HAPPY FIRST OF MAY!!
HERE'S TO A GREAT MONTH FOR THE WORLDLY CHICKS:cheers:
Thanks Shad for making the new thread:hug:
By the time we get to chat, I'll have a book to tell you!!!!
Hope your day is better. Tired of the crap too. :rofl
YES!!!! Grandmotherhood wiill soon be upon us:bb:
05-01-2012, 07:52 AM
HAPPY......I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MOM. I HOPE EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT AND SHE'LL BE FEELING BETTER SOON.
SOMEHOW I MISSED ALL OF THIS LAST NIGHT WHEN I SKIMMED THE POSTS.
GUESS I WAS MORE TIRED THAN I WANTED TO ADMIT.
SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS OUT TO YOU & MOM :hug: :yoga:
05-01-2012, 08:32 AM
Hello ladies -
Sorry for being so absent...as Shad said, I'm definitely on a hamster wheel both at home and at work. And I'll be working late today, and then I have to finish up the tidying for DMIL's arrival tomorrow.
I don't even have much time to post this morning as I have to try and figure out some questions to ask mentors. I am meeting with my "business knowledge" mentor at 9, and my "technical" mentor at 2, and I haven't a clue how to start the discussion. :faint: Guess it's time to start Googling.
Happy - I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I hope everything gets stabilized soon. :hug:
I hope everyone else is doing well. I'll try and get caught up on personals soon.
05-01-2012, 10:15 AM
May Day...May Day...May 1st...dance around the May pole!!
I made through Friday. It was the two year mark for momma's passing. I only sniffled once but had a worse time of it last night, was kind of bumming about it. Guess it was because of watching the movie Grease and wishing for more time with people and missing out on so many things in life....I know look forward not back. The future is where it is at!!
Got an appt to get hair cut tomorrow nite, then need to have sissy color it. I love getting my hair cut and hair washed. They just don't wash it long enough....guess it is not really a massage. lol
I go back on June 20th for removal of the cancerous causing polyp. I am not excited about going through the prep again. As a matter of fact I am dreading it. I think I may camp out in the bathroom that night just in case I don't make it to the toitie again.
I am a fat pig. I am up to 178. My clothes hardly fit. My jeans nearly cut me in half. I quit drinking alcohol. I need to move more. I read that when you watch TV and get up on commercials and march in place you lose weight. I hardly watch TV and I do chores on commercials when I do watch. Guess that doesn't work for me. I need to cut my portions in half. I am in a size 8 to 10 now up from a 4 to 6. Thank God I am tall. My mind is getting into that mindset of not wanting to do anything or see anyone because I am over weight. Motivation, motivation, motivation. NEED SOME!! I am trying to drink more water also, doing slightly better on that. SOSDD...same old sh*t different day...eat less, move more.
CHELLE...so sorry to hear the idiots do not recognize great talent when they see it. Eventually the hamster does get off the wheel in better shape! Do your best and you know the ole saying....EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.
HAPPY...my heart is with you about your momma. It is hard to see our parent's deteriorating. I don't know what to say but giving you a huge hug sweet sister.
MELLIE...Don't get all caught up in the office and forget about taking care of you. If you start feeling run down or tired. Head home to take a nappy poo. We cannot have you sick again. YOU YOU YOU...remember that.
CEEG...sorry your visit was a little hectic. Next time will be better.
LAURA....is now the exercise queen! Good for you.
SHADDIE...I understand about it being only morning and not good. Hope they listen to you, do what the need to do, and quit muffling around.
Better get busy...lots to do and little time to do it in.
Loves and hugs.
05-01-2012, 10:50 AM
Morning all. On a rush-rush to get some information out today, but I'm waiting to confirm what data is needed before I start working on it.
Had a nice enough day off yesterday. Got roped into taking doggy for his injection yesterday morning, but that was just a quick trip. Before that was just some tea and newspaper reading.
After that I went to Ikea to buy another rubber bath mat. Of course they didn't have the same color that I bought last time - a couple years ago now. Live and learn - should have bought two of them at the time. But I guess we'll be able to live with the other color. I like actual colors better than the usual white ones sold elsewhere. I also bought a vase, so I'm ready for whenever my peonies decide to bloom. :) Also bought a couple inexpensive rubber-backed rugs for 3-season room. Like a dufus I removed the ones that were out there thinking I would get to the laundromat soon to wash them and doggy has slipped a couple times on the bare floor when he dashes into the house from the yard. Guess I'm a bad dog mommy!!
Stopped at Lands End after Ikea, but bought nothing. Happy, you mentioned Talbots and we do have an outlet store not too far from us (in Park Ridge) that I visit once or twice a year. I'll have to get back there sometime soon. Wearing a pair of slacks from there right now.
I wanted to get to the thrift store near the house yesterday, but time did not permit. I had my massage at 4 pm and it was pretty good. The person who did it was not as good as the person I've have a couple times in the past (she's not at that location anymore), but it was still nice because my arms and hamstrings were pretty sore from my Sunday workout. Next time I will try a hot stone massage.
Then there was dinner, then a dog walk, then DWTS. They now have these team dances in addition to the individual ones, and they are so over the top. ...though I did like the shirtless male part of the one team's routine, lol. :o
Shad - Thanks for setting up the new thread. Yeh, I can't believe how quickly the year is going by! Of course with my day off yesterday, it totally slipped my mind to put my May train ticket in my purse (it comes in the mail). A kind soul on the train offered me a punch on her 10-ride ticket amd I accepted. I'll probably buy a 10-ride ticket and use it for my ride home tonight (and for the next time I forget my monthly), and hopefully someday soon I will pay that kindness forward.
Mel - Thank you for posting the Maypole graphic! That reminds me of the sitcom "The Odd Couple". One of the scenes in the opening of the show is Felix and Oscar at a May Day celebration in the park (Central Park?) - you can see a Maypole in the background. :)
Michelle - I hope your meetings with the mentors go well today. So tomorrow DMIL returns! It'll be so nice to have her with you once again. :yes:
Ceejay - Glad to hear the bronchitis is getting better. Would using a humidifier make it better or worse? Guess the doc would know best. Did you catch up w/ your aunt & uncle?
Happy - I hope your mom is back home or with your sister and feeling better now. Yeh, no followup didn't seem wise on her doc's part... a stroke would be horrible.
Hellos to Annie, Mary & Patty!! Hope to see you checking in soon!
05-01-2012, 11:12 AM
Annie - Can't help looking back...hopefully in time it will be to revisit good memories. You're right, looking back and having regrets is not productive! Love love love it when the shampoo person at the salon will give me a little scalp massage! :love: :D Re moving more - once the weather is nicer you can get back out for those lunchtime walks right? I used to exercise during commercials, but now we DVR most of our shows and so there are no more commercial breaks!! I definitely need to up my water intake. Ever since the lid of my favorite water cup broke, I've been using a smaller cup and not been refilling it enough. Been looking around for a new one, but there aren't any like my old one. Boo. Anyway, I'm not nearly tall enough for my weight, and coming from the high 180's perspective, 178 sounds pretty good. And I know I said no regrets, but I sure wish I worked to maintain way back before my weight became a significant issue - don't we all!!
05-01-2012, 11:37 AM
Good morning ladies,
As Bob Seger would say - Turn the Page ... another month roles around the corner. This marks 6 months since I stopped working and means my severance benefits have ended :( First up is to call and change the health insurance. That's going to be a hassle. We're also supposed to get some potentially strong thunderstorms this afternoon and I need a few things from the grocery store so I'd better get a move on.
My Mom is still in the hospital - might be there a few days. My sister said she is the healthiest one in the hospital :lol: She is in good spirits and an ideal patient but is understandably bored and eager to get out of there. The problem right now is that her heartbeat races when she does anything other than just sit quietly. I think they want that under control before she gets her walking papers.
Shad - thanks for setting up the new thread. I like the title :D Sorry to see from your FB post that the day has taken a turn for the worst. Hope you only have an hour left in the work day so that you don't have to suffer for too long. You're good at preparing so I think you can put off until there is only .5 months left to think about the Grandmotherhood :lol:
Laura - we got a hot stone massage when we went up to the Ozarks. It really helped DH and his back so I ordered some river rock and massage oil and if he's a good boy he will occasionally get a massage from me. :lol: I actually just found my stones - I used a very old electric fry pan with crock pot insert to heat the stones and was very happy to see they made the move intact and did not destroy my crock insert. You can probably get a set of rocks and oil for less than the cost of a hot stone massage. Hint to BF ;) ;) ;) :lol: That was nice of someone to help you out with a train fare. Used to be that the first of the month they would let you ride in with the previous month's monthly ticket so that you could buy a new one at the train station but I think they did away with that practice once they started the ticket by mail program. And finally much to DH's frustration, I find that when I really, really like something (like a particular spoon type of silicone spatula), I will sometimes buy 2 just to have a spare - especially if it's something I think I will never find again. :lol: I am still hunting down a second pair of black capri modal fabric pj pants that I found at Kohls and loved to shreds :rofl: So buy wisely ;)
Annie - I can't believe it's been 2 years already for your Mom :hug: And it sounds like you are coming to terms with it - can't say there will EVER be a day you don't think of her with a tear in the eye. As for your polyp, can't you ask the doc or the pharmacist for a prep kit that might not be so terribly harsh on your system? I hear you on the weight thing - my sister was complaining of the same thing. I know you run like a woman possessed from sun up to sun down but sometimes they say while that helps from gaining too much - it also is not enough to turn the scale down. I guess if you find yourself at a point you are not happy with, the only answer is counting calories WHICH I HATE :lol: I will agree tho we probably take in more than we realize. I hope you can find something that works for you as I know how frustrating that can be. Perhaps a lunchtime walk if you get to take a lunch break?
Michelle - hope your 9am meeting went well. About all I can suggest is to ask them what they think the company values in skills and knowledge nowadays. Keep them talking and listen for suble clues. I can indeed vouch for the fact that oftentimes what we think as common sense as important is not what the company views as such. I do hope they are of some help to you. :hug:
Mellie - a whole month to honor you - how nice! :dance: I'm loving your May pole today. Sounds like you are still a bit tired and in need of an easy day. Let it be so or bop them offenders with your May pole :rofl:
Ceejay - I found that a warm air vaporizer helped me when I was wheezy. Cold air humidifer just made me more sick. Hope you feel better.
I think I'd better get off this computer as the gray clouds are moving in and I don't want to be caught out in heavy rain. Later chicks...
05-01-2012, 11:40 AM
I sure wish I worked to maintain way back before my weight became a significant issue - don't we all!!
couldn't agree with you more Laura
DH got the treadmill set up in the 3rd bay of the garage. But the paper with the sequence code to start the thing is no where to be found so... that will be an adventure.
05-01-2012, 12:43 PM
Thanks for bringing us into May. I can't believe that this year is flying by so fast. Are you gettiing excited to see the grandbaby?
Sounds lke you had a good shopping day. I'm beginning to like to shop by myself. When I'm with friend's or my aunt I have a tendency to go with the flow. My warm air humidifier is doing wonders as it keeps my throat from drying out to much. I'm supposed to be using it all the time.
Hope your mom is doing better. Wish that the doctor had made her a follow up appointment. Those fast heartbeats can be scary especially at night when they wake you out of a deep sleep.
Good luck with the meetings. I'd like to know how those turned out too.
I'm looking forward to see what you have planned with dmil.
How's that little boy doing? I need to get my hair cut again. But the hairdressers drown me. Think I'm to short. Therefore, I don't like to get my hair washed.
I'm taking a do nothing day on Thursday. Want to join me?
Nothing new here. I've got the reports ready to go for the month of April and will take them over to the boss after lunch. I want to double check some errors I found on the copies but I think I've already found them on the orignals.
Must be feeling better as I rode the bike for 15 minutes last night but I did cough a bunch too.
I'm not coughing as deep or long as I have been. I'm on the road to recovery.
05-01-2012, 07:33 PM
Michelle - these mentors, are they sent to you by the business or are they people you have picked? Keep it simple. Ask them to explain the business processes that you are evidently not meeting according to the bigwigs and then ensure you have the company policy correct. If the company picked your mentor, who's to say that they are going to give you the good oil - do they know what the good oil is in the first place. See if you can find the policies on the intranet. Staff behaviour and expectations should be set out there.
I might start by doing this before the meeting so you can show that you have initiative. Mel - Chat. I will be home Friday night and not late either. So do you want to chat on my Saturday, your Friday arvo or my Sunday morning, your Saturday arvo. Or are things still humming over there?
Annie - I found with the death of my parents that it took around two years to 'get over it'. You never actually get over it, but as time goes along, you remember the good years and the fun things more than the actual passing. At first all you want to do is talk about them. Then there is the guilt factor - in my case it was - if I had been there then I might have been able to save him - probably not true but I believed it at the time. Even worse, Dad's death sent my Mum into a downward spiral of dementia and I felt guilty about that as well.
You have a bright future to look forward to - grandkids etc. and a wedding for the DS and another for yourself. I'm sure you won't forget Mum but will start to think of the good things now rather than the loss.
I don't think you can say you are fat, you have a good 6 or 7 inches on me and I weigh about the same at the moment. Really do have to do something about that.
Laura - colours for houses never stay the same more than 1 year along. It's like fashion, they'd love us to redecorate every year.
Hope you got all your info lined up. I'm just correcting a whole lot of rubbish that someone wrote at the moment. It's not the writing that is wrong, it is the content. Fair go.
What a nice person to give you a ride on the train off their ticket. There is good in the world. I like to hear about random acts of kindness.
Happy - nice to hear that Mum is taking notice and being the health germ around the place. She needs to be stablised before she comes home, you are right. How old is she again. In her eighties if I remember. She has done very well to be independent for so long.
Here I am dealing with people who haven't moved with the times, who really don't think that life will be much different with SAP. WRONG. I had to bully the Inventory man into cataloguing some items that are actually critical spare parts. Bah humbug. Poor man will wish he had retired pre SAP soon.
Ceejay - Baby will arrive when baby decides to arrive. I am sort of looking forward to this but I have a lot of things to do before baby arrives and I maybe will have to take some time off to get those things done. I might have to go shopping for some bits soon. DS1 tells me they have purchased the stroller thingy so I should work out what else they may need as well. A phone call is in order I think.
Hope you got the reports sorted in the right order.
Okay - so time is now such that I need a cup of tea and I need to get on with some work. So saying I had better go and do this thing. Catch you later
$1000 fine? Why not release the blokes into the shark infested waters = they might make a nice pickled appetizer. Poor Dirk - what a frightful experience - glad he's ok. Stupid humans.
05-02-2012, 08:23 AM
Holy Cr*p Shad...I agree with HAPPY. Do unto others..is my philosophy. Poor lil Dirk, scared to death, probably hungry too. Makes me sad.
Will come back later, have to produce some slicks for an enrollment this afternoon. Also giving blood, or trying to at 9.
05-02-2012, 08:25 AM
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE.
OUR WORLDLY MONTHS ARE SPEEDING BY.
NOTHING NEW SINCE YESTERDAY.
JUST THE USUAL CRAPOLA.:rofl:
I DID CALL MY BOSS THOUGH LAST NIGHT.
TOLD HER THE NEW TENANT IS BECOMING A PAIN ALREADY.
SHE IS YOUNGER, 40'S, BUT SICKLY, DIALYSIS, AND EXTREMELY NEEDY!!!!
I AM NOT HER PERSONAL CAREGIVER OR SUPERINTENDANT.
THE MORE I TRY TO CUT BACK THE MORE STUFF LIKE THIS IS HAPPENING. WTF!
I AM STILL HAVING SOME PROBS WITH MY RIGHT ARM.
BUT I AM GOING TO TRADER JOE'S TOMOOROW WITH OR WITHOUT IT! :lol3:
HAVE A SUPER DAY :moped:
MICHELLE.....GOOD LUCK WITH THE MENTORS. WE'LL BE SENDING YOU GOOD VIBES :crossed:
ANNIE....IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE 2 YEARS HAVE GONE BY ALREADY.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY IN HEAVEN MOM :angel:
MY BABY BROTHER & I HAD BIRTHDAYS IN MARCH AND HE PASSED AWAY IN MARCH. SO I HAVE A SNIFFLE EVERY YEAR. DON'T BE HARD ON YOURSELF. WE'RE ALLOWED TO THINK OF THEM. :hug:
PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR POLYP REMOVAL AND FOR GOOD RESULTS!:hug:
LAURA......I CAN JUST SEE COAL DOING THE SLIDING THING ON THE FLOOR. Weeeeeee!
GLAD THE MASSAGE WAS GOOD. I GAVE THE KIDS A CHEAP HOT ROCKS "COOKER" FOR THEIR "ANNIVERSARY" LONG AGO.
THEY LOVED IT.
I USED TO WATCH FELIX & OSCAR BUT DON'T REMEMBER THAT PART.
JUST THE THOUGHT OF AS MAYPOLE MAKES ME HAPPY...THAT AND MERRY-GO-ROUNDS:dance:
HAPPY....I AM GLAD MOM IS THE HEALTHIEST ONE IN THE HOSPITAL.
HOPING THEY GET THE HEARTRATE DOWN. I WONDER WHAT CAUSES THAT??
I CAN SEE MOM SITTING THERE THINKING OF A GAZILLION THINGS SHE COULD BE DOING AT HOME! :hug:
HOPE YOU MADE IT TO THE STORE BEFORE YOU GOT DRENCHED:rain:
CEEJAY....VERY HAPPY TO HEAR YOU ARE ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY.
THAT COUGHING BUSINESS CANNOT BE ANY FUN AT ALL.
GOOD FOR YOU GETTING THE EXERCISE THOUGH. GOOD FOR THE LUNGS TOO.
HOPE THE REPORTS WENT WELL AND YOU FOUND EVERYTHING.
SHAD....I THINK MY FRIDAY ARVO MIGHT BE BETTER.
IT'S HARD TO PICK ONE CAUSE FOR SOME REASON THINGS SEEM OUT OF WHACK HERE.:rofl:
BUT I CAN GIVE IT MY BEST SHOT!! :rofl:
WHEN I HAD TO LEAVE THE APARTM,ENT LAST TIME, I UNPLUGGED THE PHONE SO YOU WOULDN'T GET THE ANS. MACHINE.
IF ANYTHING GES WRONG, I'LL DO IT AGAIN.
SUPPOSEDLY NOTHING IS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND EXCEPOT EMERGENCIES.:crossed:
05-02-2012, 08:35 AM
**** WHEN I WENT TO POST THIS...3FC TOSSED ME OUT AND MADE ME LOG IN ?!?! THEN IT SAID I HAD THE WRONG PASSWORD. SO I CLOSED IE AND REOPENED IT! THIS SITE IS WONKY!!:dizzy:
I JUST READ THE LINK ABOUT THAT POOR PENGUIN.
I HEARD IT ON THE NEWS HERE BUT NOT THE PART ABOUT THEM RELEASING POOR DIRK INTO THE OCEAN. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THEY SHOULD BE MADE TO CLEAN TANKS AND PENGUIN POOP FOR THE NEXT YEASR!!!
POOR LITTLE THING OUT THERE SHIVERING.
TOSS THE BLOODY KIDS INTO THE SHARK TANK....I AGREE WITH MY SISTA CHICKS!!
05-02-2012, 09:03 AM
Good morning ladies -
DMIL arrives today...and while I wasn't able to get the house quite as tidy as I would've liked to...I'm sure she'll be okay with it. She's so excited to be moving in with us...she's like a little kid. Even though she won't have all her stuff until John goes out there in late summer/early fall to get it, she'll at least be living in a much less stressful environment. :)
Work is going...our company is upgrading to Windows 7 and Office 2010, and the project I'm currently assigned to is to determine which of our legacy applications (of which there are hundreds) will work on the new upgrade and which need modifications. It's definitely a challenge to try and troubleshoot all the applications I'm not familiar with, and unfortunately I'm not resolving the issues quite as fast as my two counterparts on the team...which I'm sure is being noticed by my director.
The two meetings with my mentors went well. I gleaned a bit of info from them...and I'm sure I'll have more questions in the coming days/weeks.
Shad - So exciting that you're just a few months away from being a grandmother!! You brought up good points about my mentors. My "business acumen" mentor was one picked by my director. The technical mentor was a gentleman picked by me, and at first, the director said he doesn't normally condone male-female mentoring (What?? Are we not adults here??), but he eventually gave in. I have found several of the policies online...but some of the expectations I'm apparently not meeting are vague. "Leadership" because the word "Senior" is in my job title; but I'm not a team or project lead. "Subject Matter Expert"...I was in terms of reporting but that doesn't account for anything...and since my actual Java programming skills are rusty, and I haven't been on a broad number of development projects, I'm not a subject matter expert in my new area...and am therefore, "underperforming". DH thinks they've trumped up these criticisms, and he's probably right. I'm going to do my darndest to exceed every expectation on my "plan" which I still haven't seen yet, but I'm not in a rush because the 30-60-90 day clock doesn't start until I get the plan. As for the idiots who took Dirk...I agree with Happy...release the b*stards into shark infested waters.
Annie - Sending hugs for you. You'll always miss your mom, and occasionally shed a tear. I still miss my mom and dad a lot, and it's been nearly 9 years. Right now, I wish I could talk to my dad about my career stuff. Is June 20th the earliest you could get in for your procedure? Oh, and btw....you are NOT a fat pig, my dear sista. You're more active than most people I know...you're just a great cook!!
Happy - Sorry to hear that mom is still in the hospital, but with her irregular heart rate, that's the best place for her. I hope your benefits switch goes well. We got our thunderstorms at 4 am. KA-BOOM!! As for the treadmill, can you go on the manufacturer's website (or call them) to get the sequence code?
Laura - I'm going to be making a trip to the thrift store this week. Our friend who lives in Chicago is a member of the Moose Lodge (and actually so am I, though I attend more events at her Lodge than the one where we live). Anyway, her Lodge is having a Kentucky Derby Day on Saturday to watch the race on TV, wear funny/impressive hats, drink Mint Juleps, etc., and it's followed by a steak dinner. DMIL is going with me, and DH will go too if he feels up for it. I remember that May Pole scene in the opening of the Odd Couple! Too Funny! I haven't thought about that show in years. So nice that you treated yourself to a massage. So nice of the person to help you out on the train fare. :)
Ceejay - I've found that a humidifier makes the breathing better when I have bronchitis. Also, putting metholatum or vicks vapor rub on the chest helps too. I'm glad to hear it helps you too, and that you're starting to feel better. Don't overdo it though...breathing issues are nothing to mess around with.
Mellie - I hope you're having a relaxing day after the hellish weekend. Don't let the tenants get to you.
Gotta go for now...project meeting to prep for.
05-02-2012, 09:56 AM
Nothing new in my corner of thw world.
Every one have a good day.
05-02-2012, 12:46 PM
Ever since I decided to try and clean the zip top from our sleep number mattress - outside in the sunshine and air where it can dry nicely - that must have been what the universe was waiting for to unleash the rain. It's supposed to be 70 degrees and sunny now but it's totally overcast and while dry, everything is damp from last night's rain.
I went grocery shopping yesterday and while I started out only to get a few things, everything looked fresh and delicious and I bought a TON of food. Actually I never shopped the interior of the store - just the produce section, the meat and dairy sections. :lol: Our eating kind of fell into a routine that I just wasn't happy with so it's back to my tried and true way of eating of grilled or lean meats, fresh vegetables and fruits. Oh and an applesauce donut for brekkie because you have to have a treat once in a while :lol: I wanted to make PF Chang's lettuce wraps for lunch one day and it's best to use ground chicken for that. My store had it on sale and the rack was as empty as Mother Hubbard's cupboard. :mad: So I went over to the co-op store who had it on sale too but just a bit more than the other store. They only had one package in the cooler but the nice butcher went into the back and got me 2 more packs. They are changing the store around a bit and are clearing the shelves to bring in a new line of food. All through the store are displays of clearance items at some really good prices. I walked out with a cart full of stuff and only went in there for 2 things. :yikes: My freezer is filled to the gills and I have a huge menu to plan out. I should not have to go to the store for at least 2 weeks save some immediate perishables.
Michelle - welcome home DMIL :hug: :yay: I'm not sure you can ever get the house the way you want it - and if you do, it's a challenge to keep it that way. She's back and that's all that matters. I feel for you on your new project - that brought a bit of the crunching of the chest fear for me - troubleshooting stuff I have no idea about. AND... sometimes you bring up something that is serious for the end user but the tech team doesn't want to deal with it because it would slow the rollout :dizzy: Do the best you can, don't let it stress you out. I'm sure there are lots of people who appreciate your thoroughness.
Mel - I hate when the site starts getting all wonky with the login. That means it might burp big time in a bit. Hope not. I thought I was the one who caught that. I guess someone is going to have to have a talk with the new tenant and explain that this is not an extended care facility and if she needs an assistant or caretaker she'd better hire one. Or Mel you could pull one of my Momma's favorites and point to your chair when she starts complaining and say "I learned how to take care of myself, you can too" and take off. No one needs a dingleball in their life. :lol: Sorry to hear that your arm is still bothering you. Better get that rested up - you need a good shooting arm up this way. ;)
Shad - I'm still thinking about poor Dirk. Idiots. My Mom is 85 and still going strong. I hope they can get her stabilized as I really am looking forward to her visit in 3 weeks. :crossed: Do I remember correctly - is the baby in another state where you will have to do some travelling to be there? And someone is going to have to teach the new mom how to interpret baby needs. I'm sure you will love being a grandma once you see the baby.
Hello Annie, Ceejay and Laura :wave:
Sun keeps peeking in and out - not sure what it's going to do and you certainly can't believe the weather forecast. See yah later chicks.
05-02-2012, 03:36 PM
Hello all. Couple long meetings dominated my morning.
Happy - Always nice to catch some good deals at the market. Sure hope your mom is feeling good and able to visit you in 3 weeks! :crossed: It was just until very recently (last 3-4 months?) with the "Be fair, pay the fare" campaign that Metra used to let riders use their previous month's train tickets until noon on the first day of the new month. Not any more. Yes, I need to consider buying multiples on something I really like... Hope you're able to get the treadmill code from the manufacturer without too much hassle.
Michelle - What a challenge you've got now at work - sounds so different than the reports team! Welcome back to your DMIL! So your visit to the thrift store is to find hats for the Derby party? That sounds fun - both the shopping and the party!
Mel - Crapola - LOL. My dad liked that word and used it a lot, so it always reminds me of him. :D Sorry the new tenant is being so needy. I hope she gets her own help, otherwise she needs a facility that is set up to provide it, cuz you are NOT her caregiver. You're too busy being your own caregiver!! :yes: Both you and Happy mentioned heating up my own stones for massage purposes, but that just sounds too risky for me, LOL!! Best left to the professionals, I say!!
Annie - Hope you were able to give blood today. Feels like a waste of everyone's time when the iron levels come back too low.
Shad - Oh, poor Dirk! Those guys were old enough to know better. Judge was way too lenient!
Ceejay - I just helped someone learn to do their monthly reports - we had a consultant who used to do them, and our department (i.e., me) had to take them over when she took ill and then passed away. I took him through several, and hopefully the rest go smoothly on his own. :crossed: And now I've got to submit my input for our department's monthly report.
Hellos to Mary and Patty!!
Nothing much to report. In addition to forgetting my train ticket yesterday, I also forgot my umbrella and had to walk through the light rain to get to the train station. Once there, I bought a 10-ride train ticket to get me home. The ticket is good for a year, so the other 9 rides can be used by bf for any outings we might have going downtown or elsewhere, or the next time I forget my monthly ticket on the first of the month! If we don't use it all up within a month or so before its expiration, I give it to a friend of bf who doesn't have a lot of money but uses public transportation all the time. I also have some money on a CTA transit card (bus and subway) that I need to use up or give to bf's friend.
Watched the first couple shows of Doc Martin, but that was about it for last night. Tonight I really should do a workout, and I need to go through the mail. I've been keeping up with it pretty well lately, but not the past couple weeks!
Back to work. At least I'm past the hump now!
05-02-2012, 07:09 PM
Grey and gloomy and raining here too although it is supposed to clear later. Personally, I think that the weather gurus forecast by sticking an arm out of the window, middle finger extended. If the finger comes in:
Dry, it's fine.
Wet, it is raining.
Bent, it is windy.
White, its snowing.
And we send them to college for 4 years to learn this cr*p
I've got a informal class this morning so I will have to go and get emotionally prepared for that shortly. I'm giving the guys here an overview into SAP and showing them where all their hard work has been put to use and how they will deal with it. Should be fun. I've even brought them some dips n chips so they won't rush off at lunch time.
Mel - should that woman actually be in your building. Sounds to me like she should have more care than can be given there. And you are NOT the carer either and you need to ignore the crap.
By the way, how do you schedule emergencies???
Unfortunately we can't schedule the idiots to penguin poop parade for the next year since they are Welsh and out here on holiday. I think the Brits might declare war if we forcibly detained two of their citizens and besides which we might have to foot the bill for their board and keep. Dirk continues to improve. They thought they might loose him at one stage because he was so traumatised, but his girlfriend (Peaches) helped him through. AAAAAhhhhhh all together now - how sweeeeeeeeeet!
Michelle - how typical to bung you into an area where you haven't been for years or not at all and expect you to perform. I hope there is a set of guidelines and pre requisites to be able to know what to look for. I wasn't aware this was done manually. I thought they just ran a compatibility check over everything, but then IT is not always my strong point. I just expect it to work and usually it doesn't but hey, that's the purpose in having DS1 and Robbie around.
Welcome home to DMIL.
Happy - yes the baby will be born in Adelaide in South Australia. And no I will not be going to teach - interpret baby needs 101. I wouldn't be thanked for it and she has her own mother down there to do it for her. I will be the globetrotting granny who will find interesting things from afar and tell stories to my grandchild.
Ceejay - no news is often good news
Laura - sounds like you are becoming the go to person in the office to learn new things and run projects.
Hope Doc Martin lived up to expectations. He is so rude. And he has a problem with the sight of blood. What a man.
So I had better go get on with my day. Organise this training session and round up the victims. Catch you later.
05-03-2012, 07:43 AM
Good Morning Chicks.
Too much pain for shopping today and typing.
Maybe post on the weekend.
Dr gave me pain meds over the phone.
Lots of ice & he says bedrest?
I didn't question....just give me the drugs. :rofl:
Maybe because I cannot use either arm lying down.
Shad...can we postpone again??
I am sorry to be such a PITA.
05-03-2012, 10:26 AM
Shad - Hope the informal class went well. This morning during my commute I was listening to a podcast of a radio show from this past weekend. There's a segment called "Drunks in the News" and wouldn't you know it, one of the featured stories was that of poor Dirk being abducted by the idiots from Wales... I'm happy to hear Dirk is making a recovery with the help of his gf. Awwwww. :)
Mel - Hope the drugs help and you are relaxing pain free now. :hug:
Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies!!
Bf pulled my commuter bike out of the shed yesterday. He's finally decided that he needs to replace the cables (brake and shift), so we went to the bike shop before getting dinner last night and he bought the cables and a spoke wrench. He'd previously been intent on just finding another bike for me because this one is rather old and the cables were old and stretched out and the braking and shifting weren't like they should be. I wasn't thrilled with looking for yet another bike just for my 3 minute rides morning and evening (other than just buying a new $99 Walmart bike, while bf would have wanted to search for a great deal on a high quality used bike), but I did want the bike to work better than it currently does. Anyway, hopefully the $18 outlay and bf's considerable bike experience will result in a satisfactory ride for me. (Bf was really into cycling as a teen and he regularly tore down and rebuilt bikes with a buddy of his.)
Being in the bike shop made me want to go out for a bike ride! This is the year that I will finally get a new helmet. My old one looks great on the outside, but the inside part in which the straps are held in is all decrepit. Unfortunately, this helmet is so old that a replacement for the strapping system is not available. Happy, you will be amused to know that when bf & I were browsing the helmets bf said that when we buy the helmet, we'll also buy multiple replacement strapping systems for it, LOL.
Dinner was on the patio at a local eatery. I had a chicken avocado wrap and bf had a black and bleu burger. It was nice being outdoors, especially since the inside seating area felt really stuffy.
Since buying our Thundershirt for doggy, we had given him a treat using the shirt as a plate of sorts to create a pleasant association, but we hadn't actually had doggy wear the shirt yet. So yesterday, with storms in the forecast, we put the shirt on him with the help of some treats. He didn't fuss with it and wore it for a couple hours. The storms didn't happen, but at least he's had the experience of wearing the shirt. This evening more storms are expected, so it might be good to get the shirt on him again, at least to get us better at putting it on him, LOL.
No exercise last night, so I better do something tonight!!
That's about it. I'll post this and see if anyone snuck in on me. TTFN!
05-03-2012, 10:54 AM
Feel better soon.
I skipped exercise last night too, but will today.
The bronchitis is a lot better today. I feel fluid in my ears and throat so Maybe I can kick this out to the road this week end.
Need to call my aunt and uncle to see how they are doing and tell them I will not be there this week end.
I slept till 9 a.m. this morning.
05-03-2012, 11:42 AM
Good morning ladies,
Laura your talk about a bike reminded me of my favorite bike.
We were poor growing up and one of my uncles was a city cop. They would have a yearly auction of stuff they confiscated in raids and such or unclaimed stolen goods. God bless this man who showed up one day with the most awesome, stylish purple Spyder bike with a banana seat and sissy bar :love: Also I was a short kid so the (I guess) 18 inch frame was idea for my little legs. I drove this bike all over the city. No place was too far for me and my cool bike. They still have them occasionally one Ebay for upwards of $500. :yikes: I'd probably still like it better than the one I have now. :lol:
I hope you find something that works as a commuter bike. For a short ride like you have, I'd probably go with something cheap that does the job - kind of like a "beater" car for commuting :lol: That's good that Coal is taking to the thundershirt. Hope it works - now's the time for the spring showers.
Ceejay - glad to hear you are feeling better but probably wise to stick around the house this weekend.
Mel - sorry to hear your arms are giving you the big push back :( but sounds like your body is taking over telling you the best thing for it if your head does not want to listen. Best to sit quietly and be a nice girl now ;) Feel better :hug:
Shad - how did your informal class go? Sounds like a wonderful approach to people who might not be totally on board with what's happening and how it may very well help them in the long run. Will be interested in hearing the details.
Hello to Michelle, Annie, Patty and Java :wave:
Mom came home from the hospital yesterday. My sister is at wits end. My Mom insists on finding a cardiologist in the city (not like she is capable of standing around and waiting for 2 or 3 buses to get to her appointments). My sister says she has no fight left in her (sister) so I need to take over nudging Mom who can be VERY VERY stubborn - so much moreso as she ages. That woman won't listen or concede to anything without a long and frustrating fight. I did get the mattress cover cleaned and outside for a while but not long enough for it to dry. Good thing I brought it in last night as we had fierce storms that woke DH up at 4am. Even the ducks were back in the yard this morning wading through puddles. I'm hoping the skies will clear up shortly as I have more bedding I want to air out. I'm doing stuff in the house but doesn't seem like I'm making any real headway. :dunno:
Anyway - I'm going to try and call Mom and reason with her. Wish me luck!
05-03-2012, 04:52 PM
Ceejay - So this is your weekend now? Enjoy. :) Good idea to just stay put and recuperate.
Happy - Like that bike! Love the gear shifter! And the banana seat and sissy bar :D My current commuter bike is definitely a beater, but I like it anyway. My previous commuter bike was a single speed Schwinn Breeze, which I liked except that I finally decided I wanted a bike with gears to make riding against the wind and up inclines easier! The current one is a Schwinn World Tourist in a copper color, and not only the frame is painted that color, but the fenders as well. It looks like the photo I attached. I like that it's a ladies bike (easy on/off in my work clothes), has upright handlebars, and that it's a 10-speed. I'm perfectly happy to have bf monkey around with it and get it running better. For some reason he'd been hesitant to put any money or time into these old bikes, but to be honest, if the bike is running well, I wouldn't have any reason to not keep riding it forever - and not just to the train, but to the library, the hair salon, farmers' market, etc. I definitely don't need a new bike, and I don't need one that I'm going to worry about having stolen.
Enough about my bike (for now). Glad your mother is home now. I don't envy you the struggle you will have with getting her to allow you and your sister give her a hand with more and more. Good luck with that. So is it too soon to tell if she'll be able to make the visit in a couple weeks?
05-04-2012, 08:56 AM
I am so ready for this week to come to a close. It has been so stinkin' busy at work this week, all the while painting at home. I have jumped in there and helping with the painting. I do not particularly like it, but it needs to get done.
Last night I made meatloaf burgers and augratin potatos on the grill. Fresh cut up strawberries for dessert. It was all yummy and even sent some with Curtis for his lunch today. He eats crap when I don't send him some lunch then come evening he feels like poo and the toitie is his best friend. Silly man you know what causes it quit doing it....yeah yeah yeah...I know what makes me fat quit eating it. blah
Just getting my first cup of Joe this morning, rather a late start on the caffeine. Didn't get to give blood on Wednesday. Iron level has to be 12.5 and mine was 12.4...really, like dang it anyway. I was so dissappointed. I will pump up my iron even more. Already taking one pill a day, may have to make it two when it gets closer to donating. Also gave me a list of food to avoid as they are iron sucker outters....
One of my BFFs is coming over tonight for a glass of wine and chat. Then we are going over to sissy's so she can see lil man. She hasn't seen him since he was in the hospital. I am excited to get together with Leanne whom I call Rosie as her maiden name is Rose. Too cute.
LAURA...that is the type of bike that I want. Big tires and then a tractor seat so my rump doesn't get sore riding it. It would be more fun if I had somewhere close to ride it and someone to ride with....Curtis would ride with but his time is limited.
CEEG....glad to hear you are feeling better. I hate having coughing issues as it tends to keep me up at night. blah Have a great time off of work. Hugs.
HAPPY.....I like the bike...I had a yellow one very similar. Only a "girl" bar type with the banana seat with the multi-colored flowers on it a basket on front with the same flowers. And the Bell oh the bell! LOL
MELLIE...hope you are also feeling better. Better living through chemicals. YEAH!! Take it easy and stay the H away from that D*MN office. You are forcing me to come and whoop up on you.
SHADDIE...round up the victims...oh yeah...that is what I used to say when I went into work at CVS...who are the victims I am working with tonight. lol. too funny! I have always said we could all be weather girls...your diciphering method is just about accurate.
CHELLE...keep doing your best. That is all you can do....too bad for them if they cannot see it. Be careful what you reveal to your coaches as I am sure they report back to the bosses. Hugs sweet sister....
Rainy and 80s today....I can handle the rain when it is warm out. More painting this weekend. That is about it.
Have a marvelous day/night...Love Hugs and prayers...
05-04-2012, 10:56 AM
You are still busy as a bee. We could use some rain. It's really dry here.
I'm sure that dmil will be glad to have her own little space. How are the dogs doing?
Sometimes mom's still want their independence. Mine did. You may have to use reverse psychology on her. It worked every time with my mom.
Looks like you are getting ready to start the bike rides to and from the train again.
I really need to be cleaning the apartment but I don't have the want to.
Talked to my aunt and uncle last night. They are expecting me this week end but I'm still uncertain as to whether I'll go. I'm feeling better. Two of my cousins are sick and both have been diagnosed with hyperthyroid problems. One of my cousins is also having an ekg and some other heart related test ran. So glad that mine turned out to be hypo.
05-04-2012, 11:43 AM
Morning all. TGIF!!
Annie - Busy is good! Ugh, painting. Once I resign myself to it, then I'm okay. I very much prefer to paint on my own, and I actually kind of like it if I'm by myself with just the radio on. Dinner sounded good - just curious how you do au gratin potatoes on the grill, LOL. So good of you to send C to work with a good lunch. I need to bring lunches for myself because I also end up eating crap and paying too much for the privilege. What a waste. Sorry your iron level was not up to snuff. Enjoy your evening with Rosie and your visit with lil guy. :bb: :)
Yeh, I much prefer the upright style of bicycle with a comfortable seat and bigger tires for a softer ride. The only advantage of the "racing" bikes is that they're very lightweight, but the drop handlebars and skinny tires are not comfortable at all! We have a good number of bike trails in our general area, but all but one are too far away to cycle too! The ride to the trail is enough of a ride itself, lol. Anyway...we have a car rack which will be a hassle until I become more familiar and adept at using it.
Ceejay - We've had a good amount of rain this week, but it's mostly been in the evening, so that's been good. It's also been good to get the newly seeded areas growing from where the trees and shrubs have been removed. Hope you're feeling well enough to go to the uncles - just don't get worn down and have a relapse!
Hellos to the rest of you! :wave:
Had the Thundershirt on doggy last night since were were getting some storms, and he was fine for hours (we really didn't get much thunder early on), according to bf, but later when doggy needed to go out, bf took off the shirt and not long after, the storms returned and that together with the warning noises that blare so loudly on the tv freaked out doggy and so bf had to deal with the usual anxiety. :( Have to figure out if we can just fold the shirt up a bit when doggy goes outdoors to do his thing....
I did one BE workout last night along with some ab crunches on the ball afterwards and that was it. Feeling heavy and sluggish lately and that's due to eating too much and not getting enough exercise. Need to do more. Trying to guzzle more water during the day.
That said, I'll get this posted and make a visit to the loo.
Everyone have a good weekend!!
05-04-2012, 12:09 PM
Was cool and gray when I got up but the sun is trying to poke through the clouds. Today I'm focusing on the upstairs part of the house. 2 more weeks until my family comes. I'm getting excited! My sister said her hubby is counting the minutes. He is sooooo looking forward to this vacation. He's been getting his fishing stuff together for the last 3 weeks, buying some new stuff. Reminds me of when we went to the beach at Gulf Shores and I said that I'm taking a blanket and plopping myself in the sand facing the water for an entire week. Just throw me an occasional sandwich and bottle of water :lol: I think that's how my BIL is feeling although you'll find him at the end of the dock, fishing line in water, Ipod plugged in just enjoying the peace and quiet.
Annie - considering guys approach to the path of least resistance and fuss "ie. it's too much trouble to eat healthy - I'd rather eat crap food on the run and be sick :rolleyes: " it's a wonder they live to their 80's. Glad you are looking out for Curtis. Have a great night with your friend - sounds like you could use some kicking back. DH said he would be painting in the winter - I said you need to paint in the fall so we can open some windows and air the place out - he said - that would be a good time for you to go and visit Momma :lol: That's a really good point you made to Michelle about being guarded around her coaches - I didn't think of that but it's probably very true. Shame we have to always consider the hidden agenda of people.
My Mom says in no uncertain terms is she staying home when my sister comes up to visit. She said we have doctors here and she's coming up no matter what. So there. :lol3:
Ceejay - I know what you mean about not really wanting to travel sometimes to go out on the weekend. Sometimes the urge to just hang around the house is strong. We'll see if sense of duty or instincts gets the better of you.
Laura - that looks like a nice sturdy bike that gets the job done. Just what you need.
Mel - hope you are resting and getting some strength back in those arms.
Michelle - take a little R&R this weekend - go have a margarita tomorrow with DMIL for Cinco De Mayo :hat:
Shad - how's the weekend looking so far? How did that informal class go?
Guess I'd better get off of here and go get busy. I noticed that DH made his bed but not mine. What a relief, guess I only have to do my laundry and for dinner I will add lots of mushrooms and asparagus because he'll be making his own dinner. Men - :rolleyes: they make-a me a crazee :dizzy:
Have a good weekend everyone.
05-04-2012, 12:12 PM
Laura - we posted over one another. Your comment about the thundershirt gave me a visual of a flap door - kinda like on those union jack - long underwear suits of old. :rofl:
05-04-2012, 01:54 PM
Hi everyone -
Can't stay on long as I just have a quick break between meetings.
If y'all can keep sending me good vibes, I'd really appreciate it. I hope things will be improving soon...and I'll tell ya' more about it this weekend, though the possible improvements are still quite up in the air....and only time will tell. That's about all I can say right now...today...on this 'puter.
an optimistic and very hopeful...
05-04-2012, 11:43 PM
Ah Michelle - I am pulling for you - good thoughts, prayers, good karma, fairy dust, angel pennies - whatever will help you. :hug:
05-05-2012, 06:04 AM
Michelle - I got your back. Hope it all goes well.
Been a busy day washing, gardening, shopping and talking to the kid. I've cooked up a storm and am now ready for bed. Back tomorrow with the weekend wrapup - although we have a holiday on Monday. Yeehaa
05-05-2012, 07:39 AM
A QUICK HELLO.
HAVEN'T READ ANY POSTS
WILL CATCH UP NEXT WEEK.
THE RIGHT ARM IS IMPROVING.
DR DROPPED BY JUST TO CHECK.
SAID HE WAS IN THE AREA....YEAH RIGHT.:rofl:
THINKS IT'S AN INFLAMED TENDON.
TOO BAD THE PILLS KILL MY STOMACH.
SO ICE AND ISOLATION OF THE ARM & SHOULDER.
BUT HOW CAN I DRIVE WITH MY LEFT ARM:?:
SEE YA SOON. LOVE TO ALL.
05-05-2012, 08:46 AM
Today will be starting a new garden plot as the shed is now on my old, seasoned garden spot. Boo. Will have to remove the sod and hoe my arse off. Then Miracle Grow Garden Soil to be hoed in. Lot of work which will take me most of this day.
Tomorrow will be painting and more painting. It is supposed to rain all day on Sunday so holding painting off till tomorrow. Working in the yard today.
Right now watching the 500 mini-marathan on TV...something definitely wrong with that, should be attending and walking...lol. A guy from the university of IL won the wheelchair competition...the exciting news is he is from Avon Indiana. YEAH....
Tonight is my bro's band in AVON, INDIANA....at Sidelines Bar and Grill. I will dance my feet off to get exercise in for today....if only his band played every other day instead of bi-monthly. lol I would be skinny if they did.
For those of you on FB....my post about apologies and moving on is DEFINITELY NOT ABOUT ANY OF YOU....sadly, it is my daughter. We didn't quite see eye to eye on something about the babe and now she is just plainly p*ssed off at me. I don't know what else to do..I have apologized for something that I didn't feel I needed to, but did to keep peace...so..going to bow out of their lives and lay low for a while till she gets past it. That is the only way to deal with Samantha...let her come around to what is truly important in life. Emotional me...yeah...unhappy and crying a lot. Keeping busy with projects will make it better.
CHELLE....loves and hugs and keeping you in my thoughts always....it will all work out for the best....that is always how my life got better, by these little burps in life that make us take a hard look at what we are doing in life. You will come out smelling like a rose and all for the good. My belly thoughts is they will see what a dedicated, hard working employee they have and it will all be good...xoxoxoxo
MELLIE...dang it Mellie...take it easy on yourself...and unless you are 100%, stay the h*ll away from the office and dealing with the seniors. How much more can your health take it? YOU YOU YOU are the most important part of life.....stop doing what you shouldn't. I may just very well come there and beat up on you.
SHADDIE...sounds like you have been movin' and groovin' at home with the normal cleaning projects that NEED to be done. Be sure to take at least a few moments for SHAD time and enjoy your life.....hugs
HAPPY...I would definitely take up the offer from DH while he is painting to go visiting...even if it is to INDY to visit me....We have not one, but two, guest rooms to chose from...I would even take a few days off work to entertain you......think about it.
LAURA....every time I read about you posting the Thunder Shirt...all I can think of is almight dog...flying away in his thunder shirt....and have to chuckle..a lot. It just sounds like a super hero...like Mighty Mouse or something. If it keeps the doggie calm then it is definitely worth it.
CEEG...this is mother hen coming at you....if you are not 100%, then stay the H away from the sickies and do not go to the uncles. Find something to do at home, even if it is just kicking back and relaxing. Only do what you feel up to...my momma always said, so when I die, it will still all be here, and who really cares. Just wish I had more time with my momma. SOOOoooo....take care of YOU, same as I tell MELLIE...you, you, you. Hugs sista.
Gotta get busy and watch a lil more of the marathon, color my own hair..afraid of sissy right now...lol, then out to the yard to start the garden.
Love, Hugs, and lots of prayers for all the Worldlies.....
05-05-2012, 11:20 AM
Holy Cow...just moved 50 decorative stones to new location to make garden...sheesh...used muscles that I didn't even know I had...now on to removing sod and hoeing...blah...got to fold towels in dryer too, then do dress clothes for work....blah....to much to little time.
05-05-2012, 02:48 PM
My bod is screaming, only have 1/3 of garden sod removed....gotta get busy and finish....don't want to!.....Yuk....working on laundary also...just want to veg on the couch and can only dream about it....
05-05-2012, 03:28 PM
Happy Saturday. Cool and rainy weekend here. The garden centers are opening and I want to check out a few of them to see what vegetable plants they might have. I would prefer established plants if possible but some things like peas and radishes I have not seen as plants so I need to figure out what I want to grow and what will be seed (that needs to get started) and what I can get from the nursery. Also have to figure out how I'm going to work the garden (which at this point is nothing more than paint on the grass staking out the area) with getting ready for my family visit and hurrying to get the fence and garden in.
Mel - thanks for checking in, just rest up like you should. Take care of Mel. Have a margarita for Cinco De Mayo :hat: - even if it's a virgin one :lol:
Annie - thanks for explaining your FB comment - having been raised Catholic I automatically think I have done something even when I don't have a clue :o I am sorry to hear you had a tiff with DD. I'm sure it won't be the first time because I guess it must be difficult with you having raised 2 children and her being a Mom who wants to do things her way - bound to be some disagreements. I hope it will blow over soon. Mother's Day is in 3 weeks - she can't stay mad for that day. I know it hurts you but be cool :hug: Thank you for the invite but I don't drive the expressways :yikes: As it is, DH will have to drive me into the city to see Mom which is ok because he can go do things with his friends. Besides you and I would just get boozed up and have a great time :rofl: I hope you have fun dancing although after all you are working on, even great music would be a challenge to find the energy to dance too.
Shad sounds like you've had a very productive Saturday. Waiting to hear the details...
Hellos to the rest of the chicks. Hope you are all having a great weekend.
05-05-2012, 05:04 PM
Oh HAPPY...just have DH drive you to the nearest airport....I will pick you up and the we will have a great time. I LOVE LOVE LOVE company and having fun.....make my day!!!
Got about one more load of sod to haul off for the garden and it has taken me ALL DAY to accomplish...didn't think it would take me this much time so I am behind in all I want to accomplish for Saturday....blah.
Back at it...one more wheelbarrow load of sod to get rid of by the pond, of course I still have to uproot it....me tired..and still have to go see bro's band tonight. Wouldn't miss it for nuttin'. LOVE STINKS..yeah yeah...lol
05-05-2012, 05:54 PM
Aaah, just did something stupid and lost my post. When will I learn?
Anyway, it went something like this.
Annie - I knew it wasn't me you were mad at but ......... well you know me. Anyway, this sort of argument will happen time and time again, only thing is you have to learn that the new mother thinks that some of the old ways (that's what we did) are no longer necessary or even work. She will learn or face the consequences eventually. I am expecting much of the same myself, particularly as DS1 was a fussy baby, and had terrible colic which we had to deal with. However DS1's partner's mother will be on tap and I will only be the globe trotting granny so much of the arguing will be at full volume (Mother is Greek, partner is half Greek half Italian) and the fallout will be painful especially since the daughter thinks the mother knows nothing already. You've apologised, just leave it there. Eventually she will want something and you will be forgiven (for nothing)
Sounds like you have been busy in the yard. Now for a long soak in the tub and a massage (or something)
Mel - rest, ice, elevate, can't do much else. Plenty of fluids etc. It's fine about the phone call, we can reschedule. Should be home all week and maybe the next one as well. From last week of May through to most of June and July I will be in the Hunter Valley, training and supporting the victims.
I found a baby shop in Singleton which gave me some great ideas for what we had spoken about earlier. Remind me to discuss these when we speak.
Happy - Do you have to fence off the garden to deter the deer and the bunnies and the racoons and the turkeys? Gonna be some fence! Some of the above jump, some dig and burrow and some fly.
My informal class went very well and was much appreciated. I am really worried about these guys. The knowledge level is virtually non existent, the stores are in a complete mess, there is no real SAP champion on site unlike some of the other sites in this implementation and no prior knowledge from previous jobs. I am going to have to revise my training and follow up support here. Thankfully there is no night shift to contend with. But that's work and that is Tuesday's problem child.
Time to get showered and at it. DS2 informed me that the PayTV was not working when I got in on Friday. He couldn't ring the place since the account is in my name and he didn't have authorisation to access the account. That will be fixed come Monday. So anyway, I can't watch my favourite shows and even worse I can't watch the footy this afternoon. Maybe I will need to go to the pub to watch. This should be the best game of the season too. Bah humbug - murphy's law still works. Whatever can wrong does and usually at the worst possible time.
05-05-2012, 06:58 PM
You are going to be sore in the morning. Enjoy the brother's band tonight. Don't think dd will be upset to long. Things like this happen.
Sending you good vibes.
I'm glad the doctor did stop by to check on your arm.
Hello to Happy and Laura :wave:
I really should not have gone to eat lunch with the uncles but I did. Stopped at Walmart in Paragould and came back home. I still don't have the stamina to do much. but I look around and see everything that needs to be done.
05-06-2012, 09:51 AM
Good Sunday morning to everyone -
Yesterday, DMIL and I went to Derby Day at our friend's Moose Lodge just outside of Chicago. It was great fun, and I won $65 in the raffles!! After all the festivities, we had dinner at the Lodge...DMIL had a yummy chicken dinner, with salad, baked potato and corn. And I had the most delicious steak I've had in a long time with the same side dishes. Mmmmm.
Now to explain my cryptic post from Friday. There's a company about 5 minutes from where I live, not as big as my current company, but big enough and it's located on a gorgeous campus. I went there for a seminar roughly 3 years ago and have wanted to work there ever since. Of course, back when I was happy in my current company so I didn't actively look. Things are different now. I noticed on their website early this past week a job posting doing essentially what I was doing...with new things to learn as well. Then I learned that a woman I have worked closely with for a few years and was aware of my skills/expertise was married to someone at the new company. I approached her and asked what department her husband works in. Turns out, he's the hiring manager for this position! I told her I would be applying and I submitted my resume on Thursday evening. I talked with her again at roughly 10:30 on Friday morning, and she said that my resume had already made it through the initial HR screening and it was on his desk! I was (and still am) thrilled to hear such great news!! I am so hopeful that I get the call to schedule an interview this week!! My co-worker says that her husband says it's a great place to work!! And so close to home!! I would SO love to work there! I am trying to harness the power of prayer and positive thinking by seeing me driving to work there everyday, imagining me at my new desk working on their systems, etc. :D
I'll keep you posted, ladies! And I so appreciate all the good vibes and prayers you've been sending my way (and for DH too).
We've got thunderstorms hitting....so I'd best log off for now.
Much love and many hugs,
05-06-2012, 10:53 AM
Michelle - Glad you enjoyed the Derby party, and coming away with some $$ to boot - woohoo!! :carrot: The job you described sounds like a great fit for you!!! Know that I'm going to say a prayer and send the good vibes your way!!!
Ceejay - Hope you relaxed for the rest of your weekend. You know the housework and errands will still be waiting for you (unless you've got some fairies that come in and do it for you overnight, lol).
Shad - Perhaps it's a blessing you will not be the granny that's always around to be underappreciated/taken for granted...unfortunately that's what can happen sometimes. Glad you're not having to work a night shift this time around, but it sounds like you've got a bigger challenge with this group. Did you get to watch your footy? Our admin asst was off to the UK for a school thing and her cousin bought them very pricey tickets to a soccer match the same day they arrive - and she doesn't give a hoot about soccer. But it might be just the thing to combat jet lag!
Annie - Based on your posts yesterday, it sounds like you might be in a world of hurt today. I hope you take a nice soak in the tub, get Curtis to rub your aches and give you a pass on the painting!! I should have come down there with our little tiller - it might have helped with removing the sod. How was your bro's band?? The dancing probably kept the stiffness and soreness at bay for a few hours, lol.
Happy - I haven't done a lick of planning or labor for my veggie garden, so you and Annie are making me feel guilty. No seeds for me this year except perhaps for the herbs. Shad's right, you'll need fences to keep the critters out, and some netting over it too, I'll bet. Good luck!
Mel - Hope your tummy is better and the arm too. Let someone else deal with all the building problems - you've got yourself to take care of. Like Annie says - you, you, you!!!
Hellos to Patty & Java!! :flow1:
Somewhat lazy weekend for me. Friday was a steak burrito for dinner in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Saturday I sat with the papers and my tea for a bit, then I did a BE workout and a load of laundry. After a shower, I went off to the thrift store. I ended up with just a few books and a fancy water bottle that has a freezer stick that fits into the cap and keeps the water cold. I also stopped at the bakery next door and bought a loaf of rye bread and a couple danish. :o
After that was a long walk with doggy, and then an early dinner - fried shrimp at the old fish place the next town over. They have photos of Door County, WI all over the place, and I picked up a Door County tourist guide while I was there. It's a great vacation spot that's on a peninsula jutting out between Lake Michigan and Green Bay, I believe. Bf and I might go there this summer for a short getaway. After the shrimp, bf got his haircut, which is now a 5-minute session with an electric trimmer - very very short, and he's loving it. No messing with it, and it doesn't get mussed when wearing a hat.
Feels a bit warmer this morning after yesterday's damp chill. I might get out in front to fill the dipped areas where the landscape crew removed the quince bushes and failed to fill and seed them. BTW, the quince are regrowing with a vengeance. Going to have to keep clipping them away, as I think removal of all the roots will be futile. We have bags of soil and seed, so it shouldn't be a major project.
Okay, back to my newspaper for a bit, and I might also do a BE workout before getting out to do the hole-filling.
05-06-2012, 01:08 PM
Good Sunday morning all,
Heavy rains today. The yard is full of water. We have a decorative bridge in the front yard with a stone trench. DH said the "moat" is full of water and indeed it is. I guess it's supposed to rain all day long. Good for the grass and filling the well back up. Good for staying in an house cleaning. Also need to go through the refrigerators and freezers and make up this week's menus.
Laura - I have seen those water bottles you speak of. Let me know if they work. DH has a haircut like BF - about a quarter of an inch long which he gives himself with the Conair cutter. I hate it - old man's haircut but he likes it for the same reasons BF does - no fuss. Funny how men get to age but women are supposed to look their best or else they are accused of "letting themselves go". :rolleyes: Actually DH says this is not true - but we know better ;) they don't always say what they think. Your talk of Door County has me jonesing for a trip up that way. I have always wanted to go there and when we moved to Memphis I figured for sure we were so far away that I'd never get up there. It's 5 and a half hours drive to there from here. Maybe if I save my pennies, we can take a trip up there next year in the sort of off season. I hear it's quite pricey up that way for food and lodging. Good luck with the yard work - I hear quinces are pretty sturdy vegetation.
Michelle - that is certainly great news about the other company. :crossed: will certainly be sending all good things your way hoping everything will work out. And to be so close to home - that would be a dream!!!!! I think it's sad that you can't just buckle down and do well and have a long career at a company but that seems not to be the case in today's corporate world. Will be anxiously awaiting your news which sounds good so far.
Ceejay - don't try to tackle everything at once but pick something easy to do so you feel a sense of accomplishment instead of overwhelming stress.
Mel - hope you are doing a bit better today. I hope you don't go banging into things trying to drive with the other arm. Just pretend you are over by Shad driving on their "right side of the road" :lol: Rest well :hug:
Annie - did you have a great time at the lounge yesterday? I'll bet. I have to agree with Laura that dancing around probably pulled some of the kinks out from the yard work. As for the parenting I wish Sissy would understand that people are now starting to see that some of today's beliefs in child rearing are maybe not the best. My sister said that if she had to do it again she would have raised her son more like we were raised - not given everything so that you learned to value what you had and developed a sense of earning what you wanted in life. All this computer stuff has turned kids into stunted social skills - they don't know how to communicate well - both verbally and in the written word. She should listen to Momma who probably knows better ;)
Shad - we are planning 2 raised garden beds 10 foot by 3 foot which is plenty for tomatoes and assorted vegetables. There will be a 4 foot path between each bed and a 6 foot gated fence around that which should keep out all but the flying critters. F P | | P | |P F - Fence, Access Path, Bed, Access Path, Bed, Access Path. DH has thought it out well - with plenty of room to get a garden cart in between the beds. We are not planning on planting any really deep vegetables like potatoes so instead of renting a back hoe and tearing out the existing grass, we will just lay black plastic sheeting down to kill the existing greenery, put the beds in about 12 inches deep and fill in the paths with pine needle mulch of which we have plenty. I like the idea of the raised beds as we can keep the soil more loose. It's very sandy here - good for carrots and potatoes but the soil needs alot of help for other vegetables so the beds will help alot. The chain link fencing will be dug about a foot down into the dirt so that ambitious bunnies and such cannot dig under the fence. We got some videos that were very helpful in setting up the garden. It's an ambitious project tho!
DH got the treadmill set up and fixed. We were getting an error on it but thankfully it was just a circuit board he unplugged for transport and forgot to plug back in when he put it together. Which means it's time for me to work in some exercise time. I have been off with my eating and gained a few pounds - need to get back to moving and having a more healthful menu. Also need to put my computer back up on the second floor. I have the laptop in the kitchen and I do alot more stairs if I keep going up and down :lol:
Getting hungry - let's go see what's good to eat. Have a good Sunday chicks. Hello to the other Worldlies :wave:
Shad - have you come to a decision about supporting Worldly the Penquin?
05-06-2012, 05:20 PM
Taking a break. Have been going at if since about 9 am. Helped paint till 2 pm then out to the yard. Cut the grass...the overturned the dirt from where I pulled sod yesterday...yes the body hurts...but not giving into it yet. Still need to vacuum the mini blinds and put them back up....Want to finish the blinds then go chop with the hoe the dirt I overturned with the shovel. Look out the window and several robins were going crazy eating at the worms that I overturned. Robins were eating like they were starved...too funny watching the masaqure (sp). Things are going as scheduled and should be ready for Dad's 85th BD party on the 9th (12th is our BDs..mine is 52..blah...I am aging to quickly for my liking.)
Didn't make it to the band last night. I was in no mood and too many aches to attend...not to mention burnt to a crisp. Highs were 85-90 yesterday....Was really sad when Baby boy called at 11:04 and asked where the H were Curtis and I. I was sad to miss my son, but could not even muster up the energy to go....I think I let several people down...my brother and SIL...my bro in the band and my SIL came. I feel like a smuck for not going, but truly could not do it. As it was Curtis and I, both woke up at about 1 am and could not sleep...we watched Golden Girls for a couple of hours. His days at work have been trifling due to the disorganization of his company. He didn't get home from work yesterday till almost 8. That makes for a long day for him. We just couldn't do the band..either of us.
Still no word from baby girl. I suppose I will have to endure not seeing my lil man for a while...this will kill me and and put me on a downhill spiral. Bad enough she is punishing me, but she knows it kills me to go more than a few days of not seeing my babe. Things like this make me want to go be with my momma. It just breaks my heart so much I can barely stand it.
CHELLE...praying for all good things for you and calling on my momma to pull you through. It will all work out for the best. I am so excited for you!! Fingers crossed, prayers said, and love.
Hey to all the rest of ya's. I am about to keal over and have a lot left to do.
Love and hugs
05-06-2012, 05:29 PM
It's a beautiful Sunday. I've only been outside to go get something to eat. There's a lot of white floaty things in the air.
Your garden area sound good. I like the raised beds idea.
05-06-2012, 05:34 PM
You snuck in on me. Can't blame you for not going to hear the band. Sometimes there's not enough of us or enough time to go around. Do you no t have a small garden tiller? Sometimes I miss getting my hands dirty but don't in the long run.
05-06-2012, 06:30 PM
Oh Annie. No wonder you are not sleeping. As well as being a whirling dervish in the garden and house and fretting over the family tiff you are painting yourself into a corner which is not good for you. I will not have you talk about going to meet your mom - is that clear. :rollpin: :nono: All of this will blow over, but there will be a next time again and again.
Can you get in touch with the partner and discuss the matter with him? Or maybe that will cause trouble between them as well. Whatever the situation should be talked over and maybe your son might be able to help. I wish I could help more, but it's not good to interfere in family matters. I was married to a Gemini character for nearly 25 years. I know how they react. My ex used to speak or not to his family (a family at war was how I used to describe it) and it seemed that everyone else had to be the one to apologise. Not that I am suggesting you are unreasonable but sometimes you just have to go into the garden and throw things to get the system back in sync. Life is not fair. Get used to it.
Michelle - fingers crossed for a new job. Good luck. Sometimes things just gel for us. Other times we have to graft.
Sounds like you had fun with the MIL. Good start to the week.
Laura - No, I didn't get to see the footy match, but I know the score and my team won although not convincingly. As for going to a soccer match on arrival in UK - that's bizarre. I know you don't have as bigger flight time as we do, but I know that when I went over last time, I followed my normal procedure to adjust to time - change the watch, eat an appropriate meal when the next mealtime rolls around and go to bed at the normal hour. In the meantime, stay on your feet, if you sit, you sleep. Find the hotel, B&B or whatever, unpack as necessary and then take a walk to see whats in the neighbourhood. Last time in London we arrived at 5.15am and found the hotel, showered and changed. Went to the Paddington High Street and looked at shops and eventually had lunch. Then caught the Underground and went to the British Museum. Have to admit, the crowds there got at me after a while. I was too tired to appreciate the accents and colours (not to mention sometimes smells) then we walked back to the hotel. Peak hour on the underground is to be avoided at all costs. We had dinner at a local trattoria and crashed into bed early. No further jet lag.
Ceejay - hope your family appreciates all this back and forth driving you do to visit them. I would be telling them to come to see me once in a while.
Happy - I often wonder whether blokes get the no.1 haircut because they are thinning somewhat and don't think that such a short hairdo will make it more obvious if they are. This whole embrace bald thing makes me wonder about their thought processes.
Going to take you a while to get that fence up and running. Hope you get enough veges out of it to pay for the materials. I don't know how the plastic reacts over there, but I regret the day I put it in here and am now in the process of removing it where possible. The garden gurus here advocate the use of newspaper, great wads of it. It will kill off the grass and weeds because there is no light or air and will eventually rot and turn into compost. When you pour a goodly amount of soil and compost and fertiliser over the top it is just as efficient as plastic. I'm presuming your beds are going to be about 10" high - that gives the roots a good spreading area. My black plastic was only about 6 inches down and the roots don't seem to get a good grip in the areas where the plastic remains. Just my 2c worth.
Ceejay - those white floaty things - are they clouds???
Right, well DS2 said he would be here at sparrow fart to take the boat out for the last time this season. The sun is well up, I have changed my bed linen and washed it, hung it on the line, had breakfast and am about to embark on more digging in the weed patch and still he is not here. So much for first thing. Always happens when we have a new G/F
So I have a bit to achieve today, back to the office tomorrow, but in the meantime I need to do a bit of housework, run the duster and sweeper around, try to clear out some of the spare room and plan out the garden following weeding. My plan is to extend the vege patch another couple of metres and make the rose garden somewhat bigger. It really can't be called the rose garden anymore since it has the Gerbera patch in there and soon will have the spring bulbs and the other plant whose name currently escapes me again. Heliotrope - just remembered otherwise known as the cherry pie plant cos that's what it smells like. I'm planning to overplant that bed to cut down on water reticulation and weed suppression.
Having said all that, I think I have a bit to do. One more coffee should conclude breakfast and I can get on with it before the heat sets in. It is not as hot as it was, but the days are still very warm - especially if you are digging and lifting and carting stuff.
BUSY DAY AHEAD FOR MONDAY. SO I'M POSTING NOW.
THERE WERE PROBLEMS GALORE ALL WEEKEND IN THE BLDG. :faint:
MOST OF WHICH WERE IMPORTANT.
THE NEW TENANT LEFT ME ALONE AFTER I SAW HER AGAIN ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
GEEZ!!! BUT THIS TIME SHE GOT THE HINT BUT MADE A COMPLAINT ANYWAY..
SHE WAS TOLD ON THE PHONE THAT I AM NOT A SUPERINTENDANT OR A PERSONAL HOMEMAKER AND SHE NEEDS TO CALL HER FAMILY WHEN SHE HAS PERSONAL PROBLEMS. :encore:
ON FRIDAY I WAS TURNED DOWN FOR THE CAT-SCAN BY THE INS COMPANY.
TALKED WITH THE HOSP....HE SAID IT'S IMPERATIVE TO SEE IF THE NODES ARE GROWING AND TO DETERMINE CANCEROUS VERSUS BENIGN FOLLOW-UP TREATMENTS OR PLANS IE ON WHETHER A BIOPSY IS NECESSARY. WTF?!?!? HE SAID NOT TO LET THIS GO ANOTHER MONTH. GET ON IT RIGHT AWAY. OK....RIGHT.
I LEFT A MESSAGE WITH THE DR ALREADY. I'LL SEE WHAT HE SAYS.
CAUSE THE INS. COMPANY SAYS IT'S THE DR OFFICE'S FAULT. :dunno:
GUESS THEY HAVE TO BLAME SOMEONE!
MY ARM IS BETTER BUT NO GYMNASTICS FOR ME FOR AWHILE. HA!!
IT'S VERY HARD TO FIND THINGS TO DO THAT DON'T INVOLVE THIS ARM:tantrum:
REALLY BEGINNING TO P I S S ME OFF! :rollpin: I HAVE NO PATIENCE FOR THIS CRAPOLA (just for you Laura)
I NEED TO GO AND READ YOUR POSTS TO CATCH UP. BE RIGHT BACK=========:scooter:
HAPPY.....I LOVED THE BIKE PICTURE.
REMINDED ME OF MY BROTHER & I WHEN WE HAD ENGLISH RACERS.
THEY WERE SO TALL I COULD BARELY GET ON IT!! AND WHAT ACCIDENTS I HAD!!!
ALMOST GAVE MY POOR GRAM A HEART ATTACK EVERY DAY WITH NEW BOO BOOS!!
I WAS THINKING OF YOUR MOM ALL WEEKEND AND SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS. WISH SHE WAS IN MY BLDG.
I WOULD TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER :hug: I KNOW THEY CAN BE RATHER STUBBORN AND DO HOPE YOU WIN THE BATTLE OVER A NEARBY CARDIO INSTEAD OF THE CITY.
AS FOR MY NEW TENANT: YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH THE "EXTENDED CARE FACILITY"....I SAID IT'S NOT A NURSING HOME...JUST AN APARTMENT BUILDING:rofl: GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE:crazy:
GLAD YOU ARE STOCKED UP WITH FOOD. WITH THIS CRAZY WEATHER, IT COULD SNOW IN JUNE!:hohoho:
AS FOR THE HOUSE.....YOU HAVE YOUR WHOLE LIFE! DON'T WORRY WHAT ANYONE ELSE THINGS. JUST KEEP FORGING AHEAD. GOOD WEATHER IS COMING. SPEND TIME NOT WORRYING OVER UNPACKING:hug:
NOW GET ON THAT TREADMILL!!! :tread:
LAURA....WHEN I SPOKE OF THE HEATED STONES, IT WAS A WARMER I BOUGHT THE KIDS THAT CAME WITH THE STONES. MADE BY SOME HEALTH/SPA COMPANY. I GOT IT FOR THEM PNE VALENTIONE'S DAY "belly"
WHEN I WATCH DOC MARTIN NOW I THINK OF YOU!!! HE CRACKS ME UP.
SORRY ABOUT THE FORGOTTEN TICKET AND UMBRELLA. TIRED OF ALL THIS RAIN EVEN THOUGH WE NEED IT.
IT'S GOOD OF YOU TO SHARE THE TICKET WITH THE BF'S FRIEND:hug: PAYING IT FORWARD!!!:D
LOVE THE DINNER ON THE PATIO THE OTHER NIGHT. HOW SWEET.
HOPE THE BIKE KEEPS WORKING TOLL YOU FIND ONE YOU LIKE.
I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE IF THE THUNDERSHIRT WORKS ON COAL. A MILLION COMMERCIALS ARE ON THE TV STILL. LAUGHING AT THE PEEING AND FOLDING IDEA!! :rofl:
IF YOU GO TO WI....PICK ME UP......IT SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT VACATION SPOT:beach:
SHAD....I WOULD RANT & RAVE ABOUT THE WELSH LADS BUT I AM 50% WELSH :rofl: BUT SOME OF MY RELATIVES FALL INTO THEIR CATAGORY AND SHOULD BE PUT ON THE PENGUIN POOP PATROL TOO! :rofl: :rofl:
AH......HOW SWEET....DIRK & PEACHES:love:
I REALLY AM SORRY ABOUT THE PHONE MIX-UP AND HOPE THIS WEEKEND MIGHT BE A GOOD ONE??
OK....I JUST SEE YOUR OTHER POST ABOUT THE NEXT 2 WEEKS AND HUNTER VALLEY LATER ON.
DURING THE WEEK IS BETTER CAUSE I HAVE JEN TO TAKE THE CALLS IF NEED BE FOR AN HOUR OR 2. MIGHT BE A BETTER IDEA. WEEKENDS LATELY ARE A FIASCO NOT ONLY FOR ALARMS BUT MY BODY :lol3: GLAD YOU GOT IDEAS FOR BABY STUFF. DON'T FORGET:nono:
CEEJAY....GLAD THE CHEST IS CLEARING UP AND YOU ARE GETTING BETTER SLEEP.
I BET THE UNCLES & AUNT MISS YOU WHEN YOU'RE NOT THERE.:hug:
BRONCHITIS CAN KNOCK THE CRAP OUT OF YOU AND ALSO ALL THE MEDS. GET REST AND DRINK WATER:hug:
OUR EARS ARE FILLED TO THE BRIM THIS SPRING. HEARING IS A PAIN.
JEN & I KEEP SAYING "WHAT?" TO EACH OTHER :lol3:
I HOPE YOUR RELATIVES TESTS COME OUT OK AND THE MEDS FOR THE THYROID WORK TOO.
ANNIE....HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD TIME WITH THE BFF AND THE WINE:cheers:
I HATE PAINTING....GLAD I DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ANYMORE.
SEE THE WHEELCHAIR COMES IN HANDY FOR SOME EXCUSES:rofl:
I AM SENDING YOU LOVE & HUGS OVER THE SISSY THING.
HOPE THE 2 OF YOU CAN COME TO A CONCLUSION AND FAST.
IT'S THE LITTLE CRAP THAT ALWAYS GET'S BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION. SHE WILL SEE THE LIGHT I'M SURE. STAY CALM.
MICHELLE....I AM THINKING OF YOU STILL AND SENDING GOOD VIBES YOUR WAY. PRAYING THE OUTCOME OF ALL THIS WILL BE A POSITIVE RESULT:hug: DON'T TYPE CHIT ON THEIR COMPUTER. IN FACT I WOULD STOP POSTING FROM WORK AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!
PART 2: I AM SO HAPPY TO HEAR OF A CHANCE TO WORK IN A BETTER ENVIROMENT!
HOW COOL THAT WOULD BE AND SO NEAR TO HOME TOO!! THAT IS WONDERFUL AND I SEND YOU GOOD LUCK THOUGHTS IN HOPES IT ALL WORKS OUT FOR THE BEST. :crossed:
GLAD THE DMIL IS THERE TO HELP AND BE A FRIEND.
05-06-2012, 08:23 PM
Forgot - Happy asked about Worldly Fatchick. I haven't yet made up my mind. The subscription has actually lapsed, but that won't stop them from taking the money if offered :nono: I was maybe thinking that since we are now reduced to US and Aus & NZ then I might just donate in three countries. Only problem is that I won't get the benefit in tax deductions for overseas, unless it is human oriented.
So figure out an animal in danger over in the States, let me know if you get tax deductions for donating and we will see what we can do. I will check up on other areas here. There are all sorts of animals that need our help including the RSPCA for our local furry friends. I think I am done with donating to humankind when the problem never seems to get fixed no matter how sorry I feel for those children I see on tv.
05-07-2012, 11:07 AM
Morning all. Another gray and rainy day here.
Shad - So how was your gardening day on your holiday yesterday? I hope you got a lot accomplished before it heated up. :flow1: There are so many good causes to support. This Saturday bf and his mother and I are going to a dinner/silent auction for the rescue organization from which we adopted doggy. Your local time acclimation approach is very much the same I used when traveling for work way back when - no naps, just unpack, and then get back outdoors to be in the daylight, see the sights, eat, and try to make it to the normal sleep time. Still, that first day of work was always difficult.
Mel - Sorry your weekend was full of problems. At least the needy new tenant has gotten the message about your role! Horrible that you're going to have to go 'round and 'round w/ the doc, the hospital and the insurance co to get that c-scan. :mad: But I know you'll be successful!! Now, now, you must be patient with your arm, even though it is crapola to not be able to do much with it, LOL. Thanks for that! :) Well, I guess if the stone heater is created especially for that purpose of heating the stones just to a level that they can be on skin to warm it without burning it, I suppose it must have been tested for safety. :flame: It might be fun to give something like that a try.
Ceejay - Oh the white floaty things - whatever they are they probably have pollen or some other allergen to make us allergy sufferers miserable! I left the house this morning and my eyes immediately started watering, even though I thought all the rain would have settled all that stuff and cleaned the air.
Annie - Sorry you didn't get to see your bro's band Sat. night. :( Sure sounds like you were missed! But something's gotta give. You have to be exhausted after all the physical work you did this weekend. And all the distress over the disagreement w/ dd. I'm sure it'll get resolved soon enough - you're so close, she'll put things in perspective soon enough. :yes:
Happy - Your raised garden sounds like a good plan. So the plots will be long, but just wide enough to reach in on each side to weed, water, harvest, etc.. I do like Shad's suggestion re the newspaper. I did use that one year for the veggie patch - on top of the soil - to keep the weeds down. Did a pretty good job if I recall, but being on top I believe I had to use bricks and wet it down to keep the wind from taking it. The past couple years I used weed cloth and garden pins. I never did get out yesterday to deal with the quince growth and fill in the soil - by the time I got around to that it was raining. And it wasn't too disappointing to me either, LOL. Re the buzz cut bf is doing now - Shad was right - the motivation is that it looks much better when balding gets to a certain point. Very short is good, but I don't like the fully shaved head at all. At my hair appt this week I will ask my stylist what brand of clipper is best as bf intends to make his trims a DIY process, and of course it can't just be the middle of the road brand for the gadget guy. :rolleyes: Where he's gone to have this done is very inexpensive, but I suppose the need to go every other week is sort of inconvenient. Hope you can get to Door County sometime - it's a pleasant place. I wouldn't have thought it would be further from you than from me, huh. But now you have the TIME!! And off-season would make it more affordable.
Hellos to Michelle, Mary & Patty!
Well, yesterday was pretty ho-hum. Newspaper, tea, a couple loads of laundry, two BE workouts, some reading, lunch, a dog walk (rain had stopped for a bit), then tv.
More rain today, and then a couple cloudy days and finally some sun! :sunny::sunny::sunny::sunny::sunny: Can you tell I miss it??? :D
I slacked off on the usual errands this weekend so I suppose I might get out and do some of that in the evenings this week. In addition to clothes shopping, I am also embarking on a hunt for eyeshadow, but not the shiny/frosty kind - I want the matte kind that doesn't highlight my eyelid wrinkles!!! Anybody know of any drugstore brands that offer that?
05-07-2012, 02:05 PM
lol's on the clouds. The white floaty things come from a tree. They look like cotton balls.
Everyone deserves some time to themselves especially on the week end.
Wish I had a little fairie to come clean. Thought about the neighbor but instantly thought no--not going there again.
Sorry there were so many problems this week end. Do call the doctor about the scan.
Sending good vibes, thoughts your way this week. Hope things work out for you.
Did you get the gardening done this week end?
Not much going on today. I was told the chemical truck would come sometime today. Glad it wan't this morning. We finally got some much needed rain. Lots of thunder and lightening during the night. Kept waking up to flashes of lightening.
I AM SO GLAD THAT I DECIDED TO TALK TO THE DR LAST MONTH AND HE WAS SUPPORTIVE OF TRYING AGAIN TO LOSE WEIGHT. WHEN I WAS SICK, SOMETHING PUT ME INTO THE LOSING MODE AGAIN AND I AM TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IT FOR AS LONG AS IT LASTS. I FELT ALL DAY LIKE I WAS WALKING ON CLOUDS :dance:
THE DAY FLEW BY. THE BOSS DIDN'T COME IN SO IT MADE MY DAY EVEN SHORTER. HANDE3D PAPERS TO THE NECESSARY PEEPS, DID 2 WASH LOADS, MAILED BILLS, CLEANED UP A BIT AND HAD JEN HELP ME REMAKE THE BED. WOULD YOU BELIEVE I FORGOT ABOUT MY HAND/ARM UNTIL I TRIED IT BY MYSLEF??? :crazy: I AM TELLING YOU ALL THAT IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE MEN IN WHITE COATS COME TO TAKE ME AWAY!! :lol3:
I REALLY HAD A GREAT DAY. STILL NO NEWS ON THE SCAN BUT HOPEFULLY SOON. BUT IT SEEMED NO ONE WANTED TO HEAR PROBLEMS ON A MONDAY. LOL
JEN AND I WILL GO SHOPPING FRIDAY. WE BOOKED A SEAT ON THE BUS THIS MORNING. WISH IT WAS TRADERS BUT........:dunno:
NOTHING ELSE IS NEW. HAD A GREAT LUNCH OF TURKEY BURGER ON A BED OF ROMAINE, THICK SLICES OF TOMATOE, A SQUIRT OF KETSUP AND RICE ON THE SIDE. :hun:
CAN YOU TELL I AM DETERMINED TO KEEP THE SCALE MOVING IF I CAN???:rofl: :rofl:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.:cloud9: AND GOOD MORNING SHADDIE :sunny:
SHAD......I THINK IF YOU ARE THE ONE SPENDING THE MONEY FOR ALL THIS THEN IT SHOULD BE AN ANIMAL OF YOUR CHOICE!! IF I EVER HIT IT BIG THEN I WILL SAVE SOMETHING OVER HERE. :lol3: BUT IN THE MEANTIME I AM TOO POOR TO BE HELPING ANYONE INCLUDING ANIMALS. WELLLLLL.....EXCEPT FOR THE KIDS. MY KIDS THAT IS. I'M TOO BUSY DOING THAT ON AND OFF. HA!! WE HAVE SOME MEETINGS THIS WEEK AND I AM WONDERING IF NEXT WEEK WPULD SUIT YOU??? HOPING YOU WILL STILL BE HOME THEN....WAS THAT A DEFINITE???
LAURA.....I USED TO BUY ALL MY MAKEUP AT WALGREENS OR CVS. THEY USUALLY CARRY THE MATTE EYESHADOWS AND COVERGIRL USED TO HVE A LOT OF CHOICES. HAPPY HUNTING.....AND FOR CLOTHES TOO!!! :belly: ENJOY. I LIKE THE LAID BACK WEEKENDS TOO. IT'S GOOD FOR THE SOUL!!!:hug:
AND yes the rock heater thingy had a preset temp I think........ it was cheap ....like $29.99.
CEEJAY.....I THINK YOUR STORMS ARE ARRIVING HERE THIS WEEK. WE ARE GLOOMY AND RAINY ALL WEEK :cry: HOPE YOU GET TO DRY OUT. GLAD THE TRUCK DIDN'T GET THERE....GIVES YOUR POOR SINUSES A BREAK!!!:hug:
05-07-2012, 05:26 PM
I'm so proud that you are in the weight loss mode again, and seeing results. I can't seem to get in the right frame of mind. Must be doing something right as my lab results are good. My weight flucutates 3 to 5 pounds each week.
05-07-2012, 09:27 PM
Sorry I've been MIA... Had a crown come off last week, come to find out I have to have a root canal on that tooth. Started the process on wednesday and Thursday had a allergic reaction to the antibotics. The new antibotics are causing issues too... I'm so sensetive to medications. Anyway, work is getting better. Was able to focus and get some projects out.
Annie - Wow, send some photos of your garden. I haven't started my veggie garden, but I have planted flowers.
Laura - I like covergirl or Loreal. I use those brands on my eyes. I hope we get some rain. We were in a drought last year and this past Feb/March received lots of rain. It hasn't rain in over a month now.
Mel - way to go on the weight loss. Sorry you had to lose it while sick, but a loss is a loss. I'm sure that gives you the motivation to eat healthy.
Shad - sounds like your a busy bee with your gardent too. I just love roses and Gerbera diasy's and I can't seem to grow either one.
Ceejay - I hope the little white floaty things stayed away from you..
Michellez - I've been keeping DH in my prayers and will now pray for this job. Sending you good vibes..
Happy - Your raised garden sounds wonderful. Hope all you got was heavy rains. This weather is so unbelievable this year, makes me scared when I heard of severe weather. We need the rain, but only rain.
GOOD MORNING CHICKS
LOVELY CLOUDY MORNING.
GOING TO BE A RESTFUL ONE FOR ME. MAKING UP FOR THE WEEKEND.
SPENT TIME WITH JEN LAST NIGHT AND THEN GOT COZY WITH THE TV.
NOTHING NEW HERE. SILENCE REIGNS SUPREME SO FAR:beach:
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY :moped:
LAURA....YOU SNUCK UP ON ME IN SPARKS.
I HAD A GOOD LAUGH. MY MEMORY IS DEFINITELY GOING KAPUT!
I BELONG TO 2 CHALLENGES OVER THERE ONE FOR EXERCISE (Rivendell walk) AND
ONE FOR ACCOUNTABILITY ( May 1-31 buddy motivation challenge).
KEEPS ME MORE HONEST.:lol3:
CEEJAY.....I AM SURE THIS WEIGHTLOSS OF MINE IS A FLUKE FOR NOW. HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH RECOUPERATING I THINK. I USUALLY FLUCTUATE LIKE YOU DO BUT IN THE 190'S FOR ME.
PATTY....GOOD TO SEE THAT YOUR WORK IS CALMINGDOWN. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE CROWN AND THE ROOT CANAL :cry: I HATE THOSE THINGS!!!!! HOPE YOUR MOUTH FEELS BETTER. I HAVE SIMILAR PROBS WITH MEDS TOO....WHAT DOESN'T KILL YA CAN CURE YA!!:rofl:
05-08-2012, 09:54 AM
Ceejay - I'll be glad when the thunderstorm season is over for doggy's sake.
Mel - LOL that you forgot about the bum hand/arm. Must mean it's getting better! If I decide to keep blogging, I'll probably be switching to Sparkpeople. Having some problems on this site and there are a lot of nice tools on SP too, and I need all the help I can get. See you over there. :)
Patty - Sorry to hear about the crown and the root canal!! Especially when complicated by sensitivity to the meds. Not the pain meds I hope!! Nice that work has let up a bit for you.
Hellos to the rest of you!
Did a BE workout and watched DWTS last night.
I know I put a cheese stick in my backpack this morning but darned if I can find it. Otherwise I have a container of yogurt w/ a date on it of 4/20/12...As Dirty Harry would say "Do I feel lucky?" LOL.
Weight is going the wrong way. Want to think it's me building muscle, but I know I'm eating way too much.
My e-mail is goofy after IT installed the dept mailbox yesterday, as it wasn't added when I received my new laptop. I might have to have more memory added. PITA.
That's about it for me.
05-08-2012, 10:39 AM
I'm very angry right now at my bosses. They've accused me of overflowing one of the elevated tanks yesterday. There was no cause for it to do this unless it was a malfunction of the tank itself. I didn't run any of the pumps on hand. The tank was staying close to full yesterday due to the heavy rain. My boss/friend did tell me that the power blinked on that side of town yesterday. I'd wondered about that cause I had to reset my ADT recorder.I' m so glad that I keep notes pertaining to the plant monitoring system.
Sorry for the rant.
05-08-2012, 11:28 AM
Sorry I didn't get her yesterday. Started doing some stuff and then DH suggested we go out and run some errands and before I know it, the day escaped me. I have picked up a few potted flowers here and there as we go about and decided that's going to be my flower "garden" this year. Pots on the deck. Easy to water and tend to and I don't have to worry about putting out good money only to find I have provided a tasty snack for the wildlife. I guess the deer like to chomp down pretty much anything that grows.
I also have to finish up the data entry for the museum - got one calendar done, should work on the other. And I have 2 library books I need to read. I thought I would have time to do all this stuff and the days are going as fast as when I was working!
Heard you talking about Sparkpeople. It's been a long time since I was there but it was a good website from what I remember. Will have to check it out. I think it's time to let go of my Weight Watchers subscription that I never use.
Ceejay - sorry to hear that they are giving you a hard time at work today. As you say, keep good notes - never know when you have to defend yourself.
Laura - I have found with the yogurt that as long as it's refrigerated properly, it lasts longer than a week past it's good by date. Unless it's separated and runny, I give it the sniff test. I think I've gone as far as 3 weeks past the date but I definitely chuck anything a month old. Better go digging for that cheese stick before you forget you had it in the bag :lol: DH was telling me this morning that he really enjoyed Dancing With the Stars last night. Said this is the best season ever. I'd still rather watch the Food Network :lol:
Mel - glad things were quiet for you. CONGRATS on moving that scale down :yay: I know how hard you have to work to get it to nudge even a bit so good for you! Just watch where you fling those pounds as it seems they come out our way :lol: Keep up the good work.
Patty - sorry to hear about the tooth problems. That is really a pain when you are sensitive to antibiotics - as much hassle as being sensitive to foods. Really limits the treatments and recovery. Hope you are feeling better. Yes, the weather has been crazy everywhere, I'm glad we are not in the path of the tornadoes and such although I have heard even up here we can get them.
Shad - not sure who to recommend for your donations - if it were me I'd find one or two local animal rescue organizations. God bless these people who go in and find these abandoned or mistreated animals. I agree with you about supporting the animals over the humans as unpopular a stance as that might be. :shrug: ;)
Michelle- still sending good thoughts that things work out in your favor :hug:
Annie - hope Sissy getting over being mad and realizing what a great Mom she has in you :hug:
DH is working hard on the garden - I should be out there helping him but I really need to be working in here. :(
So I'd better get off the computer and get busy. Later chicks.
05-08-2012, 11:46 AM
Hi everyone -
Just a quick check in....John's in the hospital having an angiogram procedure done (actually, he should be out of the procedure and in recovery now), where they thread a catheter up through the femoral artery in the groin and see if there are any blockages in any of the arteries. They are also going to check the veins to see if he has pulmonary hypertension. The cardiologist doesn't think John has any heart issues (of course today's procedure will confirm that), but all the docs are concerned that John is still very weak, tired and short of breath all the time.
As for me, I'm at work, trying to stay focused. From 2-3, I have my meeting with my director to receive my improvement plan. I'm hoping that it will be realistic and achievable. No phone calls yet from the other company, but my fingers are crossed :crossed: and I'm praying.
Oh, and I'm coming down with a sore throat that I hope doesn't turn into a respiratory infection...can't be all the stress I've been under running my immune system down now can it? Nah. Stress? What stress? :rofl: :rofl:
I hope you're all doing well.
Much love to all,
05-08-2012, 05:32 PM
Working from home today because the man is coming to fix the Foxtel. He is supposed to be here between 2 and 5pm. Who is going to lay bets on the exact time???
Michelle - I hope John is okay now and they didn't find too much wrong but manage to help the breathing easier. He has been in this place for far too long now.
:crossed: for the new job.
Happy - you are beginning to sound like Ruthxxx - retired and busier than ever. Hope the calendar is going okay and you will be finished by whatever deadline required.
Pots on the verandah sound nice.
Ceejay - rant away. We can take it. It bugs me that these bosses can toss out the blame when they don't even have all the salient facts.
Laura - hope you find the cheese stick before it melts over the bag. Then you will find it fairly fast. Bugs me that all bags now seem to have a black interior. It is just about impossible to find anything in there without a bright light or tipping it upside down.
Mel - good to hear that it is quiet in your world. That makes a change. Hope you haven't spoken too soon.
Oh yes. I will be here this week and next week. Then it is away to the mines for probably most of June and July. I may not even be home some weekends. So we need to talk shortly.
Patty - good to hear from you. Yep need to get the garden in some sort of shape before I go away again. Don't know that I will plant many veges until I get my itinerary since I may not be home for weekends that often.
Hope the tooth is feeling better today.
Right, time to shower and get on with my day. Will need to get in touch with the hairdresser and see if I can get the wool shorn AGAIN.
05-08-2012, 09:07 PM
Work puter is a piece of poo. Getting a new laptop tomorrow. Couldn't access anything so the past two days at work have been useless.
This puter sucks also. We are thinking of get a new laptop. Heck I don't know.
CHELLE..hope you and John are doing much better. Yikes on the weakness of John, but sometimes those pesky respitory illness take a long time to recoup. You take care of you and get some meds before it gets to far gone.
Hello to all you girliesl Things are a lil better with the Sam..time will tell.
Got a little more trimming to do yet. Pattie...will get pix of the garden, haven't planted yet. Just getting the ground in shape for planting right now. Maybe in the next few days or this weekend.
Sleep well all/have a wonderful day Shaddie.
Love and hugs.
05-08-2012, 09:34 PM
One of my new goals is to get in the office early and get out on time. So far so good. Cold front came through this morning, it's 69, cloudy and cool. I won't complain, last week it was in the 80's and humid. Back yard is shaping up, I should be ready to host Mother's Day BBQ at my house. I wanted to get some new bright cushions, but I just can't see spending $ 50.00 on a loveseat cushion & 25 each on chair cushions. I guess the ones I have will do. Oh, the temporary crown came off again. Going back to dentist in the AM, this time I am demanding a New temporary and not glueing this one.
Michellez - I'm keeping John in prayer. I pray that you all get good news. Keeping you in prayers too regarding work plan and new job. I know that can be so stressful. I have a new Director, so curious to see what my mid-year review will look like.
Shad - what is a foxtel? He'll probably call at 3:30pm to tell ya he will be there at 4pm..
Happy - Keeping busy is a good thing! My mother is 80, she goes line dancing twice a week, keeps house, cooks for her and my dad. I see her and I think the KEY is staying busy. I am with you on watching Food Network vs Dancing w/Stars. What is your favorite program?
Annie - new puter is good.. be sure and back up what you have.
Ceejay - oh, that would of really gotten me mad. I hope you can show all the backup and prove to them it wasn't you.
Laura - What is a BE workout? My numbers too are going the wrong way.. I know mine are too many calories in and not burning enough.
Mel - I hope your had a restful day.
05-08-2012, 11:06 PM
Help - he arrived at 1.00pm. No phone call to check whether I would be here or not. Just arrive at the gate.
THE DR CALLED LAST NIGHT AND WANTS TO COME FOR THE MONTHYLY CHECK UP TODAY. NEED TO JUMP IN THE SHOWER AND GET DRESSED.
HE NEVER GIVES A TIME....JUST A DATE :faint:
THAT WILL KEEP ME OUT OF THE OFFICE ANOTHER DAY!:rofl:
NOTHING REALLY NEW HERE. JUST A QUIET DAY AND I WAS HAPPY.
HOPE YOU ALL HVE A GREAT DAY:moped:
CEEJAY....I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE ACCUSATIONS.
HOPE IT'S ALL STRAIGHTENED OUT BY NOW.
GOOD THING YOU TAKE GOOD NOTES AND ARE AN HONEST EMPLOYEE:hug:
DON'T LET IT RUIN THE WEEK. FIND A CALM PLACE IN YOUR MOND AND GO THERE :yoga:
HAPPY.....I CAN JUST SEE THE DEER MARCHING UP TO THE PORCH FOR DINNER.
EACH POT WILL BE A DIFFERENT COURSE!!:lol3:
THERE ARE PLANTS THAT WILL REPEL THE DEER OR SO I HAVE HEARD ON TV GARDENING PROGRAMS.
I THINK THE POTS ARE A GREAT IDEA FOR YOUR FIRST SUMMER.
YOU HAVE ENOUGH TO DO WITH THE HOUSE RIGHT NOW. GOOD CHOICE:hug:
MICHELLE...SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE JOHN AND THE SORE THROAT TOO.
HOPE BOTH OF YOU ARE DOINGBETTER TODAY.
KEEP US POSTED ON JOHN'S TESTS.
SENDING PRAYERS YOUR WAY FPOR THE MEETING AND PLAN.
PLEASE GOD LET IT BE REALISITIC!!:angel:
SHAD.....HOW DID THE FOXTEL REPAIR GO? AND WHAT IS A FOXTEL?? PHONE LINE?
YES I AM WORKING ON A DATE....I SHOULD HAVE DONE IT YESTERDAY BUT I AM WAITINGFOR THE INS COMPANY TO CALL AND THE DR'S OFFICE TO STRAIGHTEN THIS OUT WITH MY SCAN.
THIS FRIDAY ARVO (MINE) MIGHT BE A GOOD ONE. ya think?
PART 2: SO HE CAME EARLY?!?!?! ROFL
I BETTER GET SHOWERED...MAYBE THE DR WILL DO THAT TO ME ALSO!!!
ANNIE....GLAD THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER WITH SAM.
SENDING YOU A HUG:hug: HAPPY GARDENING!!
PATTY.......I AM GLAD TO SEE YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR TIME AT WORK BETTER.
LIFE AND TIME OFF IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH :hug:
HOPE THE CROWN STAYS ON...ESPECIALLY OVER THE WEEKEND!!
HAVE A NICE BBQ FOR MOTHER'S DAY. :hun:
COLORFUL CUSHIONS WOULD BE LOVELY BUT EVERYTHING IS SO EXPENSIVE NOW. SAD REALLY.
05-09-2012, 10:11 AM
Hi everyone -
My meeting yesterday went pretty much as expected. They're trying to get me out...and there's not much I can do. I'll go above and beyond what they ask though...and see what happens, all the while keeping my options open.
John's test came out PERFECTLY! He's got a clean bill of health in terms of his heart. Now hopefully his lungs will heal soon so he can start enjoying life again.
Much love to all,
05-09-2012, 10:43 AM
Michelle Ė Glad dhís tests went well yesterday. So long for him to have breathing problems and weakness Ė that lung illness really did a job on him!! I hope that your sore throat doesnít lead to anything nasty for you Ė you two have had enough!! Sorry the improvement plan is a farce. Still praying and :crossed: re that other opportunity.
Shad Ė Hope the Foxtel is back in good working order. I guess itís good that he arrived early so that you werenít tied to the house for the rest of the day Ė good thing you were home!! My backpack actually has a silver lining (ha, that sounds funny), and so do two of my purses (identical style, one black, one brown). What a difference it makes!
Ceejay Ė I hope the bosses have the real story now and they know youíre not at blame. Iíd be angry as heck too!
Happy Ė Pots on the deck sound convenient, and you have all the years ahead to plant flower beds. Iím lucky that the house we bought already had a lot of perennials (peonies, phlox, daylilies, daffodils) and so I just do some pots around the patio and thatís enough for me. I guess my interest in gardening is limited to the armchair and observer levels. :D
Mel Ė Another quiet day Ė good for you. Hope the doc visit goes well. Have a good market trip tomorrow. Love the graphic today! :)
Patty Ė My mom in MO has had some temps in the 80ís too Ė pretty warm for May!! Hope you have good weather for your Motherís Day BBQ. Iím always surprised by the price of decorative pillows and cushions, but I shouldnít be. When I think I can do it DIY for less $$, by the time the cost of the fabric and other materials are figured, itís not that much less. And we have to consider the fact that the fabric used for the outdoor furniture has to be sturdy to stand up to the sun and weather...I hope the new temp crown fits better and stays in place! BE is Body Electric, and itís an exercise show with Margaret Richard as the host. Its focus is strength training. It's shown on PBS. Although I love the show, itís been in a sort of decline the past several years and fewer PBS stations air it because new series of shows have not been produced in many years. Obtaining funding for new shows is difficult, and I understand that production is now more expensive due to the need to close-caption the shows. I like the show because you can make most of the moves as challenging as you need to through the use of hand/ankle weights. I've recorded a lot of the shows and saved them to dvd's.
Annie Ė I heartily agree - computers can be a real PITA. My e-mail was all goofy yesterday and the issue finally got resolved around mid-afternoon Ė what a waste of most of the day. Glad things are going somewhere with dd.
So the cheese stick didnít turn up yesterday. Unsolved mystery, lol. The yogurt didnít cause any problems and tasted alright. I took the peach flavor (the older container, lol) and I donít care much for peach. I donít care much for fruit on the bottom period Ė too sweet Ė so I just leave it there. Lately Iíve just bought vanilla and added fruit or crunchy cereal to it. This was a store brand of a Greek-style yogurt. I suppose Iíd try the Greek kind again, but not peach.
So as I mentioned to Annie Ė yesterday was sort of unproductive due to the e-mail problem, grrr. Today will be better!
I did one BE show last night (triceps, inner & outer thighs, and quads) and afterwards 50 ab crunches on the ball.
Tonight Iím going to the movies (day changed this week). Weíre seeing ďThe Five Year EngagementĒ, which is supposed to be a good romantic comedy (for a change).
Thatís about it for me. Oh, except to tell you that now I really need to buy some new eyeshadow. The lid of my current one came off (it had been broken and no, I didnít bother to rubber-band it) and so a large chunk of cream-colored shadow got gouged out and made a mess of my makeup bag. Spent a large amount of my train commute wiping down the bag and everything in it Ė thank goodness for wet wipes! (That shadow is now in the garbage.)
Now I'm done. Have a great day/evening everyone! :flow1:
05-09-2012, 12:06 PM
Good morning all,
The little butterflies have found my potted flowers this morning and are dancing all over them. DH tried to get a picture but the wind is blowing the flowers which blurs them and the butterflies don't sit too long in any one spot. But it's pretty neat looking. Yesterday I was sitting on the couch and watching the bunny races. We have a pair of bunnies that were chasing each other back and forth across the yard. DH said they were doing this all day long while he was out there. I know from previous experience this is their courtship ritual. I've noticed as we drive around that things are greening up and some of the flowering trees are budding so there's bits of color here and there. Spring is in the air up north. It's going to be pretty nice for the upcoming week - I sure hope the weather holds up for my family's visit in a week and a half. It's much nicer when it's sunny and dry out :D
Laura - that's wierd about the cheese stick gone missing. I agree with you on the peach yogurt - I like it in a smoothie but not a fan of eating it alone. If you get plain Greek yogurt and mix it with fruit or granola on your own, you cut out a ton of sugar. Ugh on the broken eye shadow case. I have some of the BareEssentials mineral makeup and it seems that the covers crack over time so I've got several in my vanity drawer instead of my makeup case because that stuff's too expensive to find opened and spilled all over :lol: Hope you find another eye shadow you like. I go by color more than being loyal to one particular brand.
Michelle - so glad to hear that DH's heart is ok. He's been sick for so long, how frustrating that they can't find the source and treat it by now. I'm very sorry to hear that they are pushing you out the door at work. :hug: Certainly not what you need with all the other stressors you have going on in your life right now. It's so frustrating when you are a good worker, give them your all and it doesn't really matter. Perhaps as we used to joke at my old place - you need pictures AND video of certain people to hang on to your job - at least that's how we explained those who were basically useless who continued to not only keep their manager jobs but get a bonus to boot. I hope something comes through for you soon.
Mel - hope you got a good bill of health from the doctor. He has to be pleased that you are losing some weight and you have to be less stressed avoiding the office as much as possible and pushing back when they try to take advantage of you. You are right about the deer repellant flowers - not so much of a repellant as much as the critters don't find them tasty. There's alot of hungry creatures out here who would make fast work of an easy meal wherever they can get it. Between living in a cold zone / short growing season and the deer - it really limits what we can grow here. Maybe I can just go to the craft store and get some silk flowers artfully arranged :rofl:
You ladies talked about daffodils which are in full bloom in spots here. They look so pretty with the pink flowering trees. I saw a few tulips but not many and the ones I did see were kind of sad looking.
Patty - you are so right about the lawn cushions. We should replace ours also but it's like buying lawn furniture all over again. :yikes: Best time to get them is end of season closeout sales but then you take the risk that things are mismatched or don't have all the pieces you need. So you are hosting Mother's Day? A BBQ sounds like fun, especially if everyone brings a dish along. I totally agree with you that staying active in your senior years is what keeps people more healthy. My Mom and her sister are living proof of that. As for the Food Network, right now my guilty pleasure is the show "Chopped". Not sure why, I don't really learn any cooking lessons from it and I was thinking last night, I have to look at shows that will teach me techniques now that we are too far away to take cooking classes.
Annie - hope the new computer goes smoothly. Getting a new laptop is a good idea but eventually those bog down too or maybe it's just that you get used to them being faster and eventually they seem to slow down. Sounds like you are a bit tired - maybe you and Curtis should plan something fun for the upcoming holiday weekend. Something more fun than digging up the garden.
Shad - Foxtel??? - ahhh the cable people :lol: Yes, they are pretty independent and you are at their mercy. Hopefully they took care of whatever you called them for. Sounds like you will be doing more travelling for work in the upcoming months. Why would you be away for longer bouts - are you going farther out?
Ceejay - hope things have calmed down at work and they realize they spoke out of turn. How's the bronchitis?
Time for me to get on with the day. Have a good one chicks. :wave:
05-09-2012, 04:23 PM
I think the bosses like to ruffle my feathers. Then they are shocked to see all the notes I have and say nothing else about it. I've calmed down.
Bronchitis is gone except for some stuff still in my throat. This too will pass. I need to get busy and get some potted plants. I like petunia's. I've been eyeing an orchid at Walmart's.
I like watching the hummbing birds and butterflies.
Glad to hear that dh's test came back good. Reminds me that I need to schedule another stress test and ekg. Still sending you good vibes.
Did you find that missing cheese stick? Good job on the BE work outs.
Did the doctor come today?
Mother's day BBQ sounds like a winner. I'm going to miss being at my aunt's on mother's day as I have to work.
Ouch on the computer taking a dive. How much more gardening will you do before putting in the plants?
05-09-2012, 09:11 PM
Well my puter at work was not the problem. The new laptop had the same issues accessing just about anything. Come to find out about half the office has the same problems. I was the only one to call and report an issue until today. That is why I.T. decided it was my laptop. BTW...our I.T. department is in Greenbay. This is all done by remote access by a puter geek and the phone. It is our network in the office causing all the trouble...what are they going to do to fix it...probably nuttin much. We are the red headed step children of Humana's entire corporation.
Going to try to get the garden in this weekend. Got to get the plants first, already have the seeds for some of it.
Chelle...just keep doing your best and then when the time comes you can know you did your best and the heck with them. Hugs and prayers sister. Very glad DH got the good health on the heart...now let's get him healthy and don't forget to take care of you.
Ceeg...bosses at work just pee me off sometimes. I was to shout and choke them. Good for you watching your own back by taking notes.
Happy...just love the butterflies on the flowers, also love it when the hummingbirds return to my feeder. I guess they might show up if I fill it up for the season and put it out...lol
Laura...I tell you Yoplait makes the bestest greek yogurt on earth. It truly tastes like ice cream to me. YUM
MELLIE...I think the doctor just comes to visit with you to keep you B*TT out of the office and taking care of you....glad he is doing it. See he has a plan...lol
Patty...shuuwee on the temp crown. I just went around and around on the temp crown thing and the permanent crown...I feel for you sista.
Shad...did you get the cable issues fixed? Did the guy know what he was doing? I know one thing, they sure do not care where the put a hole in the wall and put an ugly faceplate on it.
Curtis and I took Dad out to dinner tonight. We went to Licoln Square Restaurant. Their speciality is mediterian food and Greek food. I, however had a bed of spinach leaves with mandarin oranges, strawberries, walnuts, apple, a bit of feta cheese, and balsamic dressing. So yummy. Curtis had black forrest fried pork chops, mashed potatos with mushroom gravy and salad. Dad had fried perch, baked potato and salad. Rolls and dessert came with the dinners, of which I had none. None of the is neither Greek or mediteranian but so dang good. Then we took dad home, visited a while, then a light bulb came on in Curtis' head. He left his glasses on the table at the restaurant. Went back and picked them up. Came home and here I am typing. Not too exciting nite.
Better get my jammies on and kick back before bed time.
THE WHOLE BALLGAME CHANGED YESTERDAY WITH JUST ONE PHONE CALL FROM THE BIG CHEESE. AS I PREDICTED...LOTS OF RED FACES RESULTING FROM THE LAST INSPECTION. BIG BOSS HAD TO DEMAND A RE-INSPECTION. TWICE. GOT TURNED DOWN TWICE. WENT OVER EVERYONE'S HEADS AND NOW EVERYONE ELSE RUNNING AROUND DOING THE THINGS THEY HAVEN'T DONE FOR THE LAST 12 YEARS. I COULDN'T HELP BUT GLOAT A LITTLE INSIDE. THEY NEVER LEARN. EVEN HIM.
AS FOR THE DR VISIT. HE WILL NOT RELEASE ME UNTIL THE SCAN IS DONE AND HE IS FURIOUS ABOUT ME GETTING TURNED DOWN. HE TOOK ALL THE PAPER WORK AND SAID HE'D GET IT PASSED ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. HE'S VERY UPSET THAT THEY WOULD LEAVE A WOMAN IN A CHAIR WITH A SERIOUS DISORDER WHO HAS NODES IN HER LUNGS OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN UNTESTED. HE SAID IT'S NEGLIGENT AND HE'S GOING TO USE THAT WORD. HOPEFULLY HE WILL GET RESULTS.
IN THE MEANTIME I EXPLAINED THE SITU AT WORK......I AM ALLOWED TO WORK A LITTLE BIT FOR AN EXTRA CHECK. HE FOUND ME OUTSIDE THE OFFICE AND WAS OBSERVING ME THRU THE FRONT DOOR WITH 2 MEN. TOLD ME HE COULDN'T WAIT TO GET ME UPSTAIRS & SLAP A BP CUFF ON ME. :rofl:
THE BP WAS STILL TOO HIGH OF COURSE WITH THE AGGRAVATION. HE CAN SEE ME HAVING TO PHASE OUT THE OFFICE BIT BY BIT. THE BODY JUST WILL NOT COOPERATE AND BP MEDS JUST AREN'T FOR ME.....IF AT ALL POSSIBLE POSSIBLE. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THIS IS WHAT THEY CALL "SITTING" BP NUMBERS. IT'S NOT DUE TO PHYSICAL EXERTION AND CONSTANT "STRESS" BP NUMBERS LIKE THIS ARE JUST TOO HIGH.
HE SAID WE CAN DISCUSS IT MORE NEXT MONTH. HE'S GIVING ME ANOTHER MONTH TO SEE HOW I PROGRESS... OR NOT.
HE'S REALLY GIVING ME TIME TO MENTALLY ADJUST....I KNOW HIM TOO WELL. HE CAN'T FOOL ME. :lol3:
OTHER THAN THAT....THINGS ARE GOOD AND I FEEL GOOD.
HOPE YOU GALS HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:
MICHELLE...I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR HOW THE MEETING WENT. WISH I HAD SOME WORDS OF WISDOM TO IMPART. WILL SND GOOD THOUGHTS AND KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED FOR SOMETHING BETTER TO COME ALONG. :crissed: :hug:
LAURA....HOPE THE E-MAIL SITUATION GOT RESOLVED. I MUST HAVE MISSED THE MISSING CHEESE STICK!!:rofl: AND YOU HAD BETTER GET YOUR BUTT OUT AND GET SOME EYESHADOW. WE CANNOT HAVE ONE OF OUR CHICKS OUT THERE WITH NAKED EYES! I AM SURE ANNIE HAS TONS OF IT AND CAN SHARE:lol3: HOPE TODAY AT WORK IS BETTER :hug:
HAPPY.... I WOULD ASSUME THAT SILK FLOWERS ARTFULLY ARRANGED WOULD BE SAFE...THEY SEEM TO BE AN ACQUIRED TASTE:rofl: :rofl: YOU ARE TOO FUNNY! I LOVED THE VISUAL OF THE DANCINGBUTTERFLIES ON YOUR PLANTS. MUST BE A WONDERFUL SIGHT. WE HAVE SO FEW TO WATCH HERE. I CAN SEE YOU WILL BE IN CRUNCH TIME WITH THE FAMILY'S ARRIVAL SO NEAR. GOOD LUCK!!!
CEEJAY....SO GLAD YOU HAVE CALMED DOWN. THEY NEED TO FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO BLAME NOW :rofl: KEEP THOSE NOTES COMING!! THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.
ANNIE....SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE COMPUTER WOES. GOD KNOWS I DREAD STUFF LIKE THAT. :cry: HOPE YOU RED-HEADED KIDS GET ADOPTED BY THE PARENT COMPANY:rofl: FUNNY BUT NOT FUNNY I KNOW. ALSO HOPE THEY CAN FIX THE PROBLEM. SENDING YOU A GOOD THOUGHT TODAY AS WELL :hug:
SHAD....I AM SORRY BUT TODAY AND TOMORROW ARE NO GOOD. DOOR REPAIR MEN ARE SCHEDED FOR BOTH AFTERNOONS. I AM GOING TO HAVE TO TALK TO THE BOSS ON MONDAY WHEN HE COMES AND TELL HIM I NEED ONE DAY FULL OFF ENTIRELY. WHAT DAY NEXT WEEK WOULD BE THE BEST FOR YOU??? HOPE THE MONERS ARE BEHAVING:hug:
05-10-2012, 10:18 AM
Getting ready to leave in a few minutes to drive to Jonesboro, Ar to the dermatologist. My neighbor may get the proverbial rug pulled out from under her today. She has the audacity to want to meet a friend that's coming from another city in AR to a doctor in Jonesboro. I'm not driving her all over town cause she has no idea where to go, I'm supposed to use my mental telepathy to find out where. Don't think so. I'm not going to invite her next time. I could have spent the night with bff and played with her gd. Oh well live and learn.
Too cute that the doctor was observing you.
05-10-2012, 11:07 AM
Good morning ladies,
It's going to be an absolutely gorgeous day out today. I have to hurry and finish my work inside so I can get out there and enjoy the day. This morning we had a giant moth - almost as big as the palm of my hand - sitting right outside the door sunning itself on the deck. I named it Mothzilla. :lol: Always something to see out here. We hear the hummingbirds are coming back to town and we will have to make a feeder with orange halfs to attract the Baltimore Oriole birds who are a gorgeous orange and black bird.
Mel - hope you are going to heed the doctor's advice. I am living proof of getting that blood pressure down. Even when you don't think the aggrivation is affecting you, it does. Simply from sheer frustration as to how those people can be such dummies all the time. You need to find something to get involved in so you don't miss the office too much :lol: Maybe you can mentor someone else on moving things along down there.
Annie - speaking of yogurt ice cream, have you ever put the a container of your favorite brand in the freezer? People were saying it was delicious. I guess that would be a handy way of extending out stuff that was getting close to expiration too.
Ceejay - I like Petunias too - some of the Proven Winner brand come in the most beautiful brilliant colors. I just don't like having to pinch off the spent blossoms on those. Shad can give you some advice on growing orchids.
It got really cold last night. I had kept a clear plastic shower curtain I wasn't using and had to find it in the basement and make a makeshift greenhouse last night for my potted flowers. DH told me a bumblebee had decided to lay in the flowers as his final resting place yesterday afternoon. He had warned me about bringing the flowers inside which I typically do if it gets near freezing at night. I guess everything did well as it looks ok today.
Anyway I'm not spending alot of time on here if I want to get outside so saying hello to the rest of the chicks. Happy Thursday. I'm excited our little movie theater in town is getting Dark Shadows tomorrow. I can't wait to see that movie!
05-10-2012, 11:34 AM
MESSAGE FOR TODAY: EAT MORE HOSTESS PRODUCTS. Hostess in Indiana has til next Tuesday to find a buyer or resolve the issues with the union, or the judge is going to close the doors on the bankruptcy issue. Praying for a good outcome. Could use your good thoughts and prayers also...
FINALLY, the puters at work are fixed. It was definitely a network problem. Only a 20 minute fix once you get the right person on the line. Sheesh. Now the entire office is accessing sites they shouldn't...lol
Will come back later today or tonight to finish posting.
Loves and hugs.,
05-10-2012, 12:52 PM
Annie - My thoughts and prayers are with you and C. for a good outcome re his employer. Glad the computers are fixed now. :) I'll have to try the yoplait greek yogurts. Your salad sounded really delish!! :hun:
Happy - Glad your makeshift greenhouse worked out. I put a couple hanging pots outside last weekend - I overwintered them and they are looking very scraggly. Hoping there's no more frosty weather - it'd be a shame they survived in primative conditions in the basement all winter only to succumb to late spring frost. And I have a couple more pots to move outside also... Enjoy your day outside.
Ceejay - Hope you're having a good trip to Jonesboro.
Mel - Hope the doc gets the situation w/ the scan straightened out. I'm glad he's on your side! Looked at some eye shadow yesterday at CVS at lunchtime but with a lot of them, I couldn't tell which ones were matte vs. shiny. One I found is Physicians Formula, might try that so I don't have to walk around w/ naked eyelids, LOL.
:wave: Hellos to Shad, Michelle, Patty and Java! :wave:
The movie "Five Year Engagement" was definitely better than the average romantic comedy. I enjoyed it, but it was a wee bit too long for me...my pet peeve. Jason Segal - meh. I don't have a great memory, but his character seemed a lot like the one in "Forgetting Sara Marshall". If the main character is going to show his arse and other naked parts, I'd prefer to have the actor be better looking and in better shape. Looking forward to seeing "The Avengers"! Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner - what more could you want??!!
I WAS GOING TO POST THIS TONITE BUT THE DOOR MEN ARE HERE ALREADY. GOT THEM STARTED AND TOLD THEM I
D BE RIGHT BACK. OK
I DID 2 LOADS OF WASH AND PUT THEM AWAY. SPENT TIME WITH JEN. THEN SHE LEFT AND I WENT OUTSIDE FOR A FEW MINUTES OF OUR DISAPPEARING SUNSHINE. SUPPOSED TO BE NICER TOMORROW.
THE BUILDING STINKS OF OIL BASED ENAMEL PAINT. PU!! THE OLD GRAY FLOORS NEEDED PAINTING IWORK ROOMS DOWNSTAIRS AND SOME DOORS THROUGHOUT THE BLDG. WHAT A FRIGGING MESS.
ANYWAY....NOTHING NEW HERE CEPT THE NURSE CALLED CAUSE THE DR FORGOT TO ASK HOW I LOST THE WEIGHT AND WAS IT THE PROGRAM WE HAD DISCUSSED. HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE I LOST IT ON PURPOSE AND NOT CAUSE SOMETHING IS WRONG. :rofl: HE MAKES ME LAUGH.
TOMORROW IS FOOD SHOPPING AND THE DOOR GUYS. DAY 3 OF FOUR.
PRAYING THEY FINISH FRIDAY NIOTE AND AREN'T COMING BACK SUNDAY. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A VERY HAPPY FRIDAY. GOOD THING I'VE BEEN COOKING IN ADVANCE...I HAVE LOTS OF FOOD THAT JUST NEEDS REHEATING. :hun:
SWEET DREAMS & GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE.
CEEJAY....LIVE & LEARN IS RIGHT. NEXT TIME YOU CAN HAVE A MUCH BETTER & HAPPIER TIME. SAD HOW WHEN WE TRY TO HELP OUT OTHERS THEY END UP TAKING ADVANTAGE :hug: ENJOY YOUR FRIDAY :encore:
HAPPY.....MOTHZILLA!! OMG THAT CRACKED ME UP NO END!!:rofl: :rofl:
GLAD THE PLANTS MADE IT THRU THE NIGHT. GOOD IDEA USING THE SHOWER CURTAIN. SMART COOKIE AREN'T YA?!?!?!
I CANNOT WAIT TILL EVERYONE SEE YOUR HOUSE AND PROPERTY. HOPE MOM IS DOING WELL. HOW IS SHE BEEN SINCE COMING HOME???
SENDING HER GOOD THOUGHTS TOO:hug:
ANNIE.....I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE HOSTESS BUSINESS.
I REMEMBER WHEN JEN & I LIVED ON HOSTESS PRODUCTS. HAVEN'T BOUGHT ANY IN YEARS AND JEN & RICHIE GAVE THEM UP NOW TOO.
BUT I DO HOPE THINGS GET SETTLED AND CURT IS OK:hug:
MAKE SURE THEY HANDLE YOUR PC PROBLEMS CAUSE WE NEED YA HERE!!!
05-10-2012, 03:42 PM
Laura...I use Covergirl Eyehancers 3 kit shadow in shimmering sands color.
It is medium brown, light brown and light pink. I put the med brown on the lower lid..med brown on middle of lid and light pink on upper lid.
They have other shimmering colors too.
Cafe au lait - light brown/light tan/light pink
Golden Sunset - light brown,light gold/cream
Sea Glass - Tan/light green/cream
Dance Party - light pink/tan/dark pink
Hope this helps.
05-10-2012, 04:53 PM
Annie - So sorry to hear about C's job. Sending many, many prayers his way for a good outcome. Sending much love to both of you as well. Thanks for the eyeshadow recommendations. It's been ages since I've worn makeup...and I really should get back to it - definitely for interviewing at least (hopefully one or two or more will be scheduled soon)!
Ceejay - I hope the trip to Jonesboro is a good one!
Happy - I've got to start working in the yard. This weekend will be mowing and if I have any energy or back left after that, I'll do some planting. It sucks that I'm trying to fend off a cold just when planting time comes around.
Time to head home....I'll post more tomorrow (or later if I can snag the iPad out of DH's hands for a few minutes). My plans for this evening involve getting home, fixing an easy dinner, showering and being in bed asleep by 6:30 or 7 (to try and knock this cold out).
05-10-2012, 05:54 PM
Mel - Hope the shopping and the door work goes smoothly! You're lucky to have your doc looking out for you. :)
Annie - Thanks for the shadow recommendations - I'm gonna check those out. Heck, I bet I even have a coupon so I can save some money.
Michelle - Sorry you've got a cold. I hope the extra sleep helps, and that you're able to do everything you plan over the weekend. Early bedtime sounds good to me right now, but I have a hair appointment first dang it! :yawn:
05-10-2012, 07:12 PM
Back from Jonesboro. Had a good doctor's visit. He froze some places off my back that look like moles but are not. Stopped by the regular doctor and picked up my lab results. I'm impressed. I still need to work on bringing up my hdl level. I did bring it up by 3 points from 35 to 38 but it's still not high enough. Need's to be at least 50 to 60. I'll be taking my flaxseed oil and exercising. My b12 level was extremely good.
My aunt called me today about my cousin who had thyroid surgery yesterday. His doctor removed a goiter the size of a softball. Yikes. He's doing well.
Happy is right on with the blood pressure. The least little bit of stress can make it move up.
When I was in Missouri I got to see one Baltimore Oreo and one hummingbird. Think they were scouts. The BO is a beautiful bird. Wow that was a huge moth!
Hope you get over you cold. Don't over do on the yard work this week end.
I thought about C the other morning when I saw the Hostess display. I don't need to but I'll buy a box tomorrow.
Glad you enjoyed the movie. Good luck finding the eye shadow's.
How did your day go?
Have a good day/evening
05-10-2012, 07:38 PM
The Lost Dr. Seuss Book: I Love My Job
I love my job, I love the pay.
I love it more and more each day.
I love my boss; he/she is the best.
I love his boss and all the rest.
I love my office and its location.
I hate to have to go on vacation.
I love my furniture, drab and gray,
And the paper that piles up every day.
I love my chair in my padded cell.
There's nothing else I love so well.
I love to work among my peers.
I love their leers and jeers and sneers.
I love my computer and its software;
I hug it often though it don't care.
I love each program and every file,
I try to understand once in a while.
I'm happy to be here, I am, I am;
I'm the happiest slave of my Uncle Sam.
I love this work; I love these chores.
I love the meetings with deadly bores.
I love my job-I'll say it again.
I even love these friendly men,
These men who've come to visit today
In lovely white coats to take me away.
I'll be back when I find my way out of this place
05-11-2012, 09:17 AM
TGIF fo sho....so glad to have this crazy week of failing networks and computers out of the way. This will be a busy weekend but not too bad. Tonight my BFF Leanne is having a baby gender revealing party for her step-daughter at 7 pm. Curtis and I will be attending. I tell you they come up with the dangest things to have parties for these days. Tomorrow getting up at dawn's crack with Curtis so I can be at Big O Tires to see about my front right tire that is bobboly. Then off to Joy's House (senior day care) to pick up the flowers I ordered to support their efforts. Home again, home again jiggity jig to hopefully plant my garden...YEAH! The fun stuff...Sunday is mother's day with no known plans. Hopefully I will get a card from my kids. I do need to clean house and put it back in order now that we have finished painting. That will probably be Sunday.
SHADDIE....Love the Doc Suess poem. How true, how true, keep telling ourselves that. And I am more than ready to go with the men in the white jackets. I copied the poem and sent it to a few of my co-workers...I think we all feel the same way.
CHELLE...hope your cold is getting better and the extra sleep did you some good. Do NOT overwork yourself this weekend and get even more sick. Do you hear me sista? I mean it. Hugs
CEEG...great to hear the lab results were a bit better. That in itself would put me in a better frame of mind. Good for you.
LAURA...I also use the foundation and blush that Ellen Degeneres promotes. It goes on smooth. Little creamy-ish but smooth. Covergirl & Olay simply ageless selection.
Hello to all the rest of you worldlies....have a marvelous day/night.
Love, Hugs and Prayers.
05-11-2012, 10:27 AM
Morning all. TGIF!! :carrot: Decided to use real sugar in my tea this morning and two packets wasn't enough, and so I added some of the agave nectar I bought a couple weeks ago. Of course after that it was too sweet. :p Knowing I don't care for honey, I'm not sure why I thought I'd like the agave nectar. If the admin asst doesn't want it, I'll put it in the coffee room.
Ceejay – I’m sure if you keep working on getting that good cholesterol up, it’ll happen little by little. Well, I googled goiter and would have been fine just reading the explanation, but when I scrolled down there were photos. Didn’t need to see that. :yikes: So if the goiter is the enlarged thyroid gland, and then that’s removed, does that mean he has to take medication to do the job that the gland used to do? Huh. Glad your cousin is doing well.
Shad – Love the poem! :lol: We all feel that way, don’t we?
Annie – What the heck, any excuse for a party is a good one. :yes: Have fun. Big O Tires, LOL, I like that name. Hope they get the bobboly out of your tire. So nice you’ve supported a good cause, enjoy the flowers. :flow1: So are these cut flowers or the kind you plant?? :flow1: Enjoy getting your garden in. My “gardening” will consist of bringing two more pots of sad overwintered potted plants onto the patio. After using the same foundation for quite a while, I’ve been trying different ones. Right now I’m actually using a tinted moisturizer as my foundation and it’s pretty good (Aveeno). I use an spf 30 moisturizer (Eucerin) and then this tinted moisturizer also has an spf 30, so at least I’m getting some sun protection. :sunny:
Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies, hope you’re having a good Friday/Saturday so far. :)
Hair appointment went fine last night. Afterwards, bf and I went to look at a sofa/futon sort of thing I caught on craigslist (been doing periodic searches for some patio furniture the past couple months). Anyway, don’t know how I came upon this, but it certainly seats more than the wicker loveseat we currently have in the 3-season room. (It can seat two, but not comfortably unless one of the two is a small child, lol.) This one has 3 seat cushions and 3 back cushions, surprisingly firm. The back part goes down so it can be slept on (guess that's the reason for the firm cushions). Nice print covers on the cushions, and there’s an extra set of covers too. We’ll pick it up this evening, if bf can get our neighbor to lend us his pickup truck and help. It’s only 5 min. away from the house, so hopefully he can do it. It’s times like this I miss our mini-van...
After that was Bed, Bath & Beyond for a new co2 canister for our Sodastream, and then dinner. We ended up getting burrito bowls from Chipotle and bringing them home. I ate the whole thing – too much, for sure. The only concession to health was that I chose the brown rice, haha. Oh, and I didn’t get guacamole on it…whoopee.
Today is doggy’s last shot of Adequan, and we have to pay the bill :yikes: and then submit the claim to doggy’s insurance. Fingers crossed :crossed: they will cover a good chunk of that, otherwise our consolation prize will be a $20 rebate from the drug company. Going forward, it’ll be about one shot per month. Doggy definitely seems to be getting up and down more easily, so that’s good.
Tomorrow evening is the auction/dinner for the lab rescue org, otherwise, nothing else planned this weekend. I'll probably spend some time getting the 3-season room in shape to accommodate our new seating.
I just learned our office will be closed on the 21st, which I believe is the last day of the NATO meeting here. We're expected to work remotely. Have to bring home the laptop every night next week and be prepared for potential office closure. (There are safety concerns because there will be protesters in the area.) Guess I'll get my backpack lightened up this weekend in preparation for hauling the laptop home next week.
That's about it for now. Happy Mother's Day in advance to everyone.
05-11-2012, 10:27 AM
Good morning chicks,
Baby gender revealing party???? OMG I am getting so OLD. Gag me. :P I think in my day that used to be called BIRTH. Did you see the most recent cover of TIME magazine that has a woman dressed in workout gear with a kid (who is supposed to be 3 but looks more like 5) sucking on her boob and looking at the camera in sort of a creepy way? Cover story is supposed to be about extended breastfeeding but it really is a strange and almost disturbing picture. I think once the kid's got teeth, it's time to get off the nip. Kinda different if you live in a 3rd world country where food is not plentiful but in our country where everything is enhanced and fortified, I don't see the point. No wonder we have such self indulgent people today. The more I see of the world, the happier I am in my little place here in the woods.
Looks like the bear that we thought was long gone might still be in the area. GO AWAY BEAR!!! It was cool to see him once but we don't want him hanging around. We have not put any corn out in weeks and most of the wildlife has disappeared. The things on legs have been replaced with flying things. I was on the deck yesterday and this huge bumblebee - was longer than the tip of my finger to the second joint - tried to fly in my ear. I knocked it away but it fell on the deck. Was in the throws of dying, probably drunkenly flew at me in the first place. Mothzilla, Beezilla - I almost feel like I live in the land of large bugs like Shad :rofl:
Annie - I hope your Mother's Day weekend is not a bust this year. :( Is your son still in the service? Hope the weather holds up for you for getting your planting in. Sorry to hear about Curtis, I do hope that something comes through and they don't wind up closing things down. I just find it depressing that so many people are barely hanging on to their jobs.
Shad - sounds like the circus has finally shown up at your workplace. Liked the poem "I Love My Job". Several of us had it on our tackboards and were told to take it down because it "sent the wrong message". I hope you survive the chaos.
Ceejay - glad some of your numbers are improving. Keep up the good work - might take a while but what you are doing is helping. Yikes on the cousin't surgery but I heard those goiters can get huge.
Michelle - hope you got to bed early and put that cold to rest.
Mel - p.u. on the smelly paint. Reminds me of white laquered cabinets for some reason. Hope the smell is not wafting up to your place. That was good of the doc to ask about the reason for your weight loss. Unexplained loss is a precursor to so many bad things and easily overlooked I imagine. Glad he is thorough. Come out here - we have fresh air and sunshine. Just watch out for the giant bumblebees. :yikes:
Laura - I love Yoplait yogurts, only criticism I've heard about their Greek brands is that they tend to have alot of sugar in them - probably why they are so tasty. People were recommending Fage (I think that's how you spell it) and adding your own fruit / add-ins to make it a bit healthier. Just depends on what you are going for. I am really excited because our little 4 screen movie theater in town is getting Dark Shadows today. I'm thinking I will perhaps drag DH one weeknight to see it.
I got one room completely cleaned yesterday. Am trying to focus on one room at a time because I start something and make a big mess and then flit to something else. Today I'm working on the loft area. And maybe a quick run to the grocery store. Have a good Friday ladies.
05-11-2012, 10:30 AM
Laura - just saw your post. I like the agave nectar on fresh fruit salad - particularly if some of the fruit like strawberries or cantaloupe looks nice but is not as sweet as it should be. I have not used it in baking, and wasn't that crazy about adding it to teas and such.
Speaking of tea, I opened a tin I was given in my going away basket. Green tea with coconut, ginger and vanilla. YUM!
05-11-2012, 10:34 AM
What's with the NATO meeting? Shades of 1968 Democratic convention in Grant Park???? (Protestors vs Mayor Daley (the dad who didn't fool around with no dang hippies) and the riot police. :yikes:
05-11-2012, 10:43 AM
Happy - Yeh, that time mag cover is creepy - I'm bad at guessing ages of everyone, but that kid doesn't look 3 yo!! But if he's been breastfed that long, maybe it's making him grow a lot, haha.
Are you sure you aren't in Alaska - a bear, giant flying things...can't wait to see how your garden does. You might get giant produce too, just like in Alaska, LOL.
Most of the flavored yogurts seem too sweet to me - maybe Fage or plain is the way to go.
Hope you get a lot accomplished today (no flitting!!) so you can go see Dark Shadows this weekend!! I'm curious to see how it does and what the reviews are saying.
05-11-2012, 10:51 AM
Re NATO - there will be street closures, museum campus closures, extra police, removal of certain garbage receptacles that could be used to place explosives...All kinds of precautionary measures so we don't have anything like the 1968 riots... They are trying to approve where protests and marches can occur - naturally they want them away from anywhere they can be seen or cause problems. Glad the G8 was moved to Camp David, it would have been even more nuts around here.
05-11-2012, 01:06 PM
Just ran over to McAlisters and got the below salad. Goodness was it ever delish!!
Savannah Chopped Salad
Crisped Greens, Dried Cranberries, Honey Roasted Almonds, Gorgonzola Cheese, Fresh Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Grilled Chicken with sherry shallot vinegarette dressing.
HAPPY...the flower from Joy's House are plantable type. Come in a tray. Also got a hanging basket of petunias. Used to get my momma one every year. I am giving this one to dad. Speaking of dad...the other night at dinner he placed his order with me. He wants me to make him some homemade bread and BBQ wings. And in a couple of weeks he would like a pineapple upside down cake. He must think I am a restaurant. lol. I agree with you on the breast feeding...once they have teeth...knock it off.
LAURA...what type of beverages do you make in the soda stream? I hear them talking about it on the Bob & Tom show every now and then. Of course Tom uses it for the fizzy water only. No soda...
That is about it for now. Back to work...blah.
Love and hugs
05-11-2012, 01:15 PM
And now the rest of the story....abour the mayan calendar...good to know..lol
I'd forgotten about the NATO meeting in your area. The higher up's are expecting something to happen during that time. Stay safe. I'm sure that he'll have to take thyroid med's. My thyroid is dead--I have to take the med's to replace the hormone. Thyroid disease is something that runs in our family.
Have you seen the bear again? The only thing I like about a bumble bee or any other type of little creatures is a dead one. I'm with you on the cleaning one room at a time. I get to side tracked.
How are you today? Any more stress?
I liked the Dr Suess poem.
Ugh on the wobbly tire. Sending good vibes that things will work out on Mother's day.
I really don't want to clean house but I have my office and my bedroom that looks like a tornado has struck.
05-11-2012, 01:57 PM
Annie - Another tasty salad for you!
Nice you're carrying on the flower tradition. :)
We don't make soda with our Sodastream either, but bf adds grape juice to the fizzy water. We also have some lemon-lime and orange "essence" (flavorings w/o sugar). I like adding fresh lemon juice or cranberry juice to mine. And every once in a while I'll use the seltzer water to make a white wine spritzer. And I think we've also added a bit of cherry syrup and fresh lime juice.
Before the sodastream, we were buying cans of seltzer water, so this saves us lugging it home. We still buy some soda, but I'm neither of us are daily soda drinkers. I like that a lot of casual eating places that have the DIY soda fountain (fill your own cup) will give you a cup so you can just get water from it. Other places, I'll get brewed iced tea. Some places I'll just get soda because I'm too cheap to buy a bottle of water. The movie theater is especially fond of selling overpriced water, but I usually smuggle a bottle from home.
05-11-2012, 02:38 PM
Laura...I take my biggest bag and smuggle my water and anyone else that goes with to the movies. I am usually bogged down with "to go" crap. Also get those movie boxes of goodies for a dollar at any drugstore that you pay 4 or 5 bucks for at the movie. Once I even popped some microwave popcorn and took it with me. But girl...there is nothing like movie popcorn. So I don't do that anymore. lol
CEEG...maybe a tornado did strike your rooms. Southern Indiana had two earthquakes last evening. Not very strong ones. One was like 3.7 the other 4.2, I think. No damage or anything. Down around Evansville, Indiana. Blame your rooms on that. lol
Oh at lunch I also went to Kohls and bought the momma to be three pairs of fun flip flops and a candle. Not supposed to really take a gift, but thought she might need a little pick me up and flip flops are so much more easier than shoes when you are preggers.
Think I am scooting out around 3 today to do some errands. Pluse I just plainly do not want to be in here on such a gorgeous day...77, sunny and beautiful!!
05-11-2012, 05:59 PM
The reason for yesterdays poem came from a couple of sources on Wednesday and Thursday and I found myself having to be somewhat rude to people mainly because no one else was prepared to take it on.
First I am expected to take on some extra training classes this roll out - not that that worries me but I went into the 'online help' to get out the documents I thought I would need for the courses and found that most of them were either incomplete or complete garbage. This came about mainly because one person who has now left the project and who comes across as knowing SAP very well training wise and who should have known better, created the documents the way she 'thought' they should be! And because they were not proof read properly by anyone else - the message was very clear that they don't need proofing, I am 100% accurate - they were allowed to pass. Must be something wrong with me. I try to get at least 4 people to test and try out my doco before I allow it to be published. So anyway, here I am having to correct the majority of them to make them okay for training.
Then someone set up a voice conference about why certain things happen on a mobile device and why certain things happen with SAP and why certain people are complaining about procedures. So because the question came to me, and because part of it involved plant maintenance I make some enquiries. I get bellowed at by project personnel and company personnel and made aware of the procedures by others. I've angered some and amused others. I have permission to tell the 'whingers' to 'suck it up'. It is what it is. So I do. So yesterday was busy being the middle man - or woman actually - between project implementers who design the company decisions, SAP configurers who implement the decisions, management who make the decisions, and users who get their heads and fingers around the decisions. Don't tell me I don't know about conflict management. And I am probably the lowliest paid on the project! Not that I am complaining about my penury - I probably make more in one day that the average worker does a week. Now you know why SAP implementations are so expensive. And the humourous side of the whole shemozzle is that the problem doesn't actually belong to SAP, the problem lies with the mobile devices used by people who have the authority to authorise expenditure. These 'boys toys' as I call them are iPhones or Blackberries which are designed to keep the management 'in touch' over a 24 hour period. As if anyone can actually buy something at 3.am in the morning on a minesite which can be 300km from the nearest town much less the nearest outlet for the widget or whatever is deemed necessary.
Anyway, I rant and I shouldn't. Because that is work and this is Saturday and a glorious looking day out there and I should be out in it after breakfast.
Annie - baby gender revealing party??? :faint: Whatever will they think of next. I am presuming that the pregnant lady is about 3 months along since that is what seems to happen these days. I realise that it is probably all in fun, seems somewhat clinical to me and maybe I am getting old, but it makes me think that someday if not now, we are heading down the track of designer babies. Don't like the family nose, lets get some extra genetics in and breed it out, just like we do dogs.
But I digress. Enjoy the party.
Laura - I also use a tinted moisturer - I've got a Mary Kay one that I bought from a friend on my last trip to the States. She was a dealer or whatever they called them. I haven't heard of Mary Kay over here for a long time so I bought a tinted moisturiser from the body shop, but find it too yellow for my skin. Yes it has an SPF as well - both of them do. I don't wear much makeup and it is generally just a lip gloss and the moisturiser. I do have eyeshadows. DS2 bought me a huge paintbox of them from Avon one year. All sorts of colours in there - now mostly out of fashion but I still use it once in a while.
What a wonderful world we live in when we can't go about our daily business because of summits, meetings and the associated rioters. Mind you with the G*(how ever many we are up to now) I have the feeling that they are just a travel bonus for the traders involved. Why do they have to have so many meetings and always somewhere different and always cost a fortune. Guess who pays for those excesses. Will someone tell me what they have actually achieved so far??
Happy - must be getting close for the folks visit now. Is Mum coming or do we have to go and drag her out of the house to visit you?
Every time you mention the bear I start thinking about the song 'Teddy Bears Picnic'. Don't go down in the woods today, you are sure of a big surprise.
Mel - Next Saturday (my time) is fine by me. Don't know if I will be able to work from home during the week, but will suss it out. My travel itinerary came out yesterday, it has nothing that I asked for in it. I mean for example why should I have to drive a big large size car with all the bells and whistles and which costs up to $100 to fill the tank completely when there is only me to drive it? Give me a mid size, nippy, easy to park car which is half the cost to hire anyway. Does anyone think these days. Don't answer that.
Ceejay - goitres are very old things. I didn't realise they were around anymore. Usually caused by a lack of iodine in the body and once salt was infused with iodine, then goitres virtually disappeared. I guess that now because salt is such a :nono: the absence of the mineral in the body is re-introducing the goitre to the world. Just goes to show, that moderation in all things leads to good health and disease free living. Well most of the time.
Michelle - so you have worked out that they want you gone! I'm really sorry for you. I am hoping you get some positive feedback from the other place and soon too. It can't be doing the household any good at all to have this stress hanging over it.
Well I think I have written a novel. It's time I went and got out in the yard and the house and blitzed the place. If you feel the breeze over there then it is me whirling from job to job. Tomorrow is Mothers Day and I would like to have nothing much to do but sit in the sun and read a book. DS2 is cooking breakfast. Told me to invite who ever I wanted, but didn't give me much notice. Typical.
Winter has set in here. Typical pattern of cool mornings, beautiful warm days in the high 70Fs, clear skies and little wind. I love winter here. Bugs have almost disappeared and the grass has almost stopped growing. Life is good. Time to plant veges and roses and other things. Gotta go.
I WOKE UP A BIT LATE SO I'LL POST AND READ AFTER THE SHOWER.
NOT SURE WHAT TIME EVERYONE IS ARRIVING.
ALL THESE NEW AUTO-CLOSE DOOR HINGES ARE KILLING MY ARMS:cry:
TOLD THE OFFICE WHEN THEY WANT ME IN THERE THEY BETTER USE A DOOR CHOCK TO HOLD IT OPEN....... OTHERWISE COLOR ME GONE:scooter:
I WAS ALREAD APPROACHED ABOUT JUNE'S ELECTION.
WAITING FOR THE DR TO MAKE UP HIS MIND.
YOU HAVE TO VOTE YOUR PARTY IN A PRIMARY ANYWAY SO THEY REALLY DON'T NEED ME.
I THINK I'LL PASS AND DO THE ONE IN NOVEMBER.
I GOT ON THE SCALE AND IT'S STAYING IN THE MID 180'S.
WONDER IF THAT'S MY NEW MAGIC NUMBER. :rofl:
NOTHING MUCHis NEW OTHER THAN FOOD SHOPPING WITH JEN.
WE HAD A GOOD TIME LAUGHING AND CHATTING.
I TOOK A 1/4 of my pain MY MED & REDUCED THE ANXIETY.
GOING TO TALK TO THE DR ABOUT A FEW TRANQS TO GET ME OVER THE HURDLE.
I CAN'T DEAL WITH THIS FEELING AND FUNCTION RIGHT.
BTW OUR CANCER PATIENT PASSED AWAY THURSDAY.
NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN THE BUILDING LOVED HER:lol3: :lol3:
I AM TRYING NOT TO USE THE WORD HYPOCRATE EVERY EFFING5 MINUTES!!!:rofl:
OK I BETTER GET GOING AND TAKE A FAST SHOWER.
AT LEAST I'LL BE DRESSED WHEN THEY COME!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE:encore:
05-12-2012, 08:01 AM
HAPPY.....BEEZILLA!!! OMG!!!! NOT SURE IF I WANT TO BE ADOPTED BY YOU & DH NOW AND LIVE IN THE LAND OF HUGE FLYING OBJECTS!!:yikes:
NOT EVEN SURE MY "RIDE" CAN OUTRUN THE FASSING BEAR EITHER!!!:scooter:
YOUR AREA IS STARTING TO SOUND LIKE ONE OF THOSE OLD DOUG MCCLURE MOVIES... LAND OF THE LOST OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES:rofl: :rofl:
YES THE MAGAZINE COVER WAS CREEPY....I SAW IT ON TV. FREAKED ME OUT A LITTLE.
BUT THEN I AM NOT ONE TO CELEBRATE MOTHER'S FEEDING KIDS IN PUBLIC EITHER.
GUESS I AM JUST TOO OLD-FASHIONED OR PRUDISH!!! LOL
LAURA....THE SOFA THING SOUNDS JUST RIGHT.
GLAD YOU FOUND ONE SO CLOSE TOO. ENJOY.
HOW DO YOU LIKE THE SODA STREAM AND DO THE CARTRIDGES LAST LONG???
INQUIRING MINDS NEED TO KNOW THESE THINGS:rofl:
HOPE ALL GOES WELL WITH THE LAPTOP TRANSPORTING WEEK :hug:
JUST PLEASE BE CAREFUL. PEOPLE TODAY ARE FRIGGING NUTSO.
I WANT TO KNOW YOU'RE TAKING PRECAUTIONS:hug: :hug:
ps.....did you get those eyelids dressed yet?!?!?!
ANNIE......THINKING OF CURTIS AND HOPING THE JOB WILL GET STABLE.
YOUR WEEKEND SOUNDS BUSY. PEOPLE FIND TOO MANY REASONS FOR PARTIES.
IT COSTS PEOPLE TOO MUCH EACH YEAR IN GIFTS!!!
GOD LUCK WITH THE TIRE AND BE CAREFUL :hug:
SEND ME THE SALAD....YUMMO!!!
MAKES ME WANT TO SEND THE KIDS OUT NOW!!:un:
MICHELLE...HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER AND CAN GET RID OF THAT COLD:hug:
MAY YOUR WEEKEND GIVE YOU SOME REST & PEACE OF MIND.
REMEMBER WHILE THE MENTORS DO THEIR THING....THAT YOU STILL HAVE A LIFE AND PEOPLE THAT CARE ABOUT YOU. ENJOY THE DMIL TIME TOO!! HOPE DH FEELS STRONGER:hug:
CEEJAY.......I AM HAPPY TO HEAR YOUR GOOD LAB RESULTS.
YOU GO GIRL ON RAISING THE HDL. :cheer3:
SENDING A GOOD THOUGHT OUT TO YOUR COUSIN!!
A SOFTBALL SIZE!! YIKES!!! THE ONLY OTHER PERSON I KNOW WITH A GOITER WAS MY AUNT.
SCARY THINGS. HOPE HE GETS WELL QUICKLY.
YOU CAN HELP ME CLEAN LATER WHEN I GET BACK!!!!
05-12-2012, 09:53 AM
Thankfully we didn't feel the earthquake here. But I'll blame the messy rooms on that. Thanks. Anything to have a party right.
On my way to Walmarts before the rain settle in. We really need some more rain.
05-12-2012, 12:22 PM
Good morning ladies,
An early Happy Mother's Day to all you rockin' mommas :D as well as us fur baby mommas ;)
One more week and my family will be here. My sister said BIL comes home each day in a better mood as he gets one day close to vacation. Mom's looking forward to coming here too as is my sister. She said she just wants to sit on the deck, watch the wildlife parade and eat. :lol: I am hoping :crossed: that the weather holds. This upcoming week is supposed to be just gorgeous and they were talking about rain when they come up. Now it looks like just the weekend is wet. They are so wrong with the weather all the time that you can't really go by what they say - just take each day as it comes. I am hoping for sunny and warm so we can sit outside and enjoy it.
Mel - the good news is that while some of the bugs are big, they generally don't bother you. I have noticed bumblebees getting bigger and bigger as the years go by. Not just me, sister said the same thing. Perhaps they are giving the plants growth hormones and the bees are affected by it??? :shrug: So you are safe here - we'll just screen in the front of the mancave if it gets to be too much for you :rofl: Sorry the doors are bothering your arms. I'm thinking you aren't the only one who would be having trouble in your building. Sometimes people don't think when planning things :no: The cancer patient - was that the woman who just moved in 2 weeks ago? I know what you mean about people being hypocrites. Apparently they are so wrapped up in themselves that they don't notice we noticed how they were before. Your comment about the primary reminded me that I should sign up for voter registration - perhaps I did that when I got my drivers license but I don't remember :lol: Anyway, I don't like any of them. I'm starting to jump on DH's bandwagon of vote the ENTIRE LOT out and start all over again. Let's find some kids who know how to work and play TOGETHER. :mad:
Ceejay - hope you get some rain soon. With the warm temps, I'm sure everything is dry and dusty out there.
Poor Shad - sounds like a totally disjointed mess over there at work. Also sounds like a clueless bully was in charge of the doco. As I said in my experience, the things they shortchanged the project most were data conversion, training and doco. I think they spent most of the money bringing in lunch and brekkie for the endless marathon meetings discussing who knows what since they failed miserably on practical application. :rolleyes: Hope you got outside to enjoy the nice weather. Your winter sounds like an ideal winter here - the kind of year round weather you only find in spots like San Francisco, California. I could deal with that although it is nice watching the parade of changing sights and sounds as the seasons roll past. I'm assuming DS is making the big Mother's Day feast for you? Hope he does your favorites proud.
Annie - I hear you on the pricey movie eatings. Must cost at least 30 dollars for 2 tickets, a drink and some popcorn. Just like baseball games with 5 dollar bottles of the cheapest water they make. What happened to good old American cheap dates? You think it's got something to do with the fact that they pay mediocre people millions of dollars per event to entertain us? :lol: Hope you escaped the office early and got out to enjoy some of the day. That salad you had sounded absolutely delicious - probably not too hard to make it at home since I am hundreds of miles away from a McAllisters :lol: Good food but they had the SLOWEST service down in TN - all 3 deli's were slow as mud.
Michelle - hope you beat that cold down and out. Still nothing on the other job? The waiting is the WORST. Nice that you will have DMIL with you to celebrate Mother's Day.
Laura - geez, that NATO thing sounds like a big mess. I can see them taking pictures of the events as seen in the reflection of the big bean in Grant Park :lol: Probably going to cost the city a bundle. I would love it if we grew oversized tomatoes and other vegetables. I'm thinking since this is the first year with new beds, we'll probably get a good crop but it remains to be seen given the shorter growing season we have this way. I'm thinking we will have a lot of green tomatoes in September once the days get shorter and cooler. Not particularly fond of green tomatoes myself - my cousin makes green tomato salsa. We'll see... DH watched the movie Girl With the Dragoo Tatoo and said while violent it explained the character and he liked it so much he wanted to read the other 2 books in the trilogy. He agreed with the reviews that they were slow to start - the author takes alot of time introducing his characters in depth - but said once he got past that, the books were really gripping. Must be - he read both of them in about 4 days. It's good to hear that the medicine is helping Coal out. Hope you can get some reimbursement from the insurance for it.
Hello to Patty and Java :wave:
Guess I'd better get myself to the grocery store - they have Coca Cola and bottled water on sale and today is the last day of the sale. Have a good weekend all...
05-12-2012, 02:41 PM
WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY.
I KNOW I WILL BE TOO TIRED TO THINK OF THIS LATER:cloud9:
WE ARE ALL MOTHERS ONE WAY OR ANOTHER :rofl:
ENJOY OUR SPECIAL DAY!!!!
05-12-2012, 05:04 PM
happy Mothers Day everyone.
It's another glorious day over here. I still have much to do. Better get on with it and come back later.
Whether you are a Mum with kids, or a kid with a Mum, or a Mum to a furry baby or two. Have a wonderful day.
05-13-2012, 12:04 AM
Happy Mother's Day to all us hot mommas
Hope you all have a great day with the ones you care about the most...
05-13-2012, 12:18 AM
And to so many who are missing their Moms on this special day... :val3:
Don't think of her as gone away
Her journey's just begun
Life holds so many facets
This earth is only one
Just think of her as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years
Think how she must be wishing
That we could know, today
Now nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away
And think of her as living
In the hearts of those she touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And she is loved so very much.
05-13-2012, 06:18 AM
back again, had a lovely mothers day. DS2 and friend cooked breakfast - Champers and orange juice to start. Herbed turkish bread, sausages, eye fillet steak, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, onions - yummy. Cleaned up, lazed around for a bit, had a chat with a friend on the phone. Kids got stuck into the yard and cleaned, cleared, weeded, mowed and trimmed. No one wanted lunch and then they took a load of junk to the dump. Then DS1 phoned and we had a long chat and a laugh or two, had a chat with his partner and a discussion on baby.
So now it is time for bed and another week in the sweat shop. Hop you all have as good a mothers day as I did.
NO WORKMEN TODAY. EVERYONE WENT HOME LAST NIGHT.
THEY'LL BE BACK MONDAY.
I AM ALREADY IN MOTHER'S DAY MODE:beach:
WE'RE HAVING A SURPRISE DINNER THIS AFTERNOON.
OFF TO BREAKFAST.:moped:
HAPPY....THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL THOUGHT. THANK YOU FOR POSTING IT:hug: almost momma time!! yay!!! hope the weather holds out too:HUG: i have noticed that the bumble bees are bigger too now that you mention it. last year when riding...a few almost smacked me in the face. i think they are flying slower :dunno: anyway....i need a face mask....what bout a freddy hockey mask?!?!?! :rofl: GEEZ...I ALMOST SCARED MYSELF JUST THEN :cry:
SHAD....CHAMPAGNE FOR BREAKFAST?? DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT???:cheers: LOOKING FORWARD TO FRI/SAT:hug:
HOW GREAT FOR THE BOYS TO FIX BREAKFAST....AND WHAT A FEAST!!!
YUM!!! ALL MY FAVORITES!!:hun:
CEEJAY....HOPE YOU ARE DRIED OUT BY NOW. HOW WAS WALMARTS??? ANY GOOD STUFF TO BUY??
05-13-2012, 08:45 AM
Happy Mother's Day
I enjoyed the poem.
We only got a drizzle of rain. Sigh. Just bought necessities at Walmart.
As for me I'm back to work. Really do not want to be here.
I did get the bedroom cleaned.
05-13-2012, 10:40 AM
Good morning everyone,
Happy Mother's Day to all.
It's just gorgeous outside. Warm and sunny, the birds are singing in the back, the hummingbirds are arrived also. Having a coffee on the deck - life is good :D I do have alot of work to do but right now I'm enjoying a quiet moment.
I liked this morning's graphic Mel. Something about a little kid's drawing that is so cute - often much cuter than the kid itself :rofl: You can tell I'm not a Momma - probably for good reason too. As for bumblebees, they are the essence of determination I think because according to physics or something, they should not really be able to fly, but so they do. And as they get bigger, they have a more low to the ground, loping flight - the better for me to run away from them :lol: Have a great day with Jen.
Ceejay - I made up for you at the grocery store yesterday. Didn't want to go but glad I did because they had some good sales on things I will need for the family visit. Bummer that you have to work today - hope it's quiet for you.
Shad - I read off your breakfast list to DH, neither of us knew what champers was. Had to look it up :lol: But it sounds like you had the most marvelous meal - how nice of DS to cook it for you. Great way to start the day - hope you have a most relaxing one - you are overdue for a nice day of rest.
Time for me to call Mom and sing her the Outback Steakhouse Mum song - she likes the part about "when she slaps us on the bum..." :rofl:
Hope all the Worldlies have a nice Sunday today - I'm off to get busy but first maybe a bowl of these beautiful strawberries I got yesterday which are tempting me with a wonderful smell. :hungry:
No one ever loves you like your Mum, Mum.
Everything we owe, we owe to Mum, Mum. 'We owe to Mum!'
Even when she whacks you on the bum, Mum.
Mum's the word and so the word is Mum. 'That's me Mum!'
'Come on Bruce!'
For Mother's Day a year is fine for some, Mum.
But we know our mother's job is never done, Mum. 'It's never done'
You will always be her number one, Mum.
Mum's the word and so the word is Mum. 'That's me Mum!'
05-13-2012, 01:49 PM
Mel - I like that poem, or is it a cheer or song? Oh, just read Happy's post and saw it's from the Outback Steakhouse, LOL. :) BTW, nice MD graphics and sentiments. Glad you have no workmen to monitor today. Enjoy being in Mother's Day mode. Wow, the idea of you rolling down the street wearing a Freddy mask scared me too!! :yikes: Maybe one of those beekeeper hats instead?? Bumblebees are the only bee that doesn't set me off in a panic to be rid of them. They just seem to leave us humans alone and go about their business. Re the NATO craziness, my employer is being pretty catious about it, so that helps. I thought the train restrictions - no bevgs, no backpacks - are sort of extreme, but bf thought it made sense. I'm alreading taking this Friday off work (village garage sale starts) and our office is closed next Monday, so hopefully I avoid a lot of the inconvenience. No new eyeshadow yet - brought my coupons with me Friday, but the Walgreens by the office doesn't sell the Physicians Formula brand. I'll get to the store today.
Happy - Lovely mother's day poem. LOL singing the Mum song today And you get to celebrate again in a week in person. :) I'm sure your family will enjoy their visit regardless of the weather - it's the company, right??. Sounds like you're enjoying a pleasant day on the deck. Beautiful day here too. I've got my work laptop out in the 3-season room looking out onto the backyard. Don't hear birds at the moment, but I was hearing dogs barking and now I hear kids. And doggy is now whining to go out - again. Today's workout will be the up and down to let doggy in and out, haha. He wants to be where we are, as usual, but he also wants to be outside sniffing the air and soaking up the sun on the lawn and rolling on his back in the grass. :) It'll be interesting to see what types of crops do best in your garden. Cherry or grape tomatoes might be better than the larger varieties!
Ceejay - I imagine it must feel lonely to be at work on a Sunday when everyone else seems to be out and about doing fun stuff. Then again, having weekdays off is the reverse, and you get the bonus of less crowds...
Shad - Your mother's day sounded heavenly - and what a nice breakfast spread. Mimosas - so decadent sounding. Last week's work sounded awful, so I hope this week is better!!!
Hellos to Annie, Michelle, Patty & Mary. Hope you're all having a great Sunday.
Weekend. Ahh. Friday bf picked me up at the train in the neighbor's pick up truck ready to pick up our sofa. I went back to the craigslist ad for it - the reason I came across it while browsing for patio furniture was the woman posted it as a "patio sofa", LOL. http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/fuo/3007147395.html Not meant for the outdoors though, but perfect for our 3-season room. Anyway, of course it was a PITA moving the thing - just long enough that the gate of the bed couldn't be close, so bf sat in the back to ensure the frame didn't shift. I drove slowly and tried to make gentle turns and stops - glad we were close to home. Bf is thrilled the sofa is long enough to stretch out and nap on, LOL.
Saturday morning I puttered around and ended up doing some shifting around - bottled water and soda from the 3-season room got moved to the pantry. Several appliances in the pantry were moved to a shelf in the basement (seldom used), and other items in the pantry went to other cabinets. Spices from several different shelves got consolidated into three shoe boxes, and now that they're all in one spot we can more easily tell if we're really out of it. Currently we have two containers of peppercorns because bf didn't see we already had one...Want to pick up a few cheapie plastic bins from the dollar store to replace the shoe boxes. A couple items made it to the "sell or donate" pile too.
After all that and getting very dusty in the process, it was the perfect time for a workout. Only did one BE workout because I realized quickly I wasn't up for two - hadn't eaten any protein that morning so even one workout was a struggle.
Lunch, dog walk, and then the auction/dinner. We had a nice time - enjoyable company at our table, good turnout (~160 people), decent food, great cause. Of course we all spent more than planned. We ended up with several silent auction items - some household items and gift certificates. For next year it might be fun to put together a donation for the silent auction - a chance to be creative.
Slept later than I thought I would this morning, so half the day is gone, but I'm enjoying the view from the 3-season room and the quiet (for the moment). Peonies look like they want to bloom soon - this week for sure if the weather stays nice.
Okay, now that I have the wi fi connection going, I will try to connect to the office's vpn to make sure I can do it next Monday.
05-14-2012, 06:08 AM
It's late and really nothing much happened today that was different from Friday. I did get the doco sorted and then found another area of the 'net where there is some more doco stored. How many places are there that there is stuff? Same as the other stuff, some correct, some wrong. I really think we have tried to be too clever with the online and printable doco. All the bells and whistles could have waited until we bedded down the various implementations. Or maybe we should have thought about the real neccesities before we started. Anyway, haven't had an argument with anyone except Microsoft Word today so that has to be a bonus.
Haven't got time for personals, I need to try to sleep tonight. I have been waking up every couple of hours and not getting a good sleep. Will have to try to break the cycle somehow, so trying an early bed tonight. Maybe tonight will be better than last.
Catch you all tomorrow. Have a good rest of the mothers day whats left of it.
MOTHER'S DAY WAS A GOOD ONE FPR THE MOST PART.
WE HAD HOT CUBAN SANDWICHES AND SWEET TEA.
NOT EXACTLY "DIET" FRIENDLY BUT DELISH.
WATCHED SOME STAR TREK AND CHATTED A BIT.
I HIT THE SACK EARLY FOR A GOOD READING SESSION.
IT WAS A LITTLE BUSY WITH A WOMAN WHO HAS...I THINK...DEMENTIA.
SHE SAT IN HER CAR FOR OVER 2 HRS AND LATER DROVE AWAY.
IN THE MEANTIME, I CALLED HER SON WHO IS OVER AN HOUR AWAY.
THANK GOD SHE CAME BACK JUST BEFORE HE GOT HERE.
I SAT OUTSIDE HER CAR TRYING TO GET HER BACK INSIDE BUT EVER SO GENTLY.
THEN SHE GOT AGGITATED WHEN A GENT CAME OVER ASKING HER QUESTIONS.
EVERYONE HAS TO GET IN THE ACT:tantrum:
I DECIDED HER SET OF WHEELS WAS BIGGER THAN MINE SO I WENT BACK INSIDE AND TOOK THE GENT WITH ME.
NO NEED FOR ME TO GET CAUGHT BETWEEN 2 PARKED CARS....SQUISH!
WON'T BE DOING THAT AGAIN ANY TIME SOON. WASN'T THINKING.
NEVER A DULL MOMENT HERE.
LOTS OF REPORTS TO MAKE SO SEE YA MANANA.
HAPPY.....YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH THE SONG. I WILL HAVE TO GO AND LISTEN TO IT ON YOU TUBE. TOO FUNNY.
HOPE YOU HAD A NICE CHAT WITH THE MOM.
I DO NHOPE MOM GETS A GOOD VISIT AND SOME REST.
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE HOW SHE IS IN PERSON AND PUT YOUR MIND TO REST:hug:
CEEJAY......LOOKS LIKE HAPPY BOUGHT ENOUGH STUFF FOR BOTH OF US! :rofl:
SORRY YOU HAD TO WORK YESTERDAY:hug:
WE'RE HAVING RAINY WEATHER ON & OFF THIS WEEK. I';LL SHARE IF YOU NEED SOME:rain:
LAYRA.....JEN USES SOME PHYS. FORMULA STUFF.
SHE LIKES THE QUALITY AND NO BREAK OUTS!!
THE SOFA IS GORGEOUS AND SUCH A GREAT FIND.
SORRY IT WAS A PITA TO MOVE BUT WORTH IT!!
I AGREE WITH THE BF....2 GOOD THINGS NOT TO BE IN THE HANDS OF CRAZY PEOPLE.
WE LIVE3 IN A DIFFERENT WORLD NOW. EXPECIALLY THE CITIES.
DON'T MAKE ME COME OUT THERE AND DRIVE YOU TO WORK MYSELF:scooter:
SHAD.....GLAD THE JOB CALMED DOWN A BIT.
SORRY TO HEAR THAT THERE IS SO MUCH WRONG WITH THE DOCO.
I WOULD PROBABLY BE EVEN SORRIER FOR YOU IF I KNEW WTF YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT.
BUT HAZARDING A GUESS I SEND A HUG :hug:
GOOD ON YA THAT YOU ONLY FOUGHT WITH MICROSOFT!!!:lol3:
05-14-2012, 08:39 AM
Hi ladies -
I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was busy but there was also some time for relaxing. I didn't get as much done as I would've liked...but isn't that always the case? :lol: On Friday, we took DMIL out for a fish fry dinner, which we all enjoyed. DH and I don't like fish as a general rule, but we do enjoy beer-battered haddock. I know, I know...it's fattening, but oh so good! After dinner, I mowed both lawns since they were getting so long and there was a chance of rain in the weekend forecast. Saturday, we went to Milwaukee and ran a lot of errands, including going to the best produce market in the area where we bought lots of yummy fruits and veggies, including a case of strawberries for only $3. They were only selling them by the case at this price, so when we got home, I took 1/2 case to our across the street neighbor (the man who snowplowed our driveway and is always so helpful). Yesterday, we took DMIL out for breakfast, which was really nice, and then I did a little work in the yard, a few loads of laundry and then relaxed.
I've got a lot to get done today. One of my technical analysis documents came back with lots of revisions (including requests for information I don't know where to find). :faint: And I've got to work on my goals and action plan to meet my improvement requirements.
After work today, I'm hoping to either do some trimming and edging of the lawn or go to the gym. DH's b'day is tomorrow. So I'm going to go to the store and get a cake or cake mix.
Mel - I'm glad you had a nice Mother's Day with a yummy dinner, good conversation and relaxing! Such a shame about the woman that might have dementia. Perhaps her son should consider taking away her car. Good for you for trying to coax her gently back inside. Although now that you mention it, it was a bit too risky. Shame on the butt-in-ski for getting her all agitated.
Laura - Such a nice sofa! I actually got our living room sofa and love seat off of the Chicago Craigslist. Exactly what I wanted and the price was so reasonable, it was well worth the drive. Glad you had a nice time at the auction/dinner. Good for you for taking time off during the NATO conference - that's smart! I haven't checked our peonies...hopefully they'll be ready to bloom soon. :)
Happy - I love the Outback Steakhouse Mum song! Too funny! We've been enjoying yummy strawberries too...last night as a topping for vanilla ice cream, and today I packed them as a snack.
Shad - What a lovely Mother's Day breakfast, complete with Mimosas! Yumm!! Sorry to hear that work is being a PITA. I hope this week goes better. Hang in there, my friend. I haven't been sleeping well for the last week or so. I've been tossing and turning and waking up every couple hours due to back pain.
Annie - Hope you had a nice weekend! :hug:
Ceejay - Good for you for not going overboard at WalMart. It's so easy to do once you're inside the store. I hope you have a quiet week at work.
Speaking of work...I'd better get back to it. This documentation isn't going to write itself.
Much love and many hugs,
05-14-2012, 08:58 AM
Happy Belated Momma's day....got two great cards in the mail on Saturday. Both made me cry. Saw neither child on Sunday...guess they had their own things going on.....Curtis the sweetheart that he is took me out to eat for momma's day. Even tho I am not his momma. I had grilled chicken and a grilled shrimp skewer with fresh greenbeans a roll (that I gave to C), and a very delish side salad. We spent the remainder of the day out in the yard. Cutting grass, cutting up wood for the pit, C replaced the screen on the slider door in the back where Hella B poked a hole in it. Looks all nice and neat now. Also got my garden in. I planted way more than I was going to....3 types of tomatos, red and yellow peppers, banana peppers, jalapenos, lettuce, spinach, zucchini, cilantro, basil and I think that is about it. We did have a fire in our new fire pit. It was certainly nice. Threw back a few glasses of wine and really mellowed out. Had a hard time motivating up yesterday.
I leave tomorrow for Louisville for work and won't be back until Friday evening, therefore I will be absent for a few days. I am going down for Spectrum training (one of our systems we use to create proposal and submit groups). I have already been using it, but never had official training, then last week they implemented an update. The next training is not till August so thought I had better jump in on this one. Staying at the Hyatt downtown LV near the Humana campus. That in itself is worth the trip. Indoor heated pool too. Yeah!
I have a lot to get done here between now and noon tomorrow. Have a marvelous day/night all.
Love hugs and prayers.
05-14-2012, 10:33 AM
Annie - Your garden sounds great! Will anyone from your office be going to Louisville with you? Safe travels, and enjoy the pool!! :swim:
Michelle - Glad you fit in some relaxation between all the busyness. Mmmm, strawberries! Yeh, we love Craigslist in our house - you can find great bargains there. I've told my mother about things we buy on Craigslist, and it's funny because she told me she can never remember the name - she calls it "Ericslist" LOL.
Mel - Sounds like you had a nice Mother's Day. I agree w/ Michelle - that woman's son needs to get his mother checked out and get her out of the driver's seat before something terrible happens.
Shad - All the work stress is probably causing your sleep problems. I hope you're able to sleep more soundly this week. Try some yoga to de-stress!:yoga:
Hellos to Happy, Ceejay, Patty & Mary!
Nothing much to report. I connected to our vpn on my laptop yesterday, but I need to have a network drive locally mapped (hard-mapped?) on my machine so I can get to our department's docs remotely. I thought I asked for that when I got the new laptop set up, but then I didn't see it yesterday. :?:
I did a load of laundry and a BE workout, then a dog walk, and then lunch. Talked with my mum and then sat on the patio for a bit. Some reading and tv and that was about it. Oh, I also booked the wine tour by bike that my friend and I will take on our weekend getaway next month. She booked the hotel. Looking forward to it!
Okay, need to talk to IT about the drive mapping before I forget. At lunch I'll try to make an appt ASAP with a new eye doc - if I could get in Friday (vac. day) it would be great because of course I'm on the final days of my final pair of contact lenses and don't want to order another couple boxes (6 pair) from my old eye doc. That's what I get for my procrastination. :(
05-14-2012, 10:50 AM
Happy Monday chicks,
We had a nice weekend. I am still making more of a mess cleaning but I am making headway. Got to kick it into full gear this week as I'm sure it's going to zoom by. The weather was just perfect, hoping it will stay that way this week and next. Yesterday we had a delicious dinner of grilled steaks, home fried potatoes, ceasar salad, fresh corn on the cob and a strawberry rhubarb fresh fruit compote over some vanilla ice cream for dessert. Very yummy but heavy on the salt side as the scale showed this morning. Will have to be drinking extra water today. The hummingbirds are back in town and we have a red breasted grossbeak pair of birds on our suet feeder. DH takes the feeders down each night and puts them back up in the daytime. They are both on hooks off the ground. Last night DH was looking out the door watching the turkeys when he noticed movement by the boat shed. There was a big ole groundhog sitting and sunning himself on the rocks. He sat there a while and then popped under the boat shed. Apparently there are alot of critters who like to live under the boat shed much to DH's disgust :lol:
Laura - a wine tour on a bike? That sounds really fun and interesting!
Annie - have a good road trip. Please get some swimming in for me. Ahhhh... With all those peppers in the garden, I'm surprised you don't have fire roasted tomatoes :lol:
Michelle - that's a fantastic price on the strawberries. Best we can get is 2 dollars for the regular sized box of them. It's nice that you gave some to the helpful neighbor. I don't know where they are picking them from but they seem to mold very quickly - gotta use them up in a day or two it seems. I looked up online and it says they start to rot as soon as they are picked and there isn't much you can do to stop the mold except store them on a flat tray so they don't touch each other. Glad you enjoyed the beer battered fish. I'm glad they offer fried and broiled here. Hope you can get all your documentation fixed.
Mel - we had Cuban sandwiches on Saturday. First time for DH - he loved them. Geez scary moment realizing you are next to a car with a woman who is out of it. Kinda gives you the chills after the fact when you think about what could have happened. :yikes: Sometimes your building is more dangerous than the jungle!!!! Bungle in Mel's Jungle :rofl:
Shad - sounds like all this chaos at work is interupting your sleep with all the things that need fixing. Have a glass of wine tonight and get in an early rest.
Hi Ceejay :wave:
Sorry to be short but I got up early so I could get a running start. Have a good week ladies.
05-14-2012, 11:52 AM
Not much going on in my neck of the woods.
Cute picture of the ground hog.
Good find on the couch, and you are doing great with the exercise.
Be careful outside in between parked cars. You were a brave soul to go outside to see about her.
Safe travels to Louisville. Are you staying downtown in the square?
Sounds like you were a busy girl this past week end. Yum on the fish--except I like the catfish the best. How nice to give the neighbor some berries.
05-14-2012, 02:39 PM
Annie - Bummer that you didn't get to see either kid on Mom's Day. But I'm glad you got nice cards. Have a great time in Louisville! Enjoy the pool. I bought my veggie plants over the weekend...still have to get them in the ground though.
Happy - What an adorable ground hog!! Good luck with the cleaning and getting things ready for your Mom's visit.
Laura - Wishing you luck to get an appointment soon with your new eye doc.
Ceejay - I hope you're having a great day.
Lots of love,
05-14-2012, 09:38 PM
CHELLE...would love to come and plant your garden for you....Curtis and I would love planting for you...I really do not care what it is you want me to do as long as it is outside in the warm, sunny weather. Just let me know when you need the help we will plan a trip to help out. No worries about anything else...don't care what kind of shape anything is in....just want to see you and help out!!!
CEEG...don't know if the Hyatt is on the square or not but do know it is right downtown by the Humana campus...probablay is the case... I am just looking forward to geting away from the normal atomosphere of the office.
Shuuweee... I am beat...going to check out for the night...tomorrow will be a challenge....
GOOD MORNING CHICKS.
LOVELY RAINY DAY HERE. GREAT FOR NAPS OR READING.
COME JOIN ME AND WE'LL HAVE AN OLD-FASHIONED CHIN WAG:cofdate:
DOING NOTHING TODAY. AND NOTHING iIS PLANNED EITHER.
AND I PUT A SIGN ON THE DOOR.... :beach:
IT SEEMS ALL THE FORMS I MADE UP AND LEFT IN THE OFFICE SUNDAY NIGHT ARE BEING PUT TO GOOD USE FOR THE INSPECTION BEFORE THE INSPECTIION. I WAS THINKING OF WHAT MISS HAPPY SAID ABOUT MENTORING ANOTHER PERSON. THERE IS NO OTHER PERSON TO MENTOR BUT IT GAVE ME THE IDEA OF MAKING LISTS AND FORMS FOR THE MEN TO USE SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO COME TO ME. I CAN MAKE THEM UP HERE. PRINT THEM OUT AND LEAVE IN THE OFFICE. SOONER OR LATER THEY CAN GET THE DRIFT THAT THE 2ND FLOOR IS OFF LIMITS:rofl:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:
MICHELLE....:hb: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE DH!! HOPE HE IS FEELING BETTER TOO:hug: THE FISH FRY SOUNDED GOOD. I AM NOT A FISH EATER BUT WILL EAT ANYTHING FRIED:rofl: TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF SO YOU HAVE STAMINA FOR THE JOB AND THE MENTORS:hug:
ANNIE....SAFE TRAVELS AND HAVE A GREAT TIME EVEN WITH THE TRAINING!!! YOUR MOTHER'S DAY SOUNDED PERFECT. I CAN IMAGINE WHAT WAS GOING THRU YOUR MIND. SENDING ANOTHER HUG :hug:
SEE YOU WHEN YOU GET BACK:wave:
LAURA....HOPE YOU GOT ALL MAPPED OUT AND CALLED THE EYE DOCTOR.
I AM A PROCRASTINATOR FROM WAY BACK....I THINK I AM AN EXPERT AT IT NOW:rofl: THE BIKE & WINE TRIP SOUNDS GREAT. HOW NICE THAT WILL BE. CAN YOU DRIVE AND DRINK????:bike2:
HAPPY.....LOVED THE PIC OF MR. GROUNDHOG!!
THERE HE IS IN ALL HIS GLORY CATCHING THE RAYS!!! TOO FRASSING FUNNY.
I CAN SEE DH IS GOING TO NEED A LOT OF AMMO THIS SUMMER:rofl:
HAD A GOOD LAUGH AT THE CUBAN SANDWICH AND THE BUNGLE OF THE JUNGLE!!:lol3: :lol3:
MANY PEOPLE ASKED ME YESTERDAY IF I WAS THE NUT IN THE PARKING LOT!!
I JUST DIDN'T THINK. ALL I WANTED WAS TO GET HER OUT OF THE RUNNING CAR & THE HEAT. LOL
I LOVE THE THOUGHT OF YOUR BIRDS AND EVERYTHING YOU'RE LEARNING ABOUT YOUR ZOO!!!:hug: THANKS FOR SHARING!
CEEJAY...I WISH I WAS THAT BRAVE....I JUST NEVER THOUGHT OF THE CONSEQUENCES UNTIL SHE PUT HER HANDS ON THE STEERING WHEEL. :rofl:
DO YOU HAVE ANY FAMILY VISITS LINED UP FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS>>
HOPE THE ONE WITH THE THYROID OP IS DOING WELL.
:wave: SENDING OUT HUGS TO THE MISSING CHICKS.
BOTH NORTH & SOUTH. EAST & WEST. :hug
05-15-2012, 10:15 AM
Good morning Worldlies -
It's a beautiful morning (at least in terms of weather)! Work has been...well, let's just say I'm having to work someone who has a very low opinion of me...so enough about that...luckily, I also work with many people who are very willing to assist me and help me succeed in my transition back to Java development. My challenge lately has been to convince the people I'm working with now that: (1) I am intelligent; (2) I am competant; and (3) I just have never worked with this particular application nor have I created the types of documentation they are requiring. I know I am intelligent and talented...I just am unsure if I will ever get others to believe this. :dunno:
I have one more piece to add to the documentation...a data mapping diagram which I've never done...but am willing to tackle this task...once I get some assistance in configuring the software correctly - which hopefully will be early this morning.
Today is DH's b'day. We'll probably go out to dinner. The birthday meal he really wants is a yummy spaghetti and homemade meatballs dinner...which I'll make this weekend.
As for the evenings this week, I need to take my car to get the emissions tested tonight so I can register it. And I also want to add some mulch to my veggie garden to improve the soil so I can plant my veggies. Another thing I have to do this week is get all my personal documents in place and ready for the future.
Annie - Thanks so much for the offer to come and help!! We would love to have you and C come for a visit. DH just wants to wait until he's feeling better and doesn't have to lay around most of the day. Summerfest (the 11 day music festival at the end of June/early July) is a fun time to visit Milwaukee; as are Festa Italiana in mid-July and Irish Fest in mid-August. Wisconsin State Fair in early August is also fun. Heck, there's ALWAYS something fun to do in Milwaukee during the summer. And, I'm hoping to throw myself a 50th birthday party (probably on Saturday, September 8 - even though my b'day is the 9th). I haven't talked to DH yet...and it's assuming of course that he feels well enough by then for a party. Safe travels to Louisville. Learn lots at training this week...and relax in the heated pool after class! :swim: Text me or call me if you get bored. :)
Mel - An old-fashioned chin wag with you sounds like a great way to spend the day! :) Good for you for putting the sign on the door. Good for you for making all the lists and forms for the workmen!
Happy - I showed DH the photo of the groundhog. He would like all the critters in the yard...as long as they could outrun the dogs. Maybe it would be better if we only had critters in the front yard! :lol: Last night, we had another swarm of June bugs by the back patio door! Ugh! I hate those things! DMIL doesn't like our bug zapper light, so we've been keeping it unplugged, but last night we had to plug it back in because I literally couldn't open the door to let the dogs out without the June bugs trying to fly in the house! So we moved the bug zapper away from DMIL's view, and she was okay with that. I don't know why they call the freakin' things JUNE bugs, they started showing up in April this year!! :tantrum:
Ceejay - I hope you have another good day! And I hope your cousin is doing better. :)
Laura - Do you ever go to concerts at Ravinia? Some of the shows look good and I've heard that they allow you to bring food, beverages, lawn chairs, etc. when you get lawn seats. DH and I want to see a concert there one of these days.
Well, not much else to add. I'll try and check in later.
Much love and hugs to all my Worldly sistas,
05-15-2012, 10:22 AM
Hello to all my worldy friends. I'm back. I am juming back on this bandwagon with both feet. Will be starting slowly this week since DH is on vacation. Will work on writing down my food for this week and next I will start to cut out calories and work in some exercise.
I am soo tired of my clothes not fitting correctly, and feeling poorly about myself. I spoke to my doctor about it and we are moving forward.
So, I just wanted to poke my head in and say "hi" I will read back to see what's been going on with everyone. Much luv to everyone!!
05-15-2012, 10:32 AM
Morning all. Another lovely sunny day here. Too bad I'm indoors.
Mel - Glad you're going to have a relaxing day. Great idea to compile all the "need to know" type stuff on forms/checklists. I'm sure once you get going there will be a lot of info - you are such a font of wisdom/experience. :D Re the wine tour via bike - I guess I'll find out if I can drink and pedal, LOL.
Annie - Enjoy the change of pace this week. :)
Michelle - I did get an appt with the new eye doc for Friday, which is a vacation day for me. :) It's the first day of our village-wide garage sale and so I might hit some sales in the AM. The appt is early afternoon.
Ceejay - Any specific plans being made for your family reunion in the Smokey Mts? You must be looking forward to it. I took a rest from exercise last night - my calves were really sore from Sunday's workout. Still feel it today!
Happy - Are you keeping a journal of all the wildlife you've spotted from your window or deck? What a variety! I love the way the groundhog is just draped over that rock edging. :D All the talk of hummingbirds on the thread lately, and I never see them in our area. I once saw one down in Indiana, otherwise I only saw them in San Diego. Oh, the tour is called Tour de Grape, hahaha. Should be fun.
Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies!! :wave:
Let's see... As I mentioned to Michelle, I did get my eye doc appt. Timing is such that I ignored the emails from my flex spending account and it's now suspended because we need to send the detail on bf's crown. Guess I'll have to pay the eye doc out of pocket and then submit the paperwork to get reimbursed. Boo.
I just ran out of teabags at work, which is a mixed blessing. I was disappointed in them and wouldn't buy them again, but now I'm out, and what the office supplies - not my "cup of tea" yuk yuk. I have a couple other kinds at home to use up, but they are just "alright". Debating whether I'll seek out a variety of Twinings that I want to try, or order from a tea site I recently discovered. I might just go to Meiers to see what they have. I normally don't shop there because it's not convenient and because it's so ginormous and I hate their parking lot, but I have to give them props on their wide selection of groceries. They also sell a brand of tea called Red Rose, which we like for iced tea. Might pick up a box of that while I'm there.
Turns out the boss is out for the rest of the week, and the admin is still out too, so it'll be nice and quiet here. :)
I think that's about it for me. TTFN!!
05-15-2012, 10:46 AM
Welcome back Ellen--You have been missed.
I'm not sure what my neices have planned when we get to the Smokey MTs. Yes I'm looking forward to it. Speaking of eye doctor's I need an appointment myself.
You'll be busy compiling all the necessary stuff. It's a great idea.
Happy, Michelle and Annie :wave: Have a good day.
My day is quiet so far. A water main cut yesterday by accident. I lost a bit of water out of one of the tanks. It's hard to refill that tank but I'm working on it.
It's a beautiful day too bad I'm on the inside.
05-15-2012, 10:55 AM
Two sneaker-inners today!!
Michelle - Happy Birthday to your dh!! Have a wonderful dinner tonight. You know, I didn't grow up in a meatball-eating family, and though dh's family is Italian on his father's side, they didn't eat them much either. I think that's something I'll have to make sometime - not just the frozen ones you throw in the crockpot with jam and bbq sauce for a party appetizer, LOL. Good luck with work - it's been a big challenge for you lately, to say the least. But I know you're up to it!! :yes: Re Ravinia - yes, we go occasionally. My employer is a sponsor and so we get offered discount pavilion tickets. This year we bought tickets to a Sara Maclachlan concert (bf likes her). The only issue is ordering them through work is very iffy, depending on demand, so if you really wanted to be ensured of getting pavilion tickets, you'd need to just buy them the usual way. I still don't even know if we're getting these ticket, and I think I placed the order in March... Yes, what's really nice about Ravinia is that you bring in whatever you want and set up on the lawn, and it's a lovely setting. It's very laid back and relaxing. Even if you have pavilion tickets, you can set up on the lawn and run in and out between songs/sets. Not too far for you, since it's up north!
Welcome back Ellen - good to "see" you! :) I totally get the struggle to get on the right path and stay there!! I've been trying to log my food - that's what has helped me in the past. Tedious, but helpful (and eye-opening). Don't be a stranger!
05-15-2012, 02:53 PM
Okay, there were three sneaker-inners, not two.
Ceejay - Hope you've got things under control re the water main break and filling the tank up.
I went out at lunch and ate outside. It's sunny and warm, but windy as heck. Now my eyes are all watery and I've got the occasional sneeze. I didn't wear my contact lenses today because my eyes were watery when I woke up this morning, and besides, I have to conserve this last pair of lenses until I get new ones!
That's all for now!
05-15-2012, 05:13 PM
CLEANING AND WASHING.
ALARM MEN ARE COMING FIRST THING TOMORROW.
CANNOT BELIEVE WE HAD ALMOST NO NOTICE.
TENANTS ARE PO'ED.
"DON'T CALL ME....CALL THE OFFICE":rofl: :rofl:
LOTS TO DO.
HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY :moped:
05-16-2012, 04:47 AM
Sorry, having a bit of a hard time at work lately. Nothing new, it's getting to the pointy end of the project and everyone is feeling it. Have to keep coming up with jokes to get over the bad tempers. Added to that I haven't been able to put in any data for my courses next week so will be flat stack busy tomorrow and Friday to get the stuff in.
Sounds like everyone is busy as well.
Welcome back Upswife. Nice to see you again.
Michelle - happy birthday to the DH. Hope he has a wonderful day.
I'll be back in the morning to continue the personals. I am working from home tomorrow - so will be able to spend some more time on line. Haven't even had much of a peek at facebook for a couple of days.
05-16-2012, 09:45 AM
Quick one for me too as the guys are outside tearing apart the areator for maintenance., which consist of a good washing down. It will take all day and probably part of tomorrow. What a gigantic mess!
Hang in there.
05-16-2012, 10:39 AM
Good morning kids,
Having a bit of a problem with our internet the last few days. They say too many customers are on the network and they are moving them to a second line but I think it's a line alright - a line of bunk since there is no consistency or improvement. This is why I think you need competition in business, when you only have one choice you have little ... well ... choice and are stuck with what you have.
I picked up the rest of my garden plants and a few flowers yesterday. And then of course we immediately got a freeze warning last night. Covered the flowers with plastic and put the vegetables into the garage. I hope I don't have more vegetable plants that I have room in the garden beds. Now that I see them built, I think we could have used more or bigger beds. It looks smaller because we have a wide berth between the beds and the fence, not only for easy of working the beds, but also so things don't grow near to or through the fence to tempt the hungry wildlife. I have 6 varieties of tomatoes - want to see what comes in and what grows best here. I usually prefer the beefsteak tomatoes but they are 90 days to fruit which bumps us right up to the end of August and nights will really start to cool in September which means hoards of green tomatoes instead of red ones. Also got 2 grape tomato plants as I like those 2. Besides that we have cucumbers, red and green bell peppers, sugar snap peas, celery, radishes. Not sure I will have room for the sweet corn but they are seeds so will keep to next year if needed. Same with the green garden peas. I have this short stubby sweet hybrid carrot I want to try if I can convince DH to build me a small box with sandy soil in it. And I have an entire herb garden - dill, tarragon, rosemary, parsley, Italian sweet basil, cilantro, chives which I will probably grow in pots on the deck I can move into the house for the winter.
Now I just need time to plant all this. I am satisfied at the pace I am cleaning. Got some storage boxes for extra stuff like shampoos and haircare stuff so that allows me to store some extras neatly. DH does not think I will finish everything in time as this is the kind of cleaning that makes a mess before it is all straightened up, but I think I'm doing ok. Today I am going to get my hair colored and will stop afterwards at the laundromat to wash some big bedding. I have a huge capacity washer with no agitator in it but I still can't fit the twin extra long comforters in it (one at a time) so off to the laundromat. I want to wash some throw rugs too.
Sounds like everyone is busy, busy, busy.
Shad - I hope you can get what you need to done without tearing your hair out. At least you can step away and finish up at home although it sounds like you will be putting in very long days to make sense of it all.
Mel - good luck with the inspections. I'm glad you figured out a way to turn over some of the office duties. Documentation is good, let them make notes along the way. Then you can tell them the old standard "RTFM". :rofl:
Michelle - my heart goes out to you with the work situation :hug: I know how you feel. Keep you head up, don't let it get to you. Happy Birthday to DH - I think he made a good choice on the spaghetti and meatballs. Junebugs ack@!!!!! :yikes: I HATE those things more than the buzzing flies out here. I'm sure they are making their way up north. And yes, they no longer come out in June, probably thanks to global warming and such.
Annie - have safe travels to your conference.
Welcome back Ellen - you have lots of company here on the let's lose some weight boat :lol:
Laura - your talk of Ravinia made me look up the schedule. Lots of interesting concerts there although some I'd like to see sold out. Part of that bugs me - I think scalpers buy up the tickets and then try to sell them for outrageously inflated prices on the aftermarket. Tried to see James Taylor in Memphis - could not get tickets the day they went on sale but there were tons of tickets on the Tickets Now site at twice the face price and more than that. :mad: My neighbor next to me in AH claimed he had hummingbirds but I'm not so sure since he was a biker dude who had a feeder made out of a beer can :rofl: but if we have them up here, you must have them out there. Problem is, you have to put out a feeder and wait a long time for them to find it. I hear they live about 2 years and come back and frequent the places they find food at on their last run. And yes, through pictures and my infrequently updated blog and FB posts, I am sort of capturing a time line of the critter parade through here. :lol:
Ceejay - hope your day is not too hectic at work.
Gotta run get something in my tummy before I grab a shower and the laundry baskets. Have a good hump day chicks. :wave:
05-16-2012, 10:40 AM
Morning all. Everyone sounds busy. I had a meeting this morning cancelled, and I don't mind at all. :D I have a project due at the end of the month, but hope to finish quite a bit earlier just to get it done and start work on another project.
I also want to find some time to get my workspace cleared. People who stop by are surprised by the amount of paper. Honestly, I know where everything is...and most of it isn't just random piles of paper, it's paper in file folders, labeled by project. Anyway, I don't like the reactions, so I will get it cleared. I do have file drawers...I just like having stuff visible & within easy reach...I do need to purge some files - it's just more comfortable for me to keep it until I know for sure I don't need it and then I have no hesitation tossing it...but it would be nice to have a clear surface. BTW, the boss's office is 100 times worse than mine, LOL.
Yesterday after work I did a BE workout, actually one plus part of another. Worked triceps, biceps, quads, outer thighs, deltoids, back & abs. There was a calf routine in one of the shows that I skipped because my poor calves are still sore from Sunday!!
Bf worked on my commuter bike - he straightened my front wheel and replaced the brake cables. Tonight he will replace the gearshift cables.
Put the T-shirt on doggy because we got some T-storms last night. He did well, but it was also a short and not very severe storm, thankfully!
That's about it for me. TTFN!
05-16-2012, 12:02 PM
Laura - I am like you - lots of paper on the desk, neatly arranged and I know where everything is. I am a pile person. A pile person should never be forced to organize. My manager was one of those who liked a totally clean and spotless desk "a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind" type. Once I put things into folders in desk drawers, I wasted alot of time looking for something that I could have otherwise found in 2 seconds on the top of my desk. I kind of think that if your desk is too clean it looks like you have nothing to do (which was very true of many people who had spotless desks). I think if people walk into your cube with horror and trepidation that a giant pile of paper may fall over on them and crush them :eek: , then it's time to clean up :rofl:
Enjoy your unexpected free time from the cancelled meeting. Next to vacation and holidays, there's almost no joy quite like finding out a meeting was cancelled (unless it was one YOU needed info from ;) )
05-16-2012, 06:51 PM
Good evening everyone. Not the best start to this weight loss, but starting when DH is on vacation is harder than normal. Esp when the Doctor gave him the go ahead to eat whatever he wants b4 his test on Friday. But I am writing it all down and trying to keep track. I need to really start the counting calories next week and work in some exercise. I have to accept when I keep telling everyone else. “take it one day at a time” I guess for me it should be “one meal” at a time.
Ok, here is my stab at personals:
Shad~~OMG you’re going to be a grandma!!! I am so excited for you. On the other side sorry work is still so stressful. Good luck pulling together all the doco that you need for this class.
Michelle~~Sorry to hear that hubby is sick and you are having Job issues as well. I hope the pin heads realize what a hard worker you are and keep you on, OR that you get a fabulous offer from the other company.
Laura~~happy organizing. I always have a bunch lying around, but then I know where it is. When I put it all away then I have to go searching for it all. My parents have a thunder shirt for their dog and he will wear it all the time and Mom said it has really helped with his anxiety during storms. Fortunately for mom the dog WILL not go out when it is wet, so they have not had to cross that bridge about “folding it up”.
Happy~~I assume from your posts that you and DH have made the move. I’m so happy for you, the way you described that place before made it sound like heaven on earth. It still sounds beautiful even with the parade of critters. I hope you have enough room, but it might be better to start smaller incase the critters do get thru the fence.
Ceejay~~Hope work is going well and you were able to prove you did not mess up the other day at work. Good thing about taking notes, they can save your rear end from time to time.
Mel~~so nice to see you!! When I left the last time you were just getting over being really sick. I hope you are able to get the cat scan needed for your arm. I hate dealing with Docs and ins, I would rather just sit at home sick or in pain sometimes!!
Annie~~Congrats on the new grand baby!!! And did I read right??? Are there going to be weeding bells in your future?? You are like a woman possessed with that garden, I can only imagine how sore you are. Removing sod is a lot of work!! Holy cow!!
Ok, well the last year has been pretty normal. The Kids are now DS 12yr, DD1 10yr, DD2 9yr and DD3 is 3.5 yrs. I am still with the same company but we underwent some changes in the last 6 months. Integrated to a new database that was incomplete, so that made things crazy for a few months. I just pointed out to our “new” boss that the owner pd to have this better database installed and we are not using it to it’s full potential. From my end we are not even scratching the surface. The other thing complicating work is we combined all the aspects of our call center into 2 main roles: customer service and sales. I got talked into Sales (more commission based) but so far I am happy with it. For being only 30 hrs a week I am staying competitive with the full timers. DH is still with UPS, but still under a very micro controlling boss, so that adds a special amount of stress to him and a little runs down to me. I worry that this guy will run DH into the ground one day.
Now that I have written a bible I have got to go.Have to heat up the kids dinner before I run out to have coffee with an old friend!!
05-16-2012, 06:59 PM
SORRY THIS IS ANOTHER QUICK POST.
I'LL BE BACK SATURDAY OR SUNDAY TO POST PERSONALS AFTER I READ.
RIGHT NOW THINGS ARE A FRASSING MESS AND THE BLDG IS IN TROUBLE.
I JUST CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN AND NOT HELP OUT.
SOMETHING HAS TO GIVE AND IT'S GOING TO BE SHOPPING & THE COMPUTER.
JUST TILL THE WEEKEND. I THINK THE WORST WILL BE OVER BY THEN.
JKEN & RICHIE ARE DOING THE COOKING & THE SHOPPING.
I Am taking friday afternoon off and giving jen the phone.
the big boss said it's the least he can do.
i am determined to speak with shaddie if it kills me!:rofl: :rofl:
and that is just what i told him too.
oh crap....i lost my caps!!!!!!!!!!!
I AM TAKING NOTES OF EVERYTHING I HAVE INSIDE MY HEAD AND MAKING 2 COPIES.
ONE FOR MY IMMEDIATE BOSS AND ANOTHER FOR A LOOSELEAF I BEGAN AND NEVER FINISHED.
MY HEAD IS FILLED WITH BUILDING INFO THAT SOME OTHER'S DON'T EVEN KNOW.
THEY STILL DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO EXTRACT A PERSON POUT OF A DISABLED ELEVATOR:tantrum:
THAT IS ONLY ONE EXAMPLE AND NOT EVEN TE TIP OF THE ICEBERG :faint:
SO IT'S TIME FOR ME TO FINISH THE "HANDBOOK" AND BEGIN THE REAL JOB OF UNBURDENING MYSELF OF THIS MESS AND PUT THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY. IT'S TIME.
I COULD JUST SIT HERE AND CRY BUT THEN I CAN'T BREATHE! :lol3:
THIS IS THE HRDEST THING I HAVE EVER HAD TO DO.
GETTING A DIVORCE WAS EASIER THAN B REAKING THESE TIES.:cry:
OK....OFF TO THE SHOWER AND THEN SOME QUIET TV. NOTE IS ON THE DOOR. DON'T BOTHER ME TILL THIS MESS IS OVER. LOL
THE REINSPECTION IS NOT UNTIL JUNE 20 SO WE HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO GET EVERYTHING DONE. AND WE'RE GOING TO NEED IT BECAUSE THE HELP WE HAVE A RE CLUELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOVE TO YOU ALL IN THE MEANTIME AND WILL CHECK BACK IN OVER THE WEEKEND.
OH....OH...... ONE GOOD THING FOR ME....THE BOSS IS GOING TO HAVE A MEDICAL ALERT BUTTON HOOKED UP TO THE ALARMS SYSTEM SO I CAN WEAR IT WHEN I LEAVE THE APARTMENT TO GO RUNNING AROUND TO THE TENANTS. HE'S TAKING NO CHANCES THAT I WILL BE ON THE FLOOR AGAIN WITH NO HELP!! THE BLDG IS PICKING UP THE TAB FOR INSTALLATION AND THE MONTHLY FEE. :dance:
SHAD......MY FRIDAY ARVO THE PHONE WILL BE TURNED ON, I WILL HAVE FOOD AND DRINK READY AND THE DOORBELL SILENCED!!!!!!:hug: sSEE YOU THEN!
05-17-2012, 10:23 AM
Mel - I'm so sorry things are so bad in your building. What a disgrace that the management lets this happen. Honestly, in any organization everyone has their primary duties, but preparations have to be made so that responsibilities can be met if someone gets hit by a bus, retires or is abducted by aliens. I know you care about this building and its tenants, but please don't overdo it the next couple days. I'd hate to see you wear yourself down and get sick! You're a good person for doing what you're doing, and I hope you get a chance to continue with documenting all the important stuff, and like Happy said, then you can tell them to RTFM, LOL.
Ellen - One meal, even one bite at time is about the jist of it. I'm trying to be very mindful of my eating too, and I'm tracking my calories. You certainly have your hands full with job and family, and that must make it so much more difficult to fit in time for you!! Just take a deep breath and know it can be done - not quickly or easily, but it can be done.
Happy - Nope, cube being too clean and not having anything to do definitely do not apply to me! I suppose now that so much is on the computer, that could be a case against having all this paper around, but in many cases the paper is closer at hand than the computer file, and I often prefer to read off a hard copy anyway. That said, I still did some file purging and shifting yesterday while I was listening to a webinar. Your garden sounds like it'll be fantastic - it'll be a big change from what you did down South. I'm sure you've got things clean and comfy and well-stocked for your family. As for the tidy and organized part, don't let anyone give you any guff - just tell them you're retired and that you'll get around to it!! :D
Ceejay - is the aerator project done now?
Shad - I hope you're keeping the jokes coming - crunch time is stressful!
Michelle - How was dh's b-day dinner?
Annie - Hope the training is going well and you've gotten to enjoy the hotel pool! :swim:
Patty - How was the Mother's Day bbq??
Hi Java! :wave:
Ho-hum. Nothing much to report. Was quiet here this week with the boss and the admin out. The admin came back today. Our office has now decided to also close tomorrow (Friday) as well as Monday due to the NATO circus. Doesn't mean much to me since I'm taking a vacation day. I'm sure many people are thinking "Thank goodness we didn't win the Olympic Bid!"
I checked out Walgreens for tea yesterday, but they had a small selection of the usual. CVS had more - mostly the same ole stuff - though they did have a variety called PG Tips, which the package claims is "England's No. 1 Tea". I bought it and don't care for it. Definitely stronger, which I like, but with a harsher flavor. I might take it home and use it with the chai spice blend I bought at Pike Place Mkt in Seattle. Just put the box in my backpack.
Went with doggy for a walk after work. What nice weather we've had this week. :) Didn't exercise last night - I was tired and sore from my workout the night before, and I think I'm also tired from lugging around my laptop. It weighs 4.8 pounds (I looked it up), and along with all the other crap I'm carrying around, I'm feeling it. I spilled something on my usual nylon purse, so instead I've been carrying a leather bag and it's heavy too. :wl: I really like the lightness of the two nylon purses I have, but I'm ready for something that's more stylish. I do, however, need a lot of pockets to keep me organized. So, another thing to add to the shopping list, along with the sunglasses, wallet (yes, still using the clearance wallet; it's flattened a bit with use, but the leather is still stiff), earbud cord wrapper, and clothes.
That's about it for me. Better get back to work. My Friday - whoohoo! :carrot:
05-17-2012, 10:42 AM
Just an early post for me today. I am working an extra day since Dh is on vacation and can watch DD3. yesterday was not good food wise, but that's what I get for trying to start when DH is on vacay, we always eat too much. But I paid for it last night, my tummy was really bothering me. today will be simpler since I will be gone all day. just some grapenuts this morning and then 1/2 of my leftover burito.
Well, I have got to get moving and get ready to leave and also figure out why DD3 is being a pistol and bouncing all over the place!!!
Happy Thursday every one!!!
05-17-2012, 11:37 AM
Good morning ladies,
Sorry this is going to be a quick pop in right now just to say hello. I will have to get to personals later on. I'm so frustrated with the weather people. It was only supposed to get to a predicted low of 44 last night. Just as I was getting ready for bed I looked at the thermometer and it read 37 with still more night chill to go so I had to rush outside to gather and cover my flowers. Vegetables were already in the garage thank goodness. Today was supposed to be sunny and all of a sudden it clouded over and we are getting rain so I ran outside to put the stuff from the garage outside (natural rain is best for the plants) and uncover what I had tented. They sure can't get a forecast right - you literally stick your head out each day to see what it's doing and go from there.
Anyway busy day ahead - take care...
05-17-2012, 10:32 PM
The aerator went back on line at 4 p.m. but what a mess they left. I shoveled stuff off the side walk to make it easier for the night shift operator to walk to the chemical and chlorine rooms.
Sounds like you have a mess to deal with also. Take all the time you need.
Think all weather men are the same.
Annie, Michelle, Ellen :wave. More later.
I haven't done much today. I did get outside for a bit to wash the car and trim the bushes. Need to clean the inside of the car in the morning. Have a dr's appointment tomorrow afternoon in Jonesboro as I still have some lingering congestion mainly in my throat. Also having sharp squeezing pains in both lungs. Then I'm going to bff's house to spend Friday night -Then to Paragould on Saturday to eat lunch with the uncles. I need to get out of this house for awhile.
05-18-2012, 06:00 AM
Sorry - ate something I should not have yesterday. Been making up for lost time today. I will be back after my conversation with Mel tomorrow to let you all know how the world spins.
05-18-2012, 12:32 PM
Lots to do on this side of town. I'm sure it won't all get done but I'm not fretting about it.
Sorry to hear about the tummy troubles Shad. Ginger cures alot of evils.
Sounds like you have a busy weeked Ceejay - enjoy some down time.
Hope thiings are not too crazy with you Mel.
Hellos to the rest of the chicks :wave: have a great weekend - not sure I will be on much over the next few days.
05-18-2012, 01:30 PM
Good Afternoon everyone.
Yesterday went well, was really slow at work yesterday. Hoping it picks up a little today and over the weekend. I’ve been tracking my food and even with all the bad things I’ve been staying at 2000 calories or less. I need to start getting in some exercise next week. I am not a morning person but I feel weird exercising at night when everyone is home. We have a small house and I feel like I am just in everyone’s way. Oh well, will just have to find a time to fit it in…maybe when the kids take DD3 to the park in the afternoon.
Not much else is going on, DH is at the hospital for a scan and should be back soon. Hope everyone has a great weekend. I will be at work, so I will try to post from there.
Luv and Hugs all!!
05-18-2012, 04:13 PM
Oh my gosh! What a week! One more hour of the work-week left. Thank Goodness!! I might just make it!! :rofl: After work, I'd to cut the grass...depending on what DH and DMIL have planned. This weekend, I want to do some weed whacking/trimming and also plant my veggie garden. I also have to do a bit of website work and update my resume. No rest for the weary, that's for sure.
DH just got a call from his work today...apparently, his FMLA runs out a week from today (on 5/25)...so he'll have to go back to work on 5/25, whether he's ready or not. If he doesn't go back, by law they will not be required to hold his job for him. So he's going back. At least he'll get a 3 day weekend to rest up after his first day back; followed by a relatively short 4-day week after that. He sees the pulmonologist on Thursday for a follow up.
On Tuesday, I've got an appointment with my life/career coach to review and offer suggestions on my resume as well as help me with interview stuff. Also, I have signed up for a workshop that starts on 5/31 that is to build self-esteem and self-confidence during times of transition and new beginnings. Both of these are relatively inexpensive, and since they'll help me land a better job, they'll be well worth the investment.
I've also checked numerous career advice books and audio books out of the library.
Shad - I hope you feel better soon. I was really nauseous on Wednesday night...but I doubt you caught it from me.
Mel - Please don't overdo it. No matter how much the building and tenants need you...it's not worth risking your health.
Happy - Has your company arrived yet? I feel so out of the loop lately...all the anxiety and uncertainty has turned my mind/memory to mush.
Ellen - Welcome back!! Is everything okay with your DH? I hope his scan goes well.
Ceejay - I'm glad you're seeing the doc...pain in the chest/lungs is nothing to fool around with. I hope you have a nice evening with your friend; and an enjoyable lunch with the uncles.
Laura - I need to get a new purse. I haven't carried a purse in years. I keep my sunglasses in the car, and my phone and wallet in my pants pockets. I stopped carrying a purse because I thought it was contributing to my back and neck pain and migraines (yes, it was stuffed to the brim). So nice that you have a long weekend thanks to NATO! :yay: Followed by another long weekend next week!!
Annie - I hope you get home safe and sound. I've been thinking a lot about you lately. :hug:
BTW, I've pretty much decided to throw myself a 50th b'day party on September 8 of this year. I know it's quite a trip for Shaddie, Mellie and Ceejay...but you're ALL invited anyway. This gives me 3.5 months to get the house clean! :rofl: :lol3: :rofl:
Much love and many hugs to all my dear friends,
05-18-2012, 04:17 PM
Hey girls...I am back and my brain grapes are overflowing with information. It was an excellent training class, the instructor kept it entertaining, and I met a lot of interesting people from other markets....Dallas, San Antonio and Tampa. We had a good time in the evening....dinner, a few drinks..in my room by 8:30, in bed by 9, sleep..well you know I don't sleep but I did get a few winks in....all and all it was a good week! Glad to be home....can't wait to see my honey pot when he pulls in tonight. We have already decided on a pit fire, deliver food and then an early evening to bed...wink wink.
Read through all the personals but have no time to post tonite...got some laundry to do before C gets home. Sounds like the usual ups and downs ane all arounds.....stay positive, healthy, and happy.
I love yas all and will start fresh after this post.....
Hugs, love, and prayers......btw...I miss you all...very much. Glad to be home.
05-19-2012, 05:44 AM
Been a busy day, what with setting the world to rights with Mel this morning and then weeding the rose garden and putting in some bulbs from another bed which is to be changed around, then housework and footy watching. and finally the bugs drove me inside. Some more outdoor work coming up tomorrow. I'd like to get the fertilising and mulching done on both the rose garden and the vege patch tomorrow and have a go at getting some of the worst weed in the world out of the ground down the side of the house. Then it will be a case of get ready to pack and maybe mow the lawns. The weather is just great for heavy work at the moment. Clear but not too hot.
Annie, good to have you back. Glad you had a good time away
Michelle - sounds like you will be the very busy bee around the house over the weekend. Hope the DH is up to scratch next week to go back to work. It's always a good thing to get and keep the resume up to date. Hope those classes come up trumps for you.
Ellen - 2000 cal is good. Exercise will certainly help to firm up and tone.
Happy - enjoy the family. I'm sure you will all have a fun time. Keep mum occupied to get her off the old age mentality mindset.
Mel - as always, good to talk to you again. We have rearranged government in your place, shot the minor politicians, fired a couple of the workers in your building and strangled have the folk on my project. I'm sure we will all get on well in this world now.
Hello to Laura and Ceejay as well. It's time I took myself of to bed and sorted my brain out after the day. I should really get on the company computer and do some work, however I think that might just wait until tomorrow night. They are building a new client in SAP for when the system goes live in the last two areas, and this copy will be fed into the training client as well. I spent yesterday creating one lot of data. No doubt I will spend the next couple of days sorting out the next lot. Life is such fun.
THIS MORNING FEELS LIKE THE BEGINNING OF A NEW LIFE.
I UNBURDENED ALL MY BAD STUFF ON POOR SHAD.
DEALT WITH THE ELEVATOR REPAIRMAN TILL ABOUT 9PM,
THEN WENT TO BED WITH A GOOD BOOK.
SLEEP ELUDED ME TILL MIDNIGHT BUT THIS MORNING I FEEL REFRESHED.
THANKS SHADDIE....AND NEXT TIME I PROMISE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET A WORD IN EDGEWISE!:hug: :rofl:
MY 3 RING BINDER FOR THE OFFICE IS FILLED.
IT CONTAINS DRAWINGS FOR THE VERBALLY IMPAIRED.
I EVEN GOT MATERIAL FROM JOHN.
ONE COPY FOR ME, THE BOSS AND ONE EXTRA. 3 SHOULD BE ENOUGH.
IT WAS PERFECT TIMING TOO WITH THE VENDORS.
FOR 3 DAYS THEY WERE ALL HERE REPAIRING STUF.F
I SPOKE TO EACH ONE & PRESENTED MY CASE:rofl:
THEY CAN COME UP HERE IF THEY NEED AN ANSWER
BUT I WON'T BE DOWN THERE WAITING FOR THEM.
I KNOW IT WILL TAKE TIME FOR EVERYONE TO GET "EDUCATED"
BUT THE BEGINNING OF MY END GOT OFF TO A BETTER THAN ROCKY START.
I EVEN BAILED OUT OF THE ELECTION IN JUNE VIA PHONE.:dancer:
SHAD WAS BUSY DIGGING A HOLE IN HER GARDEN AND BURIED ALL MY PROBLEMS THERE.....ALONG WITH THE DEAD BODIES:dance:
NOW I AM GOING TO RELAX AND DRINK ONE OF THE MANY COFFEE TREATS I RECEIVED FOR MOTHER'S DAY.
I SAVE THEM FOR SPECIAL OCCASSIONS!:beach:
NEXT I WILL GO AND READ YOUR POSTS AND COME BACK.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND:moped:
LAURA.....SITTING HERE READING YOUR POSTS & DRINKING A FRAPPUCCINO....WHICH IS MY CUP OF TEA:rofl:
HOPE YOU GOT YOUR TEABAGS REFILLED!! CAN'T DO WITHOUT THEM TO KEEP YOUR WORK DAY ROLLING ALONG.
BTW: I USED TO LOVE TWINNINGS EARL GREY DECAF. KIND OF LEMONY.
MAYBE I BETTER SAVE UP SOME BUBBLE WRAP FOR THE WINE-BIKE TOUR....SEND IT OUT YOUR WAY FED EX!!!:bike2:
YOUR DESK GAVE ME A LAUGH. I AM A VISUAL PERSON AND NEED MY STUFF AROUND ME UNTIL SOMETHING IS FINISHED. MAYBE I BETTER GET MINE CLEARED OFF TOO!!:rofl:
GLAD COAL'S SHIRT WORKED...LET'S HOPE IT DOES IN THE BIGGER STORMS.
TAKE ME WITH YOU WHEN YOU SHOP FOR ALL THAT STUFF. LOVE SHOPPING:love:
CEEJAY....I GUESS THE LEAKING TANK WAS FILLED BY NOW.
YOU LEAD AN EXCITING LIFE AT WORK WATCHING TANKS AND GUAGES!!
HOW DID THE AERATOR MESS GO??? SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD YOUR SHARE OF FOUL UPS THIS WEEK TOO!!:hug:
WE ALSO HAD GORGEOUS WEATHER HERE AFTER THE RAINS LEFT. :sunny:
SOUNDS LIKE YOUR LINE UP FOR THE WEEKEND IS A BUSY ONE!
SAFE TRAVELS TO AND FRO AND HOPE THE TIME WITH THE BFF WAS GREAT.
HOPE YOU FOUND OUT WHAT THE PINCHING FEELISNGS ARE IN THE LUNGS. FEEL BETTER FRIEND:hug:
SHAD,.,,,.I JUST HAD A THOUGHT....WHEN A PROJECT GETS TO A "POINTY" END....IT SHOULD MAKE IT SO MUCH EASIER TO SHOVE IT UP!!:rofl: :rofl: :devil:
i forgot to aSK YOU HOW YOU FELT. SORRY I WAS SUCH A CHATTY CATHY!! NEXT TIME GAG ME SO YOU CAN SPEAK TOO!!!
I HOPE YOUR WEEK WILL BE BETTER AND NOT FILLED WITH BLOODY BODIES:rofl:
I AM STILL LAUGHING THIS MORNING SO YOUR MAGIC STILL WORKS:wizard:
I THINK IT'S CALLED "PERSPECTIVE"....SOMETHING I LOST SINCE GOING BACK TO WORK!!
AFTER THIS PAST YEAR+....I AM NOT SURE HOW YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE "COMING OR GOING"!!!!!
HAPPY.....LOVE THE SOUNDS OF THE GARDENING BEDS.
IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT THE CLIMATE THERE CAN GROW.
TO SAY NOTHING OF THE SOIL. BET IT'S IN GOOD SHAPE.
THE HRB GARDEN SMELLS GOOD JUST TO READ ABOUT IT :encore: GOOD LUCK!
OUR TEMPS WERE 45 LAST NIGHT. I ABOUT FROZE MYSELF!! YOU FORGOT TO COVER ME UP ALONG WITH THE PLANTS!!!
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE INTERNET AND NO COMPETITION.
LIKE OUR CABLE TV!! WE'RE STUCK! Grrrrrrrrr.
"RTFM"........I ABOUT CRACKED UP AFTER I HAD TO GOOGLE THIS!!! ROFLMAOFF!!!
I THINK I WILL PASTE THESE LETTERS ON TO THE BINDER IN THE OFFICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GOOD ONE HAPPY!! YOU MADE MY SATURDAY!! HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA
MICHELLE.....YOU CERTAINLY HAVE HAD AN EXHASTING WEEK AT WORK ADN WITH LOTS OF PRESSURE. HOPE YOU CAN UNWIND OVER THE WEEKEND WITH THE SPAGHETTI DINNER!!:hun: THOUGHT OF YOU THIS WEEK WITH THE JOB, JAVA & LEARNING NEW STUFF. HOPE NEXT WEEK WILL BE A BIT EASIER. SENDING YOU A HUG:hug:
ELLEN.....WHAT A SURPRISE!! WELCOME BACK!! :welcome:
THE KIDS ARE GROWING SO FAST. BET THEY KEEP YOU HOPPING. I WAS BACK IN THE HOSP THIS YEAR TOO. PNEUMONIA. THE SCAN IOS FOIR MY LUNGS...ITHEY FOUND NODES. LONG STORY. UNNECESSARY TO REPEAT....LOL!!
HOPE YOU FIND TIME IN YOUR BUSY DAILY NLIFE FOR THE ONE MEAL AT A TIME THEORYU. IT DOES WORK. NO GUILT OR ANXIETY INVIOLVED THEN. YOU CAN & WILL DO THIS. I HAVE FAITH IN YOU.
HOPE THE JOB CONTINUES TO BE GOOD FOR YOU IN COMMISSION!!!:hug:
AND I HOPE SOMEONE LISTENS TO YOUR GOOD SUGGESTIONS!!
GOOD LUCK ALSO TO DH AND THE TESTS. :crossed: HOPE YOUR TUMMY SURVIVES HIS VACATION!!
ANNIE.....WELCOME HOME!! SO GLAD THE TRIP WENT SO WELL!!
BET CURTIS WAS GLAD TO SEE YOU TOO. THE PLANNED EVENING SOUNDED GREAT.
HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND TOGETHER:hug:
05-19-2012, 09:04 AM
Good morning ladies!
Happy Weekend!! I cut the grass last night so at least that's off my to do list. This morning I was up at 7 baking DH's belated birthday cake. And I'm just about to start making homemade meatballs and spaghetti sauce for dinner.
Then I'll head outside to work in the veggie garden. I won't plant anything until later in the day though since it's supposed to be a warm one today. when I need a break from the sun/heat, I'll come in and work on my resume and look for jobs.
And tomorrow will be much of the same.
Annie - I'm glad you made it home safe and sound. I'll bet you were exhausted after your travels and training...Good on ya' for getting to bed early. *wink* *wink* :lol3:
Shad - Thank you (and Mel) so much for setting the world to rights. I'm glad you two were finally able to chat. :) Sounds like you had quite the busy day. I got tired just reading about it.
Happy - Enjoy your visit with Mom and the family. I'm sure you'll all have a wonderful time!
Mel - I'm so glad you're feeling better after talking with Shad! Good for you for completing your binder for the office. And I'm glad you got things squared away with the vendors. :) Good for you for bailing out of the June election! I'm glad you buried all your troubles and dead bodies. You know that ol' saying...Friends help you move; GOOD friends help you move the dead bodies! :rofl: :rofl:
Big :wave: and :hug: to all! I've got to get on with my list.
05-19-2012, 09:37 AM
Good morning ladies,
The race is on. Probably won't be here much over the next few days. Family should be on the road by now - hopefully without too much fighting. They are taking my sister's car which is a mid size SUV. Not much cargo space for 4 people particularly when they are taking computers, Keurig coffee makers, tackle boxes, fishing gear and an x-box game among other things. I told my sister not to worry - I have extras to lend of all things except underwear and medicines :lol: I'm sure my Mom will have a word or two about riding the whole way with her tiny allotment of luggage on her lap :rofl: I guess she's a little peeved at me. The last time she visited us in TN, I told her we were going to be moving and gave her a box of her stuff that she had at the house. Told her to sort through it and take what she wanted, the rest I would toss as I was not moving it. Now mind you when we took her back we were driving up and my sister was picking her up at the meeting place so there was plenty of room in the car to take whatever she wanted. She took about half of what was there and left I tossed it and now she had to go and buy another one. And not just a small bottle because the small bottle is not economical. So she's buying a giant bottle which is going to take up a lot of room in her carry bag AND she will probably leave it at my house again :p Did I mention that I told her I have 5 different KINDS of lotion at my house - all good stuff but it's not her Jergins brand. :rolleyes: Going to be an interesting week...
Saw an article on the internet yesterday about women bedazzaling their lady parts - vaginas. So first you rip (not shave) rip all the hair out and then glue rhinestones and sequins all over yourself. And most young girl posters thought this was cool to spark things up. Guys are laughing because they'd never do anything that stupid - heck, we're lucky we get them to WASH down there. ;) Geez the world has gone mega stupid. Maybe this is the last year of human kind :rolleyes:
So... with that I am delighted to see Mel that you are happy and perky and sounding much less frantic than the last few days/weeks. I have to agree with you, sometimes you need perspective - another sound mind to keep you on balance. Glad you got that with Shad even if she didn't get to talk as you say :blah: :rofl: I really hope you can keep that great mood for a while because you sound delightfully chipper. Glad I could give you a laugh with the RTFM - a standard in the I.T. world for helpful customer service advice :D
Shad - make the most of that nice weather getting the garden going. Are you planting lettuces and maybe some late tomatoes? Sounded earlier like you'd be doing alot of away from home travelling - is that still the case?
Ah Michelle - I see you snuck in under the wire. Happy planting - I have to get my garden in also - will be thinking of you. Good luck with the job hunt - I wish you a speedy end to this frustration :crossed: Enjoy the birthday dinner - lucky DH.
Ellen - great to have you back again. I agree it's easier to start back on the wagon of good eating once you are in a routine again. Gee the kids are getting big - growing like weeds. I hate morning exercise but I find if I put it off until the evening, I find too many excuses not to do it.
Ceejay - hope you have a nice visit with friends and family this weekend.
Annie - glad you had a good trip and learned lots. Hope you had a nice dinner and a good welcome back home evening with your honey ;) ;) ;) :lol:
Laura - if you scheduled a vacation day and the office closed for the NATO thing, did you burn a vacation day for nothing???? I can't even imagine the insanity of trying to host the Olympics there. I totally understand about not wanting to carry the laptop anymore. I got a wheelie bag long ago - a godsend. Enjoy your long weekend. I hear it's hot your way - same here mid 80's the last 2 days which is way too hot too soon for us.
Ok, washer just went off and I have lots to do yet. House is looking good - we rearranged the dining and living rooms - opens things up quite a bit. If only the place would stay NEAT AND TIDY for longer than 5 minutes :rolleyes:
Have a good weekend ladies. :wave:
05-19-2012, 09:59 AM
Happy Saturday Morning!!!
Well...we did get to bed early...but there was no wink..wink...we both passed out with exhausted bodies. We laughed this morning when C got up to go to work...Have I mentioned I love this man so very much....anyway.....
Today....after posting I am going shopping for a new suit/clothes, as I have an interview for a new position at Humana on Monday...haven't mentioned it much as my chances are slim and none. There are 6 other candidates with more experience, but at least the interviewing will be more practice. If I get it, I am really not sure how I will feel about it. It will involve more traveling, presentations and customer contact. That part is good, but not sure I am ready to commit to more work! Mixed emotions. What will be will be...if GOD wants me to do this it will happen.
Curtis is interviewing with another company called Flowers...he will do the same thing as he does now only he will own his own route...meaning he can make the money according to the effort he puts into it....I may not see him much..lol..as he is a very hard worker. Leaves at 5:30 every morning and is not home till around 5:30 to 7 pm every night. Again, it is in God's hands.
CHELLE....How are things with MIL....is she enjoying being there? How is DH feeling? How are you feeling? Anything new on the job prospects at the other place? I will be there for dinner. I love spaghetti and don't forget to make ghetto garlic bread (in the toaster). lol
MELLIE...so glad you opted out of the election help in June....FINALLY you are taking care YOU instead of the entire world. Good decision as I do not have days off to come up there and bop you on the noggin. It does sound like fun..bopping you on the noggin tho!
SHADLET...I am convinced that we are very much alike...every minute we have is devoted to getting things done whether at home or at work. I am very much like my grandma (momma's mom)...she was antsy and couldn't sit down for 5 minutes. Must be a good life. She lived til she was 89, and good health till the last couple of months.
ELLEN...so glad you are back with us...truly you need the extra support whether it is diet, emotional or otherwise.....focus on YOU and make it work for you. 2000 cals seems like a lot to me, but then again I sometimes short change myself....12-1500 cals is what I usually do. 2000 always made the weight come off so slow that I got discouraged. Keep that in mind when you get discouraged. Hugs and may the power of weightloss be with you sista!
CEEG...hope you got your tanks in order and filled. Man, that job seems like such a headache...and so much involved...and when there is a disaster everyone looks for someone to blame it on...couldn't it just be a matter of equipment or energy failure. Hugs.
LAURA...for a cheap, good tasting tea...try Lipton Black Pearl teabags. I am in love with the flavor....got the idea when I bought a black iced tea from Starbucks..then found the Lipton Black Pearl bags at Kroger/Meijer/Marsh and have bought nothing else for my iced tea....just a thought.
HAPPY...sorry about the weather predictions and temps...sometimes plants are stronger than we all give them credit for so hopefully they all survived. Think positive!! I must admit...I am jealous of your life right now...I would love to be living where you do and enjoying nature! Hugs sista!!
Must get my heiny in gear....it is almost 10 am and have not even showered. Want to spend this afternoon in the yard. Have a great Saturday/Sunday...weekend.
Love, Hugs, and prayers...
05-19-2012, 10:07 AM
HAPPY..You sneaker inner stinker...just be kind to your momma...you know I am still having issues with my momma being gone that I am now doing the EAP thing at work about it. Maybe it doesn't pay to be close to your momma as I was....just let her do what she wants...really it doesn't matter... Bob and Tom were talking about bedazzling the Vajayjay...it sounded so stupid...I do not even want to think about it...I mean if you already shave that area..and have rhinestones..how the heck can you shave around the stones??? hmmmmm.....not me!
Maybe upon arrival you should give the incoming travelers a couple of Advil PMs and a glass of wine. Make it easy for YOU!!! lol
Forgot to mention....my BFF in St. Louis (as posted on FB) gave me a birdhouse that I hung on my front porch... I now have what I think is a Chickadee and eggs in it. She is so beautiful......I love watching her and she has actually quit diving at me. Guess she thinks I am friend and not foe!!
05-19-2012, 01:49 PM
Annie - an interview for a new position at Humana?! How exciting!! Best of luck and success to you. BTW, I just found out that a former co-worker of mine who now lives in Green Bay, WI works at Humana in Green Bay in the Marketing Dept. If it wasn't such a commute up there (over an hour each way), I'd consider applying. I'll have to see if they have anything in Southeastern WI. DMIL is really enjoying being here. She's cleaned the weeds out of some of the flower beds and planted a lot of gorgeous flowers! So cool that you have a chickadee nesting in the birdhouse! I bought myself new interview clothes too...I hope I get to use them soon! :crossed:
05-19-2012, 03:19 PM
Good afternoon all.
Yesterday's day off was pretty good. Puttered around a bit before bf and I got out for some garage sales. We were really only looking for a patio set, but didn't find one. We bought a few things - a couple vintage bottle openers, a vintage Premium Saltines tin that we've been wanting to keep our saltines fresh (and it also reminds us of the one bf's grandmother had in her kitchen), a couple large plastic flasks for which one can (hopefully) smuggle liquor aboard a cruise (whenever that might be). I also bought a marble rolling pin, which I've been wanting (especially every time I have occasion to roll out dough and it sticks to my wooden rolling pin.
After that we headed up near the eye dr's office and had a bite at Wendy's to tide us over - a chili cheese baked potato for bf and a baked sweet potato for me. I love the iced tea at Wendy's!!
My eye doc appt was long, but productive. Bf sat in with me and we both like the new doc, and his office has the latest equipment and good staff. I spent a while picking out new eyeglasses and also have some contacts on order. Expensive outing, but necessary.
The rest of the day was lunch, renewal of the Costco membership, purchase of gas, a dog walk, some reading and a nap, a late pbj sandwich for dinner.
The only bad thing about yesterday was that as beautiful as the weather was, it played havoc with my eyes and they were watery and irritated all day. The doc gave me a sample of a new version of my rx eye drops.
Today I puttered, did two loads of laundry, one BE workout, some coupon clipping and a trip to a grocery store for some sale items. It's heated up out there so I just closed all the windows and turned on the AC.
Back later for personals!!
05-19-2012, 07:52 PM
CHELLE...really Humana is not worth the drive or leaving a position for...we are battling the O'Bama insurance regulations and it is not a positive thing for insurance companies...it plays much havoc on us... probably will put much of us out of a job before it is all over. As much as I would like to think O'B has done for us...when it all breaks down...we will all suffer. It is all too scary for me to even believe. Sounds like the MIL is a good thing..at at least cleaning out the flower beds of weeds...she will be so appreciated of the little things she does for you and DH. Hugs....
LAURA...glad you got the eyes in gear and new specs....all the rest of the weekend is just "stuff" that has to be done. Enjoy your weekend.
It is 7:52 pm, and my man is still on the job. God love him...he left this morning at 5:20 am. He has to be beat. Dinner is on hold, the pit fire is ready...all is needed is the match to be thrown on....hopefully we can relax after dinner by the fire.
Have a great night/morning all...
05-20-2012, 06:56 AM
Darn it all, the weekend has come to an end. They don't last anywhere long enough. I was going to cut loose again today in the garden but things conspired and the stars got crossed or something. First the bible bangers were at the gate all ready to quote from the gospel of Matthew. Sorry, I have read that book and whose to say your interpretation is correct and mine is wrong. We're past Matthew, this world is working its way through Revelations. There isn't much you can do about it now I am sorry. Goodbye. Then there was a persistant sales person at the gate. I was nowhere near as polite with him. And shortly after that my brother arrived for a chat. And then I started to fertilise and mulch the garden and ran out of mulch, so off down to the hardware store I go - 2 big bags of mulch, 2 pots of orange gerbera. Get back home, time for breakfast or more likely brunch, and a good cup of coffee. How nice to just sit peacefully on the patio, read a chapter of my book and listen to the birds. Finally got the garden finished and then tidied up, came inside and put a load of washing through and started to pack. Early start tomorrow.
Mel - good to speak with you yesterday. I'm sure we rearranged the political situation in both countries and funnily enough having spoken about Chelsea Clinton, she appeared on my television this morning talking to people in Florida who are helping out with those who can not afford to feed themselves and their families. I'll check out that shop I mentioned as well, and come back to you with either photos or descriptions for you to make a choice.
I'm not sure about those dead bodies we buried. Theres a big lump in the lawn now. Hope it subsides before the DS2 comes along to mow again. Actually I stuffed a couple down the stormwater drain. Next time you see them they will be swimming strongly down the Albert River.
Michelle - hope the cake worked out well. As for meatballs, I buy them ready made. I can not for the life of me make them so they stay together. They taste good but they break up.
Happy - Geez, don't you know that Mums have to have their own stuff!!!! The giant economical size should be just about right. My mum wouldn't use the baking powder I had in the cupboard to bake with. Nope we had to go shopping for another brand. She didn't like the flour or the vanilla extract I used either. Geez I really am waiting to get that crabby.
I'm not planting anything in the garden just yet. That will wait until I am at least halfway through this next couple of months. I'll just plough, fertilise and mulch until then.
Just shuddering at the thought of shaving or pulling hair out in private places. Tried shaving once and it was agony as it started to grow back. Gave up the idea quick smart. It's meant to be there. Think I will leave it there.
Annie - well good luck with the job inteview. Sometimes if you don't really worry too much about whether you get the job or not, it comes up. Maybe you are more relaxed at the interview. Also luck to Curtis. Does he actually buy the route or do they give it to him and pay him from the revenue?
Laura - glad you had a reasonable day off. We heard about the G8 summit in Camp David but haven't heard much about the NATO one. Hope you don't get too many rent-a-crowd out there.
Better go pack up these computers and get some shut eye. As I said, early start. Catch you tomorrow.
LOVELY SUNNY MORNING HERE IN JUNGLE CITY.
ALL THE ANIMALS ARE SLEEPING AND THE SILENCE IS ALMOST EERIE.
I ALMOST FEEL LIKE I WENT DEAF OVERNIGHT:rofl:
NOTHING NEW EXCEPPT ONE BROKEN ELEVATOR (AGAIN) AND THE KIDS ARE AT THE TRAILER GETTING IT SPRUCED UP FOR RICHIE'S 2 DARLING KIDDIES.:faint:
YES IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR.
THE ELEVATOR MAN ASKED ME MY NAME AND THEN SAT ON THE LOBBY BENCH AND BEGGED ME TO GET SOMEONE TO LISTEN. WE NEED NEW ELEVATORS. THEY TAKE 7-8 WEEKS TO INSTALL EACH ONE. THE BIG ONE IS TOTALLY WORN OUT AND BEFORE THE OTHER ONE IS TOO....SOMEONE NEEDS TO BUY ONE!!!!
TOLD HIM I WOULD DO MY BEST. I MADE 2 PHONE CALLS AND THE MEETINGS ARE NEXT THURSDAY....WE'LL SEE.
FOR NOW I AM OFF TO BREAKFAST. GRAPEFRUIT, EGGS AND WASA BREAD ( THAT'S A CRACKER).
HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY/MONDAY:moped:
MICHELLE.....SORRY I DIDN'T GET THERE IN TIME FOR THE SKETTIE DINNER....GOT STUCK WITH THE ELEVATOR :lol3: HOPE THE DH HAD A GREAT 2ND BIRTHDAY:hb: KEEPING GOOD THOUGHTS FOR YOU AND HOPING SOMETHING BRAND NEW AND BETTER COMES YOUR WAY:hug:
HAPPY.....YES MOM WOULD FIT RIGHT IN!! SEND HER HERE INSTEAD OF CHICAGO WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH THE VISIT. I'LL HAVE THE PADDED CELL.....I MEAN APARTMENT READY & WAITING AND FILLED WITH A YEAR'S SUPPLY OF JERGENS. THEY ALL SEEM TO USE THAT BRAND. IN FACT....SO DOES MY DD:rofl: :rofl: GUESS SHE'S LIVING IN THE RIGHT PLACE TOO!!!! HA!!!. :hug: HOPE THE VISIT GOES WELL AND EVERYONE HAS A GREAT TIME. :encore:
As for the vijayjay....I have enough problems with it since I stopped using it....let alone decorating it.....I think I need a weed whacker for it A LOT more than jewels:belly:
:welcome: HOME ANNIE!! GOOD TO SEE YOU BACK SAFE & SOUND. ALSO GOOD TO HEAR ABOUT THE INTERVIEW!! GOOD LUCK AND I AGREE....WHAT WILL BE WILL BE. WISHING CURTIS GOOD LUCK AS WELL. HOPE HE GETS SOMETHING GOOD OUT OF THIS TOO. :crossed: THATS A LONG WORK DAY!!!
LAURA.....I HAVE ONE OF THOSE TALL METAL CANS WITH A BLUE LID FOR THE SALTINES. EVERYTIME SOMEONE SEES IT THEY WANT IT :lol3: LOVED THE PURCHASES....ESPECIALLY THE FLASKS:rofl: :rofl: ALWAYS BE PREPARED!!!
WISH I WAS WITH YOU AT WENDY'S. LOVE THEIR CHILI TATERS:drool:
THE DAY HERE WAS WINDY AND TERRIBLE FOR EYES TOO. ALLERGY NUMBERS FOR THE DAY WERE VERY HIGH ACROSS THE COUNTRY ACCORDING TO THE WEATHER CHANNEL. HOPE YOUR EYES FEEL BETTER TODAY :hug:
SHAD.......THE MULCH THEY SPREAD HERE ON FRIDAY WAS FLYING THRU THE AIR ON SATURDAY!!:rofl: YOU CERTAINLY GOT A GOOD WORK OUT AFTER THE CALL THIS WEEKEND. HAD A LAUGH ABOUT YOU SEEING CHELSEA ON THE TELLY. TOO FUNNY. YES REVELATIONS HAS TAKEN OVER THE WORLD AND BEGUN IT'S COURSE I AM AFRAID. JEN SAYS TO TELL YOU SHE AGREES FULL-HEARTEDLY. SAD REALLY THAT MANKIND NEVER LEARNS. AS FOR THE BABY SHOP....I HAVE FAITH IN YOU TO PICK OUT WHICHEVER ONE YOU THINK WILL PASS MUSTER.... OF THE "NEW MUM TO BE" THAT IS!!:bb: BUT A PIC WOULD BE LOVELY.:hug: HAPPY HUNTING!! :rofl:
05-20-2012, 12:15 PM
Ellen - I agree, when you're "on your own" it should be much easier to stay OP than when sharing meals with others. I say "should" because it doesn't always work that way for me! Are you ready for starting exercise this week? I have trouble with my mornings - it's been a struggle trying to switch to an earlier train, but I almost have it into a habit.
Happy - Thinking your family should be there by now. It's so great that your mom is up for a long road trip. Hope they're getting some nice driving weather. A bedazzled hooha, now that's a new one. Pass.
Ceejay - How was your weekend? I hope you enjoyed the time w/ your bff and lunch with your uncles. Are your lungs feeling better?? I hope the doc was able to help!
Michelle - How is dh feeling these days? I hope he's ready to return to work! At least he'll have short weeks coming up. You sound busier than ever with work, home, and now career projects. Don't overdo it!! I don't know how people get along with no purse. Sometimes when I'm going out for an evening and want to carry a smaller bag, I take the bare minimum, I still have my wallet, cell phone, tissue, lip balm, pen, pillbox, keys... 50th b-day party sounds fun - good for you! I'll have to save the date when you know what it is!! Bf turns 50 in August and I confirmed he doesn't want a big party like a couple of his friends recently had (held at a room in the Moose Lodge), but now I have to figure out how he does want to celebrate.
Annie - Glad you had a educational and interesting training trip. Sounds like you had a nice welcome home, even with no *wink*wink*. Busy weekend for you as usual. Did you find a suit or other appropriate interview clothes? Might just be a good opportunity for you, but I totally get the trepidation. Bf's bro is an agent and he's also not happy with what the O'B's healthcare plan would do to his biz... Good luck to you and to Curtis with both your career pursuits.
Shad - As usual you sound busy as heck with work and with the garden. Glad the weather hasn't been too warm to discourage getting outside to labor. Me, I haven't done anything this weekend in the garden, though I'm happy to look out from the 3-season room at all the blooming peonies. The peony and daylily foliage is now filled in enough to hide the weeds - yay! Sounds lik you and Mel had a nice chat the other day. Just ready your latest post - sorry you got waylaid by people at the gate! We need to get a "no solicitors" sign for our door, shall I buy you one too, LOL?
Mel - Glad you feel better after unburdening yourself to Shad, and getting those binders done must be a great relief for you! Bf thinks all my tea testing is crazy, but it's fun to try something new, and of course I'm on the hunt for a new favorite. Oh gosh, new elevators - can't imagine what an expense and major PITA that would be, but if it's necessary, so be it.
Another warm one today. AC going to go on very soon.
The days our office is closed, the big kahuna made sure to say in the e-mail notification that it was expected that everyone would be prepared to work remotely and had instructions for remote computer access and forwarding of phones. My Friday was a scheduled vacation day, so that was already planned. Tomorrow I will be working remotely from home. No bonus time off for me, darn it!
Nothing much else to report since yesterday's update. Lunch (Italian beef sandwich), more grocery shopping (produce/deli), a dog walk, then dinner (grilled tilapia, steamed broccoli, salad).
Lazy Sunday morning so far, and I won't do much today in the way of yard work. Kind of bored, but not up for much of any chores. Might give my friend D a call - been a long time since I talked to her.
05-21-2012, 04:54 AM
I've finally made it to Pokolbin and the Belford Cabins. I have a log (fake) cabin in the bush. By fake I mean that the exterior walls look like logs and the inner walls look like the cut face of the log. However the two have never met each other before. There is framework between them. It's certainly not upmarket, but it will do for the week and next week and then I can move to another cottage in the area. The TV is a real doosey. Get it going and then don't move again until you are ready to go to bed otherwise you get a pixelated picture and no sound. Seriously stop moving around you lot, I am losing my picture. I will have to talk to the man tomorrow and see if there is anything that can be done to improve that lot. I guess I could always watch it on the computer.
Anyway, I'm bushed. Been up and about since 4.15am and it is now after 7.00pm so I am going to take a shower and go to bed early. Just want to peek in on Masterchef to see who is going home. There is a couple there that I wouldn't mind going to some other end of the earth. Why do some people get right up your nose?
GOOD SOGGY MORNING TO YA.:rain:
I COULD USE A QUIET RAINY DAY....I MIGHT EVEN DANCE IN IT!:dancer:
WROTE OUT ALL THE REPORTS AND THEN GOT LUCKY.
HAD TO CALL THE BOSS FOR THE FIRE AND REPORTED EVERYTHING ELSE TOO!! :encore:
JUST PUT THE PAPER BACK-UP THRU THE MAIL SLOT IN THE DOOR AND RAN BACK HERE.
NOW FOR A REALLLY RESTFUL DAY.:beach:
HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT DAY :moped:
LAURA....I WAS THINKING OF YOU WHEN I WATCHED CNN YESTERDAY.
I KEPT GOING BACK TO SEE HOW ALL THE COPS WERE MAKING THE PEEPS MOVE ALONG
DOWN THE STREET AWAY FROM THE CONFERENCE.
NEARLY EVERY PROTESTOR HAD THEIR CELL PHONE OUT AND FILMING IT.
LOTS OF ANTAGONIZING GOING ON THERE. SAD.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL......WHEN IS THIS MESS OVER?????
SO GLAD YOU ARE WORKING FROM HOME TODAY :hug:
I THINK THE TEA TASTING IS A GREAT HOBBY. JENNIFER IS TESTING DIFFERENT TEAS & COFFEE.
SHE IS A FRUITY TEA DRINKER & A HAZELNUT OR FRENCH VANILLA QUEEN:queen: HAVE FUN:coffee:
SHAD.....I HOPE THEY CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR TV SERVICE.
REALITY TV ON A WHOLE GETS UP MY NOSE.
MAYBE BECAUSE I HAVE TOO MUCH REALITY DOWNSTAIRS? :rofl:
HOPE THIS LOG CABIN HOLD UP....WEREN'T WE JUST SAYING HOW A NICER B&B OR MOTEL WOULD BE BETTER????:tantrum:
GUESS THEY WEREN'T PAYING ATTENTION TO OUR CALL.
WISH I COULD FIX YOUR PROBLEMS AS EASILY AS YOU DID MINE:hug:
05-21-2012, 09:48 AM
Family made it here just fine. The cabin my sister is staying at is gorgeous. We got a big thunderstorm Saturday night - my sister said the lightning over the lake was orange and pink. She is a big thunderstorm fan so she got her wish. My BIL is very much enjoying the fishing. Mom is doing great, it's nice having her around. Yesterday rained all day so we just went out to dinner. Today I am having a big bbq so I have to go get all the food prepped. Just wanted to check in. Hope you are all having a good week. I will check back in on Friday when they leave.
05-21-2012, 09:54 AM
Good Morning Ladies...must say who turned the heat on? I am sitting in my office roasticating. I should smell just great for my interview this afternoon...lol. I am down to my skirt and tank top underneath. Took my jacket off and my shoes. Whew!! The big MI hotshots should be arriving around 10:30 ish. Six other people interviewing for this position. The more I think about it the more I do not want it, it sounded like a good idea at the time of application.
So here is a funny. I went over to Dad's. I walked in, sat down, and he looks at me so seriously..Annie...are you gaining weight? I said well yeah 15 or so pounds why? He says well you look much better, more like yourself...like what? I look better fat. OMG...I about died. You know there are just some things you do not voice out loud DAD.
SHADLET...Curtis will be buying his route. It will take about 6 years to pay off...however in the meantime he will get a base salary and bennies. It really is a better deal for him considering Hostess is not making any efforts to better themselves....I hardly watch TV anymore anyway so I wouldn't miss not have a TV. I just keep it on for the noise which I can do that with the radio. Glad you arrived safely.
MELLIE...just cannot keep you nose out of the office can you. You should be having more and more MELLIE Time and less and less office time. Keep yourself healthy. We had a bit of rain last night but now it is sunny and lil warm...
LAURA...I too had a lazy Sunday...I woke up at 7:30, talked with my brother on the phone till 8, laid back down and slept till 11:30...OMG I about freaked out when I saw what time it was. Took a quick shower around 3, then C and I went to Taco Bell. Came home and did a bunch more of nothing. What a wasted day.
Hey to all you beautiful Worldlies.
Have a great Monday/Tuesday...
05-21-2012, 09:56 AM
Happy....have fun with the family visiting... Hugs just in case you need a few more!
05-21-2012, 10:28 AM
Guess I didn't log out the other day, hmmm.
We got thunderstorms yesterday and much needed rain. So nice this morning. Glad the relatives are there. Enjoy them.
Good luck on the job interview. I agree about O'B and his new insurance plan.
Wow, two new elevators! Hope the tenants don't get caught in between floors one day. I've been caught like that and it's not fun.
Sounds like you had a good week end. We all need those. I need to schedule an eye doctor's appointment.
Hello's to Michelle, Shad and Ellen
Went to visit bff Friday night and had a good visit, then on Saturday I drove over to my uncles but didn't eat lunch. We had breakfast at IHOP's.
My cousin found out when he went to get his stitches out that the biopsy came back with some cancer cells. So they are going to schedule surgery in June to remove the other half of the thyroid. His wife is to have carpal tunnel surgery Wednesday. I told them that they need to all get well.
My sister and her hubby is coming down Friday for a high school reunion. It will be a busy week end.
05-21-2012, 12:06 PM
Ceejay - Glad you had a good visit with the bff. IHOP with the uncles sounded good to me. Bff made me some tasty scrambled eggs yesterday, but they must have been too rich (eggs, milk, cheddar, butter) - didn't quite agree with my digestive system. But I'm still jonesing for a "big breakfast" as I call it - eggs, hash, pancakes. But the calorie count is too high, so that has to be very infrequent, and the last one was only about a month ago...too soon for another. It's nice your sister will be in town. So you live in the area in which you grew up, and your siblings all moved away? Sort of like me!
Annie - Good for you having a lazy Sunday! You deserve one, that's for sure, Miss Busy Bee. Well, since you don't really want this job, the interview will of course go well, or at least not be painful to get through. Congrats to Curtis buying his route...did you mention what the product is, can't recall.
Happy - Glad the family arrived safe. Hope you have a nice bbq today, including nice weather. Enjoy your week. :)
Shad - Hope you get the tv working better. Sometimes the tv is a key tool to unwinding at the end of the day. Other times, it just keeps me up later than I should be!
Mel - A fire??!! :yikes: Nothing too bad, or I'm sure you'd have elaborated. Glad you dropped the reports and beat it - just stay away from that office as much as possible. Have a wonderful relaxing day. :cloud9: I'm staying safe in the house today. I confess I've watched no news about the NATO conference, and only heard the occasional radio blurb. Blissful ignorance, LOL. Yesterday I bought a Twinings Black Tea sampler pack - English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Earl Grey and Lady Grey varieties. :coffee:
Hellos to Michelle, Ellen, Patty & Java. :)
Working at home today. Had to do a virus scan first thing because IT found something on a log. Come to think of it, I had a couple warnings pop up, but they said they caught it and did whatever they do with it, so I wasn't concerned...but I still did the full scans and the first one detected one item and then the 2nd time around came out clean. Connectivity is fine, for a change.
Sitting at the dinette in the 3 season room. Today's chilly and gray, so the windows are closed. Only 69 degrees out here, and I'm wearing a t-shirt with a hoodie sweatshirt over it, with the hood UP. Hope it warms up a week bit more, and some clearning and sun would be nice. Even if I am working.
Yesterday I had a good long phone call with my friend - who just lost her dad to liver disease. Poor thing has lost her mom, hub & dad in the span of 4 years. :( She's holding up really well considering.
Went out for a bit and bought a couple headphone cord wrapping thingies from the Container store - hope it keeps the tangles away. Resisted the urge to browse the rest of the store - I LOVE that place, but most of it you can get cheaper elsewhere...
Stopped next at the giant Meijer's and picked up the tea and a few other things not found elsewhere - who knew sourdough English muffins were such a rarity??!! Bf was happy and ate two of them this morning.
Last stop was the other dollar store - they only had 3 of the type of basket I wanted, and only in light blue, but I bought them anyway. I will use these in the funky shelving unit left by the previous owner - the baskets fit perfectly into the cubbies.
Back at home I had a long phone call with mum, and then it had cooled off quite a bit so I took doggy for his walk. Thunderstorms were in the region, but our area only got teeny sprinkles and nothing else. Have to get into a watering routine or the bare areas will never fill in. Sigh.
Watched the latest Jessie Stone movie w/ Tom Selleck last night. This one was really heavy on mood and not much on detective/crime-solving content, but it's another one where I just like looking at the New England scenery, including TS and his dog, LOL. :D
That's it for now.
05-21-2012, 05:20 PM
LAURA...you were so right the interview was terrific. I think maybe if I had a bit more experience I would have the job...of course one of the interview questions was..Name a time you took a risk and tell us how you resolved it. I did just that...risks...wow..I could go on and on. Every day life is a risk...but I specified and aced it. So at the end I said, "What, if anything, would keep me from getting this position?" They said many others had much more experience. I said, but let us not forget those we have hired in the past few positions did NOT have ANY experience...at least I have some so why not take a risk with me. We shall see....
CEEG....Glad you had a good weekend...I love IHOP...you do know that is where the one-legged waitresses work....get it I HOP....I know bad joke. So stupid it is funny. Sorry if it offended anyone. So sorry to hear of your cousin's biopsy results...the bright side...they are catching it early and better results...Hugs...
Gotta get dinner on the table....beaker food tonight...Ah La Left Over Creations......I dare anyone to complain...hahaha.
Have a marvy evening/morning!!
05-21-2012, 10:34 PM
Sorry I haven't posted. I had a busy weekend. Still working in the backyard, trying to get all my planting done. My flower beds looks great, now just working on the veggies.
Michellez - Sorry to hear John FMLA is coming to a end. I pray that every day he gets stronger and strong. I think that is a great idea of getting a coach. I think it's great you having a 50th b-day..
Annie - keeping fingers crossed for the job. I think your personality, knowledge, enthusiasm also scores on the interview. Keeping Curtis in prayers for his new job opportunity too.
Happy - I hope your enjoying your family time..
Laura - sorry to hear about your friends dad's passing. I worked the house today too. I just love it. One day a week, unless I have meeting. I sit at my dining table, open the window and see my back patio.. I too love the container store, but you are right about the prices. I like to go in and get ideas.
Ceejay - sorry to hear about your cousin. Glad they were able to get him in soon. Sounds like your going to have a busy weekend with family.
Mel - hope you had a restful day. We could use some rain here, just rain though..
Shad - I am going to have to look up Pokolbin. I hope your having a restful evening.
I hope i didn't miss anyone...
05-22-2012, 05:16 AM
Greetings from my cabin in the woods. Now what life is like out there in the daylight I really don't know as I have yet to see it in the daylight. Left here at 6.00am or there about this morning and didn't get back until after 6.pm tonight. Dark and darker.
Happy, hope you are enjoying the family and having a great time with them. Enjoy the good times.
Ceejay - never heard of IHOPS - are they another fast food chain?
Laura - it's so nice to be able to work at home. I always seem to get more done from home even if I don't seem to be at the computer for long lengths of time.
Annie - sounds like you aced that interview. Good stuff. Even if you don't get the job, it sounds like you may have left a lasting impression on the panel.
Patty - good to see you back again. Sounds like your garden is coming along nicely. Good to be working from home as well. Here's a site to look at to see what happens in Pokolbin - apart from Shad in a log cabin that is.
Mel - haven't got back to the shop yet. Will let you know as soon as I do. So don't go rushing off out of town with any strangers while I get round to spending money - yours.
And that's really about it for today. I'm off to change into jammies and think about tomorrow which may be a very interesting day since I have real mix of trainees from the completely clueless to the don't really want to know.
2 ARCHITECTS WANTED TO SEE MY APARTMENT AND TAKE MEASUREMENTS.
SEE HOW THE CHAIR GOT AROUND THE PLACE.
SADLY THEY DID NOT WANT COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS. LOL
WENT TO THE OFFICE FOR ABOUT 20 MINS TO EXPLAIN A REPORT :faint:
NOTHING ELSE IS NEW. JUST HAD A CHAT WITH JEN AND IT WAS ALL QUIET ON THE EASTERN FRONT.
HAVE A GREAT DAY. :moped:
HAPPY....I AM SO GLAD THEY ARE ENJOYING THEMSELVES.
MUST BE NICE TO SHOW OFF YOUR NEW HOME FOR REAL NOW :hug:
HAVE A GREAT TIME:encore:
ANNIE.....THE STORY OF DAD MADE ME LAUGH.
WHEN I LOST WEIGHT I HEARD "DON'T GO LOSING TOO MUCH".
GUESS THEY THINK WE DON'T NEED TO CHANGE!!!
GLAD THE INTERVIEW WENT OK AND I LIKED YOUR RISKY TALK! :rof:
CEEJAY.....SENDING YOUR FAMILY SOME GET WELL THOUGHTS :getwell: SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE CANCER CELLS AND HOPE HE DOES OK WITH THE SURGERY:hug:
IHOPS BREAKFAST SOUNDED DELISH!! YUM!!!
YOU HAD A BUSY WEEKEND!!!
LAURA.....MAYBE YOU CAN SPRAY PAINT THE BASKETS DURING THE SUMMER.
I LOVE BASKETS ON SHELVES OR CUBBIES. TOO CUTE.
I WOULD SPEND ALL MY MONEY AND THEN SOME IN THE CONTAINER STORE.
I LOVE TO BROWSE ON LINE.
BET IT'S GREAT TO SEE IN PERSON:dancer:
YOU CRACKED ME UP WATCHING THE MOVIE "SCENERY" :rofl:
PATTY.....HOPE YOU GET SOME TIME "OFF" FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR!!
HAPPY GARDENING TOO :hug:
SHAD....JEN CALLED ME YESTERDAY TO TELL ME SHE HEARD ABOUT THE MINES.
SHE THOUGHT THERE WAS TROUBLE THERE. NOT SURE WHAT SHE HEARD:?:
HOPE THIS WEEK GOES OK AND THEY LEARN SOMETHING WHETHER THEY WANT TO OR NOT:tantrum:
I AM SURE YOU CAN BEAT IT INTO THEIR HEADS SOME WAY :rollpin:
WISH YOU COULD SEE THE LAND IN THE DAYLIGHT!! GOD WHAT HOURS!! MUCH TOO LONG:hug:
05-22-2012, 08:32 AM
Good morning everyone! Sorry I have been MIA over the weekend, I put in 30 hrs in 4 days so it can be tough to fit in computer time. I was reading but just didn’t get a chance to post. And now I have a 3yr old in my way so I will have to post personals later because I can barely reach the keyboard.
As I stated I spent my weekend at work, was really pretty slow until yesterday. We had less than 40 phone calls all day Sunday. My co-worker and I only scheduled 8 appts between us when we typically can set 20. My eating was ok, but needs to get better, yesterday was outright bad. But I will pick myself up, dust myself off and keep moving. The plan is to take a walk a little later into the day.
Have a great day everyone. I will try to comeback and post personals, depends on how clingy DD3 continues to be!
05-22-2012, 09:41 AM
Yes, IHOPs is a resturant chain that specializes in breakfast. Have you got to see the land in the day light yet?
I understand about the work on week ends.
I have a good feeling about your interview. Keeping my fingers crossed that you have it.
Are you going to get a make over for the apartment? Glad it is quiet where you live.
Sounds like you had a productive day. You gave me an idea concerning your baskets. I could use a couple to go under my coffee table.
Your garden sounds great. Wish I could work from home.
Yesterday was a rough day. I reported a leak in the system to the boss yesterday around noon. It was 2.45 p.m. when they finally found it.
They checked all the dead ends, out in the country, but low and behold the main that was broken was in a storm drain. They isolated it and the elevated tank started to refill. I was in panic mode all afternoon. The tank got very low in feet but they didn't have to go on boil order. I kept the pressure up as I had to keep 3 pumps going. Curious now as to how many gallons of water we did pump yesterday.
I was so stressed last night after work that I stopped and ordered a pizza. After I ate it I felt stuffed and bloated. Today I'm eating an whole food diet to help counter act last night's indulgence.
05-22-2012, 10:18 AM
Annie - Congrats on a good interview. You never know, they may want to take a chance on you. Were the other candidates also Humana employees like you? How was the beaker food, lol? Did you come up with a fantastic new combo? I have some leftover rotisserie chicken that will eventually become shredded chicken tacos. We like that so much, we haven't thought to make anything else with it.
Patty - I think everyone is making good progress on their yards and gardens - except me. :dunno: Just not up for it at the moment, though I did look at a spot by the patio and decided to remove the hosta and plant some colorful annuals there. Actually, it was over 90 degrees both days this past weekend and since I didn't plan to get out early in the morning, it was too hot. Too windy too - would have played havoc w/ my allergies. Excuses, excuses... I'm sure I could come to enjoy working at home, but yesterday I did not. More a matter of the particular project I'm working on right now rather than the actual work location...
Shad - Sorry you're working long hours and can't enjoy your time in the Hunter Valley or your cabin in the woods. :( Hope the training session went well! Oh, I'll answer for Ceejay - IHOP is a chain restaurant here - International House Of Pancakes. Serves everything but fancy pancakes are their specialty. Haven't been there in ages and ages.
Mel - I could spray paint the baskets, but back in the day my mother used to spray paint everything and I think I developed a mental block for spray paint, LOL. Yes, Container Store is so fun to browse. Like Patty said - good place to get ideas. I don't get their catalogs anymore...never buy much of anything. Wonder if my $10 purchase will get me back on the list. :D
Ellen - I don't know how you do it all - job, young children. Makes me tired just reading about it. :faint: Bad days happen, I overdid the snacks yesterday. But today's another day. We're not going to give up, right??!! Every meal and snack is an opportunity to make a good choice. :yes:
Hellos to Michelle & Happy! Hey Java, where are you?? Don't be a stranger now. :nono:
Nothing much to report. The day finally cleared yesterday, but it was too late to warm up the 3-season room, and it was windy again so I didn't want to open the windows anyway.
I went out only once, just to drop off my eye drop rx's. Bf went to help a friend do some home repairs, so I felt at loose ends for some reason. I watched a bit of tv and did some reading. It then occured to me that I should exercise. I didn't do a BE workout, but I did do some exercises while I watched tv - biceps, triceps, back, quads, glutes, pecs & core. I'm able to do modified/girl pushups more easily now, just have to keep at it. Oh, by the way, for some reason we had put the basket with my dumbbells and resistance bands in the hall closet, so I had to take it out of there. This morning I look in the hall closet and what do I see on the floor???? The missing cheese stick!! :lol3::lol3: Mystery solved!
Tonight bf and I and bf's mom are going to the movie theater near her place. We'll finally see The Avenger! I'm leaving work a wee bit early and taking the train directly to the stop closest to her place (different train line).
Nice and sunny today and it's supposed to be a bit warmer. :sunny: My train ride was normal (I heard it was empty yesterday. Although there were still protesters hanging around downtown when I watched part of the 9 pm news last night, it seems back to business today.
That's about it for me. Back to the grind.
05-22-2012, 10:23 AM
Good Morning Ladies...
Almost missed a dental appt for cleaning today. Remember as I was getting ready for work then realized if I remember last night I could of slept in for another hour or so....dang it. Oh well.
Last night was uneventful...fixed dinner, did dishes, water veggies and flowers, went to bed. C went fishing while I was watering things, he didn't catch anything and said it was too cold. Funny two months ago when it was 55 it was ok, now that we have had warmer weather 70 is cold. lol
CHELLE...still hangin in there? How is DMIL doing? How is DH feeling? Hope you are taking care of you and your back...any news on the other job site.
SHADDIE....up and gone by dark, home again in the dark...that is the way winter is here. I am always in the dark. lol
PATTY...where abouts are you in Texas?
MELLIE...I don't understand why they wouldn't want your input on the wheelchair. I am pretty sure you know where you need to go and what the hurdles are to get there. Sheesh.
CEEG....See you get stressed and eat pizza....I get stressed and drink wine. Neither are good for us, but I sure do like it. lol
ELLEN...I am surprised you have time to even have a minute in the bathroom much less time on the computer. Try to enjoy your time with kidlets.
Hey to Laura and Happy.....
Gotta get busy..got a quote I need to submit.
Have a marvy Tuesday/Wednesday...
05-22-2012, 10:27 AM
LAURA...too funny about the cheese stick. I bought a packet of pumpkin seeds and could not find them for about a week. Long enough that I had to buy more. THen low and behold I found them in the laundry room behind the wastebasket when I emptied it for trash day tomorrow. Don't ask me how they got there. I am not too excited to see Avengers even tho it is getting great ratings. C would like to see it tho....may wait and rent it so I can do other things around the house if I decide I don't want to watch it.
Have a groovy day, you sneaker inner. Hugs
05-22-2012, 11:35 AM
Ceejay - What a stressful day at work! Sounds like you're in a better place today. Hope today is calmer!! :cloud9:
Annie - Sometimes things end up in odd places accidentally, and other times when I realize I was totally not focused on the task at hand, I worry I did something dumb. I sometimes worry I'll empty a plate into the garbage can and accidentally toss a fork or knife too. One time I put the milk away in the cereal cabinet!!
05-22-2012, 03:27 PM
LAURA.....I found my car keys in the freezer once. I never did figure that one out.
05-22-2012, 03:27 PM
Yes, I'm in a much better place today. Hopefully no pizza tonight. At least you found the cheese sticks. lol
How did the dentist appt go? Have you heard from the interview?
Did ride the bike last night also for 15 minutes. Guess I felt guilty on eating that pizza.
05-22-2012, 04:20 PM
OK let me try this again. I have an hour before DS is home from school and DD3 is drinking her milk and watching Martha Speaks on PBS.
Laura~I heard the traffic report yesterday and it was pretty funny. I know we were making special accomodations and trying to limit how much time our plumbers were in the city yesterday. Too funny about the cheese stick. I have opened the fridge nd put the cereal in, and DH once opened the fridge and put the Milk on top then closed the door.
Ceejay~ Wow, what a rough day. Hope today you have started a fresh and just moved pass the pizza from yesterday.
Mel~ 2 new elevators, thatís a lot of work, I hope management see the need before some poor soul gets stuck in it!! Too, bad on the architects, if they would have listened to yu, I bet they could have gotten some great insights!
Shad~Did they fix the TV in your room yet?? As Annie said that is our life in the winter months get up leave in the dark in the morning and go home and itís dark. Hope the training goes well.
Patty~I donít know you too well yet, But :wave: nice to meet you!!
Happy~Enjoy the family visit!! :celebrate:
Annie~Congrats on the interview!! Glad you aced it!! It is the most amazing feeling knowing that you did well, even if you donít get the position. And, yes, 2000 calories is still a bit much, but I am easing my way down. I know I can cut right away, but I will totally feel so hungry. I want to be able to stick to it this time, so If I have to have a higher calorie count, and if takes me forever then so be it. I am going to slowly work my calories down between 1200-1800 a day. Also trying to work some exercise in this week, just not sure when.
Michelle~how are you and DH doing? Did the resume writing go well this weekend?
Ok, well, I cannot read a clock, because DS just walked in the door. Taking the girls over to visit their Aunt this afternoon. I Have the replacement Filters for their reverse osmosis system. So we are going to visit while I replace them for her and my brother.
05-22-2012, 08:09 PM
Annie - I live in Rowlett, TX, I am 20 miles east of DALLAS. I saw your post about traveling... I sure hope you didn't travel down here and I missed ya.
Ellen - nice to meet you too. I have know these girls for years but i don't post as often as I should. Sounds like your a busy mom.
Laura - i want to see that movie too. So you commute on a train too. I ride the train here, it's a Rapid Transit System, seats are not comfortable, during rush hour it's crowded and can never find a seat.
Ceejay - Sorry to hear you had a stressful day. I too am an emotional eater. I'm working on it though. Trying to tell myself, eating won't take care of the matter at hand. I hope your having a better day today.
Mel - hope your having a good day. Too bad the architect's didn't want to hear your opinion. You think they would. Always room for improvement.
Shad - I was limited on what I could see from work, kept getting a internet violation. Looks very pretty. I don't know if i had mentioned, one of my sister-in law's best friends children were visiting from Austrilia. One of the boys came to my house for Mother's Day BBQ. I just loved listening to him talk. He's is vacationing for 1 year, seeing the US and Europe. Oh, to be young..
Michellez & Happy - Hope all is well with you.
As for me, I am really trying to watch what I eat and I'm trying to workout daily. It's hard, when I get stressed I want to eat. About 2 weeks ago, I broke up with this guy I was dating, I was determined NOT to gain weight. so far so good. It's very frustrating out in the dating world.
05-23-2012, 05:54 AM
Quickie Post.........not Feeling So Good In The Tummy Department.
Woke Me Up At 4:30. Maybe O'll Be Back Later.
05-23-2012, 08:45 AM
Quickie post for me too! I couldn't sleep last night, did not even fall asleep until after 2:30am and then I moved to the couch and slept in the recliner until 6:11am when DD3 got up and climbed on me.
my mom is watching DD3 so I can go into a meeting at work, then I am going to stick around until my brother comes home and cut his hair. throwing a roast in the slow cooker to be done when I get back. Have a great day ladies!!
05-23-2012, 08:52 AM
Feel better soon.
There's a saying that goes we can't live with man but can't do with out them. I'm determined to do with out one. It can play havoc on the emotions when you break up. Good for you in not eating emotionally.
They let me go vote yesterday in the primary for Arkansas. There wasn't a whole of to vote on And yesterday I got to go to class. I had to miss Monday because of the leak. We should be finished tonight. We'll be going over the test answers.
Can't wait till Friday. My sister and bil are coming down for their high school reunion. Think I'lm going to suggest we stay with my aunt and uncle. She volunteered Sunday. It would be easier on them not having to drive back and forth.
05-23-2012, 08:55 AM
You snuck in on me. Your day's are busy also. Roast in the crock pot sounds good.
05-23-2012, 09:09 AM
Good Morning Chicklets.....
Uneventful night again....starting putting things back on the walls. Painting has been done for over a week so thought I had best get at it.
This morning's ride to work was crazy. Had to stop twice to go potty. Then the traffic was awful. Found out that they are closing the bridge next Monday where I exit to come to work. Will have to find an alternate route. I will be able to get on the HW when I go home as the entrance ramp is before the bridge. Rather get home faster than get to work faster..lol Alternate routes will most likely add about 10 mins to my morning travel time. Blah..envious of Laura's train system. No busses this way either.
ELLEN....your sleeping habits sound like mine. I fall asleep pretty good, just cannot stay asleep. blah Usually end up on the couch watching I Love Lucy or some silly stuff. I love roast in the slow cooker...what time is dinner?
MELLIE...hope the tummy gets better. For a few days there I was living on Pepto Bismal. The older we get the more issues we have. Sheesh.
CEEG.......dentist was just a cleaning and all teeth are good to go. Probably won't here from the interview for a while...Humana is slow. Good for you on riding the bike....
PATTY...I feel for you on the dating stuff...just don't settle and wait for the perfect person for you.
Hope everyone is in a happy place today, feeling awesome, and good news comes your way. Hugs to all the sistas.
05-23-2012, 10:41 AM
Annie - Haha, car keys in the freezer. So I'm not the only one not paying attention sometimes! Boo for the bridge work and the awful traffic. I'm pretty happy to not have to drive to my job, even though the time can be long. Well, at least I have about half the time to myself to relax during the commute. I too fall asleep easily, but if I wake up I sometimes have trouble getting back to sleep. Lately I seem to wake 30 - 60 min before the alarm. :yikes:
Ceejay - Did you avoid the pizza last night? Bf and I ended up having it! Just sounded good. He suggested his favorite place in the next suburb over and wouldn't you know it, it was 2 for 1 night. We ordered two small pizzas and for half of one I chose mushroom and fresh tomato - yum. Tried to not eat too much and felt I was successful, but I also ate a few small pieces of the pepperoni and the sausage bf ordered. We brought home a LOT of pizza. :jeno:
Ellen - Alright another couple people doing silly things when distracted! I'm definitely not alone. :D Mmm, roast. Sounds good. Having eaten pretty much anything I want for so many years, anything under 1600 calories/day sounds impossible. How do people do it??? I'm just too self-indulgent. How helpful are you - switching out water filters and cutting hair. :)
Patty - I had no idea there was anything like rapid transit in the Dallas area, and I have some family there! My train commute is pretty comfortable. It's a rare occasion when I don't get a seat, so I'm content. Sorry to hear about the breakup, but good for you not turning to food to get over it!!
Mel - Feel better soon!! :hug:
Hellos to Shad, Happy & Michelle! :wave:
Bf's mom was under the weather, so we skipped the movie. As I told Ceejay, bf & I ended up going out for pizza. After that was the library. Bf dropped me off at home and he went to pick up my eye drop rx's. I fed doggy and watched the finale of DWTS. Such a close competition, I could have seen any of the three pairs winning it. I think the next season is going to be dwts all stars/favorites. Interested to see who will compete.
Woke up around 4:30 am with a sore throat. Dang, I sure don't need to get a cold! I took a zinc lozenge and will continue. I'll keep drinking tea and water for the soreness because I really don't want to take drops for that.
Nothing much else to report. The boss will be out on vacay starting Friday, but til then she's in crunch mode, which means all of us are, hahaha.
05-23-2012, 10:48 AM
Happy Hump Day ladies -
I am taking Friday off (my company gives us Friday afternoon, and I'm taking the morning off). I have a face-to-face interview with a recruiting agency. Hopefully, I'll make a great impression and they'll have lots of positions that I'm well qualified for.
I learned that the company I applied for that is 5 minutes away (where my co-worker is married to the hiring manager) is looking for someone with more Team Lead/Supervisory experience than I have. Well, they have my resume and a great recommendation from my co-worker...so if something else comes up that doesn't require Team Lead experience, I'll have a good chance. I met with my career coach yesterday, and we reviewed my resume and discussed interviewing.
I've got to do something for my stress levels though. I am really being beyond snarky to DH and DMIL. They understand I'm under a lot of stress at work...but it's no excuse for being a total beotch.
DH is getting better, though he overdid it yesterday and was exhausted by the time I got home. I suggested he rest today.
This weekend I'll be finishing the weed whacking that I started last weekend, and hopefully I'll get some time to just relax outside in the nice weather. I also have housework to do (always). And of course, website work that I didn't get to last weekend, and job search stuff.
Shad - Pokolbin seems very nice and quaint. With all the wineries, it reminds me of Napa Valley in CA. Bummer about the TV in the cabin. I don't watch many reality shows. Though I have watched Dancing with the Stars this season since Green Bay Packer Donald Driver was on it - and he won!! He was very, very good...and he's truly a genuine and kind person. I met him once before a Packer game. Very nice man - and a pretty decent bod too! :drool:
Mel - How ridiculous that the architects measured your apartment, but didn't ask for your comments or suggestions!! Maybe it's just my IT background...but you ALWAYS get input from the users. Sorry that you woke up with tummy issues. I hope you feel better soon.
Happy - I'm glad to hear the family got there ok and that you're enjoying your visit with them!
Annie - I'm sure your Dad did not mean you were fat. It's just that some people, not saying you sista, don't look good when they're too skinny. Like some of those actresses (one of the Olsen twins for example) got way too skinny and looked like heck. Good for C for buying his route. Good for you for having a lazy Sunday. Sounds wonderful! Congrats on aceing the interview! I love how you mentioned a specific risk that you aced. And then asked the question..."what if anything would keep me from getting this position?" That question might take more guts to ask than I have...but it's a great question! Well done. And I love how you responded that they should take a risk with you! You're an inspiration to me, sis!
Laura - Sounds like you had a very nice long weekend, even if you did have to work remotely on Monday. I love "big breakfasts", and only enjoy them once every 2 or 3 months - more often when DMIL is visiting. My sympathies go out to your friend. It's so tough losing a parent...and I can't even imagine how difficult it would be to lose a spouse. The worst year I had was from Fall 2003 to Fall 2004 when I lost my dad, then my mom 3 months later, then my dear friend 8 months after that. That was a sucky year to say the least. The "scenery" of the Tom Selleck movie sounds wonderful!! Speaking of New England scenery though...I've gotten to watching Wicked Tuna (similar to Deadliest Catch, I guess). It's about tuna fishermen out of Gloucester, MA...and I lived there as a child. So I love to see the scenes around town. :) Too funny about finding the missing cheese stick in the hall closet! :rofl: I've put the milk away in the cereal cabinet too. I'm not sure if we'll be seeing The Avengers. I do want to see Dark Shadows though. As for DWTS, I also felt like any of the three pairs could've won it. They were all really good. I hope the sore throat goes away quickly and doesn't turn into a cold.
Ceejay - So sorry to hear about your cousin and his wife. I hope they heal quickly. My DH's boss had to have carpal tunnel surgery in both wrists...one at a time though as she has a young son to care for. I'm glad they eventually found and fixed the leak without having to go on a boil order. We voted in our primary last earlier this month (or was it last month). A week from Tuesday, there's a vote in Wisconsin to recall our current governor. Have a wonderful weekend with your sister and bil.
Patty - I've been thinking a lot about you lately. I hope you're doing well. Sorry to hear the relationship with the guy didn't work out, but I'm so proud of you for not gaining! :cp: :cp: I was lucky that DH and DMIL planted all the flowers...and all I had to do were the veggies, which went in last weekend. Like you, I enjoy listening to the Aussie and NZ accents. My former boss in CA was from Christchurch, NZ...what a great accent. :)
Ellen - I agree with Laura. I don't know how you do it all. Bravo to you, my friend, for juggling work and all the kiddies. Good for you on the eating and walking. I think the resume writing went well this past weekend and my resume is good. I'm waiting for additional input from my career coach before I sent it out to too many places though. Bummer that you couldn't sleep last night. I hope you make it through the day ok. I love slow cooker dinners...slow cookers make life so much easier. :)
Okay, back to work for me.
Much love and many hugs,
05-24-2012, 08:01 AM
Good morning, ladies!
I guess I'm the first one in today. I was woken up by job stress/anxiety at 3 am...and couldn't keep my mind from racing. So I decided to get up and I sent off 3 resumes/cover letters, which helped ease my anxiety. I then gave the dogs their meds and went back to sleep for an hour or so.
I'm hoping the day goes by quickly since it's my Friday! Then I've got a nice 4 day weekend to look forward to! :yay:
Last night, I hemmed a new pair of slacks for my meeting with a recruiting agency tomorrow, and tonight I'll complete their online documentation.
Here's to a great day and a wonderful weekend ahead!
TODAY BEGINS THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND FOR ME.
RIGHT AFTER THE MEETINGS THAT IS.
2 PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY TAKEN OFF!!!:faint:
I KNOW YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHEN I SAY I NEED A BREAK.
MY HEAD IS FULL TO OVERFLOWING RIGHT NOW.
SO I AM GOING ON A 5 DAY MENTAL "VACATION".:beach:
I'LL BE BACK ON TUESDAY.
SORRY I HAVEN'T READ ANY POSTS.
I'LL CATCH UP NEXT WEEK.:hug:
HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY HOLIDAY WEEKEND.:moped:
05-24-2012, 09:42 AM
If anyone deserves a five day mental vacation it's you. :hug:
Good luck today with the meeting of the recruiting agency. Something will be there for you. Sorry you are dealing with all this stress.
Today begins my 4 day week end. Woke up at 5.30 p.m. I did want to get outside later but the farmers are spraying chemical from the air. More than likely the chemical that set off my last big allergy attack. We have numerous rice fields very close to the city limits.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow afternoon. My sis and her hubs will be here. Have a jillion and one things to do today.
05-24-2012, 10:20 AM
Good Morning All Y'all...
Just to let you know...my computer at home took a major dump last night, so along with MELLIE take a 5 day mental break, I will be taking an unwanted 5 day computer break. Looking into a new puter but will probably not get it for a couple of weeks. All that said, I will only be posting from work. Today is my Friday also. I get lil man tonight thru Saturday morning. Sis and Chris are going to the 500 track for carb day on Friday. Neither will be in any condition to take care of the babe once they get home Friday evening.
HAPPY...hope your family visit has been a success this week.
CEEG....have fun with your family this weekend.
SHADDIE...come out, come out, whereever you are...lol
MELLIE....hope you get your mentals back in order.
CHELLE...good luck on the resumes out/recruiting fiirm/job search...you will be great~!
PATTY...hope all is well in your corner.
ELLEN...have a great weekend, be sure to find some YOU time.
LAURA...have a great weekend and relax some.
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!! Remember our soldiers in your prayers...
Love, Hugs and Prayers....
05-24-2012, 10:32 AM
Michelle - For job hunting today, I've always heard it's very much who you know, so getting an "in" with a company is great, and I hope it pans out. Good luck with your recruiting agency interview tomorrow! Good you made your bout of insomnia productive! Have a wonderful rest of your Friday off, and enjoy your long weekend.
Mel - I agree w/ Ceejay - if anyone deserves a break, it's you. Hope the meetings today go well - will elevator replacement be on the agenda?? Stay safe an enjoy your long weekend. :)
Ceejay - Hate to stay inside during the good weather, but it sounds like the best thing to do to ward off the allergies. It's going to be very windy today, so I'll probably limit my outdoor time too. Enjoy your long weekend.
Hellos to the rest of the gang! Anybody else have a long weekend - probably everyone but me. I have an off-site seminar on Tuesday, so that'll be a change of pace, but not like having an extra day off...
Not much to report. I'll probably be entering full-blown self-pity mode sometime today. I woke up around 4:30 for a bathroom visit and the sore throat was still there. I did get manage to get back to sleep, which was nice. I'm having some congestion now, but I'm not yet in that sloppy runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing stage. I'm prepared - have the cold meds with me. And throat lozenges too. I have the zinc drops with me, but I think I'm done with them. How bad is it when you'd almost rather have the cold than suck on another one of those vile-tasting things??
Didn't exercise or do much of anything after work. Nothing planned for tonight. Bf and I were going to pick up a patio set tonight that we found on craigslist, but changed our mind about it - a lot of paint had chipped away and we decided we didn't want to try and do touchups on it. Good deal too...oh well, we'll keep looking.
Last day in the office for the boss. Tomorrow our office closes at 3:00 and there's a special 3:10 express train right to my stop. You know I'll be on it. :D
Weekend plans...nothing exciting. Bf wanted to have my friend and her sis over for a cookout, but they're traveling back to her deceased dad's hometown to spread ashes and take care of a few things. She invited us to go with, but neither of us are up for a long car trip. I'll probably buy some veggie plants and flowers. If I'm feeling up to it I'll till the veg patch and plant that. I also want to remove a few hosta from a spot near the patio and replace them with flowers. And there are 3-4 flower pots I want to plant.
Our hydrangeas are again bloomless. So what happened last year to make them bloom so wonderfully? That was the year we had the blizzard, and I'm thinking perhaps all that snow acted as insulation against the cold, and protected the buds. Or maybe it was all the moisture from all the melting snow... Might take this up with someone at the botanic garden or the university ag program extension service because if I only get blooms in extraordinary circumstances, I'll do away with them. The more I think about it, I'd rather have a fountain and flower plantings in that spot instead.
Okay, enough rambling. Work awaits.
05-24-2012, 11:06 AM
Annie - Bummer about your computer!! They sure are a major PITA. Enjoy your time with the lil' guy. :bb:
05-24-2012, 09:39 PM
Yesterday I came home and had no internet. My router had gone out. My evening was soo long with it. What did we do before internet? Oh, ya I remember, go out side... Anyway it's back today. So ready for weekend. I'm taking a extra 2 days, so I'll have 5 days off.. whoo, hoo.. I'm hoping to clean out my spare room..
Michellez - wishing you luck on this interview. The one thing I learned when I was on a interview team was to be positive. If they ask you something you don't know. Tell them your a fast learner...
Oops.. someone at door.. neighbor.. BRB..
05-25-2012, 08:31 AM
Good Morning everyone!!
Just a quick post, I keep trying to type and my 3 yr old keeps climbing on my lap to “play the typing game” It is pretty funny because if you watch her she is using both hands and looking at the screen…I think she types better than I do.
Nothing big is planned for this weekend. I have to work today, Saturday and Sunday, But I am off for the holiday. Whoo hoo!!! Doing better with the calories, just not motivated for exercise. The kids are out of school at the end of next week, so I am not motivated to get a new schedule to change it in a week.
Hope Everyone has a great Holiday!!
05-25-2012, 10:30 AM
Morning all. TGIF!!!
Patty - Glad you got your internet back. I don't spend tons of time on it in the evenings/weekends, but it's sure inconvenient when you don't have it. Enjoy your 5-day weekend!!! :carrot:
Ellen - Your 3 yo sounds so cute! I don't know about regular computer keyboards, but I sure know that everyone 20's and under is better at texting and other cell phone typing than me, LOL. Wow, end of the school year sure came fast! It must be a major adjustment for you to have the whole brood around the house for the summer. Do they have the same level of organized activities in the summer as during the school year?
Shad - You must be awfully busy this week since you've been scarce! Have you gone home for the weekend?? Hope you're having a good one.
Happy - Just saw a few of your blurbs on fb from this week - sounds like a good time is being had. :)
Michelle - :goodluck: :crossed: Hope the interview goes well today. I'm sure your skills and attitude will reflect favorably on you!
Ceejay - Enjoy the time with your sis & BIL this weekend. :)
Hellos to the rest of the you! Hope everyone is getting a good start to their weekends - many of you with LOOOONG ones to enjoy. Stay safe and remember our soldiers on Memorial Day.
Did a BE workout last night and that was about it. I had borrowed a fitness ball exercise dvd from the library but wasn't in the mood to try it out. Bf had the AC on since it had gotten warm yesterday, but he shut it off in anticipation of a cool front coming through in the evening. Well, later evening came and it was still quite warm so he turned the AC back on. That cold front must have come through later - today is cooler and it feels great.
The saga with my old Schwinn continues. Seems they liked to have proprietary/non-standard parts on their bikes and so the tune up of the gear shifter, including new cables, wasn't so straightforward. Fifty more $$ for the special gear/cable part from a specialty bike shop... now I wish I'd foreseen bf's tendency to do nothing halfway and pushed harder to just ditch the old Schwinn & buy a $100 brand new Walmart bike! I should think with those bikes, while not the highest quality, parts would be standard (i.e., easy to find!) and inexpensive. I was walking home from the train the other evening and a neighbor doing the same joined me and asked if I'm not riding the bike anymore, LOL.
One positive thing that may come out of this is that the guy at the bike shop gave bf the card of a man who restores old Schwinns and might take the two other decrepit Schwinns we own off our hands. One of the bikes, the older Schwinn Breeze, had odd-sized wheels, and so the tires bf bought for it are at least worth something, and apparently the original seats are also of some value.
Nothing much else to report. This cold is a PITA, but I'm slogging through. Slept well without any Nyquil last night.
A lot I can do this weekend as far as shopping and gardening chores. It's going to be hot, so I'll have to plan & time it accordingly.
Okay, just rambling away but there's work to be done here. At least we get out a little bit early today - office closing at 3 pm.
See ya 'round.
05-25-2012, 08:43 PM
Been a bit flat tack round my way and 12 or 14 hour days are not unusual. But I am on a plane this morning to go home for the weekend. Back here again on Monday night. Not long but better than not at all. I have my greatnieces 3rd birthday party today and I might just get in for the end of it. DS2 and new girlfriend are going as family representation and should be as of now scouring the shops for a birthday present for the wee lass.
I had a great compliment yesterday. One of my old trainees came up to me during a break and asked me how old I was. I told him I just turned 63 and he tells me that I doing extremely well and don't look anywhere near my age. I like that bloke. McDuck is his name. Well it isn't but that is what he gets called.
I was complaining to a work colleague that one of the things I was hoping to see this year was some Autumn colour. Unfortunately they went just straight from summer to winter. However this morning I came down the valley on a different road and low and behold there are some trees at Cessnock and Kurri Kurri which are putting on a great display. Not many of them but great colours. So hopefully I will get some photos over the next few weeks to set your souls on fire.
You'll have to excuse no personals at this time. I'm getting paged for my flight. I'd better go and get on it before they go with out me.
05-26-2012, 08:01 AM
Sick 12 yr old, sick 3yr old and work later. Happy Saturday!!
05-26-2012, 03:28 PM
Happy Saturday/Sunday to all. Coughing my head off, but okay otherwise. We're running errands right now - returned DVD & milk bottles (switching to grocery brand milk vs. Dairy), buying light bulbs, stopping at the butcher for some steaks & other meats...hopefully lunch comes soon.
05-27-2012, 05:11 AM
That's it again, another weekend bites the dust and I am back on a plane tomorrow back to the Hunter. Given that it was really cold here this morning, I'd better pack some more winter woollies that previously, especially since I am there for the weekend as well.
Only the sick and those with sick kids got in here yesterday???
Laura - hope that cold is better today and continues to improve.
Ellen - hope those kids come right soon. Aren't they on school holidays now?
Not a lot to report here. I worked in the garden for a while this morning. The rose garden is looking good. Years ago I put plastic weed mat in under a load of good soil. That plastic is a PIA so I am trying to remove it bit by bit. I got a fair amount out today. Hope I haven't killed one of the roses in the meantime. Found a big root and pulled. It broke off. Now I think it might have belonged to the rose. Aaaa h well.
Okay, better off and pack. Hope you all enjoy your long weekend. I will be back tomorrow night.
05-27-2012, 08:12 AM
My company is still asleep. We had an enjoyable day yesterday but it was tiresome.
05-27-2012, 10:49 AM
Had a great time with the family. Everyone got home safe and sound although my Mom decided to eat too big of a meal too quickly on the way home which really upset her stomach and made for several unscheduled pit stops. The women in my family are not good travelers - we pretty much go dehydrated and half starved for the duration which is why we mostly don't like long car trips :lol: My BIL got his fill of fishing - as they were leaving he thanked us for moving here :lol: My sister did well with her allergies (thank goodness) and my nephew who did NOT want to come because he would have rather sat at home in front of the computer playing World of Warcraft for 8 days straight actually enjoyed himself too. My Mom loved the house and getting pampered here (she stayed with us) and it was good having her. The time did fly by as we expected it would. We went to see the movie Dark Shadows Wednesday night and had the entire show to ourselves - like a private screening. My sister who hates crowds was in heaven! She was happy to leave when they did because this weekend the summer people are flooding into town. It's crowded, they are everywhere and it's like living in the big city again - our quiet peacefulness is gone. Wouldn't be so bad if everyone just was a bit more polite to one another. Friday we went to a special thing they had at the museum for the opening of a new exhibit. It was a wine and cheese thing - generally I don't like those - I am not good with mingling with strangers but we had a nice time. I found after my company left that I was just wiped out - I guess you're in high gear cooking and prepping and doing stuff - not that we did that much in the way of activities - but once the house was quiet I just needed to decompress. So did DH. Yesterday he mowed the lawn and I got the vegetable garden planted before the rains came. We've been getting alot lately and yesterday was just one storm after the other - lots of water and lightening. Today it's supposed to be rather warm for this area - I want to finish planting my herbs in boxes and plant the rest of the flowers I bought into pots and all my planting will be done.
Ceejay - glad you enjoyed the family visit, are they staying the entire weekend? I didn't realize how much rice is produced up your way. Geez between the spraying for the rice and the cotton, you sure get your dose of chemicals :yikes:
Shad - we were going to plant using the plastic mat too but as you discovered after a year or two when it works it's way out of the dirt, it's a major pain to deal with - I'd rather use paper or leaf/grass mulch - something that can be reworked into the ground again. I hope you didn't hurt the rose bush. As for your age, although I haven't seen you in several years, you do look great and I'd never guess your true age. No cracks in the frame and you have the perkiness of someone much younger - must be from all that whip cracking around the students :rofl:
Michelle- I hope things went well with your interview. Keep up the positive attitude although I know how hard it is not to get frustrated. Bummer that you didn't have the team lead experience they wanted at the company down the road. Seems like whatever one has, they want other stuff. :dizzy: We are all pulling for you, something will come through I know it. :hug:
Mel - hope you are taking things easy, resting and getting your head cleared of worries and hustle bustle :hug: Come back soon - we miss you.
Annie - sorry your computer crapped out. Just what you need (NOT) another bill. Don't pay any mind to Dad's comment about the weight. I think Dad's like their girls with a little meat on their bones. My DH got ticked off once when I was frightfully skinny after losing a bunch of weight and my Dad (like alot of others) said it was time to stop losing, I was too thin. DH thought he meant I should be roly poly fat but that was not the case. Be the weight you are happy at as long as it's not the bony starved look of the Olsen twins. Hope you have a nice weekend baby sitting with both of your favorite boys.
Laura - sounds like BF is to bikes what some people are to classic cars. Guess you should have figured there's no such thing as a small fix to the bike. It's good you can get some money out of the old Schwinn's you have in the garage. I guess the city made it through the NATO meeting without another '68 riot?
Ellen - hope you don't spend the entire weekend with sick kids. Although summer for Moms with young kids means a totally different thing - lots of kids underfoot to keep busy and out of trouble :lol:
Patty - what did we do before the Internet? Great question. Spend too much time on it :rofl: Sorry your router went out, hope it's a quick fix.
Tomorrow is Memorial Day - a day to honor those who have served our country and us in kind. Also the unofficial kick off to summer for those of us stateside. Have a nice long weekend all.
Someone just went tearing down our road at top speed on an ATV. So much for the peace and tranquility we once had. I'm sure this will mean the animals will be lurking deep into the forest too. Going to be a long 3 months :dunno:
05-27-2012, 11:20 AM
Good morning everyone!
Sitting at work with nothing to do. No calls coming in and too early to make any out. DD3 is doing much better, had some stomach bug but was on the mend before I lfet for work. DS and DD1 both have some upper respiratory/allergy cough. I am holding out becasue they are not acting sick just have the cough. The kiddies have one more week of school then they are on vacation. Looking forward to not having to get up early and get them off for school!
Not much is going on besides the sickness. Have plans to go to a friend's house for a BBQ tomorrow. Will definitely be watching my calories tho. I weighed in today and I am "unofficially" down 5LBS. I am super happy about that! Can barely wait until I can see a difference in my body, but I know that takes time.
Ceejay~enjoy the time with your visitors!! Life is short, best to spend time with those we love.
Shad~Your weekend went by so quickly, but as always it sems like you accomplished a lot. Hope you didn't kill your rose, I transplanted one a few years ago and it never bloomed again. :( I ended up just pulling it out and putting something else in. Stay warm with the approching winter.
Laura~Take care, don't let the cough wear you out. Have you found the parts for the bike?? I really miss riding, I will have to see if I can take one of my mom's older bikes...she has 2 schwinns, but they were in good shape.
Patty~I feel lost with no Internet...not sure how I used to get thru the day. I do everyhting online now!
Annie~New computer yet?How was your time with the Lil' man? Hope you are enjoying your LOONG weekend!
Mel~When I was home schooled we would take "mental health days" so much better than plowing thru all my work!! Hope your mental and physical self is getting plenty of rest!!
Michelle~how did DH's few day's back at work go? Is he feeling better? Hope you both are resting on this holiday weekend!!
Well, I guess I have caught up. I could keep typing away, but I guess I can start making outbound calls. Hope eveyone has a great day!!
Luv and Hugs!!
05-27-2012, 03:54 PM
It's a quite sunday afternoon here. Did some running around yesterday, went to Artfest, purchased some yard art. Like I really need more :). Then had dinner with a friend and she brought one of her friends who I had met briefly a few years ago. We'll she is going through a divorce after 31 years, talk about her world being upside down. Her hubby did everything from deciding what she is cooking for dinner, to paying and control all banking. She is now having to cope with her life and her making decisions.
Happy - so glad your family visit went well. Traffic was bad here on friday. Everyone was leaving town, going off to the lake or somehwere else. I sure wish we could get some of the rains your getting. It's getting hot here and having to water my plants daily..
Ellen - WAY to go on your 5lb loss. have fun at BBQ and make good choices. I hope your work day stayed quite.
Ceejay - maybe your company slept in late. Hope your enjoying your day.
Shad - the weekend goes way to fast. Luckily we have a holiday on monday and I am suppose to take tues and wed as vacation days. I'm hoping to get some things done around the house.
Laura - I hope your coughing has settled down. Is it allergies?
Annie, Mitchellez, Mel, - Hope your having a good day.
05-28-2012, 09:22 AM
Lucky you on taking vacation day's with Memorial Day. Have a good week.
Glad you had a good visit with you family. I miss mine already.
I know what you mean about the week ends being to short. I'm back to work today. Yes on a holiday, but someone has to be here and it's my day to work. Maybe it will not be bad.
How is you holiday going?
Decided that I make a hand written copy of my food intake. I'm not counting calories. I'm just trying to eat healthy. So I've put every thing in Excel and have made forms to fill out. We'll see how this goes. Routine is my goal this week.
05-28-2012, 11:43 AM
Good morning ladies,
Starting out with a salute to our servicemen and women on this Memorial Day holiday. Thanks for all who have served our country well.
Yesterday was a hot one, did some laundry, some cleaning and cleaned a floor fan that was super dusty. Avoided putting the air conditioning on as the fans moved the air enough to be tolerable. 87 yesterday and Wednesday and Thursday the nightly lows will kiss freezing so DH is making sure we have tarps and plastic to cover the plant beds. What crazy weather :dizzy: It rained like the dickens Saturday night - the sump pump is still going off on a regular basis with ground drainage. We decided to go for an ATV ride since the best time to go is after a rain (keeps the dust down). We drove out to a place we wanted to try and once again it was closed so we went to another place we had gone before. I tried their pizza and DH had a cheesy beef sandwich. Not bad. On the way home we decided to try some side trails. Along one of them we encountered a small porcupine on the middle of the trail. He would run (not that a porcupine can run - sort of looks like something trying to run with a big load in his pants :lol: ) but as soon as we stopped, he'd stop. We were on a narrow trail so we could not turn around and had no choice but to follow him. Poor guy was not happy to be followed by a noisy ATV. After more than 5 minutes he fortunately found a side trail to get into the forest. There were butterflies and dragonflies and wildflowers all about. It was a really nice ride. We sat on the deck and watched the hummingbirds last night - DH has to go get a few more feeders because we just can't find the ones we packed up from last year. Today it's kind of iffy cloudy - not sure if it will rain or not. I want to finish planting my herbs and I also want to finish the data entry for the museum stuff so I can be done with that. It's supposed to cool down mid week which will be a good time to go through some more boxes in the garage. I suppose with all the seasonal people in town now, summer would be the best time to have a garage sale if we want to get rid of some of this stuff.
Ceejay - even if you aren't counting calories it's good to log your food - it at least gives you an idea of what you are eating and I find that it always makes one think about what going in the mouth if you have to write it down. Hope the work day is quiet for you.
Patty - as they say there's always room for "Jello" and that also extends to another piece of yard art :lol: That's unfortunate about the friend who is getting divorced. Way back in the early 70's as women were coming into their own I vowed that I was never going to be dependent on anyone but myself. I had seen women like that who were incapable of making any kind of decision only to get dumped by the men who insisted they be subservient all along. Widows too would sometimes find themselves in that situation - hubby took care of everything and then he died and they were totally lost. Hope she will be ok, it's a very frightening feeling.
Congrats on the 5 pounds down Ellen. Make them official!
It's quiet in here as it tends to be on a weekend. Hope you are all out and enjoying yourselves except for Ceejay and Shad who are holding the fort down for us. Later chicks. :wave:
SORRY THIS IS NOT A VERY HAPPY TIME FOR ME......
ON FRIDAY NIGHT I HAD THE BEGINNINGS OF ANOTHER GASTROENTERITIS ATTACK.
LAST YEAR'S GASTRO-DOCTOR RELUCTANTLY GAVE ME ONE REFILL AND ORDERED BEDREST & STRICT DIET.
IF IT WASN'T THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND I THINK HE WOULD HAVE SENT ME TO THE ER.
SO BED IS WHERE I'VE BEEN SPENDING MY "VACATION".
ANYWAY.........I HAVE ENOUGH MEDS UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING.
IF I AM NOT WELL BY THEN, I NEED TO CALL MY REGULAR DR AND GO BACK TO THE HOSPITAL.
I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING TO ME.
HE SAYS IT'S THE RESULTS OF ALL THE MEDS FROM THE PNEUMONIA.
THAT THE INTESTINES COULDN'T HANDLE THOSE MEDS AFTER SUCH A SHORT TIME . THE PNEUMONIA WAS ONLY 6 MONTHS FROM THE GASTRO.
I AM NOT READY TO COME BACK TO THE COMPUTER YET.
HOPE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND.
MY WHOLE RIGHT SIDE IS IN PAIN AGAIN.
SENDING LOVE TO ALL MY WORLDLY SISTERS:love:
I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF THINGS TAKE A WRONG TURN.
05-28-2012, 06:23 PM
Mel, I'm so sorry to hear you're having a gastro attack! I hope the meds help you and you don't end up in the hospital. Sending hugs and prayers! :hug: :hug:
Nothing much for me to report. Coughing a good amount still, and this is from the cold I caught last week, not allergies. I have been sucking on cough drops the past several days, getting thoroughly tired of that.
Bought some veggie and flowers to plant, but NOT doing it today - too friggin' hot and windy. Will try to fit it in this week in the early evenings after work.
Off-site seminar tomorrow, so I will probably not post at all, or maybe in the evening.
05-29-2012, 05:12 AM
Rush job tonight. I feel really bad. Not because I am sick but I had a really bad training class today and feel like burying my head under the pillows (and putting a bottle of wine in my belly)
Mel - get better soon and get back to life. Maybe you will now feel that you have to slow down, have to back away and look after you. Better start thinking about a hobby or two to relax you. Rather than politics to annoy the life out of you.
Hope everyone else is going okay. Sounds like you are all having a weekend. I'll be back when I have finished the pity party.
05-29-2012, 08:31 AM
Good morning ladies -
I had such a busy weekend with an interview and two other meetings on Friday, a bad migraine all day Saturday, and website work and yard work the rest of the long weekend. It was definitely a hot one on Sunday and Monday, and the thunderstorms we had off and on contributed to off and on migraines with me being pretty much out of commission all day on Saturday. I woke up in the middle of the night last night with the beginnings of a migraine...but I was able to nip it in the early stages with some Excedrine, so I'm doing ok now. I've got a phone interview this morning (I've reserved a conference room so that I could have the phone conversation in private), and an in person interview for a different company after work one day this week (date still to be determined).
Mel - I hope you feel better soon! That GI stuff just hits you so hard!! Please follow doc's orders and take care of yourself above all else! Let the office fend for themselves for a change. Sending you lots of gentle healing hugs, my friend.
Laura - I hope you get over your cold soon. Enjoy the off-site seminar!
Shad - I had having lousy days at work where you just want to drink heavily and put your head under a pillow. :hug:
Happy - I'm glad you had such a nice time with your family...and that Mom loved your house and the pampering! How was the movie Dark Shadows? DH and I want to see that one. Good for you for getting veggies planted...I hope they're doing okay with the cold nights. Bummer that the tourists can be so rude. Ugh! When I used to live in the Lake Tahoe area (in the CA Sierra Mountains), we used to savor the off-seasons and even the Monday-Thursday during the tourist seasons...because at least there wouldn't be so many rude out of towners. Of course, those tourists essentially paid our wages...so we had to sort of grin and bear it. How cool to see a porcupine scampering along during your ATV ride! I think porcupines are so adorable and have even pet a few "tame" ones. They're amazingly soft (if you pet them the correct way - going with the quills and not against them). :rofl: Did you get any storms last night? Or maybe the storm front went south of you. We had a big squall line move through 70+ mph winds, lots of lightning that hit the nearby substation a few times and blinked the power, LOUD thunder, and quarter-size hail...and we didn't even get the worst of it. The worst of it went south of us closer to Milwaukee.
Ceejay - Good on ya' for logging your food intake! That's always the hardest for me to do. I can start out great each day and log breakfast and lunch at work....but in the evening I have other stuff to do and never get around to logging my dinner and snacks.
Patty - Hope you had a nice long weekend. And Happy's right, you can NEVER have too much yard art! :lol: So sad about your friend whose husband handled everything. It will take some time, but she'll get used to making decisions. In most major metropolitan areas, there are lots of free/cheap workshops and support systems in place to help women in her situation deal with finances and make decisions in general.
Annie - I hope you hear good news about your interview. How is the job situation going for C? Did you have a fun long weekend?
Ellen - I hope the kids got to feeling better and that you had a nice holiday with the family!
Well, gotta sign off for now.
Much love and many hugs,
05-29-2012, 10:38 AM
Good morning ladies,
Geez, looks like we are finishing out the month on a bad leg here. :(
Mel - I'm so sorry to hear that you have hit a big health bump again. :( Sending you some healing thoughts and prayers that things right themselves quickly and you are on the mend again. Please try to not let it get you down. :hug:
Shad - what made the class so bad? Hope this was just a temporary thing - I imagine it's got to be quite difficult training people who have "always done things this way" in a new, and not so intuitive new way to get things done. Put it behind you, today is a new day (and hopefully not part 2 of yesterday's class :^: )
Michelle - that's great that you got a couple of interviews :crossed: How did you line up something so quickly? Sending you the strongest vibes I can for good things coming your way and an end to this stressful job thing. Funny you should say that about the porcupine being soft. I was thinking the same thing - from afar of course - that it looked quite soft though I was not going to reach out and check it for myself :lol: I guess most people here have the attitude not to dis the seasonal people because they bring so much money to the area but that is no excuse for general rudeness. Last night I went to Walmart at 8:30pm and there were only about 15 cars in the lot and of those, 2 were haphazard parked taking up more than one space (in the close up spots of course), one was an expensive car parked right outside the door in the clearly marked handicapped spot with no placard or handicapped plate on it. And inside of course there are those who stand dumbfounded in the aisles by the wonder of all the fabulous things Walmart has to offer, blocking the aisles so that you can't do the get in, get out mission that you came for. Just a little common courtesy is all I'm asking. No one's better than anyone else. ;) I didn't realize the heat affects your migraines. I'm sure the recent stress isn't helping much either. Hope you feel better and good luck on those interviews :hug:
Laura - have you tried Mucinex for the coughing? Nothing worse than a summer cold - they seem to hang on and reinvent themselves over and over. I hear it sure has been hot over your way lately. Watch - you'll get your plants in and then like us, it will turn cool and you'll fret over them. :dunno:
Hellos to Annie with the broken computer, Ceejay getting sprayed with who knows what kinds of crop chemicals, Ellen with the sick kids and Patty with the loveliest yard of the entire town :D
Yesterday we were just sitting down to dinner when POP the power went out. :mad: We had dark clouds passing over us and a drizzle of rain here and there as well as a distant rumble of thunder but nothing as severe as the other night. Couldn't figure out what was going on. I immediately started to freak out. We have a sump pump in the basement utitlity room which also contains the furnace, hot water heater, my pantry of canned and boxed foods as well as lots of boxes of paper goods and plastic bags and such, my new freezer which is totally jammed full as well as a pretty full second refrigerator. There is also all of my Christmas decorations. Right outside that room is my hobby room which right now has all my extra appliances as well as craft stuff and we are using it as a staging area to store stuff we are unpacking which hasn't found a home upstairs yet. This sump pump collects and pumps out the excess water which drains from just outside the house around the foundation. We've been getting a steady stream of water for 2 days now since the dousing storms we got on Saturday. No power, no sump pump, water will collect in the well, overflow and flood the basement :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: I'm hollering, DH is saying there is nothing he can do and I run downstairs to start "moving things to higher ground". I can't see just doing nothing. DH meanwhile calls the power company who expects the service to be restored in about 2 hours. Fortunately we have daylight until around 9pm and several flashlights. I tried lighting some candles down there but they didn't really do much good. DH got the big 10 gallon water jug we had for camping, made a funnel out of a milk jug and started bailing water out of the sump pump and hauling it up the stairs and down the stairs outside on the other side of the yard (not near the house so it wouldn't drain back into the pump pit). He sent me out to get 2 more flashlights and when I came back I was happy to see lights on all the houses. This wouldn't have been quite so bad had the water not been trickling into the sump pump. I do count my blessings that at least while the power was out, the storms decided to track north and we did not get any rain to speak of. We talked about it and decided at the very least we need a battery backup sump pump. Could also use a generator at least for the basement to run the well pump (so we can have water and I don't have to wash my hands with expensive Dasani bottled water :lol: ) as well as a propane heater down there and maybe a light or two. Generators can be quite expensive. So after bailing for over an hour, we looked outside and there was a big but faint rainbow in the sky. Always something to see here.
It's really chilly today after yesterday's 87 degree heat. I closed up the house and we turned the heat back on. I want to finish the data entry stuff for the museum and DH and I will set up the greenhouse tenting for the garden this afternoon. It's supposed to drop to a low of 34 tonight which means it probably will get to freezing. But we have planned for that so our plants will be ok.
Have a good day all - hope the week gets better for everyone.
05-29-2012, 11:59 AM
Oh Michelle - you did ask about the movie Dark Shadows. Well it was fun and campy and just what you'd expect. I love the music of 1972 - it was a very wonderful year for me so I enjoyed the soundtrack because those songs just make me smile - SUPERFLY :lol: Is it Oscar worthy? :no: Did it have much of a plot? :no: :no: And in fact, I think they used many of the best tag lines in the trailers. But I don't go to the movies much (last movie I saw in the theater was Avatar) so for me, it was entertaining and worth the $8 ticket. And the fact that the four of us had the entire theater to ourselves made it all the better. I couldn't help but wonder if Johnny Depp's vampire hairstyle will spawn a bunch of knock off cuts.
05-29-2012, 01:20 PM
Before I went to the doctor for the bronchitis, my coughing had gotten out of hand. I bought some Robutussin (sp) otc in pill form which did wonders.
Feel better soon.
If diverticulitis is similar to gastroenteritis I know how you feel. Take care of your self.
Don't you just love it when the power goes off. It probably wouldn't hurt if you could afford a generator for the basement.
One thing I can say is that I've never had a migraine. Glad you are feeling better. What did you interview for? Sending good vibes your way.
Hello's to Patty and Ellen and Annie
Not much going on here except it's hot. I have the a.c. on and it's cold. I'd like to turn it down but if I did the next operator would be miserable. It's 80degree's in here now.
So far I'm doing well in logging food. I did forget to ride the bike last night though. My lawn was being mowed when I got home. I didn't linger outside. Then they came inside for a bit.
Texted my sister last night. They got home okay and had yesterday planned for a family get together. She was exhausted.
05-29-2012, 03:13 PM
Good Afternoon Guurrlllzzzz...
Have not heard anything about the interview nor has anyone else. We had one person resign on Friday when I was out of the office. I will miss him. Such a nice person.
We got the stone laid in front of the shed and it looks very nice. It took C all day yesterday to get it finished. Now he has a sunburnt back. I got the stone done by the firepit. THis way when you are sitting out there in your lawnchair you can sit your drink glass on the stone. Pretty cool. Grass cut. Not only did I babysit Thur/Fri/Sat. They brought the lil man back over on Sunday when they went to the race. Chris' parents backed out of babysitting. So mostly I babysat all weekend.
CHELLE....hope all your interviews go well. I am certainly in your corner and praying my head off. Good luck.
MELLIE....good giggly wiggly...I hope your are feeling much better and taking care of yourself. Sending prayers and hugs your way and get well wishes.
ELLEN...sick kids are no fun but worse than that are sick men. They are the biggest babies ever. Great job on the loss....proud of you sista!
HAPPY...so glad you had a great time with your family last week. It is fun to see visiters come but also good to see them go. Phooey on the electricity. Our's blinked on and off a few times last night and this morning. We had some real boomers come through.
SHADDIE...at least you had a little time at home. How long does this job last? Seems to take you away from us too much. lol
LAURA...sheesh woman...would you please get healthy and stay that way....I think all you sickly worldlies are just passing it around to each other. Hugs
CEEG...It is hotter than 3 kinds of H#LL here. Muggy too. Humidity is very high. One of the hottest Indy 500 races ran here this past weekend. Dario Franchitti won. His wife is Ashley Judd.
PATTY...Sad about your friend's friend and divorce. It is never much fun to go through. I certainly choose never to do it again.
BTW...my nerdy nephew got me a new laptop for 400 bucks. He is bringing it over one evening this week. I can hardly wait. I am going coo coo without a puter at home.
Have a marvy evening/morning everyone.
Love Hugs and Prayers...
05-29-2012, 04:34 PM
Happy - Thanks for the review of Dark Shadows. I definitely want to go see it. :) We have two sump pumps - one for the foundation, and the other for everything else (which runs into the septic) but neither on battery. Our soil has excellent drainage so we don't have to worry about rainwater flooding. In fact, one of our neighbors doesn't even have a sump pump for their foundation, and the other neighbor's foundation sump pump has never turned on in over 30 years since the house was built! We've thought about getting a generator...and it's on our "list of stuff to buy"...but it will have to wait. So far, my interviews are phone screenings...but they're definitely going well. :crossed: I'm hoping to get in person meetings with companies soon.
Ceejay - The jobs I'm applying for are all programming jobs. Keep your fingers crossed for me, please! I hope the lawn mowers didn't hassle you too much. Keep up the great work with logging what you eat.
Annie - So nice that you'll have a new laptop! :yay: And how wonderful that you got to babysit Tater Tot for the weekend!! Watching the little guy AND laying stone around the firepit?! Girlfriend, I don't know how you do it! DH and I watched the Indy 500 on TV. I like Dario Franchitti. I love his Scottish accent...and he's definitely easy on the eyes too! ;) Thanks for all the prayers and good wishes! :hug:
05-29-2012, 06:34 PM
Well back in the pits for the next round today. It's not the users and the trainees I blame here it is the lack of communication around the project and what it is to achieve. Mind you, you might have to have cement in your ears to not be able to know that there is a project going on. It's probably a 50/50 blame split, but I do know that our communications - change management people have not been on the ball.
Happy - good that you had a good visit with Mum and that she liked your new house. Porcupines are interesting critturs. They are herbivores and feed on leaves, herbs, twigs and green plants like skunk cabbage and clover and in the winter it may eat bark. So no doubt they are going to be around your area in large families.
It's not just your place and supermarket that is loaded with rude people. We have more than enough of them here. I was thinking of transporting them to the States for you lot to enjoy.
Patty - garden art sounds interesting. Like to see some pictures of your garden sometime.
Ellen - hope the kids are feeling better now.
Ceejay - Got the aircon all sorted now? Personally I try to stay away from it and deal with the heat. Less exposure to colds and flu that way. Mind you I don't like the cold so tend to wrap up for those and don't mind the reverse cycle air con at all then.
Anne - good that you have a new computer. Hope it does everything you want it to do. Nice to have a couple of handy nerds around the place.
Michelle - good luck with the job interviews. Hope it turns out fine and you no longer have to stress over people who don't want you in the office. So much for the years of loyal service. Ha Ha, loyalty, something that once was.
Better get finally prepared for my new chickens in the training room. They will be here soon.
05-29-2012, 08:59 PM
Posting from my new computer....it is definitely different. The no mouse thing and using the little movie things to get where you need to be is making my life miserable. I am sure to get used to it eventually, don't expect too awful much from me till I get orientated. lol.
SHADDIE...don't try to understand the clientale...just go with you are working with a bunch of idiots and go back to anything 101. That way if you do not expect much anything you get will be a plus.
CHELLE...how is DH? Wishing you the very best of the best!!
Getting off of here before I lose what I have cause this laptop is so different.
Nite everyone...and morning SHad!!
05-29-2012, 09:37 PM
Good evening to all of you.
Annie - Congrats on the new laptop. I"m sure you'll get the hang of it quickly. But if it were me, I'd spring for a real mouse - those other thingies are a PITA.
Shad - You sounded very disheartened yesterday, so I hope this session today has gone well. Chin up!!
Michelle - How does one neighbor know that pump is even working after 30 years, LOL. Just kidding. He probably tests it occasionally. Don't want to jinx myself, but we have been fortunate to not have any extensive outages, and so a generator isn't high on my priority list. I'm so sorry you lost a day of your weekend due to the migraine. Still, it sounds like you had a productive weekend. :)
Annie - I bet you enjoyed babysitting all weekend. :love: :bb: Okay, I know you've got to figure out the new laptop, but let's seem some photos of the new firepit and shed!! The stone sounds great! I like to think that in spite of my allergies, various passing aches and pains, and my high blood pressure, that I'm one of the healthier people I know, but then this cold comes and whips my butt... surely intend to get well ASAP and stay that way!!
Ceejay - I might have to try the Robitussin - the coughing is driving me nuts. I tried a cough suppressant - Delsym, no help. Mucinex is alright, but I don't have all that much congestion/mucus so I don't see huge difference. Just that tickly cough. Frustrating. I will probably rot out my teeth with all the cough drops I'm taking all day. Brrr, yeh, I've gone outside just to de-chill my toes because the AC gets to be too much. Sounds like your sis must have had a good weekend if she's going home exhausted from the reunion. Was her visit fun for you too??
Happy - Glad you and the family enjoyed Dark Shadows, and your private showing to boot!! :D So...the rain stopped - and the power came back on?? A battery backup sounds good for the sump pump...we considered one, but haven't gotten on that project yet... I suppose you'll get accustomed to the summer folks, but you're right, some common courtesy would be nice. Too funny about the porcupine slowing your ATV ride the other day, LOL.
Patty - Enjoy your lawn art - never too much, just rotate it around! :D
Ellen - Hope the kids are better. Yeh, bf has the proper part for the bike now, but has yet to install it. :rolleyes: Good idea to borrow your mom's bike and get back to pedaling. Do you have a bike trail you like to ride in your area?
Mel - You might not be on the computer, but still, just know I'm praying you'll feel better soon! :hug:
05-30-2012, 01:01 AM
My training is done for the day. Another lot tomorrow. This lot were funny. They had been 'briefed' by the crew from the day before - talk about Chinese whispers and don't tell me men don't gossip! :rofl:
Annie - I got a mouse with my new laptop because I really, really hate those screen thingy's and the little button thingy that some have in the keyboard. I got a semi wireless mouse. Didn't cost much and it has a small usb stick that fits into the computer to make it go - no cords for this little black duck. The mouse needs a battery so I got the most expensive AAAA battery I could find and so far, touch wood :crossed: it works just fine. No I just have to work out how to get rid of the power pack and not have the battery go flat quickly and I am completely cordless.
Laura - I was determined that today would be better than yesterday. Only get one chance to rile up the Shaddie.
Catch you all tomorrow, mind you if I find something interesting to report, then you'll get to hear about it tonight. Otherwise it is sleepy time for me.
05-30-2012, 07:53 AM
Good Morning Everyone....
Lovin' the new puter at home, yep yep. Now I worry about a break in as I finally have something worth taking...lol...I wear all my Curtis jewelry so they cannot get that. haha. Actually our neighborhood is pretty quiet, it is the surrounding apartment complexes that are so bad.
I was reading in the "Onion" newspaper that scientists have found thousands of undiscovered species cowering in the Amazon Rainforest. (mammals, reptiles, birds) all cowering for dear life under rocks and assorted foilage. Pretty interesting 2300 varieties of lemurs, trantulas and porcupines. Also an unknown species of striped jaguar locked in the fetal position under a pile of leaves. I think the neatest piece was the pygmy pink dolphin on the bank of the river. The article goes on about more too.
Gotta go potty...posting this and will be back.
05-30-2012, 08:58 AM
SHADDIE...thanks..I think I will invest in a wireless mouse. I used to have one at my old place of employment but have not had one since. I love them. I just have mine plugged into the wall right now.
CHELLE...still rooting for you....
LAURA...I will definitely try to get some pix to post of all the new stuff. I just get so busy in the evening trying to get things done that I forget to take pix till I sit down to post.
Hey to all the rest of you lovely ladies....Get wells to Ellen's kiddos, Laura, Ceeg and MELLIE...Chelle's DH and anyone else that could just use a get well..
Loves hugs and prayers.
05-30-2012, 09:15 AM
You've done a bunch of work in your yard the past few weeks. It's an acomplishment and will be rewarding of those afternoon retreats.
Ah, got to babysit with the lit man.
Think I'll keep my ac going. And yes all men gossip. I know that from my work experience.
Will keep sending good vibes your way concerning the job interview.
Hope you are feeling better.
Yesterday went well. I did log all my food. Good grief I love bread and it showed big time yesterday. But I wrote down every slice. Food is a bit more planned today.
05-30-2012, 10:00 AM
Good Morning Worldlies!!
Things are progressing here. DD3 is better, must have been something she ate or a bug we all have had before she was the only one with tummy issues. Thankfully it was very short lived, she was getting back to herself when I was leaving for work on Saturday. DS and DD1 both have a slight cough, but they are pushing thru to finish school this week.
I have been tracking my calories and been making good choices, just need to get my butt up and start exercising. I think it may be the new meds I am on, definitely helping me sleep at night, but it takes me forever to wake up and I am sleepy thru the day. Will talk to the Dr next week when I go in to see her.
Annie~Yay!! New computer. I have a lap top too and it does take some time to get used to the touch pad. I do have a wireless mouse ($20) that I use when I need to, it can save your sanity, especially if you are always at a desk or table!
Shad~sorry your trainees had you so frustrated. Sometimes the only thing you can do is take some time for yourself and start fresh the next day. Hoping that the rest of this week goes much better for you!!
Laura~I have the Rock Run trail very close. I would love to ride it one of these days. DH and I have talked about getting nice new bikes, but at this point Iím ok riding one of Momís old schwinns.
Michelle~hoping your phone interviews turn into in person interviews soon. The last company DH interviewed with took so long between. We thought they filled the position.
Ceejay~I understand the allergies! Things have been bad for me this year, but they are still manageable. I know so many who are worse off. ((hugs)) I hate the hot, but also hate when the AC is set so low you are getting frost bite. Last week, I kept getting up and stepping outside just to warm up a bit!
Happy~OMG! Bailing out the sump pump. SO glad you didnít have any damage from it overflowing. A good battery backup is a great first step to prevent any accidental damage. And it is less than getting the generator, but both are super investments!!
Mel~take care of yourself!!! Gastroenteritis is no fun!! Prayers for a quick recovery!
Patty~I love lawn art! Always so fun to see it all. DH would Kill me tho if he had to mow around it all, so I have to settle for my 2 little geese by the door!
OK, I gotta get moving it has taken me too long to type this out with all my interruptions and DD3 sitting behind my head. Also need to go eat breakfast. Have a lovely day everyone!!
05-30-2012, 11:48 AM
CEEG....that is one of the first things we are told to do when trying to lose weight....log your food...so good for you...then drink tons of water...and of course the thing I cannot get into...exercise...blah...good for you!!
ELLEN....probably never a dull moment in your house. All the kid stuff going on. You too, have a lovely day, my friend.
05-30-2012, 12:57 PM
Morning all - barely!!
Nothing much to report. Yesterday’s seminar was alright. I found the speaker more interesting than the seminar material, honestly. Yes, “Assertive Communication Skills for Women” is certainly something I could use. But I think the heart of me progressing in my work life is to be doing something that I truly find enjoyable and interesting. It’s probably much too early to consider downshifting to a more fulfilling but lower-paying career, but I do need to find something that’ll make me happier. There’s 6 years and a few months left on the mortgage and then we’ll be free of that, but it wouldn’t be wise to ease off the gas pedal with the way things are in the economy. So many uncertainties exist. But that sure doesn’t preclude doing the exploration and work to enter a new field. Yesterday I sat next to a woman who was a hairdresser for many years and had entered a male-dominated field in which dealing with sprinkler systems. Very interesting.
So after that day, I’m happy I don’t have to commute via car, at least the route I drove yesterday. Not all that far – less than 20 miles, but I just don’t like the area. There wouldn’t be much going out to lunch there because it involves getting in the car and sitting through the long traffic lights to get anywhere!
The seminar ended around 4 pm and when I got home, bf promptly found he had lost the dentist invoice for his crown, which we need to submit to get the flex spending account unsuspended. Grrr. He is having it resent, but it made him very grouchy. Perfect mood for him to attack his mail pile, lol. And the vet’s invoice doesn’t get into much detail re the diagnosis of doggy’s arthritis, so bf obtained the vet’s notes - we’ll see how the insurance claim goes for the office visit and all the Adequan injections.
That put me in a grumpy mood, so I took doggy for a walk. It was fine, we went by the creek. I ended up straining my left knee – a misstep on the uneven ground. I thought it would be less sore after a night’s sleep, but nope, still sore. The good news is that bf installed the special gear shift part/cable and my bike was ready to ride. Very smooth ride now and the brakes work better. I will test the shifting on tonight’s ride home. I was in a hurry this morning (as usual) and didn’t want to screw up and lose the chain! Anyway, it was nice to not have to walk at least part of the commute. Any bets on if I’ll forget about the bike after work and walk home, LOL? I might just put a reminder in my phone, or I should think my knee won’t let me forget!
Off to lunch, somewhere close so I don’t have to walk far.
05-30-2012, 01:50 PM
Hi ladies -
Things are going well here. I'm talking to lots of people, most conversations are going well. And I'm actually going to meet some of these people face to face starting next week. I'm trying to light a fire under one company to get them to act quicker...because that's where I'd REALLY like to be...and other companies seem to be acting faster. All the places have really positive things going for them. And I really appreciate all the prayers and good vibes from my Worldly sistas!
Shad - I totally understand your frustration around lack of communication. I'm glad that at least this bunch was funny. I hope things get better. We have communication (or lack thereof) issues here too. And then there are managers who make the decisions, but want the worker bees to relay those decisions to other teams. Yeah, right...like people in another division will do anything on the say-so of a nobody. Luckily, my director agrees with me that the direction needs to be communicated from the top down.
Annie - I dislike the laptop mouses (whether it's the little button or the touchpad), so I always hook up a regular mouse. DH is doing okay. He's back at work, but comes home tired. It'll take a little longer to get him back to 100%. And he has to not overdo it as much as he has been. I'm not sure how reliable "The Onion" is as a news source. A lot of the articles they publish are "jokes"/hoaxes. But it's always an entertaining read. :)
Laura - I'm with you...laptop or no...give me a real mouse anyday. Sounds like a good seminar. Is there any way you can combine what you love with what you're skilled at? Bummer about the dentist and vet invoices. And especially about your injuring your knee. I hope it feels better soon. So nice of bf to get your bike ready. Is biking okay with your sore knee or at least better than walking?
Ellen - I'm glad the kids are feeling better and pushing through to finish their last week of school. :)
Mel - Sending you much love, healing hugs and lots of prayers. :getwell:
Gotta go get ready for a class in the "Agile Software Development Life Cycle". Fun stuff. :dunno:
Have a great day, ladies!
05-30-2012, 06:50 PM
Ok Miss Laura...I have taken pix of all the new stuff but cannot upload them as my Kodak Easy Share is not working yet on this laptop. Sent my nerdie nephew a help message....have not heard back from him yet. It may be a while as I am leaving for St. Louis on Friday to attend my Godbabies baby shower. It may be next week before NN gets here to fix Easyshare. (NN = Nerdie Nephew).
Curtis went fishing with his weirdo brother and bf Chuck. He brought home a HUGE catfish and another pretty big catfish, then several very nice sized Bluegill. He cleaned them and tomorrow night is the fish fry...come one come all....,YUM. He even got enough that I am dropping some by dad's house on my way to work in the morning. I called dad, and he was like....are you bringing them over tonite? No dad, C just got home and hasn't even started cleaning them yet. You have to wait til tomorrow. He was so excited on the phone you would of thought I told him he hit the lottery...lol. Too cute. I will also take over some of my fabulous cowboy baked beans that he loves. So he will have a wonderful meal. I am letting dad fry his own fish to give him something to do. Sounds fair. C caught and cleaned it...dad can fry his own. He is thrilled with that. I am so happy that it makes him happy.
Gotta clean up the kitchen. Dinner is over and things need to be done....kitchen duty and laundry.
Great night. Good Morning...Feel betters to all that are ailing.
Love hugs and prayers.
05-31-2012, 08:36 AM
Good morning ladies -
I was feeling kind of "off" yesterday...it started as dizzy/lightheaded, then turned into full blown nausea...and no, I'm NOT preggers. It was worse by the time I got home from work. I don't know if it's all the job stress or something going around. I'm still not feeling all that great, but can't be calling in sick...so I'll muddle through. Last night, I felt like I should do something productive...so I sent out a dozen or so more resumes. :crossed: I have a phone interview today, and two tomorrow, and then a face to face interview on Monday. Wish me luck!
Tonight is the first session of a four-session class that I'm taking on enhancing your self-esteem/self-confidence during times of transition. Perfect timing for me, right?
It's cooled off A LOT since the weekend. Sheesh! We had a nice soaking rain last night and we may get off and on showers today as well. It's fine with me...it saves me the trouble of watering the veggies and flowers.
Annie - Congrats to C on the great catch! And congrats to you on "catching" C! :rofl: I can imagine how thrilled Dad is to get some fresh fish to fry! Good stuff!
A big :wave: and :hug: to all! And :getwell: to everyone feeling under the weather.
Here's to a great day for all of us!
05-31-2012, 08:37 AM
Fish Fry Tonight! Not bad for a pix taken with my phone!
05-31-2012, 08:39 AM
Two huge catfish (one pictured) and 4 bluegill (one pictured) Where is everyone? It is time to get up my worldlie sisters..cept Shaddie who is going to bed and Happy who is retired.
05-31-2012, 09:27 AM
Chelle...best of luck to you on all the interviews. The class sounds like it may help in all aspects of life, not just interviewing. Good for you sista. Hope you are feeling much better today....hugs sweet sista!
05-31-2012, 10:10 AM
Curtis just called.....he got the job at Flowers (like Hostess) and starts in two weeks. Whew Whooooo!!!!!!
05-31-2012, 10:22 AM
Michelle - I hope that you're feeling better as the day goes on - dizziness and nausea are hard to ignore and work through. I'm so glad you're getting all these interviews - so many opportunities! You must have the skillset folks are looking for. Good luck and knock 'em dead!! The self-esteem sessions sound like they'll be very beneficial. That's actually the type of class that was going through my head during my seminar the other day because when I thought about why I (and other women in the seminar with me) are hesitant to speak up in certain situations, it's fear of saying the wrong thing and being rejected, or even fired. And it's always been something I've been told - I need more confidence. I'm thinking of buying the CD program offered by the seminar company (but I might buy it used from Amazon for much less $$).
Annie - The fish fry sounds delish, can't blame your dad for getting excited about fresh fish. Good you're letting him do the cooking - use it or lose it!! Hope the NN can get your easyshare program up and running on the new laptop. Glad you're getting a "real" mouse for that thing - just thinking about using the little button or the little screen/button thingy to mouse around gets me frustrated.
Shad - Glad your training session went better yesterday. :)
Ceejay - Good for you logging your food. It's really helpful to see where changes need to be made!
Ellen - Have you gotten any exercise in yet? Sometimes it's a struggle to get started, but I always feel better afterwards. If I recall, your job is related to plumbing...you might be our go-to on questions about that. :D
Hellos to Mel, Happy & Patty!! :wave: Hope all is well in your worlds, and if not, getting better!!
It's cool and gray today and it rained a little bit already and supposed to rain off and on today. I hope we get enough moisture to sink into the soil. Our soil is rock hard and I have no idea how I would dig in the beds I'm planting in. I'll play it by ear, but if we don't get enough rain in time for the weekend, I'll do some watering Friday evening so I can work the soil - but not too much water! And that's why we should have been adding compost to the soil so it wouldn't be this way!!
I took it easy on my knee yesterday and did mostly core and upper body exercises in front of the tv yesterday after work. I did do a load of laundry so I was up and down the basement stairs a few times. Michelle, I was happy my bike was ready to roll yesterday because it was much easier on the knee than walking - I really needed to keep the weight off it. I'm happy to report that this morning my knee is just about 100%. I was a bit worried that it would be one of those lingering things, but nope. :)
I'm having lunch with a work buddy today. I'm phoning the eye doc's office this morning to see about the status of my glasses. They phoned last week to report my contacts were ready, but nothing yet re the glasses. Nothing planned for tonight. I rode my bike to the station today in spite of a few sprinkles coming down. Hope I can get away with just that after work.
Okay, back to work, it won't do itself.
05-31-2012, 10:50 AM
Where is every one?
Curtis has a nice size catch there.
Good luck on the job interviews. Still sending good vibes
Must be low on potassium cause last night I had some leg cramps.
05-31-2012, 10:55 AM
You snuck in on me. Good for you on the exercise.
05-31-2012, 11:47 AM
Sorry - I came in to post yesterday but got distracted. We had quite the animal parade yesterday. Hummingbirds and butterflies abound. I was working on the computer yesterday afternoon and happened to look out the doors into the yard and there was Mr. Bear sitting under the pine tree looking for food. DH was taking a nap and I had to wake him up. The bear did not want to leave, DH had to fire 2 shots to make enough noise for him to decide to go elsewhere. Then we noticed Mr. Groundhog was back, digging yet another hole under the boat shed to tick off DH. Cute bunny was scrouging around for food too. The pickings are slim here - we haven't been putting food out for a few weeks now and I think the animals are getting desperate. The squirrels and raccoons are getting downright destructive. The night rounded out with a turkey and a deer walking through the yard. DH has the lawn mowed so there isn't even any brush to nibble on. So far they are leaving my garden alone and I hope it stays that way. It did get near freezing the last 2 nights, we had to cover the garden beds with a tarp as well as round up the flowers and herbs and tent those too. I'm hoping that by the end of the week it will stay warm enough at night to stick in the low 50's - well out of frost danger.
The days are just flying by here. I can't believe it. I did do more event entry for the museum but still have about 8 to 10 hours more of work. I did some laundry, cooked dinner, read about 75 pages of the Atticus book (which is due back next Monday) and watched about an hour and a half of TV because I recorded a few shows which I haven't been watching and I don't want the recorder to fill up. And poof, the day was gone. Since the bear is out and about I guess my walking will have to be on the treadmill in the garage since I'm not up for toting a pistol with me just to walk up and down the road. I don't know why that bugger just won't leave already :mad:
Laura - glad your knee is feeling better. Hope that annoying cough goes away. Sometimes it's caused from not what you might think. If I take too many Tums I get a tickle in the throat. My Mom was talking about how dry it is out your way. Said the garden dirt has big, deep cracks in it. Not sure how you can easily soften it up to plant - you make a good point for the compost.
Annie - congrats to Curtis for catching some mighty nice fish AND getting a new job :yay: I'm sure this will be a big relief to him. I hope he gets benefits along with the new job - who would have thought these long time established companies would run into trouble? I hear you on the confusion with the new laptop - I have been in I.T. my entire life and each new version of Windows and sometimes the software too gets me confused and mumbling. Especially when they change it so drastically. Hope you figure it out - I see you were able to post pictures again.
Michelle - hope you are feeling better today. Sometimes I think the weather or something plays with the fluid in the ears causing the dizzyness and nausea. No doubt you have been major stressed out and it could be that your body is in a heightened state of sensitivity. It's great that you are focusing on things you can do in order to deal with your situation instead of balling up and getting down on yourself. Still sending good vibes to you - :hug: remember that sometimes we hit the skids before we can realize that good things were just around the corner. How is your DH feeling - I assume he went back to work.
You guys talking about seminars and such - I found a whole boxful of self help stuff I was about to toss. Much of it is old - from the 80's but if anyone wants it - mostly they were things related to management, leading people and team building - back in the day I was building my career and was interested in that stuff. Some of the the books I had from the American Management Association were actually pretty good. I was going to leave them at work but none of the managers were interested in building their management skills so I figured I'd rather throw them out then leave them laying there collecting dust or more than likely tossed in the trash bin the day after I walked out the door.
Ceejay - I used to love chocolate but now I will follow you anywhere if you have a fresh baked loaf of bread under your arm :rofl: I can see how you'd be tempted.
Mel - hope you are resting comfortably and that tummy and innards are resting too. Sending you good thoughts all day long my friend :hug: :hug: :hug:
Shad - glad you didn't have a total run of troublesome trainees. At least the weekend is almost upon you. Are you headed home or will you be spending some extended weekends at the camp?
Hellos to Ellen and Patty :wave: I'd better get on with my day.
05-31-2012, 01:50 PM
Oh me, the bear is back! I could watch the hummingbirds all day long.
I agree that the days are too short even with the day light savings time.
05-31-2012, 02:57 PM
Yea it's Friday and I have a sore throat and stuffy nose. Must have caught it from one of you lot.
I'll be here over the weekend so I guess I will be able to catch up with the doings. Hope the weather is reasonable enough to get out and get some exercise. I have to get some shopping in. The trick will be to buy enough to last through to Wednesday and have none left over. Should be good fun hey!
Back later tonight maybe - if the trials of training do not get me.
05-31-2012, 03:12 PM
Didn't realize it, thought the last day of the month was tomorrow. But it's actually today. My vote for a new thread title is Geez Louise it's June already!!!!! Apparently we cannot use cheerful terms or anyone's name in the thread titles. People are losing their jobs, their health but at least we all still have our sanity - sort of :^:
Shad - it sounds like you need to do some very specific meal planning prior to your shopping trip. Only purchase things you can repurpose for more than one meal or freeze come Wednesday. I used to do that too before we'd go away for an extended period. Sometimes it's just better to plan eating all your meals out and eat the left overs for brekkie the next day :lol:
Ceejay - maybe you could put a hummingbird feeder in your yard. They were quite abundant down there.
Saw some recent pictures of me. I seriously need to work on losing weight. And I need to find a pot of gold for some dental work. :(
05-31-2012, 07:10 PM
Happy...I am posting from home. I posted the picture at work. My Easyshare is still not fixed. NN has not been by to fix it. But I promise to post pix of the yard stuff. If you click on the thumbnail of C you can see the shed and brick walk (sorta) in the background.
Shaddie....you didn't catch that from me. So far I have been very lucky with no sickies....I wake up with the Indiana nose everyday but it is usually cleared up by the time I leave for work. Running, blowing nose. allergies.
CEEG....try sleeping with a bar of soap in bed by your legs at night. It helps with cramping and leg aches. Truly it does. I have tried it.
Fish dinner was execellent. Also made some chips to go with it. I believe I like the taste of bluegill better than the catfish. C liked the catfish better.
Gotta clean up the kitchen, do a little laundry...get down tonight...haha Leaving for St. Louis tomorrow afternoon with Sam and lil man....be back on Sunday.
Have a good night and morning....feel betters to all those who need it.
Love hugs and prayers.
05-31-2012, 09:28 PM
Good evening everyone. Just a quick pop in. I've got dd3 getting all antsy cause its past bed time. I slipped up a bit today and had a bunch of tater chips. Getting close to TOM and I have been fighting cravings! Will try to get in and post personals tomorrow before work.
05-31-2012, 09:30 PM
Annie - Soap in the bed keeps the leg cramps away?? Never heard of that... Nor the Indiana nose, lol. Safe travels to St. Louis! Oh, I missed it this morning - congrats to C. on his new job!!
Happy - So you were distracted by all the animals crossing your property. I wouldn't be outdoors walking with a bear hanging around either!! Hope he makes himself scarce soon - you might get cabin fever. Photos of oneself sure can be a shocker. And depressing... I do think this cough could be worse because of the dryness. We had rain all day according to the bf, so I hope it helps with the soil and my cough.
Shad - Hope you get just the right quantity of food to last you - waste not, want not. Sorry to hear you've caught a cold. If it were anyone on the thread to pass it along, I guess it would be me. :( That and you working too hard and wearing yourself down. Hope you get some rest this weekend and make a quick recovery.
Ceejay - Did you eat a banana today? Those have a lot of potassium. Let us know if sleeping with a bar of soap helps.
Ellen - I have a weakness for all those salty snacks, so I can empathize. Why does the junk have to taste so good??!!
Feeling a bit better because I finally finished a big piece of a project this afternoon. I guess it's been hanging over my head like a dark cloud. Lunch with my work buddy was sort of depressing - we were both sort of down in the dumps. Hopefully our next lunch will be happier.
Not doing much of anything - I worked late and didn't get home til 7 and haven't eaten dinner yet.
Okay, enough rambling. Good night/morning to all.
06-01-2012, 11:04 AM
It's June everyone - time to close this thread and start a new one.
Click here for The June Thread of the Worldly Chicks (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/support-groups/260227-june-thread-worldly-chicks.html#post4355234)
NOT EXACTLY MYSELF YET BUT GETTING BETTER EACH DAY. BAD NIGHT LAST NIGHT. SO DR TOOK ME OFF THE PILLS NOW AND WE WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS. i AM REALLY SICK OF THIS BUT TOO TIRED TO CARE IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
THE WEEK AWAY FROM EVERYONE IN THE BLDG WAS NICE AND MOTHER NATURE SENT LOTS OF RAINY , SLEEPY DAYS THIS WAY WITH MORE OF THEM COMING THIS WEEK TOO. MIGHT BE A GOOD THING. LOL
THE PRIMARY ELECTION IS TUESDAY SO I AM STAYING UP HERE TILL AFTER THAT PASSES. MIGHT GO TO TRADER JOE'S THURSDAY WITH JEN. THE DR IS COMING BACK THAT DAY ALSO.
THE THE YOUNGER KIDS ARRIVE OVER NEXT WEEKEND.
OH JOY OH JOY!!:cry:
THANK GOD THE TRAILER IS NOT ACCESSIBLE!!!:rofl: :rofl:
I WILL READ YOUR POSTS OVER THE WEEKEND. SEE WHAT YOU GALS HAVE BEEN UP TOO. HOPE IT'S ALL GOOD. :hug: