing. God love him. He has reflux really bad and whenever it comes up his throat, it burns and he holds his breath. Today they are starting him on Zantac. Hopefully that will help the lil booger.

Just disassembled a desk top color copier so the recycle peeps will take it. It weighed a ton. I didn't know I had it in me. I didn't technically see that on my job description...must fall under the duties of "any other tasks required". haha

MELLIE...you deserve a Melliday today. Kick your feet up and watch some movies. Fix you a glass of your favorite beverage and enjoy yourself! Love your icons.

Hello to the rest of you chicklets...have a great Wednesday/Thursday..

Loves and hugs

diyana
11-09-2011, 12:16 PM
Happy Wednesday ladies -

It's cold and rainy here today, but I won't complain cuz folks in other parts of the state, along with Michigan, Iowa and other Midwestern states are getting the "S" word. Yes, that's right. Up to a foot of the heavy, wet "S" in some places, which is causing tree damage (since there are still leaves on some trees) and power outages. So I'm okay with the chilly rain.

This afternoon, DH is getting another injection in his back to help with his knee pain. Then he has to stay fairly immobile and horizontal for over 24 hours (only getting up for "bio" breaks). So it's good that I am working from home tomorrow so I can deal with the doggies' needs. If DH gets relief from this shot, it will hopefully be his last for the year.

I'm going to be spending the next two weekends cleaning and catching up on website work as I'm not sure I'll even be able to sit up and do website work for any length of time on Thanksgiving weekend (after my procedure on 11/23). And I know DMIL will want me to help her start decorating the house that weekend too. :)


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Annie - Sorry that Sam is having such a rough time. I'm sure y'all are worried sick about Baby Jake and his breathing issues. Tell that boy that his Auntie Chelle told him he'd better start breathing regularly and consistently PDQ. :bravo: on disassembling the copier.

Happy - I'm glad we got to hear from you again today. Sorry about all the retirement hassles. That really sucks! It looks like Northern WI won't be getting as much "S" as originally predicted, and it looks like you'll have sun this weekend. Chilly, but at least sunny. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. :crossed: That's awful about your credit card, but I'm glad you got it sorted out quickly.

Mel - I'm glad you're taking a Mellie day today. Sounds like you worked your a** off yesterday.

A big :hug: and :wave: to everyone!

Love to all,

diyana
11-09-2011, 12:18 PM
I'm so hoping that the information displayed in this MAP (not really a photo) does NOT come true. :crossed:

Laura705
11-09-2011, 12:19 PM
Morning all.

Mel – Sorry you had such a crazy busy day yesterday. I hope you get plenty of rest today.

Happy – Thought your move day was 11/11, but maybe that’s when you arrive at your new home I guess. Sending :goodvibes: that all goes well, or well enough at least. :) It’s sucky about that compromised credit card, but thank goodness you noticed that bogus charge right away!! I’m sure we could toss a whole bunch of condiments from our kitchen - many things from past gift baskets that we don’t end up using. Instead we end up letting them sit around unused and unopened and getting old and then I feel like maybe I shouldn't give it away or donate it. And is a fancy mustard or bbq sauce really something appropriate to donate? Not really helpful to someone who is hungry... Don’t worry about catching up on personals here –but a quick pop in for an update would be nice. :)

Annie – Awww poor Jake. I hope the Zantac does the trick and his breathing improves. Be careful on the roads – anyone using a cell phone in the car is not focused enough on their driving (especially those who can barely single-task, let alone multi-task!! :yikes: ) Yeh, there's always a catchall in your job description that pretty much requires you to do whatever you’re asked. But taking apart a copier for recycling is a weird thing. How many people are in your office? Are you the Jack – er, Jill-of-all-trades in your office? :D

Hellos to Shad, Ceejay & Michelle.
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Went to the movie last night – “In Time” with Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried (sp?). A futuristic movie in which people do not age after hitting 25 yrs old, but that’s essentially one’s life span as well. Time – i.e., the amount of time you have left to live – is the currency. You have a timer on your forearm that displays how much you have left, and you work for additional time, and you pay for things by presenting your arm and the payment is made by a scanning device that deducts the time. If you run out of time, you “time out”. Interesting concept, but I thought it lost steam when there was still a half hour to go. And of course, the future is always portrayed as so bleak in these types of movies.

Since we still haven’t seen “Ides of March” I’d like for bf and I to go see it this weekend – maybe at a matinee. However, the weather is supposed to improve this weekend, so those precious daytime hours might be better used for leaf raking.

Today’s another day of rain like yesterday, but still mild so far. I think the cold front will be coming this afternoon and tomorrow is going to be only in the 40’s. Boo.

Nothing much else going on. Tonight I should do an exercise class, but I can also go tomorrow night and do a circuit class. I do, however, think it’s good for me to do classes in which the whole group is doing the same thing and an instructor leading the class encourages us to push ourselves. Not that I don’t feel like I don’t get a good workout in the circuit class, but it’s just a good change of pace. Tonight’s class is Body Blast, which is not cardio. We'll see.

Laura705
11-09-2011, 12:25 PM
Hey Michelle - I think we're supposed to get some rain mixed w/ "S" this afternoon, but nothing measurable. I'm okay with that. Hope DH's injection brings him relief to his knee.

I don't see the photo. :( UPDATE - I saw the map and I hope it's not true either!!!

happy2bme
11-09-2011, 01:58 PM
Here's the schedule:

Wednesday - movers pack and load the truck
Thursday - movers finish up
Friday morning - we leave this place for good and head north in advance of the brutal weather :)

It's going to be a busy busy tiring few days. DH is about to take down the internet so I will try and check in on Friday at the hotel (mid point in our trip).

Thanks for the good wishes :grouphug:

annie175
11-09-2011, 04:04 PM
Oh CHELLE...thanks for making my day with the winter map...NOT..Hope DH does well with his shot and it makes him feel wonderful...if not have a bottle of wine ready to go!

Lil Monkey is 4 lbs 10 oz...yeah! Has gone up an entire pound since birth!! Rockin'. They gave him his first dose of zantac and he did not like the taste of it. Funniest face ever!

LAURA...think I will skip that movie and maybe rent it later. blah. We are having winds from h*ll and the building has movement that I am sure it is not supposed to have. Kind of freaky. We had a truck load of rain last night and this morning, but just windy now. Looks like it could rain at any time. Oh Heck it is raining now!

Hi to all ya's...chat later....

diyana
11-09-2011, 04:10 PM
Laura - Have fun at exercise class if you go. I'll be doing Wii Fit tonight, and probably tomorrow on my lunch hour as well. I saw this photo taken today from a newspaper in the Appleton WI area (just south of Green Bay, WI). I am so not ready for "S" or "W". :nono: :(

ceejay52
11-09-2011, 05:23 PM
Popping in to say hello. Absolutely nothing going on. It's sunny but a bit on the chilly side. This week has been busy.

Laura705
11-09-2011, 05:36 PM
Went out at lunch and it was very windy and drizzily. Ugh.

Hi Ceejay. :wave: Looking forward to seeing the sun again! :sunny:

Shad
11-09-2011, 06:28 PM
Morning all,
Seems I didn't post yesterday, but then I was fairly busy. The pest control man came, and he didn't stop talking for a couple of hours. Why are all pest control men so chatty? Scotty rang in the middle of it and I told him to hang on while I gave his name and the Big T's name to the pest control people. Lucky he has a sense of humour. I pulled out all the old plants in the vege patch and dug it over and then fertilised it and dug it again. Still needs more organic matter but will do that later tonight. Seems we are headed for 35C again today. Getting hot already. And it is not yet humid so it's good burning heat out there at the moment.

Today I have to finish off my documentation and head for the Post Office to post off a parcel. Then do a bit of shopping for fruit and veg. Might try that about lunch time when it gets too hot to work at the dining room table - although I guess I could always turn the aircon on.

Anyway.....
Happy, safe travels. You may discover something at the end of this shift that you lost in the last shift, who knows.

Mel - elections, building disasters, what next in NJ. I've attached a maintenance plan that I think your lot could cope with. Pinched it off facebook yesterday. We are thinking of adopting it instead of training the real stuff in the next rollout.

Laura - Hope you got to the exercise class yesterday. You exercise :queen: you. Have you talked b/f into the movies over the weekend?

Ceejay - are you still cleaning up. Get out of the pipe and come talk to us

Annie - hope the stuff works for lil monkey and he is okay with it. The lookon the face when they find something awful is priceless. Hows it going with the roomie?

Michelle - How's the DH's knee coming along. I really do hope the pair of you get some relief from pain very soon. No C decorations in this house. Don't even think I will be here for it. Lord knows where I will go.

Better go get on with a bit of work. I should finish going through the doco today and also get a bit of a start on the corrections and then think about what else may be required.
PS Miss Puss is on a hunger strike. Doesn't like her biscuits, doesn't like her tinned food. Wants yoghurt and milk - age isn't improving that one. She is 14 this month.

MELODY525
11-10-2011, 08:09 AM
:cofdate: I CAME TO EDIT THAT I FOUND THE MISSING PAGE AND MY POSTS.... SO EITHER ME OR THIS WEBSITE IS A BIT WONKY TODAY. I ALSO FOUND A PAGE OF YOUR POSTS FROM YESTERDAY. WHAT THE HECKLE & JECKLE IS GOING ON?!?!


YESTERDAY WAS NOT A GOOD DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
JUST GLAD IT'S OVER WITH NOW.(the nastiness is growing)
I DID GET TO SEE JOHN AND SOME FAVORITE VENDORS SO THE DAY WASN'T A TOTAL LOSS.
CHRIS WAS HERE AND WE ARE FULLY SINTERIZED NOW.
FILTERS ALL CHANGED TOO FROM ROOF TO LOBBY AND THEN SOME.
JEN DID THE FOOD SHOPPING FOR THE WEEKEND.
THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TOMORROW....HORRAY!!! :encore:
I AM TAKING TODAY FOR MYSELF INCASE FRIDAY IS HECTIC.
I DESPERATELY NEED SOME DOWN TIME:cloud9:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:



HAPPY...... I AM SO SORRY YOU MISSED MY SAYING GOODBYE AND SAFE TRAVELS:hug:





CEEJAY.......HOPE THE SEWER THING IS BEING TAKEN CASRE OF AND YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR "CHRISTMAS GIFTS" FROM THE SUPER AT WORK!! :hohoho:




LAURA......HOW DID THE ZUMBA GO?? I REMEMBER YOU WERE GOING TO GET TO IT.HOW IS THE SKUNNKY SMELL?? ALL GONE I HOPE.
*****SORRY THE MOVIE WAS A BIT OF A BUST. I WANT TO SEE PUSS'N'BPOOTS ON CABLE THIS MONTH!!! LOL



ANNIE....I WAS SO GLAD TO HEAR JAKE GAINING AND HAVING THE BATH AND COMING HOME. WILL IT BE HAPPENING?!?!?!:bb:
****I SEE JAKE IS HAVING REFLUX PROBS. SENDING HIM GOOD THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. JEN VOMITED FOR THE 1ST YR OF HER LIFE SO HANG ON!!!
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT SISSY AND THE PPD. IT'S BEEN A LOT OF STRESS FOR HER WATCHING JAKE EVERY DAY AND PRAYING. SENDING HER PRAYERS TOO. TELL HER "STRANGE" PEOPLE LOVE HER AND JAKE!!! SIGNED AUNT MELLIE!!:hug:




MICHELLE....I AM NOT READY FOR THE WINTER YET BUT WE HAD IT ALREADY!! :snowball:
******THE MAP IS SOMETHING SIMILAR TO WHAT THE WEATHERMAN SAID THE OTHER DAY...TSCARY THOUGHTS HEADED OUT WAY. :brr: HOPE THE SHOT WORKS FOR DH AND SENDING HIOM GOOD THOUGHTS TOO:hug:


SHAD..... I WILL PRINT OUT THE ENGINEERING PLAN AND POST IT ON THE MAINT. DOOR OVER THE WEEKEND SO THEY CAN HAVE A LAUGH ON MONDAY!!:rofl: TOO FRASSING FUNNY!! NO WONDER THEY COUNT ON ME.....AND CALL ME THE GO TO PERSON....I HAVE BOTH ITEMS RIGHT ON MY COUNTER USUALLY!!!:lol3: :lol3: HOPE THE DOCO PAPERS GO OK AND WHEN DO YOU HAVE TO GO BACK???? HAPPY GARDENING AND BET THE BUG MAN LEFT FEELING HAPPY!! SOMEONE LISTENED!!! THE NIECE IS ADORABLE AND I CAN SEE THE DB JUST DOING AS BID:queen:

Laura705
11-10-2011, 11:56 AM
Morning all.

Shad - Sounds like a productive morning in the veg patch. Well, there is a positive to the cold weather after all - kills off a lot of the bugs and they aren't pests year-round. We do get the initial round of spiders coming inside though to escape the cold... but no exterminator necessary.

Mel - Hmmm, what's going on with the thread by you? I haven't experienced any wonkiness problems...yet. Sorry you've got nastiness there. Hang tough!! Have a relaxing day.

Hellos to the rest of my Worldly sisters. :)
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I was still sore from Monday's advanced class last night so I decided to skip exercise class. Instead I went to the market and picked up a few items not on hand for some chicken soft tacos. The closest store to us is part of a chain, and it used to do really well years ago, but now this store is like a tomb. I honestly don't know how they stay open.

I was ticked to not find any local brands of the plain old corn or flour tortillas and instead only found the name brand/fancy ones - flavored, multigrain, fiber and flax, etc. Ended up w/ a bigger-than-I-wanted bag of plain corn tortillas. Have to make sure we use them up, or perhaps freeze some. Not too keen on freezing them because you just know they'll all stick together... I was also not happy with the measly 3-4 bunches of cilantro I had to choose from. Why oh why did that nice new produce store across the street from this place have to close their doors???!!! They were only around a couple months, but I do miss them.

Tonight I'll get to a circuit class.

Well, it's not sunny today, but it's not raining either. :shrug: It is chilly, but I'm looking forward to a warmup in a day or two.

Cheers!

ceejay52
11-10-2011, 12:10 PM
Shad
I'm out of the drain. Just in a ho hum state of mind. They came on Monday and fixed that part. But still have not had the plug in's fixed.


Letting the girls down the street rake the yard. There's more than I can handle.

Doing house work today and may try to go the the gym this afternoon.

annie175
11-10-2011, 03:26 PM
Hey guuurrlllzzz

Lil Monkey is 4 lb 11 oz....up another ounce. Making a lot of grunting, squeaking noises when I was there. Think he mighta filled his diaper. Scrunches up his face too. Made me laugh.

Ceejay...I do not like to rake leaves and don't...eventually they will all blow away or scrunch into the ground or S will cover them.

Laura...sounds like you pushed too hard on the exercising the other night. Yeah when you freeze tortilla they either get sticky or crunchy...just not good.

MELLIE....Jake coming home might be a little while longer...the little stinker keeps holding his breath which causes his monitors to go off. Until that stops, he cannot go home. blah. I keep giving him a stern talking too, but he is a bit stubborn...hmmmm, like his mommie maybe?

Shaddie...so far so good with Curtis. However it has only been a week. haha. He is a sweetie so far. Even takes the trash out, gives me money, and clears the dishes after dinner. Does laundry on his day off on Wednesday. I would love to do your gardening for you. One of my very favorite things to do.

Chelle...come up for air sister...how is DH doing with the shot?

Happy...hope your travels are going smoothly!

Have a great evening/morning...I will be making a few extra bucks at CVS tonight.

Loves and hugs.

Shad
11-11-2011, 05:20 AM
Evening all,
Short and sweet since I am soooooo tired. Don't know why. Been busy and finished the doco except for the ones that have to be redone. Yesterday was stinking hot, finally gave in and put the aircon on, today wasn't so bad.

Garden is coming along. I dug half of it over this morning and fertilsed it ready for the next lot of plants. I have lettuce and corn and tomatos to put in. They need to go in tomorrow. Better trim up the hedge first though otherwise I will be treading on them trying to wrestle the hedge into shape.

Anne - good to hear that the wee monkey is doing all the right things. Just needs to do a few more 'natural' things like breathing rather than filling the nappy. My vege garden is not big and is easy to manage once I get it straight and take away the weeds. There is a lot to do out the front - like finishing the wall. That will only get worse before it gets better. DS2 will bring in an excavator to level out the lawn area and dig the drainage trench. Then I can get to and put in plants and hopefully stop some of the weeks out there. So if you have ever wanted to have a go on those digger things Ill let you know when it is coming so you can hot foot it over here.

Happy is no doubt setting out on her journey as we speak. Safe travels friend.

Ceejay - glad to hear that you are out of the drains. I went for a run/ walk this morning - so up you get over to the gym.

Laura - doesn't it drive you crazy when you only want a couple of a particular item and you have to buy a packet of 6 or eight and you know you will turf them out because you can't eat them quickly enough. I get really mad with the 'bulk' buying when there is only one of me and no big freezer.

Mel - hope you are okay and just a bit tired and not wearing yourself out. This site does some weird things from time to time. Never can quite work it out. Most times I don't have problems but just now and again it swallows my post or won't let me in or whatever.
Glad you enjoyed the PM flow chart.

Better move on, nearly time for my boyfriend to be on tv. After that I'm off to bed. Don't even want to eat much. Just drink and fruit seems to be the rule of the day.

MELODY525
11-11-2011, 08:40 AM
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HAPPY VETERANS DAY. THINKING OF OUR TROOPS
WISHING THEY COULD COME HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.



I HAD A LOVELY DAY OFF.
THE PHONE AND DOORBELL NEVER RANG.
THE ONLY PERSON I SPOKE TO WAS THE MAINT MAN THAT BROUGHT ME MY LIBRARY BOOKS.
HIS WIFE WORKS THERE AND THOUGHT I MIGHT LIKE THEM FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.
YES THANK YOU!!!!
THIS WEEKENDS MENU IS TJ'S CHICKEN MARSALA, BROWN RICE & STEAMED ASPARAGUS.
GOTTA LOVE MICROWAVES:hun: :drool:
I PACKED ANOTHER "SPACE BAG" AND RICHIE CAME DOWN TO PUT IT ON THE TOP SHELF.
THE SUMMER STUFF IS SAFE NOW.
NOTHING ELSE IS NEW. YESTERDAY WAS FILLED WITH PACKING & HARRY POTTER.
GTTA LOVE THE FAMILY CHANNEL....ALMOST AS GOD AS THE MICROWAVE! :rofl:
HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:






LAURA......WHEN I WENT TO TRADER JOE'S I COULD SEE THERE WAS SLIM PICKINGD THERE FOR SOME ITEMS.
THE PROCUDE KID TOLD ME SHIPMENTS ARE SMALLER DUE TO ALL THOSE STORMS. SORRY YOU HAD THE SAME EXPERIENCE.....SEND ME SOME CHICKEN TACOS!!:hun:
HOPE YOU GET THE WEEKEND WARM UP!:sunny:




CEEJAY.....HOPE THE GIRLS DID A GOOD JOB. I'VE BEEN KIND OF HO HUM TOO.
MUST BE THE FALL BLUES & NOT REALLY WANTING THE NICE WEATHER TO END!!




ANNIE.......I AM LAUGHING AT THE FILLED DIAPER!! :lol3:
HOPE JAKE STOPS THIS BREATH HOLDING. GIVE HIM ANOTHER TALKING TO FOR ME.
TELL HIM HE IS STRESSING US ALL OUT!!!:nono:
HOPE SISSY IS FEELING BETTER TOO :yoga: SHE NEEDS SOME TLC:hug:





SHAD......THE AIR-CON!!!:rofl: HERE I SIT WITH THE HEAT ON LOW IN THE LIVINGROOM AND THE WINDOW CRACKED OPEN IN THE BEDROOM!! TOO FUNNY.
SEND ME THE HEAT:flame:
YOUR GARDEN WILL SOON BE ABOUNDING WITH HEALTHY STUFF!!
I'LL BE RIGHT THERE :scooter:
TO BE HONEST LIL' SIS...I WAS CLOSE TO BEING OVERLOADED.
THERE IS A BLACK CLOUD HANGING OVER THE BLDG AGAIN....REPAIR WISE.
I DO THINK THAT ONCE THE OFFICE GETS A GRIP ON ALL THE VENDOR INFO, THAT IT WILL ALL WORK OUT.
MY BOSS LADY IS REALLY TRYING HER BEST. :crossed:
HOPE THE REDONE PARTS OF THE DOCO GO WELL :hug:

annie175
11-11-2011, 09:02 AM
Good Morning and TGIF..S for Shaddie...fo sho!!

Me thinks that life is just plumb wearing me out. At least I am happy! I was so tired last night, I fell asleep on the couch and Curtis came in to make me go to bed and he couldn't even wake me, he got down and listened for breathing. lol. So he had the big bed all to himself last night...he didn't like it...isn't that sweet? lol

Hella B is being a turd lately and waking one of us up at night to go out. She just started this a couple of weeks ago. She will be 12 in February, maybe it is age related. Sheesh I hope not. I am afraid if I don't let her out she will P somewhere, altho she never has, there is always a first time.

Cold and 28 this morning. Buurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! Jeans day on Fridays so that is good. I wore a hoodie, warm socks, jeans and tennis shoes. Was a little nippy on the walk in from the parking garage but supposed to be 50 by lunch when I go see lil monkey.

One of the schools has 12 police running around today as someone spray painted a "hit list" on the boys bathroom wall yesterday. Names of teachers, administrators and students they plan to kill. Going to school today for the students was up to the parent's discretion. It will not go against their attendance if they do not go to school. I say stay home if it were my kid. Authorities are viewing the cameras in the hallways to see who all went into that bathroom then start an investigation. What the H*LL are parents teaching/not teaching these kids, where are the morals and supervision. Heck with time outs, beat their a$$e$.

SHADDIE...sounds like you just wore yourself out with physical work yesterday. I wish I could have a garden year round. I still have tomatos to eat from my garden and I did freeze salsa and grated zucchini. That is it.

MELLIE....I sent you a box full of magazines of all sorts for you to fumble through when you are having a Melliday. You should get it in a couple of days.

Hello to the rest of my worldlie sistas. Have a terrific day/night.

Love and hugs.

diyana
11-11-2011, 10:21 AM
Happy Friday ladies -

I have to keep this short...my entire team is going into a 4-hour training class on maximizing your unique talents and strengths at work. Heck, I don't even know what my strengths ARE. I hope we cover that first! :rofl: Yesterday was a very busy day working from home and taking care of DH. DH's back is still quite sore from the shot, but his knee seems to be a little better. Over the next week or so, the pain in both his back and knee should ease up. :crossed:

This weekend is going to be jam packed with website work and working outside doing the last of the winter prep, including mulching the leaves - since yesterday's dusting of "S" has melted, and cleaning out the gutters. Normally DH does that...but since he just had a procedure to help his knee...I don't want him going up and down a ladder. And I have to do the usual...laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning. :faint:

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Mel - I hope things get better for you soon, sista. I'm glad you got some well-deserved downtime yesterday!

Shad - I hope the "pest" control guy was able to take care of the phone pests too! :rofl: Hope you're enjoying the weekend! If you can, please send some of that warm weather this way. It's been really chilly here the past couple days. I am grateful that it will be in the 50s this weekend so I won't freeze while working outside. I loved that engineering/maintenance diagram. I posted it on FB...did you get it off my page or from someone else's? I hope Miss Puss is eating better today. 14, huh? Please give her a big hug for me (if she'll let you). Just hearing about your garden is making me feel "warmer". Wish it were gardening time here too. We have to get through the "W" season first. :(

Laura - Are you still in pain? Take it easy, my friend, and don't overdo it. I hope you and bf have a fun weekend! Chicken soft tacos sounds so yummy. Sorry that you couldn't find your fave local brands.

Annie - Saying prayers every day for the lil monkey. Big :hug: to him, to you and to Sam. :hug: :hug: Wow, Curtis takes the trash out, gives you money, does laundry AND clears the dinner dishes?! Definitely a keeper!! Awww, you poor thing fell asleep on the couch last night! I hope you aren't too stiff and sore today. Scary stuff about the "hit list" at the school. I totally agree with ya' about lack of discipline and morals in kids nowadays. Hope you and C have a great weekend! Please give the lil monkey hugs from his Auntie Chelle.

Ceejay - I hope all the clogs and backups are cleared and everything is flowing normally. Safe travels if you go to Jonesboro or Paragould. I don't rake the leaves. We have 10 or 11 trees (most of them BIG) in the yard, and the amount of leaves dropped is just too much to rake. So we mulch the leaves with the mower. With all these trees, cleaning the gutters is a real chore too. But I'm very grateful for the lovely trees providing shady spots here and there in the summer. :)


Wow! I really did try and keep this brief...oh well. Sending Happy and her DH good wishes for a safe move.

Here's to a great day and a wonderful weekend for all of us!!

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
11-11-2011, 11:15 AM
Michelle and Annie
I've been mulching the leaves but yesterday was too cold to get outside. Pine needles are hard to mulch with my small lawn mower.

Annie
So glad that the little one is growing so fast. You have been doing a lot more since the baby has arrived. How is your daughter doing?

Michelle
Be careful climbing up and down the ladder.

Mel
hope your week end is a good one.

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I'm planned on staying home this week end. I've been going so much it's wearing me out. My neighbor called yesterday and asked me if I were going this week end. Think she has been spoiled. I need to go to a water meeting next week end and run a few errands in Jonesboro.
Called my uncle last night as he had been having some ear problems but he was diagnosed as losing his hearing. He said that it may be hereditary. I know that I'm losing my hearing.
The land lord's men came yesterday to check on the plug in's and they are dead. They'll be back today to replace them.
I gotta get busy in the office and get it cleaned then the whole house will be clean. I need some more storage space.

ceejay52
11-11-2011, 11:20 AM
Shad
Just a few days ago and I had the air conditioner on. This morning it's the heat. Looked outside early this morning to see frost on the roof's and car window's. I'm not liking this at all.

MELODY525
11-11-2011, 11:58 AM
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SHAD.......I CAME ACROSS A RECIPE THAT WAS CALLED "WHITE CHRISTMAS SLICE".
I HAVE A QUESTION (or maybe 2 or 3).....

IS IT WORTH ALL THE BOTHER OF DESICATING COCONUT AS THE RECIPE CALLS FOR?

IS IT ANY GOOD?!?!

ONE RECIPE SAYS YOU CAN SUBSTITUTE WHITE CHOCOLATE FOR THE MELTED SHORTENING?!?!?! NOT CRAZY ABOUT THE MELTED SHORTENING IDEA ANYWAY.

I HAD TO GOOGLE "RICE BUBBLES"....WTF!!!!!! :rofl: :rofl:

Laura705
11-11-2011, 12:23 PM
Morning all. TGIF!! Chilly today, but I'm happy to see the sun. :sunny:

Ceejay - Did you get to the gym yesterday? I totally get the ho-hum mindset - must be the onset of late fall/early winter.

Annie - I guess there's no rushing things w/ little Jake - he'll get the hang of breathing soon enough. You'd think no one in last night's exercise class knew how - the instructor kept hollering for us to breathe, LOL!! Guess some folks tend to hold their breath while doing certain moves. Hope Sissy is feeling better. Must be so stressful for all of you worrying about the little guy.

Shad - Ah, I'd been wondering about the wall. Still in the works. You'll have to provide tips - we might want to build a fire pit w/ a wall/bench around it. We'll see if that's even permitted in village... We actually do have an extra fridge in the house over which I feel guilt whenever the electric bill arrives w/ its little insert urging customers to get rid of that old inefficient, underused refrigerator because they are big electricity wasters. Especially ours - sitting mostly empty most of the time. And much of what does go into that freezer quickly becomes forgotten. But when I choose to buy in bulk, it comes in handy. But in the case of the tortillas, this wasn't my choice. Boo. So who exactly is your boyfriend on TV??? I'd like to IMDB.com him and take a look. :)

Mel - Well, well, well, you've got the maintenance man nicely trained. :lol: Nice to have books for the long weekend. :book2: Re the produce selection at the market the other day - I noticed they seem to have reduced the amount they carry - fewer displays. Just another sign of the tough times this store is having. I hope they can survive, because I'd sure hate to have another empty space in the area. There's still filling for the chicken tacos, so come 'n' get it!! If I were more motivated, I could've brought the filling and the tortillas to work and heated it in the microwave for lunch... So -with those space bags - I always envision permanent wrinkles after all the air is sucked out of them and they are flat as pancakes with compressed items. Is that what happens?? Or do comforters and stuffed animals return to their original fluffiness?

Annie - LOL, Curtis checked for your breathing!!! :rofl: :lol3: Gosh, hope Hella doesn't make those overnight potty breaks a habit. Maybe less water after a certain time, and a mandatory potty break before bedtime?? When it rains, I'm amazed how long Coal can go without going out. (Walks, however, are another matter.) You sound so comfy today! I don't much care about jeans if I can't wear sneakers (or maybe slippers) with them. But if we did a decent job with our fundraiser this year (results pending), our head honcho might give us jeans days during the first quarter of next year, like he's done in the past. We'll see. Scary situation at that school. I'd keep my kid home too! Surprised they don't have today off for Vets Day anyway...Totally agree - too many parents are way too permissive with their kids and want to be their pal instead of parents. Plenty of time for that after they're grown!! I still have oodles of tomatoes - need to pull the really green ones out of the bag and onto cookie sheets (and the window sill) to ripen. Salsa sounds like an excellent idea!!

Michelle - Glad dh is feeling less pain in his knee. You be careful cleaning those gutters!! (wagging my finger at you, lol) We have gutter covers called Leaf Relief (I think), and it's nice that the leaves may fall onto them but they will just blow away - no gutter cleaning necessary. We have a lot of leaves to rake this weekend - two of our 4 big trees are now bare, and the maple leaves didn't change color, but are falling nonetheless. The oak has turned a russet brown, but its leaves are hanging on, as usual. Can't imagine the quantities of leaves from 11 trees!! You could sell that leaf mulch for a profit, haha. Glad it won't be too cold for our outdoor work this weekend! I might skip exercise class tomorrow morning since there's a lot of raking to be done. I'm just worried it could all be for naught because it's supposed to be super windy on Sunday!!

Happy - Safe travels to you and DH!!
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Despite sore hamstrings yesterday, I went to the Tighter Assets class last night. Wow, I must enjoy torture! Those wonderful across the room squats, and then a killer lunge routine, and a standing ab routine that was done entirely while on our toes. My calves are feeling it, and I'm sure I will be suffering more later on today. Probably good that I skip a class tomorrow and just get a good upper body workout by raking.

Nothing much else to report. The rewards program on my debit card ended in July, so I'm taking my remaining points and redeeming them for some gift cards. I have some "mending" to do - maybe Sunday. The most recent item to need mending is my nylon purse - the stitching that held one end of the strap to the bag came apart in the elevator when I was leaving work yesterday. And guess what - I'd just re-stitched the other end of the strap a few weeks ago! What's the deal - my other bag (same exact bag, different color) didn't do that. And that's the one I'm carrying today. Sigh.

Okay, enough goofing off, back to work. Have a good weekend everyone!

Cheers!
:cheers:

Amarantha2
11-11-2011, 03:28 PM
Happy Veterans' Day to all of us in the U.S. ... sorry to fly in and outta the great thread here. Seems little time in the day recently.

Melody, love the look o' that cake slice! So pretty, looks like those nougat candies with taffy and fruit.

I am doing great, have to go get my chicken and rice back out of the oven.

Have a great day, Wordlies! Woot!

diyana
11-11-2011, 04:12 PM
Ceejay - Pine needles would be hard to mulch. Luckily the evergreens in the neighbor's yard just behind our back fence don't drop in our yard...just the neighbor's. It's good you're staying home and relaxing. Sorry to hear about your uncle losing his hearing. I thought my hearing was going as I say "What?" and "Huh?" a lot. So I had it checked. The audiologist said that my hearing is fine. I can hear all pitches. She said that what happens as we age is that when there is background noise or if we are focusing on something else, our brain can't discern the words people are saying to us. We can "hear" them...but our aging brain has trouble making them out. She said this can start happening in the mid- to late-40s (right where I am, thanks). I guess I missed what "plug ins" the landlord is replacing. I need to do LOTS of cleaning this weekend and next. I REALLY need the storage space, and DMIL is coming on 11/21.

Laura - For some reason, people tend to hold their breath when doing certain yoga, pilates and strength training moves. Weird, huh? Lunges and Squats? :yikes: I can do squats okay...but the across the room lunges get me EVERY TIME! I think Shad's TV boyfriend is Holmes from Mike Holmes on Homes...but I'm not 100% sure of that. We put the doggies out at bedtime, and we still have to get up at least once with them during the night. Of course, we have 3...and they're never on the same potty schedule. Getting gutter covers is on our "wish list" for the house. Hopefully next year.

Amarantha - Glad to hear from you! I have the time shortage too. If I can check in 4 times a week, that's pretty good for me. Chicken and rice sounds really yummy! Recipe please?

Amarantha2
11-11-2011, 05:22 PM
diyana: The chicken and brown rice bake was just chicken breast fillets, cooked brown rice, frozen broccoli and one can of lower sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup. I layered into a square general purpose baking pan, added 3/4 cup water and baked at 400 degrees for a long time (about an hour) as I like chicken quite well cooked. I then cooled it slightly and cut the chicken and broccoli into smaller pieces and stirred the casserole and spread evenly and baked until brown in a 350 oven (about 10 minutes more), then divided into five servings and froze four (ate one). I entered this as a meal in my diet software, cals 375. For some reason it is not calculating the rest of the totals but I only care about the cals, to be honest. This isn't meant to be a health recipe, just comfort food. :)

NOW I am going to have the Nana Nap for the rest of the day, although need to do yoga or something later.

Laura705
11-11-2011, 07:04 PM
Quick post before I leave for the day. My entire lower body is sore. Looking forward to my walk to the train.

Ceejay - Enjoy your weekend at home. :)

Mel - So what are rice bubbles??!! Not a fan of shortening or white chocolate! Guess I need to Google that, and also look up the word "dessicate".

Amarantha - The rice & chicken sound tasty - I like comfort food!

Michelle - Mike Holmes is a pretty likeable guy! Gosh, I hope we're lucky enough to not have the overnight potty breaks from Coal. It's bad enough I get up once or more for that!

I'm off! Toodles!

Shad
11-11-2011, 07:49 PM
Morning all,
So Mel what do you call Rice Bubbles? I thought everyone called them rice bubbles 'snap, crackle and pop'.
Desicated coconut is dried shredded coconut meat. Yes it is called meat. You buy it at the supermarket in a packet. You don't have to make it! Desicated coconut is used extensively on Aussies favourite cake - Lamingtons. Go google that and you will see desicated coconut.
And what do you think you are doing eating that stuff anyway?? It is so sweet it sets my teeth on edge. Would be even sweeter with white chocolate. I prefer rum balls if I am going to eat anything like that. Get out of the Christmas cooking sites and books - naughty girl.

Laura - Michelle is right. Mike Holmes is my tv boyfriend. Don't mind ogling some of his crew either. Isn't it wonderful, straps on bags always break at the worst possible time. Happy sewing.

Amarantha - that chicken does sound good. Might have to give it a go myself.
Good to have you back.

Michelle - Hope you have maximised your talents for the day. Of course you have talent. We all have talent of one sort or another - just depends on whether the talent is fashionable or not as to whether we get famous or not! :rofl:

Ceejay - sometimes a weekend (or in my case a week) at home is just what the body or brain needs. I have really enjoyed my week by myself. DS2 is away house sitting for friends. But I am ready to rejoin the world on Monday. Need to put some time sheets in so I can get paid as well. That always helps.

Annie - maybe Bella is feeling a little jealous of the roomie. Try putting her out for half an hour or so before bedtime and then let C let her in. Good to hear that lil Jake is still putting on weight. Wish he would put as much effort into breathing tho'.

Happy - still motoring along I guess. Have a good trip and don't forget to take breaks - doesn't do anyone any good to have to have a winch to get a stiffened body out of a car. Been there done that. Stop the car. Walk around it 15 times, change drivers, get back in, drive 2 hours. Repeat.

Okay - gotta go. I didn't post my parcel yesterday. Better get it on it's way today.

MELODY525
11-12-2011, 08:30 AM
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MR. MOON WAS OUT TO GREET ME THIS MORNING.
GUESS HE'S NOT READY FOR BED YET.
I HAVE A SMALL CONFESSION.
I ATE ONE PORK CHOP COOKED BY AN OFFICE WORKER ON THURSDAY.
BEEN IN THE LOO EVER SINCE. NEVER AGAIN :cry:
I CANNOT DIGEST THAT KIND OF "HARD" MEAT AND.....
I AM HOPING FOR A CURE!! :lol3:
NOTHING ELSE IS NEW.
PLAYING CATCH UP WITH THE CLEANING A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME.
WATCHING THE HARRY POTTER MARATHON.
WAS DANG COLD YESTERDAY AND LAST NIGHT. SUPPOSED TO WARM UP TODAY.:sunny:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:





MICHELLE....HOPE THE DH DOES FEEL BETTER MORE EACH DAY :hug:
SORRY THE WEEKEND WILL BE A LOT OF WORK AND NO PLAY!!
REMEMBER TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF TOO!!:hug:
PLEASE DON'T OVER DO IT AND END UP WITH SHOTS IN YOUR BACK!!!!!!





CEEJAY......HOPE YOU HAVE A NICE RESTFUL WEEKEND. :hug:
TOO Bad THE GUYS COULDN'T FIX THE PLUG INS WHILE THEY WERE THERE.
SORRY TO HeAR ABOUT THE UNCLE'S EARS.
SERIOUS SINUS PROBS CAN ALSO MUTE SOUNDS.
I THOUGHT I WAS GOING DEAF BUTHE SAID IT'S THE CONSTANT FLUID IN MY EARS.





LAURA....THEY JUST DON'T MAKE BAGS LIKE THEY USED TO.
SOMETIMES I LIKE A BAG AND BUY 2. ONE ALWAYS FALLS APART. :rofl:
TACOS AT WORK WOULD HAVE BROUGT THE WHOLE OFFICE TO YOUR DESK WANTING ONE!!:drool:
JUST DON'T BE DOING ANY KILLER LUNGES WHILE RAKING LEAVES!!!!!:cry:
HOPE THE HAMSTRINGS SURVIVED!!! :hug:

**DESICATED COCONUT IS HEATING SHREDDED COCONUT IN THE OVEN AND THEN MASHING OR GRINDING IT TO A MORE POWDERY CONSISTENCY. RICE BUBBLES ARE RICE KRISPIES CEREAL :rofl: :rofl: THE SHORTENING IS MADE FROM PURE COCONUT OIL. IT'S CALLED COPHA.





SHAD......HOW IS THE WEEK GOING? GET THE CHORES ALL DONE??
HAVE YOUDEFINITELY DECIDED WHERE YOU WILL TRAVEL TO NEXT?
BET SUNDAY IS CLINGING ON TO YOUR FOR DEAR LIFE.
I WILL HAVE TO STAY OFF THE COMNPUTER THIS WEEKEND.....TOO MANY SWEETS OUT THERE.
AND IT'S SOOO EASY FOR ME TO FIND THEM ALL WITH SUCH A FAST COMPUTER!:rofl: :rofl:
SO NOW WHO'S FAULT IS THAT?? :lol3: :lol3:




AMARANTHA.....CHICKEN & RICE....YUM!!
I TRY NOT TO DO COMFORT FOODS BUT IT'S HARD NOT TO. :rofl:

happy2bme
11-12-2011, 08:54 AM
Good morning from Lincoln, IL. It took the movers 3 days to pack the house so we didn't get out until 2pm Friday. Stopped in middle Illinois to crash for the night. Both of us are sore as oh hey. Tired too and we have another 14 hours to drive. But we'll get there. Just wanted to check in. Will post more once we get home and get the Internet going. Have a good weekend!

ceejay52
11-12-2011, 06:31 PM
Happy
Just think a few more hours and you'll be home sweet home in your new home. Then the fun starts--unpacking.

Mel
The landlord's guy's might have to wait till Thursday. I want to be there when the start to make sure all things get done. One said that they didn't go inside once they heard the alarm. I thought to myself oh the talking door. My uncle thought he was having some ear problems due to sinus problems

Shad
I fully understand about being home. I've really needed the quiet time and doing things I've wanted to do. I'm back to work tomorrow also.

ceejay52
11-12-2011, 06:38 PM
Learned something new--didn't know chicken and rice was a comfort food!!!!

Reached up in the cabint yesterday for something and found something sticky. Ended up throwing away the whole contents of the cabinet. One of the can's exploded--didn't know it would do this--was afraid of botulism but as I looked at the dates oh my back to 2007. I bleached the cabinet and took out one part of the shelf paper. That took all afternoon.

Today I went to super Walmart in Blytheville and bought a few more can's. I will not be over stocked. I need to look in the freezer and do the same thing.

Shad
11-12-2011, 11:25 PM
Afternoon all,
Spent the morning going for my run/ walk and diggin over the garden and I transplanted the rhubarb plant and a couple of stray lettuces, planted the lettuces and rocket. Then I washed towels and DS2's doona cover and pillowslips. While the mouse is away..... mother mouse gets up and cleans up his stuff. Then I cleaned, dusted and tidied up in the lounge room. Just need to sweep up this end of the house now and it is done.
Now I am off for a nana nap. Don't know how I am going to get through next week with no naps.

Mel - your moon picture reminded me of the other night when I was sitting in the lounge I could see this orange through the blinds. I got up to go have a look and found an orange moon rising. It was gorgeous. But it was a full moon and soon enough I could here the sirens going in the distance as the idiots ran into each other and overdosed and did all those things that come with a full moon.

Happy - I see through facebook that you are well into your drive. Safe travels and happy landings.

Ceejay - cans can and will explode if there is a problem with the process or they are too old and somehow air can get in. Had the same thing with cans of beetroot once. They started to bulge and I rung the company that made them and asked what the use by date was. Apparently they were out of date, so they sent me a whole lot of more recent ones. Since I had got the original cans for free and wasn't overly worried whether they were good or not, I was surprised to say the least.

I suppose (not enthusiastically) that I should go and get ready for the coming week. Weekend has gone too fast.

Amarantha2
11-13-2011, 03:45 AM
Hello Worldies! :wave: I am still reading backwards on the thread a bit to try to catch up to thy doings so I can make more detailed responses! :wave:

This is a nice group!

Loved reading about the coconut. I am a huge coconut fan and especially fond of coconut water, which is widely available where I live and is a great sports drink with no added sugar (except one kind I get that is chocolate flavor and does have a bit of cane sugar). Coconut water has tons of potassium and other electrolytes and during our hot season, it is Nirvana to me.

I will be continuing the comfort food creation tomorrow (today, actually), keeping it relatively healthy for my diet plan.

Mel, loved the moon picture!

Ceejay, good thing the can exploded in the cabinet, maybe. Would have been awful if it did it when you were opening it.

Woot! See ye all! To all, mentioned or un- ... have a great week!

MELODY525
11-13-2011, 08:49 AM
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MORNING CHICKS:coffee:

HOPPE THE WEEKEND IS GOING WELL FOR EVERYONE.
HAD A PRODUCTIVE DAY ALL FOR MYSELF.
EVERY STITCH OF SUMMER STUFF IS IN THE BAGS AND SAFELY STORED AWAY.
BTW LAURA....I HAVE NEVER USED THESE BAGS BEFORE SO I'LL LET YOU KNOW NEXT SUMMER ABOUT WRINKLES!!:rofl:
I AM ALSO NOT AN "IRONER" SO HOPE THE WASHER & DRYER CAN DO THE TRICK!!!! :D
THE WORST PROBLEM SO FAR THIS WEEKEND IS FALLEN LEAVES THAT BLEW INTO THE LOBBY.
THEIR MOVING ABOUT WAS HOLDING THE "MAGIC" DOORS OPEN:rofl:
CALLED IN A MAN AND HE VACUUMED.
I ALMOST DID IT MYSELF. THEN SAID WTF ARE YOU NUTS?!?!:crazy:
OK....IT'S BREKKIE TIME AND I AM HUNGRY THIS MORNING.
HAVE A SUPER DAY:hug:





CEEJAY.....CHICKEN & RICE IS REALLY NOT COMFORT FOOD TO ME.
AT LEAST NOT IN MY BOOKS. MAYBE MAC & CHEES IN HUGE BOWLS!!:rofl:
HOPE THE MEN GET IT ALL DONE THURS.
HAD A LAUGH AT THE TALKING DOOR.
THANK GOD THE CAN EXPLODED IN THE CABINET. BUT WHAT A MESS YOU HAD.
THAT'S ONE WAY OF SPRING CLEANING!!!!





HAPPY.......HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:wave:
GLAD TO SEE YOU REPORTED IN AND SAFE TRIP HOME!!!:hug:
CAN'T WAIT FOR YOUR "NEW BEGINNING" STORIES.




SHAD.......OMG FULL MOONS!!! THEY CAN BE THE BANE OF MY EXISTANCE HERE.
THIS BUILDING GOES NUTSO AT TIME LIKE THAT. YOU CAN IMAGINE.
ABOUT THE ONLY THING THEY DON'T DO IS HOWL!!!
TOO RIGHT ABOUT THE SIRENS WHEN THE OL' FULL MOON COMES IN TO PLAY.
HOPE YPUR WEEK GOES BY QUICKLY WITHOUT A NANA NAP EACH DAY.
HOW ARE THE PLANS FOR A NZ TRIP COMING ALONG??
THINK YOU'RE GOING????





AMARANTHA......YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEK TOO.
WHERE IS YOUR HOME IF YOU DON'T MIND ME ASKING.
SEEMS TO BE A CHICKEN-Y WEEKEND.
I HAVE CHICKEN MARSALA YET TO EAT. :lol3:

ceejay52
11-13-2011, 11:32 AM
Mel
I thought of you this morning as I pulled up to the highway to go to work. There was the full moon in the daylight. It looked exactly like the picture you posted.

Amarantha
Read your journal last night. Most of my journal buddies are on FB now.

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It's been windy that past couple of day's. I don't like it. Rain is moving in tonight. Back to work today. Already had to call my super to change over the chlorine and put a couple of bags of lime in the lime machine.
All is well in my little corner of the world.

Laura705
11-13-2011, 11:50 AM
Morning all.

Shad - Happy Monday to you. Def make those time sheets a priority!! I love most sweets, but not coconut. I've had a can if coconut water I bought on clearance sitting around a couple months, too chicken to try it, but I like the idea of cooking rice in it, like u said u do...

Mel - Hope you've gotten over the pork experience. No, no killer lunges while raking, but the hamstrings got a bit more work from all the bending to gather twigs & scoop poop. My back was a bit sore after my 3 hours in the backyard, but my thrift store heat in the microwave bean bag heating pad did the trick.

Happy - Hope the rest of the trip went well. I bet getting that new bed set up was a top priority!! Get your rest- it'll all be waiting for you to unpack. :)

Ceejay- ugh, the exploding can sounds like a mess. I've got a couple cans in which I should check the date...

Amarantha - I didn't know there was flavored coconut water until last night when I watched a show about how people made their millions and the feature was a couple guys in the coconut water biz - I think it was vita-coco brand. That makes me think I'd have the same opinion as I do of green tea - needs flavoring to be palatable, lol.

Hellos to Annie & Michelle.
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Nothing much to report. Windy as heck here. Glad we got the yard raked& the leaves out to the front curb - if the blow, at least there's a good chance they will blow off our property! Bf also raked/blew leaves in front. This is the last week of curb pickup, so any leaves we can get rid of now is key. After this week they will need to be bagged. Boo.

Today is laundry & my mending... After a bit more tea & newspaper reading. ;)

diyana
11-13-2011, 01:00 PM
Hi Ladies -

a very short post for me this morning. I'm completely exhausted and my legs and arms are sore. I did a bit of housecleaning, then spent the rest of the day outdoors cleaning the gutters, mulching the leaves on the front lawn, helping DH tape two tarps down on the boat to prep it for winter. Neither of us have much energy today. Looks like it will be a quiet day of watching football, with a little cleaning, cookie baking and laundry.

I hope you all are doing well, that Little Jake is breathing regularly on his own, and that Happy and her DH made it "up nort' der ey" okay.

Love y'all lots,

happy2bme
11-13-2011, 03:55 PM
Hi ladies,

Quick post for me as I just sat down to take a 10 minute break. We finally made it home around 6pm Saturday night. It has really been a very tiring journey. My feet are not used to be being on them for 12 to 14 hours constantly and both of us are very sore and tired. We unloaded the U-haul and the 4Runner and I am trying to put things away. This house is much smaller than what we left and it's going to take alot of thinking and planning as to where to put stuff. And much will have to be chucked out. But it's good to be here. Looks like there are predicting a cold rain or snow for Tuesday's moving day. Not looking forward to that.

I've got some stuff to finish up here so I will get on later tonight I hope and catch up with everyone. Just wanted to say we made it in ok and thank you all for the good wishes and travel prayers. :grouphug:

Shad
11-13-2011, 11:52 PM
Afternoon all,
Seems a bit strange being back in the office, although I will admit it is a lot cooler! Might have to curl up under the desk for a nana nap shortly though. Went out for a walk at lunchtime. Didn't buy anything but then I really wasn't looking for anything. Went into the mall and had a wander through Coco Chanels new shop. She has just arrived in Brisbane. For the life of me I can not work out why anyone would pay $34000 for a handbag. You didn't read it wrong and I didn't type it wrong. For that price I would expect it to drive me to work, provide lunch and go with everything. All this expensive stuff and a great deal of it is made in China. Go figure out what we are paying for.

Happy - nice to know you are home safe. Sounds like you have enough stuff to fill all the out buildings as well. Look forward to hearing the tales.

Michelle - Quiet days are not bad days. Sometimes we just have to have them.

Laura - I'm not the greatest coconut fan in the world, but I don't actively hate it. A can of coconut water or milk makes rice quite flavourful and is good in Asian type recipes. Hope you manage to get all the leaves picked up. Bagging them up is no fun and the place never looks tidy with the ones that get left.

Ceejay - both of us back to work today. Hope you are doing it easier than me. How come you have to ring to get the chemicals put in? I thought you did all that yourself.

Mel - Plans for NZ still up in the air. Have to wait to get the form from the airline and that won't be available until 30th November and that is probably too late all the flights will be gone - which probably explains why they won't let us loose until end of November. Maybe I will just keep the flight and go to Adelaide and annoy the DS1 later on.

Glad to hear that you did not vaccuum yourself. You are learning. Who gets paid for doing it and who doesn't???

Amarantha - I like using the coconut stuff in rice cooking or in curries or such like. Don't know whether I would drink it straight tho'. It's all a matter of what you get used to and what you have always had. Didn't know it had all those good things in it though.

Annie - where are you. Too tired to talk??

Better go do some work. It's what I get paid for after all.

Shad
11-14-2011, 12:24 AM
Update:

Just booked my flights to NZ for Christmas. Got a one way far for $189 which is an amazing price - return journey little more expensive. Yeehaa. Now to ring my sister and let her know I am coming so she can move out to somewhere else.

MELODY525
11-14-2011, 08:39 AM
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/1zuzax1/MORNING%20AND%20NIGHT/z47739625.jpg?t=1254677419

GOOD MORNING CHICKLETTES

HAVEN'T BEEN WATCHING THE NEWS BUT IT LOOKS LIKE RAINY DAYS ARE COMING.
I BETTER CHECK IT OUT LATER ON.
I WENT DOWN ONCE TO ANSWER A SMOKE ALARMA AN D THAT WAS IT.
NOT MUCH TO REPORT BUT THE BOSS LADY WANTS TO SEE ME.
ONE OF THE TENANTS ON MY FLOOR IS LOSING IT.
WANDERING AROUND AND PEEING EVERYWHERE. SIGH.
THIS WEEK IS WALMARTS & WE'RE THINKING OF GOING.
SOMEONE TOLD ME THE STORES ARE ALREADY JAMMED UP WITH CUSTOMERS.
EACH YEAR I GET MORE TIRED OF DEALING WITH THAT IN THE CHAIR.
THEY SEE THE SIZE OF ME AND MOVE OVER 2 INCHES....WTF:tantrum:
ON SOME FACES YOU CAN SEE THEIR JOY IN CONTROL!
ON OTHERS THE SORRY I DIDN'T REALIZE IT'S LIKE MOVING A CAR LOOK.
THEN THE COMMENTS BEHIND MY BACK LIKE I'M DEAF ALONG WITH NOT WALKING:rofl:
THIS IS THE ONLY PART OF THE HOLIDAYS THAT I DON'T LIKE:hohoho:
NOW I NEED SOME BREAKFAST AND WRITE MY WEEKEND REPORT....ALL OV ABOUT 5 SENTENCES! :lol3:
HAVE A SUPER DAY :moped:





CEEJAY.......I DON'T KNOW WHY BUT I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF THE MORNING MOONS THIS YEAR.
EACH ONE ALWAYS TAKES ME BYU SURPRISE TOO.
YOU WERE SURELY BUSY AT WORK!!
SMELLY OLD CHEMICALS. WE USED LIME IN MY GREAT GM'S ROSE GARDEN.
WONDER IF THAT'S THE SAME STUFF. ANYWAY...DO NOT INHALE!!!!
IT'S BEEN PRETTY WINDY HERE TOO AND NOW YOUR RAIN IS COMING...OR LOOKS LIKE IT.





LAURA......YOU COULD HAVE COME AND RAKED IN OUR LOBBY!!
EVERY TIME THE DOORS OPENED. THE LEAVES BLEW IN.
MANY YEARS AGO I ALSO HATED BAGGING UP LEAVES.
THESE TOWNS NEED TO SPEND LESS ON SOME OVERPAID WORKERS
AND GO OUT AND BUY THOSE VACUUM TRUCKS.
HOPE YOUR BODY FEELS BETTER TODAY FOR WORK.





MICHELLE....HOPE YOU FEEL OK TODAY.
THAT WAS A LOT OF BUSY WORK YOU DID.
HOW IS THE DH FEELING.
HOPE THE SHOTS ARE DOING THEIR THING FOR HIS BACK/KNEES.




SHAD.....DO YOU MISS THE MEN & THIEIR BIG TOYS???
IT MUST FEEL FUNNY BEING IN THE OFFICE BUT THE AIRCON MUST FEEL GREAT:brr:
YES YOUR WORDS OF LONG AGO SEEM TO BE WORKING MIRACLES ON ME.
WITH EACH "NO" THAT I EITHER SAY TO MYSELF OR ALOUD, THE PEEPS ARE SURPRISED!!
WISH YOU COULD SEE SOME FACES! :rofl: :rofl:
TOO BAD ABOUT THE TICKET BEING SO LATE BUT THEN THERE IS A VISIT TO THE DS1:hug:
UPDATE: I SEE THE LITTLE POST ABOUT THE NZ CHRISTMAS VISIT.
I AM SO GLAD IT'S ALL WORKING OUT. AT LEAST THE SISTER GOT A GOOD WARNING :rofl: :rofl:
WILL THE BOYS BE GING AS WELL??? :tree:

diyana
11-14-2011, 09:01 AM
Hi ladies -

I think I could use a weekend to relax from my weekend! :rofl: As much as I wanted, and probably NEEDED, to relax yesterday...all sorts of "niggles" (I think that's what Ruth calls them) got in the way. I did some cooking, cleaning, decluttering and laundry...that kept me busy until dinnertime - meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn and salad. I was asleep by 8. Saturday night, I got 12 hours of sleep due to exhaustion...last night, I got 9 hours of sleep. So I'm well rested, but physically exhausted. I keep telling myself that I'll have a 5 day weekend over Thanksgiving where I will be forced to lay low and relax.


Dang it all...I thought I'd have time to finish my post before I left for work! I guess I'll have to do personals later.

Love and hugs,

ceejay52
11-14-2011, 10:54 AM
Morning
It's still windy today. Ugh

Shad
I don't deal with the lime and chlorine so that's the reason I called the super.
Yeah I love to have plans made. Sigh I have to work Christmas day.

Mel
I know exactly what you mean about the stores with to many people. Some one asked me about shopping on black Friday. I left out of one store in Branson because it was so crowded with merchandise I was getting claustraphobic.

Happy
So glad you made it to the new home.

Michelle
You were a busy beaver this week end. I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving myself.

Laura and Amarantha
:wave: Have a good day.

annie175
11-14-2011, 11:11 AM
Morning ladies...just got to work, had my 6 mos dentist teeth cleaning...all is good no cavities. Short post cause I am getting a late start to the day.

Weekend was good. Worked 6 hours Saturday at CVS, then visited Lil Monkey for a few hours was in bed by 8:30. Got up Sunday at 6 am...went to breakfast with Curtis, we did some errands, he bought a cherry wood medicine cabinet for my bathroom and put it in. Absolutely beautiful. Moved some more of his stuff over...flat screen TV, end table, and some DVDs. You know the important stuff. Worked on everything till about 8 last night was in bed by 9.

Happy glad you made it safe and sound!!

Lil Monkey is up to 4 lbs 14 oz and has gone 24 hours without breathing incidents. Only 4 more days like that and he comes home...prayers work and fingers crossed.

Gotta get busy...

Loves and hugs

Laura705
11-14-2011, 12:24 PM
Morning all.

Happy - Glad you made it "home" safe and sound. Just remember what one of the other Worldlies said - be sure to take it easy and catch up on your rest before tackling all that awaits you. You don't want to get worn down and then catch a bug or something. :hug:

Shad - Glad you got your air ticket. Good idea to buy this one relatively inexpensive and while you can get the flights, and then save the freebie for another time. Yeh, that $34,000 handbag better come w/ some major accessories - perhaps filled w/ stacks of $100 bills and some gold, diamonds & gems. But you know it doesn't, and that's just ridiculous. I won't even pay in the hundreds for a bag, let alone thousands. And I refuse to pay for the privilege of advertising for the company either - no LV's or C's for me. Silly me, expecting a company to make their name on a bag that has good design and quality materials instead of logos plastered all over it.

Mel - Like the leaves in your lobby, bf and I went to lunch and the restaurant had leaves stuck in its revolving door, LOL. BTW, our village has several weeks of the leaf-vacuuming trucks that go along the curbs, and then after that the waste haulers pick up the bagged leaves. Not sure why they stop the vacuum trucks after this week instead of going longer - maybe there's usually too much rain (or even snow) after a certain point which could muck up the works? At least they don't make us buy the stickers for the bags. I can see how navigating crowds in your chair would be difficult. I hope your Kmart trip this week is not too crazy. I know you like the season, but must the gift shopping part of it really begin so darn early???

Michelle - You sound like you didn't really stop at all over the weekend, but it's good you got a lot of sleep. Hope your back is feeling okay today!

Ceejay - I got tired of hearing the wind blow over the weekend - I think it makes me tired and restless at the same time. I've never shopped on Black Friday and don't ever plan to. I just hate the crowds. Maybe some internet shopping on Cyber Monday - that's more my style.

Annie - Good job on the all-clear dental exam. Okay, countdown is on for the li'l monkey - let's hope he gets that 4 days of good non-stop breathing so he can go home!!! Sending prayers, good thoughts and crossed fingers! :hug:
==
Nothing much to report. Took it easy yesterday and just did some laundry and the dog walk. Picked up a gift card for my brother, who is turning 50 this week! Watched the Bears take down the Lions - yesss!

Not happy w/ the bf. He's stalling on putting up the big fancy surround system he bought, and tells me the other night that the way our living room is set up, the tv would be best over the fireplace. That's something I've been against from the very beginning. Why do I want the focus of the living room to be marred by a big ugly black rectangle over the mantel? I'd much rather look at a nice painting like we have now. He's not winning this battle!

After work today is my annual gyne exam, ugh.

Okay, better get on with it.

diyana
11-14-2011, 01:26 PM
Hi my friends -

As promised...I'm back for personals...

Happy - So glad you and DH got there okay. Yes, moves can be very tiring and just thinking about it causes my entire body to ache. Take your time getting unpacked and settled in. There's no rush. Do you have a basement where you can put things until you can figure out where to put them? I don't think I ever asked you...if you do have a basement, is it a finished or unfinished basement? Ours is unfinished...and in addition to building a darkroom down there for DH, we also want to have a rec room/exercise room. I'd recommend getting tarps or something to cover the floor/carpet for when the movers bring stuff in, especially if it will be rainy/snowy that day.

Amarantha - Thanks for the Chicken and Brown Rice recipe. Sounds really yummy. Definitely going to be trying that one.

Laura - Did you get all the raking done? Is your upper body as sore as your lower body...or are you feeling okay by now? I'm glad the warm bean bag helped your sore back. You're right, I did not stop at all this weekend...until bedtime, when I collapsed. My back and legs are quite sore today, making walking a challenge (especially after sitting for awhile). I wish I brought my cane with me today, but I forgot it. Silly me. :dunno: DH and I had a tough time figuring out who to cheer for in the Bears-Lions game. The Lions are closer to the Packers in the standings...but the Bears looked hella tough. Dang...I hope we don't see the Bears in the playoffs. Bummer that the BF is being such a pain in the rear. Sometimes guys really have NO sense of style. I hope the gyne exam goes well. I hate those even more than the boob squish. :hug:

Shad - Good on ya' for all the exercise you got in over the weekend...running, walking, gardening, etc. Orange moon rising? Sounds beautiful!! Bummer that you had to go back to working on-site this week. As for my talents, I know I have some like caring for animals...I just wasn't sure how they could be applied to the corporate world. After taking this class, it talks about your strengths being things you truly LOVE to do. Things that leave you energized rather than depleted. So one of the Business strengths I came away with was Brainstorming. Something I'm good at and really enjoy doing. :) I don't think I could even afford to WINDOW SHOP at Coco Chanel's store. I never understand spending a bunch of money on a handbag. I'd rather spend less on the bag and have more $$ to put inside it! :rofl: How wonderful that you're going to NZ for Christmas!! And such a great price too! :)

Mel - Sorry that your tummy was out of sorts for awhile. I hope you're feeling better by now. I am sore now...and I did overdo it this weekend...but I'm getting a procedure done right before Thanksgiving (and maybe another in December) that should alleviate the pain somewhat. Good for you on getting your summer stuff packed away! I still need to find our gloves/hats for winter. :bravo: for getting someone in to vacuum up the leaves. Sorry to hear that one of the tenants on your floor is having troubles. I hate the crowds in the store...especially when they're all stressed out, uptight and have not a single ounce of holiday cheer or courtesy in them.

Ceejay - I've cleaned out the freezer and frig (next on the list is the pantry cupboard) in anticipation of DMIL's visit so she has room for the foods she likes. What a lot of work you had to do cleaning out the cupboards. What a mess! It's been really windy here too. Bummer that you have to work on Christmas Day. Normally, I hit the stores VERY EARLY on Black Friday morning to beat the crowds. I normally shop from around 4 am to 7 am, which is when the stores start getting really crowded, then I go home and back to bed. :rofl: This year, I may not be able to walk much due to the procedure I'm having on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. This weekend, Kohl's is having a big Friends and Family Discount shop days, so I'll likely be doing my "Black Friday" shopping this weekend. Any other Black Friday shopping I do will be online. I'll send DH out to brave the crowds! :rofl: Are you spending Thanksgiving in Paragould?

Annie - So glad to hear the dentist appt went well. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend! I'm so happy for you!!! I'm praying for Lil Monkey, and sending love and hugs to all out there. Please give Sam an extra hug for me, okay? She's been through so much. God bless her, her bf and their little guy.


Well, I'd better get back to it. Thanks for all your well wishes for my DH. Despite the soreness from overdoing it, his knee and back were doing much better than he anticipated given all the work that was accomplished this weekend.

Much love and many hugs to all,

annie175
11-14-2011, 01:48 PM
LIL MONKEY IS NOW 4 LBS 15.6 OZ, ALMOST 5 LBS...WHEW WHO.
:jig:

diyana
11-14-2011, 02:11 PM
Grow, lil monkey, grow!! And breathe regularly too, please. You'll make your Grannie Annie so happy when you come home.

Amarantha2
11-14-2011, 05:48 PM
Huzzah, all Worldlies!!! :wave:

Shad, the coconut water doesn't taste much like coconut. It is hard to describe, it isn't like coconut milk, it is very light and mild. I love it!

Annie, so cute hearing about the little monkey.

Diyanna, I love thy avatar.

Mel, hope ye feel better now. No fun having an upset stomach!

Laura, what a good idea the warm bean bag is, hope ye are feeling better.

Ceejay & happy2bme, huzzah!

To all, mentioned or un ... also huzzah!

My nickname on line is also Tess and I so say huzzah a lot! Having a great day and hope everyone else is the same!

Woot!

Laura705
11-14-2011, 05:51 PM
Michelle - Yeh, we got the leaves raked front and back, though some of it came undone by the winds Sat. night and Sunday... I'm not sore anymore, except my problem hamstring, which is always a bit touchy. Lately it seems that when I sit on my chair at work, it bothers me. Maybe I need a cushy for my tushy, lol. Yeh, I think I hate the gyne exam more than the mammo too.

Annie - Whoo!! Almost 5 pounds! Go Jake go!! :cheer2: Nice to be positive here about a weight gain, LOL. :D

Hello Amarantha!! :wave:

MELODY525
11-14-2011, 06:01 PM
A QUICK NOTE TO ANNIE....
THE MAGAZINES CAME AND I AM SOOOO EXCITED :dancer:
ACCORDING TO THEM I CAN LOSE 43 LBS, MAKE DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS COOKIES, GO NAKED AND HAVE ELECTRIFYING SEX ALL BY DECEMBER!! NOW WHERE THE FOOK DID I PUT THE A/C REPAIRMAN'S PHONE NUMBER?!?!? I WANT TO TELL HIM NOT TO MAKE ANY OTHER PLANS FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH! :belly:

HE'S GONNA BE ONE BUSY BOY!!! :rofl:

ALL KIDDING ASIDE....I WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME BROWSING THRU THEM ALL.
THEY ALSO MADE ME TAKE A GOOD LOOK IN THE MIRROR AS I PUT THEM NEXT TO MY BED. LOTS OF MOTIVATION PACKED INSIDE EVERY ONE AND JUST IN TIME TOO....THIS WAY WHEN I GO TO WALMARTS ON THURSDAY I WILL LEAVE ALL THE SUGAR CRAP THERE!!:hug:


TO ALL THE CHICKS:
I WILL READ POSTS TOMORROW....NOT FEELINGVERY WELL.
ALL I DID WAS BLOWW MY NOSE AND BLEW OUT ALL MY GLANDS BOTH FRONT AND BACK.. I LOOK LIKE MY HEAD IS ON ARNOLD'S NECK!! "I'LL BE BACK!"
PHARMACIST TOLD ME TO LOAD UP WITH ALL THE OTC STUFF I HAVE AND SAY A PRAYER:yoga:

ceejay52
11-14-2011, 06:19 PM
Annie
That's good new about lil monkey. He'll be coming home very soon.

ceejay52
11-14-2011, 06:20 PM
Mel
Feel better soon.

Shad
11-14-2011, 08:15 PM
Morning all,

Well we are all here at work today. Lots of noise, lots of to and fro. Even one is trying to get attention - except of course those that don't arrive until nearly afternoon and go by early afternoon. Hopefully they are working from home or else we might be sunk on the next roll out.

Annie - great new on the breathing front and the weight front. The monkey will be a front row gorilla before we know it. I better find an All Black rugby jersey for him.

Laura - sounds like you have some sciatica there. That is not good. I got it when I was pregnant and hated every moment of it. Think I would rather have had morning sickness.

Mel - I know you are a Christmas freak, but if I was you I would either celebrate it earlier or celebrate it later. We have a thing over here called Christmas in July. Generally we all get together with friends and family and have a competition to see who can buy the best gift for either male or female for under $5. There are some crazy things out there I can tell you.
And here I was thinking that if you were in a chair you are deaf, mute, blind, and have no control of your body :lol: I look forward to the 43lb transformation, no doubt much of it will be to do with the exercise you get with the A/c man and no time for food. Just come up for air once in a while and let us know how you are going will ya?

Michelle - I'm not back on site just in the main office in the middle of the city. Talking to the snobs, nobs, nobodies and wish they weren't here bodies.
Talent can work in many different ways. We all think we have no special talents but in one way or another we are all special and can do much more than we think we can. The fear of failure is alive and well in most of us. Your ability to relate to deadlines must count for something as well. Think it, plan it, do it.

Amarantha - haven't seen coconut water in the stores, however I haven't been looking for it either. Might check it out next time I go shopping.

Ceejay - keeping busy at work no doubt. I hanging out for the weekend already and it is only Tuesday.

Happy - still buried under the piles of boxes??? Happy unpacking! :lol3:

Better go and get on with the job. Have a fair amount to get done today. Was supposed to have a meeting with the training manager this morning, however I understand some of the team had a bit of a party last night and there are a few sore heads around. Training manager hasn't made it in yet.
So onward and upward. Scotty has just delivered a document which looks like a whole lot of work for training doco. Oh yahoo - NOT

MELODY525
11-15-2011, 08:40 AM
MORNING EVERYONE:cofdate:

SHORT ONE TODAY. NOT IN THE MOOD TO SIT HERE.
GLANDS CALMED DOWN A BIT BUT EBVEN CHEWING HURTS.
MAYBE I CAN LOSE A POUND THIS WEEK :rof:
HOPE YOU GALS HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:


BRB...GTTA GO READ THE POSTS.................................

MELODY525
11-15-2011, 09:01 AM
MICHELLE.....WELL AT LEAST YOU GOT A LOT OF SLEEP. MAYBE IT WILL HELP LATER ON!! LOL HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER TODAY.
GLAD TO HEAR THE DH IS DOING BETTER. HOPE IT CONTINUES.
AND I HOPE TOO THAT YOUR PROCEDURE WILL GO THE SAME ROUTE:hug:




CEEJAY....I HEAR YA ON THE CLOSED IN FEELING.
IT'S PANIC TIME FOR ME WHEN IT GETS TOO CROWDED.
ARE THE REPAIR GUYS COMING THURSDAY STILL?




ANNIE...DID HE BRING HIS POWER TOOLS???
NOW ALL YOUR LITTLE SIDE JOBS CAN GET DONE! :rofl:
THE CABINET SOUNDS WONDERFUL. GOOD MAN!!
:bb: I AM SO HAPPY FOR JAKE AND MOM!!!:hug:
PRAYERS DO WORK!!




LAURA....YES THE DECAYING AND WEET LEAVES MUCK UP THE TRUCKS VACUUM.
I GUESS THEY ACT LIKE REAL VACUUMS. BUT GLAD THEY HVE THEM.
TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH...I AM DONE WITH MY SHOPPING.:hohoho:
WE WERE JUST WAITING FOR THE FINAL OK THAT RICHIE'S KIDS WERE COMING. LOL
GOOD LUCK WITH THE BF, FIREPLACE & THE GYNE APPT!!
NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER.:rofl:




AMARANTHA....WAVING BACK TO YOU :wave:






SHAD.....HAD A LAUGH AT THE "BIT OF A PARTY". :rof:
WAS ANYONE IN CONDITION TO WORK???
AT LEAST SCOTTY GOT SOMETHING DONE BUT TOO BAD IT'S NOT FOR SOMEONE ELSE!!!
AMERICA HAS CHRISTMAS IN JULY BUT IT'S ONLY ON THE HOME SHOPPING CHANNELS!!!!
GOD BLESS AMERICA AND IT'S NEED TO FILL ALL CREDIT CARDS UP BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS EVEN GET NEAR!:tree:

Amarantha2
11-15-2011, 09:02 AM
Melody, hope ye feel better soon!

Shad, the coconut water is worth checking out! I do know people who don't like it, it seems pretty popular here.

Woot and huzzah to all Worldies, mentioned or un- ... because of what I call "underemployment" (I semiretired from my profession and then unsemiretired but contracts are hard to find these days so I am taking the opportunity to focus on fixing my whole life, weight, fitness, etc., in one big shot lol), I have lots of time to exercise and have intentions for another hour, have already done a lot! Lol, glad I like exercise so much!

Have a sunny (or otherwise if that be thy desire) day, Worldies!

annie175
11-15-2011, 09:19 AM
Good Morning/Evening Chicklets........

All is good in this world, of course it is not quite 8 am either. Big boss will be here on Thursday...we are discussing me a pay raise. It has been 2+ years since I have received any measly 2% that they are giving out. 2010 so one received raises, I get that, but we are coming upon 2012. PLUS I NOW HAVE MY PRODUCER'S LICENSE, right!!!

Last night's dinner was chimichangas in the George Foreman grill and side salad. Very tasty and a nice change of pace. Curtis loved them and even took the leftovers for lunch today. I put a little treat in his lunch bag too! Reeces's PB Christmas Tree Cup...lol

Our office pitch-in is this Friday for Thanksgiving. We have so much food coming, it is rediculous. A turkey, a ham, and anything and everything you can imagine. I opted for easy this year. Mac-n-cheese casserole and sugar cream pie. One gal is bringing her infamous sweet potato casserole. I am not a fan of sweet potatos, unless just simply baked, however her casserole gets high ratings from others. I will need duct tape over my mouth for Friday...

MELLIE...glad you will enjoy the magazines. Isn't it amazing what you can accomplish for you and your body in just one month and have fabulous sex along the way? lol. Hope you get to feeling better sweet sister. Maybe the mags arrived just in time for you to take it easy and read. Or just look at the pretty pictures of dudes..lol

SHADDIE...Hi ho, Hi ho, off to work you went....lol. Back at it, eh? May the force be with you....

HAPPY...remember you have the rest of you life to unpack boxes, so no hurries, do it at your leisure.

CHELLE...sounds like your world is busy as ever. Remember to take care of YOU first. I love meatloaf...YUM.

CEEJAY...what are you doing for TG? or is that when you are going to your sisters?

LAURA...YEAH Go Bears! You know that is who I root for when Colts are playing, but then again, the Colts have NOT played all year long. lol Sheesh!!

TESS...Hope your day goes great!

Better get at it and earn a raise! haha

Have a marvelous day/night girls.......

Much love and many hugs...

annie175
11-15-2011, 09:21 AM
OH MELLIE...he DID BRING HIS POWER TOOL!!! lololololol

diyana
11-15-2011, 10:04 AM
Good morning ladies -

I stayed up well past my bedtime watching the Green Bay Packers demolish the MN Vikings! :woohoo: Normally, with such a one-sided game, I would've fallen asleep...but the Packers were playing SO well, I didn't want to miss any of it. Sleep finally won out in the middle of the 4th quarter.

Last night, I had a bunch of back and hip pain...today I'm doing a little better, but still quite sore. I got on the scale this morning, and evidentally, all the hard work in the yard and the house is paying off...I'm now in the 220s!! :woohoo: :dancer:

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Amarantha - aka Tess the Empress! I checked out your blog. Not sure where you live...but the photos on your blog sure are pretty. I love exercising too...unfortunately lately my back pain and my schedule have limited the amount of exercise I do.

Laura - I have problem hamstrings and calves...my hamstrings are oink-ing and my calves are moo-ing is what I say. Make sure you do hamstring stretches when you exercise. Warm up the muscles a bit, then stretch them. If you do have sciatica, I know a couple good stretches to alleviate the pain.

Mel - I hope you feel better very soon. Do not overdo it, my friend. I know, like I'm one to talk, right? Rest, relax and enjoy the magazines Annie sent you. Have way too much fun with the A/C repairman!

Shad - A bit of a party, huh? And more than a few hangovers and late arrivals? Sounds like a good time was had by all or at least most...if they can remember that is. :rofl:

Annie - You definitely deserve a raise, especially now that you're licensed. Keeping my fingers :crossed: for ya' and saying prayers. The chimichangas sound delish! I wish you didn't root for da' Bears...but oh well, Indy is closer to Chicago than it is to Green Bay, so I get it. What the "H" is going on with the Colts? I mean seriously...they don't even have a defense anymore, and to the best of my knowledge Peyton Manning doesn't play defense so his absence shouldn't affect the D.

Back at it. I'll try and check in later.

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
11-15-2011, 10:30 AM
Morning
It's been raining since 4.30 a.m. The low part of my street was starting to flood so I called the street department when i got to work.

I think R got another write up this morning. That's two I know of with in the spcae of two months. The super was here before I was which is unusual for him. I went down to the chemical room while they were talking. The plant had not ran since the rain started and needless to say I'm playing catch up. Don't think he was to happy about that either.

Annie
I have plans to go to the uncles for TG. This is when most of the cousins come also. There's more food than you can eat. You most definitely deserve a raise.

Michelle
Wish I were a football fan but I'm not. I like to watch ice skating and or a good baseball game. Sorry to hear that your back is giving some problems again. Does the weather play a role in this also? Infact I've not mentioned it but my hip joints and lower back are bothering me. Congrats on being in the 220's.

Amarantha-aka Tess.
This sounds like a fun way of losing weight. I wish I could semi retire. I'm 61, but due to the economy I'm hanging on to my job as long as I can.

Laura705
11-15-2011, 12:36 PM
Morning Worldlies.

Shad – Huh, hope the partyers finally came into the office and you had an opportunity to make their hangovers even more unbearable, haha. Teach them. Oh, please don’t mention sciatica…I don’t want to add another ailment to the list. I’d rather just whine about the existing ones.

Mel – I’ll be interested in hearing how your life changes in the coming month after you’ve read all those magazines! :P Feel better soon!! Good for you that you have your shopping done. Plenty of time to chuckle when I’m scrambling next month, lol.

Amarantha – Thought of you when I saw a display of Vita-Coco in the drugstore yesterday. I’ve heard coconut water is supposed to be good for re-hydrating after a workout, and it certainly is more natural than something like Gatorade, LOL. Definitely wise of you to take advantage of your available time to focus on your health and fitness. I fear that by the time I have oodles of time for more exercise, I might only be able to do even less than what I do now, LOL. And even that’ll take twice as long, haha.

Annie – You so deserve a raise – in addition to getting that producer’s license, don’t forget to mention you took apart that !@#$ photocopier, LOL. Just kidding. But things are a bit better now and you should be getting a raise on the basis of both performance and cost of living!! Mmmm, chimichangas! I like my sweet potatoes mashed if doing it simple, or baked with some butter and brown sugar if being indulgent, but I don’t care for the marshmallow version. Though I’m not opposed to some pecans in there…. Yeh, what’s with the Colts??

Michelle – Wow, everyone up there in Packerland must be so crazy excited – your team’s still undefeated!!? Hope your back pain continues to ease up. :yes: Re the hamstrings – I’d say my “problem one” is acting up now that I’m walking to the train, and it doesn’t help that I’m in a hurry in the mornings. I need to make a point of stretching it before I walk out the door, and give myself enough time so I don’t have to race walk to make my train!

Ceejay – Hope the rain stops before there’s major flooding. Sounds like a good-sized gathering at the uncles’ for TG. We will go to bf’s brother’s place, and bf learned his lesson last year about making a dish that had to be both prepped and cooked at the bro’s house. Of course the kitchen was already a disaster - what a mistake that was! This year we will bring a dish that has been fully prepared at home, or maybe a dessert. I know this will be a difficult holiday for the in-laws side of the family - bf's SIL's mother passed away a few months ago.
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Nothing much to report. My gyne appt last night was fine. The doc was mellow and didn’t hound me about the bone density test.

No movie tonight. The head of our book/movie clubs had a good coupon for a sushi/seafood buffet that she loves and arranged a dinner outing there for us club members. I’ve been to that restaurant before and the buffet was fine, but I’m just not that fond of buffets, and if I did go back there it would be because bf wanted to try it…so I’m taking a pass on that.

Not sure what I’ll do tonight. Pity I left work early yesterday because if I left early today I could go to a circuit class at 6 pm. There’s a Tighter Assets class at 7, but I’m not sure I’m up for more torture yet. I should, however, try to get to two classes during the week because I can’t go this Saturday morning and I need to keep up on my passport punches. There’s a Zumba toning class at 8 pm. Will I choose torture at a good time or a feel good class later? Hmmm.

MELODY525
11-15-2011, 04:42 PM
http://grandmotherspatternbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/rosebowerbedspread1

WHILE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING IN THE CLOSET,
I FOUND A BAG OF GRANNY SQUARES.
I WAS MAKING A BEADSPREAD FOR JEN THOSE MANY YEARS AGO.
SIMILAR TO THE ONE ABOVE ONLY HERS IS IN IVORY, FADED ROSE AND SAGE GREEN.....ALL ANTIQUE COLORS.
I AM GOING TO SEE IF I CAN DO A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME AND NOT START MY SHOULDERS (and everything else) OFF IN A FRENZY OF PAIN.
I KIND OF FORGOT ALL ABOUT THIS PROJECT. http://www.myemoticons.com/images/hobbies-leisure/crafts/crochet.gif

annie175
11-15-2011, 04:57 PM
Tater Tot is 5 LBS today!! However has been having more brady's. He had two while I was there at lunch, sissy started crying which made me cry. Long story about all that. Dear Lord please make this baby breath right, so he can go home and give sissy some strength to handle it all. Amen.

Shad
11-15-2011, 06:11 PM
Morning all,
Annie, I hope that these incidents will stop as the baby grows. He is so little and it seems his lungs have not yet developed probably. Is the hospital doing any tests to see if there is any underlying cause for the problem?

Laura - not wishing sciatica on you :nono: it just sounded so like what I had when I was pregnant. I spent so much time on my feet that it was no wonder that I never gained much weight and was back to pre prego weight within 4 days. Wish I was back there again now!
Try the feel good class - at least you enjoy that one.

Ceejay - hope everything works out for the plant. Tough for R. Should be doing his job properly. Hope the rain eases and doesn't flood you out.

Mel - glad you are done with shopping. I haven't even thought about it yet. Still will probably travel the usual route and give the kids money. Have you got the kids at Christmas - now won't that be fun for you??
See you are into the sewing again. Hope you manage to get it sorted. Sounds pretty.

Michelle - congrats on the weight loss. Mines going up and down. I really need to sort out some exercise time.

Amarantha - I'd like to be semi retired. I've been trying for years to cut back to only 9 months of the year, however this year it's been full on and will continue that way until next April. My superannuation is such that I need to work until 70 and be dead by 74. Not a lot to look forward to.

Anyway - better get on with the day. Back later

annie175
11-15-2011, 07:59 PM
Shaddie...as the nurses in NICU explained...he is just young and his central nervous system is not developed enough to calibrate his breathing. Altho doing EVERYTHING else perfectly, his breathing is not quite accurate. It will mature with age. He is actually only 36 weeks on Thursday. So technically he is not supposed to be here for another 4 weeks. I guess we just expect so much from the little tyke...really stressful for Sissy, which makes it twice as stressful for me...I watch my baby girl with her baby boy...breaks my heart...hard to keep stong and not show emotion...

diyana
11-16-2011, 09:26 AM
Happy Hump Day ladies!

Our doctor wants DH to get another shot in his back, since they are helping his knee. So DH scheduled the appointment for the same time as my procedure since he has to be there anyway as my driver. He's not having anesthesia like I am, so he'll still be able to drive us both home. It'll mean for a very simple Thanksgiving dinner...but that's okay with us. Our friends called to remind us about the annual Thanksgiving Eve poker party, but due to our procedures, we'll have to miss it. DH and I figured out a plan of attack for this weekend so we can finish the cleaning and the outside "W" prep.

I brought my cane and TENS unit to work today to help with the back pain and getting around.

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Ceejay - Bummer that R isn't doing very well at work. Sounds like you'll have a great time on Thanksgiving with your relatives! Do you get any extra time off for Thanksgiving or just Thanksgiving Day? The weather does play a bit of a role in my back pain...but not as much of a role as overdoing it. Keeping my fingers :crossed: that the rain doesn't cause any major flooding problems.

Laura - I need to get most of my shopping done in the next couple weeks as nearly all the gifts have to get shipped to CA. Thankfully, there are a few gifts that don't have to be purchased just before Christmas. Everyone here in Packerland is THRILLED that our team is doing so well! We're all hoping for an undefeated season, of course, but we also realize we have some tough opponents coming up. I'm glad you'll be spending the holidays with your bf's brother and SIL. The first holidays without a loved one are so difficult. Good that your gyne appt went well. Which class did you end up going to? Torture or Feel Good?

Mel - I love granny square bedspreads! The colors of Jen's bedspread sound lovely. If you start back up with the project, don't overdo it.

Annie - Thanks for the box of books and Humana shirts. The shirts don't fit me or DH, but I'll let DMIL try them, and if they don't fit her, then I will offer them to some friends. I'm glad to hear that Tater Tot is getting bigger. Sending love, hugs and prayers that he'll breathe correctly and regularly very soon. This has to be so rough on Sam (and on you). :hug: :hug: :hug: I was a preemie and had to stay in the hospital 6 or 8 weeks before they let me come home. At least with Lil Jake in the hospital, he is being constantly monitored and they can act right away when his breathing goes awry. I know you and Sam want him to come home...but he is getting the best possible care, right? I can only imagine how difficult this is for everyone. I wish there were something I could do other than offer prayers and love.

Shad - I hope work is going well for you. There's no retirement or semi-retirement in my foreseeable future...unless I win the lottery. :rofl:

On that note, I'd better get back to doing what they pay me for.

Love and hugs to all,

MELODY525
11-16-2011, 09:40 AM
cofdate: MORNING CHICKS
HAD A GOOD NIGT. FEELING MUCH BETTER.
IF I AM NOT DIZZY, JEN & I WILL GO TO WALMARTS.
LOTS OF RAIN TODAY BUT THE TEMPS ARE MILD YET.
HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE A GOOD DAY THURSDAY.
NOTHING NEW HERE. HAVE A SUPER DAY :moped:





ANNIE......YOU GOTTA KNOW WE ARE PRAYING LIKE A BANSHEE OVER HERE FOR JAKE.
TELL SISSY TO KEEP THE FAITH AND THAT JAKE IS DOING HIS BEST TO GET OUT OF THERE.
HE WILL "GROW" INSIDE AND OUT IN HIS OWN TIME.
JEN WAS IN 2 HOSPITALS FOR ALMOST A MONTH. THEN ONE DAY A MIRACLE HAPPENED AND SHE WAS ALLOWED HOME.
JAKE'S MIRACLE IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. :wizard:
I KNOW IT'S VERY HARD TO WATCH ALL THIS HAPPENING TO YOUR LOVED ONES:hug:
AND YES THE MAGS CAME JUST IN TIME.
FOR SOME REASON AROUND THE HOLIDAYS ESPECIALLY...
I LIKE TO LOOK AT RECIPES AND ALL SORTS OF STUFF.
THE SENIORS AREN'T GETTING THESE UNTIL THEY ARE DOGEARED!!:lol3:
GOOD LUCK AT WORK WITH THE RAISE TALKS.
NO RAISE AT WORK AGAIN THIS YEAR.
BUT THE GOVT IS GIVING A SOC SEC RAISE FINALLY. :D
(ps: so glad Curtis brought his power tool & likes chimichangas)ROFLMAO






AMARANTHA....NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT TO TAKE THE REINS OF YOUR LIFE'S HEALTH. GOOD LUCK:cheer3:




MICHELLE.....SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE SORENESS BUT I KNEW IT WAS CONING. LOL
HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON. REST INBETWEEN CHORES.
GO PACKERS GO:cheer3: I NEVER WATCH BUT LOVE THE PACKS!!




CEEJAY....HOPE THE FLOODING STOPPED BEFORE IT REACHED YOUR HOUSE.
SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD ANOTHER BUSY DAY CATCHING UP.
YOU WOULD THINK ONE WARNING TO "R" WOULD BE ENOUGH.
THE RAIN JUST HIT HERE LAST NIGHT. MAYBE YOU'LL GET CLEAR SKIES NOW:sunny:




LAURA......I THINK I NEED MY ASSETS TIGHTENED.
THEY SEEM TO HAVE ALL COME LOOSE. SO SIGN ME UP!:rofl:
WHICHEVER ONE YOU POICK...HAVE FUN.
HAVE YOU TRIED THE BF'S GYM YET? I FORGET.
NOT A FAN OF BUFFETS EITHER. I DON'T LIKE TO "WORK" FOR MY FOOD!lol





SHAD........YES THE LOVELY CHILDREN WILL BE HERE AND EVEN THE DAD IS MAKING A VISIT.
I AM CONSIDERING USING YOUR FREE TICKET TO GO TO YOUR HOUSE!!:hohoho:
MY SHOPPING IS EASY TOO.
MONEY FOR THE MY KIDS AND SOME SMALL DOO DADS FOR THE OFFICE.
WE JUST NEED A FEW GIFTS UNDER THE TREE FOR THE VISITORS.
IT'S NOT RIGHT TO HAVE THE KIDS AND NO PRESENTS. :gift:
NOT THE KIDS FAULT THEIR MOTHER AND GRANPA ARE FRIGGING NUTS.
HOW GOES THE PROJECT??
DO YOU HAVE ANY HAOR LEFT ON YOUR HEAD? :crazy:

MELODY525
11-16-2011, 09:43 AM
MICHELLE.....YOU SNUCK IN AS I TYPED. HOPE BOTH YOU AND DH DO FINE WITH THE DR APPT AND COME HOME AND REST. THAT'S WHY HUNGRY MAN DINNERS MADE ONE WITH STUFFING!!:rofl:
I REMEMBER ONE YEAR WE WERE BOTH SICK AND GOT THEM.....HAD TO SMELL SOME KIND OF TURKEY IN THE HOUSE!!:hun:
HAVE A GREAT DAY.

ceejay52
11-16-2011, 11:11 AM
Morning
All this rain has left some other streets flooded as well. We probably got 3 inches and some of it fell extremely hard.

Mel
I love to shop at walmart. And yes it's not right to not have something for the little ones. I told my aunt last time I was there that the 8 year old is the only one I'm buying for this year. Each of her son's, my cousins, are in a financial bind.

Michelle
Will be thinking about you and your husband's proceedures.

Annie
I'm happy that Jake is gaining his weight. will be sending prayers for him to breathe better. Do you think he may be allergic to his milk/formula? The chimichanga's sound good.

Laura, Happy, Tess(easier for me to spell)and Shad have a good day.:wave:

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Gotta go to Jonesboro tomorrow to a district meeting and the back again on Friday to a dr appointment. I'm having him check out this hip pain. I tried to get an appointment for tomorrow but he's booked in the morning and will not be there tomorrow afternoon. I may spend the night with bff Friday. She texted last night to tell me the little one is looking for me. I may sign up with WW while I'm in Jonesboro. Also need to contact my sister in MO to see if they are still coming down for Thanksgiving.

Laura705
11-16-2011, 12:04 PM
Morning all.

Mel – Glad you’re feeling better. What a nice project to pick back up – and the colors sound nice. Is that bedspread crocheted? I hope it doesn’t bring on any physical problems and you can enjoy working on it. I totally agree – when I go out to eat, I want to be served, not fetch my own food!

Annie – It must be so hard for you and Sissy and the rest of the family to want little Jake to go home and not be able to because it’s too soon. He just needs more time and then his homecoming will be even more special and cherished. He’s where he needs to be right now to keep him safe and healthy, and I’m praying that a little more time is all he needs to get everything working the way it should. Everyone hang in there!! :hug: :hug: :hug:

Shad – I just read a blurb in the paper summarizing a survey – people are much less confident about their retirements these days, so we’re all in the same boat. Except perhaps the ones that seemingly can afford $34,000 Coco Chanel bags…

Michelle – I forget the exact date when your DMIL is arriving – is it before or after Thanksgiving? Will you have to get help w/ your doggies since both you and dh are getting shots the same day? Too bad you’ll have to miss the annual poker party. As for winter prep – bf turned off the outside water spigots, but opened one again yesterday to hose down the leaf piles – he didn’t want them blowing away again before the vacuum trucks come around today. I brought in some potted plants this morning and will decide if I want to attempt to overwinter them. I think all our outdoor furniture is put away now... The only thing I kind of wanted to do is clean our window well covers. Should have done that before we disconnected the hoses and turned off the spigots. :doh: What else do you and dh have to do?

Ceejay – That’s a lot of rain!! Is that the end of it? Hope so because it sounds like you’ll be on the road the next couple days. Safe travels! Sorry your hip is bugging you. I agree about shopping for the little ones. Bf has a cutoff for his nieces and nephews – age 13 I think. I only have two nephews and there’s been no cutoff yet. But then again, I only buy for them at Christmas.

Hellos to Happy & Amarantha! :wave:
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I was a slug yesterday and didn’t exercise at all. Shame on me. :sorry: Tonight bf and I might go to the movies. We’ll see. I also have to get to the library to pick up the next book club book, which is The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore. And if you are wondering what this is about, here are the “user tags” I copied and pasted from my library’s catalog listing for this title:

"humor, christmas, zombies, fantasy, angels, comedy, humour, horror, satire, holidays, pine cove, california, religion, funny, angel, humorous fiction, moore, santa claus, murder, urban fantasy, humorous, adult, american, dark humor, santa, sff, christmas stories, contemporary fantasy, general fiction, supernatural, absurd, christmas fiction, contemporary, contemporary fiction, fantasy fiction, green dragon, insanity, 21st century, comic novel, demons, hilarious, laugh out loud, love, miracles, mystery, parody, relationships, romance, sci-fi, sf, speculative fiction, weihnachten, 123, aa, adventure, amazon, american author, american fiction, archangel, attitude, awesomeness, british humor, christianity, christmas story, colette, comic fantasy, community life, crazy people, crime, dark, dark comedy, death, disappointing, downloads, farce, german, gods, horror stories, humorous fantasy, illegal drugs, ipod, jesus, laugh, liberty, lunatics, magic, marijuana, mayhem, mental illness, modern, modern fiction, mythology, oddball, offbeat, print, religious, science fiction, silly, south korea, stupidest, suspense, teen, terror, undead, us, usa, vampires, wacky, wit, xmas, young adult"

Sounds like it should be an interesting read, huh? :D

No, Mel, I haven’t gone to bf’s new gym with him yet. Maybe Friday night? That’ll give him some time to recover from yesterday’s lawn mowing/leaf raking session, haha.

Feeling pretty ho-hum this week. On the bright side, the boss will be out of the office the next three days, and so it will be pretty quiet the rest of the workweek.

Nothing much else to report, except that my eating has not been good. When I go to the library I’m going to pick up a diet book of some sort to motivate me. I don’t like following a certain eating plan, but just focusing on the idea of making healthier choices will be a help.

Cheers!
:cheers:

ceejay52
11-16-2011, 07:24 PM
Laura
My eating has not been good either. Makes me depressed big time.
Hopefully the rain is gone till Sunday.

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I've been looking on the internet on the topic of Insulin Resistant. I'm 99.99 percent sure that I have this. It's also known as Metabolic Syndrome. I'm asking the good doctor about it Friday
Texted my sister today and she is definitely coming for Thanksgiving. I'm excited.
After two day's of travel this week end I'm staying put Saturday and Sunday. A body can only do so much. Plus I need to clean house. May get my neighbor to help me this week.

Amarantha2
11-16-2011, 07:47 PM
Huzzah, Royals! Still a little behind in personal replies such a long standing thread with so many interesting threads woven throughout.

Also, there is this certain brain fog floatin' 'round in the head right now, probably need a nana nap (or two lol).

Lol, sorry for the me-me posties, I did change my weigh-in officially to Wednesday from Sunday. I only have one official weigh-in a week and now and then in between I peek (rhymes). I lost two official pounds for a net of one pound, since I gained a pound on Sunday.

Anyway, happy. Next official day is the day before Thanksgiving.

One pound would be nice, even maintenance would be nice, but two pounds would be fantastic!

Good night, all, lol, I have to lie down. This is pathetic! :wave:

Shad
11-16-2011, 11:38 PM
Afternoon all,

Not much to report today. I went to the dentist yesterday. Had a clean and a telling off!!! Also had a discussion on what to do with this tooth that is dead but not yet buried. It seems that the tooth behind is in not much better shape and we have sort of settled on an implant. The dentist assures me he can do a double tooth on the one implant. Biggest problem is that I have to go for around 3 months while the implant itself imbeds itself into the jawbone. Then they build a tooth that fits into the metal thingy in the jaw. Then they hold out their hands for somewhere between 6K and 7K all up. Oh yeah. Don't miss you coming do they.

Annie - we will just continue to wait for the lil monkey to mature and get bigger with each passing week. Waiting, waiting.........

Michelle - sounds like a boiled egg for you two for thanksgiving. Here's hoping both procedures go well for both of you.

Mel - by all means use my ticket to get here. I will expect you to roll up the drive sometime soon. Sounds like a fun time to be had! Plenty of hair left on the head (and the legs - time for a shave I think). Scotty and the BigT are off next week on a PM convention. They are threatening to send the phone calls to me. I am saying that I will be having a nice time without them.

Ceejay - we don't buy for anyone outside the immediate family any more either. The boys invariably get money or a mortgage payment - whatever they want. They get me something. I'm hinting for a Kindle this year.

Amarantha - well done on the weight loss - both official and un-official. Don't get hung up over the personals, we will still be arounds when you are ready for them. It's not mandatory.

:wave: at Happy who obviously is either moving furniture or has no connections or both of the above.

Better go look at the world according to projects. Stupid uPerform is not performing well today. Blah, swear, blurk.

ceejay52
11-17-2011, 08:50 AM
Shad
Ouch, I hate to go to the dentist. So far so good. They alsways get me for not flossing.

Amarantha
I fully understand about the brain fog.

Laura
the book sounds interesting. Wish I liked to read.

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Will be going to Jonesboro today and tomorrow. And cleaning house in beween times, and grocery shopping.

The washer did an odd thing this morning. Guess it's time to have Sears come out and check it.

MELODY525
11-17-2011, 08:55 AM
:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS
I AM HALF DRESSED FOR SHOPPING AND WILL BE WAKING JEN IUP IN A FEW MINUTES.
NOTHING NEW HERE AGAIN. VERY CALM DAYS THIS WEEK.
BEEN MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS IN MY OWN APT.
I'LL BE MISSING IN THE MORNING TOMORROW. SOME OFFICE STUFF BEFORE THE WEEKEND HAS MY NAME ON IT.
HAVE A GREAT DAY.





LAURA.......THE BOOK SOUNDS LIKE SOMT=ETHING JEN WOULD LIKE....LOL
GLAD YOUR WEEK WILL BE EASIER WITH THE BOSS OUT.
DIET BOOKS DO MOTIVATE ME. GET ME TO THINKINGABOUT HEALTHIER RECIPES.
HOPE YOU FIND ONE YOU LIKE.




CEEJAY....YOU'VE BEEN A TRAVELING FOOL LATELY! LOL
HAVE A GOOD REST WITH NO DRIVING AND HOPE THE LADY CAN GVE YOU A HAND WITH THE HOUSEWORK. ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF WHEN IT ARRIVES!




AMARANTHA.....DON'T LISTEN TO SHAD....PERSONALS ARE OBLIGATORY....WE'RE THREATENING TO TOSS HER OUT OF THE CLUB IF SHE DOESN'T TOE THE LINE :rofl: :rofl:
CONGRATS ON THE WEIGHT LOSS AND THE NEXT ONE TO COME!




SHAD.....OMG!!!! ON THE TOOTH COST!!!! YIKES!!!!
WAIT TILLL I ARRIVE FOR THANKSGIVING WITH MY TRUSTY PLIERS AND PLASTER OF PARIS. I'LL DO IT FOR A MEAL!!!ROFLMAO
I CAN'T BELIEVE THESE PRICES. THEY ARE THE COST OF WHAT CARS USED TO BE!!! DANG. HOPE YOU DO ENJOY THE TIME NEXT WEEK WHEN THE BOYS GO OFF TO PLAY....OR WILL THEY ACTUALLY BE WORKING??? LOL

Amarantha2
11-17-2011, 09:44 AM
Thanks for the cheerful messages, Worldly folk! Also for understandin' 'bout the brain fog and the personals! Woot!

I am on my day 129, working backward (or forward?) to March 25, 2012, the day all my goals in life will be reached (or whatever).

Working today, a rare occasion lately (long story about semi retiring, unsemi retiring, underemployment and coming to terms with having time in my life not devoted to work, which is good and bad, anyhow, off I go to irritating morning meeting I have to do)!

Did exercise to keep my streakity streak of daily exercise functional! Feel great!

diyana
11-17-2011, 09:50 AM
So Happy It's Thursday!

I SO can't wait for Friday!! Not that I'll have ANY time for relaxing this weekend, but there's just SO much that needs to get done around the house before DMIL arrives on Monday evening. And I have website work to do, and invoices to send out (so we can get some much needed Christmas spending money).

DH has said that because of my back, he'll wash and wax the floors and help with a lot of the cleaning. More leaves have fallen, which means the lawn is covered and the gutters are full (again!)! :faint:

And as if I didn't have enough to do...Kohl's is offering extra discounts for associates and friends and family for this weekend. Since I don't know if I'll be able to shop during the Black Friday sales, I may have to take advantage of the discounts this weekend. With everything else going on, I hope I can get some shopping before I drop! :faint:

I'm only working 'till 12:30 tomorrow since I have to take Doppler and Mischief to the vet, but hopefully I'll be home from the vet by 3 or 3:30. And since I'll be working from home tomorrow, I'll be able to do a few loads of laundry.

Seriously, I need to figure out how to clone myself!! But I'm not sure the world could take two of me! :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

DH talked to DMIL yesterday and gave her a heads up about Thanksgiving. He said that she and he will take care of cooking dinner. It'll be a simple meal, which is fine with all of us. :)

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Mel - Have fun shopping but don't overdo it, okay? Right, like I'm one to talk! :lol3:

Ceejay - I hope the meeting in Jonesboro goes well, and that your doctor is able to figure out the reason for the hip pain. Bummer that you have to go to Jonesboro two days in a row, but nice that you can stay with your bff. I have Metabolic Syndrome and am insulin-resistant...have been for years. But exercise helps me a lot with my blood sugar levels, as does trying to stick to only whole grains (including whole wheat pasta) and limiting starches, eating more fruits and veggies, and trying to always eat protein when I have carbs. Of course, limiting carbs for Thanksgiving isn't easy when I like mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes AND stuffing. I talked to our wellness coach at work, and she said to eat what you enjoy, limit the portions, and savor every bite. I'm so happy for you that your sister is coming for Thanksgiving! How wonderful! :yay:

Laura - DMIL gets here on Monday night...and after hearing about our procedures...she said she's going to be here in the nick of time. :lol: For winter prep, we still have more leaves to mulch with the riding mower (and the tree in the front yard is still covered in leaves). :tantrum: Once we don't need the riding mower anymore, we put it in the shed and place the patio furniture on top of it. We've already disconnected our hoses and turned off the water to the spigots. And then, there's cleaning and website work. Oh well, we're all busy...I just need to figure out how to manage my time (and back pain) better. :) The "Stupidest Angel" book sounds good. I'm going to have to put a request in for that one from the Library. Another book on my "to read" list is called "Gabby", and it's about Gabrielle Giffords, written by her husband Mark Kelly. It's a true love story about how they came together and supported each other through their careers (her's in politics, his in the military and then as an astronaut), and then it talks about the tragic shooting, and her recovery/rehabilitation. It sounds very uplifting. Mark Kelly was on "The Daily Show" the other night.

Tess - No worries about personals. We all have brain fog days now and then. And no worries about me-me posts...we all do that occasionally too. Congrats on the weight loss!

Happy - I hope you and DH aren't overdoing it. Remember take it slow and plan out where you want to put things...so much easier than moving them later.

Shad - That dentist visit sounds awful, and the upcoming treatments and bills sound even worse! :yikes: I hope uPerform is performing better.


Gotta run....another training class to attend.


Love to all,

Laura705
11-17-2011, 12:10 PM
Morning all.

Shad – Not good news for you on the dental front. Get with the program chicky, and better start saving too - that's a lot of moola for the implant!! Bf has a crown that needs replacing, so that’s in our budget for next year. I’m hoping that remaining diligent with the brushing, flossing, cleanings, etc. will keep me out of trouble. Does the "u" in uPerform stand for under??!!

Mel – LOL re the pliers and plaster of paris, teehee. Maybe having that vision implanted in her brain will make it easier for Shad to put away the $$ needed for the pricey implant. :lol3: Enjoy your shopping at Walmart today. I think I need to get over there tonight or ASAP. We’ve decided we don’t like the last shampoo we bought and need to buy something else. And from the two pieces of nail clipper bf left on the bathroom counter, that must be a hint that we need a new one.

Ceejay – It’ll be nice to be at home over the weekend after a couple days of being in Jonesboro. Hope the doc can help w/ your hip pain.

Amarantha – Good job on the loss, and keep up the good work for the next weigh-in.

Michelle – Awww, nice that DMIL will be around to help with the TG meal. You sure have a lot going on this weekend! I hope that after your treatment next week you are feeling well enough to enjoy a relaxing long holiday weekend (or maybe just semi-relaxing for you cuz you never really sit still unless you’re watching the Packers play LOL). Yeh, our neighbors have been on their roofs cleaning the gutters multiple times this season, and there’s still leaves to fall! I noticed, of course that a few more trees in our area promptly lost a lot of their leaves after the cold weather we’ve had the last two nights… and after the last leaf vacuuming of the season, of course. I noticed our backyard maple lost a lot of leaves last night (got into the 20’s, brrr). So we’ll be raking and bagging them in the coming days. Giffords and Kelly sound like an interesting couple. I have to say I rarely read nonfiction, but one biography I recall reading many years ago was that of Fred Astaire – I just love those musicals. :) I just put myself on the hold list for Janet Evanovich’s latest book, Explosive Eighteen. The movie version of the first book will be released in January. Hope it’s not horrible. I viewed the trailer online and thought it looked promising, but then again, I've come to distrust how the previews portray a movie.

Happy – Hope the unpacking is going alright. Take your time!!

Hello to Annie! :wave: And some encouragement for grandbaby Jake: :goodvibes: :cheer3::whoo: :woohoo: :cheer2: :cheer:
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Happy Thursday. Brrr, chilly. Time to break out my boiled wool!

Nothing much to report. No exercise last night. I did pick up my book club book at the library. I also came home with a book Margaret Richard (does Body Electric) published in 2008 and a book on bringing down high bp. Didn't check out any "diet books", but the bp book does discuss eating, and has some recipes, so that counts, right??

Tonight I will haul my slothful arse to an exercise class. :yes:

Okay, enough for now. Cheers!
:cheers:

Shad
11-17-2011, 05:30 PM
morning all,
Thought I might get this done and posted before anyone else got to the office. No such luck. The IT man just came in and scared the living daylights out of me.

Laura - uPerform = under perform - good one. I might use it myself. I use mutter the usual invectives and call it udon'tPerform. Honestly I wish I knew how people can and do make money out of defective programs. They have the cheek to sell them to us and then expect us to work out where it is going wrong. This lot have never learnt from the previous package they put out called InfoPak which has or had much the same errors as this one does. Only this one has bigger errors.
Good for you for budgeting for teeth etc. I presume this is for the gap between your health insurance and what is actually charged.

Amarantha - the only problem with not doing personals is that no one comes back to you with questions or answers. Or they forget to mention you at all. I suffer from CRAFT big time and only see what is right in front of me on many days.

Mel - Working, working, working. Sounds mercenary but at least you get paid for it. But most of the world is mercenary these days anyway.
How did the shopping trip go? Got all the goodies and Christmas pressies all lined up under a tree - and all this with Thanksgiving not even out of the way yet. :rofl:

Michelle - so nice that DMIL will be there for you at Thanksgiving. One more thing to give thanks for. Hope you have a nice light lunch.

Annies obviously off somewhere doing things with lil monkey or Curtis.

Ceejay - Safe travels too and fro Jonesboro and all your other stuff as well. Wish you luck at the Doctor.

Happy - can't have her internet hooked up yet. Maybe I should send over my roaming 3G modem so she can tell us all about retirement and such. I think she must go to friends or family at the moment since she does post on facebook once in a while.

Anyway - we have had your President down here for a couple of days. We are sending him back all safe and sound. He even had Croc insurance while he was here. No need to worry about the crocs biting him, the rest of us were happy enough to sink our teeth in. Apparently the States are beginning the bid for the 51st State - we are to have up to 2500 Marines stationed in Darwin coming and going and rattling sabres wherever necessary. I must say this was done with out much public knowledge and if the voting public had their way, it probably would never have happened. Haven't yet heard what China has to say about it, but that will come.
Oh and while I think about it, if I say something that you don't understand, then ask your President. He took a two day crash course in 'Strine and peppered his speech with things like - up the booai, and true blue, and dinkum. Now wasn't he being nice to us? Wonder if he fully understood what he was saying - :yikes: :faint: Actually I guess some one must have gone through it and put it in the right context for him. No strange sentences there.

Well....... after that, back to work, more uPerform and another longish day. I'd like to get it sorted today since then I can concentrate on lessons for Yarrabee and my holiday to NZ. Guess which one gets priority? :lol3:

annie175
11-17-2011, 06:28 PM
Hello Gurlz....

First...a notation...I can NO LONGER POST FROM WORK...so this will have to be in the evening when I have NO time due to spending it at the hospital with Lil Monkee....I am sorry. Yes, Got a note from IT cc: to boss, that I was abusing the system...right...really??? So from now on I will be posting from him which will be far and few between...and maybe no personals...I apologize...I love ya chicks and appreciate all of your support for family and baby Jake....the lil monkee..

Tonite I am cooking up mac n cheese casserole and sugar cream pie for the pitch in at work tomorrow. Need to get started on that. The little man was at 5 lbs 2.5 oz. growing like a weed and remembering to breathe a bit, but unfortunately not on a regular basis. He is doing better, but not enough to come home.....I would rather have him there where they can assist on a 24/7 basis and not worry than Sissy freaking out at home. Sister Worldlies thank you so much for you thoughts and prayers..I appreciate you all more than you will ever know. It makes my eyes leak to think you all care so much about my family.....thank you so much.

No personals tonite, I am exhausted, got to fix stuff for pitch-in and needless to say I wake up about 2 am every night and cannot go back to sleep....I am sleep deprived and tired...everyday...thank God for Curtis...he is so comforting and understanding...we may live together the rest of our lives rather than getting married...don't want to ruin a good thing...lol.

I loves you all....and cannot thank you enough for all your support....

Have a great night/morning....and keep praying....


Loves and hugs..

Laura705
11-17-2011, 06:54 PM
Shad - Yeh, the crown is only on the radar because we can have our out of pocket expense amounts taken out of our payroll check without being taxed on it. If you don't use it in the calendar year, you LOSE IT, so one has to estimate this amount carefully. Reminds me, have to check this year's remaining balance and see if it'll get used or if we have to find a way to use it...Might be buying a few boxes of contact lenses in December.

Annie - Oh how sucky that IT did that - cc'g your boss. Could have just warned you and been done with it. I don't think our IT group looks at anyone's internet usage unless their boss believes there's an issue and wishes to confirm it. I know what you mean about not having time to post after work. In my case, it's just not wanting to sit in front of the computer anymore after doing it all day, and I also don't like our home office much so I tend to avoid it! For sure gonna keep praying for lil Jake. Get some sleep girl, we don't need you getting sick and not being able to visit the little guy!! :hug:

ceejay52
11-17-2011, 07:54 PM
Back from one day in Jonesboro. The meeting went well.

Annie
The IT man should have warned you. I'm going to miss the updates on lil Monkey and hearing about you and Curtis. :sigh:

MELODY525
11-17-2011, 09:18 PM
:cloud9: THIS IS MY MORNING POST FOR TOMORROW!!
WALMARTS WAS GREAT. WE FOUND EVERYTHING WE NEEDED.
THE KIDS GIFTS ARE HERE SO THEY DON'T FIND THEM WHEN THEY ARRIVE. LITTLE BRATS.
BOTH CARDS ARE MAXED OUT AND I AM DONE SHOPPING WHETHER I LIKE IT OR NOT.
WE BOUGHT ALL THE FOOD FOR ALL THE HOLIDAYS INCLUDING NEW YEARS.
ALL WE NEED IS ANY PRODUCE OR DAIRY.
FOR CHRISTMAS I AM SENDING RICHIE FOR THE PORK ROAST & SIDE DISHES AT THE SPANISH BAKERY.
MUCH CHEAPER THAN COOKING AND THE KIDS WILL LOVE IT.
JUST LIKE THEIR ABUELA USED TO MAKE....OR BUY!
I WORKED A BIT IN THE OFFICE AND THEN JEN HELPED ME PUT ALL THE STUFF AWAY.
TOMORROW IS SOME MORE OFFICE WORK BUT EASY PEASY STUFF.
IT'S ALL MAINTENANCE.
GIVING ORDERS & POINTING!! I CAN DO THAT!!!
I HAVE MORE THAN EARNED DECEMBER'S EXTRA CHECK.
I'VE PROBABLY EARNED CHECKS UP TO THE YEAR 2050!!
I AM OFF TO A MUCH NEEDED "FEET UP & WATCH TV" NITE.

HOPE EVERYONE HAS SWEET DREAMS AND GOOD MORNING MISS SUNSHINEhttp://www.cool-smileys.com/images/koala1.gif





CEEJAY....WELCOME BACK FROM JONESBORO.
HOPE IT ALL WENT WELL. WELCOME HOME!!!




SHAD......WHILE YOU HELD OUR PRESIDENT HOSTAGE,
SOMEONE SHOT A HOLE IN THE WHITE HOUSE WINDOW.
HE SAID HE BEEN TALKING TO GOD HIM:yikes:
WE SEEM TO HAVE NO END OF NUTTERS HERE.
SORRY TO HEAR YOUR UPERFORM DOESN'T.
HOPE THE TRIP TO NZ WINS OUT ON THE PRIORITYLIST!! :hohoho:





ANNIE....SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT WORK BUT LOTS OF COMPANIES ARE DOING THIS.
IT'S CALLED A CASE OF THE NASTIES!!! SENDING A HUG.
WE'LL MISS THE PERSONALS WHEN YOU'RE SO BUSY & TIRED FROM HOME
BUT A GALS GOTTA DO WHAT A GALS GOTTA DO:hug:
glad to hear jake is over the 5 lb mark :cheer3:







MICHELLE....WHEN I LEARN HOW TO CLONE...I'LL GIVE YOU A HJEADS UP!!
IN THE MEANTIME WE'RE BOTH JUST GONNA HAVE TO RUN LIKE THE DEVIL IS CHASING US!!
GLAD THE MIL IS COMING SOON. SIMPLE DINNERS ARE THE BEST.
MORE TIME TO ENJOY EACH OTHER AND GIVE THANKS:turkey:




AMARANTHA....A BIT TOO TIRED TO FIGURE OUT WHAT YOUR POST ACTUALLY SAID.
I THINK YOU WERE EITHER COMING OR GOING....GOOD LUCK:dizzy:
FOR SOME REASON I LOST THE DRIFT.
WILL TRY AGAIN TOMORROW:lol3:

happy2bme
11-18-2011, 01:01 AM
Hi all,

took a breather here for a minute. This is just as crazy as when I was working. Up in the morning, stuff to do - all day long, maybe peek at the Internet for a minute at midnight and curse myself for staying up too late. So far I have not experienced "being retired". We set this house up with extra odds and ends like a sort of "vacation house" with just enough to get by when we visited. Now I have to pitch all of that and carefully plan out where everything will go for the permanent home since I don't have alot of room of inside storage space. Then I have the adventure of finding the stuff I need first and most with over 300 boxes of stuff that is in a 3 car garage, storage shed and 2 car "man cave". The movers had a couple come in on Wednesday who packed my kitchen, downstairs bath and dining room. They did a great job and not only listed where the stuff came from but also what they packed in the boxes. Unfortunately they only came for one day. The 3 guys who moved the stuff packed Thursday (I think they expected me to pack up most of the house - fat HA HA there) and IF we were lucky they marked the room of the box they packed - but no contents and most of the boxes have nothing at all on them. So it's a great big mystery. I needed lamps and found 3 lamp bases in 2 boxes, a single shade in another box and who knows where the light bulbs are! I had a beautiful large artificial flower arrangement on my dining room buffet. They shoved and I mean shoved it in a box with a lamp on top of it. The piece is ruined - all the flowers are crushed beyond repair. It was a housewarming gift from my sister in law and cost over $100. I think we are going to find more broken and damaged stuff as we go through it. Right now it's just rather overwheming. I want to get the house in some basic order. Also my credit card got compromised before we left and I still haven't gotten the replacement which worries me that it's floating back and forth between here and Tennessee. My insurance has not kicked in and we are locked out of our mail order medications and who knows what kind of medical insurance we have. I still have not gotten the COBRA papers to sign up for dental insurance - so much for 6 months of free premiums I got when it takes me 5 months to get it set up. Our out sourced benefits vendor SUCKS BIG TIME!!!! Useless, totally useless. I submitted my health care reimbursement expenses to the tune of $4,000 before we left and they still have not processed our claim. And while I had a delivery confirmation filed with the post office, darned if I CAN'T FIND THE RECEIPT to check if they got it :dizzy: And next week starts the holidays. So it's been hectic. Friday they do the closing on our house in Memphis, so far it looks good so we should see a nice bank deposit come Saturday morning. At least that is out of our hair. It's quite cold here - snow flurries each day - they were talking a 6 inch snowstorm for Saturday but are talking that down already. Thank God for personal heaters I had at work :lol: and fleece from the Land's End store. My cousin keeps telling me to calm down that I have the rest of my life to get moved in but I just want to get the basics done. It's in the low teens temperature at night and I want to get some of the stuff out of the garage. DH found 2 of my music box snow globes looking for the power cord to his tv and they would have frozen and broken for sure if he didn't rescue them. I also finally got to do some grocery shopping today - monster bill over $400 but considering we had nothing but a box of Sugar Pops, some tea and 2 cans of soup, guess you could say the cupboards were bare :lol: Will be making clam chower and beef oxtail soup tomorrow. :hungry:

Mel - sounds like you did a mega shopping haul. So you have all the food until New Years? Wow. The pork roast sounds delicious - I'm sure you will have a great meal. Let us know if you find any good recipes in those magazines...

Ceejay - you sure have had the wild weather. We left the heat on low when we left, I'm sure the buyers turned the air conditioning on when they did their final inspection a few days later and I see now it's almost freezing out there again. What crazy swings. Sound like you got a ridiculous amount of rain there. Hope you didn't float away :lol:

Shad - that is awful about the teeth. One guy at work had one of those pricy implants - it sure took a long time and many dentist visits to get taken care of. Before you do this ask the dentist if there are things you won't be able to eat once you get the implant or if it needs special care. Something that I can't remember exactly had me asking him if he thought it was worth it in the long run. Will your mouth be buzzing at security in the airport? You know you travel alot :rofl: I'm glad to hear you will be going home for Christmas to be with your family.

Annie - that really stinks about getting cut off at work - especially "abusing" it - you didn't post that much. They are crazy. Abusing is downloading music and playing internet games and emailing all day long. I guess we will get updates via Facebook. :( Glad things are going well with Curtis. I keep sending good wishes for baby Jake - he is really growing which is good - I guess it's hard to realize that even when they come out of the oven, they are still not ready and things are developing - just like their little tummies. I know you are all anxious to take him home but I'm sure it will be best if he's ready. I would be nervous and watching him 7 by 24 if he was home. Sissy looked tired in the picture you posted. Is the hospital far from home? I assume she is home now.

Michelle - it just sucks being here in Packer land. :p :p :p But I suck it up and take the high road and try not to be too obvious rolling my eyes :rofl: So DMIL will be here before you know it. So nice she is spending the holidays with you. Sounds like you are still crazy busy. Good luck on the procedures for you and DH :hug: hope all goes well for both of you.

Laura - 2 words - gutter guards. Worth EVERY penny. That rotted leaf stuff is pretty nasty looking if you don't keep up with it. Do you have problems in the winter with snow and ice weighing them down and then dripping all over your sidewalks? You will have to give us the run down on that book "The Stupidest Angel" sounds like a very different kind of holiday book - but then again when you think about all the books ever written, how can people come up with new story lines after a while? :shrug:

Hi Amarantha :wave:

Well one thing I am sooooo happy to be back north again - good DAIRY - good cheese, good milk, good butter. And I was happy to see some old favorites like Vienna Beef hot dogs. I'm kind of thinking the beef will taste better too. We'll see when we chomp into the pan fried steak tomorrow night.

I've babbled far too long. Should see if I can get to sleep a little earlier tonight - might take a snort of Nyquil cold medicine just to help me sleep. Goodnight chicks...

diyana
11-18-2011, 09:36 AM
Happy Friday ladies -

Sorry but I have to keep this short. Really. I've got a full day of work to cram into 1/2 day, then it's off to the vet, then home to clean, do website work, and then shop.

The pain is getting worse during the day, and even at night. It hurts to move, roll over, everything. I so hope this procedure helps!

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Laura - It is chillier nowadays. Today will warm up to low 40s (which is where we'll be most of the weekend). :brr: I hope you had a good time at exercise class.

Annie - Bummer that you can't post at work. :( We'll still be praying for Jake and all of you. I'm glad Curtis is so good to you...you definitely deserve the best. :hug:

Ceejay - So glad the meeting in Jonesboro goes well. Sending :goodvibes: for your doc appt today.

Mel - So happy to hear you were successful at Walmart. I hope you get to relax a bit with some good movies and a warm comforter. ;)

Happy - We had to have people (our friends and relatives) help us pack when we moved here. And since it was free help, we couldn't make too many requests. Some listed the contents of the box. Others just put "fragile" even if it wasn't. :dunno: 10 years later and we're still looking for things! :lol: We don't have much storage space either...so we keep a lot of stuff in the basement. That's why I say take as much time as you need to unpack and organize. That's so sad about your flower arrangement. And I can understand your concerns about the credit card. That's awful about the hassles with the COBRA and other insurance nightmares. As for your weekend snowstorm, they're saying rain here...please keep the "S" up your way. As for being in Packerland...it was your choice to move there...so you're a Cheesehead now! :lol3: Gutter guards...Laura already has them...and they're on our list (hopefully next year). And yes, the rotted leaf stuff was nasty. And since the tree in the front yard is still dropping leaves (and yet still looks like it hasn't dropped any), the lawns are covered and the gutters are full AGAIN! You're right the dairy (and the beef) are so much better here in Cheeseland than anywhere else in the country!

Amarantha - Hope you're having a fabulous Friday!

I'll be back this weekend when I can...lots of cleaning and website work to do. I keep telling myself...I'll be relaxing (out of necessity) next weekend.

Love and hugs to all,

Laura705
11-18-2011, 12:11 PM
Morning all. TGIF. :woohoo:

Ceejay – Glad the meeting went well. More safe travels today!

Mel – Wow, that sounds like some shopping trip. Congrats on getting it all done!! And working the office after that - you rock Mellie. Sure hope you had a nice restful evening with your feet up in front of the tv. :)

Happy – You poor thing, you sound so overwhelmed! :hug: I’d be soooo aggravated about the way the boxes were packed – hope you don’t find too much more damage. I agree with your cousin – you have plenty of time for the unpacking – take your time! (But I agree w/ you about the stuff in the garage – get to that quick so the cold doesn’t damage it.) It’s the medical/insurance/financial stuff that sounds like a major PITA to deal with. :mad: Just take a lot of breaks and a lot of deep breaths. :yoga: :hug: Did you and dh get your photo of your first day in your home, i.e., the first day of retirement?? Just think, you don’t have to rush through trying to fit as much as you can into a weekend, and you can push stuff off to another day if you want/need to!! :whoo:

As Michelle said, I’m the one w/ the gutter guards – though I did mention my neighbors without the guards making multiple trips to the roof to clean their gutters. Bf is so happy we don’t have to deal with that. However, we do seem to get more icicles now with the guards – not sure why, except I guess that snow settles on top of them and melts/freezes and so on.

Michelle – I’m so sorry you’ve been in pain! :hug: Stop with the overdoing it girl! :rollpin: Especially with the cleaning – I’ve decided it’s highly overrated, LOL.

Hellos to Shad, Annie & Amarantha. :wave:
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Got myself to the circuit class last night. Decent workout, but didn’t go all out . The last couple days I’ve had some mild asthma symptoms – not sure if it’s due to the cold air the past few days. Nothing severe, but just that tickly feeling when taking deep breaths – which makes me cough. Need to start using the inhaler now. Today my shoulder blade is bugging me. I could so go for a nice massage right about now!

Another quiet day at the office. I’m catching up on cleaning out my e-mail. Need to kick it into higher gear w/ the software transition though.

Tomorrow morning I’m meeting a former co-worker for breakfast. Been trying to eat better, so I need to really be careful tomorrow – those breakfasts out are usually when I eat stuff I never otherwise eat very often at all – eggs, pancakes, hash browns, corned beef hash. (Sorry for the food porn!) Need to go with better choices – maybe some kind of healthy veggie/egg white omelet or something. Also makes me think I’d like to make a batch of steel cut oats this weekend to have for breakfasts this week. And boil some eggs too.

More leaves to rake this weekend. Our maple is maybe 2/3 done. It’s very windy right now – maybe that’ll help finish it up. :crossed: The backyard oak is not losing anything yet. BF got a quote for tree trimming. I have to say I hate when bf gets the quote and I’m not around – he just gears the questions, etc. toward his preferences, one of which is to totally remove the large maple tree in front and a small crab apple in back that is totally overgrown. But I have to be honest and admit I’m being too emotional about these trees (e.g., I just love when the crabapple blooms). Maybe I should just go with the plan. That big tree in front, the only thing I like is that it shades the house. Otherwise, I don’t like it. One of the previous owners allowed a sucker branch to just keep growing, and now it’s a major limb of the tree, and whenever I look at the tree, I hate that giant sucker branch. And after the tornado in May, the tree has several major limbs missing and it just looks odd. Even if we trimmed away some lower branches, I think it would still look goofy. I think I’ve just about talked myself into getting it removed, LOL.

Okay, enough of this novel. Time to post and get back to work. Have a great weekend all!

ceejay52
11-18-2011, 09:27 PM
Mel
You did do a lot of shopping. But that's a good thing to plan ahead.

Laura
I was concerned about your asthma and exercising. How did your breakfast go?

Happy
I'm with the other's and just take one day at a time. And yes we're in a roller coaster type weather again. The weather people are saying that November is anothe good month for tornado's. Hope we don't get any of those.

Michelle
Don't work to hard this week end. and Amarantha :wave:

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Back again from Jonesboro. This time with a trip to the doctor's office. My "hip joint" pain turns out to be 3 bone spurs on my lower back bone. The doctor said my joints looked good. He also checked out my vericose vain and my toe nail fungus. Got my b12 two rx's and another shot for the bone spurs.

I called my uncle tonight to let them know I was okay. And that I would be at church Sunday morning. I need to get some things done here. Most of the inside stuff is done but I 'm mulching the leaves tomorrow. The ones that were raked to the side of the road last week are still there and I called street and sanitation to come and get them.
And the good news is that my electrical problems were fixed today. Worse than what I thought they were. Had to repair the electrical box. They changed out two plug ins and tried one and blew half the house's electrical. Needless to say that made me jump.

MELODY525
11-19-2011, 09:43 AM
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GOOD MORNING EVERYONE.
BRIGHT AND SUNNY THIS MORNING IF A WEE BIT CHILLY.
MOTHER NATURE HAS BEEN SHOWING US WINTER IS ON IT'S WAY.
ROUGH DAY YESTERDAY ON LITTLE SLEEP AND A LONG ONE.
THINGS WENT AWRY JUST BEFORE THE OFFICE WAS CLOSING.
BROKEN REFRIGERATORS, SINKS AND TOILETS. SIGH.
WENT TO BED ABOUT 8 AND WOKE UP AT 7.
NOT TOO SHABBY A SLEEP. :dancer:
THE SENIORS TG DAY PARTY IS TODAY SO IT SHOULD BE A QUIET WEEKEND.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND TOO:grouphug:





:welcome: HOME HAPPY!!! WHEN THE PAGE LOADED I SAW YOUR POST FIRST THING!!
VERY HAPPY TO SEE YOU HERE!!:dance:
I CAN UNDERSTAND YOU WANTINGTO GET A BIT SETTLED AND UNPACKED.
ALSO GET THE FRAGILE THINGS OUT OF THE COLD.
I AM JUT SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU HERE EVEN IF YOU ARE BUSY.
SENDING MANY HUGS AND DON'T FORGET TO STOP AND SMELL THE SNOW FLAKES!!
ENJOY SOME OF THE REASONS YOU MOVED UP THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.:hug:





:cry: MISSING ANNIE ALREADY:hug:
:wave: WAVIONG TO SHADDIE & AMARANTHA




MICHELLE......HOPING YOU CAN JUST TAKE IT EASY TILL THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE.
DO ONLY THE REALLY IMPOPRTANT THINGS:hug:




LAURA......WATCH THE LEAVES. THEY ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS THINGS RIGHT NOW.
THEY HAVE FALLEN AND IT'S NOT BEEN COLD LONG ENOUGH TO DECAY & FREEZE THEM.
WITH THIS MILDER WEATHER THEY ARE FULL OF MOLD AND SUCH.
TAKE CARE OF THOSE LUNGS. WE ONLY HAVE 2!!:hug:
"eggs, pancakes, hash browns, corned beef hash"....I'LL TAKE SOME OF EACH :hun: :drool:




CEEJAY.....GLAD SOME THINGS ARE GETTING FIXED BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS AND WONTER COMES.
SCARY STUFF WHEN THE ELECCTRC BLOWS :yikes:
SORRY TO HAR ABOUT THE BONE SPURS.
WHAT DO THEY DO WITH THEM??
HOPE THE SHOT NWORKS...IS THAT CORTISONE?? JUST WONDERING.
SENDING A FEEL GOOD HUG FOR THE WEEKEND :hug:

diyana
11-19-2011, 12:18 PM
Quick post for me...DH and I checked out the new grocery store this morning. We bought the stuff that was reasonably priced and/or higher quality than our regular store...but we found that much of the stuff on our list was outrageously priced...so either he or I or both will have to go to our regular store tomorrow or Monday.

I completed a bit of website work...still more to do. Now it's time for cooking some make ahead meals and then cleaning. DH is being a real gem helping me out with the cleaning. I'm so lucky to have him!

Ceejay - I'm so sorry to hear about the bone spurs in your hip/back! That's awful. I hope the shot helps the pain. DH has bone spurs in his knee and I have one in my ankle. Hang in there, my friend.

I hope you all are having a great weekend! I gotta get back to it.

Love and hugs to all,

ceejay52
11-19-2011, 12:34 PM
Mel
Yes the i njection was cortisone and it kept me awake till 4 this morning. I woke up at 9.30 this morning and I have loads of stuff to do. He's starting with Mylexocam first 2 times per day.

Michelle
I'm making a run to Blytheville to super Walmart and hope they haven't sold out completely on the things I'm wanting. I told myself that I'm going low carb as much as I can this week. And I'm taking things I can eat for Thanksgiving also. My sis is a very healthy eater so it will be easy. I'm asking her to evualate my insulin resistance. She's read my blood work before. I can deal with the bones spurs now that I know what they are. He also told me that my lower spine was a bit curved which cold be giving me some pain.
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after my trip to the super Walmart I'm going to be mulching leaves.

annie175
11-19-2011, 01:07 PM
Good Morning/Afternoon...I barely know which it is anymore. Worked at CVS this morning then ran over to a friend from CVS, her DDs house about 30 minutes away....Bought a Pack n Play (we called them play pens), carseat, bath, clothes, and toys for when he is two-ish. All for 25 bucks, barely used. Such a deal...the pack n play alone, new, is 159.00. Just got home and heading to the hospital to see my little love monkey.....nurse called Sissy this morning and said he is still doing great and goes home TOMORROW, SUNDAY, if no episodes between now and then. Yeah! I am so excited. Tomorrow, Curtis's DD and BoyF, and Sam and Chris (and baby?) are coming for lunch at noon. After seeing the babe, heading to the grocery to buy stuff for tomorrow and TG. Then home to clean the house...I am just exhausted thinking about the rest of the day....babe is 5 lbs 4 oz. today.....sorry my thoughts are random and out of order...I think about what I need to do and what I want to be doing, it all comes out jumbled.

Have a great weekend, I may get back her tomorrow night....loves and hugs all...

annie175
11-19-2011, 01:34 PM
Dec Title: Worldlies Don't be Delusional in December, Just DO it.

happy2bme
11-19-2011, 06:10 PM
Happy Saturday Ladies,

Wish Mel was here right now. It's doing the S word. Big, fat flakes. So pretty in the pine trees. We've gotten about 2 inches so far - about an inch more to go and it should be melted in about 3 days as it warms up again past freezing. I am getting used to being slightly cold all the time. Not getting used to the dry skin though. My hands are starting to crack and I'm itchy. Thank goodness I packed some lotion in my suitcase and I set aside my paraffin wax "dipper" where I can get to it right away. They fixed our fireplace heating stove this morning and I think I'm parking the rocking chair right in front of it and staying there all winter :lol:

Annie - I am soooo hoping that 'Lil Monkey comes home tomorrow. What a celebration. I understand the "which way do I go, so much to do syndrome". Just breathe, get organized, make a list and focus on one thing at a time. It's going to be a special Sunday for you. What a great haul on the baby stuff - that's the only way to go now - you're right - alot of the stuff is barely used and what a bargain. Good for you! And Sissy and the baby. Let's you have stuff like that on hand at your house for when they come to visit.

Ceejay - ouch on the bone spurs. You'll have to let me know how you do a low carb Thanksgiving dinner - everything I can think of outside of the bird is starch or sugar. At least everything I like! :lol: I think the insulin resistance is a cruel joke when the salty spicy stuff is no longer good for us and now they take away the sweet too! Enjoy your warm weather.

Michelle - I went to 3 different grocery stores here and groceries are definitely more expensive up this way. I think it's nice to have a choice - maybe you go to the more expensive place occasionally for a treat or special dinner and shop regularly at the more moderate place. How nice that DH is helping you get ready for DMIL and get things in place. Hope you make lots of money with the website work for a nice Christmas holiday.

Laura - how was your breakfast this morning? Breakfast out is one thing where it's hard to skip the yummy stuff - although I-hop has some nice not too deadly omlets - provided you only eat half of them. :lol: We haven't taken that first sunrise picture because while we've had peeks of sun in the afternoon, mostly it's been cloudy out. Missed the Leonid meteor shower Thursday and yesterday because of clouds.

It sure is DARK out here at night. I'd be afraid to walk off the porch to the garage :rofl: Can't see anything with no lights out here. We do have at least 4 deer and a fox that feed all night long. My cousin lent us his trail cam and we have pictures.

Mel - hope they keep the seniors busy at the party and leave you alone. Swing on by and we'll take you for a sleigh ride. I'm sure you'd feel quite festive here today. :snowglo:

Shad - Just missed you on Facebook today. Was going to chat for a bit. Will catch you another time early riser.

Well the house in TN was sold. The new buyers were delighted with the house and the spiffy clean condition we left it in as well as the 2 pages of instructions we gave them about things like lights and timers and stuff they should know instead of trying to figure out for themselves. I do hope they decide to continue to feed Mr. Feral who is probably wondering why the house is all dark. :(

Anyway - I need to get a pot of soup on the stove and more stuff in the kitchen cabinets. So touch base with yahs later... :wave:

ceejay52
11-20-2011, 01:17 AM
Annie
Sounds like you have had a productive day. And great news about lil monkey getting to come home. Let's pray he doesn't forget to breathe.

Happy
I'd be a little skepitcal going out on the front porch at all espicially with the fox out and about. Not sure if they are dangerouss though. I love to see th e deer and turkey roaming about at my uncles.
The low carb Thanksgiving may not happen. It's the one time of year I really do like especiall the fellowship with cousins etc. One cousin will be in Texas but I get to see her more than soome of the others.
The white stuff before Thanksgiving. Put on clothes in layers. Do you have a fire place?

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The leaves are done. Nearly killed my back. The ones that were out by the road are no longer there. Even sacked 5 garbage bags of mulch. Now what I do with those is beyond me. We do have a compost plant just have no idea where it's located.
It's time for bed. night all

Shad
11-20-2011, 05:27 AM
Evening all,

Been a busy weekend what with cleaning the house, sorting out the garden and planting some more plants and then trying to sort out the watering system which hasn't been used for some years.

So I now have rocket, lettuce, beans, onions, carrots, beetroot, tomato and corn in the garden. Still have a little room for some more but there is a group of plants growing where the spinach and rocket used to be and I think these are the result of plants going to seed. Can't actually tell what they are yet. I also think there may be a potato plant coming up in the middle of the lettuce patch. Again, we will have to check it out as it gets bigger.

So it is late and I am tired. Just waiting for the buzzer to go off so I can shut off the water and go to bed.

Annie - good to hear that lil monkey may well be coming home today. :crossed: for you and the family.

Happy - sorry I missed you on facebook. Must have just missed each other since you had only been gone a couple of minutes when I came back.

Hello to the rest. Too tired to go back and check the pages to get info for personals. Tomorrow maybe. Night all........zzzzzz.............zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

MELODY525
11-20-2011, 10:06 AM
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Can't Wait?

Did I hear someone ask "How long 'til Christmas?"


34 Days
16 Hours
26 Minutes
...But who's counting?





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HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY CHICKS:coffee:

THE PARTY WAS FUN FOR THE NEIGHBORS.
ONLY TWO CALLS & NOTHING SERIOUS.
SOMEHOW WE RAN OUT OF HOT WATER BUT IT RIGHTED ITSELF.
GUESS THEY USED A LOT GETTING READY FOR THE PARTY:gift:
THAT WOULD CERTAINLY BE A FIRST!!!
"SENIORS BATHING" IS AN OXYMORON.:rofl:
JEN AND I HAD A WEE CHAT....ALMOST 4 HRS WORTH.
SHE IS HAPPY & SAD ABOUT THE KIDS BEING HERE FOR THE HOLS.
AFTER ALL THEY JUST LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I AM OFF TO FIND SOME BREAKFAST.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:






SHAD.....THE GARDEN SOUNDS LIKE A ROADSIDE PRODUCE STAND! WOW!!
WANT A SALAD? JUST GO OUT TO SHAD'S YARD AND PICK IT!!:hun:
HAVE SALAD DRESSING WILL TRAVEL FOR FOOD!
HAVE A GOOD WEEK MY FRIEND AND HOPE YOU GOT RESTED UP TOO.





CEEJAY.....YOU CERTAINLY WERE A BUSY GAL THIS WEEKEND.
SORRY THE SLEEP WASN'T A GOOD ONE.
WE'RE ALSO HAVING A LOWER CARB THANKSGIVING.
NO TINY MARSHMALLOWS ON THE SWEET POTATOES. LOL
I HOPE THE RX WORKS AND YOU FEEL BETTER.
LIKE YOU SAID, AT LEAST YOU KNOW WHAT EVERYTHING IS NOW.






HAPPY........ THERE'S LOVELY SNOW AND A WHITE WEEKEND??
I WOULD BE IN MY GLORY BY A PICTURE WINDOW.:ginger:
THIS MORNING I WOKE UP IN A FESTIVE MOOD!!! :hohoho:
I THINK IT COMES NATURALLY WITH ME. MUST BE IN MY GENES!!
I LOVE THAT THE ANIMALS ARE FEEDING SO CLOSE BY.
WE'LL HAVE TO SEND YOU SOME MOOSE PJ'S TOO! :rofl:
STAY WARM & MOISTURIZED MY NEW NORTHERN FRIEND!!
MAKE SURE YOU DRINK WATER!!!






ANNIE....I AM JUMPING FOR JOY OVER JAKE'S IMPENDING COMING HOME PARTY :hb:
I HOPE TODAY WILL REALLY BE THE DAY AND SISSY CAN BREATHE HERSELF NOW!!!
GIVE HIM A SQUEEZE AND A HUG FROM ALL HIS WORLDLY AUNTIES :hug:
TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW I AM NOT DOING CHIT IN DECEMBER :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:





MICHELLE...SO SORRY TO HEAR THE STORE HAS HIGH PRICES.
WOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT PLACE TO SHOP.
WHEN AT WALMARTS.....SOME OF THE PRICES WERE RIDICULOUS.
I FOUND A LOT OF THINGS CHEAPER IN THE SHOPRITE CIRCULAR:nono:

happy2bme
11-20-2011, 12:21 PM
Good Sunday morning all,

It's a white wonderland out there. 5 inches of fluffy stuff out there. Looks so pretty on the pine trees. It's 21 degrees (f) out there. Dress up warm! DH just went out to plow (he's SO excited) - came in and said it looks like we had a herd of buffalo out in the yard. He took his camera so maybe I will have pictures to post later. There are deer all night long - they seem to be more fond of hanging out behind the garage in what will one day be my garden - can't see them from inside the house.

Ceejay - we do have a fireplace of sorts - it's a propane gas one but is not a decorative fireplace but an actual room heater with a thermostat on the wall. We had it on this morning and I told DH I am grabbing the wooden rocking chair and living in front of it! We were going to replace it with a wood or pellet stove but everyone who came here to inspect or work on it said at the time this was a top of the line heater and they would not take it out. It needs a few parts which we should get in 2 weeks. We are thinking of putting a (wood) pellet stove downstairs in the basement to replace the expensive electric baseboard heaters down there - not sure why they didn't run ductwork from the furnace to heat down there.

Mel - I have a feeling that the holidays are going to come around way too quickly. You could pull your chair up by the fireplace, I'd open the window shades for you and you could get heat and snow at the same time. You could decorate the lower part of the tree too! Not that I am even thinking of where I'm going to put that sucker. And no worries about the water consumption - between the tickle in my throat and dry skin, water is a regular thing - it's darn near freezing coming from the tap.

Shad - it sounds like you have quite the garden going this year. Like Mel said - lots of lovely salads and sandwiches at the Shad house. What is this watering system you talk of? Water the garden? Do you still have the water tank you put in years ago?

Ceejay - it seemed like there were lots more leaves than usual this year. And they were all crunchy - but probably not with the rains you've gotten the last few days. I think dry and crunchy was much easier to work with than wet and heavy - although the wet probably cuts down on the allergy pollens. I agree - Thanksgiving is best served with lots of friends and family. We will have a quiet one this year - just DH and I but we are used to that. My sister invited us to Chicago but it's just too much travelling after all we have been through. DH agreed we will try to go for Christmas if the weather holds up.

Well he is half done with the plowing so I'd better hop in the shower and get ready. We are taking an hour's trip into the next big town - actually one where years ago my friend from work had a cabin on the lake she let us use several years in a row. It was my Mom's favorite place to vacation as we took her there each summer for 3 years. Anyway apparently the town has grown some and there is a home improvement place as well as some shopping. We are going to pick some things up and see what is out that way. I'd better be ready before we waste the afternoon away.

Have a good rest of the Sunday chicks.

I'm hoping baby Jake gets his marching orders today and is home where he belongs :cp:

Laura705
11-20-2011, 01:20 PM
Morning all.

Ceejay – No problems with exercising w/ the asthma, the symptoms are rather mild and mostly just annoying. Well, at least you know what’s going on w/ your hip/back. Sorry the shot kept you up most of the night. But you must have felt good enough to work on those leaves! You do a lot of yard work - I should think this would be a landlord duty, or is this part of your tenant responsibilities? Or do you just like getting outdoors? :D Scary stuff w/ the electrical problems – I hope it’s all up to code and working now! Is your sis coming to TG at your place or at your uncles? Agree w/ Happy – low carb and TG don’t seem compatible...maybe just enjoy small portions of the carby stuff. I just read an article to fill your plate w/ mostly good stuff – salad and turkey.

Mel – You’re right about those leaves. Maybe I should have worn a mask while I bagged leaves yesterday. Will be using the inhaler until the symptoms ease up. Glad the party was mostly uneventful. Odd about the hot water getting all used up!!

Michelle – The new store sounds like a place to go only when they have good sales. So what kind of make-ahead meals are you cooking??

Annie – So excited to hear Jake may come home today!! Your weekend sounds busier than heck!! Take it easy and enjoy having your family around for lunch. Great deal on the baby stuff!!

Happy – The snow sounds pretty. I hope your body adjusts to the cold and dryness. Like Mel said - drink your water! I’m sure you’ll become a connoisseur of body lotion & hand cream this winter!! As for the dark, do you have one of those lights you wear on your head yet, lol? Bf wears ours when he’s under the sink doing plumbing stuff and the like. I sometimes think I might need it on my walks home from the train station – it’s awfully dark on some blocks where houses don’t have much outdoor lighting (and there are only street lights at the corners). So nice you took the time to write up those helpful instructions for the new homeowners in TN. It must really make them feel good that they bought from someone who cared for their home. You might need to plant a garden just for the deer – where you can see it from the house. Your garden will need to be stuff that the deer don’t like, and/or totally enclosed w/ mesh fencing!

Shad – Nice you’ve got the garden on its way. I might get some cilantro seeds going and see how that does indoors for me.

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Breakfast yesterday morning was nice. I had an egg white omelet w/ veggies and cheese served w/ fresh fruit, and I skipped the pankcakes and had a slice of rye toast w/ whipped butter. It was tasty, but the omelet seemed to have been cooked in a bit more oil than seemed necessary, and that had a minor digestive repercussion shortly after breakfast... and I only ate half of it, thank goodness. A bit reluctant to eat the half I took home. Have to remember to request they use as little oil as possible when they cook it, otherwise I didn’t feel deprived at all with my healthier choice.

After the breakfast I went home and bagged leaves. Very little raking because the wind blew all the leaves to the north and south fences of the yard and piled them for me!! Ended up w/ four bags filled. Rest of the day was lunch, picking up my rx for the bp med, a dog walk, and some tv. Funny how I complain about retailers starting their holiday push so early, yet I don’t mind watching those holiday movies on the Hallmark channel, LOL. Oh, and now that I'm walking more during my commute, I replaced the battery on my pedometer and reset it. Ready to go! I also submitted the receipts for one of my flex spending reimbursements.

This morning I made a batch of oatmeal to eat this week, and I steeped my chai spices in some milk and had a mug of chai. I have enough milk for more tea...but I'm wondering how it would taste added to the oatmeal...

I’m hoping the market isn’t too busy today w/ people shopping for their TG meals – I need to do some grocery shopping. I don’t think I have much laundry to do, but I might wash some old pillows we have hanging around so I can use the filling to replace the stuff we tossed from doggy’s bed (after the skunk incident). Still might not be enough - it takes a lot to fill up those bolsters! Later will be the football game.

No exercise class today, I’ve decided, so my yardwork and dog walking will be it for the weekend. Watching my eating and logging it. Scale is being nice. Maybe I’ll try for three classes this week, have to check my schedule.

Well, time's a-wasting, so I better get this posted and get busy. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend everyone!!

annie175
11-20-2011, 05:14 PM
Evening All.....sadly lil monkey made it to 4 1/2 days, then had a brady (oxygen and heart rate drops) this morning. We are back at square one and counting. Day 5 will be Thanksgiving he if can do it, before he comes home. Sissy was a little upset but not as bad as I thought she would be.

Lunch was a success, Curtis's youngest 18 and BF got to meet Sissy and Chris. It was all good...homemade pizza, breadsticks with cheese, and salad kept the troops happy. Sent some of the pizza with sissy to take back to the hosp with them.

Happy....Lots of lotion for the cracked hands..it is an awful feeling. Cerve lotion is good for that as is Aquaphor. I don't mind S if I don't have to get out in it. Enjoy your new joint!!

MELLIE...here's to a big bunch of nuttin' goin on in December...including the seniors.

SHADDIE...your garden sounds lovely. All yummy stuff and love the freshness of it all.

CEEJAY...I refuse to rake my leaves, with any luck they will all be gone once the final S melts. Leaves are like God's way of delivering natural mulch for the yard...lol

CHELLE....you busy lil beaver remember to breathe and take time for you. Did you get the latest batch of books??

LAURA.......let me know of any of the good recipes for the BP as I am now fighting that too. I think the BP meds are making me restless and lose sleep at night. I am going to google my med.

Hello to Amarantha.

Gotta get busy...so much to do..so little time to do it in...would like to get up to the hosp to see my lil man. I love him so very much...my heart swells.

Loves and hugs,

ceejay52
11-20-2011, 06:50 PM
Annie
I don't mind the yard work. And leaves are a good fertalizer.
Hope the lil man improves enough to go home Thanksgiving day.

Laura
I'm responsible for the upkeep of the lawn. I really don't mind it at all as I lvoe to be outside. Now if the winde had been as good to me as it was to you it would have made my work a lot easier. I bagged 5 things of mulch. I asked my uncle if he wanted the mulch and he said yes. so I'm delivering it TG.
I'm not particularly fond of milk on my oatmeal unless it very dry and needs some extra moisture.
Sis is coming for TG at my uncles but will be staying with me.

Happy
Can't wait to see all the pictures. Do you have four wheel drive? Must be brave to go an hour away in 5 inches of snow.

Mel
I'm glad that you are already in the mood for the Christmas season. I'm not there yet.

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Got up this morning and drove to Paragould to go to church with my uncles then back home with a quick stop at Walmart.
Back to work tomorrow and not really excited about going. May take a day of vacation again very soon.

Shad
11-20-2011, 08:47 PM
Morning all,

Annie - please don't do that to me ever again. I read the first line that said 'Sadly lil monkey made it to............ and I am thinking OH NO, not that.
However all is well. Read on before you begin to think Shad.

Mel - certainly wasn't me asking how long till (the C Word) :hohoho: You will never get me asking that.

Happy - I am sure you don't mean 21C out there - that would make it as hot as it was here this morning. And we have some mean humidity. Yes we still have the rain tank and I emptied it yesterday on the veges. The watering system is a series of pipes and sprinklers that DS2 put in years ago to water lawns and gardens. I have poked holes in it over the years with the fork (and he is not yet speaking to me about that) and last year I ripped up one of the pipes and it split from the other (main) pipe. So Sunday morning I was face down in the garden trying to reattach one with the other. I got them more or less sorted and then realised I hadn't put the holder things on. Good one Shad, take 'em all back apart and redo. Face down in the garden again. Ants and worms abound out there. Finally got it all together and went to test it out, but the taps in the yard wouldn't turn on. DS2 came home to fetch the ski and fixed that, but couldn't turn it off again. Then we got it working, my repairs are doing great, but there are some other problems there due to the long drought when I wasn't able to use it. So I can see further face down, *** up in the garden coming up in my future. And I somehow need to get the water to issue from the tank before taking it from the mains. More thinking to do.

Laura - given up on coriander (cilantro) - too hot for it here and it goes straight from seedling to seed. Pain in butt.

Ceejay - I'm not inspired either. Both my sidekicks are off at a Maintenance Conference. I might just go home early.

I've about finished updating all the doco. I still don't like much of it, but it can't be helped. Now I have to decide what to do with some of the stuff which is not going to be used. And I have to wait for Scotty and the BigT to update the system with the required changes and then I will need to do some more updating. Meantime, since they aren't here, I might just go home early.

happy2bme
11-21-2011, 12:51 AM
Momma and baby deer feeding in our yard this morning - it was 14 degrees (F) - good catch Shad! It's 7 degrees right now and the deer were not around tonight. Hunting season started on Saturday. I tried to explain to the deer that my property was a kill free zone but I don't think they are buying it.

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MELODY525
11-21-2011, 09:45 AM
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MORNING CHICKLETTES OF THE WORLD.

SOMEDAY I WILL LEARN HOW TO MAKE IMAGES SMALLER BUT COULDN'T RESIST PUTTING THIS HERE. TOO CUTE & FUNNY.

NOTHING NEW HERE AT ALL.
QUIET DAY AND ALL IS WELL IN MY CORNER OF THE WORLD.
NOT A GREAT NIGHT BUT I THINK IT WAS THE MAC 'N' CHEESE.
SOMETIMES CERTAIN BRANDS HAVE THE "WRONG" INGFREDIENTS IN THERE FOR ME.
MAYBE I'LL SLEEP FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS....RAIN IS COMING :rain:
ANYWAY....GOING DOWN AND REPORTING & QUICKLY RETURNING.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.





HAPPY......HOPE YOU BOUGHT A LOT OF CANNED GOODS AND STOCKED UP FOR THE WINTER. THE PICTURE IS BEAUTIFUL. I CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT IT'S LIKE TO WAKE UP & GO TO SLEEP IN THOSE SURROUNDINGS.
I FEEL RELAXED JUST THINKING ABOUT IT! LOL
AS FOR WHERE THE GARDEN IS GOING.....WONDER WHO WILL BE EATING THE PRODUCE.....YOU ARE THE DEER!!!!! GOOD LUCK!!
I'LL BRING MY CHAIR THAT RECLINES AND SIT BY THE FIREPLACE WITH YOU:cofdate:




LAURA.....SOMETIMES THE OFFICE WOULD ORDER OUT....I LOVE THE FOOD AND THE RESTAURANT-DELI WAS A GOOD ONE...BUT OH!! THE HEARTBURN LATER ON. NOW I READ YOUR POST AND MAYBE IT WAS THE FATS. THANKS FOR THE TIP. HERE I WAS THINKING I JUST CAN'T EAT OUT AT ALL. HOPE YOU HAVE ENOUGH STUFFING FOR COAL'S BED. TELL SANTA HE NEEDS A NEW ONE :hohoho:





ANNIE..... GLAD YOUR DD TOOK THE NEWS BETTER THIS TIME.
THAT'S GOITTA BE TOUGH WITH TG SO NEAR TOO. MAYBE HE WILL BE HER TGD PRESENT:bb: PRAYING HARD AND SENDING THE THOUGHTS OUT TO THE UNIVERSE:yoga: SO GLAD THE MEAL AND EVERYTHING WENT SO WELL. ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY FOR THE HOLS.





CEEJAY.....DIDN'T REALIZE THE SISTER WAS STAYING WITH YOU. THOUGHT YOU WERE ALL SLEEPING IN PARAGOPULD. LOL
GLAD THE FAMILY CAN BE TOGHETHER FOR THE DAY.
5 BAGS OF LEAVES MUST HVE KEPT YOU RATHER BUSY!!





SHAD.....SO THE WEEKEND WAS SPENT WITH THE FACE IN THE GARDEN DIRT???
WE'LL HAVE TO DEMAND A MORE PROPER WEEKEND FOR YOU THIS TIME. WORMS & ANTS?!?! :cry:
DOES IT EVER GET COLD ENOUGH TO FREEZE THE PIPES IN WINTER. JUST WONDERING. HOPE THE work PROJECT GOES OK WHEN THEY GET THEIR END FINISHED. :hug:

ceejay52
11-21-2011, 11:01 AM
Rain rain go away--And it is almost out of here for the time being. More on the way.

Happy
What a beautiful sight to wake up to! At least you don't have to get up and go to work on day's like this.

Mel
Cute picture. I'll have to show this to my co-worker. She loves cats.

Shad
You deserve the time off.

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Had a bad day yesterday. Went to Walmart to get some things with my aunt but got sick. Spent most of my time in the bathroom in walmart. I couldn't contact my aunt via cell phone. so I called my uncle at home and he came to my rescue. He had my aunt paged twice but she claims she didn't hear it. And of all things had her cell phone on but it was on vibrate in her purse. I'm much better today. She had found some one to talk to and she loves to talk.

Laura705
11-21-2011, 11:27 AM
Morning all.

Annie - Sorry the little guy didn't make it the full 5 days. Soon though!! Keeping him in my prayers. Glad the lunch was a success. I just got to the section of the bp book that has recipes, so I'll let you know if I see any that look good.

Ceejay - So you'll be hauling mulched leaves to your uncle's place on TG, LOL. But it's nice someone wants to use them. It'll be nice to have your sister staying with you so you get more visiting time together.

Shad - Sprinkler systems sound so convenient - until you've got repairs to make! Sounds like you'll be making friends with the ants and worms by the time all the repairs are done, LOL. Yeh, my cilantro did the same thing outdoors this past summer, but I'm hoping it'll flourish indoors w/o going to seed before I can use it. Heck, I just like inhaling the scent of it!

Happy - What a lovely picture - so pretty and peaceful. :)

Mel - Very cute photo!! Yeh, it's funny that I don't think I eat that healthily - and I admit to McDonald's lunches - yet I rarely get sick from food. But here's this healthy egg white omelet causing me problems and so now I wonder if my body was in shock, LOL. And of course I chose to go ahead and eat the other half of it for an early lunch yesterday and ended up w/ the same reaction!! Duh. I've eaten at this restaurant several times before and never had any issues. Bizarre. Hope you're feeling better today.

Hellos to Michelle & Amarantha. :wave:
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I gathered all the stray pillows yesterday and put a couple in the washer, but this doesn't seem like an ideal project for home. Just two bed pillows seem to overfill the washer, and when that cycle was done, they were still sopping wet. Both went back in individually for a repeat spin cycle, and then into the dryer. The rest may have to go to the laundromat unless I want to make this my life's work.

Out for lunch (Wendy's salad and baked potato) and then grocery shopping at two stores. Home to watch the football game, which bf had recorded. Good game, Bears won, but turns out our qb Cutler broke his thumb on one of the last plays of the game and will be out for pretty much the rest of the season. Aaaargh!

Nothing much else to report. Still tracking my eating. Gonna change my ticker!! May try to get to the beginner step class tonight.

Cheers!
:cheers:

Laura705
11-21-2011, 11:36 AM
Ceejay - You snuck in on me! Glad you're feeling better today! Quite a coincidence - I happened to be at Walmart when the minor effects of my omelet struck, and I couldn't be further away if I tried from the only restroom I was aware of. When I got there, of course the women's room was closed for cleaning! Thankfully, another woman directed me to another restroom and all was well.

happy2bme
11-21-2011, 12:39 PM
Good morning ladies,

Happy Monday (or so they tell me). It's bright and sunny here although still cold - woke up it was 18 out but warming fast. I think it should get warm enough to melt some of the snow today which will be good. The main roads are plowed and salted so they are clean to the pavement but the side roads are just plowed to about a 2 inch base which freezes quickly. You just go slow - glad we have 4 wheel drive on the 4Runner. Today is boxes, boxes - gotta get rid of some of those boxes. DH is hunting for the charger part of his cordless drill - he doesn't want to spend $80 to get another one yet needs the drill to do alot of chores around here. I am missing both my Ipod and Itouch. I had them in a bag together and thought I packed them into the car for the trip. Looked all over but can't find them. I know I packed some boxes in the kitchen but don't see them all - will have to go hunting in the other storage areas for them.

I have to remember this is Thanksgiving week. I need a few more things from the store and for a town with 2200 people it sure is busy here - of course they come from all the surrounding small towns too. But the grocery store is always bustling. Hard to believe the holidays are right on our doorstep.

I also have a mountain of coupons to finish cutting and organizing - that sure takes alot of time.

Sorry to hear your tummy is upset Mel. Who would think that Mac and Cheese could have irritating stuff in it? Hope you feel better. I'm saving you a clear spot by the fireplace and windows. Even better if your chair reclines. :D I LOVED the kitty pic! I'm saving that one.

Shad - I didn't realize that DS put in a total irrigation system there in the yard. I was thinking it was just a tank with a spigot that you could fill a watering can with. Don't be doing too much laying face down in dirt - I know they say worms are good protein but yuck yuck yuck. I can see you though digging around fixing piping :lol: So are you at least home working your half days now? Would be a pistol to sit at the mines with lots of time to kill.

Ceejay - I'm with you - just a splash of milk in the oats and I have at times added a pat of butter and a sprinkle of sugar and done just fine with that. 5 bags of mulch is alot to haul to the uncles. Good that you are "recycling" - leaves make a great bed for the plants in the winter.

Annie - thank you for the hand lotion suggestions. I will pick up some of that - using good stuff like Aquafor with the paraffin wax dip really helps to prevent the dryness and cracking in the fingers. I will add it to my shopping list. I'm sorry that Jake was not able to come home yet :( but I suppose it's best that he not come home before all is ready. My cousin's grandson had breathing issues like that and while Mom took it in stride, it would have scared the bejezzus out of me. I'd have walked around with the baby strapped to me constantly. But if he made it four and a half days it seems like his lungs are getting stronger. :crossed: that he can come home for Thanksgiving! :hug:

Laura - I did have one of those headlamp type things that we used to use when we were star gazing but I haven't had it since we lived in Arl Hgts so no telling what has become of it. It's so dark here that I need a lantern to get around. :lol: I was thinking about a "deer garden" except they are such voractious feeders that they would eat it all in one day no doubt. My cousin put up a trail cam and they were feeding from 6pm to 9 am the next day - every hour! We also have a bunny who has made a home under the boat shed but I haven't seen him yet. I'll bet he stays clear of the fox! It's so quiet out here - all you hear is the wind and an occasional train whistle in the distance. But that's a nice sound. All my life I have lived near trains. I am happy to trade out the loud blast at the crossings in TN back to the quieter sound far off - it's lulling to me. Be careful walking home at night from the train, especially in the winter when there are people who don't shovel and your foot might slide on the frozen ruts you can't see too well. Good thinking on the breakfast selection - seems odd that they use so much oil when you are obviously ordering something healthy. But I guess the cook just cooks sometimes - that's the way I always do it :rolleyes: Yummm hot chai sounds delicious. Let me know if you decide to put it in the oatmeal. I saw a recipe for baked oatmeal that looked interesting - something along the lines of doing a twist on the traditional like with eggs by making a quiche or a strata.

Michelle - is today the day DMIL comes to town? I hope you didn't have to spend all weekend working! And yay for you - Packers have a perfect season so far. Even I will give kudos to a pretty impressive achievement. :lol:

:wave: Amarantha

Well I'd better finish this up. So many things to do I don't know what to start with. I am not a neat freak by any means but all this mess and chaos is getting to me. I'm trying when I open a box to find a place to put things away whereas DH just opens boxes and whatever he pulls out goes on any available flat surface. It is making me CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but I am trying not to get my knickers twisted in a knot over it. :shrug:

Anyway he went out to buy deer corn with my cousin so maybe I can make some headway. But first another coffee :coffee:

Cheers chicks...

happy2bme
11-21-2011, 12:45 PM
Catching up -

Ceejay - how awful to be stuck in the bathroom. But very creative of you to call your Uncle to hunt down his wife :rofl: I've had episodes like that too - thank goodness for store bathrooms. I always carry Immodium and Rolaids with me for just that reason.

Laura - I did the same thing with pillows and almost wrecked my washer so now it's off to the laundromat with things like that - their heavy duty washers can handle it much better. And the ones here in town have not only single loads but giant washers that handle something like 8 times a normal load so they would be perfect for the pillows - and the cost of the laundromat has to be much less than a service call on a broken washer :lol:

Ok... back to work for me too. ;)

diyana
11-21-2011, 01:30 PM
Hi ladies -

Had a long morning meeting today...so I'm already behind. We got all the "major"/"important" cleaning done for DMIL's arrival tonight. Is there more decluttering that could be done? Sure. But it's good enough. I can't take much credit for the cleaning. DH did the majority of it because I literally could barely walk Saturday night and Sunday. Anyway, it's clean...that's the main thing. We still need to do the gutters, but we can do that on Wednesday before our procedures. :)

I took Doppler and Mischief to the vet on Friday - Doppler was for a checkup and heartworm test and shot, and Mischief was for a blood test. Doppler is doing fantastic, especially for a diabetic 10 year old doggie. Most of the time, he acts like a puppy. Mischief's blood test was REALLY bad. Her red blood cell count was the highest it's ever been. The doctor said it was amazing she could move. I'm waiting for a call from the vet cardiologist to see if we need to put her on new meds or increase the ones she's on or what.

I'm going to go get my lunch now. I'll be back later for personals.

Love to all,

annie175
11-21-2011, 05:56 PM
Hello Ladies.....

Lil Monkey is up to 5 lbs 6.2 oz...the bigger he gets the more mature his central nervous system gets, which means his breathing episodes should be non-existant before long...back to day 1 of 5 required to come home as he had another episode this morning at 4 am. Little turd....strangely enough...when I walk into his NICU (pronounced NIC U) room and say, "Nanna is here to see you lil monkey man" he opens his eyes and tries to follow the sound...we are convinced he knows my voice now....heart swelling!! Won't get to come home on TG but probably a good thing as too many elderly,...and little tykes around that he could catch something....probably a blessing in disguise!.

Lately the past few weeks...like 5, since the babe was born and all this stress..a glass of wine is required each evening to calm the nerves...not to mention this is the worst time of year at work...meeting all the deadlines for insurance....here comes Jan 1 for all the newly contracted companies....sheese....I am dreading going to work every day any more....thank God I am off Wed-Sun...and enjoying it with fam and freinds.

Shaddie...ummmm, sorry to scare you like that about the babe....however stay in a positive frame of mind and those negative scarey thoughts won't concern you...I know how this babe thing is scarey, cause when I am visiting him, I just freak out when the numbers on the monitor start heading down..then miraculously they head back up....geez...my head is spinning.

CHELLE...Yeah for Doppler...um...get your act together for Mischief...it is no different than with kids...grandkids...hope Mischief gets his levels worked out and all is good. Glad that MIL is arriving and enjoying time with you and DH....I really think she wants to be with you all full time....hope she sees it as well.

HAPPY...even tho you have a Godbillion things that need accomplished with the new house and figuring out the area of living...take it slow and easy...I mean really....you have the rest of your lives to figure it out...don't be so gunho....just take one day at a time....it will all work out...it always does.

LAURA...I will wait patiently for the BP recipes..however I will admit...I have not been doing very good with the BP watch....I am counting on the meds to do the work...that is pathetic...but just do not feel like complying with the rules...I suck!

CEEJAY....sorry about your bad day...do you think it had something to do with your eating or stress? Sister...take good care of yourself...hugs!!

MELLIE...so glad things are quiet on the home front...thank you SOOOO much for the prayers...God knows we need them. Thanksgiving is NOT a go for babe coming home...right now he is on day 1 of 5, which means the earliest is Friday after TG......he is such a sweetie..

Meeting Curtis's buddy from the Army tonight...we are having dinner with him and his wife....this is the first "friend" I have met of Curtis'. Have met all his family, but not friends, altho I don't think he has all that many friends....at least not as many as I do......they have kept in touch since discharge...MANY years ago.

I hate not contacting throughout the day as I have many ignorant thoughts I would like to share, but cannot access....probably doing all the Worldlies a favor...lol.

I need to get my bunz busy to get ready for dinner....have a marvelous night/morning all....

love and hugs.

ceejay52
11-21-2011, 06:36 PM
Annie
I'm sure that this is mostly stress. Let's remember that baby Jake is a premmie and it will take time for him to catch up.

Mel
Thanks for the concerns.

Michelle
Yikes on Mischief's blood work. But yeah for Doppler's blood work. You are a good mommy. Take it easy for the next few days to rest your back.

ceejay52
11-21-2011, 06:48 PM
I've had a productive day at work but am so ready to go home. But still have 2.5 hours to go The rain/drizzle has made me sleepy.

Shad
11-21-2011, 07:57 PM
Morning all,

Annie - no problem with the heart attack. Some of my trainees tell me I will never have a heart attack due to the fact that I have no heart! I am ruthless according to them. Good to hear that things are going okay with most things except work. I am glad you are still managing to post relatively frequently.

Happy - nice picture of the mummy dear and bambi. Still don't like the colour scheme that much - I like to see green ALL THE TIME. Had my fill of snow and ice thank you. I'm working out my half days in the office. Might work from home on Thursday or Friday. Need access to people and info at the moment.

Michelle - Hope the doggies are going to be okay. Bet you are just waiting for that back procedure. May it bring peace and harmony to the back.

Ceejay - I've got about the same amount of time before go home arrives. Such a nice feeling to be free of the office and city by lunch time.

Right, well better go introduce myself to the next bunch of victims. We need to get on the same page as far as training goes. Thank heaven the training has been put back until after Christmas.

See ya

ceejay52
11-22-2011, 09:30 AM
Shad
A different group for training. Like your ticker. Looks like an Arkansas Razorback hog.

We had some rain over night and now it's windy. Gotta batton down the hatches today.
Talked to my sis that's coming for TG. She will be coming on Thursday morning, spending the night , and then leaving on Friday. She is still working on week ends, but she is working as a contract nurse practioner during the week. I don't have to cook! She's doing that on Wednesday. She said that she was making dressing for her kids and some for us. Told her I would have some veggies. I'm getting more and more excited. My tummy still doesn't feel 100% but it is better.

MELODY525
11-22-2011, 10:20 AM
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HAPPY.....WHEN YOU AND DH MAKE YOUR FIRST SNOWMAN....BETTER THINK OF USING SOMETHING OTHER THAN A CARROT OR YOUR FRIENDS WILL BE BACK NIBBLING!! FOUND THE PIC AND THOUGHT OF YOU AGAIN. HOPE DH FINDS HIS CHARGER AND YOU FIND YOUR GADGETS.
I DON'T ENVY YOU THIS UNPACKING....ONLY THE HOUSE WITH THE SNOWY VIEWS!!! STAY WARM AND DON'T GET YOUR KNICKERS IN A TWIST WITH DH & HIS FLAT AREAS STOWING.....MEN ARE BORN THAT WAY....IT'S IN THEIR GENES!



CEEJAY....SO SORRY TO HEAR HOW SICK YOU WERE IN THE STORE.
THAT MUST HAVE BEEN AWFUL. I GOT A CHUCKLE ABOUT THE AUNT TALKING AND THE PHONE ON VIBRATE. HOPE YOU ARE FEELING MUCH BETTER LATER TODAY TODAY:hug: THAT'S GOOD NEWS THE SISTER IS COOKING!! DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THAT. SORRY THE VISIT IS SHORT FOR YOU BOTH. JUST GET BUSY GETTING BACK TO BEING 100%!!!!!!



LAURA.....I WAS JUST TELLING MY FRIEND THAT I CAN EAT JUNK FOOD AND NOT FEEL SICK...HOW COME WHOLE FOOD SOMETIMES DOES IT?!?! I THINK MY STOMACH HAS A SIGN "PLEASE INSERT JUNK FOOD ONLY":rofl: WASHING PILLOWS AS A LIFE TIME JOB CRACKED ME UP! FIRST LAUGH OF THE MORNING. THANKS!:lol3:





MICHELLE....GLAD ONE DOG IS OK AND SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE BAD BLOOD TESTS . GOOD LUCK. HOPE YOU ALSO FEEL BETTER TODAY AND THANK GOD THE DMIL IS HERE. MAYBE SHE CAN HELP OUT AND GIVE YOUR BACK A REST.




ANNIE.....YES EVERY DAY JAKE IS GETTING STRONGER AND A WEE BIT OLDER. I BET HE KNOW'S HIS NANA'S VOICE!!! IT'S THE ONE DRIPPING WITH LOVE!!:bb: HOPE YOU AND CURTIS HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH HIS FRIENDS. AS FOR WORK...I BET IT IS NUTS WITH ALL THESE CHANGES GOING ON. HANG IN THEIR FRIEND:hug:



SHAD......HAD A GOOD LAUGH AT YOUR POST TO ANNIE...NO HEART....:rofl: :rofl: GLAD TO HEAR THE TRAINING DOESN'T BEGIN TILL AFTER CHRISTMAS. THIS JOB IS JUST GOING ON AND ON. WILL YOU BE BACK AT THE MINES AGAIN??? SWEET DREAMS :cloud9:




:wave: GOOD MORNING CHICKS :coffee:
NOT UP TO PAR JUST YET BUT GETTING THERE.
DEFINITELY NOT GOING TO THE OFFICE.
THANK GOD FOR THE HALLMARK CHANNEL. IT'S BEEN KEEPING ME HAPPY!
NOTHING NEW HERE. JUST RESTINGUP.
HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:

diyana
11-22-2011, 11:36 AM
Hi ladies -

DMIL arrived last night! Yay! And she commented how clean the house was! Double Yay! The only downside to her arriving yesterday was that she was hoping to still be in CA when my niece (her granddaughter) had her baby - she was due last week...but the baby decided to wait a week...and lo and behold, my niece went into labor just after my DMIL left for the airport! Anyway, my great-niece Kennedie was born at 6:59 pm, weighed 7.5lbs and is 20 inches. I'm sure DMIL will be on the phone a lot to the whole family in CA...which is fine because we have free long distance.

Today is my Friday. Tomorrow, DH and I are leaving to go to the MKE area around 9:30 so he can get new tires put on his truck. Then at noon or so, we'll head over and have our procedures done. We should be home by 2:30 or 3 to rest.

As for Mischief, I spent 20 minutes on the phone with the vet cardiologist trying to figure out a plan of action for my sweet little princess. Increased meds...recheck in 2 weeks...if that doesn't help, then we add low doses of yet another med. Luckily Mischief tolerates the medicines well. She's such a sweetheart.

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Ceejay - So sorry to hear you got sick in WalMart. That's awful. I'm glad you're feeling better. I take Meloxicam too. It helps a lot, and so far hasn't given me stomach problems despite it being an NSAID. Because of the extra weight I carry in my stomach area, that pulls my back into a more exagerated lumbar curve, so I have to remember throughout the day to "engage" my core muscles to get my back into proper alignment. Easier said than done since the "incorrect" position of my core/pelvis is more "natural" to me now. Practice, practice, practice.

Annie - So glad you got such a great deal on the gently used baby items! Bummer that lil monkey won't be home for Thanksgiving, but as you said, probably a blessing in disguise. I did receive the box of books and Humana shirts last week! Thanks so much. I thought I posted about that already..but maybe not. DMIL is overwhelmed (and grateful) at all the books. She's looking forward to relaxing with a good book most of this weekend. :) I'm so glad that lunch with Curtis' youngest and her BF went so well. Enjoy your long weekend with friends and family (and lil monkey and Curtis of course).

Happy - Dang, sista, it sure has been cold up your way! :brr: Thankfully not that cold here (yet) and we may even have temps in the 50s (dare I say low 60s) this weekend. :) My hands always get dry and cracked in the winter. I'd love to get my own parafin wax "dipper". I've had that treatment at salons and it's wonderful! So cool that you have so many critters in your yard. I wouldn't worry a bit about the fox...he'll sooner run from you than come after you. I loved the photo of the deer in your yard. So beautiful, peaceful and serene! An occasional train whistle in the distance is kind of lulling. We have train tracks quite a distance away, but we can hear them occasionally on summer nights when the windows are all open.

Mel - I'm so glad everyone had fun at the party over the weekend! How long will the kids be visiting? Hopefully not too long. I'm not quite in the Christmas spirit yet...hopefully this weekend, depending on how much decorating/shopping I can do without harming my back. Sorry that the Mac & Cheese made you ill. That's usually one of my "go to" foods when my stomach needs something bland. The photo of the deer/snowman is so cute...and funny! DMIL will help out a lot...the trick is trying to keep her from doing too much. She is 80 after all, and even though she's a very "young" 80...I still don't want her overdoing it...much less overdoing it on my account.

Laura - Reading your Sunday post...I ALWAYS wear a mask now when I mow the lawn or mulch leaves. It's just not worth the consequences (at best a 2-day sinus headache; at worst, full blown asthma problems). The make-ahead meals I cook are: chili, sloppy joes, and I make meatloaf burgers with gravy. Not terribly healthy, but DH loves them, and it means I get out of cooking most nights.

:wave: to Amarantha!!

I'll try and post tomorrow morning before we leave to get the procedures. After the procedure, I may end up posting on FB as it's easier to access than here...but I'll try and post here too.


Love and hugs to all,

Laura705
11-22-2011, 12:47 PM
Morning Worldlies. Gray and drizzly today. I look forward to sun tomorrow. :sunny:

Happy – I hope you’ve found some of the stuff you’re looking for – iPod, battery, etc. I can sympathize with you about dh just putting stuff anywhere. I’m very much of the mind “a place for everything and everything in its place”, but bf isn’t like that, so he’s continually looking for something he put down somewhere. He gets annoyed when I try to use logic or backtracking to help him – probably it just doesn’t work for guys like him.

So it sounds like a deer garden isn’t all that practical. In addition to the natural beauty, the quiet must be heavenly! You mentioned the trains blasting at the crossings in TN. I remember a work assignment I had in the Memphis area, and our team arrived at our hotel after dark. I learned in the middle of the night that the hotel backed up to train tracks - a freight train blasted through and woke me up out of a dead sleep. :yikes: No horns, but the sound and the shaking were more than enough!! I’m all too aware of the hazards of walking home on icy pavement – that’s why I wear those spikey things on the bottom of my shoes! Oh, I did put the chai spiced milk in my oatmeal this morning, but only 1/8 cup, so it wasn’t a lot, and I also added cinnamon, so it didn’t add much flavor. I also have a chai spice blend in a jar (McCormick) that I might add to the oatmeal instead of cinnamon the next time. And finally – thanks for the confirmation that doing the pillows in our own washing machine would not be wise. I’ll get them to the Laundromat – I know they have some triple and quadruple loaders at the one near us.

Michelle – I hope you and the vet can get Mischief’s blood levels back to a better balance. If I don’t get a chance later – I hope both your and dh’s injection procedures go well tomorrow. Congrats on the birth of your new niece! Too bad your DMIL missed being there for it, but I’m sure photos will be coming quickly if not already! Mmm, now that it’s chilly out, chili sounds so tasty! And I haven’t had sloppy joes in ages! Yum. It’s probably convenient to make all those together – brown all of the ground meat in one or two batches, etc.

Annie – As anxious as everyone is to have little Jake perfectly healthy and at home ASAP, he just needs the time. He’ll get there and what a day it’ll be to celebrate!! So much stress for you just with this - let alone the work deadlines too. I’m so glad you have Curtis to help you through it! Yeh, I know what you mean w/ trying to deal w/ the bp. I’m good with taking the med, and monitoring my bp twice a day (probably overkill), but the diet part – oy! The recipe section of this book is actually larger than I thought it would be. Naturally, the recipes include a lot of spices/seasonings to up the flavor in lieu of salt, so some of the recipe ingredient lists look long. I can deal with measuring and adding spices more than doing a lot of other food prep, so we’ll see which ones look good.

Shad – LOL re your trainees thoughts re no heart/no heart attack!!! :lol3:

Ceejay – Nice your sister will cook for you! Enjoy! :chef:

Mel – Very cute photo – I love that! :) Thanks for posting it. Yeh, I usually have a “cast iron stomach” as my dad used to say because my body just seems to love junk food. Not a good thing given my bp situation. Trying to get better. Get your rest today!

Hello to Amarantha!
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Went to the step 101 class yesterday. I used one set of risers, but I ended up removing them about halfway through. For some reason the beat of the music just seemed faster than I recall. The instructor went to turn it down, but it didn’t seem different to me at all. Someone else commented on it too… This isn’t nice of me, but I think the instructor is a real ding-dong. Whatever, I got my workout and chatted w/ my cousin. The last part of the class is 50 pushups on the ballet barre and then several sets of ab work on a mat, and I know I’m going to be sore a bit later.

And I’ll also be very tired later too because I woke up around 3:30 am and couldn’t get back to sleep. I’m so confused because our sleep number bed has been so comfortable all these years until recently – say past two months. Now I wake up a lot because my arms and shoulders go numb. I keep playing w/ the setting, but it’s where it usually was most comfy for me and it still isn't right. I might be crazy, but I wonder if this blood pressure med is part of it. I dunno, that just sounds dumb. Maybe I’ll read through the paper that came w/ the rx and see what it says.

Tonight the movie is "Tower Heist" w/ Eddy Murphy and Ben Stiller and I plan on seeing it. I want to laugh!

Happy Tues/Wed everyone! :) :)

diyana
11-22-2011, 01:18 PM
Laura - Let me know how "Tower Heist" is. It looks really funny. Scary stuff about the numbness in your arms/shoulders. Are you sleeping in a different position? I hope you get that sorted out, and just in case, I might google the med and see if numbness is a side effect. :hug: I'm so impressed by all your exercise and I can't wait to get to where I can be an exercise :queen: or at least princess right along with you. :)

ceejay52
11-22-2011, 02:51 PM
Laura
I'm ipressed also with all the exercising. Wish I could get in the mood to do it. Yum on the chili and sloppy joes.

Michelle
I hoping that the proceedures go well for both you and dh. Glad dmil made it in and congrats on the new niece. My sis last night was talking about her gb and made me miss the little one.

Mel
Hope you are feeling better today. Good for you for not going to the office.
Has the kiddo's mad it to Jen's and Richie's?

Shad
11-22-2011, 09:31 PM
Morning all,
It is still morning and not long now until I go home. It's good this walking in through the door early in the afternoon. All sorts of things get done during that downtime. The cat likes it too.

Not much to report today. I came in to do my daily stint and now I have sort of run out of work again.

Ceejay - Glad you liked the ticker. I am trying to get it down before Christmas. I'm hoping to get under the 80kg again. This flab really needs to go.

Mel - will be back at the mines after Christmas. This time in the hot zone at a mine called Yarrabee. See if you can find that on the map.
Glad to hear that you are gradually getting to par. It helps. Hope you don't have to do too much with the kids there. When do they arrive and how long are they staying?

Michelle - Good to hear that DMIL arrived safe and sound. Babies do that to everyone. Like to cause chaos before they come, and while they are here.
Hope that doggie gets better very soon. You will be spending all your travel money on the medicine.

Laura - good that you got the exercise in - shame that some of the trainers chose some awful music to do the class with. However maybe some one likes it - I certainly don't much.

And that's about it. 10 more minutes and it will be time for home. I'd better go get ready for that one.

diyana
11-23-2011, 09:05 AM
I woke up early to give the dogs their meds and also to have a good hearty breakfast (scrambled eggs and a whole wheat bagel). Now, due to the "twilight" anesthesia, I can't eat or drink anything until after my procedure (probably around 1:30 or 2).

Ceejay - have fun with your sister!

Shad - enjoy your 1/2 days!

Mel - I hope you're feeling better?

Laura - Are you off today? Or do you at least get out early?

Annie - Have fun cooking and baking, and of course showering Lil Jake with hugs and kisses when you visit him. :)

Happy - Don't overdo it on the unpacking. Are you spending Thanksgiving with your cousin? (Sorry if you've already said, and I've forgotten).

Amarantha - happy thanksgiving!

Gotta go get showered, and then finish up a bit of website work before I go.

Love to all,

MELODY525
11-23-2011, 09:32 AM
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THIS IS WHERE I WOULD LIKE TO LOVE FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS. :beach:
ALTHOUGH THIS IS A PHOTOSHOPPED PIC....I THINK IT WOULD BE LOVELY!!
FEELING BETTER BUT NOT EATING A WHOLE HECK OF A LOT.
JUST DOING SMALL JOBS IN THE APT AND KEEPING THE STRESS AWAY.
TODAY I MUST GO TO THE OFFICE AT SOME POINT AND GET STUFF READY FOR THE WEEKEND.
GOTTA LINE UP THE AVAILABLE PEOPLE AND THE BOSS TOOK OFF TODAY.
NO OTHER NEWS HERE. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.





MICHELLE....CONGRATULATIONS AUNTIE MICHELLE!! HOW GREAT!!
LOTS TO BE THANKFUL FOR THIS WEEK!!! GLAD THE DMIL ARRIVED OK AND I THOUGHT SHE WAS MUCH YOUNGER FOR SOME REASON!!
HOPE THE DOGGIE RESPONDS TO THE CHANGE IN MEDS.
KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED FOR YOU AND THE PROCEDURE. GOOD LUCK :hug:




LAURA.....THAT MOVIE SOUNDED FUNNY IN THE PREVIEW ON TV. HOPE YOU HAVE A VERY FUN TIME & LAUGH ALOT!!! I HAD A LAUGH AT YOUR POST TO HAPPY ABOUT THE TRAIN MOTEL.:rofl:I REMEMBER YOU TELLING US WHILE YOU WERE AWAY. REMINDS ME OF AN OLD "I LOVE LUCY" SHOW!!!!!! OMG IT WAS TOO FUNNY!! HOPE YOU'RE NOT SORE TODAY AND TOO BAD THE INSTRUCTOR WAS A DING DONG........I CALL THEM FRUIT LOOPS. ALSO OTHER NAMES BUT 3FC HAS A SENSOR ON THIS SITE:rofl: :rofl:




CEEJAY.....I MEANT THE KIDS ARE COMING FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS. I FORGET WHEN THEY ARE LEAVING. LOL
HOPE YOU ARE FEELING OK NOW SO YOU CAN HAVE A GOOD THANKSGIVING WITH THE FAMILY.




SHAD......NOT SURE WHEN THE KIDDOS COME OR GO. TOLD JEN I WANT MINIMAL INVOLVEMENT. LET'S NOT HAVE THE KIDS LEARN HOW TO USE THE ELEVATOR TO VISIT DEAR OLD ABUELA#2 !!!:rofl: :rofl:
GOING TO CHECK OUT YARRABEE....I DID SEE IT ON THEIR WEBSITE THE FIRST TIME CAUSE I REMEMBER THAT NAME! WE ARE GETTING GEOGRAPHY LESSONS WITH YOUR JOBS.:lol3: GLAD YOU'RE GETTING OUT EARLY AND HOPE YOU GET A RELAXING WEEKEND.

JUST WENT TO SEARCH AND YANCOAL IS WHERE I GOT MY FIRST PHOTOS FROM.
http://www.yancoalaustralia.com.au/__images/right-column-images/community-awareness/047.jpg <----is this their idea of a swimming pool???? :swim:

ceejay52
11-23-2011, 09:41 AM
Michelle
Hope the proceedures go well today for you and dh.

My boss called me yesterday and told me that the department would be eating TG lunch around 11.15 a.m.today.
Watched the Biggest Loser last night. Some of those challenges were hard. I'm going to start wearing my pedometer again and walk a mile.
The phone has been a bit busy this morning.
More later.

ceejay52
11-23-2011, 09:43 AM
Mel
You snuck in on me. Hope things are quiet this week end. I'm so ready for some alone time.

annie175
11-23-2011, 09:58 AM
Quick fly by...got lots on the agenda on my day off...got all my pies made and getting ready to bake the last one...pumpkin....peanutbutter, apple and pecan are done. Going to the hospital to assist with lil monkey's bath. Excited about that. Gonna tidy up the house, wash up the new baby equipment, as niece and daughter are spending Friday night with us so want to have the pack n play already to go....grandniece is 1 yr old. Got the salsa ready to go also....cooking the rest of the food in the morning....

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone with much love.

happy2bme
11-23-2011, 12:24 PM
Good morning chickies,

First of all Michelle wishing you and DH success on your procedures today. Hope all comes out well and you can rest the long weekend and get back to feeling tip top. That was smart of you to get up early so you could get something in your tummy. I guess the rules are a bit more relaxed when you don't have to have full on anesthesia so that's good. It's great that DMIL is there and settled in, ready to help you if you want it or not :lol: Will be sending you good thoughts! And congrats on the new niece in your life. Finally - you've got me jonesing for sloppy joes :hungry: But I already spent too much at the grocery store so maybe next week when I'm tired of eating turkey, turkey, turkey. I hope the new meds work well for Mischief :crossed:

Annie - it just wouldn't be a holiday without you in the kitchen making all kinds of goodies. Does this make a pie for each person at the table? :lol: I know - you are probably like me and like to give people some choices. How fun that you will be able to give Jake a bath. I'm sure he will love it although I have to say the idea of a tiny, slippery baby just freaks me out :yikes: I think that baby stuff you bought is going to come in handy. And how nice that you can enjoy the holidays with your family instead of working 14 hour shifts! Have a great time with everyone.

Ceejay - good idea on the pedometer. I think when we can see something like the steps kick off, it's motivating to do a little more or go a little farther. Are you going to the uncles tomorrow? Are you guys catering lunch or doing a pot luck? We used to do a big departmental pot luck for Thanksgiving at work - I wonder if they did it this year. Always liked trying other people's dishes. Hope it's a nice lunch for you.

Mel - I'm kind of liking that house on the rock. Sure would be interesting, wouldn't it? Although seeing a storm rolling in across the sea might be a little scary. I just LOVED the picture of the deer and the snowman :lol: I showed it to DH. So we cut up some carrots and apples last night and put them out and guess what - they passed them up! Ate the corn but not the other stuff. We must have shy deer because we didn't see any but when the plumber came by this morning he said there were 6 does walking through the yard as he drove up. I had to laugh when you said you don't need to have Richies kids visiting you constantly - LOL - comes a point in time when kids are best enjoyed by younger people ;) Is Jen going to decorate the main entrance again? 'bout that time to shake up the paint cans :ginger:

Are we allowed to use the C holiday word now Shad? :D I would imagine early riser that you are that this schedule works out perfectly for you - get lots of personal stuff done in the morning and then trot into work to wrap up 4 hours worth of work in 4 hours rather than stretching 2 into 8. Probably a model of Japanese efficiency! I like Mel's swimming pond in Yarrabee except if it is full of sulfur or something. Mining must be a huge industry for the country.

Laura - can't imagine why you are getting the tingling unless you are a side sleeper and cutting off the circulation by laying on your limbs. Hope it clears up - that can be annoying. Regarding the trains in Memphis - something must have happened about 2 years ago whereby the engineers REALLY laid on the horns at each crossing. And for a long time. When we first moved to Memphis we were about 1/2 mile from the crossing and it was nice sound. The last year or so it got so loud that I could not leave the windows open at night as there are freight and coal trains that travel all night long and the horns would wake me up alot. But you get a train full of 80 coal cars and that will sure rumble the day lights out of anyone :yikes: Same for some of the older buildings downtown that border the "L" cars as the trains go racing by. Guess it's like being in a high building like the Sears Tower on a windy day - the building sways and you just get used to your environment. Good thinking about the spiky shoe things. I might have to look into that. The problem with winter boots has been either you have good tred which isn't good for deep snow or you have a heel for some traction which isn't good on slick surfaces :lol: Somewhere in the garage I have a new pair of sturdy rugged lace up boots - Timberland I think. Better add that to the list of stuff I have to find rather quickly :lol: How was the movie? Hope Eddie Murphy did well - he used to be so funny in Beverly Hills Cop but his last few movies have been kinda duds. Are they starting to decorate downtown? Does Macy's do the tree in the Walnut room like Marshall Fields used to?

We are staying in for a quiet Thanksgiving - no different than the ones we have had for the last 6 years. My cousins are going to my other cousins who are about an hour away from them (long story there). I bought a turkey and will make all the fixins and some of my favorites. Today I'm going to try and go through the 7 wardrobe boxes of clothes that are making a not so attractive room divider between my living room and dining room. It's funny - everyone tells me I have the rest of my life to unpack yet DH is hinting that it would be really nice to be able to get both cars back in the garage before the snow falls again and we can't have anyone over until we get these boxes out of the living room - so tell me there's not some pressure there :lol: But after I get through the boxes today - I'm taking the rest of the day off - except to plan my menu and I don't mind doing that. I did try roasting a chicken yesterday - a big 6 pound one. It came out great except I thought to myself that this was sort of dumb - chicken today and then turkey, turkey, turkey for the next week. Will have to find some recipes - maybe I can turn the leftover chicken into a nice hearty soup. Sure would love to be able to make Greek egg lemon soup like I had in Greektown when I worked down that way. I've tried a few recipes but can't find anything that comes close. Anyway - coffee's finished, I'm getting chilly so that means it's time to get up and move around.

Have a good one chicks :wave:

ceejay52
11-23-2011, 02:27 PM
Happy
The boss had our lunch catered. Tomorrow's TG is potluck. My uncle would put out deer corn for his deer and turkey. Give them time I bet they will find the goodies.

I'm stuffed. And really don't want to do anything else for the day. L one of my co-workers came up for lunch today and she really looks good. She's lost 40 pounds.

Laura705
11-23-2011, 02:56 PM
Morning all.

Michelle - Hope your procedure goes smoothly today!! I'm here at work today, but the office closes at 3:00 pm. Most people seem to duck out earlier. I have a 3:10 express train, so I will leave a bit early to ensure I make that one, and also get there early enough to get a seat to boot!

Shad - Nice to not have to work full days - that bit of extra time can make all the difference. I need to get a new ticker in my siggy. I deleted mine because it wasn't the way I wanted it and didn't have the time to figure it out yesterday.

Ceejay - I hope you enjoy the TG lunch today at work. :turkey: It's nice they do that for you. My steps per the pedometer were 6904 yesterday. Today I'm at 3226 so far. Hope work is quiet for you and you get your alone time! When I arrived at work today my boss's office light was off and I thought she might have decided to work from home today...but she was just running late. Oh well. She's busy today, so it'll be quiet around here, espec. since the admin is out today.

Mel - Interesting housing option there! Houses are built in the darnedest places, so you could almost believe it exists, LOL. Hope you're feeling better today and well enough to deal with the long holiday weekend and whatever will happen in the building - which I hope is nuttin'!!! Glad you enjoyed my story about my rude freight train awakening, LOL.

Annie - Happy cooking and baking! I have to bake brownies to take to bf's brother's tomorrow. One pan with nuts, one without. I'll probably do that tomorrow morning. Have a wonderful bath time w/ lil monkey!!

:wave: Happy
==
I enjoyed the movie Tower Heist last night. I hadn't seen Eddie Murphy in anything for ages (nothing I wanted to see him in - like what - Dr Doolittle??), so that was nice. It wasn't the best movie I ever saw (I'm not a huge fan of Ben Stiller), but it was an entertaining mix of a comedy and a heist movie.

I readjusted the bed last night and it was really mushy, but I didn't wake up during the night with any numbness, so that was good. Or maybe I was just tired from the previous night's sleep deficit and slept through it. Not that having the bed that soft is going to be agreeable to my back... I might increase the firmness a smidge tonight and see what happens. If I still have issues, my next solution might be to buy one of those egg crate foam thingies for my side of the bed. I also think getting more regular exercise would be a good thing for me. Just doing one or sometimes two classes a week is likely not enough for me. Oh, btw, I read the rx insert for my bp med and nothing mentioned numbness. Might do some more reading about it on the internet.

Been interrupted a jillion times today, so finally getting this posted and will get off to lunch after that. Riding my bike home today, since I left it at the train Monday morning. Will see what exercise class works for me in late afternoo/early evening and go to one. Also need to get to the store for some cocoa for my brownies. I bought a different brand last time and it isn't as dark as my usual brand and I remember thinking I didn't like that as far as color went. Goofy, but that's me, LOL.

Gotta run!

Laura705
11-23-2011, 03:56 PM
Hey Happy - You're sure going to have a lot of poultry around the house for a bit. Soup sounds good, and so does a pot pie. Love egg lemon soup! You might just have to make the trip to Greektown here to get your fix, LOL.

Yes, they are decorating downtown. Haven't been to Macy's since that fundraising event last month, but I'm pretty sure they still do the big tree and certainly the Walnut Room. God forbid they didn't - people are still mourning the loss of Field's. You're one of them, aren't you??? :D Coincidentally, the guys are putting out the decorations today in the lobby of the building in which I work.

Beautiful sunny day today - I did a quick lunch across the street, but I wished I could take a walk instead. Oh well, I'll get to enjoy my bike ride home from the train in daylight today!!

I've decided to do a PIYO class today at 5 pm - Pilates/Yoga. It's not cardio, but too bad. That way I will have the rest of the evening to myself. I might even make the brownies tonight so I don't have to do it tomorrow morning.

TTFN!
:turkey: :thanks1: :thanks2: :happ3:

ceejay52
11-23-2011, 06:46 PM
Laura
I need to do come pilates and yoga myslef. I'm getting stiff
Talk about Christmas decorations. Our city put ours up last week. That's too early for me.
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I should have known that the light office would leave early today. However they did wait till four and not three p.m.
B came out to the chemical room to give me my christmas bonus check and locked me out of my normal route back into the plant. Had to walk around the building. Oh well a few more steps is not going to hurt. I'll pay him back.

diyana
11-23-2011, 07:20 PM
Hey ladies,

I'm using DH's work iPad to post. Both his and my procedures went well...but we are both very, very sore. We took our meds and are laying on ice bags. We should be at least a little better tomorrow.

The meds are making me sleepy...but I did want to mention to Happy that Macy's downtown does have a beautiful tree. I never saw the Fields tree...so I can't compare. DH and I went to Chicago a couple years ago at Christmas. A friend of ours who lives there took us on a christmas decoration tour.

Anyway....time for the ice bag to go back to the freezer....and for me to take at nap.

Love ya's,

MELODY525
11-24-2011, 08:28 AM
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FROM MY HOUSE TO YOURS
WISHING ALL MY FRIENDS A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!




I'LL BE BACK LATER.
TURKEY DINNERS ARE BEING DELIVERED SOON.
THEY NEED A CART & MY PASS KEY.
HAVE A GREAT DAY :turkey:

ceejay52
11-24-2011, 10:22 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to all the Worldies. Enjoy your day.

I'll be leaving around 10:30 a.m. to go to Paragould. Getting some last minute things done for my sis and bil. Can't wait to see them.

happy2bme
11-24-2011, 12:06 PM
Good morning ladies,

:happ3: to all - even if it's not a holiday from your corner of the world. It's bright and sunny today - I've cleared enough boxes so I can at least see partially across the room and I'm taking a break from unpacking today. I am certainly going to miss having 2 ovens in the kitchen and am about to sit down and plan out how to best cook my meal.

I hope you all have safe travels if you are road bound today and take a few moments to reflect on the good things and blessings in our lives - like the friends we have made here. And I hope you have some good food today.

Love to you all :grouphug:

diyana
11-24-2011, 01:06 PM
Good morning my dear friends,

Happy Thanksgiving (even to those not celebrating this holiday)! I hope you all have a wonderful day and wishing those on the road very safe travels!
I am so appreciative of all the good things in my life, and the challenges that have made me grow. I am also so fortunate to have you all in my life.

John's back pain has increased overnight, so he's resting now. I fell asleep at 5:30 yesterday afternoon, but woke up every few hours...so each time I woke up, I grabbed an ice bag to lay on for 1/2 hour or so. I still got LOTS of good rest and the pain is manageable today.

If I'm feeling up to it, DMIL and I will be going to Kohl's tonight at midnight. Lots of good deals, and when I factor in my discount...the deals are even better. We'll see how I feel.

Well, gotta go rest before the game.

I wish we could all be celebrating this holiday of appreciation together. :grouphug:


Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
11-24-2011, 01:51 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Worldly friends, whom I am thankful for having gotten to know and enjoy the company of. :)

Ceejay - I agree it was too early for the decorations for me - before TG is too early for me. But I sure wouldn't mind getting a Christmas bonus any time of year! :D Enjoy your day in Paragould.

Michelle - Glad your pain is manageable, but wow, I can't even imagine going out shopping after having that procedure! Course I just can't imagine myself going shopping at midnight on Black Friday anyway, LOL. Take care of yourself!!

Mel - Like that graphic! Have a wonderful day!

Happy - I hope you manage to juggle all the cooking w/ one oven. It's definitely a challenge when you've got a lot going.

:wave: to the rest of the Worldlies!
--
My two pans of brownies are baked and the house smells wonderful. I did my baking this morning because I was tired after my PIYO class last night. That had some challenging moves, including stuff we did on the big fitness balls.

Bf made chili last night, not for dinner though because he started it late. It smelled so good! However, we had pasta w/ Trader Joe's bolognese sauce, which is rather yummy for sauce from a jar.

I think we'll be leaving in about an hour so I better get myself dressed and the brownies sliced and plated.

Everyone have a wonderful day!
:thanks1:

MELODY525
11-24-2011, 03:03 PM
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THE SCHOOL KID VOLUNTEERS AND ONE POLITICIAN ARE GONE.
I FOUND PEOPLE FOR THE EXTRA DINNERS.
JEN HELPED ME DELIVER THEM.
SO THOSE SENIORS ARE FED AS WELL.
ALL MY SENIORS ARE HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL.
THAT'S A FIRST TOO.

WE HAD OUR DINNER TOO. I AM STUFFED.
THE KIDS ARE TAKING A NAP AND GOING TO A TG PARTY AT A COUSINS LATER ON.
I AM GOING TO GET INTO FLEECY JAMMIES & WATCH.......WAIT FOR IT....
MORE CHRISTMAS HALLMARK MOVIES :rofl: :rofl:

EVERYONE LOVED MY LITTLE TREE AND ALL MY STOCKING HANGING AROUND.
I HAD EVERYTHING LIT UP WHEN I OPENED THE DOOR.:ginger:
I SAID I JUST COULDN'T WAIT!!:tree:
I ALSO PUT A SIGN ON THE CART THANKING THE VOLUNTEERS FOR COMING.
IT WAS CUTE AND COLORFUL....LOVE THESE JPEGS ENLARGED!!!
I MAKE COLORED SIGNS NOW FOR EVEERYTHING.
THE OFFICE IS FOOTING THE CARTRIDGE BILLS!!
THE SENIORS & THEIR VISITORS LOVE FINDING THEM.
ONLY ONE WOMAN SAID IT LOOKS LIKE A FRASSING KINDERGARTEN.
OK.....NOW I AM OFF FOR THE JAMMIES & MOVIES.
HAVE A SUPER FEATHERY DAY!!
:turkey::thanks1::thanks2::happ3:






CEEJAY.... SEE THE LUNCH WENT VERY WELL!!:hun:
MAYBE AFTER THANKSGIVING YOU WILL GET YOUR ALONE TIME.
I REALLY CHERISH IT NOWADAYS.
HOW DID THE CO-WORKER LOSE THE WEIGHT?!?!
I'D LIKE TO DROP 40 LBS TOO!!:belly:





HAPPY....I PERSONALLY THINK IT'S NICE FOR JUST THE TWO OF YOU HAVING YOUR FIRST TGD DINNER TOGETHER :love: :hug:
GLAD YOU'RE TAKING A BREAK AND I CAN UNDERSTAND THE PRESSURE.
NOW I AM THINKING OF CHRISTMAS IN YOUR HOME AND HOW NICE IT WOULD BE TO HAVE EVERYTHING BACK TO "NORMAL".....
EVEN WITH THE 2 CCARS WHERE THEY BELONG:rofl:
HAPPY FIRST THANKSGIVING TO YOU BOTH :turkey:
BTW.....SINCE THE NEW AUTOMATIC DOORS WERE INSTALLED JEN'S NOT ALLOWED TO PAINT THEM FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
THE SENIORS ARE STILL PISSED AND GRIPE WITH EACH PASSINGHOLIDAY! LOL
THE COMPANY SAID THEY DON'T WANT PAINT IN THE TRACKS.
JEN DOESN'T GET IT IN THERE BUT REMOVING IT LATER ON BY THE MAINTENANCE MEN WOULD SURELY MAKE A MESS.
SO SHE LOST THE JOB AND THE SENIORS ARE SAD.:cry:





ANNIE...WHAT I WOULDN'T GIVE TO WATCH THE BATH ROUTINE:bb: HOPE ALL IS GOING WELL WITH JAKE:hug:
THE PIES SOUND DELISH. ONE SLIVER OF EACH PLEASE!!:drool:
HOPE YOUR DAY OFF IS UNSTRESSFUL!!!! IS THAT A WORD??? :hug:





LAURA...I FORGET WHAT THE PIYO STANDS FOR....I KNOW IT'S NOT PAIN IN YOUR OVARIIES....:rofl:
THE BROWNIES SMELLED GOOD AND I'LL BE RIGHT OVER.
I MUST TRY THAT JAR SOUCE NEXT TIME I GO. GOTTA LOOK FOR IT. :drool:
I LOVE CHILI WITH BROWN RICE. YUM!!!
I'M GETTING HUNGRY JUST THINKING OF IT ALL!! :rofl:
HAVE A GREAT TIME.

MICHELLE....HOPE YOU & DH GET SOME REST AND EVERYTHING WENT SMOOTHLY YESTERDAY.
THOUGHT OF YOU WHILE I WAS IN THE OFFICE. FACED WEST AND BLEW A KISS:hug:
OART 2: SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT JOHN'S BACK BEING SO PAINFUL.
HOPE YOU GUYS GET SOME REST.
DON'T DO STUFF THAT NAKE THESE PROCEDURES WORTHLESS:nono:
YOU DON'T LIVE THAT FAR AWAY THAT I CAN'T REACH OUT AND TOUCH ONE OF YOU :rollpin:




SHAD....SENDING LOVE YOUR WAY FOR A HAPPY WEEKEND.
WE'LL SAVE SOME TURKEY FOR YOU TOO!!!:turkey:

annie175
11-24-2011, 08:07 PM
Hey Everyone...Thanksgiving was a big success...all the food was fanominal (sp). Made two kinds for dressing....plain for us regular folks and oyster for the others...yuck...but all bragged about it...LOL...Baby boy got here in plenty of time to deliver the smoked turkey and regular turkey...he soooooo rocks.!!!!, Everyone loved the food and pies...pecan..peanutbutter...apple...pumpkin pie..... Tomorrow night I am hosting margarita night with my brother..SIL..Niece and anyone else that wants to attend. Brother bought all the margarita stuff...lovin that!!!
Curtis was such a great help...ran the vacuum, ran to the store to get last minute stuff and helped me get the kitchen ready for family....my family that had not met him yet...love him....he is such a great guy...really I wish you all could meet him...I really feel like I have met someone that I don't deserve...but really do!!

Hope your turkey day was awesome...and (Shad) your regular day was just as great as mine...

I am so happy!!
Love and hugs

Shad
11-24-2011, 08:34 PM
Must be Thanksgiving on the other side of the world. Everywhere I look there are references to food, family, eating, food, eating, fun, food, eating etc. Get the picture?

Anyway happy Thanksgiving to you all. Seems like a much more appropriate holiday than that which is to follow - which is now purely commercial, gimme, iwanna and all that. Don't mind me, just call me grinch.

It's been raining off an on all day yesterday and today and my wee plants are just leaping out of the ground. Since I don't have a lot of luck with the regular carrots I bought some 'roly poly' variety to try. They are round not long. I'll let you know how they go. I was going to buy some of the purple carrots but knew DS2 would not eat them so that was that. Seems I didn't post yesterday even though I thought I did. Maybe it was my imagination - sigh.

Mel - love that castle on the rock. There is a monastry in Greece on a rock similar to that. Not on the beach tho. We could go live there for a while - next 6 weeks sounds about right.
I doubt that you would want to swim in the pool. Might be up for dermabrasion if you did. It's the wash plant dam.

Ceejay - thanksgiving lunch put on by the company??? Crikey.

Annie - sounds like a busy time for you at the moment. I hope you enjoyed the bathing bit yesterday.

Laura - guess I must be the lucky one. I just lie down and go to sleep. The mattress (or chair) can be hard soft or in the middle. Maybe it comes from sleeping in so many different beds. I've always been able to do it.

Michelle - glad that the procedure went off fine. I've got :crossed: for continuing improvement.

Happy - tough on the ovens. You'll have to mix with the rest of us yokels and only have one oven and a microwave. If there is only two of you is it going to make that much difference? Otherwise light the barbeque and do some roasting on that. Tastes better than the oven anyway.

Yumm on all the food mentioned. I had a tandoori chicken breast and salad for dinner last night. Whats left over will do for lunch and/ or dinner tonight. Then it's a bit of salmon for the next meal. Looking forward to that. Love it.

Right then, better get back to what I was doing - which is making more changes to the dreaded powerpoint presentation. Geez I hate powerpoint when it is not used for that which it was intended. See ya over the weekend some time.

Shad
11-24-2011, 08:36 PM
Annie has snuck in while I am not looking. Hi :wave: Annie. Dinner sounds good. I'll be over for the leftovers.

MELODY525
11-25-2011, 09:49 AM
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WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE ON THE EAST COAST.
BRIGHT & SUNNY WITH A CRYSTAL CLEAR SKY. GORGEOUS!!

HOPE EVERYONE SURVIVED THE HOLIDAY WITH NO BELLYACHES. I DID.:D
NOTHING NEW HERE. JUST ENJOYING THE QUIET MORNING.
HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:






ANNIE....I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.
IT'S SO NICE TO BE SHARING THE FESTIVITIES WITH SOMEONE YOU LOVE.
EVEN HAPPIER THE FAMILIES GET ALONG TOO!!
SENDING HUGS FOR YOU AND CURTIS AND JAKE TOO!:bb: :hug:







SHAD.......SOMETIMES I WISH WE COULD ALL GO AND "WiNTER" IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS!!
MAYBE OZ IS WHERE THE COMMUNE SHOULD REALLY BE. IT'S TOO COLD HERE.
I NEED TO GROW FEATHERS & FLY MY BUTT OVER THE BIG POND!!:lol3:
I LOVE HEARING ABOUT THE GARDEN....IT NOT ONLY SOUNDS GREAT BUT MAKES ME LAUGH.
I CAN JUST SEE YOU WITH THE SUN BEATING DOWN ON YOUR BACK!!
SUNDAY MUST BE LOVING HAVING HER MUM HOME SO MUCH.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. HOPE THE JOB GOES WELL NEXT WEEK. :hug:

happy2bme
11-25-2011, 12:50 PM
Good morning chicks,

Glad you have a nice blue day ahead of you Mel and no repercussions from yesterday's dinner. Did you have Richie's pork roast? Hopefully the seniors will still be filled with turkey triptophan? and will be stuffed and sleepy today :lol:

Shad - yes, I have learned to live like a commoner with only one oven. Not that I was cooking that much food (or ever did) but it sure came in handy when you had to cook things at substantially different temperatures like I usually do. Turkey was roasting on a low temp but other dishes had to cook higher. I fiddled with the stuffing/dressing and opted to skip 2 other favorites for yet another day. I do agree with you about things being all commercial for the holidays. The same goes with the press to spend spend spend and no doubt the day after Thanksgiving you read some bit of insanity with shoppers trying for the discounted sales. Today it was some woman who pepper sprayed about 20 people so she could get one of the few electronic items on sale. 10 people needed medical treatment. It's just getting to be too much. I love tandori chicken - did you make it yourself?

I don't have to worry about Black Friday sales as I have no money this year :lol: Christmas will be very scaled down going forward. Right now I am looking for an upright freezer but the one I want is not as discounted as the ones where the reviews say the thing broke in a year or 2 months after the warranty expired :rolleyes:

Annie - sounds like you had a great holiday feast. So glad you are happy with Curtis and everyone likes him as much as you do! Now to get that baby home. How was the bath time?

Michelle - I cannot believe you went out shopping!!!!!!! I hope you and DH are a little less sore. Reminds me of the shot of cortizone I'd get in my foot. The shot sure did relieve the pain but OMG you almost had to scrape my head off the ceiling from the pain of the shot itself. Made one think twice as to what was the lesser evil :rofl: Anyway, rest up - hopefully you have lots of leftovers and don't have to be up and about much.

Laura - heard you had beautiful weather yesterday, hope you enjoyed the day. I'm still thinking about the wonderful smell of brownies in the house.

Ceejay - how was dinner with the family? Did it stop raining?

Geez - I have to go. DH is trying to rearrange my kitchen. I have to go intervene before something ugly happens.... later chicks.

annie175
11-25-2011, 02:21 PM
HI GURLZZZZZ!

Sorry my personals have been far a few between...it seems life never slows down for me........

Thanksgiving was a HUGE success...just anticipating Margaritaville tonight...Everyone is coming over around 6. Just gonna be snackie foods and some leftovers....got a lil bit of pies left to serve...very little actually...but glad to get rid of them...

Lil Monkey man comes home TOMORROW, Saturday, if prayers answered and all lucky charms happen. He is so stinkin cute. Bath time was very sweet. He actually likes his bath and cooperated very well...doesn't like getting his clothes on tho....kind of had a hissy...had to laugh at him. He is up to 5 lbs 9.8 oz. He is so stinkin cute...just love the life out of him. Still very very tiny but oh so strong...takes two of us at times to get his diapers on as he just flexes his legs so hard it is impossible. Amazing lil tyke. Thank you ladies for all your thoughts, prayers and love...it means so very much to me...my salvation....you all are the very best.

Will try to post some pix here in a minute...hope your weekends are going well and everyone is happy.....loves and hugs...

annie175
11-25-2011, 02:33 PM
Bath time!!

annie175
11-25-2011, 02:38 PM
Various pix

Shad
11-25-2011, 04:05 PM
Morning all,
5.45am on a dull grey steamy sort of day. I'll get this done before I start anything else and it seems like a full on day either inside or out.

Today I weighed in. Actually I have lost 100g (about 4oz) not good but it is a loss. I've changed my ticker but stupidly up instead of down so I need to go back and do it again.
Then it is out in the garden for an hour or so. I need to fertilise and then mulch all my little plants. Tomorrow they will be sprayed with a bug off formula and some liquid fertiliser so they should be just about walking to the pot by next weekend.
Then I'm off to the gym for weight lifting. I've gone back to the local just for that part - the cardio I can do at home and I have been back out running the footpath again. After that shopping. I have a list and hopefully will stick to it.
Then it is some housework and some ironing - much needed, no pants left. And with a bit of luck not a lot on this afternoon. May have to go visit some friends or kick back with a book. Or I could go out looking for a new car. Sort of Christmas present to me.
Tomorrow depends on the weather.

Annie - pleased to hear that the wee man is coming home tomorrow - if he is good! Doesn't like nappies on hey - hope that improves in later life. He can't always go round with his butt hanging out, not to mention other things.

Happy - glad you have joined the rest of us and making do very well with one oven. You will need to learn to cook things that have the same temperature and around the same amount of time.
You know, I remember my grandmother who cooked on a wood burning stove. There was only one temperature - Sizzling HOT. Memory may have gotten fonder over the years, but her pastry was delicious, roasts to die for and she made a mean scone. I have her banana cake recipe here, and I can make it good, but somehow it is not the same as hers. Doesn't seem to rise as much. The tandoori chicken is a chicken breast marinated in tandoori paste and thick greekstyle yoghurt. I may have overdone the paste - it was a tad warm.

Michelle - hope you are getting along alright with that back. What were you thinking about, getting up and going to the stores straight after that.

Ceejay - hope you enjoyed thanksgiving with the family and are now enjoying the company of your sister and her other half. Good stuff

Laura - yumm on the Brownies. Can just smell them now.

Have we lost Amarantha? Or is she back at work or something.

Right, coffee time, then dress for the yard, gym shops and home for breakfast/ lunch/ brunch whatever you want to call it.

ceejay52
11-25-2011, 05:17 PM
Annie
The baby is so precious. Glad you TG was a success.

Happy
My bil cooks a lot on his big green egg. The turkey we had today was extremely good. I also bought an Elite toaster oven today. It bakes, broils, and does rotessire in it. Can't wait to use it.

Laura
I bought a snack package of brownies today. The chili sounds good and hadn't thought about having it with rice. More good food ideas.

Mel
Pooh on the people that will not let Jen decorate the doors. We watched Miracle on 34th Street last night .Gonna watch Frosty the Snowman tonight. My co-worker lost weight with the help of her health care professional. She was border line diabetic and she put her on 60 grams of carbs per day. Her blood sugars are normal now. I couldn't believe the difference in her.

My sister has had a couple of interviews for APN positions. But she has decided to do some contract work while she is in transition. She's working at a diet center and doing Medicare evaluations plus her week end job which has all the benefits. She's really wanting the last job she interviewed for in which she would work 3 ten hour days in a clinic.

We had a really good visit and good food yesterday at with the relatives.

ceejay52
11-25-2011, 05:22 PM
Shad
Do you have a certain car in mind? Don't blame you for wanting to visit with friends or just kicking back with a good book. Wish I liked to read more but don't. I do hope that you and Laura will get me inspired again for the exercing again.

MELODY525
11-26-2011, 09:44 AM
http://mystuffspace.com/graphic/wonderful-weekend.gif


ANOTHER GLORIOUS WEEKEND IS HERE.
I ALMOST RUINED IT FOR MYSELF LAST NIGHT.
I TRIED TO THREAD MY TOES INTO THE FRONT CASTOR WHEELWELL:yikes: :cry:
IT WAS A PAINFUL EXPERIENCE AS YOU CAN IMAGINE.
LOTS OF ICE, ALEVE AND HALLMARK MOVIES:hohoho:
THE WHOLE LOT IS SWOLLEN AND NUMB NOW. THAT'S OK BY ME.
TOES ARE ALL WORKING SO I AM ASSUMING THEY'RE NOT CRUSHED.
BUT I STILL GOT MY CHRISTMAS CHINA OUT AND IT'S WASHED & READY.
BEEN SITTING THERE FOR YEARS UNUSED.
MY GOALS FOR 2012 IS TO USE THE THINGS THAT I SAVE FOR "GOOD".
I SHOULD BE ENJOYING THE FEW THINGS I HAVE LEFT HIDDEN IN THE CLOSET.
NOTHING NEW HERE. QUIET REIGNS. MEL IS HAPPY:D
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.:rudolph:






SHAD.......LOVE THE IDEA OF THE NEW CAR FOR A CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO YOU:gift:
ENJOY THE PICKING IT OUT PART!! GONNA BE A BIOTCH TO WRAP THOUGH.
HOPE YOU GOT ALL THE PANTS WASHED CAUSE I WOULD HATE TO FIND OUT YOU'VE BEEN RUNNING ON THE FOOTPATH WITHOUT ANY!!!
CONGRATS ON THE TICKER MOVEMENT....4 0Z DOWN IS BETTER THAN UP!!!






HAPPY.......I GUESS THE SEARCH FOR THE FREEZER CONTINUES.
IF YOU WAIT A BIT LONGER, YOU CAN DIG IN THE SNOW AND MAKE YOUR OWN.:rofl:
HOW GOES THE UNPACKING. BET YOU GUYS ARE TIRED OUT.
I WAS WONDERING IF MOM OR THE REST OF THE FAMILY HAVE SEEN THE HOUSE YET?
WE DIDN'T ORDER THE ROAT PORK OR MAKE A TURKEY THIS YEAR.
SOME OF OUR TUMMYIES WERE NOT RIGHT.
GOOD THING WE DIDN'T CAUSE A POLITICIAN SENT DINNERS FOR US.
I MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN TO SAY THAT THE OTHER DAY.
I WAS SURPRISED HE HAD HEARD WE WEREN'T FEELING GOOD.
THINKING YOF YOU IN YOUR COZY HOME:flame:






ANNIE....THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING THE PICTURES.
GONNA PRINT THEM OFF FOR JEN TO SEE.
HE IS ADORABLE AND SOOO TINY! OMG, TOO CUTE!
FINGERS CROSSED THT TODAY WILL BE HIS BIG HOMECOMING:crossed: :cheer3:
HOPE THE MARGARITAVILLE NITE WENT OK.






CEEJAY.......HOPE YOUR SISTER GETS THE JOB OF HER DREAMS!
THAT SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT DEAL WITH THE 3 10 HR DAYS. :dancer:
WE WERE WATCHING CHRISMAS CARTOONS LAST NIGHT TOO.
JEN & RICHIE WATCHED SHREK III. THEY LOVE HIM.
BEEN MEANING TO SAY I THAT .LOVE YOUR AVATAR. VERY PRETTY.

ceejay52
11-26-2011, 11:58 AM
Mel
I watched a bit of Shrek III but I was so tired I ended up going to sleep on the couch. You do need to start using those things. Ouch on the toes.
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Slept till 8 a.m. this morning. I was exhausted. The rain is moving in and I want to go for a few groceries before the heavy downpours.
My bedroom is back to normal and the kitchen is almost back to normal. I'm having to rearrange a few counter items to fit this new little oven.And laundry has been started.
The weather channel has us for snow flurries on Monday. Ugh, not ready for this type of weather.
My new starting point is 194.6 fully clothed. Weigh in's will be on Saturday mornings.
I said I wasn't going to put out any Christmas decorations but I do want the fiber optic tree. One needs a little bit of Christmas cheer.

happy2bme
11-26-2011, 02:05 PM
Good morning chicks,

Happy Saturday. Looks like we are getting some rain today maybe changing to snow flurries late. Thanksgiving was quiet but nice. Still inundated with boxes. We did find our good knives and some utensils. Still missing the power cord to the printer which I really need, enough parts to make one working lamp and my Ipod. I'm really tired of boxes and stuff everywhere. Going to try and get most of it out of the house by tomorrow and then work on one box at a time. DH is burning paper outside and I can smell it coming into the house. Ick. We are in a quandry here - we had probably 375 boxes come in. They want you to recycle them but they CHARGE you at the recycling place to take them back. We had to pay for them in the first place and have to pay again to get rid of them???????? We have one recycling bin that they only pick up once a MONTH - can you imagine that? So I now understand why most people don't bother to recycle. Anyway the easiest way to get rid of the paper is to burn it. We have a whole house air exchanger which brings air in from the outside - gotta make sure DH turns that off if he's going to burn. Today is wet - a good day for burning but it also makes for a smoky fire too. Anyway - might get freezer today if Sears will throw in free delivery but other than that it's laundry and more unpacking for me.

Ceejay - does this mean the fall downpours are moving in? It sure did know how to rain hard out your way. I'm surprised you are getting talk of snow flurries already. Best to get out and run your errands and then snuggle up at home for the weekend. I think you should put out a few decorations - it will make you feel more festive and you might regret it if you don't.

Mel - OMG on the toes!!!!! :yikes: That's not good at all. What happened? I hope you feel better. Guess I need to send you some sturdy army boots (chit kickers - LOL) I know we talk about KICKING off the holidays but geez woman not like that! I completely agree with you about not saving stuff for the right time. Enjoy it now. Especially when you only have enough room to keep the stuff you love anyway. So pull it out and enjoy it NOW! As for our house, my Mom and sister have seen pictures from the listing. My one set of cousins who live down the road have been here and my other set of cousins who live an hour away - the guy took his Mom (my aunt) here but his wife has not seen it. My BIL has already mapped out the fishing holes - this is the kind of country he will love as he came up here alot as a kid. I'm hoping my sister will come visit even though she does not like long car rides and I'm thinking in the spring we'll go pick Mom up for a long visit. We could bring her back after Christmas but I don't think she will want to leave the house alone in the dead of winter. :rolleyes: But I do hope unlike TN, that they will come and visit - particularly since we don't have a cat anymore and many of my family members are allergic - they won't have that excuse anymore :lol;

Annie - adorable pictures of the baby. He's still so tiny even though he is growing like a weed. I hope he comes home today!

Shad - I have to admit I am a bit jealous of your garden already sprouting and growing. I will have to get your advice when I start mine when spring rolls around here. When are you heading off to NZ?

Hellos to the rest of the chicks - Laura, Michelle and Amarantha. I'd better go find me some lunch and get busy here.

annie175
11-26-2011, 02:47 PM
Good Afternoon My Worldlie Lovelies!

BIG NEWS....the wee lil monkey man came HOME TODAY!! He is doing awesomely....too much excitement for one weekend.

My niece and GREAT niece (her daughter) spent the night with us and stayed all morning into the afternoon before going on to my brother's house (her uncle). Madeline is just a year old and oh so sweet...even learned to say NANNA while here.

Last night's Margaritaville was awesome...Had about 15 peeps come over...since is was 60 degrees, yep here in November...we had a pit fire and a great time in the backyard. My across the pond friends came over and it was all good. We had meatballs, cheeseball, margaritas, wine and beer...I made cheese dip with ground beef and onion...it was wiped out clean...I am having the time of my life..

Yesterday I had to cut the grass...wow almost December and I am cutting grass...the seed that I threw out just before the drough decided to take hold with all the rain and grew by leaps and bounds..actually HAD to cut grass...just nuts...of course I am loving great weather and working in the yard....just excited for spring to get here....the heck with winter and S.

Curtis has been my constant and such great support...yes, girls...I love him and he, me. So wish you all could meet him...well and me too, for that matter...haha...as if you don't know who I am and what I am about....xoxo.

No personals as I am about to go over to DDs house and see my GRANDSON! Thank you chickies for all your support, love and prayers during my crazyiness. I love you all.

Have a great night/morning/weekend.....hugs

Laura705
11-26-2011, 03:22 PM
Hey everyone!

Shad - We're getting rain here too, and if it weren'y going to get into the 30's in the next day or so I'd be worried about the grass starting to grow again. As it is, the daylilies I cut back had been sprouting during our rather mild autumn. Nice to hear your garden is coming along. Ooh, a new car sounds exciting!!

Happy- too bad about the recycling situation. Wonder if you have a local craigslist and/or freecycle community up there - moving boxes seem to be a popular "free" listing item in the Chicago. Hope you eventually find everything that's eluding you at the moment.

Ceejay - I think we're in for all the rain you're getting, or it may turn to snow... I must have missed something - did you get a toaster oven? Those are really handy appliances.

Mel- I'm sorry to hear about your foot!! I have a pair of steel-toed shoes I no longr need, shall I send them, lol. JK, take care and keep enjoying those hallmark movies!

Annie - Glad your Tg was good. Hoping the little guy gets to go home today!! Love the pic of him yawning! ;)

Hi Michelle! Hope your back & dh's knee are feeling better. Did u really shop at midnight?!
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Doing a bit of nothing. Our Tg was nice, the bil's in laws are very nice folks. We had fresh turkey - wow was it ever moist! We also had ham. I did pretty good w eating too. Brownies were delish. I had one in Tg & we took home 3 - 2 for bf, 1 for me. Saving it.

Yesterday was lazy til 11ish, then we bagged leaves in the backyard - 9 bags worth. Lunch, dog walk, and mor laziness. Bf went to a friend's & I warned some Telly & read.

This morning I did a circuit class like a good girl. Finally set up the sewing machine & sewed the strap on my purse. Also made two tiny little pouches out of s lens cleaning cloth for our bike computers. ( They come off the bike when it's not being ridden, bit you don't just jam them in pocket or purse.)

Just sorted a bunch of laundry & got a load going. I wonder if my new brightly colored dish towels bled color over the old ones. I kept the ones I didnt want wrecked out of that load!

The house is awash with a lot of paper clutter, so some picking up is needed. I'd rather just stay here w my books & tea, but feel guilty when i look around. Better get to it.

Have a hood rest of the weekend everyone!! :) :)

Laura705
11-26-2011, 03:31 PM
Whoo Annie!!! So happy to hear lol monkey is home!!! :yay:

Your margarita party sounds like it was a lot of fun, and great weather to boot!! Our Tg weather was mild, but gray. Yesterday was sunny early, but windy, and later it clouded up. Today is drizzly - yuck. But it means no raking, so there's an upside, lol. Too funny u had to mow your lawn!! You sound happy as a clam - keep smilin' girl. :)

happy2bme
11-26-2011, 03:33 PM
While it is cold enough out here to use the deck and outside as a second refrigerator and / or freezer - this is why you can't do it. This picture was taken outside a friend of my cousin's house about 30 minutes from here. Apparently you have to get not only a snow, but a sustained snow for a while to keep the bears under wraps. The first snow sent them to their dens but the weather "warmed" up after that and brought them back out again.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Bearinthewoods.jpg

happy2bme
11-26-2011, 03:38 PM
Annie - so glad that your little monkey is home now where he belongs. :hug: And I'm glad you are bursting with the happiness you so righteously deserve. :D

Laura - I have not tried them yet - sort of afaid to - but they do make some sort of throw in the laundry cloths that are supposed to absorb colors that bleed and keep them from running on to the other clothes.

I am getting more and more pissed off with the movers. They just slammed stuff into boxes and mismarked things. For the life of me I don't understand - they packed lamp parts in 3 different boxes. I have lamp bases and lamp shades but only God knows where the harps are that connect the lamps to the shades so that is quite useless. :mad: and they did that to ALL of my lamps. I think they did it on purpose. :mad: :mad: :mad: DH found his computer monitor he was looking for in a box marked attic storage. It's starting to rain pretty hard out here. All the empty boxes I'm pitching on the deck are getting soaked, I'd better go move them.

Shad
11-26-2011, 04:48 PM
Thought I might just show you my glorious Poinciana tree - all decked out for summer and the Christmas season. This show should go on for the next month or so. I love this tree. Like the Jacaranda and the Illawarra Flametree it really sets off late spring and summer. Also my Frangipani has finally burst into bloom and its perfume is delightful.

Annie - :woohoo: on lil monkey coming home. So glad you finally got the parcel for which I had to $9 American IRS taxes to get there. So when did we become the 51st State? May well have been easier to bring it over myself. No not really, thinking about it. Putting up with Homeland security is worse. I've never met such a bunch of rude people in all my life and that is saying something. Doesn't do your tourist trade any good that is for sure - sorry FO SHO. Anyway, hope Sam likes the stuff and I bet he gets to wear the wee white Christmas one at Christmas. I was looking for a soft toy, but that may have to wait until I get home to NZ, 'cos what I have in mind is truly Kiwi.

Happy - when we had all our boxes (due to renovations and DS2 shifting home) we just put them out (flattened) on the curbside with a sign saying help yourself. A few minutes later one of DS2s mates rung to say they were shifting and did we have any (apparently ringing around all the friends) so we rushed out the front to find only about 4 or 5 left already. Cute looking bear in your yard! Sorry, just read it again, not in your yard.

Ceejay - Hope you are enjoying being with the family for a while. Sleeping on the couch can be fun.

Laura - Raining again? At least it keeps the snow and ice away. Our rains are interesting because they come in the summer and make everything grow twice as fast. Doesn't always make for good summer gardening tho'. Glad to hear you enjoyed TG with family and friends

Michelle - hope you have not had a relapse and are lying in pain.

Mel - What am I going to do with you? The toes are on the end of your foot to stop the legs from fraying. They need looking after. Perhaps you need a footbath to alternatively warm up and cool off the tootsies.

Anyway, I had better go and get on with my day. It's a beaut one out there. I need to weed, feed and mulch the rose garden this morning before gym and then get stuck into the spare room for a while. Then I might just go car hunting. Time to move it.

Shad
11-26-2011, 04:53 PM
And I see Happy snuck in again. Darn movers. Hope you finally find the stuff - it might be difficult to get spare parts for them.

annie175
11-27-2011, 08:09 AM
Good Morning/Evening Everyone....thought I would post now as Baby boy and GF are coming to town to see baby Jake. We are all meeting over at sis's house around 2 pm.

Shaddie...OMGoodness the beauty of your trees, flowers and such and right outside your door. I think I might just sit on the porch with a cup of tea and take in the beauty. You are an amazing, smart woman Shad, so very talented in so many ways. Thank you again for the baby gifts, I will be taking them over with me this afternoon...and you bet the little man is going to be decked out in his Christmas onesie you sent...especially cause it refers to Grandma!

HAPPY...Yikes, Da Bears<--- (Laura's behalf), not sure I want to open my back door and see that. Heck Hella B scares me enough..lol. I hate to say it, but mover's really do not care about other's treasures. This may be one of those times when it would of been better to JUST DO IT MYSELF! To much work and time consuming however. Hope you find all the parts to make at least one lamp work correctly. Hugs and may the force be with you...

LAURA...yeah, so much for the nice weather..rain today, tomorrow and Tuesday with possible S on Tuesday night. Blah! Falling temps throughout today...was 62 at midnight last night, falling into the low 40's by 5 pm tonight. Without wishing our lives away, I would just rather fast forward to spring. :)

CHELLE...must be enjoying the DMILs arrival and eating too much turkey...food coma? Hope your weekend has been a sweet one! Hugs.

CEEJAY...hope your family visit is rockin'. Enjoy your time with the fam!

MELLIE...hey girl..hope you are doing better and your TG was grand! Sending you many hugs and lots of love.

Better get busy and plan out my day. Taking leftovers to sissy's house so she doesn't have to cook much this next week. Just enjoy the babe.

Have a wonderful Sunday/Monday all..thanks again for all your love, support and prayers...These past 5 1/2 weeks, since the lil monkey arrived have been a bit stressful for everyone, but it is smooth sailing now.

Much love and many hugs, worldlie sisters....

ceejay52
11-27-2011, 09:23 AM
Annie
So glad that the lil man got to come home. I'm happy for the whole family.

Shad
The beauty of those tree's. We are entering winter so keep those gorgeous flowers coming.

Happy
:hug: I know you'll find more disappointing things when you get to unpack those boxes. Hang in there, a little each day and you will be through before you know it.
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It's back to work for me on the rainy Sunday. The rain mau turn into snow flurries later tonight and tomorrow. I'm not ready for the white stuff.

MELODY525
11-27-2011, 09:33 AM
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:sunny:GOOD MORNING CHICKS

IT'S BEEN SO QUIET HERE THAT THERE IS NO NEWS.
MADE THE CHRISTMAS SIGNS FOR THE ELEVATORS.
ALL THE SHOPPING SIGNS ARE FINISHED NOW FOR THE MONTH.
BILLS PAID AND SHOPPING LIST FOR TRADER JOE'S IS WRITTEN OUT.
TOES ARE MUCH BETTER. LOVELY SHADES OF BLACK & BLUE.
ALL IS WELL IN MY CORNER OF THE WORLD.
HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:






CEEJAY......GLAD YOU'RE PUTTING UP THE FIBER OPTIC TREE.
JEN GOT HERS OUT TOO. GOTTA HAVE SOME CHRISTMAS.
IT'S GOOD FOR THE SOUL. BETTER THAN CHICKEN SOUP :tree:
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT POSSIBLE SNOW. NOT SURE ANYONE IS READY FOR THAT! :snowball:
GOOD LUCK WITH THE WEIGH-INS! :cheer2:






HAPPY.......HOPE YOU FIND THE STUFF YOU REALLY NEED .
WHY IS IT ALWAYS THE EVERY DAY KIND OF STUFF THAT'S ELUSIVE....LOL
THE BEAR PIC IS UNREAL!! OMG!! THERE HE IS IN ALL HIS GLORY.
JUST THE EYE CONTACT ALONE IS SCARY TO THIS CITY GIRL.
HOPE YOU GET THE FREEZER AND FREE DELIVERY.
I CAN SEE WHERE RECYCLING IS A PROBLEM. IS IT MANDATORY THERE LIKE HERE?
WHAT A PAIN HAVING IT ONLY ONCE A MONTH!
** SEE YOUR NEXT POST....WHAT IDIOTS THE MOVERS WERE.
GOD KNOWS THEY CHARGE ENOUGH TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT.






ANNIE!!!! YIPPEE!!!! SO GLAD THAT JAKE GOT TO GO HOME WITH HIS MAMA. CONGRATULATIONS!!
THIS IS GREAT NEWS. JEN WILL BE RELIEVED TOO. SHE'S BEEN CHEERING HIM ON AS WELL. :cheer3:
HAPPINESS IS ABOUNDING IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS.
ENJOY IT ALL AND GLAD THE PARTY WAS SUCH A SUCCESS!!!
HAVE A GREAT TIME TODAY. :hug:






LAURA..... TG DAY SOUNDED VERY NICE. IT'S BEEN A GOOD TIME FOR ALL OF US THIS YEAR.
I NEED TO EXERCISE TODAY...GOOD THING I READ YOUR POST.
IT'S GOING TO PUSH ME TO PEDAL :ebike:
THE POUCHES FOR THE COMPUTERS IS A SUPER IDEA.
GOING TO KEEP THAT IN MIND. NEVER THOUGHT OF USING THOSE LEN'S WIPERS.
BROWNIES ARE MY DOWNFALL BUT YOU DID GREAT!






SHAD......OMG THE TREES ARE BEAUTIFUL. WHAT A SIGHT FOR CHRISTMAS!
THOSE ARE SOME REALLY GORGEOUS REASONS TO LIVE IN THE "TROPICS".
I CAN IMAGINE THE PERFUMES OF ALL THE FLOWERS. YUM!
HOPE THE REST OF THE WEEKEND CONTINUED ON IN A GOOD WAY:hug:

ceejay52
11-27-2011, 12:20 PM
Happy
The picture of the black bear was adorable but I would hate to meet up with him/her. I fully understand why you don't keep food outside.

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I've had a busy morning. I've had two small outages and one call from the police department and one from the fire department. Most Sunday's are boring--not today.

diyana
11-27-2011, 06:36 PM
Hi Ladies -

Exhausted after a long weekend. Most of the shopping is done (at least the stuff that has to be mailed), and most of the wrapping is done. I'm sore and exhausted. The soreness is now at the the procedure site, not the places I hurt before, and after laying down for about 20 minutes on an ice bag, the soreness subsides.

I'm relaxing and watching football...and I feel like I could fall asleep right now.

Annie - I'm so glad lil Jake got to go home! :yay: I'll bet Sam and Chris are over the moon with happiness!! It must've been sooo nice for you to have your son, his GF visiting to see the lil guy.

Happy - A bear??? I could deal with a fox in my backyard...not a bear! I'm glad it wasn't your backyard, but i guess it just as easily could've been. What a great photo!

Shad - Beautiful poinciana tree!!

Mel - I'm glad all's well in your world. I hope your feet are feeling better. Yowza! That must hurt like :censored: !!

Ceejay - Sometimes busy days are good...makes the time go faster.

Laura - Good for you for all the exercising! I'm so impressed and inspired by you!!

Well, I'm going to go lay down on an ice bag.


Lots of love and hugs to all,

Shad
11-27-2011, 09:08 PM
Morning all,

Back at work on a Monday morning. Glad I am only working half days still. I could do with the extra money but then again...... it's fun getting home at 1.00 in the afternoon and having all afternoon to do what I want. Sure fixes the housework in little doses.

No personals at the moment. We have a project meeting coming up. Seems we are all to get a holiday over Christmas and New Year. I was having one anyway so that makes life better. Not long to go now until I go to NZ. 2 full weeks and a couple of days. Guess I need to get sorted for that. Better figure out what the weather will do.

Did I ever tell anyone that I hate powerpoint???

MELODY525
11-28-2011, 08:45 AM
MORNING EVERYONE.
TIME TO GET MY BUTT IN GEAR AND HEAD FOR THE OFFICE.
MAYBE GET DONE EARLY AND LEAVE QUICK!:scooter:
SUNDAY WAS SILENT AND IT FELT GREAT.
NOTHING NEW HERE.
HAVE A MAGNIFICENT MONDAY/TUESDAY:encore:





CEEJAY......YOUR SUNDAY WAS INDEED A BUSY ONE.
HOPE IT CALMED DOWN LATER ON.
ARE YOU STEALING MY MEN IN UNIFORM??? :rofl: :rofl:




ANNIE....GLAD THE SORENESS IS ONLY AT THE SITE.
HOPING EVERYTHING GOES WELL AND DH IS FEELING BETTER SOON TOO.
HAPPY WRAPPING!




SHAD....DON'T KNOW WHAT POWERPOINT IS BUT I'LL HATE IT TOO....JUST FOR YOU :lol3:
BETTER BEGIN PACKING AND I HOPE THE WEATHER WILL BE GOOD.
OH...WHAT AM I SAYING. IT'S SHORTS & A BATHING SUIT TIME!!!
I FORGOT FOR A MOMENT THERE :beach:
HALF DAYS AFTER THE VACATION TOO?? ENJOY THEM WHILE THEY'RE HERE.



:wave: HELLO TO THE REST OF THE CHICKS.