Support Groups - June Thread for the Worldly Chicks




happy2bme
06-01-2012, 11:02 AM
Well ladies, my computer says we've rolled to a new month. I have to admit I am not in the right mindset for snappy thread titles so this one's kind of generic. We'll see at the end of the month what effect, if any this has on our all around well being.

Here's May's thread if you want to go back and check anything. (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/support-groups/258089-may-madness-mellowness-meliness-worldly-chicks-6.html)


upswife
06-01-2012, 01:42 PM
Good Afternoon! Today the kids had their last day of school and for the first time ever my girls came home crying. DS came in the house all excited that school was over and the girls came in DD1 kept saying “I don’t want to leave” (last year at that school) And DD2 I think was crying because her older sister was. So weird…they went to school all excited to be getting out for the summer. Not much is going on here for me…Just trying to get my footing back after my slip up. Doing ok for now, but craving sweets. I have to work all weekend so nothing is going on. DH and the kiddies are going to a house warming BBQ for a friend on Saturday, but since I have to work late I am not going to be able to attend. Bummer, but easier food choices.

Laura~this weather is driving me mad. I can’t believe how cool it got. The kids were all wearing sweatshirts. With all the rain yesterday were you able to ride your bike back home? Hope your glasses are done so you only have to make one trip to the eye doctor to pick them up.

Annie~Congrats to Curtis on the new job. The fish fry sounded so yummy. Too bad gas is so expensive right now, I would have come down and helped eat it all!!

Michelle~be careful with the dizziness. Try to get some rest over the weekend. Good job with sending out the resumes! Hopefully something good will come out of this!

Ceejay~Good for you writing it all your food down. I love bread too, all types. That is way too often my down fall. This time around I have been limiting my carbs and it really has made a difference in the calorie counts.

Happy~I hate pics of myself too. It’s only years later and I go…Wow look at how great I looked. Take it one day at a time and be happy for the little things…Like all your wildlife!!! ROFL

Shad~Hope you feel better soon. How did the shopping trip go? Did you buy enough? Hope this week of training is better than the last.
OK, off to eat lunch. If I don’t post know I am still with you…just have to try to fit it in over the work weekends!!

Laura705
06-01-2012, 03:22 PM
Afternoon all. Happy Friday!! I stayed at work a bit later yesterday so I will leave a bit earlier today.

Happy - Thanks for setting up the new thread. I can't believe how quickly May went!! Let's see how the no-nonsense thread title works. :D

Ellen - LOL re the reactions to the last day of school! I can certainly see DD1 being upset and probably anxious at the prospect of a new school. Poor thing! I went to a K-8 parochial school, so I didn't have any trauma over moving to a middle school. Even high school wasn't very traumatic because so many from grade school went there, and it wasn't a big school. Re the weather - yeh, it sure got chilly - bf turned on the furnace!! I might have tried to tough it out if it was my choice... Yes, it was sprinkling just a wee bit when I got off the train, so I rode the bike home - it's only 6 blocks, so no biggie. But I have to say that my hands were cold by the time I got home!

Hellos to everyone! Hope you all have or are already having a good weekend. :)
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Well, this week's food hasn't been nearly as OP as the past couple weeks were, but I'm still logging it, so I'm well aware of the damage! I'll keep at it.

Last night while eating dinner I noticed one side of my upper lip was swollen, and it looked like a blister. Bf said it might be a cold sore. I hadn't had any tingling to warn me, which is what he said he gets before he gets one every once in a blue moon. I've never had a cold sore and sure don't want one. Well, it was gone when I woke up this morning, and I was relieved. But then this morning at the office I felt the tingling in the same spot. Uh oh. Really don't want to start getting cold sores!! Maybe it was just having had this cold that lowered my immunity and is causing it... I iced it for a bit and we'll see what happens.

So I forgot to phone the eye doc yesterday re my glasses, but they phoned me this morning to say they're ready - yay! I'll go pick up both my contacts and glasses tomorrow morning.

No plans this weekend except to try some planting. It wasn't raining at lunch time, but it's not sunny and warm either. Hope the soil isn't too soggy to dig in.

Okay, back to work now.


happy2bme
06-01-2012, 03:38 PM
Hard to believe it's time to change the calendar again. Is time going by as quickly for you too, or is it just me? It was 28 degrees last night when I went to bed. Good thing we thought ahead on how to protect the garden and flowers. One more chilly night tonight and then it's supposed to stay in the 50's at night which is good for sleeping.

I'm not going to launch into a bunch of "I'm gonna do this or that for June..." because I'm just not into that. Will just say right now I want to make some small changes that I hope pay off come next month.

Yesterday DH decided to go to Famous Dave's - a bbq joint out here because on Thursday's they have southern fried chicken he likes so much. Turns out they changed the menu - maybe for summer - and instead of all you can eat, it's just a regular meal. He had that and enjoyed it. So much bothers my stomach lately - including BBQ "smoke" flavoring as well as fats and such. I decided to have their grilled salmon with steamed broccoli and grilled pineapple wedges. It was a low calorie / low fat meal and I have to say I really, REALLY enjoyed it.

You were talking about the bar of soap in bed helping the leg cramps. I have heard that works but I'm not sure for what conditions. DH tried it and it didn't do anything - perhaps it works if you have a potassium deficiency but not if you have bad discs in your back :dizzy: Guess it's worth a try anyway...

Well it looks as if once again, I started something hours back, walked away and forgot it...

Laura - sorry your lunch was a bit of a downer. Sometimes it's like that - good to commiserate and now that everyone's vented you can look forward to a better day as you say. I'm glad you got a piece of your project done - I know how that feels.

Ellen - hope all's good with the kids and you won the food battle.

Mel - a new day a new :hug: for you. Wishing you well...

Shad - by now you should be just about waking up to the weekend. Hope the sun comes out so you can get outside for a bit.

Annie - safe travels - was it today that you went off to the seminar? Hope it's interesting. You new firepit sounds just gorgeous.

Michelle - sending good vibes for the job search. Don't overtax yourself this weekend.

Hi Ceejay and Patty :wave:

ceejay52
06-01-2012, 05:08 PM
Happy
I'm jealous of the Famous Dave food. We ate there when we were in Branson, MO. Very good food but too much of it. Thanks for starting the June thread.

Ellen
Different emotions for every one when school is out. I always ran as fast as I could and never looked back. Summer was to short. You'll get back on track. Just one thing at a time.

Laura
It does make you feel good to have part of a large project done. I'm gonna start a personal one when I get back to work. I'm going to be working toward my class 1 waste water license.

Mel
How are you doing?

Annie
Safe travels this week end and enjoy the trip.

Michelle
Any news from those interviews?

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I've spent most of the day running errands. Went to the bank then to pay rent then I drove to Blytheville, Ar to go to Verizon wireless. My cell phone contract ran out and I wanted a new cell phone. I got an iphone. I think it's a droid but not really sure. I turned in one of my neighbors for not mowing their back lawn. The grass is waist high. They could be fined by the city.

upswife
06-02-2012, 09:31 AM
Good morning all! So even with being over calorie counts for the last 2 days I have managed to lose 2 more pounds, so I am happy about that. Work last night was really good. It does look like I will be moving desks this weekend, so let's hope that I get some time to do that.

My goal for this month is to continue writing down and tracking calories. I aslo want to get into a schedule of getting some type of exercise in 5 days a week.

Have to finish my coffee and get moving. Hope everyone has a great day!!!

MELODY525
06-02-2012, 10:34 AM
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MORNING CHICKS.
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:

MELODY525
06-02-2012, 11:13 AM
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The sun is trying so hard to pop thru in between storms.
Cooler temps are making me feel better but I am freezing! :brr:

I read all the posts and I am glad to hear you are all on the road to recovery. Sorry to make you all sick:rofl: Thank you for all the good thoughts. Just knowing you were all here meant a lot while in the horizontal position. Speaking of whicH....I had a laugh. The alarm man was here on a quick re-check cause we're still having medical alarm probs. He had to crawl over my bed to switch it on....we both cracked up! Only wish I had been in it!! I told the office Vic was in my bed but he was too fast for me and he got away!!!





HAPPY....SORRY TO HEAR MR BEAR IS BACK & HOPING FOR A HANDOUT??? HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR BEAR MEAT COOKED?? WELL DONE OR RARE???:lol3:
GLAD THE VISIT WAS A GOOD ONE AND ALSO HOPE YOUR GARDEN DOESN'T FREEZE!!! THANKS FOR STARTING THE NEW THREAD. I FINALLY REALIZED IT WAS JUNE AFTER I POSTED IN MAY!!! LOL
A GENERATOR IS A TRULY WONDERFUL THING!! NO LONGER A LUXURY ITEM....IT HAS BECOME A NECESSITY IN OUR AGE.




SHAD.....YOU MADE ME LAUGH & SIGH AT THE SAME TIME WITH THE CHINESE WHISPERS....AND MEN CAN BE WORSE GOSSIPS THAN WE WOMEN ARE!! AT LEAST WOMEN GET THEIR FACTS RIGHT!! ROFLMAZZ OFF. BUT MENS CHATTER IS MUCH MORE ENTICING TO LISTEN TO!!:belly: HOPE YOUR WEEKEND IS FILLED WITH DOWN TIME JUST FOR YOU:hug:




CEEJAY.....ARE YOU STAYING WITH THE AUNT & UNCLE AS WELL OR JUST THE RELATIVES?? GLAD YOU GOT OUT TO VOTE AND HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER TOO. HOW'S WORK?? HOPE NOT ANY LEAKY SITUATIONS!
PS: I KEEP A JOURNAL AND IT INCLUDES,: FOOD, MEDS, EXERCISE AND OTHER STUFF THAT COMES IN HANDY WHEN I TALK TO THE DR ALSO. IT KEEPS ME MINDFUL OF ALL I ATE THAT DAY TOO!! I CAN BE SUCH A PIG!!:lol3:




LAURA.....I AM GLAD TO SEE THE END OF THOSE PESKY SIT IN PEEPS. WHAT A MESS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN. IT'S ONE THING TO HAVE AN OPINION BUT I ALWAYS FEAR PEOPLE WILL BE HURT. SCARES THE CRAP OUT OF ME! GLAD YOU GOT TO & FROM WORK SAFELY. VERY HAPPY TO HEAR YOU SOLVED THE MISSING CHEESE MYSTERY!! IN A FEW WEEKS YOUR NOSE MIGHT HAVE FOUND IT ANYWAY!! BUT BETTER YOU THAN COAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!




ANNIE....HOW CUTE ARE THE FISH & CURTIS!! WAS HOPING FOR MORE PICS. KEEP TAKING THEM. WHAT A BABYSITTING WEEKEND YOU HAD!! BET THE MONEY MAN IS GROWING BY LEAPS & BOUNDS!! TIME FLIES. CONGRATULATIONS TO CURT FOR THE NEW JOB!! VERY GLAD TO HEAR THAT:hug:




MICHELLE....GOOD LUCK WITH ALL THE INTERVIEWS AND PRAYING THE RIGHT ONE OPENS THEIR DOORS FOR YOU. HOPE DH & DMIL CAN KEEP YOU GROUNDED....I WOULD BE A BIOTCH TOO IN YOUR PLACE...WAIT A MINUTE....I ALREADY AM!!!:witch:
HOPE DH CONTINUES TO IMPROVE.



PATTY.....WE ALMOST HAD INTERNET WOES HERE TOO. HOPE THE JOB GIVES YOU A FEW MINUTES THIS SUMMER TO GET OUT & ABOUT AND GET FRESH AIR AND TIME FOR YOURSELF:hug: BE MINDFUL OF TAKING GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF. LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO ME:lol3: :lol3:



ELLEN.....POOR YOU WITH THE SICK KIDS, JOBS AND HUBBY TO BOOT!!
ANOTHER ONE WHO BETTER TAKE GOOD CARE OF HERSELF :hug:
STAY WELL AND GET SOME YOURSELF VIT D IN THE SUNSHINE :sunny:

happy2bme
06-02-2012, 12:54 PM
Good morning ladies,

Happy Saturday.

Mel good to see you back. Loved (and missed) all your colorful graphics. Sorry you are not quite 100% but keep holding the fort down. Glad Mother Nature made it sort of rainy so that you can sleep and not feel like you are missing out on anything good. Just keep doing what you're doing and you'll get better. I love your new avatar.

Good going on the pounds down Ellen :high:

Ceejay - this is the first and original Famous Dave's out here. I like their corn muffins - there is some southern food that I miss. Hope they make that neighbor take care of the grass - I hate when people are lazy and neglectful.

Laura - hope that cold sore never materialized. I never had one either and it looks like it takes a long time to calm down and go away.

Hellos to the rest of the chicks - hope everyone has a good weekend.

Laura705
06-02-2012, 02:13 PM
Hi y'all. Quick post from the dealership. Car wouldn't start after I was done at the eye doc, so I got a jump from some kind folks at the eye dr office - an employee & a patient. Headed right over to the dealer in the area where bf had Arranged for a new battery to be installed. In the waiting area w cushy leather chairs. Still have errands to do & gardening, and lunch is soon. A friend invited me outfit tonite. Unsure about that since I've lost a lot of time with this battery thing...

Happy- I didn't know the orig famous dave's started up by you. Funny, the last couple times bf & I've had Fam. Dave's, we just had their soup & corn bread because we liked it so much

Mel - glad you rested all week & you're feeling better!!

Ellen - congrats on the loss!!

Ceejay - good to get the license & be more valuable to your employer.

Ok gotta run& pay

Shad
06-02-2012, 08:43 PM
Morning all,
Late and all as it is on a Sunday, I have come back from the dead. At least that is what I thought it was. Same as previous but this time came on in a big hurry and with a sore throat. So back to the day/ night pills and the inhalers and the lemsip drinks. It's moving but slowly.

Weather is lousy. Raining, cool, slippery out there. Can't do much except shop. And I did much of that yesterday. Tried to find a laundrette, found it on the 'net but couldn't find it on the physical street. By the time I did find it, they were about to close. Maybe I need to go out and get myself some new work pants. I've hand washed my stuff this morning, but have great doubts that it will dry. Maybe have to iron it dry. What a pain.

Anyway, I need to go out to get gas so will do that and then check out the shops for coffee, tea and a couple of other things that I prefer to drink rather than what the company provides.

MELODY525
06-03-2012, 07:00 AM
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:cofdate: MORNING CHICKLETTES OF THE WORLD

NOTHING MUCH TO REPORT HERE.
QUIET DAY. GOOD WEATHER. LOTS OF REST.
HOPE ALL OF YOU HAD SOME OF THE SAME:hug:



HAPPY....YOUR AVATAR MAKES ME SMILE!! :D
HAS IT WARMED UP A BIT YET?? WEIRD WEATHER ACROSS THE ENTIRE NATION.
CAN'T BELIEVE WE'RE GETTING FROST WARNINGS IN SO MANY PLACES. :brr:




CEEJAY....GOOD TO HEAR ABOUT THE LICENSE.:cheers:
SHAME ON THE NEIGHBORS. THAT KIND OF GRASS BREEDS MOSQUITOS!!
HOPE THE TOWN GET'S AFTER THEM TO MOW IT.




LAURA......HOPE THE CAR GT FIXED AND ALL IS WELL.
YOU WERE CERTAINLY BUSY BEE THIS WEEKEND!!
ENJOY THE DAY TODAY.




SHAD.....SORRY TO HEAR HOW ILL YOU HAVE BEEN :hug:
HOPE YOU WILL BE FEELING MUCH BETTER AS THE WEEK PROGRESSES:getwell:
IS IT SAFE FLYING AROUND WITH ALL THAT CONGESTION?? BE CAREFUL!!
WERE THE PANTS DRIED???
BUY MORE NOW AND YOU CAN ALWAYS CUT THEM DOWN TO SHORTS WHEN YOU RETIRE!!!:beach:

upswife
06-03-2012, 07:36 AM
Morning all! I've been up for over an hour and my alarm was not set to go off for another 20 minutes. :( Not sure what is going on, I didn't even go to bed early...I will just be super tired later. I have my 12 hr day today. Hoping we make it thru it. I have to finish moving desks, but that should not take me long. I will try to come back later and post some personals.

Luv and Hugs!!

happy2bme
06-03-2012, 11:56 AM
Good morning chicks,

Sunny day here. Took my coffee on the patio. There are lots of yellow swallowtail butterflies, most of which have exhausted whatever pollen is in the lone lantana plant, but they keep going back there. I will have to go into town and see if they have another one since only the bees (4 varieties of them) like my other flower selections. The driveway is half sand, half cement and there is a parade of dragonflies :df: dancing over the sandy part of the driveway, back and forth, forth and back, dancing in zigzags and circles in the sunlight. I know they are bug catchers but for the life of me, can't understand what's over the driveway as opposed to what I would think was better hunting over the lawn. Perhaps DH mowed the good stuff away yesterday. When we came home yesterday a lone turkey was mucking through the weeds along the road. DH felt so bad, he really wants to start feeding them again but we can't so I hope there are lots of bugs in the weeds for the turkeys. I do like Yoplait brand yogurt as it's one of the few that does not contain artificial sugar substitutes for sweetening, but the sugar sweetened one has become too sweet even for me. They came out with a new line of Greek yogurts (twice the protein) and I have been trying in vain to get my hands on the coconut flavor. Finally saw it at the store yesterday and snatched up 2 packs. It's half the sugar and calories of it's older counterpart. Reminds me more of the traditional yogurt - the sort of sour, thick stuff which is true yogurt before they started thinning it out and adding lots of sugars and flavors to appeal to the American palate. Did I mention that I did not at all like the yogurts of the 70's :lol: Anyway since this is tart, I added some big fresh blueberries I picked up yesterday as well as chopping up a tart but juicy peach and added a handful of a granola like cereal for a bit of crunch and texture - it had dates, raisins and nuts so I got more of that good stuff too. Not bad I must say, especially when enjoyed with coffee on the deck. It's just that there's ALOT of buzzing out there from the various insects so you have to drown that out.

Last night we grilled up boneless pork chops, fresh pineapple, steamed brocolli and since DH wanted pork and beans and I did not, I chopped a few potatoes, added some onion (which he hates) and a bit of fresh parsley and dill from my garden. Popped it in the oven and had the exhaust fan on which carried the smell into the yard. DH said I know you are cooking onions but DARN that smells REALLY good. It was a very nice meal. Going to mostly be eating protein from the freezer as I have to use up some of that stuff. I hope my fresh produce from last week's shopping trip will carry us through the week. We have to start watching our money a bit more closely going forward now that we have to pay for health insurance with a carrier I am not too happy about at that.

I worked a half day on the museum stuff, at this point I just want to be done with it as it's very time consuming and tedious and it feels like I will never get done with it. I also have to plant my herbs into pots. My cousins are getting together later this afternoon for burgers and Bloody Marys at a local bar but I haven't decided if I want to go yet. And that's all that's happening in my corner of the world.

Ellen - sometimes we just wake up early for no obvious reason. As you say tho, then at some point we peter out and want a nap. Hope you can get through a long work day.

Mel - glad you got some decent weather. Yep, it looks like maybe :crossed: we are out of the frost danger for good. Someone was saying that up this way you have to wait until the first full moon in June to put your garden in and we're about there right now. It gets downright cold overnight but warms up so quickly once the sun comes out. It was 53 when DH got up at 7 and 4 hours later it's almost 80 degrees. You would very much like it on the deck here - we can put you under the patio umbrella if the sun is too much for you. Or park you in the gazebo if the buzzing of the flies and bees is too much for you - don't want to wear your arm out swatting :lol: You can still get a good view of the goldfinches and hummingbirds from in there. But you are right, weather has been rather wierd this year. El Nina, Mayan Calendar, Global Warming :dunno:

Shad - I will never forget getting unexpectedly stuck overnight while travelling on business and having to dry our panties with a hair dryer. The feel of damp inseams on pants is not a good one :yikes: You need lightweight garments that pack and dry well which is difficult when winter sets in on your side of the world. Glad that you at least had a local chemist to get some things to help the cold symptoms. :hug: and a warm mug of lemon honey tea :coffee:

Laura - was it the wild rice soup or the potato soup? I was looking at that myself and would welcome a recommendation. Bummer on having to put money out for the car - glad you were at least in a place where you could get some help rather than parked at the woods taking a bike ride! Did you wind up getting out last night?

DH is pestering me to water the garden (I think he's watering too much and don't want to grow a fungus here) so I'd better get out and in front of him. Have a good Sunday ladies - hellos to all Worldly Chicks. :wave:

ceejay52
06-03-2012, 06:35 PM
good afternoon.

Ellen
Congrats on the two extra pounds lost. You are doing well.

Laura
At least there were a couple of good people who were willing to help you. I panic in situations like that. How is your cold?

Mel
Glad you feel well enough to come and talk. Don't blame you for not working the election. Take care of yourself.

Happy
Have you seen the bear any more?

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Speaking of bears, my aunt came inside with her grand daughter last night and announced they saw a fox in the back yard. Their back yard backs up against a wooded area. They've already killed two copper head snakes.

I tried to help my uncle with his new computer but I couldn't make him understand that the two programs were not compatible. He wanted to bring one page of a folder over to the new program for one sentence. I told him it would be easier if I sat and typed it for him. I did. Today his Quicken program was off. I told him I didn't know how that operated and I needed to go home. My brain was tired from last night. I'm exhausted mentally and physically. I felt like he was trying to blame me for it but I didn't touch it. I don't like working on some one else computer for that reason.
I'm still getting used to the new Smart phone I bought the other day.
Had a good lunch with the uncles Saturday.

MELODY525
06-04-2012, 06:45 AM
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MORNING CHICKS.
I KEEP SINGING RAIN RAIN GO AWAY BUT NOTHING HAPPENS.
MIGHT AS WELL GET MY BUTT INTOP THE LAUNDRY ROOM EARLY.
I MIGHT EVEN BEAT THE AUDITORS COMING.
I'LL PUT THE ELECTION SIGNS NEEDED FOR TOMORROW AFTER THE OFFICE CLOSES.
THIS WAY NO ONE SEES ME....OUTTA SIGHT....OUTTA MIND:rofl:
NOTHING NEW HERE. STILL RESTING:beach:
HAVE A GREAT DAY:encore:





HAPPY.....YOU DESCRIBE THE OUTDOORS SO WELL THAT I FEEL I AM THERE SITTING NEXT TO YOU:hug:
I AGREE ON THE YOGURT AND NOW BUY THE PLAIN AND ADD MY OWN FRUIT AND GRANOLA WHEN I WANT IT.
MUCH TOO SWEET NOW. THE DINNER SOUNDED GREAT AND ESPECIALLY THE POTATOES IN THE OVEN :hun: YUM!
GOOD HEALTH DOESN'T COME CHEAP AT ALL THESE DAYS.. SORRY THE BILLS ARE SO HIGH.




ELLEN.....HOPE YOU SURVIVED THE 12 HOUR DAY :hug:




CEEJAY......GLAD THE LUNCHEON WAS GOOD WITH THE UNCLES.
I CAN IMAGINE THE UNCLE AND HIS QUICKEN PROGRAM.
THEY JUST LOVE TO BLAME SOMEONE. SENDING YOU A :hug:
SNAKES?!?!?!? :yikes: YIKES!!!

annie175
06-04-2012, 09:10 AM
Good, Sleepy, Tired Morning All Ya'll.....

Let's see....Got up on Friday at 5 am. Went with C for his drug test. Breakfast at Pappas Pancake House, it is a hole in the wall and been there for a zillion years but have the best pancakes in the WWW. Off to Wally world for groceries etc. Home, cleaned house, made two cheeseballs, one for home, one for St. Louis. Then made a meat and cheese platter, fried rice, potato salad, dip for chips, banana pudding for C's daughter's gradauation get-together at our house while I was in St. Louis. Headed for SL at 4 pm arrived 9 pm, took 5 hours as had to make a few extra stops for lil man. Stayed up til 2pm helping BF get ready for baby shower for Godbabe. Last person left at 9 pm. BF and I stayed up til 1 am cleaning the joint up. Up at 5 am. Headed for home at 11am arrived home at 4 pm yesterday. C put his arms around me and I just started bawling like a baby. I was tired, worn out, forgot to take my meds with me, just exhausted. He put the lazy boy lounge chair out in back yard, sat me down, fixed me some iced tea and I watched him work on the benches. Went to bed at 8pm. Slept til 6 am and feel pretty good now. Shuwweeeee! We fixed the cutest lil cupcakes for the shower. Yellow cupcakes with white icing, then two choc chips for the eyes and a real pacifier for the mouth. Too darn cute. We made meatballs with the chili sauce/grape jelly goo in the crockpot. Carved a watermelon to look like a baby carriage and then cut up all kinds of fruit to put in it. YUM. The theme of the party was girraffe's.

ELLEN...congrats on the 2lb down...even tho you may have eaten more than you wanted, it could be that you got enough movement to burn the extra calories.

HAPPY...I do not care for the smokie taste of thing either. You would think with all the hot, spicy food stuff I do like that the smokie thing wouldn't bother me...

CEEG...goodluck with the new IPhone and have fun with it.

MELLIE...glad you are feeling a bit better but does not sound like you are out of the woods yet. Stay peaceful in your apartment.

SHADDIE...I think I have said it before...my mom taught me if it doesn't come out of the dryer looking great, it goes in the trash, I think I iron something one a year and then only when I HAVE to.

PATTY...hope you are up and going at it in great health.

LAURA...even tho your eating has been off a bit, I am very proud of you for logging it all the while. Write down next to your food log what you were doing when you ate badly, maybe you can see a trend.

CHELLE...how have all the interviews gone....updates please. Hope everyone is getting healthier every day...hello to DMIL and DH.

Must get busy now...one day away is like a week away. Blah.

Have a marvelous Monday/Tuesday...

Love Hugs and Prayers.

diyana
06-04-2012, 09:28 AM
Good morning ladies -

Sorry I was away all weekend. I was super busy...mostly with prepping for the 4 interviews I have this week. I had to refresh my memory on the programming languages I used a few years ago that I know well...but wanted to make sure I could answer specific questions. I'm taking the afternoon off today for two interviews, and I've got two more on Wednesday, and at least one scheduled for next week. I've been fortunate in that for at least a couple of the jobs, I know people who know the hiring manager well, and they are giving me an outstanding reference. :D

DH overdid it again on Saturday, so he pretty much rested all day on Sunday; and sinus drainage has caused him to get another throat infection...so he's seeing the doc today.

I don't know if I even mentioned how much I enjoyed the first class of the Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence during times of transition and new beginnings. It was so helpful to me already. And one nice thing is that my friend and I are the only two people in the class...so it's almost like having a "private" session. :) And we get a lot more of the instructor's time, input and insight. Good stuff!! And after a discussion that I had with my director late Friday afternoon in which I was placed in a :censored: if I do, :censored: if I don't situation, I am more certain than ever that I'm ready for a new beginning. :)

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Happy - Thanks for starting the new thread. Glad you and DH had a nice dinner at Famous Dave's. A lot has been bothering my tummy lately too...but I think the root cause is stress. Good for you for finding a healthy and delicious option that was also tummy friendly. :yay: We had a Famous Dave's in the town where we live, but they went out of business shortly after we moved here. :( We saw some yellow swallowtail butterflies the other day too...so beautiful! Dragonflies are fun to watch too. :)

Ellen - Congrats on the weight loss!! :bravo: That's fantastic!! You're obviously making good choices. Bummer that the girls were sad about the end of school. Will DD1 be going to the same school as her friends in the fall? I hope you didn't have to work too hard over the weekend. Bummer that you missed the BBQ, but as you said, at least you were able to avoid the temptation that usually accompanies those gatherings. What a long day you had yesterday, on very little sleep. I hope you did okay. :hug:

Laura - I hope the cold sore stayed away. Yay that the glasses were ready so you only had to make one trip. Bummer about your battery though. It's always somethin'.

Mel - I'm glad you're starting to feel a little better. Our state's recall election for the office of governor is tomorrow; should be quite interesting. I don't want to get into politics on this thread...but one of the candidates is a soul-less :censored: ; while the other candidate is truly a good man who risked his life a couple years ago to save a citizen he witnessed being attacked. Too funny about the alarm man being in your bed! :rofl: You keep on resting, girlfriend. Do as little as necessary for the office, and avoid everyone so they can't rope you in to doing more.

Shad - Awww, I hope you feel better very soon dear friend. Rest when you can and take stuff to alleviate the symptoms. :hug: :getwell:

Ceejay - I don't mind seeing foxes and most other animals...but copper head snakes? NO THANK YOU! In general, I like reptiles, we go to ReptileFest every year and have two pet lizards. And I even like snakes...just not the poisonous kind. I'm not too fond of anything deadly for that matter, I guess. :lol: I'm glad you had a good lunch with the uncles on Saturday; bummer about your uncle and his computer woes. It's really hard to work on other people's computers, and it can be very mentally exhausting.

Annie - The phone interviews last week went well and have led to in-person interviews this week. :yay: I'm keeping my fingers crossed. :crossed: Sounds like the baby shower was exhausting but fun! And that you set C up with plenty of yummy food for his daughter's graduation!! So nice of C to take good care of you when you got home. DH did the same for me after I spent nearly the whole weekend trying to prep for interviews I was exhausted yesterday afternoon and still had to take DMIL to get her prescriptions. So he took her to the pharmacy for me, and picked up dinner so I could rest.

I've got to get some work done. I've got lots to do especially since I'm taking the afternoon off.

Much love and hugs to all,

Laura705
06-04-2012, 12:13 PM
Morning all!

Ellen – Hope you made it through your long workday yesterday. Why did you have to change desks? Office reorg?? Hope you got a good night’s rest last night – this is the first real day of your kiddies’ summer vacay, right?? Better have some energy for it!!

Shad – Glad you’re feeling better. Aaargh, what a PITA hand washing (and drying!) clothing is.

Mel – Car is all better now with a new battery, and the service area also gave the car a really nice wash - even cleaned the rims and dressed the tires! Love the graphics you posted! LOL, I like your new stealthy way of doing your work. Definitely keep yourself scarce for the election activity!!!

Happy – The soup we like is the wild rice. Not light, but so tasty – because what else could make me not order BBQ at a BBQ place, LOL. Mmmm, your potatoes sounded yummy. I'm not crazy about the texture of onions, especially raw ones, but I love the flavor! I agree with you about yogurt – just too too sweet these days. Yet I’m not keen on plain yogurt. It’s probably the best thing though, and I just have to add healthy stuff to sweeten it up like you did. As for our car, it has to be maintained, and a battery is one of the things that needs to be replaced occasionally and that does cost money... According to the service advisor’s meter thingy, the cranking amps on the old battery was only 113 and should have been 550. :yikes: I’m lucky it even took a jump! And yes, I’m soooo glad I was not in the middle of nowhere!!

Ceejay – Yeh, I felt odd asking for help like that, but people are so helpful. And giving a jump isn’t horribly difficult, and it was nice weather too, and we had the cables in our trunk. Re my cold – I still have a little bit of congestion, so I get crud in my throat that requires clearing. Thankfully, the coughing is 99.9% gone. I’m so glad we don’t get snakes in our area – that would scare the dickens out of me! So you try to help with the computer and get grief over it – how frustrating for you. Congrats on your new phone. Hope you enjoy it. Any new features you’re enjoying??

Annie – Gosh was a busy weekend you had, but it sounds like you had a good time. All the food sounded good. Love those crockpot chili sauce/grape jelly meatballs!! Might have to have a gathering just so I can have an excuse to make those, hahaha.

Michelle – Wow, 4 interviews – busy week for you! You must have done really well on the phone interviews last week! Great job, and great you know folks at a couple of the companies - like I said, it’s who you know…Good luck. Glad you enjoyed your self-esteem session. Nice you’ve essentially got a private class! Sorry dh is still under the weather, I sure hope he pulls out of this soon. Hope your candidate of choice wins in this recall election!! I wouldn’t think I would be unhappy with a more efficient government, but my county just announced this weekend that the property tax bills will go out on time (in July) for the first time since 1978 due to improvements by various agencies. The bill will be due much sooner now, grumble grumble.

Hi Patty!! :wave:
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After finally getting out of the car dealership Saturday, I headed straight for my next errand, gas at Costco – the fuel gauge was on E! Next was Home Depot where I struck out on two items needed. Finally home, then back out to lunch with bf (burrito). [Yeh, I fell off the wagon this weekend and didn't even log my food. Back to it today!!]

After lunch I dug out three gargantuan hosta out of a small (maybe 4ft x 1ft) strip of soil adjacent to the patio. I planted some purple salvia, lavender/pinkish impatiens & white petunias there. Hope they do well there. They’ll get a good amount of late afternoon sun.

I was hot, tired and dirty after that, so after a shower, I took doggy for a long walk and took it easy the rest of the evening. I considered meeting friends later for a drink, but I had a feeling I wouldn’t want to go where they would end up, so I skipped it. Good plan, since it turned out to be a bar/club with a dj and not a band. Instead, I started watching the first season of The Good Wife, which I borrowed from the library. I’d heard it was a good tv show, and I’m enjoying it.

Sunday after relaxing with the newspaper on the patio for a bit, I separated one of the big hosta into several smaller plants and planted them in a spot that’s pretty dry. I hope they react with their usual behavior - thriving on neglect and rough conditions, lol. :lol: Bf could not get the @#!$%! tiller going after much tinkering, and so I didn’t till the veg plot or plant my veggies! I have some of one and all of two hosta left and no place to plant them – well, there are certainly spots, but I don’t want hosta all over the place, even if it’s the most low maintenance plant around! I will put them out at the curb with a “FREE” sign – they can be broken down into many, many individual plants.

Well, the one patio set we considered buying on craigslist last weekend turned out to need a lot of paint touchup on the aluminum frame of the table and some of the chairs, and so we passed….nice that the seller was straightforward about that and sent us close-up photos of the damage, since he was not close to home at all & we certainly wouldn't want to waste a trip. BUT… the seller was willing to separate the set and sell us just the two chaise lounges + cushions and the small table that goes with them, and those items were like new!! the seller said they didn’t use them at all and they sat in their crawl space most of the time. So we drove out to Aurora (40-mile drive one way) to pick them up late yesterday afternoon. But it was well worth it - we paid what the cushions alone would cost – maybe less - and everything is like new. However, these items did not break down into a smaller easier-to-transport sizes, so we had one lounger tied into the trunk, one tied on the roof, and the cushions and small table in the back seat! Rather a tense fun ride home with worrying that everything would stay secure, but all was well. This is when a larger vehicle would come in handy!!

When we got home, I took doggy for a walk and then came home and plopped down onto a nice comfy chaise for a few minutes. I’m happy that we don’t have to look anymore and that we’ve now got comfy seating for reading and lounging in the back yard this summer. Bf and I went out to dinner and we were both beat after our day, so it was an early night.

My weekend getaway is coming up this Friday, and I just got in touch with my friend B. to set a meeting time at her place (Fri, mid-morning). Just double-checked my calendar to confirm I have also taken Thursday off work as well as Friday – YESSSSSSS!!! :D Three-day SHORT workweek for Laura!! :carrot: Somehow that snuck up on me. Looking forward to it!!

Okay, this is a novel and I have work to do – off to post and get back to it. TTFN!
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Hotcupojava
06-04-2012, 02:12 PM
Java just stepped into June. Four days clean of artificial sweeteners, eating Paleo (no grains, dairy or legumes etc). Feeling oddly focused. I will catch up with you all ASAP. iPhone helps me stay in touch more often. I hope you're ALL well and smiling. Hi :wave:

happy2bme
06-04-2012, 02:23 PM
Hi there chickie babes,

Sounds like everyone had a busy weekend. I did some yardwork yesterday and then DH and I decided to go out with the cousins after all. We had a great time, both sets of my cousins came by, we met some of their friends and saw some people we knew from the museum. The bartender was new and she was really a great person even if life did harden her a bit before her time. Along about 8pm a young girl showed up with a baby in a stroller. Kid was about 5 or 6 months old - enough to be able to sit up by himself but not much more than that. The girl was from Chicago and was visiting with friends. She was a single parent and proceeded to get quite drunk. Felt sorry for the poor baby who only had a t-shirt and diaper on (it got cool in the evening and the mosquitoes were out. She also came in and parked the baby right by the jukebox which was BLARING. The bartender (a single Mom herself but with much more brains) took a risk by saying some things to the girl a few times when she felt the mom was putting the baby in some somewhat dangerous situations. It really is a shame that girls are so nonchalant about having kids now a days. Granted the mom (who was happy to talk to anyone who would listen) came from a neglected upbringing so she probably didn't have a clue herself or a good role model to teach her anything. Just really sad, the baby was a cutie, allerate and even at 9:30 didn't show a sign of getting sleepy. I would have loved to pick the kid up and show him a little loving but didn't think it was a good idea to go there.

Today I made a list of things I want to get accomplished today and am knowing them off slowly but surely. Nice to be organized (for a change).

Laura - what a great deal you got with the lounge set - I'd love to find something like that for the gazebo. Sounds like a nice addition to the porch. Too bad I didn't still live near you - would have taken the hosta off your hands. We have some here that I need to separate and plant, but first have to figure out how we want to restructure the yard and I'm thinking that's next year's project! :lol: I never cared for wild rice in pilaf but I am hooked on wild rice soup ever since we had some yummy stuff up at a restaurant in Duluth. I did try to make some - it was good but 2 hours later all the rice absorbed all the liquid and all I had left was a wild rice casserole :^: Will have to try the soup next time we go there. Thanks for suggesting it. Wow a long weekend to look forward to, nothing is quite so valuable as time off, ain't that the truth?

Michelle - screwing up my face, wishing so very very hard that something solid comes from these interviews you have. :crossed: :angel: You are trying so hard, good work should be rewarded. Great that you are getting alot of of your class too - it helps to take the edge off otherwise being frustrated with things. How nice that DH was helping you out this weekend, sure does mean alot although sorry to hear he pushed himself too hard.

I have casually been looking for work here but I am starting to realize how difficult it will be to actually get something. Was talking to the bartender yesterday - she has 4 yes FOUR part time jobs. Says people don't want to pay much up this way and they mostly do part time so that they don't have to pay benefits to their employees. Which means alot of people up this way don't have health insurance. I've met quite a few people here who are working and have at least 2 jobs. I did apply at 2 places and never heard anything back, so I think I will maybe volunteer one day a week at 2 places in the hopes that it might turn into some part time thing.

Annie - sounds like you had a whirlwind weekend. Curtis is so good to you, glad you got yourself a keeper :hug: I saw a couple of cute party type favors for showers - including the watermelon baby carriage. Had one for a baby too, perhaps I kept a picture on the computer. Just thought it was cute - all my friends are LONG past the baby thing as well as my cousins.

Ceejay - OMG - I'd much rather put up with a bear than copperhead snakes :yikes: Have you figured out your phone yet? Find a teenager :lol: I think you need to take a day to yourself and just take it easy before you wear yourself out.

Shad - sounds like they are giving you a go for the money on the training front? I guess you need a turbo broom this week :rofl: Are you feeling better?

Mel - I'll be glad to do all the explaining you care to listen to. The deck is a very peaceful place - except for the dahmn buzzing of the horse/deer flies and one particular kind of annoying bee. I love the stealth mode of you taking care of things at the office too :rofl: Keep up the good work and keep yourself healthy. How's the innards feeling? Did the kids show up yet? Run and HIDE :lol:

Hello Patty and Ellen :wave:

Just like Mel's logo, I am doing washing and the dryer just beeped. Better get the stuff out before it wrinkles. Have a good rest of the Monday folks.

happy2bme
06-04-2012, 02:24 PM
Hello Java :D sounds like you are ready to take on the world!

annie175
06-04-2012, 06:01 PM
Grilled marinated chicken breasts and thighs. Grilled herb potatos. Garden salad with everything under the sun in it for dinner. Come all ye chicklets...enough for all...I always grill lots to have lunches for the rest of the week for C and I...but willing to give up lunches for your attendance. Would love to have you.

Hearts to you all.....

ceejay52
06-04-2012, 06:47 PM
Annie
Count me in. Everything sounds good. Wish you lived closer.

Happy
I could use a couple of day's off for myself, but when I stay home the neighbors become a nusience. Wish I didn't live a 100 miles away from my friend and relatives. That's a smart idea to keep volunteering in hopes of a prospect of a job.
And you are correct in finding a teen to help me with my phone. That is if you can catch them long enough.

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Been busy today.
The media has announced the Johnny Cash festival for October. My aunt wants to go but she want's to sit on the floor in front of the stage. Those seats are 75 to 150 dollars. I'm not paying that much for a ticket.

MELODY525
06-05-2012, 07:22 AM
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MORNING EVERYONE.
ELECTION DAY HAS ARRIVED.
I HUNG THE SIGNS AFTER THE OFFICE CLOSED YESTERDAY BUT I GOT CAUGHT.
I GUESS I FORGOT TO PUT ON MY INVISIBLE CLOAK.
ENDED UP CHATTINGFOR A FEW WITH MY BOSS.
THEN HAD THE MAINT. MAN HELP ME GET THINGS ARRANGED.
BUT SURPRISE SURPRISE....THE BULK OF SETTING UP WAS DONE ALREADY :dancer:
NOW THE DOOR IS BOLTED AND I AM NOT ANSWERING THE PHONE EITHER:rofl:
I GOT A LOT DONE YESTERDAY. CLEANED THE KITCHEN.
DID LIGHT COOKING AND PAID BILLS ONLINE.
MAYBE WATCH A MOVIE WITH JEN TODAY.
HER SHINS ARE STILL HURTING AND ONE FOOT.
PAIN PATCHES SHE CUT UP ARE STICKING ALL OVER.
NOW HER LITTLE LEGS LOOK LIKE A BULLETIN BOARD!
TIME FOR SOME BREAKFAST AND EXERCISE.
HAVE A SUPER DAY:moped:




ANNIE....WHAT A BUSY TIME YOU'VE BEEN HAVING.
LOVED THE WATERMELON BABY CARRIAGE IDEA. HOW CUTE IS THAT?
YOUR BF MUST HAVE LOVED EVERYTHING.
LOTS OF GOOD FOOD OUT YOUR WAY...I AM THINKING OF MOVING :hun:



MICHELLE....YOU KNOW WE ARE ALL HOLDING OUR BREATH AND KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED.
I AM GLAD THE CLASS AND TONLY THE ONE FRIEND THING ARE GOING SO WELL." PRIVATE SESSION" IS GOOD! LOL
I AM ALSO HAPPY TO HEAR YOU ARE UPBEAT AND READY FOR A NEW BEGINNING.
YOU CERTAINLY COULD USE A BREAK :hug:




LAURA....SO GLAD THE WEEK IS SHORT AND THE WEEKEND LONGER:beach:
HOPE YOU AND THE GF HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME TOGETHER.
JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED. SOME FUN & LAUGS!!!
I'LL HAVE TO GOOGLE THE GOOD WIFE.
MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA FOR SUMMER VIEWING WHEN TOO HOT FOR ME TO "RIDE".




MARY.....HOPE THE PALEO DIET IDEAS PAN OUT.:hug:
I DID THE ZONE DIET WITH BARRY SEARS FOR AWHILE AND GFELT GOOD.
GLAD YOU ARE GETTING RIDE OF THE ART. SUGARS!!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!



HAPPY.....THAT POOR LITTLE BABY!!! KIDS RAISING KIDS.
BUT NOT LIKE THE OLD DAYS. THESE KIDS TODAY HVE NO CLUE WHAT TO DO!
VERY SAD INDEED AND AT THAT LATE HOUR AND A BAR!!!:tantrum:
WHEN I VISIT...I'LL BRING ONE OF THOSE BEE HATS WITH THE VEIL!!
THEN I CAN SIT IN PEACE AND NOT BE BATTING AWAY THESE PESTY FLYING OBJECTS OF YOURS!!
WHAT ABOUT CITRONELLA OR THEY HAVE LOTS OF NEW STUFF OUT?!
WE HAVE A BUG ZAPPER IN THE GARBAGE ROOM.
WORKS GREAT BUT MAKES ME SAD FOR THE ELECTOCUTED BUGS!!




CEEJAY....THAT MUCH TO SIT ON A FLOOR FOR A FESTIVAL?? YIKES!
HOPE YOUR DAY TODAY IS A GOOD ONE:hug:

annie175
06-05-2012, 08:34 AM
Good Morning Chicklets.......

Sad news...my little birdie momma in my birdhouse on my front porch has abandoned her nest. Have not seen her for several days. I am sad about that. :(

Today is round two of interviewing for the job here at work. 5 of the 6 people made it to round two. I still feel two of the candidates have more experience and more knowledgeable for the position. I am a quick learner and would do the job well, but feel we need someone to hit the ground running to keep this office open. So I have mixed feelings about the position. Either way is ok by me.

MELLIE....Glad you didn't have to use all your strength to get the office ready for elections and that it was in order when you arrived. Take her easy today and relax. God love Jen and her patchy legs. Those little heat wraps are wonderful. I have used them many times. C uses them on his back when he has had a harder day than the normal lifting.

CEEG...I sat a place for you at the table...you didn't show up. lol. I brought a salad with a piece of grilled chicken on it for lunch today. C took two pieces of grilled chicken and the cucumbers that were left over.

HI JAVA...thanks for checking in. Like to know what is going on with all the chicklets.

HAPPY...don't even get me started on people who do not need to have children. People who really really want kids cannot seem to get pregnant, and those who clearly do not need them, have them with no trouble. I just do not get that thinking. I know we are not supposed to question God's motives but boy do I have questions when I meet him in person. Glad your visit with family went well. It is so nice when it does. Lists to work off of are good. I always make lists. Funny thing tho, when I can mark one thing off I tend to add two more. blah.

LAURA...my bf in St. L has hosta's around her pool. They look lovely except when their BOY dog Bailey p's on them. They die shortly after. She did move some of the hosta's out to the front yard to keep their beauty. Patio furniture sounds like a steal. C ripped the plastic crap that was wound around the edges of my table on the back patio. Then he painted it black. It has a glass top and look very nice.

CHELLE....go Chelle...it's your birthday...knock em dead with your interviewing and skills. Fingers crossed, continually praying. Hope DH gets to feeling better.

SHADDIE...hope you are feeling better and not bonking the class on the head.

ELLEN....Schools out teachers let the monkey's out.....yikes....now it is 24/7 kid city for you. Nap when they nap. If they don't nap, give them some dimetapp. lol

PATTY....where oh where is Patty..hope you can find the new thread!!

I think that is everyone....notice I said think...only a few brain cells left.

Have a marvelous, happy, peaceful, healthy Tuesday. Loves, hugs, and prayers....

ceejay52
06-05-2012, 08:57 AM
Morning
Not very talkative this morning, but wanted to say hello.

annie175
06-05-2012, 10:37 AM
GRILLED POTATOES WITH HERBS Anne Carpenter 2012

3/4 c. butter
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. pepper
6 med. potatoes
2 med. onions, thinly sliced & cut in half crosswise

In saucepan melt butter.. Stir in oregano, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cutting not quite through, slit potatoes into 1/2 inch slices. Place potatoes on a piece of foil large enough to wrap potatoes. Drizzle half of butter mixture into slits. Insert a half slice of onion into each slit. Drizzle remaining butter. Seal securely with double fold. Grill over hot coals 45 minutes, or bake in oven.

Laura705
06-05-2012, 10:47 AM
Morning all.

Hi Java – Good to see you pop in. You’ll have to come back and tell us about eating Paleo.

Happy – Glad you had a good time out with the cousins. I feel sorry for the baby that you saw with the drunk mom. Kids are very durable and make it through amazing circumstances, but not unscathed. So unnecessary. It should be harder to have a child, but we haven’t evolved like that yet… Crud, totally forgot to put the hosta to the curb last night. Good thing they're so hardy, and also that we put them into grocery bags and watered them a bit. They’ll be fine. Someone will definitely want them, and in a day, week or month I’ll think of what I could have done with them, LOL. Not to worry, I have more that could be thinned out… Hope you finish the tedious data entry work. Good idea just to get out and volunteer until you land a paying job.

Annie – Dinner sounded delicious. :hun: Well, when you put it like that, I suppose I’d want the candidate who could be successful enough quickly enough to keep the office open and save the jobs – you’ve got drive, that person could be you!!

Ceejay – Yeh, those are expensive tickets – worth it if it were Johnny Cash himself (if he were still alive, not in ghost form, haha).

Mel – Sounds like you had a productive day yesterday. Hope you have a restful day today – don’t get sucked into any election day drama! What movie will you & Jen watch?

Hellos to Shad, Michelle & Patty.
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Nuttin’ much to report. It was a gorgeous day yesterday – sunny, blue sky & mid-70’s. I ate outdoors at the office plaza down the block. After work I read for a bit out in the yard on the cushy chaise lounge. Doggy just loves being outside in the nice weather, and when one or both of us is out there too, he’s in heaven.

Today’s weather is the same, love it! Skipping the move tonight because the one I wanted to pick is at a theater far from home. Burned enough gas on Sunday, so I’ll stay close to home today. Couple errands to run – 1. Buy covers for the loungers, 2. Buy a cheapie dvd player for the bedroom. We have a 2nd dvd player in the basement, but it’s in the exercise area for my workout dvds. We also have a dvd player/recorder, but we still haven’t tackled the project of getting some of our old vhs tapes recorded onto the dvr and then burned to dvd, so we’ll just leave that one in the living room for now. Anyway, the one I found in a sale flyer is $9.99 after a $10 mail in rebate – crazy how inexpensive this stuff is now.

That’s it for now. Everyone have a great day.
:flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1:

upswife
06-05-2012, 10:56 AM
I'm Here, just hard to focus with everything going on around me. Will try to post back this afternoon. Taking al the kiddies to the dr for physicals today. then I have my PAP tomorrow. yuck! Hope everyone is doing well!

Luv and Hugs!!

MELODY525
06-05-2012, 11:11 AM
:queen: God Save Our Queen :queen:


We just watched some of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
I still find these events very moving:cry:

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/57785000/jpg/_57785868_queen_getty.jpg

annie175
06-05-2012, 12:04 PM
Isn't the Queen just beautiful for her age. Remarkable....

Laura705
06-05-2012, 01:57 PM
It's all those jewels, lol.

annie175
06-05-2012, 06:51 PM
Having trouble getting pix to post...Here is the shed...will try to get the fire pit and steps to porch to post....man this is a PITA.

annie175
06-05-2012, 06:56 PM
The Firepit...

annie175
06-05-2012, 07:07 PM
My GOD.....it has taken me all evening to post these pix...I am so over it. These are the steps to my porch...what a hassle to post all of this...next time take my word for it unless I have time to F with it....I am ready to be done with this sooooooooo much.

MELODY525
06-06-2012, 07:03 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS

YES I TOO THOUGHT THE QUEEN LOOKED VERY WELL FOR HER AGE.
THEY SAID THEY COULD SEE HOW MOVED SHE WAS BY THE TURNOUT IN THE RAIN AND ALL THE CHEERS.
I WAS SITTING HERE SNIFFLING MYSELF WHEN THE PLANES FLEW OVERHEAD FOR A SALUTE. :cry:
THE ELECTION HERE WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH:encore:
THEY REALLY CAN DO THINGS THEMSELVES WHEN THEY PUT THEIR MINDS TO IT. :lol3:
JEN & I HAD A GOOD TIME MOSTLY ON THE PHONE.
SHE SAT WHILE I GOT SOME THINGS DONE.
THE PATCHES SHE'S USING ARE PRESCRIPTION LIDODERM.
THEY ARE FILLED WITH LIDOCAINE AND WORK VERY WELL SO SHE IS HAPPY.
NOTHING ELSE IS NEW. I HAVE ONE MORE DAY OF REST AND THEN TOMORROW IS TRADER JOE'S.......HOPEFULLY!
I MIGHT BE ON MY OWN FOR THE SHOPPING.
I TOLD JEN TO STAY HOME BUT WE'LL SEE IF SHE LISTENS:rofl:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:





ANNIE.....HOPE YOU HELD YOUR OWN IN THE INTERVIEW. MY THOUGHTS WERE WITH YOU EITHER WAY.:hug:
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE BIRDIE'S MOMMA. WONDER WHERE SHE WENT TO?
ARE YOU SITTING OIN THE EGGS NOW??????
I LOVED THE PICS BUT WILL TAKE YOUR WORD FOR IT NEXT TIME.
NOW YOU KNOW WHY I ONLY POST PICS FROM OTHER PEOPLE!!:rofl: :rofl:





CEEJAY....I JUST HAD 2 WEEKS OF NOT FEELING VERY TALKATIVE. so ENJOY YOURS:hug:




LAURA....YOU SOUND LIKE YOU'RE ALREADY FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS AND LOUNGNG TIME. :beach:
HOPE YOU GOT ALL YOUR ERRANDS DONE. WE HAD A GOOD DAY TOO TILL THE RAINS CAME AGAIN :rain:
WE ARE THE QUEENS OF SOG NOW:queen:

ceejay52
06-06-2012, 09:20 AM
I agree the Queen looks well for her age.

Mel
You were up early this morning. Getting ready for Trader Joes!

Annie
You did well on posting the pictures. I still have to learn how to do this.

Laura,
What are you up to today other than work?

Hello's to Happy, Ellen, Michelle, and JavaTurtle. :wave: Have a good day.

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I've ben thinking about the trip to Pigeon Forge. My neice said that we could stay with them in the cabin when we are at Pigeon Forge but I got to counting every one that is going to be there, 13 in all. I'm going to suggest highly to my bf that we get a hotel room. I'm going to need a place to retreat too with that many people and we'll be sleeping on the couch. I don't think so.
Nothing else to report.

Laura705
06-06-2012, 10:53 AM
Morning all.

Ellen - Hope the kids' physicals went well, and good you're getting that pap - hope it's done before you know it & comes out with no probs.

Annie - Awww, sorry posting the pics was such a PITA for you!! But thanks for going to all the trouble. :) Wow, that's a pretty big shed, and nice that the stone is around it. We have one of those "Rubbermaid" ones, and I wasn't home when bf and pals installed it... it's been several years so far, and thankfully it seems the ground beneath/around it is stable and it hasn't sunk...I worry one day it might and that the doors won't open, lol. I like that fire pit - nice size, I think bf would want a monster size one...

Mel - Glad you had a nice quiet election day. Wow, what's with all the rain you're getting?? Everything is going to be green, that's for sure.

Ceejay - I don't know how long your trip will be, but I think it's an excellent idea to get a hotel room - that's just a lot of people even in a good sized cabin. After a day of activities with family, you're going to appreciate having a peaceful place to go.

Michelle - Hearing a lot about the guv recall election in WI and thinking of you.

Happy - Now that you're a WI resident...did you vote in the election??

Hellos to Shad, Patty & Mary. :wave:
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Once again, nothing much to report. After work bf raised the seat on my bike - neither of us have any idea how it got to be too low for me since last season. Is it possible we never raised it last year?? Anyway, it is at proper height for my legs...but now I'd like the handlebars raised!! :bike:

We took doggy for his walk and it was so cute when we walked by the park's tennis courts - he kept eyeing all the tennis balls, lol. One court had a whole hopper full of them! I would love to see what would happen if we let him loose in there with the players, hahaha. Chaos!! :lol: :devil: My other deviant idea is to sneak into the pool in the middle of the night with doggy. :devil: I've already determined the perfect somewhat hidden spot picked out in which to snip open a section of chain link fence. This is a zero depth pool and so doggy would have no problems getting in and out. Heck, that wouldn't be as bad as the miscreants who tossed a garbage can in the pool a couple years ago. But I imagine it's highly possible there are security cameras around to deter any funny business. Darn.

As we arrived home after the dogwalk, our neighbors were just leaving the house and we asked them if they wanted our hosta. They did, so we left them by their garage. Bf and I then got into it with each other over the paperwork he submitted the flex spending company for his crown. Appears that $14.60 is still not accepted - aaargh! I wonder if the taxes I'm saving are worth the all the circles we run around in to satisfy the FSA rules.

Didn't do any of the errands last night - maybe tonight. It's my Friday today, so I don't have to worry about a late night. :carrot:

Tomorrow I have nothing planned except to pack what I need for my weekend getaway. Oh wait, I'll have to weed the veggie plot and plant my veggies. Would have been so much easier if the tiller had been operational...could have just raked away the weeds. Sigh.

TTFN!
:dancer:

upswife
06-06-2012, 10:56 AM
Good morning everyone! The trip to the doctor with all the kiddies went well, but took a long time. They were able to squeeze all 4 in for their physicals at once so I would only have to make the one trip. Everyone is getting so big. Turns out 3 of my 4 need shots this year for school and one will need shots next year b4 school. What a hassle, but something that must be done. I totally had forgotten that my girls did not have the Heb B series yet and they both need that before 5th grade. I have my annual PAP today…yay so much fun, but if this one comes back normal I am going to skip next year.
I am working an extra shift tonight to cover for someone who is sick, and I found ended up in the hospital. Not sure what is going on, but I know she could use the prayers.

Ceejay~the trip sounds nice, but I would definitely find a hotel room. I love my family, but I don’t know if I would want to be cooped up in a cabin with them…and I can just imaging the back pain I would have from sleeping on a couch!

Melody~I hope you are still taking it easy. Good news on the election going well. Have a fun trip to Trader Joe’s!

Annie~the pics are very nice, but I totally understand. Trying to post pics from my phone is a PITA. Your recipe sounds delish…I will have to try it, but maybe substitute some olive oil for some of the butter. DH is not doing good with any dairy/butter these days. How did the interview go?

Laura~the lounges sound really nice…you drove all the way out to my neck of the woods! But isn’t Craigslist so nice? I’ve picked up a few items for really cheap!

Happy~Sounds like you had a very productive weekend! I need to get myself in gear and keep working even on my days off. OMG I cannot believe there was a baby in the bar. Hopefully the mom will soon realize that she needs to put the kid first.

Java~nice to meet you! Would like to hear more about eating Paleo.

Michelle~4 interviews! That is awesome. Praying something works out for you. Sorry to hear that DH overdid things. Hope he is on the mend soon.

Patty~ :wave:

Well, I could just keep going...the kiddies have all given me a little quiet time, but I have got to get ready for my appt...Yuck...the things we have to do!

Have a happy hump day everyone!!

annie175
06-06-2012, 11:58 AM
Happy Hump day all....leaving at 2pm to get more done around the house before Dad's BD party on Saturday. Short day, short post...got to get a few things done here at work before I can exit.

Have a great day all.

love and hugs

happy2bme
06-06-2012, 12:05 PM
Good morning ladies,

Sorry I didn't get in here yesterday. It was one of THOSE days :mad: We have insurance through DH's retiree plan now and it seems that every time we call the employee service center we have to call 3 times to get things right. The people on the phone are always very nice but then a week or so later you find out they didn't do what they were supposed to do. They messed things up and even though I have documentation and names and dates, they never logged it into the system and that's what they stand by so one is hosed. :mad: :mad: :mad: Also they were supposed to send us an invoice for the insurance payment so I could submit for reimbursement under my retiree medical savings program but NO, they went and took it directly out of DH's pension check. 's ok, we don't need to eat this month or pay the utility bills :rolleyes: Good thing the propane tank is full as well as the freezer and it stays light until 9pm so we don't need too much electricity. :( Then I had to call the doctor to switch all my prescriptions to the new plan. And then there's the lady who delivers our mail - Wrong Way Tweeter. Now our mailbox is right next to a BIG RED fire sign that has our house number on it. Yesterday we got 1 piece of mail for a house 2 roads down from us. Last night my next door neighbor came by with a handful of stuff - she delivered all our mail to him and he was looking for his mail. She is REALLY bad and it's not even funny anymore but DH said if we complain to the post office, she will just retaliate. We have gotten other people's important looking mail so who knows where the stuff is going to? Ridiculous. DH said this morning he went out to put up the hummingbird feeders and there was a baby fawn (deer) in the back yard. He said it looked just born - about 2 feet tall all spotted and cute as cute could be. He said when Momma deer spotted him, she nudged the baby off into the woods. We'll have to set the trail cam out to see it.

I did watch the transit of Venus across the sun on NASA cam yesterday. Pretty cool. It took far longer than I thought it would which was kind of nice.

Geez Ellen - talk about doctor bills :yikes: But at least you can get them all done at once. Lots of things to remember with the vaccines and tests they do for kids now. I got the Hep B vaccine - my arm hurt for about 2 weeks!

Annie - sorry you had such a hassle posting pics but the yard and new stuff looks just lovely. Great job to you and Curtis!!!

Laura - I did not vote. I TRULY felt it was picking the lesser of 2 evils. You just know if you sneek into the pool, you'd be caught on the spot :lol: With the trend in dog parks and such, you'd think someone would come up with a puppy playland ;) Are you getting excited about your getaway weekend?

Ceejay- ooh 13 in a house? Would be fun if you were 20 but that gets to be rather loud and no privacy in the bath and such. I think you are wise to get your own room and just meet at the house for meals and hanging out.

Mel - I did not watch the Diamond Jubilee but I did catch 2 minutes of Elton John singing I'm Still Standing. He can't sing well anymore. I also watched to episodes of Two Fat Ladies (the cooking show) and thought of you and your fondness for BBC television. :D I do agree the queen looks wonderful. Old Charles is never going to get his turn at the throne I'm afraid. Hope you are feeling well enough for your shopping trip tomorrow.

Shad - enjoy your 3 day weekend. Do more than just catch up on the chores thing.

Michelle - good luck in your interviews!

Time to get busy here. Happy Hump Day chicks :wave:

MELODY525
06-06-2012, 02:15 PM
THE DR'S OFFICE CALLED AT THE LAST MINUTE AND HE WANTED TO SEE ME. I DIDN'T ANSWER THE PHONE.
THEN CALLED ON MY CELL AND TOLD THEM I AM UNAVAILABLE TILL NEXT WEEK:lol3:
I WANT TO REST UP FOR THE SHOPPING TRIP IN THE MORNING.
AND TOMORROW WILL BE BUSY PUTTING A MONTH'S WORTH OF GROCERIES AWAY!!
BESIDES...I AM RETAINING WATER AND MY BP IS UP:faint:
I DON'T WANT HIM POINTING HIS LITTLE FINGER AT ME AND WAVING IT AROUND!!!

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT NIGHT AND A WONDERFUL DAY TOMORROW. I'LL BE BACK THURS NIGHT OR FRI MORNING:moped:





CEEJAY....WOW! THAT IS A MESS OF PEOPLE FOR ONE CABIN.
GOOD IDEA ABOUT THE MOTEL ROOM!! YOU COULD USE SOME QUIET TIME!! :rofl:
SOUNDS LIKE A FUN VISIT COMING UP THOUGH AND I HOPE YOU BOTH ENJOY IT.




LAURA....YOU DEVIOUS LITTLE DEVIL YOU!!!:devil: WHO'D A THUNK IT!!!
YOU GAVE ME A GOOD LAUGH ABOUT THE DOG & THE POOL THOUGH. CUT THE FENCE:rofl: :rofl:
I REALLY HOPE YOU HVE A SUPER TIME WITH THE FRIEND IN CASE I MISS YOU'RE DEPARTURE. BE SAFE & HAPPY :hug:




ELLEN....GLAD ALL THE KIDDOS ARE DOING OK. YOUR FAMILY ALONE COULD FILL THE WAITING ROOM! :rofl:
GOOD OF YOU TO WORK FOR THE WOMAN.
SENDING A GOOD THOUGHT OUT TO HER.....HOPE IT HELPS.
TOO MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TOO SICK!!!:tantrum:
SO YOU BETTER TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF TOO WITH ALL THIS WORK AND LONG DAYS:hug:




HAPPY.....THOSE PHONE PEOPLE ARE THE PITS!!! IT'S FUNNY BUT IF THE PERSON IS SNOTTY AND PUTS ME THRU H E L L ,
THEN I USUALLY GET THE WORK DONE RIGHT. WHEN NICE LIKE YOU GET THEM....THEY JUST DON'T COME ACROSS WITH THE WORK!!
I AM PRAYING JEN & I CAN GO. KEEP A GOOD THOUGHT IN YOUR HEAD TONITE FOR US. LOL THE FAWN SOUNDED SO CUTE!! OMG!!!!
HOPE YOU GUYS MAKE IT THRU THE MONTH MONEY WISE....
IF NOT I AM LOADED AND CAN SEND SOME ASAP.....(that is as soon as i fill the printer up with green ink!!) :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Laura705
06-06-2012, 06:14 PM
Could have caught an earlier train today, but I responded to a lot of follow-up questions this afternoon and since I'll be out til Monday I thought I'd hang around til my normal quitting time to see if anyone had any other questions. They are trying to get something put together using my info. The only inquiry in the past hour has been the boss wanting restaurant suggestions for the Woodfield area. :dunno:

Ellen - Too bad you couldn't get the kids' shots done yesterday! Good of you to work someone else's shift - and more $$ is good too. Yeh, we looooove Craigslist and have bought many items through it, and sold too!

Annie - Hope you had a productive afternoon prepping for your dad's bday bash. I'll be gone, so I hope it all goes well and extend my happy b-day greetings to your dad - hope he has a great day and a marvy year!! :hat:

Happy - Sorry about the probs with the health insurance/benefits. I totally get the frustration and anger. Same with the mislaid mail deliveries!! How ridiculous is that?? Now wonder the PO is going broke and losing biz. Awww, a fawn, how cute!! Hope you get to see it live or on the camera. Yeh, looking forward to my brief time away - the bf probably is too, lol. I was also thinking yesterday that Charles might not get to be king for a long time, if ever!!

Mel - Hope you have a good shopping trip tomorrow! LOL about avoiding the doc's call - give you time to work on the bp!

Okay, gonna get this posted and shut down and shove off. Let the weekend begin!! :cp:

diyana
06-07-2012, 08:39 AM
Good morning ladies -

Quick post for me as I'm trying to catch up from being out of the office all day yesterday. I called in as I had some "appointments". I had 2 excellent appointments on Monday, and 2 more excellent meetings yesterday. I also have an appointment on Friday during the lunch hour, and 2 more on Tuesday. Hopefully, I'll get some excellent news from these appointments in the next week or so. :D

I hope you're all doing well, and I'll try and catch up later today or this evening.

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
06-07-2012, 08:46 AM
Happy Thursday all ya'll......

Got a LOT accomplished yesterday afternoon. Wooden benches and little wooden table painted, grass cut, sprayed for bugs, sprayed for weeds, watered my veggie and flower gardens, my sales rep stopped by my house to pick up a packet for her meeting this morning up north....ate dinner and went to bed.

Today is lunch with some friends from old job. Haven't seen them in about a year but keep up with them on FB. Wore my C jewelry to show off...hehe. Hair appt at 4:30, then off to the party store to get decorations for Dad's BD party. I probably won't get home til around 6:30 or 7 tonight.

LAURA....hope you are on your way to having the most marvelous girl's weekend ever!

MELLIE...have fun at TJs. That place makes me spend way too much money. Probably because healthy food cost more, which imo is crazy.

HAPPY...I am jealous of all your nature. Baby deer are so cute. They are a little more trusting than the grown deer. They tend to get a little closer to you, before retreating.

SHADDIE...please tell me they do not have you duct taped to a chair....hope all is going well with job.

CHELLE...How's your week going with the interviewing?

ELLEN....everyone healthy at the doc's office...Hoorah!!

PATTY...come out come out wherever you are...

HEY JAVA!!

CEEG...how are things in your world. Feeling ok? Come back when you are ready. Hugs.

Gotta get busy....have a great THursday/Friday!

Love hugs and prayers.

annie175
06-07-2012, 08:47 AM
Fingers crossed and prayers said Chelle...good for you...good things come to those who wait!!

ceejay52
06-07-2012, 10:21 AM
Ellen
Glad the doctor's visit went well with the kiddo's. It was good that they worked every one in at the same time.

Annie
Hope things go well at your dad's bd party tonight. Wish him a happy birthday for me too.

Mel
So your doctor wags his finger too. That's one of my biggest pet peeve.

Happy
Concerning the insurance-It's so sad that people will not listen or follow directions. Getting to see the baby fawn was precious. I'm envious of all the wild life.

Laura
Are you taking a day of vacation? Wish I could leave early from work.

Michelle
Good luck.
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Got a statement from Social Security yesterday. If I wait till I'm 66 to retire I get full benefits. So that's my plan, and I hope I'm still well enough to work at the water plant till then. ugh 4 more years.

We had another water leak yesterday but not as bad as before. I'm curious as to what is causing them.

MELODY525
06-07-2012, 03:44 PM
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WE HAD A HAPPY SHOPPING TRIP. AND WE HAD WILLY!! :encore:
HE HELPED ME & JEN HELPED HERSELF. IT WAS GREAT.
ALL CLOSETS & FRIDGES ARE FILLED TO OVERFLOWING.
GOOD THING I PAID THE RENT BEFORE WE WENT!! :rofl:
I CAME HOME AND FOUND MY EXTRA CHECK WAITING FOR ME.
I WAS WONDERING IF THEY WOULD ACTUALLY GIVE IT TO ME.
DOING THE HAPPY DANCE:dance: & SENDING OUT THE BILLS:rofl:

DID I SAY THE KIDS ARE ON THEIR WAY?? DRIVING UP WITH GRANDPA.
HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE AN UNEVENTFUL TRIP AND AND UNEVENTFUL SUMMER!

JEN & I ARE BOTH DOING GREAT TODAY. RUNNING ON CODEINE CAN DO THAT TO YA :dizzy:
BUT WE GOT IT ALL DONE. RICHIE JUST HELPED ME PUT THE WATER AWAY.
I STOCKED UP FOR THE SUMMER.

I AM OFF TO SHOWER AND COLLAPSE IN FRONT OF THE TV.
REALLY TIRED NOW.
HOPE YOU GALS HAVE A GREAT NIGHT AND GOOD MORNING MISS SHADDIE:hug:




LAURA IS OFF AND RUNNING ON HER VACATION. HAVE A GREAT TIME :beach:




MICHELLE IS OFF AND RUNNING WITH APPOINTMENTS. MY FINGERS ARE CROSSED :crossed:



ANNIE......:hb: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DAD!!!
YOU'RE GETTING THE HOUSE ALL SPRUCED UP AND A LOT DONE!! WOW!




CEEJAY.....WE WILL ROOT YOU ON TO YOUR 66TH BIRTHDAY!!
YOU CAN DO THOSE 4 YEARS STANDING ON YOUR HEAD!! :cheer3:

Shad
06-07-2012, 07:53 PM
I'm here, but trying to get a whole lot of cr*p sorted. I'll be back over the weekend.
Not much sleep last night so very tired this morning.

Laura705
06-07-2012, 08:12 PM
Good evening Worldlies.

Michelle - You used the word "excellent" several times in your post, so I'll take that to be a good sign and will expect to hear good news from you in the not too distant future. :yes: :)

Annie - You busy bee, naturally you got a lot done. How was lunch w/ the former co-workers?

Ceejay - Barring some sort of unfortunate injury/disability, I'm sure you'll be able to work 4 more years if you keep trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Has is been really dry in your area? Maybe the dry soil pulls away from the water mains and when there's nothing to support the main, it breaks.

Mel - Sounds like a great day - so nice Willy was around to help you with the shopping. :) Love the graphic - very fitting, LOL. I'm not off on my getaway yet, but I had a pretty nice lazy day today.

Hellos to the rest of you - hope you're having a great weekend so far. :flow1:
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Last night bf and I went to dinner (bbq), then to the electronics store for my $20 dvd player, then Trader Joe's. Mel, didn't buy nearly as much as you, but one bag came to over $40 thanks to a couple bottles of wine.

This morning I lazed around and watched an episode of The Good Wife. Then I got over to Walmart for a few things. After that was lunch and then some lounging in the backyard, where I also painted my toenails a vivid orange color. Got a load of laundry going and then took doggy for his walk.

When we left the house, we must have caught a bird family at a bad time because they were really angry at us...must be a baby bird around for sure because they were still angry and on the attack when we got back. Wow. For a second I thought they might chase Coal and me into the house!!! I might be going out the back door for a while...

Well, my one load of laundry's done, so I'll get that in the dryer and start another. I brought up a suitcase and better figure out what I'm bringing with me.

Might pop in on my phone over the weekend...or I might be busy drinking some cherry wine. :cheers:

Laura705
06-07-2012, 08:13 PM
Hi Shad - just missed you. Hope you get the cr*p sorted and catch up on your sleep tonight!!

ceejay52
06-07-2012, 09:05 PM
Hi Shad
Sorry you are having such a bad week. Things will get better. Maybe it's time to bring out the props.

Laura
So vacation time is being spent at home. As the old saying goes, there's no place like home.

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Didn't get a whole lot done. Did pick up the living room and dusted the furniture in there and have done two loads of laundry. Went to eat pizza with a couple of friends. I didn't over do on the pizza but my body is rejecting the sodium. Ankles are swelling big time.
Getting used to my new Smart phone.
Talked to my bff that is going to Pigeon Forge with me in July about getting a hotel room. She's all for it after I told her how many people are coming. She's going review and choose from a list that I made. A couple I really liked.

MELODY525
06-08-2012, 06:16 AM
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Good Morning Everyone :coffee:

NOTHING NEW SINCE LAST NIGHT EXCEPT THE DR IS COMING TODAY.
HE REFUSES TO WAIT ANOTHER WEEK....HE WHO MUST BE OBEYED!:lol3:
LOTS TO DO BEFORE HE ARRIVES...BUT THE BP WILL BE UP I AM SURE.
HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:





SHAD.....I HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER:hug:
HAVE A NICE WEEKEND....GIVE THE MIND, BODY & SPIRIT A REST:beach:
THE DUST BUNNIES CAN WAIT TILL NEXT WEEKEND!:bunny:



LAURA....ENJOY THE CHERRY WINE. THEY DON'T SELL ALCOHOL AT THE ONE I GO TO.
WILLY SAID THEY ARE MAKING ANOTHER STORE IN A TOWN EVEN CLOSER TO US.
I HOPE WE GET TO SEE THAE NEW STORE WHEN IT'S READY.
BUT I WOULD MISS ALL MY "FRIENDS" AT THE OTHER STORE.
YOU GOT A LOT OF STUFF DONE INCLUDING DIVE BOMBING BIRDIES!:rofl:
THERE MUST BE A CHICK OR EGGS THERE.
HAPPY "CHERRY HOLIDAY":beach:




CEEJAY.....WE HAVE SWOLLEN BODIES TOGETHER!!
BUT I DIDN'T HAVE PIZZA! YUM!!
HOPE YOU & BFF CAN FIND A NICE PLACE TO STAY.
HOW IS THE SMART PHONE GOING???
NOT SURE I WOULD LEARN ALL THERE IS TO THAT BUT IT LOOKS & SOUNDS GREAT!! HAVE FUN.

annie175
06-08-2012, 08:46 AM
TGIF FO SHO!!!!

Last day to get things done before dad's 85th BD party tomorrow. I am leaving today after the Quarterly Meeting with management. That will be about 1 pm. I didn't make it to the party store the other night so I have that to do and also go food shopping for the party. I am excited about it all but also not excited..make sense? haha

I am going to try a new salsa recipe...what do you girls think of this recipe?

Strawberry Salsa

1 pound strawberries hulled and cut up
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 jalapeno seeded and diced
1/2 cup cilantro chopped
2 TB fresh lime juice
1/8 t. salt.

Gently mix ingredients together in a bowl. Serve with tortilla chips or over fish or chicken.

I just think this sounds yum. I will let you know after the party how it went.

MELLIE...mind the doctor. We want you around for many many more years. Blood pressure issues (I have) just really p me off. My doc said mine is probably genetic as maternal, paternal parents, G-parents, and all siblings have it. Lucky me. Thank God I do not have diabetes. They all have that too. Keeping my fingers crossed.

CEEG...we had pizza on Wednesday night also from Pizza Hut. I just love their thin crust pizza. Well actually there are not many pizzas I do not like...I think maybe that is a problem area for me...lol

Hello to all you lovely chicklets...have a great Friday and wonderful weekend, just in case I do not make it back here over the weekend. Feel betters and happy days to all that need them.

Love hugs and prayers....

diyana
06-08-2012, 08:59 AM
Good morning ladies -

Today, I have an appointment over the lunch hour. I'm still feeling very optimistic about that I'll get good news from at least some of these appointments, and since I'm not a very patient person the waiting and not knowing is probably going to drive me round the bend. :crazy: :rofl: I'd love to get some really good news really soon!! :yes:

Oh, and btw, regarding one of the places I talked to...the CEO who I met with on Wednesday sent me an email yesterday asking me some "how would I handle certain situtations" type questions, and I responded honestly and articulately. I just got a phone message from the CEO saying that not only did he appreciate my well thought out responses, he also liked my writing style! And he wants me to meet with the COO who is in charge of HR so we can "wrap this thing up". Sounds hopeful, I think!! :yay: Obviously, I don't have an offer in hand (yet), but hopefully soon!

We've got a lot to do around the house and yard this weekend...so I doubt there will be any rest for the weary. :lol:

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Annie - Goodness, girlfriend! You get more done in an afternoon than I sometimes get done in a week! You're like the energizer bunny!! :rofl: Hope you had a nice lunch with your former co-workers. Please wish dad a big Happy 85th B'Day from your "sista" Chelle! The strawberry salsa sounds fantastically yummy!! :drool:

Laura - Sounds like you're having a very nice long weekend!! I'm so happy for you! Enjoy your getaway!

Ceejay - I know 4 years seems like a long time, but it sounds like the rewards will be worth it. Are you going to Paragould this weekend or do you have to work? Sounds like you're planning a nice trip with your bff! Something really fun to look forward to.

Mel - So nice that you had Willy to help you on the shopping trip!! And how wonderful that they gave you the extra check! You definitely deserve it!

Shad - I hate those nights when I have trouble sleeping. I hope today goes well and that you sleep better tonight.

Happy - The fawn sounds adorable! We have lots of animals/wildlife near us...but not nearly as much as you have up there.

Ellen - Glad to hear the doc visits for the kids went well.


Anyway, I'd better start making a dent in the list of things to get done today. Thank you all so much for the prayers, luck, love and support - hopefully I'll have fantastic news soon!

Much love and hugs,

upswife
06-08-2012, 10:01 AM
Good morning everyone! Yesterday went smoothly with only one or two small hiccups. The kiddies all got to go out and play with friends. DD1and DD2 went swimming at a friends house. I made lemon pepper chicken and mixed veggies for the kids. Then DH and I went out to dinner. We went to the Tilted Kilt. I see now why it has become so popular so fast. The food was really good and even I was surprised at the amount of “eye candy” LOL I was teasing DH and told him that he is not allowed to go there for lunch with his boss anymore!
I have not been awful, but have not kept track of my calories for the last week. I need to hop back on that and to keep pushing the water. My follow up apt is next week with the Doc and I want to beable to show a good loss.
I’ve had a slight headache for the last few days. Hoping it’s just allergies, but I can’t seem to shake it. Hopefully, it will not get in the way of working this weekend.

Michelle~it sounds like your e-mail really sealed the deal. Praying for good news!!

Annie~YUM your salsa recipe sounds delish! I hope you get a chance to enjoy your Dad’s BD party. ((hugs)) for the birthday boy!!!

Mellie~Glad you had help at the store. I do a bigh shopping trip like that every once in a while and I have to tak DH or DS with me to do all the heavy lifting! Hope the Doc visit goes well. How nice that he makes house calls!

Ceejay~Like Annie, I love pizza, but I know that the sodium can be a doosey. I am not swollen yet, but can feel the difference since I have eaten out way too much this week. Enjoy your new smart phone, and I hope you and your friend can agree on a place to stay.

Laura~your bird story give new meaning to Angry Birds!!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend off and time with your friend! MMMn Cherry Wine!

Shad~hope you get a chance to rest this weekend. Are you back at home yet? Hope you were able to sort thru all the crud!

Happy~OMG I cannot believe how bad your mail service is. Maybe you should think about getting a po box at the post office so you don’t have to worry about your mail ending up all over town. AND problems with the insurance…WOW can’t believe that you were sane enough to post! I hate spending forever on the phone and then things are not even done correctly! ((hugs))

OK, well, I have a list of things to accomplish b4 work this evening, so I had better get a move on it. I am also going to DH’s show so I am hoping I can stay awake. DD3 woke me up last night, and once I got her back to bed I could not fall back to sleep. Okie dokie ladies time to roll!!

annie175
06-08-2012, 10:02 AM
Oooo Chelle it does sound promising...still batting for you!! GoodLuck today also....hugs

annie175
06-08-2012, 10:06 AM
ELLEN.....may the headache Gods give you peace this weekend. Don't work too hard this weekend. Hugs

happy2bme
06-08-2012, 11:06 AM
Hi chicks,

Quick post for me - I have to get out of here and get to town before the rains set in shortly. Need to finish my planting also.

Ellen - Tilted Kilt? Is that like Hooters except with leggy girls in tiny plaid skirts? Hope you can stick with your plan so you have something to smile about at the doctor's soon. :D

Michelle - sounds like things are looking good for you! I know what you mean about being impatient - more like let's get this done with and get on with life. :crossed: for you

Annie - I love fruit salsas - I have a black bean and mango one that people just scarf up. And they go so well with chicken or fish. Let us know how that worked out. Happy Birthday to your Dad, hope the day and the party go well for everyone.

Mel - hope you get a clean bill of health from the doc so you can party for the weekend! Glad you got Willy to take you to the store.

Ceejay - I'm thinking the smartphone will be confusing at first and then once you figure it out, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it. I am somewhat fascinated by the Iphone commercials with the talking phone lady but I wonder if she eventually gets as annoying as the Garmin (GPS navigation tool) lady. :lol:

Laura - let us know how the cherry wine was. Sounds interesting. Is it sweet? Sweet Cherry Wine - so very fine, we drink it right down, pass it all around ... - :lol: that was the B side of a Tommy James and the Shondells song in the 70's. Ok, now that will be stuck in my head all day :rolleyes: Enjoy your long weekend.

Shad - hope you got your sleep sorted out as well as the crap stuff and you are now on to relaxing and picking up some well deserved down time.

Gotta run, later ladies.... :wave:

ceejay52
06-08-2012, 11:31 AM
morning,
Annie
I agree that you get a lot more done in a couple of hours than I do in eight.
I can understand your mixed feelings concerning dad's bd. I know it will be good for him. Salsa sounds good.

Michelle
I'm happy to hear the good news about the interviews even though there is nothing concrete. The last one with the e-mail sounds very promising.

Mel
My bp is probably up a tad too yesterday and today.

Happy, Ellen, Shad and Laura Enjoy your week end

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These kiddo's/young teen agers that cross the ditch and then cut through my yard walking up next to the house and peeping in window's then knocking on the door's and windows the running has become a nuisance (sp). I yelled at them yesterday, my temper got the best of me. Yes, they are black. Yesterday one of them popped the my neighbor's swimming pool that they bought for her children.
I'm putting up no trespassing signs, don't care what the land lord says.

happy2bme
06-08-2012, 03:49 PM
Ceejay - that is a good way for those stupid kids to get shot. Especially if they are vandalizing things like the pool. We had a new family move into the neighborhood and the boys were running up and ringing doorbells and then running away and laughing. They foolishly decided to ring our bell and DH was out in a flash, caught one of the kids and made him go to his house. Turns out it was the grandchild of the new neighbors who gave him a good scolding. We had a lot of elderly people in the area and so that was not a good thing to be doing to people. Sometimes kids just have to be schooled on manners if they don't get it at home. And don't mess with my DH :rofl:

I am addicted to the garden centers here. So many beautiful flowers. I just bought a few to fill in some pots. I saw a log planter on Pinterest and DH made me one. It needs to be dug out more and will no doubt look better once the flowers get settled in and filled in. I am happy that the deer did not eat them. Or the bear. Or the groundhog. :D

It is playing with raining here. Dark clouds, then sun, dark clouds, then 2 minutes later sun. The clouds are dark enough where if they decide to drop rain, it will be serious. So I'm holding off on planting.

Did my grocery shopping today. LOTS of fresh veggies and fruits and salads at my house. Got some nice fish too. Absolutely NO REASON I should not be on plan for the next week :nono:

I saw an Australian plant - thought it was photos or something like that - sort of like the bottle brush plant but in a light lavendar color with smaller "brushes". I almost got it but was concerned that something as hot and sun loving as that might not do well here in the forest. They also had a lovely bunch of lettuces in a colander which I bought - so pretty and I will be able to just walk out the door and have a fresh salad. :hungry: Shad would no doubt approve.

Ok, back to the dishes...

diyana
06-08-2012, 04:14 PM
Happy - Do you have Steins Gardens and Gifts up there? The bunch of lettuces in a colander is exactly what I bought at Steins last year. And since I was too lazy to transplant the plants, I planted the whole colander in the ground last year...then after the plants died back in late autumn, I brought the colander in. :lol:

Thanks everyone for your crossed fingers, toes and eyes, and of course for all your love and support. I'll keep you posted.

Much love to all,

annie175
06-08-2012, 04:45 PM
So this morning I closed all the windows and locked them. Locked the house and went to work...OMG it is 90 degrees outside and 190 inside this house....A/C is on but waiting on the cooling to begin. Going to work on the food and decorations tonight then clean in the morning. Thoroughly cleaned last Friday for C's graduation party for his DD, so basically I am going to mop, sweep and scour the toities...that is about it. Got a few loads of laundry to do but other than that...done.

There is a lost grayhound doggie in Sissy's neighborhood that needs a home but my yard and home are too small for such a big doggie. I told Sissy's neighbor to take it to the vet and see if it is chipped, maybe find the owner. We felt around the neck area and think we can feel a chip. Hopefully we will find the owner. It is such a sweet loveable dog. Older but seems to be in good health. My heart is breaking...pray we can find it's owner.

Gotta get my bunz busy, gots lots of food to get ready..potato salad, strawberry salsa, baked beans to be baked in the morning, cheeseball, etc etc. Burgers, Turkey burgers and brats for the grill. Wish you all could come and be with us...this will be fun even if it is supposed to be 87 degrees and humid. YIKES!!!! Maybe I will put the sprinkler out. lol.

Have a groovy weekend all....love and hugs.

annie175
06-08-2012, 09:09 PM
Last thing in the oven..waiting on the timer to go off in about 30 minutes. Pineapple upside down cake.....then bed awaits me....tomorrow all I have to do is mop, vacuum, scour and decorate. Easy Peasy......me pooped tonight. Also when C got home we put up the screen room outside...put the extra leafs in the kitchen table and watered the garden. Still gotta water my flower beds in the front but winding down now.

Have a peaceful night..sleep well...good morning Shaddie have a cup of java and relax this morning.

Love and hugs

Shad
06-08-2012, 10:20 PM
Morning all,
Finished a mammoth wash and now waiting for some of it to dry so that I can bring it in and put some more in it's place. I think DS2 put everything he owned in the laundry before he went away for the long weekend. He has a new lady friend and is taking the weekend to go to Gladstone and 'meet the folks'. At least that is what DS1 told me on the phone on Friday.

Speaking of DS1, grandchild 1 - now known as GC1 is progressing well. However the relationship seems to be souring somewhat. Not that DS1 said too much about it to me. He just mentioned that there is to be a new cot ($600) and a new stroller ($799) among other things which apparently must be new and not second hand. It seems they had budgeted for her to be on maternity leave until April of next year but DS1 says that if she keeps spending at this rate she may have to go back after 6 weeks. Can't say that will stop the spending. This whole saga is going to take a toll on every one, I can see that sticking out a mile.

On to brighter things. There are two orchids coming out in the garden. The first has 2 flowers in full bloom and at least two more to come. It's the one I call the Canadian orchid since I purchased it when I was given some money by a couple of Canadian tourists who I took around the city and showed them the sights. The second one will be either red or purple, can only see the tip of it so far. Probably at least one flower will be out by Monday.

Still got some housework to do and then I am out in the garden for the rest of the day.

Annie - hope your birthday party goes off well. Sounds like the food will be superb. Wish I was closer.

Happy - The wee deer sounds nice. The bear was probably there long before you were so unless he is relocated then he will not leave, regardless of the DH shooting at him or otherwise. That might make him a tad cross. It would be a pity to have to shoot to kill.

Michelle - hope the job interviews bring some joy for you. At least you are getting interviews. Things must be on the improve to get so many phone interviews.

Ceejay - don't blame you for getting cross at the intruders in your property. I'd be asking for a fence and a gate before something really nasty occurs.

Laura - Seems like your garden is coming along. I won't be planting too much in the way of veges just yet. I won't be home to tend and harvest them. So I will live through the threads vege patches.

Java - good to see you pop in from time to time. Good luck with the Paleo - let us know how it goes.

Ellen - Good to hear the kids are going on well. Time for shots? oh how nice for you.

Mel - It's nice to get out and about once in a while. Good to have Willy take you food shopping again.

Patty - how are you going. Saw some pictures of your house on Facebook. It is looking good with the new garden.

Right well better get on with sweeping the kitchen, checking the laundry on the line and cleaning the laundry room. I've taken some orchid photos and will get them onto tomorrows post. Have fun, enjoy your weekend. I'm home until Monday afternoon when I have to fly back to the Hunter for another 3 or 4 weeks.

MELODY525
06-09-2012, 06:32 AM
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MORNING CHICKS.
THIS IS LIKE OUR WEATHER....SUNNY MORNINGS AND RAINY NIGHTS.
BUT TODAY SEEMS TO BE OPPOSITE. KIND OF HOW I FEEL TOO! :rofl:

THE DR VISIT WAS OK BUT NOT GREAT.
LUNGS CLEAR, SIGNS OF ASTHMA, KEEP INHALER WITH YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE, BP OK BUT NEEDS TRIMMING. IT'S IN THE 140'S NOW BUT HE'S STILL NOT HAPPY WITH THIS "SITTING" NUMBER.
KEEP TAKING THE POTASSIUM TIL GASTRO IS OVER WITH.
IF IT CONTINUES INTO NEXT WEEK OFF TO THE ER FOR AN IV DRIP & SOME MEDS THEN HOME RIGHT AWAY.:faint:
DOING THE BRAT DIET OVER THE WEEKEND.
I HAD TO WORK A BIT IN THE EARLY MORNING.
SOMETHING CAME UP THAT NEEDED ATTENTION.
THEN THE DR ARRIVED AND I NEVER WENT BACK DOWN.
THE KIDS ARRIVED LATE THURS NITE. RICHIE IS WORKING THIS WEEKEND AND THE WEATHER IS THE PITS.
THEY MIGHT JUST ALL MELLOW OUT OVER THE WEEKEND HERE....IE: SLEEP!!
NOTHING GOING ON TODAY. 2 DAYS OF REST AND SOFT FOODS. :cry:
OTHER THAN THAT....THE DR SAID I LOOK GREAT!:D
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE:moped:




ANNIE... THE STRAWBERRY SALSA DID SOUND DELISH......HOPE YOU LIKED IT..
I HEAR YA ON THE BP & THANK GOD NEITHER OF US HAS THE DIABETES.
HOPE YOUR WEEKEND IS A GREAT ONE TOO....THANKS. HAVE A GOOD TIME.
PART 2: HOPE THEY FIND THE DOGGIES OWNER.
I WISH WE COULD ALL BE WITH YOU TOO....AGAIN....HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND:ug:



MICHELLE....I THINK IT SOUNDS GREAT TOO!!! PRAYING WE'RE BOTH RIGHT.
I LIKE THE "WRAP THINGS UP PART"> :encore:
SENDING YOU THE BEST THOUGHTS I CAN MUSTER UP THIS WEEKEND:hug:
)don't go nuts working around the house and getting hurt.
you need your body as well as your articulated speech!!!!) :tantrum:




ELLEN....THE TILTED KILT CRACKED ME UP!!! IMG!! TOO FUNNY!
WHASTEVER WITH THESE PLACES THINK OF NEXT? BET THEY MAKE A FORTUNE AT LUNCH TIME!!!
I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER OVER THE WEEKEND.
PROBABLY SINUS AND ANOTHER "NON-STOP ELLEN" WEEK!!! :hug:
GET SOME DOWN TIME IN THERE. YOU NEED IT!!




HAPPY....HOPE YOU GOT ITDONE BEFORE THE RAINS CAME!!
THAT'S OUR NEVER ENDING STORY OVER HERE!! RAIN AND MORE RAIN!!
SO DID YA BUY ANYTHING GOOD?????
PART 2: I TURNED THE PAGE AND SEE YOU BOUGHT LOTS OF LOVELY THINGS!
I LOVE THE LOG PLANTER IDEA. I LOVE PINTEREST TOO!!
I HAD TO GIVE IT UP FOR AWHILE...MY EYES AND BACK WERE KILLING ME :rofl:




CEEJAY....SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE TEENAGER TROUBLES.
WE HAD SOME SKATEBOARDERS HERE HARRASSING THE SENIORS WHILE THEY WALKED IN THE DRIVEWAY.
THEY TRIED TO ACT SO INNOCENT. THEN THEY JUST DISAPPEARED. HOPE YOURS DO THE SAME:hug:




SHAD...GUESS THERE IS NO REAL SURPRISE THERE FOR YOU WITH THE SOURING RELATIONSHIP OF THE KIDDOS. BUT I AM SORRY TO HEAR IT. HOPING AFTER THE GCW IS BORN THINGS JUST MIGHT CHANGE. I'LL KEEP MY FIONGERS CROSSED.
SO DS2 IS MEETING PARENTS???OPMG!!! NOW THAT SHOCKS ME!!
NOT SURE WHETHER TO BE HAPPY OR WORRY?!?!?! :rofl:
HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER. THE ORCHIDS SOUND LOVELY AS USUAL.
BACK TO HUNTER FOR ANOTHER MONTH???? :faint:
WISHINGYOU GOD SPEED ON THE JOURHNEY AND HOPE THE JOB GOES SMOOTHLY!!:hug:

annie175
06-09-2012, 07:15 AM
Party Day...aren't you glad...now you won't have to hear about it anymore....ba hahahahahahahahhahaahahaha :)

happy2bme
06-09-2012, 09:10 AM
Good morning ladies,

Got invited to a BBQ today - should be a great day for it. I've got to make 2 salads to bring with so won't be on here long. We grilled up the salmon (me) and halibut (him) yesterday for dinner. SO delicious. Had 2 types of cucumber salad because he likes vinegar and I like dill. Rounded it off with some lightly sauteed brocolli. Yum. I bought what I THOUGHT was mini mozzerella balls with marinated red peppers. Got it home and it was peeled GARLIC CLOVES. I mean sincerely, WHO would eat that????? Didn't go to waste tho, DH finely chopped one and added it to his fish and I thinly sliced one and added it to the sauteed broccoli so we are probably more healthy and more STINKY than we were yesterday :rofl: Don't sit too close to us at the BBQ or hope it's outside :lol3:

I'm thinking about an apple cole slaw as a side dish to bring along. Never tried that before - always kinda dicey to bring something you never tried first. Am I feeling lucky? :chin: Can't stay too long, got lots of planting to finish up - mostly herbs so it should be easy.

Annie - happy birthday to Dad - hope you have a WONDERFUL party with lots of happy moments to remember.

Shad - bummer on the saga of the grandchild. No surprise with the spending - first time mommas unless they grew up thrifty and poor generally ooh and ahh about the prettiest, pricey things not giving a thought to where the money will come from. :rolleyes: Oh how I wish I could see your orchids! You do have magic fingers when it comes to coaxing flowers to bloom. Are you just as good with vegetable flowers as I could use some sprouts on my plants :lol: Hope you have a nice weekend and don't spend it doing nothing but laundry.

Mel - glad you got a cautiously good report from the doctor. Just means you have to be ultra careful with everything in and around you. Seems like you are the only part of the country getting any rain. Blow some back this way, will you? Hope the kiddies don't make you crazy.

Michelle - no, we don't have any Steins up this way unless they are in Duluth. The lettuce collander I got at the local grocery mart - they have a HUGE garden center they put in the parking lot - wish I had waited to pick up my flowers until they were ready to open - they have a fantastic selection and better prices than Walmart and the hardware store or nursery. But it was my first year here, will know better next year.

I'd better get a move on - will be time to go before I know it. Have a great weekend ladies, hello to all the Worldlies :wave:

ceejay52
06-09-2012, 09:28 AM
Morning
Getting ready to start my day.

Shad
Sorry to hear about the ordeal with the baby things.

Happy
Have fun at the bbq. The apple cole slaw sounds good. Did you get you planting done.

Annie
Ouch on coming home to the hot house. I leave my air set on 74 I can't open the windows like I used to due to the allergies.

Mel
Glad the dr was semi good to you. Didn't realize the potassium was good for the gastroenteritis.

Michelle and Ellen :wave: Have a good day.

I'm off to run errands.

1day@atime
06-09-2012, 05:21 PM
Hello Ladies,

Busy week at work. I worked from the house and got my front yard landscape started. Still a work in progress but at least I have something to build on. I actually have a date with a new gusy tonight. I get so nervous meeting someone for the first time.

Annie - I hope your day is great! Party, Party...

Happy - have fun at the BBQ. What do you put in the cucumber salad? I just cut mine up, add tomatoes and then some zesty italian.

Shad - wish I could grow orchids. Yes, i had posted some before and after pictures on fb.

Mel - take care of you girl. What is the BRAT diet?

Ceejay - have you talked with their parents? I would definitely put a no tresspasing sign up.

Ellen, Mitchelez, & Laura - Hope you all are having a good day.

ceejay52
06-09-2012, 06:13 PM
Patty
It would be nice if I knew these kiddo's parents but they live a couple of streets over. I'm not going to hunt them down. There's been a few kids come through the yard yesterday and none today and one gave me the evil eye but I stared him down.

Good luck on the date. Know you will do fine.

I've been a bit skeptical about putting up no trespassing signs, and I forgot them went I went to Walmart while ago.

MELODY525
06-10-2012, 06:27 AM
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MORNING LADIES OF THE WORLD

I DO BELIEVE OUR STATE JUST MIGHT FLOAT OUT TO SEA IF THIS RAINY WEATHER CONTINUES.
WE'RE MIGHTY SOGGY RIGHT ABOUT NOW.
I AM GLAD TO SEE THE SUN ON & OFF DURING THE DAY THOUGH.

DID SOME COOKING AND CLEANING YESTERDAY BUT NOTHING TO BRAG ABOUT.
TIME FOR BREAKFAST OR SOMETHING TO DRINK.
I'M NOT AWAKE YET. :faint:
HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY!





HAPPY.....HOW WAS THE BBQ AND DID YOU MAKE THE APPLE SLAW???
HOPE THE WEATHER HELD OUT....I TIRED TO SEND THE RAIN!!! LOL
I CANNOT IMAGINE ANYONE EATING GARLIC LIKE THAT BUT THEY DO. YUCK!





CEEJAY.....SOMETIMES SIGNS MAKE THEM WANT TO DO IT ALL THE MORE.
MAYBE THE KIDS WILL JUST GET TIRED OF GOING THRU. I HOPE SO.
RELAX & HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.





PATTY....I GOT NERVOUS JUST READING YOUR POST!!
I USED TO HATE FIRST DATES OR MEETINGS. :cry:
HOPE THE DATE WENT OK AND YOU BOTH HAD A NICE TIME:hug:




:wave: HELLO TO ALL THE WEEKEND PARTYING CHICKS:cheers:

Shad
06-10-2012, 06:59 AM
Getting late and I am still not finished with today. Got a dose of the tummy wobbles at one stage and spent some time on the run - so to speak. Anyway, going to go off to bed and will be back early in the morning. Back to the Hunter tomorrow.

Patty good luck with the date. Hope he is really nice. You deserve someone like that

annie175
06-10-2012, 07:49 AM
Good Morning Chicklets....

Party day was a great success. Dad was truly surprised. He even shed a tear or two....maybe that is where I get it. Going to put the house in order and be done with this part of the day....Doing nothing else but relaxing....the past two months getting this place ready for the party has completely worn me out. High today 90 degrees and wish we had some of Mellie's rain. All the ground is dry and cracked.

HAPPY...how was the apple slaw...it sounded delish. I love salads with fruit thrown in. BBQs are so fun but also a lot of work. Thank God for my brother yesterday on his grilling skills.

CEEG...we definitely breath better when the air is on here too. I am allergic to cut grass, even tho it is so dry, some are still cutting their grass and playing havoc with my sinuses.

MELLIE....we are hurting for rain here. It is so dry and hot. Weatherman is teasing us with maybe an inch of rain on Monday early Tuesday. Be sure to keep your life jacket on just in case you start floating.

SHADDIE...never enough time in the day to get anything done and there is always something "more" to be done...Have a good work week sister.

PATTY....when the day comes that I can look at my yard and say all is done will probably be the end of the world...seems like we are always coming up with something else to do to the yard.

Hope everyone is have a wonderful Sunday/Monday....hello to all the rest of you lovely ladies of the worldlie land.

Hugs

upswife
06-10-2012, 11:29 AM
Happy Sunday/Monday Ladies! I am sitting at work waiting for the phone to ring. It has been so slow this weekend, but I think that is because of the hot sunny weather. No one wants to be out shopping. I did not make any sales yesterday…hoping today is better.
Not much else going on DH took the kids to a birthday party yesterday in Chicago, they all had a blast, even tho there was a potty accident with DD3. I have Ortho appts this week for DS, DD2 and DH. YAY Just hanging out for the rest of the week. With DS birthday on Wednesday and DD2 birthday on Saturday.
Annie~so glad the party went well and your dad was surprised. We are having very similar weather and everytime I step out side I can just feel the heat from the sun…it looks like we are in for a long Summer.

Shad~no rest for the wicked out there by you. You have been going non stip forever. Try to take some time to relax. So sorry that DS1 is having to shell out so much for baby things. I know with my first three I had some pricy things that I barely used. With DD3 I bought just a cheapie stroller that I used all the time.

Mel~ ”Rain rain go away” hope you have not floated away. Sounds like you had some ok news from the Dr. Take care and stop working. You need to take care of Mel…not everyone else!

Ceejay~Sorry you have bad kids running around. That can be so tiring dealing with it all. Next time the run thru call the cops. Esp if they are causing damage to personal property.

Patty~how did the date go? Did you get over your nerves??

Happy~Apple cole slaw sounds delish! Did you make it? haow was the BBQ? Had a good Laugh over the garlic cloves. I will eat them when they are really cooked, not raw in oil. Your fish and brocoli sound so yummy. I just need a chef…so not looking forward to cooking.

Michelle~hope you had a chance to sped time with DH this weekend. How did the appts go?

Ok, time to go back to work. HA HA HA we are all just sitting around waiting for calls.

Shad
06-10-2012, 04:33 PM
Morning all,

Lots to do today, so will make this fairly brief. It's a long weekend here, however I will be flying out this afternoon, so no rest for the wicked I guess. Still raining here so there won't be much work outside this morning. I have a couple of rooms to dust and sweep and change the bedding and I am done with the 'spring clean'. Don't know when I will get home again to do some more.

Annie - glad to hear that the party went off so well. The photo of you and your dad on facebook this morning is lovely.

Ellen - so many things to do for and with the children. Never ending roundabout that one - until all of a sudden they are 18 and out on their own.

Trying to put together a screen show of my orchids and roses over the years. Then I need to find some music to go with it. I've done one for down the haul road, just trying to find some suitable music for that one. After that I will let you know where to go to see them. It's something I can do while working away from home.

Anyway - about to watch the early morning news and then onto packing, and getting the house finished. Catch you later.

MELODY525
06-11-2012, 06:35 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS.

I FEEL BRAIN DEAD TODAY. :rofl:
MUST HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY IN MY DREAMS LAST NIGHT.
NEED TO SEE THE BOSSLADY WHEN SHE ARRIVES ANDS THEN I SHOULD BE FREE.
THE KIDS CAME BACK HOME AGAIN.
THEY NEED MORE THINGS TO KEEP BUSY WITH ALL THIS RAIN & CLOUDY WEATHER.
SOME TRISP TO THE STORES DOWN HERE & OUR LOCAL LIBRARY SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THAT.
THEN NEXT WEEKEND BACK TO THE TRAILER.
SPENT THE LATE AFTERNOON ON THE PHONE WITH JEN.
Ahhhhhhhhh.....PEACE & QUIET:beach:
HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:



SHAD....HOPE YOUR TUMMY FEELS MUCH BETTER TODAY.
SOUNDS LIKE WE HAD ABOUT THE SAME KIND OF WEEKEND:hug:
PRAYING THE WORK AT HUNTER GOES WELL THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE & HEAR THE SLIDE SHOW!
I STILL THINK OF YOUR NIECE'S WEDDING SHOW!!




ANNIE....I AM GLAD WAS HAPPY & SURPRISED.
HOPE EVERYONE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME.
THE FOODS SOUNDED SO GOOD I WAS DROOLING OVER HERE:drool:




ELLEN.....YOU COULD SPEND A LIFETIME JUST AT THE DOCTORS!!!
HOPE EVERYONE GETSA A GOD REPORT.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY EARLY FOR DS & DD2:hb: LOTS OF CELEBRATING!!
GIVES ME AN EXCUSE TO SPLURGE NEXT WEEKEND:rofl:

MELODY525
06-11-2012, 06:57 AM
PATTY.....I FORGOT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION YESTERDAY...
THE BRAT DIET CONSISTS OF
BANANAS,
RICE,
APPLESAUCE (NO SUGAR ADDED)
TOAST.
IT HELPS "BIND" THINGS TOGETHER!!
THAT FOLLOWED BY SOFT FOODS ADTER A FEW DAYS. :dance:

Moni1love
06-11-2012, 07:05 AM
Hello everyone! I am new to 3FC. I am beginning my diet today. Two years ago I lost 60 pounds... and was the happiest ever! Now- here I am the heaviest I have ever weighed. I weigh more now than I did when I was pregnant... :(
I have a membership at a wonderful gym (lifetime fitness)... I am hoping to lose 10 pounds this month.
Looking forward to feeling myself again, and really looking forward to feeling better about myself.
Also- looking forward to getting to know you all.

-Moni

diyana
06-11-2012, 08:27 AM
Good morning ladies!

Monday again...Sheesh, was that the fastest weekend EVER or what? Friday was a stressful day. I had an appointment at lunch that went well. Then on the way back to work, I had a phone message from a place that I met with early that week saying that an offer would be in the mail. It hasn't arrived yet, but I'm hoping it comes today. Then I will look at the salary and get details about the benefits. Then Friday after work, I met with the COO of the company where my former manager knows the CEO well and has given me a great recommendation. The meeting with the COO was going quite well until we got to the salary part. She said that she'd have to pay the recruiter who referred me 20%, and that the benefits (which weren't that great) would cost them roughly 20% of my salary...and could I go any lower than my requested salary? She said that most employees there have started out at a low salary and then after a year, are increased to market salary. So what's the absolute bottom line I could go? I was like "Huh?". I thought you liked me, and my skills/experience. I told her the absolute lowest I could go, which would still be an increase from where I'm at. She said she would discuss with the CEO and the Director of IT and let me know their decision late this week or early next week. I've never been so blatantly "low-balled". I mean, it was almost like she was inferring that I should take 40% less due to them having to compensate the recruiter and pay for benefits. I mean, really? With over 16 years experience, why would I wait for a year before I'm paid at market rates. :dunno: So I left that meeting fairly pissed off and insulted. Out of respect for my former manager and his friendship with the CEO, I did not lose my cool, and actually sent her a very cordial "thank you" email when I got home.

I also sent off a very nice "Thank You" to the company I met with over the lunch hour on Friday, so hopefully that one pans out. And I've got two appointments tomorrow; one with a competitor of my current company and one with a prominent hospital in the area (whose website I actually used to work on when I first moved to WI and worked at a marketing agency).

I'm hoping that the crazy low-ball offer was just a blip and that these other employers will see what an asset I would be to their company.

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Moni - Welcome! I'm the heaviest I've ever been also, but I'm doing good making healthier food choices, watching portions and trying to exercise. Good for you for finding a good gym. How often do you work out?

Shad - Wow, DS2 is meeting the folks! That sounds quite serious. Has he been dating this young lady long? Funny that you learned about DS2's visit to the folks from DS1. Bummer that DS1's partner isn't willing to watch the expenses a bit more carefully. I hope the tummy wobbles have eased up since you'll be traveling back to Hunter soon. I'm glad you had a long weekend and I hope you found a little time to relax. I can't wait to see the screen show of your flowers!

Annie - I'm glad the birthday party went well. The photo of you and your dad is great! You should get it framed and give it to him. Bummer about the greyhound; they are really gentle, docile dogs especially when they get older.

Mel - Bummer about the asthma; definitely keep the inhaler handy, girlfriend. I hope the BRAT diet is helping your gastro issues.

Happy - From your FB post, it sounds like the BBQ was a lot of fun. :)

Patty - How did your date go? What's he like? You deserve a prince, girlfriend...so don't go settling for any frogs. :hug:

Ellen - I hope you have a great week! Do your kids get bored during the summer with no school? Is DD1 still sad that she'll be missing her friends next year?


Time to get some work done.

Much love and hugs to all,

ceejay52
06-11-2012, 09:31 AM
Morning

Hi Moni-. Welcome to the worldlies.

Michelle
That must have bee some disappointment with the interview. I've never heard of the recruit getting part of your salary. Guess things change.

Mel
Wish we could have some of your rain.

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Ugh weighed in this morning and i'm 201.6. Yesterday was 199.0. I didn't want to but I'm taking a fluid med today. Doing better with the food but I'm thinking it's the dr pepper this time. I was off caffeine totally then I got back on it. Guess it's time to break that habit again.

annie175
06-11-2012, 09:57 AM
Good Morning, Good Morning...we are all in our places with bright shiny faces....HA!

CHELLE...maybe a more unexperienced applicant might fall for that...really...who does she think I am kidding....and I thought unless it was advertised the applicant would be absorbing some of the cost, it wasn't supposed to be mentioned. You might want to let your recruiter know that. I could be wrong about that. It is peeing me off to even think about it. If you want benefits you will have to take less salary...mmmpfh. <----that is a mean sigh! Well that position is not the one that God has in mind for you as it does not meet YOUR criteria...the perfect position is just around the corner.

CEEG...sorry about the uppage on weight. Soda is a real contributor to adding lbs. You know how it is done and I know you can do it. Giddy up sista friend.

MONI...welcome aboard, we are a great bunch of gals and great support. You can do this as stated you have done it before....may the force be with you.

Hey theres to all the rest of the worldlie sisters. Have a wondeful day/night.

Loves and Hugs.

annie175
06-11-2012, 09:59 AM
not unexperienced...*inexperienced*...geez my brain is not working, I am a bit dizzy today, hot and out of sync.

For some reason I have been waking up sweating several times a night the past few days. I have not done that in a couple of years...Weird. Please don't say going through the change....I have not had a period in 3 years due to the ablasion I had done. Maybe I am just getting too stinkin old. BLAH!

diyana
06-11-2012, 11:08 AM
Ceejay - It's common practice nowadays that if you go through a recruiter or employment agency to get a job, the employer pays them a percentage of your salary as commission. But I've NEVER heard of an employer asking the candidate to accept a significantly below-market salary to offset either the commission to the recruiter OR the benefits.

Annie - I guess she thought she was dealing with a rookie. Since all future bonuses, raises, retirement benefits, etc. are based on salary...I would NEVER consider starting way below market just to maybe get a "promised" increase later. It :censored: me off too. I'm not sure the cause of your sweats...but I know for a fact that I am going through the change - hot flashes, night sweats and all. It's been about 6 months at least since "Flo" has visited. Overall though...this "change" hasn't been too bad. Knock on wood.

Laura705
06-11-2012, 11:28 AM
Morning all.

Ellen - Hope work picked up for you yesterday - the day goes slow when there's nothing to do. Sounds like your week might get busy with the birthdays coming up.

Shad - Hope you had a nice long weekend. Did you find out anymore about DS2's visit w/ the gf's parents?? Sorry to hear there's tension with DS1 & his gf over money. Seeing how kids only get more expensive as they grow, this is not a good sign... Safe travels to you. Looking forward to your flower video! :flow1:

Mel - So the weather drove the kids & kids' kids back to the city? I have to admit that the indoor activities at summer camp weren't as memorable as all the outdoor ones. So is this place where they go some sort of summer community with mobile homes as the housing and all the usual stuff - pool, lake, boating, organized activities, etc.? My friend and her hub had a place like that for a few years and enjoyed having the grandkids visit, but didn't care for the upkeep. Hope the rest of your day is calm.

Moni - Welcome! A friend of mine is a member at a Lifetime Fitness and it sounds really nice. Make it a priority to be a regular there and I'm sure you'll see results!

Michelle - Well, sounds like you've got a lot of possibilities coming out of all the interviews you've been doing. But that one with the lowball salary...ridiculous. They incur costs searching and hiring good people and they're giving that as an excuse for hiring below market?? Gosh, would they also try and factor in the cost of your workspace and computer equipment?? And I wonder how they treat someone looking for a job with them who may have been unemployed for a while... Good for you for keeping your true thoughts to yourself.

Ceejay - Hope the fluid pill works for you. I've been mostly limiting myself to one soft drink per day for a while now, and shifting to iced tea as well just to avoid the chemicals (since I drink diet soft drinks). However, I still use artificial sweetener in my tea, so that's another change to attempt...sometime.

Annie - The "bright shiny faces" - wow, brought back memories of my mother singing that song in the mornings. Never knew where it came from. Probably to sleepy and cranky in the mornings to even think to ask!! Glad your party went over well and your dad enjoyed it - you sure worked hard to make it a success! How did the strawberry salsa go over? It sounded yummy! Hope those night sweats go away - you have enough trouble getting good sleep.

Patty - How was the date? Hope this week is less busy for you.

Happy - How was the cookout? The slaw with apples sounded tasty!
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Well, back to work Monday. Had a lovely weekend. I enjoyed my time in MI. Friday we drove down, checked into our hotel and then had lunch at a place w/ a nice outdoor patio area - actually we ate outside for 5 of our 7 meals and all were nice outdoor areas. Not like in the heart of downtown gulping exhaust along with your food amidst the hordes of people & traffic, and the el train roaring overhead...Friday afternoon and into the evening was the beach - just a wonderful time of decompression.

Saturday was the winery tour via bike - described as " a leisurely bike ride through the gently rolling hills, vineyards, and orchards of Southwest Michigan". Well, it was mostly all that, and my friend B & I really enjoyed it. However, gently rolling hills can be challenging to cycle on!!! I was pretty challenged by a couple of them and B had to stop and walk her bike on those same couple, but we both survived and otherwise enjoyed the scenery and the experience a lot.

Yesterday B drove me home and she came in for a few minutes to see the house & doggy. She was about to use the half bath before leaving, but I popped in first to make sure it was presentable and found I needed to flush the toilet. Well I pushed the lever and it suddenly gave way - inside the tank, the mechanism connecting the lever to the rest of the flush valve (?) had broken off, lol. B used the other bathroom (the one bf didn't clean, haha). It's always something, isn't it?!? Bf and I went to lunch and then to Lowe's for the new part. We also found some good quality covers for our chaise lounges - hope we didn't jinx our chances of getting some rain - so very dry here!!

Okay, better get this posted and back to Mt. E-mail. Seems like things are under control with my one big project, but better check in with the boss to make sure!!!

Cheers!
:cheers:

annie175
06-11-2012, 12:31 PM
Laura...a bike ride through a winery sounds delightful. I would be like your friend tho and walk the bike up the hill. It sounds like your trip was fun. Both of our toities did that in the same week. It gave Curtis a run for his money.

Later Sista...don't get lost in Mt. Email.

happy2bme
06-11-2012, 03:41 PM
Hi Guys,

I did not make the apple slaw - my cousin usually makes cole slaw and I didn't want 2 slaw dishes. So will save it for another time. BBQ was nice - it was really hot here - 90 degrees and the sun beats down hotter up this way. They had very little shade on the porch and the inside wasn't much cooler either. I am generally not one to complain about heat but it was too warm even for me. We stayed for about 4 hours and had a nice time - good food, good company. Yesterday I worked outside all day long trying to finish up my planting. Got all but a few pieces done before I ran out of potting soil. All my herbs are planted, transplanted a couple of petunias that were outgrowing their pots and planted the arugula and chives in the vegetable garden. That collander with the lettuces is going gangbusters - actually I have some spring greens and some spinach and it all is doing well. The only thing I ate all day was an early moring coffee and a breakfast smoothie. By 4pm I was hot, tired and famished. Took a shower and DH and I ventured to a town about 30 minutes away in search of pizza. Only found 1 place DH did not want to go into. The town was pretty dead - most everything closed up. We were going to go to another town 30 minutes away but I was afraid that might be closed up too so we came back to our place - several of the restaurants were closed and we wound up in a place that is part of a restaurant chain. Food was good but they had the air conditioning turned to freezing - even DH was cold. We ate quickly and left. Today I putzed around with some things. Applied for another part time job, we'll see what happens.

Annie - I'm glad to hear that your Dad's party turned out so well - but you knew it would. The pic of your Dad and you is just precious - I agree you should get it framed. As for waking up - menopause lasts about 10 years on and off. Just because Flo left town doesn't mean you won't get twinges here and there - especially as things dry up and you get less and less natural hormones. Wait until the male pattern baldness and chin hairs set in - thank God I don't have the urge to scratch things yet and talk deeply :rofl:

Laura - that bike ride at the winery sounded delightful - except for the steep hills. But then like you did, just walk along and enjoy the view. Glad you had a nice long weekend. Bummer on the potty breaking. Geez that could have been embarassing for your guest but that's how you differentiate real friends. :lol:

Michelle - sounds like you have some hot irons in the fire. It doesn't surprise me at all about the low balling. It's the new normal. People up here complain that employers don't want to pay anything for wages and purposely keep a bunch of people on part time instead of having 1 full time worker they have to pay benefits too. And ... with the economy some people have taken the "be glad you have a job" to extremes. Although this one trying to cut your salary because of benefits and recruiting costs is pretty nervy - doesn't bode well of how they would be valuing their employees once on board. You alone have to decide what you are willing to settle for although I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt get as much as you can up front because unless you are a hot sought after recent college grad they have pegged for the fast track, they rarely follow up with empty promises of money later on. I got messed up big time in Memphis because I trusted and believed. I'm sure something will come along soon for you. :crossed:

Ceejay - I find a 2 pound flux is normal - what with eating, fluid intake, bathroom regularity and even found I weigh more when it rains :rofl: Just keep a close eye on what you think are trouble spots and adjust as necessary.

Welcome Moni and good luck in your journey.

Mel - BRAT diet, eh? I suppose if it helps to get things calmed down but it sure doesn't sound very appealing :( Seeing your post about entertaining the kids reminds me about the differences between us growing up and today's children. I do see people trying to keep the kids occupied and entertained constantly. Whereas for us, I remember Mom throwing us outside and telling us to go out and play. If we were dumb enough to say we were bored, we were given extra chores to do. We soon learned to take amuse ourselves :rofl:

Ellen - hope you got some calls yesterday so the day wasn't too long and dragged out. Interesting your comment about not using much in the way of baby things and with 4 children, you'd be an expert on the subject. But I guess new Moms don't want to listen to anyone's advice, do they? With 4 kids, a full time job and a house to keep up, I think you deserve a chef too :D It's hard to keep up with everything. I don't mind cooking except for those occasional moments when I am brain dead on what to eat and nothing looks good. Now that I have a substantial herb garden, I am trying to figure out how to incorporate some of that into my cooking. I tried Lemon Thyme for the first time and love the bright lemon, citrusy flavor. I had DH try some and he said it reminded him of soap :rolleyes: However he did like the peppery bite of the arugula greens.

Patty - hope your date went well. Looking forward to hearing the details.

My sister's very wise aunt on her DH's side has been asking how we are doing in retirement. She accurately predicted that it is getting used to each other all over again. It reminds me of when I first got married. DH and I are getting on each other's nerves. There are some new habits he picked up that just irritate the living bejesus out of me and I am finding it very difficult to ignore it though I pray nightly for tolerance. Let's just say part of the reason I am looking for a part time job is to get out of the house for a while. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Guess that's enough of my complaining. Better get off the computer before I hear about it again. Later chicks.

Shad
06-12-2012, 01:01 AM
Hi y'all
Just finished my training session. It went fairly well. Some people seem to pick it up easily, some don't. The older we get it seems the less the brain wants to absorb.
So shortly I will be going home and will check out the shops for some fresh food. Or maybe not as I brought down enough to see me through tonight anyway - it looks like lamb chops with broccoli and mushrooms for dinner tonight. I have some cute little spices I picked up. Six very small pots - paprika, garlic granules, rosemary, thyme and oregano and one other thing whose name I have forgotten. They are dried but very handy for travelling and cooking. I will probably need a couple of other things besides so maybe shopping will be the go.

I'll try and get back for personals tonight. Looks like you have all been very busy. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am here. Maybe not posting as often as I should but there you go. That's life

annie175
06-12-2012, 08:00 AM
Good Morning/Evening All...

Well, June 12, finally arrived. Dad and I will be celebrating our birthday together tonight on it's official day. He is taking me out to dinner to celebrate...his 85th/my 52nd (37 haha). He mentioned at his party that he hoped to be here next year to celebrate our birthdays together, but he wasn't sure. I flatly told him to SHUT UP!!

I was uber lazy last night. I watered my garden, cleaned the grill and put in the new solar lights in the front and back. Went inside, took a shower, put on my jammies, and read a book till about 8:30 pm. Curtis was out fishing on the pond with the neighbor. I went to bed and that was it..only woke up one time and went right back to sleep. Only over slept by 30 minutes but made it up by 5:30. Was even early to work this morning. Go figure.

I am the only soul left in the office today. Katie's kitty was run over by a car on Saturday and she is too sad to come to work. Everyone else is either out selling or at enrollment meetings. I am partying by myself. Jan is however here (another department and the girl that moved in with me for a month a while back) and is taking me to lunch at When Eddie met Salad. A great salad place...google it.

SHADDIE...hmmm, lamb chops rate right there with liver in my books. YUCK. My basil is growing by leaps and bounds, have already harvested 3 times. My cilantro has flowered once and had to be cut back. I also harvested my first batch of lettuce and spinach. C and I had a salad Sunday night. Fresh is always so much better.

HAPPY...I will pray for tolerance for you and I....totally understand getting used to someone...after living alone for 7 years...C leaving the toitie LID, not the seat, just the LID up is making me nutty. Waiting for the appropriate time to mention it sweetly that it annoys me. lol.

Hello's to all, feel betters to those that need it, may the force be with us all in our life's challenges.

Loves and Hugs

MELODY525
06-12-2012, 08:31 AM
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OK....NOW THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS.....MORE RAIN & CLOUDS.
BUT THE SUN IS SUPPOSED TO COME OUT A BIT TOMORROW!:sunny:
IF NOT.....THEN NOAH BETTER GET HIS BUTT OVER HERE AND GET THAT ARK GOING.
WOKE UP A BIT LATE. I NEED TO GO DOWN TO THE OFFICE.
WE'RE GETTING CLOSE TO THE DEADLINE OF THE 20TH.
THE BUILDING IS ALMOST READY AND REPAIRS FINISHED.
TIME FOR THE FINISHING TOUCHES AND MY BATHROOM DOOR PUT BACK ON:rofl:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:




MICHELLE.....I WAS SORRY TO READ YOUR POST.
THEY MUST HAVE MISTAKEN YOU FOR A NOVICE!!!:rollpin: WHAT FOOLS.
HOPE IN THE END SOMETHINGGOOD COMES OUT OF ALL THIS.
STILL SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS YOUR WAY:crossed:
THINK POSITIVE AND IT WILL COME TO YOU :hug:




CEEJAY....SODA OF ANY KIND IS BLOATING.
I FORGET THE REASON WHY BUT IT IS.
CAN I SEND YOU SOME RAIN CLOUDS VIA UPS????
I TRIED DANCING TO GET THEM TO MOVE BUT IT DIDN'T WORK :belly:




ANNIE.....MANY DRS HAVE TOLD ME THAT THEY HAVE PATIENTS WITH SYMPTOMS WELL INTO THEIR 80'S.
HAVING SAID THAT...THERE ARE MANY OTHER REASONS FOR NIGHT SWEATS.
JEN & I BOTH GET THEM AND NO ONE KNOWS THE REASON.
SENDING YOU A HUG:hug:
PART 2: I L,OVE THE EDDIE MET SALAD NAME!! TOO CUTE.
HAVE A GREAT LUNCH AND A NICE DAY WITH AN EMPTY OFFICE.
WISH I WAS THERE!! WE COULD HAVE RACES IN THE HALLS!:scooter:



LAURA....ANOTHER ONE I WISH I COULD SEND THE RAIN TOO!!
I HAD A LAUGH AT THE BATHROOM FIASCO. BUT IT WASN'T FUNNY.
MY HANDLE JUST FELL OFF 2 MONTHS AGO ON A FRIDAY NIGHT!!
I USED WIRE ALL WEEKEND JUST NOT TO CAUSE OVERTIME:rofl: :rofl:
SO GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TIME EXCEPT FOR THE "ROLLING" HILLS.
BUT YOU GOT VINO & GOOD EXERCISE THERE!! LOL
THE TRAILER PARK HAS EVERYTHING YOU MENTIONED BUT NO ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES.
BESIDES THE KIDS HAVE BOOKS THAT NEED READING OVER THE SUMMER.
MIGhT AS WELL GET IT DONE NOW. :book2:





HAPPY.....THE LETTUCES IN A COLLANDER....IS THAT LIKE A REGULAR COLLANDER TO DRAIN SPAGETTI AND SUCH??
GLAD THE BBQ WAS A NICE DAY OUT EXCEPT FOR THE 90 DEGREES!!
I COULD HAVE SENT YOU SOME RAIN DROPS TO COOL YOU OFF.:D
I REMEMBER LIVING IN UPSTATE NY FOR 2 YEARS AND THE SUN WAS UNREAL!!
IT'S DIFFERENT IN THE COUNTRY FOR SOME REASON.
WONDER IF IT WAS THE ELEVATION???:?:
STAY COOL MY NORTH-WESTERN FRIEND:hug:





:welcome: MONI......GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PLANS.
NICE TO MEET YOU.

annie175
06-12-2012, 08:35 AM
MELLIE...we could have hall races and margaritas to celebrate!!...lol. Have a wonderful day sweet, ornery sista! Hugs

ceejay52
06-12-2012, 09:18 AM
Morning,

We had much needed rain yesterday. Yesterday's thunderstorm was a doozy.

Mel
Think I'm having another issue besides the soda's. Having a bit of nerves due to all the unwanted kiddo's in the yard. Continue to take care of yourself.

Happy
Hadn't thought of planting lettuces in a collander. I may try that.
Good luck in finding that part time job.

Michelle
Hope all these interview's turn up something good.

Annie
I saw the picture of you and your dad on FB. I agree with the others that you should have it framed. And night sweats are very common. I still get them at times myself and I'll be 62 in August.

Ellen, Patty, Moni
How are things going with you?

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Weight is still 203 pounds this morning. I'm not getting enough fiber. UGH. Today no more soda's. I have one left in the fridge and I may or may not drink this. I'm breaking myself from caffeine again also. I'll be drinking decaf tea and good ole h2o. Rode the bike for 15 minutes last night.

upswife
06-12-2012, 09:56 AM
Just a quick drive by for me Slept late yestrday and forgot to check i. Haveto take the kiddies to the Ortho today. This will be fun. Will try to stop back in for personals later Have to run.

Laura705
06-12-2012, 10:05 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNIE!!!

Have a wonderful day and a fabulous year to come!! Enjoy your celebratory lunch and dinner.

:hat::yay::bday2you::celebrate::bday2::hb::gift::w oo::balloons:

annie175
06-12-2012, 10:05 AM
Chelle text me that she has 3 interviews today and no time to post...please send prayers her way and good vibes...Annie

annie175
06-12-2012, 10:06 AM
Thank you Laura...I am just kicking back today not doing much of nuttin' at work or home. lol.

Laura705
06-12-2012, 10:18 AM
Good for you - hope you have a laid back happy day! And thank you for the water bottles!! :thanks: I'm always looking for good ones, lol. On the winery tour, one thing they cheaped out on was the water and the water bottles. The squirty pop-up thingy leaked all over when I drank from it, and then I saw other people removing the entire lid to drink out of it - we all experienced it. But it had their name and logo on the bottle, so maybe I'll keep it for a souvenir... The water itself came straight from an outdoor spigot, and they filled a cooler with the water and ice and then filled our water bottles from that. I'm not a water snob at all, but that was was some smelly well water they have out there, and the cooler must not have been pristine because there were little specks of who knows what in it... Many people - including B and I - supplemented or replaced that water with bottled water we bought at our winery stops.

Laura705
06-12-2012, 11:01 AM
Morning all. Gonna try to be quick...

Ellen - Have fun at the ortho appt, haha. Is your oldest daughter old enough to babysit, or do you always have to take the whole gang along with you on these trips??

Ceejay - Glad you got some rain by you. We were forecast for some scattered storms, but they never came. Sorry the kids are causing you to be on edge. I hope they get bored of that soon and move on to other activities. Re their unauthorized use of the pool - I hope that doesn't result in tragedy. Do the pool owners have a locked fence around it? I think that's a rule in a lot of areas...not that it could keep determined kids out. Good job on the bike and good luck getting off the sodas!

Mel - Wow, all that rain. I hope it's not a lot today. Glad the building is almost ready for the (re?)inspections. LOL, what's with the toilet handles?? The plumbers must have a deal with the manufacturers, lol. Luckily it's not a difficult fix - making sure you get the right part is the hardest part, haha. School sure has changed - I never had summer reading assignments back when I was a student.

Annie - I considered my evening heroic and I think I did less or equal to what you did during your uber-lazy one, LOL. :lol: Enjoy your quiet day at work.

Shad - Glad your session went well yesterday. How did the lamb turn out??

Happy - Makes sense not to have another slaw at the bbq. Every once in a while at book club there's duplicate goodies - we'd try to update the e-vite with what we're bringing, but a lot of us are last-minute types and that doesn't always happen... Must be a real adjustment living in a less populated area with fewer dining options. I know on occasion bf and I are disappointed when we forget that a certain place is closed on a given day, or isn't open yet, but we just move on and pick another nearby. Can't imagine going a half hour further to find the next spot! Sorry you and dh are having some adjustment pains - all that togetherness!! But such a big life change for the both of you - working all your lives in big metro areas and now so much of the time it's just you and dh (and the various critters parading through). Hope you find something that gets you out of the house and gives you some buffer time and a transition of sorts.----The winery tour was really fun and beautiful - we don't get much rolling countryside in the city and 'burbs. And just for my own pride's sake - B had to walk her bike up part of the hills, but I stayed on my bike. But that was more because I just wanted to be done with the hill faster, hahaha. As for the toity incident, not a biggie - it wasn't embarassing, just surprising and funny. Probably wouldn't have been if we didn't have a 2nd bathroom, LOL.

Michelle - Hope your interviews go well today!!
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Bf got the tiller carburetor rebuilt & the veg patch tilled, so in spite of not feeling like it, I planted my tomato and pepper plants last night after work. Turns out my cherry tomato plant was a two-fer, and so I have two cherry tomato plants now (one too many, I'm sure). I also planted a "Early Girl" tomato plant. For peppers, I have one serrano pepper and one orange bell pepper plant. I didn't put down any herb seeds, but I'll get around to putting down some cilantro seeds later this week. I'll check and see if I have any basil seeds. Hmmm.

I also watered the transplanted hosta. Ugh, the soil is so dry!! It's gray and awful. Really need to work on amending the soil. I'd love to do some composting, but I'd have to invest in one of those rotating drums or a well-contained system - gross as it sounds, my grass clump-eating doggy would totally love the smell of all that decomposing stuff and would get at it if he could.

I did a load of laundry too. As I normally do for a lot of my clothes, I hung most of it to dry in the basement and I hope it won't smell like gasoline - bf began working on carburetor #2 - from our leaf blower/vac. Ugh.

Tonight I'm going to the movies - we're seeing "Snow White and the Huntsman".

Okay, this wasn't quick at all. :dunno: TTFN! ;)

annie175
06-12-2012, 12:13 PM
Laura...my lone cherry plant has died so I guess I will get another and replant. Several peeps around here have seen the Snow White movie..said it was good but kind of dark...let me know what you think. You are welcome for the water bottles.

MELODY525
06-12-2012, 02:39 PM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNIE!!! I FEEL LIKE SUCH A CHIT!!!
HOW COULD I HAVE MISSED THIS IN MY LITTLE BLACK BOOK!!
I AM JUST GLAD THE DAY DIDN'T END BEFORE I COULD WISH YOU THE BEST DAY EVER:hb: :gift:
SENDING BIRTHDAY KISSES AND HUGS :love: :hug:

THANK GOD LAURA IS PAYING ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ceejay52
06-12-2012, 03:03 PM
Annie
Happy Birthday. Glad I came back to check what's going on.

Laura
Good for you in planting the tomatoes and peppers.


My boss got himself a new modem in which all other computers are hooked up to. This one is sooooo much faster.

happy2bme
06-12-2012, 03:27 PM
A very, very happy birthday to you Anne. Hope your day is as wonderful as you are.

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Shad
06-13-2012, 05:50 AM
oh dear,
Today seems to be my day for killing off electronics. I seem to have killed my right hearing aid. I dropped a laptop this afternoon, it's not looking to hot either, and late this afternoon, I have murdered the photocopier. Hope that is the end of it. Can't afford too much in the way of replacement.

Annie hope you have had a great birthday. And wish dad the best as well. Bless the old guy.
My lamb steaks turned out very nice thank you. I stir fried a whole raft of veges - capsicum, onion, brocolli or is that broccoli? mushrooms and sweet potato, stuck in some oregano and voila a meal fit for the king or queen - which ever gets here first.

Happy - interesting that you and DH are now having to come to terms with each other all over again. It must be unnerving.

Michelle - I've been having an interesting conversation with one of the recruiting people I deal with. He was very impressed with their nerve and gall. Says that if he did anything like that, he would be out of business in weeks and if he heard of any of his companies doing that they would no longer be on his books. What a nerve. You swallow those costs - approximately three months salary - and pick the right person for the job. Sounds like they have been hit with some lousy choices for staff and it has cost them dearly. But that isn't your fault.

Laura - we have bike tours in the vines as well. They are very popular. We also have horse drawn carts to drop off the patrons and pick up the drunks and go from vineyard to vineyard to brewery. The horses are really nice.

Ceejay - can't do much about the kids, don't let them zap your zest for life

Ellen - can't imagine taking all those kiddos to the doctor en masse. What a handful for you.

Laura - **** yeah, doggies love decomposing stuff. I always remember the joke where the two doggies, piddling on a fire hydrant, watched the rubbish truck go past. One turned to the other and said - "I will never understand humans, just when it begins to smell good, they throw it away."

Mel - I spoke to my cousin who is a doctor of theology and preaches in Auckland about the plans for the ark. He told me to forget it because you have to think in cubits and for a treat get to live with the in-laws until the waters recede.

DS1 has been texting me. Seems that they must have had a trip to the gyn-ob this week. Seems that the baby may be quite small. Naturally M went ape that something is wrong with the baby. DS1 was asking about weights of babies in the family. Nothing wrong here, we were all high seven pounders and early eights and DS1's fathers mob were in the huge category. I asked if the doctor appeared worried about it - but apparently not. So drama reigns supreme. Still 8 weeks out. pheeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwy.

Better go sort out my stuff for tomorrow. And fight with this freaking phone because it seems to lose my photos. Found them yesterday, they are gone again today. If I ever find them again, they are to be downloaded to my computer. Hate the phone.

MELODY525
06-13-2012, 06:28 AM
http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=I4833084346663354&pid=1.1


GOOD MORNING CHICKS.

I GOT A CALL YESTERDAY FROM THE WH. CHAIR REPAIRMEN. THE OLD CHAIR CANNOT BE FIXED.
EVEN THOUGH THEY GOT PARTS FROM ANOTHER PATIENT'S CHAIR, THEY DON'T FIT.
THE WHEEL HUB IS SHOT ON HIS AS WELL.
TIME TO SEND IT TO THAT BIG SCRAP PILE IN THE SKY.
POOR MAN HAD TO HEAR ME CRY.
THEY ARE ALSO SENDING A MAN OUT TOMORROW TO MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT ON A CHAIR THEY FIXED OVER 2 YEARS AGO!
I NEED TO CHARGE IT UP AND GET TO THE LAUNDRY ROOM THIS MORNING.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:





SHAD......FORGET ALL THE INLAWS & THE CUBITS.
I CHANGED MY MIND!! WE'LL JUST HAVE TO SWIM FOR HIGHER GROUND!
WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE ELECTRONICS???? :yikes:
I THOUGHT JEN & I WERE THE ONLY ONES THAT HAD DAYS LIKE THAT!!
I HOPE THE DAY ENDED BEFORE YOU ADDED TO THAT LONG LIST:hug:
ALSO HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER!




ANNIE....HOW DID THE BIRTHDAY GO LAST NIGHT??
SO GLAD I DIDN'T MISS IT. HAD I NOT COME BACK AND SEEN LAURA'S POST, I WOULD HAVE.
HOPE IT WAS A GREAT DAY FOR YOU :encore:.....AND DAD!!!:hb:





CEEJAY.....A NEW MODEM?? WOW THAT IS GREAT.
FLIES LIKE AN EAGLE I BET!! ENJOY THE SPEED.
GOOD LUCK WITH THE CAFFEINE FREE IDEA...I AM STILL STRUGGLING WITH THAT ONE.




LAURA....HOW DID THE MOVIE GO?? I FORGET WHO WAS IN THAT ONE.
RICHIE'S KIDS GO TO PRIVATE SCHOOLLS......THAT'S WHY THEY HAVE A SUMMER READING LIST
AND THEIR DAD IS BROKE ALL THE TIME :rofl:
SEND COAL OVER HERE.....WE HAVE LOTS OF LUSH LONG GRASS HE CAN CHOMP ON!
WITH ALL THIS RAIN, THEY'VE BEEN MOWING EVERY WEEKEND!




MICHELLE.....THANKS TO ANNIE....WE WERE SENDING YOU GOOD THOUGHT OUT FOR THE JOBS.
HOPE GOOD THINGS ARE COMING TO YOU IN THE FUTURE:hug:




ELLEN.....DID THE ORTO END UP OK FOR ALL INVOLVED?
YOU NEED A PAIR OF SKATES WITH MOTORS ON THEM TO KEEP UP WITH EVERYONE!




HAPPY.....YOUR BUNNY GRAPHIC WAS ADORABLE. MADE ME LAUGH!!

diyana
06-13-2012, 09:15 AM
Good morning ladies -

I just have time for a super quick check in this morning. Here's the job hunting update....I'm currently in negotiation with two companies, with a probable 3rd offer coming this week. :yay: :yay: These companies are all smaller, so while the pay is better, the benefits are not nearly as good as my current company's (not surprising since I work for a very large company) - so that factors into the whole package. And DH and I have to look into the insurance his employer offers. Hopefully I'll be able to give notice Friday or Monday. I also had a really good interview yesterday for a position at a prominent hospital. I would really love that job. However, given my current situation...I have to take "the bird in the hand", but if an outstanding offer comes along later, I would definitely consider it. :)

Annie - Dang it all, I missed your b'day. I hope you had a great day, and I'm so so sorry for missing it. :( Please forgive me. Both of the companies that have given me offers provide insurance through Humana...so I may be asking you for info about the plans.


Gotta run for now.

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
06-13-2012, 10:25 AM
Michelle
Keeping fingers crossed and sending good vibes your way. I hope you get the job that most suits you.

---
nothing new in the south.

Laura705
06-13-2012, 10:46 AM
Morning all.

Annie - Sorry your cherry tomato plant didn't make it - if you were closer I would have been able to pass along the bonus one from my "twofer".

Shad - Wow, hope you made it through the rest of the day without any other e-casualties. Cute joke re the dogs & the garbage truck. And so true!! :D I think the wine tour co. also gives wagon tours. But I think cycling around kept me from feeling the wine too much - just sitting in the wagon would have taken the alcohol longer to leave my system.

Mel - Sorry the old chair can't be salvaged. :(

Michelle - I'm so happy to hear you have multiple options to mull over!! :) And I hope the timing of the hospital decision works out for you too - it's all happening so quickly!! Good luck!! :goodluck: :crossed:

Ceejay - Enjoy the faster computer!! :comp:

Hellos to the rest of the gang! Hope you're all having a good week. :)
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The movie "Snow White and the Huntsman" was generally entertaining. Quite a contrast from the lighthearted and silly "Mirror Mirror" I saw a couple months ago. Annie, it was dark like you said. I didn't care for the way the fight/action scenes were filmed - close-up and herky-jerky. It was also too long - over two hours. I liked the parts with the dwarfs (dwarves?), and it did have Chris Hemsworth in it (Thor), and I like him... though I liked him more in Thor and I really need to get out and see The Avengers!!

Nothing much else to report, except my right shoulder is bugging me today. Yesterday my right "tennis elbow" muscle/tendon/whatever was sore and I knew it was from gripping the digging tools when I was planting my veggies. Today it's that, plus my right shoulder's rotator cuff. Boo! :mad:

Nothing planned tonight. Well, maybe a load of laundry. And I'll have to keep watering all my plants and flowers. I need to get some exercise in there somehow.

Okay, back to work. All kinds of "yuckies" to tackle. The boss is stressed out over the latest project, and we have a new A/P person slowing things down. I have Friday off work for a doc appt, so I'm happy for a short week.

annie175
06-13-2012, 01:46 PM
Thank you for the birthday wishes...no one could possibly be late on the wishes as I celebrate the entire month of June.

My friend Nell took me to lunch today and gave me a handmade quilt that she made. It is so absolutely beautiful. The design is "baskets surrounded by log cabins" The back side is all pink. The colors on the front are pink/mauve/cream/ with a tinge of blue and lime green sprinkled in. It is absolutely beautiful. It's size is 90" by 78".

LAURA...I think I will wait and rent Snow White and still have not seen Mirror, Mirror, which I do still want to see. Your right shoulder is bugging you and my neck is hurting me. I have weathered it out all day so now I am giving in to an Aleve. They seem to work pretty well for me.

CEEG..nothing new in the south...well no news is good news....relax sister.

CHELLE...as I said you did not miss my birthday, I celebrate all month long. No forgiveness needed and no apologies are needed. Still praying for you to get the best position that God wants you to have. Leave it to HIM.

MELLIE...I think it is high time the government gets you a new chair. Like a Hov-around..or whatever those limosine chairs are called. Dang it anyways. The birthday went well last night. Dad and my SIL got a lil tipsy..too cute.

SHADDIE...I would eat the stir fry veggies but not the lamb....do you eat green mint jelly with it? Blah! Try to stay away from the electronic stuff, you seem to be destructive in that department.

HAPPY...thank you for the cute birthday bunny. and he is pink or she is pink...

Hello's to the rest of you beautiful chicklets also.

Have a great Hump Day/THursday....only two more days this week...man time goes faster and faster the older I get.

Loves and Hugs

happy2bme
06-13-2012, 02:44 PM
Hi all,

:mad: another frustrating day wasting my time on stuff that should have been taken care of before. Half the day is over and I didn't get anything I wanted to done.

First for Mel - here's a picture of the lettuce in a colander planter. It actually grows quite nicely.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/New%20House/Picture-LettuceinaColander061212.jpg

happy2bme
06-13-2012, 02:50 PM
Our newest critter - a baby bunny who lives in the pampas grass by the deck. He gets to eat lettuce from the planter :T

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/New%20House/Picture-BabyBunny2061212.jpg

Here's my herb garden - all things grown on the deck so the deer and rabbits don't eat them

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/New%20House/Picture-HerbGarden1061212.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/New%20House/Picture-HerbGarden2061212.jpg

And here's my flower and butterfly "garden"

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/New%20House/Picture-PottedFlowersonDeck061212.jpg

happy2bme
06-13-2012, 02:57 PM
Michelle- I'm glad you are getting some job offers. Perhaps this all happened for a good reason after all...

Annie - glad you had a great birthday. The quilt sounds gorgeous.

Laura - thanks for the movie reviews. They said the person who played Snow White in the Huntsman was not very good.

Mel - I'm sorry you had to retire one chair. I know how hard it is to get them just how you like them :(

Ceejay - sometimes nothing new is preferable to chaos, stress and destruction :lol:

Shad - I am speed reading your post and I have to go back and give it a good look because it looks wildy funny :D

Hi Patty, Ellen and Java :wave:

I'm sorry to be so short on words but I am so far behind today and not really in a good mood at the moment. Will try and get back later.

Shad
06-13-2012, 05:41 PM
Morning all,
Can't find my photos in the phone again. I tried for ages last night. They have to be there somewhere but as far as I can see there are only two pics on the phone. One that I took at home and the one I took last night to see if I could find it again after I filed it. I did, but not the others. Stupid freaking electronic gadgets. I wonder if there is an archive somewhere. Just a thought.

Happy - love the pictures of the garden. You will need those to see you through the long winter. Just to prove you can grow things and see the sun up there.

Mel - poor old chair. You will have to learn to live with the two you have now. There comes a time when everything becomes obsolete. Even me!

Annie - love the sound of that quilt. Some people are so talented like that. Keep enjoying the birthday. My sisters birthday coming up soon and also Chris from Japan. I have a card for Chris but I doubt that it will get there anytime soon unless I shift butt and post it.

Michelle - sounds like the job market might be picking up around your way. Hope some concrete news comes soon. I know what you mean about wanting the hospital job, but taking whatever comes your way first. That's how it is. This medical insurance is a right pain isn't it. Damned if you do and damned if you don't. Thank god I don't have to worry too much about it. Although I may have to if the govt keeps taking 2% more of my salary to keep the malingers at the hospital emergency rooms. I may have to investigate the cheapest insurance that will stop me from having to pay the extra medicare. It sucks when you only have to go to the doctor a couple of times a year yet have to pay $1000 in taxes and insurance. If I work it out, they are very expensive visits.

Better go and appear enthusiastic - my victims will be here soon.

ceejay52
06-13-2012, 05:49 PM
Happy
Did you plant the lettuce from seed or plants? Curious. Love the pictures.

Shad
Sounds like you had a better day than yesterday. You will find those pictures. Did you get a new phone or is the phone being contrary?

Mel
So sad that you had to give up the favorite chair. If my calculations are correct that is a long time.

Shad
06-13-2012, 11:48 PM
No Ceejay, the phone is contrary. I think it is about to expire. If it doesn't I may help it along the way with a well aimed throw into the toilet.

MELODY525
06-14-2012, 06:59 AM
http://dl3.glitter-graphics.net/pub/450/450603ss06xdzo9s.gif

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE.
FINALLY WE HAVE SOME SUNSHINE!!
LOOKS LIKE A LOVELY WEEKEND TOO.
THE KIDS ARE LEAVING FRI NITE OR SATURDAY.
RICHIE MIGHT HAVE TO WORK.
WHEELCHAIR GUY IS COMING TODAY AND I NEED TO GET GOING HERE.
LOTS OF PEOPLE TO SEE AND PLACES TO GO:moped:
HAVE A SUPER DAY:sunny:




MICHELLE....THAT IS WONDERFUL NEWS.
BUT WILL KEEP THE FINGERS CROSSED TILL YOU ARE OVER THE FINISH LIKE:encore:
WISHING YOU LUCK FINDING INSURANCE IDEAS TOO.
I KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS FOR BOTH OF YOU:hug:




LAURA....SORRY TO HEAR THE BOSS IS STRESSING OVER THE NEW PROJECT.
THE NEW PERSON MUST BE ON PINS & NEEDLES!
I THOUGHT JEN HAD SAID THAT MOVIE WAS A DARK ONE.
I'VE NEVER SEEN THOR. AND I AM HAVING TROUBLE WITH SOME MOVIES.
THE ACTION IS SO FAST AND MOVING THAT I GET SICK WATCHING IT. :dizzy:
ENJOY YOUR SHORT WEEK:beach: GOOD LUCK AT THE DR APPT TOO:hug:
BTW~ YOU HAD A GOOD IDEA WITH MY CHAIR PROBLEM.
BUT I ALREADY TRIED ALL THAT. LOL
ONE DAY LAST YEAR I WAS PUTTING ALL SORTS OF SEATS ON THE DONATED CHAIRS.
I WAS TRYING TO MIRROR THE OLD ONE.
THE OLD ONE HAS BOLTED DOWN SEATING.
NOT LIKE THESE NEW CHAIRS WITH DISPOSABLE-INTERCHANGEABLE PARTS. :cry:
TODAY EVERYTHING IS CHEAPER AND VELCRO!!
THEY USE VELCRO LIKE DUCT TAPE!!!:rofl:
HAVE I SAID I HATE CHANGE????:tantrum:





CEEJAY......ALL IS GOOD IN THE EAST TOO:hug:
I'M THINKING WE SHOULD BE GLAD LIFE HAS QUIET TIMES.
THEY SAY THE LIFETIME OF A MOTORIZED CHAIR IS ABOUT 7-10 YEARS BUT I TOOK GOOD CARE OF IT. :cry:



ANNIE.....WHAT A SPECIAL GIFT THAT QUILT WAS.
THE COLORS AND THEME SOUNDED BEAUTIFUL.
HAVE MANY COZY TIMES UNDER IT AND RELAX.
HAD A LAUGH AT DAD & THE SIL :lol3:
I AM GLAD WE CAN CELEBRATE ALL MONTH....I COULD USE A BREAK :hb:




HAPPY.....I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE PICS.
WHAT A FABULOUS IDEA WITH THE COLLANDER.
THE SENIORS WOULD LOVE THAT.
WE MUST THROW A DOZEN AWAY EVERY YEAR!
I HAVE A BRIGHT RED ONE I DOULD DONATE NEXT YEAR.
THE BUNNY IS ADORABLE....AND WELL FED:rofl:
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THEM.
THEY WILL MAKE MY DAY!! THE FLOWERS AND DECK LOOK GORG3EOUS.
I LOVE YOUR CHAIR CUSHIONS TOO!! I NEED TO MOVE!!!:hug:




SHAD.....SPEAKING OF TOILETS & PHONES....
I D A M N NEAR DROPPED MINE IN THE OTHER DAY.
KIND OF A FITTING PLACE FOR MY WORK PHONE NO???:lol3: :lol3:
HOPE YOU GET TO FIND THE PICTURES. I THOUGHT I LOST ONE.
BUT THEN I FOUND IT BY ACCIDENT IN MESSAGES.
GUESS THAT'S CAUSE SOMEONE SENT IT TO ME. DUH!!
I AM NOT GOOD AT THIS PHONE STUFF AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

annie175
06-14-2012, 09:50 AM
Good Thursday Morning...

Went to Ainsley's (Sam's step DD) 7th birthday party last night. SOooooo many kidlets running around...Yikes. Snuck (a word?) lil man some ice cream cake off my finger...and I found his first tooth on the bottom front. Sam was upset that I found it and she didn't. Said she was a bad mom...lol. W.E. Came home C went fishin on the pond with the neighbor, I went to bed.

SHADDIE...just make sure when you toss the phone into the toitie, it is NOT your toitie...lol

HAPPY...love the pix and your gardens. What a grand idea. Lil bunny was cute too!

MELLIE....maybe someone will donate a wheelchair your way..put the word out there and who knows one might be delivered on your door step. We need rain so badly...sunny 85 today, 88 tomorrow and Sat, 90 Sunday and not a drop of rain in site. It is keeping me busy just watering the garden at night.

CEEG...are you thinking of starting a patio garden?

Hello to all the chicklets...have a great Thursday/Friday.

Love and hugs

Laura705
06-14-2012, 10:39 AM
Morning all.

Annie - Yeh, the Snow White movie isn't one I'd recommend you have to run out and see in the theater. You might just skip that one altogether and see Mirror Mirror if you'd prefer the lighthearted movie over the dark one...The quilt sounds beautiful! What a nice gift. Awww, lil guy has his first tooth coming in. How time flies! Yeh, it's super dry and our lawn is getting crispy in the sunniest spots. Yet the grass still grows in the shady spots. I sure hope we'll get some rain soon, because we're bound to forget the watering at some point.

Happy - Love all the pots on the deck! The colander planter is so cute - no drainage worries there. I have one pot that has no drainage and I'm careful watering it, but I'll have to remind bf of that, since he's been watering too. Yeh, I wasn't very impressed with the lead in Snow White - Kristen somebody from the Twilight movies. Hope your mood has perked up. :)

Shad - Sorry the pics are missing from the phone. Yes, they are probably somewhere else in there, just not where you can easily get at them. Don't pitch it yet!

Mel - Well, I'm glad you still have a couple chairs, but losing the favorite one is a shame. Don't think it was me with the idea for your chair... Bf's aunt has trouble with some of the movies - her vertigo kicks in. One of the movie gals also has issues with them and sometimes needs to take a motion sickness pill.

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies!!
--
Nothing going on with me. Shoulder still sore. I think I managed to sleep mostly on my back last night so I wouldn't make it worse.

Today's my Friday, hooray. Unfortunately, tomorrow is filled with appointments: allergy/asthma appt, hair appt, and a vet appt (nails/glands/injection). We'll also take doggy to Petsmart for a DIY bath. He's been scratching a lot lately and he sure doesn't have fleas. I think this dry weather is causing it. I might research what we can give him to help it - I've heard flaxseed oil helps.

Okay, off I go. Let's get this day done!

annie175
06-14-2012, 11:01 AM
Laura....Wellness Dogfood in Duck/Oatmeal helps with dry skin and hair. I could only find it at Pet Supplies Plus.

happy2bme
06-14-2012, 12:51 PM
Howdy all,

Was supposed to go with DH to Duluth to get one of the cars worked on but I didn't have a very good sleep last night. We capped the evening with a visit to the local emergency room. Gotta try the hospitals in town eventually ;) DH has been mopey the last few days and he finally said he isn't sleeping well because his heart has been racing and pounding in his chest, especially at night which oh by the way might be spiking his blood pressure too. :yikes: Been happening for a FEW WEEKS NOW and he's been ignoring it. I made him sit down and call to make a doctor's appointment but the first they could see him was July 5. I told him while he was on the phone to tell them what was going on in the hopes that they could fit him in sooner. The person on the phone was very helpful and got a nurse on who asked him lots of questions and then said he would be best off going to the hospital emergency room to get checked out. He didn't want to go because he knew it would be a long wait and sure enough, they were particularly busy. Apparently there are alot of accidents in this town because people are bad drivers AND they forget basic rules of the road like actually stopping at a stop sign. The did take him into triage, did some bloodwork and an EKG and 2 hours after I saw him go in I asked if I could go in to see him. He was sitting in bed with monitors on him bored out of his mind. He would occasionally hold his breath so that the respitory rate would flatline and set the alarm off on the monitor. I almost popped him one - but I did laugh - only once. After 4 hours there they believe the problem is that his potassium was too low which can give one palpitations. They released him and I think both of us were relieved it was something so simple. He has to follow up with the doctor and get a heart monitor to wear for 3 days so they can see if his heart rate is erratic or spikes for a longer time period. So I'm glad at least HE is on the health insurance policy (they keep forgetting to add me as a dependent :mad: )

I went to bed at 11:30 to get up early today and woke up right before 4am and tossed and turned for 40 minutes before I decided to just get up. I did see a momma turkey come into the yard with at least 6 chicks but there was nothing for them to eat so they left quickly. Shortly afterwards a young buck came through the yard but there wasn't even grass to nibble on as DH cut the lawn day before yesterday. My little bunny who I have named L.B. for "Little Bunny" is finding and eating the greens I leave him but is not showing himself.

We got some heavy storms rolling through today and they were supposed to be ending but it looks like another round is passing in. The lights have flicked out 3 times already so I'd better post this before I lose it. Back later for personals...

ceejay52
06-14-2012, 03:23 PM
Happy
I feel for DH. Since I've been a good girl and don't over do on the caffeine and take my potassium my heart racing has stopped. The low potassium is all the cardiologist found wrong. He has a reason to be concerned. It's kinda frightening to be in bed and can't move cause your heart is racing.
My regular doc did make my bp med extended release.

Laura
Hope your shoulder/tennis elbow is better.

Mel
Are they bringing you a new wheel chair or are they going to fix the one you have.

Annie
I've always like flowers but planting them in this gumbo no thank you. Doesn't seem like the little man is old enough to cut his first tooth. This year is getting away from me fast.

Ellen
What are you up to these days?

Shad
I got a new phone as mine was about to give up the ghost and the contract ran out too. You could always accidentally wash it in the washer like I did.

upswife
06-14-2012, 05:00 PM
afternoon all! time for a quick check in. It has taken me forever to catch up on reading. I saw the DR this morning and I am officially 6 lbs down! Who hoo. I really slacked off the end of last week into the beginning of this one. I need to get back on the straight and narrow. Hoping to lose 30LBS by the time I see the DR again in December.

No Braces for the kiddies yet, but with in the next month or so. DS has his initial "consult" in 2 weeks. BUt that is really just to go over waht is needed again and look at his impressions. DD2 will get her expander on in 4 weeks. And then I also have to take all the kiddies for shots next week. Will try to get back in here tomorrow and post some personals before work. DH is home already and I need to get dinner rolling shortly. Pork Chops and potatoes on the grill

MELODY525
06-14-2012, 05:49 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UO63yezLGjA/T6lRdE260fI/AAAAAAAADUg/s2HjO7aAyYY/s1600/sunshine1.jpg

Like the song below says....tomorrow I will make my own sunshine!!:sunny:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUFDFePer_c

A friend sent me that link after I found out this chair here needs to go into the shop and cannot be fixed here. Something is very wroing with the electronics of the recliner and not just a simple matter of a plug not plugged in. HELLO!! Does anyone ever listen to me??
then I signed the papers to get rid of the old chair and it about broke my heart. I've been upset all day over this mess. There are a lot of people to blame for this and I am NOT one of them.
It's a sad story and I am the one that ends up losing. Pisses me off.

*******I CAME BACK TO DELETE LAST NIGHT'S CRANKY POST********
I WILL BE BACK ON SATURDAY MORNING....HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY!!






CEEJAY....THE INS COMPANY BOUGHT ME 3 CHAIRS IN THE LAST 25 YEARS. OPNE IS IN IT'S GRAVE TODAY AND THE OTHER 2 NEED SOME WORK. I AM USING A DONATED CHAIR RIGHT NOW ALONG WITH ONE OF MY OWN. HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE. WITH NTHE MILEAGE I PUT ON THEM THEY ARE HARD TO KEEP ALL WORKING AT THE SAME TIME:rofl: HOW DO YOU LIKE THE SPEEDY INTERNET AT WORK?? STILL GOING STRONG????
BTW.....thanks for the "comment"....we can have health and pre-retirment blogs together!! rofl





ELLEN....GLAD THE DR APPT FOR THE KIDS WOIRKED OUT AND GOOD LUCK WITH THE 30 LB GOAL. I'LL BE CHEERING YOU ON :cheer2:




ANNIE.....IT'S NOT THAT I DON'T HAVE ANY CHAIRS...AT ONE TIME I HAD 5 BUT THEY WEREN'T ALL WORKING!!! IT'S JUST THAT THE OLD ONE WAS CUSTOM FITTED TO MY BODY AND THE INS CO DOESN'T DO THAT WHOLE THING ANYMORE. NOR DO THE COMPANIES MAKE THEM!! lol I AM SPOILED!! SO WE CAN CELEBRATE ANOTHE BIRTHDAY!! YIPPEE!!! LET THEM EAT CAKE!:hb: SO THE MONKEY MAN HAS A LITTLE TOOTH COMING IN?!?!? :D




LAURA....HOPER THE WHOL;E SHOULDER THING FEELS BETTER. SENDING A GET WELL HUG YOUR WAY:hug: MAYBE I NEED TO FIND A DRIVE IN SHOWER FOR ME!! ROFLMAO HOPE YOU STAY DRY WHILE COAL GETS DE-ITCHED!!! GOOD LUCK WITH ALL THE APPTS. SOUNDS LIKE A VERY BUSY DAY OFF! THANKS FOR THE "COMMENT" TOO. TRYING TO KEEP TRACK OF MY HEALTH GOALS!! LOL




HAPPY.....GIVE LB A LITTLE VIRTUAL HUG FOR ME. HE IS SO ADORABLE. I WOULD LOVE TO FEED HIM/ I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DH AND GLAD IT MIGHT ONLY BE THE POTASSIUM. I HAD THAT HAPPEN IN THE HOSP LAST YEAR AND AGAIN THIS YEAR. IT CAN REALLY SCREW YOU UP WITH SWEATING, FEELING DISCOMBUBULATED ALONG WITH THE PALPITATIONS. I HAVE SENT MANY A SENIOR TO THE ER THINKING "THIS IS IT" ONLY TO HAVE THEM GIVEN POTASSIUM AND COME HOME IN A FEW HOURS!! LOL WILL KEEP DH IN MY THOUGHTS. YOU TOO:hug:

diyana
06-15-2012, 07:09 AM
A super quick post while I have computer access....I'm giving my notice today as soon as my boss gets in, and they may escort me out of the building. I've accepted an offer that comes with a substantial salary increase...the benefits aren't as good...but we'll take the benefits offered by DH's employer. Anyway, I can start the new job as soon as Monday if I want to. :yay: :yay:

Sending hugs and well wishes to Happy's DH. I apologize for not being able to do more personals, but I've got to get my desk cleaned out so I'm ready if they want me to leave immediately.

Much love,

annie175
06-15-2012, 09:17 AM
TGIF FO SHO...

The sweet friend that gave me the quilt sent me an email with the below paragraph after visiting the doc yesterday...

My 5th Surgery in less than a year is scheduled for Tuesday, 6/26, have to be at St. Vincent at 7:00 am. The OR has been reserved for 4 hours. It will be almost as major as the pouch surgery. Hospitalized for 7-10 days. Will come out of surgery with 2 catheter bags attached, the one I presently have attached to the kidney as it is now, until we know the surgery was successful, and one in the pouch until it heals. Also will have a tube in my nose (again) draining stomach fluids. He plans to cut out the blockage and reattach the ureter to the pouch, also putting in a stent. He won't know until he gets in there how well the blood supply is going to the ureter. If, for some reason he can't reattach the ureter to the pouch, or if the blood supply to the ureter is really poor, he will take the kidney. They're going to put a pic in my upper arm somewhere for IVs and blood work, so they won't have to keep poking me with needles and I will have an epidural for pain management before the surgery begins. He plans to make the incision where the previous incision is.
Needless to say, I won't be dancing with wolves for quite a while, nor dancing with the stars for a long time to come. If I'm lucky I'll be out of the hospital by the 4th of July? Would appreciate all thoughts and prayers.
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Prayers are definitely needed here for Nell. She is so sweet.
YAHOOO for CHELLE!!! See I knew God has you in the palm of his hands!! CELEBRATE!!!

HAPPY...I have been on prescribed potassium for over a year. That is about the only thing wrong with my blood work, besides being anemic, but I have been anemic since teen years. Heart flutters was one of my symptoms when my potassium got too low also. Glad DH is on the mend. He will feel better soon. Eat bananas lol

ELLEN...good things kids are so stinkin' cute. Cause they sure do cost a lot of $$. Goodluck with the shots next week. Blah

CEEG...Guess you will just have to enjoy SHADDIES beautiful flower pix rather than growing your own.

MELLIE...just seems like no one listens to what you have to say about what is wrong with things. THen month's later, shazam, they get the picture...sorry you are going through all these struggles with stuff that should be easy...hugs sweet sista!

Hey there to all the rest of you sweet chicklets...

It's Friday!! YEAH!!

Love and Hugs

Laura705
06-15-2012, 09:46 AM
I will start this post because I know I'll that will get me in the doc's exam room sooner, haha.

CONGRATS Michelle!!!!

(yup, now in the exam room)

Happy- hope dh's heart is calm. This is for him: :cb:
:D

Annie- saying a prayer for Nell that all comes out well.

Mel - Hang in there. I think u should lay on the guilt for those promise breakers & harangue them to get what u need- u go the extra mile constantly & deserve the help.

Quick Appt, all is great, doc said I was his easiest Appt of the day, & I'm healthy as a horse, lol.

Bak later for those I missed in personals, going to the Eddie Bauer outlet & lands end outlet since I'm in the vicinity.

upswife
06-15-2012, 11:32 AM
Okie Dokie Worldlies, I am ready to start this off, I picked up the Schwinn from my mom, pumped up the tires, and test rode it yesterday. I go out this morning to ride with my girls and the back tire is flat…Well, that is to be expected. It has been forever since the bike has been ridden, so now I need to get new inner tubes for the tires. I will pick up 2, since I know if I only get one then the front will go next. LOL looking at the kids bikes I need to get a couple of tires for them. DS and DD2 both have bald tires on the back wheel.
DH is working out of the house this morning; he has been on the phone for the last 2 hrs. I don’t know how he manages to get anything done. I am working all weekend again, this evening Saturday morning all day Sunday and Monday evening. I am hoping for some good sales. Productive days over slow ones are always better.
Laura—Glad your Doc apt went well.

Annie—Prayers for your friend, Nell.

Michelle—Congrats on the new job!! I hope you are happier and have less stress in this new position!!

Melody—((hugs)) I just want to run over and give you a big bear hug! Sorry about the whole mess with your chairs.

Happy—Prayers for DH. I would have been freaking out! Isn’t it so much like a man to put off going to the doctor about something that could have been so very serious! Loved all your pics.

Shad—did you find your pictures yet? Our contract is up this month, but I am not ready to switch phones. I want a new smart phone, but not ready to learn all the in’s and out’s

Ceejay—you must be keeping super busy. How is the new modem at work…really fast? I love how new things seem really fast then after a few weeks seem just as slow as the old ones!

:wave: to patty, java and moni
Can I ask that everyone please pray for my mother, she is in the hospital for a total hip replacement today. I am hoping that she has a normal, safe recovery.
Ok, I am off to put together the “smaller” bike in preparation for DD3. Happy weekend everyone!!

Laura705
06-15-2012, 12:58 PM
It was too early for the outlets , so I headed back to the 'hood and gassed up the car, stopped at the bank for some cash. I opted for the teller vs the ATM cuz I needed smaller denominations for tip$ and ended up with the very young very cute personal banker & I'm now in a different account setup that waives the safe dep box fee & is no cost as long as I maintain the combined balance needed, which s/b no problem.

I was gonna go straight to my hair Appt by then, but had to run home & put in my contacts so I wouldn't be blind while the dye goo is in my hair.

Ellen, congrats on the 6 lb loss!!! :woohoo: My sympathies to your bank account - that's a lot of dentist bills I see coming in the near future!!

Ceejay, how are you liking your new phone??

Speaking of phones, battery is down to 9%, so I'll just post & get back to the fluffy mags. Toodles!

Laura705
06-15-2012, 01:06 PM
Ellen, saying a prayer for your mom, may all go well. Hope you get all the bikes going okay & they stay that way.

ceejay52
06-15-2012, 01:46 PM
Ellen: saying a prayer for your mom. Hope the hip replacement surgery goes well. Congrats on those 6 pounds.

Annie
Hugs, prayers and sending good vibes to boot. If you said anything earlier about this I missed it.

Mel
I think we are all spoiled to a degree. I know exactly what you mean when it comes to explaining what is wrong with something. When I do that to my bosses they say huh, as if they really don't understand or shocked that I actually do know a few things.

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I'm getting out of town this week end. Going to Jonesboro, Arkansas to visit with bff tonight. Then on to Paragould tomorrow. I really would like to visit with my cousins who are going to be in Paragould tomorrow with out my aunt being present. She takes up all the time talking about herself. Doesn't let any one else have a word in edge wise. The know it all on medical stuff type person.
Weighed last night to find out that I was up to 204 , decided to take a fluid pill. This morning I'm down to 197, and my bloat is gone. From now on I'm taking a fluid me at least once a week or if ankles are swollen. This is one of the reasons I weigh on a daily basis. I may have to double the amount of potassium and I eat banana's and oranges, apples etc,

happy2bme
06-15-2012, 08:45 PM
Hi ladies,

Sorry I didn't make it in here earlier - change of plans. DH wanted to check out a new ATV trail as well as looking at some trucks and he tempted me with lunch to come along. So much for well laid plans. Worth it though, lunch was a Friday fish fry - broiled haddock. Excellent. Small hole in the wall place in a town about 20 miles from here. The building was from the 1880's they say and it looks it. Fresh homemade food tho, soup was a fish chowder that was amazing. DH is looking at trucks now - something that can tow. Neither of us have or want to spend the money for one. And poopy gas mileage too. I say let's keep our 4Runner which tows and is fine even if it's 10 years old. Once it gets costly repairs, then we will look to replace it. Cars are so darn expensive :yikes:

Michelle - saw your quick note as well as your note on FB. With a 4pm celebration does this mean they are not going to let you give your 2 week notice??? I am sooooo very happy that you were able to find something so quickly and can start right away. And since companies are constantly looking to cut costs and do so by cutting benefits, I think you were very smart to take a salary increase over benefits which might get reduced anyway. And as you have found, it's hard to get a decent salary offer so :yay: for you. What a load off your mind. I hope you will be very happy at the new place. Are you going back to your coding roots?

Ceejay - hope you have a good weekend. You sure are doing alot of travelling. Wow that fluid pill sure did it's thing, didn't it?

Laura - what's wrong with being blind while the hairdresser works on your head - I do it all the time? :lol: Glad everything was ok at the doctor and you check up went well. Always a good thing to hear.

Ellen - definitely sending some prayers for your Mom's speedy recovery from surgery :hug: Hope everything went well. Will someone be staying with her for a while or is she going into whatever it is they call it to help her get on her feet after surgery? Boy I don't envy you the dental bills. :yikes: That is one thing I do envy about younger people - they have much nicer teeth and smiles because they do so much tweeking and correcting when they are youngers.

Thank you everyone for good thoughts for DH. Doctor gave him pills to relax him at night - the heart fluctuations tend to race at night which interferes with his sleep. He said he slept like a baby last night and was much cheerier today so I have to remember when he's cranky it usually means something else is going on...

Annie - cripes about your friend - geezzzzzz. Is this a complication from a prior surgery or just a new wrinkle to deal with? Prayers for a speedy recovery too. :hug: Well dang if most of you ladies aren't doing the potassium too. So many things to learn, hard to keep up with stuff. How neat you found Lil Monkey's first tooth :D he seems too young to have teeth yet, how they are growing! Glad things cleared up with you and DD too.

Mel - having a short little body that does not fit well into standard chairs myself I can totally appreciate the importance that a custom fitted chair would provide you as well as that is the key to your mobility. I'm sorry they can't fix the old one, I hope they can find the spit and gumption to keep the others working for a while. Your living room must be a parking pad for keeping the chairs charged and ready to go. It's ok to rant, we understand - if you can't rant then none of us can and that would make for a bunch of frustrated chicks and when chicks get frustrated their feathers (hair) falls out leaving sad little patches of bare skin and we can't have any of that so vent your frustrations and then move on. So... lack of potassium also makes you discombobulated??? that explains it, I thought DH was just getting goofier :rofl: I will try to be more tolerant. :angel: I LOVED the bird and roses graphic. ♥

Shaddie - did you find your pictures after all? I hope the phone did not wind up in the loo - there's other ways to make a splash in your life :D I understand what you mean about the insurance - not sure if we should go to the doctor more to get the most for our dollars (and insurance is costing us a BUNDLE now) or avoid the doctor because we can't afford anything else after paying the monthly premium. On the other hand, it is nice to know we can get checked out if we need it. It really is a betting game, can't afford to be without it IF something dire comes along - and sometimes that can be an innocent trip on the stairs or something - not necesarily an illness based emergency. Happy Birthday to your friend Chris, how is she doing?

Ok, well I'm going to sign off, take a peek to see if L.B. (little bunny) found the lettuce I left for him and maybe go watch some tv. Have a good night chicks.

MELODY525
06-16-2012, 08:13 AM
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I JUST LOVE THIS CAT....MAYBE IT'S THE YELLOW!
SO I BROUGHT HIM OUT OF RETIREMENT!
GOOD MORNING CHICKLETTES.

I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR THE COMFORTINGWORDS.
'I WAS STRESSED OUT TO THE MAX WITH ANGER.
i keep telling myself....STAY CALM MEL....IT IS WHAT IT IS.
DON'T HAVE TO LIKE IT JUST GET OVER IT:rofl:

IT'S A BRIGHT & SUNNY SATURDAY & ALL IS WELL.
JEN & KIDDOS LEFT LAST NIGHT.
A NEIGHBOR-FRIEND TOOK THEM UP BAG & BAGGAGE.
NICE GUY CAUSE THERE WAS A LOT TO TAKE.
BUT HE & THE WIFE ARE LONESOME UP THERE. LOL
SUMMER HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN.
RICHIE HAS WORK FOR THE ENTIRE WEEKEND.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO HIM:hug:
BAD FOR THE KIDDOS WANTING TO BE WITH DAD
BUT GREAT FOR HIS WALLET. :cb:

NOTHING ELSE IS REALLY NEW HERE.
I SPENT YESTERDAY BY MYSELF AND KEPT MY JAMMIES ON.
WAS A RELATIVELY QUIET DAY.

HOPE YOU ALL ARE HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND :beach:






MICHELLE....I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER FOR YOU.
KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED FOR THE NEW DECISION.
LET IT BE EVERYTHING YOU WANT AND LIKE:hug:
SENDING LOTS OF GOOD THOUGHTS TO SPARE:encore:






ANNIE.....THE NOTE FROM NELL MAKES THAT QUIT EVEN SWEETER.
SENDING ALL MY PRAYERS HER WAY.
GOD KNOWS SHE COULD USE A BREAK:hug: :yoga:





LAURA....SHOULD HAVE TAKEN THE CUTE TELLER HOME AND SAID HE WAS A GIFT FOR A NEW ACCOUNT:rofl: :rofl:
SORRY.....COULDN'T RESIST....IT WAS MY FIRST THOUGHT:lol3:





ELLEN....I MISSED THE POST YESTERDAY BUT AM SENDING YOUR MOPM A PRAYER RIGHT NOW.
HOPE ALL GOES WELL AND SHE HAS A SPEEDY RECOVERY:hug:
ALSO HOPE THE BIKES ALL WORK AT ONCE.
HAD A LAUGH AT THE DH AND THE PHONE.
A MALE MULTI-TASKER!
COULD HE PLEASE TEACH OUR MALE STAFF HERE HOW TO DO THAT?????





CEEJAY....GUESS I MISSED SAYOING GOOD BY.
I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.
CERTAINLY WILL BE A FULL ONE!! SAFE TRAVELS:scooter:
I AM GLAD THE PILL WORKED AND THE BLOAT IS GONE.





HAPPY....THOSE WERE SWEET WORDS:hug: BUT DON'T MAKE ME CRY AGAIN.
YES POTASSIUM HAS A MILLION SIDE EFFECTS ON DIFFERENT PEOPLE.
DEPENDS ON THE "amount" OF LACK I GUESS?
IT'S A PROBLEM IN THE SUMMER ESPECIALLY OR WITH AN ILLNESS.
SENDING THE DH A GOOD THOUGHT.
I KEEP THE PILLS IN THE FRIDGE J.I.C!
YOU ARE TOO RIGHT....GAS & CARS OF ANY KIND ARE OVER THE TOP.
JEN & RICHIE MISS THE OLD ONE. IT FIT MORE STUFF IN IT.
ALSO DIDN'T NEED 2 TRIPS TO THE TRAILER WITH SUMMER PROVISIONS!I FORGET NOW WHAT RICHIE SAID THE COST WAS ROUND TRIP WHEN FULLY LOADES. NOT NICE THOUGH.
THE FISH DINNER AND GETTING OUT AND ABOUT SOUNDED GREAT!!!





I SEE OUR SHAD IS STILL AMONGST THE MISSING.
SENDING A HAPPY THOUGHT YOUR WAY AND HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER TOO:hug:

happy2bme
06-16-2012, 11:54 AM
Hi Mel - I see your egg shining :wave:

happy2bme
06-16-2012, 12:04 PM
Hi all,

looks like we are in for some rain the next few days. That's because we need to wash the cars and I have stuff outside I want to do :lol:

I also have to go to the grocery store and it looks like the skies are about to open up, I'm sure it's just waiting for me to step outside :rain:

I feel like there are so many things I want to do (all at once) - don't know where to start, always second guessing myself on what's the priority. Best to just make a list, stick with it and remind myself that things ARE getting done.

Nothing exciting going on so I'll go finish off my grocery list. Have a good weekend everyone.

MELODY525
06-16-2012, 12:48 PM
:wave: HELLO HAPPY!
You caught me!!
I was browsing 3fc to see what others are doing???
Just being nosy!! :lol3:
I didn't find any magic pills for losing weight....only the Magic Bullet!!
Hope you got out in between the drops. Still sunny here.
Been outside twice!:sunny:

annie175
06-16-2012, 03:46 PM
Girls...I am taking a break from FB and 3FC. I love you all, but seem to be upsetting many people with my actions. I will come back if and when I get my head straight. Know that I am with you all and wish you all health, happieness and faith. Hugs...Annie

Shad
06-16-2012, 06:44 PM
Hi - I am here, just not sure where. Flying visit home to take the hearing aid in for repair then back to the cottage in the woods today and hitting the training class heavily for the next two weeks. Trying to fit everything in but it will be touch and go until after July 2nd. That's go live and it may be even busier then since so many of them were trained so far back and will have forgotten

Annie - haven't worked out what you have said to annoy us yet, but that's okay. We must all take the time we need to work through things.Get straightened out and come back when you are ready.
Hoping your quilting friend gets better soon.

Happy - my car needs a wash, can I bring it over? It's only small! Vege patch is looking good - don't know whether I said that previously or not. However do not feed the bunnies too much or they will multiply and burrow under your vege patch fence, on to the deck and anywhere else they can become a nuisance. May even take over the groundhogs spot.
Sorry to hear DH has not been well again. Tell him to take it easy for a change. Not everything has to be done straight up and with military precision.

Michelle - congratulations on your new job. I hope it gives you as much pleasure as the old one did initially. Can't make the drinks but know I am thinking of you.

Ellen - Kids for braces did I see - :yikes: Hope mum came through the operation just fine. Keeping fingers crossed for her.

Laura - hair coloured and cut! Sounds like you are ready for a round or two now. Did it turn out okay.

Ceejay - happy travels. Have fun with the BFF.

Mel - When we have some form of vehicle we form attachments to them. It's a grief thing when they can no longer be repaired. My car is up for replacement and although I know this and I don't have time to go car hunting, it still is my car, that I have had from new and cared for and sometimes loved. Sure it is now past middle aged and will cost me dearly as things start to go wrong (and they are) but I just don't seem to get the energy and enthusiasm to get a new one. If something is custom made to fit then it must be even harder. Sometimes life sucks

On a brighter note, there is a flock of cockatoos (like the Yarrabee ones in the tree) who have taken to the neighbours garden. She must have some grass seeds in there. I've seen about 10 of them on her lawn at a time. Yesterday there was also a couple of galahs (pink and gray parrots) over there. And there is a huge flock of them that I see in the mornings (or did before the summer faded and winter set in - now it is dark in the mornings) on the drive to the railway station. Seem to be more of them around now.
Anyway, I had better go and get sorted for this flight this afternoon. I am taking some warmer clothes with me and some food because I won't get to the supermarkets in time today. Country towns tend to close earlier.
Then I need to spend some time in the yard and dig over the vege patch and mulch well to try to stop the weed invasion I seem to have going. And I need to poison the weeds on the path and I only have three hours to do it all.

:running: :running: :running: :running: Shad puffing and huffing :running::running::running::running:

MELODY525
06-17-2012, 07:23 AM
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MORNING CHICKS:coffee:

YESTERDAY WAS SPENT OUTDOORS A LOT.
TOOK MY LUNCH OUTSIDE AND ENDED UP EATING WITH 2 MEN IN THE BLDG.
EACH ONE SAW ME THRU THE WINDOW AND BROUGHT SOMETHING TO EITHER EAT OR DRINK DOWN.
THEY THINK WE SHOULD DO THIS ALL THE TIME.
I SAID WE SHOULD PRETEND WE'RE IN PARIS.
NOW THEY THINK I AM REALLY NUTS:crazy:

LAST NIGHT WE WATCHED A DVD ON BLOOPERS FROM OLD B&W COMEDY SHOWS.
AN HOUR WELL SPENT WITH LAUGHTER. VERY NICE.

KIND OF CLOUDY OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW.....
THERE MAY BE NO TRIPS TO PARIS TODAY!:rofl:

HAVE A SUPER DAY :moped:




ANNIE......WTF!!!! HOW COULD YOU HAVE PISSED SOMEBODY OFF?
THIS IS WHY I DON'T DO FACEBOOK!!
EVERY TIME I TURN AROUND SOMEONE IN TOWN IS IN TROUBLE ON THERE.
I KNOW I HAVE LEFT SEVERAL TIMES FROM 3FC TO GET MY HEAD SORTED OUT.
BUT PLEASE DON'T JUST FALL OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH:rollpin:
HOPE YOU CAN FIGURE THIS OUT FAST AND COME BACK.
WE WILL MISS YOU MY SISTER:hug: :hug:





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SHAD.......WE WILL HAVE TO PRAY EVERY DAY FOR A GOOD "GO LIVE".
IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING AND HOPE THEY DO REMEMBER THE BITS THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO!!:crossed:
THIS HAS BEEN ONE HECK OF A PROJECT.
YOUR POOR HEAD PROBABLY WISHES IT COULD JUST GO & STAY HOME!!
THANK YOU TOO FOR THE GOOD THOUGHTS.
THE SEPARATION ANXIETY WAS A LOT TO DEAL WITH.
FOR A FEW HOURS THERE I THOUGHT I WAS LOSING MY FRIGGING MIND:dizzy:
NO SUCH LUCK....I'M STILL HERE. :rofl:
SENDING MY LIL SIS A BIG OL' HUG FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK :hug: STAY WARM TOO :brr: :flame:

happy2bme
06-17-2012, 05:09 PM
Hi there,

Pretty empty this weekend, everyone must be out having fun. It was a beautiful sunny day today with a slight breeze. DH went out for an ATV ride, he asked me to come along but I had some things I wanted to get done around the house and oftentimes I can hammer it out faster if by myself. I told him to go scout a trail and we'd go out together later in the week. We sure are getting all the rain that should be distributed to you folks. Got quite a bit the last few days, rain is coming in again tonight and we might get some serious storms the next 3 days. At least I don't have to water the garden. Little Bunny is doing fine, he is enjoying the garden greens I put out for him twice a day. Yesterday we gave him a slice of apple and he was in bunny heaven, you could almost see him close his eyes and say Ahhhhhh. Not much else going on, talked to Mom yesterday and I swear everyone is nuts - either that or they changed the rules and no one told me. I am beginning to think that DH and I are better off by ourselves :dunno: BTW things are going better, I guess he must have been on edge about his health although last night laying in bed watching tv he got the heart thumping again - no pain, just racing. He told a "calm me down" pill and felt better today. He will see the doctor on Wednesday.

Mel, I am grabbing and saving the cockatoo pic. What a great one! I'm so glad you had a great time on your Paris trip - bistro dining can be so much fun :cofdate: How nice of the boys to bring you some treats to share. Must do that more often. As long as you don't have to deal with the smell of car exhaust!

Shad - I'd be happy to wash your car - do you want hand wash or can I just leave it on the parkway and let Mother Nature do it? :rain: :lol: I am afraid if you drop it off you might miss go live and we can't have that. I'm thinking you will have a VERY busy rest of the month at the least. Hope you packed a bottle of wine for this trip. What a lovely description of the birds in the yard, how I'd love to see that. I hear you on the car although I'm thinking yours is newer than ours are. But you put more miles on yours. I told DH when we have to spend thousands of dollars each year fixing the buggies, then we should trade them in. Just because they are 10 years old doesn't mean they are due for the boneyard. In fact my cousin said to let him know when I want to sell my 4Runner although it would pain me greatly to see him beat the crap out of it.

Annie - again sorry you are feeling so blue. I guess no matter what, someone will disagree with what anyone does - as long as you are getting along with the ones you love most, let the rest roll off your back. :hug:

Michelle - no posting on the weekends???? I am dying for details of what went down in your life the last 2 days. :hyper:

Laura - sounds like you are all spiffed up for some partying. How did the weekend go?

Ceejay - hope you had a great time visiting with everyone.

Ellen - if you're working, hope it's interesting. Are you pampering the DH today?

I have the most amazing dinner tonight (I should not be watching all these cooking channel shows). Went over the budget but have this large shrimp (bacon wrapped) for DH and some lovely scallops for me. I have already planned out to cook them and I have a nice beef tenderloin for tomorrow. Sometimes the grocer puts out a display right as you walk in the store of gorgeous but expensive meats and I got suckered in. It was a bit more than what we would have spent for Sunday brunch today but we will get 2 (perhaps 3) meals out of it and I'm sure we will thoroughly enjoy it. Can't wait.

Best get on with planning here. Mel stay cool - I guess there's some heat headed your way.

ceejay52
06-17-2012, 08:27 PM
I did have a great week end. Really didn't want to come back home. Went out to eat on Friday at the best fish place ever. While there I saw a cousin (my mom's cousins son) We had a simple chat but found out what his brothers are doing. Saturday morning bff and I met with some more friends for breakfast. Drove to Paragould on Saturday afternoon. Didn't eat with uncles as I was to full from breakfast. Stopped by another aunts house to visit with my cousins who are more like sisters. We had a very good visit. Now my aunt has things so confused and twisted that if I hadn't talked to the girls themselves I wouldn't know. She told me that my cousin had bipolar but that's not what my cousin told me. I told her that isn't what she told me. Now I have questions that I want to ask my doctor.
Took my aunt to a dress shop. They honestly had something in my size and bought a yellow light weight sweater top.
Looks like my neighbors finished moving over the week end.
__________
Mel
Good for you for spending Saturday afternoon outside and eating with the guys.
Love the birds.

Annie
Don't stay gone too long. You are already missed but I understand why.

Shad
About to get worried about you. You are one busy girl.

Happy
What you missed an ATV ride! Glad the doctor found what was wrong with dh.

Ellen
How's your mom? Did you have a nice father's day with dh?

Shad
06-18-2012, 05:01 AM
Evening all,
Big class today, all with different levels of competence. Bah humbug. I can see trouble ahead.

I'm too tired to work on personals, but tomorrow should be an easy day so I will get to it then. I wonder how Michelle is getting along.

I'm back in the Hunter. It is cool, but a beautiful day today. Hey I hear that the Rolling Stones are calling it quits. They are in their 60's and 70's after all. What a run they have had.

Anyway, I'm for an early night. I'll be in again tomorrow.

MELODY525
06-18-2012, 08:12 AM
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I REALLY HAD A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.
FIRST ONE LIKE THIS IN A VERY LONG TIME.
MAYBE PEEPS IN HERE ARE FINALLY REALIZING I AM JUST NOT
THE SAME WOMAN THAT MOVED IN HERE 24 YEARS AGO.
SOMEHOW THEY SEEM TO HAVE GOTTEN THE PICTURE.
THERE WAS A LOT LESS BIOTCHING & MOANING:encore:
YESTERDAY WAS GLOOMY SO I CLEANED OUT THE MEDICINE CABINET.
THE WEATHER IS COOL TODAY AND SUPPOSED TO CLIMB 10 DEGREES EACH DAY TILL IT REACHES THE HIGH 90's.:flame:
THEN BEGINS THE RAIN:rain: WE JUST CAN'T SEEM TO STAY DRY OVER HERE!!
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY. :moped:






HAPPY.....I THINK THE RULES DID CHANGED AND NO ONE TOLD ANY OF US:tantrum:
HOPE MOM IS DOING OK EVEN WITH THE "BENT" RULES:hug:
HAD A LAUGH AT THE BUNNY STORY....HOW CUTE IS THAT????
SENDING DH SOME GOOD & POSITIVE THOUGHTS.:yoga:
MAYBE HE SHOULD TRY GOOGLING SOME BREATHING EXERCISES.
THEY BROUGHT MY BP DOWN FROM 2OO TO 147.
I ALSO DON'T HAVE AS MANY PALPITATIONS AS I USED TO.
I EVEN DO THEM IN BED WHEN I AM STRESSED OUT.
SENDING BOTH OF YOU A HUG:hug:
THE FOOD SOUNDED DELISH!:hun: YUMMY!!!!!
I LOVED THOSE 2 COCKATOOS ALSO. SO CUTSIE.
HAPPY....I THINK I HAVE LOST MY "WHEELS OF FIRE"....THEY'RE STUCK ON THE OLD PC. I WENT TO PUT THEM ON AND I DON'T HAVE THEM ON THIS ONE. WONDERING IF YOU STILL HAVE THEM???





CEEJAY....WE BOTH HAD GREAT WEEKENDS. YAY!!! :encore:
I AM GLAD YOU ALSO HAD SUCH A WONDERFUL VISIT WITH ALL THE COUSINS.
VERY HAPPY YOU GOT THE STORIES FIRST HAND AND NOT JUST THE CONFUSED VERSION.
HOPE THE COUSINS ARE ALL WELL & HAPPY.
YOU "SOUNDED" SO RELAXED IN THE POST :hug:




SHAD....THE ROLLING STONES ARE QUITTING??
I THOUGHT THEY NEVER WOULD. GREAT CAREER THAY HAD.
FORGET PERSONALS TILL THIS GIG IS OVER! LOL
I HOPE IT'S NOT TROUBLE THAT'S DOWN THE ROAD.
STAY CALM & HAVE A DRINK :cheers:

ceejay52
06-18-2012, 08:51 AM
Shad
Wow, you get more news than I do. I didn't watch t.v. Saturday or Sunday. We understand that you are a busy woman. Hope your work week goes well.

Mel
Glad to hear that your week end was nice. There's always going to be moaning and "b". We have it at work too. Just wish that I was closer and didn't have to drive the hour + to get there and back. The driving gets a bit old. There's still some questions that I'd like to ask my cousin. I'll email her when she gets home.
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Woke up this morning feeling nauseated (sp) for some reason. I had some meds for that so I took one this morning. Feeling better already. I need to keep those on hand.

diyana
06-18-2012, 09:53 AM
Good morning my friends -

Sorry I didn't post at all during the weekend. I was crazy busy. DH left this morning to work in Missouri all week. He won't be home until late Saturday night. His first stop is Mount Vernon (near Joplin), then he'll be in Lexington mid-week, and end up in Kennett on Thursday night or Friday. I think Kennett is fairly close to where Ceejay lives.

Anyway, so I spent all weekend tackling Mount Washmore, and running errands for the things he needed for his trip. I also planted a flat of annuals in the planter in the front yard that's not entirely finished. We had bulbs in there, but they have died back for the summer, and I hated the look of the weeds wrecking the entire look of the planter and our front yard...so I hope the annuals will fill in quickly for color.

Then yesterday, it was more wash, and more cleaning. And after all the yard work and house work was done, I went online and used my associate shopping discount for the last time to stock up on things DH and I need.

As for the work situation....I handed in my notice on Friday morning. My director asked where I was going, and I just said a "small company downtown". Since my director said he'd have to check with HR if he should release me early or let me work through my notice (which is until this Friday), I cleaned out my desk so my cube here is essentially empty, except for a coffee mug and water bottle that I brought back this morning. My new company said I could start right away...I just have to let them know. I came in this morning expecting to have an "exit interview" scheduled, but none has been scheduled yet. So I may be here just today...or I may be here all week. I have a really good training class on writing scheduled for Thursday, so I wouldn't mind sticking around for that. :)

Last Friday after work, I got together with several close co-worker friends for a send off. It was a great time! Lots of fun! I'm having lunch today with a co-worker, and I've scheduled lunch with some other co-workers on Wednesday.

I've got a meeting with a co-worker soon, but I'll check back in with personals later.

Much love, much appreciation for all your support, and many many hugs,

MELODY525
06-18-2012, 11:44 AM
HAPPY.....THANKS SO MUCH FOR SENDING MY WHEELS OF FIRE!! NOW I SAVED THEM TO PICTURES!!I WAS MISSING THEM FOR SURE!!!
I THINK LOSING THE OLD CHAIR MADE ME REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE THESE FOR ME.:hug: SO GLAD THEY WERE SAFELY TUCKED AWAY ON YAHOOEY!!!:dance:

Laura705
06-18-2012, 11:53 AM
Morning all.

Shad - Hope the training goes well this week. Sounds challenging with a variety of experience levels in a session. You sound like you'll have a busy three weeks or more. Take care to get your rest so you don't burn out!!

Happy - I'm glad your dh is feeling better now. Maybe he's having post-retirement trauma - this is one of those huge life events...So you skipped the ATV ride, but you sounded satisfied that you had a productive time at home. Good for you.

Michelle - Congrats on the new job!!! Sounds like a busy weekend. Hope you get some calm during your last week before you start off this new gig and all the learning that'll go along with it. If I may ask - why only one week notice?

Ceejay - Glad you had a nice weekend with the bff and the cousins. I know how the misinformation can go in a family from my own experience!!

Mel - Sounds like you had a super weekend and hope it continues! Fingers crossed you get some more outdoor time. :crossed: :)

Ellen - How's your mom doing? Is she in a rehab facility? A friend of mine (my age) had hip surgery just this past Tuesday and she was going home and having PT as an outpatient.

Annie - Gonna miss you, but hope you get everything ironed out in your head and with your loved ones. Take care. Hope to see you back here before too long! :hug:

Hi Patty!! Hey Java, what's up?
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I didn't get here all weekend, but not because I was particularly busy. Well, Friday was busy - that day actually wore me out. After the hair appt, which went a bit longer than usual, we had less than hour before the vet appointment, so I popped into the thrift shop near the salon and bought a few paperback books. The vet appointment was fine, but we couldn't do the bath at Petco until 4 pm because they are using it for their own grooming work until then. So we had time for lunch at that time.

The bath went alright, but took longer because we spent some time beforehand brushing out Coal's fur - he's shedding A LOT lately. We need to be better about brushing. We didn't lift him into the tub this time and I don't care for having him on the floor because he was able to move a bit more than I like and because the bending over gets old quickly. While the floor in the bathing area is textured, the rest of the grooming area is tiled, and poor baby had trouble keeping his footing with his damp paws. I hate that he's having this trouble. :(

Other than a walk later on in the afternoon, I didn't do much else. Some day off work. Grumble grumble. I much preferred the way I spent the previous Friday, which was literally a day at the beach, lol.

Saturday - slept in - 8:30 am!! - then lounged around most of the morning. Got dropped off at the luggage outlet in our area and bf met a buyer for our old bicycle roof rack (and got a great price for i!). I bought a purse with a jillion pockets - it's rather large, but I will try to resist the tendency to jam it full. I do like that there's room for jamming if needed - umbrella, paperback, etc. After that was lunch and then we bought a card for the graduate. We popped home and got dressed for the party and off we went. I wasn't all that keen on going, and less so when bf told me brother and SIL would be there. But we actually had a nice time with both of them. (Later bf told me that his bro told him his wife wants to move back to where they just moved away from - apparently she hates the commute to her job and her mom's house - oy!) We played some bean bag, and though I tried to toss with my right arm, I had to switch because this rotator cuff thing is still a problem. So bf and I lost by not too much, and that was with me playing lefty... Oh BTW, I AM a lefty who does many things righty because it was the way I was taught, and throwing, bowling and batting are many of my righty activities (as well as scissors and 10-key calculator, lol). I eat and write lefty. Sometimes I confuse myself. :p

Sooo... didn't get home til about 9:30 ish, much later than I thought since, we arrived 4:30-ish. I relaxed a bit then showered (it was an outdoor party in which the nice breeze died an hour in, leaving me warm and sticky) and went to bed. I was happy going to sleep knowing that it was raining and not storming.

Sunday - bakery, farmer's market (bought some luscious-looking early peaches from a farm in Southern IL), lounging, reading. Lunch at Ikea (yes, the Swedish meatball platter, lol), where we bought some more rugs for the 3-season room. The sofa we just bought has some orange in the cushions, and I was happy to see that I remembered correctly that Ikea had the rugs that I'd just recently bought in a bright green color (just before buying that sofa) also in orange.

We also wanted to shop for new bike helmets, but the bike shop was closed. Boo. Back home we lounged some more with our books in the yard on the chaises with the mister going. Ahhh. I spoke on the phone with both my brother and mother, took doggy for a walk and that was about it. The evening was just some tv & frozen 'za for dinner.

Because I'd heard that the previous book club book, "Fifty Shades of Grey" (E.L. James) had caused a member to skip the book and the club meeting because of its content, I of course I just had to start reading it in earnest. Oh my! :o One of the racier books I've read...

Okay, too many interruptions. Let me get this finally finish. Full workweek for me - no days off, but the boss will be out at least two days this week, so it'll be calm compared to the last week or so. But then again, it will be busy again after the meeting she's attending.

Have a good week everyone! :wave:

1day@atime
06-18-2012, 01:27 PM
Hello Ladies,
what a busy weekend. My sister and I took mom and dad to Choctaw Ok, for some gambling. I had a overnight stay. We enjoyed it, I was hoping dad would hit a big one, but no luck.

Mitchellez - So happy for you on the new job. I know insurance is a big deal, but on the other hand, if YOUR Happier at this new place, maybe you can get all the stress and pressure off you and in the long long be in better in Health. YOu know me...I look at the good side of all.. Keeping hubby in prayers as he travels this week.

Annie - I understand about needing break... but don't stay away too long... You've never misspoke, I like you gals, cause you all tell it like it is..

Shad - I heard that too about the Rolling Stones. I heard last showed will be in Scotland. Hope your training goes well. I don't like it when I"m in training and we have all levels, sometimes I"m just sitting there going.. why am i here. I never thought of it from the side of the trainer...

Laura - do tell about the book... I heard that the Eroctia (sp) stores are selling out of whips and handcuffs. (I'm just saying).. I love going to Ikea, such a big store, gives me ideas of doing some things around the house.

Ceejay - I hope your feeling better.

Mel - glad to hear you had a good weekend.

Ellen - how is your mom?

Happy - your garden looks great! My tomatos plants are growing and I have a few tomatos coming out. I saw a squirrel the other day right above them on the fence. I'll have to keep an eye out. Glad to hear that Hubby is feeling better... get on to him for NOT telling you he was feeling bad...MEN...

happy2bme
06-18-2012, 02:52 PM
Hi there,

My computer is slow and skipping. Not sure if it's the computer or the websites or the Internet. In any event, it's ANNOYING. We're getting a bit of sun in between the rain storms - and we've had plenty. Had a good thunder boomer last night that was really rattling the stuff in the house. I was folding laundry on the couch and watching the lightning. It would fire up a bolt up north and respond back with a bolt down south (we were in the middle of 2 storms). At one point there was vertical cloud to ground lightning just as a horizontal bolt streaked across the sky almost making a cross. I have never seen anything like that ever in my life. I guess it was the result of 2 sets of storm clouds. We're supposed to get another bad storm tomorrow and maybe more rain tonight. I have to get the tarp out of the garden, it's filled with water. Not much else going on.

Mel - I love your signature - you're getting pretty talented with the colors and graphics :D Glad you got your "wheels" back. Glad I don't delete old emails :rofl: I liked your Have a Happy Day graphic too. Very cheery, I kept a copy ;)

Hey Patty, how did your date go?

Michelle - So are you starting the new job on July 1? Sounds like you had a busy weekend. So it's just girls in the house with DH travelling?

Laura - with the heat you've been having I'm sure the poor dog is shedding like crazy. Do you have a kiddee pool for him to cool off in? That's great that you could sell your old bike rack. I am jealous of the farmers markets. We're supposed to have one up here but I think they didn't get enough vendors to make it worth while. Last July there was a girl selling the best strawberries from her truck. I hope she comes back. The strawberries at the store look nice but they and some other berries are molding up within 2 days of purchase. I am tired of tossing out most of the berries. Thinking it might be because they picked them and took a while to ship to the stores so they are older than they look. The berries from the truck are a local berry farm. I am a lefty too - dexterity is left, right for strength or if I couldn't teach myself to cross over. Was hard learning how to hook a rug at first ;) I bowl righty too and found I have much more power in my swing if I golf righty too. Not that I've done either of those 2 things in years and years.

Ceejay - I used to keep a can or two of ginger ale in my desk for those days when the tummy was a bit off. Sometimes too if there's fluid in the ear can also make you feel off. Glad you are feeling better.

Shad - I hope the training is not going too badly. I looked up the Rolling Stones quitting too. Heard they were having issues - Keith Richards forgetting guitar riffs and such. Then again saw that oftentimes they say stuff and then retract it 2 days later so who knows what's going on? Kinda hard to accept these "rockers" in the 60s and 70s. I guess today is Paul McCartney's 70th birthday. Sounds like you have cool, but nice weather out your way. If only you could enjoy it.

Hi Ellen :wave:

Better get a move on myself. Later chicks...

MELODY525
06-19-2012, 08:28 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKLETTES

I WENT FOR A RIDE YESTERDAY BUT IT WASN'T AS NICE AS THE ONE ABOVE.
THE AIR WAS SMELLING DECIDEDLY BAD AND I TURNED AROUND.
GUESS THE BAD AIR QUALITY IS ALREADY ON THE RISE.
I WAS ONLY DOWNSTAIRS FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND I FELT IT LAST NIGHT.
I'LL HAVE TO BE AN EARLY MORNING RISER AND GET MY BUTT OUTSIDE:cofdate:

I MISS JOHN.....I USED TO WAIT FOR HIM OUTSIDE IN THE MORNING.
WE WOULD HAVE COFFEE TOGETHER AND THEN BREAKFAST.
ME WITH THE PROTEIN BARS AND HE WITH HIS ENGLISH MUFFINS.

THE RE-INSPECTION HAS FINALLY ARRIVED AND WILL BEGIN TOMORROW AT 9AM.
PRAYING WE PASS OR THERE WILL BE NO END TO THE COMMENT. SIGH.
HERE IS A FUNNY (ODD) NOTE.....
THRU ALL THESE CHANGES, THE ONES THAT I EXPECTED COMMENTS FROM ON MY LACK OF PARTICIPATION KEPT QUIET AND HAVE BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE.
THE ONES I TRUSTED ARE THE SNOTTY COMMENT ONES. ACTING LIKE I ABANDONED THEM.
AS JACK BENNY WOULD SAY.....WELL!!!!!!!! AND AS MELLIE SAYS....TFB!!

RICHIE CALLS TO CHECK UP ON ME.
I TOLD HIM I WILL CALL IF ANYTHING GOES AWRY.
I JUST CANNOT DEAL WITH THIS STUFF. FEELS SMOTHERING.
ALSO MAKES ME FEEL VERY UNSURE OF MYSELF AND THAT'S GOTTA GO.
I TRIED TO CONVEY THAT I NEED MY INDEPENDENCE.
HOPE HE GOT IT CAUSE I AM NOTHING LIKE HIS MOTHER WAS!!!!!!

NOW IT'S TIME TO EAT AND THEN TACKLE THE FLOORS AND VACCUUM.
HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:





CEEJAY.....I ALWAYS HATED COMMUTING TO WORK IN THE CAR TOO.
WELL LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE....ONLY A FEW MORE YEARS:scooter:
THEN YOU CAN BE SITTING OUTSIDE IN THE SUN WITH SOME ICED TEA:beach:
OR MAYBE A LITTLE UMBRELLA DRINK!!!:cheers:
HOPE YOU GET THE INFO FROM THE COUSIN. I EXPECT IT'S ABOUT THE BIPOLAR?:hug:





MICHELLE.......HOPE EVERYTHING GOES AS SMOOTLY AS IT CAN.
GLAD YOU HAD SOME TIME TO SPEND WITH THE FRIENDS FOR A SEND OFF:hug:
YOU MUST FEEL RELIEVED HAVING SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON NOW AND LET THE STRESS GO.
**FORGOT TO ADD THAT I HOPE DH DOES ALRIGHT WHILE HE'S OUT THERE TRAVELING & WORKING. :crossed:





LAURA....THE WEEKEND SOUNDED VERY NICE.
ESPECIALLY SUNDAY....I ENJOYED THAT GOTTA LOVE THE FOOD!!
THAT'S WHY I'M OVERWEIGHT!!!! LOL
LOVE THE FARMER'S MARKET TOO. YUM!
SOMETIMES WE JUST NEED A WEEKEND & TIME AWAY FROM THE ROUTINES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF LIFE.
ENJOY THOSE TIMES. :hug:





PATTY.......I NEVER THOUGHT OF SQUIRRELS RAIDING A TOMATO PATCH.
WONDER IF HE WAS CASING THE JOINT OUT:rofl:
HOPE WITH YOUR BUSY WEEKS THAT YOU FIND TIME TO JUST SIT AND BREATHE:hug:





HAPPY........I LOVE MY WHEELS!!!! AND THE HAPPY DAY GRAPHIC.
I THINK YOUR SQUIRREL MOVED TO PATTY'S HOUSE AND IS EYEING HER TOMATO PATCH!
THAT STORM SOUNDED FREAKY. SOMETIMES THEY SCARE THE BEJESUS OUT OF ME!
I CAN IMAGINE IN THE COUNTRY THE SHOW IT MUST MAKE WITH LESS CITY LIGHTS!! :yikes:
JUST STAY OFF THE PHONE AND OUT OF THE BATHTUB!!!
MY COMPUTER HAS BEEN CHANGING PAGES & ASSORTED ODD THINGS.
BUT....I THINK IT'S THE WIRELESS MOUSE AND KEYBOARD.
I GOT THE OLD KEYBOARD OUT AND IT WAS FINE ALL DAY.
OUR CEL PHONE/RADIOS ARE ACTING WEIRD TOO.
ONE OF THE MAINT. MEN'S PHONES KEEPS CALLING ME ON & OFF.
EVEN WHEN IT'S SITTING ON HIS DESK.:rofl:
MIND THE LIGHTNING:hug:

ceejay52
06-19-2012, 08:30 AM
Feeling much better today. Don't know why the queezy stomach happened unless it is nerves. I really did enjoy my week end. Lots of good visits. When I got home last night I sat down in the recliner and went to sleep. Woke up at 4 a.m. wide awake. Did some of the chores I had planned for last night then got ready and came to work.

Michelle
Yes, Kennett, Mo is about an hour north of me. I'd like to go to Lexington, KY. I have a cousin that lives there. We don't have exit interviews here. If we give our two week notice we need to be prepared to not work the rest of the day.

I'll be back later.

Laura705
06-19-2012, 10:45 AM
Morning all. Nothing much to report from my neck of the woods.

Patty - A jackpot would have made for a nice Father's Day for your dad. We have a new casino the next suburb over from us, and a couple friends and I are probably going there this Friday because they have live entertainment and a band we like is going to be playing. Not sure I'll do any gambling though. Re the book "Fifty Shades...", I finished the first one (it's a trilogy). Not very well written, but yes, dominance/submission and bondage are part of the storyline. I started the 2nd book, but I've kind of lost interest because it'll probably just be more of the same.

Happy - Hope your computer is back to normal. Yesterday morning I was receiving external e-mails that were sent the previous day...it got rectified quickly. It's always something. Sounds like you had a nice light show the other night. Neither bf or I are big fans of storms like that ever since lightning caused a tree down the block to explode (literally), and of course since that really bad storm last year that left doggy with bad anxiety during thunderstorms. We had a kiddie pool for doggy that he didn't like at all, so we ended up craigslisting it. We'll probably buy one of those cooling mats for him this week. Gosh, I'd have thought you'd have more farmstands up there, but that's the North Woods, not farmland now that I think about it. I was tempted by the strawberries at the farmers market, but we already have a bunch of cherries we need to use, and I try to limit the amount of food that'll go bad on us. We might make some cherry ice cream with them. Yum, cherry vanilla ice cream!!

Mel - Glad Happy had your wheels for you! Sounds like you're working through your issues with leaving the building work alone and people leaving you alone!! Re Richie's calls - you know he just cares about you. Take it with a grain of salt, but it's not too many times a day is it??

Ceejay - Glad the queasiness went away. It is almost a given that I'll fall asleep if I recline all the way back in it, lol.

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies. Hope you're having a good week.
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Windy as heck yesterday and again today. Hot today too. The veg patch looked good last night (perky not droopy), but I watered it anyway because I figured the wind would dry it out more quickly. This year I didn't put the plastic fencing around it - I hope the critters don't get in there and feast. Not that I've got anything to feast on yet...

That's about it. TTFN.

ceejay52
06-19-2012, 05:40 PM
I'm back but witohut much to say. The plant has been keeping me busy. It's almost as if we are in the midst of summer with all the water usage.

Happy
I hadn't thought about ginger ale. Think the cross made by lightning was something to see. I'm respectful of lightening and wind.

Laura
It's been hot here too. Luckily I don't have to be outside to much. If the lawn has not been mowed I may do that. I don't really want to deal with the pollen as my allergies seem to be under control.

Mel
Yes, it always the ones you lest expect to do most of the grumbling.

MELODY525
06-20-2012, 06:39 AM
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GOOD MORNING EVERYONE.
THESE FLOWERS REMIND ME OF THE 60'S AND HIPPIES.

I WOKE AT 5:30 AND COULDN'T GO BACK TO SLEEP.
CANNOT WAIT TILL THIS DAY IS OVER WITH.
THE INSOECTION ROUND BEGINS AROUND 9
BUT I NEED TO GET A REPORT DOWN THERE BEFORE THIS GUY GETS HERE.
ALARMS WERE GOING OFF ONE AFTER ANOTHER LAST NIGHT.
FINALLY A SUPERVISOR THERE CALLED ME DIRECTLY FOR AN ANSWER.
I TOLD THEM INSPECTIONS WERE TOMORROW AND EVERYONE WAS MAKING SURE THEIR PULL CORDS WERE UNWOUND AND HANGING DOWN THE WAY THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE INSTEAD OF TAPED UP ON THE WALL AND HIDING BEHIND A PICTURE.
NEITHER THE COPS NOR THE SUPERVISOR FOUND ANY HUMOR IN THIS.
INSTEAD OF A LETTER TO THE TENANTS TELLING THEM WHAT TO DO....
THE OFFICE SHOULD HAVE SENT A MAINT. MAN AROUND LIKE JOHN DID IN THE PAST.
THE LAST ALARM WAS ABOUT 11PM!!!:faint:
OK LADIES OF THE WORLD....GOTTA GET GOING.
HAVE A SUPER DAY :hug:





CEEJAY....I SEE YOU'RE ALREADY THINKING OF A NEW TRIP!
YOU'LL BECOME A GYPSY WITH ALL THESE RELATIVES CLOSE BY.
WELL....AT LEAST WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE.
I BET THE WATER BILLS ARE GOING UP BY THE MINUTE WITH POOLS AND LAWNS!!
SUMMER IS HERE!!:encore:
HOPE YOUR TUMMY IS FEELING MUCH BETTER TODAY :hug:





LAURA.......DOES COAL LIKE ANYTHING GROWING IN THE GARDEN??
WAS WONDERING IF DOGS EAT TOMATOES AND STUFF.
HOW IS THE SHOULDER DOING??
I HAD A PAIN IN MY NECK /SHOULDER AND THOUGHT OF YOU LAST NIGHT!
FEEL BETTER SOON :hug:


:wave: HELLO TO ALL THE MISSING SISTERS :wave:

Shad
06-20-2012, 06:40 AM
Still here, stil:running:

Will try to be more chatty tomorrowl

diyana
06-20-2012, 07:51 AM
Good morning ladies,

I've got to make this quick. On Monday, my car started making this awful noise...so I tried to explain it to DH over the phone while he's in Missouri. He said I should take it into the shop first thing Tuesday morning. The shop confirmed DH's worries. It's the transmission. Then DH and I spent yesterday (1) trying to figure out how we were going to come up with the $2K (or so) to fix it; or should we look into trying to get financing for a new car. DH said the engine in my car still runs great, and we agreed we don't want car payments right now...so we decided to fix it. I'm dropping it off today and hopefully they can get the new tranny quickly. In the meantime, I start the new job tomorrow...so I'm renting a car. DH will be home this weekend, but will be working all over the state next week, so we really can't start carpooling until the first week of July. What a bunch of stress and expense that I did not need.

So I've got a busy day today, dropping the car off, getting the rental, going to the bank to transfer money around, and other errands before I start my new job tomorrow. :faint:

I'll try and check back in later. I hope you all are doing okay. Mel, I hope the inspections go well.

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
06-20-2012, 10:16 AM
Shad
Hugs, Hope things go well today.

Mel
Inspections. Kinda funny about all the alarms going off but it sounds like the seniors are trying to do their part. Hope you get some rest today.

Michelle
Ouch on the car repairs. Hope they have a transmission and they can do the rapairs.

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My neighbor was sitting in her swing last night when I came home from work and decided I'd join her. She told me about the kids setting the ditch on fire. The fire truck had to be called. That does it for me. I was backing out of the drive way this morning and one started to cut through the yard. I rolled down the window and politely told him not to go through the yard anymore. He said yes maam but I'll have to tell him again. I asked my neighbor where was when this happened. She said at work that it was around noon. I did hear the fire truck go by the plant but didn't think to much about it. I've had it with these kiddo's. Where are their parents. Probably most of them are single parents with no extra pay for baby sitters.

Laura705
06-20-2012, 10:32 AM
Morning all. Happy first day of summer! :sunny:

Ceejay - We're already having the summer heat, so the water and AC usage are already in high gear. I didn't like the electric bill I opened yesterday. :nono:

Mel - Good luck with the inspection!! :goodluck: :crossed: Sorry I had to laugh about the alarms going off because everyone was getting ready for the reinspections!! Meant to tell you that I liked that bird photo you posted the other day. :) You know, I could take it the wrong way when you say you had a pain in the neck and though of me, LOL. :lol3: But I won't. :D My shoulder is still not back to normal, and I have some soreness in my bicep as well... This coming Tuesday will be two weeks and if it's not significantly better by then, I guess I'll go to the doctor. For now, trying to remember to take Aleve.

Hi Shad!

Michelle - What a horrible time for your transmission to go - aarrgh!!! Like you didn't have enough going on already... :hug: :hug: So your start date on your new job moved up - wow, no break at all between jobs, not even a weekend?!?! Good luck to you! Safe travels to dh. Will the carpooling w/ dh be a regular thing for you? What a moneysaver that could be!! :yes:

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies! :wave:
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Hump day today! Boss and the sr mgr were out yesterday and are out again today, so it's quiet. Hot and windy again today. Tomorrow we get a brief break and get out of the 90's.

Last night after work, bf and I went to dinner (taqueria for carnitas tacos), and then to the bike shop. I bought a new bike helmet since my old one was very old and who knows if the foam and shell were still gonna protect my noggin if I took a spill, and the fabric inside that made up part of the strap system was all decrepit. My new one is blue and silver and will look nice with my silver bike, and it has a visor, which I wanted. I just wish it had a silver or gray visor to blend in with the helmet better. Oh well, I won't have to look at it because I'll be wearing it, so no big deal.

When we got home I tackled part of my mail basket. Ugh. That's about all that's going on with me.

MELODY525
06-21-2012, 07:19 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS

LOTS OF HEAT AND SOOTY SUNSHINE TODAY.
I AM NOT GOING DOWNSTAIRS TODAY AT ALL.
NEED TO KEEP MY APT COLD AND DARKISH TODAY.
tOLD THE SENIORS TO COME HERE IF SOMETHING IS WRONG.
I WILL NOT BE PERUSING THE PERIMITER IN THIS HEAT:scooter:

THE INSPECTION WENT WELL SO WE THINK.
IT TAKES A FEW DAYS TO GET THE REPORT.
THIS GUY WAS TIGHT-LIPPED ABOUT EVERYTHING.
THANK GD THIS IS OVER. BUT I FEAR NO ONE LEARNED THEIR LESSON.

I HAD A NICE VISIT WITH RICHIE. HE HELPED ME TAKE OFF THE BR DOOR.
WE SET THINGS BACK TO THE WAY THEY WERE:cheer3:
I HAD FORGOTTEN THE DOOR WAS THERE & RAN INTO IT HEAD ON IN THE DARK. :dizzy:

NOTHING NEW HERE FOR ME.
JEN & KIDS ARE FINE.
THE POOL UP THERE OPENED 2 WEEKS EARLY.
RICHIE IS DYHING OF THE HEAT AT WORK.
YOU CAN IMAGINE BROOKLYN WITH NO A/C:flame:

I AM OFF TO BREAKFAST. WOKE UP HUNGRY FOR A CHANGE.
HAVE A GREAT DAY AND STAY COOL!!!




SHAD.....YOU CAN BE CHATTY WHENEVER YOU WANT....
I THINK YOU HAD THE CATTLE PROD LAST SO I'LL BE POLITE:rofl: :rofl:





CEEJAY....SADLY ALL THESE WORKING PARENTS HAVE LOST CONTROL OVER THE KIDS.
IT'S A TOUGH SITUATION. FAMILIES MOSTLY NEED BOTH PARENTS WORKING FULL TIME.
WHILE I WANT TO SMACK THE KIDS HERE...THEY JUST HAVEN'T LEARNED ANY RESPECT FOR PEOPLE & PROPERTY.
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE FIRE PROBLEM. SCARY.
JUST BE CAREFUL HANDLING THESE KIDS...
YOU DON'T WANT THEM WRECKING YOUR CAR OR ANYTHING EITHER.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL:hug:




LAURA....I HAD A LAUGH AT YOUR POST:rofl:
NEVER THOUGHT WHILE TYPING THE PAIN IN THE NECK HOW IT WOULD SOUND:lol3: :lol3: TOO FUNNY!!
BUT YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU :hug:
THE BIKE HELMET IS VERY FANCY! WOW!
THINGS HAVE SURE CHANGED SINCE THEY FIRST CAME OUT.
VERY NICE AND I LIKE THE COLORS. HAPPY RIDING!!
TAKE THOSE ALEVE OR GET THY BUNS TO A DR IF IT'S NOT WORKING!!!!
DON'T MAKE ME COME OUT THERE IN ALL THIS HEAT JUST TO YELL:rollpin:

ceejay52
06-21-2012, 10:38 AM
I'm still awaiting for the news of the birth of my sister's grandson. My niece went into labor early yesterday morning. Her due date is the 24th.
We have a safety luncheon around 11.15 this morning. This is for each department that didn't report any accidents.

Hello to all the worldlie chicks. :wave:

Laura705
06-21-2012, 11:00 AM
Morning all. Wow, quiet here. Everyone's busy. Nothing new with me. The boss and sr. mgr are back in the office. Thursday already??!!

It was hot yesterday and I was really warm by the time I got home from the train station - so glad I didn't have to walk! After that I only went outside once, to the backyard to water the veg & flowers. The rest of the night bf & I watched more of "The Good Wife" since he'd gotten the season 1 dvds back from the library. We're almost done with it now. We'll have to reserve season 2. Dinner was a big bowl of homemade popcorn. :D

Ceejay - Things are really escalating with those neighborhood kids. With all the dry weather and the wildfires going on in this country, that's a scary thing. Be careful!

Mel - I hope the inspection report comes out good and it's all over until the next regularly scheduled one. I don't like to be cooped up inside, but with the heat and the wind I haven't been spending much time outside this week. It does play havoc with my allergies and asthma, as I'm sure it does with yours. I can't imagine doing physical labor out in that kind of heat! Poor Richie! Take care and have a nice restful day after all the hubub of yesterday. Oh, you asked if Coal would go after my veg plants. No, but he'd probably stomp and flatten them if he wanted to be where they were for some reason. He loves walking through the beds of daylilies, but they are indestructible, so I don't mind that. Reminds me, I need to get the tomato cages on all those plants before they get too large and the next thing I know they'll be flopping all over. And they'll stop Coal from running roughshod over them, LOL.

Happy - are you off with dh forging new ATV trails?

Ellen - hope you're through with appointments for the time being - how is your mother doing after the surgery??

Shad - I hope your sessions are going well.

Michelle - Today's your first day of the new job - hope it's going well for you. You said it's a smaller company - how many people are there in your department? When will your car repair be completed? Don't get too attached to that rental car, haha.

Hellos to Patty & Mary. :):)
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Just thinking of Michelle's car trouble and my battery issue a few weeks ago, I believe I'm going to sign back up with the auto club. I dropped them because I thought my auto coverage included something similar, but it was really just that they would reimburse me for emergency roadside assistance. What I really want is the service - phoning someone and having them find and dispatch the tow truck to jump start a battery, fix a flat, etc. Have to add that to the to-do list.

Okay, I'm being a horrible slacker at the moment, so let me post this and get on with the day. Toodles!

Laura705
06-21-2012, 11:12 AM
Ceejay - Enjoy the luncheon today. Soon you will have a new grandnephew!! :bb:

happy2bme
06-21-2012, 11:37 AM
Good morning ladies,

Had a very soggy 2 days here with lots and lots of rain storms. Duluth Minnesota which is about an hour and a half north of us got really clobbered. The city sits on a hill and they got over 10 inches of rain in 2 days. Mass flooding, sink holes big enough to swallow cars all over the city. Looks like it sustained an earthquake. Alot of damage. The zoo really suffered, apparently it sits next to a river and when the flash floods came up unexpectedly a number of animals escaped their enclosure and sadly one area of barnyard animals died. People are blaming the zoo for not planning ahead but I saw on the news that this came up fast and the last time they got this much rain in one period was 1909 and it was only 6 inches of rain, not the 10 that they got this time around. In any event, our power was flickering and things were a mess so I limited my time on the computer. We could use a few days of drying now.

DH just came in from some errands and he wants to discuss replacing the trellis we had for the beans so I need to go talk to him before he starts a fuss. Sorry... :(

Will try and get back later for personals.

upswife
06-21-2012, 12:18 PM
Hello Worldlies! I am still here, had a busy weekend with work then a few days with the kids and we saw mom yesterday. The kids are going stir crazy because of the heat we have been having, but starting today we are supposed to be much cooler. Going to send them all out to the park in a little while.

Thanks Everyone for asking about my mom. She is doing well, we brought her home on Monday and my 17 yr old brother has been her primary caretaker and has been doing really well. As I said we stopped by yesterday---for 2 reasons. my kids wanted to see grandma and I felt that my brother would need a break. I am just trying to make it thru this month and will reevaluate the dieting for next month. it is so much easier when all I have to do is think about what I am eating

Ok kids are all out the door for the park. I am off to get my day started. Luv and hugs ladies!!

Laura705
06-21-2012, 12:36 PM
Happy - How awful about the flooding in Duluth, especially at the zoo. :(

Ellen - Good to hear your mom is doing well. Yeh, I feel so cooped up staying inside in the AC when it's this hot. Glad we're gonna get some cooler weather for a few days!

Bummer, just realized I have a lunchtime internal seminar today. I'd much rather get outside for a bit, but now it looks like I'll just be running out to grab some lunch to bring back to the seminar. :halfempty

Shad
06-21-2012, 05:56 PM
Quick post before the mob storms in again. I'm down at the sister mine at the moment and it is a very pretty environment to work in. Lots of eucalyptus trees, the air smells of it. There are apparently deer, kangaroos and wombats in the woods, but so far haven't seen any sign of any of them apart from the odd dead one.

I'm here in the Hunter Valley now until 10th July when I get 5 days off and then back again for another 10 days or so. Then I think I am finished here and can concentrate on Adelaide and the arrival of the baby before I start to think about work again. Haven't forgotten about your request Mel and will be looking to do something about it this weekend when I am not working but have several appointments to fill and then go to the farmers market which is on somewhere in town. After that I will go to Mum and Me and check out the stuff in there. I need to talk to DS1 and ensure that whatever I get will be acceptable. My sister wanted to make something for the babe, so I have to work that one in as well. Who knows about handmade.

Anyway, better get on with it. The computers will be here soon and then the guys and I need to get a handle on how we are travelling. There is vast confusion around the place because they can't get their business processes under control. Back later.

1day@atime
06-21-2012, 09:05 PM
Hello Ladies,

Very busy week.. and stressful. We had some reductions, 3 people were let go on Monday and one worked in our Group. He was a supv and we all wonderered what he did. Sad he was let go he had a family, but the same time so glad it wasn't me.

Ceejay - I can totally relate about the kids. Many years ago some kids in my neighborhood apparently got bored and set fire to a plant /shrub in the alley. The fire burned one fence panel on my side and two shared panels. Police had some suspects but didn't charge them.

Happy - I saw the news about the flooding, it was sad to hear about the zoo deaths.

Laura - I hope you had a good seminar.

Ellen - good to hear your mom is doing well. Your a good sister for giving him a break..

Shad - when is the baby due?

Mitchellez - Sorry to hear about the car issues, and to top it off when DH is out of town. Take a deep breath... All will be good. Sending you good vibes for your first day at work.

Mel - it's going to be a scorcher here too. I keep my house dark. I know when I have company they always wonder why I keep the drapes closed. I'm like it's to keep the cool in. I will open drapes in the evening.

MELODY525
06-22-2012, 07:52 AM
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MORNING LADIES OF THE WORLD.

NOT SURE HOW IT HAPPENED BUT I ENDED UP IN THE LOO.
FELT CRAPPY TILL LAST NIGHT AND BETTER THIS MORNING.
MAYBE TOO MUCH TIME OUT OF THE A/C WEDS. WTF!
ANYWAY.....NOT GOING DOWN AT ALL TODAY.
I DID EVERYTHING YESTERDAY AND THE REPORT LAST NIGHT.
NOTHING TO REPORT HERE. QUIET NIGHT.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A VERY HAPPY FRIDAY & A GREAT WEEKEND:encore:




PATTY....I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE E LAYOFFS.
VERY SAD INDEED AND YES....THANK GOD IT WASN'T YOU:hug:
HAS TO BE STRESSFUL FOR ALL OF YOU WATCHING IT.
HOPE THE WEEKEND BRINGS PEACE OF MIND:yoga:




SHAD......GUESS YOU WILL BE GLAD WHEN THIS PROJECT IS FINISHED.
THE BABE TO BE'S MOM IS A CORKER. :rofl:
I HAD THOUGHT OF CROCHETED STUFF.
BUT WITH MY ASRMS ARMS HERE AND HER IDEAS THERE.....
I DECIDED NOT TO TRY!!:lol3:
HANG IN THERE....YOU WILL BE HOME SOON!:hug:




HAPPY.....HOW SAD ABOUT THE ZOO AND ALL THE DYING & FLOODING. OMG!
THAT IS A LOT OF RAIN:yikes:
I HATE THE "BLAME GAME" AFTER A STORM LIKE THAT.
MOTHER NATURE DOES WHAT SHE WANTS AND WE CANNOT ALWAYS BE ONE STEP AHEAD OF HER.
HOW IS THE TRELLIS PLANNING GOING???
I LOVE TO SEE THEM. MAKES ME FEEL LIKE THE OLD DAYS.
ONE OF THOSE PICTURES IN YOUR MIND THAT MAKE YOU FEEL ALL WARM & FUZZY:hug:




CEEJAY......HAVE YOU HEARD ANY NEWS ABOUT THE NEW BABY?????:bb:




LAURA.....DINNER WAS POPCORN????
NOW THAT'S THE KIND OF MEAL I USED TO EAT! :rofl:
HAD A LAUGH AT COAL & I CAN JUST SEE HIM RUNNING THRU THE PLANTS.
MUST FEEL TO THEM LIKE SAND BETWEEN OUR TOES AT THE BEACH:beach:
JEN & I ARE USINGTHE LIBRARY FOR EVERYTHING NOW TOO.
I ORDER STUFF FOR THEM. THE LIBRARY DELIVERS IT TO ME.
RICHIE DELIVERS & PICS UP THERE AND THEN RETURNS IT.
THIS PLAN IS WORKING OUT GREAT! HOPE THAT MADE SENSE.




ELLEN.....I AM GLAD TO HEAR MOM IS DOING WELL.
ALSO WAS NICE OF YOU TO GIVE YOUR BROTHER A BREAK.
HOPE YOU & THE KIDS STAY COOL. BE CAREFUL WITH THIS HEAT!!
NEXT MONTH MAYBE YOU CAN CONCENTRATE ON YOU:hug:

Laura705
06-22-2012, 10:58 AM
Morning all. Happy Friday!! :carrot:

Shad - I'm glad you have some time off coming up, but that's a long stretch away from home until then. Did the dh register somewhere for a baby shower? You sound like you're being particularly cautious re gifts, and a registry would make it so much easier for gift-shopping.

Patty - Sorry to hear about the layoffs - that must certainly be stressful. Sad that anyone must lose their job, but I'm glad it wasn't you. Yeh, we keep our blinds closed on the west facing windows in the afternoon. Even though I expected to have a lot more sun due to the removal of a large tree on the west side of our house, it hasn't been as bad as I thought - there are trees across the street that still shade our house.

Mel - I'm glad you're feeling better today. Yeh, I love popcorn for dinner, but rarely do it anymore. Popcorn has a lot of fiber, so it's not all bad! :D I'm glad you're using the library - sounds like you've got a system worked out between you and the kids so you can all enjoy their resources. I love that we can put in a hold request online, and then get notified when it's ready for pickup. I just wish there was a pickup window!!! :lol: (BTW, my mom's library does have a pickup window, lucky mom.)

Hellos to everyone!!
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The seminar yesterday was good, so I was glad I went. These are seminars about our internal company, so we get to learn about what's going on with other segments/departments.

Didn't do much of anything yesterday, but I did get the tomato cages on all my veggie plants.

Tonight I'm going to a casino in a neighboring suburb to see a band play. One friend is coming to the house and staying over and we're meeting a couple others. First time visiting this new casino, but I don't think I will do much gambling, if any.

Tomorrow afternoon is the memorial luncheon for my friend D's recently passed father. A friend from out of town is visiting for one day only and I'd committed to getting together with her well before this luncheon came up. Not sure how the timing is working, but J will only be in town/available til about 9 pm, the lunch ends around 3 pm, but is out in the far 'burbs, so I wouldn't get home until 4-ish. Not to mention feeling rude if bf and I leave right at 3... J expressed interest in a bike ride on the lakefront path - which is downright absolutely nutty on a weekend here (ultra crowded), and I really don't think the timing will work at all for that anyway. I will get her to just do dinner or something. Need to get her on her cell phone to firm this up and see if there's anyone else who's free to join us. This friend is a challenge - doesn't communicate very well and her e-mails/fb messages are always a challenge to interpret. :rolleyes:


Gotta run, employee meeting.

ceejay52
06-22-2012, 11:17 AM
Baby boy arrived on the 22nd as planned, weighing in at 7 lbs 6 oz. My nephew has posted a picture as well as my niece on FB. For those on FB find Andy Ellis or Libby Ellis on my wall. I must admit that he's a pretty little boy. I can see both his parents in him. In his first picture, I saw his dad.

Mel
Oh my don't over do in this heat! I talked myself out of going to Jonesboro, AR due to the heat.

Happy
I hate to hear of flooding especially where wild life is concerned. Speaking of sink holes did you see on the news about the home that sunk in Florida.

Laura,
It's really sad to hear any one losing their job. oops I'm getting people mixed up here.

Ellen
Good to hear the you mother is doing well.

Patty
My sister asked me why I keep the drapes drawn. It's mainly to help with keeping the cool air in but I don't like the kiddo's who run up and under the windows to have an opportunity to peek in. I 've caught them doing that also.

Shad
When is your grand baby due?

I saw the teen agers walk by my vehicle last night and blew the horn at them. They shot out like something shot them.
I had an unexpected visitor yesterday, an ex male friend. I had thought about him last week. He said he had been thinking about me also. I just didn't feel the chemistry. We did have a long chat.

happy2bme
06-22-2012, 12:06 PM
Hello ladies,

Well lets try this again. Bright and sunny today but we are supposed to get some more rain tomorrow - we don't need any more thank you very much. DH did an excellent job of building some climbing vines for the beans. I did work on the garden yesterday - have 8 regular tomatoes budding, about 10 grape tomatoes and the buds of some jalapeno peppers and some bell peppers. Bell pepper plants are small and don't look that good even though they are flowering. I popped a sugar snap pea off the vine - it was yummy. Got some flowers on my cucumber plants, hope they turn into cucumbers. The spinach and lettuce are doing well. I also did some trimming on the herb garden, cut back the dill that went to seed and am hoping it will rebloom a second crop. We have a big festival in town - they have actually closed off the main streets to car traffic. Not sure if we will venture down there. Alot of work today catching up on mowing - the grass is very tall and there's lots of work to be done.

You talk about window drapes - used to have to keep my closed mostly because of the heat but also didn't like people looking into the house at night. Here I leave them open all summer because I love the view although if it's going to be hotter than 80 degrees it does tend to get hot with all these windows. However I do need to keep them closed most of the winter simply because of the cold seeping in. Much better to keep things open and see out. :D

Ceejay - congrats on the newest nephew. Sounds like you are having quite a time with the kids congregating in your area. You never know what they will do when you aren't looking so that's a troublesome thing to deal with.

Laura - I agree with you on the library system - it's so nice they have offered online services. I hope people take advantage of them. Enjoy the band tonight. So they are still building casinos out that way?

Mel - I hope you are feeling better today after last night. They had a piece on the news about some third party thing failing which contributed to the flooding at the zoo, I guess people are getting pretty vocal. It is a big mess up there and there is more rain to come. That was nice of Ritchie to help you rearrange the apartment so that you can get around easily. We don't need you bonking yourself in the middle of the night! :headache:

Shad - home to rest after a very busy week? Hope you can get a little bit of R&R in. Did any of the live critters show up in the field? Are you getting different weather between home and where you are now? Pity that DS's GF just can't be happy for whatever baby gifts she receives, even if they are homemade. Saw some incredibly gorgeous handmade blankets from talented people.

Patty - sorry to hear about the layoffs. That always makes for alot of tension. Everyone feels bad but also glad it's not them too which I always found stressful. Often hard to tell why some people get picked but you can surely always point out people who should have been tossed but continue to hang on.

Ellen - glad your Mom made it through the surgery all right. One less worry.

Hi's to Anne and Michelle.

I'd better get outside and give DH a hand. Have a good weekend chicks.

MELODY525
06-23-2012, 07:54 AM
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MORNING EVERYONE.

WE HAD A LOVELY THUNDERSTORM LAST NIGHT.
IT WASHED MOST OF THE SOOT OUT OF THE AIR.
THE SKY IS LOOKING DECIDEDLY BETTER TODAY. :sunny:
RIDHIE LEFT FOR WORK AND THEN UP TO THE TRAILER.

WENT TO BED VERY EARLY ABOUT 8:30.
BUT OF COURSE AN ALARM WENT OFF NEAR 1 AM.
I THINK I FELL BACK TO SLEEP AROUND 2.

I AM JUST RESTING THIS WEEKEND.
DID I SAY I BOUGHT BABY FOODS? AMAZON HAS GREAT PRICES.
I AM GIVING THE GASTRO AREA A BREAK & DOING THINGS RIGHT.
THE PKGS ARRIVED THURSDAY & FRIDAY.
I CAN TELL YOU I FEEL BETTER ALREADY.

NOW I NEED TO FIND SOMETHING TO OCCUPY MY TIME.
RUNNING OUT OF THINGS TO SORT & TOSS.
RICHIE CANNOT BELIEVE I THREW SO MUCH OUT & THE CLOSETS ARE STILL FULL! :rofl:

TIME FOR BREAKFAST. :hun:
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVERYONE.





LAURA.....I AGREE IT WOULD BE HARD TO LEAVE A DAD'S MEMORIAL SERVICE.
I USED TO HAVE FRIENDS LIKE THAT.
TRIED MY BEST TO GET RID OF THEM :rofl: :rofl:
HOPE YOU CAN FIGURE SOMETHING OUT.
I COULD TELL YOU WHAT TO TEXT HER BUT 3FC DOESN'T ALLOW WORDS LIKE THAT HERE :lol3:
GOOD LUCK THIS WEEKEND:hug:




CEEJAY....YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH THE HOR & THE KIDS:rofl:
MUST HAVE SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF THEM!!!!:lol3:
SOOOOOO.......LET ME GET THIS RIGHT....
AN OLD MALE FRIEND????
YOU'VE BEEN KEEPING SECRETS FROM YOUR SISTERS?
NOW WHERE IS ANNIE WHEN WE NEED HER.....
SHE'D GET THE INFO OUT OF YA!!!:belly:
GLAD YOU CANCELED THE RIDE.....SUPPOSED TO BE COOLER NEXT WEEK.




HAPPY.....I THOUGHT ABOUT THOSE POOR ANI,ALS YESTERDAY.
HOPE WE ALL GET TO DRY OUT A BIT.
BUT I WILL SAY OUR GRASS COULDN'T BE GREENER:rofl:
I LOVE MY DRAPES OPENED TOO BUT THIS WEEK I KEPT THEM CLOSED.
THE POOR A/C WAS WORKING OVERTIME.
THE GARDEN SOUNDS LIKE IT'S GROWING NICELY.
HAVE YOU FOUND ANYTHING YET THAT DOESN'T WORK?
GUESS IT MIGHT BE TOO EARLY TO TELL ABOUT THAT.
HOW'S THE BUNNY DOING?? W
ONDER IF HE HAS ANY FRIENDS HE'S GOING TO BRING??? :lol3:

ceejay52
06-23-2012, 11:13 AM
Morning

Mel
We need some rain. Love all the graphics.

_____
I'm lazy. I have had three day's off and all I've done is grocery shop and some laundry. Today I need to get busy with some cleaning and cooking.
Went to bed at 11 p.m. and thought I'd go to urgent care this morning, I have a boil type thing on my upper leg and sore as the dickens. I put some antibiotic cream on it last night and went to bed. It looks a lot better this morning. So I'm holding off going to urgent care and wait for my doctor's appointment on Thursday.
I need to get up and get myself into gear.

happy2bme
06-23-2012, 11:36 AM
Good morning,

Must be the weekend because it's quiet in here except for a few of us cacklers :chicken: :D There is a fair in town, DH and I decided to go check it out yesterday around 7pm. Didn't realize that things pretty much close down at 6pm :lol: Apparently the place is jumping from 10am to 4pm with all the shops open, sidewalk sales, arts and crafts booths and that all shuts down around 5pm. When we got there a few stores were open but most had closed down as well as the arts and craft booths. Just as well, we got an Italian Sausage sandwich and frozen lemonade for dinner which were EXCELLENT and that was mostly our goal - to check out the food booths. We came home and watched the movie Avatar in 3D. Planning on going back to the fair today during the day - they are raffling off a nice boat and DH said it was worth a shot to buy a ticket or two. We were planning on going for lunch - DH just had to finish up the lawn mowing this morning. Just as he headed out, dark clouds rolled in and shortly afterwards we heard the rumble of thunder and in came the rain. It just rained a bit to mess things up, I will probably have to water the garden anyway. Not much else going on here.

Laura - hope you can manage to see both of your friends. Your friend J and her (lack of) communication reminds me of my friend P - would drive me bonkers trying to deal with her. She was a very much seat of the pants person and said I was anal about planning. :rolleyes: Being seat of the pants is ok when YOU are the person in the drivers seat but I think it's very inconsiderate of those who have to try and catch up with you. :mad: Anyway hope you can catch her after your luncheon service. As for biking on the lakefront :yikes: can't even fathom driving all the way downtown with your bikes in tow, negotiating traffic just for a hour's ride. How about just a walk instead? :lol:

Ceejay - you snuck in on me. I'd gladly send you some rain if I could. Seems like it's feast or family - too much or no rain. Bet things are getting dry and dusty by you. As for the boil, whatever you do - don't try and pop those. They are full of staph and can cause a nasty infection in the leg. I had them a couple of times, they are very irritating, usually they went away on their own if they were just pea sized. Not sure what causes them either.

Ok so one of the ads at the top of the page was for an electric jam and jelly maker. Like it's too hard to put smashed fruit in a pot with sugar and pectin and stir till thickened??????? Ok, maybe I'm cynical because I got tired of falling for this one trick pony contraptions that I thought were a good idea at the time but didn't use more than once or twice? ;) ;) ;)

Mel - how nice to get some rain washed air. Love the smell of that. So what are you dining on in the way of baby foods? Probably easier to buy some than to try and puree the heck out of stuff yourself. Ok, now I too am surprised that you are still finding things to chuck out of the apartment. Would think by now you'd have little more than the bed, 2 towels, a blanket and your chairs :rofl: People must be sneaking things in when you aren't looking.

Poor DH - the rain let up so he went out and started trimming. Was really going to town and all of a sudden it started raining big drops. So he went back into the man cave and now it stopped. It's doing this over and over. Kinda like being under the right cloud when it opens up. Maybe he'd better give up on the mowing for the day although with all the rain we've had, it's like a jungle out there and the longer the grass grows, the more we have a tick problem even though the deer have not been around in weeks. This on and off rain also puts a downer on going to the fair.

Anyway guess I will do a few housework things waiting for this to let up and blow past. Happy weekend to the chicks. :wave:

upswife
06-23-2012, 04:13 PM
Good afternoon chickies!! So I am still sitting here at work, it has been very slow the last few days and to top it off I discovered that made a pretty big mistake yesterday and we sent the plumber out with the wrong product. My team leads are not making a big deal out of it, but I am uspet. Such a rookie mistake, and to top it off that was my only installation scheduled for today. Well, we all live and learn, I will not let myself live it down anytime soon.

Kinda busy this week, have to work tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday. Have ortho appt with DS on Tuesday as well. I am going to try to set up a play date with my friend and her little girl for DD3. And will have to sqeeze time to work on Mt washmore. All this and DH is out of town from Monday night thru Thursday night. Pray I do not go crazy. Thank goodness my SIL and brother are able to watch the kiddies on Tuesday. My new schedule started the same week that DH is scheduled to be gone.

Happy~Wow, it sounds like the weather does not want you and DH to finish with your lawn. Wish we were getting a bit of your rain down here…my grass is all crispy…I don’t think I can remember a summer when my grass was this dry so early in the year. So, sorry that you arrived at the fair so late. It is always culture shock moving from a metropolis to a smaller community!

Ceejay~take care with the boil type thing on your leg. Watch it closely to make sure you are not getting a secondary infection. Congrats on the new baby nephew!! Sorry the young kids are being a bother, I still remember acting poorly (not that I did so often---mom would have died if she had known) but now I understand. Keep honking at them and asserting your self and they should eventally back off.

Melody~I don’t know if I had mentioned it, but I love your wheels of fire!!! I love how it smells after a thunderstorm…tho everyonce in a while it has a fishy smell and I don’t like that. Gosh, I never would have thought to order baby food online, but I am sort of behind the times and forget the type of things one can place an order for.

Laura~Sounds like you have a busy day today, sorry about your friends father. I hope you are able to figure out how to manage time with both friends and not get caught in a ton of traffic or people! What band did you see? Hope you had fun!

Patty~Layoffs are no fun… Glad you still have a job. I always try to keep the blinds closed, esp in the summer. It really helps to keep the house cooler in the summer. Altho like happy, I would much rather have everything open to see the outside world.

Shad~I don’t know how you keep up with being away from home for such extended periods. I agree if DS’s GF is being so particular about gifts for the baby she should register somewhere to make it easier for those that want to give. I was always happy to have whatever ppl gave me…tho some of the things I looked at and thought ”why do I need this??”

Michelle~how’s the new job, hope your training/proationary period goes smoothly. Sorry to hear about all the car issues…it figures that it allways happens at the worst possible time. Hope things have worked themselves out!

Annie~:wave: & :grouphug:

Well, ladies I do need to get back to work!! Hope everyone has a super nice Saturday/Sunday. Luv and Hugs!!!

annie175
06-23-2012, 06:05 PM
Good Afternoon/Evening/Morning All

Thank you for putting up with my absence and re-adjusting.....

Had a great day with baby girl and lil monkey...they came over and went swimming in Nanna's baby poo, watched a lil tube and had popcorn. Lil man fell asleep in Nanna's arms in the rocking chair. I was just loving it...and kept staring down at such a miracle. He is just so happy and loving. I am going to try to post pix in a minute.

This week has been H*ll at work, home, and otherwise. Won't get into it as it is just too much going on.

C is enjoying his new position with new company. It has had him busier than ever being in training, but has also kept him away from home about 3 am till 7 pm. I will get better once he is on his own route and not in training...like maybe another week.

I did get my cordless mouse and it is so much easier...Who Knew? I am getting to know this new laptop more and enjoying it more than cursing it. lol

I am not going to try to do personals as I have read everyone's posts but too much to reply too! Gald mostly everyone is coping with life the best they can.

C will be home at 7 pm and we are ordering pizza and doing a whole bunch of NOTHING! Maybe a pit fire for an hour then bed. Tomorrow will be our time together. No work.

I am planning on taking 4th of July week as vacation...it was originally planned off as C was taking it also, however since the new job, he does not have that day off, but I am taking it anyway....maybe spend time with DD and the babe.

I am posting this, then will try to post pix.....

Love and Hugs.

annie175
06-23-2012, 06:20 PM
Lil man and baby girl in Nanna's babe poo....

My third harvest of lettuce and spinach this year.....

Shad
06-23-2012, 06:35 PM
Rush job - AGAIN. Still here, just not able to post too often and today I am having as a DAY OFF. Yesterday I didn't have to go to the mines, but spent part of the day getting my laundry up to date, visiting the farmers market and helping the landlady with her charity thing. When i get time, I will tell you all about my day with the firies and the charity and the wheelchair house I now live in. Yep, Mel would fit in here admirably.

Right now I am about to clean teeth, send a text to the landlady that the buzzer for the septic tank is going off again and then I am off to spend some time in the bush or by a lake or looking at something architectural. Just point the car in one direction and keep on travelling. Next week and the week after will be hectic and no doubt troublesome, then we can see how well we did.
Good to see you back Annie.
Catch up with the rest of you tonight. Can't let this glorious day get away from me
Oh and while I think about it. There was a bunch of galahs and cockatoos feeding on the lawn when I got up this morning and now the ducks are waddling across the driveway to get up to whatever ducks get up to these days. Seems they have had enough of the dam for today.

See you later

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MELODY525
06-24-2012, 07:33 AM
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MORNING ALL:coffee:

LAZY WEEKEND.
QUIET ALARMS LAST NIGHT.
GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP.
NOTHING NEW.
HAVE A GREAT DAY :D




SHAD....SO GLAD YOU HAD THE DAY TO YOURSELF.
MY BAGS ARE PACKED AND READY FOR THE ACCESSIBLE HOUSE!!:scootr:
FIRIES??? GOTTA BE A GREAT STORY. HAVEN'T SEEN HE HERE IN AWHILE!
HOPE YOUR DAY WAS TRULY BOTH REST & PEACEFUL:hug:
LOVED THE PICTURES....ESPECIALLY THE SIGN!! LOL



CEEJAY..HOPE YOU ENJOY ALL YOUR DAYS OFF:beach:
NOHIG WORSE THAN BOILS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.
THEY DO HURT LIKE THEDICKENS!!!OUCH
HOPE THE CREAM WORKS TILL THURSDAY :hug:
I LOVE GRAPHICS TOO....BUT I BET YOU ALEADY KNEW THAT:rofl: :rofl:





ANNIE.....GOOD TO SEE YOU AND THE PICTURES!!
THANKS FOR POSTING THEM. HE IS SUH A DOLL.
SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS FOR ALL THAT IS BOTHERING YOU :hug:
JUST REMEMBER THA THIS TOO SHALL PSS....ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.
HOPE WORK GETS STRAIGHTENED OUT TOO.



ELLEN....SORRY THINGS ARE GETTINGA BIT CRAZY BY YOU.
SENDINGYOU PEACEFUL THOUGTS AND HOPE THEY WORK!:hug:
WILL THINK OF YOU THIS WEEK AND PRAY ALL GOES WELL.
I WAS LOOKIG FOR A SPECIFIC BRAND OF BABY FOOD THAT'S HARD TO GE HERE.
PIRCES ARE OUT OF CONTROL I MY AREA TOO.
SO IT ALL WORKED OUT WHEN I REMEMBERED AMAZON. :lol3:
GOOD LUCK WITH THE ORTHO AGAIN AND HAVE A GOOD WEEK.
BTW...my wheels of fire were made by our Miss Happy for me many years ago when we first met. I love them too.



HAPPY.....WHAT A BUMMER WITH THE RAIN.
BUT THERE IS NOTHING LIKE TE SMELL OF CLEAN AIR....IT'STHE IONS.
I BOUGHT ASST DINNERS, VEGGIES & FRUITS.
AT THE STORE, I BOUGHT SOME PLAIN MEAT...CHICKEN & TURKEY.
ALSO JARRED APPLE SAUCE AND CARROT TO MASH MYSELF.
EVERYTHING IS SUPPOSED TO BE NO SUGAR OR SALT ADDED.
YOUR GARDEN WILL BE LOVING ALL THIS RAIN.
I HOPE YOU & DH HAD A NICE DAY ANYWAY.
YUM ON THE SANDWICH AND FROZEN LEMONADE!!!

annie175
06-24-2012, 09:59 AM
Morning Girls....

Up this a.m. at 6. Couldn't sleep another minute. C is in bed still sleeping, he was up at 8:30 to join me, but I told him to go back to bed for more sleep/rest. This is his first day off in 8 days. God Love him. I am enjoying yet more time for me. lol. He will be up soon. We had a wonderful evening. The pizza arrived right on time. It tasted wonderful....bacon, mushroom and black olive. YUM. Then instead of a pit fire we had a FIRE of our own....hehehehe. Unlike MELLIE'S Wheels of Fire....lol

I think I am going to make some banana nut bread for him and my pals at CVS. I was in CVS yesterday and got grief from my ex co-workers about be deprived of great baking and cooking...guess I need to buck up and get something to them. I just love when people like my cooking. It inspires me to do more. Hope they are not just being nice and puking behind my back. haha.

Shared Chicken Tetrazini with baby girl and family on Thursday. Saved her from cooking that day and coming up with the food to cook. I know we all have choices and her life is the choice she has made...I just wish they had better income. ALTHO Chris told his company that he wanted a 6 dollar and hour raise and it better hit by June. He went big and ended up with a 4 dollar raise. Good for them. Still hard to pay child support for Ainsley, mortgage, lil man, and poor Sam (yes, my baby) has no insurance. He is now 23 bucks an hour. If he would just marry Sam the insurance would be taken care of. That part makes me want to smack Chris in the face. He is so hesitant to marry because of his first marriage. I said to SAM, not Chris, so hold his misfortune with his ex against Sam. I think the light bulb came on in her head. Sorry to dump bummer info...

MELLIE...so glad you had a quiet night and got a great night's sleep. It can make such a big difference in our attitude when we get the sleep we need.

SHADDIE....I do not know how you deal with all the crap of those jobs and stay sane. You amaze me. Just a few more weeks till Nanna-hood! Wish I knew what she was having, I want to start shopping now. NOT FAIR!! Love the street sign....too cute for those of us that do not have that type of sign. Our signs usually just show, deer crossing, duck crossing, or deaf child area. Not as fun! lol

Guess I had better get to my banana nut bread. Hello to all the worldlies....

Love and Hugs....

MELODY525
06-24-2012, 12:21 PM
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I had a surprise visitor early this AM while I was outside.
Good thing the seniors in the lobby knew where I was.
The Dr dropped off 2 Cipro pills for today and a script to fill tomorrow.
Said he is very busy this week & I shouldn't wait any longer.
He was in the area?? Oh yeah??? Like where??? Cruising?? :lol3:
Told me we're not fooling around with this gastro thing anymore.
Sorry to be taking the pills again but tired of the "discomfort".
Gave me a big list of Do's and Dont's.
And I am to keep a separate written jourrnal of all foods, amts & times.
But he's pretty sure he knows what the problems are. Me too.
We'll see. Wish me luck this week. These pills are nasty :cry:

ceejay52
06-24-2012, 01:18 PM
Annie
Good to see you posting again. The picture of the lil man is so adorable. The lettuce looks great.

Shad
You always find the most interesting places to visit. And I too liked the street sign.

Mel
I had a lazy week end also. Almost too lazy. But I'll get more done tonight after work. Seems like when I have to work all day I'm more productive at home.

Hello's to Ellen, Laura and Patty :wave:

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I'm back to work today. I don't like to work on Sunday, but as you know it's required. Don't think I'll go to Paragould this week end. It's going to be hot. I may just spend Thursday night and Friday with bff and then come back on Saturday morning. I do want to get my hair cut.
Made hotel reservations in Pigeon Forge on Saturday. I'm getting excited.

ceejay52
06-24-2012, 01:20 PM
Mel
God bless you on the Cipro. I have had more than my fair share. What a good doctor!

upswife
06-24-2012, 01:24 PM
Ok worldlies, this weekend is pure torture. I cannot remember a time when we have been so slow. I just want to go home and head back to bed. I got to mom’s and my SIL already gave Mom her bath, so I didn’t have to help with that. I did break out the clippers and we trimmed Mom’s hair. It was a bit on the long side and will be easier to manage now that it is shorter. I also gave my brother a hair cut since he is leaving for his DC trip tomorrow.

Busy week ahead of me, so I will keep this short. I am hoping our phones pick up here…so hard to stay motivated when all I want to do is go to sleep.

Melody~Sorry you have to take the pills for your stomache, hope the doc figures out what is causing your problem so you can take steps to alliviate the pains. I had a good nights sleep…pity I had to get up and come in to work…would much rather be lazing around the house.

Annie~ :hug: so glad you are back. The pic of lil man is so cute. I could go for some good bananna nut bread…you want to take a break and drive some up here for me and Laura??? Keep the fire burning!!:hot::flame::hot:

Shad~busy busy lady!! Hope you were able to go out and enjoy some of the nice day. I will be spending much of the next 2 days in the car or inside. The pic of the landscape is very pretty…all I see these days are corn fields. LOL

Ok, back to my book….oh, I mean WORK!!!

happy2bme
06-24-2012, 01:38 PM
Happy Sunday,

Cool, sometimes sunny, sometimes cloudy, not sure what it's going to do :dizzy: DH is mowing the lawn, I am cleaning house. Tomorrow we will go for lunch and an ATV ride.

Went back to the fair yesterday, spent my mad money wad on all sorts of little things - did I say I LOVE :love: craft fairs :rofl: So many tempting things that I say I can do too but then it's just tossing money away on supplies and such. Maybe I should think of ideas for Christmas gifts. Got some nice soap, natural bug repellant, some steak sauce, awesome Cherry and Amaretto jelly, a cute clip for putting my hair up and a small necklace with a single cute handmade bead on it. Saw lots of pretty woodworking items, furniture and decorative items that were out of my budget. It's really expensive if you decide to do crafts as a job. But nice to look.

Annie - the baby is just adorable. Hard to believe he started out life with issues and now is just cute cute cute. Things grow well with love. Sorry Chris is having an issue with marriage, I dealt with the same thing long, long ago. Frustrating to assume that everyone will treat you the same way but I guess some people just take the burn harder than others. Glad he got more money in his pay tho, sometimes you have to take the risk and speak up, heaven knows they won't offer it. :rolleyes: I laughed at your co-workers missing your baked stuff. I bet they sure are! :lol: Sounds like the garden is coming along nicely too. I have about 7 sugar snap peas on the vine - plants are doing better now that I know not to use black wrought iron trellises. :yikes:

L.B. (little bunny) is benefitting the most from the greens in the garden. He also loves apples.

Mel - sorry you are on the antibiotic again - Cipro is very very harsh stuff, isn't it? Yogurt and ginger and natural things not helping out, eh? I hope you don't have to be on this too long. :hug: Give us the review on the mushy food - might need it for future reference one day ;)

Shad - loved the sign. Would love seeing the animals even more. You must be very busy, I read your post very quickly as if you were hurrying with the words :D Hope you get a chance to slow down, eager to hear about your new house arrangements.

Ellen - bummer on the mistake at work but sometimes things slip through, hopefully it wasn't too bad. :( Geez you must be busy with the kids on your own if DH travels for work so much. That's gotta be hard as kids are very involved these days. Always on the run!

Ceejay - hope you have a quiet day on the job.

I deleted about 2000 junk emails from my account - should stay more on top of it. Sun came out and DH is past the area where the hose runs so I'd better go out and water my garden. Yes, we've had alot of rain but the raised beds require more water and I have alot of water based plants like the lettuces that get very wilty if they don't get a good drink on a regular basis. I am also courting my looks to be finicky cucumber plants. Got one cucumber about the size of a piece of Good and Plenty or Hot Tamales candies. Sorry - can't think of any other way to describe it - tiny and pricky at the moment, hoping it decides to grow big and strong :lol:

Have a good Sunday to all the Worldies :wave:

diyana
06-24-2012, 02:44 PM
Good afternoon ladies -

I've gotten nearly everything done that I need to...so I may just relax the rest of the day. DH got home last night from a gruelling work trip in Missouri, and I've got the clothes from his trip in the washer. My work clothes are all washed for the week, and DMIL and I ran most of the errands yesterday and finished them up this morning. I'm really hoping it rains today...but it looks like the sun is coming out. Normally I wouldn't wish for rain on the weekend, but we really really need it. Everyone's lawns look as dry as August in California. We're watering the flower and veg gardens, but I don't much want to water the whole front and back yards for hours daily and burn out our well pump.

So my old job released me on Monday and agreed to pay me for all of last week, and I have a week of vacation coming, so I'll get a full check on the 29th (I hope). I started the new job on Thursday, so on the 29th, I'll also get paid for 7 days of work at the new job. I would've liked to have taken more time off between jobs...but the transmission going out on my car nixed that idea pretty quickly.

The new job is going well. I'm still doing lots of training and getting familiar with site. I am eager to get to work on the actual programming. Also, this Thursday afternoon I have a second interview for my dream job at a major hospital here. Great benefits, much closer to home. Normally, I wouldn't do an interview after accepting a position, but this would be my dream job.

I'm still trying to find a routine with my new job/commute. Unlike my old job, there's no cafeteria close by, so I have to eat breakfast at home. I'm trying to figure out the best route to take for my commute, and also trying to figure out time for exercising and fitting in computer time since I can't post at work (the desks are in a bullpen-type arrangement so there's absolutely no privacy...which I don't mind...but it means no extracurricular surfing the web.


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Happy - I hope DH is doing better now after his heart-racing scare. I wish we could get some of the rain you've gotten. It's dry, dry, dry down here, but thankfully not too hot. It's been pleasantly in the low to mid 80s. I love all your stories about Little Bunny and the rest of the critters. I heard about the nasty flooding in Duluth. Such a pretty city...hard to imagine it sustained so much damage; and those poor zoo animals. I love craft fairs too, but I'd better avoid them at least until the transmission is paid off.

Annie - I hope Nell is doing ok. That sounds awful! :hug: Also sending prayers to Sam, Chris and Lil Man. Sorry you had such a rough time last weekend/week. I hope things are going better for you, sista. Remember you've got lots of people who love you. :hug: I love the pictures of Sam and Lil Man.

Ellen - Congrats on the weight loss! I'm so glad to hear your Mom is doing well after her surgery. Good luck with the new schedule and DH being out of town. I'm glad you have help.

Shad - How are things going in the week prior to go live? I'm sure it's quite hectic! Hang in there. I wonderful to see all those lovely birds wild in the yard.

Laura - You had asked earlier why I only gave 1 week notice. Due to vacation, and other non-insurance benefits, I wanted to make sure I started the new job in June and not July. Plus, given my disciplinary situation, and the fact that I was currently between projects anyway, I was pretty sure that they would release me early (if not immediately) and they did. I think that if my director and HR hadn't not done everything in their power to screw me over I might have given two weeks notice, but after the B.S. way they treated me, they didn't deserve it. I don't know if you've bought the cooling mat for coal yet...but we have one for our dogs (all three fit on it), and they LOVE it. It's the type that you just soak in cold water for a bit, wring it out, and then we lay it down with a towel under it, and you can almost hear the doggies say "Ahhhh". I'm a member of the AAA Auto club...and I really appreciate it. Even if you only use it once per year, it pays for itself. I am eager to get my car back...hopefully early this week (I'll call tomorrow). They said they wouldn't even have the new tranny until Monday. i'm not loving the rental car. It's okay I guess, but it takes forever to get up to freeway speed, and it doesn't have power windows or door locks, which I've gotten used to in my car. And no CD player! :faint: To answer your question about the work environment. I just told my old boss I was going to a small company...because I didn't want to give out the actual place I was going. I work for a consulting agency that staffs various County departments. Despite being a consultant, I am full-time, salaried and most of the people I work with who are also with the agency have been there 5 years or more. As for the library...I'm with you, I wish mine had a pick up window to go with the drop off box. I love putting stuff on hold...makes it almost like getting a present when the item comes in.

Patty - The "50 Shades..." books just don't interest me in the least. I don't mind a little bit of "spice" in the books I read...but the dominance/submission stuff just doesn't do it for me in the least. Glad you had a nice weekend getaway with mom and dad. :) So sorry to hear about the layoffs. That can be so stressful.

Ceejay - DH went to Lexington, MO, not Kentucky. He likes Missouri all right...just really hot, and it's a real disorganized mess with not having the correct keys to the places he has to set up (because they just changed the locks), or setting off alarms because they gave him the wrong alarm code. Just one big fiasco after another. He's glad to be home. When he was driving across Missouri, he did stop in at the New Madrid Earthquake Museum and picked up an interesting book. He's really into science and geology and stuff. Sorry that kids in your area are causing such trouble. I grew up in a household where both parents worked, and yet my parents were strict and I knew that I had to not do anything bad or I would really get into trouble. And they also taught me to respect others and property. I think kids nowadays aren't being taught respect...regardless of whether 1 or both parents work. It's sad and infuriating at the same time. Congrats on your new grandnephew!! Take good care of the boil on your leg.

Mel - I hope things have cooled down there. So nice of the doc to bring some pills and a prescription by. Sending you much hugs. :hug:

Well, I've got some laundry to finish...and then some more "me" time.

Much love and many, many hugs!

Shad
06-25-2012, 06:33 AM
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Managed to get close enough to snap the birdies on the lawn tonight. These are Galahs

MELODY525
06-25-2012, 07:40 AM
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MORNING CHICKIES

GOOD DAY YESTERDAY. NOT EVEN ONE ALARM.
THE BUILDING MUST HAVE BEEN UNDER A SPELL!
DROPPED OFF THE REPORTS LAST NIGHT.
NOTHING TO DO TODAY BUT PILLS & TV.
SO FAR PILLS ARE WORKING THEIR MAGIC.
NO NEWS HERE. EVERYONE IS ACCOUNTED FOR AND WELL. :D
HOPE YOU ALL HVE A GREAT WEEK!




ANNIE....I CAN UNDERSTAND THE THOUGHTS ABOUT DD.
I HAVE SIMILAR THOUGHTS BUT HOPE THEY DON'T MARRY OR SHE WILL LOSE HER BENEFITS.
THE OPPOSITE OF YOUR SITUATION!
THE DINNER TIME WITH C SOUNDED NICE AND HOPE YOU BOTH GOT RESTED UP:hug:




CEEJAY...SO THE PLANS ARE SET AND RESERVATIONS MADE :encore:
I CAN IMAGINE THE EXCITEMENT!! IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT TRIP.
I GOT NOTHING DONE OVER THE WEEKEND TOO. :lol3:




ELLEN....WISH YOU COULD HAVE BEEN LAZY WITH ME OVER THE WEEKEND.
YOU CAN COME & CUT MY HAIR TOO!! IT NEEDS A TRIM.
HOPE THE PHONES GET BUSY SO THEY KEEP YOU AWAKE THIS WEEK.
HANG IN THERE. MAYBE SOME ELLEN TIME WILL COME TO YOU SOON:hug:




HAPPY.....YOU & I AT A CRAFT FAIR COULD BE A DANGEROUS COMBO!!
WE WOULD COME BACK PENNILESS AND WITH DH CRYING!!
THE STUFF YOU BOUGHT SOUNDED NICE.
HOPE THE RIDE TODAY WILL BE A GO & NO RAIN.
I THINK YOUR RAIN IS HERE NOW:rain:
THE MEDS ARE BECAUSE A PROBABLE INFECTION HAD STARTED :yikes:
THE SOFT FOOD IS TO GET THE FOOD PAST THIS HOT SPOT QUICKLY.
NO FIBER, RAW VEGGIES, WHOLE MEATS, ETC ALLOWED.
BUT I ALSO HAVE LOW BLOOD SUGAR SO IT'S HARD TO FIND A GOOD BALANCE:cry:
SO FAR SO GOOD THOUGH.
I AM JUST THINKING OF YOUR GARDEN & SHAD'S BIRDS.
KEEPING ONLY GOOD THOUGTS IN MY HEAD:dance:




SHAD......LOVE THE BIRDS!! HOW CUTE THEY ARE.
IT'S FUNNY BUT EVERY TIME I SEE THEM ON THE GROUND I LAUGH.
YOU RARELY EVER SEE A BIRD HERE ON THE GRASS.
FIRST...NO GRASSY AREAS. SECOND....TOO MANY PEOPLE, CATS & CARS:rofl:
THANKS FOR THE PIC:hug:





MICHELLE....GLAD THEY LET YOU GO EARLY. LESS STRESS.
HOPE THIS NEW JOB WORKS OUT WELL.
WILL SEND GOOD THOUGHTS OUT FOR THE HOSPITAL JOB.
IN THE MEANTIME I HOPE YOU FIND A GOOD EARLY MORNING ROUTINE.
HELPS THE DAY GO MUCH BETTER:hug:

annie175
06-25-2012, 09:00 AM
Monday, Monday,,dooo dooo dooo dooo da dooo.....I never could sing. lol

So yesterday I did a whole bunch of nuttin'. I laid by my pool and read a book all afternoon. I did get up yesterday morning and made Strawberry, Banana Nut, Oatmeal bread. Yummy. Sounds healthy but really it is not...lots of sugar in it.

We are in a severe drought here, along with crazy high temps. Today not so bad 82 tomorrow 80....but....Thursday 98-100 and Friday 96. My brother's band has an outside gig in the park Friday night...guess we will roast.

SHADDIE...I believe that is my new favorite bird. So pretty and pink too! Thank you for sharing it.

MELLIE...the doctor knows best. Take your pills and get better. Glad the alarms were quiet for you.

CHELLE...so happy things are rolling right along for you....and you will NOT be the first person to accept a position only to leave after a couple of weeks to even better yourself further. Don't even let it cross your mind or feel badly about it. As a matter of fact...that is one of the reasons I got this job. THe person worked here 3 weeks and got a better offer, so see you might be opening the door for someone else....hope the hospital job comes through for you and you can dream away for all of us worldlies.

HAPPY....I love craft fairs also (my brother calls them CRAP fairs) lol. My problem is I never have the extra money when they are going on. I did get a jalapeno and two banana peppers out of the garden also. My tomato vines are loaded with tomatos and blooms, me thinks it will be a huge tomato season.

ELLEN...I hate it when the work is slow cause it makes for a long day. Hope things pick up for you....

CEEG...I am jealous of your Pigeon Fordge reservations. I have only been there once many years ago, but really enjoyed it...I bet you are excited.

LAURA...how did you do at the casino...did you at least plunk one coin in a slot?

Hellos all the way around. Have a great day/night.

Love and Hugs.

ceejay52
06-25-2012, 10:00 AM
Morning

Not much happening on this Monday morning. I hope it stays that way.

Like Annie we are supposed to get some cooler air this afternoon. But this week end may be hotter than last. I may go to the doctor and spend some time with bf and then come back. All this driving is running me down.

Some one pulled up my ADT sign out back. Think it was the man that mowed last week and put it on the air condition. I brought it out front and put it to where it can be more easily seen. I've had some comments on it. So maybe this will be more motivation for those unruly kids.

This place on my leg is getting better. I'm still doctoring on it though.

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Shad
The picture of the birds is great.

Happy
Sounds like your garden is doing well also. Any more signs of Mr Bear. I really hope to see one when I go to Pigeon Forge.

Ellen
I understand the problem when work is slow.

Michelle
I don't blame you to set your goals for your dream job even if you have already accepted another job. I didn't realize that their was a Lexington, Missouri. Learn something new every day.

Annie
Wear a hat or take an umbrella to the concert. And be careful out in the heat. But enjoy the band.

Laura705
06-25-2012, 11:12 AM
Morning all.

Ceejay - Glad that spot on your leg is getting better. So nice to look forward to a vacation! Everyone I've talked to who's visited the Pigeon Forge area seems to have really enjoyed themselves - I'd like to get down there someday.

Shad - Love all the photos!! Pretty birds. Glad you managed to take some time for yourself - you sound busy as heck!

Annie - I'm glad you had a restful day for the most part. Crap fairs - LOL. I believe my bf would approve of that term. Love the photos of your dd and the lil guy - so cute!!! I'm sure it's hard to see Sam & Chris struggling financially. Yay for Chris' raise, but I hope he comes around to the marriage issue. Or that his employer starts offering benefits to non-spousal partners... Yeh, right before I left the casino, D & I played the slots for a few minutes. I put a $10 bill in one, and ultimately decided to cash out with $5.10 remaining of it. It doesn't take much gambling to think of what else I could be doing with my money. :D I actually find more entertainment by people-watching at these places.

Mel - Glad you had a quiet evening. Nice of the doc to drop by with the meds. Hope the Cipro isn't too harsh and that it actually helps!! I've got my own digestive issue going on right now and I'll probably see the doc for it.

Michelle - You've been so busy and stressed lately I'm glad you had some "me time" yesterday. :) I totally get the one-week notice - I honestly don't understand the expectation of advance notice from a departing employee, yet the employer can just tell you to leave immediately. Good luck to you on your 2nd interview coming up Thurs for your dream job. :goodluck:

Happy - Sounds like you enjoyed the craft fair. It's so interesting to see what people create. My veg garden appears to be ages behind everyone else's - I've got blooms on everything but so far no veggies. Well, I got a late start, so what do I expect?? Hope you get in a nice ATV ride today. 2,000 e-mails!! :o

Ellen - I hope you toughed it out during the slow weekend - did the phones ever pick up?? Sounds like you've got a busy week ahead with more ortho appts and helping out with your mom.

Hi Patty!! Hope you had a nice weekend. :)
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As usual I was MIA here over the weekend. Friday my friend came over after work and bf and D & I went to a Mexican restaurant for dinner. We drove separately and bf headed home and D & I met three more friends at the lounge in the casino where the band was playing. We enjoyed the show, and D & I were happy that the other three seemed to really enjoy the band too. It was a nice time. The casino really is rather close to home, so I'd like to see other bands there in the future. I'm not a gambler, so the gaming part of that place isn't really of interest to me. As I said to Annie, I soon start to think of the tangible things I could buy with the $$ I'm gambling, and that I'd value more than that form of entertainment and so I rarely do it.

We probably got home by no later than 1:00 am, but I watched a bit of tv after that. I woke up way too early on Saturday and was out of sorts for a good chunk of the day. The memorial for D's father was at a restaurant way out of the way so it was a long drive for us. We were a bit late and ended up sitting with D's stepdaughter and her hubby, whom we are friendly with. However, their two young daughters had atrocious manners and behavior and it was sort of annoying to us (bf kept expecting some red sauce to be spattered his way). I've heard from D that their parents aren't much for disciplinary measures, but they sure seemed horrified, LOL. And no wonder they opted for alcoholic beverages...

The luncheon and sharing of memories was nice, and it was also nice and short, a positive given my mood. It turned out we were only 5 min. from bf's brother's place, so we stopped by to see if bf's nieces were home for a quick visit, but the house was deserted.

After filling the car with less expensive gas we found out there, we headed home. I played a round of phone tag with my out of town friend who was visiting and with whom I had tentative plans to meet with. We finally got in touch. She said, so you're at home now? I said yes. She said, as I recall you live in BFE. I said uh no, I just came from BFE! :lol3: It's all relative, isn't it?? Anyway, I was grateful that she didn't want to take me out of my way and gave me an out for the night. My lack of sleep was really taking its toll, and I felt warm all day which I think was just my body trying to keep me going...Anyway, she'll be back in July and hopefully we can get together then.

I ended up falling asleep early on the sofa recliner, then went to bed. Had a good night's sleep.

Didn't do much of anything with my Sunday. I am such a sloth!!

Last night I didn't feel very well. The past couple weeks I've been feeling a strange fullness or heaviness in my diaphragm area, and yesterday the pressure was a bit uncomfortable. When this first started I thought it might be my asthma, but yesterday I finally realized that many times lately when I've eaten, I feel uncomfortably full, even when I don't feel I've overeaten. Until I really though about it yesterday, I thought I actually had overeaten (and probably did at least sometimes) and/or combined the warm weather made me feel fuller than I was. Yet I haven't ever felt like I've had acid indigestion, so I'm puzzled what's going on. Of course when I looked online things came up that I really don't want to contemplate (hiatal hernia?!), so I'll call for a doc appointment today. For now I'm going to try and eat smaller meals.

And my shoulder is not better, so I also need to see a doc for that. I figured it would be better to just go to an orthopedic doc that I've seen in the past because it's more appropriate, but now I'm wondering if I should just see my primary doc for both things. :?: :dunno:

Okay, enough rambling. Back to work. Have a great day everyone!

happy2bme
06-25-2012, 11:19 AM
Good morning ladies,

Just a quick one for me to say :wave: DH decided he wants to go for an ATV ride today and he is about to put it up on the trailer meaning bus leaves in 30 minutes :yikes: so I don't have time to post. Will come back tonight for personals.

Love the galahs picture Shad!

Happy Monday chicks.

ceejay52
06-25-2012, 06:07 PM
Laura
Hope you are feeling better.

Annie
I re read some of the post. Are you stil scheduled for surgery 6/26. If so I'm sending good vibes.

MELODY525
06-26-2012, 06:48 AM
A QUICK HELLO. NOT FEELING ALL THAT GREAT.
THE SIDE EFFECTS BEGIN. YUCK.
BE BACK TOMORROW.
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY:moped:

Laura705
06-26-2012, 12:05 PM
Morning all.

Happy - Hope you enjoyed your ATV ride yesterday.

Ceejay - That had crossed my mind a few times as well. Annie - if you're still scheduled for that procedure, hope it goes well.

Mel - Sorry the Cipro is making you feel crummy. Take care.

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies! :wave:
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Lovely day yesterday and looking good today too. Heat coming and staying tomorrow through early next week. Not thrilled with that.

I was able to get a doc appt tomorrow afternoon, so I'm taking a half day of vacation.

Did a load of laundry last night, and also did a BE workout. Had to modify some of the routines for the shoulder, but something's better than nothing.

Seeing the movie "Rock of Ages" tonight.

Nothing much else to report, so I'll post. Toodles.:twirly:

happy2bme
06-26-2012, 12:30 PM
Happy Tuesday kids,

Had a really nice day yesterday. We wound up going for an all day ride which was a bit much on my knees and back. We have a 2-up ATV which means we both ride on one. It's kind of like riding on a motorcycle - perhaps Annie will understand - you are sort of stuck in one position with very little wiggle room to move and stretch so after a while your knees lock. We set out, were on the trail for about 30 minutes when DH noticed the oil gauge blinking. We turned around, put the ATV back on the trailer and went home to add oil. Went back out again and this time took a 2 hour ride into a neighboring town where we went for an early dinner. Although starving by this time, I was a bit nervous about eating because all I had that day was a coffee and yogurt and if I go too long without eating and then eat a big meal, often my stomach rebels and that's not a good idea with a 2 hour ride back sans toilets :barf: I had a cup of delicious soup (the owner makes fantastic soups) and half of my sandwich with a tiny slice of cold, crisp watermelon. DH took another route back to the car which made me nervous that we'd take the wrong way but his sense of direction prevailed even though he copied down the WRONG street names on the hand drawn map we were following :yikes: And we made it back to the car in one hour instead of two. It was a more paved trail and not as interesting as the first one but it was nice to take a long trail and then have a shorter option if we wanted it. We went through alot of water puddles - more than either of us cared for and some of them were over a foot of standing water deep. Glad I was sitting higher :lol: It was a nice day, we had a good time. Saw a deer, a bunny, the bluebird of happiness, and a big turtle who thought it was a good idea to build her dugout to lay her clutch of eggs right in the middle of the sand trail. :eek: We watched her dig for a while - very interesting. Was late when we got home, put out the garbage, ran to the store for some prescriptions and milk and then I called my sister who had called me 3 times and was getting very nervous that I had not returned her call all day. She was afraid something happened to us :hug: And not too much later than that I called it a night.

Oh and Sunday I was on the deck watching LB eat his supper when a big bunny came close to him. He froze and then when the other bunny ignored him, he went into the tall grass only to reappear a minute later in plain sight of BB (big bunny). BB paid no attention to LB who continued to follow it where ever it went as it searched for food (completely missing the pile of spinach, lettuce leaves and apple chunks I left for LB). I was thinking that this might have been LB's momma and it was kinda sad as it really seemed like LB wanted contact with BB who paid no attention whatsoever to it. Bunny life is sad :cry: BB finally ran off to the side of the garage and hid for a few minutes before braving it and doing a 3 foot hop up the stone wall and out to the back of the yard. LB shrugged it off and went back and drowned his sorrows in a few apple chunks. Also the hummingbirds were going nutzo. They were making these shreeking sounds and flying in a back and forth motion as if they were suspended by a string and looking every bit like a pendulum. As they flew like this they beat their wings in a way that made a strange buzzing noise. DH was fascinated by this, figured it was a mating dance. In all the years we watched hummingbirds we've seen their sometimes highly aggressive territorial fights but never anything like this.

Mel - I'm sorry you are feeling yucky :hug: I think I had that Cipro once and it tore the heck out of my stomach - really upset it badly. Hope that's not the case with you :( The man cave is pretty big, you could buy a whole lotta stuff at the "crap fair" :lol3: before you'd even come close to running out of room. Even if you did chose the bigger cabin log type furniture - lots of room for tchotchkies and plenty of wall space. So while you are recouperating, thing of what kind of theme you'd like to work with :D There are still a few more fairs to hit up in the next month or two. ;)

Ceejay - the only reason I'd go back to Tennessee would be to get back to the Smokey Mountains. Vacation time will be here before you know it, are you getting excited? Loved the baby's picture on FB. Especially the caption.

Laura - even with a late start, with all that heat you're getting, your garden should kick start quickly. It's just a hassle to water by hand and there's nothing like rain water to get things green and pretty. And the 2000 emails I deleted were advertisements and sales notices from various websites I shop at. I should just use my email filter to put all of them in one folder I can ignore and periodically delete - one more thing for the "to do list" :lol: Hope you are feeling better - sounds like you've hit a health bump on a few items, especially the tummy issues. Are you going to get them checked out? Bummer that you couldn't meet up with the flighty friend but at least you didn't have to back track to catch up with her.

Annie - funny you talk about the sugar in the oatmeal bread. I was watching a tv show where she made strawberry oatmeal bars and added alot of sugar. She winked and said, "guess you didn't think something as healthy as oatmeal bars had so much sugar". Ah well, that's what makes it good, isn't it? Thanks for the phrase "crap fairs" I dare not tell DH as I'm sure that's what he'd say from now on :rofl: With all the heat you are getting no doubt you will have a great tomato season. It's good that you are still getting lettuce with as warm and dry as it is. I am trying to send some of the rain down to you guys but all the hot air is just blowing it back :lol: Glad to hear C is liking the new gig even if it is so labor intensive. Hopefully it will ease up as he gets into a routine.

Michelle - that had to be a difficult road trip for DH - I take it that he's still not 100% ? Travelling, especially with what he's doing was always long days and alot of work packed into a short trip so I feel for the poor guy and that's quite a bit of driving too. It's good that you got some extra pay out of your old job - will help with the new bill that swallowed it up and more. I'm sure you will miss the cafeteria at the old place but now you can pack healthy items yourself and will probably save yourself money. I know I am eating much less than when I was doing breakfast and lunch at work. But it's nice to have the convienience. What makes this hospital job your dream job? Alot of hospitals in both IL and TN went to contractor positions because they are always tippy on the money situation and that helped them manage things more easily. I hear St. Jude was a great place to work for but very very difficult to get a permanent position there. Good luck with whatever you choose. If people at the current place have been there 5 years and more, that's generally a good sign, particularly if there are other companies hiring and people have some choices.

Shad - once again I love the picture of the birds. I think if we ever got to visit you, I'd spend the entire time with my mouth open and my finger pointed and generally only utter the phrases LOOK, OHHHHH, SEE, WOW :rofl: How much more interesting your side of the pond is than ours. And if it's scenery you want, just fly over to NZ. Speaking of which, have things calmed down on the earthquake front over there? From your FB post, looks like you are crazy busy as you expected to be. How is the go live so far? Did everyone forget what you taught them and now that they have to make it work you are the most popular person at camp???

Ellen - I hope things picked up for you at work. Nothing worse than a quiet day - the minutes barely tick by. Is Mom coming along fine?

Hi Patty and Java :wave:

Guess I'd better get busy. Lots to do here and the day is half over already. I really need to change my hours around and start my day earlier.

Have a good one...

happy2bme
06-26-2012, 12:32 PM
I kind of panicked when I saw the comment about Annie and surgery. Went back and I think it's her friend Nell who is having the surgery. Hope all goes well for her - it sounds quite complicated.

Laura705
06-26-2012, 02:09 PM
Happy - Sounds like you had a fun ATV ride - and extensive. Given that even regular road maps and GPS are not always accurate, I'd be nervous trying to figure out the trails used for ATVs or snowmobiling for anything more than a few miles, let alone a two hour journey. But I guess when you look at trail guides and have a good sense of direction and it's daylight, lol, you'd probably be alright. All kinds of wildlife-watching opportunities on the trail and at home. The turtle's activities sound interesting to me too. I suppose your sister may have thought you might have come upon a bear in the woods looking to make you his next meal and hence her worry, LOL.

Re the e-mail, good idea to direct the junk mail to it's own folder...I might have to do that. Yes, I'll discuss both my shoulder and tummy issues with the doc tomorrow.

Re Annie - I thought Ceejay might be referring to a followup procedure scheduled after her colonoscopy... (Annie, of course don't respond about that if you don't want to.)

ceejay52
06-26-2012, 04:05 PM
Happy,
Should have read the fine print. It was an email Annie had received from her friend.
Can you believe that he's only four day's old. Sure wish I could hold him. Yes, I'm getting excited about the trip to the Smokey MTS..

Mel
Feel better soon. When the doc gives me Cipro and it gives me stomach issues.

Laura
Glad you got the appointment with the doc. My insurance frowned on us using specialist. Infact they raised the co-payment to a specialist to double what a regular GP office would be.

Annie
Sorry about me misunderstaning.

Ellen, Shad, and Patty :wave:

Shad
06-26-2012, 05:52 PM
Got a late start this morning so am enjoying the peace, quiet and coffee until I turned on the tv and got the news. More carjacking, more ram raids, more road rage, grannies being home raided and beaten. Whinging politicians and mining magnates opposed to paying a new tax on mining. Life isn't fair - get used to it. The rest of us normal mortals have had to. Is there any good news in this world? And even worse it is still cold, overcast and looking like raid at any time.

Looks like the landlord cut the grass yesterday so no birdies pecking about on the lawn, but the ducks are going quackers.

Happy - LB is probably a male and starting to think about the opposite sex. BB is probably a female - could be his mum - he wouldn't care as long as she puts out. Really should not be sentimental about bunnies. They may be cute but they can cause mountains to move (literallY) when there are too many of them. As can rats, mice, and deer. They are environmental disasters in this part of the world. Where we let them get out of control, you won't see pictures like the ones I have posted.

Better go shower and get dressed. Try to get in later for more personals.

MELODY525
06-27-2012, 06:18 AM
SORRY KIDDOS. ANOTHER QUICKIE.
THINK TOMORROW MIGHT BE A BETTER DAY.
HAVE A GOOD ONE.
I'LL SAY HELLO TO MY PILLOW FOR ALL OF YOU :cloud9:

diyana
06-27-2012, 09:41 AM
Good morning ladies -

Just a quick post to say "hi" as I'm at work. Naughty me. :nono: I still haven't gotten my act together enough to work in time to post before I leave for work, and due to my hour long commute, I'm tired at the end of the day. But, I will sort out finding time to post and get back to the gym.

Tomorrow is my interview for the Web Developer job at the hospital. My boss here said I could leave early and could either use vacation time or make up my hours (I'm choosing to make up the time by working 9 - 9.5 hours each day). The new job is going well...I'm actually doing some programming and some fine tuning of queries within the application. They're giving me small projects to start off with so I can get familiar with the system. I also handed a small support issue yesterday, which was fun to research and figure out. :)

I picked up my car yesterday...and the transmission is doing fine. :) And it wasn't quite as much as I'd feared, which was nice. :D At the end of the month (Friday), when I get my last check from my old job and my first check from my new job, I'll pay off the bills that had to be put on hold for the car repair.

It's going to be a hot one today...in the low to mid-90s today and it could reach 100 tomorrow! :yikes: My plan is to stay indoors...and/or maybe use the indoor pool or waterpark at the gym. :swim:

I'm going to post this for now. I'll try and read some more later...but since there's not much privacy here, I don't like to have non-work sites up on my screen...this is, after all, my first week. ;)


Much love and hugs to all,

diyana
06-27-2012, 10:26 AM
Shad - The galahs are adorable! Do people put seed out for birds down there like we do up here? In addition to bunnies being a problem over there, doesn't Australia also have a problem with an overpopulation of Cane Toads?

Mel - I'm glad you had a quiet weekend and that the pills are helping. :) Bummer that the pills make you feel lousy though. :hug: Hang in there, sweet sister. :getwell:

Annie - I hope you're keeping cool, sista. Thanks for the kind words and perspective if I get an offer from the hospital. I am SO hoping for the hospital job...better work environment, closer, much better benefits. :dance: :crossed:

Ceejay - Is this the weekend you're going to Pigeon Forge? I've never been there, but it sounds like fun. :D I hope your leg continues to get better. :getwell:

Laura - So sorry to hear that your shoulder isn't better, and that you're having issues in your torso. :( :getwell: Are you seeing your primary doc today about both issues? That's probably what I would do if I were you.

Happy - I love reading about your ATV rides and adventures, and of course all the critters you see up there. Very interesting, albeit sad, about the interactions between BB and LB. I've never seen hummingbirds mate, but it sounds plausible that that's what they could've been doing making all that racket. To answer your question, nope, DH is not 100% yet. And he's just come down with a nasty sinus infection. The primary doc gave him something for it, but suggested he see an ENT. Trouble is, we're running out of my old company's insurance and effective Monday will have a large deductible. I sooooo hope I get the job as Web Developer for the hospital. :crossed:

Laura705
06-27-2012, 10:38 AM
Morning all.

Ceejay - So will you get to see the new grand-nephew when you're on vacation, or will they not be making the trip with such a young baby?? I hope you get to see him face to face sometime soon!!

Shad - Much easier to be less sentimental about raccoons and skunks!! Bunnies seem so harmless, but you're right, they can play havoc with the balance of nature. But then again so do we humans... "the ducks are going quackers" :lol:

Mel - Sorry you're still suffering the effects of the Cipro. I certainly hope tomorrow is a better day for you... I'd like NOW to be better for you!!! :hug:

Michelle - Glad the new job is going well, but my fingers are :crossed: for the hospital dream job. :) Sorry your commute is so long - that's a long time in the car/traffic. My commute ends up at about an hour or close to it much of the time, but no driving is involved, and train time is time for me, so it's very low stress. Glad the tranny is fixed and the cost wasn't as bad as expected. We have a major servicing (90,000 mile) that we've been putting off for the past couple months...but it needs to be done to keep the car up to par. Times like this I'm glad to not have two cars to maintain. We're getting the same hot weather - 90's today and up to 100 tomorrow. Keep cool!

Hellos to the rest of you! :) :)
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I saw "Rock of Ages" last night. I found it mostly entertaining, but I thought it could have been soooo much better. I really did not like Julianna Hough in the lead female role - don't like her voice at all. Tom Cruise's voice sounded pretty good, but otherwise his role was way over the top. The storyline with Catherine Zeta-Jones was very stupid. I have to say that Russell Brand was probably my favorite part of the movie (being his usual self) and his story line with Alec Baldwin was silly but likeable. If you like 80's rock (Foreigner, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benetar, Def Leppard, etc), go for it. Wondering if I'd have like seeing the stage version much better...

That's about it. Need to skeedaddle and get to work. I'm leaving the office around 12:15 for my half day of vacation, with my doc appt at 2:30.

:cheers:

Laura705
06-27-2012, 10:44 AM
Michelle - You snuck in on me with post #2!! Sorry DH is not 100% yet and is now suffering a sinus infection, and the timing is unfortunate with the insurance!! :hug: Please send him my get well wishes. Yes, I'll discuss both issues with my primary doc today, but I imagine for the shoulder I'll be sent for x-ray, mri, etc. and I would think I'll end up referred to a orthopedic doc. We shall see.

upswife
06-27-2012, 11:14 AM
Good morning chicks!! Just a quickie post from me, life has been interesting this week so far. Had no sleep Monday early monday morning. DD was up then I got a call from Dad that he was taking mom back to the hospital. I ended up calling in to work because I had to make 2 trips to the airports. For the first time ever I went to both Ohare and Midway in the same day. (had to drive my brother to Ohare and DH to Midway) Thankfully nothing was wrong with Mom's hip, she was having muscle spasms that were causing the pain. I worked yesterday, and DS will be getting his braces on in 2 weeks. Had a Dell tech out to fix DH's computer, and now I am just taking it for a test drive.

Have to take the kids to the county for shots, then will be off to moms to help dad out for a little while. Hope everyone is doing well. I will try to catch up a little later.

Luv and Hugs!!

Laura705
06-27-2012, 11:41 AM
Ellen, I got tired just reading that, and it's only Wednesday!!! :faint::faint: Hope things are less interesting the rest of the week, LOL.

happy2bme
06-27-2012, 01:45 PM
Hi all,

Looks like the heat has managed to work it's way up to here finally. Next 3 days will be rather warm. That's ok, I have lots of stuff inside to do and I'm sure the garden will love it.

Ellen - I second Laura's comment - geez you sure are one busy woman AND driving to both airports. That in and of itself is a hair raising experience! Not sure which is worse. I'm glad your Mom is ok. Don't get yourself too worn out busy lady!

Mel - sorry you are still under the weather :hug: Sending you good thoughts that you get over this soon.

Laura - thanks for the review on Rock of Ages. I guess this does not bode well for Julianna Hough's singing career. That makes 3 movies she was in that bombed out. Shame, she seems like such a nice person and she was an amazing dancer would hate that she can't pursue her dream. Not sure if I would see the movie - I think Tom Cruise is long past being interesting (like Mel Gibson) and I can't fathom him as a Rock God. Maybe if they had done a musical movie with musical actors??? And yes, having no sense of direction myself I was getting nervous about taking this turn and that in the forest where everything looks the same. But DH had been on the trail before and he has a very good sense of getting to where he needs to be. We talked about getting a portable GPS for the trails one day.

Michelle - oh it's a web developers job. No wonder you are excited. And no doubt your skills being current will definitely be a plus. Hope things go well for you tomorrow. And as much as I got tired of downtown I'd have to say that I'd take the train ride over driving any time. Especially in the winter when something only 10 miles away could turn into an hour or more's commute. Sorry to hear that DH got another infection. Shortness of breath AND sinus headache. Yuk.

Shad - your first paragraph points out why I am glad to trade people for animals and bugs and why I hardly ever watch the news any more. Yes, the deer and rabbits can be terrible nusiances, especially when man upsets the natural ecological balance. We have lots of predatory animals here and I do understand that it's necessary to hunt the deer to keep the population in check as well as the overall health of the population.

I got up this morning and looked in the front yard and momma deer and 2 small baby fawns were running about. Momma was looking for food no doubt and was skittish which made the babies skittish too. DH tried to get pictures but they were moving too quickly.

Ceejay - 4 days old (the new grandnephew) OMG - that's about the size of a peanut :rofl: They make me nervous when they are that little - I would have to ask Annie to step in for a couple of months if that was me :lol: He is adorable though.

Annie - hope work is not making you crazy.

:wave: Patty

Better get out there and give the garden some love and water. Stay cool ladies.

ceejay52
06-27-2012, 05:21 PM
Michelle,
Sending you good vibes for the interview tomorrow.

Laura,
I have to wait till August to see nephew's baby. They will not be going to Pigeon Forge. My Dallas sister and her clan are the ones going there. But I can't wait to see each and every one of them. We have the week end of July 13 through 17 booked. It's almost here.

Happy
I know what you mean about holding little ones. I don't like them when they haven't figured out that they can stretch out. It's like holding a basket ball.

Ellen
You are a busy lady.

Mel
Take care of yourself. I always eat some yogurt before taking Cipro.This must be a large amount of it.

Patty, :wave:

1day@atime
06-27-2012, 10:44 PM
I just lost my very long post..... Ugh....
Ok, I will post tomorrow.

I hope all is well with everyone....Stay cool and hydrated in this heat...

Shad
06-28-2012, 03:27 AM
I am getting very tired of this lot. Nothing seems to matter too much. It's all too much effort. Well they are going to suffer big time next week and I for one don't actually give a flying continental f**k anymore.

I just spent 6 weeks telling the techies one thing only to find out today that it isn't the truth and other things will happen. Well thanks for telling me guys.

Okay, rant over. Can't be bothered with it anymore. Things don't work, ain't my fault.

Michelle - good to hear that the job is going okay. Hope you get to like it. Hour commutes are a bit of a pain but one has to do what one has to do.
No, we don't put out seeds for the Galahs. These are wildbirds foraging fgor their food. Yep, we have a cane toad problem. Some idiot imported them to control the sugar cane beetle and it got out of control and now we have hunt and kill nights to get rid of the cane toads. We won't ever get rid of them all but we can keep the numbers down. They are lethal to all our native frogs and toads - take over all the feed habitats

Laura - good to know about the rock of ages movie. Might go for a giggle, but then again I am not a great movie goer so will probably wait for the dvd

Ellen - you sure are kept busy with your family. They will grow up and leave home one day.

Happy - sounds like you had fun on your ride. Nice way to learn about the country side and the area you live in.

Patty - hate it when I lose my post. Hope you can get back in tomorrow.

Anyway, I'm not good company at the moment so I will love you and leave you. Maybe a better day tomorrow and maybe I will get the weekend off. And maybe pigs will fly.

Annie

MELODY525
06-28-2012, 08:00 AM
http://media.de.gosupermodel.com/displaypicture?imageid=2248273&large=1
I WAKE UP THIS MORNING AND SEE THIS PIG FLYING BY.
THEN I LOG ON 3FC AND THE FIRST THING I SEE IS SHAD NOT GIVING A CONTINENTAL F__K!!
NOW THERE IS A SISTER AFTER MY OWN HEART. :love:

OH SHAD...I AM SO SORRY YOU'RE IN THE JOB FROM H E L L.
IT'S ALMOST OVER AND I HOPE YOU CAN HOLD ON TO YOUR SANITY.:hug:



I HAVEN'T READ ANY POSTS YET. I'LL DO THAT LATER ON.
I ALSO CANCELLED FOOD SHOPPING AT PATHMARK FOR TODAY & TOMORROW.
NEXT WEEK IS TRADER JOE'S SO IT'S ALL GOOD.
FEELING TOO WORN OUT TO GET THERE & BACK RIGHT NOW.
HOPE EVERYTHING IS GOING OK FOR YOU GALS.
I'LL BE BACK IN AWHILE.....................

MELODY525
06-28-2012, 08:45 AM
ANNIE...WISH WE COULD SEND OUR RAIN TO YOU. OUR WEATHER IS THE SAME AS YOUR TEMPS. ANOTHER HEAT WARNING TODAY. STAY COOL BY THE POOL!!
LOVED THE SMELL OF YOUR BREAD...I DON'T CARE IF IT'S HEALTHY OR NOT.




CEEJAY....WE NEED AN ADT SIGN ON OUR FRONT LAWN TOO!
WONDER WHY THEY DIDN'T GIVE US ONE. HOPE MOVING IT HELPS YOU.
GLAD THE LEG IS GETTING BETTER.
IN AUGUST, WHEN YOU GET TO HOLD THE NEW BABY....TAKE PICS!!



LAURA......SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR STOMACH & SHOULDER.
I HOPE THE DR CAN FIGURE OUT WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON!!
SENDING YOU GOOD THOUGHTS AND HOPE NOTHING SERIOUS IS WRONG. :hug:
YOUR WEEKEND SOUNDED BUSY.
BUT RESTING ON SUNDAY IS NOT BEING A SLOTH.
I KEEP TELLING MY SENIORS THAT EVEN GOD RESTED!! :rofl:




HAPPY.....WOW! YOUR WEEKEND WAS FILLED WITH SIGHTSEEING AND BUNNIES. NOT BAD. LOVED THE POST. BUNNY LIFE MIGHT BE SAD BUT LB IS GLAD TO HAVE YOU AS A FRIEND.:hug:



SHAD....IT'S BEEN COLD HERE AND NOW IT'S A HEAT HOLE!!
THE TV NEWS HAS BEEN HORRIBLE.
EVERYOONE IS GETTING BEATEN AND ATTACKED.
I SOMETIMES FEAR FOR JEN AT THE TRAILER.
IF IT ISN'T BEARS...... IT'S CRAZY PEOPLE!!!



MICHELLE....GLAD THE JOB IS GOING OK.
GETTING SETTLED IN & INTERVIEWS MUST BE TOUGH.
THANK GOD THE CAR WASN'T AS MUCH AS YOU THOUGHT:hug:
Sending DH good thoughts for feeling better too.



ELLEN....DON'T ENVY YOU THE DAY WITH THE 2 AIRPORTS.
BUT I AM GLAD MOM TURNED OUT OK WITH THE HIP & JUST SPASMS. OUCH!
LIKE LAURA SAID....HOPE THE REST OF THE WEEK IS CALMER!!!




PATTY....I HATE LOSING POSTS!!! THINK OF YOU OFTEN.
STAY COOL AND DRINK YOUR WATER TOO!!!!!
BEING OVER WORKED & THIS HEAT ARE NOT FRIENDS:hug:

Laura705
06-28-2012, 10:34 AM
Morning all.

Mel - Sorry you're not up for the shopping trip, but you say it's hot out your way, so just stay home and stay cool. I'll remember what you said about resting on Sunday - now what to say about the rest of the week? :lol:

Shad - Well, you sound like you're reaching the end of your rope with this group. Have to say I've never heard of a flying continental f---, tee hee, but your frustration definitely is conveyed. I hope something positive comes along to relieve that feeling.

Patty - How frustrating to lose a long post!! You stay cool & hydrated too.

Ceejay - By August the baby will be bigger and not so fragile-seeming and you'll feel more comfy holding him, so that's a good thing. :bb:

Happy - Oh, the mama deer and two fawns - must have been so cute to see! So do the GPS also have off road trails on them like the kind you ride in the ATV? I know nothing about GPS.

Michelle - Good luck at today's interview. :goodluck:

Annie - Hope all's well with you. Keep cool!!
==
Work went a bit south yesterday because I informed the boss about the remaining software implementation items not making much progress. Of course, her boss has been asking her regularly about the status, so pressure's on her too...aaargh. I'm to put the support guy's feet to the fire. Sigh. Have I mentioned that this type of stuff is sooo not me, and hence one of my failings as any type of manager of people/projects... Bleh. Times like these that I really think that I have to stop sitting back on my laurels and consider job/career moves that better suit me.

So I barely got myself to the 12:30 train after some last minute stuff at work. Doc appt was fine - she has a very calming presence. Shoulder is inflammation of the tendons and it's impinging on the rotator cuff. Given an rx for an NSAID - anti-inflammatory - which I'm to take consistently for two weeks, as well as a couple mild exercises just to maintain my range of motion in the joint. I guess it's just going to take a long time... and in the meantime, no weight lifting or lifting above shoulder height with that arm. Doc recommended Tums or Prilosec/Prevacid for the indigestion, and to change my eating to see if that makes a difference. Naturally all the good stuff is off the menu - acidic, spicy, tomato-ey, and fried foods. And eat slower and not before bedtime.

That's about it. Tomorrow is a vacation day, and late afternoon/evening is when the Relay for Life (fundraising) event begins. Better get back to work.

annie175
06-28-2012, 10:37 AM
Morning all...

Surgery went well yesterday. They removed a 8mm size polyp (rather large) from my colon. Doc put a metal clip where they removed it. I should pass the clip within a week or so. However, last night I slipped on the throw rug in the bathroom fell into the bathtub and hit my head...have had a headache since. Can only take tylenol due to yesterday's surgery.

Sorry girls I am swamped today. I will try to get back tonite.

Have a great afternoon/evening.

Loves and Hugs

happy2bme
06-28-2012, 11:15 AM
Good morning ladies,
I am very happy to be in the part of the country that will not be in the blazing heat this weekend. We have predicted highs of 88 degrees which is warm for here but at least it's not 104. I remember days in Memphis standing outside for a few minutes and it didn't take long before your clothes smelled like they were freshly ironed just as you stood there :yikes: DH was going to do some star gazing last night but as soon as the skies heard that, they clouded up. Today is gray and overcast although they are not predicting rain.

I was sitting up on the deck talking to my sister yesterday evening when I noticed movement underneath the table. L.B. :bunny2: decided to climb the stairs and have a look around the deck not more than 2 feet from my two feet. :D Not much interesting on my deck for a bunny to eat, just a pot of corriander/cilantro which is not very tasty. We looked at each other for a few minutes, then he went back downstairs over to his house. As long as he doesn't chew up the wood planking like the pine squirrel, no harm done. DH said he was just looking for his apples.

Annie - ouch on the boo boos. :headache: That sounded like a bad fall in the bath area. Be mindful of any bright flashes you might see or if the headache intensifies. Feel better :hug: Glad they got the polyp out although the idea of passing a clip sounds most unpleasant.

Laura - I'm not totally sure about the handheld GPS - if it just shows direction and degrees (topological) or if it actually shows marked trail maps just like a street map on a Garmin type device. When I was with DH he would always stay on marked trails although if he goes off with the cousin on some manly yee haw riding, they might just go zipping through the forest - not my style at all. I know what you mean about the apprehension of leaning on the support guys to move the implementation along. And people can sense when they can get away with alot so sometimes they take advantage of people like you. Just treat them like an ex-boyfriend you can't stand and push them around :lol:

happy2bme
06-28-2012, 11:31 AM
oops I hit submit instead of clicking on the smilies. :o Easier to continue a second post.

Having tried this myself Laura I would suggest the TUMS. They have added calcium in them and tend to help the acid issue almost immediately. I also noticed oddly enough that not all foods on the bad list bothered me. Some tomato sauces were ok but others like the Kraft boxed Spaghetti sauce as well as the sauce on Edwaurdo's (sp?) pizza sent me running to the TUMS almost immediately. And sometimes just drinking water (??????) :?: would set off the acid. But TUMS help alot quicker than the Prevacid.

Mel - so the hoodlums are out in the city by you too? Madcat was just in Chicago last weekend downtown. Seems like she had a good time but my sister was saying there have been alot of muggings and such in the downtown area so I was a little nervous for her. I imagine the heat brings out the worst of the criminal element too. Sounds like they rotate the grocery store shopping trips. Probably a good thing, I'd think the seniors would not want to pay the prices at TJ no matter if the food was better. Stay cool my friend - perhaps we need to make you a canopy for your "go-cart". That would be a fun project for the chicks.

Shad - sorry to hear you are having a rotten go live. I would be frustrated beyond belief if they told me one way and that's how I taught people only to find out it's something else. :mad: I guess in these situations you do the best you can and hurry and count the days to the next project. I guess the only silver lining is that you won't have to stay there permanently. Hope things get better for you as the day rolls forward...

Michelle - good luck to you today!

Patty - sorry you lost the post = stay cool. My buddy who lives outside of Dallas is plagued with grasshoppers this season. Are you having buggy issues too?

Hi Ceejay and Ellen :wave:

I'd better get going - laundry to do as well as housework. :^:

annie175
06-28-2012, 08:45 PM
Good Evening girls....

The heat go to C today. He went to bed at 7 pm....he was exhausted. The truck that was ordered did not come in so he had to use a Budget truck which was most inconvenient. He had to haul his a$$ up into this truck to make pick ups and deliveries. Being that the predicted temp was 102, my car in the covered parking garage said 105 and out in the drive home it was 111. Holy smokes, no wonder he was exhausted.

I am feeling better since surgery however making extra visits to the lil girls room for poo visits. My arse is in pain, even with meds applied. The headache/migraine was gone by 2 pm, but resumed by the time I got home. Humana is causing it. So much going on at work, too much to get into, but really sucking the life from me and other honest employees. It is unbelieveable. Something that another associate has done that is unethical and ILLEGAL that she could lose her insurane license for has been dismissed. Business as usual. REALLY? We do not trust her, want to work with her,and want to kick her arse. It will be very hard to even be polite with her. It is so stressful.

Enough ranting. C is in bed, been there since 7 pm. This heat and the physical part of the job is taking a toll on him.

Hello to EVERYONE....I will try to post tomorrow....My day at work is cut out for me then tomorrow nite, brother's band plays outside in this crazy heat.

Love and Hugs

happy2bme
06-29-2012, 12:55 AM
Oh Annie, I feel so bad for C. Having watched DH load up the truck in the blazing 100 plus degree heat I could see it sap the very life out of him. That is physical labor at it's worst. I hope he has cool water / sports drinks with him in this awful weather. And I'm sure work is contributing to the bathroom issues. I just don't understand how things took such a bad turn south in the workplace. You have to turn a blind eye I suppose, that's how the cheaters keep on a cheatin'. Hope you get a good night's rest and are able to relax and enjoy your brother's music tomorrow.

MELODY525
06-29-2012, 07:08 AM
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MORNING GIRLS.

MEETINGS LAST NIGHT SEEMED TO GO ON FOREVER.
OTHER TRUSTEES HAD A MILLION QUESTIONS.
I HAD ONLY ONE....DID ANYONE BOTHER TO READ THE MINUTES FROM THE LAST MEETING???
ANYWAY...CAME UP. OPENED A BOOK AND STARTED TO FALL ASLEEP.
THEN I WAS OFF TO BED!!:cloud:
QUIET DAY.
THANK GOD THIS WEEK IS OVER AND THE LAST PILL IS TONITE:encore:
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE:moped:






LAURA....YOU MIGHT ALSO WANT TO WATCH HOW MUCH RAW FRUIT & VEGGIES & SALADS THAT YOU EAT.
ROUGHAGE TAKES A LONG TIME TO DIGEST AND AS WE AGE WE HAVE LESS SALIVA.
SALIVA BREAKS DOWN THE FOOD SO IT PASSES THRU THE STOMACH QUICKER.
HOPE THE MEDS WORK AND SENDING YOU A GET WELL WISH:getwell:
I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT PUTTING SOMEONE TO THE FIRE.
IT'S REALLY NOT IN ME EITHER. I HATE BEING THE BAD GUY.:hug:






ANNIE...... NOW I MISSED SOMETHING ELSE. MY APOLOGIES.
YOU ARE ALWAYS THER FOR ME AND I MISSED THIS SURGERY SOMEHOW.
I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU FELL INTO THE BATH TUB.
GLAD YOU FELT BETTER FOR A LITTLE WHILE THERE BUT.....
I HOPE BOTH THE HEAD AND THE CLIP ARE ALRIGHT.
SORRY YOU ARE STRESSED OUT AND FORCED TO WORK WITH A ROTTEN APPLE.
MAKE SURE CURTIS DRINKS WATER BUT HE NEEDS SALT & SUGAR IF HE'S SWEATING!!!
SENDING YOU MANY GOOD WISHES FOR BOTH OF YOU.:hug:





HAPPY....OMG!!! THE LB ON THE DECK. THAT MADE MY DAY ALREADY!!:bunny:
HOW CUTE IS THAT?!?!? HE MUST BE GETTING COMFORTABLE AROUND YOU & DH.
YES THE BURGLARS AND SUCH ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE.
SENIORS GETTING KNOCKED OVER FOR THEIR PURSES.
PEOPLE GETTING ROBBED OUTSIDE OF BANKS & ATMS.
SAD STUFF ALL OVER THE WORLD. SOON WE'LL ALL BE LIVINGIN YOUR WOODS!!!:dance:

diyana
06-29-2012, 10:02 AM
Good morning ladies -

Super quick post for me. My 2nd interview at the hospital went REALLY well. It was probably one of the best interviews I've ever had/done. I'm so hoping that I hear some good news from them very soon.

I hope y'all are doing well. I'll post tonight or this weekend!

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
06-29-2012, 10:20 AM
Morning all.

Annie - Glad the surgery went well, but sorry you're still feeling the effects. And the fall in the bathroom to boot!! You poor thing, and all the stress at work. :hug: :hug: I'm glad the workweek is almost done for you. Poor C doing that hard physical work in the heat - it felt like an oven/sauna yesterday. I can only imagine having to work out in it all day. And vehicles get so hot - makes it that much worse. Hope you enjoy your brother's band tonight despite the heat.

Happy - I'm glad you're not getting the blazing heat in your area - the heat index here yesterday was 109!! But it actually felt good to step outside after eating my turkey sandwich lunch across the street at Subway - it was like an icebox in there, and I'm sure sucking down an icy soda didn't help. My chill didn't last long though, lol.

Mel - Love your question at the meeting, LOL!!! So another food I have to watch out for, and Happy also says water can be a problem. What does rhat leave me???

Hellos to Ceejay, Patty, Ellen and Michelle. Hope you're all staying cool!
===
Doing some work at home this morning since it didn't get done yesterday.

This evening's the Relay for Life, and tomorrow night is a concert w/ bf at Ravinia, an outdoor venue. The relay runs about 6pm to 6 am. Again this year I won't stay for the whole thing because I want to be well-rested for the concert and I don't sleep well when my schedule gets fouled up, meaning I doubt I'd sleep enough if I stayed all night and tried to sleep during the day.

After I finish a bit more work, I will look through my e-mails to see what time the relay begins and figure out what I want to bring with me. I haven't been focused on it this year at all and I'm wishing I was more enthused...I'm sure it'll all be good once I get there.

Have a good weekend everyone!!

upswife
06-29-2012, 10:45 AM
Ok, ladies still another quick post from me. I worked on Tuesday evening, but not much else went on during the day. I stayed up too late talking to my borhter and SIL (they were watching the kiddies). Wednesday the Dell guy came and "fixed" DH's laptop. then I took the kids for their shots. After a quick lunch we went and spent the afternoon with Mom to give Dad a small break. Mom seems to be moving better and in somewhat better spirits. Richt before I left mom's I noticed a twinge in my back/hip. I took the kids for icecream on the way home. Yesterday I lazed around pretty much all day, I iced my bak several times throught the day. I also paid bills (yuck), went to test DH's laptop again aand now it won't turn on. Spent an hour on the line with tech support and they are sending someone out again today. Then I picked DH up from the airport. We stopped at our old hole in the wall mexican place. So yummy!!

Today is more of the same, waiting on the Dell guy to come this morning, then I have to leave for work early to stop by moms. thenWork this evening and all weekend!!! Whoo hoo. DH is on vacation next week, so it will continue to be busy.

Luv and Hugs ladies!!!

Laura705
06-29-2012, 01:31 PM
Michelle - Great job on the interview. Hope you get good news from them soon!!

Ellen - Glad to hear your mother is doing well. I hope your back is feeling better today. Hope the Dell guy really fixes the computer this time around!!

---
We've had thunderstorms going through and now I think we may have the possibility of more throughout the day/evening. Hope this doesn't kill the Relay tonight...

annie175
06-29-2012, 03:06 PM
LAURA...we beg for your rain. It is sooooo dry here. and stinkin' hot

CHELLE...wtg on the interview...you nailed it and will hear good things from them soon.

ELLEN....slow down and let your back side catch up with you. No lifting.

MELLIE....relax and get some good sleep.

HAPPY....so far that associate has not shown her face in here. I would just love to spit in her face but I am not that type of person..lol.

Hello to everyone....got to get back at it. Was going to be off all next week for vacation (at home) but now have to come in on Monday. blah. Anyway....will try to chat you all up this weekend.

Loves and hugs

diyana
06-29-2012, 04:55 PM
Awww, Annie, I'm so sorry you're so sore after your surgery and the fall in the tub. :( Sending you lots of love and hugs, my sista. And with all the stress at work...you poor chica. :( And poor C having to work out in the heat in a rental truck. That sucks. It's been so dang hot and dry. Looks like some storms passed through the Windy City and into Indiana today though (they went south of Milwaukee, which was a bummer). I hope we get rain tonight....or even this weekend. And for me to hope for rain on a weekend, we gotta be needing the rain - and we do. Have fun at your brother's band's gig tonight. :hug:

Laura - Good on ya' for doing the Relay!! Who are you seeing at Ravinia? DH and I really want to go there one of these summers for a concert. Heck, I'd be happy to get to Summerfest, but with DH feeling lousy again and having trouble breathing...not sure we'll get there. Oh well, there's always our County Fair and State Fair.

I'll post more tonight or tomorrow.

Love and hugs,

Shad
06-29-2012, 06:23 PM
Morning all.
Beautiful morning here. Just wondering what to do with the day. Don't want to waste it. Might try for some shopping today and some bush walking tomorrow. If I can find some bush. Need time out after a hard week.

Michelle, hope everything works out as it should.

Annie - hope you are feeling better after the procedure now. It isn't a pleasant thing to go through. Hard on C enduring a strange truck and heat as well. Hope it has aircon in it and he has plenty of water and snacks on hand.Seems like work sucks all around at the moment

Mel - some meeting if no one reads the minutes.

Laura - Always read the labels on bottles, tins and packets. Look out for the additives, these are the things that really upset gut and intestine. Google will give you a list of food additives and what known issues they cause. Not the same for all people but I know that when DS1 had allergy and food issues it was always some in the 900's and a couple in the 200's that upset him. They put some horrible stuff in our food. http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/_srcfiles/additives%20numeric.pdf. The link is the Aus/NZ list of foods, yours may be different.

Pressed enter instead of using the mouse. Now have to edit or start another post. Grrrr

Ellen, busy as ever I see

Is ceejay off with the family this weekend. I am losing track of our whereabouts. Not even sure of my own at times.

Anyway, day is moving on. Time for some breakfast, shower, hang out the washing, sweep the floor and get some exercise in. DS2 and G/F have gone to NZ for the week, to meet the father!! Maybe things are serious here. Fingers :crossed:

ceejay52
06-29-2012, 06:48 PM
Just a quick note to say hi, I'm using the cell phone. all I can say is that it's hot at 106 degrees.

MELODY525
06-30-2012, 07:57 AM
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HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!! SOME OF US HAVE ALREADY BEGUN BY WALKING IN THE BUSH.......IF THEY FOUND THE BUSH THAT IS!!:rofl:


SHAD.......HOPE YOU FOUND SOME BUSH TO WALK IN.
GOD KNOWS YOU DESERVE IT THIS WEEKEND.
WILL KEEP GOOD THOUGHTS IN MY HEAD FOR DS2 & GF.
THIS IS A GOOD YEAR.....NEW BABE COMING AND MAYBE NEW DIL!
HOPE YOUR HEAD CAN RELAX OVER THE WEEKEND. :hug:




CEEJAY.....106!!!! YIKES!!:faint: HOPE YOU STAYED INSIDE!!'
WERE YOU AT WORK?? HOW WAS THE HEAT THERE?
SO....ARE YOU GETTING USED TO YOUR PHONE???
GOOD THING I DON'T HAVE ONE OR I'D BE POSTING LIKE A NEWS REPORTER ALL DAY!!:lol3:





LAURA......YESTERDAY THE DR SAID HE WANTED ME TO EAT YOGURT.
HAD A FRIEND PICK ME UP SOME ORGANIC GREEK STUFF.
LET'S JUST SAY I WAS UP ALL NIGHT.
YOU WILL FIND THE FOODS THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU.
IT'S CALLED TRIAL & ERROR!!! :hug:
DON'T BE TOO HARD ON YOURSELF ABOUT THE RELAY.
HARD TO GET ENTHUSED ABOUT SOMETHING WHEN WE'RE NOT 100%.
GOOD IDEA NOT TO STAY UP LATE AND GET THROWN OFF SCHEDULE!!





MICHELLE....WAVING BACK AT YOU :wave:
HOPE YOPU, DH & THE DMIL ARE DOING OK.





ELLEN.....YOU ARE THE BUSIEST GAL I KNOW!
HOPE THE BACK/HIP IS FEELING BETTER.
IT'S PROBABLY SAYING....SIT DOWN FOR A MINUTE!!!:hug:




ANNIE.....GO AHEAD AND SPIT IN HER FACE.
IT MIGHT MAKE YOUR ARSE FEEL BETTER!!!
SENDING YOU EVERY GET WELL BUM WISH I KNOW:hug:
HOPE YOUR WEEK WILL BE KIND AND GENTLE TO YOU BUT
I AM SORRY TO HEAR YOU HAVE TO GO IN ON MONDAY. :cry:




:cofdate: MORNING CHICKLETTES
I AM FLAT OUT EXHAUSTED FROM EATING THE "PRESCRIBED" YOGURT
AND THEN ENDING UP IN THE LOO ALL NIGHT.:faint:
TO SOME PEOPLE YOGURT DOES NOT ACT AS A DAIRY.
TO ME IT DOES. :cry:
NEVER AGAIN WILL I LISTEN TO ANY DR ABOUT THAT.
IF THIS STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN I JUST MIGHT HAVE TO RUN OVER HIS TOES.

NO ONE DECORATED HERE FOR ANY OF THE "FLAG" HOLIDAYS THIS YEAR.
LAST NIGHT THE SENIORS WERE BESIDE THEMSELVES OVER IT.
THE FLAG IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THEM.
MANY CAME FROM FOREIGN LANDS.
THE BOSS IS ON VACATION. SO NO HELP THERE.
LAST NIGHT IN BETWEEN "STOPS", I PRINTED UP OVER A DOZEN IMAGES AND GAVE THEM A TAPE DISPENSER.
THEY CAME BACK AND WANTED ME TO INSPECT THEIR HANDIWORK.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT THEY ARE WORRIED THEY'LL GET INTO TROUBLE NOW.
HOW CAN YOU I ANSWER.....TELL THEM MELODY ASKED FOR YOUR HELP CAUSE SHE COULDN'T REACH THAT HIGH!:rofl:
I AM ON A CRANKY ROLL AND NO ONE WILL DARE COMMENT:rofl: :rofl:

NOTHING ELSE TO SHARE AND I REALLY NEED TO FIND SOMETHING THAT WILL STAY INSIDE ME!!!
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE GREAT WEEKENDS:moped:

annie175
06-30-2012, 08:41 AM
Good Saturday morning/night...

Woke up to "TOMKAT" is over. Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from Tom Cruise...I knew it would take too long for her to come to her senses. He is a complete nuttie idiot. All that Science religion thing is just too stupid and if you believe in it, I am sorry, but it is nonsense in MY mind. I may be wrong, but to me, it just doesn't make sense. Yes, I have looked into it...maybe being raised Catholic has fogged my perceptions of other religions, but Scientology just seem WEIRD. This coming from a disgrunteled catholic. Rant over...lol

The band ROCKED the park last night. Baby Girl, her bf, step kid and LIL MAN went with. I had excellent NANNA time as I told them to go eat and go on rides with Ainsley. He was such the sweetie....Granted it was a little too warm and we all sweated. Lil man sported his diaper only by the end of the night. Bless his heart, he stayed awake and actually enjoyed the music till 10 pm when the performance was over. Passed out in the car and slept all the way home as did Ainsley and Chris. Samantha rode up front with me and we talked all the way home. Very enjoyable.

Tonite is the bands last performance. It is INSIDE in air conditioned premises. Thank God. Got several friends and family joining in. C is meeting one of my besties tonite for the first time. Guess he has to pass inspection to marry me....lol. I do not particularly care for her S.O., so her input will not weigh in much.....besides....all that really matter...FAMILY...just love C.

SHADDIE...the H*LL you have been through the past couple of weeks, by golly just do what you wanna do and not what you need to do. Enjoy your weekend....

MELLIE....God love the seniors. Who really could get upset over decorating for othe 4th with them. WTG for taking the fall if they do....like you care. F all those that are against it. Stay cool.

CHELLE....still got the fingers crossed on dream job. Prayers too! I am feeling much better and today's high is 98. C may be done with the route by 2pm....hopefully! We did get some rain/storms, however it barely hit here. Got about 20 minutes of hard rainfall and it was over. At least I didn't have to water the garden and flowers. How is DMIL...I am getting another box just about ready to ship...mostly magazines this time but a few books too. Let me know when you no longer want them.

CEEG....we I feel your heat pain...we have been 104 and 102 the past few days, however my car said the outside temp was 111. It was 105 in the parking garage. It is just ridiculous. I am not even wearing make up the past few days (something I never do) just so it doesn't melt and roll down my face. YIKES! I may be scary, but at least my face doesn't melt. LOL

LAURA...noticed you got some rain yesterday also....hope it helped up your way!

Gotta get my day started, washing sheets, grocery shopping, and vacuuming. Then band tonite. Last performance...so sad....I just hate it.

Everyone have a wondeful weekend...enjoy indoor activities, too hot out there.

Hello's to all..

Love and Hugs.....

upswife
06-30-2012, 10:14 AM
Good morning wordlies!! Things seem to be evening out, but it will continue to be busy. DH is on vacation this week and has us doing something almost every day, but I will manage…Will just make him give me a massage!! Working this weekend—nothing else new.
We had some bad storms yesterday, had 2 systems go thru, about an hour apart and both were rough. I had to drive thru the first one on my way home. There are no words to describe it. On my way in to work this morning the thing that struck me the most is the FLATTENED corn fields.

Annie~We all knew “tomkat” was only a matter of time! LOL this has been brewing for a long time! So glad you got to see the band last night. AND spend time with Lil man. Why is the band Breaking up??? Did I miss that soemwhere?

Mellie~I have a hard time with dairy of any kind, even yogurt. Sorry it kept you up all night. As for the seniors, I believe it is generational thing. A lot of people even my age have no respect for the Flag and what it stands for. Good for you letting them put up some pics and decorate. I am sure it means a lot to them. I loved your kitty picture. I posted on Facebook!!

Ceejay~106 deg!!! OMG. Keep hydrated and stay out of the sun!!

Shad~hope you were able to enjoy your weekend and get some much needed time for yourself. Will keep my fingers crossed for DS and his GF

Michelle~Is DH feeling any better yet? Prayin for the hospital job!

Laura~We had some bad storms last night. Did you get any of it up in the city?

Patty~ :wave:

Well, I guess I should start doing my job. Hope everyone has an excellent day!!

happy2bme
06-30-2012, 10:48 AM
Not much going on. I gotta clean so nothing much to say. Enjoy your weekend.

Laura705
06-30-2012, 11:09 AM
Morning all.

Ellen - Sorry you had to drive through one of the storms that passed through! That's horrible about the flattened corn fields. I was at the Relay for Life event in a neighboring suburb and my BIL was there checking the radar on his phone every 5 minutes (it seemed) and sure enough another big storm was headed our way. Around 9-ish we were told to put our belongings in our cars, and that the Luminaria ceremony (honoring loved ones lost or who'd survived in a battle with cancer) would be held in the school gym. I don't think the storm hit as severe as in other areas, but we had some thunder & lightning. At the time I left, shortly after the ceremony (10:30-ish), it was just lightly raining, but we had more storming after I got home. Bf, the night owl, told me it rained for several hours. I hope you have fun while dh is on his vacay - sounds like you might need a vacation after the vacation!! :faint:

Annie - I spent about 4 hours outdoors yesterday and was hot and sweaty all night, plus the time spent in the non-AC gym. Glad you enjoyed the band, the some time w/ Lil Man and chat w. dd. :) I was trying to see what the rain totals were for our area, but couldn't find them online. Just glad I won't have to water much, if at all. There's one planting that's just enough under the eaves of the house that it doesn't get much moisture, so that'll still have to be watered... Sad about the last performance of the band tonight - savor it! Bummer you have to work on Monday when you'd planned to have it off.

Mel - Sorry the yogurt did a job on you! I sure hope you find something your poor belly can tolerate. :hug: Not too keen on trial and error...I'm hoping my problem is just maybe one thing that started it all and that's taking its time clearing out. :crossed: Very nice of you to help the seniors decorate for the 4th, and to offer to take the fall if they get flack for it!!!

Ceejay - That's hot!! Now we're getting humidity, so our heat indexes are rather high and we're that much more uncomfortable.

Shad - Hope you found some bush to walk through. Work hard, play hard!! Yes, funny how people are dismayed about the animal parts that end up in our foods, but don't raise a ruckus about the man-made preservatives/additives that are in them. The other day I had a southwestern salad with the usual corn, black beans, salsa, etc mixed in. It also had the usual tortilla strips on it, but they were red!! I was thinking to myself, naturally after I'd mixed everything together and they were broken to bits that I really shouldn't be eating something that contained all that nasty Red Dye 40, and I shudder to think of all the foods marketed to children with all those horrible dyes in them. I'll check out your link, I'm sure there must be a US equivalent.

Michelle - We're seeing Sarah McLachlan tonight. I hope you're able to get out to a concert or fest. I like the local fests in the summer where you can just come and go and not invest much time or money to see a bit of entertainment. We have our suburb's fest starting early next week.
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Well, wasn't too unhappy to work a few hours yesterday morning since the weather was crummy anyway.

It was a shame that the Relay event was curtailed by rain. I highly doubt they tried to wait it out - once they told everyone to stow there items, a lot of people just went home (including my sister/BIL and my SIL and her sister). So much planning and effort goes into the event activities - it runs 6 pm to 6 am - and much of it's for naught when the bad weather hits. But at least we had about 3 good hours.

But it did feel oh so good to get home and take a shower! :D

More sweat in the schedule, since we are going to an outdoor venue for our concert tonight. Bf wants to eat dinner at the venue, but I'm going to check their site and see what's available there. Honestly, I might not want to eat outside unless we just brought something from home or got carry out from somewhere. That's the nice thing about this venue is that it allows outside food and beverage on the lawn, and concert-goers set up the most simple to the most elaborate spreads for themselves. We have tickets for the pavilion, but I wouldn't mind also setting up a couple chairs and a cooler for before the concert and maybe during intermission or during a few songs.

Okay, enough rambling and on with the day!

ceejay52
06-30-2012, 11:52 AM
Haven't read the post but I'm back home. I've been at my bff for a couple of days in Jonesboro, AR.

Got lots to do so I'll be back later.

MELODY525
07-01-2012, 06:49 AM
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YESTERDAY WAS MY TURN IN THE HAMMOCK.
LOVELY QUIET DAY FOR THE MOST PART.
ENJOYING THE WEEKEND.
HOPE ALL OF YOU ARE TOO:hug:
SENIORS ARE HAVING A QUIET WEEKEND TOO.
I WENT DOWN TO CHECK ON THEM LAST NIGHT.
THEY WERE WATCHING THE BRITISH SITCOMS.
HAPPY LITTLE BUGGERS THEY WERE. :lol3:

HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE:moped:





ANNIE.... YOUR WEEKEND IS FILLED WITH MUSIC, FAMILY & FRIENDS.
CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THAT.
YOU & CURTIS ARE WHAT IS IMPORTANT.
AND I AM GLAD YOU KNOW THAT :love:




ELLEN....I FEEL FOR THE SENIORS AND THEIR OUTLOOK ON THE FLAG.
I WAS RAISED WITH THE FLAG SO TO SPEAK.
SO IT WAS FUN FOR ME TO MAKE THE PRINTS AND SEE THEM UP. LOL
I WOULD LOVE SOME OF YOUR ENERGY!!!
HOPE THERE IS ELLEN TIME THIS WEEKEND TOO.:hug:
GOOD IDEA WITH THE MASSAGE!
THESE STORMS ARE VERY SCARY. THE PICTURES WERE LIKE A MOVIE SET.
STAY SAFE OUT THERE WITH MOTHER NATURE .
SHE'S ON A HECK OF A RAMPAGE!
YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH THE GRAPHIC ON FACEBOOK:rofl:




HAPPY.....WAVING BACK TO YOU!:wave:
COME CLEAN FOR ME AND WE'LL HAVE A CHAT:cofdate:




LAURA....HOPE YOU ENJOY THE CONCERT.
SHAME ABOUT THE RELAY AND THE WEATHER.
WEIRD WEATHER ALL OVER THE PLACE.
HOPE TOO THAT YOUR TUMMY ISSUE IS SHORT-LIVED.
COULD IT HAVE BEEN A TOUCH OF FOOD POISONING??




:welcome: HOME CEEJAY!!
HOPE YOU AND BFF HAD A GOOD TIME TOGETHER. REST UP!

ceejay52
07-01-2012, 12:30 PM
I'm always tired when I get back home from even a short trip. There's to much to do. I'm going to spend the afternoon preparing for the next work week. Wish I had 4 day week ends each time. The one good thing about next week end is it's mine. I have to get ready for Pigeon Forge. We're still planning to go unless the horrible heat doesn't break by then. We could still probably go and do things in the morning.
Forgot to mention that when my bff and I were leaving for breakfast one morning there was a mother duck and 6 babies. The daddy was a little farther away but came hustling back to protect his family. There is a small "lake" just outside her door. It has a fountain going but the water table is very low.

Mel
Glad you are having a quiet week end. You most definitely deserve it.

Looks like people are still sleeping in. or just enjoying their day.

happy2bme
07-01-2012, 01:25 PM
Good morning all,

Heat's finally creeping up here though not as warm as many of you are dealing with. Still it is relative and hotter than normal is hotter no matter what the actual temp is. DH set up the webcam to see if there is a raccoon trying to get in under the deck. He was quite surprised to see pics of that darn bear at 10:48pm and again at 3am. I can't for the life of me figure out why that guy WON'T LEAVE :cry: . There is nothing to eat except poor L.B. :no: I also don't want to wake up one morning to find my garden fencing ripped down and all my plants eaten. DH figured he was still around as he saw a big pile of scat when he was mowing that he said wasn't there last week. The fact that he's around at 10pm just after it gets dark is a bit unnerving. I often leave both entrance doors open off the deck to get a cross breeze. The door off the kitchen is right next to my garbage can - would't take much for a hungry bear to smell that and bust right through the screen door. :yikes: The other night someone came around and tipped over the outside garbage can but the sound of it falling sent them packing so they never got anything from it. DH thinks it was the raccoon, hence the webcam. And the funny thing is, he got 2 pictures at 2 different times and we see some weeds by the porch stairs "moving" if you look at the 2 pictures quickly. Upon closer inspection it appears that the darn raccoon is indeed going under the porch just as the bear is passing by! So see, living the life of Disneyland with all this wildlife is not always birds and songs and happy things! It does make me nervous that the bear is out so early - I generally don't go out at dark on the deck except to step right outside the door and look at the night sky. Don't want to be running into a bear! And if we go out, we and generally home by night fall since it stays light close to 10pm up this way.

Yesterday I had such a taste for potato soup and I had lots of potatoes to use up so I made a pot full of cream of potato with bacon. Smelled and tasted so good. DH said it smelled like clam chowder as it was cooking and I realized I stumbled upon the perfect recipe for creamy clam chowder (all these years I have been making DH's favorite broth based soup). So now we can both have the kind we like. Except that clams this way are horridly expensive as in 60 cents each and it takes about 2 dozen to make a decent soup. :yikes: I talked to Mom yesterday - she is bored - the excessive heat is keeping her inside and she's going stir crazy. I invited her up for a visit but she is supposed to get a heart shock procedure for her atrial fibulation and is hoping to get the go ahead for that in the next week or two. The 2 weeks after that can be touchy in case the shock dislodges a clot so travelling is out of the question for the time being.

Mel - I don't understand the fascination with British sitcoms with the seniors. When my Mom hears something British she is always complaining they sound like they are talking with their mouth full of chit :rofl: But anything to keep them quiet. Do the men watch them too? Sorry the Greek yogurt did a number on you. I wonder why - is some yogurt more potent than others??? I would be delighted to come clean your place. I can promise we'd do more laughing than cleaning ;) You bring the oxygen tank and I'll bring the bucket and rags :lol: We are going to focus on getting the garages tidied up this week so your room in the man cave is coming along - although with Mr. Bear roaming, maybe we need to build you a ramp up to the house.

Ceejay- hope you had fun with your BFF. Stay cool. I have been watching that dreadful heat down your way. 20 degrees warmer than we are having here. :stress::flame: Is that putting a strain at the plant?

Laura - hope you enjoyed the concert and didn't melt. I think one of the fun things about that particular venue is it's all about the outdoor experience. Unlike most places where they control what comes in and charge outrageous prices for food and drinks - it's nice that you can bring your own picnic and enjoy the music. I'm thinking because it's been so dry it's kept the mosquitoes at bay too? I've wondered about those bright red tortilla strips too - not a worry anymore because we're far away from any restaurants that serve them :lol:

Ellen - have a good vacation - don't let DH run you ragged.

Annie - yep, saw the news about TomKat. Big surprise :no: She always looked unhappy with him. Between him and Travolta, giving Scientology some bad press yet AGAIN. Heard they disagreed on parenting styles - she wanted Suri to go mainstream with other little kids in regular schools, he wanted her privately taught and away from the other people. She looked like the kind of kid who was never told no in her life. Give her a reality check before it's too late although that may never be. Glad you had fun at the concert - is the band breaking up? Hope you can take the rest of the week off like you planned.

Michelle - that's good news about your interview. Hopefully it carries through to the final result for you.

Shad - you make a compulsive arguement for eating as unprocessed and natural as possible. I completely notice a difference when I'm eating more on the processed foods and less on the packaged stuff. Same for fast foods which I almost totally ignore - except for Subway now. I'm very glad we don't have those temptations around.

Well time to get off the computer, go water the garden and then I need a dye job. It's going to be a hot one, good day to go to the local bar, sit on the deck by the lake and knock back a tasty beverage or two. Good burgers too :hungry:

MELODY525
07-01-2012, 01:36 PM
Going To Make The New Thread For July....be Right Back With The Link.................................

happy2bme
07-01-2012, 01:42 PM
Mel - I can set up the new thread - didn't realize we're in a new month. Want me to do it?

MELODY525
07-01-2012, 01:49 PM
HAPPY....OH CRAP I JUST FINISHED IT..............SORRY!

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/support-groups/262040-worldly-chicks-jumping-joy-ously-july.html#post4390128


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