Support Groups - April Antics and Adventures in the Land of the Worldlie Chicks




happy2bme
04-01-2012, 11:48 AM
Welcome to a new month - spring for those up here, autumn for the chick down under. At least we both get pretty colors and nicer weather ;)

Here's last month's thread in case you want to go back and catch up -

March Madness with the Worldlie Chicks (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/support-groups/253952-march-madness-worldly-chicks-7.html)


happy2bme
04-01-2012, 12:30 PM
Ok, now to get to a proper post - always an adventure trying to toggle 2 threads and catch up.

Today was supposed to be warm and sunny which I was eagerly anticpating but it's another day of coolness, gloom and spitting wet stuff. :( I miss the sun already. As far as the internet goes, the tech came out to the house, tested a few things and said it comes down to the service provider's network which I guess is sort of good news meaning it's not some repair here. Said they have an overload of customers on the wire (no big surprise when you only have 1 choice for a service provider). They are slowly moving customers to a second branch which should result in some improvement. Of course no time frame given, just that it's ongoing. And frustrating. I click on a page or open a browser and it just sits and sits. Particularly when you have slow sites like this one can be sometimes. I guess it's nature's way of getting me off the computer :rofl:

We were going to take an ATV ride today but I guess that's out. I bought some new bedding yesterday so have a mountain of laundry to do - I'm wondering if I should just take it down to the laundromat and use the big washers and dryers. I washed one of the comforters yesterday and even though it was a twin size, it took up my entire extra large capacity washer and I have lots of room in there since I don't have an agitator taking up space in the tub. I also don't like to do more than 3 loads of wash per day and I have at least 4 loads of bedding to do. Just wondering if being Sunday the laundromat would be a little busier.

We drove down to the shopping town yesterday to pick up some things. On the road we pass a bare high tree that seems to be a favorite perch for a bald eagle. Yesterday DH had his camera and sure enough, there was the eagle. Here's a picture of it http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Picture-Eaglebytheroadside.jpg Looks close but the tree was actually about 30 feet tall - it's a bit blurry as it is a busy road and I was driving slowly as DH was hanging out the passenger side snapping quickly hoping to get a decent shot.

happy2bme
04-01-2012, 12:52 PM
Now to try and get a few personals in...

Ceejay - I hope your niece will be ok. Did you get the leaking meter resolved?

Mel - did your bird die? When did this happen? I honestly don't remember reading about it. I'm so sorry. So glad that you got more than you anticipated in a refund. And you are doing something practical like filling the freezers instead of what most people would do - oooh new 5 inch high heeled shoes and a cute top to match :rofl: Did you call ahead to TJ and tell them to stock the shelves because Mel is coming with a pile of cash :lol:

Shad - sorry about the back acting up. I think we naturally tend to stoop and slump as we get older. That is probably part of the problem. Michelle would say we are not strengthening our core and she'd be exactly right. Can't blame you for getting miffed with the DS at this point. Shed is certainly overdue on getting done. At this pace he'd fit in perfectly with the hired contractors down south :lol: I hope you can get him incented to finish this already.

Annie - hope you had a good night out with your bro's band and that the extra company was more pleasure than hassle. I saw a rescue of a poor abandoned puppy on the internet today. God bless those people who do animal rescues. If I won the lottery one day (anyone want a bunch of worthless mega millions lottery tickets? :lol: ) I promise I would give a chunk to animal rescue organizations. If we ever go around to formalizing our will I'd do the same with whatever was left over from our estate if we didn't spend it all. I absolutely detest the smell of vinegar although it's one of the best "green" cleaners. I also heard talk of the benefits of drinking cider vinegar although I don't think I could ever do it myself. Hope it helps you. Just not too much - it is acidic. I like the moss roses too - they didn't like it down south - too hot for them I think. They are one of those things that if they are happy, they are abundant but don't grow very well if not. But they are very colorful.

Looks like the sun is trying to peek out of the clouds. I hope it gets nicer. DH is calling me, better go see what he wants outside.

Sorry I didn't get to all of you. Have a good Sunday chicks. Happy April to all. No tricks today - I HATE April Fool's Day. :^:


Hotcupojava
04-01-2012, 01:05 PM
Just answering roll call. Now I'm going tennis shoe shopping. Hello ladies!

MELODY525
04-01-2012, 01:41 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OeuEqonjE_4/TZp_FqGdlvI/AAAAAAAAAFo/TaeIEFu3eTw/s1600/palm-sunday-uk.jpg


I TOTALLY FORGOT WHEN I POSTED THIS MORNING THAT IT WAS NOT ONLY APRIL FIRST BUT PALM SUNDAY. :faint:
A NEIGHBOR JUST CAME HOME FROM CHURCH WITH 2 PALM FRONDS FOR JEN & I.
THEN I CAME HERE AND FOUND THE NEW THREAD. HAPPY PALM SUNDAY CHICKS!!!

I HAVE HAD NO APRIL FOOLS JOKES PLAYED ON ME YET TODAY! :wizard:




HAPPY....THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STARTING THE NEW THREAD.
THE BALD EAGLE SITS IN ALL HIS GLORY!!
GREAT SHOT DH!! THANKS FOR POSTING IT.
WE HAVE SOME KIND OF FALCONS OR EAGLES THAT FLY ALONG THE CLIFF AND OVER OUR BUILDING.
ONE OF THE DRIVERS KEEPS TELLING THE SENIORS THEY'RE WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO DIE! HE IS SO MEAN :devil:
HOPE THYE SUN SHINES ON BOTH OF US SOON.
RAINY AND ACHY WEATHER AND I HATE IT!! :cry: HAVE A SUPER DAY.
PS: YES THE BIRD, my "grandson", DIED ....LAST MARCH I THINK IT WAS? OR WAS IT THE YEAR BEFORE?? GOD MY MEMORY IS GOING!! RIGHT AROUND MY BIRTHDAY.:cry:
I MISS HIM SOMETHING AWFUL BUT NOT THE MESS OR THE SINUS.
PPS: I HAD TO GO BACK AND CHECK...IT WAS APRIL 20,2010!! ALMOST 2 YRS AGO. WOW! WE'LL HAVE TO HAVE SOME KIND OF DRINKING FEST IN HIS HONOR :cheers:




CEEJAY.....SENDING A GOOD THOUGHT & PRAYER OUT TO YOUR NIECE.
I HOPE SHE WILL BE ALRIGHT. I HAVE KNOWN MANY WOMEN WHO HAVE DONE THAT WITH EACH PREGNANCY. KEEP US POSTED:hug:




MARY....GLAD TO SEE YOU ARE ALIVE AND "KICKING".
WE'LL ADD YOU TO THE APRIL ROSTER:hug: HOPE ALL IS WELL IN WV!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ceejay52
04-01-2012, 03:15 PM
No need to fret over the water meter. The leak is on the city side and not registering on my side. Also yesterday when I was outside I saw a peony bud. The first one I've had since bringing the plant back from mom's after her death in 1998. Go figure.
I really should be working on the reports but I'm not in the mood. Guess I'll make myself.

Mary
Thanks for checking in. You are missed when you don't post.

Mel
I saw your bird nest and had to go check on the one on the clarifier. Two small white eggs. The mother dove flew off when I went out side.
I'd forgotten about it being Palm Sunday. Think I'l bring my camera tomorrow and see if I can sneak in a picture of the bird eggs.

Happy
Thanks for starting the new thread. The picture of the eagle was good. I've never seen one in real life.


back to the reports.

Laura705
04-01-2012, 03:36 PM
Happy Sunday/Monday all.

Happy - Thanks for starting the new thread and posting that pic of the eagle. What a sight, right in your "neighborhood". :) Any hurry with the bedding? I say just do it little by little if it's not. I forget when your mum is coming to visit.

Mel - I would not have thought it was nearly two years since your "grandson" passed!! Where does the time go??? Glad you're putting your tax refund to good use.

Ceejay - I hope your niece and her pregnancy are okay!! I'm glad the neighbor got the dog on a leash - people need to be responsible for their pets!! Did the leaking meter get repaired yet?? Hate to see you with a big bill arising out of that.

Annie - How was your bro's band and the company? My band and my company were great, and bf & I even did a decent job cleaning house. And bf finally hung the three framed pictures in the front sewing/guest bedroom. Sad time doing things that remind you of HB. :( Time will help. :hug:

Shad - Hope your back is steadily improving. Will the gardening make it better or worse??!! Maybe the enjoyment of being outside doing what you like at least distracts from the pain. :)

Mary - Find any good sneakers? I've been saving my ridiculously expensive pair for cardio exercise only, but I'm currently not taking classes, so starting to wear them for walking. Need to find a less expensive alternative. Just seeing them makes me resentful of the cost.

Hellos to Patty & Michelle!! :wave:
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Nice dinner w/ bf and my friend last night. BF went home and D & I went to see the band. As usual, entertaining and funny, and what a nice venue! We got home before midnight!

Been looking online for flights to visit mom. !@#$% Oops. :tape: Really expensive, and the alternative airport is really only 40 miles away, but my mom is not a skilled or comfortable driver so I don't think her picking me up is the best solution. Need to work on that. She's a frugal person, so maybe knowing the $$ (or is it $$$) savings can help her grit her teeth and hit the road. Shuttles/taxi are also stupidly expensive. Would be nice if this were an April Fool's joke...

Well, gonna get showered, dressed and have lunch. I'll check to see if I can extend my borrowing time on the two library dvds I haven't watched yet, but I'm not optimistic on that.

TTFN! :flow2:

Shad
04-01-2012, 10:41 PM
Morning all,
Happy - thanks for starting the new thread. I completely forgot yesterday and just carried on with the old.
Nice pic of the eagle. Love to see some of them floating on thermals and spotting their prey. We have a glorious wedgetail eagle here and I have tried to get photos of them but they don't co-operate. They use passing cars to project them up in flight. It's happened to me a couple of times and I see this big beautiful body with chocolate brown feathers, tipped with gold go floating over the roof of the car and across the bonnet of the car. Then it soars up into the sky. Magnificent creatures.

Turtle - buy me a pair of runners too will you. I badly need a new pair but have so much trouble finding them to fit my wide flat feet that I run the old ones into the ground rather than get new ones. Happy shopping.

Mel - good onya for getting a reasonable refund from the IRS. Pack of vultures that they are. Might have to get Jen and Richie to sit on the freezer to be able to close the lid or doors. Happy shopping to you too.

Laura - one way to get cheap flights is to book them from overseas. Hope you can manage to find something for your break. Do they have fly/ drive deals over there?

Ceejay - that's a long while for a plant to sulk and refuse to put out flowers. I would not have thought that Peonies would grow down there. I get grumpy because they won't grow here.

Back at work and trying to solve a few problems around the traps. The big T has gone back to Moolarben to train some new users. Hopefully I am home for a good long period at the moment. Time to get on DS2's wick anyway.

Weather is settling down into the normal Autumn pattern - clear skies, warm days, cooling nights. Miss Puss is shedding her summer coat and leaving great clumps of white and ginger on the mats and beds - grrrrrrr. Doesn't make my cleaning life any easier.

Better go and see if I can sort some doco out. I've managed to break that stupid Sharepoint program this morning and now I have managed to upset the equally ridiculous uPerform program. Oh goody. They might send me home if I can wreck three in a row --- Ya think.

1day@atime
04-01-2012, 10:50 PM
Just a quick check-in. Busy day today, church, cleaning, laundry, grocery store. I've made up my mind, no more excuses on not working out. I've got my game plan and I am ready.

I will post more later...

Shad
04-02-2012, 01:39 AM
For those of you who wonder what I do with my life, the following more or less describes the training department to which I belong.

In fact it is so indicative of what goes on that it might have been written about us.

Memo to all employees:
In order to assure the highest levels of quality work and Productivity from employees, it will be our policy to keep all employees well trained through our program of SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (S.H.I.T).
We are trying to give our employees more S.H.I.T than anyone else. If you feel that you do not receive your share of S.H.I.T on the course, please see your supervisor. You will be immediately placed at the top of the S.H.I.T list and our supervisors are especially skilled at seeing you get all the S.H.I.T you can handle.
Employees who don’t take their S.H.I.T will be placed in DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEE EVALUATION PROGRAMS (D.E.E.P.S.H.I.T).
Those who fail to take D.E.E.P.S.H.I.T seriously will have to go to EMPLOYEE ATTITUDE TRAINING (E.A.T.S.H.I.T). Since our supervisors took S.H.I.T before they were promoted, they don’t have to do S.H.I.T anymore, and are all full of S.H.I.T already.
If you are full of S.H.I.T you may be interested in a job teaching others. We can add your name to our BASIC UNDERSTANDING LIST of LEADERS (B.U.L.L.S.H.I.T).
For employees who are intending to pursue a career in management and consulting, we will refer you to
the department of MANAGERIAL OPERATIONAL RESEARCH EDUCATION (M.O.R.E.S.H.I.T). This course emphasizes how to manage M.O.R.E.S.H.I.T
If you have further questions, please direct them to our HEAD OF TEACHING, SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (H.O.T.S.H.I.T).
Thank you,
BOSS IN GENERAL,
SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (B.I.G.S.H.I.T)
P.S. Now send this S.H.I.T to 5 people who need S.H.I.T in their life, just not the same person who sent you this S.H.I.T. They have already had their fill of S.H.I.T.
Thank you for your time!
Sincerely,
The Director Under the Main Bureau of Super High Intensity Training.
(The D.U.M.B.S.H.I.T).

MELODY525
04-02-2012, 09:15 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_g3ZnYxc6BS4/TUWyMcfxTCI/AAAAAAAABPw/w_Gb2sQA5Tw/s1600/catplantingflowers.jpg

GOOD MONDAY MORNING!
I HAD A VERY QUIET WEEKEND AND ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF IT.
NO REPORTS ARE NEEDED TODAY :encore:
JUST DROPPED OFF A NOTE SAYING THAT.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:





CEEJAY.....I AM GLAD THE LEAK IT WAS ON THE CITY SIDE. NOT YOUR DIME THEN!!
2 EGGS!!! HOW CUTE. HOPE THEY HATCH WHEN IT GETS A BIT WARMER.
AND HOW NICE THAT YOU FOUND A PEONY BUD.
JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING & EASTER!! HOPE YOU FIND MORE NOW.





LAURA.......I LOVE TO READ ABOUT YOUR WEEKENDS.
WHETHER THEY ARE HOME OR OUT, THEY APPEAL TO ME:beach:
GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TIME AT DINNER & THE BAND.
FOR WHAT IT COSTS FOR PLANES & GASOLINE.....EVERYONE I KNOW IS COMPLAINING ABOUT VISITING RELATIVES THIS YEAR.
BUT THESE PRICES ARE OUTRAGEOUS AT TIMES. GOOD LUCK FINDING A SOLUTION!





SHAD.....S.H.I.T.!!!!!:rofl: :rofl: OMG THIS IS TOO FUNNY BUT SO TRUE.
I AM GLAD YOU HAVE SOME DOWN TIME COMING TO YOU.
HOPE THE WEEK GOES WELL AND YOU DIDN'T BREAK THE 3RD PROGRAM!!!
I AM CRACKING UP OVER HERE LAUGHING.
IS THE DS2 STILL ALIVE?? LOL HOPE YOU WEREN'T TOO VIOLENT!
REMIND ME TO TELL YOU OF MY FOOD SHOPPING TRIPS:faint:
(even half blind & in a wheelchair...there are some things better done alone):lol3: :lol3:




PATTY.......GLAD YOU HAVE A GAME PLAN. I WAS THINKING THAT'S WHAT I NEED.
WITHOUT DIRECTION....I JUST FLOUNDER AROUND.
HOPE YOUR WEEK IS A LESS STRESSFUL ONE.

annie175
04-02-2012, 09:34 AM
Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day, the sky is blue, the birds are singing, the lilacs are blooming, and I am not in the family way...ba haha...

What a great weekend it turned out to be. Got the house all cleaned, friends arrived on time...went to see the band...danced my arse off...played pool-well I tried to play pool. We all got up on Sunday and went to brekky. Company went home from there, we went a visited with dad for about an hour then came home and started building the shed. Got is all done except the roof which we plan on finishing tonight. That was a tough day, small cuts on my hands and forearms. Nothing serious. I had a pork loin in the crockpot from about 1 to 6pm. Only thing I seasoned it with was A&W rootbeer. OMGoodness...drained it, pulled it, then added some bbq fixings, talk about some tender BBQ pork. So stinkin good. Packed Curtis's lunch and mine, cleaned the kitchen up and was in bed by 9. Slept like a log.

HAPPY...thanks for starting the new thread. Love the picture of the eagle...reminds me of living out in the sticks...we had a couple of eagles that soared over the neighboring woods.

Hidee ho's to Patty and Java! Hope your world is rockin' today!

Better get my bunz busy. It is Monday and crazy...have a lovely day ladies of the worldlie type.

Much love and many hugs.

MELLIE...YEAH!! Go Verizon...I have been with verizon cell since 1992...no probs or nuttin. Then we could talk for free....We cold burn up the lines. lol

SHADDIE...love the description of the job. I think we must work with the same company somehow. lol. Glad to hear the back is doing better and you are moving freely about.

CEEG...glad to hear the water problem is someone else's. Thank God for many favors!

LAURA....you are always so busy and on the go...Glad you had a good time with your friend...did you dance your arse off like I did? lol Airfare is getting rediculously high. Even the purchase 180 days out, flying by night with no radar in a rain storm is too high for me. lol

CHELLE...don't forget to come up for air and breathe. Hope you did work the entire weekend and took at least 30 minutes for some Chelle time. How is DH feeling?

annie175
04-02-2012, 09:35 AM
MELLIE...YOU LITTLE SNEAKER INNER SISTER! Hope you day is as beautiful as you! Love youse

MELODY525
04-02-2012, 11:14 AM
http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/pregn/t8307.gif ANNIE.....I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR YOU ARE NOT IN THE FAMILY WAY!! ROFLMYARSEOFF!!
CRACKED ME UP!! YOUR WEEKEND SOUNDED DIVINE. THE PORK ROAST TOO!:drool:
I REALLY SHOULD GET A CROCKPOT. LOL MY OLD ONE IS 3 1/2 QTS.
THE KIDS TELL ME IT'S TOO SMALL.
MAYBE OVER THE SUMMER. WOULD BE A LOT COOLER COOKING!
HOPE THE BOO BOOS FEEL BETTER :hug: WHEN THE SHED GETS FINISHED.
YOU'LL LOVE THE ADDED SPACE FOR ALL THE NEW MAN TOYS!!:rofl: :rofl:
HAVE A SUPER DUPER DAY.....LOVE YOUSE TOO :love:

Laura705
04-02-2012, 11:27 AM
Morning all. Today will be busy and of course I'm running late. No time for nuttin' except a quick "howdy". Everyone have a great day/evening. :) :) :)

diyana
04-02-2012, 12:08 PM
Happy - Thanks for setting up the new thread! I love the title.

Annie - I took a couple naps and watched some good TV during my busy weekend, so yes, there was a little Chelle time.

DH and I had a very quiet anniversary (17 years) yesterday. He really was having a bad breathing day and was very tired/weak...so he slept most of the day, and I fixed him a nice dinner and made him cookies.

I got my hair trimmed and colored (to cover the gray and make me a little blonder) on Saturday. I also ran a lot of errands while on that side of town, and then did grocery shopping and more errands on the way home. By the time I got home at 3 pm, I was ready for a nap. I didn't wake up 'till 5:30. Such was the story of my whole weekend. On Sunday, I got up early to get a fast start on my long to do list...and by 11 am, I was really tired, so I layed down and watched some DVRed shows. Then after relaxing for an hour or so, I checked some more stuff on my list, and rested from 3 until 5...then by 6 pm, I finished the remaining item...some website work. I still have SO much to do to get ready for DMIL's arrival at the end of the month, but at least next weekend will be a bit longer as we get Friday afternoon off.

I'd better go...I'm super busy with both projects, and critical deadlines are looming.

Someday, I'll be able to do personals. I feel like such an awful and neglectful Worldly. I think of y'all all the time...and am sending hugs and healing to all of you.

Love and hugs to you all,

happy2bme
04-02-2012, 01:37 PM
Good morning girls,

Happy Monday - new start to the week. It's finally sunny outside which is great. It's in the low 50's but the sun will make it feel warmer than it is and it will be enjoyable to get outside. We went out for lunch and a drive yesterday, enjoyed them both. Back to housework today.

Michelle - I know you have so very much to do but I imagine your body wants a whole down day instead of bits and pieces. I'm glad you got some rest time in. Don't let things overwhelm you. Sounds like work is non-stop go go go too. Which is good, but exhausting. I worry that you might wind up next to DH in the sick bed. Take care of yourself girlfriend :hug:

Laura - sounds like you had a nice weekend. It's crazy with the airfares, isn't it? I don't think the airlines ever recovered from losing all the business travellers which really hurt the casual traveller too. And it's such a hassle to fly now, most people I know would rather avoid it if they can. Driving is not an option for you so I hope you can find something reasonable to visit with your Mum.

Mel - hmmmm 3 and a half quarts is too small for a crock pot? After all you are cooking for 1 :lol: I have a bigger crock but I find that I tend to fill it up and I make too much even using the freezer for leftovers. Unless of course you, Jen and Ritchie are taking turns cooking. I'm sorry I don't remember the grandson passing. :?: Guess I am losing it. Palm Sunday - must mean Easter is next week. My how the time is flying. I haven't had palms in forever, I remember my Mom placing them behind the crucifix on the wall in the bedroom. She was particular about what palms she selected :rolleyes: and generally had a comment about people who took too many :lol: Thanks for the memory and the smile :)

Shad - loved your memo to employees. I saw that years ago but it still brings a laugh or two because it's so true and relavent. :lol: Your eagle sounds amazing. I guess the first time it uses the car as a flight assistant it would be quite startling. You have such interesting things to see on your side of the world. I imagine the States are somewhat boring - particularly the cities. But we will suck you back over one more time, won't we? :lol:

Patty - good to hear you have a work out plan. Sometimes it just takes getting frustrated enough to get motivated. Good luck.

Java - did you take up tennis or just referring to some new sneakers/gym shoes/keds? Did you find what you wanted? My sister was raving about these new shoes GoWalk by Sketchers. They are light as a feather, and very hard to find. I did snag a pair but they have absolutely no support at all and my foot flops over in them - after a couple of wearings I'm sure they'd look goofy and I can tell they'd cause foot pain from lack of support. They are good for people who like flip flops and have young, good, feet (at least for now) :lol:

Annie - sounds like you had your usual busy weekend. Glad it's sunshiney and you are feeling good today. Rootbeer in the crock pot? That's really interesting - will have to give it a try. I suppose with a sweet based bbq sauce you'd never know the difference. Thanks for the idea!

Ceejay - glad to hear momma bird is back to nesting again. I hope no one disturbs the nest. Keep us posted. I hear it's getting hot down your way.

Ok, I spent enough time here. I need to get a bunch of little things done so that I can go finish them off tomorrow (take big bedding to laundromat, stop at the post office and mail some things out, pick up a few things at the store). I'm glad it's sunny out - always feel more motivated. DH said he smelled a skunk through the open window last night - I hope we don't have one roaming around under the deck trying to build a home. Anyway - have a good one ladies.

ceejay52
04-02-2012, 05:14 PM
Happy
It's perfect weather for me. I love the 70 to 85 degree range, and basically this is what is has been. 60's at night. Perfect sleeping weather.

Mel
I have a small crock pot. I need to get it out and use it.

Annie
The pork loin sounds great. Hadn't thought about puttin A % W on meat.
That's more of an ice cream float for me. I've been wanting some BBQ sandwiches.

to all the rest :wave:
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It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Brought my camera today to work and made a picture of the egg and nest. Frightened momma bird again.
They have the filter back on line and it's behaving itself. I need to go downstairs and clean up their mess.

Shad
04-02-2012, 08:51 PM
Morning all,
Seems like it is going to be a slow day today. Not a lot to do really. I should just enjoy the feeling shouldn't I? It won't last. Never does. Might go out and do some shopping at lunch time.

Mel - glad that you had a good weekend and no alarms. Makes all the effort worth it. Maybe with you and me having quiet times at work and Happy settling into retirement, the others will follow suit with a quiet calm time as well. A mellow May maybe????
Didn't manage to wreck three in a row yesterday but I tried hard. And no they didn't send me home.

Annie - so pleased you are not in the family way. Can't take more than one pregnancy at a time. Please refrain until after August.

Howdy Laura - busy as usual I see.

Michelle - it's enough if you poke your head in once in a while to let us know how you are going. Hope things settle down shortly to allow you to get rest and relaxation - as opposed to Annie's recreation and not being pregnant.

Happy - I'd love to see a bald eagle in flight or even a couple of them soaring together. There are interesting things to see in any part of the world. Even the desert can be beautiful in the moonlight. However I prefer to stay away from cities. A day jaunt to a big busy city like New York is enough to last me a couple of years. There may be places where your eagles have learnt to borrow the lift from cars on the road. Certainly is a wonderful sight. If you ever got over here, then I would take you to a place where the birds are not in captivity but for vary reasons can not or will not fly away. They are free to go if they wish. It's the best way to see our bird predators and you can even put the glove on and have a go at feeding them if you wish. My niece did that some years back. But then if it is an animal, she will have a go at anything.
And yes, I will be back 1 more time and soon.

Ceejay - I too need to get the crock pot out. Haven't used it in years. Time I got back to it. I used to use it all the time.

Okay - I had better get back to it and sort out some bits and pieces and muster an argument for not relying on powerpoint presentations for training. Yuk, Yuk, Yuk.

See you all

diyana
04-03-2012, 09:10 AM
Hi everyone....

Just popping in during one of the rare free moments. Well, I really should be heading to the loo, but I'll hold it so I can say hi to my BFFs!

I'm really trying to take care of myself, by relaxing in the evening after work and only doing what's absolutely necessary. I'm waking up tired, which is frustrating, but it's nothing a good brekky, coffee, and vitamins won't fix.

We get 1/2 day off on Friday! Yay!! I'm so looking forward to it! :beach:

Oh and btw, I use my crockpot nearly once a week. I love to make roasts in it. They come out so juicy and tender...and it's a really easy dinner. Get it going in the morning and then by the time evening rolls around and I'm too exhausted to cook...I'm thrilled because all the cooking is done!

Anyway, gotta get a move on to the next thing on my to do list.

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
04-03-2012, 09:16 AM
Ba HAHA....nope not preggers...I've been burned, fried, tied, cut, clipped, and sealed....no chance here of getting in the family way. It would have to be the immaculent conception....lololol.

Well we got the shed done...all but the floor in. The neighbor across the pond came over and helped finish the roof. I offered up my delish BBQ pork, but he had already eaten so he said he would take some to go...how funny is that. I packed him up some goodies.

Started eating cinnamon apple oats for breakfast for the last couple of weeks, not only are they yummy but also filling. I am not even hungry when it comes time for lunch. Of course, everyone is having BBQ pork for lunch this week and I even brought some for a few of my co-workers that we all share our food.

Today is another beauty of a day. 80 deg, sunshiney. Then it drops to the 60s for several days. I will take 60 over 20 any day. I am getting the bug to get out and do some planting but don't want to start too soon for fear of bad weather.

SHADDIE.....no worries on the preggers thing. NONE at all...lol. It is not good at all when you are not really busy, somehow you create trouble for others for not following your training manual...lol..What cha gonna shop for at lunch?

CEEG....keep bugging that momma bird and she might take a dive at you. Be careful. The BBQ is absolutely delish.

HAPPY...eewww a skunk. Nothing smells as bad at that and it doesn't go away very quickly either. Kind of reminds me of limburger cheese my dad eats on bread with a thick slab of onion and mustard. GROSS AND DISGUSTING.

CHELLE...don't forget to come up for air and give us a shout...no worries on the personals.

LAURA....Sounds like you need to come up for air also. Don't work too hard.

MELLIE...my crockpot is about 20 years old and the handle broke off this last time I used it so I am thinking a new one is in store for me. Food is so good in the crock, especially meat, so tender.

Hello to all the lurkers and occasional posters, love hearing from ya's.

Much love and many hugs.

annie175
04-03-2012, 09:18 AM
CHELLE..you are the sneaker inner today, yes it is a good feeling to come home to dinner already made up. Kind of eases the evening work pain. Take care of you and have a wonderful day sister....hugs

MELODY525
04-03-2012, 09:20 AM
:cofdate: GOOD MORNING GIRLS

A LITTLE SHORT THIS MORNING. I NEED TO WORK A TINY BIT TODAY.
WOKE UP LATE...THAT MUST BE AN OMEN:rofl:
JOHN MIGHT STOP BY ALSO. THE VISIT WILL MAKE THE TIME GO FASTER.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:




LAURA.....HOPE THE BUSY DAY WASN'T TOO BAD:hug:




MICHELLE....SORRY I MISSED THE ANNIVERSARY:cheers:
I WAS HOPING BY NOW DH WOULD BE FEELING MUCH BETTER. SENDING MORE GOOD THOUGHTS & PRAYERS. YOU ARE GETTING BLONDER MORE & MORE?? IT WILL KEEP YOU LOOKING & FEELING YOUNGER I HOPE:hug:




HAPPY....YOUR MOM & THE PALMS AREJUST LIKE MY THOUGHTS. SO THANKS FOR THE LAUGH!!:lol3: :lol3: I MADE CROSSES AND PUT THEM ON PICTURES TOO IN THE BEDROOM. JEN DOES ALSO. IT WAS A TRADITION FROM MY GRANDMOTHER. LOL TOO FUNNY. GLAD YOU GYS GOT OUT FOR A RIDE. IT MUST FEEL LIKE HOME NOW:ginger:
RICHIE LOOKED AT THE POT. IT'S TOO SMALL FOR ROASTS HE WAS THINKING OF.
HE COOKS "LARGE"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




CEEJAY.....IS THE NEST AT WORK??
FOR SOME REASON I THOUGHT IT WAS AT THE HOUSE.
I GUESS MAMA BIRD DIDN'T WANT TO POSE!!
SORRY YOU HAD SUCH A MESS TO CLEAN UP.
HOPE THERE ARE NO MESSES TO CLEAN UP TODAY!!




SHAD......I WISH I COULD GET PICS OPF THE EAGLES/FALCONS THAT SOAR THE CLIFFS.
THEY LIVE IN NYC ON THE TALL BUILDINGS. WEIRD HUH?
SO GLAD TO HEAR YOU DIDN'T BREAK THE 3RD PROGRAM AND
GET TOSSED OUT ON YOUR EAR OR REAR AS THE CASE MAY BE. : cheer:
THIS WEEK IS FLYING BY ALREADY FOR ME......AND HOPEFULLY QUIET!

MELODY525
04-03-2012, 09:24 AM
2 SNEAKER INNERS....:wave: HELLO MICHELLE & ANNIE

MICHELLE.....I AM GLAD YOU ARE REMEMBERING TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF THRU ALL THE WORK & DH. IT'S IMPORTANT:hug:



ANNIE....WE'VE BEEN BUYING PULLED PORK & CHICKEN AT TJ'S.
GETTING SPOILED BY NOT COOKING!!
BET YOUR CO-WORKERS LOVE YOU AND THE LEFTOVERS!!!:hun:




OK GOTTA RUN....EVEN LATER NOW :rofl:
IT'S ALL ANNIE'S AND MICHELLE'S FAULT

Laura705
04-03-2012, 10:22 AM
Morning all.

Mel - Don't work too hard and enjoy your visit w/ John.

Shad- enjoy the down time while you have it!

Michelle - Glad you're taking advantage of your spare moments to take a breather. I need to get my crock pot back in service again. What kind of roasts do you cook in there?

Annie- mmmm, BBQ. Glad the shed project is going well.

Happy- did you get all the bedding done? Lol re your mom and the palms. :D

Ceejay- sounds like you're enjoying some nice weather. Be careful hanging around that nest...don't want momma bird getting angry!

Hello Patty, any exercise going on?

Hi Mary!! :wave:
--
On the train & hopefully can post this w/o losing it!

Too many things due early this week, and I stupidly set up a training session this morning. Aaaargh. I'll get through it, just hope nothing hits the floor with all this juggling.

diyana
04-03-2012, 12:10 PM
Laura - I normally cook either beef chuck roasts...or preferably beef rump roasts, round roasts or sirloin roasts...though unless I'm super lazy...I often do sirloin roasts in the oven as they don't need the tenderizing the others sometimes do. I also try and cook the roasts on the low setting, I find it gets them more tender and flavorful. But sometimes, I'll cook them for an hour or two on high and then 4 to 5 hours on low.

annie175
04-03-2012, 02:46 PM
Chelle...I keep forgetting to mention that GB Packers signed my man, Jeff Saturday...I am officially now a Packers fan. His eyes are beautiful.
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Jeff+Saturday+Washington+Redskins+v+Indianapolis+t DHexNBtKrpl.jpg

Shad
04-03-2012, 04:55 PM
Annie!!!!!!

And you an engaged woman and all. Still not much harm in window shopping is there??

ceejay52
04-03-2012, 06:50 PM
Not much to report.

---------
Mel
Yes, the bird nest is at work on the clairifier. When the babies leave I'm closing up the box that the next is in. I've made a picture now to figure how to download it to the computer.

Annie
I was never a sports fan. My sis in Dallas has my half of sports.
Don't blame you though--He's a piece of eye candy for sure.

Michelle, Laura, Happy, Patty and Mary, hello :wave:

annie175
04-03-2012, 08:08 PM
SHADLET....you can ALWAYS look at the menu, just don't order!! I love, love, love his look....the beard and goatee for sure...the eyes just makes me drool......I always wanted a blue eyed baby...and don't you know, baby boy soldier has the bluest eyes ever!!! God grants the strangest wishes....lol.

CEEG...and yet, doesn't it make you want to become a sports fan...espicially a GB Packers fan...he is so yummy!!

Steak, potatos on the grill and made deviled which I call angeled eggs. Dinner was fantabulous!!.

Loves and hugs

annie175
04-04-2012, 08:51 AM
Wow....last in first in...weird for me...nuttin' new.

Have a wonderful hump/trash day!

Loves and hugs

MELODY525
04-04-2012, 09:11 AM
http://cb.pbsstatic.com/l/29/7829/9780689857829.jpg

MORNING LADIES OF THE APRIL ANTICS:coffee:

SOME LOVELY SUN OUTSIDE AND MAYBE A WARMER DAY.
ONLY THE 60's THIS WEEK BUT SUMMER IS COMING.
WE MIGHT DO THE EGGS TONITE. JEN HAS ALL THE STUFF.
I CANCELLED THE DOCTOR'S VISIT SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY:faint:
TOLD THEM HE CAN HAVE ANY OTHER WEEK BUT THIS ONE.
IT'S A FRASSING HOLIDAY FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.
I WANT JUST ONE HOLIDAY WITHOUT A DR, NURSE OR HOSPITAL!
TOMORROW IS TJ's SO I WILL BE MIA HERE.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:




SHAD....YES A MELLOW MAY FOR MELLIE IS IN ORDER.
I HAVE BEEN LAUGHING ABOUT THAT SINCE YOU WROTE "MELLOW MAY",
HOPE BOTH OUR WEEKENDS ARE QUIET & FREE. :hug:






LAURA....HOPE THE TRAINING SESSION WENT OK WITH THE
WEEK BEING SO BUSY. STAY STRONG. HOLIDAY WEEKEND COMING UP!!:dancer:





ANNIE.....NEWLY ENGAGED WOMEN DO NOT CHASE AROUND NEWLY BOUGHT PACKERS MEN!!!:rollpin:
(but nothing like blue-eyed beef) :belly:





CEEJAY.........THE MOTHER BIRDS MUST LOVE THE NEST.
GUESS THEY FEEL SAFE HAVING THEIR BABIES THERE.
THEY MUST BE CALLING YOU AUNTIE JEANETTE:love:

diyana
04-04-2012, 09:59 AM
Hey everyone -

Happy Hump Day! I'm so glad it's Wednesday. I can't even begin to tell you. I just have to get through today, tomorrow and 1/2 day on Friday. Wooo Hooo!!

DH is getting a little better. He still gets winded and tired easily, but when he's up and around, his oxygen stays above 90...not great...but an improvement over what it has been. I'm even "letting" him drive (short distances). The doc said he could drive once he got off the super pain meds (which was a week ago)..but his oxygen was still a little low...so I wanted to wait until he was sure there would be no passing out. Yesterday, he drove to the voting place, and to the grocery store to pick up a couple things. I asked if he felt up to running an errand today that was 1/2 hour drive each way...he said he doesn't feel comfortable driving that far yet. No worries. I'll run the errand on my way home.

He finished our taxes and e-filed them, and we're getting a refund! :woohoo: That will help with the bills that have been piling up. :)

****************

Annie - I kept forgetting to tell you how THRILLED Packer nation is to have Jeff Saturday. We lost a good Center, and got a Pro-Bowl Center! We're all surprised he didn't follow Peyton Manning to Denver...but we're really optimistic that he'll be a great addition to the Offensive Line both in run blocking and pass protection. :D :dance:

Shad - So glad to hear you get to work from home today. That is what your FB status said, right? Now that I'm on this additional project my work from home days are "paused" for awhile as I have to be on-site to coordinate defect resolution.

Mellie - I don't blame you one bit for postponing your doc appointment. I am trying to get all my website meetings, chores, etc. done prior to Friday so that I can enjoy 2 and 1/2 days of rest and relaxation (or as close to that as possible). A holiday for you (and my DH) without a doctor, nurse or hospital would be fantastic! Of course, DH does have a doc appointment on Friday for a pulmonary function test...whatever that is. I'm driving him to that just in case it's too taxing for him to drive home. But at least the test is at the clinic next to the hospital...less than 5 minutes from home. I hope you have a wonderfully relaxing day and upcoming weekend. :hug:

Happy - Are you enjoying springtime up north (despite the skunk and other undesirable critters)? I mean, there are plenty of really good critters too, right?

Ceejay - I love seeing birds (and their babies) in a nest. For several years, we had a bird that built a nest on top of the porch light fixture by the front door. We normally use the garage to come in and out of the house rather than the front door, so they felt safe. No nest there this year though. But maybe they're using one of the birdhouses we have around the yard.

Laura - How did your training go yesterday? How are you doing with all the juggling? I'm trying to juggle many things right now too...and hoping nothing hits the floor (or the fan). :rofl:


Okay....gotta go prep for a meeting.

Much love to all,

Laura705
04-04-2012, 03:34 PM
Quick hello. :wave: Luckily one meeting didn't happen this morning which gave me a chance to finish something I was being hounded for. Finished my prelim quarterly schedules yesterday. Have a quarterly meeting in 30 min. - might need to revise one of the schedules after that one.

One more major project open that's just waiting on more last little thing - I'll have to be a pest to try and get it. I'd really like to get this last thing done, because one way or another I'm going to take the day off tomorrow...not the best week, but too bad.

Okay, time to be a pest. TTFN!

ceejay52
04-05-2012, 09:55 AM
Morning chicks.
Nothing new, and not very talkative this week. I've been busy.

diyana
04-05-2012, 10:05 AM
Hi everyone -

DH has an appointment with the pulmonologist today. By yesterday afternoon, he was getting VERY congested in his lungs, and he was up most of the night coughing and struggling to breathe. He thinks maybe he should go on the antifungal meds again. We'll see what the doc says.

Lots to get done today. I was hoping to jump out of bed early and get to work by 5...but I kept hitting the snooze button and got here at 6:15 instead, which is still early compared to my official starting time of 7 am, but late when put in perspective of all I need to do today.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!! Here's to a lovely Easter weekend for all of us (though I have to work 1/2 day on Good Friday).

Much love,

annie175
04-05-2012, 10:39 AM
CHELLE...hope things go well for DH...I sent you something in the mail...check it out.

Hope everyone has a marvelously wonderful Easter! Don't eat too much candy..well none at all would be perfect.

Love and hugs.

happy2bme
04-05-2012, 01:49 PM
Hi all,

Sorry I did not post - I started to and then got distracted which is the story of my life recently. Yesterday we went to the nature museum for an interesting seminar on landscaping for attracting birds. And I did some shopping at Walmart. Today I have to figure out why my medication that cost me $100 in December now costs $557 :yikes: Same insurance, not sure what the glitch is.

Michelle - I feel so badly for poor DH - this has got to be depressing for him. I appreciate my lungs much more now - a little sinus cough is nothing compared to what that poor guy is dealing with. Hope he gets something to help him.

Annie - no Easter candy here. Except 1 small bag of Easter foil covered Reese's peanut butter cups that DH and I shared. Haven't colored eggs in ages. Are you cooking Easter dinner?

Ceejay - busy is good - do you have storms headed out your way today?

Laura - hope you get what you need to done at work so you can have a bit of a longer weekend.

Mel - good thing you like hard boiled eggs. Are you and Jen making Easter eggs for you? Some traditions die hard. But the basket looks so cute.

Shad - did you get all your doco done yesterday?

Hi Patty and Java :wave:

Sorry to be so short - the day is getting away from me. I will try and get back later to post a nice pic DH got of a wild turkey and a deer in our yard having a show down.

diyana
04-05-2012, 02:38 PM
Annie - I got the card and the supplements inside. Thank you so much, sista! :hug:

Happy - $557??? A $450 increase??? That's insane!! Maybe I should work until I keel over so I can afford my prescriptions. I love peanut butter cups...a local frozen custard place had peanut butter cup frozen custard the other day. Peanut butter flavored custard with swirls of chocolate and little peanut butter cups mixed in. It was SO YUMMY!! Can't wait to see the critter pictures.

MELODY525
04-05-2012, 03:18 PM
http://rlv.zcache.com/three_easter_chicks_card-p137648515540156224zvhl0_400.jpg


SORRY THIS IS QUICK.
I AM REALLY TIRED BUT THE DAY IS FAR FROM OVER.
WE SPRUNG 2 LEAKS WHILE I WAS SHOPPING.
BOTH ARE ON THE LOBBY FLOOR...OR RATHER 1 IN THE CEILING AND ONE ON THE OTHER HOT WATER TANK.
LORD HELP ME! ANOTHER HOLIDAY FIASCO!! :bunny:
I NEED TO JUMP IN THE SHOWER BEFORE THE HOT WATER SYSTEM IS TURNED OFF AND THEN WAIT FOR THE PLUMBER. THE BOSS IS OFF UNTIL TUESDAY:faint:
LOVED TJ's BUT COULDN'T GET ALL MY FAVORITES.
THEY LOST THEIR ENTREE VENDOR!!!!! :tantrum: WTF!!!
WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU GALS TOMORROW.
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT:cloud9:
AND GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE :sunny:

ceejay52
04-05-2012, 03:28 PM
Happy
Yikes on the cost of med's. Mine is going to be high too starting this month. April starts our deductible again. The med's alone will be a 200 deductible.
Dr's office visits still have a co-pay but that deductible is now 3,000 dollars. A trip to the E.R. is a mere 200 dollars.

I wonder who won the show down, the deer or turkey. Can't wait to see the picture.

-----
I have a sinus headache. The first one a awhile. Think it's due to the low pressure system. We had some much needed rain today but no storms yet.

Shad
04-05-2012, 05:06 PM
All of a sudden we are in deep Autumn. It's dark in the mornings, there's a chill in the air, and the darned cat is continually hungry.

Yesterday, I worked from home and was happily changing attachments to pdf's from word docs when the BigT rang and said could I get this list done by midday. Since each change takes me about 4 minutes and there were 200 on the list, the answer is no - but we will give it a go. So there was some sore fingers after I can tell you. We missed the deadline by 10 documents.
After that, I took myself off to do the weekend shopping. We have a 4 day break here for Easter so there will be no shopping tomorrow or Sunday. As usual, people think their throats will be cut if they don't have an overflowing pantry over the weekend. The shopping trolley in front of me at the checkout cost the couple $500 more or less. Mine was for around $70. They must have a big family!!! :faint:
Came home, cleaned the kitchen, put the stuff away, had a glass of wine and went back to work for another couple of hours. I've now put away the computer and won't touch it again until Tuesday.

Not much else going on around here. DS2 took delivery of a load of cement bags and some gravel so maybe we will see some action around the shed this weekend.

Once the sun comes up, I will go outside for a while and dig in the good earth, split up some Madonna lilies and take a look at the vege plot. There's a couple of loads of washing as well. Maybe today will be the day I get into the back room and start to clear it out or maybe tomorrow. Can't rush these things.

At any rate I hope you all have a safe and happy Easter. Take care of yourselves and don't get caught with your hand in the cookie or candy jar.

:mag::mag: Darn, there is always someone watching isn't there?

Laura705
04-05-2012, 06:37 PM
Afternoon all.

Shad - Wow, that's a lot of docs to change! You really came close to meeting the deadline. Well, I think it's nice that the shops actually close for a holiday there. That's almost non-existent here it seems. So what did the cart in front of yours have in it - caviar and champagne? :D Ha, doesn't even take much to ring up a big grocery bill, even when you only fill a couple bag's worth. :crossed: for progress on the shed. :) Have a happy Easter.

Ceejay - Hope your headache went away quickly.

Happy - OMG, what caused the meds to cost so much this month???!!!

Mel - I sure hope the leak issues get resolved. And of course it always seems to happen when some key employee isn't around. Sorry you couldn't get your faves at TJ's - are those the fresh type of entrees supplied locally? Yes, it' a holiday weekend, but not a long one for me - it's not a holiday at my company tomorrow. But hopefully the train will be empty, the office quiet, and maybe an early dismissal. :)

Michelle - Wow, that frozen custard seems so rich all on its own - I can't imagine how it is w/ PB!! The chain isn't Culver's is it? That's not really local anymore, is it? They're growing - we have one not too far from home, and now there's one going up even closer to us. I really like that post roast sandwich they have. For fast food, it's a much healthier option than most. How did the pulmonologist app go? I feel so bad that dh is having so much trouble pulling out of this illness. :( Hope the doc can help!! Enjoy your half day off work tomorrow and your Easter.

Hellos to Annie, Mary and Patty!! :wave:

Everyone have a Happy Easter!!

:bunny2::bunny::easter::egg::easter2::easter3:

So I called in sick from work today. Doggy had a vet appt this morning, a bath this afternoon, and a walk afterwards. All's well except he's getting a bit of arthritis in the hindquarters the past few months. We'll likely start him on some kind of glucosamine injections (reportedly stronger than the glucosamine pills). I think it's covered by our pet insurance.

I finally placed an order with the tea/spice shop bf and I visited in Seattle last fall. I ordered three different teas, a pickling spice blend for bf and some orange peel (dehydrated) for myself (to add to tea or perhaps to a marinade). I have a hair appt tonight. One more day of work tomorrow. Hope it goes quietly and quickly. :crossed:

That's about all for me. TTFN!
:bunny2::bunny::easter::egg::easter2::easter3:

MELODY525
04-06-2012, 09:11 AM
http://i41.tinypic.com/5o5hmf.jpg

"PEEPING TOM"

:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS.
BOTH LEAKS GOT PLUGGED UP BY 11:21 PM LAST NIGHT.
VERY LONG DAY.
BUT BOB THE PLUMBER & I HAD A GOOD VISIT.
FIRST THING HE SAID WAS "I'M NOT SICK MEL".
POOR GUY WILL NEVER FORGET IT. :hug:
THE SENIORS & I WATCHED DORIS DAY & DAVID NIVEN.
2 OF HER MOVIES WERE ON AND THEY CAME DOWN TO WATCH THEM.
WAS NICE TO HAVE SOME COMPANY. THEY SAID IT WAS THE LEAST THEY COULD DO. Awwwwww:love:
NOTHING ELSE NEW. HOPING THE EXCITEMENT IS OVER NOW FOR THE ENTIRE WEEKEND.
WISHING YOU ALL VERY HAPPY HOLIDAYS. HAPPY GOOD FRIDAY.
THINK TODAY I AM GOING TO NEED AN AFTERNOON NAP.
I WOKE UP DRAGGING MY BUTT ALREADY :lol3:

:easter3: :easter2: :egg: :bunny2: :easter: :bunny:





LAURA.....YES IT WAS THE FRESH ENTREES. I WAS SO SAD.
I REALLY LOVED THEM AND BOUGHT THEM TO FREEZE.
SUPPOSEDLY THEY'RE THINKING OF ANOTHER VENDOR.
BUT NO ONE WAS BUYING THEM THE WAY I WAS SHE TOLD ME. SIGH.
HOPE YOUR DAY IS QUICK & QUIET ALSO.
I LOVE DUNDEE MARMALADE....YUM!! HAVE FUN WITH THE ORDER.
DON'T YOU JUST LOVE STUFF LIKE THAT???:hug:





SHAD....MUST FEEL WEIRD HAVING TIME FOR YOURSELF FINALLY!!
I THINK MY ORDER WAS THE LARGEST IN TJ's.
JEN AND I HAD 3 SMALL TROLLIES FILLED. BUT ONE HAD WATER & SELTZER. JUST SHY OF $350! STAY WARM NOW AUTUMN HAS ARRIVED.
TELL DS THERE WILL BE NO EASTER DINNER WITHOUT THE CASTLE:lol3:
YOU'LL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO CL;EAN WHEN THE JOB IS OVER. LOL





HAPPY......WOW!!! THAT'S A BIG CHANGE IN THE PRESCRIPTION PRICE!!
MUST BE A FLAW IN THERE SOMEWHERE!! YIKES:faint:
HOPE YOU FIND OUT IT WAS AN ERROR ON THE COMPUTER OR FAX....WHATEVER! GOOD LUCK :hug:
YOUR FIRST EASTER IN THE WOODS WITH SMOKEY THE BEAR!! ENJOY:encore:




ANNIE....A VERY HAPPY EASTER RIGHT BACK AT YOU:hug: HOPE THE WEEKEND WITH FAMILY IS A HAPPY ONE:encore: KISS JAKE FOR US:bb:






MICHELLE....I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE DH AND THE CONGESTION.
SO HOPING THE DR CAN GIVE HIM SOMETHING THAT WILL END THIS MISERY.
MUST BE VERY SCARY FOR BOITH OF YOU. DOUBLE HUGS:hug: :hug:





CEEJAY.....I FELT KIND OF THE SAME WAY THIS WEEK. NON TALKATIVE.
JUST DIDN'T FEEL LIKE BEING WITH PEOPLE OR FEELING ANYTHING.
HOPE THAT MADE SENSE. :rofl: HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND. :hug:





PATTY.....I HOPE YOUR WEEKEND WILL BE A HAPPY ONE ALSO AND
THAT NEXT WEEK WORK WILL BE CALMER TOO.
SENDING YOU HAPPY EASTER THOUGHTS:hug:




MARY.....MY JAVA FRIEND.....A VERY HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND POOH BEAR. HOPE THIS POST FINDS YOU HAPPY & FEELING WELL!!
TAKE CARE OF YOURSEL MISS TURTLE:hug:

happy2bme
04-06-2012, 11:43 AM
Good morning all,

Here's a shot of a wild turkey and a baby deer taken a few days ago. The deer is probably wondering who invited this "turkey" over to his yard :rofl: The turkey is fairly large - not quite as big as the commercial ones bred for the dinner table and from what I understand it's a bit gamey tasting too. I hope the picture is not too big, taking forever to load up.


http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Picture-DeerandTurkeyfaceoff040212.jpg

annie175
04-06-2012, 12:22 PM
OH HAPPY, isn't that a wonderful view. Nature is so beautiful...lovin' this picture for sure!

MELLIE...so glad you got all your leaky holes patched...what a PIA. Loved the peeping Tom...I shared it with my co-workers.

SHADDIE....Glad you get a few days at home to do what ya wanna do or not wanna do....

LAURA..you didn't really call in sick, me thinks you are just taking a mental health day for you and doggies...

CHELLE..How did DHs doc appt go today?

CEEG...Hope the head quits throbbing. Not a good way to spend a holiday.

We get early release today at 2pm for good Friday. I think I am taking earlier release 1pm. Going to spend the afternoon with lil monkey man. TOmorrow I will be getting Easter baskets together for my kids. Cleaning the house just a bit. Baking some pies. Easter is at my brother's house with all the fam-damily. lolol

Happy Happy EASTER everyone!

Loves, hugs and prayers.

happy2bme
04-06-2012, 12:38 PM
Mel - I loved!!!! the picture of the "peep"ing Tom :rofl: Shad - (Marshmallow) Peeps are a sugar covered diabetic nightmare confection that shows up this time of year. They have been elevated to cult status and are beloved by many. Now the trend is doing things with Peeps that have nothing to do with eating them - ie smashing and reforming them as picture and toothbrush holders, putting them in a vase with jelly beans for a cute seasonal decoration, or placing them in pictures like Mel's. I don't eat Peeps myself, even for a candy lover like me they are too sweet but I do appreciate people's ingenuity.

DH's trailer finally came in - he ordered it 2 months ago. Now that we have a trailer we can pick up things that won't fit into the truck - like lumber and fencing for the garden, a utility cart for DH to put brush in and haul it out back and maybe a hammock and bookcase for me ! :dance: Last Wednesday marked a year since we bought this house. To me it seems like just yesterday, to DH he said he feels like we've been here for years. I got a welcome call from a friend I used to work with who was calling to touch base and remind me of why I should be waking up each morning with a big grin :D and doing the happy dance :dance: :carrot: that I am far away from my old life. I told her that there is a tendency to get settled in and I needed people to remind me once in a while what I was missing ;)

As for filling the shopping trolley - so easy to do. I spent a bundle at Walmart the beginning of the week - but it was a combo of groceries and dry goods. Yesterday I ran into town and dropped more at the co-op store - picked up 2 nice beef roasts - one for Sunday (we are not big ham eaters, one meal is enough) and also found a few other things that looked good. Headed over to the pharmacy and picked up a basketful of stuff, then went over to the main grocery store to get some produce and a few fresh items for Sunday Easter dinner. I am afraid to look at the receipts :yikes: But I have enough groceries to easily last me the next 2 weeks except for restocking fruits and veggies that tend to shrivel up and dehydrate quickly in this dry air up here.

I never did figure out why the meds were so expensive - other than to think since we rolled to a new calendar year they changed their coverage as they so often do and are gouging us even more. I did stock up on prescriptions before we moved and I looked in my box 'o stuff and was delighted to find that I have enough of the really expensive med to last me the next 6 months (I was given 3 pills per dose and I've only been taking 2). So I should be good to go until we change back to DH's insurance next month. It's rather ironic that I will be paying the equivalent of a pricy mortgage payment just for medical coverage which I will try not to use because things are so expensive. I thought about just banking the premium each month to use in case we needed it but as some of you might know, a trip to the emergency room can wipe out your savings in a heartbeat. And the doctors charge much more for routine care when you don't have insurance so we're kind of stuck. I'm trying not to think of the dentist - I have a broken crown and that's another thousand dollars. There goes my garden :lol:


Mel - how nice of the seniors to sit and watch movies with you and ask nothing more of you than your company :hug: That's really unfortunate about losing the prepackaged meals at TJ's. I imagine they were really handy when you are eating for one person AND didn't have all the stuff in them that could upset your tummy. I hope they find a good substitute quickly. Here's to a nice holiday weekend for you :cheers: - free of doctors and drama and just spent enjoying the spring things you love so much.

Michelle- the ice cream you describe reminds me of Kopp's Custard out by my sister in law. I'm a fan of the plain vanilla which is good because we always seem to miss the really good sounding flavors by a day or two (they make 1 special flavor a day for one day only). Poor DH - I can't see them putting him on a fungal med if he didn't have a fungal infection. I guess the warm, dark, moist environment of the lungs makes it so difficult to kill the infection once and for all. And they tried to give me this one med that was top notch for lung infections but had a side effect of rupturing the tendons in the foot :yikes: I hope he will be ok. :hug:

Shad - hope you take some time this weekend to enjoy yourself a bit. Do you get any autumn colors or do things just tend to wither out as the days get shorter? Time to plant some cooler crops in the garden? Perhaps you can entice DS to finish the shed as a birthday present to you? :lol:

Ceejay - wow that's a crazy high deductible for the medical. We're probably spending 1/3 our salaries on medical when it comes down to it. As for the turkey / deer showdown, I think the turkey won. They are not as skittish as other creatures here and tend to stand their ground unless you come walking right up to them and they couldn't give a hoot about other animals. It will be cool to see them in a few weeks trailing with little fuzzy baby turkey chicks. Are you going to your family's place for Easter dinner?

Annie - there is one Easter candy indulgence I love which is chocolate coconut "bird" nests. They are a far cry from what they once were and no longer have the jelly bean birds "eggs" but they only come out at Easter and they are my special treat. I figure that's ok - at least I'm not eating 2 pounds of chocolate Easter eggs :lol: I imagine you are cooking up a storm and hosting Sunday dinner? Wait... we forgot to coordinate menus :lol:

Patty - hope work is not too hectic and you get today off or at least get off early to have a bit of a longer weekend.

Java - hope you are feeling better.

I'm off to get busy here. See yahs :wave:

Laura705
04-06-2012, 12:42 PM
Nice shot Happy. Yeh, the deer does look like the turkey is an unwanted surprise. :D Now can you tell me how I can insert photos directly into my post (vs. attaching them at the bottom) like you and Mel do? Or is that only for certain special 3fc folks. ;)

Mel - Glad the water issues are resolved, and :crossed: that they stay that way for the weekend at the very least!! Wow, $350 at TJ's!! So they might not have those kind of entrees at all since they didn't sell all that well? Maybe you'll have to cut a deal directly with the vendor, LOL. Yeh, I'm looking forward to getting the order and I hope I've found a new favorite tea!!

Nothing much to report. Before my hair appointment I started watching the dvd "Due Date" with Robert Downey Jr., but about a half hour into it, I just stopped it - some of it was raunchy and there wasn't enough to keep me interested in spite of that. I hope "Hot Tub Time Machine" is better.

So I went to my hair appointment, and after that we picked up some Chinese food from a place near the house that we haven't been to in ages and had only ordered from once or twice in the past. BF and I were very surprised that the food had very little salt (that we could taste) - almost to the point of being bland! I very much prefer that to too much because you can always add something if you want. We'll see what other menu items we like in the future.

Train was much less full than normal today and the office is rather quiet. The admin took a vacation day today. I have a mandatory online compliance training session due today, but nothing else that's pressing. I got here on the earlier train, so I will try to leave on an early one. They've jiggered the train schedule today, so I have to see which one I'll take - they add some earlier but cancel others...

There's two more weeks of Pilates classes today ..... ***email just received - office will close early today - 1:00 pm - Whoohoo!! :carrot: *****

Now what was I saying??? Pilates... So I'm actually sort of missing my cardio exercise. I'm very tempted to join the gym that bf belongs to. Yes, I know that hasn't worked for me in the past, especially my plan to piggyback on his visits for free - his non-existent visits... but I don't know - I think that because it's so close to home (less than a mile) it'd be convenient for me to just pop over there for 30 minutes of some kind of cardio, no problem. I think it's the fact that it's only $10 a month that makes me feel like it's low risk - at least financially. If I don't end up going, I'll still be at risk for "the guilties".... so that's my latest thought re exercise. Oh, and I finally ordered a foam roller online.

Okay, gonna sign off and look at the train schedule to see when the next train will depart!!!
:egg:

Laura705
04-06-2012, 01:11 PM
Annie and Happy snuck in on me!

Annie - No I wasn't really sick, shhh, don't tell! But the day wasn't exactly restful with all the appointments. And let's just say that too much togetherness is not always a good thing.

Happy - I'm a fan of good marshmallows, but Peeps are not in that category, so I don't bother with them. I have been very good about not using the recent Fannie May coupons I received in the newspaper...note that I haven't tossed them out though!! :blush: I like FM's chocolate covered marshmallows. And let's not start on the eggs they sell at this time of year. On the other hand, it's a bit easier to resist the past several years because IMHO the products aren't quite as good as they were before being sold.

Okay, I've consulted the schedule - there's a 1:30 train I can catch. :)

MELODY525
04-06-2012, 01:15 PM
THE EXPRESSION ON THE DEER'S FACE IS PRICELESS!!
HE PROBABLY IS WONDERING?!?!?!?! ROFL MY AZZ OFF!!
THANKS FOR THE BELLY LAUGH.....I NEEDED ONE TO KEEP AWAKE.
JEN IS COMING DOWN FOR A FEW THEN IT'S NAP TIME.
HOPE YOU & DH HAVE A GREAT DAY:sunny:

ceejay52
04-06-2012, 07:59 PM
Happy
The picture is priceless. That area of your lawn with the pine tree's reminds me of my uncles. Do you happen to have Cobra insurance?

Laura
I don't blame you for calling in sick today. Do you have personal days? Wish we did. Sounds like doggie has his day.

Annie
Have fun making the Easter baskets.

Mel
Hope your week end has quieted down and stays quiet. Glad the seniors came down to keep you company. I agree about the expression on the deer's face.

-------
I should be cleaning house but I'm mentally and physically exhausted. I really do not want to go to Paragould tomorrow but will.

My niece from CA sent me a picture of a strawberry and said this is the size of our baby. She did go to the doctor and every thing was fine.

Decided to go to the doctor this morning as the sinus drainage was giving me a sore throat. First thing the doc asked me do you have a headache. Yes, I do. He told me I was getting an infection. Was pleased with the bp reading of 124/76. I weighed on my scale at home at 195 but with clothes on at the doctor's office, his scales said that I weighed 198. Can't complain. The nurse gave me an injection and he gave me two rx's. Took them and my refill's to the pharmacy and it only cost 63 dollars. I did have to pay full price for the bp med. I was thinking that I'd be paying my 200 deductible up front.

Have a great Saturday and Sunday. I will be mia this week end.

annie175
04-07-2012, 01:47 AM
Good Morning Gals..like really good morning...12:21 am Saturday Morning....afternoon/eve Ms. Shad!

Cannot sleep....no particular reason...just not in the mood, besides tried for several hours and decided to get up and do something...3FC is the something for the moment as I cannot be too loud...Curtis is sleeping...and he has a cold..AGAIN. I really think it is due to his allergies. At the band last weekend the pub was extra smokie, I think because of the basketball play offs and the HUGE crowd. He has an allergy to smoke which made him get an allergy cold. He is doing better and on the upside of recovery. He needs to take something for his immune system. He cannot understand why the only thing I ever suffer from is headaches. I take too many vits and mins to catch anything. lol. Truly I take a multi-vit, A, B12 shot, C, D, E, magnisium, calcium, bacopa (for mental health), potassium, iron, biotin, and most importantly, Vit W-wine..lol. Religiously, due to my bariatric surgery, I cannot EVER due without all to keep healthy. Also do a lot of veggies and fruits. Plus a lot of things I shouldn't. It is the things I shouldn't have and the wine that keep me FAT. I am actually up 18 pounds from my lowest weight from surgery...WOW..I need to get a grip and lose the extra poundage as it is REALLY noticable now. YIKES.

Today was wonderful...after work I went to sissy's house and fed the babe, rocked him to sleep then put him to bed for his afternoon nap. Sis colored my hair, Chris came home and took over with the babe. Sis and I went to Walmart to get the last of the few things for Easter baskets. I ended up buying her a little dress to where with her leggins for Easter. Don't tell baby boy as I try to be fair about spending. It is so hard to be a fair mom when you live closer to one and not the other. Anyway, got the last of the basket items....got lil man swim trucks with matching hat for his basket the other day so today I got Ainsley a bikini to put in her basket. It is tough trying to be a fair mom and nanny. Lil man was so sweet today. He is actually 25 inches long and about 12 pounds...get this...on April 19, he will be 6 MOS OLD....can you believe it? Time is going WAY too fast.

My brother from Illinois is in town, staying at my dad's and coming to Easter. Do you think he has called me to let me know he is in town? Oh H no. He will probably call me at the last minute and say hey I am here and wanna do brekkie or lunch. I am inclined to say no, but always feel bad if I do, so will probably do SOMETHING with him. Just another man with no communication skills. Geez.

Got a few errands to run tomorrow. Not bad as Sis and I got most out of the way today. Bank, grocery-to get apples for pie, and maybe meet with brain dead brother from IL. Want to wash sheets and put the bed back together, run the vacuum and mop kitchen floor. The rest of the house is still clean from last weekend's cleaning. Curtis and I do not create much dirt. lol. Considering we are at work the majority of the time. Since Hella B is no longer around, the doggie hair thing is way down. God love her, and yes, I miss her everyday, along with my momma and g-pa. Nuff of that, teary eyed.

Guess I am just babbling as I have nothing better or want to do. Sorry to keep you all reading.

Really, have a WONDERFUL EASTER WEEKEND.

Love, hugs and prayers......

annie175
04-07-2012, 01:48 AM
to wear with leggins not where with leggins...duh

MELODY525
04-07-2012, 09:12 AM
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MORNING CHICKS

THE BUNNIES ARE ALL EXCITED.
TODAY IS OUR EASTER PARTY. COMPLETE WITH POLITICIANS.
I BETTER TAKE A SHOVEL WITH ME DOWNSTAIRS.
I NEED TO GET ALL GUSSIED UP. UNDECIDED WHAT TO WEAR.
I ALSO DUSTED THE EASTER PARADE MOVIE OFF.
THURSDAY NIGHT ONE OF THE SENIORS REMINDED ME TO DIG IT OUT.
THAT'S FOR AFTER THE PARTY.
I BOUGHT THEM SOME TREATS AT TJ'S FOR THE MOVIE.
JEN BOUGHT A FEW EASTER BOWLS AT THE $1 STORE TO PUT THEM IN.
ONCE ALL THE PARTY GOERS LEAVE, A FEW REGULARS COME BACK DOWN.
I BETTER GET MY BODY MOVING OR NOTHING WILL GET DONE....
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. BE GOOD OR THE EASTER BUNNY WON'T BRING ANY CANDY!





HAPPY.......SHOWED JEN THE PIC LAST NIGHT. SHE LOVED IT TOO.
I WAS THINKING THAT MAYBE THE MEDS PRICE WAS BECAUSE OF A DEDUCTIBLE FOR 2012.
HOPE THE REST OF THE YEAR IS CHEAPER!!!
I AM GLAD YOU GUYS GOT A CART TO HAUL STUFF.
NOW I CAN HITCH A RIDE!!:scooter: WE CAN GO "VIRTUALLY" EVERYWHERE NOW!
ALSO GLAD YOU GOT REMINDED OF HOW LUCKY YOU ARE NOT TO BE IN TENN!:beach:
I AM ALREADY FORGETTING YOU JUST MOVED!!:lol3:
DH'S ATTITUDE MUST BE CONTAGIOUS!! FEELS LIKE FOREVER NOW.





ANNIE....GLAD IT WAS AN EARLY DAY.
I LOVE MAKING THE BASKETS UP. THIS YEAR I USED EASTER GIFT BAGS.
HOPE YOU ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS WITH ALL THE FAMILY.
CAN'T BEIEVE JAKE IS GOING TO BE 6 MONTHS OLD. TIME FLIES.
LOVED THE IDEA OF THE BATHING SUITS.
I BOUGHT JEN & RICHIE T-SHIRTS. LOL HAVE A GREAT DAY.





LAURA...ANOTHER EARLY DAY PERSON!! HOPE YOU FOUND AN EARLIER TRAIN!
LET US KNOW HOW THE FOAM ROLLER WORKS OUT.
LOW SODIUM CHINESE FOOD WOULD BE A BLESSING TO ME.
WISH WE HAD ONE LIKE THAT HERE. ENJOY THE DOWN TIME.




CEEJAY....THESE DEDUCTIBLES ARE A PAIN AND EXPENSIVE!
HOPE YOU WILL BE FEELING BETTER AND VERY SOON TOO.:hug:
ENJOY THE TIME IN PARAGOULD BUT I KNOW HOW STAYING HOME WOULD BE NICE & COMFY!
THAT WAS A GREAT BP READING:dancer: CAN I BORROW IT????:rofl:

annie175
04-07-2012, 09:34 AM
Good Morning all and Happy Saturday before Easter.......off to do my errands, then bake pies and clean...So excited to see ALL 3 of my brothers and families this weekend AND my kidlets, all under the same roof...such a magical happening.....too good to be true.

Loves, hugs, and prayers.

happy2bme
04-07-2012, 01:17 PM
Good morning girls,

Happy day before Easter. Everyone running around being busy? I have to admit now it never occured to me to consider driving down to my Mom's for Easter dinner. Been 8 years since we moved south and that was a big deal to drive so that was a end to the holiday get togethers. I'm thinking if I posed it to DH he'd say that they are all coming here next month so let's wait for another time. Not doing any big plans so to say - thought about doing a ham but neither of us are big ham fans - one meal is enough so instead I got a standing rib roast we will make on the grill tomorrow :T

Most of my TV watching lately has been on the Food Network channel and I noticed yesterday that they added a new channel (just for me :D ) - the cooking channel. One show I like is called The Pioneer Woman - it's about a woman who once lived in Los Angeles, went back home temporarily to Oklahoma, met a cowboy in a bar, married him and now lives on a cattle ranch on the middle of no where. She started a food blog, wrote some cookbooks and got a tv show out of the deal. Some of her stuff looks very interesting. Simple foods - nothing gourmet just looks good. One show featured these good looking cherry almond fruit crisps for dessert. I think I'm going to try those for dinner tomorrow. I did pick up 2 of her cookbooks from the library yesterday - flagged a few recipes I want to try. Got a beef roast to cook up today - will probably portion it out and freeze it since we are having grilled beef tomorrow and DH had a taste for the Italian beef we had sitting in the freezer that we brought back from Chicago. Had that the other night (yum yum) so we're pretty beefed out here. But the roast was a good price and it looked so nice - hard to turn down, but it will freeze well.

We finally agreed on a spot for the garden so it's time to get cranking on that. DH said with the nice weather we need to pick up our fencing this upcoming week before they run out of materials. So I guess I'll be spending alot of time outside next week :sunny:

Mel - the new trailer has plenty of room for you, Jen, Ritchie and several of the seniors :rofl: I think it's way too big and sort of overkill for what we needed but ... it's DH's toy. We can easily get 2 ATVs on it and have room for a gear box of picnic goods and stuff which will be nice for when we decide to go on an ATV trip with the cousins. You can come along, we'll just strap your chair in. I can add some hay bales and we can go for an old fashioned hay ride too. Except hay is itchy! So did you get all prettied up for the Easter party? Don't forget some lipstick - always a finishing touch. Glad you liked the critter picture. Yesterday we had a male and female turkey pecking their way across the yard - which means for sure we will see a family in a while.

Annie - when it comes to spending on the kids it's hard to divide things exactly in half or one for one. I think the trick is that you try to treat them as equally as possible - which I'm sure you do and sometimes it means one gets more than the other but then you just have to explain to DS that he just would not be as into the Easter Bonnet that you bought for DD :lol: Glad your family is all together for the holiday. Hope you have a nice dinner - drama free of course.

Ceejay - hope you have a good trip to your family and that you are feeling better with the sinus. Those headaches can be especially brutal, particularly if you have an infection. Guess your Easter basket is going to be filled with medication :( Glad your niece is doing better.

Laura - I agree with you that Fannie Mae and Fields Frango Mint lines are not the same after they got bought up by other people. Still like the Fannie Mae chocolate eggs tho - I let one melt in my mouth for an indulgence. But I can't get them unless I go to Chicago so no worries there :lol: I did by a bag of Reeses Peanut Butter Easter eggs for DH. He did not like them - they have a chocolate shell which does not taste the same as the regular peanut butter cups. But I'm sure he will eat them anyway ;) Glad you got out a half day from work yesterday. That's always a pleasant surprise. As for the gym - did you check out their class schedule? Will they have classes you can take after work that you'd want to go to? Always a big factor. Seems like a reasonable price tho for a gym.

Shad - hope you are getting some relaxing time in this weekend. Sounds like you could use a bit of downtime. At least for one weekend until the next cut over :)

Hellos to the rest of the ladies. DH keeps talking to me about various things which keeps interupting me so I'd better just give it up and put the computer away. (And he says I do this to him all the time :rolleyes: )

Happy Easter to All the Fine Ladies of the World. :easter: :bunny:

annie175
04-07-2012, 03:03 PM
Thank Happy...hope you have a wonderful Easter Sunday also.

I am back from the errands of the day...going to throw cutting the grass in there next then do my baking and cleaning and dinner fixing....probably more than I want to do today but must get it all accomplished as tomorrow is a complete wash do to celebrating Easter with the family.

Loves hugs and prayers.

Shad
04-07-2012, 06:57 PM
Aaargh, think my mouse is running out of batteries, I seem to be constantly hitting the wrong button and then just lost my post. Mind you the computer doesn't seem completely well this morning either. It lost my constant login to facebook and seems to have lost a couple of favourite sites, but we will prevail

Cleaning up some of the mess in my front garden this morning, I found these. Enjoy these while I go and find my brain


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/Orchids005.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/Orchids002.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/Measles2.jpg

annie175
04-07-2012, 10:56 PM
SHADLET....what beautiful pix...thank you.

I accomplished everything except runnin the vacuum. I am doing that in the morning. I am too pooped to continue on this path and hope to get some sleep tonite.

Made lemon merguine (sp) pie, apple pie, and strawberry-pound cake-layer dessert. All requested by others...dad on lemon...Samantha on apple, and Curtis and Jake on strawberry. I am pooped. Been in the kitchen for the last 5 hours working hard....not too mention I made fried chicken, mashed potatos and mixed veggies for dinner.

Time for bed....

Love, hugs, and prayers...

MELODY525
04-08-2012, 08:54 AM
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HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE.


HOPE YOU ALL ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL DAY.

YESTERDAY WAS VERY NICE. I AM EXHAUSTED.
THEY LOVED THE MOVIE MORE THAN THE PARTY.
MUST HAVE BEEN THE EASTER TREATS.
TODAY THEY'RE GOING TO WATCH THE EASTER PARADE AGAIN ON TURNER CLASSIC MOVIE CHANNEL:rofl:
THEY JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT.
THERE IS A CRIMP IN OUR OWN EASTER PLANS FOR TODAY.
JEN GOT HER FOOT RUN OVER BY A MAN ON A SCOOTER AT A FLEA MARKET.
THE HOSPITAL SAYS IT'S NOT BROKEN BUT SHE IS A MESS.
THANK GOD I HAVE PAIN MEDS FROM JANUARY CAUSE THEY ONLY GAVE HER ONE PILL.
RICHIE IS TAKING A CHAIR UP IN A LITTLE WHILE AND SHE'S RIDING DOWN. :scooter:
THEN WE'LL SPEND THE DAY HERE. THERE IS MORE ROOM.
THE OFFICE WAS TOSSING OUT AN OLD LEATHERETTE CHAIR AND I TOOK IT FOR RICHIE & VISITORS.
NOW WE ALL HAVE A COMFY SEAT INCLUDING THE DR WHEN HE COMES :lol3:
WE ALSO DECIDED NOT TO COOK AND GET SOME PORK FROM THE BAKERY.
RICHIE IS MAKING THE FOOD RUN AS SOON AS JEN COMES DOWN.
SO THE DAY HAS CHANGED A BIT BUT I LOVE THE NEW PLANS TOO:bunny2:

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!






HAPPY....WOW THE TRAILER IS BIG!! IT REALLY WILL COME IN USEFUL WITH THOSE ATVS OF YOURS.
I HAVE BEEN READING THE PIONEER WOMANS BLOG ON AND OFF:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/
FUNNY YOU SHOULD MENTION HER. I FORGET WHERE I FIRST HEARD ABOUT HER.
I THINK IT WAS ANOTHER BLOG THAT HAD A LINK TO A RECIPE OF HERS. :hun:
I'LL BE RIGHT OVER FOR GRILLED RIB ROAST!! YUM!!! :drool:
YOU MADE ME LAUGH...I DID PUT ON LIPGLOSS!!!:rofl: :rofl:




ANNIE...HAVE A GREAT TIME AND I AM HAPPY YOU'RE GOING TO BE ALL TOGETHER.
HOPE CURTIS IS FEELING BETTER:hug:





CEEJAY......SAFE TRAVELS TO PARAGOULD. HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER TOO:hug:





SHAD....THE PICS ARE BEAUTIFUL!! I NEVER TIRE OF LOOKING AT THEM.
HOPE YOURS WAS A VERY HAPPY EASTER. SWEET SUGAR PLUM DREAMS:cloud9:




MICHELLE & PATTY....A VERY HAPPY EASTER TO YOU BOTH :hug:

diyana
04-08-2012, 12:51 PM
A quick hop in (like a bunny) to wish everyone a Happy Easter! I hope you're all doing well!

It's been a busy weekend just getting stuff done around the house...and yet there's still so much to do!

Much love to all,

happy2bme
04-08-2012, 02:07 PM
Good morning ladies,

Happy Easter to all. Hope you got yourself a nice basket there from Mr. Bunny. It is sunny but rather cool this morning. Reminded me of when I was a kid and I'm not sure how Mom squeezed out a few bucks to get us a new Easter outfit and hat but she did. They were generally light springy types of clothes and occasionally we'd have a chilly Easter morning where we'd be shivering in the new duds. Usually we got a dress and hat - was a rare thing to actually get a pastel colored Easter coat.

I'm taking a Meliday today. Grandma was a fierce one for not doing housework on a holy holiday :no: :nono: The only work allowed is cooking and that won't be much of a deal since I'm not doing the all out holiday thing this year. I cooked some eggs last week, they will just have to do for today :lol: Haven't colored eggs in years.

I hope you all have a good dinner with family, friends and loved ones - take the day to enjoy the good things in life.

Talk to you tomorrow.

Hotcupojava
04-08-2012, 03:08 PM
Buona Pasqua! Happy Easter everyone. May you have a blessed Easter Sunday with family and friends. Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, Nieces, Nephews, Children and grandchildren and/or anyone you hold dear.

Laura705
04-08-2012, 08:49 PM
Hi to all the Worldlies. Hope everyone had or is still having a wonderful Easter. Bf & I had a tasty ham dinner at his bf's house & will be taking home a ham bone for some soup. Taking a breather In the basement & bf took a phone call from somebody re the car he is selling for a friend. Sounds like he's winding up, so I'll do the same.

Cheers!
:cheers:

MELODY525
04-09-2012, 07:33 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKLETTES


SORRY THIS IS A QUICKIE.
HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT WEEKEND.
WE HAD A LOVELY SUNNY DAY WITH MILD TEMPS ALL TO OURSELVES.

JEN'S FOOT FEELS BETTER. LOTS OF ICE & CODEINE:rofl:

WE HAD WATER LEAKS AGAIN LATE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.
NOW THE PLUMBER IS ON HIS WAY. HE JUST CALLED TO WAKE ME UP.
BUT I AM SMARTER...LAID MY CLOTHES OUT LAST NIGHT WHEN THE KIDS LEFT.

THE BOSS IS STILL OFF UNTIL TOMORROW:cry:
I'LL READ & DO PERSONALS LATER. :moped:

HERE IS THE DINNER RICHIE "MADE"...................(via the Spanish bakery)


TAPAS:
Empanadas (beef)
Croquettas (ham)
Rellenos de Papa (beef)

DINNER:
Roast Pork
Yucca & Sweet Potatoes
Asparagus & Corn

DESSERT:
TJ's Flourless Chocolate Cake
TJ's Shortbread & Jam Cookies

:encore: THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT & WE WERE STUFFED!! :hun:
GOOD THING HE ONLY BOUGHT ENOUGH FOR THE ONE MEAL.
NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO EAT FOR A WEEK NOW.

happy2bme
04-09-2012, 09:34 AM
Good morning chicks,

I have an early morning doctor's appointment to get ready for. It's just a follow up to last month to check the meds - or lack of them in the case of the blood pressure.

Will get back later for personals. Hope everyone had a nice Easter.

Double ouch on Jen's foot Mel! Sounds very very painful. :hug:

diyana
04-09-2012, 11:55 AM
Happy Monday!

It sounds like everyone had a Happy Easter! Ours was quiet. DH was quite tired as he ran a couple short errands with me on Saturday. I cooked a roast in the crockpot for dinner, and made DH some oatmeal cookies. I didn't get nearly as much done during the weekend as I wanted to...which is how it's been lately. Either I run out of time or my back (lately it's been my back). I need to return to my exercise routine, despite the long hours I've been working leaving me exhausted by the end of the day. I also need to get the house in order...DMIL will be here from early May to early September.

On Friday, the pulmonologist was stumped at why DH has gotten congested again. He prescribed antifungals (again) and a new inhaler. He's doing a little better now, but still so darn tired.

Annie - I got the box you sent. Thank you so much!! Love the magazines, and the Humana stuff. Sorry to hear that Curtis had a cold. I am surprised that they still allow smoking in bars there...it's not allowed here any more. I got exhausted just READING about all you accomplished over the weekend.

Ceejay - Hope you had a nice time with the family in Paragould!

Mel - Sorry to hear about Jen's foot! Ouch!! I hope she can stay off it as much as possible. Rest Ice Compression and Elevation. Bummer about the TJ's fresh entrees. I know how much you like them. I love convenience foods too, and TJ's are so much healthier than the processed, frozen stuff I get. Glad the party and especially the movie were enjoyable. :) Your Easter dinner sounds fabulous!

Shad - Our grocery stores haven't fully closed for holidays in years! They sometimes have shortened hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but the rest of the year, it's business as usual. $500 for groceries?! :faint: That must be a big family or really expensive food! I loved the gorgeous flower photos!

Laura - In answer to your frozen custard question...we do have two Culvers near us...it's getting to be a bigger and bigger chain, but still pretty good food. But the peanut butter cup custard was from a local mom & pop type place. Sorry to hear that Coal is getting arthritis, but at least the glucosamine shots are covered by pet insurance.

Happy - Gorgeous photo of the turkey and the baby deer! We're seeing a lot of wild turkeys around where we live. Mostly hens, but a few very impressive Toms strutting their tail feathers! I love seeing critters. :) Please post photos of the baby turkeys when they're trotting past their parents. Can't believe it's already been a year since you bought the house! :) Our local custard place is very similar to Kopp's Custard. Kopp's is by far the best in the area, but the closest locations are at least 1/2 hour away (thank Goodness). Luckily, the custard at our local place is second in quality only to Kopp's. :drool: DH was on the medicine that had a potential side effect of rupturing tendons in the foot. Good luck at the doc's this morning.

Well, I'd best get to it. I didn't sleep well last night, so I'm having a hard time kicking it into gear.

Much love,

MELODY525
04-09-2012, 11:58 AM
BACK AGAIN.....

PLUMBER WENT TO GET MORE SUPPLIES.
SO I HAD TIME TO EAT & PUT WARMER CLOTHES ON.
VERY WINDY AND COLD OUTSIDE. MORE LIKE WINTER THAN SPRING.:brr:

I WAS A BAD GIRL...I MADE A PHONE CALL TO SOMEONE IN FRONT OF ANOTHER PERSON...SO THEY COULD HEAR MY ANGST AT THINGS NOT BEING DONE RIGHT ETC. THE LISTENER NEVER SAID A WORD BUT PATTED ME ON THE BACK AND GAVE ME THE "NOD".
ANOTHER WORDS HE WILL HANDLE IT. REALLY TIRED OF THIS NOW.
I AM NOT GETTING SUCKED INTO JOHN'S OLD JOB.

I HAD A GOOD WEEKEND AND FEEL LIKE MY OLD SELF.
THAT'S THE PROBLEM....PEOPLE SEE THAT AND ARE JUMPING FOR JOY....NOT!!!

MY APPETITE HAS RETURNED. THE NAUSEA HAS DISAPPEARED.
MY ENERGY LEVEL IS RISING MORE EVERY DAY. I THINK I AM CURED!!
NOW TO SEE WHAT THE DR SAYS & WHEN I CAN GET THIS MRI OVER WITH.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY:sunny:



MARY.....HAPPY EASTER TO YOU TOO!! HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT DAY ALSO!


HAPPY.....HOW WAS THE MELIDAY?? WE HAD THAT OVER HERE TOO.
JUST US AND THE TV. WE WATCHED A PARENT TRAP MARATHON.
HALEY MILLS OLD DISNEY MOVIES PART 1 & 2. LOVED IT.
YOUR EASTER MEMORIES ARE MUCH THE SAME AS MINE:bunny:


MICHELLE....HOPE YOU AND DH HAD A GREAT DAY AND HE IS FEELS OK.



ANNIE...BET THE FAMILY HAD A GREAT TIME WITH JAKE'S FIRST EASTER?!?!?!



CEEJAY....HOW WAS THE TRIP TO PARAGOULD. HOPE THE MEDS WORKED AND YOU FEEL OK.


PATTY....HOPE YOU'RE REMEMBERING TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF.


SHAD.....SORRY WE GOT THE DAYS WRONG. WAS WAITING FOR YOU TO PICK ONE! LOL HOW DID THE DAY & THE CASTLE GO???
MAYBE WE SHOULD SHOOT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY WEEKEND??
LET ME KNOW WHERE YOU'LL BE.

MELODY525
04-09-2012, 12:01 PM
MICHELLE....YOU SNUCK IN THERE....HOPE YOUR BACK WILL BE FEELING BETTER AND BE CAREFUL. JEN IS AN OLD PRO AT BOO BOOS!! AREN'T WE ALL?!?!:rofl:
PAIN MEDS FOR EVERYONE!! THE CANDIDATE THAT SAYS THAT WILL GET MY VOTE IN NOVEMBER:lol3: :lol3:
THE DMIL IN MAY!!! GOOD SHOW!!

ceejay52
04-09-2012, 01:25 PM
Happy belated Easter.

The old saying that goes if Momma isn't happy aint nobody happy was the setting for this past week end. There was a lot of animosity (sp) between my uncle and aunt about their guest from India. She called me last night and told me that she told him to leave before bedtime. She can be extremely rude and she was this past week end.--Not toward me but him.

Mel
Hope Jen's foot is getting better. And that things are being repaired.

More later. I have a giant sized headache. Part of it is from this week end and part of it is allergies.

diyana
04-09-2012, 01:45 PM
Ceejay - Sorry that your Easter weekend was full of animosity. Holidays can be stressful. I hope your headache eases up soon. :hug:

annie175
04-09-2012, 01:47 PM
Happy Day After Easter...

It was a fabulous Easter at my brother's house. Too much food...I did stay away from all desserts and candy....and ate no ham. Ham is to salty and I am thirsty after eating it. I made up for it with my Phillipino SILs fried rice and her noodle dish, cheesy potatos, spinach dip, buffalo chicken dip. All so good. There were many other things but not my favorites so I didn't eat them. Oh and some cheeseball.

Played cards and boards games and cornhole. They had a huge pit fire going on so several roasted peeps over the fire. I watched as I am not a marshmellow-peeps fan. It was a bit breezy and on the cool side so the fire was just perfect. SIL had made some sun tea that was fabulous. The only other dessert that was there was this beautiful butter fly cake, cut into the shape of a butterfly, light blue icing then pastel color M&Ms pressed on for color. Nicely done by my other SIL.

CEEG...my word, I certainly hope that headache dissappears. Seems like you have been getting them a lot. I hate head pain suffering, it just makes me so miserable and grumpy...Feel better sister~

CHELLE....Hope DH gets to feeling better real quick. Maybe he needs to be on a maintenance drug until this is all completely out of his system. Are you on any supplements to build immunity? You both should be on them, and if you already are...take two. I am about ready to put Curtis on them.

HAPPY....How did your doc check up go? You know, it really sounds like the most part you are enjoying being retired. I am so happy for you and DH. Who knew life could be so fun?

MELLIE...bummer you Easter plans got changed around but it sounds like you had an awesome feast anyway. Yikes on Jen's foot, I swear you both need to be in a plastic bubble....if it is you, it is Jen...not to mention Richie getting his act in there too!. Hugs

LAURA...glad you had a nice Easter dinner. Hope you didn't eat too much.

SHADDIE...are you sleeping and getting ready to head out to your job....Hope your Easter was a good one...do you know the gender of the grandbaby yet?

Lil man had a great Easter....only thing he knows is he was passed around a lot. He did take a two hour nap while I held him on the bench swing in the backyard at bro's house. I had him snuggled up in his blankie. Samantha had him dressed really cute. Brown long sleeve onsie with monkee's on it, brown bib cords, and the cutest lil brown shoes. I got him a felt bunny basket and put formula, swim trunks and matching hat, a lil car, sunglasses and a gallon of nursery water. Oh and a plastic carrot baseball bat and lil green ball. That Easter Bunny is something else...lol.

Better get to work...been dilly dallying all day long and getting further and further behind.

Love, Hugs and Prayers.,

diyana
04-09-2012, 04:53 PM
I mentioned this on FB, but thought I'd share it here too. I've been reading what I believe to be one of the best, feel-good books ever. It's called "Following Atticus". It's a true story and so very heartwarming. I strongly encourage everyone to read the adventures of a man and his brave and lovable little dog.

Here's the link from Amazon, so you can get more info about the book:
http://www.amazon.com/Following-Atticus-Forty-Eight-Extraordinary-Friendship/dp/0061997102/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333995608&sr=8-1

I was able to check it out from the library...but this may be a book that I buy I'm enjoying it so much. The version I checked out is actually the audiobook, which is great. The author has a great voice and a wonderful New Hampshire/Massachusetts accent that brings back memories of growing up in New England. :)

Here's the Facebook page for the book:
https://www.facebook.com/FollowingAtticusBook

And here's the author's blog about the book (I haven't checked this out as it's blocked at work...but I'm checking it out once I get home):
http://tomandatticus.blogspot.com/

diyana
04-09-2012, 04:55 PM
BTW, Annie - yes....DH and I take A LOT of vitamins and supplements to help our immunity. Vit. D, E, C, multi vitamin, Echinacea, specific stuff for the lungs, B12, Fish Oil, and Gingko Biloba.

Shad
04-09-2012, 05:25 PM
Morning all,
Not going to be a long post. My head isn't up to it. I have a head cold and feel like the whole thing is going to explode any moment. So I am reduced to liquids, pills and soup with ice cream, jelly and fruit for my nourishment. Any chewing sets the bells in my head ringing again.
I sent a message to the bigT yesterday to say I would work from home again today. Can't share this one with anyone else. I might feel sorry for them!!! :rofl: but then again maybe not.
At least I might loose some weight.

Glad to hear that with the exception of Ceejay we have all had a good Easter. I'm pleased to say that apart from a spoonful of chocolate rock ice cream, no chocolate passed my lips. There is some in the fridge. R bought some for DS2 the day before yesterday. He wasn't fazed, but then like me he isn't a huge chocolate fan. He did say that at least it was ginger choc. He's a ginger freak that one.

Right, I'm off. Annie asked about the grandchild. I did ask DS1 and his partner not to tell me the gender and so far they haven't, although I might guess that she would drop it into the conversation somewhere if I got around to having a conversation with her. However DS2 who was down there a couple of weeks back does know and unwittingly dropped the ball when he was talking about them arguing over names. But I am not telling you lot, because someone around here needs to get a surprise. Usually anyone asks, I tell them I don't know.

So I am off to drink my LemSip which is making me feel better for short periods of time. I will need to go to the pharmacy after this to pick up head ache tablets and tissues and all those things. I can only take 4 of the lemsips in 24 hours dammit.

Back probably tomorrow or I'll leave DS2 to issue invites to the funeral if I don't make it.

Birthday sounds good Mel. I'll put a note in the calendar.

ceejay52
04-09-2012, 06:17 PM
Feel better soon Shad. I've had the headaches but they are due to the allergies.

ceejay52
04-09-2012, 06:43 PM
My nephew is featured in this news report on Fox5 news in Atlanta after Thomas Kincaid's death --kincaid inspired atlanta painter---not sure how to link it here.

Laura705
04-09-2012, 07:05 PM
Afternoon all.

Shad – Hope you’re feeling better soon. Ginger chocolate ice cream – is that a common combination in Aus?

Annie – Glad you enjoyed your Easter. I won’t say that I didn’t eat too much, but thankfully, there wasn’t a crazy amount of different foods around to tempt me. I’d say I the desserts were my downfall, but they were mostly smallish portions, nothing large, but it all adds up. I’m sure I made up for what you didn’t have!

Ceejay – Sorry your Easter wasn’t the happiest. Another headache!?!? You poor thing. I hope you’re taking some good drugs to deal with the pain and get the allergies under control so you don’t continue to get these headaches!! :hug: I'll have to check out the link.

Mel – Your weekend sounded good except for Jen’s foot injury (hope it’s feeling better today)!! Your dinner sounded fantastic! Darn it, no leftovers to send my way! :D I wish I’d had time to check cable and see a little bit of “Easter Parade”. I like that one, especially when Judy G. walks down the street making funny faces so she can prove to Fred Astaire that she has the ability to turn heads!! :lol: Sorry “they” are trying to make you a stand-in for John!! Good for you that you’re not going to let that happen!!!

Michelle – I’m sorry to hear your back is giving you problems. Exercise is so important!! I’m honestly not feeling as fit these days with only taking the Pilates classes. Good for my core, but the rest of my body is not getting worked enough, including my heart and lungs. I’m wondering if my neck and upper back aches and pains are partially resulting from this lack of exercise. I need to get back to cardio and strength training. So nice that DMIL will be back with you before you know it!! I'll have to check out the link re the book.

Happy – Hope the doc appt went well. Yeh, it always seemed a bit too chilly to wear those pretty spring clothes. The winter coat worn over them sort of ruins the effect… It occurred to me Sunday morning to spread some mulch over the garden bed we weeded on Saturday, but it didn’t seem right to be doing that on Easter Sunday, so we didn’t. Hope bf got that done today!!! I don’t want to have done all that weeding only to have the weeds pop back up before we got the mulch down.

Mary – Did you have a good Easter??

Hi Patty!!
---
Nothing much to report. Monday, Monday, glad it’s almost over. Pilates class tonight.

Did I mention I’m again thinking of joining the new gym close to home? Yes, I think I did. So I always say I do better taking exercise classes, and this gym doesn’t have them. It’s a Planet Fitness and it’s a “bare bones” kind of gym, nothing fancy, just all the cardio and strength training equipment, plus areas set up for a 30-minute circuit workout, and a 12 minute ab workout. The convenience and affordability are good. But would I really get there regularly, on my own schedule - I'm not known for my self-discipline. The gym doesn’t require a contract/time commitment, but it does have a start-up fee and an annual fee, and factoring that into the $10 monthly fee, it works out to about $17 per month over 12 months. I suppose I can give myself a few months and if I’m just not using it, I can just cancel and do something else. I might need to be talked out of this ladies.

TTFN! :wave:

MELODY525
04-10-2012, 09:12 AM
MORNINGCHICKS.

I AM FALLING BEHIND IN MY READING. SORRY ABOUT THAT.
THERE IS A LOCAL ELECTION COMING UP AND THE HEAT IS ON.

WE ALSO HAVE HOT WATER AGAIN. I HAVE A MEETING OF SORTS WITH 2 PEOPLE TO REPORT THE EXACT PROBLEM.

I'LL BE BACK LATER. HAVE A GREAT DAY.:moped:

annie175
04-10-2012, 10:40 AM
Good Morning Chickers....

MELLIE...sooooo glad you all have hot water again...let's hope the fix lasts longer than the last time! Our primaries are next month for presidentual races. Blah on every one of them. Demo and Repub.

CHELLE...I don't even know why I asked if you and DH were taking supplements, I should of known you were. WIth all of us trying to get healthy, it is just part of our lives. I will go on Amazon later and check out the book...I love to read.

SHADDIE....bah humbug on the cold and feeling badly. You do not get that way very often but boy when you do...you do. Hope you feel much better soon. Hugs my sister!

CEEG...how are you feeling today...headache any better. Curtis and I have been fighting allergies a lot the past few months. Seems like every morning I wake up with a head full.

LAURA...We have a gym similar to the new one you speak. No fees to join and only 10 bucks a month, no contracts to sign, just a month to month thing. I keep thinking about doing it, but you know me and exercise..blah. I have so many outside projects this year I many not get anything else done but outside work. I have to move my garden area this year as we put the shed where the garden was, so that will be a major project since most of my dirt is 15% rocks.

HAPPY...what's shakin' babe? What did the fine doc have to say?

Not much else going on here, just work work and more work.

Have a Terrific Tuesday all.

Loves hugs and prayers.

ceejay52
04-10-2012, 11:47 AM
Morning

Popping in to say hello:wave: back later.

happy2bme
04-10-2012, 01:28 PM
Good Tuesday morning kids,

We have a mostly cloudy day here with a few holes in the clouds and bright sunshine popping through and snow flurries in the air. It's gotten quite chilly - probably appropriate for what it should be at this time of year but we got so spoiled (even DH) with that unseasonal bout of warm air a few weeks back. DH wants it warm so he can go out in the yard and start clearing and cleaning and building. I want it warm because I'm tired of my hands being cold :lol: We cannot seem to come to an agreement as to where to put the garden - thought we found a good spot but it doesn't get enough morning sun so we will have to look again. My doctor's appointment went well. I was having second thoughts about her but it turned out that the problem was with her nurse (who has since moved on). The doctor and I had a good talk. I am off the blood pressure medicine for good :dance: :yay: It was a struggle to get off the Nexium after all these years and I still have issues (Pepcid is my new friend). I don't have bad reflux but I do get a stirring in the stomach several times a week. She gave me a new medication for that to try but said the Pepcid was good too. That annoying choking cough I had constantly has all but disappeared since being off the Nexium and blood pressure meds. I might get a cough once or twice a week but it's allergy related which is more what I'm used to and I can deal with that. She said to work on getting my cholesterol down - DH and I found some nice walking and bike paths through town which I will try when it warms up a little more. They are paved paths which I'd rather do than tromping through the woods with the ticks. My A1C blood sugar is only a tenth of a point into the prediabetic range which I'm thrilled about. I'm hoping with some exercise, weight loss and working harder on saying goodbye to my friend white sugar, perhaps I can get rid of the expensive metformin meds too. A lot to be said for getting away from a horridly stressful place in my life. :D :D :D

Ceejay - I did find the story about your nephew on Fox News Atlanta but I'm not sure 3FC will allow me to post the link. He looks very talented. I see that there is a rush of people running to buy Kinkade painting now that he died - I have a couple I'd love to sell if I could - they don't really fit into our decor now. Not that I want a house full of moose, bear and deer although every wall in here has a wallpaper border and more than half of them have big, furry animals on them :lol:

Annie - I'm kind of with you on the politics. It's gotten so goofy I am disappointed in everyone - almost to the point of supporting the let's vote everyone out and start all over again with kids who can play together! Thanks for the offer of the fried rice recipe - I think you posted it once before and I'm thinking it was perhaps a bit too spicy for me - you like fire more than my tummy does :) Glad you had a nice Easter sounds like a nice array of foods. I wouldn't worry about the gym - you are such a busy girl that you have many ways to be active, especially if you and Curtis like to walk alot. Stick with that.

Geez Mel at this point I'm thinking you'd be better off if you just got your own water heater in your place. If only it were for that little glitch called plumbing :lol: I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling back to your old self again. And kudos to you for staying on guard and not letting the office suck you into yet another thing that is THEIR responsibility not yours to deal with. Maybe you need to send them a box of big girl pants. I will be happy to donate them if you need them. :lol: I have been meaning to ask you - isn't the Spanish food you get from the bakery have more spice or acid than agrees with you? Your Easter dinner sounded delicious - especially the flourless chocolate cake :hungry: :T How is Jen's foot doing?

Laura - you could be right with your neck and back issues complaining about not being jostled around in a sturdy cardio session :lol: Did your new pillow seem to make any sort of a difference? Is it loud and crunchy sounding? It's kind of funny with the whole gym thing. A few years ago they were building the mega resort super gym from Lifetime Fitness which was like a city in itself. They put a new one in the next town over from us - just a short car ride but I didn't care for those as they seemed to appeal to the body beautiful young folks and families who flocked to the pools there with all the little kids which killed any ability to do laps or a water workout. And you paid for all that fancy equipment too in high monthly fees. Then they went to the no frills concept for those who wanted to get in, do their work out and get out. A few treadmills, some elipticals, weight racks and a few machines - nothing fancy and they were generally open 24 hours a day so you could come and do your thing whenever it suited you. We still have a Curves up here but all the ones down south close to us shut down - never seemed to have anyone in them. I think there is a niche group of people who use the clubs but like so many industries lately, alot of places have just lost revenue and customers. Since you are a bigger fan of the classes, hopefully you can find something that works with your needs and budget. If this new gym is just do your own thing I think for what you seem to enjoy you might be better off investing in another fitness pass for classes. Just my opinion which isn't worth much since my "gym" is still full of cardboard boxes and bits and pieces of my equipment strewn about the various garage bays :lol:

Shad - hey - no talk of a funeral there although I know that sometimes when the cold is that bad you'd just like to pass out for a good long time until it's over. Sounds like this was a sneak attack as in - who the heck was I around that got me this sick? Hope you are feeling better but if you have it that bad you can just write off the first 4 days. If you could spend the day in a sauna you'd probably feel good but that would require DS finishing the castle, wouldn't it? I tend to agree with you about keeping the sex of the baby a surprise. I'm sure people want to be able to plan ahead (and are not fans of green or yellow sex neutral colored clothes :lol: ) but on the other hand, as a society we have gotten too much into the instant gratification thing - some things are worth waiting for.

Michelle - thanks for the book recommendation - I just put a hold on a copy at the library - should come in the end of the month. I think that both DH and I will enjoy it. I'm sorry to hear that DH is still having no luck feeling better. This whatever it is sure knocked the stuffing out of the poor guy. It really is quite scary when you think about it. As for you young lady, can you get that lady to help you clean up in prep for DMIL's arrival? YOu are putting in such long and crazy hours at work, don't know how you will find time for everything and you certainly don't need the stress at this point. Just be sure to take care of yourself there girlie :hug:

Hi to Mary and Patty :wave:

The outside flurries look somewhat like ash flying in the air - helps me to deny that it's really SNOW. :lol:

I need to get off my duff here - have some housework, laundry and a chicken and wild rice soup I want to try. Later chicks...

MELODY525
04-10-2012, 01:34 PM
http://img1.funscrape.com/en/goodafternoon/2.gif



LAST NIGHT'S SLEEP WAS A BUST. TOO MUCH ON MY MIND.
THE MEETING WITH THE BOSS WENT WELL. SHE DIDN'T STOP TILL EVERY ANGLE WAS COVERED, ALL CALLS WERE MADE AND THE NECESSARY PARTS WE'RE LOW ON WERE RE-ORDERED.
AND I DIDN'T LEAVE THERE TILL IT WAS ALL TAKEN CARE OF :rofl: :rofl:
SHE AND THE PLUMBER TOUCHED BASE ALSO AND NOW WE AWAIT THE WATER SAMPLE'S TEST RESULTS. THEY SAY IT TAKES "TIME". :dunno:
I AM INCREDIBLY SLEEPY AND FILLED WITH SINUS MEDS.
JEN'S FOOT IS MUCH IMPROVED AND SHE IS FINE TO WALK NOW.
I LUCKED OUT WITH THE TJ GIFT CARDS...THEY TOTALED $200.
SO I JUST SENDT THAT MUCH MORE OUT ON BILLS. 2012 IS GOING WELL SO FAR. :dancer

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT AFTERNOON & EVENING.
GOOD MORNING MIS SUNSHINE:sunny:





CEEJAY....VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE AUNT AND EASTER.
HOLIDAYS CAN BE A BUMMER WHEN ONE IN THE FAMILY ISN'T HAPPY!
HOPE YOUR HEAD FEELS BETTER AND YOUR SINUSES ARE BEHAVING.
THIS REALLY IS A BAD YEAR FOR SINUSES & EARS!! YIKES!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEPHEW!! FAME & FORTUNE HERE HE COMES!!




ANNIE....EASTER SOUNDED GREAT AND JAKE'S BASKET SOUNDED EVEN BETTER....AND HIS OUTFIT!! TIME IS FLYING AWAY WHILE HE IS HAVING FUN WITH BEING PASSED AROUND./ HIS FIRST LITTLE EASTER:bb: LOVE IT.



MICHELLE....THE BOOK SOUNDS NICE AND I'LL CHECK OUT THE SITES OVER THE WEEKEND. THANKS FOR THE LINKS. MAYBE I CAN BORROW IT FROM THE LIBRARY. :hug:



SHAD.....LET ME KNOW THE DATE AND TIME YOU DECIDE ON:rofl:
HOPE YOUR HEAD IS FEELING A BIT BETTER TODAY. JUST WHAT YOU NEEDED....A BLODDY COLD!!!:getwell: HANG IN THERE LIL' SIS:hug:
PLEASE REMIND ME TO WRITE DOWN THE NAME OF THE KIDDIE STORES OVER THRE. I THINK I LOST THE E-MAIL!!!:faint: I AM HOPELESS!!!
DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOU AND DS NOT EATING YOUR SHARE OF CHOCOLATE.
I MORE THAN MADE UP FOR YOUR LACK OF INTEREST:rofl:




LAURA......DECIDE ON THE GY MEMBERSHIP YET> AT LEAST IT'S CLOSE TO HOM,E AND NOT A BIG COMMITMENT (SP). monday monday can't end soon enough for me right about now!!!!!!!!!!!!!
oops....LOST MY CAPS.....I WAS THINKINGOF YOUR BIKE TODAY WHEN A WOMAN CAME HERE ON ONE AND PAID HER GRANDMOTHER'S RENT!!:roffl:





HELLO HAPPY & PATTY...:wave:

MELODY525
04-10-2012, 01:38 PM
HAPPY.....WE WERE TYPING AT THE SAME TIME....BUT I AM SLOWER!! ROFLMAO
CONGRATS ON THE BP MEDS!! YAY YOU!! BEST NEWS I HEARD TODAY:hug: ONE OF THE MAINT MEN USES LIBRAX FOR THE OCCASIONAL BELLY/BOWEL PROBS. HE LOVES IT. I USED TO USE THEM YEARS AGO. LIKE A SEDATIVE...SIMILAR TO LIBRIUM(TRANQ).
HOPE THE TUMMY PROBBS ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN. MAYBE THE LONGER YOU LIVE AWAY FROM STRESS CITY, THE BETTER EVERYTHING WILL BE!!! I WOULD LIKE HIGHER TEMPS TOO. TIRED OF FEELING "CHIKLKED" ON AND OFF. STAY WARM MY SOUTHERN BLOODED NEW NORTHERN FRIEND! :flame:

diyana
04-10-2012, 03:25 PM
Happy Tuesday -

Such a crazy busy morning...both projects I'm on want/need me full time for the next two weeks. I am NOT complaining though....not with my review tomorrow (unless it gets postponed again).

We dropped DH's SUV off to get the issue causing the Check Engine light fixed so that we can register it. My car also has a check engine light issue...we'll drop it off later this week. Luckily, we had a reimbursement from our house escrow that will more than cover these repairs.

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Laura - Here's my thoughts on you joining a Planet Fitness. You're not a big cardio fan anyway from what I remember. You like the cardio classes, but not really the machines...and you prefer Pilates and strength training (like Margaret Richard). Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't see you as a treadmill or eliptical fan. And it doesn't sound like bf would want to go as often as you would. Is it that much more $ than the fitness passports you get for classes? Or just more convenient since it's close to home? I've thought about switching gyms before to a bare bones gym with a lower monthly fee...but I'm a class junkie. I think I'd prefer to do exercise videos than go to a bare bones gym...that's just me of course. If you decide to, as you mentioned, try it for a few months and then cancel, would they refund part of your start up fee or annual fee? I'm 100% behind you if you do decide to try it...but you've got to know that you would use the cardio machines...even if they aren't your fave type of cardio. Personally, I'm looking forward to my DH feeling better so he can tune up my bicycle and then for warmer weather to ride it. :)

Mel - Glad you have hot water! We had our presidential primary last week. And we have a recall election for our governor coming up (not sure if it's May or June). I'm so glad to hear Jen's foot is getting better and that you had so much in TJ's gift cards to help you stock up.

Shad - I hope you can get some good rest and that you feel much better very soon.

Ceejay - I hate headaches...I hope yours has eased up. Here's the link for the story about your nephew: http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/local_news/kinkade-work-inspired-atlanta-painter-20120407-tm

Annie - Wow! You do have a lot of landscaping work coming up! Thanks again for the supplements and the Humana care package. :hug:

Happy - We aren't having snow flurries (knock on wood), but we are missing the warm weather of a few weeks ago. Congrats on kicking the bp meds to the curb!! :woohoo: I hope your new reflux med helps. I'm so glad that the choking cough has gone away, and great job on getting the A1C down!! :cp: :cp: You're right...I probably should bring in the cleaning lady to help prep for DMIL's arrival. The problem now is mostly clutter - DMIL's room is a cluttered mess. :faint: I need to be cloned a few times...one clone to earn money, one to do the cooking and cleaning, and that would leave me to just have fun! :dancer:


Since I don't have clones to do my work for me, it's time to get back to earning money.

Much love,

Laura705
04-10-2012, 06:34 PM
Just a quick fly-by right now. A couple meetings ate up a major part of the day and now I have to submit my input for our monthly report. This is just the stuff each of us in our department worked on last month. I go through my calendar and my e-mail for the past month. The report goes to my boss's boss, and he doesn't want the minutiae (sp??), so bullet points are fine, thankfully.

Tomorrow is training on the new software all day for me and a couple other users, and a 2-hour session for 2 other users. I won't be able to get here 'til late afternoon, if at all.

TTFN!

ceejay52
04-10-2012, 07:59 PM
Michelle
Thanks for inserting the link. I'm proud of him. When is your dmil expected to come.

Happy
wow, great results on the doc's visit. We haven't had any flurries but a bit of frost this past week end. It was and is still cool enough for a sweater or light jacket in the mornings. I'm loving it.

Laura
I hate training sessions/meetings. It's scheduled for us to have class room hours next week. I have free access to the Community Center which has a gym but have not been going. I don't have the stamina after work and to busy during my time off.

Mel
I hate sleepless nights. I don't think I've made up for the one I had on Thursday night. Keep dozing at work which is not good.




Annie

annie175
04-10-2012, 08:34 PM
Hello all...

Sounds like everyone is busy with cr*p.

So tonite...I English oiled our cherry wood kitchen cabinets since I have not done it since around January. They needed it badly....also did our entertainment cabinet that Curtis built...it needed a LOT of oil and help...it has NEVER had any attention until me. Also did the antique panio stool that I inherited from my grandparents...it was in desparate need. Curtis has a cherry wood grandfather clock that I also oil and looks beautiful, it is on our living room wall. They all look brand new now....so beautiful!!! Me tired, no more work for me tonite....pooped.

CEEG....you have someone to be so proud of...your nephew...that is awesome...and such recognition.....too cool!!

LAURA....you are working too dang hard cause I am tired from all your work posts. Time to take a break and maybe take ANOTHER MELLIDAY!!! Wow, so deserved.

CHELLE...you sound so busy at work...please do not forget to take time for you. Get your rest and take care of you. You have control of you...no one else..and don't forget that!..love ya sista.

MELLIE...sounds like the boss covered all aspects of the problems....but really...YOU SHOULD NOT be doing as much as you do. Sorry you had so much on your mind and couldn't sleep...Maybe a tylonel PM is in store for you....do it and get the extra sleep you need. Don't let it all get to you and get you sick....IT IS NOT WORTH IT!...hugs sweet sista.

HAPPY...so glad your reports from the doc went so well....off all the meds and living the life of a retired worldlie chick. You have enough to keep you busy too!

CEEJ...Hi ya right back to you..Hope your aches of the head are gone and you are enjoying life again.

SHADDIE...working from home is probably the best choice for now....traveling does nothing but cause extra pressure and aches of the head. No need to pass it along to co-workers, unless of course, you would like tooo!!!! LOL...

Not much else going on in my world...didn't feel like cooking or going out to dinner tonite so I picked up TACO BELL for dinner...I just love their chicken taco salads....Curtis was a bit of a pig and wanted a mexican pizza, two soft tacos, and a potato burrito....he ate it all....then a couple of hours later he ate TWO bowls of Frosted Flakes with rice milk. He AIN'T right.

Well best I get off of here and wrap up the cleaning.

Love, hugs, and prayers...

1day@atime
04-10-2012, 11:33 PM
Hello Ladies,

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter. Went to my parents and enjoyed the day. I'm trying to stop and smell the roses... Work has been so busy, it's stress I put on myself. On saturday I had a massage. It was one of those hurt so bad as she was massaging then all of a sudden it felt good. I don't know if you all saw the tornadoes we have here in Texas. They hit about 20 miles from here. So scary, they were just poping up everywhere. I think they confirmed 15 in one day.

Michellez - so sorry to hear your hubby not feeling better. Please take care of you too. When is your MIL coming in town?

Annie - I have never tried Taco Bell's salad, I just might have to. Curtis has a good appetite, but I know he is on his feet all day. He better watch out, or you just might oil him up :o

Laura - did you joing the gym? As far as time, If it's important to you you will find the time. We'll that's what people always tell me...What are the hours? Would you be able to go after work, or before?

Shad - I hope your feeling better.

Mel - I hate those sleepless nights. I've had a few of those lately. I have a CD that is suppose to help me relax at night... every so often I have to get up and play it again. My mind is still running..

Happy - Snow flurries... The temp today was 78.. What are you going to plant in your garden? I haven't even started on mine. Luckily I can buy some plants that are already growing.

Ceejay - I will have to go read the article about your nephew.

Hello to anyone I have missed.. I promise to post more often.

Shad
04-11-2012, 06:51 AM
Evening all

Patty - good to see you calling in. Glad you didn't get hit by the tornados.

Annie - there's the odd person I would like to strangle in the office, but I try hard not to pass on bugs. That cold was a weapon of mass destruction.

Ceejay - must go and check out that link. Didn't know Kincaide had passed away. Must pass that bit of news onto my sister. She is very fond of his village sculptures. I think she has most of the village.

Yes, I am feeling much better. Still coughing but it comes in fits and starts now and isn't constant - which is good because my stomach muscles are very tender and my nose is sore and gummed up still. Time for some more drugs I guess. I'm still working from home and probably will for the rest of the week.
The house needs a good clean. Guess I might need to spend some time on it this weekend. Where's Annie when you need her??

Anyway, think it is time for a drink and some mindless tv before bed. Catch you all tomorrow

Laura - too many meetings ruin a day.

Michelle - hope work settles down for you somewhat in the next week or so. I second the thought that you should get a cleaner in. It would probably do a lot of goods for both of your lungs. Then you can send her (or him) over here and I will make good use of them.

Mel - I'll get back to you re the phone call. It's a holiday over here so it will be that weekend sometime. We'll talk about the stores then

Happy - good to hear that you are off some of the meds. That will be a relief for the wallet I am sure.

Ceejay -

MELODY525
04-11-2012, 08:57 AM
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MORNING ALL.

GT A CALL LAST NIGHT FROM THE DR AND HE ASKED TO SEE ME TODAY.
HE'S SQUWWZING ME IN. DOESN'T WANT MORE THAN A MONTH TO GO BY.
GOTTA SHOWER AND DRESS. NEVER KNOW THE TIME HE'S COMING.
HE DOESN'T GO BY THE CLOCK. STAYS WITH A PATIENT FOR HOWEVER LONG THEY NEED HIM. SIG. IT'S A GOOD THING BUT HARD ON THE NEXT PATIENT!! LOL

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:




LAURA.....GOOD LUCK WITH THE NEW SOFTWARE CLASSES AND THE REPORT. SENDING A GOOD THOUGHT YOUR WAY.




CEEJAY......HOPE LAST NIGHT WAS A BETTER SLEEP FOR YOU.
I WENT TO THE LINK AND YOU MUST BE VERY PROUD OF HIM.
I ALSO WENT TO HIS WEBSITE THAT THEY SHOWED THERE...
HIS ART WORK IS BEAUTIFUL. ANOTHER NICE THING TO BE PROUD OF!



PATTY.......I WAS THINKING YOU MIGHT HAVDE LOST YOUR INTERNET.
THOSE TORNADOES WERE AWFUL. HUGE TRACTOR TRAILERS LOADED WITH GOODS WERE FLYING AROUND.
MUST HAVE BEEN A TERRIBLE TIME AND VERY SCARY.
THEY WERE JUST TOUCHING DOWN ALL OVER THE PLACE.
I WAS GLUED TO THE TV ON & OFF. STAY SAFE MY SOUTHERN FRIEND:hug:




MICHELLE.....GOOD LUCK WITH THE REVIEW.
WE WILL BE ROOTING FOR YOU!!:cheer3:




SHAD....IF YOU ARE GOING SOMEWHERE FOR THE HOLIDAY....LIKE AN OUTING....THEN PICK WHATEVER WEEKEND IS GOOD FOR YOU.
HOPE THE COLD IS LEAVING YOU AND YOU FEEL BETTER:hug:

diyana
04-11-2012, 09:38 AM
Good morning ladies -

I definitely need some caffeine this morning. Up at 3:45, at work by 5 am. I'll be working 'till 3, and then we have a "strongly encouraged" department "go green" volunteer event from 3 'till 6:30 where we are all pitching in to help with landscaping duties. I just hope there's something I can do without compromising my back.

I'm nervous about my review...but I'm trying to stay positive. Despite my director getting input from some of the teams I've worked with this year, he has said that since my former manager who is no longer with the company gave everyone on the team high praise, the director doesn't believe my former manager's comments are credible. Therefore, my review will be predominantly based on two people's opinions...both of whom have only known me for a few months. Sigh. Please send good vibes my way.

DH had a rough day yesterday...he was very congested. Hopefully, he'll do better today.


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Laura - I hope your training goes well today. :crossed:

Ceejay - My DMIL will probably be arriving on May 5. Her ticket hasn't been purchased, but that's the date we're looking at; and she'll be staying with us until end of August or first week in September. Your nephew is SO talented! I think I like his art even more than Kincaid's.

Annie - Wow! I'll bet all the wood looks beautiful after all your excellent care! :) I am really busy at work...and I usually get home too tired to get much done other than the absolute minimum. I am making sure I get at least 7 hours sleep a night...8 is better for me, but not always possible. I don't want to wish for relaxation or rest...certainly not before my review at least...because they say "Be careful what you wish for", right? Dang, Curtis put away some serious food! :rofl:

Patty - I'm so glad you weren't hit by the tornados...that was really scary to watch..and I'm sure much scarier to live through. Good for you for having a massage! You and I both need to remember to smell those roses. :)

Shad - So glad to hear you're feeling better. You're wise to work from home all week. I think I'll schedule the housecleaner for the last weekend in April...or if I'm able to work from home on Friday 5/4, then maybe that day.

Mel - I'm actually glad the doc is coming to see you. I hope the visit brings only good news! :crossed:


Time to tackle some of the items on my to do list.

Much love to all,

Laura705
04-11-2012, 07:13 PM
Afternoon all. The training day is done. Long day, but helpful, even to us users (or at least me) who've already been in the system doing stuff for months.

Shad - I'm glad you're feeling better. I think I hate the coughing part of the cold most of all because it seems to linger the longest. Yes, too many meetings ruin a day, that's for sure! It's so hard to get back in the groove after being in a series of meetings all day.

Patty - A massage sounds heavenly - I'm overdue! Glad you enjoyed yours. The gym I'm considering is 24 hours, so that's one thing I'm not worried about.

Annie - The furniture must look lovely all oiled up - makes it look rich and new and hides scratches. Reminds me of something that happened years ago that caused me to have glass tops made for my wooden Shaker-style bedroom set. The at-home dry cleaning kits had just come out and I used one to launder some dress slacks. I folded a pair of the cleaned slacks and put them on top of the dresser. A couple days later I removed them and discovered the dresser top was stained! Perhaps the slacks were still damp from the "dry cleaning" and the chemical caused the stain. Lesson learned. By then I also think there was a scratch or two from doggy jumping up to see what was on top of the dresser (curious puppy stage), so I decided on the glass tops. Yeh, I sure could use another Meliday!! Taco Bell - makes me want some tacos!! We just had some soft tacos at the local taqueria last Friday, but I sure could go for some homemade crispy shell tacos!

Ceejay - It's difficult to be in a classroom setting when we're accustomed to our workday being more active! I don't think I'd be in the mood to exercise after a 10-hour day - or do you work twelves?

Michelle - I hope your review went well today. Not fair of the new supv to pass judgment on the old one's evaluations. :mad: Furthermore, you're likely being reviewed on an entire year - feedback based on a few months from those who've had limited contact with you isn't fair either. Good thoughts/questions re the gym. I think the circuit class I took throught the fitness passport was my favorite, but still, it got to be sort of dull because the stations don't change. Some of the other classes, like Tighter Assets, get changed up each time by the instructor and are always different. However, sometimes they feel more advanced than I want. Guess I need to deal with not trying to "keep up" beyond my ability level, yet not going too far in the other direction. Up to a certain point, it's not really a matter of the cost, but if I'm paying a good amount for classes I really want to like them - including the instructors. It must all come down to being spoiled by my original Jazzercise instructor way back when I lived in the city. She was fantastic. I'll have to ask if the start-up or annual fee are partially refundable if I stop my membership within a few months. Methinks no. Really good idea to get the cleaning help back in to help you out. :)

Mel - How did the doc appt go? Good I hope. I'm so glad you're feeling better these days!! I like your new avatar. :)

Happy - Yay for getting off the bp meds!!! Retirement must be agreeing with you, especially in the stress department. :D I'm trying to pinpoint what's changed to be causing my regular upper back/neck aches, and it seems to consistently be there upon morning wake-up, so it's got to be bed and/or pillow. I upped the level on my Sleep Number bed a couple nights ago and the extra firmness helped. The upper back feels better, but still starts to get sore later in the day. Neck still sore. I like my new pillow, but I have to put back some of the buckwheat hulls I took out - might have removed too much. There's a bit of a crunching sound, but it doesn't bother me (or BF), so I'm happy. I do think lack of adequate strength training could also be an issue... My friend just joined a nice Lifetime Fitness out by her, and it sounds great, but fancy and hence, expensive. But she and her sister are going and both have seen fitness improvements, so I'm glad for her. She likes doing the recumbent bike (also has arm movement too) because she has a view of the front desk area and can see all the folks coming and going, including the buff guys, lol. I have to get her to bring me in as a guest next time I visit out by her. ;)

It'll be nice for you to explore your area on the bike and walking paths. I took doggy on a new route on yesterday's walk around the neighborhood and enjoyed the change of scenery. I thought we might end up walking further than I wanted due to streets dead ending at the creek that runs through our area, but thanks to my iPhone's map app, I found a foot bridge I hadn't been aware of.

Hi Mary!! :wave:
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Well, I'm glad this day is done. Spoke too soon - I have Pilates class tonight. I'm not quite in the mood for it, but 99% of the time, I feel better having exercised.

I received my foam roller yesterday. I gave my hams and glutes a quick roll last night, but nothing more. It came with a dvd, so I'll have to check that out. It also came with a catalog (the company is Perform Better) and I love looking at catalogs. I'm particularly curious about this one because when I took a quick look at a few pages, it seemed to have a lot of interesting fitness equipment - not the usual stuff you see at a gym or in the sporting goods store.

My Market Spice order shipped yesterday and I think it'll arrive tomorrow. Looking forward to trying out some new tea.Timing is good too because I'm just about out of my tea bags at work. :)

Okay, time to get this posted and shut down the computer. Toodles.

annie175
04-12-2012, 08:53 AM
Good Morning and no time to do personals....MI Prez is on her way here for a two day torture. My work is cut out for me. Have a marvelous day all, I will try to get back tonite or tomorrow.

Love, Hugs and Prayers.

diyana
04-12-2012, 09:07 AM
Hi ladies -

Another busy day ahead...so no time for personals.

I'd rather not discuss my review...it didn't go well. I've got a lot of work to do to "improve" over the next couple months. And, rather than get defensive...I'm going to go above and beyond just doing the improvements outlined...and also keep my resume updated and keep my eye out for opportunities outside of my current company.

Today will be a better day...as wiill tomorrow...and then it's the weekend! :woohoo:

Much love and many hugs,

MELODY525
04-12-2012, 09:17 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS

HAVE I SAID THAT TUESDAY IS A LOCAL ELECTION?
I SIT HERE MAKING A DECISION AND IT HAS TO BE DONE TODAY.
ACTUALLY I GUESS I HAVE ALREADY MADE IT.
I HAVE DECIDED NOT TO VOLUNTEER THAT DAY.
SHOULD I GET SICK AGAIN THE DR SAID THE NODES COULD CAUSE A SECONDARY INFECTION.
UNTIL WE KNOW IF THEY'RE STILL IN THERE HE CAN'T MAKE AN ASSESSMENT.
HE SAID IF THEY ARE THERE AND GOT BIGGER, HE WANTS A BIOPSY.
IF THEY ARE THE SAME SIZE, HE'LL WAIT ANOTHER 3 MONTHS FOR ANOTHER LOOK SEE.
OF COURSE I AM HOPING THEY HAVE JUST DISAPPEARED. :yoga:
IN THE MEANTIME I AM AWAITING AN APPT FOR ANOTHER CSCAN.
I BETTER MAKE THE PHONE CALL TODAY AND TELL THE POWERS THAT BE I WON'T BE THERE TUESDAY. DONE!
DR SAID EVERYTHING SOUNDS GOOD. I LOOK GREAT.
SHAKES HIS HEAD & STILL CALLING IT A MIRACLE RECOVERY.
BP IS A LITTLE HIGH BUT NOT TO WORRY JUST YET.
LOTS OF SINUS MEDS AND NOT REALLY" CLEAN EATING".
I HAD MY JOURNAL OUT AND WE WERE DISCUSSING SOME OF IT.
MC DONALDS HAS TO GO:rofl: :rofl:
HE FEELS AT THIS AGE AND STAGE OF MY LIFE THAT THE BODY JUST ISN'T GOING TO HANDLE OUTSIDE STRESS VERY WEKLL WITHOUT SOME KIND OF MEDICATION AND HE IS RELUCTANT TO START ANY. SO........
LIFE MUST CHANGE EVEN A BIT MORE.
I REALLY KNOW MY LIFE IS FINISHED WITH THE VOLUNTEERING BUT I JUST HAVEN'T ACCEPTED IT YET. HE UNDERSTANDS BUT GAVE ME THE "SENIOR CITIZEN" TALK (AS I CALL IT) BUT STRESSING TO LOOK AT THE DYSTROPHY CONDITION AND NOT THE AGE NUMBER. :nono:
65 FOR A NORMAL PERSON IS YOUNG YET. BIG SIGH.
I TOLD HIM OLD HABITS DIE HARD. :lol3:

TOMORROW JEN & I ARE MAKING A QUICK TRIP TO THE STORE.
CHEAPER THAN THE LITTLE STORE & WITH THE WEATHER BEING WARMER, I HAVE NO EXCUSE NOT TO GO!! LOL
GUESS I BETTER GET THE DAY MOVING ALONG. :moped:




MICHELLE....I WAS ROOTING FOR YOU AND STILL AM!:cheer3: :cheer2: :cheer:
HOPE EVERYTHING WORKS OUT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.:hug:
ALSO HOPE THE DH HAS A BETTER DAY TODAY:hug:




LAURA....FOAM ROLLERS AND NEW TEAS. GOTTA LOVE THIS WEEK!!
I WANT TO LIKE TEA AND WISH I DID. BUT THEY ALL TASTE BITTER TO ME.
EVEN THE HERBAL TEAS. I BETTER STICK WITH MY SELTZER. LOL
IT'SA THE ONLY THING I REALLY LIKE TO DRINK.
MY MOUTH FEELS THE BUBBLES AND THE BRAIN THINKS WE'RE HAVING PEPSI!!:lol3:
HOPE THE PILATES WAS GOOD.

MELODY525
04-12-2012, 09:22 AM
ANNIE & MICHELLE....SNEAKER INNERS.



MICHELLE...I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR THE NEWS.
RISING ABOVE IT IS THE BEST CHOICE YOU COULD HAVE MADE.
STAY STRONG AND HANG TOUGH KIDDO:hug:
YOU'VE BEEN UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE WITH DH & YOUR OWN ILLNESSES.
WITH THE WAY YOU WORK YOU WILLGET PAST ALL THIS!!!!




ANNIE.....GOOD LUCK WITH THE PREZ. FOR A MINUTE I THOUGHT OBAMA WAS VISITING! :rofl: :rofl:
WAS TELLING JEN ABOUT JAKE'S EASTER. Awwwwww:bunny:

ceejay52
04-12-2012, 11:02 AM
It seems all the chicks are busy this week. Woke up to a cool 39 degree's. The house was cold so I've turned on the heat. I've put on a sweat shirt too.
And by the way, I'm calling this black berry winter as they were in bloom last week at my uncle's.

Michelle
:hug: Sorry the review didn't go well. But I'm like Mel rising above it is the best policy.

Laura
I do work 12 hours days instead of 10 hours. How did your Pilates class go?

Mel
I don't blame you for not volunteering for the next election. Do as the doctor says.

Happy, Mary and Patty hello :wave:

happy2bme
04-12-2012, 12:44 PM
Good morning ladies,

Sorry I didn't get here yesterday. I went out to look at the morning sun - still scoping out a garden spot - and once I get out of my routine, I tend to forget what I was doing :dizzy: Going to be a nice day today - we might go for an ATV ride, supposed to snow again by the weekend though. :dunno:

Michelle - It sure does sound like you are getting railroaded my friend :hug: It's so sad because there is probably little you can do but move on. I commend you for taking the high road - I know how difficult it can be - sometimes I wonder if they do stuff like this to you to bait you so that then they can dump you for having a bad attitude. Best to stay neutral and positive while you get your resume beefed up. Will be pulling for something better to come your way.

Ceejay - I hear you on not being a fan of after work workouts - I think most people are better starting the day with their exercise, even if they are partially sleepy through the first 30 minutes or so :lol: If the blackberry bushes are in bloom I will have to check our wild berry bushes although I have to believe the deer will get to them first. But thanks for the heads up.

Mel - I would rather give up McD's than a pork roast :rofl: Seriously - it's rare for us to have it but even I notice a few hours afterwards that whatever stuff is in there - my body does not like it. And I don't feel that way from eating burgers so I know it's specific to them. You need to find some substitutes in your life - one for treat food, another for something to do to replace being the "real" office manager. I tend to agree with the doctor - being subjected to the stress of having lots dumped on you as well as being exposed to whatever is floating around that day just isn't in your best interest. You don't have to hide in your apartment, just find a new path to follow. Maybe you can teach reading to the illiterate, teach Spanish to the seniors? Too bad you have no money because you seemed to be good at the arts and crafts classes and they enjoyed them too. I liked today's chicks - look just like the ones in the store down the road.

Annie - good luck with the presidential visit. :rolleyes: Good thing you have the weekend to recover. Your meatloaf yesterday sounded sooooo good. Taters too. Geez woman - you don't need a gym with all that arm power that went into oiling up the furniture - I know what a job that is but it's soooo satisfying because afterwards things look so pretty!

Laura - I had to smile when I read you are trying to recreate that favorite exercise environment with the Jazzercise instructor. I understand completely as I felt the same was with a WW leader we once had when I was doing sessions at the old Marshall Fields store. He was very down to earth and motivating (some of the people since are kind of fake or play favorites I think). Anyway it was the perfect environment in which one felt really gung ho to get with the program which of course gave good results. It does seem like you enjoy a challenge so perhaps you have to do the classes, accept that it will take time before you master them (and since you get bored when you master them do you want to do that anyway? ;) :lol: ) They say when it comes to exercise just do what you like - a simple statement but when you get right down to it, it's not so simple after all. I checked out your tea and spice shop - oh my - sooooo tempting. I see my favorite jasmine tea pearls are $99.95 a pound - just like Teavana :yikes: I have 2 ounces of them left - will have to savor them.

Shad - glad to hear you are on the down side of the cold hump. Just make sure you rest enough not to send yourself into a relapse. I'm sure the house needs nothing more than a quick surface cleaning so don't worry about it. Not like you have wadded up tissues and dirty tea glasses and soup bowls strewn about the place, eh? :rofl:

Patty - glad to hear you had a nice Easter with the family. I have friends in TX - it's quite scary the storms that they get out that way. Big like things there seem to run. The last set of tornadoes touched down 3 streets away from the kids school. Dad had a really difficult time navigating the debris to go get them. So I don't envy your weather. Stay safe. I have to admit I have not yet really given alot of thought to what will go in the garden. We will have 2 raised beds - tomatoes for sure, probably some green bell peppers, DH wants radishes and peas. Maybe some cucumbers too. My co-worker planted lettuces 2 years and gave me some - they were a bit bitter for my tastes so I'm not sure if I'm wanting to do lettuces. I might try some baby spinach if that's an option. Herbs for sure - dill, parsley, sweet Italian basil, cilantro and mint although I want DH to built me a separate "herb table" I can put up on the deck for that. I saw one at the store I wanted to buy and he said he could make one for way less so lets see how that goes :lol:

I'm hungry now and better go get something in my stomach before the hungry headache kicks in. Enjoy your day everyone... :wave:

Laura705
04-12-2012, 05:24 PM
:?:

Don't mind me, just confused.

Laura705
04-12-2012, 05:34 PM
Afternoon all. Nice to get a breather after a busy beginning of the week.

Annie - Hope the prez's visit goes smoothly without too much torture.

Michelle - I'm sorry your review didn't go well. :( :hug: That's a good attitude moving forward as you described. Better than I'd probably have...

Mel - Love the little chickies you posted! :) Glad you're not going to volunteer to help with the election - you need to stay well!! Your health comes first ya know. I'm trying to avoid McDonald's myself, especially the burgers. Just not sure what's in them these days... Hope you can get the scan scheduled soon so you can see if the nodes are still around. Unfortunately age not being just a number can also work against you, especially when you've got medical conditions to consider. But that spirit and strength of yours definitely count for something - you tell that to your doc next time!!! :yes: I put off ordering my roller and tea for quite a while, but I do enjoy looking forward to it being delivered. The roller came with a catalog that was fascinating to me - all the types of equipment that gyms and personal trainers would order for their facilities. Naturally, I found something in there that I want to buy - a rack for all my dumbbells! :crossed: that my tea order arrives today! So you don't like tea, but do you like coffee? I don't like it at all. I love seltzer too, big glass over ice with a splash of lemon. Ah, refreshing!

Ceejay - Yeh, we've had our heat back on too. It sure was nice turning it off in March, but we've got our typical chilly spring weather at the moment, so it's back to bundling up. Been wearing headband, scarf and gloves to work the past couple days. Have your headaches gone away?? Sure hope so!! Twelve hours days - that's a long day, but at least you get longer weekends!

Happy - At least for me there's a few factors involved in doing "what I like" for exercise, so no, it's not simple. And you know I have this tendency to overthink... Yes, I would imagine that the same thing applies to a ww leader as to an exercise instructor - they both need that "special something" to motivate - and that "special something" so often varies amongst the students. Anyway, at the moment I've determined I want a change and will more than likely join the no frills gym, though I will make bf take me as his guest for at least one or two workouts before I finally pay my startup fee and join. Yes, the "by the pound" pricing can be shocking, but then again, a pound of something like tea or spices can be quite a bit more than you would ever need for a reasonable period of time. I was going to buy some oo long tea on top of the other items I'd ordered, but changed my mind because their varieties were a bit pricey and I actually liked the kind bf bought for me just fine. He bought it from the chinese restaurant near the house - the owner sold him a carry out soup container full of the loose tea from his own stock of what he serves in the restaurant. :D We don't go there very often anymore, but I'll have to buy some the next time we're in there.

Hi Patty. :wave: Hey Mary!! Don't be a strangers!
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Nuttin' much to report. Pilates was fine last night. Two more classes next week and that's it.

I'm feeling tired. I've been waking up before the alarm lately and I think it's catching up with me. Looking forward to the weekend! However...gonna take home my laptop this weekend and try to catch up on cleaning up my e-mail. Also, I'm getting a new laptop next week, so I will probably see about removing the personal docs from the hard drive before I hand over this old one for imaging/cloning whatever they call it for copying over to the new one.

Enough rambling, back to work.

annie175
04-12-2012, 08:52 PM
Good Evening/Morning Everyone!!

Well, my MI prez did NOT arrive today and will be in the first thing in the morning. She got tied up in MI and didn't head this way by car until noon, which got her in Indy around 5ish....so only one day of torture. Tomorrow!! I was more than ready for her today tho,,,so tomorrow should be good. We shall see, she is kind of anal about things...so who knows.

CHELLE...I am so sorry your review went so aweful...bright side...it can go no where but up...I have been in your shoes since I started at Humana....I have had a different boss all three years I have worked there...This year is no different. This year's review is the same...it hasn't been delivered yet, but I expect nothing too great...whatever. I know and you know how great we are, so therefore who cares what others think. They do NOT know us and do NOT know our work....let them live without us for a brief period of time and all H will break loose. I rate you AAAA++++++, and most of all GOD rewards our great efforts. You will be fine and come out fine....what goes around comes around....Hugs.

LAURA....sometimes when I have too many nights of waking before the witching hour, I eventually take an Advil PM. Losing too much sleep puts me in a coma at work which is not good, especially when the big shots are in town. I have been having trouble with getting up in the mornings cause I spend most nights awake on the couch watching TV. It sucks!

HAPPY....well really???? You are retired and doing what makes you happy. When you post is when you post. No need for explainations....do what you WANNA do. If you wanna watch the sun come up or sleep in...you do it. No need to worry about us Chicks....we totally understand.....xoxo

CEEG...it has been mighty cold here this past week also....below freezing in the mornings with warnings for all who planted flowers and such too early....Not me..only because I have not had time to do it....I probably will not have time for several weeks to plant. Too much going on with family and yard work besides planting.

MELLIE...I hate to say it...but you need to take the attitude F everyone else...with your health...IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU...I am serious..you have to quit thinking about all the volunteer and charity stuff...if you want to keep posting and being a Worldlie Chick...think about you first...plus who else would keep our commune straight? Dang it chick...quit it...it is all about YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU...and YOU

SHADDIE....hoping you are taking good care of you. That is most important, heck with everything else. Rest and work little. hugs...

Dinner was soooooooooooooo good. Chicken Breasts in Phyllo Pastry...very delish..then fixed Edamame and a salad...Curtis was not too excited about the Edamame. lol. But all in all, dinner was fab...I enjoyed it all.

Not much else going on....not exercising as usual. No surprises there. lol

Love, hugs and prayers...

1day@atime
04-12-2012, 11:02 PM
Hello Ladies,

Annie - Lucky for you, you only have to deal with the Prez for 1 day. Don't let her ruin your day...

Happy - your garden sounds wonderful. I thought I was going to put a raised garden in this year, but didn't find the time. Have you looked at earth boxes.. I currently have 4 of them and will go that route this year.

oops phone just rang... I need to take this call...

be back..

MELODY525
04-13-2012, 08:18 AM
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UP & AT 'EM!!
GOING TO GET DRESSED AND GET ON THE BUS.
SHOPPING FOR PRODUCE TODAY.
YESTERDAY WAS CALM & PEACEFUL.

NOT MUCH NEW.......HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:




CEEJAY.....HAD A LAUGH AT THE BLACKBERRY WINTER!
WE'RE HAVING COLD MORNINGS TOO. SUPPOSED TO WARM UP THOUGH.
HOPE YOU GET HIGHER TEMPS TODAY. YESTERDAY I HAD MY FUZZY PJ BOTTOMS ON ALL DAY!




HAPPY......DO THE DEER GET THE BEST OF THE BERRIES???
DID YOU TASTE THEM LAST YEAR WHEN LOOKING AT THE HOUSE??
THE SENIORS WOULD LOVE ARTS & CRAFTS BUT THE BUDGET IS WAY TOO SMALL RIGHT NOW.
MAYBE THAT'S A GOOD THING CAUSE THE WHOLE THING WOULD FALL IN MY LAP AGAIN! :rofl:
I HAVE PLENTY TO KEEP ME BUSY....ALL MY FRIENDS LIVE IN MY PC:hug:
PRETTY SOON WE'LL ALL BE OUTSIDE.
I WILL PROBABLY BE THE FIRST ONE COMPLAINING OF THE HEAT & HUMIDITY:faint:






LAURA....A NEW LAPTOP! GOOD FOR THE EMPLOYER.
HOW DO THEY KNOW WHEN IT'S TIME FOR A NEW ONE....OR IS IT AUTOMATICALLY DONE ON A REGULAR BASIS?
GLAD TO SEE YOU GOT A MINUTE TO YOURSELF.
IT HAS REALLY BEEN A BUSY WEEK....MINE JUST FLEW BY!
HOPE THE TEA COMES IN TIME FOR THE WEEKEND.
THE ONLY COFFEE I LIKE IS THE ICED FRAPPE THAT STARBUCKS PUTS IN A BOTTLE.
IT'S FUNNY BUT I AM NOT REALLY A COFFEE FAN EITHER. MAINLY JUST A SUGAR JUNKIE!!!:dizzy:





ANNIE.......I WILL BEHAVE FROM NOW ON. PROMISE. ME ME ME ME ME & ME.
THE CHICKEN IN PHYLLO SOUNDED GOOD. ONE OF MY SENIORS LOVES EDAMAME.
I GET THEM FOR HER AT TRADER JOE'S.
GOOD LUCK WITH THE PREZ TODAY:hug: :crossed:




PATTY......NOW I WILL HAVE TO GOOGLE EARTH BOXES.
SOUNDED INTERESTING & WILL KEEP ME BUSY OVER THE WEEKEND :rofl:

Laura705
04-13-2012, 11:27 AM
Morning all.:yawn: TGIF!!

Annie - Well, only one day of torture, but it still was probably not a great day yesterday if you were waiting around all day for the Prez to show up... I very rarely have trouble falling asleep, and when I said I was waking up before the alarm it's usually around an hour or less. So I'm not being shorted on as much sleep as you, so I generally don't feel it until the end of the day, thankfully. No meds needed!!

Patty - Now I've got to look up earth boxes!! And Happy's "herb table" sounds interesting too. :)

Mel - Have a good produce-shopping trip today. :carrot::cb::broc: I think I shocked my body last night with the salad I made for dinner. :D I washed everything well before prepping it and yet it somehow didn't agree with me and that never happens to me with salads. No tummy ache - let's just say it was "digestive upset". Re the laptop - our IT department must track the model/ages of what equipment we have and has staggered rollouts of new equipment deployment before it breaks down or is obsolescent. And we know that doesn't take long. I asked an IT guy if the projector in the conference room could be calibrated because the colors weren't accurate and he told me it's not a matter of adjusting something, it's just "old" - 4 years old!! Doesn't sound that old to me!! Anyway, right now, just the admin and I are getting new equipment in our department. The other manager just started here last fall, so he already has a newer model. For whatever reason, the boss isn't on the list right now. She must be in a different group. Our tea/spice order arrived yesterday, so I'm having a mug of Northwest Breakfast tea. It's better than the Tetley bags I've been using, but I'm sort of underwhelmed. I'll try it again this weekend. I think it'll be tasty with some real sugar (vs. Splenda) and perhaps some milk.

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies!! Shad, Hope you're getting over that cold by now. The past couple days allergies have been kicking my arse. Well, my eyes actually - watery and irritated. I have rx eyedrops, but if I want to wear my contact lenses I have to apply the drops and wait 10 minutes. That goofs up my morning routine, because no creams or lotions can be applied until after all that. Don't want to muck up my lenses by handling them with residue on them, and it already feels like I spend a half lifetime doing hand-washing.
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Feeling achey and out of sorts today. I really wish I could have stayed home. Another strange ache today - front neck/collarbone on the left side, which had already started before bedtime last night. I'm so thoroughly tired of this! And while the additional firmness of the bed (since I adjusted it) has now helped with the upper back soreness, I get numbness in my shoulders and arms from it when I sleep on my side. Sigh. :dunno:

Anyway, sorry for the whining. Small potatoes in the realm of "problems people have". Hope today goes quickly. I have to get my 2012 performance goals entered in the software system (replaced the forms). Having lunch with a work buddy. Nothing super pressing today.

Tomorrow morning I'm having breakfast with a friend I used to work with. That's all that has been planned for the weekend. It's supposed to rain/storm this weekend. Bf never got the mulch spread on the bed we weeded last weekend, but he did sprinkle Preen on it. I might spread the mulch myself if the weather permits.

That's about it. Everyone have a great weekend!
:flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1:

happy2bme
04-13-2012, 01:15 PM
Howdy chicks,

Yesterday we went for a 2 hour ATV ride. It was 60 degrees and sunny but I could have done with it being a few degrees warmer since you loose some heat with the wind and driving through the tree covered paths. But it was fun, I enjoyed looking at all the trees budding, the rivers and lakes and the blue sky. We drove to the next town and stopped and got a burger for lunch. Will be better when all the local places on the lake start opening up at lunch time once tourist season starts after Labor Day. We weren't super hungry last night so I just scrambled up some eggs, cooked up some leftover baked potato wedges with onion and bell peppers for breakfast potatoes and served it with canteloupe and sliced strawberries. Washed it down with orange juice. A nice, light balanced meal. I sort of have a taste for pizza now - wondering if I can talk DH into it seeing as how we used our eat out money on burgers yesterday. He is out sawing down the forest trying to find the last property marker so he can stake out the property lines and post signs to keep hunters off our property. Looks like the rains are moving in soon so he'd better hurry :lol:

Patty - were you around that area that got all that hail the other day? The pictures almost look like they are a hoax - 4 feet of hail????? :yikes: Amazing. I will have to check out those earth boxes. We looked at water / rain barrels too but they want so much money for plastic stuff. :rolleyes:

Laura - the herb grow table is kind of neat. Think of something along the concept of a fooseball table made out of all wood planks. Of course you can make it any size you want - I'm thinking 3 feet by 2 feet is all I need for the herbs. Better get a move on with the mulch bed before the weeds take hold again. Nothing worse than cleaning out the beds and having to do them all over again. I'm wondering too if your aches and pains can just be temporary as the weather is changing. Like growing pains as the new buds shoot out for the spring - except we ain't new buds :rofl: Anyway, hope you feel better. Some nice sun and warmth would make us all feel good.

Mel - deer are munching on anything that is growing right now. We have serviceberry trees with hard little berries on them - they are munched clean from bottom to as far as the deer can reach upwards. I think they are eating the new shoots too. We can see that some deer are preferring the new grass to the corn - I told DH he will have to mow the grass a bit higher so they can graze. We don't need a city lawn anymore :lol: I hope you find some nice produce on your shopping trip today. Beware of imports - I got a nice looking mango the other day and it tasted horrid. Also picked up some peaches from Peru I think - they smelled delicious but when they ripened they were tough and not watered enough when growing I think - probably rushed to market to make that long trip up north. The strawberries are good too but they seem to mold within 2 days so I have to use them quickly. I did save an article about something you are supposed to do to them to make them last longer - gotta go find that. I like your spring tree graphic - I saved it to my idea folder.

Annie - I hope you don't have too crazy a day with the big wigs in town. Maybe they will leave early to get to the airport before the big rush home :lol: You are right that God rewards our efforts but sometimes I wish he would rap the knuckles of the evil doers a little more frequently so they'd learn how to behave like human beings ;) :rofl: Dinner sounded good except I would go for Sugar Snap peas over Edamame any day :lol: Curtis sounds very open to trying different foods for a guy.

Shad - hope you are feeling better today and can spend the weekend relaxing instead of trying to catch up.

Hi Ceejay and Java :wave:

Time to go find me some lunch. Happy Friday the 13th ladies - may your day be lucky.

ceejay52
04-13-2012, 02:43 PM
Afternoon
I'm working for L today. She said her niece was having surgery. Not sure what kind. Don't mind as it will make a little extra spending money for vacation time.
I should be writing down these menu's for next week. They all sound good.

Annie
I'm not sure what a phyllo pastry is but it sounds great. Hope the MI prez had good things to say.

Happy
I like eggs for dinner. It's light but yet filling. Hadn't thought about the potatoes to go with it. Yum. Pizza does sound good.

Laura
Ugh on bringing the laptop home to do e-mails. Not a bad idea to go with bf a couple of times to the gym to see what they offer. Happy may be right about those aches and pains due to the weather. As my doctor in Jonesboro has told me many times--You are getting a bit older each year. Different things are going to happen.

Shad
Are you okay?

Patty and Mary :wave: hello and have a good day.

My aunt called yesterday and told me that the uncles were eating together tomorrow. I guess I'll go but don't really need to. I can't stay as I work on Sunday.

Shad
04-13-2012, 06:43 PM
Hi y'all,
sorry I didn't get here yesterday. I was kept busy with work and then made a start on the housework which I haven't felt like doing for some time. It shows and the dust is horrendous. I really must figure out where it is coming from and block up the holes or change the insulation. I think it is causing both DS2 and myself a lot of unnecessary sinus problems. I used to think it was caused by the bush being cleared down in the industrial estate but the fact is that the estate is mostly built out now and the dust is worse than ever. I'm suspecting the insulation.
My cold is going away slowly. I woke up this morning feeling good, but now that I am up and about the nose is running yet again. Slight headache on waking but that's okay. I can live with that. Hopefully the sun today will help to dry out the nose. I am intending to spend some time outside
The time has come to decide whether to keep donating to the penguins or not as well. Should we keep on Worldly or look for another endangered species to spend some time and money on? Have a think about it. What's on in the US - guess something needs to be saved over there as well.

Guess it is time for Breakfast. Back later with personals as I can. Just needed to let everyone know I was still alive and, for the moment, kicking.

MELODY525
04-14-2012, 07:51 AM
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THE MEADOWLANDS ARE ON FIRE THAT RUN NORTH & SOUTH ALONG THE TURNPIKE. OVER 2000 ACRES BURNT FROM THE 165 FIRES REPORTED IN 11 DAYS. WE NEED RAIN :rain: I KNOW THIS IS SMALL POTATOES COMPARED TO OTHERS BUT.....
THE FIRES MUST BE NEAR SECAUCUS FOR THIS AREA TO BE SMELLING SO BADLY. IT WOKE ME UP A LITTLE AFTER 5 AM. OF COURSE MY WINDOW WAS OPENED. I HAD FORGOTTEN ALL ABOUT THE FIRES. NOW MY NOSE AND CHEST ARE ON FIRE:flame: YUCK!!
THERE WON'T BE ANY SITTING OUTSIDE FOR ME THIS WEEKEND:cry:

THE MEDICAL ALARMS ARE BEING REPLACED ON MY FLOOR FOR A TEST DRIVE ON TUESDAY. THE SUPPLIER THAT MAKES OUR MEDICAL ALARMS DISCONTINUED THIS MODEL... WE NEED REPLACEMENTS FROM TIME TO TIME...AND NOW THE ALARM COMPANY IS FRANTICALLY TRYING TO COME UP WITH AN ANSWER. SIGH.
I WILL BE SITTING HERE MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS NEXT WEEK :beach:

THE KIDS & I ARE GOING TO HAVE A MOVIE MARATHON. JEN IS NOT UP TO RUNNING AROUND THIS WEEKEND AND THEY OPTED TO CANCEL VISITS TO FRIENDS & RELATIVES. GOOD THINKING.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE.





LAURA....HEY.....WHINE AWAY ANYTIME!! MAKES ME FEEL LESS OF A PRO AT WHINING THIS YEAR :rofl: I WAS WONDERING IF YOU READ IN BED AND ARE LYING DOWN AT THE SAME TIME?? I KNOW WHEN I DO THAT FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME IT BEGINS TO AFFECT MY UPPER TORSO AND SHOULDERS ETC. WE NEED YOUR REPLACEMENTS HERE IN THE OFFICE! THEIR COMPUTERS ARE RUNNING LIKE MOLASSES!!:lol3:
HAVE A NICE BREAKFAST WITH THE FRIEND:hug:




HAPPY...I LOVED THAT TREE GRAPHIC TOO. FOUND IT GOOGLING SPRING ALONG WITH THAT YELLOW CAT PIC THE OTHER DAY. THE ATV RIDE SOUNDED GREAT...ESPECIALLY THE BURGERS:drool: HOW NICE IT WILL BE WHEN IT'S A TAD WARMER. RIDING MAKES MY FACE COLD!!! NOW YOU KNOW WHY I HATE RIDING IN THE COOLER TEMPS:brr: DID YOU GET THE PIZZA??? YOU NEED TO PLAY THE "BIRTHDAY GIRL" CARD THIS MONTH TO GET YOUR TREATS:rofl: :rofl:
SPEAKING OF WHICH....I GOT THE CARD YESTERDAY AND IT IS HANGING ON MY "CARD WALL" WHERE THE SENIORS LOOK NOW TO SEE WHAT I GET:lol3: THANK YOU.




CEEJAY....SAFE TRAVELS IF YOU GO TO EAT WITH THE UNCLES.
EXTRA CASH IS A GOOD THING. WHEN IS VACATION?? I FORGET NOW. DUH!!!:dizzy:
HOPE SUNDAY'S WORK IS A QUIET ONE!!




SHAD......GLAD YOU ARE ALIVE AND WELL!!:hug: IS THERE SOME KIND OF COMPANY THAT CAN FIGURE OUT HOW THE DUST IS GETTING IN THE HOUSE? OR DO YOU JUST GUESS? MAYBE IT'S THE WINDOW CASINGS? WE HAD PROBLEMS WITH OURS FEW YEARS BACK.
THEY REPLACED THEM AND CAULKED THEM UP. BETTER NOW. GLAD YOU FEEL BETTER AND HOPE IT CONTINUES.
NOT SURE WHAT TO SAY ABOUT WORLDLY. MAYBE YOU SHOULD SPEND THE MONEY ON YOUR GRANDCHILD INSTEAD. :bb:
CHILDREN ARE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES TOO WITH SO MANY COUPLES OPTING NOT TO HAVE THEM:rofl:




PATTY......LIKE OUR MISS HAPPY, WHEN I SAW THE PICTURE OF 4 FEET OF HAILAND A COP STANDING CHEST HIGH IN IT....I THOUGHT OF YOU!!! THE WEATHER IN YOUR STATE IS HORRENDOUS. I NEAR FAINTED LAST NIGHT LOOKING AT THE WALL OF TORNADO WEATHER CROSSONG YOUR STATE ON AN ANGLE. MY GOD!!:yikes: WE WERE WATCHING THE WEATHER CHANNEL AND I HAD TO TURN IT OFF!!!
HOPE YOU ARE SAFE AND THIS SCARY STUFF WAS MILES AWAY FROM YOU:hug:

happy2bme
04-14-2012, 01:07 PM
Hi all,

It's a gorgeous warm and sunny day today. Cousin came over with a metal detector to help DH find the last (iron stake) property marker which has been eluding DH. (Could be under a fallen tree for all we know). When they are done we are going for another ATV ride so I don't have time to get to personals here. I'm eager to get out because this is the last nice day for a bit as the cooler, wetter weather moves in. Like Mel, we are super dry here - you're not even supposed to smoke cigs outside much less burn anything. Last night it was so gusty and windy I thought the house would blow over! :yikes:

Mel - that's terrible about the fires - it's one of the worst things for you. Hope you can seal up the apartment and minimize the troubles.

Love to the rest of the chicks - I need to get ready to go when they say they are ready. Talk later - happy Friday oh wait - it's Saturday isn't it? :lol: Ok then, enjoy your weekend!

ceejay52
04-14-2012, 08:02 PM
Nothing to report been busy with grocery shopping and now laundry and house cleaning. Went to Verizon to looks around for a new I phone but that will not be until May 30th, just in time for vacation.

I've downloaded the new internet10. It's change everything that I'm used to, ugh.
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Mel
Those wild fires can be devastating. Decided not to go to Paragould was to tired. Called my uncle and told him.

Happy
Enjoy the ATV ride. Do you wear helmet's? Think I would just to keep the bugs away.

happy2bme
04-14-2012, 11:11 PM
Hey ladies,

DH and I went for a nice drive today scoping out ATV trails looking for a place we can park the car and trailer with access to the trails. We went out for a nice BBQ dinner and when we came back home around 5pm, look what was waiting for us in the yard...

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happy2bme
04-14-2012, 11:15 PM
At first we thought it was a bear cub - perhaps about a year old as it did not look big enough to be a full grown adult. We were in the car trying wildly to take pictures but I guess we made enough commotion to scare it back into the woods. We parked the car and DH got his camera and his gun. The bear came back shortly and was grazing on the corn we had set out for the deer. We were both surprised to actually see a bear - kinda neat but he was careful and I hid in the house! He came back 3 times and I was able to sneak a peak at him from around the garage - we were about 20 feet away from him but in close proximity to dash into the garage if need be. Then DH went and made enough noise to scare the bear away for good. We hope. It's neat to see but we really can't have a bear hanging around here. DH went next door to warn the neighbor. So much for today's excitement.

happy2bme
04-14-2012, 11:46 PM
Laura - a while ago you asked how to attach pictures to your post. You can attach files from your PC through your 3FC post but that only gives you a thumbnail which needs to be opened to view the large picture.

In order to imbed the full size picture in your post you need an html link from an online website or from a web based photo album of your like photobucket or flicker. When you upload a picture to your album it gives you the html code in various ways - html link, img (image) link, etc. I copy the img code and paste it in my post - this imbeds the picture into my post. I hope that's not too complicated - I will help you further if you need it.

Ceejay - we should switch to Verizon also but we keep putting it off. What phone style are you looking at? Free or one of the upgrades? We don't wear helmets on the ATVs because you don't really go that fast - maximum is about 25mph. The helmets actually block your peripheral vision. Also I don't like the "rough" trails that DH and my cousin like - the ones with dips and mud and water and going over tree trunks. I'll stick to the paved and gravel or sand based ATV trails. We will however need to get some sort of Frito Bandito face kerchief or a mask of some sort because it's not bad if you are the only one on the trails but they can get dusty which can make riding through a dust cloud very unpleasant - particularly if you are trailing behind some one. So you are not liking Internet 10 so much? I'm nervous about downloading it - sometimes it breaks other websites.

Mel - have the wildfires calmed down by now? Thank you for your little drawing - I got such a kick out of it - how did you know it really does look like that? :lol: Now that I know you have a card wall I'll have to send you something to get their eyebrows all jumpy :dizzy: And yes, we got pizza yesterday - I brought some home for you. I also have some walleye fish left over from dinner tonight if you'd like some of that. Biggest fillet I've ever seen in my life. DH and I should have split one dinner. What's on the big screen for the movie marathon? We watched We Bought A Zoo last week. What a cute movie - I highly recommend it.

Shad - I hope the sun came out to dry you up today and that you were feeling up to tackling the house. Hope you can find the source of the dust devils. As for Worldly - much as I like penguins, I have to admit I am more into the animal rescue organizations - especially as I see more articles on the Internet and see stories on the television. God bless these remarkable volunteers who take the calls to rescue these poor animals left to die in deplorable conditions. I really think if DH and I leave this earth with more than ten dollars left to our name, a rescue organization will benefit. The people we know can take care of themselves just fine. That's just my 2 cents on the topic...

Hello to the rest of the chicks - I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I'm going to go and read my recipe book from the library...

MELODY525
04-15-2012, 08:11 AM
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A NICE RAINY DAY IS PREDICTED SO LETS SEE IF THE WEATHER MAN IS RIGHT.
I THOUGHT THE FIRE WAS BAD BUT THE SMELL OF THE FIRE OUT WAS WORSE.
THEY SAY THEY'RE SMOULDERING AND WE NEED A GOOID RAIN.
YESTERDAY IT WAS A GORGEOUS DAY AND OUR WINDOWS ALL SHUT WITH THE A/C ON. :cry: LOTS OF SINUS MEDS.
SO I CLEANED THE BATHROOM & BEDROOM.
THEN FRIED UP SOME CHICKEN CUTLETS IN ONIONS.
FUNNY..... I SET OFF MY OWN SMOKE ALARM:rofl:
THEN A BIG CHEESE POLITICIAN RANG MY BELL AND ASKED TO SPEAK WITH ME.
SO I WENT DOWN TO MEET HIM AND MY ANSWER WAS............
SORRY PAL...I'M NOT WORKING TUESDAY.
THE LOOK ON HIS FACE WAS PRICELESS.
HE WAS ACTUALLY STUNNED INTO SILENCE.
TOLD HIM MY LUNGS HAVE SOME PROBLEMS OF THEIR OWN STILL.
HE TRIED TO GET AROUND IT EVERY WHICH WAY:lol3:
TOO BAD. :dancer:
I FELT SO GOOD IN THE ELEVATOR COMING BACK UP I LAUGHED OUTLOUD!
IT DOES FEEL GOOD AT TIMES TO SAY NO!!
I AM TIRED AND NEED SOME BREAKFAST TO WAKE UP!!
HAVE A SUPER SUNDAY/MONDAY:moped:





HAPPY.....OMG!!! AN NEW TENANT!!!! DON'T LET HIM TAKE MY SHED!!!
I DON'T WANT ANY PETS!!:yikes:
ALL KIDDING ASIDE....I WOULD HAVE POOPED MY PANTS COMING HOME AND FINDING THAT GUY AS A LAWN ORNAMENT!!
THANK GOD YOU HAVE BIG GAME HUNTER DH THERE TO PROTECT YOU!!
I'LL TAKE THE PIZZA AND YOU CAN HVE THE FISHY.
I SAW A TRAILER FOR THE MOVIE AND IT DID LOOK CUTE.
MAYBE YOU TO CAN START A ZOO OF YOUR OWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PS: NO MARATHON MOVIE DAY.
THE KIDS WENT TO THE RIVER TO SEE SOME INTERNATIONAL SHIPS COME INTO THE NY PORT.
JUST AS GOOD....I GOT READY FOR THE ALARM MAN TUES AND HAVE TODAY TO MYSELF:beach:



CEEJAY.....I AM NOT SURPRISED YOU CALLED THE LUNCH OFF.
WITH OVERTIME WORKING FOR THE OTHER WOMAN, IT MUST HAVE BEEN A LONG WEEK FOR YOU. HPOPE YOU GET SOME REST TIME IN THERE FOR YOURSELF:hug:

ceejay52
04-15-2012, 11:08 AM
Whoa Happy, I couldn't imagine coming home to a bear in the yard. Awesome picture. I hope to get to see one when we go to the Smokey Mts this summer.

Mel
I'm proud of you for saying no.
I like to go out to the Mississippi River to watch for tug boats. It would be neat to see a big ship.
The uncles understand if I have to work and they realize that I have to drive a bout 75 minutes to ge there.

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Getting excited about going to MO this week end. I hope I get to see both nephews and niece and of course the little one. Going to try to up on Thursday. Sis has to work till noon on Friday. She'd mentioned going to a show. But that doesn't really matter. I would like to try and buy some dvd's of a couple of shows that my aunt and uncle like to go see.
Dreading the thunderstorms that are supposed to happen this afternoon or tonight. Hope they wait till I get home.
Have a good day.

Laura705
04-15-2012, 02:11 PM
High noon here & I've spent the morning w/ the papers. Been windy & now it's starting to look like more rain is on the way. Last night (overnight) was a storm w/ a good amount if rain. Good thIng, the soil was hard and dry. Yesterday we spread the bags of mulch sitting in the garage on the bed we weeded last weekend. Bf cleaned up the other bed's border w a shovel, but I decided to wait until the rain came to make the weeding job easier. Think I'll get out there now before the rain comes.

Be back later, but first: Happy, be careful outdoors given the visiting wildlife!! :yikes: And Mel, take care if those lungs w/ all the smoke from the fire & smoldering!!! Seems like a neighbor's firepit blaze is enough to get my lungs unhappy.

1day@atime
04-15-2012, 04:28 PM
Happy Sunday!

Great weekend. I went to watch my 9 year old niece play fast pitch softball. Her team lost but it's so much fun to watch. I use to play softball and it just brings back memories. The earthboxes are great, I know they can be handmade but they have a special watering system. The plants grown really big. It's raining here today, it's a slow rain, the lakes are filling up.

Happy - What a beautiful bear! He looks so huggable, yet we know he's not. I would of been freaked out to see that in my yard. I know you've always talked about deer and other wild life but was not expecting this. Take care..

Mel - The weather was actually nice here. We are getting some rains today, but nice and steady. No, I was not near the big hail. So glad to hear the fires are out. The smell can be so overwhelming. Take care of your lungs.

Laura - I spent my morning like you, with the paper & watching the OWN Channel. On sunday's they have Super Soul Sunday. Love to watch the morning programs.

Ceejay - I hope the rains coming your way are not severe. The storms this spring have been unbelievable. Are you making a trip anytime soon to see your sister here in Plano?/Richardson? I don't quite remember where she lived but I know it was somewhat close.

Shad - I can totally relate about the housework. Do you have filters on your ac/heating unit? I'm glad to hear your getting over your cold.

Michellez, Annie, - Hope your are having a relaxing weekend...

Shad
04-15-2012, 08:03 PM
Morning all,
Back in the office, boring Monday. Not much to do here, could have stayed at home and done nothing.

Yesterday we had a bit of a wine tasting and friends stayed over for dinner. It was nice. We had a pork loin roast with lots of roast vegetables and some salads, washed down with a rose wine. There were some :nono: dips and cheese as well, but I resisted potato chips and went for French Stick bread and baked not fried crackers. We had plenty to eat. And there will be plenty of left overs for lunches for a couple of days as well.

I need to get back into a fitness routine. I've put it off for long enough. No excuses anymore. Please :kickbutt: if you see me slipping once more.

Happy - nice bear. Looks so cute, but I guess they are to be discouraged around the house. Shame, since people took over his territory in the first place.
I'm running IE9 and don't have much problem with it. I just wish they would leave the terminology the same and put things in the same place. Now I have to search for things.

Patty - We don't have aircon/ heating systems like I see in the programs from the States and Canada. We generally tend to have individual reverse cycle aircons here. We don't generally require heating, only cooling. In fact my aircon goes on only about 4 or 5 times a year when the humidity is at its worst. And yes it does have a filter and I clean it out regularly. Doors and windows are open most of the time round here.

Laura - fancy coming over to my place and pulling weeds and spreading mulch over here. Better bring sunscreen.

Ceejay - hope you have a great time with the family this week. Get lotsa cuddles and take lotsa pictures. They grow up so fast.

Mel - you get an A for achievement today with learning and sticking to the word NO. Like what part of no doesn't he understand? Sometimes people take volunteering too far. It's no wonder they don't get too many folk doing it any more. Would it actually hurt too much to pay $5 or $10 bucks an hour? In the scheme of things, how much is being paid out to run this campaign? Would $100 make much difference to the budget?
Hope you have had some respite from the fires. They sure do make the lungs tight and tired. I hate it when they fire the bush down the road to get rid of the undergrowth and dead wood. Hate to think how anyone with asthma feels. Personally I would take some of the unemployed and arm them with slashers and send them in to cleanup. It would be easier on the wildlife in the bush. But I suppose someone would stupidly step on a snake or get bitten by something and then all **** would break loose and we would be paying for litigation or something.

Guess I better go and see if anyone need help. Otherwise I will read the on line newspaper, sort out the sudoku and the crossword, then go home.

Laura705
04-15-2012, 08:45 PM
Back again. I weeded the other front garden bed, and bf sprinkled Preen on it. We need to buy some mulch for that side now, as well as a few more bags for the other side - we ran short. Then it was lunch, some errands, then a dog walk. A load of laundry or two is on tonight's agenda. I just watched the CD -ROM that came w/ my foam roller. It shows stretches and exercises.

Shad - Sorry your workday has been boring. Your wine tasting and dinner sounded wonderful.

Patty - I played the slowpitch softball as a kid - Chicago style, with the larger softball and no glove. Strangely, my bf likes to watch the college fastpitch softball on TV.

Ceejay - Hope you don't have to drive home in a bad storm! Bet you're looking forward to seeing family in MO this week.

Mel - The chicken cutlets sound tasty. LOL re the smoke alarm. Actually, I was wondering if the smokey air from the fire would set off the alarms!! When you reported the Meadowlands on fire, I initially thought of the stadium! Goes to show my ignorance of the NY/NJ area...Good for you saying no (again) to the volunteering. For now focus on keeping your lungs clean in the poor air quality that's going on - or is the rain gonna help that some?? Oh, btw, I read in bed with an extra pillow to prop me up, but not for long enough to cause the soreness. Some nights I'm lucky to even get through a few pages before falling asleep!

Happy - Too scary about the bear on your property - great photo! So will you stop putting out food for the birds and deer now? What about wearing a cycling helment when you go out on the atv - would that allow better visibility than a full helmet like those for motorcycles? Thanks for the instructions re posting a photo in a post. Too bad I've never used flicker or photobucket, LOL!

Hellos to Mary, Michelle and Annie!
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Starting to rain and storm. :rain: We just bought a Thundershirt for Coal this afternoon, so we may be using it shortly.

TTFN!
:cheers:

MELODY525
04-16-2012, 08:53 AM
GOOD MORNING CHICKS.

QUIET WEEKEND WITH ONLY A FEW ALARMS. NOTHING TOO SERIOUS.
I'VE BEEN RESTING UP AND DOING A LOT OF NOTHING. :rofl:
THE BIGGEST TASK WAS SORTING PAPERS AND SHREDDING COPIES.
I ALSO HAD TO CLEAR MY STUFF OUT OF THE OFFICE.
THEY NEEDED THE 2 DRAWERS IN THE FILE CABINET.
BROUGHT EVERYTHING UP HERE FRIDAY, SORTED AND TOSSED.
MOSTLY STUFF FROM OLD PROJECTS I DID WITH THE SENIORS.
FOUND IT FUNNY THOUGH THAT THEY GAVE MY STUFF THE BOOT AFTER
I DECIDED NOT TO WORK.
I MADE A JOKE ABOUT GETTING THE BOOT NOW I'M NOT SO AVAILABLE.
OF COURSE THERE WERE BIG DENIALS BUT THERE WAS SOME TRUTH TO IT AND WE ALL KNEW IT.
I NEED TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES. :dancer:

I AM OFF TO DELIVER MY REPORT. HOPE YOU ALL HVE A GREAT DAY.




CEEJAY....SEND THE RAIN THIS WAY!! HOPE YOU GET HOME BEFORE THE STORMS TOO.
I DIDN'T REALIZE PARAGOULD WAS OVER AN HOUR AWAY...OR I FORGOT!
HAVE A GOOD WEEK AND LOTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS TRIP TO MO!!




PATTY....GLAD YOU WEREN'T NEAR THAT HAIL. I WAS WILD!
I LOOKED AT THE EARTH BOXES. ANOTHER GREAT IDEA.
I HAD DRAWN UP PLANS AND GOOGLED FOR RAISED GARDEN BEDS FOR TH SENIORS A FEW YEARS AGO. BUT THE PLANS FELL THRU. LOOKING AT YOUR BOXES I AM THINKING OF TRYINGTHAT AGAIN FOR NEXT YEAR.
HOPE YOUR GARDEN IS FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLIES!!:lol3:




SHAD.....I WISH YOU COULD HAVE SEEN THE FACE WHEN I DID SAY NO.
IT KIND OF SURPRISED ME TOO!:rofl:
I CAN SEE WHERE SAYINGNO IS GOING TO CAUSE A TINY BIT OF BACKLASH.
BUT REST ASSURED I AM NOT GOING TO BEND THIS TIME.
THE VISIT WITH FRIENDS SOUNDED GOOD. LOVE CHEESE!!:drool:
AS FOR EXERCISE.....I AM GOING TO POST WHAT I PLANNED LAST WEEK. TODAY IS MY DAY ONE.
MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE AN OLD FASHIONED CHALLENGE OR JUST REPORT FOR ACCOUNTABILITY?
NOT SURE IF YOU'RE TOO BUSY FOR THAT OR EVEN INTERESTED:lol3:
BUT I HAVE TO DO SOMETHING CAUSE I AM GETTING LAZY NOT VOLUNTEERING.
ONLY MY FINGERS ARE GETTING ANY EXERCISE ON THE COMPUTER!!




LAURA....YOU WERE EXACTLY RIGHT....THE MEADOWLANDS IS THE STADIUM!!
AND NEAR IT, BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH, WERE THE FIRES ON THE SIDES OF THE TURNPIKE.
THE STADIUM IS JUST DOWN THE HIGWAY FROM ME.
I AM ROUGHLY SITTING OVERLOOKING THE LINCOLN TUNNEL.
WHEN THE BIG WINDS BLOW FROM THE WEST THERE IS NOTHING TO STOP THE SMOKE BETWEEN ME AND THE FIRES.
THEY SAID THEY COULD SMELL IT IN NY. PU!!!
I HOPE THAT ROLLER WORKS OUT WELL FOR YOU.
KEEP US POSTED AND BE CAREFUL!!!

************************************************** ********

MY PLAN FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS:

1. MON - FRI 30 MINS OF PEDALS & STRETCHING.
I AM TAKING WEEKENDS OFF.

2. GOING BACK TO MY EATING PROGRAM WHEN I LOST WEIGHT.
IT'S BASICALLY JUST CLEAN EATING WITH "WHOLE" FOODS.
BACK TO COOKING! :cry:

THE GOAL IS TO GET THE SUGAR & SALT OUT BEFORE THE DR SHOOTS ME.
ALSO I SAW HOW INEPT THE HOSPITALS CAN BE HANDLING A DISABLED FAT WOMAN. VERY SAD AND IT SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME. SO.....
HOPEFULLY I STILL HAVE SOME POUNDS TO LOSE. THE DR SAID IT JUST JMIGHT WORK AGAIN THIS TIME CAUSE I HAVEN'T REALLY BEEN "DIETING" FOR A LONG TIME AND ALSO JUST GETTING THE JUNK FOOD OUT OF THE HOUSE & OUT OF MY SYSTEM SHOULD TAKE A FEW POUNDS OFF. :rofl:
I'VE BEEN SPENDING TIME ALL LAST WEEK MAKING PLANS AND THEN APPROVING THEM WITH HIM. SO TODAY IS DAY ONE. WISH ME LUCK.
4/16 WEIGHT: 191.5

diyana
04-16-2012, 09:37 AM
Hi ladies -

Sorry I've been away...I've been focusing on what I can do to stay positive about my review and my career. I met with HR on Friday and discussed with HR the 6 pages I wrote where there were discrepancies between how I viewed my performance and the comments in the review. The HR rep admitted there were a lot of significant "disconnects", and suggested that she schedule a meeting with me and my former Director and current Director (since the managers have left the company) to discuss the discrepancies. She explained that the rating cannot be changed; but I'm hoping to at least be taken off the 30/60/90 improvement plan (where I have to achieve certain goals within 30 days, other goals within 60 days, and others within 90 days or I will be let go).

I've spoken to a couple people whose opinion I value and they say if I am let go, I may have a case for wrongful termination. I'm not thinking about that too much though. Mostly I'm going to concentrate on doing the best job ever and achieve the goals ahead of schedule. And I will admit that I also spent time this weekend investigating what else is out there.

Anyway, I'm sorry for no personals...I hope you all are doing well.

Much love and many hugs to all,

happy2bme
04-16-2012, 01:27 PM
Good morning ladies,

Yesterday they were talking about bad thunderstorms last night so we hurried to put the cars back into the garage (required moving of boxes and such) as well as anything loose in the yard. We did get some much needed rain but the storms were not as bad as they said they would be. It is really really frustrating because without fail when we have bad weather you can never get any radar info from places like weather.com or accuweather. Does no good to watch the cable tv weather as they focus on Duluth which is an hour and a half north west of here and our weather can and is often different from there. For example the storms appeared to take a more northerly path so they got the bad stuff and we only got a passing blow. Woke up today to over 2 inches of the "no measureable accumulation" of the cold white stuff. 72 two days ago, snow today. Well we knew we weren't done with it for good. Supposed to be 50 tomorrow so it will melt fast. It appears the bear has decided to move on which we are both relieved about. Yesterday we had a pair of mallard ducks, a bunny rabbit, deer, a pair of turkeys (mating season is upon us), a raccoon or two and the bear trotting through the yard as well as the usual round of squirrels (3 different kinds) and birds (about 5 different kinds). It's a real zoo out there. I'm glad it's cold out, we did alot of going outside these last 3 days and I have lots to do in the house. Including some cooking for the week to use up stuff in the refrigerator.

Michelle - I am glad that you pursued your review with HR. They may not be able to do much but I think that will help you from letting someone get away with some underhanded stuff. I think it would be crazy of you NOT to at least take a look outside the company much as you would like to stay there. Always have to keep your options only, nothing more stressful than sitting there waiting for the sword to drop. I wish you well - keeping fingers crossed for you that this blows over. :hug: Don't worry about personals - we all know you have alot on your mind right now.

Mel - good luck with the food plan - now that TJ's cut out the pre-cooked stuff, I guess you will be making your own? You can probably skinny up and cut the salt and such so that will be good. Just not too bland :lol: I hope you can convince the pounds to go find somewhere else to live - just not any of us please :rofl: I have to make a better effort too. Yes, it is kind of sad how the office can lean on you for so much and then with a wave of the hand, dismiss you when they feel you are no more use to them. :nono: I guess it just reinforces your resolve to keep in the shadows.

Patty - thank you for mentioning the earth boxes. I looked at the website and they have some interesting things. Did you get any more storms this past weekend?

Laura - I doubt we will get helmets. I don't see the need for the type of ATVing that I will do and DH has a giant head and has a hard time finding any head gear outside of really stretchy materials to fit his noggin. That's why he gave up the Harley in TN - they had helmet laws and he could not find anything that fit him and did not obstruct his vision. As for feeding the animals, we did not see any more evidence of the bear so we hope he moved on. DH put out a small pile of cracked corn today - the animals are pairing off about to make babies and they are looking for food - especially with the snow today. We might put out a bit in the front of the yard for the deer and turkeys also - as long as there is no evidence of the bear. We have a trailcam so we can see what comes through the yard at night - just some turkeys yesterday. I think the storms might have scared them off. I think you were under some bad weather yourself yesterday. Did all the mulch and feed wash away? Did you try the Thundershirt for Coal?

Shad - your wine tasting party sounded delightful. Perhaps each day we should post the prior day's exercise so we can keep each other "motivated" to keep moving. Was over at the cousin's house yesterday and his wife was saying when they first moved here they saw signs posted everywhere with deer crossing which is a deer "bounding" upwards. Goofy cousin thought those were kangaroos :dizzy: :rofl: - I said no, we have to wait for Shad to bring those with her.

Ceejay - hope you didn't get those bad storms this past weekend. You sound excited about the MO trip - it's good to have something to look forward to. I loved the Smokey Mountain area. Should be a good trip.

Hi Annie :wave: Hope you had a good weekend.

Well I need to get out of this chair and get busy. Have a good one chicks.

diyana
04-16-2012, 02:20 PM
Laura - Did you try the Thundershirt? We had some bad thunderstorms last night...Really loud and insane wind (wind is still with us today). Despite the calming chamomile treats we give the dogs for thunderstorms, they still were "not amused". I'd be interested in learning if the Thundershirt works for Coal. I really shouldn't complain TOO much about last night's storms...since they were predicting tornadoes...and we didn't get any of those (thank heavens!).

Laura705
04-16-2012, 03:34 PM
Hello all.

Mel - Glad you had a quiet weekend. Good for you rolling with the punches. :) The plan looks good - you know what they say, KISS, Keep it simple sistah!

Michelle - I hope something comes of the meeting w/ the old and new directors. Doesn't seem fair that the rating can't be changed, especially if the "disconnects" are valid and the review is not a true picture of your performance. But I agree, the most important thing is getting off that improvement plan because I believe they're just a CYA for the mgt before they terminate someone - happened to the previous Sr. Mgr in our department. I hope it all turns out for the best! :hug:

Happy - Oh the things we take for granted - local weather information included! I'm glad you didn't get any severe weather, but too bad about the snow. Good it'll melt soon. I'm glad you have that trailcam so you can see if the bear has been hanging around! No, I didn't see a lot of washed away mulch. It sure was windy yesterday, but it had rained the night before, so the fact that it was wet already had to help. I like the way the mulch looks, but it just seems so nutty to have to buy more each year because of the tendency of it to blow and wash away, as well as being raked away with the leaves in the fall. Guess I'm just cheap.

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies!
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Let's see, what's going on with me... I've got Pilates tonight. Tomorrow - after failing to get my neighbor to go to the movies last week, or even RESPOND to a phonemail or e-mail I left her, I agreed to go this week. We'll see "Mirror Mirror" with Julia Roberts. I'll try again to see if I can get my neighbor to go. I suppose I was feeling guilty about not going to movie night, but it's still my intention to go infrequently or altogether. I find I like being a homebody and watching tv and movies on dvd.

I also rsvp'd "no" on this Saturday's book club (the first one since December) because a I'm going out for a friend's birthday that night. I originally thought I might actually go to book club - but then I realized there was a conflict. I'm reading the book they chose, though - "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett. A scientist working for a pharmaceutical company goes to the Amazon to find out what happened to her lab partner, who had been sent to learn of the progress of a research team. The first half of the book was slow going, but I hope the last half picks up. I have to say I'm not really enjoying how much they talk about all the insects there - yes, I'm sure it's very true, but I hate bugs, so I could do without it. And the research isn't about bugs, it's about the amazing fertility of one of the tribes deep in the Amazon.

We didn't try the Thundershirt on Coal yet. Fortunately, the thunderstorms we had Saturday and Sunday nights were not severe or long, so Coal was okay. However, we've started the "conditioning" steps suggested - giving him a treat using the shirt as a "plate". We also have to put the shirt on Coal during a non-anxiety time, giving him a treat once it's on him (positive association). I'm glad we have a little time to get him acclimated to the shirt before he needs it.

Today Coal had his first injection of Adequan, a stronger type of glucosamine. I hope this helps his arthritis. He will have two injections per week for 4 weeks, and then about once per month after that.

That's about it for me. Enjoy the rest of your day!

MELODY525
04-16-2012, 04:40 PM
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WLL ACTUALLY AFTERNOON. DIDN'T REALIZE IT'S STILL SO EARLY.
THE HOUSE IS CLEAN. RICHIE PULLED THE BED AWAY FROM THE WALL.
DINNER IS ALREADY COOKED. AND I WAS OUTSIDE FOR AWHILE.
NOW IT'S TIME FOR THE A/C AND A SHOWER.
TOMORROW IS GOING TO BE A BIT BUSY. AND THE ALARM GUYS ARE USING MY APT AS A TEST CENTER.
I JUST HOPE THESE NEW ALARMS WORK WITH THE EXISTING SYSTEM. :crossed:

I FEEL VERY GOOD TODAY WITH THE NEW PLANS FRESH IN MY HEAD.
MOTIVATED TO DO STUFF FOR MYSELF AND SPEND MORE TIME WITH JEN.
THEYOUNG KIDS AREN'T COMING UP FROM FLORIDA TILL THE 2ND WEEKEND OF JUNE.
SO JEN & RICHIE GOT A REPRIEVE! GRANDPA IS DRIVING THEM.

MY BOSS IS SO HAPPY WITH THE WAY I HANDLED THE WEEKEND.
NOT ONLY THE VOTING "NO" BUT THE ALARMS AND A "MISSING" TENANT.
THE WOMAN HAS 4 SONS.
ONE OF THEM HAD TAKEN HIS MOTHER OUT AFTER 9PM AND DIDN'T TELL ANYONE?!? WTF!?!
WHERE DID HER TAKE HER?? TO THE NEAREST ATM???
I BET THEY NEEDED MONEY BUT NO ONE IS SAYING TODAY WHAT HAPPENED.
THE WOMAN HAS ALZ AND WE JUST TOSSED ONE OF HER SONS OUT LAST YEAR IF YOU RECALL. :tantrum:


ANYWAY.......THOUGHT I WOULD SAY HELLO NOW AND SKIP POSTING TOMORROW.
JUST FEEl LIKE MELLOWING OUT IN THE MORNING WITH JEN. :beach: HAVE A GREAT DAY!:moped:




MICHELLE....I AM VERY SORRY YOU'RE GOING THRU SO MUCH ANGST WITH THIS DANG REVIEW CRAP.
WILL BE SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS YOUR WAY TO GET THE 30/60/90 THING REMOVED. WTF!!!
STAY STRONG AND JUST WATCH YOUR WORDS. KEEP COOL.
WORDS SPOKEN OUTLOUD CAN NEVER BE TAKEN BACK. SENDING A HUG:hug:
MANY YEARS AGO I HAD A SIMILAR SITUATION AND IT STILL PISSES ME OFF:rollpin:




HAPPY.....I LOVE THE IDEA OF THE ZOO OUTSIDE THE WINDOW. JUST NOT SITTING IN MY LAP:rofl:
I WILL TRY NOT TO SEND ANY STRAY POUNDS YOUR WAY SHOULD I BE LUCKY ENOUGH TO LOSE ANY.
I AM DOING OUR OLD 6WBMO. GOTTA LOVE MICHAEL THURMOND'S WEEKEND ADS. THEY STILL MOTIVATE ME!:ebike:
THE "SLIGHTING" THAT WENT ON LAST WEEK IN THE OFFICE DID REINFORCE MY RESOLVE TO RETIRE MORE. THEY ARE SUCH STUPID SODS. I SPOKE TO THE LADY BOSS ABOUT IT AND SHE IS GLAD I AM STANDING FIRM.
SHE, JEN & MYSELF WILL HELP EACH OTHER AND THAT IS IT. SHE'S HAPPY AND SO ARE WE.
HOPE YOU GET SOME INSIDE STUFF DONE WHILE YOU ARE HAVING YOUR SPRING THAW. WTF!! SEND ME THE SNOW!!
WE NEVER HAD ENOUGH THIS WINTER. I AM STILL WAITING FOR A WHITE CHRISTMAS :tree: :hohoho:





LAURA....SEEMS LIKE A LOT OF "NO's" ARE BEING SAID THIS WEEK! YAY!!
BESIDES...BIRTHDAY CAKE IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN A BOOK :hb:
I THOUGHT THE BOOKS OUNDED GOOD TILL YOU BROUGHT UP THE FRIGGING INSECTS!! YIKES!!
THANKS BUT NO THANKS...THINK I'LL STAY OUT OF THE AMAZON!!! :lol3: :lol3:
HOPE YOU GALS LIKE THE MOVIE. CAN'T WAIT FOR THE REVIEW!

Shad
04-17-2012, 12:39 AM
Afternoon all,

Better get with the program. I didn't realise that there were so many posts here. For some reason when the e-mail reminds me that a post has been made and I click the link it goes back to a post from Mel from about a week ago. Don't know why it doesn't go to the proper place.

Mel - I may have to put off ringing on my birthday. It is possible I will be in the Hunter Valley on a coal mine on that day. Haven't heard a definite no yet. But I will be home on the weekend.

Right - what's next on my list of 'before I forget'. Oh yes.......
Exercise - chalk me up for a walk/ jog yesterday for 40 minutes. Tonight should be a body balance class, but I will post that tomorrow. Good idea Happy

Let's do personals next since I can't think of what I wanted to tell anybody.

Happy - nice that the bear removed himself will no buckshot holes in his hide. You sure do get a passing parade around there. As for the deer crossing sign, yep we have those here too. They look NOTHING like Kangaroos. See attached and maybe the cousin might need his eyesight checked???? :rofl: or brain :rofl: They are even going in different directions.
There's a few more 'crossings' here. I reckon this place could use a few more zombie crossing signs. Plenty of them around here, usually glued to a mobile phone.

Michelle - I hope something new comes out of your external search soon. Quite frankly those reviews are a bundle of cr*p and they only serve to make the managers look good. Now if for some reason, you have managed to p*ss off a manager....... well I don't need to explain that one.
How many other people got cr*p reviews?? Maybe they are looking to reduce staff without paying out redundancies. My cynical mind looks at the workings of management heads. Money rules ok. It certainly does if you don't have any. Do whatever you have to do to get through this patch and keep going to HR if you can see signs of manipulation - for example giving you something that must be finished in 30days but is not part of your usual ongoing job and something that you either know little about or have no knowledge of at all. Good luck friend.

Laura - hope the coat goes okay with the dog. We had one dog who buried his head between someones legs when there was thunder. We just kept laughing at him and gradually he got over it. Although I must admit we did keep all the animals in when thunder or lightning was likely.

Mel - how sad that the woman is only taken out to get money out of her. She needs a SKI moment (Spend the Kids Inheritance). I fully intend to spend the majority of mine before I go. Biggest problem is that no one seems to know when my use by date is up.

Well I had better get the **** off here and find out what is going on next week. Then I had better find out what I can do and how I can stuff it up.

MELODY525
04-17-2012, 09:05 AM
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A QUICK HELLP AND HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY.
SEEMS THE ALARM JOB IS LATE ARRIVING. THEY TOLD ME 7#0 BUT NO ONE IS HERE. BET THEY MEANT 8:30:faint:

THE WEATHER IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. NEAR 85 YESTERDAY BUT TODAY WILL BE COOLER. LOVELY BREEZE AND ALL WINDOWS ARE OPENED. JUST DELIGHTFUL.
THE RAINS ARE FINALLY ARRIVING LATER THIS WEEK. YAY!
WITHOUT JUNK FOOD FOR THE LAST 3 DAYS, I FEEL A LOT BETTER. :lol3:
30 MINS OF EXERCISE MADE ME SLEEPY SO THAT WAS A PLUS!

HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE AND SWEET DREAMS SHAD:cloud9:

SHAD....THE E-MAIL IS REMINDING YOU NOT TO FORGET ME :rofl: :rofl:
I AM GLAD THE BD IS NOT A GOOD DAY FOR CALLING. I HAVE WORK IN THE OFFICE THOSE DAYS (24-26) AND WOULD HAVE HAD TO RUSH UP HERE.
THE WEEKEND AFTER YOUR BIRTHDAY IS FINE......28TH OR 29TH?
OR ANY OTHER DAY THAT'S GOOD FOR YOU.
THE SIGNS CRACKED ME UP! I HAVE THIS ONE HANGNG IN MY LIV.ROOM:

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BTW: WHEN YOU FIND OUT HOW TO GET YOUR "USE BY DATE" LET ME KNOW. I DON'T HAVE A LOT OF MONEY TO SPEND BUT I DON'T LIKE SURPRISES :rofl: :rofl:

happy2bme
04-17-2012, 01:34 PM
Good morning ladies,

I got up and got started on a few tasks, just waiting a few more minutes so I can flip loads in the washer. I'm on a much needed roll so I want to finish up - forgive the lack of personals. It's a sunny day but quite cold - snow has not melted like I hoped it would. I'm kinda done with it by now :dunno:

I'll be back later. Loved the signs Shad - going to post those for a special someone :rofl:

annie175
04-17-2012, 07:06 PM
Hi Gurlzzzzzzzz...

What a busy 4/5 days I have had....went and picked up baby girl and lil man Saturday morning....took him to JCPenney for pix, then we ate lunch at TGIFridays then shopping the remainder of the day. He was soooo good...oh and we went into Von Maur as my SIL works PT in men's suits. She was so glad to see us (the babe mostly), but glad anyway. If I am repeating myself, my apologies....my memory is fading...

Sunday, Curtis and I went to visit his mom and dad in Bunker Hill, IN...just north of Kokomo, IN...like 1hr45m from my house...I made my spaghetti sauce on Saturday night, a huge garden salad with everything under the sun in it, garlic bread in the bread maker, cream filled cupcakes with cream cheese icing, then got up Sunday morn and made the noodles for the spaghetti. Got to their house about 11. We ate at noon. Curtis's sister and her daughter and the two grand nephews came down (they live kitty corner from parents) and we ate. Got home around 4 pm. Cleaned the kitchen (scoured, broomed, mopped, dishes) while Curtis put the floor in the shed. Also finished the laundry.

Monday was work, dinner, dishes, then went to be EARLY...too tired to pop.

Today was a lil different....Katie (co-worker) and I had to go to a health conference to represent Humana. It was ALLLLLL day long. Altho being a sponsor for the health conference was not so bad because we each got 6.5 credits towards our continuing ed requirements of 20, for our insurance license. I am at 10.5 credits currently, with only 9.5 to go before October 2013. Should be able to achieve that.

This evening Curtis and I went to the new Jack-in-the-Box. Curtis had never experienced that. I had everytime going to St. Louis. He loved it and of course I like it too! It was overly crowded with customers and believe it or not, there were so many workers they over crowded the restaurant. Talk about stupid workers...hello it was all about..unless the register tells you the amount of change to give back...well duh..I dunno. Of course, they got our order WRONG and charged too much...I had to intervene and tell them how much change to give me back.....Hella B was smarter than that.

So here I sit posting wondering if I should do personals and then it would be from memory cause I am lazy.

CHELLE...first things first...do NOT let the ignorant bosses intimadate you. You are so intelligent, strong and have a great head on your shoulders. You obviously did not suck up to them at the opportune time. They will hurt if they make the wrong decisions about you. Stay the strong, confident sister that you are...I am proud of you and have my utmost confidence in you. YOU ROCK!!! Hugs and love.

MELLIE...good for you for saying no to the election. I hear the Boston marathon was run at record highs. The top #1 and #2 Kenyon runners from last year couldn't take the heat and dropped out at mile 18 of the 26.2. Enjoy the heat while you can. I would give you brownie points for doing good on saying no, but they are not healthy for you to eat...lololol.

SHADDIE....Ms. Workerbee. Still working your arse off, I see. I love your "crossing" signs. When I lived out in the stix, someone went around and put a red reflector on the nose of all the deer crossing signs....so I guess they were all Rudolph crossings....lol

LAURA...let me know how you like the Mirror Mirror movie. I just LOVE Julia Roberts and all her movies. I am wanting to see this one too. My memory may be deceiving me, but I thought you quit the book club...maybe it was the movie club...or maybe I am high...roflmao

CEEG....watcha up to as I am not going back and re-reading...LAZY I am.

HAPPY...I loved the pix of the lil bear....funny thing, I was driving this weekend to Curtis's parent's house and saw these fuzzy little baby things across the way in a fenced field...I said to Curtis, "aw, look at those little baby bears in that field". Curtis said what baby bears, those are Llamas. Guess I need to wear my glasses more than I thought...lol. At least they were so furry they could of been bears...NOT.

Well that about does it for me...gonna pour me a glass of fattening wine (the reason I am fat) and fold the clothes in the dryer.

Have a wonderful night/morning...and hump day!

Loves and hugs....

Laura705
04-17-2012, 07:15 PM
Just a quick pop-in before leaving work for the day.

Shad - Zombie crossing, LOL. Yay for the exercise. For some reason Coal wants to go out when it's storming - strange. Sometimes we'll let him out in it if it's not too bad.

Mel - Glad you're feeling better after cleaning up the eating. Congrats on your 30 min of exercise - and better sleep! :)

Happy - Did the snow melt at all this afternoon?

Hellos to the rest of you! Hey Annie - where've you been? Hope all's well with you!!
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Ho hum day, though the work doesn't stop.

Pilates last night. One more class!

Movie tonight. Doubting my neighbor will go. Hoping there's no talk of why I haven't been going... not going to be browbeat into how I spend my time.

Okay, post this, shut down, hit the bathroom and finally out the door to get some fresh air on my way to the train. :wave:

Laura705
04-17-2012, 07:15 PM
Ha ha, there's Annie. :wave:

Shad
04-18-2012, 08:00 AM
Quick flyby. Yesterdays exercise was 50 minutes of body balance. Can still feel the effects today. Didn't get out to walk today, but definitely will tomorrow or I may do a pump class tomorrow night.

Catch you all tomorrow.

MELODY525
04-18-2012, 09:04 AM
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STILL NO NEW ALARM. SEEMS THERE IS A FOUL UP WITH THE SOFTWARE.
OK BY ME. SPENT THE DAY WITH JEN CHATTING AND DOING LITTLE THINGS.
SLOWLY TRYING TO TEACH HER HOW TO HANDLE THE GIVT AGENCIES.
ESPECIALLY LEARNING HOW TO BE POLITE WHEN BEING "TALKED DOWN" TO.
I HAVE TRIED A FEW TIMES TO SET THE PERSON ON THE PHONE STRAIGHT.
BUT IT ONLY MAKES THE PROCESS TAKE THAT MUCH LONGER:rofl:
JUST NOT WORTH IT TO BE "RIGHT".
NOITHING NEW HERE. I AM ON DAY 3 OF GOOD EATING & EXERCISE.
DOING OK SO RAF. CAN'T WAIT TILL I WEIGH IN ON SUNDAY OR MONDAY.
HAVE A GREAT DAY.




HAPPY....I HEAR YA ON BEING DONE WITH THE SNOW.
I AM DONE WITH THE COLD...JEN WAS FREEZING LAST NIGHT.
TEMPS UP AND THEN THEY COME CRASHING DOWN. STAY COZY!




ANNIE....YOU HAVE CERTAINLY BEEN ONE BUSY WOMAN.
SO YOU HAD A DAY WITH THE SOON TO BE INLAWS:cheers:
I WOULD LOVE THE SKETTIE DINNER. :hun:
GOOD LUCK WITH THE POINTS!! A NEW LICENSE TO HANG ON THE WALL THIS YEAR OR NEXT? :encore:




LAURA...HOPE THERE WAS NO NEGATIVE TALK FROM THE NEIGHBOR.
BROW BEATING SEEMS TO BE THE "IN" THING THIS YEAR. WTF!!:tantrum:
STAND FIRM AND I WILL TOO:hug:
HOW WAS THE MOVIE?????




SHAD....GET OUT THERE AND DO YOUR EXERCISE!
I WILL HAVE TO COME AFTER YOU WITH THE TASER!!:wizard:
OR LIGHT A FIRE UNDER YOUR ARSE :flame:
HOPE THE MINERS ARE BEHAVING THEMSELVES.

ceejay52
04-18-2012, 10:32 AM
You girls have been busy posting.

I'm working each day from 7 to 4 p.m then from 4 - 6 p.m class, then back to work for an hour. I'm brain dead afterward. We still have today and tomorrow to go. Therefore, my trip to MO has been moved up a day. I'll call sis tonight. I'll have an abundance of class room hours to apply toward my license.To bad they will not carry over. We even have a Mayor from a neighboring town present.

Hope you chicks don't mind, but no personals today. I'll try in the morning.

Laura705
04-18-2012, 10:52 AM
Morning all.

Annie - Sounds like a busy weekend. So you took the whole tasty dinner to the future in-laws! Good to get off to a good start with them. :D Good job getting your education credits. I know it's new to your area, but were they giving the food away at that new JITBox??!! Yeh, I had thought to just completely quit the movie and book clubs, but I'll probably just go from a "regular" to "infrequent" participant...

Shad - Yay for you with the exercise! :yay:

Mel - Gosh I hope the current alarms are still working while they look for some sort of compatible replacement!!! Good job on a successful day 3. :) :) No, no negative talk from the neighbor. Actually, she's the last one to say a mean word to anyone, and I guess that's why I wanted her to come back to the movies, trying to hark back to old times a bit I guess. But she took a pass on the movie, but at least we (me and another movie club member) have managed to communicate with her for the first time in a long time. After going back and forth a bit with texts, she said she was taking a pass because she was cleaning out the hamster cage!! :lol: Great excuse, and the funniest part is that I didn't even know they had a hamster!!! :lol3:
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The movie "Mirror Mirror" was entertaining and funny, a snarky kind of re-telling of the Snow White story. Julia Roberts was funny, and I also enjoyed Nathan Lane, and the 7 dwarfs. Armie Hammer played the prince and he was pretty good too, especially when he was shirtless, lol. :o

Nothing much else to report. Final Pilates class of the session tonight. The book club book, "State of Wonder" got worse with a snake incident (on top of all the bugs!), but it also got more interesting re developments in the research project part of the story. I was assured by a couple movie/book club gals at the movie last night that the ending will put me in a state of wonder. Good to hear, as long as I'm not left wondering why I bothered to read the book!!

Okay, back to my e-mail. Toodles!

Laura705
04-18-2012, 10:59 AM
Wow, Ceejay - that's a lot of hours! It's still 12 hours, but with the classroom time, I'm sure it just feels like more! Don't worry about personals, just get your rest and "me" time when you can.

happy2bme
04-18-2012, 12:38 PM
Good morning ladies,

It's raining to beat the band out there. Which is good - we need the rain. Bad thing is, we have to go out in it soon. DH has been volunteering his computer expertise at the Natural History Museum. Last time I was there I met the office manager and told her if they needed extra help with something to let me know. She called and they have a data entry project they asked if I'd help out with so we'll head over there today to get the details. The rain got rid of the last of the snow. We thought the bear was a one day deal - were hoping I should say because we can't have him hanging around the house and we didn't want to resort to scaring him off. We didn't see any sign of him Monday and then yesterday afternoon at sunset DH looked in the front yard and there he was parked under a pile of sunflower seeds. We thought it was safe to put food out again. Monday we had a herd of at least 12 hungry deer out here so we thought for sure he was gone. We were told the bears will tolerate a female because she's mating material but if the cub was a male they'd run it off because it's competition. We had all sorts of animals here when it snowed so I'm not sure what schedule this guy is keeping :dizzy: We have some wild turkeys that come every day to eat. DH put out some shelled sunflower seeds that we feed the birds and those turkeys were in turkey heaven when they found that pile. The deer like it too and apparently so does the bear :lol: I told DH that's too pricey to be feeding the critters! Actually we're just feeding them for the next month until my Mom and sister come up to visit. By June all the berry bushes and grasses will be going strong and they will have plenty to feast on without our help. Most folks here only feed them in the winter.

So I did get some things done including making a delicious chicken and wild rice soup. Except the rice absorbed all the liquid and now I have more of a pilaf instead of a soup!

Laura - I hope the shot works for Coal to get him some relief. I guess they feel the aches just like we do. Thanks for the review on Mirror, Mirror. I think I'd wait for that to at least come out on PPV. I want to see Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp. Was surprised that DH said he'd go see it too since he is not a fan of Johnny Depp's wierd taste in movie roles. But this looks campy funny - I heard that the Dark Shadows fans are really annoyed that this movie was made on the funny side. Can't please everyone. :dunno:

Holy Cow Ceejay - that's an awfully long day(s) you have to put in. I would lose the ability to retain anything from the class after a full day's work. Hope you do well.

Mel - 85 degrees the other day??? Blow up the pool and crank up the frozen margaritas :beach: Hope you enjoyed it while it was there. I don't like bumps like that because then when the seasonal weather comes back it feels so much colder. So you are teaching Jen how to take over dealing with the G-men? Poor Jen! I would REALLY hate it having to deal with people that acted snooty and rude. Like you said you have to keep in mind that they hold all the cards in their hands. Jerko's.

Shad - good going woman on the up and moving. 3 days of good exercise - proud of you! The bear has put a crimp in my walking program - I'm thinking that walking with a 9mm pistol in one hand will sort of affect my walking gait :rofl: DH did offer to walk with me on the paths in town so we'll have to give that a go when the rain moves on out. Welcome to the club of trying to figure out when your use by date is up. :lol: Best time to go is when you only have 10 bucks left in the bank :D It really is a game - don't want to have too little money so that you can't live decently but then again why leave a bunch of money to people who have the means to make their own? I'm still leaning to leaving our estate to some worthy animal rescue organizations although my Mom nearly popped a vein when I told her that. I'm assuming if you are exercising for an hour you are past the worst part of that awful cold you had!

Annie - I barely remember Jack in the Box and what I do remember I didn't like it and I've eaten alot of fast food in my life. Probably what happened was it was the last one standing and was probably going downhill before it closed so not a fair comparison. My sister loved a place called Chicken Unlimited when we were growing up. Supposedly the last one left in the country is in Eau Claire WI on the way up to our house. She said she wants to stop in and try it either on the way up or the way back. We are both sure it's not not the same thing she remembers and is probably located in the worst part of town :rofl: Sounds like you had a fun on the run kind of weekend. Glad you got to meet Curtis' folks and had a nice dinner. As for the cash registers - my very first job in 1971 was working at the Sears Roebuck store in downtown Chicago. At the time we had the old fashioned cash registers when you'd hit keys like 1 dollar 50 and 25 and 3 to total a sale of $1.78. That and manual typewriters meant I had some seriously strong fingers :rofl: Anyway while I was there they put in electronic cash registers with 2 great features - it transmitted the credit card info so we no longer had to call credit for every single sale no matter how small and it also tallied up the individual items (yes in the old days we had to add up all the items too which was a bummer working in the toys and records departments where there were often several items on a purchase). It came up with the amount, you put in the cash tendered and it TOLD YOU HOW MUCH CHANGE to give back. I told my co-workers this would be the end of human intelligence as most people would no longer be able to give correct change. :lol: Sure did come true. It's the same thing like going to the deli department at the grocery store and asking for 1/3 of a pound of cheese - they can figure out 1 pound, a half pound but don't know any other fractions. :dizzy: That's a really funny story about mistaking the llamas for bears. I'd be right there with you - without binoculars I can't see much details although I'd think the llamas would stand a bit taller than bears. You probably won't hear the end of that teasing for a while - a new Annie story is born :rofl:

Michelle - I tend to agree with the others about something "off" in not changing your review rating in the light of some pretty substantial inconsistencies - I'd probably refuse to sign it under the circumstances but it's a fine line you run kind of like Mel where they hold the cards and you are an unwilling participant. Hope you are not running yourself ragged. We are sending you good thoughts. :hug:

Hi Patty and Turtle :wave:

I need to get some food in me and grab a shower although I should just step outside :lol:

annie175
04-18-2012, 03:00 PM
Afternoon all....I must of miscommunicated...I had met Curtis's parents before they left for Florida for the winter then we stayed with them for a couple of days while we were in Florida. Anyway, forgot to tell you that his mom broke her arm and thumb last week. She was trying to pull a dead limb out of a tree that she thought was stuck. It was not and it sent her sailing across the yard. She landed on her arm that broke. She is 70 years old and looks about 60 acts 50. Anyway 6 weeks in a cast for her. She said it was a good thing she did not sign up for swimming....lmao.

The speakers at the health conference were Dr. Pam Popper and Dr. Pam Peeke. Google both. They did an excellent job. Dr. Popper spoke on what you eat can cause problems. Her website is www.wellnessforum.com (http://www.wellnessforum.com). Well worth a looksee. Dr. Pam Peeke spoke on the importance of moving your body. All things we all know... I am really more interested in Dr. Popper and her proven wellness forum. Check it out.

Oh HAPPY....in my defense the Llama's were babies and not too far off the ground yet and a very furry mess...lol. Who knows it could of been one of those mixed marriages....a LlamaBear! You may have to take out a loan to feed all those pets you have inherited at the new place.

CEEJAY...Good Giggly Wiggly...you will have to take a vacation to recuperate from all that working. I do know how you feel from the old CVS days. May the force be with you sista!.

LAURA...thanks for the movie review...Mirror mirror sounds pretty good, I may go see it this weekend, but only if it is raining outside. If it is halfway decent out, I will of course, have to work in my yard, gardening, building a small in-ground fire pit which I am sure is against the homeowners regulations....oh well.

MELLIE...seems like even when the govt is wrong and you let it go, eventually at some time later they FINALLY see it the right way. No since in arguing. Hope Jen catches on to your tactics.

SHADDIE...what is body balance? Is it like Yoga or something? I heard on the news the other day about hot yoga, where they turn the heat up so hot you actually melt the fat off while doing yoga.

CHELLE...keep your head down and do the normal splendid job you always do. How is DH's lungs and breathing?

Better get back at it.

Have a wonder day/night.

Love hugs and prayers.

annie175
04-18-2012, 06:16 PM
Rest in Peace Dick Clark...what a wonderful contribution you have made to my life and the world. You will be sadly missed.

Shad
04-19-2012, 08:18 AM
Exercise done for today.

Back tomorrow - time for bed

MELODY525
04-19-2012, 09:24 AM
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MORNING CHICKLETTES:coffee:

WE GOT A NOTICE THAT NO NEW ALARMS TILL THE SOFTWARE PROB IS FIXED.
NO SURPRISE THERE BUT LOTS OF ANGRY TENANTS CAUSE FURNITURE HAD BEEN MOVED.
SENIORS DO NOT ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES....THEY PUNCH BACK :rollpin:

LOTS OF CLOUDY, COOLER WEATHER. CAN'T BELIEVE THE HEAT IS BACK ON:rofl:
JUST A HEADS UP....I WILL BE WORKING 3 DAYS NEXT WEEK AND THERE ARE 2 NIGHTS OF MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR THE NEW BUILDING IN PROGRESS. SO I MIGHT BE A LITTLE SCARCE IF I'M TIRED. IT COVERS TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY.:write:
NOTHING ELSE IS REALLY NEW HERE. HAVE A GREAT DAY.





CEEJAY......BUSY BEE! GOOD LUCK WITH THE CLASSES AND ALL THE HOURS YOU'RE PUTTING IN:hug:
EAT WELL & STAY STRONG. WE'LL SEE YA WHEN YOU'RE DONE!!




LAURA....THE HAMSTER CAGE CLEANING CRACKED ME UP.
I SHOULD HAVE USED THE BIRD AS AN EXCUSE WHILE HE WAS ALIVE!!:lol3: :lol3: TOO FRASSING FUNNY!!
GLAD YOU LIKED THE MOVIE. I WASN'T SURE WITH THEONE PREVIEW I SAW. IT WAS VERY SHORT.
BUT I'LL TAKE A PASS ON THAT BOOK!




HAPPY....OMG!! THE FRASSING BEAR AGAIN!! GUESS HE KNOWS DH'S DINER IS ALWAYS OPENED!!
SMART CRITTER TO STAY AWAY LONG ENOUGH FOR DH TO FEEL COMFPORTABLE PUTTING FOOD OUT AGAIN :rofl: :rofl:
WHEN I VISIT, I WANT BARS AROUND THE MAN CAVE:yikes:



ANNIE...YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE MISCOMMUNICATED...IT COULD BE MY MIND:rofl: :crazy:
I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT HIS MOM. AND 6 WEEKS :yikes:
GLAD SHE HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR ABOUT THE SWIMMING!!




SHAD......GOOD THING YOU POSTED THAT!
I WAS READY WITH THE TASER....IT WAS ALL FIRED UP!
NOW WHO CAN I GO AFTER??????

Laura705
04-19-2012, 11:09 AM
Morning all.

Shad - Looks like you're in the exercise groove! Keep up the good work. :)

Happy - Hey, the bear's hungry after his hibernation all winter, can't blame him. Are you all set for the data entry work at the museum? As for Dark Shadows, I'm not sure I'd be able to appreciate the remake having never seen the originals. The fans of the original need to chill out! Whenever there's a remake or adaptation of something there's always a bunch of people who whine and complain. And I suppose I'm one of those people sometimes, lol! There used to be a Chicken Unlimited around Lawrence & Elston way up northwest (where I grew up), and my brother loved it. He worked nearby at Bankers Life.

Annie - I think you probably did mention staying w/ C's parents when you went on vacay...I just don't retain all that much of anything. I'm glad you enjoyed the speakers at the conference. Attending things like that and hearing interesting speakers can be so invigorating...or you just go back to work and forget about it, lol. Bf also wants to install an in-ground fire pit in the yard and I told him we better check the local regs. Honestly, whenever I happen to think about enjoying an evening sitting by our portable fire pit, it never fails that it's too windy! And with the asthma, the smoke would probably just irritate my lungs anyway. Can you tell I'm not so keen on the idea for our own yard??

Mel - Sounds like next week will be a busy one for you. Don't worry about posting, just get your rest and keep your lungs happy! :) Yeh, we're having a mix of cool and mild weather, and now some rain. The heat is back on due to the chilly evenings. I finished the book and it had a decent ending, but mostly I'm glad I'm done with it. Couldn't take much more of that Amazonian jungle!!

Hellos to the rest of my Worldly pals. :wave: Hey Michelle - how's your hubby feeling these days??
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Nothing much to report. I've been a big grump all week. My busy time at work is cranking up and I'm still working on the software project too, though it's not the time sucker it was earlier in the year. I guess I just need some time off.

By the way, I told my mom how expensive the airfare was to get to her place and she told me to just enjoy my vacation time and not come to her boring town, LOL. She said she should make plans to come visit Chicago, but it was a very vague sort of comment, so we'll see how that plays out. In the meantime, I'll try and keep checking the fares to see if they come down or are more reasonable if booked further in advance.

Last night was the last Pilates class. On to other things. If I can't get bf to take me to the gym tonight, I'll do a BE workout at home. Doggy has another injection today. Hoping to see some improvement in the next week or two.

That's about it for me, so I'll get this posted and get back to work. TTFN!

:flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1:
:flow1:

happy2bme
04-19-2012, 01:16 PM
Good morning ladies,

Cool and overcast today. I'm going to be digging in closets and doing laundry. I have decided to focus on one thing at a time - start to finish. Trying to decide what to eat - I have a taste for eggs benedict but who wants to make me some hollandaise sauce for just 2 eggs? :rofl:

The bear has not come back since DH scared it off. We both hope he goes north into the woods where he belongs. Today it's just squirrels, turkeys and birds.

Laura - bummer that you can't find an air fare that works for visiting your Mom. I heard they were going to stay on the high side this year. But if you keep looking - I think it's Tuesday is the good day to shop for fares - perhaps you can find something that will work. Try to find something good to get you out of the grumpy mood. How about you go see the Botanical Gardens and tell me if there's enough blooming to make a trip there? I miss that place - definitely on the list for a summer visit although I am not looking forward to the city summer traffic.

Mel - the mancave is secure. You can peek out the steel security door window at Mr. Bear but otherwise there's not much access for him to bother you. Hope you don't work too hard the next few days. I think you need a fairy wand to direct people - point and say "do this, and do this and do this..." :lol: Thanks for letting us know if you are taking a break from here.

Michelle - :hug: to you - hope you are ok.

Annie - thanks for the tip on the doctors - I will look them up. We were surprised to hear about Dick Clark also. I know his health was not the greatest after his stroke but being the eternal teenager you just don't think he'd ever leave. Heaven now has a Bandstand to party on!

Ceejay - hope you're able to keep awake during those long workdays ahead of you. Thinking of you :D

Shad - sounds like you are back in the groove. Are you doing your autumn gardening? I need to get my plans together for mine or it won't be happening. It's about 4th on the list of must-do's.

Breakfast ain't making itself so I'd better get rolling before breakfast turns into brunch. Have a good one all :wave:

annie175
04-19-2012, 09:04 PM
Good GOD...my belly hurts...cut the grass, pulled weeds, fixed dinner, did dishes and laundry...cannot fathom even posting anymore or doing personals...love you all....

ceejay52
04-20-2012, 12:28 AM
Annie
You make me even more tired.

Happy
I envy your surroundings, except for the bear of course. I like your strategy of doing one thing at a time. How did your volunteering go? I worked my regular 12 hour day's, just had class for a couple of hours during that time.

Laura
Wish you were closer you could ride with me to Missouri. Hope you can find some decent tickets soon.

Mel
Don't wear yourself down.

Patty
I'm meeting my sis that lives in Carrollton in the Smokey MTs this summer.
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My classes are finished until next month. :dance:
Getting ready for my trip to MO tomorrow. My sis called me tonight to ask what time I was coming. They are having a bedroom suit delivered at the condo in Branson. Then they will be home in Ash Grove around 5 p.m. Therefore, I don't have to leave as early as I thought I would.

MELODY525
04-20-2012, 08:08 AM
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MORNING ALL:cofdate:

LOOKS LIKE A VERY WET AND WINDY WEEKEND FOR THE EAST COAST.
JEN'S GOING OUT LATER TO PICK UP A FEW THINGS.
BUT FOR NOW THE SUN IS SHINING.:sunny:
THERE IS NOTHING MUCH TO REPORT HERE EITHER LAURA:rofl:
THE MOST EXCITING THING I DID YESTERDAY WAS GO DOWN FOR THE MAIL:rofl:
HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE. :moped:





LAURA....SORRY THE PLANS AREN'T WORKINGOUT FOR A VISIT TO MOM.
AND I HOPE THE SHOT WORKS FOR COAL:crossed: :hug:
DID YA DRAG THE BF TO THE GYM?????
I HAD A LAUGH YESTERDAY.....I WENT TO AMAZON.COM AND ALL I COULD THINK OF WAS THAT DANG BOOK.
JUST THE NAME WAS MAKING ME LAUGH THE WHOLE TIME I WAS LOOKING INTO THE MAYO CLINIC DIET BOOK.
I FINALLY HAD TO LEAVE....COULDN'T STOP THINKING OF THE CREEPY CRAWLIES :lol3: :lol3:





HAPPY......A STEEL DOOR IS A GOOD THING!:rofl:
GLAD THE BEAR TOOK OFF AGAIN. HE'D BE A PRETTY BIG HOUSE PET!!
AFTER ALL MY FIASCOS, I WOULD FEEL BADLY IF I JUST FELL OFF THE THREAD WITH NO NOTICE.
I CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT YOU GALS WOULD THINK:faint:
I PLEDGED TIME FOR NEXT WEEK BEFORE THE MEETINGS WERE ARRANGED.
NOW NEITHER ONE CAN BE CHANGED BUT I HAVE PLANS. COOKING AHEAD AND THE KIDS TOO.
I GOT EVERYTHING READY FREDDY!!





CEEJAY......I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME WITH THE FAMILY.
ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF THE VISIT:hug:
WE'LL MISS YOUR FACE!!! SAFE TRAVELS:scooter:





ANNIE.......:wave: WAVING HOWDY BACK TO YA.

diyana
04-20-2012, 09:11 AM
Hi ladies -

I'm so swamped at work and come home exhausted...I haven't been able to keep up with your posts, much less post myself.

Today, DH is having a GI procedure done. He's had a hard time swallowing certain foods, and when he had the CT scan for his lungs, they showed a stricture in his esophagus. So he'll just be under light anesthesia, and they go down his throat with a tube and stretch his esophagus. The procedure only takes 30 minutes at most...but he'll be at the hospital for a few hours (pre-op and recovery). I have to be at work due to the project I'm on...so I dropped him off at the hospital this morning, and I'm taking a slightly longer lunch to pick him up and take him home...then head back to work. I'm sure he'll be okay. DMIL had this procedure done when she was in her 70s, and she was fine right after. DH decided to have this taken care of since he's already off work due to his lungs, and he's reached the out of pocket maximum for the year...so the insurance will cover this 100%.

Work is still work...I haven't gotten my "plan" yet...but the meeting with HR and the directors is next Tuesday to discuss the inconsistencies between my review and what "actually happened" during the year. Then I'll have another meeting after that to get the "plan", unless by some stroke of luck they decide not to put me on a plan. I'm already taking steps to improve my performance and also cover my bases if you know what I mean.

Tonight, will be spent implementing reports for work from roughly 6 to 10 or 11 pm (but I can do this from home). This weekend and next weekend will be spent cleaning and getting ready for DMIL's arrival on May 2, and also spending time online researching various websites.

Well, I'd better get back to it.

I love you all and feel your virtual hugs and support. Thank you!!

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
04-20-2012, 09:47 AM
Getting ready to go to MO. I may hit some rain on the way but right now the sun is shining and cool. I love this type of weather.

annie175
04-20-2012, 11:13 AM
TGIF FOR SHOOOOOO

Be safe CEEG.

Let us know about your DH CHELLE.

Quiet day at home is always good MELLIE.

Breakfast with the bears..hmm sounds like a money maker HAPPY.

Fire pits are not for everyone LAURA, I just like playing in the fire.

Is it a play or working weekend for you SHAD?

Have a marvelous day out there!

Love and Hugs

Laura705
04-20-2012, 01:59 PM
Morning all. Happy Friday! TGIF!! :carrot:

Annie - LOL, "I just like playing in the fire" Roasted Peeps anyone?

Michelle - Don't work too hard this weekend, and don't concern yourself with posting - find some time to relax. You deserve it!!! Good luck to DH with the procedure. Hope it's nothing serious!

Mel - Sorry my book talk had you creeped out! I've moved on to another book I'd already started before the other one and maybe this will distract you from the creepy crawlies. It's an old book titled "Chiefs" or rather Chiefs (I get lazy and don't underline when grammatically required, lol.) It's written by an author I read, Stuart Woods, who now writes what I consider "fluffy" novels - quick, shallow, frothy reads that I suspect men may enjoy even more than women because the main character in the author's main series is good-looking, rich, smart, flies planes, sails boats, etc. and always has some beautiful woman/women falling into bed with him, lol. Anway, I bought this book used and it's an old, very yellowed paperback. (BTW, this one pre-dates his really fluffy works, and was actually made into a TV mini-series many years ago.) So, when I started reading it, the binding promptly cracked and a section of pages fell out. Having tried unsuccessfully to re-glue it, bf made the sensible suggestion to check it out of the library instead. But no, haven't done that yet, so it's being kept together with a rubber band. :) Enjoy your weekend and stay dry. :rain:

Ceejay - Safe travels, and enjoy your time in MO!

Happy - Thanks for reminding me about the Botanic Garden - my friend and I were going to do a joint membership or some such thing. We were waiting until things start going on outdoors before starting it. My friend's HS bf currently works there, and she reconnected with him after she became a widow. She likes to go visit...not saying anymore. I will be seeing her tomorrow and will bring it up to her, but we will probably not be going any earlier than Mother's Day, which might be when things really get going? (according to my friend).

Hellos to the rest of you - have a great weekend!
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Yes, Mel, I did get bf to the gym last night! :D We did the circuit workout which is around 30 minutes. It's a separate section of weight machines and individual stepping stations and probably like Curves, as Happy mentioned previously. Anyway, they have a red/green traffic light type of system to time you - green is exercise, red is rest, flashing means it's almost time to switch. All the stations are numbered, and you alternate the weight machine with the steps. The timing is different from my park district circuit class - this one is 60 seconds exercise and I think 30 seconds in between to recover and set up for the next station, and with 20 stations, that adds up to 30 min.

It was pretty good, but my big negative is that I don't like all the cardio stations being steps. I liked having a mix of elliptical, stationery bike and step for the cardio in my classes. Bf started getting bored with the steps and since no one else was really using the section but us (except when we were just about finished), he began using multiple steps and running between and over them, LOL. I don't think I see myself using the circuit section unless I came up with something interesting to substitute for the steps, and I don't see myself jogging in place or doing jumping jacks, etc.

Instead I could see myself doing the cardio machines - 10 minutes on each of treadmill, elliptical and stationery bike, and then doing the weight machines. Doing these workouts on alternate days, or doing both in one session for an hour. I'm going to go as bf's guest some more before deciding to join. It may just be that I go back to buying the fitness passports at the park district and just do the circuit classes there. To me it's a very efficient workout - cardio and strength all in one class.

This weekend is my friend's birthday. A group of us are getting together not too far from the house and having dinner and then going to a club near the hotel where she's staying. She lives in a distant suburb and prefers not to drive back home, and enjoys using the hotel pool and jacuzzi. Bf and I live about 8 miles away from the restaurant/club/hotel, so we're not getting a hotel room. Maybe we'll join her for some pool time.

That's about all for weekend plans. Plenty of housecleaning to do though.

Cheers!
:cheers:

MELODY525
04-20-2012, 02:20 PM
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happy2bme
04-20-2012, 03:23 PM
Hi ladies,

Got my volunteer assignment and she was right in warning me it was tedious and takes alot of time. I have to enter 146 museum events into 2 different local calendars. Each event is entered in an online form - one calendar has 10 separate fields for each event to be entered. :faint: She said I didn't have to do everything - I like this manager as she is cognisant that we are volunteers and does not expect unreasonable stuff. But I will do it all - probably take me somewhere around 40 hours from what I can estimate, but perhaps I can shorten that and figure out a rhythm once I get going. I'll probably spend the weekend doing this. We also placed a service call on the stove which I think is not heating like it should. They are coming tomorrow. I have a very small kitchen and things are sort of piled (neatly) on the counters but I have to clear them out in case they need to pull the stove out to look at it. The 2 official drinks of the northwoods are beer and Bloody Mary's. People like the Bloody Mary because you put alot of stuff in the drink on a skewer as a topper - ie. an olive, pearl onion, cold cooked shrimp, celery stick, celery stick with cheese if they are really good ;), beef jerky stick, etc... People consider this an appetizer AND a drink :rofl: I pretty much have stopped drinking except for an occasional glass of wine and the bars here don't really have the kind of wine I'd drink and I have been pressured many a time to have something a bit stronger than Coca Cola. :rolleyes: Anyway, DH has gotten used to Bloody Mary's and has decided to try a home concocted recipe so he's out to the store to get some fixings. So it's walleye (fish) and bloody Mary night - just like any Wisconsin fish fry but at home. :lol:

Michelle - don't worry about personals, I'm glad just to hear from you. My gosh how more stressful can your life get? :hug: I hope that poor DH will finally get a decent diagnosis. At this point he must be so frustrated! And I cannot for the life of me imagine what you could possibly have to correct in your performance improvement. :rolleyes: I would definitely be keeping a log of the hours that you put in especially considering that you spend alot of off hours time babysitting implementations - which I'm sure is not noted in your review.

Ceejay - have a good time on your weekend trip.

Annie - Don't burn out the batteries trying to get it all done at once, yah hear? And while breakfast with the bears might sound interesting, I'm thinking it might be more like "you pay for breakfast and then try and stop the bear from eating your plate" :rofl:

Mel - enjoy your sunshine - it got extra bright out here today too. I have the shades up and my sunglasses on (inside) but it feels so nice and warm and good! Let it rain overnight I say :lol:

Shad, Patty, Turtle - howdy :wave:

Back to my chores now...

happy2bme
04-20-2012, 03:29 PM
Laura - just read your post. Sounds like an interesting mix for a workout. I agree that it's odd they just have steps for cardio. Perhaps they are less used machines and they don't want to waste the elipticals in the circuit? I got a kick out of the red / green / flashing light - but I think I'd be spending more time watching for the lights to change than paying attention to what I should be doing! 60 seconds is about all I could handle on an eliptical without falling over wheezing and embarrasing myself - LOL

I'm envying your swim time. Do a few laps for me ;)

Laura705
04-20-2012, 04:45 PM
Happy - Enjoy your Bloody Mary tonight, and you can enjoy one for me too. ;)

To clarify, the steps are "manual" steps, such as those used in step aerobics classes - sometimes called benches? Except these have bars on them, the purpose of which I'm not sure...balance I guess. (I attached a photo, there are 20 stations in all, 10 wt. machines, 10 steps.)

In comparison, the class I did at the park district has 16 stations, of which 6 were cardio. The class was in the facility's fitness center, and it took over part of the fitness center for the 1-hour classes. The instructor just placed cards with numbers near the pieces of equipment to identify the stations. Warm-ups and cool-downs were done in separate areas.

annie175
04-20-2012, 06:39 PM
Ok, blowing all diets here.....to remain healthy...VEGGIE pizza from Pizza Hut with the pan pizza...I know, I suck, but it sounded so dang good. Fiance' is paying for it....lol on the fiance' thing.

HAPPY...I am sure you are to get many breakfast reservations if you advertise "maybe" a bear siting while dining...Heck we fell for the Haunted Bed and Breakfast thing, even tho we NEVER saw anything and only heard a few things that could not be explained...which was really the old, old, water pipes, air conditioning or such...LOL...people fall for crap...go for it. It is FUN to PRETEND!~

LAURA...OMGoodness....if you are moving who cares what it is called or what it involves...probably more than I put effort into...you still ROCK way more than I ever thought about doing...You just keep on doing what you are doing....I still admire all the movement you get...face it...I suck!! We have a guy that sales guns at his store called "Don's Guns" and his commercial..at the end..he says, "I just like to sell guns". That is where I got the "I just like to play in the fire"....lol

MELLIE...hey sweet cheeks...happy Friday to you too, and have a marvy weekend....any thing surprising in the mail lately????

Trying to keep up with the posts cause who knows when I will be back when it comes to the weekend....taking lunch over to dad tomorrow and spending time with him...then home again to begin on this yard work....

Hey to all the rest of the chicklets!!

Have a marvy weekend all....

Love and Hugs...

happy2bme
04-20-2012, 09:12 PM
Ok, well that picture helps explain alot Laura. So my next question is - are those weight machines? Being short they never "fit" me correctly and I'd probably spend the entire time allotment just trying to adjust the machine - could never get those silly pins out :lol: But it looks like it would be a fun workout - changes fast enough so that you don't get bored.

Annie - I guess we could tear out one wall of the mancave and put in floor to ceiling windows which would protect the diners. From what I hear, bears have a special fondness for bacon so opening a breakfast place would work for all :lol: Have a good visit with your Dad tomorrow. I'm sure you'll be cooking up a storm.

1day@atime
04-21-2012, 12:40 AM
Hello Ladies,

It's been one of those weeks. I am totally overwhelmed at work. New projects, new manager..

I will post more later this weekend.

Shad
04-21-2012, 04:20 AM
Afternoon all,
Better get this done before I forget again and before the footy comes on. Happy's DH would enjoy the game I am going to watch today.

DS2 has finally come down with my cold. He is being relatively sensible about it or maybe he just feels that bad. Anyway, he is into his second box of tissues but if it follows the same course as mine he should feel better tomorrow.

DS1 is going along okay although he doesn't sound particularly happy, but as he says when you make choices and take your chances, you can't undo those choices when it isn't panning out the way you want. Can't do much for him I am afraid.

I'm off down to Ashton Coal mine tomorrow afternoon. Be away for a week but should be able to keep up with you lot more or less.

Done my exercise for the week, said I would do 5 days. Originally that was to be through the working week and have the weekends free, however since I didn't get there on Wednesday, I had to do one today.

Happy - your place reminds me of a place I once went to called Undara - look it up. The breakfast room was a clearing in the bush and you had to watch out for 'roos creeping up behind you, kookaburras swiping your bacoand wallabies nicking your toast. You didn't dare leave your tree stump stool and had to stand guard over your breakfast all the time. The big roos just looked over your shoulder and you didn't even know they were there until they pushed you off the stool

Mel - I will ring you on either Saturday (my time) Friday arvo your time or Sunday - which would you prefer.

Annie - hope the dinner went off okay. Certainly sounds yummy enough.

Michelle - hope the DH gets some answers and feels better soon. Geez this is taking way too long. And it doesn't do much for your concentration at work.

Patty - hope the work week settles down. Wholesale change is never easy.

Ceejay - Drive safe. Have a fun time.

Laura - hope this book is better for you than the last. Good for you on the exercise. I am going to have to extend my walk since it is now taking me less and less time to do. I might have to follow DS2's 9km trail.

We are experiencing some last minute summer temps down here. Normally we get to 27-28 this time of the year, but right now we are over 30 and it is annoying since I have been trying to get out into the garden. I only seem to be able to do an hour or so and the sweat is pouring off in buckets and I need to drink. Maybe I am not completely over this cold since I still prefer to drink than eat.

Anyway, maybe I need to go look at dinner and make a decision as to whether I want it or not. A shower is a thought as well, and pj's.

Back tomorrow.

Shad
04-21-2012, 05:20 AM
Uh, D'oh forgot to mention.

Must have been a mail plane in from the States last week. DS2 got a parcel from Indiana and I got 2 birthday cards. Thank you Happy and Mel.

Happy, I went looking for a birthday card last week. Do you think I could find a really decent one. I'll keep looking.

happy2bme
04-21-2012, 09:28 AM
Good Saturday morning chicks,

I see I beat Mel in this morning. Had to get up early - repair man is coming to look at the oven - they are supposed to show up between 8am and 5pm - will probably come closer to 5pm since I am dressed and ready for him.

Also someone is supposed to come over later today to "complimentary clean" 2 rooms of carpet. DH took a cold (unsolicited) call on the telephone. I am skeptical because nothing is free in life but since he accepted it's his to deal with.

Glad you got the card in time Shad - the mails are working better than I thought they were. Which now reminds me, where did I put the extra postage stamps I bought when I sent your card out??? I'm wondering if I left them at the post office :lol: Don't worry about finding a good card, I have quickly learned that the selection of cards out here leaves much to be desired. One must be satisfied with the intended sentiment only because the quality is sorely lacking. Of course up here I don't see too many of the locals being the card buying type - more like "I was gonna get you a card, but I knew you'd rather have a beer instead so stop by mate..." :rofl:

The past few days we have been entertained by wild turkeys in the yard. We have a couple of hens and one very amorous male who has been rather comical and unsuccessful in chasing down a lady. It's almost as if the girls are mocking the old boy. :lol:

Yesterday they were in the yard again, a Tom and his harem of 2 females. He kept his distance while the girls were eating. Then all of a sudden his head got light blue, his waddle got bright red, he fanned his tail and then puffed up his feathers to twice his size. We thought he was putting on a show for the ladies but a few deer came through the trees so DH determined he was "getting BIG" trying to scare the deer off. Didn't work. Deer went next to the ladies and they all laughed at the big guy in the corner who while puffed up, could not walk much less run them out of the yard. It's quite entertaining. Yesterday we - well I actually - was talking to the ladies through the window telling them not to bend over in the direction of the obviously excited male :lol3:

Anyway I need to go tidy up before the repairman gets here. Have a good weekend folks.

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happy2bme
04-21-2012, 09:31 AM
Shad - my internet connection is slow at the moment but I will look up Undara - it looks interesting from the Google return results.

MELODY525
04-21-2012, 09:42 AM
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MORNING CHICKS & HAPPY WEEKEND TO ALL OF YOU:flow2:

I GOT AN ANONYMOUS CALL YESTERDAY MORNING THAT WASN'T SO ANONYMOUS:rofl:
WHEN I GOT DOWNSTAIRS, THERE WAS SCREAMING & YELLING TO WAKE THE DEAD.
NERVOUS SENIORS WAITING TO GET ONTO THE BUS FOR SHOPPING.
MORE NERVOUS SENIORS AROUND THE CORNER STANDING IN SHOCK.
I HEARD A FRIEND SAY OH MELS HERE NOW. LETS GO BACK TO THE LAUNDRY ROOM.
THE SADDEST PART OF ALL THIS IS THAT THIS WAS 2 DEPARTMENTS AIRING DIRTY LAUNDRY IN FROMT OF AT LEAT 20 SENIORS.
I WHO CAN YELL LUDER THAN ALL OF THEM SENT EACH PERSON INTO THEIR OWN ROOM.
WHY THEY ACTUALLY LISTEN TO ME AND NOT TELL ME TO GO F_CLK MYSELF STILL AMAZES ME. BUT LISTEN THEY DID.
TOOK QUITE AWHILE TO SORT IT ALL OUT BUT THERE IS NO REAL HAPPY ENDING.
THEY ARE ALL JUST UNABLE TO WORK TOGETHER WITHOUT A BUFFER.
IT WAS LIKE THAT BEFORE I EVER CAME HERE AND IT STILL REMAINS THT WAY. VERY SAD.
IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THIS, I RODE THRU SOME WATER ON THE FLOOR THAT NO ONE NOTICED WHILE ACTING LIKE CHILDREN.
NO SURPRISE....WE HAVE ANOTHER LEAK :rofl: IT IS ACTUALLY BECOMING A JOKE BETWEEN ME & THE PLUMBER. I SEE HIM MORE THAN HIS WIFE DOES NOW.
HE'S COMING THIS AFTERNOON. LUCKY ME.
I LEARNED SOMETHING YESTERDAY THOUGH.
I AM MUCH MORE DETACHED FROM THE DRAMA THAN I THOUGHT I WAS.
IT DID NOT HAVE THE SAME PHYSICAL EFFECT IT USED TO.
THAT HAS TO BE A GOOD THIN....RIGHT??
PROGRESS IS BEING MADE HERE...no???? !:dancer:
NOT SURE WHERE OUR BIG RAIN STORMS ARE.
I DEFINITELY SEE SOME SLIGHT SUNNINESS OUT THERE:sunny:
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE.:moped:





CEEJAY.....OUT THERE HAVING A GOOD WEEKEND:dancer:
WE MISS YOU!!



MICHELLE.....HOPE THE PROCEDURE WENT WELL FOR YOUR DH.
THIS POOR GUY HAS HAD ONE HECK OF A TIME.
STILL SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS OUT TO BOTH OF YOU.
FINGERS CROSSED FOR YOUR PERFORMANCE AND THE FRASSING PLAN:rollpin:



ANNIE.......I REMEMBER CHIEFS....BUT VERY SLIGHTLY. NOT SURE I READ OR WATCHED IT. TRIED STUART WOODS ONCE BUT I FORGET WHY I DIDN'T GO FOR HIM. HE RIMINDS ME OF CLIVE CUSSLER WITH HIS DIRK PITT CHARACTER. I USED TO READ THEM LIKE THEY WERE THE BIBLE!! NOW I AM INTO OLD LADY BOOKS...WHAT THEY CALL COZY COTTAGE MYSTERIES. ALL ABOUT CATS, DOGS AND PASTERIES:rofl: :rofl:
YOUR BOOK DIDN'T CREEP ME OUT SO MUCH AS FINDING IT FUNNY!!
CAN'T IMAGINE READING SOMETHINGLIKE THAT AND THEN GING TO BED....ME ANYWAY....I DREAM WHAT I READ. :lol3:
MY IDEA OF A MURDER NOW IS SOMEONE WHO DIES EATING A CYANIDE CREAM PUFF!
HOPE YOU FIND A ROUTINE & GYM WHERE YOU ARE COMFORTABLE.
AND ONE THAT FITS INTO YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE :hug:
PS: NOTHING IN THE MAIL :cry:




HAPPY....I HAD ONE BLOODY MARY IN MY LIFE AND HAD THE WORST CASE OF HEARTBURN EVER!:rofl:
WONDER IF THE BAR WOULD LET YOU BRING IN YOUR OWN BOTTLE.
THERE ARE SOME BARS THAT ALLOW THAT.
GOOD LUCK TO DH AND HIS RECIPE!!!
THEY DO SOUND LIKE APPETIZERS IN A GLASS!:hun:
ALSO...HOPE THEY FIND THE PROBLEM WITH THE OVEN:flame:






PATTY.....WHEN SWAMPED AT WORK LIKE THAT IT'S BEST TO REST UP WHEN YOU HAVE SOME FREE TIME:hug: DON'T OVER EXTEND YOURSELF.
SAVE SOME ENERGY FOR THE DOWN TIME!!:belly:




SHAD......I WAS BEWGINNING TO THINK THE CARD WAS LOST!
I AM THINKING THE SAME AS YOU AND YOU'RE NOT FULLY OVER WHATER KIND OF COLD THAT WAS. BE CAREFUL IN THIS CRAZY WEATHER THAT IS ALL AROUND THE GLOBE. HOPE THE DS2 FEELS MUCH BETTER SOON. SORRY TO HEAR HE GOT IT AS WELL. MY HEART GOES OUT TO DS1.
I KNOW THAT FEELING SO WELL. HOPE HIS LIFE MAKES A TURN FOR THE BETTER SOME HOW SOME WAY WHEN IT COMES TO TRUE HAPPINESS.
HAVE A SUPER WEEK....OH ALMOST FORGOT.....YOUR SATURDAY (MY FRIDAY ARVO) WOULD PROBABLY BE THE BEST. SCHEDULES ARE CHANGNGEVERY DAY. MEETINS ARE BACK TO WED & THURS. :faint: THEY CHANGED THEM TWICE YESTERDAY. BIG FIGHTS GOING ON OVER HERE. PLACE IS FALLING APART. VERY SAD TO WATCH. BUT I JUST DON'T HAVE THE STRENGTH. CHAT NEXT FRIDAY. KEEP ME POSTED IF YOU RUN INTO SOME BAD TIMING....:moped:

MELODY525
04-21-2012, 09:47 AM
HAPPY....AND THERE MR. TURKEY STANDS IN ALL HIS GLORY.
WHAT A GREAT SHOT!!! PERFECT FEATURES. NI CE.
DIDN'T YOU FEEL ME BREATHING DOWN YOUR NECK?? I JUST TYPE SLOWER:rofl:
HOPE THE OVEN GUYS ARE SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. MY DR PULLS THE SAME CRAP.
YOUR TURKE/DEER STORY WAS TOO CUTE AND GLAD THE PREVIOUS HOMEOWNERS DIDN'T CHARGE YOU AN ENTERTAINMENT TAX:rofl:
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND MY NORTHERN FRIEND :hug:

annie175
04-21-2012, 03:57 PM
Good Saturday afternoon/Sunday Morning...

Been busy with laundry and running errands today....I took the easy way out and got dad his favorite from Taco Bell...a chicken taco salad...x 3 as my brother joined me at dad's house. We all had a good chat/laugh/fun. No S.O. or spouses so we were kind of in rare form. Cut to the bone, no bars hold...just the immediate family. Very good visit. 3 hours long.

Then went to Verizon to fix a ringback thing that started when Curtis added the data plan to his phone...no problem...my buddy Monique always does me a wonderful job....could be the vanilla latte's from Starbucks I take her when I need something. Doesn't hurt to suck up...you always get great service....lol

Then off to CVS to meet up with Curtis on his delivery stop. Got a sweet smootch and greeting. Also did a bit of shopping I needed to do.

Next was off to Sam's house. Dropping off some formula, diapers, wipes, and drying clothes that I got her. I can't help but to help out, they are struggling. Her having no income is h*ll on their living. Won't let the babe suffer, they however, may lose weight....lol. Ainsley was there so got to see her too, she was so sweet to her nanna.

Home now...taking a break, doing up some more laundry then heading back out to make some purchases on my behalf. Wally world should take care of that one. Blah.

Happy weekend to all, just in case tomorrow does not allow me to get back here...Hope to get some gardening done. Brother has some wood we can have for our pit fires....Have to go pick that up. Other brother has some nice stone to build that pit. Have to go pick that up too. Both brothers are only about a 10 minute drive.

Love and hugs.

annie175
04-21-2012, 04:09 PM
Shaddie..I mailed you a birthday card, but didn't do it till yesterday...so I apologize for the late greeting...the sentiments are there however...and hope your BD is AWESOME!!

MELLIE...I hate reading your posts to me while I am drinking a glass of wine cause I have no FN idea what you are talking about...so I will go back later, read my post, then read yours again...roflmao...at..That means AT YOU!!
Really laughing at me!!

HAPPY...love the turkey. So sad to hear his plight with his women friends and the embarrassment of laughter at his actions...I feel sad for him. Poor fella....he is just trying to make a connection. Bless his heart. You know me, the emotional worldlie, ready to cry for the sad.

CHELLE...hope all is well with you...loves and extra hugs to you and DH...worried bout you both...

Hey to all the worldlies.

Shad
04-22-2012, 04:51 AM
At the airport and on my way to Singleton via Newcastle. Anyone who has been in the NSW region or who drinks Australian wine will recognise it as the Hunter Vally - home of many fine wines and vineyards. Unfortunately, I am going to the mines not the vines.

Can't do much in the way of personals right now. No time. Will try for when I get to my apartment tonight but that will be nearly ten oclock so maybe, maybe not

Annie - the turkeys plight is not unusual. Poor old Tom. He will win out but only when the ladies feel like it. Unlike the white Peacock that I saw up north who had no time for the Peahens, only Ducks on the lake. Good luck with that I say.

Anyway, might be time to go get some food and then toddle on down to the gate for my flight. Have a good rest of weekend ladies.

MELODY525
04-22-2012, 08:38 AM
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HAPPY EARTH DAY CHICKLETTES.
DON'T FORGET TO HUG A TREE TODAY!!

HAD A GREAT RAIN STORM LAST NIGHT ABOUT 11PM AND
I FELL RIGHT TO SLEEP!
YESTERDAY WAS JUST GORGEOUS OUTSIDE.
A TINY BIT CHILLY BUT IT FELT GOOD TO BE OUT ANYWAY.
THIS MORNING I WEIGHED IN AT 187.
THAT'S 4.5 LBS DOWN FROM LAST WEEK'S 191.5 :D
THE WATER IS FINALLY LEAVING. FEET ARE LOOKING MUCH BETTER.
HOPEFULLY THE BP IS GOING DOWN ALSO.
WE'LL SEE NEXT MONTH WHEN DR MARC COMES BACK.
HE'S HOPING THE WEIGHTLOSS FROM THE HOSP GOT THE METABOLISM GOING.
THEN MAYBE I COULD LOSE A FEW LBS MORE:crossed:
QUIET WEEKEND. PLUMBER & I FINISHED ABOUT 7:30.
THAT SEEMS TO BE HIS FAVORITE TIME:rofl:
I NEED SOME REST FOR THE BUSY UPCOMING WEEK.
ON TO THE TV & BREAKFAST:moped:
HAVE A GREAT DAY:encore:





ANNIE.....HOW WELL I KNOW THE FEELING OF DROPPING USEFUL ITEMS OFF.
I HANG PIRATE BOOTY BAGS ON THE DOOR WHEN I KNOW THE KIDS ARE ON THEIR WAY HOME:rofl:
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE GOODIE BOX. IT WILL BE PUT TO GREAT USE!:hug:
GLAD THE FAMILY GOT TO SPEND ONE ON ONE TIME.
IT'S ESPECIALOLY GOOD FOR DAD.
SOMETIMES THEY CAN GET OVERWHELMED & NEED THAT CLOSE CONTACT.
PS: NEVER FEAR.....HALF THE TIME I DON'T KNOW WHAT I AM SAYING!!!!!!!!!!!!
JUST DON'T WASTE THE WINE SPITTING IT ALL OVER THE SCREEN!!:cheers:




SHAD......MAYBE WE CAN GET HAPPY'S OLD TOM A BLOW UP BIRDIE!!
SOMETHING MORE WILLING TO ACCOMMODATE HIM:lol3:
HOPE THE TRAVELS TO THE MINES WITH NO VINES WAS UNEVENTFUL!!
HAVE A SUPER WEEK:hug:

happy2bme
04-22-2012, 11:00 AM
Good Sunday morning chicks,

Yesterday was Earth Day and I didn't even plant a tree :o of course there are lots of trees here already. The stove guy came out and it turns out we paid $100 for a service call for nothing. He fluffed out the rope of insulation on the oven door - it has gotten pressed flat while the house was sitting empty for 6 months. Checked the oven temperature - it was accurate. We had bought another oven thermometer and both it and the one that was in there showed 250 degrees when the oven clicked off of pre-heat mode. We thought that was off but the guy said those oven thermometers take a longer time to get the correct reading - which was true because 30 minutes later they read 350 degrees. He said we smelled what we thought was propane (which wasn't) when the oven was on because the oven was not exhausted (vented not tired :rofl: ) - if we run the exhaust fan from the microwave above it will take care of that. So the good news is that nothing is wrong, just a bummer we had to spend $100 to find that out. :rofl: The carpet cleaning people ran very late from their prior job so that didn't happen. I made some baked walleye fish for supper and DH watched Girl With the Dragon Tatoo and I talked to Mom and sister on the phone. And that was about it. I have $30 in gift cards to use so we will have to make the hour trek to the next town to use them up. Looking to get some wall clocks for the loo.

Got your card yesterday Annie. Thanks very much! :hug:

Congrats on the pounds down Mel - that has to be a good feeling. Keep up the good work! Seems to be no end to the problems with the water. It's a shame those people in the office can't work together to get things done. Sounds like our government in Washington DC ! It's a good thing that you can feel more distanced from it - means you won't get fooled again into handling their responsibitities.

Shad - I'm sure you'd rather be in wine country than mine country. Hope you have a week to keep you interestingly busy. Is this a new area you are going to? I see more and more Australian wines on the shelf. Seems to be a booming export business ... then again, perhaps I was just not paying much attention as I tended to drink only one type and brand of wine :dizzy:

Annie - I told DH that Mr. Turkey needs to woo his ladies instead of just running behind them and jamming it in :rofl: I'm sure when the time is right, he gets what he needs :yes: It looks like most of the strutting we see is him looking big and fierce to protect his women from those deer that insist on coming into his yard. It was good of you to drop off a care package for Lil Monkey. I thought Sissy was working with you? Was that just a temporary thing or did she decide to stay home and Mommy for a while? Gotta be rough - those kidlets sure do grab the money out of one's wallet - just like a house - always needing something and always a bit more than what you budget for...

I guess I should go and get ready if I want DH to drive, nothing more frustrating that waiting on someone. Have a good Sunday all.

diyana
04-22-2012, 12:39 PM
Happy Sunday ladies -

it's been a busy weekend so far...and so much to get done today. So I've made a promise to myself to do what I can until my back needs a break...then come here and post...and then do some more.

Hope you're all doing well.

Love,

MELODY525
04-22-2012, 01:19 PM
http://www.treesonearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/plant-a-tree-7.jpg

HAPPY.....TODAY IS EARTH DAY!! YOU STILL HAVE TiME TO PLANT A TREE FOR MY SQUIRREL FRIENDS!! ROFLMAO:rofl: :rofl:
SORRY THE OVEN WAS A BUST BUT YOU KNOW HOW TO VENT IT NOW.
SOME OF THE SENIORS HERE COULD USE SOME EXHAUSTING!:lol3:
HOPE YOU'RE HAVING A GOOD DAY OUT TODAY AND HAVE FUN WHEN SPENDING THE GIFT CARDS. :dance:




MICHELLE...HOPE YOU FIND SOME DOWN TIME.
AT PRESENT I AM IGNORING MY UPPER BODY :rofl:
BUT I HOPE YOU GET SOME RELIEF THERE AS WELL AND THAT THE DH IS FEELING OK.:hug:

Shad
04-22-2012, 11:41 PM
Mmmm - wonder what happened to my post. I did post.

Can't go through it all again.

Good morning from soggy Ashton. *sigh*, everywhere I go, it rains

MELODY525
04-23-2012, 07:57 AM
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:rain: RAINING CATS & DOGS HERE TOO.
BUT THEN WEE NEEDED THIS BIG TIME.
HAD A BEAUT OF A STORM LAST NIGHT.
YESTERDAY I HAD A FIGhT WITH MY VACUUM CLEANER AND WON.
TODAY I SEE MY HAND IS ALL SCREWED UP AND THE VACUUM REALLY WON:cry:
NOT SURE WHAT THE BOSS WILL SAY. I STRAINED IT GOOD THIS TIME.
I CANNOT HOLD A PEN, A PHONE OR TYPE.....ONLY PINKIE FINGER DOESN'T HURT. :rofl:
VERY HARD TO TRANSFER ALSO.
I CAN GO TO THE AFTERNOON/EVENING MEETINGS THOUGH.
SHE MIGHT BE GLAD. SHE WANTED TO POSTPONE THE WORK.
ANYWAY...IT IS WHAT IT IS.
NOW WHERE DID I PUT THAT BUBBLE WRAP????
HAVE A GOOD DAY.


SHAD.....WE'RE SOGGY OVER HERE TOO:dance:
HOPE YOU DRY OUT SOON!!:hug:

MELODY525
04-23-2012, 08:12 AM
:ebike: I FORGOT TO SAY.......
I EXERCISED 30 MINUTES ON MON, TUES, WEDS, THURS & SAT.
I MISSED FRIDAY WITH THE PLUMBER SO I MADE IT UP LAST NIGHT.
:dancer: 2 1/2 HRS TOTAL

diyana
04-23-2012, 10:15 AM
Hi everyone -

I have missed you all so much. I was really hoping to get back to the site yesterday afternoon...but I really overdid it on the yard work and house work, and I was in so much pain and so very tired...that I just had to lie down. In fact getting into my car this morning was a challenge as my lower back and legs are quite sore. Today after work, I will finish tidying up the guest room for DMIL so that all that's left is vacuuming and washing the bedding.

DH is seeing the pulmonologist today to see if/when he can go back to work...and he's also seeing a cardiologist because some his CT scan showed some calcification in one of his arteries and he wants to get it checked out. He's reached his out of pocket maximum for the year and since he's still off work...he figures now's as good a time as any to get it checked out. Plus, he wants to see if the reduced oxygen since August has caused any heart damage.

He really wants to get back to work, and they want him back as soon as he can, but I'm worried because he still gets winded walking to the mail box or filling the 5 bird feeders in the backyard.

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Shad - Happy Belated Birthday!

Happy - I love the photos of the wildlife.

Annie - Thanks for the card!

Mel - Well done on the exercise and the weight loss!!

A big :wave: to everyone else.

I've got to run to a meeting.

Much love to all,

happy2bme
04-23-2012, 11:22 AM
Good Monday morning ladies,

Had to get up early - 6:30 this morning to go run over to the doctor's for a blood test to test my thyroid levels. In and out. Took longer to defrost the car windows than it did to get to the office, draw the blood and get back home :lol: There was a heavy mist over the lake area which was pretty and things sure do warm up quickly once the sun comes out. There was a mallard duck scraping up the last of the seed in the yard this morning and DH pointed out that our bird feeder was knocked out of the tree and completely emptied out. There is only one critter that will do that - it means Mr. Bear is still roaming around. I have a bunch of things to do today but I think I'm going to do laundry, put a chuck roast in the crock pot and spend the better part of the day working on the data entry stuff for the volunteer project I am doing for the museum. The book Michelle recommended about the dog came in to the library but unfortunately the library doesn't open until 10 and I was just down the street at the doctor's office at 8 so I'll have to make another trip out. Busy day ahead.

Michelle - sounds like you are pushing yourself very hard. I know you have alot to do but please make sure you don't wind up flat on your back with problems. The stress of things going on in general also probably has you wound up tighter than a spring and isn't helping much. I guess if you are doing all this it means DMIL is about to breeze back into town. Geez it did not occur to me that DH might have heart problems related to the lack of oxygen but that makes perfect sense. I continue to keep you both in my prayers for good health for both of you...

Shad - it's funny you talk about bringing the rain where ever you go. I remember when you talked of drought - so the rain should be a good thing. Just make sure your feet don't start looking like a ducky. Are you in a new site now? I got a little concerned when I saw Michelle's note - your birthday is not until Wednesday - maybe she's a week ahead of herself! Will the new trainees be throwing you a party? Will probably not be hard to entice them to take you out for a sip or two :lol:

Annie - thank you for the birthday card - can't remember if I already mentioned that. And the post office thanks you for singlehandedly trying to support them lately :D

Mel - I'm sorry that the vacumn snake won the battle in the long run. We have to get you one of those "dust busters on a stick" type vacs. They do a decent enough job and should roll as easily as your chair. Take care of that arm - no finger wagging at the office people. In fact don't even raise an arm to them. Hope you feel better :hug:

Hello to the rest of the Worldlies, I'll come back later and catch up with personals. Hope you all had a good weekend.

Laura705
04-23-2012, 11:55 AM
Morning all.

Shad - Hope it dries out for you. So much rain gets depressing after a while. Sure hope it isn't so much that there are worries of flooding...

Michelle - Sorry your back is hurting after all that work over the weekend. :( Hope it feels better soon. Good for dh to get the tests done, especially since he has the time and won't be out of pocket for it. I hope there's no heart damage!!

Mel - Sorry you hurt your hand!! With you and Michelle hurting, it just goes to show that housework and yardwork is to be avoided as much as possible!! :yes: Great job on the exercise!!!

Happy - Hope you enjoyed spending the gift card money! On the flipside of your repairman visit - glad you didn't really have anything wrong w/ the oven and that you only had to cough up $100 - coulda been worse. Did you like the movie? I liked the books and the movies (Swedish versions too), but the subject matter is rather disturbing, so I can see how some people might not like them.

Annie - As usual, reading your post made me feel a) tired and b) slothful. :lol: So nice of you to keep Sis and Lil' guy supplied - I honestly don't know how people afford kids these days! Nice you enjoyed some family time w/ dad and bros. I didn't realize two of the bros are so nearby - and I can't recall - there's a third who lives out of town??

Ceejay - Hope you had a great time in MO w/ the family - did you get to spend any time w/ the little ones?? :bb:

Patty - Hope you got some nice "me time" this weekend. You sounded stressed! :stress:

Hi Mary! :wave:
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Well, back to the grind. Weekend was so-so. Saturday I did some laundry and a BE workout, then bf and I had lunch and ran a couple errands. Dropped by the book sale at the library and bought another of the America's Test Kitchen cookbooks - this one with a jillion recipes from their "Cook's Illustrated" magazine.

In the evening we went to dinner with a dozen people for my friend's bday. One person was a guy I briefly dated in HS, LOL. Hadn't seen him in forever, but he's still the same way he was, Mr. know-it-all, which is why it was brief haha. Otherwise, the food and company was good. Afterwards we went to another place for some post-dinner drinks and that was fun, and we also watched the end of the Hawks playoff game. Much preferred that over a club where you can't hear yourself talk. I'm feeling bad for my friend and her sis because her father is sick and lives out of state and she's having a hard time dealing with being so far away when he's going through this.

Sunday I read the papers and did more laundry. In the afternoon was another visit to the book sale (we got there shortly before closing yesterday and I wanted to look some more). I ended up with 8 paperbacks, including the first Harry Potter. I figured for a quarter I could read a little bit of it and see what the fuss was all about, LOL.

Doggy wouldn't eat his breakfast and later on he vomited more than once, and so he's having some sort of tummy troubles. We're just hoping he didn't eat something that will cause a blockage or other serious problem. In the house we're very careful not to leave around stuff he might eat, but he occasionally will scarf down a kleenex or paper towel we've mistakenly left unattended. Those don't seem to cause problems because they break down pretty easily. It's what's out in the yard that concerns me. There are two houses with kids behind us, so we never know what might come over the fence. We think that's where Coal found a sock(!) one time which he swallowed when I went to take it away from him. Since we caught that right away we were able to give him something to make it come back up. But whatever he might have eaten Saturday evening or Sunday morning, we have no idea what or when and that's what's worrying us. Hope his belly was just irritated from eating grass or something... He was otherwise normal on his walk and behavior yesterday, and I did have to pick up after him, so I'm hopeful it's nothing serious. We fed him about half of his food later in the day and that didn't stay down, so we've been withholding food since then. Bf will give him a very small amount of food around noon today and see how that goes...

Watched the entire third series/season of Doc Martin yesterday late afternoon/evening - they are only 7 or 8 shows long. Going to get the next one from the library this week I hope. I just love the beautiful Cornwall England setting.

Okay, better stop rambling and get back to work. Tonight will be either a gym workout or a BE workout. Might watch some of the Hawks game - it's another do or die game for them. Go Hawks!

annie175
04-23-2012, 03:16 PM
Good Afternoon/Evening Chickies....

Monday, Monday.....getting ready for an enrollment for a Transport company. Had to put together 75 packets of information...besides printing all the 5 different spec sheets, quote and application, then stuffing the packets, it only took me about 1.5 hours to get that all done. Tomorrow should be fun! I actually like doing all that.

Curtis is on vacation this week. Today he went fishing. He is actually bringing his catch home, cleaning it then I am going to make baked crusted fish. I am so excited to be eating fresh fish. Tomorrow he is working on his honey do list, Wednesday I will be off as he is taking me for my colonscopy. YIK. It has been 5 years since the last one. I am due. Last time I was clean as a whistle not even one polyp. Thursday he is going fishing again with a different buddy, Friday I am taking the day off and we are going to do somthing, haven't decided on fun or stuff around the house yet. We may take dad up to visit the momma's grave as it will be two years since her passing.....look I said that without crying. Yeah Me!! Saturday we are babysitting lil man as Samantha and Chris are going to a wedding at 5. It is one of Chris's BFs from grade/HS so it will be a bash of a reception. Yes, lil man is spending the night with Nanny...lol. After we pick lil man up on Saturday we are going over to Petersberg KY for my Grand Neice's BD, she will be 3, Jocelyn Ann. We are also celebrating my nephew's (Jocie's daddy) BD. He will be 37. Sunday rest and relaxation????? Probably not. More work around the house.

We got the fire pit dug and part way stoned. We will finish that this week. Curtis and I went over to one brothers house to get the stone and then to my other bro's house to get firewood he did not want/need. It was already chopped and stacked...yahooo...very easy to obtain that way.

Still need to start on the garden but too cold and freezy at night. Have a few more weeks before that HAS to be done...no worries there. Need to get front flower bed and rock bed up to snuff. I did get part of the rockway weeded last week. It looks pretty good. Need to spary yard for weeds yet. It doesn't look all that bad actually.

Still have painting the inside of the house on the list to do yet. Curtis said he wanted to do that himself. Like break a leg, I hate painting. Ceilings will be white and walls will be a light light gray.

Want to get the majority of this stuff done before June 11 when we will be celebrating my dad's 85th birthday at the house with a cookout. I am doing brats, dogs and burgers. Pineapple upside down cake for his BD cake. Then making all dad's favorite side trimmings...baked beans, potato salad, chocolate chip cookies, etc etc...all stuff I can't stand. Good diet day for me.

LAURA....I never had any problems with HB eating too many items she wasn't supposed to and the one or two times she did, it always came out the other end by itself. Lucky I guess. Isn't it funny to see old BFs and wonder what all the fuss is and why we ever dated them. I went through that a couple of summers ago. Good memory...yep...two brother's live close the other one lives in Illinois about 30 minutes from St. Louis...in Shiloh, IL near the AF base.

SHADDIE...sorry you lost your post...probably got flooded out of the computer in soggy Ashton. Keep on your rain gear~stay dry.

HAPPY...you are welcome for the BD card and I hope you have a wonderful day on the 27th I believe. I hear bears can be a real pest and I guess you are living it. Just look all around before you exit your house...kinda of like looking both ways before crossing the street. lol I fixed roast beef in the crockpot over the weekend also...we are getting back on track with our meals..lol...we have having fish tonight which I think you has a couple of days ago....Great minds think alike I guess.

CHELLE...I am still praying for you and DH for better/great health. Poor dears, with all your lung and back troubles. It must be exhausting. Also praying for a great outcome from your meeting with the bosses tomorrow. Stand your ground, be extra kind and sweet about it, don't lose your cool, if that doesn't work be sure to take a loaded squirt gun with motor oil in it and squirt them in the eyes. HUGS!!

MELLIE...saw on the weather channel that you all were getting hit kind of hard with rain/possible snow?? Yikes. Stay in and stay warm, and MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS...stay away from the office. Sorry the battle of the vacuum went badly. Here is the bright side...you have another hand and more fingers....You got sunshine on a cloudy day!!! Hey to Jen and Richie.

CEEG...how was the weekend? Aren't you on vacation? My memory sucks on most days. Stay safe sista!

Guess I better get this posted before I lose it....

Thought of a great thread for next month...

***Melliedays in May for all the Worldlies....***

Love, hugs and prayers....

diyana
04-23-2012, 04:23 PM
DH called me...the cardiologist gave him a clean bill of health (at least in terms of his heart). No issues with his heart at all. They even made him do a stress test on the treadmill...he did great except that his lungs gave out before his heart. He'll be going to the pulmonologist's office in about an hour or so.

Annie - Sounds like Chris has a nice week planned! And what a fun weekend you two have to look forward to. No fun on Wednesday though...I turn the big 5-0 in September so I guess I have the butt checkup to look forward to...NOT! Still I think I'd rather go through that than my meeting tomorrow! :rofl:

Mel - Housework sucks and can be so dangerous! I still want to have a clone do all my housework and everything else I don't enjoy. LOL Hope the pain eases up soon, my sista. :hug:

Laura705
04-23-2012, 07:11 PM
Michelle - Good news re DH's cardiology appt. :) Hope the pulmonary one went as well. Well, no clones darnit, so give that cleaning lady a call! No more overdoing it sistah. :nono:

Happy - Mmmm, pot roast.

Annie - Don't forget to post a photo of the completed fire pit! Sounds like a busy week coming up. Hope Curtis has a good fishing day tomorrow and Thurs. and has a good catch for you to turn into a yummy meal. :) After the colonoscopy on Wed, definitely do something FUN on Friday!!
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Got an e-mail alert today from a business mag I subscribe to - one blurb was re a guy opening a new training center in the burbs and expanding his one in the city. Get this - he advocates a cardio-free fitness regime! You all know that's right up my alley! :D I read a little bit on his site and it's primarily about increasing your metabolism by building muscle through strength training. His name is Jim Karas and I'm going to borrow his book "The Cardio-Free Diet" from the library and learn some more. Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004JZWMO4/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=jimkarascom08-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004JZWMO4

BTW, doggy did okay with limited food, vet confirmed feeding small amounts and waiting an hour to see that all was well before repeating every few hours. Oh, and to water down the dry food, wait a bit, and serve it mushy so the kibbles don't irritate his stomach.

Okay, time to close shop and get outta here. Did I mention I'm still monkeying with the settings on my new work laptop? All the stuff you customize has to be reset. Boo. And I ended up getting a new mouse today because the old one would go dead at random times, and it only came back if I disconnected and reconnected it.

TTFN!

ceejay52
04-23-2012, 07:37 PM
I'm back from Missouri. Had a great time but to full of a week end for me. Saturday was the baby shower and Sunday night was a gathering for a 40th wedding anniversary. I've never been to one this extravagant. It was beautiful. Didn't get a chance to go to the condo. Maybe next visit.

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Michelle
Take it easy for the next few days. Glad that dh's heart checked out okay.

Annie
You are always to busy for me. You make me tired. Fire pit sounds awesome. Ugh, on the colonoscopy but I need to have one, too

Happy
Hope the bear leaves soon.

Laura
The almost 2 year old was the only baby we have so far in this family. My sis and bil kept her on Saturday but evidently she didn't like me being their or she didn't feel good or both. Her little nose was running like a faucet. And she is having day care drama. This was her first week at day care. She wouldn't let Nana or Papa out of her sight and avoided me like a plague.

Mel
Good job on the exercise. Wish I could get in the mood to do it again.

Shad
04-23-2012, 11:54 PM
Morning all,
Exercise done for yesterday. Took a walk around a long block and found some things I might like to go back to for photographic purposes. It was almost on dark when I got back to the apartment last so the walk was fast but I did get at least 30 minutes in. Hope to do more tonight although I forgot a few things yesterday and therefore need to do a bit more shopping tonight.
The rain appears to have stopped - thank heaven, although having said that it will probably come back to haunt me later in the day. The 'ladies' here is out in the weather so one dashes out into the rain and then dashes back again. No room in the little room for an umbrella. Barely enough to turn around.
I've been beating up the guys in the office ensuring they get on with the job asap. When the laughter gets too much, I have to go and intervene. Sometimes I think the lunatics are in charge here in the asylum. Boys apparently will be boys

Michelle - pleased to hear that the medical news for DH is relatively good. Just need to get those lungs back into shape now - I'm sure he is really sick of it.
Are you legs and back sore because you have moved so much you are stiff or is the back pain from the old trouble. Whichever, I hope it sorts itself out soon. Good luck with that meeting.

Mel - Vacuuming until your hand and arm are sore??? Whatever are you thinking.
Oh dear - so you didn't get any exercise with the planner?

Happy - Up at 6.30. That must have been a shock for the system :rofl: :lol3:
Mr Bear obviously knows when he is onto a good thing. He is going to hang about until food gets more plentiful. The rain is a good thing in small doses. Heavy rain like we have been having is not good. Yes I am on a new minesite, this one is in New South Wales, a couple of hours north of Sydney. We are in the wine growing region of the Hunter Valley, hence the phrase 'in the mines, not the vines'. Actually we are only a couple of hours north east of Mudgee (Moolarben) as well.

Laura - not much chance of being flooded here, we have a big underground mine to fill before we get wet feet. Hope the doggie is okay. Such a pain when they can't tell you what they have eaten to make them sick. Just read your post about the small feeds. Glad to hear he is on the mend.

Ceejay - the two year olds often get like that. Really sucky to people they know well and then totally ignore anyone else. They get over it. My grand niece gets that way a bit but since we don't see each other too often, then it is a normal thing.

Annie - sounds like you are keeping your normal flat out busy schedule. Have fun with the renos and building. Good to hear that Curtis is going to paint for you. I guess I might have to think about my place again soon. Butter yellow paint shows so many marks and isn't easy to clean.
Hope he catches plenty of fish and you get a good meal out of it.

Suppose I need to get on with my day - what is left of it. I think I will finish around 3.30pm or so since we were here and hitting the keys at 7.00 this morning. Depends on how the guys go with their data.
So I will catch up again tomorrow.
Tomorrow is Anzac Day - lest we forget.

Shad
04-24-2012, 01:15 AM
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/gallery-e6frer9f-1226331421411

Get yourself a glass of whatever suits you best, put your feet up on the desk and take a stroll through Australia.

Enjoy

MELODY525
04-24-2012, 09:15 AM
AFTER MIDNIGHT WE CAN BEGIN CELEBRATING SHAD'S BIRTHDAY!! YAY!!




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SHAD.....WISHING YOU ALL THE HAPPINESS YOU DESERVE WHEN YOU WAKE UP TO YOUR BIRTHDAY!!:hb: :gift:
HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND CAN ENJOY YOURSELF EVEN IF AT THE MINES:hug:
I WILL STROLL THRU AUSTRALIA LATER THIS AFTERNOON. MAYBE WE'LL BUMP INTO EACH OTHER! LOL
THANKS FOR THE LINK.






:welcome: HOME CEEJAY!!! GOOD TO SEE YOU BACK.
I AM GLAD YOU GOT TO GO TO SUCH A WONDERFUL PARTY.
HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME AND VISIT WITH THE SIS:hug:





MICHELLE.....HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER TODAY AND GOOD LUCK TO DH WITH THE CARDIO GUY.
THINKING GOOD THOUGHTS & SENDING THEM YOUR WAY:hug:





HAPPY......WHEN THE WASH GOES OUT ON THE LINE....DO THE SHEETS NEED DEFROSTING??
I CAN'T EVEN THINK ABOUT COLD WITHOUT THE SHIVERS. COLD HERE TOO BUT NOT MI COLD:brr:
STAY WARM AND SIT NEAR THE CLOTHES DRYER:flame:




LAURA....YES!!! HOUSEWORK CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR BODY!! SO CEASE AND DESIST RIGHT NOW!!
WE CAN ALL GO ON STRIKE. MEN SAY THEY ARE STRONGER.....SO WE'LL LEAVE IT UP TO THEM :rofl: :rofl:
GLAD MR. KNOW IT ALL IS STILL THE SAME. NO REGRETS THERE FOR SURE:lol3:
HOPE COAL FEELS BETTER TOO. I THINK OF HIM EACH TIME I HEAR THE THUNDER SHIRT COMMERCIAL COME ON!
I LOVE DOC MARTIN. WATCH IT EVERY WEDNESDAY. HE SOOOOO RUDE!!!:lol3:
DID YOU SEE THE MOVIE...IT'S HOW IT ALL BEGAN.
CARDIO FREE FITNESS!! I WANT ONE THAT SAYS EXERCISE IS DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH:lol3:





ANNIE....YOU GUYS ARE CERTAINLY BUSY OVER THERE!
HOPE CURTIS ENJOYS THE FISHING AND HONEY DO LIST:rofl:
HAVE A NICE VISIT TAKING JAKE ALONG:bb:
GOOD LUCK WITH THE COLON SEARCH:cry:
WILL SEND A PRAYER YOUR WAY:yoga:




:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS.

I HURT MY HAND USING A SCREWDRIVER FIXING THE VACUUM FOR A HALF HOUR. NOT HOOVERING.:rofl:
MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE BEEN DRINKING ONE INSTEAD:cheers:
NOT MUCH NEW. WORK GOT CANCELED.
ALARMS ARE STILL CANCELED.
JEN PICKED UP SOME FOODS FOR THE WEEKEND.
3 MEETINGS NOW. TU, WED & THURS. NOT FUN.
BUT NECESSARY TO KEEP THE CONSTRUCTION GOING.
LOTS OF AYE, AYE, AYE'S GOING ON VOTING:rofl:
HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:

annie175
04-24-2012, 09:31 AM
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHADLET!!! CHEERS!!!

diyana
04-24-2012, 09:32 AM
Happy Birthday, Shad! Wishing you a wonderful day and an excellent year ahead!

diyana
04-24-2012, 09:43 AM
Quick post for me, as I have two meetings to prep for. DH's appointment with the pulmonologist was not as good as he hoped. The pulmonologist still heard too much congestion and "rattling" in his lungs. And while DH's oxygen level was at 94 when he got there, it dropped to 88 when the doc had him walk around a bit. So it's still too unstable to go back to work. The doc put DH on some new medicine (in addition to what he's currently taking), and wants to see him in a month. Now DH is worried about his job even though he is on FMLA. DH told the doc that he really needs to go back to work, but the doc said if he went back now, he would likely end up in the hospital with a relapse. The doc said for DH to give the new meds a couple weeks, and if they help, he can come in and be re-evaluated then.

I've got the meeting with the directors today to try and convince them I am a valuable employee. And hopefully I won't be tired tonight after work so I can spend time covering all my bases.

Quick shout out to Mel...screwdrivers are better for drinking than for fixing things!

Much love to you all,

Laura705
04-24-2012, 10:47 AM
Happy Birthday Shad!!
:bday2you::celebrate::hb::balloons:

annie175
04-24-2012, 10:50 AM
:hug::hug: Praying for a great outcome today Chelle:hug::hug:

Laura705
04-24-2012, 11:15 AM
Morning all.

Ceejay - Glad you enjoyed your time in MO with the family, even with all the celebrations going on. (And it might have been too much for the (grand?) niece, poor thing.)

Shad - Sounds like you're roughing it a bit out there at the mines. Hope you were able to knock off a bit early in order to celebrate your b-day - glass of wine?? :cheers:

Mel - No, no regrets with leaving Mr. Know-it-All behind. So funny, my friend asked if I minded that he'd be at her bday gathering like I'd actually care - we didn't date for long and in HS I didn't have any serious bf's or drama, so NO, no big deal, LOL. No, haven't watched the Doc Martin movie, but I thought I saw something on IMDB about that. I'll have to check out the library's catalog and see if they have it!

Michelle - Sorry to hear that DH's pulmonary appt didn't go as well as you two wished. I hope the new meds help and he's feeling 100% very soon. Good luck in your meeting today - no doubt you can show them what a valuable employee you are!! YGG!

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies!!
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Sunny but another chilly day. Oh well, I'll take it but only because I can't do anything to change it, LOL.

Spoke too soon - doggy isn't quite out of the woods yet with his tummy upset. Generally okay, but he's got to be pretty hungry by now with such limited food. We'll see how today goes. He also has another injection today.

The Hawks are out of the playoffs now as they lost last night. Oh well, it would have dragged on forever, so I guess it'll drag on without them. Watched bits of the game, but mostly watched DWTS since bf went to the movies w/ a friend of his. No exercise, shame on me. :o Tonight for sure!

Another HS friend at the bday party the other night (she was one of the ones that went to Madison in Feb. with us) told me they finally determined that her back problem was not the source of major pain she's been having for over a year now - it's her hip! Jeez, took long enough to figure that out. She's seeing a surgeon today to discuss surgery, which she wants ASAP. I hope she finally gets some relief!

Nothing else going on, better get busy.

diyana
04-24-2012, 12:09 PM
Hi everyone -

Super quick post....my meeting with the directors has been rescheduled until Friday afternoon. So I have a few more days to prepare. :)

Love and hugs,

MELODY525
04-24-2012, 01:09 PM
LAURA... I THINK BOTH MOVIES WERE IN 2001...NOT SURE.
HE IS YOUNGER!! I CAUGHT THE TAIL END OF THE FIRST ONE.
MISSED IT ON PBS TV. DANG:tantrum:

THIS IS THIER SYNOPSIS:
"In the first Doc Martin movie, the doctor flees to a coastal village to reassess his marriage and his career. In Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie, he resorts to camouflage, subterfuge and folk magic to get what he wants: a secluded house in the country away from his nosy neighbors in town."

HERE'S THE PIC:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513J81bYFHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

MELODY525
04-24-2012, 01:15 PM
MICHELLE....SO GLAD YOU HAVE MORE TIME.....AND MAYBE CATCH YOUR BREATH FROM EVERYTHING THAT SURROUNDS YOU. WHAT CAN I8 SAY ABOUT DH....SAYING LOTS OF PRAYERS AND HOPING SOMEONE UPSTAIRS IS LISTENING SO HE CAN GET BETTER AND BACK TO WORK:hug:




LAURA....PS....SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS HIP!!
HOPE THEY CAN GIVE HER SWIFT HELP....TOOK LONG ENOUGH IS RIGHT:rollpin:
HOPING COAL WILL BE BACK TO HIS USUAL SELF AND ALSO THAT THE SHOT DOES IT'S JOB:crossed:

happy2bme
04-24-2012, 02:10 PM
Hi ladies,

Quick post for me - I hope you don't mind. I have so much to do. This volunteer data entry is taking way longer than I thought - they were not kidding around when they said it was tedious. Looks like it will take me 40 hours to get it all done. I spent 6 hours yesterday and I only entered 2 months worth of events into 1 calendar and I have May through August to add to 2 different sites! :faint: also not being used to sitting at the computer for such a long stretch, I sure did feel the stiffness as well as a twinge on my ulnar nerve (in the elbow) that runs down the arm.

I made the crockpot shredded Italian beef yesterday - it was delicious but a bit too oily - I will post the recipe with my suggested modifications. I sort of overbought food this weekend and we had some nice steaks to use up so DH suggested steak and eggs for brekkie. I suggested closer noon as a sort of brunch we we did it today. Was really delicious. We cooked the steaks on the grill and cooked scrambled eggs in the cast iron skillet on the grill. Ate out on the deck and the bees left us alone long enough to eat. The flavors were oh so good - it's just that DH did not cook the steaks long enough. He likes rare - I like medium rare to rare. The end piece of my T-bone was perfect but the middle was way too uncooked for me. Automatic portion control ;) I had half a steak left over which is fine - it will pan fry and re-warm perfectly for another meal.

I guess we must have kept the critters at bay while we were eating. We're inside now and here come the turkeys, a rabbit and some squirrels. We also saw a fledling bird that looks injured but I think it's just a brand new baby trying to get it's sea legs. Butterflies are kissing my potted flowers and the black flies and bees are not too bothersome yet.

It's a good day in the northwoods. Talk to you later...

Laura705
04-24-2012, 04:41 PM
Michelle - I'm glad you're looking at the rescheduling as a positive thing and will use the extra time to continue preparing. I would have wanted it to be over and done with and would have been in agony if it had been postponed!

Mel - Thanks for the info. Sounds like the movie shows how he ended up in Port Wenn as well as his life there, while the series just starts with him getting the job. Honestly I could just watch the show solely for the gorgeous scenery, but it's a bonus that I like the show itself, LOL.

Happy - So the museum's time estimate is looking to be pretty accurate. Well, it'll keep you out of trouble for a bit, LOL. Steak and eggs sounds good. Our habit is if it's looking like we won't use something fresh we stick it in the freezer. Course sometimes the freezer gets a bit full doing that...

happy2bme
04-24-2012, 04:51 PM
Between my internet provider and this site it's getting very slow and frustrating. My post earlier was hanging - not sure it was going to take and I could not get back in for my second, more important post. It's still spotty but here goes.

Happy Birthday Shad Sorry you have to work on your birthday. I suggest you take a trip down the road to go visit one of those wineries all around and have a glass or two.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/happybirthdayjoy.jpg

ceejay52
04-24-2012, 05:46 PM
Shad
Happy birthday.

Shad
04-24-2012, 07:50 PM
I'm not working. It is a public holiday here - ANZAC day. Sort of Aus/NZ version of Memorial day.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/Lestweforget.jpg
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. Lest we forget.

Anyway, I've been up since 5.00 for Dawn Parade and then got invited to a gunfire breakfast ($8.00 please) at the barracks and came back to do my walk for the day. Shortly I will check out the places to go and things to see around the area and spend the day looking at the sights and sounds. Let you all know later what I found.

I came in from my walk last night, showered and changed into pyjamas - very early I might add - and there was a knock at the door. When I opened it, one of the staff from the motel stood there with a candle, cake and card. Picture as shown. Guess I had better beat the Big T around the ears for that embarrassment.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/001-1.jpg

So I'll leave you here and come back later to tell you what you missed.

MELODY525
04-25-2012, 08:38 AM
GOOD MORNING CHICKS.

I AM GLAD WORK GOT CANCELED FOR TODAY.
VERY SLEEP WITH 2 ALARMS. ONE AT 2, THE OTHER AT 4.
I NEED A NAP BEFORE TODAY'S MEETING I AM THINKING.

NOTHING NEW JUST GOING WITH THE FLOW.
LONG & BORING MEETING.
A LOT OF CHEST BEATING & BRAGGING. REALLY PITIFUL:lol3:
I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS WEEK TO END.
HOPE YOU GALS HVE A GREAT DAY.

SORRY I HAVEN'T DONE ALL THE PERSONALS.
CAN'T GET TO THE PREVIOUS PAGE RIGHT NOW. :cry:




SHAD...I SEE YOU BIRTHDAY CAKE:hb: HOW CUTE IS THAT!!
GIVE T A BIG KISS FROM ALL THE CHICKS!!!
HOPE YOU HAD A SUPER DAY!!!:gift: :hug:



HAPPY.....IF I HAVE TO EITHER EDIT MY POST OR MAKE A NEW ONE.
I HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN 3FC AND COME BACK.
OTHERWISE THE PAGE HANGS UP ALL THE TIME.
I CAN'T EVEN BROWSE THE SITE SOMETIMES FOR THE SAME REASON. RIDICULOUS.

diyana
04-25-2012, 09:23 AM
Really quick post as I have to prep for a meeting...

Laura - Yes, I would've liked to have gotten it over and done with...but at the same time, I think the postponement was a gift. At the time the meeting was originally scheduled, I was mostly feeling angry and victimized. But last night, DH and I talked about what I should say in more detail...point out the discrepancies in a professional manner, and ASK for SUGGESTIONS on how I can be a more successful and more valuable employee. Leave them with the opinion that I really want to stay here and they should REALLY want to keep me. :)

Shad - Sounds like a nice ANZAC day (thanks for the explanation of what it is - I was curious when I saw it on the calendar this morning). So thoughtful of T to work with the motel staff to give you a b'day surprise. Have a great day!


This morning, I came up with a great original saying...I think it's original anyway:

"Put all the B.S. you're dealing with into the "garden of life", plant the seeds of goals and dreams, and watch wonderful things grow."

I may work on making it more eloquent...or maybe not. It came into my head because: (1) life is handing me much more crap lately than lemons; and (2) I don't particularly like lemonade. :rofl:

BTW, tonight, I'm meeting with a life and career coach. She's been a dear friend for years, and after I called her last week and gave her a run down of the stuff going on in my professional life, she scheduled a special goal setting workshop tonight using vision boards. Should be a lot of fun! :)

Gotta go for now...I'll try and pop in later.

MELODY525
04-25-2012, 12:46 PM
GOT ONE LOAD OF WASH DONE AND NOW IT'S NAP TIME. :rofl:
HAND & HEAD ARE TIRED ALREADY. MEETING BEGINS AROUND 5 ISH.
I STILL CAN'T GIVE THE FINGER TO ANYONE!! TOO PAINFUL :lol3: ;lol3:
SO THE MAINTENANCE MEN & MAYOR ARE IN LUCK THIS WEEK!
HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING OK TODAY.:moped:





SHAD...THE PICS WERE GREAT. LOVE THE VIEW!
I ALWAYS FORGET ABOUT ANZAC DAY. SO SORRY.
AND HERE I EVEN HAVE AN AUSSIE CALENDAR!!!
I WILL PUT IT CLOSER TO THE COMPUTER!!
SO MANY YOUNG LIVES LOST & STILL BEING LOST:cry:

I BET THE SERVICE WAS BEAUTIFUL AT DAWN IN KINGS PARK.............
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e9/Dawn_service_gnangarra_03.jpg/225px-Dawn_service_gnangarra_03.jpg





LAURA....HOW IS COAL DOING. THOUGHT OF HIM TODAY.





HAPPY.....40 FRASSING VOLUNTEER HOURS?!!? GOD BLESS YOU!!
THEY WILL LOVE YOU TO DEATH. HOPE IT GOES FASTER THAN IT IS NOW:hug:
WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT THE ITALIAN BEEF.
THE KIDS ARE THINKING OF USING A 5QT DUTCH OVEN FOR STUFF LIKE THAT. AND THEN JUST SIMER IT ALL DAY-KIND-OF.
SOUNDED DELISH....OIL AND ALL :hun:





MICHELLE.......SO GLAD YOU ARE RETHINKING YOUR JOURNEY AND HAVE A GOOD FRIEND TO HELP YOU OUT ALSO.
POSTPONEMENT WAS THE BEST THING AND I AM GLAD THEY DID IT. LOTS OF TIME TO CALM DOWN & RELAX.
SENDING QUIET VIBES YOUR WAY :yoga: GO IN PEACE TODAY!!

ceejay52
04-25-2012, 02:04 PM
Afternoon
Not much is going on here.

Mel
Hold the fort at the meetings tonight.

Michelle
To bad your meeting was held back, but may you can have more ammo to deal with when the meeting is rescheduled.

happy2bme
04-25-2012, 03:17 PM
Hi there ladies,

Today dawned grey, cool and rainy. Guess I should have spent more time outside yesterday...

DH has a tree stump in the yard across the way. Every time I see it, I think it's a critter. Today the yard is filled with turkeys and squirrels. DH likes the turkeys but not the squirrels - told him you cna't differentiate on who can eat here!

Talked to a former co-worker this morning. Did a little gossiping and it appears that karma is alive and well for some evil doers. Did my heart good to hear that I must admit. ;) I do believe in the "you'll get yours someday" it's just that you don't always get to hear when that happens and sometimes it's a long time coming. Just restores my faith that there is a balance in the world...

Mel - maybe your hand is resting but you can still mentally give the bird to anyone who deserves it - just blink your eyes instead :rofl: I guess you could use a dutch oven for the recipe - just a slow oven for 275 or 300 degrees for 4 hours or so. Here's the recipe:

1 thick chuck pot roast (about 2 inches thick), 3 pounds or more
1 jar of roasted red peppers in liquid
1/2 cup Zesty Italian flavor bottled salad dressing
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

My personal modifications after making this once: substitute -
1 pkg powdered Good Seasons Zesty Italian salad dressing mix
1 cup water

Wash the roast and put it in the crock pot. Add 1/2 cup liquid Italian dressing on top of roast or if substituting mix the powdered Italian dressing packet with 1 cup warm water and pour on top of roast. Drain the roasted red peppers (mine were in oil with garlic cloves), reserving the liquid. Place the red peppers on top of the roast. Add 1/2 of the reserved pepper liquid to the crock pot. Turn on the crock and cook for 6 hours. Beef is ready when soft enough to shred. When done, remove it from the crock place meat on plate. Take 2 forks and "comb" the roast to shred the meat and red peppers. Remove any excess fat if desired. Add 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (the stuff in a can, not fresh grated parmesan) to the liquid in the crockpot. Stir for a few minutes to make a light gravy. Add the shredded meat back in. Serve on Kaiser rolls, Italian or French bread. Add mozzerella cheese if desired to the sandwich. Also you can optionally add the following to the crockpot when you first start cooking if desired for extra flavor - wedges of green bell pepper (very thick strips so they hold up to the long cooking), chopped mushrooms, an extra clove or two of garlic. The Zesty Italian dressing has more flavor and gives the meat it's Italian Beef taste. I cooked it with the the liquid salad dressing which contains oil and the red peppers which were packed in oil and while DH loved it, it was a bit too oily for my touchy stomach so I'd try it again using powdered salad dressing, water and perhaps use the entire jar of marinade in the red peppers to cut back on the fat. It did make for a delicious sandwich even if I had to take 2 Pepcid's afterwards :lol:

Michelle - kudos to you for getting some help from the life coach in dealing with all the stress you have going on right now. Having been there before, I can say that I wasted alot of good health on being angry and stressed about the job situation. You already have enough stress in your life and like I said before, some times I think they set us up to be angry so then they can justify their bad decisions knowing it's human nature to be frustrated. It's great that DH was able to talk to you and keep a better perspective on things. It's good to have a calming factor like that. I hope that the life coach can give you some good goals to focus on. If that doesn't work, don't forget about "crushing" the head of the offenders with your thumb and forefinger from far away when they aren't looking - at least there is a small satisfaction in that :lol3:

Shad - sounds like you had a nice birthday. It's nice that you always participate in the Anzac Day celebrations - we should never forget those who have served in our safety. How nice that you got a little treat at the hotel - too bad they don't know you'd have preferred some fresh fruit over a chocolate cake. But the thought was nice. I'm still wishing you a happy birthday because while it might be over on your side of town, it's still your birthday here.

ok, I hear Doc Martin and I think of boots :rofl:

Laura - hope Coal is doing better today. That's wierd with your friend and the hip pain - but sometimes I think that's hard to diagnose. Then again, I think doctors don't always listen to the patient and I'm finding that we need to do more investigating ourselves. Pity because we sure pay enough for medical care. DIdn't the Hawks win the Stanley Cup last year or recently? Been a while since Chicago had any championships teams.

Ceejay - glad you had a nice time in MO. I thought about having a big party for one of our milestone anniversaries since we had a tiny, tiny wedding but then I got to thinking about how much it would cost (a far cry from the $2500 I spent on my wedding no doubt) :lol: Shame that the baby was fussy but sometimes I think it's good for Mom and Dad to get the baby used to other people from the get go just to avoid the "daycare drama" syndrome. Has it been a quiet storm season out by you?

Annie - sounds like you are busy with all kinds of work around the house. How is the firepit coming along. THink you'll be done before Shad gets her castle built? :lol: We had white crown moulding in the house in TN. Painted the walls with a gray primer and I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the medium gray looked against the moulding and the white ceiling. It's a good color although you rae probably going almost white with a touch of gray?

Ok, I have to get dressed and off to the library to return some books and pick up the one about the dog. Also ordered books 2 and 3 in the Girl with the Dragon Tatoo series for DH. They show "in transit" I know that if I go to the library today they will show up tomorrow. Doesn't really matter since the library is on the way home when we go to town - so not really out of the way to go there.

Happy hump day chicks - have a good one.

Laura705
04-25-2012, 04:54 PM
Good Afternoon all. Long meeting this morning followed by a box lunch with the attendees. Having trouble getting back in the work groove.

Shad - Sounds like you had a nice ANZAC day and B-day. LOL, nice thought re the cake/ice cream - is Big T your co-worker??

Michelle - You're right, more time is good to work on your strategy and to practice at least appearing calm and collected. I hope your life/career coach meeting goes well tonight and gives you a bright outlook for what the future can bring.

Mel - No problems with Coal since Monday evening, so I think he's alright now. Still giving him his meals one half at a time. Poor guy doesn't like it, but he'll survive. I'm sure a dutch oven inside a low temp oven was the original slow-cooker, lol. Don't let the meetings get the best of you!!

Ceejay - No news is good news I guess. Hope you're week goes by quickly!

Happy - Yes, knowing someone got their just desserts can be satisfying. Unlike seeing a driver doing something really illegal and dangerous and only being able to say "Where's a cop when you need one!?" I think it's been a couple seasons now since the Hawks won the Cup. Re my friend's hip, she did have some herniated disks, so I'm sure that didn't help with the diagnosis. I texted her to see how the doc appt went and she's got surgery on 6/12, not as soon as she wanted, but at least it's scheduled. The hip problems caused one leg to be 1 inch shorter than the other. I just hope this surgery greatly improves her quality of life!!

Annie - Hope the colonoscopy went well and you're again clean as a whistle. Well, we know you were already if you did the prep right, haha, but I mean the no polyps kind of clean. :D

Hi Java, Hi Patty!!
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Nuttin' much to report. The admin distributed our "absence reports" this morning and it turns out I've only taken two vacations days so far this year (plus one sick day). For Pete's sake, I haven't even used up the days I carried over from last year, let alone this year's floating holidays and vacation days! Time to take some time off!!! :carrot: I might just try and take this Friday or Monday off! However, this morning's meeting was a kick-off of sorts for a couple large and a couple small projects, so I will try to achieve good progress on data requests the next couple days before taking any time off. Otherwise, there are about 5 days I picked off the top of my head to take off over the next three months, and I'm sure there will be more.

I did a BE workout last night - my biceps are winning the soreness competition at the moment, and then triceps next. I think my quads will overtake both a little later...

Cheers!
:cheers:

Shad
04-26-2012, 07:52 AM
Sorry guys, got taken out to dinner and only just got in. It's bed for me. I'll be back in the morning.

MELODY525
04-26-2012, 09:24 AM
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:coffee: MORNING ALL

WE'RE CATCHING UP ON OUR MUCH NEEDED RAIN.
VERY HARD TO STAY AWAKE THIS WEEK.
ANNOYING ODDS & ENDS.
HOT WATER TURNS OFF IN CERTAIN APARTMENTS AT UNCERTAIN TIMES.
NO LOGICAL REASON AND WE'RE ALL STUMPED.
I LOSE IT IN MY KITCHEN ONLY. WEIRD.
PLUMBER IS RUNNING AROUND TRYING TO FIND A LOGICAL REASON :lol3:

TODAY'S MEETING SHOULD BE THE LAST OF IT. PRAYING HARD.
NOTHING NEW. JUST RESTING IN BETWEEN.
JEN AND I ARE GOING TO THE STORE TOMORROW MORNING.
SEE Y'ALL WHEN WE GET BACK AFTER LUNCH TIME:moped:




CEEJAY....NO NEWS CAN BE GOOD NEWS :hug:
ENJOY YOUR DAY!




HAPPY.......THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE RECIPE. JEN IS LACTOSE INTOLERANT SO MAYBE THEY CAN TWEAK IT. IT REMINDS ME OF ANOTHER RECIPE I READ SOMEWHERE. I'LL PRINT THIS ONE OUT.
HAD A LAUGH AT DH AND THE SQUIRRELS AGAIN:rofl:
I AM GLAD TO HEAR THAT THE RULE "WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND" IS STILL ALIVE & KICKING:encore:
I ALWAYS TELL JEN....DON'T LAUGH AND CHEER TOO LOUDLY
LEST THE DEMONS HEAR YA AND SMACK US TOO!:lol3: :lol3:




LAURA......YOU COULD USE SOME TIME OFF JUST TO KEEP THE HEAD IN GOOD SHAPE.
GOOD LUCK WITH THE NEW PROJECTS.
HOPE YOU GET AHEAD SO YOU CAN HAVE THE DAYS YOU WANT.
I MLOVE LONG WEEKENDS & I DON'T EVEN RIDE A TRAIN EVERY DAY!!!
GLAD TO HEAR COAL IS DOING OK. WAS HOPING HE DIDN'T EAT ANYTHING TOO DANGEROUS:hug:




SHAD.....JUST FOUND YOUR POST....HOW NICE TO GET TAKEN OUT TO DINNER!!
HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME:hug:

annie175
04-26-2012, 10:03 AM
Hey guys...

Butt hurts, got internal hemrroids (sp), they took a biopsy of one place on my colon, couldn't tell if it was a polyp or just a fold in the colon. If a polyp, I will have to go back in a couple of months for removal. My personal opinion is that it is a fold in the colon since I had all that rearrangement from bariatric surgery. Other than that it looked good, (YUK) to me. Anyway, unlike last time...my body aches all over, I am tired and my belly is bloated. Guess age does make a difference. boo hoo hoo, whao is me.

May go home and through soup stuff in the crocker.

Will post more tomorrow.

hugs

Laura705
04-26-2012, 11:32 AM
Morning all.

Shad - Taken out to dinner - how nice. :)

Mel - What a bizarre thing with the hot water cutting out in random locations at random times. Never a dull moment!! Hope the meetings today go smoothly with no long-windedness making them go long. No :soap: allowed!! Yeh, been trying to keep an eye on doggy when he's in the yard to ensure that he doesn't eat anything out there. Gonna go out by the back fence this weekend (weather permitting) and rake out the last of the leaves accumulated there and clear out anything foreign or funky. I was pretty happy a few years ago that the neighbor's vines had been growing over into our yard and serving as groundcover in the soil below our row of arborvitae trees along the fence because they help keep weeds at bay; Now it's sort of a mixed blessing because one can't see what might get nestled in the vines for doggy to sniff out and scarf down. It's always something!

Annie - Sorry you're worse for wear after they rooted around inside you yesterday. :( Hope the biopsy comes back with good results. I say go home now and rest up so you can enjoy your long weekend. :yes:

Hellos to the rest of the gang! :wave:
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Did a BE workout last night - deltoids, back, glutes and outer thighs. These are pretty quick workouts. Probably should double up on them, or add on some Pilates moves or hula-hoop time.

Going to ask the boss if it's okay to take Monday off work. Have a massage in mind. Also going to see if there's any reason I can't take a couple days off the first week of June - planning a weekend getaway with a friend.

That's about it. Better get to it!

Toodles!

happy2bme
04-26-2012, 04:08 PM
Hi all,
Bright and sunny day out there - much nicer than yesterday's gloom although it's chilly. DH said it was actually snowing very early this morning. I missed it. Boo hoo. NOT. :lol:

Mr. Bear who we thought headed out showed back up again late yesterday. DH decided to sweep up the corn piles we put out for the deer - especially when the bear came back 3 times. So I had to stand on the deck and keep watch in the yard so Mr. Bear didn't surprise DH while he raked up his food. That was a first for me.

DH reminded me that it's about 3 weeks until my Mom and sister come to visit. I hope it warms up a little more by then. Also means I have alot to do to get ready for them. I want to finish this museum volunteer stuff so I can focus on the house again.

Laura - a getaway weekend sounds like fun. Better to spend the vacation time doing that instead of just hanging around the house.

Annie - so sorry to hear about your sore bum. I hope that's a fold too and not a sign of more trouble. Are you prone to potentially more issues after the surgery?

Mel - that's a real mystery with the water. How crazy - hope they find a fix. I didn't quite understand the lactose intolerance for Jen - could there be milk solids in the powdered salad dressing? Or is it the cheese at the end that's an issue? You don't really have to add the cheese it, it just thickens the juice from an au ju? (still good dipping the bread) to a slightly thicker gravy with an enhanced cheese flavor.

Shad - hope you enjoyed your dinner out. We're going out tomorrow and I'm looking forward to that.

Hellos to Ceejay, Michelle, Patty and Turtle. I'm off to get busy. :wave:

MELODY525
04-26-2012, 05:12 PM
I DIDN'T WANT TO MISS OUR FRIDAY BIRTHDAY GAL WHILE I AM OUT IN THE MORNING.......................



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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS HAPPY!!!
HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY TOMORROW WILL BEGIN A WONDERFUL LONG WEEKEND OF CELEBRATION.:cheers:
HAVE YOURSELF A WONDERFUL FRIDAY :hb: :gift:

Shad
04-26-2012, 06:55 PM
Since it is your birthday here today, let me wish you:
A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY. :dance: :dance: :dance:

And lots more of them as well.

Dinner last night was interesting. I met up with the projects new training manager and we went down to the restaurant at the Motel. Dinner wasn't bad, but there wasn't an awful lot of it and very little choice from the menu. And my main wasn't hot, merely warm. As some of you may know, according to the food gospel of the martyr Joy, food comes in two categories - hot or cold. Not warm. Warm doesn't cut it. Still the conversation was interesting if somewhat stilted as if we both had something to say and didn't know whether to say it or not. Today should get over that shyness.

Annie - poor soul. Hope you are feeling better today.

Michelle - hope the meeting goes well. I have no doubt you can provide proof of your doings for reporting etc. Personal appraisals should be abolished (IMO)

Mel - talk to you tomorrow.

Laura - more projects coming up. Good luck with that. Hope you get a nice long weekend.

Happy - are you regressing back to childhood with the banging pots and spoons etc. Hope your birthday is a good one and you get or got a nice dinner. Karma eh. Gota love it.

Ceejay - thanks for the birthday wishes. Sometimes not much going on here is good stuff.

Hi to Mary and Patti - wherever they may be

Forgot to tell you. I took myself out to the Hunter Valley Gardens on my birthday. It was very nice. 60 acres of gardens based on styles from around the world and some interesting topiary as well. Will try to post some pictures when I get home tonight. I've just been asked to come back again next week.
Now have to go do travel bookings. The Big T must be sweating the small stuff. He rung me at 7.15am. He's not usually out of bed and thinking about work before 7 and he was already on the train at 7.15

ceejay52
04-27-2012, 12:18 AM
Mel
That's weird that the tenants are having problems with the hot water in certain areas of the building. Does each apartment have their own hot water heater or does the boiler do it all?

Happy
So the bear loves to come and visit! Are you taking some time off for your birthday to do something special?

Annie
Hope there is only a fold in your colon, and ouch on the hemorrhoid.

Michelle
Your coach sounds like a fun and helpful thing to do. I've been thinking I'll get a health coach. Our insurance offers this for free. I need some one to be accountable to. Sounds like you are getting more planned for your next meeting.

Laura
Since we didn't get our sell back for vacations etc, I decided that I'd take all my vacation days this year. Glad you are taking some time to do some fun things this week end.


Shad
The garden sounds amazing. Did you walk the whole thing.

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Went to the doctor today to find out I really was sick. After last night's bout of a deep cough I glad I went. It turns out I have bronchitis. I've coughed so deep last night that I've made myself sore. Told him that I was taking the b12 vitamin, he did my lab work today also. Yes, my doctor here is a lot more close but I really like this one better besides he's still over seas.

MELODY525
04-27-2012, 08:58 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-t0jo8p2rxoo/T0ZUUUMGZ6I/AAAAAAAAA1Y/uAkCBLCXBnk/s320/DESENHONAN.jpg
A QUICKIE NOTE

WHEN I LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW THIS MORNINGI IMMEDIATELY SAW A DUCK SHAPED CLOUD....
THEN LOOKED LEFT AND SAW THE MOTHER LEADING HIM!!!:rofl: :rofl:
THIS IS NOT A PIC OF MY CLOUDS BUT A VERY CLOSE GOOGLED ONE.
VERY CUTE WAY TO BEGIN THE DAY!!



SHAD.....LAST NIGHT MY BOSS CALLED AND THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON LEFT BOTH OFFICES.
2 ARE IN "SCHOOL" AND ONE CALLED IN SICK LAST NIGHT AT 9:30..
I WILL TRY MY BEST TO BE HERE WHEN YOU CALL BUT THE PLUMBER IS ALSO SCHEDULED FOR
TODAY AND SATURDAY (MY TIME) BETWEEN 3 & 3:30. IF I MISS YOUR CALL, I'LL TRY CALLING YOU AND IF YOU'RE HOME YOU'RE HOME.
I'M SO SORRY BUT WEIRD THINGS ARE GOING ON WITH THE HOT WATER AND THE TENANTS ARE FURIOUS.
LAST NIGHTS MEETING SAID IT BETTER BE FIXCED AND FIXED LONG BEFORE MONDAY & TUESDAY
WHICH WAS THE SCHEDULED "SEEK & REPAIR" APPOINTMENT. NO ONE EVEN KNOWS WHERE TO LOOK IN THE FIRST PLACE:faint:
I WILL RUSH EVERYONE AND TRY MY BEST TO BE HERE:hug: I JUST CANNOT PROMISE.
PS....ARE YOU HOME 2 DAYS????





:flow2: GOOD MORNING & SORRY GALS ABOUT NO PERSONAL FOR THE NEXT MAYBE 2 DAYS. HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT FRIDAY AND WEEKEND TOO. :hug:




:bday2: :gift: :hb: :woo: :balloons:
AGAIN MISS HAPPY......HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY!!

diyana
04-27-2012, 09:13 AM
Happy Friday ladies and Happy Birthday, Happy!!!

A day full of meetings ahead, including the "big" one with the two directors. I'm going to do a bit more preparation for that one, and I'm fairly confident it will go well. Oh, and the meeting with the coach was SO helpful and positive. And conversations I've had with people lately have really helped diffuse my negative feelings and made me see this all in a positive light. And I am sure I can go into that meeting and convince the Directors and HR that I WANT to stay here, and am willing to grow by leaps and bounds to succeed.

Happy - Wishing you a wonderful birthday!! :hb: :hb: I hope the bear doesn't eat your cake! :rofl:

Laura - Good for you for deciding to use your vacation time! I'm taking Monday off to clean (fun, huh?). DMIL arrives on Wednesday.

Annie - So sorry to hear about your 'roids. I hope the pain eases up soon. And I really hope it's just a fold and nothing worse. Sending you much love and hugs. :hug:

Shad - I'm looking forward to seeing photos of the gardens. This book I'm reading "Following Atticus" is making me want to walk and hike out in nature more...but there's a part of me that's so worried that I won't be able to due to my back. I might just have to go for it...nature's beauty is so good for the soul/spirit.

Mel - Wishing you a great day and a hopefully relaxing weekend.

Tonight, I have to do report implementations, but it shouldn't take that long. Then I'll either go grocery shopping or start back in on cleaning DMIL's room. Tomorrow, I'm meeting a friend or two at a holistic health and nutrition expo at the fairgrounds near my house (5 min. away). It will be good to see my friends, and maybe I'll learn a thing or two. Tomorrow night, DH and I are going to downtown Milwaukee to see a performance. Sunday and Monday will be more cleaning/decluttering. The cleaning lady is coming at 9:30 (hopefully for no more than 2 or 3 hours), then a friend is coming over to help me with decluttering. I've taken Monday off to either (1) do more cleaning/decluttering; or (2) recover from the cleaning.

I haven't been on here much, so there is some news...it's pretty much decided...DMIL is moving in with us. :yay: :yay: Things have gotten REALLY bad with John's sister (mainly with her a**hole husband), and there's just too much drama. DMIL is nearly 81, she wants to enjoy whatever years she has left and not deal with that B.S. So we told her that her room at our house is always available. She's bringing two suitcases when she flies out here on Wednesday. And then in the late summer/early fall, DH will go back to CA to pick up the rest of her stuff. It's sad that things got so bad with DH's brother in law, but I'm really thrilled she's finally decided to move in with us. She just loves being at our house...where DH and I actually like each other (as opposed to DH's sister and brother in law), and there's not much drama, etc. And it will work out great because if we ever need a few days' break from each other (as can sometimes happen), she can just go stay with her sister (who lives 30 min away) for a few days. It'll be good that they'll have more time together during their last years. And since we pay to fly her from CA to WI once or twice a year, we can pay to fly her to CA when she wants to see her grandkids and great-grandkids. :D :dancer:

So Annie, DMIL is getting here on Wednesday for good, so keep the books coming! :rofl:

Anyway, gotta prep for meetings.

Much love and many hugs to all,

diyana
04-27-2012, 09:14 AM
Mellie - You snuck in!! I don't care HOW many people are missing in the office....don't you DARE overdo it! You take care of YOU!!! :rollpin:

annie175
04-27-2012, 11:56 AM
Goodluck today Chelle even tho you don't need it, YOU ROCK!

annie175
04-27-2012, 12:00 PM
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISS HAPPY!!! ENJOY YOUR DAY! YOU SO DESERVE THE VERY BEST EVER! HUGS AND LOVES TO YOU SISTA!

Laura705
04-27-2012, 12:04 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY!!!

:balloons::bday2::bday2you::hb:

annie175
04-27-2012, 12:14 PM
Biopsy came back positive for cancerous causing, NOT CANCER YET, polyp. Didn't know there were some that cause cancer and some that don't till yesterday when Dr. Rogers called me....Anyway, I have to go back to have it removed in a few weeks. I am NOT looking forward to the prep part again. Let's just say I didn't make it to the toitie more than several times and God bless Curtis, he was a trooper and took care of me....he has to love me after that. Speaking of Curtis, he is painting the ceiling in the house (not bedrooms yet, will tackle that on separate occasion). Then we (he) will paint the walls. Firepit is done soon as I get a pix of it, I will post.

Need to get busy around here, kind of feel guilty chatting with you all while Curtis works....I have lil man from noon Saturday til noon Sunday....Sam and Chris are in a wedding then there is a h*llish reception afterward. So I am keeping monkey man....just kills me...haha.

Have a marvelous Friday/Saturday all.

Love, hugs, and prayers...luck to Chelle....Fun to Happy on her bd.

Laura705
04-27-2012, 12:49 PM
Morning all. TGIF! :carrot:

Happy - Hope you're having a fun birthday and taking a break from the volunteer data entry for the day. ;) Three weeks until your family visits - not long now. What sort of activities do you have planned??

Shad - The gardens sounded wonderful. :flow1: Looking forward to photos when you get a chance. Sorry your dinner out wasn't the best. I'm one of those who likes hot food to arrive on my plate piping hot - if I need to let it cool down a bit to eat, so be it.

Ceejay - Sorry to hear you're sick with bronchitis. I can't imagine how my allergies would be without my flonase. Well, sometimes I can. The other night I was exercising and I bent over and I guess I had some excess fluid in my nasal passages and it was just like when you get water up your nose when swimming and suddenly you get this pain in your head - ouch. That took me by surprise. Anyway, I hope you've got some good meds and are feeling better soon! :hug:

Mel - Well, I don't know how the office doesn't know about at least some of those absences ahead of time (sick days excluded) and doesn't come up with a better plan than giving Mel the warning that she's filling in for 3 employees!! That's ridiculous. Simply do not overdo it and compromise your health for the sake of the office chaos! I hope the plumbing issue gets resolved - what a disaster! Take care m'dear. Oh, love the duck cloud!!

Michelle - Good luck in your big meeting today!! Glad the coaching session was helpful and positive. A "don't overdo it" warning for you too Missy!! Glad you've got help coming to give you a hand this weekend. Enjoy the expo and the performance this weekend - you and dh really need to do something fun for yourselves. So nice for your DMIL to stay with you permanently and leave the bad situation in CA. Who needs all that drama and tension??

Hellos to Annie, Mary & Patty!
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Not doing much right now except willing the day to go more quickly. Ready for the weekend, even if I have no big plans. Except I think we might be going over to a bday celebration Saturday afternoon, nothing big. The house definitely needs some cleaning that's for sure. I dropped an earring on the bedroom floor yesterday morning and didn't find it then, but noticed way too much dust and dustbunnies under the dresser and bed. Not sure what the dust ruffle is supposed to do if it's not keeping the dust out of there. Very tempted to rip that ill-fitting thing off the bed and jam it in the garbage!

I also want to make some soup this weekend. And I'm like a broken record - my wardrobe is appalling and needs to be improved. Of my entire stock of dress slacks, I have come to hate at least 4 pairs of them and the rest need to be replaced due to age. And the tops are just as bad. Very disappointed in the quality of the cotton sweaters I've purchased over the past couple years - lots of pilling. And I just don't know what to get for replacements - hard to find basic stretchy tops that can be worn under cardigans that aren't t-shirt fabric. A lot of the others are garish weird-sleeved things. Frustrating, but I have to force myself to really look. Maybe Sunday.

Okay, meeting in about 10 min, so off I go. Have a great weekend everyone!

Laura705
04-27-2012, 12:54 PM
Annie - Sorry you have to go through that again, but thankfully the test did it's job to detect that! :yes: Have a great weekend and enjoy your time w/ lil man!

happy2bme
04-27-2012, 04:15 PM
Hi ladies,

Thank you for the birthday wishes. We are going out to dinner tonight to a nice steak place that should have decent white zinfandel so I'm looking forward to not only a nice dinner but a glass or two as well :hat: I'm going to try and finish up the data entry for at least one of the two sites today because I need to focus on getting ready for my family to visit in 2 weeks. DH went out and brought back sub sandwiches for lunch so I won't have to do any cooking today which is nice. :D

Laura - I really understand what you mean about the clothing. I used to like Coldwater Creek but they have outsourced their manufacturing and the materials are sooooo thin and cheap now. Also they have cute prints on their shirts but they do this cheap color blocking that creates white streaks where the fabric had folds in it - they call it "unique" and I call it tacky. I have already expressed my disappointment with Kohl's (sorry Michelle) - the fabric sizing or something makes them smell badly. I just bought some cotton blend pjs, washed them and they still smell bad so they are going back. At least Laura you have the malls accessible to you so you can try and find some place that might have clothes to your liking and price points. I did like Macy's but ONLY when they had a particullary good sale and I found their dress pants to be so freakingly expensive that I don't think I ever bought pants from there. Also with the dust ruffle - I'm not sure they prevent dust (which naturally drops from your bed and box spring) as much as just hides the dust from under the bed :lol: I think they used to fit better also. I just got 2 of them to cover the box spring on the new beds and they are the fitted box pleat type. When I put them on I noticed there was a bar at the end of the bed that stabilized the mattresses from sliding. I had to remove it until I have time to cut and refit the dust ruffles. I did notice now that not only do the dust ruffles slide about, but the mattresses do too. I will have to secure the dust ruffles with T pins and make slits in the front so I can put those bars back in place. What a hassle!

Annie - sorry they found a polyp but so glad they found them early. I don't think people understand how those little buggers are innocent when they first sprout but can and quickly turn into trouble if left unattended. That's really a bummer you have to go through the clean out again. The pharmacist told me to reverse the stuff - do the liquid first and then take the pill. I think the pill is the one that gives the horrid cramping and such. Also eat light the day before the clean out - no spicy peppers for you :nono: Seriously, hope it's not too bad for you :hug:

Michelle- that is great news about the DMIL. It's too bad that the family is having problems in CA but I know how much you enjoy having her and it's so great that she has a home with you! And it's nice too that she can go visit her sister periodically so that you can all get a break once in a while. Particularly since you and DH don't do the get away vacation thing. I'm glad you got some help with the house too. Breathe deep, what needs to get done will. I am wishing and hoping and praying that your meeting with the directors goes well. Keep it positive sister! :hug:

Shad - thanks for the birthday wishes. Sorry your dinner was mediocre as was the conversation. At least your salad didn't blow into the sea :lol: I hope this stint goes well for you. Hunter Valley Gardens sound lovely - that's plenty of space to roam around in and admire the plantings. Can't wait for pictures.

Mel - I'm ready to put on my "Don't mess with Mel or I'll mess with you T-shirt" and join the rest of the Worldies in doing battle with your goofy office people. Be on your guard and don't let them take advantage of you! I loved, loved, loved the ducky cloud!!!!!!!!! That was a great day brightener. I hope your day goes smoothly.

Ceejay - bronchitis on top of all that schmutz in the air down there is NOT good for you. Please take care of yourself and make sure you get your rest. Avoid going out as much as you can and feel better lady :hug:

I've got to go finish a few things before I go get ready for dinner. DH is outside mowing for the first time this season. Newly cut grass smells so good. I just hope he's not cutting too much - we can't feed the critters while the bear is out so all they have is the grasses and whatever bugs or such are in them. But he is frustrated with our naturally yellow lawn of dandelions and I fear he's mowing like there's no tomorrow :dunno:

diyana
04-27-2012, 04:19 PM
Hi everyone -

My meeting with the directors went "ok"...not great...just ok. Nothing's changed. I said my piece and tried to make it positive...but it still sounds like they think I'm completely underperforming. I'll probably get my improvement plan next week, which I will work hard to complete to perfection and beyond. And also keep other options open. :faint:

Anyway, I've gotta get to a project meeting. Have a great weekend everyone!

Much love,
Michelle

ceejay52
04-27-2012, 09:33 PM
Happy
Happy Birthday

Michelle
:hug: I was hoping the meeting would be more in your favor.

Annie
I've had a few polyps in the past. Nothing has become of them yet. Sorry your having to go through this again.

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I've had a good day, except for locking myself out of the house.

happy2bme
04-28-2012, 01:07 PM
Good morning ladies,

Quiet day here I see. I had a nice birthday. We went to a nice steakhouse restaurant and both of us struggled with the menu. It's been a while since we were at a "nice" place so many things looked good. We figured we should eat steak at a steakhouse but I am totally a fish girl - we make great grilled steaks at home. They also had some nice looking pasta dishes too. I finally decided on the crab stuff walleye fish fillet with a lemon dill sauce - delicious. DH tried the Friday fish fry which was a broiled haddock fillet and setting this restaurant apart from the usual Friday Fish Fries, this one also came with a delicious piece of baked chicken. We enjoyed our dinner and left stuffed. I wanted to go to the casino as is usually the tradition on my birthday. I spent a few dollars and had a good time. DH had some luck on the craps table which covered his initial investment and left us enough for our weekly allowance and a few bucks extra. We finished off the evening picking up a Dairy Queen ice cream "cake" - chocolate and vanilla ice cream with a thin layer of chocolate cookie crumble separating them. It was yummy but I sure do wish they'd make smaller cakes. Good thing I have a big freezer to store it in.

Today is odds and ends day. Still working on the museum stuff, have laundry and house cleaning to do. I also picked up the Atticus book which I have to put in a more prominent spot so I remember to start reading it at night.

I'm sorry your meeting did not go as well as you liked Michelle. I was watching the news show 20/20 and they were interviewing an ex-HR person who wrote a book - Corporate Confidential which details the things companies do to employees when they make decisions to "do stuff". Kind of eye opening. Since they insist you must improve your performance, I think you would be best to dust off the resume and start looking in earnest. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this right now, you have my support and sympathies. :hug:

Oh no Ceejay - how'd you get back into your house? I've done that before and I'm so anal about it I either pin a key to my clothes or wear one of those stretchy wristbands with a key on it if DH is out of town.

Hope the rest of you are having a good weekend. Talk to you later...

Shad
04-28-2012, 06:00 PM
Morning all,
Yesterday became a bit of a blur since the phone rang incessantly - all people looking for donations or wanting me to buy raffle tickets. None of which were happy about my reply. And then since DS2 has kept the house relatively clean and tidy and it was raining hard, I caught up on a bit of tv and dozed somewhat. Then I decided since it was rainy and cold, I would clean out my wardrobe and the spare room. Everything takes longer than expected and I don't notice a lot being thrown out either. Better change that.
Finally I saw my travel agenda, and had a spat about that. Don't mind the flight and car, but had requested a 1 bedroom apartment staying at the place where I was last week - which was nice (169.00 per night). Now I have a 3 bedroom apartment in another part of town at $465 per night. WTF. The project manager tells me the mine has houses to rent and he will source out one of those. God knows what shape they will be in if they have been rented by miners in the past. Think I might consider just booking my own stuff from now on in and forget the 'corporate travel company' who are only in it for the commission. Will raise the matter with the BigT next time we speak.

Mel - I did try to ring yesterday, but you were not there. I got up at 6.00am this morning to try again only to find some clod aka Shad or Me forgot to recharge the phone handset last night. So I am waiting for a little while before I try this morning. If you are not home, you are not home. We can reschedule for next weekend. No worries

Happy - glad to know that you had a good birthday and ate more than your fair share. I had steak for dinner last night as well. It was a nice juicy tasty steak ever so slightly on the rare side. Sounds like you have some decent eating places around your new abode.

Michelle - Sorry, have to agree with Happy. Think they are trying to get you to go without making you redundant and having to pay out the redundancy pay. Are there any others with the same sort of problem? Get your cv up to date and start seriously looking. It's not going to be easy, but even if they decide you are now 'up to scratch' you will never feel safe again. Totally unfair, but that's business these days.

Ceejay - locking yourself out of the house. Did you burglarise it to get back in? Or do you have a hidden key?

Laura - I can totally agree on the quality of clothes these days. It's difficult to find a decent top for work purposes much less going out stuff. And I have noticed that when buying trousers the legs are not always the same length and even worse the short leg length is getting longer - or I am getting shorter because now I have to take them up. Or maybe they are now being made for 6-10 inch heels and my heels are less than 3. Can't say I have noticed a strange and chemical smell, but that might be from the manufacture of the fabric since just about everything is synthetic. I may just have to go to the designer shops and pick up a couple of business and good wear rather than go for lots of cheap stuff. I had to do it for shoes, why not suits, jeans and pants. But then again, I am not a size 2 or even 6 so maybe there is nothing out there for me.

Annie - not good to hear that the results were not as good as expected, but at least it wasn't the BigC. Good on Curtis. Painting ceilings is a tiring business whether you are up a ladder or scaffolding or standing on the floor using an extension roller. You still have your head straining backwards to look up and sometimes your mouth open as well to catch the drips :rofl:

Better go check out the charging phone and then back to the bedroom to clean out some more. It's a cruel world in there.

Hunter Valley Gardens
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/019.jpg

Doesn't seem to want me to add more. Back later to do it again.

ceejay52
04-28-2012, 11:30 PM
Shad
Unfortunately I had to break and enter my own apartment yesterday and today. Not sure why the key works before I leave but not when I come back!!!!!! I'm wondering if the land lord left me the right key!!!!!
Hope you get things straightened out for you living arrangements.

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I did accomplish a good cleaning of the living room. And rearranged a bit too. Still need to pick up a few bits and pieces of junk.

Think I'm going to stay at home more on the week ends to get some things done.

MELODY525
04-29-2012, 08:25 AM
MORNING CHICKS


THIS HAS BEEN A TERRIBLE FEW DAYS.
FRIDAY WAS FILLED WITH WHINING WORKERS,
THE PLUMBER ON THE HUNT FOR LEAKS,
A TENANTS FAMILY MAKING ACCUSATORY STATEMENTS THAT THEIR MOM'S JEWELRY IS BEING STOLEN, (we were all questioned) AND
A NEIGHBOR, RITA, ANNOUNCED SHE HAS PANCREATIC CANCER.
HOSPICE ARRIVED TO SEE HER THRU IT. SHE WANTS TO DIE HERE.
THE OFFICE ALREADY KNEW IT.
THE BUILDING IS HAVING A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN.
THEY WANT HER TO GO DIE AT THE HOSPITAL. :faint:
WHEN IT IS THEIR TIME I HOPE THE REMEMBER HOW THEY'RE ACTING.

SPENT MOST OF SATURDAY AGAIN WITH RITA AND THE PLUMBER.
I HAD TO CANCEL MY C-SCAN FOR TOMORROW.
MY WRIST IS STILL A BIT WONKY FOR MOVING ABOUT.

I WILL COME BACK WHEN I'M IN A BETTTER FRAME OF MIND:dizzy:
LET ME GET SOME COFFEE AND WAKE UP. BE BACK SOON:moped:

MELODY525
04-29-2012, 09:03 AM
I FORGOT TO SAY THAT FRIDAY AT WORK WENT VERY WELL.
THE WOMAN DID EVERYTHING THAT CAME INSIDE THE OFFICE.
I FIELDED THE TENANTS AND OTHER STUFF OUTSIDE IN THE LOBBY.
SHE IS SO EASY TO WORK WITH.
SO THE DAY FLEW BY "OFFICE WISE".
THE MYSTERIOUS HOT WATER IS BACK AGAIN.
IT WAS A VALVE. YAY MEL!!!
SOMETIMES MEN DON'T THINK!!
A FEW MINOR LEAKS ARE FIXED BUT THERE IS STILL A DRIP COMING DOWN FROM ONE OF THE APARTMENTS IN A CORNER. :cry:
HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT DAY....INCLUDING ME:encore:




HAPPY.....YOUR DINNER & DAY SOUNDED VERY NICE.
NO COOKING IS ALWAYS A WELCOMED TREAT!!
DID YOU SHARE YOUR BD DINNER WITH MR BEAR?!?!?
I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO SEE HIM IN A PARTY HAT!!:gift:
TIME IS FLYING BY!! HOPE THE FAMILY FALL IN LOVE WITH THE HOUSE AND HAVE A BREAT TIME.






SHAD.....I AM VERY SORRY ABOUT SCREWING UP THE WEEKEND.
GLAD YOU HAD A NICE DINNER. HOW DID THE AWKWARDNESS GO??
DID IT LEAVE LIKE YOU THOUGHT THE NEXT DAY??
60 ACRES OF GARDENS MUST HAVE BEEN GORGEOUS!!! THAT WAS A NICE PRESENT TO YOURSELF.
LOVED THE BENCH BY THE FOUNTAIN. I COULD HAVE USED THAT PLACE TO RELAX!!:beach:
SO THE BIG T WANTS YOU BACK AGAIN NEXT WEEK....LOL...IS THAT BUSINESS OR PLEASURE?? :belly:
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE HOTEL DRAMA. BIG DIFFERENCE IN PRICES.
CAN'T ONE OF THE MINERS PUT YOU UP?!?!?:rofl:





CEEJAY.....GLAD THE DR CAUGHT THE BRONCHITIS.
HOPE YOU ARE FEELING MUCH BETTER BY NOW.
TAKE THOSE MEDS AND TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF!:hug:
GLAD YOU GOT BACK INTO THE HOUSE!! BUT WHAT'S WITH THE KEY NOT WORKING????
WHAT A WEEK THIS HAS BEEN ALL AROUND!!:dizzy:





LAURA....I HVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT MOST DOGS WILL EAT ANYTHING.
I CAUGHT ONE IN THE BUILDING FRIDAY EATING A TISSUE WHILE HIS SENILE OWNER WAS YAKKING AWAY TO ANOTHER MAN. :lol3:
THE WEEKEND GETAWAY SOUNDS GREAT. HOPE YOU GET THE DAYS IN JUNE OFF:crossed:
TOODLES TO YOU TOO:wave:





ANNIE....SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PAIN AFTER THE TEST.
SORRY I WASN'T HERE TO SEND YOU A HUG.
HOPE THE REMOVAL OF THE POLYP GOES WELL.
WILL BE THINKING OF YOU THAT DAY FOR SURE.:hug:






MICHELLE....I AM SO GLAD THE DMIL WILL GET AWAY FROM THE DRAMA .
STUFF LIKE THAT IS TERRIBLE AT HER AGE. POOR WOMAN.
THANK GOD SHE HAS YOU & DH TO TURN TO.
CLOSER TO THE SISTER WILL BE SO NICE TOO. :hug:
I AM VERY SAD TO HEAR ABOUT THE MEETING.
JUST TELL YOURSELF IT IS WHAT IT IS AND GO TO THE NEXT STEP.
THEY'LL BE IMPRESSED WITH YOU WHEN YOU GET THE PLAN GOING. WAIT & SEE.

ceejay52
04-29-2012, 10:31 AM
Morning every one.
Back to work for me. Things are quiet so far and hope they stay that way.

Mel
Hope the rest of your week end is quiet.

Happy
I saw the video of the bear on FB. That would have been an awsome sight. Please be careful, that bear is bigger than I thought. Glad you enjoyed your day.

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Had a bit of a rough night when I went to bed. I slept on three stacked pillows due to wheezing. This morning I'm a lot better. To be on the safe side, I didn't lock the front door this morning but did set the ADT alarm. I gotta figure out what is going on with the lock. I know that they put it on upside down.

happy2bme
04-29-2012, 12:05 PM
Good Sunday morning ladies,

Looks like we have some nice spring weather in the week ahead. DH and I will set out in a bit to go for a drive and do something together. We have noticed some very large but gnarly trees that have alot of character in them. I pointed out one when we were travelling last week and DH agreed and said he's been noticing them too but did not make mention of them. So we will go look for some interesting ones to photograph.

I finally finished my data entry for the museum for just one of the two public calendars I was asked to work on. I submitted 146 entries over the past week, about 20 hours of work and each entry has to be approved by the chamber group. As of today I see 3 entries approved and on the calendar. I have a feeling this group is not as on the ball as the museum. I just don't want to waste all this time for nothing. And I have yet another website to submit updates too - that one's event entry process is even more complicated than this one. At this point I need to focus on getting the house ready for company as I don't want to do my usual wait until the last minute and go bonkers.

I am also waiting to call my sister. She called last night when I was in the shower. Mom is at her house right now - was diagnosed with attrial fibulation ? - irregular heartbeat last week and the doc wanted Mom to wear a heart monitor for a day so they can see the extent of the issue. The hospitals in the inner city where Mom lives are crap so she went out by my sister. Mom was on 2 kinds of blood pressure meds and the doc told her to try and get off the second one. Apparently when your body depends on b/p meds, any slight disruption sends the pressure in a herky jerky roller coaster wave. DH confirmed this himself. Last night Mom's pressure got really high and she asked to go to the hospital. I think Mom has sort of hit a bump on the health meter. She has 6 natural teeth left in her upper mouth, dentist said they are all in various states of decay and need to be pulled as she is starting to have problems with frequent abscesses. She only has sight in one eye due to macular degeneration and that good eye has a cataract that needs to be removed. She has diverticulitis which makes eating a challenge and her stomach is giving her more and more problems. Although still fiesty mentally she is getting more fragile as the years pass and her legs are rather weak now. She can make it across the road to the grocery store but can't stand for much more than an hour's shopping trip. Which also means she no longer can "hop the bus" to get about the neighborhood or go to the doctors since the bus schedule is slow and infrequent. I think she will be ok today - I would be more nervous had I not seen this with DH - it's just hard to get it stabilized again. I wanted to wait to call over to my sister's until 10 in case she spent a long night in the emergency waiting room. I told DH last night that I think my Mom is a sheet of paper width's away from having to make that decision that she can no longer live on her own. This is going to be a battle royale as she hates to give up her independence but I know she is worried about something happening when she is home alone. And the hospitals they would take her to are not ones that would give her good care. We shall see...

Sorry to take up so much time prattling on here.

Shad - I cannot believe that they expect you to pay for a 3 bedroom flat for one person! When I was working we all hated using the corporate travel agency - many of us felt we could get better deals on our own. Hope to see more pictures from the gardens you visited. Did you get outside after all?

Ceejay - scary thing with the wheezing. Is it allergy related? I always have one of those over the counter inhalers (Primatene Mist), some Breathe Easy Tea, an assortment of allergy pills and a hot shower with lots of steam for those nights when the wheezing gets to me. If this is related to the bronchitis, be careful - sometimes it warrants getting a breathing treatment at the emergency care if things get too tight and you keep coughing and coughing. I know how miserable that can be. And good golly Miss Molly - had to sleep with the door unlocked? :yikes: I would be piling a big piece of furniture in front of it. I hope they get that fixed pronto!

Mel - I'm glad there is one person in the office who had a cool head and was helpful. They will probably fire this person. Haven't seen Mr. Bear in a couple of days - he was last seen walking southeast so maybe he's coming to visit you! I hope you have a good day today. :D

Michelle - sorry about the meeting, I was watching the tv show 20/20 Friday night. They had a woman on who wrote a book called Corporate Confidential. She was once an HR executive who found ways to support and execute the dirty agendas companies come up with nowadays until she tired of it and now decided no doubt to make her fortune "exposing" these secrets and going on the talk circuit. But it was interesting to listen to her. It's a shame how they steam roller good people. I'm sorry this is happening to you - you certainly don't need the stress.

Annie hope you are having a good weekend with your "babies" big and little ;)

Hi Laura - is it time to get the bike out and hit the trails?

Ok, gotta go call my sister now. Have a good Sunday chicks.

Laura705
04-29-2012, 02:21 PM
Morning all- barely, LOL.

Happy - Glad you had a nice bday dinner - yes, I suppose I'd get the steak at a steakhouse, but since fresh fish is plentiful up there, the fish makes sense as well. Mmmm, ice cream cake! I hope your mother's BP gets stabilized quickly. This has happened to bf's mum as well, and I agree, it seems to take a bit of time. So have you been laying the groundwork for your mother to change living arrangements, or is this the beginning? Good luck with that. Re the dust ruffle - yeh, these new beds that don't have traditional box springs cause problems with the dust ruffle. I don't think our bed's platform allows the ruffle to be pinned to something to make it fit better. But I do need a ruffle - I have a couple under-bed boxes to hide. No, not bicycling weather yet. I'm not even riding to the train station yet!

Ceejay - Sorry the wheezing was bad last night. My allergy/asthma doc gave me a Rx inhaler to use as needed, which luckily isn't frequently. Maybe your doc should do the same? Hope work is staying quiet for you.

Michelle - Sorry your meeting didn't have the best outcome and that you're subject to the improvement plan. I hope this is an earnest plan to help you improve and retain your job and not just a CYA exercise needed to document your file for termination. Good you're looking at other options.

Shad - Nice photo - that looks like a nice place to sit and relax and be calmed by the sound of the fountain. What a PITA w/ the lodging - hope you find a more appropriate space. Glad you got a bit of down time at home this weekend.

Mel - Sounds like a mixed bag the past couple days for you. Glad the office employee was helpful and the hot water issue was resolved! So sad about Rita - I hope she gets to stay at home, but the building is thinking of their liability with her staying there in her condition.

Hellos to the rest of the Worldies! Hope you're having good weekends!
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Sad news - my friend's father passed away yesterday morning. She's now lost both parents and her husband in the span of about 6-7 years. I think she thought her dad would have more time... :(

Saturday I purged a huge stack of catalogs and brought themin two trips out to the recycling bin in the garage so bf wouldn't have to hoist the heavy "intermediary" bin we keep for convenience right out our kitchen door in the 3-season room. After that I got out for errands, then returned home to make some Italian veggie soup. Then it was a dog walk, and w/ bf a birthday gathering with friends of the family.

Spent some time w/ the papers this morning, then two BE workouts and a couple loads of laundry. The backlog of bedding and towel laundry has now been worked down, but there's still a load of rags (mostly paw-wiping cloths) and dish towels to address.

Definitely getting to the library today to pick up the next Doc Martin dvds - series 4 I think - along with the "Cardio-Free Diet" book. Well, I stopped at two stores during yesterday's errands and tried on some tops, but it was no-go for any of them. That means more shopping. Bah. I think I must really be out of step with the times because the more loud, garish prints, sequined and bejeweled or otherwise decorated, butterfly sleeved and no-sleeved stuff I see at the stores, the more i want a simple solid colored stretch top to wear under a cardigan or blazer. The tops I see are inappropriate for the workplace and the sleeveless ones would definitely require something worn over them to be presentable and to keep one warm in the AC'd summer office. Perhaps I need to give those alleged no-iron button-down blouses a try after all.

Okay, enough whining about my wardrobe woes, off to have another spot of tea. And it's not morning anymore, so good afternoon to all of you, and everyone enjoy the rest of your day.

MELODY525
04-30-2012, 09:00 AM
http://www.7-star-admiral.com/0002_roadrunner/1387_smileys_food_love_ani.gif

IF AT ALL POSSIBLE....YESTERDAY WAS WORSE THAN FRIDAY.
"Hello, my name is ______ and I have permission from the office to move in on a Sunday." WHAT????:?:
BIG FOUL UP.....AND ANOTHER FOUL UP WITH THE GAS & ELEC COMPANY.
THEY WERE TOLD THE WRONG APT # BY THE TENANT TWICE!
THANK GOD MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR FOUND THE GUY THE 2ND TIME AND BROUGHT HIM TO ME. :faint:

I WOULD SAY THEY FINISHED UP ABOUT 7:30 LAST NIGHT.:mad:
some TENANTS HAD TO GET INTO THE ACT AND A SCREAMING MATCH WAS HELD IN THE LOBBY. WTF??? WAS THERE A FULL MOON LAST NIGHT???:(
TOLD THEM ALL I AM NOT TAKING SIDES...JUST HERE TO RUN THE ELEVATOR AND GET THE ELECT COMPANY OUT OF HERE SO I CAN GO TO BED!!
Ahhhhhhhh....THEN THERE WAS SILENCE.

TALKED TO THE BOSS AND SAID IF THIS CRAP CONTINUES I AM OUTTA HERE AND THE KEYS WILL BE ON HER DESK ALONG WITH THE CEL PHONE.
THERE HAD BETTER NOT BE ANYMORE SURPRISES.

LOTS OF REPORTS TO MAKE AND A TENANT'S SON IS PRESSING THE "STOLEN ITEMS" ISSUE.
I HAVE WASH IN THE WASHER RIGHT NOW AND WILL BE BACK LATER TO CATCH UP WITH YOU GALS.
HAVE A GREAT DAY....LOTS OF SUN HERE FOR NOW :sunny:

diyana
04-30-2012, 11:46 AM
Hi everyone -

No time for personals...I'm taking the day off to get some website work done and more cleaning done, and also to rest my back from the weekend's cleaning. I did hire help to do the floors so that was good.

I'll be back online later this afternoon.

Once I get back to work tomorrow, I'll be super busy playing catch up.

Love,

happy2bme
04-30-2012, 12:37 PM
Good morning ladies,

Last day of April. Been at the new place 6 months - time is really flying by. My Mom is doing ok, in the hospital for a couple of days so they can stabilize her. Docs in ER said they should not have left her with no follow up after her own doctor changed her meds and found the heart fib issue. I'm just very grateful that she did not have a massive stroke which is what could have happened if left unchecked. I told her she NEEDS to let us know when she is feeling twinges or aches or anything unusual so it can be addressed. Let the doctors tell her it is nothing of concern and no one will think she is a hypochondriac nor is she bothering anyone. :rolleyes:

DH and I went for a really nice long drive yesterday scoping out some ATV trails. We went deep into the forest area north of us and then tried to find some place to eat. Several places we stopped at were closed - this was "cleaning weekend" - many of the lakeside resorts open next week for the seas

on and everyone is getting busy cleaning out the cabins and such. We also by chance stopped at one place advertising pontoon boat rentals on a big lake and met the most adorable couple who own a small 4 cabin resort on the lake. Very nice people - they showed us around and we talked with them for almost an hour. They have a gorgerous place full of bird calls (very busy feeders), and the peaceful sounds of water lapping on the shore.

We wound up coming all the way back to town for supper - just a burger and fries at a local place and the fries talked back to me all evening long. They weren't THAT good either :lol:

Today dawned rainy and dreary but the clouds are breaking up and it's getting sunny again. We are supposed to have a nice week with a chance of rain the next few days. Who knows what that will bring. Time to get started on the garden and I need to focus on getting the house ready for company.

Michelle - hope you have a productive day off. Glad you got some help with getting the house in order. You're too right about running like mad trying to get caught up after a day off. Have a good one.

Mel - the more I see of my Mom, the more I don't envy you with a building full of them. I think they require more upkeep than 3 year olds! Good for you for standing your ground with the office. I will join you in a laundry fest shortly. Left overs for dinner this week - how about you?

Ceejay - how are you feeling with the bronchitis?

Laura - sorry to hear about your friend's Dad. :cry: Sometimes I wonder how people find the strengths to carry one when they have such sadness one right after the other. Especially hard too when you hear a diagnosis and they are gone quickly - you don't even get a chance to process the news before you have to deal with that blow. I agree with you on the clothes assessment. I think the classic look has gone away in favor of the younger, more "bright and breezey" look - especially for summer. I have always favored bright colors but it's too garish even for me. And I don't think people dress up for work much any more either which makes it even more difficult. I would tend to agree that spending a bit more for classic, well tailored clothes would be far better than at today's department stores. I have been trying for the last 10 minutes to remember the store I want to recommend and it just eludes me :mad: TALBOT'S. That's it. But they and Jones New York are both super pricey - but that's always been the way it is. I would occasionally shop Marshall Field's when they had good sales and I have to say - the better made clothing really does fit and hold up so much better.

And I didn't give much thought to the pants being overly long until Shad mentioned about the sky high heels that are in fashion right now. I HATED it when platform shoes were in style - had to hack off half of the length of my pants. Can't imagine what they are like now. :dizzy:

Anyway I have babbled enough. Hellos and Happy Mondays to the chicks who have not checked in yet. Will catch up later. Bye now...

ceejay52
04-30-2012, 12:54 PM
The internet is slow today for some reason.

My bronchitis is getting better but seems I still have a lot of drainage to contend with and it's leaving a lot of congestion in my throat. Used Vapor Rub last night and it seems to have lossened up some of the congestion in the bronchial area. Also used the humidifier and put it directly beside the bed. I may call the doctor again for another appointment even though he said it would take 14 days to get rid of this.


Mel
Remember to put a note on the door.

Happy
Sad to hear that your mom is having some health problems. Will she still be able to come for a visit. Concerned about my aunt and uncle, they haven't called in a couple of weeks. She was to have minor procedure done. Think I'll call her tonight.

Michelle, Laura and Annie: hello :wave:

MELODY525
04-30-2012, 07:46 PM
OH CRAP......I LOST MY POST.
SOMEHOW I CLOSED DOWN IE!!!!!!!!!!!! :tantrum:
JUST KNOW MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU.
TIRED AND GOING INTO THE SHOWER.
I HAVE A LOT OF JUNK TO CLEAR AWAY TOMORROW SO
I AM POSTING TONITE.
HAVE A GREAT EVENING. GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE.



CEEJAY I HOPE YOU GET BETTER SOON. ONE OF OUR MAINTENANCE MEN MUST HAVE PUT YOUR LOCK ON....UPSIDE DOWN IS ABOUT THEIR SPEED:rofl:


HAPPY, YOU CAN VOLUNTEER AFTER THE MOM GOES HOME!!
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE GNARLY TREES.
I LOVE STUFF LIKE THAT.


LAURA....IT'S THE TENANTS DON'T WANT HER DYING HERE. THE OFFICE IS FINE WITH IT. LOL I NEVER THOUGHT OF GETTING THE DOC MARTIN TAPES FROM THE LIBRARY...DUH!! THANK YOU FOR THE IDEA.



MICHELLE, HOPE YOUR BACK IS FEELING BETTER AND YOU GOT EVERYTHING DONE YOU WANTED TOP DO.

Shad
05-01-2012, 12:29 AM
Morning all,
Notice I did not say good!!!!!

Everything seems to be going to **** in a handcart round here. Think I will have to stop asking questions since I don't like the answers I am getting.

Happy - sorry to hear about Mum. It happens but that doesn't make it any easier. If she has to go into care, will you or your sister look after her or will you source a care home?
That lake and its birds sounds really nice. Good place for a visit.
I don't pay for my accommodation, the project pays for that, but that is no reason to waste the travel budget. I am currently checking out other places to see what is available. There may even be a one bedroom place in the complex available. The way that the corporate travel place works is that they don't care a fig about what it costs since the more it costs, the greater commission they get. I may yet get to book my own flights and accommodation and just charge it back. Easier all round and I don't get stressed with the small stuff.

Michelle - hoping that you manage to get all you want done before going back to work. Seems like a real hamster wheel that you are on.

Mel - You are sounding like I feel today. Everything I touch turns to cr*p. We will catch up at some stage soon.

Ceejay - It's always fun breaking into your own house. Even worse if you have alarms set and they go off.

Laura - Clothes, I just hate buying them these days. Nothing seems to fit right and I am not that big - bigger than I want to be but.........
Sad to here about another death in the friends family. Poor thing. She will be feeling really bereft now.
I liked Doc Martin most of the time, and especially since I had been to the little town in Cornwall where that is filmed. However it got a little unbelievable towards the end and I am presuming there will not be another series. But don't worry, the Brits will come up with something just as good in time. I do like their comedies and comedy/ drama programs. They always think outside the box.

Annie - probably busy or snowed under. :wave:

Time for Patty and Mary to make their monthly appearance.

And saying that, it is probably time for a new thread. Annie had some sort of title for it. I had better go back and look.

Shad
05-01-2012, 12:51 AM
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