Support Groups - Frassin' February BETTER Not Mess with the Worldly Chicks




happy2bme
02-01-2012, 12:11 PM
Hi all,

In keeping with our (coincidental I'm sure) trend of a harsh title scaring away all the bad stuff, welcome to the new February thread.

I hope this one finds Mel joining us soon again. We miss you :hug:

Let me go do some housekeeping and I'll be back to post personals.


Hotcupojava
02-01-2012, 12:18 PM
I'm here. Sick and off work again, but here.

ceejay52
02-01-2012, 12:38 PM
Java
Sorry you are sick. Feel better soon.

Happy
Thanks for starting February for us.

Hello's to Laura, Michelle, and Annie.

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It was a beautiful January day yesterday. But there is a low front on top of us threatning to bring rain and thunderstorms. Next week back in the 40's.

My goal this month is to ride the bike on a daily basis between 20-30 minutes. Doc told me the first of January that I must raise my good cholesterol. I still want to check on my Social Security status this week end.


happy2bme
02-01-2012, 01:02 PM
Ok, now comes the fun part - toggling between 2 threads to carry things over...

Annie - geez Curtis sure got knocked for a loop with the flu - of course that's what makes it the flu I guess. Have you not made him some soup yet??? That was horrid about the TENS condition that poor woman got. I can't even imagine. But I also have to wonder what some people think when they go to these diet doctors. Maybe it's like smoking - ignore the obvious just for the end goal. Did she have scarring from this afterwards? I can certainly understand you being over the whole superbowl thing. Only a few more days. No surprise about the hotel rooms for the biggies. I'm sure the better hotels hold rooms for bigger guests all the time. If not, some poor regular sap will travel all the way to town only to be told that there was a "mix up" in reservations - our apologies but we squeezed you into a room at the Bates Hotel - just be careful in the shower now :s:

Laura - bit of a bummer on the mix up with the theaters. Sure are enough of them around to get confused. I would think it would be difficult to summarize everything that happened to her in a 90 minute movie. Particularly since she was one of those to break the glass ceiling. I remember catching a whiff or two of skunk late at night when I'd stand outside smoking back at my old house. Always made me nervous because it was nighttime and I couldn't see very far into the yard. It is possible that the brush in the back could make an attractive animal home even with a pesky neighborhood watch like Coal :rofl: might want to rethink the brush pile if you think you have critters.

Michelle - regarding the protein shakes. I don't see them as being necessarily bad, particularly if you want something to kick start your weight loss - as always as long as you are sensible about it. I will comment on a few things. I had a friend who used to mix the protein powders with water and drink them at work. She was doing it for fitness reasons - muscle building. They looked grainy and nasty and they gave her HORRID breath. Really. It was awful. Another co-worker lost over 100 pounds - twice - by eating nothing except protein shakes with frozen banannas. He was also exercising up to 3 hours a day. Of course he lost the weight but as most people will tell you, regained it as soon as he started eating regular food again. I got DH on the smoothie kick for breakfast - low sugar fresh fruit, LF yogurt and whey protein powder. The protein kept us full until lunch time and the fruit helped disguise the taste of the protein powder. You can also add flax seed and other good for you stuff. There were a couple of people who kept a blender at work and mixed up their lunches - it's just hard to deaden the sound of a blender :lol: Funny I noticed that WW is no longer carrying smoothies or protein shakes in their online store. I hope DH gets an answer regarding his lungs. I just had to take a big antibiotic pill for 6 months to get rid of my infection - and seeing how it's the lungs, you never really get rid of it - it just dies and makes a spot that's with you forever. But it will be good to get an answer. The thing that worried me was that my lymph nodes were "active" too but I guess that happens when the body is dealing with an infection. And finally I agree with you that we in the U.S.A. generally don't pay alot of attention to what's going on outside our shores. Maybe that's because there's so much goofiness going on here in our own country that we tend not to pay attention to the news anyway :dunno:

Shad - I see you are back home again. Guess I was confused, thought you said this next trip or two you would be spending more time on the job site. Would like to see the pictures of the butterflies. Sounds like it was really something to see.

No news from Mel - hope she is resting comfortably. :hug:

Ceejay - it's February and that means winter is over in the south :dance: well - at least for the most part :rofl:

Guys are over at the house on a service call to fix the fireplace / heater. The one that they came to November 16 of last year and ordered a part. Guess it's slow shipping up here :rolleyes: I hope they fixed it - would be nice to have that available to heat the front of the house where we need it with the high ceilings. Don't get an "open" floor plan if you live someplace cold :lol: I hope they finish soon as DH will have to leave shortly - he is going to volunteer his services as an Access Database consultant to help out with the natural history museum's application and he has to leave in about 30 minutes. I'd rather not be left here with the repair guys because I don't know what they are talking about :dizzy: Not much else going on - it was in the low 40's yesterday which I guess is springlike for January - things were starting to melt a bit. We still have a good 6 inch snow base on the ground.

Sounds like the repair guys are finishing up, that would be nice. Let me go be nosy for a minute...

annie175
02-01-2012, 03:32 PM
Girls, girls, girls.....I have found a absolutely delish greek yogurt. Yoplait Greek Strawberry...it has to be very very cold tho. It kind of tastes like Dairy Queen Ice Cream...YUMMY!!

It is absolutely beautiful outside. I may grill out tonight. Just thought of it so I will have to think of what to grill out.....

HAPPY...you know if you get the fireplace fixed, it will warm up so that you cannot use it. Kind of like buying a new snow blower, we have a dry winter..lol. Have not made Curtis anything, soup or nuttin' as he has not felt like eating the past 3 days...I did manage to get some jello and dry toast in him. The gal did not have any scarring from the TENS. Kind of like having a complete facial peel only it is your entire body, mouth and private areas.

CEEJAY...we all have big plans for healthy bodies....sticking to them is such a different story. I am eating healthier, but exercising has gone bust.

Hello Java.

SHAD...welcome back home AGAIN...and please do post the butterfly.

CHELLE....don't push yourself on work or exercise...you know where that will get you...right in bed next to Curtis. lol

LAURA...hope your world is a spinnin' just how you like it.

MELLIE...in case someone is reading these to you, know that you are continually in my prayers...let us know how the tests come out. Love ya sister.

I am not going to jump back and forth to respond to last month's posts as I am taking chances as it is with MI hotshots here anyway.

Best be wrapping this up and getting back to the salt mines.

Loves and hugs.

annie175
02-01-2012, 07:00 PM
Thank GOD for geeky older (eldest) brothers....not the band brother....to fix my connection to my printer and ink issue.....now I can do my DSs and his fiance's taxes when they come up on this Saturday.

Sent Curtis to bed...100.6 temp and gut hurting...thinking he has the 7 day flu....I had that a couple of times when I was married...suffering...GOD love him...he is going to try to go to work tomorrow...he has lost so much in wages already...but as I tell him...his health is more important...cannot get him to go to the doc. Men, they are so stubborn.

Don't recall mentioning that Sam, her S.O, his DD and my grandbabe went to Penney's last Saturday to have pix taken...they should be so cute...the babe slept through most of them, but will still be so cute. Too much going on to remember what I have told you or not...please forgive me if this is a repeat....lol

Doing laundry and straightening up...not really too bad in here. Big boss from MI is leaving around 10 am tomorrow...can you say...relieved....he makes me so d*mn mad and upset...he is such a d*ck. Hopefully the rumors that are going around will come true. We will report to KY and they will report to OH....welcome to my world MI bosses....I HOPE YOU SUFFER...that is sad but I really do hope they suffer. God save my soul.

Getting off of here...just heard the washer go off which means get my b*tt in gear...

love and hugs

Shad
02-01-2012, 07:48 PM
Morning all,
Come in here (3fc) for a sanity check. Geez they are a whinging lot around here at times. Some of them are so stressed, that if you poked them with a pin they would probably take off and fly for miles. So interesting the human race. NOT.

But enough about work. The butterfly pics will have to wait until I can load them into the home computer, this one does not allow me to edit, unless I can find the back door again and get in that way. I am fairly certain now that it was a Pale Green Triangle I saw, and I looked it up on Google and the attached are what I found.

It was extremely wet up in Yarrabee and there was mud absolutely everywhere. I had to drive through flood water at one point but there was road crew there to tell me the depth of the water and the best was to approach it so it was all fine. One bloke even stood in the middle of the bridge to show the depth of water. A truck went through before me and the poor guy got drenched. Lucky he was wearing his wet weather gear wasn't it. I was much nicer, I only created a very small bow wave, but even so the water probably splashed into his boots.

Got home to fine weather and a bit more action on the castle. It now has a roller door, even it it can't be rolled up or down yet. One day it will all be waterproof - now won't that be an achievement.

So I will be working from home tomorrow and then Monday starts my long trip to Central Queensland. Please make it stop raining for the next 4 weeks or so. PLEASE. I don't know whether to stay over weekends or not. At the moment it is not since there are not many places I can go due to flood waters everywhere.

Anyway, there is cake on for a go live for the BW section of the project. Better go get a hunk of cake before all the hangers on get in the road.

happy2bme
02-01-2012, 11:52 PM
Hello fine ladies,

DH and I might take a road trip tomorrow so don't know if I will get in to post. If nothing else will will go drop off some homemade chicken soup at my cousin's house. He might have done a bit too much ice fishing and caught himself a cold. I'd like to return the favor for the delicious fish he gave us and I have a large bowl of the stuff in the freezer that I hope he might enjoy.

Looks like they got the fireplace fixed. It even works with the switch on the wall. Only thing is DH says it uses a lot of propane and we are waiting on a tank refill so off she goes until the weekend. :( It's nice outside - things are melting a bit so we really don't need the heat right now although winter is far from over. We put out a couple of suet cakes, a thisle feeder as well as sunflower hearts and what started as 1 lone bird has grown to quite the flock. We have 4 varieties - chickadees, nuthatches, junkos and now goldfinches. I have a captain's chair - chair with arms from the dining room set that is quite comfy and we turn it to the window and both DH and I enjoy watching the birds. DH also yells at the pine squirrels which are also multiplying - we have 3 now as well as a gray squirrel or two. The squirrels are not as mischevious as they were down south but DH said they are running under the porch (no doubt to get the seed that fell through the deck boards) but he said they tend to burrow and we can't have that. Particularly since they show absolutely no interest in rebuilding the deck if they ruin it. ;)

Shad - I could totally relate to that poking with a pin business. For alot of people it's the state of the union / new normal in the work place. I loved the pictures of the butterflies - can't wait to see your actual photos. They look just gorgeous. I certainly hope this year is not a repeat of last year with all the flooding. And I will send some crossed fingers :crossed: that you have dry travels. How nice of the one fellow to offer his services as a human measuring stick. I've heard that in moving water only halfway up your tires is enough to set the car afloat and moving where the water wants to push it. Be careful there. How was the cake?

Annie - seems like the higher up you go in the organization - the more your name should be RICHARD ;) glad they will be on their way very soon. Just grit your teeth, smile and say under your breath I love my job, I love my job - just like my cohort used to. :D I prefer OUT DAHMN SPOT myself :rofl: Awww first family portraits - gotta be cute. Hope we get to see one. How nice of your brother to fix your computer so that you can now help someone else out with the taxes. And that's why I say this is what life is all about - each of us helping each other. Poor Curtis - he is hit BAD. Tell him that he touches food and even if it's wrapped, he can't go back to work until he's better. Although I know what it's like - don't work, don't get paid. However you know how some of these January bugs are - if you don't get them completely out of your system they just keep coming back over and over. Oh and have you ever popped one of the yogurt cups in the freezer and ate it like that? The creamier stuff is enough like ice cream to make a nice treat. Also a good way to get a little more life out of the yogurt if it's getting near it's end date.

Gosh there is something up here in the loft area that is triggering that blasted tickle and cough in my throat. It's almost enough to choke. I just dusted the other day so it's not that. Had the humidifier on too. I really think it's the stomach medicine that is doing it but I had such heartburn the other day that I really felt I had to take it.

Michelle - when will DH get his results back? How are you doing with the Java training? Did you decide whether you wanted to specialize or stick with a business?

So Ceejay - now that you are under a doctor's mandate - how will you go about raising the good cholesterol? Just through exercise? I saw there were some storms headed out your way. Hope they weren't too bad.

Hi Mary - sorry to hear that you are sick - hope it's just a cold and nothing more serious. Should I drop you off some soup too? :coffee:

Hi to Laura :wave:

Think I'm going to try and down some Nyquil - it always makes me sleepy and try and get to bed a bit earlier since we wanted to get an early start tomorrow. Night all... :yawn:

annie175
02-02-2012, 03:02 AM
Oh holy crap....2:30 am....cannot sleep...really nothing new...it is like this every night, however tonite or this a.m as it is, is worse...bad enough to turn the puter on and post...lol HELLA B is loving it as she gets an "extra" potty break in the middle of the night..mostly a bark spell that I am sure the neighbors do not like.

Curtis is a Hostess cake man, so EVERYTHING he delivers is sealed. He is going to try to go to work today/tomorrow. His temp tonite was 100.6. A degree less than it has been running, but still not good and with a temp I am pretty sure he is still contagious. He is such a good man and keeps thanking me for "taking care" of him. Ha, not much to it....keep the water glass filled, give him drugs and take his temp. I think I could be a nurse. haha


SHAD...I saved the pix of the triangle butterfly. Too pretty. Glad you are home to accomplish a few things before Monday's trip...I cast my spell upon you and the weather for no rain...let me know if it works.

HAPPY....I love my job, I love my job, I love my job.....my new mantra...so glad you do not have to deal with the Richards of the world anymore. You sound so happy in your new world, home, life....makes me a little envious. I will definitely try the freezer thing with the yogurt...just have to buy more first, somehow they have all dissappeared out of my fridge. I used to have a captains chair with my dining suit when I was married. Nice. Enjoy the beautiful birds...I could get lost in watching nature. HAPPY...I am so dang happy for you and your retirement. Bless you. The fireplace is worth the propane..I just love a fire...kind of a fire freak...i.e. the fire pit we have in the backyard in the summer time...so great.... How do you feel about company? lol....you make it sound so relaxing and peaceful that it might be a vacation spot....jk.

HELLA B just came back in and thinks she deserves a cookie for barking in the middle of the night. WRONG...go get in your bed and get over yourself...she is getting more and more grochy in her older age and growling and snipping at me more and more... I am NOT liking it...she may go to sleep permanantly if she is not careful. Sad as it is and as much as I would cry about it, it is getting nearer and nearer. She will be 12, Feburary 26. Now I know why I did not have an animal for 10 years...I cannot take the end. I am such an emotional bloke.

Breakfast meeting at 8 am at Le Peeps...with the a-hole from MI...he is leaving directly after the meeting...AMEN...might be worth a free breakfast...I will let you know. lol Had to do my performance appraisal portion and forward it onto him today....I am pretty sure he will not rate me highly as we do NOT see eye to eye on a couple of things that seem to be important to him which are very unimportant to my job...what a d*ck. He is former military and all the trivial stuff is what he gets hot and bothered by....he needs to retire. Unfortunately for me..my cards are on the table..I do not sugar coat ANYTHING...which is what it takes in his case...like please reply and comment...I usually say, send me the required information...he wants it like...thank you for replying...please send me the information required...thank you so much for your speedy response..really get over it....I know...comply..my job would be easier...I am too busy for the BS.

I am so believing in my son's "one kill a month" and get away with it...I have a list and ready to go...lol

Best get off of here and try to get a bit of sleep before the h*llatious meeting in the morning...

Much love and many hugs...

The wicked witch of the north..west...south...east..where ever you are from me...haha

Shad
02-02-2012, 03:52 AM
Here you go Annie Been feeling the same way myself today. Brick walls just aren't doing it for me today

diyana
02-02-2012, 08:28 AM
Good morning ladies -

Just a quick "hello" as I have GOT to stop procrastinating and finish (or at least start) my self-review. I figure I'll do that in the morning, and then in the afternoon, when the brain is fading (no comments from the peanut gallery, please), I'll do the CBTs.

Hope everyone has a terrific Thursday!

Love and hugs,

Laura705
02-02-2012, 08:47 AM
Morning all. I caught bf's cold. Caught me by surprise. No sore throat, just a lot of sneezing yesterday afternoon, and now a runny nose. I'm medicated, but still feel crummy even though this doesn't seem too severe.

Went to Pilates, had dinner and that was it.

We are out of nyquil, so I will buy some tonight, just in case. I also have to get a snack for Friday's book club. I said I'd bring something sweet. I might bring this little brownie bites.

That's all for me. Have a good day ladies.

ceejay52
02-02-2012, 11:13 AM
Laura
Glad you took medication for the cold. I hope you get well soon.

Michelle
Our bosses write's our review's. Not sure if I'd make it or not if I wrote my own. Good luck.

Happy
Yes the about the only way to build your good cholesterol is through exercise. That's the first approach the doctor's want. My sister says that low hdl is hereditary. She has built hers back up with a lot of exercise.

Annie
I still say the Curtis needs to go to the doctor.
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Most depressing news last night. My co-worker came in and told me to buy a news paper. I did and found out the city is 1.7 million dollars in debt. The mayor says he has a plan in action but that all departments will have cut back in personel. Oh me, something else to worry about.

happy2bme
02-03-2012, 12:07 AM
Shad - I remember back when you first mentioned a "salad sandwich". Trying to get my head around that. Was browsing some Internet things and came across this site. I thought of your immediately. Some of these look quite interesting.

Crazy Sandwich Cakes (http://www.thekitchn.com/smrgstrta-roundup-15-crazy-sandwich-cakes-164638)

happy2bme
02-03-2012, 12:11 AM
oops - upon further inspection it appears that many of the recipes are in Swedish :o - still they are pretty to look at and probably not that hard to replicate

Shad
02-03-2012, 12:21 AM
Oh yeah the Scandanavians sure know how to eat.

My salad sandwiches are much more sedate that that. Mine look more like the one below.

Talking pictures - here you go Annie

I'll be back tomorrow to do personals. At the moment I am in the middle of doing a document about the impending changes to Moolarbens SAP system after the second implementation. Rivetting stuff. I.m just waiting for Scotty to get back to me to tell me I am right - as I will (better) be

Shad
02-03-2012, 12:49 AM
Ones I looked at were in American (rather than English) :P

One is even called Panini Happy

ceejay52
02-03-2012, 08:39 AM
Shad
The sandwich looks good. Maybe I should try those. I eat very little veggies.
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I took the garbage to the curb this morning and :brr: it's cold out there. I'm not used to the North wind. I did get outside for about thrity minutes to clean the drive way of the bird drippings.
Also drove up to Blytheville yesterday just to get out of the house and check their gas prices and to clear my head. The gas prices are about the same as ours at $3.40 for unleaded.
I'm totally done with my neighbor. She called yesterday morning hinting to see if B and I were going out to eat at lunch. I did not say one thing because B and I had not talked about it. And then she started in on something else. I'm so glad I had another phone call coming in. Yes, it was B but I did not call my neighbor back to invite her. I'm tired of paying for her friend ship. That's what I feel like I'm doing any way. Enough cj they've heard it all before.
I didn't ride the bike last night. I'm a bit sore. But l'Il start back today. I like both of my new exercise dvd's for seniors.
I'm going to Walmart early this morning to pick up a few more supplies and then to the grocery store to pick up a few things. But first it's time for breakfast.

Laura705
02-03-2012, 10:21 AM
Morning all. TGIF. Another trying week. I am such a whiner. Pretty much been wallowing in self-pity the past few days.

Michelle Ė Hope you got the self-appraisal done without too much angst. We did ours last month, but will discuss the bossís review of us w/ her next week. Any word on dhís test results?

Annie Ė I hope you were able to get back to sleep and that the breakfast meeting w/ the boss was bearable. At least he's gone now. I hope that any changes in the company structure make things better for you!!! :crossed: I give way too much thought to my e-mails to make sure they say what they need to say and also come across properly Ė just too insecure I guess. So Iím sure you accomplish much more than me in a shorter amount of time!! :comp: But for your boss to berate you about it Ė do you get complaints, or is it just him??

Happy Ė Wow, those sandwich cakes look amazing! Yum. What an idea. Oh, and thanks for starting our new thread.

Ceejay Ė I hope the city budget cuts arenít too drastic. Best to distance yourself from that neighbor if sheís not a true friend.

Shad - Fantastic photos Ė the butterfly wings are so delicate!

Hi Mel Ė Get well wishes!! :getwell:
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Nothing much to report. Well, nothing good. I never received the electric bill in the mail, but I noticed the automatic payment deducted from my checking account was about 3 times what it usually is!!! :yikes: Okay, this is the one that would have included the Christmas lights, but I highly doubt they would hike the bill up that much. I think itís bf running two space heaters in the basement when he plays his keyboard (recently purchased) at night. :mad: Anyway, I need that bill to see if the meter reading was actual or estimated or what. I donít trust ComEd!!!

I also received the property tax bill (1st installment). Ugh. Everything is hitting early in the year. Boo. And finally, the wallet I ordered last weekend is not available Ė the e-mail I received said that their inventory was incorrect and they didnít have it. Lame! Oh, and did I mention that I neglected to use the rest of that Visa debit card by 1/31, and so on 2/1 it was expired (when I belatedly tried to use it up by purchasing two gift cards). So I phoned customer service and they are issuing a new one, but minus a $10 fee. Grrr. But better to lose $10 than the entire $47 and some cents.

After work last night I went out and bought a snack for book club (lemon poppy pound cake slices) and some Nyquil. Also caught a good sale on Puffs at CVS and one box I bought was plus the lotion so my poor nose could have a break.

Tonightís book club. I wasnít thrilled with the book, so it should make for an interesting discussion. The Lovely Bones is about a girl who dies, and the story is told from her perspective. I wanted more about heaven, and a better heaven, lol. I also didn't really think her narration of the story was all that interesting. I just think it could have been so much more.

The rest of the weekend is the usual stuff. Okay, so much to do, better get this puppy posted and back to work. Everyone have a good weekend.

:cheers:

diyana
02-03-2012, 12:05 PM
Happy Friday ladies -

TGIF for sure! Although today will be a busy one with work, then errands, then meeting with a website client, then coming home for more work in the evening (implementing new reports). This weekend will consist of website work, and then report work on Sunday. Hopefully both will go smoothly.

We should hear from DH's pulmonologist today with the results of the blood test and hopefully a diagnosis/treatment suggestions. He was coughing all through the night last night.

The Pet Expo, which we usually go to, is tomorrow. We're not sure we'll be going though. It's going to depend on how DH is feeling and how my back is doing.

Dang it all....I'm trying to finish this....and I keep getting interrupted by work.

I'll post more and hopefully do personals later.

Much love,

happy2bme
02-03-2012, 01:55 PM
Hi kids,

I slept in this morning. Not so much sleepy as I couldn't seem to wake up. I think it was a little bit of the Nyquil cold medicine I took last night to help me sleep and maybe a bit or two of sleeping off a bug that seems to be going around. I have found that I need more sleep when I am getting sick so if I give in to it, I can generally ward off coming down with a total cold. Even though I wasn't really feeling up to it yesterday, we did take a ride to one of the towns north of us. It sits on the bay of Lake Superior. I'm sure it must be nicer looking during the summer when the water is not frozen but in the dead of winter it was rather dreary looking. Particularly since it's a very old town - although those do have some very interesting architecture, particularly the old frame homes right in town. We stopped for lunch, drove around and then headed back home. Stopped at a Visitors Center which happened to be a Natural History Museum that was interesting to see. Talked about logging and fishing in the area in the late 1800's and what the white man did to the native Indians. White man bad! :nono:

It's supposed to be in the low 40's the next few days which is downright balmy here. However we still have at least a 6 inch snow base so that makes for lots of drippyness and although the ground is sandy and absorbs it, it's not exactly ideal conditions for treking around. However, DH is itching to get outside. Don't know what he's doing out there but it will probably involve some level of interruption to my planned activities ;)

We were going to have the cousins over on Sunday for Superbowl - just a reason to get together actually - although my one cousin came down with a really bad cold and I don't know if he will be feeling up to par by the weekend. I was planning on serving my precious delicious Portillos Italian Beef and Sausage we brought back from Chicago over Christmas. The beef alone is a 2-1/2 pound package which is alot of beef sandwiches. Not to be wasted so I will touch base with them tomorrow - if they don't think they will make it, I won't defrost the stuff. Was also going to have a small cake for DH's birthday which is Monday.

Michelle - I hope DH gets some resolution from the pulmonologist. I think sometimes a specialist is warranted - especially when the condition keeps lingering. I'm sure it must be frustrating to him to cough all night - it really disrupts the sleep. Did you get your evaluation done? I never did appreciate those for "the valuable tools that they are in employee development" :rofl: Smoke and mirrors... Will be a shame if you have to miss the pet expo - I know how much you guys enjoy that show. Hopefully if you both get a good rest tonight you can go for a little while tomorrow.

Laura - I can tell you that those heaters really make the electric meter spin round and round :lol: I always noticed the bill bumps up a little bit around Christmas time but I believe it's the outside landscape lights that add quite a bit to the bill too. Good luck having that discussion with the BF. Glad you were able to salvage the gift card - guess you make a good point to use them as soon as you get them and maybe not go with the Mastercard / Visa type and instead go with a store brand. As for the property taxes - I was looking at the old house in AH and was shocked at how much the taxes have increased :yikes: That's just crazy. Did not live in a McMansion but was taxed like one. I can only imagine what the fancier houses down the road pay. Need a second job just to pay taxes and utilities :lol: Although I think our gas and electric has been pretty comparable no matter which house we are in.

OH BOY :dance: :dance: :dance: They just delivered our propane so that means we have plenty of gas for me to run the fireplace! :rofl: Now that it's warmed up a bit (and believe me 42 IS warm) and we wont' need it so much. But I'm not complaining...

Shad - that sandwich looked mighty good. I am a big fan of the grilled veggie sandwich myself. What was the brown crispy bits on the bottom? Reminded me of falafel but I know it wasn't that. I scanned through all of the recipes for the cakes - about half are in Scandanavian - can't even guess to what the contents were, but I think all are a fairly basic recipe with some twists. Butterfly is quite pretty too. What a lovely sight to see a flock of them outside the window. Beats looking at the concrete and hustle bustle on the streets. Good luck on the doco - perhaps you should send me a copy and I can substitute it instead of the cold medicine at night :rofl: Have the rains let up any?

Ceejay - glad you like the new DVDs - they say any activity is good - find something you like. It's nice to be able to mix up the routine. Unless of course, you are a person who is more comfortable with routine. I like variety. I think it's time to move and get away from those pesky neighbors of yours :lol: Thanks for the tip on the cholesterol. My good one is pretty good but could be better and DH needs to improve his. I'm hoping all that snow shovelling he is doing helps. Bummer on the deficit news for the city. I think all are struggling now - hope it doesn't affect you negatively. I'm sure it helps to have seniority.

Annie - I hope you got some solid sleep. That insomnia seems to really plague you. And it's not like you are laying awake nights worrying about things - it seems like life is sort of calm (relatively) for you. Wish I could suggest something. Hope Curtis is feeling better - sounds like he still should be resting but ... the man on the job don't understand that. Did you get through your appraisal ok? I had a military type boss once - pain in the patooty times 10. Especially since we aren't used to that environment and those kinds consider anything less that 100 percent complance as mutiny. Stay under that radar is all I can say and THANK YOU for making me so glad I got out from under it.

I did see 2 jobs in the paper yesterday. One was an IT job at the casino which smacks of not a good idea for me :rofl: The other was a very low paying full time job not too far from my house. I am missing about a third of the qualifications but not sure what the candidate pool is up this way so I'd say I might have a 50/50 chance to get an interview. I am torn between should I work and get some benefits to save our money a bit more or heck, I've been waiting for this forever, let me enjoy life for a year. I wouldn't mind part time work - 2 or 3 days a week. Things are slow now over the winter - we'll see what comes up in the spring when things pick up.

I'm hungry - going to make me some lunch. Later ladies :wave:

happy2bme
02-03-2012, 02:06 PM
The latest from Mel...

NO CALL YET FROM THE DR BUT THE NURSE COMES EVERY DAY STILL.
I CAN TALK & MOVE MY ARMS MORE WITHOUT CHOKING!! LOL
THE COUGH IS SUBSIDING SLOWLY BUT SURELY.
I AM WEAK STILL BUT GETTING STRENGTH BACK IN MY LEGS.
TRANSFERING OUT OF THE CHAIR IS ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL.
IT WAS SCARY TO BE SO WEAK & DIZZY. GEEZ!!!
SENSE OF HUMOR IS RETURNING TOO. HA!
JEN IS A DRILL SARGENT WHEN IT COMES TO NURSING.
WONDER WHERE SHE GETS THAT FROM?!?!
RICHIE IS SO USED TO TAKING CARE OF HIS MOM FOR SO MANY YEARS BEFORE SHE DIED THAT HE SHOULD HAVE GONE INTO THE PROFESSION.
WHEN I GET A BIT STRONGER, I'LL RETURN TO THE CLAN.
DR SAID IT WOULD TAKE A FEW MORE WEEKS AND TO BE PATIENT. YEAH RIGHT!
HOPE TO GET NEWS SOON ABOUT ALL THE TESTS AND EXRAYS THIS WEEK.
LIKE PINS & NEEDLES. YUCK!!
LOVE TO ALL, MEL

ceejay52
02-03-2012, 06:01 PM
Happy
Thanks for the post from Mel. Sounds like she is getting a bit stronger.
Your body isn't used to all that cold. Hope you can knock our the symptoms before they get to bad. and Yeah for the propane. 40 degree's is still cool enough for heat.
I'm thinking I'll be okay at work. I'll just tough it out till I know for sure.

Laura
I'm sure the space heaters are running up the electric bill but I'm like you I want to see the bill. Didn't realize that the bf played keyboard. I'm getting one when my federal income tax comes in. Got my state refund yesterday.

Michelle
Sending good healing vibes for your dh.

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News on the neighbor is that she texted me this morning stating that she was taking me out to lunch. I was litterally shocked. Think that was her way of apologizing. I'm still done with her as I can't trust her.

Good news is that my sister from Missouri texted me today at lunch and told me that her her son and his wife are expecting a boy. I'm doing a happy :dance:

Shad
02-04-2012, 12:57 AM
So guess what I found in my garden when I woke up this morning.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/AutumnfloweringOrchids1.jpg

Don't know what it is called since the last time the orchids were repotted, the guy who was doing them took all the labels out and didn't keep them separate for each pot. This could be one of three or four different labels.

Hot and sticky here today. Started off without a cloud in the sky but soon clouded over and became humid. We are picking a late storm, but maybe not.

Ceejay - you should be eating veges. As often as possible. We have billboards here urging us to eat our five and two. That's five veges and two fruits per day. Some of the time I manage it well. Other days are a write off.

Happy - thanks for putting up Mel's letter - it's good to hear that she is getting better.
I think that pink stuff on the bottom of the sandwich is poached salmon, the white stuff is probably cottage cheese. or cream cheese. Don't know why yours came out in a foreign language, my version of your link is solidly English.

Michelle - hope you got some good results back from the DH's tests. Sorry to hear you may miss the pet expo. Pity my niece is not over there. You'd never have got her out of it.

Laura - power bills yuk. Mine have come down since I installed the solar water heater. I'm hoping to get the solar power done this year, but it will need to wait for the winter period. Not fair to the guys on the roof to have to work in that heat.

Okay - back to helping the DS2 out in the castle. Nearly watertight now. He is putting a roller door on the front as we speak. Better get out there before he drops it on his toes.

ceejay52
02-04-2012, 11:30 AM
Shad
The orchids are beautiful. That would have made my day to find these as well. Some of my flowers are coming up but the may get frost bit before Sping finally arrives.
I love fruit so that's not a problem, but I have to work on getting in my veggies.

Happy
Go for the jobs.

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I slept late this morning. I thought I heard rumbles of thunder but I rolled over and went back to sleep. I must of been in a deep, deep sleep cause I'm a bit groggy this morning.
I need to run some errands a little later and then make some meals for the following work week which starts tomorrow.

happy2bme
02-04-2012, 12:35 PM
Good morning ladies,

Gee those orchids are pretty Shad. I can't imagine living in a tropical place with such gorgeous flowers all about. I will miss the spring blossoms down south but not the sinus problems that come with them. It's good to hear that progress is being made on the castle. With all that rain, you most certainly need a door to close up the place.

Ceejay - with this be your first great-nephew? Now you and Annie will be able to do all the baby cuddling for the group :lol:

It's bright and sunny out there and relatively mild for the next 2 days. With alot of the snow melting I'm thinking it's not a good idea to take a ride on the ATV - especially with 2 of us on one - might increase the chances of getting stuck. :lol: I will have to do something outside, even if it's just sitting on the deck watching the birds feed. We decided to cancel and reschedule our Superbowl party - my one cousin is still sick but on the mend and now his son is coming down with it. I woke up this morning not feeling too great myself - the same way DH felt yesterday. Hoping it's just a 24 hour thing and will pass quickly.

Nothing else going on so I'll sign off and get productive. Have a good weekend chicks...

Shad
02-05-2012, 01:34 AM
Today's offering
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/orchids004-a.jpg

Just popped open this morning and there are two spikes each with about 7 flowers on them. So this one will be around for a while.

Can't hang about sorry. Getting ready for a week at Yarrabee from tomorrow which means a 3am start again.

Back for inspiration tomorrow no doubt.

ceejay52
02-05-2012, 09:25 AM
Shad
I love orchids. Thanks for sharing.

Happy
Yes, this will be my first great nephew. I can't wait till he gets here in June.
Sorry you have to cancel the Superbowl party.

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Back to work today and I'm hoping that the power stays on and that I get no phone calls.
Had a small bout with nerves this week end causing the tummy to get upset but that's better today.
Guess I'd better get on with my day.

Laura705
02-05-2012, 11:25 AM
Morning all.

Shad - Lovely flowers. Thanks for the pics. So nice to see the colors during our gray season.

Ceejay- so the baby will be a grand-neph. How exciting for you. Hope all is quiet at work.

Happy- sorry you had to cancel the SB party, but who needs the germs?! Sounds like there are already enough to go around between you & dh. Same for bf & I at the moment. I figured it was those ?!&@$ space heaters burning up the electric meter!! Yeh I'm thinking how nice it will be to get the mortgage paid off someday, but by then it won't matter- the property taxes will be the size of the P&I!!!

Michelle- did you get to go to the pet expo yesterday? Never been to one, but many hrs ago, bf & I went to the AKC shows here. So interesting & fun.

Hellos to Mel & Annie. ;). And Mary, are you lurking? Hope you're feeling better.
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Yesterday was the usual. Was planning to work this morning while bf slept away the morning, but wouldn't ya know it he was up shortly after me. We've both got congestion from our colds. His is worse however due to the "bubble" in his one nostril. Swears he's getting it removed soon...

We're finally getting out for our malnati's pan pizza today w/ bf's mum - yum. After that bf will go by a friend's to watch the SB, and then I will do some work.

Book club was fine in Friday. Sat. Bf& i watched the movie "Ides of March". It was good, though you might not care for the ending... I borrowed "The Lovely Bones" DVD from the library yesterday. Hope I have time to kick back w/ it after getting some work done this evening.

Have some laundry going at the moment so it doesn't pile up like it did for last week. Bf is pulling out two of our cable boxes & replacing them w/ digital adapters. Even though they are digital tvs already, the adapters will allow a decent number of cable channels w/o paying for the boxes, and that's all we really need for those tv's. Or so we say at the moment...

Okay, back to my reading, nose-blowing & aimless puttering.

diyana
02-05-2012, 03:46 PM
Happy Sunday everyone -

Finally, I have a minute (maybe even two). The report implementations Friday night went well. Yesterday, DH and I went to the Pet Expo, which was a lot of fun. We were both sore when we left, but seeing all those adorable dogs, kitties, horses, bunnies and reptiles made it worth it. :) Today we did the grocery shopping, and still need to do the laundry, a bit of website work, and getting things sorted out for a true start to healthy eating tomorrow. I picked up lots of good veggies healthy foods at the store.

I can't remember if I mentioned...but I went to the library last week and the items I had reserved (a Zumba DVDs and a Zumba video game for the Wii) had come in. They're lots of fun and great workouts! I've been using them as much as my back allows (about 20 minutes once or twice a day) because I have to return them on 2/8, and there's such a waiting list for both that I almost positive I won't be able to renew them. I'll just have to either purchase them or get back on the waiting list.

I've been thinking about trying meal replacement shakes for one or two meals per day to give me a jumpstart. My niece is a professional registered dietician, specializing in diabetics, obesity and bariatrics. She gave me several great suggestions, and I was able to find one of the shakes she recommends online and for 50% off, so I ordered some.

DH and I will watch the Super Bowl later. Not sure who we'll be cheering for.

Still no definitive answer on DH's lungs. The test results we have so far came back perfect. Hopefully, we'll know more tomorrow when further test results come in.

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Annie - Thanks for the tip on the Yoplait Greek yogurt. I hope Curtis is feeling better. Glad your brother fixed your computer/printer issue.

Shad - Sorry to hear that Yarrabee was so flooded. And I hope this week at Yarrabee is better and with much less whinging. I loved the gorgeous butterfly photos! And what gorgeous orchids in your garden!! Your salad sandwich does look yummy! It is a shame that your niece wasn't here to go to the Pet Expo with us. She would've loved it. :)

Happy - Is your cousin feeling any better? Have you tried our your fireplace yet? Bummer that your Superbowl Party got cancelled. I hope you, DH and your cousin's family all feel better soon. And I'm wishing your DH a Happy Early Birthday! I can understand your being torn about working to get benefits or just relaxing and enjoying retirement for a little bit. Thanks for sharing Mel's update on Friday.

Laura - Are you over your cold? I hope you're having a good weekend. Our December electric and heating bill was MUCH higher than normal, but we chalked it up to the Christmas outdoor lights and DMIL using more electricity and heat than we would if she had not been visiting. In your case though, it really sounds like those space heaters...they use SO MUCH electricity. Sucks about the $10 fee to extend the gift card, but better than losing $47. DH and I occasionally go to the AKC shows...but since those dogs have to look 100% perfect, you're almost never allowed to pet them. :( I'm not sure what you mean by your bf having a "bubble" in his nostril, and if it's gross, I prolly don't want to know. But he should have it removed. Years ago, I had a nasal septoplasty (for a deviated septum) and they trimmed some of the tissues on the inside of the nose so I could breathe better, and it helped a lot. Lou Malnati's today? Wish I could meet up with you. I just LOVE Lou's pizza. Glad you had a nice time at Book Club. "Ides of March" rings a bell...but don't know much about it. Sounds like your afternoon of laundry and work will be a lot like mine...though we're going to have an early dinner and then watch the Super Bowl.

Ceejay - Our bosses have the ultimate say in our reviews...but we have to do a self-review first to provide them with justification as to how we met our pre-defined goals and show specific examples of how awesome we are. Then they come back and tell us whether or not we deserve a raise. I'm glad you like your new exercise DVDs. If you do them regularly, you should definitely raise your good cholesterol. I hope the city's deficit doesn't affect your job at all. Congrats on the new great-nephew on the way!! I'm not that great about eating my veggies, especially in the winter...but I did get some this week and will definitely strive for 5 and 2, as Shad says.

Mel - I'm glad to hear that your able to talk and move your arms a bit more, and that the cough is subsiding. Definitely listen to the doctor and continue to rest as much as possible, even though you're starting to get a little energy back. You definitely don't want a relapse. Sending you lots of get well hugs. :hug: :hug:

I hope everyone is having a great Sunday! And wishing Shad safe travels to Yarrabee!

Time to switch the laundry and get to the website work.

Much love and get well hugs to all,

Shad
02-06-2012, 02:28 AM
Todays Mel Message:

I FEEL A LOT BETTER TODAY AND BREATHING IS MUCH EASIER. NEXT LONG WEEKEND YOU HAVE I AM SURE WE CAN TALK. LUCKY YOU!!! HA!!

I CALLED THE NURSE AND SHE SAID EVERYONE WAS HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS SO FAR....BUT SHE IS UNSURE IF THAT INCLUDED THE LAST SET OF PICTURES. WRF!!

I AM PRETENDING EVERYTHING IS OK AND JUST GOING ON MY MERRY WAY ON THE ROAD TO WELLNESS. I AM A BIT SHORT WINDED AND COUGH BUT NOTHING LIKE IT WAS BEFORE. MOVING ABOUT TIRES ME BUT THAT WILL PASS IN TIME. FUNNY HOW THE ARMS ARE SO INVOLVED IN MY SITUATION. TYPING CAUSES TIREDNESS & COUGING. WTF IS THAT?!?!

ANYWAY....HOPE THE JOB IS GOING OK AND GLAD YOU ARE WELL TOO. THE FLOWERS ARE GORGEOUS!!! EVERYONE HERE LOVED THEM. I SHOWED THE KIDS LAST NIGHT. THE OFFICE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO GIVE ME. I TOLD MY BOSS A RAISE WOULD BE NICE!! HA HA

HOPE YOUR AREA SEES SOME DRYING OUT AND YOUR HOME STAYS DRY!!!
THESE PAST YEARS IS ALWASY FILLED WITH EXTREMES OF WEATHER. SOMEONE UP THERE IS MIGHTY PISSED OFF!!!

THINGS ARE GOING RATHER WELL OVER HERE CONSIDERING EVERYTHING. I AM ALMOST AFRAID TO BRAG. SINCE JEN TOOK OVER MY JOB OF ALARMS....IT ONLY RANG ONCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE KEEP LAUGHING AT THAT.

MY APPETITE IS STILL TERRIBLE. ONLY LOST 10 LBS THIS GO ROUND. BUT I NEED TO FIND SOMETHING FOR BREAKFAST. BEEN STALLING FOR THE PAST HOUR!

HAVE A SUPER WEEK GRANDMA!!!
LOVE, MEL


Can't stop. Dinner is coming up and I am starving. Could eat a horse and chase its rider.

Hotcupojava
02-06-2012, 02:39 AM
Still lurking and glad to hear some GOOD news from Melly Mel. And I just mailed her card on my way home, before reading this, too. Timing, timing, timing. I'm starting to emerge from my sickness as well. My coughing has lessened (I guess the steroids were JUST what the doctor ordered...uh yeah, he prescribed them) and I managed to force myself back to work after a week off. I've heard some neighbors talking about their crocuses being up, but it's too early to start dreaming of spring. I'm just looking for the silver lining here. Think positive Turtle. Think positive. :hug::carrot:

diyana
02-06-2012, 08:51 AM
Good morning ladies -

Despite going to bed a little later than usual, I actually feel rested this morning. :dunno: DH and I enjoyed watching the Super Bowl, the halftime show (Madonna) and the commercials. Granted not all of the commercials were gems, but there were a few memorable ones. :)

I've got to hunker down with more online training today, and for the rest of the week, until I'm contacted by my new Project Manager and officially assigned tasks for the project.

BTW, I saw this link and thought I'd share it with you. It's the 10 Worst Processed Foods for People with Diabetes...but I'm sure these are foods that should be limited/avoided by everyone...even those who don't have diabetes.

http://www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes-pictures/worst-processed-foods-for-people-with-diabetes.aspx#/slide-1

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Shad - I hope work goes well for you this week. Are you going to go home for weekends? Thanks for sharing the message from Mel. I can totally remember how even typing or holding a book would cause tiredness when I had bad pneumonia. I'm glad to hear she is resting. Too funny when the office didn't know what to give her as a get well gift...she said "a raise". :lol: I hope that even without much of an appetite, she's eating enough to get better.

Java - Glad to hear you're feeling better. I hate taking steroids, but they really do help make breathing easier when you've got a cold. With all the warm-ish weather we've been having (considering it's early February in Wisconsin), I've been looking to see if the bulbs are coming up. Honestly, I hope they don't as I don't want them to start sprouting, and then die if we get a big frost or snow.


A big :wave: to all! I'll try and check back later.

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
02-06-2012, 09:31 AM
Morning
It's a nice brisk day.

Shad
Sounds like Mel is getting to her usual self. Thanks for sharing.

Turtle
Glad you are feeling better also. Always good to hear from you.

Michelle
I'm not one for football. I don't understand the game. But glad you enjoyed it. Ugh more training.

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The latest news from the supervisor is that their shouldn't be any lay offs but we're having a to take 5% cut in pay. I can manage this. Some departments like ours is on a skeletal crew anyway.

Laura705
02-06-2012, 09:51 AM
Morning all. Feeling the effects of a Nyquil hangover - grogginess. Hopefully my tea will counteract it.

Michelle - Glad you were able to make the Pet Expo on Saturday! The foods mentioned in the link didn't surprise me, and yup, they are foods that most people - diabetic or not - should steer clear of. Yes, we went to Malnatis - yum. Love it. Speaking of love - they have the heart-shaped pizzas in their freezer. where they sell the ones you bake at home. Re the "bubble" - bf has a polyp of some sort in one nostril and it fills up when he has a cold, just making everything worse. Over a year ago he did a steroid regimen that helped it go down, and then by faithfully using the rx nasal spray for allergies, it kept the "bubble" down - up until a few weeks ago.

Shad - Safe travels for you, including no flooded roads! Hope the horse and rider steered clear of your place, lol. :hungry: Thanks for passing along another message from Mel.

Mary - Glad to hear you're feeling better. My bf is calling his doc for a steroid rx today since it helped his sinus issue in the past. Can't wait - I'm tired of him complaining. You'd think he would take some over the counter decongestent in the meantime, but nooooo.

Mel - Glad to hear you're on the mend. :) :) Keep up the positive thinking! :yes: :yes: :yes:

Hellos to Annie, Happy & Ceejay. :wave:
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Nothing much to report. Did a couple hours work last night while bf was off watching the SB with friends. Then I watched the dvd "The Lovely Bones". Didn't much care for it - they glossed over a lot of details in favor of enhancing the "afterlife" scenes. Pretty, but...I'd rather have more meat to the story.

Okay, better get this posted and back to work. Have a good Monday/Tuesday everyone. :)

:cheers:

Laura705
02-06-2012, 10:00 AM
Hi Ceejay - you snuck in on me. Well...very good news re no layoffs, but too bad about the paycut. In 2009 we had no raises, no bonuses and no 401k match, but now we're back to all of those since our company pulled out of its slump. A former co-worker's employer cut their pay substantially for quite a period and put them on a 2 week furlough, but that was reversed as well. I hope the cut won't be permanent for you.

diyana
02-06-2012, 11:26 AM
Ceejay - Bummer about the 5% pay cut, but if it means everyone gets to keep their jobs, I guess it's better than the alternatives. I'm not minding the training, and I love football - pretty much always have. :)

Laura - I hate Nyquil hangovers. I hope the tea helps. I hope your bf gets some relief for his cold/sinuses/nasal passages soon. Any fun plans this week? My Zumba Wii game is due back at the library on Wednesday, so I will definitely use it tonight.

diyana
02-06-2012, 01:18 PM
Happy - I nearly forgot to mention HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your DH!!! I hope he (and you) have a great day!

annie175
02-06-2012, 05:35 PM
Good Giggly Wiggly...it has been forever since I posted..well not really but since last Thursday or so....

Just seems like things get so busy and not time for what I love to do which is chat with you gals.

Babysat Friday nite with lil monkey man...he was so sweet. Sis and Chris went downtown to the superbowl happenings....as sis called home and said...it was *ssholes to elbows people...over 300,000 people on about 3 streets 3 blocks long...she almost had a panic attack until 6 ft.6 in Chris picked her up over the crown do calm her down...Needless to say, I babysat till about 2 in the a.m. Tis okay, the babe was perfect and so sweet...he loves his nanna.

Yesterday, Curtis and I took dad to lunch and then to the half priced bookstore...he didn't buy anything, however C and I made up for that. We bought about 15 dvds at 2 bucks a piece....older movies we both love and then some we have not seen yet. Then went back to dad's and sat and looked at photo's of momma when she was 13, 14 years old...Dad and momma met when she was 13 and he was 15. Too cute. Came home and watched the superbowl...went to bed a halftime....glad that the Giants won tho. Yep, there is a manning in the house. Slept in till 6:30, then was at work at 8:15, was the first one to work...everyone was partyied out from the superbowl.

Getting dinner on the table here in a minute...fried chicken, mashed potatos and peas...BORING.....but dinner.

Hope everyone has a wonderful evening/morning....

Loves and hugs.

ceejay52
02-07-2012, 08:32 AM
Morning

The rumors I mentioned yesterday are not true. But I asked another boss this morning about the lay offs. He said none in the water plant.

Annie
So nice of you to baby sit with the little one. I would difinately understand about sis having a panic attack in that huge crowd.

Laura
Are you feeling better?

Hello's to Happy, Michelle, Shad and Java.

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Looks like my left sinus is infected again. I really don't understand why this is happening. Took some cipro last night and hope this helps. Probably the changing weather.
Not much else is going on.

happy2bme
02-07-2012, 11:10 AM
Good morning ladies,

Yesterday was DH's birthday (thanks Michelle for the wishes which I passed along!) We had an impromtu girls day at the casino while the boys went and shopped the new Farm and Fleet type store that opened up down the road. DH then joined us at the casino. I came home and made fried chicken for the first time in about 25 years, mashed potatoes, corn and home made coleslaw - DH's request for his birthday meal. The fried chicken was ok, a bit too salty for me but DH liked it. We talked about how to tweak it up. It was very moist and he said it was better than the store bought stuff which was good because we don't have any of the fried chicken chains up this way. That's why I haven't made my own fried chicken in so long - once Kentucky Fried Chicken and those others opened shop, I put my frying pan away. The other thing about frying is the smell of the oil hangs in the air forever. I opened the window in the bedroom a crack last night and burned a nice candle in the kitchen to get rid of the smell. We went looking for my cast iron fry pan yesterday - didn't find it but did find my good non stick cookware set. Yay - I finally have pot lids for my big stockpots again! Now I need to rearrange one of my cabinets because I have all my good keeper pans to figure out how to store while pitching the older second set I had brought up here temporarilly. Looks like after a small break in the weather we are back to cold winter again. It will be sunny but much colder. Today DH was pulling back the trash and recycle bins - it's sunny but there are snow flurries in the air. We are supposed to have a big ski race here the end of the month. Don't know what they are going to do, we don't have much snow here at all - less with what melted over the last 4 days. I know they can make artificial stuff and often do but they better jack up those snow machines now if they will have to make a 10K ski run by the end of the month. I'm sure the lack of snow is hurting the recreational businesses that depend on skiers and snowmobilers too.

happy2bme
02-07-2012, 11:49 AM
and now to personals...

Annie - I know what you mean about losing track of time. We must be living in a parallel universe this week - I was looking at old home movies of the family and we had fried chicken yesterday too - although while for you it was routine, for us it was special :lol: Now I'm hungry. I also can relate totally to what Sissy was feeling. There is a lakefront summer festival in Chicago called Taste of Chicago. The end of the summerfest used to be the lakefront fireworks on July 4th. DH and I went one year and stayed at a hotel downtown. I will never forget being stuck in that sea of humanity and being scared for my life as some drunken idiots started throwing firecrackers in the crowd. When you are pressed body to body and literally can't move on your own, it's very frightening. I have been to outdoor concerts, parades, walked the crowded streets of downtown and participated in the daily lemming race that is the commute to the trainstation morning and afternoon - but nothing beat that crowd of a million people. I'm glad she was ok and Chris is big enough to be able to protect her. It's good that they can get out on their own for a day, I'm sure the baby is in the 2nd best hands of his little life with Nanna - as long as you didn't kiss his little face too much and give him a chapped forehead :lol:

Ceejay - sorry to hear the sinus is bothering you again. I have found that this time of year is the hardest to beat an infection. Just seems to keep coming back again. Perhaps try the neti pot - but make sure you boil the water first and let it cool down - reports of dumb people too lazy to boil the water getting a brain infection and blaming the pot :rolleyes: My sister was telling me that one needs to be very careful with facial infections like sinus and teeth - get them addressed quickly because it can lead to dangerous brain infections because it's so close to that tissue. Never considered that... I'm sorry about the pay cut - probably a good thing they aren't laying people off since you seem to be running with as few people as you already can at your office.

Michelle - any news on DH from the doctor? I hope you get some work soon - taking those courses has to get boring after a while - especially when you have been used to running from morning until end of day. That was a good idea to rent some new exercises from the library. One of the things I have been doing is checking things from the library and then if I like it (as was the case with a vegetable gardening book and some tapes), I will then look them up on half.com and see if I can purchase them used. They have alot of videos as well as books and in most (but not all) cases you can get them for substantially less than if you'd have purchased new. Some of the bigger vendors also buy new in bulk so if you are looking for something that came out 2 years ago, you might be able to get it new in the package for less than half price. I always compare the prices on half.com again the used section on Amazon.com to get the best price. Good luck with the diet shakes - I'm not against them as long as people are sensible and use it as a single meal replacement - or in my case a more substantial breakfast or just prepping your tummy to accept smaller portions. I'm glad you were able to get some good nutrional advice on them and find them on sale too :D

Java - sounds like you caught the January flu yourself. Just take it easy - after a whole week of being sick, you might feel better when you wake up but are still fighting off the cold and getting weak. Last thing you need is another round of it. Join us in some tea :coffee:

Laura - your BF's nose bubble sounds most annoying - that would make me crazy - like not being able to blow your nose completely :yikes: What is it about guys not wanting to take something to alleviate their symptoms? :dunno: Instead they make us nuts and whine, whine, complain until we knock em out with a pot :frypan: or :rollpin: :lol: DH was reading a series of books - David Rosenfelt I think was the guys name - he writes mysteries with a dog as a central character who helps him. He said they are very engrossing so if you get them - don't read them on the train or you'll miss your stop :rofl: So you've got heart shaped pizzas out there? Interesting. Not that hard to make I guess. I bought a frozen lump of pizza dough I found at Walmarts. I have 2 jars of the good pizza sauce I brought from Tennessee - will have to try a make our own soon but I'm thinking we stick with the regular round one. I'm trying not to be jealous that you have the good pizza :D

Shad - thank you for including Mel's note. I got a slightly different one. She was resting quietly - kind of got quickly overwhelmed when she tried to jump back into the fray so I'm trying not to more supportive than overwhelming. Sounds like you are in the thick of the heat and moisture up your way - just waiting on autumn to arrive and give a bit of relief the same way we are hanging on waiting for spring to get here. Your last flower post looked like it had sturdy, almost waxy still flowers. Have you had your training session yet? Seems like the word is out and they are RUNNING as fast as they can out to the mines rather than sit and be educated - poor you! I'll bet you get a sassy bloke or two.

Well I'm hungry - we found the real toaster yesterday - have been using the toaster oven to this point which is passable but not as good as the real thing. Think I might do with an egg, piece of toast and some of the fruit I bought but am not eating. Later girls...

diyana
02-07-2012, 01:31 PM
Good Tuesday to all,

DH stayed home ill today...just too tired and run down from lack of oxygen to drive into work. The rest of the tests came back all clear...so we don't have any answers. The doc told him to keep taking the antibiotics 'till they run out (3 more days) and then if he's still coughing and feverish to come back and they'll do more tests (either a biopsy of his lungs or test what he's coughing up - sorry, I know it's gross). :(

More training for me today. It's already shaping up to be a busy weekend. I'm meeting with a website client for 4 hours on Saturday to work on her websites with her. Plus, I've got to work on 2 or 3 other websites this week. With DH ill, we're not doing much anyway, and it's nice when the extra income comes in. :)

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Annie - Sounds like a fun time for Sam and Chris on Friday night. That would be a bit too crowded for me, but sometimes it's a lot of fun to be a part of the party atmosphere. Kind of like when they had the Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary parties here. I'll bet you just loved babysitting you lil monkey. What a great deal you got on the DVDs. I love looking at old photos. :) I got a chuckle that you and Happy fixed the same dinner last night. What a coincidence!

Ceejay - Glad there won't be any layoffs at your plant. So sorry to hear that the sinus infection is back. :getwell:

Happy - And I guess we've got to send :getwell: wishes your way too. I'm glad DH had a nice birthday. Yes, I can imagine that he and your cousin like Farm and Fleet. We get stuff there every now and then too. I hope you have enough snow for the ski race. Is the lack of snow hurting tourism? I would think that since the southern part of the state has almost no snow, that it would mean more people going "up north" to go skiing and snowmobiling. Luckily it doesn't take much snow to go snowmobiling. The people down here get out their snow machines when there's only a couple inches on the ground. Thanks for the tip about Half.com. I always compare prices between Amazon.com, ebay and Overstock.com. I'm waiting for my diet shakes to arrive. And I picked up some slim fast shakes at the grocery store on sale. Thanks for the tip (to Laura) about David Rosenfelt's books. They sound really good, and I just placed the first two in the series on hold at the library. Congrats on finding the real toaster!!

Big :wave: to Shad, Laura and Java!

And of course :getwell: to Mellie, Ceejay, Java and Happy (and anyone else).


Well, lunchtime is over...back to the training!

Much love and hugs to all,

Shad
02-07-2012, 04:34 PM
Sorry, haven't been ignoring you. Just flat out and dodging the mud and slush. Doosey storm last night which at least cooled things down somewhat. 36 is somewhat warm (102).

Training started yesterday. Good bunch of blokes but they forgot to take their rubbish with them. Next time I catch up with them I will remind them I am not their mother.

I'm feeling very tired and haven't done the exercise I should. Keep going to sleep and sleeping very heavily for a couple of hours and then wide awake for a while and then another heavy sleep. Pattern is very annoying. Hoping for better tonight as always. Meantime I'd better go get organised and get into the day. Back later if I am still awake.

Laura705
02-07-2012, 05:22 PM
Greetings everyone. Just a quick pop-in. Past couple days have been slightly nutty. This software conversion/implementation is getting intense - did I happen to mention that the woman working on the conversion piece is expecting a baby and her due date is the 19th of this month??!! Yes, she'll have to hand off to another what's left pretty soon, but there's a race for her to finish what she can.

I had my performance review today. The boss is happy enough with me, so I guess I'm happy too. Raise was somewhat underwhelming, but it tends to be that way unless you're up there in the "commendable" category. The good news is that there's a decent bonus to be paid this year. :)

Not going to the movies tonight. For one movie the time & theater didn't work, and for the other, I just didn't care to see it ("Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"). It just doesn't appeal to me, so I'm skipping it.
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Annie - I don't envy your dd and her S.O. being out in the SB crowd - I hate huge crowds like that. As Happy mentioned, Chicago always held their biggest event - Taste of Chicago - over the 4th of July holiday and so everyone - millions? - converged to the same spot for the fest and the fireworks. I went to that once, many many years ago, and I never did it again. Now the're separating the two events, so maybe someday I'll actually go see the fireworks... Sounds like you had a fab time babysitting and a nice time with your dad book/movie shopping. :)

Ceejay - I'm feeling better today than the past few days, thanks for asking. No meds yesterday and no nyquil last night, and no meds today either. :) Sorry to hear you've got a sinus infection. I hope you feel better soon. Glad to hear there won't be layoffs in the water plant.

Happy - LOL - both you and Annie had fried chicken for dinner! I'm not a huge fan of it, but when we do eat it, we get it from Popeye's. Otherwise, bf loves broasted chicken and Greek-style chicken, and we go out for that as well. At home, we tend to marinate boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Thanks for the David Rosenfelt book series tip. I like mysteries, and BF is always looking for new authors to read also. Re the guys not taking meds, but NOT suffering in silence - you forgot them driving us to this: :club: :lol:

Michelle - Sorry your dh is still not feeling well. Must be very frustrating to not know how to treat what ails him!! I'm sure by now he's thoroughly sick of being sick! :( You're certainly keeping busy aren't you? :) Nice you were able to find good exercise videos at the library. The selection at my library is so-so. Not very extensive.

Shad - Hope you catch up on your sleep tonight!!

Hellos to Mel and Mary. :wave:

Okay, back to work. Spent longer on this than I planned. :dunno:

annie175
02-07-2012, 06:48 PM
Hi ya girls....

Night posting drives me insane...I like to post in the morning at work when my brain is not as cluttered....however I am trying to watch getting on line to sites that seem to p*ss them off...lol

Sat in the dentist chair today for about 3 hour and 15 mins. Crown prep...he drilled on my tooth for an hour and half...good God...I was so over it. I go back at the end of the month for the final crown delivery...dreading the dentist....he did numb me up beyond belief...if I even cringed or jerked he gave me more novacaine....finally the entire right side of my face was numb...including my lips and chin...good stuff.

Dinner tonite was iron skillet pan seared fillets, oven steak fries and salad. I made a homemade red velvet cake for a birthday at work tomorrow and made a tiny one for Curtis...he is waiting to eat it til tomorrow...still not 100% since being sick...as a matter of fact his last stool had a blood clot in it....he now has a doc appt.

Tax refund is due back tomorrow....first refund I have had in about 4 years...very excited about it but it is mostly spent....all bills and things that need caught up....Home association fees, Hella Bs shots, license plates, mail in meds, oil change, blah, blah, blah...anyway...nothing left over. The bright side....had the $$ to pay that....YEAH...

Am excited...was at Menards (hardware store) they had their spring stuff out and got all of my seeds for gardening....come on spring and good weather...I am so ready and excited.

FINALLY...quit CVS permanantly last Thursday nite...got to dreading going in...so decided it was time to call it quits. Feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I just like coming home and spending time with my man. I am lovesick...lol.

LAURA...well at least your appraisal was good and you got a raise....which was probably more than my 2.5-3 percent....Preggers women do crazy things...be glad someone is taking over for her when she goes out cause probably what she has already done is not right....lol. Another bright side...you get bonuses...we do not get any anymore..

SHAD...been watching your news over there and I might say...keep you head above the water and avoid the yucky parts as much as possible...I will send a snorkle for you to use...lol

CHELLE...good grief...hope DH gets better and you find out what the heck is going on with him...how frustrating to have symptons and no diagnosis. Hugs to you and DH. Might be nice to be busy and be away from a sick DH...

HAPPY...ok, tonite was iron skillet pan seared fillets finished in the broiler..steak fries in the oven and salad...is that what you had going on tonite? Toast in the toaster oven is not the same as toast in a toaster. We have a toaster oven at work to do bagels, toast and english muffins...blah...I pass.

CEEJAY...hope all is well with you and your world of the chickas. I am too lazy to page back and read...gots lots to do tonite..sorry...

HEY MELLIE>>>>GET BETTER AND COME BACK TO US!!

Guess I had better post this before I lose it....everyone have a great night/evening/morning..

So much love and many hugs...

ceejay52
02-08-2012, 09:23 AM
It's a quiet morning and I hope it stay's that way. My last day of work for the week. And my 4 day week end approaches.
Rode the bike last night while watching the Biggest Loser. The guy that was eleminated just didn't get the he was a bragger on himself. Got a little hostile last night and his sister is going to cheer it on next week. Hope they vote her off next week.
My boss/friend pulled a fast one on me yesterday. I knew he was going to teach a class 1 waste water but I didn't think that I would have the opportunity to take it. Well, guess what, he brought the material over yesterday. I read and did math problems for most of two hours yesterday and I'm still not through. Will ask about going to class Thursday. I'd mentioned that I would like to get a class 1 WW license. He told me yesterday that after this session was over I'd have enough training hours in WW to take a test. That kinda suprised me--I'd always been told before that I was needed where I'm at.

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Annie
I understand about not wanting to post at night. Glad that C is going to the doctor.

Happy
I got to thinking after your post yesterday that maybe the nasal spray is the culprit in my sinus attacks. I cleaned off the end of the nose spray last night with alcohol before I used it. We'll see if this works.

Shad
Try to stay dry. We understand that life is busy.

diyana
02-08-2012, 09:40 AM
Happy Hump Day -

I'm getting increasingly worried about DH. He's home ill again today..which is not like him. He's just too tired and winded to drive. If he doesn't feel up to going to work tomorrow, I'm going to take him to the doctor. Maybe he's not getting enough oxygen despite all the inhalers and nebulizing he's doing. Between him and Miss Mel...well, I just hope they start breathing easier (pun intended) soon.

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Shad - Mud, slush and heat! Ugh! I had to do a double take on the "slush" though...because what we call slush is melted snow...and that's not usually present in 102 degree heat! Glad you have a bunch of good (if somewhat messy) blokes. I hope you are able to sleep through the night soon. I hope you're staying on high ground above all the flooding. Things really do look bad over there.

Laura - I hope baby stays put until the conversion is further along. Good that the review went well, and that you'll get a nice bonus! I find it's difficult to get up into the "commendable"/"outstanding"/"rock star" category. I'm not expecting much of a raise, especially since my manager has left the company (and he was familiar with my work and above and beyond the call of duty efforts). Oh well, in this economy...I'm grateful to have a good paying job that I enjoy. :yes: We went to the Milwaukee Lakefront for fireworks one year. It was incredible...but so dang crowded!! It's held at the same time as Summerfest (our 11 or 12 day music festival), but luckily the fireworks vantage point is far enough away that the crowds aren't combined...although the traffic leaving is usually a nightmare. Our little small town library is part of a consortium that shares books with roughly 25 other libraries...so the selection is much greater than if it were just our library alone. I put an item on hold, and the library that has it transfers it to mine. It's almost like Christmas when something I want comes in. :)

Annie - I can imagine how frustrating nighttime posting must be. Hopefully I won't have to resort to that. By the time I get home, the last thing I want to do is go on a computer. That sounds like an awful dentist appointment! I can't even imagine! That long in a dentist chair would do my back in...and it would probably hurt worse than my mouth. I'm glad Curtis is finally going to the doctor. Congrats on the tax refund, even if it is already spent. Our Menards had their spring stuff and seeds out last weekend...but I was too sore/tired to even think about it. I'll get some in the next week or so. Can't wait for spring!! Congrats on quitting CVS. Now that Curtis can help with the expenses, you probably don't need the extra $ or exhaustion. Spending time with your man is much more important.

Mellie - I hope each day finds you feeling a bit better and stronger. Please take it slow though. I've been there and know how easy it is to relapse if you overdo it.

Ceejay - Yay for your upcoming 4 day weekend!! I didn't watch Biggest Loser last night, but I DVRed it. I heard that Adrian was eliminated. He should've listened more and talked less..but I really think the two big troublemakers are Conda and Kim. And I even liked Kim a little in the beginning. But now they're both just backstabbing b*tches. I wish they could vote both Conda and Kim off right away...that would help the Red team greatly. Good for you for getting the training materials. I hope you're able to go to class too and get your license. Even if you're needed where you are currently at, it never hurts in this economy to have more knowledge, credentials and experience.

Well, back to more training for me.

Love and hugs to my Worldly friends,

happy2bme
02-08-2012, 12:04 PM
Hi ladies,

First off - latest Mel update...

NOT A GOOD DAY HERE!!

TALKED TO THE NURSE WHEN SHE CAME AND THEN THE DR ON THE PHONE. SEEMS LIKE I AM BACKSLIDING WITH FLUID BUILDING UP IN THE LEFT LUNG.
SO WE ARE BACK TO SQUARE ONE AS FAR AS RECOVERY AT HOME IS CONCERNED.

NOBODY IN, NOBODY OUT, REST, WATER, NO CLEANING, COOKING OR LAUNDRY.
NO FOOD SHOPPING....NO BUS FOR THAT MATTER. NO OFFICE OR MEETINGS.
I CAN VOTE BY PHONE BUT NOTHING ELSE. NO EXERCISE. NO COLD AIR.

USE THE INHALER AGAIN, TAKE LOADS OF MIUCINEX, WATER, WATER WATER AND ABOVE ALL SIT QUIETLY.

BUT NO STRESS OR EXCCITEMENT. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HE SAID I MIGHT LOOK GOOD TO MYSELF IN THE MIRROR AND THE OFFICE CAN SAY I LOOK AND SOUND FINE. BUT THE FACT REMAINS THAT INSIDE I AM A VERY SICK GIRL WITH A VERY "SILENT" ILLNESS.

HE IS HOPING NOT TO HAVE TO SEND ME BACK TO THE HOSP FOR IV PUSHED ANTIBIOTICS AND I WILL HAVE TO HAVE SOME NEW TESTS NEXT WEEK IF THIS BACKSLIDING KEEPS UP.

BP WAS 190 OVER 100 AND ROSE EVEN HIGHER. ALL I CAN SAY IS CHIT, CHIT, CHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TOLD ME THE MORE BACKSLIDING INVOLVED THE LONGER THE WEEKS EARMARKED FOR MY RECOVERY WILL BE. HE IS AIMING FOR THE END OF MARCH NOW IF I CAN SHAKE THIS AND GET MY LUNGS WORKING FULL TIME AGAIN.

TOLD ME TODAY THAT THIS HAS TO BE "ALL ABOUT MEL" NOW AND NO CONCERNS FOR ANYONE OR ANYTHING ELSE. IT'S THE AGE, WH.CHAIR AND THE MD WORKING AGAINST ME AND EACH TIME I FEEL GOOD I OVERDO IT SOMEHOW AND BACKSLIDE. HARD TO THINK POSITIVE THOUGHTS WHILE HE IS TELLING ME TO "THINK SICK". ROFLMAOFF!!!!

BUT HE SAID THAT IS EXACTLY HOW I HAVE TO THINK. OK....I CAN DO THIS!!
I JUST WANT OUT OF HERE BEFORE THE GOOD WEATHER COMES!!!

I'LL LET YOU KNOW IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG BUT NOT WRITING ABOUT THIS EVERY DAY AND BORING YOU GALS WITH THE DREARY DETAILS.

MISS YOU GUYS AND PLEASE STAY WELL. ADIOS FOR NOW. LOVE, MEL

Shad
02-09-2012, 12:00 AM
Thanks Happy for the Melreport. Damn and here I was thinking she was on the getting back to normal phase. Makes me wonder whether she ever got rid of that problem she had a while back or this is it back in a more virulent form. Poor Mel.

Sleep continues to elude, but there is only one more day before going home for the weekend so I will survive. Had a good bunch of blokes in today. They were the laconic, laidback aussie blokes that are always a good laugh. Need that for SAP training.

Michelle - my thoughts go out to your DH as well. He hasn't been well for quite some time and also doesn't seem to have gotten over the first dose of pneumonia. Hope someone soon can shed some light on what is the problem.

Annie - 1.5hours in the dentist chair :faint: Rather you than me buddy. Hope Curtis is also feeling a bit better. Do not let him rush into working long cold hours again until he is completely upright.
Fortunately I am quite a distance away from the worst of the flooding so I am not affected at the moment. This could however change with the fickle weather patterns we are having. Mind you much of the flooding is caused by HUMANS - because they will insist on trying to divert rivers and creeks to suit their own ends. Mother Nature will not be denied.

Ceejay - hope you enjoy your 4 days off and you manage to do a few Ceejay things rather than running around after uncles, friends and neighbours. A bit of 'me' time will not go astray.

Okay better get off and do some extra bits and pieces for tomorrows course - then get ready for going home. I had better do some washing tonight and clean all the office clothes which will stay in Blackwater for the weekend.

diyana
02-09-2012, 08:30 AM
So freakin' happy it's Thursday!

I am so ready for the weekend...even it won't be a particularly relaxing one. After work yesterday, my soon to be former teammates went out for happy hour. We've worked together for 4 years, and get along so well. It sucks that they "broke up the band". Oh well, on to bigger and better (hopefully) and hopefully we'll all still stay in touch...at least we're still working in the same department.

DH went into work today...even though when I left for work, he still looked quite weak, tired and like he was going to pass out. I just called him and he got there ok. I had offered to drive him, but he said he could drive. I'm really worried about him...unfortunately we won't know 'till Monday what the new round of tests show.

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Happy - Thanks for sharing Mel's report. I had hoped she was getting better. It sucks how if you overdo by just a little bit, the recovery backslides nearly to the beginning. And the worst part is...you don't know you're overdoing it until it's too late.

Mel - Sending much love, hugs and prayers your way, my dear sista. :getwell: :getwell: :hug: :grouphug: :hug:

Shad - It does sound like Mel might be having a much more virulent form of what she had in the past. Poor sweet sista. Bummer that you're still having trouble sleeping. It is unfamiliar lodging or an uncomfortable bed or just too darn warm? We have idiots here in the Milwaukee area who try and "control" Mother Nature by building houses in flood plains, etc. They're just starting to get smart here by removing the subdivision built in a flood plain and restoring the land to parks/open space; and in another area, there's a different example of smart flood prevention is they took out several miles of concrete river diverters that would just overfill and flood the area during heavy rains and reconstructed it of dirt and natural terraced open space so that the river may overflow, but it wouldn't flood the neighboring homes or businesses. I hope today's course goes well. The weekend is nearly here. :)


I'd better get back to it.

Love and big hugs,

Laura705
02-09-2012, 10:13 AM
Morning all.

Michelle Ė Iím so worried about your dh. :( I sure hope the test results youíre waiting on shed some light on his situation - finally. I hope you get to keep in touch with your former team Ė so sad they pulled you apart. Iím so ready for the weekend too!! It really feels like it should be Friday already, doesnít it?? Re the library Ė I suppose I should search their catalog on the website for exercise videos, because maybe itís more than whatís on the shelf. I know our library does interlibrary loans, but not sure the catalog shows whatís available from them. I have a feeling itís more like they check when youíre looking for something very specific. And I know that a budget shortfall put the interlibrary services to a halt some time back and Iím not sure if thatís over or not eitherÖ

Shad Ė How awful youíre not getting your sleep Ė that gets real old after a couple days. I woke up about 90 min. before my alarm today, so I might be feeling it tonight. Iím happy youíre not close to the flooded areas, and I hope it stays that way!!

Mel Ė If youíre reading this Ė and maybe itís better that youíre not! Ė sorry to hear youíve had a setback in your recovery. Hard as it may be, listen to the doc and do nothing!! Hope you get back on the road to recovery and are moving in the right direction soon! Miss ya! :getwell:

Ceejay Ė So youíre probably enjoying the beginning of your 4-day weekend right now. Canít say Iím not a bit envious! :D Hope you enjoy yourself. I think itís great that you want that license, and itís good to at least express that to your bosses, even if they donít think they need that right now.

Annie Ė Ugh, that session with the dentist sounds awful! BF just went back for his crown and something was wrong with it, so they had to put the temp back in and get a new one made. I hope that part at least goes smoothly for you. Youíre way ahead of me on the tax filing situation, though a refund sure would come in handy sooner rather than later. Good you quit CVS Ė if you hated going in, thatís for the best. You know what, my raise was, in fact, less than yours Ė they are being pretty stingey . Iím not a ďrock starĒ (Michelleís term) at my job, and since Iíve been at my company a long time and have a pretty good salary, I bet my boss probably thinks to herself that I already get paid too much for what I doÖ And sheís also probably counting on the bonus to keep me satisfied. Honestly, the way I feel right now with my job, Iím not in the mindset to discuss with her what I need to do to earn a bigger raise. And the way it works at our company is that the supervisor essentially has to screw over another employee to give a good-sized raise to another one. Right now, everyone in the dept is pulling their weight, so we're all likely getting the same very mediocre average increase. Not that anyoneís living expenses are only going up by that muchÖSorry for the rant!

Hellos to Happy and Mary!
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Nothing much to report. Work is busy, but at least Iím seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on this project. Not that itíll be all done after the cutover Ė plenty more work to be done. But itís been interesting I guess. Maybe itíll be more fun if some of the stress is gone after go-live.

Went to my Pilates class last night. Iím feeling very lazy this session. The Pilates is only once a week and while itís challenging to focus on working the core, itís not a strenuous, sweat-inducing workout. And Iím only doing one passport class per weekÖthe park district catalog came in the mail yesterday, so I have to decide what Iíll do for the next session.

Tonight is a hair appointment, thank goodness! Iím two weeks overdue for my touch-up, and I need the haircut too. Iím tired of my current (non-)style, but too chicken to do anything different.

Friday night Iím going out by my friendís house, and Iíll stay there overnight so we can get an early start on our mini-trip to Madison on Saturday. Looking forward to it.

Okay, Iíve rambled enough. Everyone have a good day. :)

ceejay52
02-09-2012, 12:55 PM
Laura and Annie
At least you two got raises. We didn't. The economy is really bad right now.

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The boss/friend brought in the paper and printed off the front page part about the city's finances. The Mayor's out look was a lot better than the other day. Things will be getting better.

I'm waiting for a friend to return a phone call. She wants to go eat pizza but she had some customers come in.

Been doing laundry. Last night I deep cleaned the living room and rearranged it. Would really like to buy a new carpet cleaner. And since my federal tax refund was in the bank yesterday I may do that. My carpets need to be shampooed.

Every time I take Cipro for this sinus infection I get a bladder infection.

Toyota keeps bugging me that the oil needs to be changed for it's 10,000 miles but I don't have that many miles on it yet. I've been wanting an excuse to go to Jonesboro so I'm taking the car into tomorrow. May go visit with my friend who lives there.

diyana
02-09-2012, 01:59 PM
Thanks to all you wonderful ladies for your concern about me and my DH. You are all so amazing! I'm so fortunate to have you in my life.

I decided to take tomorrow off. I was going to take tomorrow afternoon off to take Mischief to the vet for a blood test...but I asked my boss if I could take the whole day off instead, and she said yes. :dancer:

I'm meeting with a website client after work. Then spending the better part of tomorrow doing website work for at least 2 clients, and spending 4 hours with a client on Saturday. All in all, I should be able to send some invoices out in the next week or two to get some extra cash. :)

Laura - We're definitely hoping that DH's new tests shed some light on the situation. If not, DH might find another pulmonologist for another opinion. We have a nurse-friend and a radiologist-friend in CA, and they both want DH to go somewhere and get his oxygen levels tested today and maybe get an oxygen tank if necessary. They said it would NOT be good for him to wait until the test results Monday. I hope you have fun on your trip to Madison! Always nice to get together with friends.

Ceejay - I'm glad the Mayor's outlook is better than originally thought. Bummer about the bladder infection. When I'm on antibiotics, I eat extra yogurt to make sure I have the good bacteria in my system. Also, is cranberry juice good for bladder infections? I can't remember. Toyota is probably estimating that you have 10K miles due to the length of time. But if you drive less miles than the "average" driver, you could probably wait until you do have 10K miles on your car. Of course, if you're going to Jonesboro anyway...why not take the car in? Enjoy your visit with your friend.

Big :wave: to Happy, Mary and everyone!


Lunch hour is over...back to work for me.

Laura705
02-10-2012, 10:05 AM
Morning all. TGIF!

Ceejay - another Worldie ahead of me with getting their taxes filed and a refund received! Next weekend I'm getting around to that for sure! I keep tossing around the idea of buying a carpet cleaner even though we only have some area rugs and runners in the house. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend! :)

Michelle - Good idea re the oxygen - your dh should have that if he's having such problems breathing. I think he'd be so much more comfortable. Enjoy your day off. Even though you're working on your biz stuff, at least you're home and comfy and with your doggies!! :)

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies!
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Well, I arrived to the office to have the admin ask me if I'd received all the e-mails she had - 237 of them - from a vendor of ours who is in the midst of a systems transition. They are alerts that we usually get each month (but just one!) re our monthly invoice. But these went back as far as 2005, lol. At least they responded right away when I alerted them to what had happened.

Hair appt last night was fine. I have a bit of a very long bang now - nothing drastic, but we'll see how I like it and if I want even more next time I get a cut.

Today I have a few more things to test for this conversion, and then our team can get on with the final piece of it. Also had a messy issue come in yesterday, so I have to work some more on that. For now, it'll just be getting more information about the circumstances.

I'll be taking a sightly earlier train home today, packing a bag for the weekend, and then get back on the train heading out to my friend's place. Have to remember to get some cash out of the bank today - did I tell you that my debit card had expired at the end of Jan. and they hadn't even sent a new one? They said the new card would take a week. :yikes: I'm so dependent on that thing. I almost can't remember not using an ATM card!!!

Everyone have a wonderful Friday/Saturday/weekend. :)

:cheers:

diyana
02-10-2012, 12:01 PM
Just a quick check in....I'm busy with website work today...watching the snow come down...and hoping that the roads will be okay later when I need to take Mischief to the vet for a blood test. I'm also hoping it doesn't snow too much as DH isn't able to shovel or snow blow...and I'd rather not put my back through that. DH is seeing the pulmonoloist while Mischief and I are at the vet.

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Laura - Crazy about the 237 emails! :yikes: I wish I could wear bangs as I have such a high forehead. But I have such a bad cowlick in front that the banks never sit right. have a wonderful time with your friends in Madison!!

wishing all of us a healthy, happy, fun and safe weekend!

Much love,

happy2bme
02-10-2012, 12:19 PM
Good morning girls,

Seems like a missed a few days. When I last posted Mel's update I wrote personals and tried to post. The page kept hanging and then coming back with a web error. I saved the update on the clipboard and tried a few more times, this time getting a database error. Then I saw of FB they posted that they were having problems. I guess I forgot to come by yesterday. :o Not that there was anything particularly exciting going on - just grocery shopping. DH said the days are flying by for him too which I think is odd because we don't have junk to fill them up anymore. Just chores :lol: Oh I did get my fun box of kitchen toys yesterday. A new really big - turkey sized - roasting pan with rack, a pasta roller, (coffee) bean grinder, cheese grater and apple corer - all well made stuff on clearance. Can you tell my life revolves around food now? Ah but good healthy stuff and less of it. ;)

I got another note from Mel - mostly personal but she is trying to be a good girl and sit quietly like she should and get healed. There is still a bit of schmutz in the one lung, if it doesn't get better in the next few days she may have to be hospitalized for more tests. I have sent her all your love and good wishes.

Annie - I hope you got some relief for that tooth of yours. Once I had awful pain from a crown and it turned out that the new material was reacting to the older crown next to it. I had never heard of this before until I was talking to DH and he mentioned it. They had to change the crown material and all was well but it was awful while it lasted. And you might have a bit of an abscess that needs to be dealt with. You shouldn't have that much pain after a procedure. Hope you feel better :hug: and good for you for quitting CVS - you don't have much free time as it is, spend it doing the things you want to do. Like hugging Curtis :D

Laura - I hope you have a fun weekend with your friends. That would be a bummer about the library loan system suspended but that's how I remember it working when I lived up that way - they will search for something you specifically ask for but you have no way of going out and browsing. It was also like that in the town I lived in down south but the next town had a consortium and I often used their online offerings. There are also alot of web based videos - Self magazine comes to mind as well as the paid subscription to WW - if you could hook up your pc to your tv you might have more options. Also usually cable tv has an exercise on demand channel although sometimes those videos can be not so great. How did the hair appointment come out? There is a cute bob now with long points at the face and short to the nape of the neck. It's a really flattering look unless you have a terribly square face. Kind of updates the hairstyle without compromising length for those of us who need a longer style along the cheeks because of the shape of our face.

Michelle - that is so disappointing that there is something going on with DH but yet they can't decide on a treatment. Especially since you are close enough to the city to have good doctors. I would recommend my pulmonologist in Memphis but that's an awfully long drive :^: Hope he gets another opinion - especially since he seems compromised on the oxygen. Enjoy your day off although it sounds as if you will be quite busy all weekend. The extra money always comes in handy.

Ceejay - you might want to consider asking the doctor for another type of antibiotic if you have problems with Cipro. Some of them are TOO strong and cause other problems. And yes, it is cranberry juice that is good for the bladder. We have cranberry bogs all around us, in fact you pass one on the way to our house off the main road. I guess they are a big crop up this way. Hope you don't get any icy weather - looks like it's turned a bit cold for all of us around the country.

Shad - hope you got home ok and you are probably out and tending to the garden. How is Sunday the cat dealing with you being gone again? Hope you got right to sorts with the sleeping issues now that you are back in your own bed.

Javaturtle - hope you are feeling better too!

I'd best get off this computer. My cousin is feeling poorly and I told her I'd drop off supper tonight. She likes meatloaf, her DH does not so I'm going to make some extra from a good recipe DH had found and will also make a pot of chicken soup to replace what I gave them last week. Not sure I am up to making homemade soup noodles with the new pasta roller, but it's nice to know I can.

Have a good weekend chicks.

happy2bme
02-10-2012, 12:21 PM
Michelle - it's snowing hard here too but only the light stuff, last night was the fluffy stuff - hope yours is not the heavy lake effect stuff. Take good care of you and the DH. Hope Mischief gets a good bill of health from the vet too. :hug:

ceejay52
02-10-2012, 01:33 PM
Afternoon
Can't believe it! Neighbor called and asked to go eat pizza--ugh 2 days in a row-- but she paid for her's. I don't mind that.
I have a sinus head ache. I was in Walmart last night to pick up a few items, one being some Advil sinus aspirin type stuff and heard my named called. Looked up and it was the Mayor. He looked haggered, but he has had a lot of stuff on his plate.

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Shad
Think I'm going to take your advice and stay home this week end. It's cold and I don't need to be on the road. Hope you can get some sleep.

Happy
How nice that you are helping out your cousin during her sickness. That's one reason I'd like to be near my sis. My sis in Mo loves all kitchen items. She's an excellent cook. I thought about asking the doctor to give me something less potent. I think Cipro is the equivalent of Leviquin And that's the only thing that will get rid of bronchitis when I have it. But it dries out my sinuses really bad.

Laura
Have a good visit with your girlfriend.

Michelle
Be careful getting out this afternoon to take Mischief to the vet. Hope her blood test come out good.

annie175
02-10-2012, 09:57 PM
Good Evening Girls....

I feel so relaxed...I went to the women's center at St. Francis hospital south this evening for a deep tissue massage..since I am a member of the Spirit of Women at St. F. I got the 60 min massage for 50 bucks....I decided since I had use ALL of my tax refund catching up on bills that I was due a treat...I made it a massage...better than a food treat..so that was a plus.

This freaky warm weather has things blooming in Indiana, only to get froze out this weekend....dang it...but it has my sneezing allergies going crazy. It is snowing as I type...steady small flakes..it looks so beautiful in the streetlights...best of all...it is not sticking. I am actually loving it...go figure..I hate snow and cold.

Well blow me over...the trouble maker in the office put in her resignation. Her hubby got a job in Pheonix and her last day is March 9....so thankful...God answers prayers or whining in strange ways...thank you Jesus.

Baby boy and Kristen are coming home tomorrow so I can do their taxes...then I am fixing dinner for all of us to include sissy, Chris, Lil Monkey (of course I can NOT produce his dinner..lol), and Ainsley. I am thinking chicken cordon bleu, haven't decided on the sides. Probably strawberry something for dessert.

Sunday we are going out to baby boy's house as he invited Curtis and I for a Talipia dinner....too cute...he is so loving his life now. I am so dang happy for him I could burst at the seams. Kristen and Tater are both excellent cooks so I am definitely looking forward to a meal that I do not participate in. YEAH!!

CHELLE...so glad to hear the DH and Mischief, both, had excellent doc reports...AMEN...see God does answer prayers. Don't work too hard this weekend on website stuff and forget to take time for CHELLE...You got it?? Good!!

Shaddie...are you home now...enjoy your 15 minutes to yourself before going back to work...lol

MELLIE...God love you sister...take care of you...F everything else.

CEEJAY...see rumors are just that rumors...unless you see it for yourself...ignore it.

Happy...I have an apple/corer/peeler/slicer from Pampered Chef that I NEVER use...too much work..you can have it if you want it....just takes up space and have not used it in the last 10 years. Time flies in strange ways...yours is chores instead of work...I would rather do chores....lucky you.

Laura...237 emails sounds like my inbox when I have been off for a week..and all those emails are current. blah. Have a splendid time on your weekend get-away. I am jealous of that...would love to get away with some girlie time.

Well Curtis is in bed..work day for him tomorrow...Hella B is in MY lazyboy rocker asleep..all knowing she is NOT allowed on the furniture..but too cute to kick out...and really do not want to get bit...lol..jk

Signing off for now...gonna watch True Bloods.

Loves and Hugs...

Shad
02-11-2012, 02:26 AM
Afternoon all,
I have a new computer. It's brain is new and shiny and its keys are not sticking or falling off. I put some info in it and it all comes back with speed. Hallelujah. Do not ask how long it took to set it all up.

So I also have some new pics for you. While I have been away the orchids have done their thing.
Just look at them now.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/Tennozan.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/MagicFire2.jpg

There you go. No bad eh!

Annie - yes I am home. Better go back next week to pay for my spending spree today - ya reckon? The massage sounds nice

Ceejay - least she could have done was to pay for yours as well.
Have you considered that you may have allergies to dairy products? Often that sets off some pretty nasty sinus problems.
Between you and Mel - both know the mayor of the town - we are travelling in exalted circles! I should get to know some people in power.

Happy - I'm busy chucking stuff I don't use. Maybe if I shifted house I could chuck the lot and get NEW stuff as I need it. But I have just broken in my potato peeler and I better not throw that one out.
Thanks for letting us know about Mel. I haven't seen anything from her for a week or so. Mind you, I don't get to my mail that often from Yarrabee. Which reminds me - parrots. I'll get back to them in a minute

Michelle - so pleased to hear that both DH and doggie have some relief and a diagnosis of whatever it is that ails them. It must be a happy relief for both of you.

Java - hope you are feeling better. Can't have all my American friends coming down with flus and pneumonia.

Okay back to the parrots. One moment, photo coming up.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/CockatoosatYarrabee1.jpg

I found these cockatoos (and a few more) alongside the road to the Yarrabee mine. They were eating seeds from some sort of grass stalk. When I stopped the Ute and got out to take a photo they all took off to the tree. So I took a couple of photos to show you all. This is the best of them. There were probably about 30 odd cockies there. I couldn't get them all to sit still (and shut up)

Okay, time to feed the cat. Back later

annie175
02-11-2012, 08:26 AM
GOOD MORNING VIETNAM...JK...GOOD MORNING EVERYONE.

SHADDIE..I love love love the cockatoos..what a perfect picture...definitely include this in your book...that I AM DEMANDING you write/produce...really Shad you are missing a great calling in life....a picture book of wonderful sites entitled, Gorgeous PIX of Aussie Sites that my American friend has pushed me to write...lol....Can't wait to meet you in person...you inspire me.

Not much going on since I last posted...going to hop in the shower...go do errands, clean the house, make dinner for BB and BG, their SOs and babes...too excited....I am in heaven...I love it when my kiddos come home and bless me with their presence.

Have a marvy day/night/weekend.

Loves and hugs

diyana
02-11-2012, 08:58 AM
Good morning everyone -

Just a quick post before I head out to meet with a website client.

Yes, DH FINALLY has a diagnosis. The doc took a biopsy this time. DH has a fungal infection in his lungs and vocal cords that he got back in August or September when he was fixing an old, old, old computer that was full of nasty dust. The dust must've had some fungus spores in it, and with DH stirring all of it up, it got into his lungs and vocal cords. For the past several months, he's been getting secondary bacterial infections which the antibiotics would treat...but they don't have any effect on fungal infections, so that nasty thing remained. This new medication should take care of it within 5 days. He's supposed to go back in 4 months (or sooner if he's feeling lousy) for another chest xray and possible CT scan to make sure it's all out of there. From now on, any time DH works on old, nasty computers, he's going to wear a mask.

Also, Mischief's blood test came back close to normal...so she doesn't have to go back for 2 months.

I can't even begin to tell you how relieved I am! :D :yay:

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Shad - lovely photos of the blooms and the birds!!

Annie - So nice you got a massage.

A big :wave: and thank you :hug: to all of you for your love and support during this stressful time for me and DH.

Gotta run!

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
02-11-2012, 10:46 AM
Michelle
I'm so happy that dh has a diagnosis. Now he is on the road to recovery.

Annie
Good morning to you also.

Shad
Always love the exotic pictures. You are a lucky person. I had thought about asking the doctor if I could have some food allergy test done. The only dairy I eat is cheese and yogurt.

It's very cold this morning at 22 degree's but I'm going to meet with the uncles today at lunch. I'm not spending the night.

More later. Time to leave.

happy2bme
02-11-2012, 12:03 PM
Howdy kids,

First of all Shad I hope you don't mind but I reposted that fabulous bird pic of yours on my FB account. My sister will squeal with delight seeing that. I think she would love a trip down under although she hates flying. And probably would be freaked out by many of your giant bugs. But the birds she would love. Your orchids are sooooo very pretty - I am partial to the purple ones I admit. And so lush too - the ones we see here are rather delicate and fragile. I agree with Annie - please keep posting pictures as you can - your world is so much different than ours and I too love seeing it from your eyes. It seems wonderous - of course we forget the humidity and bugs and the stuff that makes it not quite such a paradise. I'm glad you got a new computer that works faster - too bad you had to assemble it yourself.

Ceejay - does this mean you don't eat ICE CREAM???? How could you not? :no: :lol: Hope you have a nice day with the uncles. I talked to one of my former co-workers yesterday who said the cold we are having now is pushing down to your area. As long as it doesn't bring storms with it. But by now I'm sure you are anxious for warmer temps. You are right about the antibiotics - I forgot - some of them are made specifically for lung infections. Guess those are the really strong ones. Hope you feel better.

Michelle- I am soooooo very glad they finally got a diagnosis and treatment on DH. I was wondering when someone would do a biopsy. That's a pretty quick treatment - perhaps my fungal infection was more nasty. But it will be nice to get back to feeling his old self again. That's really kind of scary how easy it is to pick up. Never thought dust could be so dangerous. And I'm glad Mischief got a good bill of health. Happy days ahead :yay: Don't work too hard this weekend - save a few hours for some relaxing.

Annie - I'm glad you took a tiny bit of the refund for yourself. You are always giving to others. I almost spit my coffee out laughing about your book title for Shad - probably because it's so true :lol3: Your latest FB pic of the baby is so adorable - and I love his outfit too. Is that how he got his nickname or did you find some clothes that just worked out that way?

Hi Java and Laura and Mel :wave:

It's very sunny out and very cold. So cold even the deer didn't come out to feed last night. It's nice in the house tho - the sun does warm up the insides and it helps having our fireplace working again. I'm going to do some cleaning then I want to look at our cable channels - we are pretty sure we are going to cancel them all - we don't watch much tv at all and what we do is one the regular channels. I just wanted to check the offerings to see if we wanted to keep maybe one channel. After that I am torn between reading my gardening books - I have a couple of really good ones or doing a little cooking - I was surfing the internet this week and found some sites with some really interesting recipes - all of which looked good. I also found my breadmaker cook book. I think a fresh loaf of bread baking will smell heavenly.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Shad
02-11-2012, 04:27 PM
Bread fresh from the breadmaker. Ooooooohhhhhhhhh yum.

My book will probably be title something like 'Bast*rds I have met' or 'Hardhats and Handbags'. But I could also work in the 'forced by American friends' somewhere in the dedication and since you will all be in it, then maybe you might rework some of the words - for when I get them wrong.

My computer is up and running. I started to load up the new printer last night only to find that the cable supplied doesn't fit @#$%^$$##. But somewhere in the middle of the night, I had a revelation of sorts and got up this morning to check if the old printer cable would work. Yup! it does. So that will go in today and I guess I need to do DS2's computer as well so he can print out his traffic infringements or whatever.

Today is promising to be hot, but the weather forecast is for fine and warm with the chance of increasing cloud and showers and the possibility of a severe thunderstorm later in the day with possible heavy raining accompanying it. Now tell me, does one really have to go to university for 3 or 4 years to give a forecast such as that.

Now I am going to paint you a word picture. I want you to imagine being in the vehicle with me and driving along the haul road at Yarrabee. Later in the week I will post a picture of the scenery and you can tell me if your imagination is good, fertile or the picture doesn't fit. Ready?

We turn onto the haul road. This is a road for trucks or rather road trains bearing 3 or 4 trailers of wet black coal or if they have tipped the load onto the stockpile, they are empty. Either way they are slow. We have 37 kilometres to go to get to the training rooms to work.

Okay - on our left as we move up to the 100K zone, there are piles of small flat top hills, these are created from the overburden taken from the land before the coal is exposed. We quickly move past these. All around us from then on is flat to gently undulating land. You can see right to the horizon which is sort of a dark haze in the distance. In the middle distance there are some fairly large trees a few dead trees, and a great deal of mallee scrub (small dusty looking bushes) dotting the landscape. The landscape is very green for this part of the world since we have had a lot of rain. Oooops a wallaby just jumped across the road, better keep an eye out for them - where there is one there is generally two or three or one hundred and three. The road is 2 lanes wide at this point and stretches far into the distance disappearing over the horizon. There are markers every kilometre telling you the distance from the security gate. This is incase of accidents and you can let people know you passed the 11k mark or whatever. On your right is a couple of big dams full of water. In one there is a bulldozer (Cat D11 for anyone who knows bulldozers) and another one on the bank, they are making the levy higher to store more water. Since there is no wind, the dams reflect the reeds on the edge and a whole lot of sky and puffy white clouds. These clouds for some reason are flat on the bottom and puffy above. Never seen the phenononem anywhere else but here. Just off to the left we go past some Brahmin cattle. They come in shades of chocolate, beige, white, and they have the distinctive hump at the shoulder and long floppy ears (cute).
Apart from you and me - and the cackling radio which we might have to use to ask permission to overtake the slow coal trucks - there is no other human in sight.

Okay - get the picture in your mind and later on in the week, I will get the real life stuff on the thread.

Meantime I had better go and get on with something and pack for a departure to the above mentioned wilderness tomorrow. Have a good one.

ceejay52
02-11-2012, 10:02 PM
Shad
Shucks, I was expecting to see pictures.

Happy
The weather men are excited. They are talking about a substantial snow accumulation. Hope they are wrong. But it's cold. Low tonight is supposed to be 16. As for ice cream, butter pecan is my favorite, I can eat it but it's not my favorite thing. Rather have the yogurt. I still have half a carton of butterfinger in the freezer.

Didn't stay the night in Paragould. I needed to come back home just in case that storm hit earlier than is being predicted.

I don't know what is in this room with me but something is making a noise. I'm going to investigate. It was a cricket..

Shad
02-12-2012, 03:50 PM
Morning all,
Obviously everyone is out enjoying their weekend and good for them. I am at the office en route for Emerald and Blackwater later today. No one else in here at all. Either I am very early or it is a public holiday or both!!!!

I suppose someone will wander in in the next hour or so. My team is spread across the countryside. Scotty is in Moolarben and the BigT is in Ashton or Austar, forget which and I am on my way north.

Not much to report from this neck of the woods. I still seem to have this cold in the nose - well I should rephrase this, I still seem to have the stuffy nose and blocked sinus that I came home with on Friday but didn't seem to have yesterday or Saturday. Could this be psychosomatic.

Had a mail from Mel yesterday. She was going to call me but her voice is still not up to it and she just ends up with coughing fits when she tries to talk. But she is feeling much better. I've told her to sit up, shut up, and cough it up when able. We can talk around her birthday which is early in March. Just thought I would drop that in so we don't forget it.

DS2 went to the Gold Coast for the weekend. Friends were getting married on the beach there. Being DS2 he naturally had to lose one or two objects. In this case, his house keys and his expensive sunglasses. Damn kid.

Other than that, things around here are just the same. I need to go out for breakfast soon. You could probably say SNAFU here. May have to think about getting the door locks changed but they have to get through the gate before they can get to the house.

Catch you all later - from Blackwater maybe tonight, maybe tomorrow.

ceejay52
02-12-2012, 04:21 PM
Shad
Mel and I are usually the only ones that post on Sunday's. I dropped by to see if anyone else had posted. Glad she's still able to do a bit.
Seems like there is a lot of people sick with pneumonia now a days.

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Nothing new in my corner of the world except it cold. Got down to 19 degree's last night. I came home yesterday due to the colder weather and a possibility of snow tonight and in the morning. I will have to wait and see if that materializes or not.
Went to church here this morning. I really did like the preacher today.
Had to clean up the kitchen and after that I'm making a pot of stew.
Each time I eat nuts the nuts sets off the diverticulum. I paid for it big time last night.

Shad
02-12-2012, 06:35 PM
Guess the answer is not to eat nuts then Ceejay.
Actually Mel said something in her note that she might just have to retire with you later in the year. :rofl: Can just see both of you together drifting in retirement. However Mel is really not ready mentally to retire completely. She likes to be able to do things for the old people and to be needed once in a while. Just not as often as she was. It would be really nice if she could find a job share person, but no doubt the housing people would not pay for two wages, scanty and all as they are.

Anyway, time to get some work done. Back later

annie175
02-13-2012, 09:43 AM
Good Morning Girls....

What a wonderful Sunday we had. Went to BBs house. Kristin-his fiance' fixed us dinner..Was impressed. Sauted carrots/yellow squash/zucchini/onion/mushroom. Baked tilapia and sweet potatos. I made Italian, parmesan bread in the bread maker and took it out. We had a great time played a lil Euchre and with their beautiful black austrialian doggie named Memphis. He is just a little over a year old, well minded but loves to hug you. He stands on his hind legs, puts his arms on your shoulders and lays his head on you chest...so dang cute. He was calling me Nanny by the time we left...lol.

My nose was running like a sieve this morning, had to take an allergy pill. This is supposed to be the last very cold day for a few...the rest of the week is in the 40's..I will take it.

Curtis is taking me to Fujiyama Steakhouse of Japan for Valentine's day. It is one of the restaurants where the hack, chop, do tricks and grill it all right in front of you. I am especially looking forward to teriyaki chicken and shrimp. YUM.

SHADDIE...thanks for the update on MELLIE...God love her...she just needs to go into hibernation until completely well...not just almost well. I think I got your picture story...curiously awaiting the real pictures.

CHELLE...such great news about DH and Mischief...yahoo!! The not knowing and waiting for results are the worst thing ever....don't forget to take care of YOU!!

CEEJAY...Indy wins..we got down to 9 degrees on Saturday night. Man o man was it cold and yesterday was not much better...I am so ready for spring...which BTW is only 36 days away...and only 33 days away for vacay for us.

HAPPY...Sam decided to decorate the babe's room in the monkey format when she was about 4 mos preggers and then immediately got it done...thank GOD as the lil man came at 7 mos preggers. The whole monkey thing took off from there and then for some reason there are tons of monkey clothes out for babies right now. A LOT of his clothes have some sort of monkey design thing going on.

MELLIE....hope you are getting better and better...no backsliding young lady.....hugs and prayers.

LAURA...hope you are staying warm...saw a lot of lake effects snow going on up your way....did you get much snow? Stay warm and healthy girl.

Better post and get back at it.

Loves and Hugs...

diyana
02-13-2012, 09:57 AM
Good Monday morning ladies -

DH is just starting to feel better. I suggested that he call the doctor to see if he can get a refill on the medicine because he's only got 2 more days left. He slept almost all weekend and still had trouble getting up for work this morning. I think the fungal infection was so deeply entrenched for so long, it may take him awhile to get over this.

Friday was busy with website work and doctor appointments. Saturday was busy with a website client meeting. And yesterday was just plain busy getting caught up with the usual stuff. I was hoping that the snow we got on Friday would melt, but it didn't. So first thing yesterday, I was snowblowing the driveway, and I'll probably have to do that again tomorrow since we're getting snow today and DH is still pretty weak. My back and my asthma don't like snowblowing very much...but at least we only had a couple inches in Friday's storm, and hopefully no more than 2" or 3" this afternoon/evening.

I was fairly tired by yesterday afternoon, so I did treat myself to a nice nap. :)

I forgot to mention the other thing I did on Saturday. I got together with some friends and former co-workers and watched the DVD "Inside Job". It's a documentary narrated by Matt Damon that chronicles the events that happened in the U.S. and around the globe that led to the financial meltdown that we're still feeling the effects of. It was VERY eye opening and enlightening. I highly recommend it for everyone regardless of income level, political affiliation, etc. It is not a political movie...there is clearly enough blame and responsibility to go around. But the most infuriating part is that the bast*rds who caused this mess are NOT the ones paying for it.

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Ceejay - Bummer about the diverticulitis. Did you have a nice visit with the uncles? Glad you enjoyed the preacher at church. Stew sounds really yummy. I really should make some. 19 degrees? Dang that's almost as cold as up here! Did you get any snow?


Happy - I love your signature line that you have found your joy again! I'm so happy for you, girlfriend! You really sound like you love your new life in your beautiful home. And I'm sure you'll love it even more when it warms up so that you can enjoy the gorgeous outdoors. :) Fresh bread from the breadmaker sounds wonderful!!

Shad - Your book titles are great! May I please have an autographed copy? Glad to hear your computer is up and running, and that the old printer cable works. Too funny about the weather forecast. What an interesting word picture you painted!! I'd love to see a wallaby in person. And their crossing in groups sounds like deer. When you see one cross the road, be on the lookout for the rest of them (usually a group of 5 or 6 not 103). Why is there a bulldozer in a dam full of water? Is it underwater? The Brahmin cattle sound really cute too. I've never heard of them in chocolate...just beige and white. Your descriptive post really made it seem like I was right there with you. Thanks! :) I hope your stuffy nose/sinus are doing better. I definitely think there are things in the workplace that makes us sick. With you, it affects your nose and sinuses, with me I feel sick to my stomach. Thanks for letting us know you heard from Mel, and the reminder about her birthday. Bummer about DS2 losing his keys and sunglasses.

Gotta run for now...I'll check in later.


Much love and many hugs,

diyana
02-13-2012, 11:48 AM
Annie - Wow! Kristin sounds like an excellent cook. Memphis sounds so adorable. Ooooh, what a nice dinner you and Curtis have planned for Valentine's Day! I love those kinds of Japanese restaurants! Are you getting the snow that we are today? I'm so hoping that the temps in the mid 30s the rest of the week will just make it melt. Of course snowblowing is really aerobic.

Laura - I hope you had a really fun time in Mad-town with your friends.

Laura705
02-13-2012, 01:21 PM
Morning all.

Shad Ė We have a new computer too. Hope I donít have to hear any complaints from the bf re computer stuff for a while. Too bad about DSís lost sunglasses and keys. Live and learn Ė hopefully. Nope, wonít buy pricey sunglasses only to have them get scratched up and left somewhere. Thank you for painting that picture in my head. Especially the part about the greenÖI need that about now, and didnít want to seek out a golf tourney on tv, lol. :lol3: Thanks for the update on Mel.

Michelle Ė Great news about the diagnosis for dh!!! Hope the meds wipe out that fungal thing in no time, or at least get him feeling much better and almost back to normal. Scary what was in that dusty old computer!!! :yikes: I suppose I better not put off the dusting, LOL. And to think I thought it was all just flaked off skin, haha/eeewwww. Glad to hear Mischiefís readings were up to snuff. Hope you didnít work yourself too hard over the weekend. Nice you took time out to get together with friends to watch the dvd. It sounds very interesting. We watched Margin Call last night and I think it was supposed to be a bit like what happened w/ Goldman Sachs, which in my mind seemed to kick off the whole crisis.

Annie Ė You sure know how to have good weekends donít cha?! How was your massage? I could use one of those. Definitely earmarking some bonus money for that. Now that Iím thinking about my taxes, I have one or two things going on that might hurt my refund possibilities. Boo. Have to start researching that. Nope, didnít get much snow, but that didnít keep Friday from being miserableÖcold, wet snowflakes being blown around by the blustery wind Ė GRRRRR Ė hate that wind! Also had the cold and wind Sat. but warmer Sunday, so at least the sun melted most of the snow. 35 days til spring Ė whoo!! Already the longer days are perking me up! :sunny:

Ceejay Ė Not fair getting so cold down by you. Mmm, stew Ė sounds good. Sorry the nuts give you problems Ė I love them and at least they have some redeeming nutritional value, unlike, say, potato chipsÖ

Happy Ė Baking bread Ė one of my favorite smells! Enjoy the gardening and cookbooks.

Hellos to Mel and Mary!!
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My weekend was very nice, just what I needed. Friday, after I gave the software project conversion person the go ahead for the final conversion, became so much more pleasant, lol. But I was still busy as heck and didnít get my lunch until nearly 2 pm. The best part is that the timing worked great because with the conversion going on, we couldnít access the new software to do anything and so my weekend jaunt didnít cause any problems with this project. The boss used the snow we were getting as an excuse to leave a bit early, but I was busy and barely made the 4:57 train. I got myself packed and bf dropped me back at the train for my trip to my friendís place.

We stopped on the way to her place so I could eat dinner, and then we kicked back and chatted. Her sis is now living with her, as are her sisís cat and two GIANT dogs. Wished I had more time to play with those two Ė so cute. Didnít get any good photos of them though, but I will at some point Ė the photos will have to have people in them too so that you get an idea of how big they are Ė I think theyíre both well over 120 pounds!!

We got on the road semi-early on Satrday and arrived in Madison before 10:30. It was nice we were able to check into our hotel room early. We didnít do any touristy stuff to speak of, except I did at least make D take the short drive to the state capitol building. Maybe Iíll post a photo. What I did see made me want to return again with Jim in nice weather to explore some more.

What we did do was some shopping, lunch, more shopping, shooting the breeze with the two couples also in town for the visit. Then it was dinner, the hotel whirlpool & pool, more chat, and breakfast the next morning. We didnít do anything special or eat anywhere special, but it was just what I needed when I needed it.

Ha, and the timing worked great from another perspective: BF bought a one-year old desktop computer and spent a huge chunk of Friday and Saturday transferring everything over. What a job! Except for a couple phone calls, I didnít have to hear the usual rants about whatever issues he was encountering, LOL. Bf had been complaining about how slow our old one was for a while, but I was resisting the purchase of a new one because he was using his laptop a lot. But for what he paid for this newer one, it saved having to buy a new card reader compatible with that new (photo) memory card I bought on vacay last year. And the nice big monitor bfís mom gave us didnít work right with our old computerís video card, so we didnít have to buy a compatible video card either. And itís got a lot of hard drive capacity, so thereís plenty of space for the big software programs bf's got loaded. I guess I should try and get the paper situation sorted out in the home office so I can enjoy using that new computer...

Back home Sunday I continued my de-stressing weekend Ė took doggy for a walk and that was about it. Read some of the newspaper, watched the movie Margin Call on dvd w/ bf, a bit more tv, and then off to sleepyland.
The boss is out of the office this week, so thatís nice. Plenty to do, especially get my workspace back in shape.

Okay, this is about as long as three separate posts, so I guess it makes up for Sat. & Sun. too, lol.

ceejay52
02-13-2012, 01:46 PM
Not much time today. will post more later. Awaiting the snow, sleet and freezing rain. It's all around us.

ceejay52
02-13-2012, 03:44 PM
yeehaw it's finally snowing.

annie175
02-14-2012, 01:06 AM
Good Morning...and I mean morning....12:45 a.m. Up and cannot sleep, watched Joel Osteen and now surfing the net and tube...

Taking Wednesday off to spend with Curtis but mostly to go through closets to declutter. The closets are the last things I need to get done...everything else is done....and that only involves 3 closets..got all the others done. AMEN. Curtis has the garage in great shape...BB needs to come and get his 63 Impala out of my garage making my garage completely done. Probably this spring.

BB found out when he went full Army in July that his commanding officier still had his request on his desk this past November so it had never been filed...so God only knows when or IF it will ever happen...BB told commanding O that he did not care what the H*ll he did with his request..sometimes his mouth takes over..hmmmm I wonder where he gets that?

Kristin...new dil to be...told me I could wear whatever I wanted to the wedding in whatever color I wanted except burgundy or green...opens my world right up cause I was having a very hard time finding a tea length dress in burgundy or green. I do not want a floor length dress as they are always too short for my 5'10" frame. Usually have to have lengthened. And get this.....The wedding is going to be at the community building at the Putnam County Fair grounds (where the 4H fair is held every year)...I am sure the pigs and cows could care less what I wear...ROTFLMAO..as MELLIE would say. AND I am getting off very easy....the rehearsal is going to be there also as is the rehearsal (dinner)...they want delivered pizza...WHAT...OK...how cheap is that going to be...so I have decided what dollars I do not need for the rehearsal dinner that I have allotted for, I am giving to the kids to use where ever else they need to use it...just seems fair. BABY JAKE is going to be a ring barer. If he is not walking by then, the other ring barer is going to pull him down the aisle in a radio flyer wagon...how cute...however lil monkey will be 14 months by then and hopefully "caught up" to his age to be walking....and cooperating and liking the public eye...this should be VERY interesting.

CEEJAY...blah on the snow and cold weather...hope it doesn't cause too much trouble.

LAURA..your weekend sounds marvelous...I love just hanging out in another city not doing the tourist-y thing and enjoying a big bunch of nuttin'...shopping, eating, relaxing....what a great weekend to get away when BF is busy doing painful things...i.e. a new computer. Good on ya!

CHELLE...don't make me point my finger and scold you. Your health cannot take all that action..you are very vunerable and need to go easy on yourself...here I come with my rolling pin. lol. An inch or two of snow does NOT need snow blown or removed...just drive fast over it...it is all good...make a path...go easy on yourself....eventually it will melt. Hugs sista.

Hellos to SHADDIE, MELLIE and HAPPY!!!

Probably oughta TRY to catch some shut eye...even tho I feel like cleaning. Too noisy for Curtis I am afraid....

Loves and hugs.

Shad
02-14-2012, 02:44 AM
Afternoon all,
I had hoped to get the photos I wanted on the Haul Road this afternoon however there was too much traffic there at the time I left and the weather wasn't exactly right anyway. No doubt when I do get up to it, the cows will have shifted or the bulldozer will be out of the dam. But too bad. I went past the cockatoos this morning. There must have been at least thirty or forty all feeding on the grass seeds. I did not stop since I had a huge truck up the backend and I didn't want to interrupt their breakfast.

I think we are about to get another huge storm - some very black looking skies out there tonight. No doubt it will not rain until I run out to get my dinner and by the time I run back I will be somewhat wet.

Dinners here are huge. Last night I got lamb fillets marinated in rosemary and mint and served with baked potato and veg. When it arrived there were four - yep 4 - fillets. Beautifully cooked they were too, but I couldn't eat more than 2 of them and the potato and a few vege. Oh yes and there was a pot of gravy too. Enough gravy to do a whole roast of lamb. Ye gods. Chee Fong who was eating with me ordered some garlic bread and about half a loaf of bread came out - for one tiny person. No wonder there is a weight problem around here. I need to get out and do some exercise to justify that sort of eating. Tonight will be an entree for me rather than a main.

Michelle - good to hear that the DH is feeling better already. Just a pity he had to get so worn down before the medicos did something for him. I echo Annies warning about doing too much by yourself. Take it easy. What a pity we can all hibernate in the winter - oh wait, I would rather hibernate in the summer in this area.

Ceejay - take your snow and shove it. I don't need it any more than I need the 36C heat today. I suppose it is a novelty for a while.

Laura - sounds like you had a great weekend and a good time with the g/friend. We should all do something like that once in a while. Nice photos, does the building usually look that clean and white?

Well it might just be time to go and check out a drink before dinner. Maybe if I have enough I won't feel the heat or cold or whatever. So stay warm, dry, cool, in love and Happy Valentines Day

annie175
02-14-2012, 08:45 AM
Happy St. Valentine's Day My Worldlie Sisters! Hugs.:val1::val3::val2:

Laura705
02-14-2012, 09:57 AM
Morning all. Happy Valentine's Day! :love:

Ceejay - You're sounding all excited over the snow. I guess someone has to be, LOL. Be careful, especially if it's actually sleet and freezing rain. We had a small amount of snow overnight, but we're supposed to get the messy stuff today. Ugh. I wore my boots, but didn't bring my umbrella. At least my coat has a hood.

Annie - I hope you managed to get back to sleep last night! Awww - little guy as one of the ring bearers - so cute! Wow, burning a vacation day to clean and declutter - you're a better woman than me! :D But I'm sure you will feel a great sense of accomplishment once it's done. :)

Shad - That sounds like a huge meal! I know lamb is very common in your part of the world, but is it very plentiful and therefore less expensive where you are? Here we get giant portions at restaurants - unless it's something expensive - seafood, certain types of meat. Bf's brother took his mum out for a bday dinner on Sunday to a place we'd all been to and enjoyed several years ago. Unfortunately all but one of them had an awful meal that was way too expensive and she was just livid, even when bf talked with her more than a couple hours after the meal ended. I think what made it worse was that she was the one who'd chosen it... Oh, I have no idea if that capitol building always looks so white and pristine. It was a very cold clear day and the sky was so blue - maybe it just looked that way. Hey Michelle - do you know??

Hellos to Michelle, Happy, & Mary.
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Not much to report. I got so tired yesterday afternoon at work, it really dragged. At home I did a load of laundry and then just dinner and some tv.

We're going to see the movie "War Horse" tonight. Because it's so long - nearly 2 1/2 hours - and the theater times being what they are, we're going to an early showing. I have to leave the office a wee bit early to make the early showing at the theater that's not close to the house. Bf is coming with me, so that's nice. And at least we'll get home at a reasonable time.

Hmmm, nothing much else to report, except... it's doggie's birthday tomorrow - he'll be 9 years old! :) :) I usually bake hime some doggy peanut butter cookies - what dog doesn't love PB? :) :love:

Okay, back to the grind. The final conversion is done, except for one teeny tiny piece, so I can go back into the software and perform more testing. Oh joy. The woman who did most of the conversion is scheduled to have her baby today. She said the timing just worked out that way, but in addition to it being V-Day, it's also her hubby's b-day. I guess 2/14 will always be a big day for her family, LOL.

Let me post and see if anyone else has posted in the meantime. Have a great day everyone!

diyana
02-14-2012, 10:06 AM
Happy Valentines Day ladies -

I have a couple meetings today, and hopefully I'll get officially assigned and started on a new project so I can get a break from the mind-numbing training.

DH got the official biopsy results yesterday, which confirmed the pulmonologist's diagnosis of a fungal infection. It may take 2-4 weeks for DH to be near 100% as the infection was so deeply entrenched for so long. The battle of the infection and the antifungal meds are really taking a toll on DH's energy. He still feels horrible and like he could sleep for a month. He has 1 more day of meds, but the doctor assures him that will be enough since it will stay in his body for a few weeks.

DH has another theory about where he could've caught the fungal infection if not from the computer. At around the same time, he was in Missouri for work. It was right after the tornado wiped out Joplin, MO, and DH went to see the damage and see if there was anything he could do to help. He said there was still a lot of dust in the area, and a horrible smell, which I guess is understandable since so many buildings were reduced to rubble, and so much soil was torn up. There have been newspaper articles posted about victims and rescue/relief workers being exposed to fungus from the rubble and overturned dirt in Joplin. I told him that if he ever goes anywhere and there's weird smelling dust in the air...wear a freakin' mask.

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Laura - Glad you had a nice time with your friend. Those dogs really do sound like giants, especially compared to my 3, which are each about 20-22 lbs. Madison is a fun city. Lots of interesting shopping and fun things going on. I'd like to go there for a weekend sometime. They have an excellent farmer's market around the Capitol on the weekends in the spring and summer. Funny story about Madison. DH and I went there one Saturday morning, and were driving to the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum, which is on campus. We drove past lots of student housing, and there were parties still going on. A young girl crossed the street in front of us holding a liquor bottle and a "beer bong". I asked DH if he thought she was coming from a party or going to a party, and he said "YES!" :rofl: I haven't seen Margin Call, but Goldman Sachs was definitely one of the major players responsible for the crisis. I had to laugh about the timing of your weekend getaway working out so you weren't home to hear bf's computer rants. :rofl: Let me know how the movie "War Horse" is. I'm concerned about seeing it because I don't want to see much death (animals or humans) in movies. Happy Birthday to Coal!! Our dogs love PB cookies, please share your recipe. Sending good wishes to your co-worker on the birth of her baby.

Shad - Yes, the Wisconsin Capitol building in Madison is usually that white and clean. :) Sounds like the dinners are enough to feed an entire family! Sheesh! It must be so lovely to see the beautiful cockatoos each morning!

Ceejay - I hope you didn't get too much snow to make the roads bad. I'd definitely rather have a litle snow (but not so much that it requires shoveling) than sleet/freezing rain. As a general rule though, I don't get very excited or happy about more snow, but as Laura says, I guess someone has to. :rofl:

Annie - Bummer that you had a sleepless night last night. I hope you're doing okay today. Taking a day off to declutter? I hope you get to spend more of the day having fun with Curtis. I'm sure you'll look lovely at your DS' wedding! So nice that they're going for easy and economical. I'm sure baby Jake will look adorable as ring bearer. As for your scolding...I'm hoping that the inch of snow we got last night melts today, and that we don't get too much more this Wednesday night/Thursday morning. I really don't want to snowblow again for awhile. My back, legs and arms still hurt.

Happy - Do you and DH have any fun Valentines Day plans? My DH isn't feeling well enough to do anything...so I'll probably just fix a simple dinner and light dessert.


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

Much love and many hugs to my wonderful Worldly friends,

ceejay52
02-14-2012, 10:45 AM
Michelle
We did have some now but it melted as it hit the ground. Our weather men love to play up things like this. The south wind started to blow in our direction which really helped to keep the freezing rain to mel also. It could have been a mess. Your DH is probably right about getting the fungal infection while he was in Joplin. So glad they figured out what was wrong.

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Still nothing new in my corner of the world.

happy2bme
02-14-2012, 01:02 PM
Hi all,

Happy Valentine's Day ♥

Sorry I have not been posting but I have had a devil of a time getting into this site - it either hangs or is not responsive and I get a web error. It took me about 15 minutes to get to this point today.

I'm not sure about feeding the birds. The more feeders we put out, the more birds we get. There literally has to be over 100 birds out there. With all the trees around it makes for great cover for them. They sit on the feeder poles and wait until a spot frees up at a feeding station. The goldfinches and some sort of sparrow we haven't identified yet are sort of pigs - they just sit and eat and eat and eat and hog the feeder while other birds like the cute little chickadees patiently wait - take a seed and fly off to eat it.

DH and I went into town yesterday. On the way to the card store, I noticed a small shop that looked interesting. We stopped on the way back. I sure wish I had noticed this store a while ago. It's a craft and fabric store - mostly with a northwoods kind of motiff. They have tons of fabric there - stuff I much would have preferred to get to make curtains for the windows instead of the store bought stuff I had to settle for. Maybe I can justify making an extra set of curtains for the doors to the laundry room and back door - just to have something to switch off to. I could have spent hours in there - in fact DH said "this is the kind of place you go to with your sister where you can examine every thing". Little does he know how much money he saved by being there with me :rofl: Anyway - I will head over there one day myself.

Ceejay - glad the sleet melted. I see you have had your 2 snows for the season. Now it can get on with springtime. Have you given any more thought to retirement?

Michelle- I think these fungal infections are tricky. I wasn't anywhere near where they said you can pick up the one I had (caves) but apparently it can come from the river too even though I was never anywhere close to it. And because the lungs are dark and moist - it makes a great petri dish for the infection to thrive and harder to kill off. It will take a while but the antibiotics are strong and DH will be feeling better in a few weeks. I'm just glad they got a diagnosis at last. Kind of sad when you think about it that he volunteered for a selfless task to help out and gets rewarded with a lingering infection. :( I guess we take for granted what is really in the air and just how good of a job out bodies do keeping us healthy. Sounds like you need a good soak in the whirlpool. Or at least a nice hot bath at home with epsom salts to ease up those aches and pains.

Annie - sounds like the wedding is coming along nicely. Why can't you wear burgundy or green - are those her colors? I have this mental picture of toddlers running off with the ring at the wedding :rofl: too many pictures of Funniest Home Videos I guess. Sounds like she is having a traditional wedding - should be very lovely. And K sounds like a cook just like you. Yummy holiday meals going forth I bet. :hungry: How frustrating it must be not to sleep through the night. I would be quite cranky but you seem to roll with it easily. Is Curtis finally over his cold? I join the crew in total horror :yikes: that you would burn a precious vacation day to CLEAN. The only time I have done that is when company is coming and I have run out of time :lol:

Laura - you will have to let us know what you thought of the movie. That's one of the few ones I would actually go to the movies to see. Long though. I'm too antsy for that although I did sit through Avatar and didn't notice the time passing. Happy Birthday to Coal tomorrow - he is middle aged now, watch out that he doesn't try to rekindle his youth by picking up some young pup :rofl: Sounds like you had the perfect weekend meeting up with friends. I've heard that Madison is a nice place - hopefully you can plan another trip in the warmer weather to spend a weekend looking around town. Did you take Amtrack up that way? The one time I went up there to visit a friend in college I took the Greyhound bus.

Shad - sounds like your restaurants are getting Americanized in their portions. Perhaps they are just used to serving larger meals to those hard working miners. When I first met DH he used to work in a quarry and I was amazed at how much food that skinny guy could put away :yikes: Thank you for the visual you painted about your ride to work. I enjoyed that quite nicely. I have seen logging and rock quarries and it struck me how much green is around your area. But that makes sense - the stuff I saw was coming out of the top of the ground - with mining it's underneath so I guess the top ground can appear undisturbed. And don't forget - I want a copy of your book too - although narrated video would be quite nice also.

We don't have anything special planned for today that I am aware of. I asked DH the other day where he is taking me for Valentines Day dinner. He answered McDonalds? :dunno: and I gave him the look of death. I am half serious about wanting to go out and he is trying to ignore me but I am a bit tired of cooking and would like a break. Trouble is that most places are over priced and booked up. I will say nothing and see what happens around supper time :lol: I did my hair the other day. It's a 2 step process - all over color which came out a medium dark brown that covered the gray nicely. But it's sort of blah - needs the step 2 highlights which I'm not so sure of putting on myself. I hate that chunky look of the 2 toned hair and you have to take tiny, tiny strands to get the look I am going for. We'll see, might be today's adventure. Can't wait until April - I am going to the salon for a birthday treat and getting my hair cut (needs it bad) and properly colored. Might even throw in a pedicure too.

Anyway, best get off the computer and find myself some lunch. Happy Valentines Day to my favorite chicks ♥

annie175
02-14-2012, 01:22 PM
HAPPY...yep, I am taking a day to clean and declutter. I just don't have time on the weekends. Too much other stuff planned with family and friends. I like cooking and cleaning so it is actually peaceful for me. Hope DH took the hint and is taking you out to eat for VD. Curtis brought home a Papa Murphy's pizza and a bouquet of flowers last night. I didn't have to cook and smelled some beautiful flowers. Happy...you could make reservations at White Castle...or do you have one of those there? WC is taking reservations, putting on white tablecloths and candles to boot. lol Curtis is finally back to all healthy. Amen

LAURA...you will have to let us know about the move War Horses. Curtis wants to see it. I am not too excited about it. I heard the Vow is a good movie but a chick flick. Have not seen that one either.

CHELLE...between Joplin and the computer repair, DH probably got a double whammy of nasty stuff in his lungs....everything takes time...patience DH, patience..are you missing DMIL? When is she due back?

Hella B survived her shots last evening. She was none too happy that I made her stay in her cage in the lobby. There was another dog and a cat, not in cages that I am sure Hella B would of had for dinner. lol. I did not get the Kennel cough shot as I am not bording her anywhere. Sissy usually dog sits for me.

Better get this posted and get back to work...

Love and hugs.

ceejay52
02-14-2012, 02:08 PM
Happy Valentines Day

Happy
The goldfinchers that I've seen do seem to hog the feeder. I've been getting error's from this sight.

Annie
How sweet of Curtis to bring home flowers and a pizza.

Shad
02-14-2012, 04:43 PM
Morning all,
Another day, another restless night. Damned if I know what to do about this. I feel like death warmed up. Maybe I will request a change of venue for next week. See if that helps. It's not as if I am keeping late hours or anything. Maybe it is the vodka???? I have a can per night of a vodka mixed with lime and lemonade. Never seems like there is much vodka in it. Last night was some totally wacky stupid dreams. I don't usually remember my dreams but this one I did. Must be something on my mind.

Anyway victims have arrived. better go beat them into shape.

annie175
02-14-2012, 06:28 PM
Good Evening Lovely Ladies...

SHADDIE...alcohol ALWAYS makes me have wacky dreams....no fear you will get past this...lol

OMGoodness Girls...my man is so awesome....Diamond waterfall earrings and triangle diamond earrings for valentines day...also a bouquet of red roses, and sentimental card that made me cry and getting ready to go to dinner...I am OVERWHELMED....he loves me so and I, him....finally after all my life..I get to spend the last half of my life with someone that truly loves me, cares about me, and wants to be with me. I cried...he cried...so romantic.....

gotta get my act together to go to dinner...loves and hugs.

Shad
02-14-2012, 09:03 PM
From Mel

NOT SURE IF YOU READ 3FC BUT THE REPORT TODAY WAS GREATLY IMPROVED.
I ASM STILL HAVING UPPER RESPIRATORY PROBS AND AM STILL INFLAMED BUT THE LOWER LEFT LUNG IS MUCH IMPROVED!! YAY!! THE DRY COUGH PERSISTS AND THE TIREDNESS DUE TO EMOTIONS IS STILL THERE A BIT.
PAIN IN THE BUTT FOR SURE. CAN'T EVEN GET PISSED OFF WITHOUT WHEEZING!!!
WHAT MAINTENANCE MAN WILL BE AFRAID OF A WHEEZING OLD SCREAMING BIOTCH NOW?!?! LOL

MAYBE I'LL BE OUT OF THIS PRISON BEFORE THE END OF NEXT MONTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JUST WANTED TO TOUCH BASE AND WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY VALENTIONE'S DAY...GUESS YOU HAD YOURS ALREADY.
IS THAT JUST AN AMERICAN THING??? STAY WELL MY DEAR LIL SISTER AND BE HAPPY.
LOVE, MEL

As you can see, she is getting better.

diyana
02-15-2012, 09:22 AM
Happy Hump Day ladies -

DH and I had a quiet Valentines Day. He felt bad about not being able to take me out to dinner or do anything special..but it's more important for him to get better. And, quite frankly, I'm starting to feel like I'm coming down with something, so I'm hoping for restful evenings for the remainder of the week, and a relaxing weekend. DMIL and some of our friends were really mad at him for not taking me out to dinner. I told him that I would be really mad at him if he did. I want him to get over this infection that's been kicking his arse for the last several months.

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Ceejay - I don't mind snow that melts when it hits the ground (as long as it doesn't freeze on the pavement overnight).

Happy - Did DH take you out to dinner? So true about feeding birds...the more feeders you put out, the more come...and some are definitely piggies. I just love the chickadees and the cardinals. How awesome that you found the craft/fabric store! I love those kinds of stores, especially when they have a northwoods motif! If I had more time to make things...I could definitely spend a chunk of change in one of those stores! :) My aches and pains are a bit better this morning, so we'll see how the day goes. I've got a doctor appointment after work (follow up for my back procedures), and I'd like to do some Wii Fit after that. You are a much braver woman than I to color your own hair. I tried it once...and ended up with YELLOW hair. Not blonde - YELLOW! It was so bad. Luckily, my DH's cousin's daughter is a hairstylist, and she charges me next to nothing for a cut and color. Of course, I pay her at least twice as much as she asks for, but I'm still saving roughly $40 over what it would cost anywhere else.

Laura - Sending a big Happy Birthday hug to Coal!! How was "War Horse"?

Annie - Yes, I could see how you a day of cooking and cleaning would be peaceful and relaxing for you! You are one weird chick that way. ;) But you're right...it sucks that weekends are so short and it's much more fun to spend time with family and friends on the weekends. I'm thrilled for you that you had such a wonderful Valentine's Day! Curtis sounds like he loves you and treats you like the fabulous, loving woman you are!! I'm so very happy for you!! I'm so glad he's feeling better. Glad to hear Hella B did okay with her shots. DMIL will be coming back at the end of April or beginning of May.

Shad - Bummer that you're still having trouble sleeping. I hope that you were able to stay awake enough to knock some training into your victims. Thanks for passing along Mel's note.

Mel - I'm glad that the lower left lung is improving. I am sorry to hear that you're still having some respiratory problems. Please, please, please try and keep your emotions in check. I know it's not easy...but believe me, right now, there is NOTHING in the world worth getting so pissed off about that you start wheezing and get worn out. I do understand how exhausting it can be to be ill for so long. I'm sure you're really sick and tired of being sick and tired. Just please listen to the docs and nurses, and rest. Sending you love, hugs and many :getwell: wishes.

Time to get back to more training...I'll try and check in later.

Much love and many hugs to all,

Laura705
02-15-2012, 10:26 AM
Morning all. Only Wednesday. Oh well. At least it's payday!

Michelle – I’m sure now that there’s been a diagnosis, dh is going to be impatient to feel better. Hope it happens soon – that’s such a long time to feel that sick. I hope you didn’t get much more snow – you shouldn’t be messing with the snowblower! OMG, don’t your friends and DMIL know how sick dh has been, and that he’s still feeling lousy??? There’ll be plenty more chances to go out for a special dinner when you’re both feeling good. I sincerely hope you nip whatever nasty thing you’re feeling in the bud and are able to relax and enjoy your weekend.

Ceejay – Glad the snow melted. I hope, as Happy said, that you’re through w/ the snow now.

Annie – So how did the cleaning/decluttering day go? Sweet of Curtis to bring pizza and flowers. I got the flowers part from my bf - a beautiful bunch of roses in a bunch of colors. Very pretty. Wouldn’t have minded the pizza part either, lol! Awww - saw the rest of your V-day post – sounds like you had a very special first V-day w/ Curtis. May you have many more!!!

Happy – I can see how you might be having second thoughts about drawing all those birds to your house. They can make a mess. Our neighbors set up several feeders on their front lawn and naturally they draw both birds and squirrels and they’re always cleaning up seed from the lawn. You are a brave woman to be coloring your own hair! Then again, some people have the skills. Let us know how Step 2 ends up. My final appointment with my previous salon gal consisted of her correcting a blotchy highlight job she did, LOL. Thankfully, I have a wonderful person now. It’s worth the money. :yes:

Shad – Sorry you continue to have trouble sleeping. I say skip the vodka and maybe try something like Nyquil to knock you out...though remaining grogginess could be an issue the next morning. Maybe a really boring book… Thanks for the Mel update.

Mel – Sounds like you’re coming along. You must be doing the right thing (RIGHT????), so please just keep doing it! Miss ya!!

Hey Mary - you lurking??
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Everyone enjoyed the movie “War Horse” last night, including bf and I. I was expecting to have a rough time with it – you know it’s not going to be all sunshine and flowers - but maybe since I was prepared, it didn’t hit me quite so hard. Obviously war is a horrible thing, but for me not knowing all that much about WWI, it really did show how brutal it was for both humans and animals. But it wasn’t all dark, and there were many heartwarming moments to enjoy. I recommend it. BTW, it didn’t feel as long as it was. I made sure to not drink much of my water during the movie so I didn’t get antsy towards the end, haha.

Nothing much else to report. Today is a big meeting this morning for the entire company (annual kickoff). Tonight will be my Pilates class. It's been a week since my last exercise class and it feels like forever. Well, my friend and I did do some movements in the pool last weekend, and I actually did feel some muscle soreness the next day, so it wasn't totally nothing. This morning's walk to the train station was so nice. It's not very cold and I love getting the fresh air.

Okay, enough rambling. Have a great day everyone!

:cheers:

diyana
02-15-2012, 10:44 AM
Laura - I was really surprised that DMIL and our friends gave DH such a bad time about V-Day dinner. They do know how sick he's been and how lousy he's still feeling. I know there will be plenty of time once he's feeling better to have a special night out. So nice that your bf gave you flowers! So "War Horse" was pretty graphic in terms of human and animal brutality? I might have to skip it then. I hope the meeting goes well. Have fun at Pilates.

happy2bme
02-15-2012, 12:50 PM
Good morning ladies,

I sort of pushed DH into going to dinner yesterday and I wish I had taken his suggestion of pizza instead. Of course the steak places were all booked up - not that I wanted steak. I had suggested a Scandanavian diner chain here that has lighter meals and supposedly great pie but he nixed that. We wound up going to a place we frequent but their food is quickly going downhill. They make a great broiled cod which is what I should have gotten or even the salmon special. Instead I got fried shrimp and DH got bbq ribs and we shared entrees with each other. The ends of the ribs were very dry and the shrimp was greasy. I don't know what possessed me to get hash browns - probably because the only other option was mashed potatoes (which were so so the last time I had them) or french fries. It was a too fried meal for me and I didn't really enjoy it, nor did he. I could have made a better meal of coconut shrimp at home. He gave me a really sweet card with a personal note that meant more to me than any gift could. It's actually nicer - less pressure - since we decided to stop exchanging gifts and instead we agree on a mutual thing. Of course if there's something we really want - like my bug hat and bug pants for working outside - we just get it on our own. 40 years with this man and I still don't know what to buy him. :lol:

And it's not such a big deal coloring my own hair - she says since she can't see the back of her head :lol: - I have to admit that it's easier going darker then it was doing my hair when I was a blond. I would miss the darker roots in the back and never get them quite right. Also my hair would get fried because the salon stuff is much gentler on one's head. Although I think they have come a long way with the boxed stuff. I'm still not sure about the highlights - that I think I can screw up royal so I'm giving myself a few days to think about it. I figure if nothing else, I can leave the highlights on for only 5 minutes to just lighten a few strands. It would cost me anywhere from $125 to $200 to go to a salon so that's why I decided to color it myself. I could justify a twice a year special trip there for them to fix up my mistakes :lol: My hair is more than 50 percent gray on top and about 25 percent underneath. I'm not vain but the gray just makes it look like I have even less hair than I do and that's the part I'm vain about :D I don't know how it came about that I turned into an old bag :rofl:

Laura - thanks for the movie review. We might check out that movie when it comes to our little theater in town. I don't know that much about WWII either. Once the weather broke and there was a hint of fresh spring air in the air, I actually liked walking to the train and downtown to the office too. The roses sound quite pretty too. Happy Birthday Coal :hb: are you having a party or just tea and cookies? :cofdate:

Michelle - bummer that people were giving DH a hard time about taking you out. That's between the 2 of you. And he has been so wiped out lately. You can make it up later if you like. That's pretty interesting - how did you wind up with yellow hair? Was it that mustard conditioner? :lol: Actually some of the blond colors can be tricky. I hope you manage to get some extra rest and avoid catching any cold. Have you started with your new group yet or are you still mostly doing training? Or did you say you were trying to decide what your next step would be?

Annie - beautiful gorgeous earrings you got from Curtis. What a lovely surprise. I'm glad you found happiness with someone who loves you as hard as you can love back. We'd better keep up with the harsher thread titles because you seem to be on cloud nine these last few month ;) How was the Japanese steak place? As for White Castle - there is a running joke about that with me and DH. I personally love them - got a box in the freezer right now. DH will not go there. The few times we drove by he would make a silly excuse about why they were not open - funny enough that I would laugh and laugh. I have to sneak them in when I go visit my sister as there is one just down the road. I never did get to try the southern version of them - Krystals. I would have considered fresh Sliders a real treat :D Did you get enough cleaning done to make your day off worthwhile?

Shad - thank you for passing along the Mel update. This is really taking her down for the count. I'm almost afraid to say anything that will get her to laughing too much. I might pass up the vodka and instead have a glass of wine unless you have to pick it up and drink it in your room. Then you'd have to down the whole bottle at once - especially if you are partial to red wines - and that might not be so good. But if you can have one glass, it might relax you. Not that there is more than a smidge of vodka in the drink, it could be contributing to the crazy dreams - although maybe you are just worried about DS losing more things and your unfinished castle :lol: I admit to using the Nyquil cold medicine to help me sleep through the night but that's not a good habit to get into either. It stinks when the sleep gets interupted - especially since the class might notice if the teacher falls asleep at the lecturn :yawn: I would think being on the road and sleeping in many different places would tend to be disruptive too. Or maybe you are posting too close to Annie and her insomnia is rubbing off ...

Hi Ceejay and Mary :wave:

I need to tackle the clutter mess on the table - been saying I would do that for days. Now I need to make good on it. Have a good hump day ladies.

annie175
02-15-2012, 01:54 PM
Hidee Ho...

Working on the closets...only have two of them done, but then again I only had 3 to do in the first place...HOWEVER last but not least....my walk in closet...blahhhh....Curtis is taking a nap at the moment...been asleep for about an hour...he is about to have a rude awakening with my closet expedition. lol

Going to Sissy's tonight. She is coloring my hair (it has been 4 weeks already)..shueweee where does time go??? She is also cutting Curtis's hair. Not for free however...I am making my homemade pizza and breadstix to take over and cannot decide what to do with the apples yet. We shall see. I may even take a salad as I have all the fixings for that too!. One load of laundry washed, dried, and hung/folded. Got another in the washer now. Really also need to do a load of towels...amazing how you can go to bed with an empty laundry basket and wake up to a full one...I think it is the gnomes...the same gnomes that still one sock of each pair..lol No wait...if it is stealing it would be the nasty ole trolls....they are so bad...yes I am talking nutty....and laughing my $ss off....hahahahah...all the while of enjoying a bloody Mary made with low sodium V8 juice. Yes, that justifies it. haha

HAPPY....we call White Castle's GUT BOMBERS...I personally love them but cannot handle them...I can count on spending the next day in the bathrrom especially if I get the onion chips with them...OMGoodness...haha. Sorry to hear you VD dinner rather sucked. I hate settling for anything especially food. I tell you what...next time you go south...stop here in INDY and visit with me...sissy will do your hair for cost of product and whatever/or nuttin' you might like to tip. She works for food...literally...bring a pie...haha. I take over dinner on hair night.

SHADDIE...thanks for keeping us updated on Mellie. I miss her crazy posts. Sorry you cannot sleep, I know EXACTLY how you feel...I am up most nights and have taken to posting on 3FC with you girls lately. Try melatonin (natural herb), it does work...hey...maybe I should listen to myself...lol....don't know if it would be compatible with my anti-depressant.

LAURA...thanks for the review of War Horse...Curtis wants to see it..maybe I can tolerate it. I am not much into war movies or death and destruction. I think maybe after the beautiful earrings, I should probably give on this one...lol. I got him an expensive men's cologne, but no where compares to what he got me...kind of feel badly about it.

CHELLE...glad you enjoyed your VD and did not expose DH to more peeps or cr*p. Did you know one of the most germiest things is menus at restaurants. Research even showed fecal matter on them. I have hand santizer in my purse so after ordering, I use the hand sanitizer. Freaky that way, I am. I even have gotten Curtis and my Dad using it now. Better safe than sorry....

MELLIE...I love ya chickie and pray you are better and better each day...xoxo

CEEJAY...hope you day is going great....

Gotta get busy, got another closet to clean and pizza/breadstix to make....have a wonderful day/evening/night.

Loves and hugs.

Laura705
02-15-2012, 02:55 PM
Michelle - Actually, I wouldn't say the movie was graphic. When I said that one realizes how horrible the war was for humans and animals, it was just a reflection of me not previously having given it all that much thought or having much prior knowlege of WWI - trench warfare, mustard gas, what horses were used for. The meeting was fine - each unit reported its 2011 accomplishments/results and the their 2012 goals.

Happy - Sorry your V-day dinner wasn't all that good. LOL, no party for Coal, and maybe no "cookies" if I don't bake some tonight. Bf, however, wants to get Coal some kind of deer antler or something. I think we ran into someone at the Petco or Petsmart (I never can keep them straight) and said they were better for dogs than bones from the butcher because they don't splinter. Who knows, it just sounds awful to me...

Annie - Ewww re what's on restaurant menus!!! Enjoy your dinner/hair treatment at sissy's tonight.

ceejay52
02-15-2012, 03:41 PM
It's a rainy day.
Still not much to say. Just plenty to do.
Need to take the Rav4 to get the oil changed some time this week end.
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Annie and Happy
I've been thinking about getting my hair done but I'll probably end up doing it myself. Would like to have some red high lights. I'm getting rid of this gray.

Hello's to Laura and Shad. :wave:

ceejay52
02-16-2012, 08:58 AM
Hum last one out yesterday and the first one in today.

I got rid of the gray last night. The color I chose matches my original hair perfectly. Only used the root touch up to cover the gray around my face.

More later.

diyana
02-16-2012, 09:14 AM
Good morning, ladies!

Yay! It's Thursday! Tomorrow is my work from home day, though I will likely come into the office for a late afternoon meeting, even though I'd rather not. It's about a new policy/practice implemented for JAVA developers...and since I'll be doing JAVA development in the future...I should be aware of it.

DH is starting to feel a little better - less coughing, a little more energy - and we're both relieved that he's finally on the mend. :) I think it will be a low-key weekend for both of us. He needs to relax and I want to relax, though I'm sure I'll do some website work.

I am going to start weighing/measuring/tracking my food again, and exercise more. DH and I have also decided on no expensive vacations or major indoor or outdoor improvements so we can get our finances under control.

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Happy - Such a bummer that your V-day dinner wasn't all that good. So nice of DH to give you a sweet card with a loving personal note. Wow! You and DH have been together 40 years - that's so wonderful!!! At work, I am still doing training. It may be another week or so before I start on my new project. BTW, regarding Mel's condition and laughter...let's just say that when I had bad bronchitis/pneumonia and chest/lung pain...I wouldn't watch any comedies or let anyone tell me jokes. It just hurt too much to laugh and then I would have a coughing fit.

Annie - Glad you got at least some of the closets done. I hope you had a nice time at your daughter's last night. Did you catch your troublemaking gnomes and trolls? Naughty little dudes! That's really nasty about the restaurant menus! Yuck!!

Laura - We're having the 2012 goals meeting today. As for "War Horse", DH and I will probably see it either in the theater or on cable/DVD. I have the same feeling about deer antlers. I know that deer antlers are plentiful and are shed naturally...but it still sounds kind of "eewww" as a chew toy.

Ceejay - Hope you stay dry on this rainy day. We got rain last night, and that combined with yesterday's sun and warm temps...almost all the snow is gone. It would be nice if it stayed away until next winter. :crossed: If you do color your hair and get highlights, you have to post photos either on here or on FB.

Shad - I hope you were able to sleep last night. Are you going home for the weekend or staying out near the mine?

Mel - I really hope you're resting and following the doctors' and nurses' orders. Sending you lots of :getwell: hugs.

A big :wave: to all!

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
02-16-2012, 10:22 AM
Morning all. Another Thursday that feels like it should be a Friday. :rolleyes: But I actually have quite enough to do at work, so I should be grateful for another day to get it done.

Ceejay - Sounds like your color was a success. Good for you. :) I could save a bundle doing it myself...but between the mess and the uncertainty of doing a decent job, I will pass on that for now.

Michelle - Glad dh is starting to feel better! Bummer you have to go to the office tomorrow on your work-at-home day. Good decision to nix those expenses and get the finances in shape. :yes: We have emergency funds set aside, but those are for "true" emergencies...bf & I need to work on earmarking some $$ for home and auto repairs/maintenance so we're ready when they come up. Well, doggie loved the antler bf bought him. :) He was still happily chewing away when I went to bed, but bf was going to take it away from him after a bit more time so Coal could get his rest. We could tell he was getting tired, but he was still chewing that antler! :D

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies!!
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Well, I have nothing much to report. I finally received my new Margaret Richard workout dvd in the mail - I'd pre-ordered it and it took a while for the editing, etc. to be completed. That'll be fun to try. Maybe I'll do that tonight. Or not.

I've been thinking about getting more done around the house on the weekends. My conclusion is that after I go to my Saturday morning exercise class and go home to shower, most of the morning is gone and I don't want to dig into a dirty project right after I've showered, or start a big project when lunch is just around the corner, lol. I might change up my Saturday routine and do a non-cardio workout at home on Saturday morning and then get right into the chores.

And maybe Friday nights would be a good time to get some shopping done. Not exactly what I have in mind after a week of work, but it seems like a good way to avoid all the Saturday crowds.

That said, I might just go to a Circuit class tonight so I can give the new weekend routine a try this weekend.

:cheers:

happy2bme
02-16-2012, 12:49 PM
Good morning girls,

News from Mel from Tuesday. The doctors came for a follow up check up and I asked her to let me know how things went. Got an email this morning, she said she wrote it up and forgot to hit send...


The visiting nurse & the Dr just left. The lower lung is finally clearing up. Working much better. The upper respiratory area is still inflamed and has developed a "wheeze" when coughing and lying down. The cough persists. Grrrrrr.

The Dr says with this weather & chronic Rhinitis that this is "normal"
and my progress is "amazing". NO NEW MEDS!!!! YAY!!! The progress is much better than he expected me to do in this "short time". SHORT??? FOR WHO???
He also said that even a normal person would be struggling this long & that's
why he's so happy with the way things are going. I told him he underestimated my determination!!How many times have I told them this???
He is very pleased with all the blood test results and cancelled all the new tests & Scans he scheduled for next week.

I am not alowed outside or even downstairs yet. Still under the "nobody in or out rule". Told me with the chest still fighting the good fight but that another round of anything could actually be extremely dangerous. OK DOC!!! You told me this all month now and I am properly terrified!!! LOL Hope to be back with you gals soon.

Emotions are still ruling how I feel every day but each day is an improvement.
So I am pleased with me too!!

Happy valentine's Day to everyone.


Sounds like she is doing better - ever so slowly - keep those prayers and good thoughts going her way...

annie175
02-16-2012, 12:55 PM
Happy THursday/Friday all ya'll

Had lunch with a good friend that no longer works here. I just love lunches with her...so upbeat and positive...always walk away feeling great. Went to Seasons 52, it was delish. House salad and 3 spinach stuffed mushroom caps. Yum~!

Hair color went well.....lil Monkey was a happy lil thang last night...cooing and talking up a storm. Doc appt on Tuesday for him was great. 10lbs 12oz still newborn size. Yeah!~!I like them little. 22" long.

CEEJAY...I bet you look just beautiful with your hair color. I used to do mine myself till sissy got her license. I still do it myself when she is to busy to do mine.

LAURA...man you are energetic these days...give me some of what you are on sister. I don't like groceries on Saturdays...everybody and their brother are there eating the try-a-bite samples. Bout knocking you over to get to them. Sheesh.

CHELLE...glad DH is getting his MOJO back. Bout time and good on you both for having a lowkey weekend...doesn't hurt one bit to do it. The only successful way I can lose weight (besides the bariatrics) is weighing/measuring/tracking food. It is amazing how much we stick into our mouths when we do not pay attention. May the forces be with you!! Here is a ((((HUG)))) for good measure!

Hellos to the rest of yuns.

Better get busy...amazing what one day off can do to your next work load.

Loves and hugs.

happy2bme
02-16-2012, 12:57 PM
As for me, I ordered a book from the library - Unbroken which is about a serviceman who got shot down in his plane during WWII of all things (since we were talking about the subject). It's on the hot list so I can't renew it, will have to make time to sit down and read. Going to do a few chores and then read this afternoon. DH is itching to get outside (the weather is trying to break) - he is eager to hack up the brush and go make his walking / riding trails on the property. Reminds me of a kid again - asked him if he's going to build a fort in the woods and he said with a grin - maybe ;)

So forgive me for skipping the personals this morning - I am a bit behind and will try and get back here tonight.

Happy Thursday ladies.

annie175
02-16-2012, 12:58 PM
Happy....thanks for the update on Mellie...you sneaker inner you! Hugs.

diyana
02-16-2012, 01:36 PM
All this sunshine and unseasonably warm weather (in the low to mid 40s) is really putting me in a great mood! I would love for it to not snow again until December.

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Laura - I'm glad Coal loved the antler. So cute that he kept chewing it even though he was tired. :) I hope that working out at home on Saturdays helps you get more done. I have also been trying to change up grocery shopping days so that I don't spend precious weekend time at the store. Have fun at Circuit class. :)

Happy - Thanks for sharing the Mellie news! So wonderful that she's making great progress, doesn't need any new meds and doesn't need more tests and scans next week!!! Lung stuff does take a long time to get over, and it's hard to be patient. I hope her coughing and wheezing clear up soon. Enjoy your afternoon reading!

Annie - Sounds like a fabulous lunch! Glad to hear the lil guy had a great doc appt! I had to chuckle when you said you like 'em little! That's one of those lines that begs the response "That's NOT what SHE said!" :rofl: You are right about how much we eat when we don't track. Heck, I'm really trying to make really good food and portion choices, but even after just breakfast and lunch, I've used up roughly 75% to 80% of my daily calorie allotment. :nono:

Better get back to training!

ceejay52
02-16-2012, 01:38 PM
Happy
Thanks for the update on Mel. Your DH sounds a lot like my uncle who is raring to get outside and he's 80 years old. He's always wanted a little shack out in the woods on their property. I like the " height=fun size" and the avatar.

Annie
Yes I fully understand that when you take a day off work you are further behind. My hair is done. The area right around my front was the only thing that was gray but no more. All I had to do was use the root touch up. Makes me look like my younger self.

Michelle
I envy people that get to work from home. Your DH evens sounds relieved that he's getting better. I don't want to admit it but I should measure and weigh my food also.

Laura
I know what you mean my not wanting to do any thing after you've showered an exercise class. My problem is that I'm too tired to do anything after I exercise. I usually wait till an hour before bedtime then exercise and I sleep really well.

Shad
How are you feeling today?

Laura705
02-16-2012, 02:32 PM
Happy - Thanks for the update on Mel. Sounds like she's feeling pretty good now. She just needs to keep listening to the doc! I have Unbroken on my book list too - a friend at work read it for her book club and she recommended it to me. Let me know how you like it.

Annie - Glad the dinner/hair color/lil monkey time went well. We have a Seasons 52 in our area and we still haven't been there yet, even though bf has a friend who tends bar there. I guess we'll get around to it someday.

Michelle - Went for a walk at lunchtime and enjoyed the milder temps. The sun was in and out and it was a bit windy, but I still enjoyed getting out. Pedometer (finally remembered to wear it!) says 7248 steps so far.

Ceejay - I wouldn't mind exercising at home a bit later, but usually the way it works best for me is to do it before I get too comfortable doing something else, and that means right after work or early in the day. I noticed Happy's "fun size" too. LOL.

annie175
02-16-2012, 07:53 PM
Evening Girlies...

I try to post every minute I might get a chance....

Hella B is crying at Curtis who is trying to relax in the lazyboy watching a fishing show....HB wants to either play ball (which Curtis did already for at least 20 mins) or she wants the ice out of his glass of ice water...she is so needy...lol...Oh how funny...he just said, "Bella....go lay down" like really, she could care less what he says...hahah

Dinner tonight was salad, meatloaf, baked potatos and sauted veggies. YUMMY!!

Gotta go...got an emergency phone call,

happy2bme
02-16-2012, 11:54 PM
ok Annie - what are you thinking are the winning lottery numbers for the Powerball? Tonight we had meatloaf, baked potatoes and a mixed green salad with vegetables. Last night we had PIZZA. Not sure how this is happening - is this like girls synching cycles with each other after they've hung around a long time? :rofl:

Ok so there is an advertisment for Shoe Dazzle at the right of my screen. Seriously - HOW do women walk in these incredibly high shoes with the mini spikey heels? I mean when we were wearing them higher, we at least had the support of chunky heels or a wedge. I have to believe the foot doctors are reading the fashion pages and rubbing their hands together. No wonder my podiatrist drove a new Mercedes every other year.

The deer have not been coming around or if they do it's sporatic and they are not eating all the corn which is unusual. Today when DH was outside playing he spotted a print in the snow. They think it might be a bobcat which would explain why the deer aren't coming around.

So Annie - is Hella nicer to Curtis since he plays with her or does she bite him too? Your talk about Seasons 52 has me jonesing for a good restaurant. Yum on the stuffed mushrooms.

Laura - 7400 steps is great - did you get to 10,000 by the end of the day? Is it starting to smell like spring yet or is it just nice and mild? That's really interesting about the deer antler chew stuff. It doesn't creep me out so much because I know they shed them and it's not quite the same thing as harvesting ivory. Once we start walking the grounds around here I will send you some if I see any.

Michelle - I'm glad DH is seeing a tiny improvement - that's a good sign - he just has to still take it easy and not over do it.

Ceejay - I think we all could do with some weighing and measuring of our portions - guilty as charged :o I am trying to use my lunch / smaller plate for meals so I take less. I have to admit my cooking feels "off" lately - not as good as usual but I realized it's because we used to grill all year long in TN and we haven't done it but once since we've moved here. I think I miss the fresh taste of grilled over the cheaper winter meals we have been eating. I'm glad you were able to take care of your hair so easily. I got the root touch up too but decided to go with the whole head as I could not tell how bad the roots were in the back. It's good to know that stuff works well.

Shad - it should be Friday evening by now - hope you are home and getting a break from beating the students sensible :rofl: Seriously, hope you can get a few nights good sleep back in your own bed. And tell us how the flowers have grown in a week.

I popped the fireplace on for a bit - going to read for about 45 minutes and try and get to bed earlier. I really don't like the hours I have been keeping and need to go to bed earlier and wake up earlier. Good night all...

MELODY525
02-17-2012, 09:41 AM
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GOOD MORNING MY FRIENDS

THE DOCTOR JUST LEFT AND SAID I CAN PICK ONE THING TO ADD TO MY DAILY MOVEMENTS AND I CHOSE THE COMPUTER.
HE TOLD ME NOT TO ABUSE THE PRIVILEDGE BUT......:encore: I AM A HAPPY CAMPER.
HE'S COMING BACK BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH AND IN THE MEANTIME THERE IS STILL THE RULE "NO ONE IN OR OUT".

SO TODAY IS DAY ONE OF PARTIAL FREEDOM!!
I AM LETTING THOUGHTS OF ILLNESS GO AND INSTEAD THINK SPRING!!!

I HAVE NOT READ ANYTHING FOR MANY WEEKS. SORRY ABOUT THAT.
JUST GOING TO JUMP IN HERE.
HAVE A GREAT DAY AND A WONDERFUL WEEKEND :beach:

Laura705
02-17-2012, 09:59 AM
Good Morning all.

Annie - LOL, Hella bugging Curtis. Now she has two humans to be needy with.

Happy - Too funny that you and Annie are on the same meal schedule. Good idea about the lottery numbers, haha. Yeh, I am shocked by the shoes and their heel heights. I was amazed how much area DSW had given over to them when I was in there a couple months ago. Between flip-flops and those heels, podiatrists must have the most secure careers out there. No, not smelling like spring to me, just mild temps. And yes, I did end up over 10k steps yesterday at 10,360. I have 2,815 so far today. Bf paid $30 :yikes: for that deer antler - supposedly high quality, no processing or messing with it. Second night Coal chewed on it and from what I see, it'll last a good long time. At that price, I sure hope so! You might look into this for a second income, LOL!!

Mel, so good to see you here!! :) :) Missed ya, my friend. Please don't get caught up in reading and overdo it!!! Nothing too exciting with me, so you haven't missed much, but Annie & Happy are probably gonna win the lottery, LOL. Take care!

Hellos to the rest of you Worldlies, I'll be back later.
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Bf tagged along with a friend's home inspection yesterday when I got home from work, so no circuit class. And no at-home workout. Honestly I was just wiped out. I think it was partially the soreness I had after my Pilates class on Wed. and all that walking and fresh air yesterday at lunchtime. So I did nothing but plant myself on the sofa and watch tv.

Feeling good today, and why not - it's FRIDAY!! TGIF! :) Another mild day, so I'll walk some more at lunchtime. Yesterday I stopped on my walk south of my building at two places, both mini-mart type places, and in neither was the deli open for business. So no sandwich stop mid-walk. Guess that area isn't faring so well lately. I stopped for lunch once I returned to the area around my office.

No plans this weekend but plenty to do around the house. Have a great weekend everyone!

:cheers:

ceejay52
02-17-2012, 12:00 PM
Popping in to say hello. :wave:

Mel
So good to see you post. Don't over do things. :hug:

happy2bme
02-17-2012, 12:49 PM
Good morning chicks,

:yay: Mel :welcome: back - sure is good to have you with us again. I agree that you certainly don't need to over do it. Don't make us send Annie up your way to keep you in line with Shad shortly behind her :rofl: I'm glad you are cleared for (slowly) adding things back into your life again, I'm sure staring at the ceiling got boring. Don't worry about catching up, you know you can just jump in anywhere. I'm all for thinking spring too.

Laura - 30 BUCKS for the antler? Whoa. I told DH about your suggestion for income - he laughed but then said, yah know? :dunno: ;) Oh sure, NOW he wants to go antler scavaging - our occasional flurries today with no measurable precip is a steady light snow covering everything that had melted back :lol: I started the book Unbroken last night. It's good - catches your interest right away. I guess he wrote this story a few years ago under another title, critics of this book said they sensationalized it but so far it's just an interesting story of his life. I am at the part where he trained as a bombadier. Turned on the fireplace last night and pulled up a chair to it and read for about an hour and a half. It was nice, I have to make this more of a habit instead of sitting in front of the computer at night. I was wondering Laura how things look downtown. I have not been down there since 1998, it seems like they really did alot of residential construction and many businesses pulled out of the downtown office space. I'm sure that had to have affected some of the food places. I still remember the little newstands they had in the older buildings.

It's the middle of February and although it's been relatively mild here for what it should be, I am starting to get tired of winter. DH has gone out and puttered a bit in the yard, laying his action plan but it's still too cold for me to spend any length of time outside. I'm sort of in a flitty mode right now - I have some cabinet organizing I should do, a book I want to read, a baby quilt I should be working on and there is always those boxes to nag at me. I try to meet a goal of at least 2 housework things and 2 declutter/unpack things at a minimum each day. I also have to get out and over to the grocery store this weekend before the hoards set into town for the big ski race next week. Although we don't have enough snow to speak of for any races. Guess they need to get those snow machines fired up. I was also looking at recipes and cooking websites and now I'm hungry. Best get something in my tummy and get on with the day.

Hello to the Worldlies :wave: have a good weekend.

Hotcupojava
02-17-2012, 02:30 PM
Melody! Yay! So glad to see your post. Slow and steady Ladybug, slow and steady. Hello everyone. Dreaming of spring in cold West Virginia.

annie175
02-17-2012, 03:06 PM
Afternoon everyone....

WELCOME back MELLIE...yeah!!! Missed ya sista.

Not much on the agenda this weekend...cleaning house and laundry tomorrow then to Linner (2 ish) with Curtis's childhood friend and wife on Sunday.

Bathroom issues the past two days...attributed to too much salad, I think.

Had to move AGAIN at work...I kind of like this office. A little brighter and in the real world of peeps I like. Also taking on a new responsibility...no more money and no new title...jack of all trades..master of none.

Better get posted and head to the toitie.

Loves and hugs.

Shad
02-17-2012, 04:32 PM
I'm home, worn out, jet lagged, and scratchy. Got some shopping to do soon and then will try to get back to do some personals.

Good to see Mel back posting. Now I don't have to copy and paste the letters.

Okay. Grocery store opens at 8.00 and if I want a car park I better get moving. Such is life

annie175
02-17-2012, 05:40 PM
SHADDIE...have you thought about slowing down just a tad and taking a breather...I am sure the grocery can wait another day....eat Ramen Noodles...lol.

annie175
02-17-2012, 05:52 PM
OK HAPPY....tonight is fried boneless, skinless chickie b**bies, and thighs...garlic-cheddar mashed potatos and mixed veggies....are we insync tonight??..I already bought my lotter tix...lol

Laura705
02-17-2012, 06:08 PM
Hi Ceejay, Hi Mary! :wave:

Happy - LOL at dh wanting to gather the antlers! As long as it's not for your home decor, haha. Glad you're enjoying the book. When I finally host another book club that might be the one I choose.

Shad - Take it easy and catch up on your sleep!!

Annie - Mmmm, garlic-cheddar mashed potatoes!! :hun:

annie175
02-17-2012, 07:35 PM
LAURA...amazingly the taters were the highlite of the nite....haha....chicken and veggies were not too bad...but that garlic and cheese makes wonders happen...lol.

HELLA B is being a little brat...she thinks if she goes out to "act like she is going potty" when she comes in she will get a cookie...however we are on to her tricks...she is clever but not clever enough. lol. So she goes to the verticle blinds at the sliding glass door and wiggles them (that is her indication she wants/needs to go out) and then we let her out....she comes in and wants a reward for going out...well that only works first thing in the morning and once in the evening...not every 10 minutes of the evening...then she pouts...too dang funny. Just have to wait till morning..Hella B...you are NOT getting any more treats tonite...cause I do NOT want to get up and let you out in the middle of the night to POO. That is the final decision...deal with it...lol She is such a baby brat.

Babble enough...getting tired...probably go to bed when Curtis has to go to bed as he works on Saturdays....blahhhh

Loves and hugs

annie175
02-18-2012, 01:36 AM
1:35 AM sleep sleep, where for art thou???

MELODY525
02-18-2012, 08:59 AM
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MORNING CHICKS OF THE WORLD

SOME LOVELY SUN OUTSIDE AND MUCH MILDER TEMPS THAN WE EXPECT FOR FEBRUARY. NOT COMPLAININGTHOUGH.
I HAD FORGOTTEN MY MANNERS IN YESTERDAY'S EXCITEMENT.
I MEANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR THE BEAUTIFUL CARDS AND ALL THE GET WEKLL THOUGHTS. ALL CARDS ARE TAPED TO MY ENTRYWAY WALL!
EACH TIME I WENT INTO THE KITCHEN I SAW THEM. THEY MADE ME SMILE EVEN WHEN I THOUGHT THERE WOULD EVER BE SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT. LOTS OF CHICK SISTA LOVE THERE:hug:

RICHIE IS COOKING THIS WEEKEND. FAMOUS SPAGHETTI SAUCE.
WONDER IF JEN IS SICK OF IT. EACH TIME THEY ASK ME WHAT I WANT, I ASK FOR THAT.
I LOST 10 LBS THIS TIME AROUND BUT PUT BACK 4 LBS ALREADY.
I WEIGHED IN AT 188 LAST WEEK AND SEEM TO BE THE SAME TODAY.
WONDER IF THIS IS A NEW BEGINNING? WOULD BE NICE.
HAVEN'T STAYED IN THE 180'S IN A VERY LONG TIME.
NOTHING PLANNED FOR TODAY.
RAN INTO SOME NEIGHBORS WHILE TOSSING OUT THE TRASH YESTERDAY.
FAR TOO MUCH TALKING AND COMPLAINTS!!! SO I CAME BACK IN.
NOT READY FOR NEGATIVE STUFF YET.
SLEPT LIKE A LOG ONCE I GOT TO SLEEP.
I WAS UP TILL PAST MIDNIGHT.
JUST COULDN'T GET TO SLEEP.OVER EXCITED.
TODAY IS RELAX, RELATE, RELEASE! :beach:






LAURA....I LOVE FRIDAYS TOO. DON'T YOU LOVE THIS WEATHER. NICE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR WALKS AT LUNCHTIME. COME CLEAN MY HOUSE....IT'S SMALL AND GOES QUICKLY :rofl: WILL THINK OF YOU WHILE I AM GLUED TO THE TV! HARRY POTTER MARATHON ON THE FAMILY CHANNEL.




CEEJAY....WAVING RIGHT BACK TO YOU :wave: HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. ARE YOU WORKING???




HAPPY......I VOTE FOR THE BOOK AND THE QUILT. THEY GO WELL WITH SOME HOT COCOA AND THOSE TINY MARSHMALLOWS:cofdate: I COULD SIT & WATCH YOU QUILT!!! ARE YOU GOING TO THESE SNOWLESS SKI RACES?? WHEN THEY ARE DONE WITH THE SNOW MACHINES.,....SEND THEM HERE. I WOULD LOVE TO TORTURE THE MAINT. MEN!! THEY'VE BEEN SLACKING OFF OVER HERE WHILE THE "CAT" HAS BEEN SICK AND AWAY!!:tantrum: HOW IS YOUR BIRD SANCTUARY GOING????
I LOVE THE THOUGHT OF 100 OF THEM WAITING THEIR TURN.





MARY....GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE. HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER AS WELL. WV IS COLDER THAN NJ!!!
AND YOU STOLE ALL OF OUR SNOW!!! WHAT'S THE SENSE OF LIVING IN THE SOUTH WHEN IT SNOWED MORE THAN THE NORTH??? :rofl: SAY HEY TO POOH BEAR:wave:





ANNIE.....I HAVE MISSED THE JAKE AND CURTIS STORIES. FEELS GOOD TO BE BACK.
HOPE THE WHOLE FAMILY IS WELL. YOUR FIRST VALENTINE'S DAY TOGETHER.
MUST HAVE BEEN A GOOD FEELING. CONGRATS ON THE NEW OFFICE WITH SOME LIGHT:dance:
ENJOY IT. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LACK OF A RAISE AND ADDED CHORES. SOUNDS LIKE ME!:rofl:




GRANNIE SHAD :bb:.......WHAT'S TO EAT THIS WEEKEND?? I SHOULD HAVE GIVEN YOU MY SHOPPING LIST TOO!!
HOPE YOU GET SOME REST AND THE JET LAG GOES AWAY. THIS HAS BEEN A LONG JOB. WHAT IS "SCRATCHY"?
YOUR THROAT OR A RASH?!?!
WITH ALL THIS FLYING AROUND, I AM SURPRISED YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE WHEN YOU WAKE EACH MORNING!!
SENDING A HUG:hug:




MICHELLE....I WENT BACK AND READ A BIT YESTERDAY. I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE DH AND THE FUNGUS.
I WAS BEGINNING TO THINK I HAD A SIMILAR PROBLEM.
NEXT WEEK WAS A LUNG BIOPSY SCHEDULED BUT THAT'S ALL CANCELED NOW.
SENIDNG THE DH LOTS OF POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND HOPE HE KEEPS IMPROVING.
YOU BETTER MAKE SURE HE DOESN'T IRRITATE THOSE LUNGS WHILE THEY ARE STILL WORKING SO HARD TO HEAL.
THESE LUNGS ARE A P.I.T.A.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HOPE YOU AND THE POOCHES ARE DOING WELL. STAY HAPPY.

ceejay52
02-18-2012, 12:31 PM
Mel
So glad to see you back. You were truly missed. I think I'm in spring cleaning mode.

Annie
lull la bye and good night. Bless you.

MELODY525
02-18-2012, 02:35 PM
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I MISSED YOU TOO CEEJAY

Shad
02-18-2012, 04:20 PM
Morning all,
Better get on here and then get cracking with my day. I have a bit of housework to do, then off down to KMart for a passport photo and then down to the Gold Coast to have lunch with friends from Melbourne who are celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary at the Palazzo Versace (posh hotel in Surfers Paradise) after that I better get on with paying some bills and getting one with getting ready to go back to Blackwater and Yarrabee.

Speaking of Yarrabee, I saw these Galahs on the power lines above my room the other day. It was just on daylight but I have tried to lighten them up a bit.

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Enjoy.

Annie - yep, I'd love to slow down somewhat but the 200K max that I have saved up for retirement will not keep me in the style to which I would like to be accustomed for the amount of time I have left and it doesn't look like the kids will do that for me either. Work it is until I have doubled the superannuation or won the lotto whichever comes first.

Sounds like a couple of wonderful meals at your place. I wouldn't mind the taters either. If you want to be posh, then the recipe is Aligot and is completely yum if somewhat errrrrr fragrant on the breath.

Laura - hope the snow, wind and cold is staying away from your weekend and you get to the exercise classes you have planned. Enjoy the book. I might download a sample on the Kindle and see what you are reading this time. If it's good I can download the complete book.

Mel - what is to eat this weekend? Mostly fruit - I have missed my fruit and veges - Blackwater is a mining town and this hotel caters for blokes - white bread, huge steaks, lots meat and hold the green stuff, and maybe the orange stuff and we want chips with everything. I have taken to buying a loaf of rye or wholegrain and putting it in the freezer at work. Now I can make my own sandwiches - last week was smoked salmon and cream cheese on rye. This week I have cooked a turkey roast and will slice it up and take that up for some turkey and cranberry sandwiches.
As for scratchy - I think it must be downunder speak for a little temperamental - as in ' GET OUT OF MY FRIGGING TROLLEY SPACE OR I WILL RUN INTO THE BACK OF YOU!!! at the supermarket, or the sarcastic 'WOULDN'T IT BE NICE TO KNOW WHY WE ARE STILL WAITING AT THE AIRPORT FOR A PLACE TO TAKE US HOME'.

Anyway, I had better get off here and get started on my day. :wave: to all the others. I will check in later in the day.

ceejay52
02-19-2012, 09:06 AM
Shad
The birds are beautiful.

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It's Sunday and I'm back to work. I've come in to some things having labels on them. Wondering what is up with this!
Co-worker was upset cause her son --early thirties, and gf, is in jail again. This time in TN or MS. They'd been to Tunica. To be honest it would serve him right if he stayed there from what she told me.

MELODY525
02-19-2012, 09:27 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS

LOVING THE SUN AND THE THOUGHT OF SPRING FLOWERS.
I REMEMBER MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER AND HER TULIPS.
SHE WOULD SEND ME OUTSIDE IN THE SNOW TO SEE IF THE CROCUS AND LILY OF THE VALLEY WERE POKING THEIR HEADS OUT YET.
THEN TELL ME THE TULIPS CAN'T BE FAR BEHIND. :rofl: THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLD DAYS.

YESTERDAY I WATCHED HARRY POTTER AND FUTZED AROUND THE HOUSE A BIT.
WE HAD ALARM PROBLEMS ON THE 4TH FLOOR LAST NIGHT THAT JEN DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT.
MADE SOME CALLS AND TRIED TO FOIST THE JOB ONTO THE RIGHT PEOPLE.
POOR JEN WAS WORRIED....ONE FLOOR HAS NO ALARMS NOW AND HERE IT IS A HOLIDAY WEEKEND. SIGH.
SOUNDS ALL TOO FAMILIAR RIGHT?!?!?! :faint:

JEN WAS TRYING TO DEVISE A WAY FOR ME TO DUMP THE JOB & THE KEYS BUT........THERE IS A LOT INVOLVED IN THAT.
IT GIVES ME SOME LEVERAGE WHEN IT COMES TO HER LIVING ARRANGEMENTS, PARKING AND OUR EXTRA CASH.
NOT READY TO RETIRE YET ANYWAY. WHATEVER WOULD I DO WITH ALL THOSE EMPTY DAYS & NIGHTS HERE? I WOULD GO NUTS.
I'M TOO BOSSY & STUBBORN YET FOR FULL RETIREMENT. WHOEVER WOULD I YELL AT AND VENT ON? :rofl:

OK....OFF TO BREKKIE AND ANOTHER LOVELY, SUNNY & FUNFILLED DAY. SARCASM INTENTIONAL HERE.





SHAD.....THE BIRDS ARE ADORABLE. ESPECIALLY THE ONES EITHER CUDDLING OR CLEANING EACH OTHER. JEN & I WOULD GO NUTS SEEING ALL THESE BIRDS FLYING FREE. WE ALWAYS FELT A LITTLE SAD FOR THE GRANDSON. HE WOULD LOOK OUTSODE WITH THOSE EYES AND YOU JUST WANTED TO OPEN THE WINDOW AND SET HIM FREE. I DO HOPE YOU GET SOME TIME FOR YOURSELF SOON. NOT JUST ALL THIS RUNNING AROUND. AS FOR THE FOOD....I AM A MEAT AND POTATOES KIND OF GAL SO I WOULD LOVE TO EAT WITH THE MEN!! WE CAN LET YOU HAVE OUR SHARE OF VEGGIES & FRUITS!!:lol3:
I HEAR YA ON THE SCRATCHY FEELING NOW THAT I UNDERSTAND IT. I AM HAVING A BIT OF A PROB WITH THIS TOO. LAST NIGHT I ALMOST WENT OFF ON JEN ABOUT SOMETHING STUPID AND IT WAS OFFICE ORIENTED. THEY DESERVE THE "SCRATCHIES" NOT MY POOR JEN. SOMETIMES I AM NOT SURE WHY SHE JUST DOESN'T DISOWN ME!!:rofl:
HOPE YOUR WEEK AT THE MINES GOES WELL :hug:




CEEJAY......NEW LABELS??? ARE THEY GETTING ORGANIZED??
I SEE THE COWORKER HAS DRAMA GOIING ON TOO. JUST SO LONG AS IT'S NOT HAPPENING TO ANYONE WE CARE ABOUT!!! LOL

MELODY525
02-19-2012, 10:03 AM
I WANTED TO ADD SOMETHING HERE....REMEMBER JOHN THAT RETIRED?
WELL HE HAS BEEN THE BEST FRIEND THAT I ACTUALLY HAVE. HE AND THE WIFE ARE IN CONSTANT TOUCH. HE HAS BEEN HERE A THOUSAND TIMES EVEN WHEN HE COULDN'T GET TO SEE ME. HE'S BEEN IN TOUCH WITH JEN & THE OFFICE ALL THESE WEEKS AND EVEN THEY SAID THEY WERE SURPRISED. HE SHOWED UP LAST WEEK WHEN HE FOUND I HAD GOTTEN A BAD REPORT. HE HUNG AROUND TILL THE NURSE LEFT.
THEY EVEN SEND ME EMAILS.
FUNNY WITH ALL THE WOMEN I KNOW IN TOWN THAT HE WAS THE ONLY FRIEND THAT ROSE TO THE TOP.
WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT NOT ONE POLITICO HAS SENT A CARD, CALLED OR SHOWN UP?? NICE HUH?? AND NOT EVEN A GET WELL CARD FROM THE 2 BOARDS OR FROM HOUSING. JUST SAYING.

GUESS "WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN" YOU REALLY DO FIND OUT WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE. I AM NOT SURPRISED BUT IT HURTS ALL THE SAME.
THIS WAS NO ORDINARY ILLNESS AND THEY KNEW IT. 2 OF THE MEN ARE ON THE HOSP BOARD AND KNEW ALL ABOUT HOW SERIOUS THIS WAS.

JOHN ASKED ME WHERE ALL THE CARDS ON THE WALL CAME FROM. I SAID FROM HIM, MY REAL FRIENDS ON THE PC AND THE TENANTS. EVEN HE WAS SURPRISED.

REMIND ME OF THIS WHEN I GET "BACK ON MY FEET" AND START OVER DOING IT!! :rofl: :rofl:

happy2bme
02-19-2012, 10:53 AM
Hi all,

I am having a bit of a problem with the pc. Fata Java errors as well as our internet keeps cutting out - not sure if the new router is being fussy. DH is going to work on it so I will be out of commission for a bit. I hope I can get back on later. Love the new pictures. So glad you are back with us again Mel. :hug:

diyana
02-19-2012, 11:26 AM
Happy Sunday ladies -

Sorry for being away for a couple days. Friday I was busy with work...by the way, I'm going back on developing reports for a month or so. There are lots of reports that need to be built, and the other projects won't be ready for me to jump onboard for a month. I'm okay with that. Back to doing productive work. I like it. Saturday, DH and I went to a produce market owned by a man that goes to Chicago every day and gets the freshest best quality produce as soon as it arrives at the docks or in trucks or wherever. Then he brings it up to his store in Milwaukee and sells it cheap! The quality is SO much better than in the chain grocery stores, and the price can't be beat! Only problem is the store is on the south side of Milwaukee...so it's not worth the drive or the gas to get down there every week. After running all our errands Saturday morning, and doing the laundry in the afternoon, I was exhausted. I felt really run down. So I relaxed the rest of the day, listening to good audiobooks. By last night, I had a sore throat coming on and swollen glands in my throat. I've been taking lots of vitamins, zinc and am planning on resting all day to try and nip this in the bud. Luckily all the critically important website work is done for the day. :)

DH is at a car parts swap meet this morning with our friend whose wife just passed away. Even though DH wouldn't have gone on his own - he would've rather rested...he wanted to spend time with his friend. Poor guy, he's just trying to find anything to keep him out of the empty house.


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Laura - Are you having the same gorgeous sunny weather that we are? I'm so loving it! Congrats on doing over 10,000 steps!! :cp: :cp: I have to start wearing my pedometer each day and work toward 7500 or 10000.

Happy - I love the "fun size" height too! Very cute! I have never understood how women wear high heels. I can't even do chunky high heels or wedge, and so many of the women at work wear the stilettos. We are all getting tired of winter, my friend. But at least this has been a very mild one! I hope they're able to get the races in, and I hope your PC/router issues get cleared up.

Annie - I wish I could live with you and enjoy all your yummy cooking. Mmmm - chicken and garlic cheddar mashed potatoes! I'm sure we'd have some great laughs too. Does Curtis like to fish or just watch it on TV? If he likes to fish, you two should come up here and he and DH could go fishing (or the 4 of us could go). Have a nice linner today with C's friend and his wife. I'm glad that you like your new surroundings at work! Too funny about Hella B being a demanding brat. Mine are too sometimes!

Mellie - WELCOME BACK!! It's so good to see you back online. We all missed you lots!! As the doc says, don't overdo it!! So nice that Richie is doing the cooking this weekend. I love homemade spaghetti sauce. :drool: Stay away from all the negativity and complaining. You don't need the stress. I thought you weren't supposed to go out. Maybe Richie can take out the trash. I loved the tulips photo! So beautiful!! Our crocuses aren't up yet. And I'm worried that if our plants think it's spring too soon...then they bud...what'll happen if we get a late snow/freeze. :( I'm so glad to hear that John and his wife are staying in touch and checking in on you. So nice!

Shad - Thanks for the lovely bird photos. Such beautiful plummage! I had to do a double take while reading your post. I had no idea you had KMart!! :rofl: I had another good laugh at the definition of "scratchy"! :lol3:

Ceejay - What's with all the labels? Bummer about the co-worker's son and gf...but if they did bad stuff, then they deserve it. You're doing great on your exercise minutes! So proud of you!

It's back to relaxing for me. I'm going to grab some juice and a blanket and lay down to watch some good TV.


Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
02-19-2012, 12:25 PM
Mel
I love you thought of Spring and the tulips. I'm with you on retirement. I'd have to do something. Good for John in keeping tabs on you.

Happy
Hope the dh can revive the computer. Good for you in being in a happy mode. Send it down this way please.

Michelle
So you are back to doing the reports. At least it's something to do.

I'm so ready to go home. Didn't really want to get up this morning either. I'm not sick--just tired of staying inside. But a couple of more weeks and I'll be on vacation. Going to MO to see my little sister and family.

Laura705
02-19-2012, 06:48 PM
Hello all. Hope you had or are still having a pleaseant weekend.

Ceejay - Yes, I'm tired of the indoors in spite of some walking/dog walking. I'm in the mood for a bike ride... Might go to the annual flower and garden show too. I know, every year I say I'm gonna skip it next year, but I'm always ready for a dose of spring by the time it rolls around. :flow2:

Shad - Hope you had your fill of fruits before heading back to the mining towns. For scratchy I guess that's sort of like snarky or even cranky... Love the bird photos. :)

Happy - I hope your dh gets the computer/internet sorted out. Did you get all your supplies purchased before the racing folks come to town??

Michelle - Sorry you're feeling under the weather - I hope you can hold off whatever's trying to invade! I'm feeling a bit tired out myself. A couple stores yesterday and a couple today. Couple dogwalks, a Zumba class, 3 loads laundry...weary. My friend that was widowed 1.5 yrs. ago is the same way as dh's pal - never wants to be at home. Last weekend it was Madison, then on Thurs. she went to Nashville for a long weekend. Now she's got here sis living with her and that's another reason to want to be out of the house. I hope they work it out, and I hope she begins to feel more comfortable in her own company as well.

Mel - So good to see you back here! Missed your posts and the graphics. Just don't overdo m'dear. And I think you should stay in your apartment for a while longer or wear a mask and tell everyone you're still contagious, LOL. Nice John was keeping tabs and concerned for you - very sweet. Yeh, keep in mind the lack of support when it comes time to going that extra mile, especially when your health is at stake!!

Hi Annie - Hope all's well with you. I'd be surprise if those yummy taters weren't a fave at dinner the other night!! Hope Hella's stopped expecting the treats every time she comes in. Will she do her biz outside if you stop doing the treats? She might not know why the morning and night are different than the other times she goes out and therefore expects the same every time.
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Kept myself busy this weekend. I didn't go to exercise class on Sat., but I did this morning - Zumba. Didn't care for the instructor. She kept switching from facing front to facing back - I'm okay w/ either, but when she faced back, she'd be in the first row of students instead of in front of the entire class. I was in the 2nd row, to the side, so I had to look to the side to follow. Yeh, I could've followed by looking in the mirror, but sometimes it just doesn't work for me.

I allso went through the sales flyers and hit 4 different stores for various sale items and used coupons when I could. I think I'm going to try and get back to checking out the ads more diligently and making lists - a good train time activity. It's annoying to not be able to stick with one or two stores, but the big chains are definitely more expensive for deli and produce, and one of them is overpriced on just about everything..and of course that's the store closest to home. What a shame. Bf has a couple stops to make tomorrow - one for a "Monday Mania" sale item and then Trader Joe's.

That's about it for me. Back to the Sunday paper and/or my book.

:cheers:

Shad
02-19-2012, 07:20 PM
I started this at 6.30 this morning. Got a few personals done and lost it. So will be back tonight to carry on - on my way to Emerald again.

Meantime - the following is my excuse for not finishing the housework this weekend.

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Who is sleeping in the towel shelf of the vanity?

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Had to leave the pile of towels on the vanity top.

MELODY525
02-20-2012, 07:54 AM
:cofdate: MORNING EVERYONE

LOVING THE HOLIDAY AND THE OFFICE CLOSED.
HAPPY PRESIDENT'S DAY. ANOTHER MADE UP HOLIDAY. :lol3:
THE BOSS CALLED LAST NIGHT. ROUGH CONVERSATION. LOTTSA PRESSURE.
BUT NOT TO WORRY....I STOOD MY GROUND.
NOT ATTENDING THURSDAY'S MEETING AND NOT GOING DOWN TOMORROW EITHER.
I SEEM TO HAVE LOST SOME OF MY DRIVE....THAT'S GOTTA BE A GOOD THING.

JEN & I HAD A NICE VISIT LAST NIGHT.
ALL IS WELL IN OUR NECK OF THE WOODS.
NOT MUCH TO DO TODAY. BETTER GO FIND SOMETHING TO OCCUPY THE DAY.
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY.:moped:



HAPPY.......MY PAGES STILL HANG UP. JEN HAD TRIED THE SITE WHEN I FIRST CAME HOME.
SHE HAD THE SAME NON-LOADING PROBLEM THAT I HAD BEFORE I LEFT.
I CAN LOAD THE FIRST PAGE BUT WHEN YOU HIT POST REPLY, IT WON'T POERFORM THE SECOND TASK. WEIRD. SO SOMETIMES I HAVE TO COPY MY POST, HIT REFRESH AND TRY AGAIN:raint: OTHER TIMES IT WORKS FINE. :lol3:





MICHELLE.....HOPE YOU DON'T GET SICK. REST UP:hug: SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE FRIEND'S WIFE. GOOD OF DH TO GO AND TAKE HIM OUT. HOPE DH IS FEELING BETTER TOO. STAY WELL!!!!


CEEJAY...GLAD TO HAR ABOUT ANOTHER VACATION ON A FEW WEEKS.
SOMETHING GREAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO.
I'M SICK OF LOOKING AT 4 WALLS TOO!! WINTER BEGONE!!!:wizard:





LAURA......I HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS ON BEING GOOD AND HAVE A FUNNY FEELING JOHN AND HIS WIFE AREN'T GOING TO LET ME FORGET!!:rofl:
MIRRORS CONFUSE ME. SHOULDN'T SHE HAVE MOVED TO THE FRONT??
I WANT TO GO TO TRADER'S WITH THE BF...WHAT TIME IS HE PICKING ME UP??:scooter:




SHAD......SUNDAY LOOKS TOO CUTE FOR WORDS. CATS FIND THE CRAZIEST PLACES TO SLEEP. SHE LOOKS SO COMFORTABLE THAT I JUST WANT TO CURL UP AND JOIN HER. YOU'RE GOING TO EMERALD??? ASK THE WIZARD OF OZ FOR A NEW BRAIN FOR ME!!!:crazy:

Hotcupojava
02-20-2012, 08:33 AM
So glad to see Melly Mel posting again. Does my turtle heart good. Another doctor's appointment today. But no worries, just a check-up. Just popped in to say hello to all the Worldly Ladies and wish you all a happy Monday. :dizzy:

annie175
02-20-2012, 09:13 AM
Good Monday Morning.....

Got my coffee, had my cottage cheese and brought grilled chicken for lunch. Once again, starting my healthy eating plan..this is day 3, so far so good. We had a great visit with Curtis's friend and wife. She is so quiet. I can hardly stand it. She only said about 4 sentences the entire 7 hours we were together. We went to Patriot's Table for linner. It was fabulous. I had buy one get 1/2 off the second entree' coupon that I printed off the internet. Printed two so we all saved. I had baked Alaskan Walleye with mango sauce, wild rice, salad and green beans...it was delish! I would recommend that place to everyone...sooooo good.

Due to president's day the drive in to work was wonderful. School, banks, post offices, govt bldgs all closed. I just cruised on in....so pleasant. The sun is shining today, but a lil nippy for my likings. We are to warm up to 50's by Wednesday..YEAH! The Annie predicter says only two more weeks of cold/mild weather then spring is surely as close as can be..and only 29 days til the first day of spring and only 26 days til vacation!!

CHELLE...Curtis and I both LOVE fishing....I talked to Curtis about it and he was very interested in visiting with you and DH...just hope you were serious about it. We shall talk and maybe pencil something in....I am excited, plus I will cook for you all. HEALTHY!

LAURA....the whole treat thing with Hella B didn't get too bad until Curtis moved in. He is such a softie. She is beginning to control him with the cookies...lol. I had to finally say something to him..cause he was giving her treats all throughout the day. I told him that she gets two cookies a day...one in the morning and one in the evening, not necessarily when she comes in from outside. Then maybe one special treat during the day...a small chew stick, doggy jerky or something like that. Curtis is doing better with it but having withdrawals...hahahha.

MELLIE...I am with you on the spaghetti sauce...I LOVE IT and could eat is with a spoon...no noodles needed. I even dip fresh veggies in it and eat it. I am addicted to it. I love me some good marianara sauce...tomatos too. I am so happy to see you posting again...I missed you my sweet, ornery sister. Don't worry about things...tell Jen not to worry either...remember, what doesn't get done today..there is always tomorrow..it is only pastry<---that from the Hostess Cake man..Curtis..lol.

SHADDIE....the Galahs are gorgeous. I would be so in awe of the land and have no time for anything else WHEN I come to visit. Sunday is too cute for words...I wish I weren't as allergic to cats as I am....they can be so sweet and cute, but mostly I love to watch their antics and orneriness side also.

CEEJAY...I think we are all in need of a warm, healthy vacation right now...I can hardly wait til March 17 when we head for Florida to visit with Curtis's parents then off to Cedar Keys to stay in the haunted Bed and Breakfast. Hope your day went quickly and you are home and resting.

HAPPY.....Hope you got your puter probs taken care of...don't like it when can't keep the convo flowing with my sista's. I would blame it on a satellite somewhere...lol Kick back with some coffee and enjoy the view. Hugs.

Not much else happening....gots to get my bunz busy....learning a new program on denists today. Yeah!!

Have a marvelous day/night/morning! Put your worries in God's inbox, let him handle them for you today. He is getting low on requests is what I hear...lol.

Much love and many hugs...

ceejay52
02-20-2012, 09:44 AM
Shad
So cute to see Sunday all curled up and snoozing away her time. Was she waiting for you to return with those towels for some attention?

Annie
I wish I were going to Florida where it's warm but I'm going to Missouri.
Glad you had a good visit.

Turtle
Glad you posted again this morning. Are you on the path to getting well?

Mel
Shame on that boss. You do not need that stress. If you have to get a doctor's excuse. They know he's making house call's.

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I'm in a don't care attitude today and probably will be for the next 4 years, if I make it that long. My supervisor brought a write up over for me to sign today. I told him that I'd sign it. And then asked him if he was after my job. He reassured me that he wasn't but I don't believe it. With the economy like it is I wouldn't be at all suprised that I'd get another one. I do have the most senority. I told him it's okay I can retire soon any way. He looked at me kinda funny. I had back washed number one filter but put the information in #3 place.

Laura705
02-20-2012, 09:55 AM
Morning all.

Shad - Awww, look how cute Sunday is. That's the perfect spot - out of the way and all cozy. Shad, you might have to find another spot for those towels, lol.

Mel - Love that new avatar. You stay strong against those people who want to cut short your recovery!! No telling when bf will go to TJ's today - just be ready, LOL. I know he'll definitely go because he likes those shepherd's pies they sell!

Mary - Hope the check-up goes well. I've got my annual physical coming up in a couple weeks.

Annie - Yeh, sort of frosty this morning in my area too. Wasn't even paying attention to the weather forecast, so I don't know if it's supposed to warm up later or what. It was nice getting a seat to myself on the train this morning. This earlier train I take now is always full and I usually never get a seat to myself. Your dinner sounds delish! Hope you get Curtis in line with the treats program - poor Hella, I'm sure she thought she had it made with a softy in the house. Oh well, she did for a little bit. :D

Hellos to Michelle & Ceejay.
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Nothing much to report. Back to the grind. I have a meeting w/ my "financial advisor" at the bank today - I told him to stop contributions to an account and now he wants to meet. Need to hold strong about anything else he may be pitching to replace his lost commission. Having had a few meetings with him, I've decided I'm not impressed and will do my own investing. I thought the banks might be closed today, but nope, at least not mine.

No plans tonight. Might try out my new Margaret Richard dvd.

:cheers:

Laura705
02-20-2012, 09:59 AM
Ceejay snuck in on me!! Sorry about the write-up. Just watch what you say to the boss chickie...

diyana
02-20-2012, 10:03 AM
Happy Monday ladies -

Yep. I've officially got a cold. Dang it. My throat feels like I swallowed razor blades, my head is stuffy, and I'm hoping all this gunk doesn't travel down to my bronchials/lungs any more than it already has. I'm debating whether to get to a doc now or to wait. And if I go to a doc...do I go to my regular doc...or my company's Wellness Center. Too many decisions for this stuffy head to make right now.

DH is off work today, so he's resting all day. He's feeling a little better...but still has limited energy and limited time between coughing fits. I really wanted to call in and rest today too...but that's not an option so close to review time.

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Ceejay - Glad you had a good weekend! And how wonderful that you get to look forward to a vacation in a couple weeks! I can understand about wanting to get out more and being eager for spring. With this warm-ish, sunny weather, I've been wanting to be outside...and I felt missing out on it this weekend due to my cold...so I spent a lot of time in the family room where we have french doors that go out to the backyard. The sun was shining in and I enjoyed soaking it up, even though I was inside. :) Bummer about the write up. I agree with Laura, be careful about what you say to the boss. These are unsure times, my friend. :hug:

Laura - Good for you for hitting the sales, saving money and getting your exercise in. I don't like it when the instructors stand in the same row as the students, especially when she's doing moves you're not familiar with. I ran into my Zumba instructor at the library. She asked how my back was doing, and I told her that most of the time it's better...but there are times when it scolds me for doing something stupid. I told her I'm doing the Wii Fit, and other exercises as my back allows, and I'll be ready to get back to the gym in April. I hope your friend works it out with her sister.

Mary - I hope the doc appointment goes well. :hug:

Shad - I hope things are going well for you in Emerald. Sunday looks so adorable in the towel shelf. I would hate to disturb her too.

Mel - I love the new avatar! So cheery! Why the heck is the boss pressuring you? That's just craziness! You've been so sick for so long, there's no way you should rush back into your crazy schedule. You still need your rest, sista! And NO ONE better dare tell you otherwise unless they have an MD or RN after their name. :nono: I will knock those that try and push/pressure you into next week, I tell ya'. :club:

Annie - Good for you for starting your healthy eating plan! Day 3 is farther than I get lately. :lol: Actually, I am doing a lot better on my healthy eating and portion control. I'll talk to DH about when would be the best time for you and Curtis to come visit...in terms of weather, fishing success, DMIL's visit. We have 1 guest room with a twin bed...but we do have a queen size air bed. And if I start now, I should be able to get the house presentable for company by the time you visit. :rofl: DH and I don't eat fish (except for Haddock, which isn't found in WI), so we catch and release, but if you want to catch, clean and cook some fish for the two of you, that's cool. We also like fishing for Northern Pike and know of a lake where we usually have success. Warming up to the 50s this week for you? I'm so jealous! I can tell you're so looking forward to vacation - visiting Curtis' parents and then a haunted B&B in Cedar Keys! Sounds like fun! I'm so very happy for you, sista! Curtis shouldn't feel too bad about Hella B being able to control him. I know where I rank in terms of the pack order in our house...somewhere below squeaky toy. I am the dispenser of treats and the ear scratcher/petter, and that's pretty much all I'm good for - oh and a warm body to snuggle with when they get cold. Our doggies get small treats when we leave in the morning...or if we leave to go out somewhere. We used to do it to lure them away from the door so they wouldn't try and follow us out...and it's just sort of stuck. Have fun learning your new program today.

I'm outta here for now. Talk to you later, chicas!

Laura705
02-20-2012, 12:09 PM
Hi Michelle - I'm so sorry you caught a cold! :hug: I sure hope this doesn't go into your lungs - you've had more than enough lung issues in your house, and amongst the Worldlies to boot!! Bet you're looking forward to some Zumba in April! :)

I was mulling over my exercise/class options for the next session yesterday, and bf said we could start going to his gym together, but he's never been the most consistent exerciser... I dunno if this is the time for me to become a nagger and make him take me to the gym as his guest, or just continue on my own path. I'm pretty sure I'm going to take the Monday & Wed. Pilates classes - it's the passport part I'm undecided on. Frankly, I'm always sort of ticked that class options in the evening seem so limited, but I admit my personal "window" of ideal class times is very narrow. But still, are there really that many working people who can make those 5:45 or even 6:00 pm classes? Okay, excluding people like you and Annie who have those early work hours... You can tell I'm not overly thrilled with the passport right now and that I'm perhaps in a rut and maybe I just need to shake things up. So maybe I will force bf's hand about working out together at his gym. And once daylight savings time begins (3/11), I'll also be able to walk the dog after work once again. :)

ceejay52
02-20-2012, 12:59 PM
Decided to stay away from the computer for awhile. will be back in a couple of weeks. To much going on.

diyana
02-20-2012, 02:26 PM
Laura - I have a small window of time that's ideal for working out too. Good luck with trying to find classes that fit your schedule. I forget, does bf's gym have unlimited guest passes, and the only downside is that he would have to take you? That would make things difficult if he didn't want to be consistent in his exercising.

Ceejay - I do understand about needing a break from the 'puter, but I hope you're not gone too long. We'll miss you!! :hug:

ceejay52
02-20-2012, 05:27 PM
Just a note to let you know that my boss/friend calmed me down this afternoon. I do feel much about about the ordeal.

I promise I want stay away to long.

Shad
02-21-2012, 04:07 AM
Ceejay - take the time you need to sort yourself out.

Whoops we are having a thunder storm so I will be back either when it has finished or tomorrow. See ya.

diyana
02-21-2012, 08:22 AM
Quick post for now...hopefully I'll get to post more later. Suffice to say that the team I turned over the report duties to, lost track of time, and some reports that HAVE to be completed by tomorrow don't even have the data available. So I'm scrambling to get the data in the systems, and get these reports done so we can meet the deadlines.

BTW, I saw the doc yesterday, and I have the early stages of bronchitis. I'm on antibiotics and prednisone and hopefully I caught this before it gets too entrenched in my lungs/airways.

Sending :hug: :hug: :hug: to all!

Love,

MELODY525
02-21-2012, 09:12 AM
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THE EMAILS AND PRESSURE WERE ACTUALLY COMING FROM THE BOARDS
THROUGH MY BOSS BUT SHE IS ALSO PULLING HER HAIR OUT!!!:rofl:
SHE'S BARELY CALLED ME BUT IS FRANTIC FOR HELP.
SOMETIMES IT'S NECESSARY TO PICK MY BRAIN FOR INFO SHE DOESN'T HAVE. ESPECIALLY WITH JOHN GONE AND NOT ANSWERING HIS PRIVATE PHONE:lol3: HE'S NO FOOL!

JEN DID A GREAT JOB WITH ANOTHER SET OF REPAIRMEN.
ONLY CALLED ME ONCE. SUCH A HUNT FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS ALWAYS!

NURSE WAS HERE. GOOD REPORT. STEADY PROGRESS NOW.
JUST WISH THE NAUSEA WOULD GO AWAY.
I THINK I KNOW THE PROB THOUGH.
IF I COULD JUST GO ONE OR TWO WEEKS WITH NO MEDS..INCLUDING SINUS STUFF....THEN I THINK MY STOMACH WOULD BE ON THE MEND AS WELL. (BRONCHIAL AREA IS STILL WHEEZY TOO}
BUT SPRING IS SPRINGING IN NJ AND MY HEAD KNOWS IT!

TODAY I NEED TO GET SOCIAL SECURITY ON THE PHONE. I MISSED MY RECERT WHEN I WAS SICK. THEY ARE CHECKING ALL PEEPS THAT "WORK" EVERY 6 MONTHS NOW. WHAT A RIP!

GOT MY RED SHOES ON & I AM OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD NOW....
HAVE A SUPER DAY :moped:






ANNIE....THINKING I WILL PUT MY WHOLE BOCY IN GOD'S INBOX NEXT MONTH AND LET HIM TAKE CARE OF IT :hug: MISSED YOU TOO SISTA. THE DINNER SOUNDED NICE AND THE COUPON EVEN BETTER :hun: I REMEMBER WHEN JEN & I HAD HOSTESS FOR BREAKFAST LUNCH & DINNER!! I WAS RAISED ON HOSTESS! :rofl:



CEEJAY....SEEMS LIKE A LOT OF JOBS IF NOT ALL OF THEM ARE USING ANY EXCUSE IN THE BOOK TO WRITE THINGS UP. MY FRIEND JUST TOLD ME THAT FOR SURE SHE IS LEAVING IN 3 YEARS WHEN SHE HITS THE 25 MARK. IN THE MEANTIME....THINK VACATION! :beach: STAY CALM AND MEDITATE. LATELY I HAVE BEEN TOO QUICK TO REACT TO THINGS. MAYBE WE'RE BOTH SICK OF WINTER. AS MY GRAM WOULD SAY..."LEAST SAID, SOONEST MENDED". LAURA IS RIGHT. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY. SENDING YOU A HUG:hug:



MARY....OUR OWN TURTLE DOVE:hug: HOPE THE DR APPT WENT WELL AND YOU GOT A GOOD REPORT. STAY WELL MISS JAVA.





LAURA....HOPE THE MEETING WAS A SUCCESS. I'D HIRE A FINANCIAL ADVISOR BUT WHEN HE WOULD SEE THE NUMBERS HE MIGHT FAINT:faint: OMG!! TELL THE BF THAT THE SHEPHERD'S PIES ARE MY ABSOLUTE FAVE!!! EVEN JEN & RICHIE LOVE THEM. THEIR CHICKEN POT PIE SOLD FRESH IN THE PRODUCE SECTION IS DELISH. BUT I THINK I TOLD YOU THAT ALREADY! :hun:




MICHELLE....SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE BRONCHITIS COMING ON. TELL DH TO WEAR A MASK!! LOL HOPE YOU FEEL MUCH BETTER SOON:getwell: WISH YOU COULD FIND TIME TO REST AND JUST SHAKE THIS THING. TAKE GOOD CARE. GOOD KLUCK WITH THE WORK. SORRY ALSO TO HEAR THEY DROPPED THE BALL!!:tantrum:




SHAD....I THOUGHT I HEAR THUNDER LAST NIGHT. WOKE ME UP WHATEVER IT WAS. HOW GOES THE WEEK??? :hug: SHOWED JEN THE BIRDS AND SHE OF COURSE WAS THRILLED. CANNOT IMAGINE ACTUALLY SEEING ALL THIS IN PERSON AND NOT IN A PER SHOP!!

MELODY525
02-21-2012, 10:19 AM
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I AM THE ONE ON THE FAR RIGHT!! ROFLMAOFF

annie175
02-21-2012, 10:57 AM
Looks more like me MELLIE..lol

Will be back to post later.

happy2bme
02-21-2012, 12:07 PM
Good morning ladies,

DH finally worked on the internet connection last night. It was asking me a setting on my pc that I wasn't sure of after he had gone to bed but we fixed that this morning and things seem better. :crossed: Someone's prayers must be answered because it started snowing last night and we got about 2 inches so far and it's supposed to snow lightly all day. Our town is hosting the Birkenbiner - the largest cross country ski race in North America this weekend. And with over 9,000 entrants, I'm sure the city fathers were panicking at our warmer bright sunny weather and lack of snow. We have suddenly turned again to looking like winter should this time of year. DH is disappointed because he (like me) has cabin fever and can't wait to get out in the yard and start doing some work. Yesterday I just hit the wall with boredom. Don't get me wrong, I am eternally grateful that I don't have to commute with a bunch of idiots on the road, work in a dirty office or have to deal with the idocracy that has become the normal corporate life. But being home I do feel compelled to work around the house and that's the part I'm so bored with. I'm sure it's just a period of adjustment and will be better when the weather gets nicer and we can move about more. The other day I put out my bedsheets on the patio furniture for lack of an outdoor clothes line. They smell so wonderful of fresh air. :cloud9: Yesterday I watched a couple of hours of a reality show just because the central character reminds me of a person I hope to never see again - just to remind me of how good I have it ;) I made a chili con carne yesterday but it was too spicy for me to eat. DH enjoyed it. Got the fixings for a nice pot of beef vegetable soup today that I will start after I'm done with this.

On to personals:
Ceejay - I'm sorry that you got written up at work. That does not sound right at all. I hope they won't be trying to push you out and can understand your desire to take a break from the computer for a bit. Don't stay away too long and we will miss you while you are gone :hug:

Welcome back Mel - I am loving all your pictures - especially your new avatar. Are you taking your medication with food in your tummy? Sounds like you have that icky tummy feeling you get when you are sick and are taking alot of stuff to relieve the symptoms - just makes something else hurt. Feel better. How do those red shoes fit? Did you kick some sense into the wizard? :rofl: That's interesting about John - seems like he was a gruff old codger on the outside but underneath it had a soft spot. He reminds me of someone who acted out but really just wanted someone to notice and appreciate him. I'm sorry the office ladies are ignorant but as you say, you know who your friends are. I think I have to copy your tulip picture just to bring some spring into a snowy day. :D

Michelle - OMG not bronchitis again. That's so hard to fight off. I do hope that you can get enough rest on your busy, busy schedule to keep it at bay. So sorry to hear about scurrying for the reports. So typical of the other team but that's what happens when someone else's work gets turned over. I hope this is the last time you have to scramble. I heard that no one even looks at the reports I used to make at work since I left (my coworker is running them now). Doesn't surprise me - you do your best to make a nice castle in the sand on the beach and then the waves wash over it and it's like you never existed. But the important thing is for you to take care of yourself and DH - wish there was a magic cure but good rest seems to be the best route to take. :hug:

Shad - I am loving your pictures - especially of Sunday the cat - she is such a pretty cat. Is there nothing cuter than a sleeping cat? Well I'm sure Annie will say a sleeping baby. Anyway - keep them coming please and thank you. :D I think we should devote next month to "Shad's Scratchy Sayings on Everyday Life" - would certainly give us girls on this side of the pond a good laugh. I am still trying to explain to my cousin some of your phrases and words. I told him that you are a Kiwi, not an Aussie and he said "but a kiwi is a bird". I told him in England girls are called "birds" but that just confused him even more. Gotta keep stuff simple with him :lol: In explaining to him, I do realize how much you have to change your way of speaking so that we Americans can understand you ;) As for retirement, I think it's like having a baby - you think you can't afford it and then sometimes things change and you just have to figure out a way to make it happen. The one thing that would be bad for you is that you would probably not be able to afford to travel as you like if the income sinks down to what can fit in one small pocket. But you will figure a way to handle it one day. Loved the idea of a turkey and cranberry sandwich - yum!!!

Laura - good luck on the exercise decision. I think you probably already know the answer about tagging with the BF - if he's not enthusiastic about it (like my DH) but doesn't want to say it out loud, he might peter out quickly and since you are dedicated to moving, it might get frustrating. I completely agree with you about gyms and the lack of variety in the classes offered to people who work. Especially having to take the train home - you almost have to leave by 4pm to make a 6pm class. It's turned me off to joining some clubs on more than one occasion. And it's kind of hard to keep motivated at home. I just got a dvd of a masala bangra dance video. She doesn't give alot of step by step instruction but I guess it's like Zumba where they tell you precision is not the goal - moving and having fun it. Supposed to be a good cardio workout. I have to find a place to do it - can't do it in the basement - with all the high static down there - jumping on the rug would probably electrocute me :yikes: It will be nicer when it gets light enough to take Coal for a walk - good luck finding something that will work for you. They do those continuing ed things up by you - do they have any short term groups you can get into? Sometimes those aren't very expensive. Or maybe you can get a pass for a specific class at the Y. And finally - I have to say after having 3 financial advisors in the end, no one cares about your money as much as you do. We have done better on our own I hate to say. Even the people at Fidelity turned out to be disappointing. We - or I should say DH - dabble in stocks and he watches them closely and sets limits for buying and selling. Spends maybe 30 minutes each day to review and some days an hour or so. We are not making a fortune but not losing either as we sometimes did with advised investments. Just my 2 cents. I think an initial consult is good - they can set you on a good path but getting there is up to you. Good luck.

Annie - I would invite you up for fishing but we are still trying to figure that out and need some time. My cousin did way better in Minnesota then the nearby lakes. DH does not have any fishing equipment yet. My cousin talked about renting a pontoon boat in the summer and going out to fish. That sounds like fun. I asked if it comes with an onboard potty :rofl: I made pan fried steak the day ahead of you so we are getting off kilter :lol: We are having baked walleye tomorrow - courtesy of my cousin's last fishing trip. Can't wait. Yum. I hope your good eating is continuing along nicely. I second your vote on the marinara sauce. :hungry: I'm thinking stuffed shells this week for me while DH eats the spicy chili con carne. So - is Hela snappy at Curtis or only now that he's cutting down on the treats? :lol3: How nice to have your March vacation to look forward to. That will be a nice warm break - yippee!

Hi Java - hope you are on the mend!

Well ladies I am sure I have a foot long post by now. I need to get a shower in, go put a big pot of beef vegetable soup on to cook and put that fish in the refrigerator to defrost. 2 loads of laundry, a little dusting and vacuming and then I can sit down guilt free to finish my book off. Oh and I should head to the library to pick up my other book on hold.

Have a good one!

Laura705
02-21-2012, 12:49 PM
Morning all - still morning here!! Let the good times roll - sorry I don't have the French version, but don't they say that during Mardi Gras?? :)

Just a quick pop-in to say hello. Be back later. Maybe. Will see how the day goes.

diyana
02-21-2012, 01:24 PM
Just a quick check in...I really should be getting more work done...even though I've had quite a productive morning.

Laura - The Mardi Gras phrase you're looking for is: "Laissez Le Bon Temps Roulet" (thank you, Google). Let the good times roll!

Mel - Glad to hear the reports are getting better. I hope the nausea goes away soon. Oh and btw, the one on the right is me too. :rofl:

Happy - Glad to hear that your internet is getting better, and I'm glad you got snow for the ski race. I hope you can get out to the library before the roads get bad. It snowed here this morning, but it's going to rain later and melt it away...which I'm glad about because DH and I are both breathing impaired and not able to shovel/snowblow. Keep the snow up there, will ya'? You and DH don't have to commute anymore. You can build snow people and snow forts. :)

Laura705
02-21-2012, 05:33 PM
I'm back. Not being all that productive today. Just not focussing. Probably because I'm still doing some conversion testing and it's boring me out of my mind.

Michelle - Oh, bad news re the bronchitis, but I hope you caught it in time before it becomes a major issue like in the past. And sorry about the mad scramble to get those reports taken care of - that stinks. Oh, thanks for looking up that phrase, since I was too lazy to do it, lol. I have, however, had that Cars song going through my head throughout the day. I think I have that on my iPod, so I might have to listen to that when I leave today. :)

Happy - Glad you're getting the snow up there for the race. Sorry you're a little bit stir crazy right now. After all the outdoor projects you'll do during the warmer weather, next winter you will probably enjoy not doing any of that. ;) And by then you'll be pros at the retirement stuff and you will have so much keeping you busy you'll wonder how you ever had time to even work way back when. Yeh, I will figure out the exercise thing. I do know that I do alright with the strength training type of videos (espec. Margaret Richard/Body Electric), but since I'm not a huge cardio fan, I don't have it in me to do it on my own with a video at home.

Ceejay - Glad your friend calmed you down. Keep your head down and nose to the grindstone at work - what else is there to do? Don't stay away too long, okay?? :)

Mel - Too bad for the office manager having a hard time. Probably is having a lot of regrets and second thoughts on how she's done and is doing things. Oh well, not your concern. Your concern is continuing your recovery! Keep it up, it's looking good. :) Yeh, the advisor meeting went alright - I've got him off my back for a bit now. And when he follows up in a few months, I might just ignore him until he goes away, lol. I haven't forgotten the chicken pot pie. One of these days I will come home with one of them! Lovin' those springy colors and graphics!! LOL at the Mardi Gras one, teehee.

Hellos to Annie & Mary!
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Nothing much to report. Yesterday's steps were 7502. Today they are currently 4411 - bf drove me to the train this morning.

Not going to the movie tonight as they are seeing another Oscar movie I dont' want to see - Albert Nobbs. Just not interested in Glen Close in a movie where the character pretends to be a man so she can be a waiter at a good restaurant back in the olden days - saw a clip and don't really want to look at that the whole movie. I mean, it's not like she makes a hunky guy, LOL.

Instead, bf and I decided to go see "The Gray" on our own tonight. It's with Liam Neeson and he's fighting off wolves!

Shad
02-21-2012, 11:45 PM
I started off a post this morning but a couple of victims arrived so rather than let them get away, I nailed them to the chair and moved on to training. Let them go for coffee and they end up in Rockhampton or somewhere 150km away.

Happy's favourite birds where at the feeding ground this morning. About 30 of them. And talking about birds and photos etc., I am sorry that I haven't got back to the word picture yet. I am actually not supposed to stop on the haul road, so if/ when I can get away with it, I do. I have a couple of snaps but not the ones I really want. I can't unfortunately order the parade of Kangaroos to be on time or in a specific place, and I for some reason or another can't order the weather around either. Even the cattle have disappeared on me, although the other day when I saw them they looked real cute all lying on the ground by the water hole under the trees and out of the heat, and I couldn't stop to take the photo. :nono: Thundering great truck and 4 trailers filled with coal behind me. Story of my life.

Last night was a doosey of a storm. The lightning started and finished right over my roof and was loud and long. The rain came in from all directions bashing on the door and windows and roof. It was loud and bright. And it didn't stop before midnight either. I should sleep really well tonight.

You'll have to excuse me today. No personals since I now have a phone hookup to go to. Someone wants to tell me how good I am???? :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl:
So I should pay them the courtesy of at least listening to the bull.

Forgot to mention that DS1 texted me to tell me that the Amnio had been done on Monday and that they saw the baby and it waved at them. Naturally enough I did assure the DS1 that the baby is obviously bright, friendly and talented just like its Gran. His reply was that at least they know that one arm works.

MELODY525
02-22-2012, 08:15 AM
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MORNING CHICKS.
GOING TO BE 57 DEGREES AND PARTLY SUNNY. THE SPRING STORMS HAVE ARRIVED. NOTHING LIKE SHADDIE'S THOUGH. ThOSE ARE THE KIND WHERE YOU TAKE YOUR BLANKIE AND HIDE UNDER THE BED. THESE ARE MORE LIKE GENTLE RAINS SO FAR.

NOTHING TO REPORT HERE. QUIET DAY. NO PEEPS OTHER THAN JEN AND THAT WAS JUST ON THE PHONE. NO MESSAGES FROM THE GOVT AGENCY EITHER. GUESS THEY ARE NOT TOO WORRIED ABOUT CONTACTING ME.

I NEED SOME BREAKFAST BUT I'M TOO LAZY TO ROLL IN THERE AND GET IT:rofl:
HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:





HAPPY.....I MADE CHILI TOO!! OPENED UP A CAN OF TRADER JOE'S AND REHEATED IT:rofl: SERVED OVER BROWN RICE! I HEAR YA ON THE BOREDOM AND IT WILL ALL BE BETTER ONCE WE CAN GET THE FOOK OUT OF THE HOUSE!!!!:runnung: HOPE IT'S SOON AND WE STILL HAVE SOME HAIR LEFT ON OUR HEADS!! I HAVE NOT MEDS TO TAKE OTHER THAN SINUS. THE DR GAVE ME NO REFILS. BUT I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT AND THIS COULD BE THE SINUS MEDS...MY TUMMY IS FED UP WITH PILLS:cry:
I MISSED THE GRAPHICS...THEY HUMOR ME.:rofl:



MICHELLE...ALTHOUGH YOU WERE PRODUCTIVE....I HOPE THE CHEST IS FEELING OK TODAY. SENDING HEALING THOUGHTS YOUR WAY :hug: :yoga:





LAURA.....GOTTA LOVE LIAM....I WAS SOOO IN LOVE WITH HIM YEARS AGO. WHAT A HUNK HE WAS. HOW WAS THE MOVIE? GOTTA BE BETTER THAN GLENN CLOSE AS A HE/SHE??? WTF!?!?! ME THINKS THE MOVIE INDUSTRY IS RUNNING OUT OF SUBJECTS TO FILM :rofl:
REMINDS ME OF BARBARA STREISAND IN YENTL(SP):rofl: ALTHOUGH I KIND OF LIKED THAT MOVIE WAY BACK THEN. HAPPY WALKING....NICE NUMBERS!




SHAD............THE SIGNS ARE TOO FUNNY. I AM SO HAPPY TO HEAR ALL IS WELL WITH THE AMNIO. WAVE BACK TO THE BABE FOR AUNTIE MEL:bb:
WHATEVER YOU DO....DO NOT STOP ON THAT ROAD FOR US. THOSE TRUCKS ARE PROBABLY BARRELING DOWN THAT ROAD AND WON'T STOP IN TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rollpin:
YOU CRACKED ME UP THIS MORNING....I THOUGHT BETWEEN THE 2 OF US WE COULD MANAGE TO HAVE KANGAROOS FORMING CONGA LINES ON TIME AND CONTROL THE WEATHER AT A MOMENTS NOTICE. DON'T GO BURSTING ALL MY BUBBLES JUST WHEN I THOUGHT WE WERE THE TRUE RULING QUEENS:queen: OF THE UNIVERSE!

Shad
02-22-2012, 08:28 AM
No way Miss Mel. Kangaroos do their thing. Such is life and I have found the Brahmin bulls again - hard to miss when they are chasing and mounting the herd - must be breeding time again.

As organisers of the universe, it is our duty to try to control the world. May not work but try we must.

Now back to bed. Maybe sleep will come again.
Stupid sleep patterns

annie175
02-22-2012, 09:09 AM
Day of Lent...hmmmmmmm..what shall I give up...I have not done anything yet to mess up lent. Thinking...thinking...thinking....hmmm, maybe stop thinking...lol

SHADDIE...loved the signs...I shared them with my office pals...we all got a hoot out of them. If you run out of nails for your trainees..duct tape works wonders.

CEEJAY...Don't let the evil people at work steal your joy..have a happy heart and mind...the rest will fall into place.

CHELLE...so proud of you for going to the doc sooner rather than later...you are one that needs to get a jump on every health situation because of your lungs...hope it is already clearing up...don't work too hard and get plenty of rest...and fluids..hugs sweet sista... Oh and the fishing....we do the catch and release thing...I do NOT like cleaning fish...there you have it my sisters...something I do NOT like to clean...FISH.

HAPPY...Wait till this summer when you are out working in the yard, sweating your bunz off..then..think back to this day, when it is cold and you were going stir crazy... No worries on the fishing...I will patiently wait till you have it figured out. Sides, we cannot afford too many trips in one year...with Florida next month and hopefully a trip to Chelle's in the near future.

MELLIE...if I were there I would cook you some brekkie. We are to have some wonderful weather today also....high 55, sunny, however Saturday it is only supposed to be 38 then start a warming trend on Sunday. I am so ready for spring, getting into the dirt, planting, cutting grass, playing in the water hose...and think it is only 27 days till spring!! and 24 till vacation.

LAURA...I am with you on the Glen Close movie...I love her movies but that one does nothing to excite me into watching it. How was the Gray with our man Liam? Sad what happened to his wife. (Died after a skiing accident a couple of years ago).

Babysat lil Monkey last night. He is so sweet, a little fussy, but sweet. Smiles all the time, sometimes even when he is fussing. Stinker.

Better get busy....everyone stay healthy and happy!!

Loves and hugs

diyana
02-22-2012, 09:45 AM
Good morning!

Crazy busy trying to finish the reports and the supporting documentation prior to a meeting this afternoon.

DH has gotten worse because the stupid pulmonologist only gave him a 10 day supply of meds. He took the last pill on Friday and got progressively worse over the weekend. He went to the doc at my company's Wellness Center, who essentially called the specialist an idiot to treat such a deeply entrenched fungal infection with a 10 day course of meds. He prescribed the anti-fungal med for a month to really knock it out. And he's going to talk to an Infectious Disease specialist at one of Wisconsin's leading hospitals to see if DH should go there, or if DH should be given anything else to speed the healing/recovery.

I'm still coughing and quite weak/tired, but doing a little better than I was early this week. I may see if I can work from home tomorrow and Friday or just take one of those days off to rest.

I'd better get back to it...I'll try and do personals later.

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
02-22-2012, 09:53 AM
Morning all.

Shad - Sorry the weather & the animals would not arrange themselves in the composition of your choice - maybe tomorrow. Love the signs, especially the third one!!! :lol: Glad the amnio went well.

Mel - Liam and the movie were good, but it's probably not everyone's cup of tea... Very scary stuff in this man vs. nature movie. Definitely not Disney, and too bad there were no cute fuzzy little wolf cubs to lighten it up, LOL.

Annie - Heathen that I am, I haven't observed Lent in years. But maybe I should give up all the junk food... at least until my physical which is in about two weeks...

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies. :wave:
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Nuttin' much to report. The movie "The Grey", as I mentioned to Mel, was good, and Liam played a good part. I'm sure it was more enjoyable than the Glen Close thing. Happy, if you're reading - not sure if I'd recommend that you see this movie, being where you are and in the midst of all that nature. Do you hear any howling at night?? :D

Tonight's Pilates. I also have to remember to change out my purse. This one suddenly looks absolutely awful, definitely time to retire it. Also have to think about what I'll bring to the Oscars Party on Sunday night. So far several salty snacks have been mentioned, so maybe something sweet. I'm honestly not that excited about it this year. I kind of miss when it used to be a distinct movie group crowd - my neighbor and a few others. Now the movie and book club have pretty much morphed together and several of the movie group folks have dropped off... not the same.

Okay, back to work.

:cheers:

Laura705
02-22-2012, 09:59 AM
Michelle is the sneaker-inner today!! :wave: Sorry dh's recovery stopped because of the idiot dr not prescribing enough meds! Dh must be so frustrated!!! I'm glad you're feeling better than earlier in the week. I hope you can swing the work at home, or even better, a day off to rest. I really don't want you to be suffering again with a full-blown bout of bronchitis!!

Laura705
02-22-2012, 01:21 PM
Haha, just jammed a paperback in my purse and tried to zip it closed and now I've broken the zipper. Definitely time to retire the purse.

happy2bme
02-23-2012, 02:09 AM
Hi all,

Spent my morning on the telephone - once again my credit card has been compromised. Same credit card that was hit 2 days before we moved last year. I do use it almost exclusively and do a fair amount of online shopping so statistics were against us. DH caught it this morning. I check my account at least twice a week. The person on the phone told me about using the secure account numbers which generates a unique number for one specific transaction. I will be more religous about doing that. I am very guarded about my info but when you have to give it to order takers, there's nothing to stop and unscrupulous person from stealing your info. This was 5 charges to the same big name retailer for the same amount totalling almost 500 dollars. Always something - at least we caught it quickly and the card was cancelled, probably in enough time so the thief won't get there stuff delivered either (it was an online purchase). Then I tried to look at Shad's pictures that everyone is giggling over and I cannot see them. I just get the famous red x for the picture and when I click on it, it says I don't have permission because I am not logged in. I log in again, it takes my login, I go to the page with her post and again, I see red x's for the pictures. Click. error. Log in again. Rinse lather and repeat. I get the very same problem with Firefox. So... I guess I won't get to see the good signs :( :cry:

Michelle - I am very sorry that DH was not given enough medication. I had a teeny tiny nodule of infection and they gave me these strong horsepills that I had to take for 3 months straight. I was concerned I would wipe out all the bacteria good and bad from my body totally. That sounds moronic that the doc would prescribe 10 days when DH has been sick for months. Well you know, half the doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class. I hope DH has a doctor who will take much better care of him. Poor guy. My pulmonologist said it was not out of the question that they would have to prescribe another 3 months if the nodule did not show "progress" after the first round. I guess those buggers sure are stubborn things which have to run their course with the RIGHT meds. I was surprised to learn that I will always show "hot" on an xray and will always probably have lymph nodes that are active. The antibiotics killed the infection but the spot will always stay there (only way out is surgical removal). He said the body knows there is something there that doesn't belong so the body still tries to attack it. Through routine xrays and cat scans (might be the same for DH) they monitored it for enough time so they knew it didn't grow and therefore the antibiotics worked. I told him I was moving and he said to have someone up this way order a cat scan in October and send him the results and he will check it and give me the one year go ahead and I can be done with this stuff. I will never again take for granted the lungs. And it is scary the stuff you can innocently pick up trying to help flood or disaster victims. I have a higher respect for Red Cross and rescue workers even more than I did before. I just hope he will be ok. And I hope you are feeling better too and not in the throws of bronchitis :hug:

Laura - sorry your purse broke - I can relate. Usually the strap breaks or the zipper and I can't get to my wallet I need which says - time to replace NOW. Hope you find something that works well for you. It's almost spring anyway - time to get a lighter purse :lol: Yeah, I would think combining the movie group and the book club would be people of different tastes and interests. Going to the movies every week would get pretty pricy and I can't think of that many which would be interesting enough to go see. We have a 4 screen movie theater in town and not sure how often they rotate movies. I think they are currently showing Ben Hur with Charlton Heston :lol3: And yes Laura, we do hear howling at night. It's fox and maybe wolf heat season. You hear barking when it's dark - DH said it was foxes and not dogs. Today during the day I heard several gunshots clearly while in the house. I don't think it's any particular hunting season, particularly when the big cross country ski race is this weekend and thousands of people are flooding into town. So maybe someone was just target shooting in their yard. I am not looking forward to driving around during deer rutting season - my cousin said the bucks have one thing on their mind and they are practically insane with chasing the poor does. I will have to find them a safe area in the yard :lol:

For Lent I am giving up candy - started to have a real candy jones going on and I will miss it so a good thing to give up. I would consider it a personal accomplishment akin to quitting smoking if I could give up my Coca Cola habit but I know I can't and don't want to make a commitment I probably would not keep so I decided to compromise. Only 1 soda a day. I get to pick when I want it but only one. That will cause me enough suffering to count as a proper Lenten sacrifice. I actually skipped my evening soda tonight even though I thought about it all day long. And I am willing DH with the mind meld to finish the last of the M&M's in the bowl. :lol:

Did you decide on something for yourself Annie? I can't believe there is actually something involving cleaning / cooking that you don't want to do. Wow. Apparently it's quite buggy out on the lakes during the summer - and crowded too with seasonal folks so that's why the locals prefer winter or ice fishing I hear. We had a delicous dinner of baked walleye tonight - all cleaned and filleted courtesy of my cousin who said I could have all I want from his freezer so that's the kind of fishing I like :love: How nice that you got to babysit Lil Monkey and have him all to yourself. I'll bet grandma knows how to settle him down. How is your daughter doing? Getting a little less stressed I hope? Is she back at work with you or trying the stay at home Mom stuff?

Shad - funny story about the baby - hopefully it will inherit the wittiness that abounds in the family as well as good health and a quiet pregnacy. I certainly would never want you to take the risk of getting run down by a coal truck just to snap some pictures for your silly American friends. Besides, we might get too excited over all to see and come pile in your house and you would not be able to work then we would need to start a commune. I hope you got some restful sleep.

I am officially jealous of all of you who have temperatures in the 50s. :( It has decided to turn cold and snowy - people involved with the race obviously have connections upstairs. We ran into town this evening to pick up some butter and a newspaper and there were big piles of man made snow blocking the main street (but not the main road) which is the end of the race and they are preparing it for tomorrow's races to start. I hear we are due for a big storm Sunday night into Monday morning which will dump anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of snow on us. We are both tired of snow - mostly DH who has to shovel it. But he's the one who says plowing is fun. :dizzy:

Ceejay - I hope you are doing well - I second the don't let the turkeys get you down at work. :hug:

Mel - I love those your E Cards - they have several good ones on PINTEREST. I still go back and see those lovely tulips to brighten my day. Take a nice breath of the rain washed air for me. A gentle rain and mild temps sounds lovely. Good for sleeping too. And maybe watching some golden oldie movies. How much longer will you be sequestered? Jen will have to take you out in disquise. We will throw a sheet over you and wheel you out dressed like the ghost in the movie E.T. I loved that scene :rofl:

Hi Java :wave:

It's bedtime so off I go. Goodnight ladies.

MELODY525
02-23-2012, 08:33 AM
GOING TO POST THIS AND I'LL BE RIGHT BACK.........................


SHAD.....ARE THE SLEEP PATTERNS ALL BECAUSE OF WORK? SENDING YOU SWEET DREAMS FOR TONITE. HOPE THEY WORK. HAD A GOOD LAUGH AT THE BREEDING BRAHMINS:lol3: THAT MUST BE A SIGHT. HUGE BEASTS.
SERIOUSLY...HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD REST WHEN YOU GET HOME:hug:




ANNIE....JEN WAS A SMILER TOO. EVEN WHEN SHE WAS COLICKY. :rofl:
SPEAKING OF LENT....I AM GOING TO GIVE UP HOSPITALS!:lol3: OR WE COULD BOTH JUST GIVE UP THINKING!!!:hug:



MICHELLE...SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DH AND I WAS WONDERING HOW THAT DR THOUGHT HE WOULD MEND SO QUICKLY. GEEZ!! HOPE HE FEELS BETTER SOON WITH THE EXTENDED MEDS NOW:hug: HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER TOO:hug:
A BIG :getwell: TO BOTH OF YOU!!




LAURA....YOUR AVATAR MAKES ME WANT TO JUMP IN THE WATER!:beach:
POOR LIAM UP AGAINST ALL THOSE WILD BEASTIES. I LOVED HIM IN THE MOVIE LOVE ACTUALLY WHERE HE PLAYED A DAD.(HUGH GRANT MOVIE)
TIME TO CHANGE THAT PURSE BEFORE THE BOTTOM FALLS OUT WHILE RUNNING FOR THE TRAIN!! ALSO TIME TO DUST THE BIKES OFF:ebike:




HAPPY.....I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE DANG CARD AGAIN.
SCARES ME JUST THINKING ABOUT IT. LAST YEAR WILLY HAD HIS DEBIT CARD COMPROMISED AND THEY WERE HITTING HIS ACCOUNT FOR 5-6 DAYS BEFORE THE BANK CAUGHT IT AND STOPPED THE CARD. :cry:
I SAW THE WEATHER MAP AND WAS WONDERING IF YOU WERE GETTING THAT WEEKEND STORM. BY THE TIME ALL THESE STORMS GET IT WILL BE RAIN....WITH A FLAKE OR TWO. HANG IN THERE....SPRING IS AROUND THE CORNER FOR SURE. YOU CRACKED ME UP WITH ET!!! I NEED AN OXYGEN MASK IF I LEAVE HERE!!!!:lol3: THE DR SAID HE WILL DECIDE EITHER THIS WEEK OR NEXT. THE NURSE (HIS NURSE) SAID HE WAS THINKING THE END OF MARCH BECAUSE I HAVE THE WHEEZE AND CONGESTION.
THE CONGESTION IS SINUS BUT ALSO A TAD BRONCHIAL SO YOU CAN GUESS WHAT HE IS THINKING. ONE GOOD GERM AND I'LL BE RIGHT BACK WHERE I STARTED. KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED.

MELODY525
02-23-2012, 09:08 AM
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JEN CALLED ME AND I HAD TO LEAVE. WE'RE GETTING A SURPRISE VISIT FROM A FLOOR INSPECTOR OR SOME SHUCH NONSENSE. GUESS THEY GAVE US A LAST MINUTE WARNING. SO I HAD TO PUT SOME STUFF AWAY.
WHT A PITA!!!! THEN ON THE 8TH ANOTHER INSPECTION IS DUE FOR THE STATE. :faint: I HATE LIVING IN LOW INCOME HOUSING. THE APARTMENT IS NEVER REALLY YOUR OWN. THEY CHECK UP ON YOU ALL THE TIME. LIKE "BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU" FEELING. CREEPY.
ANYWAY....GUESS I BETTER ASK IF HE HAS ANY GERMS ON HIM :rofl: :rofl:
HAVE A SUPER DAY EVERYONE:moped:





MISS HAPPY.....I WENT TO LOOK FOR THE PICS SHAD PUT UP AND I AM GETTING THE SAME AS YOU. SO IT'S NOT JUST YOU. SOMETHING WENT WRONG. I USE IE & CHROME AND NEITHER CAN OPEN THEM.
I TRIED TO FIND SOMETHING SIMILAR AND COULDN'T:rofl: THEY WERE FUNNY SIGNS ABOUT UNRULY CHILDREN LEFT UNATTENDED AND WHAT THE STORE WOULD DO TO THEM. I LOVE YOUR AVATAR!!! SHE IS ADORABLE!

Laura705
02-23-2012, 09:54 AM
Morning all.

Happy - Sorry to hear your credit card got hit again. That's awful! I'm not going to the movies as much as I used to -I've said before that going every week can get to be too much. We do, however, use discounted tickets that end up being about $6, and I rarely buy any snacks or beverages at the theater anymore, so it's not an expensive activity done that way. Still, there's sometimes nothing I want to see, or the times/places aren't right. So - no wolves in your area?? That's good, cuz that movie was sure scary. Of course, I got the shivers at Brookfield Zoo's wolf experience thingy where they essentially put you in a dark room and play howly wolf sounds, LOL. Oh and they might have had the glowy eyes lighting up on the wall, haha.

Mel - Yeh, I like looking at my avatar. And funny that you bring it up - I have been thinking about my bike! :bike: Especially when I'm running late for my morning train and I could use another 5 minutes or so, lol. But I'll be waiting until at least 3/12, which is the Monday after DST starts again because then it will be fully light in the evenings when I get off the train at home. :) Yeh, I liked that movie Love Actually too. The other ones that they've been making that are styled after it - Valentines Day, New Year's Eve, etc. - are not nearly as good. Sorry you've got inspections coming up, boo on the lack of privacy and the potential germ-leaving. :headache:

Hellos to the rest of the Worldies. :)
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Another ho-hum day yesterday. Pilates. TV. Yes, I did change out my purse. I received a sweater I ordered online and it will go back - didn't like the color and it was a blend of many fibers, but it felt itchy. Deciding if I want to return it by mail or go to the store to return it. The store isn't nearby, but I do like going there to see what they have. And that way I can see, feel and try on the clothes!

Boss is out of the office at a class today, so that's nice. Not that she's been hovering or anything lately. Tonight - nothing planned. I think bf is going to the gym during the day, so I believe tonight will be the night I try out my new Margaret Richard workout.

Okay, let's see if anyone snuck in on me...

diyana
02-23-2012, 10:41 AM
Happy Thursday ladies -

DH is home sick again today. Poor guy. He was doing better last week. Those days off the meds have really taken their toll. I just hope he starts feeling better soon. :(

I'm feeling a bit weaker today than the past couple days. I've been trying to meet so many deadlines at work (and thankfully I did) that I was running on adrenaline and pushing myself hard. Now that the adrenaline is gone, I'm really tired.

A friend (and website client) called last night. I've been more of a friend and less employee lately. She's been going through a rough few months. She's a newly recovering alcoholic and going to many AA meetings each week. She and her husband are recently separated. He moved to Washington State to look for work there since he was unable to find work here. If they get back togther, she will move there eventually. They just both needed a break to get their own sh*t together. Not that their relationship was a very healthy one anyway...dysfunctionality on both sides. Anyway, she was really upset on the phone last night. Since she and I normally get together at Starbucks on Fridays after work, I suggested that instead we do something fun...like dinner and a movie. I know that won't make everything magically better, but it did lighten her mood on the phone...giving her something to look forward to rather than the downward spiral she was in. She is in counseling, and she also speaks frequently with her AA sponsor. But other than that, most of her friends are old drinking buddies or just acquaintances...not people she's comfortable opening up to.

Yesterday, we were getting storm forecasts for today of anywhere from 2"-8" of snow. Thankfully that has now been downgraded to 1"-2" of snow, so hopefully neither DH nor I will have to snowblow (and since his lungs are much worse than my lungs/back combined, I'd be the one snowblowing). We're hoping Mother Nature spares us that work and melts it herself. :)

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Laura - You're familiar with most of the movies out there. Are there any "feel good" movies that are not love stories? I'm thinking "Big Miracle". It sounds like a feel good story, and I really like Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski. I told my friend that I might even be nice and not make her sit through a showing of "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1" at a budget theater even though I really like that movie. She said that would even be okay...she's just glad to be getting out. Thanks for the comments about the movie "The Grey". It looks like an outstanding movie, and I love Liam Neeson. I'm just not sure it would be the best choice for me and my friend tomorrow night. There's also the movie "Wanderlust" with Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston (both of whom I like) but as that's about a stressed out married couple where the man loses his job...eh, maybe not good. Too funny about the Cars song (Let the Good Times Roll). I've had that in my head for the past couple days too. Bummer about the broken zipper on the purse. Bummer that your movie and book club groups merged and some of your fave movie group folks have dropped off. What a coincidence you and Mel talking about your bike. I'm hoping to get to ride my bike some this spring. Have fun with Margaret R. tonight. :)

Shad - Good to hear that DS1's baby is as bright, friendly and talented as you are! With all the wildlife you see there (birds and breeding brahmins), if you could stop the car and shoot video, you could be the next Attenborough!

Annie - Glad to hear there is something we both agree on when it comes to cleaning...we don't clean FISH!

Happy - So sorry to hear about your credit card number being compromised again. I hope you aren't responsible for any charges. That secure account number thing sounds good. I wonder if my credit card company provides that. I'm getting that crazy permission thing with Shad's sign photos too. Weird. Did they ever tell you how you got your fungal infection (or nodule of infection)? We sometimes hear gunshots...but that's mostly during duck and goose season, and occasionally during deer season. I'm not sure I'd deal well with someone target shooting in their yard near me. We live in a subdivision and even though our lots are bigger than in the city, a stray shot could still hit a doggie. Definitely be careful up their during rutt season. Good luck with giving up candy, and with the 1 soda a day. Not sure I could do either. I can't decide what to give up for Lent...so I probably won't give up anything. So nice that your cousin is keeping you stocked in fresh walleye. We love going out on the boat in the spring/summer, and if you're on the water early enough (5 or 6 am) it's not too buggy and it's usually no-wake (meaning no waterskiers, jetskiers, etc.) until 10 am. Then we come home and take a nap. In the evenings, the mosquitos are bad, but it's still nice and peaceful to be out on the water in the moonlight.

Mel - That inspector better be fully cleaned and sanitized before he enters your apartment. I know you can't wait to be free...but I'll bet the doc has good reason to be cautious about letting you out and about. Get and stay well, my friend. :hug: :getwell: :hug:

Well, back to work for me. I've got a meeting in 20 minutes that I should do some additional prep for.

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
02-23-2012, 11:17 AM
Hello every one.

It's a beautiful day outside with lots of sunshine. The temperatures are supposed to be in the mid 60's so I'm getting outside this afternoon. Think the sun shine will do me some good.
Things at work are okay. Had a nice long talk with my boss/friend on Tuesday. Just on my toes more with less internet time, not that this was the cause of my problem. Too much going on at the time of the back wash procedure. -- did at least 6 reconnects via phone during that process. And it takes a full 20 minutes to do the back wash procedure. Plus it was 6.30 p.m. and almost going home time.

Happy
Sorry about the card ordeal. I signed up for a secure type card at my bank and put x many dollars on it. I'm using this for gas purchases etc. I've also been told to push the cancel button on the gas pump after using my card. This is where a lot of damage is done to credit cards.

Laura
Eww that Brookfield zoo experience would have been to much for me. I'm curious about the Margaret Richard work out.

Mel
Looks like they still continue to rely on youl. Good for John in not answering his phone. like your lent idea.--giving up hospitals.

Michelle
Sorry to hear about dh's relapse. Fungal infections are hard to get rid of. Glad you two went to the doctor to get med's.

Shad
I those those thunder boomers that are right over the top of the house. Some of them will make the house shake.

Hello to Annie and Mary :wave:

Laura705
02-23-2012, 11:20 AM
Michelle - I'm so sad you and dh are feeling worse. :( You two sure need a break from the lung ailments!! I hope you both get to rest up over the weekend and let those meds go to town on the infections.

It's so nice of you to be helping your friend lift her spirits with dinner/movie. I think Big Miracle would be a great movie for that. (I want to see that one too!) I'm trying to think of other uplifting movies that are out now. I thought We Bought a Zoo was pretty good, but it's probably not in the theaters anymore. I just listened to a movie review on a podcast this morning for the animated movie "The Secret World of Arietty" and it sounded interesting for both kids and adults too. I kind of wanted to see the latest Mupppets movie too... not sure that's out anymore either. Not helpful because it's not out yet, but we saw a trailer for "Chimpanzee" the other night and it looks like it'll be so cute...

We're forecast to get 3-8 inches of snow tonight/tomorrow. Boo. I haven't been paying much attention to the news or weather lately and so I was surprised to hear that this morning. I hope you don't get much snow so neither of you need to do any snow removal. I say find a kid in the neighborhood to do it!!

diyana
02-23-2012, 01:04 PM
Ceejay - I'm glad things are going better at work. Enjoy the nice weather!

Laura - The bulk of the snow is going to the south of Milwaukee. Can't say I'm sorry about it...but I feel bad for you and bf. If we do get hit with a bunch of snow, I may ask our across the street neighbor to plow our driveway. He's a good guy and enjoys driving his ATV that has a plow attachment. Thanks for the movie tips. I'd forgotten about We Bought a Zoo and the Muppets movie, even though those were movies I wanted to see. We could just rent a DVD and watch it at her house...but then again I'm trying to get her out of the house for a few hours...and my house is too far away and has a sick hubby laying around who would NOT appreciate me bringing company over. So we'll probably see Big Miracle. Stay warm, dry and safe my Chicagoland sista.

Shad
02-23-2012, 02:21 PM
Seems that I can see the pics in the thumbnail form but if I go to click on them I get a permission thingy saying I am not signed in. Then it lets me sign in (again) but same story again. Somebody must have changed the coding.

I will send them again in another format over the weekend. Meantime it is time to pack and go home today after another class. Yesterdays was a marathon. Six trainees and only me to deliver the message. They ranged from dumb and dumber to bright and quick.

MELODY525
02-24-2012, 02:21 AM
JUST A QUICK NOTE.......I HAD A SMALL ACCIDENT WHILE TRANSFERING FROM ONE CHAIR TO ANOTHER. MY NIGHTGOWN SLEEVE GOT CAUGHT ON THE JOY STICK AND DROVE THE CHAIR RIGHT OUT FROM UNDER ME LANDING ME ON THE FLOOR wedged between the 2 chairs. took me almost 30 mins to get to a phone. scary stuff.

MY POOR BODY WAS TWISTED UP AND I CUT MY HEAD OPEN. GOT 3 STAPLES AND IT'S A WEE BIT DEEP. MY HeAD HIT THE OTHER WHEELCHAIR'S STEEL FRAME.
CAN WE ALL JUST SAY WTF TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THEY DRUGGED ME UP AND I JUST GOT HOME BUT KNOW TOMORROW I WON'T BE ABLE TO MOVE. BOO BOOS EVERYWHERE. I AM SITTING HERE LAUGHING AT THE IRONY OF ALL THIS. EVEN THE COPS AND AMBULANCE WERE IN SHOCK. ONE COP CAME HERE THE MINUTE HE HEARD ABOUT IT ON THE RADIO JUST TO MAKE SURE I WAS OK. THESE GUYS TOOK GREAT CARE OF ME. BUT 2 WOMEN ON THE OUT OF TOWN AMBULANCE SQUAD ALMOST DROPPED ME. THANK GOD RICHIE WAS HERE.
JEN IS OF COURSE WOUND UP LIKE A TOP AND NEEDS A TRANQUILIZER!!! I JUST TOLD RICHIE TO KEEP AN EYE ON HER TONITE. SHE IS A WRECK. THANK GOD I CAN LAUGH. NOT SURE WHAT ELSE I COULD DO:rofl:
I WILL BE BACK EITHER LATE TOMORROW OR OVER THE WEEKEND. MY OLD DR IS GOING TO HAVE A FRIGGING FIT!!! I'LL NEVER GET OUT OF THIS FRASSING HOUSE!!!:lol3: :lol3:

annie175
02-24-2012, 08:13 AM
OMG MELLIE...for Pete's sake...we are going to have to put you in a straight jacket under 24/7 watch. NO MORE CHIT! Go slow, don't be in a hurry...I had a boss that used to say to his employees...so if you are late..you are late whether it is 2 minutes or two hours..you are late..so do not hurry. Think out your process before making a move..I would really hate to have to come over and whoop up on you with the rolling pin cause I know your body is not ready for that. lol...I love ya sista. Please be careful and take of you. I worry about you as much as I worry about my dad. I had to chew on him for his attitude this week. He doesn't laugh. xoxo Poor Jen, she is probably going nuts and could use a zannie.

CHELLE...you and DH are also on my worry list also. Poor DH, even when he tries to take care of himself the docs don't even prescribe enough meds. Shame on that last in the class doctor anyway. :) And you had better slow down yourself, stay in and rest. Until you are 100%, no running around.

SHADDIE...it must be a flook cause, believe it or not, Humana, who blocks EVERYTHING, I can see the pix here at work.

CEEJAY...glad things are smoothing out at work. Sometimes we just need to be quiet and let things go by. It is hard, but with all the changes here, I am learning to do that more and more. It takes a lot of patience and asking God to put his hand over my mouth and his arm around my shoulder....

LAURA...my goodness chicklet...you all are getting slammed today...our weatherman said you could get up to 8" of the fluffy white stuff. No thank you, I don't wish it on you either, but I don't want it here. Hope you have wader boots. Stay warm.

HAPPY...wow your card was compromised again. Dang hackers anyway. Can't even enjoy on-line shopping anymore. If it isn't the govt taking away our fun it is the hackers. I still really haven't decided on lent. I am praying more sfor others as a start.

Very windy, cold and NO SNOW for us. Winds are about 40 mph. Thank God it is not snowing or it would be a blizzard.

Better get busy....stay safe, warm, and happy!

Loves and hugs

Laura705
02-24-2012, 09:10 AM
Mel, your doc is gonna put you in one of those bubbles for sure!!! So sorry you had that fall. At least this kind of hug won't hurt your sore body. :hug: :hug:

Snow here, and it's not done yet. Not fluffy, Annie, heavy & wet- the heart attack kind, so I hope people are being smart about how they remove it ( i.e., get a young healthy neighbor kid to do it!).

Back later - on the train & my cell battery is about to die.

Hotcupojava
02-24-2012, 12:18 PM
Mel! It's FALL backwards, SPRING forwards. What are we going to do with you? I'm glad you're okay enough to be laughing about this. Hugs (gentle hugs) from the West Virginia Turtle. And hello to all the lovely ladies that dwell here as well.

Laura705
02-24-2012, 12:51 PM
Well, the morning went quickly enough! I sure am ready for the weekend - need a break from the grind. Saturday will be an exercise class in the morning. Saturday night bf and I might go see a band at a place near the house. On Sunday I have to figure out a snack for the Oscars party that evening.

Hey Shad - I was able to see your sign pics when you first posted them, but then got the red x's yesterday like Happy did, but today I could see them again, so whatever you did worked for me. :)

Hello Mary! And hellos to the rest of the Worldlies. Have a great weekend everyone!

:cheers:

Shad
02-24-2012, 05:49 PM
I think it has something to do with the site more than anything.

I went in to have a look at them and got the same treatment. And verytime I clicked on one it told me I was logged out. Too many pictures maybe.

Can't wait for Feb to end. I'e had more than enough of it. Yesterdays saga as per my facebook entry. Can't be bothered typing it again.


Okay - so yesterday. Class went well, then to the airport.
1. Plane is delayed
2 . Plane has arrived, small plane, slower plane, has to sit in holding pattern over Maleny for over 1/2 hour.
3. Pay parking fees at airport, cannot find car. It has been towed away. Apparently I parked in a reserved spot. Signs are not all that visible and if you are driving around looking for said park you look for the green light above the car park not the ground which has a painted sign on it. Another $95 to get it out after I found someone that spoke enough English to be able to describe where the machine is. Why tell me that it is near the car wash on the ground floor when it is the fee machine at the exit?
4. Pay the fee, get said non-english speaking person to get me someone to take me to the car.
5. It's piddling down out there and I have to walk to the pound. Fortunately the guy who took me to the pound has a spare umbrella. Temper is not improving.
6. Window left partially down on car. Inside is as wet as outside. Not sure if I left it like that - usually pretty particular.
7. Long drive home in torrential rain.
8. Get home, get out brand new computer to whinge and moan, and somehow the screen will not light up. Can not find anywhere that I can turn it on. Back to old faithful. At least that works if somewhat slowly.
Bah humbug. Feeling grumpy again. Maybe I should go back to bed.

Laura705
02-24-2012, 07:26 PM
Shad what a horrible day! :hug: Hope today is better for you.

ceejay52
02-24-2012, 08:31 PM
Shad
Oh my, what an ordeal to have to go through.

Annie
I like what you said about God. Thanks for the reminder.

Laura
Hope you have and enjoyable evening listening to the band.

Mel
Oh me. Wish I were there to help take care of you. Sending get well wishes.

waves to Happy and Michelle :wave:

-----
Been to Jonesboro and back. Got the oil changed in the Rav4. I'm ready for my week end trip in a couple of weeks. Was hoping the gas would be cheaper but only saved 4 cents. I ate lunch with my neighbor at Hibachi Grill.

Hadn't had a phone call or text message from a friend in Jonesboro but after I got home she gave me a call. Her room mate has moved out and she is not on pins and needles anymore. She said it was safe for me to come for a visit.
Making plans to go next week end.

I've been on an exercise kick this week and I think I over did it. Yesterday my lower back, where the bones spurs are located, really hurt so much that I took a pain med. It's sore today but I'm going to try and ride the bike for 10 minutes.

annie175
02-25-2012, 01:12 AM
Convinced sleep is overrated!

annie175
02-25-2012, 09:41 AM
Last out...first in....

Got up with Curtis at 4...still couldn't sleep. Had about 3 hours sleep last night. I don't nap...so I don't know the problem. I am thinking sleep is overrated. Nothing really on my mind..not really worrying about anything too deeply, just the normal worries. If I ever get an entire night's sleep it will be a miracle or I am dead....lol. Truly I have not slept through the night since Samantha was born 26 years ago.

My blood work for my yearly bariatric check up had some flaws. Nothing too bad, just a point or two off from normal...doc was not concerned with the results of those. The things of concern were potassium too low, iron too low (always have that one), and my thyroid was not working up to par but only by a bit....I am being retested for thyroid in a couple of weeks...which may explain why I cannot lose regardless of the fewer calorie intake. Exercise is hit and miss...I do good for a few days then slack off then do good...the way I look at that is at least I am doing something for a few days as opposed to doing nothing...yes we can justify EVERYTHING we do or do not do.....51 years old....soon it won't matter. For now, I do what I can do.

Got the laundry done, dishwasher unloaded, reloaded....that is about it for now....Bella is kicked back and resting...tomorrow the 26th is her 12th birthday...will have to get her annual HOSTESS CUPCAKE for her to eat. Funny...I know a Hostess cake man...and I love him too....

Not much else going on.....have a marvelous Saturday/Sunday...weekend...I love ya, my sistas...

ceejay52
02-25-2012, 09:52 AM
Annie
Your potassium being to low may be your sleep culprit. Mine was low when I saw the cardiologist a couple of years ago. I take two o t c potassium tablets and things have been good since then. I've also only had one small palpitation since then. It may be a good idea to have your b12 tested also. I didn't have any b12.

I'm getting ready to go to Paragould to eat lunch with my uncles today. So I'd better get things done.

MELODY525
02-25-2012, 10:08 AM
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MORNING CHICKLETTES

WHERE TO BEGIN......
NOT ONLY JENNIFER BUT NOW MY DOCTOR IS AT A LOSS FOR WORDS. HE TOLD ME I HAVE TO STOP DRINKING! :cheers: AND THEN FELL TO HUGGING ME. TOLD ME TO STOP SCARING HIM. I SAID I WAS TRYING AND HE SAID MAYBE THAT'S THE PROBLEM....STOP TRYING:tantrum:
IN THE ALMOST 40 YRS I KNOW HIM I'VE NEVER SEEN HIM SO VISUALY UPSET.

NEXT WEEK HE COMES TO REMOVE THE STAPLES. AFTER ALL THE REPORTS HE HAS GOTTEN HE'S NOT TRUSTING THE HOSPITAL. :lol3: THEY TOLD ME I COULD GO TO THEM MONDAY AND GET THEM OPUT. HE ALMOST FAINTED. SAID WITH A CUT THAT SIZE AND DEEP IT WOULD SPLIT RIGHT OPEN BEFORE I GOT HOME. YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IMAGINE JEN & WILLY SEEING THAT ON THE WAY HOME!! :faint: TOO FUNNY.

ACCORDING TO THE LASTEST MRI AND THE DR INVESTIGATING, I WAS SENT HOME WITH PNEUMONIA IN BOTH LUNGS (NOT JUST ONE), SEVERAL NODES IN THE RIGHT LUNG (NOT ONE AS THEY TOLD HIM) AND EXCESS FLUID IN THE LEFT LUNG (MORE THAN HE WAS FIRST TOLD). HE IS ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS AND IS EVEN MORE AMAZED AT MY RECOVERY.

I ON THE OTHER HAND FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT IT (EVEN WITH THE SCREW UPS) AND IT JUST STRENGTHENS ME TO KNOW HOW "HEALTHY" I REALLY AM INSIDE.

BECAUSE MY BP IS JUMPING AROUND HE WANTS IMMEDIATE CHANGES IN DIET AND ADDED MORE REST TILL IT LEVELS OUT. BEEN SHOOTING UP EACH DAY TO 200+ AND HE'S NOT PLEASED. BUT HE FEELS IT'S ENTIRELY STRESS RELATED.

I HAVE BRUISES AND PAIN IN PLACES I NEVER KNEW I COULD HURT.
GOTTA LOVE CODEINE & ALEVE. :dizzy:

MONDAY I HAVE TO GET A HOLD OF THAT GOVT OFFICE IF IT KILLS ME. THE DUE DATE IS THE 28TH:rollpin:

THE ONLY ACTIVITY FOR TODAY IS CLEANING THE WOUND AND TRYING TO WASH MY HAIR AROUND IT. YUCK! RED ON BLONDE/WHITE HAIR IS VOMITROCIOUS LOOKING! YUCK!! :rofl: :rofl:
HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND:moped:





ANNIE...GoT THE TEA. THANKS FOR THE THOUGHT. WILL TRY AT A LATER DATE. HAVING TOO MANY TUMMY AND INSIDE PROBS RIGHT NOW.:hug:
WE JUST GOT YOUR WINDS AND PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SENDING THE SNOW:snowball:





LAURA.....THAT GES FOR YOU TOO....KEEP THE SNOW WEST OF THE ROCKIES!!! THAT'S ALL I NEED NOW:ginger: I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE TIME CHANGE....WOULD BE NICE TO WAKE UP WITH MORE LIGHT!! YOUR WEEKEND SOUNDS NICE. ENJOY THE BAND & PARTY :cheers:





SHAD....SORRY TO HEAR YOU R DAY WAS SO WET & DISAPPOINTING. THE SAYING WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS REALLY IS ALIVE AND WELL IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS. :rain: HOPE THE NEXT DAY WAS BETTER AND THE WEEKEND IS FILLED WITH HAPPY DRY THOUGHTS:hug: :sunny:
BUT I THINK MY HOLE IN THE HEAD HAS YOUR BAD DAY BEAT:lol3: :lol3:




CEEJAY......TAKE GOOD CARE OF THAT BACK OF YOURS. WE DON'T WANT YOU MISSING YOUR VACATION!! GLAD THE GF BOTH RID OF THE ROOMMATE...NOW YOU BOTH CAN HAVE A NICE VISIT. FEEL BETTER!!!
WISH YOU WERE HERE TO HELP ME MEND TOO!!:hug:




HAPPY....WHERE FOR ART THOUG????:hug:




MICHELLE...HOPE YOU AND DH ARE RESTING AND GETTING HEALTHY THIS WEEKEND. JUST GET BETTER BOTH OF YOU!!!!

MELODY525
02-25-2012, 10:14 AM
MARY.....I MISSED YOUR POST. THANKS TOO!! HOPE YOU ARE YOUR USUAL CRANKY TURTLE SELF BY NOW TOO!!! SPRING IS NEAR AND YOU WON'T HAVE TO GO OUT AND "PLAY" IN THE SNOW ANYMORE!!! STAY WELL AND TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF. :coffee:
PS: SAVE ANY BUBBLE WRAP YOU MIGHT HAVE....GoTTA FEELING I MIGHT NEED IT BEFORE THIS YEAR IS OVER WITH:rofl:

MELODY525
02-25-2012, 10:20 AM
annie and ceejay snuck in there......................


ANNIE....HOPE YOU GET SOME MUCH NEEDED SLEEP TONITE. WONDER WHY YOU DON'T MAKE IT THRU THE NIGHT> I HAVE THAT PROBLEM NOW SINCE THE LAST HOSP STAY. NOT SURE WHAT'S GOING ON BUT I PLAY GAMES ON THE PC FOR AN HOUR AND GO BACK TO BED. LOL GOTTA LOVE THE HOSTESS MAN!! ROFLMAZZOFF




CEEJAY....HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH THE UNCLES AND LUNCH. SEE YA WEHEN YOU GET BACK. ENJOY:hun:

happy2bme
02-25-2012, 12:33 PM
Hello ladies,

I seem to pick the exact times to come in here when they are having problems with the site - and they've been having more than a few problems lately. Hence my lack of posting...

Mel fell down, Annie can't sleep, Ceejay is having issues at work, Michelle is sick and Shad is just a whirlwind of bad luck. What the heck is going on here? Sorry Laura but I guess this means you drop to the bottom on the sympathy list for a broken purse :lol:

Mel - OMG - I can't believe that fall. I am so glad you didn't break anything but that had to be so scary. This is NOT what you need right now. I'm glad you are making it through the troubles, don't get cocky but please remember that you are a tough lady when the blues get to you. I am saying extra good things to the guy upstairs for a speedy recovery. And start the deep breathing to try and bring the blood pressure down - watch the processed foods for a bit, maybe back to bland for a bit. :hug: I have some big boxes and lots of packing paper. I'm sure I could jury-rig a bumper car for your chair. It would protect you but you wouldn't be able to get out the door :rofl:

Annie - wish I had some answer for your restless sleep but I don't. Particularly since you've been this way half your life. I guess you don't fight it, just find something to sidetrack you for a bit until you can sleep again. When you do have to get up in the morning are you groggy and wanting to sleep more? If dogs can't have chocolate, what kind of cupcake does Hella get? Happy birthday to her for managing to hang on another year in spite of needing a personality check. :rofl: Lots of birthdays this week for people I know. Let see - end of February minus 9 months = end of May. What? People very excited to see summer come in so they get frisky? :carrot: :lol:

Ceejay - hope your back is feeling better - have a good visit with the uncles today. Thanks for the tip on the vitamins.

Shad - boy you sure are having a bad go at things the last 2 weeks. And you haven't even been beating the students :rollpin: I'm sure there are times like this that make you question why you do what you do. Don't let them get you down. Maybe you can take a short break between this and your next assignment and recharge the batteries. Hope things get better come Monday when you climb back on the hamster wheel. :hug:

Laura - my former next door neighbor posted pictures of the snow yesterday. It looked quite pretty - and heavy. She said it was mostly gone by the evening because things have been warm lately. Lucky you. We are supposed to get hit Sunday night - are just on the cusp of the band between big snow and some snow. Of course it chooses to snow AFTER the big ski race that is going on right now and clogging our roads with too many people :lol: Hope you have fun at the Oscar party and come up with a fun snack - can you make anything in the theme of one of the nominated movies? I'd make a suggestion but I don't even know what's been nominated and for sure have not seen any of the movies. Did you decide what to do with the gym vs another gym pass? Perhaps I am confused but didn't your office offer some sort of gym thing?

Michelle - how did your girls' night out go yesterday? Hope you are feeling better and didn't fall asleep on her :lol: Rest up as much as you can and fight off those bugs that have a death grip on you and DH.

:wave: Java

It was snowing this morning, now the sun came out and the heat is making the house creak something fierce. Sounds like ghosts walking through the house. As I said we are supposed to get a big storm tomorrow night but I have learned from the short time being here that the weather does what it wants to and the forecasters are almost always wrong :dizzy: Truly - you look out the window and whatever it's doing, that's the weather. :lol: We are thinking about going out tonight. My other cousin that lives an hour away does karaoke and he is doing a gig at a small local bar up near them. We might go with the nearby cousins just to get out of the house. The last few days I have been dealing with vertigo and nausea. I am sure I have fluid in the ears as I can make it occur just by tipping my head down. I don't do well with nausea - good thing I was never pregnant! I did some cleaning yesterday and had to stop because it was making me ill. Took it easy for the most part - made a nice dinner of baked macaroni and cheese and pan fried walleye but that was about it. I'm hoping I will be able to finish up today as there are some things that are nagging at me to get done. Going to go find some lunch and get busy. Have a good weekend ladies.

annie175
02-25-2012, 05:25 PM
MELLIE...be prepared when you try the tea....Sissy tried the one for nursing momma's and it was so nasty she asked me if she could throw the remaining teabags in the trash. lol....My feelings will not be hurt if you trash it. Just sayin'. People love you Mellie...that is why the doc hates to see you in pain and mistreated by the professionals of that stinkin' hospital.....Let me know if you want me to come there and take care of you for a week or two.

CEEJAY...it very well could be my potassium keeping me awake. That was on the low side and getting script potassium called Klor Con, or something like that. My B12 was perfect. I give myself a B12 shot once a month due to the bariatric surgery.

HAPPY....You, missy, may keep the snow and cold weather up your way...blah. It is only 24 days till spring and I am counting on the man upstairs to bring it, on time, with no flubb ups. I am ready to get out into the dirt. Hella B eats chocolate a couple of times a year and M&Ms on occasion. It hasn't hurt her one bit. She loves the choc cupcakes the best. Blowing out the candle is another story...lol And cleaning does make some people sick..refrain till better.

CHELLE...hope you and DH are staying in and getting better, snuggling with the furry pawed ones.

SHADDIE...maybe stay in bed...then bad stuff cannot cross you path. Geez, I would freak out if my car got towed. I would cry, p*ss and moan to anyone around. You are a brave soul.

LAURA...are you all snowed in and snuggling with your BF? I don't know how you handle that snowy weather...I can't stand it and we have really not had that much this year. Get a good book to read. I have been watching Lifetime channel a lot.....it is about all the same, but entertaining enough, I really don't pay that much attention to it.

Guess I had better go and post this...Hella B is poking me in the leg with her nose as I sit here and type...me thinks, she thinks, she needs a treat...Look here sister dog...I am not Curtis and giving in to your antics...go lay down. ba hahaha

Loves and Hugs...from the sleepless witch of the midwest!!

Shad
02-25-2012, 10:08 PM
Morning all,

Sun was shining first things but now it is a little bit windy and cloudy. Have to keep an eye on the washing flapping away on the line. Still got about two loads to finish and then I need to get onto the cleaning etc.

Yesterday I went back to the place I bought my new computer from and the man told me to bring it back and they would send it away and hold it for me when I came back, so today I wander down to the store with the computer appropriately labelled and they took one look at it and decided to exchange it.
Lucky I had taken all the important information out of it prior to going down isn't it?

Mel - what am I going to do with you. There is a large parcel on the way. It contains a roll of bubble wrap - 6 feet wide by 30 yards. Do you think that will keep you safe for a while?

Annie - I am not that brave and yes I did moan very loudly, and swear loudly and tell everyone around me about the dickheads we have who have this power over us. I should get you over here to sort out my house.

Ceejay - hope you have a good weekend with the uncles.

Laura - weekend has been a lot better thank you. Next time I take the car to the airport, I will check over, under and around about to ensure there is no small notice to be obeyed.

Happy - 3fc posted in facebook the other day that their problems have been fixed. I often get the explorer message that the site is temporarily down. Presume they got a bug from somewhere.
Hope the vertigo is gone. And yes I will be taking a break soon. Just got to get through the next four or so weeks. I have a weekend break coming up while we are stationed there on go live. If it doesn't rain too much more I will go west to the gemfields and see if I can find some more sapphires and rubies.

Okay - I now have to set up the new computer, finish the laundry and ironing. Then I need to sweep and dust. After that I can rest. Where's Annie when I need her. To enliven the feeling of hope. Spring is around the corner


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MELODY525
02-26-2012, 08:54 AM
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HAPPY SUNDAY MORNING CHICKS...OR MONDAY AS THE CASE MAY BE:cofdate:


BRISK SUNNY SUNDAY MORNING HERE. YESTERDAY'S GALE WINDS BLEW EVERYTHING AROUND LIKE A CYCLONE. GLAD THAT'S OVER WITH.
JEN & RICHIE SPENT TIME DOWN HERE AFTER DINNER.
WE HAD A GOOD OLD FASHIONED CHIN WAG AND NO TV.

NOTHING NEW TO REPORT...THAT'S GOTTA BE GOOD NEWS:dancer:
WATCHING A ,LOT OF CARTOONS LATELY. CAN'T STAND MOTION OR NOISE.
THINK I BETTER GO IN THE KITCHEN AND GET ME SOME CEREAL.
FEELINGHUNGRY THIS MORNING.

HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:




LAURA.....I WAS LOOKING AT THE ADS ON TV FOR THE MOVIE.
IT DOES LOOK GOOD. I WATCHED "HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE" AGAIN RECENTLY.
NOT SURE WHY I LIKE THAT ONE BUT IT'S CUTE. HIS HOUSE HAS LEGS ON IT. :rofl: :rofl:
HAVE FUN AT THE PARTY!!





HAPPY.....BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY THERE WILL BE NO COCKY-NESS OVER HERE. THE FALL WASN'T AS SCARY AS LYING ON THE FLOOR STUCK IN BETWEEN 2 WHEELCHAIRS AND BEING UNABLE TO MOVE. TOOK ME ALMOST 30 MINS TO GET TO A PHONE BLOOD AND ALL. A TOTAL NIGHTMARE. I HOPE YOUR VERTIGO IS GOING AWAY. TAKE SINUS MEDS. IT'S ALL THESE STORMS AND PRESSURE. :hug:
THE SNOWS FROM THE WEST AREN'T QUITE MAKING IT TO THE EAST COAST. THEY'RE RUNNING ALONG THE USA-CAN BORDERLINE.
HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD TIME IF YOU WENT TO THE KARAOKE.
THAT HAS TO BE GOOD FOR A LAUGH. STAY WARM!!!





ANNIE.....WISH WE COULD HELP YOU GET SOME SLEEP.
DID YOU TALK TO THE DR WHEN YOU HAD YOUR TESTS DONE??
BTW...GLAD THE TESTS WENT OK. I FORGOT TO SAY THAT THE OTHER DAY. HAVE YOU TRIED CAMMOMILE TEA? NOT THE TEA BAG STUFF BUT MAKING IT FROM SCRATC WITH THE FLOWERS??
THE REASON I HAVEN'T DONE THE TEA THING IS BECAUSE I HAVE "WEED" ALLERGIS AND THE DR SAID LET'S JUST KEEP EATING & DRINKING THE THINGS WE KNOW ARE OK FOR NOW....:rofl: :rofl:
KISS JAKEY FOR ME:bb: WE COULD USE ANOTHER PICTURE POSTED HERE!!!!
BET HE'S GROWING LIKE A STINK WEED NOW.





SHAD.....THE PARCEL ARRIVED AND I AM PROPERLY WRAPPED UP!!!
I WISH I COULD DO THE SAME FOR YOU!! THIS HAS BEEN A LONG JOB AND WE'RE ALL SENDING YOU LOVE TO GET THRU THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. LET US KNOW WHEN THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS:hug:
I AM GLAD THEY REPLACED THE PC...MUST HAVE BEEN A REAL DEFECT.
HOPE THE NEW ONE WORKS OK...I CAN LEND YOU MY OLD ONE BUT IT DOESN'T DO TRICKS LIKE YOU'RE USED TO HAVING.
HANG IN THERE MY LIL' SISTER.
I LIKE THE IDEA OF GEM HUNTING.
RUBIES AND SAPHIRES?? JEN WILL BE RIGHT OVER!! TWO OF HER FAVES!! WE WERE TALKING ABOUT YOU LAST NIGHT.
RICHIE ALWAYS WANTS TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU'RE DOING.
TOLD HIM ABOUT AND SHOWED HIM THE BIG RIGS THEY DRIVE.
I MUST SEND YOU AN E-MAIL WITH ADDITIONAL PHONE NUMBERS.
OUR CHAT ABOUT YOU LAST NIGHT REMINDED JEN & I THAT WE NEVER SENT THEM. STAY STRONG!!!

Shad
02-26-2012, 02:55 PM
Getting ready to go on a plane again. I probably should have stayed here a couple of weekends and gone playing in mud or something, but wanted to get home for one reason or another. Anyway back to the mines today for a week, home at the weekend, then back for another two or three weeks depending on how badly or well they do on go-live. The project wants us all back two weeks after go-live so we can move onto the next company, but Yarrabee have said they will assess the situation and depending on the 'hurt' factor will make a decision then. I just wait for the decision. I don't see me getting off this project at the end of April which is the end of contract date. More like end of May. That puts paid to the Chelsea Flower Show this year. :rofl:

Okay - gotta get on with it.

happy2bme
02-26-2012, 03:03 PM
Good Sun-day to all,

Karaoke last night was WAY TOO LOUD. Not my thing, couldn't wait until it was over. And no, I didn't sing either. It can't decide if it's going to snow or not. We were getting dire warnings for today, now it seems like it's petered out. Last night when I went to sleep (or rather early this morning) it was snowing enough to cover everything. Winds came in the night and literally blew it all away this morning - like something huffed and puffed and blew it away. Lazy day today - a bit of clean up, digging through boxes looking for the papers to do the tax return. They are talking about a significant snow on Wednesday (which is how they phrased today 3 days ago) but none the less, I'd better make up my meal plan and get to the store tomorrow just in case.

Nothing else going on right now - DH is calling me, gotta run.

Laura705
02-26-2012, 06:57 PM
Hello all.

Not doing much of anything right now.

Happy- hope your sinuses are better now & the vertigo eased up. Too bad the karaoke was too loud. We heard about a karaoke that's done w/ a live band- I imagine that could be loud.

Annie - we didn't get that much snow, but it was the heavy slushy kind. It was warm today so most of it's gone now - yay!! Lol re Hella's cupcake!! Hope u find a solution to your sleep issues!!

Ceejay - hope your back is feeling better.

Mel - you sound so upbeat in spite of that fall - you must be on some good drugs!!

Shad - good they exchanged yor computer!! Really good u were prepared for that!! Safe travels my friend!

Hellos to Michelle & Mary. :wave:
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I'll post this (from my phone) & get on the computer to finish. Back in a jiffy!

Laura705
02-26-2012, 07:28 PM
I'm back. My weekend recap...

I've been rather slothful this weekend. No grocery shopping or cooking. Friday night I met bf one train stop before my usual one and we picked up some fried shrimp from the fish place. They were doing a brisk business, that being the first Friday of Lent. We took it home and ate it along with a Stouffer's mac n cheese entree we split for a side.

Saturday morning I went to the circuit class. There were 16 students, and there's normally 16 exercise stations, and since our "instructor" wanted to exercise too, she added a 17th station. It was right next to station #1 and she suggested we do push ups using the railing that goes around the whole equipment area (or we could do anything we want - job in place, etc.) It just so happens that station #1 also works the pectorals, so I got a double dose of pec work during class. Plus it was rather challenging for me after not having done that class in three weeks!

Can't recall what I did yesterday afternoon besided eating lunch, watching an episode of Doc Martin I'd recorded last week and walk the dog. Then was dinner and more tv.

Today I lazed around in the morning and then sorted laundry and tossed a load in the washer. Then I tried out my new Margaret Richard video, The Spark. It had most of her usual exercises, with some new ones thrown in. I didn't look through the dvd's index or anything before I jumped right in. Right after the warm up, it started off with upper body - pushups! It was a rather short segment, but I didn't do too well because my chest was already sore from yesterday's workout! The remainder of the segments that I did weren't a problem. The dvd went through upper and lower body, and then it began with a 2nd set of exercises for the same body parts (but different exercises), which was a good idea because the individual segments were shorter than she's done in her past shows and dvd's. Because I was sore from yesterday, though, I stopped after the first set of exercises and jumped to the cool down segment, but I can see doing both sets in a single workout.

Happy, you asked if I'd figured out what I was going to do for exercise after this session. No, not really...I might just take the Mon/Wed Pilates and then either do at-home workouts with my Margaret Richard & Body Electric dvds and/or go to the gym w/ bf. Bf's gym has a circuit workout area, and I'd like to see that. He said, however, that the cardio portions that alternate with the strenght portions are just step platforms. Unfortunately, the step station (#6 in my classes) is my least favorite, LOL. BTW, yes, our building opened a fitness room and offered tenant employees unlimited use for a 1-time fee of $75. I paid the fee, but quickly confirmed that I do not like trying to fit in a 30 minute cardio workout into my lunch hour - and that's not even eating lunch! By the time I dressed to workout, did my 30 minutes, then showered and dressed, the entire hour was gone. And most of the time I still wasn't cooled down even after I was dressed. Ick.

Okay, off to change for the Oscar party.

ceejay52
02-26-2012, 07:38 PM
Back from Paragould. I had a good time.

I really do not want to go to work tomorrow. Maybe my vacation will get me motivated again.

Whew someone is burning wood and smoking up the whole neighbor hood.

Shad
I love the pictures of the flowers. I'm so ready for Spring.

Mel
What a loving dr you have!. Do what he says.

Annie, Happy,Laura :wave:

annie175
02-26-2012, 07:53 PM
Yikes...what a LONG day....borrowed a truck...picked up furniture (couch , oversized chair and footstool) at Curtis's garage last night...unloaded it in my garage. This morning, drove about an hour east of the house and picked up a barely used, SIMMONS KING SIZE bed that a friend at work could no longer use...FREE. Brought it home. Moved the futon out of the guest bedroom...moved my Queen bed into the guest bedroom...moved the KING bed in my room....loaded the futon, couch, chair and footstool into truck...drove an hour WEST of house to deliver to DS. Drove back, returned truck...waiting on new sheets to dry for king bed. We left the house at 9 this morning and did not stop one time to take a break...got home at 6:08 pm.....lots of driving and lifting, moving, and strain. Probably 4.5 hours on the road total...Came home to wash up sheets, matress covers and put beds together for two beds. Also made a delish dessert for tomorrow. Strawberry angel food layer cake. I am pooooooed.

Have a marvelous night/morning...

Love and hugs.

MELODY525
02-27-2012, 08:30 AM
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AND THE WINNERS ARE.......................

I FELL ASLEEP BEFORE THE AWARDS GOT HANDED OUT. :rofl:
QUICK NOTE TODAY. THE NURSE CALLED AND SHE IS STOPPING BY.
DR ASKED HER TO COME EARLIER IN THE WEEK.
GOTTA GET WASHED UP.
HAVE A GREAT DAY. HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY :moped:




SHAD.....WOW!! THIS IS THE NEVER ENDING JOB:yikes:
I MEANT TO ASK YOU HOW THE CASTLE BUILDING IN THE YARD WAS GOING??
DID YOU GET TO FILL IT UP WITH LOTS OF STUFF? IF NOT I AM THINKING OF HAVING THE ELECTRIC & PLUMBING INSTALLED.
JUST READ AN ARTICLE WHERE HERE IN THE STATES, A LOT OF PEEPS ARE MAKING THEM FOR THEIR AGING PARENTS!!!!:rofl:




HAPPY.......THIS WEATHER IS INSANE. WE'RE HAVING SNOW FOR WEDS & THURS. WONDER IF OURS WILL BLOW AWAY OR GET WASHED AWAY!! HOPE YOU FIND ALL THE TAX STUFF. :hug: I ALWAYS HATE THAT JOB AND MINE'S ONLY FOR $4000!!:rofl: :rofl:
KARAOKE IS LOUD ON THE TV. CAN IMAGINE IN PERSON. CAN YOU STILL HEAR??? HOW'S THE VERTIGO?




LAURA.... NO DRUGS FOR MY FALL. JUST MY HAPPY PEPPY ATTITUDE SHINING THRU:dance: BTW....LOTS OF PEEPS I KNOW TRIED THEIR OFFICE GYMS BUT HAD THE SAME PROB AS YOU. SOME EVEN SAID WHEN THEY ATE LUNCH LATER IN A RUSH THAT THEY FELT SICKISH. HOPE YOU FIND A SCHEDULE OF THINGS YOU LIKE TO DO. SLOTH TIME IS GOOD....ESPECIALLY FOR THE HEAD!!!




CEEJAY.....SOME OF THE HOUSES AROUND HERE HAVE FIREPLACES AND I'VE BEEN SMELLING SMOKE TOO. GLAD PARAGOULD WAS FUN. HOPE THE UNCLES ARE WELL AND HEALTHY!!! A FRIEND OF MINE IS GOING TO SAN FRANCISCO AND I AM PRETENDING I AM GOING WITH HER!!:rofl:




ANNIE.....ANGEL FOOD CAKE IS MY FAVORITE!! GRAM USED TO MAKE IT WITH REAL WHIPPED CREAM AND STRAWBERRIES!! YUM. :bd:
YOU CERTAINLY HAD A BUSY DAY!! HOW DO THE MUSCLES FEEL TODAY!! ENJOY THE NEW BIG PLAYGROUND....I MEAN BED. Bwa ha ha ha ha

diyana
02-27-2012, 10:00 AM
Good Monday morning everyone -

I sure hope this week brings health, wellness and happiness to us all. I apologize for being too busy to check in. Friday I was busy at work, and then had dinner (no movie) with a friend. The movies that we wanted to see had been replaced in the theaters with others that we weren't interested in, plus I was feeling really weak. But we had a nice dinner. :) Aside from me doing a bit of grocery shopping and laundry on Saturday, DH and I spent the weekend sleeping, and we're still feeling like we could sleep for a month. Poor DH, the short course of meds caused a relapse...and he's still fighting to get back to where he can breathe and has energy. I'm glad the doc has him on this course of meds for a month. Stupid, irresponsible specialist. :tantrum:

While we were resting, we did watch a couple movies I checked out from the library..."The Bucket List", which I thought was very good and very well done, and also "Love Actually", which was an adorable romantic comedy - definitely a "feel good" movie.

It looks like a lot happened in the few days I was out of it.

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Mellie - OMG! I can't believe that fall! How scary that you were stuck there for so long! Sending you much love and gentle virtual healing hugs. :hug: :hug: I can totally understand your doctor being so visibly upset, and also his distrust of the hospital. How completely irresponsible for them to send you home with pneumonia, nodes and fluid in your lungs. Be careful cleaning your wound, and I hope you're able to get in touch with the gov't office today. :crossed: :hug:

Annie - Thanks for all your concern. DH and I will get better...although during his long and severe coughing fit last night, I was really tempted to take him to the hospital. He's got a doc appointment this afternoon with the good doc. We'll see what he says. I hope you're able to sleep more and 3 hours per night doesn't become the norm. Happy Belated Birthday to Hella Bella!

Laura - We got about 5" of the heavy wet snow on Thursday night/Friday am when they predicted that we'd get 1"-2". I was able to get out to meet my friend Friday afternoon, and do my errands on Saturday...and then Mother Nature was kind enough to melt the snow yesterday. They're predicting more precipitation coming this week...but hopefully it will be rain and not snow. Hope you had a nice time at the Oscars party. Did you see most of the nominated movies? I slept right through the Oscars...as I did just about everything else on TV this weekend.

Shad - OMG! What a frassin' nightmare weekend you had! Sounds like those reserved parking spots and the poor signage are a revenue generating scam. I'm glad you were able to exchange your brand new computer, and I hope this replacement doesn't have any gremlins. I wish I were there with you when you go to the gemfields. Do you have to pay to look for the sapphires and rubies? Or pay based on how many you take with you? Thanks for the lovely flower photos!! I can't wait for spring!!

Ceejay - Good on ya' for exercising, but don't overdo it, especially when it comes to back pain.

Happy - You're so right about the weather forecasts...I don't trust 'em more than a day in advance. And even the "same day" forecasts can be quite wrong. I hope the vertigo and nausea have eased up. Bummer that karaoke was really loud.

Love and hugs to all,

Laura705
02-27-2012, 10:01 AM
Morning all.

Ceejay - Glad you enjoyed your time in Paragould. Having something like an upcoming vacation to look forward to definitely helps make work bearable! :) Oh, and thank you for reminding me - I forgot to thank Shad for posting those photos - they are gorgeous, right, and just what we need after our months of winter.

Shad - Thanks for posting those pics! So lovely! Hope you had a good Monday.

Annie - OMG, that's a lot of moving and driving!! :faint: And then you made dessert! You are amazing girl!!

Mel - Hope the appt with the nurse went well and you are moving along with your recovery - or shall I say - your DOUBLE recovery. BTW, your sleep is definitely more important than the Oscar winners, LOL. Besides you can see all the highlights on the news and other shows today if you so choose.

"Hey" to all my other Worldlie friends.
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Last night was fun. I'd decided I didn't want to prepare anything (more slothfulness) for the Oscars party, so on Saturday bf and I went to a popcorn shop one town over and I bought a big bag of cheddar popcorn (and what a bargain because we had a buy one, get one free coupon). With all the food at the party, it was nice that people actually ate a good amount of it, although I still went home with a good amount of it. The bad news is that bf doesn't like this popcorn as well as the Rural Route 1 brand, which BTW is out of WI and which he discovered when we bought some from the boy scouts a few years ago. So this is not a good thing for me to have all this popcorn around. Bf had a friend over last night and the friend ate quite a bit of the other bag, but there's still a lot left... I might have to bring it to work or maybe give it to a neighbor.

So...I won the "most correct picks" - again. :carrot: I'm very surprised how well I did (19 out of 24 categories correct), because really, I was just guessing on all those "technical" awards for sound editing, sound design, etc. as well as the documentaries and short films, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, I was sort of embarassed because I'm the least competitive person around and now I've won about 3 times, LOL. But still - I'll snap a photo of my trophy to post here. :D

I wish I could have taken today off work, but I didn't want to blow a vacation day on ostensibly sleeping in after a late night. About 95% of the time I do NOT sleep in, cannot sleep in. In fact, I have finally realized that the furnace kicking in at about 5 am is what has been waking me up early lately. :doh: Much as I hate this kind of thing, I will try and reprogram the :censored: thermostat. Anyway, it's good I didn't call in sick because the admin did that - her daughter is sick.

I'm sore today from Saturday and Sunday's workout. Bf suggested working out at his gym tonight, so we'll see about that.

Enough of this, let me see if anyone snuck in during my rambles.

Laura705
02-27-2012, 10:16 AM
Hi Michelle! I'm glad you and dh spent a lot of time sleeping this weekend, and I'm sorry you can't take more time off to get some more rest!! You must be so worried about dh! Poor guy. I hope those meds start kicking in big time SOON.

I liked the movie Love Actually - what it is about Hugh Grant in those kinds of movies?? I have never seen The Bucket List - I'll have to get it from the library. No, I hadn't seen all the nominated movies - I didn't see Moneyball, Hugo, or Extremely Loud/Incredibly Close, and I only saw 20 minutes of The Tree of Life, LOL. Out of those, I may at some point see Moneyball. Definitely see the winner, The Artist, when it comes to DVD - it's a very entertaining movie. Nothing deep or disturbing, just good.

Sorry you got all that snow!! It was so yucky - I'm so glad it's all gone now!! :)

annie175
02-27-2012, 11:02 AM
What a Marvelous Monday.....The birds were singing on the way in, the sun is shining...high today 50!

I have to go get my permanent crown on this afternoon. It did not fit right last Friday so they had to retool it. I am NOT looking forward to more mouth torture today...lol. Oh well

LAURA..I loved the Bucket List. Sissy and I saw it at the movies when it was on. I have Love Actually at home in Curtis's collection but have not watched it yet...will have to soon. I have never been to an Oscar's party, but have done an in office ballot thingy...didn't win anything tho. Boo.

CHELLE...good for you for staying home and taking care of you and DH. That does my heart good. You are a good girl for doing what you are told, you may get a surprise for being good. lol

MELLIE...muscles are not too bad today. I think I needed the workout...lol I shall make you an angle food cake with all the trimmings when I visit you some time....wink! Please stay upright, no falling or sickie stuff. hugs

CEEJAY...so glad you had a good time in Paragould. I love the smell of wood burning and leaves burning...I am weird like that. I also love to play in the fire pit. lol

HAPPY...I like to listen to Karaoke if it is good and not loud...I, like you, do not sing, cannot carry a note. Hope you stayed above the snow this weekend.

SHADDIE...how in the world do you know if you are coming or going. or do you just meet yourself in the middle?

Made Chicken noodle with veggies soup to crockpot over night. We are having a pitch in babyshower for a girl here at work tomorrow. She has heratburn really bad. So I thought that would be light. She is having a boy and naming him IVAN JAMES...I just cannot get into the name Ivan. Sounds like a cat name to me. lol.

Well better get buzy as I have to leave early for dentist appt.

Loves and hugs.

diyana
02-27-2012, 01:26 PM
Annie - How exciting having all that "new" furniture! And exciting for DS to get "new" furniture too! But yes, driving around and moving furniture can be very exhausting. The strawberry angel food layer cake sounds really yummy! :drool: Laura is right...after all that moving and driving, you still made dessert...which is just mind-boggling. Good luck at the dentist today. Sending you lots of :goodvibes: .

Ceejay - Glad you had a nice time in Paragould. I know you and Annie gotta be counting down to vacation time!

Laura - Congrats on winning most correct Oscar picks. Good for you for not calling in sick. I very nearly did that today...or at least called in to work remotely, but I figured if DH can get through the day then certainly I can. You're definitely doing a lot of working out! :cp: :cp: Since you're doing strength/resistance training...you're not working out the same muscle groups day after day are you? Abs/core are the only muscle groups it's okay to train every day with no day off in between. You need to give your muscles time to recover. Can you just do cardio tonight if you go with bf to his gym? I was thinking about seeing the Artist when it comes out on DVD. From the clips I've seen it looks good, and has an adorable Jack Russell in it. :)

MELODY525
02-27-2012, 02:00 PM
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YES WE ARE DANCING OVER HERE. THE NURSE JUST LEFT AND MY LUNGS ARE CLEAR SINCE THE DR WAS HERE LAST FRIDAY. YES!!! HE'S COMING THIS FRIDAY AND THEN I GO FOR NEW TESTS IN 2 WEEKS. JUST TO MAKE SURE AND FIND OUT ABOUT THE ADDITIONAL NODES AND WHAT THEY'RE UP TO. HE SAID MAYBE THEY'RE JUST SCAR TISSUE...WE'LL SEE.:crossed:

NO TRADER'S THIS WEEK OF COURSE BUT HE SAID I MIGHT MAKE THE ONE ON MARCH 15th :dancer:




MICHELLE,,,,,,YOUR POOR HUBBY. MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIM. WE KNOW ALL ABOUT STUPID DRS OVER HERE!! HOPEFULLY THIS NEW SET OF MEDS WILL WORK THEIR WONDERS ON HIM. SETBACKS ARE NOT FUN:hug:
HOPE YOU ARE FEELING GOOD TOO. hOW'S THE CONGESTION?? :hug: WHEN I AM DONE WITH SHAD'S RIOLL OF BUBBLEWRAP.....I WILL SEND IT OVER TO YOU & DH!!!! WE REALLY NEED TO GET OUT OF THIS "CAN YOU TOP THIS?" COMPETITION MODE! :lol3: :lol3:





ANNIE...SOUP SOUNDS GOOD AND HOPE THE GIRL FEELS BETTER. HATE HEARTBURN!! MAYBE A YEARS SUPPLY OF AN TUMS MIGHT BE A GOOD GIFT. POOR KID:bb: SO SORRY ABOUT THE CROWN AND A 2ND VISIT. NO FUN FOR SURE:hug: PRAYING IT FITS RIGHT THIS TIME!!!




LAURA....THE BUCKET LIST WAS A GOOD MOVIE BUT THEN I LOVE BOTH OF THE ACTORS. HUGH GRANT WAS GOOD IN NOTTING HILL TOO. I LOVED ALL HIS MOVIES....EVEN THE ONE WITH DREW BARRYMORE.....LYRICS SOMETHING OR OTHER....I FORGET THE TITLE. HE IS JUST SO LOVABLE....MAYBE IT'S THE BAD BOY IMAGE:rofl: :rofl: TOO BAD HE WENT OUT TO LOOK FOR A HOOKER THAT TIME....I WOULD HAVE GIVEN IT TO HIM FOR FREE:belly:

annie175
02-27-2012, 05:05 PM
Oh Holly Mackeral....the crown did NOT fit. Had to suffer through more drilling and a numb right side of face...cannot stand pain or sensitivity...every time I jerked the doc shot some more cr*p into my gum...Thank you JESUS!. New impression of tooth then go back later for the real crown.....he called the lab that actually did not make it correctly according to impression or make it the correct color...my white is A2 they made it an A3 which is on the yellow side...he showed it to me and OMGoodness was it so off. It's all good...bright side...he did not settle on an incorrect crown...gotta love that.

MELLIE...HOOOOORAHHHH on the clear lungs...I am sure it is scare tissue on the lungs...kind of like my "shadow" on my lungs that xrays always lead to MRI's. I finally told any doc that questioned my shadow...not to bother with an MRI...it is a shadow proved too many times than I can count.....praying for the best.

CHELLE...I would love more than anything to cook for you and DH...believe me..Curtis and I will be all about it. I will let you know the vacation times we have scheduled...Unfortunately, Curtis has to put in for his vacay in January for the entire year...so his time is already accounted for but will let you know what the times are.....

Hello's to all you sweet chicka sisters...wish we could have a cheap reunion...

Love and hugs.

annie175
02-27-2012, 07:49 PM
MELLIE...not scare tissue...which I am sure it might be...but scar tissue...duh....lol

Dinner was absolutely dilish.....Asian marinated ribs...then baked in the oven on low heat for a few hours.....only thing I made to go with was Kraft mac n cheese...was in no mood to go any further. Curtis absolutely loved the ribs and was happy with the mac n cheese. I ate the ribs forego went the mac.....YUMMY...if you want the recipe for the ribs, let me know...too good to describe.

Nuttin else cept gettin' in the new KING bed...so awesome, however have to take the shuttle to the other side to make the bed. lol

happy2bme
02-28-2012, 02:13 AM
Hi ladies,

Sorry I didn't check in. Been a bit busy today. They were talking about a storm warning here - at first 1 to 2 inches of snow which is pffftttt - nuttin. Now they are talking a huge storm coming off of Canada predictions of 6 to possibly 15 inches of snow starting tomorrow evening overnight into Wednesday morning. Spent the day - is it or not? My cousin stopped by and said given the tracking of things and what he's seen from the years up here, he believes it will hit hard. So we decided to be prudent and go stock up the larder. We will be ok as long as we don't lose power since everything including the well (water), gas and lights depend on electricity. We don't have a generator but asked the neighbors on our street if they lose power and they said only once in the last 5 years during a summer storm for a couple of hours. Not sure if living near the hospital helps any with the power grid. My cousin's wife is excited - she loves big storms - said it's like living inside a giant snow globe. And they lose power on a regular basis! So anyway I was distracted today.

Annie - I'll take the recipe for ribs if you are giving it out - love ribs. Sorry about the tooth - I need alot of novacaine, I wish they gave it out more freely. As I told the dentist - no fun sitting in the chair waiting for the pain to hit. :yikes: I hope they got it good the next time around. Funny about taking the shuttle to the other side of the bed - I take it this is your first king size bed? :rofl: The bedding is a pistol to wash too - wait, you'll see :lol: Hope it gives you sweet dreams tho. Bummer that Curtis has to put in all his vacation requests at once - but I guess they need to plan the routes out - we all loves us our Hostess and would not be happy for breaks in the deliveries. Does this mean he has to swap with someone if he absolutely needs to change plans - like an emergency or surgery or something? As for Ivan - at least she spelled it correctly. I am so over people with these cutesie spellings of names ie. Eyevahn. It annoys me when I see them - what are parents thinking - no one will ever spell their kids name right for the rest of their life and a unique spelling does not make them special in an of itself. Spelling is fundamental and a lost art apparently. Ok, off the soapbox before I turn into my Mom.

Mel - I am spinning in my chair dancing for you too! :flow2: :spin: Now before you get dizzy - STOP - because we don't want any accidents or mishaps. I will send you some snow if you are running short on any up that way. Maybe I can save some snowballs in the freezer and we can give Shad a proper welcome when she comes by this way, ok? I hope you are well enough by March 15 to do the TJ's run and get maybe some soda bread or something to celebrate St. Paddys. I know how you love the green beer - yeah right, huh? :dizzy: :lol: How is Jen holding up?

I loved the Bucket List. And Hugh was cute but behind that impish grin is a fellow getting in trouble thinking he can get away with it by just smiling if he gets caught. Not so sure I am such a fan anymore... Just like Clooney is turning into a man ho and I think he might be turning some people off. Did not watch the Oscars yesterday - I only saw one of the nominated movies - The Help and I have had my fill of Angelina.

Michelle - Poor DH, that fungal thing just lassoed him and spun him around good, whoa. You got much more snow out of the last storm than we did. Hope this next one misses you. Bummer on the movies changing but at least you were able to have dinner with your friend. Sometimes sitting and talking is better. Seems like when you are dealing with a break up there are nothing but romantic comedies and stuff that just doesn't fit the bill. So maybe some talking and a glass of wine or two would be better. I hope they can work things out.

Laura - I can't believe you didn't see the Bucket List with as many movies as you like to see. I actually liked Morgan Freeman in Shawshank Redemption and Bucket list was kind of like that - him the straight guy but with a nut like Nickelson to contend with. Thanks for the tips on the other movies. They were saying the Artist was a dark film - sometimes those are kind of deep. Was Billy Crystal good on the Oscar show? I think DH stopped my taping of the red carpet because of a conflict and he taped the Oscars just to see Billy. I marvel at the opening montage where they tie him into the Oscar nominees. I'm sort of sorry that Melissa McCarthy didn't get an Oscar - just because she deserved kudos for playing a slob with no makeup so very well but I'm sure there were more deserving nominees :o You need to ditch that cheddar popcorn fast because there is no easy recovering from that sin :lol: good but welcome Mr. Salty and his giant watercooler sized bottle of water you need after that. Not to mention the orange fingertips. Congrats on winning for most picks - good guessing!

Shad - back on the road again. *sigh* I certainly hope this is a much better week and that last weekend's travel fiasco is far behind you. I do not envy those who have to travel for a living. In fact, I would never have the patience that you do for your job. I suppose that's a good thing that the contract will run longer than they think - then you can plan a nice break in between.

It's really late and once again, I have missed an opportunity for an earlier bedtime. Need my rest as I will be out shovelling snow with DH if this comes about although I think the worst will be overnight tomorrow which will make for a busy Wednesday morning. In any event, I'll be signing off for now. Goodnight all...

MELODY525
02-28-2012, 08:50 AM
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MORNING PEEPS

LOTS OF SUNSHINE TODAY.
THE KIDS ARE PICKING UP A FEW THINGS BEFORE THE SO-CALLD-SNOW-STORM ARRIVES WEDS.
I NEED SOME TV DINNER-TYPE THINGS.
THE MICRO & I HAVE LEARNED TO BECOME EVEN BETTER FRIENDS:rofl:
NOTHINGNEW HERE FOR A CHANGE. OH JOY OH JOY!
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:





LAURA....CONGRATS ON WINNING AGAIN!! THOSE WERE GOOD GUESSES!!
I FELT THAT MERYL WOULD WIN BUT WAS A BIT SURPRISED THAT THE ARTIST GUY WON.
I WAS THINKING OF CHEEZY POPCORN LAST NIGHT....THAT LED TO DROOLING THOUGHTS OF CARAMEL CORN. ALL YOUR FAULT :drool:




ANNIE.....I AM SORRY YOU HAD SUCH A HARD TIME AT THE DENTIST.
ANOTHER NIGHTMARE. THEY MUST BE SOME OF THE MOST HATED MEN IN THE WORLD!!:cry:
HOPE THE MOUTH FEELS OK TODAY:hug:




HAPPY......I AM SO GAD YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR JOY AGAIN!!!
IT WAS THE FIRST THING I NOTICED THIS MORNING...YOU'RE LITTLE GUY JUMPING UP AND DOWN SO EXCITED:hug: BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I SAW YOU THIS HAPPY!!! I SAW THE STORM ON TV AND HOPE IT'S NOT AS BAD AS IT LOOKS BUT IT'S CUTTING A WIDE PATH ACROSS YOUR AREA. YIKES!! GLAD YOU STOCKED UP. HOPE YOUR CAN OPENER ISN'T ELECTRIC!!! SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS THAT YOU DON'T WAKE UP AND FIND YOURSELF IN YOUR COUSIN'S WIFE'S SNOW GLOBE:ginger:





MICHELLE.....SAID YESTERDAY THAT I TRULY HOPE BOTH YOU AND DH ARE FINALLY ON THE MEND AND MAYBE CAN SLEEP THE WEEKEND AWAY WHEN IT ARRIVES. SOME TOUGH TIMES ALL AROUND.:hug:




CEEJAY..............WHERE ARE YOU?!?!?!??!?!? HELLO?!?!?!?:wave:

SHE MUST BE VISITING SHAD....THEY ARE BOTH MISSING.

annie175
02-28-2012, 10:14 AM
Good day before Hump/Trash Day....

Today is the baby shower for a girl in our office...we have all kinds of goodies ready to go. The way my mouth hurts maybe I won't eat too much. Can only hope. Sissy is bringing lil man up to the shower.

HAPPY.....loved the thought of living in a snow globe, only mine would be a beach globe...no snow here. lol If Curtis had a medical emergency, it would be sick days or LTD. I have not heard of him switching with anyone ever so I am not sure on that one. Yes, and he has 5 weeks vacation, now how can you know what you are wanting to do for an entire year? bah. I will have to post the recipe for the ribs from home as the recipe is at home...I have already washed the bedding once, it was no picnic. Yes, this is my first real King bed. Had a mattress water bed when married, but didn't sleep in it much, kept waking up to a dumb*$$ on the other side. lol
I made my side of the bed but not his...he learned to make it if he wanted to sleep in a straightened out bed. I am with you on the name spelling thing, can drive a person nuts and besides all that, some people with weird spelling names actually get teed when you don't spell it right or pronounce it right...blah.

MELLIE....hunker down in with some good movies and stay warm chicka. We are supposed to get rain but 50's and 60s on the temp. Mouth hurts like someone punched me. Look at the bright side...I am healthy and this will go away soon...like what do I have to complain about...you have much worse going on with you...shame on me. Yeah dentist and the IRS peeps are sure to be the most hated...lol Not too forget the govt peeps you deal with all the time.

Hello to all my worldlie sistas...have a peaceful, happy, healthy, wonderful day!!

Loves and hugs....

Laura705
02-28-2012, 11:06 AM
Morning all.

Annie – Sorry your crown didn’t fit!! You poor thing – well at least you can slurp some of your soup at the shower today. Bf also had his crown fitting yesterday – the 2nd one, after the first one was a goof up – and he said it seems okay so far. :crossed: The Asian ribs sound delicious - I’d love to have that recipe when you get a chance. :drool: Hmmm, Ivan. Reminds me of a former Cub – Ivan DeJesus. But his name was pronounced more like Yvonne, which I prefer to the Eyevin pronunciation. IMO, the only thing these goofy/uncommon names can do for the kids is make them tough, so they can deal with the teasing, lol. Wow, I can’t imagine having to schedule all my vacation time at the beginning of the year!!! Re the King Size bed – yeh, it’s a lot of steps just to make the bed! Bf prefers we change the sheets and make the bed together to avoid all that, LOL.

Michelle – Yes, I did work the same muscles two days in a row, so I deserved my soreness yesterday! But I was also sooo tired most of the day yesterday from my late Sunday night, there was no way I was going to exercise last night, so I didn’t. Yes, you would really enjoy The Artist.

Mel – So glad your lungs are clearing up so nicely. :) I hope the nodes are really scar tissue instead. Just keep on your guard against germy situations and overdoing anything! I think that the Hugh Grant movie w/ Barrymore might have been called Song (or is it Music?) and Lyrics?? No, didn’t care for that one. Some of Drew Barrymore’s movies just don’t do it for me – like that movie “100 first dates”. I’m curious if I’d like Big Miracle. I was pretty sure Jean Dujardin (sp?) of The Artist would win since he’d won the Golden Globe…yeh, very much unknown in the US - I’m sure to many it seemed like Clooney would certainly win it. But this guy has a great face, and when you see The Artist, I’m sure you’ll like him almost as much as his cute little dog, heehee.

Happy – Gosh you’re up late! I hope you’re prepared for whatever amount of snow you end up getting and that you don’t lose power!!! I don’t consider The Artist to be a dark film at all. I would say it’s kind of like those depression-era movies, where the plot of course includes a crisis of some sort , but there’s generally no doubt there will be a happy ending. Yeh, I enjoyed Billy Crystal as host of the Oscars. Let’s just say he was a million times better than hosts Ann Hathaway/James Franco last year!!! As for all the stupid stuff all the actors do in their personal lives – they’re human too and their flaws and mistakes get magnified just like their images on the screen. Goes along with the spotlight, right?

Hellos to Ceejay, Shad, and Mary! :wave:
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Well, like I told Michelle, I was extremely tired all day yesterday due to my late night on Sunday. I wasn’t all that productive at work, so maybe I should have stayed home!! No exercise last night, but my steps totaled 7918, so not bad (walked both to and from the train. Dinner was shredded chicken soft tacos, yum.

Tonight will be the movie “The Woman in Black” which is a haunted house story starring Daniel Radcliffe, aka Harry Potter.

I will go to this movie, but I’ve been stewing over something that happened right after the Oscars ended Sunday night that might change movie nights for me. One of the original movie group members, L, took me aside and was hemming and hawing to tell me something. The something was that another woman, whom she did not name, said that she didn’t want me to bring bf to the movies anymore because it’s a “girls only” thing and that he talked too much during the movie. Well, I definitely get the talking thing, and I’ve been annoyed by that myself, so I agree. (But then again, doesn’t this person know how to say “shhh”?)

Anyway, I’m sure this person is someone from the book club and not an original movie group member, and for whatever reason that bugs me…first because they didn’t tell me themselves probably because they feel like they don’t know me well enough to tell me. The talking too much part I get, but the girls only thing is just stupid. You want to have a night away from your hubby, fine. My bf is there to watch a movie and he’s not pals with your hubby or any of the other hubbies and he isn’t going to report back on anything you might say or do, so why do you even care? Grrr. L was concerned with how I’d take it, and I told her I’m okay with it, but I probably wouldn’t be going to the movies nearly as much because I like to go to the movies with my bf every once in a while. She wasn’t thrilled about that, but that’s the way it is. I haven't been going to the movies as frequently anyway, and if bf can’t tag along occasionally, then we’ll go on our own.

This may be illogical, but I think this whole thing just sort of tipped me over the fence about quitting the book club. Yes, I’ve never done anything for years about my personal feeling that there’s often way too much talk about their kids and their activities and not enough about the book. And that’s my own problem and more a matter of me not fitting in with these women (all moms), and not something I would ever try to force on them. Maybe in my mind I needed a better excuse to quit, and now that I'm sort of soured on whoever made their complaint, I have it?

Okay, now that I've unloaded on that, I have to get some work done!!

diyana
02-28-2012, 01:36 PM
Crazy busy day today at work!

My doc appt went pretty well...more antibiotics and more Prednisone. DH's doc appt went pretty good. The doc is referring him to 2 specialists at Southeastern WI's best hospital (an Infectious Disease doc, and a Thoracic surgeon in case they need to cut out a chunk or two of his lung for a biopsy). He's got an appointment with the surgeon for Friday. I want to go to the consult, but he says he'll need me more if/when he has surgery.

I hope y'all are doing okay...sorry I don't have time for personals...lots of crisis at work today, and I've also got a meeting with my boss.

ceejay52
02-28-2012, 05:20 PM
Mel
I'm here. Came back from the uncles and caught a nasty stomach virus. Guess there were still germs from his virus still present in the house. Still a little nauseated. Monday and Tuesday I missed work. I'm planning on going back tomorrow.

Michelle
Sending healing thoughts for both you and dh.

Happy
I've been seeing the reports of a big snow storm heading your way.
sounds as though you are prepared.

Annie
Yum on the Asian ribs.

Laura, Shad and Mary :wave:

annie175
02-28-2012, 06:29 PM
Girls, girls, girls...live to make you happy not the entire world....

LAURA...maybe have BF sit elsewhere at the movies to make the Beeeaches happy...my personal opinion...she is jealous that you have a BF and that you have such a great relationship...usually it is about that and not about the fact he is there. Pffff...on her...do what you want to do and maybe tell BF..."shhhhh". lol When people cannot talk with you personally they are embarrassed about what they have to say....BS on her. Don't even get me started on people who are unhappy with their BF, non-BF or their life in general. They have a LOT to learn about life and the world. God would not be too happy with them...just mo.

CHELLE...glad the doc appt went well...keep taking care of YOU FIRST...then and only then can you think about work and others...understand? Glad DH has appts with more docs to see what is up....God love your hearts...I am still praying for you both and wishing you well. xoxoxo

CEEJAY...ew YUCK on the stomach virus....hope you are feeling much better...remember to wash your hands and use santizier....it sounds a little much but will help you in the end. TAKE CARE OF YOU!!..

Today is momma and dads 65th wedding anniversary...I am sure she is celebrating in heaven....she is so looking after me, my kidlets, my grandbabes and all....I miss her more than ever...Happy Anniversay Momma...I love you!!

Gotta get off of here, tears are filling my eyes.

Shad
02-29-2012, 04:54 AM
I'm here too, but snowed under. Go-live on Monday and I have 3 classes left to do, then home for a weekend, and back for nightshift on Monday night. Lucky me.

Other than that I am sleeping well again, I am eating better now that I am not going to the dining room and am eating pre cooked dinners from a local line. They are just enough to keep you going. Not more not less and a damn sight better than the plastic tv dinners at the supermarket.

Have a lot to get through before bed, so forgive the lack of personals and I will make up for it over the next couple of days (I hope)

MELODY525
02-29-2012, 07:22 AM
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HAPPY DAYS

CLOUDY, COLD & QUIET. OK BY ME!
MAYBE THE ENTIRE BLDG WILL SLEEP IN. IT'S LIKE A TOMB IN HERE.
STORM IS ON IT'S WAY AND LOOKS TO BE MORE RAIN THAN ANYTHING.
JUST WANT RICHIE TO GET OUT OF THE CITY AND HOME BEFORE THE WORST HITS.
DR CALLED TO CHECK IN. HE'S COMING EITHER THURS NITE OR FRI.
ME THINKS THE VISITING NURSES EXAGGERATE. I TOLD HIM IF I FELT BAD I WOULD CALL HIM.
GUESS WE NEED TO MAKE BETTER PROMISES TO EACH OTHER :rofl:
NOTHING NEW AT THE HOME PONDEROSA.
HAVE A SUPER FINE DAY :moped:






ANNIE......MOUTH PAIN HAS TO BE ONE OF THE WORST THINGS I'VE GONE THRU. :cry:
I CAN IMAGINE HOW YOU FEEL.
HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE SHOWER AND JAKE TOO:bb:
DID YOU STUFF THE FACE?????
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ANNIE'S MOMMA :hb:




LAURA....HOW SAD THAT SOMEONE ELSE HAD TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE MOVIES & BF.
SOMETING SIMILAR BROKE A GROUP UP HERE IN THE COMM ROOM.
NO ONE IN THE GROUP HAD A CAR SO ONE HUBBY DROVE.
YOU CAN GUESS THE REST...NOW THE GROUP IS NO MOORE :rofl:
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR DECISION. :hug: IT WAS MUSIC & LYRICS.
AND YES HER FILMS ARE "BALMY IN THE HEAD". I JUST LIKE HIS PART!!!:lol3:
DREW BARRYMORE IS ECCENTRIC LIKE HER FAMILY!!! BARRYMORE TRAIT. WEIRD FILMS.





MICHELLE SORRY TO HEAR YOU NEED MORE MEDS. GET BETTER SOON.
EVEN SORRIER TO HEAR DH WILL BE GOING THRU SO MANY MORE APPTS.
WILL SEND GOOD THOUGHTS HIS WAY & HOPING FOR THE BEST:hug:






CEEJAY.....OMG!! SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE TUMMY VIRUS.:hug:
THEY ARE NASTY LITTLE BUGGERS. :getwell:
HOPE YOU FEEL MUCH BETTER TODAY AND BE CAREFUL AT WORK.
NONE OF US WEANT TO BE SICK & STUCK INSIDE WHEN SPRING FINALLY ARRIVES:ghost:




SHAD.......JUST DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO AND REST UP IN BETWEEN TIMES.
YOU CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH WHILE TRYING TO TEACH AND GO LIVE.
SENDING ALL KINDS OF GOOD LUCK WISHES YOUR WAY.:encore:
GLAD YOU FOUND SOMETHING BETTER TO EAT OTHER THAN THE TV STUFF.
MUST FEEL GOOD TO GET SOME MUCH NEEDED SLEEP.:hug:

Laura705
02-29-2012, 10:38 AM
Morning all.

Michelle - Glad the doc appts went well. Lots of doctor visits! But definitely needed. I imagine that w/ DH's infection this is something that the docs will have to watch for a while, even after he's feeling 100% again. Hope the crises at work have been dealt with and today is calmer!! :yoga:

Ceejay - Sorry you ended up w/ a stomach bug after your weekend! I hope you're past it now and feeling good. :)

Annie - Awww, Happy 65th to your mom & dad - it's nice to think of her watching over all of you, isn't it? :) Thanks for your support, but I'll probably just drop the movie group entirely. Yeh, I'm still in a pi$$y mood about this, probably because I went to the movies last night and like a dumba$$ didn't say anything to anyone about what I was told Sunday night. It would have been good to clear the air, but no, I just didn't bother. I don't know why the "girls only" thing was important to whoever the complainer was, but it was much more the way it was handled than the actual issue. I've been seeing movies with a couple of the remaining women for about 10 years and apparently they didn't bother telling the complainer that my bf had been coming to movie nights with me on a rather sporadic and infrequent basis and it wasn't a big deal. Whatever.

Shad - Glad you're sleeping and eating better these days, and it sounds like you need that because you're schedule's tough enough as it is!

Mel - I hope the building stays quiet today. :sssh: I like your smiley face sun today! :) "Balmy in the head" - just love that! :lol: I'll have to use it sometime. And speaking of balmy - it felt that way during this morning's commute, very mild. I'm betting by the time lunch comes around though, the wind will be whipping up a frenzy. Oh well.

Hellos to Happy and Mary!
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I've decided I'm just not a horror movie type of person. The movie "The Woman in Black" was actually good and creepy and I thought it was a good story, but the nature of (at least some of) these kinds of movies seems to be slow-moving and repetitive. The rest of the group was sort of lukewarm on it too. BUT - if you're a fan of this genre, I think you might like it. Having seen none of the Harry Potter movies, this is the first movie I saw w/ Daniel Radcliffe. I thought he did a good job and he does have nice blue eyes, doesn't he? ;)

Tonight's Pilates. As you can tell from what I said to Annie, the more I dwell on the stupid movie group thing the more it bugs me. I need to move on!! :rolleyes: When the next e-mail for movie group comes out, I will tell the leader that I'm through and to drop me from the list. I'm also going to RSVP "no" to the book club invitation, and then it'll be done.

I received my order from Lands End last night and now have new gloves, mittens and scarf. This year I lost a pair of mittens, and one pair of gloves I never liked, so now I have replacements for those. I also bought a pair of pjs.

That's about all I have to report, so off I go. :wave:

happy2bme
02-29-2012, 10:58 AM
:snowglo: Good morning all,

You might be snowed under Shad but we are snowed in. Got at least 8 inches and more to come. It will snow for at least a few more hours and it's quite breezy out there too so cleaning it up will be quite a job. We are debating about going out now and having the winds blow it all back or waiting until it's done. My cousin went out already, said he came back in soaking wet. The trees are bending with the weight of the snow, when the wind blows it knocks off the trees.

Oh man... lights just flickered and went out for about 5 seconds. Not enough to reboot the computer but this is not good. No power means no water (well) and no heat. I certainly hope we don't lose power or we will be in quite dire straights. :crossed: I'd better get off the computer and go fill up the tub with some water. Later chicks...

P.S. I know my cousin is all excited about this but I'm thinking it's not that great!

annie175
02-29-2012, 12:03 PM
Good Morning girls are you leaping around or in Shad's case lept (past tense.lol)...just got to work. Had my yearly appt with doc Jessica. Curtis had one after I did as he needed a new MD. He liked her a lot which I knew he would. She is fabulous. Next up on the agenda is a colonscopy. Can hardly wait for that, and also my mammogram is due in March....it is H*LL getting old. She is retesting my thyroid in a couple of weeks then determining where to go with that. Curtis is fine, she did preliminary blood work since it was her first time seeing him.

HAPPY...I am with you on thinking the snow is not great. Blah! I would just hibernate til Spring, don't even go out and shovel. lol

LAURA...good thing the new winter wear came as you have been getting the snow lately. We are having hig 68 and right now it is sunny. Beautiful, almost didn't come in from doc appt.

MELLIE...too quiet in the building? You know what they say...always calm before the storm. Take cover and get out the guns.

SHADDIE...glad the sleeping and eating are back on track. That can be so miserable. I know all about bad sleep, have had it for 26 years.

CHELLE...hope you and DH are doing better today!

CEEJAY...how is work treating you today? OK I hope.

Gotta get my giddy up on.

Have a wonderful hump day...love and hugs..

happy2bme
02-29-2012, 12:13 PM
Oh for heaven's sake.... :mad: I made a post then deleted it because I forgot to add pictures. Tried to re-add it with pictures and it would not let me telling me it was a duplicate post. Trying again...

:crossed: I hope it was just a momentary blip in the power. About to go out and help DH with the shovelling. It's still coming down - we got over a foot of snow. Here's some pictures.

The first picture is looking out the back door down the deck to the gazebo.

The second is looking out the front door across the driveway at the mancave. The dark spot to the left of it under the trees is the boat shed and you can see the corner of the garage in the leftmost part of the picture. The driveway leads to the right out to the road. That table in the front of the picture on the deck was completely clear last night - that's how much snow we got. I'm posting them right from 3FC - I hope they are big enough to show detail.

I'm not looking forward to shovelling this although it's good packing. Not a powder but not as heavy as it could be.

Talk to you later...

diyana
02-29-2012, 01:21 PM
Quick post...work is still crazy. I'm eating a quick lunch before an afternoon of meetings when I should be doing development. I'm still really stressed about DH...and wish Friday and his appointments (and hopefully some more answers/treatment) would just get here already.

Happy - Please tell DH to be careful moving that wet heavy snow. And don't you hurt yourself trying to help him. I hope your power stays on. You should have some spare water (water softener and/or water heater) even if a power outage stops the well pump. I'm thankful we got rain here...and hopefully the rest of the precipitation this week comes as rain.

Annie - Gotta get the boobs and butt checked, eh? No fun. I'm sure after September, my doc will be talking to me about the colonscopy. Ugh.

Dang...I've got to head to the meeting...no time for more personals.

I hope everyone's day gets better.

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
02-29-2012, 01:53 PM
Annie- glad the doc appts went well. Ugh to both the butt & boob procedures ( lol Michelle!!). Yup, a little snow is pretty, the rest is a PITA or worse! Lol, yeh I thought my new winter accessories might assure some non- winter weather, heehee. Lovin it even though the wind is blowing really good right now.

Happy- glad the snow isnt the slush we got last week, but with the quantities you've gotten & are yet to get, please be careful, same for dh of course. :crossed: your power doesn't go out!!! Wow great photos - that's a LOT of snow!!

Michelle - sorry your day is again crazy!! Breathe!!!

Ha

ceejay52
02-29-2012, 02:12 PM
Happy
The snow is beautiful. Please be careful and tell dh to be careful also while you are out there shoveling.

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Came back to work today although I'm still not strong enough to do much. I have been able to keep down half of the oatmeal and a can of cream of chicken soup.

Heard from my niece via FB this morning that my sister wasn't in Branson last night so I'm proud of that. Now I'm not sure if I'm going to go to Missouri next week end. I may end up at her house in Ash Grove/Springfield.

More later. Still have stuff to do.

annie175
02-29-2012, 04:49 PM
Hey Hey we're the MONKEES....Davey Jones, 66, past away today with an apparant heart attack...so sad and will be missed...one of my first celebrity crushes...and Bobby Sherman....Last Train to Clarksville...Goodbye Sleepy Jean!

ceejay52
02-29-2012, 04:58 PM
Annie
Love both Davie Jones and Bobby Sherman. So sad to hear about Davie Jones. To me 66 is young.

As far as work goes everything is fine for the moment. Still dotting the I's and crossinng the T's

annie175
02-29-2012, 05:10 PM
Good for you Ceeg....I feel so old when the crushes of my life pass away....Keep you nose down and do your work...ignore the rest..i.e. associates that create trouble. Hugs to you sweet sista.

ceejay52
02-29-2012, 11:49 PM
Annie
Guess I'll definately have to call you sista now. My two real sister's call me ceege also.

MELODY525
03-01-2012, 09:00 AM
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/support-groups/253952-march-madness-worldly-chicks.html



SHAD MADE US A NEW THREAD FOR MARCH.

DON'T POST HERE ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!