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MELODY525
07-01-2012, 01:46 PM
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I just realized it was July 1st!!:carrot:
We can't start a NEW month without a NEW thread....
especially at the beginning of a NEW week!!
Don't you just love NEW things????

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
See you all manana.

PS: Don't tell anyone....but we probably have jumped joyously before!!! :sssh:




THE OLD JUNE THREAD IS HERE:
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/support-groups/260227-june-thread-worldly-chicks-16.html


happy2bme
07-01-2012, 01:50 PM
Thanks for setting up the new thread Mel. Love the jumping girls - except I'm sure our "girls" would be jumping higher than those girls "girls" - and speaking for myself I can no longer run that fast or jump that high :rofl:

Here's a picture from the webcam. Forgive the squiggly "writing" as I am left handed but I mouse right handed and like anyone, I'm not too good at drawing letters with my non dominant hand. And oddly enough, since I've been right mousing ever since they invented mice (yes I am old enough to remember computers before they invented keyboards, mice, cd players and floppy drives :^: ) - I'm kind of startled to see that I can't mouse lefty :lol:

Anyway it's kind of hard to see the shadow of the raccoons butt as he runs from the bear under the porch but that's indeed what it is...

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Picture-BearandRaccoon063012.jpg

happy2bme
07-01-2012, 01:53 PM
reposting my last post - not that it was so important, but it does explain the bear picture. :lol:

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 . There is nothing to eat except poor L.B. 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. 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. 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 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 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. 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

Ellen - have a good vacation - don't let DH run you ragged.

Annie - yep, saw the news about TomKat. Big surprise 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


happy2bme
07-01-2012, 01:56 PM
Happy July everyone. Last month was not too bad in general - well except for Michelle changing jobs, Annie needing surgery, Shad having a bad time on the job and Mel getting sick. Ok, never mind. Doesn't matter what we call the stupid thread title - I guess life just happens no matter what :shrug:

MELODY525
07-01-2012, 02:08 PM
HAPPY....LOVE THE NEW AVATAR!!! WE ARE JULY TWINS!!!
THE BEAR CAM FREAKED ME OUT!! OMG!!!:faint: :yikes:
HE IS TOOOOOO CLOSE TO THE BACK DOOR!!! RUN MR. RACCOON, RUN!!!!
YOU'RE MAKING THE "ANIMALS" IN THE CITY HERE LOOK TAME AND THEY ONLY HAVE 2 LEGS!!:rofl:
MAYBE WE SHOULD BE SENDING YOU A TAZER GUN FOR CHRISTMAS:hohoho:
ONE THAT HAS A REALLY LONG REACH OR A VERY LONG HANDLE!!!
I WILL BE KEEPING YOUR MOM IN MY THOUGHTS THIS MONTH.
PRAYING ALL GOES WELL AND SHE GETS THE GO AHEAD. :hug:
WE ALL LOVE THE BRITISH SITCOMS...EVEN JEN & RICHIE.
WE'VE WATCHED THEM FOR YEARS.
AND YES EVEN SOME MEN WATCH THEM HERE BUT THEY'RE NOT THE "MANLY" TYPE AND
THEY LOVE JOHN INMAN WHO PLAYS MR. HUMPHRIES IN ARE YOU BEING SERVED:lol3: :lol3:
WHILE YOU WATER THE GARDEN....I AM GOING TO MAKE TURKEY BURGERS & JASMINE RICE & HARD BOILED
EGGS FOR THE WEEK.
I DON'T WANT TO BE WITHOUT FOOD IF WE LOSE THE ELECTRIC!!:cry:

happy2bme
07-01-2012, 02:12 PM
Ok Shad, she held out for 6 months but finally figured out a way to work in the C word. Did you get it? :rofl:

And thanks Mel for reminding me that it was time to change my avatar and for the prayers for Mom's health - will take any and all help ;)

Shad
07-01-2012, 03:34 PM
I noticed. Can't stop. On the run. Go live day today. I've landed the plum job of baby sitting one of the planners. No night shift for me this time.

Back tonight with the tales of woe and other things.

happy2bme
07-01-2012, 03:36 PM
In case you need to sneek behind the storage room and bolster yourself with a drink Shad :hat: Good luck with the go-live.

Shad
07-01-2012, 03:39 PM
By the way - even worse than Mel's faux pas. I found this yesterday - darned thing is open all year round. Tacky.

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MELODY525
07-01-2012, 05:09 PM
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GOOD LUCK SHAD!! SORRY I MISSED YOU!!
WILL BE SENDING MANY GO LIVE THOUGHTS!!!:hug:

ceejay52
07-01-2012, 05:32 PM
Shad,
Now if you could send some of the cooler weather that goes along with Christmas you would make me extremely happy.

Whoa, Happy, The bear looks like he/she has grown. Yum on the potato soup. I bought the small red potato's for this week. Just might make a pot of soup.

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Can't believe it's July already.

1day@atime
07-01-2012, 07:36 PM
Hello Ladies,
I can't believe it's already July! I'm disappointed in myself as I havn't been working out nor lost any weight. I have a wedding to go to next week and dread shopping for a new outfit. I am getting on track though, as I have a vacation planned in August and I will be going to New Mexico.

Happy - Wow, the bear is a little to close to the house for me. Can you put up any bells or something that would trigger the bear getting near the house?

Shad - I hope your work day is going we

Mel - I need to cook extra food for the week. I'm afraid if i do then by the time that comes to eat it I won't be in the mood for it. Are you having problems with your Electricity?

:wave: Hello to everyone! I hope you all are having a great day!

MELODY525
07-02-2012, 06:50 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS.
NOT QUITE AWAKE YET BUT I NEED TO GET GOING.
SIGNS FOR TJ'S HAVE TO GO UP AND I NEED TO MAKE A CALL FIRST.
MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE STILL SCHEDULING SHOPPING FOR THURSDAY.

NOTHING NEW HERE. REST & A CALL FROM THE KIDS.
SUNDAY WAS GOOD & QUIET.:beach:
HAVE A GREAT WEEK.:moped:




CEEJAY......I CAN'T BELIEVE HALF OF 2012 IS OVER:faint:
IF SHAD SENDS COOLER WEATHER....SEND SOME EAST!!!




PATTY.....WHEN I COOK AHEAD....I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM SOMETIMES.
NOT HUNGRY FOR THE FOOD I MADE....THEN I GIVE IT TO THE KIDS:rofl:
HOPE YOU FIND TIME THIS MONTH JUST FOR YOU :hug:
OUR BUILDING IS TOTAL ELECTRIC....BUT WE HAVE A GENERATOR THAT RUNS THE ELEVATORS & HALL LIGHTS IF WE LOSE POWER.
SOMETIMES THE CITY DRAWS TOO MUCH POWER AND WE LOSE IT. WE HVE IN THE PAST.:cry:
BUT IT IS USUALLLY A SHORT LIVED BLACKOUT. A FEW HOURS. NOT LIKE NYC.





HAPPY.....HOPE YOU NOTICED THAT SHAD POSTED A CHRISTMAS GRAPHIC TOO!!!:rofl: :rofl:
GIVE THAT BEAR AN EVICTION NOTICE!! I WAS WONDERING.......
IS THERE A GAME WARDEN OFFICE IN YOUR AREA TO REPORT SUCH THINGS??




SHAD....HOPE THE GO LIVE WAS A SUCCESS:hug:

diyana
07-02-2012, 10:08 AM
Good morning ladies -

Happy July to all!! Sorry I didn't post over the weekend. Saturday was non-stop busy. Website work and watering the gardens in the morning, meeting with a website client in the afternoon, and climbing Mount Washmore in the evening. Then yesterday was more website work and yard work, and by afternoon my back was so sore I was nauseous from the pain. I tried to lay down and relax, and DMIL would ask me to help her with this or that. DH is still sick from his sinus/bronchial infection, so most of our fun weekend plans got cancelled.

I haven't been at my new job long enough to get paid for the July 4th holiday. I can either take it without pay or make up my hours, so I'm working 7:30-5:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. I probably won't get home until 6:30, so I'll be one tired chick...but at least I'll get a full check on the 13th.

I wish we were getting the rain that y'all are getting to the south. It's so dry here. The lawns and grassy areas are as brown as California in August. In fact, some communities are banning the use of personal fireworks, and have thought about canceling their public fireworks displays as well.

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Shad - I hope "Go Live" is going well. I know all too well how crazy those can be. It doesn't matter what's being implemented, or how many times you triple-checked that all the "i"s are dotted and "t"s are crossed. It's still stressful dealing with users who have forgotten all their training, or worse...system issues. Fingers crossed that your Go Live goes smoothly. :crossed: So do you like DS2's GF? I hope you were able to get out for a nice walk during the weekend. I think I need to do something like that, especially now that I'm commuting in traffic. I get SO grouchy by the time I get home.

Ceejay - Hope you had a great weekend with your friend. Dang, 106 degrees and southern humidity. Try and stay cool, sista. So cute about the momma and daddy ducks and their babies. :)

Mel - Good for you for giving the seniors flags to put up! :cp: :cp: :cp: I love British sitcoms too, like Are You Being Served (John Inman is fabulous!), and Fawlty Towers. I've never been a big Benny Hill fan, but I do enjoy Monty Python. Also, I love, love, love the Graham Norton show, but that comes on fairly late at night. Smart thinking to make food for the week in case you lose power.

Annie - Yep, I heard that Katie filed for divorce. I totally agree with you about Scientology. It's not even science-based. As my DH says, "It's a religion created by a really mediocre SciFi author." I apologize if that insults any Scientology fans. DH thinks that Katie was paid to stay married to Tom for a certain number of years. I wouldn't be surprised. I'm glad you had a great time at the band's outdoor and indoor concerts!! DMIL is doing really good. She's loving "her" yard and gardens, and tends to them daily. She's so happy and relaxed, and she gets her activity working in the yard...though we insist she leave the big/heavy stuff to us. And she and I both thoroughly enjoy your boxes of magazines and books! If you're sick of sending them, I understand...but we definitely are NOT tired of receiving them. :) I hope this ridiculous heat wave eases up soon.

Ellen - I hope you have a great week with your DH being off! Wow! Your storms flattened the cornfields?! :yikes: I keep looking at our farmers' fields around here. So very dry. :cry: DH and I were watching the drag races on TV yesterday from Joliet Illinois, and the storm front looked pretty fierce.

Laura - Bummer that the Relay was disrupted by rain, but at least they had workarounds. Those luminarias are so moving...as are the walks itself. Before I hurt my back, I did a 5K Breast cancer walk with my sister the year after she completed chemo. I'm so grateful that she's been cancer-free for 16 years! I thank God that I didn't lose her as I've lost so many other loved ones to cancer. :( I'll bet Sarah McLachlan was awesome. I've always wanted to see her. I love the local fests too, and the county and state fairs.

Happy - I understand your concerns about the bear in your yard, but I gotta admit, it was cool to see him in the photo. :) As for your garbage being near an open or screen door...I might suggest taking your garbage out every night or putting it in the garage on the nights you keep the door open. I know from my camping experience, that bears are attracted to any scents (even toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo) and will stop at nothing to have them. Black bears typically will not eat LB or you. They are herbivores. And they won't attack you unless you get too close to a cub, corner them, or stand between you and food. What does your cousin suggest you do about the bear in your yard? Is there an "animal control" office that might be able to humanely trap the bear and move him to another area? My DMIL is getting bored with all this heat too. Luckily, our backyard is FULL of trees and there's always plenty of shade. But she likes to have the sliding door to the patio open at night so she can listen to the night sounds, and she hasn't been able to as we've had the A/C on for over a week. I hope your mom's procedure gets scheduled soon and goes well, so that she can come up and visit. Sending lots of prayers for her. As for last month being bad...it wasn't bad for me at all. I'm not at a good job where I'm appreciated and compensated well. I feel bad that Annie and Mel had a rough month. But I'm doing just fine. :)

Patty - good for you for getting on track. With this week's 10+ hour days, I'm going to ease into healthier eating and exercising, so that I can kick it into high gear next week. Your idea of bear bells is a good one, and it should startle a black bear enough. One suggestion for hikers in bear territory is to wear bells on their shoes to startle off any black bears. But when you're in grizzly territory (e.g., Yellowstone National park), there's a joke...what is the difference between Black Bear poop and Grizzly Bear poop? Grizzly Bear poop has bells in it! :rofl: :rofl: In other words, black bears will startle at the noise, grizzly bears will come find the source of it.

Well, time for me to get some work done.

Much love and hugs to all,

Laura705
07-02-2012, 10:39 AM
Morning all. Happy Monday.

Shad - Hope go live day went well for you and the rest of the bunch and that you don't report many tales of woe.

Mel - Thanks for starting the new thread. :) I sure hope your power doesn't go out!! The thought of anyone being without it horrifies me right now with the heat and humidity we're getting here right now. Love the avatar!!

Patty - I haven't been working out lately and my arms are getting really jiggly. Very depressing - not to mention unsightly. :yikes: Nice you have a vacation to look forward to - and to motivate you!!

Ceejay - My bf told me he's done with summer already - too hot to want to do anything that involves movement. I think resigning oneself to a constant state of being slick with sweat and multiple showers per day is the key.

Happy - That bear is way too close to the house!!! :eek: Skunks and raccoons are already scary enough for me. My BIL told me that he recently had the garage door open while doing some yard work and a raccoon got in there and did a lot of damage to items in the garage and to my sister's car while in there overnight. The windows of the car (RAV 4, BTW) were open a little bit, not enough for the raccoon to get inside it, but it still completely destroyed the rubber seals around the windows trying to get in. Thank goodness he couldn't get inside the car - he'd have torn it to heck! Potato soup - yummmm. :eating2: Well, we certainly felt like we were melting at the concert the other night.... It was hot and humid and there wasn't a breeze to be felt, except when people moved past. Outside the pavilion was just as bad as inside it. It would have been nice to have ceiling fans in there the pavilion... I should buy one of those little battery-operated personal fans that hang around one's neck. And do they still sell the aerosol cans of water that mist you??

Hellos to Michelle, Annie & Ellen. :wave:
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So as I mentioned to Happy, it was a hot night Saturday for an outdoor concert, but luckily there were no skeeter problems. Sarah McLachlan was very good - such a great voice, and she makes it seem so natural and effortless. The shuttle bus that took us back to where we parked felt like a meat locker after being out in the sweltering heat all night. I was happy to get home and take a shower.

I lazed around as usual on Sunday morning, then bf and I caught a quick lunch and then finally saw the movie "The Avengers". We both enjoyed it - so over the top with the action and the effects, but very entertaining. I think Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man is still my favorite character/hero, followed by Thor, but I liked Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk too.

Watched some more of season 2 of The Good Wife last night. Bf and I are both hooked on it now.

No formal exercise over the weekend, just dog walks. Must get back to it to fight the flab.

Okay, back to work. The boss is working from home, so it'll be quiet. The admin hasn't shown up yet, so it's even quieter still.

Nothing planned for tonight, but I didn't do any laundry over the weekend, so I'll probably do a load tonight and do a BE workout, whatever I can do sans left arm.

TTFN! :wave:

Laura705
07-02-2012, 11:00 AM
Hi Michelle - you snuck in on me! Sounds like you had a super busy weekend - I hope your back is feeling better today. I've been watering but not doing much in the way of yard work. I didn't put down weed cloth in the veggie patch, so that'll need to be weeded very soon. Ugh. Our grass is very dry, though we do have some shade. Still I'm wondering if I'll need to start watering the lawn to keep it from dying off. How do I tell if the lawn has just gone dormant or if it's dying??!!

Sorry you have such a long commute, and that you have to work long days this week. Make sure you get your rest!

happy2bme
07-02-2012, 11:45 AM
Morning all,

Had a nice day out with the cousins yesterday. I need to make a new resume - abbreviated - which is more appropriate to some of the jobs I was applying for out this way. I'm finding that mind stumping. Wonder if this means I have outlived my usefulness to hold down a job :lol: We are also supposed to start working on cleaning and sorting in the garages but today is Farmers Market day which I want to check out as well as needed a few things for this week's mostly grill out type menus. We haven't had rain in about a week although there is a 50 percent chance tomorrow. Yesterday I gave everything a good watering and the grass is really really dry. We have about 40 percent humidity which is very low. Good thing is that we don't have sticky hot, just desert dry heat :sunny: which means you feel your skin burning quickly if sitting outside for extended periods.

Looks like the critters stayed away last night. DH said he's going to have to take apart the stairs in order to rebuild them properly (crappy job in the first place) and close off the raccoon access route under the porch. He asked if I wanted to go underneath the porch to check for them and was met with a total DUH look from me. He was j/k. To those who asked if we can call someone to take away the bear, the answer is no. One can call the DNR - Dept of Natural Resources - but they just come out, inspect your area and tell you it's against the law to kill/maim/harm/feed a bear. :rolleyes: They would have to tranquilize the bear so unless I called as it was ripping down the side of the house and eating DH, there's no way of catching it. About all we can do is make sure we have no available food sources and hope it goes away on it's own. :( The population seems quite active, my cousin has one up his way too. Maybe these are Gen Y bears who don't want to leave home :rofl:

Laura - I was told that in times of drought that the grass will brown up and just go dormant on it's own. We have accidently burned our grass on 2 occasions when we laid the tarps out to dry in the sun not realizing they acted as a magnifying glass and burned the grass. Dormant grass is light brown. Burnt and dead grass is either a dark brownish green (like stiff straw) or a very very light - almost whitish tan color. Dormant grass is what it looks like in winter. I've heard you just leave it and it will come back on it's own. Unless you're talking newly laid sod in which case you better just live out there with the hose :lol: And yes, raccoons are very destructive and they are probably the most adept at getting access to food, no matter how you store it. I have also heard of them destroying roofs (my sister having experienced that) as they try to get into home attics and eves to find a warm spot for the winter. Glad you enjoyed the concert and the movie. Can you go over to the mall and do some power walking where it's cool to get a workout in? Probably not worth the hassle of getting to WF tho.

Geez Michelle - you are always on the run. No wonder you are tired. I sooooo hear you on being cranky after the long commute. I swear that was 60 percent of the aggrivation of working. After dealing with the doo dahs on the road, I'd come in the house just raving mad and often times poor DH caught the volcano exploding. :( I hope things work out with the other place - I'd take a shorter commute over better pay if I had to pick. It's really helpful that you have all this up to date web experience. See that side work helped in more ways than one! Thanks for the prayers for Mom, glad your DMIL is happier with you also. Thanks for the bear info, I heard if the bears get hungry enough, they will scavange for small animal carcasses and anything they can find in the trash. We may have to resort to storing our cans in the garage - once we make some room :lol: Hope you get some rain, I guess you just missed the storms that hit south of you. :( Are you missing Summerfest right now? That's a shame, I know how you enjoyed it. I could imagine the heat would be doublely troublesome for DH.

Mel - I love your sun - kept a copy of it. So simple but cute. One thing I think of with NY is power outtages and my horror in life - stuck in ELEVATORS :yikes: :eek: I'm glad you at least have an option if you hit brown outs. I'm sure the seniors would be freaking out. I completely understand about making stuff ahead of time and then not wanting it a couple of days later. Why does that happen? :chin: How goes it with the tummy? Settling down?

Patty - we have a webcam outside pointed at the house. Guess we could put some bells on - would have to put it high enough for the bear but not low enough for the raccoons to set them off. I do understand what you mean about being bummed out that the weight loss efforts are stalled. Look at it this way, you still have time to work on it before the cold weather sets in and the insulation sticks harder to the bones :lol:

Shad - I'm sorry but I just the biggest kick out of your Christmas Shack store. Probably because I can picture you rolling your eyes in disgust that it stays open all year :lol: Thank you for posting for us. Hope you are surviving the go live.

Do you guys realize that Shad's Christmas is during the summer down under?

Ceejay - stay cool - we are watching the awful heat down your way and more than ever grateful that we are far from it. Is it sticky humid too?

Ok, I'd better get going if I will make the farmers market.

diyana
07-02-2012, 12:16 PM
Just a quick check in to sneak another quick peek at the thread. I also had to mention something...I was checking out some of the bands playing Summerfest this week, and found one with an EXCELLENT NAME - "The Joy Formidable", and I immediately thought of our own dear formidable Shad. :)

I spent the better part of the morning working on a project to update a file, and then one of my co-workers didn't notice that I had the file checked out in our version control system, so he overwrote my changes with his own. Back to square one. And I can't even start re-inputting my changes until he is done. :tantrum: Oh well. No biggie.


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Laura - I am right there with ya' that the thought of a power outage with all this heat and humidity scares the daylights out of me. I hope the power stays on for everyone! I don't know if they sell aerosol cans of water to mist you, but I know they have those spray bottles with fans that can either mist you, or create a breeze or both. :) As for the lawn being dormant or dead...I'm not sure how you tell. Established lawns are fairly drought tolerant, even in California. And up here in WI, once we get a good soaker rain, the lawns usually green right up. We're supposed to have isolated t-storms today...I hope they bring a lot of rain.

Happy - If you're updating your resume...I highly recommend you check out any and all books by Robin Ryan. I credit the things I learned from her books/audiobooks to helping me wind up with 3 great job offers (and hopefully a 4th one coming this week). Have fun at the Farmer's Market. I wanted to go to ours on Saturday, but my back was too sore and walking was not a good thing for me. As for Summerfest, we haven't been yet. If DH is feeling better, I'd like to go one night this week or weekend, but there are always other fests/fairs if we don't get there this year.

diyana
07-02-2012, 05:08 PM
:dancer: :dance: :woohoo: :woohoo:

I got the job at the hospital!! I start on July 16 with two days of orientation!!

I'm so excited!!! yay!!! The salary is not as much as my current job, but more than I made at the company I just left...and the commute will only be about 15-20 minutes each way!! :yay: :yay:


:dancer: :dance: :woohoo: :woohoo:

ceejay52
07-02-2012, 05:32 PM
Michelle
Yipee, I'm excited for your newest job. Wow, dh is having a time with this sinus/bronchitis infection. I finally have mine under control.

annie175
07-02-2012, 09:45 PM
Hello All....

I always wonder why the weeds grow magnificantly without water and the veggies and flowers need extra attention. Got the veggies and flowers and even the two tress in my little bitty yard a little drink. Getting ready to harvest lettuce/spinach for the 4th time. Gave away two bags as I couldn't eat that much. Grilled a zuchinni over the weekend out of the garden. I planted a yellow zuchinni. It was very tasty...I have a mess of green tomatos coming on, when they come ripe it will be a bundle. Green onions are about ready to harvest also. Everything else is going to take some time.

Looks like I will have to go into work for about 4 hours tomorrow. I am claiming 8 hours of work time as we are supposed to get paid early release. Guess I will only have Wed as a Co holiday, then taking Thurs, Fri as vacation. Nothing planned so no big deal.

Nothing really planned for my days off except maybe spending one day in dad's yard doing a couple of things for him. I love working outside so it really is a great thing for me and him. Should only take a couple of hours fro no more than he wants done.

C is in bed already since 8 pm. I think after I post I may head that way since I have all my chores done. Kitchen done, laundry folded and put away, gardens (veggie & flower) watered. Not much else I want to acccomplish tonite. Just too tired and nothing that won't wait till I am off later in the week.

Oh CHELLE...I am so excited for you...Congrats on the dream job. The commute and liking the job will be well worth the it. I am so stinkin' happy for you.....YAAAAAHOOOOOO!!!:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2::c heer2::cheer2:

HAPPY...the whole bear thing just shakes me. Keep your b*tt in the house after dark...I do NOT want to learn that you were his dinner......block off the deck underneath....the d*mn raccoons will wreck it all under there.

LAURA....I watch the good wife and like it. However it is out of order and doesn't make a lot of connections to other episodes. I need to rent from season 1 and then forward.

MELLIE...hope you made it to TJs. Christmas in July...no thank you...I can barely afford it in December. Smack Smack.....

One Day...I know I SUCKED in June, I am right there with you. We need to get our act together..May the force be with us!

SHADDIE...really posting pix of Christmas Huts...their heads need examined. Hope you are making progress with the idiots.

ELLEN...hope you are keeping your sanity with your kiddos and momma's woes. May the force be with you sista! Hugs.

Hello to all the sensational worldlie chicklets!!

Love and Hugs

1day@atime
07-02-2012, 10:31 PM
Prayers Request needed for my mom. She has a infection or something in her left wrist. Taking her to have a MRI tomorrow, then back to the specialist on thursday.

Mitchellez - So happy for you, I'm doing the Happy Dance :carrot::carrot:

Annie - we need to talk about growing lettuce next year. I have the hardest time finding green leaf lettuce. I too have lots of green tomatoes, can't wait to eat them.

Happy - I hope you made it on time to Farmers Market. Do bears wonder more at night or during the day? What if you are BBqing does the smell bring them to the house?

Laura - has your grass been green at all? Does it go dormant in the summer? I thought it only did that in winter. I guess i would water so it doesn't get so dry & brittle. (fire danger)

Mel - I hope you had a good day. I hope you were ablee to make your calls.

Ellen, Ceejay & Shad - I hope you all are having a good day!

Shad
07-03-2012, 06:59 AM
Aaargh, it's late and I only just got in. Time for a shower and sleep and hope that no one decides to do some computer work during the night.

I'll try to catch up with you all tomorrow.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

MELODY525
07-03-2012, 07:18 AM
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MORNING CHICKS

YESTERDAY WAS EVEN WUIETER THAN THE WEEKEND.
MADE MY CALLS, HUNG SIGNS ANSD TALKED TO RICHIE.
THAT WAS ALL I GOT DONE.
OH YEAH....I DID CLEAN OUT THE FRIDGE & FREEZER.
THIS WAY ON THURSDAY....ALL I HAVE TO DO IS TOSS THE NEW GROCERIES IN.
NO FUSS OR MUSS.
STAYING COOL AND INSIDE. A BIT BORED.
HOPE YOU GALS ARE TAKING PRECAUTIONS IN THIS HEAT.
SEE YOU ALL MANANA. :moped:




LAURA....FUNNY HOW WE CAN GET HOOKED ON A SERIES.
JEN & RICHIE GOT HOOKED ON BONES & HOUSE.
GLAD YOU ENJOYED THE CONCERT EVEN WITH THE HEAT.
I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE SHUTTLE BUS:flame: YIKES!!!
THESE NEW ACTION MOVIES MAKE ME DIZZY!!
MUST BE TOO MUCH MOTION FOR MY INNER EAR!!! :dizzy:





MICHELLE.....SORRY TO HEAR THAT YOUR BACK IS BOTHERING YOU.
HOPE THE MAUSEA IS GONE BY NOW:hug:
ANOTHER HUG FOR THE DH :hug:
AT SOME POINT YOU MIGHT JUST HAVE TO TELL THE DMIL....NOT RIGHT NOW.
NOT EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY FOR YOU AND DH.





HAPPY.....THANKS FOR TELLING US ABOUT THE DNR. I WAS WONDERING.
GUESS THEY'RE NOT MUCH HELP.
LET US HOPE MR BEAR DECIDES TO MOVE ON NOW THAT YOU'RE NOT FEEDING ANYTHING.
I HAD A DREAM ABOUT YOU AND THE BUNNY.
I FORGET WHAT IT WAS ABOUT BUT YOU ENDED UP WITH 2!!!!:rofl:
GOOD LUCK WITH THE RESUME AND WHAT JOBS ARE YOU LOOKING INTO?





CEEJAY....GLAD TO HEAR YOUR SINUSES ARE UNDER CONTROL.
A TOUGH THING TO DO IN THIS WEATHER:hug:




ANNIE.....YOUR DAD MUST LOVE WHEN YOU COME TO HELP OUTSIDE.
YOU GOT A LOT DONE THIS WEEKEND AND LOTS OF VEGGIES. WOW.
SOME OF THE SENIORS PLANTS ARE DYING EVEN WITH WATER.
WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH DEPTH TO OUR DIRT AREAS.
HOPE YOUR DAYS OFF ARE GREAT ONES. ENJOY!!




PATTY.....SENDING HEALING THOUGHTS OUT TO MOM.
THAT MUST BE PAINFUL. POOR WOMAN:hug:
HUGS FOR BOTH OF YOU!




SHAD.....GOOD TO BE HOME??? ENJOY THE SLEEP!!
YOU CERTAINLY DESERVE IT. :hug:

annie175
07-03-2012, 09:27 AM
Back at work today, guess I will start my vacay on the 4th, for the remainder of the week. 4th is a paid holiday so will only burn (literally) with this heat lol, two vacay days to make a 5 day break.

No time really to post, will try to get back tonite. 100 degrees for the next couple of day...blah!

Love and Hugs...

ceejay52
07-03-2012, 09:32 AM
Shad
You busy, busy woman. Get some rest.

Mel
Don't blame you forstayiing inside in theis heat. Yep it does get a bit boring. I'm going to clean out my fridge Thursday.

Patty
Hope things go well with your mom. Sending healing thought her way.

Annie
I didn't get all the things I wanted to get done last night but will finish them tonight. One of those is to water the front lawn. Enjoy the time at your dad's even thought it will be outside.

Ellen
How are things in your coner of the world?

Happy
Any more sightings of the bear? I'm with Annie don't go outside after dark.

Michelle
When do you start the dream job. Be careful conerning your back.

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The water usage has gone up since last month. It almost like late July and August. The weather person is thrilled as she has a small pop up thunderstorm to report. Supposed to be 104 today at 4 p.m.

Laura705
07-03-2012, 09:45 AM
Morning all. Not a lot of time right now so I'll just say :congrat: to Michelle on getting the job. Patty, I'll say a prayer for your mother.

Probably won't get back until much later or perhaps tomorrow. TTFN!

diyana
07-03-2012, 11:51 AM
quick check in for me to say thanks to all you wonderful ladies!! I start my dream job on 7/16 with two days of orientation.

got some bad news yesterday too, unfortunately, DH has pneumonia again. The pulmonologist wanted to put him in the hospital yesterday, but since our insurance isn't very good, DH convinced the doc to postpone the hospital stay unless he's not doing at least a little better by Thursday. Poor guy. He's so sick and tired of being sick and tired. :(

Patty - Sending lots of prayers for your mom.

Hopefully we'll get rain today so that some communities can do fireworks. Even if we do get rain, we have high heat warnings through late Friday night. :P

Anyway, I'd better get back to work. :)

Much love,

MELODY525
07-03-2012, 12:29 PM
MICHELLE....I FORGOT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NEW JOB.
I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU:dance:
HOPE YOU LOVE IT MORE WITH EACH DAY THAT PASSES:dancer:

happy2bme
07-03-2012, 12:38 PM
Morning all,

We had some storms roll through last night - lots of lightening and everything got a good drink of water. It was worse up in Minnesota - winds of 80 miles per hour and ping pong sized hail in some parts. As the storm moved in I heard things rolling on the deck so I went out to pick up loose stuff like sprinkling cans and such. There were some empty garden pots rolling on the far side of the garage but I was nervous about going out there at dark so I asked DH to "spot me". Turns out he had to pick up some stuff too so he took care of it - pistol in one hand, stuff in the other :lol: We have not "seen" the bear in 2 days but that just means he didn't walk past the spot where we have the camera. I think they forage in the late evening and at night although in the early spring we saw them frequently during the day. We're under a heat advisory the next few days so I doubt we will get much done in the garages because even with the doors open, it's pretty stifling. I went into town yesterday and the Mongolian hoardes are in town for the holiday weekend. Very crowded and people are just plain IGNORANT. Block the aisles, reach in front of you, zoom past as you are trying to carefully back out of the parking space, heaven forbid that people could actually wait their turn or use the phrase "excuse me". And this was true of people of all ages. It was women for the most part as I have to admit the few guys I saw there looked like deer in headlights :lol: There was one family in particular who was frustrating - a young girl holding a baby rocking it back and forth, standing and blocking access to the produce section, cold meat, dairy and juices. At arms length was her mother and close to them was Dad pushing the cart. They stopped all over the store completely blocking access while they casually discussed what they might want to make. They were completely oblivious to anyone trying to shop and believe me, the store was more crowded than I had ever seen it. The carnival last week wasn't as crowded as this :lol: Twice I had to ask these people to move so I could get at what I needed and they barely moved aside. I sure was glad to get out of there and don't plan on going to town until next week. Tourists haven't been as bad as I thought but they sure are awful on the special summer weekends like Memorial Day or Independence Day which brings more in I guess. With it being so hot it would be nice to rent a boat and go on the lake or for an ATV ride but it will be just too crowded. The Farmers Market in town was a big joke. 3 small trucks. One was a guy who bought produce from another place - tomatoes and small potatoes and was reselling it. I know this because he had a sign saying just that. Another truck was 2 ladies selling homemade candles and soaps. And the 3rd truck was a local meat farm selling frozen meats. I did buy some soup bones, 2 steaks, a couple of sandwich steaks, some ground beef patties and some beef soup meat - all which looked nice. I am well stocked for food and should be able to sit in my little slice of heaven and forget about the world for the next week :lol:

Ceejay - I would imagine that the water demands would be as high as the electricity usage during these hot times. Keeps you busy, eh? I always felt sorry for the trash pickup men during these hot days - hard work and stinky, stinky garbage cans :snooty:

Michelle - congrats on getting the job that you wanted :yay: I hope it will be everything that you want it to be. When are you going to tell your current employer?

Annie - that stinks that you had to go into work for not one but two days when you were planning on taking off. :( Hope you can at least enjoy a long weekend. Have fun digging in the garden - don't get sunburned!

Mel - glad you had a quiet day. Hope that continues. Will you get to see fireworks over the Hudson? OMG - you are dreaming about more bunnies???? :bunny2: :bunny: :bunny2: :bunny: :bunny2: :bunny: :bunny2: :bunny: :bunny2: :bunny: :bunny2: :bunny: Maybe Ms. Shad's warnings are coming true! :lol:

Patty - sending some prayers to Mum - hope everything will be ok. :hug:

Shad - sleep deep and well. Wake up refreshed for round 2.

Hello to Ellen who is no doubt working hard on her vacation.

Later chicks :wave:

annie175
07-03-2012, 06:46 PM
Hey Girls......

I do not care what Humana wants from me...I am NOT answering emails or phone if it is a Humana call. I AM DONE until Monday the 9th.

HAPPY...I know animal humanity is what it is all about but I say SHOOT the BEAR. My son would come and take care of that for you...he is all about shooting anaimals that create havoc. He would even shoot people that create havoc if he didn't have to go to jail...lol


CHELLE...so sorry to hear about DH. Do what the doc says and do NOT stray from instruction. He needs to follow instructions from DOC

annie175
07-03-2012, 06:58 PM
Good Giggly wiggly this laptop just pees me off. It posts when I an not ready and moves around when I do not expect it...I am about to shoot it. Lol

Harvested green onions, banana peppers, yellow zuchinni and banana peppers....tomorrow I will HAVE to harvest lettuce and spinach as it is so high it wilil soon turn yukky

MELLIE....I wish we had some of our wetness. We are in such a dry spell that there are fire bans everywhere....which mean NO FIREWORKS anywhere. This is just crazy. Reminds me when I was pregnant with my DS in 1988. Terrible.

Just between all the worldlies and me....sissy MIGHT be preggers again...planned...wants to get all the diaper stuff over together. We will know by next week. Cannot afford what they have and doing it again...just boggles my mind....I know....please do not preach on their craziness, I get it. Gotta love the babes.

Patty...blessings to your momma...hugs

CEEG...good giggly wiggly, you are having the unGODly weather we are having...YUK.

LAURA....you are busy like me...post when you can.

SHADDIE....girl you are always so dang busy with the job...and much frustration...may God bless you with patience.

Hello to all the other worldlies.

Love and Hugs

annie175
07-04-2012, 02:01 AM
Good Morning...way morning...2 am morning....just cannot sleep. Decided to get up and come out to the living room. This sleep crap just drives me nuts..since I do not do it well....have not done it very good since the first babe was born. Guess I need to get over that. LOL. I think I just need someone to hit me in the head with a hammer at night...yeah right girls get in line for the fun as it is long for that job. lol

Going to see Magic Mike on Saturday with my bestie, Tami. In the morning for the cheaper 5 buck pricel, then doing lunch. Thinking Mexican, since it is right next to the movie theater. That is the movie with my Matthew McConaughey, even tho he got married WITHOUT my consent.

I am NOT going into work on Thursday or Friday, I do not care who calls me. Knowing all the numbers that draw me in...I am NOT answering my cell phone. Not that I have really anything planned, but all the chaos going on at work, I do not even want to be there in the mess of things. Hopefully all this crap will soon pass. I just keep my head down and busy and try not to get involved in the bull.

4th of July tomorrow...no fireworks in this county nor any of the rest of Indiana. 2K fine if caught. I just worry about the idiots in the area catching the place on fire. We have already had one incident. Fireworks caught their grass on fire, which then caught their deck on fire, which then caught their house on fire. So far police, fire dept cannot pinpoint it on anyone. Meanwhile the family is displaced for a bit. I may be up all night doing fire patrol just to save my house. Isn't it just crazy that people cannot abide to the fire ban. STUPID.

Guess I have babbled enough and should get off of here. Good morning/afternoon to everyone..

Love and Hugs

happy2bme
07-04-2012, 02:35 AM
Dear Annie,

It is 15 minutes after you posted. I'm up too but this is normal for me as I don't have to get up in the morning. It sounds as if you have so much going on in your head, no wonder your poor body cannot sleep. :hug: I think you need to relax, say your prayers, give up to God what you can, identify what you are grateful for and then close your eyes and have peaceful dreams and a restful night. Do this OR I WILL SING YOU A LULLABY and you will never sleep again. :eek:

I do admit there were times when I said I was going out of town (had a favorite place in the Ozark Mountains at a retreat where there was no cell phone reception). Sometimes I went there, sometimes I just told them I did just so that they would leave me alone. I sincerely believe that you give a company your all and you DESERVE to be left alone on your vacation. Unless you are the senior manager / director getting a 6 figure salary and a 40 percent bonus in which case they are paying to own you. Otherwise leave me alone peeps.

Bummer that the dry, hot weather is ruining so many fireworks celebrations. That's the best part of this holiday. Up here it's finally getting warm and smelly. I remember that smell - high humidity and baking head makes the rotting vegetation stink. Our town is having a fireworks display and they are only 4 miles from here. DH is hoping if we sit upstairs and look out the window we can watch from home and avoid the crowds.

Anyway pleasant dreams to those already sleeping and fairy sleepy dust to me and Annie but not to Shad who at the moment is still probably dealing with go live or go home... :^:

MELODY525
07-04-2012, 07:11 AM
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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY EVERYONE!!!!

HOPE WE ALL HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL HOLIDAY!!

THE BLDG IS SUPER QUIET. THE HEAT IS BEGINNING TO WEAR DOWN SOME SENIORS.
EVEN THOUGH WE STAY IN THE HOUSE IT GETS TO US.
I FINALLY FOUND SOMETHINGTO DO YESATERDAY MORNING....I SLEPT.
NOT SURE WHY BUT I GOT SUPER SLEEPY AND JUST FELL ASLEEP.
MUST HAVE NEEDED IT I GUESS.
THE REST OF THE DAY WAS QUIET AND I GOT EVERYTHING READY FOR FOOD SHOPPPING TOMORROW.

I WON'T BE HERE TILL LATE THURSDAY SO I WILL POST THIS NOW FOR THE 6TH.........................



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LAURA....HAPPY BIRTHDAY:gift:
HOPE YOUR SPECIAL DAY IS A WONDERFUL ONE. :hb:
ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF IT!!!!:cheers:






ANNIE...HOPE IT WAS COOL AND THE TIME FLEW AT WORK:hug:
IT IS VERY SCARY HOW DRY SO MUCH OF THE COUNTRY IS.
I AM SURPRISED ANY PLACE IS HAVING FIREWORKS THIS YEAR.
ENJOY THE MOVIE & LUNCH. TIME FOR SOME BFF TIME!!
DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!




CEEJAY....I THINK ALL THE WEATHER PEOPLE ARE HAPPY.
THEY HAVE ALL THIS DRAMA THEY CAN REPORT ON EACH MORNING!!
STAY COOL DOWN THERE.....THOSE ARE MELTING TEMPS:flame:
EVERY DAY THE WATER COMPANY WAKES UP TO THE SOUND
OF $ CHA----CHING $ IN THEIR REGISTERS!!! LOL





MICHELLE...PRAYERS & GOOD THOUGHTS FOR DH AND A FULL RECOVERY.
I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING TO HIM.
HUGS FOR BOTH OF YOU AGAIN :hug:




HAPPY....GLAD MR BEAR HASN'T SHOWN FOR 2 DAYS.
MIGHT BE A GOOD SIGN...NO FOOD....THINK I'LL MOVE ON.
I CAN IMAGINE THE NUTTERS WITH THE HOLIDAYS AND EVENTS.
PEOPLE ARE LIKE THAT ALL OVER. CANNOT GET THEM TO MOVE.
USUALLY THOSE TYPES YOU RAN INTO MOVE OVER 3 INCHES FOR ME TO PASS.
I AM ABOUT 3 FEET WIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rofl:
LAUGHING NOW BUT WAS NEAR TEARS THEN WITH FRUSTRATION.
GOTTA LOVE BEEF!! YUM!!! I LOVE A GOOD BEEF SALE.:cb:
ENJOY & STAY COOL OUT THERE.
I COULD SEE THE FIREWORKS IF I "DRIVE" A FEW BLOCKS.
THE CROWDS UP HERE CAN BE A PAIN A PAIN.
PLUS I DON'T SEE GOOD IN CERTAIN LIGHTING FOR CURBS AND HOLES IN THE SIDEWALKS:yikes: ROFLMAOFF

ceejay52
07-04-2012, 08:58 AM
Happy July 4th. My first phone call was for a water leak. I can handle those. Please God no power outages today.

Looked on the calendar this morning and next week end is my vacation trip.
Can't wait.
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Annie
I have those nights where sleep doesn't exist. Happy had some good advice.

Hapyy,
I get out of town simply because my boss ives behind me on the next street over.

Mel
Good for you in getting more sleep. I can take power naps (10 or 15 minutes) in the afternoon but one for two hours or longer and I can't sleep at night. To much like my mom.

happy2bme
07-04-2012, 01:09 PM
Hi all,

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Not much going on, I just stepped outside and boy is it hot. There is a small chance of rain in a couple of hours - not sure if it will sidestep us. I will probably straighten up in here and go do a bit of gardening on my herb garden.

Annie - hope you got some sleep and you are ignoring the phone, emails and anything other than C. That's surprising about Sissy - don't think it's the best choice for the circumstances right now but people are heck-bent on doing their own thing so one can only hope things work out in the long run. No use fretting about it tho... I totally LOVE your phrase about Matthew getting married without your CONSENT :rofl: :lol3: Somehow I think he might not be the easiest person to live with so you are better off with C :lol: Enjoy the movies - it's about time they made something for women to oogle over.

Ceejay - I thought it was funny that you have to leave town because there is no faking it with your boss just down the street. My manager in Memphis lived about a mile and a half down the road from me but we travelled in different circles and never ran into each other the 4 years I worked for her - no even in the grocery store we both shopped at. How exciting for your upcoming vacation just around the corner. I hope it's not dreadful hot over there but you are used to it. I see it's hotter in the Nashville area than Memphis, hope the mountains are cooler for you.

Mel - I'd say if you took a good nap, you needed it. If the seniors are anything like my Mum, she is getting antsy being cooped up so that can be as troublesome as 2 year olds on sugar. Maybe you need a victory garden so they can keep busy and you don't have to shop so often :rofl: Are you getting past the Cipro issues?

I guess I should go put on something cool and head on outside. Have a good one ladies. Don't eat too much at the picnics.

diyana
07-05-2012, 09:32 AM
Happy 5th of July -

Sorry I was absent yesterday. I had to do some tech support for a website client, drop DMIL at her sister's while I took a pre-employment drug test for my new job. Then I went to pick up DMIL but stayed and visited for a bit, and then we ran lots of errands.

All the towns in SE Wisconsin banned the use of personal fireworks due to how dry everything is, but public displays still went on with most of the communities watering the grounds well before the fireworks went off.

Our town and the one nearby did fireworks on Tuesday night and last night, but it was just too dang hot and muggy to sit outside, even that late at night. That's okay though cuz we've got some festivals coming up later this month that will have fireworks. In addition to the heat, we didn't go see fireworks cuz DH is still really sick. He didn't go to work again today...he'll see the doctor later and it's probably 50/50 whether or not he'll get admitted to the hospital. :( Any prayers or healing/get well wishes you can send his way are greatly appreciated.

My head is telling me that rain is on the way. In the last few months, my migraines have usually been triggered by changes in barometric pressure...and I've got a doozy today. I'm drinking gatorade and have already taken 2 Excedrin...hopefully they'll kick in soon. And I definitely hope this migraine is right about raining coming our way. The ground needs a really good soaking.

Laura's b'day reminded me that I have just 2 months to declutter this house so I can have a party. :yikes: I have REALLY got to get my act together and my arse in gear. It's been so hard doing everything while DH has been sick for most of the past year. I know, that's prolly just a lame excuse.

I'm so looking forward to starting my new job, and the shorter commute. I will be able to go home to give the dog her meds at lunchtime if DMIL is visiting her sister. I will be able to go to the gym either before or after work; with my current schedule/commute, I don't get home in time to go to my fave classes. And I won't be so exhausted and grouchy when I get home because I won't have to fight traffic. :dance:

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Annie - so nice that your veggies are producing so well! I haven't harvested anything yet, but am seeing little green tomatoes, cukes and beans. If Sam is preggers again, Chris really needs to step up to the plate and marry her so she can get insurance. Just me putting my two cents in where it's not asked for or wanted. I can totally understand how you can't sleep. You've got lots on your mind dear sista. I was wide awake early Wednesday morning (from around 1:30 to 3:30) and this is NOT normal for me. Maybe I caught your insomnia, sista. Enjoy the movie and lunch with Tami. :)

Laura - Is today your B'Day?! If so, have a very wonderful day!! What are your fun b'day plans?

Ceejay - I can imagine how excited you are for your vacation! Good for you!! You deserve to have a wonderful, fun and relaxing time. It's interesting how some people can feel rested after a short power nap. Not me...I need to nap for at least an hour when I'm tired mid-day.

Happy - Is it still really hot up there today? it's supposed to be over 100 here, and cool down to the 90s tomorrow. But the weekend is supposed to be very nice, upper 70s/low 80s.

Mel - I hope the nap provided some much needed and well deserved rest, and that you have a great day today!

Big :wave: to Ellen and Patty!

I've gotta get back to trying to figure out what's wrong with my program. :dunno:

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
07-05-2012, 10:41 AM
Morning all. Sorry I didn't get here yesterday. Getting in front of the computer isn't too appealing at home - still have the cluttered office issue. I think I forgot to mention that last weekend I spent a couple hours going through some of the paper piles in there, so I felt a bit better, but it's a long way from "done".

Annie - Sorry you had to work Monday and Tues when you'd planned vacay time!! I hope you enjoy Thurs & Fri and no one from the office even tries to contact you. Wow, surprising news about dd planning another baby right away. Aside from the financial practicalities, I'd think if it were me I'd want a longer break between going through all that again... I'd like to see Magic Mike too - just saw the preview for it at the movies last week for the first time, and Matthew M seems perfect for a role in that kind of movie. Looking forward to some good eye candy, lol!! Scary about the fireworks causing the house fire. I was nervous too - you'd think people would be smarter to leave it to the pros this year.

Michelle - I'm so sorry to hear dh has pneumonia again. :( I pray he starts feeling better soon and doesn't end up back at the hospital. I'm so happy for you with this new job - so many positives for you. I hope your migraine goes away soon and that you're right about the rain - we all need it badly in our region, and any rain anyone gets is a good thing. Yes, today's my b-day. My inclination with all this ultra hot/humid weather is just to stay inside with the tv and a book, but my friend is coming over late this morning and we'll go out to eat and perhaps see a movie. For dinner, bf will grill.

Happy - I had an 8 pack of petunias sitting around for several weeks waiting for me to plant them and yesterday I finally did it. Just put a few in each of 3 planters to fill them out, so it wasn't a big job, but stilll.... I was only out for about 45 min. tops and was in the shade with the mister sprinkler attachment pointed at me, but it was still crazy hot. Were you able to see the fireworks from your 2nd floor window?? How nice for you if so - in the comfort of your home out of the heat/humidity/bugs.

Ceejay - Your trip is getting closer - exciting. Just getting away from the usual routine is so refreshing! Please, no power outages!! In our area, a bad storm knocked out power to about 40,000 homes last weekend and it took several days to get it restored to a lot of them - what a horrible thing during this heat.

Mel - You must have needed the sleep for that nap to happen, though I do find that a warm stuffy environment helps that sleepy feeling along... Hope your TJ's trip is a good one!!

Hellos to Ellen and Patty - hope you both enjoyed your 4th of July holiday. :)
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Well, I ended up skipping lunch Tuesday to spend with the software support guy to work through a few issues, and I ended up on the 3:45 train, so I still got out of work a bit early. Whoopee - bf and I went to Walmart.

Yesterday I didn't do much of anything - planted the petunias, did a couple loads of laundry. Watched some dvr'd Hallmark movies, finished the end of one book and started another. BF and I went to the village fireworks. It was still nearly 90 degrees at that time, but at least there was a bit of a breeze going
so just sitting in a chair sipping water and watching fireworks wasn't too bad. Though I do kind of wish they'd compact them all into 15-20 min. instead of 30. We're not very far from where we watch them, but bf, always trying to get home more quickly, tried a different route home and we got totally caught up in traffic, and in an unfamiliar subdivision so it took us 30 min to get home. Annoying.

Another hot day today, so we'll have more indoor time today. It's getting old...but when the weather drops back to the low 90's and then the 80's, it'll feel really refreshing.

Okay, gonna get this posted and eat some brekky. Toodles.

happy2bme
07-05-2012, 12:37 PM
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Happy Birthday Laura. Sounds like you are off today and have plans for some fun activities. Funny you talk about working under the mister - I was thinking of doing the same yesterday. Since we have a well pump, don't want to run the water too hard and burn out the pump so a mister would be great. Although the water coming from the well was darn cold :eek: I agree with you that Matthew McConnahey (sp) is just the perfect personality to be in a move like Magic Mike. Nice that the ladies are offered some beefcake for a change :lol: When we first moved to AH we could sit on the corner of our property and watch the MP fireworks from Central. Then the trees grew up :( It was nice that you got out there to see them. As for cutting the show, I'm sure people expect at least 30 minutes of them - they sure would complain if it was a compacted 30 minutes. :rollpin: Have a good birthday!

Michelle - not as hot for us temperature wise but mid 90's feels just like 100 here. We have wide open spaces and no wind so the sun intensifies. That's unfortunate that DH has pneumonia again. I guess that shows how serious that illness is. Can't believe they haven't cured him yet. I imagine you will get better insurance with the new job?

Mel - enjoy your shopping trip - don't get too tuckered out.

It was really hot yesterday and then about 7pm a big wind kicked up and the temperature dropped to a refreshing level. So nice I actually went out and pulled weeds for a while. We had some big storms headed our way but they diverted and went south. We did get a bit of rain overnight, but not much. We didn't wind up going over to see the fireworks - didn't want to deal with the crowds and I guess we had alot of low lying clouds or we just can't see the fireworks from our house because all we saw were flashes in the sky like lightening. I guess alot of places had fireworks because there was noise and flashes in every direction. We thought a storm was moving in at one point but everything mysteriously got quiet about 10:30pm and the flashes stopped as soon as the boom noise did.

It's really too hot to do anything during the day time. We both miss the pool at this point although as DH said he does not miss the work that went along with it - mostly trimming trees and sweeping up the never ending pile of pine needles from the surrounding neighbors trees. I've got a letter to drop off at the post office and return 2 pairs of shoes I ordered online but hate to go into town. Also have to dye my hair. We picked up a no contract smart phone from Verizon who is starting to add cell towers out this way. Our AT&T service is non-existent at the house. We are only 4 miles away from the closest cell tower but only get 1 bar at the house unless we sit upstairs in which case we get a weak 2 bars. DH has been on the phone with them for 3 days now. Kind of frustrating but at least I don't have to argue with DH about ditching the land line.

Not much else going on, I'm kind of hungry and I'd better get going on some of this stuff nagging at me. Have a good day ladies - especially to those of you enjoying a little hard earned relaxing time.

diyana
07-05-2012, 12:46 PM
Laura - It sounds like you have a wonderful b'day planned!! I'm so happy for you!! Sounds like a perfect kind of day. :)

Happy - The insurance with my new job is fantastic!! If we go to any of its affiliated hospitals or clinics, the combined deductible for the two of us is only $600, and after that they pay 90% !! Wooo Hooo! Unfortunately it doesn't kick in for us until Sept. 1, and DH couldn't wait that long to get sick again. :( Bummer that the storms that went south of you didn't get far enough south to hit us.

diyana
07-05-2012, 02:49 PM
Just a quick post to say that DH does NOT have to go to the hospital! :yay: The pulmonologist called him back and said that the tests they ran came back positive for rhinovirus and a slight bacterial infection...but negative for fungal infection! :yay: :dance: :yay: And the prescriptions he's already taking will ease his symptoms and clear out the bacteria soon. The doc said it was good that he stayed home today due to the heat, humidity and his difficulty breathing. If the heat/humidity drop as expected by tomorrow, he might be able to go to work. :)

ceejay52
07-05-2012, 03:04 PM
Helping out mother nature today. I'm actually watering the front lawn. It's brown.
Did a few errands this morning. While I was in Walmart the car got to a 113 degree's on the inside. Opened the window to let out some air and it dropped to 105. That's toooooo hot. We're supposed to get rain on Sunday and Monday and then a cool down to the low 90's

Laura
Happy Birthday. :balloons:

MELODY525
07-05-2012, 04:30 PM
I AM HOME & GROCERIES ARE FINALLY PUT AWAY.
I DID THE COLD STUFF WHEN I GOT HOME BUT LEFT THE REST.
I HAVE SOME SERIOUS BACK PROBLEMS. DR THINKS IT'S ARTHRITIS.
I AM GOING TO HAVE TO HURT THIS GUY NEXT WEEK WHEN HE COMES:rofl:
I TOLD HIM LAST TIME....NO NEW PROBLEMS:rollpin:
GETTING OLD REALLY IS NOT FOR SISSIES.
TRIED TO HELP THE BOSSLADY WHEN I GOT HOME.
SHE'S GOING DOWN FOR THE COUNT WITH BRONCHITIS I THINK....AS USUAL.
HAD TO LEND HER MY INHALER. NOT A GOOD SIGN.
WE SPRUNG LEAKS AND HAVE FAULTY A/C's THAT NEEDED REPLACING.
THE MEN HAVE THEIR ORDERS FOR TOIDAY AND TOMORROW.
EVERYTHING IS AS IS SHOULD HAVE BEEN :tantrum:
TRADER JOES HAD LOTS OF STUFF AND THEY HAD MY DINNERS!!!:dance:
CHICKEN MARSALA, TURKEY MEATBALLS, BAKED EGGPLANT, BEEF POT PIES, BEEF STIR FRY.
ALL I HAVE TO DO IS ADD VEGGIES & SOME RICE TO SOME OF THEM.
FRIDGE IS FILLED AGAIN AND I STOCKED THE BATROOM NECESSITIES TOO.
NOT GOING OUT IN THIS HEAT AGAIN IF I CAN HELP IT!! :lol3:
MY WRITTEN JOURNAL IS SHOWING THAT I AM RIGHT
ABOUT THE GASTRO PROBLEMS AND HE IS WRONG.
I GOOGLED STUFF AND BEGAN DOING RESEARCH.
BEGAN GETTING OFF ALL TRIGGER ITEMS THAT I WAS INGESTING.
ONE BY ONE THE PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE GETTING BETTER.
BUT I HAVE SO MUCH PAIN IN THAT AREA FROM SO MANY OTHER PROBLEMS IT'S VERY HARD TO SEPARATE THEM.
IN FACT....ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE BUT I TRY.
I JUST WISH THE INS. COMPANY WOULD PAY FOR SOME KIND OF SCAN
THAT WOULD SHOW IT ALL....IF THERE IS SOMETHING TO SHOW.
HOPE THAT MADE SENSE!!!! LOL
MAYBE I NEED A FRIGGING GYPSY WITH A CRYSTAL BALL!!
OTHER THAN THAT....ALL IS WELL IN MY CORNER OF THE WORLD.
MORE OR LESS.
HAVE A SUPER NIGHT. I MIGHT HAVE TO WORK A LITTLE IN THE AM.





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LAURA......HERE'S SOME MORE HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR YOU!!:hb:
YESTERDAY DIDN'T THINK I'D MAKE IT HERE IN TIME SO POSTED THEM EARLY.
SO HOW WAS THE DAY????
TOO BAD YOU WERENT' BORN ON THE FOURTH!!
YOU WOULD HAVE FIREWORKS EVERY YEAR JUST FOR YOU:hug:
YOUR TIME OFF SOUNDED NICE.....BUT TOO HOT FOR ME TOO!!!




HAPPY.....THESE CELL PHONES CAN BE A PAIN.
JEN CAN'T GET A GOOD SIGNAL AT THE TRAILER.
I WILL NEVER GET RID OF MY LANDLINE UNLESS VERIZON JUNKS THEM.
THERE IS TALK OF THAT HAPPENING. :cry:
STAY COOL AND I'LL BRING A POOL WITH ME WHEN I COME TO LIVE!!!



CEEJAY......WOW IT IS AFRICA HOT DOWN BY YOU GIRL!!!
THE POOR GRASSES OUT YOUR WAY MUST NEED GALLONS OF WATER!!
HOP[E YOU STAY COOL AND KEEP WELL.
THAT CAR TEMP IS WAAAAAY TOO HIGH!!!! YIKES!!!
PRAYINGFOR BOTH OF US THAT THERE ARE NO POWER OUTAGES TILL THIS HEAT PASSES!



MICHELLE....SO GLAD THERE WAS GOOD NEWS FOR DH.
YOU BOTH MUST BE VERY RELIEVED.
THE WOPRST THING I CAN THINK OF IS ANY HOSPITAl!!!!
hope you, dh the dmil and the job are all ok this weekend!!

annie175
07-05-2012, 06:10 PM
Hey girls....well good news, depending on how you look at it...Sissy is NOT preggers. Personally, they are NOT ready for another babe.

annie175
07-05-2012, 06:21 PM
Laptop p*sses me off. Posts when I am not ready.

Sis is not on the pill or taking any other precautions. It will just be a matter of time. LIL man is still so lil. He is 9 mos almost and really only 7 mos in progression...still small and needs a LOT of attention.

CHELLE...glad DH did not have to go into the hsospital and so happy the new job makes you so happy...EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON...whether we know it or not. Congrats.!

Got to dad's house at 9 am. Got the rock ring decoragion done by 10:30 am. He wanted to buy lunch soe went to Subway and picked up some lunch. Was off by 1 pm to sissy's to visit and see lil manl. Ainsley was ther too so got a double treat. Got home around 3, my man was home at 3:45 pm today. Dinner was simple. Grilled BBQ chicken on the grill. Grilled yellow zuchinni on the grill and greebeans. He is now reasting on the couch watching one of his shows and I am posting and doing laundry. YEAH....

CEEG....I am NOT watering, don't car if grass is green or brown. I do not have to cut grass when it is dead which makes me very happy...I do water my veggie and flower gardens however.

MELLIE...hope your back is feeling better...it sucks. Backs out, we are out.

Not much else to post. Got to get to watering my gardens.

Have a marvelous day tomorrow/night.

Hey to all the worldlies....loves and hugs.

annie175
07-05-2012, 06:24 PM
Obviously I am tired and mucho typos in my past post....my apologies....

ceejay52
07-05-2012, 06:44 PM
Michelle,
Good news concerning dh's health.

Annie
Oh my, You must be relieved about Sissy not being preggers. Dinner sounds good.

Mel
Sounds like you need a rolling pin when the doctor comes back for a visit. Tell him no more bad diagnosis for you.

Shad
07-06-2012, 03:11 AM
Friday at last. Thank the heavens or who ever got me through the week. It isn't finished yet tho. I still have weekend support to do but I don't have to be at either mine all the time. Only when they have a problem.

Haven't got through all the posts yet. Will write a full report tomorrow

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MELODY525
07-06-2012, 07:43 AM
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NOTHING IS NEW SINCE LAST EVENING SO.......

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY/SATURDAY!! :beach:



SHAD.....MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND BET YOU CANNOT WAIT FOR THE FINALE!!
SENDING A LOT OF HUGS TO YOU MY LITTLE SISTER:hug:




ANNIE.....I AM GLAD SISSY IS NOT PREGNANT.
TOUGH ON HER BODY, FINANCES AND LITTLE JAKE NEEDS HIS MOM!!
DINNER ON THE GRILL.....YUM!!
WOULD YOU BELIEVE I HAVE NEVER HAD SUBWAYS??? OR QUIZNOS!
I LEAD A VERY SHELTERED LIFE:rofl: :rofl:




CEEJAY....I'LL KEEP A ROLLING PIN HANDY FOR HIS NEXT VISIT.
SURELY HOPE YOUR DAY IS COOLER. UP HERE THE REAKING PINT SHOULD BE SUNDAY.
TOMORROW WILL BE THE WORST SO FAR.:flame:

diyana
07-06-2012, 08:59 AM
Quick check in to say hi! I had to take DH's truck to work today as my brakes are BAD. I suggested we take it to the repair place, but since our honest mechanic sold his business to some weasels, DH doesn't trust them. He said he could replace the brakes this weekend if I help him.

Annie - I'm so glad Sam's not pregnant. That would've just been too hard on them, especially if Chris is gun-shy about marriage. I haven't started my new job yet...I start a week from Monday...but I'm still super thrilled!! Current job would be okay if it weren't for the dang commute. Anyway, just 5 more work days after today and I'll be leaving this long commute behind and starting the dream job. BTW, we got the box of books and magazines yesterday! DMIL was thrilled. She says getting your boxes is like "that holiday in December that shall not be named when we're in July". LOL !! Thanks mucho!

Mel - Sorry to hear you're in so much pain. I hope that eases up soon. :hug:

Big hugs to all! Stay cool sistas!

Much love,
Michelle

annie175
07-06-2012, 11:45 AM
Hidee Ho My worldlie sistas.......

Was completely pooped by 9 pm. C and went to bed, unfortunately, of course I woke up at 1 am and couldn't sleep...good think I like Reba as I watched about 6 episodes. Went and got into bed when C left for work at 4:30. Fell asleep around 5:30 and woke up at 7:30. Been to Aldi's and Walmart. Getting ready to head to Kroger to get beef and pork. Walmart selections on meat suck. And over priced. May watch lil man tonight or tomrorrow nite as Chris roommate from college is coming to town. They are going to dinner and drinks. I will keep monkey overnight. Kind of hoping for tomorrow night. Saturday morning am going to see Magic Mike with bf, Tami. It is not til 11:20, so sis should be able to pick up lil man before I need to leave.

Today I am going to spray around the house for bugs, mostly the d*mn ants. Then putting ant spikes around the house. That should detour them a bit. Also need to harvest my 4th batch of lettuce/spinach. Will get that all done today. It is so dang hot today 104 out there today. Next week is supposed to be 80s.

CHELLE...you are welcome for the magic box of goodies. I try to save my books but like I mentioned before I do not read as much in the summer. Five days til dream job. YEAH!!

MELLIE....Wish you lived near, then I would have someone more I could cook, clean and bring SUBWAY too...lol. We would certainly have soooooo much fun and laugh our arses off. MELLIE...as the doc about Cymbalta....not only does it cure head issues but also gives great relief to aches and pains. Amazing lil pill. Check into it.

SHADLET...here is the bright side to your work. At least there is an end to that one and you can move on to the next job.. Me however, stuck in the same ole job unless I want to put serious effort into looking for another. Don't have the energy for that.

CEEG...what chu got going on this weekend? Maybe staying home and relaxing.

LAURA....you are having the heat as we are...only you are getting a bit of rain...we are not. Ground is cracking, grass is green and like Jimmy crack corn, I don't care. lol.

Hello to all the worldlies.

Love and hugs

happy2bme
07-06-2012, 11:51 AM
Hi ladies,

Happy Friday kids. I forgot I had to go for a blood test early morning. Good thing I woke up early, rolled over and remembered it. Scrambled into the shower and made it on time. Ugly clouds are rolling in. We were just standing outside watching them swirl. Cool too - 66 right now. Ahhhh refreshing compared to what we've been dealing with...

Annie - I was thinking the same thing about Lil Man being still quite little and maybe needing some extra one on one for a while yet. Not the time to be having another baby. If Chris is aware that she's not on BC and he's not doing anything either - then I hope the powers that be intervene on not making a mess of things. :dunno: I think in hindsight we probably were better off putting the fear of God into our kids the way our parents did to us - sometimes kept us from making silly decisions :lol: Hope you can enjoy some relaxing time with C this weekend.

Mel - with all your yummy meals from TJs does this mean your tummy is feeling more to normal after the meds? Not sure you are missing anything by never having a sub sandwich from the chains. You HAVE however had at least one grinder(grine-duh) in your life, haven't you? I'm glad you were able to investigate and figure out what was giving you the intestinal issues. I told DH one has to take some owness and not just rely on the doc's opinions.

Yikes Michelle - more car troubles? :( Good thing DH can do some repairs although I'd not be chomping at the bit to replace brakes :yikes: Might even rather do laundry and clean the oven instead :lol:

Shad - your post reminds me of a classic phrase one of my former co-workers told me - "all you're missing is the aggrivation..." (when I said I wasn't sure if I missed working yet). Hope the on call weekend is quiet.

Looks like the worst of the storm is coming through so I'm going to get off for a bit now. Have a good Friday chicks...

upswife
07-06-2012, 12:10 PM
I'm still here worldly chicks..been super busy running around. Just a little crispy after our day at the pool. will catch up in the next few days and will do personals. Happy weekend everyone!

MELODY525
07-06-2012, 12:18 PM
MICHELLE.....IT'S CALLED.......

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ceejay52
07-06-2012, 12:33 PM
Annie
Yes, I'm staying home this week end. It's to hot to be traveling very far.

Ellen
A day by the pool sound like fun.

Mel
Your TJ finds sound good. I may have to see what our local super market has or make a run to the super walmart.

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I have a feeling that I'm going to cancel the long trip to Pigeon Forge. This 8hour drive is spooking with the heat. I have till Thursday to call and cancel to get a full refund. I may go talk to my bf this afternoon to see what she thinks.

annie175
07-07-2012, 12:06 AM
Good middle of the night'/day to all.....

Maybe I just do not require the sleep that most people do or I am to tired to care....I don't know anymore...but wish I could sleep better...I mean what the H is wrong with me that I cannot sleep????

Got enough stuff done that today was not a total waste. Harvested enough lettuce/spinach and green onion for an army. Got it all cleaned and bagged. What the heck I am going to do with it all baffles me, everyone says they do not need anymore. To make matters worse, it will be all ready to harvest in another week or two. I know, it is only lettuce etc...let it go...but it just makes me crazy to not harvest and keep it.

Tomatos are getting big, but still green, will all probably turn ripe at the same time....thank God I make salsa and save a lot of tomatos not to have the same problems as the lettuce..lol

CEEG...Tennessee had a LOT of bad weather in the past few days with tornados and storms, not sure of Pigeon Forge but might be worth checking into it before making the trip...I understand about the hot weather and not wanting to travel. It is miserable here.

MELLIE...you just couldn't stand it...Christmas in July...Oh Mellie only you could get away with it...good for you for thinking of happy things like Christmas...xoxo

HAPPY...I wish we were looking to a storm. It is so dry here. It is just awful.. Today was 105 and tomorrow is the same. No relief til the middle of next week for temps, but no water....blah.

ELLEN.....Is it not enough that you stay busy with all the kiddos and the job too. Hope you get some peace somewhere. xoxo

Not much else going on here. Finishing the laundry and watching Golden Girls...what an exciting Friday nite....blah,..,may be babysitting lil man tomorrow nite but won't know till tomorrow afternoon.....nothing like being on call........

Loves and hugs....

MELODY525
07-07-2012, 06:49 AM
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GOOD MORNING chicks


I AM USING THIS WEEKEND AS MY HOLIDAY.
HOPING EVERY9ONE BEHAVES.
THERE WILL BE A MAN SITTING IN THE LOBBY ALL DAY UNTIL MICNIGHT.
HOPEFULLY HE CAN WATCH OVER THE SENIORS.
TALKED TO THE MAYOR LAST NIGHT AND MY BOSS.
THE PEEPS HERE WERE BEGINNING TO FALL LIKE FLIES.
WHAT CAN I SAY.....IT'S BLOODY HOT.
3 SENIORS WENT TO THE HOSPITAL.
ONLY ONE CAME HOME. NOBODY LISTENS.:faint:
THIS YEAR I WILL BE GOOD AND STAY UPSTAIRS IN MY OWN A/C! :angel:

NOTHING MUCH NEW. DELIGHTING IN MY TJ FOOD.
THEN HAD A CALL FROM JEN.
SHE & RICHIE ARE LIKE 2 MOTHER HENS.
NOW THEY'RE CALLING EACH OTHER TO SEE IF I LIE:rofl:
RICHIE SPILLED THE BEANS...HE CANNOT KEEP A SAECRET:lol3:
HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT WEEKEND AND BE CAREFUL:hug:






MICHELLE....WHEN YOU GUYS DO THE BRAKEANNIES I HOPE DH IS BEING CAREFUL OF THE LUNGS.
OTHERWISE IT WILL BE A TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL:rollpin:
PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES.






ANNIE......DO THOSE ANT SPOKES WORK??? WE NEED THEM HERE.
THEY USE SOME KIND OF WHITE POWDER MADE BY ORTHO.
HOPE YOU & MONKEY HAVE A GOOD TIME. .....ENJOY YOUR MOVIE TOO!!!
PART 2: I WISH WE COULD TAKE ALL YOUR PRODUCE OFF YOUR HANDS!!
WE NEED TO MOVE CLOSER FOR SURE:hug:
THE XMAS IN JULY IS ON THE TV TOO.....OR WILL BE SOON I HOPE:hohoho:
THEY SHOWED ALL THE XMAS MOVIES ON THE HALL MARK CHANNEL LAST YEAR.
I TRY TO KEEP HAPPY THOUGHTS AROUND ME ALL THE TIME....SENDING SOME TO YOU TOO :hug:
*****Also......read th side effects on the meds you take.
They often interrupt sleep patterns.
Especially when combined with another drug or vitamin ets. Just thinking outloud.
I know one of mine did in the hosp last year and they took me off of it. I forget which it was.
Any drug that can change the chemistry in the brain can change the sleep pattern.
Wishing you sweet dreams. :cloud9:




HAPPY......THE TUMMY FEELS BETTER BUT THE FOOD LEAVES VERY QUICKLY! (get the picture?)
CAN'T SEEM TO GET OVER THE CIPRO JUST YET. (yogurt & probiotics have the opposite effect on me)
BUT MAYBE SOON IT WILL END. THANK GOD FOR GOOGLE. & THANKS FOR ASKING. :hug:
HOPE THAT WASN'T TOO MUCH INFO. :rofl:
HOPE YOUR BLOOD TESTS WENT WELL & THE DIABETES IS UNDER CONTROL.
I WAS THINKING OF YOU WHEN JOHN CAME FOR A VISIT THE OTHER DAY.
YOU WERE BOTH ON THE SAME MEDS AT THE TIME WAY BACK WHEN IN TENN.
I WOULD LOVE SOME 66 DEGREES IF YOU WOULD SHARE PLEASE :hug:
IT'S FRIGGIN' AFRICA HOT HERE STILL. STAY COOL & SAFE FROM THE STORMS!!
PS: WHAT IS A GRINDER?!?!?!?!??







ELLEN ........DON'T GET TOO CRISPY FRIED OUTSIDE. ENJOY THE POOL
DON'T KNOW ANYONE ELSE WHO DESERVES IT MORE!!!:swim:





CEEJAY.....I AM SORRY TO SEE YOU ARE THINKING OF CANCELLING THE TRIP.
I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE AGAIN.
IT WOULD BE SUCH A HAPPY REUNION TOO. KEEP US POSTED:hug:

Laura705
07-07-2012, 07:54 AM
Morning all. Thanks for your birthday wishes! I had a nice day.

Mel - As well as your doc thinks he knows you and as educated as docs are, you best know how you feel. And with you "listening" so closely to what your body says and keeping track of what you've eaten, you can really be the one to help yourself feel better. Good for you!! Like your new avatar. :)

Shad - Hope the support weekend is quiet and you're able to relax and enjoy yourself. :yoga:

Happy - 66 degrees sounds delightful. :D

Ceejay - Sorry the heat is making you rethink your trip. It wouldn't be the drive so much as the prospect of making it only to be forced by the heat to spend it all indoors... :flame:

Michelle - I'm so happy to hear that dh's health news is positive. Does that mean he doesn't have pneumonia?? Oy, sorry to hear about the brake trouble. When it rains it pours. Hate to think of you two out in the heat working on the car!! But it'll save you a bundle of $$ and you can trust your own work vs. the weasel mechanic. I'm glad you're so happy about this job, and that it comes with good benefits. :)

Annie - So you're feeling like a rabbit with all the lettuce you're harvesting? I've never grown lettuce, but I know it's got to be a major accomplishment to keep it going well in this heat!! We're getting storms coming through our area, but the amount of rain they bring seems to be very limited/scattered. I think it's a good thing dd isn't preggers right now, the lil guy needs more time having mama to himself. Enjoy your time babysitting him this weekend. :bb: I'm sorry you're not sleeping well - what's with that? Too much going on in your head I imagine. I hope you get a good night's sleep soon!! I suppose when the lil guy starts getting mobile, he'll run you ragged and you'll sleep just fine, LOL. :D

Ellen - I guess the pool is really the only kind of outdoor activity to do in this kind of heat. Keep the sunscreen coming! :sunny:
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My Thursday was nice. My friend came over and we went to lunch an then a movie. She and bf were particularly interested in seeing "Prometheus" (prequel to the Aliens movies). I wasn't, but she'd already seen "Magic Mike" (darnit), so I went along figuring it would be entertaining even if it's not really my cup of tea. And it was entertaining. I'm always so amazed at how creative people can be, and what a big undertaking movies like that are to make.

That night, bf grilled dinner - brats and pork chops and corn on the cob, which we had with salads from the deli, yum.

Friday morning was more girl chat over coffee/tea and bday cake. It was nice. The afternoon was lunch and some errands which were no fun in this abominable heat. Bf and I finally decided to move a couple things in the garage and put the car in there. We park our car in the garage in winter, so we never just pile stuff in there for storage, so we just had a couple bikes to move (the two old Schwinn's bf is selling) and that was about it. Usually the car's fine on the driveway in the summer with the foil thingy covering the windshield, but it's just too hot at the moment...

Spent the rest of the afternoon and evening indoors with my book and the tv. Making good headway through The Good Wife season 2, but after that we'll be waiting til Sept. for season 3 to be released on dvd. Boo.

Today is supposed to be in the 90's...that'll feel better. No plans for me. Bf will go to a party by himself because he always wants to hang out ultra late with these friends and I don't!! If we had two cars we could go separately and I could leave when I wanted, but no. I'm fine with staying home alone. My sis invited us over for Sunday - my SIL is in town for a couple weeks and we always get together once during that time (besides seeing each other at the Relay for Life). This always gives me the guilts because I'm just not close with my family and because I admit to not trying very hard to get closer. And horrible me, I resent that suddenly my nice long weekend has to end with an obligatory family thing... What is wrong with me?? Oh well, I'm not the only one with family dysfunction.

Okay, I'll stop rambling now. Everyone have a wonderful weekend. :)

Laura705
07-07-2012, 08:09 AM
Mel you snuck in on me. Sorry to hear some folks are succumbing to this horrible heat!! Even though you may not like it, I'm glad you have two mother hens watching out for you. :yes:

What's a grinder????!!!! I thought for sure as an East Coaster you'd be very familiar with them. Bf and I make a special trip into the city to a place that sells them - yum, essentially a baked submarine sandwich is what I understand them to be. Our guy's place is called Eastern Style Pizza and besides pizzas, he bakes those sandwiches in his pizza oven. Love 'em!

ceejay52
07-07-2012, 09:57 AM
I'm calling today to cancel the reservation on the hotel room. It's too hot to travel in my opinion.

Annie
I did check out the storms that Pigeon Forge had. The main damage was in the National Park area. I did want to see every one. My niece will be 20 week pregnant and she complains about the California weather. She'll be inside all day. I've thought about driving in two four hours in the morning.

Mel
Do the seniors have air conditioners in their rooms?

Laura
Sounds like you had a fun day. Stay cool.


Ellen, Happy, Shad :wave:

happy2bme
07-07-2012, 11:19 AM
Good morning all,

Been watching the weather - why is it that with almost total certainty you can count on the weather.com site's radar NOT to display when you have local bad weather around???? I rely on the radar more than anything for the weather since they can't seem to predict anything accurately. We're had some pretty serious storms all around us but most divert just as they are coming to our town. We have gotten some regular rain which is good. But so many of you are having the insufferable heat. I looked at Chicago yesterday - it was 94 degrees at 11pm. And as Annie says - 105 :yikes: That's crazy. Hopefully the weather will be breaking today for you guys south of me and I see a bunch of storms heading over to Mel's. And they said Global Warming is a figment to scare the public :no: :no: Yesterday was overcast and blessedly cool and pleasant. It was 62 degrees here at the same time it was 94 in Chicago. I'll take our weather, thanks much. We did get some hot days - was 97 the other day and the garden veggies just perked up their happy little heads. I think my sugar snap peas are sort of wilty but DH said they are doing fine. I only get to harvest about 5 at a time and have eaten them raw - delicious!

I have been wanting a camera of my own for a long time. DH has 2 really good ones but they are too much of a pain for me to use and download pictures and I wanted something easy to use that I could take pictures of my own. Talked it over with DH who said go for it. After some research decided on a Canon Powershot 510 which came yesterday. Looks really easy to use, DH took some test shots and they came out nicely. I am going to read up on how to use it today and told him we should plan an outing tomorrow for both photo opportunities and fun - most of the tourists should be heading out of here by tommorow. DH got 2/3 of the garage re-arranged yesterday so that we can get the cars in there again, he made it easy to get at the boxes in there and asked if I could set a goal to go through at least 2 boxes a week. That's do-able. It's been on my mind too because before we know it, we'll be heading into autumn and I have to get that stuff sorted out before the cold weather hits again. And I won't have time in autumn because that is the season I am most looking forward to out here. I got a tiny glimpse of the colors up here last September and they were just starting to turn. DH came a couple of times after me and said the colors were breathtaking so I intend to spend alot of time out and about taking "color drives" in the month of October. Also some good local festivals starting the end of September.

I am also debating about cutting my hair short. I don't want to, don't like short hair on me but right now my hair is long - a few inches down my back. And it is coming out in bunches and not sure why although they did knock down my thyroid medicine. I know longer hair is more stressing on the scalp, especially when you wash it. If I cut it now, it will have some time to grow back during the warmer months before everything slows down for winter. The flip side is that I like to pull it off my neck when it's hot and put it into a pony tail (tiny as it might be ;) ) and tuck it in my cap when I go for an ATV ride as I HATE hair flying in my face. Not sure what to do, maybe I'll sit on it another month. Would get a chin length bob at the shortest since I don't have a face for short hair.

Ceejay - that's unfortunate you chose to cancel your vacation. Was your BF planning on traveling with you or would you have been driving by yourself? I know it's a very long drive to do in one shot. I'm sure everyone will miss seeing you.

Laura - thanks for mentioning that Prometheus was the prequel to the Alien movie series. I saw trailers for it, looked interesting but I generally don't like scary movies like that. As for your family, well everyone is different. I am very close to my sister and Mom and from what I've seen in most people, we are the odd ones out. Most people I know are not close to their family - goofy controlling Moms, siblings with opposite points of view or siblings who just aren't into getting together. My DH has never been close to his siblings and since his Mom died in '79, can count on one hand the number of times we've seen each other. He has no contact with them now. I have some family members who talk about "family first and family should stick together" and then do some things that aren't very nice or family-centric. I told my cousin that just because people are family, doesn't automatically make them ok in my book or mean you have to accept them. My cousin up this way is on my dad's side of the family and we stopped seeing Dad's side once 8th grade graduation parties were over and done with - mostly because Dad's side was mostly alchoholics who would get falling down drunk which encouraged my Dad to do the same. I am just getting reaquainted with my cousins after a 35 year gap. So... I'm just saying that if you're not into getting together with your family, don't let it bother you. :dunno: And sometimes like this party you are attending, you just have to buck up and show face although I completely understand about having to waste time on something you'd rather not interfering with precious free time.

Mel - geez I hope you get a break from the heat. What is it about seniors that they refuse to be sensible about keeping cool? I know it's not always about the money / cost of air conditioning. I had to laugh :lol3: about Ritchie and Jen comparing notes on you - I do that with my sister over my Mom so watch out lady - not so easy to pull the wool over the kids eyes :rofl: :rofl: My sister has the same opposite effect with yogurt that you do. What about ginger to calm the stomach? I actually like a water beverage that contains thinly sliced cucumber, grated fresh ginger, thinly sliced lemon rounds and some fresh mint sprigs in a pitcher of cold water I keep in the refrigerator. The ginger helps to calm the tummy down and it's quite refreshing, especially in the heat you are getting. I will find out about the blood test results next week when I go back to the doctor. Wish I could send you some cool air but that's one of the benefits of being up north I guess - we're on top of the jet stream that is sweeping all that hot air across the country. I'm surprised you don't know about grinders - Laura described them perfectly. I first ate one (a delicious meatball one) when we went back to Rhode Island to visit DH's family. We made it a ritual every time we went back - good pizza too! I suppose you have the New York influence - different foods than the typical New England fare. Your pizza is different too - soft crust, humongous slices meant to be folded and eaten. Ok, will stop before I get accused of food porn :lol: Stay cool in your apartment and enjoy your holiday weekend. ;)

Annie - did you maybe grow too much produce there? My co-worker would do the same - she said she grew alot because her family ate alot but as the summer boom hit, she'd be coming in with big Walmart bags full of the stuff every other day. I planted 2 spinach plants, 2 arugulas, one mixed spring greens and one butter lettuce mix and I have to admit that L.B. is eating far more of it than we are :o - but he's sure enjoying it. I find alot of the lettuces sort of bitter actually and found I have to eat the spinach when the leaves are smaller and more tender. My cousin told me that you only have to plant chives once - they will winter over in the ground and come back year after year. We had wild scallions that grew like weeds in TN so I've almost been afraid to plant them.

DH just announced he is going up to my cousin's and I wanted to check out the farmers market up that way so of course now I have 5 minutes notice to get ready. Back later....

annie175
07-07-2012, 05:59 PM
Good HOT afternoon...109 in my car and 105 on the outside thermometer. Went to see Magic Mike starring my heart throb Matthew McConaughey. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. It has no story line and if boring. Such a dissappointment. Then went to Wendy's for the new almond berry salad. Quite yummy....went with my bestie Tami. Had a good time.

After that, Dad had called me at 745 am today wanting White Castles...YUCK. So bought those and went and visited while he ate the nasty gut bombers. YUCK.....

Home now, getting dinner ready to go on the grill. Cheeseburgers and potatos and onions. C will be late tonight as he is on his own now and running his route. Until he gets the hang of it, he will probably be late. Learning computer, paperwork and the route. He is such a smart man it probably will not take long.

MELLIE....thanks for the heads up on the meds and sleeping...probably some are interferring with my sleep patterns, however I have not slept through the night since my kidlets were born and then when my ex would come home in the middle of the night and want to argue and fight. I have been a light sleeper ever since. Once I am awake, no matter what time it is, I am awake and up. It certainly sucks.

LAURA...nuttin like girll time.....I had that today with my bf with the movie and lunch. I really miss times like that. We chat about so dang much. We are talking about going to Talbot steet bar which is a drag queen bar. We might be taking our men with us. It should be extra good. I mean really, where do they put their junk.

CEEG...I think you did the right thing cancelling your hotel. It is just too dang hot out there. I call my dad like 4 times a day to make sure he does not get an inklilng to go out and sit on the porch in this mess. So far he has complied with my thoughts.

HAPPY....I only put in one single line of lettuce and one single line of spinach...God only knows why it took off and is growing like no other....so amazing. It is the first year it has gone crazy with just two rows. Especially since I planted from seeds...just crazy....but that is ok...I usually find someone to give it to.

Lil man will be here in about 30 minutes so best be gettin' my act together...
Hello to ALL the worldlies...hope your night/morning is going GREAT...just like Tony the Tiger.

Sweet dreams....Great coffee....

Love and hugs....

annie175
07-07-2012, 06:01 PM
PS...I am not really an idiot. This laptop makes me type incorrectly. I am still getting used to this tiny keyboard. Especially since at work I have an eronomic keyboard. This is just a struggle for me. xoxo

ceejay52
07-07-2012, 06:20 PM
Woot woot, I talked to my sis this afternoon. I told her that my friend had cancelled on me and that I might not get to come. I told her that I could make the 8 hour trip in two days instead of one. I'm cancelling the hotel reservation and will be staying with them which will be a lot easier on me. And I don't have to come home on Monday as previously planned. It's working out for the best. Sis has looked up the weather and said it would be 80's for the highs and 60's for the low's. And it's supposed to rain here tomorrow and Monday. I'm excited again.

Shad
07-07-2012, 08:11 PM
Morning all,
On second day of call and nothing is happening here. I am not sure whether it is because they took notice of my lessons or are being bloody lazy and not doing any computer work. If I were to take a guess it would be the latter.
My time here is drawing to an end. It has had good and bad points. On the upside, I have had two contractor companies approach me to do some work for them and today have received an e-mail from the UK outlining some jobs I might like to look at and I have met a lot of nice people and done some good things. On the downside, I've had to deal with some raving idiots and my patience has been sorely tested at times and because the company is actually owned by the Chinese, I've had to deal with some cultural and sticky situations. Like wanting to shout - for chrissakes get your balls uncrossed and stop thinking about the year 100AD - and - why would you give a man a level of money to authorise and not allow him to authorise his own spending up to the level? Get a grip! Still not my problem.

Ceejay - sorry can't understand why you don't want to go to this shindig. Surely the RAV 4 has air conditioning and they are built to withstand just about everything except a nuclear blast. If you have a pregnant niece prepared to make the journey, then what's your beef again???

Happy - goes much against my grain when I hear you talking about feeding the rabbit. I'm not big on feeding any wildlife because if they get used to it, then they will not survive if for some reason you can not feed them forever. Sorry to be a grinch or a grouch. Sounds like the garden is doing very well and you will be eating well at least for the summer. Enjoy the new camera. I loved my Canon cameras as well.

Annie - Auntie Mel might be right about the chemical reaction in your brain, however I always find that stress, overwork, and denial of problems is the thing that keeps me awake at night. At the moment I am sleeping well. Long may it last. Wish C well on his new venture into the world of self employment. There is no better boss than yourself. I love my boss!! :rofl:

Michelle - Hope you get the brakes sorted. My car needs new pads. I was sort of hoping DS2 might have done it already, but although I know he has the pads, I haven't heard about the deed being done yet.

Ellen - hope you are keeping cool beside the pool. It's probably the only thing that keeps the kids sane at the moment.

Laura - families are funny things. I always remember the plaque my mum and dad had hanging in the dining room that said:
"God gave us our Family. Thank God we can choose our friends" A friend of theirs had bought it as a souvenir from Blenheim Palace. You have to deal with them on the given day and not dwell on the pain or problems they have caused in the past or will cause in the future.

Mel - so the chickens are looking out for you and conspiring behind your back hey. Well we have a bit of a problem here. Would they rather annoy you with their care bear attitude or answer to me if something happened to you? Wonder which is worse - your ire up close or mine from a distance and getting closer?

Anyway, speaking of families and the annoyance etc. Mine are attempting to get on my wick as well so to speak.
My ex rung my sister at the end of June but failed to leave a message which led her to believe she may have become a greataunt. Not so, he was only ringing her for her birthday and to make dinner arrangement for the weekend visit of DS2 and his lady friend.
My nephew threw a decent wobbly and got rid of his live in g/f who was only a couple of months back his 'soulmate' and he more or less broke in to her place and took back all the gifts he had given her. He ditched a really lovely lady who loved him for her. Stupid b*stard
My DS1 is reporting all is well to a point in his neck of the woods although madam has not yet fully calmed down after her doctor mentioned the baby might be a tad small
DS2 took g/f to meet his father who claims to have a wonderful new friend. She thinks he is sweet. Might have to revise my opinion of her downwards.
Ds2 might be considering engagement. I get the feeling!
My niece who presented me with a greatniece 3 years ago informs us all that she is pregnant again and due in January.
And I am quietly esconced in the Hunter Valley and some of those bottles are looking better everyday.

Best go check up on Facebook and then do some housework. I also need to go down the road and fill the car with petrol otherwise I may not make work tomorrow. See ya all

Laura705
07-07-2012, 08:15 PM
Ceejay - I'm so glad your trip is back on - I know you were looking forward to it. :)

Annie - Hope the lil guy is being a good little cutie for you tonight. Darn, yours is the second negative review about Magic Mike. I guess if anything I'll wait until the DVD is released and see if the library will have it. I'm typing on my laptop keyboard right now and I don't like it either. And that dumb little red button that's supposed to be the mouse, or that little touchpad that can be the mouse - don't like that either. I'm so sorry your temps haven't cooled by now. :( We had a great day today - cooler (low 80's) with a nice breeze - and I finally got to open the windows and turn off the AC.

Happy - Okay, glad I'm not the only one resenting the obligatory family gatherings...Short hair, huh? I'm not considering short hair, but I've been thinking about getting bangs. Not sure...I have cowlicks that would make them difficult to manage. And I don't like my hair on my face, so I have my doubts bangs would work out for me. But who knows, myabe I'll just take the plunge sometime. Enjoy your new camera. I have a Canon Powershot A630, 8 megapixels, can't remember the occasion for which I purchased it, but it was many years ago. Never did learn to use a fraction of the features...makes me feel guilty, and now I use my cell phone's camera most of the time. But you have plenty of time to learn how to use yours. :D

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Nothing much to report since this morning. I went to Kohl's and bought 3 tops for work, 1 casual top, a pair of clearance pj's and some clearance jewelry - 2 pairs of earrings, a necklace and a necklace/earrings combo set. I was in there forever, but at least I have more tops for work. Got my 15% off and earned $20 in Kohl's cash. Put a reminder in my phone's calendar for the dates I can use it - the last couple times I earned some, I neglected to used it!! Not this time.

Took doggy for a nice walk this afternoon - last several days we've only gone around the block due to the heat. We also sat out in the yard afterwards. Doggy was loving it.

Oh, forgot to mention it this morning - for your amusement: Yesterday I used a pen to scratch my upper back and when I was done, realized the cap was off the pen, LOL. :lol: Yup, ink marks on my back. :D

Toodles for now.

ceejay52
07-07-2012, 09:55 PM
Shad
I wasn't liking that the trip was an 8 hour drive, but I've decided to break it up into 2, 4 hour drives, maybe longer depending on how this body can fare in the car. Told my sis they may have to prize me out of the car once I got there.

Laura
Sounds like you have gotten some good deals shopping.

I checked the radar. Thought I heard it thunder. This rain is coming in from the East to West. Hope it stays together.

annie175
07-08-2012, 12:40 AM
Yes, yet another night of sleeplessness. I do not normally have anything going on in my mind. Just lay there for about 30 mins and if I am not back asleep, I get up. I am certainly convinced that sleep is way overrated. If I take a PM pill I can sleep about 6 hours, but I refuse to rely on them so only take them about once a week when a few days have gone by without the required sleep.

Lil man and C are sound asleep. He is such a good baby and oh so happy. He is the highlight in my life. I love him so very much. It is amazing. He will be 9 mos on the 19th of July. Which in his world is 7 mos. He is sitting up, has two teeth, and "sniping" around on the floor. Not actually crawling, but gets around. He loves peas, carrots, sweet potatos and bananas. Same as Samantha when she was a baby....she doesn't like peas now. Go figure.

C and I have nothing on the agenda for tomorrow. God love him, he is so tired in the evening...I am thinking he will be taking a nap tomorrow. He certainly deserves it and I do not mind at all....I just hang out in the backyard in my lil baby pool. lol

You go CEEG....vacation like its your last....that is the only way to vacation. Glad the sis is having you stay with them...it will be so much funner..haha a word? funner? lol

SHADDIE...I think it is time to get out of that job and for you to move on....I feel some negative vibes from your post. Sprinkling happiness into your from afar!

LAURA...so funny about the pen and back scratching. Now I am sure you have created a beautiful picture on your back that could be taken with a camera and posted on ebay for $$. lol. Yeah hold out for the rental on Magic Mike. Then again, I wouldn't even rent it. We were bored and started talking about where to go to lunch. Granted there are a couple of good one liners but other than that ...a big fat BLAH!

Guess I will post this and go lay on the couch and watch King of Queens. Or whatever sitcom is on at this hour.

Good Morning/Night to all....

Shad
07-08-2012, 05:20 AM
And I am officially a Granny. We have a little girl called Sophia. She weighs in at somewhere around 2.440 - that about 5lbs.

Hold the granny jokes

MELODY525
07-08-2012, 07:52 AM
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OMG!!!! IT'S A BRAND NEW BABY GIRL!!!
I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU SHAD.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD MISS SOPHIA:bb:
YOU HAVE A PASSLE OF NEW AUNTIES WHO WILL LOVE YOU!!! :love:
(NOTICE I DID NOT SAY GRANNIES) :rofl:
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!


SHAD.....THE FAMILY UPDATE HAD ME IN TEARS OF LAUGHTER....
TO SAY NOTHING OF THE WORK REPORT. FOOLS!!
THE UK??? COMPANIES IN OZ OR WAY OVER THE BIG POND???
EASY FOR ME TO LAUGH OVER HERE AND DISTANCED FROM IT ALL :hug:
OMG....YOU NEED TO WRITE A BOOK.
HOPE YOU DON'T HURT THE DS2'S NEW GF!!
IF SHE LIKES THE EX SO MUCH...
LET HER HAVE HIM :rofl: :rofl:
SHE CAN TURN TO HIM EACH TIME SHE & DS2 HAVE A LITTLE SPAT DOWN THE ROAD!!!! ROFLMAO




LAURA....THANKS FOR THE GRINDER DESCRIPTION.
I WILL HAVE TO TAKE A POLL TPO SEE WHAT WE CALL THEM.
I THINK JUST PANNINIS (sp) I'VE NEVER HEARD GRINDERS BEFORE :rofl:
SORRY YOU MISSED MATTHEW!!! AND FOR MORE ALIENS NO LESS:lol3:
NICE TO SEE YOIU STILL CELEBRATING YOUR BIRTHDAY...:hb:
YOU HAVE ANOTHER DAY TO DO IT ALL BY YOURSELF!!:hug:
I HEAR YA ON FAMILY & NOT BEING CLOSE.
A FEW YEARS AGO I GAVE UP.
NOT SURE I MADE THE RIGHT DECISION. LOL




CEEJAY....GLAD YOU ARE STILL GOING AND JUST TAKE IT EASY.
YOU'LL GET THERE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER:hug:
MAYBE THEY CAN HAVE A NICE COLD DRINK READY FOR YOU BY THE DRIVEWAY!!! :lol3:
IT WOULD HVE BEEN A SHAME TO MISS YOUR FAMILY. ENJOY.




HAPPY....WEHAT A DILEMMA WITH THE HAIR.
I HAVE THOUGHT OF DOING THAT AT LEAST A HUNDRED TIMES"lol3:
HOPE YOU ENJOY THE NEW CAMERA.
THEN WE WILL EXPECT PICS ON HERE TOO! LOL
THE COLORS IN THE FALL MUST BE BREATHTAKING.
AND THE BEAR WILL BE READY FOR SLEEP!! HA!
HOW WAS THE FARMER'S MARKET AND VISIT????




ANNIE....I FORGOT YOU HAD SAID BEFORE ABOUT SLEEP BEING BAD SINCE THE KIDDOS.
MAYBE YOU ARE STUCK IN "MOMMY MODE" WHERE WE'RE EXPECTED TO HEAR ALL UNNATURAL NOISES!!!!!!
WISH WE COULD HELP YOU OUT. SLEEP IS SO IMPORTANT.:hug:
HOPE YOUR AREA COOLS OFF SOON. THIS IS JUST TO FRIGGING HOT:flame:
HAD A LAUGH ABOUT DAD....SOME SENIORS SENT THE BUS DRIVER OUT FOR "HOT DOG STAND" HOT DOGS.
THERE IS A CART NEAR OUR BLDG AND THE SENIORS LOVE THEM.
BET THEY WERE ALL SORRY FOR THEM A FEW HOURS LATER!!:lol3:





:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKS
YESTERDAY DRAGGED ON FOREVER.
I DID LET THE MAINT.MAN LEAVE 2 HRS EARLY...THE MAYOR AGREED.
ONE MORE DAY OF HEAT AND THEN 80'S FOR NEXT WEEK.
HE TOLD ME NEXT WEEKEND IS ANOTHER HEATWAVE.
I BETTER GET OUTSIDE THIS WEEK IN BETWEEN THE THUNDER STORMS.
LAST NIGHT'S WAS A BEAUT.
JUST RODE AROUND THE BLDG CHECKING ON THINGS
BUT DID NOT GO OUT OF MY WAY.
KEPT TO MYSLEF AND ALSO CLEANED OUT OUR LITTLE LIBRARY.
TOSSED ENOUGH BATTERED BOOKS OUT SO I COULD LOAD THE REVOLVING RACKJ WITH THE VIDEOS.
NOW THEY ARE SELF SERVE. :D
OFF TO BREAKFAST....HAVE A GREAT DAY.

annie175
07-08-2012, 08:31 AM
CONGRATS SHADDIE, welcome to nanna hood!

MELLIE...Our weather is supposed to be in the 80s. Have not heard about next weekend however. I am an outdoors person and I must say I have not been out in it much at all. Just the evenings to water the gardens and that is about it.

Hello to all the girls...Looks lil monkey will have a new girlfriend..Miss Sophia.

ceejay52
07-08-2012, 10:40 AM
Shad
Congratulations on the new grand daughter. She will be a joy. Love the name Sophia.

Annie
I know what you mean by this hot weather. I got outside last night when it was barely beginning to get dark. My poor a.c. has done wonders this year.

Mel
That's what I told my sis, I'll get their one way or the other. When my cousin came from the pan handle of Tx she broke her drives up in to segments also.She had 12 hours in front of her. I'm getting more excited to as I don't have to worry about the other party going back to work on a certain day. I have off 10 days.
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Don't know what happened to the internet last night. And I'm not sure exactly what I did to get it back on but here I am. But they always tell me to unplug every thing then try it again. That's what I did.

diyana
07-08-2012, 11:05 AM
Good morning everyone -

I had a migraine yesterday afternoon, so I went to sleep early and then was rudely interrupted by fireworks going off nearby...in our own subdivision!! :yikes: With as dry as everything is, DH and I were fairly freaked. There is still a ban on fireworks this year, but I guess these folks didn't care. They weren't just setting off the small-scale stuff either...these were professional grade like you see at a big public display. Really freaked us out...and scared Mischief half to death. We live next door to a sheriff, but as luck would have it, I guess they were out of town. :tantrum: We were really hoping he'd use his badge and shut the fireworks down before they caught the whole neighborhood on fire. :( Don't get me wrong, we love fireworks (even if Mischief doesn't), but with as dry as everything is...why risk it?

I tackled the washing and drying portion of Mount Washmore yesterday...now I just have to do the folding.

DH was able to replace my brakes yesterday. I helped him by getting him all the tools so he could just stay seated. He had a good oxygen level before he started working on the brakes, and it was the same when he finished...so no harm done. Today, if he's up to it, he'll either work on his car or mine; and if he's not feeling up to it, it can wait 'till next weekend.

Yesterday was lovely, in the mid 80s. It was still a bit muggy. Today is supposed to be in the upper 70s. I just wish we'd get some rain. All the rain seems to go north over Happy or south over Laura. :(

I'm waiting for DMIL to wake up and eat so we can go to the store. Also, I may go to the AT&T store and look at a phone I'm thinking of upgrading to. It's bigger than mine, and since I have small hands, I just want to see how it feels.


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Mel - So sorry to hear about the seniors having to go to the hospital. :( I hope you're taking good care of yourself this weekend and staying in the A/C.

Laura - DH does have pneumonia. But at least it's not a fungal infection, and he seems to be getting better. :crossed: And at least it was much cooler yesterday so working on the car wasn't too bad. Glad to hear "Prometheus" was entertaining. And Laura, you're definitely not the only one with family dysfunction...nothing wrong with you at all. I agree with Happy's comments. Nice that you were able to take Coal for a longer walk and enjoy some outside time with him. I sat in the yard with the dogs as well yesterday. :) too funny about scratching your back with a pen! I do that too!! the other day the cap came off, so I had to shake my shirt to get the cap to fall out the bottom of my shirt! :rofl:

Annie - I wish I lived close enough to take some of that lettuce off your hands. Bummer that you're not sleeping well. Have you tried melatonin or chamomile tea? Bummer that Magic Mike was a waste. :( I'll have to try that salad at Wendy's. It sounds yummy. I am glad that Sam isn't preggers. Lil Man needs more time with mama. I've been to drag queen performances once or twice...those men are GORGEOUS as women and usually look just like the women they are impersonating. Good for C for working so hard to succeed in self-employment!

Happy - It's so hard to trust the weather radar in the summer as with all the heat and humidity, you get "pop up" storms that appear out of nowhere. I'm glad the severe storms are avoiding you, and that you're getting some rain. Congrats on the new camera! It sounds fantastic! I didn't know that long hair was more stressing on the scalp. I guess my hair is so thin that I never thought about it. I've had long hair since I was around 9 years old, except for a brief stint with a curly perm and cut that was a cross between a shag and a mullet in the early 80s (what WAS I thinking?). All the talk of grinders and pizza has made me eager for lunch...and I just had breakfast! :rofl: I didn't know that chives were perennial. Interesting about the scallions in TN. It seems the produce plant that grows like weeds here is rhubarb.

Ceejay - I'm so glad you're breaking up the drive so you can still go on vacation. :) And that you'll be staying with your sister! :woohoo: And best of all you don't have to come back early because of someone else's work schedule! Sounds like you'll have a wonderful time!! I'm so happy for you!!

Shad - Congrats on being a grandma!! Welcome dear Sophia!!! And congrats on the impending nuptuals for DS2! Are those contractor companies from the UK suggesting jobs in the UK or on your side of the globe. It is frustrating to deal with raving idiots. I love the plaque about families and friends - it's so true.

Okay, DMIL is up and breakfast has been had by all...so we'll be heading out on errands soon.

Much love and many hugs,

happy2bme
07-08-2012, 12:04 PM
Good Sunday Morning Ladies,

Congrats Shad on the new granddaughter. Lovely name Sophia. And a tiny little thing although I was born just slightly over 5 pounds and grew up just fine :lol: So many babies being born early - what's the deal here???? I am glad to hear that all is well with the new parents. Maybe you won't be able to be there right at the moment but perhaps by the time you get there they will be willing to be more receptive to some practical mothering advice. I totally enjoyed your family update. Are you liking DS2's ladyfriend - aside from the fact that she thinks your ex is smashing? :rofl: May I borrow the phrase "get your balls uncrossed..." ? :lol3: Love it. Can't wait to casually drop that one in front of the boys :lol: :lol: :lol: Glad you got some new work contacts out of the current contract. Did I understand that you might be tapped for some work in the U.K.? - that would be interesting indeed. Get you closer to our side of the pond no less. Finally I understand your point about feeding L.B. I think it's DH missing having a pet. He certainly loves the wildlife out here and with the bear around we no longer have the deer and turkeys which he so enjoyed seeing. I am acutely aware of (and against) doing anything to the wildlife that would interfere with their survival on their own. We only give L.B. bits and since he has grown to a medium sized teenage bunny, he is eating less and less of what we offer him and I am most happy to see him digging in the grass eating clover and broadleaf grasses and all the things he should be surviving on. I'm pretty sure that in a month or two when he hits adult size, he will toddle down the road as his range of grazing goes farther and farther now that he is no longer the size of my hand.

Annie - how funny that Lil Man has already garnered himself a new girlfriend with a cute accent :lol3: I totally get how he is the love of your life - I think grandkids do that to people. Right now I am the age where I don't have the energy to chase 4 year olds like I once did but babies I can handle! I'm glad you are close enough to enjoy the little babe. So how much (or little) sleep do you get in a night? 4 hours? It certainly does not seem to affect your energy as you do more than 6 average women on any given day. I suppose as long as you aren't head clunking your desk at 2pm each day, it is what it is and I guess you have learned to deal with it. I feel for you though. I see that the heat broke in Chicago, hope it soon follows to your side of town. I'll bet Lil Man will just love sitting with you in the back yard kiddie pool. Hope C gets a chance to recharge the batteries - sounds like he has to work very, very hard at the new job.

Ceejay - that's a bummer that your friend cancelled out on the trip - long way to drive by yourself. Will be much easier if you have the time to split it into 2, four hours stints. And you can catch some scenic views from middle TN - pretty part of the country also. Glad you figured out a way to make it work - I'm sure your family is excited to see you.

Mel - grinders are not paninis. Different kind of bread. Different technique. I guess each region calls them something different:
Other names -

Barb Mills (ham and provolone cheese, baked)—North Central Pennsylvania, Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania in the 50's and 60's
Blimpie (shaped like a blimp)—From the Hoboken, New Jersey–founded chain, Blimpie.
Bomber (shaped like a bomber plane)—Upstate New York
Continental Roll—Australia[19]
Cosmo (cosmopolitan)—North Central Pennsylvania near Williamsport: a hot hoagie or a grinder
Dagwood
Filled Roll / Salad Roll—New Zealand
Gatsby-Cape Town, South Africa
Grinder (Italian-American slang for a dock worker)—New England.[5] Called grinder because it took a lot of chewing to eat the hard crust of the bread used. In Pennsylvania, the term grinder refers to a sandwich that has been heated. In eastern Massachusetts a grinder is a toasted sub, for example the sub is toasted in a pizza oven.
Hoagie—Southern New Jersey, and South-East and Central Pennsylvania—usually denotes lettuce, tomato and onions included.
Italian Sandwich—Maine and other parts of New England.
Poor boy—St. Louis
Po' Boy—Louisiana
Rocket (shaped like a rocket)—various areas.
Sous-marin—a variety popular in Montreal (also a literal translation of "submarine" into French)
Spuckie (Italian-American slang for a long roll)—Boston, Massachusetts (used particularly in Italian immigrant neighborhoods)
Sub—New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Michigan, Ohio
Torpedo (shaped like a torpedo)—New York, New Jersey, other areas.
Tunnel—Various New England areas.
Wedge (served between two wedges of bread)—Prevalent in Yonkers, New York and other parts of Westchester County, New York, The Bronx, Putnam County, New York and other portions of Upstate New York, as well as lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.[20]
Zeppelin or Zep—Various New England areas.


Hope you get a break in the weather so you can get a bit of sunshine and fresh air in between the rain and heat. Great idea to put the videos on a revolving rack for the seniors.

Laura - that is way too funny about the open pen and your new "back art" :lol3: Good idea about setting a reminder for the Kohl's cash. I hated that I could not combo that with a discount coupon so you just have to look for a good deal on the sales. Did you say that Coal has a doggy pool for these hot summer days?

Went to the other Farmers Market yesterday. Mostly craft type stuff. Too soon for veggies I guess although I did buy a box of delicious sugar snap peas which I washed and will eat raw as I love them. My garden snap peas are coming in but I only get about 5 a week. Next year I will plant about 10 plants to make sure I have enough for a dinner's serving. They don't take any garden space as they grow up the trellis. Also bought 2 expensive muffins from a vendor who was representing a new restaurant that opened up in town. The muffins were dry and tasteless :barf: But that's why we try stuff - sometimes a winner, sometimes not. On the way home I asked DH to stop in town. We have several people who park in lots and sell things out of their truck - one is the strawberry lady who was not there this weekend :( Across the street was a guy selling sweet corn out of his truck. My cousin said his stuff was pretty good so we got a dozen ears as well as a small watermelon. Got home, opened the watermelon and half of it was overripe. Have had that problem several times with the small round melons. Guess I'll just have to pay more and buy a half melon at the store. We did take the melon back and the man refunded our money and apologized. Talked about going berry picking up north about an hour and a half's drive from here but strawberry season is almost done and the blueberries are just starting to come into season. Thing is, I don't want an entire box of 5 pounds of berries as I don't like them frozen and will not be making any jam out of them so I decided I'll just buy a smaller amount here at the store. Tried taking some pictures with the new camera - very easy to use and I love the 12x zoom feature but I am very shaky. Have to steady myself against something. We were going to take an ATV ride today but DH said they quietly passed a law July 1 that ATVs have to have license plates on them now and we are awaiting our plates. Didn't want to risk getting stopped and fined. I am freaky about ticks still so not all that enthused about taking a hike in the bush so will just have to think of something else to enjoy the day.

Hello to the rest of the chicks - enjoy your Sunday :wave:

happy2bme
07-08-2012, 12:15 PM
Hello Michelle who was typing away as I was lollygagging here :lol: Glad DH was able to work on your car without getting too fatigued. As for the hair we will NEVER apologize about the hair styles we have had in the past. We were just following the cuts of the time :lol: Lord knows I have had my share of bleached out fried blond hair but like you have generally stuck with long hair. I get an occasional chin length bob and then always wind up letting it grow out. DH said I should just shave it and get a nice wig - guess he's tired of hearing me always complain about the thinness of my hair and is offering the practical "man" solution. If a decent looking wig didn't cost so much, I might entertain the idea. However pretty hard to find wigs where I live now - more likely to find a camo (camoflage) baseball style hat : Hope you have a good shopping trip with the family...

Shad
07-08-2012, 03:01 PM
Here you go. One from facebook posted by Brendan last night

MELODY525
07-09-2012, 07:05 AM
SORRY FOR THE QUICK POST.
THERE ARE A LOT OF LEAKS AND ALARMS TO REPORT.
TENANTS ARE STILL IN THE HOSP. ABOUT 6 NOW I THINK STILL OUT.
THEN LUNCH WITH MY INDIAN FRIEND. HE IS HERE TOLL OCTOBER.
STAYING WITH HIS DAUGTER IN CENTRAL JERSEY.
RICHIE WAS SICK ALL WEEKEND.
THE HEAT GOT HIM AT WORK POIOR KID.
HOPE HE DOES OK THERE TODAY.
HAVE A GREAT DAY.



SHAD....IF I COULD GET JEN'S BABY PICTURE ON HERE....
IT'S ALMOST THE SAME!!!! WHAT A CUTIE PATOOTIE!
WHEN YOU FINALLY GET THER GRAMMIE....GIVE HER A BIOG HUGS FROM US!!:bb:





HAPPY........WE JUST CALL THEM BAKED SUBS.
I REALLY KNOW HAT A PANNI IS......LOL
THE OFFICE USED TO MAKE THE PANNINIS WITH MY GRILL(PRESS).....IT WAS B EMERIL LAGASSE (SP)
I HAD A BIG ONE YEARS AGO AND WE USED TO HAVE LUNCHES TOGETHER.
I NEVER REALIZED THAT A PO BOY WAS THE SAME THING....IT'S IN ONE OF MY MYSTERY BOOKS!! ROFLMAO
THE BABY MELONS HERE LAST YEAR WERE THE SAME WAY.
NASTY TASTE WHEN OVER RIPE.
HAVEN'T HAD FRESH CORN IN A LONG TIME. :drool:




CEEJAY....SO GLAD YOU GOT THE TRIP SORTED OUT.
EVEN NICER NOT TO HAVE SOMEONE ELSE TAGGNG ALONG TO WORRY ABOUT!!!
I AM GLAD YOU GOT THE INTERNET SORTED OUT TOO.
IT ALWAYS MAKES ME NERVOUS WHEN THE COMPUTER ACTS UP!!!




ANNIE....LET US HOPE WE BOTH GET COOLER.
I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LIKE DOING STUFF AND SPENDING OUTDOOR TIME.
MY FRIEND IS THE SAME AS YOU. SHE'S HATING THIS HEAT ALSO.




MIHELLE....GLAD DH WAS WELL ENOUGH TO WORK N THE CAR.
HAD A LAUGH AT AT YOU&HAPPY WITH OLD HAIRSTYLES. I WONT MENTION MINE.
BUT ONE DID MAK EME LOOK LIKE OLIVER HARDY :lol3: :lol3:
ENJOY THE SHOPPIG TRIP!!

MELODY525
07-09-2012, 07:17 AM
I promise this is the last time for July graphics but......
I just heard a commercial on the Hallmark channel.....
Next weekend is their Christmas in July Movie Marathon!:dance:
I can hardly contain my excitement!!!!
This just made my day :D


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diyana
07-09-2012, 08:56 AM
A really quick post as I'm here at work. Plus, I have to leave at noon today to go get my pre-employment physical for the hospital.

but I just had to pop in and say, "OMG, Shad! Sophia is gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful!" Congratulations again to you, and to Sophia's mama and daddy. :)

Have a great day all! Wish me luck at my physical...I have no idea what to expect other than they said it could take up to 2 hours. :dunno:

Much love,

Laura705
07-09-2012, 10:35 AM
Morning all. Working through all the e-mail.

Michelle - Hope the physical doesn't take the full two hours! Yeh, I think it's crazy for people to still want to light fireworks in these drought conditions - are these strangers because I can't imagine people wanting to put their own or their neighbor's property in danger. Glad dh got your brakes fixed, and felt well enough to do that. Hope he's feeling better and better!! We don't seem to be getting much rain here at all, though it did pour for a few minutes while we were at lunch on Thursday. Otherwise, nothing since then. It seems these systems blow through and leave nothing. At my sister's yesterday, we decided that a lot of the moisture just doesn't make it to the ground - dries up before that.

Happy - Sometimes it's such a challenge finding good produce. I won't buy it at our two major grocery chains - too expensive. I was bringing a simple green salad to my sister & BIL's yesterday and though it was due to close in a half hour, I took a chance on the farmers market. They were still bustling, not closing up shop yet (as I've experienced before) and I got some nice veggies and some more peaches. But...the peaches will have to be eaten quickly!! Not to mention the bananas and canteloupe that are very ripe. Good thing doggy isn't too picky about overripe fruit, hahaha.

Shad - Congratulations on your granddaughter. :) Sophia is such a pretty name. Thank you for posting the photo - what a bundle of joy. :bb: Loved your family update - and the plaque quote re family/friends, lol.

Mel - Gosh, so horrible what the heat has done to the seniors. I'm truly sympathetic and don't mean to sound dense, but don't they have AC in their apts? Poor Richie - I feel so sorry for people doing physical labor out in this heat. I saw an ad for a "holiday" movie on Hallmark. Bet you're looking forward to the marathon. I dvr'd and watched several of those Good Witch movies last weekend so I've had my fill of Hallmark for a while, lol.

Annie - Well, I guess you've gotten accustomed to your sleep patterns or lack thereof and seem to cope. Sure wish you got more hours though, and I certainly understand not wanting to stay in bed when sleep won't come. Much rather get up and read a book or watch tv and hopefully doze off. When I'm sleep deprived for more than a day or two, I end up cranky and usually wind up sick... Hope the break in the weather comes soon for you and you're back to spending time outdoors. We were out on the deck at my sis/BIL's yesterday and it was lovely but windy and of course I had the watery irritated eyes to show for it afterwards. The Chicago news had stories of two instances of babies left in the cars in Indy - one fatality and one that had a seizure. What are people thinking leaving a kid in the car while shopping.

Hellos to Ellen and Patty! :wave:
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As I already mentioned in personals, bf & I were at my sister & BiL's place for a cookout. It was very nice sitting out on their deck. For dinner, we had steak and none of them were "small" (i.e. normal-sized) and I ate the whole thing (to be courteous) and was very full after that. And the steak wasn't that great even though BIL had gone to their trusted meat market for it. It was sirloin and very lean and therefore not all that flavorful, and it hadn't been marinated or seasoned before going on the grill. Bf and I didn't say anything of course until we were on our way home, but we both have come to enjoy a nice fatty/well-marbled ribeye. My SIL and her sis brought dessert - a sampling of individual fancy pastries. Nice to try a little taste of a couple different ones.

I walked doggy after we got home - since the sun was low and it wasn't too hot I took him for one of his normal-length walks, but maybe that was too much - he was panting for quite a while afterwards. I think it was because the house was stuffy. We turned on the furnace fan to bring some of the slightly cooler air from outside, as well as another fan.

That's about it for me. Here's Monday and a full workweek ahead. Boo. The admin isn't here yet and I think she must have called in sick and the boss hasn't passed along this info yet. Pretty nervy of the admin (IMO) since her sick days seem to often fall before and after trips she takes and I think she uses them for prep or recovery time. This trip was an out of town wedding... Oh well, can't say I haven't taken a sick day when I'm not truly sick, so I should just shut my yap. Okay, back to Mt. E-mail.

happy2bme
07-09-2012, 10:45 AM
Morning all,

Yesterday we went out to look at some walking trails. Stopped at a ranger station where the lady there was super helpful and gave us some good brochures and maps. We went over to one of the trails and walked it just a tiny bit to figure out how close it was to the river but had to turn back as the bugs were horrid. Looks like a great trail but it is very rustic and there are ticks in the grasses and lots of bugs so you have to dress for it. We hope to go back one day this week. After that we planned on meeting up with the cousins for a drink and a bite to eat. We were early so DH wanted to try out this other bar he had been to with the cousin when they went ice fishing. Turns out the food was blah (DH was thinking afterwards that maybe they only had a drink there and did not sample the food :rolleyes: ) but... we are open to trying different places knowing some will be hits and some misses. Should have ate at the place the cousins picked - much better food. Next time. And it's across the road from this huge beautiful lake - a gorgeous view from the porch - only problem is that's where the smokers sit. On the way to the bar we started seeing some dark clouds appear. There was a 10 percent chance predicted on the weather site. Didn't take long before we saw lightning and by the time we got back to our town it was pouring so hard you could barely see through the windshield. People were running in the streets totally soaked as I'm sure it caught alot by surprise. We were also AMAZED at the mass exodus of cars going in the opposite direction of us headed to the highways and back to the cities as the vacationers packed up and left town. With all the lakes and cabins by the lakes you sort of forget just how many people rolled into here for the holiday weekend. We smiled and waved buh bye to all of them :wave: :D a few hours later on the way back home we stopped at the gas station for some milk and it was back to our usual ghost town at 8pm at night :D :D :D :D - I sure do like animals more than people. ;)

We were going to go for a hike this morning but DH didn't want to get out of bed I suppose. Just as well as we must have gotten some rain and cool weather overnight. Everything was quite damp and dewy this morning which would have made for a rather wet and buggy walk. Maybe tomorrow. Just as well I have laundry and house cleaning to do and tomorrow is trash day so I have to go through the refrigerators and check the produce. Oh and I picked my first 2 grape tomatoes off the vine yesterday :dance: I probably should have let them get a little more red but I was soooo excited and eagerly awaiting those luscious tomatoes. They smell wonderful and tasted divine.

Shad - Sophia is a very good looking newborn. I guess if they don't have to go through the trauma of birth through the canal they are not so red and fresh squeezed looking :lol: I'm sure she is adorable - will be just the right size when you get to see her next month. Congrats to the family.

Michelle - I remember one company physical I had to take that was in a dark clinic in a not so great part of town. The doctor was an old guy who was quite creepy. Went through the usual health and drug use questions, blood draw, pee in a cup. Then he told me I had to remove my top and bra for a breast exam :yikes: I said WHAT?? No way jack! This is NOT a female exam. He insisted and no way was I having any of that :rollpin: Told him if that was a requirement then he and the company could stick their job. I walked out of there totally p.o.'d - and this was for one of the city's largest employers. :mad: When I went back to meet with Human Resources, I indignantly reported what happened. In true H.R. form the person showed no reaction whatsoever but I did notice that a person who hired on about a month after me went to a totally different clinic associated with one of the many downtown hospitals. :rolleyes: I'm sure you will not have the same experience with your exam :lol: Because a company's hands are tied with so much they legally can't ask or do, I'm surprised that they don't do anything more than ask about substance abuse and make you pee in a cup since drug use is about the only thing they can refuse to hire for. That would make the exam 7 minutes long :lol: Are you going to be working for the hospital system with the funky name that no one can pronounce unless they heard it before??? If so - that's where my brother went for his cancer treatment. A very good place I hear.

Mel - not only a movie marathon but a movie marathon on your favorite subject??? :yay: Does it get any better? I guess you can put on your sunglasses and flip flops :cool: get yourself a nice smoothie, tilt your chair back :beach: and enjoy the holiday in the same warm tropical way that Shad experiences it. Hope you have some good stuff on the agenda.

I'm kind of hungry so I think I'll go make myself something to eat. Hello the the rest of the chicks - will catch up with you when you post later. :wave:

happy2bme
07-09-2012, 10:56 AM
Laura - you were typing over my head :D The place I used to work at - my boss in particular was very keen to give you the stink eye - and often deny - if you tried to pad your vacation or holiday with sick days. If you were sick you'd better come in the next day looking like death warmed over. I agree with the mental health/ not so sick days we all occasionally sneak in, but it's different when there's a pattern established. That's unfortunate about the steak but like you, I have learned that you have to have a bit of fat in the steak to give it flavor - too lean is not good. Same for burgers - I would make them with ground sirloin and they would be dry and tough. Better to eat a small portion of something that tastes really good. Didn't you have some produce markets out your way? I heard that you got some storm clouds passing your way but nothing much in the way of actual moisture. Sometimes I think when the air gets so dry for extended periods, it does suck the moisture out before it hits the ground. On the other hand I suppose the mosquitoes have to be minimal this year. :D

ceejay52
07-09-2012, 01:21 PM
Popping in to say hello. Getting excited about my trip Friday.

Shad
Your grand daughter is beautiful.

annie175
07-09-2012, 01:28 PM
HELLOOOOOoooooooo shouting up from under this pile of work in my office. Can you hear me??? This isn't even the busy time of year for us either. We just have our small business salesgal going overboard on selling, which is great, but since I am on the back side of her job, it makes me coo coo too!...

C and I did not do anything real constructive yesterday. I did get the laundry done and put away, dishwasher unloaded and reloaded, made the bed and fixed dinner, that was about it. We didn't even go outside or go anywhere. We watched 3 Doris Day/Rock Hudson movies we had on DVD. Layed around and yawned, of course that was after Sissy & Chris came a picked up lil man around 1 pm. We had a great time with him.

SHADDIE...lill Sophia is just adorable. Lil man certainly approves and wants to know if she wants to go out for a bottle? haha Glad the work is coming to and end soon and you will get to see the wee one. Cheers!

brb to finish posting have to go to short meeting.

annie175
07-09-2012, 01:47 PM
ok back, didn't take all that long.

MELLIE....I kept seeing the commericials for next weekend's C in J and thought about you every time. Was going to post about it but see you are already in the know. I like the movies too, I may be watching with you.

HAPPY...I am right on board with you on the tick thing. They just gross me out. I can handle just about anything else but that. Nasty. Hella B never had a tick on her, but my dog before her had a couple in her life. She had access to running around in the woods as HB only had the backyard. Thanks for the bread/sub listing. I actually had heard of most of the list, but then again I am so into cooking and baking that I check many things out that I come across.

CHELLE...we had a few fireworks offenders here too. All counties were banned except 4 in NE corner of state around lake MI. Indy put out a special number to call to report folks disregarding the ban. Instead of tieing up the 911 line. I didn't call it as I only heard the fireworks and did not see where they were being set off. Is this the week you start your new job or am I off my a week. I have lost count. Goodluck today if so. I would mail you the lettuce, but sure it would lettuce juice by the time you received it. lol

LAURA...I am a bad worldlie chick...I missed your birthday...come beat me with a big fat wet noodle. Sounds like you did ok on your birthday. I am not much on steaks but love fish and chicken. Red me kind of turns my stomach and mind if I think about too much.

CEEG...our temps are much better today 84 and nice. Supposed to be 85-88 through the weekend. I don't know much after that. I just wish we would get a terrific rain. We had dark skyes, thunder and lightening, but not one drop of rain yesterday. I think it came down all around us and skipped over the house. Boo.

Hey there to Ellen and Patty, hope you are staying cool.

Better get back at it, I would light a match on this pile of papers but there is a no burn ban. haha

Have a great day/night! Congrats again, Shaddie.

Loves and Hugs

Laura705
07-09-2012, 06:11 PM
Getting through Monday (or should I say Moan-day?) - yay for it being nearly over. :)

Annie - Even the days you say aren't "real constructive" seem rather productive to me! Glad you had some lounging time watching the movies on Sunday. Did you get your pile under control today? No wet noodle beating for you - I'm getting to the point where I like my bday as an excuse to do fun stuff, but not to actually celebrate it. Not sure if that made any sense to anyone but me... Anyway, I'll remember this one for the fact that my drivers' license needed to be renewed and last Monday I went to the dmv and took an absolutely horrible photo that I now have to live with for the next four years. Aaargh!

Ceejay - Glad you're excited again about your vacay. No superstitions allowed re Friday -it's just another day!!

Happy - Hope you get to go back out and do some hiking, though the ticks would scare me too! Yeh, mosquitos haven't been too much of a problem this year so far, but then again, we've been spending a good amount of time indoors with the AC. ---We had a great produce store very close to home that closed around March, and another chain just closed their location closest to us a couple weeks ago, blaming it on the nearby Walmart (that expanded to include groceries too). We have another store semi-convenient with good produce and a great deli, but it's a crazy place on weekends. I usually refuse to stop there then. But we did stop on Thursday to pick up a few things for the dinner with my friend and was reminded of all the great stuff they sell there. Just have to go during the week and get there before they start closing up the deli...
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Okay, the admin didn't call in sick, but she did call in this morning to take an unplanned vacation day, which the boss didn't like because she's going out of town starting tomorrow afternoon and needed some schedules prepared before then.

Well, bf is having his big milestone bday next month and I have to get on the stick with party planning. Started off thinking of having a small group gathering at a hotel or cabin in a WI resort area, and then thought it might be better to have a local gathering so some more folks would show up, since it's a special birthday for him. Thought of a couple restaurants where we could have it, but down deep I know people will want to hang out longer/later than the few hours a restaurant would allow, and having it at home would be better. But I'd hope for an outdoor party if we did it at home, and the weather can be so unpredictable. And all the work to get the house ready. Aaargh. This is not my forte.

upswife
07-09-2012, 08:35 PM
OMG ladies. I have been trying to catch up for two days and everything is just going on…

Congrats to Shad on the new baby and Michelle on the new job!!!

Annie~so sorry you are having such trouble sleeping, I know my mom had some issues with the cymbalta giving her weird dreams.


Laura~ happy belated Birthday!! Whoo Hoo!!

Ceejay~Glad you are still taking your vacay! Enjoy the time with family!


Happy~havn’t caught all the way up on your posts. Has Dh been able to repair the stairs so the raccoon stops going underneath? How’s LB?

Ok last week was a blur…I worked on Monday, Then Tuesday I drove my mom to the doctor then rushed home to go tailgate at the White Sox game. Kids were all really good, even DD3!. She was so good at her first game! Wednesday we lazed around/kinda cleaned up the house in the morning, then went over to a friend’s house in Chicago for a 4th of July BBQ. We hung out way too late, but got to see several firework displays on the way home.

Thursday we dropped the car off for some maintenance, then took the kids to a friend’s mom’s house to go swimming. I was really good about the sunscreen, but still managed to burn my shoulders and chest. Surprisingly my back was ok. Friday I went back to work and DH took the kids to another friends house for more swimming and BBQ.

Saturday worked then got together with some girl friends and we had a girls night and saw Magic Mike…plot was really bad, but you can’t beat the “other” scenes. Had a blast and Stayed out way too late again. Worked yesterday. Then got to sleep in today, but Working again this evening. I don’t have much planned for this week, Just may have to take Mom to a different doctor on Wednesday. Going to try to go thru clothes and get back into the attic for baby things for some ppl.

I will continue to catch up and try to keep up with you amazing ladies!!

diyana
07-10-2012, 07:31 AM
Good morning ladies -

I've got to leave for work in a few minutes...but I wanted to let you know that the physical went great! My BP was a little high, but other than that, all was good. Then I went to Human Resources to fill out lots of paperwork, and then to security to get my photo taken for my badge. :D On Monday, I start my new job at the Hospital's corporate office (which is a lot closer to my house than the actual main hospital); so one more week at the current job with a long commute. And, to answer Happy's question, yes I will be working for the Hospital with the funky name that no one can pronounce unless they've heard it before. It's like the Wisconsin version of the Mayo Clinic or Stanford Hospital or Johns Hopkins. Great reputation for leading edge treatments. The hospital system that I'll be working for includes the hospital where DH had his surgery and was admitted for a few days. DH jokes that I'll be earning back the money our insurance paid the hospital for his stay! :rofl:

I'm going to take Friday off. The doggies need to go to the vet for booster shots, and I need to get my hair done.

Well, it's time to head out the door. I'll post more later.

Much love,

MELODY525
07-10-2012, 07:36 AM
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I FORGOT ALL ABOUT THE 2 DAY BED BUG INSPECTION.
THEY SENT ANOTHER NOTICE AROUND LAST EVENING.
CHECKING UP TO MAKE SURE THE EXTERMINATORS ARE DOING THEIR JOB.
SO FAR SO GOOD & JEN & I DON'T HAVE ANY.
BUT THE SENIORS ARE BLIND SO THEY NEVER SEE THE LITTLE BUGGERS:rofl:
I AM OFF TO STRAIGHTEN UP & POSSIBLY WORK A BIT.
HAVE A GREAT DAY.

BTW.....YES EVERY APT HERE HAS AT LEAST ONE A/C. SOME HAVE TWO!!
WE GET DEDUCTIONS ON RENT SO WE CAN USE THE HEAT & A/C BUT.....
THE SENIORS ARE CHEAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




LAURA...YOU AND BF ARE SO RIGHT!! GOTTA HAVE MARLBE FOR A STEAK TO TASTE GOOD:drool:
GOD I LOVE BEEF!!!
ALL THE DOGGIES OVER HERE ARE PANTING TOO.
EVEN THE CANTS OUTSIDE ARE LOLLING AROUND WITH TONGUES HANGINGOUT.
LET THERE BE SNOW:snowball:
PS: I LOVE THE GOOD WITCH. WE WATCHED THEM TOGETHER!!:hug:





HAPPY......I BET IT'S GOOD TO SEE THE JULY HODAY-ERS L;EAVE TOWN!!
SORRY THE EATING WASN'T GREAT. BUT YOU HAVE HAD SOME GREAT MEALS THERE.
THEY SOUNDED GOOD TO ME :hun:
HOPE YOU KEEP THE BUGGIES AWAY WHEN NEXT YOU RIDE THE TRAIL.
I'LL SEND YOU SOME RUBBERBANDS FOR YOUR CUFFS!!:lol3:




CEEJAY.......GLAD YOU'RE GETTING EXCITED!
TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES FOR MEMORIES.
STAY COOL!




ANNIE....I HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY SINCE HEARING THE COMMERCIAL.
I MUST BE LOSING MY HEAD:crazy:
GLAD YOU AND CURTIS HAD AN EASIER DAY.
BOTH OF YOU DESERVE IT!!
HOPE YOUR JOPB CALMS DOWN TOO:hug:






MICHELLE....HOPE THE PHYSICAL WENT OK AN D YOU ARE READY TO GO!!!



ELLEN.....YOU ARE ONE BUSY GAL. WE UNDERSTAND.
YOUNG FAMILIES ARE A LOT OF WORK. LOL
GLAD YOU GOT A GIRLS NIGHT OUT THOUG!!!

ceejay52
07-10-2012, 09:10 AM
Happy
Glad you mentioned the ticks. I'm sure that their will be some in the Smokies. I'll take some otc med for that too just in case.

Ellen
You are so busy, but still yet have time to do some fun things.

Annie
Glad you had some down time. We all need to relax.

Laura
That's exactly what my sis said about this coming Friday.

Mel
Ewww bed bugs. At least they are keeping up with the situation.

Shad
Are you home yet? Saw on FB where you were at the air port.

Patty
Where have you gotten off to?

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Whew I've been having leg cramps big time. My left leg is really sore right now. Can't figure out what is going on, I've been taking my potassium and eating foods rich in potassium. I do this every time I take a fluid pill. But my lower back has been bothering me too, where the bone spurs are. It may be related. I'm taking some Mobic/Meloxicam tonight and the rest of the week.
Need to stop at Walmart tonight to pick up a few items.

Laura705
07-10-2012, 10:56 AM
Morning all.

Ceejay - Leg cramps - ouch! I hope the cramps and back pain ease up quickly, especially before you start your drive.

Mel - What a shame the seniors short themselves on the AC and it leads to serious health problems. I think AC is worth every penny when it's been as hot as it was. (Just remind me of that when the electric bill arrives!) Re The Good Witch - I looked online and saw there was another movie completed and I thought that was why they were re-running all the previous movies. Do you know anything about that?

Michelle - If they're giving you an ID badge, you must be official now. :D Glad the physical went well. Okay, did a quick search and think I know which hospital it is. Yay for you!! :yay:

Ellen - Your week sounded very busy but fun. Swimming was definitely the best outdoor activity last week. :swim:

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies.
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Nothing much to report. Didn't do much of anything after work except fill my bike's tires with air. Bf & I made a deep-fried mushroom recipe we haven't had in a long time using the deep fryer bf won in a silent auction. It's a discontinued model - Tfal cool-touch, but it's much simpler and a better design than the behemoth he'd bought a couple years ago and used once. The 'shrooms turned out really well - having the oil at the proper temperature helped them cook without absorbing too much oil.

Well, I picked two movies as my choices for tonight and one of them, Magic Mike, was chosen. I checked the site metacritic and it didn't do too badly with the movie critics, so in spite of two bad reviews from Annie and my friend D. and a mixed one from Ellen, I will go and if nothing else, ogle away. :drool:

That's about it, so I'll get this posted. Have to work on the operating report this morning and having lunch with a work buddy. Oh, and the boss will be out of the office the rest of the weeking starting this afternoon, so it'll be nice and quiet around here. :)

Have a good day/evening everyone!
:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

diyana
07-10-2012, 01:14 PM
Good afternoon ladies -

I've got a few minutes to check in before I'm off to a meeting for a few hours.

====================
Laura - The physical only took an hour, and then nearly another hour to go to the other departments and do paperwork, etc. It is a challenge getting good produce, especially if we miss the weekly Farmer's Market (which hasn't offered much lately). But there is a great produce store on the south side of Milwaukee where the owner goes to Chicago every morning, and buys it traight off the boats or trucks or whatever. I'll probably stop there on Friday, since I'll be on the southside of MKE for the doggies' vet visit and my hair appt. I'm like you, when I'm sleep deprived even for one night, I'm super cranky the next day, and then I wind up sick. I can't even imagine people's stupidity leaving children and animals in a car in the heat. IDIOTS!! I am SO running into the same conundrums (sp?) as you regarding planning my b'day party. Home outdoors? Home indoors in case it rains (in early sept)? restaurant/bar? I don't know. Aaargh! :faint:

Mel - How wonderful that Hallmark is treating you to a holiday movie marathon!! I've been so busy lately, I haven't had time to keep up on the movies and shows I've DVRed recently. good luck with the bed bug inspection. That sounds so nasty. I'm glad you and Jen don't have any.

Happy - So nice that you and DH found some nice walking trails. Bummer that the bugs found you on the trails though. When DH is closer to 100%, I really want to go hiking. But I'm definitely not comfortable walking alone on trails (never know if an animal or lunatic could getcha) :( so I'll wait 'till DH is stronger. That's good that you're finally getting some peace in paradise. :) Your company physical story was really creepy. Mine was NOTHING like that, thank goodness. Clothes on 100% of the time, and a female nurse practitioner performed the exam (eyes, ears, throat, glands, bp, pulse, listened to my heartbeat and breathing, proper lifting technique, that was about it.

Ellen - Your week sounds crazy busy. Lots of fun stuff, but really busy nonetheless. It's a good thing you worked last night to give you a breather. LOL

Ceejay - I'm excited for you about your vacation. No vacay for DH and me this year with changing jobs and paying off medical bills. I take Mobic/Meloxicam for my back. It really helps. I hope the leg cramps ease up before you go on vacation.

Annie - It's always better to be busy at work than to be bored. Glad you had fun with Lil Monkey and some relaxation time with C.

Gotta head to the meeting.

Much love and hugs to all,

happy2bme
07-10-2012, 04:39 PM
Hi all,

Not sure where the day went. Oh wait, had to resend the claim for medical reimbursement because they wanted something else. We get horrid cell reception here - got a new no contract phone and trying to decide if we want to keep it. Wound up getting a cell phone booster today that did nothing. (2 houses down the road we go from 1 bar to 3 :( ) Don't know if we want to pay $400 for a more powerful cell phone booster for the house. It's not too bad on the road - we get 2 or 3 bars compared to none with AT&T. I went through a issue of Cooking Light and selected a couple of options for dinner this week - cooking and housecleaning sure do take up alot of my free retirement time :mad: Looked a bit more at jobs - not much in the first place and they want to pay the absolute minimum wage and give you only a few hours a week. Not sure I want to work 2 days a week to take home 45 dollars. So thanks for the book suggestions Michelle but they will do no good up this way. I'm sure if I said I'd work for 5 bucks an hour I'd be snapped up in an instant :lol: And then here it is 3pm already.

Michelle - glad your physical went well - sounds like everything is snapping into place.

Laura - enjoy your movie - three things I learned from watching all the cooking shows is that yes, you have to have the oil REALLY hot for things to cook properly - crisp up and retain the moisture in the food. If the food is greasy, the oil wasn't at the right temp. Also don't overcrowd the pan when frying - if too much is in the pan, the moisture from the food "steams" the stuff next to it and you can't get a good sear. Finally went you put something in a hot pan, let it sit long enough to crust. Once it crusts, it will lift right from the pan. I always would try to turn pork chops too soon and the meat would stick to the pan in shreds. Leave it until it's got a carmelized crust and it works just great. There... I've saved you 100 hours of watching 150 cooking shows :chef: :rofl: Hope you enjoy the movie. I figured the only reason anyone went to see Magic Mike was the hardbodies. Kinda like reading Playboy just for the articles :no: :no: Good luck with planning BFs party - time or money - you will have to spend excesses of one or the other. :shrug: I would opt for the least effort on my part, central location and would pay for the convienience. This is prime cost for renting cabins in WI but if you rented a place that slept 12 and knew people would drive up for a weekend that might be fun but most people don't have enough time off to warrant a long drive. So go with a local restaurant - you have lots of nice ones to pick from.

Ceejay - hope the leg cramps let up. Don't want to drive in pain.

Mel - never thought about having a bed bug inspection but I suppose that's a great way to keep vermin out, especially since the buggers can travel on upholstery and such. Don't be accepting anything people leave at your door :nono: :lol: I totally hear you on the seniors not using the a/c. My sister keeps hollering at my Mom that she doesn't want a phone call that Mom fell over and passed out from the heat! If they aren't complaining about the cost, they are complaining they don't like the wind blowing on them :lol: We're having either fajitas tonight (not spicy) or stir fry beef and snow peas - what would you like but hurry with your answer as I am about to start on supper :D

Ellen - the raccoon is around but not going near the house. DH has a mesh bag of mothballs by the entrance that I totally DETEST smelling. Not sure that's much of a deterent. I guess your "vacation" has zoomed by - at least you got out by yourself for a few hours. Sounds like it's back to crazy busy again.

Annie - got a big laugh from the idea of Lil Man asking Sophia out for a bottle :baby: :rofl: Hope you were not suffocated by all the paperwork. Watch out for those nasty papercuts too! At least the day goes by fast.

Hi Patty & Java :wave:

Ok, I've decided I want fajitas. Better go make some salsa and guac. Fajitas are easy to make but take alot of prep time. Later chicks.

MELODY525
07-10-2012, 04:46 PM
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LAURA....THERE AR 4 SO FAR THAT CAME OUT IN THIS ORDER:
THE GOOD WITCH
THE GOOD WITCH'S GARDEN
THE GOOD WITCH'S GIFT
THE GOOD WITCH'S FAMILY
DO YOU SEE ANOTHER ONE?? THAT WOULD MAKE #5.
I DON'T SEE IT WHEN I GOOGLE. I LOVE CHRIS POTTER.
HE'S JUST SO DOWN TO EARTH. LOL
IF YOU GO TO MAGIC MIKE....OOGLE FOR ME TOO :drool:




CEEJAY....EWWW BED BUGS IS RIGHT. :yikes:
THEY SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF ME JUST6 TO THINK OF THEM. LOL
HAVE FUN AT WALMARTS. I LOVE TO BROWSE THRU THAT STORE!!!
HOPE ALL THE PAINS GO AWAY. RUB YOUR LEGS WITH VICKS.
THE SENIORS SAY IT'S GREAT!!




MICHELLE...GLAD THE PHYSICAL IS OVER WITH.
YES PEOPLE ARE STUPID AND LEAVING EVERYTHING IN THE CAR...
KIDSA AND ANIMALS AND GRANPARENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!
I THINK THEY SHOULD BE ARRESTED!!!
KEEPING GOD THOUGHTS FOR YOUR DREAM JOB TILL YOU ACTUALLY WALK THRU THE DOOR!!!"crossed:




:cofdate: TOMORROW THEY COME BRIGHT AND EARLY TO THE 2MD FLOOR.
HOPEFULLY THEY WILL FINISH THE BUILDING AND GET OPUT.
SOME BUGS WERE FOUND ON THE 6TH FLOOR. SAME APT AS LAST YEAR.
THE GUYS SAID THE APT WAS DISGUSTING WITH GREASE & FILTH!!!
I TOLD HIM DON'T BRING ANY BUGS TO MY FLOOR:rollpin:
I AM TIRED. HELPED OUT A BIT AND DID 2 LOADS OF WASH.
CHANGED MY SHEETS AND QUILT. THAT'S ENOUGH FOR 1 DAY:faint:
I WON'T BE HERE TOMORROW MORNING SO HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY.
ALMOST FORGOT....RICHIE HAD TO G TO A WALK-IN CLINIC. AFTER ALL THE HEAT LAST WEEK HE IS STILL RUNNING INTO THE BATHROOM WITH BOTH ENDS. DR TOLD HIM HE IS HEAT PROSTRATE AND GAVE HIM A LIST OF THINGS TO DO. HE'S BEEN HOME ALL DAY. LOOKS HORRIBLE.
POOR KID ALMOST KILLED HIMSELF THOSE 6 DAYS W/O ANY A/C.
HE WORKS INDOORS BUT THE FUR PLACE CAN'T HAVE A/C.
THE SKINS DRY OUT AND YOU CAN'T TRIM THEM RIGHT.
IF YOU ASK ME...IT'S ALL BS!!
ANYWAY....HE'S GOING TO TRY AND GO TOMORROW.
THIS WEEKEND IS ANOTHER 2 DAYS OF HIGH 90'S COMING TOO!! YUCK!

MELODY525
07-10-2012, 04:50 PM
HAPPY.....I AM NOT FUSSY SO JUST MAKE ANYTHING...I'LL LOVE IT!!
I AM STARVING RIGHT NOW TOO:rofl:

THIS DAY FLEW BY HERE. GUESS I SMELLED YOUR FOOD GETTING READY TO COOK!! LOL
HOPE YOU CAN FIND SOMETHING TO WORK AT.
NO FUN WORKING FOR NOTHING!!! I KNOW ALL ABOUT THAT!! ROFLMAOFF!!!!!
HAVE A SUPER NIGHT.

Shad
07-10-2012, 05:55 PM
Home and wouldn't you know it. Rain. Oh goody. Trying to think what to start on first.

Great, now there is someone at the gate.
And the phone is ringing. Greaaaaaaat.

Back soon.

Shad
07-11-2012, 04:31 AM
I'm told she has long legs and big feet. How can anyone so tiny have big feet???

happy2bme
07-11-2012, 08:27 AM
Shad - glad there were no monsters at the gate to snatch you away from us. Are you to be called Supergranny now or is the DS riding you one? As for the baby - Big feet??? Well perhaps it's like a puppy of a large breed - born with huge paws that they eventually grow into. This one looks to be model tall. Is Mum or Dad a long and lanky one? She looks cute, winking already. ;) I think Lil Man best mind himself :rofl:

Doctor's appointment this a.m. Got me up before the dew dried on the grass and it's quite wet out there. Glad I'm not camping. :lol:

Mel - not to brag but the steak fajitas were fabulous last night. You would have enjoyed them. Fresh fruit salad too which was refreshing. I've got the leftovers stowed in the fridge waiting on your arrival. Tell the dirty girly with the bedbugs she is not allowed to wash her bedding in the communial washers. :snooty: :no: Ick but I suppose that happens in multi family dwellings. Poor Ritchie :hug: sounds like the poor boy works very hard trying to pay the rent. Hope he will be ok.

Guess the rest of you lot has not woken up yet so I'll let you wake up, get your coffee and your thoughts organized. I will be back later...

annie175
07-11-2012, 08:42 AM
Hump Day/Trash Day/and I am too fat day!

My clothes are so tight I look like a stuffed potato in a undersized sack. I have been eating better the past several days but know it takes time to see a result. I am so impatient. Praying for that. We truly need that commune for the added support of actually being together. HAPPY...that would be your place. Move over bear, we are moving in. lol.

Well girls it is official, I am going through menopause. I started having hot flashes about 3 weeks ago and I am NOT liking it. About 8-10 a day. Night sweats, and also learned that crying is also a side effect of menopause. There it is folks in black and white. I am not as nuts as I thought I was. I read on ling that Dong Quai (supplement) will help with hot flashes. Flax seed will help with night sweats. I am going to Whole Foods this week and get both to see if they work. Before I figured it out and talked with my doc, I thought maybe I had something seriously wrong with me. lol. By the time I get home from work I need a shower due to all the sweating. It is just awful.

For personal reasons, I am no longer on FB. I deactivated my account. Evidently you can still access my page tho. Which means you are in cyberspace forever...was anyway probably.

HAPPY....I fixed tacos last night for dinner...we are on the same wave length for chow again. I love mexican food. Probably my favorite. OMG I love your avitar. I told the girls in the office and they all cracked up. I told C and bless his heart, he said it was not funny. Thanks for the cooking show run down. I never have time to watch any of those. Have you tried Verizon in your area for reception? Just a thought.

SHADDIE...Miss Sophie is just adorable. Lil man has long legs also, man if those two hook up we will have and 8ft great grandbabe. lol. Sophie probably has long fingers too, a piano player. Welcome home to the rings, dings, and knocks on the door. Just put a sign on the door like MELLIE does.

LAURA...well what are your thoughts on the movie Magic Mike? I love deep fried mushrooms, but end up only eating the mushroom part as the breading fills my tummy too fast. Kind of defeats the purpose of fried mushrooms.

CEEG....I am telling you sista, try the bar of soap in the bed at night for leg cramps. It works wonders. I put a bar of Ivory soap in a knee hi stocking and tied it off, then put it in bed about ankle/calf area. And if I do get a cramp, I run the bar of soap over where the cramp is and it helps a lot. Fluid pills as my BP pill takes the water/potassium out of our system, which doesn't help with cramps.

CHELLE...so glad the physical went well. I know you are so psyched about your new job...see good things come to those who wait. Hope DH continues to recover quickly. Glad DMIL is enjoying the surprise boxes.

MELLIE...poor Richie. Sounds like when C gets home, just about to die. C goes in and stands in a cool shower for about 10 minutes. Thank God his truck at his new job is air conditioned and an automatic. Hostess was not air conditioned and had to shift gears. He was really beat when he came home from Hostess. I just don't get how people can stand to live in filth and dirt. It is so disgusting. Glad there are no bugs on your floor. I feel you on the heat thing and we have NO rain in site. Weatherman keeps teasing us with a "possible scattered shower", that never happens. I think his brain is a scattered shower.

ELLEN....I wish I knew someone with a pool besides my BF in St. Louis. That is kind of a long drive to swim. Nice you can take the kidlets somewhere to enjoy the water.

Hey to Patty....

Have a great day/night..

Loves and hugs...

annie175
07-11-2012, 08:43 AM
Happy...you are my sneaker inner. Drinking coffee with you my sweet sista...have a marvelous day!

diyana
07-11-2012, 10:17 AM
quick post as I am swamped at work. Lots to get done before I'm outta here tomorrow.

Shad - Sophia is certainly "tall" and pretty enough to be a model. ;)

Annie - You're not alone, I'm going through menopause too...Hot flashes, night sweats...no fun. But at least no cramps. LOL

Happy - I hope the doc appt goes well.

Anyway, I gotta run. A big :wave: to all.

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
07-11-2012, 10:25 AM
Morning all.

Michelle - Glad your physical went quickly & well, and wasn't creepy like Happy's!!

Happy - I've definitely learned a lot from the cooking shows, but I guess I thought that when deep frying, certain foods could require lower temps...but it certainly makes sense to have a higher temp going because the oil will cool once you've added the food to it. Mmmm, fajitas. We've never tried to make those, though we have considered buying the prepared fajita meat/peppers/onion that our local market sells. I certainly understand not wanting to work a job w/ few hours and low pay - unless it was something you really enjoyed doing and would essentially do for free.

Mel - No, I've only seen the GW movies you listed, but I looked again online and it was on Wikipedia that I saw that #5 & 6 will be filmed in July/Aug of this year. For some reason I misread and thought they'd been filmed last year. Duh. But now we know we have something to look forward to! Poor Richie! I suppose I assumed he worked outdoors in some type of construction/trade, but it sounds like his work is just as physically demanding and in hot conditions. I sure hope he's feeling better now!

Shad - Looks like little Sophia will grow up to be a tall drink of water - time will tell.

Annie - I hope you find some meds to make you more comfortable while going through menopause, and that it doesn't take too long. Magic Mike was not a great story at all, but the stripping scenes were entertaining... Mmmm, tacos. Bf and I love Mexican food too and we seem to either make tacos every other week and/or go to a local taqueria for them (or tortas or burritos, etc.).

Hellos to Ceejay & Patty!! :) Hope you're both keeping your cool. :cool:
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As I told Annie - Magic Mike was fun for the dancing/stripping scenes, but the storyline was lame. I hadn't seen anything w/ Channing Tatum but heard he wasn't much of an actor, and I tend to agree. Matthew McConnaghy was perfect for his role - just the right blend of sleazy and smarmy. I'm not even sure he was acting, hahaha. :rofl: I can't believe my friend D didn't think the strippers were hot enough - gonna tell her to get her vision checked, lol.

Nothing much else to report. One more episode of The Good Wife to watch in season 2 (dvd due back to the library tonight) and then we have to wait for the library to get season 3.

Okay, back to work. Have to get some stuff done before a meeting at 10.

Have a good day everyone!

ceejay52
07-11-2012, 12:06 PM
morning,
I've tried once before to post but started having some problems at work. I wasn't told that the our new super Walmart store would start flushing out a 15 inch main to pull bacteria samples. They'll do it again tomorrow and maybe Friday. They have to have at least three consecutive good samples. They installed new water lines. Wish people would inform me.

Vacation is getting closer. I'm getting more and more excited except for the long drive out there. I told my sis I'm going to break it up into 4 hours for Thursday and finish the drive on Sautrday.

Took my mobic/Meloxicam last night and feel much better.

Shad
Guess your grand baby has two little men to choose from. My great nephew is almost 3 weeks old. And from his pictures he's going to be tall. To me he already looks 3 or four months old.

Laura
Our temperatures have dropped dramatically since the rain. It has brought out the mosquito's. The grass has even greene up some.

Happy
I agree with the hot oil in frying things. My aunt makes the best fried okra and squash in her deep fryer. My cousin lovese to cook and keeps tempting me with all her goodies. She has her own web sight at AuntNubby@blog spot.com. Most of it is good home cooking.

Mel
Are you staying out of trouble. Poor Richie beinig sick is no fun at all

Michelle
I know you are excitedgetting to start your dream job on Monday. Glad the physical didn't take to long.

Hello's to Patty and Ellen

1day@atime
07-11-2012, 11:01 PM
Hello Ladies,
Good news about mom, went to see several doctors and they concluded it is a torn cartlidge in wrist and swelling of tendons. Her hand is feeling better. After we got the news on thursday afternoon I asked her if she still wanted to go to San Antonio for wedding on saturday.. She said yes, so came home back, got car ready and friday pick her and dad up. Had a great time but came home on sunday. Worn out, house is a mess, but had a great weekend.

Shad - Congratulations on baby. She is definitely has long legs. When do you get to go home?

Ceejay - are you coming to Texas? If yes, i would love to meet up with you.

Annie - We have been very blessed to have rain this year. Last year we were in a terrible drought, but in spring got lots of rain and actually rain in June. It's actually raining right now. Last year at this time I think we had 30 days over 100 and this July not even one. They are saying that produce & food will be going up as many of the corn fields are burning up, up in the midwest.

Laura - I want to see Magic Mike. I heard the storyline was bad but the view is good :) . I need to check out my library to see what DVD they have.

Michelle - Glad to hear everything is going well with the job.

Mel - Yeah, no Bed Bugs! I worry about them when i travel, I was told NOT to put luggage on bed or floor. So what am I suppose to do with it?

Happy - I hope your Doctor's appointment is just a routine checkup!

hi to Ellen!

Shad
07-12-2012, 01:08 AM
Afternoon all.
I've been busy with appointments today. Have to get things done when you come home. I've been and picked up the hearing aid (not fixed as advised but the consulting man managed to patch it up enough for me to use until I come home for good) and I have had to take a couple of rings in because it seems that the diamonds (tiny ones) are falling out. Then I had my haircut. I am trying to get the family together for the weekend for a meal but no luck so far. Trying to get that lot in a row is a hard thing to do. Maybe breakfast on Sunday before I go back to the Hunter will be a goer, although I think my big brother will be working and my niece will also have to go to work.

Not trying to catch up with all the personals today, but will get back to it tomorrow. However........

Annie - I had an easy ride through menopause. At some time around 44 my body decided it would no longer tolerate Dairy. Everytime I tried milk on my cereal or yoghurt or cream then the stomach got all bloated and I would be very sad for a long time. I changed to soy milk. These days you have choices of rice milk or almond milk as well as A1 type milk which does not have the lactose of ordinary milk. You might like to try something like that. I could eat sheeps cheese or goats cheese or milk but nothing from a cow. I'm fine again now, but cream still makes me a bit wobbly. I only ever had one hot flush and that was enough.

Michelle - hope the new job is just what the doctor ordered. Hope the place you are working at now is not too sour about your not sticking with them.

Better go get something to drink and get on with cleaning the kitchen, dining room and lounge. It's wet again. Doesn't seem to want to go away. Miss Puss thinks her throat is cut, but she is not due for food for another couple of hours.

Shad
07-12-2012, 07:39 AM
Just heard from DS1 that wee baby girl has been put in the ICU of the hospital with apneoa (sp?) Seems that like Annies lil monkey man, she is doing the premmie thing and stopping breathing. DS1 says all is well and the staff are doing a great job and that this is a common occurrence.

MELODY525
07-12-2012, 08:17 AM
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MORNING CHICKS:coffee:

HOPE THIS DAY BRINGS A SMILE TO EVERY FACE :D
WORKED A BIT YESTERDAY. GOING TO REST UP TODAY.
RICHIE IS VERY MUCH BETTER & MISSING JEN &THE KIDS.
SAD THAT THERE IS SO MUCH WORK NOW.
BUT HE CAN'T AFFORD TO TURN IT DOWN.
I TOLD HIM THIS TOO SHALL PASS.
LET IT GO AND JUST DOW WHAT YA GOTTA DO.
I AM THINKING I MIGHT WORK A BIT TOMORROW. WE HAVVE ANOTHER L;EAKIY HOT WATER TANK.
I'LL SEE WHAT TIMES THE PLUMBER PICKS.
OTHER THAN THAT....NOTHING IS NEW....WE HAVE NO BUGS.....
BUT THERE ARE A FEW IN THE PATS THAT HAD THEM BEFORE.
GOING TO MAKE A DATE TO STEAM THEM OUT OF THOSE.
THIS WAY KILL THEM AND NOT DRIVE THEM OUT TO AN ADJACENT APT.
HOPE THEY GET THEM ALL THIS TIME. NEW COMPANY. DIFFERENT METHOD.

HAVE A GREAT DAY.




SHAD......JUST JUMP IN WHEN YOU HAVE TIME.
WE ALL KNOW YOU'VE BEEN RUNNING BACK AND FORTH AND ON CALL.
I DO HOPE YOU GET THE FAMILY TOGETHER FOR A MEAL:hug:
IS EVERYONE EXCITED OVER THE NEW BABE???:bb:
I AM WAITING TO TELL JEN WHEN SHE EITHER COMES HOME OR SHE CALLS FROM A PAY-PHONE. TERRIBLE CONNECTIONS UP THERE.
SHE'LL WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING!!!! LOL
LONGLEGS & FINGERS. BIG FEET. LOOKS LIKE JEN'S BABY PICTURES!!!!
GONNA PRINT THEM PUT TODAY OR JEN. MAYBVE I'LL SEND THEM UP WITH A LETTER!!!





HAPPY....THE FAJITAS SOUNDED DELISH. LOVE STEAK.
HOPE YOUR THOUGHTS ARE ORGANIZED BY NOW!!! ROFLMAO
HOW IS THE BUNNY?? DO YOU STILL SEE HIM??




ANNIE....JUST WATCH THE HERBS WITH ANY MEDS YOU TAKE.
SOMETIMES THE COMBOS CAN BE VERY WEIRD FOR THE MOND.
JUST CONCERNED FOR YOU....I WON'T NAG:rofl:
WILL PRAY IT'S GOING TO BE A SHORT-LIVED EXPERIENCE.
THE HOT FLASHES ABOUT KILLED ME AND THE BLOATING TOO.
HANG IN THERE AND PACK YOUR BAGS....
WE'RE ALL GOING WITH YOU TO MR & MRS HAPPY'S HOUSE!!!:hug:





LAURA....WOW 2 MORE MOVIES COMING!!
I CAN HARDLY WAIT. HOPE IT'S WITH THE SAME CAST.
YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH MAGIC MIKE...SLEASY AND SMARMY....YES THAT MIGHT NOT BE AN ACTING STRETCH FOR MATTHEW!!
HE DOWS IT SO WELL IN OTHER MOVIES TOO. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:




CEEJAY.....GLAD THE M/M MADE YIOU FEEL BETTER.
HOPE THE DRIVE GOES WELL. YOU WILL ENJOY THE FAMILY THOUGH!!
IT'S ALL WORTH IT. LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO MISS OUT ON THESE THINGS:hug:
HOPE WALMART'S DOESN'T BREAK ANY LINES!!!!



PATTY....I AM VERY HAPPY MOM IS GPOING TO BE OK.
GLAD YOU ALL GOT TO THE WEDDING ANYWAY.
THAT WAS A BIT OF GOOD LUCK FOR A CHANGE:hug:
SENDING HEALING THOUGHTS TO MOM AND SOME
RESTFUL THOUGHTS FOR YOU!!! :yoga:

ceejay52
07-12-2012, 09:03 AM
Up early as I need to get ready for tomorrow's trip. I'm officially on vacation.

Patty
I'm meeting my sis from dfw in Pigeon forge this year. We're celebrating her 65th birthday. My it doesn't seem like we are in our 60's.

Mel
You sound more calm. Glad Richie is feeling better, to bad he's having to work while Jen and the girls are supposedly having a good time.


Nothing new just need to get on with my day.

happy2bme
07-12-2012, 09:35 AM
Good morning all,

Got some stuff to do today so this will be a short post.

Shad - sorry to hear about Sophia but at least they caught it and know how to deal with it.

Mel - yep, L.B. is still hanging around. He was on the porch peeking in the screen door the other day and is going out in a wider range grazing on the lawn now.

Patty - while it sounds like you Mom might have some recovery time, at least it's something that can get fixed which is always good. Hate those problems they can't seem to diagnose.

Ceejay - glad you decided to go meet with your family. Safe travels.

Laura - fajitas are VERY easy to make - just takes some prep time which you can do a day ahead if needed. Will provide a "recipe" if you want...

Annie - welcome to menopause. Not much you can do about it. Luck of the dice as to how intensely the symptoms hit. I am all for the hormones to help with symptoms. If you don't go that route be sure to up your calcium - you can lose up to 10 percent of your bone mass each year when in menopause - that was the primary reason I went the hormone route. I heard Black Cohosh (?) was also a herbal option - something else too, I will remember it later. Soy is also supposed to help but not if you have thyroid issues as soy slows down the thyroid.

Hi Michelle - is this you last day?

Hi Ellen

Gotta run for now. Have a good one ladies.

Laura705
07-12-2012, 10:27 AM
Morning all. Quick post as my train arrived a wee bit late and I have stuff to do before a meeting at 10. I also have to run down the block to pick up a refill of my rx for the nsaid for my shoulder, which is slowly getting better.

Good thing the doc allowed a refill because it turns out i need it for two of my fingers. On my bike ride home yesterday I somehow ended up with my tires right against the curb and couldn't maneuver away and took a good crash and tumble onto the lawn. Ouch. My pinky and ring finger on my left hand hyperextended in the fall (well, the landing actually) and are swollen and painful. Luckily that was the worst of it. Gawd, I need to be protected from myself.

Patty - Glad your mom's wrist is not serious and that you got to go to the wedding. Nice that someone's getting the rain!

Shad - Glad little Sophia is doing good and hope her breathing gets back to normal and allows her to go back home soon.

Hellos to the rest of you!!! Have a great day! :) :sunny: :cool:

ceejay52
07-12-2012, 01:58 PM
Laura,
Ouch on the fall.

diyana
07-12-2012, 02:12 PM
Hi Ladies -

Today is my last day at the current job. I told them I need to work from home (or closer to home) due to my husband's health issues. I did not tell them I had accepted another position. They REALLY REALLY REALLY like me. In fact, my boss had called me in his office to tell me how many compliments I've gotten for my technical skills, willingness to help every and my positive attitude. I felt bad telling him that I couldn't work there any longer. They'd like to see if they can get the director to approve a part-time, freelance sort of thing (which I'd be open to considering if it weren't too many hours).

Anyway, the boss said that if I'm ever looking for a job in the future and don't mind the commute downtown, I should definitely give him a call.

===========================

Shad - I'm so sorry to hear about Sophia, but at least they caught it and are watching her, and that she's doing well all things considered.

Laura - the bike crash sounds so painful. I hope your fingers feel better soon. Remember to ice them as much as possible for the first 48-72 hours.

Happy - I'd like the fajita recipe too please.

Patty - I'm glad you had a nice weekend with the family, and that your mom's wrist isn't too serious. Sending hugs. :hug:

Annie - I hope you and C are both doing well and not working too terribly hard.

Mel - I'm so glad to hear that Richie is doing better. :)

Well, I've got to run to a meeting.

Much love and many hugs to all,

annie175
07-12-2012, 09:09 PM
Good Evening My Worldlie Sisters........................

It has been on long day...Work is making me work...go figure...lol

CHELLE...it is so nice to know that if and when you MIGHT need another job...there is one awaiting in the wings. Hey if the freelance stuff does not bog you down or RUN YOU DOWN to making you out of energy and sick then go for it. I will put MY FOOD DOWN if you even start to feel sick...I will kick your b*tt and call that job site to fire you..get it? got it? good! SO happy you are on your way to bigger and better things.....so excited for you.

HAPPY...it is such a funny thing, since I posted my dilemmas of menopause, I have not had one night sweat or hot flash...I am freaking out. Like what the H does all this mean. I am one freaky person.

SHADLET..lucky for me I have not had milk in a couple of years. Have been using rice milk. Even in my cooking. It works well. I have to cut back on the sugars or anything that adds sweet taste to anything to make up for the rice milk....I have been successful so far. Even mashed potatos. As I learned the hard way...no worries about the NICU for the babe. She will do just fine. The doc said usually after 5 lbs they start "getting" how they are supposed to breathe. She will probably be in the NICU less time than lil man and go home soon. Lil man had to go 5 days without episode to go home. It came around the 5lbs, 8 oz size. No worries. H*ll I probably have the sleep disorder and do not even know it.

LAURA....holy crap on the crash. Really that sounds like my normal life. I crash for no reason....here is to feeling better. Be careful sista, we cannot stand anymore injuries.

CEEG...this whole communication thing seems to be the break down of anything...work...play...relationships...you name it...if only others would realize the importance of keeping everyone informed and how much time and effort it would save for everyone.l

MELLIE...as long as the bugs stay clear from you and Jen the heck with how they dispose of them...Do you really thing the seniors that are causing the bug issue are going to change their ways...I think not....they live in filth, they know no other way of living....puke puke.

PATTY.....great news about momma and wonderful you two will still get to pary at the wedding. God blesses us in strange ways.

I am actually overwhelmed with sleepy eyes and wanting to make it happen. Going to head to bed...C has been there since 7:45. A littel too early for me, but ready to TRY to sleep....everyone keep your fingers crossed.

Happy evening/morning all....

Loves and hugs...

Shad
07-13-2012, 12:13 AM
From DS1 this morning. Sophia only had one episode last night and recovered on her own. Waiting on this mornings test results.

When I know more, you will all know more.

MELODY525
07-13-2012, 08:06 AM
http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g465/CherScoled/Motivation/baloonsSmile.gif

THE DAY IS NOT ONLY BRAND NEW.....IT'S FRIDAY!!!

I HAD A LAUGH AT THE WEATHERMAN JUST NOW.
HE SAID WE SHOULD BEGIN NAMING OUR HEATWAVES AS THIS IS #4.
I AM HOPING THIS DOESN'T CATCH ON. :rofl:

COOKED A BIT YESTERDAY FOR THE WEEKEND.
JUST ASST. VEGGIES, RICE, FEW TINY TATERS AND DEFROSTED A BEEF POT PIE.

I THINK RICHIE IS DYING OF LONLINESS.
HE CALLS ALL THE TIME JUST TO BULL THROW.
BUT HE ALWASY HAS TO MAKE UP SOME KIND OF REASON.
THEN WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT JEN THE ENTIRE TIME:rofl: POOR KID.

WE GOT ANOTHER HOT WATER HEATER FIXED LAST NIGHT.
TONS OF HOT WATER NOW. GOING TO JUMP IN THE SHOWER.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY AND WEEKEND. ENJOY. :beach:




CEEJAY.....WATCH OUT PIGEON FORGE....HERE COME'S OUR CEEJAY!!
HOPE YOUR VACATION IS ALL YOU WANT IT TO BE :hug:
SAFE TRAVELS MY FRIEND AND HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME :encore:




HAPPY....GLAD LB IS OK. JUST CURIOUS.
WONDERING IF HE HAS ADOPTED YOU.:hug:
HOPE YOU GT ALL YOUR CHORES DONE.




LAURA....OK IT'S BUBBLE WRAP TIME FOR YOU KIDDO:hug:
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!! GLAD YOU GOT ANOTHER REFIL FOR THE NSAIDS.
THANK GOD FOR NSAIDS TOO!!!
YOU AND I WILL KEEP THOSE COMPANIES IN BUSINESS!!:rofl:
I HOPE ALL THE BOO BOOS FEEL BETTER AND THE FALL DOESN'T SET THE SHOULDER OFF.




MICHELLE.....GLAD YOU GOT AN OFFER BEFORE YOU LEFT.
OPEN DOORS ARE ALWAYS A GOOD THING.
GOOD LUCK NEXT WEEK!! I AM HAPPY YOU GOT THE JOB.




ANNIE....THE WOMAN GOT WRITTEN UP....THE DIRTY ONE THAT IS.
THE OTHER APTS WERE SCATTERED AROUND THE BLDG AND WERE SPANKING CLEAN! LOL GO FIGURE.
I HOPE YOU GOT THE SLEEP YOU WANTED:ug:




SHAD.....SENDING PRAYERS TO SOPHIA.
I HOPE SHE PASSES ALL THE TESTS.
TELL BRENDAN TO BE PATIENT:hug:
HIS SWEET BABY GIRL WILL BE HOME SOON:bb:

Laura705
07-13-2012, 10:44 AM
Morning all. TGIF!!

Mel - Love today's graphic! Mmmm, pot pie. :hun: Poor Richie! Is he heading out by Jen/kids for the weekend? Enjoy those nice hot showers now that the leak is fixed. :) Yeh, I suppose bubble wrap could be in order for me. As I expected, there were some aches that appeared later in the day yesterday, but nothing significant. The shoulder has good days and bad, and the crash didn't help...

Shad - Hope the results are good for Sophia, I'm sure she's on her way and she'll be putting those lungs to good use in no time. :D

Annie - Yeh, holy crap re the crash, but I'm back on the bike, being careful. Heck, if you're going to bed before 8 pm, no wonder you wake up at 2 am, lol.

Michelle - Sounds like you are parting ways very amicably with this company, and it could still be mutually beneficial for both of you. Good for you!! Hope the last day went well and that you have a great Friday. :)

Ceejay - You might be on the road by now, but still wishing you safe travels and that you have a wonderful time in PF with the family!!

Hellos to Patty, Happy & Ellen. :wave:
====
So happy it's Friday. Tough week, working on yuckies, but trudging onward.

Nothing planned for this weekend, and of course temps will be in the 90's and humid. Not tempted to be doing anything outdoors, including bicycling, haha.

As I mentioned to Mel, I've got a couple more minor aches from the crash, but mainly I've got the two sore/bruised/swollen fingers that I don't get to ice as much as I should. They are feeling much better today, though, so they are on their way. Pretty thankful I didn't tear or break anything in there. Otherwise, I have a minor scrape and a big bump on my left shin, which probably came in contact with the crank shaft/pedals/whatever when I went down. The bump's got a bruise all around it, and I'll see if the entire thing eventually turns colored. Not a good time for shorts-wearing.

Nothing much else to report. Oh, bf made the strawberry ice cream last night. Only had a spoonful of it, but it's much better than the cherry ice cream he made a few weeks ago. He said that for the cherry, he had the ice cream maker's frozen insert sitting on the counter for a while before he put the mixture in it, and that made it lose a lot of its coldness and didn't help when it came time to freeze the mixture. This time I brought it up from the basement freezer right when he was ready to pour it in and he noticed the mixture froze a lot more quickly.

Watched some of the Piers Morgan interview with Robert Blake from the other night. We were watching it on the tv at the place we ate at the night before and missed some of it, and so bf recorded the rest when it re-aired later that night. What an angry and difficult person Blake is, but he's not had an easy time of it the past several years - and he's probably been a difficult person his entire life. Can't imagine having to conduct that interview... I'd forgotten he was a Little Rascal, and now he's written a book about it cuz he's bankrupt....lost all his money in the civil settlement re his wife's murder, which he claimed he didn't want to talk about but did anyway.

Okay, stop rambling, post this thing and get back to the grind.

Have a good weekend all.

annie175
07-13-2012, 12:10 PM
Good Almost Afternoon....90's for the next week or so, once again they are teasing us with "maybe" rain over the weekend. I have danced my arse off to no end for rain...no luck. Still watering the gardens. Today at noon the mandatory no watering the lawn or washing your car at home goes into effect. Fines will start at 250 and move up from that to 5000. Personally, I love a brown yard. No mowing. I did get out the mower a few days ago, stirred up some dust and cut a few weeds that always grow no matter what.

Just got back from a lunch time pedicure, paid an additional 10 bucks for a 15 minute should/neck massage. Oh so good. My neck and shoulders are always tense so it felt extra good. Was only gone about 70 minutes. The place is a 5 minutes drive from work. Then went next door to Red Habanero to get a veggie taco salad to go. Grilled onions, yellow squash, green peppers on a bed of lettuce, cheese and refried beans a bit of salsa and yummy. Came back to work ate that, now I am on a break posting..lolol

Nothing on the agenda much this weekend. We have a few house projects still on the list. Caulking around the garage trim and post on front porch then painting trim. Removing the 3 birdnests that are on top of the garage door opener in the garage. Well one is inside by the lightbulb, the other two are on top. I have no clue how the birds got in there. They are old nests from last year. Also need for C to get up on the roof and slap some tar and shingles in place where they have blown off. I really need a new roof, but cannot afford it right now, nor do I want to afford it. blah. At least it doesn't leak. This fall we are painting the two full baths, laundry room and the 3 bathrooms.

LAURA....I lay down at 8 pm with C, then about 10 minutes later when he is snoring, I get back up and watch TV or do chores around the house. Are you kidding, there is no way I could go to sleep that early. I have tried, no dice. I usually stay up till about 10. I listened to the re-cap of the Robert Blake interview on the radio this morning on the way into work, that was more than enough for me. He just sounds like an idiot. I loved him on Baretta tho. I wish I could eat ice cream, but it is one of my trigger foods that makes me puke. I love anything strawberry. Guess it is a blessing in disguise. Try to stay upright on the bike this weekend sista. hugs

MELLIE....glad the water heater is working again. Take a nice long hot bubbly (with epsom salts in it), kick back, read a book and have a glass or two of wine. Poor Richie, you are his momma (kinda) so you have to take his calls and cheer him up. We are all typically everyone's momma at some point in life. Does the heart good to miss Jen, he will see how much more he loves her.

SHADLET...sounds like little Sophie is getting right along. One episode last night is good. Lil man had one or two an hour in the beginning. Liked to freak the sheak right out of us till we got used to it. She will be home before you know it. Read my PM to you. Let me know.

Hello to all the worldlies and have a great Friday/Saturday/weekend...I am sure to get back here over the weekend..I hope.

Love, Hugs and Prayers.....

upswife
07-13-2012, 01:17 PM
OK, ladies, I have not been busy this week, but still been MIA lately. Just sitting back and relaxing and too tired to type. LOL This week has been good. Worked monday evening, lazed around Tuesday. Dh and I went out to dinner at Tilted Kilt again...Their food is really good! Just kinda hung out with the kids on wednesday...I made steak sandwiches, annie's potatoes and salad for dinner. Yesterday I drove mom to the doctor...she is progressing very well. She had to walk a fair way at the Doctor's office then she needed a good pair of gym shoes for her outpatient rehab starting Monday so we stopped at the New Balance store and she bought a pair.

Just work for me tonight, been working on Mt Washmore all week, so I have the aftermath to put away in my room. I should prob get moving on that soon. I will tey to get personals done tonight or tomorrow from work.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

happy2bme
07-13-2012, 03:50 PM
Hi all,

I had some errands to run this morning and at one point I got a sudden painful crick in my left side. Some muscle is seizing and it's very painful. Can't sit in a chair for any amount of time, DH said to get on a heating pad. I guess I will have to. We are going on a wolf run tomorrow so I don't want to be laid up. Going to try the heating pad and if it eases up I will post later...

Laura705
07-13-2012, 04:11 PM
Oh Annie - thought of you this morning when someone on the radio played a little bit of this old song:


Artist: Roger Miller
Song: Little Green Apples
Album: All Time Greatest Hits Roger Miller Sheet Music
Roger Miller CDs


And i wake up in the morning with my hair down in my eyes and she says hi
And i stumble to the breakfast table while the kids are going off to school, goodbye.
And she reaches out and takes my hand and squeezes it and says how you feeling hon?
And i look across at smiling lips that warm my heart, and see my morning sun.

And if that's not loving me, then all i've got to say,
God didn't make the little green apples, and it don't rain in indianapolis in the summer time.And there's no such thing as dr. seuss or disney land and mother goose, no nursery rhymes.
God didn't make the little green apples, and it don't rain in indianapolis in the summer time.
And when myself is feeling low, i think about her face and go and ease my mind.

Sometimes i call her up, at home, knowing she's busy.
And ask her if she can get away, meet me and maybe we can grab a bite to eat.
And she drops what she's doing and she hurries down to meet me, and i'm always late.
But she sits waiting patiently, and smiles when she first sees me, because she's made that way.

And if that ain't loving me, then all i've got to say,
God didn't make the little green apples, and it don't snow in minneapolis when the winter comes.
And there's no such thing as make-believe, puppy dogs or autumn leaves, no bb guns.
God didn't make the little green apples, and it don't snow in minneapolis when the winter comes

Shad
07-13-2012, 07:58 PM
Morning all

Latest on Sophia from Brendan last night:
Sophia's condition has improved greatly . Oxygen saturation levels have improved throughout the day and oxygen flow has been reduced from 4 to 2 litres per minute.
Midwife feels that the oxygen flow will be discontinued tomorrow (today) and monitoring to occur for the next 24 hours. After the pediatrician has confirmed these findings she will be returned to neo natal special care. Fingers crossed and thanks to everyone for all the positive thoughts and messages with love and hugs.
Good news indeed.

Can't post for long. Have friends coming and I need to clean the bathroom and loo before then. Have finished (more or less) in the lounge, kitchen and dining room and provided the cat doesn't decide to shed more fur then it will pass muster.

Laura is singing. Must be okay in her world. Sorry to read about the fingers Laura. Hope they feel better very soon. Is it still quiet at work?

Happy - hope that muscle spasm goes away soon. Can't run from bears or bunnies with a stitch in your side.

Ellen - good to hear that Mum is going along and getting moving again. Bet it is a great relief to the family.

Annie - fortunately she really has only had one day of bad breathing and is coming out of it nicely thank heaven. I've replied to the PM thanks.

Michelle - glad to hear that you are leaving with good vibes and grace. Hate leaving a place when the vibes are bad. Hope the new one is as good.

Ceejay is probably now well on her way to Pidgeon Forge. Hope you have a great time with the family.

Mel - naming the heatwaves :rofl: yeah right. Glad that the building passed the test this time - well at least I think it did. Maybe I haven't been keeping up as well as I should. Poor ol' Richie. Such an emotional boy. Still he obviously loves Jen (and you) and will be some help to her in the next phases of her life.

That bloody cat - just came in, sat on a chair and proceeded to pull out hunks of fur. Grrrrrrr. Her life hangs in the balance.

Gotta go. Catch up soon

annie175
07-13-2012, 08:41 PM
Hey Girls....this is my night to stay up late...don't have to work tomorrow! C has already gone to bed so I am on my own to party by myself. Watching TWISTER. I love that movie, glad it is on the tube while I post. Helen Hunt is great in this movie. I like her, even tho i think she may play for the opposite team...

Shadlet...good news on the babe...YEAH! Sometimes I wonder if guests notice the dirt more than we do...we often worry about the crap when they do not even care or have the same cleaning ethics we do. But as you, I will clean, just in case.

LAURA...as corny as it sounds, I absolutely love that song. Right now, it doesn't rain in Indianpolis at ALL, at least where I live. Hope you have the opportunity to come and visit with me and experience INDY soon! Make good use of lodging when something comes to town you would like to do, or just would like to visit this city....

ELLEN...glad you had a minute to check in....I know what you mean about typing and getting on site....after being on the computer all day at work, sometimes it takes a real effort to post to the chicks. Good for you to enjoy the lil ones while you can...my wish is that I could of spent more time with Samantha and Jake doing fun stuff. They both keep reminding me that I did a lot with them and there should be no regrets, but I still feel guilty....do all you can with your lil ones....

C promises me a wonderful night with him and no early go to bed times. I told him we could go to bed early if we celebrated together in bed...lol

Made zucchini bread tonight. Eight loaves of mini bread and one loaf of regular size bread. Will keep the full size loaf for C, then give away the lil loaves. I want to take several mini loaves to CVS for my pals. One of my pals from CVS sent me a personal email asking if I was ok and why was my FB account closed. God love her...I assured her it was all good. I will go into CVS tomorrow and visit with her and give her a loaf of zucchini bread to calm her nerves. lol.

May be back later if I cannot sleep and still up.

Have a marvelous day/night.....love you all...

annie175
07-13-2012, 08:44 PM
HAPPY....holy smokes, sure hope your aches and pains are temporary and the heating pad does wonders....maybe try some of that foul smelling rub on stuff that is supposed to make you feel wonderful...BENGAY or ICY HOT..something in that category....Hugs to you and feel better...

annie175
07-13-2012, 09:31 PM
D*MN IT I was posting about Sylveter Stalone's son that died of an overdose. It is sad that it comes to that. What a tender age of 36, to think your life is over. God love his soul and forgive him enough to go to heaven.

ceejay52
07-13-2012, 10:11 PM
just wanted to let you guys know that I'm in Pigeon Forge. It's beautiful up here.

MELODY525
07-14-2012, 07:12 AM
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MORNNG CHICKS:cofdate:


LOTS OF HEAT & HUMIDITY FOR A WEEK.
GUESS I WON'T BE OUTSIDE TOO MUCH NOW.
WORKED YESTERDAY BUT I FLEW THRU THE "FAVORS".
GOT DONE EARLY AND HAD A HOT SHOWER AND JAMMIES.
TALKED TO JEN LAST NIGHT.
RICHIE IS WORKING THE ENTIRE WEEKEND.
HE'S HOPING TO GET SOME DAYS OFF DURING THE HEAT NEXT WEEK.
WE'LL SEE CAUSE HIS BOSS NEVER KEEPS HIS PROMISES.
NOTHING ELSE NEW HERE
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND:mope:





LAURA.....HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER OVER THE WEEKEND.
TEA BAGS ARE GOOD FOR BRUISES. WARM ONES THAT IS.
I USE THEM ON THE SENIORS FACES.
EVERY TIME THEY FALL IT'S FACE FIRST.:cry:
WORKING ON YUCKIES ALL WEEK DESERVES A GOOD WEEKEND:hug:
HOMEMADE ICE CREAM? ....BE RIGHT OVER :scooter:



ANNIE.....A LUNCH TIME GIRLIE EVENT!!
GOTTA BE A GOOD THING AND WORTH THAT EXTRA CASH!
FUNNY HOW BIRDS AND OTHER ANIMALS CAN FIND WAYS TO GET INSIDE.
HAD A LAUGH AT THE ONE BY THE LIGHT BULB. COZY!!!
YOU GOT ME TO WONDERING....I CAN'T SIT IN A BATH.
BUT NOW I WONDER IF I PUT EPSOM SALTS IN A BUCKET AND POURED IT OVER ME.
WOULD IT HAVE THE SAME EFFECT.
I MISS THOSE LONG SOAKS SO MUCH.
PRT 2: YUM ON THE BREAD. I LOVE THE SMELL!!
HOPE YOUR FRIENDS DON'T MISS YOU TOO MUCH ON FB.
SHAME IT HAD TO COME TO THAT:hug:



ELLEN.....GLAD MOM IS PROGRESSING.
I'D BE TOO TIRED TO TYPE TOO IF I WERE YOU!!
REST EVERY CHANCE YOU GET :hug:
I LAUGH AT THE TILTED KILT.....MY MIND SPENDS FAR TOO MUCH TIME IN THE GUTTER! :rofl:




HAPPY....OMG!! OUCH!!! HOPE THE HEATING PAD WORKED.
BE A SHAME TO MISS A WOLF RUN. (WHATEVER THAT IS) :lol3:





CEEJAY........I AM SO GLAD YOU ARRIVED SAFE AND SOUND:hug:
HOPE YOU GET TO TELL US ALL ABOUT YOUR TRIP AND VISIT!!!




SHAD....I CAN'T WAIT TO SHOW JEN THE PICS.
RICHIE WAS GOING TO TAKE EVERYTHING UP BUT HE'S NOT GOING NOW.
JEN IS COMING HOME FRIDAY FOR THE WEEKEND.
THEY ARE ALL SPENDING TIME TOGETHER WITH THE FAMILY.
SHE WILL BE SO SURPRISED TO SEE SOPHIA!!
SENDING THE BABE LOTS OF LOVE & KISSES :love:
HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD TIME WITH FRIENDS.
BEEN A LONG TIME INCE YOU HAD A GOOD CHANCE TO RELAX AND HAVE SOME FUN.
STAY WELL AND HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND:hug:

annie175
07-14-2012, 07:39 AM
Morning All...

MELLIE....I think lil man and lil babe Sophia will make an awesome couple and will be keepin it in the fam! LOL. OF course lil man will be president some day and Miss S will be Mrs. Pres. We've got hiiiigh hopes....Poor Seniors when they fall. Sit there arses down and watch some of the tapes they have available. You and Richie will be excited to see Jen. Too bad his kids come and he doesn't get to spend much time with them. That kind of sucks. Richie's boss sounds like a fuddy duddy when it comes to promises. How can people expect respect when they do not follow through with their promises. Sad. Wish I could send you some of the bread. Got 8 mini loaves and one large loaf. I will be sharing the mini loaves with CVS pals and the kids. All will be happy. I do not think pouring the bucket of epsom salt water over your head is the same but I am sure the wine will have the same effect whether you drink in while batheing or in your chair, bed, couch,whereever...lol

CEEG....glad you made it safely to PF. Wish I was there with you having fun. Maybe some day we all can meet somewhere. I just love my worldlie friends and want to meet everyone. Hope you have some great weather. Do some "fun" shopping for yourself. At least get a t-shirt...haha My color is pink!

Sorry if I have repeated myself in posting....I cannot remember from one day to the next and refuse to go back a read my own posts.

Todays agenda...deliver breads, grocery, get gas, come home and mop my kitchen floor as when I bake, I make a mess of it. I have to sweep and mop as if I do not, ants find their way to my kitchen. LIL B*ST*RDS! Oh and wash my sheets and put my bed back together. I love fresh sheets. So comfortable and smooth.

Trying to decide what on earth to make for dinner for my man. My mind is a blank but hope to think of something before I go to the grocery.

Hello to all my sweet sisters...hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Loves and hugs

annie175
07-14-2012, 07:56 AM
Zucchini Pizza Bake

Rated: http://images.media-allrecipes.com/global/print/color/FB6400/4.5.gifPrep Time: 30 MinutesReady In: 1 Hour 10 MinutesSubmitted By: ChristinaCook Time: 40 MinutesServings: 6"A cheesy zucchini crust is filled with a beefy tomato sauce, fresh vegetables, and Mozzarella cheese."
Ingredients:
4 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (15 ounce) can Italian-style tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced black olives
Directions:

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1.Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place the zucchini in a colander and sprinkle with salt; let drain for 15 minutes then squeeze out the moisture.2.Combine the zucchini, eggs, Parmesan, 1 cup mozzarella, and 1/2 cup Monterey Jack in a large bowl. Press the mixture into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.3.While the zucchini crust is baking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the ground beef and onion. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in the tomato sauce and Italian seasoning.4.Spoon the sauce mixture over the baked zucchini crust. Top with the bell pepper, mushrooms, black olives, and the remaining mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheeses. Return to the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.



This is what's for dinner. Come on over...I will serve it all...pizza, wine and a great time!

upswife
07-14-2012, 09:44 AM
Good morning ladies!!

Not much going on in my neck of the woods. Just waiting at work for now, trying to stay awake. My SIL pocket dialed me this morning at 4:30am then I could not fall back to sleep. but I had to be up at 6am for work, so it was not too much sllep deprevation. No big plans for today. Work until 4pm then head home to relax.

Happy~I hope you back is feeling better soon. You should try alternating the heating pad and an ice pack. It will help relax and numb the pain.

Melody~Your weather sounds like ours. I drove to work this morning and it was already hot and humid and the sun wasn't fully up yet. I hope Richie get to have a couple of days off especially in this heat. My mind also spend too much time in the gutter, but it really is a nice place and the waitresses are really nice---even if only half dressed!! And the food is awsome!! Best sweet potato fries ever.

Annie~you are always so busy...it make my head spin all that you are able to accomplish everyday...as for the little ants put some corn meal around the perimiter of the room and the ants will eat it but be unable to digest. You must have had a bumper crop of zuchini...first bread and now a pizza bake!!

Ceejay~Thanks for letting us know that you made it safely. I always worry whenever someone is on a long road trip. I hope you enjoy Pigeon Forge and get to spend plenty of time with family!!

Shad~So glad to hear the news about little Sophia. Sending more Prayers for her and the new family. I know when I have company coming over I clean every little thing...I don't think the company notices...just happy to hang out with everyone.

Laura~how are you this morning? did you get rain last night..it mostly skipped over us. Had thunder and lighning and no rain. Sorry to hear about your crash, but sounds like something I would do...I get worried about crashing on my bike, just because there is more of me to hurt these days!!! Keep icing your fingers and listen to your body if you are achy.

Patty~Good news on your mom, I hope now that they know what the problem is they will have a plan in place. Did you do all the driving on your trip to San Antonio? or were you able to split the drive time with your Dad?

Michelle~that is so great that you were able to leave on good teams with an offer to come back if needed. I hope you new Hospital job is everything you want. Hope Dh is feeling better...I am sure this humidity is not helping things tho.

Ok, back to work for me now. Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

annie175
07-14-2012, 12:39 PM
OMGoodness Ladies...it is raining in my yard. Not all over Indiana but it is coming down in buckets and can even hear the gutter spouts draining. I am so excited for rain. AND I DO NOT HAVE TO WATER MY GARDENS TONIGHT. YEAH!! Truly a watering day holiday! Thank you Jesus for the rain in my life. Amen! Plus it didn't start till I had all the groceries in and was sitting down to read my PEOPLE magazine about Katie and Tom's divorce. I am in Katie's corner, Tom Cruise is just weird with all that scientology crap, IMO. I mean really, no GOD or any kind of religion that this nut came up with it about 75 years ago. Sorry if I offend any of you. I guess it just does not make any sense to me.

ELLEN....yes, get back to work, even if it is boring and nothing is happening. lol. I am with you...sometimes we have to take a break from the job and do something like post to the worldlies to stay sane. Hope it picks up for you. I hear you on pocket dials. Last weekend when we were keeping lil man, my daughter pocket dialed me at 1:30 am from the bar they were at and I was up almost the rest of the night. It even woke lil man for a few minutes as my phone was in the bedroom with us. (I put his pak n play in our room, I don't want to miss something important).

Rain has stopped but hoping for more. Things are wet, but could use more. Going out to investigate the gardens and yard. I am so excited. I need to get a life.

Happy afternoon/night.

Hugs

happy2bme
07-14-2012, 12:42 PM
Hi ladies,

Thanks for all your sympathy. I sat in a chair yesterday with an ice pack. Fell sound asleep so eventually my body heat turned that ice pack into a hot pad :lol: I'm not sure when I sat down but I woke up close to 7pm so I'm thinking I slept for about 3 hours. Asked DH why he didn't wake me sooner and he said he knew I was hurting so he left me be. Didn't do a lick of good - still had the pain and it of course killed my desire to sleep so I didn't go to bed until 3am. I did take some ibuprofen which helped ease the crick. Have it a bit this morning, guess I'll have to plod up with some more pills. We are supposed to go on a tour from the natural history museum. A lecture, dinner and then a ride into the woods looking for wolf tracks and listening for wolf howls. Tour ends just before the wolf pack goes after and takes down the one tour person foolish enough to separate from the group :rofl: Seriously, it sounds like an interesting thing so I'm hoping I'm feeling up to it. Maybe a hot shower and more Motrin will help.

I'm noticing the days getting shorter already and the mornings seem a bit cooler and wetter. Summer goes downhill fast after the July 4th holiday, but I am really looking forward to the autumn color season here and we got enough rain so far that we should get good colors. And an end to the horseflies that buzz my head in the yard :lol:

Ellen - getting up for work at 6am - ugh. Hope you're not too sleepy with the interuption this morning. What's your SIL doing up pocket dialing at 4:30???? :lol: It's good that the Tilted Kilt has great food - I guess I am just lacking too much in self esteem to want to spend time in a place where you just know hubby is trying to avoid letting me see he's looking "at the show". Yay for those women confident enough to say - hey there's no harm in looking...

Annie - I stopped at a roadside truck and got some tomatoes yesterday. They had the biggest zuchinni I ever saw - must have been as long as my forearm to the fingertips. They said these were the "smaller" ones. :yikes: Could have made the pizza, bread and a pot of soup from that. Thanks for the recipe - that sounds really easy, fresh and delicious. :hungry: There's only one thing better than fresh sheets and that's fresh sheets dried on a clothesline outside. Oh heaven!!!!!!!!!! Sorry you left Facebook - I've been seriously thinking of dropping it too. Most of my "friends" watch my posts but never talk to me so what's the point? :shrug:

As for Stallone's son, guess the real shame is that people still feel the need to add spice to their lives with drugs and alchohol, never realizing what a slippery slope that can be.

Mel - hope you get a break from the humidity. Sounds like you have the office in control which is good. I do wish they would give Ritchie the time off they promise - sounds like he could use a break. I guess once we build the commune we will have to add one of those sit in type bath tubs. The kind that has a door, then we can all try it out. Just don't know how the septic system feels about epsom salts :lol:

Shad - glad to hear you got good news on Sophia. Hope it stays that way. Did you have a good evening with your friends?

Laura - OMG - was and still am singing Little Green Apples. :lol: Good catch on the lyric! Hope your hand is feeling better. Ouch on the fall. I hate when people say "you have to be more careful" - geez it's not like one was gunning for a crash or something :rolleyes: Feel better :hug: Are you thinking of seeing that Bruce Willis movie? Looks like it might be kind of goofy but it's getting good reviews.

Ceejay - enjoy Pidgeon Forge, I know you will. Take in some sights for me too.

Michelle - hope you are enjoying your weekend. Good luck on the new job. That's really flattering that your job offered to try and find some contract work but honestly, with as busy a life as you have already would you ever really have time for that? Perhaps if you didn't have your side web work. Just don't want you to burn yourself out. Bad enough DH is having a hard time getting well, don't get run down too. I hope the new job is everything you hope it will be, the commute certainly will be better but will you have to park miles away - I imagine they have a huge campus.

Gotta get something in my tummy and get ready for the rest of the day. Have a good weekend kids.

happy2bme
07-14-2012, 12:44 PM
Annie :yay: on the rain. :dance: :dance: :dance: rain dance for you. Hope there is more. Saw an overhead shot of Indy on our news yesterday - brown and dry as straw. They said the only green is trees and that is barely. I will try and blow the clouds south and east for you...

annie175
07-14-2012, 01:10 PM
Happy....thanks for the added rain dance. We certainly need it. I am hoping that the dark clouds I am seeing brings more rain. I have decided I love yellow zucchini better than the green. No real reason other than I like the color...lol. Hope you are feeling much better and taking care of YOU!. The older I get, the more things take a toll on my attitude and movement. Why oh why? Better living through chemicals and hot showers! Hugs sweet sister and may the force be with you....xoo

annie175
07-14-2012, 01:32 PM
oK..one pix is of my nephew and brother, father and son playing at the last gig for the band.

The Rose of Sharon is the bust I planted in honer of my momma. Only one of her favorites.

The last pix is only part of my garden...I have another plot of more veggies.

annie175
07-14-2012, 01:34 PM
Oh in back ground of Rose of Sharon bush is one of my benches that my bro gave me and we painted.

annie175
07-14-2012, 01:37 PM
This is more of my garden plot on the other side of the yard!

annie175
07-14-2012, 01:38 PM
I mean one of the plants I planted in honor of my momma. Geez...her birthday will be on July 28 and would of been her 83rd birthday!!

annie175
07-14-2012, 01:40 PM
Yes I am bored with not much to do. House is clean, getting ready to put sheets on bed. I suck. what to do, what to do, I mean it IS raining here in Indianapolis in the summertime. FOR A MINUTE

Laura705
07-14-2012, 02:23 PM
Hey everyone. Happy Saturday.

Yesterday I had a meeting go over by at least an hour, then one thing I really wanted/needed to get done, so I didn't get to lunch til after 3. And it was sprinkling, so I just ran across the street to Subway.

Off the train at home I had bf pick me up cuz it was RAINING!!! Whoohoo! No watering today.

It stopped within about a half hour, so I walked doggy. It was steamy outside (but not really hot) and I was soaked when I got home. Ugh.

Went for dinner at the middle eastern place - lamb kabob sandwich and some baba ganough (sort of like hummus w/ eggplant I think). Yummers.

Doggy woke us at 5 am to let him out (bf said he didn't go out last night), so I did. It was just starting to rain again. I don't think we got much though.

This morning was my hair appt - touch up only. Followed by a trip to the thrift shop. Bought a necklace, paperbacks and a short sleeve white cotton cardigan to wear over tank tops/camis.

Came home and put the sweater in the laundry and wiped down the books and the necklace w/ a damp paper towel.

Now I'm hungry! Off to lunch soon. Bf getting dressed now and - YAY - he found the missing cell phone headset (matchbook size) in a pocket of his shorts. Whooo!

Toodles!

annie175
07-14-2012, 04:39 PM
Add a couple of tablespoons of sugar or equivalent to the sauce for flavor. I used spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce or the italian tomato sauce. I cooked the onion, green peppers and fresh mushrooms in with the beef. I do not like undone or crunchy veggies on my pizza. The zucchini crust turned out beautifully. Will put the entire package together when it gets closer to time when C gets home from work... Black olives will go on last then the final cheese. Hopes this helps for those of you wanting to try it.

The rain stopped, sun came out, hotter than H*LL. Glad the veggies and flowers got a good drink. Hoping for more rain, however thankful for what little we got.

LAURA...Lunch at 3 pm is like starvation mode and overeating time. Hope it doesn't affect you that way. I love Subway. Especially the meatball sub with extra sauce. YUM! I heard that Chicago is now fighting flying spiders. At least it was on our news and the hotels are really fighting them coming in their entry way. I am not afraid of spiders but certainly do not like the flying type.

I went to the half price bookstore and bought about 8 paperbacks. Now just have to get through them to send them on to CHELLE for her DMIL. It may take me some time as reading time doesn't come real often for me. I can always think of some kind of cleaning or cooking to do....

later girlies

Shad
07-14-2012, 05:28 PM
Morning all,
Just about to begin the tedious job of repacking stuff to take back to the vines and mines. Only another 11 days down there and then another couple back in the office tying off loose ends and this contract is done.

Good news from the DS1 yesterday. Sophia is off oxygen and in an open cot and will be monitored only for the weekend. If nothing happens, then she will be transferred back to the neo natal unit and be fattened up to take home. Expect her to be in hospital until about her original due date which is the 5th of August.

Had a fun time with friends yesterday. We must have because 1 bottle of champagne, half a bottle of red and a bottle of white went down the tubes. It's all good. We are are all going to breakfast this morning - family and friends so I can't stick around here for long. Need to be packed and gone to the restaurant shortly before 9am. Haven't seen much of DS2 this trip. He's been off to work and then sanding down one of the rental houses after that and then off to the g/f. Guess I come a distant third in that lot. However he will be at breakfast this morning.

So I will leave personals until I can catch up tonight or maybe tomorrow. Have fun over the weekend. Don't get trapped by wolves, zucchini bread or epsom salt baths and I will return.

diyana
07-14-2012, 06:16 PM
Hi ladies -

sorry I'm behind on personals. Hectic day yesterday...ran lots of errands. Good news is doggies all had great vet checkups!! :yay: I got my hair colored...strawberry blonde (reddish blonde with blonde highlights). I really like it and it tones down my rosacea. :)

Today was more errands and we're melting in the heat and humidity. It rained hard for 10 minutes last night, and we're hoping for more tonight. Tomorrow, DH and I are taking DMIL and DA (dear Auntie - DMIL's sis) for a scenic drive along Lake Michigan and then inland in the country. DA doesn't get out at all as she doesn't drive and her husband doesn't take her anywhere.

DH is grilling burgers and corn on the cob tonight. Yumm Yumm! :drool:

Oh, and my b'day party is being postponed 'till later in September. Not sure of the date yet. But the rescheduling is necessary because on my b'day weekend, he and DMIL will be in CA loading up a moving truck with her stuff in it and making the drive out here towing her car. I'm totally okay with postponing the party because it gives me an extra week while they're gone to do more decluttering. :)

to answer Happy's question...I haven't decided about doing the contract work for my most recent employer. And as for parking, I won't be working at the main hospital, I'll be working at the corporate office and while the office is big enough to have a cafeteria, I won't have to park too far away from the building, which my back greatly appreciates. :)

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Shad - I'm glad to hear Sophia is doing better.

Happy - I hope all the aches, pains, and ills go away quickly.

And I hope y'all are enjoying the weekend.

Much love,

MELODY525
07-15-2012, 06:58 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS.
WOKE UP TODAY WITH AN AWFUL HEADACHE & DIZZINESS ABOUT 5 AM.
OLD MAN VERTIGO IS BACK IN TOWN.
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WOULD HAPPEN WITH THIS WEATHER.
BACK TO THE SINUS DRUGS, BED & THE HALLMARK MOVIES..
SORRY FOR THE SHORT POST.
MAYBE BACK LATER.......HAVE A GREAT DAY.

diyana
07-15-2012, 07:39 AM
Quick check in before everyone wakes up. Mount Washmore is all cleaned. work clothes have been hung up. I'll fold the rest this evening after we get back from our drive.

thanks, Happy, for the hysterical comment on FB. I'm glad I chose to honor strawberry season (with strawberry blonde) than blueberry season! :rofl: Not sure how well the fairly conservative hospital environment would've dealt with blueberry blonde! :rofl: :lol3:

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Mel - that sucks that vertigo is back! :( I hope the dizzyness goes away quickly. In the meantime, relax and enjoy the Hallmark movies. :)

I hope everyone else is doing well and has a great day!

Much love,

upswife
07-15-2012, 01:07 PM
Just a quick check in for me too today. been fairly productive at work and hoping it stays busy enough to not be bored. DH and I went out for wings last night and had a nice relaxing dinner. Kiddies werer all in bed when we came home, they were tired out. DH had them moving books from our old ratty bookshelves to the nice wood ones. Also finished putting away all of our closes and DH is making the final push on Mt Washmore today.

Hoping to go thru clothes this week...have too much to do

MELODY525
07-15-2012, 04:14 PM
I AM FEELING MUCH BETTER.
NEED TO KEEP THE PILLS OUT AND TAKE THEM!!!!!!!!!:tantrum:
BY ME NOT TAKING THEM IT ENDED UP WITH ME
TAKING A CHITLOAD OF PILLS TODAY.:cry:

STILL SITTING IN THE DARK AND WATCHING TV.
CAN'T DO MUCH OF ANYTHING ELSE YET.
I AM NOT TEMPTING FATE. :rofl:

IT'S BEEN SO QUIET THAT I OPENED THE DOOR TO SEE IF I COULD HEAR ANYONE!!
SOUNDS LIKE THE BUILDING IS DESERTED.
BETWEEN THE HEAT, HUMIDITY & CLOUDS....I THINK THEY'RE ALL ASLEEP.
THEY CAN STAY THAT WAY TILL TOMORROW!!
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT & GOOD MORNING GRANNIE SUNSHINE:bb:






SHAD....I AM SO HAPPY FOR THE PARENTS & YOU!!
HOPING SOPHIA GETS A GOOD REPORT AND CAN GO HOME. YAY!!! :bb:
I BET YOU ARE ALMOST COUNTINGTHE HOURS TILL THE END OF VINES & MINES.
YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH THE NAME THOUGH. :rofl:
wILL YOU BE GOING TO THE KIDS RIGHT AWAY OR WHAT???
INQUIRING MINDS NEED TO KNOW!!





HAPPY.....I WAS SO HOPING YOUR BACK WOULD HAVE FELT BETTER.
HOPE THE DAY WASN'T WASTED IN PAIN :hug:
I HAVE TO TELL YOU A FUNNY STORY...
YESTERDAY WHEN I GOT UP EARLY I REALIZED IT WAS A BIT DARKER THAN USUAL.
THEN LAST NIGHT IT WAS DARKER EARLIER....
BOTH TIMES I THOUGH OF YOU. :rofl:
WE ALWAYS SEEM TO BE THE FIRST TO NOTICE...JEN TOO.
PS: I LOVE THE AVATAR :lol3: :lol3:





ANNIE....THE GARDEN PICTURES ARE SO NICE.
THANKS FOR POSTING MOM'S PLANT TOO. :hug: :hb:
I WAS THINKING OF PLANTING ONE FOR MY BRO NEXT YEAR.
HOPE YOU AND C HAD A GREAT DAY TOGETHER.
REST UP....LOOKS LIKE NEXT WEEK IS A HOTTIE!
I PRINTED OUT THE ZUCCHINI POZZA BAKE FOR THE KIDS. :hun:




CEEJAY....:wave: JUST SENDING A HUG AND A WAVE :hug:




MICHELLE....HOW WAS THE DRIVE???
HOPE YOU & DH ARE FEELING OK?!?!
STAY COOL AND REST.




ELLEN....I MIGHT JUST JOIN YOU IN SORTING OUT CLOTHES.
GLAD THE DINNER WAS SO MICE & RELAXING.
HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD WEEK AND SOME CALMER DAYS!:hug:
PS: I THOUGHT THE TILTED KILTS WERE ON MALE WAITERS!!! ROFLMAO

MELODY525
07-15-2012, 04:17 PM
LAURA....I JUST SEE YOUR POST NOW ON THIS PAGE....
GLAD YOU GOT RAIN ALSO. I WOULD HAVE SHARED THOUGH!!
HOPE THE BODY IS FEELING BETTER.
I LOVE LAMB KABOBS. BUT NEVER HAD baba ganough.
I AM DROOLING OVER HERE AGAIN!!:drool:
SHOPPING!!! LOVE THAT TOO AND YOU GOT GOOD STUFF!
MAYBE I SHOULD ORDER TAKE-OUT AND SHOP ON LINE TONITE!!! ROFLMAO

happy2bme
07-15-2012, 09:43 PM
Hello from the hot northwoods -

In the 90's today - supposed to be close to 100 degrees tomorrow - that's roasting in this neck of the woods. The Wolf Howl yesterday was interesting. We were shuffled around in 2 cars. Unfortunately, DH and I drew the 3rd row back seat in the van - very difficult to get in and out of. Also they had the air conditioning on full tilt which was good because it was hot but bad because with all the noise of the blowers it was quite difficult to hear the driver's lecture. It was also very long. We gathered at 3pm, chatted up until about 4 and then took off into the cars touring various points until 7pm when we headed back for dinner. The mosquitoes were ferocious - both in the field and inside the cars. We had dinner until 9 then they were heading back out for another 3 hours or so to go to various points and do the actual wolf howls to see if they could get a pack or two to answer them. That involved 6 or 7 more stops climing in and out of the van and by that time not only did my back bother me, but it was moving to my neck also. So we bid adieu and left after dinner. The guide was very nice, she is a naturalist at the museum and said since we were local, she and her husband would be happy to take us out one night. I'd love to go out when it was cooler and the mosquitoes are not so bad. But we did enjoy the time we had and I'm learning slowly the right things to do for a hike. Dinner was fantastic too. So good that today I made DH take me back to the restaurant for Sunday brunch. We had been talking about going there for about 2 months now. Once again, the food was fantastic but the service was horrid. I don't know what our waitress was doing but for the hour we were there, she was in the dining room only about 10 minutes total. Our dirty plates were never removed until she came to drop off the check and our soft drinks were never refilled. We waited about 20 minutes for her to show up again to pick up the check. I do intend to write to the resort as that was quite unfortunate since the food itself was delicious. And this waitress only had one other table besides ours with customers so it's not like she was busy. Perhaps she was on the line cooking! :dunno: Afterwards stopped off at the cousins to drop off an ant moat cup for the hummingbird feeder, he in turn gave us a few bulbs of freshly grown garlic. I have never had garden fresh garlic before. Can't wait until it dries out. The garden is coming along nicely - I have a few cucumbers and the tomatoes are just starting to get the hint of a blush on them. Pulled out the spinach and my one spring mix lettuce is doing fine, the other green lettuce is on it's last push. Guess I have to sow seeds a few times over the season to keep a continuous crop of lettuces and some herbs like cilantro, dill and parsley.

Supposed to be quite hot tomorrow - mid 90's. Will stay inside and do some work in here. Only 1 day of intense heat so that's ok. I do want to get down to the hospital and check out their walking paths - maybe get up early Tuesday and do that. Evening walking is out unless one wants to run from the mosquitoes. DH said he was looking at the backs of some of the people on the tour yesterday and those who had light colored shirts, he said it looked like someone had speckled them - they had so many mosquitoes on them.

Mel - I'm glad you are feeling better. Annie, please add Mel taking her pills to the things you threaten her with the :rollpin: , ok? Thanks. Maybe we are the ones to notice the days getting shorter because we are night owls? Or was it because we are the party animals and the earlier it gets dark, the sooner we can paint up the town and start our pajama party :lol3: Enjoy the quiet building. :crossed: it stays that way and here's to a quiet head too. I hate vertigo.

Annie - loved the garden pictures - looks like you have a really nice layout. I'm with you on not liking crunchy veggies on my pizza - I always make sure to cook them enough to be soft if just the pizza cooking time won't do it. Your Mom was close in age to mine - didn't realize that. What a pretty Rose of Sharon bush - I'm sure she'd love it. Hope you had a nice evening with C.

Michelle - glad you got through the laundry. Ok, now you have me on a roll - you aren't going into work as Strawberry Shortcake, are you? :lol3: I'm sure your hair looks pretty even if you are not used to the color. I love the reds - it sure does perk up the facial tones. Hope your first day is not too dizzying. And I wasn't thinking - of course corporate offices would be not as big as the hospital campus. Glad you won't have to walk so far and stress your back out.

Shad - the contract will be over before you know it. Will you be taking some time off now to go see the new grandaughter? Glad to hear you had a good time with friends - you can sure you a night or two of relaxing.

Ceejay - hope you are having fun with the family.

Laura - good thing BF found his headset before it got washed in the pants :yikes: I have to live vicariously through you and all your wonderful food options. Right now I would love to have some California Roll sushi with a spicy pink sauce. Have you ever tried to make it yourself?

Glad many of you finally got some rain. There's some clouds poking around but I don't think we'll get anything tonight. Well I think I'll get off the computer, fold this last load of laundry and then go watch some of my recorded cooking shows. Darn that Giada Delaurentis or whatever her name is. She has a show Cooking Italian and I swear every show has at least one yummy thing I'd like to make. Nice and light stuff too and she gives good directions. So I have about 42 (no lie) shows recorded and DH is about to give me grief for taking up alot of recording space so I'll have to see if I can either find the recipes online or will have to pen and paper the ones I want.

Goodnight all.

happy2bme
07-15-2012, 09:47 PM
The first 2 tomatoes out of my garden. Grape tomatoes.

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

happy2bme
07-15-2012, 09:49 PM
Feeling silly and made a whimsy picture from some of my garden stuff.

Dill "hair", tomato eyes, sugar snap pea smile and eyebrows, arugula flower "earrings" and a corriander seed nose.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Picture-FreshOutoftheGarden071512.jpg

MELODY525
07-16-2012, 07:02 AM
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HAPPY.....I NEEDED THAT PIC THIS MORNING. TOO FUNNY & TOO CUTE.
I LOVE IT!!:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
THAT WAS A LONG TIME FOR WOLF TOURING!! WOW!
BUT I BET IT WAS INTERESTING LIKE YOU SAID.
TOO BAD IT'S SO BUGGY & ALL THE CLIMBING IN & OUT.
YOUR POOR "CRICK". HOPE YOU WEREN'T IN PAIN.:hug:
SOMETIMES I WISH I WAS STILL THE NIGHT OWL!
DEFINITELY NOT THE PARTY ANIMAL I USED TO BE. :faint:
WHILE READING YOUR POST ABOUT DINNER...I WAS THINKING
I CAN'T WATCH TV WITHOUT GETTING HUNGRY.
EITHER THEY ARE COOKING FOOD OR SELLING FOOD!
SEEMS LIKE I AM STARVING ALL DAY. MAYBE I BETTER STICK WITH HBO!





:cofdate: MORNING CHICKS.
NOTHING NEW SINCE YESTERDAY.
STILL EXTREMEMLY QUIET.
THIS WEATHER HAS REALLY GOTTEN THE BEST OF THE TENANTS.
I DON'T EVEN HAVE TO YELL AT THEM TO STAY INDOORS.
SOME OF THEM WATCHED THE MARATHON AGAIN YESTERDAY.
THEY HAD SNACKS & ICED TEA.
TIME FOR MY BREAKFAST:moped:
HAVE A GREAT DAY.

annie175
07-16-2012, 10:26 AM
Happy Monday Everyone...shuuuweeee what a long night. Didn't get to sleep till after 3 am last night due to bathroom issues. My tummy is still tumbling around in there. Only thing I can figure is too many fresh veggies, or something I ate at Olive Garden yesterday. Anyway taking it easy on the tummy today. Good day to start a diet I guess.

HAPPY... I just love your veggie happy face. It certainly put a smile on my face and I copied and shared it with others as it was so cute. Hope your back is feeling better, climbing in and out of a vehicle does not do it much good. Have you tried those heat patches for backs? I just love them and use them occasionally on my ankle and shoulder. (The areas that were broken in the past and give me trouble from time to time). A private wolf tour from the gal at the museum sounds wonderful...take her up on it.

CHELLE is off to her dream job this morning. Goodluck and have fun. I am very happy and excited for you! YEAH!!

MELLIE...thank God the seniors are staying in and out of the heat. It gives you a break when they "mind" you. I hear you on taking a fistful of pills at once. I take about 17 or 18 everday of vits and supplements. If I take the majority of them in the morning I have no room for breakfast. HOWEVER, you must take your pills as prescribed or I may just make that trip out to see you afterall. Wonder if a rolling pin in my carry on would be considered a weapon?

ELLEN....good you and DH got to go out for a bit without the kiddos. Alway include them in physical work, makes they tired out and less hyper. Wink!

SHADLET....just a few more days and you will be out of that mess and home. Then off to see Miss Sophie....how fun!

Hello to all you sweet ladies....Have a great day/night.

Hugs,

Laura705
07-16-2012, 10:42 AM
Morning all. Hot day in store for us here. What am I saying? It's already hot. :flame:

Annie - The recipe sounds yummy! Love the photos, but the Rose of Sharon made me laugh - my mom planted some in her yard years ago and it's gone crazy! Now she's on a mission to dig it all out, LOL.

Happy - Wow, sounds like a marathon tour - sorry circumstances made you quit after only 6 hours, hahaha. Really, crawling in and out of the vehicle when you're already sore, and then the mosquitos...too much. Sorry the service wasn't good at brunch yesterday. :( Definitely tell the owner/manager - he/she needs to know! Love your veggie face. :) :) You know we're going to want to see more! Neither bf nor I are into sushi. One of the book club ladies brought homemade sushi once. It's generally fine, but I just don't care for the texture of raw fish.

Michelle - How was the lake and country drive yesterday? Good luck on your first day of work.

Ceejay - Hope you're enjoying your time in PF. Just saw a tv show about roller coasters (bf just had to watch it) and one of the featured ones was in Dollywood.

Shad - Glad to hear Sophia is in the clear with her breathing. :) Ah, the assignment is winding down now. Hope you have a nice length of downtime after this to visit Sophia and the family. Your gathering with friends sounded fun! :cheers:

Mel - Glad you're feeling better now! Hope the quiet continues. :sssh:

Ellen - I hope work stayed busy and un-boring for you. Yay for the new bookcases.

Hi Patty!!
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Nothing much to report. Didn't do much of anything rest of Saturday and on Sunday except a dog walk, load of laundry, and bagging some clothes, shoes, and books for a charity donation.

Another workweek begins. Sigh. I'm envious - a friend of mine is switching jobs (same company) starting in Sept and has finagled (her word) 3 weeks off in August. Sounds wonderful.

Bf phoned - doggy just finished his annual exam & shots (and blood testing, nail trim, gland express, adequan shot and purchase of flea/tick and heartworm meds) and so we are now in the poorhouse. Never mind that he's also scheduled for teeth-cleaning and hip x-rays if the bloodwork comes back okay. :faint:

Posting this now and off to work for the money to pay the vet bill!

Hotcupojava
07-16-2012, 11:08 AM
Paleolithic Turtle checking in. Heat wave busted but on it's way back. Just checking in and saying hello. Hello. Hi. Howdy. Sup.

happy2bme
07-16-2012, 01:42 PM
Hi all,

Glad you liked the veggie pic. I am having fun with the new camera. It's very forgiving to an amateur like me. Oh and for the record, I only eat cooked sushi - no raw fish for this girl. DH loves ahi tuna steaks which are seared on the outer edge and raw in the middle. Not this kid. The California roll has the fake crab sticks, avocado, cucumber and sticky rice. I tolerate the seaweed. They had some sushi at the grocery store but it looked like McD's would try to make sushi. :barf:

Laura - finagled is the perfect word for what your friend did to get extra vacation. It's the only word to describe it :lol: I swear you have to get it up front unless you are one of the A listers they keep throwing perks to (or looking the other way on bad behavior). And I feel your pain on the vet bills.

Annie - I see the Olive Garden commercials - darn if they aren't the yummiest looking stuff. Sorry you are feeling yucky - hope it passes. Guess it's a good reason to stick to the soups. Thanks for the suggestion of the hot patches - I'm sure I have some of them around here somewhere. Will try them. With all the heat you guys have gotten, how are your tomatoes doing?

Mel - glad you liked the picture too. Maybe you can have a senior activity and make food faces :lol: Too bad you don't have the space for a victory garden for the building but then I guess they'd fight over who got the vegetables.

Hi Java :wave:

I guess I should get busy here. DH went over to the museum to do some work and I should take advantage of the fact that I'm by myself here. It's really hot and sunny out there - no gardening or even digging through boxes in the garage. Supposed to get some rain and a cool front tomorrow so if I get the inside stuff done today, I'll have lots of time tomorrow outside. But first some tuna salad for lunch...

annie175
07-16-2012, 02:56 PM
HAPPY...I water my garden nearly every night. All of my garden is doing very well. We can only water if the hose has a sprayer on it that you control the on and off. No lawn watering or car washing. I have one yellow tomato about to be picked. That will be my first tomato. I have had several yellow zucchinis, green onions, lettuce, spinach, cilantro, basil, banana pepper, jalapeno however no pumpkins on the vine yet or cucumbers. BLAH. I love cucumbers. Our entire state is in a severe drought. No rain in sight. Boo.

LAURA..I am hoping the rose of sharon takes over the back fence of the yard and provides a sort of "privacy fence" so to speak. I know they can take over the yard as my momma's yard has about 20 bushes in it. As far as the doggies go, they should be able to be on our family plan for insurance. It is rediculous the cost of just an office call. Hope doggies tests come back great!

I need to harvest lettuce tonight, but it is so dang hot out there. If I don't it is going to get too big and taste odd.

Better get this posted.

HI JAVA...glad you checked in!! Hope your day is going well.

Shad
07-17-2012, 06:31 AM
Evening all,
Too late for a full post unfortunately. Things are busy here.
Sophia is coming along, although still breathing erratically but not stoppages. Apparently she is being dosed on caffeine to get things going. I offered to take her out for a coffee, but apparently that doesn't work.

Back tomorrow.

MELODY525
07-17-2012, 07:27 AM
http://sunnyisfunny.50webs.com/gifs/cool/lovely-day-animated.gif

MORNING CHICKS.

I NEVER SAW A MONDAY FLY BY LIKE YESTERDAY'S.
WENT TO THE OFFICE AND DID A FEW SMALL THINGS.
CAME BACK UP AND GOT INVOLVED IN BILLS & SUCH.
NEXT THING I KNEW IT WAS DINNERTIME.
I WAS ABLE TO GET POUTSIDE FOR ABOUT 20 MINS.
a BEAUTIFUL BREEZY & GORGEOUS DAY BEFORE THE "WAVE" CAME AND RUINED IT.
LIFE IS GOOD BUT ALSO BORING. NO NEWS TO REPORT.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:




ANNIE.....HAD A LAUGH WITH "A GOOD DAY TO START A DIET".
BUT I HOPE THE TUMMY ISSUES ARE GNE TODAY:hug:
I KNOW THAT'S NOT FUN AT ALL. YA SEE...........
FRESH VEGGIES & HEALTHY FOOD CAN KILL A PERSON! :rofl:




LAURA.....COAL SEES A DR MORE THAN I DO!!
WE NEED TO BUY HIM SOME DOGGIE MEDICAL INSURANCE!
YOUR FRIEND SOUNDS LIKE SHE FINAGLED A GOD DEAL FOR HERSELF.
HOPE SHE LIKES IT. I LOVE THAT WORD!!! ROFLMAO




:wave:MARY...... SAYING HELLO BACK TO THE TURTLE,
HOPE THE PALEO PLAN IS WORKINGFOR YOU.
I DID DR. BARRY SEAR'S ZONE DIET FOR ABOUT A YEAR.




HAPPY.....LOVE YOUR NEW AVATAR. MUY DELICIOSO!!!:hun:
THE MUSEUM MUST LOVE YOU & DH.
BET THEY ARE GLAD YOU MOVED TO TOWN!
THE SENIORS HAVE ALWAYS WANTED A VICTORY GARDEN....
THEY CALL IT SQUARE FOOT GARDENING CAUSE OF THE SHOWS THEY WATCHED ON PBS TV.
I TRIED TO GET THEM RAISED GARDEN BEDS BUT MONEY GOT CUT OFF.
IT WAS THE SAME TIME AS THE ECONOMY FELL.
I WAS HOPING TO TRY FOR NEXT SUMMER. GLAD YOU REMINDED ME!!
HAVE A GOOD DAY BUT STAY COOL!




SHAD.....OHHHHHHH.....SOPHIA AND I CAN GO TO STARBUCKS!!
DOES SHE LIKE ICED COFFEE????
KEEPING GOOD THOUGHTS FOR THE BABE:hug: :love: :yoga: :crossed:
FYI....I SENT A "WELCOME TO THE WORLD" BABY CARD TO SOPHIA TO YOUR ADDRESS.
THIS WAY YOU CAN TAKE IT WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO?? THANKS.:bb:

diyana
07-17-2012, 07:52 AM
Good morning ladies -

Just a quick check in as I only have a couple minutes before I have to leave for Day 2 of orientation for my new job. :) Day 1 went great!!

Today will be a bit shorter, and I'll get to see my desk and meet with my manager this afternoon, though I won't be doing any "real" work until tomorrow morning. :) :woohoo: I'm so happy to finally be working for this great company!

Much love and many hugs,

happy2bme
07-17-2012, 12:26 PM
Good morning worldlies,

A storm rolled through early this morning and cooled things off. :carrot: Too wet to do anything outside but all the windows are opened. :D Spent a good part of yesterday with an online site - hairstyler dot com where you upload a picture and try on hair styles. Although I don't want to, I think it's best if I get my hair cut short for the time being. After all, it will always grow back. But it was a tedious thing going through all the shots and sometimes the site and my browser would get funky and hang up. I think I've decided on a tolerable style, now to make an appointment with the salon. Went into the garage to put some things away and realized as the time is flying by that I only have about 10 more weeks before the cooler weather sets in so I'd better put some effort into tackling the boxes in the garage. If I'm going to try and sell some of this extra stuff, I should have it before September's Labor Day holiday before the summer crowds go home. Something to focus on. I have to make a list of things I need to attend to. Did call the retiree service center - this time from my job not DH's and tell them for the 3rd month in a row to stop sending me invoices for the insurance coverage I did not sign up for. The thing is, the girl I spoke with said she was the one who put through the cancellation order back on May 1 so who are you supposed to believe is screwing up? We are having the same issues with DH's place - ask them to do something and it doesn't get done. :mad:

Shad - giving Sophia caffeine???? Ain't that amazin' ??? I did enjoy the joke about you and Mel taking her out for coffee. Sorry you are too busy to breathe yourself but only a week more of this and then you can ease up for a bit.

Mel - Lovely Day - reminds me of a song on the soundtrack from the movie - The Bodyguard by Bill Withers. Such a pretty song...
Then I look at you
And the world's alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be
A lovely day
Lovely day, lovely day, lovely day

Too bad you can't write to a school or boy scouts or something to get some help putting in raised garden beds. Sounds like a perfect community project. Wouldn't take much in materials, maybe the local Ace Hardware could donate the wood and screws. Probably the most expensive thing is the dirt and compost mix to fill the beds. Guess you need to fill in a request first :write: :comp:

Aren't those fruit cups cute on my avatar? But those are in lemon and lime halves. Even with larger citrus those are some tiny balls :rofl: I see alot of foo foo stuff that I take pictures of in case I have the need to be inspired some day. :lol: Yesterday I made a pineapple salsa to go with our pan seared chicken (too much trouble to grill it so I just put it in a pan). The salsa was good - basic salsa ingredients of finely diced - red onion, small clove garlic, red bell pepper, cilantro, fresh pineapple chopped into smaller bits, a touch of salt and some fresh lime juice. I am not a chili person but I had purchased these small cubes of red chilies that you keep in the freezer and pop one as you need them. I decided to try it as the salsa calls for chopped and de-seeded jalapeno (which I could have pulled from the garden now that I think of it). The red chili was hot so I only used a half of the cube. Left the mix in the refrigerator to cool and blend flavors for about 30 minutes while I cooked the chicken and corn on the cob. It was a nice, light addition to the meal with just a bit of a kick from the red chili. I did have a little bit of a belly ache about an hour after dinner but it was just a twinge or two and I was fine.

Michelle - glad you are enjoying your orientation and you made it through the first day without the horror of thinking "OMG WHAT did I get myself into???? :lol: That's great that they take so much time to give your orientation - so many places just toss you in the pond and expect you to figure it out for yourself. I hope this job is everything you want it to be.

Annie - you must be living in the driest place on earth or maybe Indy is a sister city to Duluth, MN because the news keeps featuring that city on it's small filler bits of news. Yesterday they showed one enterprising paint company which is painting the brown strawlike lawns green - particularly at homes which are for sale to improve the curb appeal. The guy said it doesn't hurt the lawn and once it starts to grow out, it will just grow out and get mowed - just like our hair :rofl: Someone was just talking about pumpkin growing and how this weather was stressing them but I can't remember the specifics because I don't have a big enough plot to grow pumpkins and am not the fan of eating them that Shad is.

It's still raining on and off which is good - we'll get a good soaking which is what we need. The rain washed air smells nice too.

Guess I'd better get dressed and get a move on here. Will catch up with the other chicks post later when they mosey on in...

ceejay52
07-17-2012, 01:19 PM
I'm leaving in the morning to drive home. More later.

Laura705
07-17-2012, 01:58 PM
Afternoon everyone. Had two meetings that filled the morning. Another meeting coming up. Nothing much to report from here - hot as hades outside. No rain.

Ceejay - Have a safe drive home!

Happy - I liked your previous avatar and this one as well. This one looks so refreshing! I'll have to try that hairstyler site to see what might suit me. Bf is looking for new eyeglass frames and one of the sites he was on does the same thing. The salsa sounded delish. I get 4 weeks of vacation but I've never used more than 2 weeks at once. I could probably swing it (i.e., using more) if the timing were right.

Michelle - Hope Day 2 is going as well as Day 1 did. Our company doesn't really have orientation as much as a morning of completing paperwork.

Mel - Hope it's another nice day for you weatherwise - sure hope our heat doesn't end up out by you. Doggy already has med insurance, but we don't pay extra premium for the grooming/preventive types of services. Only the adequan injection will be covered...

Shad - Interesting about using caffeine to get Sophia's breathing regulated...if I understood that correctly.

Annie - If the Rose of Sharon survives this drought, no doubt about it eventually filling in your fence!

Java - How's the paleo diet going? Is it for you??

Hellos to Ellen and Patty!!:dizzy:
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Still nothing to report. I figured as long as we're straining the old pursestrings we may as well get the car in for its major servicing. Actually the brakes on one side are making a rubbing sound when applied, so it needs to get looke at. Tomorrow is the day.

Crap, time for my meeting!! Off I go.

upswife
07-17-2012, 02:18 PM
Aftroon chicks! not much to report here, hotter then ever...heading out to my moms this afternoon and de-bugging the kids computer. Will also prob cut my sister's hair as it is really long and kinda dead. My SIL is coming over on Thursday to wash cloths and I willuse her for motivation to go thru clothes. have to get roling have a great night!!!

Shad
07-17-2012, 05:28 PM
And the good news is:

Sophia is out of ICU and back in the special care neo natal unit at the hospital. She is beginning to take milk from the breast but hasn't got the sucking bit down pat yet. Hoping to take her home next week.

According to her doting dad, she is smiling and adorable. I'm sure he thinks she will be talking and walking by next week. Must have been the coffee that did it.

happy2bme
07-17-2012, 07:04 PM
Oh Shad you're TOO funny :rofl:

annie175
07-17-2012, 07:43 PM
Good Evening All....

Took dinner to dad's house tonight. Curtis and my brother met me over there. Fried chicken, mashed taters, gravy and slaw. All fattening but very good. I picked the skin off one chicken leg and ate only the meat. Very little.

We actually got a bit of rain tonight. About 17 minutes worth. Barely made the ground wet. Better than nothing I guess.

Too tired for personals, going to kick back on the couch for a bit then hit the hay. This whole not sleeping at nite then when I do get to sleep, Curtis gets up at 4 to go to work, and being the lite sleeper that I am, I go ahead and get up with him. Ding dong dora, that's me.

Sleep well, good morning Shaddie. BTW...when Sophia smiles it is only gas, they do not smile that early.....poor DS, he has a lot to learn about raising a girl, much more stressful than a boy IMO. lol

Hugs,

MELODY525
07-18-2012, 07:12 AM
KIND OF A QUICK POST.
UP LATE LAST NIGHT IN THE LOO.
NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED.
I GOT A MEDICAL ALARM AFTER 6PM AND A FEW HRS LATER I WAS SICK.:?:

GOING TO BE A VERY HOT DAY AND I AM NOT LEAVING THIS APARTMENT.
LEFT NOTES NEAR MIDNIGHT IN THE OFFICE SO I HAVE NOTHING TO REPORT TODAY.
HAVE A GREAT DAY.







ELLEN....HOPE YOU FOUND MOM DOING OK.
SCARES ME JUST TO THINK OF A "BUGGY" COMPUTER:cry:




LAURA....HOPE THE MEETING WENT OK.
GOOD IDEA FOR THE CAR REPAIR.
PERFECT TIMING...I AM TRYING TO GET ONE OF THE CHAIRS TUNED UP OVER HERE:rofl:
YOUR HEAT ALREADY ARRIVED....HOT, HUMID AND HORRIBLE.




CEEJAY....SAFE TRIP AND WEOLCOME HOME :welcome:
HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME AND YOUR HEAD IS FILLED
WITH GOOD MEMORIES:hug:



HAPPY.....LOVED THE CHICKEN DINNER.
IT WOULD BE SO NICE TO BE LIKE A PIONEER WOMAN
AND GO OUT AND PICK FRESH VEGGIES EVERY DAY. :hun:
I CAN IMAGINE THE HEAT OF THE PEPPER!!! YIKES:flame:
IT'S FUNNY BUT WHEN JEN RETIRED SHE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE INS., COMPANY.
AND EVERY TIME HER DR OR THE HOSP PUT IN A CLAIM IT WENT TO THEM & THE INS CO BLAMED HER!!!
WE FINALLY GOT IT SETTLED. GOOD LUCK:hug:




SHAD....GREAT NEWS ABOUT SOPHIA!!
YOU MAE ME LAUG ABOUT THE DS1. ROFLMAO
HE'S GOING TO BE THE PERFECT DOTING FATHER OF A
BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL :hug:




ANNIE...DINNER WITH DAD SOUNDED GREAT.
LOVE FRIED CHICKEN. NOW WE NEED SOME RAIN TO BREAK THIS HEAT.
BUT IT'S ON IT'S WAY :rain: I WAS THINKING OF YOUR BROWN LAWN.
OURS IS GETTING DINGY NOW.

Shad
07-18-2012, 07:16 AM
Back to late again. Still running, but at least I am getting somewhere at the moment.

Hopefully back with a full wrap up of the days news tomorrow.

diyana
07-18-2012, 07:50 AM
Good morning ladies -

Day 2 of orientation went well yesterday. It was just a half-day at one of the hospital sites, and then I went to my worksite and was shown my cube and got my email and voicemail set up. I'm already scheduled for a few meetings and lunch today with my boss (what the heck am I going to talk with him about for two hours)?

It just started thundering. I hope we get some rain out of this. :crossed: We had two very hot days Monday and Tuesday...today will be cooler. :yay: DH is on his way to work and said that a mile south of our house it's pouring. If only it would work it's way up here.


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Shad - I'm so glad to hear that Sophia is breathing better, out of ICU and even taking milk from the breast.

Happy - Bummer that your retirement service centers are not doing what they're supposed to do. :( I loved the garden harvest face photo! too cute!

Laura - Good idea to get the car serviced, especially when your brakes are making noise. I took the pups to the vet last Friday and checkups, blood tests and booster shots for all three was over $400, but the good news is that all their blood tests came back normal.

Ceejay - I hope you had a great time in PF!! Safe travels!

Mel - rest up and stay indoors in the A/C. That heat is nothing to mess around with.

:wave: to Ellen and Java!

I'd better sign off....gotta finish getting ready and DH said the roads are pretty slippery.


Oh, before I forget, my new company has a VERY STRICT internet policy and they do track/log everything...so no posting from work unless it's on my phone.


Much love and many hugs to all,

Laura705
07-18-2012, 10:22 AM
Morning all.

Michelle - Hope you get some rain. We may get some overnight...we'll see. I'm sure you'll find something to talk about with the boss at lunch. I might be getting ripped off at the vet, seeing as you paid less for 3 dogs than I did for just one, but on the other hand, we did buy over a year's worth of one med, and nearly of year of another, and had things done other than the exam and bloodwork.

Shad - Sophia walking and talking by next week, LOL. Too funny.

Mel - My meeting went fine, thanks. Hope you feel better today!!

Annie - One of the dinner options suggested by bf yesterday was popeye's chicken, which I really like, but I wasn't in the mood for anything fried.

Ellen - Hope you got the computer de-bugged. I'm soooo glad bf takes care of all that on our computers at home.

Hellos to Happy, Ceejay & Patty. :) :) :)
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Nuttin' much to report. I skipped the movies last night. My neighbor was out when I arrived home (a rarity), so we chatted for a while in the crazy heat. Had to take a shower after sweating outside like that. Dinner was Lou Malnati's pizza.

The train lost AC and some other power with about 15 min. left of the ride this morning. Wasn't too horrible, but it became uncomfortable. Then they warned us that they'd have to manually open the train doors when we got to the station and it might take some time to do, so psychologically, that made it all the worse. And since I was already too warm getting off the train, by the time I completed my walk to the office, I was really warm. Have my tiny desktop fan running right now.

That's about all. TTFN!

happy2bme
07-18-2012, 01:32 PM
Good morning ladies,

It's a nice cool day out there. I wanted to go check out the walking paths but there are bad storms moving in and I don't think it's a good idea to be out in the trees during a bad thunderstorm and according to all the red on the radar, we'll get a doozy. I could have gone an hour ago and been back already but out here you can't trust the weather people and the most accurate forecast is a combination of the radar and sticking your head outside. ::^: It looks like L.B. is gone. :( Not sure if he decided to venture out in the world or if something got him. DH said usually if a fox got him there'd be some evidence. He's about half the size of the other bunnies we've seen in the yard so he's still a young one. I did get 6 boxes cleaned out in the garage yesterday. Found my new hiking boots so I can start to break them in. Also found my everyday serving platters I've been missing. I'm sure there's more treasures yet to be found but the elusive cord to connect the controller to the telescope is still missing. DH packed that somewhere. He was just about to go out and do some yardwork but I keep hearing distant thunder. Guess I just have to force nature's hand and go out there myself :lol:

Laura - between getting the cat's teeth cleaned, shots, meds and who knows what else, the vet bills generally ran into the hundreds of dollars. More than a kid :lol: But totally worth it, I'm sure you'll agree. Yuck on getting stuck in the stuffy train car, yum on the Lou Malnati's pizza I think there's a place that ships them out but they want something like 80 bucks for a medium pizza - I'm sure alot of the cost is in the flash freeze shipping. I'd love a good pizza but that's too much even for my budget - so consider what a bargain you are getting :lol:

Michelle - glad you are enjoying the job so far. Bummer that you won't be able to post but I think that's actually a very good Internet policy for the company. Besides as more and more people get smart phones, most use that anyway to circumvent the blocking. Hope you have a good lunch. This will be a good indication of how the manager is - does he draw you into conversation? Was it a one on one or did they bring a few team members where you just sit and nod and smile and hope you don't spill anything on your shirt :D

Ceejay - safe travels, we await your return and tales of all the fun you had.

Mel - sorry to hear you are sick but I find that comes with the sticky weather - no real food you can pin as the culprit. Stay inside, eat cool and fresh and light. If I was to be a pioneer woman, I'd want to be one in California where I could pick the fresh vegetables all year round. I am already fretting over our short growing season here.

I have a few grape tomatoes about to turn and one tomato which is turning quickly. A couple of cucumbers growing nicely. I have tomatoes on the plants but they are small for the most part. Our weather is holding in the 80's and things grow slowly. When we hit the 90s the last 2 days, things just hit a growth spurt. We'll see how it goes. We have the capability to tent / greenhouse the garden to extend the growing season a bit so I could consider some late season radishes, lettuce and beans but the thing I want most is the tomatoes and when the sun light cuts back and the temps get cooler at night, they just don't ripen that well. Good thing I have bright inside sunny south facing windows to ripen them if I have to.

Ellen - will you give me a cut and color too? I tip well :lol:

Annie - kiss C goodbye in the morning and roll over and get a bit more sleep. You are sure running on empty. ;) Sorry you only got a spritz of rain. Watch, the fall will be a deluge. Crazy weather. I'm sure Dad appreciated the comfort meal.

If a baby smiles when they have gas, how come we grimace when we do it? Unless we are teenage boys who think tooting is hilarious.

Ok, I need to get a move on and finish up here and then go put some stuff away. Later kids.

happy2bme
07-18-2012, 01:35 PM
They have a new movie coming out August 10 with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as an older couple trying to recapture the spark in their marriage. Has Steve Carrel ( :barf: ) as the marriage counselor but it looks like it will be funny. Aren't too many movies I actually think would be worthwhile to see.

On another note DH took off on the ATV to go to the back and start tree trimming. Wasn't out there 10 minutes when it started sprinkling. I just knew it. I'm guessing he'll keep working as long as there's not thunder but it sounds like it's starting to rain harder.

ceejay52
07-18-2012, 06:02 PM
I'm back home. Had a very good and safe and rain free drive. Followed my nose back home. Starting at Pigeon Forge, Knoxsville, Nashville, Jackson, then I had to take the Memphis routes to get myself back to Interstate 55. It's taken around 7 hours so it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Came home and an awful smell hit my nose. Still can't find it. I've checked the fridge, but opened a window to let this stinch out of here
We had a good visit but those younger ones wore me out with activities. The most exciting thing is that some of us were woke up early Monday morning by loud noises. It was a mother bear with three cubs raiding the garbage bins. To top it off they were supposed to be bear proof.. My bil made a video and has posted it to FB.
The one thing I liked was the trail ride. My horses name was Penny. She kept bumping into my nephew's horse.
My sister's kids spoiled me this week end. The cabin spoiled me. I didn't want to come home.
My back side is more than sore so I'll come back and post tomorrow.

MELODY525
07-19-2012, 07:29 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS.

JEN & THE KIDS ARE HOME NOW.
RICHIE DID HAVE TIME TO GO AND GET THEM. THIS IS
THE WEEKEND FAMILY AFFAIR WITH HIS FAMILY.
SOON THE KIDS WILL BE BACK IN FLORIDA.
I DIDN'T DO MUCH OF ANYTHING YESTERDAY.
LAST NIGHT WAS A FEW COMPLAINTS.
SEEMS NO ONE IS HAPPY WITH ANYTHING
BUT THEN THAT'S NOTHING ELSE IS NEW.

WE HAD A MIGHTY STORM LAST NIGHT.
8,000 CUSTOMERS OUT OF POWER.
THANK THE GOOD LORD IT WASN'T OUR TOWN!!!

GOING TO BE A LITTLE COOLER OVER THE WEEKEND.
MAYBE I CAN SIT OUTSIED IN THE MORNINGS AGAIN:beach:

HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:





SHAD.......HOW GOES THE MINE??? I
SEETHERE IS A BIG ARTIST & CRAFT PEOPLE SHOWING IN MELBOURNE.
I STILL GET THE QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET NEWSLETTER. LOL
HOPE YOU HAVE A RELAXING WEEKEND ON YOUR AGENDA!




HAPPY........

YOU MUST BE READING MY MIND.
I KEEP SEEINGTHE COMMERCIAL FOR THE NEW MOVIE.
I LOVE BOTH OF THEM AND BET IT WILL BE GREAT.
TOMMY LEE HAS A GOOD COMEDY SENSE THAT BLENDS WELL WITH MERYL'S.
SOMEONE DID A GREAT CASTING JOB I HOPE:crossed:
SORRY TO HEAR LB IS AMONGST THE MISSING.
GLAD YOU GFOUND YOUR BOOTS BEFORE SNOW FALLS!:rofl:
I HEAR YA ON THE YEAR ROUND GARCENING.
HOW GREAT WOULD THAT BE!
I WANT SOMEONE TO COME HERE AND MAKE SMILIE FACES ON ALL MY DISHES FOR EVERY MEAL :dance:




CEEJAY.....YOUR VACATION SOUNDED WONDERFUL
SO GLAD THE RIDE HOME WAS UNEVENTFUL.
RIDING A HORSE????? HOW ADVENTUROUS!!
I THINK THAT WONDERFUL. WELCOME HOME:hug:



LAURA.......OMG!!! I WOULD HAVE BEGIN FREAKING OUT WITH THOSE TRAIN ANNOUNCEMENTS!
I WOULD HAVE LOOKED CALM ON THE OUTSIDE BUT INSIDE????????
YOU'LL HAVE TO GET ONE OF THOSE LITTLE BATTERY FANS FOR THE PURSE.
HOPE YOU GET TO STAY COOL TODAY...SEND PIZZA!!!:hun:




MICHELLE.......I ALWAYS THINK IT'S BETTER TO POST FROM HOME.
THEN N O COMAPNY HAS ANYTHING OVER ANYONE'SZ HEAD.
IF THEY EVER LOOKED AT THE COMOUTERS DOWNSTAIRS,
THEY WOULD WONDER WHEN ANYONE WORKS:rofl:
GLAD THE ORIENTATIONS IS GOING WELL AND HOPE THE TALK DID TOO.
SENDING YOU GOOD VIBES.

diyana
07-19-2012, 07:55 AM
Good morning ladies -

Lunch with the boss went well yesterday. We just talked about our families, etc., all non-work related stuff. And as Happy mentioned, he did ask me good questions and drew me into the conversation. He's on vacation for the rest of this week and all of next week, but before he left yesterday, I had him sign some forms to get me the proper access to the data and applications I'll need. He had submitted forms before I started, but as with any big company, these things take time.

Today, hopefully, I'll have more access so I can get started on the projects assigned to me. Looks like I'll be learning how to do a lot that I haven't ever done...so that's very exciting! :D

Last night, we had two marvelous thunderstorms and each one lasted an hour or more. My doggie Mischief didn't appreciate the thunder, but the lawns and gardens are definitely happy. :) And I don't have to water today. The back lawn, which has a lot more shade is nearly all greened up again. The shady spots of the front lawn are green, and the rest still has a way to go yet. I hope Mother Nature keeps that lovely rain coming (in safe moderation of course).

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Laura - We found the vet bills here to be a lot less than in California, and I'm sure they're less than the Chicago metro area. And we didn't get any meds. Mischief's meds cost a few hundred dollars every couple months, but she's worth it. Nice that you were able to chat with your neighbor. And I love Lou Malnati's pizza. You have my mouth watering. :drool: How does the ThunderShirt work for Coal? I'm thinking maybe we should get one for Mischief. Bummer about the training losing AC and electricity to the doors. That had to be uncomfortable. I think next week or tomorrow, I'll bring items to my cube (like my fan, a calendar, etc.).

Happy - I hope the storms you got weren't too bad, but that you got any needed rain. As for the radar being accurate...only sometimes. We often have thunderstorms pop up without warning when there's not a cloud in the sky (called "pop-up storms" down here), and just as often we see huge storm fronts move through on the radar, and then when they get about a mile away they either vanish or split and hit north and south of us. :dunno: Sorry to hear the L.B. is gone. I hope he's safe and happy wherever he is. Good for you for making great progress in the garage! I really need to a :buttkick: to get my rear in gear on decluttering. Lou Malnati's does ship pizzas...and they are more expensive...but not horribly so. As for using smart phones to access the internet...during orientation, they said we should limit our phone usage...plus in my building I don't get great signal unless I stand in the ground floor lobby, which many people do on their breaks.

Ceejay - Welcome home! glad you had a great time in PF! I love horseback riding, but haven't done it in years.

Mel - So nice that Jen and Richie are back home and the kids will be heading back to Florida soon.

Annie - I hope you got more sleep last night.

Shad - How are things at the mines?

Ellen - Anything new with the family?

Java - I hope the Paleo diet is going well.

Time to get dressed and ready for work.


Love and hugs to all,

Laura705
07-19-2012, 11:37 AM
Morning all.

Michelle - Glad the lunch w/ the boss went well. Hope you enjoy the new challenges that await you! We have mixed results with the Thundershirt. It's not the easiest thing to put on doggy because the velcro can attach when you don't want it to, and I'm sure the sound of it isn't all that pleasant to him. Bf has more trouble than me with it, so yesterday before he left the house (to use up some Kohl's cash before we forgot about it!), we'd agreed he'd leave and then I'd put the shirt on Coal. So I was in another part of the house when I assumed bf was leaving, but the next thing I know, he's tried and failed to put the shirt on Coal. So when I offer a few pieces of kibble to help dress him in it, he wants nothing to do with me or the kibble. Grrrr. So Coal didn't wear the thundershirt, but he did just fine all night. I think it was because we were with him and we didn't have any tv channels tuned that have those nasty sounds they make when they're doing the storm alerts - those can be so obnoxious sounding, but I guess they do the job...

Mel - We also had storms and a LOT of power outages, and thankfully we weren't affected. No problems on the train this morning either!! Richie should be happy to have the kids and Jen with him this weekend. Is it a big do with his side of the family?

Ceejay - Glad you had a good drive home with no bad weather to deal with. Bf helped his friend locate 7 negotiate the purchase of a special car for his friend to give to his wife for their wedding anniversary (nice gift, huh?) and his friend was driving it back from a car dealership in Ohio when a hailstorm hit!! What bad timing, but luckily there was no hail damage to the car. It's now safe and sound in our garage waiting a day or two for the optimum time for the friend to present it to his wife.....Anyways, it sounds like you had a thoroughly enjoyable vacation, with adventures and spoiling and horses. :) Hope you found the source of the stink.

Happy - I suppose it's probably pretty exciting to be finding some "lost" items when you go through your boxes, lol. I sure hope the cord for the telescope gets found soon. Like bf's cell phone headset, it's not truly lost, but just waiting to be unpacked. Oy, that's a lot of $$ for pizza. And so it might be a good excuse to experiment with pizza making, or having your visitors pack some up and bring them to you! My mom loved egg foo yung (sp?) from a certain place in Chicago, but doesn't care for the way they do it out by her so she's tried her hand at making it herself...and we've also brought some to her on visits. Yeh, I've seen the tv ads for the Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones movies - looks cute. Hope it won't be too sappy and silly. I enjoy TLJ in movies, but I've heard the media types who do celeb interviews (when they hype their movies) say that TLJ is horrible to interview - difficult and unresponsive. He obviously doesn't like that part of his job...

Shad - Hope your final days of the mine assignment are bearable and that the thought of having some time off to spend with family is helping you muddle through.

Hellos to Annie, Ellen, Patty & Java. :dizzy: ;)

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Other than the storms, nothing exciting to report. Bf ended up using Kohl's cash, a Kohl's gift card (purchased from credit card points program) and $12 cash to buy himself a nice clipper/trimmer for his new short hairdo. (Expect him to change his mind about the hairdo and/or DIY clipping tomorrow, next week or next month, lol.)

It's been a week since my bike crash. Good movement with my fingers, but still a wee bit swollen and a bit sore. Not bad for one week post-crash though. My left leg is still very bruised - nice and ugly with a variety of yellow, purple, black, blue. Shorts ban still in effect. :rolleyes:

Speaking of shorts - I see all these people walking downtown, presumably to jobs (because it's early morning, too early for the tourists) and I have to wonder what kinds of jobs in offices allow them to dress this way. And then one of them - a girl in rather short cutoffs and sneakers - is on the elevator with me and going to one of our floors. Huh. Not very professional IMO.

That's about it. TTFN.

happy2bme
07-19-2012, 12:09 PM
Morning kids,

DH had an early morning doctor's appointment and he's still not back yet. Makes me wonder what's going on. He has been having issues with his heart racing at night. Also with swelling in the feet, however I have discovered that while he is on a diuretic, he is not drinking hardly any water at all which is NOT GOOD :nono: He will get the results of his blood tests and heart monitor today so I wonder if in addition to the general doctor he is also seeing the cardiologist. Guess I'm just happy I didn't get a call from him that they admitted him to the hospital. :hyper:

It's a cool morning but the days are about to get warmer. I need to go to the grocery store - not feeling like it but I think it would be better to go today than on the weekend when all the extra folks will be in town stocking up. Nuttin' much else new on my side of the fence...

Laura - I think anyone who looks at Tommy Lee Jones and DOESN'T think he can be a curmudgeon is just ignoring the obvious :lol: Yes, I could imagine he digs his heels in the sand. I think the movie would be funny because probably 50 percent of the older crowd I know fits into the stereotypes in that movie and nothing is funnier than the truth :lol: My DH has one of those clippers - got tired of the barber cutting one side of his head longer than the other. I had to convince him to not cut it so short (think Travolta now). Older guys just don't look good with 1/16 of an inch long hair. :rolleyes: Don't care if they say it's all about being easy to take care of. Suffer like us. :lol: But you never know, he may like it. Sounds like you really banged the heck out of yourself in your fall. Ouch! I say go in shorts - you'll get alot of sympathy. People are more accepting of bruises than fat :rofl: Had to smile at your comment on how people are dressing to go to work. I stopped working downtown in 1998 and at that time I was flat out astounded by how people dressed for professional jobs. I am old enough to remember when they came out with the concept of casual Fridays in the office. Heck were were glad to have a day when we didn't have to wear a suit. But it just spiraled out of control after that. I always dressed nice for work. Not fancy but nice. I think it makes you look more polished and professional. I had to laugh when I had a boss who ragged on people about having a messy desk top yet she only had about 8 shirts and 4 pairs of pants. Work clothes were a tunic top and stretchy pants and most times her hair was in a pony tail because as she said "she was too lazy to comb her hair in the morning". But she considered herself dressed up because she always wore lipstick :rolleyes: :shrug: One of the other managers wore capri pants, t-shirts and casual slide shoes and made no effort to cover up the many bad tatoos she had. People have taken the "you can't tell me anything" and so what :dunno: way too far. And they get away with it. Sorry :^: ... that's just a hot button for me and reason number 17 why I'm glad I'm done with the corporate environment.

Glad to hear you guys got some rain finally. Now push some over to Annie.

Michelle - glad you had a good lunch with the boss. One of the good things about starting a new job is the ability to get enthusiastic about some new stuff. Hope that feeling stays for a long, long time. Call me a fuddy duddy but I also think it's kind of good that the cell phones don't work too well in the office. People are used to always being "plugged in" and I've seen more and more people sitting in meetings and checking their phones instead of paying attention and being courteous.

Ceejay - glad you had a good trip. I saw the bear video on FB and my heart was in my mouth. :yikes: that is probably the MOST DANGEROUS situation one can be in - a mom with cubs. I was hoping the person taking the video was inside and not standing on the porch. The bears sure did make a mess and I'm sure they were back more than once.

Mel - so it sounds like Jen takes the kids to the trailer while Ritchie stays back and works? That's a pity that he doesn't get to spend much time with them. Even bigger pity that Jen is stuck. Hope they mind her. Yikes, it always makes me nervous when I hear the power goes out in NY with all those buildings with elevators :yikes: Glad you were not affected. I imagine you must get some great views looking across the river at lightning over the skyline.

Ah well I think it's time to find something to eat. Hello to the rest of the chicks. Check back later...

1day@atime
07-19-2012, 10:06 PM
Hello Ladies,

Another busy week...

Ceejay - so glad you enjoyed your vacation. Now back to the reality.

Happy - hope all is well with your hubby. I hope you made it to the grocery store. I try to do my shopping early on saturdays, to beat the crowd and to get a better selection of veggies.

Laura - Oh, I can relate about no a/c on the train. Wednesday afternoon the a/c was not running at full force.. I got overheated. Thank goodness your friends vehicle didn't get any hail damage. ABout a month ago some areas got hit with BIG Hail.. it's hard to find a rental car because of that.

Michelle - glad to hear the job is going well...Also glad to hear puppydogs are good.

Mel - so glad you didn't lose power. I saw the news and they stated you all had ... oh can't remember the amount, but lots of lightning strikes.

Shad - Yea Sophia is out of ICU, what great news!

Annie - praying for rain for you all. I see the news where they are already talking about higher prices for food. Here in Texas, lots of farms are selling the cattle, so beef prices will be low for now, but then up the next two years. Reason, we had a drought last year, grass died.. whatever is growing now, cows aren't eating... (I never knew they would know the difference)... anyway that's what i heard on the news..

for me busy week, had my root canal today... yeah finished with that. Looking forward to weekend.. I have got to start working out....

ceejay52
07-19-2012, 10:10 PM
Happy
Bil was in their bedroom when he made the video. I wanted to see a bear while on this trip. The video was close enough for me. My sis called me out on the deck before I left and she said look the bear has been here again. Their were two garbage bins on the street below us that had been raided.

Michelle
Hope things have gone well the first week at your new job. Glad their was some one on one time before the boss left for vacation.

Mel
Hope we get some more rain. We got a shower this afternoon but not enough. Glad that Jen and the girls are back home.
This summer is flying by.

Laura, Shad, and Ellen, :wave:

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I'm still tired.

MELODY525
07-20-2012, 08:32 AM
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MORNING CHICKS.

FRIST THE DR SAID HE COULDN'T CVOME THEN THEY JUST ASKED IF HE COULD:faint:
I DON'T HAVE A TIME EITHER SO I AM JUST JUMPING IN THE SHOWER .
THEN I GESS I BETTER MAKE MY HOUSE LOOK PRESENTABLE!!

JEN FELL AND ENDED UP IN THE ER. I DON'T KNOW THE RESULTS YET.
IF IT WAS BAD RICHIE WAS GOING TO CALL ME.
I SEE THE CAR IS GONE AND HE WENT TO WORK.
NOW I WONDER IF JEN WILL GO TO THE NEPHEW'S GRADUATION?
THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO GO THERE AND THEN BACKL TO THE TRAILER. NOT SURE WHAT THE AGENDA IS NOW.
IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING. I BETTER GET GOING.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.



MICHELLE....SO GLAD THE JOB IS WORKING OUT.
HOPE YOU CAN GET ROLLING SOON. YOU SEEM SO HAPOPY.
GLAD TO HEAR YOU'RE GETTING RAIN TOO.
THIS POOR COUNTRY HAS BEEN SO DRY THIS YEAR.




LAURA.....YOU HAD ONE HECK OF A FALL AND A WEEK ISN'T BAD.
THOSE POOR FINGERS WERE NEVER MADE TO BE BENT BACKWARDS!!!
WE HAVE GREAT SYMPATHY FOR YOU OVER HERE....MANY FALLS ON OUR RECORD!:rofl:
HOPE ALL THE BOO BOOS FEEL BETTER SOON:hug:
GLAD YOU KEPT YOUR ELECTRIC...
AND AS FOR THE SHORTS GAL...WTF????
DOES SHE CHANGE IN THE LADIES ROOM???
HERE THEY WEAR CAPRIS AND THINGS ON FRIDAYS.
I THINK IT LOOKS TERRIBLE AND THEY LOOK LIKE HOMELESS WOMEN!!
SOME OF THE PANTS ARE WAY TO TIGHT AND THE TOPS VERY INAPPROPRIATE.
I'M SURE THEY DON'T LOOK IN THE MIRROR.
I HAVE A LOT OF BAGGY PJ/LOUNGE SETS.
ONE OF THE POLITICIANS TOLD ME I LOOK BETTER THAN THEY DO.
I HAD TO RUN DOWN THERE ONE FRIDAY FOR HEADS UP MEETING. :lol3:




HAPPY.....HOPE EVERYTHING WITH THE DH IS OK.
SENDING HIM A GOOD THOUGHT AND A HUG :hug:
THE KIDS ARE GOOD WITH JEN BUT IT'S THE RESPONSIBILITY
THEY ARE SO MUCH OLDER SO IT'S EVEN BETTER.
I I FORGET THEIR AGES NOW BUT SHE MUST BE ALMOST 17.
THE SON IS ABOUT 14 I THINK.
HOPE YOU BOTH HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND AND DH GOT GOOD RESULTS.



CEEJAY.........HOPE IT COOLS OFF THIS WEEK.
THE BEAR VIDEO MUST BE SOMETHINGTO SEE.
YIKES!!! COOL BUT SCARY ALL THE SAME. THOS BIG BOYS CAN BE HUGE!
I WOULDN'T WANT TO HAVE TO HAVE A RACE WITH ONE:yikes:




PATTY.......SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE ROOT CANAL.
POOR JAW :cry: HOPE YOU FEEL OK OVER THE WEEKEND.
GET SOME RELAXING TIME IN THERE AFTER SUCH BUSY WORK WEEKS.:hug:

diyana
07-20-2012, 08:43 AM
Good morning ladies -

This will be a quick post for me as I want to get a couple things done around the house before I leave for work. I am going into work late today as I volunteered to work until 7 or 8 tonight to learn from the IT staff how to push new code into production as that will eventually be my responsibility. And since code pushes only happen every month or two, no time like the present to learn.

I wanted to get up earlier than I did to get, but I had bad allergies yesterday and last night, so I took an allergy pill and was too groggy to get up as early as I wanted to. :( I'll still get a couple things checked off the list, better than nothing I guess. On Saturday evening, we're probably going to go to Festa Italiana to take in some Italian singers, dancers and some awesome fireworks. During the day on Saturday, I'll be decluttering. I've got to get a lot out of here so we can make room for when DMIL brings her furniture here in September.

We got a nasty note from our temporary mail carrier (while our carrier is on vacation I guess). Our mailbox is too short (as in not high enough off the road), it's not painted properly, we need a bigger mailbox because we get magazines...blah, blah, blah. I'm tempted to go to the post office and say "Really?". Our mailbox is the same height as the others on our street. We've lived here for 9 years and it hasn't gotten any shorter. And it's painted, etc. Our full time carrier never complains. What a :censored: . :tantrum:


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Laura - Thanks for the review of the Thundershirts. Mischief does pretty well when we're there with her, unless the storms are REALLY loud. Good for bf for remembering to use the Kohl's cash. I frequently forget to use mine. I hope your injuries/bruises continue to heal. Hopefully those people in shorts change their clothes once they get to the office. Most offices here are business casual...but you still have to look somewhat professional.

Happy - I hope DH's appointment went well. I hope everything is okay...and tell him that he'd better drink more water...or Shad or Mel will get the cattle prod.

Ceejay - I'm so glad you had a nice trip. I didn't see the bear video, but I'll check it out this weekend.

Patty - I hope your feeling better after the root canal. I need to start working out too. DMIL will be at our house next week (this week she was a her sister's place), so I can go to the gym after work. :)

I've got to get going if I'm going to accomplish any tidying before work. :)

:wave: to Shad, Annie and Ellen!

Much love and hugs to all,

annie175
07-20-2012, 08:55 AM
TGIF FO SHO!!!!

So glad it is Friday!! YEAH!! First week of eating healthy wrapping up tomorrow. Down 4 lbs. 16 more to go! Only two glasses of wine the entire week. Yes that is fabulous for me as I usually have wine EVERY night. I have been counting calories and staying away from starch/breads/sugars for the most part. Protein, veggies and fruit. Mostly veggies due to the gardens of many. I can actually I feel better too.

Stopped by dad's for a few minutes on the way to work. Took him two zucchini and several pieces of zucchini bread with cream cheese icing on it. He was thrilled and started eating the bread before I even left the house. lol. Sometimes he is just too cute.

Sissy and I took lil man for his 9 month pictures last night. They were all good and he just smiled and talked through the entire thing. It was awful picking out the pictures then deciding which sizes of each we wanted. He was so good.

We have had very scattered showers the past several days. Everyone is excited about it. I have not had to water my garden for 3 nights. We are still in a drought and an hour after it rains the ground is dry again. But hey, we will take whatever the Man gives us.

CEEG...glad you made it back from your trip safe and sound. And that you had a wonderful time and was spoiled by all. Lucky duck. I am always tired out when I get back from vacations too. Then you have to do all the laundry stuff. That is cool about the bears, glad you weren't their dinner.

HAPPY...how is DH? What did the doc have to say? The swelling of the feet does not sound good. Seems like men always have to be nagged into doing what they are supposed to do...i.e. drinking more water. I have to get on my dad all the time about that. I try to do my grocery shopping on my lunch hours to avoid evening and weekend crowds. We have fridge in the breakroom that we use to store until go home time. In the winter it is much easier as it is cold enough we just leave our groceries in the trunk.

LAURA....healing of bruises take a LOT of time. Even when they look better on the outside, the inside can still be a mess and sore. When I fell back in May when I was in training in Louisville, my fat celluitis thigh is still sore. There is a slight light blue area there. Barely visable, but sometimes hurts to lay on that side and sleep. I heard it can take up to 6 mos to completely heal. I also want to see that movie. May do that in the next few weeks. Since we do not have management in our office, we wear flip flops on Fridays with our jeans. Today I have on black capris, hot pink shirt and pink flip flops. Too sexy for my shorts....lol

CHELLE...the end of week one of the dream job. Glad to hear the meeting with your new boss went well and all is good. I am so stinkin' happy for you. Tell DMIL I went to 1/2 price bookstore and got a bunch of paperbacks for a buck a piece. She just has to wait till I read them. bummer!

MELLIE..MELLIE....so glad Jen is home. WHen do the kids go back? The kids here go back to school August 1st. That is just ridiculous. They are starting the year round thing in our district. It is too stinkin' hot for kids to be in school. Why not just do the out at memorial day and back after labor day like we did. I cannot see all that all these extra days in school is making the kids any smarter. Just the opposite. And by golly whip their arses if they need it. Ok, done with that rant. Hope you are feeling much better and out of the loo. I sometimes think you and I need a portable loo to carry in our purses. lol

SHADLET.....are you home yet? Done with the mines yet? Just a few more days till you get to see that sweet lil grandbabe. It is overwhelming the love you will feel for her. I just look a lil man and melt.

ELLEN...sending energy to you so you can keep up with the kidlets, house, and job. Not to mention momma too! Hugs.

PATTY...didn't Texas have an over abundance of rain last month or so. Unusual for Texas. I know my BF in Corpus even got lots of rain. Animals are funny creatures in the things they sense/know. More to cows than we thought. lol.

Hi ya JAVA....hope all is good in your neck of the woods.

Gotta get my bunz busy....may leave early today to get some stuff done.

Have a marvelous day/night to all.

Loves and hugs,

annie175
07-20-2012, 09:00 AM
MELLIE and CHELLE are my sneaker inners....

MELLIE...so sorry to hear of Jen's fall. We must be the clumsiest worldlies around. LOL. Hope all is good and she is ok. Keep us posted.

CHELLE...Glad you are having fun at work and you are learning lots. Want me to come help you declutter. It is real easy, I just sit everything out to the curb, either scavengers take it or the trash pick up gets it. haha.

Have a great day ladies. Love yas.

Laura705
07-20-2012, 10:59 AM
Morning all. TGIF!! :carrot:

Annie – Glad you’ve gotten a bit of rain this week. It’s nice not to have to water every day. :) But now I have some weeding to do in the veg patch tomorrow. I think it must have rained some more overnight because the soil still looked very moist today. Hope the ground isn’t too wet to work in tomorrow – I hate when it turns into muddy clumps. Then again, the weeds should come out easier. Glad little guy did well with the photo-taking.

Michelle – Oh, Festa Italiana sounds great. Enjoy yourselves! Glad the mail carrier is only a temp – he sounds like a real jerk.

Mel – Sorry to hear about Jen’s fall. Wow, emergency room – I hope it wasn’t too bad!

Ceejay – Just knowing raccoons and skunks are around is bad enough for me. I’d feel really nervous knowing there was a bear so nearby.

Patty – Hope there are no ill effects from the root canal and you can enjoy your weekend. Yeh, I need to get back to working out too. We all do – right gals??? :D

Happy – I hope dh’s doc appointment went well and that the doc read him the riot act about drinking more water. Did you get your shopping done? I try to avoid that on the weekends, but when I do go, it’s usually not “prime time” anyway. Re dressing for work – we’re business casual all the time now, and to me that means dress slacks and a nice top. On Fridays though I’ll dress down a bit more and wear khakis and a more casual top. I was on vacation the latter part of the week of the 4th, but I’m surprised I didn’t see an e-mail go out allowing people to wear casual clothes because of the extreme heat…they did that once, but maybe that was back before we went to business casual attire. Some people take business casual way too far and they really don’t have any further to go to get to casual. My pet peeve used to be the footwear because I was just waiting for some idiot wearing flimsy high heeled sandals to take a fall and call it a work comp claim – when open-back shoes were technically not allowed. I still think they’re dumb, but I do wear slides sometimes in the summer.

Hi Shad, Hi Ellen, Hi Java!
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Being boring again – nothing to report. Or nothing exciting anyway. The cost of the base car servicing itself wasn’t as bad as I’d thought, but the three issues that need to be fixed are. Bf thought we might save money if we found a non-dealer mechanic and sourced the parts ourselves, but ultimately we decided to have the dealer do all the work. Honestly, it’s tough to find a good, honest mechanic, and the one issue, a front end thing sounds rather complex, so we’d rather have the dealer do the work. I was joking with bf that hopefully the car will still be worth something by the time it’s paid off in December. Actually, we've have very little in terms of repairs to this car since we bought it in '08, so we should be grateful for that.

Today I’m leaving the office early to meet my friend down by Navy Pier. She’s got a drinks/appetizer cruise to attend with her industry group and asked me to accompany her. Should be fun. It’s kind of cloudy right now, but I hear it’s supposed to clear up later today. :crossed:

I think that's all I've got in terms of weekend plans. I do need to get into the veg patch with the garden claw and remove some weeds. A couple of cherry tomatoes are finally starting to ripen, we've got some serrano peppers almost ready to harvest...it'll be a while yet for the Early Girl tomatoes and the orange bell peppers.

Okay, just rambling now, so I'll post and get back to work. TTFN!

happy2bme
07-20-2012, 11:45 AM
Morning all,

Here's my Early Girl Tomatoes - just waiting a few more days before I pluck 'em and eat 'em

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Picture-TomatoesOntheVine072012.jpg

I already had 2 of these grape tomatoes and they were so good I'd almost take up camp and live in the garden if it wasn't for the pesky buzzing deer flies

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Picture-GrapeTomatoesonthevine072012.jpg

And I'm just waiting on this yummy cucumber - how do you know when it's the right time to pick it off the vine?

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Picture-Cucumbersonthevine072012.jpg

ceejay52
07-20-2012, 12:00 PM
Happy
It's more than ready to pick. I like mine smaller than this.

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Can I ask how to upload a picture. I want to post the video of the bear?!!!!

annie175
07-20-2012, 12:01 PM
Happy....you know when it is the right time when you cannot wait any longer to eat it. It looks ready now or you can let it grow some more if you want. Your tomatos look yummy. I picked two yellow tomatos last night...YUM. I have zucchini coming out my arse.

Laura..the Navy pier drinks and appetizers sounds like a blast. I like that kind of stuff. Have a blast!!

happy2bme
07-20-2012, 03:57 PM
Ceejay - I don't think you can post a video on 3FC. So I grabbed a still shot from your video of FB of the momma and baby bear and am posting it here. I use one of the free picture hosting sites like Flickr, Photobucket, Webshots and upload my pictures there. They provide the html (web code IMG tag) you can copy to insert into your post here which will display the picture on your entry.

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

Since I'm grabbing a shot from the video, I'm sorry I can't make this a bigger picture but I'm limited to the frame size on the video.

happy2bme
07-20-2012, 05:43 PM
argh - I just did a long post of personals and my web page stuck. When I refreshed, I lost it. Be back later :mad:

Shad
07-20-2012, 06:39 PM
Morning all,
Happy Saturday/ Friday whatever it is. Been working too hard to notice how the days go by. Only knew it was Friday yesterday because one of my blokes came to get me for the usual Friday BBQ. The Prep Plant puts on a bbq for the miners on Fridays and they don't stint either. There was burger buns, steak, sausages, bacon, eggs, onions, salad etc. The different areas take turns to cook and some of them are really good. You just have to say (once) "I like my steak rare and my egg yolks runny and my bacon crisp. and that is what you get. Mind you they might just be being polite and keeping me onside.

Other news. Sophia is out of ICU and in an open cot back in the neo natal unit and breathing on her own - much to her parents relief - although I do believe Mum is fretting because she can't take the baby home! Dad is much relieved. He didn't like her in ICU either. Can't blame them for that, although it was the place she needed to be at the time. Latest photo follows. I go down to Adelaide to see them on 5th August. Return 19th August and will need to look for work again sometime in September. No rush. I'd like some time off.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/Sophia6.jpg

I'm staying at a place in the Hunter Valley for the next week of my contract called the Leisure Inn. Leisure is what it is all about. Restaurant doesn't open until 8.00am for breakfast. So it is lucky that I have cooking and food storage facilities. It's only open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday as well. Lucky I can cook hey! I really will have to get back into the exercise thing when I get home or I won't fit into anything shortly. I'm holding on to a size 16 by the skin of my teeth. This is a photo of the sunset across the lake which is just about outside my window in the unit.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/gunbo1/046-1.jpg

Happy - your garden looks like it is growing so well. Might be a short growing season, but it certainly appears to be a successful one.

Annie - Your garden looked great to from the picture I saw. Glad you have such a happy lil man. Certainly helps after such a rocky beginning

Ellen - always so busy. With all those children around, its really no wonder. However they grow up so quickly and before you know it, they are ready for the outside world. Got to love them despite all the work and worry they cause.

Mel - Sorry to hear about Jen fallling. Poor girl. She has so little meat on those bones, it is going to hurt everytime. Are Richies kids getting that old. Well their growing up will mean less problems for him in the future. Although I guess he has a few more years of child support yet.

Michelle - Good to hear that you are enjoying you job so much. If we have to work, we might as well enjoy what we do. Hope you get all the coded down and dusted, although I always think that if it is only once a month or two, then it takes longer to get it down straight. Take good notes.

Laura - ouch on that fall as well. Hope the fingers are coming right now. My two dogs weren't big on thunderstorms, but as long as they were around their humans or inside the house they were fine. They didn't get upset about them, just a bit anxious.

Ceejay - how nice that you had a great time with the family. Haven't seen the video on facebook yet, but the photo Happy put up was interesting. Hope you have some more photos of the area for us to look at.

A recruiter rang me the other day, asking if he could put my resume (cv) out to a gold mining company. Sure I said but said that I wasn't available until September. Anyway he did and apparently they might be interested. They sent me this Skills Set page. Now normally I refuse to do skill sets - read my resume people - but I opened the attachment anyways. Geez - do they need some help with the skills set. I've never seen anything so stupid in my life. I'd attach it, but might be breaching privacy laws. I think the HR and the IT departments should revisit that one asap. I spoke to the recruiter about it. He said not to spend much time on it. I said I wouldn't because I am too busy for such idiocy. One of the criteria was:
Passport and... Next colums said Nice to Have...... then next column was Yes/no. My answer was Passport yes. And..... Possibly dependent on what the criteria might be.
Another was
Mining experience Must Have Yes/No... My answer? Majority of my contracts have been in mines and refineries. Do I dig coal - No

Better go shower and get dressed and decide what to do with the day. I need to get some more bread for sandwiches for the week and for toast with an egg from time to time. Counting down the days to home (7) and the days of work (4.5) and the days to end of contract (11 - including weekends) and the days to Adelaide (17).

That's it. Have a good Friday and a great weekend. I should be back tomorrow, but who knows. Some knight on a white charger might come and carry me away. Pigs might also fly

upswife
07-20-2012, 09:26 PM
OK, ladies, just a short one from me today, but I should have some time to post personals tomorrow, either in the morning b4 work or at work in the evening. Everything has just been status quo around my house. The kids and I visited mom on Tuesday, DH also dropped by and we had dinner with the family. I was a duitiful daughter and drove mom to PT on Wednesday(to give my brother a break). I left the kiddies with instructions to clean the kitchen and vaccuum the front room and when I got home it was about half done. I was so tired and work out from the extremely high humidity that I let the kids run off to play with friends, so then after dinner on wednesday they were whining about having to finish the work so they got "disciplined" and managed to make it look half decent. Definitely not a "spare the rod" family. Thursday was low key, kids watched movies on Netflix or went to freinds houses. I picked my SIL up in the afternoon and we just visited. She needed a new pair of sneakers and I had an older pair that I barely ever wore cause they never fit correctly, and they fit her perfectly...so she got a practically brand new pair of New Balance shoes for nothing!! and I cleaned one item out of my closet!!

Today has been like every Friday, I paid some bills this morning, DH and I went over how much to save and how much to put towards groceries and Gas..Whoo hoo FUN FUN. After DH left for work I watched the New season opener for Project Runway! now I've been at work and am trying to appear to be working. Phones have been quiet. To be honest Quiet is good, hope today and tomorrow stay quiet...too tired to try to sell.

Ok, I need to get moving and start following the shut down proceedures and walk thrus. Hope everyone has a Great Saturday/Sunday!!

ceejay52
07-20-2012, 11:01 PM
Happy
Thanks for posting the picture. One of these day's I'll figure out how to do all of this.

Shad
Sophia looks like she is growing. Hope that she doesn't have to go back to ICU.

Ellen
I like quiet days at work also.

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Feeling a bit down in the dumps right now as I miss being around every one. I can't get back into the swing of things. Did make tilapia and broccoli slaw for dinner tonight so maybe the healthier eating is sticking.

happy2bme
07-21-2012, 12:07 AM
Well hello there,

I hope I can make it through a post without fail. My laptop has been acting up lately. Can't really tell exactly what the problem is, I did run a registry cleaner and anti-virus sweep. I pretty much frequent the same websites - no porn or eye catching headlines so I don't think I've picked up a bug. Am running Internet Explorer so always hard to tell if that flakey browser is the issue. Anyway...

Yesterday's animal parade included 2 momma turkeys and 12 baby chicks strutting across the yard in search of bugs and seed. All we could offer them was seed because the bear apparently comes here nightly checking things out. DH put out a gold finch feeder and forgot to bring it in at night and the very next morning we found yet another shepard's hook hangar bent in half and the ports of the brand new feeder popped out and he tossed that one back like he was chugging down a shot. DH did not think he would like thistle seed and I said he's hungry, he will eat anything. I swear if DH puts anything else out I will beat him with it. Then 4 deer showed up at dusk and roamed thw yard while DH went awwwwww awwwww awwww - I wanna feed 'em. :rolleyes: L.B. has returned, apparently he went out for an overnight trip somewhere. Just glad he wasn't a fox's meal. I think he has outgrown his pompas grass home - might be too big to comfortably get through the reeds as we often see him in other places in the yard.

DH did get his results from the doctor and he has atrial fibrulation just like my Mum. My sis said I should take them both and drop them off at the hospital and get them to room together and get everthing done at once. Oh yeah :crazy: But basically they will be getting the same treatment. DH is started on the anticoagulant. He is glad he has a reason not to eat brussel sprouts (not that I ever made him eat them) because they contain Vitamin K as well as leafy greens and vitamin K is a blood coagulant which would offset the coumadin he's taking. I just told him to be careful about running into things or cutting himself. His feet are swelling too so apparently he has some heart issues to deal with. A bit of a downer because we both had high hopes of better health out here. But the good news is that at least we have a diagnosis and can work to treatment.

I got a phone call today and have an interview next week for an office worker position. It's a funded by a grant for a community service center so it probably will be a temporary job but even if it's for a few months it will be some extra money. At least I got a call which is more than I can say for all the other applications I put in. :D

Ceejay - if you really want to know how to post pictures I guess I can write something up. Let me know. Sorry you are missing your family but I totally understand. When you have a good time you realize how nice it is to be around people you enjoy being with. Now aren't you glad you made the trip? Hope you can stick with the good eating plan. I need to follow your lead.

Shad - baby Sophia is so cute. So tiny and precious. I hope she is stable by the time you get out there so you can spend as much time as possible with her. Sounds as if you are eager to finish up this latest stint at work. I am so proud of you for sticking to your guns and refusing to dig coal :rofl: :lol3: :lol3: I hope something comes along for you and you are able to squeeze in a little time off - sounds like you need a bit of r and r time. I love that sunset picture you took! And ok, now that I've tasted it, I am a fan of rocket. :hungry: DH too.

Mel - I'm so sorry to hear about Jen. I hope she will be ok. I imagine as Shad says she has no padding to break her fall. Do let us know how she is doing. As for dressing, I'll just bet you look better than the ladies in the office = even if you were just in your jammies. Tell 'em to clean up their act :rofl:

Laura - yes, you are right about finding a mechanic. When I had a '76 Firebird, I just took it down the street to the local mechanic to get it worked on and he did a great job. I did notice once I moved to the north suburbs, they were doing some teardowns at AH Road and Central and 2 of the teardowns were mechanic's garages. You probably are better off taking your car to the dealer - at least if they screw up they have to fix it. How is the hand doing? Did you get into the garden or saving it for this weekend? Hope you had a nice evening with your friends. Navy Pier is a great place for a summer's night. Not so good in winter tho :lol:

Annie - thank you for the garden advice. I think I'll be picking that cucumber this weekend. Can you settle a debate? I thought you were not supposed to have a cucumber sitting on the soil - it gave it a yellow spot and got bitter. DH thinks they grown laying on the ground so it doesn't matter. We always staked ours up the fence and off the ground. I hope you will be able to post a picture of Lil Man. I'm sure he is adorable - cooing and babbling now is he? This is the age I like them. Hope you get to spend some time with C this weekend and don't spend all of it working. Are you done with CVS? Except for baking that is :lol:

Ellen - it's good to hear you are holding your kids accountable for chores. Life is only going to get more demanding, they might as well figure that out in little dribs and drabs. It's nice you cut your bro a break and took Mom to PT. Is she doing ok?

Michelle - have fun this weekend at Fiesta time. Guess it's good with the timing that you were able to see a code push but boy oh boy - first week on the job and immersion time. Hope the terms make enough sense so you can take meaningful notes. I hate that period of adjustment learning so much new stuff. It's good you are thinking ahead to DMIL. Hopefully she is only bringing a few pieces of furniture like a favorite chair and some clothes. I know it would be hard to accomodate my Mom here - she could have her bed, dresser and recliner and that's about it. Unless we moved her to the Man Cave and Mel's already got dibs on that ;) Had to laugh about the mail carrier. We have types like that too. I say if you mailbox is too small then you just get crunched magazines :lol: I did wonder how they decided the regulation height as ours is somewhere in between the ideal height for the sedan and the SUV. I imagine they figure out a system if they are good enough!

Patty - glad your root canal is over with. You make a good point about hitting up the store when they get the fresh deliveries. I should make a note of that too.

Getting sleepy here, maybe an early night. DH and I went to a new place for dinner. He wanted steak. It was ok but kind of pricey - certainly more than the local fish fry. He should have listened to me but I let him pick ;) I had one glass of wine - quite tasty and I think it's giving me the shut eye so I'll sign off for now.

annie175
07-21-2012, 04:06 AM
Good Early Morning All...well way early...guess I will be awake when C gets up to go to work. Sleep is really overrated...that is the only comforting thought I can give myself.

HAPPY....Most cucumbers do grow near or on the ground and have a bit of yellow on the bottom side.....it does not affect the taste. Just pick it and eat it. I love love love cucumbers and that is the only thing not producing in my garden. I just hope the time comes that I am overwhelmed with cucumbers. As soon as the new pix come back of lil man I will certainly post them. Whenever I see him I say, "Nanna is here to see you" He just smiles and kicks his legs and flaps his arms. I love that little man.

SHADDIE....my God what a precious lil grandbabe, she is gorgeous. Babies are a weakness of mine and she is certainly getting to me. How adorable. Isn't it ridiculous the requirements needed even after they have read your resume. It is like they do not even read your resume. Oh, that is the requirement to take the test to even get hired...Grow some balls, go with your gut feeling on experience...it just honks me off. I feel your madness.

ELLEN...so proud of you for being the disaplined momma. Too many families let their kids run amuck and wonder why they are such disobidient children. I say, beat their arses if they need it. My kids certainly understood the conseequences.

CEEG...your dinner sounds yummy....do something just for you even if it is only a hot bubbly bath and a glass of wine to get your dumps out of the system.

I hear C in the shower so better post this and be the dutiful person that I am....hahaha....go back to bed when he goes to work.

Love and Hugs...

MELODY525
07-21-2012, 08:47 AM
http://www.123gifs.eu/free-gifs/bees/biene-0036.gif

GOOD MORNING HONEY BEES!! :D

RICHIE & THE CREW ARE SETTING OFF FOR HIS BRO'S THIS MORNING..
JEN WILL NOT SIT STILL.
THE HOSP & THE DR TOLD HER SHE NEED ABOUT 8-12 WEEKS FOR FULL BODY AND FOOT RECOVERY.
SHE CANNOT WEAR A CAST OF ANY KIND AND NOT FALL AGAIN.
THEY WILL TAKE NEW PICS IN ABOUT 10 DAYS WHEN ALL THE SWELLINGS GO DOWN.
THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO FRACTURES....EVEN TINY ONES.
DR MARC SAID SHE COULD GO BACK TO THE TRAILER BUT NO WALKING TO THE POOL.
SIT INSIDE & OUT WITH LEG ELEVATED.
BUT KEEP MOVING DOING SOME SMALL DAILY CHORES.
HE TOLD ME TO HAVE THE "WHEELCHAIR TALK" WITH HER.
MAKE SURE SHE'S NOT IN DENIAL. I KNOW SHE'S NOT.
WE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT IT SEVERAL TIMES.
IT'S NOT REALLY ABOUT GETTING A CHAIR...IT'S ABOUT FACING THE MUSCLE WASTING.
SHE IS FULLY AWARE HAVING WATCHED ME.
SHE IS EVEN BETTER ABOUT IT THAN I WAS! :lol3:
SHE LOOKS GOOD BUT WEARY OF THE PAIN.
NOT SURE WHEN THE KIDS GO BACK. IN ABOUT 2 WEEKS I THINK.

NOTHING ELSE IS NEW. DR SAID MY LUNGS ARE CLEAR SOUNDING.
BUT HE FURIOUSLY FIGHTING WITH THE INS. COMPANY FOR 3rd SCAN.
STILL NOT HAPPY WITH THE LOWER BP NUMBER.
IT LIKES TO BE 90-100. :rofl: HE WANTS IT DOWN TO 70. :cry:

WE HAD A FEW GOOD LAUGHS ABOUT YEARS GONE BY.
SOMETIMES HE SITS THERE LIKE HE'S NOT LEAVING.
IT'S GOOD TO HAVE AN OLD FRIEND.

NOTHING NEW. A LOT COOLER FOR A TODAY.
I AM GOING OUTSIDE WITH A BEVERAGE AND RELAX.
YESTERDAY I WORKED A LITTLE WHILE.
BETWEEN THEM & THE KIDS THEY'RE TRYING TO KILL ME I THINK:rofl:
HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND :encore:




HAPPY.......I LOVE YOUR SALAD PICS!!! OMG REAL VEGGIES!!!:cb:
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THE PIC FOR CEEJAY.....
IT'S BIG ENOUGH!!!
CANNOT GET OVER THAT WILD ANIMALS COME SO CLOSE TO COMMUNITIES.
EVEN THOUGH I'VE SEEN IT A HUNDRED TIMES ON TV:faint:
I AM SO SORRY TO READ ABOUT DH. LET US PRAY THEY HELP HIM.
AS YOU SAID...AT LEAST YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON AND CAN TAKE IT FROM HERE.
SENDING MY VERY BEST HEALONG PRAYERS OUT TO HIM....AND MOM!!
GOOD THOUGHTS FOR YOU AS WELL. I KNOW MY SISTER:hug:
ALWAYS HERE IF YOU FEEL LIKE SCREAMING AT SOMEONE AND NOT HIM:lol3:
THE ANIMAL PARADE WAS TOO FUNNY.
TELL DH NOOOOOO MORE FEEDING ANYTHING!!!
THE SENIORS FED THE LITTLE SPARROWS AND NEXT THING WE KNEW WE HAD SEAGULLS AND CLIFF HAWKS FLYING ALL OVER.
THE PIGEONS CAME LIKE WE OPENED A FOOKING RESTAURANT.
GOOD LUCK WITH THE NEW JOB!! KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED:crossed:
HOPE IT'S EASY TO GET TO IN THE WINTER!!!




CEEJAY....OMG!! I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW CLOSE THE BEARS WERE.
IS MOMMA TEACHING THE KID HOW TO GET FREE DINNERS?!!??!
IMAGINE RUNNING OUT OF YOUR ROOM AND NOT KNOWING THEY WERE THERE:faint:




MICHELLE....THE MAILBOX STORY WAS JUST TOO MUCH.
SEND HIM OVER HERE. I NEED TO HIT SOMEBODY AND CAN'T FIND ONE!
GLAD TO HEAR YOU GOT A CHANCE AT THE IT THING.
YOU'RE OFF TO SUCH A GREAT START.
HAVE FUN AT THE ITALIAN WINGDING. ENJOY!!
DON'T HURT ANY BODY PARTS MOVING FURNITURE AND CLEARING OUT!!!




ANNIE......I WAS JUST READING WHERE SONE STATES HAVE PUT A BAN ON EARLY SCHOOL STARTS.
THEY SAY NO ONE SHOULD BE IN SCHOOL SOONER THAN 10 DAYS BEFORE LABOR DAY.
WHAT IS GOING ON?!?!?!?
HAD A LAUGH AT DAD & THE BREAD. SOPUNDS LIKE ME!!!:rofl:
A BIG CONGRATS ON THE WEIGHT LOSS!!
I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU NIPPING IT IN THE BUD:hug: :encore: :dance:




LAURA.....MORE GARDEN VEGGIES YUM!!
IT'S BORING HERE TOO. MAYBE BORING IS A GOOD THING:lol3:
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND HEAL WELL:hug:
CARS ARE SO BLOODY EXPENSIVE AND TOO RIGHT....IT IS HARD TO FIND NOT ONLY A GOOD MECHANIC BUT AN HONEST ONE.
YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON THEM...I TELL THE KIDS THAT TOO.




SHAD....OMG!! SOPHIA IS SO ADORABLE.
ANOTHER PIC TO PRINT & BRAG ABOUT!!
I JUST REALIZED I STILL DIDN'T TELL JEN!! SHOOT!!!
ANYWAY......I AM SO HAPOPY FOR ALL OF YOU THAT SHE IS BREATHING ON HER OWN AND OUT OF ICU. WHAT A RELIEF FOR ALL OF YOU. POOR BRENDAN TOO. I KNOW THOSE FEELINGS:hug:
HOPE SHE WILL BE ABLE TO COME HOME SOON.
I HOPE TOO THAT YOU HAVE A GOOD REST TILL SEPTEMBER.
YOU DEFINITELY NEED ONE AFTER STAYING AT THE LEISURE INN!!
LORD HAVE MERCY!!WHAT KIND OF PLACE IS THIS???
"HAVE BED, BRING COOKING UTENSILS"!
IT SHOULD BE ON THEIR CHECK IN SIGN!!!
I HOPE WHEN YOU GET BACK TO ADELAIDE WE CAN HAVE A GOOD CHAT ABOUT EVERYTING SOPHIA!!'I WANT TO HEAR ALL ABOUT HER LITTLE LIFE.





ELLEN......HOPE THAT QUIET DOES STAY GOOD FOR YOU!!! LOL
YOUR POSTS MAKE ME TIRED!!:rofl:
BUT THEY SOUND LIKE MY DAYS USED TO BE.
YOU'RE MAKING MY RETIREMENT SOUND VERY GOOD TO ME TOO!! ROFLMAO
HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND AFTER DOING ALL THE RUNNING AROUND FOR EVERYONE ELSE!!

happy2bme
07-21-2012, 11:51 AM
15 baby turkeys under the bedroom window this morning. How did I sleep through that???? You can only imagine how many there would have been had we been feeding them all along. Happy's Turkey Farm. But you can only look and pet them as I don't have the heart to kill them. I hear the wild ones are really tough anyway. They are too skittish to photograph but I'll keep trying.

upswife
07-21-2012, 07:04 PM
Good afternoon ladies! Well, It started out busy today, then has slowed way down to a dead crawl. O’m ok with slow, in a little funk and don’t feel like taking calls. Made a bunch of outbound calls (follow ups) so it was not a total wasted day. Not much planned for this weekend. DH has to work all day tomorrow in Rockford and he forgot to tell me so I could take off, so my brother is going to watch the kids for us. Thank goodness I have family close enough that can help out when needed.

Mom is doing really well, I think…She had PT 3 days a week, but after her Session on Friday they talked and they are going to switch to 2 days a week so she has more time to recover in between. I will still try to help my brother out, but I work Monday and Friday so that makes it harder. I will just have to keep going over during the week to help him out. Still working on going thru clothes this week. I have a ton to get thru and my SIL is coming over Tuesday for Moral support.

Melody~I hope Jen does not have any fractures, but that is going to be a tough road, Sitting with her leg up and no pool. I would cry. Enjoy your cooler weather, I think I missed my chance with work getting in the way!

Annie~I so envy your garden, but I barely have time to weed and keep up with my small flower beds in front of the house, and this year, I just let them be Too much trouble to water everyday. Thanks for the kudos, I am trying to raise my kids so they are not spoiled brats. Some days I am succeeding others not so much…but overall I think we are in the right direction. How far are you from chicago? I can drive down and take that zuchinni off your hands!!

Happy~Prayers for your DH and Mum. Hope the treatments go well and the new drugs don’t wear them out. My SIL was on Coumadin for just a little while and it really wore her out. You gotta tell DH to stop putting feeders out, no wonder the bear keeps returning. I would totally be freaking out! For your laptop, I’ve had some good results with malwarebytes. If you google search you should beable to find some info.

Ceejay~so glad you made it home safe and happy from your trip. The bears are so close, if that is a problem there you would think they would have some preventative measures in place. You are doing such a great job eating healthy…I need to follw your lead and get back on the band wagon.

Shad~Whoo, hoo, you are closing in on the end of this contract. You so deserve a break after this is over. It will be so nice to be home then go see the new Grandbaby! Sophia is so cute. I love when they are so tiny…wish that stage would last longer. Didn’t see you post, did your Knight arrive and sweep you off your feet??

Laura~I agree , if you don’t have a mechanic you can trust just do the work at the dealership. Can be a big pain sometimes, but at least you know they are using the correct parts for your car. How was Navy Pier?? I havn’t been up there in a few years. Hope the cruise was nice.

Michelle~There is nothing like jumping in with Both feet. I hope you were able to learn a lot from the code push. How were the italian singers? It sounds like a fun time.
Patty~Hope your weekend was enjoyable to make up for having the root canal done! Were you able to take a break and relax or were you on the go all weekend?

Ok, time to get back to work, Only 2 hrs left…then 12 more tomorrow. Yay…will it ever end?? Am I too young to dream about retiring?

Laura705
07-21-2012, 08:00 PM
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Good evening Worldlies.

Ellen - Sometimes it's nice to have some downtime at work. On Thursday afternoon I spent time organizing my desk. For most things I have desk files (file folders), but I had developed a pile of loose papers that I sorted through and have somewhat tamed. Nice your brother can watch the kids while both you and dh are at work. Actually, the dock for the boat we took for the cruise was just outside of Navy Pier proper, in a spot I didn't realize boats docked. And I wasn't the only one - some people had trouble finding the boat.

Happy - Wow, all those baby turkeys! Hope you can snap a photo for us, I'd like to see them. :) Well, at least your hub and your mother can compare notes on their treatments. I hope he does well on the anticoagulant (is that a blood thinner??) Good luck on your interview. I got out in the garden today and weeded the veggie patch. I finally planted some cilantro seeds, and after I watered everything doggy promptly walked all over where the seeds are planted. Good thing all the other veggie plants have cages around them. Your veggies look great. That cuke looked fabulous - please tell me you've picked it and enjoyed it by now! :D

Mel - An 8-12 week healing time sounds like Jen had a pretty bad fall. That's terrible. I hope she doesn't have any fractures. At this point boring sure sounds good for both of us!!

Annie - Did you go back to sleep after C left for work?? I sure hope so!!

Ceejay - Wow, that bear was really close to your lodging!! Scary! Sorry you've got the post-vacay blues. :(

Shad - Glad Sophia's out of the ICU. :) Very cute photo - she looks quite peaceful there. Nice sunset. Too bad you're on your own at your lodgings for breakfast and some of your dinners - how inconvenient. (shaking my head)

Hellos to Patty, Michelle & Java. :wave:
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I left work at three yesterday and walked a few blocks to the bus stop. It was a gorgeous day - cooler than it's been, sunny and breezy. I was thoroughly enjoying people watching while I waited for the bus...but it took forever for mine to come, and then it was crammed, standing room only . Arrived with about 10 min. before scheduled departure, though the boat left about 10 minutes late actually.

What a lovely day for a cruise. We didn't go far - just a bit into the river (went through the locks twice) and then up and down the lakefront so as to enjoy the skyline. There was an open bar and a casual buffet with grilled sausage, beef & chicken for sandwiches and potato salad and coleslaw and cookies for dessert. Everyone was very nice, and D and I both enjoyed ourselves. D won a raffle and now can attend the local conference for her industry group for free.

Since bf had made plans to see friends, I decided to go with D to the casino and see our favorite local band again. I didnt' think she wanted to stay for the whole thing, but she surprised me and we stayed for the whole thing (I didn't care either way because it ended at midnight and my house is only about a 10-15 minute drive away from there.)

Lazed for a bit this morning, then got out and weeded the veg patch and planted the cilantro seeds.

Bf and I ate lunch and headed to the mall where he looked at eyeglass frames and I got my iphone's protective shield replaced (ghost armor - it does a great job, but after almost 2 years of it, I had one little spot with a gouge in the shield and then one of the corners started pulling up). Nice they replace it for only $5.

Stopped at the market for groceries and then back home. Oh, and we bought our spray bottle fan/misters!! :yay: Walked doggy and that's about it. Nothing planned for tonight. Tomorrow we'll have tacos for dinner.

Okay, I'll get this posted. Everyone enjoy the rest of your weekends!! :flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1:

MELODY525
07-22-2012, 07:25 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKLETTES:cofdate:

YESTERDAY WAS JUST TOO GORGEOUS.
I SAT OUTSIDE ON & OFF ALL DAY AND AGAIN AFTER DINNER.
AND........WAIT FOR IT............MOSTLY BY MYSELF!
I SAT CLOSE TO THE WALL & WHEN THE SENIORS LOOKED OUT THEY COULDN'T SEE ME.:rofl:

I FORGOT TO SAY THE DR SAID THE GASTRO THING IS 99% A "FOREVER" THING.
DAMAGES ARE FROM FOODS, MEDS AND GOD KNOWS WHAT ELSE.
(like an ulcer in the intestine just outside the stomach)
SO A SOFTER BLANDER DIET IS THE PLAN. NO BULK EITHER.
I DEFINITELY WILL BE THE OLDEST GERBER BABY ALIVE NOW:bb:
NOTHINE ELSE NEW HERE. HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:





HAPPY........OH.....HOW CUTE!! I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO SEE THEM PECKING AROUND.
I'VE HEARD THE SAME THING THAT THEY ARE A TOUGH LOT TO EAT.
BUT NOW THEY ARE FAMILY :hug:





ELLEN....GO AHEAD AND DREAM OF RETIREMENT! YOU DESERVE IT!
HOPE YOU ARE OUT OF THE FUNK AND HAPPY AGAIN.
GLAD MOM IS DOING BETTER. GOTTA BE TOUGH ON ALL OF YOU.
I AM GLAD YOU HAVE FAMILY CLOSE BY FOR EMERGENCIES AND SUPPORT!!
HAVE A NICE SUNDAY :hug:




LAURA....THE CRUISE SOUNDED GREAT AND THE NIGHT TIME TOO.
GOOD TO GET OUT AND ABOUT.
I THINK I NEED TO TAKE BACK THE BUBBLE WRAP FOR JENNIFER NOW.
OR MAYBE TAKLE HER TO THE MALL FOR GHOST ARMOR!!:rofl:
HOPE YOU & BF HAVE A NICE WEEKEND:hug:

diyana
07-22-2012, 09:48 AM
Good morning ladies -

I'm sitting here doing website work before I head upstairs to hopefully finish the decluttering project I started yesterday. There's so much stuff to go through in our "office". :yikes: I'm not sure I'll get it all done today. I did get part of the downstairs decluttered, which looks much nicer now.

We didn't get to Festa last night...DMIL just wanted to stay in. Today looks like it will be another stay around the house day except for grocery shopping; which is fine as I've got plenty to do.

I got a new cell phone yesterday, and I really like it. I was able to get it for practically free since my previous 2 year contract was up. :D

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Shad - I'm so glad Sophia's out of the ICU. She is such a beauty!! How long before you are going to visit? I get infuriated by those ridiculous skill sets forms too. Arrrgh!

Ellen - I'm glad your mom is doing better. So nice that you and your brother can share looking out for her, and that your brother can and does babysit when you need him to.

Laura - The cruise sounds wonderful! I've done the Chicago Architectural cruise that goes down the river and then out on Lake Michigan for a little bit as well. I've also done the dinner cruise that Milwaukee has that goes down the Milwaukee River and then out onto Lake Michigan.

Happy - So sorry to hear about DH's condition. But at least you now have a diagnosis and a plan of action. If it's any consolation...DMIL has been on blood thinners like coumadin for 20+ years and she's still going strong. She does bruise easily, but that just makes her be a little more careful. Good luck on the interview next week!! I love seeing babies and baby animals.

Mel - I'm so sorry to hear about Jen! I hope she follows doctor's orders. And that you do too, young lady. ;) So nice you could get outside yesterday and not be pestered. :)

Annie - I hope you and C are having a good weekend!

Ceejay - It's normal to miss everyone...but just start planning your next get together!! :D



I've got to sign off and finish the website work and get my butt upstairs. Procrastination is why I've had so much clutter for so long...and I can't take it any more.

Much love and many hugs,

upswife
07-22-2012, 09:54 AM
Good Morning Chicks.
Quiet here for now. Nothing is new, just picked up my brother last night and went home, had Turkey sausage that DH made, then went to bed shortly after. DH left this morning at 5am…hopefully things go smoothly and he will be back home this evening.
This is the first time that we are leaving the kids with my 17 yo brother for such an extended time. He is also bringing them to church, so we will see how that goes. Thankfully my Mom and dad will also be at church so the kids can all sit with them.
Time to get back to my coffee…have a great Sunday/Monday!!

ceejay52
07-22-2012, 11:04 AM
Ellen
How long will you be gone?

Happy
Ahhhhh baby turkey's. I'm envious of your location. Good luck on the interview, or have you already had this? I haven't gone back very far to read.

Mel
Good idea to sit a little farther from the door. I miss my early mornings on the deck in the mountains. It was so peaceful.

Laura
I've been wanting to take a cruise down the Mississippi river, even a day cruise would be good enough for me.

Nothing new
Some one mentioned about the regulations on the garbage. There was nothing posted in the cabin.

happy2bme
07-22-2012, 11:25 AM
Good morning,

Going to be a warm one out there. Not sure what I'll do yet. A busy week coming up - going to a farm way up north to go blueberry picking tomorrow. Getting my hair done on Tuesday. Interview on Wednesday. We'll see what the rest of the week brings.

I saw some of the turkeys this morning but they are so flighty - especially with young ones that the minute we raised the shade on the window - they took off. That makes it so difficult to get a picture.

To clarify (this was news to me too) it's not a blood thinner as it's popularly called. It's an anticoagulant which means the medication changes the way your blood clots so that it doesn't clot as easily. Less clots, less opportunity for clots to build up in the heart when it's not pumping properly. Vitamin K is actually assists in clotting (what one might think of as "thickening" the blood). So if you are taking an anticoagulant med to lessen the clotting factor, eating foods rich in Vitamin K which increases clotting would decrease the effectiveness of the medication. Also eating foods with Vit K will affect your weekly blood tests. Sound crazy :dizzy: yes :yes: it is. :?: But we will figure it out. Less ability to clot also means blood pools so that's why you bruise more easily. One thing we learned is that while you have to be careful of a cut that won't stop bleeding, more importantly you have to be aware of banging yourself and having internal bleeding which is not so readily apparent. Ok, now I've given myself a headache :lol:

Anyway I have to get busy with something here before the day runs away from me. Have a good weekend ladies.

upswife
07-22-2012, 01:35 PM
ceejay~I'm sorry i wasn't clear. my brother is watching the kids today. I work a 12 hr shift on Sunday's and DH is approx 200 mi away for an install project, that i hear is not going very well. So my brother has the kids all day today...I don't think I would be comfortable leaving them overnight, like I was with my sister, but she had a lot more experience. Also was older before we started leaving overnight.

Shad
07-22-2012, 08:42 PM
Hmmm, I posted yesterday and it seems to have disappeared. It should have been between Laura and Mel's posts. I'll have to check it out when I get home.

happy2bme
07-23-2012, 01:45 AM
Hi guys,

Supposed to go blueberry picking early in the morning. It's a 75 mile ride to the farm so I hope it's worth it. I should have been in bed 2 hours ago - I am driving. So this will be short. I'll try and post when I get back home later tonight.

MELODY525
07-23-2012, 07:08 AM
GOOD MORNING CHICKS.

GOING DOWN EARLY. LOTS TO REPORT.
FALLS, ALARMS AND MAINTENANCE..
ENDED UP A BUSY WEEKEND.

THE KIDS ARE BACK AT THE TRAILER FOR ANOTHER 2+ WEEKS.
JEN HAS LEARNED HER LESSON.
SHE'LL BE SITTING. HER ENTIRE FOOT IS BRUISED.
THERE'S A LUMP ON HER BACK. :cry:
WHAT A MESS. BUT SHE SAYS THE PAIN IS TOLERABLE.

NOTHING NERW WITH ME.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK:moped:




MICHELLE....DECLUTTERING CAN MAKE A PERSON FEEL HAPPY!
HOPE IT DOES FOR YOU TOO. SORRY YOU MISSED THE FIESTA.
GOOD LUCK THIS WEEK AT WORK :hug:




ELLEN.....I HOPE IT ALL WORKS OUT WITH YOUR BROTHER & THE KIDS.
GLAD MOM & DAD WOULD BE AROUND AT CHURCH!!
SENDING YOU GOOD VIBES....FOR THE FAMILY TOO :hug:




CEEJAY.....BET THE BEAR MISSES EVERYONE AND THEIR LEFTOVERS!!!
SO GLAD YOU HAD RELAXING MOMENTS WHILE AWAY.
DID THE FAMILY ENJOY BEING WITH EACH OTHER??
I WAS HOPING YOU HAD GOOD WEATHER THAT WEEK.




HAPPY....HOPE THE BLUEBERRIES WERE GOOD ONES. YUM!!
SENDING DH CONTINUED GOD THOUGHTS AND TO YOU AS WELL.
I LOOK AT MY ROSE "BOOKMARK" EACH NIGHT AND SAY HELLO TO BOTH OF YOU.




SHAD.....HAVE YOU GONE MISSING WITH YOUR POST???
WONDER WHERE ALL OF OUR POSTS FLY TO?
THERE MUST BE A CYBER WAITING ROOM.
SOMEDAY THEY WILL ALL GET POSTED AT ONCE!!!
HELLO SOPHIA!!!
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ceejay52
07-23-2012, 09:33 AM
Morning
Yesterday and today weren't to good for me physically. Don't think I got rested after that long drive. I should have stuck with my original plan and broke that up inot 4 hours drives. I still have a headache. I think part of this is due to my sinuses. I've take some Aleve and will take some more.

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Michelle
I need to declutter and clean My kitchen is a horrible mess, but I haven't felt like cleaning it.

Mel
The weather was cooler up in the mountains but there was also some heavy rain too.

Happy
Enjoy the blue berry picking.

annie175
07-23-2012, 09:34 AM
Good Morning Zee Chicklets wee wee.....mon cherie' (sp) PePe LaPew

Harvested yet more lettuce this weekend. Only got two bags this time. Gallon zip lock bags. The zucchini caserole was fabulous, if I do say so myself. Low in calories too. Very tasty. I have 4 zucchini on my cabinet, trying to think of recipes. Three more ready for harvesting, trying to hold out. Still no cukes. I have about a million 1/4" long starts of cucumbers but none have taken off on growing. I got the prettiest yellow pepper with a bit of green on it and a red pepper with a bit of green on it. Just picked those yesterday.

So yesterday I went charging up onto the porch and stubbed the H out of my 2nd toe on my left foot. It cracked the toenail right in half and came off. It bled like no other. My foot and toe throbbed the rest of the day and most of the night. Needless to say it was another long night of very little sleep. I even took a PM and it didn't seem to help much. I think the cause was I drank WAY too much sun tea yesterday and was on a bit of a caffeine high. My heart even raced a bit.

Still doing good on healthy eating and portion control. Was down another half lb this morning. 4.5 lbs down total. I am not exercising as you all know I hate with a passion. But I did get some yard work done in that 98 degree weather. I may have melted some fat off. Just like budda! lol Today's high is 100, it might as well be a million. It is just to stinkin' hot to be out in that mess. Poor C and Samantha's Chris. Chris is doing roofs right now and about to die. Watered, weeded, cut the high "weed" areas with the mower, sprayed for bugs and cleaned out my lil pool and refilled it. Sat in it for a good while.

Curtis went up on the roof early yesterday morning and tarred the flapping shingles then replaced ones that had been missing since spring. He used tar this time, like to see those blow off. Thank God for good underneath tar papar as there have been no leaks. I think he had to replace about a dozen shingles. Then he chaulked all around the garage trim and the front piller/post on the front porch. Wanted to get that done for fear of the wood rotting out from rain <---what rain...!! Now we just need to paint all the trim again. Then he sealed around the pipes under the kitchen sink to help with the annoying ants. We have them down to a minimum. Maybe finding 2 or 3 a day on the cabinet. I didn't do much after I stubbed my dang toe. Thank God on Saturday I got the vacuuming, mopping and dusting down, oh and scroured our bathroom.

Posting this and will come back and do personals. My sales rep is here today and we are trying to get these new groups submitted.

Have a great day/night.

ceejay52
07-23-2012, 10:57 AM
Morning
Yesterday and today weren't to good for me physically. Don't think I got rested after that long drive. I should have stuck with my original plan and broke that up inot 4 hours drives. I still have a headache. I think part of this is due to my sinuses. I've take some Aleve and will take some more.

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Michelle
I need to declutter and clean My kitchen is a horrible mess, but I haven't felt like cleaning it.

Mel
The weather was cooler up in the mountains but there was also some heavy rain too.

Happy
Enjoy the blue berry picking.

Laura705
07-23-2012, 11:32 AM
Morning all.

Mel - Nice you got to enjoy some of the day outdoors on Saturday in peace! Sorry last night wasn't quiet for you. Poor Jen, hope she doesn't go stir crazy staying off her feet.

Michelle - Good for you getting some decluttering done - a bit at a time certainly helps. Sorry you didn't get to Festa Italiana... Glad you like your new phone. I think mine can be replaced sometime in Sept., but not sure. Bf got his new phone subsequent to that and we added my mother to our plan sometime in the past couple years...have no idea if changes like that restart the contract period. We've been with our cell phone co for years now, so I don't even know if it applies. I'm so clueless about this stuff. :dizzy: Naturally something is always unsatisfactory with bf's phone, and so he's chomping at the bit to get a new one, but he's supposedly waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out. He was having issues and did a "jailbreak" on his phone (whatever that is) a while back and is having other issues with it now and is contemplating converting it back. Sigh. I've been on the architecture cruise twice - very informative, and I just love the architecture in this town!

Ellen - How did the kids do with your brother yesterday? That was a long stretch for him. At least he had some help at church.

Ceejay - I hope you're all rested up from your long drive. Re cruises on the Mississippi river - I've heard radio ads about cruises that are up north here - starting in Dubuque, Iowa I think, and might be 2- or 3-day cruises. It would be interesting.

Happy - Thanks for the clarification between the blood thinners vs. anticoagulants. Good luck to dh on the latter. Hope you're up and on your way to blueberry picking. I just love a warm muffin chock full of juicy fresh blueberries. :hun: :eating2: Any more :thanks2: sightings??

Shad - Did you ever find your post, lol?

Annie - Ouch re the stubbed toe!! And again the lack of a good night's sleep. :( Sure hope you cut off the caffeine today and catch up on your sleep tonight. What a good guy C is to get up on the roof and do that hot work up there. I was looking at our shingles and don't see any missing, but some look like they could be reglued or something.... poor Chris doing that daily for his living. Good job on the weight loss - I'm sure you melted some of it away with the yard work. :yes:

Hellos to Patty & Java. :)
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Nuttin' much to report. Forgot to mention yesterday that the anniversary gift car left our garage Friday night and was presented that same night by the hub to his wife (bf's friends) at their house. He reportedly brought it home and put it in the garage and cut the power to the automatic garage door opener so that his wife would have to ask him for help. Apparently she was totally blown away. What a nice surprise for her!!

Saturday the hub spent the day detailing the wife's old car and brought it over to our house for bf to sell. He didn't get over to the house until about 8:30 pm, so what a lovely day he spent cleaning out all the nooks and crannies of the car. Ugh. But you know what, it costs a lot of $$ to have someone else do it, so you can't blame him going the DIY route!

Didn't do much of anything yesterday, ho hum. Watched some bits & pieces of Hallmark channel movies, did a load of laundry, walked doggy, read the paper and some of my book, made tacos for dinner. As I said - ho hum.

Today's gonna be another potential record breaker for hot temps here. I'll probably get home and not leave the house until tomorrow morning. Bah. Nothing much else to say so I'll get this posted and back to work. :blah:

MELODY525
07-24-2012, 06:46 AM
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MORNING ALL.
I NEED TOOTHPICKS FOR MY EYES.
TOO MANY STORMS THIS WEEK ALREADY.
WE HAD A BEAUT OF A T-STOMR LAST NIGHT.
CAME WITH HAIL & 60 MPH GUSTS:yikes:
I CLOSED ALL THE DRAPES AND TURNED THE TV UP!:lol3:
NOTHING NEW TO REPORT.
GOING TO BE ANOTHER QUIET DAY HOPEFULLY.
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY:moped:





CEEJAY.....HOPE THE SINUSES FEEL BETTER SOON.
WHEN JEN TRAVELS SHE HAS THE SAME PROBLEM.
SHE COMES HOME WITH A SUPER HEADACHE.
GUESS WE HD ABOUT THE SAME KIND OF WEATHER.
FEEL BETTER SOON :hug;




ANNIE....POOR CURTIS & CHRIS. BUT GLAD THE JOBS ARE DONE.
YOU WILL BE LEAK PROOFED FOR THE NEXT ROUNDS OF RAIN (AND SNOW)
Shhhhh! DON'T TELL ANYONE I TYPED THAT WORD!
MAYBE THE BABY CUKES CAN BE GHERKIN PICKLES :rofl:




LAURA.....I AM GLAD TO HEAR THE WIFE WAS BLOWN AWAY!!
WHAT A GREAT THING TO DO FOR A PRESENT.
MY WEEKEND WAS SIMILAR WITH THE BITS OF HALLMARK MOVIES THROWN IN.
I USE THAT CHANNEL AS BACKGROUND NOISE:rofl:
TODAY IS OUR HEATWAVE DAY. DID YOU MADE IT THRU YOURS!
HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER THIS WEEK:hug:

diyana
07-24-2012, 07:55 AM
super quick post as I've got an early meeting and have to leave soon.

I didn't sleep much last night. I had a hard time falling asleep, which is unusual, and then we were awoken at midnight by a bat flying around in our bedroom (rather than in the belfry). It must've come in when I left the dogs out at bedtime. Anyway, this has happened before and DH and I have a system, so we got the bat out within 15 minutes, but our adrenaline was running, so I didn't fall back asleep until 1 am. Then at 3:30, Mischief was throwing up...so I woke up to deal with that. Then I got up at 5:45. I'm exhausted and have a day FULL of meetings. :faint: Just hook up the caffeine IV if you please. :rofl:

I'll read what's going on with y'all later today. I'm hoping to take a nap or just go to sleep when I get home.

I hope you're all doing well and have a great day!

Much love,

annie175
07-24-2012, 08:24 AM
Tuesday....hmmmm....should be a better day than yesterday. Was not feeling all that great, plus had a busy weird day.

Made baked fish, wilted lettuce and zucchini casserole for dinner. Tasty, tasty if I do say so myself. Sprinkled a little lemon juice, garlic, pepper and butter pam and baked the fish. So yummy. Had enough of everything to bring for lunch today.

Oh wow, Katie (here at work) just brought me some banana peppers, cucumbers and green peppers from her garden. They look yummy. Looks like I may add a salad to my lunch as I have some lettuce in the work fridge from my garden. This is so much fun.

CHELLE...at bat flying around your bedroom NO THANK YOU! Most people have emergency weather plans, but no, you have an emergency bat plan in place....somehow that is humorous to me Probably the bat was celebrating the new Batman movie that is out, ba haha....poor Mischief, do you suppose it is something he ate or maybe in combo with this weird weather we are having? Bless his heart.

MELLIE....Maybe it will be a little quieter today at your house. We are supposed to have scatter thunder showers today, but so far they have hit all around the city but not Indy. How is Jen feeling? Love and hugs to you all.

SHADDIE...are you winding it up at the jobsite? Hopefully the last few days will be peaceful. Safe travels.

ELLEN...Everyone survive brother's babysitting? How did it go?

LAURA....what a wonderful surprise for the wife. I love those kind of surprises. I watched a lot of the Hallmark channel myself on Sunday. I like those goofy movies.

CEEG...sorry you are not feeling up to par since your trip. Maybe need to take a little added pain relievers today. Sometimes vacations take more from us than we would like to think as far as our physical self. Rest up and take care of you...Hugs, my friend.

HAPPY...I am not a real big blueberry fan, but if you pick them and wash them, I will eat them. I love black rasberries, used to go picking with my Grandpa in the summer times when I stayed with them. GREAT MEMORIES!!

HIya Patty and Java!!

Everyone have a marvelous day/night...

Oh and BTW....I took a PM went to bed at 8 last night and slept ALL NIGHT LONG. Didn't wake up till Cs alarm clock went off at 4 am. Bright eyed and not so bushy tailed...lol.

Hugs

ceejay52
07-24-2012, 09:43 AM
Annie
Ouch on the toe. Hope that it is beginning to heal. The squash sounds good but I'm thinking it's the fish smell that has made me nauseas. I can eat fish if some one else prepares it. Good for you in sleeping all night long.

Michella
Sounds like you had an eventful night. Yikes on the batt. And poor Mischief.

Mel
Sure wish we could get some of the rain. It's hot dry and humid.


Happy
How did you do on the bluberry picking?

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Still not feeling well. If I make it through tomorrow, I'm going to the doctor on Thursday.

Laura705
07-24-2012, 10:26 AM
Morning all.

Michelle – OMG, I can’t even stand bugs or spiders in the house, let alone a bat!! :yikes: And it’s not the first time that happened????!!!! I hope Mischief is okay. Hope you can get through the day okay – keep the coffee coming! :coffee2:

Annie – Glad you had a great night’s sleep last night! :) Yum on the veggies. Hope your own cukes have a growth spurt soon. The baked fish sounds yummy – enjoy the leftovers today.

Ceejay – I hope you’re feeling better by now. Obviously you needed a post-vacation vacation, lol. :D

Mel – Glad all was quiet in the building. We had our t-storm and high winds this morning, just when I needed to take a shower, of course. It went through pretty quickly, thankfully. Still, the rumbles of thunder continued for a bit afterwards. Doggy was following me everywhere and even into our tiny bathroom. He sprawled out while I showered, blocked the door so I couldn’t close it or easily reach anything hanging behind it. Otherwise he was alright.

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies. Hope your week is going well.
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Hot and humid yesterday, but not a record breaker – fine by me. But it was still very hot and humid at 7 pm when I took doggy for a walk (bf was picking up the car and getting the wheels aligned/balanced/whatever after the front end work the dealer did). Bf asked for and got a couple hundred off our bill at the dealer, but it was still painful on the wallet.

I don’t have to water today thanks to the thunderstorms that went through this morning. Bf’s definitely gonna have to mow this week after several weeks of not having to mow. Too wet today, too hot tomorrow…maybe Thursday? And so ends my little vacation from his moaning about the yard work. :rolleyes:

No movie tonight – it was moved to Wed this week. Not sure if I’m going. I guess I might. Have to e-mail my pick.

That’s about it for me. TTFN!

Shad
07-24-2012, 11:44 PM
:running: :running:

MELODY525
07-25-2012, 07:06 AM
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MORNING CHICKS.
WORKED FOR A BIT YESTERDAY.
JUST TOO MANY FIRES TO PUT OUT.
AND NO FIRE EXTINGUISHER!
SO NOT A VERY PRODUCTIVE DAY FOR SURE.
TOLD A FRIEND TO JUST THROW IN THE TOWEL AND WALK AWAY.

COOLED OFF A BIT BUT THE AIR STINKS.
I STAYED INDOORS FOR THE REST OF THE DAY.
TALKED TO JEN AND WENT TO BED.
EXCITING DAY HUH???? :rofl:
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY :moped:




MICHELLE....OMG A BAT???? GEEZ!!!!
YOU GALS ARE MAKING LIVING IN THE CITY LOOK BETTER.
AT LEAST BED BUGS ARE SMALL!!! :lol3:
HOPE YOU CAUGHT UP WITH YOUR MUCH NEEDED SLEEP:hug:





ANNIE....SOUNDS LIKE YOU COULD BE THE LUNCHROOM LADY AT WORK.
SELLING YOUR SALADS AS A SIDELINE!!:lol3:
I FORGOT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN ON THE ADDED WEIGHT LOSS.
THINK YOU SAID 4.5 LBS!! YOU GO GIRL:cheer3:




CEEJAY....I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR YOU STILL FEEL UNWELL.
HOPE YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT'S GOING ON AND GET WELL :hug:




LAURA......TOUGH DAY HERE YESTERDAY TOO. HOT AND UMID!
SORRY YOUR VACAY FROM BF MOANING IS OVER.
THAT LINE CRACKED ME UP:rofl: :rofl:
YOU MAKE ME SMILE :D
ENJOY THE MOVIE IF YOU GO.



SHAD...:moped: :scooter: :bb:

MELODY525
07-25-2012, 07:10 AM
I hope our Miss Happy is busy making us blueberry muffins :hun:


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upswife
07-25-2012, 08:31 AM
Good Morning chicklets!!! Sunday went well with the small exception that I walked in the door Sunday evening at 8:30pm and the house was messy and they hadn’t had dinner yet. But that was easily fixed DH had bought Home Run Inn pizza for them, so we popped them in the oven and the kids did a quick pick up while waiting.

Monday and Tuesday were uneventful, I was so worn out by the humidity and allergies I just lazed around. Plans today include a trip to Bed bath and beyond for k-cups and Sports Authority for bicycle things. Trying to get moving, but only DD2 and DD3 are awake. Waiting for DH to get ready for work so the bathroom is available for the rest of us. Have a great day everyone!!

Luv and hugs!!

Laura705
07-25-2012, 10:18 AM
Morning all. Nothing much to report.

Ceejay - Hope you're feeling better by now.

Hi Shad!

Mel - I'd offer you our fire extinguishers, but they haven't been serviced in a long time and so they might not put out the fires! :flame: (A friend of bf's used to be in that business and gave us two for the house. He's not in the business anymore.) Hope today's a better day, but boring is probably a good thing right now, so not wishing you any excitement.

Ellen - Glad Sunday went well. Yeh, sometimes it's perfectly comfortable temp-wise, but it's the humidity that's the killer. Past couple days have been like that. Hope you have a productive day today.

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies - yay for Hump Day!!
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Went to lunch with a friend yesterday. We hadn't lunched for a while now and so it was good to catch up. It's so funny that no matter how different your lives may seem to be, there's always a common thread or two where we can relate and hear each other out and offer each other support. Just like here! :)

So yesterday I got off the train and headed to the bike rack when I remembered that I walked to the train station that morning. Aaargh. Didn't feel like walking home, and I didn't phone bf because I thought he was still out and about running errands. Bleh. Anyway, I trudged along home and appreciated cycling all the more.

Tonight we're going to see the movie "Moonrise Kingdom" which, according to imdb is this: "A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. " Cast includes Edward Norton and Frances McDormund. Getting good reviews.

That's about it for me, so I'll post.

happy2bme
07-25-2012, 01:24 PM
Hi all,

Finally was able to sneak outside and get access to my camera while the turkeys were out. It's REALLY hard to get a good shot of them. I must have taken 40 pictures.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Picture-Turkeys1072512.jpg

The 3 darkest ones are the Moms, the rest are the not so little chicks. We started out with 15 but lately there are only 14 so one might have met an early demise. :(

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Picture-Turkeys2072512.jpg

This one better shows Mom and baby

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Picture-Turkeys3MommaandBaby072512.jpg

happy2bme
07-25-2012, 01:37 PM
Got my hair done yesterday, about 5 inches lopped off. Colored too. While it was half the price of what I paid in Memphis, I was a bit taken aback at my hairdresser spending more time on the phone, calling in a supply order, taking appointments and handling some personal stuff. She spent more time away from me than on me. And she basically cut and colored my hair. No style. Just snip snip. I think I'll keep looking for a salon I like better. My hair is really thin on top, I do hope it comes back in soon - till then lots of product to fluff it up. I have my interview today - a little nervous about that. Still warm here but we got a good crackling thunderstorm this morning and more rain to come in this afternoon. And I got 9 and a half pounds of fresh blueberries which I have to get ready to clean, store, freeze or cook up. They are yummy.

Laura - I see there is a burn alert out by you. Don't remember ever seeing it so dry and hot. Another scorcer for you. Everyone is complaining of being tired of being cooped up inside. Hopefully the weather will break soon.

Ellen - yum - Home Run Inn pizza :hungry: I love their crust. Allergies are getting really bad, I've had sinus problems for 2 weeks now. Hope you feel better.

Mel - I found some great blueberry recipes. What do you want - soup, smoothie, lemon blueberry muffins or parfait, blueberry tea? How about grilled chicken and a blueberry peach salsa?

Annie - how do you do the wilted lettuce? Hope you are feeling better today - no doubt the hot dry weather is getting to everyone.

Michelle - a bat in the house? :eek: :eek: :eek: I know they are very good for the environment but I would not want to be trapping them. :yikes:

Ceejay - hope you are doing better. Blueberry picking was actually fun. The bushes are loaded with berries and it's not even work as they come right off the bushes. Better than strawberries where you have to bend down and strawberry fields are frequented by daddy long leg spiders :yikes:

Hi Java and Patty :wave:

Sorry to be quick but this is a busy week for me and I have lots to do. Wish me luck on the interview...

Shad
07-25-2012, 04:05 PM
Too much going on here to stop and chat. I'm going home tomorrow (Friday) for the last time. No doubt there will be time to get on line then. Meantime, best go clean my teeth, dry my hair and get my weary self out to the wilderness of Austar. I'm now helping out in the Finance area as well. I should be a real guru when I am done here.

MELODY525
07-26-2012, 07:00 AM
http://www.rosiepiter.com/clipart_illustrations/cooked_turkey_with_vegetables_0071-0809-0913-1828_SMU.jpg

I THINK I SMELL THANKSGIVING AROUND THE CORNER!!
I'LL BRING THE PUMPKIN & MINCEMEAT PIES:hun:

HAPPY.....LOVED THE PICTURES. OMG!!
THEY ARE TOO CUTE FOLLOWING THE MOMS AROUND.
HOPE YOU LIKE THE NEW HAIR-DO.
I'M SO THIN ON TOP I'LL HAVE TO WEAR SUNSCREEN ON MY SCALP:lol3:
HOPE THE INTERVIEW WENT WELL. SENDING YOU A GOOD THOUGHT. :hug:




ELLEN......SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE STILL ALIVE & KICKING & BUSY!!
THE PIZZAS WERE A GOOID IDEA OF DH!! FAST FOOD!!




LAURA.....FUNNY YOU HAD LUNCH & A CHAT WITH THE FRIEND....
MY FRIEND CALLED ME DOWN TO GO OUTSIDE AND DO THE SAME.
BUT WE ONLY HAD PB & J SAMMIES.:rofl:




SHADDIE....I AM SO SORRY YOU'RE LAST WEEK IS DRAGGING ON SO.
AND JUST WHAT YOU NEED.....FINANCE!! POOR WOMAN.
HOPE YOU GET HOME AND JUST PLOP ON THE COUCH AND NOT MOVE!!!
SENDING A GOOD THOUGHT OUT TO YOU AS WELL:hug:





:cofdate: MORNING CHICKS.
NOT MUCH NEW SINCE LAST POST.
MEETINGS ARE TONITE. YUCK.
THE DRAMA CONTINUES WITH ONE OF THE DRIVERS.
THANK GOD IT'S NOT WILLY.....AND HE IS BACK. :encore:
NOT SURE WHAT THE OUTCOME WILL BE.

JEN IS DOING BETTER. SHE'S RESTING BUT WALKING LIKE OUR DR SAID.
GOTTA KEEP MOVING OR THE MUSCLES WILL ATROPHY TOO FAST.
FINDING A HAPPY MEDIUM. IT SURE SLOWED HER DOWN.
I HAVE TO LAUGH...I GAVE RICHIE A LECTUIRE ON BEING DISABLED....
THEN HE TURNED AROUND AND GAVE IT TI JEN.
JEN & I BOTH HAD A GOOD LAUGH.
BUT HIS FAMILY NEEDS TO REMEMBER SHE IS DISABLED & OVERDOING IT.
GEE.....I THINK I REMEMBER HEARING SOMETHING LIKE THIS BEFORE:rofl:

I CANCELED THE SHOPPING TRIP TO PATHMARK.
A THUNDERSTORM IS ON ITS WAY AND BLACK AS NIGHT RIGHT NOW.
SUPPOSED TO BE A WHOPPER.

HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:

diyana
07-26-2012, 07:33 AM
Good morning ladies -

Just a quick post as I have an early morning meeting to get to. We got some good rain yesterday morning and two big storms last night. We still need more...but the lawns are beginning to green up. :D It may rain today or tonight, but if it doesn't, DH, DMIL and I are going to see REO Speedwagon perform at our county fair. :dancer:

I hope you all are doing well. MEL - I'm glad to hear Jen is following Dr's orders.

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
07-26-2012, 08:01 AM
Oh so sleepy today. Woke up at 3 am thinking about the day to come. C and I left the house at 4:30 to drop his SUV at the repair shop for brakes. Then took him on to work. Came back home, jumped in the shower, got ready for work and was here by 6:50 am. Way too eary to even think about what I need to do. Have been sitting here on my arse reading the news on the net and now posting to you wonderful ladies. Stopped and got me a coffee at Micky D's. That is all I ever get there is coffee...Sometimes the grilled chicken salad. I feel like I am just slowly dragging along and babbling.

We are supposed to have scattered T-storms with maybe one hitting the circle city (Indy) around 2 ish. I certainly hope so. It saves me from watering the gardens at night. Some storms could be strong. Hail and wind expected in different areas of the state.

HAPPY....Loved the pix of the turkeys. We have wild turkey vultures around the wooded areas of Indiana. Mostly out in the stix where I used to live and DS lives now. Right now we have an over abundance of geese around all the retention ponds. Probably stop to let them cross the road 3 or 4 times a week. THey poo in the darndest places.

CHELLE...sounds like you are adjusting to the new job splendidly and they are keeping you busy with one thing or another. Hope your dreams have come true! REO Speedwagon, Yeah! I saw them in about 1974, 5, 6, somewhere in there. Not sure. Golden Country, your face is so red...party for me sister!

SHADDIE...one last wake up til home and done with that job. You deserve a break, so get out and get away, at McDonalds haha. THat just came to mind. Can you tell I am running on empty, burning love, running on high....lack of sleep makes me nutty. lol

ELLEN...I still do not see how you have the energy to do anything, with the kiddos, momma, job, house, etc etc. When do the kiddos go back to school? Our neighborhood kids go back August 1st. We are starting that year round thing here.

MELLIE...I will bring the dressing, greenbean casserole, peanutbutter and pecan pies. It all sound wonderful...oh and cannot forget the mashed taters. YUM YUM, hey grandpa, what's for dinner? Black eyed peas and roadkill stew...lol Glad Jen is doing better...I think there are several of us chicklets that need to walk around in bubble wrap, you, me and Jen included.

LAURA...I have not even heard of Moonrise Kingdom. Will need a review on that one, a go see or a rental? How can you stand walking home from the train station in this miserable heat? I can barely stand going out to water my gardens and I am an outdoors girl.

CEEG...hope you are feeling better sister. I have notice my allergies acting up a bit also. I can tell by the added sneezing going on. I hate to sneeze and when I do it is usually 5 or 6 in a row. BLAH!.

Hey to all the worldies...

Have a splendid day/night.

Loves and hugs.

annie175
07-26-2012, 09:50 AM
WILTED LEAF LETTUCE
6 slices bacon
1/2 c. green onion
1/4 c. vinegar
4 tsp. sugar
8 c. leaf lettuce, torn into bits

Cook bacon until crisp; drain and crumble (save drippings). Add onion to drippings and cook until tender. Add vinegar, 1/4 cup water, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and bacon. Cook and stir until boiling. Place lettuce in bowl. Pour hot dressing over lettuce; toss to coat. Serve at once.


I used very little bacon grease and added a bit of water instead.

Laura705
07-26-2012, 10:30 AM
Morning all.

Annie - That recipe looks delicious, and that's coming from someone for whom the idea of wilted greens isn't all that appealing (except maybe some spinach in soup or pasta)! Must be the bacon, lol. And actually, the vinegar/sugar combo sounds good to me too. I sure hope you get through the day okay since you had such an early start. :yawn: Yeh, when it's this hot, I'm very happy to ride my bike between home and the train. I can pedal slowly and coast and enjoy the breeze I'm making - much nicer than walking. Not to mention that the other night I couldn't wait to get home because I had to p!! Hope you get some rain today so you can just go straight to bed and not have to water the garden!!

Michelle - Hope you get to enjoy the concert tonight, otherwise, yay for the rain. :)

Mel - Too bad about the canceled shopping trip, but who wants to be out in a storm anyway? :rain: Hope the meetings tonight aren't too much of a PITA. So what's the deal with the driver - is he not a good driver? Scary.

Shad - Yay, you're going home today!! Guru can now go on your cv, right? :D

Happy - How did the interview go yesterday? Hope it's something that appeals to you and that they liked what you have to offer. Good luck eventually finding a salon/stylist you like. I went through a couple of them when we moved to MP before finding the right one. Thanks for posting those photos - so cute! Never a dull moment in the wildlife parade you have going on up there. :) I hope the burn alert ends - we had some more rain overnight here. Forgot to "remind" bf to mow... By the time he gets around to it, the grass will be too long and I'm sure I'll have to hear him complain about having to bag the grass clippings instead of letting the mower mulch them back into the lawn. Sigh.

Ceejay - are you feeling better now?

Hellos to Ellen, Patty & Java.
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The movie "Moonrise Kingdom" was really cute. Takes place in 1965 and it's very whimsical and not based in reality at all, and it's funny. I'd definitely say it's worth seeing at the theater. It's directed by Wes Anderson, who's done The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Rushmore, neither of which I've seen (yet). He's also done "The Royal Tannenbaums", which I really liked.

Other than that, nothing much to report about yesterday. My drive to the theater was good - very few traffic lights and the car is running well. We had rain overnight and I heard some thunder this morning. Bf said doggy did well.

The admin was complaining to me of a bladder infection yesterday and today she's out sick. She better watch out for the number of sick days she's taking. The boss is the type that says she expects some sick days when an employee's kid is sick or something, but you can tell she's annoyed when it really happens, so I'm sure questionable or too many sick days are even worse in her eyes.

Okay, have to follow up with someone who's failed to respond to my e-mail. :mad:

Toodles!

happy2bme
07-26-2012, 03:17 PM
Good morning ladies,

If you have me as a friend on FB you will see that I posted a video of the turkeys in the yard. My sister loves birds of any sort and there's nothing funnier to her than running birds. I just learned how to do a video with my new camera - it could be better but I think I got the shot that would make her :D

My interview went well yesterday - at least I think it did ;) . The two ladies I spoke to were very similar in personality to me. We even joked about being "pile" people - having piles of papers on the desktop instead of neatly filed away. They also said they liked the temp warm in the office and since I chill easy I was happy to hear that - don't need any menopausal women cranking the air conditioner down to 40 degrees :lol: There was no question that I had a ton of technical skills that they were looking for. I'm sure they have several people to interview but they said they are eager to get someone in quickly so they'd be making their decision by the end of the month which is the middle of the week next week. DH said not to get hopes up and I know if it is meant to be, it will. :crossed:

Annie - thanks so much for posting the recipe - looks delicious for any greens. Sweet and sour - yum. Sorry you are sleepy - sounds like the lack of sleep is catching up with you. I have sworn off McD's too except for the specialty coffees (they are good!) and maybe the fruit/yogurt/nut snack that I eat when we are travelling on the road.

Laura - thanks for the movie review - from the TV advertisements they are praising it but can't always trust what you see. ;) I haven't been keeping track but another day off for the admin eh? Sounds like she just had one around her vacation. Up to the boss to deal with... As for the salon, there's at least 7 of them in town so I have many more to sample as you say. I have to find a hairdresser with hair like mine and then ask her who does HER hair :rofl:

Michelle - enjoy the concert. I recorded a concert of REO that I noticed on cable tv - not sure when it was recorded but geez - those guys got OLD. The still sounded ok but have faded a bit. Hope you have a good time.

Mel - glad you liked the pictures. Too funny about the sun screen on the head - my cousin said the same thing to me - about sunscreen and a pink scalp. Then I took a mirror to the top of my head and I have quite a part :yikes: I didn't need to know that. Good thing camo baseball caps are all the rage out here :rofl: I hear there is bad weather up your way. Stay inside and out of it. :rain:

Shad - good luck on the next tour of duty. You sound tired. Need to send you and Annie to some R&R.

Hello to the rest of the Worldlies :wave:

MELODY525
07-27-2012, 06:56 AM
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MORNING EVERYONE.
MEETINGS WERE SLOW AND PAINFUL :lol3:
THEY STARTED OFF FAST BUT SOME OF THEM JUST WANT TO LINGER.
BET IF THEY WEREN'T CATERED THAT WE'D BE DONE IN A FEW SHORT MINUTES!!

THE WHOLE TOWN GOT A WARNING ABOUT THE STORM.
IT WAS LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN GOING THRU.
BUT IT WAS SOON OVER WITH.
WENT OUT WITH A BOSS TO MAKE SURE ALL WAS BATTENED DOWN AND THEN TO BED.

BOSSLADY IS GOING ON VACATION & OUT OF REACH FOR 10 DAYS.
CAN'T WAIT TI SEE HOW MUCH THE MEN CAN FOUL THINGS UP.

NOTHING ELSE IS NEW. GOING DOWN TO GET MY "VACAY" ORDERS.
NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO HER LEAVING.
I WILL BE WORKJNG NEXT FRIDAY AND THE FOLLOWING MONDAY.
BY THAT TIME THERE WILL BE ONLY 2 OF US LEFT.
THE REST WILL ON VACATION TOO:faint:

I AM OFF TO THE SHOWERS.
HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:






MICHELLE.....WAVING BACK TO YOU :wave:
HOPE YOU AND THE DMIL HAD A GOOD TIME.



ANNIE....THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY AND WE CAN DRAG OUR ARSES HOME!!
HOPE THE COFFEE KEPT YOU GOING YESTERDAY.
THE AIR IS SO HEAVY WITH THESE STORMS.
IT'S THE WEEKEND:beach:
THE SALAD SOUNDED GREAT BUT ANYTHING WITH BACON IN IT IS FINE WITH ME!!!!




LAURA.....HOPE THE ADNIM LEARS NOT TO OVERDO THE SICK DAYS.
PEOPLE ARE GETTING LET GO BY THE THOUSANDS FOR THAT.
EVEN HERE IT'S BEEN A BIG THING ABOUT DAYS OFF.
GLAD THE MOVIE WAS GOOD AND YOU HAD A NICE NIGHT OUT.
EVEN HAPPIER THE DOGGIE DID WELL.
AS I SAID TO ANNIE....ANYTHING WITH BACON SOUNDS GOOD TO ME:hun:





HAPPY......I AM GLAD YOU THINK THE INTERVIEW WENT WELL.
WILL KEEP MY FINGERS & TOES CROSSED FOR NEXT WEEK:crossed:
I BET THE VIDEO IS FUNNY. HOPE YOUR SIS ENJOYED IT. LOL
THE STORM LAST NIGHT WAS A DOOZY. I HID IN THE BEDROOM!
LESS WINDOWS THERE. SOUNDED LIKE A TRAIN.
HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND WITH YOUR 2 LEGGED FRIENDS!!!:thanks2:

annie175
07-27-2012, 09:53 AM
Mornin Chicklets...

Woke up at 3:30 this morning and in the loo at home and here at work. If it doesn't ease up soon I am going to take one of Laura's admins sick days. lol

LAURA...the movie does sound cute. Maybe I can lure Curtis to go see it with me Sunday morning before noon when it costs 5 bucks. Or maybe I will go by myself. We will see when Sunday gets here. We don't have any that abuse the sick day thing here, we have several that always comes in late or leaves early. Oh well, not my issue.

MELLIE...DO NOT WORK YOUR ARSE OFF when the boss lady is gone. I do not want you getting sick(er). DO YOU HEAR ME? We had T-storms all over Indiana yesterday and NOT EVEN ONE OF THEM passed through Indianapolis. Not a drop hit my yard. So aggravating.

HAPPY...so glad your interview went well. I bet you get the job. Help me remember, where was the interview? Sometimes we just know and can feel when all goes well and the job will be yours. Praying for you to get the position.

Hey to all the rest of you lovely ladies...

Loves and Hugs

Laura705
07-27-2012, 10:33 AM
Morning all. TGIF!!!

Annie - Feel better soon! Definitely go home if you're in the loo more than at your desk! :hug:

Mel - I second Annie's comment - do NOT overdo it while everyone is away. Even if you were getting paid all of their salaries, it's not worth risking your health!! :nono: Too bad the meetings went long. You'd think they'd want to get home if a storm was on the way!

Happy - Glad the interview went well. Count me in as one of the "pile people". :D

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies!! :) Hope you're all ready for the weekend or already enjoying it. :)
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Rainy start to the day today, but it didn't last long so I was able to ride my bike to the train. I picked the first ripe cherry tomato from the veg garden this morning and told bf he should pick some of the serrano peppers. I don't have high hopes for the bell pepper plant. There's only one pepper on it and it's slow going. The Early Girl has a couple tomatoes ripening on the vine.

I (finally) made a decision re exercise classes and yesterday after a dinner out w/ bf, we went to the park district rec plex and I registered. I bought a combo pass good for 5 spinning classes and 5 group fitness classes. By this time, the summer session only has 5 weeks left, so I didn't want to buy a 13-class group fitness passport because I wasn't sure I'd use it all. This way I can try out spinning, and also go to the usual passport classes and hopefully I'll be okay with committing myself to 2 classes per week.

That's about it. Nothing much going on for the weekend. Bf's friend just became a grandfather, so Sunday bf and I are going to their house (way down in IN) for a celebration. I will not say what I want to say about this situation. :censored: The baby is still very young - maybe 5-6 weeks old? - so it'll be interesting to see if bf will be brave enough to hold her. :) :bb:

annie175
07-27-2012, 01:32 PM
Laura....where in Indiana?

Laura705
07-27-2012, 01:59 PM
Portage. It's not really way down in Indiana, just way down from where I live in the NW 'burbs.

happy2bme
07-27-2012, 02:52 PM
Well I don't know where Whiting, Indiana is but they are having their big Pierogi Fest this weekend. Missing that :( :hungry: but it would probably give me the worst indigestion so probably not a bad thing. Instead I'm making lemon bread with a bunch of my fresh blueberries.

The job I interviewed for is for an administrative assistant - "do all" kind of person in a small office for a non profit organization here in town. Answer phones, match callers with the right resources, do reporting needed in conjunction with grants, write newsletters, update web pages, help them to get organized, a little bit of everything and something new each day. I had a temporary job as a supervisor in the 2000 Census so I know how government bureacracy works, I have implemented strategic systems both there and on several of my jobs, did web pages, did newsletters for the Homeowners Assn, managed Help Desks for 7 years so I can do phones and matching people, am able to work independently as well as in a team environment and I am totally experienced in dealing with being flexible, changing course halfway in the process and observing and making suggestions. Sounds interesting - beats working at the deli counter and cutting my fingers off :yikes:

My tomatoes appear to have worms boring holes in them. I can't see the worms but I see the holes in the fruit. Picked 4 regular tomatoes already - all ruined and yesterday I noticed 1 grape tomato that was affected. This is a bummer, I was hoping to go organic but I might not be able to. Did get some insecticidal soap, DH applied it twice already but might have to break down and use the chemicals. I don't want to lose my crop. Just as frustrating as when the darn squirrels start chewing on them. :mad:

Spent all morning working with Dell support on a problem with my laptop. Had to download and apply a bunch of lengthy updates. We'll see if it fixes the problem.

DH and I were going to take a trip up north around Lake Superior but today dawned rather cool and overcast. We got some big storms yesterday when it was only predicted for a 30 percent chance of rain so we didn't want to risk a long drive for potentially lousy outside weather. And that's about that.

Laura - my sister in Orland has loaded pepper plants so it's not the heat that's stunting them. Mine aren't doing that well either - we've had one deformed pepper so far we tossed. How was that cherry tomato? I think it almost might be too hot and dry even for the tomatoes by you.

Thanks for the prayers and good thoughts Annie and Mel - will take whatever help I can get ;)

Annie - sorry you didn't get any rain. Isn't that annoying? I saw some storms down around your area on the weather map and thought for sure you'd get a sprinkle or two. I'm surprised your lettuce is doing as well as it is under those conditions. Sounds like you are still having stomach issues. :( Have you tried yogurt/ ginger/ cheese and bananas ( - no health benefits, they just block you up :lol: ) Hope you feel better...

Mel - I saw the line of storms headed your way when they were still in Philly. Looked very ugly. Glad they got warnings out and they didn't flood you or leave you in the dark of night. Sounds like you need to have stand up meetings - no chairs - that insures the meetings go quickly. So annoying when they drag on and on and on. I think you need to operate the office like something my Mom told me about in regards to getting a senior discount from the city services - you have to line up really early outside the office and they only take the first 5 people in line and then they shut the door and hang up the gone fishing sign. :rofl: that will certainly cut back on the hassles you have to deal with. I am sorry to hear you are hanging out in the office - I'm sure you will get more than your share of troubles when they see "The Fixer" is on duty. Just be mindful of your stress and health.

It must be approaching hummingbird swarm season here even tho it's early in the season. They are getting VERY aggresive and spend more time and energy chasing each other off than they do getting energy from the food. Each bird guards a specific feeder - we have 4 - and as soon as one comes into another's territory they chitter and squawk and go dive bombing each other. Sometimes they fight with their long beaks and you can catch the clicking - sounds like a sword fight.

Well I have spent all day on the computer. Need to go get something useful done. Including deciding which Friday Fish Fry DH will be treating me to. ;)

Happy Weekend Chicks.

annie175
07-27-2012, 05:05 PM
Hey HAPPY.....we did get some rain..about 15 minutes of a good downpour with lightening. However when I went out afterwords...I didn't even get my feet muddy in the garden....the good news....one yellow zucchini, two yellow tomatos and two red tomatos. My lettuce will need harvested again tomorrow. YEAH! I LOVE variety in a job, sounds like you will have that when you get the new position....I feel ood about it and know you are just one step away from WORKING!....lol Goodbye retirement. haha.... You may have to give up organic if you want any produce. The price of groceries and the stinkin weather requires you to intervene in the bug/worm issue. I use Sevin when necessary...so far I only had to use in one time about a month ago, I do not feel bad about it. I mean really it is either me or the bugs...I am more important as you are....take care of your plants and produce.

LAURA...Portage is quite north from me...like a lot northern Indiana...I was hoping at least Lafayette, cause I was thinking a road trip to meet you in person tomorrow. Drats.

Going to Whiskey Business to meet friends that fly in for the Brickyard 400 Nascar race. Only see them once a year at this time. I cannot wait to introduce them to my fiance' Mr. Curtis. He is taking a nap right now so we can stay out till at least 8:30 lol. God love him.

Best get myself ready to go...Curtis is ready all but getting dressed. Hope his hap refreshes him.

Love and hugs

annie175
07-27-2012, 05:07 PM
HAPPY...I feel *good* about it! Hope his *nap* refreshes him.

Shad
07-27-2012, 05:33 PM
Home :dance: :dance: :dance:

Morning all,
Not going to try to catch up on all the personals. I'll be here all day and there is a lot to do. The fridge is empty, the pantry not much better. Garden is weedy, not much lawn left. But I have time now, just got to try to find the energy.

Happy hope they chose you for the job. Sounds like an easy fit for you.

Mel - your card arrived during the week. Will take it down with me next week.

Okay, time to write out the weeks menu and get myself washed and dressed and ready for the shopping.

MELODY525
07-28-2012, 07:25 AM
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HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!



THE BOSS WALKED OUT THE DOOR YESTERDAY AT 4 PM.
BY 6:30 WE HAD THE FIRE DEPT HERE.
SOMEONE'S DINNER ACTUALLY WENT ON FIRE IN THE OVEN:flame:
THEN AT MIDNIGHT A SENIOR ENDED UP IN THE HOSPITAL.
ALSO....THE PERSON GIVEN THE EMERGENCY BEEPER DID NOT ANSWER HIS PHONE.
HE SAYS HE'S ON VACATION TILL TODAY:faint:
HOPE THIS NOT AN OMEN OF THE 10 DAYS TO COME:rofl:

I OF COURSE AM COOL, CALM & COLLECTED.
I'VE MADE UP MY MIND TO JUST CALL THE SENIOR DIRECTOR IF THERE IS A PROBLEM.
END OF STORY.....AND MY PATIENCE.
THEY CAN DANCE TO HIS TUNE FOR A CHANGE.

JEN IS GOOD. THE KIDS ARE GOOD.
RICHIE IS DYING OF THE HEAT.
I AM FINE AND LOOKING FORWARD TO A COOLER WEEK.
LOTS OF RAIN WITH TEMPS N THE UPPER 80'S.
BETTER THINK OF THINGS TO DO INDOORS.
MY MAINT MAN DELIVERED 4 BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY.
LOTS OF TIME TO READ.:book2:





ANNIE....I PROMISE NOT TO WORK MY ARSE OFF WHILE YOU ARE LOSING YOURS IN THE LOO:hug:
I DON'T WANT TO GET YOU STRESSED OUT....IT'S NOT GOOD FOR THE BOWELS! :rofl:
HOPE TODAY YOU WILL BE FEELING MUCH BETTER :getwell:





LAURA....THE SMALLER PASS SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA.
GLAD YOU GOT IT. HAPPY SPINNING.
I WON'T OVER DO IT IF YOU WONT!!
I DON'T WANT YOU GETTING DIZZY IN THE SPINNER:dizzy:
HOPE THE TRIP TO SEE THE :bb: IS GOOD.





HAPPY....WE COULD DO SOME DAMAGE AT THAT Pierogi Fest:hun:
BUT LIKE YOU I WOULD ONLY SUFFER LATER ON :lol3:
THE HUMMING BIRD STORY WAS CUTE. DUELING SWORDS!!
I CAN JUST SEE IT NOW.
YOU SHOULD WRITE A NATURE BOOK!
ALL ABOUT A CITY WOMAN MOVING TO THE COUNTRY.
THESE STORMS ARE FIERCE & FAST.
BARELY TIME TO GET INDOORS BEFORE THE LIGHTNING STRIKES.
BUT BEING ON THE CLIFFS WE GET EARLY WARNINGS.
THEN WE TUCK EVERYTHING INDOORS.
GLAD THE LAPTOP GOT DONE AND YOU GET DINNER AS A TREAT!:D





SHAD....SO GLAD YOU'RE HOME :hug: :hug:
HOPE YOU CAN UNWIND AND THEN REST UP.
WHEN DO YOU LEAVE TO SEE SOPHIA:bb:????
I PRINTED OUT SOP[HIA'S PICTURES.
THEN I MADE A LITTLE BOOK.
WHEN I HANDED IT TO JEN SHE WAS SMILING AND LAUGHING.
SHE SAID THESE PICS LOOK LIKE ME!!!
LONG LEGS, DARK HAIR AND LONG FINGERS.
NOW WE WONDER WHERE THOSE PICS ARE:?:
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND:beach:

annie175
07-28-2012, 07:42 AM
Happy Saturday and Happy Birthday to my Momma, I am sure she is having the perfect, heavenly time celebrating!

SHADLET...glad you made it home safe. Let me know when you get my box of goodies.

MELLIE....sounds like you have a great attitude about the place this time. Yep just do some delegating and get the H out of it. Only been to the toitie twice this morning so far, well it is only 7:30 am, but better than yesterday.

We actually got almost an inch of rain at my house last evening. You could hear the lawn slurping it up and saying amen. We are now only down 11 inches of rain..no real relief in site.

In the past two days we have had two separate police shootings. Crazy men with assault rifles. Both situations the suspects were shot and killed. The first incident two cops were injured, hospitalized, surgery and their K9 dogging was killed. The second incident 3 officers shot, injured, and their K9 doggie was injured. I feel for the dogs more. Both incidents were not in the Indpls area. Two separate towns, however both east of here about 30 miles.

Brickyard 400 race is this weekend. That is Nascar for those of you that do not recognize the race. The town is crazy with fans. They have banned pit fires and charcoal grills in the parking lots (most of the are grass). Imagine drunk race fans not throwing their cig b*utts on the ground. Right...I am sure there will be some fire excitement.

Had some crazy dreams last night when I did sleep. Was on a party bus with family and friends, but forgot my purse on the bus and was having the dangest time trying to get it back. I woke up with relief that it was just a dream. Then another dream was was trying to help my momma and grandmomma pack to move. How strange as both are in heaven, wonder where they are moving to. lol

Guess I best get my bunz in gear. Got errands to do, house to clean, and garden to tend to.

Hi and have a great weekend all.

Loves and Hugs

ceejay52
07-28-2012, 08:13 AM
morning
I've been missing in action but I've bee sick. Headache started on Saturday and progressively worsened that by Wednesday the ambulance and took me to the E. R. I do not want another headache like this again. I may take another few day off. On the bright side, I've lost 10 pounds.

MELODY525
07-28-2012, 11:22 AM
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CEEJAY :getwell: I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE HEADACHE!
EVEN SORRIER YOU HAD TO GO TO THE ER!!:faint:
HOPE YOU JUST REST AND TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF.
DID YOU CALL IN SICK OR ARE YOU OFF THIS WEEKEND?
SENDING A BIG HUG YOUR WAY:hug:




ANNIE.....I AM STARTING TO THINK OF YOU WHEN I AM IN THE LOO.
NOT SURE THAT'S A GOOD THING OR NOT. ROFLMYAZZOFF!!!
AT LEAST WE CAN LAUGH ABOUT IT.
WEIRD DREAMS....
MAYBE MOMMA & GRANDMA ARE "MOVING" CLOSER TO YOU.
THEY KNOW THEIR BABY GIRL NEEDS A HUG NOW & THEN.
ALSO ...HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM :hb: :gift:
LET US HOPE THE RACE FANS ARE CAREFUL WITH THE CIGARETTES.
AND VIOLENCE IS SO WIDESPREAD THAT IT SCARES ME. JEN TOO.
WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT IT THE OTHER DAY. :yikes:
HAPPY WEEKEND.

happy2bme
07-28-2012, 01:34 PM
Afternoon kids,

Got up this morning to a totally hosed PC. Thought I had a virus. Called Dell and they did some more stuff to my system. Antivirus still not working, almost paid them big bucks to go in and remove it and then decided to do some research. I think my Antivirus is the problem, not a virus itself. I will try another provider since my subscription is due to expire. But that's how I spent the last 3 hours of an otherwise cool and gorgeous morning. :dizzy:

DH was also having problems. Thought I gave him a virus but he just coincidentally had hardware issues instead.

I am mad - have had grape tomatoes out of my garden but every big tomatoe - 5 so far has been infested with teeny tomato worms that burrow holes into the tomatoes. We are agressively spraying. They start up when the tomatoes are green and I have loads out there. I also picked some wild blackberries from the bushes at the edge of our mowed property - there are more bushes in the thicket but I'm not risking getting scratched, ticks or running into some large furry critter back there :yikes: Had a bowl of those berries with some of the blueberries and raspberries from the farm pickings we did. Oh super yummo!!!!!

I wanted a fish fry yesterday - we go out to dinner about once a week and usually we do fish fries. We were going to go to one place in town but the Lumberjack National Championships are in town this weekend - yes they come from all over the world - I hear the Australians are a force to be reckoned with.

Need to pause a minute and take care of something. I'll be back in a bit to finish my post.

happy2bme
07-28-2012, 04:04 PM
ok, back for a minute. What a busted up day. :(

DH got a bill from the health insurance. Good bye savings :( :( In order to manage the premium costs we chose the mid level deductible. He had lots of doctor's appointments with this afib heart thing so in comes the bills and the first part of course all to the deductible. He looked at the bill and said "why do we have insurance". But at least that is done for him. He better go back to the doc alot between now and the end of the year to get our money's worth. :dizzy: :^: Anyway that puts the kabosh on spending some dollars for touristy things like renting a pontoon boat to spend the day on one of the lakes. :( And he didn't notice that his PC went out of warranty so it will cost $345 to get his laptop monitor fixed. :( :( Guess I'd better get a job...

Mel - loved the teddy bear and flowers today. ♥ :hug: Those seniors sure keep you hopping. Firebugs they are, I tell you. Good thing they are not in the drought land. Hope you can manage things for the next few days. Good plan to send the fires to the bosses.

Ceejay - sorry to hear about the headache. Sounds like a whopper. Hope you are doing better. What brought that on????

Annie - I hope those NASCAR people don't burn up the field with their ciggies. Hard to get them to understand what a danger that can be and why it's important to be mindful. As crazy as your dreams were at least that means you were sleeping and glad to hear that was happening for you.

Shad - welcome home. Hope you have a good weekend, I'm sure you'll be busy.

Hi's to the rest of the Worldies - I'm late, gotta get on with stuff.

diyana
07-28-2012, 05:00 PM
Sorry I've been away so much. Can't post at work. Can't post much using my phone. And I've been so freakin' busy at home with DMIL's b'day celebrations (which started Thursday evening with cards, presents and cake), then Fish Fry last night, then one County fair today and another one tomorrow.

It's been lots of fun though. :) I've got to run a bunch of errands so I'd better get outta here soon.

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Happy - I'm so sorry to hear about all the medical bills, computer repairs, etc. I totally understand about the deductible junk. We finally met DH's deductible at my old job, then I left and we went to DH's insurance...and the insurance doesn't pay a dang thing until we meet our deductible, which we (hopefully won't cuz it's $2,000 for each of us). Then, on Sept 1, I start getting insurance at my new job and at least the deductible will only be $300 each.

I hope y'all are enjoying the weekend.

Gotta run for now.

Much love,

Shad
07-28-2012, 06:27 PM
Morning all,
Beautiful day out there and I will get this done and get out into it. Lots to do out there and I will have to resort to poison in a couple of areas to get rid of some particularly nasty weeds - several of which I never had before the floods hit us 18 months ago. These same weeds are becoming epidemic in the area. Unless everyone hits them with stuff (and not everyone will) then we will never be rid of them.

Annie - your parcel arrived. I found it yesterday. Thank you so much. It must have arrived Friday and DS2 didn't get around to telling me about it. I will take it down with me next Sunday. Let you know the reaction. Oh and while I think about it, better pm me your email address since the one I used a while back came back to me.
Your garden sounds great. The rain will make it sit up and take notice again and you will be picking more lettuce! :lol:
I hate it when I have dreams about losing my wallet or keys. It always seems so real.

Ceejay - hope that headache has completely gone by now. Have they done tests and figured out what caused it??

Mel - hope you stick with the idea of delegation. Sounds like you will have your work cut out for you.

Happy - I sometimes have problems with my virus protector. It's set at a very high level and gets grumpy with me if I loosen the parameters at all. But at least it works, however it does stop a few things from working properly which totally hacks me off. Then again, I am using Norton and it fights with the one that Windows 7 has installed, so I should expect bugs from time to time and it is better that I have two things looking out for me and occasionally causing problems than have a full scale crash. Facebook is good at virus' which is why I don't play any of the games or give permission for any other program to use my facebook information. And now the tv is talking about a cyber terror attack. Oh goody. :nono:

Michelle - hope you are enjoying that new job. It seems to be keeping you busy. House and garden also keeps me busy and now I am home DS2 will be at me to help with the painting of his rental house which was vacated a couple of weeks ago. He has some renovations to do before it can be re-rented.
Hope you enjoyed DMIL birthday celebrations. Precious memories. As for the decluttering, I have 4 of those plastic storage containers on wheels with lids. They are labelled Keep, Discard, Maybe, Charity. I thow things into them and put the lid on. The place is decluttered and I have to deal with the storage bins. I usually begin with the discard and charity ones. Gets rid of two loads at one time. Then I work my way through the other two.

Anyway, this is not getting my work out there done. I need to turn off the tv and stop thinking about the whinging olympics (swimmers not doing too well - although the relay girls won gold) which already is only about winning and sponsorship and not about endeavour or sport. Dear God tears already from one of the women competing in swimming.
Some have been sent home for fighting, some for drugs, some for bad behaviour. Spoilt, pampered children who do little for so much. Okay, off the :soap: and out in the sun. See ya

MELODY525
07-29-2012, 06:36 AM
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MORNING CHICKS.
DARK & RAINY HERE. WILL WE EVER HAVE A DRY SUMMER THIS YEAR?
I FEEL LIKE I'M RIDING AROUND IN THE AMAZON JUNGLEhttps://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTgqpHjJopxAQoCj7_bgPMbF9uDTnthr li_kumAAJsilfRvidU59A
NOT MUCH NEW. QUIETER NIGHT. NO ALARMS.
SLEPT LIKE A MUMMY. A/C ON HIGH & ALL WRAPPED UP IN A BLANKIE.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:



EDIT: OOPS.....FORGOT PERSONALS.................




HAPPY....I AM ON A TEDDY BEAR JPEG KICK RIGHT NOW. LOL
I AM VERY SORRY INDEED TO HEAR ABOUT THE MEDICAL BILLS.
PRICES IN HEALTH CARE ARE JUST RIDICULOUS.
WISH I HAD SOMETHING SOOTHING TO SAY.
SENDING YOU BOTH A HUG ANYWAY :hug:
LUMBER JACKS YOU SAY? :love: :belly:
I'LL BE RIGHT THERE!!
TOO BAD ABOUT THE TOMATOES.
I HAVE READ ALL AROUND THE NET WHERE PEOPLE IN ALMOST EVERY STATE
ARE HAVING BUG PROBLEMS. VERY SAD AFTER ALL THE WAITING.
GLAD YOU FOUND THE PC PROBLEM AND DH TOO.
IT WAS EASIER FOR ME TO PAY THE BIG BUCKS TO GET MINE FIXED.:rofl:






SHAD.......WHEN ARE YOU LEAVING TO SEE SOPHIA???
I AGREE ON THE OLYMPICS. LOTS OF DRAMA THIS YEAR.
BUNCH OF BRATS. :nono:
I HAVE YOU SITTING ON MY SHOULDER.....WITH YOUR VOICE IN MY EAR.
I WON'T BE MAKING ANY SACRIFICES THIS TIME WITH HEALTH ISSUES.
IT ONLY TOOK ME ALL THESE MANY YEARS WE'VE BEEN FRIENDS TO LEARN BUT I HAVE:hug:
I SEE YOU TOLD ANNIE YOU'RE LEAVING NEXT SUNDAY, WANNA CHAT BEFORE YOU GO?? OR WHEN YOU COME HOME???





MICHELLE......HAVING FUN & GETTING OUT IN BETWEEN WORKING IS A GOOD THING.
ENJOY THE DOWN TIME AND WE'LL SEE YOU WHEN YOU GET A MO' TO SAY HELLO.

diyana
07-29-2012, 08:27 AM
Good morning ladies -

I've got some quiet time before DH and DMIL wake up, though I'll be waking them up shortly so we can get an early start to the fair to see the animals in the cool of the morning. We won't stay the whole day there...just long enough to see the animals, take a look at the crafts and photographs submitted, and maybe before we leave the grilled corn on the cob booth will be open so DH can have some.

I'm supposed to meet with a friend/website client this afternoon...but I'm just not wanting to. So I may call and cancel. I've got laundry to get done, and I just kinda want some down time.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention....a few of my new co-workers on the IT Department side are using My Fitness Pal to track food and exercise...so we're supporting each other in our efforts. It's nice to have some workplace support too, since I can't post to you chicks from my work. The people I work with in Marketing are skinny, young and beautiful. Dang It! :tantrum: :rofl:

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Mel - Good for you for deciding to call the senior director. Let these be his/her headaches rather than yours.

Ceejay - Speaking of headaches...yikes! You've had a doozy. I hope you're doing better today. I used to get migraines that would last a week...and I'd get really nauseous from them. One tip with headaches...you may already know this...but I've found that if I take something (like an Excedrin or two) when it's first coming on, I can nip it in the bud. Hang in there, my friend.

Shad - Thanks for the excellent tip on the 4 bins. That's a great idea. You've inspired me to do a little decluttering after we get home from the fair.

Laura - Good for you for registering for spinning and group fitness classes. I'm planning/hoping to get back to the gym this week. I hope you have fun today at bf's friend's celebration!

Happy - The job you interviewed for sounds really interesting. Variety is very good. And it sounds like you'll get along with at least those two women. :) Best of luck to you. :crossed:

Annie - I hope those Brickyard folks don't burn down the state with their ciggie butts, and that you enjoyed meeting up with your friends who were in town.

Ellen - Are you and the family enjoying the weekend? I hope so. :)

Well, I'd better go wake everyone up.

Much love,