Support Groups - March madness for the Worldly chicks




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Shad
03-01-2012, 04:00 AM
Time to change the thread.


MELODY525
03-01-2012, 10:01 AM
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:cheers: HAPPY MARCH WORLDLY CHICKS!!! :encore:

HERE'S HOPING FOR A BETTER MONTH FOR ALL OF US.
I KNOW I AM ALREADY WEARING MY SEATBELT!! :rofl: :rofl:

IT'S ALL GOOD HERE. HOPING THE DR COMES TODAY INSTEAD OF TOMORROW.
CAUSE THIS WAY IF ANYTHING IS WRONG NO HOSP VISIT ON A WEEKEND!!

BEEN CLEANING ON & OFF FOR NEXT WEEKS INSPECTION.
JEN & I ARE READY:dancer:

RICHIE MADE CHICKEN &RICE AND IT WAS DELISH.
I NEED TO GET USED TO HIM USING LEMONS & LIMES ON EVERYTHING.
MUST BE A DOMINICAN THING CAUSE HIS MOM DID TOO.

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:



NOW I FORGOT WHAT EVERYONE SAID ON THE OTHER THREAD. BE RIGHT BACK......................

MELODY525
03-01-2012, 10:26 AM
I SHOULD HAVE TAKEN NOTES BUT I'LL TRY MY MEMORY............



SHAD.....HOPE MARCH IS BETTER FOR YOU!!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR STARTINGTHE NEW THREAD.
I COULD USE A MONTH OF MADNESS!!!
I WOULD FEEL RIGHT AT HOME!!!! :rofl: :rofl:






HAPPY.....I CANNOT WAIT TO SHOW JEN THE PICTURES YOU POSTED. SHE WILL BE THRILLED. WE TRIED DOING A SNOW DANCE OVER HERE BUT IT FAILED:lol3: WE JUST WANTED ONE GOOD DUMPING THIS YEAR. TIRED OF RAIN!!! HOPE YOU GUYS GOT DUG OUT AND I AM SURE BY NEXT YEAR YOU AND DH WILL HAVE IT ALL SORTED OUT FOR A WINTER PANTRY AND EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY NEED :hug: BE CAREFUL WITH SHOVELING BOTH OF YOU!!! :nono:




ANNIE....IS THIS THE FAMILY THAT GOES TO THE DR STAYS TOGETHER??? IN THAT CASE MAYBE DR JESSICA WOULD TAKE ME TOO. I DON'T WANT TO FEEL LEFT OUT. BUT PLEASE TELL HER I WILL PASS ON THE BUTT INSPECTION.....THANK YOU!!!!!




CEEJAY......NO MATTER WHERE THE VACATION VISIT IS....I AM JUST GLAD YOU WILL BE GETTING AWAY. HOPE TODAY THAT YOU FEEL EVEN STRONGER. PLEASE TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF:hug:




LAURA.......I AM NOT A DARK MOVIE FAN OR OF HORROR FLICKS!!
I LOVE DANIEL'S EYES AND HE IS ADORABLE. I SAW HIM IN ANOTHER MOVIE ON A PBS CHANNEL. WAS A STORY ABOUT WWI. HIS ACTING IS MUCH THE SAME AS IT WAS IN THE HP MOVIES. I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE HE IS "ON GUARD" AND NOT QUITE "RELAXED" IN HIS TRADE. HE GOT RAVE REVIEWS FOR THE PLAYS HE'S DONE.
I LOVE LAND'S END!! I BUY STUFF FOR THE KIDS THERE ON SALE. GLAD YOU FOUND SOME REPLACEMENTS. ENJOY.




MICHELLE.....WHAT CAN I SAY KIDDO? PRAYING FOR DH AND A FULL RECOVERY. HE REALLY NEEDS A BREAK HERE FOR SURE. I KNOW YOU'RE WORRYING BUT TRY TO BE CALM AND THINK POSITIVE THOUGHTS. THEY REALLY DO WORK. DON'T FACE THE MUSIC UNTIL THE BAND BEGINS TO PLAY!!! AND IN DH'S CASE....HOPE THE BAND STAYS SILENT:hug: :hug:


annie175
03-01-2012, 10:54 AM
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annie175
03-01-2012, 10:55 AM
Two Mastiffs gave birth to a total of 27 puppies in Germany...how adorable.

annie175
03-01-2012, 11:05 AM
Movin' our Muck outta March (and our bodies)....lol

MELLIE....hope the inspection goes well...I think mostly they are looking for destruction and whatnot. I am pretty sure your apt would pass with flying colors. I am sure Doc Jessica would take you too, she is so compassionate and knowledgeable. Not too happy about the b*tt plow I have to get tho. lol

SHADDIE...thanks for setting up the thread. Funny...Indiana is known for "March Maddness" in basketball. This year we have the women's professional bb champs and the men's champs.

Not much going on today around here....Pres from MI will be here tomorrow...sheese I think I am starting to feel ill. lol.

Hello to all my worldlie sistas...

Love and hugs.

ceejay52
03-01-2012, 11:56 AM
Annie
The dog picture is adorable. Oh my 27 babies at once. It's time for March Madness in Arkansas too.

Mel
I know that you and Jen will pass inspection with flying colors.

Morning to the rest.

Nothing new here except it proving to be a beautiful day. May need to get outside and get some vitamin d later.

Laura705
03-01-2012, 01:06 PM
Morning all.

Shad - Thanks for setting up our March thread!

Ceejay - Hope you're feeling better than yesterday. So will your vacation proceed as you planned? Enjoy the beautiful day there. We've got gray and gloomy here today.

Mel - I'm sure you'll pass the inspection next week with flying colors!

Annie - Oh, I thought I heard Davey Jones' name on the radio today but didn't catch the story. He was so boyish, hard to think of him as being 66, and now he's gone. :( I remember seeing him when he guest starred on The Brady Bunch! Those pups are too adorable! Of course I had to google that and send a link to a couple dog lovers - including my bf. :) Short story and a few more photos: http://animaltracks.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/29/10541731-puppy-pile-dog-breeder-welcomes-27-baby-mastiffs-in-same-week

Greetings to the rest of the Worldlies!!
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Nothing much to report. Last night was Pilates class. That class just seems to catch me unawares after the fact - sore muscles, stiffness. But I do notice a difference in my core area, so it'll be good to be taking it two days a week next session.

Have any of you every used a foam roller for stretching your muscles, especially when you've had a pulled muscle? I've read a couple blog posts recently about that and I wonder if that might help me with my hamstrings. I try to stretch regularly, but I'm wondering if the roller might be more effective. I should probably just go ahead and buy it, but you know those things cost about $25, which seems like a lot for a piece of foam, LOL. But I guess it is a particular type of foam...

diyana
03-01-2012, 01:54 PM
Super quick post....work is still crazy...and I'm still quite stressed about DH. I am not ready to cash in his life insurance any time soon.

Oh, and now I hear that we may get 4-8" of snow between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Just freakin' wonderful! NOT! :tantrum: At least we canceled our drive to Chicago on Saturday to play in a trivia tournament with a friend. DH said I could go if I wanted to...but (1) I didn't want to leave him alone for that long; and (2) I didn't want to do the drive down there and back late at night by myself.

Laura - I have used a foam roller to stretch/massage muscles and work out kinks and knots in muscles, especially leg and derrierre muscles...they work WONDERFULLY! I don't know the cost as my physical therapist gave me a small one for free. They do come in different lengths though...so maybe a small one would work for you.

Gotta get back to it.

Love and hugs,

Laura705
03-01-2012, 03:45 PM
Michelle - Ugh, hope your area doesn't get as much as forecast. Thanks for the feedback about the roller. I might just go ahead and buy one and then I'll have it.

Speaking of snow...Happy - Still digging out? Hope your power didn't go out!!!

ceejay52
03-01-2012, 07:44 PM
Michelle
Guess mother nature forgot to send as much snow in the early part of winter and now is dishing it out in the last days of winter. Hope its only 4 inches of snow instead of 8 inches. I have had the window open today.

Laura
I hear you on the Pilates. The moves seem easy enough but I find muscles I forgot about.

Shad
are you still snowed under at work?

Happy
Did you lose power?

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I've been a sloth today. Girlfriend sent me a text message to go out to eat lunch and I did. Barely ate and sent the rest home with her. Came back home and slept the rest of the afternoon. I'm gonna fix potato soup for dinner.

annie175
03-02-2012, 09:03 AM
Happy Happy FRIDAY!! FO SHO!!!! Saturday to some...wink wink...

Had a nice cocktail with the group from work last night to send Andrea off to Phoenix with her hubby....she will be slightly missed....she was the one causing us stress at work....as it turns out...I am cleaning her townhouse condo after the movers leave and she heads to Phoenix this weekend...Probably 6 hours cleaning for most, 4 for me....Whirlwind Annie....she is paying me $150.00 bucks. Not bad for 4 hours work. I guess my cleaning skills are well known...lol

Going to babysit lil man Saturday night. Can hardly wait....I just love and enjoy him so much. And yes, it is easier to do that when you can send them home...I just always thought that was a cliche', but it is true! They wear you out then you send them home spoiled....

Highs today 68 and rainy...will take it, better than 20 and snow any day.

CEEG...nuttin' wrong with bein' a sloth just as long as it is not day after day. Sometimes we need days like that for our bodies to catch up with our ever moving minds....hugs.

CHELLE...please let us know how DHs doc appt goes and what they are doing for him....don't forget to take care of YOU, rest, nap, and relax. Everything can wait. Hope you don't get the snow they are predicting. Stay home and snuggle in.

SHADDIE....girlfriend, where the heck have they gotten you off to now...hopefully home and resting....I know, no rest for the weary...in my case..the wicked...lol.

LAURA...never used one of those foam rollers but did just get one of those big rubber balls with my Humana Vitality Bucks. Got has far as pumping it up. Now to apply some kind of exercise. I always have big ideas that never seems to come about.

HAPPY....come up for air. Hope you are not snowed under....of course, sit back, relax and enjoy the view...you don't have to go out in it to work!! JEALOUS!!

MELLIE.....how did the inspection go? You take it easy still...you are by no means out of the woods, so mind your p's and q's...don't make me bring the rolling pin after you.

Gotta get busy...big snot Prez from MI is here today. Blah.....

Have a marvelous Friday/Saturday....enjoy life, pifff on the BS in life.

LOVE AND HUGS....

MELODY525
03-02-2012, 10:52 AM
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MORNING CHICKLETTES


CRAPPY WEATHER AND I NEED TO FIND SOMETHING TO DO.
FEELING THE NEED FOR SPEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :scooter:
THE DR CALLED & CAME LAST NIGHT. STAPLES ARE OUT.
TOLD ME TO TREAT IT STILL LIKE AN OPEN WOUND BECAUSE IT'S DEEP.
HE SAT DOWN AND SAID WE NEED TO TALK. RUT ROH:yikes:
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SAY THIS ANY BETTER BUT HE WANTED ME TO UNDERSTAND HOW CLOSE I WAS TO NOT COMING HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL AND HOW SICK I WAS. I TOLD HIM I FULLY UNDERSTOOD LAST WEEK. WE HAD A LONG CHAT WITH LOTS OF DETAILS AND HUGGED AND SAID GOODBYE FOR A MONTH.
OF COURSE HE MADE ME SWEAR ON A STACK OF BIBLES THAT EITHER JEN OR I WOULD CALL ANYTIME ONE OF US SOUGHT MEDICAL HELP IN THE ER.
"OK, I GET IT, WE LOVE YOU TOO, SEE YOU IN APRIL":wave:
I NEED AN MRI THAT MONTH FOR THE NODES.
HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE THEY DON'T START OFF A SECONDARY INFECTION. GOD FORBID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I WENT TO THE OFFICE YESTERDAY TO GET SOME GOVT PAPERS SENT OUT.
STILL NO CALL BACK FROM THE GOVT OFFICE THOUGH.
DOWNSTAIRS IS EVEN WORSE THAN JEN DESCRIBED. TOTAL CHAOS.
TENANTS ALL OVER ME. VERY SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS I MUST SAY.
WHEN I CAME BACK HERE I LOCKED THE DOOR
LIKE THE HOUNDS OF HE L L WERE CHASING ME:rofl:
TODAY IS SUPPOSED TO BE REST TIME & BILL PAYING.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL FRIDAY!





ANNIE....LOVED THE PUPPIES. THEY ARE SOOOO CUTE.
GOOD LUCK TODAY WITH THE PRESIDENT. BE YOUR CHARMING SELF!!!
GOING TO GET THE MUCK OUT OF MY MARCH TOO....I HEAR YA SISTA!!!!
NICE CLEANING JOB. MAYBE I SHOULD RENT MYSELF OUT!!
THE INSPECTIONS FOR OUR FLOOR IS MARCH 8TH. BUT I AM READY!!





CEEJAY.....AS SOON AS THE SUN COMES OUT HERE I WILL BE OUTSIDE WITH YOU!!
WE NEED TO GET OUR DOSE OF ALL THE VITAMINS AND FEEL SOME WARMTH ON OUR SKIN!!:sunny:
HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER TODAY. NOT READY FOR GOING OUT TO LUNCH YET I GUESS:hug: :hug:





LAURA....WHATEVER YOU DO JUST BE CAREFUL.....FOAM ROLLER????
WE DON'T WANT YOU LAID UP FOR THE SUMMER!
DO YOU HAVE ANY ACCESS TO A TRAINER OR PT PERSON TO ASK??
OR MAYBE VIDEOS THAT ARE SPECIFIC TO THAT AREA. THEY USED TO HAVE A BUNCH ON GAIAM(SP) WEBSITE.:hug:





MICHELLE....GLAD YOU CANCELED THE TRIP. JUST WHAT DH WOULD WANT....HEATED ROOM WITH PEOPLE CARRYING GERMS.
HOPE THE SNOW ISN'T TOO BAD. GOOD LUCK
WE ESCAPED THE SNOW WITCH......SHE FLEW NORTH OF US!!!:witch:

Laura705
03-02-2012, 11:50 AM
Morning all. TGIF! :carrot:

Mel - Cute graphic. :) What a caring doc you have - you're very lucky to have him back for you and Jen! Sorry the office is in a shambles. Good you hightailed it back to safety!!! Re foam rollers - there's a lot of information on the internet about using them, and I can also ask my Pilates instructor, who is also a trainer.

Annie - Always nice getting paid good money for something you like to do! Re your fitness ball - big one, right? There's all kinds of great exercises you can do. I remember a routine from Jazzercise that I'll call "ride 'em cowboy" and boy did I feel that in my quads!! And crunches on the ball are good too. All I have to say is please be very careful!! The wobbliness is what makes you use your muscles to remain stable, but I've seen people fall off the ball and heard stories of injuries. link: http://www.ball-exercises.com/index.html

Ceejay - Good for the slothfulness! Sounds like your tummy's still not 100%. I think more slothfulness is required for a full recovery. :yes:

Shad - are you home now? Hope you've dug out from being "snowed under". Not to be confused with snowed in, which may apply to both Happy and Michelle...

Happy - Still shoveling? Hope you and dh are taking it easy and taking a lot of breaks - it'll either still be there waiting for you, or it'll melt, so no hurry!

Michelle - How did hubby's dr appts go? And how are YOU feeling? All the busyness at work and worry about dh couldn't have helped. I hope your work at home day is much calmer.

Hi Mary. :wave:
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Trying to use up my fitness passport. Next week is busy, so I went to a circuit class last night. It was okay, except I pulled something on the left side of my booty when I was getting up from the mat. Ouch! I think it's either an upper hamstring or some kind of glute muscle. I could probably use a foam roller about now. I also saw something about using a tennis ball to serve the same purpose!! I'm laughing thinking about rolling around with a tennis ball under my butt, LOL. Doggy wouldn't think anything of it - he seems to enjoy rolling around on the rug on top of his toys! :lol:

Nothing going on tonight. I need to do some cleaning because my friend is going to stay over at the house Saturday night. Saturday morning I have a blood draw for my upcoming physical, so I'll have to stop eating by 9:30 tonight.

After the blood draw Sat. morning, I'm going to an exercise class. I think it's one my cousin goes to, so I hope to see her there. After that - more cleaning.

My friend and I are going out to dinner and then to see a band at a place near the house on Saturday evening. Should be fun. Bf has a 50th bday party to attend that he excused me from, lol. He doesn't plan on staying too long himself, so he might meet us later to see the band.

That's about it for me. Have a good weekend everyone!!

diyana
03-02-2012, 01:05 PM
Busy day today...started work early because I'm leaving at noon to take DH to see the thoracic (lung) surgeon at the best hospital in Wisconsin. I almost hope they do admit him because I think he needs to be on oxygen, and IV medications.

I have to work tonight doing report implementations...but if the situation with DH is really bad - like ICU bad, then I have a co-worker who agreed to cover for me if I can't do it.

We're supposed to get nearly 8" of snow between this afternoon and tomorrow morning, so I'm going to try and see if I can get a neighbor to help me clear it as I'm not over my bronchitis yet. Otherwise I'll just do what I can a little at a time. The doggies are supposed to get groomed tomorrow, but I may cancel that. Between not knowing what will happen with DH and the snow storm...I'm a bit stressed. Trying to keep calm though and deal with things as they come rather than worry.

Sorry I'm so far behind on personals. I hope you all are doing well.

Much love,

ceejay52
03-02-2012, 01:22 PM
Michelle
You are probably right that dh needs to be in the hospital. Sure hope they can get him free of his fungal infection. Think I'd pass on the dog grooming till some other time also especially with this big prediction of snow.

Laura,
Ouch on that pulled muscle. Sounds like you have things planned for the week end.

Annie
Wow, Are you cleaning the condo from top to bottom? Hope she pays you before she leaves.

Mel
Glad you and doc had a good one on one talk. Just do as he says.

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Didn't get outside yesterday. I slept most of the afternoon. Think that virus sent my body into being super tired. And today it's a normal super windy March day.
Going out to get myself a cheese burger and salad.
I'm working for a co-worker tomorrow. I need to get a lot done today.

happy2bme
03-02-2012, 02:05 PM
Hi ladies,

Nanook of the North reporting in. We didn't lose power but had enough blips that I was not comfortable being on the computer much. They don't have any decent surge protectors in town so we will have to make a road trip later on.

Shad - thank you for starting the new thread. The time is really flying by - hard to believe another month rolled in. I'm glad because it means spring is coming soon. I am getting a bit tired of winter white. I hope you are getting better sleep and not running at 200 percent as usual.

Michelle - it sure does sound that DH is needing some intensive medical help by now. I REALLY hope there is a doctor who can do something for him. A cough is one thing but this shortness of breath and tiredness is scary. I really hope you don't get the snow they are predicting - neither of you is in a position to deal with it. Hope that a neighbor can help you guys out. We only did a narrow path to the road - the cable on the plow broke in the middle of plowing and DH had to go out and get parts. It was so heavy he didn't think he'd be able to do it. It's been a light powder all winter but they say this time of year it gets wet and heavy like that. Please be careful. Sending good wishes for both of you. I guess I need to light a candle for you since good thoughts ain't doing the trick!

Laura - thanks for the exercise ball exercises (and the warnings). Somewhere in the garage I have one of those. DH used one of those foam rollers in therapy. We tried the tennis ball - not as good as the roller. And just in case you were wondering, we tried those "swimming pool foam noodle things" and they don't work either - too small and squishy - you need something more firm. Sorry to hear about the movie group breaking up. So BF's a movie house talker - sorry but that's a peeve of mine along with people who text during the movie with the backlight on their phone. As for the ladies complaining about him - some people are goofy - they want their girls night out and are quite adamant about it. I didn't quite understand it myself. I dropped out of book club because it was mostly moms who talked more about their kids, schools and complaining / gossiping about other moms more than talking about the book. One lush ... I mean lady :lol: admitted that she never once read one of the books and only came to get loaded on the wine :rolleyes: Your group saw alot of movies and if BF likes them too he'd miss out on a lot if you excluded him so you are probably better off on your own. It's hard to find people who have very similar interests to your own. Hope you enjoy the band this weekend.


Mel, Mel, Mel. I think the doctor was trying to gently warn you that you are getting more delicate and it's getting harder to recover from a knock down. So be more careful. Just so you don't feel too bummed about it, I am the same way - bones are not as strong as they once were - had to think twice about trudging through thigh high snow to get to the bird feeder - easy to twist over and snap my leg in two. Also get more stiff legged and nervous about walking on slippery things. Which is why I truly don't understand young girls wearing these sky high shoes today. My sister has also gotten paranoid about being around allergens and sick people - she is prone to bronchitis and each bout lasts longer and hits her harder than the last one. I had to laugh at your houndes of hades remark :rofl: I can only imagine the tenants getting so excited to see you - like a bunch of 3 year olds given a massive sugar overload. I think this is just God's way of getting you out from under the mess downstairs. From now on you can be the creative director instead of chief cook and bottle washer. I'll bet you are getting a bit antsy to get out tho...

Annie - what a fun evening babysitting. I loved your comment about sending them home spoiled - :lol3: - that really is the best part :D Glad that one of the stressors is moving to another part of the country to torment. 4 hours to clean - she should have given you $200 bucks I think unless you just have to sweep and mop. But hey, it's nice money. Keep a little for yourself.

Ceejay - did I read right and you were supposed to get dumped on with snow? Enjoy those sloth days - spring is almost around the corner and you'll be too busy out and about to want to hang around the house.

I need to spend some money before DH spends it all. :lol: I am looking at replacing the old dishwasher. It's the original that came with the house - 2002 model Whirlpool. Having a septic tank it's really important that we conserve how much water we put down the drain and into the septic and I know this one is not energy efficient and it cleans basic dishes ok but doesn't do such a great job on the casserole dishes. We have gone with Whirlpool 3 times already - they are highly rated but as they get more energy efficient the wash cycle goes longer (3 hours in some cases from wash to dry). That's not such a big deal except they don't dry as hot as they used to so when the cycle is over, dishes are still wet and you get condensation on the inside of the tub. So I am reluctant to go to our "go to" usual model. The Bosch brand is highly rated but it costs almost $1,000 and I am having a hard time justifying twice the price. I'd like to replace our microwave too. It's only 900 watts and there are some things that just won't cook right in there. Money is only going to get tighter after this year so we are trying to get the last of what we need most now. And I really need a haircut an color. Been doing my own hair and it's too dark and really needs some highlights. Plus it's the longest it's been in years. Too long to do anything much more than a ponytail and I don't want to walk around like that because I don't have the pretty face you need to pull off walking around with no hair framing your face. I was going to save the beauty shop until next month for a birthday treat but I don't know if I will make it that long. I also need to make a doctor's appointment so I can change out (and maybe get off) this blood pressure medicine that is making me cough alot. Bettter get busy. Happy Friday all - safe trip home Shad and Michelle - rest up and please keep us posted on DH's prognosis :crossed: - right now there is a hole in the snow storm around your town - hope it stays off your property :lol:

:wave:

Laura705
03-02-2012, 05:31 PM
Michelle - I hope you get someone to help with the snow removal, otherwise, just shovel out two paths for the tires to exit the garage!! I hope all goes well with dh's appointment today and that this will finally, at long last, be the thing that gets him on the road to recovery. And if he needs to be admitted so that he doesn't get so rundown that other things start going wrong, then that's the thing to do! :hug: :hug: :goodvibes:

Ceejay - Oh, how could I forget - March - in like a lion, out like a lamb!!

Happy - Yeh, I figured those foam rollers must be very dense and firm to support one's weight and therefore be effective. It's not really the movie group breaking up - it's just me breaking up with it, LOL. Yeh, I myself still get annoyed with bf talking during movies, tv, etc. The dvr is a blessing because I can pause and/or rewind whenever he starts talking over the tv. Then he gets annoyed when I keep the tv paused and give him a look like, "are you sure you're done talking?" :D That said, I do look forward to seeing more movies with bf and on my own, and only having at most one other person to consider when selecting what to see. As for book club, yes there are a couple women who frequently don't bother to read the book and just attend to eat, drink and gossip...

I hope you find a happy medium with your dishwasher. I never really like using the drying feature. Our old one had a separate on/off for that feature, but our current one does not, although you can just turn off the dishwasher at that point. We have a Miele and it was pricey, but the less expensive model we originally wanted was a bit too tall to fit into our spot under the counter. But I have to say this is a very good machine, though we are light users, and we tend to rinse well (and then we use the economy setting). Yeh, I'd say a more powerful microwave is in order. :)

So...you're not willing to try out the local beauty salons to see how they do? :D It would be great for you to get off the bp med! The past three weeks or so my bp has been elevated and now I'm wondering if when I take my readings to my doc next week if she'll want to increase my meds! My levels went up during the holidays but then dropped back, and now they're up again! Grrr.

diyana
03-02-2012, 10:44 PM
Quick update after the seeing the lung surgeon. The surgeon wants to wait until after a biopsy before he changes the course of treatment that DH is currently on. That way they'll know for sure what they're dealing with.

The biopsy is tentatively scheduled for Monday 3/19. It's more invasive than a needle biopsy, they have to do an incision between the ribs and remove a piece of lung tissue roughly the size of a small Chicken McNugget. He'll be in the hospital at least one night and possibly two nights. I'm hoping to be able to work from home for the remainder of the week to look after him. He'll need to be off work from 2-4 weeks to heal, but should be able to look after himself after the first few days at home.

I wish they could get him in sooner...or give him some other meds to get him better faster. But this is the earliest they could do the biopsy and once they get the biopsy results, they can determine if he should see another pulmonologist, or an infectious disease specialist.

I'll post more this weekend. If the snow isn't too deep tomorrow (under 5" or so), I may just let it stay on the driveway since it's going to get into the 50s by Tuesday.

Much love to all,

Shad
03-03-2012, 07:57 AM
Just off to bed. It has been another unproductive day, and tomorrow it is back to Blackwater and Yarrabee for the last big push.

Michelle - hoping for the best for DH. Poor guy has been sick for so long.

MELODY525
03-03-2012, 09:22 AM
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SHAD......HOPE YOUR WEEKEND WILL BE PRODUCTIVE AND
KEEPING MY FINGERS & TOES CROSSED FOR YOU.
I'D CROSS MY EYES BUT MIGHT BUMP ANOTHER BODY PART:hug: :hug:
JUST KNOW WE ARE THINKING OF YOU.




MICHELLE....SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DH AND I WAS HOPING IT WOULDN'T COME TO THIS.
PRAYING FOR HIM AND SENDING HEALING THOUGTS HIS WAY.
GIVE HIM OUR LOVE. STAY STRONG BOTH OF YOU.
WE ARE ONLY AN E-MAIL AWAY:hug:




HAPPY....BETTER GET TO A BEAUTY SALON BEFORE DH MAKES YOU WASH IT IN THE NEW DISH WASHER!!:yikes:
HOPE YOU FIND A DW YOU LIKE. ISN'T IT A DREAM TO FIND ONE THAT JUST DOES IT ALL??
WHY CAN'T ONE COMPANY GET IT "ALL" RIGHT?! AMAZES ME.
PICK A GOOD ONE:hug: OR I'LL COME AND DO DISHES FOR FOOD & LODGING:dance:





CEEJAY.......GOOD OF YOU TO WORK FOR THE COWORKER.
HOPE YOU'RE FEELING BETTER TODAY.
WITH ALL THIS WIND WE HAVE HERE. JEN HAS A LOT OF SINUS PROBS.
SHE SLEPT ALL DAY!!!





ANNIE....MUST HAVE MISSED YOUR POST....WILL GO BACK AND LOOK FOR IT.
NOPE....DIDN'T FIND ONE BUT I FOUND LAURA!!





LAURA......I ABOUT SPIT ALL OVER THE SCREEN LAUGHING ABOUT THE DOG ROLLING OVER HIS TOYS!!
MAYBE THE TWO OF YOU CAN GET A LOT OF EXERCISE THAT WAY NEXT WINTER!!:lol3: :lol3:
SOMETIMES YOU ARE JUST TOO FUNNY.
YOU BETTER STOP "PULLING SOMETHING" OR I WON'T LET YOU EXERCISE ANYMORE. BALL OR NO BALL!:rollpin:
HOPE WHATEVER IT IS....IT FEELS BETTER TODAY :hug:






:cofdate: MORNING CHICKS
DR CALLED TO CHECK ON THE HEAD.
ALSO TO REMIND ME OF WINDY DAYS & NIGHT AIR.
HE'S BECOMING LIKE AN OLD JEWISH GRANDMOTHER.
NEXT HE'LL BE MAKING ME CHICKEN SOUP.
NOW I AM FINE....OR CLOSE TO IT....JEN IS EXHAUSTED FROM WORRY & IS SLEEPING A LOT NOW.
I TOLD HER WE NEED A BETTER ROUTINE FOR THE "WORRY" PART AND
THAT I WOULD LET HER KNOW WHEN TO WORRY:rofl:
FOR NOW.....I AM GOING TO GET SETTLED IN AFTER PAYING THE BILLS ONLINE AND THEN REST. :beach:
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND :moped:

ceejay52
03-03-2012, 02:34 PM
So far work has been quiet and I hope it stays that way the rest of the day and tomorrow also.

My sister from Tx called. Talked to her for awhile. She was wanting a family get together for her birthday in Orlando, Fl. But the kiddo's have over ruled and are going to the Smokey Mountains in July. Wish I could go but I'm not driving that far by myself. Kinda dreading the drive next week end to Missouri. She'll be 65 in September. Everyone is making plans to be there.

Mel
The wind was really bad here yesterday. Went in to pick up my cheeseburger and could barely close the door. I shouldn't have been outside myself but I had to go pay the rent.

Guess I need to finish February's report.



Mel
Wish I could get settle in and rest for awhile.

happy2bme
03-03-2012, 03:11 PM
Happy Saturday all,

Last night was my cousin's wife's birthday. Made her a lite cherry pie. We were going to go out for pizza but they are tired of pizza so being Friday, we went out to a local fish fry. It was good. Had a few drinks at the bar too. All bars have these sort of slot machines that you can play. Things got quiet so I stuck 5 dollars in one - wasn't sure what I was doing but I thought I maybe hit a jackpot. Turns out I won $200. I played 20 more on the house's money and had a good time. It was a nice evening out - at least this time I could hear everyone talking unlike karaoke night :lol: It's been snowing lightly since last night - we got almost 3 inches of new snow but it's the light powdery stuff so not too bad to deal with. I think I'm going to buckle down and get a few things done around the house - plus I have 2 gardening books to read and return to the library this week. DH is doing taxes, as soon as I get off here I'm going through my papers to see if I have anything to add to the pile.

Mel - you don't even have to wash dishes for me to put you up for a visit. Just let me know ahead of time as I will have to have DH build some chair ramps. I'm glad you are being a good girl at home and let Jen get some restful sleep. Have a good weekend.

Shad - sounds like you are off kilter a bit. Is it the change in seasons or just the job that needs to come to an end? Enjoy the footy games.

Michelle - I know how worried you must be about DH. That's a bummer that they have to cut him to get the biopsy but hopefully he can get a more definitive course of treatment. Soon. Very soon. 5 inches is a lot of snow but if it's just going to melt down, I'd leave it considering that neither of you are in any shape to shovel right now.

Laura - actually I like the drying part the best on the dishwasher :lol: they get so hot I figure that they HAVE to be sanitized! I will probably do the same thing that I did with the upright freezer - look at reviews and then keep my eye on prices. Sears seems to have to same prices most of the time - 10 percent off on non Sears brands and an extra 5 percent off if you use your Sears card. We don't have many other choices besides that - Best Buy is in Duluth - not sure what they charge for delivery. At least I don't have to hurry. Perhaps you should keep a journal with your BP to try and determine if your fluctuations are due to something specific - stress or food or if they just fluctuate. I hope they don't bump them up on you.

Hi Ceejay - hope you have a quiet day at work today.

Talk to you later... :wave:

diyana
03-03-2012, 03:46 PM
I literally have the best neighbors ever. Late last night, my neighbor across the street who owns an ATV with a plow attachment came over and cleared the driveway. God bless him. We're going to give him a case of beer (Wisconsin barter system) and a gift card to a restaurant for him and his family.

I don't know why, but I'm really exhausted today. I think I'm still run down from the bronchitis and the stress of this week doesn't help. I'm going to go take a nap.

Much love,

Shad
03-03-2012, 04:42 PM
Morning all,
Looks like we might get some sun today - at least for a while. Been raining most of the day yesterday. Which reminds me, I need to go get the indoor plants back in or they will cook out there today.

DB1 rung me yesterday. As per normal, I don't here from either of the brothers unless they want something and sure enough he is having computer trouble. So like a dutiful sister I said I would go over this morning and take a look. Problem is that his computer is so old that it probably won't load the stuff that he is trying to do.

DS2 still hasn't finished the shed and is getting the hurry up so relations are not always easy at the moment either. DS1 is still waiting for results from the tests done to see if the baby is all present and correct and we can TALK about it. Problem is that if all is not right, then it is getting to the too late stage to do anything about it. All I ask is that they don't tell me the sex because I don't want to know.

Michelle - I really hope that somehow they can bring the appointment forward for DH and you can start to work out the answers. That description he gave on facebook was truly awful. Poor man. Keep at the medico's and see if they can't fit him in sooner. Squeaky wheels get the most oil and all that stuff hey?

Happy - all that snow. Hope you survive it all. Dishwashers are an interesting breed. Mine is a set of dishdrawers (2). You can buy them stacked to fit in a normal diswasher space or singly so you can fit them where a couple of drawers or half a cupboard used to be. The singles are good apparently for bad backs and pregnant women because you don't have to bend to pack them. They are mean with water, have 4 or 5 cycles types and are generally very efficient. And even better, they have a good online maintenance page. DS could fix my one himself after I overflowed it and sent the machine into an electronic mindspin. They aren't cheap but then you get what you pay for and these will last me for sometime to come.

Annie - our happy chappie. Hope you got over the MI induced illness :rofl: I'm sure you will earn each and every one of those $150 cleaning. My place is in need of a good clean. Sure you don't want to come over and set it to rights for me as well?

Ceejay - take a plane or a train or a bus to the nearest city and hire a car to get to the birthday. You only have one family and it is a shame to miss a reunion.

Laura - Times happen when you have to move on from a club or a gathering. Things change, people try to take control etc.etc. and we need to reassess our priorities. Maybe you should try to roll over the dogs toys as well to fix the problem.

Hiya Mel, position is such at the moment that I probably will not be able to talk to you now for at least the next two weeks. Try to keep out of trouble for a while will you and I will tell you when I am next home. Should be around 18th/ 19th but don't bet on it. Sheez I think I should have been more forceful with March in the title. I was going to. I like Annies 'Movin' our Muck outta March'. should have thought of it myself.

Anyway, off to the salt mines. Things to do, bits to clean, brothers to sort out. I may be back later in the day from the airport - but then again.............

Laura705
03-03-2012, 05:07 PM
Afternoon all. Just a quick pop in to say hi. Had my blood draw this morning, then a stop at the market since I had time before the exercise class. The class was "Body Blast" - strength/toning. With my sore hammies, I wasn't thrilled with the amount of squats & lunges, and she used the sliding discs too. Meh. But it was exercise, and between that and the dog walk just now, I'm done for. Doing laundry too, so I'm getting some stair time as well.

Speaking of stairs - meant to mention last weekend's charity event - Hustle up the Hancock. The male winner did it in under 10 min. & the female in under 11. 94 FLIGHTS OF STAIRS!!! :faint:

Okay I think bf is almost ready for lunch, so I'll get this posted & maybe slap on a bit of makeup. Back for personals tomorrow.

Cheers!
:cheers:

ceejay52
03-04-2012, 09:35 AM
Morning,
Feeling a bit nauseated this morning. I hope it passes soon.
I've decided to cancel my trip to Mo and concentrate on me this week end. Will not be going to Paragould either.
May look into a job opening at the doc's office.
I'm in the spring cleaning mode at home and would like to get it finished. I may go in May.

Mel
Love the graphic.

Laura
That's good time for the winners. 94 stairs

Michelle
It's good to have neighbors that are willing to help.

MELODY525
03-04-2012, 09:50 AM
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MORNING EVERYONE

YESTERDAY I MSDE A DECISION TO TAKE BACK THE MEDICAL ALARMS.
I THINK I AM READY SO I'LL GET THE PHONE & KEYS FROM JEN TONITE.
IT'S BEEN QUIET AND THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS A LEAK ON FRIDAY NIGHT. HAD TO CALL THE BOSS AND GET A MAINT. MAN.
I AM ALREADY SHIFTING THE WORK OVER TO THE MEN.
THIS WAY WE START OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT!!
MY NEW MANTRA IS..."THEY GET PAID....I DON'T". :rofl:
IF I WATCH MUCH MORE TV MY BRAIN IS GOING TO TURN TO MUSH!
JEN AND I HAD A NICE VISIT.
RICHIE MADE MORE CHICKEN YESTERDAY AND IT WAS DELISH.
NICE ENDING TO A GOOD DAY:encore:
HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY:moped:





SHAD.......NOT TO WORRY ABOPUT THE CALL.
THIS JOB HAS YOU HOPPING AROUND. NOTHING NEW HERE ANYWAY :lol3:
HAD A LAUGH AT THE DB2. SOUNDED LIKE ME BEFORE THE NEW PC:rofl:
THE DS2 BETTER GET THE CASTLE BUILT OR ELSE:rollpin:
SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE CAT IS AWAY????
HANG IN THERE THIS WEEK. TRY NOT TO HURT ANYONE!!:hug:




CEEJAY.....WISH YOU COULD GET TO THE BIRTHDAY PARTY.
TOO BAD IT'S SO FAR AWAY. SMOKEY MTS IS A FAIR DRIVE.
BY THE WAY...HOW FAR AWAY IS MISSOURI FROM YOU??
THINK GOOD THOUGHTS ABOUT SEEING YOUR SISTER.:hug:




HAPPY.........LET'S SEE....A FISH FRY, SLOT MACHINES, BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND $200.....
SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT WEEKEND TO ME:cheers:
GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TIME. DID YOU SEE MY POST ON FEB'S THREAD?
I AM SO VERY HAPPY YOU FOUND YOUR JOY AGAIN:hug:
NOW IF THE SNOW WOULD JUST END..... RIGHT??





MICHELLE.....BETTER TAKE CARE OF YOU WHILE YOU'RE WORRYING ABOUT DH.
SENDING A HUG YOUR WAY :hug:



LAURA....94 FLIGHTS OF STAIRS?!?!?! :yikes:
WHAT WAS THE PRIZE??? AN OXYGEN TANK?!?! OMG!!!!
HOPE THE HAMS FEEL BETTER TODAY. :hug:
TRY NOT TO KILL THEM THIS WEEK!!!

MELODY525
03-04-2012, 09:54 AM
CEEJAY......YOU SNUCK IN THERE!!! SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE TRIP AND HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER VERY SOON. GOOD IDEA NOT TO GO TO PARAGOULD. MAYBE YOU WENT BACK TO WORK TOO SOON. FEEL BETTER MY FRIEND:getwell:

happy2bme
03-04-2012, 12:09 PM
Hi ladies,


Was looking at the weather and I noticed an alert in Memphis I have never seen in all the years I've been there - fire alert - gusty winds and really dry conditions making for a potentially rapid burning - explosive they said - fire situation. Geez as if the earthquake potential and tornadoes weren't enough. And people wondered why we moved out of there :yikes: I hope this does not extend up your way Ceejay. I thought you guys got doused with lots of rain lately. Sorry to hear that you are feeling poorly Ceejay - hope a day of rest gets you feeling back to yourself. Sounds like you are still trying to decide what path you want your future to take - it's not easy to decide and sometimes you can over think it.

Mel - I admit I was a bit disappointed to hear that you took the alarms back. Although I'm sure you know what you are doing and it is probably stressing out Jen covering for you, isn't it? Just as long as you put yourself first, above all else. ;) Glad you liked my finding my Joy again (and we aren't talking Shad :rofl: ) - it was something a friend told me a few weeks ago and it stuck on me. Several people have told me (including you guys) that I am happy again like I used to be. I am. I love your dinosaur joke this morning :lol3: I would get lost on websites looking for the morning graphic and never get here :lol:

Although I do have to admit that it snowed lightly ALL DAY LONG and at this point I am getting a bit tired of it. Come on spring! :carrot: I think we are supposed to get some warming later on in the week so maybe some of this will melt back a bit. We walked a little bit into the property to get to the bird feeders out back. It is pretty with the trees and snow - I had the urge to camp out but it passed quickly :lol: We have these little red pine squirrels - Red Buttons in squirrel form for those of you old enough to remember him. They were screaming like chimpanzees at DH invading their territory. They obviously don't know who they are messing with.

Laura - my muscles ache just reading your post! A few years back I did a pledge for a girl at 3FC who did the Hustle Up the Hancock challenge. :yikes: Besides 94 flights of stairs I can't imagine old claustophobic me in an interior stairwell with crowds of people running (all past me no doubt). :eek: But I do admire those with the fortitude to do it. Was wondering how people trained too. I've been out of downtown and big buildings for over 10 years and when I left buildings had locked the interior stairwell access doors long before that as a security threat because thieves were sneaking in from the ground floor, going up the stairs and then sneaking into offices and stealing wallets, laptops and purses. So you go in the stairwell and get locked in :yikes:

Shad - sounds like your world is a bit stressed at the moment everywhere you turn. This backyard shed is taking longer than the Taj Mahal to build! :rofl: DH and I went to a fancy appliance store out here looking at wood stoves one day and I came across the dishwasher drawers that you have - even the brand you have - starts with a F I think? I could not imagine how they were from your description but once I could see it, they are really pretty neat. And you aren't kidding about pricey :yikes: I think perhaps because that would be considered so cutting edge out here. Most of the folks that live in town are regular everyday people like us but we hear there is ALOT of money up this way too, particularly the homes that sit on the lakefront property and they are the ones who frequent the expensive appliance store. Anyway I digress and hope you have a quieter week ahead of you. Sounds like you need a getaway weekend - short break away from the madness for a bit.

Michelle - saw your post on FB about DH. My prayers are with both of you that they can get him on the road to recovery. So glad that one of your neighbors stepped up and helped out with the snow.

Annie - did you have a wonderful time babysitting? I'm sure you did.

:wave: Turtle.

I need to get my butt in gear. DH says we need new washcloths and I have a 30 percent off Kohls coupon and they are having a sale. So we will take a drive into the next town and go shopping - him to the home improvement store - me to Kohls. Maybe I can convince him to stop at the Chinese Buffet for lunch - I am jonesing for Chinese food and they have some nice non fried selections.

Have a good Sunday chicks. :)

ceejay52
03-04-2012, 06:02 PM
Mel
Springfield, MO is about a 5 hour drive from my house. I'm not in the mood any more to go anywhere. I'm in a depressed mood.

Happy
You've hit the nail on the head about the wanting to switch jobs. 20 years at this one is long enough. BUT I'll probably be here another 4 any way, if they don't fire me. I am, however, calling about the job opening at my doctor's office Monday. I'm willing to cut the salary a bit.

Shad
03-04-2012, 06:56 PM
Morning all.
Back in Blackwater and getting ready to do the nightshift for the first week. Hopefully it won't last all night. They will get sick of me and send me home or something. Woke up this morning and went for a walk/jog/run around the block and then came back to shower and breakfast. Now I am thinking about doing some shopping for dinners for the week and then back to bed. I guess I will have to leave here around 4pm so need to sleep or at least rest shortly. It's now 9.am

So for now, no personals. May be back in the middle of the night to chat with you all. I've done nothing since the last post except sit on a plane, drive 73km and sleep.

MELODY525
03-05-2012, 09:29 AM
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MORNING ALL.
JEN KEPT THE PHONE LAST NIGHT & BRINGING IT DOWN TODAY.
WONDERING IF THE NURSE IS COMING. NO ONE CALLS ANYMORE.
I WANT TO CANCEL NEXT WEEK'S VISIT. I AM Soooo DONE WITH THIS!
LOTS OF SUN THIS MORNING BUT COLD. NO RIDING OUTSIDE YET.
BORING LIFE WITH NOTHING TO SAY:rofl:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.:moped:




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HAPPY......DOES THIS MEAN WAR??? :lol3: THEY PROBABLY THINK HOW DARE YOU INTRUDE ON THEIR HOMEFRONT. DO YOURS HAVE POINTY HAIR ON THEIR EARS?? I WAS GOOGLING THEM. CUTE LITTLE BUGGERS.
HOPE YOUR SNOW MELTS. YOU GAVE ME A GOOD LAUGH AT THE IDEA OF YOU CAMPING SNOW & ALL. :rofl:
MAYBE DH CAN BUILD HIS OWN YURT OVER THE SUMMER.
I WANT TO WISH YOU AND DH A VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. :hug:
FIRST ANNIVERSARY IN YOUR NEW HOME:love:
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CEEJAY.....SORRY YOU'RE DEPRESSED. IT'S THE END OF WINTER AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE FEELING THAT WAY.
I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER. GET SOME SUNSHINE ON YOUR FACE AND STAY STRONG:hug:




SHAD.....ON THE RUN AS USUAL:rofl: HOPE THE PROJECT KEEPS GOING WELL.
TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF IN THE MEANTIME:hug:

annie175
03-05-2012, 11:28 AM
Good Monday Morning All..............

What a groovy weekend. Cleaned house on Saturday then Sam brought the babe over to babysit. Lil man got to spend the night with Nanny. First overnight stay was at Nanny's house. He was so good. Went to bed at 9 pm and did not wake up til 7 am. He stirred a couple of times...tooted..then went right back to sleep...I see he has a LOT of his momma's side of the family in him...lol. Sunday, sissy came for the babe at 10 am. We went to Curtis' house and picked up an end table and lamp for my DS. Then met his oldest DD her BF, Sissy, Chris and babe at Chicago's pizza. First time my oldest and his oldest met...it went well. Of course, lil man was the center of attention. Went shopping at Menard's Hardware,..got new toitie seats for both baths and a few other items. Came hope and had leftover teriyaki baked chicken breasties and sauted veggies. Yummy....today I have beef stew in the crockpot. I love the crockpot cause dinner is pretty much done when I get there...all I have to do is make the salad.

We had terrible tornados in Indiana on Friday evening. Wiped out two entire towns in southern Indiana. Marysville and Henrysville. 13 people dead. The local radio station has already made 100,000 dollars for that area. They are having a telethon. (WFMS 95.5) if you want to go on-line and read about it. It looks just devastating. One family lost 5 members...the only survivor is the grandma. Daughter, hubby and kidlets are gone. The 14 mo old baby girl was found in a cornfield, but died later at the hospital. I can't help it being so emotional, it makes me so sad and cry. Please keep these people and their towns in your prayers.

CHELLE....thanks for texting me on Saturday to find out if we were all ok. Fortunately it did not hit us. It is about 1.5 hours south of Indy near the state line IN/KY (Louisville) area. Sorry to hear about DH, but all is good and he will be good as new before you know it. The 19th seems so far off but will come soon. It is the waiting and unknown that drives us nuts. Don't forget to take care of YOU first or you will be of no help to DH....GOT IT? How nice of your neighbor to clear your drive...it is all about karma...and you and DH are such good people...you are sure to have great things come back to you. xoxo

SHADDIE...work, work, work, girl, you need to take some time for you. I would love to come clean your place for you, for free, but you have to sit back and stay out of my way as I am a whirlwind and when people get in my way, it tends to agitiate me and slow me down....will work for wine. lol

CEEJAY...have you talked to your doc about an anti-depressant? There is nothing wrong with taking them if you need them. I have been on them for 20 years. Every time I go off of them I have to many tears. I am sure I was a depressed teenager also but didn't know enough about it to get help. I look back to my teenage years and know I was depressed. Hope you tummy troubles are behind you now....not in your behind..lol

HAPPY....yum, chinese food, I do have to spread the time between visits tho. Not all chinese food agrees with me. I love love love Kohls...hope you find some good snags. Babysitting was awesome. He is so kissable...lol Better get to reading your gardening books...planting season is upon us and will be here before you know it.

LAURA....OMG, hustle up stairs...you would probably find me on the 3rd floor landing passed out, much less hustle my way up there. NOT. BP is a funny thing...couldn't get mine in control til they doubled the daily dose. I just pitched a major b*tch....I don't want to be on any meds. I am doing well with taking my iron and extra potassium since my blood work came back low on both. Get my thyroid retested tomorrow. I am stopping by the blood draw clinic to get it drawn. I didn't know this but low potassium can be bad for your heart..so I am sure to take it now. I don't remember the connection but will look it up and let you all know.

MELLIE....really? Taking the phones back already...um NOOOOOO. You are not 100% and that was the deal NO WORK til you are 100%. I am serious, this is really not setting well with me. You listen here to doc Anne, she knows her stuff. I WILL be there with the rolling pin and torture weapons. The 8th is your inspection day and also decision day for Peyton Manning's future with the COLTS. Big day for all.

Better get this thing posted and get at it...I have my work cut out for me this week. YIKES!!

Have a wondfully blessed day/night...

Loves and hugs

ceejay52
03-05-2012, 11:51 AM
Annie
When I had my heart stress teest a couple of years ago, that's the only thinig the cardiologist found was low potassium and told me to keep my level at a 5.1. It's lower that I like now but I'm not very good at taking my meds. I had light "heart racing episode" which he called a panic attack. not long ago. but they are few a far between now. Hope you pass the thyroid test. It makes my heart smile to see you so happy. Also glad to see you are okay and the tornado's didn't lave a mess in your town. I was thinking aboaut anti depressants yesterday.

Mel
Don't you dare cancel that appointment next week. We want you 100% before that's done.

Laura,
Stress and worry will most definitely make your bp rise. Mines bee a little high the past couple of days.

Happy and Michelle :wave:

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Had a talk with my friend/boss concerning some things going on here at the plant. He's working with me which is a blessing, therefore, I'm feeling better.

Laura705
03-05-2012, 12:12 PM
Morning all.

Michelle – I sure hope you can get the biopsy surgery moved up – that seems so far away when your dh is feeling so horrible! That’s quite an involved procedure in terms of hospital and recovery time. I had no idea. I’m praying he’ll start feeling better in the meantime. How nice of your neighbor to plow your drive!! I’m glad you didn’t have to deal with that!! Did you get a nap yesterday? I’m sure you needed it!

Mel – I can just tell from how you write about your doc, he is near the top of your gratitude list. :love: Glad you got a laugh out of my doggy’s antics – he always puts a smile on our faces. It will be fun to see bf’s face if we’re both down there on the floor rolling around on our toys, LOL! I like those graphics – espec. the dinosaur one!!! :D I understand getting tired of tv. Sometimes I just get so sick of sitting on the sofa, regardless of if I’m watching tv or reading a book. But you know what I’m gonna say – watch so you don’t overdo it!! BTW, boring can be good! Maybe you should think about what your doc would say about taking back the alarm responsibilities, LOL!!! Speaking of overdoing it – my hams are so-so. They feel better with rest, but…no rest for the wicked!

Ceejay – The Smokey Mountains b-day/reunion trip sounds like it would be fun! You’re right, that would be a very long drive – you need to figure out a way to catch a ride with other family members, or to fly there! I sure hope you can work it out. Surprised you’re not going to MO for some vacay time, but sometimes it’s good to have the alone time, and a bigger chunk of it than just a weekend or three days here and there because you can dig into bigger projects. If you finish your spring cleaning you can come up to my place and get a start on ours too, LOL. Sorry you’re feeling depressed – is it general, or about your job/retirement decisions? Maybe a job change would be good, but you’ve got to weigh in as to “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t” and “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence” and so on. Coming from my standpoint, 4 years doesn’t sound too bad either way!

Happy – Bf’s also of your opinion re sanitizing dishes, but I think of all my years growing up and into adulthood washing dishes by hand and never having had any episode of tummy issues (very rare for both bf and me anyway) that I would ever accredit to unclean dishes. So I assume what I’m doing has been fine, no extra drying cycle needed. Good luck with your DW shopping. We love to shop at Abt in Glenview because they will negotiate with buyers... As for the BP log, when I print off my BP report from my monitor this week before I go to the doc, I will at least track back my PMS and TOM weeks and see if I see anything there. As for an eating connection – ugh. It’s already a struggle just to track my eating, but I suppose it might make it easier for me to track if I were also trying to connect my sodium intake to my bp readings. Re the fire stairwell access, yes they do lock those doors. We have no internal stairwell within our space (4 floors), so we use either the elevators or the one set of fire stairwells, and we can access our floors using our key cards. I tried walking the stairs a few times for exercise – ugh, boring and difficult! If I were keen on training for something like that, I’d rather use the stairmaster machine in a gym and at least have a tv screen for entertainment. Or weather permitting, climbing stairs outdoors, like in a stadium or something.

Shad – Did you get DB’s computer sorted out? I hope your son gets those test results soon – must be difficult waiting to hear if everything is okay or not. Those drawer-style dishwashers sound like they would be energy efficient and good for small households too – need only fill one drawer for a small load. How was trip back to the mines? Good luck with the night shift. Another sleep challenge for you I bet!

Annie – These tornadoes have been horrible so far, and it’s still early in the season for them!! So sad to hear about all those deaths. We had them last week in southern IL, and a friend of bf & I lives not far and works really close to Harrisburg where 6 people died. Awful. Sounds like you had a great weekend and enjoyed hosting the little guy. :) We’ll see how my bloodwork comes back re potassium levels – I should hope they’d be okay because I take a multi-vite, and I also try to eat bananas on a regular basis. Maybe my bp was off kilter because I didn’t eat many last week…we’re not all that good at timing our banana purchases to ensure a steady supply of ones that are ripe & ready-to-eat!
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Saturday night was fun – my friend told me about her trip to Nashville & showed me photos. It sounds like a long weekend seeing all the live music would be a blast. Then we went out to dinner and then on to the bar that had the band. They were good – a mix of country (some Gretchen Wilson (I think) and Lady Antebellum), and also rock (Journey, the Beatles, Styx, Blondie, etc). Great mix. Bf met us during the break and got to see the 2nd set. Late night though, and I woke up too early on Sunday. Boo. I made up for it with a nap later in the day.

Sunday was lazy – my friend stayed until nearly 1 pm, and we just talked and talked. Dog walk, then lunch out, then out to the library to pick up the dvd I had on hold. I have decided to start watching the “Doc Martin” series (shown on PBS) from the very beginning. Last night (after my nap) we watched 3 episodes. I really enjoy it, and the scenery is just stunning (shot on location in Port Isaac, in Cornwall region of England.)

Nothing much else to report. Might go to the easy step class tonight to get another punch on my passport. I have to register for the new session Pilates classes – starts next week!

Happy Casimir Pulaski day, being observed today in Chicago and the county. Schools and county offices will be closed, but sadly, not where I work. :nono: So that means I better get this posted and get back to it. Happy Monday/Tuesday everyone.

diyana
03-05-2012, 12:25 PM
Hi everyone -

I'm going to try and play catch up here. After the consult with the lung surgeon on Friday, I had to work (thankfully from home) that evening. I didn't fall asleep until after 11 (which is quite late for me). Right around 10:30, our doggies started going crazy and wanted to go outside. My wonderful neighbor from across the street was using his ATV with plow attachment to plow our driveway. He asked how DH was doing, and I told him not well, and it's pretty much going to stay status quo until after the biopsy. Yesterday, I delivered him a 12-pack of really good beer (the Wisconsin bartering system) and a gift card to Pizza Hut for him and his family to enjoy. He didn't want to take either, and he said that if I need anything else (snow removal or anything) until DH is doing better...don't hesitate to ask. What an awesome guy! I told him that if he ever needed computer repair or car repair...we can help him out in those areas. :)

On Saturday, I ran a couple of errands and went to hear readings from a local writer's group that holds readings roughly twice per year. Members in the group are working on novels, short stories, and poems and span many genres. The group meets once per month at which time every member delivers 12-15 pages of their writing to each of the other members...then the following month, they meet to discuss what was turned in the previous month. I'm thinking it might be the impetus to get me to write - I'd have to write a dozen or so pages every month. I also am trying to do better in the area of time management, so that I have time for cleaning, decluttering, caring for DH and the doggies, website work AND writing. :) The rest of Saturday was spent relaxing. I was exhausted probably from being up late (for me) on Friday night, and all the stress lately.

DH wasn't able to go to work today...he felt too dizzy and like he was going to pass out, so I didn't want him behind the wheel of his SUV. Since he's out of sick/vacation days, if he can't drive tomorrow, he might just start his short-term disability now, which would mean he'd be on disability for at least 5 weeks (2 weeks until the surgery and at least 3 weeks post-surgery). Whenever he starts the short-term disability, he'll miss a week of pay...so that sucks...but we'll manage. The important thing is his health. Quite frankly, I'm scared of losing him.

Frankly, I'm now scared of losing my sister as well. I talked to her yesterday to tell her about DH, and she told me that her blood test came back with VERY high protein values for her kidneys. She has type 2 diabetes, high BP and high cholesterol, and though she won't know until Thursday when she sees the kidney specialist, but this could be a sign of her kidneys starting to shut down. I'm praying that she doesn't need to do dialysis or a transplant...but of course if she needs a transplant and I'm a compatible match...I've got one to spare.

As for me, my bronchitis is getting better - not 100% yet..but getting there. I'm done with antibiotics and have a few days left of steroids. DH is still cautioning me not to overdo it. He reminds me that I need to get better so that I can be healthy enough to take care of him.

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Mel - I'm sure the inspection this week goes well. I know you feel ready to take back the alarms and such, but PLEASE don't overdo it. It's too easy to relapse, not to mention you don't want the cut on your head to get bad again. And definitely don't let the office or tenants suck you into any drama. I'm not feeling good about your increasing your workload while you're still recovering. And DO NOT cancel your appt next week. Your health is far too important. I'm really glad the doc is calling to check up on your and make sure you're behaving yourself. I know what Jen is going through being exhausted from worry.

Ceejay - Did your sister's place in Branson sustain any damage from the tornados? Bummer that you felt you had to cancel your trip to Missouri. I agree with Shad, do whatever you have to do to get to the birthday/reunion. Families are so important. I hope you're feeling better. Try and get some sunshine - that might help your mood and make you feel better overall. :hug: I'm glad your friend/boss is working with you on your concerns. :hug:

Annie - I'm so glad you had such a wonderful weekend and that the tornadoes weren't near you. :hug: So sad about all the devastation and loss of life. You must be getting excited about vacation too! That's excellent you got a good paying cleaning job from your co-worker moving!! I like the March Madness thread title, but I definitely want to move the muck out of March (and my body and DH's body) this month. There's lots I want/need to accomplish...and I will get it all done.

Laura - Thanks for posting the link to more of the mastiff puppy photos! So cute! I've pulled that upper hamstring/glute muscle before and "rolling it out" on a foam roller does help a lot. Another good stretch is to lie on your back in a doorway and put the sore/tight leg vertically up along the door jam and get your butt as close to the wall as you can. I agree with Happy...tennis ball is okay...but not nearly as good as the foam roller. That's a really good hamstring/butt stretch. I hope you had a good weekend with your friend and that the band was good.

Happy - Do you have overhead power lines? We live in the country, but have underground lines so we only lose power when the substation takes a hit. However, with all the wet, heavy snow, several communities with overhead lines in and around Milwaukee lost power for hours. Go figure. :dunno: Sounds like you had a lovely drive to Rice Lake! DH goes there at least once per year for work. He really enjoys the scenic drive. Congrats on the $200 win out of the slot machine!! That should definitely cover the cost of a hair appointment. :) Wishing you and your DH a happy anniversary!! If you still need stuff from Kohl's, we're having a "Friends and Family" discount weekend coming up March 16-18 to save 20%.

Shad - Unfortunately, they can't do the biopsy any sooner. The doc is away at a conference this week and booked all next week. You're a good sister to help out DB1 with his computer woes.

Anyway, I hope we all have a good day with minimal stress, maximum health for us and our loved ones, and lots of smiles.

Much love and many hugs,

Shad
03-05-2012, 01:38 PM
Quick fly by. Bored stiff here. Nothing much to do. The guys are too busy with other stuff. I've been banned from wandering around the plant and must stay in my office until someone comes over to fetch me and then I get escorted back as well. It's not something I did, just the guys making sure that I don't get bitten by a snake or fall over a brick or a truck or something. But it makes for a slow solitary evening. I'm tired of solitaire spider or any of the other games on this computer. Might have to see if I can get the wi-fi modem to work on my laptop out here. I suspect not, but you never, never know until you try.

Everytime I get to start on this post, some one comes in to distract me. Maybe I should just stay typing until dawn or whatever. 6.00am is coming - in about 2hrs and 25 minutes but who is counting.

By the way, did I mention that a snake (a very small one) came into our training class one day? It slithered across the floor. Have no idea where it thought it was going. One of the blokes saw it, stood up, put his chair on the snake and sat down again. When I asked what type of snake it was, he replied ' a dead one' and chucked the body outside. Such is life in the training department.
We have had butterflies and bats, lizards and rats here at one time or other. I will put up with anything other than rats.

annie175
03-05-2012, 01:56 PM
MELLIE, MELLIE, MELLILE....HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Wednesday, March 7...I think that is right and I don't want to forget it. Make it the best one ever!

Much love, my sweet sister. xoxo

happy2bme
03-05-2012, 02:18 PM
Hi folks,

Thank you for the anniversary wishes. 35 years today. Time does fly and I must say it gets better as time goes on which is a nice thing. We were supposed to go to dinner at a steak place but they called this morning and said only the bar area is open during the week (things are really slow in town this time of year so many places are closed or have limited service during the week). This is a nice, pricier place - not sure I want to eat on a small high bar table. DH is going to check it out on his rounds today - if I had known that, we could have gone to full service dinner yesterday.

Shad - sorry you are bored - night shifts are the worst. Maybe you need to pick up a Suduko book again although that's only good for a few hours. Or an e-reader and read some books although you probably don't get much in the way of internet service out that way. My sister and I were talking about all the cool things you see in your part of the world. She said she'd drive off the road if she saw flocks of birds - especially what we consider exotics here - just sitting in a tree checking out the human traffic :rofl: I said you don't want to drive off the road by you - might get run down by a loaded mining truck :yikes:

Mel - please don't cancel your appointment. I know you must be sick and tired of being sick and tired by now but you also know you have to take good care of yourself. I'm glad you are feeling back to your old self again. Maybe Shad needs to teach you Suduko :rofl: Loved your quote today - it's a good goal to strive for. And yes, those pine squirrels are petite and cute but everyone says they are major destructive and I was shocked at how vocal they are. To us. Ballsy little things :lol3:

Annie - glad you had a good time babysitting. It's really scary about the tornadoes and damage nearby. Makes you count your blessings. I guess there is a huge price to pay for unseasonably warm weather. My heart goes out to all who have lost things - it's unbelieveable how devastating that can be until you see it for yourself.

Michelle - nice of you to offer beer to the neighbor but helping out in times of need is what makes us good people. We should be there for each other. I'm glad you have one of those people nearby. When I had my biopsy it was in an awkward position in the bottom of my lung and my ribs were in the way. The doctor did an amazing job of getting it with a needle. He said you want to avoid DH's type of biopsy as a last result because of the chance of a collapsed lung which I guess is not as easy to reinflate as one would think. I know money is tight but he may be better off on short term disability for the time being. He's been so sick and run down - seems like he is in worse shape than any bronchitis or severe cold that we have had to deal with. And I'm sure he's not the kind to over dramatize how he's feeling so the poor guy must just be wiped out. :hug: Thanks for the tip on the friends and family sale. :D

Laura - I'm not a freak about santizing things, I mostly laugh at the intense heat of the dishes and figure nothing will survive at that temp :rofl: The only time I get freaky about sanitizing is those rare occasions when I forgot something in the refrigerator for a long time and I am afraid to breathe when I open the container and look inside :yikes: But that hasn't happened in years - I keep better control on the rotation now :nono: You are smarter to air dry the dishes - it really burns an incredible amount of energy to let the dishwasher dry them. Happy Pulaski Day to you too. I think it's a holiday in Chicago as a nod to the large Polish population in the city. My dad would tell me about Pulaski when I was a kid. I thought he was trying to explain how the main street on block over where I grew up got to be named Pulaski :lol: So have you noticed any difference in your body having done Pilates for a while? Are the movements any easier for you?

Ceejay - you remind me of me with the restlessness of work. It's hard to get refocused again when you are just so tired of the junk at work. All I can say is that I agree with the others about giving up a 20 year career over the unknown. I guess one consideration is it you stand to get more in retirement benefits if you add more years of service. Alot of places cap pension at a certain dollar amount after x number of years so it doesn't matter if you work 20 or 25 years. And maybe a part time doctor's office is not so bad if you retire and start to collect a pension and use the doctor's office to supplement. But would you continue to get medical benefits? My friend left a stressful job at a grade school to work in a doctors office and saw her hours cut drastically as more and more people opted out of elective surgery which was the doctor's main practice. So it wound up not being what she thought it was. So much to consider... and then my other advice is to figure things out on paper as much as you can, see if you can make a go of it and then just do it. Just don't blindly jump into things :lol:

Guess that's enough computer stuff for now. Happy Monday - must be wash day!

diyana
03-05-2012, 02:39 PM
Happy Early Birthday to our Mellie!!! Wishing you a fabulous day and a wonderful year!!

ceejay52
03-05-2012, 07:47 PM
I told myself last night that I would talk to my boss/ friend this morning. I did. And he agree's with me.I feel 100% better. I still do not want to go to MO. Hope she understands. I tell Her I'll try to come in May when she is more settled in her new job and surroundings.

Michelle and Laura
The condo with stood the tornado.

Shad
Yikes on the snake. That bloke acted fast. Being excorted in and out of the building at night isn't a bad idea. I'll have to think about the Smokey MT trip a little more.

ceejay52
03-05-2012, 07:56 PM
Happy
Had to go back and read your post. My heart's desire would be in the medical field, maybe at retirement. Never did call the dr's office today.
I figured my income based on the federal minmum wage and I could not make it. It would make a nice supplement income. With my boss helping me get to the bottom of some things here, I feel a lot more confident.

Shad
03-06-2012, 08:59 AM
Well here we are again - another lovely nightshift. And it is piddling down out there. The toads are having a wonderful time. I don't think the guys are from what I overheard.
We're not having the greatest time with this implementation. It's a disaster to try and find something in the store and if you do manage to find it, then it is probably stocked at Moolarben or if it is at Yarrabee store, then there is none in stock. Twice we have had to go over to check out the shelves because we can't find it in the system. It's fun driving along in the dark and seeing some interesting wildlife.
Talking of wildlife, today I saw a pheasant on the side of the road. It was a reasonable size bird too. Would have done nicely in the pot. :nono: that really wasn't what I meant to say.

It's March 6th here today - DS1's birthday and they got the test results back on the baby. All is well so now I have to think about being a grannie. Yesterday was also my nieces wedding anniversary - no 1. How time does fly. To think that one year ago, we got together in NZ for the wedding.

Mel - Happy birthday for the 7th. Hope it is a good one for you. Like the others, I wonder about you taking back the alarms, but like me, you have this horror of sitting still for too long. If Jen has managed to stem the tide of alarms, then maybe you could take them back for the daytime and leave them with Jen overnight or whatever.

Happy - Hope you told the squirrels where to get off. Who pays the taxes on this joint babies.

Ceejay - you must do what you must do to ensure you live your life to the fullest possible. If you don't feel like going somewhere don't. You spend a lot of time going to see family, never seems that they come to you.

Annie - Happy Annie. It's good to see. Long may it be

Laura - Still stiff and sore? Hope things have come right for you by now. You sure are the exercise queen around here.

Michelle - hope you are both feeling better now. You've really had a bad stretch this year. Look after yourself.

Gotta go.

ceejay52
03-06-2012, 09:55 AM
Shad
thanks for the reassurance that some times we have to have some down time.
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I did call my sister last night and she fully understands why I did not need to come. She told me that when I didn't answer the phone she thought I was sick again. She and bil stayed in the condo this week end and she by herself this week. I really want to go see the area. It's by one of the lakes. She told me that bil was willing to retire there. One of his past time is fishing. He would't have to go far. Think I might like to retire there also

MELODY525
03-06-2012, 10:47 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKLETTES OF THE WORLD.

SUN IS OUT BUT TOO COLD TO OPEN A WINDOW.
IT WAS FREEZING HERE LAST NIGHT. EVERYONE COMPLAINING.
WELL....TURN THE THERMOSTAT UP!!
I AM SNUG LIKE A BUG. :flame:
JEN CALLED EARLY AND GOOD THING SHE DID.
I WAS STILL SLEEPING AND IT WAS ALMOST 9!
I DID TAKE THE PHONE BACK.
MY JOB IS M-F AT NIGHT AND WEEKENDS/HOLIDAYS 24/7.
THE OFFICE DOES M-F DAYS.
LAST NIGHT WAS QUIET EXCEPT FOR SOMEONE'S GD RINGING ME CAUSE GRAMDMA WAS TOO SLOW TO ANSWER:faint:
TOLD HER NEXT TIME GET GRANNIE'S KEYS!!

TO ANSWER A FEW QUESTIONS:
I TOOK THE PHONE BACK BECAUSE JEN FELL THE OTHER NIGHT.
A TENANT TOLD ME AND IT'S A SECRET.
SHE DOESN'T WANT JEN TO KNOW SHE "RATTED" ON HER:rofl:
I CAN'T GIVE THE JOB UP BECAUSE I NEED THE EXTRA BUCKS.
FRANKLY I AM IN DEBT UP TO MY ARMPITS.
IT IS ALSO GOOD FOR LEVERAGE WHEN I NEED HELP.
BESIDES...I'M NOT ABLE TO SIT AND DO NOTHING.
I'M JUST NOT BUILT THAT WAY.
AS I SAID, I ALREADY SPOKE TO THE DR.
ACTUALLY HE BROUGHT IT UP.
HE FELT IT WAS TIME FOR A TEST DRIVE.
BUT HE SAID NO OFFICE DRAMA IF I CAN STAY OUT OF IT.
DOESN'T WANT THE BP JUMPING AROUND:dance:

NOT MUCH ELSE NEW HERE. GOTTA SIGN LEASES TOMORROW.
THIS WAY WE CAN STAY ANOTHER YEAR....OH JOY....OH JOY!
HAVE A SUPER DAY.



:gift: THANKS FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR WEDNESDAY.
JUST GOING TO BE ME & THE KIDS THIS TIME.
HARD TO BELIEVE ANOTHER YEAR HAS GONE BY. :hb:



ANNIE....I AM GRATEFUL MOST OF ALL THAT THE TORNADOES MISSED YOUR AREA.
I HADN'T SEEN THE DESTRUCTION TILL AFTER I READ YOUR POST YESTERDAY.
THAT POOR LITTLE TOT'S WHOLE FAMILY WAS WIPED OUT.
THE FAMILY HAS A BANK OF AMERICA DONATION THING GOING ON.
THEY HAD NO LIFE INSURANCE AND ALL 5 ARE DEAD. HEART BREAKING.
LOT OF PRAYERS GOING OUT THERE FROM MILLIONS OF PEOPLE:hug:
I AM GLAD TO HEAR YOUR TWO FAMILIES ARE BLENDING NICELY TOGETHER.
IT WILL MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR YOU AND CURTIS. :dancer:
PS: I GOT THE CARD & PICTURE. HE IS SOOO CUTE:bb:





CEEJAY....GLAD THE BOSS IS WORKING WITH YOU.
ALSO HAPPY TO HEAR YOU ARE FEELING BETTER.
IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF:hug:
THE CONDO SOUNDS NICE. I ALWAYS WANTED TO TAKE UP FISHING.




LAURA....I HAVE KNOW PEEPOS THAT DID THE NASHVILLE THING AND THEY LOVED ALL THE MUSIC. SAID IT WAS THE BEST. NEW ORLEANS HAS THAT KIND OF TOUR THING TOO. BET THAT IS GRAND ALSO!
I LOVED DOC MARTIN AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL CONTINUE IT. I JUST SAW THE END OF DOWNTON ABBY. THAT WAS ANOTHER GOOD SERIES. THEY'RE FILMING SEASON 3 RIGT NOW. ENJOY THE DR.




MICHELLE....I BARELY KNOW WHAT TO SAY.
SORRY YOU AND DH ARE GING THRU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW.
PRAYING THE THT EVERYTHING WORKS OUT AND DH RECOVERS QUICKLY.
GOING ON DISABILITY SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA NOW HE HAS RUN OUT OF DAYS AT THE JOB. TELL HIM TO KEEP HIS EYE ON THE PRIZE....GOOD HEALTH. YOU TOO! :hug:





SHAD........HAPPY BIRTHDAY DS:hb: A ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY ALREADY??? HOW TIME FLEW BY FOR THE NIECE!! DANG!!
HOPE YOUR FINDING ALL THE MISSING GOODS.
THAT PLACE NEDS AN ORGANIZER FOR SURE.
HAD A LAUGH AT THE PHESANT. THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO SAY SOMEONE SHOT IT AND BROUGHT IT TO THE DINNER TABLE:rofl:

Laura705
03-06-2012, 12:54 PM
Morning all.

Michelle – I can imagine having a group read your work and provide support and feedback would be incredibly valuable. Hope you can squeeze in the writing and the group’s meetings. So sorry your hubby’s too sick to work – you must be so worried. :cry: Going on disability now sounds smart – he needs to rest and save his strength for battling this lung illness. :hug: I hope your sister’s situation improves – dialysis and transplant are so serious. All of this must be so stressful for you – please make sure you get enough rest! Thanks for the advice re the stretches, and I’m definitely going to get a foam roller. Our park district program catalog has a 20% off coupon from Sports Authority – I wonder if they sell any. I’m not super fond of that store since the employees don’t impress me as being authorities on anything, but it’s worth checking…otherwise I might buy online, what I could save in sales tax could perhaps cover shipping.

Shad – Good to hear all is well with the baby, and I’m sure it’s a happy birthday for DS1 getting that news. A snake in the training room - and other critters!?!? :yikes: I certainly wouldn’t care for that. My opinion is that they are just fine as long as they stay out in “nature” - i.e., their own habitat - where they belong. If the slowness of the night shift is the norm, I’d definitely load up on things to pass the time – book, magazine, game, etc. At least when you’re busy, the day goes by relatively quickly.

Mel – Happy Birthday a day early!! :hb: Hope you have a wonderful day and a fantastic year to come!! Glad to hear the doc approved of getting back to your work – but not the office drama! :D Sorry to hear about Jen’s fall – I’m glad the tenant ratted on her, you would certainly want to know about that, right?! I thought Downton Abbey looked interesting, but I didn’t want to jump into another show mid-stream. Maybe at some point I’ll take a look at that. I confess to being a fan of those soap opera type of dramas – I used to love watching Dallas and Dynasty! I think I saw something about Dallas coming back to TV!!

Happy – Re the DW drying feature, aside from the electricity it sucks up, I also think that the extreme heat can’t be all that good for some of the items washed in the dishwasher. Sorry you didn’t get a nice dinner out to celebrate your anniversary. Yet another adjustment to your new home and hometown - all sorts of seasonal things of which you must become aware. LOL re your understanding of Pulaski! BTW, I only lived a couple blocks west of Pulaski growing up, but way up north, between Montrose and Lawrence. You were down south, correct? I do notice a change with Pilates – just a general increase in strength in my core area. I feel like my posture is improved. What’s interesting is that each class is different – we use different equipment – mini balls, the large fitness balls, hand weights, weighted bars, etc. – and we do different moves. The variety means that you never get accustomed to the same moves, so I still come away from class “feeling it”.

Ceejay – I’m glad your sister’s condo (or your sister!) didn’t get harmed in the tornadoes. You’ve been doing a lot of thinking about jobs, retirement. It’s really great that you know you have an interest in being in a medical environment, and that it’s something you would work in to supplement your retirement income when the time comes. Always good to consider all the alternatives. It sounds like you’re feeling better about your current situation at work.

Hello Annie!! Are you going to be getting the windy and warm weather today like my area is? Hold onto your hat!!
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Step class was good last night. I know I called it easy yesterday, but it’s not really that – you get what you put into it. It’s just that the choreography is so boring... But I got my heart rate up, and that was good. I also will certainly be feeling the three sets of pushups we did using the ballet bar – and the crunches too. I think when you exercise regularly and are being challenged, you’re perpetually feeling muscle soreness. It’s the strained muscles/ligaments/tendons/whatever that I don’t like!

The temps are rising this afternoon. I will get out for a short stroll at lunchtime to see how it feels, but I doubt I will go very far – the wind will be kicking up quite a bit and I don’t like being out in those conditions – I’m always worrying some debris will be flying around with the potential for injury. It’s already 49 degrees and the winds are 20 mph! Yikes!

Tonight – no exercise! Just some rest and relaxation. :cloud9: Okay, and I still have one or two loads of laundry to do. :yes:

diyana
03-06-2012, 03:19 PM
Super quick post as I have a meeting to get to.

DH just got a call from the surgeon, and they have a time slot available on Monday, 3/12, so he'll be having his biopsy that day. I'm really glad because the sooner we get answers, the sooner they can get him on the correct treatment and the sooner he can get better.

annie175
03-06-2012, 04:27 PM
Sad News Girls...I can barely type this....Hella B has bitten me for the last time..this time for no reason. She was sitting by my bedroom door and as I went in she bit into the top of one foot then the other. Curtis said no more...he is going to have her put down. I cannot do it. I just cannot rish her biting anyone else and especially lil monkey man. I have been crying since last night. Eyes are puffy. Remind me not to get any more pets....My heart is hurting and it hasn't even happened yet. God help me through this pain.

diyana
03-06-2012, 04:36 PM
Oh, Annie! I'm so very sorry that you have to put Hella B. down. I know you will miss her. If she can't control her biting/temper, you don't want to risk that with the baby around. I'm so sorry. Sending you much love and hugs.

Laura705
03-06-2012, 06:59 PM
Michelle - Good news about the biopsy surgery being moved up.

Annie - I'm so sorry to hear about Bella, but that kind of unpredictable behavior is so dangerous. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. :hug:

happy2bme
03-07-2012, 03:23 AM
Afternoon women,

Tried to get in here a few times but the site was down or bouncy having problems today.

Annie - I am very sorry to hear about Bella. Sometimes they get bitey because of the breeding and there is nothing you can to to contain it. Having had to put 2 pets down, my heart goes out to you :hug: it is so hard but I would have to agree with you, if she bit the baby you would be beside yourself. I wish you peace in your heart for this difficult decision. I am glad that Curtis will help you out.

Michelle - I am glad to hear that a spot opened up sooner for DH. I agree, the sooner they know what they are dealing with, the quicker they can act on getting him all strong and better again.

Sorry - got called away. Will be back later in the morning.

happy2bme
03-07-2012, 03:33 AM
Happy, Happy Birthday my friend. I hope you have the most wonderful and fabulous day. Good wishes and health to you this coming year. We love you very much.

annie175
03-07-2012, 09:06 AM
MELLIE........:woo:

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
TO YOU, TO YOU, TO YOU...OLE'

Happy day to you, my onery sister...make it a great day full of love and happiness...health to boot!!

I love you, my friend...

MELODY525
03-07-2012, 09:18 AM
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It's official.....although i lost 14 lbs, I have been able to keep 10 of them off this time. So the result is 188. Foing the happy dance over here. Also wondering if I can lose another pound or 2.
Woke earlier this morning and had a better night's sleep. Hoping I can bet back to my old routine. It's driving me nuts.
I might go to Pathmark tomorrow. Having a bit of a problem with my right shoulder blade area. I think I got a draft. Gotta wait and see.
Nothing planned for today. ZJust Jen & Richie for dinner.
That;s enough excitement for me!:ROFL:





Annie.....I am very sorry to hear about Bella. My heart goes out to you.
But I am glad Curtis is there so you don't have to deal with this alone:hug:
I agree with you....no more pets. I can't take the heartache either.




Laura.......49 and 20mph?!?!?! Must have been cold!!! Did you get out?
We've been having a lot of windy days here too.
I call this part of town Chicago. It's keeping me inside.
America as a whole think there is gain in pain when it comes to exercising.
If you're building muscle and have a planned workout with rest days it's good.
But the PTs that i hve had told me the public is unaware of damaging their muscles.
Sometimes I wonder where the answer lies. Spomewhere in between?
Anyway....just take care of your hammies!!!
http://images.paraorkut.com/img/emoticons/images/h/ham-369.jpg





Michelle....very glad to hear the DH has another earlier appt. He must be relieved. Still sendinggood thoughts his way. Hope the meeting went well:hug:





Happy.....thanks for the BD wishes. I've been having probs getting on here on & off.
Still have that loadingproblem sometimes. Weird that it is only on this site.
Way too much advertisement !!! And I am sick & tired of seeingall the stuff I googled in the past alongside every website I go to.
Do advertisers really think If we keep seeing the picture, that we will buy it?
If we wanted to buy it we'd have done it when we googled it the first time!!
IDIOTS!!! Hope your snow is melting. Are you getting some of our milder weather??

MELODY525
03-07-2012, 09:18 AM
ANNIE....YOU SNEAKER INNER. thank you!
SENDING YOU LOVE RIGHT BACK :hug:

diyana
03-07-2012, 09:39 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MEL!!! Wishing you a day and year full of love, joy, good health and happiness!!

:bday2you: :bday2you: :bday2you: :bday2you: :bday2: :hb: :woo:

Laura705
03-07-2012, 10:39 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEL!!

Wishing you a happy day and a wonderful year to come!

ceejay52
03-07-2012, 11:44 AM
:woo: :balloons: happy birthday to you Miss Mel Hope you have many many more

Annie
Ouch for the dog bit. So sad to have to put her down though. I know you are very sad. :hug:

Michelle
That's great new for dh.

Laura and Shad :wave: Be back later.

Hotcupojava
03-07-2012, 12:22 PM
I climbed aboard to wish Melody a very happy happy birthday. My disorganization caused me to NOT get a card in the mail, so I'm hoping she'll see this and feel the love.

Hello to all you OTHER wonderful women that dwell here.

Happy Birthday Melody! May spring be in the air and a song in your heart.:bday2you::hb::woo::bunny2:

Shad
03-07-2012, 12:56 PM
Morning all,
Yes it is morning here - 01.08 to be precise and here I am surrounded by blokes. It's been a fast night so far. Hope it stays that way, it goes quickly when that happens. Yep Laura is right on with that statement

Mel - I hope you have a great birthday or should that be are having a great birthday and that the rain stays away and the snow goes somewhere else. Wouldn't it be so nice it the temp sort of stayed in the middle twenties ( 70-80F) for all of us for a while. It might get rid of some of the bugs we have had since Christmas and beyond.

Laura - muscle use (lactic acid) and muscle pulls are two completely different things. I can put up with the stiff and sore, but hate the feeling of not having full use of the limbs.

Michelle - good news on the DH's early appointment. Not long to go now to find out what the problem is. Keep your chin up!

Annie - sorry to hear about Bella but biting for no reason is not acceptable. It could well be the breed. And I endorse what the others have said. The baby is not safe with her around either. It could be an age related thing or just the temperament, this biting. Maybe if caught early, it could have been trained out but at this time she is probably too old for that. Remember the good times. I have had two dogs put down because of age, accident or disease and it is never easy. I am thinking of you chick.

Okay - well it is nearly three o'clock. Only 3 hours to go. Been quick tonight. But the reality is that there are problems in the store, and the guys will not put up with this in a hurry. It will get to the stage where they will go to the store and pick up the parts but won't try to find it in the system as it is all too hard - and I agree with them - it is hard right now.

Anyway, I had better go and get some more victims. I'll be back later no doubt

happy2bme
03-07-2012, 01:04 PM
Good morning everyone,

:celebrate::bday2you::celebrate: First off, Happy Birthday Mel - hope you are having a good day today. Congrats on your weight loss - heckofa way to get it off - don't recommend your plan but I'm sure you are feeling lighter than air and it's a good thing. :crossed: that you can beat away those 2 remaining pounds. Yes, since 3FC went corporate we seem to have more issues - shows you how the corporate world effs up perfectly working stuff :rofl: I think the adverts create alot of access problems here and I too am disturbed and tired of seeing advertisements pop up all over the place for things I looked at sometimes weeks ago. Like big brother following me around and yes, I too will not buy something based on Internet Ads. :rolleyes: Is Ritchie making something special for dinner? Since he makes alot of Spanish stuff, does he have to cut back on the spices for you? Hope you have a yummy dinner.

Annie - sending good thoughts your way :hug: Hope the day is a little easier today. You ARE making the right decision, difficult as it can be. I understand about the pets but I'm sure something will sneak into your heart to sit beside Lil Monkey one day. DH finally admitted that he didn't want to work at the Humane Society because he knew I wanted to be petless and if I didn't bring something home, he would.

Laura - I myself have never been impressed with Sports Authority. Maybe if you want shoes or a limited stock of clothing. Amazon dot com has some options for the foam roller. I always thought of that more as a PT type of thing, rather than an exercise tool. I think we looked at it up by you (when DH was going to therapy) and we couldn't find anything nearby and after he gave it some thought, opted not to get it online. As I said, he tried the cheap route with a swimming pool noodle but it isn't as wide or as dense as it needs to be. If you need to get your heart rate up, come on over and I'll let you shovel some snow. Especially if you have to lift it up and over the deck to get rid of it :lol: I came in a few times to check my blood pressure and pulse, just to make sure nothing was out of sync. That's darn good cardio AND strength training. But I'm sure you are happy to keep your milder weather.

Michelle - hope you are feeling better. DH is right, you have to be healthy to help him through his procedure so please take the time you need to rest, things can wait. I hope your sister will be ok and this is not the symptoms of trouble down the road for her. That's good that you are thinking of meeting with the writers. I have to say, I wanted to write too and I am not having your busy schedule and I STILL haven't found the time to write or do crafts. Of course if I took a break off the computer I think I'd find lots of time. :lol: Still need to get a routine down for taking care of the house so that I spend a intense but productive hour and a half a day to keep things neat and tidy. Of course I also need to work on DH who has a tendency to drop things all over the place. Anyway as I run this thought over to the next state ( :dizzy: ) what I was trying to say is that with everything you have going on, I guess you have to make a regular appointment to get some writing in. And if you are like me, I get more creative on a random basis rather than saying that from 8 to 9:30 on Thursdays I'm going to sit down and write. :lol: Maybe you need to get a voice recorder and talk into it on your commute and then use your "writing appointment" to transcribe it. I find I did alot of "talking " on my daily commute - would be nice to hear something besides blue curses :rofl:

Ceejay - I'm glad to hear that you are able to talk to some of the people at work and express some of your concerns. Hope things work out. Sounds like your sister has a nice place up in MO. One of the nice things about being where we are right outside of town is that there might be some opportunities for work if we needed them. Certainly not as much as in the big city but it is something to think about when deciding just how remote you want to go.

Shad - thought you were working in a mining operation - what's this about stores? Reminds me of a VERY OLD (almost before my time) song by Tennessee Ernie Ford called 16 Tons:

You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

:lol: I only know the chorus to that song and now it will be playing in my head all day long :rofl: I'm glad all is right with the new baby so I guess plans will be made. Get yourself prepared because baby raising today is WAYYYYYY different that what you were used to :^: You may find yourself at odds with the new parents ideas. Ewwww on the snake killing. But I guess it's like it is here - things are a bit different than what you'd think and you have to accept their ways.

Spring is trying to get a toe hold on the Northwoods here. Yesterday was a gloriously sunny day - I opened all the shades and let the sun shine in. DH was outside all day - came in several times and talked about how wonderful it was outside. I did go out on the deck for about 10 minutes. With still over a foot of snow outside, it was cool enough that I'd not call it "beautiful" out. Low 40's yesterday - getting up to 50 degrees on the weekend. Now I will enjoy that. Today is gloomy and rainy. The mist in the air hitting the frozen snow is making for some pretty dense fog out there. Glad I don't have to go out in it. If you step outside and close your eyes you can pretend you are standing next to a mountain stream - the sound of dripping water run off is that strong. Good thing we have very sandy, absorbant soil although it's going to get to the teens at night (warm days, cool nights up this way) and things will no doubt be an ice rink tomorrow. I finally made a doctor's appointment for tomorrow for a check up. I need to change my blood pressure meds - this one is known to produce a dry, hacking cough which is terribly annoying and wakes me up at least once a night. Allergy meds don't do any good because it's not allergies making the schmutz in my throat. Anyway I'm sure I will get a lecture about my weight :nono: , I hope my cholesterol is not too bad considering our change in menu since moving up here and I'm sure I will be told that if I want to get off the acid reflux and blood pressure meds I must lose at least 25 percent of my current weight. So let that be motivation :^: I say we eat a bit differently because we cannot grill like we used to in this weather. We eat more cold weather casserole type foods although last night was baked chicken, a stir fry of bell peppers, onions and potatoes with a mixed green salad. Anyway, I need to find something for lunch and then get busy on some sort and unpack items.

Hope you all have a good day...

happy2bme
03-07-2012, 03:59 PM
OMG :yikes: Check this out -

Spiders blanket farm to avoid flooding (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/thousands-spiders-blanket-australian-farm-escaping-flood-165958059.html)

Shad - there are so many things in your country that would freak me out :lol:

P.S. Wolf Spiders are ugly :spid: but at least they are feasting on the mossies

Laura705
03-07-2012, 04:16 PM
Mel - Congrats on the weight loss!! Enjoy your b-day dinner! :hb:

Shad - Glad your night is going quickly!

Happy - By stores, I believe Shad is referring to the warehouse (maybe for equipment parts?), and it sounds like the inventory in the system is not working right. Not very helpful when the system says 25 doohickeys should be in aisle 22, bay 12, shelf 3 and an actual visit to that spot shows no doohickeys, or only 5 of them instead of 25! As for the foam rollers, they seem to be more mainstream now, but more for athletes than the exerciser. There are all sorts out there, but I've learned through my internet browsing that the most common type is the 36" long 6" round size, with the high density variety said to hold up the best to regular use. I'll go with that. If Sports Authority doesn't have any (my coupon's good for this weekend), then I'll go online. I agree snow shoveling is a great cardio workout, but I prefer to have milder weather and find another way to get my heart rate up!

I hope your doc has a good alternative to your current bp med. Yeh, and I can sympathize with the expected lecture about one's weight. I was hoping to go into my annual physical on Friday a few pounds lighter, but this week is not turning out to be a good eating week. Add to the fact that I'm having lunch w/ bf and his mother right before my appointment, and I'll be lucky if the scale shows even the same weight as my last visit! Note to self: Wear lightweigh clothes. :D My intentions to be better about grocery shopping (and therefore meal planning) have faded at the moment, so I'm left with the crap shoot that is bf's grocery shopping habits. His idea of shopping is taking a number at the deli, picking up a package of Italian sausage, perhaps a jar of pepperoncini. :rolleyes: Re grilling - Is it even safe to grill in your critter-filled area?? I can just see them sniffing away in the woods and their noses leading them to your deck! :lol:
==
Nothing much to report. Tonight's Pilates. I registered for the next session's Pilates classes. For whatever reason, they split the Pilates classes into 2-6-week sections this session, so this is a good time to see how I like doing two classes per week. If i don't like it, I can go back to once per week during the 2nd section.

Shad
03-07-2012, 05:17 PM
Laura gets the gold star for definition of THE STORE

MELODY525
03-07-2012, 06:19 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES!!!
EVEN THE JAVA TURTLE IS HERE! :encore:

WE JUST HAD EARLY DINNER TOGETHER.
MY CHOICE WAS HEROES & SALADS & CRUMB CAKE.
DELISH. :hun:

DROPPING IN TO SAY I WILL BE GOING TO THE SUPERMARKET IN THE MORNING.

MOTHER HUBBARD'S CUPBOARDS ARE BARE!!

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!!

AND YES....THE PHONE IS RINGING AND NOT ALL OF THEM WERE HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES:rofl:
THE DRAMA BEGINS:rofl:


Oops gotta go...................be back tomorrow afternoon for personals.

Laura705
03-07-2012, 06:58 PM
OMG, all those spiders! :eek:

Shad, thanks for my gold star!

Mel - Sounds like a nice b-day dinner. Enjoy your shopping trip tomorrow! Hey, missy, NO DRAMA ALLOWED!!! :nono:

happy2bme
03-07-2012, 07:49 PM
Oh Mellie - :carrot: :dance: :cb: if you're going to the store - my version, not Shad's (although thank you for the clarification Laura) - it must mean that you have gotten to a good "feeling better" level - at least enough to get outside. Hope you have a purse full of cash with empty cupboards and a big itch to get out :rofl: but hey, it's your birthday, make it last as long as you can. :D AND STAY AWAY FROM THAT PHONE !!!!!!

Laura - we'll see what you think but I was happier with the Pilates classes twice a week. Felt I got more out of it.

I'm so excited. I decided I could not wait until next month and I have the cash put aside so tomorrow after I get hollered at by the doctor, I am going for a spa day. Cut, style, full color and highlights, eyebrow wax (boy do I need it), and a pedicure. I will apologize profusely for looking like a cavewoman and tip her well. I had a hard time deciding between two salons, I hope I made a good choice. Not much in the way of reviews or info to go on. My cousin's wife is not a girly person, she has short hair and I'm thinking her beauty shop is something I'd go to for a trim but not what I'm looking to have done. Problem is, I'll be all ugly again by the time my birthday rolls around so DH will just have to treat me again :queen: :rofl: It will feel nice to look halfway decent again. I am still trying to get used to the jeans and t-shirt, no makeup, hair pulled back lifestyle. Tomorrow we are supposed to get a bit of a short cold snap and then it's supposed to get into the low 50 degree temps for the weekend. Can't wait to breathe some warmer fresh air. :D :sunny:

Timer just went off - batter fried cod baked in the oven, home made cole slaw and carrots for me, corn for DH, washed down with a Coca Cola. Guess it's a C-night for us :lol: Bye for now...

diyana
03-08-2012, 10:03 AM
Hi ladies,
my work has blocked 3FC today....and its hard to post on my phone. John was up all night coughing, though the steroidsare making breathing a little easier...he's still not doing well, but his condition isn't as scary or dire as it waas on Monday. I'm getting nervous about the surgery, but I know its necessary...andi know we have the best surgeon in the state. Im trying to remain positiv that well have answers and an effective treatment soon.

I will try and post more later.

Much love,

diyana
03-08-2012, 10:04 AM
Hi ladies,
my work has blocked 3FC today....and its hard to post on my phone. John was up all night coughing, though the steroidsare making breathing a little easier...he's still not doing well, but his condition isn't as scary or dire as it waas on Monday. I'm getting nervous about the surgery, but I know its necessary...andi know we have the best surgeon in the state. Im trying to remain positiv that well have answers and an effective treatment soon.

I will try and post more later.

Much love,

annie175
03-08-2012, 10:39 AM
Mornin all.......

I am having a very hard time with chosing Bella's death date. It just doesn't seem right. I found the place to take her, now make the appointment. Struggling hard here...

Peyton Manning leaves Indy...bah bye....funny after that was announced the gas prices went up...now that is crazy. EVERYTHING affects the gas prices....lol

HAPPY...The spiders are gross and nasty...and spiders do not bother me, but that made my tummy turn sideways. Good for you on the spa day...it is so much fun to go and indulge yourself...I find it hard to relax til my time is almost up as my mind runs rampid.

SHADDIE...you and all the other girls are so right on the whole issue with Bella..but you know I am the most emotional worldlie girl here. I am having such a time dealing with it.

CHELLE...so glad DH is getting in a bit earlier. Like next week...let's get him on the mending trail and fast. You take good care of you...

MELLIE...phones and TJs...you are pushing it a bit sister...you slow down and I mean it. Glad your birthday dinner was delish...

CEEJAY...Glad things are a bit better at work and you need to take care of YOU first!

LAURA...we are having about the same weather that you are only a bit warmer...next week is supposed to be 60s and 70s...time to break out the grill...YUM....

Hope everyone has a marvelous day/night...

Loves and hugs

ceejay52
03-08-2012, 12:30 PM
Annie
Can fully understand about the stress you are going through now.


Not really in a talkative mood this morning.
We had a couple of thunder boomers this morning. With more on their way.

diyana
03-08-2012, 01:27 PM
Annie - Are there any Jack Russell rescue organizations in your area that would take Hella B.? They may be able to rehabilitate her biting behavior.

ceejay52
03-08-2012, 02:54 PM
Annie
I'm still struggling with the thought of putting Bella down too. For one I'm thinking she's a bit jealous and this is her way of wanting attention .After all she's is contending with the new baby and a new man in your life! I understand your concerns though.

Laura705
03-08-2012, 03:04 PM
Afternoon all.

Happy - Enjoy your spa session - sounds wonderful. :) How was the c-night?

Michelle - Glad dh's condition doesn't seem as bad as earlier in the week. I will be keeping you two in my thoughts that the surgery goes smoothly and successfully. :hug:

Annie - That is such a difficult decision to make. I like Michelle's suggestion. That might be an option to consider. :hug:

Ceejay - Good point re the jealousy.

Hellos to Shad and Mary. :wave:
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Today's my Friday since I'm taking tomorrow off!! Boss is leaving around 1-ish for the day, so the afternoon will be quiet.

Just three days since my last weigh-in, the scale jumped 3 lousy pounds! Some must be water retention! Not that I've been eating what I should. Today I'm trying to eat the minimum up til my doc appt tomorrow afternoon. I had a McD's fruit & yogurt parfait for brekky (no cereal, since I was running late this morning). Snack was an apple. I had some filling soup for lunch - pasta fagioli. Hope I can get through the rest of the day!

Tonight's my hair appointment, touch-up only. Tomorrow's an exercise class, lunch with bf and his mom, and my physical. May not pop in here until later tomorrow. Everyone have a good Thursday/Friday.

MELODY525
03-08-2012, 06:22 PM
I JUST READ A FEW POSTS AND ALREADY FORGOT WHAT WAS SAID.
JUST A BIT TIRED RIGHT NOW.

BEEN A BUSY DAY. JEN & I WENT TO PATHMARK.
GOT GROCERIES IN A STORE THEY ARE STILL RENNOVATING!!
DUST & DIRT EVERYWHERE. WASN'T A GOOD CHOICE FOR ME.
BUT THE CUPBOARDS ARE PARTLY FILLED.

NOW THEY TELL ME TJ'S IS CANCELLED FOR NEXT WEEK AND WE ARE ONLY GOING ONCE A MONTH AGAIN:cry:
JEN & RICHIE OFFERED TO GO FOR ME BUT I REALLY WANTED TO PICK OUT MY OWN STUFF. :tantrum:

GOT A LETTER FROM THE GOVT OFFICE...THEY RESCHEDULED ME LIKE I WANTED BUT FOR A WALK-IN MEETING....NOT A PHONE EVALUATIOn. WTF!!
DO THESE PEOPLE LISTEN TO THE ANS. MACHINE?!?!? LORD HELP ME HERE.
NOW I HAVE TO CALL AND LEAVE ANOTHER MESSAGE.

WE ALSO HAVE A STATE INSPECTION SCHEDULED ON THE 16TH . DAMNATION!! THE TENANTS ARE HAVING 3 KINDS OF HISSY FITS.
I SAID BETTER NOW THAN IN DECEMBER ON THE HOLIDAYS.

GOT MY OFFICE STUFF SORTED OUT AND TOSSED THE REST.
JUST JUNK COMMUNICATIONS.
TIME FOR A REST & SOME TV.
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT :cloud9:



ANNIE....SORRY YOU'RE GOING THRU SO MUCH.
SENDING A HUG AND LOTS OF LOVE YOUR WAY. :hug:



HAPPY........HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THE SPA DAY!!
RELAX AND ENJOY NO MATTER WHAT MISTAKES THEY CAN MAKE.
HAIR ALWAYS FGROWS BACK AS I ALWAYS TELL JEN!!:rofl:




MICHELLE.....HOPE DH CONTINUES TO IMPROVE.
WOULD BE NICE IF NOTHING NEEDED TO BE DONE. HANG IN THEIR!!!



CEEJAY....HOPE YOU'RE FEELING MORE LIKE YOURSELF.
TAKING THIS WEEKEND FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH IS THE BEST THING YOU'VE DONE!!! JUST FIND A GOOD BOOK OR MOVIE AND RELAX:beach:



LAURA....YOU'RE GING TO BE A BUSY WOMAN!!!
GOOD LUCK WITH THE DR APPT. I LOVE MECKEY D'S PARFAITS!!:hun:
I THOUGHT OF YOU TODAY WHILE I WAS OUTSIDE RIDING AROUND.
JOHN STOPPED BY FOR A VISIT AND WE WENT OUT FOR A SHORT "WALK". :scooter:




SHAD....HOPE THE WORTK IS GING OK AND YOU GET SOME REST ALONG THE WAY.
I SAW THE SPIDER WEB PROBLEMS ON THE AOL INTERNET TOO.
YUCK. THEY SAID THEY WERE IN MELBOURNE ALSO. SCARY STUFF. ONE FIELD WAS ABSOLUTELY COVERED!!! GET SOME SHUT EYE MY FRIEND OVER THE WEEKEND.:hug:

annie175
03-08-2012, 11:31 PM
I have cried about several things today...I can hardly take life right now..even tho I am happy...too hard to comprehend. Lord give me the strength I need to get thru the complicated and bless me with the knowledge to realize the choices are the right ones...

ceejay52
03-09-2012, 02:23 AM
Afternoon everyone

It's rained all day here. I'm glad I cancelled my trip to Branson. They are having some winter weather up there. Porbably will not amount to much but I wouldn't want to drive in those there hills with all that going on.

Went to eat pizza today with some friends. Pickd up some refills and later on this afternoon picked up my pay check.

Still have done what I wanted to do. I can't find the brackets.

---------
Happy
Did you enjoy your day?

Laura
I love those quiet day's at work. Today seems like Friday to me for some reason. Hope your doctor's appointment goes well. I'm planning on one next week with my doc for lab work.

Mel
Our local supermarket has been under renovation as well. They are almost done though. The tile and laminated flooring has been installed. It looks good. Guess these rising gas prices are affecting TJ runs as well.

MELODY525
03-09-2012, 08:36 AM
http://i604.photobucket.com/albums/tt122/pmbfisher/weekend/its_friday1.gif


MPRNING CHICKS:cofdate:

TODAY IS GPOING TO BE THE BEGINNING OF A 3 DAY WEEKEND FOR ME.
TOO MUCH DUST IN MY LUNGS FROM THE STORE RENNO.
I WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE LAST NIGHT.....AND AWAKENING.
HAD TO USE THE DREADED INHALER.
BUT MY MIND IS FEELING MUCH BETTER HAVING BEEN OUTSIDE:dancer:
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HEAD!!:encore:
WHILE JOHN WAS HERE YESTERDAY,WE GOT STUFF READY FOR THE INSPECTION.
THEY ALL HAVE THEIR WORK CUT OUT FOR THEM NEXT WEEK.
HE HAS BEEN A BIG HELP TO MY BOSS AND HOPE IT'S APPRECIATED.
WHEN I LOOKED IN THE FREEZER LAST NIGHT I SAW A LOT OF BAD CHOICES.
THINGS WITH TOO MUCH SALT. TOLD JEN TO COME GET THEM TODAY.
SHE AND RICHIE WILL GET ME DIFFERENT STUFF OR
I WILL GO NEXT TUES TO A CLEAN STORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OFF TO BEGIN MY MELIDAY:moped: :beach:





ANNIE.....DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
YOU ARE THE ONE IN THIS SITUATION.
I CANNOT IMAGINE YOU MAKING BAD CHOICES.
STAY STRONG AND KNOW WE LOVE YOU.
I KNOW THIS IS NOT AN EASY THING & I HAVE BEEN THERE MYSELF.
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO.
SENDING HUGS YOUR WAY:hug: :hug: LOVEYA SISTA!




CEEJAY....WE HAD PIZZA TOO....BUT THE FROZEN KIND. :hun:
GLAD YOU STAYED HOME TOO AND MISSED THE WINTER WEATHER.
WHO NEEDS THAT CRAP TO DRIVE IN RIGHT NOW.:nono:
WE NEED TO BE THINKING OF SPRING!!!!
HERE'S SOMETHING TO WRAP YOUR HEAD AROUND OVER THE WEEKEND.............BLUE SKIES & FLOWERS

https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRdXliFf7DgGm0R5MHbBwiQ1e2h-DTRI3ao7WGdX26z5UfzX-Ky

Shad
03-09-2012, 09:23 AM
Evening all. Nearly midnight already. Time is passing on this last day of night shift. Was totally had it this morning. Just completely wiped out. Must have got back to the motel on auto pilot. However don't feel too bad tonight. Will admit to be tired but nowhere near as much as yesterday - although the night is not yet finished. I have two days off after this. Yahooo. We are supposed to have some sort of solar shower tonight but nothing happening out there last time I looked.

Annie - Bella is your dog. If you don't want her put down, then say so. No-one can force you to have it done. Just go over the options carefully and make a decision based on the facts not the emotions. Taking a life is never going to be easy.

Mel - Seems like you might have to wear a mask outside the house. There is plenty of gunk in the air - plenty over here too. Our parrots were feasting on the grass seeds this morning. They seem to congregrate there most morings. There were even a few there tonight, however there are much more in the morning. I keep trying to get a decent photo of them on the ground but mostly it ends up looking like a number of white blobs on the grass.

Michelle - hope there is improvement in the household soon. Must be very wearying for DH and very worrying for you.

Ceejay - I hate driving in the snow and ice. I am no longer used to it and there would be some bad accidents around here if it ever happened.

Laura - have a good day off tomorrow. Enjoy

Better go and see if anyone wants some help. Otherwise it is back to the book and the computer and the family tree.

ceejay52
03-09-2012, 10:35 AM
Shad
Hang in there, night shift can be a bummer sometimes. I've heard that the northern light show will take place up around Happy and Michelle. Wish I were there. I've always wanted to see that.

Annie
Shad once again has given good advice about HB. :hugs:

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The sun is shining this morning but it is colder than last week.

I've been noticing that my jeans were a bit baggy the last couple of day so this morning I've tried on the 16's and they fit perfectly. Yesterday's weigh didn't show much of a loss but I can feel the inches gone.

I've been needing some structure in the food area and chose to go back on the Meta-slim diet from Metabolic Research that I did years ago. It's basically a low glycemic diet.

Have a good day.

I am going to Jonesboro to visit with my bff today. Will come back tomorrow.

ceejay52
03-09-2012, 10:37 AM
Mel
I love the daisies.

Shad
03-09-2012, 12:06 PM
Good news about the jeans Ceejay. Keep it up.

diyana
03-09-2012, 01:25 PM
Hi everyone -

I have so much work to get done since I'm off on Monday for DH's surgery and next week is kind of up in the air. And I'm having a really difficult time focusing and staying on task. I'm still worried and stressed about John. I know the risks of complications are very remote. I just feel so bad for him that he'll be in all that pain (it is a painful recovery).

Anyway...enough about that. I've got to meet with a website client after work, then work this evening. I'm taking the dogs to the groomers tomorrow and delivering two computers that DH repaired for friends (before his health got much worse). I was invited to a party tomorrow...but I'm going to skip it...even though there are people I'd love to see...I just can't enjoy myself much...nor would I be good company as my thoughts are on John. Plus, I don't want to leave him alone for that long. Sunday, he and I will be doing all the necessary pre-surgery things.

I haven't heard back from my sister regarding her kidney doctor appointment yesterday. I'll give her a call later today.

*********************
Annie - Shad has offered some excellent advice about Hella B. If you're mostly concerned with her biting the baby, you could put a muzzle on her. I've seen many dogs at the dog parks with soft leather muzzles on. Sending you lots of hugs as you struggle with life's challenges. I know you will make the decisions that are best for you and your family. Count your blessings and take happiness in that. :hug: :hug: :hug:

Ceejay - Congrats on the Size 16s!! That's EXCELLENT! I look forward to the day when I get in size 16s!!

Mellie - I'm going back and reading your posts. That's awful that Jen fell the other night. I'm glad you're able to take the phone back, but please don't overwork yourself, okay? I know you need the money...just remember your health has to come first. :hug: Congrats on the weight loss!! Laura is the exercise :queen: and you and Ceejay are rockin' the weight and inches lost!! I'm glad you were able to get some groceries, and I understand about your wanting to pick out stuff for yourself. That's awful that all the dust from the renovation got in your lungs. I HATE THAT!! :tantrum: I hope the inhaler helps it clear out soon. Bummer that TJ's is just once a month now. :( That sucks that the govt wants you to come in for an in person meeting. Idiots.

Shad - I'm sorry the implementation has had it's challenges and discrepancies between the "stores" and the system. As for the snake in the training room...I'm okay with most non-poisonous snakes. But you've got so many nasty venomous ones in Australia that I don't think I'd take the time to do a proper identification and would probably react the same way the bloke did. I'm so glad all is well with the grandchild! Also, I can't remember if I wished DS a Happy Birthday, and your niece a happy anniversary...if not, then happy belated wishes! My head has been fairly scattered and trying to keep my thoughts organized is truly like herding a couple hundred cats - in other words next to impossible.

Laura - I hope you're having a wonderful day off! Did you end up getting the foam roller? That's excellent that you're already seeing good results from Pilates!!

Happy - I hope you enjoy the warm weather this weekend! :) How did the doctor appointment and spa day go?

I've got to sign off and finish up some work.

Much love and many hugs,

happy2bme
03-09-2012, 01:32 PM
Good morning girls and ... girls :)

Yesterday was a good day. The spa day was wonderful. Out with the auburn red tones, in with the lighter brown / blonde highlights of springtime. Furry eyebrows cleaned up, toes nicely polished. The people at the salon are SOOOOO nice. Just a little homey place and the prices were definitely less than what I am used to paying so maybe I can afford to do this more than twice a year.

The new doctor was nice too. She did not lecture me - the fact that I said I know I need to lose weight might have been enough. As far as the BP meds go, she said that the one I was on is advised because it does not stress the kidneys like many others. Because I am pre-diabetic (although my numbers have gone down since we moved here), they want to be careful in what meds I take. Since I was on such a low dose and with the coughing issue, she said I could quit the medicine for a month provided I closely monitor my BP and call if I see it rising. I come back in a month for a follow up exam and they will check my bp machine against theirs. She gave me a tetnus and whooping cough vaccine since they say that's on the rise. I figured the tetnus was ok since being in the woods, the likelyhood of getting a scratch or something was greater than a city kid. I turned down the suggestion of a Hepatitis A vaccine since I have no plans to travel to Mexico ever and went to Toronto Canada once so I am done with my international travelling :lol: although we within a reasonable drive to Canada from here so I can't say I'll never go there again. The northern lights were supposed to be active yesterday. The snow and clouds cleared by 9pm so I keep peeking outside scanning the skies. It was cold and very windy out - very very bright full moon too. Didn't see anything in the north up to 1:30am when I finally decided to pack it in. :( Next time maybe...

Finally I decided that it was high time I start driving again. I have no sense of direction and it takes me a long time to get familiar with things and I am easily confused. So I spent my time in the passenger seat getting familiar with the area. Although we have snow, it's only the road leading from our house to the main road that is snow covered. The do an excellent job of keeping the main roads clean here. I have to admit it was nice to be independent again - there are a couple of stores in town I am eager to go browsing in without DH pestering me to go :rofl:

Ceejay - congrats on the skinny jeans fitting you well! :cp: It's a great motivator, particularly since jeans fit more snugly than dress pants. As for the diet, I think we all have a tendency to fall back to whatever plan works best for us - you know what works for you so go for it! I admit I am a bit jealous of your thunderstorms. We had a slight chance of them the other day and I was hoping :crossed: but all we got was rain. My sister said the south gets the best sounding thunderstorms :rofl: And speaking of the south, there is nothing like southern peaches. I picked up a few at the store yesterday - they looked and smelled wonderfully and were from Chile. Cut one open today and it was grainy. Nothing like a Georgia peach to satisfy :D Have a good lunch with your friend.

Shad - sounds like the nightshift is very boring. Are you just supporting the implementation with nothing to do but wait for a phone call? Funny how sometimes we long for extra free time but when we get it, we can't utilize it doing the things we'd like to. I hope the parrots decide to co-operate for a good picture - I would love to see that.

Mel - I think the girls are spot on with the mask advice. Especially right now when you are still in a more delicate position. No sense making things worse. Bummer that you had to give away your food but it's going to a good cause :) I find that this time of year it's hard to find the good for you stuff that is healthy and we sometimes jones over stuff that sounds good at the moment and then a few days later *smack on the head* why did we get this? Maybe it's all tied into that spring itch we are feeling. Sounds like the office is trying to suck you into the muck - slam the door, hang out the sign and put your head phones on loud. I hope you can get your appointment rescheduled for a phone interview. Forgot to listen and or care as my friend would say :rolleyes:

Annie - I know exactly how you feel. We still feel guilty about Boo even though we know we made the right decision. With Bella's unpredicatability, if I were Sissy quite frankly, I would not want the dog anywhere near the baby. For some of us, it is not easy to make the decision to end a life, even if it's a bug's life. But only you can decide what is acceptable to you. The longer you think about it, the harder it will be. If Curtis offered to help you out, I'd take his help. :hug:

Laura - I had to laugh at BF's idea of dinner, kinda like mine - open a can of Campbells salt soup and pair with a salt sandwich of processed deli meat :rofl: Hope you are enjoying your day off - looks like you are getting an early spring out your way and having some nice weather. I hope you were able to drop the extra temp pounds by your doctor's appointment. Just don't try to eat the minimum - that seems to make the body hang on to every calorie!

Michelle - bet you can't wait until this weekend is over. I'm sure you are concerned about DH's biopsy but at least he will be in the hospital where they can monitor him closely. Hope you both have a quiet weekend. :hug:

I need to get off the computer and get busy around here. Enjoy the weekend ladies.

annie175
03-09-2012, 04:27 PM
You women are so wonderful and offer so much needed advice that is so accurate....I am getting there...it is just as a death of a loved one...it is more about me and my selfishness in letting go than doing the right thing. It is no longer about me...I am sorry if I am taking too much time posting about this. If I could wish ANYTHING for anyone, it would be...not to be emotional....I hate being like this....DO NOT HAVE A GEMINI BABY...lol I don't know any thing else to attribute it to...haha

Babysitting Saturday eve with lil monkey man...he is such a happy lil soul. He lights up my life.... I phoned sissy today and I could hear him in the background just laughing and cooing...I asked what he was doing and she said he was watching some educational, animated kids show about the alphabet. haha

HAPPY...so glad you spa day turned out so well and the prices were decent. Sometimes the small town prices are worth the move....Good for you for getting out there and driving...the longer you wait the less likely you will be to attempt it and face it...you need to drive to keep a bit of your independence.

CHELLE....Hope John feels better daily. Keep in good spirits and stay positive. Momma went through a lung thing several years ago...had to stay on two types of antibiotics for 8 mos to get rid of it...forget what it was, but she recovered nicely. Sweet prayers and hugs to you and John....

SHADDIE..would you write the d*man book already..you have so many pix and words of advice, it is unreal. You make so much sense, you scare me. lol

CEEJAY...Here is to having fun in Jonesboro with the BFF....hope you did something fun.

MELLIE...slow down and back up the truck...do NOT get to many irons in the fire before you are totally 100%. No repeats of the bad stuff.

LAURA...hope you are having a wonderful Friday!!

Gotta post and get busy...

Love and Hugs.

Shad
03-10-2012, 01:59 AM
Not much to write about today. Slept long into the afternoon. No more nightshift.

Thought I would attach these photos since I have been talking about these darned birds for so long. And also a green tree frog that took refuge in the classroom out of the rain the other night.

Going up to the gemfields tomorrow. Let you know what I find up there tomorrow night.

MELODY525
03-10-2012, 09:44 AM
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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE.
I SEE SHAD HAS ALREADY STARTED......
WE'RE HAVING ALARM EVENTS....BEGAN LAST NIGHT.
HARDLY ANYONE FELL WHEN JEN HAD THE PHONE.
GUESS THEY WAITED TILL I CAME BACK:faint:
EVERY TIME THE COPS COME...."WHERE'S JENNIFER?" :rofl:

RESTED YESTERDAY AND CHATTED WITH JEN.
SHE CAME FOR A VISIT AND WE SORTED THRU PAPERS.
NOTHING NEW HERE TO REPORT.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GOOD DAY.:moped:





SHAD......HOPE YOU ARE GETTING SOME MORE GOOD SLEEP.
NIGHT SHIFTS STINK!!
GLAD TO HEAR YOUR CAR KNOWS IT'S WAY HOME!!!!:scooter:
I WAS WONDERING IF YOU WOULD SEE THE SHOWER
OR MAYBE SOME SOUTHERN LIGHT SPECTACULAR.
AS FOR ME...IT WAS THE CRAPPY AIR AT THE STORE WITH SAWING, SANDING, DRILLING ETC.
I SHOULD HAVE LEFT THE MIONUTE I SMELLED IT:faint:
DID YOU GET RICH AT THE GEM FIELD?????




CEEJAY....BAGGY PANTS!! CONGRATULATIONS ON THE INCHES LOST.:cheer3:
GOOD LUCK WITH THE META-SLIM.
YOU DID WELL ON THAT LAST TIME RIGHT?
HOPE YOU'RE FEELING MORE LIKE YOUR OLD SELF:hug:





MICHELLE....SEEMS LIKE WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS FOR ALL OF US.
HOPE THE DR APPT FOR THE SISTER WENT OK.
I CAN IMAGINE HOW YOU ARE FEELING ABOUT DH TOO.
LOTS OF WORRYING & ANXIETY THRE FOR SURE.:hug:
STAY STRONG AND JUST WAIT IT OUT. MIRACLES DO HAPPEN.:wizard:





ANNIE LOVE......ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER.
SING THAT TUNE AND GET THRU THE TOUGH SPOTS.
SENDING YOU LOVE AND HUGS:hug:
HOPE THEY HELP :love:
YOU CAN NEVER POST TOO MUCH ABOUT SOMETHING.
THESE ARE OUR FEELINGS AND WE NEED TO SHARE.
MY ILLNESSES TOOK ABOUT 3 MONTHS TOTAL LAST & THIS YEAR....
SO YOU DIDN'T EVEN CATCH UP TO ME YET!!:rofl: :rofl: POST AWAY!!!!





HAPPY.......WOW YOUR WEEKEND IS OFF TO A GREAT START.
GOOD SPA DAY AND GOOD DOCTOR!!:hug:
SO GLAD TO HEAR THAT & IT MAKES "SETTLING IN" THAT MUCH EASIER.
I AM SO HAPPY TO HEAR YOU ARE GOING TO DRIVE AROUND AND
GET THE LAY OF THE LAND SO TO SPEAK. GOOD JOB!!!!
THERE IS A MOOSE ON ONE OF MY SCRABBLE TILES ON MY INTERNET GAME.
WHEN I SAW HIM I THOUGHT OF YOU!!:lol3: :lol3:
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LAURA.....YOU MUST BE OUT THERE ENJOYING YOUR DAY OFF!!
HOPE THE WEEKEND IS A RESTFUL ONE. DESTRESS:beach:

Laura705
03-10-2012, 09:49 AM
Morning all. Another sunny day here! Yesterday was chilly, but clear and sunny. It helped to know that mild temps are coming. :)

Mel - Sorry the visit to grocery store wasn't good for your lungs. You'll definitely have to be careful about where you go until you're 100%. I had to use my inhaler yesterday - I think it was all the windy weather this week blowing everything around that my lungs didn't like. It stinks that the TJ's trips will only be monthly - what's with that?? How wise of you to pass off the unwise grocery choices - I'm not that strong of a person, LOL. Nice that John was around to help out - the office sure needs it!! Love that pic of the daisies/blue sky!!!

Shad - I bet you're glad the night shift is over for you! I didn't see any photos - did you have trouble attaching them??

Annie - Don't be so hard on yourself. I can only imagine the difficulty of making a decision to put down a pet that wasn't very sick. I'm glad Curtis is there to help you with this, whatever you decide. Enjoy your time w/ the little guy. :)

Happy - I'm glad your spa day was nice and that you're happy with the way your hair came out. Glad the doc appt went well for you too - so the doc is a keeper? Bf also got the tetanus and whooping cough shots at his physical last month, but my doc didn't bring it up yesterday and bf hadn't brought it up until after my appt, so I couldn't bring it up with her myself. I'm glad you're getting back to driving yourself - especially in an area like you're in (rural, little public transportation), it's important. Plus you get to go off by yourself and enjoy some alone time. :)

Michelle - Can't blame you for not being focused at work when you're so worried about and preoccupied with your dh's health. Hang in there!!! I hope you get some comfort from the fact that you have an excellent doc on the case. Re the roller - the coupon I have for Sports Authority is for Sat. & Sun only, so I might head over this morning before my dentist appt.

Ceejay - Yay for fitting into the smaller jeans!! Whoo! Hope you enjoyed the visit with your friend.

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My day off was alright. I went to a Total Body Challenge class in the morning, which is "advanced". Went to it once before and I still hate it, lol. There's a lot of step cardio in this class and I just didn't like that part. I'd say it's the choreography I didn't like, but it's probably more the fact that I couldn't pick up the steps to my satisfaction that was really the issue, LOL. But it was a decent workout I guess. My passport card is done, so no more of those classes for the time being.

My calories on Thursday came in at 1250 (which is good for me), and I drank a lot of water and made a lot of bathroom trips! It paid off because Friday morning, the scale was down 5 pounds! I must have been retaining a LOT of water due to sodium. I think I'll try to track my food - like I should be doing anyway - so I can see my sodium intake and also be able to see how it affects my blood pressure.

My doc appt went well. The assistant who weighed me noticed my loss from the last visit (8 pounds lighter), but the doc didn't say anything, which is perfectly fine as long as I don't get a weight loss lecture! I really am about 5 pounds lighter these days, but weighing in the middle of the day with clothes on doesn't really count to me, LOL - I consider my own weigh-ins to be the "real" ones.

I thought my bp readings weren't all that great - out of the 84 readings I printed, I counted about 35 that had either the top or bottom number above 120 or 80, and that's almost 40%. But the doc didn't have a problem with it - they weren't crazy high or anything - usually just up a few points. I was relieved about that. She did, however, give me the lecture about watching my sodium. All my bloodwork came out good and apparently my ldl and hdl are very good, as well as triglycerides.

The doc suggested yoga for my poor sore hamstrings. I told her I occasionally try out a yoga video but haven't found the right one yet...she suggested classes. Turns out we're both on the same page about how classes work best of all for us in terms of accountability and the guidance a "live" instructor can provide. We'll see - there's only so much time, right??

Rest of the day was quiet. Bf's mum was under the weather and so bf & I were on our own for lunch and we went to a late lunch (bbq) after my doc appt and after the dog walk. A few errands were run and then we relaxed & watched tv all evening.

Today's the dentist and lunch afterward w/ a friend. I'm thinking I'll hold off on Sports Authority until later today or tomorrow and start some laundry now.

Tomorrow I have a wake to attend. A former co-worker who retired about 10 years ago and was still working for our dept a few hours per month in a consulting capacity passed away Thursday morning. She'd had heart surgery shortly after New Year's and had been in ICU for a long time. I don't even know if she ever left the hospital... very sad. I know she was enjoying her retirement.

Okay, I'm off to get the laundry going and have a cup of tea. :coffee2:

:cheers:

Laura705
03-10-2012, 09:53 AM
Hey Mel, I just missed you I guess! Isn't that funny that all's quiet on Jen's alarm duty, but not for you. Murphy's Law?? :dunno:

MELODY525
03-10-2012, 11:11 AM
LAURA.....SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE COWORKER. :hug:
YOU WILL BE A BUSY GAL THIS WEEKEND WITH LUNCH AND STUFF.
I WAS HAPPY TO HEAR THE DR APPT WENT SO WELL.
GOOD FOR YOU AND A BIG CONGRATULATIONS ON THE WEIGHTLOSS:cheer2:
MAYBE THIS WILL BE THE YEAR WE CHICKS CAN SHED A FEW LBS!!
I IMAGINE A LIVE TRAINER IS SO MUCH BETTER.
HAVE A FRIEND THAT WAS DOING SO WELL WITH HERS.
WHEN I WAS LOSING WEIGHT, I DID TAI CHI.
IT'S STRENUOUS IN A WEIRD WAY LIKE YOGA AND LOSES LBS!!
BUT I WAS A LOT MORE AGILE THEN!!! :lol3:
ENJOY YOUR LUNCH!!

happy2bme
03-10-2012, 12:38 PM
Good morning ladies,

Make the most of today because tomorrow we get shorted out an hour (for those in the daylight savings time zone). :D

Weather is warming up here :dance: supposed to be 50 today and even kissing the 60 degree mark next week. Of course we have over a foot of snow to melt so that means we move into mud season but I will be happy just to sit on the deck and soak up the sun and warm air. DH was looking over the yard with binoculars and we have lost a few tree limbs due to the recent heavy snow so there will be lots to pick up in the yard. He also did the taxes and it's a shame for as much money as we put out and lost on the TN house, we are only getting pretty much lunch money back :( Interesting how the government will tax you on the profits of your house when you sell but you are not allowed to deduct for capital losses :shrug: :no: I'm thinking we should fire up the grill for dinner tonight - I miss my grilled food although DH put it in my head for pizza so now I can't get my mind off that. Yesterday we went out for a burger at a local place and then took a long drive just to see what there was to see (trees and rivers and trees and rivers :lol: ) Maybe we will go out for another drive tomorrow. DH is looking for ATV paths and picturesque spots to stop at and snap a picture and have a picnic lunch. He can't wait to go out riding. And I have alot of housework to do today because he sprung the idea of going out for a burger yesterday and I really didn't get anything done here. ANd that's all the babbling I have to say :lol:

Mel - it figures that the alarms act up when they know Sheriff Mel is back on the job :rolleyes: That was funny with the squirrel massage - it's more like we are chasing them off the property. They are little buggers :lol: Interesting that Tai Chi helped you lose weight. I guess it's got to do with that muscle control thing. I hope the sun comes out to greet you - it just gives a nice little boost to how one feels.

Laura - I sort of agree that it's better to be in a class where they show you the right moves rather than trying to follow a tape. However, you need to get the right instructor who actually walks around and helps the students if they are off track. Not many like that. I had a personal trainer for a few months - it was pricey but I thought so worth it. Sorry to hear about your co-worker. Goes to show you how you need to let go of the little niggles and enjoy life because no one knows how long they really have on this earth.

Shad since you are such an early morning person, I can understand how night shift would get your totally screwed up. I'm glad for you that it's over. Didn't see the pictures you said you posted here but I did see them on Facebook - that's quite a bright green frog! Loved the roadside cockatoos also.

Guess I better get off this computer and get something done before the morning is totally lost. Love to the chicks - enjoy your weekend.

annie175
03-10-2012, 04:46 PM
Ok....this is Bella's last chance...Curtis seems to have her in control....he stood up to her...which took about 10 minutes...she finally conceded and shut up, went into her cage....Curtis has to be the alpha male and take control...he is willing to do so until it does not work anymore....so far she is bowing down to the alpha. Let us pray it is all good. I have reservations, but until proven differently, I will take it as I cannot stand the thought of putting her down...Bella you better do as Curtis the Alpha says....

diyana
03-10-2012, 07:01 PM
A quick post to say to Annie....I sure hope Hella B behaves. DH is definitely the alpha in our house...followed by the 3 dogs...and I rank somewhere in the realm of a squeaky toy. Sending you much love, sista.

I hope everyone else is having a good weekend. I worked last night and had to get up too early to take the dogs to the groomers....so I've been dragging most of the afternoon, which is a bummer because I have A TON of website work to do.

ceejay52
03-10-2012, 10:34 PM
Back from Jonesboro--It was a busy trip. We went shopping. Had my hair cut now I need to cover the gray again, ugh always something.
Bff kept her step grand baby and she was a joy. I did not hear her mother come and pick her up.

Laura
Great job with the doctors visit.

Happy
Glad you enjoyed the spa day. And that you had a good visit with your new doctor.

Mel
Sorry that you have had all the alarms to deal with, maybe it will be quiet tomorrow.

Annie
Good for Curtis in stepping to the plate with Hella B.

Michelle and Shad
:wave: have a good week end. They surely don't last long enough.

1day@atime
03-10-2012, 11:47 PM
Hello Ladies,

Long time since I've posted here. I hope you'll take me back. I have stayed in touch with some of you on FB but it's not the same support that I got here. Maybe it's more I don't want to post all of my issues on FB for the world to see.
Where i'm at... I yo-you for the last few years.. I got as high as 189 and said that was enough... I started working out last Dec I got to 165.. today i'm at 170. I don't know why I sabatoge myself. I'm starting back with either WW or just watching what I eat. I'm also starting a workout program.

I plan to check in daily... I need the support, the kick in the butt etc.

Shad
03-11-2012, 06:33 AM
Back from the gemfields. Didn't find anything worth cutting. But I bought some earrings and a ring. Photos coming.

Bit burnt, big day. time for a tea and bed I think. Early rising tomorrow.

Night sky is interesting at the moment. Venus and Jupiter close together and bright in the west and Mars very bright in the East and somewhere in the middle and slightly north is the Big Dipper and the North Star.

MELODY525
03-11-2012, 10:03 AM
https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSkswB6HiN5pqMeRxvtGP3S974-qF0SPIGlXSTOrVqSaycZF50igQ

A LITTLE FRANKIE VALLI WITH THE MORNING COFFEE :cofdate:
(besides why should I be the only one with this song stuck in my head)



Oh, what a night.
Late December back in '63.
What a very special time for me,
'Cause I remember what a night.

Oh, what a night.
You know, I didn't even know her name,
But I was never gonna be the same.
What a lady. What a night.

Oh, I. I got a funny feeling when she walked
In the room and I,
As I recall it ended much too soon.

Oh, what a night,
Hypnotizing, mesmerizing me.
She was everything I dreamed she'd be.
Sweet surrender, what a night!

I felt a rush like a rolling bolt of thunder
Spinnin' my head around and taking my body under.
Oh, what a night!

Oh, I. I got a funny feeling when she walked
In the room and I,
As I recall it ended much too soon.

Oh, what a night.
Why'd it take so long to see the light?
Seemed so wrong, but now it seems so right.
What a lady, what a night!


:sunny: GOTTA LOVE SPRING & SINUS:love:
WAS IT ME WANTING THE WARMER WEATHER?
REMIND ME OF THIS NEXT YEAR :rofl:AAAAchooo!!

VERY QUIET NIGHT AND THE DAY WAS GOOD TOO.
ONLY ONE SMOKE ALARM.

JEN & I TOOK THE DAY OFF FROM EACH OTHER.
TOLD HER FRIDAY IF I NEED SOMETHING I'LL CALL.
THIS HAVING THE 2 OF THEM UP MY BUTT DAY & NIGHT NEEDS TO STOP.
IT'S NOT GOOD FOR MY PSYCHE EITHER.
MAKES ME FEEL LIKE WE'RE ALL WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP.
EVEN DR G WAS THINKING THE SAME THING LAST WEEK.
GAVE ME A GOOD TALKING TO ABOUT NEGATIVITY.
GUESS I WAS SHOWING MY "FRIGhT" SIDE:ghost:

EVEN WITH THE SUN OUT IT'S STILL TOO COLD FOR RIDES YET:brr:
BETTER GO FIND SOME BREAKFAST & SOMETHING TO OCCUPY MY TIME:beach:
HAVE A SUPER SUNDAY/MONDAY :moped:


...............................personals coming in a minute.........................................

MELODY525
03-11-2012, 10:29 AM
HAPPY..........LOVED THE ENTIRE POST. :D
INCLUDING THE RIVERS & TREES AND THE RIVERS & TREES:rofl: :rofl:
LORD HOW I WISH I WAS IN YOUR SHOES!!
I'D TRADE IN THE CHAIR FOR AN ATV!!!:scooter:
HOW IS THE PIZZA UP THERE IN THE SMOKEY BEAR LAND???
JUST WONDERING.
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS ON THE HOUSE.....TAX WISE.
THE GOVT JUST DOESN'T WANT A LOT OF MILLIONAIRES RUNNING AROUND.
THEY GET JEALOUS NOW THAT SOME MOVIE STARS HAVE MORE MONEY THAN THE WHITE HOUSE DOES:lol3:
I WAS THINKING OF YOU WHEN I REALIZED IT WAS DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME AGAIN.
I HATE LOSING THE HOUR TOO.
AT LEAST THIS YEAR YOU HAVE NO JOB TO LOSE IT TOO!!!:dancer:





CEEJAY........JONESBORO SOUNDED GREAT....... HAIRCUT, BABY AND ALL.
FEELS GOOD TO BE OUT & ABOUT I BET. HAVE A GREAT DAY.:hug:




ANNIE.....HOPE IT ALL WORKS OUT MY FRIEND.
SHE'S NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER AND HAD YOU ALL TO HERSELF FOR SO LONG.
PRAYING IT ALL GOES WELL.



MICHELLE......NOW THE DOGGIES ARE HOME ALL BEAUTIFIED,
MAYBE YOU CAN GET A REST BEFORE MONDAY!:hug:





SHAD.......YOU SAID SOMETHING ABOUT BIRD PICS BUT I DIDN'T SEE THEM.
MAYBE I MISSED A LINK?
MORE EARRINGS & A RING....... YOU SOUND LIKE JEN. BLING BLING.
SHE'S A JEWELRY HOUND LIKE YOU ARE. :rofl: :rofl:
HOPE YOUR WEEK GOES WELL AND THE JOB RUNS SMOOTHLY:hug:




PATTY......I WAS THINKING OF YOU JUST THE OTHER DAY.
FUNNY BUT I WAS GOING TO ASK SHAD IF SHE HAD SEEN YOU ON FB.
I WAS THINKING OF YOU & YOUR BIRTHDAY TOO :hb:
GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE :hug:
AND JUST TO HELP MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME.....http://www.freewebspace.net/forums/images/smilies/emoticons//buttkick.gif
WE'LL GIVE YOU LOTS OF SUPPORT & KICKS :rofl:

1day@atime
03-11-2012, 01:41 PM
Good Morning,

Lazy morning, it rained all day yesterday and this morning, it's drizzling and cold. I'm not going to complain though, we need the rain so bad. We were in Stage 3 of drought, in December but thankfully we got rains in Jan/Feb. it's gloomy though and I"m a sunshine kinda of person.

I'm watching the OWN Channel, Gary Zukav is on, he makes you really think about your life, your actions etc.

Mel - thanks for the kick, I hope I don't wear that foot out. Enjoy your day and I hope you don't get any calls.

ceejay52
03-11-2012, 01:51 PM
Patty
Welcome back.

Happy
I'd love an area of tree's and rivers, which makes for Springfield/Branson, MO to be a place to retire. Pizza sounds good any time for me.

Mel
Can't blame you for wanting some me time away from Jen and Richie.

Shad
I've been keeping my eye to the sky concerning Venus and Jupiter. I've always wanted to go to the diamond mine here in Arkansas.
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Back from church this morning. It's still looking rainy and a bit cooler. The bradford pear tree's were in peak bloom last week and now the red bud tree's are in bloom.Got some Allegra yesterday so I'm prepared.

diyana
03-11-2012, 03:16 PM
Just a quick check in...I'm trying to get lots crossed off my to do list today. I'm also baking a batch of oatmeal cookies because DH wanted some. He can't eat after midnight tonight due to his surgery...but I can bring the rest to the hospital or store them in a ziplock bag for when he gets home.

Welcome back, Patty!

sounds like all my Worldly friends are enjoying the weekend. The weather here is gorgeous...and I've been able to get outside and enjoy it a bit today.

Love and hugs,

Shad
03-11-2012, 03:32 PM
I did post them yesterday. I did. They seem to have disappeared. Arrrgggh

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/P1000068.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/P1000066.jpg

Shad
03-11-2012, 08:03 PM
Morning all,

Patty welcome back. So easy to find the lost pounds again. So hard to lose.
It's a pain.

Mel - a Jen and Richie-less day. How nice. I am DS2-less at the moment. DS2 is down in Adelaide with DS1. They sent me a photo of DS1 with the background of a cow - presumably it was in a restaurant somewhere. Good photo of the cow. Miss Sunday is looking after R who is like a 3rd son anyway. He is the IT geek that I refer to every so often. We were going to put the cat in the cattery but DS3 (R) said he would come around for the weekend.

Michelle - sending :vibes: to the DH for his biopsy today (well tomorrow in your neck of the woods). Nice to know that temps are climbing up there. We seem to be quickly going into the autumn here. Not that that season lasts for long. We have Hot and Wet (summer) and Hot and Dry (winter) - although the winter nights are cool (well by our standards anyway) - all the better for snuggling I can hear Annie say.

Annie - sounds like some training is just what Bella needs. Good for Curtis - taking control as you don't seem to be able to do it. Mind you she has got away with it for years and probably thinks she can continue to control you. Toughen up lil Princess. Isn't the lil Monkey man growing up fast! He sounds like a really good baby.

Ceejay - you are right about the weekends, they do not last long enough. Particularly if you sleep one of the days away. Good onya for colouring your own hair. I get mine done at a salon (expensive) since I have no talent with hair at all. I once gave my mother a perm. It was the only perm on the planet that turned out with not even one curly bit.

Laura - sounds like you had a fairly thorough medical procedure. Have you now got a pass to go mad for the rest of the year?? :rofl:
The pictures for some reason didn't take. I then made another post (after restoring the computer back two days due to update/ modem incompatibility and posted them, but they seem to have disappeared along with the entire post. So I have done them again.

Happy - Hope you have a nice day out on the deck and in the fresh air today. Spring is around the corner. As I said previously, we seem to have fallen into autumn in the last couple of days. It has been pleasant only having temps from high twenties to early thirties instead of close to the 40C mark. Glad to hear you are driving again. Better get a GPS installed to get you from A-B without getting lost or stuck in snow. Mud season sounds like fun - NOT. It should make DH's obsession with neatly manicured lawns a bit of a trial.

Not much going on here at the moment. I wonder if I really need to be here. I have a couple of things to do in town. Maybe I will just hang loose until lunchtime and then get lost again. The crew supervisor on this shift has a fair amount of SAP knowledge and is pretty set about how he wants the shift to use the program. Unfortunately, not all of it is as per project. But hey, it is their system and until they stuff it up, I can't do much about it.

So off I go, to the fray and see what gives.

Laura705
03-11-2012, 10:22 PM
Good Evening Worldlies.

Hi Patty. Welcome back.

Mel - Like your avatar. :) The St. Paddy's celebrations have already begun here - the South Side Irish Parade returned today after a couple years of hiatus due to the rowdies. I hear it was well-behaved...and therefore probably dull, LOL.

Happy - Did you get to grill any meals this weekend?

Annie - Hope you and Curtis can maintain "alpha control" over HB and keep her in line!

Ceejay - Sounds like you and Mel are really feeling the allergies already. Bradford pear trees are so nice - so symmetrical. Too bad they aren't the sturdiest...

Michelle - Mmm, oatmeal cookies! Lucky dh. :D Glad you enjoyed some of the mild temps this weekend. Best wishes to DH tomorrow!!

Shad - Nice "DS3" could keep Sunday company. Thanks for reposting the pics. :) Wow, that's a really vivid green frog! I didn't get a pass for the rest of the year after a good medical exam, but I've been eating like it: Sat. lunch - patty melt/onion rings, Sat. dinner - chicken nuggets, root beer float; Sun. AM - two danish, Sun. dinner - grilled chicken grinder sandwich, mozzarella sticks. Enough of that - I kind of liked that big woosh of weight after my day of strict calorie counting, even if it was mostly water weight. I'll have to give that another go on a regular basis.
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Dentist appt was good - no problems! Lunch with my friend was really nice. We hadn't seen each other in a while, so our lunch went about 3 hours! Afterwards, took doggy for a walk by the creek - what a nice day for it. :) After that was dinner and some errands. We were right by Sports Authority so I checked out the foam rollers - $42 for the size I want!!! No thanks, I'll find something less expensive online.

Very lazy Sunday morning (as usual). Then some laundry, a dog walk, a shower, and then off to the wake. The few people I didn't want to see (former co-workers) were leaving just as I arrived, so just a few words to one and that was it. Good timing! After that bf (who waited for me in the car ) and I went off to the bagel bakery & the grinder place since we were in the vicinity. Two dozen mini onion/poppy bialy are now double wrapped and in the freezer. Yum. Just sorted through some paperwork and put the tax papers in their separate envelope.

Third load of laundry for the day is ready for the dryer, so I'll sign off and get it done.

:cheers:

ceejay52
03-11-2012, 11:05 PM
Shad
What kind of birds are those? Looks as if the frog is watching you.

Michelle
Will be thinking about you and dh tomorrow. Sending him good vibes. Yum on the oatmeal cookies.

Laura
sounds like you have been a busy girl this week end. Can't blame you for passing up the foam roller.

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I'm taking a vacation day tomorrow. Looking forward to it.
Going to plan these more often

Shad
03-12-2012, 02:47 AM
They are the cockatoos Ceejay. The ones you saw up in a tree the other day.

MELODY525
03-12-2012, 10:22 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KJw4qPk8zNo/TPOkyFqlaMI/AAAAAAAAAAM/U89M_zH3d0E/S748/virgo.jpg



MORNING EVERYONE

I WOKE TO THE SOUND OF VACUUMING IN THE HALLWAY.
GUESS THEY'RE FINALLY BEGINNING PREPS FOR FRIDAY:lol3:
TOOK THEM LONG ENOUGH. CAN'T BELIEVE I SLEPT SO LONG.
BUT I HAD A ROUGH START TO THE NIGHT.
YESTERDAY WAS NICE. WE HAD ROASTED CHICKEN AND ATE TOGETHER.

WEATHER FOR THE WEEK LOOKS GOOD TOO. :sunny:
HOPEFULLY I WILL GET OUT A BIT.
I AM JUST NOT SURE HOW TO TREAT THE LUNGS THOUGH.
THEY DON'T SEEM TO BE LIKING THIS SPRING WARMTH:faint:

TIME FOR BREAKFAST. IT'S GETTING LATE.
HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:




PATTY....I HEAR YA ON THE SUNSHINE.
I'M A SUNNY KIND OF GAL TOO.
BUT I AM GLAD YOU GUYS GT THE RAIN.
I DID HEAR ABOUT THE DROUGHT DOWN YOUR WAY.
LOVE THE AVATAR.....I HAD TO LOOK IT UP.
IS THAT FROM THE BOOK "SHE"?




CEEJAY....HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY OFF!!:encore:
JEN IS GOING TO WALGREENS TO GET OUT SINUS STUFF TOO.
SHE CAME HOME & TOLD ME ALL THE TREES ARE BUDDING!
WE'LL ALL BE PREPARED. YOU LIKE THE ALLEGRA???
MAYBE I SHOULD TRY THAT THIS YEAR.




MICHELLE......THINKING NGOOD THOUGHTS FOR DH & THE SURGERY.
HOPE THIS WILL LEAD TO A FINAL ANSWER FOR HIM:hug:
GLAD YOU GOT OUTSIDE FOR A BIT OVER THE WEEKEND.
SAVE ME SOME COOKIES:hun:




SHAD....PLEASE TELL ME MR GREEN FROG WAS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING:yikes:
AS CUTE AS HE IS......I WOULDN'T WANT HIM IN THE HOUSE AS A PET!!!
I HAD WONDERED WHERE THE PICS WENT TO. :rofl:
WAIT TILL JEN SEES ALL THOSE BIRDS!! SHE WILL GO NUTS.
GLAD DS3 TOOK CARE OF MISS SUNDAY.....BET SHE'S TIRED OF THE CATTERY.
I HOPE YOU & THE SUPERVISOR CAN BOTH BE HAPPY WITH THE PROGRAM.
ONE CAN ONLY HOPE!!!!




LAURA....BIALYIES!!! I HAVEN'T HAD ONE IN YEARS.
WE USED TO GO TO THE INWOOD SECTION OF NYC AND
GET THEM AT A GREAT LITTLE BAKERY. YUM!! ENJOY.
GLAD YOU HAD PERFECT TIMING AT THE WAKE.
$42!! EVERYTHING FOR OUR "GOOD HEALTH" IS SO BLOODY EXPENSIVE.
HOPE YOU FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE.


I HAVE TO TURN THE PAGE....BE RIGHT BACK...........

ceejay52
03-12-2012, 11:30 AM
Mel
I bought Allegra 180 this week end. I'm suprised that the allergies hasn't hit full force yet. I'm starting the Allegra today.

Laura
Think I'll get some bagels today. Been wanting donuts but I know that's a big no no with lab work approaching. I want to see if the hdl is coming up any and triglericides have come down.

Michelle
Keeping you and dh in my thought this week.

Hello to Patty and Happy. :wave:

MELODY525
03-12-2012, 12:41 PM
A QUICK ADDED NOTE..............

SOMEHOW MY MAILING LIST GOT HIJACKED.
NOW I AM GETTING E-MAIL FROM EVERYONE ON MY AOL MAILING LIST. THEY ARE JUST ADVERTISEMENTS.
ARE YOU GETTING THEM FROM ME NOW TOO?? JUST WONDERING.
TALKED TO AOL 1-8OO# AND THEY SAID IGNORE IT AND DON'T OPEN THEM AND THAT IT'S HAPPENING ALL OVER.
HE SAID JUST DELETE THEM.

SO IF YOU REALLY DO SEND ME AN E-MAIL FOR ANY REASON....MAKE SURE YOU PUT SOMETHING IN THE SUBJECT LINE SO I KNOW IT'S YOU.
THEY ARE USING "HELLO" "HOW YA DOING" ETC OR LEAVING IT BLANK.
WTF:tantrum:

MELODY525
03-12-2012, 12:43 PM
CEEJAY.....WRITING A NOTE TO GIVE JEN WHEN SHE GOES.
WE'RE HAVING A TOUGH TIME RIGHT NOW. EARS & SINUSES. YUCK!!! ENJOY THE DAY!!:dancer:

happy2bme
03-12-2012, 01:04 PM
Good morning kids,

I have to say that I have a really hard time with this website - and this one in particular it seems. Slow to respond, often I get web page not found - have to be determined to try and get in here :lol:

Yesterday was one glorious day. Sunny and warm. I put the bedding outside to air out, spent some time in the sunshine and watched the snow melt away (we still have lots left). We grilled pork chops for dinner last night - yum yum although I have to say (and both my cousins confirm this) that the meat up this way is not quite as tasty as it is down in Chicago. At first I thought it was because DH and I were used to grilling alot and since we've been here I've been using the stove more than ever. Fish is good tho :D Today is gray and rainy but after that it seems as if we will get a taste of spring with lovely warm days in the 50's and maybe 60's for at least 8 days or so until we bump back to normal again. Can't wait. DH is talking about taking an ATV ride later this week. I am back to unpacking boxes again. For someone who did very little baking in TN, I seem to have an abundance of flour and sugars :lol: Sears is having a sale today - extra discount for old people (DH) :rofl: so we are going to order a new dishwasher. The dishdrawer kind is neat looking but it's rather new and the reviews are that most people don't know how to install them correctly - plus it's almost twice what we are looking to pay and I have already selected one that is on the high side of the price range so I'll stick with a standard one.

All this water melting in the yard has me trying to cut back on water usage here so as not to throw too much into the septic. Funny how I took sewers and city water for granted :lol:

Ceejay - I think one small donut (and one only) would probably be far less damaging than a big bagel or a bag of them. Although now that I think about it, the Sara Lee whole grain mini bagels and a teaspoon of lf cream cheese were only like 2 WW points. But heck who wants lf and whole grain when there's so many delicious full fat flavors to be explored? :D I hear that the trees and flowers are all in bloom down by you (I do miss that) so the allergies must be in full swing (don't miss that at all). Hope you find something that will give you some relief.

Michelle - sending good thoughts and prayers to DH for his procedure today. Hope it's quick and not too painful for him. I know you will be busy these next few days. Try not to get too stressed out and know we are thinking about you both :hug:

Mel - sorry to hear that your lungs are not behaving themselves. Why wouldn't they like the nice weather or is it wet and rainy by you? Ooh roast chicken sounds delish. I could just see you crusing along on the ATV out here - problem is that they can get quite bumpy - we don't want you rocking and rolling around. I think you'd love it on the porch - 3 sides to look in any direction you'd like and lots of birds and wildlife to watch. Also there's an electrical outlet on each side of the house for the smoothie machine and a nice serving cart for the icy refreshing drinks :hat:

Laura - yikes - 42 bucks for a foam roller? Geez! I'm sure you can do better on the internet. Your food list has my tongue hanging out for some fast food :hungry: I especially miss the frozen lemonade from Garabaldi's sandwich place. They don't have any of those down by my sister's house and since we don't get north all I can do is dream about them. :T Glad you were able to mostly avoid the people you didn't want to see at the wake. Funny how our lives intertwine with others - sometimes for years and then we separate never to see each other again. Did you have to get up in the dark to go to work this morning after the time changes?

Annie - did you have fun with the baby this weekend? I see we are close to serving the same kinds of food again - this time pork chops :lol: I hope Bella decides to behave - I admit I know close to nothing about dog behavior - I've only had cats and heaven knows they definitely do what they want.

Shad - back on day shift again. Do you find that the new way of doing things is actually productive for the companies who implement it and it's just reluctance to give up the old ways that makes it so difficult or is it a case of totally changing your business to fit into the ERP model? I hope your sleeping gets back to a restful pattern again.

Patty - welcome back. Is it your birthday? If so, :hb: Happy Birthday to you. I have to admit I have not checked out the OWN channel although I thought about it a few times.

DH is asking when I will be ready to go to the store so I'd better get myself ready - don't know why, it's raining so hard out there I will look like a drowned duck as soon as I set foot outside. But March rains bring the yellow pine tree pollen so rain it shall be :lol:

Laura705
03-12-2012, 01:14 PM
Morning all.

Ceejay - Hope you're having a good vacation day!! I need another one myself. I love bagels, and even though they're healthier than donuts, they're still way bigger than they need to be! Of course, I haven't the willpower to only eat half...

Mel - Hope you're able to get out, but please protect your lungs! Wearing a mask is well worth not having a relapse. I love the bialys - they'll mostly be a Sunday-only treat since they take time to thaw and then toast. Sorry about your mailing list getting hijacked!!!

Hey everyone - hope your week is starting out well for you. :) Michelle, said a prayer for you and dh. Hope the surgery went well.
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Nothing much to say since I posted last night. Sort of stiff today. I pulled a muscle in my shoulder blade area, almost certainly during that !@#$%exercise class on Friday. It was just a twinge up til getting out of the dentist's chair Saturday! Then it was painful when I turning to check blind spots, etc while driving. It eased up by yesterday though. Whew!

I jury-rigged a pillow Friday night with a rolled up towel to support my neck and it's alright, but I think it causes me to sleep mostly on my back and not as much on my side. I think that's what caused this morning's stiffness. The friend I had lunch w/ on Sat. suggested a buckwheat pillow. Actually filled with buckwheat hulls, and it's a heavy pillow, but conforms to your head. Might give that a try.

Tonight's my Monday night Pilates class starts and I'm looking forward to again having this instructor. The thing that I remember liking about this one is that she's pretty no-nonsense and packs a lot of good exercises into 45 minutes.

:cheers:

Laura705
03-12-2012, 01:26 PM
Happy - Glad you enjoyed the mild temps this past weekend. :) Isn't it nice to not have to bundle up? :D We're getting the rain today too, but we'll be getting nice weather again soon. Unseasonably warm, in fact.

My mother always had reservations about living "in the sticks" as she called it, and part of that was well water and septic vs. sewer systems, as well as access to good health care facilities and cultural activities.

Re the foam roller - even bf, who subscribes to the "you get what you pay for" philosophy, thought that was a steep price, LOL.

Yeh, I had to get up in the dark this morning due to the time change - and it was worse due to the rain. But I'll be loving the longer evening tonight. I need to get my bike ready for my train station commute! ...uh, make that bf needs to get it ready. :lol:

diyana
03-12-2012, 03:30 PM
Good afternoon ladies -

I'm at the hospital waiting in the lobby for DH who just went into surgery. In approximately 1 hour, the surgeon will meet with me to let me know how it went. Then, a bit after that, I'll be able to see DH...who will be in ICU for at least the first 24-48 hours so they can monitor him and make sure his lung doesn't collapse, etc.

I'm very impressed with the hospital staff here...from admissions to all the nurses, to the anesthesiologist, and the surgeon of course.

I'm also very grateful that they have WiFi so that I can get on the internet and take my mind off of worrying.

I pray that this biopsy brings us the answers we need.

I'll try and catch up with everything y'all have been up to soon.

Much love and hugs,

diyana
03-12-2012, 05:31 PM
DH just got out of surgery and I just spoke with the surgeon. I haven't seen DH yet as he's still in recovery before he is taken to ICU. The surgery went well, and the surgeon was able to get "good samples" from both the upper and lower lobes of the left lung. It will take at least 5 days to start getting biopsy results and some results may not be ready until next week. He will be in ICU overnight and will likely be in the hospital until Thursday.

I'm very relieved that the surgery went well...and now it's just waiting for the results. Any extra good thoughts, prayers and healing wishes you can provide are greatly appreciated. This will be a very painful recovery from surgery, and then he needs to fight the disease.

Much love,

MELODY525
03-12-2012, 07:15 PM
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I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH WILLY.
HE'S GOING TO TAKE JEN & I TO SHOPRITE TOMORROW MORNING.
MY FEET LOOK LIKE FRIGGING FOOTBALLS THEY ARE SO SWOLLEN.
THE DR AGREES I NEED TO GO BACK TO THE WAY I WAS EATING BEFORE ALL THIS CRAP BEGAN....EVEN LAST YEARS FIASCO:rofl:
SO I MADE A NEW LIST LIKE MY OLD DIET AND I AM READY TO GO:scooter:
BP WAS BUT HE'S NOT WORRIED. TOLD ME GIVE IT TIME.
NOW HE & THE NURSE BOTH SIGNED OFF ON ANYMORE VISITS. I AM A FREE WOMAN!! YAY:cheer2: :cheer3:
SEE YOU GALS ON WEDNESDAY.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A VERY GOOD DAY TOMORROW. CIAO!

PS......I KEEP FORGETTING TO SAY THIS. I CANNOT WEAR A FACE MASK AS I DON'T GET ENOUGH OXYGEN AS IT IS AND BREATHING MY OWN EXHALES MAKES ME GASP FOR AIR. EVEN THE THIN MATERIAL ONES. WE TRIED THEM ALL WHILE I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL. I'M IN A KIND OF CATCH-22 SITUATION OVER HERE. BUT THIS STORE IS CLEAN!! NO RENNO GOING ON!!:lol3:





HAPPY....HOPE YOU GET A NICE DISHWASHER AND THEY GET IT INSTALLED RIGHT!! WHERE IS YOUR MEAT COMING FROM. SOME STATES SHIP THEIRS OUT AND BRING IN ANOTHERS. IT'S ALL ABOUT PROFITS:faint: HOPE DH CAN GET HIS RIDE IN. TELL HIM TO WATCH OUT FOR SOGGY FIELDS!! LOL IT WAS GORGEOUS HERE TOO. PRAYING IT STAYS THIS WAY!!




LAURA...I'VE BEEN FIGHTING A STRAINED MUSCLE FOR ABOUT A WEEK IN MY SHOULDER BLADE. NOT SURE I EVEN KNOW WHAT I DID!!:cry; LOTS OF ALEVE:rofl: TAKE STOCK OUT IN THAT COMPANY...I'LL MAKE YOU AND BF MILLIONS!!! HOPE YOUR SHOULDER FEELS BETTER SOON.




MICHELLE....VERY GLAD TO HEAR DH IS DOING OK AND THE SURGERY WENT WELL. NOW WE WAIT AND SEE. BE PATIENT MY FRIEND AND TIME WILL TELL. :hug: HUGS FOR BOTH OF YOU:hug:

ceejay52
03-12-2012, 07:47 PM
Michelle
So glad to hear that DH is out of surgery. Sending healing vibes and saying prayers also.

Mel
Enjoy your shopping day. The reason I went back to the MetaSlim diet plan is that I don't have as much fluid retention

Happy
Sometimes I have trouble with this sight also but not as bad as it used to be. I finally installed Fox Fire for when I can't get on here. Those 50 degree plus days will melt the snow in a hurry. Are you going to get the drawer type dishwasher?
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My vacation day was extremely nice. It was a laid back kinda day. I even took a nap. Got two projects accomplished also. Those were to get the shelves braced to the wall and clean off the computer desk. Now I'm fixing dinner which is tuna casserole and green beans.

annie175
03-13-2012, 10:05 AM
Short post today...MI Prez and Vp are here AGAIN...BLAH!

I am just too sad....Bella does good on some things but not others. Still too scary to be around the babe...she is scheduled to be put down tomorrow at 10:40 am. Curtis is taking her as I cannot stand the heartache, pain and tears...it may sound selfish on part, I am just too emotional to handle it.

Had to leave work at lunch yesterday to pick up lil man. Sam and Chris both had food poisioning from Steak n Shake the night before and could not take care of the babe...He spent the afternoon and evening at Nanny's house...We had a great time.

CHELLE...please keep us updated on DH. Thoughts, prayers and feel good vibes all in store for you both.

Love and hugs

Laura705
03-13-2012, 11:20 AM
Morning all.

Annie - Sorry that is what it has come down to w/ HB. :hug: Hope Sam & Chris are feeling better today.

Ceejay - Sounds like a nice vacation day. :)

Mel - Sorry your feet are swollen! I hope the food changes help you. Nice of Willy to take you shopping. Have a good trip! Too bad about not being able to wear a mask - but you need all the air you can get, so it makes sense to not wear one.

Michelle - Glad the surgery went well. Wish those biopsy results could come quicker!!! Hope dh is comfortable and has a speedy recovery from the surgery. :hug:

Hellos to Shad, Happy & Mary. :wave:
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Nothing much to report. Pilates was good, and the instructor just as I remember. We'll see what kind of soreness develops later today...

The company we use for our phone, cable and internet had one of their fiber optic cables cut yesterday and we were among the 16,000 homes that lost our services. We were, however, able to watch shows we'd recorded on our DVR. I checked the phone this morning and the service seems to be back now.

Today is lunch with a work buddy.

I think tomorrow is the day we're having the big tree removed from the front of our house. We'll see how many regrets I have when it isn't around to shade the house anymore...on the bright side, we'll be able to plant more colorful shrubs on that side now. We're also having our two other large trees in the backyard trimmed, and a row of boxwood and an overgrown burning bush removed as well. I'll be happy to not have those around to trim - our neighbor will be happy too. When they start growing into his driveway, he'd often trim them himself, lol. I think we're also having our lawn aerated, power raked and overseeded. Lawns are really overrated. :rolleyes:

That's about it for now, so I'll get this posted.
:cheers:

happy2bme
03-13-2012, 02:33 PM
Hi there chicks,

Michelle - I'm glad hubby made it through the biopsy. Poor guy, I can imagine the pain with them taking chunks out like that. It's just a pistol that you have to wait so long to get the results back. I hope he has a fast recovery. What an ordeal this has been. Are you taking time off or just trying to work around all this? Take good care of yourself too, ok? :hug:

Laura - we planted an amalanchier (?) tree right in front of our house in AH, it must have loved the soil there because it grew WAY bigger than we ever thought it would. Problem with big trees is sometimes (as ours did) the roots reach out to whatever water source they can find and sometimes puncture (as ours did) the sewer pipe leading from the house to the street. So unfortunately while you are taking a tree out, you might be saving yourself a headache too. We had a burning bush too - pretty in the fall but lots of little leaves to pick up. Sounds like you have alot of mature trees but a few more new pieces will spruce up the place - kind of like a new haircut ;) They have those buckwheat pillows at Bed, Bath and Beyond - DH was looking at them

Annie - hope the VPs breeze through and leave you alone. Sorry about Bella :hug: - sometimes you have no other choice and I'm sure the vet will agree that you are not being selfish. I'm glad Curtis is helping you. DH had to take Boo in, it hurt both of us and I, like you would not have been able to do it. You will feel sad for a long time but know you did the right thing.

Ceejay - how did your casserole turn out? Sounded good. Glad you had a nice relaxing vacation day - if you're going to burn a day off, have fun! No, we didn't opt for the dishdrawer kind of dishwasher - I could not justify the $1800 price and that was the sale price :yikes:

Mel - I don't have an issue breathing but I find that I have the same gasping with the face masks - perhaps it is somewhat of a reflex reaction. So I hope TJs gets their reno work done fast. Nice of Willy to take you to the store - happy shopping. I hope you can get those ankles down quickly - no H&R PuffnSnuff with the chicks here. :lol:

Shad - hope your day is going well and you are enjoying the more pleasant weather. As for lawns, our yard will be taking on a more rustic look up here. I am looking at some flowers that most importantly are not tasty to bunnies and deer. I think you will like the place.

Off to get busy now - have a good day all.

MELODY525
03-13-2012, 06:10 PM
CEEJAY......YOU GOT THE CHORES DONE AND A GOOD DAY TOO.
NOT BAD FOR ONE VACATION DAY. IT'S GOOD FOR THE HEAD:beach:
I NEVER HAD SUCH A PROBLEM RETAINING FLUID AS I HAVE THIS YEAR! ANY SUGGESTIONS???




LAURA.....ALL THOSE YEARS OF CIGARETTE SMOKING DID ME IN!!
HOPE THE SHOULDER IS OK TODAY.
THAT LAWN AND YARD ARE SURE GETTING A SPRING CLEANING!
WILL LOOK SO NICE WHEN IT'S DONE.
ALL THE MORE ROOM FOR YOU TO PLANT NEW STUFF!:lol3:




ANNIE LOVE....WHAT CAN I SAY. JUST THAT WE LOVE YOU AND
ARE SENDING AS MANY HUGS AS YOU NEED TO GET THRU THIS.
WE WENT THRU THIS WITH A CAT I HAD.
ALMOST KILLED MY Boyfriend & JEN BECAUSE OF JEALOUSY.
IT WAS A NIGHTMARE SITUATION. I CAN REALLY UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL.
IN THE END IT IS BEST ALL AROUND. :hug:
YOU ARE NOT A SELFISH PERSON SO GET THAT STINKIN' THINKIN' OUT OF YOUR HEAD!!!:rollpin:




HAPPY..........IT'S NOT TJ'S THAT IS A MESS IT'S A PATHMARK STORE IN TOWN HERE.
AND GOOD THING WE DIDN'T GO BACK THERE....THEY HAD A FIRE:flame: WTF!!!! SO WHAT DID YOU DO TO KEEP YOURSELF BUSY??
MY FEET ARE HUGE!! I HAD TO WEAR SLIPPERS TO THE STORE BOTH TIMES. PUFFED 'N' STUFFED!!!:rofl: :rofl:
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:wave: WENT TO THE STORE. BOUGHT ALL RAW FOODS TO COOK. NOTHING PRE-MADE. JEN MADE DINNER TONITE.
EVERYTHING WAS "NAKED" AS THEY SAY. NO SPICES OR SALT.
THEY'RE LEARNING. STEAK, STEAMED RICE & VEGGIES.
RICHIE WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT EXTRA POUNDS.
BUT WE MIGHT HAVE TO FATTEN JEN UP A BIT!!

I "SUPERVISED" SOME STUFF FOR THE PRE-INSPECTION CLEANUP.
I JUST POINTED, MADE MY SUGGESTIONS & LEFT BEFORE THE DUST BEGAN TO FLY. :rofl:
I KNOW WE'RE GONNA FAIL ON SOME STUFF BUT IT'S JUST TOO LATE TO FIX IT ALL BEFORE FRIDAY AT 8:30 am. TOUGH.:devil:

PUT ALL THE GROCERIES AWAY AND TOMORROW I NEED TO BORROW A PAN TO MAKE A MEATLOAF IN. I GAVE EVERYTHING AWAY!!!:faint:

HOPE YOU GALS ARE HAVING A GREAT NIGHT:cloud9: AND GOOD MORNING MISS SUNSHINE AT THE MiNES:sunny:

ceejay52
03-13-2012, 06:13 PM
Happy
The casserole was really good. Good luck with finding flower that the deer and bunnies don't like. The deer love roses--thorns and all.

Annie
So sad about HB. But you have to do what you need to do.

Michelle
Glad that dh is out of surgery. Sending good healing vibes his way.

Mel
Ouch on those swollen ankles. Prop your feet up as much as possible.
Good for Willie for taking you and Jen to the grocery store.

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Came to work this morning and we have a new mirror in the bath room. Don't know what possesed B to do this.
We have an insurance meeting on the 26th.
After talking to my friend/boss this morning I'm keeping my dr in Jonesboro. Infact I'm going Thursday to have my blood drawn. Need to check on the b12, thyroid and cholesterol again.

Shad
03-13-2012, 06:46 PM
Morning all,
Not much going on here at the moment. Life is just happening on the mine. I'm waiting for a very stressed stand in supervisor to have enough time to talk about SAP and work on the system.
Yesterday was stress day for me. It was Murphy's law all day. If it could go wrong it did. I was trying to help about 5 people at once at one time. Then I found that I did not have access to assist with logons and name problems and other things that crop up with a new system and I saw a fiery tinge of red. So then I sat down at the computer and sent an e-mail rocket to the Project Manager, the head of IT, the Business Manager on the project and a range of people who might help. In short, they got told to stop making snap decisions from their high rise glass cubes overlooking the Opera House and start thinking about where the people who dig the black gold out of the ground to enable them to have their priviledged lifestyle. It seems to have worked since I am promised the access this morning. They have until 9.00am, then I will be back at them again.

Annie - sorry that it did not work out for Bella. The hurt will eventually fade. Do not forbid yourself to have another pet, but ensure that if you do, it gets socialised early so you don't have the problem again. The only reason I don't have another dog is because I can't take it away with me and I am away from home more often than I am there. I wish I had a dog. But then there is Madam - who thinks she is a God.

Michelle - good to hear that DH has come through the biopsy okay. Now we wait to hear what news comes from the tests. Keep smiling, keep busy, give the dogs a hug.

Happy - whew $1800 for a set of drawers and no one to install them properly. DS2 would come over and put them in for you. He not only installed mine, but repaired it too. He says it is basically fairly simple. But at that price they might need gold plated handles and rotor arms.
I look forward to the time when I get to see your new place. Should be interesting living among the trees. Soon, when spring is well advanced you should be seeing the baby deer coming through with their mums.

Laura - Good that the pilates went well. It always helps when you like your instructor and that way that they do things.

Ceejay - A new mirror!!! Hallelujah. Does it have a message on it like the one in the ladies here - You are now looking at the person responsible for your safety???

Mel - less salt and more water always works for me and then I forget and have to start the regime all over again.

Food can be cooked without salt. I have done it for years. Then those who want can add the extra - me I usually only have pepper. Love the stuff.

Okay, time to go over and sort out the lads again. I'll be back. Have a great sleep everyone.

Attached a photo of some of the big boys toys around here. They always remind me not to step out of the safe path. Couple of weeks back a bulldozer ran over a road train. What a mess the tractor of the road train was in. No damage to the bulldozer. The truck driver has 2 badly broken legs. Makes my health grumbles seem a bit insignificant doesn't it.

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annie175
03-13-2012, 09:30 PM
Took Bella with me to sissy's to get hair colored tonight...she and Bella had their time out on the back step...sissy cried her eyes out while telling her how much she loved her...when we left, Sis walked her out to the car and bawled her eyes out saying goodbye to her...Sis is so much like her momma...d*mn it. Of course I cried with Sis and left....CR*P I HATE BEING SO EMOTIONAL>>>I WISH I WAS A HARD A$$. Later chicklets...thank you all for supporting me....I love you

1day@atime
03-13-2012, 11:44 PM
Hello Ladies,

It's only tuesday and I feel so worn out. My job has been so busy. We have a new director which is good but he's implementing lots of changes. At the same time the workload continues. I have to remind myself I'm blessed with my job etc.

Annie - I'm so sorry to hear about Bella, as much as I'm a animal person, you have to put your grandbaby boy first. If anything ever happened you would be beside yourself.

Mitchellez - So glad to hear hubby is settled in his room. Praying for a good answer to his illness and a easy diagnois.

Shad - where are you working? I often go to the mine's and see that type of equipment.

Ceejay - good luck with your Dr's appointment. I have a friend who get B12 shots and they really help.

Laura - I feel your pain about the trees. I have 2 big red oaks, I love the shad but they killed my grass.

Mel - elevate your feet, I hope the swelling goes down.

Happy - my bd was in Nov. I think Mel knew that it had come a while back.

I hope I didn't miss anyone.

MELODY525
03-14-2012, 08:47 AM
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GOOD MORNING MY LOVELY SISTERS OF THE WORLD
WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL DAY!
NOTHING NEW SINCE LAST NIGHT SO THIS IS BRIEF.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE GETTINGOUT IS MAKING IN MY "HEAD".
TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY I WOKE UP WITHOUT AN ANXIETY ATTACK HITTING ME BEFORE MY EYES WERE EVEN OPEN. :dancer:
SO I AM A HAPPY CAMPER!!
I AM OFF TO GET A LOAD OF WASH IN BEFORE THE REST AWAKEN.
HAVE A SUPER DAY:moped:




CEEJAY....GPOOD LUCK ON THURS WITH THE BLOOD TESTS.
HOPE YOUR NUMBERS ARE GOOD :crossed:
A NEW MIRROR?? MAYBE THEY'RE MAKING UPGRADES:dance:
SPRING IS IN THE AIR!!!!




SHAD....OMG!:yikes: THAT POOR GUY!!! 2 BROKEN LEGS. GEEZ!
IF HE'S A CUTIE, HE CAN SIT ON MY LAP AND I'LL GIVE HIM RIDES:scooter:
WHEN HE GETS BETTER HE CAN TAKE ME FOR A RIDE ON HIS TOY!!
HOPE YOUR E-MAIL WORKED AND YOU GOT THE INFO YOU NEEDED.
DOES ANYONE WHO SITS IN THEIR GLASS TOWER GIVE A CRAP
ABOUT THE MINIONS THAT WORK FOR THEM AND LINE THEIR POCKETS?
IF YOU FIND ONE LET ME KNOW!! GOOD LUCK!!!




ANNIE,,,,,HANG IN THERE. THANK GOD FOR CURTIS.
WE'RE ALL CRYING WITH YOU ONE WAY OR ANOTHER:hug:




PATTY.......NEW BOSSES & CHANGES......SCARY STUFF!
HOPE EVERYTHING GOES SMOOTHLY AND I HEAR YA ON THE "WORK LOAD CONTINUES" PART!!! :hug:

diyana
03-14-2012, 09:22 AM
I just lost my post. Arrrgh.

Annie - I'm so sorry you have to put Hella B. down. I know how difficult this is for you, but you have to protect your grandson. Sending you love and hugs, sweet sister.

I'm heading to the hospital soon. The surgeon and/or his assistant will be there to discuss discharge instructions. If all went well overnight, and if DH is doing well this morning, he could be coming home today!!

I'm working from home today (when I'm not at the hospital).

Well, gotta go. I'll try and do personals later.

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
03-14-2012, 11:41 AM
Morning all.

Michelle - Hope DH had a good night and will be able to be discharged today.

Mel - Happy to hear that getting out and about has raised your spirits. :) Have another good day. Yeh, the property will be cleaned out and so will the bank account!! :mad: If there's no discount for paying in cash, we're going to charge it so I can at least earn some rewards points!

Patty - I get you about the job. I'm dealing with a special project that's still dragging on and my busy time is getting started now too. Quite the challenge. Hang in there - at least it's Hump Day today. :)

Annie - :hug: :hug: Very difficult, sad day for you. We're all thinking of you.

Shad - Good you took the message to a wider audience - I think many things never get communicated to the right folks, or it's like the kids' telephone game - by the time it gets to the end, the message has been distorted and half of it lost. I'm not surprised that any accidents that happen with those gigantic machines can be very serious! I like that mirror's message - everyone needs reminding.

Ceejay - So you're not staying with the old doctor you recently went back to? Why the change?

Happy - We already have for many years now a depression in our front lawn and suspect that the sewage pipe may have already been affected by tree roots, but so far no sewer backup problems, knock wood. :crossed: I love the color of the burning bush in fall, but I've actually heard that it's a non-native species and invasive. To the garden pros that's a bad thing, of course... we'll see if it tries to come back after being removed. All I know is that it can't be nearly as bad as the quince bushes we thought we'd removed and they promptly grew back. I wonder if I should have the tree guys tear them out again while they're here today???
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Nothing much to report. Feeling overloaded at work. This software project is still lingering, and part of it is that my focus is being pulled away by new projects. Sigh. Never a dull moment. Like Patty, I need to keep in mind that I'm fortunate to have this job.

My neck and upper back are still feeling twingey - part of it is my ongoing pillow saga and part is the shoulder blade muscle pull. Really good excuse to schedule a massage - soon!

I talked to my mom yesterday and I'll probably visit her in early/mid-May. Have to get going on flight arrangements. I told her to check out what's going on in her area at that time to see what she might want to do while I'm there. She told me she'd check the newspapers. I find this funny because she always complains about what a dinky paper they have there, not to mention how much more efficient it is to check such things on the internet. :D I told her to get to the library and get online!!

We'll see how the tree trimming project goes today. Pilates class tonight. Ho hum.

diyana
03-14-2012, 02:02 PM
Quick update.....DH is home from the hospital. :yay: He's very tired and very sore, but the doctors are glad that he's recovery so well from the surgery. We should find out next week what's been causing him so many lung/breathing problems these last 5 or 6 months.

happy2bme
03-14-2012, 02:58 PM
Good morning ladies,

Not much time for a decent post this morning - it's supposed to be a glorious day today. DH wants to go for an ATV ride and is pestering me asking me what I want to do. I did not plan the ride - I am asking him what are his plans and I will meet the schedule :dizzy: In any regard, I need to get cleaned up and dressed soon.

Doctor / nurse forgot to listen and or care about what I told them. They changed my thyroid medication dosage so I told them to call it into the local pharmacy since this is a change in dosage to a maintenance med which I would normally be required to get in the order by mail program. I go to pick up the meds 3 days later and the pharmacy doesn't have them. Call the doctor, they have a record of calling them in but they don't know where they called them in to. (I specifically gave the pharmacy name and phone number when I talked to the nurse). 2 days later I get a call to come pick up my medication. Get there and there is not 1 but 3 medications. I take them home and lo and behold - they called in scripts for 2 of my maintenance medications also. The ones I said I did not need refills on. While this technically cost me nothing, it actually cost me over $300 against my health maintenance budget with the insurance. Money I could have used for doctors visits. :mad: And once you walk away from the pharmacy with the medications, you cannot return them. And I could not tell what they did with the billing until I got home to check the internet. Bah!!!!!!! :rollpin: Doesn't anyone pay attention anymore????

Mel I'm glad you got stocked up on clean foods. Steak with no seasonings at all? I'm glad you woke up ready to hit the ground running and tackle the day head on. The birdies are out singing in the trees today waiting on you. I told them maybe a little longer because it's rather muddy out there and your chair might have a problem. If you are going shopping in your slippers, might as well leave your jammies on too and go to Walmart. That's how the kids shop here and you'd be right in fashion!

Shad - I can't imagine spending all day in the pair of boots. But then again, I can't imagine spending all day in high heels anymore either :lol: I have seen some of those monster mining trucks - they scare me more than the logger trucks. Be careful. I hope you get the access you need to help the people you are there to help. I will keep my opinions of management to myself because I don't have enough hours in the day left to do all the complaining that I'd like to :rofl:

Ceejay - I feel like I'm back in TN again - it's so warm and sunny outside - feels like a spring day out your way. A good one too. Except that it's brought the flies out. Fortunately the seed and flower catalogues indicate certain varieties that are not attractive to deer so that makes it a bit easier to choose. Except we are in zone 3 (a cold zone with a short season) which limits our vegetation choices greatly. Even though it is a beautiful 63 degrees out today, it could be back to freezing next week. Hopefully Jonesboro is not too inconvienient a drive for the doctor's office. Especially if you like the practice.

Michelle - glad to hear that DH got moved out of ICU so quickly. I hope his pain has diminished too and he will be back home very quickly. :hug:

Annie - sending you good thoughts today. :hug: I cried so hard when I said goodbye to Boo that I think I frightened the poor cat. Crying now too just thinking about it...

Patty and Laura - sorry that work is such a hassle lately. Seems like the days of having a bit of fun on the job with the co-workers has been replaced by a frantic pace of too much work for too few people. :(

Nice that you are planning a trip to see your Mom Laura. You will probably have better luck finding things to do than she will or is this a way to get her to go and use a computer? ;)

Well... DH called my cousin. His wife can't go riding today and S was going to bring his buddy. I decided let the guys go riding - they will go off road and get all muddy and messy and that's not my style. DH and I can go for a more gentle ride tomorrow. Besides, who doesn't enjoy a quiet house all to themselves? Cousin let me try his ATV. It's like learning to drive all over again when you were herky jerky on the gas and brake. But a few test drives and I should be good to go - looks like it will be fun.

Phone ringing ... talk to you later chicks.

happy2bme
03-14-2012, 02:59 PM
Glad DH is home now Michelle - that in itself is good news. Now if he needs to just rest well.

ceejay52
03-14-2012, 04:09 PM
Laura
You could always go to Branson to see a show. I like to sight see also.
My boss told me some things about the dr here so I'm keeping the other one just in case. And he's nearing retirement.

Happy
I do like a quiet house. Here lately I've been turning on the classical music tv channel. It really helps me to relax. Makes good for me to clean house also. The last couple of days have been gorgeous. To bad that I'm on the inside.

Shad
Wow those trucks are huge. Keep a watchful eye on the roads for those things.

Patty
I'm with you in the fact that I have a job. Maybe once the new managment gets things lined out things will be better.

Annie
:hug:

Michelle
So glad to hear that dh came home today. I'm sure he'll take it easy for a while.

Mel
Don't over do. You sound like you are feeling a lot better. Ask the doc for some fluid med's if you need them.

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Heard on the news last night the influenza bug is on the move in Jonesboro I'm not sure that it's a good idea to go tomorrow. The doctor's office's were full of sick people yesterday. I may decide to stay home.

annie175
03-14-2012, 05:06 PM
Curtis took me to lunch then for an hour walk in one of the largest parks in Indy. Now I am home, missing my Bella, and crying....tell me it will get better...please...

happy2bme
03-14-2012, 08:07 PM
It will get better Annie - but not for a long time. As much as you loved her, unfortunately that's how much the hurt will last. You just have to believe in your heart that you did what is best for your family. I hope there is a big pile of cookies for her at the foot of the Rainbow Bridge. :hug:

happy2bme
03-14-2012, 08:08 PM
Hand sanitizer Ceejay - lots of it. I'm sure the doctor's offices are filled with sinus issues too come the spring bloom. If it's time to see the doctor, don't let that defer you.

diyana
03-14-2012, 08:27 PM
Annie - It will hurt for a long time...and the house will seem so quiet. But know that she had a good, happy, long life and was loved by many people. Sending you much love, hugs and prayers, my sister.

Ceejay - I second Happy's recommendation about the hand sanitizer. I use it ALL the time at work. Whenever I touch a surface that someone else might have touched (like a hand rail on the stairs, elevator buttons, etc.), I use the hand sanitizer when I get back to my desk.

I'll write more tomorrow.

Love and hugs,

Shad
03-14-2012, 10:04 PM
Morning all,
It's only just morning here, but I will take it all the same. There is a stampede in the workshop and I decided I couldn't tackle 6 blokes at once so I would come over here for a potty break. TMI Sorry.

Gotta get going again, but meantime take in this spectacular sunrise I saw this morning.

Started out like this:
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Went on to this:
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Then ended up like this:
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Back Later for personals

But.....
Annie - chin up. Set up a photo selection of Bella on the mantle piece or shelf to help you get over the hurt. She's not gone, just in another place.

Michelle - Glad to hear John is coming home today. Let's hope for some good news on the treatment of this problem asap.

happy2bme
03-15-2012, 03:12 AM
Shad - the sunrise pictures are gorgeous. And knowing how hard it is to catch it on "film", I can only imagine how spectacular it was to be there and see it.

It was a lovely warm day. DH went out riding all afternoon and it was so nice outside that at 3pm I filled a glass with ice water, grabbed my music (DH found my missing Ipod!!! ), my hat and my sunglasses and went and sat on the deck until the boys decided to come home. The sunshine and warmth felt so good. I only feel slightly guilty for not getting to those boxes in the living room :o - but isn't that what retirement is about? having the ability to take the time to watch the birds and smell the snow melting (no roses in bloom quite yet :lol: )

We had a nice supper of grilled hamburgers and pasta salad with sliced vegetables - felt like a summer day except we still have snow banks one foot deep in the shady spots! And as soon as the sun set it chilled up quite nicely for sleeping.

And with that, I'm off to bed myself. Night all.

MELODY525
03-15-2012, 08:56 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKLETTES

JUST HIT THE WRONG BUTTON AND LOST MY POST.

JOHN CAME FOR HIS WEEKLY VISIT AND WE SAT OUTSIDE.
I WAS ALMOST GETTING SUCKED BACK IN THE OFFICE WHEN HE POINTED IT OUT.
WHEN HE LEFT, I CAME BACK UPSTAIRS WITH MY WASH.
THIS IS A VERY HARD HABIT TO BREAK.
WHO KNEW DRAMA COULD BE SO ENTICING:lol3: :lol3:
ANYWAY....................
NOTHING NEW TO REPORT. HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:







SHAD....THE PICS ARE GORGEOUS. JUST LIKE BEING THERE.
I CAN IMAGINE WHAT THAT MUST "FEEL" LIKE IN PERSON.
TO BE SURROUNDED BY SUCH BEAUTY. YUM!
HOPE THE 6 BLOKES BUSINESS CAME OUT OK:hug:



HAPPY......SOUNDS LIKE YOU & DH HAD A GREAT DAY.
GLAD HE FOUND YOUR IPOD. NOW YOU CAN SIP DRINKS TO TUNES!!:dancer:
YES,....THAT IS WHAT RETIREMENT IS ALL ABOUT!
MAYBE I SHOULD BORROW JENS IPOD AND RIDE AROUND THE BLOCK!!
THE BOXES CAN WAIT FOR BOTH OF US!:rofl:
JEN WAS TELLING ME ABOUT HOW EVERYONE IS SHOPPING IN PJS!!
I LOVE THIS IDEA...ROLL OUT OF BED AND INTO THE STORE :lol3:
SHE SAID IT'S TERRIBLE THAT NO ONE GETS DRESSED ANYMORE!!!
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE MEDS MIX UP AND YOU'RE RIGHT
NO ONE LISTENS ANYMORE:tantrum:




ANNIE....I PROMISE IT WILL GET BETTER EACH DAY.
JUST HAVE PATIENCE WITH YOURSELF & THE GRIEVING PROCESS.
BETTER TO LET IT ALL HANG OUT & GET IT OVER WITH.
SENDING MORE TISSUES YOUR WAY....AND HUGS:hug:




CEEJAY....I AGREE WITH THE HAND SANITIZER BUT GOOD OLD SOAP AND WATER IS WHAT THE DR TOLD ME TO USE.....AND LOTS OF IT.
EVERYTIME I HAVE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE, I WASH UP.
JUST KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF YOUR FACE, MOUTH AND NOSE BEFORE WASHING.
STAY HEALTHY :hug:




LAURA....A MAY VISIT WITH MOM WILL BE NICE. PERFECT WEATHER.
HOPE MOM FINDS SOMETHING GOOD TO DO. LOL@ THE NEWSPAPER.
I USED A NECK ROLL WHEN I HAD MY UPPER ACHES & PAINS.
NOW I USE IT ALL THE TIME. LOVE IT.
IT'S FLATTENED OUT NOW BUT WORKS GREAT.
HOPE THE BOO BOOS GO AWAY SOON.
GOOD LUCK WITH THE TREES & PILATES!!!....ALSO THE BANK ACCOUNT!!!




MICHELLE....PLEASE TELL DH THAT WE ARE ROOTING FOR HIM...
TO SAY NOTHING OF PRAYERS HEADING HIS WAY.
GLAD THE DRS THINK HE IS WELL ENOUGH TO GO HOME.
LET'S HOPE THE RECOVERY IS SHORT AND SWEET:hug:
TAKE CARE OF YOU TOO!





:wave: HELLO MISS PATTY:wave:

ceejay52
03-15-2012, 10:28 AM
Annie
Hugs, Shad has a good suggestion about putting out pictures of Bella.

Shad
What beautiful pictures! Can't blame you for taking a break.

Happy
I hadn't thought of hand sanitizer. I'll go tomorrow and spend the night again with my bff. I'm supposed to go eat with the uncles on Saturday. My cousin from Texas will be there. These cousins are more like sisters. We grew up together.

Mel
Good for John. I also see a lot of people with mask on.

Michelle and Patty :wave:
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I going tomorrow to the doctor's office. I really need the B12 level checked.
I'll need to text bff about my coming. It's usually okay but I hate to barge in on her.

MELODY525
03-15-2012, 10:47 AM
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ceejay52
03-15-2012, 11:30 AM
Decided to wait till next week to go to doctor. To much stuff to do this week end.

annie175
03-15-2012, 11:41 AM
Just checking in....this is my Friday as I have a ton of stuff to do tomorrow then leaving on Saturday for Florida...that, I think, will give me some peace.

CHELLE...hope DH is recovering nicely...hugs to you and DH.

CEEJAY...yes going to the doc is no fun. I always find a reason to put it of till "next week" lol

SHADDIE...I already have a ton of pix of Bella everywhere. THanks for the suggestion.

LAURA...hope you are enjoying the nice weather as we are..you all broke a record yesterday for highs as we did.

MELLIE...thank you for all your support and love. Stay away from the office...and I mean it.

HAPPY...hope you are enjoying your days in that lovely house/yard. Melt snow melt!

PATTY...don't work too hard...what you don't get done will still be there the next day...job security! lol

Getting my permanent crown this afternoon...fingers crossed.

Have a wonderful Thursday/Friday.

Loves and hugs.

Laura705
03-15-2012, 12:10 PM
Morning all.

Michelle - Glad to hear dh is at home now. Hope he's not in a lot of pain.

Happy - Oh how frustrating they filled the unneeded prescriptions! So will you be able to use them when you run out of what you have, or have they been replaced by another med? What a waste. Yeh, it'll be easier for me to check out things to do at my Mom's, but it can't hurt to get her to try and learn. Hope you get to enjoy a nice gentle ride on the ATV today and enjoy the mild weather while you've got it! :) Oh, glad your dh found your iPod!!! And those boxes will still be around when it goes back to winter next week, so enjoy this warm weather while it's here!! :sunny:

Mel - thank goodness for John saving you from the drama!! What a good guy. :) I have a feeling with this neck/upper back "discomfort" I'll be buying a few more pillows before finding the best solution. I already have a half dozen pillows of all sorts sitting next to the bed! Don't have to worry about hurting myself if I fall out of bed. Just if I trip over a pillow and go into the wall, LOL. :lol3:

Ceejay - Yes, we'll probably do a day trip to Branson for sure - always something going on there! I can see not wanting to start back with your old doc if he's going to be retiring soon. Hope you can avoid the flu!! Best to stay away if you don't have an urgent need to go to the dr office.

Annie - :hug: It'll take some time, but it'll get better. Hang in there. I agree with Shad - put out a photo of H. that'll make you remember the good times.

Shad - Gorgeous sunrise photos!!

Hellos to Patty and Mary.
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Such a nice day yesterday. I bought a sandwich and ate it outside - hard to believe it's March!

No tree work yesterday - the owner or manager or whatever actually came to the house personally to tell us one of the crew who would be doing our job had a baby arrive prematurely. It's rescheduled for Friday. :crossed:

Pilates class was good. I think it's a good mix to have one class be fast-paced and the other more relaxing and slower-paced.

I stopped at the market after class and picked up a couple rolls, some potato salad for bf, and some cheddar mac salad for me. Bf grilled burgers and it was delicious!

That's about it. Payday today, so that's nice.

Nothing planned for tonight - I think. The other gift card I chose as part of my service award (nearly two years ago now!) was a gc to a steakhouse. We want to use it but just haven't done it yet!! We wouldn't go this weekend because we're taking bf's mom out to a little mom and pop Italian place by us where they have a really tasty pork Vesuvio we think she'll enjoy. So I'm not sure when we'll use it - bf thought we should plan to go sometime during the week instead of a weekend. So who knows, maybe that'll be tonight??

:cheers:

Laura705
03-15-2012, 12:15 PM
Annie - Happy Friday to you then. Good luck with the crown! :luck2you: :crossed: Gosh, forgot about your upcoming vacay. I think the timing is good. You might enjoy seeing the photos of HB more when you get back than right now. Being away from where she always was might be a really good thing for you right now.

Laura705
03-15-2012, 12:19 PM
Oh, PS, our sack of sh** former governor went to prison today to serve his 14-year sentence. Yup, now we have two former guvs in prison. I'm sure he hopes an appeal will overturn his conviction... I hope not. I do feel bad for his young daughters though. Their lives have been a circus/tragedy, and none of it was their fault. :(

happy2bme
03-15-2012, 01:43 PM
Hi all,

Going to be another nice day today, albeit a tad cooler than yesterday. As soon as I get off here I am tackling those boxes on the couch once and for all. Then will get ready to go out and take a trot to the library to return a book. I will be going by myself so that means I can take lots of time to browse the library and see what they have to offer. Good thing DH got his ATV ride in yesterday, most trails are closed now until May 1. As the snows melt, the grown gets mushy and easily torn up so there is a ban on not only ATVs but also heavy trucks in certain areas over the spring. We will get garbage service but they won't pick up recycling (once a month pick up as it is) until May I believe. Only the main roads are asphalt, most of the interior roads are gravel. Lots to learn in our new environment here.

Laura - what with all the problems in your state, it was a big factor in us deciding not to come back there. Even my BIL who had his heart set on southern IL has decided it's probably better to look at another state to settle into. (I also tried to tell him that the farther south you go, the closer you get to real tornado country - something my sister freaks about). Yes the former gov is such a character - can't see how after listening to him for 15 minutes you can't believe he is fullovit. :rolleyes: I hear the current gov is no prize either. Yes, I can use the prescriptions they filled for me - current meds but at twice the price or more of what I would have paid to have them filled under my current active prescriptions on mail order. And I'll bet I won't get a copy of my blood test results like I asked for either. Argh. Better make plans to go use that gift card before it expires. I know steak seems to be a weekend choice instead of a weeknight dinner thing, however with as busy as all the restaurants are, maybe BF has the right idea going during the week. Hey maybe you can save yourself all that cash from buying and trying different pillows and instead just get a chair massage a few times - you might have something tight back there or a strain from sitting at the computer. I saw an infomercial for mypillow dot com that looked interesting. Reviews are about 50 / 50 for whether it works but I think it's like 90 bucks for a stupid pillow. :yikes: We got 2 of the temperpedic type pillows - 1 for each mattress. I didn't try mine but DH did and said it's too warm to sleep on - even with a cooling cover so I can't say if those help with the neck discomfort.

Annie - that's good that you have Florida to look forward to. I forgot that was coming up soon. Hope you have a good time. All I can say about Bella is do NOT dwell on it alot (which I understand is hard to do) because I can guarantee you that you will make yourself crazy if you do. Focus on the good things in your life right now and the blessings you have with you. :hug: Wishing you all the best with that darn crown seeing as you have had so much trouble with it. Hope it fits like a glove and NO PAIN this time!

Michelle - hope DH had a comfortable rest back in his own bed. How are you feeling? Is the warmer weather helping dry out your lungs too? Are you working from home for a few days while DH is recouperating?

Ceejay - that's nice of you to check with the BFF before you drive over. I think it's nice to give a heads up, particularly since I don't like drop in company myself. Sounds like you will have a good weekend with the family! I agree with the others about hand washing but when you are in some places where

Mel - I have to admit I usually don't like pictures of chickens and roosters - a big favorite along with monkeys for southern design but I just loved that picture you posted today. Maybe because it's more artsy and watercolor / impressionist style? I guess you have to schedule regular visits with John to keep you in check young lady. I can see how easy it is to get sucked into the drama in the office. I think you are much better at decluttering than I am. Perhaps you should come over, we can sit and chat while you chuck stuff off to the side in a box to be hauled out :rofl:

Shad - once again - loved the sunrise pictures. Hope your day is less frustrating.

Hello Patty and Java :wave:

Well it's not getting any earlier so I'd better get my butt in gear here. Have a good one chicks.

diyana
03-15-2012, 03:21 PM
Busy day today...trying to tend to DH, work from home (which I'm doing all this week so I can be here if DH needs me), and getting DH's disability paperwork filed.

Plus, I'm updating my resume so I can apply for a job with another department that is taking over reports. I've decided to try for that role, as it's something I really enjoy doing...even if it's not as marketable as Java programming.

Tomorrow evening, I have to implement some reports so I'll be super busy. And tonight and tomorrow during any free time, I'm going to be decluttering, especially in the bedroom.

I found the contact information for a woman who does housecleaning. I hired her when we moved out of the place we were renting and into this house. She helped with the move out cleaning...and she was awesome - hard working, very fast and reasonable. Anyway, she's coming Saturday morning to help me with the cleaning...at least in the rooms I'm able to declutter by then. I may even hire her for help once a month especially for the cleaning tasks that really cause my back pain to flare up. Knowing that she's coming Saturday morning and that she can't clean areas that are cluttered is definitely giving me incentive to work hard and fast at the decluttering. :)


Gotta get back to work.

Much love,




I'm so far behind on personals.

ceejay52
03-15-2012, 06:15 PM
Michelle
Glad that you have hired a cleaning lady to help you now that dh is home. This will give you more time for him.

Happy
Good for you in taking to the roads by yourself. I relly hate driving in super big cities. That's why I like my small town.

Annie
When are you leaving for vacation?

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Well, it's official I'm going to the Smokey Mountains this summer, Pigeon Forge. I've been texting with my neice in California and every thing is go. She's excited too. My friend is going with me.

Shad
03-15-2012, 11:57 PM
Another interesting sunrise this morning although much more gentle than yesterdays blaze of colour that covered the sky. Last night there was an interesting sunset as well but as I was driving, it was a bit hard to focus the camera, drive down the road full of potholes and dodge the coal trucks all at the same time.

Leaving here shortly for home over the weekend. Coming back on Monday for the last push. Feel a bit sorry for the boys since they will have no onsite support this weekend, but there comes a time that they must look after themselves. They will cope. They always do.

So far this morning, two of them have been locked out of their SAP - mostly by them and there is one bloke who is really good and who will look out for them over the weekend. I hope to see them on Monday afternoon when I get back and find all the problems and tricks they have been up to.

Home for the weekend. Sounds good to me. Looking forward to it. I am so tired at the moment. It will be nice to get on the plane and have someone else drive me around for a while.

Meantime, I could do with a coffee. That salad for lunch really didn't do anything so I might go see what is in the fridge that looks good. I doubt it will be good for me, but right now I don't care.

Personals after a doze in the sun.

Shad
03-16-2012, 01:00 AM
Correction: Personals after a trip home.

MELODY525
03-16-2012, 08:08 AM
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Have a great weekend everyone.:D

For some reason only known to 3fc, I cannot get another page to load!!
The only post i see this morning is Shad's from last night.
None of my page numbers are working when I click on them . Grrrrr

Anyway......We're all up early and ready for the HUD man.
Some of these poor old people are nervous. I feel sorry for them.
They're always afraid he's going to toss them out on their ear.

Social Security finally called me back.
We did part 1 yesterday & part 2 is the 28th.
She still hasn't told me what papers she wants:faint:
Part 1 was telling me she's calling on the 28th:rofl:

Nothing else is new. Will try for personals later on in the day.
Hope you all have a good one:moped:





Shad....we will just have to install a video camera on top of your rental cars.
This way you will be able to keep both hands on the wheel!!!:bike:
You are so tired that you don't even know if you're flying home or lying in the sun:hug:
I hope you get some rest over the weekend.
Sounds to me like the men will be ok while you take time out for a snooze or read a good book:beach: Enjoy.

annie175
03-16-2012, 09:40 AM
Happy Friday...truly...I do not have to work today altho after lunch with Sissy, babe and Ainsley (Olive Garden)...I have to swing by work as I left my bills that need paid prior to vacay mailed. Dang it...I cannot focus enough to get my act together.

CHELLE....good for you on added cleaning help...darn I wished I lived closer...as I love cleaning and would do it for free...well maybe a little rock/fossil hunting or fishing in payment.

SHADDIE...loved the sunset pix...so soothing. Hope you enjoy a bit of time for yourself and it is not all work once you are home.

HAPPY....I just love the library...Libraries and bookstores I could spend hours upon hours in...not many in my life get that...so glad that you do sista.

MELLIE...dang govt. What, after all this time and phone calls, they think you are lying about your needs. I mean really....tell them to come a visit you one time..it will be all explained. B*TTS they are all B*tts. Let me at them...the mood I am in...I will kick their A$$e$. Do not mess with my sista friend. xoxo

CEEG...I am leaving for vacay tomorrow evening after Curtis gets home from work. Will probably only drive 4 hours into TN. Then the remainder 7 hours on Sunday....

LAURA...holy cr*p...not only do you have the publicity of bad politics in your state but all the economic mess and presidentual mess in this world. Peace to you...if it gets too bad, come live with us...we have too bedrooms empty.

Hey to one day...stay focused sister...and keep on truckin'

Things are getting better, not tearing up as much, altho if I find one more tennis ball in a corner of the house, I may loose it completely......I hope in my next life I am a hard a$$ than cannot cry or even have emotions.

Have a great weekend all and week next week just in case I do not get here before vacay....I will not access next week...I think..who knows.

Loves and hugs...stay healthy, happy, and postive.

ceejay52
03-16-2012, 11:04 AM
Annie
Enjoy your vacation adn leave all things behind.

Mel
I'm beginning to think there's problems all over this sight.

Shad
I agree with Mel you need to attach a camera on top of the vehicle. Stay safe while on the road.

MELODY525
03-16-2012, 11:22 AM
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ANNIE....HAVE A GREAT TIME!! I CANNOT GET BACK TO THE LAST PAGE STILL BUT I AM GLAD YOU'RE GETTING "OUT OF DODGE". RELAX AND HAVE A SUPER TIME:hug: I WILL SEND THE GOVT TO YOU & YOU CAN SMACK THEIR FRIGGING HEADS TOGETHER!! ALL THIS CRAP OVER A $70 WEEKLY PAYCHECK:faint: SEE YA WHEN YOU GET BACK!!:hug:





CEEJAY.....HOW IS YOUR DAY GOING??? HOPE THIS POST FINDS YOU FEELING BETTER:hug:





The inspector was an hour late.
People are frantic.
So I did a lot of damage control in the lobby until he arrived.
Now we wait. :faint:

See ya http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTnrVaHgXYKkjyoHZODTNz1VeynEqjn6 bve0RBQLKMzFvklu8VbJL3WFbUP

Laura705
03-16-2012, 11:55 AM
Morning all. TGIF!!!

Happy – Interesting about the road restrictions up there – a lot to be aware of. Do you learn about all this stuff from your cousin, or how – hope it’s not all by trial and error!?!? No, our current governor is certainly no prize either. Doormat more accurate. The person really running the state is the despicable speaker of the IL house of reps. If there’s a reason for term limits, it’s him. Since I’m not sure a burning voodoo doll will do the job, I might have to do my job in the primary and vote for a non-incumbent. Too bad the only person brave (or naïve/stupid?) enough to do run against him has no chance...but still. I dunno if it's worth having to announce to the world (okay, entire polling place) which party's ballot I'm going to vote. I've always hated that...

Oh, I see re the Rx’s . Yes, it’s definitely cheaper to get them through the mail order pharms. How irritating, if only they’d listen! I prefer the massage idea over spending big bucks for expensive pillows. I won’t go over a certain amount, I know that.

Michelle – Good you know you like the reporting work better and are going to go for that. With retirement being so uncertain and/or so far off for a lot of us, it helps to like what you do!! I’m glad you’re going to get some help with the cleaning. But it’s the decluttering first that’s a whole ‘nother job. Just don’t overdo – dh needs you! :hug:

Ceejay – Yay, I’m glad you’re going to the Smokey Mountains to join the family. :)

Shad – I hope you enjoy your weekend at home. I think the guys at the mine will be fine - and not having you at the ready to assist may help them be more resourceful.

Annie – Can’t blame yourself for not being focused on the matters at hand this week. Been a real toughie. :hug: How does the crown feel? If you’re not back here before leaving tomorrow, have a wonderful time on your vacation.

Mel – Hope the inspections are going well. Is it newbies who get nervous, or is it a regular thing for all of them? I should think knowing what to expect from the past inspections would alleviate some of that…

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Ache & pain report: Back/neck felt pretty good yesterday, but back to twinge-y today. Bah. Been wanting to supplement my Pilates classes with some BE workouts, but I haven’t. If I do something this weekend, it’ll be wise if I stick to lower body work.

Did a wee bit of online searching for activities during my mom’s visit. She’s mentioned that my brother doesn’t want to see the minor league baseball team play, but she does, so that’s an option. Just need to pick a time when they’re at home. Also noted an art festival, and there seems to be a farmers’ market too. Have yet to check out the Branson piece.

Gave in to the chicken pot pie craving last night and bf and I tried the ones KFC now offers. Crust was good, but not enough chicken. Boston Market’s pie is better. Not that I can have those very often without feeling very guilty. Especially when the bp monitor's there to rat me out, lol.

Today’s the day for the tree work, and the boss man was sitting in his car at our curb when bf and I left the house this morning (he was dropping me off at the station today). Tonight we’re going to finally have our dinner at the steakhouse.

Dinner with bf’s mom is now a lunch retry on Sunday at the Greek place in which her complaint letter got her a $50 gift cert. Hope it's good... Otherwise, no other firm plans this weekend – yay. I will, however, spend more time in the home office working on the paper organizing and taxes.

Have a good day/evening/weekend everyone! And Happy St. Paddy’s Day if you’re celebrating.

:drinkup: :patrick: :irish: :kissluck: :cupgold: :irish: :luck2you:

happy2bme
03-16-2012, 02:10 PM
Hi ladies,

Going to be 71 degrees today. Yum. Maybe we'll go for a ride this afternoon after we get chores done. The fly and ladybug populations are busy making whoopee and growing their families - bugs abound. The pharmacy called this morning - said they will take back one medication that is in the factory sealed bottle but I am stuck with the far more expensive one. Every little bit helps though. Going to make this a short post as I really have to get moving.

Annie - hope you have a great vacation. Enjoy some of those spring blooming flowers in TN but hold your breath - the pollen is horrid. I also hope this record warmth gives you beach temperatures. :beach:

Michelle - that's great that you got someone to help with the big ticket house cleaning stuff. Not a problem to ask for help sometimes. Now that I'm home I see just how much time it takes to devote to the cooking and cleaning things - wow - what a time sucker! And you have 2 jobs on top of it so let someone else help out. Glad to see that DH is resting and some of the initial meds are helping a bit. The rest will just take time but hopefully they can prescribe what he needs most. I'm glad you decided to go for doing something you are good at on the job - work is hard enough - you might as well enjoy it. And no amount of skills is a guarantee of longevity anymore other than getting your foot in the door in the first place.

Mel - it always astounds me how hard you have to fight for the few dollars you get compared to hoards of people who are scamming the system daily. It makes me very angry too. You are the kind of person I want to point to when the elephant party members start their drivel about not supporting welfare bums.

And I am so sick of these ignoramouses who cannot think for themselves other than to mimick stupid and disgusting names to disrepsect our current president. I don't see them doing anything to positively change this country - they fight every initiative the other party suggests, badmouth others, brainwash and bully their "supporters" and the biggest thing that gets my gall is how they all talk about God and family and then it comes out in the news how they want open marriages, have had long term affairs with women and men or have come by their money by exploiting others - soooo Christian, eh? The Democrats may not be perfect but these hypocritical Republicans and their sheeple followers are no better. Ok, end of rant.

Shad - glad you're home, you sound very tired. Hope you have a nice weekend to recharge the batteries.

Laura - chicken pot pies :hungry: a once a year indulgence because the pastry is soooo good and that's what bumps up all the calories - otherwise it's just chicken ala king :lol: Have you considered doing some yoga (stretches) for your back and neck pains? I know you prefer the more active cardio but it might help pull out some of the tightness?

Ceejay - have a good time with your family this weekend.

Been off the b/p meds almost a week - still have this throat tickle. :mad: Not sure what to do. The only thing that helps is Actifed which they don't make any more. In fact when I was picking up my meds, a lady came into the pharmacy asking for it. I have a few expired pills I am hanging on to for worst case situations - they still work better than anything on the counter now.

Anyway I'd better get off the computer and get busy. Have a good Friday ladies.

ceejay52
03-16-2012, 07:40 PM
I'm getting a lot minor stuff done today.

It's a beautiful day. I should have been outside but don't dare with all things in bloom.

Happy
Good that the pharmacy has agreed to take back one of the rx's. I agree that Actifed was a good product. I keep that "tickle" in my throat all year around due to drainage. I have both indoor outdoor type allergies. It has gotten some better since I've switched laundry detergents from Gain to Tide non allergen. I'm also wondering about the food.

Laura
Yum on the chicken pot pie. I've found Mrs. Calendar's pot pies to be good for store bought stuff. It can be microwaved too.

Mel
Has the inspector been there yet? Thanks for trying to calm down the seniors.

MELODY525
03-17-2012, 11:18 AM
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HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY FRIENDS!
HAVE A HAPPY GREEN WEEKEND!

I ALMOST FORGOT ALL ABOUT IT TILL JEN MENTIONED IT LAST NIGHT.
THE SUN IS OUT AND IT'S WINDY. I OPENED A WINDOW JUST TO WAKE UP!
JEN & I DID NOT GET PICKED FOR THE INSPECTION LOITTERY AND THE GUY WAS FAST.
THE BLDG FAILED ON THE EXACT SAME STUFF I SAID WAS WRONG. SIGH.
NO ONE LISTENS. AND WE FAILED AN ELEVATOR.
IT BROKE DOWN JUST LIKE I SAID IT WOULD. ANOTHER SIGH.
WE COULD HAVE GOTTEN A MUCH BETTER SCORE.
BUT I WAS GOOD AND MINDED MY OWN BUSINESS...EVEN IF I DID KEEP AN EAR TO THE GROUND:rofl:

NOTHING NEW AND JUST GOING TO LOUNGE AROUND FOR 2 DAYS.
I AM A LITTLE TIRED FROM THE WEEK. HARD TO FIND A HAPPY MEDIUM BETWEEN LOW GEAR AND SPEEDY GONZALEZ:scooter:

:drinkup:HAVE A GREAT DAY.:irish:







:luck2you:CEEJAY......I WAS OUT FOR A BIT AFTER THE GUY LEFT. IT WAS GORGEOUS BUT THE TREES ARE A KILLER. WILL WE MAKE IT THRU SPRING??? :lol3: HOPE YOUR WEEKEND IS UNEVENTFUL AT WORK!




:cupgold:HAPPY.......HOPE YOU GOT OUTSIDE YESTERDAY.
IT WAS GORGEOUS. VERY GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE DRUG.
AT LEAST ONE LESS....TOO BAD NOT THE OTHER ONE TOO.
HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND IN THE WOODS!!




:patrick:LAURA......HOPE THE ACHES SUBSIDE OVER THE WEEKEND.
DON'T DO ANYTHINGTO GET MORE OF THEM :lol3:
I CAN'T SEEM TO GET THE SHOULDER TO STOP.
COULD IT BE BECAUSE OF THE COMPUTER HOURS???:rofl:
HOW WAS THE DINNER AND THE TREES??
HAVE FUN MAKING PLANS WITH MOM:hug:






:goldpot:MICHELLE.....HOPE DH IS FEELING BETTER AND YOU GT THE HELP YOU NEED WITH THE WOMAN COMING. GREAT IDEA TO GET THE HELP.
ENJOY THE WEEKEND WITH THE DH. :hug:




:wave: WAVING GOODBYE TO ANNIE!!! HAVE A SUPER TIME:beach:

:wave: HELLOOOOO SHADDIE!! HOPE THE WEEKEND FOR YOU HOLDS SOLITUDE AND PEACEFULNESS!!:drinkup:

MELODY525
03-17-2012, 12:55 PM
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Laura705
03-17-2012, 02:27 PM
Okay, the morning is gone. I moved a long table into the home office with the intent of going through some papers, but ended up doing a spreadsheet log of all our gift cards - with $ amount and expiration. Actually, it doesn't seem that any of those have expirations. We have a lot of gift cards!:carrot: And I still haven't done a list of those that are just mine...Anyway, that all started with the question "do we still have a Williams Sonoma gift card?" The answer is yes, and there's almost $60 left on it! :)

A gorgeous day out there!! We're on our way to breaking the temp record for the 4th day in a row! :sunny:

Our tree work isn't done - they still haven't finished the tree removal, let alone the shrub removal and other tree trimming. They needed to replace parts on their chain saws (thanks to our hard oak tree, lol), so they couldn't come back today. They said they'd come back tomorrow, but we're not too keen on having them out on a Sunday. I think bf told them to come back Monday.

Attaching before and after photos. Have a good day everyone!

diyana
03-17-2012, 03:07 PM
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!

I'm pretty tired. I've been cleaning/decluttering since 8 am (occasionally taking breaks when my back demanded it - like right now). The house cleaner arrived at 10 am and is just finishing up now. She did a great job! I told her I will bring her back in about a month to help with cleaning for DMIL's visit.

DH is quite sore and tired today. Yet he wants to run a couple errands with me. :dunno: I think he's just stir crazy after being laid up for so long. I told him he'll have to use the scooter carts at the store.

I hope you all are having a good St. Patty's Day.

love,

ceejay52
03-17-2012, 10:37 PM
My get together with sister's family is not till July but I'm already looking forward to it.

Went to Paragould today. My cousins were in Paragould to visit with their mom. We had a good visit.

Helped my uncle back up his computer. He hasn't been defragmenting nor cleaning his computer like I told him too. So we did that. I didn't get home till after 5 p.m. He doesn't have much space left on his computer either.
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Michelle
DH must be feeling better. Did he do okay running errands with you? Doesn't it feel good to have your house cleaned and decluttered. Mine looks good too. Now to keep it that way.

Mel
They should learn to listen to you. But I'm proud that you stayed out of their way.

Laura
Your yard is going to look a lot different.

ceejay52
03-17-2012, 10:40 PM
Happy Saint Patrick's day. did you wear green?

Hotcupojava
03-17-2012, 10:59 PM
An Italian, redneck, turtle, hopped up on caffeine, checking in on St Patrick's Day. A waddling contradiction, eh? I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I sat in some glorious sunshine today and tried to burn the relapsing cold/flu out of my system. I may have also succeeded in getting a bit too much sun. Maybe not. This olive oily skin tends to soak up burns and turn them brown, we'll see. I took my turtle, Stinky out for some rays and berries and he/she enjoyed it as well. I hope you're all doing splendid.

Obviously, with a name like Padovini, I'm not Irish, but here's a good luck wish ta ya now.....

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each day and each night.

:kissluck:

MELODY525
03-18-2012, 10:25 AM
LAURA......JUST LOOKING AT ALL THE LAWN & TREES MADE ME FEEL GOOD.
I MISS SEEING GREEN STUFF!! THANKS FOR THE PICS.
CITY DWELLING IS DEPRESSING!!:rofl:
HAVE FUN SPENDING THE GIFT CARDS!!
BUT WATCH THE HIDDEN CHARGES.....I ONCE LOST $80 ON A $150 CARD:cry: AMERICAN EXPRESS. YUCK!





CEEJAY....GOOD OF YOU TO HELP THE UNCLE WITH HIS COMPUTER.
MUCH THAT I LEARNED WAS OVER THE PHONE WITH SHAD LONG DISTANCE! :lol3:
WAS NICE THAT YOU GOT TO VISIT WITH THE COUSINS TOO.
I FORGOT TO WEAR GREEN!
YOU WILL HAVE SOMETHING NICE TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN JULY.





MICHELLE.......HOPE DH DID OK WHILE YOU GUYS WERE OUTDOORS.
GET SOME REST TODAY FOR THE COMING WEEK :hug:




MARY......Hope the sun worked it's wonders on the flu cold.
Sorry to hear you don't feel well. Had a laugh at Stinky....did her get a tan too??
A WISH SENT BACK TO YOU...............
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ceejay52
03-18-2012, 11:06 AM
Morning

Java Turtle
Good that you are checking in more. Hope you didn't sun/wind burn.

Mel
Love the poem.

happy2bme
03-18-2012, 12:58 PM
good morning all,

it's a beautiful day out there. Warm enough to sit on the deck and enjoy coffee. However the house is a mess. I have pulled some boxes in and DH spent all day yesterday trying to install the new dishwasher. Each unit has slightly different parts so he had to go to the store several times picking up things as he went along. Left this morning to go pick up a hose extension - the hose he had was literally just 2 inches too short to hook up. I was trying to work around him doing my thing but clutter is everywhere. He called it quits at 6 last night - we went out in search of a sandwich since I wasn't able to use the sink or kitchen to prepare a decent meal. We don't have too many options in town and the place we were thinking of closed early for some reason. So we got McD's. Big mistake - I woke up a couple of times last night coughing from this Nexium I'm taking and I also noticed my joints were really aching too - that I have figured out is from eating the junk food. Got my blood tests back and my cholesterol is at 252 - way too high for me, although my HDL and triglicerides are in a very good range. I think I'm going to give the WW online program one more try.

Good to hear that everyone is out enjoying the sunshine. It's invigorating, isn't it?

That's quite a big tree you are losing Laura, guess you will have some sun now, won't you. As long as it's not the strong west sun which really heats things up. That's alot of gift cards if you have to catalog them :lol: Either that or you are slow to buy stuff. I'd be afraid I'd forget I had them or they'd expire which would really make me upset.

Hope you all had a nice St. Patrick's Day if you are into celebrating it.

Think I'm going to go make me a quick egg and some toast before DH gets back. Happy Sunday all.

Shad
03-18-2012, 06:47 PM
Morning all,
MIA again I see. Don't know where the weekend went. A lot of it was in sleep I think. Yesterday an old friend came to visit and we gasbagged for about 3 or 4 hours and drank some wine, ate some cheese and pate and also some Italian biscuits her mother had cooked. My friend is Sicilian or rather of Sicilian descent. She is tiny and vibrant. We always used to joke that Tina didn't carry around the usual violin case. Hers was a Cello case. Poor Tina has just had a kidney removed and she is still coming to terms with the fact that she nearly lost her life.

Java Turtle - good to see you back and out in the sun again

Ceejay - wish we could tell people how important it is to back up the computer regularly. People have lost all their business records by not doing this from time to time.

Laura - big tree for a yard. Does this mean you won't have to rake up as many leaves come next autumn?

Mel - sounds like you are yearning for a bit of countryside time. Some green and some beach stuff. Happy St Paddy day to you as well.

Happy - Sounds like things were happening at your joint this weekend. Hope you get all hooked up and going soon. What breed did you end up getting?

Annie's off on holiday. Hope you have a good time friend.

Michelle - good to hear that the de-clutter and clean went well. You will notice the difference in dust and stuff now. Hope it works for DH and that he (and you) were wearing dust masks at the time.

Back to Blackwater today. I go out just after lunch. They were due to get heavy rains yesterday. I wonder whether that came about and what I need to look out for driving out there - better watch the weather channel for a bit.

Anyway, gotta go. The day will get away on me if I am not careful.

Laura705
03-18-2012, 09:09 PM
Hello all.

Happy - Sorry you can't get rid of that throat tickle. And what an unexpected reaction to McD's! I always regret eating it, but still do. I do try to avoid their burgers now - I don't want to know what else in in them besides beef. Well, unfortunately, that tree we removed did protect the house from the western exposure to the sun. It'll be interesting to see how hot it gets in the summer. Been cautious about stretching my neck/back because of the shoulder blade muscle pull. As of today, the shoulder blade feels okay and the soreness in the neck/upper back is only upon awakening and fades as the day goes along and when I do some gentle stretching. Congrats re the dishwasher - saw on fb that it was doing its thing, and quietly.

Ceejay - I almost bought a frozen pot pie at the store today, but I resisted. They are just too unhealthy to eat very often. I'm glad you had a nice visit in Paragould. Ugh, so much maintenance with computers. I'm glad bf takes care of ours. Re St. Paddy's Day - I wore green to dinner on Friday, but not on Sat.

Mel - Glad you didn't have to have the inspection, but I'm sure you would have been okay anyway. Too bad they didn't listen to you about the fixes needed for the building. I hope you find a happy medium for yourself!! :yes: It seems the only gift cards that expire or start to lose $$ value are the credit card ones. My SIL tends to give me those. Yes, very flexible, but one has to be careful. And I don't use mine quickly, so I better check mine SOON!

Michelle - I hope DH is feeling okay and did alright on the errand/shopping trip. I'm sure he's thoroughly sick of doing nothing, but hope he was able to use a cart and didn't get overtired. Yay for the decluttering and cleaning!!

Mary - I'm enjoying this warm weather too! I can't believe it's March!!! Thanks for the good luck wish. :) LOL, Stinky sunbathed too.

Shad - Sounds like you had a good catch-up with your friend. Yeh, hopefully one less tree = less leaves this fall!! I hope the roads aren't flooded in Blackwater! Safe travels. :)

Annie - Hope you're having a good drive and enjoying your vacation!!!
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The steak dinner on Friday was delicious (Ruth's Chris, so it was buttery!). Bf, however, believes the ones from the butcher are equally tasty, so our next steak will be DIY on the grill.

Lunch Saturday was corned beef for bf and chicken wings for me, lol, but I did drink a beer (two actually) in honor of St. Paddy's Day. Followed by a DQ cone, and after that was a long dog walk by the creek.

Went to Walmart this morning with a long list. Result: large tab. And we still need some stuff that WM doesn't have - Zesta saltine crackers, for instance. And we'll get the good EVOO (as Rachel Ray would say) at our Italian market.

Today was lunch at the Greek restaurant w/ bf and his mum. Bread, saganaki, egg-lemon soup, and macadamia-crusted tilapia - Yummy.

Took a dog walk around the neighborhood and then spent some time in the backyard reading and enjoying yet another beautiful day. Doggy & I returned from the dog walk to find that bf had set up his hammock, LOL. After 7 pm now and he's still out there!! I think we're breaking another temp record...

E-mailed my friend to ask where she bought her buckwheat pillow. From my reading online, it's important to get one in which the hulls have been properly cleaned/sanitized so they don't cause allergy problems. Also good to have a cover with a zipper, and to have it come overfilled so that some can be removed if needed.

Enough of my rambling. I think I'm going to pull out my personal gift cards and check their balances and expiry dates - thanks Mel for the warning.

Have a good evening/day everyone!!

ceejay52
03-19-2012, 09:33 AM
Morning
Just a quick note as I'm at work.
I hope that the storms moving in across Tx doesn't get here until I get home tonight. My co-worker has jury duty this week.

MELODY525
03-19-2012, 09:42 AM
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"WHO ATE MY BREAKFAST!!!"





MORNING CHICKS:cofdate:
SLOW & QUIET DAY YESTERDAY.
NOT EVEN A SMOKE ALARM.
NO CALLS & NO KNOCKS ON THE DOOR.
IT WAS AN AMAZING & RESTFUL DAY:beach:
STAYING UPSTAIRS TODAY AS WELL.
OFFICE WILL BE NUTS THIS WEEK CAUSE THE MEETINGS ARE ON THURSDAY.
WOKE UP LATE & IT'S PAST TIME FOR BREAKFAST.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.





CEEJAY....HOPE THE WEEKEND WAS A GOOD ONE.




HAPPY.....HOP THE DH CAN GET THE WASHER SORTED OUT.
YOU'LL NEED NEXIUM WITH MxD'S!!!! AS MUCH AS I LOVE THEM TOO!!
GOOD LUCK WITH THE RAISED TEST NUMBERS. GOD KNOWS WHERE MINE ARE.
ENJOY THE NEW WASHER!!





LAURA......WITH THE AMEX CARD, I WENT TO A BOOKSTORE AND BOUGHT ABOUT $150 WORTH OF BOOKS AND SOME GIFTS.
IT WAS NEAR CHRISTMAS. THE LINES WERE HUGE.
THE CASHIER RANG IT UP AND GAVE ME A BIG BALANCE DUE.
I WAS LIKE WHAT?!?!
SHE TOLD ME IT HAD GONE PAST THE DATE & CHARGES WERE TAKEN OFF.
I WAS SO EMBARASSED I USED MY DEBIT CARD FOR THE BALANCE!
NEEDLESS TO SAY WE ATE A LOT OF SPAGHETTI THAT MONTH :faint:
BUT I COULD HEAR THE SIGH OF RELIEF FROM THE CROWD BEHIND ME!!!
HOPE THE REST OF THE LANDSCAPOING GOES WELL.
I AM DROOLING OVER THE STEAK DINNER! BUTTERY? YUM!!!:drool:




SHAD........SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT TINA LOSING A KIDNEY.
THAT MUST HAVE BEEN A SHOCK FOR HER.
TOUGH WHEN YOU FIND OUT YOU'RE VULNERABLE.
I AM GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD VISIT THOUGH AND GOT SOME MUCH NEEDED REST.
HOPE YOUR WEEK AT THE MINE GOES WELL:hug:

MELODY525
03-19-2012, 09:43 AM
Ceejay.....you Little Sneak!!! Good Luck This Week While The Coworker Is On Jury Duty. Yuck!! Hope The Storms Miss You Too!!

happy2bme
03-19-2012, 12:51 PM
Happy Monday ladies,

It's off to the grocery store for me soon. Gotta make a menu and list first. Still nice outside but some rain moving in. I wouldn't mind hearing some thunder.

Cute little chickie there Mel. You find some neat pictures. I guess I missed something but what did the building inspection mean in terms of everyone getting riled up? Stuff that needed to be repaired and no money in the budget? I'm glad you had a quiet evening. Are you shopping this week?

Ceejay - I peeked at the weather by you - doesn't look like the Texas storms will move out your way so maybe you'll be ok.

Michelle - hope DH is feeling better. I can imagine how antsy he must be feeling run down for so long. And the nice weather makes one want to run out and get busy too. At least he got out with you.

Laura - ooh boy - lost a west facing tree? Our kitchen patio faced west in AH and that room would heat up well over 20 degrees with the west sun. It was awful. Get some good drapes :lol: Yum on the Ruth Cris dinner. Expensive, yes but so very good. :T Not so sure I'd agree with the BF about home steaks but at home certainly easier to justify ;) I liked their creamed spinach too. And you had egg lemon soup too????? Oh I'm so jealous. I haven't had a good bowl of that in probably 20 years since I worked on the southwest side of downtown where we had this wonderful Greek restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Best soup in the world! I tried to make it a few times but just doesn't come out right. I guess I have to live vicariously through you :rofl:

Shad - sorry to hear about your friend - that's quite a health scare to deal with. Glad she doesn't have to be on dialysis. It's nice that you were able to visit and have a few laughs. You needed some down time. The dishwasher brand we got was Bosch - it's a German brand. The racks are a bit different than I am used to - I had a hard time placing the small (1 cup) serving bowls I sometimes use for dipping and such. Have to take another look at the manual (well written I must say) and study the proper way of loading dishes. It does a nice job of cleaning and is whisper quiet. You barely know it's on. My only issue and I know that is true of all washers now, is that it doesn't completely dry the interior out. And that's because being energy efficient, it doesn't heat up to the intensity of the old ones. Guess that is better for the dishes too. They are still hot when finished but my old washer you would burn your hands if you tried to take them out immediately when the cycle completed.

Annie - hope you had a good drive and are having great beach weather and enjoying yourself this week.

JavaTurtle - glad you got some sun. We are all deficient in vitamin D so it's good to get a little dose of it each day and breathe some fresh air into the lungs. Hope you didn't wake up sunburned today.

Well I ain't getting any younger here. Gotta make a menu, shopping list and take a shower before I get out of here. If I don't get a move on soon, I'll be getting back just in time to start dinner. Have a good Monday all. :wave:

ceejay52
03-19-2012, 01:18 PM
My boss/ friend keeps popping in and out this morning. He does this sometimes. Think he's a bit hyper today.

Mel
Had a good visiti with my cousins on Saturday.

Happy
A well written booklet for a washing machine. Hmmm, wonder if Shad had something to do with that!

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I've been seeing Olive Garden advertising chicken parmesean. Makes me hungry. That's one of my favorite meals.

diyana
03-19-2012, 05:47 PM
Hi ladies -

I'm really tired. Last night was a rough night for DH, and consequently a rough night for me. He was up from 10 pm until 3:30 am with coughing fits and shortness of breath. I told him over and over to get in the car so I could take him to the hospital, and he was being really stubborn and kept refusing to go.

This morning, we had a follow up appointment with the surgeon. His incision has healed nicely. He's still in a pain and he's not allowed to go back to work for at least another two weeks. The tests for fungus came back inconclusive so far, but the cultures could show more in another week. The one thing that did show up was a resistant strain of pneumonia...which is often best treated with months of steroids. We will know more when we see the pulmonologist next Friday. For now, I just hope we don't get any more nights like last night. I want my DH to be able to breathe. I don't think that's asking too much, is it?

Yesterday, I was still quite sore after cleaning, and a little sore today. I wish I could say I got all the decluttering done...but I didn't. However, the house does look a lot better. I'll keep it up by doing a little each weekend.

If this warm weather stays, I will likely need to fertilize the front lawn this coming weekend. It's supposed to stay in the upper 60s to mid 70s through Monday, and then get cooler by the end of the month.

Dang it, the time has gotten away from me. If DH doesn't need my help tonight, I'll try and do personals when I get home.

Much love and many hugs,

MELODY525
03-19-2012, 06:50 PM
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MELODY525
03-19-2012, 07:11 PM
:mad::mad::mad::mad: I LOST MY POST!!!:mad::mad::mad::mad:

ANYWAY....I AM GOING FOOD SHOPPING IN THE MORNING & WILL BE MIA.
JEN IS GETTING HER LIST TOGETHER TOO.
THE IRS WAS KIND ENOUGH TO PUT MY REFUND IN THE BANK ON FRIDAY! YIPPEE. I JUST FOUND IT. :carrot:
WE ARE GOING TO STOCK UP THE CLOSETS FOR THE SUMMER.
IT WILL SOON BE HERE AND JEN & RICHIE WILL BE GONE.
TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE 2 OF THEM UNTIL THEN.:devil:

WAS A GREAT DAY TODAY EXCEPT FOR SOC. SEC. AND THE MISSING CALL. Grrrrr GUESS THEY THINK I HAVE NOTHING BETTER THAN TO WAIT INDOORS AT THEIR BECK & CALL....LEFT A MESSAGE FOR HER SAYING...GONE SHOPPING!! ROFLMAO

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY TOMORROW. :sunny:




HAPPY....THE OLD FOLKS JUST GET NERVOUS THAT THE INSPECTORS WON'T LIKE THEIR CLEANING SKILLS OR THE SMELL OF THEIR APT.
PLUS IT THREW THEM OFF THAT WE HAD 2 INSPECTIONS BACK TO BACK. THEY HATE STRANGERS IN THE APARTMENTS.
MAINLY CAUSE THEY CANNOT HEAR OR SEE ALL THAT WELL. SAD.
HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD TIME SHOPPING. I COULD HAVE FAXED YOU MY LIST BUT THE POSTAGE WOULD HAVE BEEN A BIT MUCH FOR THE RETURN!:rofl: I LOVE A GOOD THUNDERSTORM. :rain:





CEEJAY....YUM!! CHICKEN PARMESAN!! I LOVE THAT AND CHICKEN MARSALA:drool: COUNT ME IN!!!
NOW I AM HUNGRY FOR FETTUCCINE ALFREDO!!! :hun:
GLAD THE WEEKEND VISIT WAS SO NICE.
MAYBE YOUR BOSS IS LONELY TODAY!! :lol3:



MICHELLE.....SEND THE DH ALL OUR BEST WISHES FOR GOOD TEST RESULTS. HOPING THEY CAN FIGURE THIS OUT WHEN THE CULTURES FINISH GROWING. RIGHT NOW I AM THANKFUL THAT I GOT PAST ALL THIS. HOPING MY MRI NEXT MONTH IS CLEAN AND NO BIOPSY NEEDED. hOPE YOU BOTH GET A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP. IN OUR STATE VIRUSES AND FLUS ARE RUNNING RAMPANT! BE CAREFUL!!

Shad
03-20-2012, 07:36 AM
Evening all,

Another long day almost at an end. I am supposed to be working 12-12 but my day here started at 10 today and I am leaving about 10 tonight. Tomorrow will be an 8.00am start but I doubt that I will finish before 9 or 10 at night. Training classes to be done that weren't budgeted for. Friday/ Saturday will both be 12 to 12 but Sunday will be a half day since I am flying home and having a couple of days off. Must remember to put in time sheets this week too, or I might not get paid next month.

Ceejay - Not one of my manuals. But since the product is German I would expect some fairly good manuals. If it was Chinese, there would be a problem.

Happy - glad you got the new washer in. The new ones are very quiet. It's all good. Hope you got the boxes sorted and put away forever.

Michelle - Poor DH. Hope you can get some answers on Friday and he can start to heal properly.

Oi - where's Patty gone????? Get back in here.

Mel - happy shopping. Hope you get everything on the list. Don't spend all of the refund at once.

Laura - Greek restaurant. Oh yum yum.

Well better go see if I can find a victim or two. Very quiet around here at the moment. It's piddling down again and the mud grows ever deeper. Remember that song - The Hippopotamus song:
Mud, mud, glorious mud
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood
So follow me follow, down to the hollow
And there let me wallow in glorious mud

Right off to chase the natives

MELODY525
03-20-2012, 08:52 AM
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HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!

Laura705
03-20-2012, 11:57 AM
Morning all.

Mel - What an embarassing story re the AMEX gift card not having the balance you expected! I think I told you about my experience not long ago w/ a Visa gift card (or "prepaid debit card" or some nonsense) that I'd earned through a marketing survey in which it had expired - boo!! I'm happy to report that the two AMEX gift cards I have do not expire, although they do have "good through" dates (well in the future) printed on them so that the stores can process them more easily. I think there was a huge backlash against expirations on gift cards several years back, and so it seems most don't have those anymore. Heck, the issuers still make a killing off them because so many go unused or become lost. Have a good shopping trip today!! Yay for your tax refund! :yay: I better get on the ball and get my taxes filed! :yes:

Happy - Hope the shopping trip went well. I sure do enjoy the variety and quality of food we have here. Like you, my mother tried to replicate a favorite food of hers (egg foo yung) because the way they make it in her town is not at all the same. Not the same, but better than the local version. I'll probably try to somehow bring some to her when I visit. Just don't know how... Our DW is a Miele and I think that's German too and it's super quiet and has been a great machine for many years now. Hope yours is like that.

Michelle - Sorry DH had such a bad night last night. :( I hope he has a better night tonight. So I wonder if it's the pneumonia causing all this sickness? I hope you are less sore today. Don't worry about the lawn (or personals either!), just take care of dh and YOU!! :hug:

Ceejay - Mmmm, just love Italian food. I remember having lunch at the OG - soup, salad & breadsticks. :hun:

Shad - Gosh those are long work days!! Definitely make those time sheets a priority!!! I like the Hippo song. :) :)
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Another warm day today. Still breaking records. It's going to be very difficult if we end up going back to "normal" weather any time soon.

Tree work update - the maple tree in our backyard went the way of the oak in front - completely removed. Somehow it doesn't surprise me because bf so wanted that thing gone and hearing from the landscape guy that it wasn't up to snuff and needed treatments or removal was all he needed. I will now expect complete and total silence about any other major work to be done to the landscaping and will not tolerate any complaints about leaf raking. Poor doggy, day 3 of all this racket is today. I hope they finally finish all this work. I dont' know how they made any money on this job...

Pilates class was fine. Such a far cry from my Wed. night instructor!!

That's about it for me. Toodles.

happy2bme
03-20-2012, 01:22 PM
Hi all,

Quick post for me - I forgot that I signed up at the library for a free e-book seminar today and I am totally behind :yikes:

Mel - loved your spring chickens :rofl: been a while since I heard that phrase. Happy Spring to everyone! of course with the weather we've been having, it seems like spring came a while back.

Shad - what's this about having to stay late for classes not budgeted? It amazes me how with darn near every implementation they always "forget / ignore" the training that is so necessary :rolleyes: And you must suffer the long days (and I imagine lack of attention from the students staying just as late)

Laura - do you have any trees left? Is the oak the one that produces those dreaded "helicopter" seed pods? And I would agree with you regarding the food - you have the greatest choice of restaurants and grocery stores in all the greater city area.

Michelle - poor DH is one very very sick puppy. :hug: I hope he got a good night's rest and so did you. His illness makes bronchitis almost a walk in the park not to make light of anything but bronchitis and asthma attacks are about the worst I can personally relate to of lung troubles so I can't imagine how badly the poor guy is feeling. :( And it seems hard to fight it too. Sending prayers your way every night.

Ceejay - I don't know who makes the Olive Garden commercials but without fail, every single one I've ever seen has made me want to run over there and order whatever their latest special is. :hungry: :T No worries now, I think the closest Olive Garden is in Duluth an hour and a half away :lol:

I hope Annie is not affected by the weather down by the Gulf coast. She so deserves a nice vacation.

Hellos to Patty and Mary :wave: I'm off to get ready for the library. Oops better charge up the Kindle first...

ceejay52
03-20-2012, 04:23 PM
It's a gorgeous Spring day here in the South and I'm stuck inside. The radar is showing some rain in parts of the state.
Nothing else to report.

Happy
The good thing about OG is that the nearest one by me is in Jonesboro.The e-book seminar sounds interestint. Is it like a book club?

Mel
Love the "spring chickens".

Laura
Better that a sick tree is cut than to have it land on someone's roof or power line in the future. Will you replant any tree's, shrubs in the future?

Hello's to Shad, Mary and Patty. I'll try to get back later. The internet at work is coming and going today. Why, I don't know.

MELODY525
03-20-2012, 08:14 PM
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SHAD.....PLEASE NOTE WHO MADE THIS CARTOON....HOPE YOU CAN READ IT.
I GOOGLED THE SONG AND FOUND THIS PICTURE!! ROFLMAZZOFF!! T
OO FUNNY. BUT NO....I NEVER HEARD OF THE SONG.
THERE IS ALSO ONE ABOUT WANTING A HIPPO FOR CHRISTMAS:rudolph:
SO IF THAT POST WAS A HINT FOR DECEMBER LET ME KNOW :rofl: :rofl:
NOT SURE I CAN AFFORD THE POSTAGE FOR THE GREY FELLOW!
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HOPE YOUR DAYS GO BY SWIFTLY. THEY CERTAINLY ARE VERY LONG ONES AND LOTS OF THEM!! ALMOST MAKING ME FEEL GUILTY BEING SO "RETIRED" OVER HERE:beach: I
WILL SEND YOU LOTS OF GOOD THOUGHTS FOR STRENGTH & PATIENCE TO SEE YOU THRU!!:hug:







LAURA....GAVE ME A GOOD LAUGH TONITE WITH THE BF VS LEAF RAKING. :lol3: :lol3:
CRACKING UP OVER HERE. TOO BAD ABOUT THE TREE. LOTS OF THEM SEEM TO BE DISEASED.
I HAD NO IDEA IT COST SO MUCH TO "MEDICATE" THEM TILL OUR TOWN HAD SOME PROBLEMS. THE WEATHER HERE IS GORGEOUS AND I HOPE POOR DOGGIE GETS A PEACE FILLED DAY!!
I CAN IMAGINE THE BUZZ SAW NOISE! YIKES!!!
YES THE GIFT CARD COMPANIES WERE CRACKED DOWN ON BY THE GOVT I THINK. MY CARD FIASCO WAS A FEW YEARS AGO NOW I THINK OF IT!!:rofl: SENILITY.







HAPPY....HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD TIME AT THE SEMINAR. I COULD USE ONE OF THOSE SEMINARS. MAYBE SOMEDAY WHEN I GET A KINDLE. BEEN THINKING OF IT. DID THEY TEACH YOU HOW TO GET THEM LOADED AND SUCH??? CURIOUS NOW!! FRIENDS HAVE THE IPAD AND LOVE IT. SAW ONE OF THEIRS TODAY $700!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:faint:





CEEJAY......GOTTA LOVE ALL THIS SPRING WEATHER. SORRY YOU WERE STUCK INDOORS. HOPE YOU GET SOME FRESH AIR SOON!!:hug:






:cofdate: SITTING HERE AND READY FOR BED.
BEEN A LONG DAY FOR SURE. I STOPPED IN THE OFFICE TO DO HOSPITAL CARDS FOR THE SENIORS AND PHOTO COPY STUFF AHEAD OF TIME FOR THE GOVT.
NEVER FOOKING ENDING STORY:tantrum:

THE STORE HAD A GOOD SALE ON CHICKEN BREASTS AND SOME OTHER STUFF.
WE ARE READY FOR A BLIZZARD SHOULD MOTHER NATURE DECIDE TO GO NUTS!!:snowball:
JEN WAS FREAKING OUT AS I TOSSED ITEMS INTO THE CART.
I TOLD HER TO RELAX & LIVE A LITTLE.
WE NEVER REALLY GOT TO CELEBRATE EITHER OF OUR BIRTHDAYS SO.......:hb:........
WE MADE UP FOR IT TODAY.

HAD A GOOD DAY TOGETHER AND SHE MADE CHICKEN CUTLETS. YUMMY AND MOIST.
WE ARE BOTH EXHAUSTED. SHE CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW I CAN STAY UP LATER THAN SHE DOES.
COULD BE CAUSE I AM ON 4 WHEELS?!?!?!:scooter:HELLOOOOOO!

TOOK A SHOWER AND GOT INTO JAMMIES. I AM TIRED NOW AND READY FOR SOME TV.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT I HAD THE A/C ON LAST NIGHT. OF COURSE THE THERMOSTAT WAS ALMOST TURNED OFF BUT I SLEPT MUCH BETTER. GUESS THE DR IS RIGHT.
THE NURSE CALLED WITH INFO FROM HIM. ABSOLUTELY NO SALT IN CANNED OR FROZEN VEGGIES, ETC. GUESS THE CORNED BEEF DIDN'T HELP!:rofl:
ALL MEALS FROM SCRATCH AND SEE IF THE FEET GO DOWN. :crossed:
NOTHING ELSE NEW HERE. JUST A GREAT DAY IN NJ:sunny:

PS....I AM THINKING I MIGHT POST AT NIGHT. I WASTE TOO MUCH TIME ON THE COMPUTER IN THE MORNING WHEN I FEEL MY STRONGEST. I TRIED THIS ONCE BEFORE BUT I THINK I REALLY NEED TO STICK TO IT NOW. IT'S JUST SO HARD TO BREAK HABITS!!!

Shad
03-21-2012, 12:00 AM
Afternoon all,
Back in the office again. There was supposed to be torrential rain all night and all day. Well they were right about the torrential on my way to the mine this morning. Ended up leaving the car at the Admin office and cadging a lift with one of the mine boys out to the training room. The purple people eater that I am driving is only a few inches off the ground and was having problems with potholes. It would never survive in the mud out here. Fortunately the rain appears to have stopped for the time being. Hopefully it will mean that the creeks stay down and I can get back to the motel tonight.

Last night driving home in the rain and the dark, a little creature about mid cat size but looking like a rat with a pointy nose and long skinny tail ran out in front of the car. I did hit it, but it wasn't a big thud and I certainly didn't run over it so I hope it is okay. I checked out google today and think it might have been a bandicoot which is unfortunately on the endangered list. I really hope I didn't do it any harm. It wasn't there when I got out to look for it so maybe it did get away.

Mel - if the spring chickens graphic is a picture of us, that must be Annie on the left since it is so tall and maybe Laura on the right since she is not short either. Don't know which of the rest of us is the one in the middle.
Kindles are great. They don't have all the functionality of the i-Pad but are less than half the cost. You can buy from Amazon, but a friend is going to show me how to download books from my computer to the Kindle which he says will be cheaper and easier to use. I still get a bit confused with the Kindle but mostly it is real simple.
Yes I managed to read the cartoon legend - well actually I copied it, put it on a word page and expanded it. It was easy then. Oh and while I think of it, I have sent you an envelope - large one. Darn US Postal system are now charging people to send you mail from overseas. The tax was more than the envelope and its contents was worth.

Laura - you might expect, but will you get??? Never seems to work that way for me.

Happy - I came up here to work from 12pm to 12am to help out the guys in the field. Now I am landed with two more training classes which I had to prepare, and run in two days. I think they will expect me to do some more as well. So I am not over with the workshop boys, instead I am printing doco, thinking up excuses, trying to instill knowledge into heads that have already had the knowledge stuck in there once before, but which came unstuck and needed reprogramming. I refuse to work more than 12 hour days anymore, and since it takes me nearly an hour to get out here and another one to get back, then I'm doing 14 hours again.

Ceejay, the radar is showing big black spots all over the Central Highlands and coalfields. I only hope that they are wrong AGAIN

I guess it is time to go and rouse up a few of the inmates and get cracking on dealing with the day to day problems. These will be plant maintenance problems at least. This morning my brain has been busy explaining purchasing and inventory data and explaining the ins and outs of Material Masters, requisitions, approval limits and shopping trolleys to men. Still they seemed happy at the end of it, so I won't complain.

Back later

MELODY525
03-21-2012, 12:06 PM
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SHAD....I FOUND YOUR BANDICOOT AND HE IS FINE!
BUT ALL KIDDING ASIDE....THAT MUST HAVE BEEN A SHOCK.
SILLY ANIMALS DO KEEP RUNNING OUT IN FRONT OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
DON'T THEY KNOW HUMANS OWN THE ROADS NOW?
REMINDS ME OF MYSELF WHEN I AM NOT PAYING ATTENTION ON MY RIDES.
ONLY IN MY CASE I AM THE BANDICOOT!:yikes:
HOPE YOUR AREA DRIES OUT A BIT BUT THEN DROUGHTS ARE A PAIN WITH FIRES.
MAYBE YOU CAN TAKE A BLOKE TO THE MOTEL....I MEAN GET A RIDE BACK TO THE MOTEL:belly:
I COULDN'T FIND ANY CHICKS IN A CHAIR....JUST 3 FAT ONES:rofl:
HAVE A GREAT MORNING!:sunny:




:cofdate; HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY EVERYONE.
JEN AND I SCHEDULED A LIE IN AND THEN A TOTAL REST DAY.
BOTH OF US WERE TUCKERED OUT THIS MORNING.
MOSTLY SINUS PROBLEMS AND LUGGING GROCERIES.
WE MISS WILLY. HE'S NOT THE BUS DRIVER FOR FOOD SHOPPING ANYMORE.
IT GOT CHANGED TO THIS OTHER DING BAT!:dizzy:
ANYWAY....GOTTA GO WITH THE FLOW.
LOTS OF TV TODAY AND I MADE DINNER ALREADY.
A TURKEY MEATLOAF, GRAVY & PRE-MASHED TATERS.
THEY CAN NUKE THEIR OWN VEGGIES.:hun:
HUNGRY JUST SMELLING IT. :D
HAVE A SUPER DUPER DAY:encore:

ceejay52
03-21-2012, 02:01 PM
Mel
Thanks for googling the bandicoot. Have never seen those before.
The rest day sounds good. Wish I could get one of those soon.

Shad
Good for you in opting to park the vehicle and catch a ride with one of the other guys. That's all we'd need is you stuck in the mud up to your knees.
Be sure and wear the boots.

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The rain is getting closer. Debating on going to Jonesboro dr tomorrow. I do want to keep an eye on the cholesterol hdl and see if the different dosage is working better for the thyroid and to see if taking the b12 orally is doing it's job. We're supposed to get between 2-5 inches. We are ready water logged. Guess I'll play the wait and see game.
Had to prioritize last night to get things done before 10 p.m. but I did it.

Laura705
03-21-2012, 03:13 PM
Hey everybody.

Happy – How was the e-book seminar? Hope you learned a lot. We still have a very large oak tree in the back yard, and we also have an ash tree in front on our parkway. Oak trees have acorns. It was the maple that had the helicopter thingies. Won’t miss those at all. Even though we eventually bought gutter covers, the helicopters would still accumulate in the valleys of our roof and need to be removed.

Ceejay – We had a nice day here yesterday and I was stuck inside all day too. I had a lunchtime seminar and didn’t get outside at lunch. Boo. But now my allergies are kicking in due to all the stuff that’s blossoming and blooming. My sinuses are fine thanks to my daily allergy med, but my eyes have been watering – and the wind sure doesn’t help. Re planting new landscaping…in the front where we removed some shrubs from the side, we will need to seed for grass. Over the past couple years we replaced some shrubs directly in front of the house (that we’d killed) with very small shrubs (to save money). Now that the shrubs will get more sun, I’d like to see how they grow and how colorful they will get. (When they are in the shade, the coloring is muted.) I’m sure bf has other ideas, but I’d like to wait. Be careful if you decide to go to the doc – that’s a lot of rain being forecast!

Mel – The tree guys finally finished yesterday at around 7-ish, so we’re all happy we’ll have quiet again, and doggy is happy that he gets his yard back!! Glad your cupboards are stocked now! With the weather being warm and it not cooling off much at night lately, it’s been tempting to turn on the AC, but we’ve managed okay with the ceiling fan.

Shad – I hope you’ve been able to commute safely with all the rain out there, and it would be nice if the weathermen were wrong about more being on the way. Maybe the bandicoot got away unharmed! They might not be endangered if they’d just stay away from cars, LOL.

Hellos to Michelle, Annie, Mary & Patty!! :wave:
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So glad the tree guys are done!!! But now there’s a whole lot (more) of bare dirt to do something with. Not where the trees came out – they ground the stumps and then spread soil and grass seed there. It’s where the bushes were removed, and the strip of land right next to it where grass didn’t grow because the bushes shaded it too much. So we need to work on seeding that. There’s a bit of a slope in that spot, so when it rains, some soil always ends up on the sidewalk. Have to get some grass growing there pronto. Might have been smart to keep some of the sawdust the tree guys produced to cover the seed!

Didn’t do much of anything last night except take doggy for a walk. I had over 10,000 steps yesterday.

My friend gave me the website where she bought her buckwheat pillows, so I’ll order a pillow for myself soon. I now have another thing to buy – I broke my sunglasses over the weekend and need to replace them. I guess that was a blessing because I really didn’t like them much. :D This time I’ll hopefully get a pair that fits into a protective case so they don’t get damaged being crammed into my purse (which is how the last pair met their end)!

I started this post this morning and then got interrupted, so I better get it posted now before it happens again. Toodles.
:flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1:
:flow1::flow1::flow1:

diyana
03-21-2012, 03:14 PM
Hi everyone -

Not much new...DH is the same...hopefully we'll learn more at the appointment with the pulmonologist tomorrow.

Work isn't going great...lots of crap rolling down hill my way. Suffice to say...I need to keep my ressie updated.

As if I didn't have enough stress going on with DH's health...now I've got the possibility of having to look for a new job looming.

I heard a great quote yesterday..."Sometimes technology gives you a hand...other times it just gives you the finger!" I think life in general is pretty much giving me the finger right now.

Love and hugs to all,

Laura705
03-21-2012, 03:22 PM
Michelle - Hoping the pulmonologist can tell you what's going on, and more importantly, how to get dh on the road back to health!!

Sorry about the trouble at work. It doesn't sound good if a job hunt is in the offing. :hug: Timing couldn't be worse either. Double stress. :( I do like that quote though...and it does seem that way for you lately. Hang in there girl. :hug:

ceejay52
03-21-2012, 05:53 PM
Michelle
Sending good vibes to both you and dh. A :hug: couldn't help.

Laura
Looks like there's going to be some yard work in the near future.

Shad
03-21-2012, 11:07 PM
AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH

I am off down the river to wallow in mud. It's got to be better than trying to reason with some of the adults I am working with.

Why can't the finance team actually listen to instructions, observations and measures of concern and concede that sometimes some others have some knowledge of what we are working with. Must have something to do with those glass walled offices overlooking the Opera House.

AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH

Back later when I have regained the following:
My temper
My logic
My sense of humour
My everything else that goes to make life better.

happy2bme
03-22-2012, 02:34 AM
Hi ladies,

I'm not sure how the day got away from me, but it certainly did.

Shad - I certainly hope we do not lose you in a mud bog. Fully understand your frustration. I don't think the big boys talk to each other in the best of times, much less on a big ticket implementation like this. Makes one wonder how business runs in the first place. I do hope you have found your sanity and humour and have figured out a way to save them from themselves. I'd fix you a drink if I could... and poor bandicoot. I'm sure those accidents can't be avoided out that way.

Michelle - you poor girl! :hug: :hug: :hug: and more :grouphug: You have been under soooo much stress lately and now this. I'm sure it must be beyond frustrating for DH with these doctors. I really truly sincerely hope they can find a successful course of treatment for him starting tomorrow. And I am very very sorry to hear about the workfront for you. I really hope it doesn't come down to leaving. About the only consolation I can think of is that sometimes circumstances come together to make us do something that we might not have even considered prior to this. And sometimes it's darn black before we can see the light. Hang in there girl, will be sending lots of good thoughts your way. My heart goes out to you.

The e-book seminar. It was good - put on by a librarian from up north. He really knew his stuff. Gave us some good info. There were 14 people in the room besides me. I was the only one who said hello and they all ignored me. I took a shower with Irish Spring before I came to the seminar and brushed my teeth so I know I did not smell bad. I was by far the youngest person in the room (besides the presenter) by at least 10 - 12 years. We were lined up at 2 tables sitting sideways facing the front of the room. At the front of my table were 4 ladies who for most of the seminar talked quite loudly among themselves. Next to me was a gentleman who must have weighted well over 450 pounds. I was wondering how that flimsy seat was holding him up as I felt downright svelte for a change. Next to him was his wife who had a stink eye. I could not look at her twice because I am immature. Across the row at the other table was an older man. He was sitting behind and facing the back of what I assumed was his wife. At one point he sneezed loud and wet, didn't make any attempt to stiffle his sneeze or cover it up and apparently sneezed all over her hair. I later noticed both of his socks had gigantic worn out holes in them at the back of the foot (where you'd typically get a blister if you wore new shoes). These are my new peeps folks... :cool:

As for the Kindle. Due to our new lifestyle I look at expenditures in a different light. Hubby bought me the Kindle because I had been toying with the idea at Christmas. I am very impressed with our library system and the network of libraries we have access to within the greater area. I might have to wait for a book but they have a ton of stuff to pick from. The presenter guy said Wisconsin ranks 3rd in library systems in all the 50 states and agreed we have a really nice local library here. Given that, I am hard pressed to purchase books anymore. If I do I will get one from the library and if I like it, will look on half dot com - a discount reseller. I have done this with a few gardening books I liked. As for the Kindle - it speaks to the instant gratification factor in today's world. People who love Harry Potter for instance, no longer have to go wait in line on a cold evening to get the next installment at midnight. They can advance purchase it, it becomes instantly available as a download. Spiffy, eh? While they tout lots of free ebooks those are mostly the out of copyright stuff - Mark Twain and the Agatha Christie mysteries. The library consortium has ebooks to lend but they have only so many copies and for newer releases with everyone having eReaders in the form of Iphones, Kindles, Nooks and such - there is often a long waiting list - could be months before you get a copy and then you have 1 to 3 weeks to read it. Which isn't a problem if you have one book at a time but if 3 come in at once, you'd better get a seat. If I was Laura and took the train to work like I used to, giving me an hour's ride each way, I would find this more practical. It's definitely easier to read on the Kindle than my iTouch. Certain games and most eMagazines are too difficult to read easily on the Kindle. At least for me. So I am becoming aware of the generational differences. It's nice, I will keep it but I can't see myself buying all that much on it, except when we travel. And that's my 2 cent review. Oh and publishers set the price of the electronic version of a book so they are frequently only discounted a few dollars off what the hardbound version would be. Kindle has a users lending library but you can only borrow one title a month. There are some $2.99 titles but you have to be careful as some people are writing what amounts to a mini story of 17 pages and charging 3 dollars for a copy, pricing them as outrageous as comic books.

Bummer on the lost sunglasses Laura. Good idea to have a hard case. Hopefully they were not prescription. Sounds like you have some yardwork to do. Hope the seed takes and the birds don't decide to pick it off for their newly hatched chicks. Glad you got a referall for the buckwheat pillow. You will have to give us a review once you get yours.

Ceejay - hope you don't get any break out the boats kind of rain. Don't the heavy rains sometimes give you troubles at the plant too?

Mel - dinner sounded delicious - did you save me a plate? Are you back to regular eating now - I mean no dietary restrictions like before? How are your lungs doing? Sorry that Willy go reassigned for bus duty. He helped you shop too, didn't he? Why do they have to always go and take something that was working and go and break it???

I'm falling asleep at the wheel here, better get off to bed. Good night all.

MELODY525
03-22-2012, 08:57 AM
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u129/memaernie/good_morning_sunshine-1.gif


MORNING EVERYONE.

TONITE IS MEETING NIGHT. I FEEL SO OUT OF THE LOOP.
NOT EVEN SURE WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON AND HAVEN'T ASKED EITHER:rofl:
YESTERDAY WAS JUST CLOUDY & SUNNY ENOUGH TO BE A PERFECT DAY.
WE DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I LOVE MEATLOAF.
IT LASTS FOREVER AND MAKES GOOD SAMMIES. :hun:
LOTS TO GET DONE TODAY SO I BETTER GET STARTED.
HAVE A GOOD DAY :moped:






HAPPY....THANKS FOR THE REVIEW. SOME OF US WERE THINKING OF THE KINDLE BECAUSE OF THE EVER GROWING BED BUG ISSUE. THAT AND THE FACT THAT I BORROWED SOME BOOKS FROM OTHER TOWNS AND THEY ARRIVED AND WERE DELIVERED TO ME. AND NOT ONLY JUST THE BOOKS . WHEN I OPENED THE PACKAGE, 3 BABY ROACHES WERE INSIDE ONE OF THE BOOKS. DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO SEE WHICH LIBRARY IT WAS...AND IT COULD HAVE BEEN OUR OWN. THANK GOD THEY WERE AS STUNNED TO SEE ME AS I WAS THEM...CAUSE THEY JUST SAT THERE A SECOND WHILE I CRUSHED THE BOOK SHUT AND RE-TIED THE PACKAGE, YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN ME FLY DOWN THE HALL! YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH THE PEOPLE AT THE SEMINAR. MAYBE YOU JUST LOOKED TOO "POSH" SITTING THERE IN YOUR BIG CITY CLOTHES!! BETTER GET OUT AND BUY A PAIR OF FARMER'S OVERALLLS AND A BIG OL' FLANNEL SHIRT!!
BTW: THE ONE GIRL WHO HAS THE IPAD SAID SHE CAN READ IT EASIER ON THAT. SHE HAD A KINDLE AT HOME THAT SHE GAVE HER DD NOW.
DIET IS BACK TO NORMAL. NOT A LOT OF TOUGH STUFF TO DIGEST THOUGH. LUNGS BOTHER ME FROM TIME TO TIME. GUESS HE IS RIGHT AND IT TAKES TIME. I WILL MISS WILLY. THAT IS WHY JEN IS GOING WITH ME NOW. POOR JEN. BUT SHE GETS ALL HER GROCERIES CARRIED FOR HER INTO THE BUILDING AND CAN LEAVE RICHIE HOME. LOL
HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD NIGHT:cloud9:




SHAD....HOPE THAT WALLOWING IN THE MUD WAS A RELIEF COMPARED TO
THE THICK HEADS YOU ARE TRYING TO STUFF KNOWLEDGE INTO!
THEY HIRED YOU TO DO A JOB....TOO BAD THEY DON'T LET YOU DO IT!
HOPE THE NEXT FEW DAYS GO WELL. GOOD LUCK :hug:




MICHELLE....SORRY THERE ARE SO MANY BUMPS IN THE ROAD RIGHT NOW.
SENDING YOU AD DH LOTS OF HUGS:hug:
HOPE YOU WON'T BE HAVING TO LOOK FOR A JOB AT THE SAME TIME AS THE
"RECOVERY" PROCESS FOR DH. HANG ON TIGHT.





LAURA.....LET US KNOW HOW YOU LIKE THE PILLOW WHEN IT COMES.
THAT WHOLE ZIPPER IDEA SOUNDED GREAT.
I'M NOT SURE BUT I THINK JEN HAD ONE YEARS AGO.
ANYWAY....HOPE IT'S A RELIEF FOR THE NECK/SHOULDERS.
THE RIGHT PILLOW FOR THE RIGHT PERSON IS REALLY A BLESSING.
I CAN JUST SEE THE BIORDS WATCHING YOU SEED THE LAWN AND THEN HAVING A FEAST. :rofl:
WITH ALL YOUR TALK OF GARDENING, I WAS GOING TO GROW GRASS IN ONE OF THOSE FLAT PANS.
THE KIND YOU SEE IN THE HOME DECOR MAGAZINES.
THEN I THOUGHT OF SINUS ISSUES AND "MOWING". :lol3:





CEEJAY....SOUNDS LIKE YOU GOT A LOT DONE BEFORE BEDTIME.
DID THE RAINS ARRIVE?? WE JUST HAD LOTS OF CLOUDS.
HOPE YOU GET A GOOD REST DAY SOON TOO :hug:
GOOD LUCK IN JONESBORO IF YOU GO:crossed:
IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE ALL GOOD NUMBERS AND THAT THE PILLS ARE WORKING!

Laura705
03-22-2012, 11:10 AM
Morning all.

Mel - I like those little pots of "lawn" too, but I'm sure I could never grow it or clip it to perfection like you'd see in those decorating mags, lol. Glad you enjoyed your perfect day yesterday. :) Hope you get up to speed at the meetings today!

Happy - Sounds like you learned a lot at your e-book seminar (in spite of the other participants, LOL). I like the idea of an e-reader and e-books, but honestly, I'm too cheap to buy books - paper or e-versions. Unless it's a reference type book, I won't buy it new. I think if students get e-versions of text books, that's an ideal application for e-readers. Me, if/when iPads or the like come down in price, that might be when I make the leap. For now, I borrow from the library and buy thrift store used books. Speaking of the library - it's great that you have such a great library system as a resource!

Shad - Hope your frustration has faded a bit by now and you've regained your temper and sense of humor!

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies!
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Yet another warm day today. Daffodils are blooming in our backyard. Flowering trees in the neighborhood are looking very pretty. Haven't been watching any weather reports on tv, so I don't know how many records we've broken in our area.

Pilates class was fine. Afterwards I watched the season premiere of DWTS I recorded the other day. Good group of "stars" this time, but that is just too much time to spend on a single show - two shows a week, and the one is really long. I suppose I'll catch it every once in a while, but that'll be about it. Not sure how interesting it'll be to me anyway - honestly, 3/4 of the group is already really good, so there won't be as much anticipation in terms of how much improved someone becomes. But I guess that doesn't mean they'll be that good every week...

I have another lunchtime seminar today, and then I have to leave work a wee bit early to get home and water/walk/feed doggy while bf is off at an all day work thingy. Nice that his mum will pop in to let doggy out around noonish.

Nothing else planned for tonight. Maybe I'll finally get that pillow ordered.

Nothing else going on with me, so I'll sign off now.

:cheers:

happy2bme
03-22-2012, 12:37 PM
Good morning ladies,

Figured I'd get in here earlier today.

Mel - all my work/dress clothes are hanging in the back of the closet. I wear a pair of dress pants maybe twice a month when we go out to dinner. The day of the seminar I was wearing jeans, a rose pink t-shirt (same color as 4 other ladies sitting there) and I had an army green sweater/zip jacket for warmth. I had makeup on but just foundation and mascara so I didn't think I looked very out of place :dunno: I sort of miss dressing up but it's one of those things I just have to get used to. Funny how just about everyone I talked to said they'd love to be able to wear nothing but jeans all the time. I always thought jeans made me look fatter than I already am. You have to be tall and slim or petite and slim to look good in them in my opinion. And now way am I wearing coveralls - too easy for the bugs to crawl in. :yikes: Speaking of which - how creepy to find the roaches in the book box. Eeeeeeeek. :eek: They say that you should not get empty boxes from the grocery store because alot of them have vermin or vermin eggs in them too. I'll bet those books had been sitting in a box in the dark for a while. Yes, if I had the money to burn, I'd pick an Ipad over anything else - bigger screen, more practical uses. However they start at $500 and a decent one is about $700 - far more than the $200 Kindle. However the presenter dude said that first generation Ipads are still working fine today - ie. they did not suffer the technology obsolesence that typically affects electronics / computer based items. So it's a good investment. Just like my Ipod which is probably 8 years old and is only about 1/3 filled even thought I have over 3,000 songs on it. Still holds a battery charge and works like a champ.

I liked your good morning sunshine graphic. Very cute! Good luck at the meeting tonight. I'm sure it must be an adjustment feeling like you are not on top of everything but as one former co-worker wrote to me in an update on work "all you are missing is the aggrivation ;) " So just sit there and be a casual observer. And if that's too boring, be a heckler :rofl:

Laura - I talked to my sister yesterday whose cherry tree is in full bloom (beautiful) and she said the daffodils are blooming away. She saw some ugly bug that startled her and her husband said to expect a very buggy spring and summer because the winter was so mild and didn't kill things off like it typically would have :yikes: :df::df::df: I have not watched DWTS in several seasons but DH likes the show and said this season it will be hard voting people off because they have a really good crew this time around. I just think they use the word "stars" liberally - some of these people are who???? The singing and dancing shows have lost my interest I have to admit. I was also taping Dr. Phil and looked at a few shows and asked myself why I was wasting recording space. Most of the shows are about abusive relationships (marriages) or out of control kids. I need to get my nose off the tv and computer and stick them in my gardening books. DH is nudging me to get going on this garden planning. I figure we have a few more months - even though it cooled a bit and is rainy, I don't think we are done with winter up this way quite yet unlike you guys down south :lol:

I am making slow headway on the house - easily distracted I guess. I just need to buckle down and see one task to completion. I also need to go to the grocery store but don't feel like it :rolleyes: Another rainy day today, maybe I can put it off until tomorrow.

Have a good one chicks, hope everyone has a better day today.

MELODY525
03-22-2012, 01:20 PM
http://stlfamilylife.com/wp-content/uploads/woman-cooking.jpg

FINISHED MAKING A POT FULL OF CURRIED CHICKEN BREASTS.

DREDGED THE BREASTS IN A COMBO OF MRS. DASH TABLE BLEND & CURRY.
I USE MORE MRS DASH THAN CURRY. THEN SAUTEED THEM IN EVOO. T
HEN SET ASIDE. (I don't measure anything)

SAUTEED GREEN PEPPERS, ONIONS, MUSHROOMS & PEA PODS IN MORE EVOO.
JUST A SPLASH OF OIL.

THEN PLACE THE BREASTS BACK IN THE POT (near the bottom) WITH THE VEGGIES.
POUR A CAN OF CHUNKY PINEAPPLE OVER THE TOP.
( I drained it first & saved the juice till I saw how much i wanted).

GIVE A LITTLE STIR & COOK ANOTHER 15 MINS TO GET ALL THE FLAVORS GOING TOGETHER & MAKE
SURE THE CH. BREASTS WERE DONE.

OMG IT WAS DELICIOUS. I CAN IMAGINE THIS WILL TASTE BETTER TOMORROW AND THE CHICKEN EVEN MOISTER. :drool:

THINK I'LL SERVE IT WITH JASMINE RICE. THE KIDS CAN ADD S & P OR SOY SAUCE IF THEY WANT.
CURRY HAS A FUNNY TASTE TO ME...HAVEN'T HAD IT IN YEARS!
BUT I LOVED IT TODAY! :D



OOPS.............GOT COMPANY......CAN WE ALL SAY HELLO JOHN:wave:

diyana
03-22-2012, 05:58 PM
Good afternoon ladies -

I'm working from home today instead of tomorrow as DH had an appointment with the pulmonologist this morning, and he's still not allowed to drive himself anywhere. Plus, I wanted to go to the appointment anyway to talk with the doc. DH has been able to cut way back on his pain meds, so that's really good. He's still coughing a lot, but he's not struggling to breathe as much as before.

We have an official diagnosis. All the cultures from the biopsy came back negative for fungal infections and positive for what's called "organized" pneumonia...ironic since nothing about me or DH is organized! :rofl: Anyway, it's a special type of pneumonia that's resistant to antibiotics that's causing tremendous inflammation in the lungs, which is why he is congested and can't breathe well....the treatment is high doses of Prednisone...so not the performance enhancing, bulk up steroids...but rather the steroids that make you irritable, puffy, incredibly hungry and make it difficult to sleep. We go back to the doc in a month....and DH is off work for 1 more month (at least, depending on how he responds to treatment). He's stopping the antifungals now...and if he gets significantly worse, then we go back to the doc sooner than a month.

As for work, I'm trying not to stress about it...just working hard, keeping busy, and doing my best.

*****************

Shad - Speaking of working hard, you're certainly doing a lot of that! Long hours and trudging through the mud! Good idea to catch a ride with the blokes to the training room rather than get stuck in that awful mud. I hope you were able to regain your temper, sense of humor, etc.

Happy - Maples are the trees with the helicopter seed pods, and we have 3 silver maples in our backyard (along with a willow, a birch and crab tree) and 2 maples in the front (along with 2 young dogwood trees) ; along with a willow tree, a birch ! The maples are messy, but we LOVE the shade they provide in the spring/summer!

Mel - Don't overdo it at the meetings tonight. How awful about the roaches in the book box. That would freak me out too. Ugh! Kindle Fire's are supposed to be very similar to the iPad in that they can be an e-reader and also run apps, surf the web, etc. The original Kindles are essentially just e-readers. Good for you for stocking up on stuff when it's on sale. If you can keep it from getting freezer burned, it's a really good savings. So nice that you and Jen celebrated your birthdays with a yummy dinner. I hope your feet are doing better with the low sodium diet. The curry chicken sounds so yummy!!! I wish DH liked curry. He's kind of a picky eater.

Laura - DH and I are loving the warm weather! Well, he's not able to be up and out in it much because he gets too tired when he's up for awhile, and on the windy days his allergies kick in. But we're loving having the windows open and airing out the house! First the crocuses came up (first year since we've lived here that there wasn't snow on the ground when they bloomed), and now the daffodils are blooming! Heck, even our pussywillow bush has bloomed and gone to seed already, and it doesn't normally bloom until mid- to late April. I DVR'ed DWTS because of Green Bay Packer football player Donald Driver. I haven't had a chance to watch it yet though.

Ceejay - Did you go to the doctor in Jonesboro today? I hope you didn't get as much rain as predicted. We could use the rain up here since we didn't get much snow this winter - well, they did up by Happy but not here.

Time for me to sign off.

Much love and hugs,

ceejay52
03-22-2012, 06:16 PM
Hello John :wave: ake good care of Mel

Mel
Dinner sounds good. I really need to get back to the whole foods concept.
Ugh on the bed bugs. They look awful on the advertisements.

Happy
All newbies seem to be shunned any where you go. Hang in there if you liked it. I'm with you on DWTS. I fell asleep on them the other night. They do have some good "stars" this time. I really wanted to watch Gladys Knight.

Laura
The news reporters have been telling us that it's going to be a bad year for mosquitoes as well as any other bug due to the fact that we had very little winter type weather.

Michelle
Have you heard from the doctors yet?

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Back from the doctor's office. I didn't get the cholesterol checked but did have a cbc and my b12 checked. I did get go to Olive Garden. But it is not a preference. What I ordered was good but I can make it at home.
We didn't get all the rain that was predicted and I'm glad. May do some yard work tomorrow.

ceejay52
03-22-2012, 06:18 PM
Shad
Hope you have calmed down. Maybe you should take the blokes out and roll them in the mud. :lol:

Shad
03-22-2012, 10:04 PM
Yeah-I am more or less calmed down now. And it wasn't my blokes doing the annoying bits - it was bloody finance. Now all day Wednesday I warned them that the training rooms were not set up as they used to be and that there were very few live data cables hooked up - ie, no network. Well hallelujah, I am informed that that L and L have it all under control and no help needed from me to get things moving. So I started my course at 8am as I always do. I am punctual, I tell my students to be punctual, I tell them that I will start without them and that they will need to catch up in their own time. They believe me now since I actually started a class and spoke to myself for 10 minutes while they milled around outside for their last cigarette.
Anyway. Finance rocks up and can't find their classroom. No because it has been taken away and is now used by the planners. They interupt my class. I have only two people. I explain that they apparently have everything under control according to the finance dept. They continue to interupt. I get mad. In the end, I moved to another area - easier to fit two into a space than nine, but I take with me the projector, all my whiteboard pens and my butchers paper. Which left them with a room, the computers, 9 data cables. They are running around like chickens with a chopped off head. Eventually I see red and excuse myself to my two and tell them to go have a smoke and a coffee and I go back to the big room. I set up a spare projector for them. I find some more pens and I state that it is as much as I can do since they couldn't organise a p*ss up in a brewery if I brought along the glasses and leave them to it. This morning, I get a phone call to ask if I have a key to the training room. Yes I do. Please bring it in so we can get back to the training. Sorry, but I am working midday to midnight. I will not be in before 11.00. There is more than one key, find another or drive out and get my key and drive back again.

As you can see the spirit of co-operation is not working among the troops. Especially not this trooper. My manager rang me last night, not knowing any of the above and started the conversation with 'F*king finance want....... Big T says I, I will not have you swearing at me like that. Oh sorry, says BigT. 'Finance wants........ I interupt again, your still swearing profane words and I will terminate the contract if the word finance is not removed from your vocabulary. So we both had a bit of a laugh, but as far as I am concerned, finance can now want for all they are worth. I am done helping them.

Anyway, I had better go find my next victim. Can't get the aircon to go in here so I need to try and figure some way of cooling it down before we melt.

Shad
03-23-2012, 07:13 AM
Mel - e-readers etc. I have the Kindle 3. I enjoy it. It allows me to travel light on aeroplanes and trains etc. I no longer have to find a space to put my books either. There are a couple of downsides, but there are ways around most of them. The first one being you do not have to buy from Amazon all the time. My mate in the office tells me I can buy and download a book from various sites to my computer, I can then download it from there to the Kindle. Easy. Soon as I find out the correct addy for that I will give it a go, although I think any download will do.
There is a comparison guide on the 'net. http://ebook-reader-review.toptenreviews.com/. It puts the Kindle3 in top place. The only thing I have against it so far is that it has no back light, so you must have light to read by. You can adjust the size of the font from bloody small to absolutely huge so that isn't a problem for you. Sure some of the others do other things but you can do a few of those on the Kindle as well.
Not trying to force you to buy one, but you may find it easier to handle than a hardcover book or even a paperback and none of them are anywhere near as heavy.

Annies week away must be just about up - hope she is enjoying herself. Gee that went fast.

Ceejay - I can deal with my blokes, they are easy. It's the admin and corporate that I have trouble with.

Happy - if you wear coveralls, do you have to have one of those hats and a straw hanging out of your mouth as well? Bugs huh? well good luck with that. I know how much you like those critters.
Interesting trip to the library you had. Aaah well they ain't all edicated like you was.

Laura - Our new season of DWTS starts this week. Don't know how often I will watch as mostly I don't know who the **** the 'stars' are - although you can be sure there will be at least one sportsman - famous or otherwise - and one tv presenter from the tv channel showing the series.

Michelle - at last an answer to DH's problems. I hope he now gets the results he deserves. Organised pneumonia! Well that's a new one. Any type of pneumonia is painful, organising stuff must be bloody awful. My friend Chris was and still is occasionally on that medication for Churgs-strauss syndrome that she picked up years ago. Doesn't seem to need it as often now thank heavens. She didn't so much get irritable as irritatingly bloody stubborn about what was good for her. We practically had to rope her to the bed or chair to make her rest.
Anyway, times are hopefully that DH will feel better by the minute very soon.

Oi Patty - Where are you?????

That's just about it from me. I'm just sitting here in the workshop waiting for someone to want help. Unfortunately I don't think there will be much needed tonight. Doesn't seem like a good night and this is a new crew, still trying to get it together much less get it on the computer.

See ya

ceejay52
03-23-2012, 08:09 AM
Shad
:hug: You sure have been fighting this bunch. There is an old saying that comes to mind--You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. Maybe you should put up your props!!!!!

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The thunderstorm didn't make it during the night but is well on its way. I surely wanted to get outside today.
Time to get on with my day.

MELODY525
03-23-2012, 08:50 AM
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I LOVE THESE KITTIES:rofl:

:coffee: GOOD MORNING CHICKS.
THE MEETINGS WENT BY SO FAST THAT I ALMOST FAINTED.
ONE POLITICIAN ASKED IF THEY WENT TOO FAST & DID HE DO A BAD JOB.
YOU CAN NEVER END THEM FAST ENOUGH FOR ME!!:lol3:
BUT I DIDN'T SAY THAT....GAVE HIM THE COMPLIMENTS HE WAS FISHING FOR.
I ALSO THANKED HIM FOR THE SYNOPSIS FOR THE LAST 3+ MONTHS.
I TOLD HIM I CAUGHT ON TO WHAT HE WAS DOING.....
EVEN THOUGH THE OTHERS WERE BEGINNING TO YAWN!!
I DID FEEL LIKE THE BELLE OF THE BALL. ALL KINDS OF ATTENTION.
HAVEN'T SEEN THESE PEEPS SINCE WELL BEFORE CHRISTMAS. :hohoho:
THEY ALL WERE WHISPERING TO ME THAT I LOOKED SO MUCH THINNER.
CAN'T BE THAT GOOD, IT'S ONLY 10 LBS.
BUT I WAS FLOATING EVEN IF SOME OF THE TALK WAS POLITICAL BS. :lol3:
HAD A SPOT OF BREATHING DIFFICULTY WITH THE PERFUMES & AFTER SHAVES.
I JUST HATE WHEN THE DR IS RIGHT.
LOOKS LIKE IT COULD TAKE ANOTHER FEW MONTHS:cry:
I WILL TAKE MORE PRECAUTIONS BUT IT'S NOT RULING MY LIFE.
I WAS GLAD TO GET UPSTAIRS AND INTO JAMMIES.
EVEN HAPPIER FOR THE WEEKEND!! T.G.I.F:encore:
HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:





LAURA......OUR WEATHER IS INCREDIBLE BUT GONNA BE CHILLY THIS WEEKEND.
I LOVE DAFFODILS. THEY ARE THE HAPPIEST FLOWER I KNOW.
JUST THEIR BRIGHT YELLOW AND UNIFORMITY MAKE ME SMILE.
PLUS THEY BRING SUCH GLORIOUS WEATHER WITH THEM!
I CAN'T SEEM TO GET INTO ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS LIKE DWTS OR "REALITY ANYTHING" FOR THAT MATTER.
I'D RATHER WATCH SCOOBY DOO RERUNS:rofl: :rofl:
HAVE FUN WITH PILATES AND ORDER THAT FRASSING PILLOW!!!!!!!!!!!





HAPPY.....I DIDN'T HAVE TO HECKLE LAST NIGHT AT THE MEETING.
BUT I AM GING TO KEEP THAT IN MIND FOR FUTURE MEETINGS :rofl:
I FOUND THE IPAD TOO HEAVY FOR MY HANDS. I READ IN BED MOSTLY.
I NEED TO FIND AN EYE DOCTOR FIRST BEFORE I MAKE A DECISION.
NOT RUSHING INTO THE EYE DR EITHER!!
I STILL LAUGH AT THE POST ABOUT YOUR NEW NEIGHBORS.
YOU HAVE AMUSED ME TO NO END. ESPECIALLY MR. SNEEZY!"lol3: :lol3:
HAVE A GREAT NORTHERN WEEKEND!





MICHELLE....HOPE THE PREDNISONE WORKS FOR DH.
THIS HAS TO BE AN EXHAUSTING EXPERIENCE FOR HIM POOR GUY:hug:
JUST FEELING THE CHEST TIGHTEN AGAIN LAST NIGHT WITH PERFUME IN THE AIR SCARED ME. HATE TO THINK WHAT HE IS GOING THRU.
HOPE YOU BOTH GET SOME REST AND FEEL BETTER OVER THE WEEKEND:hug:





CEEJAY.....HOPE THE TESTS COME OUT GOOD!!
WEEKEND IS LOOKING GOOD. IS YOUR WEATHER GETTING COOLER TOO?
I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO THE OLIVE GARDEN.
PEOPLE RAVE ABOUT IT BUT JEN SAYS IT'S SO SO.
HOPE YOU GET OUT IN THE YARD. ENJOY :hug:





SHAD.....YOU FINALLY FOUND AN "F" WORD THAT'S WORSE THAN MINE:rofl:
OMG YOU HAD ME ROLLONG ON THE FLOOR!! THE GUY ON THE POHONE MUST HAVE CRACKED UP:rofl: :rofl:
THAT DEPARTMENT OF WHITE SHIRTS CAN'T GET OUT OF THEIR OWN WAY.
EVER NOTICE THERE IS NO COMMON SENSE INVOLVED EITHER.
WHAT DID THEY LEARN IN COLLEGE WHILE READING FINANCE BOOKS???
VERY SAD. I SEE THAT WITH THE HONCHOS I MEET.
WHEN THEY HAVE A PROB AND I SAY "SUCH & SUCH" THEY GO..."OH WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT".:faint: YES....SAD INDEED.
PLEASE TRY NOT TO BODILY HARM ANY OF THEM. AT THEIR BEST, THEY KNOW HOW TO HIRE A LAWYER:lol3:
HOPE YOU MAKE IT TO THE END OF THIS JOB WITHOUT BUYING A GUN:hug: :hug:

MELODY525
03-23-2012, 08:51 AM
CEEJAY.....YOU SNUCK IN. HOPE THE BIG BOOMERS STAY AWAY FROM YOU TODAY!! HAVE A GREAT DAY :hug:

ceejay52
03-23-2012, 12:00 PM
Yipee, the big boomers didn't materialize. They curved and went north. Sun is shining now. Good ole Arkansas weather. I'm getting outside in this much cooler air. Gonna mow the lawn. I do have a mask this time.

Mel
Love the baby birds graphic. I hear you on the political bs. I'm around it all the time.

There's been some error's occuring in the blog's. I've given Suzanne authority to work with my blog. I'm hoping it doesn't effect the forums too. If I'm not here the rest of the week you'll know why.

Laura705
03-23-2012, 12:24 PM
Morning all. TGIF!!

Mel - Glad the meetings went quickly for you, if only for the fact that it got you away from the perfume and after-shave sooner!!! So the peeps missed you huh? Awww, doesn't that make you feel good? :love: I like the kitties doing the Friday dance! :) And your bird nest too!

Ceejay - I talked to my mom last night and she said they've been getting a lot of rain by her too. We had a wee bit yesterday with more arriving our way today. I'm glad - we need it! But not the thunder and lightning - doggy doesn't like that at all. I liked your comment about rolling the people in mud, LOL. :lol: All the dishes that the OG shows in their tv commercials look so "over the top", I guess I prefer the simpler dishes that our mom and pop Italian restaurant serves.

Michelle - Glad to hear of a dianosis for DH and good to hear he's feeling better. I hope the prednisone starts working lickety split and that the side effects are bearable and less trouble than the pneumonia. I thought your GB guy did a really good job this week - apparently he's been a big fan all the way back to season 1 of DWTS. :)

Happy - Not into any of the doctor, judge, or talk shows, so I suppose daytime tv is not for me, LOL. Soaps seem to be disappearing, so that's that. I agree w/ your DH - get your garden planned! :D Re winter - I don't think we're going to get anymore "winter" weather, but bf isn't so sure. He's reluctant to turn on the outside water spigots at this point...so I guess it's good we're getting some rain. :rain: Re gardending - guess I better get the seeds going indoors if I want to do that. I was pretty content buying my plants last year...

Shad - Gosh, sounds like the finance guys are F-Troop all the way - another f-word for you! Don't ask me for too many details re what that is - the boss had to fill me in when she used that term to describe one of our service providers, LOL. The extent of my knowlege is that it's a 1960's tv sitcom (that I've never seen) about a bunch of inept military folks stationed at a fort out West. Anyway, sounds like you're dealing with them. Too funny about the key!!! :lol3: Re DWTS, yeh, I know maybe half of them, but not the rest. Though I do recognize that at least some of them are stars - even if I don't know them. There's a Cuban hottie on the show that's apparently a huge Latin American tv star - the audience went crazy over him.

Hellos to Annie, Mary & Patty! :wave:
--
Nothing much to report. Walked doggy after work, then watched a bunch of HGTV.

Nothing planned for the weekend except laundry, dog walks, and taxes. Don't you all be jealous, LOL. :lol:

happy2bme
03-23-2012, 02:54 PM
Good morning chickee babies :flow1:

Another cloudy wet day but I hope today is the last of it. They are talking a return of the sun for the weekend - hope so. I was getting stir crazy sitting in the house so last night we went out for pizza. It was a 45 minute ride one way and the closer we got to the bar, the more foggy it got. I was a bit nervous as the deer are active, even worse trying to see them when you can't see 2 car lengths ahead of yourself. Pizza was absolutely delicious. Best I've had since I was in Chicago. Because the meat was so bad in TN I got used to a heavy veggie pizza which is a good thing. DH and I talked about taking a road trip or two this weekend to check out some ATV trails so that we are ready to ride in May when they open back up again. (Things are too soggy and easily damaged right now so trails are closed until the warmer weather.)

I tend to agree with you.r Shad about the Kindle. If I was travelling like you are, given the Internet capabilities as well as apps and books - I sure would like it alot. It is a nice unit, my only issue is at this point in my life I have to be chosey about how I spend my money and I can't justify paying $12 to $15 for a book I'll read only once or twice (if DH reads it too) when I can get most stuff from the library. My days of rampant spending are over :( I did get DH to agree to give me a weekly allowance so I can build up my mad money cache to use when I see something that catches my eye. Or for pizza outings like yesterday :lol:

I was shaking my head reading about your ordeal with the finance people and the training room. Have I told you lately how much I don't envy you? I'm glad you have a cool head and just enough of a snap in your tone to set them straight :rofl: How I would have enjoyed working on a project with you :D And no, I don't have a farmer's coveralls and hay stalk in my mouth but I have do have a netted bug outfit that will send you into a fit of giggles. If you are nice I'll let you borrow it :lol: although I'm sure our bugs are no match for what you have to deal with.

Ceejay - I hope the sunny weather holds up for you. They say those Texas storms are starting to drift east, maybe they will skip you.

Mel - loved the new birdie graphic you have in your signature. Today cat picture looks like our Boo :cry: (the gray and white cat). I'm glad you were able to smooze the politician - never know when that can come in handy :lol: I'm sure you look fabulous 10 pounds down - that can make a difference for sure. I know you would understand my description of the neighbors. Not trying to poke fun, just making an observation. And I don't think education comes into play here. Apparently there are some big bucks in the area - particularly in some of these mega homes on the lake. I can tell the difference between the outdoorsy locals who were born and raised here and the transplants who at one time lived in the city. Most of those people appeared to be city dwellers - the kind who support the arts and the libraries and museums. My cousin mocks the people from Minnesota (neighboring state) who come here for the recreation aspect, demand all sorts of fancy trails and such but expect the locals to pay for such improvements. I can see his point - go into the bars during certain times of the season and all you see are the "ripped from a catalog page" people with their fancy high end sportswear sipping their cocktails. The locals on the other hand wear jeans, smile at you in the store and wave as they pass you by in the car.

Anyway I digress. Michelle - I am glad they have a diagnosis on DH. Sort of shocked that they had to do a biopsy to find pneumonia - but perhaps they had to do a biopsy to rule things out in order to make a proper diagnosis. No wonder the meds were not helping him. Bummer on the steroids - I hope he doesn't get too cranky - I'm sure you are more than aware of the side affects so you can cut him some slack. Perhaps he won't feel so grumpy if he starts to finally get some relief. I have my fingers crossed for you that things work out on the work front. :crossed: Try not to stress over it too much.

I am starving and starting to get a headache so I'd better go find something to eat. Have a good weekend ladies.

happy2bme
03-23-2012, 03:04 PM
Hi Laura - guess you were posting while I was on the phone. I smiled at your mention of F-troop. Haven't thought about that tv show in a long time :lol: Yes, it was slap stick comedy which would probably be horridly cheesy if they tried to show it now.

As for Dancing with the "stars" I think the term stars is used quite loosely now a days. They had a story about attention seeker Kim Kartrashian being a reality "star" - yeah, right. NOT. :lol:

I hardly ever turn on the tv during the day - even the weather channel is not good here :D although I do admit I am getting hooked on the Food Network...

Have you seen the trailer for the new Johnny Depp Dark Shadows movie? What do you think? It looks so campy and funny - I know you are too young to remember the actual soap opera show - I watched it like so many others after school but I don't remember it much tho you can watch some episodes on Hulu.

Anyway I am still hungry so off I go...

diyana
03-23-2012, 03:06 PM
Hi everyone -

Crazy busy here at work...but I am DEFINITELY NOT complaining. I'll try and post tonight or tomorrow morning. Thanks for all your caring and words of support.

BTW Happy, I LOVED Dark Shadows and watched it after school when I was a kid. And I LOVE Johnny Depp :drool: I can't wait to see the movie. :D

Love you all,

Shad
03-24-2012, 02:34 AM
Afternoon all,
Back at work for the LAST stint, even if it is Saturday and State election day. On a plane tomorrow for home and it can't come soon enough. My work here is done - more or less. There is much I can do, but - they have enought knowledge to be dangerous and they are now about to be left on their own. I fixed up a few new starters today and they are good to go. One has the task of creating the work order for a job tomorrow and once he has sorted that, he will be fine.

Michelle - better to be busy than not have enough work to do. Then you drive yourself crazy trying to find something to keep busy with for 8 or 10 hours.

Happy - that pizza sounds yummy. Love a good vege pizza.
Actually I have a net thingy that fits on my helmet to keep the bugs out on site. Looks completely stupid but when you consider that I have a real aversion to the FLY then it makes sense - sort of. We can look bug happy together.

Laura - I seem to remember we had F-Troop here as well. Also that I think it was replayed on Fox8 Classics a while back. Gave me somewhat of a giggle originally if I remember rightly.

Ceejay - haven't been into the blogs in months - make that years - never quite got the hang of them. Hope they all get sorted for you.

Mel - glad to hear that you got caught up with all those meetings. Sounds a lot like some of the political cr*p we have been putting up with here during the election campaign. Anyway at least that bit will be over for us tonight. Change of State Government more than likely on the cards.

And that is about it for today. I should go over and get some lunch, clean out the training room since the finance mob didn't bother to turn anything off or put anything away. Only another 8.5 hours to go -yeehaa. See ya

MELODY525
03-24-2012, 10:14 AM
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:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS OF THE WORLD.:wave:

I LOVE MY BIRDIE'S NEST TOO. I FORGOT I HAD SAVED THEM IN PICTURES.
THERE IS NOT MUCH NEW HERE BUT I SEEM TO HAVE AN INCREASING ATTITUDE PROBLEM.
LITTLE OR NO PATIENCE FOR EMPLOYEE ANTICS.
THEY'RE MAKING THE SENIOR'S ANTICS SEEM TAME NOW.
SEEMS THEY THINK I CAN "FIX" THINGS FOR THEM SO THEY DON'T GET CAUGHT LOUNGING AROUND?! WTF?:faint:
HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD SINCE I LEFT IT ON NEW YEAR'S EVE??
I DON'T GET IT. SO I HAVE BEEN GIVING ANSWERS THEY DON'T LIKE AND MAYBE THEY'LL LEAVE ME OUT OF THIS MESS.
SOME OF THE THINGS THE HONCHOS SAID ARE MAKING MORE SENSE TO ME TODAY.
NO WONDER THEY ARE SO HAPPY TO SEE ME.
HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH MISSING ME OR WISHING ME GOOD HEALTH.
HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH PLAYING MRS. MOM AGAIN TO A CREW OF WHINING AZZHOLES.

I SAW ONE OF THE MEN YESTERDAY AND WE HAD SOME GOOD LAUGHS ABOUT IT ALL.
HE'S THE ONE THAT GAVE ME THE HEADS UP.
TOO BAD HE'S NOT IN A POSITION TO FIX ALL THIS...HE IS BUT SOMEONE STRONGER IS STANDING IN HIS WAY....AND THAT MAN IS IMMOVABLE. SAD.
BUT HE GAVE ME SOME GOOD ADVICE AND LOTS OF HUGS.
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I REALLY WISH I COULD MOVE TO ANOTHER OF OUR BUILDINGS....EVEN THE NEW ONE WE JUST DUG GROUND FOR. BUT THIS ONE HAS A BETTER SET UP FOR ME AND 2 ELEVATORS. VERY IMPORTANT. AND JENNIFER TOO. :love:
I FEEL BETTER ALREADY JUST VENTING:beach:

THE IDEA THIS WEEKEND IS TO JUST DO BILLS, TIDY UP & GET WASH SORTED FOR MONDAY.
NOTHING STRENUOUS.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND





CEEJAY......GLAD THE BOOMERS PASSED YOU BY. OUR BIG STORMS AREN'T GOING TO BE BIG EITHER. NOW THEY'RE CALLING THEM SHOWERS:lol3: HOPE SUZANNE CAN GET THE BLOG GOING RIGHT. WILL KEEP FINGERS CROSSED:crossed:





LAURA....WHEN I READ YOUR POST AND HGTV....I WAS THINKING OF THAT CRAFT LADY THAT USED TO BE ON THERE NAMED CAROL. I FORGET THE NAME OF THE SHOW NOW. HOPE YOU, BF & DOGGIE HAVE A NICE WEEKEND.....EVEN WITH THE LAUNDRY & TAXES!!!




HAPPY......WHEN I LIVED UPSTATE NY FOR A SHORT WHILE THERE WERE THE SAME KIND OF PEOPLE. BUT EVEN THO THE CITY FOLKS EXPECTED BETTER STUFF....THE TOWN MADE OUT IN MONEY FROM SO CALLED TOURISM. IT WAS ON A SMALL BASIS BUT PUT SOME MUCH NEEDED CASH INTO THE TOWN'S COFFER. JUST PUTTING UP WITH THEIR WAYS IS TOUGH THOUGH. THE PIZZA SOUNDED GOOD AND I ADMIT I DROLLED:drool: HERE WE HAVE VERY THIN CRUST PIZZA AND THEY DON'T HAVE GREAT THICK STUFF EITHER. BUT THEN THERE ARE NO REA; ITALIAN PIZZERIAS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOPE YOU GUYS GET NICE WEATHER FOR YOUR HUNT FOR TRAILS. HAVE A GOOD TIME.
PS....I ALMOST DIDN'T POUT THE CATS UP YESTERDAY CAUSE I COULDN'T REMEMBER WHAT BOO LOOKED LIKE:hug: :hug:




MICHELLE.....GETTING REST & DOWN TIME CAN ME MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT WE ARE WRITING HERE....LOL.....IF SOMETHING EXCITING HAPPENS, WE'LL SEND YOU AN E-MAIL SO YOU DON'T MISS OUT!!:rofl:



SHAD.....I WAS THINKING OF YOU THE OTHER DAY. THEY HAD A PROIGRAM OF HOW THE AREA WITH THAT BIG FIRE LOOKED ONE YEAR LATER. THE BEFORE AND AFTER PICS WERE SCARY. AMAZING HOW THE GROWTH CAME BACK AFTER ALL THAT DAMAGE. I AM GLAD YOU ARE FINISHED....MORE OR LESS....WITH THAT JOB. HOPE THEY ALL LEARNED WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO. IT WILL BE NICE FOR YOU TO BE HOME AGAIN AND GET REAQUAINTED WITH MISS SUNDAY. HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND:hug:

happy2bme
03-24-2012, 01:38 PM
Good Saturday morning fine ladies of the world,

The warmer weather has woken up the black bears. My cousins T&L that live much further north (as opposed to cousins S&J that live about 20 minutes away) found a bear on their deck trying to get at the bird feeders. They have alot of apple trees in their yard and all critters love apples. I have been reading alot and it seems the people are gun happy here - everybody wants to shoot anything that walks on the ground. Turns out the bears are shy by nature and just very very hungry. They will avoid human contact as much as possible they might paw at the ground which is their way of saying PLEASE get out of here, I don't want to make friends. But the only time they are dangerous is if you quietly come upon them with their cubs and they think the babies are in danger. I think we have them around here hibernating but soon they will go more north where it's less populated (like up at my cousin's house :rofl: )

I have avoided it long enough and have to go to the grocery store today. This is probably the worst day to shop but it was raining hard the last few days and I didn't feel like dragging soggy bags all over the place.

Was going to go to the casino last night - they have a twice a month dinner special with a pound of king crab legs :hungry: but I had a beastly headache so after thinking about it, I decided to just take some aspirin and stay home.

My family is coming up for a visit the end of May. Will be excited to see them. Not sure if my Mom will stay beyond the week they are coming, I have to broach things slowly with her so I'll give her some time to mull it over before I pop the question to her.

Mel - I hope you go back and re-read the first paragraph of your post several times each day for the next month. See what they are doing to you? See what they expect you to do? For almost free? See how the people who are getting paid to do things are shirking their responsibilities so you can deal with it? No no no :no: :no: :nono: I would develop a pat response of something like "hmmm I guess you have a challenge on your hands - I know you are up to figuring out just what is the right thing to fix it". Turn and speed away as fast as your wheels will take you! :moped: It kind of reminds me of when one stays at a job for many many years and you see a lot of the b.s. and people always look to you to fix it because - hey - why should they lift a finger when you will take care of it? Just remember you are a tenant and your job is to respond to the night alarms. I completely understand how you might feel that sometimes it would be better if you moved to another place but you have to consider the amenities of each place and where would be best for you. I guess you just have to learn how to be an ostrich - you know? And I understand what you are saying about money coming in for the tourism to the town but when you think about it, the people who own the businesses (ski trails, restaurants, motels, etc) do indeed get extra money in their pockets from tourists but me the homeowner doesn't get anything if my taxes go up to pay for trail improvements and lighting and such. I think that's what my cousin is complaining about - they don't charge the businesses the cost of improvements which directly benefit them - instead they spread it among the residents. I guess in my old age I have to start paying more attention to what's going on :lol:

Shad - oh oh - you don't like black flies? Me either but that will be a problem when you visit. I'm not sure why but we have a large black fly population here. They get in everywhere and outside they are annoying as they buzz your head. I have to put a fan out on the deck to keep them away. They don't bite and you certainly would not want to leave food out in the open but flies and ladybugs do seem to be prolific out this way. I dread my Mom coming out as she will probably tear my house apart chasing them down. We probably have the same kind of netted thing that goes over a hat/helmet. So ... you are winding down on this contract. Taking a break after this for a bit or do you have something else lined up right away? I guess over time people do adjust to the new system in one way or another.

Michelle - hope the DH is feeling a bit better. I imagine he starts the steroids right away. It's good that you are busy at work. Your job must be important because it seems that's the ones they decide to repurpose. :dizzy: I hope it all works out for you :crossed:

Annie must be getting ready to head back home. Hope she had a good time on vacation.

Hellos to Ceejay, Laura, Java and Patty. :wave:

annie175
03-24-2012, 08:26 PM
HEY LADIES...I ammmmm baaaaaack!

Wonderful news...Curtis asked me to marry him.....I said yes.....the ring is beautiful, but have not had a successful photograph of it yet...it just does not do it justis....I will keep at it. Maybe give you the Jared's site to access to really see it. We had a marvelous time....the visit with his parents was wonderful...went to a state park...got in free as his dad is a veteran. It had a butterfly garden and many waterfalls it was just lovely...we walked the trails and saw a lot. Was there about 3 hours...it got a little warm so we then left and went to Olive Garden for lunch....when we got back we went for a 3 miles walk through a trail of some sort, into a park then through the lil town of Floral Garden...so stinkin' neat. Got up the next morning and went 2 doors down and pick fresh grapefruit to bring home....too cool....after lunch we left for Ceder Keys. The Bed n Brekky was wonderful...cannot say we saw any ghosts at the haunted BnB...but heard quite a lot or weird things that were unexplainable, even after we laid awake and talked about them...too cool. The food was out of this world...had a soft crab appetizer....a soft whole crap about the size of a dinner plant...breaded and deep fried...ate the entire thing, soft shell and all...yum...we ordered that on two different days. We also had a filet mignon that was unexplainably tender and mouth watering...omg. The secret spice is called "Spike". Going to look that up. We rented a pontoon for an afternoon and went fishing...we caught FIVE stringrays (8-10 lbs), several trout, tons of catfish, and some fish I had no idea what it was....23 catches in all....We took the trout back to the hotel...cleaned it and then the kitchen prepared it for us for our evening meal...YUM...fresh fish. The breakfast at the BnB was fabulous...scrambled eggs, waffles, mushroom quiche, bacon, biscuits...allllllll homemade....I never ate so well and get this...I LOST weight on vacay. We ordered a pizza from the local pizzeria. It was fabulous too! Got up and headed home on Friday...made it as far as Birmingham, Alabama...then the rest of the way home today....what a totally relaxing, enjoyable vacay...I did walk into the house and looked for Hella B....I only cried one evening over her on vacay....Curtis was there to support me. He is marvelous! And now I am home, unpacking, doing laundry and getting organized...

I will try to post a pix of the ring, but not having success.

Hope everyone is healthy and happy....CHELLE...hope DH is recovering very well and you are staying healthy yourself...

Love to all the sistas.

diyana
03-24-2012, 11:05 PM
Congratulations, Annie!!! I'm so very happy for you!! You deserve much love and happiness and I'm thrilled for you that you are finally receiving it!! Sounds like you have the BEST VACATION EVER!!! And now you're back home with your love.

Much love, hugs and best wishes to you my dear sista,

MELODY525
03-25-2012, 09:22 AM
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HELLO ON THIS COLD & RAINY MORNING:rain:

AFTER ALMOST BEING IN THE 80'S, THE 50'S FEEL LIKE WINTER.
ONE MEDICAL ALARM AND IT WAS PULLED BY A CAT:rofl: THE COP & I WERE NOT HAPPY AT NEAR MIDNIGHT AND THE WOMAN WAS LAUGHING.
SENT A NOTE TO THE OFFICE...TALK TO THIS NUTTER.
THAT WAS THE BIG EXCITEMENT FOR THE WHOLE PEACEFUL DAY.
HOPE YOU ARE ALL ENJOYING YOUR WEEKEND:moped:




HAPPY......MAYBE WE CAN GIVE THE BEARS SOME LUNESTA IN THEIR FOOD. WHAT DO THEY LIKE TO EAT BESIDES HUMANS??:rofl:
I HOPE YOUR HEAD FEELS BETTER.
TOO BAD YOU MISSED THE CASINO & CRAB LEGS:ug:
HOW WAS THE GROCERY SHOPPING? DO THEY CARRY A LOT OF BRANDS?
THE TOWNSFOLD NEVER WIN ON TOURISM UNLESS THEY HAVE A STORE.
IT'S ALWAYS THAT MONEY GOES TO MONEY:cry:





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ANNIE.......OMG.......CONGRATULATIONS & HUGS FOR BOTH OF YOU :encore: :hug:
I AM SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU & CURTIS.
YOUR VACATION SOUNDED JUST WONDERFUL TOO.
I LOVE HAPPY ENDINGS.
WISHING YOU BOTH ALL THE BEST FOR A HAPPY LIFE TOGETHER:hug:
JAKE WILL HAVE A GRANDPA!!!!!! :dancer:

annie175
03-25-2012, 10:27 AM
Here is a couple that we met while in Cedar Keys. This is their blog site as they travel by bicycle. Check out the pictures of Cedar Keys.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1&page_id=275402&v=4h

happy2bme
03-25-2012, 01:18 PM
Morning peeps,

I will have to post later - woke up and started something I need to finish.

Congratulations Anne! Very happy for you. I know this is a place you want to be in - much happiness to you and Curtis. And to think - you were the one who never wanted to take vacation :rofl:

I will try and get back later...

Laura705
03-25-2012, 03:23 PM
Happy Sunday/Monday all!

Big congrats Annie!! So happy for you - and you SOOOOO deserve it. :) :yes: :) :yes: :) :yes: Sounds like you had a great vacay too.

Shad - Are you happy to be home? What's next for you? Hope it's some R&R. :)

Nothing much to report. I filed my federal taxes yesterday. :yay: Better not forget my state filing!! Maybe I'll do that today to just get it all done and over with.

Ordered my pillow just now. Hope it works for me like it works for my friend who recommended it.

Did about 4 loads of laundry so far, need to get the last one out of the dryer to fold. Might tackle more later, but next is lunch and a dog walk.

ceejay52
03-25-2012, 08:04 PM
Annie
CONGRATULATIONS, DOING A HAPPY DANCE FOR YOU BOTH. :dance:

Happy
Yikes on the bears. I would not be at all suprised to read that you have had a visitor this spring or summer. Keep an eye on th bbQ grill if you grill.

Mel
I agree with Happy in that your co-workers are taking advantage of you in doing their job.

Laura
Sounds like you are having a productive week end.

Hello's to Michelle, Patty and Javaturtle. :wave:
_______________________

I've had a good couple of days. Friday I completely over did it by mowing the back yard and washing the car. Saturday morning I could barely move. Think I stirred up the bone spurs. Still am having some twinges in the lower back. But went to Paragould to eat with the uncles. It's been beautiful this week end. I'm dreading going to work tomorrow simply because it's to pretty to be on the inside.

Shad
03-25-2012, 09:20 PM
Okay, so here I am back home again. It's nice. There's lots to do around the joint that is for sure, but I am formulating a plan to get things done over the winter months. 2 projects will be to renew the insulation in the roof and to cover the patio. Not too big, but will take me a while to plan and organise and do.

Have a recruiter talking to me about a job I really should not refuse, however I think I am going to. It is an 8 day on, 6 day off all inclusive of accommodation, flights and expenses and a bloody good pay rate as well. However, I am not sure I am up to all that travel since the job is in desert South Australia, at least 2 plane rides and 4 hours flight from here. by the time you get home it will on be 4 days off since travel will take up most of the day in airports and waiting lounges. It will be closer to the new grandchild once it is born, but........ I don't really know. Can I carry the pace for one whole year. dunno, can I live with the company, dunno - they are not known for family values, therefore they pay higher wages. There is a stack of dunnos in there.

Anyway, now time to get off here and get on with a haircut, shopping list, and a planning board. Back for personals later

1day@atime
03-25-2012, 10:27 PM
Hello Ladies,

I just got a kick from Joy to get back here. Work has been so busy... training 1/2 days for the last 5 days, then trying to keep up with work. It's not working. I get so stressed then I turn to food.

Annie - I am so HAPPY for you. You deserve to be loved... I think Curtis is the lucky one.

Shad - when is your grandchild due? Is this the first? That is alot of travel, would you be able to stay over on some weeks instead of traveling back?

Ceejay - I can relate. I worked in the back patio in my raised flower pots and my back was still sore this morning.

Laura - Hope you didn't have to pay uncle Sam this year. So glad we don't have a State tax.

Mel - Midnight call would not be fun, I can't blame you are the policeman for being mad. The weather here has been very warm too. Yesterday up in the 80's and today maybe mid 70's. I'm hoping we get a few more spring days before it gets to hot.

Happy - I try to avoid the grocery store on weekends unless I go early like 7 or 8am. After that the procduce is so picked over. What casino is nearby?

Michellez - Glad to hear you DH finally got a diagnosis. I hope the meds kick in and he starts getting some relief. You take care too, being a caregiver and be hard. Be sure and take some time for you.

happy2bme
03-26-2012, 02:59 AM
Ugh Shad - not family friendly typically means we pay you, we own you - not HUMAN friendly. You have good instincts, been in the business a long time. Trust your judgement. Remember that you've had some bad stints in the past - sounds like this one might run for a whole year - that's alot of stress compared to the typical shorter contracts you usually take on. Again, go with your instincts...

Patty - good to hear from you. Sounds like you are crazy busy at work like most of the folks here. Have to find a way to temper the insanity before your health and eating take a nosedive ;) The casinos we have up this way are all run by the Indian tribes. Still can't beat Las Vegas but it's gotten to be too expensive and a big hassle to get over there anymore.

Ceejay - sounds like you have weekend warrior syndrome - enjoying that nice weather a bit much and overdoing it on the outside work. Hope you feel better. Pop some aspirin, do some stretches to pull the kinks out.

Laura - hope you got the taxes finished. DH is working on ours, I have a feeling he is not taking all the charitable deductions he should because he doesn't want to look for the paperwork. We donated alot of stuff last year when we were getting ready to move. I wish I could have deferred my severance pay until after the 1st of the year for taxes. Did they pull the stumps out when they took the trees out?

Annie - sounds like you and Curtis are just fishing maniacs :lol: Nothing tastes as good as fresh out of the water fishees. Back to the grind now :(

Michelle - hope you and DH got some rest this weekend.

Mel - did you send the cool weather over here? It's back to below freezing at night :( bright sun today but a nip in the air, I tried to get some sun on my arms but wound up having to put a sweater on anyway. I guess the bears are not picky about what they eat - they love apples as do most of the woodland critters but I'm not sure the apple trees have put out fruit yet. An easy favorite is bird feeders - I guess they can open them easily and get at the seed. They will also go into the garbage cans looking for tossed out food. I told DH he needs to put the trash can into the garage. We really don't have alot of trash anymore and it's still cool out so it won't stink up the garage. He had 2 (empty) pizza boxes sitting on the patio that I told him a couple of times he was just asking for trouble leaving them there - if the bears didn't smell them then the big fat raccoons would be trying to get at them. I wonder how they feel about smoothies? :rofl:

Ok, it's below freezing, guess I should close the bedroom window before I crawl into bed. Will try not to wake DH but probably will. I didn't think it was going to be so cold tonight. Brrrr. As you say Mel, winter is back as it should be. G'night all.

MELODY525
03-26-2012, 09:04 AM
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:cofdate: MORNING CHICKS

FINGERS ARE NOT FUNTIONING THIS MORNING FOR SOME REASON.
MAKING ONE TYPO AFTER ANOTHER. MAYBE IT'S THE BRAIN!:lol3:
NOTHING NEW. QUIET WEEKEND.
GOING DOWN TO MAKE "NOTHING" REPORTS. :encore:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK.



ANNIE....SILL CHECK OUT THE PICS LATER.
THANKS FOR SHARING. AND AGAIN CONGRATULATIONS:hug:



CEEJAY.....YOU GUYS ARE RIGHT AND I AM HOLDING MY GROUND.
I AM GLAD YOU GOT TO EAT WITH THE UNCLES EVEN WITH THE ACHES & PAINS:hug:
I AM GESSING YOUR GOOD WEATHER IS HEADING HERE:sunny: FEEL BETTER!




LAURA.....TAXES & PILLOW ORDERING ALL DONE:cheer3: GOOD FOR YOU.
WISH I KNEW YOU WERE SERIOUS ABOUT LAUNDRY....I'D HAVE SENT MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



SHAD.....WOW....BIG DECISION....AND FOR A WHOLE YEAR??
WILL SEND GOOD THOUGHTS FOR THE THINKING PART!!:hug:
WOULD BE NICE TO BE NEWR THE BABY WHEN IT'S BORN BUT THAT'S A LOT OF TRAVELING.
OR....TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN:scooter:
EITHER WAY.....GOOD LUCK!!




HAPPY.......THE WEATHER HERE IS DECIDEDLY MORE "NORMAL" NOW.
EVEN THE WEATHR MEN ARE SAYING WE HAD A GOOD RUN.
HOPE YOU GET TO FEEL THE SUN AGAIN SOON.
I AM CURIOUS AS TO HOW THE TEMPS ARE THRU THE SUMMER THERE.
AT LEAST IT WILL BE CLEAN AIR & SUNSHINE.
PS: I CLOSE MY WINDOW LAST NIGHT!! AND IT WAS ONLY OPENED AN INCH!:rofl:




PATTY.....THOUGHT YOU WERE BUSY FROM YOUR LAST POST.
STAY AWAY FROM THE FOOD WHEN STRESSED AND NO ONE WILL GET HURT :rollpin:
I'M WITH YOU... DON'T WANT 100* WEATHER JUST YET!!!
HAVE A GOOD WEEK AND BE CALM:hug:

ceejay52
03-26-2012, 11:41 AM
Patty
Saw on FB where Shad had given you a swift kick in the pants. We understand about the busyness of the spring and work.

Annie
Went back to read and saw that you two had caught 5 sting rays. Good of the kitchen to fix the catch for you. Sounds like you had a nice vaca.

Happy
I did pop some arthritis strength Tylenol since Saturday morning but it wasn't really doing the job. I found the mobic/meloxicam and took one of those this morning. I'm pretty sure I stirred up those bones spurs. I'm finally getting some relief. This 61 year old body didn't like what I did to it.

Mel
Don't you love the quiet week ends.

Laura
Good for you in having a productive week end.
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It's back to work this morning. I haven't slept good in a couple of nights due to the sore back, plus news of a cousin's illness. I'm going to have to make a point to go talk to her by ourselves next time she's home. By the way home is Paragould.

diyana
03-26-2012, 11:53 AM
Hi ladies -

The weekend flew by. I didn't get nearly as much accomplished as I wanted to, and for some reason I was really tired. I took a 2 hour nap Saturday and a 1 hour nap on Sunday. I got the usual stuff done: laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning, and website work.

I was up before 4 am today because I had to update a document for this new project I'm working on. I'm really busy at work with 75% of my time allocated to one project, and at least 50% of my time allocated to another, but I will not complain about this.

It was chilly here this morning; it got down to 31 degrees overnight. Hopefully the temps will get back to highs in the 60s/70s and lows in the 40s/50s. We were quite spoiled. The lawn is green and growing...so I will likely have to ask one of my neighbors to come over and help me move stuff out of our shed (like the patio furniture) so that I can get to the riding lawn mower which is beneath it all. I tried to move our big wheelbarrow out and tweaked my back a little. I'm not going to make that mistake again. DH said he'd move the stuff, and I keep threatening him that if he overdoes it, I'll take him back to the hospital. :nono: Poor guy, he really has cabin fever, and he hates feeling so feeble.

I wish I had time for personals...hopefully later. Right now, I have to type of minutes of a meeting while they're still fresh in my memory.


Much love and many hugs,

happy2bme
03-26-2012, 12:49 PM
Good morning ladies,

not much going on since I posted 9 hours ago. It's Monday so that means gather the trash for garbage day (ours is Tuesday a.m. - really early pick up so it gets set out Monday afternoon), change the sheets and wash the bedding and clean the bathroom. I have some country ribs for supper - last time we made them in the crockpot and they came out really good but it's too late to get them going unless we want a midnight supper tonight. I'm thinking a slow roast... Yesterday we had steaks on the grill - yummy. I did make headway with some of the stuff in the living room. Still more to go. My spice racks came this morning - DH has to get a mounting board and we will put them on one of the cabinet doors in the laundry room. They said light and heat is the enemy of spices so that pretty much eliminates them from going in cabinets near to or around the stove. We talked about putting a small pantry cabinet in the kitchen next to the door but after thinking about it, that's where I have the trash can now and if I put a cabinet there - it would leave no place to put the garbage. Can't put the trash can under the sink because we have lots of pipes there from the water and dishwasher as well as a separate add on piece for the garbage disposal that injects a fluid that I guess is supposed to help break down food bits in the disposal. I don't use the disposal to grind leftover food - that's too taxing on the septic but I do use it to grind the occasional bit of food left on the plates / pots after I wash them.

Speaking of washing - review of new dishwasher. Pros: it's VERY quiet. So quiet so you can barely hear it running. It does seem to do a good job of cleaning the dishes - except when DH does not pay attention and puts dirty flatware into the basket of clean stuff, thus contaminating the entire bottom rack :dizzy: Cons: it does not shut off by itself, you have to actually hit the off button to shut the display counter off. We cannot seem to get the end of cycle signal to work, despite following the very easy directions. The reason it's so quiet is because it has extra bulk on the top and sides which greatly reduces the interior cavity space. While this is not a problem for a 2 person household - we fill it up every other day - I can see where this would be an issue for a family of 4. And you have to pay attention to the diagram on how to load the washer as the tines are rather funky compared to what I'm used to which makes loading it a challenge. It has a stainless steel interior - my chosing - as the plastic tends to discolor over time plus I feel the metal holds the heat longer and better (see next complaint...) - but stainless is an oxymoron as I think stainless is one of the most difficult materials to keep clean - the water tends to spot it up not that I am fretting over keeping the inside cover clean but just making an observation. My biggest complaint and I know there is nothing you can do about this is that it that the dry cycle does not get hot enough / stay hot long enough to actually dry the dishes. We had the same issue with our Whirlpool in TN when we replaced the existing Whirlpool with a newer model. The energy efficient ones save water and heat at the expense of drier dishes. I have to let the washer sit for about an hour at the end of the cycle, then open the door for an hour to finish drying.

Would I get another Bosch unit? My primary goal was to save water going into the septic so I think it meets my most important criteria. Price wise and for interior space, I would have gone with Whirlpool again (we've had 3 of them and that brand continues to be highly rated). Although I'm sure the Whirlpool is cheaper because it has the plastic interior and lower quality racks.

Anyway so much for my morning babble. I think I'll get dressed and go with DH to the "man store" - farm and fleet place and check out the garden area.

Have a good Monday chicks.

happy2bme
03-26-2012, 12:50 PM
Michelle - you get up REALLY early in the morning - no wonder you are tired as well as still dragging from the lung crud. Don't wear yourself out or you'll be restless and in bed next to DH whom I imagine will be starting to get fussy soon ;)

Laura705
03-26-2012, 01:07 PM
Morning all. The admin asst is out today, so it’s quiet by me.

Happy – Oh, black bears coming out of their hibernation – HUNGRY bears!!! :yikes: I agree, get dh to move the garbage or anything remotely smelling of food somewhere out of reach! Our dishwasher also has to be manually shut off as well. We aren’t in a hurry to empty our DW, so the drying thing never bugs us. For the stainless interior – when it got hazy, I ran a cycle with vinegar in the soap dispenser and that took care of it. I’m fine with the look of stainless steel appliances, but I find them a hassle to keep clean. It sounds like you’re generally satisfied – I hope it continues for the long-term.

Mel – We’re having cold temps today – 40’s. Typical spring in Chicago weather, LOL. The cat tripping the alarm is funny to me, but then again, I’m not the one being awoken in the middle of the night with a grumpy cop responding, teehee.

Ceejay – Glad the meds are helping your back. :) Hope you can catch up on your sleep tonight!

Shad – Wow, that next assignment sounds challenging – and I’m not even talking about the actual work you’d be doing! There are some positives to it I suppose – you’d be earning a good amount of frequent flyer miles, hahaha. But the hours – 8 days straight, and all that travel time. What a decision. And it’s a year-long assignment… oy. :faint:

Patty – Hope work calms down for you – sounds really stressful. Nice to have no state taxes – how does the state fund its spending - corporate taxation?

Michelle – Your %’s add up to more than 100, so you must be really busy!! Glad you got in a couple naps this weekend – I’m sure you need it after all the stress you’ve had w/ dh and work. :hug: Yeh, it was strange bundling up again after all the downright summery weather we had lately. Some folks at the train station didn’t dress for the weather this morning, and they looked cold!! This might have sent me into a funk if I didn’t know milder temps will be returning soon enough. The downside, of course, the growing grass! Ours is getting green but not growing much yet, thankfully, but a lot of other folks in the neighborhood had to mow this weekend. I’m glad you’re going to ask for help to get at the mower – you sure don’t need the back pain, and dh doesn’t need to further weaken himself!

Hi Annie, Mary! :wave:
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Nothing much else to report. I ended up taking doggy for a walk yesterday before lunch. Poor guy got tired out, and I think it was my fault. We were by the park and I noticed the tennis courts were open, so I took doggy in there and had him go after the tennis ball I had in my fanny pack. I didn’t think that would have tired him – as usual he didn’t want to return the ball, so I only tossed it a few times. Oh well, in our house, we always say that a tired dog is a happy dog… :D

Bf and I had a late lunch at a mom & pop restaurant that doesn’t open til 3 pm, so we went to Walmart for a few things first. Aaargh. I was frazzled from start to finish in there. The place was jammed, and negotiating the aisles with all the giant carts is crazy. Bf was shocked about the ever-increasing price of the saline solution (for rinsing our contact lenses), and I was annoyed because once again they were out of the liquid hand soap. I just hope we like what we ended up with – watermelon something-or-other. Our late lunch/early dinner (linner or dunch, whichever you prefer) was fine, and we stopped at the library afterwards. I ended up with 4 dvds.

After we got back home, I did one more load of laundry and filed my state tax return. Yay, all done!! C’mon refunds!!

BF met a friend to go to a movie, so I had the house to myself and I watched the dvd “Friends with Benefits” (Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake). It was alright – better than the one with a similar plot that starred Natalie Portman & Ashton Kutcher. I can’t recall the title... Had to look it up or have it drive me nuts – it was “No Strings Attached”. Anyway, it was alright. Justin is more enjoyable to see shirtless than Kutcher, lol. Two of my other borrowed dvd’s are “Hot Tub Time Machine” and “Due Date”. Yes, I am finally seeing the fluffy, silly guy movies that I didn’t want to fork over the $$ for at the movie theater, lol. The final dvd is “Blue Valentine” which is a drama with Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams that I heard was very good. Hopefully I can watch all three before they come due in a week.

When I was watching the movie last night, a HS kid came to the door trying to sell something. I was ticked off because it was a bit after 8 pm on a Sunday and she thinks that’s a good time to come around??!! And I was annoyed with how dumb she must have been to come up in the first place because I had our main door open, with just the storm door between doggy (who likes to lay by the door and look out) and whoever’s on the other side. So he’s barking ferociously and she still decides to come up to the door? I should think she would have moved on to the next house instead of dealing with that, but no. I shook my head and sent her away. Sigh. I need to post a “no solicitors” sign.

Well, that's about it for me. Pilates class tonight, as usual.

Cheers!
:cheers:

MELODY525
03-26-2012, 08:19 PM
:cloud9: SWEET DREAMS EVERYONE & GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE:sunny:

JEN & I JUST DECIDED WE'RE SPENDINGTHE DAY TOMORROW GOING TO THE SUPERMARKET, STORING THE GROCERIES & GOING OUTSIDE.
IT WAS GORGEOUS TODAY LOTS OF LOVELY SUN AND FRESH AIR.
NOTHING MUCH NEW HERE. FOUND WE HAVE SOME PROBS WITH A FE W THAT MIGHT HAVE DEMENTIA.
GOING TO BE A BIOT MORE CAREFUL WHOSE APARTMENT I GO TO ALONE.
SCARY STUFF. HOPE I DPON'T GO THAT WAY.:crazy:
I HAVE A LOT TO DO BEFORE I GO TO BED SO I BBETTER GET A MOVE ON.
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT/DAY.:moped:




CEEJAY....SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE COUSINS ILLNESS. SENDING GOO THOUGTS. :hug:
HOPE YOUR BODY IS FEELING BETTER FROM THE MOWING!
YES I LOVE QUIET WEEKENDS!! I LOVE TO BE A HERMIT TOO! :rofl:
HOPE YOU SLEEP BETTER TONITE!!




MICHELLE....THAT'S ALL THE DH NEEDS....DUST & POLLEN IN THOSE LUNGS.
TELL HIM I AM GOING TO BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF HIM....AS SOON AS I FIND ME AN ARMY!!! :lol3: :lol3:
GOOD LUCK WITH THE PROJECTS AND BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR BODY TOO!!
NOT HAVING YOU BOTH IN BED FOR THE SUMMER....UNLESS OF COURSE YOU ARE BOTH UP TO IT!!:belly:




HAPPY.....SOME GOOD POINTS AND CONS FOR THE WASHER I SEE. WISH THAT THEY COULD JUST ALL DO WHAT WE WANT THEM TO DO!! MY WASHER IS MY 2 HANDS!! ROFLMAO. THEY DON'T GET HEATED UP LIKE THEY USED TO EITHER :rofl: HOPE IN THE END IT DOWS THE JOB THOUGH. I LOVE THAT YOU ARE FINDING PLACES TO PUT THINGS AND "DOING" YOUR NEW HOME WITH THE PERSONAL TOUCHES LIKE THE SPICE RACK. :hug: SO CUTE!!!




LAURA.....HAD A LAUGH AT THE HOT TUB TIME MACHINE.
SOUNDED EITHER LIKE A SCI FI OR PORN:rofl: :ropfl:
BUT I DO THINK I HEARD IT BEFORE ON THE TV. LOL
SHOULD HAVE SIC-ED THE DOG ON THE HS GIRL!! LOL
YOUR WHOLE WEEKEND SOUNDED GREAT.
YOU AND HAPPY DID WASH TOGETHER....I GAVE IT A PASS.
NOW IT'S THIS WEEK. BUT I HAVE PLENTY OF STUFF TO WEAR
BEFORE ESPERATE! LOL
POOR DOGGIE GOT ALL TIRED OUT AND I DO L.OVE A TIRED DOG TOO!!
I USED TO PLAY WITH THE BIRD TILL HE GOT SO TIRED OF ME HE FLEW TO HIS PERCH TO GO TO BED!! ROFLMAO
A TIRED BIRDIE WAS A SILENT BIRDIE!!!!


OK KIDS....GOTTA GET GOING IT'S AFTER 7 AND I DIDN'T EVEN SHOWER YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

annie175
03-26-2012, 08:54 PM
OK Girlies...I must admit...I am too tired, even tho coming off a vacay...to post personals...my apologies.....

Today was h*ll at work...I only had 48 voicemails and 109 emails....jeez of pete...it took me all day long to get through the VMs and writing down messages that needed responded to...then I printed all the emails that needed responded to...are you kidding me....I was busy doing that till 2 pm....holy cow. Really is vacation worth all of that on a Monday...YES,...H*LL YEAH!!!!

So tomorrow will not be any easier as I will be busy for probably a couple of days responding to all of that...not including the investigation stuff. Man, Friday cannot get here soon enough....even tho this will all take me into next week. Phew weeeeeeeee.....

Dinner done...check. Dishes in DWasher..check. Laundry in washer..check. Dryer done..check. Laundry folded, hung, put away..check. Man laundry after vacay is GINORMOUS!! Curtis fishing on lake behind house...check. Me posting...the bestest check ever!

Dinner...marinated steak tenderloin grilled...potatos on grill...baked pasta weirdness I dreamed up which tasted pretty good all wonderful...of course Curtis compliments me on everything, I never know if it really was good or not....I just have to go with it.

I ordered a spice that the haunted bed n brekky used on everything, which made everything taste so tender and yummy. Had to order on-line...no one carried it...called..."SPIKE". Hope to get it in a few days to see if that was what really made everything taste so good. It consists of....natural herbs like 35 of them and sea salt and sea salt crystals....sounds magical...will let you know.

Thinking about getting married in a couple of years in Aussie land....hear that sista's.....save up.....SHAD...look out for company....want to get married in roo land...we will see...unless we just take off to somewhere quick like Las Vegas and do it anyway...that is the plan. Australia in 2014....sometime....SHAD..suggest the best time...do not like cold weather...keep that in mind and coordinate with your schedule...do not want to interfere with your schedule. You will have to be my maid of honor.
Things may change between now and then...we will see.

CHELLE...still looking at a good time to come and visit with you and DH. I will be available to clean...cook....or yard work....I love it all, do not worry about anything.....I will let you know Curtis's vacay soon.

I have probably babbled on long enough....got a bit more to do before bed time and Curtis comes back from fishing.

Have a wonderful night/morning......day....

Loves and hugs.

1day@atime
03-27-2012, 12:34 AM
Hello,

Annie - I know what you mean by the emails. I get around 80 to 120 emails a day... yes a day.. Plus phone calls at work and if they can't find me at work, they call on my work mobile. Dinner sounds good. I am sure your cooking is good. Have you started in your garden? I planted several flower pots this weekend and will start planting my tomatos next week.

Mel- I hope you get lots of sunshine tomorrow. Yes, you need to be careful when visiting. Let Jen know where you are going.

Laura - do you do pilates at home or go somewhere? I would like to take a class but no classes near my house. I agree with you on the girl knocking at the door after 8pm. I won't open my door and now with no doggie I don't like to leave it open when it gets dark. We have sales tax with every purchase, tax on gas, land etc.

Happy - I would love to get a new dishwasher but with only 1 in the house It takes a week to fill up. I don't have patience so I run it sooner and then waste water, so I would end up washing by hand. I didn't run it for quite a while and the rubber, gaskets thingy got stuck or dried up... so now I need a new one. I hope you found lots of fun things at the man store. :) We have casinos about 100 miles from here. I'm thinking of making a visit this weekend.

Michellez - Don't overdo it. Focus on DH, furbabies and you. The rest can wait. I'm sure DH is going stir crazy with being housebound. Keeping him in my prayers.

Ceejay - Yep, she gave me a good kick. I hope your back is feeling better.

Shad - Hello, hope all is going well with you.

I hope I didn't miss anyone..

Shad
03-27-2012, 03:03 AM
A grandchild and a wedding, things to look forward. Better not kick the bucket between now and then should I.

Annie - things to remember. Winter is between May and September here, always depending on where you want to be. Winter in the tropics is warm days, clear skies, no cyclones and precious few bugs. Nights are cool but great for snuggling! 'cough, cough, nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
Then you need to think about what sort of wedding - beach, mountain, desert. It might have to be in a place where I know people so that you have witnesses (if the family is not coming down as well) but fear not, we have cooks, bottle washers, dog walkers, kids for flower girls, drivers, sparkies and other trades to make the day special if you do decide to have it here. Plenty of time to make decisions unless you plan to bring over the MP and half the army - although if we go to Darwin, you can get married on an American Army base - should be in place by then.

Patty - good to see you back and posting. We all need a :kick: from time to time. Does us the world of good. I find dishwashers smell if you don't run them regularly. That's where the drawers come in handy.

Ceejay - hope you get past the spurs and pain shortly.

Happy - good review on the dishwasher. Always a toss up on buying appliances. I've just bought a new vacuum. German make and so far seems okay. We shall see when I really ask it for the goods after the cat has moulted. Interested to read about the bears. Guess they just want food like everyone else and it's easier to be in the rubbish bin than having to fish in a lake.

Mel - Dementia abounds. Should you get it, I will come over and shoot myself when I get there, I think, should I remember. Horrible, horrible disease.

Michelle - I am not surprised you are tired and need a nap. You have been living on stress and worry for months and it is now settling down somewhat. There is always payback. Take it from one who has been there.

Laura - always nice to have the house to yourself for a bit. Doesn't mean you have to rush around and do things, but it does mean that the house is nice and quiet - or loud if you like your music like that.

Better go and get on with cleaning my room. Time for a spring clean there. And DS2 has arrived home as well.

diyana
03-27-2012, 10:17 AM
Good morning ladies -

Yes, things are busy at work. Early last week, when I thought I would only have 2 or 3 reports to build by mid-April, I volunteered to assist with another project (that's the 50+% of my time project). Then, by the end of last week, I learned I had to revise/rebuild 17 additional reports by mid-April...some involve more complex changes than others. So I'll have to manage my time very carefully, and have to work some long days - but you won't hear me complaining.

Today, I'll be in training all day, but that's a good thing too.

As for the "difficulties" at work...I won't know much more until I get my review. But I've decided not to worry about it and just focus on working hard.

DH is hopefully going to work on the taxes today. He's up and around for an hour or two at a time, usually working on computers, then he rests and bit and gets back up later.

Yesterday, I had some errands after work, so DH came with me to get out of the house. And since the errands were close by, I let him drive...his first time driving since before the surgery. But I told him that until his oxygen level improves and gets more stabilized, I don't want him driving by himself anywhere.

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Annie - Australia in 2014? Okay...we'll start saving up. DH and I would LOVE to go to Australia for your wedding; although our finances would probably prefer a Vegas wedding. :rofl: As for when you and Curtis can come visit...DH would rather wait until he's feeling better so we can actually show you around and do fun stuff...maybe summer or autumn would work better. Let me know what Curtis' vacation dates are. BTW, I got the email with the ring and necklace photos...absolutely gorgeous!! I can imagine how lovely they look on you, and I can't wait to see you in person wearing them!!

Shad - That potential new job sounds very tempting due to the pay and all expenses covered, plus being near the new grandchild. That is a lot of traveling and time away from home for a whole year, especially since they aren't known for family values. Trust your instincts, girlfriend.

Mel - I'm glad you're giving the employees answers they don't like. It is NOT your job to do their job for which they are paid much more than you, I'm sure! Arrrgh! People like that get me SO mad! I used to watch Carol Duvall's craft show all the time - back when I had time for crafts and made stuff to sell at craft fairs. I cracked up when I read that a cat pulled a medical alarm! Too funny!! Definitely let Jen know before you go visiting tenants that have dementia.

Happy - On occasion, we get black bears down here. In fact, they have been spotted in the suburbs of Milwaukee. But thankfully, they aren't nearly as common down here as up north. I've never heard of bears getting into bird feeders, but I imagine they're starving when they first wake up from hibernation. I know when we used to go camping in Yosemite National Park in CA, the park rangers warn campers to not leave ANYTHING out (or in your tent) that has a scent (including toothpaste, deodorant, dish soap, etc.). The campgrounds had metal boxes (called bear boxes) that can be locked, which is where you store all food and scented items. You can't even keep a cooler of soda in your vehicle because bears recognize the shape of coolers and know that coolers mean food, and they will break into vehicles to get at the cooler. As for bears and their cubs, when DH and I were hiking in Yosemite, some other hikers came upon an adorable bear cub and they surrounded it and kept getting closer trying to pet it. Not us though...for we knew that Momma Bear was not far away, so we hightailed it out of there. I love and have profound respect for pretty much all animals, but some animals are best respected from a distance. :yes: Bummer that you missed out on the crab leg dinner. I also hate black flies and any biting insect. I don't mind the "real" RED ladybugs...but those nasty ORANGE Asian beetles pack a mean bite. OUCH! That's weird that the dishwasher doesn't shut off by itself. I've never heard of such a thing. Our dishwasher doesn't put out too much water to the septic...at least not compared to the washer. So we just make sure that we don't do more than 2 (or on a rare occasion - 3) loads of wash per day.

Laura - Good on ya' for getting your taxes done. I think I missed the type of pillow you ordered. A good pillow is SO important.

Ceejay - So sorry to hear about the bone spurs acting up. When I overdo it, I take Aleve (with food so it doesn't upset my stomach); that seems to help a lot. I've got a bone spur in my ankle that acted up last night...but thankfully it only acts up occasionally. Bummer that the sore back has been keeping you up at night. I can definitely relate. There are many nights I have to take meds to ease the back pain enough so I can sleep. I'm so sorry to hear of your cousin's illness. I'll keep her (and you) in my prayers.

Patty - So glad that you're back. I hope your training was good. I think the class I'm taking today will be a good one. :)


Okay...time to head upstairs for training.


Much love and many hugs to all my dear friends,

Laura705
03-27-2012, 01:09 PM
Morning all.

Mel - Scary situation if you encountered violent behavior! Please be careful. Hope the grocery shopping goes well and you have plenty of time to enjoy the weather today. :) :flow1: Ah ha, you used the "tire 'em out" strategy on your pet too!! It's either do more laundry or buy more clothes, sheets and towels, and I actually prefer doing laundry over shopping, LOL. Besides, I don't have room to store more stuff...

Annie - You just painted such a perfect domestic picture there, too bad the return to work stuff has to be there! OMG that's a lot of VM & EM!!! :faint: :headache: Good luck sorting it all out. I'm glad you still feel that the vacay was worth all that - means it was a really good one!! :) Wow, no small plans - a wedding in Aus. sounds fantastic! I would love to go back there and see another part of the country (I was only in the Sydney area). Course I wouldn't mind going back to Las Vegas either, LOL! Let us know how that Spike Spice works out!

Patty - So you get that much EM and VM on a daily basis! :yikes: No wonder you're stressed! Pilates could definitely help with that. Well any exercise really. I take Pilates twice a week at a park district facility that's a five minute drive from home. Maybe there's classes close to your work that you could take if there's nothing close to home??

Shad - Yeh, nothing like a quiet house. Bf benefits more from that than me. I need to send him on outings more regularly. :D

Michelle - Hope the training today is worth the time, given your busy schedule. I went to two lunchtime workshops last week and both were interesting. I learned that my conflict management style is heavily weighted towards a combo of accomodation or avoidance (vs. compromising, competing, or collaborating). Not surprised by that. So dh is feeling better? The pillow I ordered is filled with buckwheat hulls. It is a pillow that can be shaped to suit you and provides more neck support.

Hellos to Ceejay, Happy & Mary.
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It started out sort of gloomy and chilly this morning, but I think it's supposed to brighten up and warm up, so that'll be nice. I'll see how it is at lunchtime. I won't mind being overdressed on the way home. :D

Last night was Pilates class. My Wed. night instructor filled in for the Mon. instructor. I was okay with that.

I watched the last half of DWTS and then something else I can't recall at the moment. Oh, Castle. It was alright. I heard that a new series called Mary and Rhoda is coming on the Hallmark channel. I love the Mary Tyler Moore show! I'll have to tune in to see what this series will be like.

Tonight is supposedly ribs for dinner, but we'll see if something comes up to throw a wrench into that plan.

That's about it for me. TTFN Worldlies! :wave:

MELODY525
03-27-2012, 03:21 PM
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I WOULD SAY "HONEY I'M HOME" BUT I NEVER WENT TO THE STORE.
I WOKE UP AND IT WAS WINDY & 27 DEGREES OUT.
CALLED JEN AND WENT BACK TO BED:brr:
WE CAN GO WHEN THERE'S ANOTHER SPRING THAW!

WE SpENT THE DAY TOGETHER AND ORGANIZED SOME JUNK.
THEN TOSSED MORE JUNK OUT. I DIDN'T WANT ANY OF HERS.
SHE DIDN'T WANT ANY OF MINE. SO IT WAS A WIN WINS SITUATION.

I HAD TO RUN DOWN TO SEARCH FOR A FILE CABINET THAT WENT MISSING(ON WHEELS) AND FOUND JOHN.
HE CAME TO HAVE A VISIT. HE THINKS HIS HOUSE MIGHT BE SOLD.
HE'S BEEN TRYING QUIETLY TO SELL IT AND MOVE TO THEIR HOME IN PENNSY.
WISHING HIM ALL KINDS OF GOOD LUCK:crossed:

THAT ALL FOR NOW FOLKS. HAVE A SUPER AFTERNOON/MORNING.





SHAD....IF I GET IT I WANT YOU TO COME AND SHOOT ME....NOT YOURSELF!!!
THAT WOMAN SCARED ME A BIT. SHE'S A RETIRED PRISON GUARD.
NEVER GOING BACK THERE AGAIN. SHE'S A FRASSING BRUISER.
COPS CAN COME AND GET THE KEYS FROM ME FROM NOW ON .
GOING TO MAKE THAT A NEW RULE:queen:
I HOPE YOUR TIME OFF IS GIVING YOU THE MENTAL BREAK YOU DESERVE.
IS IT VERY CHILLY YET?? SEND ME SOME WARMTH IF YOU HAVE EXTRA:hug:
DANG...I JUST REMEMBERED........I FORGOT TO SEND THE PHONE #S IN THE EMAIL.
GONNA DO IT AS SOON AS I GET OFF HERE:dizzy: TALK ABOUT SENIOR MOMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!




ANNIE.....I AM JUST SO VERY HAPPY THAT YOU ARE HAPPY!!!:encore:
IT DOES MY HEART GOOD TO READ YOUR POST THIS AFTERNOON:hug:
HANG ON TO ALL THESE GOOD FEELINGS.
THEY WILL LAST FOREVER IN THE LAND OF HAPPY MEMORIES!!




PATTY,,,,,,,THE ONLY THINGYOU MISSED WHAT HOW ARE YOU DOING???:rofl:
HOPE THE WORK IS GETTING CALMER AND SENDING YOU HUGS:hug:




MICHELLE....GLAD THE DH GOT OUT OF THE HOUSE A BIT.
HOPE THE DIFFICULTIES AT WORK SUBSIDE OR FRASSING GO AWAY!!!!!!
SORRY THERE IS MORE GOING ON YOUR PLATE. STAY STRONG.
I WOULD TELL JEN WHERE I AM GOING BUT IT'S IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT:faint:




LAURA....I WILL WATCH FOR THAT NEW SHOW YOU MENTIONED.
I LOVE STUFF LIKE THAT. I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF TV LAND CHANNEL:dancer:
THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP. JEN LOVES IT TOO.
GOTTA LOVE HAZEL & LEAVE IT TO BEAVER:rofl:
I'M STILL WAITING FOR A DAD LIKE FATHER KNOWS BEST.
THE ONLY THING MY DAD KNEW WAS THE LOCATION OF EVERY GIN MILL
WITHIN A 25 MILE RADIUS OF OUR HOME!!!!:cheers:

happy2bme
03-27-2012, 03:58 PM
Mary and Rhoda show - I had to find out more about that - Hallmark channel was pretty mum about it...

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and "love is all around" as The Hallmark Channel has acquired the rights to the classic CBS '70s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show! Who can turn the world on with her smile? Only the great Mary Tyler Moore can, along with the help of the rest of the brilliant cast: Betty White, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Ted Knight, Ed Asner, Gavin McLeod, and Georgia Engel. The series of course was about Mary Richards who was jilted by her fiancé, so she moves to Minneapolis and eventually winds up as Associate Producer of The Six O'Clock News. She also befriends her new neighbor, Rhoda Morgenstern, with whom she is initially at odds.
While Valentine's Day is next week, Hallmark will not premiere the classic sitcom until Sunday, April 1, 2012. The series will premiere with a marathon on Sunday, April 1 (and no, we're not foolin') with an all-day marathon. Details are still to come, but the marathon will also feature the 2000 ABC Monday Night TV movie Mary & Rhoda, starring Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper. In the movie, Mary Richards and Rhoda Morgenstern find themselves alone after the death of Mary's husband and Rhoda's divorce. Both have relocated to New York City and try to jumpstart their dormant careers and reconnect with their daughters. Currently, the classic sitcom airs on the digital network MeTV Network and on cable on FamilyNet, so Hallmark's rights are not exclusive.
Hallmark Channel recently added The Bob Newhart Show to its schedule (started in mornings, now in late night), so it looks like they are adding classic sitcoms (both this and Mary Tyler Moore Show are MTM Enterprises sitcoms). We can't reveal the April 2012 schedule just yet, but stay with us in the coming weeks to see if The Mary Tyler Moore Show does indeed "make it after all" on the regular schedule after this marathon event. More details on the marathon are still to come, too, so stay tuned.

Read more: http://blog.sitcomsonline.com/2012/02/hallmark-channel-acquires-mary-tyler.html#ixzz1qL8bcRFW

happy2bme
03-27-2012, 04:38 PM
You guys with the hundreds of emails and voicemails have my utmost sympathies. Worst job I ever had in my life was like that. I remember coming into my office at 7am and feeling a huge sigh of relief if my V/M light button on the phone was not blinking! There's no way to possibly keep up with that stuff.

Well Annie - here's one regret in advance for your wedding - I can't afford to go to my niece's wedding in Houston much less clear around the world, much as both of us would dearly love to see Shad on her home court. But I'm glad you are getting married. Maybe you, Sissy and DS could make it a threesome :D

Hope John sells his house Mel - :crossed: things are picking up slowly in the housing market. I heard the people across the yard from us sold their house close to asking price which I am shocked about - but they had the place on the market for close to 2 years on and off and the outside needs expensive replacement work. They were sneering at people like us who "gave their house away" and brought down home values by selling under market. Oh well those people did not offer to keep the place up, mow the lawn, rake leaves and pay our taxes, insurance and utilities while we left the house vacant waiting for the best price. :snooty:

Mel - please do be careful with some of the folks who might not be mentally in this world at the moment. :no: Don't want to see you get hurt.

Laura - I have some leftover ribs from last night in case you aren't feeling like cooking yours today ;) They came out good. I might feed them to DH tonight.

Michelle - what ever happened to your next job at work or are you caught in the middle? You talked about applying for a developers job then talked about going with another reporting group. Are you still stuck in limbo? I hope not for your sake. Crazy sometimes (often actually) what goofiness defines a re-org. Glad to hear that DH got out for a bit. A good thing that you won't let him go out alone yet.

Shad - ok, word of the day - what's a sparkie? :lol: As for bears, I think they will wade into a shallow stream if the "fishing" is easy and food leaps right into their mouth - ie. spawing fish, but they are not swimmers by nature and will not walk into the lake and go flapping about for their dinner. I'm sure the fish hang too low and are way too fast for them. Especially when they first wake up and are sleepy :lol: I hear noises on the deck at night - probably the bear cub sized raccoons we see on the back lot. I was in the gazebo for a minute today and noticed that something has been chewing the floor boards right outside it :yikes: Did quite a bit of damage - I'm betting it was those (not so) cute pine squirrels trying to get at the seed that fell through the cracks. Apparently digging through wood is easier than just going down to the grass and walking beneath the deck to get at the loose seed :rolleyes: Smart they are not!

Patty - I would have to agree with you on the dishwasher - would not do me much good if I were a party of 1. Actually I don't mind hand washing except that it puts alot of water down the drain. Have fun at the casino - 2 hours drive each way - do you make that an overnight stay?

Annie - couldn't agree with you more re: the amount of work before AND after vacation to get ready / catch up. Almost makes yah wonder if it's worth it. But usually it IS. I see we are close in cycle on the meal planning again - must be the stores are coordinating sales :lol:

Just a comment about the taxes - TN is a no income tax state BUT they more than make up for it being the FEE capital of the world. Everything has a fee (and often more than one) attached to it. I think I'd rather pay the tax. But down there taxes are a bad word (don't know how the people think things get paid for) and I guess they don't think of fees as money coming out of their pocket. People will live in one town but not another where housing is less expensive because "we're NOT paying county AND city taxes". People will not live across the border in Mississippi because tho housing is cheaper and you can get more land for your dollar - "I'm not paying no state income tax". Yet, they will drive across the border to shop because sales tax in MS is far less than the 9.25% in the greater Memphis area. Screwy :dizzy: So yes Laura, when you come down to it, the money has to come from somewhere -taxes, increased sales price, less product for your money, special assessments or just plain do without and be like my sister's town in which the high schools are ancient and horridly overcrowded because every referendum to build a new high school gets voted down by the seniors who don't have kids and don't want their taxes raised. :dunno:

I found a yummy cinnamon cake I am dying to make from a site on Pinterest. It will use up some of the extra baking ingredients I have laying around and will no doubt make the house smell fabulous too. Later kids...

annie175
03-27-2012, 09:44 PM
Hey Girls....

Dinner was fabulous...Curtis was going to be late getting home...Tuesday and Thursday are his late nights....plus he had some errands after work. I fixed asparagus and mushrooms...potatos and onions....cabbage n cheese wrapped in bacon...all 3 each wrapped in foil with spices and what not on the grill then made burgers (95% lean with NO pink slime filler) all on the grill...it was sooooooo good. My goodness..it was delish...

Today was another worked filled day with no lunch....man...it was a long day...then they are doing construction where I get on the highway...took 25 mins to get through a normally 3 minute light/get on the highway ordeal. I got home 40 minutes later than usual. BLAH!

Not doing personals as I am going to bed...I am so tired...old age is getting to me.

Loves and Hugs...happy evening/morning/day!

Shad
03-27-2012, 09:53 PM
Morning all,

back in the office and wondering what I am doing here. Should still be at home having time off, I am sure

Not much to report here. Still just the same as ever. Nothing new, more whinging and people being put off.

Happy - Sparkie or sparky = electrician. We might set up some flashing neons and sparkles and pretend we are in Vegas rather than my back yard for Annies wedding.

Drat - here come the 20 questions again. Back later

MELODY525
03-28-2012, 09:12 AM
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HELLO KIDDOS.
REALLY BAD NIGHT. TOSSED & TURNED & SHOULDER PAIN.
GOING TO BE A DO NOTHING DAY FOR MELLIE TODAY.
JOHN CALLED LAST NIGHT AND SAID THE DRAMA IS WORSE HERE. :lol3:
I TOLD HIM IT SOUNDS WORSE BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN GONE SO LONG!!!
HE ALSO SAID I LOOKED BETTER LAST TIME WE MET.
HE COULD BE RIGHT. MAYBE I AM PUSHING THE ENVELOPE A BIT MUCH.
EITHER WAY, I AM HAVING A MELIDAY:beach:





HAPPY....JOHN REMINDS ME OF YOU TWO SELLING THE HOUSE.
HE IS GOING FOR A LOWER PRICE TOO JUST TO GET OUT OF HERE.
BUT THE WIFE IS IN FINANCES AND SHE'S NOT SURPRISED.
MAIN REASON IS THEY REALLY LET THE HOUSE GO WITH REPAIRS AND
NOW THEY HAVE TO MAKE SOME TO GET THRU THE RE-INSPECTION!!!:faint:
THEN THEY WILL BE OFF TO FLORIDA ONE DAY.
I KNOW A BUILDING FULL OF PEOPLE HERE THAT VOTE AGAINST ANY RAISES IN TAXES.
SAD. THEY THINK THAT LIFE IS FREE!!:rofl:
HAVE YOU WORKED ON YOUR "CRAFT CENTER" YET??
I REMEMBER THE PICTURES AND THAT HOUSE IS GORGEOUS INSIDE.





ANNIE....WHEN I AM RICH YOU CAN BE MY CHEF:hun:




SHAD.....HOPE YOU MADE IT THRU THE 20 QUESTIONS.
FOR SOME REASON I THOUGHT THIS JOB WAS OVER:dizzy:
I GET SO CONFUSED LATELY :rofl: I KEEP TELLING JEN TO HAVE PATIENCE!
HAVE A GOOD WEEK:hug:

annie175
03-28-2012, 09:40 AM
I'M WALKING ON SUNSHINE...whoa oh....and don't it feel good....

Today is 75 and sunny in Indy...rain north, but not here. Curtis and his brother went fishing today on their day off. He was like a little kid at Christmas getting ready to go this morning. His brother showed up precisely at 6 am. I packed them leftovers from last night for their lunches and away they went....too cute!

MELLIE...I warned you about doing too much too early...I am seriously coming to whack you with the rolling pin. I will be your chef and work for hugs instead of bucks....

SHADDIE...I thought the job was over also. I must be reading between the lines or something. As far as the other job goes and the traveling, just have to weigh out what you really want from that position. Having a grandbaby and being around "it" is such a joy<---no pun intended. You may just want to take the job for the bennies.

Hey to all my sweet Worldlie sisters!

Hugs.

diyana
03-28-2012, 09:53 AM
Good morning ladies -

Another busy day ahead full of meetings and being assigned more tasks. :woohoo: I'm glad about this...even if it means putting in extra hours.

DH is feeling a little bit better. He's able to be up and around a little more, and he's not coughing as much. He still gets winded and tired very easily, which frustrates him.

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Patty - I can't even imagine that many VMs everyday!! I don't get too many calls, thankfully; and therefore, very few voicemails. I do get a lot of emails though, so when I'm out there's lots of catching up to do.

Mel - 27 degrees!! :brr: I would've stayed in bed too! After a chilly morning yesterday, we warmed up to the mid 60s. This morning started warmer..but really windy. I hope the wind calms down by this evening as I have to put the garbage/recycling out, and I don't want our recycled stuff blowing all over the neighborhood. I honestly don't mind there being lots of my plate when it comes to work. I'm with you about the TV Land channel...always good to watch. As for you, young lady...okay, if you can't let Jen know when you're going to the apartment of a tenant who may have dementia...at least be careful. We don't want anything to happen to our Mel. OUCH! I just read your post about the shoulder pain! Can you take something for it? Or does using ice or heat help? I'm glad you're taking a Meliday. :)

Happy - The developer's job on the web team fell through, and not sure if I'll get my director's permission to apply for the job with the reporting group. So yes, unfortunately I am in limbo for now. I'm not going to stress about it...as long as I have a job and they keep paying me, I'm happy. And if there's any other outcome, I'll address that if it happens. We get raccoons, possums, squirrels and chipmunks in the yard, and DH has even seen a flying squirrel the past couple days. The dogs have a blast running around the yard barking at the squirrels as they jump from tree to tree. So many people in this area (southeastern WI) are against raising any kind of taxes or fees. They need to understand that the infrastructure, schools, etc. need to get their money from somewhere. Heck, DH and I don't have kids, but we ALWAYS vote in favor of anything that will help the schools, and the community as a whole.

Shad - I keep forgetting to mention that there was an article in the Milwaukee newspaper a week or so ago about a horrible Marmite shortage in New Zealand. In the article, it says that marmite is like the Australian vegemite. Is it truly the breakfast staple that they say it is?

Annie - Your dinner last night sounds so yummy! How nice that Curtis and his brother went fishing today!! DH can't wait until he feels up to going fishing. Hopefully in another month or so. I hope the rain stays away so you can enjoy the lovely weather.

:wave: to Ceejay and Mary!


Gotta go prep for a meeting.

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
03-28-2012, 11:19 AM
Morning all.

We had the ribs last night and they were meaty and delicious.

Full day today. Suddenly it is the end of the quarter and I have to get started on my quarter-end work. Along with a jillion other things. This is not the time to be getting one of those "hormone headaches" but I have one. Hope the Excedrin Migraine kicks in soon. Took the last two pills in the bottle. Need to get another one for my backpack - don't leave home without it! :nono:

Will skip personals today (except to wonder where Ceejay is these days) and get back to it. Everyone have a pleasant day.

happy2bme
03-28-2012, 12:50 PM
Good morning ladies,

We are back to what I guess is typical spring weather here - gray, gloomy and in the 50's. Last night it was rather warm - mid 60's temps - the house was actually warm for sleeping so I opened up some windows and the patio door and hoped no critters would think I was inviting them in :lol: I wish it would get just a bit warmer, am anxious for spring already. Gotta start getting serious with my planning if I want a garden this year. DH put my spice racks up yesterday so now I have to go through 100 bottles and decide what I want to keep and what gets pitched because it's old - can't keep it all. I bought some bedding items from Kohl's and they are breaking it up into 5 separate shipments which is going to cause DH to give me the raised eyebrow look thinking I went on a spending spree but not so - we have 2 twin extra long beds now and I have no bedding for that. We needed lighter weight blankets and I like dust ruffles on the box spring - think it looks better than the bare mattress. I wound up buying 2 lightweight comforter sets. Kohl's had these great soft and comfy fleece pjs this winter - I got 2 sets and one for my sister. We both liked them but noticed they have this awful chemical smell to them that you can't seem to get out. I washed them 4 times, left them outside on the porch for an entire week (where they got snowed on more than once :lol: ) and tho the smell diminished, it never went away entirely. As I was looking for blankets online I always read the reviews. Several of the blankets I was interested in talked about having a chemical smell so I was afraid to get them. Most stuff now is made in China - hard to find things that aren't and with some of the reports of really bad stuff found in their products, I am particularly nervous about anything that smells strongly of chemicals. So I hope the mattress pad and comforter sets are ok. :^:

Mel - I am sorry to hear about your shoulder. It seems to me that there are little signs - all around you but quietly tapping you on the sore shoulder telling you to slow down and back off. I hope you are listening as we certainly don't want to see you get laid up again. I hope you enjoy your Meliday - what's on the agenda? I understand about John and the house - 2 huge issues I see with people today - mistakes that can really affect their future - 1) is that they did not keep up with repairs and updates in their homes such that when they want to sell they have to put alot of money - money they resent spending for someone else or money they don't have - into the house to get it attractive to sell. DH hung a few pictures yesterday and we were commenting about how this house could really use a good interior paint job. We had to spend $3,000 getting the wallpaper taken down and having the whole TN house repainted when we sure would have liked to spend that money on this house instead. :( The other mistake I think people make is not saving. That's not to say that there aren't legitimate circumstances in which there simply is no money to be saved but moreso I see people who take their money and give it to their grown children every time they hit a bump or they keep spending thinking they will always have a job. It's an ugly world out there and you have to remember, the only one who's going to take care of you is YOU. It's very hard to deal with being out of work and not being able to find a job because of your age, misperceptions and politics. Anyway, see things with a different pair of eyes and would counsel people quite differently than the accepted norm today. :shrug: As for John - it depends on what price he wants for his house - sometimes you can find a buyer, it might just take a couple of years and during that time more things get old and need replacing and fixing and you continue to spend money on taxes, insurance and upkeep so are you saving that much holding out for a couple of thousand more in the selling price?

Laura - hope the headache eases up - perhaps the hustle bustle of quarter end will make you forget your head hurts. Did you finish that software implementation?

Michelle - bummer on the job. Glad you are busy. Make yourself as useful as possible and let them KNOW you are the go to girl. I wish they would recognize that on their own ;) Tell them if they ditch you I will find another store to shop at and my family buys alot at Kohl's :rofl: You and I have very similar political beliefs - I'm glad to know there's at least another couple in this state that feel the way I do :D although outside of the occasional recall Walker / Walker is Good for WI - people seem to keep their political views mostly to themselves. Thank goodness :yes: ;)

Annie - Walking on Sunshine - great song - you just can't help getting a pep in your step with that one :lol: I'm glad your town has it's turn at having the sun today - can you pass that big hot yellow ball up this way tomorrow? ;) Reading about Curtis going fishing gave me a flash in the head of the opening of the Andy Griffith show (complete with the whistling theme song) as Andy and Opie trot down the road with their fishing poles. Ain't nuttin better than fishin' paw. :lol: Maybe we'd all get along better if we fished more and bittchhed less. :D

Shad - did you come back to work early or are you saying you'd rather still be at home? Thanks for the sparky explanation - makes sense - although obvious I still can't figure it out without help :^: and you're right - someone has to fill the yard with all those tiny white lights on a string. Can't let ordinary men do it as they don't believe no matter how many times you tell them that you can only plug in a maximum of 3 sets of lights end to end without blowing the whole line out!

Well I have things to go through, pack and sort and put away so let me get busy. Have a good hump day ladies - don't forget to put out the trash. Unless your trash day was Monday like us in which case I hope it doesn't get too warm at your house. :lol:

MELODY525
03-28-2012, 02:23 PM
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FINALLY I THINK I AM FINISHED WITH MY RECERT FOR SOC. SECURITY.
THE NEW MAN DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHY THEY WERE STILL DOING THIS.
HE ASKED IF THERE WERE ANY CHANGES AT ALL? NO
DID I GET MARRIED? NO
HOW MUCH ARE GROCERIES? TOO MUCH
HOW MUCH WAS THE ELECTRIC BILL? WORSE THAN THE GROCERY BILL
OK SEND ME YOUR PAY STUBS FOR ONE YEAR. OK
MY BOSS JUST HELPED ME MAIL THEM ALL OUT.
HOPEFULLY THE WOMAN WHO BEGAN ALL THIS WILL NOT BE CALLING BACK!!!
MORE GOOD NEWS IS THAT JEN FINALLY PASSED THE HEATING RECERT.
WOULD YOU BELIEVE WE HAVE BEEN CORRESPONDING WITH THAT OFFICE VIA PHONE & MAIL SINCE JANUARY?????????

SO IT'S A PRETTY GOOD DAY HERE IN NJ:dancer:

happy2bme
03-28-2012, 05:51 PM
:yay: :yay: Yay Mel :dance: :dance:

I can't believe you found someone government related who had some common sense :cp: Hooray for small blessings for you and Jen.

ceejay52
03-28-2012, 07:16 PM
Mel
Ouch on the sore shoulder. I'm glad you are taking it easy today. And yeah for the govenrment offiicial.
Good for Jen in passing her recertification on the heat. :woohoo:
I've checked the place where the birds built a nest last year and I found a couple of eggs. Not sure if it's a pigeon, black bird or dove. Doves' built there last year.

Michelle
Glad the dh is feeling some better.

Happy
You sound more busy than when you were packing. Don't you love to have the freedom do to what ever-when ever.

Annie
We are having a good weather day also. I've even been outside a bit this afternoon. If it's not raining tomorrow I'll definitely be outside.

Laura
Sorry about the headaches. Feel better soon.

Shad
I told my uncle that I was going to predict the weather by how your summer was. Hope work isn't to bad today.

_________
Not much going on. Had our insurance meeting yesterday morning that took up an hour of my time-- Mayor was there politicing also.
Had to call to get the cut off list over here after 5 p.m. and it's as thick as a phone book. Yesterday afternoon was a busy day. So far it's quiet, shhhh.
The doctor's office hasn't called about the last test so I'm assuming that all was good.

annie175
03-28-2012, 08:53 PM
Happy, healthy, positive thoughts and dreams to everyone on Thursday/night....xoxo...just thought I would shout that out to you all....chat later.