South Beach Diet - Weekend on the Beach - July 28 & 29

07-28-2012, 08:07 AM
Finally it's Saturday and the end of an incredibly long and busy week. I am off to the Fair Office shortly with my big beef stew and then will be home for a wee bit before Jazz and I do a pet therapy session at the nursing home. This will be the last visit until September as August is my HOLIDAY month! :carrot:

This afternoon, during the Fair Parade, we will be serving ice cream sundaes at the Town Hall. I hope that will wind up by 4 when I can come home to do laundry and pack because tomorrow I go on vacation.

(Did I mention I am going on vacation?) :carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:

07-28-2012, 08:14 AM
Ahhhh, I am SO jealous Ruth, do you think I could fit in your suitcase?!? Safe travels, and hope we get to hear lots of commentary on your time off.

Surgery went well on the pup, and we were both exhausted last night. Now, I just hope it buys her some quality time. Today I have to work (AGAIN?!? Seriously?!), which is packed. I'm not sure what after that, I'm hoping to not do a whole lot.

Guess I should get supper in the crock pot and get moving....gotta get moving....

07-28-2012, 09:01 AM
good morning,

Ruth: Sounds like a busy day. Enjoy your holiday.
Twynn: Can you put dinner up for me too?

This morning is our monthly breakfast at the apartment complex. I'm a bit afraid of going as there will be nothing on plan except the coffee. It's not something I want to skip as I enjoy the social. I will be eating my breakfast just before I go.

07-28-2012, 10:19 AM
Good morning Beachy friends :coffee2: I slept in until 6:30 (went to bed at midnight but that's another story). I'm looking forward to visiting my parents, I always reset my sleep patterns when I'm there.

Ruth - A whole month of vacation is perfect! I know you will enjoy every moment.

Twynn - hoping that you and Reese get lots more special time together. What's going into the crockpot today? I'm inventing a black bean, quinoa thing for tomorrow's dinner.

MoonChild- I love your name. I have a shoulder tattoo - a moon with a woman's symbol hanging off the bottom point :)
Very smart planning for your morning. It's so much easier to go to those things already fed.

Just one job today and only 3 hours! I'm off to catch-up with a friend I haven't seen for a few weeks, a visit to the serious Farmer's Market (lots of small local ones but this is an amazing market), then home to work. I have so much to get done around here! My vacation week starts next Friday afternoon. We have a girls' camping weekend planned (no cooking, bring your favorite beverage, camp fires and relaxing) then I have one day at home before I head to NY to spend a few days with my parents. I'm sure there will be the usual thrift store shopping and other adventures. I am so glad my mother has taken time to figure out my food choices and really respects them. I often am able to get really focused when I am there because she doesn't keep of plan foods I'm interested in around the house!

Time to get moving on the chore list before heading out.

07-28-2012, 12:47 PM
Morning all :)

Ruth - enjoy the fair parade
Twynn - glad surgery went well on the puppy!
Moonshild - good plan!
Cyndi - I hope you can relax in all the busy!

Today I am hitting the gym and cooking up a storm. The Olympics is motivating a lot of people in the neighborhood! DW even went out for a 12 mi bike ride this morning...

Hopefully we'll get some sun tomorrow so I can spend some time at the pool after the gym :)

07-28-2012, 07:15 PM
Hi Everyone!

Mom and I traveled back over the hill very early this morning and I headed right to work. I'm going to turn on the olympics a and see how the rest of the evening pans out.

07-28-2012, 07:57 PM
I'm on holidays as soon as I dry the current load of clothes and run the dishwasher!

07-28-2012, 10:30 PM
Good evening and greetings from Blue Ridge, VA. enjoying quality time with my family. Tomorrow we are off to Kentucky. Tomorrow will be a P1 day, oh boy did I eat poorly today!

07-29-2012, 03:28 AM
sleep alludes me when I nap, yet I continue to do so! Why do I punish myself?? LOL

I hope everyone has a fabulous Sunday. I am off to try to catch a few ZZZzzzs before my big day of the gym, a Target run and the pool call to me...

07-29-2012, 06:29 AM
Jenne, I hope you finally drifted off and are sleeping soundly right now!

I'm up way too early this morning, but I woke at 4am, wide awake with anticipation of today. :) I have a load of laundry to do, then finish packing and loading up the car before I head off to the hotel at the airport to wait for Ruth's plane to arrive. We'll spend tonight at the hotel, then tomorrow my DD and granddaughter will join us and we'll be off for a blissful week of sun, fun, and relaxation at the shore. :)

07-29-2012, 07:20 AM
Good morning. I guess it's time to pack my suitcase, freeze the smelly garbage and gear up (or is it down?) for the Beach.

Busy day again yesterday with Fair stuff, pet therapy and the ice cream extravaganza at the Mill followed by supper with some friends at the Fair! (I confess that I had some ribs but turned down fries. The only veggie option at the whole Fair is cole slaw or sauerkraut! I went for the kraut because the slaw is full of sugar. I confess that I also had a beer - the first since last summer - but it just seemed right.)

So - last minute stuff - like packing - and then off to Ottawa, dropping the pooches at 4PawsInn on the way. I am so glad they love it there so I need not feel guilty. I'm really looking forward to the next week of complete relaxation and expect to come back all bright eyed and bushy tailed, whatever that means. (Actually it refers to a healthy fox so maybe I'll be foxy! :rofl:)

Have a great week and try to stay OP - I have a sneaking feeling I'll be off but will try to keep it in check.

07-29-2012, 07:27 AM
Good morning :coffee2:

Cottage & Ruth - I know you two will have a wonderful week at the shore. Spot some interesting birds for me please :) Will be thinking of you both enjoying the sun, surf, and seafood.

Off to work the video store shift. It will be the last one for two weeks now that I'm gearing back. I'm counting down to the weekend and girls camping trip, but first the work week.

07-29-2012, 07:59 AM
Cyndi, I'll try to remember to take pictures of any interesting birds to send to you if I can figure out how to get them on FB.

Ruth, I like to think that Disney and Jazz are looking forward to spending a week at the pooch resort making new friends and having a grand time. Have a safe drive up to Ottawa, and see you soon!

07-29-2012, 08:14 AM
I'm up but not really awake. I tossed and turned all night.

DD is supposed to be home today. For this whole week I've worried that he's not going to put her on the plane.

I hope everyone is enjoying their week end.

07-29-2012, 08:25 AM
Good morning chicks!

Ruth and Cottage - hope you ladies have a great time, and that we get a few reports (not TOO much food porn though!) on the great time you're having.

Jenn- hope you're sleeping in!

MoonChild - I'm sure he'll get her on the plane safely :D, but I completely understand!!

Cyndi - I LOVE your camping trip idea, which I could find a group of ladies to do that with!

Off to church this am, then ???. I'm trying not to have plans this weekend, I'm a bit brain numbed.

It looks lovely out, after a couple of stormy (but needed) days. Hope everyone enjoys!

07-29-2012, 09:53 AM
just a quick hello to wish everyone a great day. a traveling chicks, have a safe journey. Cannot wait to get back in the car for another 8 hours of driving. At least today I am the co-pilot so I can enjoy the scenery.

07-29-2012, 10:06 AM
Good morning,

Cottage and Ruth enjoy your vacation. I am trying to plan out a weekend trip for Labor day and I am thinking we might go to NYC for Thanksgiving this year.

Twynn glad to hear that surrey went well

Cyndi sounds like you have the day planned

Jenne I am hoping the spirit of the Olympics will motivate me as well

Moon child fingers crossed everything goes well

Jekel where are you traveling too? Just re read and you are going to Kentucky enjoy

Debbie are you working today? How is Kirk doing?

Today is church and then the pool. I got all the cleaning done while the adjuster was here looks like we are getting a new roof and something other things done that I didn't even notice until he pointed out.

Have a great Sunday everyone

07-29-2012, 10:21 PM
DD is home safe and sound or as sound as a pre teen can be.

I did stay on plan except for the choc donut I had on the way to the airport. Unfortunately I ended up having a late dinner. Time to get ready for bed.