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happy2bme
09-01-2012, 10:14 AM
Ayyyyy, you ask for it, you got it Sistahs. ;)

Rolling out of a not too bad August into Sassy September for the Wordlie Chickee Babes. Thanks for the title suggestion Annie - I was thinking of incorporating Sassy into the title and yours is great.

Sassy the puppy is ADORABLE. Love the pictures. She looks so soft and cuddly. Her face looks like a mix - are you sure she's all Chihuahua? Glad she's a sweet girl.

Ok, let me set up the links and finish housekeeping for the new thread rollover.


happy2bme
09-01-2012, 11:50 AM
Alrighty, back again.

Last night we went out for a fish fry. Except that mine was broiled :lol: We were going to go out to one of the lakes and try and capture a picture of the "blue" moon except that I guess the butter on the fish was a bit rich for me. I really need to get in the habit of eating yogurt on a regular basis to easy up the queasy tummy issues. Not that I don't have at least 6 cartons sitting in the refrigerator waiting on me. DH is about to go off to the cousin's house who offered us a good pile of split wood that he can't fit into his storage shed. Will make for many a nice fire in the pit outside. We still have warm days but the nights are getting cool again so a fire will be nice. I also noticed that the trees give off alot of moisture at night - just like camping in the woods so about an hour after sunset things like the chair frame and seats start to get rather damp. Makes the fire all the more cozy. Anyway DH got a snap or two but wound up getting to the lake later than planned because he had to drop me back at home. He said the pictures will come out better if there is still a bit of dusk light in the sky rather than total blackness so we might try again tonight.

My Mom might be scheduled for her heart shock test the end of this week, depends on how her blood tested yesterday. He regular doc is eager to get this on with - apparently there is a heart valve that thickens up with the atrial fibrilation, if it gets too thick the heart shock (to get the heart beating back into a regular rhythm) will be ineffective so he is anxious to get this done. It's just that her numbers (for the degree of coagulation in the blood) need to be in a steady range and they have been erratic all along. Hard to decide what is the right thing to do because it's a bit of damned if you do, damned if you don't. :shrug: DH too is starting to get a bit antsy with his treatment. His numbers have been very much in range with the coumadin meds and he goes every other week for blood testing. Thanks to the new medical plan in retirement, we not only pay a high price for health insurance, but also foot a much larger piece of the cost of treatment. So these frequent blood tests mean we only get to buy groceries 3 weeks out of 4 in the month :rollleyes: Anyway he is eager to get to the next step as this going to the doctor ever week it seems is getting old. My Mom is tired of the trips too because unlike DH who can pop in the car, Mom needs to bum a ride from someone as it's too hot and difficult for her to take the bus any more. I was hoping to go spend some time with her after the procedure but I'm sure that's exactly how the timing came together and I was offered a job :rolleyes:

Not much else going on. It's quiet and sunny. I need to finish my data entry and want to organize the freezer and make a meal plan to use up some of the stuff that's been in the freezer for a while. Since I'll be right in town tomorrow, I guess I'll just pop over to the grocery store after I get out of the shop.

I'll come back later for more personals.

annie175
09-01-2012, 02:57 PM
Happy...thanks for starting the new thread and using my suggestion for the title....miss Sassy is sleeping in my lazyboy chair at the moment. She has SO FAR been very good. She has pottied outside everytime. Hope she catches on and tells me when instead of me taking her out ever 30-45 minutes. That is how I trained my last two dogs and it worked out well. Hope she is just as smart.

Sassy has already reminded me of Hella B. I rolled a ball to her and she rolled it back with her nose/mouth. Several times...just like Hella B. Made my eyes water.

Sissy, Ainsley and I went shopping today...Lil Man is sick with a cold AGAIN. He is cutting about 4 more teeth. He was in a pretty good mood but still yet a lil crancky. God love him. Anyway, got hair supplies at the outlet for cosmetologist (Sissy). Then went to Walmart and got grocerices and what not.

Fixing ranch burgers on the grill even if it is raining like Isaac. Tatos in the oven. Salad with fresh garden fixings.

A little jealous.....Chris's parents are keeping Ainsley and lil man over night tonight. First time. Not bad for 11 months and I have been the only sitter. Guess they decided I needed a break...Really??? let me decide the break!

Gotta get the dishwasher unloaded and dinner started...have a marvy evening and morning.

Love and Hugs....


Shad
09-01-2012, 05:35 PM
Guess I have lost all track of time because I really thought today was the last day of August. Now I have to catch up a couple of days. Lucky I found out now though because tomorrow I have to get dressed up and go to an expensive dentist to talk about fitting an implant. Ouch on my bank balance. This tooth will likely cost around $7K allthough there is likely to be two teeth on the one implant since the rotten tooths neighbour is also on the way out. Ah well better make the most of today.

Shortly I will go out and dig over the rest of the vege garden and plant some carrots, beetroot and sweet corn and some more lettuce. The last lot have grown nicely and yesterday I went and sprayed them with liquid fertiliser. They should probably leap out of the ground today :rofl: and the whole thing needs to watered and mulched. Then it willbe back to the hole in the ground in the front garden and get on with that although I don't see a lot happening there today because the DS2 has taken most of the power tools around to the rental house and I don't fancy trying to make a saw cut with a hand saw on a 10x2 inch solid sleeper or rather 3 of them and and some with more than one cut. I could of course always go round there and steal the circular saw. Or buy another one.

Annie - sorry if you got upset with my crack about Sassy not being a dog. In my mind unless they are over 30kilos and stand over knee high, they are not a dog and unfortunately some breeders seem to take their responsibilities to the dog very lightly and the breed is not known over here for its temperament. Enjoy the dog. Probably rolls the ball around with her nose because she can't fit it in her mouth.

Happy - thanks for setting up the thread. I guess I should get back to work if I am forgetting the time and the day. Or maybe I am getting into the wind down mode after that last contract. Sure took me long enough. Glad to hear that you have a part time job. The symptoms you are having with butter issues sound remarkably similar to those that I had when going through menopause. Listen to the gut, substitute natural yoghurt or creme fraiche for cream and oil for butter (except on toast when butter is the only thing that will do)

Since the day is getting on, better get on with it. Back later.

MELODY525
09-02-2012, 06:38 AM
THANKS HAPPY FOR GETTING US OUT OF AUGUST!!
I DIDN'T WANT TO BE LEFT BEHIND!!
I HAVEN'T READ ANY POSTS YET AND WON'T BE ON FOR ANOTHER DAY OR TWO.
EYES ARE IMPROVING VERY QUICKLY BUT STILL PAINFUL WITH LIGHTS..
HAPPY WEEKEND:beach:

ceejay52
09-02-2012, 08:43 AM
Thunder boomers kept me awake till around 2.15 this morning. We got some much needed rain also. They had us under a flash flood warning and I'm sure some there was street flooding. My lawn looked green this morning for this first time in a while.

Happy
Thanks for setting up the new thread.

Hello's to every one else. Have a safe holiday.

happy2bme
09-02-2012, 09:06 AM
Good morning ladies,

Have I mentioned that I HATE THE ADS on this site. The interactive ads that are just waiting for you to hover over them interfere with typing a post. And I have proved it out so I know that's the case. I understand since this site is free they need to generate revenue and I'm ok with it but some of the ads are really annoying. :mad:

Yesterday we went out for Chinese food for dinner. :T Then we went over to the lake area where DH took pictures the other night. We were out on a small boat dock and waited and waited and waited. The moon was coming up behind a large plot of trees. We could see it peeking out on the horizon and it was nice and big but by the time it cleared the tree line it was normal sized. I need to read the manual in regards to taking night shots as none of mine has come out thus far. The night before I went to bed at 3am :o and knew I had to get up early today so I tried that Zzzzzquil sleep aid stuff. Works great! I don't think I was up 5 minutes after my head hit the pillow. I got a good night's sleep and am now wondering how I'm going to make it standing on my feet for 8 hours straight today. Actually I'm not sure how long I will work today or if it's just a mini orientation kind of thing. I've got to go jump in the shower and get ready so sorry no personals for now. Will try to come back later and let you know how things went.

Hope y'all have a nice Sunday :D

annie175
09-02-2012, 10:06 AM
Shad, Shad, Shad.....no offense taken. Too funny but you are not alone in thinking she is not a dog...hahah. She gives me much happiness and full of character....AND Curtis wanted to name her Shadow..Shad for short...we both loved the name but felt it would be disrepectful to you. She truly is my shadow...follows me everywhere. Even if she is mellow, sweet and calm, at least the name Sassy fits her owner...lol....I truly do NOT sweat the small stuff....just worry about dumb things.

Happy....glad you liked the zzzz quil. I like it myself. We were too cloudy over Indy to even glimpse at the blue moon. Sassy and I layed out on the back patio watching the clouds hoping for a view. Nadda...next chance is 2015. Boooo since the world ends December 2012...lol.

CEEG....we got about 15 minutes of rain so far which was supposed to be 3 days of rain. It all came right when I was grilling out last night. Hopefully we will get some rain today...so far...not.

MELLIE...hope your eyes and whatever else needs to feel better, feel much better. Hope you got to see the pix of Miss Sassy....maybe I will repost.

Gotta get moving, it is already 10:30 and all I have done is unload the dishwasher. Curtis went back to bed cause he got up at 5, couldn't sleep any longer. Now he is snoring. Go figure!

Loves and hugs...

diyana
09-02-2012, 10:07 AM
Thanks, Happy, for starting the new thread. Congrats on the new part time job.

Annie - Miss Sassy is adorable.

Sorry ladies, I'm not up for writing personals. Let's just say I discovered some news late Thursday night that had me unable to work on Friday. I stayed in bed most of Friday and yesterday (except I did manage to get to my hair appointment). I'm going to try and declutter today...but let's just say that trying to mend a broken heart and having important and painful discussions to try and fix an injured marriage are hard work, and I'm fairly exhausted. Of course, crying does take a lot out of a person. I'll go into the details some day...there's fault and pain inflicted on both sides.

In the meantime, can I ask for your prayers for me and DH that we can make our marriage work?

Much love,

annie175
09-02-2012, 10:07 AM
Miss Sassy

annie175
09-02-2012, 10:09 AM
I love you Chelle, and am fighting for your peace of mind and heart...hugs sweet sister.

Shad
09-02-2012, 05:32 PM
Morning all,
Woke up this morning at 4.00am all fired up about where my wallet was. I couldn't remember seeing it yesterday. Of course it was sitting on the dining table all the time. Silly me.

Dentist today - expensive one - looking to see about implants - not really looking forward to that but it needs to be done. I suspect that half of my sinus problems are related to the fact that some of my teeth are not good.

Annie - I wouldn't have minded you using Shad's name. My fatchick name is after all the same name as the dog I used to have. His name was Shad O Clover. But Sassy would have had a lot to live up to with that name.

Mel - hope the eyes are getting better all the time. Maybe you will be back with us during the week. I think I should speak with you as well - just to ensure you are not doing things you ought not to do - so maybe later this week??

Ceejay - isn't it amazing how grass greens up so fast. Before you know it you will need to mow it again.

Happy - Hate all ads but understand the necessity for them. Just hope that the powers that be realise that any ad that interferes with what I am doing at the time is the product that will be banned from my shopping basket. So far most of them are being ignored. Have to admit that occasionally I will click on some outrageous claim or other just to satisfy my curiosity. Never bought anything tho' but got a laugh or two out of a couple of them.
Good luck with the job today.

Michelle - whatever is the problem in your life, ensure you do not close the door on something that you have loved up until now. Ensure you have all of the facts before making any decisions and then weigh up the information before coming to any momentous and possibly permanent decisions. Take the emotion out of the situation and deal only with facts. It makes decisions much easier. Life is fraught with strange happenings and not all of them are exactly what seems obvious now. I will keep you in my thoughts and if you need any help then let me know.

Anyway, better get on with the shower and the gathering of courage, not long to the dentist now. Thank heaven it is a fairly early appointment and I don't have all day to sit around thinking about it. See ya

Laura705
09-02-2012, 09:08 PM
Hi everyone. Just a quick pop-in.

Happy- thanks for setting up our new thread. Congrats on the new job. How did today go?? Love that hummingbird pic!

Annie - Sassy's adorable. :) I think it's the ears that make her look different than the typical chihauha.

Yesterday was circuit class & housecleaning. Late afternoon was a "taste of" festival in a suburb w a large Italian population. One booth has the best rice balls (Arancini). Yum.

Today was some more housecleaning & bf's mum came for dinner. We had grilled salmon & corn & Thai cukey salad. Yum. Just kicking back watching some tv right now.

Nothing planned for tomorrow 'cept for more cleaning & laundry.

MELODY525
09-03-2012, 07:01 AM
HAPPY......BANK O AMEICA, COCOA VIA & PETCO ARE THE ADS AN MY EYBOARD IS BRAND NEW....NOW DOING THE SAM THING....E RIGHT BACK...

OK I REFRESHED....YOU ARE SO RIGHT. WHAT A PAIN THIS IS GONNA BE.
IS IT THE CLOCK COUNTER ON THE BANK OF AMERICA AD???
GEEZ THE THINGS WE HAVE TO PUT UP FOR A FREE THREAD:rofl: :rofl:
I AM IN LOVE WITH YOUR PICTURE OF THE HUMMING BIRD.
I'LL SAVE IT AND MAKE A DESKTOP OUT OF IT LATER ON.
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS AND A PERFECT SHOT!! WOW!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THAT.
GOOD LUCK AND GOOD WISHES SENT OUT TO MOM FOR HER TEST.
HOW DID THE DH DO?? SAD THE COST OF TRYING TO KEEP HEALTHY THESE DAYS.:hug:
ALSO LOVE THE NEW AVATAR!! THAT WAS ANOTHER GREAT SHOT.



SHAD....LATER THIS WEEK SHOULD BE FINE. MY FRIDAY NIOGHT IS OPEN SO FAR.
THURSDAY I WILL BE GOING TO TJ'S FOOD SHOPPING AND WILL BE IN BED EARLY.
HOPE THE IMPLANTS DON'T COST AND ARM & A LEG!!
MY MOUTH HURTS JUST THINKING OF THE DENTIST:cry:




CEEJAY........SAORRY TO HEAR YOU GUYS DIDN'T GET THE RAIN.
BUT I AM GLAD THE FIERCENESS OF THE STORM HEADED IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION:hug:
OH, NEVERMIND....I SEE YOUR NEXT POST SAYS YOU DID GET THE MUCH NEEDE3D RAIN!
HOPE YOUR TOWN DIDN'T GET TOO FLOODED OUT.




LAURA....HOPE THE NEXT INSTRUCTOR IS BETTER THAN THIS LAST ONE.
ARE YOU SURE IT WASN'T SHAD WITH THE ACCENT???:rofl: :rofl:
YOU DINNER WITH THE BF'S MUM SOUNDED NICE.
HOPE YOUR ARM FEELS BETTER SOON. BEEN A LONG TIME FOR YOU:hug:



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ANNIE....OMG THE PICS OF SASSY ARE TOO ADORABLE.
JEN WILL FREAK WHEN SHE SEES THE NEW DOGGIE.
SOMEONE TO LOVE YOU IS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD.
GIVE HER A HUG FROM ME TOO:hug:





MICHELLE....I AM SENDING YOU AND DH HEALING THOUGHTS.
LET THE PAST STAY THE PAST AND MOVE FORWARD IF YOU CAN.
YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN THRU A LOT THIS YEAR AND BOTH OF YOU MUST BE EXHAUSTED.
BE GENTLE WITH EACH OTHER IF YOU CAN:hug:




ELLEN....HOPE YOU AND THAT FAM,ILY OF YOURS ARE DOING OK THIS HOLIDAY.
SUCH A BUSY BUNCH OF PEOPLE :dizzy:
TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF TOO WHILE RUNNING AROUND. :hug:




:cofdate: MORNING LITTLE SISTERS.
THIS WEEKEND OF ALL WEEKENDS HAS BEEN FRANTIC.
BY SATURDAY NOONTIME I HAD 5 MEDICAL ALARMS AND 2 SMOKE ALARMS
AND WITH A BROKEN FLOODING TOILET THROWN IN FOR GOOD MEASURE.
WATER WENT DOWN AS WELL AS NEXTDOOR.
THE WOMAN WAS NEW AND SNOTTY. GEE....JUST THE TYPE I LOVE.:faint:
THE COPS WERE EVEN LAUGHING THAT THEY MIGHT JUST AS WELL STAY HERE FOR THE DAY.
EYES ARE ALMOST BETTER AND SINUSES ARE ALMOST UNDER CONTROL.
BUT I AM REALLY FEELING THE STRESS ON THE CHEST THIS FALL.
THE SLIGHTEST SCENT AND I AM OFF AN PANTING......
WONDER WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN IF I SEE A GOOD LOOKING MAN?!?!?:belly:
i am TAKING NOTES FOR THE DR. WHEN HE COMES THIS MONTH.
I PUT THE NEAR FAINTING EPISODE ON THE LIST TOO.
WTF WAS THAT ALL ABOUT?? I BETTER BUY SOME CRAZY GLUE.
I'M FRASSING FALLING APART.
THE GOOD THING IS THAT THE DR HATES GIVING MEDS AS MUCH AS I HATE TAKING THEM.
HAVEN'T HAD EPISODES LIKE THESS IN A LONG TIME.
HAPPY AUTUMN MELLIE!!
THAT'S ABOUT IT. I AM PRAYING THIS DAY IS QUIET:cloud9:

PS: MY FRIEND WHO MADE THE SILLY COMMENT ABOUT HER & I RETIRING FEELS TERRIBLE.
SHE NEVER THOUGHT HER OFFICE WORKER WOULD REPEAT IT & USE IT.
I TOLD HER WORSE THINGS COULD HAPPEN & LET IT GO.THE WOMAN GOT HER DUE &
WENT HOME FRIDAY WITH HER TAIL BETWEEN HER LEGS.

MELODY525
09-03-2012, 07:39 AM
Happy....that Artist's Website Made Me Want To Go Out And Buy A Cabin And Put It Next Door To You!! I Love His Work. If I Were Rich...i Would Fill "my Cabin" Up With One Of Everything!!! Lol
I Was Looking At One With A Moose Calling His Mate And Thought I Saw A Puff Of Steam Coming Out Of His Mouth!!!

Laura705
09-03-2012, 08:05 AM
Happy Sunday/Monday all & Happy Labor Day. I didn't refresh or something last night (or maybe I can blame it on the ads, haha), but I missed a lot of posts.

Shad- I hope the dentist Appt wasn't too bad. 7k sounds very painful!! Good thing your wallet wasn't lost- you'll certainly need it. :halffull:

Mel- glad to hear your eyes are improving, but sorry to hear about the other stuff. And all the alarms sure didn't help!! :tantrum: Everything happens on the weekend!!! I sure hope today will be calm for you & you can rest up & recover.

Ceejay- of course you want & need the rain & so of course you get flooding. Mother nature is quite the jokester. Are you working today?

Michelle- I hope things are looking brighter after sleeping on things a couple days. Praying you and dh find your way through this problem and come out with a stronger marriage.

Hellos to the rest of you. :wave: Java, new month here- hope to see you pop in for a quick visit.

Nothing much to report after my late post yesterday. Gonna read the paper I didn't get a chance to read yesterday. And there's another one on the driveway today - a holiday freebie I guess. Off to brew some tea. :coffee2:

Laura705
09-03-2012, 08:21 AM
Mel- thanks for reminding me to check out Happy's artist link. But my tiny iPhone screen sure doesn't do her work any justice. Gonna have to go to the big monitor in the home office to get the full effect! Thanks for the link Happy!

ceejay52
09-03-2012, 08:41 AM
Morning

Laura
Yes, I'm at work. So far so good.

Mel
Bless you, you already have had a busy day. Glad you are feeling better.

Annie
The dog is really cute and looks playful.

Happy
How did your work day go?

Praying that the day is quiet. but their will be some that will forget and call.
thinking that the light office is open.

diyana
09-03-2012, 11:05 AM
Good morning ladies -

Thanks for all your love and support. DH and I are working on moving past the hurt. We had a nice evening yesterday at the races. It was very much like old times. Today, he's going to rest and try and get over a sinus infection before he has to fly to CA on Thursday. I'm going to attempt a bit of decluttering.

Hopefully, I'll get a chance to get back for personals later.

Much love to all of you,
Michelle

Hotcupojava
09-03-2012, 12:55 PM
The lurking, sneaky turtle crawled along, dragging her shell, and followed all you lovely ladies into September. Hello and how'dyou do? :coffee2:

happy2bme
09-03-2012, 01:01 PM
Good morning ladies,

I made it through the first day on the job and what a day it was. Outside of a 15 minute break while I ate my lunch (quickly) I was on my feet constantly from 10am to 6pm. Came home too tired to even eat. I thought of Annie running around at CVS after working all day and I don't know how you did it woman. :faint: The owners are super super nice people and they were very patient with me. It was an awful lot to learn at once because you do everything - greet customers, bag popcorn, restock shelves, run the cash register, clean up and a multitude of other things that get done to open for the day and shut down at night. To go from retirement and getting mush brain to hyper activity was quite a challenge. I am glad that I have some comfy shoes but at the end of the day my back and feet were looking forward to a nice soak in the tub :lol: I guess I did ok because the owner talked to me about working more hours than just the weekends and at the end of the day she gave me a key to the store. They have had the store for 4 years and I think it was mostly just those 2 doing it all and they are open 7 days a week so I think they are happy to get some help and a break. I was most nervous about the cash register. There are 3 different pricing structures and 3 different sizes plus 2 specialties so that makes 11 possible prices to try and get straight. I'm sure it will come with time. This is the last big weekend for the tourist type crowds so it should slow down alot after this. I can have all the popcorn, frozen yogurt or drinks that I want but I was happy with just water yesterday. Funny, after a bit you don't even notice the popcorn smell although when I came back from lunch I noticed the smell of fresh popped popcorn as soon as I walked in the door and last night sitting and talking to DH, I realized how I smelled of it. There are worse things to smell like :lol: I do like it even though it's strenuous and I will probably wind up working more than I thought I would. Don't think I'm up for full time though, I'd still like some days to myself but we'll see how it goes. I could have gone to bed at 9 last night but went to bed at 11 (which is early for me) and slept like the dead. Awoke at 6am today awake and ready to go if not a bit stiff. DH was laughing, said no more 3am nights for me anymore :lol:

Michelle - I'm sorry that you are DH are having some troubled times right now. I do hope you can work past whatever is causing the problem. Believe me, I understand - this coming from someone who was thinking this week that maybe we should be part time spouses as this full on 7 x 24 thing is a bit much ;) :lol: I'm glad to hear you had a nice day together. Take it one day at a time and keep the lines of communication open. And heaven knows, there are some things you will never both agree on - in that case one of the two of you has to learn to let it go. Wishing you well my friend :hug: Always there if you need to talk.

Ceejay - shame that you have to work on a holiday but I hope it's quiet for you. Looks like Isaac cracked the whip and gave you guys a taste of his tail with the storms and all.

Laura - yes you will have to look at the artwork on a full sized screen. I love her prints. I'm sure I'm going to have to be working the day of her next art showing so maybe that's a good thing. She does beautiful stuff. Hope you have a relaxing weekend with tea and the Sunday paper to browse over.

Shad - OMG those implants are so pricey!!!! I really should get 3 myself but I just can't really justify that sort of money. And one of the guys at my last job who got one said that once in, some foods like popcorn will be banned forever as I guess certain hard foods could break the tooth. So maybe they are the porcelain china of teeth :D :lol: Great advice you gave to Michelle - applies to any of us.

Mel - actually the ad I had the most trouble with was the one for the Republican candidate. If the mouse came anywhere near the ad, it would pop up with him talking. More annoying than the Garmin lady on the GPS :rofl: Shuddup already!!! I'm glad you liked the picture of the hummingbird. That was a lucky shot. Now my camera is out of focus and I have to read the manual to get it back again. Seems like everytime I try to take night shots, it gets hosed up. I'm glad the woman in the office learned her lesson about gossiping. Sorry it was at your expense but she was lucky she picked someone who didn't take it harder than you did. Holy Geez you've had a crazy busy weekend so far - hang in there - full moon is over with for now :lol:

Annie - hope you are enjoying the weekend with all your friends and family. Yes, if you named Sassy in honor of Shad's Shad then that would be big paws to fill as Shad was a special dog. I guess perhaps the mix of long and short hair parents softens the chihuahua look. Back in TN the nail salon owners had the cutest dog that was a mix of chihuahua and something else - sadly one day someone opened their gate and stole the dog. Bad people :rollpin: I think many of us associate little dogs to being high strung but I think they have bred a calmer demeanor in them.

Ellen - hope you are having a nice weekend with the family.

DH went in the back over an hour ago to take a nap and the longer I sit here, the sleepier I get. However I do need to go to the grocery store. Hopefully by now everyone has come and gone to do their holiday BBQ shopping and I hope the store is not crowded. So I guess I will get off the computer and get a move on here. Have a good day chicks.

happy2bme
09-03-2012, 01:02 PM
:wave: Hello Java, glad you found the new pond here :D

upswife
09-03-2012, 04:33 PM
Afternoon chicks! Had a busy weekend and didn't hop o the computer at all except to read a little yesterday at work. Will catch everyone up tomorrow...we slept in and now most of the day is gone!

MELODY525
09-04-2012, 07:05 AM
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MORNING CHICKS.

QUIET DAY YESTERDAY. ONLY ONE ALARM.
COPS KEEP ASKING ME IF I AM ALRIGHT.
THEY'VE BEEN SO KIND TO ME SINCE I HAD PROBLEMS.
GUESS THEY REALIZED I AM NOT THE UNSINKABLE MELLIE:lol3:
NOTHING NEW. JUST RESTED UP.
SENT MY REPORTS DOWN IN WRITING.
THEY CAN CALL IF THEY HAVE A PROBLEM.
MAYBE SPEND THE DAY WITH JEN LATER ON.
HAVE A GREAT DAY. :moped:




LAURA.......HOPE THE DAY WAS PEACEFUL.
MY HEAD IS STILL ON THE HOLIDAY RIGHT NOW!!! :rofl:




CEEJAY.....THEY FORGET ABOUT THE HOLIDAY HERE TOO.
HOPE YOUR DAY WAS AS QUIET AS MINE.:hug:




MICHELLE......HAPPY TO HEAR YOU BOTH HAD A GOOD TIME.
SENDING A GOOD THOUGHT YOUR WAY FOR HAPPINESS:yoga:




MARY.....HAPPY SEPTEMBER TO YOU AS WELL :hug:
GLAD YOU COULD MAKE IT!!





HAPPY......OMG!! WHAT A WORK DAY YOU HAD.
YOU'RE RIGHT ABOUT THE POPCORN SMELL...DEFINITELY NOT THE WORST!! :rofl:
HOPE YOU LIKE THE JOB AND ENJOY THE TIME SPENT THERE.
DON'T SPEND ALL YOUR MONEY IN THAT STORE!!!!
I CAN IMAGINE WHAT IT WAS LIKE LEARNING AGAIN.
GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!! GOOD LUCK:hug:





ELLEN....BETTER TO BE SLEEPING IN ATHAN TO BE TYPING HERE:rofl: :rofl:

upswife
09-04-2012, 08:41 AM
Good morning everyone! Whew…what a weekend! Where to start???

Saturday DH and I took the Metra into the city, and caught one of the “El” trains to the Cubs game. We had a good time. This is the 4th one we’ve been to and we really enjoy going, even tho DH makes a big stink about the Cubs. I worked Sunday and got off in time to make it to church for a change. Dh took the kids at our “regular” time and went to a friends BBq. I was not feeling very well after, so we both headed to bed pretty early. Monday we slept in/lazed around then took the kids to a nearby trail and walked for a bit. Poor DD3 got really hot…had little red cheeks and sweaty hair. I had to send Everyone else ahead and take it slowly with her to get her to finish…she is way too big for me to carry and DH had already carried her on his shoulders. It turned out to be a good thing we saw a deer eating only about 20 ft from us. I got a pic with my phone will check it out and post if any good.

Today is back to normal. Dh is starting his day here at home cause he has an Ortho apt at 11:30. I should be meeting mom for her Mall walk…will try to go for a full one once she is done. DS and DD1 have another Cross Country meet this afternoon. Prob will have Turkey burgers for dinner. Have to find a side to go with it…Mac & cheese for the kids and veg for me and DH.

Mel~Glad yesterday was quiet for you. Continue to rest and feel better…how is Jen’s foot…still healing?

Happy~wow, your job sounds busy, I don’t know if I could do a full 8hr shift on my feet…between my knees and my lower back, I think I would be crying…or have to take some heavy duty drugs to get me thru the day.

Hello Java!! :wave: Glad to see you are still with us!

Michelle~So very sorry that you are going thru all of this right now. I’ve been praying for you and your family.

Ceejay~How was work?

Laura~Anything good in the paper? We did not get as much rain as was predicted, but it has been nice that we have gotten a little over a few days.

Shad~I hope your trip to the dentist went well, I could not imagine having to pay full price for that tho…thank goodness for insurance! It definitely puts into perspective the 2 small bills we owe for medical.

Annie~Sassy is so very cute! Hope the training continues to go well

Ok ladies, I have to get rolling. Gotta get some breakfast and get ready. Luv and hugs ladies!! Have an awesome Tuesday!!

ceejay52
09-04-2012, 09:08 AM
Ellen
Like your mantra. We all need to take each day as it comes. My day at work was really good for a change for a holiday week end.

Michelle
Glad that you and dh are working through the problems.

Happy
Wow, getting the key on the first day is a great compliment. They must really liked and trusted you. But who wouldn't. It's a little different than sitting all day huh. I'm not sure I could ever get used to the popcorn smell.

Mel
Glad that your Monday was a quiet one also. I get to rest on Thursday.

Hi Annie
Know you were busy over the week end.

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My day yesterday was pretty quiet. Had a few sewer calls but that's about it. Started getting a headache late yesterday afternoon and I'm trying not to let it get full blown -My ear has been bothering me so that's probably the cause.

happy2bme
09-04-2012, 09:20 AM
Good morning girls,

Another work day for me. My back and foot are still a bit achey. I hope I make it thru the day ok. Yesterday we both took it easy - at least during the day. Then I made him go with me to the grocery store in the afternoon. I made chicken fajitas for dinner - they were good. Tried my new on the stove cast iron grill pan. The side I cooked the peppers on cleaned up really good as I lightly oiled the veggies before cooking. I had a chili lime marinade on the chicken and forgot to oil the pan before I set those on so that will require a bit of elbow grease to clean up. Will have to wait until tonight as it took me over an hour to clean up afterwards and then I had to break up the rotisserie chicken and bag and put away all the veggies and fresh fruit I bought. Got to put the garbage out tonight so I went through the refrigerators and cleaned them out as well as gathering the paper trash so it's all ready for DH to finish off. By the time I got done it was 9:30 and I had wanted to relax and watch a bit of TV before bedtime. When I'm cleaning my mind is going 60/40 with all sorts of stuff I'm thinking so if I try to go to bed right after, I just lay there wide awake. TV kind of shuts my brain down :lol: As it was I didn't get to bed until after midnight and it took a while to fall asleep. When I have to get up in the morning for something like work or a trip, I wake up alot during the night afraid I will oversleep. I woke up at 5am today and couldn't fall back asleep. Maybe I'm channelling Annie :lol:

Sure to sleep good tonight tho.

Mel - glad the police are looking after you, perhaps if the office people hear their concern they will think twice about pushing you so hard. Loved the Unsinkable Mellie thought! :D

Ellen - sounds like you had a busy weekend with the kids. You are getting alot of walking in which is great. Except if you have to tow a hot, tired kid :( Yes, it's hard standing for 8 hours straight. Ironic that I didn't want to apply for a bank teller or checkout person's job because I didn't think I could stand all day long and now I have to deal with it anyway. At least this is part time. Don't think I could hold up for 40 or more hours.

Anyway have a good week everyone. I have to get ready for my day.

happy2bme
09-04-2012, 09:21 AM
Ceejay - weren't you having migraine issues? I'm sure the weather changing won't help the sinuses and head either.

annie175
09-04-2012, 09:44 AM
Good Tuesday Morning....

Miss Sassy is doing well on the potty training...she had one accident this morning, but that was my fault. She ate her breakfast then I take her out to potty, but I had my own potty issues and couldn't get her out in time.

Made a slab of BBQ ribs last yesterday, slow cooked in the oven on 250 for the most part of the afternoon. Served with herb rice and made sauted zucchini. My brother and SIL came over for dinner. We sat out on the back patio deck and laughed and talked. Brother got a new job and starts next week. He will be traveling a lot. They also sold their house and are moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, only because they want to. His job can be done anywhere in the United States.

While the ribs were slow baking in the oven, I took Miss Sassy over to my dad's house. He loved her. Called her a babydoll. Once she gets potty trained, he wants to "dog sit" her some days while I am at work. Too cute. I am all for it. I also ran dad to CVS to pick up his scripts. All and all it was a nice afternoon spent with Dad.

We went over to Sissy's house on Sunday for a bit so Ainsley could meet Sassy. Curtis went in Ainsley's room with her and she proceeded to decorate C with a Tiara, earrings, nose ring, bracelet, a fake beauty queen bouquet, and a chinese paper fan, then made him come into the living room and dance for us. I laughed til I crieds.

Lil man is sick with a cold again and feeling badly. He is cutting 3 more teeth and just not a very happy baby. God love him. I feel so sorry for him.

ELLEN....nice you all got to take a little hike through the park. I remember the days of having to carry the wee ones, especially when all of us were hot and sweaty.

CEEG...may be sinsuses causing the headache but the earache concerns me. Maybe you need to see the doc to nip whatever it is in the bud.

MELLIE...Hoorah for the quiet weekend. Cops probably appreciate you more than you know expecially when they have to deal with so many other idiots.

HI JAVA!!

HAPPY...I feel for you standing on your feet all day. Wear two pairs of thicker socks, you won't believe how much it helps. Also when I took a shower, I plugged the drain so my fee stood in the hot water while showering...Popcorn, I love popcorn and the smell of it. I should create a "lite" popcorn perfume. haha.

CHELLE....Happy Tuesday. May the force be with you today and all good things come your way...C. H. A. R. G. E. !!!!

LAURA....ahhh hot tea and the newspaper..relaxing..sadly I only look at the flyer papers in the Sunday paper. Never had a rice ball, will have to google it.

SHADDIE...Sassy has become Sassypants, Sassy-loo, S-roo, Sasprilla, Sassy a$$, Sas-a-Frass and many others. She answers to all of them. lol.

Guess I had best get busy...lots to do, lil time to do it in. Have a great day/night.

Loves and Hugs.

diyana
09-04-2012, 11:34 AM
Good morning ladies -

I have to keep this short and sweet (like me). I'm swamped with work today, and I have to run errands at lunch so that rules out working through lunch.

Laura and Annie - Are we still on for this Saturday? I can't believe it's just a few days away already!! Laura, are we still meeting at your house (or somewhere in the City). Please PM us your address if we're meeting there. I don't even care what we do...I'm just thrilled to finally be meeting both of you! Best birthday present ever!!

Ellen - I wish you could join us.

Annie - I love the nicknames for Sassy! Too cute.

Sorry I don't have time for personals, but I've got to get back to my projects.

I want to thank ALL of you WONDERFUL Worldly sistas for your love, support, compassion and encouragement (and prayers of course). And especially for your wise advice. Thank you so much!! DH and I have been talking last night and this morning about how committed we are to making this work. And I feel much more hopeful that we'll be able to.

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
09-04-2012, 12:09 PM
Morning all. Happy Tuesday!

Michelle - Yes, definitely still on for Saturday - sooo looking forward to it. I'll PM you my address. Glad you and DH are working through your issues.

Annie - Glad Sassy is doing well. I'm not surprised at all the nicknames - we have dozens for Coal. ;) Mmmm, ribs. It'll have to cool off a bit before I let bf have my oven going for 3 hours though... kinda wish I had a 2nd oven in the basement sometimes. So cute that C. let A. dress him up...any photos?? :D

Happy - If the owners gave you a key, they must really trust and like you. :) Good job! Hope you adjust to the standing part of the job. Even back in my youth when I was perfectly healthy/in decent shape, I had standing jobs and my back would get sore after being on my feet for hours. Same thing now, and I try to keep my abs sucked in to support my back, but still... moving around vs. just standing is a big help. Mmm, popcorn and frozen yogurt. Sounds good, but I'm sure you'll develop some immunity to that. Oh, I did check out the artwork on our big monitor - she's got some nice stuff, just beautiful.

Ceejay - Glad your day was quiet. Hope the headache went away, hate those, especially migraines. Worried I forgot to take some excedrin migraine tabs today (TOM week started today), but I see I have a couple in my pillbox in my purse. Whew!

Ellen - Busy weekend for you. Glad you rested part of Monday, and it's nice you all went for a trail walk together. Yeh, we didn't get much rain on the weekend, but apparently it rained (and some thunder too) overnight last night by us - I was sleeping like a log and didn't hear a thing - and we got some good moisture out of it. I didn't get too far into the paper since I was doing housework a good part of the weekend. Sometimes like Annie, I just sort through the sale flyers and don't get much further.

Mel - Glad yesterday was quiet for you. Very nice of the cops to be concerned for you. Have a great restful day recovering from your weekend!!!

Java - I see you found us. Lurk away!!

Patty - Pop in for a visit okay?
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Nuttin' much to report. Watched the dvd "Water for Elephants" yesterday morning. It was a book club book and I never did see the movie when it was in the theaters. It was good enough, but very sad in certain parts with the animals. Also watched an older movie "The Weatherman" with Nicholas Cage and Michael Caine. Ugh. Slow-paced, and it just never came together into a satisfying story. Told bf to not bother with it.

Haven't bought any new class passes yet, not sure what I'm doing yet. Spinning is growing on me, but I'm only willing to do a certain number of classes a week, and I think I'd be better off with a class that works both upper and lower body. Also thinking of taking a yogalates class (yoga+pilates) offered by the school district.

Not sure if I'm going to the movies tonight. I didn't vote, but the final selection is "Premium Rush". It sounds like something bf might also like, so I might go with him instead, but probably not tonight.

Okay, just babbling, so I'll get this posted and be off.

diyana
09-04-2012, 12:50 PM
Laura - Thanks for the review of Water for Elephants. I haven't seen the movie or read the book...but I find R. Pattinson kinda easy on the eyes...does that sound gross since I'm old enough to be his mum? Ugh. :faint: Anyway, thanks for the warning about being very sad in certain parts with the animals. I don't deal well with those movies...which is why I've never seen and will never see Marley and Me. Can't wait for Saturday!! :woohoo: BTW, not sure what time we said we'd meet, but I have a class starting that day that gets out at 11, with a quick stop at home to give Mischief her meds, I should be there by around 1:00 or 1:30 (traffic permitting of course). At least I have an I-Pass so I only have to slow down (rather than stop) at tolls.

Shad
09-04-2012, 04:20 PM
Morning all,
Awake early again today so I thought that I would get on with life as it is at the moment from an early start. Then I came in here and just know I put in a post yesterday but can't find it anywhere. So maybe it was only in my dreams. So I am sorry but all those witty comment have been knicked by the ethermonster.

Yesterday I spent using power tools - circular saw and angle grinder and cut some sleepers to fit below the fence so the roots from next doors golden cane palms and duranta bush will not take over my patch again. DS2 was not happy about me with the saw. I had to make regular updates to assure him my hair was not frizzy or I had not electrocuted myself by cutting through the power cord. Apparently I am not old enough yet to understand the magical powers of electricity and the need for care. But then again, I hear some of my own words coming back at me from the last three decades so maybe he did listen to me occasionally back then.

Michelle - good to hear that you are keeping the communication going. I hope this continues for you both. Marriage is indeed a tricky business. I know I found the 'togetherness' very trying for long periods of time. I remember saying 'we are not joined physically at the hip, only in writing on paper'. I needed some independence. Well now I have complete independence. It is not always what it is cracked up to be, but I wouldn't change my life - although one should never say never I guess.

Happy - survived day 1. Always a bonus. Hope you only get to do a couple of days a week. It is nice to have income, but not be slave to the job.

Ceejay - hope the head is better.

Annie - poor lil Sassy. Bet she had a guilty look on her face when you got back to the room.

Laura - Hope you decide on exercise classes soon. The yoga-lates sounds a bit like the body balance I used to do. They no longer do it in any of the gyms close to me, guess Les Mills (creator and distributor of the classes licences) got too greedy and charged too much, so they got cancelled. Once this project is over I will look at going back to gym to use up my pass at least.

Ellen - sounds expensive. It is expensive but just because I don't have a 'proper' medical insurance doesn't mean the money isn't there. Years ago I set up a term investment called my medical fund because I could not see the point in paying a company all that money per year and not get the use out of it. Now I will be using the interest gained on that money to pay for the tooth. Not exactly a free tooth, but it's the first time in a long time I have had to draw money out of the medical fund. Sure it is a gamble not having insurance but as my accountant agreed, our health system is very good and if I get sick with any disease I just go right in anyway, and if I am sick or in a car accident, I get the same treatment regardless of whether I have insurance or not. Our system is so different to yours.

Mel - what day are we at now. Oh yes Wednesday. I will set a date for my Saturday morning and your Friday arvo. The Mid Western chicks will be meeting that weekend as well so we will need to set the world to rights before they go haring off and doing our job for us.

Right time to go and get with the day. Dawn has moved from cold gray to pearly opalescence and the sun will be here any minute now. No drawn out - do I have to - oh okay then I will get up - sun here. It's dark, then light, then the sun comes up and the day heats up. Supposed to get to 29 on Friday and we are only in Spring. Going to be a long hot summer I think.

MELODY525
09-05-2012, 07:02 AM
http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu132/toxic-profiles/page-graphics/Good_Morning/Good-Morning-Coffee.jpg

MORNING CHICKS

TALKED A LOT WITH JEN.
THE FOOT & BACK ARE SO SO.
CN'T TURN THEM THE WRONG WAY YET.
NOTHING ELSE NEW TO REPORT.
TOMORROW IS TJ'S SHOPPING
HOPING THE "RAINS OF RANCHIPUR" STOP SO I CAN GO.
BTW...THAT WAS A GREAT MOVIE.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.




ELLEN.....SEEING THE DEER MUST HAVE BEEN A GREAT THRILL.
BET THE KIDS LOVED IT. I AM AMAZED AT ALL YOU GUYS GET DONE.
IT WAS NICE TO READ YOU & DH GOT TO GO TO A GAME:hug:




CEEJAY.....ENJOY YOUR REST ON THURSDAY.
I'LL THINK OF YOU WHILE I'M SHOPPING! :beach:
HOPE THE HEADACHE DIDN'T AMOUNT TO MUCH.
TERRIBLE SINUS WEATHER THIS YEAR AND GETTING WORSE.





HAPPY....HOPE YOU MADE IT THRU WORK WITH FEET & LEGS:hug:
OMETIMES I DO THE SAME THING WHEN I HAVE TO B SOMEWHERE.
WAKE UP A FEW TIMES DURING THE NIGHT.
WE HAD CHICKENFAJITAS NOT LONG AGO.
BUT THEY CAME IN A BOX!!:rofl:



ANNI...GET WELL WISHES FOR JAKE. POOR KIDDO.
HAPPY TO HEAR SASSY IS FITTING IN SO NICELY.
HAD A LAUGH AT DAD WANTING TO DOG SIT.
LKAUGHED EVEN HARDER AT CURTIS WITH A TIARA!!:lol3:
HE'S A KEEPER....THAT'S OR SURE.



MICHELLE....I AM VERY HAPPY TO READ YOUR POST.
HOE YOU BOTH FIND AN EASIER PATH TO WALK TOGETHER ON.
STAY CALM & JUST LOVE EACH OTHER.
DON'T "READ TOO MUCH" INTO THINGS THAT ARE SAID.:hug: :hug:

MELODY525
09-05-2012, 07:11 AM
SHOOT....I DIDN'T SEE ALL THESE POSTS.............


LAURA....I FELT THE SAME WAY ABOUT WATER FOR ELEPHANTS.
NEVER FINISHED THE WHOLE THING.
HOPE YOU FIND SOME CLASSES YOU LIKE.
THE YOGALATES SOUNDED INTERESTING.
I NEVER HEARD OF IT BEFORE.




SHAD....I WISH I COPULD SEND YOU SOME SUN BUT WE DON'T HAVE ANY.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN RAIN???
WE HAVE A SALE ON THAT AT THE MOMENT.:rofl: :rofl:
HAD A LAUGH AT THE DS & THE TOOLS.
I GET STUFF LIKE THAT ONCE & AWHILE HERE.
I ASK HER...WHEN DID YOU BECOME THE MOMMY?!?!?
AND YES....SO FAR FRIDAY IS THE BEST BET STILL.

upswife
09-05-2012, 08:21 AM
Good Morning! Good Morning! Dh has been on a Beatles kick, so I have that part stuck in my head. LOL yesterday was nice. My mom woke up late, so we did not do a mall walk, instead I drove up to her house and then we went to walmart. DD3 really cleaned up, got coloring books, a paint set bubbles and a pair of flip flops. All I went in for was razors for DH…LOL

Yesterday was busy as always. Having kids in sports keeps me running after school and I am trying not to be lazy during the day with DD3. DS & DD1 had a cross country meet yesterday. Both did ok considering the humidity…DS is still not pushing himself, I am thinking I may have to start running to mke him push harder. My knees and ankles are not going to like that! Then once I got everyone home I ran back out for curriculum night at DD2’s school.

Today I am planning on a Mall Walk with mom, taking the kids for an unofficial practice (coach has a staff meeting) and hitting a craft store looking for supplies for a small project for my friend’s wedding. Looking like we are going to get more rain…will have to run thru the rain drops

Ceejay~take care with your headache. ((hugs)) for a quick recovery!

Happy~your fahita’s sound so good! I am trying to walk a little everyday , one of these days I will incorporate weights or a resistance band for my arms

Annie~ROFL I love when the kids “dress ppl up” I hope C had a good time playing along. I hope Lil man is feeling better…cutting teeth has to be the worst.

Michelle~So glad you and DH are both committed and communicating. I just had a discussion over the weekend about people in general need to put in as much or more work into the marriage as they do into the wedding. More hugs and Prayers

Laura~the yogalates class sounds neat. Do you take your classes thru the MP park district??

Shad~Please do be careful with the power tools. Wouldn’t want you to have a frizzy fro!! Yes the healthcare systems are really different, I guess if it was just Dh and I it would be better to do what you do, but with all the kids all it takes is one minor accident and my savings would be wiped out!

Melody~Hope the rains stop long enough for your TJ trip today!

OK, gotta get rolling. This took me way too long esp with having to stop and direct children. Hope everyone has a great Wednesday/Thursday!

happy2bme
09-05-2012, 02:09 PM
Good morning ladies,

Woke up to a big storm outside - thunderboomers AND hail. Glad I didn't have to go out in it. And this was a 30 percent chance of rain :lol: The storm came along with colder weather. By Friday we are looking at lows in the mid 30's again. Time to get the tarp out. The cucumbers are about done. The green bell peppers are coming into their own finally and the jalapenos are sprouting like mad. My grape tomatoes are doing fine, I get more than I can eat each day. Not so sure about the regular tomatoes. I have lots of green ones but without consistent hot temperatures they are just not tasting as fresh as the smaller grape tomatoes. I know at most the garden will only last until the end of the month, if that long. Debating about planting garlic this fall. I thought the grow your own stuff my cousin gave me was quite flavorful. Anyway, so much for the farm report :rofl:

Work yesterday wasn't bad. We had a steady stream of customers, slow enough for me to easily keep up with them. I will be working every other day definitely this week and perhaps more days next week as the owners have some travel plans and committments and would like me and the other new girl to handle the store. Boss said she almost called yesterday to say she'd be coming in late just to let me open by myself. On only my second day????? :yikes: But I don't know how to turn on the yogurt machine :cry: :cry: :lol: Actually I'll be ok, just like she said. Guess I should get there 15 minutes early instead of 5 minutes just in case. Not that anyone's banging down the door in the early morning to get popcorn. Working does get me into more of a routine though. Forces me to make sure certain things get done because I don't have the luxury of saying I'll do it later. Last night DH made dinner - grilled pork chops. I bought some fingerling potatoes at the farmers market - never had those before - he looked up a recipe on the Internet and roasted them. When I walked in the door my sister had called so I was talking to her as he prepared dinner. I wanted to see what it was like to be on the other side of the table, where I just come from work and dinner was ready for me ;) DH was going back and forth checking on the chops and the table wasn't set nor was the cucumbers and fresh tomatoes cut up. I asked him when dinner would be ready and he said "sooner if I get a little help here" (meaning I had to cut up the veggies and set the table). DH is not good at multitasking :rofl: I just thought it was amusing that he can only do one thing at a time - guess no career as a caterer for him :lol3: Anyway dinner was delicious. He really can cook nicely.

Got an email from my partner in crime back at my old job. Same old garbage going on - reward the inept, punish and hold back the people doing the real work. So glad I am out of there.

Today would be good day to catch up on some laundry, finish up the data entry for the museum and make some nice soups. Got a knock off recipe for Famous Dave's Chicken Wildrice soup that I've been meaning to make. DH also found a recipe for a slow roasted beef stew that sounded good even for someone (like me) who's not that fond of beef stew. Unless it comes with some fresh baked bread :T

Ellen - God bless you if you decide to take up running - especially if it's to motivate DS. I wouldn't run if someone was chasing me :lol: or if I was on fire :flame: Interesting point you make about people working on their marriage as hard as they did in the wedding planning. Watching Bridezilla is one of my guilty pleasures and I can't believe the extent of the expense these girls spend on trivial things for their wedding. Talk about entitlement. And considering most of these marriages won't last five years makes it all the more ridiculous. :rolleyes: But I digress ... hope you enjoy the nice weather while you're outside with the kids. How cool that you got to see a deer up close.

Mel - hope the rain dries up for you. Some sunshine is nice too. Especially this time of year. Hope you have a good trip to Trader Joe's. I'm kind of jealous that you get to roam the aisles of all that great pre-cooked stuff. They probably have California Rolls too :( Happy Shopping!

Shad - so glad to hear that you didn't zap yourself with the power saw. I have great respect for gas and electricity as you don't often get a second chance to recover from an oops moment. And my cousin has a friend who lopped off 3 fingers when momentarily distracted while operating the circular saw. And yes, I don't intend to become a slave to the job ever again. I told DH the best kind of job is the one you don't need where you can call the shots :lol:

Michelle - funny you say that about R Patterson. I feel the same way about Zac Effron :rofl: even worse I could potentially be as old as his grandma :yikes: but lets not go there :^: Hope you guys have a nice time on Saturday, wish I could have made it but for sure it's out with the work schedule. I hope things are going better for you and DH. :crossed: :hug:

Annie - sounds like you had a nice couple of days outside of poor Lil Man's teeth issues. Good food and good company. Looks like Sassy is a hit. I love you coming up with all kinds of nicknames with Sassy :rofl: had a good laugh and several smiles over that one. Also C is a good sport letting Ainsley dress him up. There is a reality show on now Where the Women Went or something like that. Small South Carolina town where the women over 18 were all taken away for a week and the menfolk left on their own to deal with the babies and businesses and such. It's a social experiment. To boot they had to help out with a local tea for the froo froo ladies as well as have their daughters participate in a beauty pagent. It's a cute premise. C dressing up reminded me of the lost dads at the beauty pagent. :lol: Thanks for the tip on the socks. I have 2 pairs of cushy shoes which help alot. There are rather fitted so I don't know if I have anything that would be enough for the extra socks but I will check it out - maybe with my standard sneakers. I also figured out like you that letting some hot water in the bottom of the tub while showering feels good on the feet.

Laura - yes, the popcorn is not a temptation for me. Yesterday I did have a small bit of the lemon yogurt which was quite good. Tangy like yogurt used to be before they added all the sugar and flavorings in it. I did like that so it's probably fortunate that she'll only be running the machines for another week. The owner is fit and trim and she said after 4 years in this business, she still goes home with a sore back and feet so while it gets better as I get used to it, not sure I'll ever walk out at the end of the day not happy that the day is over with :D If you can do a spin, yogalates and a strength class each week, that seems a good mix of all the right things. Twice a week each would be better but hey, that's what we who are not born rich with alot of time on our hands have to suffer ;) Hope you guys have a nice time together this weekend.

I've been on and off the computer for hours now. I need to focus on getting some things done so later chicks :wave:

Laura705
09-05-2012, 02:36 PM
Hello Worldlies. Happy Hump Day!

Ellen - Hope you got to do some mall walking today. The yogalaties class I'm thinking of taking is offered by our local HS district community education program. I've never taken a class through them, but it might be a nice change of pace. I'm still on the fence about it. Usually I've taken classes through the Mt. Prospect Park District, and before that, I did Jazzercise.

Mel - Love the graphic today - especially that hot pink color! Had to look up the movie you mentioned! Too funny that Richard Burton played an (East) Indian doctor, but then again a lot of the old Westerns had white men in the roles of the (Native American) Indians. :dunno: Have a good trip to Trader Joe's tomorrow - I have to get over there myself sometime soon. Yogalates sounds similar to a PIYO class I took with my fitness passport (Pilates/Yoga combo).

Shad - Let DS fuss, you know what you're doing with those power tools! Re getting greedy...it seems like Jazzercise went up in price a lot too. Now there's a joining fee as well as a monthly fee. I'm still on their mailing list and I just received a mailing from my old instructor - $99 for the rest of the year, no joining fee! Now that's a good deal. Too bad it's a bit far to drive with these gas prices, not to mention the travel time.

Hellos to the rest of the Wordlies.
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Boring night last night - dinner at Culver's, then to the market and then to Walmart. Bad day to shop at Walmart - the shelves needed restocking badly. Have to remember that. Back to the thought that Friday would be a good night to do the shopping - I should think the shelves would be stocked in preparation for the weekend onslaught. Bf laughed when I told him that it could be our date night, lol. :lol:

Nothing planned tonight. I need to do some sorting in our home office - my motivation is that I'm looking for something!! Yes, me, who never gets rid of any paper, can't find the particular papers I'm looking for. Sigh. So I could have pitched everything and had the same outcome, but with a much cleaner office. :tantrum:

Laura705
09-05-2012, 02:56 PM
Happy, you're the sneaker inner! LOL, the farm report. :D Nice to have dinner (almost) ready when you arrive home. Bf is also not a great multi-tasker as far as meal prep goes. All this yogurt talk has me wanting some nice vanilla frozen yogurt. I remember liking TCBY's vanilla. Another tip that might make being on your feet more comfy is replacing the inserts in your shoes with nicer ones, such as spenco or polysorb (I think those are the brands).

diyana
09-05-2012, 04:17 PM
Hey chicks -

I honestly don't know what's going to happen with my marriage. I caught him in more lies/secrets today. I'm not even sure if we're going to talk about it tonight. Frankly, I'm too exhausted with all this B.S. And he leaves for CA tomorrow, and who knows what he'll do and with whom while he's there.

Love,

Shad
09-05-2012, 05:05 PM
Morning all,
Not much to report today. It's another lovely sunny day. Bit cool this morning, but it will warm up soon.
Today I am going to put the weed mat down on my project and then get the stones and cement to fill it back up with again. I need to check out the pavers and get some more if necessary. The concrete bit is going to make me sweat and no doubt swear as well. But one more thing out of the way. Nearly done.

Mel - no need to send sun. We have plenty. We'll take a bit of rain tho' but not as much as in 2010 okay?? Friday, your time it is. Now better set my alarm for Saturday morning.

Laura - I always find it amazing that some of our supermarkets have empty shelves. I ask myself why this is when they employ people at night to restock shelves and they always seem to have big trollies of boxes in the aisles that I want to be in during the day.

Ellen - yep I agree about putting more into the wedding than the marriage. Seems to me that they seem to think that everything builds to that one day. Don't they stop to think that there is another 50 years after that day?

Happy - keys to the store!!! Access to the yoghurt machine, access to the popcorn machine. Sounds like hippy heaven. Poor DH. Funny how their minds focus on only the obvious.

Annie - not here yet. Okay - hope the teeth have made their appearance now. DS1 always had terrible trouble with teeth. Maybe that's where he developed a taste for Scotch! :rofl:

Michelle - Where is the DMIL in all this? Listen to what he has to say but reserve judgement for when the facts are apparent. The separation while he is in CA may be good for both of you to step back and think about this.

Better go and get on with the day. Miss Puss is waiting for me to go outside so she can supervise the days labours. Mind you she does this mostly with her eyes closed.

Laura705
09-05-2012, 05:06 PM
Michelle - So sorry to hear that. :( Not sure what to say, except to hang in there and don't shut down the lines of communication. :hug:

This day has dragged. :dz: I'm definitely getting the earlier train today.

Laura705
09-05-2012, 05:21 PM
Hi Shad! Hope you don't have too much sweating and swearing today. How large is the area you've been working on? You're right - why the heck are they always in the aisle with their big pallet of stock to shelve mid-day on a Saturday?? LOL re DS's affinity for Scotch began with teething! :rofl:

happy2bme
09-05-2012, 05:49 PM
Michelle - I will break camp and say beat some sense into his silly head :rollpin: In all seriousness, I'm very sorry to hear this. I agree with Shad about some time away to give yourself time to think things over. But I do think it's a pretty crappy way to spend a birthday :( :hug: If you want to talk in the evening, give me a call...

upswife
09-06-2012, 08:28 AM
Luv and hugs to all this morning. Esp Michelle!!

happy2bme
09-06-2012, 09:08 AM
Mornning chicks,

Work day for me today. Just breezing in to say hello. I want to leave a bit early today so no time for personals. Hope everyone is having a good day.

Special :hug: to you Michelle

Catch you later kids...

ceejay52
09-06-2012, 10:26 AM
Michelle
Hugs, Sending you good vibes.

Happy
Sounds like you are "getting the hang" of the new job.

Hello to all the rest

Nothing new.

diyana
09-06-2012, 11:35 AM
Hey everyone -

thanks for all the love, support, hugs and good vibes. More talks....he's going to "think about" whether he is willing to make the changes I need him to make: 1. Stop all contact with HER (his ex-gf and long time friend of more than 25 years - who he had planned to have a romantic getaway with this weekend); 2. Honesty....complete, unwaivering honesty. No lies, no secrets, no half-truths.

I would say based on the way he said he'd "think" about it....that his decision will not be affirmative. Only time will tell.

In the meantime, I'm here. I'm not on a 72-hour psych hold (which was practically inevitable last night). And I'm going out to dinner tonight with my Zumba buddies, though I doubt i'll share with them all the gory details of my sham of a marriage.

No plans for tomorrow, but I'm looking forward to spending time with Laura and Annie on Saturday and I promise I'll try and not be too depressing. :) :hug:

Love and hugs to all,

MELODY525
09-06-2012, 12:20 PM
We actually got to shop today.
I am tired & achy all over & so is Jen.
Neither one of us have good energy with these
storms coming back to back.
As soon as I went into TJs, I noticed the store needed a delivery on a LOT of things.
So I didn't get as much as I wanted to. Jen either.
I'll have to go to another store and finish the shopping.
Right now I have to finish unpacking the dry goods.
Then I need a rest and some sinus meds.
The never ending story. :rofl:
I'll try to copme back later and read your posts.
In the meantime....stay out of trouble!!! :devil:

Laura705
09-06-2012, 12:40 PM
Morning all. Weekend getting closer, but why is this short week dragging for me?? Need to get busier!!

Nothing much to report. I got the earlier train home yesterday. Bf and I went out to eat (again - took advantage of the $5 sandwich special at a restaurant we like, but of course, add on a salad and beverages and it ends up being more than just $5, haha). After that we went to bf's mum's place to drop off a case of bottled water we bought for her the other night and to pick up a vacuum cleaner she wants to sell. She only used it a couple times before getting another one that's lighter weight and easier to push around. Bf will sell it on craigslist.

Speaking of floor cleaning tools...we still have not purchased a steam mop or a carpet shampooing machine. Our area rugs need cleaning! Especially the one doggy likes to use as a post-meal napkin, LOL. :lol: Need to get busy on that, but I'm still trying to give the credit card a rest after the big vet and car repair bills!

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Mel - Sorry the shopping trip wasn't as productive as you & Jen wanted. Hope you're feeling better after relaxing the rest of the day. How are your eyes doing??

Michelle - Sending more love, support, and hugs your way - what a very difficult, okay majorly sucky time for you. :hug: Glad you'll be out with friends tonight. :yes:

Annie - How's it going??

:wave: to the rest of you. Have a great day!

Shad
09-07-2012, 02:31 AM
afternoon all,

Got 2.5sqm of crushed brick delivered today. I think I might have over estimated dimensions - ever hear about measure twice, cut once Shad? Think I might have some left over for the next part of the project. Anyway I have half filled the hole I dug and will finish that off tomorrow then it is a matter of fitting the pavers, tidying the whole thing up and putting the bins in place. One more day or maybe two, depending on how my muscles go tomorrow and it is finished. On with the next project.

Michelle - I'm glad you are taking this weekend off to meet up with Annie and Laura. Just what you need to get your mind off the problems at home.

Laura - my rugs need a bit of a clean as well. I might have to indulge in a cleaner as well.

Happy - still working away. How many days a week is it now?

Hi Ellen - rushing straight through again I see

Mel - seems the stores are not restocking until all the old stuff is mostly gone. Maybe they have been 'blessed' with out of date stuff and have had to chuck stuff out.

Looks like we might get some rain tonight. Wouldn't be before time, so I won't go out and put the hose on just yet. Maybe first think in the morning if it hasn't rained over night. It has that storm feeling about the afternoon.

annie175
09-07-2012, 06:29 AM
Sorry for absentism (sp). Have been working the Humana hospitality tent at the PGA BMW Golf tournament at Crooked Stick. Was about 50 feet from Tiger Woods. Boy is he full of himself. It may be Sunday before I get back here.

Note to Chelle....go with your gut feeling on everything...usually it is right. May not want it to be but......Hugs and loves and prayers for strength for you.

Hello to all..

upswife
09-07-2012, 07:56 AM
Good Morning Chicks! Busy day yesterday...took DD3 to story time at a local park. Ran to the store very quickly then back home. DS and DD1 had another Cross Country meet. I missed DD's race...bummer, but she did well. DS was not feeling well, but still ran a respectable race. he finally put on a great sprint at the end of the race. Back home and made sloppy joes for dinner.

Today the plan is to get thru as much laundry as possible...we are a little backed up. then work later. Hoping to sneak in a nap too if possible. LOL

Have a great day ladies!!

MELODY525
09-07-2012, 08:13 AM
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE.
I NEED TO RUN DOWNSTAIRS FOR A MINUTE
BUT WILL BE BACK TO READ & POST.
JUST NOT FEELING MYSELF WITH ALL THIS HUMIDITY.
JEN & I HAVE BEEN WIPED OUT ALONG WITH THE SENIORS.
NEVER SEEN SO MANY IN & OUT OF THE HOSPITAL.
JUST SO IT'S NOT ME!!!:rofl:
BE BACK IN A BIT..................

MELODY525
09-07-2012, 08:45 AM
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:cofdate:FIRST I WANT TO WISH ALL OF YOU A GREAT TIME ON SATURDAY. I KEEP FORGETTING TO SAY THAT.
SAFE TRAVELS MY SISTERS:hug:
I WISH THE CIRCUMSTANCES WERE BETTER BUT YOU GALS CAN GIVE MICHELLE HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUGS FROM THE REST OF US.:hb: :gift:


MICHELLE....I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR THE NEWS.
ANNIE IS RIGHT...GUT FEELINGS USUALLY ARE THE WAY TO GO.
PRAYING FOR A GOOD OUTCOME. I WISH I HAD BETTER ADVICE.
I CAN ONLY SEND YOU HUGS AND GOOD THOUGHTS:hug:



ELLEN.....DOES YOUR CAR EVER HAVE A CHANCE TO COOL OFF??
BETWEEN WORK, SPORTS AND EVERYTHING ELSE IT MUST BE ON FIRE :flame:
YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH DH & THE BEATLES.
I CAN STILL SEE THEM IN THEIR OUTFITS!!! :lol3: :lol3:
"Nothing to do to save his life call his wife in
Nothing to say but what a day, how's your boy been
Nothing to do it's up to you,
I've got nothing to say but it's OK
Good morning, good morning"




HAPPY....I DIDN'T SEE ANY CALIFORNIA ROLLS.
YOU'RE GETTING HAIL AND WE'LL BE SWEATING AND RAINED ON OVER THE WEEKEND. WEIRD WEATHER ACROSS THE NATION.
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE TOMATOES. WISH I COULD SEND YOU THE HEAT! GOOD LUCK WITH WORK.
I KNOW YOU'LL DO FINE:hug:
WISH DH WOULD COOK FOR THE REST OF US:hun:




CEEJAY....WAVING A HAND AT YOU :wave:
NOTHING IS REALLY NEW HERE EITHER.
I'M THINKING THAT'S GOOD RIGHT NOW. LOL


LAURA....HAD A GOOD LAUGH AT THE DATE NIGHT WITH BF & WALMARTS.
ALSO WITH THE LOST PAPER VS A CLEANER OFFICE.
I AM USUALLY ORGANIZED BUT WHEN IT COMES TO PAPERS...
ONE ALWAYS SEEMS TO GO MISSING JUST WHEN YOU NEED IT.
I USUALLY BLAME IT ON JEN:rofl: :rofl:
AS FOR CARPETS...I BOUGHT A CHEAP ONE AT WALMARTS ONLINE.
THINK IT WAS $89 AND SO FAR IT WORKS GREAT.

** I liked that good morning pic too...kind of reminded me of something but I can't put my finger on it. :dunno:





SHAD....GLAD TO HEAR THE PROJECT IS MOVING ALONG.
THIS MUST BE GOOD CARDIO!!! LOL
I NEED TO GO LOOK AT THE WEBSITE FOR TIMES....
I FORGET NOW HOW FAR AHEAD OF US YOU ARE. DUH!!!
I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THE DUE BY DATES AT THE STORE.
LAST TIME I WENT, I NOTICED THEY WEREN'T THAT FAR AWAY SO I BOUGHT LESS. Hmmmmm





ANNIE...WOW!! WHAT A GREAT JOB.
I WOULD LOVE TO DO STUFF LIKE THAT.
GET TO MEET ALL THE SNOTTY RICH PEOPLE! LOL
HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME ANYWAY!!

happy2bme
09-07-2012, 09:05 AM
Hi ladies,

It seems my 2 day a week part time job is turning into much more than that. At least for a while. I was supposed to work every other day this week to get used to opening and closing the store myself. Worked Tuesday and yesterday. I was supposed to learn how to make popcorn yesterday but there is alot going on with the owner right now and we didn't get to it yesterday. I said I'd come in today so we could focus on that. We are still getting customers on a regular basis so it's already hard to keep switching between answering the phone, ringing orders, bagging product, stocking shelves and filling extra orders besides learning to make product which is something I assume you can't really pause once you start. Next week it will be me and the new girl only so I need to work Saturday so we can figure out a rhythm together. All this standing is rough on the back and feet. I'm hoping I can hold up ok working successive days. I know she is depending on me so I feel obligated to help out. Things will slow down the end of next month for a little while, then the holiday mail orders will pick up and then maybe I can go to 2 days a week in January :faint:

Right now my Mom is having her heart shock procedure to address her atrial fibulation. They shock the heart which hopefully sets it back into a normal rhythm. My heart is in my throat (both me and my Sis) that all goes well. Our big fear is a stroke for her. She also only has one good eye and that has a cataract which is pretty bad. She will need eye surgery too and she has macular degeneration. We are also in fear that something will happen which will blind her. She lost the sight in her eye a few years back - had a ruptured blood vessel that they could not stop bleeded other than to use a laser to cauterize it - the bright light with the macular blew the sight in that eye. So we worry about stroke and blindness which would shut her down. My Mom's a pretty fiesty lady - you can't help but love her but like her daughter she is fiercely independent ;) and wants to stay that way. So I am praying very hard that she will come through this procedure ok.

Mel - hope you can get some quiet time from the circus in the building and get some rest. Don't let yourself go over the edge. Mel first, ok? Sorry Jen is healing so slowly too. Frustrating that you picked a shopping day when the shelves were bare. I hate that too. :mad:

Annie - I would say have fun at the golf outing BUT for people like us they are often long hours of hard work. No surprise at all that Tiger has an ego as big as his sin list. Maybe he needs to be reminded that his glory days are long over :rofl:

Ellen - sounds like you have some track stars in the making :D It's great that the kids are active - so many of them prefer to sit in front of a computer now a days. Hope you can sneak that nap in.

Shad - sounds like the outside project is almost done. That was fast. Glad you are not procrastinators like us. :lol: Can't wait for pictures...

Laura - I too have noticed those $5 dinners are not really bargains. Same thing with Subway's specials where you have to buy a drink we'd not typically buy. Ruby Tuesday's would have a 10 dollar dinner special - buy one, get one 10 dollar entree free. Except as I pointed out to the waitress there were NO entrees priced at $10 - all were above that. So they took 10 off your bill but paying for a drink and the overage, no real bargain there. :rolleyes: Have a good weekend with the chicks.

Michelle :hug: So H (he does not deserve a D right now :mad: ) is going to "think" about whether he wants to be faithful????? Perhaps you need to think about whether you want to continue to be with him. Please do not sell yourself short or allow yourself to be treated in a way that is any less than the love and respect that you deserve. I have male friends I've made along the years but there is no way there would EVER be any romance involved (especially with the gay ones). :^: I'm sorry you are having so much pain in your life right now. Between your health and the job I can only hope that things will get better for you - finally. Try to take this weekend to enjoy yourself with friends who care about you. I also think this is pretty selfish of H what with the situation with DMIL. Sorry... I am an opinionated person here. Anyway, wishing you love and comfort and peace in your heart and that you will follow the path that is best for you :hug:

Ceejay - sometimes nothing new is a good thing ;) Still hot down by you? Our temps have dropped into 60's during the day - will probably have to cover the garden tonight as it's going to get near freezing. Autumn is rolling through on this side of the border :lol:

Gotta go get me some breakfast and figure out something more than a sandwich for lunch. Take care people, the weekend is almost upon us...

diyana
09-07-2012, 09:50 AM
Hi ladies -

Another night of about 3 or 4 hours of sleep. Annie, I don't know how you do it.

I appreciate all your support, advice and opinions. I learned at roughly midnight or so that he mentioned to a friend that he's thinking about divorce. It's truly breaking my heart. I spend all day at work choking back the tears, and then my entire commute sobbing - not exactly safe for driving.

Speaking of driving....Laura, I know that you, Annie and I discussed that we would all rather my other friend not join us tomorrow....we'd rather it just be the three of us...but with my frequent freeway sobbing fits, I think it's a good idea for me to have a backup driver. I'm so sorry. And I mentioned to Annie that I would totally understand if either of you changed your mind because you didn't want to hang out with a crazy lady. Annie suggested that lunch and then talking/laughing, etc. (either at your house Laura or a park or wherever) rather than actually doing the touristy thing. I think this would be best. I'm so sorry for putting a damper on our fun get together and as I said, if you want to back out, I totally understand.

The only good thing to come out of this is I've lost 4 lbs. I feel nauseous most of the time...until I get really strong hunger pains....then I eat a little and I'm full.

I've got a meeting in about 10 minutes and then another meeting that will last all afternoon. After work, I think I'll just go to sleep early.

Happy - Can I get back to you about the website over the weekend or next week, when I am sleeping better and can think clearly?

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
09-07-2012, 11:06 AM
Morning
Happy
It's supposed to cool down after this big cold front comes through tonight. Tomorrow's high is supposed to be 78, my kind of weather. Sounds like you are already learning lots of knew things.

Michelle, Annie and Laura
Have fun this week end. Michelle have a safe trip.

Mel
I've noticed that our Walmart shelves need to be restocked. But they are supposed to be moving to their new super walmart building in October or November.

Ellen
You deserve a nap after all those activities.

Annie
Wow working the booth that close to come of the golfers. I used to like Tiger Woods until his sins found him out. He's still an excellent golf pro.

------------
Rant ahead proceed with caution!!!!!!!!
I don't know why I let myself get roped into certain situations. My friend in Jonesboro texted me yesterday wanting me come baby sit her after her back pain management treatment. I was tired and didn't want to go plus my back had been bothering me this week also. I finally got up the courage to tell her no. She's trying to get me to move over there to take care of her. She ran off the one friend that was going to do that. NO thank you--there's too many past and hurt feelings for me to do that, due to her divorce. Yes, I've forgiven her but I've not forgotten what she's done. I'm surprised that I've finally allowed myself to be her friend again. I've told myself that after I had the trip to ER that I would not and will not push myself. I have health problems also.
It will depend on the weather tonight and tomorrow as if I get to go to Paragould. I don't really want to. But I need to get my hair cut.

Laura705
09-07-2012, 12:05 PM
Morning all. TGIF!!!

Michelle - :hug: I'm so sad & po'd that you're going through all this. What a terrrible thing loss of trust is, and the whole way it's come to light...yeh, there is definitely no "d" before the "h", and I can think of a few choice names I'd like to apply but I will hold back... I definitely don't want to cancel tomorrow - you need to get away and I hope we can hang and laugh and have fun. I do have a possible favor to ask of you and/or Annie - since we will be staying local, is it possible to use either of your cars to get around? Turns out a really big car show is this weekend and bf wants to go and the one person he knows that's going (three others can't make it) wants to get there a few hours before the show even starts to "gladhand" (don't ask, lol) and bf doesn't want to do that. I feel like a heel since you're both driving hours and I'm not, so I hate to ask... so I might just make bf cope without the car. Let him be inconvenienced for a change! No problem re your friend coming along, I feel better that you have someone who can drive if need be.

Happy - Wow, trial by fire, huh? There really must be something going on with the owner to hire someone one week and foist all that responsibility onto them the next...I know you and your co-worker will handle it, but you'll sure be tired. Things will slow down by the end of next month??!! :yikes: So much for retirement -but the extra money sure will be nice. Said a prayer for your mum that the procedure is a success & was without complications. Re the dining deals that really aren't - what I'd really like to do is get into the habit of eating at home a lot more than we do now and make dinner out a special thing where we choose a special restaurant maybe once or twice a month, not just go out to some unspecial place near home by default because we didn't plan our meals.

Mel - I hope you start feeling more like yourself again. I do hate the very humid weather (or as bf says, it's not just the humidity, it's the dewpoint, lol). Yes, no hospital for Mel!!!! Wish I could blame bf on the missing papers, but unfortunately, it's all me on this one. Re the carpet cleaner, yeh, I wonder if we could get by with a less expensive unit because we only have area rugs and runners and even with the dog, they don't get completely trashed or anything...

Ellen - Busy as ever, I see. Nice that you're kids are into the running - that's a good exercise activity they can do for themselves for the rest of their life if they choose. Well, I hope you get that nap in - I got tired just read about your day, haha. The book I'm reading is about a woman who loses 10 years of her memory from a head injury and so she's amazed how busy her days are taking care of her three kids, LOL.

Annie - Enjoy working the golf event - nice change of pace for you. Hope the weather is good. See you tomorrow!!!

Shad - Near the finish line now. The bf and I need to take a page from your book - we've gotten very complacent in regards to home improvement projects the past several years. :rolleyes:

Hi Ceejay - How's the weekend going so far??
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Spent more time in the office last night looking at my papers and putting together a puzzle. Still not there yet. Cursing the missing info. I'll have to dig some more.

Dinner was apricot glazed pork roast - a very simple slow cooker recipe I pulled from my former boss's wife's cookbook. All the pages I photocopied from that book and not one gives me a clue as to the cookbook title. Anyway, it was delicious. We didn't tie off the pork roast so it came apart and it was more like pulled pork. We ate it over rice - yum. Another slow cooker recipe I want to try is a vegetable curry - bf and I lke curry a lot. Probably would add meat for bf.

Re the steam mops - did some research and I've learned it's not recommended for laminate or hardwood floors, so I'll skip it and stick with what we currently use - one of those cotton mops with the built in thingie that squeezes out the water, or our floormate, or our swiffer with a wet rag attached instead of the dusting cloth. As for carpet cleaning machines - jeez they can be expensive! But you'd eventually recover the cost of what you might spend on professional carpet cleaning companies or rental machines...especially if you can use the machine to clean upholstery.

Okay, enough rambling and interruptions. Back to work. Have a great day everyone. :flow1:

Laura705
09-07-2012, 12:08 PM
Ceejay - good for you standing up for yourself!! Your health comes first!!

MELODY525
09-07-2012, 01:05 PM
shad....we have a meeting at 3:45.
it's an emergency meeting for the new building.
something is amiss. i know the politicians are attending.
this is what happens when you try to build over blue rock!!!
so not sure how long it will take.
if it's long, i will try and call you later to see if you're in.

MELODY525
09-07-2012, 01:37 PM
SHAD....I THINK THE MEETING MIGHT BE CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST:rofl: :rofl:

diyana
09-07-2012, 03:10 PM
Laura - I'll be driving an SUV, so I'd be happy for us to take my car. As long as you can give directions. :)

MELODY525
09-07-2012, 04:11 PM
I Called 2 X's So Far.
One Wouldn't Go Thru At All And The Next One Just Kept Ringing??
I'll Try Again In A Few Mionutes

MELODY525
09-07-2012, 04:12 PM
Michelle...my Heart Is Just Broken For You And All You're Going Thru. I Just Hope It Helps To Know We're All Here For You If You Need Us. ((((((hugs))))))

Laura705
09-07-2012, 08:57 PM
Michelle, I think we've worked it out, so it might not be necessary. Thanks!!

happy2bme
09-07-2012, 10:15 PM
Arghhhh. I'm so tired. Working more days than I planned. Worked yesterday, worked today and working tomorrow. Working alot next week too. Hopefully after that I can cut back to real part time. Too tired for personals and I have to leave early tomorrow to get in and bag some product as we had a very busy day today. So I might not post until Sunday.

Sending good thoughts to all who need it.

Laura, Annie and Michelle - I hope you have a wonderful time together. I will be there in spirit.

And Michelle sending you some strength and love and support. The cattle prod brigade is ready to defend your honor if needed :rollpin: :rollpin: :rollpin: Just say the word honey ;) Don't worry about the website. I didn't say anything yet due to the recent stuff in your life. We can catch up soon enough.

Goodnight Irene and all the find ladies of the World.

happy2bme
09-07-2012, 10:17 PM
Mel - I LOVE your new avatars. Leaves are changing fast here. Even faster I assume as we hit a dip in the temperatures. Supposed to be near freezing tonight but I was too tired to tarp the garden. If that's the end of the produce, so be it. Hope not but we'll see.

diyana
09-08-2012, 12:31 AM
Laura, I'll still be bringing the SUV, so if you want me to drive us locally, its no problem. Now to try and get a few more hours of sleep. Maybe I should get the zzzzquil.

MELODY525
09-08-2012, 06:45 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-n04dwUSSxuk/T0bnaV9dnuI/AAAAAAAAAxM/R7gOx2X9mUw/s1600/friendsCartoon.jpg


I WAS THINKING OF LAURA, ANNIE & MICHELLE WHEN I WOKE.
SAFE TRAVELS FRIENDS AND LOTS OF HUGS AND GOOD TIMES.





GOOD MORNING CHICKS
SHAD & I HAVE FIXED ALL THE WRONGS IN THE WORLD,
LAUGHED TILL I CRIED & GOT RID OF ANGST.

I AM PREPARED TO FACE THE REST OF THE YEAR:rofl: :rofl:
THE MEETING WASN'T UNTIL AFTER 6.

I WAS LATE BUT SO WERE 2 OTHER PEOPLE AFTER ME.
THEN I WATCHED TV & WENT TO BED. QUIET NIGHT.

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.









SHAD....ALWAYS GOOD TO HEAR THAT VOICE ON THE OTHER END OF THE LINE.
I WAS CHUCKLING RIGHT THRU THE MEETING. :D
NO ONE ELSE WAS IN THAT GOOD OF A MOOD....JUST ME.
WHILE DOING PROJECTS, MAYBE YOU BETTER THINK OF A SMALL RAMP.
JUST IN CASE I DO CHUCK IT ALL AND RUN AWAY FROM HOME :scooter:









HAPPY....SENDING A PRAYER OUT TO YOUR MOM YESTERDAY & TODAY.
HOPE EVERYTHING GOES WELL FOR HER :hug:
I CAN IMAGINE WHAT YOU ARE FEELING SO FAR AWAY.
PLEASE KEEP US POSTED ABOUT THIS & THE EYES TO COME.
HOPE TOO THAT THE JOB GOES SMOOTHLY.
FUNNY HAVING YOU OFF AND WORKING AGAIN!!.
IF I WAS HELPING YOU PACKING IT WOULD BE ONE HANDFUL FOR ME
& ONE FOR THE BAG:lol3:
WE WOULD GET NOWHERE FAST.....AND CHATTING.:cofdate:
AFTER READING YOUR POST, I WAS THINKING OF YOU & AUTUMN.
SO WHILE I KEPT TRYING TO CALL SHAD,
I DECIDED TO PASS THE TIME CHANGING INTO AUTUMN "CLOTHES". :cb:





CEEJAY....I AM SO PROUD OF YOU.
YOU'VE DONE A GREAT JOB OF STICKING UP FOR YOURSELF!
I AM LIKE YOU...FORGIVING IS ONE THING BUT FORGETTING IS ANOTHER.
YOU MOTIVATE ME ALL THE MORE TO SAY "NO" MORE OFTEN!!
GOOD FOR YOU. HOPE YOU FEEL OK TO GET THE HAIR CUT.
IT'S TIME YOU TOOK GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF TOO.:hug:




LAURA....NOT ONLY EVERYTHING YOU SAID WAS RIGHT TO JUSTIFY THE COST OF CARPETING AND ADD TO THAT THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHERE RENTALS HAVE BEEN AND BEDBUGS & VIRUSES ARE SWEEPING ACROSS THE NATION.
THAT ALONE CAUSED ME TO BUY MINE. :rofl:
THE HOUSING BOUGHT ONE THAT CLEANS SMALLER AREAS AND NOT UPHOSTERY.
NOW THEY'RE SORRY THEY DIDN'T GET A BETTER MODEL.
MINE HAS NO HOSE. JUST A CHEAP UPRIGHT.:rofl:
ALSO....HAVE YOU TRIED GOOGLING THE NAME ON THE PHOTOICOPY OF THE DISH?
YOU MIGHT JUST RECOGNIZE ONE OF THE GOOGLE ANSWERS AND FIND THE BOOK.
DID I SAY THIS RIGHT?? hope you got the drift. roflmao

happy2bme
09-08-2012, 08:51 AM
Good morning ladies,

I still don't know what's the date or even the day of the week without looking at my computer. Guess I have to get a new battery for my watch that has the date on it. :dizzy:

My Mom (God love her) zipped through her medical procedure yesterday and is doing fine. I talked to her last night. She was a bit cranked up because the nurses told her she could go home afterwards but my sister had to remind her (a lot) that the doctor wanted her to stay overnight for observation due to her advanced age. She is in a private room, only issue is that they have a shared bathroom amongst a couple of rooms but the hospital is wonderful and the staff very very attentive. She will get released today and spend a few days with my sister. Her heart got shocked back into rhythm, blood pressure is down and she appears to be doing well. Hope it stays that way :crossed: Thanks to all who sent up some prayers for her. :hug:

I am working today. So tired I went to bed at 10 last night and slept until 6 this morning. Tried to get a bit more sleep in but I guess I had enough so got up, turned the heat on in the house and made some coffee. Just me and the owner today and since yesterday was a very busy day with people leaving town and stocking up on their popcorn, I want to get in a bit early and bag some product just so I don't get caught short and scrambling. I work 5 days next week so that's going to be just as frantic as this week. I'm getting used to it - both my mind and body but I still come home wiped out and not good for much other than eating, sitting in the recliner and then going to bed. This is why I don't want to work more than 3 days a week. Not getting anything done around here. I should be getting to the 3 day schedule soon. :crossed:

Laura, Michelle and Annie - safe travels today and I hope you have a wonderful day together. :grouphug:

Mel - I like your Autumn "threads" :rofl: Glad that Shad put some sunshine in your day and that quiet, wry smile one gets when they are feeling good. I can just imagine the conversations that go on. I'd probably laugh myself into coughing fits. You'd be surprised how quickly you get immune to the popcorn. I taste a kernel here and there but it doesn't really tempt me much. I did buy 2 bags for home and have a handful for a snack occasionally. Everyone in the family thinks they are getting popcorn for Christmas gifts :lol: Hey, with all those power tools Shad has, she can probably build you a mighty fine ramp herself. And if she's missing something, we already know you don't have to ask twice to get her to the home improvement store :yay:

Michelle - my heart goes out to you. :hug: I know the feeling. There have been times in our relationship where we were not getting along at all so I know the heavy heart you must feel. I hope he comes to his senses. Besides a loving wife, you also have the better job and the better insurance. And this would be very disruptive to the plans made with his mother. He would be throwing something very precious away. :( Don't sell yourself short to compromise. Sometimes it's a bump in the road you both need to work out, sometimes you've just become 2 different people that it will never be the same. I pray that you find some peace and the best thing for you. And the ZzzzzQuil does work very well for those restless nights. If not, drive up and I'll put you to work for 8 hours in the shop - that will tucker you for sure ;)

Laura - yes, the steam mop is not good for wood floors. The other thing about it is that since it's just water - you don't get the soap scent / fresh smell of clean that you do with traditional mop and water cleaning. We have a big Bissell upright style carpet cleaner. It's kind of awkward on throw rugs - most of mine I wash and I don't have any runners. I did almost ruin a wool area rug trying to clean that. It was never quite the same afterwards :( I would advise to get the best you can afford and not cheap out on the cleaner as it will only cheap out on the quality of cleaning. Some things are like that. :^: The pork roast sounded delicious. I have some peach jam that I might try that with. Too bad you don't have a hint on the cookbook. There's only about 2,000 slow cooker books :lol: And I have heard of the apricot jam / pork recipe before so I can't even venture a hint. "Gladhand" :?: yep, I don't think I want to know but we can certainly offer some creative suggestions :lol3:

Ceejay - new SuperWalmart - how exciting! As for your "friend" - glad you recognized ahead of time and decided not to get suckered into being a servant for this woman. I know how hard it is to say no to those people sometimes and then you drive away kicking yourself for being so gullible.

I need to hop in the shower if I'm going to get out of here early. Hellos to Annie and Ellen and Patty and Java.

Enjoy your weekend chicks.

ceejay52
09-08-2012, 10:13 AM
This will be a quick one. I've decided to go to Pargould after my uncle called last night. Need to get ready for that.

We got some more rain last night. Some very huge thunderstorms. Lightening was to close for comfort. Happy I thought about you last night. You would have loved this one.

Thought I be sore this morning but guess my body was more in shape than I thought.

Mel
Good to hear that you and Shad solved all the problems. May you and she could run for president and vice president. lol

Happy
I know the feeling about the mind and body being tired.

Annie, Michelle and Laura
have a good week end. pictures please.

MELODY525
09-08-2012, 03:21 PM
THE WEATHER HERE IS LOOKING OMINOUS FOR TONITE AND TOMORROW.
BETTER POST SOMETHING FOR SHELLEY'S BIRTHDAY JUST IN CASE.





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MICHELLE....WISHING YOU ALL THE HAPPINESS YOU CAN HANDLE FOR THIS COMING YEAR.
LET IT BE A WHOLE NEW YEAR AND A NEW YOU!
HOPE YOUR DAY WITH THE GIRLS WAS A GREAT ONE :gift: :hb:

Shad
09-08-2012, 03:50 PM
Morning all,
and an early morning it is too. 5.15am on a Sunday. But when sleep is not coming back again, then I guess it is time to get up and get cracking. Hence the early morning post.
The bin project is mostly done, just need to tidy up, hose down the dust, get some decorative pebbles to scatter around and put the bins back. The pebbles won't come until I have done the other side of the driveway and started on that garden that DS2 built the block wall for all that time ago. But my next project will be to put a roof on the pergola at the back of the house. It will help to keep the sun out of the house during the big heat of summer and hopefully the house will then remain cooler. however plans may change because I think DS2 has the big ladder and the big drill around at the other place. There is plenty of other projects to be going on with. A ramp is not one of them. Why would I need one for Mel when the house is flat on the deck on a concrete pad. My biggest problem would be widening the front door. Else she may have to come in around the back and through my bedroom.

Laura, Annie, Michelle - hope the meeting is going along fine and you haven't come to blows or been banished from the coffee shop for making so much noise or being drunk and disorderly. Have a great time

Ceejay - Don't think I could be Pres or Vice Pres over there. Not being born in the country appears to be a good enough reason over there. Damned if I know what we would do with that rule over here or in New Zealand, since there are so many people in Parliament who have Aust or NZ citizenship but were not born here or there.

Mel - as before, no ramp needed, just bring yourself, bumper bars and an ejection seat to get you over the gate in case I am not here when you arrive.

Happy - Good to know you are somewhat enjoying the job. It will certainly get you out of the house and away from those boxes. Still as always there is the catch up to do when you get home. So pleased to hear good news for your Mum. She may yet outlive us. Hope it improves her quality of life greatly and you need to work on getting her into a smaller place -easier to maintain and secure than her present place. Good luck with that. I've been trying to remember how my cousin got her mother to move from the draughtly old barn of a place to a relatively new town unit - boy now there was stubborn personified. If I figure it out, I will let you know.

Hellos to Ellen, Turtle and Patty. Ellen is probably running for her life and kids as usual and the turtle withdrawn to her shell, but where is Patty?

Okay, dawn is breaking over here. Need to get on with the day.
DS2 has run into the dreaded asbestos in his reno of the rental house. He and g/f are dolled up like white ghosts with facemasks and on the way out again. He's come to borrow my old hose and my old vaccuum cleaner - neither of which I will get back since they may be carrying dust. He is armed with a huge stack of thick black plastic bags and tape to seal them, she is armed with the hose attachments and the hose for spraying him and the asbestos bits down. All we need now is Mike Holmes to do an inspection. Bring him on.

I have run out of coffee bags and need to buy another tarp for the remaining gravel so I had better go and get on with my day. Part way through a purge in my wardrobe. I can do some more of that before the shops open. The cat appears to be considering a move to the other bedroom since she might get tossed with the clothes in mine. I'm coming back as a spoilt madam cat in my next life.

Shad
09-08-2012, 03:51 PM
And Mel sneaked in on me. I might have known she was there.

upswife
09-08-2012, 05:40 PM
Good Afternoon ladies! I am here, just worked last night and today. I took advantage of the fact that I am closing today. DH and I slept in…Both have had headaches today, but mine is sinus related. With the cooler weather, I finally turned the air off and opened the windows but it does a doosey on my allergies. Nothing else new is going on, working tomorrow and Monday, then Tuesday is super busy. I have a playdate for DD3, a cross country meet, then curriculum night for DD1. Not sure what I will be doing for dinner, something fast and easy….maybe breakfast for dinner.
Michelle, Annie, Laura~hope you all are having a blast! Wish I could have joined you, but with closing tonight and opening tomorrow a drive up to MP is a little too far!

Michelle~many hugs to you! I am so sorry about everything you are going thru, but I agree with the others and sometimes you need to go with your gut.

Shad~I don’t know how you are doing all your projects. I keep thinking about everything I need to get done and the pain I get in my back…Whew, but then I also have a 3 yo that makes all my projects twice as long because she “helps”

Melody~Glad you and Shad have “put the world to rights” A good friend on the other end of the line can change your entire outlook.

Happy~ don’t work too hard! Prayers for your Mom and her treatment.

Cee jay~be safe on your trip! And good for you for standing up for yourself!!

Ok, guess I should get back to work. Luv and Hugs ladies!!

annie175
09-08-2012, 09:44 PM
Good Evening Everyone.

What a beautiful day in Chicago. I must tell you, those of you that could not be with Chelle, Laura and I, you missed a lovely day getting to know each other in person. We have some very awesome worldlie sisters, girls. Laura thank you for being such a great hostess. I loved the pizza. Curtis will have to try it tomorrow. He was in bed by the time I got home. Sassy missed me as I did her, she was such the lover puppy when I got home. Coal is so very handsome. He is lucky to have you and DH for parents. Chelle, Jane was very good company also.

Hello to all the chicklets...I am going to kick back with Miss Sass now.

Loves and Hugs.

annie175
09-08-2012, 10:00 PM
A great worldlie day!!

Shad
09-09-2012, 12:19 AM
Okay, here goes with the finished project.

It used to look like like the back half of this photo

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Then I dug it out and the pile of gravel arrived

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So I put it in along with some pavers

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And now it looks like this

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Designed by Shad
Labour by Shad
Financials by Shad
Project Managed by Shad
Supervised by the cat, usually while horizontal on the driveway

Shad
09-09-2012, 12:26 AM
That's a good looking bunch of girls living it up in Chicago. Well done chicks

diyana
09-09-2012, 01:04 AM
I had such a great time with Laura and Annie! Thank you, Laura, for being such a great hostess! Your home is almost as beautiful as you are! Annie, it means so very much to me that you were willing to drive so far just to help me celebrate my birthday. I love you both!

Shad - A big well done to you on completing such a great project! It looks fabulous! :bravo:

Now that I am officially a year older, I'd better go get some rest.


Much love and many hugs to all,

MELODY525
09-09-2012, 07:51 AM
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WOW!! GREAT TO SEE THE THREE OF YOU TOGETHER!!
I ASM SO GLAD YOU POSTED A PIC.
GLAD YOU ARE ALL HOME SAFE & SOUND.
THOUGHT I MIGHT HAVE TO GATHERE THE REST OF THE CHICKS
AND COME & BAIL YOU OUT OF JAIL:cheers:
I THINK THIS ENDED UP BEING PERFECT TIMING!!:encore:


WILL BE RIGHT BACK......GOTTA GO AND READ POSTS.

MELODY525
09-09-2012, 08:09 AM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN MICHELLE....HOPE TODAY WILL BE A VERY HAPPY DAY FOR YOU FILLED WITH YESTERDAY'S MEMORIES:hb:





SHAD......DIDN'T YOU FEEL ME BREATHING DOWN YOUR NECK YESTERDAY?
WHEN I CAME BACK LATER, I LAUGHED WHEN I SAW YOUR POST.
BTW....LOVED THE PICS....THAT PILE OF ROCKS WAS A GOOD SZE:lol3: :lol3:
TELL DS2 YOU WON'T LET HIM PLAY WITH YOUR POWER TOOLS IF HE MAKES JOKES.:rofl:
IT'S EXACTLY THE WAY YOU DESCRIBED IT ON THE PHONE.
LOOKS GREAT AND SO NEAT! GOOD JOB.
I COULD USE MISS PUSS HERE TO SUPERVISE, THEN I COULD VACATION :beach:



ELLEN....HOPE YOU & THE DH GOT RID OF THE HEADACHES.
I CRY JUST THINKING ABOUT OPENING MY WINDOWS:cry:
MAYBE SOMETIME IN NOVEMBER!!! OR WHEN SNOW FLIES :ginger:
YOUR SCHEDULE IS AMAZING :faint:




ANNIE....GLAD YOU GOT HOME OK:hug:
THANKS FOR THE PIC. 3 BEAUTIFUL SISTERS TOGETHER AT LAST :grouphug:
so where's my pizza????http://th852.photobucket.com/albums/ab83/Tiger_885/th_smiley_emoticons_pizza.gif

happy2bme
09-09-2012, 10:42 AM
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A very happy birthday to you Michelle. I second that comment that you have lots of leftover goodness in you today from yesterday's Worldlie Powwow. What a great picture of the 3 of you. Wish I could have been there. Now that you've hit your fabulous decade (and it will be fabulous) I hope that the rest of the year will be full of good things for you. It is a weekend isn't it? So make some fun for yourself today.

Mel - was most surprised to see that there were not one but 2 tornadoes up your way :yikes: Did you do the duck and cover???? Loved the penguin birthday pic.

Shad - VERY nice job on the new bin storage facility. I think the stones look so much nicer than grass or just pavers. I think you and DH would make fast work of clearing out the back lot here - bring gloves and work clothes when you come :rofl: Isn't it funny how there is always more stones / dirt / sand than you thought you needed, even after careful measurement. I am fascinated by the orchid baskets hanging from your tree. I'm used to seeing bird feeders instead. Are you taking a rest today after your hard work?

No rest for Ellen. Good heavens woman, you sure are one busy lady and I suppose as the kids grow, you have even more directions to head off in. Thank you for your prayers.

Annie - thanks for posting the picture. Was great to see all of you. I just bet you had the most wonderful time. Too bad you had such a long drive, otherwise you could have spend all day and evening I'm sure. Had I still been living down the road from Laura, we could have turned it into a pajama party :lol:

Ceejay - you know, I do sort of miss those thunderstorms down south. I always said that it sure does know how to rain good down there - never seen it rain so hard in my life as it does in Memphis. Are you still getting the heat?

Laura - when I saw your picture I was thinking you bear a striking resemblance to the girl who was John Travolta's dance partner in Saturday Night Fever (which I just watched again a few weeks ago). Glad you had a good time together, it's nice to put faces to everyone. I think up to this point I've only seen your hair :lol:

Worked from 9:30 to 6 yesterday. The owner didn't think we'd be that busy but she was wrong. We were just about as busy as the first day I started, the day before Labor Day when everyone was crusing town. I sat down for 10 minute while I sat in my car and scarfed down a couple of bites of lunch. Came home completely wiped out. Told them that's why I only want to work 3 days a week. It's just so physically tiring that you don't get anything else done. I am working 5 days this coming week also but after that it should ease up a bit. We are doing way better in sales this year than last year at this time. I said that's because word got out about the fabulously entertaining new sales clerk who is chatting up the customers ;) :rofl: Actually I love talking with the people. Most of the folks are very very nice and it's good to get some socializing going on.

I am off today and I have to go out and see how my garden is doing. Probably time to shut it down. We hit temps in the mid 30's the last few nights. Decided not to tarp the plants because as DH says, no one else is tarping them and it means going out every night and covering them and then opening them up each morning because it gets pretty hot in there once the sun hits it. Also there's alot of dew overnight so it's pretty wet and messy. I will see how things are going and we might take out some plants. The grape tomatoes are doing fine, if I have enough ripening tomatoes I might make another batch of sauce to freeze. I think the cucumbers are about done for the season but the bell peppers seem to favor the cooler weather. The trees are starting to turn yellow, we should be getting some color in the next week or two as the local towns schedule their fall festivals. The good thing about working all these hours is I have a big paycheck to spend :lol: But the crown that broke on my tooth last fall (which I haven't done anything with :o ) appears to be crumbling now so I'd better check out the insurance and a dentist.

Hope you all have a nice Sunday.

MELODY525
09-09-2012, 10:49 AM
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CAN I TRY THIS AGAIN?? HAD TO QUICKLY POST BEFORE SO I WOULD LOSE IT. ANOTHER CALL CAME IN FOR FOR ANOTHER SENIOR. THE FIRST ONE WAS AT 4:13 AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THEN THE NEXT WAS 7:20 AND THEN 8:09.
CAME BACK HERE AND THEN ANOTHER ONE WENT OFF AT 9:50!
HOW I WISH THESE PEOPLE WOULD USE THEIR AIR-CONS!!!!!:tantrum:
tHE HUMIDITY HERE HAS BEEN TERRIBLE. THICK AS MOLASSES.
I COULDN'T EVEN STAY OUTSIDE FOR 5 MINUTES LET ALONE LIVE WITH NO A/C....WHAT ARE THEY THINKING?

THE FUNNY THING IS THAT THE COP ALL THESE TIMES HAS BEEN THE SAME. WE'VE BEEN JOKING AROUND ABOUT NOT MEETING LIKE THIS. HE WENT TO SCHOOL WITH JEN. HE JUST GAVE ME A BIG HUG. TOLD ME TO REST AND HOW GOOD IT IS TO SEE ME LOOKING SO WELL. SAID "THAT'S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE"....? IS HE HAPPY TO SEE ME WELL? OR GLAD I CAN STILL ANSWER THE ALARMS?!?! :lol3: :lol3:
THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN VERY EMOTIONAL LATELY. THEY'RE GONNA MAKE ME CRY :cry:

ANYWAY...I AM GOING TO GET SOME BREAKFAST AND REST.
TUMMY IS RUMBLING AND THINKS MY THROAT HAS BEEN CUT!! WHERE'S THE FOOD?!?!?!? :rofl:

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY DAY:encore:

MELODY525
09-09-2012, 10:53 AM
:wave: WAVING FRANTICALLY AT HAPPY!!! HELLO LUV!!!
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE GARDEN AND THE TEMPS :ginger:
WE ARE DYING OF THE HEAT OVER HERE.
WE HAD WARNINGS OF HIGH WINDS AND POSSIBLE TORNADOES.
USUALLY BECAUSE OF THE HUDSON RIVER AREA.
SCARED ME SO BAD WITH THE CRASHING SOUNDS THAT I WENT TO BED EARLY. WIMP!!!
GLAD YOU GET TO SOCIALIZE. IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF RETIREMENT. KEEPING SOCIAL.
OTHERWISE DEPRESSION CAN SEEP IN WHEN YOU'RE NOT LOOKING.
I SHOVE THE OLD GALS AND GENTS OUT ALL THE TIME. LOL
HOPE YOU GET TO REST UP AND IT SLOWS DOWN A BIT....WELL NOT TOO MUCH CAUSE YOU WANT THE JOB!! ROFLMAO
HAVE A SUPER DAY.:hug:

Laura705
09-09-2012, 11:52 AM
Just a quick post from my phone.

Happy birthday Michelle!! Sorry your candle Went out on the breezy patio, but at least you got one wish in at the restaurant!!
:bday2:

I'm so glad we had such a nice day for Michelle & Annie to drive to Chicago & visit. I'm so glad we got to meet face-to-face, and I had a great time! Just went by so quickly!! Thanks for posting the photo Annie, (Michelle, thank Jane for being our photographer.)

Back later I hope for personals. Enjoy your day/ evening ladies!!

happy2bme
09-09-2012, 12:27 PM
So where did you go eat? I have to live vicarously through you ladies :hungry:

happy2bme
09-09-2012, 12:28 PM
Sorry I missed you Mel :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:

annie175
09-09-2012, 02:36 PM
Happy....we went to Lou Malnati's Pizza...so stinkin' yummy.

Shad...fabulous job on the yard project. Kudos.

CHELLE...happy happy birthday sista!

Laura...wish we had more time.

MELLIE...stinkin' alarms..shall I sneak in and take the batteries out?

Just having a lazy day!

Hello to all the worldlies.

Loves and hugs.

upswife
09-09-2012, 02:59 PM
I'm here ladies, just trying to get some work done. Will try to post b4 I leave, but we will have to see how the rest of the day goes.

Luv and Hugs!!

diyana
09-09-2012, 03:34 PM
Hi ladies -

My friend Jane and I went to the beach for a couple hours. It was a little cool and breezy, but I got a nice nap in to make up for another night of very little sleep. I'm home now, and doing laundry before I settle in to watch the Packer game.

I had such a nice time yesterday! And this has been a better birthday weekend than I thought it would be....all things considered.

I miss my hubby a lot...and wish I could just talk to him to know where things stand.

Sorry....I don't mean to be a downer. I love you all so much, and am so very grateful for your love and support, and birthday wishes.

Hugs,

happy2bme
09-09-2012, 10:57 PM
Yummmmm... pizza :jeno::jeno::jeno::jeno: The most decent pizza place up here closed down a while ago. :(

Had a nice day off. We went into town because DH wanted to get an Italian Beef from the hot dog place across from where I work. I stopped in at the shop and wouldn't you know it, was dead as could be. Why do I get to work the busy days???? Good news is that the frozen yogurt machine is shut down for the season. I will miss the lemon tart tho but will not miss cleaning it. I swear it messes itself up. We stopped up at my cousin's - haven't seen them for about 2 weeks and had a nice visit. Then we went over to the casino. DH made a few bucks, I spent more than I should but still stayed within budget. Funny now that I work so hard for a much smaller paycheck I look at everything with "I have to work x number of hours to pay for this... do I really want it?" :lol: I'm still looking for a decent hair salon. Was going to try the Aveda salon in town but they are probably the priciest one in town tho I think I'll get a better hair cut. Might give them one try tho.

I guess Mom is driving my sister crazy (she is recouperating at her house). Came home to a phone message that she is packing her up and driving up to my house tomorrow :rofl: Ha ha - joke's on her since I'll be working and not home :lol3: Just kidding. I feel for them both. We'll see if Mom want to come up in a few weeks for a visit. If she waits too much longer she might as well spend Christmas with us ;) Maybe I could convince hubby to get that 12 foot real tree that would fit just nicely with our open ceiling. Heaven knows I have enough decorations for it. Oh wait - sorry Shad, not supposed to be talking about those things quite yet :o

Michelle - glad you had a good birthday weekend for the most part. Sorry hubby did not call (or maybe he did after you posted) - in any event, probably better to have some time to think as sometimes we get all wired up over something and calm down after a few days - best to have your conversations face to face as difficult as that can be sometimes. Also sorry your beloved Packers lost today (at least I think they did - not paying attention to the game or the update DH whispered to me :sssh: ) I hope you get some rest tonight so you can be fresh for work tomorrow morning. When is everyone supposed to arrive back from California?

Hi Ellen :wave:

Annie - Sassy is soooooooooooooooo cute. She she's part weenie too? It shows in her face - she has more of a dachhound ???? than chihuahua face - geez woman why did you get a mix of the hardest breeds to spell - whatzamadder with lab, boxer, shepard, Hines 57 :rofl: Anyway love your FB pics. So cute. You have alot of cuteness in your life this year :hug:

Mel - I hope those seniors behaved themselves. I have no answers for how to entice them to use the air conditioning as they are faster with excuses (too expensive, don't like the wind blowing on them, it makes noise, yadda yadda). My sister kept telling my Mom she did not want to read in paper about her being found passed out on the floor in a stiffling house. My mom's big on box fans and breezes. :rolleyes:

It it so hard to believe that some of you are suffering from the stifling heat. I am sitting here with flannel pjs (tho they are capris) and a robe on. Seems like summer was long ago although I think Wednesday we are supposed to have a last burst of heat. I went into the garden this morning and picked 6 cucumbers, 4 green bell peppers, a whole bowl of grape tomatoes and a bunch of jalapenos and another big bowl of regular tomatoes. I guess I'll make a tomato avocado salsa with the grape tomatoes and another batch of sauce with the regular tomatoes. I really don't like the beefeater ones I got. They are huge and seem to be misshapen. Oh and I am thrilled to see that my arugula (rocket) reseeded itself and I have all these tiny plants coming up. That should do well in the cool weather and we'll be having tasty rocket again. DH likes it with a simple lemon viniagrette.

Anyway I am yawning away so I'd better get to bed. Will at least sleep good with the cold weather and pillows. Night all...

Shad
09-10-2012, 07:05 AM
Don't believe this. I forgot to post this morning. I did start but obviously forgot to finish. There you go. I must be getting old.

Time being what it is now, I'll post proper in the morning.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zznight all

MELODY525
09-10-2012, 07:41 AM
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MORNING CHICKS

wOKE UP A BIT LATE. NEED TO GET DRESSED AND GO TO THE OFFICE.
BOSS IS COMING IN EARLY & LEAVING EARLY. LOTS TO TELL HER.
YESTERDAY WAS ALMOST A REPEAT OF SATURDAY.
POOR OLD SODS WENT IN & OUT THE FRONT DOOR LIKE THEY WERE JET PROPELLED.
mOST OF THEM CAME HOME AFTER AN IV DRIP.
THEY'RE JUST DEHYDRATED WITH THE HEAT.
NOTHING NEW WITH ME.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK:moped:




LAURA....GLAD YOU HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME.
LOVED THE PICTURE.



ANNIE....I BET SASSY IS GLAD TO HAVE YOU HOME...CURTIS TOO.
HOPE JAKE IS FEELING BETTER BY NOW. :hug:




ELLEN....ARE WE WAVING GOODBYE TO YOU FOR WORK? :wave:




MICHELLE....I AM GLAD THE GIRLS WERE THERE FOR YOU. JANE TOO.
I KNOW THE FEELING OF NEEDING ANSWERS SO YOU KNOW WHAT DIRECTION YOU'RE GOING IN:hug: STAY AS STRONG AS YOU CAN.




HAPPY....READING YOUR POST MADE ME LAUGH AT THE PHONE MESSAGE FROM SIS.
OMG....TOO FRASSING FUNNY.....AND I KNOW THE FEELING!! ROFLMAO
WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR WEATHER, A FEW TIMES I WENT TO
MY WINDOW & OPENED IT JUST TO MAKE SURE IT WAS STILL HOT HERE!
THIS WEEK WILL BE IN THE 70's & A LITTLE LESS HUMID. SO THEY SAY.
HOPE MOM RECOVERS FAST AND CAN BE ON HER OWN SOON.
IT MUST BE DRIVING HER NUTS TO FACE THE AGIONG PROCESS.
I KNOW I AM NOT LIKING IT MUCH
LAST TIME DR WAS HERE WE SERIOUSLY TALKED ABOUT DENIAL.
YOUR POOR GARDEN WILL JUST FREEZE WHAT IS LEFT SOON.
ARE THE ANIMALS DISAPPEARING NOW?
WATCH OUT FOR HUNGRY BEARS!!!




SHAD.....YOU'RE SO BUSY YOU'LL FORGET TO EAT!
GOING BACK TO WORK WILL BE A BREEZE COMPARED TO THESE ROCKY TASKS!

upswife
09-10-2012, 07:55 AM
Good morning Chikies! Nothing much going on today. I may have to drive my mom to the car shop. But I am hoping they took my advice and drove it over yesterday. Need to work on a little laundry, and balance the checkbook, then work tonight. Need lots of sales, with my time off and the holiday this is going to be a very small check! Nothing I can do about it now…will just have to manage.

Ok need to get these kids off…I keep getting the “teenager Huff” from my son, ll I did was tell him to make his bed and keep his door open. LOL I don’t know what I am going too do…pretty soon I will have 3 teenagers!!:yikes:

ceejay52
09-10-2012, 09:06 AM
Morning,

Happy
Think we're getting some of your cool air this morning. A nice 55 degree's. I'm loving it. The store may have been only while you were there.

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Came to work this morning and some of the furniture was rearranged. Guess the boss is in his rearranging mood again.
Had a nice visit with a couple of cousins this week end. Checked in on a friend who had colon surgery to remove cancer.
More later.

happy2bme
09-10-2012, 09:15 AM
Morning ladies,

Got a quick call from Sis - Mom's back in the hospital again. Wheezing and breathing difficulty. Could be congestive heart failure (hope not), it's also exactly the side effects of the new med they gave her to keep her heart back in rhythm. Sis is mad because Mom was feeling wheezy and short of breath ever since she came home (last FRIDAY) and didn't say anything about it until S woke up at 3am and decided to check on Mom who was up all night stressing out. Wasn't until S asked her what was wrong that she said she thought she should go back to the hospital. OMG. Some prayers would be appreciated. My Dad went through congestive heart failure. It is awful. There's no way she can stay by herself if that's the case. But we will see...

Anyway I can't do personals. Gotta work today and I'm already running late. They depend on me to open up the store now so I can't be late.

Will talk later.

diyana
09-10-2012, 09:15 AM
Happy - I'm saying prayers and healing wishes for your Mom.

And sending much love and appreciation to all you wonderful chicks.

I don't feel much like talking/typing. Nothing's new here. Haven't heard from him since a text on Thursday night. His mom has been freaking out trying to reach him. Selfish b*stard hasn't even called her. His sister is keeping DMIL and her stuff in California for the foreseeable future until he and I work things out and our situation is more stable one way or another. She told me to cancel the moving truck, because if we didn't cancel it 24 hours in advance, we're liable for the entire $1,600 fee.

Both DMIL and DSIL believe that I'm blowing this way out of proportion. How can people fall in love via email? How can they fall in love when they live over 2000 miles apart? blah blah blah. It's my inattention and now mistrust that's driving us apart.

Anyway, since he's not driving back, he'll probably stay in CA for the rest of this week. I have no idea when he'll be coming back. If he were a good guy, he'd come back mid-week so we could talk about things....but knowing how much he hates conflict and will do anything including lie to avoid it, I expect he may not get back until Sunday night. I do know that if he doesn't go back to work a week from today, he'll lose his job. Or maybe he's making plans to move back to CA.....I just don't know.

I'm sorry to be a downer. I hate bringing everyone down; you all have your own stuff you're going through. Perhaps I should just stay offline for awhile.

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
09-10-2012, 11:23 AM
Morning all. Lovely sunny cool day today and I'm here at work. Boo.

Mel - Sorry your weekend was so frantic with the dehydrated seniors being taken to the hospital. How horrible. If they weren't already sick I imagine you'd just want to shake them and scream at them to drink water and use their bloody AC for Pete's sake!

Shad - Congrats on completing your project. That's a nice improvement. What a pile of rock you had there - and you still have some left. Will you have to move it elsewhere until you find a use for it??

Michelle - Huh, rather irresponsible behavior on your hub's part, and then to have insult on top of injury with your in-laws' opinions re this situation. Might be time to build up a good strong rage. No, that wouldn't be productive right now. Better this - hope you've gotten enough rest & are ready to go back to work. Hopefully you can focus and benefit from the distraction of it. :hug: It must be so hard to be in this limbo right now, but you can get through this, I know you can!! :hug: Don't stay offline if you don't want to - we're here for you! :grouphug:

Happy - Glad your mother's procedure went well and without complication, but I'm sorry to hear that her new med has been causing her problems (sure hope it's not congestive heart failure!). I will send some good thoughts that this gets straightened out quickly. Glad you had a pleasant Sunday, hope your workweek is a calm one. :)

Ceejay - Glad you're enjoying some cooler weather down south. My mum is also enjoying it, and today she's going to the Japanese garden in Springfield.

Ellen - Sounds like a nice calm day - once you get the kids off to school, that is. :D Oh, teenagers - that's scary! :eek:

Hellos to Annie, Patty & Mary. :wave:
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Nothing much to report. Had a lazy day yesterday. Went to return bf's mum's car to her and on the way back, we stopped at a church festival because we saw a petting zoo - little goats, a llama (alpaca??), a bull (!), a porcupine (not part of the petting, he was in a pen by himself). Then there were some classic cars there too, so of course we had to check those out (I'd have thought bf had enough of that the day before, but no).

Rest of the day was uneventful. I did a load of laundry in the evening and of course forgot to hang it to dry. I'll probably have to run it through another rinse cycle to get the wrinkles out...

I found the papers I'd been looking for - all in a labeled file folder in the office, but way at the back of a box of files, so I missed the first two times I went through them. Third time's a charm! ;) I'm relieved about that and hopefully it has the info I need.

That's about it for me, so I'll post and get on with the day. I think this is the last day the boss is in the office for the week, or it might be that she'll be in tomorrow but occupied with a visitor all day, and then on Wed she'll be out for the rest of the week and part of next. Anyway, today might be a flurry of hurrying to finish up outstandings...we'll see.

TTFN!
:spin::spin::spin::spin::spin::spin::spin::spin:

diyana
09-10-2012, 12:14 PM
Laura - So cool about the petting zoo. I love those! And I've pet porcupines...they're actually pretty soft as long as you pet with the grain and not against it. :rofl: I had a funny thought about the porcupine....not sure I'd need to see one because I've got a big enough prick in my life right now. :rofl: :rofl: My feelings toward him range from rage and disgust and betrayal to love, and remorse at what I've done/didn't do to contribute to the situation, etc. This limbo sucks.

annie175
09-10-2012, 02:08 PM
GOod Morning All...

Took me all day to get in here. I tell you this work internet is awful. So stinkin' slow it times everything out. Anyway...

Didn't do much yesterday. Curtis had to go to one of his Walmarts and pull up bread. (Put it out from the back). So I did a bit of grocery shopping. Only spent 52 bucks on stuff I THOUGHT I needed at the time. lol. Lazed around all afternoon with C and Sas watching football games. Altho C and S slept through most of the boring Colts game.

Sassy did miss me a bunch and just loved and loved on me Saturday night. She will probably be mad as this is the first full day she has had to stay home by herself. I hate it and it breaks my heart. Might try to work something out with sissy for day time care for her.

LAURA...congrats on da bears win over the Colts. Bears are my second favorite as is the Broncos (Peyton), and Green Bay. Thanks again for the lovely Saturday.

CHELLE...you are not bringing me down at all. I just feel for you tho as I have lived through infidelity and stayed and additional 8 years because of the kids and false hopes and promises from the idiot. I finally decided to live for me and pick myself up and go, so I went, and now look life is so much better. Do what YOU need to do, just don't waste precious time on his selfish ways. THe answer is right in front of you. No contact pretty much says a lot. No matter what you did or didn't do does not warrent his actions. hugs xoxo

HAPPY...OMGoodness...prayers for your momma and family. Healing prayers! Not supposed to go into work when you are not scheduled to go into work. You are as bad as I am when I worked at CVS. Silly Sister.

CEEG...don't close your eyes when you walk through the rearranged office, you might trip yourself up and get hurt.

MELLIE...sounds like the seniors just get bored and act out. Maybe they need the rolling pin action on their heads.

ELLEN...I love how you say nothing new or going on..then go into this paragraph of this and that about kids, work, mom, DH...etc. What a hoot!

SHAD...all the yard work you are doing it is no wonder you cannot remember to post and ready to hit the hay...hope you slept well.

That is about it for me! Hello to all. Have a great day/night.

Loves and HUgs

ceejay52
09-10-2012, 05:37 PM
Laura
I like petting zoo's. glad the porcupine was in a cage by itself.

Michelle
Hugs.

Annie
Sassy is so adorable.

Happy
Sending you mom good vibes.

Shad
I like what you've done in the yard. Do you have any more projects line up.

Mel and Ellen :wave:

I have had a busy morning. I'm tired and want to go home.

Shad
09-10-2012, 06:24 PM
Morning all,
Slept in this morning. Actually I woke up at the normal time - bladder time - and then went back to bed and to sleep. So I am running behind the 8 ball today although I haven't got a great list lined up yet. Might just run the duster and sweeper around the house and get on with the wardrobe until the sun goes off the vege garden and then I can get on with getting that fertilised and new area ready to get the poor little seedling plants bedded in.

Michelle - no need to disappear off the thread. You need outlets to rant and rave at this time. Personally I think I would hold onto my anger, change the locks and get on with living my life and making the best of it for me. Doesn't appear that any of his family are going to make it easier for you either.

Happy - We may end up turning you into a day fowl rather than a night owl with this opening of the shop. My friend the lolly shop keeper! :rofl: Don't mind a bit of fresh popcorn myself, however once it gets cold, I am no longer interested.

Annie - You must have the biggest heart in town, just gets bigger the more you have to love. Enjoy the dog. I loved the picture of her in a bun, but what happened to the onions, sauce and mustard?

Ellen - have you made plans for when the kids grow up and go off on their own life journeys? Will you then don the slippers and pass out in the armchair?

Ceejay - yes I have several more projects lined up. But at the moment, I have to forget the two I was going to tackle next until I get the crushed bricks inside the yard and moved to a permanent position. I was hoping not to have to dig for a while, but now I will make a start on the other side of the driveway and put in some drainage and weed mat there and do some more to the garden that DS2 and I started building so long ago. That will work in with the gravel as well.

Laura - sounds like you had a good time with the girls over the weekend. I like the petting zoos as well but only as long as they are well supervised. Some of the kids get a little 'excited' over the little animals and do not behave very well. They need to have a few facts of life 'explained' to them. Having said that, many parents are actually very good with them and the pets. I should not denounce the entire human population even if I wouldn't mind getting rid of about half of them.

Mel - you and me both got up late this morning. Ha Ha :lol3: But you have more excuse than me. All those alarms. Seems like you should have put revolving doors in rather than sliding doors in the foyer.

Speaking of alarms. I got a text message on my phone last night to tell me that I had won 900,000 British pounds because my number got pulled out of a hat (yeah right) and they needed my details. Funnily enough they even asked for my phone number (didn't they just pull it out of a hat?). So I checked out the number from which the call had come and low and behold it comes from one of the African States. Just another hoax now coming to your phone. No doubt some poor idiot will be stupid enough to answer it. Do not acknowledge it, if one should land up on your phone. Just a friendly warning.

Okay, better get into some clothes, dust, sweep and take all the crap out of the wardrobe and get rid of some of it. Then onto the vege garden and then plan out some drainage along the driveway and path. Back later.

diyana
09-10-2012, 07:21 PM
hi everyone -

I heard from him. He didn't have signal in Yosemite....which is true the signal can be spotty. They didn't have sex, and I believe that too. She spent the weekend talking with him and convincing him that he should work on our marriage. And knowing her...I do believe that.

Anyway, we agreed we have a lot to discuss when he gets home. DMIL will not be moving in with us now, and maybe not ever. Probably for the best at least until we know if our marriage will work. He and I need some time to talk and work things out...and if we can save our marriage, great. If not...then we move on with life.

I know you all might be thinking I'm too gullible or delusional...but really I'm not. I believe what he told me about this weekend...because I know what the woman is like. Anyway, I believe him. He's going to try and get home as soon as he can. Hopefully, the ticket won't cost him thousands of dollars.

As I said...he and I have a lot to discuss, and hopefully we can do so honestly and in a civil manner.

I'm not being delusional. I'm being realistic. And I'm willing to work on our marriage if he is.

Love and hugs,

MELODY525
09-11-2012, 08:27 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS

THE OTHER NIGHT I GOT UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO ALMOST 80 DEGREES.
LAST NIGHT IT WAS 55!!:brr: WHY DID I LEAVE MY WINDOWS OPENED????
GUESS THE EXTREME SUMMER HEAT IS OVER HERE ON THE EAST COAST.
WAS A QUIET DAY YESTERDAY AND SHORT.
HOPING TODAY IS THE SAME.
SPENT TIME WITH JEN AND THAT'S ALL I DID.
HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:




ELLEN....3 TEENAGERS?!?! :cry: YOU HAVE ALL MY PRAYERS:rofl:
I THOUGHT ONE WAS BAD. HOPE MOM IS DOING WELL TOO.




CEEJAY....GLD YOU HAD A NICE WEEKEND.
HOPE THE FRIEND WITH THE SURGERY IS DOING OK.
DID YOU SURVIVE THE BUSY MORNING??




HAPPY.....I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOTHER.
PRAYERS AND GOOD THOUGHTS HEADING OUT HER WAY:hug:
HOPE THERE IS BETTER NEWS WHEN YOUR SISTER CALLS.
HUGS FOR BOTH OF YOU TOO :hug:
KEEP US POSTED. TAKE CARE AT WORK ALSO.




MICHELLE....THE TIME FOR YOU TO HAVE FRIENDS IS NOW.
DON'T ISOLATE YOURSELF.
I DID THAT ONECE AND IT WAS AWFUL.
ONLY HURTS YOURSELF MORE. REACH OUT TO FRIENDS AND KEEP CONNECTED.
ONE WAY OR THE OTHER IT WILL BE WHAT IT WILL BE.
TRY TO BE STRONG UNTIL IT IS TIME TO MAKE A DECISION.
THAT'S THE BEST YOU CAN DO. SENDING LOVE & HUGS :hug:
PART 2: MICHELLE...YOU DO WHAT IS IN YOUR HEART AND DO NOT WORRY ABOUT WHAT WE OR ANYONE ELSE THINKS. THAT'S AN ORDER!! YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO NOT US. YOU LIVE THERE.
NOW CALM YOURSELF DOWN AND DON'T LET HYSTERIA RUN YOUR TALKS.
KEEP THE DRAMA MINIMAL IF POSSIBLE.
WILL BE PRAYING THAT IT ALL GOES WELL AND YOU BOTH FIND AN EASY PATH:hug:




LAURA....HURRY UP AND FINISH THE OUTSTANDING!!
THEN YOU CAN "VACATION" WHILE THE BOSS IS AWAY :rofl:
I KNOW YOU REALLY CAN'T DO THAT BUT IT SOUNDED GOOD.
I LOVE CLASSIC CARS. THEY SMELL SO GOD STILL!!
THAT'S WHEN CARS WERE REALLY CARS AND NOT THESE TINNY SARDINE CANS THEY CALL CARS. :scooter:




ANNIE...MAYBE I SHOULD GET THE OLD ROLLING PIN OUT :rollpin:
POOR SASSY GIRL. SHE WILL GET USED TO YOU WORKING SOON.
BUT I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL MISS SOFTY....JEN & I DO THAT WITH THE CAT.
I WAS SOOOO BAD LEAVING MY BIRD!! SITTING HERE CHUCKLING.




SHAD....THESE PHONE GUYS ARE A REAL PAIN.
THEY KEEP CALLING THE SENIORS ON LANDLINES.
YOU WOULD THINK THE SENIORS BY NOW WOULD BE WISE. BUT THEY LOVE FREE STUFF:lol3:
THANK GOD ONLY A VERY FEW OF THEM HAVE COMPUTERS!!
IMAGINE MY LIFE IF THEY DID????
YOU COULD USE A LIE IN AND I'M GLAD WE BOTH HAD ONE:cloud9:

happy2bme
09-11-2012, 09:08 AM
Good morning ladies,

Supposed to be a high of 90 degrees today and then it bumps down to the 60's tomorrow and stays that way. Cool nights in the high 30's / low 40s too. I guess this is our last kiss of summer. Best go out and get a bit of sun today. I noticed as I was leaving work yesterday that it must have been a very nice day (several customers also mentioned this). And I missed it :( I have mixed feelings about this job to be honest. I like the type of work, enjoy the interaction with people - let's face it, most of them who come in are on vacation and in a good mood anyhow :lol: But the job is SO physically tiring, I am still sore all throughout my body and wonder if I will ever get used to this. I get paid next week and it will be nice to replenish my little wad of mad money but I certainly work very hard for the money. Because it's so tiring, when I come home at night I do little else than sit and rehash the day with DH and then watch some TV or talk on the phone with my family. I have turned from a night owl into a day fowl as Shad suggests :rofl: with an early to bed, early to rise rhythm - today I work at 6:10 and while I laid in bed for a while, I got up at 7 as was unable to fall asleep. Some fresh coffee is helping me to wake up. The owners keep asking me if I like the job and will I stay - DH said I should ask if they are hoping I'll say no :D I do think they count on me so I don't want to disappoint. I think it will get easier if I only work 3 days a week.

The frustrating thing is, I eat a small breakfast - mostly yogurt, a small lunch - 1/2 a sandwich and some fruit and then have whatever DH makes for dinner which is generally well balanced. And I am on my feet and constantly moving all day long and I haven't lost a single ounce of weight :mad: Oh and I also drink more water than I did when I was home. Bah.

I did talk to Mom last night. She is tired of hospitals and wants to go home. Sis said she isn't eating much - no appetite. Sometimes I get frustrated with my Mom like when we find out she has been short of breath and wheezing for over 6 months or has had heart palpitations for over a year and neglected to tell the doctors :rant: but yesterday I had a quiet conversation with her. She does have congestive heart failure - she like me went back to what we saw my Dad suffer when he had it and it's the kind of awful thing that puts fear into your soul. The doctors reassured her that 20 years later they have made so many strides in treating this disease that it is easily controlled with medications and things like reasonable sodium restriction. I wonder to (tho she does not say) if she is coming to grips with her own mortality. My sister has born the brunt of the responsibility for her care and transport and I know she is tired though will argue you to the death if you suggest that it's time for her to get a break. I have talked with DH of going into the city to stay with her for a while. I don't think Mom is in a position travel all the way up here and stay with us for a month. Just trying to work out the logistics of it. I have to talk to the shop owner and nail her down for when she REALLY needs the 2 of us worker bees to be at the shop because they will be away. Also need to figure out what's going on with Mom. Right now she is with my sister in the south suburbs at a hospital where her doctors do not have practicing priviledges so Mom is worried how her own doctors will get briefed on her case even tho she is receiving excellent care. If she goes back home and something happens, she will be taken to the ghetto inner city hospitals unless we can convince the ambulance driver to take her to the farther out hospital on the edge of town (a 50 / 50 chance that will happen). Nothing is an easy answer. And since there is no way I will drive the highway between Madison Wisconsin into Chicago, if I come into the city, I will be dropped off and won't have a car. Most of the time probably wouldn't be able to get parking anyway since most of the single family homes now have 6 to 10people with up to 5 cars each - no longer single families but more like rooming houses which the area was never intended to support :rolleyes: Sis said no problem, she will still pick up Mom and take her to appointments and such, but if I go in, Mom gets to go home where she wants to be and it's a bit easier on all of us with someone to watch over her. And the someone to talk to and someone who will cook for her is just a big fat bonus ;) :D

Anyway, sorry to prattle on and on. These are the things going through my mind when I'm not thinking about how sore my back and feet are :lol:

diyana
09-11-2012, 09:17 AM
Awww, Happy - I'm so sorry to hear that your job is so physically taxing on you. I know for a fact that with my back I could not work at a job that involved nearly constant standing. :hug: to you. I'm also so sorry to hear about your mom's condition and the logistical hassles getting her the care she wants/needs. I'm saying prayers for her and the situation. I wish there was something more I could do or suggest. Much love to you, my dear sister.

annie175
09-11-2012, 10:28 AM
Good Morning Good Morning....a moment of silence on this 9/11 for all those victims and heros! I believe it is the 11 year anniversary. God Bless America and all the families, friends and co-workers.

Quiet evening at home. Miss Sassy ended up in bed with me and Curtis. No reason other than I love her to pieces. She is doing so well on outdoor potty training. I made a deal with Sissy so she could make some extra money. She is going to puppysit M-T/Th-F for 20 bucks a week. C will have her on his day off Wednesday. Seems funny getting up a little earlier to take the dog to a sitter. Reminds me of the days when my kids were little. lol. I know, you don't have to say it, I am obsessed with this lil girl.

CHELLE...You do what your heart tells you to do. No worries on anyone elses thoughts or feelings. If he is willing to work on it, then do it. Just make sure YOU do not make all the concessions in the relationship to make it work. He needs to be responsible for his faults too! I love ya sister, and I know this has been very hard for you. I am still sending prayers and hugs to you both. xoxo

HAPPY...the lollipop lady. lol. I am sad to hear of you momma's ailing health. I am too, praying for you and your momma and the rest of your family. This subject is very close to my heart and feel your pain. Hugs sweet sista!

SHADDIE...good for you on sleeping in. That makes like 1 time of year you do that. When is the next work project start? Or are you trying to get things done around there before you go back to work?

LAURA....How's your week going?

MELLIE....We are having 82 degree days and 55 degree nights. No humidity. How perfect. Wish I was at home instead of work. Or in the park walking the trails and having a picnic with Curtis and Sassy, and Lil Man.

ELLEN....what are the ages of your kids?

CEEG...I am with you, I am tired and want to go home also.

Everyone have a marvy day!

Loves and Hugs

Laura705
09-11-2012, 02:22 PM
Afternoon all.

Ceejay - Hope you've gotten your 2nd wind by now.

Shad - Nice you slept in for a change. Can't recall getting any scammy texts, but I did get some nasty ones a couple months ago from Mexico, and I knew this because my co-worker speaks Spanish. I asked my cell phone co if they could block the number, but no, that's an extra service you pay for. I just decided to wait til they got tired of sending them, and they did after a short time. Just didn't want to get flooded with them and end up going over my monthly text limit.

Michelle - Don't worry what others think, this is your marriage and you know in your gut what you can live with and cannot, and you will soon find out if you both want to work things out or not. Hang in there!

Mel - Glad you had a quiet day yesterday. Hope you've got another one today. Yeh, cars are definitely not what they used to be way back when.

Happy - Sorry work is so physically tiring for you - I bet 3 days a week will work out for you. I just hope it actually gets to that! I hope you work out the logistics for your mom's care. Your sister surely must need a break now. No thoughts of your mother moving closer to her or will that be a major battle sometime down the road?

Annie - Nice that Sassy will not be alone all day long, and nice that dd will earn some extra cash too! Don't know about my week, but my day today has been crummy so far - can't run a report I need and I spilled coffee on my white sweater. Good thing it's not a favorite sweater, in fact if the stain doesn't come out, I won't care all that much. So there.

Hi Ellen!
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We made fish last night but it just turned out badly and the oil bf fried it in stunk up the house. Next time around I'll prepare it and it'll be baked in the oven, grilled outside, or poached in wine/lemon. Anyway, bf had a scented candle burning, and then we turned on the hvac fan in hopes of drawing in some fresh air. Neither helped much, but we did get a laugh when I said that pretty soon it would be time for the neighborhood skunks to pass through and that they would take care of the oil odor, LOL. :D

Going to see the latest Bourne movie tonight. Bf said the first half hour is sort of hard to figure out, but the rest is good. We'll see.

TTFN

MELODY525
09-11-2012, 02:34 PM
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I WENT DOWN THIS MORNING FORGETTING IT WAS 9/11. THE SENIORS WERE IN THE COMM. ROOM WAITING FOR A POLITICIAN THAT NEVER SAID HE WAS COMING!! GUESS THEY THOUGHT HE WOULD COME HERE EVERY YEAR. SO I STAYED AND CHATTED WITH THEM FOR AWHILE.
IT WAS SUCH A TRAGEDY THAT I TOLD SHAD ONCE I WILL NEVER FORGET THE HORROR, FEAR OR THE SMELL OF THAT DAY. THE NIGHTMARE WENT ON FOR WEEKS, MONTHS. HORRIBLE. AND SO MANY LIVES LOST.
I COULD HARDLY WAIT TO GET BACK TO MY APARTMNENT.
THE QUEEN OF DENIAL IS HOME!!! LOL





HAPPY....I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MOMS DIAGNOSIS. HOPE SHE WILL FOLLOW THE NECESSARY CHANGES AND THAT YOU WILL FIND AN ANSWER TO YOUR DILEMMA. I WISH I HAD BETTER WORDS OF COMFORT. I CAN IMAGINE HOW YOU FEEL BECAUSE OF THE DISTANCE. I WOULD THINK MOM IS FACING HER OWN MORTALITY. FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IT IS NEVER EASY. SENDING YOU BOTH THE BEST THOUGHTS I CAN CONJURE UP :hug:




ANNIE....I WISH I COULD RUN AWAY WITH YOU AND CEEJAY TODAY AND SAY SCREW EVERYTHING!! ;rofl: I WOULD LOVE TO SEE JAKE AND SASSY! LOL GLAD SISSY CAN SIT SASSY!! SOUNDS LIKE THE TITLE OF A CHILDREN'S BOOK...SISSY & SASSY!! IT WILL EASE YOUR MIND.

MELODY525
09-11-2012, 02:38 PM
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LAURA...SKUNKS!! OMG TOO FUNNY!! YOU MADE ME LAUGH AND BELIEVE ME I NEEDED A GOOD LAUGH. I CAN'T WAIT TO TELL JEN CAUSE THERE IS A SKUNK LIVING NEAR OUR BLDG IN A HOLE IN THE LAWN. ON & OFF WE SMELL HIM/HER AT NIGHT. THIS WILL CRACK HER UP!! I KNEW THERE WAS A GOOD REASON I DON'T LIKE FISH!!:rofl: :rofl:

happy2bme
09-11-2012, 05:51 PM
Hi all,

Sorry I got distracted from personals. Sort of a loosey goosey day but I did get some things done. Thank you all for your good thoughts and prayers for my Mom :grouphug: She is spending another night in the hospital - much to her disgust. She just wants to go home home but Sis and I feel she is too unstable to be at her house quite yet.

Mel - hard to believe it's been 11 years. I know what you mean about not ever forgetting. There are certain moments burned in our memory forever. I most remember that my brain would not accept what my eyes were seeing. My heart goes out to all who died and I hope the families and friends of the loved ones have found peace in their hearts. And God Bless those who have worked so hard to defend our freedoms. Thank you very much for your kind words. :hug: Ok, I'm ready for the Mel 2013 Tour of the Worldlies, coming to a city near you. I will tell DH to start working on the chair ramp before the snows hit. We will have lots of fun. Shad can film since she's probably the best with a camera. I will narrate. Michelle can post it to the web. Annie will get you travel size toiletries from CVS - or did she quit that job??? Laura will sew you a nice travel bag to put those toiletries in, Ellen will plan the route navigation and Java Turtle will peak out at you if you take the long route south from your place over to see Ceejay first.

Laura - I used to smell skunks at night when I'd sit outside and smoke in AH. Used to make me VERY nervous that I'd walk out as they were passing through. The only thing I found that kills the fish smell is Mandarin (I think it's Satsuma) oil from the Body Shop. The oil you burn in one of those copper burner things. But with the abundance of wonderful seafood restaurants in your area, I'd go out for fish :lol: Enjoy your movie tonight. And no, Mom will never move out of her house on her own. I told Sis we will have to trick her.

Michelle - I sincerely hope that you and the hubster can have some honest conversations and find a point of agreement and compromise that works out best for the both of you. I hope he is in line with saving your marriage because that's what you want. Sometimes it takes a speedbump before you realize there are things you should have talked about and worked out way back on time. I do agree with the others on not selling yourself short and that's all I'm going to say. And of course you have to figure that the inlaws would be supporting their side although I think that's very unfair of them to gang up on you. It's good that DMIL is staying in CA. Sounds like you two need your privacy right now. Hope you are feeling better and getting some much needed sleep.

Annie - what a great idea to get Sassy some companionship and Sissy some extra money. Will you have a hard time waking Sassy up on cold winter mornings to go off to day care? :D Just thinking of toting kids... I'm so glad she has a great temperment. And how cool - she'd be about the size and speed of a dog I could actually walk :rofl:

Shad - lolly shop keeper... I love it! Will have to put that down as my occupation when I file my taxes next year :write: Sounds like you have the ambitious outdoor projects now that spring is here. Or are you just glad to be home long enough to actually see them to completion? Speaking of which, did DS ever finish the shed project??? I really need to get that baby gift off to you this week before Sophia starts driving.

Hi Ceejay, Mary and Patty :wave:

I think I'd better get off the computer and go figure out something for dinner. This was a week where I have lots of chicken and I'm not up for that right now. Have a nice piece of soup meat defrosting for some beef vegetable soup tomorrow. Talk to you later...

ceejay52
09-11-2012, 06:16 PM
Today I kept wondering why one of the elevated tanks wouldn't fill up. Yep another leak. It's gone up some but I'm having to watch the other elevated tank and not run it over. UGH!

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Happy
Sorry to hear that your mom is sick. Sending her good vibes for both of you. You will get used to working again. It's hard being on your feet for eight hours.

Michelle
Hope you and dh can work things out.

Mel
To funny about the seniors waiting on the politcian. Hope the rest of the week is quiet.

Laura
Don't really know which would be worse, the fish smell or the skunk smell.

Shad
I took a long nap Sunday after I got home.Sat down in the recliner and woke up at bedtime. It's always good to catch up on some sleep.

Annie
Mel is right in the names of Sassy and Sissy. It does sound like a good title.


Nothing to report except I'm off this week end. And I'm going no where and may have my house cleaned as well.

Shad
09-11-2012, 07:44 PM
Morning all,
Done an hour in the garden this morning shifting soil. This is the soil that was removed from the bin project and I dumped it on the side of the driveway and the path to the house. I have now mostly raked it over the grass trying to even out the ground over there. I've also done a load of laundry and hung it out. There is much less to do when DS2 is not often home. So now, here I sit and eat my toast with avocado, cheese and tomato and some fruit and drink my coffee while posting here. There is another 5 or 6 things on my list today and the next one off the list will probably be some shopping. I've been clearing out my wardrobe closet and there are some things I will not wear until next winter and some things I will have to diet to wear again. I will give them another year before I chuck them out. So shopping I will go for some of those plastic bins with lids so I can put them away for the season or the year. DS2 has busted the yard broom, so another one is now required. Hardware heaven, here I come.

Michelle - So pleased that at least he rang you. I remain ambivalent about the g/f. The whole thing sounds weird to me. Sounds almost like she wants to have him as a back up when things are not going right elsewhere. As far as the sex goes, I would still insist on a health check for him before normal relations resume. You certainly need time to talk. Ensure that it is calm and rational and if you feel either of you are getting overly emotional, walk away and come back when calm prevails. I don't know if you are gullible or delusional. You are the only one who can make that decision.

Gotta go. Both the home phone and the mobile have decided to spring into action. Back later to finish the personals.

MELODY525
09-12-2012, 07:57 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS
LOVELY SUNNY DAY OUTSIDE:sunny:
NICE & BRIGHT & COOL.
GOING OUT EARLY AND GET A SHORT RIDE IN.
JUST WANT TO SEE IF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS STILL THERE :lol3:
NOTHING NEW HERE.
SURPRISED JEN & I DON'T HAVE LARYNGITIS BY NOW. YAK YAK YAK
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A VERY HAPPY DAY.






HAPPY.....TTHOUGHT OF MOM THIS MORNING.
WE SPOKE ABOUT HER LAST NIGHT AND SENT GOOD THOUGHTS.:hug:
THE TRAVEL ININERARY CRACKED ME UP.
WHAT DID YOU DECIDE FOR DINNER?.
REMEMBERING WHEN I WOULD MAKE HUGE POTS.
THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIEND! LA LA LA





CEEJAY....HOPE THE LEAK GETS NO BIGGER:yikes:
IS IT GETTING FIXED??
GOOD FOR YOU WITH WEEKEND PLANS ALREADY MADE!!
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS :ginger:





SHAD....THOUGHT I WOULD SEND YOU SOME HELPhttp://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-fc/construction.gif
HOPE HE'S A GOOD WORKER BEE!!
BREAKFAST SOUNDED GOOD...OR WAS THAT LUNCH.
EITHER WAY, I'LL TAKE IT.
PHONES RINGING?? JOB OFFERS??? :rofl:
HAPPY DIGGING, RAKING AND HARWARE HEAVEN!
CAN'T WAIT TO FIND OUT WHAT ELSE YOU BOUGHT THERE.

annie175
09-12-2012, 08:52 AM
Humpity Bump Day and Trash Day!!! GOOD MORNING!!

Woke up at 1:00 am. Decided to take Miss Sassy Cakes out for a potty break. She must of needed it as she did not hesitate to dump and piddle. She got up with me at 5 and did it again. Must of been full of it. Ate her breakfast, then I put her in bed with C as this is his day off. They were both snoozing away when I left at 6:30.

Lil man is in love love love with Sassy. They are getting along great. He just giggles at her. She puts her feet on his back and licks his ear, he really belly laughs then. Too sweet.

Dinner last night was fabulous. Tried a new recipe and it rocked.

Sweet Basil and Oregano Bruschetta Chicken

1/3 cup olive oil
1 package McCormick® Gourmet Sweet
Basil & Oregano Bruschetta Chicken
2 pounds plum tomatoes, quartered
lengthwise
1 pound chicken tenders, or boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
8 ounces spaghetti or angel hair pasta
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Mix oil and Seasoning Mix in small bowl until well blended. Reserve 3 tablespoons. Place tomatoes in single layer on one side of large shallow foil-lined baking pan. Place chicken on other side of pan. Brush tomatoes then chicken generously with remaining oil mixture.2.Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and tomatoes are tender.3.Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain well. Spoon tomatoes into large bowl; coarsely chop. Add pasta, chicken, pan juices, reserved oil mixture and vinegar; toss to coat. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.I also added a little garlic and pepper. Made ghetto garlic bread to go with.

YUMMY>....

going to post this and come back for personals...fires are starting. We did get two new routers so our internet is much faster now.

Love and Hugs

ceejay52
09-12-2012, 08:56 AM
Shad
I need to go through my closets this week end and start to put away some of the summer things. And reorganize the spare bedroom closet. It's so full you can't budge any thing in there.

Mel
The night operator didn't get the tank refilled so I'm having to work on that again. My supervisor said they would look for more leaks but it may just be the new Walmart getting their stuff ready. There is more things going in out that way and more usage out of that tank. It's mainly been a back up tank.

At last a free week end to myself. However I have to get through the day and it's starting out to be a doozy.

ceejay52
09-12-2012, 08:57 AM
annie
You snuck in on me. The recipe sounds good. May try it this week end.

diyana
09-12-2012, 08:59 AM
Hi ladies -

I'm so freaking tired. I'm sleeping a little better at night (only waking up every 3 hours). I'm just tired of all the emotions...and all the freakin' chest pain. DANG! For the last week or so, it's felt like there was a knife in my chest constantly, and occasionally it gets shoved in further and twisted. I've never experienced anything like this; not when my first marriage broke up, not even when I lost my mom and dad.

I'm so hoping and praying that he'll be willing to talk and work things through. And maybe even go to couples counseling.

Speaking of counseling, I have an appointment after work today with a counselor. It's the first appointment, so I'm hoping to be able to give her a reader's digest summary of the situation so there's still time to talk about what I should do/say and how I should act on Thursday evening when he comes home.

Even though I haven't been at the company long enough to officially take time off, my boss is allowing me to take Friday off so that my husband and I can continue any discussions that are started on Thursday night and work on things straight through the weekend.

I'm sorry I've fallen so far behind on personals. I hope you all are doing well. And Happy, I hope your mother is doing better.

Sending prayers, love and hugs to all of you,

annie175
09-12-2012, 10:08 AM
CHELLE....we are the last thing you need to worry about. Just know that we are here for you always. Try not to worry about things, it is God's plan and you cannot change it. It will be what he wants it to be so worrying will not help. Just know the HE has your best interest in mind whatever the outcome.

CEEG...do not tell anyone you have the weekend free as someone will try to fill it up for you. I, too, need to go through my closets.

MELLIE...hey ya sweet cheeks...we are having fabulous weather here also, finally. 82 sunny and very little humidity. Yeah! Too bad we have to be in the office. blah! Glad you and Jen are getting quality yak time. Yakity Yak, can't go back...lol

SHADDIE...you are really $h*tting and getting on the yard work. I think I may have harvested the last of my lettuce last night. I have a ton of green tomatos waiting to turn. A few green onions and about 10 cucumbers that need to grow a bit. I may have 2 or 3 zucchini that will get growing before cold weather hits. Next spring we are going to build up the dirt a bit in both veggie gardens before planting, now that I know where the water tends to stand once watered.

HAPPY...hope your momma is doing better each day. I agree that she needs to stay in the hospital until she is a little better and mobile, will make it better for your sis. Sassy has no trouble getting up, but she is definitely not liking the dewy grass on her belly and tries to run back to the porch. I have to scoop her back up and take her out to the grass to potty. Boy, once she potties, she runs like he!! to go back into the house.

LAURA...we are on the same dinner path...I made baked fish for dinner Monday evening, it was great, then brought the leftovers for lunch yesterday. Too bad your fish got a lil to dark and crispy. boo! I believe I would rather smell burnt fish rather than a skunk. But do not want to smell either really.

Hellos to Ellen, Java and all the rest of yas!

Loves and Hugs

MELODY525
09-12-2012, 12:27 PM
OOOOOOH ANNIE....I AM IN THE MOOD FOR THIS. GLAD I AM GOING SHOPPING TOMORROW. ADDING THE INGREDIENTS TO MYMLIST RIGHT AWAY! THANKS FOR THE IDEA....GREAT FRIDAY & WEEKEND FOOD!
HAD A LAUGH AT THE BABE AND SASSY. TOO CUTE FOR WORDS.
MAYBE YOU CAN COME HERE AND POTTY TRAIN SOME OF THE SENIORS.
MAYBE I BETTER NOT LAUGH SO HARD.,...IT COULD BE ME ONE DAY :rofl: :rofl:




CEEJAY.....OH...NEVER THOUGHT OF WALMARTS NEW USAGE AMOUNTS. TOO TRUE. BETTER USAGE THAN A LEAK! :crossed: HOPE YOU CAN KEEP THE TANK TOPPED UP. YOU & SHAD ARE MOTIVATING ME TO GO THRU SOME CLOTHES THIS WEEKEND. THE LIGHTER STUFF CAN GO AWAY I THINK. ALSO SOME TO TOSS!!


MICHELLE.....WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF RIGHT NOW. WE WILL STILL BE HERE WHEN YOU ARE CALMER. GLAD YOU HAVE A 3 DAY WEEKEND AND HOPE IT GOES WELL. SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS YOUR WAY NO MATTER WHAT THE OUTCOME. ABOVE ALL TRY TO STAY SANE & KEEP THE CHEST PAIN DOWN TO A MINIMUM. TRY TO CHILL OUT:hug:




:wave: I'M LEAVING EARLY IN THE MORNING
SO I CAME BY TO SAY HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY.
JEN & I HAVE A WHOLE DAY PLANNED AND DINNER WITH RICHIE TOO.
I MIGHT NOT MAKE IT BACK HERE TILL FRIDAY.
HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

Laura705
09-12-2012, 12:29 PM
Morning all.

Annie - The fish wasn't burnt, and the remaining smell wasn't fishy, just the olive oil smell from the frying really put me off. So glad we don't fry often at all! As for the skunk smell, it fades pretty quickly once the skunks have moved on, so I'm used to it by now. Just have to make sure Coal stays inside until the smell is gone!!! Mmm, the pasta dinner sounded tasty. In the mood for pasta, just have to really watch portions. The mom & pop place we go to serves a gigantic plate of it and even though it looks like you haven't even made a dent in it, you've probably already eaten a couple portions or more!! Sounds like Sassy is everyone's little darling!!

Michelle -Chest pains are not good!! I'm so glad you're going to see a counselor and hopefully he/she will help you get your thoughts in order and experience some calmness - all this stress and lack of sleep are obviously playing havoc with your health!! :hug: Don't worry about keeping up with the personals, if I win the lottery I'll be sure to text you, lol.

Ceejay - What's worse - a leak, or Walmart using all that water??!! Nice you'll have a weekend all to yourself!! Ahhh. :)

Shad - I have to clean my closet too. Every once in a while I point out to myself that there's a whole section of clothes I never wear and they are just taking up valuable real estate (we have a typical 1950's ranch home with typical tiny closets).

Mel - Hope you get out and enjoy the outside world today! :) Love the skunk graphic!!

Happy - Nice your mom will get to go home tomorrow. So she won't ever leave the house she's in? Let the trickery begin I say, before something bad happens!! I like the itinerary you prepared for Mel. :D

:wave: Ellen
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I enjoyed the "Bourne Legacy" last night. I didn't think the first half hour was bad, just not as good as the rest of the movie. I do like Jeremy Renner - might even like him better than Matt Damon because Renner's a better actor (IMO). Saw a preview of "Red Dawn" which I imagine is a remake of the old Patrick Swayze movie. Not quite sure since I was too busy chatting with a friend during the trailer. All I needed to know is Chris Hemsworth (Thor) is in it and so I'm totally on board for seeing that one! :drool:

Went to bed too late and suddenly it was morning and I'd hit the snooze button three times! Oh well, some days are like that.

Today's my Thursday because I'm taking a vacation day on Friday and going to the Dells with a friend. Looking forward to a change of scene. :yes:

Cheers!

MELODY525
09-12-2012, 12:32 PM
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Take out the papers and the trash
Or you don't get no spendin' cash
If you don't scrub that kitchen floor
You ain't gonna rock and roll no more
Yakety yak
Don't talk back

MELODY525
09-12-2012, 12:35 PM
LAURA....YOU SNUCK IN ON ME!! OOOOH THOR!!! LOVE THAT GUY.
GLAD YOU LIKE THE MOVIE & WILL PASS THAT ON TO JEN.
I READ SOME OF THE BOURNE BOOKS AND THEY WERE GOOD.
SO MANY REMAKE MOVIES OUT. GUESS THEY RUN OUT OF IDEAS.
ENJOY YOUR LONG WEEKEND WHEN IT ARRIVES!!:beach:

happy2bme
09-12-2012, 01:18 PM
Hi ladies,

Been trying to get in her since 7 this morning.

Mom Report - since they gave her Lasix ? diuretic to get rid of the excess water now her potassium levels are too low. They still have her in the hospital, between the coumadin and the potassium, hopefully they can get her stabilized enough to get out today. They suggested followup with a visiting nurse which thankfully covered by Medicare. She is also going to switch cardiologists to the practice that is convienient for my sister which is good. Mom is in :love: with one of the young doctors she saw yesterday :kiss: :rofl: I spoke to the shop owner today who called to see how my Mom was doing (they are SO nice). She said if anything happens, not to worry, just do what I have to because family comes first. Looks like I will be heading to Chicago Tuesday or Wednesday of next week and staying 2 weeks until the 4th of October. Which means I get to help my sister celebrate her 5-0 birthday. Can't believe my little sister is 50. I guess now I'm the little sister ;) ;) Mom is very happy I am coming to stay for a while.

Farm Report - tonight we are supposed to get very close to freezing and probably will get a frost here. I harvested 2 bowls of tomatoes and will be either roasting a pan or making another batch of sauce today. Got 8 cucumbers - there's just 4 tiny ones on the vine, don't know if they will make it tho cukes like colder weather. Picked 5 small bell peppers, also have several small ones budding. Got a couple of jalapenos - not sure what I'll do with them. They aren't really hot because the weather didn't get warm enough to heat them up. One plant produces way more than we need. I might chop what I have and freeze them. I think I want to tarp the tomatoes tonight. It's overcast and we should be getting some rain - I hope it does before evening so they can get some water. I don't want them to get too cold tonight. DH will not be in favor of putting the plastic on, particularly if I am going away but if I can at least save a few more, I can take them with me to Mom's. No doubt when I come back, the garden will probably be ripped out for the season because by then farming will for sure be finished ;)

Yesterday didn't get as warm as it was supposed to - got to the mid 70's and stayed there. I did sit outside with DH for a bit and we watched the birds. I told him I thought this was pretty much going to be the last nice day before the coolness sets in for good. It stayed warm last night - so much so that we thought about putting the air conditioning on to sleep. But at some point during the wee hours of the morning, it cooled off and was 54 when I got up and pretty much stayed there. Now I need to hop in the shower, go to the post office and drop off Sophia's gift to send to you Shad, get some groceries and the rest of what I need for some soups and chili.

Mel - I love when you sing. Makes me :D really big. So nice to hear that you have a day planned with Jen and a nice dinner with the family. Hope you have a wonderful time!

Laura - visting the Dells will be fun. It's cooler now so bring a warm sweatshirt but the crowds will be down and you should be able to move about freely and enjoy the weekend. Thanks for the movie review. I've not seen any of that series, but DH likes them.

Annie - now that we have some garden experience under our belt, we'll do some things differently too - including adding more dirt to the raised beds. All in all I'd say this was a good harvest. Same for you and you had to deal with a drought. I sure wouldn't mind some 82 degree weather here, so enjoy it for me. Yes, I told Mom not to have "ants in the pants" and it's better for her to be released when stable instead of hurrying out and just having to go back in again in messed up again. And she has taken it to heart and seems to be ok with it. But perhaps she is hoping to see the cute doctor again ;) It's going to be very entertaining to hear how Sassy deals with snow if she doesn't like dewy grass :lol: Thanks for the chicken recipe - I'm going to see if I can get that seasoning at the store today. Sounds yummy.

Michelle - I'm so glad you are getting time to see a counselor on your own. It sounds like a great idea to be able to sort your feelings, decide what you want and maybe get some tips on approaching talking things over with H. Sorry you are having the chest pains - lack of sleep and stress will do that. Not a fun feeling at all. It's nice that work gave you the extra time off - good plan to have an intensive weekend as I'm sure this will be difficult. The important thing is to be able to talk - and listen to to what the other is trying to say. Falling in love is sooo much easier than staying that way :shrug: Sending you hugs and good wishes. :hug:

Ceejay - I am aware of how new home construction will put a drain (no pun intended ;) ) on water usage but never gave it a thought about how much a store would affect things. Guess your office has to keep tabs on everything going on in town. Good luck cleaning out the closet. I have a hard time with that because I really like most of the stuff in mine.

Shad - I have every intention of getting that box sent to you today. Will come back and let you know when it's on it's long journey. My apologies for not sending it sooner. Hope you are enjoying remodeling the yard :D

Hi Ellen :wave:

Gotta get off this computer now - day's half over and tomorrow is a long stretch of work days. Bye for now :wave:

annie175
09-12-2012, 01:57 PM
HAPPY...when you get to Chicago, look up Laura...she is a real sweetheart and I am sure you will have a very nice visit. Just talked to C, he lowered the blade on the mower when he mowed today. I then asked, why so Sassy's belly doesn't rub the dewey grass? He sheepishly replied yes and laughed. What a sucker. Oh yeah, I have about 6 green/red peppers almost ready for pickin also. What a bunch of nice people you are working for/with...sounds fun. I don't work at CVS anymore, spending my time with C and now Sass.

MELLIE...thanks for the song lyrics, was just hummin' it while reading the words. Have fun tomorrow on your day out with Jen.

LAURA...might have to go see Red Dawn, I saw it the first time it was out. Have fun at the Dells this weekend. SHould be fun.

Later gators.

happy2bme
09-12-2012, 02:26 PM
Annie,

Laura lives probably 1/4 mile away from where I lived when I lived in Chicago. Isn't it funny that we lived across from each other and probaby passed each other in the grocery store but didn't meet until years later??? In order to go see her, I'd have to take the El from my Mom's in the city, downtown to the train station and the train station to her place. (DH is dropping me off so I won't have a car.) That's about 3 hours of travelling. One way.

However, Laura if you want to meet downtown one night for a quick dinner after work, I'm open to that. I wouldn't want to hop the Orange Line back to the ghetto when it was dark, but I'm open to meeting up if you'd like.

annie175
09-12-2012, 06:22 PM
HAPPY AND LAURA....do not miss an opportunity to meet...that is an order!!

happy2bme
09-12-2012, 09:58 PM
Annie - I am bummed :( they have about 8 different kinds of that McCormack seasoning at the store but not the orange one. :cry: As my cousin would say - remember where you are living. Maybe I can get it when I go into Chicago.

diyana
09-13-2012, 08:12 AM
Met with the counselor last night...I didn't feel much better afterward..but really didn't expect to. The first appointment is always to re-hash what has happened. And since we don't know what the hubby wants...other than "we need to talk"...DUH. REALLY? Tonight we won't get home from the airport until around 8 or 8:30, and we'll both be exhausted...I know I will be as I already am. I woke up at midnight. :tired:

I have a counseling appt scheduled for tomorrow...and I would like DH to go with me....but who knows if that will happen. :dunno:

Oh, and I've lost 6 more pounds...making for roughly 15 pounds in less than 2 weeks. I wouldn't recommend this stress-induced nausea resulting in not eating diet...but it is working better than Weight Watchers. :lol:

I need to find me some coffee. :tired: :coffee: Hope y'all are doing well.

Much love,

annie175
09-13-2012, 08:18 AM
Good Morning...nuttin' much to report today.

Last night's dinner was beef stroganoff and garden salad. I tried a new recipe with the stroganoff that was so easy.

HAPPY...I will send you some of the McCormack seasoning. Next time I go grocery shopping, I will get you some.

HELLO to all the chickies!!

Will come back later.

Love and Hugs

annie175
09-13-2012, 08:19 AM
CHELLE...you are the sneaker inner today...Stay strong sister and may the force be with you. xoxo

annie175
09-13-2012, 08:23 AM
Easy Beef Stroganoff - very tasty

1 (12 ounce) package egg noodles, cooked and drained

6 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter
2 pounds lean ground beef
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups beef broth
1 cup sour cream
salt and black pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook egg noodles in boiling water until done, about 8 minutes. Drain.
Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. In a large skillet, cook mushrooms and onions in 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat until soft; remove from pan.
Using the same pan, melt remaining butter. Cook ground beef in melted butter until browned. Mix in flour. Stir in beef broth, and cook until slightly thickened. Add mushroom and onion mixture; stir in sour cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Continue cooking until sauce is hot, but not boiling. Serve sauce over egg noodles.

happy2bme
09-13-2012, 09:05 AM
Good morning all,

Thought it was Monday for a minute since I actually had 2 whole days off in a row. I went into town to run some errands and stopped in the shop and got the marching orders for the next 4 days of work. Yes, they expect alot but they are such good people. And what they expect is old fashioned responsibility, nothing unreasonable. Got all my errands run, was on my feet more than I'd like to but that's how it goes. Didn't get the tomatoes cooked up like I had wanted to either. So many things swirling in my head to get done before I leave.

Shad - one of my errands was to get the baby gift off to the post office. Done. Should get to your side of the pond in about 2 weeks. They said once it leaves the post office (didn't know if she meant literally the building or leaving this country), they can't say how long it will take. I can only hope that it doesn't take over a month like Scotland. :rolleyes:

Far as I know Mom was still in the hospital last night. Called BIL at 7 and Sis had just texted him that they were still reviewing her potassium and INR (blood clotting factor) and they MIGHT let her go. Didn't hear otherwise so I assume they kept her one more night. My poor sister must be exhausted. I also called my best friend growing up last night. Her MIL lived across the street from my Mom and she and hubby are fixing up the house (MIL passed away a year ago), getting ready to sell and she is on vacation next week so we will be able to spend some time together. It's one of those friends where you might not talk for 6 months or even a year but when you do, it's like you were just together last week. Will be nice to see her as last Christmas we did such a short visit with family, we didn't get to see anyone.

Annie - if it's not out of your way I'd love if you sent me some of the spice packs. I will glady pay you for them. :hug: Your stroganoff recipe does sound delicious and easy. I LOVE stroganoff! Will have to file that one for when I get back. DH is making (or supposed to) a slow roasted beef stew that cooks at 250 degrees for 5 hours. We'll see how that comes out for supper tonight. Seems to me that running 5 hours of propane is not very economical :shrug: but he wanted to try it. I'm afraid my old crock pot might just cook it too high. SOOOO funny about C cutting the grass to adjust for Sassy :rofl: See, she just brings love to everyone she touchs. :D

It looks like we still have 2 hummingbirds left who did not get the message that they should have started their journey south long ago. Supposed to get below freezing tonight, I hope they can stay warm. Debating about whether I should try to salvage my herbs which are quickly petering out. Might just pop the rosemary into the garage when I get home as I'm sure DH is not going to fuss with things when I'm gone.

Mel - hope you have a wonderful day planned with Jen and you both have a good time today.

Michelle - I am sorry that you didn't get any sort of comfort from the counselor. Doesn't sound as if hubby had second thoughts and decided he made a huge mistake and was wrong, wrong, wrong. *sigh* I guess it remains to be seen how your talks go. I hope he will be in favor of the counselor as an intermediary but if he doesn't like conflict... My guy is not into telling strangers his issues so I can imagine what it's like trying to drag them into a session. My heart goes out to you :hug: I know you probably have no appetite and your stomach is a jumble but that's way too much weight to lose so soon and not good for you. Please make sure you take care of yourself - you can't afford to be getting sick either. Sending you love, strength and a virtual tongue depressor (to bite your tongue when needed) as you proceed with your talks this weekend. Be strong my friend.

About time to hop in the shower and then figure out what I want to take for lunch. House is stocked up so it's a matter of whether I want a cold sandwich or a hot lunch. Give me strength to get through the next 4 days on my feet. :rolleyes:

Good morning to Laura, Ellen, Ceejay, Patty and Turtle. Catch you later.

annie175
09-13-2012, 10:43 AM
HAPPY....no worries on payment for seasoning....my gift to you lovie!!

Laura705
09-13-2012, 10:45 AM
Morning all.

Mel - Hope you have a good shopping trip today and that the shelves were well-stocked for you!!

Happy - Good that your mom will have a traveling nurse to visit and that she's switched doctors. Fortunate that a good looking doc happened along to help persuade the change, lol. I'd love to get together for dinner after work while you're here - so cool that I get to meet another of the Worldlies!! :) As of now, the only weeknight that doesn't work for me is Oct. 3, and since you leave the next day I imagine that wouldn't be a good day for you either. Perhaps there's an opportunity to get together on a weekend, though I don't know the south side at all and your description of it as the ghetto is offputting - surely you exaggerate (sp?) a bit? What neighborhood does your mother live in? Hope your 4 days at work go well and are not so tiring - hopefully it's slowed down a bit.

Annie - The stroganoff recipe sounds delish & easy - bf loves stroganoff, so I copied and pasted it into an e-mail to him just now. Yum. So darn cute that C cut the lawn shorter just for little Sassy!! If I were him I would have just said that the final lawn mowings of the season can be shorter... :D

Michelle - You've been up since midnight???!!! Gawd, how are you going to get through the day?! Here's something you'll need: :coffee: :coffee2::coffee2::coffee2::coffee2::coffee2: :coffee2: And make sure you get some fresh air during the day, and try to eat something too!! So glad you have tomorrow off work - I sure hope you can get some sleep. Please consider taking that nyquilzzzzzz stuff! I hope hubby decides to go to the session with you - this will show his willingness to work on the marriage (or sadly, maybe not). There are all kinds of things in life that need to be done no matter how difficult or unpleasant, so I don't think counseling is too much to ask. If you feel strongly about it, don't accept a no.

Hellos to Ceejay, Ellen, Patty & Java. And here's some news - saw on facebook that our Mary has gotten herself hitched! Miss Java Turtle or I guess now it's Mrs. ??? - if you see this (and you may not if you are off honeymooning at this moment :love: ) - let me offer a big congrats to you and dh. :congrat:

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We had an all-employee meeting yesterday at which they announced a new wellness initiative. They are offering a free comprehensive health evaluation, i.e., including blood chem panel, and as an incentive, they will pay us if we commit to completing the evaluation this year and next year. Also applies to spouses/domestic partners that are part of the co. health plans. That's something bf and I do anyway, so sure, I'll take the $$$ for it. :yes: I have a followup w/ my primary physician after work re my bp, so I'll tell her about that and hopefully she can receive a copy of the results from the lab that our company has contracted with to do the evals.

Nothing much else to report from my corner of the world. Tonight or tomorrow morning I have to pack a bag for my weekend away, and then tomorrow morning I'll take the train to meet my friend and we'll drive up to the Dells. Definitely have to bring some warmer clothing since it's gonna be cooler the next few days.

diyana
09-13-2012, 10:59 AM
Congrats Java Turtle!!!

Laura - Both my former and current companies had health evals and healthy living initiatives that resulted in reduced medical insurance premiums. Good stuff. have a wonderful time in the Dells. :)

I haven't been up the whole time since midnight. I did sleep for an hour or two before having to get up for work. And when I was up at midnight, I put a roast in the crock pot so it was done by the time I got up for work. This way the hubby can have roast beef sandwiches for dinner tonight.

I can't even begin to tell you how scared I am. When I woke up at midnight, I was thinking that maybe spending the entire week with her has confirmed that he loves her. I cannot afford to live in the house by myself, nor can I afford to buy him out. And it needs a lot of work before it is sellable. I suppose SHE could afford to give him the money to buy me out of the house. I'm really trying to stay positive, but I'm just not feeling very optimistic because while he says we need to talk (DUH. Really?) , I asked him if he thinks we can work it out....and he said nothing. I asked him if he hopes we can work it out, and he said, I don't want to talk about this on the phone (he was driving in traffic).

I'm really freaked out. I just don't know how I'm going to get through today leading up to when I see him....much less this weekend when he will probably drop the bomb on me. I'm so over this pain. I'm not strong enough. Annie, I know what you keep telling me...that I am strong enough. But I'm just not feelin' it.

Love y'all,

Laura705
09-13-2012, 11:12 AM
Aww, Michelle, I'm so sorry you've had to be in this limbo for so long and have had nothing to do but think about this over and over. :hug: I know it's hard, but don't jump ahead to the future challenges, just take one thing at a time. And you are strong enough - you've had so much adversity just this year with your job loss and dealing with your back and your husband's illness. You can certainly handle this, just don't try and have it all worked out immediately. And you're not alone, so seek out the support you need!

annie175
09-13-2012, 01:53 PM
CHELLE>..we are what we project. YOU are stong, you can handle it, you will do it. I did it with two kids in tow and not a lick of self esteem because I LET HIM steal it from me. Be bigger than he is...all this heart ache better be worth it.

ceejay52
09-13-2012, 02:34 PM
Annie
I like that advice.

Michelle
I second the advice that Annie offered.

Laura
Thank you for keeping us informed about Mrs. Java. Hope you and Happy can meet.

Happy
I have a friend since grade school like that. We may not talk for years but it's like we've never grown apart. I need to call her this afternoon as she is the one who has had the colon surgery for cancer.

Mel
How are things going with you?

Shad
Have you slowed down on you projects?

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Think the guys yesterday wasn't sure about a water leak or not but I saw them around 10.30 coming from the direction of the leak with a back hoe. My friends and I celebrated another birthday today.

I think dealing with the elevated tank yesterday has given me a headache. I took a couple of equate migraine's tablets just in case. But I'm going to lay down in a dark room just in case.

diyana
09-13-2012, 03:53 PM
I so appreciate all your wonderful support, encouragement and love. In just a few hours, I'll be seeing him again, please pray for us.

Ceejay - I hope the migraine eases up soon. Migraines suck.

Shad
09-13-2012, 04:26 PM
Morning all,
Up early this morning and will get cracking on the garden very shortly. I have started on another project on the other side of the driveway and will get on with that soon. No doubt photos will appear at some time. This is part of that wall that the DS2 built for me some time back. He put stones and pebbles between the wall and the drive but didn't dig out the soil far enough and didn't put down weedmat so it needs to be redone. After that I will be connecting up a water sprinking system to go in that part of the garden and we can have some more soil in there and plant my azaleas which are currently suffering in pots.
I also seem to have scored a new job. My old mate Mick from WBS rang me sometime back muttering about Northern Territory Government and Darwin. I said to send in my CV. As with all Governments things work slowly and yesterday they rang me for an interview. I made it through the interview and lo & behold WBS rang me not three hours after the interview and told me the job was mine. So we now jump through the hoops to sign, seal and deliver contracts. I think I am due to start on 1st October.

Michelle - here's hoping things go the way that you want them today. I echo Annies words. You are stronger than you think. You do not want to be a doormat for someone who thinks you are only around to help pay mortgages and food bills and medical benefits. You have the right to live a life that is free and fair and respectful. And if the worst comes to the worst, you can live an independent life on your own. You have the power.

Annie - love Stroganoff and make it quite often here. Might even get to make some this weekend coming now that you have put the idea in my head.

Ceejay - hope the headache has gone away and you are feeling better today.

Turtle - is that right? You have gotten married? Congratulations

Laura - Seem to remember Michelle talking about those wellness centres. Sounds like a good idea. Hope you have a great weekend away. No idea where the Dells might be. I should go take a look on Google.

Ellen - must be rushing from one activity to another again.

Happy - Here's hoping that your mom continues to improve and comes home soon. I hope you have a good trip to see her and that you can ram some sense into her head for living conditions. I remember the fuss that my mum put up when she had to go to a home, but yours are a completely different set of circumstances than those.

Mel - gone shopping I guess. I hope you find a nice bloke stuck up on one of the shelves that you can purchase and order around. Preferably one with a trade.

Think that is everyone - I'm sure someone will tell me if I have missed them. I'd better get out on the job and see if I can get a bit done before it gets too warm. Happy, I will look out for the parcel and send it on. One of these days you will get an email from the DS1 saying thanks. Do not hold your breath as he is still juggling night feeds and jobs, housework and dogwork. I haven't had any new pictures since I came home - a fact that I made comment on since I got back. Anyway, now I will have to ring him again and let him know I will be living directly north of him in the near future. There will be 3000km between us instead of the 2500km there is now. Put like that, it is a big country. Okay, gotta get on with the day.

diyana
09-13-2012, 04:34 PM
Shad - The Wisconsin Dells is sort of in the central part of the state. It's about 1.5 to 2 hours west of where I live, and several hours south of Happy. If you can look past all the touristy things (waterparks, amusement parks, etc.), you'll see some gorgeous scenery. :)

MELODY525
09-13-2012, 06:27 PM
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WHAT A GREAT DAY I HAD.
SHOPPING WITH JEN.
LUNCH AND A WALK WITH MY FRIEND.
DINNER WITH THE KIDS.
TOMORROW I'LL SEE THE OLD GENT FROM INDIA WHO VISITS EACH YEAR.
SO NOT BAD FOR 2 DAYS.....AND LOVELY WEATHER TOO.
I AM REALLY TIED AND READY FOR TV & MY BED.
HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT DAY.

TOMORROW I NEED TO WORK A BIT CAUSE THE BOSS IS OFF MONDAY.
MAKES NO SENSE I AM SURE BUT IT DOES TO ME. LOL
SO HAPPY FRIDAY!!! SEE YOU SATURDAY.




ANNIE...THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE BASIL SPICE THINGY.
SO WE SAVED THE RECIPE FOR WHEN THEY GET THEM IN OR WE GO TO ANOTHER STORE.
I REALLY NEED YOU TO BE MY CHEF.
PLEASE GOD LET ME WIN THE LOTTERY.
WE'LL EVEN MOVE OUT BY YOU CAUSE YOU NEED TO SEE JAKE!! ROFLMAO




HAPPY....TAKE OUR LOVE & GOOD THOUGHTS WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO TO MOMS.
PRAYING IT WILL ALL BE OK SO SHE CAN GO HOME.
WILL YOPU BOTH BE AT YOUR SISTERS THEN??
SENDING A HUG FOR BOTH OF YOU....AND SIS :hb: :hug:
VISIT WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN....LIFE IS TOO SHORT:dancer:




LAURA....SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT DEAL WITH THE WELLNESS THING.
HOPE YOUR DOC CAN GET THE RESULTS EASILY...OR YOU.
SHELVES IN THE STORE WERE FULLY STOCKED!
I HAVE A FULL, FRIDGE AND CLOSET:D
HAVE A GREAT VISIT WITH THE FRIEND.
SPOMEHOW I MISSED ALL THIS:faint:
BUT THEN MY HEAD FEELS LIKE IT'S SCREWED ON BACKWARDS LATELY!!!:dizzy;



CEEJAY....HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GOOD BD CELEBRATION:hb:
GREAT TO HAVE SOME FUN TIMES!!!
SOMETIMES I WONDER IF YOUR SINUS & HEAD ARE BEING BOTHERED BY ALL THE FRASSING CHEMICALS YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY!!! HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON. :hug:


MICHELLE....GIVE THE COUNSELOR TIME
YOU CAN ALWAYS GET A NEW ONE/. IT'S NEVER CARVED IN STONE.
GOOD LUCK THIS WEEKEND :hug:
I WISH I COULD SAY SOMETHING BETTER BUT JUST LISTEN WITH YOUR MIND & HEART.
SORRY THIS IS DRAGGIN OUT FOR SO LONG:hug:




SHAD......I AM GLAD THAT YOU AND MICK HAVE EACH OTHER.
THE WORLD LACKS GOOD FRIENDS NOW.
HOPE THE JO0BS WORK OUT AND YOU FIND ONE THAT PAYS GOOD & DOESN'T TRY TO KILL YOU!!!! :rofl:
THE NEW JOB AT HOME SOUNDS LIKE ANOTHER CARDIO JOB!!! LOL
I BET YOUR GARDEN IS GLAD YOU'RE HOME....NOT JUST MISS PUSS!!

annie175
09-13-2012, 07:45 PM
Good Evening Girlies.....

Well, lil Sassy is completely worn out. Sissy had her outside while she did yard work...about 2 1/2 hours. Sis couldn't see her so she yelled Sassy, lo and behold she raised her head and then went back to passing out under the weeping willow tree. I got home a little early. Sas has been passed out in her kitty bed since 5 pm. It is 7:30 now, hope that doesn't mean she will be up all night.

Dinner tonight was zucchini casserole. One casserole was a complete meal. Zucchini, bacon, tomatos, cheese, herbs and spices. C loved it and ate two helpings. Now he is out fishing on the pond with the neighbor. I love that as it gives me "ME TIME". lol.

CHELLE....I swear girl, do not make all the concessions, he needs to be considerate and respectful of YOU. Do not deduce your importance. Giving all the effort just makes him expect more from you to make him happy and then he is less respectful of you. My God girl, have some respect for yourself. I just want to hold your hand through all of this and be in the discussions, cause I just know what kind of sh*t he will be feeding you...I am sorry to be so blunt and forward, but really I have been there and see all the red flags. You NEED to have faith in YOURSELF...you can survive no matter what!!

SHADWICK....October 1st on the work...that gives you a couple of weeks to get things done. Seem like perfect timing IMO. By the time C and I get there your place will be even more splendid.

MELLIE...what a wonderful day you had...as with HAPPY, I will send you some to the spices they neglect to have on hand for you. I am telling you the recipe is well worth it. I plan on getting to the grocery this weekend to get everyone who requests it.

CEEG..WTF...do they not believe you when you tell them there is a leak...Really, I think by now you know what you are talking about..

Hello to all the worldlies...

Love and hugs...

1day@atime
09-13-2012, 11:00 PM
Hello Ladies,

Where does the time go? I always have good intentions on coming on-line here but then i go water, or laundry or work...

Mitchelle - I've been keeping up with you girl and I am so sorry. I agree with all the girls here... You are a strong women, and deserve all the love and respect... I pray he comes to his senses & realizes what he he has in you.
Hugs, to you... and remember you are LOVED by all of us..

Great picture of you ladies, sounds like you all had a great time..

I might be going to Chicago, in Oct.. (hint, hint) for work.. I should know in the next week..I think i'd be staying at Shumberg? does that sound right..

I will post more, but just wanted to pop in and say hello.. Traveling tomorrow morning, so i have to get up really early...

happy2bme
09-13-2012, 11:57 PM
It's Schaumburg Patty. Home of Woodfield Mall. Used to live near there once upon a time.

Michelle - I just saw your FB post. I am very very sorry and there is alot I'd say but it is not my place. I can only tell you that last year I went through the wringer - emotionally, financially, and physically. I thought I'd lose it for sure. And I had to go through that place to come out on the other side - a MUCH better place than I left. And while it hasn't been easy, we did it. I say this because as this point you might be feeling the crumpled pile of sadness, anger, stress and worry. But you will rise from this. Seems to me you have been the support for a long, long, long time. Stick the bass-turd is all I will say for the moment. Besides I am sorry you are going through this. Just remember that you are NOT alone. Take EVERY resource you can to take care of you. Please. :hug:

happy2bme
09-14-2012, 12:05 AM
And Michelle - get a good lawyer even if you have to borrow some money. DO NOT let him stiff you.

annie175
09-14-2012, 07:51 AM
CHELLE...my heart is breaking for you sweet sister. Just know you will be ok no matter what, and please come here for support. You have my phone number DO NOT HESITATE to call me. You are loved.

upswife
09-14-2012, 08:32 AM
Ohh ladies, I don;t know where my week has gone. Been running here and there and have been super tired, My allergies are making it difficult to sleep at night, so I wake up exhausted. Will check in and cathc up this weekend.

Luv and Hugs!!

happy2bme
09-14-2012, 09:03 AM
Good morning ladies,

Michelle - I hope you got some sleep last night and I'm sure you woke up with a heavy heart this morning. It's sort of a shame that you have the long weekend to be around the house. Above all, keep your wits about you - as difficult as it may seem. Get in the car if you have to and call any one of your friends or a counselor. Make plans for your future. And do NOT do anything for the POS. No meals, no laundry, no mowing the lawn or doing any of his chores because he's too tired. Bah! Lots of people who have been through this who I'm sure can offer some well intentioned advice. You are not alone - remember that. :hug:

Even the Packers are supporting you girl - as they trounced the Bears last night. Sorry to had to miss that because you had to pick up Bobo the Fool.

Glad to hear the rest of the Worldies are doing well.

It's another work day for me. Came home last night and used the foot spa I bought long ago with some Eucalyptus salts since I could not find the big 10 pound bag of epsom salts I know is in this house somewhere. Then I slept with the electric blanket on low just to give a bit of soothing heat. Still achey but feeling better than I would have if I didn't do it. Sure do wish I had a nice big whirlpool tub. Maybe some day :D

Guess I'd better go and get ready and maybe hit the store a bit early. There's a big road bike race going on this weekend - might mean extra business for us. A lady dropped off my logo "uniform" t-shirts yesterday. In the worst color for my face - dark brown. :( And I washed them carefully (100% cotton) but I think they still shrunk a bit. Hope I don't look too scary. :lol: Anyway, on with the day. Please forgive my lack of personals right now, will catch up later.

annie175
09-14-2012, 10:34 AM
HAPPY...take some Aleve if you can, that helps a lot. Have a great day at work!

Laura705
09-14-2012, 11:40 AM
Quick hello, at the train Stn waiting for my friend D to pick me up.

Happy- do you like Boston Blackie's? Right between the two downtown train stations...

Hi Patty- if u want we could meet for dinner in Schaumburg- I'm nearby.

Annie- more Sassy photos please- perhaps w little Jake. :)

Mel glad u hAd a good shopping trip. Have a nice day.

Shad - good luck w the govt job.

Michelle - be strong, u know u r!! :hug:

Hellos to Ceejay, Ellen & Mary.

Driving along cornfields right now. Prob won't be back here til Mon. TTFN!

upswife
09-14-2012, 01:15 PM
finally caught up and just wanted to give Michelle a big hug!! I'm so sorrythat you are going thru this!!

MELODY525
09-14-2012, 03:33 PM
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GOOD AFTERNOON CHICKS.
ANOTHER GREAT DAY.
SOME DRAMA BUT SOMEHOW I KEP UNATTACJED.
MAYBE I AM MORE AFRAID OF SHAD THAN MY BOSSES:rofl:
SPENT TIME WITH ARUN (INDIA) AND HE IS UNWELL.
SO FRAIL LOOKING BUT STILL GOING FORWARD.
WE HAD A GOOD TIME TOGETHER WITH ANOTHER MAN.
THANK GOD THE LADIES LEFT US ALONE.
GOT A LOT DONE IN THE OFFICE AND THEY SEEM "KINDER" TO THE IDEA OF ME NOT BEING THERE.
I THINK IT WAS FEAR DRIVING THE OFFHANDED COMMENTS & ATTITUDES.
GUESS WE'RE ALL GROWING UP! :lol3:
PRAYING FOR A GOOD WEEKEND.
I WANT TO GET OUTSIDE A BIT AND MAYBE READ.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.....GOING TO READ POSTS NOW...HOLD ON A SEC....................





MICHELLE.....OMG I AM SO SORRY AND WHAT CAN I POSSIBLY SAY. I HAVE BEEN THERE MORE TIMES THAN I WANT TO CONFESS AND CAN FEEL YOUR PAIN. PLEASE JUST MAKE SURE YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH WHILE ALL THIS IS GOING ON. I HAVE NO FB SO I AM JUST READING THE OTHER POSTS...BETWEEN THE LINES HERE. STAY WELL FRIEND AND HUGS:hug:




ANNIE....AS FOR THE RECIPES...I PRINTED THEM OUT AND SHARED THEM WITH THE OFFICE. THEY ARE GOING OUT TO LOOK FOR THE SPICES. I WAS LOOKING FOR THE WRONG KIND OF PACKAGING. SO THE OFFICE GIRL IS GOING. LOL WITH THE STORE LIGHTING I AM BLIND AS A BAT!:rofl:
POOR LITTLE SASSY GIRL ALL TUCKERED OUT. DID SHE FINALLY WAKE UP!?!?:faint:




PATTY....I WAS JUST THINKING OF YOU THE OTHER DAY AND WONDERED IF WE WOULD HEAR FROM YOU BEFORE CHRISTMAS:rudolph: :hohoho: LIFE HAS A HABIT OF GETTING IN THE WAY OF A LOT LATELY. GLAD TO SEE YOU ARE WELL!!:hug:




CEEJAY....WHERE ARE YOU WOMAN??????




ELLEN....HOPE YOU HAVE A SLOWER WEEKEND!! YIKES
YOU'RE SO BUSY RUNNING AROUND :hug: ALLERGIES ARE THE PITS THIS YEAR ESPECIALLY. TAKE CARE.




HAPPY....I WILL FORGIVE YOUR LACK OF PERSONALS DUE TO THE FACT THAT YOU ARE A WORKING GIRL NOW:rofl: :rofl: HOPE YOU LIKE THE T-SHIRT BETTER AND IT DIDN'T SHRINK TOO MUCH!! MAYBE WASHING IT BY HAND!! LOL
HOW IS MOM? DOES SHE KNOW YOU'RE COMING OR IS IT A SURPRISE? I FORGET. (((HUGS))) TO MOM.




LAURA:wave: GUESS I MISSED YOU!!
HAPPPY CORNFIELD DRIVING!!!
HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME:hug:

Shad
09-14-2012, 05:04 PM
Morning all

Michelle - so sorry to hear all of what you are going through just now. Stay strong and care for yourself. I endorse what Happy said. No doing anything for him. He is obviously capable of making decisions - he just made a big one after all. You are no longer available to be at his beck and call. Since he is inviting her to come to Wisconsin, he can be accountable for his own muck. Now is not the time to become an emotional mess. Stiffen up and make the necessary moves to get yourself your due.

Happy - dark brown tee shirts. Well they won't show much dirt - other than oil or grease stains. Send pics!!!!

Patty - good to hear from you and nice to know that you may be meeting up with Laura later in the year. Happy too, if she is still in Chicago at that time.

Annie - I'll be saving up some projects for when you come over. I'll leave some digging for you. Might get you to dig up some of that rotten black plastic weed mat I put in some years back and which is a proper curse. Of course in digging it up, you will have to replant trees, dig up paths, shift the water tank and a hundred other things

Laura is off in the cornfields with friends - have a great weekend.

Ellen is flat stack busy as per normal.

Mel - Hope you have a quiet weekend and no alarms for a change. A bit of downtime wouldn't come amiss. If you have some excess rain over there send it over please. I'm going to have a huge water bill this quarter. We haven't had rain in over 2 months. Things is drying up here.

Woke up with a bit of a headache this morning. Figured that it might be to do with the fact that Miss Puss pushed me off the pillow last night and took possession of it. It is not as if we don't have more than one pillow on the bed. Grrrrr. Now I guess I will have to go and change the pillowcase since she would have let hairy bits all over it and I don't like waking up with them all glued to my face.
Got a fair amount done on the beginning of the new dig yesterday. That is until my neighbours descended on me one by one for a 'chat'. They just want to know what I am doing this time. Well here it is neighbours: -
'I'm digging this out to provide drainage from front to back of the property. It will go around the tree, across"the yard, down the side and into a big sump pit which will filter into the storm water drain. Feel free to pick up a shovel or pick and help. If you aren't inclined to shift a lot of soil, you could dig over this part of the garden and install a watering system for me, or you could just pull up the odd weed or two while you talk'.
Do you think I am asking too much?

Anyway, chatting here won't get it done and I need to go out there before it gets too hot. Our temps are climbing again. Spring may have sprung, but it felt more like summer out there yesterday.

annie175
09-15-2012, 08:01 AM
Good Morning Chicklets.....Happy Saturday...

I spoke with Michelle last evening. She is doing better and wanted me to let you all know. She has decided he is not worth it. Too sad, and pray for her daily. She needs our support more than ever.

Shaddie...my goodness woman, you are one busy person. Do you dream up these projects while sleeping? haha....I guess when we come over it will be a "working" vacation..lol.

MELLIE...enjoy the weather and yourself outside today. Sounds wonderful.

ELLEN...are you coming or going?

Hello to all the rest of your Worldlies...safe travels.

Going to a bridal shower at 4 today, me and Sissy. Maybe lil man too. It is a friend of mine who's kids grew up with my kids. Yes, it is out in the sticks...bout an hour drive. Should be fun seeing everyone again.

Sassy and gone to barking lightly then this cute little cry/howl, when she wants in from the yard. Cute now, death later. haha

Have a wonderful weekend all.

Loves, hugs, and prayers to all.

MELODY525
09-15-2012, 08:04 AM
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MORNING CHICKS OF THE WORLD.
HAPPY SATURDAY TO ALL. GOING TO POST HERE AND TAKE MY COFFEE OUTSIDE.
IT'S SO SILENT OUTSIDE I THINK THE WHOLE TOWN IS ASLEEP.
OR MAYBE TRANSPORTED TO ANOTHER PLANET WHILE I SLEPT!
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.:encore:



MICHELLE....SENDING ANOTHER HUG:hug:




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SHAD.......YOU'RE THE FIRST PERSON I SEE THIS MORNING....
ACTUALLY THE ONLY ONE:rofl:
OMG...I WISH I COULD SEND YOU RAIN.
WE JUST HAD MORE LAST NIGHT.:rain:
CAN'T SEEM TO GET RID OF THE WET STUFF AROUND HERE.
AS FOR THE HEADACHE, NO ONLY MISS PUSS BUT WHAT ABOUT ALL THE DIRT DUST OUTSIDE.
GOTTA BE TOUGH ON THE SINUSES TOO, LITTLE MISS CONTRACTOR.
I WAS TALKING TO YOU IN MY HEAD LAST NIGHT.
WERE YOU LISTENING? :lol3:
BTW...ONLY ONE ALARM CALL LAST NIGHT at 3:56 AM.
THE COMPANY CALLED TO SAY THEY COULDN'T GET A TEST CALL THRU:faint:
IF I AM LUCKY THAT WILL BE ALL.
MOST OF THE SICKER PEEPS ARE STILL IN HOSPITAL. POOR SODS.
SORRY TO HEAR THE NEIGHBORS JUST WANTED CHAT
AND DIDN'T COME TO PULL WEEDS AND SUCH.
PEOPLE THESE DAYS CAN BE SO RUDE.http://rainy.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/files/2012/04/Smiley.GardeningAni.gif

MELODY525
09-15-2012, 08:12 AM
:wave: ANNIE....YOU SNUCK IN ON ME WHEN MY BACK WAS TURNED!!
YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH SASSY WANTING TO GET IN. :rofl:
HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME AT THE PARTY AND ENJOY THE VISIT WITH OLD FRIENDS. :hug: SAFE TRAVELS:bike:

THANKS FOR THE UPDATE ON MICHELLE. I SENT HER A HUG.

happy2bme
09-15-2012, 09:11 AM
Good morning chicks,

Another working day for me. Was quieter yesterday but we still had our day full of things to do including making small bags of product for a special order. People are picking up large bags of stuff for the ride home. Several came in commenting "we're back again..." and stop making such good stuff :D No one said I looked ugly in the brown shirt :rofl: I did have a go at the UPS delivery man (they literally have about 15 seconds to make a delivery). First he could not get in the back door because we had it locked. He had to yell through the back screen. Then I signed for the packages with the proper way to do it "Happy Lollyshoppeworker for Shop Owner X" I guess he thought I was taking too long to sign as he RIPPED the signature machine out of my hand. I explained I was not the owner. He quickly tapped my last name into the machine and ran off down the alley to his truck. :rofl: He is not anywhere as nice as my UPS delivery guy at the house. I was chatting up a very nice gentleman who ended the conversation with "... you never know who walks among us ;) " I turned to my coworker and said "I just might have sold some popcorn to God" ;) This is what makes the day interesting. Now if we could only get something other than country music on the radio. :^: 2 more days of working and then it's rush rush to get everything ready for the trip. Mind is racing... Mom is doing better, getting stronger. The visiting nurse thinks she might be over medicated so they are dealing with that.

Annie - I would call Michelle when I get home at night but I'm not sure if HE is there and if she can talk. Did you just take a chance and ring her up? Thank you for the gardening tips, will put them to good use. :hug: Hope you have fun at the shower - any time spent with Lil Man will be good. I always wondered how you train dogs to be let back in. I guess they decide and you decide if you will tolerate their decision :lol: Thanks for the suggestion but the only thing that seems to work for me is Motrin. Aleve, Advil, Tylenol do nothing.

Laura - let's trade phone numbers - I'll send you mine. Boston Blackies sounds good. I thought they used to be off Michigan Avenue north of Wacker. Famous for great hamburgers? Sounds very familiar. Hope you have a great time in the Dells. Weather is a bit cool for water activities but you might see a bit of tree color.

Mel - so you are still getting rain? Might make for a splendid color season. Yes, I am dwelling on tree colors because I was really looking forward to the autumn here and we're getting an early one and I think I will miss a good part of the trees while I am away. Yes, I know - there's a whole lotta sadness in the world, isn't there? :p Glad you got to visit with Arun. Sorry he is sickly now. Sometimes I find the Indians are big in spirit but rather frail in body as they are so calm and small in stature. So the office people are FINALLY figuring out to let you do your thing and not be at their beck and call? It's about time. Happy to hear that you had a nice day shopping with Jen - seems like it's been a while since you could get together.

Shad - I can only imagine with Annie's help if you two got together you'd be developing something to rival the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. :rofl: I will send a pic of me in the Popcorn shirt if you will post a pic of you with a full beard courtesy of Sunday's fluff! I can so relate to what you are saying :lol: Good on yah for nailing down another contract so soon. It's great to have steady work and best of all, this time you got to spend a little bit of down time at home to recharge the batteries before you are off again. Sounds like you are about as far from DS with the new job as you are now - or did I read that wrong. You know I can't figure out km.

Michelle - sending you good thoughts and strength to have a clear mind and sense of purpose :hug: :hug: :hug: I'm sorry the relationship ended this way, but he made his decision without regard to you so you put yourself first.

Time to eat my yogurt and get on with the day. I'm tired and hope the day goes quickly. Love to all the chicks :grouphug:

ceejay52
09-15-2012, 01:19 PM
I had a bunch to do yesterday. Can you believe that I mustered up enough stamina to mow the lawn. Today I'm cleaning house.

Sending Michelle hugs. Thanks to those who have called and given moral support to her.

Laura
Sounds like you will have the opportunity to meet some more of us chicks.

Annie
Have fun today.

Mel
Not much is going on here. Starting Sunday I'll work 10 days straight. Sure wish that the bosses would do something different for us so we would have to do this. I'm making plans and I'm sticking to them for these day's ahead.

Shad
09-15-2012, 05:01 PM
Morning all,
Pretty productive day yesterday, got a lot of digging done and cleaned house so today we look all clean and shiny. Today is another day, full of things to do and another room to start on and declutter, dust, clean, sweep and refresh. After that only one more room to go and the house is spring cleaned. That room is the worst room tho.......... It will take a couple of days. Once that chore is done, it'll be a flylady type 1/2 hour per day or 4 hours a week to keep it neat and tidy. Wish the yard was that easy.
Today I will carry on with the drainage in the front yard and the wall. From there I will dig and put drainage behind the wall and fill it with soil and hopefully get some plants in. That won't all be done today I can guarantee.

Annie - When you come over, I hope all this will be finished and I will be onto another project of some sort. Or maybe retired. Well one never knows these things.

Ceejay - Your shifts are not very predictable are they. When we do shifts over here it's set in stone and you know where you will be and what you will be doing up to 2 years ahead - that is if you keep your job long enough.

Happy - Chatting up God now are we? :rofl: :lol3: And do you think that no one mentioned the shirt because as a server (read servant) you become invisible. They just want the product - gimme, gimme. If you went up to them later and asked about the serving wench behind the counter, I bet their eyes would go blank as they tried to remember what he/ she looked like. Not that there are many male wenches around the joint anyway.

Annie - if you pm Michelles number to Happy, you might include me in that as well. Never know, I might get a chance to give her a call one night or morning depending on time differences. Always tricky.
Have fun at the shower with Sissie and lil man. I'd like to see little Sophia a bit more often, but with herself down there as well, I will have to pass. Maybe I will get Skype back on my computer and talk to her that way.

Mel - Sorry, wasn't listening last night. I was watching footy on the TV and doing a bit of a rant at referees, stupidity and man's infallible ability to promote stupidity and ego over teamwork. There is no i in team bro. Get it, got it, good.
I don't actually mind the neighbours chatting, but I would rather do it over a cuppa or something stronger rather than over the fence and taking time off from work. Heck I am only out there for a couple of hours people, wait until I am done for the day and start packing up the tools. At least this morning, no one will be up and running at this hour of the day - Sunday 7.00am so I will go out and work for a while when finished here.

Michelle - get yourself together and get back in here. You need your friends at this time. Partly to give you support and partly to pick up the pieces and get you back together again. I realise there will be a lot to do, but you don't have to be alone to do it. Surround yourself with friends and family at this time.

That is about it. Time to get dolled up in my tatty work clothes and start to break some more rocks.

annie175
09-16-2012, 12:55 AM
Hey Chicklets of the Worldlie Girlies Type.....

12:30 am, cannot sleep, Sassy Frass is in my chair asleep. She is the biggest baby. She was in her cage, but woke up and realilzed I was up and started crying for me, so now she is asleep in my chair and I am posting...She is a spoiled lil babe. lol.

For those of you that want Chelle's number. I will PM you her cell number, altho I have not had any luck getting her today...via text or calls. I get worried when I do not hear back from her.

HAPPY....I am glad you are enjoying your lollipop job..lol but wonder if the UPS man is getting you mixed up with his associates whereing the brown shirt??? If he is cute....go for it....lol.

SHADDIE...glad to hear you are onto your yard projects and not waiting on me. I am sure by the time I get there you will be up to something else...just remember I HATE PAINTING and my painting reflects it. That is why C does all the painting around here. Just figured out how to get out of things I hate doing....do it awful...lol...maybe I will just remain on the clean up crew...lol

CEEG...maybe this will be your last lawn cutting of the season. If it rains and the suns shines, you may be in trouble.

The shower was quite fun. Sissy, and lil Sam (child hood friend of my friend, who grew up with my SAM only a few years younger) and I won the making of a wedding dress on a model (my Sam) with two rolls of toilet paper...too funny. We were very creative. Had a vail, dress, train and bouquet made of TP. We rocked.

Got home about 7:30, was going to sit by the fire pit with C, but is had a bit of mud in it and no fire starter stuff. So we watched a lil tube and went to bed. I couldn't sleep so I got up to post. WOW what a party on Sat nite...lol

Tomorrow we are picking my dad up at 9:30 to take him to breakfast. When I called him and asked him if he wanted to go, he was so excited, and I think it is because he likes Curtis so much. C goes over and visits him on his day off by himself without me and I think my dad likes the visit and likes C, and further is impressed that C WANTS to go visit him. Plus he takes him some food I pack up. lol

Got the house cleaned before I left for shower. All but scouring my bathroom and will do that in the morning. Getting ready to fold the towels out of the dryer then all the laundry will be done, and so will the housework. I do need to empty the dishwasher yet. Then all will be done.

New management from Louisville, KY is SUPPOSED to be here next week. I actually have worked with most of them prior to the upheaval and am very glad to be working with them again. I am looking forward to peace, unless they have other things on their agenda it should be a good thing, but one never knows what is in store. Either way, I am ready....have already been searching for new positions. It looks pretty good out there right now. If only I would hit the lottery!!!

Guess I will post, quit babbling, and now maybe try to sleep again.

Love and hugs....

MELODY525
09-16-2012, 06:56 AM
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MORNING CHICKS



ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY YESTERDAY.
THEN DINNER & A MOVIE WITH THE KIDS.
I DID NOTHING YESTERDAY BUT GO OUTSIDE & LATER WATCH TV.:beach:
OH I DID DO ONE THING..
WENT TO THE COMMUNITY ROOM AND TIDIED UP THE LIBRARY.
VERY DUSTY DOWN THERE.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A PEACE FILLED SUNDAY :yoga:




HAPPY....I AM VERY GLAD TO HEAR MOM IS DOING BETTER.
HOPE THEY GET THE MEDS SORTED OUT. SHE WILL BE GLAD TO SEE YOU.
YOU MADE ME LAUGH AT THE UPS MAN...
MAYBE HE IS MAD YOU'RE WEARING BROWN TOO! :rofl: :rofl:
we have one man that dawdles and another that likes to fly!
makles me feel like slam, bam, thank you mam! :lol3:
WHEN DO YOU LEAVE FOR MOM'S HOUSE??? I FORGOT ALREADY!!:dizzy:




CEEJAY....YOU MUSTERED UP MORE STRENGTH THAN I DID YESTERDAY.
AT LEAST YOU HAVE A NICELY CUT LAWN TO LOOK AT!!
I WISH TOO THAT THE JOB DIDN'T HAVE TO WORK YOU 10 DAYS STRAIGHT.
YOU WOULD THINK THEY COULD COME UP WITH A BETTER SCHEDULE!!:nonono:
GOOD LUCK :hug:




SHAD......HOW GOES THE ROCK PILE??
DID YOU MOVE THAT MOUND TOO?
THERE IS NO REST FOR THE WEARY IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS:rofl:
WISH WE WERE JUST STARTING OUT WITH SPRING OVER HERE.
MAYBE I BETTER TAKE A NOTE FROM YOUR BOOK AND DO SOME FALL CLEANING.





ANNIE.....WISH WE COULD WIN THE LOTTERY.
HOPE ALL GOES WELL WITH THE MANAGEMENT NEXT WEEK.
GLAD THEY ARE EASY TO WORK WITH.
I LIKE ORGANIZATION! WHERE EVERYONE HAS A JOB & JUST DOES IT.
WOULDN'T THAT BE NICE??? :rofl:
THE TP DRESS AT THE PARTY MADE ME LAUGH.
HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH DAD.
HE MUST LOVE THESE TREATS GETTING OUT WITH IS BABY GIRL:hug:

ceejay52
09-16-2012, 08:50 AM
Checking in, I'm back to work with a 10 day straight ahead of me. I'm not going downstairs every hour on the hour.

I have one more room to declutter and then I can do like Shad and do the fly lady thing. My office is a big big mess. I did get one trash bag full of stuff from out of the closet.

Oh I did mention last week about not getting one of the elevated tanks full. My co-worker left me a note this morning and told me they found a huge leak. dah I want to bump their heads together.

happy2bme
09-16-2012, 12:10 PM
Hi all,

Yesterday started out slow at the store but then we really went into overdrive in the afternoon. Had an incredible day, sold out of the most popular stuff so the owners made a decision to close the store today which means I have an additional unexpected day off. :carrot::carrot::carrot: I like this job but it sure is hard on my feet and back. Plus I often come home with a heavy chest feeling like I'm getting a cold or just smoked 2 packs of cigarettes. I'm sure handling money and people's credit cards and such, you get exposed to alot more germs. My hands are getting really dry from constant washing and sanitizer and soaps. We went out to dinner last night and my feet and knees were so sore that I was almost crippled up walking. Hoping not to have trouble with my feet again like I did 3 years ago. I feel better this morning after a foot soak last night and some ibuprophen. This gives me some extra time to get the house straightened up and think things through to prepare for my trip. I'm also looking up some reduced sodium recipes to plan out meals for my Mom. Glad to have the extra day to myself.

Ceejay - 10 straight days working????? :faint: Don't know how you can do that. I certainly hope you are not also pulling the long shifts you usually work. That's crazy in my opinion. Hope things stay quiet for you. Doesn't that make you frustrated that they didn't listen to you about the tank leak in the first place?

Mel - loving your smiley cappachino this morning :D Nice that you had a good day today but isn't a dusty library better left for someone else to attend to???? Can't have you wheezing and sneezing your way through the day. And :yes: I know, no one else will do it :shrug: The UPS man could not have cared less that I was also wearing his company colors. He was an older, skinny, ill tempered sort - probably just hanging on and counting the days to his own retirement. Hope you have a nice sunny day to enjoy with the kids.

Annie - thanks for the note. I saw you on last night but I was way too tired to even respond. I agree the TP wedding gown sounded like a riot - wish you had a picture :rofl: Sounds like Sassy is a lap dog - wait till winter rolls around - you may not go anywhere but the chair :lol: How nice that C enjoys going by your Dad and that he's loving the attention too. They can talk about guy stuff and eat your food and feel like the kings of their palace :D How good is it that your world is nice and stable and comfortable - take note Michelle - things will get better for you too. Really they will. :hug:

Shad - now that you and Annie have cleaned the house top to bottom, guess I have to do the same. Thanks for setting the bar so high :^: :rofl: Some of the customers have commented that we shop keepers in town are a particularly friendly lot - of course we are -no one buys from a crabby person. Or comes back again. I am starting to remember a few random people and they seem flattered that I remember they were in the shop earlier and I do thank them for coming back again. I'm sure my co-worker thinks I am nuts. It's nice that you have enough time at home to get a few projects done and get your gardening fever satisfied before you have to head out again. I'm sure Sunday the cat has accepted that just like the toms in town - you come and go with the wind. No mind as long as she is fed and brushed.

Laura - sent you a message. Hope we can get together. Wish I could make it to the suburbs, DH has a friend who lives just north in P, but he is not planning on staying more than overnight before he takes off. If I knew he was coming back a day or so early to get me, we could have made plans to meet up your way. Maybe I'll talk to him about that...

Michelle - sending you love and good thoughts :grouphug: I agree with Shad, please come and post a bit, just so we know you are ok. We love and care about you so much. :hug: :hug: :hug:

Hi Ellen, no doubt you are running your way through the weekend. Apparently you don't have good enough allergy medicine if it's not knocking you out during the night ;)

Later chicks...

happy2bme
09-16-2012, 12:14 PM
DH just called me. He is repairing a loose piece of siding on the mancave and when he pulled the panel free, out crawled a fuzzy bat. I do have pictures but don't want to creep you out. We see bats all the time at dusk and I can see them fly past the upper trapezoid windows at night when bugs get attracted to the light and the bats swoop in for a meal. I continue to be astounded at the wonderful things we get to see around here.

Shad
09-16-2012, 08:23 PM
nnDrat it, just lost the lot. Back later

happy2bme
09-16-2012, 08:45 PM
Went to a bar tonight. Cousin Stash's 40th wedding anniversary. We raised a glass and toasted. :cheers: He introduced us to the bartender who had just returned from Melbourne, said she was born in Sydney. DH asked her if she was a Kiwi and she said 'elll NO!!!!" :rofl: apparently the Aussie / Kiwi rivalry is as strong as ever. ;)

1day@atime
09-16-2012, 11:06 PM
Hello Ladies,

Busy day friday and saturday and today I was very lazy. Went to Texas Ranger game on Friday night, saturday to music venue, my nephew was playing in band and this morning went and took pictures of friend who does stand up paddling boarding.

Who all is on FB? I have some of you on my page, but all. If your on it and not my friend can you send me a friend request.

Mitchellez - send you hugs girl... Love you and be Strong...

Laura - I will know more about the trip to Chicago this week. If i go, yes would love to meet up..

Happy - Bats... yikes, you have bears, bats,

Ceejay - working 10 straight days. I would not be able to do that... My house would be a mess..

Annie - did you get a new puppy dog? That is wonderful.

1day@atime
09-16-2012, 11:10 PM
Darn computer...

Shad - when you get finished I could use you here in Texas... I need to get a french drain for my backyard. I can provide food and sleeping accomodiations...

Mel - I know... I'm the worse to come in and check in.. I promise to do better.

we'll i better get to bed.. long day tomorrow.

Shad
09-16-2012, 11:14 PM
Patty - What is a french drain???? Different from the common or garden Kiwi type?

Happy - I am going to have words with your DH. Born in Sydney!!!!!! Where does he think Sydney is???

happy2bme
09-17-2012, 02:07 AM
Shad, apparently DH thinks Australia is filled with Kiwi's and the only natives are the aborigines. :shrug:

happy2bme
09-17-2012, 02:09 AM
And DH knows what a french drain is. Something the next door neighbor had to do down south to fix the torrent into our yard when it rained. I think it requires a great deal of digging - hence Patty's offer of room and board ;)

MELODY525
09-17-2012, 07:27 AM
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MORNING CHICKS.
A WONDERFUL DAY YESTERDAY. GORGEOUS WEATHER STILL.
GOING OUT BEFORE WE GET THE RAIN AGAIN.
IT'S BEEN NICE CHATTING WITH THE MEN. SO MUCH LESS DRAMA.
THEY DON'T CARE A BOUT THE BUILDINGS POLITICS:rofl:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.




CEEJAY....DON'T YOU JUST LOVE IT WHEN WOMEN ARE RIGHT? :rofl:
GOOD LUCK AND HOPE THE 10 DAYS GO BY QUICKLY:hug:
YOU & SHAD NEED TO BEGIN A CLEANING SERVICE. ME FIRST!!! LOL




HAPPY....HOW NICE TO GET THE EXTRA DAY OFF.
DON'T FORGET THE RECIPE FORUM ON PROVIDA.
YOU CAN FIND LOTS OF NO SALT RECIPES THERE.
LOTS OF NEW ONES TOO. THEY'RE GETTING VERY INVENTIVE. LOL
HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER TODAY:hug:
CRACKED UP ABOUT THE BAR & KIWI:rofl:
SHOW ME THE BAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





PATTY....I KNOW YOU'RE A BUSY GAL :hug:
WE'LL SEND SHAD AND ANNIE THERE....SHE'S A HANDY GAL TOO.
I AM SURE THEY KNOW WHAT FRENCH DRAINS ARE ALL ABOUT...
WE HAVE GOOGLE:rofl: :rofl:
ALSO....I AM NOT A FB PERSON. :D




SHAD....SORRY YOU LOST YOUR POST.
TRY NOT TO HURT HAPPY'S DH....SHE STILL NEEDS HIM :rofl: :rofl:

annie175
09-17-2012, 08:27 AM
Happy Monday Morning.....

Sunday was quite nice. Lovely weather, got lots done. First I did here from Michelle. She is doing better and going back to work this morning. That did my heart good!

Picked dad up at 9:15 as C and I took him to Lincoln Square restaurant. It is a mediterranian/greek restaurant that makes everthing from scratch and so delicious. I had a spinach/cream cheese omelet (with a ton of spinach in it), american hash browns done real crispy like I like em, also came with two pancakes that I gave to C. Dad had his sausage gravy and biscuits and fruit. Curtis had a menangerie of food. Chicken fried steak with gravy, hash browns, bacon, biscuit, fruit and my pancakes. I only ate half and brought the remainder home for mid-afternoon lunch. Dropped dad back home and visited for a bit then headed to Walmart to pick up a few things. Came home C took a short nap while I made cheese dip in the crock pot. Velveeta, hamburger browned with onion, my salsa and a tad bit of rice milk to coat the bottom of the crocker. C got up ate, then we worked in the yard the rest of the day. Cutting lower limbs off two trees, pruning sprayed, set out my grandmomma's planter in my rock bed, cleaned out the fire pit, had a fire, C roasted some weenies (not sassy), he then went fishing with neighbor on the pond while I cleaned up the back yard and kitchen. Took a hot bubbly bath with epsom salts, got my jammies on, took a PM and went to bed. Sassy slept in her cage all night, I slept in my bed ALL NIGHT LONG....whew who!! That was my Sunday!

MELLIE...enjoy your weather as you usually get what we had. Today is our last pretty day. Rain comes in tonight, then nice for a few days and highs only 65. I am mailing you a packet of the Sweet Basil & oregano bruschetta chicken seasoning. Happy Birthday! lol.

HAPPY...so nice to get an unexpected day off from work, kind of like a snow day from school when we were kids. I am mailing you some seasoning also. Surprise it is your birthday too!! lol

PATTY...I did get a new puppy and we just love her. She is so sweet. Sassy is her name. You had a very busy weekend also....it just goes too fast.

SHADDIE...don't cha just hate it when you lose your post? and to think you are at home and cannot even blame it on the woes of travel....it is now serious. lol

CEEG...on your way to being the fly lady, good for you! Do the people you work with not even listen to you when you speak. For pity's sake.

LAURA...hope you are enjoying your enjoying your time in the Dells. Visiting with old friends is always so nice.

CHELLE...you are stronger than you think, you can do this! xoxo

ELLEN...come out, come out, where ever you are!

Hello's all the way around....have a great day/evening.

Love and hugs...

upswife
09-17-2012, 08:31 AM
Good Morning Chicks! I had a busy weekend, don’t even feel like I slept. Worked Friday ight, then had a girls night with my friend and her honey. Got up at the crack of dawn Saturday, DS was invited to run in a big race (big honor) and something we said to him must have sunk in…ran his best time ever! 15.41 for 2 miles. Down from almost 19 minutes! I was a proud momma! Right after the race ended I had to run into work. Then I worked a 12 hr day Sunday.
Nothing planned for today, hoping to sneak in a nap with DD3 b4 I have to go to work. Tomorrow I will need to squeeze in food shopping and possibly an oil change. Both our cars are due!

Melody~enjoy your “fall” weather before the winter comes. Hope you get a chance to dry out soon.

Happy~yay for the unexpected day off. I know you are coming down to help take care of your mom, but I hope you get a chance to do some fun things while you are down here!

Shad~ohh I hate when I lose a post. Unless I am only doing a drive by I always type everything up in Word then copy it over. Another digging project already…I would still be recovering from the last one!

Patty~sounds like you had a very fun weekend!

Ceejay~heading into day #2. Hope you make it thru this. 10 days straight is a hard schedule.

Annie~I hope you got some sleep and little miss Sassy did not keep you up.I love the wedding dress with TP. When We had my sister’s shower last year.. I let the “little” girls do that and it was a lot of fun just watching them…altho I had A LOT of TP to clean up when everything was done.

Michelle~I really don’t know what to say, but I wanted to let you know that my heart is breaking for you. Know that we are all here to support you and listen if needed. Wishing I could just run up there and give you a big hug! We love you sweetie!!

Ok, better get this posted b4 DD3 takes over my lap. Luv and hugs to all!

upswife
09-17-2012, 08:36 AM
Annie~you snuck in on me! Sounds like you had a great Sunday and got some much needed rest! Whoo whoo!!

And I Forgot Laura. :( I guess that happes when you post half asleep with kids bopping around! Laura I hope you had fun in the Dells and the drive was not too long! I love cathing up and spening time with friends!!

diyana
09-17-2012, 09:30 AM
Hi ladies -

Sorry I was away for a few days. I was in an area where I had no internet and very limited cell phone signal. Anyway, I'm back at work today. I've left a message for an attorney. And I'm making the necessary phone calls and taking the steps to protect my interests. I went to the house yesterday to pick up some clothes so that I could take them to my friend's house where I'll be staying for a few days to a couple weeks, and he was so mean. Just downright mean...and hurtful. I can't believe we got to this point.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to meeting with an attorney to see what I'm legally entitled to.

I've got a meeting. I'll check back later.

Much love and appreciation to all,

happy2bme
09-17-2012, 09:42 AM
Hi ladies,

I did enjoy my day off yesterday. Did a bit of laundry and house cleaning. Then we went to a bar to celebrate cousin and his wife's 40th wedding anniversary. I had 2 drinks and a burger, but I was really tired and sleepy and so was DH so we called it an early night. Came home, watched some tv and went to bed. So exciting are we!

Today I go get my hair done - at the good salon. I hope I don't leave my entire paycheck there. :^: Come back, I have a few things to straighten up at the house and then I start thinking about my trip. DH is still thinking about when we should go but it's a safe bet I will not have internet access after tomorrow. I am taking my new cell phone which I hope works and has some internet (I think) so I might be able to do FB and email. Taking my Kindle too so if I can find a place with free wi-fi in the area (doubt it) I might get on. My cousin down the street from Mom has internet but he is mega freakazoid paranoid about hackers so he won't let me use his service. :mad: So unless I get over to my sister's place, I will be incommunicado for 2 weeks until we get back around 10/4 or so.

It's gloomy and cold today - I'm glad it's not raining right now but it's supposed to be rainy and cold all week long. Not sure what it will do for the trees but I think I will miss the autumn colors I was looking forward too. Looks like they will rapidly turn now and I'll just catch the start down by Mom but I did more want to see them up this way. Also with several nights hitting below freezing, this is the end of the garden. DH will not want to tarp and untarp, water first thing and tend to the garden the way it needs to be. I have alot of green tomatoes on the vine. Might fry up one but that's about it. I have several red ones to take to Mom's along with a few cucumbers. Not looking forward to winter closing in even if it does mean the end of bug season :D

Ellen - :yay: for DS running his best time yet. I guess you gently prod and one day they decide for themselves that maybe you have a point there ;) Holy :moo: all this running you do and a 12 hour work day to boot. You are amazing.

Laura - I got your note. We'll catch up and firm up plans. Hope you had a good time in the Dells.

Shad - sorry you lost your post. I think a french drain is a gravel / rock lined trench of sorts. Probably like we have directing the water run off away from the house as well as the output of the sump pump. Not sure why they call them that but I suppose everything needs a name :dunno:

Annie - thank you for the Michelle update. I'm sure her mind is not on the job but probably good to get out of the house and not have to look at DH which going forward in his case means dhick head. :no: Thank you so much for the prompt fufillment of my spice order :lol: I will tell my DH to look for it. And I will see if they have some of that in Chicago. I'm looking forward to shopping at Target again - one of the few things Mom has close by. Sounds like you had a busy but nice weekend at home. Glad you got alot done. Lunch sounded yummy.

Mel - enjoy that nice day, those are coming to an end soon. Thanks for the tip on Provida. Wasn't thinking about them for salt free but a good point. Ok, I will post a pic of "Batman" - the others can skip over it if squeemish. He has a new home (bat house) on one of the garden posts.

Patty - good to hear from you. I'm on FB, will send you a friend request.

Ceejay - how goes the work week? And the cleaning? or is that on the back burner for now?

Michelle - love to you :hug:

Ok, gotta hop in the shower and get on with the day. Take it easy kids.

happy2bme
09-17-2012, 09:45 AM
Michelle -don't give him a BIT of anything. Be very careful. Make copies of all your bank statements and financial balances at this point if you haven't done so already. Also check with the attorney and make sure you leaving does not constitute abandonment although I know the last thing you want to see at this point is his mug. I say this with love so that he doesn't screw you. He should be the one out of the house.

Laura705
09-17-2012, 11:29 AM
Morning all.

Annie – Thanks for the updates re Michelle. Glad to hear she’s going back to work today. She needs to focus on something else right now if just for a short time, that’s for sure. So sweet that C. goes to visit with your dad. He's such a keeper!! The breakfast sounded delish – yup, if the hash browns aren’t crispy, just don’t serve ‘em to me! Yay for a good night’s sleep!!

Patty – Sounds like a full and fun weekend. Get here when you can/want – there’s only so much time! I’m on FB, can’t recall if we’re friends on it at the moment, and I go and check things out on fb but don’t do much posting at all.

Ceejay – Ten days in a row? Are you filling in for another person’s vacation or something? Will you be working those long days for all 10? Yikes. Sure hope it stays quiet for you. :)

Happy – Glad you had a day off!! Personally, I thank you for not posting bat pics!! :D Safe travels, and I've PM’d you my numbers. I can certainly take off work a wee bit early to meet with you so you can get back to the house before it gets too dark.

Shad – Hope you get some R&R before you start your next assignment – oh the projects you’ve taken on! Digging has become a dirty word for me ever since I hacked away at rock hard dirt in June and hurt my arm. I believe a French drain requires digging around the perimeter of the house’s foundation and laying down gravel/crushed rock and on top of that perforated drainpipe so as to provide drainage away from the house instead of water seeping into it.

Mel – We could use some of the rain you're getting - I think we’ve got some in our forecast today, but only isolated showers, so we probably won’t get any. Hope things stay quiet around there, and no drama please!!

Ellen – How in the world do you do all you do???!!! Maybe on Wednesday you’ll get a breather. :crossed:

Michelle – Glad to see you pop in, we sure missed you. Sorry things are so bad with him –sooo glad you’re going to set up a meeting with an attorney. With an ugly ending like this, you need someone to protect your interests. (And Happy’s right – definitely make sure you don’t risk anything by staying away from the house too long.) Hope you find some respite in your work today. :hug:
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Well, back to work today. Quiet here – boss and sr mgr out today, and the admin just arrived, having had some sort of snag with childcare for her daughter - thanks to the !@#$% teacher strike. Not taking sides, just a bad situation for all.

My weekend with friends was nice. The drive to Wisconsin Dells is about 2.5-3 hours, but it always goes so fast when I’m with my friend D – so much to talk about. :) The hotel was nice, and Friday we had lunch when we arrived, then got settled at the hotel, drove around the main drag before heading to another friend’s home in nearby Reedsburg. The seven of us then went to dinner at a great mom & pop Italian place near their house. I could have made a dinner of the garlic knots (rolls) alone!!

Saturday was spent in town at the craft fair, art fair, flea market, shops along the strip, and a tour of the dells scenery on and off the water in a “duck” (amphibious water vehicles once used by the military). I’d post a photo, but the photos I e-mailed to myself from my phone are, of course, going unsent. At some point they will go and I will post them. I bought a few things, including two necklaces and some earrings and some fudge (of course). At the end of the afternoon, there’s a store with beautiful “North Woods” type decorative furnishings/accessories (attached is a pic of a vase I like) that every year during this festival holds a raffle of a variety of things and I won an interesting clock. I’ll have to post of pic of that as well so you understand "interesting". :lol: Another friend, who attends this festival and these drawings every year, also won something as well. There were seven of us again for dinner, and then we stopped at the outlet mall before they closed. I bought a couple nice tops at a store I’d never heard of…but there are apparently a few in my area.

Each of our two evenings was capped by a session in the hotel’s whirlpool and pool. My friend D’s knee was really bugging her, and my friend S’s new hip got a real workout after her long day (she and her dh got started before 8 am on Saturday) and so they particularly enjoyed the whirlpool. I feel so fortunate for my good health, and am once again motivated to get back on the exercise wagon. Meals weren’t light or healthy, but I wasn’t eating between meals, so I’m happy that the scale was unchanged this morning.

Okay, I better get this posted and back to work.

1day@atime
09-17-2012, 12:49 PM
Mitchelle - You should get 1/2 of it, but I don't know your laws up there.
think spousal support, 401K, retirement, house, anything of value. It all adds up. Keeping you in prayers.. get a good lawyer and at this point, it's about making things right with you.. Love you girl.. Stay Strong, we are all here for you.. Oh, be careful about posting where he can see it, never know who he has checking in on you... :)

ceejay52
09-17-2012, 01:49 PM
Michelle
Hugs, Hope things settle down for you soon. So glad to hear that you have obtained a lawyer.

Patty
Good to see you again. Sounds like you had a good week end.

Laura
Yes I'm filling in for a co-worker. She did for me when I took vacation.

Happy
I've put the deep cleaning on hold for now. The house looks half way decent with just the decluttering. I've relented and asked my neighbor to clean Thursday so I would not have to while working these long hours. I' m keep thinking I don't want to go back to the ER.

Mel
Are you still having some quiet days? I hope so.

Shad
Do you know when you'll start the new assignment? Will it be local?

Ellen
Congrats on your son's personal victory.

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No news is good news. We did get some rain. A cold front is moving our direction which will bring down the temps to the 50's at night. I'm ready for some fall weather.

Shad
09-17-2012, 05:03 PM
Morning all,
Quick dash through today as my to-do list fills a complete page of my notebook. Then it is on with the day.

Patty - from Happy's description of a french drain, I think that is what I have been digging in my yard. I think by the time I get to the end of this one, I will have had my fill of drains, drainage and block walls. Thank you all the same. Can I have board and lodgings if I only trim the hedge and mow the lawn??

Happy - suggest that DH learns to do a 5 minute mile if he is going to continue to ask Australians born in Sydney and Aussie sheilas at that if they are Kiwi. If he gets more than one of them together and says things like that, he might very well get shot full of holes. Found a bat hey? I don't mind bats - that is until they cr*p all over the fence while eating the palm seeds and nuts. They do scavenge - well some of them do and they do keep insects down. Certainly the fruit bats are a bit of a problem round here because they eat the ripening fruit in orchards etc. But all in all, I will take them any time over rats.

Annie - dinner sounded nice. Beat my Chicken Cashew Curry (Sri Lankan style) anyway. So nice that C looks after your dad as well. Your garden sounds like it is nice again.

Ceejay - 10 days straight. Sure you are not working in the mines??? They do crazy shifts like 21 days on and 9 days off. 14 days on 5 days off. Can't say that I blame you for getting in a cleaner. Once you get the house clean you really don't want all that effort to go to waste.

Ellen - Congratulations to DS - well done.
Usually I highlight and copy my posts while I am typing since the computer holds the last copy function until told otherwise or shut down. However yesterday I was just getting to that point when something I touched highlighted the whole lot and then when I was typing the next word deleted it all and substituted the new type. Lucky me. I hate it when something I can't explain does what is unexpected.

Michelle - Hang in there. As I said on facebook chat, he no longer has the power to hurt you unless he physically abuses you. You are stronger than that. You have a long road in front of you, but you need to give yourself the power to overcome the past and the physical effort of the present.

Mel - I wont hurt Happy's DH, but he better no go down dark alleys if he is going to say those sorts of things to an Aussie sheila. He'll be hung, drawn and quartered and have his you know what stuffed you know where.

Think that is everyone. Today as I said I have a whole raft of things to do. I need to take my x-ray pictures of my lovely jawbone up to the dentist. I was told that the results would be sent to the dentist and the photos stay with me, but apparently that may not be the case because when I rung the surgery yesterday, they didn't have the results - after a week! I ask you. Do not get me started on my favourite subject for a :soap:
Then I need to get started on the spare room. Things are changing quite rapidly here. The g/f of DS2 decided to rent out her space when they had finished the reno's on DS2's house so they took it to the real estate agent DS2 uses. They said they needed a fortnight to get their place habitable (no bathroom, not much in the way of stairs etc.) And the agent has found tenants and they are ready to move in next Tuesday (not today). Does anyone ever listen anymore? So they maybe coming to live here instead. It would work out fine since I am going away again soon but I don't think they wanted it that way. Then I have to try and see if I can get an appointment for a boob squish. I need some more geotextile fabric and I need to get some more of that crushed brick gravel inside the gate rather than on the curb. There is a matter of some lawn to mow and fertilse and some garden to weed and fertilise and some plants to plant and some more soil to more. It is self perpetrating (sp). Anyway, whinging about it on here is not getting it done. Breakfast, then tick off the list one by one. Only way to get things done.

MELODY525
09-18-2012, 07:26 AM
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MORNING CHICKS.
AND A SOGGY MORNING IT IS TOO.
NASTY WEATHER INDEED.
TERRIBLE NIGHTS SLEEP.
KEPT WAKING UP.
HAD ONE LIKE THAT A FEW WEEKS AGO TOO.:faint:
GOING TO EAT AND SEE IF I CAN WAKE UP!
NOTHING NEW HERE. BOSS IS BACK BUT I'M NOT GOING DOWN.
TOO ACHY FOR WORKING. :dance:
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY:moped:





ANNIE....THE RESTAURANT SOUNDS LIKE OE I WOULD LOVE!! ONE OF EVERYTHING PLEASE!!:hun:
YOU GUYS GOT A LOT DONE IN THE YARD.
I LOVE THAT YOU HAVE GRANDMOMMA'S PLANTER.
I HAVE ONE FROM MY STEP-GREAT GRANDMOTHER.
LAST THING I GREW IN THERE WERE HERBS.
GLAD YOU & SASSY GOT A WHOLE NITE IN YOUR OWN BEDS:cloud9:
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE BRUSCHETTA CHICKEN. IT WASN'T IN THE OTHER STORE EITHER.
THANKS FOR THE :hb: GIFT!!! :lol3:
YOU ARE TOO CUTE :hug:




ELLEN....CONGRATULATIONS TO DH!!
GREAT RACE AND GALD HE WAS ASKED TO RUN.
YOUR WEEKEND HAD NO ROOM FOR ANYTHING ELSE! :rofl:



MICHELLE...I CAN ONLY SAY THAT YOU NEED TO STAY STRONG IN THE PRESENT.
LATER WILL BE TIME FOR TEARS & FALLING APART.
TAKE CARE OF YOU FIRST. :hug:
HOPE YOU GOT A GOOD ATTORNEY.




HAPPY.....I DIDN'T SEE ANY PIC OF BATTY.:rofl:
I LOVE THE IDEA OF THE BATHOUSE:rofl: :rofl:
OMG IT FEELS GOOD TO LAUGH FIRST THING IN THE MORNING.
I WILL MISS YOUR NEWSY OUTDOORSY POSTS:hug:
HOPE MOM WILL BE OK. TAKE GOOD CARE OF BOTH OF YOU!
MAYBE THE LEAVES WILL SURPRISE YOU AND HANG AROUND TILL YOU GET HOME.
SAFE TRAVELS MY FRIEND :bike:



LAURA....I COULD SMELL THE GARLIC KNOTS FROM HERE.
THAT VASE IS PERFECT. VERY NICE.
IF I COULD I WOULD HAVE A WHOLE HOUSE FILLED WITH STUFF LIKE THAT.
CONGRATS ON WINNING THE CLOCK!
THE TRIP SOUNDED GREAT. ENJOY ALL YOUR PURCHASES.
NICE TO HAVE SUCH A GOOD TIME WITH FRIENDS:hug:




CEEJAY....WE'RE COLD & DAMP HERE TODAY.
HOPE BOTH OUR DAYS ARE QUIET.
I AM SURPRISED IT IS SO MUCH COOLER BY YOU ALREADY?
IT'S REALLY BEGINNING TO SMELL LIKE FALL NOW.




SHAD.....THE FAMILY IS INCREASING IN SIZE:love:
MAYBE THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT PRIVACY:rofl:
WHEN ARE YOU LEAVING....SO SOON???
AT LEAST MISS PUSS WOULD HAVE SOMEONE FULL TIME.
DO THEY DO WINDOWS???:lol3:
GOOD LUCK WITH THE BOOB SQUISH & THE JAW.
DOES ANYONE GETS TEST RESULTS DONE ON TIME?:tantrum:

upswife
09-18-2012, 08:13 AM
Good Morning everyone! just a quick drive by fir me. LOL as always. the kids all have a short school day, and will be home early. I am taking DD3 to the park to deed ducks,, but I don't know how long we will stay, it is cooler today and wet. then my SIL asked if I culd drive her to the bank, so that will be my afternoon. Ok...still so sleepy...need some coffee!

Luv & Hugs!

annie175
09-18-2012, 08:26 AM
Good Morning My Dear Chicklets.....

Breakfast of the stars...my mouth in on fire. Cottage cheese with chives, tomatos and a jalapeno, and of course my pumpkin spice latte' from Starbucks, I like to treat myself at least once every couple of weeks to SB. Cheap treat...4.09, and I believe I am worth that every couple of weeks.

Sissy colored my hair last night, didn't get home til 6:10. When I got home, C was eating the last of the brushetta chicken for dinner. We chatted, watched some tube and he went to bed around 8. I stayed up till about 10. Probably should of went to bed earlier.

Work is in a frazzle. Our new management has yet to come for a visit to let us know who will report to Louisville (my vote for me), and who will report to Chicago. Altho Chicago's VP used to work in this office and I like him a lot. Very laid back. Either way shouldn't be too disturbing. Just the unknowing and what the H we are supposed to be doing. Like who do we now report our expenses? Michigan has made it perfectly clear they no longer want us in their budgeting, nothing like la la land.

Sassy was full of vem and vinegar last night. Running around, throwing her toys in the air (that are as big as she is), and jumping across the room like a rabbit. She was quite entertaining. She is even starting to go to the door by herself when she wants to go potty. YEAH!!! Today is one of the first days she has to stay home by herself. Sissy has too many errands, etc to do today. Plus she started babysitting a 15 mo old boy on M, TH & F. She called me yesterday and said she was about to pull her hair out and go postal as he cried the ENTIRE day. She is giving it a few weeks and if it doesn't get better she will tell the mom she will not watch him. I guess lil man just sat in a daze looking at this lil (chubby, thick) baby crying, like dude, what the H is your problem. Knock it off.

MELLIE....We had nasty weather last night also. So much so, Sassy would not go out to potty....instead she tinkled a little in her cage. God love her...I wouldn't want to go squat on wet cold grass either....haha I think this weather makes everyone ache, including my head this morning. May have to pop some meds...better living through chemicals...

SHADDIE...a whole notebook page full of to do items...wow. Hope the notebook is a small 2 x 3 inch pocket size. I understand tho, I have a list myself, but we do not stress over it and get done what we want to get done. Here it is fall and it is time to finish painting the inside of the house. Two baths and three bedrooms. May leave the laundry room for spring. Altho it probably needs it the worst.

CEEG...are we on day 3 of your 10 day stretch? May the force be with you sister. I remember when I was working both jobs between the two I worked 38 days straight once. (CVS & Humana, including weekends)...talk about tired and getting nothing done at home.

LAURA...so glad you had a great time in the Dells. What a neat looking vase. Different. And won a clock to boot. Rock on! THe teacher's strike has been on the news here every day. I guess the teachers are supposed to vote today on the contract. Hope it all goes well and the kidlets are back in school.

HAPPY....if there are any unusual spices you cannot find and want, just let me know, we have a Penzy Spice store right down the street from Humana. I usually run out during the day and pick things up. I can't wait for you to try the chicken recipe. Have safe travels and prayers for momma.

CHELLE....hope your day is going well, you are staying strong, and have your head in the right place. Do NOT give an inch when it comes to that pr*ck. Shame on him, and remember what goes around comes around. He will answer to the MAN upstairs when time comes...then fry real crispy....can you tell I am p*$$ed off at him?

PATTY...glad to see you posting again. Hope your day is going well and all is sweet in your world.

ELLEN...job well done for your son!! I remember those days of sports with my kids...oh so long ago. Try to get a lil rest so you can go strong with the rest of your week.

Hello to all, must get a refill on some of the yucky office coffee. At least it has a caffeine to keep me going for sleep lost last night.

Love, Hugs and Prayers....

annie175
09-18-2012, 08:27 AM
ELLEN...you are my sneaker inner...have a rest filled fun day with everyone. You are such a good person to help others like you do.....xoxo

annie175
09-18-2012, 08:30 AM
Grabbed this from Moderator CindyM's blog..liked it and posting it for all the worldlies...

SUCCESS IS A CHOICE - CHOOSE IT

diyana
09-18-2012, 09:46 AM
Hi ladies -

Thanks so much for all your love and support. Hopefully, I'll have time to catch up on personals one of these days. I met with an attorney and got some valuable advice...also got an estimate as to how much it's gonna cost to free myself of the a**hole. He's so not worth it. Can't go into any more details right now.

Suffice to say that I appreciate and still need ALL your prayers of strength I know, I know...you've been sending them for weeks, and I am eternally grateful. I love you sistas.

Anyway, gotta get back to it.

Much love,

happy2bme
09-18-2012, 10:11 AM
Michelle - prayers are free, you can have as many of them as you want and need from all of us ;)

Be strong. Remember that living a good life is the best revenge. :hug:

happy2bme
09-18-2012, 11:15 AM
Good morning ladies,

Super busy day today. Packing, cooking, errands, etc. Good thing I got a good sleep last night.

Michelle - I send good thoughts to you several times a day. It's just a shame that you are dragged along to spend your hard earned money to follow a decision that was not yours to make. I do understand that sometimes a relationship runs it's course, and sometimes you grow to be 2 different people. In that case you amically part, each pays their share. But when one decides it's over, I believe they should bear the brunt of the costs - and that goes for whether it's the husband or the wife who decides that. In any regard, make sure you put yourself first and do not compromise you, your life or your self esteem. Ok? :hug:

Annie - your blog link does not work. I hope that everything works out well for you on the office front. Changes like that make it so tough on the workers who are just trying to get through the day. I would live to see Sassy dancing like a rabbit! :D How cute must that be. Oh boy on the new baby sitting gig for Sissy. :rolleyes: Sounds like a baby that is not used to being separated from his momma. Wouldn't it be funny if Lil Man started baby babbling to the town crier to shuddup and get over it already :rofl: Thank you for the offer of the spices. I have already mail ordered from Penzey's twice since we moved here. We get their catalog and DH pours over the recipes - he always finds something he likes. We tried an oven baked stew from the fall catalog that I liked more than he did but he said he'd just tweek it a bit for his tastes. But don't you just love that store?

Laura - I will give you a call once I get into town one night and we can firm up our plans. Looking forward to meeting you. I love the vase. Very pretty.

Ellen - hope you wake up. I'd love to go to the park and feed ducks. I'd even agree to behave for my Mom for that treat :D

Mel - bummer that you didn't get a good rest. Thought the gloomy weather was better for sleeping. How is Jen's foot doing? I guess I will have to email you the pic of the bat since I don't want to be creeping out the chicks here. The trees are turning quickly so I'm sorry that I won't have some nice pictures of the colors to send you guys. Was looking forward to some shots of trees surrounding some of the many lakes we have here. Behave yourself while I am gone, ok?

Shad - do you EVER rest when you are home? Seems like you are in a constant state of activity - like Ellen here :lol: I hope things work out for DS2. Sunday the cat must be used to the steady stream of folks in and out and then periods of solitude. Hope you can get that ambitious list of yours done before you head out again - it's coming up fast. And yes, DH has ALOT to learn about Ozzies and Kiwis. But we have the rest of time to teach him. And the bartender is a really, really nice person so I don't think she'll be hacking his nuts off soon. ;)

Hello Patty and Ceejay :wave: What's this about Miss Turtle getting hitched??????

I'd better get off the computer and over to the stove. Nothing important is getting done sitting here. If you don't hear back from me for a while, don't worry - will be thinking of you all and posting when I can... :wave:

happy2bme
09-18-2012, 11:16 AM
Oh and DH is off at his first appointment with the cardiologist so we'll see what he has to say about his condition. Depending on the outcome, maybe I might not be travelling after all.

Laura705
09-18-2012, 11:23 AM
Morning Ladies. Brrr, chilly start today. Fall is definitely here.

Michelle - No, I think it'll definitely be worth the attorney fees to get him out of your life. You get to move on to a happy new life and he'll have to live with himself and what he's done.

Annie - Thanks so much for the articles you sent, espec. the one about improving the soil! Definitely need that in our yard! So many things to do inside and out - I think we were so burnt out after all the improvement projects we've done, we just stopped and became complacent, but we really will have to start a list again and WORK IT! I hope that this baby adjusts to having Sissy care for him and that it works out okay for her. That little Sassy is too cute. :) Coal sometimes would toss a toy in the air and I'd worry he'd hit the tv and break it! Good that either office you'd report to is acceptable, but they need to decide which one soon to keep things moving!

Ellen - Have fun feeding the ducks!

Mel - We did get some rain yesterday, started not 5 minutes after I got home. Good thing I took the earlier train home, LOL!! :rain: If you're achey, just relax today. Bf's mum is 79 yo and works 24 hours a week and we're trying to get her into some senior housing that's less $$ than her current over 55 apt. A spot at a nice building near us is becoming available, but the catch-22 is that her income is too high for much of a rent savings. If she cuts her hours, the rent would be less...might be worth it to move now because the time will certainly come sooner or later when she won't want to work, or won't be able to.

Shad - Nice that Miss Sunday will have the company of ds2 and his gf when you're off to your next assignment. How did you progress with your to-do list yesterday?

Ceejay - Good for you getting help cleaning while you're working this long stint. We need some deep cleaning, especially in our basement and garage. The office, however, is what has the most clutter. There's a document destruction event (a truck with on-the-spot shredding) on Saturday that I'd like to take a bunch of old paperwork to, but at the moment I only have a partial shopping bag filled. :( Maybe I just need to crank through some of those paper piles this week to make the trip worth it (this event is in a neighboring suburb). Hope you're getting the fall temps you've been wanting. :crossed:

Hellos to Happy, Patty & Mary!!
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Eating was bad yesterday, and I also was a sloth when I got home from work and did not get out to the market for groceries. I did, however, finish my book and so it went back to the library on time.

Having lunch with a work buddy today. Skipping movie night. They chose that Batman movie, but it's a really long movie and I just don't care too much about seeing it, so I'll skip it.

My local jazzercise franchise is changing locations, and so they are moving out of the location I didn't like and hopefully to a more spacious space. However, the same snarky, arrogant instructor is teaching the classes that I'd be going to in the evenings and I just don't care for her, so my hopes went up briefly this morning and were then dashed.

That's about it for me. Everyone have a wonderful Tues/Wed.

:spin::spin::spin::spin::spin:

Laura705
09-18-2012, 11:38 AM
Here's a photo from the Dells duck tour - the cliffs are Potsdam sandstone, which I learned is only present in a few places in the world - one of which is the WI Dells.

annie175
09-18-2012, 02:12 PM
HAPPY....keep us posted on DHs appointment and what is going on with him. Holy cow. That wasn't CindyMs blog, that was just a statement off of her blog. I thought it was a good one. You might just be practicing packing and unpacking for the moment. Yes I love Penzey's spices, cept I just go nuts in there, overwhelming.

LAURA...nice shot of the Dells. It is hard to get back into the swing of things even after a short vacation. Be easy on yourself, you are beautiful just the way you are. I am not into the Batman movies either. Can't sit still that long. Need to be moving, folding clothes or something.

CHELLE...I double what HAPPY and LAURA said. THIS IS ABOUT YOU!
LIke I texted you...BUCK UP BUCKO!!!

ceejay52
09-18-2012, 02:56 PM
Afternoon
This week hasn't been to bad. I've told myself to take care of me and me only.

My friend in Jonesboro still hasn't responded to any of my text so I sent out one to another friend. I'll see if ther is a problem with my phone before I make to big of a judgement call. Even sent her a message in FB.

Chelle
Sending you all the good vibes and prayers you need.

Happy
Hope things go well at the cardiologist for your dh so you can go visit with your mom.

Laura
The picture at the Dells was good. That is on spot I would like to go to. If there were a Curves gym close by think I would go there. There's one in Paragould but I'm not driving two hours just to go to the gym.

Mel
Try to get some rest.

Hello's to the rest I'm a bit groggy today. Finally took a pain med, Meloxicam, for my lower back yesterday. I don't think I'll take those any more until the Tylenol quits working.

happy2bme
09-18-2012, 04:54 PM
Ok... why shouldn't I be surprised that I'm kind of behind???? Not awful tho.

DH's appointment went well. Doctor said his heart is strong and valves are not blocked. Said they could do nothing more and he'd be fine but since the palpatations bother him, they can give him some medicine to keep the heart in rhythm. What a relief. He's going for a stress test while I'm away. 3 hours of test after an hour and a half drive each way. He had scheduled it for the day after he returned back and I said "are you NUTS!!!!" He went and changed it to next week. It's a big relief to know he is ok. Now to deal with Mom...

Anyway, love to the chicks. Keep the place running while I'm gone.

annie175
09-18-2012, 05:47 PM
Thank GOD Happy....prayers and well wishes to DH and to momma. Be safe sister...xoxo

Laura705
09-18-2012, 05:50 PM
Happy - Glad dh's appt went well. Safe travels, and hopefully you can find a nice place for a free wi-fi connection while you're gone. Having forgotten my phone at home today, I should warn you that I'm not always so good with my cell phone and feel free to contact me at my other numbers. :D I requested a Penzey's catalog a while back and have received several. I think the back-to-school issue was the one that had an absolutely fantastic-looking apple bread recipe with a flavored butter to go along with it. The photo had me drooling - I just have to try that one. Maybe for book club...

Ceejay - Hope your lower back feels better. Yeh, the location has to be convenient first, then the instructor has to be acceptable (if it's a class). I think I've decided to just sign back up for a fitness passport again.

Annie - Thank you, that was a sweet thing to say! :)

Hotcupojava
09-18-2012, 06:24 PM
Laura tattled on me? LOL. No, no secret now, yes, we eloped and it was wonderful. Pooh Bear set it up and even decided where and made the reservations. We went before the judge and that was that. We went to a local resort (1 1/2 hours away) and had a wonderful time. We went down in the cavern (Smoke Hole) and up to the top of the mountains (Dolly Sods). I'm very happy with my man, who in the last few years, has stepped up and become more than I could ever ask for.

I follow you all and care for each and every one of you. Your highs and your lows. Please don't mistake my silence for indifference. I am here and I care.

All the photos (taken on my iPhone) are pretty impressive (LOL) and posted on my Face Book) and if you'd LIKE to see them... look me up...... Mary Padovini....

Peace and hugs to all who dwell here, all you wonderful chicks from around this big, blue marble.

MELODY525
09-19-2012, 07:12 AM
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MORNING CHICKS.

WOKE EARLY AND THOUGHT I'D GET A JUMP ON THE DAY.
YESTERDAY WAS QUIET BUT THE NITE HAD 2 ALARMS.
BOTH FALSE AND BOTH THE SAME WOMAN.
2ND TIME THE COPS GAVE HER "WHAT FOR".
GLAD THEY DID CAUSE I WAS READY TO KILL HER:cry:
IT'S DARKER TODAY THAN YESTERDAY.
STORMS WERE FURIOUS LAST NIGHT.
HIGH WINDS & TORNADO WARNINGS.
I WENT TO BED IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. :rofl:
WIND IS STILL FLIPPING ABOUT THE BUILDING.
IT MAKES THIS HIGHRISE BLDG GROAN...I HATE THAT NOISE.
I NEED SOME BREAKFAST.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:



ELLEN....IT'S ALL ABOUT DUCKS THIS WEEK. FIRST LAURA, THEN DUCKS IN MY RAIN AND YOU'RE FEEDING THEM :rofl:
I KNOW.....I'M NUTS:crazy:




ANNIE...EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE PUMPKIN LATTE.
SOMEDAY I WILL HAVE TO TRY IT.
HOPE THE JOB WORKS OUT FOR SISSY.
I DID THE SAME WHEN JEN WAS A BABE.
CAN BE GOOD MONEY AND STAYING HOME. :crossed:
YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH SASSY....I COULD JUST SEE HER.
LIFE THRU CHEMICALS IS FINE WITH ME :rofl:




MICHELLE....WE ONLY NEED TO HAVE ONE A$$HOLE IN OUR LIVES.
AND THAT'S FOR THE BATHROOM.
I AM ALL FOR YOU'RE GETTING RID OF THE EXTRA ONE:hug:
HANG IN THERE AND THINK GOOD THOUGHTS ABOUT YOURELF.





HAPPY....:wave: SAFE TRAVELS AND HOPE TO HEAR HOW MOM IS DOING.
WILL SEND HER GOOD THOUGHTS TILL WE DO:hug:
HOPE DH HAD A GOOD REPORT FROM THE DR TOO.
SENDING HIM A GOOD THOUGHT ALSO:hug:
PART 2: I AM RELIEVED AS WELL TO HEAR DH IS OK. THANK GOD SOMETHING IS GOING RIGHT THIS MONTH!! HUGS FOR BOTH OF YOU AND LOTS OF LUCK FOR HIS STRESS TEST. :hug:



LAURA...MY INCOME IS LOW ENOUGH TO BE IN THIS BLDG.
BUT SOC SEC SAYS I MAKE TOO MUCH money at $69 @ week.
SO THEY TOOK 1/2 TOOK MONEY AWAY FROM MY CHECK:rofl:
SOMETIMES YOU JUST CAN'T WIN!!
IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR HER TO MAKE THE MOVE BEFORE SHE GETS ANY OLDER I AGREE.
I ALMOST WAITED TOO LONG.
SORRY YOUR HOPES GOT DASHED AND THE SNARKY INSTRUCTOR IS STILL THERE:tantrum:
I WENT TO A WEBITE AND LOOKED AT THE DELLS.
DID YOU GO ON ONE OF THOSE BOAT-CARS???
OMG I LOVED IT!! BUT THEY SHOULD BE SHAPED LIKE DUCKS:rofl: :rofl:
AND MAYBE PAINTED YELLOW!!!
IT REALLY IS SUCH A GORGEOUS PLACE.



CEEJAY.....MAYBE YOU COULD GET THE DR TO GIVE YOU A LOWER DOSAGE...IF THERE IS ONE. HOPE THE TYLENOL CONTINUE TO WORK & THE BACK FEELS BETTER.:hug:




http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/wedding/smileys-wedding-039471.gifMARY...I AM VERY HAPPY FOR YOU & JAY.
HOPE YOU BOTH WILL BE VERY HAPPY TOO:hug: :love:
I'M GLAD TOO THAT YOU GUYS HAD A GOOD TIME.
ELOPING IS A GREAT THING!!:encore:
YOU DESERVE ALL THE HAPPINESS IN THE WORLD.
SO NOW YOU ARE MRS POOHBEAR!!!
PLEASE SEND ME A PIC IF YOU CAN.
I AM NOT ON FACEBOOK! & GIVE JAY MY LOVE TOO!

annie175
09-19-2012, 08:33 AM
Good Morning Chicklets!!

Happy happy hump day! Trash is out, had my coffee, cottage cheese with garden veggies and also a greek yogurt. My oh my I am a lil piglet today!

Mary...Best wished to you and yours. How exciting that you found the perfect man for you. I, too, am blessed with a great person...finally after all these years. We are engaged but have not set a date.

MELLIE...if they are going to pull false alarms, why must they do it at night, don't they know they are supposed to be sleeping at night and alarm pulling in the day time? Sheesh! Not raining here but dang cold. 42 degrees when I left for work this morning. Sassy was having nothing to do with pottying this morning. I finally had to discipline her into going potty. (Jumping in front of her so she didn't dash to the back sliding door)

CHELLE...stay strong sister...call, text, post for support. We are all here for you.

Hello to all the wonderful women this morning.

Have an awesome day.

Loves, Hugs and many prayers.

upswife
09-19-2012, 08:39 AM
Good Morning Chicks! I did not make it out yesterday, I think I had some of what was bothering the kiddies last week and I just rested all morning. Imade a quick and dirty pasta dish for dinner, and it turned out quite tasty. Mom is coming by for a walk today, I have been mapping out route and she is up to 0.45 miles. It is a little chilly today, so we will see how far we get today. I need to get to the grocery store today too…why does it always disappear so fast. I swear, it feels like I was just there!

Melody~I Don’t mind sleeping during a storm, but then again, I am on the ground floor and don’t have to hear the building groaning. I can’t believe they took away part of your SS because you make $69 a week!! What a rip off!!

Mary~Congrats on the marriage!

CeeJay~take care going into day #4! Hope your back is doing ok.

Laura~bummer on the Jazzercise classes, but at least you are able to get the fitness passes from the park district.

Happy~I am so glad to hear the DH’s heart is strong. I hope his stress test goes well. Have a safe trip!!

Michelle~More love and support heading your way. I’m sorry that it is oing to cost so much to finish this nasty business, but in the long run it will be better. Stay strong and take care of YOU!

Annie~Jalepeno for breakfast! OMG..I would be crying! Good that either way work goes you will have good management, I hope they figure out who should get your budget.I hope Sissy can keep the babysitting gig.

Ok, DD3 just climbed back into my lap, so I need to get this posted. Have a great Wednesday (Thursday to Shad)
Luv and Hugs!

annie175
09-19-2012, 08:59 AM
When you all get a moment...I know, yeah right....here is the wedding site for my son and his love. You can read about their meeting, love, and see pics of the wedding party. It is a very cool thing....

www.mywedding.com/taterloveskristin (http://www.mywedding.com/taterloveskristin)

Have fun!

ceejay52
09-19-2012, 09:49 AM
Morning
Passing through. All things are well on my end.

Laura705
09-19-2012, 10:10 AM
Morning all. Another chilly morning.

Annie - Happy Hump Day to you too! Cottage cheese sounds tasty right now. Hold the jalapenos - for some reason I just don't want anything spicy in the morning.

Ellen -- Hope you're feeling better now. I've been putting off the grocery shopping, but really need to get out and do it.

Mel - The government wants us to be totally destitute before they'll help us out, haven't you figured that out yet??!! :D Love today's photo!!

Mary - Hey, if it's on FB it's fair game, LOL. Glad you popped in - lurking is totally fine too (that's about the only thing I do on FB anyway). Sounds like you had a wonderful honeymoon, may it never end!! :) :)

Hellos to Ceejay, Patty, Happy, Shad & Michelle!! :wave:

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Bf was not yet home from a work thing when I got home, so I took doggy for a long walk. After that didn't do much of anything except open some mail.

The boss & mgr are back in the office today. Ho hum, that's about it for me. TTFN!

Karen3
09-19-2012, 04:15 PM
Hey Ladies....I'm K3 from Golden Girls. I peek in here sometimes, Just watched something so special online that I had to tell you all esp Shad. Google Chooka Parker. bye k3

Shad
09-19-2012, 05:12 PM
Morning all,
Another day coming up and I had better get out there and do something. All this digging is getting a little old now, but it needs to be done and I am determined to have it looking reasonably neat and tidy before I go away.

Karen3 - thank you for the link on Chooka Parker. A talented young man for sure. I don't watch Aust. Got Talent. These days I watch very few musical type shows and have little to do with music. Years ago I was in big with the music industry, but various things happened and two that changed my life completely. I've watched families almost bankrupt themselves for the sake of their 'talented' youngsters and I have watched the music industry break lives into tiny pieces. It is not for me.

Laura - hope you manage to find an exercise class or classes that you can enjoy. Instructors make all the difference.

Ceejay - just passing through is good sometimes. Have fun.

Annie - wow - looked at that website, they sure are having a big wedding party. Hope you all have a wonderful day. Try to remember that it is not the wedding, wedding settings, dress or cake that is important, it is the life we have together after the BIG day.

Michelle - hope things are looking up a bit for you. One step at a time will be the way to go. One step, then the next. It's all about you now.

Happy - probably now on the way to Mum's place. Hope that all settles down nicely for you. However, knowing how stubborn some old ladies can get and how resistant to change, you might have an interesting week or two. Glad to hear that DH's trip to the Dr went well.

Ellen - still keeping busy I see. Hope the walk with mum went well.

Mel - Thunderrstorms and rain AND wind. Well we have been promised the same for a while now, and all we got were 2 small showers. Welcome ones but just two showers. Glad to hear that the cops gave the lady a bit of hurry up. Hope she takes the hint. (but not nudge, nudge, wink, wink)

Got another huge list to see to today. Maybe I will be glad to get back to the office and have a rest. However I see my luck with weather is holding. I am going to Darwin in the summer! How stupid am I? Darwin is just a hop, skip and jump from the Equator and the summer consists of heat, deluges, storms and the odd rainbow. Well we will see what I am made of now won't we.

Hey Turtle, I took up your invitation on facebook. I look forward to having some time to go through your page. Thanks.

Okay, better go get on with it. Catch you later.

annie175
09-20-2012, 05:21 AM
Morning girls...thought I would post this morning from home before my day gets any busier. Louisville later in my posts known as LV, will be in our office today. Hope to find out a little about our future. I am looking forward to it. Will be a crazy busy day. Meetings, meetings, meetings....blah.

Sassy had her first "real" accident in the house. I fell asleep on the couch, C was already in bed, and I didn't get her out for her last potty before going to bed. I woke up at 1 am to Sassy asleep in some folded towels on the floor that I didn't get put away and a lil pile of poo on the throw rug. It was dry and like a couple of mini carrots in a pile. I took her out to P and we went to bed. Yes she slept with me last night. She was very good and didn't want to get up with C and I at 4 am. haha....She is sitting in my lap and wanting to play...sooooooo..

Gonna fold clothes out of the dryer, head to the shower, get ready for work, take the lil doggie babe to sissy, and head to work. Management will be there 8 am sharp. I hope to arrive at 7 instead of my usual 7:30 to be prepared.

Have a great day all...maybe will get back if management leaves early enough.

Loves hugs and prayers.

MELODY525
09-20-2012, 07:55 AM
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MORNING CHICKS

JEN & I HAD A GOOD DAY YESTERDAY.
RICHIE CAME HOME EARLY AND WE GOT STUFF DONE WITH MY PC DESK.
THEN WE STUFFED THINGS BACK INTO MY CLOSET.
I HAD A QUILT IN THERE THAT'S NEW BUT TOO HEAVY FOR ME.
NOW THEY HAVE A NEW ONE :rofl:
LIFE ON THE EAST COAST IS GOOD.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY :encore:



SHAD....DARWIN IN THE SUMMER??? http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smileys/desert-smiley.gif?1292867581
IS THAT FOR A JOB?? OR IS MICK TORTURING YOU??
DON'T FORGET THE CAMERA!!!
ARE YOU NEARING THE END OF YOUR SPRING CLEANING & THE TO DO LIST?




ANNIE....IF I WAS SASSY, I WOULDN'T BE PUTTING MY PRIVATE PARTS ON COLD WET GRASS EITHER!!
POOR LITTLE THING. WAIT TILL WINTER.
YOU'LL HAVE TO CARRY HER OUT THERE!!!
I WILL CHECK OUT THE WEDDING SITE LATER.
PART 2: HOPE LV WORKS OUT IN YOUR FAVOR.
WILL KEEP FINGERS CROSSED :crossed:
HAD A LAUGH AT THE CARROT PILE!! ROFLMAZZOFF




ELLEN.....GLAD MOM CAN GO THAT FAR.
SHE REALLY IS DOING A GREAT JOB.
GETTING TOO COLD HERE FOR MY RIDES TOO.
HOPE YOU WILL FEEL BETTER TODAY :hug:
YES...THE GOVT TAKES AWAY 1/2 OF WHAT I EARN OUT OF MY CHECK.
IT'S LIKE WORKING 2 WEEKS FOR FREE:faint:




CEEJAY....GLAD THINGS ARE GOING WELL IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS.
HANG IN THERE!!



LAURA...I LIKED THAT PIC TOO OF THE RAIN.
YOU DID MORE THAN I DID YESTERDAY.
ALL I DID WAS WATCH RICHIE DO EVERYTHING:rofl:




KAREN....THINK I REMEMBER YOU FROM DAYS WHEN I USED TO BROWSE THE FORUMS.
I'LL CHECK OUT THE LINK LATER.

upswife
09-20-2012, 07:57 AM
Good morning everyone! Yesterday was good, Mom decided that she didn't want to drive over but she did call to let me know that she walked by her house. DD3 and I went food shopping and stopped at Goodwill and got 2 nice sweatshirts for DS.

I was lazy and made the same quick pasta dish for dinner yesterday...LOL it's a good thing my family is not picky. I am really sore today? Must have slept wrong or the weather had a change.

DD3 and I are going out to story time at a local park again and mom shoud be stopping by for another walk...she will be back to her old self soon, esp if we keep pushing. DS and DD have cross country practice today after school, good thing they bus them over, then all I have to do is pick them up!

Ok have to grab some breakfast and coffee. Luv and Hugs ladies!!

diyana
09-20-2012, 09:32 AM
Safe travels, Happy! I hope your mom's condition improves and that you have a nice visit with her.

I'm still WAY behind on personals...sorry about that.

Things are going....better....my husband and I are staying in the house (separate bedrooms)...and while things get...intense...at times which is mostly because my emotions are still occasionally volatile. Understandable since I've only had a few weeks to process this and less than a week since he dropped the official bomb. Anyway, we are discussing a settlement that will be fair and allow for me to have a fresh start. And he's being reasonable about "custody" of the dogs. I am looking for a nice place to live that will allow 1 dog (I will take Santa). So overall things are improving. Now that I'm getting my head on straight...it's time for me to look toward my future and get my stuff sorted and boxed up for moving.

Much love, hugs and appreciation to all,

Laura705
09-20-2012, 12:16 PM
Morning all. End of the workweek in sight!! :)

Michelle - Sounds like you're headed in the right direction. Glad to hear it!

Ellen - Glad your mom's recovery is going well. Yeh, nice your family isn't picky - my bf doesn't like to eat the same thing twice in a row. If I like the meal, it doesn't matter to me!!

Mel - Glad Richie helped you around the apt. Yeh, bf and I have a very nice down comforter that is very warm, but too warm for us! We'd rather have a lighter one and add another blanket if need be. We've used it very little - might put it up for sale on craigslist. Besides, our heated mattress pad, 10+ years old, has gone kaput, so we could use the $$ from the sale of the comforter to put towards the purchase of a new pad. Hope you have another quiet day today and that it gets warm enough for you to get out and enjoy it. :sunny:

Annie - Awww...accidents happen! Hope the LV meetings go well today. :)

Shad - Had to look at a map to see where you'll be headed and its relation to the equator - wow, you'll be way up there, that's for sure!! Will you be in the city or out in rural areas?

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies!
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Sorted laundry after work and did one load and did one BE workout. That was about it. Boss and sr mgr are out again today, so it's quiet - not that I don't get interruptions!

Plenty to do, so I better finally get this posted. :wave:

ceejay52
09-20-2012, 02:06 PM
Michelle
Hugs. Things are hard right now, but hang in there. Soon you'll have some peace and quite in you own space.

Day 5 out of 11. I'm not over doing things. My house looked really good.
Tonight I'm doing a load of laundry and some ironing. Then to bed at 9 p.m.
I think sleep is most important right now for me.

Also heard from my friend in Jonesboro. Thinks she's been taking to many of those hard drugs and sleeps 3/4ths of the time.

happy2bme
09-20-2012, 11:26 PM
Hi all,

Got here safe and sound. DH is also back home now safe also. Traffic wasn't as bad for him as it appeared when we were driving down so I am grateful for that. Mom is no worse for all the wear. Should be a very interesting 2 weeks. It is hard to move her when she digs her feet in. :^: Today was nice, we spent the day at my sister's house, had a fast food lunch (which my stomach complained about), went to the library and got a couple of books to read, went for a pedicure which I desperately needed and then sat around and had a good chat with all the family members.

We're about to hit the hay since we have to get up early to all get ready on time and out the door when we need to.

Glad to hear the chicks are doing well.

Michelle - I am glad that the words fair and equitable have entered into the conversation. I was wondering what was going to happen to the fur babies. Still pulling for you and sending good thoughts your way :hug:

Annie - DH told me there was an envelope in the mail for me - I'm thinking it's my special package of spices. Thank you so much :hug: I don't know where my brain was but I thought you said ORANGE instead of OREGANO :rofl: I've been looking for orange and basil and looking at a different kind of package - finally googled it on the internet and now I know what to look for. I will check out the wedding link as soon as I get internet access again.

Laura - I know what you mean about the down comforter. I have a really lightweight down "blanket" I got from JC Penney that I love. It weighs about a quarter of a pound - so light you don't think it will keep you warm but all it needs is a bit of body heat and there's just the right amount of warmth. Not sure I'd like the heated pad as it would warm up my pillows :lol:

Ellen - sounds like your Mom is making some great progress on the walking. Good to hear. Sometimes those no recipe / throw them together dishes, especially with pasta are the best kind of meal.

Hi Karen :wave:

Mel - I'm glad to hear that life on the east coast is a good one for you right now. How nice that Jen has a new comforter :D

Ceejay - sounds like you are still managing to get something done each night besides the long work week. You deserve a :cp: for that.

Shad - Darwin in the Summer? Is that as bad as Darwin in the winter? Probably not half as bad as Coober Peddy (sp ???) Still, good thing you are better with the heat than the cold.

Ok, sister is going to bed, guess it's high time the rest of us went too. I'll sign off for now. Not sure when I'll have internet access again but when I do I'll sign in. Till then I will send good thoughts and :grouphug: Good night all...

Shad
09-21-2012, 06:03 AM
Evening all,
Had a very busy day and am now worn out so this won't be a long post.

Dug some more holes today and will finish that bit tomorrow and fill it up with gravel. That's the last of the digging for this time. Also turned everything out of the 2nd bedroom and cleaned that - all DS2's clothes are now on the floor of the living room. I need him to sort through them and chuck out the cr*p. Then I started in on the 3rd bedroom and now have stuff all over the place while I clean that out. I was hoping that I could put DS2's stuff back in the main bedroom but he's not sure if he is going to stay here while I am away. I guess we will work it out eventually.

The modem/ router gave out today as well. DS2 spent something like about $249 on the router only a few months back. Possibly a year. I spent an hour on the phone yelling at the d*ckhead technician who was fairly obviously doing something else at the same time. Naturally English wasn't his first language. So when I go down to by a new one tomorrow, I will be getting a cheap one and one which is far more compatible with my telephone system than that one was. At the moment I am using my travel modem to get me on line and talking. Otherwise you wouldn't hear from me at all this weekend. Until I remembered this, I was wondering who to ring to tell you all I was no longer on the network.

Better go and get on with the night. If I sit here for much longer I will be stiffened into this shape.

MELODY525
09-21-2012, 07:51 AM
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MORNING WORLDLY CHICKS.
IS EVERYONE READY FOR THE WEEKEND??
I'VE HAD A VERY GOOD WEEK.
NOTHING MUCH GOING ON OVER HERE.
WEEKEND IS SUPPOSED TO WARM UP & BE SUNNY.
MAYBE I CAN GO OUT FOR A BIT.:beach:
HOPE EVERYONE HAS A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.




SHAD....YOU CAN ALWAYS CALL HERE.
AT LEAST THERE'S AN ANSWERING MACHINE TO TALK TO!!
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PC PROBLEMS.
HOPE YOU GET SET UP SOON AND BUY A GOOD ONE.
THANK GOD THIS SET UP IS DOING FINE:cb:
MAYBE DS2 NEEDS A CONFERENCE WITH THE DSGF...IS THAT A WORD???:rofl:
HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND SORTING & DIGGING.
BUT DON'T PUT THE DS'S CLOTHES IN THE HOLES!!!




HAPPY....GLAD EVERYONE GOT WHERE THEY NEEDED TO GO SAFE & SOUND.
HOPE MOM DOESN'T PUT CEMENT SHOES ON HER FEET!!
I THINK SOME OF THE SENIORS HERE HAVE THEM :rofl:
WILL WATCH FOR YOU TO POST IF YOU GET A CHANCE.
STAY WELL AND KEEP MOM FROM HURTING HERSELF!!! :rofl: :rofl:




CEEJAY...GLAD YOU'RE SLEEPING WELL.
IT IS MOR IMPORTANT THAN CLEANING HOUSE.
HOPE THE NEXT FEW DAYS GO BY QUICKLY.
SPORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE FRIEND.
WE HAVE FRIENDS THAT OVER DO THE MEDS TOO. SAD.
SHE'S LUCKY YOU CHECK UP ON HER:hug:




LAURA.....GREAT IDEA ABOUT MAKING MONEY FOR THE NEW HEATING PAD.
JEN WAS THINKING OF GETTING ONE OF THOSE.
JUST TO TAKE THE CHILL OFF THE BED.
SHE THINKS THE QUILT WEIGHS TOO MUCH FOR HER LEGS TOO.
SHE'LL TRY IT OVER THE WEEKEND.
I SHOWED HER THE DUCK TOURS AND SHE LOVED THE CAR/BOAT TOO:cb:




MICHELLE....GLAD TO HEAR YOU ARE BACK HOME.
HOPING YOU GUYS CAN WORK ON A SETTLEMENT.
KEEP THE DRAMA AT BAY...
CAUSE IT WILL ONLY HURT YOU PHYSICALLY IN THE END.
YOUR HEALTH AND WELL BEING ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHO GETS THE TV!
TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF:hug:




ELLEN....YOUR POST ABOUT QUICK PASTA DISH REMINDED ME OF SOMETHING.
MY STEPMOTHER USED TO MAKE SOMETHING SHE LEARNED FOR THE SCOUTS.
"GIRLSCOUT STEW" WE CALLED IT.
JUST GROUND BEEF IN A TOMATO SAUCE WITH ELBOWS.
FUNNY HOW THE MEMORIES COME BACK.
HAVE A GREAT DAY & GLAD MOM IS WALKING ABOUT.

Laura705
09-21-2012, 10:17 AM
Morning all. TGIF!!:carrot:

Mel - One of my mom's favorite comfort foods was just elbow macaroni with stewed tomatoes. I think about making it, but seasoning it up with some sauteed onion and other veggies, oregano, fresh mozz cheese, etc. Making myself hungry! :hungry:

Shad - How frustrating for the router to crap out like that - maybe because that's what the equipment was. As if you're not already busy enough with all your projects!

Happy - Glad you arrived safely and DH got back home safely as well. Good luck to you during your two week visit with your mom. :D I believe a light down blanket will be just the thing for us. I can't recall where the wires in our mattress pad are located, but I don't think there were any in the pillow area.

Ceejay - Just about halfway through your 11 days. Definitely good to put sleep first. Any housekeeping chores can wait (as long as there's clean laundry, lol). Ooh, scary re your friend with the meds. Hope she can make an adjustment and get a good balance.

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies. :wave:
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Not much to report. Yesterday was another fish experiment by bf. He bought corvina and seasoned it with some salt, cayenne and lemon juice and sauteed it. Meh. I didn't care for it. Bf thought it was good enough, but decided it would have been better had it been cooked on the grill. Ready for something unadventurous next time like salmon or tilapia or even a packet of tuna. ;) Tonight's taco night.

Nothing special planned for the weekend. Just have a hair appointment and that's it. May not bother with the document destruction event - haven't spent any time going through the paperwork this week and still only have a half-bag to be shredded.

That's about it, so I'm off to the races. Everyone have a great weekend. :dizzy:

annie175
09-21-2012, 03:21 PM
Good Afternoon Girlies....

Yesterday's meetings were successful. Another gal and I are going to LV in the next couple of weeks to learn the ways of LV and how they want things done around here. I am excited. Structure and Guidance...Amen!

CHELLE...keep on truckin through the mess for brighter days are ahead of you. We learn from everthing and come out better off than before. Still sending fabulous thoughts and sweet prayers sister.

HAPPY....glad everyone arrived where they are supposed to be safe and sound. I expect by the end of two weeks you will be ready to come home. BTW...how did you manage a vacation so soon after starting to work at the lollipop stand? You are simply amazing. Hugs sister and Strength.

LAURA...We had great baked fish last night. Butter, garlic salt, lemon juice, baked covered till almost done then sprinkle a little cheddar on top till melted...YUM....served with rice and salad. Should of come over last night, just a slight ride for you. lol

MELLIE...glad you had a good week. I certainly had an OK week. hha. Not too much going on. Sissy, lil man and I are going over to dads tomorrow for a bit. Sis is going to cut dads hair. Then on Sunday my baby boy is coming over to get his 63 Impala out of my garage. I am so excited about that. I have been storing it for over 8 years for him. It is time. Now Curtis, too, can park in the garage. Whew WHo...

SHADDIE...bummer about the router thing. We just had that last week here at work. They had to replace two routers and run a new line from the phone room somewhere. Sure did make the puters run faster around here.

CEEG...halfway though your work life. That just seems like a long time and very tiring. May the force be with you and take your vitamins.

ELLEN....how was story time and the walk with momma? God love my dad, he walks so slow I about fall asleep along the way when I walk with him.

That about wraps it up for me today. Have a great evening/morning all. I should be back sometime this weekend.

Loves and Hugs

ceejay52
09-21-2012, 03:39 PM
6/11 and still going strong physically. Mentally I'm not to sure about. Called the electric crew to do the street and sanitation crew's job. P laughed. They know I'm working to many days.

Found a classical music channel on t.v. This kind of music always calms my nerves. However some stringed instruments get on my nerves.

I'll try to come back and do personals later.

annie175
09-21-2012, 06:01 PM
CEEG...mostly just calm yourself and get rest...that many days in a row will make anyone nuts!

annie175
09-22-2012, 06:02 AM
Good Saturday morning/evening.....

Not much going on...couldn't get back to sleep after getting up with C at 4 am...Sassy is sound asleep. Guess I will get my Saturday morning going early....got lots to do...grocery shopping....birthday party shopping...going to dad's with sissy so she can cut his hair....laundry which is already going...only one more load and two dryer loads to go. Not cleaning house this weekend as I did it last weekend and going to do it next Saturday before C's surprise get together on Sunday....

SHADDIE...just wanted to comment on charities if it is not too late...I like any animal funded charity but my fav is Breast Cancer Awareness (Susan G.Komen) breast cancer research. My momma had breast cancer and was a survivor for 18 years before her death not cause by cancer. She had a masectomy.

Today will be roast, potatos, carrots, onions in the crock pot with italian dressing. Will make cornbread muffins to go with. Tomorrow my DS comes to get his car out of the garage...thought I would make a pot of chili with onions, sour cream and cheese on the side to go with for lunch. Thought I would make a loaf of bread also....maybe even a lil dessert as my DS loves my food...lol. Especially my desserts.

Last night was homemade chicken pot pie. Had not made that for C ever, and he said D*mn woman what took you so long to bring that to the table...lol My only comment was I forgot about it. Just tell me what you want me to fix and I can make it...it is easier than trying to come up with stuff all the time. He love it and took it in his lunch today. Still have enough for 2 people. See it is hard for me to just cook for 1 or 2, so you all need to come to dinner....or at least let me be the cook at our commune. Chief cook and cleaner, will be assigning people to their chores, have to meet criteria of cleaning or will do it over....lol

Not much else...have a wonderful weekend all.

Love and Hugs

annie175
09-22-2012, 06:44 AM
In reading FB, learned of some deaths of friends brothers and family...of course, I cried and sent deepest symphathies. It is just mind boggling that people, my age, are dying....I can hardly take it...I feel everyone's pain and cry for them...yes I cry for everyone in pain...I am toooooooo emotional. and actually I hate that part of my personality. Crying for everyone makes me stuffed up. BLAH!

Guess I will jump in the shower and get this day going....

MELODY525
09-22-2012, 07:25 AM
http://a35.idata.over-blog.com/4/22/23/93/Bon-week-end/weekend.gif

MY SECRET LIFE IS CARTOON SATURDAYS.
I HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF WEEKENDS SPENT WITH MY BROTHER.
WE WOULD WATCH CARTOONS AND THEN A CHARLIE CHAN MOVIE...
OR WHATEVER B&W MYSTERY WAS SHOWING THAT WEEKEND ON TV.
THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLD DAYS.
HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT WEEKEND.

SPECIAL HUGS TO MICHELLE.:hug:




ANNIE....I CRY WITH EVERYONE AND ANYTHING.
PEOPLE TELL ME SOB STORIES IN THE SUPERMARKET AND WE CRY TOGETHER.
JEN & I TRY TO GET RID OF THAT PART OF US BUT TO NO AVAIL:cry:
THAT'S THE PART OF US THAT PEOPLE ARE DRAWN TO.
GUESS IT'S OUR "CALLING". :rofl:
I'LL BE RIGHT THERE FOR POT PIE & POT ROAST:hun:
AND I'LL BRING THE POT!!:rofl: :rofl:
VERY HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT LV!! :encore:
GOOD LUCK THERE WHEN YOU GO:hug:




CEEJAY....HOPE TODAY IS LESS NERVE WRACKING.:hug:
"STAY CALM & CARRY ON" IS THE MOTTO FOR TODAY.
CLASSICAL IS NICE BUT I CAN'T TAKE TOO MANY STRINGS EITHER
IF THEY'RE TOO TINNY! :dizzy: (bothers my ears)
YOU'RE DOING GREAT!! HANG IN THERE http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq217/Peter79/th_hangin.gif





LAURA....TACO NIGHT!!! OLE'!!! http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/2/mexican.gif
I CAN HARDLY WAIT. MOUTH IS WATERING.:drool:
I MADE MYSELF HUNGRY YESTERDAY THINKING ABOUT THE GS STEW!! ROFLMYAZZOFF
HOPE THE WEEKEND STAYS QUIET.

ceejay52
09-22-2012, 08:57 AM
Food porn this early in the morning is not good.

Starting day 7/11 of work. It really has not been bad. My bosses are extremely good to me. Mel I like the stay clam and carry on. That's about all one can do. Told my sis last night that I was sleeping all day Thursday.

Fall is starting out on a good note. Supposed to be 46 tonight and 70's for the high the next couple of day's. We had a good rain yesterday. Hope it didn't hurt the farmers with their harvesting.

Annie
I need to hire you as my chef.

Laura
I had taco's one night this week. May have them again tonight with a salad.

Hello's to the rest. :wave:

diyana
09-22-2012, 09:52 AM
quick post for me....Today, I'll be starting the sorting/packing process AND I'm going to see several rental properties. Tomorrow will be more of the same.

Hope you all are doing well.

Much love to you sweet sistas,

Laura705
09-22-2012, 01:18 PM
Hello ladies. Just a quick hello. Not sure why I thought I'd like scones whe they didn't do anything for me when I tried some years ago in a gift basket I'd received... But I made a batch from a ww recipe & had the same reaction-blah. Maybe they'll be better with some jam...

Went to the thrift shop before my hair Appt and bought a pretty silk blouse - $4! At my hair Appt right now with color on my head. After this will be lunch & grocery shopping.

Have a great weekend all!

Shad
09-22-2012, 04:28 PM
Morning all.
Didn't forget to post yesterday, just to worn out to do so. My to do list is much smaller and things on it are not as physical as previously so maybe I will not be wandering around aching in too many places after this. Funnily enough with all the ton or so of soil I have shifted and the ton or so of gravel I have moved, I haven't lost weight. I would have thought that some of flab would have moved, but the scale says otherwise. Probably not eating right or portions are too big or something. Ther is always something. One thing is for sure, I know every muscle in my arms and legs - they all make themselves felt at some time during the day or night.

Michelle - sounds like you are hard at it. And I know from experience finding rentals is not easy. Hope you pick up something soon. Hope you are negotiating a decent settlement on the house and will be able to buy yourself a nice place sometime in the future.

Annie - ever the busy one. You can be chef in my house anytime for a while at least. The garden is coming along and I see there are tiny tomatoes on a couple of the vines and the beans are flowering already. Corn is getting up to the elephants eye - if you know of a short elephant.
I am considering charities for this year. Haven't got around to a decision yet. Will let you all know soon. Since I am planning to spend around $1000 on them I'm sure we can organise something in the breast cancer line.

Ceejay - over the worst of it now. It's all downhill now until the eleventh day. I sure hope you will be taking a couple of days off after that effort.

Mel - Keep calm and carry on. Wasn't that the mantra for Britain during the Diamond Jubilee or something. We often see crazy things under the 'Keep calm' banner. Glad to hear you are having a cartoon weekend. I haven't watched much tv lately since everytime I sit in the chair, I go to sleep and I wake up with a cold coffee and a hot cat on my knee. Sometimes the coffee is over my knee as well.

Happy - hope all goes well with mum and your visit. How are you getting on with persuading her to move?

Laura - scones huh? My mother used to make great scones. Hers were never dry and dusty like the store bought ones. Don't know what she did to fix that since they are only flour, milk, butter and some flavour or other. Haven't made any for years.

Okay better get dressed and get out there - just got to fix the geotextile fabric in place and cut it to go around the tree roots and then fill everything up with gravel. Then that part of the garden is done for the time being! Another thing off the list. Still don't know if the DS2 and GF are going to use the house while I am away. He is coming over tomorrow and we shall discuss it then. If not, I need to get some one in to water the garden. Don't want all this hard work to go to weeds again do I? Oh yes and the green waste bag man comes tomorrow, better go fill up the bag to ensure I get my moneys worth. Then I guess I might have to see if I can cancel him for the next month or so.

Things to do. People to worry, pets to chase for digging in my carrot patch AGAIN

annie175
09-23-2012, 06:47 AM
Good Early Morning My Friends....

Got up at 5:00. Couldn't sleep a bit longerl. Took Miss Sassycakes out to potty, she said no way it is too stinkin cold and my feet are freezing....came in gave her some doggy brekkie and then she went out to potty....good girl.

In the process of making my first pot of Fall chili. Baby boy is SUPPOSED to come for car and I am sitting with my adorable lil man. Mom and Daddie are going to the Colts game.

Chili has my tomatos, green pepper, banana peppers and one jalapeno in it, not enough to blow your mouth out but just enough to give it a kick. Mixed in with ground beef, maple sausage, kidney beans, chili beans, tomato sauce and my secret ingredient (2 T of brown sug), chili powder, and a prayer. Everyone brags over my chili, I don't see it, but will take it. Probaby barfing behind my back...lol. Going to make some cornbread to go with. All about ready to assemble into my crockpot...except the cornbread. Serving sour cream, cheese and onions on the side....if you have never tried chili with sour cream, do so, it is amazing.

Sitting with lil man today as the kids go to the Colts game. Compliments of Chris's uncle who works for the Colts....free, free, free...the best. Plus I get to spend quality time with my lil babe. Yeah!! He was so good all day yesterday while sis ran all my errands with me. Left at 1030 yesterday and did not park my car in garage till 6. Shue weeeee warn out.

SHADDIE...so glad your list is getting shorter and less demanding of the muscles. I am sure you need to take an epsom salts bath come evening. Stop by for some chili.

LAURA...I have never liked scones either. They are dry and boring. Those that like them, all the power to you, have mine!

CHELLE...glad to hear of progression. You are so awesome and doing the perfect thing for you. Hugs.

CEEG....it is almost over...just a few more days then sleep city....strength to you my chickster sister.

MELLIE....I keep telling DD not to have a June/Gemini baby as they suffer the worst on emotions. She was especially she started her period while we were out yesterday...lol.

Got lots to get done...Sassy is tearing up an Enquire mag on my living room floor, at least I know what she is doing....

Have a wonderful Sunday/nite...hi to all the chickies.

Loves and hugs...

MELODY525
09-23-2012, 07:36 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS
LOOKS LIKE THE BIG STORM LAST NIGHT BROUGHT OUT THE SUN AGAIN.
GOING TO RUN DOWN TO THE LITTLE STORE FOR MILK.
NOTHING NEW HERE.
ALARMS HAVE BEEN SILENT. :D

HOPING YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:




CEEJAY....THE "KEEP CALM" SAYINGS HAVE BECOME VERY POPULAR.
ESPECIALLY ON THE PINTEREST WEBSITE. PEOPLE ARE MAKING POSTERS & CARDS OUT OF THEM.
AND SHAD IS RIGHT....BUT T WAS THE POSTER WORDS FOR WW2 IN BRITAIN.
IT REALLY WAS "KEEP CALM & CARRY ON".
HOPE DAY 8 GOES WELL. WE'RE ROOTING FOR YOU :cheer4:




MICHELLE...SORTING & PACKING CAN BE VERY CLEANSING.
USE IT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE AND LET IT ALL GO:hug:




SHAD....CAN'T PULL THE WOOL OVER YOUR EYES.
YES IT WAS ENGLISH.....WW2 TO BE EXACT.
DON'T BE SPILLING COFFEE OVER THE CAT OR YOUR LAP!!
I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE AFTER ALL THAT WORK YOU DIDN'T LOSE.
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM NO MATTER HOW ACTIVE I CAN BE.
NOT AN OUNCE!:rofl:
DID YOU BUY NEW SUMMER CLOTHES YET????
DON'T FORGET TO PACK THE A/C!!!




ANNIE.....THOUGHT OF YOU LAST NIGHT.
WAS WATCHING AN AD ON THE TV ABOUT THE PRIUS CAR.
IT'S A CUTE JINGLE CARTOON. A CAR IS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD.
IT COMES INTO TOWN AND PASSES "ANNIE'S DELI".
I WAS CRACKING UP!
YOU MUST HAVE BEEN SELLING THE CHILI IN THERE!!
IT SOUNDS GREAT:hun:



LAURA.....DIDN'T SEE YOU SQUEEZED IN THERE!!
$4 FOR A SIL BLOUSE...WHAT A BARGAIN!!
HAVE A QUIET SUNDAY!!
SCONES ARE ONLY GREAT WITH TONS OF FATTENING STUFF ON THEM AND OF COURSE JAMS!!

ceejay52
09-23-2012, 09:12 AM
Morning.
Think I've gotten my second wind. I feel almost like new. But I'm not going to over do things. Today through Wedensday and I'll be through with this hitch of overtime. Sleep has been the key word for doing overtime. And taking my meds.
My co-worker called me last night and invited me to eat dinner with her. This is the first time I've been in her house and it's gorgous. The kitchen is vintage. Still has the orignal wall paper and sink in the kitchen. But I love it. Reminded me of my grandmothers kitchen. However, no dishwasher.

Shad
You must be building muscle with all that hard work. I'd be so sore I wouldn't be able to move. Yes, I'm on the down hill side of this OT. I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Mel
Glad the alarms were quite last night. Let's hope that they stay quiet.
Haven't seen the commercial on the Prius and Annie's Deli. Need to watch for that. I need to check into Pinterest.

Michelle
Good for you in starting the packing and purging. Hope you can find a rental property soon. :hug: also sending good vibes. Loved all the sayings you have been putting up on FB.

Annie
Yum, chili. Are you making corn bread to go with it. This week end is perfect weather for chili.

Laura705
09-23-2012, 09:17 AM
Morning all.

Mel - Yeh, been seeing the "Keep Calm" signs in all variations on fb postings. Glad the alarms were quiet. Took the bargain blouse to the one price cleaner, so tack on another $3 for dry cleaning...still a bargain. So much for scones. Speaking of B&W mysteries - I dvr'd "The Big Sleep" last week - need to watch that one. Been a while since the last time.

Annie - Busy day for you - enjoy the lil Jake-sitting today. How about some Jake-Sassy pics, hint hint nudge nudge pester pester. :) Maybe the prayer is what makes the chili so good, LOL!! If I had to run outside to do my biz, I'd be holding it longer too once the chilly/wet weather hit too!! Poor Sassy.

Shad - I guess if I add all the stuff to make a scone tasty, it would be a yummy muffin, with all the muffin calories. Congrats on completing those big laborious projects. Sorry you didn't lose any weight - maybe you increased your muscles??

Michelle - Hope your rental search was productive. The idea of packing everything up is daunting. The idea of purging the excess becomes that much more attractive.

Ceejay - Tacos with a salad sounds smart - I actually measured out all the ingredients I ate in my tacos to see how bad the damage was...yikes! I need to cut down on the number of tacos and perhaps have a salad or bowl of soup with them. Countdown to Thursday!! Do you get your 4-day weekend starting then?

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies. :wave: Have a great day!
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Nothing much to report. Rest of the day was lunch, grocery shopping and a dog walk by the creek. Oh, and a return to the resale shop after my hair appointment (didn't have enough time before the appt to make my rounds of the whole shop). I bought three framed art prints, two small ones for the kitchen (will replace the cluttered cork board) and one I just liked for the print but the frame is ugly. Actually, the frame doesn't look too bad now that I wiped most of the dust off of it.

Today I want to finally get over to Trader Joe's and maybe Aldi too. And some laundry. But right now, I'll have a mug of tea and sit down with the Sunday paper. :sunny:

Laura705
09-23-2012, 10:42 AM
Ugh, 1 HR 35 min. To go on the oven's self-cleaning cycle. Glad the kitchen closes off from the rest of the house - exhaust fan going, windows open.

Shad
09-23-2012, 04:29 PM
Your oven must pour out a lot of heat Laura. Mine barely makes a blip on the temperature of the house. I love it. So much better than all those rotten sprays and sponging out.

Mel - no new clothes as yet. I think I have enough to get me through the first 14 days. If I see anything up in Darwin I will get it up there. Seems I will be working in town so I get to see the shops. Darwin has a fairly famous open air market. That should be interesting to see. I've never been in town at the right time previously.

Ceejay - good to hear that you are hanging in there and have the second wind going. It's always a problem on shift work I found. Then of course, once you have that adrenaline buzzing it is hard to shut it down when you finish.

Annie - Chilli time already??? I'm not a fan of hot chilli food. If I can't taste the ingredients because of the chilli, I question the reason for eating them. But it did sound good and I like cornbread so send me some when you are ready. Thanks for the mail the other day. I have yet to read it through properly, but it looks interesting.

Happy - your parcel arrived at the same time as Annies letter. Well done for the co-ordination there you two. I will probably take it down to Adelaide on one of my weekends off from Darwin and the NTG. On the other hand I may just re-addess it and mail it on. Thank you for that.

Soi while it is nice and cool out there, I will go and plant the lavender and the ground covers and mulch over the garden beds. Another chore to cross off the list. Back later. Oh yes some pictures of Sophia arrived on facebook yesterday.

ceejay52
09-23-2012, 07:15 PM
Shad
The pictures of Sophia are adorable.

Talked to my sis this afternoon. I'm going for a visit her on the 19th of October in the Branson/Springfield area. Which will be my long week end. And she'll be babysitting the grandson.

Larua
Unfortunately this will be my 3 day week end coming up. Good find on the silk blouse.

Almost going home time for me. I need to stop by the grocry store.

Will some one do me a favor and check to see if my blog is showing up when it's supposed to be private?The name of it is Life in General. It's at 3fc.

MELODY525
09-24-2012, 07:38 AM
http://willingcook.com/wp-content/uploads/laundry2.jpg

GOOD MORNING CHICKS.
AS YOU CAN SEE IT IS LAUNDRY DAY.
GOD KNOWS I HAVE A TON OF IT.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.
OFF TO THE LAUNDRY ROOM!
ONE LOAD IS READY FOR THE DRYER.




SHAD....LOOK AT SOPHIA!!! HOW ADORABLE.
THANKS FOR THE PICS. JEN WILL BE DOWN LATER ON.
YOU'LL BE LOOKING AT THE JEWELRY STORES IF I KNOW YOU!
LAVENDER & GROUND COVER ARE MORE OF MY FAVORITES.
HAPPY PLANTING. AND KISS SOPHIA FOR ME:bb:




CEEJAY....HOW NICE TO SEE THE SIS & HER GS AT THE SAME TIME.
IT SHOULD BE GORGEOUS WEATHER STILL TOO.
THAT WAS NICE TO HAVE DINNER WITH THE COWORKER.
I LOVE ANYTHING VINTAGE.
YOU MUST HAVE BEEN IN HEAVEN!
I'LL CHECK THE BLOG LATER.....WHEN I GET BACK.
HAVE A GREAT DAY TODAY.




LAURA....I JUST TOSSED OUT ALL THE JUNK ON MY WALL & FRIDGE.
GOOD IDEA ABOUT THE PRINTS. WILL TRY THAT ONE.
OVEN CLEANING .....YUCK!!! THAT'S WHY I NEVER USE IT!:rofl:


OK.....GOTTA RUN. CATCHA LATER.

MELODY525
09-24-2012, 07:41 AM
CEEJAY....YOUR BLOG TITLE IS ON THE LIST.
BOTH ON MY PAGE AND ALSO THE MAIN PAGE.
BUT....WHEN YOU CLICK ON IT, IT GOES TO YOUR HOME PAGE AND THIS IS WHAT IT SAYS:


Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn't here.

SO THE BLOG IS PRIVATE.

ceejay52
09-24-2012, 09:04 AM
Thanks Mel for checking that for me.

This morning I have a nagging headache that started yesterday so I'm taking precautions and taking some over the counter excedrin migraine tablets. I'm not sure how my body will handle the prescribed med's. This headache is probably from all the stress my body has endured from working all this overtime. I reset the alarm for this morning to go off at 5.40 a.m. and this helped a bunch. My brain was telling my body not to get up.
So looking forward to being off this week end. I'm tempted to cancel my dr's appt. in Jonesboro so I can sleep in. The appt is at 9 a.m and is for a follow up so I really don't have to go. The doctor I use here will be back in his office on October 3. Think I'll wait till then to get my flu shot.

Every one have a great day.

MELODY525
09-24-2012, 09:26 AM
CEEJAY...SORRY YOU HAVE THE HEADACHE.
THANK GOD YOU'LL HAVE THE WEEKEND TO REGROUP:hug:
SLEEPING IN THIS WEEKEND SOUNDS GOOD TO ME.
GET THE FLU SHOT AS LATE AS YOU CAN.
IT ONLY LASTS FOR SO LONG.




ANNIE....I GOT MY MAIL FROM ALL LAST WEEK.
KEPT FORGETTING TO EMPTY THE MAILBOX:faint:
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE BRUSCHETTA STUFF!!:hug:
WE'RE GOING TO TRADER JOE'S NEXT WEEK AND I'M BUYING THE TOMATOES & CHICKEN THERE. :dance:

Laura705
09-24-2012, 10:56 AM
Morning all. Happy Monday. Or is it "Happy Monday?"

Shad - What a cutie Sophia is! Thanks for posting the pics. Yeh, I don't think this is an unusual thing, but the self-clean feature on my oven heats to a high temp for a minimum of 2.5 hours (that's the shortest cycle), so anything in there gets burned off. The oven wasn't all that dirty, so I don't know why there was a smell...wasn't happy that after all that, the oven window didn't come clean! Don't recall that problem before. Bf took care of it, so all is clean and shiny now.All in all, I do agree that it still beats the nasty oven cleaning foam, etc. :) Mmmm, lavender.

Ceejay - 3 days is good, especially if you cancel the dr appt and sleep in! Hope the headache goes away quick. I also got the same message as Mel when going to your blog.

Mel - Like the laundry graphic. The dripping clothes was like my swimsuit dripping on the dryer rack Saturday - with a dishpan underneath to catch the drops. I'd rinsed my suit a couple times at the hotel after wearing it last weekend, then back at home I put it in water to soak some more and forgot about it the whole week!! Surely the chlorine is out of it now!! That's me wanting to preserve this swimsuit so I don't have to shop for another one any time soon, LOL!! :rofl: Enjoy laundry day!!

Hellos to the rest of the bunch!
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Where did I leave off? Oh, the self-cleaning oven. During that, got out in the yard w/ doggy for some fresh air and sun and talked to my mum on the phone. Then to Trader Joe's and Aldi, then home. Lunch, then a dog walk. Our e-mail wasn't working since Saturday morning, and then I did an update on my iPhone. I'm awful with iTunes, but I did get the operating system updated. My e-mail didn't make it through the update. Now wondering just what I've lost, but I still have it on the e-mail in our desktop, so it's probably just anything from Sat. & Sun.

Watched part of The Big Sleep with Bogie & Bacall and that was it for the weekend.

Have to get back to exercise so I might head over after work to buy a fitness passport tonight. There are 15 weeks left. I will buy the 18 class passport and supplement with something else.

TTFN!!

annie175
09-24-2012, 01:24 PM
The wicked witch of the west just flying by on her broom today. Past Happy's lollipop stand. In a weird mood and blah today.

ceejay52
09-24-2012, 04:49 PM
Annie
It's okay to have these weird moods.

Laura,
Sounds like you had a nice week end regardless of cleaning the oven. My boss brought over a sign up sheet for flu shots. So I'm canceling my appt.
for Thursday and staying home.

Shad
09-25-2012, 04:14 AM
Phew - what a day. Planted plants in the garden, repotted some other plants, cleaned up the cr*p around the joint, mowed the lawn, and finally cleared up some more junk in the 3rd bedroom. Now got a beef casserole in the oven and have had a wine to tide me over. Tomorrow is more of the same only in the front yard, a trip to the dump or maybe two trips, clean up the yard and pack some more of DS2's stuff. Then finish off the 3rd bedroom and the house is finished spring cleaning. Some stuff to go up in the roof and some stuff to go out in the shed and probably a trip to the hardware store for some security latches for the windows and doors. DS2 is staying at his rental home while renovating. Can't blame him for that. He's got a lot of expensive tools and materials in the place. The cat will go round there for a 'holiday' until I get back. I think I am going there for a rest.

Laura - I love my pyrolitic oven. Shortest cycle is 1.30hours. It gets awfully hot in there and every bit of gunk is reduced to a pile of ash. Good to hear that you are going to be back in the gym soon

Annie - I thought I was the witch of the west. Have broomstick, will fly. Turbo charged as well. Feel better soon

Mel - no more jewellery, at least that is what I am saying now. If something pops up that is irresistable, then I may indulge. It's not likely. I shall be going down to Adelaide on one of my 'weekends off'. I will give her the smooch then. Which reminds me, I have to take Happys parcel with me.

Okay - must be off. Dinner is almost ready and I need another glass of wine. Lordy, even my fingers are stiff. I need a rest. However a friend from Melbourne is coming up on Thursday night and staying until lunchtime Sunday. She is looking for an apartment on river to buy for when she retires. Only wants to spend 1.2million. :faint: :yikes: but then again, I guess she has earned it. Spent a lot of her younger years setting herself up for her future and is now about to reap the benefits. Have a fun day

MELODY525
09-25-2012, 07:14 AM
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MORNING CHICKLETTES:coffee:

DANG I'S COLD OUTSIDE!
I HAD TO TURN ON THE HEATER LAST NIGHT ON LOW.
GOING TO MISS THE SUMMERY OUTDOORS.
NOTHING NEW REALLY....BOSS IS AWAY ON NCONFERENCE.
BLDG HAS BEEN QUIET. ONLY ONE CALL.
WE WERE SORTING THRU LINENS YESTERDAY.
FUNNY HOW SHEETS CAN ROT SITTING ON THE SHELF! LOL
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:




LAURA....MY BIGGEST "HATE" WAS BATHING SUIT SHOPPING!!
EVEN WHEN I WAS SKINNY. YUCK!
WONDER WHY THAT IS??
Yes....I WOULD THINK YOURS OS CHLORINE FREE!! :rofl: :rofl:
THE BIG SLEEP THEY SAID HAD A COMPLICATED PLOT.
FOR THE LIFE OF ME I CANNOT REMEMBER IT:faint:
BUT I AM SURE I MUST HAVE SEEN IT.
DID YOU GET THE EXERCISE PASS??? JUST CHECKING.



ANNIE....HAPPY FLYING....http://fun.resplace.net/Emoticons/Halloween/FlyingWitch.gif




CEEJAY.....GLAD YOU'RE STAYING HOME.
BET YOU COULD USE THE TIME HOME FOR RESTING:hug:




SHAD......I ALMOST FAINTED AT YOUR WORK LIST YESTERDAY.
THEN I REALLY FAINTED WHEN I READ 1.2 MILLION!!!:faint:
GOD BLESS HER!! HOPE SHE FINDS SOMETHING SHE LIKES.
GLAD YOU'RE GETTING LATCHES FOR THE WINDOWS ETC.
MAYBE WE SHOULD ALL GO TO DS2'S FOR A HOLIDAY WITH MISS PUSS!!

annie175
09-25-2012, 07:41 AM
Morning Girls...still in a funky mood...but will dredge through it. Hard to believe I was a spelling bee champ for my school in the 8th grade and now I can barely remember how to spell anything. My mind is going.. Don't know what brought that thought on..but oh well. Geez I have such random thoughts going through my mind today....like the song..Delta Dawn...what's that flower you have on? I am warped.

I picked my last 5 cucumbers last night out of the garden, still have a ton of green tomatos. I will give them till the predict frost, then will pick and put them in a brown bag for ripening. Tons of banana peppers and green peppers to pick also. May have to freeze some. Also picked the last of my green onions, chopped them up for drying then will store for future use.

MELLIE....it is amazing the things that rot when we don't use them for a while...lol.

SHADDIE...love your to "done" list. A lot accomplished. Amazing what we can get done when we get on a roll. Tell your friend to spend only half that much on a house and forward the remainder to me...

LAURA...I used to have a self cleaning oven and hated it. Didn't like how hot the house got and it usually had a strange smell. I prefer to use Easy Off and just do it more regularly then it is not quite so bad. Not that I like cleaning the oven at all, but like Shadlet says, it must be done.

CEEG...did you get rid of your headache? Only a couple more days left of this work stretch...sending you good energy vibes.

CHELLE...hang in there, it will all come together soon.

ELLEN...I imagine you are off doing something for someone, don't forget about YOU.

HAPPY...hope all is well with your momma and you are keeping your wits about you. Hope you and Laura get a chance to meet.

Hello to all

Better get at this pile of cr*p on my desk.

Love and Hugs.

ceejay52
09-25-2012, 09:03 AM
Morning

Still have a nagging headache. But the migraine meds are keeping them at bay. I didn't sleep well last night either.
Got a text from gf in Jonesoboro wanting me to come and talk in person about something that is in the works. I'm not sure what that's all about. Guess I'll wait till next week to find out what's going on.

Shad
You get more done in one day than I would in a month. But doesn't it feel good to have all that done.

Annie
Feel better soon.

Mel
Love the picture. Wish I were there sitting on the porch. Our temps the past couple of days were in the lower 50's but will be climbing back to the mid 80's this week end. I love the fall weather.

diyana
09-25-2012, 09:47 AM
Hi ladies -

Just a quick check in to let you know I'm still alive. I've started sorting and packing. And I found a place for me and my doggie Santa to live. It's a really nice lower half of a duplex. It's plenty big 3BR (so there is a guest room if any of you chicks want to come for a visit). And it's got a lovely 4 season room facing the backyard. The backyard is small but nice, and it backs up to a secluded neighborhood park...so I'll be able to walk Santa there and I'll also set up a dog cable run in the backyard. There's also an off-leash dog park very close by. It's within 10 minutes of where I currently live (which will be convenient for visiting the other two dogs), and it's closer to the gym. :) I think this will work out great! I'll be moving in either the weekend before or weekend after November 1. :)

This is exciting, scary and bittersweet all at the same time. My emotions are a real rollercoaster...but I'm getting through it. I've got to focus on what I need to get done to move on.

I love you all and appreciate your support.

Much love and many hugs,