Simply Filling/Core - Simply filling/Core Chat: May 7- May 13

05-07-2012, 06:36 AM

New Pages!

05-07-2012, 06:44 AM
Good Morning everyone.

I hope the weekend was good for everyone. Ours was a lot of fun, but we were on the move from 5PM on Friday until 9PM last night. That was really something. And, I have no desire to pack that much into a weekend again :) Obviously it messed up my sleeping, since it's 4:30 in the morning!

My eating was a bit chaotic but I did a pretty good job about not overdoing it. But, I really enjoyed the dessert tray last night! Back on track today. And, thank goodness it's a slow day today. I have an appointment with the trainer today and a meeting tonight.

There were storms predicted for here last night, but if they were here, I didn't hear them. I see they might be hitting Chicago right now. Vickie, are you awake?

I'm going to do some internet research right now. The ants are taking over my front yard, and I think I'm just going to kill them :devil:

05-07-2012, 09:50 AM
Good Morning Chicks!

Rhonda, I was asleep at 4:44, but I was awake from about 11:30 through 3:00. We had horrific storms here, the worst and the longest lasting that I can remember in a really long time. They were very slow moving with TONS of thunder. Brodie did well and we all stayed in our respective beds, but there wasn't much sleep happening. I haven't heard about any bad results yet. I just got up and am having my morning coffee.

Jim and I had a million errands planned for today but we may have to divide and conquer until we hear from the home renovations people about our tub. They never called back as promised Saturday afternoon and they weren't open yesterday. We've left a message and wrote an email.

I've got hair and PT today plus we need to get our application in for our permit for the driveway. In between, tons of errands. At least I should be too busy to eat!

Rhonda, we use Terminix for ants. We used nothing when we first moved in and then the third year we were infested with flying aunts....NOT good! Terminix sprays and puts traps down every 3 months and we've seen nary an ant since then. I hate the poison but hate the ants worse. Hope you find a resolution.

Waving at the rest of you....Sandra, Pam, Nancy, Mary Ann...hoping you all have easy on program weeks.

beach bum
05-07-2012, 01:05 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Went out to the bank and now I'm looking for whiskey barrels for my tomato plants. The ones I had for 15 years, are now breaking and I can't use them for my plants.

Had a great time with my choir friends yesterday at Eli's.Going to take a walk this afternoon around my neighborhood as for the rest of the week a they predicting rain.

Have to start my check list for my trip,of things I'm going to wear along with cameras & other essentials.

RHONDA-Thanks for the new pages,speaking about packing I have to make a check list of the things I will bring on my trip.Some how we all over pack. In my case have no idea what kind of temps & weather they are having over in the Medgujorji area. So I have to pack both[long sleeve and short sleeve] just bring pants or jeans.

VICKIE-Hope that they will honor your warantee on your bath tub. Wonderful what happen to make it crack???

Have to start dinner,and than go out again to see if I can find a whiskey barrel for my new tomato plants.

05-07-2012, 02:51 PM
Checking in quickly..

Time for a new list for the next few weeks..I tried to set Yard,House,Errand,PaperWork Time but I do better just
going with my mood. If I have a master list I just pick what I am in the mood to work on..Hoping to get more house stuff done this month and work in a month or so.

Also decided I need a "personal" list, since lists work for me ..Stuff like exercise, biking, fun stuff

05-07-2012, 10:25 PM
Rhonda, thank you for the new pages. You did have a full weekend. We did, too. You're right. I need to relax more about having company. Curtis tells me I worry too much. (So did you.) You're right. I need to just go with the flow.
I was talking with my good friend this afternoon. She told me she's a lot like I am. She went to a women's retreat this last weekend because her husband talked her into it. Okay. I will work on myself.

Nancy, a personal check list would be good. I like that idea.

Maryann, good luck with your packing.

05-08-2012, 09:49 AM
Good Morning Chicks!

We all need to work on being more relaxed and better to ourselves....especially since we create stress and then eat it! NOT good.

I was busy but productive yesterday and ate Chipotle bowl yesterday. Not to bad, except for those darned chips. Got all my errands done and today will be spent waiting for the stupid bathroom people to come repair my tub plumbing.

Light and love to you all!

beach bum
05-08-2012, 11:46 AM
Good Morning ladies:)

Looks like It going to sprinkle on and off today and for the rest of the week so I guess I will have to exercise indoors. I waiting for the cesspool man to empty our septic tank.Its two years since we put a new one in and according to the company we need to check it out every two years.

NANCY-I'm into lists also,I have a desk calendar on my kitchen table where Leo used to sit and there is where I have all sorts of list,bills that I have to pay and my ledger book. I have told several woman to used this system,as it easy to see what has to be done,and easy to check off.

SANDRA-Thanks I will have to start washing my clothes and than decide of what i will take along and put it down on my check list. One of my friends say that she not bring her cell phone just her camera so I will be doing the same. The reason overseas you have to worry about different current adapters.

VICKIE-TG is the plumbing and not a crack in the tub, like i first thought it was. I agree we all need to relax as stress does lead to unwanted eating.

Have a great day

05-08-2012, 06:56 PM
Vickie, did the repair men come and fix the leak? Your chipotle bowl sounds good to me. Curtis and I ate at Subway today after WI.

Maryann, how long will you be away? Will you be traveling a lot or be stationary once you get there?

I lost 2.8 lbs at WI. That means I am a little more than I had gained the last 2 weeks. I'm a happy camper. :D

05-08-2012, 10:22 PM
Sandra, congrats! And, yes, just go with the flow and have fun.

Nancy, I have to do work as the mood strikes me too. I think general lists are a good idea, and I should make them :)

I haven't been doing the elliptical lately because I was worried about hurting my legs before tap performances. But, this week, back at it.

I'm quite tired--not sleeping well the last two nights. Maybe I'll get better rest tonight.

05-09-2012, 12:10 AM
I'm back home.

Sandra, congrats on dropping those excess pounds.

Rhonda, hope you get some rest tonight. I'll be happy to be in my own bed tonight.

Maryann, you going on a trip?

I'm tired, see you tomorrow.

05-09-2012, 12:23 AM
Rhonda and Pam, get some rest tonight.

05-09-2012, 08:15 AM
I went to sleep around 11:30 and woke up at 4:30 again. :(

I'm glad to have a very quiet day ahead of me. I'll go to the gym and maybe work in the yard a bit. But, I read that there are more venomous snakes around this year because of our weather. I better get some gardening boots; I've got good gloves. Watch out Sandra! :eek:

We ate Mexican food last night at one of our favorite places and today I've got to be moderate!

05-09-2012, 10:16 AM
Good Morning Chicks!

SANDRA.....GREAT job and HUGE congratulations!!!!

Rhonda, be careful. We just have garden snakes here and they scare me! Are you worried about something? I have to work really hard not to think about anything if I get up to use the washroom in the middle of the night or else I'm wide awake. I'd recommend some warm vanilla milk before bed tonight. Remember I used to warm about 8 ozs of skim in the microwave and then add about an 1/8 of a teaspoon of vanilla with a bit of splenda, I'd drink it before bed and it was a yummy way to get milks in without hardly any calories. PLUS, it helped me sleep.

Pam...hope you enjoyed your own bed. How are you?

Nancy.....what's up GF?!

Mary Ann, are you going on another trip? I must have missed something.

Mother's Day is Sunday so I'm guessing your all be celebrating with your families? I'm fairly certain that Brodie has nothing planned for me.

Theoretically, our leak is fixed. The connections to the p trap and to the overflow were loose. They claim that hot water can make the connections get loose but in 56 years, I have never heard this. I'm going to ask my regular plumber when I see him next. Which will be soon. Did I ever tell you all how I messed up my kitchen faucet? Sigh.....and no one to blame but me.

Today is a regular eye Doctor appointment for Jim. He goes to see the specialist once a year because he has diabetes. This, of course, is in addition to the regular eye doctor. I have to drive him since he'll be dilated.

Have a great day.

05-09-2012, 11:33 AM
Rhonda, we've already had 2 snakes. Thank you for the head's up. We had one day before yesterday that got away. That's scarey. We have a guy coming Monday to weed the long bed out back. We're still leaving the square bed for the rabbits. Speaking of which, we saw a smaller one this morning. Guess there's a new batch, bunch, litter, whatever it's called.

That's good advice about the milk. A lady from church said her father eats a banana and drinks a glass of milk shortly before bedtime and he sleeps like a log.

Vickie, I never heard of that before either. Interesting. I hope Jim gets a good report today.

We're off to Ladies' Bible Class in a few minutes. Well, I am. Curtis will be meeting a friend at the local archery shop. And speaking of that--the local is building a huge new facility that will have a nice indoor shooting range. We're excited about that. That will help get us away from home more. We'll do a lot of our training there with other folks. Life is good!

Have a Wickedly Wonderful Wednesday!

beach bum
05-09-2012, 12:54 PM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Raining Cats & Dogs And Will Do So Until Tomorrow Morning,but Of Course We Need The Rain. Nothing New, I Lost 1lb And Hopefully Will Hold That Lose Until Saturdays W-i.

SANDRA-I'll Be Away For 10 Days May 27=June 7. Other Than Medjugorje We Will Be Going Around To Other Locations Close By. One Of The Other Communities Will Be Cencolo. I'm Trying To Write A Check List Of Clothes I Might Be Wearing,they Told Us That We Need Long & Short Sleeve Tops And A Few Pants As I Don't Want To Wear Shorts In The Churches Or Shrines.

PAM-yes I 'm Going With My Church Group To Medgujorji For A Pilgramage Where Our Blessed Mother Is Appearing Several Times There.

VICKIE-the Last Long Trip I Went On Was When Leo Is Still Here,and I Thought I Never Go On Any Long Trip Again Without Him,but Than My Church Had A Brochure About This Trip To Medjugorje And I Thought Why Not. So It Going To Be Exciting As Now I Have To Look Out For Myself Making Sure I Have My Passport And Plane Tickets And Don't Get Lost. Noon Mothers Day I Will Be All Alone As My Friend Have There Families Up Here I Don't Mine Are All In Ny. Going To Have A Nice Meal And Than Watch A Good Movie On Tv.

Have A Great Day

05-09-2012, 12:55 PM
Morning chicks.

Was good to be back in bed. I slept great. Only gained one pound while gone. Not bad considering what I ate, lol.

Sandra, we used to see so many rabbits, and they are rare these days. I don't know if the coyotes are eating them or my daughters cats have them scared to come around. We have snakes here too. Copperhead and rattlers.

Called dr. about dh's colonscopy. Not cancer but the ones that turn to cancer. Originally told him to have another in 3 yrs, but now says 2 yrs for next colonoscopy. Better safe than sorry.

Have a great day.

05-09-2012, 12:57 PM
Maryann, we were posting at the same time. I hope you enjoy your trip. Good for you, taking the plunge and going alone.

05-09-2012, 01:32 PM
I am just doing the same as ever..working on this house.

I think in a few weeks I will be done with my house list and then it will be painted in June..Then I am undecided about just going to work and selling next spring or listing..Going back & forth on that..Moving is a hassle, but having that over with would be nive once its done. The house won't be so hard once the repairs are done..I will have to decide by mid June ..

Marann..trip sounds fun..good for you for being that brave..

I don't see rabbits like I used to either, but heard 2 owls last night..Maybe its the coyotes & owls..

05-09-2012, 05:32 PM
Oh yes, I know the warm milk, with vanilla and Splenda approach. I often do that.

I went back to bed about 6:30 and slept another 3 hours. I've been working in the snakes of any kind.

Now, I'm going to clean up and go block walking for my candidate for mayor. The election is Saturday.

05-09-2012, 07:15 PM
Just came in from pruning rosebushes. I didn't see any snakes either. Thank goodness!

Maryann, you're going to enjoy your trip. I'm glad you're getting to go.

Nancy, you're getting a lot done. Did you start your personal list? Just wondering.

Rhonda, aren't you loving this cool weather. This is wonderful!

Pam, kudos on just gaining 1 pound while away. That's an accomplishment for sure.

I need to go to etools and log in what I've eaten today. Then I'm going to see if today's Dr. Oz recipes are posted yet. Some of them on his show today looked delicious. (oven-fried carrots for one)

Catch you later.

05-09-2012, 08:38 PM
so speaking of critters.....our bedroom window faces the back yard where there is a French drain. The other day I saw a head poke out of the drain and I grabbed the binoculars, hoping to see a rabbit or groundhog. I saw the cute little ears, but the long, hairless tail was a dead giveaway! A RAT! Now, I really don't get freaked; I had a rat colony when I was a graduate student, and I studied them. But, DH hates them with a passion. I almost didn't tell him, but I did so that he would be more likely to leave the outside doors to the screened-in porch closed. :)

05-09-2012, 08:49 PM
Rhonda, it's amazing how fuzzy tailed critters get a better rap than hairless tailed ones.

05-10-2012, 01:06 AM
I know! They're all rodents. It must be the plague thing.

05-10-2012, 01:24 AM
Pam..those results are worrisome, good DH had the test. Are you rested??

Rhonda..yikes..are you going to try to kill it ? We have a new type animal around here with yellow teeth..Forgot the name, but it looks like a rat.

Maryann..I think I should find a church trip like you did..You will have a blast.

Vickie..glad your tub is fixed..What is the next big project. Mine is to paint a stucco wall near the pool. Its stained and I can't wait for it to look better.

Sandra..I should check Dr Oz recipes out too.. I am losing weight with the wheat free diet and I feel better too. Less achy & sleeping better. I did a "non house related list" I have worked so hard on the house that it's crowded out other things I want to do. I will share my list soon...Working on the house has kept me fairly isolated , so other things will be good for me.

Went to the movies with my cousin and the new guy she is dating. We saw Hunger Games which I had already seen but I wanted to meet this guy because she seems to really like him. Walking in the theater was wierd because he held all the doors for her and I thought I would go in after my cousin but he darted in front of me to be behind my cousin ..Then going down the narrow hallway he passed me to be beside my cousin. I am used to a guy holding the door for both & letting both walk in front when entering a place. But he seemed nice enough and I am sure he was just making sure he was helping her..

I think I have decided to wait til Spring to sell my house. I have put alot of thought into it and this will give me some time now to focus on other things that will be good for me and still do a few house projects this year without the time pressure. As soon as I decided I felt a load of stress being taken off.
I can focus on adjusting to a new job, visiting out of state relatives , finding a church, some fun hobbies, and maybe go ahead and get a puppy. By next spring I should be more organized , have the house in tip top shape and know more about where I want to move. I have been worried about maintaining this house but I have maintained it and improved it this year..

Off to bed..I am reading Wheat Belly and it puts me to sleep fast ;)

beach bum
05-10-2012, 01:13 PM
Good Morning Ladies:)

What a rain we had last night the ground was soaked when going out this morning.Hopefully it will be nice over the Mother's Day Weekend.

Nothing new except,just got off the phone with Mary trying to solve the worlds problems,and than meeting Rita for lunch.

PAM-Thanks,You would think I would have been packed already but I didn't even start with my check list, I'm excited but yet I'm scared . Does that make sense. I will get something done this weekend.

NANCY-Thanks, I have to start getting clothes ready to be packed,but we are going to have another meeting on 5/19 with the tour guilds to get our airline tickets and intinary,so once i get them I will be ok.My church had a trip to Rome last year,but I didn't get my act together in time. So this time around I made up my mind quickly.

SANDRA-Thanks,I guess I'm getting a little nervous about the trip.My Leo used to plan everything and now it just me,so much to think about. [[MAKE SURE I DON'T FORGET MY AIRLINE TICKET ,PASSPORT ,CAMERA, MONEY, EUROS,ETC ETC ETC]]

Have to go and get ready to meet my friend Rita Have a great day

05-10-2012, 02:20 PM
Kill it!? No, I'm not going to kill it. I can hardly stand to kill ants, roaches and spiders.

05-10-2012, 03:51 PM
Rhonda, you have such a tender heart.

Maryann, you will do fine. Just make you a list and check it at each stop. We used to do that when we were traveling to compete with school plays. Couldn't take the chance of showing up without necessary props/costumes.

Nancy, you are wise. Making that decision was the best thing you've done for yourself lately. I am glad you made it. How did you like Hunger Games? I have read all 3 books and have seen the movie twice. I'd actually like to see it again. I really got into the books. The next movie should be out sometime in 13. I'm thinking Fall.

Pam, I'm also glad your DH had the test. Do you have yours scheduled yet? I'm thinking you had cancelled it earlier unless I'm mistaken.

I cleaned my closet this morning. Then I fed the potted plants. A gf is coming to shoot after 4. Till then I'll do laundry and see what else needs to be done. I'm OP. Isn't that amazing?

05-10-2012, 09:40 PM
Sandra, I cancelled mine. I need to check when I go back to Florida to see when I had my last one. I think I have to wait 10 yrs. You fed your pot plants, lol. I had to read that twice. OP is a good thing.

I keep hearing about the Hunger Games. What is it about?

05-11-2012, 07:20 PM
Pam, The Hunger Games is set in the future. Check it out online. When you first hear about it, it sounds really bad. But they handle the Games well. It's not for everybody, but I like it.

05-11-2012, 07:43 PM
It's the day before city elections and I'm super busy. I'll be at the polls all day tomorrow too. This is not for the timid, I'll tell you that.

But, tonight my niece and her husband are coming for dinner and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm serving chicken breasts cooked with peanut butter and Rotel (spicy tomatoes and green chiles), with a broccoli and black rice casserole, and tomatoes, chick peas and avocado salad.

I plan to have a glass of wine too.

05-11-2012, 11:23 PM
Rhonda, you dinner sounds scrumptious. I could use some wine now myself. I came home from school exhausted today. No more subbing for me till the 22nd. Hope you have a good day tomorrow.

05-11-2012, 11:35 PM
The dinner was quite good. I didn't use chick peas in the salad, but parsley instead. DH was funny. He said "That meal was really good; you surprised me." :) He doesn't like chicken unless it's fried, and the broccoli rice casserole didn't sound good to him (no cheese!). But, both were good really.

Men! ;)

05-12-2012, 02:34 AM
sounded good to me. Any leftovers?

05-12-2012, 08:29 AM
Yes, some leftovers! The rice was scrumtious. It was "black and mahogany" packaged by Lunenfield. I had never made it before.

Off to the polls! :wave:

05-12-2012, 11:09 AM
Thursday I saw a beautiful dog online that was at a shelter near the beach. I decided to go take a look at him and loved him ..So I brought him home !!!
He is adjusting and has been to the vet already.
He is a sweetheart but needs some work on his manners..My cousin & I took him to the Va land yesterday and he jumped the seats into our drinks..

I have a 2 hour drive today to a friend's sons wedding. Would prefer a lazy day.

Will post a picture when I figure out how ...

beach bum
05-12-2012, 03:19 PM
Hi Ladies:)

What a beautiful day up in the 60's for us. I went to to the cemetery this morning a brought Leo a small statue of 3 blue birds a daddy a mommy and a baby. Than I went to a bakery and got a apple pie and pecan Danish ring and vanilla ice cream for Rita & I to celebrate tomorrow's Mother Day,as we both are going to be alone,I thought it would be nice to celebrate together.

Maryann, you will do fine. Just make you a list and check it at each stop. We used to do that when we were traveling to compete with school plays. Couldn't take the chance of showing up without necessary props/costumes.

SANDRA-Thanks I guess I'm just nervous ,doing everything on my own.Especially going all the way over to Europe.

It's the day before city elections and I'm super busy. I'll be at the polls all day tomorrow too. This is not for the timid, I'll tell you that.

RHONDA-We have our local elections this Tues. about the local newspaper to read what the candidates are all about before I vote for them.

Thursday I saw a beautiful dog online that was at a shelter near the beach. I decided to go take a look at him and loved him ..So I brought him home !!!
He is adjusting and has been to the vet already.
He is a sweetheart but needs some work on his manners..My cousin & I took him to the Va land yesterday and he jumped the seats into our drinks..

NANCY-Glad that your happy in find a dog to keep you company.What kind of a dog is he???????? I hope not a Shepherd as there are very hard to retrain. Did that,where there etc. Never buy another pet again,as I like to travel and it won't be fare to the animal.

Have a great day

05-12-2012, 06:26 PM
Nancy, what did you name your pup? I'm so glad you were able to get him. Makes me smile.

Maryann, apple pie and apple danish sound good to me.

Rhonda, you're probably a busy chickie right now. Hope all goes well. Doyle must have been impressed with dinner. That's good. That also makes me smile.

Vickie, that photo of your mother is beautiful. Thank you for posting it on FB.

Pam, :wave:

What are you all doing for Mother's Day? We'll be going to church then out to lunch.

I am making some oven-fried carrots. I'll let you know how they turn out. (Saw them on Dr. Oz)

05-13-2012, 01:06 AM
Glad to hear you got your pup, Nancy. candidate did a great job of challenging the incumbent mayor and there will be a run-off!! :woohoo:

05-13-2012, 11:02 AM
Happy Mother's Day

05-13-2012, 11:08 AM
Yes, Happy Mother's Day to all. :grouphug:

05-13-2012, 04:03 PM
Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers and all who are Motherly.

05-14-2012, 12:33 AM
Happy Mother's Day, y'all!

It's official, I have gained back every pound I lost since joining you here. I feel so fat and gross! During the day, I do pretty well, and at night I eat like a pig. I need an intervention! I look like crap, my clothes don't fit, blah, blah, blah!!!!! On top of eating like a maniac, I am not exercising. The docs finally diagnosed my hip pain as a chronic tear in one of the muscles with chronic bursitis and tendonitis. I have been in PT off and on since November. What's a girl to do? I think I quit posting because I was tired of hearing myself whine about my weight. I know I need to get back here with y'all, so someone can talk some sense into me. Maybe some words of wisdom from my chicks will be just what I need to get me on the right track. I have missed you all and hope you will let me come back. :(

05-14-2012, 12:47 AM
Welcome back, Sloan. You did the right thing coming back. We are all in this together. And we never give up on ourselves or on each other. You are a beautiful woman. Coming back here is a major first step. Now what is your second step? Are you going to do CORE or do you have something else in mind? Whatever you choose, you will be successful.

Now how's that for a peptalk? It's so good to have you back. We need you!

05-14-2012, 01:46 AM
Sloan, DITTO to what Sandra said.

Welcome back. :hug:

05-14-2012, 07:46 AM
Awesome pep talk! Thanks Sandra and Rhonda!! I keep thinking core is the way to go, and I need to get plannin'. I know that is key for me. I have always done better when my pantry is stocked with core foods, and I have some things pre cooked and in the freezer.

So glad to be back, you chicks are awesome!!!