HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY, CURTIS ALLEN....the love of my life!!:bday2you:
Party day...meatballs, lil weenies (not Sassy), potato salad, cheeseball, salsa, angeled eggs, rice crispy treats, ham cream cheese roll ups, fruit salad german chocolate cake..cleaned house, set up the screen room, ran errands, lunch with sissy and lil man, cut grass, finished laundry, bathed Sass, ...was a busy day cooking, cleaning and work. Hope everyone has a great time!!
Be back tomorrow with the report.
Love and hugs
09-30-2012, 12:33 PM
Don't know how you keep things going. You exhaust me just reading about them.
Can you believe that october is upon us. From the radar we may get some rain. The cloud is following the mighty Mississippi so may it will get some of the rain. That river is the lowest I've seen in a while,, since 1980.
Mel is stretching the date to October. You guys must still be on Sunday - 30th September.
Not much to report here. Done little but sleep. Will update tonight
09-30-2012, 07:21 PM
Quick hello. Yesterday after breakfast w my gf's and a couple stops, got home & had a great chat on the phone w Happy. As I suspected, she's been busier than she expected. All's well w her mom's health, but there've been a couple snafus around the house to attend to. Such a dedicated employee Happy is, she's planning to head back home a day earlier, :D plus she's bringing her mom back up for a visit! I think that's so great, but unfortunately, it sure doesn't leave time for a meetup. But it was great having a long conversation & hopefully another oppty to meet up will present itself in the future. :)
Typing on the phone is a PITA, so i'll post before I goof something up!! Good evening ladies. :)
09-30-2012, 11:53 PM
I will have to go back to Sept post to see what all is going on with everyone.
Laura & Mitchellez - I will be going to IL for a training class. I will be in Schumburg IL. I fly into Ohare on sunday Oct. 14th afternoon flight, and off on monday the 15th... my training is the 16 and 17th, fly back home on 17th evening. I don't know how close you all are, but if available would love to meet up.
Annie - Tell Curtis Happy Belated Birthday! I'm sure he had a wonderful day.
Hello to all the others... I will go back and read Sept post to catch up.
Can you believe It's OCTOBER... only 3 months to Christmas... Yikes..
10-01-2012, 06:47 AM
Aaah sweet mysteries of life.
First day at work down and I did practically less than nothing. BORING. The tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday I get to go on induction courses. Lucky me. Hope I don't snore too loud.
Came home, got changed into cool and comfortable (read no bra, pyjamas) and the fire alarm went off. So I had to get dressed again. Then this little tinny voice comes over the public address system and says that to stay put and all will be revealed in a very short time. One hour later, the fireman pack up and go away and the voice states it's all over and you can relax. Followed closely by the fire alarm AGAIN. Anyway, we aren't burnt down and I sat on the balcony and looked down at the talent for MEL as the fire truck was right below my room. I'm pleased to report that not many of that lot would have raised your blood presssure my friend.
Anyway, I'm done. How I can be so tired when I have done nothing, I don't know. Then I need to get sorted on the next fortnight trip. I'll be back tomorrow.
GOOD MORNING LADIES OF THE OCTOBER MONTH.
I WAS SUPPOSED TO WORK TODAY SO I MADE THE NEW THREAD.
BUT THE BOSS DECIDED TO TAKE OFF TO ATLANTIC CITY.
HOPE SHE WINS BIG DOWN THERE!!! $$$$$$$
LAST NIGHT THE TCM CHANNEL HAD 3 GOOD B&W HITS.
THE MUMMY, CHARLIE CHAN IN EGYPT & I FORGET THE LAST ONE. :lol3:
SO I SET THE VCR. LOOKING FORWARD TO A MONTH OF OLD SCARY FLICKS.
NOTHING NEW. NO ALARMS. GOOD NITE'S SLEEP.
HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE.
CEEJAY....HOPE THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI RIVER GETS HER FILL!
BUT NOT TOO MUCH SO IT OVERFLOWS!!!
HOPE YOUR HEAD FEELS BETTER.
AND NO....I CANNOT BELIEVE IT IS OCTOBER.
ANNIE....THE BD PARTY SOUNDED WONDERFUL FOODWISE!!
OMG...WISH I WAS THERE. YOU PROBABLY COOKED FOR AN ARMY!!
I HOPE CURTIS HAD A WONDERFUL TIME:hug:
LAURA.....THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE UPDATE ABOUT HAPPY & HER MOM.
I HAVE BEEN HOPING EVERYTHING WAS ALRIGHT WITH MOM:hug:
NICE GOING OUT WITH THE GIRLS FOR BREKKIE!! YUM!
IT WOULD BE NICE IF YOU & HAPPY COULD HOOK UP IN THE FUTURE.
SHAD......DID YOU FALL ASLEEP AND SNORE TOO LOUDLY???
I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU GOT 2 FIRE ALARMS! I AM JEALOUS!
ALL THOSE FIREMEN AND NOT ONE GOOD LOOKING ONE??
THAT'S VERY SAD. :cry: MAYBE IT'S THEIR SUITS THAT GET ME:rofl:
AS FOR YOU... IT'S THE FLYING & ALL THAT WORK AT HOME TIRED YOU OUT!!!
YOU PROBABLY NEED A VACATION:beach:
10-01-2012, 08:50 AM
Good Monday Morning Everyone!!
The BD party was a HUGE success....all OUR kids showed up (his and mine), my dad, his parents, two of my brothers and a couple of my grown nephews, his sister...only my brother who is recooping very nice from by-pass surgery in Illinois and his stupid brother didn't show up. C and his stupid brother went fishing on this past Wednesday, and his brother said, so Annie is throwing you a party on Sunday, I can't make it. C said what. Yes stupid brother is WAS a surprise as clearly stated on the invite in huge bright red letters. His older stupid brother is so jealous of C and his happiness that he loves to ruin anything he can. I shall not invite him every again. Anyway both families got along wonderfully....Cs neice and her two boys came also. Jayke and Lukas (yes silly spellings) 4 and 2 respectfully, and terrors. I had to watch the little on as he eventually pushed the screen out of the door. C will have to fix. Of course, lil man was there and a perfect angel...haha.. I eventually rocked him to sleep and he actually was breathing very deep in great somber. Poor lil tyke was pooped. Sassy was her adorable social self...letting anyone hold her and playing nicely. She tends to have that lil puppy nipping going on when you hold her and she is rested. We are swatting her trying to get her to stop that, but being a pup, it is a challenge. Sas hung outside with all the nieces, nephews and our kids. She zonked out about 8pm. All the food was gone except about 10 meatball and 10 weinies, a bit of cheeseball and a bit of salsa. They ate like there was no tomorrow and were from a refugee camp. lol. There is about 4 pieces left of the german choc cake. A former employee at CVS has claims to one of them.
MELLIE....Thanks for starting the new thread. We had a beautiful day yesterday for the party. Sunny 72, little chilly in the shade but otherwise wonderful.
SHADDIE...you probably tired from the traveling, I know that always wears me out, especially if driving. Hope the job gets more interesting, otherwise catch up on the ZZZs in class.
Hi ya PATTY...thanks for stopping in.
LAURA...glad you got to chat with HAPPY. Sounds like you had a very pleasurable weekend.
CEEG...well with the river so low, won't have to worry about flooding. How was your 3 days off? Did you get any rest?
CHELLE...major hugs sister.
HELLO TO THE REST OF YAS
Love and hugs,
10-01-2012, 08:56 AM
PATTY....JUST FOUND YOUR POST IN MY MAILBOX. DIDN'T SEE IT THIS MORNING. YOU'LL BE ZIPPING AROUND THIS MONTH. SAFE TRAVELS!!
NOW YOU DID IT.....YOU SAID THE "C" WORD...
:rudolph: :ginger: :santa: :mrsclaus: :hohoho:
10-01-2012, 09:26 AM
MELLIE....Speaking of the C word...Hallmark channel is have Christmas movies starting November 9th. I think this has already been discussed on the threads somewhere, but also didn't want you to miss it. xoxo
10-01-2012, 11:37 AM
Annie - Sounds like a great party even though the stupid brother ruined the surprise for C. Nice there isn't much in the way of leftovers!
Shad - I'd say you're the sore to get tired from inactivity, while keeping busy energizes you. That said, good luck staying awake!! Glad the alarms were nothing, but too bad the firemen were nothing to raise the BP over!!
Mel - Thanks for starting the new thread for us. Love that autumn in NY pic. I haven't pulled out any of my autumn decor yet, and every year I say I want to carve a pumpkin and never seem to get around to it. Well, this year I will!! And I'd like to decorate with a bunch of those cute little baby pumpkins & squashes. I won't say I don't have a flair for that kind of stuff only because I haven't tried much of it and so who knows?? :D
Ellen - Your schedule's like a whirlwind! The wedding and the church potluck sound nice. All those activities for the kids, and now choir!! Good luck with all that running around. :D
Ceejay - Have you gotten any rain? I just saw a news blurb that the Great Lakes are also at very low levels and I guess certain spots might require dredging to accomodate the lakes' shipping business.
Patty - I'm very close to Schaumburg, so hopefully we can work out a meet-up for dinner Monday or Tuesday evening, maybe even Sunday depending on when your flight arrives.
Hellos to Happy, Michelle & Mary!
Weekend was pretty good...Breakfast was alright, but one of my HS friends lately seems to be judging me - I mentioned that it was my mother's birthday on Saturday and she asked if I'd phoned her that morning. I said no, I wouldn't phone her in the mornings and she's asking me, what do you mean, why not, and I said something like, no, I wouldn't phone in the morning and she was hassling me over it ("it wasn't that early"). She's also made comments in the past akin to "you haven't seen your mom in two years!" and she also likes to comment about the fact that bf and I share a car. I kind of turned the tables on her by commenting about what a shopper she is (not really wording it in a positive or negative way) and she got defensive ("I was shopping for Christmas gifts for others"). Must be a sore spot...not that I'll make a point of judging her about it...
Anyway, I didn't really think much about this afterwards because I made a couple stops after the breakfast and then was on the phone w/ Happy, but when I did get to thinking about her comments later, it started bugging me. I haven't said anything to her because I'm usually pretty taken aback by her comments at the time she makes them, but now that I've decided I'm sick of it, she'll get an earful the next time I feel like she's judging me. And now I'm sort of put out with my friend D because I know she and the other one talk frequently and I can't help think that some of this must come out of their talks...I think I'm probably wrong because my life isn't all that interesting to gossip about, but I still feel ticked at her and so I'm annoyed at myself for feeling that way. I feel like lashing out just to stop the festering. Bleh.
Enough of that ramble. Book club was alright - same ol, same ol. My apple loaf was alright - my expectations were higher than the reality.
Sunday I woke up too early after a late night. Lounged around, did a few errands, a couple loads of laundry, went to lunch w/ bf, walked doggy, cut back the peony and phlox foliage in the long backyard border and that was about it. Glad the weather was nice for that.
Watched a couple episodes from last season's "The Good Wife" (we're recording the current season, which started last night).
Tomorrow's a flu shot at work, Wed. night is the knife skills class for bf and I. Should be interesting.
Okay, better finally get this posted. Keep getting interrupted. This darn job, lol.
10-01-2012, 05:38 PM
They have started to dredge the MM here. How awful of your friends! Glad that you and Happy had a long talk.
Thanks for starting the October thread. I love those pitures. Is that brown stone? You wouldn't like our firemen either. Most of them are short and squatty as my papaw used to say.
Glad the party went well even though the "stupid" brother spoiled it for C.
I know everyone had a good time.
Sounds like you are a busy person now a day's.
Surely you could have found one good looking fireman. Keep your props handy!!!!
Nothing exciting here. Got out the reports today. I found a horny toad (frog) down stairs. As long as it doesn't jump out and on me I'll be alright.
I did have three day's off this past week end but probably did a bit to much. Cleaned the car both inside and out.
I'm about finished with the nieghbor. She's trying to take advantage of me again. She's not that bad but her grand son was here this week end and she let's him walk all over her. I put my foot down and that upsets me that I have to do that. I may have hurt his feelings and I've learned my lesson. I'm doing things for myself from now on. Sorry for the rant.
I have a couple of doctor's visit's on Thursday and I may spend the night with bf in Jonesboro. Haven't made up my mind yet. I think she leaves around the time I'm going to Springfield/Branson area.
BOSS IS BACK & I NEED TO FILL HER IN.
WE'RE MEETING EARLY SO WE WON'T BE INTERRUPTED.
A WOMAN HAS WATER ON THE BRAIN & IS GOING AROUND HALF DRESSED.
TO SAY NOTHING OF THE "ACCIDENTS" HERE AND THERE. SAD.
NOT MUCH NEW HERE. SPENT TIME WITH JEN.
ONE OF HER FAVORITE MOVIES IS "10 LITTLE INDIANS".
IT HAS THE OLD-TIME ACTOR HUGH O'BRIAN.
GOD HOW I LOVED HIM:love:
SO THAT WAS YESTERDAY'S EXCITEMENT.
HAVE A GREAT DAY TODAY:moped:
ANNIE.....SORRY THE SURPRISE WAS TAKEN OUT OF IT.
THERE IS ALWAYS ONE ROTTEN APPLE IN THE BUNCH.
SHAME ON HIM & HIS HEALOUSY.
BUT I BET CURTIS HAD A WONDERFUL TIME.
LOTS OF LOVE, GOOD FOOD AND FAMILY & FRIENDS.
CANNOT ASK FOR MORE. YOU DID A GREAT JOB.
GOOD THING THE WEATHER COOPERATED!! :beach:
NOW I HAVE TO GO & CHECK OUT THE HALLMARK CHANNEL :cheer3: :cheer2: :cheer:
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!
LAURA....I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE FRIEND'S JUDGING CRAP.
THERE WAS A WOMAN IN THE OFFICE AND EVERY TIME I OPENED MY MOUTH IT WAS SOMETHING CRITICIZING!
GOD I HATED IT. I TRIED TO "FIX" IT BUT IT NEVER WORKED:rofl:
(thank God she retitred!!) I WISH YOU LUCK FOR NEST TIME:hug:
I FIND THAT PEOPLE THAT ARE UNHAPPY WITH THEIR LIVES,
FEEL THE NEED TO POIUNT OUT EVERYTHING IN SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE.
IT'S THE OLD PROBLEM WITH CLIMBING ON TOP OF SOMEONE ELSE'S BACK
SO THEY CAN FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEMSELVES AND "RISE" ABOVE THE REST.
LET IT FLOW AWAY....YOU ARE BETTER THAN HER.
BESIDES...YOU BUSY BECOMING A VERY TALENTED AUTUMN DECORATOR!!!!:hug:
I LOVE THE AUTUMN IN NY AND WANT TO MOVE INTO THAT BROWNSTONE...I THINK IT WAS.
CEEJAY....IT'S HARD TO FIND GOOD HELP AND RELIABLE ONES TOO.
SORRY THE NEIGHBOR IS A PAIN AGAIN WITH THE GS.
SEEMS LIKE NEIGHBORS AREN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE.
YEARS AGO EVERYONE WOULD PITCH IN.
HAVE A SAFE TRIP THURSDAY. GOOD LUCK WITH THE DR.(& the friend)
A HORNY TOAD WOULD SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF ME.
WITH MY LUCK HE'D END UP IN MY LAP:yikes:
YIPPEE!! THERE IS A BRAND NEW GOOD WITCH MOVIE COMING ON THIS MONTH!!! I LOVE THEM!! THANKS ANNIE!!!!
NOW TO FIND THE CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE:hohoho:
**** OMG!! IT'S A GOOD WITCH'S MARATHON THAT DAY!!!
LAURA....GET OUT THE VCR TAPES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol3: :lol3:
10-02-2012, 08:32 AM
Hi everyone -
Happy belated birthday to Curtis!! Happy non-birthdays to everyone else.
My own personal thread title that I came up with yesterday...but too late to suggest it...is "Optimistic that October will be Outstanding (or at least better than September)".
September was h*ll; no other way to describe it. The challenge for October is that I have to be in the house to pack my belongings to prepare to move into my new place first weekend in November....but it gets "tense" when we are both there. I'm staying at a friends for a couple days right now.
Just a quick note to Ceejay....I think it's cool that you found a horny toad! My ex and I have two bearded dragon lizards that look a little like horny toads, but they are longer. Of course they are kept in tanks. I think it would be cool to find a lizard like that in the wild....not sure about in your basement though. :rofl:
Sorry I'm so far behind on personals. I'll try and catch up.
Much love and appreciation,
10-02-2012, 08:38 AM
Good Tuesday Morning Lovely Ladies.....
Last night was peaceful. C wanted grilled hotdogs and leftover potato salad. Easy enough. I ate a weight watchers dinner as I do not like hot dogs, not that they taste all that bad, I just cannot get over the thought of all the parts and pieces that are in them. YUK! I am not a huge meat fan anyway...we watched an episode of Stargate Alantis (C has the entire 10 seasons of Stargate and the entire 5 seasons of Stargate Alantis) Thank God we are on the 5th season of Alantis...now we can move on to something else. He is wanting to start watching the Smallville series. I got him season 1 for his birthday. (Superman themed)...I am not a big fan of it but will try to get through it. I got me some Patty Duke and Doris Day DVDs. Sam wanted Grease for her birthday so I got that and am saving it till her bd in November. C went to bed at 8, I stayed up til 10 watching silly comedies and playing with Miss Sass!
MELLIE....the C movies do not start on the Hallmark channel til Nov. 9...but that will be here before we know it. Time is going way to fast for me. Just pray for the idiots is all we can do. Usually when they criticize others they are trying to hide their shortcomings.
CEEG...Good for you for standing up for yourself...you are the one that is the most important to take care of, especially your health. Hugs
LAURA...I hear you on people that belittle you. Like I told MELLIE...just pray for them and stay far away from them until they see the light. You are too good of a person to put up with crap like that.
Missing our HAPPY! Come home and post to us sister!
HELLO's to SHADDIE, CHELLE, PATTY and all the rest of the lurkers...
Have a marvelous Tuesday/Wednesday..
Loves and hugs...
10-02-2012, 10:28 AM
Oh and I got some Gidget movies also.
10-02-2012, 10:37 AM
Annie - Too cute that you sit in on C's tv shows even though they aren't your cup of tea. Some of the shows bf and I watch together aren't each other's faves, but they're entertaining enough, and we each have those we don't burden the other with, lol. Good advice re the people who make snide comments - they need our prayers.
Michelle - Yeh, being in the same house w/ the ex has got to be so unpleasant - to put it mildly. Nice to stay w/ a friend and not subject yourself to the tension of that - you've got enough stress in your life right now. Hang in there - you'll be away from that soon enough. Did you get the boxes you need for the packing? Freecycle is another source.
Mel - Thanks for the heads up on the next Good Witch movie!! Definitely have to set the DVR for that one. And I might have to catch some of the marathon that day as well - maybe the weather that day will be ideal for indoor time, LOL. You're so right - people have this need to make themselves feel better by trying to make others feel bad. We just have to strive to not want to hurt back and be the better person. Ten Little Indians was a book club book a couple years ago. Never seen the movie. I have to say, there are other Agatha Christie books I liked better.
Ceejay - Sorry the neighbor/her gs have taken advantage of you. At a certain point, people - you, her, EVERYONE - just have to stand up for what's best for themselves. Ick, I hate coming across a creature where it's not supposed to be!! Hope that toad finds its way back outside and to a tree, pond, whatever.
Hellos to the rest of the gang! :wave:
Nothing much to report. The eye doc hasn't sent my contact lens rx yet, so I'll have to phone and harass them for it. Bf said he stopped at costco yesterday and and saw that our brand lenses are much less costly there. So I'm right to want to check out other options before just ordering them from the doc's office! It would be nice to be able to order my lenses from Costco - close to the house, cheaper. My only concern is that my rx is not usually kept in stock for at least one of my eyes...might be an upcharge for that. But it still might be a savings. We'll see.
Have a flu shot this morning, and I actually remembered to wear short sleeves. :D Nothing planned for tonight. The movie is one I don't want to see, and it's at the far away theater, so I'm skipping. I'll watch more of The Good Wife tonight and do another load of laundry.
Okay, back to it!!
10-02-2012, 12:10 PM
Laura - I was able to get several boxes at our local Menards. I happened to be in there when an employee was pushing around a cart of empty boxes. I asked if I could have them, and now they're in the garage. I also found on Craigslist a family that was giving away all their moving boxes (including those big wardrobe boxes) for FREE!! I loaded up my little car with as many as would fit....so I should be good to go in terms of boxes. Now I just have to get into the house, staying away from him, and pack. I'm also probably going to rent a storage space to have a "staging" area for boxes once they are packed. I hope you get your contact lens rx soon. Good luck on your flu shot. I'm getting mine tomorrow.
Ceejay - Good for you for standing up for yourself. :) I know it's hard...but you deserve better than the way you are being treated. (Gee, where have I heard those wise words before...oh yeah, from pretty much ALL of my friends/family.) :hug:
Annie - thanks for the text. :hug:
Much love and many hugs to all,
10-02-2012, 01:49 PM
I'm like you on the hotdogs. Yuck, just knowing what they are made of is enough. I wish I could go meatless. I watched Gidget the other night. Don't remember what channel she was on.
Good find on all those boxes. It's every time I give my neighbor some slack she starts taking advantage. I guess I'll stop that from now on. I like you mini goal. Can I borrow that goal?
Thought about you Monday night. Found a C movie, but didn't watch it.
So sad to hear about people like the one mentioned. Will she be sent to a nursing home?
10-02-2012, 04:10 PM
Ceejay - You can definitely borrow my mini-goal. Good luck with your neighbor and her grandson. :crossed:
10-03-2012, 12:19 AM
Just taking a couple of minutes here to check in and see what you are all about doing. Nothing much happening here. My friend R got her 1.3million apartment yesterday so we celebrated over the phone - her with red wine and me with bubbly. Today, I don't feel so bright.
I've lost my temper with a program they have on the computer here to request access for programs and improvements. Sent a message to the help desk telling them I am obviously incapable of doing a simple task, and they should do it for me. Anyway, the problem appears to be fixed or maybe it is the strange system they seem to employ here from time to time.
So far I have been told I am doing PS Module, then it got changed to PM module. Today, I am assured I am on Contracts and smartforms. Since I haven't done contracts for years and never done smart forms, this could be 'interesting' to say the least.
Okay - better get off here and get on with learning. Will come back tonight to do personals.
KIND OF ON THE RUN.
WORK TODAY AND TJ'S TOMORROW.
THE SOONER I BEGIN TODAY THE FASTER I CAN GET OUT.
SO I AM OFF TO AN EARLY START.
HAVE A GREAT DAY AND SEE YOU FRIDAY. :scooter:
MICHELLE....SENDING YOU HUGS.
TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUSELF. :hug:
TRY TO KEEP YOU HEAD ON A BRIGHTER FUTURE.
I DIDN'T LET MYSELF THINK OF DIVORCE TILL AFTER WE SEPARATED INTO DIFFERENT HOMES.
THOSE BOXES WERE A GOOD FIND.
HOPE THE MOVE GOES SMOOTHLY.
ANNIE...I AM WITH C...HOT DOGS & POTATO SALAD!! YUM!!
ALL THE SHOWS SOUND GOOD. LOTS OF JEN'S FAVORITES.
AND MINE....I HAVE THE GIDGET MOVIES BUT NOT SALLY FIELDS SERIES.
YES, IT'S TOO SOON TO FIND THE HALLMARK C SCHEDULE.
BUT I WROTE DOWN THE DATE YOU GAVE ME!!:hohoho:
YESTERDAY WAS A GOOD DAY!!!! LOL
LAURA...I WAS NOT A FAN OF THE BOOK 10 LITTLE INDIANS.
I LOVE MISS MARPLE & POIROT MUCH BETTER. LOL
OUR FLU SHOTS ARE ON THE 12TH. YUCK.
HOPE YOU DO FIND THE LENSES CHEAPER & IN STOCK.
GOOD LUCK WITH THAT. EVERY PENNY HELPS.
CEEJAY....HOPE THE NEIGHBOR BACKS OFF.
SAD WHEN YOU CAN'T BE NICE TO SOMEONE WITHOUT THEM TAKING ADVANTAGE:hug:
SHAD....WOW I HOPE THE JOB GETS EASIER AS IT GOES ON.
SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF TECHNO PITA'S TO ME. :faint:
I CAN ONLY SEND A HUG:hug:
CONGRATULATIONS TO R THE PROUD NE HOME OWNER:cheers:
THE THOUGHT OF ALL THAT MONEY COULD MAKE ME CRY!!! LOL
10-03-2012, 09:03 AM
Happiest of Hump Days Ladies!!
Got the trash to the curb last evening as we had about 10 bags full. Probably 6 of them were from party crap and the cleaning efforts on this past Saturday.
Last night we went to Outback Steakhouse for dinner as C got a gift card from my son and FutureDIL. We enjoyed it immensely. We only had to cough up 5 more bucks and the tip. We each had the woodfired ribeye, grilled greenbeans, and salad. SO YUMMY.
Tonight is Sassy's vet appointment for next set of shots. C is going with since this is his day off and decided against fishing today. It is rainy and only 52 degrees right now. He has no business out there in the cold. We cannot afford him getting sick at this time.
MELLIE...I am a morning person myself. I would love to come into work at 5 and get off accordingly. I was up at 3:30 this morning, could not sleep. So I hit the shower at 4:30. Popped on my robe and flip flops and took Sass out. She did not want to go potty or be out in the rain and wet grass. Have fun at TJs. Why is it the good for our body foods are so expensive?
SHADDIE....hope you get all settled in on your newest adventure and figure out what the H you are supposed to be doing. Glad R got her 1.3 million apartment, but really, I could live in a less expensive place and put the money elsewhere. Where is it we are to fly into when we come to visit you? I know you told me once but blondie here didn't write it down..duh.
CHELLE...girl I heard a song on the radio..on KLOVE station. It fits you perfectly. Please Youtube it with the lyrics and listen/read it as it plays...it is "Stronger" by Mandisa. I absolutely love it and it fits in my life now and again also. Head up, chest out, best foot forward...hugs....
CEEG..how ya feeling...did you get past the headache? Samantha has been suffering from headaches also, I think it is from allergies. Since it has been raining for 3 days here knocking down the ragweed and goldenrod, allergies are getting better and better, even C noticed he was feeling better also.
LAURA....well confession time...C sat in on one of my movies last night that I bought. Billie with Patty Duke. It is a real cute movie and he actually like it also. BTW..I thought of you when C was opening his BD cards. My brother got him a gift card for AMC movie theaters. You can bet we will be using it. I want to see that Hotel Transylvannia.
ELLEN...probably busy with all the lil rascals, job, momma, house, hubby, life in general...May the force be with you.
HAPPY...can't wait till you get back, miss your posts.
Hello to all the rest of yuns.
Loves and hugs.
10-03-2012, 10:48 AM
Morning all. Rainy today, but it was barely a mist when I cycled to the train station. Hope it's not raining when I get off the train tonight.
Annie - Awww, nice that Curtis watched your Gidget movie. Of course he liked it, it was probably a beach movie with girls in their bikinis - what's not to like, lol. Yummm, steak! Wouldn't give up hot dogs (love the kosher ones) - my view is that there are a lot of foods I wouldn't eat if I knew what was really in there or how they were made...
Mel - Hope work goes quick and easy today and that you have a good trip to TJ's tomorrow. I like seeing all the interesting stuff they have. This talk about Agatha Christie books makes me want to read one. I wonder if I still have one of her paperbacks sitting on my bookshelf? See you Friday!!
Shad - Learning is good - hope they realize it's on their time. Congrats to your friend on her new place. So does it have a view to die for or come with a hunky manservant?? :D :p
Ceejay - I'll be watching C movies soon enough (right alongside Mel, tuned to the Hallmark channel, lol), but right now I'm thinking of watching my Peanuts dvd - I received the Holiday Collection DVD from my secret Santa last year. I wouldn't watch the whole thing, just "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown".
Michelle - Glad you have the boxes you need - you don't need any holdups getting yourself packed. And I do think it's a very good idea to get the packed boxes out of the house. Good luck with your flu shot today!! As expected, my arm's a little bit sore where they stuck it.
Hope everyone else is having a good week! Happy - safe travels!!
Good thing I forgot to phone the eye doc to harangue them for the rx - it arrived in yesterday's mail. Didn't get a chance to get to Costco last night - we went to Walmart instead to pick up a few things.
Watched some more of The Good Wife and that was about it.
Tonight's the knife skills class! Bf went to the fancy electronics/appliance store on Monday to get our knives sharpened. The person who does it was out, but he was able to use their fancy electric sharpener, which he now wants to own... Anyway, the class is at the shop/catering facility of the person teaching the class, right in our village's downtown. Looking forward to learning the right techniques.
Okay, gotta run, meeting in 10 min. and I have a monthly report to do.
10-03-2012, 12:19 PM
I'm going back to the house later tonight after a few days away. I hope he doesn't antagonize me or try and start something with cruel, mean-spirited comments. I just want to be there to enjoy time with my doggies, and to pack of course. Please send me lots of prayers, angels, and :goodvibes: for tonight and the next few weeks. This may not be easy, but I need to do whatever it takes to move forward with my life and leave him in the PAST.
10-03-2012, 12:41 PM
Michelle - Enjoy your time w/ your doggies! :hug: :hug: :goodvibes: :goodvibes:
10-03-2012, 01:40 PM
Annie - Thanks for mentioning that song. I haven't heard it, but I just looked up the lyrics online. yep, that's where I am.
Laura - Have fun (and be careful) at the knife class tonight. :)
Lots of love and hugs to all,
10-03-2012, 01:51 PM
Passing through. I'm a bit bored and a bit unsettled from the confrontation with the neighbor. Have 2 doctor's appointments tomorrow not looking forward to the gyn.
Hope things settle down for you. Have a good visit with the doggies and get a lot of packing done.
Hello's to the rest.
10-03-2012, 10:14 PM
Work is so busy right now, I don't know how I'm going to get everything in this month. State Fair, trip to IL, and a new program our group is moving to.. Maximo.. just found out I am on the team.. 3 x a week is what my training schedule is for the first month.. i'm already missing 4 days.. so much for training. I'm Blessed to have my job, but already getting stressed.
Mitchelle - so glad you were able to gather lots of boxes. I will be keeping you in my prayers.
Laura - Uh, oh, Laura has knife skills, we better watch out or she might cut us out.. Sounds like fun.. I've always wanted to take a food class over at whole foods. I will pm you my info, but definitely want to get together.
Do you know if any trains go from where i'm at to chicago? I need to look into that, but haven't had time.
Annie - sounds like your PaRty was a blast. So sorry that C brother had to ruin the surprise. Some people can't handle other people happiness.. Don't let it spoil yours.. I want to see Hotel Transylvannia too.
Shad - where are you at? What type of contracts are you doing?
Ceejay - No one like the gyn but it's important, I hope all goes well.
Mel - your definitely a early bird. Why at 7am, i'm just putting my makeup on. I love your photo, I just love fall, the pumpkins, the colors. This weekend I"m planning on going to the Dallas Arbortum and to see Chiuly a special event, and to see the big pumpkin display. I'll take pictures and post some..
Happy - hello to you...
10-03-2012, 11:37 PM
Everyone has gone out to lunch to say farewell to a worker bee. since I haven't spoken more than 4 words to him I decided not to go. So here I am alone in the office apart from 1 other man who doesn't appear to speak to anyone except by phone.
Job is going on, and I get a little knowledge from time to time. And sometimes someone even tells me something I can use. Whooppee.
Saturday we (a lady who started same time as me) are going to a suburb called Casuarina. How we get there and back I have no idea but we should find out soon I guess. Aparently it is the biggest shopping centre around, which doesn't say much for the rest of Darwin, since the CBD is small enough to walk around in about 10 minutes (if you come from Brisbane or Sydney) and 20 minutes if you live in Darwin - they walk somewhat slower up here.
Patty - I am on a three month contract for the Northern Territory Government - an area otherwise known as the Top End. I have no idea what I was supposed to be doing, but will eventually sort it out I guess. Yesterday they told me I was on Contracts Help Desk (as in - we will set up a contract for 500,000 dollars for a period of 6 months for someone to fill in all the pot holes in the roads during the wet season. (Joking but something like that)). The Northern Territory Government tenders out all its repairs and maintenance jobs for roads, housing, hospitals, transport, etc., etc., They are putting in SAP (haphazardly) to capture costs, history, and who dunnit.
Hope you do get to meet up with Laura while you are in the area.
Ceejay - altercations with neighbours are unsettling, just ignore them and hope they go away. They can not ride on your coat tails or rely on you to feed and house them.
Michelle - ignore the piece of crud. He is not worth listening to and not worth talking to and definitely not worth allowing him to get under your skin. Ear plugs - whether switched on to anything or not. Play nicely with the doggies. Hope the sick on is getting her medicine properly. He probably just wants you to leave home earlier and so he can hide somethings that you are entitled to so don't give him the satisfaction of knowing he can still upset you. Silence is golden.
Laura - I have attached some pictures of friend R's new pad. She has the apartment on the 3rd floor front. You can see more or less what her lounge room will look like and the views are in the last one. No hunky manservant. Enjoy.
Annie - You should fly into Brisbane when you come to visit although you can fly into Cairns or Sydney. Should be some good bargains about.
Mel - love the harvest vegetables.
Okay - they are all back from their lunch. I'm off and will see you later.
10-04-2012, 01:17 AM
I am back safe and sound. DH came a day early to get me which was an excellent idea as I have a 3 day work shift and that will be hard enough to deal with so the extra day back at home is welcome.
Mom decided to come stay with us for 3 weeks which is nice. We had a tiff when we got in but all got straightened out. They are working on the tiny bridge on the road to our house and because of the way they built the roads, I have to go over 10 MILES to come in the "back" way until the repairs are complete. I will get lost and waste alot of gas.
I missed the color season :( but DH took some amazing pictures which I will post once I get him to send them to me. I am greatful that our car rides back and forth were uneventful. I am tired, I thought that I'd have 2 weeks of boredom and while things started out slow the first 2 days, they quickly built up speed and I could not believe it was time to come back so soon. Mom is doing well, she gets a bit confused at times with the meds and is tired because of them but she is doing so well the doctors agree that they want to cut her presciptions and hopefully eliminate many of them soon. Always a good thing. She is starting to look rather fragile. I hope she enjoys our visit with us. She said she liked my cooking and being waited on, even if I was the "salt ****" :rofl:
I had a great chat with Laura, I am looking for ways to get up near her to meet face to face. I think there is a special bond with the Worldlies, we get along so well.
I have certainly missed the Internet and my connections with everyone. And I have missed my bed. My Mom's guestbed is pretty horrid so I slept on an Aerobed / blow up bed for the last 2 weeks. Not comfortable. And my Mom has mirrors on the dressers that are just the right size to convince me that I seriously need to do something on the weight front so I am going to try Weight Watchers one last time - probably more intensely once Mom goes back.
Anyway, it's pretty late. I wasn't expecting company when I left and while DH has kept the house tidy, I needed to prepare the upstairs for guests so I had some work ahead of me tonight. Then spent some time catching up online and I am yawning enough so that my eyes are tearing so I think it's time to get my PJs on and sink back into my wonderfully comfy bed for a good night's sleep. Lots to do tomorrow so I'll try and get on to catch up although it might not be until later tonight.
:hug: to all the chicks
10-04-2012, 09:24 AM
quick post for me today...
Shad - I love the idea of ear plugs! Thanks! R's place is gorgeous! I can see why it's so costly; though for that price the seller should've thrown in a hunky man servant.
Happy - Glad you made it home okay. :) I hope Mom enjoys her visit at your place. :)
Patty - I heard on the radio this morning that the Rangers have to play for a wild card berth in the playoffs. Best of luck. I'll cheer them on.
Last night was fairly uneventful, thank goodness. I got in the house, unpacked, showered, spoke with the ex briefly about the dog's med schedule, and watched some tv. Santa missed me A LOT while I was at my friend's house. Everytime I got up and went into the next room, he was right there at my heels, like he didn't want to let me out of his sight.
I emailed my ex today about refilling the dog's meds, and also gave him my attorney's contact info.
I suppose I should get some work done. For the most part, I'm doing a little better and feeling a little stronger every day. I'm looking forward to Santa and I moving into our own place. :)
Much love and many hugs,
10-04-2012, 10:31 AM
Good Morning Ladies...
Just had a phone call with my new boss. He is so nice and helpful. I am going to LV next week for two days. Wednesday/THursday. I am sure Sassy cakes will miss me. Anyway my new boss wants to talk about my career track and what/where we need to do to get things going. EXCITED!!!
Sassy's vet appointment went well. She now weighs 4lb 4oz. and 3 mos old. He said she looked great, fed
10-04-2012, 11:19 AM
Good morning ladies,
Quick post for me, lots to do today including the library, unpacking, meal planning and grocery shopping. Tomorrow we are going out for the Friday Fish Fry, yummy on that. Oh and despite some fast food and not too much activity at my Mom's I seem to have lost 4 pounds which is thrilling. I did make a point of walking each day, guess I have to keep up with that.
Annie, I'm delighted to hear that the new folks are taking an interest in you and your career at work. How nice will that be???? How much fun to go to LV too. Thank you so much for the seasonings - will definitely put that on the menu for next week. :hug: Adorable picture of Lil Monkey and Sassy - I can't believe how big he's getting. Happy birthday Curtis! My sister's 50th was yesterday. Hard for me to believe... Glad your party for him was a big hit but we knew it would with you cooking.
Shad - glad you made it to the next stop of the work tour. Seems like you always enter with chaos and then have to sort things out and fix all the pieces. Glad you got the baby gift. Sophia is just gorgeous. And so TINY. Awwwwwwww.
Michelle - I'm glad you found a new place. I hope you got more than your fair share in a buyout. But you were probably too nice knowing you. Ignore the mean comments from the other half - karma does bite back - wonder if the new ho will pamper him the way you did - at least you are leaving with the good insurance ;) He's probably being mean because he knows he's WRONG. Anyway... the new apartment sounds very nice - at least you will have a doggie friend with you. It will all work out in the end, believe that. :hug: Glad you got moving boxes from Menard's instead of the grocery store. Produce boxes can and often hide vermin so those aren't the best boxes to use.
Patty - hope you get to meet with some of the ladies. I can understand how overwhelmed you must feel at work but just focus on the important stuff and do what you can. Keep plugging away, that's all they can ask - the expect more of course but it's their job to push, yours to keep your sanity ;)
Laura - enjoy the knife skills class. We took one from Viking Cooking School and I enjoyed it. Not so afraid of the big chef's knife now, in fact I prefer it. They really do give some good tips in those classes.
Mel - you have posted some gorgeous pictures lately. Hope the autumn leaves don't bring you the sniffles. How is Jen's foot doing?
Ceejay - hope the doctor's visits went well. Are the leaves starting to turn yet?
Hi Ellen :wave:
Better get a move on here. Have a good one ladies.
10-04-2012, 02:16 PM
Afternoon everyone. Lovely day out there today in my neck of the woods. Woods - ha- downtown here I feel sorry for the poor trees - they sure have the odds stacked against them being shadowed by tall buildings, deprived of oxygen by pollution and dehydrated by measly iron grates through which they are lucky to get much water at all.
Ceejay - Hope the doc appts go well today. No one looks forward to the gyn...
Patty - In your PM, let me know where you'll be at, but I'm sad to say that if you're somewhere near all the shopping (Woodfield Mall), the train line is not nearby. But let me know and I'll check your tranportation options, assuming you have that Monday free and intend to go into the city. In the meantime -keep calm and don't get overwhelmed. :yoga:
Shad - Thanks for attaching the pics - what gorgeous views! That's going to be really nice for your friend - and you when you visit her, lol. Love those floor to ceiling windows. Hope you enjoy the big shopping center in the Darwin 'burbs.
Happy - Welcome back. It was so good talking with you. Hope we eventually get to meet face-to-face on one of your trips back. Sorry you missed the fall color up by you, and how long will the 10 mile detour last?? Bummer! But oh so nice to sleep in your own bed. :) Yay for the 4 pound loss!! Enjoy the fish fry tomorrow.
Michelle - Poor Santa missing you!! Soon enough you two will be off in your own place. Glad to hear you're feeling better and stronger each day. You'll get through this!! :hug:
Annie - Glad to hear things are off to a good start with the new boss. Sassy's definitely gonna miss you next week - good thing it's only a couple days!
Hellos to the rest of you!!!
The knife skills class was pretty good. The scheduled teacher was at another function, so he had a substitute - one of the former owners of a fancy French restaurant in our area that closed this past summer (Happy - Le Titi de Paris, if you're familiar with it). She was pretty good and interesting, but had a rather annoying speech habit that got old pretty quickly. She now teaches at a local college - wonder how the students like hearing that all the time...Anyway, we got to practice our knife skills on a number of foods - onions, mushrooms, shallots, leeks, chicken. Mincing, chopping, slicing, de-boning! Not too in-depth - it was only 3 hours, but it was helpful. It was surprising we managed to achieve what we did - we didn't cook (the instructor did), but the ingredients we prepped went into making a sweet potato soup (with onions, leeks, cream) and a chicken leg/thigh stuffed with a sausage/mushroom filling (called a "duxelle", we learned) wrapped with bacon and baked. While we ate our soup and chicken, the instructor prepared a simple apple tarte tatin - delish. I'd enjoy taking another class like that. I think bf agrees.
Nothing much else to report. It was raining and bf picked me up from the train yesterday. after work This morning I walked to the train - bleh. My right hip felt sore, but I'd walked it off by the time I got to the station. Glad I'll be able to pedal home tonight. As usual, I'll miss riding my bike when the time comes to stop in a few weeks.
Tonight I'll go to Costco to get my contact lens rx filled, or at least ordered. Stayed up late last night, so I'm tired, and TOM is kicking my butt this time around. Oh, reminds me, might switch up my ob/gyn before making my appt for Nov - either a different doc in the same practice, but at an office closer to home, or with another doc (Happy, the one you recommended a while back). So I'll probably make it an early bedtime tonight.
Okay, gonna see what the hours are for the costco vision center and then prep for a 2 pm meeting. TTFN.
JUST FOR A LAUGH.....TODAY I BOUGHT MY FIRST CHRISTMAS GIFTS!!
I GOT THE GIRLS INTH OFFICE TRADER JOE'S NEW BAG FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON. ROFLMAO
THEY'RE CHEAP SO I GOT ONE FOR EACH GIRL JUST TO SAY THANKS.
SHOPPING WENT WELL. THE STORE WAS FULLY STOCKED.
WE BOUGHT EVERYTHING WE NEEDED.
JEN CAME HOME AND A CATFOOD CAN FELL OUT OF HER CUPBOARD AND HIT HER On THE NOSE:cry:
poor kid looks like a boxer but no bruise yet.
i worked and then did our govt paperwork for heat.
it's that wonderful red tape time of the year :faint
OOPS....LOST MY CAPS....
TIRED NOW AND NEED A SHOWER.
THEN DO NOTHING BUT EAT!!!!!!!:hun:
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.
BE RIGHT BACK WITH PERSONALS...................................
10-04-2012, 03:52 PM
LAURA... CAN THINK OF A FEW PEOPLE I WOULD LIKE TO PRACTICE MY KNIFE SKILLS ON:rofl: :rofl:
ON SECOND THOUGHT I BETTER NOT ATTEND CLASSES LIKE THAT...IT COULD GIVE ME IDEAS!!HA!!
THE FOOD SOUNDED DELISH THOUGH. GLAD YOU LIKED IT.
SOUNDED VERY INTERESTING.
YOUR "NECK OF THE WOODS" SOUNDS LIKE MINE.
WE HAVE A LOT OF OLD TREES HERE THOUGH...GUESS THEY LEARED HOW TO "BREATHE & LIVE" IN GAS FUMES!!!!
HAPPY....I MISSED YOU :hug: HOPE YOU AND MoM ARE FINE.
CONGRATS ON THE WEIGHTLOSS!!! ANY POUNDS GONE ARE GOOD!!!
HOPE TOO THAT YOU GET TO SEE THE FALL LEAVES AT YOUR HOUSE.
MISSED YOUR POSTS!!!:cry:
JEN'S BETTER BUT IT WILL TAKE AWHILE LONGER.
CAN'T COME DOWN STAIRS WITHOUT PAIN. SO NO STAIRCASES FOR HER.
SHE ALSO FOUND GETTING OFF THE BUS PAINFUL TODAY.
SO SHE WENT DOWN BACKWARD LIKE I USED TO DO. IT HELPS.
ANNIE....WOW I AM GLAD TO HEAR ABOUT THE NEW BOSS & THE FUTURE.
WILL SEND YOU ALL MY GOOD THOUGHTS THIS MONTH FOR A GOOD OUTCOME:crossed:
HAPPY 3 MONTH BD MISS SASSY :hb:
OUTBACK!!! YUM!!! NEVER BEEN THERE BUT HEARD ALL GOOD THINGS ABOUT IT.
SHAD.....I LOVE THE PICTURES!!1 OMG!!! LOTS OF ROOM IN THERE FOR ME TO RUN AROUND IN!!
I LOVE THE PLACE. GET ONE OF THOSE FOR CHRISTMAS....OK????ROFLMAO!!!
I DO WISH HER WELL IN THE NEW ABODE THOUGH. I AM JEALOUS!!!!
HAVE A GOOD TIME AT THE SHOPPING CENTER.
HOW AE YOU GETTING THERE??? SADDLE UP A KANGAROO???
MICHELLE...YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT.
TRUST ME. ONCE THE PAIN LESSENS....YOUR NEW LIFE WILL BE EXCITING TO BEGIN:hug:
PATTY....SENDING YOU A SPECIAL WORK HUG:hug:
STAY STRONG WITH THE CHANGES & CLASSES.
GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING. CHANGE CAN BE GOOD SOMETIMES.
LET GO OF THE ANXIETY....THIS ADVICE FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS AN ATTACK EACH MORNING:lol3: :lol3:
KEEP WELL AND GET REST WHEN YOU CAN!
CEEJAY....SORRY YOU ARE FEELING UNSETTLED WITH THE NEIGHBOR.
WISH IT WOULD JUST ALL GO AWAY!!
GOOD LUCK WITH THE DR APPTS & REULTS:hug:
10-04-2012, 09:42 PM
Wish I could go to LV. My sis who lives in Dallas, has grand children who live there. Sounds like good things are coming your way.
Mel has given some god advice concerning the job. Hang in there.
Poor Jen. Hope her nose doesn't turn blue. People will think you two have had a fight. he he. Like the tote.
I wish I could use a knife that well. I watch some of the cooking channels on t.v. They make it looks so easy.
Are you a busy beaver?
Glad you are back home. We have missed you. Enjoy the visit with your mom.
Wow, those pictures are amazing. Always wondered what 1.3 million would look like. I used to watch the show house hunters, but don't think they ever showed the outside.
I knew I was forgetting someone. Try to be as civil as possible. Sounds like he's hurting over being found out.
So cute that Santa followed you around.
Good news with the neighbors. Think I over reacted. But still going to hold my ground.
The gs is supposed to go home tomorrow.
I had a long day with the doctor's appt. Spent an hour in the regular dr's office. Had my blood work drawn and after I told him I'd been having sharp pains in my upper chest he sent me down to x-ray. Was scolded about not getting my b12 injections, sigh, told him I'd been taking the vitamin B12 tablet--not good enough--as I'm still a bit anemic. Chest x-ray shows I have pneumonia, sigh, in the area where the pains are. The other lung is clear. I've been extra tired but not sick. He then sent me to have a cat scan done. Haven't received those results yet. It takes 48 hours.
Gyn visit went well. He scheduled me for a mammogram at the end of the month.
Visited with my gf. We went to eat catfish and the trimmings and as we were leaving in walked the pastor where I go to church and another male member. Told her I would miss her and when I got home she'd texted me that she was not going. I'm so relieved. She is not in good enough health to make that trip.
GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP. GOING TO THE OFFICE THIS MORNING.
THINGS NEED TIDYING UP FOR THE WEEKEND.
I HAVE A NEW MOTTO...
"YOU'RE NOT LEAVING ME WITH THIS CRAP" :cancer:
NOTHING NEW HERE & HOPE YOU GALS HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND TOO:beach:
CEEJAY.....YOU HAD A BUSY DAY MY FRIEND.
I AM GLAD THE FRIEND ISN'T GOING. THAT WAS A LONG TRIP.
HOPE IT ALL WORKS OUT FOR HER STAYING PUT IN HER OWN PLACE.
HAD A LAUGH AT THE PASTOR AND THE CATFISH MEAL.
FUNNY WHERE YOU CAN RUN INTO PEOPLE.
REMINDED ME OF THE "FISHER'S OF MEN" FROM THE BIBLE.
HAVE A SUPER DAY AND I HOPE YOU FEEL MUCH BETTER:hug:
CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WORKED ALL THOSE DAYS & WALKING AROUND WITH PNEUMONIA!!
PLEASE TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF SO YOU DON'T END UP IN HOSPITAL :getwell:
10-05-2012, 08:49 AM
Good morning ladies,
Not really looking forward to going back to work today. I was hoping to not spend most of yesterday on my feet but that's how it worked out. Took Mom to the library to get some books to read while I'm out of the house and we also went grocery shopping. She's been quite tired lately and I was a bit concerned about this being too much for her but getting up and out of the house seemed to be just what she needed. She held up like a trooper and was all peppy even though her knees were bothering her. DH would say that she just needed to get some movement going. I'm pretty sure I have to work Friday - Sunday so it's going to be a long weekend. In other news my former partner in crime at my old job FINALLY was able to land a job in another area. It's a lateral move because people like us don't get promoted but I'm so thrilled for her because it's a very good thing. What's interesting is that she moved to the area that I left when I came to work with that team. They are talking about snow flurries this weekend. It's darn cold out there - was overcast and blustery yesteryday and more of the same this weekend.
*ding, ding, ding, ding* Patty mentioned the forbidden "C" word - :rofl: I half expected the duck to drop from the ceiling and cannot get the theme to the Groucho Marx / You Bet Your Life TV show out of my head :lol3: (Ok, so this is a reference to a comment made way back on 9/30 - I was just catching up on posts when I got back and got the giggles out of this one :D )
Gorgeous picture Mel. That's what things looked like out here last week when I missed them. So pretty with the lakes framing the trees in color. I think your new motto is an excellent one. Stick to your guns - people are so good at dumping stuff on others. Poor Jen - hope she will be ok. I was chastising Mom about her freezer before we left. Move one item and all this frozen stuff comes sliding out all over. Told her she'd get a nasty bruise if something fell on her. :nono: Do you get to see any colored trees out your way or is everything concrete gray?
Ceejay - pneumonia??? Please take care of yourself. I'm sure working 11 day shifts is not helping you get your needed rest.
Shad - I will have to check out the pics of your friend's new condo. Boy that's alot of money - hope it's not as pricy to maintain but good for her if she worked hard and saved to get to this point.
Laura - glad you and BF liked the knife / cooking class. We thought they were fun too and I'm sorry we were not able to take advantage of more classes. It's a nice thing to do together.
Time for me to hit the shower and make my lunch. Will catch up with the rest of you ladies tonight. Have a great day! Happy Friday.
10-05-2012, 10:41 AM
Happy Friday Everyone!!
Didn't make it back to finish posting yesterday as it was the day from H here at work. Came in at 7 yesterday and didn't get out of here till a little after 5. Ate lunch at my desk while working....sheesh...
Stop at the doc's office on the way in to work this morning to get my flu shot. More vitality points for me. I got a new crockpot with some of my points and it arrived yesterday. Very nice.
Since I didn't have to leave quite so early this morning I stayed back at Sissy's house this morning with lil man while she took the babysitting kids to the bus stop. We played on the floor for about 20 minutes. Sassy went to the bus stop with the kids as they fight over who gets to hold her on the way. lol. Lil man is crawling all over the place and pulling up to stand, won't be long now before he walks. Sissy is not cutting his hair cause she said that will make him look like a lil boy instead of a babe. LOL I agree...
Sissy and I are going shopping tomorrow so I can get a dress to wear to my son's wedding December 1st. Chris is watching lil man and his daughter Ainsley, while we shop. Sis is excited as she rarely gets out without the kids. We may linger around at stores longer than necessary...haha..and probably do lunch somewhere fun.
My allergies are acting up this morning and my left eye is itching like crazy. Bloodshot and swollen. Will take some meds shortly after getting this posted. Feels like someone socked me in the eye or a can of cat food fell out of the cabinet and hit me in the eye...lol JEN...
MELLIE...sounds like you made out at TJs since they were stocked up on everything. Poor JEN. That girl sounds like me...an accident waiting to happen...hugs to JEN.
CEEG...yuck pnuemonia, feel better and hope you got some good meds. Hope the scan comes back negative.
HAPPY...YAH!! You are back...missed your posting. Hope the 3 day work schedule doesn't completely wear you and your poor feet out. Glad momma is doing well at your house.
CHELLE....Santa loves you and cannot wait to live with you....THis month is going fast. Remember...don't let that no good a$$hole still one drop of you or your joy! P on him. Literally.
SHADDIE...hope work is getting better for you.
LAURA...hmmm...could of used some of the new knife skills on the way into work this morning. Some idiot woman came charging onto the highway going from the ramp to the slow lane then started to come on over in the middle lane...a, duh, hello, I am right here in this lane. I blew my horn she swerved back...and believe it or not I refrained from making naughty jesters at her. haha
ELLEN...come up for air.
Hi ya PATTY!
Have a great Friday/Saturday....
Loves and hugs
10-05-2012, 10:55 AM
Morning all. TGIF!! :carrot:
Happy - Brrr, we've had chilly temps in the morning but not cold...yet. Wonder what the foot traffic will be in the shop this weekend. But you say the owner is building the online and "catering" side of things - you'll keep busy either way, huh? Glad your mom is feeling pretty good. Hope she got some good books that she can hunker down with over the weekend.
Mel - I love the TJ's bags! That's a very cute gift. :) With reusable bags becoming the thing these days, one could grow quite a collection. I was really on board with it when it first started up, but honestly, we go through quite a few plastic grocery bags just taking doggy for his daily walks and picking up after him in the backyard! And when we unpack the groceries, we always have some bags that have holes punctured in them from the contents they held and those go back to the market to get recycled. So we can barely keep up with the demand, LOL. But I do use the reusable bags for visits to the library, TJ's, and the resale shop. Hope all the PITA stuff is taken care of by the office before you take over for the weekend!! How does Jen's nose look today?? Poor thing! Hmmm, maybe the canned foods need to go in the lower cabinets, haha.
Ceejay - Pneumonia! :( Hope you don't have to work anymore of those marathon shifts - you need your recovery time! Glad to hear the neighbor situation is better, and I bet you're really relieved your friend is not moving to CO! All that stress of moving would not have been good for her health.
Hellos to Ellen, Patty, Michelle, Annie & Shad! :wave:
BF picked me up from the train and then we picked up his friend from the bus stop and then we went to Costco to fill my lens rx. Saving about 1/3 off what my old eye doc charged and even more off what the new doc charges!! Whoohoo!! Naturally they had to order my lenses - very strong rx, and toric lenses to boot for my astigmatism. Bf and friend went to a movie and I stayed home and did a load of my laundry. Watched another couple episodes of Good Wife.
Have to fast after 10 pm tonight and bf and I will get our blood drawn tomorrow morning for the company's health assessment. They're really pushing it - I'm receiving reminders in the mail at home, on my desk at work and via e-mail at work!
Okay, this is the weekend I'll put out some autumn decor!! Also have to get the remaining tomatoes and serrano peppers out of the garden - we're forecast for a freeze this weekend. And there's another flower bed to clean up.
Everyone enjoy their weekend! :dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:
10-05-2012, 07:30 PM
Just getting my brain into gear with coffee #2 and will have get a bit of a move on.
Yesterday was a nightmare. Read 'panic quietly panic quietly - oh the **** with it, just frigging panic'. I've been given work I have never attempted or seen before and it is my project. Still if it don't kill me, I will only get stronger and I figure that the worst they can do is not renew the contract at new year. So out of the comfort zone and into the fray.
Today we (my cohort and me) are off to a shopping complex up the road a bit. Sightseeing the burbs by bus. Bet we do not come home by bus. Tomorrow I want to have a look at the markets on the beach. Wonder if they will live up to the hype. Went onto the net (search for Mindil Markets Darwin) and there is a wealth of food stalls and seemingly a lot of 'fashion and jewellery' stuff. It probably will be a one visit thing. But we will see.
I'll do personals when I come back and tell you about Darwin. Next weekend is a home weekend, and then I might start to look further out of the city - hire a car - do Kakadu, Katherine, Litchfield NP etc. We wait. Next time for home stay I may go to Adelaide to catch up with the little chick and the big turkeys. Back later.
10-05-2012, 10:11 PM
Passing through. Going to eat lunch with the uncles tomorrow. Then coming back here. My friend and I are planning an outing on Sunday afternoon.
LAST NIGHT I WAS GOING TO CRY BUT HELD OFF.
NO SOONER HAD THE OFFICE CLOSED AND THE PLACE WAS DESERTED THAN THE ALARMS BEGAN. SMOKE & MEDICAL AND NO MAINT. MEN TO BE SEEN. NOTHING EXCITING OR SERIOUS....JUST A PITA. THE AFTERNOON MAN WAS OFF ON VACATION. GEE....THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
THEN IT QUIETED DOWN AND HAS BEEN THAT WAY EVER SINCE.
HOPING FOR A 3 DAY SILENT HOLIDAY WEEKEND.
HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY MELLIE!!! ROFLMAO
CLOUDY & GOING TO RAIN HERE FOR ANOTHER CHANGE:rofl:
IT'S BECOMMING THE TOPIC OF CONVERSATION HERE. RAIN & MORE RAIN.
I AM SURE THERE WON'T BE ANY MOISTURE LEFT FOR SNOW THIS WINTER!
JEN'S NOSE IS SWOLLEN ACROSS THE BRIDGE OF HER NOSE.
BUT NO REAL BRUISES. WEIRD.
SHE SOUNDS LIKE SHE HAS COTTON WOOL STUFFED UP HER NOSE.
OR THE "OPERATOR"...."ONE RINGY DINGY, TWO RINGY DINGIES.....
NOTHING ELSE IS NEW AND I AM HUNGRY.
HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND:encore:
HAPPY....HOPE MOME WILL BE ABLE TO GET AROUND AND SEE SOME SIGHTS. I THOUGHT OF YOU GUYS WHEN ONE OF THE DRIVERS TOLD ME ABOUT SNOW STORM IN MONTANA. YIKES!!
IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM POSSIBLE A WHOLE YEAR HAS GONE BY. GOOD LUCK AT WORK AND BEING ON YOUR FEET. I WILL SEND YOUR TOOTSIES A GOOD THOUGHT! LOL
YES WE HAVE A FEW TREES ON THE STREETS BUT THEY AREN'T DOING MUCH OF ANYTHING YET. BEEN TOO WARM HERE. HAPPY WEEKEND:hug:
PS: I AM GOING TO LAUGH ALL DAY AT THE DING DING DING...GROUCHO MARX THING:hohoho:
ANNIE...HOPE YOU AND SISSY HAVE A GREAT TIME OUT. HER LIFE SOUNDED LIKE MINE WHEN JEN WAS BORN. GGEEZ. SHE IS LUCKY TO HAVE A GOOD MOM LIKE YOU THOUGH:hug: CAN'T WAIT FOR WALKING PICS OF YOUR LIL MAN. HOW CUTE WILL THAT BE.
LAURA....WE'RE GETTING THE BIG FREEZE TONITE AS IT MOVES IN ALONG WITH MORE RAIN:faint: STAY WARM & COZY. GLAD YOU GOT THE LENSES FOR LESS AND IT WORKED OUT GREAT. I'VE BEEN MEANING TO ASK....DO YOU HAVE "WILLIAM & MARY" ON YOUR PBS CHANNELS?? I'VE BEEN TRYING TO FOLLOW IT BUT IT'S NOT MY CUP OF TEA. I WATCH PARTS AND THEN SURF THE DIAL. DOC MARTIN PLAYS THE LEAD ROLE AS AN UNDERTAKER OF ALL THINGS :rofl: AND HE IS YOUNGER...LIKE IN THE MOVIES.
SHAD....I HAVE FAITH IN YOU THAT YOU'LL FIGURE OUT THE NEW WORK. YOU CAN LEARN NEW THINGS BETTER THAN THE REST CAN REMEMBER HOW TO DO OLD STUFF. :hug: THEN YOU CAN TELL US ALL ABOUT HOW YOU ROSE ABOVE THE REST....YOU RISING STAR YOU!!!:queen: CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR ABOUT THE MALL WHEN YOU HAVE TIME. WILL GOOGLE IT LATER ON. I STILL GET THE EMAILS FROM THE BIC MARKET. I LOVE THEM. QUEEN
CEEJAY....HOPING YOU ARE FEELING MUCH BETTER TODAY:hug:
HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH THE UNCLES AND YOUR FRIEND. ENJOY THE COMPANY:dance:
10-06-2012, 08:33 AM
Good morning ladies of the world,
Work report - came in to find I was all alone yesterday. Did almost $750 in sales. That's alot of work for one person. And I am scheduled to work for the next 5 days in a row. That's too much for this old bod / broad ;) Lots of people in town for the apple festival and the cranberry festival in 2 different directions from here. I am sorry to miss all that great shopping.
Farm report - the big flock of turkeys seemed to abandon us while we were gone. DH was forelorn but they reappeared yesterday. No doubt that the dumb things were trooping up and down the area, trying to remember the place where the good eats were. No further sign of the bear who did make an appearance about 2 weeks ago. Getting close to his winter nappy time (and I don't mean diaper to those of you Brits :lol: ) Goldfinches have moved on to a warmer climate. Junkos have moved in to take their place. We should be seeing the eagles soon again.
Weather report - DH picked me up last night - we went with Mom to a fish fry at a very busy and VERY SLOW restaurant. On the way home, it was snowing. Light but snowing. Didn't accumulate to anything but it was pretty windy and chilly yesterday. Did not deter the people at the cranberry festival though.
I went to bed about 11 yesterday and woke up at 4:30 and could not get back to sleep. Tossed and turned for a good hour before I decided to just get up. :yawn: I am going to crash hard later on which will not be good. :faint: At least I will fall face first in popcorn and not hurt myself. Unless of course I fall into one of the popcorn warmers with metal and sharp edges which will cause a whole host of gashes and bruises. Ever since I started working and going to bed early, I wake up in the wee hours like this. Makes me feel very sorry for people like Annie who don't sleep well at night. In fact I am already feeling tired. Hope I wake up from a shower as I have a long day ahead of me.
Mom is doing well. DH warmed up and served her lunch yesterday. She said she is so pampered and feeling like a queen. Will be hard (and I think she knows this) when she goes back home to an empty house in a few weeks. Her blood pressure is still on the low side - DH helped her with the b/p cuff yesterday too.
Mel - I like the cute bear made of pumpkins. Some people are really creative when it comes to things like that. I can only imagine your distress when the alarms started kicking in at the end of the day. :eek: Glad it finally quieted down. Poor Jen. That sounds very uncomfortable. Will probably take a long time to heal too. "When cans attack....". Sounds like the latest segment in a Madcat novel :rofl: I'm glad you got a laugh out the Groucho thing - I thought you would. ;)
Ceejay - have a good trip and an enjoyable weekend.
Shad - did they take liberties explaining this job at the onset or were they just evasive about it? Sorry to hear that you are forging new territory. Even worse when you are under a time crunch as happens in your line of work. I hope you can figure things out - I'm sure you can but even the strongest get rattled a few times in life. Got a giggle out of the little chick / big turkeys comment...
Laura - stay warm this weekend - heard that the temps were supposed to take a nosedive. Costco is supposed to be very good for making and prices on prescription glasses. I would assume they'd be the same on contacts. I got glasses there once - the frames were kind of flimsy but I was shocked at the price being about 1/4 of what I'd pay at places like Lens Crafters. They held up pretty well too. Yes, Mom got some good books - large print too which is easier on her cateract eye. She said she is tearing through the book. I have to find time to read my Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. It finally came in and I only have 3 weeks with no renewal since it's still on the hot list of holds. Good luck with the health assessment stuff.
Annie - yay for keeping your cool when the crazy person almost knocked you off the road. Maybe you should have pulled up close and given her the stink eye with your allergy swollen, red and teary eyes :spid: I dread the onset of allergy season with no good meds to fix it. Looked at DS's engagement website - very nice! Are you looking at a certain color for your MOG (mother of groom) dress? Or just something pretty? With your coloring you will look good in anything.
I'm sitting upstairs at the computer desk across from Mom's bedroom. She is laying in bed "tooting". :lol3: I am laughing quietly. Yes, even at my age I am still immature. I'd better get out of here and into the shower before I wake her up.
Hello to the rest of the gang, will check back in tonight.
10-06-2012, 09:32 AM
Hugs, I love the graphic.
Laughing at your last comment about mom. I hear my neighbor's son doing that when he's here. There is no insulation between the walls. Let just say I'd hate to be his wife.
On my way to Paragould even though I don't want to go. Woke up this morning coughing but not bad and my left eye is red.
It's a brisk 44 degree's this morning and Happy keep the "snow " up there please.
10-06-2012, 03:02 PM
Hi Girls....found a dress....uh, is a bit tight in the ta tas...Need to lose a bit to fit into it comfortably...get the next size up to feel better THEY DIDN'T HAVE IT!! So it is so diet city.....dang it.
Great time spent with DD shopping.....found her a dress at JCP for 10 bucks...yes I bought....My dress was only 20 buck even tho is doesn't zip easily, hoping it will by Dec 1st. Man the pressure I put on myself.
Tomorrow C and I are going to go see Hotel Transilvannia and the apple orchard. May take dad to the orchard part of the day. Then home where I am sure C will take a nap while I tidy up the place. lol
CEEG...be safe on yoru way to Paragould...
HAPPY...really? Five days in a row, your feet will be barking. Hope momma enjoys the company for DH....glad all is going well with her.
SHADDIE....still seems to be unorganized where you are at...goodluck.
Cannot remember who else posted....too tired to re-look. lol
Have a great Saturday/Sunday!!
Loves and hugs
10-07-2012, 05:45 AM
Done little, dog tired.
Early gym, then a long walk, then the Mindil markets, finally a Cosmopolitan cocktail at the Monsoon Bar. I'm knackered. Can't take noisy bars any more. Guess that makes me officially old.
Sounds like you are all tired, shopped out, sore footed, and packed out. I'll be back.
YESTERDAY WAS ALARM DAY.....BUT IT'S BECAUSE WE NEED A SERVICE CALL.
NO ONE IS PAYING ATTENTION TO THE ALARM PANEL AND IT'S TOO HIGH FOR ME TO SEE IT.
THE BATTERIES NEED CHANGING SO IT KEEPS GOING OFF.
GOT A GENT TO READ IT FOR ME AND THEN POSTED A SIGN.
LEAVE MELLIE ALONE!!! :rofl:
OTHER THAN THIS FIASCO THE DAY WAS A GREAT ONE.
THE SUN CAME OUT IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AND I SAT OUTSIDE WITH THE "BOYS".
JEN AND RICHIE ARE CLOSING UP THE TRAILER.
BRINGING BACK THE REST OF THE SUMMER STUFF..
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.
I AM SPENDING MINE BEING A SLOTH :beach:
HAPPY....SO GLAD DH WARMED UP AND THE TURKEYS ARE BACK.
FEELS GOOD WHEN EVERYTHING IS IN IT'S "RIGHT PLACE".
YOU MUST HAVE BEEN TERRIBLY TIRED AFTER GETTING UP SO EARLY.
I WOKE AT 5 THIS MORNING BUT LOUNGED FOR AN HOUR IN BED. LOL
THAT WAS A LOT OF POPCORN YOU SOLD BY YOURSELF.
HOPE THE FEET HOLD UP!!!
POOR MOM WILL MISS YOU BOTH WHEN SHE GOES HOME.I THINK OF YOU BOTH FROM TIME TO TIME:hug:
THE PICTURE SAYS IT ALL...........
CEEJAY.....HUGS BACK TO YA :hug:
WE'RE ONLY 51 HERE THIS MORNING.
HOPE PARAGOULD WAS A GOOD TRIP.
HOW ARE THE UNCLES DOING???
HOPE THE EYE FEELS BETTER TODAY. I HATE SINUS PROBS!!!!:tantrum:
ANNIE.....OK SEE IF I CARE THAT YOU DIDN'T TALK TO ME:rollpin:
GLAD YOU FOUND THE DRESS BUT HOW ARE THE TA TA'S GOING TO GO ON A DIET????
MAYBE YOU CAN GET CURTIS TO MASSAGE THE WEIGHT OFF THEM???:belly:
SHAD.....YOU POOR THING. NOW YOU'RE SHOPPED OUT AND TIRED TOO.
THE WEEKEND SOUNDED NICE THOUGH.
I CAN'T EVEN STAND A LOUD TV!!! SO WE CAN GROW OLD TOGETHER :hug:
10-07-2012, 09:20 AM
MELLIE...I was certain I didn't need to type a message to you cause we are in sync telepathically. I was sending you brain waves...lol. I think Curtis massaged the ta tas they would get larger. NO THANK YOU. Today is day one of serious dieting, yes dieting and not eating healthy.
I picked all of my green tomatos out of my garden and brown paper bagged them. I must have...no kidding...150 tomatos. Two grocery sacks plum full of green tomatos. 11 green peppers that didn't have time to turn yellow or red. 27 banana peppers. 6 ripe tomatos, 13 jalapenos....no lettuce. All out of that. Guess I could go on a pepper diet...lol
Made one regular size and 8 mini loaves of banana nut bread. Going to share with dad, work and even mail some to Cs parents.
Louisville is looking fun...already have a lunch and dinner scheduled. Meetings in the morning and afternoon. Then on Thursday the meetings are over at noon and I get to head back home....yeah.
Better get going day is starting off quickly. C is out of the shower and letting me know the bathroom is open...lol Think maybe that is a hint?? hah
Love and hugs
10-07-2012, 09:21 AM
Good Sunday morning to you ladies,
Yesterday was super busy at the store. It started slow and then snowballed as the afternoon wore on. Apparently everyone went down to the outdoor cranberry fest in the morning and by lunch time people were starting to get cold - it was blustery, overcast and very chilly yesterday. So as they got chilled up, they decided to come over to our town for some shopping, food and beer. We rang up huge sales. My younger co-worker came in not feeling well. I suggested we just "trade" work days. Go home and come in on Monday and work in my place. She gets to go home and rest and I get a much needed break from a 5 day work week. This way next week we are both in a work a few days, have a day off mode instead of straight stretches. Works out well for both of us. ;) We'll talk schedules later in the week when the boss returns. I am not doing 5 day weeks anymore, especially with Mom here for the next 2 weeks.
DH made a delicous dinner of baked honey mustard pork chops, baked potato and some peas. It was really tasty. Afterwards I soaked my feet and then rubbed some linament on them. Visited with Mom for a while but I was really tired. Went to bed at 10:30 and slept like a rock all night long until the alarm went off at 7. I was surprised - haven't slept that deeply in a long, long time. I do feel refreshed today, if not a bit sore. There was a lovely pink sunrise this morning too - and frost on the car. :hyper:
Mel - did he really post a Leave You Alone sign ? :rofl: that's too funny! need to do more of that. How nice you got outside for a little fresh air and a nice chat. Enjoy it while you can. Better watch those graphics you post - I think Miss Shad will come after you :rollpin: I put up some cute Halloween tins I found in the store room and was pleased someone bought one. We are heading into the decorative time of year. We need to "pimp" up your chair for the holidays - got room for a pumpkin and some Indian corn on it? :D I think we'd better skip Columbus day - might be a bit shaky if we try and put 3 tall ships on it - you might not fit through the doorways :lol:
Shad - sounds like you had a very nice weekend to yourself for a change. Beats working at the office. Find anything interesting in the markets? Where did you go for a walk?
Annie - I was wondering the same thing Mel did - how do you shrink the ta-tas and do you really want to???? ;) Yay on finding the dress bargains. I have always heard that JC Penney has good deals on bridal wear and nicer party dresses. 8 weeks will be here in no time - guess you have to be super strict on the diet. At a time when things are cooling off and the cravings set in. Have a good time at the orchard. Are you going to pick your own? Will have to make some applesauce instead of pies. One local orchard in TN had the best applesauce. :T Let us know how the movie was. And yes, my "dogs" are not only barking, they were howling last night. I'm hoping the rest of this week will be very quiet and not so hard on the tootsies.
Ceejay - yes I will keep the snow up here - would be just so wrong if you saw it this soon. How are the colors down there? Sorry you had to drive over to Paragould when you'd rather not. Hopefully you have a good day that makes it all worth while.
Good luck with the packing Michelle :hug:
Hellos to the rest of the chicks. Enjoy your Sunday!
10-07-2012, 09:27 AM
Hah, looks like Annie is today's sneaker inner. LV means Louisville :?: Oh shoot girl, I thought you were going to LAS VEGAS :lol3: Well never mind (she says in her best Emily Latella voice... :lol: ) Wow, what a garden harvest! DH pulled out the garden when I was gone. Probably a good thing because I would have tried to hang on to an equal amount of green tomatoes. I did put a few on the window sill to ripen (which they did) and had one for dinner the other night. Mom and I thought it was fine but DH said it tasted bitter to him. I think we just had too much cold up here so they were refrigerated by nature and not as good as they could have been. Hope yours are better. No fried green tomatoes for you I'm afraid. :( And yes, I think Curtis was giving you a hint that the bathroom was free. Get along there little woman :rofl: Have a great day!
10-07-2012, 04:31 PM
Funny story for the day. Those States that have daylight saving sprung forward 1 hour over the weekend. Northern Territory is not one of them. However my mobile phone - which cleverly changed the time to local time when the plane landed last week, decided that the NT does have daylight saving! Consequently when the alarm went off today, and I dutifully shot out of bed at 5.30 and went for my walk around town. Looked at my watch to see how I was doing for time and nearly fell over when it said 5.05. No wonder dawn wasn't breaking. So I continued on with the jog/walk/jog/walk theme and chatted with the city cleaners, dog walkers and other idiot just like me who were out there doing their thing for one reason or another - some were staggering home.
Mel - So you have to get the blokes to read the signs now. Ha ha. Hope Jen's face is looking better. Time to shut up the trailer. I guess the northern folks will be whinging about the cold next. :lol3:
Happy - good to hear Mum is doing okay. Hope she decides to shut up the house and move in somewhere soon. She will find it very quiet when she goes home. Hope the feet are standing up to it - pun intended. Bet you never want to see popcorn again after a day at work.
Annie - good that you managed to find an outfit to wear. Now you need to buy one of those bras - for the days you want to feel smaller (as advertised over here) Nice lot of stuff from the garden. I'm really looking forward to seeing mine next weekend.
Ceejay - happy travels
When I get home tonight, I will try to post some pictures of the market and the city. The battery seems to have run out on my camera, so I will have to remember to pick up my charger over the weekend. Along with a few other things I never thought I would need.
Coffee time. AT LAST
10-07-2012, 05:31 PM
Quick hello. Lazy weekend, but did get the Bloodwork for the health assessment done yesterday. Did a few loads of laundry, took a couple dog walks & stripped all the remaining meat off a leftover rotisserie chicken. That and watching a lot of tv. That's about it. TTFN.
10-07-2012, 10:00 PM
Went to the Texas State Fair on friday with my sister and 9 year old niece. Had a great time, just love the Fletcher's Corny dogs and french fries. yummy... On Sat went to a local Fall Festival. Of course I had to try the food too. Today, I was pretty much worn out, the cold front came in and was in the 50's here. Pretty much stayed in and watched tv and did laundry.
Happy - Snow... already.. Wow, please keep it, not ready for that yet. So glad to hear your mom is visiting. I hope you get some time to show her around.
Annie - Great find on the dress at JCP. I know you can lose some weight if you put your mind to it. Just eat like you use to.. protein, protein, protein. I too saw the website, cute couple.
Shad - I will have to look you up to see where you are at. Sorry about the time change, at least you were early and not late. I saw the pictures of your friends place. Where is that at? Beautiful place...
Ceejay - I hope your feeling better. Do you have any plans to visit your sister in Dallas?
Mel - sorry the alarm went off, but I think this is the Safety month to remind us all to change the batteries. So I think I will change my batteries too. What happened to Jen? I hope she's feeling better.
Mitchelle - I pray you had a good day. I hope you got lots of packing done. Love you girl.
Laura - Is it cold in Chicago? I guess I need to look at the weather too. I too looked at my flower beds this weekend, thinking I need to clean this up. I can't decide If i'm going to plant anything for the winter, or plant early for spring. Hope you had a relaxing weekend.
SENDING HUGS TO ALL THE WORLDLY CHICKS THIS COLD & DARK COLUMBUS DAY.
NASTY WEATHER OUT THERE AND THE ALARM MAN IS DUE TODAY.
IN A WAY I WOULD RATHER DEAL WITH THIS GUY AND HAVE THE OFFICE CLOSED:rofl:
YOU LET THEM IN, TELL THEM WHAT'S WRONG , THEY FIX IT AND LEAVE!
EASY PEASY STUFF.
NOTHING NEW HERE. STILL LOUNGING AROUND.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
EDIT: IT'S BRIGHT & SUNNY OUTSIDE.
NEXT TIME REMIND ME TO OPEN THE ROOM DARKENING DRAPES! :rofl: :rofl:
ANNIE...I THINK MY TELEPATHIC ANTENNAE WERE TURNED OFF THAT DAY :lol3: :lol3:
I AM VERY HOPEFUL FOR YOU AND THE LV TRIP.
KEEPING LOTS OF GOOD THOUGHTS FOR YOU.
I CAN'T BEL;IEVE YOU HAVE SO MANY TOMATOES!! WOW!!
YOUR GARDEN PRODUCED MORE THAN ANYONE I KNOW AROUND HERE. GOOD JOB!!
HAPPY.....I WISH HE HAD POSTED A LEAVE MELLIE ALONE SIGN.
BUT IT WAS A NICE THOUGHT.
THE FUNNY THING IS...HE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT RANG MY BELL THE NEXT DAY!!!
HE HAD FORGOTTEN & DIDN'T SEE THE SIGN THAT I PUT UP!!!:faint:
SENIORS....GOTTA LOVE THEM ( or hate them)
SWITCHING DAYS SOUNDS LIKE A MUCH BETTER DEAL.
ESPECIALLY IF YOU CAN HANDLE THE DAYS ALONE. HOPE THE BOSS AGREES.
MOM'S TIME WITH YOU WILL BE OVER BEFRORE YOU KNOW IT.
HOPE YOU ARE GETTING BETTER SLEEP.
TOO MUCH ON YOUR MIND MY FRIEND :hug:
SHAD....DON'T FORGET TO PICK UP THE CHARGER!!!!
CRACKED ME UP ABOUT THE TIME CHANGE.
I WOULD NEVER HAVE FIGURED THAT OUT RIGHT AWAY. :rofl:
TECHNOLOGY AMAZES ME THAT IT NEW YOU WERE WHERE A TIME CHANGE WAS NEEDED!:dizzy:
SAFE TRAVELS TO AND FROM:hug:
LAURA....LAZY IS GOOD AND I AM DOPING THAT ALSO.
ENJOY THE DOWNTIME. ROTISSERIE CHICKEN :hun:
PATTY......YOU HAD SOME NICE OUTINGS.
ESPECIALLY THE CORNDOGS & FRIES:drool:
JEN HAD A CATFOOD CAN FALL OUT OF THE CLOSET & HIT HER NOSE:cry:
SHE LOOKED LIKE A BOXER!! NO BRUISES BUT FAT NOSE!
HOPE YOUR WEEK AT WORK IS LESS STRESS THIS WEEK :hug:
10-08-2012, 08:48 AM
Good morning ladies -
Another quick post for me today as I have a ton of work to get done. So many projects due today! I was planning on putting in some hours at work over the weekend, but I had car trouble and haven't figured out my remote access yet. Car is in the shop....another expense I don't need. :tantrum:
I came into work at 6 am to get a headstart on things, and just wanted to take a quick break to say "hi".
I got some packing done...most of my stuff from the bedroom is all boxed up...then I started on the living room. I still have more knick knacks and antiques/china to box up. I'd say I'm about 15% to 20% done with the packing. I was hoping to not have to rent a storage space to use as a "staging area" for the packed boxes...but I think I'm going to have to as I'm running out of room in the house. I don't have to have EVERYTHING out by the first weekend in November. He said if he finds things I might want, he will ask me about them and hold onto them for me until I can come 'round to pack them up. There's so much stuff in the basement, that I'm not even sure I'll find everything that I want to keep in the next 4 weeks.
And since I have two moves in my future....one to my new place in the same town at the end of this month/first weekend in November, and eventually one to go back to California, I'm really trying to minimize what I take with me and only take what I really need....and it's still a lot. :faint:
I do hate that SHE'LL be living in my house. That still p*sses me off. But there's nothing I can do about that. At least he and I are staying away from each other, keeping the talking to a minimum, and consequently there's not as much tension.
I realize that even though I wasn't the one that broke the marriage vows, we could've/should've communicated better over the last few years - and part of that blame is on me. Again, the relationship is beyond repair...so I just have to move on with my life (literally and figuratively).
I so appreciate all your support and love.
Much love and many hugs,
10-08-2012, 10:01 AM
Good morning ladies,
Trying to post here and my pc is doing some updates or something as it is skipping letters when I type. VERY ANNOYING.
I will check back later. Sorry..
10-08-2012, 10:55 AM
Michelle - That's any early start to your day. Hope it's productive for you. Sorry your car is giving you problems - very bad timing! Well...15-20% of the packing done is better than 0% done. :D Hope it goes more quickly and easily in the coming days and weeks. Don't overdo it! So you see yourself moving back to California sometime in the future? It'll be nice for you to be closer to family.
Mel - I'm glad it's bright and sunny for you today!! Sorry you had alarm trouble over the weekend. Hope the alarm fixes it all and you can enjoy the rest of your holiday. :sunny: It's a federal holiday, but here in Chicago I guess the kids are in school today to make up time lost during the teachers union strike!
Patty - Your weekend sounds fun. I've never actually had a corndog in my life. I've never had a yen for one, but I do like hot dogs so I have a feeling it would just be another thing I would find yummy and therefore have to resist at those kinds of events. Yeh, getting chilly here in Chicago - in the 30's/40's overnight and 50's/60's during the day. Definitely bring clothees you can layer!! I slothed around all weekend so I didn't get around to cleaning up that one flower bed yet. Brought in my potted flowers - not sure which I'll try to overwinter. The geraniums ended up very scrawny after last winter inside, so forget those even though I loved the color...
Shad - Oh, that darn phone! What an early start for you, especially after your full day yesterday!! Keep the coffee going. :coffee2: Looking forward to photos of the market.
Happy - What a full weekend for you - sounds like the shop was busy, busy, busy. Glad you worked out a schedule with your coworker so you don't have to work 5 days in a row!! I started that book - The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D - but it seemed like it was going to be depressing and I just wasn't up for it and it was coming due, so I just returned it. How did you like it? Should I check it out again?? I seem to be on a fluffy reading streak right now and enjoying it immensely. :D I'd definitely consider Costco for the next pair of glasses I buy.
Annie - Glad you found a dress you like. I say just bind those girls down - you'll lose weight in other spots too and then the dress might not fit in those areas... How was Hotel Transylvania and the apple picking??
Ceejay - How was your time in Paragould?? Hope your lungs are clearing.
Hellos to Ellen and Mary!
Nothing much to report this morning. The boss is out - dental issue that she saw her dds for last Friday afternoon and it must be a big problem because she's back at the dds this morning for a root canal. Admin is also out today.
I have a vacation day on Wed. for my orthopedic appt re my right arm. The rotator cuff is still gradually getting better and better, but my elbow is still a problem. I have a feeling I'll just be taking NSAIDs. We'll see.
Not really thrilled about taking a day off work mid-week - such a drag going back to work for the rest of the week. Bleh.
I have a number of vacation days to use before year's end and I will probably take several Fridays and/or Mondays off in the next few months. I also got myself on an airfare alert for travel to my mom's, so that might pan out and I'll get out there for a few days. Warned my mom I might be snapping up a last minute deal.
Okay, meeting in 5, so I better post and get ready. Cheers! :cheers:
10-08-2012, 12:11 PM
Good almost afternoon kiddos....
Didn't get to the movie...C got up and had to make a stop by his Walmart to pull up product (put it out) as they were completely empty on the shelf. That is his commission, so we both went. Took us about 1.5 hrs to get it done. Missed the morning cheap movies and I refuse to pay 10 bucks a piece to see a movie....so maybe next week. We did make it to the orchard. Got a peck of Gala apples, my favorite, crunchy. Bought dad a jar of apple butter stopped by his house for a couple of hours and chatted. Got home about 6pm then Cs daughter came by for a couple of hours to visit. Got to bed about 9....was still tired at 5 when I got up with Miss Sass.
On my lunch plate today all from my garden except the yellow cherry tomatos....lettuce..green pepper, banana pepper, jalapeno pepper, oh a few grapes from the store. The jalapenos are giving it just the right kick, especially when I eat a grape and a piece of j. pepper...YUM
LAURA....sure do hope the shoulder/elbow aches are fixable with meds rather than any kind of surgery...maybe PT?? Didn't get to the movie as I stated above...just too much going on and so little time to do it in.
CHELLE...glad you are getting some packing done...I am looking forward to you future California move. I have not been there, want to go, and need a sister to visit who lives there. EXCITED for YOU and ME!! lol. ONE DAY AT A TIME sistah! Much Hugs your way!
SHADDIE...you time delimma is about as bad as me waking up on a Sunday and thinking I am late, jump in the shower and hurry along only to find out I could of stayed in bed. Smack, smack byside my head....
HAPPY...yeah, for being a part time job, sure seems like you are working at least a 30 hours week at times.....five days in a row is not part time. My dogs would bark too!!
MELLIE...my antenna is not always functioning either. Especially when things a amuck in my head (daily). We have a beautiful sunshine out there, but only 52 at the moment, I think the high is 57 today....burr! How is Jen's nose?
Patty...the state fair, that sounds funny to me as our state fair was over in August. Have to get it in before the snow flies. hmmm...corn dogs have those hot dogs in them that freak me out.....they always sound good but I gross myself out with the thought of the hot dog before I ever even get to buy one....sounds like you had some fun at both the state fair and fall festival. Yeah!
CEEG...how's the cough and red eye? Poor thing you are going through heck right now. Feel better.
ELLEN...kids must have you tied up somewhere...lol
Not much else going on here. Had a spat with a co-worker, will probably hear from my management over it. Blah. He is such a pr*ck. Nobody likes him or stands up to him because he is a director.....may be my last day...haha
Loves and hugs
10-08-2012, 12:56 PM
From yesterday's dog walk. One of the footbridges over the creek.
10-08-2012, 01:22 PM
Still haven't heard from the results of the cat scan. Everything is still the same as he was waiting on the results to tell me what needs to be done. I feel fine. Just get short winded.
Paragould was good. I didn't stay the night cause my friend wanted me to go to Jonesboro with her yesterday afternoon. I didn't tell them that.
Jonesboro was okay. Got a lot of walking in at the mall even though I had to do a lot of sitting.
Didn't realize that you will eventually be moving back to California.
I'd like to go on that walk. Looks so peaceful.
Sometimes these computers hava a mind of their own.
10-08-2012, 06:35 PM
Headline in the Territorian newspaper yesterday:
GRANNY CRIME UP IN NT!
I've only been here a week and they are on to me already??? What has the DS1 done to me.
Anyway, since I am at work, I'd better not post too much. I'll be back later with personals.
3.5 days to home time.
10-09-2012, 07:39 AM
My goodness SHADWICK..must you corrupt everywhere you go...lol. Sadly, it didn't take much time to catch up with you on this trip!
CEEG...be patient on the scan news...No news is good news. May be nothing to tell you about so they are taking their time. Hugs
LAURA...great pix. Looks like he is ready to race across the bridge...
Nothing new to report. Uneventful night. Made baked pork chops, spaghetti squash and C some mac n cheese. He loves mac n cheese however I rarely make it. Too fattening, plus too much starch and pasta makes for a full Anne tummy too soon then sickie. I did stay away from it last night. Small NSV for me.
HELLO to all the chickies...have a great Tuesday..
SORRY NO PERSONALS TODAY.
WE'RE SHORT-HANDED AND THE EXTERMINATOR IS COMING EARLY.
I WOKE UP LATE WITH THE PHONE CALL.
SEE YOU GALS LATER OR TOMORROW.
HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:
10-09-2012, 08:26 AM
Hope Mel is hiding properly. Exterminator!!!! :faint: :yikes: Come to get some of the seniors?
Bed beckons. For some reason couldn't get on earlier. Must be the weather.
10-09-2012, 09:23 AM
Good morning ladies,
Had to wrestle with the printer this morning to get a fax sent out. I swear this retiree medical insurance is such a ripoff. We are spending ridiculous amounts of money on premiums and have a thousand dollar deductible EACH on top of it. I paid for premiums and with the deductible got no benefit at all from my routine care. DH did slightly better but they got a whole heckovalotta money out of us. You only get some value if you have to go to the hospital. :mad: As I was falling asleep last night a pack of coyotes were howling in the back. They quieted down and then started back up again just as I was falling asleep again. :nono:
Today is a work day for me - not sure what's left to sell in the store after the busy weekend. The owners are taking a few days off so it will be a while before we have more fresh stuff. So today will be long and boring. But I am off tomorrow and Thursday and will take Mom out for some fun stuff.
Michelle - was not aware that you were planning on moving back to CA. Makes sense I guess if your family and friends are all out that way. Will be a hassle (and a shame) to double cull your stuff. But I guess it's best that you know now and can plan ahead. Shame too now that you got the great new job. But it will all work out in the end. :hug: Don't fret at that which you are leaving behind. Except for the other pups.
Pretty picture Mel. I can hear the leaves blowing and crunching in my head. Good luck with the exterminator. Stay away from the sprays.
Annie - good going on staying away from the mac and cheese. I love it too though it gives me a pasta coma when I eat it. Hope nothing bad came of the spat at work. Some people need to be yelled at once in a while!
Laura - what a great picture of Coal and the bridge!!!! You NEVER had a corn dog???? You poor soul :lol: Some are good, some are bad tasting - depends on the oil they fry them in. I eat one about every 10 years :lol: Hope it's not too complicated at the ortho guy with your arm. Sounds painful.
Ceejay - hope it's nothing too serious with the breathing. Let us know how the cat scan comes out. Do you have fall allergies?
Shad - laughed at the Granny Crime statement. What was the story behind it? Have you figured out what needs to be done at work yet?
Patty - I will keep the snow and you can keep that Texas heat :rofl: The festival sounded like fun - glad you got to enjoy it.
Hi Ellen and Java Turtle :wave:
Well I gotta hop in the shower and get on with the day. Have a fun one if you can...
10-09-2012, 09:49 AM
Morning Girls! I'm still here, just got caught up in the week. Pretty much same old same old. will check in later and try to get personals in. Everyone has been sickly here, and I think i am catching something, so I am off to rest.
Luv and Hugs!
10-09-2012, 03:15 PM
Yes I have year round allergies. I'm almost positive that this pnumonia is from the grass pollen. Allergies are worse in the Fall than in the Spring. I usually get bronchitis.
I called the doctor's office this morning and they told me that they've started making calls like this around 5 p.m. Which makes more since for the doctor's stand point. He does have petients to see.
Not much is going on.
10-09-2012, 06:15 PM
Where did the day go??!! I took a sick day today - mental health day let's say. Haven't done all that much. Ran to the store & bought some chicken thighs to convert curried veg stew to a chicken veg curry stew. Prepped all the ingredients & threw it in the slow cooker. Alas it won't be ready before I go to the movies tonite. Maybe I should hike the temp to high. Or I'll just have some after the movie.
Took doggie for a walk, then wanted a pear for a snack. Dang thing was still too hard. I peeled & chopped it & sprinkled it with cinnamon & brown sugar & nuked it for a couple min. Yum. Much better.
Seeing the movie Looper tonight. It's one of those time travel sci-fi things - hope I understand it, lol.
Vacation day tomorrow w/ a dr appt in the AM & lunch w/ bf & his mom in the aft.
Oh, finally bought my fitness punch card last night & took a Zumba class after that. Whoohoo!
Ok, back to this episode of Reba. ;)
10-09-2012, 06:16 PM
MIRACULOUSLY SOMEONE SHOWED UP FOR THE EXTERMINATOR AND THEN THE ALARM MAN CANCELED UNTIL TOMORROW.
GOOD THING CAUSE I TOOK SINUS MEDS AND FELL ASLEEP!!
NOTHING NEW. JUST RESTED ALL DAY BUT I DO HAVE THE SMOKE ALARM MAN IN THE MORNING SO I AM POSTING NOW.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY TOMORROW:moped:
HAPPY....I AM STILL HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH MISSING LETTERS ON THIS SITE AND GETTING RIGHT FED UP WITH POSTING HERE. REAL P.I.T.A :rollpin: SO I FEEL YOUR PAIN!! LOL
HOPE YOU & MOM ENJOY YOUR DAYS OFF. I THOUGHT I COULD SMELL YOUR POPCORN THIS AFTERNOON....MUST HAVE BEEN A STRONG WIND!!:rofl:
TELL THOSE COYOTES THERE ARE TIME LIMITATIONS ON HOWLING!!!
GEEZ....I HOPE THE SENIORS DON'T BEGIN HOWLING AT THE FULL MOON!
CEEJAY....HOPE ALL COMES OUT WELL WITH THE SCAN.
SENDING YOU LOTS OF GET WELL WISHES & HUGS :getwell: :hug:
JUST KEEP TAKING GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF.
LAURA.....HOPING THE APPT FOR THE SHOULDER GOES WELL. SO SORRY IT'S GIVING YOU SUCH A HARD TIME. ALEVE IS MY BEST FRIEND :rofl:
BUT MAYBE HE CAN SUGGEST SOMETHING ELSE. DO YOU ICE IT???
REMEMBER FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, HEAT MAKES THINGS WORSE.
SHAD.....NOW YOU WENT AND MADE THE HEADLINES??? WTF!!!
CAN'T LEAVE YOU ALONE FOR ONE DAY WITHOUT YOU MAKING A MESS.
GRANNY CRIME INDEED....BET IT WAS THE "DIL" THAT TURNED YOU IN!
SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU VISIT THEM?????:bb: POOR LITTLE SOPHIA WILL HAVE TO SEND YOU LETTERS WHEN THEY PUT YOU IN THE POKEY!!
ANNIE...MAC & CHEESE....MYA FAV!!! HARD TO PASS THAT UP SO CONGRATS!!
I AM TRYING TO LOSE A POUND OR TWO BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS.
SO NO COMFORT FOOD FOR EITHER OF US:hug:
MICHELLE.....GLAD THINGS ARE GETTING DONE.
IS ALL YOUR FAMILY BACK IN CALIFORNIA??
MIGHT BE A GOOD THING. TOSS EVERYTHING OUT AND START FROM SCRATCH!!
NEW LIFE & A NEW YOU:hug:
ELLEN....PRAYING YOU'RE NOT GETTING SICK.
BUT IT'S GOT TO BE TOUGH WITH SO MANY KIDS IN SCHOOL!!
I STEER CLEAR OF GRAMMAR SCHOOL CHILDREN...
GERMY LITTLE BUGGERS NO MATTER HOW CUTE THEY ARE :rofl: :rofl:
10-09-2012, 06:17 PM
:wave: LAURA....YOU SNUCK IN THERE BY ONE MINUTE!!!
i will KEEPING A GOOD THOUGHT FOR YOUR APPT TOMORROW :hug:
10-09-2012, 06:36 PM
Good for you in taking a mental health day. I could use one of those. Your stew will be good when you get home. I'm ready to make some soup and cornbread.
Thanks for the good vibes. Glad your day turned out well. Sleep is always a good thing to do.
It turns out that no news is good news. I'm happy with the results. See below.
I must have misunderstood the doctor in him stating that I had pneumonia.
He did take an xray to make sure and he did see a spot on my lung. That's why he sent me to have a cat scan. Turns out that I don't have pnuemonia just scar tissue. I'm relieved.
10-09-2012, 10:18 PM
Yeah CEEG...glad to hear it was all a spoof! I have a shadow on my lung that baffles all docs and nurses till I tell them about it. Compare xrays and tadah...I am right a simple shadow. Glad to hear you are OK. Now feel better mentally and move on!
Oh MELLIE...h*ll....F the alarms, I have yet to hear of a "real" episode with the seniors. I know, I know, the first one you ignore will be the most serious one. Just seems like if you put a memo out that stated for every time you pull and alram or call the authorities or make something happen, you will personally be charged 5o bucks, to be paid the next day after. Maybe if you put the threat out there the seniors will be less likely to cause a mishap...just sayin'
Leave for Louisville, KY in the morning. Probably will not be able to post while on company business. Maybe Friday evening or Saturday morning for sure.
Working on laundry at the moment. Hate to come home to chores. Got the dishes all done and put away. Working on the last load of laundry. C came home horny but didn't take him to long to be too tired. I wasn't counting on it as I knew what would happen...um, I wasn't upset as I had other things to do...am I strange? haha
Just heard the washer go off...means I have to get to work.
Hello to all the worldies...have a great...Wednesday/Thursday/Friday.
Love and hugs.
10-09-2012, 11:42 PM
Safe travels Annie. Have a good few days at the new office - hope you have great career discussions with the muckity mucks. We will miss you...
10-10-2012, 08:20 AM
http://www.anchoredbygrace.com/smileys/Suep.gif THE GOOD DOCTOR IS COMING TODAY.
LOTS TO DO BEFORE HE GETS HERE.
HOPE HE HAS TIME TO SEE JEN TOO.
WE HAD NO WARNING HE WAS COMING.
JUST A MESSAGE ON OUR MACHNINE. :faint:
HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE:moped:
CEEJAY....I AM VERHAPPY TO HEAR YOU DON'T HAVE PNEUMONIA.
AND ALSO HOPE THE SCAR TISSUE WON'T BE A BOTHER TO YOU. :hug:
GLAD YOU GOT THE SCAN THOUGH. SAFER THAT WAY.
ANNIE..... LV CAME IN THE DOOR AND SEX WENT OUT THE WINDOW:rofl: :rofl:
SAFE TRAVELS FRIEND AND ENJOY THE TIME OUT!!!
SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS FOR THE FUTURE OUT TO YOU:hug:
LAURA....GOOD LUCK AGAIN WITH THE SHOULDER.
I WILL THINK OF YOU WHILE THE DR HERE CHECKS MY BP!!
10-10-2012, 08:49 AM
Have a safe trip to LV. Wish I were going also. I know they will love you.
Hope the doctor has good news.
I'm ready for my 3 day week end. Even though it will be full of things to do. At least my house is clean and my lawn will be mowed today. Just have to do laundry.
10-10-2012, 10:24 AM
I have the rest of the week off! :carrot: Sold out most of the stuff in the store so we are closing for a few days. I am off until Monday :dance: My coworker is not so keen on this as it also means no work / no pay. But now I will have more time to spend with Mom. Today we are going to visit my cousins and maybe hit up the casino for a bit. Tomorrow the library and maybe the candy store as Mom is out of treats. Not sure what we are doing for the weekend quite yet. It's chilly - we are getting snow flurries as I type this. A day of sun, a day of clouds and that's how it goes. They are trying to finish the road construction before it gets too bad - we're hoping that they are going to pave the road to our house which will be so much nicer than gravel.
Every day when I leave for work, Mom goes "shopping" in my clothes closet. I come home and she is wearing my clothes. Sometimes it's really obvious but I have caught her wearing my t-shirts buttoned underneath a sweater (oh you weren't supposed to notice that :lol: ) Seeing as how I am 2 sizes bigger than her don't know why she likes this but maybe it gives her something to do during the day when she gets tired of reading. She says she likes my stuff because she likes roomy things and I have nicer stuff than her :rolleyes:
My back and legs were really hurting bad last night - bad enough to wake me from a sound sleep. But not bad enough to make me get out of bed and take a pain reliever. :shrug: I think it's part being on my feet so much and part the cold weather moving in.
Mel - I hope you get a good report from the doctor and that he has time to see Jen too. What's with the pop up visits???? I didn't realize it but you may be right about something going on at the site here that interferes with typing a post. I do seem to remember that happening before when you mentioned it...
Annie - have a good trip, I sincerely hope they have good things in store for you. I guess now you and C are an official couple if one thought about sex and it didn't happen because when you gave it more thought - you were both tired :rofl: Better get good rest when you are gone as he will probably be ready to chase you the minute you drive back home ;)
Ceejay - glad you don't have pneumonia after all. I can see all the stuff around you (like the cotton and the defoilation chemicals) being hard on the lungs. Not to mention the stuff you are around in the plant. I am due for one last scan on the histoplasmosis on my lung and not sure I'm going to do it - will probably cost me a thousand dollars with this crummy insurance coverage. :mad: What do you have scar tissue from?
Ellen - sorry to hear everyone is sick. Hope you can avoid it.
Laura - how was the movie? It seemed a bit over my head when I saw the trailers. Did the curry come out? Good idea to add some chicken to it. Do you eat it with rice? Maybe I will try that Famous Dave's wild rice soup knock off recipe I have since you have me in the mood for something warm and hearty. What a great idea on the not just ripe enough pear! I'm going to file that for future reference...
I guess I should go hop in the shower. Trying to think of something to take over to the cousin's. They don't like sweets and Mom can't eat salts which makes for a bit of a dilemma... Have a good one - talk to you later.
10-10-2012, 04:41 PM
Quick post to say...
Happy - I'm so glad you're off until Monday! Good for you!! Enjoy time with your mom. I hope you can figure out something to take to your cousin's. Have fun!
Annie - Wishing you safe travels and a successful trip to LV. Love ya, sis!
I worked a long day yesterday because we launched some new website functionality, and I'm quite tired today. i was going to go to a workshop tonight...but just too tired to get home after 9 (and drive at night when tired). So I'll go home and pack at least 2 or 3 boxes and then relax for the evening.
Sorry for the lack of personals...work has been crazy busy...and I haven't even turned on my computer at home in over a week.
Much love to all,
10-10-2012, 06:49 PM
Keeping in touch is the best thing for right now. You are a busy lady.
Too cute that your mom likes shopping in your closet. You'd better go for that last test. I didn't want to fish out the money for the cat scan but did. They said it would go toward my deductible. I now know that there isn't anything seriously wrong in there. It was worth it to me.
I'm ready for this day to be over with. 45 more minutes to go.
10-11-2012, 03:45 AM
Quick flyby for me. Last full day of work and I now have 5 projects on my plate plus helpdesk and plus helping out the indians. :running: flat out.
Going home tomorrow for the weekend. Can't wait. Really looking forward to it. I quite like my co-worker, but that might change at anytime. She can be a bit ditzy. However there are other party animals out there so she won't need to bother me too much in the future. I will go out for a drink occasionally but not every night and I certainly will not be coming home at 2.00am like she does once in a while.
Anyway, I am still alive and I might just get to personals over the weekend. See you then.
GOOD MORNING CHICKS
LOVELY SUNNY DAY OUTSIDE..
NICE AND BRIGHT AND SUCH A GREAT WAY TO BEGIN THE DAY:sunny:
OF COURSE THE ALARM MAN CAME AFTER 4PM A& WANTED TO SPEAK TO ME.
AND OF COURSE THE "HISTORY" HE READS SHOWED NO PROBLEMS.
I AGAIN TOLD HIM WHAT'S HAPPENING & HE AGAIN OFFERED TO ORDER THE NEW BATTERIES. SAYS THAT'S ALL HE CAN DO.
WE ALMOST GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT ABOUT HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS.
SO I TOOK HIM INTO ONE OF THE APARTMENTS WE USE AS AN OFFICE.
HE SAW THE SET UP AND APOLOGIZED.
I SAID CAN WE START THIS FRIENDSHIP ALL OVER AGAIN??
THEN WE BOTH LAUGHED.
OUR 2 BOSSES WERE PUSHING THIS "PROBLEM" ON US.
MY BOSS WANTS TO WAIT & SEE IF IT KEEPS HAPPENING:faint:
BATTERIES AREN'T CHEAP.
THE DR WAS A NO SHOW TOO. I SHOULD HAVE REALIZED IF THE OFFICE IS CLOSED THEN WHY IS HE COMING.
BUT I ASSUMED HE WAS BEHIND IN HIS SCHEDULE DUE TO THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS.
WONDER IF THEY MEANT TODAY. EITHER WAY I AM READY.
GOING TO CALL WHEN IT OP[ENS TO CHECK.
OFF TO BREAKFAST. HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:
SHAD.....SOUNDS LIKE A VERY BUSY JOB AND TONS ON YOUR PLATE.
2AM??? I CAN'T PULL THOSE HOURS ANYMORE EITHER. :cry:
HOPE SHE MAKES FRIENDS WITH SOME PARTY REBELS AND LEAVES YOU OUT OF THE LATE NIGHT STUFF:rofl:
SAFE TRAVELS HOME:hug:
CEEJAY....IT'S GREAT TO KNOW THERE ISN'T ANYTHING WRONG IN THERE.
SO GLAD YOU GOT THAT GOOD NEWS. :hug:
HOPE THOSE 45 MINUTES FLEW BY YESTERDAY!!
HAVE A GREAT 3 DAY WEEKEND. WHEN DOES IT BEGIN???:beach:
MICHELLE....SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS FOR A SMILE.
SORRY WORK IS SO BUSY RIGHT NOW. GOOD JOB PACKING.
HAPPY....AWHILE BACK YOU TOLD ME YOUR POSTS WERE MISSING LETTERS DUE TO AN AD. THEN IT BEGAN HAPPENING TO ME ALSO. IT WAS GONE FOR SOME TIME AND NOW IT'S BACK....BUT NOT EVERY DAY SO IT MUST BE A "CERTAIN" AD OR I DON'T KNOW WHAT?!?!?!
ANYWAY....MOM MADE ME LAUGH WITH THE CLOTHES.
MYSELF AND THE SENIORS LIKE ROOMY THIONGS BECAUSE THERE IS NO "RESISTANCE" WHEN YOU WANT TO MOVE YOUR ARMS AROUND. AND ROOMY TOPS FEEL GOOD ON YOUR SKIN TOO AS IT AGES AND GETS SENSITIVE....."THIN SKIN".
IT COULD BE WHY SHE IS RAIDING YOUR CLOSET AND SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHY HERSELF!
I AM GLAD YOU HAVE THE TIME OFF AND CAN SPEND IT WITH MOM BEFORE IT'S TIME FOR HER TO GO HOME.
WHEN SHE LEAVES...IS SHE GOING TO HER OWN HOME?? GIVE HER A HUG FROM ME:hug:
10-11-2012, 08:47 AM
Good morning ladies,
Routine doctor visit for me this morning. There is construction going on the road outside my house and I hear trucks already so no time to post as I'd better get out of the house earlier than I planned in case I get stuck in construction traffic.
Will be back later. Happy Thursday...
10-11-2012, 08:54 AM
Good morning ladies -
Work is still busy, and that's a very good thing!! I only got two boxes packed last night, but it's better than nothing. Tonight, I'll try for 3 or 4.
Mel and Happy - Good luck with the medical appts.
10-11-2012, 10:41 AM
It is raining here which would be a good time to sleep--maybe this afternoon. I fell asleep on the couch last night and woke up around 2 a.m. then crawled into bed. For some reason I was sleepy all day.
I'm going to finish the laundry and that is it for today.
I hope that the doctor has time for you today.
Hope the construction dose not hinder the ride into town.
Two boxes is good enough. You'll have the week end to accomplish some more packing.
10-11-2012, 11:51 AM
Morning all. Back to work today.
Mel - Hope the dr's visit happens today and that he has time to see Jen as well. Nothing like surprise doc visits!! :lol: Good you mended fences with the alarm guy, and I hope you two can get to the bottom of the problems with the alarms if it isn’t the batteries. Mel you have a good point about the roomy clothes – I’ve worn a close-fitting jacket a few times the past few weeks and it’s painful on the bum shoulder to get into it, so now I can appreciate the preference for roomy/stretchy clothes!!!
Ceejay - Great news that you don't have pneumonia!! What a relief that must be to you!! But now you’ll forever more have to explain the scar tissue that shows up on your x-rays, like Annie does?? Re the dogwalks by the creek – it is a nice place to walk – lots of trees and grass so doggy loves it. I like to pretend we’re out in the middle of nowhere, but it’s only a couple blocks from home so there’s still the traffic sounds and we’re within sight of the surrounding residential streets – the peace is limited, lol. Enjoy your weekend!!
Annie – Too bad you didn’t get to the movie. Our group makes large orders of discounted movie tickets from the AMC chain and they are $6, and we split the shipping cost, which is practically nothing once you spread it across 100 tickets (there are probably a dozen people who order the tickets together). These tickets restrict you from seeing new releases – have to wait until it’s been out 10 days, but that usually doesn’t bug me. I wouldn't go very often at all if I had to pay $10+!! Hope the spat with the co-worker got resolved, and that your time in Louisville with your new boss is productive and comes out well for you.
Shad – Granny Crime, LOL. Funny what catches your eye now, huh? Now you sound like you’re on your usually assignment – busy, busy, busy. Enjoy your weekend at home.
Happy – Sorry your insurance is such an expensive PITA! When you’re considering skipping a test that would hopefully put your mind at ease about the lung thing, that is not a good thing. Yay you have the rest of the week off to spend with your mother! I hope you have fun getting out and about with her. So cute she raids your closet. :D Heck, at this point in her life, why not wear baggy comfy clothes?? I didn’t think the curry cooked long enough, and while I was at the movie, bf turned off the cooker and never added the coconut milk until much later after I dished some up for myself and finally realized it was missing. I ended up putting my serving back in the cooker uneaten. Last night we had leftovers, so tonight we’ll put the cooker back on for a couple hours and see how it comes out. Re the pear – I got the idea from when our family used to do the same with apples, except I didn’t have any cool whip to dollop on top. And that doesn’t seem to appeal to me anymore anyway.
Ellen – Sure hope you haven’t caught whatever the kids pick up at school. Must be a major victory when you don’t because it would seem the deck is stacked against you with 3 kids being exposed to it all and bringing it home.
Michelle – Hope work calms down a bit, but it’s good you’re busy and have minimum time to dwell on the packing/moving, etc.
The movie “Looper” was good. I’m not a big sci-fi/time travel geek and I was still able to follow it – the movie was good with the explanations. If you like that kind of thing, you’ll like this. Apparently Joseph Gordon Leavitt spent hours each day being made up to look more like Bruce Willis, who plays his older self in the movie. I don’t see why that was necessary, but he did look more handsome and mature than he usually does – they gave him lighter colored eyes and they looked good on him, LOL.
The doc appoint yesterday morning was fine. The doc took x-rays, and nothing showed up, as expected. He is a very no-nonsense, down to earth guy who just thinks I need to work on my range of motion. Said my situation isn’t bad like it could be for an older or diabetic person (for some reason, diabetics have more trouble with this type of injury). My shoulder isn’t “frozen”, so no outside PT other than bf helping me work the shoulder. I’d been avoiding doing too much with it because of the pain and worrying about making things worse, but there is nothing to make worse, just some remaining inflammation that he advised I can just take aleve or advil for. No rx, how refreshing. Also as expected, the elbow is tendonitis aka “tennis elbow” and all I can do about that is rest it. So no gripping/lifting type moves. I jokingly mentioned lifting my heavy purse and he said it’s a good time to clean it out, lol.
The rest of yesterday was lunch at an Asian buffet that also has a grill that will cook up a plate of the ingredients you choose. It was fine. After that was shopping with bf, the library, and a dog walk. We watched the dvd movie “Take Shelter”, and it was pretty good and had a great cast, but the ending wasn’t all that satisfactory to us.
Tonight I might go to a circuit class. Have to modify the weight moves for the elbow & shoulder...
Okay, back to catching up on the e-mails that piled up while I was gone. Bleh.
10-11-2012, 03:24 PM
Hey chicklets...made if back from Louisville....a successful trip. I think this is all a good thing...will probably be promoted to Sales Coordinator, but no more pay as my last position I was making more than a beginner SC. Oh well....more respect?? OMG the traffic coming back home was horrible. I ended up exiting I65, three exits early and taking country roads the rest of the way. Sassy was so excited to see me...wagged her tail off and kissed me relentlessly. lol
LAURA....if we can make it to the movie before noon on Saturday or Sunday it only costs 5 bucks a piece. That is what we do and if we cannot make it before noon, we do not go. I may be going by myself this Saturday unless I decide to see the new James Bond movie.
CHELLE...better packing 2 boxes rather than none....you will get there....just be patient with YOURSELF!! hugs!
MELLIE...do you think the repairmen just do the minimum to try to resolve the problems to get out of the job...i.e. batteries?? Really? Do the max to get the problem resolved. That way they do not have to come back....People are stupid!
CEEG...enjoy your 3 days off....make it about yourself...not about others...
HAPPY...what a break to spend time with momma. You will be glad later on in life. Trust me!!
SHADDIE...time to go home and get some rest...do NOT plan a bunch of project for home...just relax for next week.
Sassy was so happy to see me....love all over me. ha ha...maybe C will be the same! I don't know...kind of tired as I did not sleep to well in the hotel. Off to figure out dinner...
Have a great night/ morning...
Loves and hugs
10-12-2012, 07:42 AM
GOOD MORNING CHICKS.
I WOKE UP LATE AND AM ALREADY BEHIND.
I HAVE A FLU SHOT THIS MORNING AND LUNCH WITH THE INDIAN FRIEND.
WELL NOT LUNCH, I DON'T EAT THERE BUT HE DOES.
HE IS COMING RIGHT AFTER THE SHOT AROUND 10AM.
WE'LL CHAT AND THEN HE EATS WITH OTHER FRIENDS IN THE BLDG.
HE'LL BE LEAVING FOR INDIA VERY SOON SO THIS IS HIS LAST VISIT.
BE BACK LATER OR MANANA. KEEP WELL:hug:
10-12-2012, 08:47 AM
Not much has happened since yesterday. Will be going to Jonesboro later today to spend the night with bff.
Can't wait till next week end. Will be going to visit sis in Springfield/Branson area.
Didn't realize it but yesterday was 10-11-12.
I can now wear my size 16's. :dance:
Enjoy the visit with the Indian friend.
10-12-2012, 11:02 AM
Morning all. TGIF!! :carrot:
Ceejay - Enjoy your weekend and your time with your friend. It'll be nice to see your sister & other family next weekend! :) Congrats on fitting into the 16's! :carrot:
Mel - Enjoy the visit with your Indian friend. Hope you don't have any negative reactions to the flu shot!!
Annie - Glad the trip to LV went well. More respect is always good!! Awww, Sassy missed you and you missed her. So cute. The $5 movies are such a good deal - did that only once though. You probably don't have to deal with crowds either. I'm so accustomed to going on Tuesday nights when it's not crowded that I just don't like the idea of going on a Friday or Saturday night AT ALL. I know bf and I will want to see that new James Bond movie together in November. Maybe a matinee...
Hellos to the rest of the gang!! :wave:
Went to a circuit class last night. It was good. My shoulder is doing well. When I got home from the class, I asked bf to help me with my rotator cuff range of motion exercise and he was all nervous about it at first, lol, but now he understands why it's more effective than doing the moves myself.
My contact lenses need to be picked up at Costco, and I have a dentist appointment tomorrow morning. Other than that, I have no plans for this weekend (yay). It's a bye week for da Bears, so boo on that. The weather tomorrow is supposed to be sucky, so I suppose I'll hang out around the house. Plenty to do there anyway. Michelle is going through a move and so is our dept admin and all that talk of packing just makes me want to purge all the excess in the office and basement and closets...
Everyone have a great weekend!
10-12-2012, 11:15 AM
I hear you on wanting to purge all this extra stuff, especially what I have. I've been switching closets and it seems that I've purchased more summer clothes than I should have. Some I need to purge the worn out clothes any way.
10-12-2012, 12:30 PM
Good morning ladies,
Got a good report from the doctor - I even lost some weight :yay: Got my flu shot - now my arm is a bit sore. We talked about the high costs of insurance and my high deductible. She said I could skip the last CT scan of my lung if I desired, since I have had 3 good scans and I have no lung issues whatsoever. That's good as the test alone is $1200. We also skipped some blood tests since everything is good for now - will recheck in 6 months. Gives me time to work on the cholesterol. I will get my mamogram at the end of the month. She said they are cutting back on pap smears - a waste of a test if you have no cancer history, have had the same partner forever (like me) and have never had a questionable pap in the past. Also they are saying you don't really need them past age 65 unless you have some risk behaviors. She laughed when I said my Mom soon to be 86, who had a complete hysterectomy 40 years ago and who claims she has grown back her virginity 7 times over is worried that she hasn't got a pap test in 18 months :rofl: I assured Mom she no longer needs to worry about this but can still get a boob squish to make up for it ;)
Did alot of errands after the doctor's visit including some big time grocery shopping. Today will be a day to cook - soups, stroganoff and steak and peppers. I will even have an opportunity to take my Mom to church tomorrow since I won't be working.
Ceejay - congrats on fitting into the size 16's ! :yay: What a great feeling. Probably a good time to trim the closets.
Laura - that's good that BF helped you with your exercises. Didn't realize that some things it's better if you have help with but that makes sense. Now I remember what the Looper movie was - looked like it would be interesting. Been a long time since I've seen a Bruce Willis movie - is he still a good actor? What does coconut milk do to a recipe - flavor it?
Mel - have a good visit with your friend - shame you can't share lunch but the conversation and companionship is what's important. Glad you are getting a flu shot - my Mom reminded me (18 times) to make sure the doctor gave me one. Since we (you and I) come in contact with lots of sneezy people, probably a good idea to get one. To answer your question, we will take Mom back home to her own house. We'll see what happens. She admits she is spoiled with us doing the cooking and waiting on her. And it will be lonely being by herself but she does not want to stay at our place longer so it's her decision...
Annie - welcome back home. I'm sure Sassy missed you as much as C did - probably more since C understands what 2 days mean and Sassy was not sure if you'd ever come back :lol: Good news at work - congrats on the promotion. If not a raise now, hopefully a better one at review time if you jumped a job grade. I hear you on the movie prices - I'm for the matinees too. Actually I don't know how the movie show in town stays in business. They have 4 or 5 screens and it's never busy enough to fill all of them. I'm sure alot of people take advantage of the cheaper matinee prices too. But then there's the kids who date and go at night.
Shad - enjoy your few days at home.
DH talked to the guy dropping gravel on the road and he said they are going to pave our street this coming week. That will be a good thing - especially with winter just around the corner. Also just got a phone call - I have to work Sunday instead of just going back on Monday. There goes my plans for a Bloody Mary or two on Sunday :rofl: At least I've had a few days off which is good.
Better get off the computer and start cooking - several of my dishes will take a long time to cook and who wants to eat at 9pm? :no: Have a good weekend all.
10-12-2012, 01:31 PM
Taking a quick break at work so I can say "hi" to y'all.
I have a counseling appointment after work, which has helped me get some perspective on the situation and focus on the positive aspects. After that, it's more packing...I only got 1 medium box packed last night. So tonight, I hope to get at least 2 or 3 done. Then tomorrow, I'll be doing 6-8 hours of packing, and I'm renting a van to take boxes to my storage unit because the house is being crowded with so many packed boxes.
Saturday night, my friend and I are going out to dinner and to a haunted house. Then Sunday it's more packing, taking stuff to storage, and returning the van; followed by the Packer game on TV in the evening.
So dang much to do! It's kind of overwhelming...but at least the ex won't toss my stuff on the curb if I don't get it all out by Nov. 3rd.
10-12-2012, 02:24 PM
Michelle - since the new apt is a temporary place, as you are going through things might behoove you to look at them and take only what you want, need and are willing to move to CA once that happens. I know what it's like to live in a house full of boxes. It's double the work to pack them, then go through them again when you move to decide if you really want the stuff. Also costs money to store it and move it again. Might be a good time to keep what you need for current living and cold weather, and let go of some of the other stuff. Your job sounds incredibly busy - will you really have the time and energy to keep dealing with this? And believe me, I am going through the same thing myself. Was debating about a yard sale, never got around to doing that when it most made sense and now I'm about to just haul it off to The Salvation Army or something just to get it out of the house and garage. I really wish I had not wasted so much money on shopping for things I didn't really need. :(
On another note, it's great that you are getting some counseling help to keep a good perpective on things. That's really important and you are maintaining a much better attitude than I would have. :rollpin: :rollpin:
10-12-2012, 03:06 PM
Happy - Believe me, I am definitely only taking things I want to take to CA. I will be keeping the stuff I won't want or need to unpack in storage (in boxes labeled "C" for California). And I wish I didn't have to get a storage space, but the current house is NOT big enough to "stage" all the packed boxes for 3 weeks and I don't want to have a bunch of unpacked boxes in my new place, and I don't have a lot of storage space in the basement there. I know what you mean about spending money on stuff you didn't really need. I've got a room full of craft supplies that will be going to Goodwill or Salvation Army. I've got a lot of stuff that was my mom's or my dad's that I'm keeping/moving and other than that, I'm taking roughly 20-25% of the rest. Just the stuff I really want/need. As for my attitude...the counseling is helping, as it talking/processing it all with friends and family. The situation sucks, but I can either stay mad as h*ll about it or move forward and try and make it better for me. :) Believe me, I don't have a good attitude 100% of the time. And even though you all told me from the beginning that I will get through this...I'm now, finally, beginning to believe it. :)
10-12-2012, 10:07 PM
Beautiful day here and you ought to see how my vege patch has grown in the past couple of weeks. The grape tomatoes are looking great even if they seem to have taken over the garden, the beans are ready and the lettuces are being eaten by snails. Yuk. I will have to see if I have any snail bait around. Other than that the house is looking pretty good. And something out there smells delicious. I think it might be that thing that starts with H and smells like either vanilla or cherry pie depending on which variety you have. I can never remember the name of the thing. Although it will probably come to me in the middle of the night.
Michelle - it is nice to hear you sounding a little better over this time in you life. You are doing good sister.
Happy - hope you are enjoying the time off with Mum. Sad she still hasn't seen the wisdom of living with 'the kids' but maybe it might be that she still needs to feel independent and capable of some things. Shame she can't have a little house in an area where there is caring and sharing and folks her own age. Where she lives now, doesn't sound ideal. But it is a hard pull to upstakes and move from everything that is 'life as it was!'.
Annie - seems like you had an interesting trip to Louisville. Hope it all pans out for you. You deserve some good luck at work. Nice that the dog missed you. They are such devoted companions.
Laura - sounds like you might be busy picking up things and going to see the dentist. Hope all goes well there. Gets a bit expensive if it doesn't.
Ceejay - nice that you don't have pneumonia. Happy travels to Jonesboro and congrats on the downsizing in clothes.
Happy - meant to say well done on the weight loss. Good stuff.
Mel - Hope you had a good visit with thie Indian bloke. Had a good trip home, no one sat beside me. Love it, love it, love it. I can raise the armrest and put my feet up. However they had it so cold in there yesterday I had to ask for a blanket. They gave me a pillow as well. Nice.
So the lady over the road from my house was out this morning when I surfaced and I went off to do some shopping. My phone rang about halfway through and she wanted to know if I had taken the car. Lovely lady. I took her over a bunch of beans from the garden and had a chat. She's such a nice person even if I can't always understand what she says.
I bought some cotton/ linen blend pants today and another tee shirt to take to Darwin with me on Monday. The poly pants I have are like living in a plastic bag in that heat. I couldn't find much but will try some more in Darwin during the coming weeks.
I also lost a filling out of my tooth which is to come out for the implant. That means I will have to organise something to have the implant done sooner rather than later. I'll ring the implant man next week to see what we can sort out.
I think it might be lunch time, then time for a little footy on the telly before I go out and sort out the weeds AGAIN. Luckily I don't have to do too much housework. A quick dust and sweep will be all that is needed. Yeaaaaaa, the sort of housework I like.
IT FEELS LIKE ONE OF THOSE SPOOKY OCTOBER DAYS OUTSIDED. THE WEATHER JUST CANNOT MAKE UP IT'S MIND EITHER. I AM JUST TOO SLEEPY TO CARE. I THOUGHT FRIDAY WOULD NEVER END AND THEN NEXT THING I KNEW IT WAS ALMOST 11PM.
GOT THE FLU SHOT. JEN DIDN'T. SHE WAS STILL TOO CONGESTED WHEN THEY ARRIVED.
MY FRIEND FROM INDIA SAID GOODBYE AND MAYBE WE WILL SEE HIM NEXT YEAR. NOT SURE. IT WAS A NICE VISIT. BUT SAD.
WORK IN THE OFFICE WAS A DISASTER. NO ONE WAS FOCUSING .
I FINALKLY SAID SCREW IT AFTER I GOT MY SHOT AROUND 2:30 AND LEFT.
I WAS JUST WASTING MY TIME DOWN THERE.
FINISHED UP WITH THE MAINT MAN FOR THE WEEKEND ABOUT 4 AND CLOSED MY DOOR!
TIME FOR SOME BREAKFAST.....WISHING I HAD A CHEF RIGHT ABOUT NOW:hun:
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE:encore:
HAPPY....I HOPE YOU GET YOUR PAVED ROAD.
HOW DID THE DR VISIT GO??.....OH I SEE IT ALL WENT OK.
THANK GOD FOR GOOD NEWS AND LESS EXPENSIVE TESTS!! YIPPEE!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON POUNDS LOST AND YOUR LUNGS BEING CLEAR FOR SO LONG. THAT ALONE MUST BE A RELIEF:hug:
GOOD JOB MISS HAPPY!!:dancer:
HOPING THAT MOM WILL DO WELL AT HOME.
INDEPENDANCE IS SO IMPORTANT IF IT CAN BE MAINTAINED.
I CAN SEE HOW SHE CAN GET LONELY THOUGH.
AT LEAST HEWRE THERE ARE ALL THE WALKING PITAS TO TALK TO!!!:rofl:
MICHELLE....THANKS BUT THE DR WAS A NO SHOW:lol3:
STAY STRONG MY FRIEND :hug: i am glad to hear you're still getting counciled. i made a big mistake not doing that so good for you!!!
HAVE A GREAT TIME AT THE HAUNTED HOUSE!!
THE EX WOULDN'T DARE KICK YOUR POSSESSIONS TO THE CURB. YOUR FRASSING SISTERS WOULD BE ALL OVER HIS AZZ LIKE A DIAPER RASH!!:devil:
CEEJAY...I SEE YOU ARE SLEEPING THE DOWN TIME!!:cloud9:
BET YOUR BODY IS ENJOYING CATCHING UP ON THOSE Z'S!!!
RAINY DAYS ARE GOOD FOR NAPS AND LAUNDRY.
THE TIME IS FLYING BY AND SOON YOU WILL BE OFF TO SEE SIS!!
HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD NIGHT WITH THE BFF.
LAURA..... I AM GLAD TO HEAR THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE ARM.
BUT I HOPE IIT WILL COINTINUE TO HEAL!!!! IS THIS YOUR DOMINATE ARM?? ARE YOU LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED?
INFLAMMATIONS TRAVEL. THEY CAN BEGIN BY TYPING ON A COMPUTER, USING THE MOUSE, EXERCISING AND THEN DOING ALL THE HOUSEHOLD CHORES AND WALKING THE DOG....EVERYTHING KEEPS THE INFLAMMATION GOING AND SPREADING. JUST A THOUGHT. A DR ONCE TOLD ME ALL THIS AND WHEN I WENT HOME I REALIZED WHY MINE NEVER GOES AWAY!!:rofl:
HE SAID WHEN YOU GET ONE AND KEEP FANNING THE "FLAMES"....THE "FIRE" TAKES A LONG TIME TO DIE DOWN.
SENDING YOU A HUG:hug:
HOPE THE EXERCISE & BF ARE JUST THE TICKET.:crossed:
ANNIE. :welcome: BACK!!!! SO GLAD TO HEAR IT WAS A SUCCESS!!
OUR ANNIE WILL BE THE BOSS ONE DAY:cheers:
HAD A LAUGH ABOUT SASSY MISSING YOU.
I BET CURTIS WAS WAGGIN HIS TAIL WELCOMING YOU HOME TOO!
AND YES....THEIS ALARM MAN JUST WANTED TO GO HOME. BOTH TIMES HE WAS OUT LAST CALL.:faint:
SHAD...GLAD THE NEIGHBOR LADY IS ON HER TOES!!
MUST HAVE BEEN A CHILLY BUT COMFORTABLE FLIGHT HOME!!:brr:
HOPE THE IOMPLANT DR CAN GET SOMETHING GOING WITH YOUR SCHEDULE.
WILL THIS JOB BE LIKE THIS? WEEKENDS OFF?
HOPE YOU GET RESTED UP WITH THE FOOTY ON TV!!
SNACKS AND A TV.....GOTTA LOVE IT:dance:
10-13-2012, 11:30 AM
Good morning ladies,
Kinda cold and gloomy out there. The shop owners came back early so I will be working tomorrow and Monday after all :(
Today I will be making some chicken soup - regular and wild rice as well as a pork roast. Made steak and peppers (for DH) and beef stroganoff for Mom and I so we should be set with food for a few days into the week. I would make a loaf of bread but we seem to have an abundance of the store bought kind.
Mom's got my Winnie the Poo t-shirt on. She looks cute :lol: Most everything she's wearing is mine now. Or was mine once upon a time ;)
Going to church today, a bit of cooking, some housework and I need to get to my book because it's due soon.
Not much else going on. Mom's calling me, better go see what she wants. Enjoy your weekend folks.
10-13-2012, 02:22 PM
Back from Jonesboro. Had a good visit. But I found out that she has decided to go to Utah. She has everything packed and ready to leave next week. She says she's coming back in about a year. We shall see.
More later. It's to beautiful outside to be sitting at the computer.
10-13-2012, 07:10 PM
Another lovely day here. I've been out and weeded the garden and tied up the rampant tomatoes. Lots of grape tomato trusses on them. Not much on the normal size, but there are flowers there so some will eventually come no doubt. The rose garden is doing well. I have gerbera, and the heliotrope (see I knew I would remember it eventually) and hippeastrum out. The roses are budding up and I must remember to tell DS2 that the big red rose (Mr Lincoln to you and me) will be in full bloom in a couple of days and he should come around and pick them and pretend it is Valentines day.
We must all be on a roll at the moment. Happy, Ceejay, Michelle have all said they have lost weight. Well me too. I seem to have shed a couple of kilos since I have been away. Yeehaa.
Been doing some cooking yesterday, made a casserole so I can divide it up and freeze it. I am also going to make some bolognaise and some meatballs in sauce. Then when I come home for a weekend, I will have something in the freezer that I can just heat along with some rice or pasta. There is no point in have veges and things in the fridge that will spoil - and anyway I can grab some out of the garden if I need them. Lots to do today
Mel - Glad you got to see the Indian bloke. It may or may not be the last time but you at least said goodbye if it is.
We get all weekends off in this contract, however they won't pay for airfares back every week which is fair enough and so I am working the equivalent of a 9 day fortnight with travel Friday afternoon and Monday mornings. It's okay. I may well go visit the DS1 and Sophia on on some of the weekends. I guess I could take two days down there. In the meantime I need to get this tooth sorted so won't make any arrangements as yet.
Happy - hope the walls don't fall in when you go to church. That wouldn't be amusing. Is mum taking your stuff home with her??
Ceejay - unfortunately we need to let our friends make their own mistakes. Especially if they don't want to listen to sound advice. You will miss visiting her I am sure.
So best go get on with the rest of the list which is not getting any smaller. Dang it. Then pack some bits and pieces and get emotionally prepared for Darwin tomorrow.
10-13-2012, 11:31 PM
Probably should post now - work day tomorrow and Monday so I might not have time to get on. Had an interesting night. Mom and I did go to church - no, it did not fall down. Not even a rumble. Mom is in the midst of switching antiarrythmia drugs. She finished one prescription and was told to wait 3 days before starting the new medication. During those 3 days her once low blood pressure has risen from 97 to as high as 154 on the systolic and almost 100 on the diastolic. Called the cardiologist at 1:30 to check with them, 7 hours later - no return phone call. Her pressure was elevated but not scary emergency room high. Called the doctor's service again, finally got a call back. As suspected, not anything to worry about at this point but start the new medication and monitor the pressure. Then DH was taking his pressure and while low, his heart beat / pulse was 130. This after sitting in a chair and doing nothing strenuous. He is fed up with doctors - they put him on an antiarrythimia drug to minimize the palpatations and instead it has just made them worse. Very frustrating as he is not getting much help from the doctors. He refused to call them, just sent an email to the clinic. 20 minutes later his heart beat is back to 72 bpm.
Shad - I was thinking heliotrope but that is pretty much the only flower of yours I can remember besides roses and orchids. I did see that in Chicago at the arboretum but did not realize it smelled like cherry or vanilla. Glad that the veggie garden is doing well. Is DS minding the garden while you are away? Sorry to hear the tooth will not wait until the implant is ready - hope you don't have to throw away good money for a temporary fix. As to your question about Mum - she might take a sweater or two home with her if she likes it that much, otherwise she stockpiles her closet here so that when she comes to visit again, she knows she has pajamas and pants and tops and robes and other such things that she doesn't have to bring. Told her that basically she just needs to bring her undies and I can pretty much supply the rest. Did take a bit of hunting to find the box of smaller sizes but she likes her stuff roomy and we worked it out. We'll see what she wants to sneak home with her and discuss it later tho I think there's nothing I have said no to even tho I really liked some of the t-shirts I let go of. As for packing for Darwin, don't you have some lightweight knits in your travelling wardrobe or is it too warm for them? Guess you need some cotton t-shirts and capris for the tropics.
Ceejay - glad you had a good visit. Did you enjoy the weather outside? It looked like it was a nice day - what I wouldn't give for a few days of those temperatures.
Mel - come on over, I'm cooking for Mom, no trouble to set an extra plate. Roast turkey or beef stroganoff. Pork roast tomorrow, chicken noodle soup the day after. Did the gloom go away or did the sun come out? Was that your Indian friend - Bala??? that came to visit? Is he an auditor or was it strictly a social visit?
Michelle - I was telling Mom that I admire your tenacity to stay positive about this whole situation. Anger will serve no purpose other than to put a strain on your already stressed out psyche. When are you thinking of heading back to CA? Do you need one more WI winter under your belt to remind you of what you won't be missing :lol: It is a shame that you have so much craft stuff to give away. Local schools might take them too as their art budgets are pretty much non existant. My friend's DMIL passed on and she had a whole attic full of craft stuff, they donated it to a school who was delighted to get it. She didn't even sort the boxes - said take it or leave it, can't guarantee that colored pens still worked but they were happy for the materials. Just a thought... I don't envy you the task ahead. :hug:
It's 10:30pm. Guess I'd better get off the computer and get ready for bed. I can't say I'm excited about going to work tomorrow. Mom said she will miss me :(
Hellos to the rest of the chicks, will check in tomorrow night.
SO DARK OUTSIDE I WANTED TO CRAWL BACK UNDER THE QUILT.
DID SOME COOKING FOR THE WEEK LAST NIGHT.
2 CHICKEN BREASTS AND A TINY SIRLOIN ROAST.
TRYING TO WATCH MY WEIGHT CAUSE IT'S BEEN CREEPING UP AGAIN.
DOES THIS WEIGHTLOSS CRAP NEVDER END??? :tantrum:
WITH MY LUCK, I'LL BE AT GOAL WHEN I'M IN MY COFFIN:bat:
WITH THE SHOT AND NOW FEELING SO ACHY & "HEAVY",
THERE'S NOTHING NEW HERE. JUST TV & COOKING.
HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:
HAPPY...WOW!! YOU HAVE A GREAT MEMORY! BUT NO IT WASN'T BALA.
BALA QUIT THE ACCOUNTANT OFFICE WE HAD AND STRUCK OUT ON HIS OWN WITH A COUSIN IN CALIFORNIA. BUT GOOD MEMORY!!!
IT WAS ARUN....THE GENT THAT LOST HIS WIFE A FEW YEARS AGO THAT WE ALL MET WHEN THE SUB-STATION LIBRARY WAS HERE DUE TO RENNOVATIONS ON THE OLD ONE QUITE A FEW YEARS AGO.
YOUR DINNERS SOUNDED DELISH AND TOO BAD WE'RE SO FAR AWAY!! :rofl:
SO WAS MOM IN THE KITCHEN COOKING WITH WINNIE THE POOH??
GLAD TO HEAR THE ROAD IS COMING AND JUST IN TIME!!!
SORRY TO HEAR YOU HAVE TO WORK THOUGH. YOU'LL BE POPPING AWAY FILLING THOSE BAGS!!!:hug:
SHAD....THAT'S NOT A BAD DEAL WITH THE JOB.
I THINK YOU CAN TAKE 2 DAYS DOWN WITH THE BABE:bb:
JUST REMEMBER IT'S SOPHIA YOU ARE GOING TO SEE....AND DS1 OF COURSE:rofl:
HOPE THE TOOTH HOLDS OUT TILL THE DENTIST CAN FIT YOU IN ON THIS SCHEDULE. GEEZ:hug:
CEEJAY....OMG! SHE IS GOING ANYWAY???
I AM IN SHOCK. I BET YOU WERE SURPRISED TOO WHEN YOU GOT THERE.
I CANNOT BELIEVE SHE IS PACKED AND READY TO GO.
I HOPE SHE'S NOT SORRY LATER ON AND LOST HER PLACE TO LIVE. YIKES!!
WE HAD A NICE DAY HERE TOO...HOPE YOU GOT BACK OUTSIDE. :sunny:
10-14-2012, 10:27 AM
Last night I saw that the tub was not draining properly when I was taking my shower and woops it was coming back up under the commode. What a mess!!!!!! I heard the sewer line gurgling this morning when I brushed my teeth. I get to call the land lord in the morning. Just talked to my neighbor and she said nothing was wrong with hers.
I had to drive in rain on the way to work this morning.
Yes, I was surprised when I got to her apartment Friday and saw all those boxes. I can understand her situation and I told if it did not work out for her to come back. She has severe back problems. Multiple back surgeries and the surgeon forgot a pinched nerve. She's going to check out the doctor's out there and hoping she can find a doctor that can help her. And, I suppose it's true that this weigh loss journey will be on going for the rest of our lives. I've decided to eat healthy and lighter. Seems to be working. Hope the flu shot does not get you down.
I saw the cute video on FB with you and your mom. Sorry your mom is not doing well right now. But so thankful she was with some one.
Congrats on your weight loss also.
Are you swamped again?
10-14-2012, 12:35 PM
Ceejay - I hope your friend's move goes well and she can find help for her back problems - though I'm not sure why Utah is the solution - or is that where the other friend is located? Hope your drain problem gets sorted.
Mel - Oh what a cute photo you posted today!! :) Hope you get to see your Indian friend again next year. Sorry it's dark by you - we've got day # 2 of gloominess here as well. Boo. Good for you for cooking. My curried veg stew w/ chicken is just so-so. I'll have to play with the seasonings a bit and hope to salvage it. And I'm going to make some rice to have with it. But the recipe is not a keeper. :( Yeh, I think I worry more about the elbow tendonitis than the shoulder because it'll probably be chronic because who can give up the movements that cause it every time there's pain? I'm a lefty and the problem is with the right, but still, I use both quite a bit - that's how I messed up the shoulder and elbow this last time anyway!
Happy - Sorry you have to work today/tomorrow. Maybe your mom can drop in on the shop for a visit. What a pain trying to get the right drugs and dosages for your mom and your hubby! I hope it happens soon - high bp and palpitations, etc must be scary for all of you. Another Worldlie cooking - sounds yummy. Now I want to make something! Oh, I always thought the coconut milk would give a sweet, rich flavor, but not so in my disappointing veg curry. Boo. Bf is standing in for what I imagine a PT would do, though I've had pt in the past for the rotator cuff and it was more like he led me through exercises, didn't physically help with them. Bruce Willis was fine in Looper. Whenever he doesn't have that smirk on his face, he's fine, lol. Congrats on the good doctor appt results and the weight loss!! Nice that the doc doesn't feel the expensive lung test is necessary. I'm sure you and your wallet are relieved!
Shad - Glad you found something cooler to wear in Darwin, and hope you find more. Way to uncomfortable to wear the fabrics that don't "breathe", yet sometimes it seems like that's all that's being sold because it's cheaper to produce. I'm sure you'll be able to bear two days to see Sophia and DS - it'll be nice to see how she's changed since you last saw her! :) Sounds like your garden is going gangbusters - hope between you and DS you get to enjoy it. And yet another Worldlie doing some weekend cooking! Something to look forward to on those future weekends at home.
Michelle - I'm glad your counseling sessions are helping and that you're gettiing through this, difficult as it it. How was the haunted house??
Hellos to Annie & Ellen! Patty, safe travels to you and look forward to getting together tomorrow.
My dentist appointment was fine. Full mouth x-rays were taken since it had been about 5+ years. Doc says the bone beneath the gumline is looking good, and he seems surprised I haven't ground through my nightguard yet - it's got to be going on 8-10 years in age.
Didn't do all that much yesterday. After the dentist I stopped at the Talbot's outlet store on the way home. Everything was 80% off the lowest marked price, and nothing was more than $17.99. However...I only came away with a 3/4 sleeve t-shirt for $5 and a nice pair of wool slacks for $15. Yes, I already have three pairs of black dress slacks, but at least one pair is overdue for retirement and one other isn't holding up very well. So this find was timely. Too bad I couldn't find any jeans, really need a couple new pairs. A lot of the other items were just not my style, but I will probably regret not considering some of the "special occasion" clothes if we end up doing something fancy for NYE...
Other than that - watched some cooking and personal finance shows on tv and did some reading and did a couple loads of laundry. It rained on and off all day yesterday. Stopped by the library for a dvd and had forgotten it was the day of the village's octoberfest. What a shame this crummy weather probably wrecked attendance. The dog walk was sprinkly and that was after waiting a few minutes for a heavy shower that hit right as we left the house (the first time, lol). As I type, it is raining again. Hope it's stopped by the time dog walk time rolls around again!
Well, I think I want to cook something today - maybe a nice bolognese sauce like Shad made. Guess I'll look up a recipe in one of my America's Tesk Kitchen cookbooks and head out to shop for the ingredients.
That's about it for now. Cheers!
10-14-2012, 04:16 PM
LAdies, I am feeling like such a schlub. I feel like i havn't gotten anything done and I still havn't posted here. Trying to just get thru my day today, too rainy so it is really slow...no one is out shopping. Whish I could just go home and sleep. Too many late nights this weekend. DH and I have either gone to friend or had ppl over 2 days in a row. Just need to get some good sleep...hopefully I can rest tonight and get on with things tomorrow...Have to bal the checkbook ( highlight of my day) and go grocery shopping then work tomorrow. Whoo Hoo. busy busy.
10-14-2012, 05:14 PM
Good Morning from Brisbane airport, where I arrived much too early but that's better than the cab fighting through peak hour traffic and me getting there late.
Yesterday was busy, busy, busy but I got through most of it and got packed early. I went to bed at the normal hour but didn't sleep to well and was up at 2.00am padding around the house trying to work out what I had done or hadn't locked or whatever. Cup of tea later and I am back in bed and slept till the alarm. See, just look what a cup of tea can do.
I think I have done all I can and haven't forgotten anything. But I guess I won't know until I get there and start looking for it. Another beautiful day dawns in Brisbane but I'm off to sticky Darwin, where it will be hot and humid. Please remind me when I moan about the humidity in Brisbane next time.
Mel - no the weightloss never ends - ever! And the older we get the harder it gets. I was delighted when I hopped on the scales yesterday. They looked even better this morning but lets not get our hopes up too much. Much more is needed to get rid of some of this flab.
Happy - all that stuff with medicine. You must be feeling well frazzled. How is Mum going to do all this when she is home alone? Yep heliotrope is also known as the cherry pie plant. It's nice, understated, looks more or less after itself and smells just great. I've underplanted the roses so much with gerbera, heliotrope, some groundcover or other, allysum and lobelia and put in the spring bulbs of hippeastrum (great pink and white trumpets) that the roses now have to put on a great show to get noticed. DS2 comes round to the house a couple of times a week and my friend Chris from down the road comes in a couple of times and waters the garden and pots. She takes the veges as they come ready. Fair exchange. My neighbour over the road keeps an eye on the place - lovely lady and rings me if she is concerned about anything. Bless the neighbour. She also gets veges from the garden.
Ceejay - oh yuk. More plumbing woes. Hope they get fixed soon
Laura - on with the cooking. I have enough meals to last me about 3 three visits home. It's just the meat or vegetable component I have frozen since I hate frozen rice or pasta. In the time it takes to heat the main component, I can cook rice or through a potato in the microwave.
Sounds like you did some good shopping over the weekend.
Ellen - hope you have recovered from whatever ailed you and feeling better now. It's always go go go with kids and trying to entertain and keep the house as well is a real strain. Men don't ever seem to work that one out.
Better go on with the day. Not long until boarding time and I was hoping for some toast along with the fruit and yoghurt I have already had. But the queue up at the toaster and pancake machine is just as long as ever. Where do these people come from and don't they know it is my turn!!! :tantrum: back later
LOTS OF ALARMS TO REPORT. MOSTLY FALSE.
I THINK ONE WOMAN DIED AFTER LEAVING HERE.
WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE OFFICE TO CHECK.
NOT MUCH NEW HERE. JUST WATCHED TV, READ & RAN ALARMS.
I DID RUN DOWN TO THE LITTLE STORE AND GOT MILK FOR A TENANT TOO.
THE WEATHER WAS GORGEOUS BUT CHILLY FOR RIDING.
HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT DAY :moped:
CEEJAY...I'LL SEND OUR PLUMBER TO SAVE YOU!
HOPE THE WATER DOESN'T BACK UP AGAIN. I HATE SEWERS!
I ALSO HOPE THE BFF CAN FIND HELP FOR THE NERVE.
THAT'S A LONG WAY TO TRAVEL FOR A NEW DR!!
YOUR RAIN IS ON IT'S WAY HERE....DUE ANY MINUTE NOW:rain:
LAURA......I USED TO LOVE THE LOCAL OCTOBERFEST HERE.
THERE IS A GERMAN COMMUNITY HALL AND NUNNERY NEARBY.
THEY HAVE WONDERFUL FESTS THERE....OR USED TO.
GLAD THE DENTIST REPORT WAS SO GOOD.
AND SENDING A HUG FOR THE ARM :hug:
THOSE WERE NICE PRICES FOR TALBOTS!! WOW!
ELLEN....WHAT CAN I SAY???
NOT SURE HOW YOU KEEP UP IN THE FIRST PLACE!:faint:
HOPE THE LIFE GETS A LITTLE UN-BUSY. :hug:
SHAD....DID YOU EVER GET THE TOAST??? :hug:
I SAT HERE LAUGHING AT THE LINE OF PEOPLE.
THE NOTICE ABOUT YOU ARRIVING MUST NOT HAVE BEEN DELIVERED:rofl:
HOPE THE WEEK IN STICKY DARWIN WILL BE A GOOD ONE.
I SIT HERE SORRY I VER BIOTCHED ABOUT THE HEAT THIS SUMMER.
MY HEATER STANDS AT THE READY!! :flame:
I'LL SEND YOU ALL OUR AIR-CONS! :brr:
10-15-2012, 09:26 AM
Good morning chicks,
Long day at work yesterday, working today and tomorrow as well. But at least the owner is respecting my wish to work part time and I am only scheduled for 3 days a week. Yesterday the owner took me aside and said my coworker complained that I left the store dirty and did not mop the floors or do much one day last week. I exploded! :mad: How dare she! Don't know where that was coming from but that's it for me covering for her. This is the one who stands around complaining she is hungry or tired, checks her phone every 10 minutes for texts, takes smoke breaks and chats up with her friends who come into the store. No more of that. Fortunately because of our schedules, we won't be working together any more. The manager said she had to address the complaint but she can see what is going on from the spy cam/security system she recently put into the store. I have nothing to hide.
Shad - hope they found your luggage. I have found the queues at the pancake and toast areas in the hotels we stay at (free breakfast) are often clogged with little kids who consider the devices fun to play with. Frustrating when you need to eat quickly and get on with the day. Hope Darwin is not too steamy for you. The garden sounds lovely - great arrangement with the neighbors. We would never be able to grow your lovely flowers here - even down south we got enough of a winter's chill to kill them off.
Mel - how nice of you to run an errand for the neighbor. I can just see you driving down the street for a milk run :lol: At least you get a bit of fresh air.
Ellen - sounds like you could use a catch up day. Don't get too frazzled or you'll get sick.
Ceejay - OMG on the plumbing issues. Hope they get that fixed FAST! Yuck. Thanks for the comment on the video. We were just funning around and my niece loved it.
Laura - what a great score on the Talbot's clothes. They are so well made - great prices. I don't think you can ever have enough black dress slacks ;) Sometimes I would pick something up for New Year's Eve and then we'd stay at home so I stopped looking at the formal stuff after a while.
Gotta hop in the shower and get out of here. Have a good Monday. Hellos to the rest of the Worldies :wave:
And Mel - I think you were right about some advertisement giving me problems typing a post - haven't had any issues since then. You are offically a PC geek now :rofl:
10-15-2012, 11:01 AM
Morning all. And today, don't assume I mean "Good Morning" - I forgot my makeup bag at home (so my face is naked except for lipstick, which I had in my purse) and then my train had a mechanical problem during my morning commute.
We had just left the last station before the downtown one and we sat for about 10-15 minutes. Then they backed up to the station we'd just left and let us out to wait for another train. This is a big station with three different platforms and even though the PA system told us the next train would be on the center platform, one actually arrived on the platform to the north and the next one was on the platform to the south. At that point I headed over to that platform and got on that train and finally got moving again. Bleh.
Patty and I talked on the phone on Saturday evening and have plans to get together for dinner tonight. I look forward to meeting another Worldlie face to face! :)
Well, I'm gonna post this and then make up for lost time. I'll have to catch up on personals later. TTFN!!
10-15-2012, 11:58 AM
and yet another Monday...blah...let's get on with the week.
Wednesday is a vacation day for me....going to the Covered Bridge Festival with Curtis..and Sassy too! Miss Sass has been a little $hit the last couple of nights..pooing in her cage. Don't know what is up with that.
Yum...lunch...leftover chicken linguini alfredo I made last night and a half of a pita with garden veggies...green pepper, tomato and banana peppers from the garden. That is all I have left. Eating the green tomatos as they turn red or yellow...still quite tasty. I am rather full.
Kept lil man Saturday night. He woke up at 11:30 with a bit of a cough and did not go back to sleep til 2:30 am...needless to say I was dragging all day yesterday.
Dad was not feeling well Friday night and having chest pains when my brother was there, so bro took him to the hospital. They gave him a nitro pill and aspirin, IV...he immediately began to feel better. Docs did all kinds of tests and could not find a cause other than it was definitely heart related. I think he was getting ready to have a heart attack. He was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon. I talked with him this morning and he sounded stronger on the phone and was pronouncing everything more clearly. Thank God. He goes tomorrow morning for an additional test, of what, I am unsure.
I did get the laundry done and the grass cut over the weekend. That is about the extent of my cleaning efforts. Just didn't feel like doing anything. Strange.
LAURA...seems like with that first thing gets screwed up in the morning..there is always more to follow. Naked face and cannot get to work, well one of those is good. lol. Gald you are meeting up with Patty. I love doing that stuff. Tell her I said hello.
HAPPY...doesn't that just p*ss you off when a co-worker says stuff about you to make herself look good? I had a situation here last week sorta along the same lines and I am still stewing over it. I know, don't let the ignorant people still our joy. I need to listen to my own advice.
MELLIE....talk about dark in the mornings...it is dark when I come to work and turning dark by the time I go home. Soon it will be dark when I go home. Bright side only 156 days till spring...notice I am zipping right by that awful S.
SHADDIE...better arriving early than not at all at the airport. Sounds like your garden is coming right along. How long is this assignment in Darwin?
CEEG...glad you made it back from Jonesboro safely. Wonder why your GF is going to move, but only for a year? Seems odd.
LAURA...sounds like you are busy as ever. Do you drink those 5 hour energy drinks? lol
CHELLE....sounds like the packing is coming right along...don't forget...one day at a time. May the force be with you!!
Better get this posted and back at it. I am not in the mood to be here, but thank the good Lord I have Wednesday off.
Love and Hugs
10-15-2012, 12:56 PM
I sure hope the land lord's men get there today to fix the plumbing. It has been a inconvience.
Glad your brother took your dad to the hospital, and that he is now doing better. My friend has done strange things before. I'm bothered a it by it but like I said she's more than old enough to make her own decision.
Hope you and Patty have a good visit.
Your co-worker sounds like mine. I hope the owner gets to the bottom of it.
I realize you are busy. Thanks for taking the time out to make an appearance.
More false alarms. Ugh. Life is never a dull moment is it.
Getting excited about going to Branson./Springfield area this week end.
10-15-2012, 08:41 PM
Ceeg...have fun in Branson/Springfield...better than work or staying home and cleaning...lol
10-15-2012, 08:43 PM
Picture 1 is lil man tonight getting ready for his walk with Sissy....I love his hat and his blue eyes.
Picture 2 is lil man, sassy and pappaw, on Sunday morning. What love...
10-15-2012, 08:45 PM
Nuttin much tonight....ordered pizza, watched the tube...C went to bed at 8 and I am killin time before goin to bed. Sass is asleep in my chair with her lil bear. I am thinking of changing her name to Frankie!
10-15-2012, 08:51 PM
Sassy sleeping with her/really my bear that my son gave me when he was young...that Sass took over!
10-16-2012, 04:40 AM
Another day down and tomorrow I am going to see the Vienna Boys Choir. Should be good. Since it is so warm these days, I decided I would go to the theatre from work and have dinner and a couple of drinks along the way. I finish work sometime after 5 and the show doesn't start until 8. But if I go home, I will just have to walk in the heat yet again. So lets make it only the once.
Mel - yeah, I got the toast. Eventually they stopped gossiping over the toaster and moved aside, helped no doubt by a set of tongs waving a couple of slices of bread under their noses. I got my toast.
Sorry to hear about the old lady passing away. Another apartment to clean out - hope the family don't take too long to get her stuff sorted.
So now you are going for milkmaid of the year title?????
Happy - good old spy cam. Works every time. Geez what was she thinking. Oh sorry. She wasn't thinking past her own needs which sound like they are plenty.
Laura - what else happened? These things normally come in threes. Hope you have a great dinner with Patty. I've only spoken to her on the phone.
Annie - hope your dad is getting along okay. Sounds a bit scary for him. Poor old bloke. Love the photos of lil man and Sassy.
Ceejay - hope the plumbing is fixed by now. Nothing worse than the smell of old plumbing around the place. Are you driving to Branson?
OKay - gotta go turn the aircon down. Believe it or not, it is now getting too cool. Then I need to get some dinner on. Pork chop tonight along with some veges and some fruit and cheese for afters. Best get it sorted or I will still be here thinking about it at bedtime.
10-16-2012, 07:43 AM
Shaddie...yum, chops and veggies and cheese is my weakness. It all sound delish...and the Vienna Boys Choir sounds lovely, what a wonderful evening that will be...don't blame you on the one heat trip. Did that a lot this past summer during the drought.
Louisville boss is here today. She is quite nice. My immediate boss actually reports to her, so she is upper management. She took us all out to dinner last week while we were in LV. She even drank beer ate pizza and bread sticks, ha, go figure, someone down to earth.
Having lunch with a former co-worker from here today at Seasons 52. Google it. A really healthy place to eat and right out the back door from here.
Everyone have a marvy day, don't know about getting back later.
WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY DAY TODAY.
THERE IS LITTLE TO REPORT.
I SPENT TIME WITH JEN FIRST & DID BILLS ONLINE.
THEN WENT THRU SUMMER CLOTHES & HUNG UP WARMER ONES.
TIME TO CHANGE THE CLOSET A BIT.
I HOPE ALL IS WELL IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS.
*** CEEJAY....I JUST SEE YOUR POST NOW.
SOMEHOW I MISSED IT. I AM GETTING EXCITED FOR YOU GOING TO BRANSTON!!
IT WILL BE NICE TO HAVE A VISIT WITH THE FAMILY AGAIN.
GOOD TO GET AWAY ALSO.
HOPE THE REPAIRMEN GOT THERE TO FIX THE BACKUP:crossed:
HAPPY....THE NERVE OF SOME PEOPLE!!! GEEZ.
AND AFTER YOU DID HER A FAVOR TOO. WTF!!!:rollpin:
MY NEIGHBOR GOT MILK AND I GOT MY COFFEE!:coffee: YUM!
IT WAS A FAIR TRADE & WORTH THE CHILLY RIDE. :lol3:
IT'S HARD FOR ME TO TAKE CREDIT AS THE PC GEEK....
YOU WERE THE ONE THAT POINTED IT OUT FIRST. LOL
THEN I TRIED COMING HERE A FEW TIMES AND FOUND I HAD
PROBLEMS WHEN A BANK AMERICA HAD AN AD ON HERE WITH
A TIME CLOCK THAT WAS RUNNING.
RIGHT NOW I HAVE NO PROBLEMS EITHER.
LAURA......SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LATE COMMUTE
AND OF COURSE THE MISSING MAKEUP!! NO MASCARA??? LOL
VERY GLAD YOU & PATTY ARE GETTING TOGETHER FOR DINNER.
HOPE YOU BOTH HAVE A GREAT TIME:hug:
GIVE EACH OTHER A HUG FOR ME:hug:
ANNIE....THE PICTURES ARE ADORABLE.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING.
SENDING DAD A HUG :hug:
HOPE ALL TURNS OUT WELL WITH THE TESTS.
WILL SEND PRAYERS HIS WAY :angel:
You snuck in there!
Hope the lv boss's visit is a good one.
Enjoy the lunch with the friend.
SHAD....YUES I AM THE WINNER OF MISS MILKMAID http://www.cool-smileys.com/images/cow1.gif
YOU CRACK ME UP :rofl: :rofl:
HOPE THE CHOIR WAS A NICE NIGHT OUT.
DINNER & DRINKS....I AM READY!!:cheers:
ALTHOUGHT PORK CHOPS & VEGGIES SOUNDED GOOD TOO:hun:
10-16-2012, 08:27 AM
There's nothing to report since yesterday. I've started using myfitnesspal to log my food and exercise. It's very easy.
Every one have a good day.
10-16-2012, 09:26 AM
Last workday for me then I'm off until the weekend. Get to spend some time with Mom. I feel badly that I'm away while she's here but she said she's having a good time. We take her back in a week. Last night I came home, ate and then worked on some special stuff for the store. That about killed the evening. Had a restless night after that. I think today is payday so it will be nice to have a few extra bucks :yay: Yesterday was a day when alot of odd fellows came into the store. One nice but rather out of it lady insisted on trying to find a card from another popcorn store somewhere in the state whose name she could not remember had some flavors similar to ours but different and were we part of that group ( :no: ) and did I know what flavors they carried :no: :shrug: and why could she not find the card in her purse? I politely listened for a few minutes, gave her a taste sample or two and then quietly returned to putting labels on stock bags. Another lady came in and said she wanted some popcorn but only had 2 dollars. I was willing to shell out the change for the balance from my pocket but she wandered out of the store and returned about 30 minutes later with a 10 dollar bill - said she found her husband and purchased the most expensive flavor we had :dizzy: It was a fun day.
Annie - sorry that Dad hit a speed bump - glad they were able to catch what could have been a big problem. :eek: Such cute pictures of the baby and Sassy. You have so much cuteness in your life now :D Sounds like you are getting a break at work now - hope it stays that way. The new personable human bosses boss you have is no doubt on her way out because unfortunately they don't keep good people like that in corporate anymore :cry: Enjoy her while you can ;)
Michelle - good luck with the packing. Stuff takes up so much more room when it's in large brown boxes. I hope to never have to deal with that ever again.
I went into the garage to look for some mailing labels and I was reminded that I REALLY need to tackle some unpacking. I have neglected that all summer bad girl that I am.
Mel - bonjour back to you. What a great place to have coffee and chat up the day (today's graphic picture). I'll bring the frappachinos, you bring the croissants. :T Yes, it is time to change up the closet, isn't it? Now I just wear jeans and t-shirts and winter means I wear a long sleeved T under my short sleeved one - so much easier :lol:
Laura - hope you remembered your make-up bag. I could not imagine being at work bare faced. Not that I am made up like a drag queen (how can we NOT have a clown smilie in the list???? ) but I like at least some foundation. I would have been running to pick up some basic stuff at Osco :rofl:
Happy Birthday to you Miss Turtle - hope you have a lovely day :bday2you:
Shad - your evening plans sound as wonderful as the fruit and cheese dessert yesterday. Hope you have a great time and don't get too tipsy killing time between the performance and getting off of work. We await a review.
Ok chicks, time to wash the 2,000 body parts and get on with the day. Happy happy to you all :hug:
10-16-2012, 04:08 PM
Just a quick hello. Been in meetings all day and finally getting to eat lunch. Had a very nice time with Patty yesterday. She had a nice weather day to see some sights in the city, and then we met at the train station after I left work. We rode the train to my station and walked (most of the way) to my house and off we went in the car to a nice restaurant the next suburb over. Attached is a photo at the restaurant.
Back to catching up with work.
10-16-2012, 06:48 PM
LAURA...I am jealous that you are getting to meet all of us....wish it were me!!
CEEG...have fun in Branson!
HAPPY...enjoy your time with momma!
10-16-2012, 06:50 PM
My hens and chickens plant in my clay pot in the rock garden in the front walkway now has a rooster...lol...see the extension of the plant sticking out.....
10-17-2012, 12:20 AM
Just a quick hello, I'm in Chicago for work. Training class today and tomorrow. 8 am to 5pm long day.
Laura - It was a pleasure meeting you and visiting with you. The food was great and the conversation even better...Chicago is a beautiful city, I am definitely coming back to see more.
better get going, long day tomorrow.
I will post more... Hello to all....
10-17-2012, 08:27 AM
Good Morning Chicks same old same old for me. Just dealing with everyday life. Feeling a little down, haven't gotten back on track with eating or exercising and definitely having $$ flow problems. I just wish I could get back on track. Gotta get rolling, have to drive DD2 to choir!
SEEMS LIKE EVERY NIGHT THERE HAS TO BE AT LEAST ONE ALARM.
ME THINKS WE SHOULD BE SENDING A LETTER OUT AGAIN.
THE ONE THAT TELLS THEM STOP PULLING THE ALARM BY ACCIDENT!!!!!
THE COP LAST NIGHT SAID HE THINKS THIS IS NUMBER 13 FALSE ALARM JUST WITH HIM!
GOING TO EAT & EXERCISE. I HAVE BEEN PEDALING EVERY DAY FOR A LONG TIME NOW. ONCE AND AWHILE I MISS A DAY.
BUT NOT TODAY!!!:ebike:
HOPE YOU GALS HAVE A LOVELY DAY:sunny:
CEEJAY....ME TOO.....QUIET DAY HERE.
I'LL HAVE TO CHECK OUT MY FITNESS PAL.
HAPPY....HERE'S YOUR CLOWN FACE SMILEY http://th191.photobucket.com/albums/z172/redlisalooney/MISC/th_clown.gif
I WAS HIDING HIM...SO SORRY!! :rofl:
I WOULD LIKE NOTHING BETTER THAN TO BE IN PARIS WITH YOU. WEARING JEANS AND 2 T-SHIRTS IS A GREAT IDEA!!:dacner:
I HAVE SOME THIN LONG SLEEVED T'S AND HEAVIER SHORT.
GOING TO TRY THAT & SEE IF I CAN STILL MOVE!! LOL
WHAT A DAY YOU HAD!! SOME OF MY SENIORS MUST HAVE WANDERED AWAY:lol3: :lol3:
I AM SORRY YOU AND MOM CANNOT GET MORE TIME TOGETHER.
BUT A GALS GOTTA DO WHAT A GALS GOTTA DO:hug:
I BETTER GO AND WASH MY 2000 BODY PARTS!! PU ME!! ROFLMAO
LAURA...I AMS SO GLAD TO SEE THE TWO OF TOGETHER!!
THANKS FOR THE PIC! VERY HAPPY THE WEATHER COOPERATED TOO.
PATTY... HOW GREAT YOU BOTH HAD A MEET & GREET DAY!!
GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TIME. GOOD LUCK WITH THE TRAINING.
WILL BE THINKING OF YOU IN OL' CHICAGO!! :hug:
ANNIE....YOUR HENS ^ CHICKENS ARE BEAUTIFUL!!
MY STEP GGM WAS A FLORIST AND GARDENER.
SHE LOVED THEM AND SO DID I.
WE HAD THEM AS A GROUND COVER ALONG A SLATE PATH. THEY WERE SO ADORABLE!
THANKS FOR THE PICTURE!
ELLEN....WITH YOUR SCHEDULE SO BUSY....JUST MAKE THE BEST FOOD CHOICES YOU CAN.
IT'S GOT TO BE DIFFICULT FITTING "ME TIME" INTO YOUR LIFE.
MAYBE IF YOU JUST CHANGE ONE THING AT A TIME.
THAT'S WHAT I DID WHEN I WAS "WORKING" IN THE OFFICE EVERY DAY.
DON'T BE DOWN. YOU HAVE A VERY YOUNG AND ACTIVE FAMILY:hug:
10-17-2012, 09:11 AM
Ellen- Sorry you're feeling down. :hug: Just try for little changes for the better to get you back on the right path.
Patty - Safe travels! I've had little excuse to get to TX since my sil & nephews come back here at least once a year & i no longer travel for work, but I may just have to get down there for a visit with you!
Annie , such cute picks of the little guy & sassy! Ooh, like your hens & chicks in that planter. Lol re the rooster!! :lol: How's your dad??
Happy - Enjoy hanging out w/ your mom for the next week. Like the stories of the characters who come into the shop. :) I guess I must feel comfy in my skin - I was alright with my naked face & didn't bother to scurry to buy makeup, but I was happy that I had some lipstick to wear!
Mel - Another great photo! Keep 'em coming!
Shad - How was the Vienna Boys Choir? They sure came a long way to entertain you! ;)
Ceejay - have a great time in Springfield/Branson visiting the family.
Hi Michelle - Come on up for some air sister!!
Nothing new to report from here. Didn't do much if anything last night , and I skipped the movie because I wasn't in the mood. Sorted thru the mail, doctored up my veg curry - better.
Alright, gonna post this before I lose it! Cheers!
10-17-2012, 09:17 AM
:hug: We all feel like this at times. It will get better.
I'm jealous that you have met so many of us worldies.
More later. The supervisor brought in a new c.b. radio.
10-17-2012, 09:20 AM
several of us were posting at the same time.
Have a good day.
10-17-2012, 09:21 AM
Just got in from the choir night. It was lovely. Some beautiful voices in that lot and such power from some. Their conductor was a nutcase but then I guess if you are looking after 24 or 48 boys from about 8 to about 14 then you'd be a bit of a nutcase as well. Voice like angels, angelic little faces, but I bet there's mischief in there as well.
Bed calls. It's way past my bedtime. I'll never get up in the morning.
10-17-2012, 11:27 AM
Mel - you snuck in on me! Only see a red x in today's post. :( Yeh, sounds like a letter is in order to make people more careful with those alarms. Yay for pedaling. My pedaling days will soon be over for the season and then I'll be walking. I wanted to wear my pedometer the other day and the !@#$% battery was dead! Grrr. Love your "I hate spiders" avatar!!
Ceejay - 10-4 good buddy. :P How corny was that.
Shad - Glad you enjoyed the choir. I can only imagine the type of individual who voluntarily herds around all those boys, and all the mischief and trouble they could get into!!!
10-17-2012, 04:22 PM
Thank you for the birthday wishes. I had a great day off with my new husband. Have a great day and week end, everyone.
QUICK POST. WOKE LATE AND WORKING TODAY.
MIGHT BE BACK LATER.
LOOKS LIKE A SUNNY DAY HERE.
STORMS TONITE & TOMORROW.
SO I BETTER MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES!!
HAVE A GREAT DAY.
10-18-2012, 08:09 AM
Good morning ladies! Thank you all for the word of encouragement. I am feeling better. DH and I talked about the $$ end. need to try and put together a good budget that we both can stick to.
Went to see mom, we walked and talked, so I got my therapy time in. LOL I have an extra day of work tonight, think I am going to look into daycare for DD3 so I can pick up another day to be closer to 40 hrs. we will see if the benefit of working is worth paying for daycare.
ok I am off, cause I am starving. need to get some breakfast.
Luv and Hugs ladies!
10-18-2012, 10:15 AM
The covered bridge festival was very nice yesterday. It started raining just as we were heading to the car so it worked out well. I only bought 3 things...a sweatshirt that has the breast cancer ribbon on it and says I am wearing this for my mom. Bought Sam an apron as that is one thing she wanted for her birthday coming up Nov 5th. Bought lil man a bib with a monkey on the front. Too cute.
We got home and just vegged the rest of the night. Had leftovers for dinner. Oh I did get the best tasting ham, beans and cornbread at the festival for 4 bucks, cheap meal and very good. Curtis got beef tips with grilled veggies. I tasted his beef tips and I thought they were too salty. Blah. C also got him some snicker chocolate fudge.
Didn't miss anything at work. The big boss was here yesterday while I was out, however she was traveling with one of our salespeople and was not "in" the office only for maybe an hour.
Don't know if I already posted about my dad. If I did forgive me. He goes Nov. 7th for a cardiac nuclear test to see what is going on with his heart. They could not pinpoint what caused his troubles last weekend other than my prognosis of heading into a heart attack. Anyway we will see. He seems a little tired and out of sorts since. Like he is scared of something.
MELLIE...don't work too hard, don't forget to stop and smell the roses...or coffee whichever is in the area. We had all that rain that is coming your way, yesterday and last night. It is not too bad out at the moment.
ELLEN...goodluck with the budget. I am great at creating a budget but tend to get steered elsewhere and not stick to it. Kudos to those that can.
SHADDIE...glad you enjoyed the choir night.
LAURA...glad you and Patty got in a good visit and great food. Too bad no one comes to Indy for anything. Hint hint.
CEEG...Toot your horn going thru St. Louie at my BFF on your way to Branson. LOL
HAPPY...too cute your mom goes "shopping" in your closet for clothes to wear. Will you get any of them back or are they gone for good?
CHELLE...hugs sister...pack, pack, packing away!
Better get this posted and on with my day...
Loves and hugs.
10-18-2012, 10:29 AM
Ellen - Glad you're feeling better - talking helps!
Mel - Enjoy the sun today. This is our 2nd (or is it 3rd?) day of gloom here, but I think the sun returns tomorrow. I like that photo - I'd enjoy taking a walk there!
Java - Glad you had a great birthday. Have a great year!!
Awfully quiet here - Ceejay's probably off to Branson, and Annie & Co. are festing under covered bridges, Shad's about to travel somewhere - home, to Sophia's place, who knows? Happy's gallivanting with her mum. Michelle's up to her eyeballs in cardboard boxes and packing peanuts?? Patty flight was delayed yet again due to weather. :( Hope this helps you deal with what was probably a late night: :coffee2:
Well, I got notified on a cheap flight and got it booked last night. I'll be visiting my mother Sat - Tues, flying home late aft Tues. Told the boss I was taking vacation days on Mon/Tues. Going to try to not check a bag. Should be a challenge - I don't usually pack lightly. :^: Sort of worried about delays because they seem to happen for no reason in the best of conditions...Short as this flight is if I were to go nonstop, I have one connecting flight each on both the departure and return and so that just adds to the possibility of problems. But the weather forecasts in all locations for the days of my flights is good at the moment, so I will try not to fret about it.
I had a lot of congestion in my throat yesterday that worsened as the day went on, but never really got to the point of a sore throat. Still there today. Guess this is a chest cold of sorts. I've been taking the vile-tasting cold-eeze lozenges - ugh.
That's about it. I'll probably skip exercise class tonight to stay home and take it easy, meaning I will be doing a load or two of laundry and maybe get a head start on packing my bag.
10-18-2012, 10:36 AM
There's Annie - you snuck in on me! Glad you enjoyed the fest and beat the rain! All your food sounded tasty to me, and fudge - yum! Your dad's upcoming test is surely weighing on his mind. :( Yes, have to plan a trip to Indy someday - never been there!
10-18-2012, 10:51 AM
I haven't left yet. Will be leaving in the morning around 9. My sister has to work till noon on Friday so this will work out good for both myself and her.
I don't go all the way up to ST Louis. Springfield, Mo is in the South West corner of the state. I'm dreading the 5 hour drive but will enjoy visit once I get there. Hope the doctors can find out what is wrong with your dad.
Don't work to hard today.
We got more rain last night. We even had a tornado warning until 8.30 p.m. but don't know if there was any damage here. The town below us was the one who was in jeopardy of the storm.
Need to get back to my chores of laundry, ironing and packing.
10-18-2012, 12:03 PM
Ceejay - Looks like our time in Springfield may overlap. I arrive Sat. aft. :wave: Will you also get down to Branson? Safe travels - I hope the weather cooperates for you. :)
10-19-2012, 12:28 AM
Sorry I have not posted. Been running around with Mom. We had a nice girls day out Wednesday. Took her to the doctor today (good report), did some shopping, came home and did marathon cooking. By the time I cleaned up it was kind of late. Talked to my sister a bit and then talked to Mom more. Now it's bedtime.
I will try and get a decent post in the morning. Goodnight all.
10-19-2012, 01:31 AM
TGIF is about all I can say about today. Looking forward to a weekend of doing very little and catching up with some zzzzzzzzzzzz :yawn::tired:
The job is wearing me out and I ain't doing alot. Will someone remind of why I ever thought working for the government would be easy and fun???? It's a bit like Yes Minister up here - if any of you ever saw that British sitcom over there.
Not sure what I will do this weekend. Thought I might check out the Parap markets tomorrow morning and spend some time lazing around the pool later on - that is if I can get in there. They have put the pool gate opener up so high that I am not sure I can reach it.
Happy - have fun with Mum. We never get long enough to spend with them and it becomes too late when the unthinkable happens. So just have your time now when you can. We will wait.
Laura and Ceejay - hope you have safe travels and have the time to catch up maybe. Laura - take co-ordinating clothes and remember there are washers and dryers in places other than your home laundry. I rarely travel with more than five days worth of gear and that is even when I am going away for 6 weeks on a world trip or something. Too bad if someone sees you wearing the same thing twice. Tough.
Annie - sounds like you had a great time at the covered bridge fest. Must admit those bridges fascinate me. We don't have anything like that here or in NZ. that I know about. We do have in NZ a bridge that is both road and rail. One hopes the train ain't coming when you get yourself on the bridge.
Ellen - $$$ are always a problem where there are children. They are expensive - what with clothing, schooling and birthdays etc. However they are worthwhile and you will find that it won't be very long and you will not have any left at home. The years just seem to fly. I'm sure you will be able to work it out. If day care is anything like as expensive as it is here, then one extra day won't be worth it. But you will no doubt sort it out
Mel - another nice autumn pick. Here there is only wet and dry, hot and hotter and more humid. I of course picked the wrong season to be here.
Exercise is happening here. I was too tired to go out this morning, but I will make up for it tonight and tomorrow. I prefer the heat outside - even in the early morning to the gym and its overcool air conditioning. Anyway, better go and sort out some more work. Roll on 4.pm
10-19-2012, 08:10 AM
Good morning everyone! Work last night went ok, they are changing our "packages" again and the commision that goes along with it. we will see how it goes, but just adds to the stress. I have to work all wekend, and DH has a show on Saturday, so I wll still be a busy bee. Need to tackle Mt Washmore and make some homemade beans & rice. have a great weekend!!
LAST NIGHTS RAIN BROUGHT DOWN SOME LEAVES. WONDER WHAT THE REST OF THE TOWN LOOKS LIKE. STILL DARK & DREARY OUTSIDE.
WORK WAS WORK. COULDN'T DO WHAT I WANTED TO. NOT JU TO IT YET. STILL A BIT ACHY & CHILLY. THERE IS ALWAYS NEXT WEEK.
I JUST RESTED AND CHATTED WITH JEN. MAYBE BY MONDAY I'LL BE BACK TO MY OLD SELF.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY....YIPPEE....THE WEEKEND IS IN SIGHT!!
ELLEN....IT'S TOUGH MAKING BUDGETS AND STICKING TO THEM. I AM GLAD YOU SHARED YOUR FEELINGS CAUSE I NEED TO DO THE SAME. LEARN HOW TO SAY NO EVEN TO MYSELF!! SENDING YOU A HUG FOR THE BUSY WEEKEND COMING AND ALSO THE CHANGES AT WORK:hug:
SHAD....I REMEMBER THAT SHOW BUT FORGET THE EPISODES OF YES MINISTER. WE USED TO LOVE IT. YOU REMINDED ME OF "TAKE A LETTER MR JONES"...THAT WAS CUTE TOO. WISH IT WERE BETTER WORKING FOR THE GOVT. SORRY IT'S BEING A PITA! HOPE YOU ENJOY YOURSELF POOLSIDE!! WHY IS THE LOCK SO HIGH!!!! SAVE A LOUNGER FOR ME!
HAPPY....I AM JUST GLAD MOM IS THERE AND YOU BOTH HAVE TIME TOGETHER. USE IT WISELY CAUSE IT'S GOING SO FAST.:hug:
HUGS FOR MOM TOO:hug:
CEEJAY....LOST OF TORNADO WARNINGS THIS YEAR AGAIN.
GLAD TO HEAR YOU MADE IT THRU THE STORM.
IT ARRIVED LAST NIGHT AND WAS A BIT FURIOUS BUT I SLEPT THRU IT:rofl:
STAY SAFE DOWN THERE!!:hug:
LAURA...I TURN MY BACK FOR ONE DAY AND YOU'RE OFF MAKING FLIGHT PLANS!!
HOPE THE TRANSFERS AREN'T BAD AND NO DELAYS!!
PACKING AND NOT CHECKING??? I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK!
I'D TAKE THE KITCHEN SINK WITH ME IF IT WASN'T ATTACHED TO THE WALL:lol3:
HOE ALL GOES WELL AND YOU HAVE A GREAT VISIT.:hug:
ANNIE.....I AM SO SORRY DAD HAS TO GO THRU ALL THIS STRESS & TEST.
SENDING PRAYERS AND A HUG HIS WAY:hug: AND ANOTHER FOR YOU :hug:
WILL BE THINKING OF YOU BOTH.
I AM GLAD THE WEATHER WAS GOOD FOR THE FESTIVAL.
IT'S SUCH A PERFECT TIME OF YEAR FOR THAT STUFF.
FOOD SOUNDED DELISH. I LOVE ME A GOOD HUNK OF CORNBREAD!!
MARY......HOPE YOU GOT THE BD E-MAIL ON TIME.
SORRY I MISSED YOUR BD HERE:hb: :gift:
IT MUST HAVE BEEN NICE TO SPEND IT WITH THE NEW HUBBY!!!
HOW IS THE NEW MRS. JAVA TURTLE-BEAR DOING???:coffee:
10-19-2012, 09:21 AM
TGIF-er fer shure!!!!
Today is lil man's first birthday. I took cupcakes over to sis's house when I dropped Sass off. Sis has 4 babysitting kids, lil man and sassy. They can celebrate today then tomorrow is the big party. Supposed to be sunny but only 58 degress, thank you Jesus for no rain in the forecast. It is supposed to get it all rained out by today. Fingers crossed.
Tummy is turning around and around this morning. Been to the loo twice since I got to work. I think I have chronic tummy/loo problems and it is just part of life. Move on..literally..lol
SHADDIE...the locks are up so high on the poolside to keep the little brats out. Take a box to stand on. Or better yet, find Sven to open the gate, lather on some lotion and massage your back. I am envious of this fantasy...lol
MELLIE...thanks for the prayers for me and Dad. I hate to say it but I think the end for him is nearer than I would like to imagine. God love him. I think the rain and cool weather makes for achy bodies. Believe it or not I could feel it in my legs when driving to work this morning. They are just achy. Dark and dreary out this morning. Tough on lil Sass on potty breaks. I have to stand out in the rain with her and make her stay there til she goes. lil stinker
ELLEN...just remember to breath and take a moment for yourself. Even if it is while on the pot, just sit there an extra minute. Hugs
CEEG and LAURA...safe travels, maybe you will bump into each other...have a great time.
HAPPY...enjoy your momma time! Momma's are a sweet spot in my heart. Hugs to you both.
CHELLE...check in here sista...beginning to worry bout you more than normal.
JAVA....glad you had a great day with hubby.
Gotta get at it.
Loves and hugs.
10-19-2012, 11:10 AM
Morning all. TGIF!!!
Annie - Hope your tummy settles down. Good luck with the weather for the party tomorrow - hope it's dry and sunny! Wow, one year already!! Happy bday to little J. :hb: :woo:
Mel - We've had a lot of rain lately and there are a lot of leaves on the ground - I worry about slipping on them on foot and on the bike! Hope you have a nice restful day today and feel like yourself again! :cloud9: Love that pic of the pool!! Yeh, if I could pack everything I would, lol. That's the main thing about travel by car that appeals to me, but a 8+ hour drive is not my idea of fun. :no:
Ellen - Hope the new "package" is advantageous for you. I've never worked on commission, so I don't know - is it common to always be tweaking the pay plan? Wonder if that's a motivational thing... Yum, beans and rice. :hun:
Shad - Ah, no travel this weekend. Hope you have a pleasant, restful weekend and put the busy week behind you. When you visit the market you'll need to buy a stepladder or perhaps some platform shoes, lol, or maybe something that will extend your reach to flick the pool's gate-opening switch for you. But I like Annie's suggestion best - get a hunky fella to help you. :D
Happy - Glad you're getting your "mom time". :) Soon I'll be getting some of my own, face-to-face. :)
Hellos to Patty, Mary, Ceejay & Michelle!! :wave: Everyone have a great weekend. :dance:
Did a load of laundry last night and that was about it. Dinner was leftover pizza from Monday's dinner w/ Patty. (Bf suggested the restaurant with the rather obvious ulterior motive of getting pizza leftovers brought home from half-price pizza Monday.) :D They do have great pizza there...
The wind was whipping around and it was raining at the usual dog walk time yesterday so bf didn't take doggy out. But Coal was missing his walk, so around 9-ish I decided to get him out for a jaunt. Thankfully, the wind had died down and it was only a bit sprinkly, so we got in more walking than we would if it was still nasty.
Tonight I'll be packing my bag and then hope to get to the airport on time tomorrow morning for my 7:15 am flight. Hope to board the plane while there's still room left to stow my carry-on bag. Wonder if they charge you the baggage fee if you board the plane only to not find a place in the bins for you bag?? I should think not. But with a connecting flight, I'd rather schlep my bag around with me than worry about it arriving when I do!
Brought some of the veg curry to work for lunch today. Doctoring it up helped, but it's such a huge batch and bf isn't eating it, so it's like one of those giant pasta dishes where it looks like you haven't even made a dent in it. I'm not inclined to freeze the remainder...
Okay, back to the day. Our company is having us employees complete an online survey...bleh. "I get a sense of accomplishment from my work." Strongly agree, Agree, Slightly Agree, Slightly disagree, yada, yada, yada.
10-19-2012, 11:17 AM
Hi everyone -
Sorry I've been away. Life has been even more stressful than usual. My boss is giving me mixed signals as to whether or not I'll pass my 90-day probation. I wish he'd just schedule my review so I'll know if I have a job or not. If I lose my job, I'll probably just move cross-country next month. So I don't know where I'll be working from one day to the next...nor where I'll be living from one week to the next. I've been working hard at work (now that I'm finally able to be mentally and emotionally focused on my job), and then I get home and pack.
This weekend will be more packing and taking stuff to storage. I'm hoping to get together with a friend on Saturday night and go to a haunted house. She and I were going to do that last Saturday...but we went out to a nice dinner and by the time we got done eating...we were too full and tired to wait in line for 90 minutes to do a haunted house. This week, we'll get to the haunted house when they open. :) Sunday, I'll be taking a break from packing for a few hours to watch the Packer game on TV....or I might just DVR it and listen to it on the radio while I pack.
I hope you all are doing well.
Annie - happy b'day to the lil man.
Happy - So glad you're enjoying Mom time.
Ceejay - I hope you're enjoying your vacation in Missouri.
Sorry I'm so far behind on personals...gotta get back to work now, so I can convince them to keep me on.
Prayers and healing wishes to all who need them.
Much love and many hugs,
10-19-2012, 07:35 PM
Hi Laura - I see your egg light on. Hope you stay on long enough to see me wishing you a safe trip and and a great time visiting Mum!
10-20-2012, 07:57 AM
HAPPY WEEKEND TO ALL OF YOU.
I JUST MIGHT WATCH MOVIES & EAT WITH THE KIDS.
I AM REALLY IN A MOOD TO BE LEFT ALONE.
I'LL SEE HOW THE DAY PROGRESSES.:beach:
THE DRAMA LEVEL IN THE OFFICE IS OUT OF CONTROL.
OTHER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DRAGGED IN FROM THE OUTSIDE.
THEY'RE ALL RATTING EACH OTHER OUT. IT'S TERRIBLE.
I JUST KEEP TO MYSELF, NOD MY HEAD & GET OUT OF THERE.
A SHAME AND AN EMBARASSMENT.
I CAN JUST IMAGINE WHAT THE 2 MEN THAT WERE CALLED ARE THINKING.
MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO WEDNESDAY. GOOD.
THEN I CAN FOOD SHOP ON THURSDAY AND NOT HAVE MEETINGS AT DINNERTIME!
OFF TO EAT BREAKFAST WITH MY CARTOON FRIENDS!:rofl:
AT LEAST THEY CAN'T DIAL A PHONE!!
ANNIE....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LITTLE MAN!!:hb: :gift:
HOPE HE ENJOYS HIS FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE!!
DID SIS SURVIVE THE 4 KIDS & A DOG???
GOOD LUCK WITH THE WEATHER FOR THE PARTY.
AS FOR DAD, MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU.
HOPE DAD DOES OK AND YOU STAY STRONG.
WILL SEND AS MANY HUGS AS I CAN :hug:
STRESS WITH DAD IS NOT HELPING THE LOO SITUATION:hug:
LAURA....GUESS YOU ARE GETTING READY TO LEAVE. IT'S ALMOST 8AM HERE.
SAFE TRAVELS MY FRIEND AND ENJOY THE VISIT.
I WISH THEY WOULD GIVE US A SURVEY AT WORK.
I WOULD LOVE TO TELL THEM EXACTLY HOW I FEEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MICHELLE......I AM SORRY TO HEAR OF THE ADDED JOB STRESS.
HOPE YOUR WORK WILL SHOW YOU ARE COMMITTED AND
THE REVIEW GOES WELL.
YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO DEAL WITH RIGHT NOW:hug:
JUST REMEMBER THERE IS ALWAYS A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!
HAPPY.....I SAW YOU WAVING TO LAURA....WAVING BACK TO YA:wave:
10-20-2012, 10:40 AM
Michelle - Sorry you've got job stress on top if everything else. :( when's your review? Hang in there!!
Mel - Hope you have a quiet day today. Sorry about all the office drama - what a PITA. You could write a novel if surveyed on the office!! Well at least the meeting day change is a good thing for you. :)
At the Atlanta airport. First leg was fine, not counting being just in front of the toddler section, lol. :crossed: the 2nd leg goes well too.
10-20-2012, 07:33 PM
Not a lot to report here. Maybe i should go create drama somewhere. It would at least get rid of the I HATE DARWIN syndrome. I need to get out more. Depression sinks in. I will have to get a car the next weekend I am here because I am damned if I am going to rely on buses, taxis etc. But at the same time I need to plan out what to do since it is useless just driving around and trying to find something to do.
Michelle - I wondered how you were coping with the job. Have you actually informed them of your personal situation? It might make a difference. Your whole life has been in turmoil for so long now, what with jobs, marriage, sickness etc.
Laura - happy travels. Enjoy the time with mum.
Annie - hope the lil guy had a great birthday. I called him lil thumper on facebook. It occurs to me that you may not know who little thumper is. He's a bunny! He is a story book character and quite cute.
Happy is obviously busy with home and mum and that is as it should be.
Mel - I feel your depression and pain. I have the same things happening in the office here. People getting p*ssed at others, some who have absolutely no idea what is going on and who should have and a vast waste of funds. And of course those folk who 'don't see the need for change - after all we've done okay for the past 100 years and we don't need outsiders telling us what to do'. I am in the process of sorting the business processes for plant maintenance out. The purpose of this change is to bring everyone onto the same page, but since the Dept of Housing doesn't like what the Department of Infrastruce does and the Roads does something else again, it becames bloody hard. I have to create at least three different sets of models to work from. Joke, joke, joke.
Anyway, we will be depressed together if not miles apart and for much the same reasons.
So I had better go and find my mojo. It must be out there somewhere. Anyone seen it? Go home weekend next Friday. Can't wait.
10-21-2012, 12:05 AM
Sorry I haven't been on here. Winding down the days with Mom. Only a couple left and we'll be taking her back. I have to work tomorrow and Monday so I was trying to spend as much time as possible with her these last few days. Have barely been on the computer. I've been with her for 5 weeks straight now - said we haven't spent this much time together since before I got married :rofl: I do admit that as much as I've enjoyed her here - save for a few moments when we didn't see eye to eye :boxing: but quickly got over it :hug: - I really am looking forward to some total peace and quiet. And catching up on my recorded tv shows which have been piling up unwatched. I think I've watched one hour of the Amazing Race on Sunday - only because with the programming you can never tell when it's actually going to start due to delays and overruns in the football game. But other than that, we've spent alot of time talking. Will be headed back this week for a quick drop off and turn around. After that I can catch up with y'all.
Michelle - sorry you are having mixed signals at work. I hope the job situation is better on the west coast. I was going to say that you could probably pack a few more boxes if you didn't waste your time on that Packers game :rollpin: :rofl: :lol3: What are you going to become a Raiders fan now? ;)
Oh great - ads on this site now for a topless show in Las V. Just what I want to see. NOT. What does that have to do with a diet and fitness site????
Annie - happy birthday to little Jake. How the year rushed through. He had a shaky beginning but looks so cute and healthy now. Thank goodness. I hope Sassy will not be fussy with potty runs.
Shad - what's with hating on Darwin? I thought it was Sydney you didn't like? Must be nothing much interesting to see and too much heat and humidity.
Laura - hope you have a great time visiting Mom. I finished reading the Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. Wierd book. Almost gave up on it but it had a surprise twist the last 50 pages. Not sure why this is on the best seller list. Glad you got to meet another Worldly. I think you hold the record for the most meet and greets or maybe you are about to overtake Shad.
Hi Mel :wave: Sorry the people in the office are acting like spoiled brats. Good of you to duck in, back out quickly and zoom down the hall as fast as you can.
Ellen - hope you don't get screwed on the new compensation packages. :(
Mrs Turtle - sounds like married life is agreeing with you and Poo Bear :love:
Ceejay -hope you are doing ok. Enjoy your trip away - hope the sinuses give you a break.
Gotta hit the sack now. Will be in spotty contact this week what with working and travelling but will be thinking of you and back as soon as I can. Hold the fort down chicks.
GOOD MORNING CHICKS
I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THESE HALLOWEEN STRAWBERRIES!
THEY ARE JUST TOO CUTE.
YESTERDAY WAS A GOOD ONE. QUIET AND SLOW.
LAST NIGHT AT 10 PM MY BOSS CALLED.
SHE IS AT HER WITS ENDS WITH MAINTENANCE.
2 MEN DIDN'T ANSWER HER CALL BUT TOLD HER TO TRY THE 3RD GUY.
NO ONE CALLED BACK & I FELL ASLEEP:dunno:
NO ONE IS FACING FACTS EXCEPT ME.
THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN OFF THE LEASH SO LONG,
EACH ONE THEY THINKS THEY OWN AND RUN THE PLACE.
ALL CHIEFS & NO INDIANS.
I HAVE NOTHING PLANNED FOR TODAY.
STILL COOL & WINDY.
YESTERDAY WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT WITHOUT THIS WIND.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY:moped:
LAURA....GLAD TO SEE YOU ARRIVED SAFE & SOUND ON THE 1ST LEG.
THE TODDLER SECTION??? :rofl: :rofl:
ENJOY THE TIME WITH MOM:hug:
SHAD...OUR FRASSING MOJOS ARE PROBABLY OUT ROMPING AROUND TOGETHER!!
IF I CATCH THEM I'LL SEND YOURS HOME. YOU DO THE SAME.
THIS FRIGGING CRAP IS DRAINING. THAT'S WHY THE BOSS CALLED.
I AM DOING MY BEST TO IGNORE IT.
A FRIEND VISITED ME LAST WEEK AND SAID IT'S BECAUSE I'M NOT DOWN THERE TO CALM THE WAVES. "THE BUFFER".
WELL TOO FRASSING BAD. (they need to learn how to get along)
YOU ARE SO RIGHT WITH WHAT'S GOING ON WITH YOU TOO.
SAME CRAP HERE. NO ONE WANTS THE CHANGES THAT ARE NEEDED.
THE GOVT HIRES DINGBATS FOR LOWER WAGES.
LETS THEM RUN RAMPANT FOR YEARS.
THEN TRIES TO PUT LEASHES ON.
OF COURSE THERE IS ANARCHY IN THE KINGDOM:queen:
I AM SITTING HERE MAD BUT LAUGHING AT THE ABSURDITY OF IT ALL :rofl: :rofl:
SENDING YOU MANY HUGS MY LIL' SIS:hug:
GET THE CAR AND FIND A PLACE TO GO. A DESTINATION.
NO WANDERING AROUND....IT DOES MAKE DEPRESSION WORSE:dizzy:
HOW DO I KNOW???? I TRIED THAT :lol3: :lol3:
HAPPY........I HAD TO READ YOUR LAST SENTENCE TWICE.
THOUGHT YOU SAID "WILL BE IN POTTY CONTACT" :lol3: :lol3:
WELL AT LEAST IT GAVE ME A GOOD LAUGH!! ROFLMAO
I AM GLAD THE VISIT IS GOING OK AND YOU GALS HAD GOOD CHATS.
BUT I DOP KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO HAVE YOUR "SPACE" INVADED.
IT'S LIKE ALIENS LANDED SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE.
WE ARE CREATURES OF HABIT. HANG IN THERE :hug:
ARE YOU & DH DRIVING HER BACK AND JUST TURNING AROUND??
HOPE THE NEXT FEW DAYS GO WELL:hug:
10-21-2012, 10:43 PM
Don't even get me started on what is happening today. Sent out to Highway house to work! They don't know I am coming. Find my desk. What happens when the guy wants it back - dunno, we're working on it.
Fob key doesn't work on this building. Have to find someone to let me in and out - and guess what. The toilet is on the outside of the security door. So I can go to the loo, but can't come back to work unless someone walks in.
Had to get a cab out to here because the person I was supposed to go with didn't turn up. Cabbie had an opinion on EVERYTHING. Loudly.
I'm not feeling great. That doesn't help, but I need to drink fluid and that could be a problem in itself.
WE DO LOVE YOU SHAD....HOPE THAT HELPS:hug:
WHAT A FRASSING HORRIBLE WAY TO BEGIN YOUR WEEK.
SORRY THE DAY WAS SO SCREWED UP.
WHAT CAN I SAY??? DID YOU EVER GET THE KEY??
AND WHY IS THE LOO SO FAR FROM THE WORK AREA & LOCKED OUT??
GEEZ!! THE WORKINGS OF THE GOVT CONTINUE TO AMAZE ME.
DISFUNCTION AT IT'S BEST!!
STAY STRONG SHADDIE.
:cofdate: MORNING CHICKS.
NOTHING NEW HERE.
QUIET DAY AND NIGHT.
ONLY ONE DOORBELL.
THE DOORS WOULDN'T CLOSE BECAUSE OF FALLEN LEAVES FLYING.
I USED MY HAND VAC AND DID THE JOB.
JUST DIDN'T WANT TO DEAL WITH MAINTENANCE! :rofl:
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY TO YOU ALL.
10-22-2012, 09:28 AM
Fairly quiet out this way too. We are getting a taste of the last days of warmth - in the low 60's with sunshine but I'm stuck in the store and don't get to see any of it. By the time I'm off again, it will be back in the low 40's for a high temperature :( Better get those holiday lights on before the freeze sets in. Hard to think it's time to think of that already. Can't believe we've been here almost a year now. Time sure has whizzed by...
Sorry you are having such a rough time at this latest account Shad. Sounds like the worst one ever. How long will this torture last? It actually sounds quite awful...
Have no fear, Mel with her trusty Dustbuster saves the day :rofl: It's amazing how you can solve most problems with just a little common sense. Too bad you have more in your pinky Mel than the whole office put together :rolleyes:
Just wanted to stop in and say hi. I will be back at the end of the week when things quiet down. Or maybe not until next week since I have a busy work schedule at the end of the week. Oh my poor feet!
Be good kids!
10-22-2012, 10:10 AM
Good Monday Morning....was a great weekend except for the nagging headache that lingered from Friday till well...now. Down to a slight nag so doing better. Popping anything related to pain relief.
Lil Man's birthday party was standing room only. With family from both sides and friends, it was packed. He got so many toys and clothes, I am sure there will be no place for storing them. As soon as Sam "blesses" the pictures I took, I will post them. "Mom, do NOT post any pix on FB or any where till I see the pictures." Whatever! lol Jacob wasn't interested in the cake, gave him a taste of it and he screwed up his face and stuck his tongue out. That was a laugh, too bad I didn't have the camera ready.
Yesterday was peaceful. Got up and made veggie omelets and coffee for breakfast. C went fishing on the pond from noon til 2:30 then we went to Taco Bell and picked up lunch for us and Dad. Spent the remainder of the afternoon at dads. We are having a hard time getting him to go out of the house with us since his ordeal in the hospital. Me thinks he is afraid he might fall or something. My oldest brother and I are going to work on him this week. This is grocery day with my brother, so we are anxious to see if he will go. I think brother might "make" him go.
LAURA....We had rain all night Friday nite till about 7am. It cleared up and was sunny, breazy and about 60 degrees for lil man's party...not too bad for October. I am sure the flight attendants can find somewhere to stuff your carry on bad, maybe not near you, but it will be stuffed somewhere...lol
CHELLE...sorry to hear of your work woes, keep you head down and work hard. Hugs
MELLIE....there a days I like being by myself a lot also. C went fishing for a couple of hours yesterday and I watched the Hallmark channel...lol
SHADDIE...I do remember the Thumper rabbit. Actually I had a friend in high school that went by the name Thumper. She was shaped like a bowling pin...bottom heavy...so everyone called her Thumper.
HAPPY...have some wonderful momma time...sorry work is cramming that up.
CEEG...hope your trip is going well and you are feeling good.
ELLEN...hope your magical powers are working! lol
Have a great Monday/Tuesday all
Loves and hugs.
10-22-2012, 06:35 PM
Got back this afternoon around 2.30 p.m. A good drive both ways. The fall foliage was spectacular on the way up to Branson. Went there first to see sis's condo. Then Saturday went to as they call it the northern home in Ash Grove. Mo. She babysat with her grandson and he's a joy even though he had bronchitis. Bless him. He was really good with the nebulizer. Sunday she had the kid's over for lunch. Got to visit with every one. Woke up both Saturday and Sunday mornings with red eyes and eyes almost swollen shut but that soon went away. Think it was all the tree pollen.
We're having Indian Summer here. The last taste of summer.
10-22-2012, 07:32 PM
Quick hello. :wave: need to catch up on your posts but I'm ripping through my data plan due to a lack of free wifi opportunities, so I'll have to ration it very carefully for the next 24 days, lol.
Probably won't check in til Wed. Nice weather here & lovely autumn color. TTFN!
10-23-2012, 04:26 AM
Sounds like Laura is having fun.
Not much to report here. Wish sleep was better, maybe that's why I am so grumpy.
IT'S A COCOA KIND OF DAY. BREEZY & COOL.
I CAN SIT AND WATCH THE LEAVES FLY BY. :beach:
LIFE IS QUIET ON THE EASTERN FRONT.
I AM ENJOYING THE DOWN TIME.
THE ALARMS WERE REALLY GOING THERE FOR AWHILE.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY :encore:
HAPPY....TOO TRUE! COMMON SENSE IS NOT THEIR STRONG SUIT!!
I CRACKED UP WHEN I READ YOUR REPLY:rofl: :rofl:
IF I TOLD YOU SOME OF THE STUFF THAT GOES ON HERE.....
YOU GALS WOULD ACCUSE ME OF MAKING IT UP.
HAVE GOOD TALKS WITH MOM. MAKE SOME MEMORIES OF THE VISIT:hug:
ANNIE....HOPE YOU AND BRO CAN GET DAD GOING AGAIN.
HE'S FACING HIS VLUNERABILITY. SOMETIMES HARDER ON MEN THAN WOMEN.
THEY LOOK AT THEMSELVES AN THE BREAD WINNER & SUPER HERO.
SENDING YOU ALL GOOD THOUGHTS :hug:
HAD A LAUGH AT JAKE & THE CAKE. TOO CUTE:hb:
CEEJAY...:welcome: HOME!!!! HOW GREAT TO HAVE SEEN EVERYONE.
I CAN IMAGINE THE LEAVES ON THE TRIP. MUST HAVE BEEN GORGEOUS.
YOUR EYES SOUND LIKE JEN'S. & RICHIE'S WERE ATY THE TRAILER.
HOPE THEY FEEL BETTER NOW YOU ARE BACK TO YOU OWN TREES.:hug:
LAURA....JUST HAVE A GOOD TIME. DON'T WORRY ABOUT CATCHING UP.
IF SOMETHING IMPORTANT HAPPENS....LIKE LITTERY WINS....WE'LL LET YOU KNOW!!
SHAD.....HOPE YOU ARE CATCHING UP WITH YOUR SLEEPhttp://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smileys/count-sheep-smiley.gif?1292867576
10-23-2012, 09:16 AM
It's good to be home. I was busy last night on the phone. My neice in California delivered a 4 pound 24 oz baby girl last night. She wasn't due till November. The dr had to do an emergency c-section. Mother and daughter are doing fine.
Enjoy your time with mom.
I did have a good time with my sis and her family. Glad the alarms were silent.
JENNIFER JUST MADE THE Sweet Basil & Oregano Bruschetta Chicken WITH ANNIE'S McCormick's SPICE PACKET SHE SENT.
JEN SAYS THE SMELL IN THE APARTMENT IS TO DIE FOR AND IT TASTES WONDERFUL.
WHEN RICHIE GETS HOME WE'RE EATING EARLY DINNER SO NO LUNCH FOR US :hun: :drool:
Good Morning the day before Hump day and for Hump Day also. I am taking a vacay day Wednesday and going fishing with my man. Indian summer here also. Tomorrow hi is 80 and sunny!! Just to enjoy some down time together. It is so much fun. Might take Sass-a-roo with us. Have not decided on that one yet.
Last night was pretty low key. Made tacos for dinner, cleaned the kitchen and did a load of laundry. Nothing much else, held Sass in the lazyboy for a bit till she got too wild for just sitting. Likes to run and play. She chases me from the living room to the hallway, nose dives, rolls, then flips over on her back in front of you. Way too cute.
CEEG....welcome back safe and sound. Lets see 4lbs 24 oz is like 5lbs 8 oz, isn't it? Anyway, glad momma and babe are doing well. Indian Summer here too!
LAURA...howdy right back at cha. Have fun on vacay.
SHADDIE...sorry to hear of your sleep woes, but can relate more than I would like to admit...might try a half of a tylenol PM. Much more than that and I drag the next day.
MELLIE...we are having fantabulous weather this week. 80s all week long then come Sunday the high will be 40. Blah. Not much of a cocoa fan but will join you with a chai tea. You are going to love the chicken, omgoodness my mouth is watering just thinking about it. YUM.
Hellos to the rest of yas.
Have a marvelous Tues/Weds.
Loves and hugs
10-23-2012, 03:16 PM
Heard from my neice this morning. The babies glucose level is not where the doctor wants it to be so they have taken her premie care just in case they need to start and i.v. My neice is kinda upset cause she can't be with her. I haven't heard from her this afternoon. Got tickled at her this morning at a comment about the dad had to change her diaper.
10-23-2012, 05:47 PM
Ceejay - sounds like what the DS1 went through with granddaughter. All will become good given time. At least she is in a place where help will be given when needed. Tell Mum to relax and vege out until she has the baby back. It might be the last rest she gets for a while. If she panics about it then she will end up like the DS1's partner - weird!
10-23-2012, 06:00 PM
Girls....I am struggling with a couple of things and need your support and love. First...I have quit drinking...joined AA...even tho it is not that bad, just wanted the support. Secondly...I hate my job so badly I am willing to take a severe cut in pay just to get away from it. C supports me, but it is killing me. My job..is not my new management but the associates in my office making my life miserable. I am so sorry to dump on you all and know that there are more serious things in life to worry about...i.e...CHELLE...you need the support more than I...hugs
10-23-2012, 09:33 PM
Finally getting some time to post. I had a great trip to Chicago, my return flight was delayed, I didn't get home until 2:45AM and had to be at work at 8:30am to give a 9AM presentation. This weekend went on a first date, don't know if i'll have another one. On sunday laundry etc. Monday night went to the Dallas Arbortum and saw a Chihuly exhibit, he does glass installations. Very beautiful. Today and tomorrow work conference... I wonder when I am going to get any work done. Oh, well.
Annie - Always here to support you, If you feel AA is what you need than I am happy for your decision. I am so sorry to hear about the dram about your job. Is there anything you can do, maybe talk to HR? Makes a long day when you hate your job. Hang in there sweetie..
Ceejay - congrats on your grand niece..I will keep her in my prayers..
Mel - Your picture for dinner looks yummy...
Happy - glad your getting some time with your mom.
Laura - have you taken your trip yet? If no, safe travels. If yes, I hope you had a good visit.
Shad - I hope your having a better day.
Mitchellez - sending you hugs..
10-23-2012, 09:43 PM
Annie - I am sure there is support and love here enough to go around. :hug: for both you and Michelle.
I didn't realise you were a heavy drinker. That can certainly add to depression and feelings of failure. :hug:
Just let it all hang and we will have to see what can be done about your job. I'm sure there must be other things you can do.
10-24-2012, 02:12 AM
Mel - I wish I was there for dinner. Instead I will go home to pork chop, mash, peas and onions. Can you tell I am running out of food in preparation to going home this weekend. Can't wait. Although today has been more productive than others. I actually feel somewhat wanted today.
Patty - sounds like you and Laura had fun at the restaurant and had a good chat. Well done. Hope you get to meet some more chicks along the way.
Slept much better last night. Hope that carries on tonight. Better run along to the loo and get mentally prepared to get out of here in the 16:21 rush. That's the time everyone leaves around here.
10-24-2012, 07:53 AM
:cofdate: GOOD MORNING GALS
TODAY IS MEETING DAY. YUCK
JUST NOT IN THE MOOD. AM I EVER? :rofl:
THE DRAMA CONTINUES AND HAS GONE UP A NOTCH.
NOW THE HEAD HONCHO IS INVOLVED.
OH JOY....OH JOY.
NOT MUCH NEW WITH ME.
HAD A VISIT WITH JEN AND THAT WAS IT.
JJUST DOING ODD JOBS UP HERE AND KEEPING MY NOSE CLEAN.
HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE.
ANNIE...OK CHAI TEA IT IS!
HAVE A GREAT DAY OFF.
HOPE YOU CATCH SOME FISH & ENJOY THE INDIAN SUMMER.
WE'RE LOSING OURS TO THAT FRASSING HURRICANE.
IT'S COMING UP THE COAST:tantrum:
ANNIE....JUST READ THE SECOND POST.
FIRST...NO ONE PERSON HERE DESERVES MORE THAN ANOTHER.
WE'RE ALL EQUAL. SO GET THAT IDEA OUT OF YOUR HEAD.
SECOND...I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR YOU REACHED OUT FOR HELP.
YOU CAN LEARN SO MUCH ABOUT YOURSELF.
IT'S TIME TO TAKE CARE OF ANNIE FOR A CHANGE.
I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE JOB.
PRAYING YOU FIND AN ANSWER TO RELIEVE THE STRESS.
YOU HAVE HAD A ROUGH LIFE & YOUR SHOULDERS COULD USE A REST.
WE'RE HERE WHEN YOU NEED ANY OF US:hug:
CEEJAY.....ALL WILL BE WELL SOON WITH THE BABE.
SHAD IS RIGHT. THIS OFTEN HAPPENS WITH PREEMIES.
TELL THE MOM TO HANG IN THERE AND PUT HER FEET UP.
SHE COULD USE THIS TIME TO GET OVER THE BIRTH AND REST.
KEEP US POSTED AND STAY CALM:hug:
PATTY....WELL YOU ARE ONE BUSY WOMAN.
ENJOY THE EXHIBIT. IT SOUNDED GREAT.
SOMETHING FOR ME TO GOOGLE:rofl:
HOPE THINGS SLOW DOWN A BIT SO YOU CAN GET THE WORK DONE.
SHAD....HAPPY TO HEAR THE DAY WAS BETTER.
SO MUCH NICER TO BE NEEDED:hug:
BUT THEN WE NEED YOU HERE TOO....WITH THE WHIP!!:rofl:
BET YOU ARE GLAD YOU'RE GOING HOME THIS WEEKEND.
TIME TO DEFRAG THE BRAIN.
MIGHT HELP WITH THE SLEEPING TOO.
I HELPED A FRIEND WRITING A RESPONSE TO A "CHARGE".
(as you can tell the drama escalated last week)
I CAME UP HERE AND WENT RIGHT TO BED.
WOKE UP AT 2:50 AM WIDE AWAKE:cry:
SENDING YOU SOME SLEEPY THOUGHTS :wizard:
10-24-2012, 07:59 AM
INCASE ANYONE IS INTERESTED THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE THIS
DEEPAK CHOPRA OF PBS TV FAME IS HAVING ANOTHER FREE 21 DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE.
IT BEGINS NOVEMBER 5TH AND THEY SEND OUT DAILY E-MAILS.
THIS ONE IS CALLED "CREATING ABUNDANCE".
THE LAST ONE WAS "FREE TO LOVE".
I FOUND SOME PEACE OF MIND AND LOWERED MY BLOOD PRESSURE. EVEN THE DR WAS AMAZED.
THIS IS THE LINK:
10-24-2012, 10:53 AM
Morning all. Quick hello. Back in the office after my long weekend visiting my mom. I'll have to catch up on the posts later. I couldn't get into my e-mail via my smart phone while I was gone so I have a bunch of catching up to do.
Having lunch with a friend who was in town just overnight, leaves today around 2-ish. She's strange so this will be interesting, to say the least.
I have this "something" going on in my throat that is making me cough like crazy. It's like I was fighting a cold and taking cold-eze and then it just settled in my throat. Didn't hurt, just a bit of congestion in there for a couple days, but now I'm coughing. Nothing much comes up, but what does is not clear, so I'm going to the walgreens clinic at some point today to get it checked out. I feel fine otherwise, but I've been coughing for a week now and gone through a jillion cough drops and drank water up to my eyeballs. So done with this.
Okay, done whining. Meeting at 10. Off to the restroom first. TTFN!
10-24-2012, 02:38 PM
Hope you feel better. The tree pollen in the Springfield area is extremely high.
:hug: Good for you in taking time to take care of yourself. We are diffinately here for you.
I know you will be glad to get back home. However, your dinner of pork chops sounds good.
Good idea to stay out of the office drama. I'm going to check in to the meditation.
we miss you but know that you are busy.
My sis usually takes me to the Arboredum (sp) while I'm visiting. It's a beautiful place. Glad you are back home.
Baby and mother are doing better. My neice was able to walk on her own this morning and she's happy to have got to nurse the baby as well. She said she held her almost two hours. After Annie's ordeal with her gs I realized this would probably happen.
10-24-2012, 08:51 PM
posting 2 days in a row... :carrot:
Mel - Thanks for letting us know about the meditation. I did the last one and I loved it. Nov. 5th.. I will have to make note on my calendar.
Laura - glad you had a good visit with your mother. I hope you have a good visit with your friend... maybe she will surprise you..:D
Ceejay - So happy that your niece was able to hold her baby girl. Keeping her in prayers.
Shad - your dinner sounds good too. Yes, it was a good visit with Laura, she has a beautiful home and wonderful man... and cute puppy dog...
Another day of training. The weather is beautiful here, we are expecting a cold front this weekend.
THE MEETINGS WENT ON FOREVER.
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THE WEEK WAS GOING TO NICELY FOR IT TO LAST.
THE DRAMA HAS COME TO A HEAD AND DEALT WITH LAST NIGHT.
I WENT DOWN 2 HRS EARLY TO COACH A FRIEND.
PROPER WORDING AND ALL THAT.
THANK GOD IT WORKED AND SHE DID FINE...MORE THAN FINE.
I AM VERY PROUD OF HER THAT SHE STOOD HER GROUND.
EVERYTHING WAS OFF THE RECORD AND IN A PRIVATE OFFICE.
NOW THERE IS ONE THING LEFT TO DO AND "HE" BETTER DO IT.
THEN ALL SHOULD BE BACK TO OUR VERSION OF NORMAL DISFUNCTIONALITY.
I FEEL RELIEVED AND I IMAGINE SHE WILL TOO.
BIG WEIGHT LIFTED OFF HER SHOULDERS AND OUT OF HER FILE TOO.
ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL.
IT'S RAINING FOR A CHANGE AND JEN IS GOING TO THE STORE.
WE JUST NEED A FEW WEEKEND GOODIES.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:
CEEJAY.....I HOPE YOU DO LOOK INTO IT.
MEDITATION IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL & ALL THAT AILS US.
I ONCE THOUGHT IT WAS STUPID AND "FOREIGN"....
BUT NOW LOVE HOW I FEEL AS THE DAYS GO ON.
I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR MOM & BABE ARE DOING SO WELL.
I LOVE NEW BABIES!!:bb:
LAURA.....MAKE SURE YOU DO GET THAT THROAT LOOKED AT.
DON'T MAKE ME COME THERE AND HURT YOU :rollpin:
:welcome: HOME TOO!!! WE MISS OUR CHICKS WHEN THEY ARE MISSING:hug:
HOPE THE LUNCH WITH A "STRANGE" FRIEND WAS OK:rofl:
YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH THAT ONE.
I DON'T THINK I KNOW ANY NORMAL PEOPLE NOW I THINK OF IT!:lol3:
HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON:getwell:
PATTY....I LOVED THE LAST ONE....WHICH WAS MY FIRST TIME
MEDITATING ON A REGULAR BASIS.
HOPE YOU GET TIME TO DO THIS ONE TOO. WE ARE WORTH IT:hug:
SEND ME SOME OF THAT GOOD WEATHER......OURS IS TOO SOGGY:rain:
:grouphug:SENDING LOVE OUT TO OUR MISSING FRIENDS.
STAY STRONG AND TAKE TIME OUT TO BE GENTLE TO YOURSELVES:hug:
10-25-2012, 09:10 AM
Hi ladies -
Sorry I've been away so long. I've been so busy at work, busy packing, and riding an emotional rollercoaster. There were several days lately when I didn't think I'd pass my 90 day probation because my boss gave me mixed signals, and then I had to figure out contingency plans. I didn't know where I'd be living or where I'd be working, etc. in November. Or how soon I'd have to arrange to move to CA, and what the implications of moving to CA so quickly would have on the divorce and/or the lease I signed. Very stressful.
So now I know that I passed my 90-day probation and even though my boss has concerns about my performance, I know that now that the "crazy time" of my freakout over my husband's affair and our pending divorce is mostly passed, I can focus on work.
He and I are getting along, and things aren't as tense in the house. And since his girlfriend arrived here from CA last night and is leaving Monday morning, he will be out of the house until Monday night. He's taking her around Wisconsin showing her the sights, trying to get her to fall in love with it here, as I did so many years ago. Whatever. At least he's not bringing her to my house. :) And I get several days at the house just me and the dogs. :) Though I do have a friend coming over from time to time this weekend to help me pack. :) I'm roughly 90% done packing the downstairs and 50% done packing the upstairs. All that's left is the craft loft...and there will be lots of craft supplies going to Goodwill or Salvation Army.
I'm so looking forward to my new place. It's so lovely. When I thought I wasn't going to pass my 90 day probation at work, I had to cancel the lease...and they tried to find another renter...and I would still be responsible for the rent until they found someone. Luckily, when I got a more clear message from my boss that I wasn't under any disciplinary action, I called the landlord back and told her that I still wanted to rent the place. :) I will start moving stuff over on Nov. 1, with the "big move" happening on Nov. 3.
My soon-to-be-ex said that if I don't get everything moved out that weekend, I can go through the rest of the stuff and move it later. Since there is so much stuff, that's probably what's going to have to happen.
I'm sorry that I'm so far behind on personals. I think of you chicks a lot and you're all in my prayers.
I'll try and catch up on personals when I have a minute or two to breathe.
Thank you for all your love and support.
Much love and many hugs,
10-25-2012, 10:03 AM
Seems we are short this week. Life goes on.
Update on the baby. She's not strong enough yet to feed on her own but she's trying so they have inserted a feeding tube and my niece is still trying to feed her as well. She's so small that she has no body fat to help keep her warm so she is still in the what I call it an incubator. Sure do miss being around the little boy, sis's grandson.
I've been using my fitness pal to log my food an exercise and I'm making adjustments each day in my eating habits. The scale is finally going down.
I looked at the web sight. I've been wanting to meditate but really didn't understand the principals behind it. Think I'll give it a try.
How are things going today?
Hang in there.
10-25-2012, 11:39 AM
Ceejay – Congrats on the birth of your grand-niece! :) Only a matter time before she catches up to where she should be and will be able to go home with mom and dad. My scale’s been inching down too. I’ll have to risk jinxing myself and update my profile display and perhaps get a ticker back in my signature. I already track that in SparkPeople, so I guess it can wait. Sorry your allergies kicked in because of the tree pollen, but the foliage was gorgeous. On my flight in, I was able to enjoy it from the air when we were descending for our landing. It’s still very nice here too, but the wind these past couple days and then the cold coming in tonight will probably bring an end to it all.
Michelle – I’m glad you’ve made it through probation with your job, and that you’re better able to focus on it and dispel the boss’s reservations. It’ll be so nice for you to have the whole weekend to yourself in the house with the dogs! Enjoy! :) Sounds like a lot of progress has been made with the packing, and I hope this weekend is a nice blend of productivity and fun/relaxation with the doggies. :)
Shad – Gosh, hope you got the security situation sorted out at the highway house – that sounds very unworkable! My company has 4 floors in this building, but the one our department is on is only half ours, so the bathroom is outside our office space and we have to enter a code to get into the restrooms. And we can’t forget our keycards because we need that to get back in! If I didn’t clip my keycard to my clothes, I’d be locked out on a regular basis, lol. Have you arranged a car rental for this weekend, or is this a travel weekend?
Happy – Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time with your mom. I imagine you might be on the road right now to take her back home - wishing you safe travels. I’m sure you will miss each other, but no doubt you will also appreciate getting back to your normal routines. Yes, we now record The Good Wife on Sunday night, so we have to watch out for football causing the schedule to go goofy. I taught my mother how to schedule/record tv shows with her new DVR setup while I was down there, but when football interrupts her 60 Minutes broadcast, not much you can do. I suppose I need to tell her to just record the usual time block and the next one just in case… Well, based on your opinion, I don’t suppose I’ll go back to the Elizabeth D book. The next book club book is a Stephen King novel – Dolores Claiborne. Sounds grim, but I haven’t read a King novel in ages, so I’m up for it. Is the road paving project done yet?
Annie – I’m so sorry work is so horrible for you right now. :( Are these new employees who are making your life miserable, or existing? Maybe a job change could be the answer, but take your time - there definitely could be other options. Well, if you thought you might have an alcohol problem or were on your way to one, I’m sure glad you’re getting some support for yourself. We’re here for you too of course!! :hug: Today’s the last of the mild weather for us – gonna get cold tonight. Enjoy it while you can! How was your vacation day yesterday?
Patty – You sound busy at work. So hard to get caught up when you’re taken out of your normal day-to-day routine to do training, etc. One of the conservatories here had some Chihuly glass incorporated into one of their gardens years ago – so beautiful. My mom and I went to the Botanical Center and the art museum while I was in SGF and it just reminded me that I need to do things like that more frequently – it’s good for the soul to see such beauty and creativity.
Mel – I hope the drama has died down now – sounded like a big to-do. So unproductive to be dealing with the dysfunction instead of real work issues. It’s a wonder anything gets done. Thanks for the meditation link. I’ll have to look at that.
Hope I didn’t miss anyone!
So I got an appointment with my doctor yesterday late afternoon and left work early to get there. However, turns out she’s one of those responsible (or is it sadistic??) doctors who doesn’t want to contribute to the creation of antibiotic resistant bugs. So, no z-pack for Laura. She said that in spite of the very common misperceptions out there re green crud signifying a bacterial infection, most of the time it is indeed a virus and just needs to run its course, and it could be WEEKS for that to happen. Bleh. Now we know NOT to go to my doc for this kind of thing, LOL. Shoulda just gone to the Walgreens clinic after all, haha. :dunno: Bf, who had wanted me to see the doc was ticked off at the result (because his doc is quick to hand out rx’s), but at least he won’t hound me to be seeing the doc anymore for this. And I can also report to my mum that I saw the doc. The boss was happy I’d gotten an appoint with my own doc vs. the clinic yesterday, but she’ll probably also be surprised I didn’t get an rx of any sort…However, it seems this Robitussin DM I picked up last night is working better than the Delsym, so I’m hoping I won’t drive everyone around me nuts with the coughing.
I have a hair appointment tonight, and that’s about it. Can’t wait for the weekend to be here, even if it’s going to be cold.
Okay, back to it.
10-25-2012, 11:53 AM
Well I lost my post...so one more time...
Fishing yesterday was great! We caught around 60 fish but only brought back 20 for cleaning and eating. We put the fish on ice till tonight and clean them. Mostly crappie, a few perch, silvers and bluegill. We stopped by dad’s on the way home to show him our catch. We made him walk out to the back of the SUV to look at what we caught (to get him a few extra steps in his day). He was amazed and excited about it. He even picked up one of the crappie’s by the tail and held it up. Lol.
CEEG…I am doing a bit better today. Thank you for asking. Praying for the wee one. You will be amazed at the growth day by day. First hand experience with lil man when he was born.
SHADDIE…it is not so much that I am a heavy drinker. It is just when I drink, I keep on drinking till I am stupid. I just don’t want to be like that or cause any issue because of it. It has a lot to do with bariatrics and how alcohol affects us. Not placing blame, just sayin’ Glad you got some much needed rest and hope it continues. I don’t know how you live out of your suitcase, traveling so much. I would have broken arms from carrying my girlie girl stuff…lol
LAURA…glad the visit with momma went well and you are home safely.
PATTY…sometimes I like going to training just to get away from the everyday stuff in the office.
MELLIE…thank you for the kind words. You always know just what to say to make it all better. You are a wonderful person. Better hunker down with hurricane Sandy coming along. Yikes!
CHELLE….still sending good thoughts and warm prayers. Keep your head up sister.
ELLEN….bout time for you to come up for air sister.
That is about it for me…I have a 1:30 and 3:30 meeting today. Blah…The 1:30 is with HR to vent some of this disarray.
Loves and Hugs…
10-25-2012, 12:00 PM
Laura...you are my sneaker inner....my doc is like your doc...if you are not dying, have a fever, and a few other ailments, no meds for you. (No soup for you) the soup ****. Hope you are feeling better.
The drama here is with existing employees. Mainly just one. I cannot stand. Everyone can't stand him. He is the biggest a$$ ever. I am talking with HR this afternoon. I am thinking of changing jobs, just hate going through the process of it tho.
Enjoy your hair appt. It always relaxes me, maybe that is what I need. lol.
10-25-2012, 02:40 PM
Annie - I'm sending you much love, hugs and prayers, sweet sista! Do whatever you need to do to be happy.
10-25-2012, 02:43 PM
10-25-2012, 06:40 PM
It is a good morning too. I'm going home for the weekend so it will be a good weekend.
I've read through the posts and will try to answer them at the airport today but don't bet on it, maybe tonight when I get in. The DS2 tells me that the satellite tv pay tv whatever you want to call it is not working AGAIN so I need to have a look at that and see if I can get it working. Pain. It really is a nuisance being so far away for so long.
Anyway, I have to move along and get sorted for the day. We have a couple of problems on the plate - when do we not? and I'd better go talk to the Scotsman about the 1st. Pity I will only understand about a third of what he says. That's life
10-25-2012, 08:18 PM
Just logged in, back home again. Breezing through the posts, will probably catch up tomorrow.
Just wanted to say Laura that Dolores Claiborne is my MOST FAVORITE NOVEL! It's so NOT typical Steven King. Was turned into a movie with Kathy Bates years ago. I highly recommend the book. Especially if you like fiesty women ;)
10-26-2012, 08:01 AM
SEEMS LIKE A LOT OF US BREEZED THRU THE ;OSTS.
SORRY I AM ONE OF THEM TOO.
NOT FEELING WELL.
IT'S NO SURPRISE TO ME I HAVE A SINUS INFECTION.
IT'S ROBBING ME OF MY STRENGTH WITH THE MEDS.
HOPE TO BE BACK SOON.
JUST TOO EXHAUSTED FOR WORDS RIGHT NOW.
CEEJAY....SAYING PRAYERS AND SENDING A GOOD THOUGHT TO THE BABY:bb:
JEN HAD A SIMILAR PROBLEM AND IS TALL & HEALTHY:hug:
KEEP GOOD THOUGHTS IN YOUR HEAD.
10-26-2012, 08:23 AM
Good Friday Morning Everyone!
Cleaned fish last night, got enough for 5 dinners. Yum. Just ate my last cucumber (very small, maybe 3" long) in cottage cheese with a yellow and red tomato too. Very good brekkie.
Gonna breeze through also as I want to wrap this day of work up and maybe scoot out early.
Have a marvelous Friday/Saturday!!
Loves and Hugs
10-26-2012, 09:16 AM
My niece told me last night that the babies doctor wanted her to stay in the hospital for another 7 to 8 days. She was concerned. But I told her about Annie's grandson being a premie when he was born. But of course being the babies mother she is still concerned. My sis, her mom, got there last night.
Went to vote early yesterday as I have to work on election day. Also had one of those senior moments and forgot to get my flu shot at work. I was reminded when I saw a poster about flu shots when I was at the pharmacy picking up a Rx they had to order. So I got it there. Worked in the yard for about an hour. But after the rain/cold front is moving through I'll have to rake leaves again.
Brrrr, it's cold this morning.
feel better soon.
10-26-2012, 09:24 AM
Good morning ladies -
I just learned that the ex's GF is here celebrating her birthday...so not only did he spend MY 50th birthday screwing around with her in CA, he's spending her birthday doing the same thing but in WI. What a b**tard! I know, I know...why the heck should I care?! It just makes me mad and a bit hurt. :tantrum: I think it just caught me off guard because he was being nice to me, and apologetic, etc. Not like he wanted to patch things up, and certainly I DO NOT, but that he was sorry to have hurt me.
Anyway, I have to focus on the tasks at hand today. I've got to go to an off-site meeting from 9:30 'till 5. Then I'm supposed to have a counseling appointment, but I really need to get some sorting and packing done. I have a friend coming over tonight to help for a bit and then we're going to watch movies on TV. She's sleeping over...hopefully the dogs having to go out all night won't keep her up. Tomorrow, it's more packing and going to a book reading/signing by a local author. And Sunday it's more packing and watching the Packer game on TV.
I hope you all are doing well.
Sending you all much love and many hugs,
10-26-2012, 10:34 AM
Morning all. TGIF!! :spin:
Michelle - Sounds like you've got a balanced weekend ahead. Enjoy your time without the jerk being around.
Ceejay - Will keep your grand niece in my thoughts and prayers. :bb:
Annie - That's a lot of fish. Hope you can get out of there early today. :crossed: Was the meeting with HR any help to you?
Mel - Big boo on that sinus infection!! :( From your fellow sickie, feel better soon.
Happy - Welcome home!! Thanks for the heads up on the King novel. :) I have the e-book from our book club organizer, but I think I'm gonna get the physical book from the library (I prefer them) and start on it this weekend as I just finished another book.
Shad - Hope you get the tv going and have a lovely weekend.
Hellos to Patty & Mary!!
Nothing much to report. Hair appointment was just fine.
Supposed to be going out with friends on Saturday night, but not feeling very enthused. Not sure the plans have been finalized - it was supposed to be perhaps seeing a band or doing karaoke. I think places are going to be jammed with Halloween partiers - I'd be okay with having a couple drinks and people watching.
Sunday bf and I are going to his mom's place for dinner.
That's about it, so I'll get this posted. C'mon weekend!!
10-26-2012, 11:28 AM
Good morning everyone,
Hoping to get a decent post in but I had to fiddle around as I had one of those ads on site here that interfered with typing a post. Just finished a 5 week stint with Mom. The good news is that she did well, looked good and except for a few occasions when she went into 85 year old stubborn, childish old lady mode, we got along great and enjoyed the visit for the most part. The only thing I longed for was occasional peace and quiet, especially if I had a busy day at the store and just wanted a couple of hours of quiet. With her here I felt like I should always be visiting with her. She is healthy, looking good, her numbers are stable and I have proven to myself that with someone working with her, she can stay on the up side of life. She said she will miss both the company and the care when we both go back to regular life. I told her she is welcome any time and for any length of time. My sister and I both feel that she will quickly fall into her old ways - ie. poor diet, getting hyper mad about stupid stuff like her mail not getting delivered properly :eek: or getting hang up phone calls from solictors :mad: But time will tell... I commiserated a bit with my sister when I could yesterday, she said she goes through the same stuff with my Mom - in fact Sis was laughing when we were at the grocery store and I was almost arguing with my Mom to plan her meals and BUY GROCERIES NOW while we had the car and were able to drive her around and pick up what she needed. :rolleyes: She would not be budged. :dizzy: She relied alot on Healthy Choice brand meals because she didn't want to cook and I showed her that is not an option any more because of the high sodium in processed meals. I just hope the fear of having another congestive heart failure episode (they didn not determine an exact cause of the last one) will be enough to keep her on the straight and narrow with her diet.
Our ride home was pretty miserable. Once we got into Wisconsin we hit heavy, heavy rains. It was difficult driving and I'm glad DH is not bothered by this. One frustration is that it's a 2 lane highway and truckers often took up both lanes and would not move over. With the heavy rains, it was worse with all the water the trucks kicked up. Windshield wipers could not keep up and alot of times we were driving blindly. I would have pulled over if it was me. :yikes: The rain finally let up about 2 hours from home and by the time we headed into town we were seeing little specs of the white stuff in the air. Just flurries, no accumulation. It was nice in Chicago - the last bits of autumn with nice weather. One night DH and I sat on the front stairs in the evening and watched the airplanes fly low over the houses on their way to landing at the airport. I rubbed his back and it reminded me of long, long ago when we were very very young and used to do the same thing when we first met on a nice summer's evening.
I will be glad to get back into my routine again. I haven't watched but an hour of TV in the last 5 weeks - lots of shows backed up on the recorder. We did bring back some Italian Beef and Sausage with us from Portillo's - our favorite. Had a great sandwich last night when we got in. I wanted a pizza but we didn't get the chance to get one and we opted out of picking up some Polish Sausage too as my freezer is pretty full - a lot of what I have in there Mom could not eat for various reasons so I need to plan to use up alot of stuff in the next few weeks. Cold weather is here to stay so some soups and stews are definitely on the agenda. A loaf of fresh baked bread sounds good too.
I'm working the weekend - both days which I wish I wasn't but since I was out most of this week, that's how the schedule worked out. The owner is good about just scheduling me to 3 days a week - I am happy for that although I can see how business really dropped off drastically - at least until hunting season starts which seems to me is there is always something to shoot and kill starting this time of season - grouse, bears, deer, squirrels, wolves, etc. The last 2 week days I worked would have been totally boring if it weren't for talking to owners for a while.
That brings me up to speed. Don't want to lose this post so I will submit this and then go back and catch up on personals.
10-26-2012, 02:34 PM
thought I'd share...
9 Secrets of Longevity
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•Move naturally. “Do your own house and yard work, go up and down your stairs with your laundry, knead your own dough,” Buettner advises. “Incorporate more movement every hour.”
•Know your purpose. “Take time to recognize your values, strengths, talents, passions and gifts,” Buettner says. Reflect, and work on yourself.
•Down shift. Relieve chronic stress by finding time each day to nap, meditate or pray.
•The 80% rule. Cut 20 percent of your daily calories with proven healthy practices: eat a big breakfast, dine with your family, and begin each meal by expressing appreciation.
•Plant slant. Eat mostly plant-based foods, and small portions of meat no more than twice a week.
•Wine at 5. Drinkers live longer than non-drinkers. This longevity tip had one exception: those in the Loma Linda Blue Zone were Seventh Day Adventists, who abstain from alcohol.
•Family first. Living in a loving, thriving family can add up to six years to your life. Work on a positive, committed relationship and stay close to your aging parents and grandparents.
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10-26-2012, 02:51 PM
Back to personals...
Mel - I'm sorry you are feeling under the weather. Looks like you have Frankenstorm heading up your way. Hope you will be ok and able to stock up on some supplies. Maybe the big winds will blow away the sinus schmutz. Probably not. Get better soon :hug: I'm glad you were able to coach one of the office ladies to handle the drama next time.
Laura - bummer that you could not get antibiotics. My doctor was not one to readily hand them out but would if an infection was present. Especially since those tend to come back over and over again. Passed by your area twice on the expressway - was a little mournful at all the good restaurants we had to pass by. You live in a great area ;) . We almost stopped in the neighborhood to check out the old house but opted to keep going which was good considering the storm we were headed into. I think you will enjoy Dolores Claiborne. Glad you got to meet Patty for dinner.
Patty - looks like you had a nice trip to the city. Great pictures you posted!
Shad - I'm sure you are glad to be home for the weekend. Sounds like Darwin is not on the favorites list nor is this account. Hope things get better for you. Did you get through the conversation with the Scotsman? I find that one of the hardest accents to understand. How is spring down under? Hope you get to visit Sophia - they grow so fast.
Ceejay - sending good thoughts for your grandniece. The girls are right - babies may start out at a disadvantage but hopefully with the good medical treatment available, they catch up quickly. How are you feeling? Thanks for reminding me about voting. I think we registered to vote when we got our drivers licenses - I have to check into that.
Michelle - glad you didn't get put on probation at work. Sorry that the ex is being the way he is. Better that you get out of there although I can't see why the hurry to get everything packed and out of there by Nov 3. Although the sooner you cut ties, the better for you. Will Santa be able to handle it on his own once you move into the apartment or will he miss his fur faced family members?
Annie - sorry that you are having issues with the co-workers. I can relate. I know the stress is not good for you but don't jepardize (sp?) yourself to get out of that situation. Good for you for getting some counseling/support. I also understand that aspect. How is C liking his new job now other than long hours and being dog tired? Is he in a better place?
Java - I about fell out of my chair smiling at your video of taking Stinky the Turtle for a walk. SO CUTE!!!!
Gosh - being away from the computer for a few weeks I am so far behind. Blew a good part of my day off trying to catch up and I still have laundry and unpacking to do. Better get downstairs and get busy.
10-27-2012, 04:46 AM
Just got through the post. Did a shift a to start a personal for Annie and the whole thing highlighted and the next key I hit wiped the lot out. Service me right for trying to take shortcuts and have the computer on my knee and using only the stupid mouse pad on the laptop.
No time to go do the lot all over again. So you will need to wait for any revelations until tomorrow. I think I may have slipped and done a Ctrl A rather than the Shift A.
WE ARE ALL LOCKED DOWN & AWAIT SANDY'S VISIT LATE TOMORROW.
YOU CAN FEEL THIS STRANGE LULL BEFORE THE STORM,
WEATHER SO MILD AND "STILL".
IT ACTUALLY FEELS FUNNY ON THE EARS.
I TOLD THE SENIORS NOT TO WATCH THE WEATHER CHANNEL!!!
BUT IF I GO AMONGST THE MISSING, YOU WILL KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.
WE HAVE A LOT OF OLD TREES HERE.
AT LEAST THE BLDG HAS THE GENERATOR TO LIGHT THE HALLS.
THE COPS CALLED AND ASKED FOR MY LANDLINE.
MY CELL PHOINE IS ALREADY ACTING UP. THEIRS TOO.
I FEEL A BIT BETTER AND HAVE A FEW PILLS LEFT TO TAKE.
JUST FEELING A BIT WORN OUT.
OF COURSE THE ALARMS BEGAN LAST NIGHT.
THEY ENDE3D AROUND MIDNIGHT.
THE FULL MOON & AN APPROACHING STORM:faint:
MY FRIEND RECITED THE SPEECH I GAVE HER SO WELL,
THAT THE DRAMA IS SUPPOSEDLY DEAD IN IT'S TRACKS.
WE WILL KNOW MORE AS TIME GOES ON.
THANK GOD I HAVE A MIND FULL OF "BETTER BS" THAN THE NEXT MAN! :lol3: :lol3:
SHE IS OFF AND HAVING A GOOD WEEKEND.
SHE ACTUALLY LAUGHED LAST NIGHT.
I BETTER GO AND EAT & ENJOY THE QUIET MORNING.
CEEJAY.....THANKS FOR THE UPDATES ON THE BABY:bb:
IWILL THINK OF THEM BOTH TODAY AND EVERY DAY TILL THEY GET HOME SAFE:hug:
YOU JUST REMINDED ME THAT JEN NEEDS HER FLU SHOT!!
I BET SHE FORGOT TOO. WAS TOO SICK THE DAY THEY CAME HERE. THANKS!
MICHELLE....WTF!!! HE IS A B*ASTARD. :rollpin:
BUT YOU HAVE BETTER5 THINGS TO THINK ABOUT.
FOCUS ON ALL THE POSITIVE AND FEEL THE HURT LATER WHEN IT'S LESS PAINFUL.
JUST BECOME A ROBOT FOR NOW AND FORGE AHEAD.
I KNOW....EASIER SAID THAN DONE.
BUT I KNOW YOU CAN MOVE PAST THIS & YOU WANT YOUR JOB!
ANNIE....I HAD LOTS OF TIME TO THINK OF YOU LAST NIGHT.
GLAD YOU FOUND THE NOTE:hug:
HOPE THE MEETING WENT WELL AND YOU LEFT SOME DEAD FISH BY THE CULPRITS DESK :rofl: :rofl:
STAY STRONG MY SISTA :hug: :hug:
LAURA....HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER.
SORRY THE DOCTOR WAS NO HELP.
I HAVE LOTS OF THEM TOO AT THE MDA CLINIC:dizzy:
GET WELL SOON:getwell:
ENJOY THE NIGHT IF YOU GUYS GO.
WHEN YOU MENTIONED KARAOKE...
I CAN JUST SEE A BUNCH OF DRUNKEN SENIORS:lol3: :lol3:
HAPPY.......I WENT THRU 500 EMOTIONS READING YOUR POST.
WISH MOM COULD LIVE HERE!!!:hug:
I CAN IMAGINE ALL YOU WENT THRU WITH HER THERE AND ALSO GOING HOME.
SNOW MIGHT FLY BY US WITH THIS STORM.
DEPENDS ON WHERE IT HITS.
SO SENDING HUGS FOR BOTH OF YOU :hug:
GLAD YOU GUYS MADE IT HOME WITH THE CRAPPY WEATHER ETC.
GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK.I HAD A LAUGH AT MISSING YOUR "PEACE".
IT'S THE FIRST THING I MISS WHEN THE DOORBELL RINGS:rofl: :rofl:
SO I CAN COMMISERATE WITH YOU!!
I WILL READ YOUR LONGEVITY POST LATER.
BUT I AM NOT DOING THIS ONE: "go up and down your stairs with your laundry".....CAUSE THAT FIRST STEP DOWN IS A KILLER IN THE CHAIR:lol3: :lol3:
SORRY.....COULDN'T RESISIT!!! ROFLMYASSOFF!!
SHAD....NOT TO WORRY.
WE KNOW YOU LOVE US!:hug:
HOPE YOU ARE HOME AND HAVING A GOOD LIE IN :hug:
10-27-2012, 09:37 AM
Good morning ladies,
It's Saturday they tell me. Long work day - I hope I am not by myself as often this is the busiest day of the week. Pretty pink sunrise this morning but it's getting cold out there. The bed was nice and warm and comfy - didn't want to get out of it. Got alot done yesterday - seemed to take right up until I went to sleep to get it done.
Mel - crossing my fingers that Sandy blows past you. (Your smiley is hysterical :lol3: ) I have a relative named that and she was hoping it would be a big hurricane - seems it will be worse than that. I wondered if a hurricane hitting an artic blast would bring snow to the area. Hope it is not as bad as they are talking - at least not out your way. Just in time to mess the week day commute and shut the city down. I'm sure the cell towers will be jammed - good thing you kept a land line. Hunker down and keep everyone calm. I hope you have provisions to keep you warm and the tummy filled. Sending warm thoughts your way :hug: :flow:
Shad - must be erratic energy eminating from this site to mess up posts. Yesterday I kept hitting some combination of actions somehow that kept reducing the size of my font. I think sometimes the right angle of my hands over the laptop mousepad does that. Very annoying. In the meantime we will wait to hear the latest updates from your side of town...
It's the weekend so it will probably be quiet here. I'd better get cleaned up and ready for work. Have a good weekend all and be safe Mel.
10-27-2012, 12:55 PM
Up and doing things this morning. Taking a break from ironing. That kills my shoulders.
Made a pot of soup yesterday and cornbread.
Went to the new super Walmart. There was a sea of people on there.
Hope your work day goes well.
Good for you in helping out a friend. Been thinking about you and the two storms. Stay safe.
10-27-2012, 03:11 PM
ceeg...who the heck irons anymore...really....my philosphoy is...if it doesn't come out of the dryer or washer looking good into the trash it goes....lol No shoulder probs here.
10-27-2012, 03:18 PM
MELLIE...the storm is name quite right..SANDY...that is Cs eldest daughter and solely thinks of herself and way to get money out of daddy. I usually jump in the middle and stop that crap. She is renting dad's house and is now 2 mos behind. Bullsh*t. It Ps me off so much but say so little...it is his battle. His two came to his Bd party and didn't even bring a card or nothing. At least Sam brought a card and Tater brought a card with a gift card in it. My kids appreciate him more than his own.....blah. Looks like at this time Sandy is hitting NJ head on. Stay safe sweet sister...love you and praying for a mild ordeal. xoxo
10-27-2012, 03:58 PM
Yep Happy - my fonts shift alot as well. Ctrl +0 (not o) will bring them back to 100%. Usually only happens on Internet 9. I tried to change the compatibility mode once and it keeps telling me I am not the administrator. If I am not who is? And the other thing I have found is that if you have more than one finger hovering over that mouse pad thingy, then it will do some stupid things to the computer. So we better dumb it down and type with only one finger of each hand.
Mel - hope the storm does not 'get ya'. They can be nasty things. I'd better check the news for anything on that. But it is 5am and the brain is not yet working straight. Feel better soon
To go back to the personals I lost yesterday.
Laura - yep, got the pay tv channels working again. DS2 obviously is not as technologically ******ed as me. I seem to get things to work with swear words and the appropriate kick whereas he looks for loose connections and bad terminals.
Michelle - Don't take this too much to heart. Okay so he is being a typical man in lust. If he wants you out of the house with all your stuff by 3rd November, he can always give you a hand. However, he isn't, so he doesn't really care whether you are or not. Just do what you can and don't let the d*ckhead bother you any more.
Annie - hope you are having a great weekend and not getting in a stew over the job. It's a job girl, it pays the bills, it doesn't have to take over your life.
Yesterday I went out to take a look at the garden. The beans are about done, the neighbours and the friend have done okay out of them. The corn is starting to cob up and some of the baby carrots are ready. The tops of the potatoes had died off so I dug around to see if there were any spuds in the ground and yep there is enough for a couple of feeds. So maybe we will try it again next year. There are fruit on the capsicum plants and the couple of beetroot left are doing okay and will be ready soon. I'm going to take the spuds and a lettuce back with me tomorrow morning.
Today I am having breakfast with the DB2 and DS1 and his g/f. I have some work to do in the garden before the rain comes back, and if I can, I want to mow the weeds. Unfortunately I won't get to see the niece and sprog or the DB1 this time around unless I can find the time to visit her at work or him when he stops work, which isn't likely. Next time I get the weekend off, I am using my free flight to go to Adelaide to see DS2 and the sproglet. Then I might have some photos to share. For sure I ain't getting any out of them. Gotta go. No news on Hurricane Sandy is good news.
WE HAVEN'T BLOWN AWAY YET.
THE 3 OF US COOKED LAST NIGHT JUST IN CASE.
AT LEAST THERE WILL BE SOME FOOD TO EAT THAT IS NOT TINNED.
LAST NIGHT I GAVE THE SENIORS A JOB FOR TODAY.
THEY ARE TO FILL UP SOME BOTTLES & JUGS WITH WATER.
THAT SHOULD KEEP THEM BUSY.
I HAD A BOX OF EMPTY SELTZER BOTTLES FOR THEM.
THEY WERE GONE IN SECONDS:rofl:
NOT MUCH ELSE IS NEW. DID ONLINE BILLING.
TALKED TO MY BOSS. GOT MY "INSTRUCTIONS".
SPOKE WITH 2 YOUNG COPS THAT WANTED EMERGENCY INFO.
TOLD THEM WE WILL BE FINE. THEY WANTED MY NUMNBER TOO.
MAYBE I SHOULD JUST POST IT ON A BILLBOARD IN TOWN!!!
THE PROBLEM WITH THIS STORM IS THAT ONE FRONT OUT AT SEA IS HOLDING IT
AND TURNING IT WEST TO OUR COASTLINE.
THEN THERE IS THE COLD FRONT THAT IS JOINING IT FROM THE OTHER SIDE.
THEY PREDICT THAT WEST VIFGINIA WILL HAVE 2 FEET OF SNOW!!!!
HOPING MARY HOTCUP & NEW HUBBY WILL BE OK.
SPENT TIME WITH JEN CHATTING.
SHE RAN TO THE STORE FOR MORE CAT FOOD.
AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THE STORES ARE LIKE ZOOS.
ALL THE ANIMALS PUSHING & SHOVING.
SHE MADE IT HOME IN ONE PIECE:dizzy:
NEXT TIME RICHIE SAID HE IS GOING.
SHE'S NOT ALLOWED OUT:lol3:
YEAH RIGHT RICHIE.
PEOPLE ARE BEGINNING TO CALL THEM LUCY & RICKY. :rofl:
I AM STARVING.....SO OFF TO BREKKIE I GO :moped:
HAPPY....I LOVE THAT HURRICANE SMILEY TOO. HE MAKES ME LAUGH OUT LOUD!!
I HAD A LOAUGH AT SANDY WANTING IT TO BE A BIGGIE!! :lol3: :lol3:
SHE MIGHT JUST BE REMEMBERED FOR YEARS TO COME!!
THEY SAY THE DAMAGES ALONE COULD ACTUALLY BE IN THE BILLIONS.
BUT THEN THE NEWS CHANNELS HERE ARE HAVING A FIELD DAY WITH THE DRAMA.
HAPPY...I WAS WONDERING IF THERE IS NOT WORK YOU COULD DO FROM HOME?
LIKE ON THE COMPUTER?
HOPE YOU WON'T HAVE THAT MANY DAYS ALOJNE EITHER!:hugs:
WEEKENDS GOTTA BE THE BUSIEST!!!:tantrum:
SHAD.....YOU'RE BUSY EVEN WITH JUST THE VISITING!!
GLAD YOU GOT TO SEE SOME OF THE FAMILY.
BUT DID YOU GET THE DS1 & DS2 BACKWARDS??
HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD TIME.
THE GARDEN SOUNDED PRETTY GOOD AND MORE SPUDS THAN LAST YEAR??
HOME GROWN MUYST TASTE BETTER?? JUST WONDERING.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK. IF ANYTHING HAPPENS WE'LL LET YOU KNOW!!
CEEJAY....I WISH YOU WOULD IRON ALL MY TOPS.
I JUST FOUND MY IRON YESTERDAY.
I WAS SEARCHING FOR WATER PITCHERS!!!:rofl: :rofl:
HOPE THE SHOULDER FEELS OK TODAY :hug:
A NEW WALMARTS DEFINITELY ATTRACTS ATTENTION!! LOL
ANNIE....I HEAR YOU LOUD & CLEAR ON C'S DAUGHTER.
WHAT AN INGRATE. HOPE ONE DAY HE STANDS UP TO HER.
WE'RE HAVING SOME PROBS WITH RICHIE'S KIDS.
THEY'RE NOT BABIES ANYMORE SO I STOPPED THE "EXTRAS".
THEY SEEM TO THINK THAT ALL 3 OF US SHOULD BE SUPPORTING THEM!!
MORE FRASSING INGRATES!!
WE WILL BE SAFE. JUST A LOT OF WIND I HOPE.
I JUST WORRY ABOUT LOSING ELECTRIC.
IT'S SUCH A NECESSITY TO ME NOW.:hug:
10-28-2012, 08:36 AM
Laura.....i Thought Of You Yesterday.
I Watched The Good Witch's Marathon And Taped The Newest Addition. The Good Witch's Charm. Cute Baby. But I Fell Asleep!!!
10-28-2012, 08:58 AM
My niece went home yesterday. She was tired. The baby had to stay.
You are to cute trying to keep the seniors busy.
I don't iron all the time especially if I can get clothes out of the dryer in time.
Have a safe trip back to work.
Hello's to Laura and Happy.
Nothing new for me. I'm back to work today. Going tomorrow for my mammogram.
10-28-2012, 10:35 AM
I am halfway through a long post and my PC is freezing again - stupid ads.
I have to get ready for work so don't have time to repost AND with my PC stuck I can't simply copy the post and paste it to another window.
Mel - be safe from Sandy. I hope the storm is not too devistating.
Will catch up with the rest of you lot later tonight when I get home.
10-28-2012, 04:30 PM
Ladies ladies ladies...I am just checking in, was sick Monday and Tuesday, then DD3 had a dentist appt on Wednesday...thursday and friday are a blur then worked adn went out Friday AND Saturday!! Trying to make it thru today...I didn't plan well. was out until 2am and still had to be at work by 8am.
Will catch up to see what's been going on in your lives...I feel like i have been missing my friends!
10-28-2012, 05:38 PM
Back at the airport. Sometimes seems I never leave here. Dontcha think they would provide a comfy armchair for me by now. Nah.
Hope everyone gets out of this Sandy Storm okay. Batten down the hatches and we will see you at the other side. There's a spare bed or two at my place you can have if you need shelter.
No personals since it won't be long until I board. Maybe tonight if I don't go to sleep first.
SANDY IS JUST COMIONG ONTO THE COAST SOON.
I WOKE UP LATE.
PRESSURE ON THE BODY IS UNREAL.
GOTTA LOVE LIFE THRU CHEMICALS!:dance:
NO ONE CAME TO WORK YET EXCEPT MAINTENANCE.
I AM GOING DOWN NOW.
SEE YOU GALS LATER.
10-29-2012, 10:29 AM
Good morning ladies,
Gotta go for a boob squish today and run several errands so I can't spend much time on the computer. Last night we looked out the window and we had a HUGE black bear roaming the property looking for food. It was a very very big bear. If I had seen it when I drove up I would not have gotten out of the car. DH blasted the air horn at it but it came back again after 10 minutes. 2nd blast sent it packing. DH said the paw print (he checked this morning) is bigger than his size 11 shoe. :yikes: Once we get a good snow they should go into hibernation but that may be several weeks out yet.
Mel - sending you good thoughts. The radar picture is scary out your way. Hang in there - I admit I never gave much thought to how the pressure would also be affecting a person. This is really frightening. Keep in touch as much as you can. :hug:
Ceejay - sending good thoughts for your grandniece. Wonder if you will get any after effects of Sandy - I guess it turned cold out your way. We can be mamogram partners today as I'm going too :eek: :lol:
Michelle - glad you got your packing done. Yes, it is difficult to imagine starting over just when you think your life has settled down but life takes twists and turns we don't always anticipate. Be strong :hug: things happen for a reason which is NEVER apparent at the time when the happening is a bad thing. But it WILL get better.
Shad - hope you had a decent trip back. Seems like you are having your own chaos right now. And yes, you should have your own comfy chair and privacy room at the airport :lol: Sounds like the garden did fairly well. As the winter chill moves in here it's hard for me to stop and remember that the summer heat is moving your way - hence the bean death, eh?
Annie - hope work is tolerable. :hug: The oregano brushcetta chicken is on the menu this week :T
Ellen - you sound like you are flying around as if you are in the center of hurricane Sandy! You remind me that I need to make dental appointments. :D
Laura - how did your weekend go?
Mary - hope you don't get bombarded with snow.
Hi Patty :wave:
DH is asking when I'll be ready to go so I'd better get moving.
Be safe Mel! :rain:
10-29-2012, 10:30 AM
Good morning ladies -
After a very productive weekend of packing and taking several trips to storage and to Goodwill/Salvation Army, I can now say that I'm roughly 80% packed (not including the basement - but I'll come back for that stuff after I move). Just some odds and ends to pack up, which I'll get done during the week.
On Wednesday, I'm meeting with the landlord to pay the remainder of the deposit and first month's rent, and get the keys. We'll also do a walk-through of the place. I'll take some stuff over on Wednesday evening, Thursday evening and Friday. I'm taking Friday off to finish last minute packing and I'm hoping to schedule cable/phone/internet installation that day as well.
I've got to fess up here. I'm having mixed emotions right now. I'm very optimistic and am eagerly looking forward to the future, and I am also sad and still in disbelief that after nearly 23 years, I'm moving away from the man I thought I'd spend the rest of my life with. :( I just can't believe this happened to us. I can't believe we fell apart so completely, and something that was wonderful for so many years was destroyed in the last few years due to lack of communication and awareness that what we had was dying. :(
I hope you all are doing well!
Stay safe, Mel. I'm saying prayers for all my family and friends on the east coast.
Much love and many hugs,
10-29-2012, 11:24 AM
Mel - Sounds like you're ready for Sandy with food and water. I sure hope you don't lose electricity! I recorded the newest Good Witch movie, and watched about 20 min of it last night - I also started dozing off, but due to a late night/early wakeup, not because of the movie. :)
Ceejay - I still iron every once in a while, but less and less. Last week when I ironed one of my cotton button down shirts, I decided for next time to try and sneak it in with bf's shirts to be laundered and pressed by the dry cleaner. Those places can't fit women's shirts into the pressing machines, so they charge more $ to press women's shirts by hand. But several of my shirts are styled just like the men's shirts - no shaping seams, pleats, or darts - so I bet they would do just fine. And I know I'm just as big as (or bigger than) some guys, so I know my shirts aren't too small for the machines!! Ugh, mammogram. Hope it's quick and no more pictures needed than necessary.
Happy - Yeh, the ads here make the pages get hung up, so navigating is a real PITA. Grrr. But thankfully I haven't had trouble with losing my posts, knock wood. OMG, a big bear - or ANY size bear - how scary! It would make me really paranoid about stepping outside!! Same for you with the mammo today - quick, and no re-takes needed. I have to get mine scheduled. Oh, BTW, I looked up the gyn doc you recommended, but she moved out to Barrington, and I don't want to have to trek out there. Not that it's really far, but just not very convenient. Boo.
Shad - Hope you had a good flight back to Darwin.
Ellen - You're your own tornado - a regular whirlwind of activity, LOL. Hope things settle down for a minute...
Michelle - Yay for getting so much packing done this weekend. :) I have to say that when you'd say, I'm xx% done, except for the basement, except for the crafts area, etc - it sort of reminded me of the infomercials - "but that's not all", LOL. I hope you can find the humor in that now that you're getting closer to being done - I know you had to be overwhelmed with the enormity of packing all your belongings. Big hugs to you - having gotten past the initial devastation of discovering what happened, you've got to feel blind-sided and shell-shocked that your marriage is ending when you never imagined another life. :hug: :hug:
Annie - Re C's daughter - I hate to hear when kids have a sense of entitlement to whatever the parent has. At a certain point in life, you are an adult, you are your own person and should strive for independence and be proud of it. I should think most parents want to be there for their kids if they are in need, but have hopefully prepared them to handle their responsibilities themselves. Okay, off my :soap:
Mary - Stay safe!! Hi Patty!! :wave:
My weekend was alright. I went to a Zumba class Saturday morning. I'm feeling a bit rusty in all things physical, so I didn't feel like I got the best workout, but what do I expect when I haven't done much of anything lately?
Did some laundry and dusting during the day, along with a dog walk. Dinner with friends was alright - the restaurant didn't wow me at all. I ordered quesadillas and they looked identical to the tacos my friend D ordered! And I think I got two chicken and a beef instead of a chicken, a pork and a beef. It was also quite bland for Mexican food. The karaoke bar was also sort of ho-hum. It was the kind of place where the regulars seem to get preferential treatment. Meh.
Yesterday I lazed around all morning, and then bf and I went to his mom's for dinner - pork roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots - yum. Bf and I need to get on the ball with our cooking efforts - we're poor planners and shoppers. Sigh. We also watched the football game. The Bears barely won. Another sigh. Their record is not reflective of their performance, that's for sure.
When we got home, I took doggy for a walk. Bf realized he'd used the last of the dog food for doggy's dinner (see - bad planning/shopping), so I went out to buy some. And of course I didn't really have anything to bring for work lunches this week, so I bought some deli thins and veggie patties and baby carrots. I'd also bought some single-portion packs of cookies and pretzels from the dollar store the day before for a change of pace in the snack department. Not the healthiest stuff, so I have to get to the produce store for some fruit. While buying the dog food, I bought some spaghetti squash to try out for dinner - anyone ever use it as a substitute for pasta? What did you think? I might try it with some jarred TJ's bolognese sauce I've got in the pantry.
Okay, enough rambling and not enough working. Time to post!!
JUST CHECKING IN. TAKING A BREAK FROM THE OFFICE WHILE PEOPLE ARE STILL HERE.
MY BOSS IS LEAVING IN A FEW. THEN MAINT. MEN WILL TAKE OVER. WE HAD TO LOCK OUR SLIDING DOORS.
THEY WON'T STAY SHUT. A MAN SITS IN THE LOBBY LETTING PEOPLE IN AND OUT. :yikes:
GUSTS HAVE BEEN AS HIGH AS 60-70 MILES AN HOUR AND THIS IS NOT THE WORST OF IT.
THE TEMP DROPPED SO FAST EVERYONE IS FREEZING.
I AM TAKING A HOT SHOWER AND STAYING UP NOW. THEY CAN CALL ME IF HEY NEED ME.
THE ELEVATORS HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH THE HIGH WINDS SUCKING ON THEIR DOORS TOO DOWN THE SHAFT. :faint:
I AM BETTER MAKING COMMAND CENTRAL UP HERE!! :rofl:
RICHIE WENT OUT FOR MORE CANNED GOODS TO A SPANISH STORE HE KNOWS. LOTS OF BEANS!! ROFLMAO
POWER OUTAGES ARE COMNING UP THE EAST COAST BUT I THINK WE WILL BE OK HERE.
THANK GOD I AM ON THE HUDSON CLIFFS.
SO ALL IS WELL. JUST WET, WILD & WOOLY!!
HAPPY....SOME OF THE PICS ON TV ARE NOT DOING JUSTICE TO THESE GUSTS.
STUFF IS FLYING ALL OVER THE PLACE. CAR DOORS ARE HARD TO OPEN AND SLAM SHUT. YIKES!!
HOPE THE BOOB SQUISH WAS OK AND YOU PICKED ME UP SOME GOODIES AT THE STORE!!:lol3:
BUT I CAN DO WITHOUT THE FRASSING BEAR THANK YOU!! I HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS WITH THE FRASSING SENIORS!!:yikes:
STAY SAFE AND SHOOT FIRST!!!
MCHELLE....I FELT THE SAME WAY WHEN WE BROKE UP.
THE NUMBER OF EMOTIOS YOU WILL GO THRU IS MIND BOGGLING.
DIVORCE WAS NEVER ON MY MIND AT ALL. I WAS A "EVER AFTER" KIND OF GIRL.
I AM SO SORRY YOU ARE DEALING WITH SO MUCH.
JUST FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT IS THE BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE YOU. CRYING,
LAUGHING, SCREAMING....JUST LET IT OUT EVERY CHANCE YOU GET....EXCEPT AT WORK!!! LOLOLOLOL
STAY WELL AND JUST GO THRU THE MOTIONS RIGHT NOW.
EAT GOOD AND SLEEP WELL WHEN YOU CAN:hug:
LAURA....I ALMOST FELL OUT OF THE CHAIR LAUGHING WITH THIS LINE...
Bf realized he'd used the last of the dog food for doggy's dinner (see - bad planning/shopping),
OMG I CRACKED UP!!! THINGS HAVE BEEN SO TENSE HERE TODAY AND SAD WITH THE SENIORS THAT I NEEDED A GOOD BELLY LAUGH....EVVEN AT COALS'S EXPENSE...SORRY :rofl:
DON'T OVER DO THE EXERCISE. EASE INTO IT SO I DON'T HAVE TO FLY OUT THERE AND SMACK YOU ALONG SIDE YOUR HEAD:rollpin:
SEND ME THE MEXICAN FOOD...I DON'T DO SPICY AND DON'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN QUESADILLAS & TACOS...
WELL THEY ALL TASTE THE SAME TO ME I SHOULD SAY!!:hun:
10-29-2012, 04:01 PM
Girls...not doing personals...just not up to it. Spent this morning in ER. Couldn't breath without my back putting me in crying hurtful pain...thinking it was another kidney stone...wrong and good, was back strain with inflammation. Got pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs...go home and rest...with the heating pad. That is what I have been doing since 11 am. BORED, but feeling better, of course with drugs. Going back to work tomorrow. BLAH...Stress does not help. I did apply for a couple of jobs on line...we will see.
SPECIAL NOTE TO MELLIE....stay safe and hunker down....let me know what I can send you to help out...
Heading back to the lazyboy...
Loves and hugs.
10-29-2012, 04:06 PM
Oh gosh, Annie, I hope your back feels better quickly! :hug: How'd you strain it? Oops, don't answer that, just rest and get better!!
10-29-2012, 04:28 PM
OUICK NOTE~ JUST GOT A CALL TELLING ME TO CHARGE MY PHONE & CHAIRS.
THE COUNTY ABOVE US HAS OVER 12,000 PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER NOW.
GEEZ....AND SANDY DIDN'T HIT LAND YET!!!
IT'S DUE AT ABOUT 5 ISH.
SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW :crossed:
10-29-2012, 05:29 PM
Mel - sending you my phone numbers, work and personal.. Keepin you all in prayers... If you send something remember I can Fedx or ups if needed... ok, once we know they are up and running.
10-29-2012, 05:34 PM
Keeping you and all those along the coast line in prayers. Also sending good vibes. Is Jen and Richie coming down to hunker down with you?
Had my boob squish today as well. Yes, it's turning colder here. Was 34 degrees this morning. Wow on the big black bear.
Sending you a hug. :hug: Ouch with the muscle strain. Feel better soon. Glad it wasn't a kidney stone.
Your quesadillas sound good. However I'm hankering a nacho bell grande.
I had good day today. It felt like I was skipping work!! Trip to Jonesboro was good. Had my boob squish then next door to get my b12 injection at the doctor's office. My neighbor went with me so I took her out to eat lunch. She wanted to stop by her friends house and by a book store. We're back home now. And I do not want to go back to work tomorrow. Oh, I forgot to mention that we had a 3.9 earth quake this morning. I heard something that sounded like air coming through the sewer pipe and then it hit the wall. It shook for about a second or two maybe longer.
10-30-2012, 04:17 AM
Mel, I hope everything is okay with you. The news looked really bad with the flooding and the power outs. Should I send DS2 over to give you all a hand?
Happy - big black bear, can only hope he goes to sleep soon, but I guess if you live in their territory you can expect visits now and again.
Laura - lol in sneaking your shirts into the laundry with the B/F stuff. It should work. Take the label out that states it is a size 12 or 14 or whatever. That sort of gives the game away.
Patty- hope you are managing to get some work done in between your jaunts to places exotic :lol3:
Ellen - are you the one causing all the storm activity around the place>
Ceejay - always good to get the boob squish out of the way. I had a letter waiting for me when I got back stating that there were no signs of lumps or lesions after the last squish. That's always good to know too.
Annie - rest woman. Get the back right and then you can go **** for leather again. Have you thought about quitting the job and going back to CVS until you can find something else. You have a few extra things to put on the CV now I guess.
Michelle - It is always sad when a relationship dies, and communication is the most common cause of breakdowns. You get to the point where you feel that you know what is going on and what he/ she is thinking. What we don't work out is what is festering under the surface. This is not to say that I think you did anything in particular wrong. It would no doubt have worked if the g/f was not in the picture. But it didn't. You roll with the punches and get into a new groove. I am sure there is plenty of life and plenty of fun and plenty of new friends just waiting to be found. You can do this. You will be strong and self sufficient. You might find like me, that this gives you a freedom that you have never had before, never experienced having to fend for yourself. It will all become clear later in the piece. Hang loose friend.
Had a rotten day at work today. It's coming at me from all directions. I will not be beaten even if I have to work 10 or 14 hours a day to clear the crap.
DS1 rang this morning very upset. His partners mother passed away yesterday. She lived alone and had cancer. When I had lunch with her a couple of months ago, she mentioned that no-one seemed to realise how sick she actually was. It seems she was right. I would have liked to go to the funeral and could have made it if it was scheduled for Monday, but they have decided to go for Friday and to get there I would be paying out over $1000 in fares and probably have a 10 hour trip at the very least to get there. I sent some flowers to M and hope that she will be home to get them tomorrow.
Other than that, life goes along in its inevitable fashion and I am settled back into an apartment for the remainder of my stay.
So keep dry and safe and I will be back tomorrow at some point.
10-30-2012, 08:35 AM
Mel - I hope you're doing okay. Please let me know if you need anything. Stay safe. Much love and many hugs to you.
I'll try and get back later...have to prep for a meeting.
10-30-2012, 10:47 AM
Mel - Hope everything is okay with you and the building. Do you have Jen & Richie there with you to keep each other company?
Shad - So sorry to hear about the passing of ds1's "MIL". So sad no one understood how ill she was. Does that include the doctors too??!! My sympathies to your ds and his partner. It's a shame Sophia won't get to know her first hand. Sorry work is so rotten for you right now. Hope it gets less rotten very soon!
Ceejay - Yay for a good day! :) If you weren't, in fact, at work...you really were skipping work, LOL. After my disappointing "quesadillas that weren't", I'm jonesing for some real quesadillas. :hungry: Earthquake!!! :yikes:
Annie - How's your back feeling today?
Hellos to the rest of you. Michelle - we're supposed to be getting gusty winds and huge waves on the lake thanks to this Sandy storm. Our beaches and lakeshore paths are closed, but I heard on the news that there may be surfers out there anyway...crazy. I suppose you'll be getting more wave activity by you too?
Nothing much to report. I thought about going to a step class last night but didn't do it.
On Sunday when I was making the dog food run, I bought a spaghetti squash because for a long time I've been wanting to try it in lieu of pasta. Last night I microwaved it and had it with some TJ's bolognese sauce. I was very pleasantly surprised that it was so good and that it stood in pretty well for the real thing. Bf made some rigatoni for himself, but had a couple bites of mine and was also surprised that it was pretty tasty and had a good texture. I'd definitely eat that again, especially if it means I can have my side of garlic bread without guilt, LOL.
Nothing planned tonight. Bf moved some of the stuff in the yard out of harm's way or into the garage, so I hope we're set for the high winds we're getting. He also put the car in the garage - who knows what'll be flying around out there.
The movie chosen for tonight is "Argo", but I'll skip it because both bf and I want to see it, so we'll probably go together.
Okay, back to work. TTFN!
10-30-2012, 10:58 AM
Shad - My deepest sympathies to DS1 and his partner. I'll be keeping them in my prayers.
10-30-2012, 12:16 PM
Good morning all,
Hope Mel is ok. No doubt she has no power. That was quite a storm. I was watching a live telecast last night at 9pm based in NY as the storm rolled in. The water pouring into the tunnels was incredible. I heard they got about 4 feet of salty, corrosive sea water in the subway tunnels which is very troublesome. DH said even Rhode Island got battered and they were supposed to be out of the mess. I did look at the radar last night and much like I remember with Katrina, it was shocking to see how big the storm was. My sister in Chicago said she could see the leading edge of the storm clouds all the way out her way. I'm sure there will be some crazy fools trying to surf the waves on Lake Michigan and wind up getting themselves in deep trouble. I would sooner take my chances on the Atlantic Ocean over a riled up Lake Michigan. :eek: I hope Java is ok, holed up with the turtle camp and not in danger of the big snows they predicted out her way. My heart goes out to all of those affected by this storm. I hope they have a speedy clean up and return to normalcy. And I hope Mel keeps her sanity as she is no doubt riding around with a hard hat and head lamp - may your chair batteries hold out long and steady lady.
I am wondering why if this site bans political discussions, they allow political ads to be displayed :?: :?: :?: Particularly since they seem to favor one party.
Shad - so sorry to hear about M's mother's passing. Is this Sophia's grandmother? What is disturbing is the comment that people did not realize how sick she was - is that because people were involved in their own lives and failed to notice? Very sad. I know that you will no doubt work 14 hours a day to get the project on track but I certainly hope you will not have to burn yourself out doing so. The assignments seem to get more intensive as time goes on.
Laura - I myself did not care for spaghetti squash although I do like other varieties. Goes to show you that sometimes you have to try something for yourself rather than rely on opinions although recipe suggestions are always welcome. I smiled at your comment the other day about you and BF not being meal planners - I have to admit with the abundance (and temptation) of so many take out food options up your way, I myself wasted alot of money on food when I lived up there. I'd buy groceries for the week and then often come home too tired to cook and it was just sooooo easy to pick up any number of things - pizza, sandwiches, ribs, pasta, etc. I am actually glad I can't do that any more. Our options are limited to Subway :shrug: Mc D's :no: and occasionally I'll get fried chicken from the deli at the local grocery store that DH likes. The burgers at the bars are generally good - especially the ones who make their own patties - but you of course have to go there to get them.
Mel - hope you are doing ok :hug: Should I send some dry towels and candles? I think the worst part is being without power. Scary too your description of the elevator struggling with the wind in the shaft.
Ceejay - where did the earthquake originate from? I heard the New Madrid was kind of quiet and there was a new area that was getting jiggly.
Annie - sorry your back went out. Scary that it affected your breathing too. I can't imagine you sitting and resting LIKE YOU SHOULD but I hope you are not pushing it and rushing back to work. You need to find a way to let it go and relax if the stress is knotting you up like this. Go play with Lil Man or C ;) Hope you feel better :hug:
Michelle - of course it is normal to feel mixed up like you do. Here you are tooling along with life and the rug has been pulled from you. Yes, I do think sometimes in relationships we tend to take things for granted (I know I do sometimes) and while it's most important to communicate, sometimes people get wrapped in their feelings and either stop talking or feel the other person is not listening / understanding. It is always sad when a long term relationship comes to an end. But as humans, we don't stay the same people we were when we met and sometimes we can weather the storm growning and changing and sometimes not. It takes 2 people to want to make it work. This is a huge adjustment in your life and I don't think anyone who is in a long term relationship ever gives much thought about starting all over again - except for the person who wants it. I always feel badly for the person who gets blindsided. Just remember that there is a reason this is happening and you will be ok. Make the best of it and try not to dwell on the sadness or what could have been and instead focus on what you want next out of life. :hug:
Java - I hope you are not getting pounded by bad weather out your way too. Stay warm and dry!
Hi Patty and Ellen :wave:
I need to do some laundry, make some soups and call up the medical office and yell at them for double billing me. :mad:
10-30-2012, 02:16 PM
Sandy is /was a huge violent storm from the looks of things on t.v. this morning. Pictures were horrifying. Sure Hope Mel, family and the residents of their building are okay. Infact anyone that was in the path of this storm. Also am thinking of Java. They have gotten a bunch of snow.
The epicenter of the earthquake was in Parkin, Arkansas, between here and Memphis. I heard a huge puff of wind and thought that something had hit the house. It shook for a couple of seconds. I looked outside first to see if something did hit the house. The t.v. was on and saw the message scrolling at the bottom of the screen stating that we had a 3.9 earth quake on the New Madrid fault line. I always keep in mind that I live on top of this fault line.
I didn't get the quesadilla's but I did get a nacho bell grande at Taco Belle. It was not good at all. Think my taste buds are changing.
Sympathy goes to you and your son's family.
Hello's to patty and ellen.
10-30-2012, 05:26 PM
a quick post. we lost power but it should be on by tomorrow.
the rest of the town will be powerless until monday or later next week.
the damages are just to cry for. very sad for so many.
but we are well, warm & fed!! hope to see you sooner rather than later.
10-30-2012, 09:09 PM
Good to hear from you Mel. Glad you and the gang are ok. The pictures we are seeing are heartbreaking.
10-30-2012, 09:32 PM
I feel like I am in meeting all day long, oh wait.. I am..I guess I should feel honored my boss asked me to join this team, but going to meeting 3 days a week and doing my job... I'm not stressed yet, and thankfully I am able to utilize the admin person in our group. Truly Blessed for my job..so I won't complain to much.
Mel - Oh, the news is so heartbreaking, I am glad to hear you and your family and your building are ok. I saw the new about the crane that is about to fall over... I don't know why they didn't take that down or lower the boom. Where are you at in NYC?
Shad - Sorry to hear about son's partner Mother. That would be a very costly trip, so I can't blame you for staying put. Plus the toll it takes on the body. No, trips planned other than my work meetings. Next week I will be traveling to East Texas.. whoo hoo..
Annie - I hope you are feeling better girl. It's all that gardening work you do..You are always on the go...
Ceejay - I didn't realize their was a fault line where you live. See I learned something new today. Glad you were ok. Do you all have a Taco Bueno or Taco Cabana? I prefer them both over Taco Bell.
Laura - I tried spag. squash in a casserole and i just loved it. Did you all get any winds? Haven't seen much about Chicago on the news.
Happy - Bear, oh my.. I too saw the report about the subway. I wonder how long they will be closed. Are you expecting any treaters tomorrow night? Hopefully no bears..
Mitchellez - Keeping you in my thoughts. I pray that everyday you feel stronger. Were you able to make it to any Haunted Houses?
:wave: to Ellen
10-31-2012, 08:00 AM
Back to work today....not feeling it..but here. Glad to hear you are ok Mellie....Chelle..it will get better, I promise. Time heals all wounds...hugs Hello to the rest of you..Hugs
10-31-2012, 09:12 AM
Just a quick hello from the train since I have CPR training this morning.
Mel- saw your post yesterday - so glad you're all fine, and glad you'll get power back sooner rather than later. NJ was hit so hard, so sad.
Windy in our area & high waves, but i didn't hear of much damage...
10-31-2012, 09:19 AM
:haphal: - sure is not a typical one. Looking at the pictures from Superstorm Sandy. God love those NY'ers. Standing on dark streets waiting for intermittent buses to take them to work. But I have to wonder too what will happen if the office itself is dark? :spid::badbat::ghost: And yes, I'm going to state the obvious. Big difference between Sandy and Katrina and how people handled it. Godspeed to those cleaning up and getting back to normal again. Will be interesting to see how they handle the flooded subway tunnels. NY like Chicago is a huge mass transit town. Most people rely on public transportation so I wonder how they will deal with the situation quickly as many don't have the means to swap to a car if needed. Cabs will be at a premium I'm sure.
Mel - I hope the damage to your building was minimal and you kept the seniors cool and calm. Glad to hear you won't be long without power. At least I hope not. Post when you can.
Annie - hope you got a hot pad for work. Also if you freeze a bottle of water, it fits right in the crook of the back and works as an impromtu ice pack if the pain gets too bad. Shame you had to run back to work so quickly. Feel better - *sending you a virtual back rub and a tube of non-stinky Ben-gay* And I made the bruchetta chicken yesterday for dinner. It smelled marvelous and tasted soooooo good. Thank you very much. Could not have been easier to do. I'm glad I read the directions and used fresh tomatoes instead of canned. There's enough left for a second meal.
Patty - oh boy - it's hard to have a job that requires you to sit in frequent meetings discussing things that need to get done which you can't do because you are sitting in frequent meetings ;) Delegate when ever you can and don't try to do everything yourself. As for trick or treaters I'm thinking the only ones we will get is the band of turkeys that roams our yard. We live in an area where the houses are set pretty far apart - parents would have to drive the kids around. There are several "trunk and treat" locations set up in town at churches and public facilities where you can drive to a parking lot and the kids go from car to car and you hand out treats. I think that's a much better idea. Trick or treating is from 4pm to 6 in our town today and I am working so DH is going to have to deal with any kids - I will leave him a small bag of candy - it will be over by the time I get home. I just hope the owner left some treats in case any kids show up at the store today.
I looked at the weather forecast for Java's town and they were only predicting an inch of snow so I hope she was far enough away from where the big dumping happened.
Ceejay - the epicenter of the earthquake was pretty close to home :yikes: I will never forget when they said it would take 18 SECONDS underground for a quake from the New Madrid fault to hit Memphis. Towards the end I was really freaked out about an earthquake hitting and ruining all of our plans to retire. I was very relieved to get out to be honest. Interesting how you describe the puff of wind. Glad it wasn't a big one and nothing was damaged.
Shad - hope your day improved.
Gotta jump in the shower and get ready for the day ahead. Hellos to the rest of the chicks - will catch up later.
10-31-2012, 09:28 AM
A quick one for me. Glad to see that Mel is okay. Such destruction in the North East.
It's a little chilly here this morning but not as cold as yesterday. I'm dreading the trick or treaters. May go out to Walmart and wonder around for awhile.
Have a good day. I'll be back later.
10-31-2012, 05:12 PM
Busy, busy, busy. Have to start work early to try to be ready for an early morning meeting. Then I have a yard of support calls to attend to. Then there is a specification for a website app. Then........ think I need a rest.
11-01-2012, 01:26 AM
Got a short email from Mel tonight -
we lose power daily as well as internet & cable repairs are taking forever as you can imagine. they turn our grid off to make repairs somewhere else. (I know from firsthand experience that this is really a pain in the neck as you often don't get much notice the grid is going down).
no gas no food floods everyhere no deliveries. atm machines are down so no money. really helps cut down on overspending!! rofl
we have enough food for another week. the big problem is deliveries to stores. that's where it's hurting everyone. but we must be patient and see how the governor handles it all.
i will call this the new sandy diet plan!!! lol give love to the girls. Don't want to post - we lose power so often with surges, i don't want the pc getting "hit". god forbid i l;ose my frassing computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!. just know we are all safe and sound.
11-01-2012, 04:52 AM
Another day, another crisis or two to lurch through. I was pleased to leave there tonight after another full day. Then right at the end 5.00pm I got a message about some help desk stuff that I still have open. Fix them and close the call! Yeah right. Two of them I only got at 4.00 and everyone else leaves the building at 4.21. how can I ring someone at 5.00 when they left 40 minutes ago. Yes I will sort it, when I can.
Good to hear that Mel is doing okay. The pics coming out of NJ look horrendous. Reminds me of a couple of years ago when 75% of our State was under water after floods, heavy rain and cyclones. Good luck to all of them. Has anyone started a fund to help out the population yet? Let me know if they do. I will donate a couple of bucks. Or maybe I should just post it to Mel and get her to distribute it in a food bank or something for all the oldies (and Mel and Jen and Richie)
Okay, I will leave it at that and hope that life improves for NJ and NY. I'll be back tomorrow. Meantime I'm off out to the balcony to sip my wine and read a bit of my new book on kindle.
11-01-2012, 08:36 AM
Prayers to Mellie and family and all the rest of the NYers and NJers. SHAD..glad you are winding down your week. Enjoy your wine and book.
My world is still spinning.
Hey to the rest of ya's.
11-01-2012, 10:45 AM
Happy - Thanks for passing along Mel's message. I'm glad to hear they're alright, but it sounds like things will be tough for all the East Coasters for quite a while. The news talked about how broken gas lines are posing a big risk in many areas. Just horrible.
Shad - Good luck resolving the issues single-handedly. :wizard:
Ceejay - Did you manage to avoid the trick or treaters?
Annie - :wave:
Hellos to the rest of the gang.
Nothing much to report. Finally turning a corner with this !@#$ virus/cough. It's about time!
Because the dog goes a bit nutty when people ring the bell/come to the door, bf had intended to leave the house when trick-or-treating started yesterday with a sign out to not ring the doorbell. Instead he bought some candy and doled it out. Reportedly doggy was okay during the afternoon, but at one point in the evening, he was holding doggy in one hand, the candy in the other and doggy pulled him out the storm door and almost dragged him off the stoop! Bf pulled a muscle in his upper back. Sigh. I thought it would be better to keep doggy in the kitchen, or just turn off the light on the stoop and not answer the door. Thankfully we didn't get many kids after 6:30 or so. I turned off the light and closed the door promptly at 8.
I exercised to a PBS show I dvr'd called "Classic Stretch". Not sure I'd go out of my way to do this workout again, but it did get me moving. It was faster-paced than I imagined it would be, so I even worked up a sweat!
Tonight I might go to a circuit class.
11-01-2012, 10:52 AM
Prayers and hugs to Mel, Jen, Richie and all those affected by Sandy.
Prayers and hugs to all of you as well.
If we don't have a November thread title in mind, for me personally..."November is for New Beginnings". :)
Work is busy, which is good. And I'm getting ready to move on Saturday. I got the keys to my new place last night, and took a small load of odds and ends over. Tonight, I'll take another small load over. I'm off work tomorrow because ATT is going to install UVerse TV, Internet and phone in the afternoon. That way, I'll have TV and Internet when I'm moved in Saturday afternoon/evening, and I'll be able to watch the Packer game on Sunday. Have I got my priorities in order or what? :lol3:
I don't know how much I'll be able to check in here tomorrow or Saturday...but I should be able to by Sunday.
Much love and many hugs,
11-01-2012, 11:00 AM
Yes Michelle, that sounds right, for both the Nov. thread title and the priorities!! :D :D :D
Good luck with the move! :hug:
11-01-2012, 11:24 AM
Howdy ladies. I should have checked in sooner. Sandy was a naughty girl. What she did to NJ with flooding, she did here with snow, snapped trees and power lines here. Trees onto vehicles and houses too. I'm SO fortunate to have only lost power for a little over 24 hours and Internet just about two days. We had kerosene heat and just one night of horrible roads. The fire department stopped us and said the road was closed on our way home Monday night (Tuesday morning), but after sitting beside the road in a parking lot for an hour and a half, we noticed they weren't stopping anyone else, so we snuck out too. There were trees down and lines down and cars littering the ditches and a car stuck on a hill that was being pulled out. When I saw that the helpless vehicle was an SUV, I figured I was doomed. And getting stopped ON the hill I figured I'd be stuck too, but when the traffic and tow truck finally moved, I pulled out too, hardly spun a wheel. We got just under two feet and it has mostly melted off the road, but my driveway and most side streets and back roads are still slush and ice coated. Still, we're VERY lucky. The horror show (not the Halloween ones) I've seen on the news of NJ and NY reminds me every day to count my blessings. Sorry it took me so long to check in.
11-01-2012, 11:59 AM
Glad you checking in Miss Turtle and that you and the family weren't buried under the snows.
It is November and taking Michelle's suggestion, I set up the new thread.
Stop posting here and go here instead - The Worldlie Chicks Declare November Is For New Beginnings (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/support-groups/269117-worldlie-chicks-say-november-new-beginnings.html#post4515754://)