Support Groups - The Worldlie Chicks Say "November is for New Beginnings"




happy2bme
11-01-2012, 11:56 AM
For Michelle - and anyone else ready to jumpstart things before we close the year out.

Certainly could use a fresh start after picking up from Superstorm Sandy. It's good to know that Java Turtle had some slow going but didn't get stuck and made it home ok. TWO FEET OF SNOW! Geez Louise :yikes: I'm sure it was the heavy, wet stuff too. Glad to hear you are ok and thanks for checking in.

I have spent part of the morning reading about the devistation in Hoboken, New Jersey which is not all that far from Mel and her crew. It is really sad and I hope they pull together to get them back up and running quickly. Was ready to send her a care package but if the roads are flooded and they can't get deliveries through, what can you do?

Shad - to comment on your question about relief efforts - sometimes I would send money to the American Red Cross which is generally one of the first responders in a disaster situation but my own opinion in which I know people personally affected would be to send something directly to them and let them decide how to apply it best. Just my opinion... I do hope given the amount of elderly in Mel's building that they will be given priority in relief efforts.

Let me go finish setting this thread up. Back in a bit.


happy2bme
11-01-2012, 12:38 PM
Michelle - good luck with your move. Hope you don't mess up your back. Are you taking furniture too? I certainly hope so. And I hope you took the good stuff ;) :lol:

Laura - glad the cough is manageble now but I would think with all the decomposing leaves and wood fires (fireplaces) that are starting, it might be a bit more irritating. So you worked up a sweat with "Classic Stretch"? Sounds like more that reaching and lifting :lol:

Annie - hang in there - only a day and a half until the weekend when you can relax with the family and get away from the work stuff. Hope your back is doing better.

Shad - it's about time you are relaxing. A glass of wine and a book sounds just like what you need after your hectic week. Enjoy! And I'd hate people who would call in a ticket just as they were about to leave work themselves and then when you call back either they are gone or the person you need to help them has left :mad:

It's snowing outside. Just barely cold enough to turn rain into snow so it's light but steady - the ground is still warm enough so it won't stick but it's dreary out. I'm off today and have a few things to do around the house including making some soups. Oh and yesterday the store owner said she will be cutting hours as we get dead slow now - ok by me although she still wants me to work 3 days a week it seems.

Gotta go - DH wants to go into town and I'm going with. Later chicks...

ceejay52
11-01-2012, 03:31 PM
Michelle
Like the title for the thread. Is today moving day? Wish I were there to help you.

Happy
Thanks for setting up the new thread. Think your new boss is letting the other employee down easy so to speak.

Java Turtle
Thank you for checking in. We've been concerned. Glad you made it safe and sound.

Annie
Hope you are feeling better.

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I'm at work today. Co-worker wanted to go with her hubby to take his dad for a radiation treatment. I'm trying hard to do as little as possible. I did complete the reports. My eyes are glued to the t.v. watching the results of hurricane Sandy.
My neice's baby got to go home yesterday dressed in a Holloween outfit.
Didn't have any trick or treaters. Turned the lights off outside and only left the hallway light on for me. Watched t.v. and ate pizza. Did noticed some boy's around 10 years old outside. They may have been up to some mischief. But hey it was Holloween. They didn't come close to the car or I'd blew the horn.
It's time for me to get back on track for sure. This week (and I'm blaming it on the full moon) I can't get filled up.


diyana
11-01-2012, 03:49 PM
Hi everyone -

Happy - Thanks for using my suggestion for the thread title. I'm excited about my new beginning. As rough as the past two months have been for me, and I know I've got a lot of emotional healing and growing to do going forward, I've decided that the REST of my life is going to be the BEST of my life. :D As for moving out and taking the good stuff...I am. But not all of it. I'm taking into consideration....is it something that's worth moving twice (once to my new place and then to CA later on).

Java - I'm glad you're doing okay.

Ceejay - I'll be praying for your great niece and co-worker's father in law. Moving day is actually Saturday. I got the keys last night though and took a load of odds and ends over, today will be another small load of odds and ends. Tomorrow I'll have my soon to be ex-husband's SUV, so I can transport more stuff with fewer trips. And Saturday will be when the furniture gets moved. I have 2 or 3 male friends coming to help me, and at least a couple female friends. So hopefully it won't take long.

Mel - I'm praying for you, Jen and Richie, and all those affected by Sandy. I've got lots of cousins in NJ...and some have been without power and heat for days and will likely be out for several more days. :( But at least they made it through.

Annie - Feel better sista. Sending you hugs. :hug:


Much love and many hugs to all,

ceejay52
11-02-2012, 08:54 AM
Looks like every one is asleep.
Checking to see if Mel had posted.

happy2bme
11-02-2012, 09:04 AM
Good morning to all.

Not much going on here. Ran some errands yesterday. Took a nap - it was lovely but it did disrupt my sleep last night. Now I'm tired and it's a work day. At least I will have the weekend off for a change. Brain is foggy so I will post this. Hope everyone is doing well and Mel is doing ok.

Have a good weekend ladies.

annie175
11-02-2012, 09:17 AM
Happy Friday...

Got lil man's 1 year pix taken last night. He would barely smile, he wasn't in the mood. Nevermind the fact that Sam took him to the doc yesterday for his check up and he got 3 shots. Well no wonder he wouldn't smile, probably felt like crap. I told her she should of rescheduled. Anyway, got 3 pretty good shots of him smiling. We get them back next Friday, will try to post somehow. She and I and babe, of course, went to Chili's for dinner...needless to say that place is hit or miss and it was awful last night. What a bust. Only thing that looked good was the babe's mac n cheese. lol

Work still stinks. My big boss is coming on Monday and I am hoping to meet with her about this mess. I need to see the changes they preached were to happen, rather than just hear a lot of malarky. I know quit ranting and be happy I have a job.

This weekend is my future DILs bridal shower and the bach party downtown at a younger crowd night club. I am not going to that, I am attending the earlier part at another place for dinner with them. Then I am cutting out. I do not want to be at a 21-31 yr old club nor drinking.

Sunday is sissy's birthday dinner at 4 pm. She has requested fried chicken, potato cakes, green beans, mac n cheese, and for her cake she wants my homemade apple pie and vanilla ice cream instead. Will be a busy Sunday morning for me.

Happy...thanks for starting the new thread. I guess I really should learn how to do that, but you are so good at it. ;)

CEEG...We only had about 25 trick or treaters and a few of them could drive a car. hmmm, oh well at least they were not out robbing a house or breaking laws.

CHELLE...if I lived closer I would certainly help you move. Or at least supervise...wink wink...lol. Be careful with your back and take it easy. Hugs

Prayers out there for Mellie and crew! and all the rest of the area.

Hello to everyone..

love and hugs.

Laura705
11-02-2012, 10:48 AM
Morning all. TGIF!! :carrot: No special plans, but I'm ready for the weekend anyways.

Java - Glad you made it home safely the other night, and that your weren't without power for too long. Yes, these situations definitely remind us (1) we are so fortunate (2) we shouldn't take things for granted and (3) we shouldn't whine over the minor irritations in life. :yes:

Happy - Thanks for setting up our new thread. Yeh, you might imagine that a stretch workout is sort of calm and slow...nope, not this one. :D Hope your workday is quiet. Nice you have the weekend off.

Ceejay - How nice your grand-niece got to go home! :bb: Glad your Halloween was uneventful.

Michelle - Sounds like you've got a lot of help with the moving, so no overdoing it - your back will thank you. :):p

Annie - Yeh, timing of the photos was not ideal for the lil guy. :( The Chili's closest to us closed nearly a year ago - not really missing it, but I sure wish something else would open in its spot. I just hate seeing those empty buildings! I also hate when every new building in the area seems to be a bank - really?? Unless you need to visit a safe deposit box regularly, why do you need to physically go to a bank on a regular basis? Just my opinion. I know, many people don't like ATMs and businesses use banks a lot, yada yada, yada. Oops, sorry for going off on that tangent. An early happy b-day to sissy - her menu pick sounds delish, and with you preparing it, I'm sure it will be. :) :hun: :chef: I can see why the bachelorette party would not appeal - not fond of clubs where you can't even hear yourself think. If I'm in an environment like that where I can't hear conversation, I'd rather be listening to a live rock band, not DJ music.

:wave: to the rest of the Worldlies.
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Nothing much going on with me. BF is off with friends today to spend the day at a friend's summer place before closing it up, and he'll be gone overnight tonight. I will leave work a wee bit early to go home and walk the dog before dark. Nothing special planned tonight, probably just watch some telly.

Have a great weekend everyone!

annie175
11-02-2012, 12:26 PM
Laura...An evening at home alone with the pup sounds delightful. ABC has a couple of shows on tonight that I want to watch. Last Man Standing with Tim Allen and Malibu Country with Reba McIntire. They start at 8 pm EST and run back to back. Just in case you are interested. Have a great weekend!!

Shad
11-02-2012, 07:16 PM
Morning all,
Saturday here and not before time. Yesterday was just plain silly. I got given a job to do - tart up the Roads Report Specification - by the project director. Okay - go see this person and ring this person and check out this person. So I did. From the ringing I got an earful of whinging and moaning. From the go see person I got, oh sh*t haven't read the spec. Will do and get back to you next week. From the check out person I got, (basically in Indian dialect amid much shaking of head) I know nothing about this. I just got to interface SAP with GIS and poke it into the website. Have you got the GIS spec? No and I don't want to, see so and so. Then he said you really should go and see the project director. Full circle. Round and round we go. You put your left leg in and take your left leg out. Put your leg in and shake it all about. Now I am going crazy doing the Hokey Tokey. It's lucky I get paid regularly and there isn't much work about at the moment and many of my friends are looking for work.

Anyway:
Happy - a weekend off. Yeehaa. Hope you get some stuff done around the place and some time off for good behaviour. Can't imagine there would be much call for popcorn in the winter.

Annie - well there was a step in the right direction. Not going to the nightclub and being tempted to drink. Well done. And think of the cash you saved. All waiting to be put into the travel fund.
Poor wee man all doped up and wanting to cry and having to have his photo taken.
Hope you get more sense out of your bosses than I got out of mine. Still I will probably sign up for another three months if offered.

Laura - at least you were doing some exercise. Some is better than none.

Michelle - Happy packing and moving for this weekend. It will be tough but you will come out of this stronger and more motivated. If I was closer I'd be there helping you pack and keeping track of your boxes and beds.

Ceejay - see below for Mel info.

Had an email from Mel. She is okay. Probably won't post here until the power is re-established properly. She is worried that the power surges may affect her computer and it would be devastating for her if that happened. She is seeking help from the powers that be because she and Jen and Richie can no longer cope with the demands from the seniors. So she has her priorities straight. She has food to last for a week or so. But the other building have not been so lucky and they have opened their building for day shelter and for recharging phones etc. Apparently all the local schools are camp grounds and there is a lot of damage. Things won't be back to normal for quite a while. Richie is almost out of gas so they can't go anywhere even if there was anywhere to go.

I would like to do something for them but have the problem of if sending money for example, do I put it directly in the bank - and what ramifications would that have with the government and taxes - seems every unproved penny causes trouble in that quarter. If I send it via money transfer like Western Union, how do they get to pick it up and is the places like that working at this time. Can I send a care parcel and will it get there. None of you lot are close enough to be able to sort anything either. Anyway, by next week we should have a clearer picture.

In the meantime, I need to go do some shopping (read retail therapy) and get some bits and pieces in. We had rain last night and it seems to have made the place somewhat more bearable out there. So look after yourselves, be kind to each other and look after the wildlife.
Cya

ceejay52
11-02-2012, 10:05 PM
Shad
Thanks for the information on Mel. I'm with you but don't really know how to handle the situation.

Michelle
Take it easy tomorrow and let those men friends do all the heavy lifting.

Happy
I'm with you with taking naps in the afternoon. It interferes with my sleep at night big time.

Laura
Enjoy your quiet time tonight.

Annie
Can't believe that the lil man is a year old. Is he walking yet?

I've had an eventful day. Raked the leaves to the curb, even washed the car. All in all I've had a good day. Will be going to Paragould tomorrow. Haven't been there in awhile.

1day@atime
11-03-2012, 12:00 AM
UGH...
I just lost my long post...
It's late, but thanks for the updates on Mel.

I too would like to do something. I know American Red Cross is an options, as this Monday Nov 5 is Day of Giving... Not sure what the news channels are doing but heard it will be all stations... Some type of fundraiser.

Waiting to see if Mel needs anything specific.

will post more tomorrow..

Shad
11-03-2012, 05:07 AM
Yeah Patty and that is my problem.
If I give to the American Red Cross - and this is no reflection of the great work that they do - but it will not benefit Mel and her family both real and the extended community. They are 'safe' with odds bits of power.

happy2bme
11-03-2012, 12:09 PM
Good morning ladies,

Got another email from Mel. She is very tired. They served 100 hot lunches and dinners to the seniors. She, Jen and Ritchie are doing the majority of work of course - volunteers are in short supply. She said the mayor is looking out for the folks in the building there. FEMA - the federal emergency management authority - has just arrived so they hope this will help get things in order also. They arranged for a bus to take them to a store that has groceries - too hard for Mel to manage so Jen and Ritchie are taking the trip. One of the politicians said he fears for the day when he and Mel are no longer around to look out for the seniors. She said that people have lost their homes and are starting to get panicky as the temperatures drop below freezing. There are problems with shortages of heating oil and gasoline for delivery trucks. A few people have collapsed into Mel's arms crying hysterically at the hopelessness of it all as she tries to comfort them. In addition to the building, she is also trying to get someone to address the homeless also. On the dark side she said looters are running all over and the police are stretched thin trying to deal with protecting the citizens. Scam artists too are trying to take advantage of people at their lowest point. How sad. She said her internet is sporatic so we will get our updates in bits which I told her we are grateful for any word.

Also said we'd love to do something for them but are at a loss as to how. With no access to cash machines and regular deliveries all but abandoned due to lack of people and gas, it really is pretty primative out there. I am glad that they are getting some attention from the town and are not completely left on their own. Although as you can imagine, most of this is falling on Mel to plan and execute. Told her we will pool our money and send her and Jen for a nice beach vacation in Shad's neck of the woods after this. :beach:

Nothing I have going on compares to what's happening to her. I have the weekend off which is nice - we might take a trip up north to look at generators - our house is totally dependent on electricity for water (well pump), heat and lights. I do worry what would happen if a winter storm hit. So we'll take road trip and get some info.

Annie - happy birthday to Lil Man. Sorry that the timing didn't work out with the pictures. I'd not be very happy after getting shots either. :cry:

Good luck with the move Michelle.

Shad - hope you have a relaxing shopping trip and a bit of downtime to recharge the batteries.

Ceejay - have a good trip. I'd rake up the leaves and then go jump in them :D

Laura - I agree with you with banks on every corner. That was 90 percent of the new construction down south. DH used to say that they'd build all these banks because the big churches needed someplace to store their money ;) I remember the days (when I was a kid) that there was a tavern on every corner. Up here that's how it is with all the lakes - at least 2 bars per lake shore and in some towns there isn't even a grocery store but there's at least 5 bars. :cheers:

Hi Patty, Ellen, Java :wave:

I need to go get something planned and executed before the day washes away from me. Have a good weekend chicks.

Shad
11-03-2012, 05:37 PM
Morning all,
06.45 am I am awake and chatting to my sister on facebook. I think she has gone to get coffee or breakfast or both so I will make a start here.

Happy - thanks for the info on Mel. I knew she would be in the thick of it and she takes things so much to heart. I just hope she can pace herself out for the duration. I'm still trying to work out ways and means to get things to her. Carla49 emailed the other day. She is thinking that the price of things like gas and food will soar when they finally get back into the shops. It's not going to be easy to fix. And worse, they find that where the water has got in to sewerage, electricity, plumbing etc., will be worse than expected, cost more to fix than expected, and take longer than expected. Older type stuff will not have many spares for fixing, the plumbing and waste water systems will have to have complete overhauls. We went through a lot of this two years back and although the amenties have been repaired (at great cost) there is still stuff to be fixed permanently. Mostly non-government stuff where insurance companies are digging in heels and compensation is still coming and people are waiting for blame so they can dredge some money out of the government because of a perceived mistake. But I wax cynical here.
Better go get some breakfast. Back lated.

That's later. My typing is shot today.

MELODY525
11-04-2012, 08:39 AM
Thanks Happy for starting the new thread.
Maybe I shouldn't post here till after this weeks new storm.passes.
Then I can have NEW BEGINNINGS!!:lol3:



:sunny: AT LEAST FOR TODAY THE SUN IS SHINING.
I WOKE UP TO FULL POWER, INTERNET AND CABLE.
WITHOUT THOSE THINGS LIFE IS SO WEIRD.
BEING COLD FOR SO MANY DAYS MAKES PEOPLE DAZED & CRAZY.
PEOPLE YOUNG & OLD WERE FALLING APART....AND SO QUICKLY.
OUR BUILDING WAS AN EMERGENCY CENTER FROM DAY ONE.
SUCH CHAOS THE FIRST DAY. WE DECIDED WE NEEDED ROUTINE.
LOTS OF PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO VOLUNTEER BUT WERE SENT TO OTHER AREAS.
I FOUND THAT COMICAL TO SAY THE LEAST.
I WON'T BORE YOU WITH DETAILS.
IT WAS JUST THE SAME OLD STORY:rofl:
ANTOINETTE(my boss) JEN AND I ARE TAKING THE DAY OFF.
I JUST CANNOT GO ONE MORE HOUR.
BESIDES 3/4 OF THE TOWN NOW HAS POWER.
YESTERDAY I FORGOT TO CHARGE ONE OF MY CHAIRS.
IT ALMOST DIED IN THE ELEVATOR WHILE HANDING OUT HOT MEALS.:faint:
I WAS LIKE WTF:tantrum:
I WASN'T LAUGHING THEN BUT I AM CRACKING UP NOW.
I WILL READ POSTS IN A FEW DAYS. JUST TOO WEARY RIGHT NOW.
PLUS I HAVE LOST MY PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT IS IMPORTANT:dizzy;
HOPE ALL OF YOU ARE WELL.
I REALLY MISSED YOU AND THOUGHT OF YOU OFTEN.
YOU BROUGHT ME STRENGTH:hug:

Shad
11-04-2012, 05:54 PM
Good to hear from you Mel,
Go and get some rest. E-mails, posts and thoughts from chicks are all there and will not go away.
Hoping that life returns to normal for you very soon.

Meantime, it is Monday. My weekend was very quiet, caught up with some reading, family, friends and did very little. Did however manage to exercise - it takes 45 minutes to go round the outside of the CBD here in Darwin at a fast walk or jog. So that is what I do, early in the morning. However yesterday I went down to the gym in the building. A never to be forgotten experience. The place smelt of sweat, mostly male sweat and that really smells believe me.

Anyway, no time for personals right now. I'm off to Highway House, then back here for a meeting, then somewhere else for more meetings. Such fun. The Roosters have all gone on leave and left me in charge of the chicken coop. I apparently know everything there is to know now. Better get out there an bedazzle them with my brilliance or bewilder them with my bullsh*t. One or the other might work.

ceejay52
11-04-2012, 08:40 PM
Mel
So glad to hear from you. You need some downtime for sure.

Happy
Don't blame you for wanting to look into a generator. My apartment is totally dependent on electricity too.

Shad
I fully understand about the problems with the sewer/water/electric systems. I feel for them.

I have had a good week end. I'm not wanting to go back to work.

annie175
11-05-2012, 07:49 AM
Back at it Monday...another day, another dollar.

Yesterday was really nice. Curtis went over and picked dad up to come for Sissy's BD dinner. We had fried chicken, potato cakes, greenbeans, mac n cheese, and apple pie for dinner. Played 3 rounds of Euchre. We were all tired after the 2nd game, then dad announces how about the rubber match to see who the champions would be. So we did. Didn't take dad home til 7:30 last night, which is very late for him. lol

MELLIE...so happy you have power and can maybe get back to a little bit of normal. Number one is to take care of you, not everybody else. If you are tired, rest...hungry, eat...cannot afford for you to get sick...I am very sure they will all be there b*tching when you return.

SHADDIE..I could so relate to the Hokey Pokey-iness of the work site. It puts me in a bad mood when I cannot find the path to organization. Goodluck this week at the "games". lol

CHELLE...hope you got all moved in, nice and cozy in your new place. You bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan...you are WOMAN!....

CEEG...sounds like you got a burst of energy with raking leaves and washing the car and traveling. Save some strength for you. Lil man is not walking yet, still trying to catch up with the world. He is pulling up and walking around things holding on...it won't be long.

HAPPY...thanks for the update on Mellie. Hope you enjoyed your weekend off...haha...I am sure only to put time into the homestead. No rest for the weary.

PATTY...bummer, losing your post...that just erks me. Especially when you think your post has really something profound to say.

LAURA...hope your weekend was good.

ELLEN..come up for air sister!

Prayers to all....loves and hugs

diyana
11-05-2012, 08:44 AM
Hi everyone -

Mellie - How are things in NJ? I hope you, Jen and Richie are doing ok. Sending much love and many prayers your way.

No time for other personals today. I hope you're all doing well.

The move went GREAT! I had 4 men and 2 women helping me (5 are former co-workers and one is a Zumba buddy). We were done in about 2.5 hours, and then I took the gang out for lunch and drinks at Buffalo Wild Wings. I went back over to the house Saturday afternoon and yesterday to continue to pack up the smaller stuff, and sometime this month or next, I'll have to get all my stuff out of the basement.

My ex spent Saturday morning down in Milwaukee taking the dogs to the groomers and going into work for a few hours. Then Saturday afternoon, he noticed my car was leaking coolant...so he spent a few hours Saturday and more time on Sunday diagnosing and fixing the problem. He let me use his SUV to take more stuff over to the new place, and I also did my laundry at the house too. He's going to take Santa for a few days this week since I have a late counseling appointment tomorrow and have to work late on Wednesday. The ex is being very accommodating, and downright nice.

He even cared enough to insist I go to the walk-in clinic on Saturday when he heard me wheezing and coughing....sure enough my sinus infection turned into a full-blown upper respiratory infection/bronchitis. I was going to wait until Sunday to go to the doc, but he reminded me that with my lungs if I delayed the antibiotics by even a day, it would just get more entrenched.

I'm accepting the fact that we had been growing apart the last few years due to poor communication on both sides. It doesn't excuse him for what he did....but I have to take responsibility for my part in this. Anyway, even though we're being nice to each other, we realize there's no chance of reconcilliation....and neither of us want that. We both realize we will have a better chance at a happier future if we're apart. I can, and will, go back to CA where my family is. It will all work out for both of us.

Since I'm not feeling that great with this upper respiratory infection and since I get weak and tired easily, I haven't unpacked much in my new place. Just the bare minimum to allow me to eat, sleep, get ready for work, and of course, care for Santa. :) Santa's acclimating well to his new home. I hope he does okay home alone today and doesnt bark all day.

I want to thank you all for your love, support and prayers. I love you all so very much.

Much love and many hugs,

happy2bme
11-05-2012, 08:56 AM
Good morning ladies,

Hopefully this November day will find many of us chicks getting back to normal again.

Mel - I'm glad you got a foot and a half back into modern civilization. I can only imagine how immensely tired you must be. At first you run on sheer adrenaline but when you get a chance to stop and catch your breath, it does catch up with you. I echo Annie's sentiments not to get into overdrive and get yourself laid up with a set back. How scary that would have been if the chair gave out when you were no where near the apartment :yikes: Take care my friend, it's so good to have you with us again. :hug:

Annie - glad you had a nice family gathering for S's BD. Sounds like Dad was enjoying the evening out also. I guess enjoy the time before Lil Man finds his go to mojo - I always thought as much as you want them walking, it's a mixed blessing because once they figure it out, they are into everything :lol: It always freaked me out when they'd start toddling, I saw every corner, every piece of furniture as a huge immediate danger :yikes: and I'd wear myself out chasing after them. Has he gotten any teeth yet? Love those 2 toothed grins of theirs.

Ceejay - I think you can measure how good a weekend (or time off) was by how reluctant you are to return to work :lol: Glad you had a nice one.

Shad - you sound very very busy at work. Too bad the gym turned out to be a bummer. I can imagine that sweaty smell - so bad I had to go take a sniff or two of my orange coffee to get it out of my imagination :rofl: Yuk!!! Reminds me of the tiny gym we had on the office complex at my old job. You had to be kind of desperate to work out there. I think you are better with a walk - and 45 minutes is a good one! Sounds like each account you get to is more chaotic than the last - poor planning or just not enough people to get the job done? Most probably too many managers pontificating and not enough worker bees trying to sort out the edicts and find a path to success... Geez do I sound jaded? :tape:

Laura - guess with the time change and approaching winter, you'll be walking Coal at night now by the time you get home. Did you have a nice weekend all by yourself? Sometimes I like having the house all to myself.

Michelle - hope you got moved in all snug as a bug. Fresh start. :sunny:

Ellen - I saw an advertisement for the TV show Undercover Boss and I guess on a future show they are going to be doing a segment on the Tilted Kilt. Geez, with the "outfits" the waitresses wear - why bother wearing any clothes at all??? People don't seem to have a problem showing their goods to the world any more :no: Anyway I saw one of those restaurants when we stopped in Rockford to gas up - don't care how good the food is, would not be a place I'd be running to. :lol:

Hi Patty, Java and Carla if she is lurking around ;)

Didn't do much yesterday - some laundry, vacumning, dusting - just flitting about. Back to work today and tomorrow then off till Saturday. I made a pot of cream of broccoli soup but didn't really like how it came out. I'll eat some of it, just because I don't want to waste all the ingredients I put into it. Lost my ambition by the time it came to making the potato soup - maybe DH will try that - good because it's for him anyway :lol: Anyway I need to hop in the shower and get on with the day. Happy Monday ladies...

annie175
11-05-2012, 09:24 AM
HAPPY...just have to ask...altho we don't want to work...are you enjoying your time there. It sounds like a fun little place to work or hang out. Lil man has EIGHT teeth. He is eating some people food and has moved on to the tommy tippy cup and real milk not formula anymore. Anyway have a great day at work! Hugs sister.

upswife
11-05-2012, 10:22 AM
Good morning chicks, just a brief check in here. I know I am still MIA most of the time, but you are all in my heart all the time. Things are pretty much the same here, DH is having his galbladder surgery on Wednesday, so he is off this week and part of next week. I am not losing, but not gaining either, and I am noticing "some" (very small) differences in inches.

We had an HR meeting at work on Tuesday last, there are going to major changes the our Supervisor levels. I am not happy with how they handled some things, but for now I am going to keep my head down and make my sales. I am currently in the lead for our 1st place sales bonus. (most preimium pkg sold) it is a very small lead and I am up against full time people. I am so tired of coming in 2nd!! I have until Nov 15...I am hoping I can stay ahead. So, Laura if you need a water heater cive me a call, I can hook you up!! ROFL

The kids are all entrenched in school, DS and DD1 both are doing well, but DD3 seems to have developed a problem we have Parent teaher conf in 2 weeks, I will talk to her teacher and possibly the school counselor.

I gotta get moving...Lug and hugs ladies!!

Laura705
11-05-2012, 10:55 AM
Morning all.

Annie - Sounds like a nice bday celebration you had for S. So your dad's quite the competitor? :D

Happy - Sorry the broccoli soup didn't turn out to your liking. I hate putting effort into a recipe and not having it turn out tasty. I usually only walk Coal on the weekends, and bf walks him during the week. We'll both be walking him during daylight hours, so it's a bit earlier than during the longer days. Rather awkward to have to bring a flashlight and pick up after the dog in the dark!!

Michelle - I'm glad the move went well, but so sorry you've got a respiratory infection. I'm glad you got to the doc quickly, because those seem to really hit you hard. :getwell: Take care!

Ceejay - Glad you had a good weekend. Work = necessary evil :shrug:

Shad - A walk outdoors sounds much nicer than being in the stinky exercise room. :yes: So, did you bedazzle or bewilder?? More importantly - did one or the other work for you? :D

Mel - I'm so glad you're back on power in the building. Must have been scary hoping your chairs wouldn't lose their charge before electricity became available. I hope you've given yourself a good rest - being sick right now would be a horrible thing. You can't do anyone else any good if you're sick! Please, please let us know if you think of some way we can help from afar!!

Hellos to Patty, Ellen and Mary!
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My weekend was fine, very uneventful. Okay, sort of dull. I walked home from the train Friday and then took doggy for a long walk around the neighborhood. I watched some holiday movie on the Hallmark channel and ended up falling asleep on the sofa after I'd eaten my dinner.

Bf got home early Saturday - around mid-morning. The sleeping arrangements were not good for him at his friend's place and he just decided to head home after a late night and a couple hours of non-sleep. I made us egg sandwiches (poached egg on English muffin with cheese and Canadian bacon - sound familiar?) and after that bf went to bed. I went out to run some errands, including a visit to the resale shop. They've got all the holiday items out - very cute. I saw a pretty ornament that I considered for the book club's ornament exchange, but I think I prefer to look for something cute or humorous instead.

Didn't do much the rest of the day except another long dogwalk - this time by the creek.

Sunday was a lazy morning with tea, toast, and newspaper, then we watched the football game & had lunch. I did some laundry and took doggy for yet another long walk. (He can handle longer walks in this cooler weather, and I get more exercise too!) Poor guy, his internal clock was not reset along with the rest of the nation, so of course he expected his walk and his dinner earlier. It was a nice thing he also went to sleep earlier too because he was kind of fussy all day.

Well, another workweek begins. I didn't do any exercise classes last week, so I need to do some this week for sure. I've already responded that I'm skipping the movie night this week - that leaves another night available for a class. Tonight I might do the boring step class, though it'll probably be challenging for me since I haven't been doing any cardio to speak of lately.

Okay, enough rambling :blah::blah: Back to work!

Laura705
11-05-2012, 11:29 AM
Hi Ellen! You snuck in on me while I was rambling away! Good luck in the sales contest - do you have different targets because you're part time? Our hot water heater is doing okay right now (knock on wood), but we might be ready to begin some research about how it can be vented differently. We have a high efficiency furnace that was installed a while ago that vents through a pvc pipe out the side of the house. Our old furnace chimney is still in place and is now only used to vent the hot water heater. Can the newer hot water heaters be vented via pvc pipe? I wouldn't mind removing or capping off the old furnace chimney because it has been recommended that we make repairs to the masonry/flashing part that is outside the house.

More than you wanted to know, I'm sure...

Not gaining is a good thing! Inches lost is a good thing too...I think. I've lost a lot of muscle from not exercising and I think that's part of the reason my clothes are fitting more loosely now.

I hope you get dd's school issues under control before they become more of a problem!

Good luck to DH with his surgery, and may he have a speedy recovery!!

annie175
11-05-2012, 07:55 PM
Yesterday after Samantha's birthday dinner!

happy2bme
11-05-2012, 09:01 PM
OMG Annie - what an adorable little face - awwwwww - he's really a little cutie. No wonder you are so in love with him :hug:

Laura - we picked up some egg rings this weekend and DH made a fried egg sandwich on an English muffin. (He doesn't like poached eggs). It was quite tasty - especially with a bit of the cherry amaretto jam I got at one of the local craft fairs. I had a bit of a laugh imagining you with a flashlight looking for Coal's business when walking him at night. You are a good person. We lived on a corner and people would often walk their dogs at night so they DIDN'T have to pick up after them :mad: Did you have a good visit with your Mom?

Ellen - didn't know you were in the waterheater business. My sister's went out a few weeks ago. They paid to get it repaired (we all thought that was a mistake) and sure enough, the repair didn't stick and they wound up forking over big bucks to replace the thing anyway. Could have sent her your way but it's a done deal now :( I hope DH is able to do laproscopic gall bladder removal - the recovery is so much easier for that one. Warn him that he might get some acid reflux after the surgery, guess it's a common post surgical pain in the buttinsky thing. ;) :crossed: sure hope you come in first in sales and win the prize - if you are that close to first and you are part time you must be working your keester off and you deserve it.

Michelle - glad your move went well and you were able to rustle up some helpers. Take care of yourself and don't be getting sick now. :hug:

Annie - to answer your question about work, I have mixed feelings. I realized I am a people person and the thing I truly enjoy about the job is the banter we get with customers. However, I have noticed a distinct change over the last few weeks - we don't carry the full on suite of flavors because there isn't that much selling and it's a waste to toss it out so we tend to stick the most popular ones. While the shelves are not bare by any means, people come in, look at the reduced stock and assume it's all old. (We have expiration dates on all packages). We also seem to be getting far more of the people who are fussy and cranky or who come in, take some samples and they walk out without buying anything. So the people aspect is not so much fun this time of year. The worst part is standing on my feet non-stop and no amount of cushy socks or springy shoes will help that. I work 2 days and then on my day off my feet are sore so I don't get as much done as I'd like to. I looked at the boxes in the garage today and felt a pang of guilt that I have not gotten to them like I promised - I swear I don't know where the year ran off too! And on the positive side it's nice to have a few extra bucks in my pocket. But I'm making about what I was taking for a weekly allowance before so I guess since I'm not taking it out of the household fund that is considered a savings. So I like getting out of the house (and I think it's good for DH and I to have some time apart) but I am torn feeling that I should be doing more here at home. With the holidays coming I would like to decorate the house more than I did last year - but first I have to find all the Christmas stuff scattered among 2 garages and a basement :lol: Anyway, I guess it's like you working at CVS - has it's good points and bad, guess there's no escaping that no matter where you are.

And I need to find some relaxing shoes other than these Crocs which I think are charging up more static electricity in my body than a nuclear power plant. It's that time of year when I walk around getting zapped constantly. DH came over to kiss me good night and the spark that flew between our chests as we approached about knocked his heart out of a.fib :flame:

annie175
11-06-2012, 08:16 AM
OMG HAPPY, just about spit my coffee out reading about the spark between you and DH. Are you sure he wasn't after something rather than a kiss. hahahahaha..roflmao. I feel your feet hurting. I would go from heals during the day to flats at CVS at night and then would have cramps, charlie horses, whatever in my calves, arches and toes during the night. God bless your feet and tootsies...

ELLEN...good luck on your sales challenge. I do hope you win. Got my fingers crossed for you sister.

LAURA...Your weekend sounds like it was very peaceful and relaxing. I need one of those SOON.

CHELLE...glad your move went well and you had some great help. Take care of you first. Hugs to you, my friend.

Got my vote in this morning at 6:30 am before work. That is done. We are having a blood drive at work today, hopefully I have taken enough iron in the past week to be able to give. My body just does not absorb it well. We shall see.

Left over birthday food for dinner last night. Was quite nice not having to put too much effort into cooking. Zap zap in the nuker, dinner!

May go to work with C on Saturday to see if that will help speed along his day. This going in at 4am and coming home at 7pm on Saturdays sucks. I think for the first time going it will be fun, after that it will be a job. haha

Hello to all the girls...

Love and hugs

happy2bme
11-06-2012, 08:16 AM
Good morning ladies,

It's snowing out there. I noticed we always seem to have wet weather during an important election. The stupid political ads on here are interfering with my typing and I have to get out early and go vote before work so it will have to be a short post right now.

Have a good day and don't forget to vote! (For the right guy). :D

annie175
11-06-2012, 08:35 AM
I am with you Happy...I am SICK of the political ads and they are all so negative. Blah...

ceejay52
11-06-2012, 09:05 AM
Morning

Annie
What a cutie! He's getting so big.

Happy
I'm with you on the politcal ad's on this sight and on t.v. I voted early so that chore is over with. I knew I had to work today even though they are good to let me go vote when needed.

Laura
Sounds like you had a good week end.

Shad
How are things going?

Nothing new for me this morning, just another work day.

diyana
11-06-2012, 09:10 AM
Arrrgh!! I just need to vent. My frig doesn't keep food cold enough. I bought a frig thermometer and it only gets down to 48 degrees. :(

I contacted my landlord and she said they don't include appliances...they're just available to use, but if something happens, I'm responsible for the repair/replacement. :censored: $400 for the cheapest frig at Menards or Home Depot. There are cheaper ones on Craigslist, but they don't include delivery.

It ticks me off because I'll only be living there 6-9 months, and I'd rather not buy a frig. :tantrum:

annie175
11-06-2012, 10:04 AM
Chelle...Can you make due with that frige till you move? Or just by a very small (college dorm) size fridge for the main things that need to be so cold.

Wehaa, my iron level was perfect to give. Altho just made it. It has to be at least 12.5 and mine was 12.5.

So I have voted and given blood today! My duty is done here. haha

Laura705
11-06-2012, 10:31 AM
Morning all.

Michelle - That stinks about the fridge not being cold enough. Sort of unusual that the lease doesn't include that. What a PITA!

Annie - Awww, cute photo. :) Lil guy is getting big!

Ceejay - It'll be good that the political ads are done now. The negativity drives me nuts.

Happy - Brrr, snow! Sorry your feet get so sore when you're on them at work. I haven't done that kind of work since my college years and I remember my legs being tired and always putting them up after work, but not my feet. I suppose my extra weight would make a big difference if I were to do that now! I'm sure my legs, feet and back would be hurting if I were standing like you do now.

Re dog-walking at night - the bf and I have speculated that people who walk their dogs at night probably don't pick up after them. We always brings bags and make every effort, day or night. Not always easy when there's leaves on the ground, lol! My visit with my mother was good. She feels bad that there's not much to do around there, but it doesn't bother me. We kept busy enough - went to a "Pets and Pumpkins" festival, the Botanical Center, and the Art Museum. She's doing fine - still gets around the house just fine and manages to get where she needs to go in the car. She's not a confident driver, so she pretty much keeps to the areas she knows. Probably for the best, even though it was sometimes frustrating during my visit.

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies! Hope your week is going well. :) :) :)
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I got out and voted this morning. I wanted to do electronic voting, but switched to a paper ballot to save myself the wait. I made my usual (lately) train and now I don't have to worry about doing it after work.

Didn't exercise last night. Nothing planned tonight. I really should exercise tonight. I'm being such a sloth!

Okay, better get this posted. I have something that I need to finish this morning and I'm anxious to get it over and done with. Then I have lunch with a work buddy today. :)

Shad
11-06-2012, 07:57 PM
Morning all,
Short today as I have a load of work on again. I now have a car to get myself around and pool it with some of the others. So now I am armed and dangerous as far as the roads go. Still I didn't manage to get lost on the way out here so I guess all is good.

Another hot and sticky day. Guess this is it for the next couple of months. Roll on winter.

I hear some of you have snow. Well good luck with that. Getting earlier and earlier.

Gotta go. Another meeting comes my way. I do wish they would just make a firm decision

annie175
11-07-2012, 07:58 AM
Good Morning...

Well another 4 years of O'Bama. I really feel that no matter who was elected, all have a lot of cleaning up from the last 4 years. Hopefully he has truly listened to the people as his vistory speech suggested. God Bless the USA!

Last night was dinner at Outback Steakhouse. Was a little dissappointed. My steak wasn't done and the bloomin onion was undercooked and crunchy with too done breading. We sent that back and had it taken off of our bill. Needless to say I ate the grilled lobster tail just fine..lol. Brought my steak and entire baked potato home for lunch today. Will nuke the steak to my likings for lunch. Watched a bit of the election returns and hit the sack. C is going fishing with his deranged brother today. Told him not to bring any fish home tonight as we have about 5 or 6 meals worth frozen from the last two fishing trips.

Sassy has her final Vet and shots appt later this afternoon. Then she will be good till next year. This trip might be expensive as I will have to purchase the heartworm meds also. (so far they have been giving me samples every month) She is so dang cute and believe it or not pretty smart...gets that from me...hahaha. And boy, she loves her momma...

SHADDIE...hopefully some kind of organization and direction will come before the end of the project. Yikes..have car..will travel. Hope the AC works great with all that heat.

Hello to all the worldlie sisters, have a marvelous hump day!

Loves and hugs

diyana
11-07-2012, 08:44 AM
Crazy busy day ahead for me. I've got to get caught up on about 1/2 dozen projects....and due to a department-wide review for a major website launch we have coming up, I'll be working 'till at least 8:30 tonight. :faint: Luckily, the ex has Santa last night and tonight so I don't have to worry about him being home alone for that long.

Got a call from my doc yesterday about my blood tests. My LDL Cholesterol was a bit high, and my fasting blood sugar and HA1C were both REALLY elevated - in the range for Diabetes. So she's switching my cholesterol med and putting me on MetFormin for blood sugar. :( Hopefully the refrig repairman can come out tomorrow afternoon so I can have a working frig.

I'm also going to get back to exercising, and I'm also going to move my Wii Fit over from the house to the new place this weekend. I've been taking the stairs at work, and Santa and I have a good walking route that's approximately 1.5 miles.

I hope y'all are doing well.

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
11-07-2012, 09:27 AM
Annie
I agree with you statement concerning the election.

Michelle
I'll have my test ran again in January. Hope they improve from the last time for cholesterol.

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At least the election is over.
My neighbor called around 6 a.m. this morning. Tried to call her back but she didn't answer. Wish she wouldnt do that as I have a very short time period to get ready for work in the morning.
I'm ready for my week end.

Laura705
11-07-2012, 10:35 AM
Morning all.

Shad - So you're not at the mercy of public transportation anymore - hope that makes your time in Darwin better.

Annie - Sorry the Outback meal was disappointing. Seems like whenever we have steak at a restaurant, bf ends up saying we'd do better just getting the good steaks from our butcher and grilling them, especially if the restaurant meal was expensive! Yay for the last of the vet visits for a while. Coal just got the works at the vet yesterday and it wasn't even an annual visit - adequan shot, blood test, nail trim, and gland cleanout. And he had to be sedated in advance for it, poor guy!

Michelle - What a long day you'll have! :faint: Good that Santa will not be alone all that time. Great job working in the exercise to your day. :) I'm walking to the train in the mornings now, so I get more physical activity too.

Ceejay - The "morning rush" is not a good time to phone!! I'm so ready for the weekend and here it is only mid-week. At least your weekend comes sooner. :)

Hellos to the rest of you! :wave:
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In a blah mood today. It was rainy yesterday and still cloudy at the moment. I hope it clears up a bit. I miss the sun. I haven't been going out at lunchtime for a while now, but it's dark when I leave work, so I probably need to get out at lunch to get some sun/Vit. D. :sunny: :cool:

I went to a Tighter Assets class last night and got my a$$ kicked. Lots of squats, including one-legged squats. I'm already getting sore - later today should be fun.

At lunchtime today I might pop over to the Art Institute for an "express talk" about one of the paintings on exhibit. I treated myself to a membership there recently, figuring I could get over there at lunchtime or after work (it's about 6 blocks away from the office).

Happy Hump Day!
:cheers:

Shad
11-07-2012, 05:00 PM
Morning all,

I have no idea what they read in my cv before they employed me up here, but it certainly wasn't what I wrote in it. I am a trainer/ documenter support person with some business analysis skills. I do not do configuration or system development. There is nowhere in my cv that mentions config or system development. I think they skipped that bit.

Laura - as you can see I have your blah mood and multiplied it by 3.

Ceejay - 6.00am calls by neighbours should be banned unless they are an emergency and the neighbour can't actually get to your door.

Michelle - not surprised your body is somewhat out of whack. Stress inevitably takes it's toll somewhere along the line. As far as the fridge goes, I would suggest that it is third hand from the family somewhere along the line and they don't want to pay to dump it. Shift it out the back and get a small fridge for the time being. Sell it when you leave.

Annie - don't usually like to talk politics but I think in case you made the right choice. The GFC wasn't solely Obama's fault, it was caused by your stupid taxation laws and greed in corporations. It's been coming for years and the amount of expenditure on defence and foreign wars has added to the troubles. The rest of the world is suffering from that as well. The world should really be run by women.

Okay - better go see what is what in the chicken coop for the day.

happy2bme
11-07-2012, 06:24 PM
Oh man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Been working on a post ALL DAY in between flitting with chores and lost the whole thing. I am so mad!

Oh well. I am glad the election is over - tired of hearing about it. Just hope people will put down their differences and work together for a change to get this country back on track. And I wish the haters would just shut up already. I'd rather listen to campaign ads then their rants and name calling.

Got 3 days off. Did chores today and some cooking. Maybe a bit of shopping tomorrow as we are looking at a generator as well as some type of heater for the 3rd bay of the garage.

My new crockpot came today. Programmable. Perfect weather to make crock pot type meals. Yum. Will let you know how it goes.

Michelle - I can tell you from personal experience that nothing shoots the blood sugar up high like sustained stress does. You could eat and entire bag of chocolates and it wouldn't spike as much. Try to keep up with the mindful eating, get some exercise and keep a good attitude. This will pass. :hug: That really stinks with the refrigerator. Sounds like a total cop out (we're just letting you use the thing) - either the place comes with appliances or does not. Are you renting an apartment or a house? Soon it will be cold enough to leave stuff on the windowsill :lol:

Shad - sort of sounds like you were a warm bod to fill an open spot when they brought you on and figured it's your problem to make things happen. What a big mess! These are the circumstances in which I'd never want your kind of work. And I think women are poising themselves to take a more active role in politics but it will be a long time before they can undo the old boy system. :shrug:

Laura - how was the Art Institute seminar? Sounds very interesting. I really don't understand art at all so that would be quite fascinating - and gets you outside of the office but out of the restaurants and stores. Glad you had a good visit with your Mom. Cherish her while you can. Found out my co-worker lost her Mom last week. Went in for surgery, apparently got an infection they could not seem to cure and it did her in. Very sad.

Ceejay - I would be very upset if someone called me at 6 am and it was not an emergency. Even more upset if they were not around to take the call back.

Mel - I hear there is a winter storm headed your way. They are evacuating low areas in anticipation of high winds and flooding. I do hope this does not mean another few long days for you. Hope you will be ok my friend :swim: :hug:

Annie - would you save any money on the heartworm meds by mail order? Ok, I have to admit that I got the biggest laugh about your under the table comment about C going fishing with his deranged brother :lol3: Violins and the sound of Psycho music ring in my head :lol: I hope he didn't toss him in the water. That might be fun with C on his job runs. I'm sure with all your experience at CVS you might be able to cut his stock time by 25 percent zip, zip, zoom!

Ok, dinner is almost ready, gotta get it out of the oven and on the table - corn on the cob, baked potato and honey mustard pork roast. Simple winter comfort foods. Then fall asleep in the recliner watching TV.

Have a good night all.

happy2bme
11-07-2012, 07:51 PM
Blizzard conditions up Mel's way right now. Heavy snow and blowing winds. Hope she can hunker down until it warms up and melts in a day or two. God bless that woman dealing with the folks in the building :faint:

diyana
11-07-2012, 08:05 PM
Stay calm, safe, warm and dry, Mel! I hope the seniors don't freak out, and God love ya', I hope there are no emergencies. :hug:

annie175
11-08-2012, 07:48 AM
MOANING all...haha Morning...

I think my tummy issues of the past week are caused by the extra iron I have been taking. Danged if you do, danged if you don't. Just hope it stops soon.

Nothing too exciting last night, Miss Sass a cakes was 5lbs 12 oz. Guess that was not her final booster. Will have to take her back next month. Vet said she was perfect. Well..yeah..really. C got home from fishing around 7 pm. He said his deranged brother was in a pretty good mood and even bought Micky Ds for them on the way home. I figure going fishing with his deranged brother is better than going hunting, somehow the whole gun thing would bother me.

HAPPY....your dinner sound scrumptious. I'll be right over. I haven't felt much like cooking the past few nights. I ate a piece of toast with a slice of cheese on it for dinner last night. Maybe tonight I will get back into gear. Cs deranged brother, dueling banjos enters my head. lol

SHADDIE...I tend to agree with you on your thoughts of our govt. If women ran the world, it would bring an entire different meaning to multi-tasking for the bunch.

MELLIE...I am a little worried about you sister. I hope you all are ok.

Hellos to all

Love and hugs.

MELODY525
11-08-2012, 07:52 AM
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I'VE BEEN DOWNSTAIRS AND I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH SNOW THERE IS.
THIS WHOLE EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN ENLIGHTENING TO SAY THE LEAST.
EVERYONE IS JUST SO TIRED AND "DEFLATED".

PEOPLE COMING TO VOTE TUESDAY WERE IN A DAZE....BUT THEY CAME.
JEN & I ARE TAKING TURNS AND RICHIE RAN ERRANDS....MOSTLY ON FOOT
HE FINALLY GOT A TANK FULL OF GAS YESTERDAY.

I THINK THE WEEKEND WILL BRING SOME PEACE. I REALLY NEED TO UNWIND.
I MAKE TIME EVERY DAY TO MEDITATE.....IT'S BEEN A REAL BLESSING.
I KIND OF LOOK FORWARD EVERY DAY TO A TIME WHEN I DON'T HAVE TO THINK OR PLAY MRS FIX-IT.

OUR TEMPS ARE SUPPOSED TO RISE AND MELT THIS CRAP.
AND TO THINK I LOVED TO LOOK AT IT! :ginger:
SORRY ABOUT THE ABSENCE & PERSONALS BUT IT HURTS TO THINK.
HOPE YOU GALS ARE ALL WELL TOO :hug:

annie175
11-08-2012, 08:26 AM
Awww MELSER, glad you are MAKING time for yourself to meditate. A small amount of peace is better than none. Hugs sweet sister.

diyana
11-08-2012, 09:10 AM
Good morning everyone -

After working last night until 8:30, not getting home until 9, showering and going right to sleep....I was not pleased to hear the alarm going off at 5 (or 5:30 or 5:45...when I had to force myself to stop hitting the snooze button and haul my arse outta bed).

I'm leaving work an hour early today so that I can meet the refrig repairmain at my place. I hope he can fix the issue with this one visit. I've confirmed the freezer works great...it's just the frig part.

The ex has had Santa since Tuesday morning, and I'm picking him up this afternoon or evening...then I'll take him for a nice long walk. I haven't started the MetFormin yet. Apparently, it can cause "digestive" side effects, which can be made worse if you don't watch out for carbs / calories / fats. And right now, with no frig, it's hard to have perfect control over what I eat. I'll start Saturday morning so I'll at least be home (or close to it) if side effects kick in.

My aunt who lives in Old Bridge, NJ passed away yesterday. She was in poor health and in a lot of pain the last several years. She's now in heaven with her husband, her parents and her siblings. Still it's very sad for my cousins and their children who lost their mom and grandma.

I'm super busy still at work...lots of things to get done and deadlines looming.

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Annie - I'm glad C had a good time fishing, and that Sassy had a good vet visit.

Mel - I'm so glad you make time EVERY DAY to meditate! Good for you, sista! You've been through so much. Sending much love and many hugs your way.

Gotta get back to my long to do list!

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
11-08-2012, 09:31 AM
Morning all. Train delays. We're finally moving after sitting a while.

Happy - Your dinner sounded yummy. :hun: Enjoy your two days off, and have fun with the new crockpot. :D The museum talk was fine. It was about the Delacroix painting Lion Hunters, not my cup of tea, but the talk was interesting & I learned something. It is a nice way to get out of the office. I'm looking forward to going there & exploring. Thinking back I realize I never saw all that much of the museum in the past, just highlights.

Shad- Must be frustrating that there's no match of expectations. What a position to be put in. Hang in there - it's Friday!!

Annie- hope your tummy feels better! Glad C had a nice time fishing yesterday. I agree, better than hunting.

Mel - this is a true test for all of you, and it sounds like you & jen & richie are all hanging in there. :) I'm sure the meditation is a welcome respite from all the chaos. Glad you've got that. :yes:

Hi to Ellen, Michelle, Patty & Java. ;)

Nothing to report from my little corner of the world, so I'll post before I lose this.

happy2bme
11-08-2012, 10:12 AM
Good morning chickie babies,

It's supposed to hit 50 degrees today :dance: Of course that will probably be for 45 minutes somewhere around 2pm - but I'll take it. And at least unlike all the nicer autumn days I missed because I was stuck in the store, today I can enjoy it.

DH was talking about how he'd like to have an open house here sometime during the holidays - more likely a weekend day in December. Not sure how I feel about that - would mean I would definitely have to step up decorating the house. On one hand that would push me to do it, but then I am so tired on my work days and the following day I have off. I have to think on it some more... And I really do need to gather up and organize my Christmas stuff anyway. Still scattered about the property.

Mel - so you did get alot of snow? I was watching the weather online and it went from light snow to blizzard to continued snow so I figured you were getting socked. I sure hope that the maintenance guys come dig you out and that Ritchie doesn't have to do it. That's great that he finally got some gas. Now people will be needing that gas for the snow blowers! It's an understatement that you need some meditative time - but I'm glad you do take time to step away and clear the head. Hope this is not an indication of a long winter ahead for you guys.

Laura - like you, I've walked through the museum several times and looked at the paintings and such but never really understood in depth what the art was about. A lot of the time I'd walk down in the summer, sit on the wall and people watch - it was a great place for people watching! Also they must have an art school on Wabash as I remember seeing the young artsy set outside smoking and they had the wild clothes and hairstyles of those who chose to "express themselves artistically" in life ;)

Michelle - I can only imagine how draining it would be to flop in late at night only to have to get up in the dark to go do it again. :yawn: Hope you can stay awake today. Sorry to hear about the passing of your aunt. :hug: I hope the refrigerator repairs are not that expensive. That really stinks that you have to foot the bill. And yes, Metformin can cause some unpleasant side effects. Very unpleasant. Especially at first. If they don't calm down after 30 days as your body adjusts - tell the doctor. There are several types of medications and some are easier on the tummy. I had to go off Metformin - was too harsh on me.

Annie - funny you mention the movie Deliverance. I caught a snippet of it last week - the best part where the guy and the kid do the Dueling Banjos part. Like alot of stuff from the 70's - you realize looking back that it's sooo cheesy. That was when Burt Reynolds was in his heyday. He's got a designer skin tight outfit on - so NOT what hunters would be wearing :rofl: And I'm sure not what deranged brother was sporting either :D Or maybe he was which is part of what makes him deranged :shrug: So Sassy is 5 pounds. Guess that's about as big as she'll get? That's a good weight for a lap / side of thigh dog who squeezes in between your lap and the chair.

Not sure what we will do today - supposed to take a ride up north, not sure if we are going to do that - we really don't have to go, just were going to get out of the house. I could look up recipes for my new crock pot. I have the fixings for a beef vegetable soup but anything else I'd have to go to the store. This might be a good day to go work in the garage if it's going to warm up a bit. Hmmm ... decisions.

Anyway - have a good day everyone. :wave:

ceejay52
11-08-2012, 04:03 PM
I started this around 8.45 this morning but just now getting back to it. The door bell rang and it was a detective asking questions. I told him I leave out early in the morning and get back after 7 p.m. I told him I do however have an ADT system that has camera's and that they were welcome to look. Sure enough they found some evidence of the time the break in next door where two guys live and saw two young guys. They went through the bath room window and would you believe came out the front door. I don't think they got much but he did mention a small camera. I asked if I would have to go to court and he said no but he would like to come back and use a flash drive to get that information. You would not believe how much foot traffic goes up and down my side walk in the back.

I also have to call my sisters tonight to get family history information for my cousin's wife. She wants to have it done by Thanksgiving.

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Mel
It's good to hear from you. The city needs to give you some sort of recognition. I'm glad you mention meditation. I need to go back to that web sight and see what is going on.

Happy
I like to people watch. Wow, an open house at Christmas time would be a lot of fun, but a lot of preparation too. Don't stress yourself out.

Annie, Shad, Michelle and Laura, Ellen, Patty and Java Hello :wave:

happy2bme
11-08-2012, 05:13 PM
Well I went through 3 boxes in the garage and I feel as if I have moved the earth. Brought a couple of boxes in to sort through - have some things like my craft scissors I have been looking for. Also found my high school year book. I thought I saw someplace that they are paying $25 for yearbooks. I can't wait to peek in there and reminisce about how fabulous I looked senior year :rofl: Actually I loved my senior year picture. A very rare decent shot of me.

Think I'll do something easy for supper - frozen chicken kievs and Rice a Roni and a vegetable. At least I can sit down while going through the boxes - it's the taking the stuff up and down and putting it away that's tiring - all the more reason not to keep it in the first place, eh? ;)

Ceejay - that's pretty scary to have a break in right next door. So convienient to have the camera on your property. Expecially if you get alot of random foot traffic as you say. I hope they get enough info to find the thieves.

diyana
11-09-2012, 08:39 AM
Good morning ladies -

The frig got repaired. The fan that sends the cold air from the freezer to the frig was dead...and had to be replaced. Luckily, he had a replacement fan on his truck. It wasn't cheap...but not as much as a new frig...so I told the guy to fix the dang thing so that i can actually keep fresh food in my house. I'm going to spend a few minutes online today to get a good shopping list of staples for managing diabetes, and then stop at the store on the way home from work. The repair guy said it should be down to a safe temperature within 24 hours. This morning, I checked the thermometer in the frig, and it was 35, which is just about perfect. :)

Last night was rough...I'd went to bed very early because I was exhausted, and the ex called me at 8:45, our little 6 year old female dog Mischief (the one on the special meds) had been laying down and when she stood up, she collapsed. She was hyperventilating (which is a symptom of her condition, and usually her breathing evens out quickly). This time it did not. I got over there in 10 minutes, but she had already passed. :cry: We were both so broken up about it. Our last little female Pixie only lived 6 years or so. My ex is taking her to the humane society this morning to have her cremated. :cry:

I left Santa there with him and Doppler, mostly so that Doppler wouldn't be alone in the house today. Doppler seemed upset and confused why Mischief wasn't responding anymore. I'll pick Santa up tonight after the ex gets home, and Santa and I will be at the house a lot over the weekend as I continue to box stuff up and move it to the new place.

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Ceejay - So scary to have a break in next door! I hope the police have enough evidence from your camera to catch the culprits.

Happy - Good for you for going through some boxes. I don't feel like unpacking ANY boxes...of course, I'm in a different situation than you. My opinion is should I just live out of the boxes for the next 6-9 months, rather than unpack and repack them? :yes:

I hope the rest of y'all are doing well.

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
11-09-2012, 08:59 AM
CHELLE...so sad about Mischief. I am so sad and sorry to hear this. Hugs sister.

MELODY525
11-09-2012, 09:16 AM
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The sun is shining and you would never know the last 2 weeks even happened. Funny how that feels/ Everything seems like a dream. The building has quieted down and that's a good sign. They have their community room back and that's all they cared about. Selfish sots!!
Jen & rRichie had a much deserved day off yesterday. I think the worst is over now. The weather is good for the next few days and we might be able to open a window!! :sunny:
I took today off without any notice. Just didn't go downstairs. We have a 3 day weekend and now mine is 4 :ROFL: :ROFL: I don't think anyone dares to ring my phone. I am feeling good but achy. Had a great nights sleep after a codeine & tylenol. Just like a sleeping pill:cloud9:
Now it is back to a routine. I pedaled last night and started journaling again. It's time to go back to normal.
Of course my state is happy with the election. Enuff said.
I just want to thank all of you for the prayers and good thoughts.
I'll go back a bit and read. See what you gals have been up to.:wave:

diyana
11-09-2012, 09:23 AM
Annie - Thank you. I told my ex that she had a good life because she was our dog. She lived A LOT longer because she was our dog. Many people told us to put her down when we first learned of her heart/lungs/blood condition. But she was able to play and have fun and for a few more years because we did everything we could to help manage her condition. We did do everything we could for her. :hug:

MELODY525
11-09-2012, 09:59 AM
HAPPY....YOU DID A GREAT JOB DESCRIBING THE MESS HERE. I COULD FEEL EVERY WORD. CHAOS. BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT THE MAYOR RAN NON-STOP ALONG WITH HIS MINIONS. GREAT CREW THEY WERE. I WAS WONDERING HOW MOM WAS DOING AT HER HOME. SENDING HER A GOOD THOUGHT AND A HUG:hug:
WHAT KIND OF OPEN HOUSE?? MAYBE I WILL COME AND NEVER LEAVE!!:scooter: SO GET THOSE DECORATIONS GOING!!:ginger:


CEEJAY...SO GLAD THE BABY GOT TO GO HOME. HAD A LAUGH AT THE HALLOWEEN OUTFIT THOUGH. :rofl: i think we are all ready for the weekend:DANCE: IT WAS NICE OF YOU TO WORK FOR THE COWORKER TOO:hug:
I cannot believe the robbery & break in!! omg!! so close to home. thank God you did get the adt system!!:hug:




MICHELLE.....HOPE YOUR NEW BEGINNING WILL BE A GREAT ONE...A NEW YEAR IS COMING TOO:hug: I AM GLAD YOU ARE COMNING TO TERMS WITH THE RELATIONSHIP AND GLAD TOO THAT THE EX I IS NOT ADDING TO THE DRAMA. GOOD THAT YOU ARE ALMOST DONE AND ALREADY IN THE NEW PLACE. HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER TOO:getwell: SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE FRIDGE. AND THE TEST RESULTS. HOPE WHEN YOU GET A ROUTINE IN THEY WILL DROP DOWN IN NUMBERS. :hug: GEEZ!!!
PART 2: I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR AUNT. SENDING YOU OUR SYMPATHIES:hug: sending more hugs for mischief. she was a lucky dog to have people who loved her. sorry for her passing.




ANNIE....BEEN THINKING OF YOUR DAD AND HOPING HE WAS DOING OK TOO:hug: HAD TO SIGH AT THE SHOTS & THE PICTURES. POOR LITTLE JAKE. 3 SHOTS ARE NO FUN AT ALL AND FEVERISH TO SAY THE LEAST:hug: HOPE YOU FIND OUT ABOUT THE "PROMISED LAND" THAT THEY SAID WOULD HAPPEN AT WORK. :hug: THANKS FOR THE PICS.



LAURA....OH HOW I WISH I HAD BEEN WITH YOU FINDING THE HOLIDAY ITEMS. I LOVE THE FEELING!!!! :turkey: :hohoho: THE LONGER WALKS WITH COAL SOUND GOOD TOO. I COULD ALMOST SMELL THE LEAVES BY THE CREEK. I LOVE THE IDEA OF THE ORNAMENT EXCHANGE. WE SHOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT IN THE OFFICE. THEY ARE HUM BUGS NOW!!! LOL




MARY....GLAD YOU MADE IT THRU THE STORM:hug: WHAT A NIGHTMARE HUH???


SHAD...IT'S OK TO PUT YOU LEFT LEG IN & OUT BUT DON'T PUT IN YOUR HEAD AND SHAKE IT ALL ABOUT!!! I CAN SEE THIS JOB DOES NOT DIFFER FROM SOME OF THE OTHERS WITH THE INSANITY!!:crazy: HAVE YOU BEEN BEDAZZLING THEM WITH YOUR BRILLIANCE???? ROFLMAO GLAD TO HEAR YOU GOT A CAR TO USE. HOPE THE GUYS DON'T NEED IT TOO MUCH!
AS FOR YOUR CV.....THEY THINK YOU ARE THE QUEEN OF FIX THIS!!!! :queen:





ELLEN...HOPE THE NEW CHANGES DON'T MAKE TOO MANY WAVES. KEEP YOU HEAD DOWN IS RIGHT. NEVER MAKE A TARGET!! LOL WILL KEEP GOOD THOUGHTS FOR YOU AND HOPE IT ALL WORKS OUT.

ceejay52
11-09-2012, 10:05 AM
Michelle
So sorry to hear about Mischief. You are right, you did all you could for her.
And glad you could get the fridge repaired.

Happy
It want be long before you have all you boxes unpacked.

Mel
Glad to hear that things are back to normal in your building. There's still so many that still need help.

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The detectives did get a lot of information they needed. They were still asking the neighbors questions yesterday. I was glad to see that the foot traffic was not there last night. It probably will be this week end. I also noticed that those guys had one of there windows up early this morning and in this neighborhood that's an open invitation.

I've been in a cleaning mood. My living room is now cleaner than before. I've been trying to keep things picked up. Today I'm tackling my bedroom.
I want to get outside and rake some more fallen leaves.

Laura705
11-09-2012, 10:29 AM
Michelle - So sorry to hear about Mischief. :( I'm certain she had a very good life with you - all the love and care you provided surely did that. :love:

Happy - Good for you going through the boxes It'll happen, maybe not as quickly as you hoped, but it'll get there. Of course, I'm sure you're thinking, if I've lived without most of this stuff for this long, do I really need it?? :D But there's those things here and there that you will be delighted to have again. Don't subject yourself to the stress of an open house unless you like the idea of being forced to get the boxes organized and being able to decorate. Will your job slow down, i.e., less hours for you, during the slow winter period? It makes the job less pleasant, even getting the paycheck, when you know you'll be tuckered out and sore on your days off. :( Re the museum, when I was back there I was reminded all over again how beautiful a building it is, and it'll be nice to just visit there and enjoy the structure, and to visit some favorite things and discover new ones. Yes, there were plenty of "young people" around that looked like your typical art students. :lol:

Ceejay - Pretty scary with a break-in next door to you. :fr: I suppose you're really glad to have that security system in place. I hope they get the burglars!! Is your cousin's wife doing a family tree?

Mel - Everyone needs those sunny days, and especially after what you've gone through in your state. Must have seemed so surreal to have the snowstorm hit right after Sandy. Good for you taking the day off - I'm sure you roundly deserve it. Enjoy!!! :) :)

Everyone have a great weekend!!
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Yesterday afternoon was our fundraiser finale at work. They have a live auction and raffles. I didn't have my act together, so I hadn't purchased any raffle tickets. The live auction items are really for the big shot execs, not the lowly peon employees - things that seem to go for $500 and upwards. That makes it boring for me. They need to change up the offerings on that part of the event.

I went to a circuit class after work. Dinner was a can of soup. I'm no longer a huge fan of canned soup, but sometimes it hits the spot for an easy quick meal. I have a bowl with a lid that I thought would be good if I bring soup to work, but now I realize it won't fit a whole can of soup. I might check out the resale shop to see what they have.

Last night I was flipping through a magazine bf's mom passed along to me and I found a recipe I might take to Thanksgiving dinner at bf's bro's house. It's a pumpkin cake roll. I have a similar recipe I clipped from another magazine way back when, so I'll dig that one up, compare the two and choose which one I'll make. The one I found yesterday has pecans and a cream cheese filling - yummy. Looking forward to trying it out.

Early tomorrow morning I have my mammo appointment (oh joy), and after that, bf and I are having breakfast with a former co-worker of mine. Nothing else planned. We have a 30% coupon for Kohls and bf has a gift card, so we'll probably be there sometime this weekend. I don't know what he plans to buy, but I need a pair of jeans!

Okay, enough rambling, back to work. :blah:

:cofdate:

Shad
11-09-2012, 05:25 PM
Morning all,
Home again and it is a grey and drizzly sort of day, but who cares when for breakfast you can have fresh bread, home grown tomato picked straight from the garden and a good slice of a good tasty cheese. I'm in love. :drool::love: :drool::love: :drool::love:

Laura - good luck with the boob job. Painful but necessary. I have to agree about the canned soup. It's got a lot of salt and is not always very tasty and I hate anything that have green veges in. Canned green vegs always seem to turn out to be a nasty shade of khaki somehow.

Ceejay - sorry to hear about the breakin. Good to co-operate with the cops since they are more likely to come to the aid of someone who supports them.

Michelle - so sorry to hear about the passing of Mischief. Maybe she just didn't want to have any more pain in her life. Similar thing happened to my Shad and although he wanted to stay with us, he knew that it was going to be pain filled and we did the best we could for him.
Are you sure you want and need to go back to CA so soon? Just wondering if you need time to get yourself on your feet before you go back to the loving but sometimes unhelpful support of family.

Mel - good to have you back again. We should speak, but I don't know whether you will be on the phone this weekend and it may be a couple of weekends before I can get back again.

Annie - lovely photo of you and the wee man. That's a treasure. Isn't he growing? Deranged brothers??? I got a couple of those. Maybe they should form a club.

Happy - what exactly does an open house entail? Do you have folk wandering around the yard and outbuildings and in the house and everywhere? Hope they don't wake up the bear.

Better go and get myself sorted for some shopping. My right hearing aid did a wobbly the other week and I expressed posted it to the shop. I haven't heard anything so I just hope it arrived. The garden is looking okay although there are some grass and weeds out there and the rose garden is being taken over by hippeastrums, gerberas, and alyssum but still the weeds grow. The tomatoes are doing well, the corn is just about ready and I need to think about more beans and more beetroot etc.

So back later. Take care.

annie175
11-09-2012, 08:16 PM
Good Evening.....

Made homemade pizza, dough in the breadmaker. Pepperoni, hamburger, onion, green pepper, yellow and green peppers. Also made breadstix. Was quite tasty.

Sis came over to borrow Cs SUV for the weekend to go to Ohio for a wedding. Gave her some pizza to take home with her. Ainsley came with her and got Sassy all stirred up and running through the house...it waSs actually kind of cute and now Sass is tuckered out in MY lazyboy...

Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and 63, will feel like a heat wave. Sunday is supposed to be even better. C and I are going to see the new James Bond movie Sunday morning with my brother and SIL..

Shaddie...I still have 5 tomatos from my garden that I am rationing myself. I had to brown bag them to get them to turn now I am eating them one at a time a few days a part...I just hate letting go of summer. Boo...

Chelle....just do what you think is best for you and no one else. You come first. You are doing a great job, btw, considering all the stress and hurt you have been under. Prayers do work!

Laura...have fun with the boobie squeeze. NOT.. I agree with you on canned anything. I don't even buy canned veggies or anything. Way too much sodium...has to be frozen for me. If it does come in a can or jar it has to be the low sodium version.

Ceeg...scary about the break in, worse if anyone had been home. Around here they are breaking in even if people are home then beating them or shooting them.....this economy has people doing things they normally wouldn't do.

Mellie...good for you for taking a 4 day weekend. After all the hours you put in and alarms you answer, you NEED to take time for you....I am very proud of you for doing that. Enjoy Jen and Richie, and the heck with the rest of it. xoxo

Hello to all everyone...

Going to watch a couple of shows, then hit the hay that C is warming up at the moment....

Love and hugs

annie175
11-09-2012, 08:18 PM
Holy crap, thought I lost my post, but I didn't..yikes...it was all there...good thing cause I certainly couldn't do it again....don't feel like it.

ceejay52
11-09-2012, 08:50 PM
Laura
I'm envious of your shopping trip to Khols this week end.

Annie
The detective thinks it's some young boys a couple of doors down. And to think I was ready to do away with mine. After this incident I'm keeping it but need to call ADT about a couple of issues.

Shad
Did you bake the bread? The cheese and tomato sound good especially with the bread.

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Talked to both my siblings this week end. My oldest sister is in California with her daughter and new grandbaby. She's gained up to 5 pounds. I'm ready for some new pictures.
The detective came back this morning to make a flash drive of the video. I think I can go back to the recorded stuff now. I should have written that information down as the detective was showing me. I did tell him that I'd rather not anyone find out that I have it. He assured me he would not tell where he got the video.

MELODY525
11-10-2012, 07:12 AM
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HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE.
YESTERDAY WAS ALMOST PERFECT.
ONE FAST TRIP DOWNSTAIRS. TEMPERS ARE STILL FLARING.
NO ONE CAN FIND ANYTHING.
SOME GOVT. CHECKS NOT DELIVERED YET.
SOME MAIL GOT WET AT DIFFERENT POST OFFICES.
THEY CANNOT BE DELIVERED UNTIL THEY ARE "DRIED OUT & SANITIZED".
THE POST OFFICE TOLD THEIR CARRIERS TO SPREAD THE WORD.
YOU CAN IMAGINE THE OUTCRY.
PEOPLE REALLY ARE ANIMALS AFTER ALL :rofl:

FEMA AND THE NATIONAL GUARD ARE DOING A GREAT JOB.
HOBOKEN IS OUR NEIGHBOR & THEY GOT HIT MUCH WORSE THAN WE DID.
ONLY A SMALL PART OF OUR TOWN IS ON THE WATERFRONT.
THE REST IS ON THE HUDSON CLIFFS.

YESTERDAY I WATCHED TV AND PLAYED GAMES.
BUT MOST OF THE DAY JUST SAT & WAS COMATOSE. :faint:
I FELT BRAIN DEAD AND CAN'T THINK RIGHT.
I THINK MY MIND SHUT DOWN...(or is temporarily on vacation) :beach:

WE GOT TO OPEN THE WINDOWS FOR A FEW MINUTES.
VERY MILD OUTSIDE AND THE AIR SMELLED SO FRESH.

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.





CEEJAY....SO GLAD THE COPS WILL KEEP IT A SECRET.
AND I AM GLAD YOU HAVE THAT SYSTEM AS I SAID BEFORE.
ALSO VERY HAPPY YOU HEARD FROM THE FAMILY.
EVEN HAPPIER THE BABY IS GAINING:bb:
I'M VERY HAPPY FOR YOU:hug:




LAURA...THE FINALE SOUNDED NICE. I ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO AN AUCTION.
BUT SOMEWHERE WE CAN BOTH AFFORD!!:lol3:
THE PUMPKIN ROLL ALSO SOUNDED DEVINE!
SO COUNT ME IN FOR CREAM CHEESE WITH ANYTHING!!:hun:
HAVE A NICE LUNCH & SHOP AT KOHLS!
GOOD LUCK WITH THE MAMMO:hug:




SHAD.....THE PHONE HAS BEEN TIED UP BECAUSE MY CEL PHONE DIED.
THE COPS & TOWN HALL ARE USING MY HOUSE PHONE # AGAIN.
I THOUGHT THE CEL WAS FIXED AFTER THEY GAVE IT BACK TO ME
BUT IT DIED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE 3RD TIME.
THE BREAKFAST SOUNDED GREAT.
I LOVE TOMATO SANDWICHES.
THEY MAKE ANY KIND OF BREAD TASTE GREAT:drool:




ANNIE....I AM MOVING IN WITH YOU GUYS.
I WOULD LOVE THE MENU....BUT I MIGHT GET FAT!!!:lol3:
HAD A LAUGH AT SASSY AND THE RECLINER. TOO CUTE.

annie175
11-10-2012, 09:03 AM
Happy Saturday!!

Watching the Hallmark channel at the moment...taking a break from emptying the dishwasher and folding towels. I love the C movies...not Curtis..ba ha hahahaha. Going to hit the shower and do all my errands then come home and pick poo out of the back yard, tear out my garden cruddies, enjoy the outdoors and the nice temps, then believe it or not...going to clean out my walk in closet, so maybe C can move a "very few" things in there. lol.

Ceeg..glad to hear the babe is gaining weight. I would feel a little more secure with ADT myself. I would keep it if I were you.

MELLIE...well lil Miss Sass is once again asleep in my chair AGAIN. Me thinks, she thinks she runs this house. Enjoy your weekend...just in case you make it here for dinner this evening...I am fixing grilled cheese and homemade potato cheese soup.

Hellos to everyone....have a great Saturday/Sunday.

Loves and hugs

happy2bme
11-10-2012, 09:21 AM
Hi there ladies,

Not sure what kind of day today will bring. I woke up late, have to work today and there's a big thunderstorm moving in here. We haven't had thunder in months. However I have to drop off some orders at the post office so I'd rather it not be raining. I hope it won't be too busy at the store today.

While going through some boxes yesterday I came across several DVDs that my BIL converted home movies to. I stayed up way too late watching them. I guess I am getting old because there were so many of my relatives who have passed. It was really nice to "see them" again. :cry: :hug:
Ok, thunder is shaking the house and it's pouring really hard outside - there are warnings of a severe storm so I'm getting off the computer. Will try and post tonight. Have a good weekend ladies.

ceejay52
11-10-2012, 12:08 PM
Morning.
Getting a late start today. Slept till 7.30, okay I sound like my mom.

Annie
I agree about being outside today. I need to do some last minute outside jobs before the cold weather decides to stay for good.

Mel
I can fully understand the stuff going on in the office. People are animals and in our town spoiled animals.

Happy
Hope you can wait till the worse part of the storm is over before you have to leave for work. Hope your day is quiet.

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I've decided to take a week's vacation the first of December. I sold back two weeks last year but will only have 16 hours to sell back this year unless I get sick. hmmmmmm.

Need to bring in the Christmas decorations. I cull through those every year and discard some more. Mostly what I have are memento's.

I have decided that I need a pcp here in town so I'm going to use the APN at the North East Arkansas clinic here. All the important stuff I'll go to Jonesboro.

I haven't seen any foot traffic come through since the detective has been asking the neighbors. Maybe the kids have gotten afraid of being caught.

Talked to my friend in Utah last night. She seems to be liking that area. It snowed big time night before last in her area.

MELODY525
11-11-2012, 07:32 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKLETTES.
FEELING MORE LIKE MYSELF WITH EVERY DAY.
ALTHOUGH CLOUDY, IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE 64 DEGREES TODAY.
I HOPE THE WEATHERMAN IS RIGHT.
I WOULD LOVE A FEW MINUTES OUTSIDE.
LIKE ANNIE...I AM WATCHING THE CHRISTMAS MOVIES:hohoho:
SWITCHING BETWEEN THE HALLMARK & LIFETIME CHANNELS!!:dancer:
HAVE A SUPER DAY!





ANNIE...LOVED THE PLANS FOR THE DAY & THE MENU!!
HAD A LAUGH AT FINDING SPACE FOR C'S THINGS.
CHECK OUT THE LIFETIME CHANNEL TOO!
CAN C TANKE ANOTHER DAY OF SAPPY HOLIDAY MOVIES???
ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR:love:




HAPPY....HOPE YOU MADE IT THRU THE THUNDERSTORMS.
I SAW THE WEATHER MAP LAST NIGHT WITH LOTS OF STORMS!!
SNOW, SLEET AND SOME HAIL TOO.
STORMS SURROUNDED BY MILD WEATHER. VERY WEIRD. STAY SAFE:hug:




CEEJAY....A WEEK OFF IN DECEMBER IS GREAT!!
I WANTED TO GO THRU THE CHRISTMASSY STUFF TOO. GOOD IDEA.
MAYBE I'LL LOOK TODAY. HOPE THEY CATCH THOSE KIDS.
THEY SHOULD HAVE THE STUFFING SCARED OUT OF THEM.
YOU ARE SOOOO RIGHT....TOWN PEOPLE ARE SPOILED HERE TOO.
THE DEMANDS WERE RIDICULOUS!

ceejay52
11-11-2012, 09:01 AM
Morning
Back to work this morning. Sigh I"m getting tired of this place but three more years and I can retire.

I got outside yesterday and wrapped the only exposed pipe. Raked some more leaves--just to have something to do outside. They were moldy and set off my allergies. When will I learn to wear a mask!!

Saw the most beautiful sunrise this morning.

More later

happy2bme
11-11-2012, 11:34 AM
Good morning ladies,

Today is Veterans Day where we pay homage to those who have served our country (and in some cases gave their lives) to protect us and our freedoms. Thank you to everyone who has done so. :thanks:

Today also marks what I will call "Freedom Day" for DH and I. It was a year ago we sped out of town and fled a (mostly) bad part of our lives for a little bit of heaven up this way. Sure doesn't seem like a year already. It's cool and wet outside - rain is supposed to turn to snow later as the temps drop down. Only a high of 25 degrees or so tomorrow. Time to pull out the Land's End down jacket. :brr:

As far as newspapers go, I read the once a week local paper because it's mostly good / neutral news and keeps me informed of what's going on. I don't watch the TV news because the stations are based in Minnesota and we just get a passing reference for things out our way. Most of my info I get is online from the Internet and I tell you, I am about to stop reading those too. Mostly because I am totally sick and tired of the ignorant comments that people are posting. GET OVER IT PEOPLE, the election is over. Some people won, some lost. Shut your trap already. Go do some good for someone in this world instead of posting slurs, rants and complaints. For example I was reading an article about volunteers who are going through some high rise buildings in NY where there are elderly and sick who are still without power and food. Now I really can't speak to what's going on in New York - what little I read does seem like the local governments are refusing federal government assistance for whatever reason but if that's the case - take the mayor and governor to task - that's not the president's fault. But people are bashing Obama and I have a feeling these are the same types who would otherwise be complaining that these "leeches of society (sick and elderly)" are just sponging off the welfare roles. Anything to complain. Just makes me so mad. Ok, I know, I know - just don't read the stuff. :rolleyes:

I worked yesterday and as I was cleaning up and getting ready to leave, I heard the water running upstairs. (There's an apartment above the store). Water seemed to be running a long time and I heard what sounded like rain on the ceiling. This was odd because there's another floor above our ceiling. Then I realized that's not rain, that's water leaking on the ceiling tiles from the floor above :yikes: I suspect the tenant ran water for the bathtub and got distracted. The tick, tick of water hitting the ceiling tiles got more intense and I was about to run upstairs and bang on the door when I heard footsteps running and the water shut off. About 30 seconds later a big splash of water came through the tiles and dumped all over the floor. Good thing I had moved or I would have gotten a shower I didn't need. I mopped the floor quickly and called the owners. Then I had to take my shoes off and finish up in stocking feet because the wet tile is SUPER slippery - like walking on ice. Fortunately it was only about a bucket or two's worth of water that fell through but it did take me about a half hour longer to clean up. I got home, DH had made some meatballs and Italian sausage in the crockpot with a batch of the fresh tomatoes I roasted earlier this summer with onions and garlic and froze. He added some bell peppers - red and green. We had sandwiches - tonight will be spaghetti. I was really tired afterwards and decided to go to sleep at 9pm - odd for me. Didn't really sleep that well even after going to bed early. Today I have laundry to do and some grocery shopping - hoping to convince DH to come with me although he is tired and feeling poorly with the change in weather.

Going to post this so I don't lose it then on to personals.

happy2bme
11-11-2012, 12:22 PM
Ceejay - 2 things that are really different in the south - I've never seen it rain as hard as it does down there and the second is the most incredible sunrises / sunsets. Glad you got to enjoy one. I would think with the long work schedules you have that you'd want to take the time off to enjoy your vacations (even if you stay at home) rather than sell back the time. Heck, when I was working I asked if we could buy more time off :lol:

Mel - I'm jealous. 64 degrees. I guess we are getting the far end of Burto or whatever that winter storm is west of here. At least it's not a Sandy! Glad you are warm and dry and back to some semblance of normal. Enjoy your movies and a chance to smile and feel sappy before the seniors start banging down your door. OMG those people can be so crotchety :dizzy: I had to smile at the commotion with the mail - my Mom is having a FIT because we opted to forward her mail to my sister's while she was visiting us and of course it's screwed up and they are still not delivering it properly (turns out it was the fault of her ditzy mailman, not my poor sister). I see my Mom's reaction to things and multiply it by 100 and think "that's Mel's life". I can't hug you enough...

Annie - how did your soup come out? I have some extra potatoes - thinking of making a pot of that soup too. Poor C is he living out of a box because you have the closets filled? :lol: I have laugh - DH has about 3 feet of closet space - everything else is MINE. Oh wait - I did give him the hanging space in the guitar room but the floor space is about 50/50 his stuff and mine. ;) Of course Sassy runs the house - why would you think differently? That's why they melt your heart so that you don't notice them taking over :D

Shad - I am so in envy of you with a fresh loaf of bread and a garden tomato. How wonderful is that? Been meaning to ask you - what do you do with rocket? Do you make a salad with it or just add it to sandwiches as a peppery garnish? What sort of dressing do you use? I have a great patch in the garden that is loving this cool weather. Not sure if it will get all wet and gooey once the snow's hit so I want to use it up - just not sure what to do with it - all I've been doing so far is plucking it and eating it right from the garden. As to your question about an open house - no, it's not like zombies wandering the grounds although that would be fun. Basically it's an informal get together. One often has nibbly finger type snacky foods and drinks and you invite people to stop by between the hours of 2 and 6 for example. It's not a set hour, just an opportunity to get together. People often do these over the holidays as a chance to see each other without committing a whole evening to the deal. It does however seem like minimal effort in the host's mind and a pretty big deal of work and preparation for the hostess ;) ;) ;) if you know what I mean.

Michelle - I'm very sorry to hear about Mischief. You have to remind yourself that you did give the pup a very good life. I imagine it's going to be an adjustment for Doppler and Santa to get used to being in a group setting to each being the top dog now. At least they can visit with each other. Hope you are settled into the new place.

Laura - I actually like Lee jeans. Got them at Kohls at first but I have shopped the sales at Lee which are just as good as Kohls. DH likes the men's fit too. I second Mel's opinion that I'd eat anything with cream cheese :lol: The cake roll sounds delish - I'd just be scared of trying to roll the thing :lol: I hear you on the fund raiser. We had one of those too - it was put together by the wives of the upper management and we figured out after a while that they were the ones who bid on the stuff because it was either too high end (sky box at the local sporting arena for $3500) or it was junk the regular folk just weren't interested in. They definitely could have made more money if they appealed to a wider audience. I could use a bit of your mindset to get rid of stuff I don't need any more. Actually right now my hobby room is staged with stuff that I need to sell or give away. I don't think a Craig's list works as well up this way so I will probably wait until the summer folk return and do a garage sale. I did notice one of the local radio stations has a swap shop where you can advertise some of the bigger things - need to check into that. As for work, I'm not sure what's going to happen. My coworker is leaving for college in January. There's not going to be much business at all between January and April except for one or two events. Business is dependent on snowmobilers so if we don't get snow, I don't see her opening the store much. I think she likes the fact that with us available, it frees her to be able to do some personal things herself - it's just soooo boring sitting there with nothing to do. We'll see. And there certainly won't be anything in the way of other jobs available here until summer season - lots of places close up for the winter. I'd rather sit at home when it's snowy out anyway :lol: Have you started reading Dolores Claiborne yet?

I think I'm going to look up a few recipes and make a meal plan and grocery list.

Hellos to Java, Ellen and Patty :wave:

Laura705
11-11-2012, 01:39 PM
Hey Annie - heard a news blurb about home explosions in Indy - hope all is okay w/ you & you family!

Laura705
11-11-2012, 01:54 PM
Heard from Annie via text- they're fine. Happened about 10 mi away.

Out in yard for cleanup. Windy day!!

Shad
11-11-2012, 04:48 PM
Morning y'all,
Short post since I am once again about to board and aeroplane and go back to Darwin. A little short on sleep since I had the DS2 and G/F over for dinner and by the time I had packed the leftovers up and given them some garden produce, cleaned up and gone to bed it was time to get up again and watch my beloved footy team beat the living daylights out of Scotland after which I went back to bed to grab a few more zzzzzzs. As per normal after the excitement of a match it was hard to get back to sleep so I am running on something like 2 hours sleep all up. Guess I will be sleeping on the plane huh?

Happy - Rocket can be used in salads with other types of leaves, it can be put in sandwiches, it is eaten raw and if you want to dress it, just use a light oil and lemon juice with herbs or maybe even just the lemon juice. Don't over load it with the dressing or it will wilt. I have never cooked it. It goes just fine with feta cheese, grilled mushrooms with garlic and a little chilli and the above dressing and served immediately. I have friends who kill for the stuff.

Okay - time to move again. Back sometime tonight.

happy2bme
11-12-2012, 02:32 AM
Glad you are ok Annie - thanks for the update Laura. Just saw a picture of the neighborhood. That is unbelievable. Wonder what could have caused that - the house is blown to smithereens.

MELODY525
11-12-2012, 07:27 AM
GOOD MORNING :coffee:

I CANNOT BELIEVE I MISSED VETERANS AND REMEMBRANCE DAY.
FOR SOME REASON I THOUGHT THEY WERE BOTH ON THE 12TH.
MISS HAPPPY...THANKS FOR THE REMINDER.
I BET THE SENIORS MISSED ME DECORATING THE ELEVATOR.
NOTHING MUCH NEW HERE. MEDICAL ALARMS AND SMOKE ALARMS.
WENT OUTSIDE FOR A BIT BUT TOO COLD TO JUST SIT AROUND.
ALSO...HAD NO PHONE WITH ME FOR EMERGENCIES.
AND I HAD TO CALL THE COPS AND TELL THEM WHERE I WAS. PITA.
SIMPLER TO JUST STAY INDOORS TILL I GET MY CELL FIXED.
HAVE A GREAT DAY.






HAPPY.....THANKS AGAIN FOR THE REMINDER ABOUT THE VETS.
I WILL THINK OF THEM TODAY.
YOU CRACKED ME UP WITH MOM'S MAIL AND THE TIMES 100. ROFLMAO
I AM NOW WONDERING IF I WILL BE BOTH THE SOLUTION & THE PROBLEM AS I AGE.
NOW THAT WOULD BE A HOOT!!:rofl: THANKS FOR THE HUGS:hug:
SOME OF THE STORMS LOOKED TO BE FEROCIOUS.
GLAD IT WASN'T ONE ON TOP OF YOUR AREA.
WHILE YOU'RE MEAL PLANNING...THINK OF ME.
THERE IS TOO MUCH NOISE NEAR ANNIE'S HOUSE.
MIGHT BE SAFER IF ANNIE & I WENT TO YOUR HOUSE AND STAYED:ginger:





ANNIE....I DIDN'T KNOW YOU WERE NEAR AN EXPLOSION.
I AM GLAD THAT LAURA FILLED US IN AND YOU ARE ALL OK :hug:
PLEASE STAY SAFE & SOUND OUT THERE!!
I WILL HAVE TO WATCH THE NEWS TO SEE WTF IS GOING ON OUT THERE.




CEEJAY....YOU SOUND JUST .IKE MY FRIEND.
SHE HAS THREE MORE YEARS TO GO ALSO...OR ABOUT 3.
SHE'S COUNTING THE DAYS TILL RETIREMENT:rofl:
HOPE THE ALLERGIES ARE OK. :hug:




LAURA....THANKS FOR THE ANNIE REPORT.
I THOUGHT IT WAS A STORM TILL I READ YOUR POST.
LOOKS LIKE WE WERE ALL OUTSIDE FOR A BIT.




SHAD....I ALMOST CALLED YOU FROM THE OFFICE YESTERDAY.
BUT WAS AFRAID OF GETTING INTO TROUBLE:rofl:
I COULD HAVE TOLD THEM THAT IT WAS MY SALARY FOR 2 WEEKS!
BUT I WAS VOLUNTEERING FOR THE TOWN AND NOT HOUSING.
SAFE TRAVELS LIL' SIS:hug:
CONGRATS ON THE FOOTY WIN!!:cheer2:
HOW WAS THE PLAN RIDE??? Zzzzzzzzzzzz

annie175
11-12-2012, 08:12 AM
Good Morning All....sheesh the poor victims of the explosion. Authorities are leaning toward a gas leak. Not determined as yet. Two house completely demolished. 12 others with major damages. Two deaths, one of which was a school teacher who taught 2nd grade, the other her husband. The entire neighborhood is not allowed into the addition. They are all camped out at a local church. So sad....and we think we have issues. God Blesses us in ways we do not even know.

Saw the movie Skyfall (James Bond). Loved it. IMAX theather, so it was really cool. The dude that plays the lawyer in Erin Brockavich is also in the movie. A lot heavier and bearded. I didn't realize it was him till I whispered to Curtis that guy has the same voice as the dude in Erin Brockavich. Curtis chuckled and said that is because it is him. lol He is not in the movie till about 3/4 the way into it.

I am eating the last of my garden tomatos today for brekkie and lunch. My last two. boo hoo hoo. It was a very nice weekend here in Indy, got my garden torn out. Sassy poo picked up and even wore shorts and a tank top....lil chilly but not bad.

MELLIE...are things starting to get slightly back to normal yet?

LAURA...thank you for texting and checking on us. We heard it but didn't know what it was till TV news later on.

HAPPY...the soup turned out fabulous. I had it for breakfast and then dinner last night. None left. lol.

Not much else to report....hello to all you wonderful women.

Loves and hugs,

diyana
11-12-2012, 08:53 AM
Monday already?

Sheesh! Where did the weekend go? Actually, I know where it went. Friday night and most of Saturday, I was at a co-worker's house helping him and his wife finish packing for their move to Colorado. Saturday night, I had to create and send out an email campaign for a website client. And Sunday, even though I was dead tired, I went over to the old house mostly to do laundry, but also to bring a few loads of odds and ends over to my new place. I brought Santa back with me yesterday...but took him back over this morning to spend the day with Doppler so Doppler wouldn't be lonely by himself (without Mischief). I wanted to just collapse into bed at around 5:30, but the upstairs neighbors had company over. They invited me up to join them, but I was too tired.

Work is going to remain crazy busy for awhile, which is a good thing. I've got a couple projects to finish up, some code testing to do, an code implementation on Friday night. :faint: I'm sure there's more...just repressing it right now. :lol:

My plan for the evenings this week is walking Santa (a lot), and in between walks, working on the divorce paperwork.

I don't get Black Friday off, because it's not a standard holiday and with my trip at Christmas, I didn't have enough vacation time to take it. But at least I have Thanksgiving off. My friend and I are planning on going out to a restaurant. :)

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Mel - I hope you're doing ok.

Annie - So sad about the explosion. :( Glad you lived far enough away.

Happy - We had temps in the mid 60s down here over the weekend. Were you warm up there? Then yesterday afternoon, it started raining a lot. It probably snow fluried overnight, but I didn't see it fall and there was none on the ground. Today the high will be in the mid 30s. :brr: I've started the Metformin and the most noticeable effect is that that I'm exhausted. Of course, that might not be the medicine but just the fact that I really overdid it this weekend.

Shad - Glad you had a nice time at home...and now it's back to the grind.

A big :wave: to Ceejay, Laura, Ellen and Patty!

Sorry for the short post.

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
11-12-2012, 11:26 AM
We had snow for about an hour. Didn't stick but sure looked pretty coming down.

diyana
11-12-2012, 11:29 AM
Annie - That's the best kind of snow. The kind that looks pretty and doesn't stick. Since I'm now responsible for at least 50% of the snow shoveling/snow blowing...I'm hoping for a winter where none of the snow stays on the ground. LOL

Laura705
11-12-2012, 11:38 AM
Monring all. Lazing around the house on my day off. Oops, 10:01 am, guess I'm not getting to that 10 am exercise class, lol.

Mel - Sounds like no cell phone can be a good thing, if a bit inconvenient. ;) Hope you get it fixed soon.

Shad - Hope you caught up on your sleep on the plane. :dz: The fresh bread and garden tomatoes sound delish!!

Annie - So sad about the deaths from the (probably) gas explosion. :( The last of my garden tomatoes are still on the windowsill, but they were soooo green they aren't doing much now but going right from green to reddish and wrinkly. But they were good while they lasted! Looking forward to seeing Skyfall.

Happy - I like Lee jeans too, and I've gotten mine at Kohl's. Is there a Lee store or outlet store or are you shopping at an online site? Gosh, too much excitement at the shop - water problems. Hope the owner gave the tenant a good talking to! Happy Freedom Day to you! :) :D We had a thunderstorm Saturday afternoon, but it stopped in time for my dogwalk. Yesterday, however, was another matter...if you watched the Bears game you know, lol.

Ceejay - Have you got a countdown to retirement calendar set up yet? :D I thought about the leaf mold yesterday when I was out in the yard yesterday doing cleanup.

Michelle - Just reading your post made me tired - I can only imagine how you feel! Sorry you don't get a 4-day weekend for Thanksgiving, that would have been so nice for you. But I suppose your workplace will be a bit quieter...Hope you get some nice sleep tonight to recover from the weekend!

Hellos to Patty, Ellen and Java. :) :) :)
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Had my early mammo appt Sat, AM - it went okay. Not as smashing as in the past (yuk,yuk), but the tech seemed satisfied. Then my breakfast with my former co-worker. That was nice but I ate too much of the hash!

After that I went to the resale shop for a browse. No books this time - I already have too many and just need to read those and/or use the library! Oh, Happy, I'm nearly halfway through Delores Claiborne - so far I'm liking it a lot. I found a nice like-new LeSportsac purse for $10 that still sells on their site for $88! And it has all the pockets I love, lol. I also bought some Christmas decorations - four strands of wooden cranberry beads - a change from the gold garland. Also a tomato ornament, LOL!! I'll have to post a picture of it for all you tomato lovers, haha. I also bought a cardboard santa face to hang in the window and two small metal luminaria that I'll light with tealight candles.

Yesterday I got out in the yard to do some more flower bed cleanup. Glad I got that done. Gosh was it windy, but the temps were nice. Coal was loving it out there. The big excitement was that at one point I heard him bark by the front gate (thought nothing of it), and the next thing I know I see him chasing a DEER across the yard!!!! The deer leaped over the back chain link fence into the yard behind ours light as a feather - wow. That's never happened before. He must have jumped over the wood fence at the front of the house right over Coal's head!

BF and I went out for a late lunch after I'd finished outside and had showered. We stopped at Walmart after we ate and it was raining by then - we got soaked just going back to the car, and then running from the car to the houseback at home. We watched the Bears game and that was about it for Sunday.

Just taking it easy today. Want to see a movie perhaps. Never did get to Kohl's. Might do that too.

Everyone have a great day!!

diyana
11-12-2012, 04:05 PM
Laura - Lucky you had the day off! I love Lee jeans and slacks. I especially like the comfort-fit waistband which offers a bit of stretch. Glad your mammo appt went well. I've got to get my records transferred from my former doc to my new doc so I know when I'm due for a mammo and an annual exam. You always seem to find the best stuff at the resale shops. I wish I could find resale shops that had such neat stuff...or maybe I should just go looking more often. I'm going to take Santa for a good walk tonight, and hopefully he'll sleep well tonight (and let me sleep too). Last night, he was restless because of the party upstairs and the after-party cleanup which was a bit loud. Yesterday was a great day to work in the yard. Too funny about the deer jumping the fence into and out of your yard!! I can just see Coal chasing it! So cool! I'm glad that Coal had some fun with the chase and that the deer got out ok.

ceejay52
11-12-2012, 04:27 PM
Afternoon
Laura
I love unexpected sights such as the deer. I've never seen one jump that high though. Must of been an awesome sight. Hadn't thought about a calendar countdown. It just dawned on me that as of the 27th of December it will only be 2.5 years. woot woot :dance: :dance:

Annie
I'm glad that you and your family is okay from that explosion. If it's going to snow I like the kind that melts when it hit's the ground. Maybe a dusting of snow.

Michelle
Week ends do go by to fast. However your's sounded productive.

Mel
I took advantage of Saturday's beautiful sunshine and got outside. This afternoon is nice but a bit cool. Tonight is supposed to be in the upper 20's.

Happy
I thougt about you earlier as I read that there will be a solar eclipse tomorrow. Shad may get to experience. I will be watching online.

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This has been a productive work day. I wanted to send the fluoride sample to the health department today but the plant didn't run as much as it normally does because of the cold front that came through. Maybe tomorrow. They said it stormed but I must of slept through it. I know I'm suffering from some hearing loss though.

Hello's to Shad, Ellen and Patty :wave:

Shad
11-12-2012, 06:45 PM
Morning all,
Slept like a baby all night, wonder why.
There is supposed to be a solar eclipse today sometime, must look up when. Apparently 'the world' has flocked to Cairns as it tracks across the top end of Australia. Cairns however is cloudy with expected rain. Darwin is fine with only a bit of cloud around so it should be visible more or less. According to the boffins, Cairns will be the only ones to see totality. Here we will have 98% coverage however it will be at sunrise and much of the coverage will be below the horizon. Every man and his ute will be heading for the highest hill - of which there are very few. I live on one but I am on the wrong side of the building. I may or may not get to see much. I'll let you know.
Now the song is playing in my head. Bonnie Tyler, total eclipse of the heart.
Aaaargggh.

Annie - glad it wasn't you all blasted out and blown up. So sad for those poor people.

Ceejay - hearing loss is a real pain. I have so many stupid problems with these hearing aids. Sometimes they are too loud and sometimes they scream in my ear and they are definitely not always comfortable. Bah humbug. They are however expensive.

Happy - Hope you got some inspiration from the rocket (arugula) uses. I just use it as a salad vegetable. If left to go to seed you should never have to buy seeds or seedlings ever again. Just like Coriander (cilantro) I have it growing in the gravel paths, I have it all over the garden, it is even in the rose garden.

Laura - I would love to have seen that deer jumping the fences. Poor Coal, probably thought it was another dog to play with. I will always remember the expression on Shad the dog's face when he saw a camel train for the first time. 'Now these are bloody big playmates'.

Mel - Plane ride was okay as plane rides go. I did manage to sleep for a while until some little tot decided that screaming was the way to get permission to run amok on the plane. My fellow passenger and I were not very amused. Having said that I didn't appreciate the screaming, I must also say that the mother should not have given in either. Talk about making a rod for your back. It is good to know you are up and running again. Seems like the Governor did a good job for you. And he got on with Obama (the opposition) I do like it when politicians for once in their lives forget the party line and actually work for the people.

Michelle - good to hear that you are settling in satisfactorily. Shame that the place is a bit noisy, but thats only to be expected in apartment blocks. I'm a bit lucky in that my apartment is separated by the fire stairs from the next one, but however if I want to go out onto the balcony, I can just about chat with the neighbouring block dwellers. I get a great view of the swimming pool next door and last night there was a guy swimming naked in there. Interesting, not really. He wasn't one of Mel's firies.

Okay - better go sort out my day. It's taken a while to write this but I have been fixing peoples problems in between personals. I need to go get a coffee and something to eat, then I might feel like wandering around asking people questions about whether they are doing okay with SAP. Not that they will tell me otherwise, I need to bully them into letting me see where they are at. It is a real pain.

MELODY525
11-13-2012, 07:38 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS. THOUGHT WE COULD ALL USE A HUG.

PRAYING THEY FED EX ME A PHONE SOON.
NOT SURE ONE WAS EVEN ORDERED.
NOT SURE THE BOSS IS EVEN COMING IN TODAY :faint:
THIS IS QUITE AN INCONVENIENCE WITH THE DOORBELL & HOME PHONE.
WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

JEN CAME FOR A VISIT. I CAN'T EVEN TIE UP MY OWN PHONE!:lol3:
MY PHONE IS NOT ONLY FOR ALARMS BUT ALSO MY DOORBELL.
THAT WAS THE NEW SYSTEM INSTALLED ABOUT 2 + YEARS AGO.
I HATE IT:tantrum:
BUT IT WAS A QUIET DAY WITH HARDLY ANY ALARMS.
LOTS OF RAIN LAST NIGHT & TODAY.
I AM GOING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CLOUDY WEATHER.
THE SENIORS WILL SLEEP & IT WILL BE QUIET.
WROTE & DROPPED OFF THE REPORTS LAST NIGHT.
TIME FOR BREKKIE.....THINKING OF SHADDIE'S TOMATOE SANDWICHES.
BUT NOT TOMATOES:cry: MAYBE GRILLED CHEESE! :D
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY.


HAPPY.....I THINK I MISSED A POST BY YOU.
LET ME POST THIS AND GO LOOK....

SHAD.....YES THE GOVERNOR DID A GREAT JOB.
THERE IS STILL SO MUCH TO DO. WORK WILL TAKE AGES.TOO BAD ABOUT THE SMALL TOT. WE HAD ONE ONCE.
GOD HOW HE SCREAMED & CARRIED ON. NOT NICE AT ALL.
HOPE THE JOB THIS WEEK GOES WELL:hug:




CEEJAY....20 DEGREES??? YIKES :brr:
DANG I HOPE IT WARMS UP FOR YOU GUYS DOWN THERE.
DOESN'T MOTHER NATURE KNOW YOU'RE IN THE SOUTH????
IT WAS GORGEOUS YESTERDAY AND GALD WE BOTH GOT OUTSIDE.
HOPE THE SAMP[LE IS A GOOD ONE WHEN IT OGES OUT!




LAURA...I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO SEE COAL CHASING THE DEER!!
OMG!!! TOO FUNNY!! BUT IT MUST HAVE BEEN A SHOCK FOR ALL 3 OF YOU!
THOSE WERE SOME NICE FINDS AT THE STORE.
I AM JEALOUS OF YOU XMAS SHOPPING:rudolph:
BUT I DID GO THRU A BOX OF ORNAMENTS YESTERDAY!




ANNIE....SEND THE WHITE STUFF HERE.
ALL WE GOT AGAIN IS RAIN ALL NIGHT & TODAY.
LIKE WE'RE NOT WET ENOUGH:rofl:
THAT EXPLOSION WAS SUCH A SAD STORY. THOSE POOR FAMILIES.
SYMPATHIES FOR ALL THE LOSES.



MICHELLE....BEEN MEANING TO ASK HOW THE VEB CLIENT WORK WAS GOING.
GLAD TO HEAR YOU HAD A CUSTOMER.
YOU MUST BE TIRED WITH ALL YOU DID THIS WEEKEND.
GOOD LUCK THIS WEEK WITH THE PROJECTS.

annie175
11-13-2012, 09:01 AM
Tuesday...hmmmmm....another day....at this wretched place. I know, Annie, it is a job, sort of, be glad I have one. blah blah blah

My friend here, Amy, is escaping. Her last day is the 23rd. She is in finance. Same pay, only she will get yearly bonuses and also a signing on bonus. So actually better pay. AND much better insurance. Go figure.

Having lunch with a former co-worker today at Don Pablo's. I am looking forward to the company and the mexican food. Oink oink.

Last night was pretty calm. Made creamed chicken and cheese sauce, then baked larger potatos. Poured the creamed chicken over the potatos. Sprinkled with chopped green onions (out of the garden that I froze). Was very tasty. Also cut up cucumbers and onions with vinegar water. YUM.

MELLIE...I know when I accidently leave my cell phone at home while at work, it drives me insane. Hope your phone comes very soon. Woke up this morning to 28 degrees. Burrrrr.

SHADDIE....I, too, think of the Bonnie Tyler song, Total Eclipse of the Heart when you go talking all that sky and star talk. lol Work getting any organized at all? If men in charge, probably not.

CEEG...hearing loss can be good at certain times. I know my G-pa used to reach up and turn his down when my G-ma went to b*tching about things. haha

LAURA...I haven't worn Lee jeans since my 20's, but thinking about going back to them. I love Levis, but they are not fitting me like they used to back in the day. All thes low waist, no waist, low cut, b*tt crack showing sizes stink.

MICHELLE...could you please PM me your new address? Thanks sister.

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

HAPPY...Had you on my mind this morning for some reason. Hope your work day goes well, if you are working and your feet do not hurt too much. Hugs sister.

Everyone have a tremendous Tuesday....night before trash eve. lol.

Hello to all I missed

Love and hugs

annie175
11-13-2012, 09:07 AM
Good Morning Song to put a step in your day, smile on your face, and happy thoughts...take a listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1ovNZTpVcU

happy2bme
11-13-2012, 09:33 AM
Good morning kids,

Bopping about to Annie's song this morning - thanks for that! Just what you need to wake up.

Snowy day yesterday - cold too. But there was no wind and light snow falling - I now get what my cousin calls "being inside of a snow globe". I did enjoy my 3 days off. Wish today was number 4 :rolleyes: guess I'm over the job thing, eh? Or maybe I just joined my sisters here saying "how many more days till I'm outta here????" :lol:

Annie - have a nice lunch with your ex-coworker. Sounds like a nice break in the day. Hope your friend's new job works out well. I can't help but remember what someone told me long ago about getting excited about a new job. "Just remember - someone's new exciting opportunity is someone else's crappy job they just left" :lol3 -it sort of puts it into perspective, eh? :D And I hear you about the butt crack jeans. I have a pair of Lees that are comfort waist but below the belly button. I hate them because my caboose seems to always be pulling them down. That even happens to the skinny girls. I am liking my high waist Mom jeans - especially for work where I have to bend alot. Have a good day Missy - hope there's more smiles than :rolleyes: :mad:

Mel - I hope the doorbell rings and it's your new phone BUT if your phone is your doorbell - will the box ring or will you never know :?: I am learning to get along without a cell phone out here - in your case it's a necessity tho. I saw you had much warmer temps than us yesterday and I was jealous. Hope you got a whiff or two of fresh air and not mold from all the water around.

Shad - thank you very much for the arugala ideas. I did not get out and pick some before it snowed yesterday - hope it will be ok. And I can tell it reseeded beyond my wildest dreams and will no doubt take over the garden box if I don't trim it back in the spring. I am going to have some later this week. I also think it will make a nice accent on sandwiches. I read the info on the solar eclipse but saw that you'll only see the partial out your way. Hope it's not cloudy. I laughed at the point about all these scientists marching in to study the effects of the eclipse on the wildlife. Well... duh... when you park 6 big ships in the water and have all these scientists milling about in what would normally be a more quiet area, don't you think this will FREAK OUT THE WILDLIFE A BIT and perhaps make them act most UNNATURAL??? geez louise :shrug:

Ceejay - sometimes I think we sleep through a storm not because we didn't hear it, but it's a very peaceful sound (unless the thunder is rattling the house). Many relaxation tapes use rain as a background noise. Sounds like you needed a good sleep so I hope you woke up feeling rested.

Laura - how cool is that with the deer in your yard? Wow - that's a long way from the woods. Probably one of those if you didn't see it, you wouldn't believe it kind of things. Wonder what Coal was thinking :lol: Glad you are enjoying the book - that's certainly an oldie. Your resale shop sounds most interesting. We have one in town for the Humane Society but it's got really old, dusty junk in it. Not sure where all the rich lake cabin people send their stuff when they are done looking at it - not that I need more stuff in my place anyway. Sometimes it's just fun to look.

Michelle - your job sounds as busy as Shad. Hope you get some time to walk Santa - I'm sure he can't wait for you to walk in the door each night. Bummer that you don't get Thanksgiving off - I am working most of the week too with only Thursday off so wondering how Thanksgiving dinner is going to get cooked ;) Would have been nice to have 4 days off, huh?

Hellos to the rest of the chicks. I should have been in the shower 20 minutes ago so I'd better get a hustle on. Have a good day ladies.

ceejay52
11-13-2012, 11:42 AM
Just another work day. Woke up to frost on the windshield this morning. d

Mel
Hope your new phone comes soon.

I'm in a bit of a depressed mood. More later.

diyana
11-13-2012, 12:10 PM
Hi everyone -



Quick check in for me. My back is still quite sore from helping my co-worker pack/move and then moving more of my stuff. Every day the pain hits me in a new place.

Santa will be spending the daytime hours this week at the ex's house to keep Doppler company now that Mischief is gone. I went to the ex's house to take care of Doppler's meds and pick up Santa. Then took him home and we went for a walk. Will do the same tonight and tomorrow. Then since I have a late doc appt on Thursday and have to work very late on Friday, I'll leave Santa with the ex on those nights and pick him up on Saturday. I miss Santa when he's not with me at the new place...but this arrangement seems to be working out well.



DMIL is coming into town this week. It sounds like she'll be staying permanently...and the ex will go to CA in the spring to get the stuff she can't fit into a suitcase. I'll probably see her this coming weekend when I go over to pick up more stuff. Hopefully that won't be weird. We've talked a few times on the phone, and I offered to take her to see the new Twilight movie when it comes out...as she's a big Twilight fan too. Not sure we'll go see it opening weekend, but I'll get her there.

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Annie - I hope you have a nice lunch with your co-worker. Sending you lots of hugs, sweet sista.

Happy - I'll be thinking of you working in retail during Thanksgiving week. I don't even think I'll do any black Friday shopping before I go into work. I'm going to be seeing all the people I'd be buying Christmas presents for, and I don't want to have to ship the packages or get charged an extra luggage fee to transport them on the plane with me. So I'll probably just buy the presents when I get to CA. If there's a great deal on a not too big TV, I might get one for the 4-season room so that I can put the small one in the bedroom. But it's not a necessity and it might be better to save my money for the flights to CA for interviews and for the move.

Ceejay - Glad you had a productive day yesterday. Wow, you had a cold night last night too. It got down to the mid 20s where I live. We didn't have much frost though. Thank goodness.

Shad - I love the song "Total Eclipse of the Heart". I only have one neighbor in my duplex...and they're mostly really great and not loud at all. Just Sunday night when they had people over. Bummer that your skinny dipper wasn't a hottie.

Mel - I hope you get your phone soon, but that you don't get too many phone calls/alarms on it.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Laura705
11-13-2012, 12:38 PM
Morning all. Back to work today and am feeling buried. Bleh. Going to the movies tonight - "Seven Psychopaths". That's about it for me.

annie175
11-13-2012, 12:41 PM
CEEG...cheer up sister friend. Take a listen to the good morning song. It will perk you up.

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CHELLE...It is nice that Santa will keep Doppler company. I never got into the Twilight movies. Hope you get to spend some time with xDMIL.

HAPPY & SHADDIE...arugula is my favorite "lettuce" for salads. Yum..goes well with seafood meals.

Hugs all.

annie175
11-13-2012, 12:42 PM
LAURA...7 Psychopaths..that is about my family. hahaha

diyana
11-13-2012, 12:43 PM
Laura - Let me know how "Seven Psychopaths" is. It's one of the movies I'm interested in seeing. :)

Shad
11-14-2012, 05:40 AM
Evening all,
just popping in. Don't have much to say today. Too tired, too fed up and too much work to do that doesn't seem to have an ending.
Don't think I have achieved a thing here. I want to goooooooooooooooooo hooooooooooooooooooooooome.

MELODY525
11-14-2012, 07:21 AM
http://ohiok.com/img/yourspacecooment/meredo/wednesday/05.jpg

MORNING CHICKS
A SHORT POST & A TRIP TO THE OFFICE.
MORE DETAILED REPORTS ARE NEEDED.
ONE WOMAN'S CAR GOT HIT WITH A TREE.
ONE MAN'S ARM GOT HIT WITH THE ELEVATOR DOOR.:faint:
ANOTHER WOMAN FELL OVER A MAT.
MEETING WITH THE INS. MAN.
THEY DECIDE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE.....LOL
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.




ANNIE....GLAD TO HEAR OF YOUR FRIEND'S GOOD LUCK.
I HOPE YOUR JOB WILL GIVE YOU WHAT THEY PROMISED:hug:
STAY WARM MY WESTERN FRIEND:flame:



HAPPY...I REMEMBER THE SNOWGLOBE FEELING FROM YEARS AGO.
WE DON'T GET TOO MUCH OF THAT HERE ANYMORE.
HOW MANY MORE DAYS TILL YOU'RE OUTTA THERE??? :rofl: :rofl:
FUNNY BUT NOT SO FUNNY....I KNOW:hug:



CEEJAY.....FROST ON THE WINDSHIELD???:yikes: :brr:
WHO SAID IT COULD BE WINTER ALREADY????:cry:



MICHELLE....TAKE CARE OF THAT BACK OR IT WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU!!
HOPE YOU GET SOME REST TO LET IT HEAL.
FORGOT ABOUT THE DMIL....HOPE THAT WORKS OUT ALSO.:hug:




LAURA....I THINK THEY GOT THE CAST FOR THAT MOVIE FROM MY BUILDING:rofl:
I HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD NIGHT OUT & ABOUT!


SHAD....YOUR POST IS EXACTLY WHAT I FELT WHEN I LOGGED ON.
"Too tired, too fed up and too much work to do...."
HOPE YOUR DAY GOT BETTER. I KNOW MINE WILL:hug:
WISHING YOU COULD GO HOME TOO! :ginger:

diyana
11-14-2012, 08:49 AM
Good morning ladies -

I did not want to get out of my nice warm bed today. I didn't sleep well last night...lots on my mind...mostly the divorce paperwork that I have to get done. It's hard to estimate the combined value of all the little piddly household stuff. Hopefully the ex and I can work on the paperwork together this weekend. I'm glad it's Wednesday (Hump Day). I have lots to get done at work today, so I'm hoping to have a productive day.

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Shad - I'm so sorry to hear that work is being so busy and frustrating. Hang in there, sista. Do you get to go home this weekend?

Mel - Bummer about the detailed reports, and of course the injuries and property damage. My back is definitely telling me in no uncertain terms that I overdid it last weekend. I'm having pain in my low back and also having sciatica shooting into my legs. I only took Santa for a short walk last night, but we went through the park behind my place and he had a lot to smell and "mark" so he was happy. :rofl: And then he was a snuggle-bug all night. He's such a good boy. :) How are Jen and Richie doing?

Gotta get to my to do list at work!

Much love and many hugs to all,

annie175
11-14-2012, 08:55 AM
Morning Chicklets....

Helped Curtis put together a disply for dinner rolls. Four large cardboard shelving units with 4 shelves each then the center square to attach them to. He will hook them all together as a display in his store tomorrow. Only took us 30 minutes. Got a cardboard cut on the top of my ring finger that actually burns a bit. boo hoo hoo.

SHADDIE...Put on your ruby slippers (or house slippers) and click your heels together 3 times and chant, There is no place like home....., see if that helps any. Make it fun, picture all the blokes in there panties. You will be very amused or sick to your tummy. haha

MELLIE...hmmm, sounds to me like you are doing too much again. You better back down a bit on the office work. Don't make me rolling pin you. haha

That's about it for me, all of the sudden there are fires to put out here, and I don't even care if they get put out. Blah!

Have a great hump day all...howdie to all the chicklets.

Loves and hugs.

annie175
11-14-2012, 08:56 AM
CHELLE..you are the sneaker inner. Give your worrysome thoughts to God, and quit thinking so much. Love, Hugs and PEACE sista!

diyana
11-14-2012, 11:35 AM
Annie - You're right Worrysome thoughts should go straight to God. I've got so much I want and need to do....divorce paperwork, journaling, processing all these life changes. And maybe it's because it gets dark so darn early, or because I'm still getting over the respiratory infection, but by the time I get home and take Santa for a walk, I just want to relax and not do a dang thing. I occasionally still feel a bit overwhelmed by all the life changes...but not nearly as often as I did one or two months ago. I'm feeling good about my new place, my new life, and my future (even if I don't have it "all together" yet). Bummer about the cardboard paper cut...those suckers hurt. Hang in there and don't get burned by the fires at work. :hug:

happy2bme
11-14-2012, 12:10 PM
Good morning ladies,

All my email accounts got hacked so if you get funky emails from me - I'm sorry. No way to stop it. Started with an innocent email from a friend that sounded normal and today - BAM - I have all this crap in my email boxes.

Sounds like several of us are having work issues. Wish a big ole sack 'o cash would just drop into our yards so we could retire in the life we'd like to be accustomed to. Oh wait - I AM retired and I'm still waiting on the sack 'o cash - so forget that. :lol: What happened to the days when we worked hard but didn't mind going to work as much?

Woody Woodpecker (if you remember the cartoon) came to visit us yesterday. DH called me at work and

Annie - be careful with those paper cuts - make sure you washed your hands and cleaned the cut. Some of those end point displays are really pretty cute looking - I imagine as the holidays roll in there will be more stuff like that to get us to dump even more in the shopping carts - said from a person who was hooked by a delicious sounding recipe on the Jello Pudding end point display :lol:

Michelle - I know both sides of the feeling of I don't want to get out of the warm bed :lol: Today was one where I got to flip the pillow and pull the covers up - so nice :cloud9: So you have to divide up the incidentals in the house? Haven't you already done that - you keep this, I'll take that or will you get compensation for the stuff that is half yours that you can't take? What a mess! I do hope you can keep a relationship with the ex-MIL. You seemed to genuinely like her and I hope she got over the blaming you totally for the break up. I wonder how the new GF is going to like having a roomie in the house ;)

Mel - sounds like a day of lots of paperwork at your place too. As long as it's not YOU sister :D Just direct them to the man with the forms and the pencils. ;)

Thoroughly enjoyed the comments about the 7 Psychopaths. I'm sure the comments were better than the movie. :rofl:

Shad - sounds like the job just isn't enjoyable anymore. Any job. Maybe we need to put more thought into this commune thing although you would FREEZE up this way.

Ceejay - hope you were able to sleep off the funk last night and today is a better day.

Laura - how was the movie?

Spent too much time on the computer so off I go. Have a good one ladies.

happy2bme
11-14-2012, 12:17 PM
Picture of Woody. This is a big bird. They can grow to 16 inches long.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/deemarie27/Picture-PiliatedWoodpecker111312.jpg

ceejay52
11-14-2012, 12:25 PM
Mel
Sounds like you have been a busy girl.

Michelle
Journaling is very good to get things off your mind. Glad you are doing better. Take care of your back.

Annie
Ouch on the cardboard cut. To me those paper cuts hurt worse than a regular.

Shad
Hang in there, the week end is almost here.

Hellos to Happy, Laura, Ellen and Patty :wave:

Don't know what got into me last night but I did a mile with Leslie Sandsone.
Then two other dvd's for strength training. I'm a bit sore this morning

My boss friend put up a new light over the computer at work. Didn't realize how dirty the keyboard is. Yuck.

ceejay52
11-14-2012, 12:28 PM
Happy
Didn't realize that woodpeckers got that big. Hope he doesn't get to noisy.

diyana
11-14-2012, 12:31 PM
Happy - Beautiful photo of the woodpecker! That sucks that your email accounts were hacked. I'm not having work issues...just darn busy...which is a good thing. I like that my project list is getting longer and longer. :) As for the incidentals, we have divided everything up for the most part, and really had no issues/arguments about who got what; but for the paperwork, we have to come up with values on the various categories (furniture, kitchen appliances, electronics, etc.) The bigger ticket items are easier to estimate values (cars, house, boat, etc.). I'd like to keep a relationship with xDMIL, but now that she's moving here, and I'm moving to CA in less than a year...who knows. As for GF, I, too, am curious as to how well she'll live under the same roof as DMIL, but that's not my concern. I'm really trying to let all of that crap go and just focus on getting my stuff out of the house, getting the paperwork done and the divorce finalized and getting on with my life. I'm still sad that it's ending, but I am starting to believe this is best for both of us. I really want to focus on MY dreams and goals, including writing a book.

diyana
11-14-2012, 12:32 PM
Ceejay - You snuck in! Good for you for doing Leslie Sansone and also strength training. Nothing like endorphins to get you out of a funk. :bravo: Don't overdo it today though...give your sore body a chance to recover.

Laura705
11-14-2012, 12:45 PM
Morning all. Still morning, but late- it got away from me at work. Gonna have to catch up on your posts and get to personals later or tomorrow. Hope you all are having a great day. :)

The movie "Seven Psychopaths" was very entertaining. Great cast - Christopher Walken, Colin Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell. I recommend it, but be warned there was a lot of shooting and death. But there's humor as well.

Okay, time for lunch. I brought a can of soup and the cute stoneware bowl I bought from the resale shop the other day (large enough to hold the whole can of progresso). But I'm just not sure I want that today. I might go out for lunch instead and save the soup for tomorrow.

TTFN!

annie175
11-14-2012, 01:20 PM
Wow Happy...I love that picture. My dad is fascinated with Wood Peckers. I am sending the photo to him also. Very nice. Even if it is cold at your commune...at least we cold stay in and keep warm, rather than venture out to WORK! Blah.

LAURA...I may skip that movie...don't like a bunch of bloody scenes. Makes me physically nausaus. Blah on soup. I ate a leftover baked potato with chicken cheddar cream sauce on it. Reall fattening and good. lol

CEEG...amazing what we seen with a little light. And when I put my glasses on, omg the things I see. Scary. lol

Later chickies.

Laura705
11-14-2012, 06:18 PM
Not sure I'm all caught up, but here we go...

Michelle – It must be tough to have to tackle the icky divorce paperwork after a long busy day at work. I hope you can crank through it with the ex and get that off your plate and have some relaxing nights to spend with Santa. Re the resale shop – I only go to one that’s near the house, and it’s not one that gets a lot of treasures, but every once in a while they have things that I want. And lately I’ve popped in a bit more regularly, so I think that helps in snagging something good before someone else does! Re the deer – after it was all over in the blink of an eye, it was funny, but for a split second, I did worry what would happen if the deer didn’t leave the yard right away!! Hope you get to spend some time with DMIL… without it being weird.

Ceejay – I don’t watch many of those wildlife show because they always get too “realistic” for me, so seeing that deer leap over the fence from a rather short distance was something! Only 2.5 years and counting! I’m so far away from retirement it feels like I’ll be working forever. I received a call at work from an investment company inviting me to a retirement seminar and I just said “no”.

Shad – So did you get to see the eclipse? The book club book I’m reading, “Delores Claiborne” features a solar eclipse rather prominently in its plot. I’m sorry work is so crummy for you right now. I’m feeling a bit burnt out myself. Does the fact that your assignments have an eventual end to them help any on the bad days??

Mel – Did you get your new phone yet? I enjoy going through my ornaments when I pull them out for the holidays. So many have great memories attached to them – places I’ve been, people who’ve given them to me. Have you got all the insurance stuff taken care of? What a mess.

Annie – Sorry work is still “wretched”. Yeh, we need to be grateful for our jobs. How was the lunch w/ your co-worker? (You’d think you’d have pretty good insurance at your job…) Anyway – yummm, love Mexican food. Tonight we’re having soft tacos made with shredded chicken/black beans/rotel tomatoes w/ chiles. Re jeans – yeh, not fond of the ones cut too low, but a wee bit below the waist is good. Just a PITA trying them on to find the right ones. As bad as bra-shopping?? Hmmm, not sure. Ouch, can’t STAND paper cuts, and cardboard is even worse. Whenever I start to rip into an envelope, I think twice and grab the thingy that’ll slice it open for me. And if I do get a paper cut, we have this liquid bandage that we paint it with. It stings like the dickens when you put it on, but once it dries, the cut is sealed and it feels better.

Happy – Aww, snow globe snow sounds nice. Can’t wait to get my snow globe out, it’s a really nice one from Eddie Bauer I think. Like I told Michelle, my resale shop is pretty run of the mill. I’m looking to expand to a couple others – bf’s mother seems to have a few good ones in her area… It seems like the e-mail hacking never ends. That stinks.

Oy, lost track of time. Let me get this posted and get out of here! I have a train to catch!!

Shad
11-14-2012, 07:03 PM
Morning all,
Back at work and feeling pretty depressed about it all. There is little work around at the moment so I guess I'd better suck it up. It's just that there is little harmony in the project, little harmony about the team, little harmony between the workers and the project and always someone running someone else down. I hate working in this atmosphere.

Michelle - with my ex, we just took the insurance value of the furniture and fittings devalued it by 20% and took half each. Since I was the one to buy him out it seemed huge at the time, but we got there. Since he was going back to NZ, he couldn't take much anyway, so although I paid for it, I got to keep most of it as well. Just simplify everything as much as you can. It really does make things easier.

Annie - well hallelujah, another who doesn't like their job. It's a rotten world as far as work goes. But then just think if you land your 'dream' job, it is vacant because someone else thought it was crap.

Better go find some work to do. Someone to annoy. Someone to annoy me. Anything to make me realise I am still alive.

annie175
11-14-2012, 08:29 PM
Awww Shaddie....I know how you feel...look at the bright side...yes there is one...your job is not a permanent job that goes on and on till you get the nerve to move on and find another permanent job....at least there is an end to your misery.

LAURA....hope you didn't miss your train....I always miss the boat....lol

Baking a turkey for the pitch in on Friday. It will be done at 9:30, going to let it sit and "settle" till 10:30, then put it in the fridge until tomorrow nite when I cut it up, place it in my crockpot, pour the turkey gravey over it, fridge until Friday morning for our pitch in. Hopefully it won't be too awful dry. I only bake it in a oven bag with an apple cut up, brown sugar, and a stick of butter up it's b*tt.

Going to watch my shows, wait on the turkey then hit the hay....Sass is in my chair, once again.....

love and hugs

happy2bme
11-15-2012, 12:25 AM
Ok, guys - my sister called this afternoon with today's Mom Story. Here goes:

Cousin #1 was talking to Mom on the phone. Mom says "I have a horrible pain on one side of my head..." phone makes noise and goes dead. Cousin cannot reach my Mom, panics and calls my sister. Sister tries to call Mom - phone rings and rings and rings - no answer. Sister calls my aunt (Mom's sister) who lives about 8 houses down the street from Mom. Aunt is crabby as usual - sister listens for 2 minutes then breaks in and asks if she will go down the street to check on Mom. In the meantime Sis hustles into her car and tries to break the sound barrier in an attempt to get to Mom's house (22 miles through city traffic) as fast as possible. She tells her son to call her cell phone the minute anyone calls the house.

Cousin #2 gets over to Mom's house. Calls back and says Mom is fine, he finds her outside yelling at some stranger who has the umitigated GALL to put his trash in her garbage can in the alley. (I guess if he just threw it against her garage that would have been ok. And while you're at it buddy, don't forget to kick over her tomato plant like your buddy has been doing all summer). Sister by this time is about 1/3 of the way to Mom's. Decides to pull over, let the adreneline rush subside so that she can think clearly and heads back home. Gets home and the phone rings. It's my Mom's neighbor's number. Answers phone to a barage of Mom swearing about the @#)(*%$#*(#&*($# cable company that is working in the alley and once again took out her phone service with no warning. Not like they EVER knocked on the door and told anyone they were taking out the service as they frequently do. This explains why the phone suddenly went dead. Sister asks Mom - thought you had a severe pain in your head suddenly??? Mom says - yes I did, I took a Tylenol and it kinda went away. Mom is completely clueless as to how many family members had to yank their hearts back out of their throat this afternoon.

I do admit there is a tiny piece of me that is reluctant to take this sport away from my poor sister...

I am glad you liked the picture of the woodpecker - we have 4 kinds of them out here. I did make DH go and buy another bird feeder after the squirrel destroyed our last one. I went to give the birds some fresh water today and if you stand very still they will fly all around you. It's kind of like being Cinderella :lol: You just have to stand away from the feeder and suet so that you don't get any birdie "fly bys" :yuck: I love to watch them. They are so small and cute. I'll bet if I made a coat out of seed they would fly all over me. Yes I have thought about this but something in the back of my head tells me this is not as good of an idea as it sounds ...

I got some things done today but not everything on the list. Did make a version of Famous Dave's Northwoods Chicken and Wildrice soup. I did a cheat version - used canned Cream of Potato, Cream of Chicken and Cheddar Cheese soups with milk in place of the roux and cream the original recipe called for. I think I just substituted salt for fat :lol: It came out pretty good except I had to leave the mushrooms in big chunks so that DH did not get any in his bowl. I have some time critical things I need to make sure I do after work tomorrow and Friday - at least I have the weekend off. We are supposed to get one of the best meteor showers of the year Saturday night and of course the forecast is for cloudy weather. We have yet to have a good show out here. :(

Annie - bringing a whole turkey to the luncheon - you are VERY GENEROUS! I like the idea of roasting it with an apple and brown sugar. I hope it comes out good. Years ago my sister told me about cooking it in a bed of "the holy trinity" - chopped celery, onions and carrots. And it's always come out tender and moist since then. I'm going to mess with the apple and brown sugar tho - sounds delish. I wonder if you could cook it in some apple cider?

Shad - I am sorry this is such a lousy assignment for you. It sounds like your office environment is the same as back here in the States. And that's really sad because you have to put alot more into your job due to the nature of your work. When you can't find anyone to rely on or even provide the most basic of information or tools - argh!!! And I'm sorry to hear you can't even get away this weekend. Hopefully there will be something interesting to allow you a bit of down time. How long will you be at this stint?

Laura - if I may suggest - you may think that retirement is very far away from you but you should be thinking about it and acting on it. Chances are very good that you won't have the things that retirees count on - health insurance or social security - so the more you can put away, the better it will be for you. We saved since we were 35 years old and twice we had our investments wiped out due to stock market failings - so my point is that there are setbacks you don't plan on that can affect you. My sister said she is taking some lessons from what we went through and adopting a strategy. Just my 2 cents. Trust me - it's going to get to the point where you can't stand another day and you'll be looking for any means possible to get out. And sometimes life pulls the rug out under you and you have to find a new path like Miss Michelle.

And to you Michelle I say that sometimes things have to happen in order to pave the way for other things. So such a big setback might just be the impetus to write that book you've always talked about. (I'm still playing around with ideas for mine ;) ) You are smart and even keeled - you will get though this dark moment in your life. I am glad that you are adjusting to it. Just wish your back wasn't giving you so much trouble :( It's sort of funny that you are moving back to CA one day and exDMIL is coming here - is that nature's way of keeping everything in balance? ;)

Laura - I'm with Annie on the shoot 'em up movies - but we'll both go when there's a comedy in town. :D

Ceejay - good job on walking with Leslie! :cp: And keyboards at work are GRRROSS! :p I used to clean my own regularly with alchohol swabs.

Ok, while I'm up here I need to find a sympathy card for a former co-worker and get that in the mail on the way in. Not sure if I'll have enough time for a post in the morning - if not - happy Thursday ladies - weekend's almost here.

And only 3 more paychecks until you know what :xcheer:

Shad
11-15-2012, 01:30 AM
You can mention the word now. Frickin' decorations have been in the shops since beginning of October. Yuck.

MELODY525
11-15-2012, 07:41 AM
GOOD MORNING CHICKS.
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY TO YOU ALL.

TOMORROW IS FOOD SHOPPING AT A LOCAL STORE.
JEN IS GOING TOO.
THEY SAY THE STORE GOT A LOT OF DELIVERIES.
WE CALLED TO MAKE SURE IT WASN'T ANOTHER WASTED TRIP.
THE INS. PAPERS ARE DONE.
THE LADY WITH THE CAR HAS HER OWN CAR INS.
I DIDN'T WITNESS ANY OF THESE ACCIDENTS BUT WAS THE ONE PEOPLE CAME TO REPORT IT TO.
SO ERGO THE PAPERWORK.

TIME FOR BREKKIE....HAVE A GREAT DAY.

***PS: VERIZON SENT ME BACK MY OLD PHONE.
SAID IT NEEDED CLEANING AND A NEW BATTERY.
BUT THEY SAID THE CAUSE OF THE BREAKDOWN WAS PROBABLY A STATIC SHOCK.
NEXT TIME JUST REMOVE THE BATTERY WAIT A FEW SECONDS AND REPLACE. :faint:
I SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT.
I GET THEM ALL THE TIME GOING THRU THE METAL DOORJAMBS.






HAPPY.....OMG!! LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT BIRD!!
HE WAS THE FIRST THING THAT CAME UP ON THE SCREEN!!:rofl:
I WAS CRACKING UP AND SAID THAT MUST BE ONE OF HAPPY'S NEW FRIENDS:lol3:
DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE E-MAIL THING.
IOT HAPPENS TO EVERYONE. I ONCE CALLED AOL AND THEY SAID THE SAME THING.
THERE IS JUST NO WAY TO STOP IT.
SPAMMERS EVEN DO IT TO DEPT. STORES.

HAPPY Part 2: OMG!! THE MOM STORY IS TOO UNREAL!!
SENIORS HAVE NO CLUE AS TO WHAT THEY CAUSE OTHERS.
I SAY ALL THE TIME THEY ARE CLUELESS LIKE THE MOVIE!!!
IT'S LIKE A MACABRE COMEDY!!
I CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR RELUCTANCE TO TAKE THIS ON!!



CEEJAY....YOU ARE THE NEW QUEEN OF EXERCISE:queen:
I AM SURPRISED YOU CAN STILL STAND AFTER ALL THAT.
WAY TO GO.
HOPE YOUR BODY IS FEELING OK WITH IT TODAY:hug:


LAURA.......THANKS FOR THE WARNING ON THE MOVIE.
I'LL TAKE A PASS BUT I BET MY BLOODTHIRSTY KIDS WILL LOVE IT!
HOPE THE DAY SLOWED DOWN A BIT.



ANNIE......I HATE PAPER CUTS OF ANY KIND!!
THEY HURT MORE THAN BROKEN BONES:hug:
I BET CURTIS IS GLAD FOR THE HELP TOO.
HOW WAS THE LUUNCH WITH THE FRIEND WHO IS LEAVING.
BET SHE IS HAPPY NOW?
I KNEW I SMELLED TURKEY ROASTING LAST NIGHT :turkey:




MICHELLE.....BETTER TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND LET IT HEAL.
THAT WAS A LOT OF WORK AND STRESS FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.
JUST KEEP SNUGGLING WITH THE DOGGIE.
RICHIE & JEN ARE DOING FINE THIS WEEK.....LOL





SHAD.....:hohoho: LOVE THE DECORATIONS IN THE STORES!!
YIPPEE:wreath: NOW WE NEED TO GET YOU A MRS SANTA SUIT TO WEAR AT WORK ON BOXING DAY :mrsclaus:
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT WORK.
THE SAME PROB IS DOWNSTAIRS. IT'S PITIFUL AND DEPRESSING.
WE NEED TO GIVE EACH OTHER HAPPY THOUGHTS.
JUST REMEMBER WHEN IT IS ALL DONE YOU CAN LEAVE!!
:hug:
GO OUT AND BUY SOME CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS...IT WILL CHEER YOU RIGHT UP:rofl: :rofl:

annie175
11-15-2012, 08:16 AM
Good Morning All...one more day this week..and that will be pitch-in day. One lady is bringing her wonderful breakfast casserole. She only brings it in twice a year and it is gobbled<--pun-- up within minutes.

Got the turkey all ready. Making the gravy tonight to pour over the turkey. I did save out enough turkey to make turkey manhattens tonight for our dinner.

HAPPY...Your mom story reminds me of my momma and dad's stories. I call him every day. When he doesn't answer, I keep calling back until he does. If too much time elapses that he doesn't answer, I make my way over there. Sometimes he just says, I didn't feel like talking so I didn't answer the phone. REALLY? The senior group just seems to think they can do whatever they like because they are older. I don't know but I may do that also later in life. haha Don't forget along with the apple and brown sugar also a stick of butter goes in the turkey. I might try the 'holy trinty' thing as I have a turkey breast in the freezer.

SHADDIE...Merry Christmas!

MELLIE...my silly phone will not turn back on once it is turned off unless I take the battery out and put it back in. Kind of like Shaddie's hokey pokey game she plays at work. lol. I am Verizon also, I love Verizon. Been with them since 1992. Actually that is the only carrier that I have been with ever, from all the horror stories I hear about other carriers, I will not be trying any others. Are you getting mail regularly yet? or UPS shipments? Just curious.

Hello to all the wonderful worldlies out there.

Loves and hugs

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


Hah hah Annie - about gobbling :thanks2: up the breakfast casserole :lol3: Actually I've had some of these - they are worth crowing about ;) And it's a given that there will ALWAYS be some butter in a roasted turkey :D

So question 1 - what is a turkey manhattan?

Question 2 - what is "pitch in" day? A day of giving where you help out at some community service work or just another name for a pot luck / everyone bring something to work? We used to have a big fancy spread at work for Thanksgiving - management would pop for Honey Baked Hams and Turkeys and we'd bring the rest. A veritable feast.

Mel - when I figure out how to come up with something to eliminate the static electricity, I will share it with you. I constantly get zapped at home. Big zaps too. Must be the same with you if you took out your phone :yikes:

Passed through town last night on the way home from the casino and they have many of the store fronts all decorated with lights. They were testing them for next week's parade and holiday light show. Seems like they put up the decorations earlier and earlier. Doesn't motivate me to do any more shopping :shrug:

Time to hop in the shower and get rolling along... Have a good one ladies.

diyana
11-15-2012, 09:30 AM
Hi Ladies -

I worked late yesterday because my boss requested that my brief proposal for a new website contain more detail and it should be roughly 10 pages long, rather than the 1 page summary. So I stayed to finish it, and got it up to roughly 8 pages, and then sent it off to him for review. Hopefully he likes it because it needs to go to the commmittee this afternoon in advance of our morning meeting.

Also on today's list, I've got several website changes to make using an antiquated content management system that keeps crashing my computer. And I've got to address some issues with the search functionality we use on our website, and type up notes from two meetings. And after I get done with that, I have to fix some pages on another site and add some programming and content by end of day Monday. So...crazy busy....but that's a good thing. I am definitely NOT complaining.

Tonight I have an eye doctor appointment. Tomorrow night, I have a code push (implementation) to do, so I'll be here until 8 or 9 pm. I dropped Santa off with the ex this morning, and because of my appointment tonight and working late tomorrow, I'll pick him up on Saturday when I go over there to bring more stuff over. I would really like to have EVERYTHING out by the end of the month....and have all the paperwork done. :crossed:

Five weeks from today, I go to CA. I can't wait! I'm so excited!!

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Laura - Glad to hear the movie was entertaining. As for the deer, like you, I would've worried what might've happened if the deer hadn't gotten out of the yard...deer vs dog probably wouldn't be good for either. Thankfully, that didn't happen. I'm very far away from retirement...financially speaking at least. I hate most clothes shopping, but bra shopping is the worst! Ugh. Trying to find something that holds that gals up without digging in.

Annie - Yesterday was baked potato day in the cafeteria...but I opted for a turkey wrap instead. I'm trying to be aware of (and avoid) foods that can spike blood sugar, and I know potatoes spike it big time. Your potato with chicken/cheddar sauce did sound yummy though. :drool: The turkey sounds delish! I'm sure in the crock pot with gravy it won't be dry. does it matter what kind of apple you put in the turkey (red delicious? macintosh? granny smith?)

Shad - Thanks for the tip on how you valued the furniture, etc. Sorry you have to deal with so much negativity at work. That can be so emotionally, mentally and physically draining. Hang in there.

Happy - Parents just don't understand how much we worry. I don't envy your sister this "sport". I usually cook my turkey in an oven bag with celery and onions, and rub it down liberally with LOTS of butter/margarine. I understand what you mean about preparing for retirement. I certainly haven't prepared well enough. And I don't have much in my 401Ks. So I'll be working for as long as I'm physically able. I want to get to writing my book. I have some ideas now that have been inspired by what's going on in my life. But I know that once I start working on the book, I'll want to focus on the book, rather than the divorce paperwork or anything else. So, first things first.

Mel - I'm glad the insurance paperwork is done. Bummer that Verizon didn't give you a new phone, but at least you got a new battery out of it.

A big :wave: to Ceejay and Ellen.

Time for me to get some work done.

Much love and many hugs,

diyana
11-15-2012, 09:33 AM
Happy - I was wondering what a turkey manhatten is too. Glad you asked. I'm not motivated to do any Christmas shopping or decorating this year. I hate to be all bah humbug...but I won't be at my place for Christmas anyway.

annie175
11-15-2012, 11:15 AM
HAPPY..Q1. a turkey manhatten is a turkey sandwich, cut in half, placed on a plate with space between the halves then a scoop of mashed potatos in the middle, cover the entire thing with gravey...not fattening at all...hahaha. Q2. Yes a pitch in is another meaning for pot luck day. And I got my turkey at Kroger for 75 cents a pound with a 25 dollar purchase. That wasn't hard at all to do. 3. HAPPY & MELLIE...if you keep hand lotion on at all times it cuts down on the shocking.

CHELLE...I don't decorate much either and I have Christmas eve at my house. hahah. I put up my little 2 foot tree and stockings, that's it. It doesn't matter what type of apple you put in the turkey....

Later ladies

annie175
11-15-2012, 12:24 PM
http://media.theindychannel.com/photo/2012/11/11/fire_aerial1_1352662570344_325182_ver1.0_640_480.j pg

annie175
11-15-2012, 12:24 PM
The explosion, cause still undetermined.

Laura705
11-15-2012, 01:19 PM
Morning all. Still catching up.

Happy – Love that woodpecker photo, but I really don’t want to get too up close and personal with birds like you do. Just watching is fine with me. Back in the house I grew up in, we had two evergreens in the backyard situated at the two corners of our garage that faced the backyard and house. One snowy winter day – I was probably at home on Christmas break in grade school – I remember looking out the window and just watching some cardinals fitting from one tree to the other - back and forth, back and forth. They were so bright and looked so pretty against the snow. :) Re retirement, I didn’t mean to give the impression that I’m not doing anything - I’ve been saving non-stop since my first job out of college. In fact I often whine that all I do is save my money and never have any fun with it, haha. Oh, and as of today, there’s only two more paychecks until you-know-what. ;) Oh I see Shad’s given the okay to say it: Christmas!! I’m glad your mom story had a good ending. :) I just finished my canned split pea soup that I brought for lunch. Your chicken/rice soup definitely sounds better, fat, calories and sodium be damned!

Annie – I made my train last night, but I sure had to hustle my butt to get to it on time! The turkey sounds so tasty the way you’re preparing it. :turkey: Nice you’re bringing that. And will you be doing it all over again next week for your family?? Re your creamed chicken – just thought of this – sounds like it would be good with a crust and some veggies – an awesome pot pie. Hey, the turkey would be good that way too! I pretty much like all types of food that comes with a pastry crust, lol. :D Part 2: Re your photo - what destruction! Horrible and sad.

Ceejay – lol re now seeing the dirt on the keyboard. You should look at your phone handset too, LOL. Just gave mine a wipedown. ;)

Shad – You’re the second comment I’ve read in as many days that someone’s new dream job is a crap job vacated by the person who had it before them. Hang in there! :hug:

Mel – Glad your phone is okay. I’m sure there’s got to be some sort of gadget out there that would prevent the failures due to electrical shocks…I wouldn’t mind having that for myself, let alone my phone. :fr:

Michelle – So great you have a trip to CA to look forward to. :) It’ll be nice to be with family. You sound busy as heck at work. I have to say that it must be a ton of work to keep websites up and running properly. I really hate bad websites! Actually, THIS site has been a real PITA lately with navigating the pages. And I’m not about to change any of my computer’s settings just to try and stop all the hang-ups here. It doesn’t happen on other sites…

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I got out to Kohl’s last night to use my 30% off coupon, but I did miss the Kohl’s Cash promo. Whatever - they come up all the time anyway. I ended up buying four pairs of jeans, all very boring. Two pair are identical – I liked the very dark dye. Those came out to be about $15 per pair, so I figured I might as well buy two pair because it would be just my luck that I really end up liking them a lot and wouldn’t be able to find them again if I tried – that’s happened before. The other two pair are the same style of classic Lees, just with different dye color, one lighter, one more medium/dark. We’ll see how they work out. They all have normal waistlines, and none have bling or flaps on the back pockets. Don’t want or need to call attention to my caboose! What I worry about is the length shrinking on me because I’ve had that happen in the past. I’m not tall enough to wear the “tall” sizes, in fact I’ll be donating the "long" pair that’s sitting in my dresser drawer right now. That experiment didn’t work (of course they didn't shrink in length at all). Another pair that got too short will be saved for yard work.

Ugh, I’m such a bad shopper – took me forever just to get the jeans picked out. After that I was not in the mood to shop for anything else, especially bras!! Another time.

Tonight will be an exercise class.

Anybody like comedian Jim Gaffigan? Bf and I just watched one of his specials, Mr. Universe, last weekend on tv. Now he’s got a tour going. In Chicago, he’ll do his act in April. Then I checked his site and he’s got 3 dates in Milwaukee in late December. And in March, he’s in Springfield, MO, believe it or not. Thinking of making some tickets a Christmas gift for bf & I. Also thinking my mom might like his comedy – might be a good Christmas gift for her too.

Okay, I’ll finally try to get this posted. I’ll leave you with the photo of my latest Christmas ornament acquisition. How do you like it??

annie175
11-15-2012, 03:14 PM
Laura...for some r

annie175
11-15-2012, 03:15 PM
sorry that is what I get for typing with a paper towel wrapped around another paper cut on my thumb....anyway Laura for some reason that ornament cracked me up. Too cute!

ceejay52
11-15-2012, 03:32 PM
Laura
Don't feel bad about being a bad shopper. Buying two pair of jeans that are alike is nothing. How about 5 pair of jeans alike. Talk about not liking to shop I don't. I don't vary between colors to much either. I see on your ticker that you've lost 12 pounds. Congrats.

Annie
Yum, the turkey sounds really good. Never thought about preparing a turkey with apples.

Happy
Glad your mom was okay. Our town is decorating for Christmas too. Still not in the spirit for all of this.

Mel
I'm a bit sore this morning but this will soon pass. I'm going to try and keep up with the Leslie dvd's.

Shad
Don't think I've ever seen you this disgusted with a job before. How long do you have on this one?

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Woke up this morning with a headache twice the size of my head and thought oh no another migraine. I'd made an appointment with the NEA here but the receptionist was rude yesterday and decided not to go there this morning. I went to my doctor here. I knew he was going out of town but not sure when. I know now that he'll be gone 11-19-12 through 12-13-12 back to their home country of Taiwan. She told me this morning that her mom has cancer. Not sure if his dad is still living. Turns out I have a sinus infection that probably started last week when raking the leaves. I was more concerned about the headache.

Every one have a good day.

Shad
11-15-2012, 06:45 PM
Morning all,
The worst of this job is the total disorganisation. The intent is there, the system is there but there is no discipline and no set guidelines as to how things work. People run around like chooks with their head cut off, countermanding orders from someone else. Confused? You won't be until you have been here at least 5 minutes.
It annoys me how we pander to the wheel that squeaks but doesn't have a clue what the squeak is. If that makes sense.
Individually they are all nice people. Collectively they are the bunch from the Adams family. With half the brain power.
To make matters worse, they haven't had the guidance they really needed, not that they probably would have listened if they had gotten the right stuff. So the business partner is slagging off at the client to me, and the client is slagging off the business partner. I really am the meat in the sandwich. To add to that they seem to think I should know everything about the system to which I reply that I am a Trainer/ Documenter with business analysis skills. My job isn't to put the system together in a way that people can use. My job is to ensure other people know how to make it work in order to do their job and to work out ways to make it easier for them.

Anyway, my job today appears to be taxi driver. So I am off to take some people for a ride out to Palmerston and back. Lucky me. I'll be back with personals tonight.

MELODY525
11-16-2012, 08:41 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-X6QQKIPww8o/UBL4uWBc6mI/AAAAAAAAA9g/teuLsdiO0qg/s320/friday%2B3.gif

GOOD MORNING CHICKS.
AS YOU CAN SEE NEITHER OF US WERE UP TO GOING SHOPPING.
WE ARE BOTH HEAVILY CONGESTED WITH THE WEATHER.
JEN SOUNDED AWFUL WHEN I CALLED TO WAKE HER.
I TOLD HER WE CAN GO NEXT TUESDAY.
I GOT UNDRESSED AND BACK INTO JAMMIES.
MAYBE I WILL STAY IN JAMMIES ALL WEEKEND.
MY HEAD JUST DOESN'T WANT TO THINK.
THE GIRL IN THE OFFICE WHO WAS FLOODED IS BACK.
ON TOP OF EVERYTHING, HER HUBBY WAS LAID OFF THIS WEEK.
IT MADE ME REALIZE HOW LUCKY THE 3 OF US ARE.
WE MAY NOT HAVE MUCH BUT WE HAVE EACH OTHER.
GOING TO LOUNGE AROUND & HAVE BREKKIE.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY:encore:




SHAD....I TOTALLY GET THE PICTURE. COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER. MAYBE A TAXI DRIVER IS A GOOD WAY TO END THE WEEK. HOPE YOUR DAY WENT OK AND YOU'RE HAVING SWEET DREAMS:cloud9:




CEEJAY....I HATE TO LOOK TO CLOSELY AT MY KEYBOARD, CELPHONE OR MY MONITOR:rofl:
COME AND CLEAN MINE!!!
I HOPE YOUR HEAD & SINUSES FEEL BETTER OVER THE WEEKEND:hug:
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE SAD TRIP BACK TO TAIWAN.
MAKE SURE YOU GET EVERYTHING YOU NEED BEFORE THEY LEAVE!!




LAURA.....I L,OVE THE ORNAMENT! IT LOOKS READY TO EAT.
NOW I AM THINKING HOW A WHOLE TREE OF FUNKY ORNAMENTS WOULD LOOK.
I SHOULD SHOW THE SENIORS FOR NEXT YEAR.
WONDER IF THEY WOULD GO FOR IT. LOL
I AM NOT A GOOD CLOTHES SHOPPER EITHER. I WANT WHAT I WANT & GET ANGRY WHEN I CAN'T FIND SOMETHING:rofl:
YOU GOT SOME GREAT PRICE ON THE JEANS THOUGH :D



ANNIE....THEY WILL LOVE YOUR TURKEY! I AM DROOLING:drool:
AND I LOVE GRAVY!!!
MAIL DELIVERY IS NOT BACVK TO NORMAL AS YET BUT THEY SAY NEXT WEEK THEY WILL CATCH UP.
SORTING MACHINES AND SUCH WERE FLOODED OUT IN MAIL WAYLAY STATIONS.
VERIZON IS THE HOUSING'S PHONE AND IT SUCKS.
THEY DROP CALLS HERE LIKE ANYTHING.
WE HAD THE OLD NEXTEL RADIO/PHONES AND THEY WERE SOOOO MUCH BETTER AND RELIABLE.
THE DIRECTOR MADE US SWITCH CAUSE THEY WERE CHEAPER:faint:
NOW NONE OF US CAN REACH EACH OTHER. :rofl: :rofl:
****the picture is so terrible....i saw some on tv. such an awful thing to happen. very sad.




HAPPY.....I HAVE THE SAME QUESTIONS!!! ROFLMAO
I WAS THINKING PITCH IN DAY IS LIKE POT LUCK DINNER.
I AM MAKING MYSELF HUNGRY.
AND HAVE NEVER HAD A BREAKFAST CASSEROLE.
ANOTHER THING FOR YOU TO MAKE WHEN I COME TO LIVE THERE:hun:
LIGHTS???? PARADES???? I AM ON MY FRASSING WAY:scooter:




MICHELLE....I AM EXCITED FOR YOU TO GO TO CA TOO!
HOPE THE NEXT 5 WEEKS FLY BY FOR YOU!
AT LEAST SANTA HAS A PLACE TO STAY WHILE YOU WORK & TRAVEL.
NOW DON'T DO ANYTHING FOOLISH WITH YOUR BACK BEFORE YOU GO.
REST UP AND LEAVE FEELING WELL.
YOU WILL ENJOY THE HOLIDAY ALL THE MORE IN ONE PIECE:rollpin:



WAVING TO PATTI & ELLEN:wave:

happy2bme
11-16-2012, 09:04 AM
Morning all,

Guess I even beat Miss Mel this morning. Haven't been sleeping too well lately. Got a feeling today is going to be a very LONG day. Oh well, we all have those sometimes. :shrug:

I see on the news that Hostess is closing their business. Guess C made the right move Annie. No doubt some enterprising (and I use that term tongue in cheek) people are hitting up the stores and Hostess outlets early this morning buying every Twinkee available so they can sell them for big profits on ebay. And considering that Twinkees never really get stale, guess that's what you consider a long term investment ;) Too bad because I did like Wonder and Butternut breads althoughI think those brands are more exclusive to Chicago than the places I've lived in. I also see that Metra (the commuter train system) in Chicago got new train cars. I guess alot has changed in the almost 10 years that I've been gone. Practically a whole new city!

Shad - you have quite accurately described the state of most large corporate American businesses today. I sort of blame it on back in the 1980's when the trend was to eliminate middle managers - the glue that held the operation together. They were also the ones who kept things running despite the pie in the sky ramblings of the upper management who sat in meetings all day and shook their heads like a bobble doll at even more senior managers who listened to big think tanks who had not a clue in reality. Everything fell apart and now we have the "People run around like chooks with their head cut off" syndrome. And every minute that passes costs an abundance of money so there is this unrealistic push to meet deadlines no matter how insane because jobs and bonuses are on the line. It truly is a sad state of affairs. And like so many things today, I have no idea how to turn them around and fix them. I have adopted the ostrich stance - run, get away as fast as you can and stick your head in the sand and pretend it's not happening. And I apologize if that sounds negative, it's just that I've been around so much of what doesn't make sense for so long that I am totally confused. And jaded. I can't believe they have you shuttling people back and forth - not like you're really familiar with the area? They need someone like me with absolutely no sense of direction to get everyone lost :rofl: I hope you at least have a decent weekend on your own away from the madness.

Ceejay - I used to get the most brutal headaches from sinus infections. Hope you were able to see the doctor to get it taken care of. I didn't realize until recently how something as innocent as raking leaves can stir up the stuff in the head in a bad way. Feel better!

Laura - what an adorable ornamament! Such a cute idea - I thought Annie would love that. And it's retro / antique looking too. Ah red cardinals in a green pine tree on a snowy day - is there anything prettier? I'm not sure. I'm glad you are saving money for retirement but you also make a good point in that you shouldn't sacrifice enjoyment in life just to squirrel away for the future because you never know what life will toss your way. I am like you folks - when I find some pants I like, I scarf up several pairs - just because they are so hard to find.

You mention bra shopping. Occasionally it seems to me that young girls boobs sit up so high on the chest that they are almost under their chins. Then I realize that I'm just so used to ours sagging so far down that I forgot where they once used to sit long, long ago :lol3:

Well the power just blipped off for 30 seconds. No reason. Sunny but cold morning. Not a cloud in the sky. Came right back but for 20 of those seconds I was thinking oh boy - no power no light, no water no flushy toilet :yikes: Such is life in the northwoods sometimes.

Annie - thanks for the sandwich description. I've had that before - just called it a turkey sandwich with potatoes and gravy :lol: That picture is UNBELIVEABLE. Good heavens. I find it odd that they can't figure out what suddenly caused such an intense explosion. That looks worse than a bomb hit.

Michelle - good for you for chosing the turkey wrap over the potato BUT if they have sweet potatoes, those are not so bad on the sugar levels as the white ones are. 10 pages for a BRIEF website description? Holey Moley!!!! Sounds like you have a super intense job. And it's always a bummer when you are forced to use tools that don't work too well with the standard computer builds. :dizzy: That's so nice that you were able to make a trip west for Christmas - gives you something to look forward to.

Mel - good morning to you. Hopefully you had a quiet night and are just sleeping in this morning.

Today is a work day for me. I think it's going to be a long one for some reason and I'm really not up to it. But a girl's gotta do what she's gotta do, right? So on with it. Better hop in the shower before the power blips again. Have a good one chicks.

happy2bme
11-16-2012, 09:07 AM
I see Mel's been typing over me. Get dressed and rolling woman, the parade and light show are next Friday. You have a week to get there. Just make sure you map out all the chair charging stations on the way over. I see that Miss Laura's new train cars have power outlets in them, perhaps you can try that IF you can afford the cost of a ticket!

I'll leave the light on for you and the hot chocolate on simmer...

diyana
11-16-2012, 11:35 AM
quick post for me....I'm buried under work projects (but not complaining...I'm glad to have a job)...and I've got an implementation tonight. I've got a huge headache, and am having big time back pain that's spreading into my legs.

It's always somethin'. :lol: I'll be glad to finally get home tonight, so I can take a muscle relaxer and go to bed.

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
11-16-2012, 12:09 PM
Happy
Yum on the hot chocolate. Re power surge. You could have had a fried squirrel as I call it or another small animal. Happens frequently here. They don't realize the danger up their. Love your turkey avatar. I did go to the doctor here. Think I need to stay put in my area where doctor's are concerned. MY headache is a better but still there. Think he gave a steroid injection as I was up most of the night. The last time I looked at the clock it was 2.30 a.m.

Mel
Pajama day sounds like a good idea.

Shad
Me thinks you having to be out playing taxi driver is a good thing today. It will give your mind a rest. Enjoy that part.

Annie
Wow that picture does look like a bomb wen off. Hope they can pinpoint what caused it. This is out of the blue but does this area have any under ground things like long range missile's. My friend/coworker is on this wild tangent that some group is going around blowing up things. Don't know whether to believe her or n ot but I do see some other things that she's been talking about happening.

Michelle
Wow, moving again in 6 weeks. I can't blame you though wanting and needing to be around family.

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My neighbor cleaned house this morning which gives me a brighter outlook. My office was the worse part but even now it's clean.
I went to our super Walmart yesterday but forgot a few things so it's back out there when the laundry is done. Then go downtown and pay my light bill.

ceejay52
11-16-2012, 12:09 PM
Michelle
Hope you feel better.

Laura705
11-16-2012, 12:43 PM
Morning all. Happy Friday!! :)

Ceejay - Sorry your headache is lingering. Sounds like you might need to squeeze in a nap - maybe while the laundry is going? :) I like that I'm not the only one who bought multiple pairs of jeans. :D

Michelle - A bad headache and back pain! :( :hug: I hope your long day goes quickly so you can get home and rest. I agree with Mel - take care of that back so it's better by the time your trip to CA comes up.

Happy - Yeh, I heard about Hostess too and thought "good thing Annie's C got out of there". I didn't realize Butternut was part of that company. We buy that every once in a while. It seems like a lot of the breads have these giant slices, and I just like a small ("normal") size slice and Butternut has those. Sara Lee does too. Yeh, Metra had an article in a recent newsletter about reworking some of the railcars to have electrical outlets. I just used one of those to charge my phone last week. Handy, I must say. The bad news was in the newsletter I read on the train yesterday - budget time, and I think we're in for another fare increase. Not on the line of the huge one last year, but still...their capital budget is severely underfunded and hence the reason for an increase. The price for years of mismanagement... Hope work isn't too bad for you today. A small-town parade and light show sound so fun! I've never ever been to the Mich. Ave. light fest because it's so darn crowded - I hate crowds like that. Ah, another buyer of multiples. :D Now I don't feel so goofy about it. Yeh, I thought all of you would like the tomato ornament. I actually wouldn't mind finding other veggie ornaments, LOL. :carrot:

Mel - Sorry you're not up to going shopping today. :( Hope you and Jen feel better soon. Jammie day sounds great!! You're right - we are so fortunate compared to others. Very sad about the woman's house getting flooded and then the hub losing his job. :( Yeh, 4 pair of jeans for $71 is a great deal - leave it to Kohl's. Just don't get me thinking of the pittance they pay the folks overseas who sew them...

Shad - Maybe the shuttling will be preferable to the other work you've been assigned... Hope you can relax a bit this weekend and forget the job for a short bit.

Hellos to Ellen, Patty and Java! Have a great weekend!
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Went to the Tighter Assets class last night. Might quads were rubbery the rest of the night and are feeling sore already. And it's just the beginning, I'm in for it this afternoon. I might just eat quickly at my desk and get out for a short walk afterwards just to keep the muscles loose. It's nice and sunny and supposed to reach 51 degrees today, so I like that idea.

Nothing special planned this weekend. I've definitely got some laundry to do, and there's always cleaning. Bleh. Going to make some homemade pizza dough too.

Where did the morning go?? Doesn't matter, just glad it went! :D

Everyone have a great weekend. :)

:coffee2::coffee2::coffee2::coffee2:

diyana
11-16-2012, 01:02 PM
Ceejay - I'm not moving again in 6 weeks...just taking a trip to CA to spend Christmas with family. I will probably be moving to CA sometime in 2013...just haven't determined what month I'll be moving...depends on if/when I find a job out there.

Laura - I hope you have a great weekend. your talk of pizza dough has me crazing Lou Malnati's again. :)

ceejay52
11-16-2012, 06:30 PM
Michelle
Whew, glad I misunderstood that. This trip should be a good one then.

MELODY525
11-17-2012, 06:54 AM
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GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS THE SENIOR'S PARTY.
MAYBE THEY WILL SLEEP ALL WEEKEND AFTER THE FUN.

I JUST HAD MY FIRST ALARM FOR THE DAY A LITTLE AFTER 6.
BY THE TIME SHE OPENED THE DOOR THE ALARM WAS TURNED OFF.
NOW SHE CLAIMS SHE NEVER PULLED IT:faint:
POOR COPS. POOR MEL:rofl:

TOO WIDE AWAKE TO GO BACK TO SLEEP.
I WAS HAVING A LOVELY DREAM ABOUT LIVING WITH A MAN.
I WAS SORTING OUT WASH...GUESS THAT'S A HINT.
I NEED TO GET MYSELF DOWN TO THE LAUNDRYROOM NEXT WEEK!

NOTHING NEW HERE. QUIET FRIDAY.
JUST ME, JEN & THEN RICHIE.
WE HAD TO LEARN A NEW PROGRAM ON THE COMPUTER.
SEEMS UNEMPLOYMENT HAS REVAMPED THEIR WEBSITE.
WE JUST FOUND OUT YESTERDAY THAT RICHIE IS LAID OFF AGAIN.
IT WILL BE ONLY PARTIAL FOR AWHILE.
THERE WILL BE SOME WORK AGAIN SOON.
IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR :dancer:

I AM OFF TO LIE DOWN I THINK...NOT WIDE AWAKE YET.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVERYONE:encore:




HAPPY....YOU GAVE ME GOOSEBUMPS WHEN YOU MENTIONED THE POWER & WATER.
THANK GOD I HAVE A TOILET WHEN WE HAVE NO LIGHT!!! ROFLMAO
THIS BUILDING WOULD SMELL TERRIBLE!:rofl: THOSE NEW TRAINS HAVE EVERYTHING ON THEM.....I'M ON MY WAY. :scooter:
I HEARD ON CNN THAT ONE BOX OF TWINKIES BEGAN THE BIDDING AT 500 DOLLARS???
OR MAYBE THAT'S WHAT IT SOLD FOR?? :faint:
WE LOVE OUR WONDER BREAD!! IT'S A BIG ITEM HERE IN JERSEY.
US JERSEY GALS KNOW HOW TO BUIILD STRONG BONES IN 12 WAYS!!

OOPS.....I HIT SAVE BY ACCIDENT.............................


CEEJAY....YOU'RE ON A ROLL! I NEED TO TAKE AFTER YOU AND CLEAN.
I'VE BEEN SUCH A SLACKER IN THE APT.
WALMARTS ALWAYS HAS EVERYTHING T6HE SENIORS NEED. THEY LOVE THAT STORE.




MICHELLE....AGAIN....HOPE THE BACK FEELS BETTER AND THE WORK GOES WELL :hug:




LAURA....TIGHTER ASSETS CRACKS ME UP EVERY TIME I READ IT.
MAYBE CAUSE THE SENIORS AND I HAVE SUCH LOOSE ONES.
I KNOW I'VE SAID THIS BEFORE :rofl: :rofl:
HOPE THE MUSCKLES AREN'T TOO ACHY THIS WEEKEND.
JEN & I HAD SOME GREAT BUYS AT KOHLS OVER THE YEARS AND COUPONS TOO.
I USED TO GO WITH A GIRL IN THE OFFICE ON THE BUS.
WE SAVED TONS! ENJOY THE MILDER WEATHER....WE ARE HAVING IT TOO:beach:

Shad
11-18-2012, 05:28 AM
Afternoon all,
Had a big long post and lost it due to my own stupidity. Hits self on ear. Think Stupid. Do not shut down all tabs at once. Think about what you have open. Should have taken notice of my nieces post on facebook. "I wouldn't have to manage my anger if you managed your stupidity.

Anyway lets see what I can remember from before.

There have been some severe storms over South East Queensland and the city of Brisbane and a bit north have copped a fair amount of damage. We seem to have gotten off fairly lightly although both Chris and the DS2 report that the corn is flattened. So the DS2's girlfriend 'liberated' some. Chris took some as well and she gave some to the neighbour. All else seems to have survived.
The DS2 got called into work after the first storm on Saturday and worked from 11.00am to around 6.00pm, then got called back to work at 11.30 that night and worked through until about 8.00am. They lost power to something like 13000 homes. They had most back on line when the second storm hit and wiped out a few more. Then today there has been another round of storms so I guess he will be called in again.
When I spoke to him I said that my mate Mick called to thank him. Their power was off for such a short time that his beer didn't have time to get warm. Gotta get the priorities right you know.

Yesterday I went up to the Parap Markets. I got a pink clown doll for Sophia. I was going to get one of those picaninny dolls - formerly know as Golliwogs. I love them. My sister has one that was knitted for her by my fathers sister (or if you look at the family tree, his aunt). She has had it since she was very small and treasures it. But I wasn't exactly sure of the reception it might get so I got the pink clown.
I also bought some pickles and jams - just small jars and a stack of veges and fruit - stone fruit is in, and so are mangoes and I also got some grapes and rambutans (think lychee but hairy) and a mangosteen which I need to eat quickly as they don't last very long. There were a couple of dresses that I wouldn't have minded either but didn't fancy getting dressed and undressed in that sweaty heat. I'll try back there some other time.

Today I went to visit Darwin's 'burbs. Naturally enough I gravitated towards the expenses 'burbs first. Canal zones and old money. I will try to post some on the bottom of this post late. (that's what caused me to lose the first post) I went to East Point just north of Fannie Bay. It has a lot of WW11 stuff up there. Darwin was bombed quite extensively in February 1942 however when Pearl Harbour happened, Darwin sort of got put on the back burner as far as defending Australia went even tho' they lost a lot of shipping and a lot of people died. Anyway, it was a lovely walk although awfully warm and humid.

Mel - hope you feel better soon

Happy - Hope the day wasn't as long and as tiresome as expected

Michelle - Hope the back is coming right with rest and relaxation

Laura - Well done on the Tighter Assets class. Hope the stiffness didn't get too bad.

Ceejay - always nice to have a clean place to come home to.

Annie - Geez C made the right decision there didn't he. Good for him.
We don't get Twinkies down here, but I often wondered what they put in them to make them last so long. Can't be good for you.

Anyway, Michael Palin is doing a doco on Brazil. Now I really don't care if I never go there, but I do like Michael. He has such a nice ugly face. His Monty Python skits used to reduce me to tears.

And while I think about it. The revered, esteemed captain of our revered beloved rugby team is coming to the States on holiday. The guy is taking a six month sabbatical from rugby so he can rest, relax and recover from his amazing career so far. So if you see a gorgeous man with a good Kiwi accent in you local store or popcorn place, plant a huge kiss on his face from me. Beats any of the firies around the place. He is known as Mr McCawesome in our circles.

Right I will post this and then try to get some pictures in before it is time for bed.

Shad
11-18-2012, 05:42 AM
Okay some Attachments
1. I'll leave you to guess what this one is. No war damage here, just nature doing its thing
2. This is the drive up to East Point. It is full of these Poinciana trees all in full bloom. Actually you can see these in bloom from the air. Great splashes of red everywhere
3. Ebony and Ivory on a branch. Don't know why we have fog in the lower corner. All I can think of is the humidity. The camera might have fogged up.
4. Mr McCawesome. Richie McCaw. NZ's answer to Brad Pitt.

MELODY525
11-18-2012, 07:37 AM
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GOOD MORNING

YOU ARE LUCKY GIRLS. I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY TODAY.
WE CHATTED. WE ATE, WE WATCHED CHRISTMAS MOVIES.
THAT WAS THE EXCITEMENT FOR SATURDAY. :dancer:





SHAD.....SPEAKING OF THE WAR, I REMEMBER A PROGRAM ON TV.
IT TOLD OF HOW DARWIN AND OTHER PLACES WERE OVER RUN BY THE NEWS OF PEARL HARBOR. WHEN I SEE THOSE SHOWS AND SEE THE NEWS TODAY IT'S A BIT SCARY. ON ANOTHER NOTE....I LOVED THE PICS AND THE FUNNY THING WAS I THOUGHT EBONY & IVORY AS SOON AS I SAW THE PIC....WHEN I READ YOUR POST I CRACKED UP. GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE. LOVE ALL THE STUFF YOU BOUGHT AND GO BACK FOR THE DRESSES! I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO SEE THE WW11 STUFF.
IS THE FIRST PIC OF ROCK EROSION?? CAN'T THINK WHAT ELSE IT COULD BE.
ALSO.....IS IT NEAR AUTUMN BY YOU????? I THOUGHT IT WAS SUMMER.
WHY ARE THE LEAVES CHANGING??
I AM GLAD TO HEAR YOU GOT THRU THE STORM AND THE OTHER PLACES TOO. I HAVEN'T WATCHED THE WEATHER CHANNEL FOR AWHILE. SEEMS LIKE MOTHER NATURE HAS RUN AMOK:faint:

YOU DID MAKE ME LAUGH AT THE PICANNINY DOLL....I THINK YOU MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE WITH THE PINK CLOWN:rofl:

MELODY525
11-18-2012, 07:50 AM
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IF I SAW THIS GUY IN MY SUPERMARKET OR POPCORN SHOP, I KNOW I COULD GET UP AND WALK AGAIN!!! maybe even run....JUST TO CHASE HIM DOWN THE STREET!!:lol3:

MELODY525
11-18-2012, 01:13 PM
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I PRINTED 100 OF THESE LITTLE GUYS, CUT THEM OUT AND STUCK A MINI CANDY CANE
ON THE BACK WITH A HANDWRITTEN NOTE.
THESE WILL HANG ON THE SENIORS DOORKNOBS JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS WITH A YARN LOOP.





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THEN I PRINTED OUT THESE ROUND STICKERS AND GLUED THEM TO THE TOPS OF STARBUCK'S BOTTLES.
THEN FILLED THE BOTTLES WITH MINTS.
THOSE ARE FOR ALL THE PEEPS THAT DROPPED OFF FOOD & TOOK SUCH GOOD CARE OF ME BOTH TIMES I WAS SICK. RICHIE HELPED ME PICK OUT THE MINTS CAUSE MAINLY THEY WERE HISPANIC.


NOW I AM TAKING A BREAK BUT I WANTED TO SHARE MY ALL THINGS CHRISTMASSY DAY. :wreath:

ceejay52
11-18-2012, 09:27 PM
Mel
Looks like you are getting an early start on Christmas presents.

Shad
He's a keeper for sure. Wish I could take a 6 month sabbatical.

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Had a good Saturday/ Sunday afternoon. Bought a couple of sweaters at J C Penny's but I'm taking those back cause they didn't fit. The companies have either changed their sizing or I've gained more weight. I'm still wearing the same size as I bought last year. The stores are crammed packed with merchandise. I could barely get through.

Have a good one.

happy2bme
11-19-2012, 01:50 AM
Hi all,

Sorry I didn't post this weekend - finally had a bit of time to myself. Went to 2 local craft shows yesterday. Got a few small presents. Hoping to score bigger at another show next weekend. Today DH and I went out for a burger and a drink or two at a local bar and met up with one set of cousins. It was nice to get out. Tomorrow kicks off a very long work week. I have Tuesday off - dentist appointment and grocery shopping for the Thanksgiving holiday and I have Thursday off for the holiday. Friday and Saturday will be LONG LONG workdays. We will be open until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays until the New Year as they are doing a light show in town. We'll see if it brings in any additional business. I am tired already. And my right foot is really bothering me alot. I truly hope that I don't have a bunion on that foot because I am not going through surgery again - can't afford it. Don't need the pain. And DH does not need a raving lunatic on his hands - again. ;) I am debating about seeing a podiatrist - probably could use a cortazone shot at the very least. Shoes, cushy socks and insoles don't help. Nor do foot soaks.

Ceejay - I agree with the sizing issues. I have had problems with JCP for a few years now. As we discussed before, I would buy a couple of pairs of black dress pants when I found something I liked. Have noticed with them more than once I'd try on one pair, fit good so I'd buy 3 off the rack - same size although maybe all black, maybe different colors. Get home and no 2 pairs fit the same. I think it has to do with their methods of manufacturing now.

Speaking of all black - OMG - what a hottie in McCawsome. If Mel didn't catch him I would. Of course I'd hold him down waiting for her to catch up but I hope she wouldn't mind if I entertained him while waiting :lol3: Mmmm Mmmm MMMMMMMMMM. :o

Shad - the bar we went to had the Australian bar keep. We did not discuss the merits of the footy team or which was the better place to vacation. I did however have a conversation with my cousin S and his friend who did not believe that there is a hole in the ozone layer over your fine country. I told S he could ask you himself although I think those subjects are a bit above his level of science knowledge. The conversation began because S's friend was married to a nice lady from the Phillipines and they were trying to explain to her why they called me a "tree hugger". Which of course is an enviromentalist among other things to which they both poo poo'd the idea of global warming - the boys that is. :dizzy: Lady friend told an amazing story of her tribulations to get into this country legally. Anyway I digress. You posted lovely pictures. I am amazed at the sky high picture of the trees in bloom. Can't say I've ever seen red like that. Very nice! I had to look up Picaninny - yes, it was exactly as I thought. Good idea with the clown. I recently saw in a store a teething toy - a soft giraffe named Sophia that is apparently all the rage. I guess it comes in vanilla flavored too. I hope the storms subsided and you are not in for a repeat of the dreadful flooding you had last year.

Mel - love your holiday decorations. Good using your head for a nice practical gift. I think it's a great idea and the seniors will love their door stickers. Might be the only decorations some have to display. :( I'm very sorry to hear that Ritchie was laid off again - I hope it's very temporary - bad time of year for this to happen. Maybe he should have bought some of those rogue Twinkies although it seems someone may buy the company and continue to make them. If they do might be like a local Chicago candy company - Fannie Mae - they were never the same again. Nor was Frango Mints after Macy's took over Marshall Field's store. Been so long since I've had a Twinkie that I'd probably not notice the difference in taste anyway.

Hope you got a bit of rest Michelle - sounds like you are very very busy too. Does it feel odd not to have the freeze on year end changes like you had in the retail sector?

It's almost 1am and I have to get up at 7 so I really need to get off this computer and get to bed. Hope you all had a nice weekend. And at least some of you will be getting a long weekend this week. If you're free anyone want to come over and put up my Christmas decorations? I'm not sure I'm going to have time this year...

Shad
11-19-2012, 06:57 AM
First prize goes to Mel who correctly guess the rock erosion. The beach - if you can call it such had these beautiful coloured stone strata and the one with the holes in it is the home for some tiny sea creatures. Some of the rocks had some very funny shapes

And there is a sign that I could use in the office or around the joint. There is a fair number of humans that need training.

Not too many of us in this weekend. Everyone is off having a good time or something.

Happy hope you don't get too sore working. Funny you couldn't wait to retire and now you are working harder than ever.

Mel - those decorations look great. Sorry to hear about Richie. Hope he gets back to work soon. Glad you like my Mr McCawsome. I guess I better warn him about women in wheelchairs in supermarkets in NJ. There's a few more hotties on the team but this one is best.
Yes it is summer here. Those trees are covered in red blossom, not red and gold leaves. Don't get autumn here. Either hot and wet and humin or hot and dry and not quite so humid.

Ceejay - you can take a permanent sabbatical in a couple of years. You will have deserved it.

Better day in the office today - or maybe it was because I was a bit more relaxed after a good weekend. Or maybe it was just because I solved a problem that had been bugging me or maybe it was just that I had a good companion to talk to on the drive out to Highway House. Who knows, but I will take it.

Mean time it is getting on for bedtime. I had better go otherwise I will have trouble getting up again in the morning.

MELODY525
11-19-2012, 07:42 AM
GOOD MORNING CHICKS:coffee"

LOTS OF LAST NIMUTE REPORTS.
SO I AM HEADING DOWNSTAIRS FOR AN EARLY MEET.
IT WAS A WONDERFUL WEEKEND TILL DINNER TIME.
THEN ALL HECK BROKE LOOSE.
I MUST SAY IT AGAIN...THE COPS AND AMBULANCE ARE THE BEST.
THEY TAKE SUCH GOOD CARE OF THE SENIORS EVEN IN THE WORST CONDITIONS.
MY HAT IS OFF TO THEM.
OK GOTTA READ & RUN.
HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:




CEEJAY......SEEMS TO ME LIKE THE SIZING KEEPS CHANGING.
LATELY I HAVE HAD TO TAKE A TAPE MEASURE OR TRY IT ON.
HOPE YOU CAN FIND A NICE COMFY SIZE.




HAPPY....SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE FOOT.
IT'S NOT THAT THING WHERE YOU ROLL A BOTTLE OF COLD WATER UNDER IT IS IT??
SENDING YOUR TOOTSIES A HUG:hug: AND A GET WELL THOUGHT!!
THAT'S A LOT OF STANDING HOURS THIS WEEK. GOOD LUCK.
HOPE BUSINESS WILL BE BOOMING WITH THE LIGHT SHOW.




SHAD....THE SIGN JUST ABOUT CRACKED ME UP FOR GOOD:rofl:
I SHOULD PRINT THAT OUT AND STICK IT ON THE BULLETIN BOARD!!
OMG TOO FUNNY. NICE TO WAKE UP WITH A LAUGH...THANKS.
HAPPY TO HEAR YOUR WEEKEND WAS SO GOOD AND THE WEEK IS BEGINNING SO WELL.
DON'T QUESTION IT. :hug:

annie175
11-19-2012, 08:03 AM
Good Morning and Happy short work week for. First time in 4 years I will not be working at CVS the Friday, Sat, & Sun after Thanksgiving....excited.

Worked my arse off yesterday...swept & mopped the kitchen, ran the vacuum, did 4 loads of laundry, then C and I went and picked up lunch, took it to dad's and ate with him. I cleaned his kitchen. Cleared off the entire cabinets, washed them down, found some mouse turds, did the dishes and washed down his stove. Called my brother and told him to take care of the mice that may be luming around. Not my area of expertise. Nor do I want to do it. Yuck. His kitchen is now presentable. We went to Jareds and C bought me my Christmas presents. I will try to post a pix of them this evening. So beautiful. Came home, made sausage/hamburger/cheese dip in the crockpot and a small veggie platter as C's DD and BF came over to watch the Colts get creamed. They left, I died when I hit the bed.

I guess I will be getting little man a wagon for Christmas as that is what Samantha wants...lol. So far all I have for Ainsley is a "tinkerbell" sleeping bag. As far as the kids go, they will get gift cards and a few lil trinkets in their stockings.

SHADDIE...I do believe I would have to go on the sabbatical with Mr. McCawsome. He does look quite yummy...where did you say he would be staying in the states when he visits? lol How much longer do you have at that assignment?

MELLIE...thought about you all weekend as I watched some of Hallmark's Christmas movies. I even watched a couple of them twice....well they were on the tube while I worked around the house. Your decorations for the seniors are so cute. So creative.

HAPPY...I can feel your feet hurting and can relate to being on your feet. God love ya. Sounds like you had a few nice days off, I guess to gear you up for this work week. Blah. May the force be with you.

LAURA...When I first read the tigheter assets class, I was thinking finances until I read on. I think both the finances and the bod hurts when it comes to tighter assets...lol

CEEG....I agree with you on the sizing thing at JCP. I just brought a blouse to work with me that I am returning at JCP on my lunch hour today.

CHELLE...hope you had a peaceful, relaxing weekend so your back can heal. hugs.

Oh.....and

Yes, C and I are very greatful that he left Hostess and is now with Flowers. A couple of his buddies from Hostess called him over the weekend asking if FLowers was hiring. Yes they are and he hooked them up. As it turns out Flowers may be the one to inherit the Hostess line. At the moment it looks like that is the way it is going.

The pitch-in (pot luck) on Friday was a huge success. Today we will be eating leftovers...veggie tray, turkey, and chicken tenders from Chick-Filet. By the time TG gets here I will be burnt out on turkey.

That is about it for me..hello to all the worldlie girlies.

Love and hugs

happy2bme
11-19-2012, 09:18 AM
Good Monday Morning friends,

OMG Annie you have Chick-fil-A tenders? Can I have one please?????? I am craving them and California Roll sushi lately. Not together mind you, just a taste for them. That was really good of you to clean up dad's place - sounds like he needs a kitty cat ;) But then you'd have fur and litter to clean up. Sounds like you had a typical Annie whirlwind weekend. Isn't it nice to know that you can enjoy the long weekend without having to work? Hope C has it off too but I'm betting not. I have dibs on Mr. McCawsome. You and Mel can fight over - geez what was our man servant's name at the beach spa? Started with a P was it????? :rofl: I had to smile at your comment about being burnt out on turkey - I don't eat it that much and I usually get a huge taste for it the beginning of November. Then when Thanksgiving rolls around, I don't feel like eating it. But then again who said you HAVE to eat turkey on Thanksgiving.

I hope all of these people who bought up all the Twinkies hoping to score big profits on e-bay get stuck with them now that there are talks for someone to buy at least that arm of the business. I hate when people hoard like that - same thing like at Christmas for the hot toys. NOT what I consider the true entreprenural spirit. Ain't I a mean old cuss? ;) :dizzy:

It's hunting season here and you have to wear fiery neon orange clothing if you are out in the woods taking a walk about. Yesterday in the bar hunters of course came in at the end of the day and you should see the creative duds they are wearing - all in blaze orange of course. Came a long way from orange hats and vests. :lol: I think one guy had leopard print fleece pants in orange and black :lol:

Mel - I am glad that the town takes care of the seniors out your way. So many get forgotten about and as you tell us, never a dull moment in your building. Will Jen paint the windows or is she done doing that? Thank you for the suggestion about the water bottle on the foot - that would probably help alot.

More nice pictures Shad. I can hear the gentle sounds of the water babbling down the stones. I'm glad you got away from the crazy people - at least for a while. Yes, you are right - I AM working harder than I was in my desk job. Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it ;) I should make a nice little pile of mad money by the end of the year. Am hoping after that I can take a break away from this job - it's just too boring when it's slow. Still better than what you and Michelle are dealing with tho...

Guess I should go hop in the shower - even though it seems I just got out of it. :dizzy:

Good morning to the rest of the crew, catch up with you later.

Laura705
11-19-2012, 11:10 AM
Morning all.

Mel - Everyone gets a kick out the the name of the class "Tighter Assets". :D Sorry to hear about Richie's layoff - hope it doesn't last long. Hope you get a nice rest after reporting the weekends "activities" (aka emergencies/mishaps). Never a dull moment. :rolleyes: I love your gift ideas for the seniors and for your helpers. :)

Shad - Love the photos! I'm glad you had a nice weekend and saw such beautiful scenery, and that it helped you get through the workday! I will keep an eye out for Mr. McCawsome!! Quite the eye candy! :drool: Well, one of my quads had just normal soreness after that Thursday class, but the left one had significant soreness that lingered all the way into yesterday - must have really overdone it with that one, or pulled the muscle. Better today though - finally.

Ceejay - Too bad about the sweaters. I haven't shopped at JCP in years - Kohl's is so close to the house, I end up there a LOT. But...after buying a couple sweaters from there, I no longer buy them - they just get all stretched out and droopy after a short while. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with sweaters! A friend of mine likes JCP for clothes, but you do have to be careful with sizes anywhere these days. I was thinking of that when I bought my two identical pairs of jeans and made sure I tried them both on. Same for the two pair of Lees - and even though they were the same style and size, they did feel slightly different, but not enough to not buy both.

Happy - Sorry your foot is bothering you. All those long hours coming up at the shop have got to be worrisome. I hope the foot doc can help you with the pain. I'm in need of a new pair of sneakers and am not looking forward to the search. Even the ones I've had that are supportive in the arch area have a lot of mesh in the front and do not support the forefoot well at all, and so my right foot, which has a bunion, does have occasional pain. My plan is to go to a DSW or a local store that has all the shoes on the floor available to try and just try on a bunch of different ones to see what works. Then I'll probably go online and get them for cheaper, lol.

Annie - You had quite the weekend - did you really do all that in just two days?! :D Glad you got your dad's kitchen cleaned out - ick, mouse turds! I was watching American Pickers yesterday and they did a pick in a house that the parents had lived in and the son hadn's cleaned it out since they'd passed - it had been years! Food still in the cabinets - I was glad they didn't come across any evidence of pest invasion (or show it on tv if they did). Early Christmas gifts of jewelry - hang onto C!! Nice Flowers can hire some of the displaced Hostess workers. Except for the impact on the workers and the communities, I'm not too upset about life without Twinkies. I just read an article in the Sunday paper about how many chemicals they used in them to make them shelf stable - it's amazing how they can make them palatable with all that stuff in there.

Hellos to the rest of the gang!
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Well, back to Monday. Nice that this'll be a short week, and that I'm also taking next Monday off work for an extended long weekend.

I skipped exercise classes this weekend because of my really sore left quadricep. I did, however, still take a couple nice long dogwalks - the weather's been pretty nice for this time of year.

Bf and I were out an about Saturday - four grocery stores, and we're not even hosting any dinners! One of the stops was Trader Joe's for a lot of our usual stuff from there, and we also ended up buying a magnum of some really tasty prosecco they were giving tastings of. It's a dry sparkling white wine and we both love it. We better love it, otherwise who will guzzle it all down before it goes flat, LOL.

We also hit an extra store because it seems the stores only sell French's brand of french-fried onions and not the Durkee brand. Never did find them. :shrug: Bf will use them in his green bean casserole.

Sunday after some time with the papers, we went out and bought new phones - the batteries on our current cordless phones are losing power too quickly. This new phone was on sale and it comes with 5 handsets! Guess we can also retire the two old corded phones we have. We stopped for lunch at Famous Dave's bbq afterwards, and yes, I had the chicken/wild rice soup in a combo with a baked potato. I brought half the potato and the cornbread muffin home - that soup is filling!

Did a lot of vacuuming this weekend, ugh. Bf and I usually share this duty, but he never seems to look at the roller brushes on our upright and the stick vac, and so I got stuck using our little hook tool to pull off the hair that winds around it. Bleh. But I guess that's only fair that I clean it - I'm the only one in the house that has hair long enough to wind around like that. :shrug:

Tonight's football - we'll see if I feel like watching it. I should probably do some exercise since I didn't do a class this past weekend.

Okay, enough of the rambling. Back to work!

:cheers:

diyana
11-19-2012, 11:37 AM
Hi ladies -



I had a good weekend. I spent Saturday moving more stuff out of my old house and into my new place. I think I've got everything of mine (except for what's in the basement) out of there. I wanted to work on the divorce paperwork with the ex, but he didn't want to. So I'll work on it during the week.



The ex is getting a new dog today from the humane society. An 18 month old black Minature Schnauzer. I've seen a picture, and he's a real cutie. My ex took Doppler to meet the new dog over the weekend, and they got along really well. The little one really brought out the puppy playfulness in 12 year old Doppler. :)



My ex-DMIL was at the house this past weekend. It was good to see her again. We're hopefully going to see the new Twilight movie this coming weekend.


Not much else is news....Santa is home alone at my place this week. I hope he's doing ok.

Gotta get back to work....lots to get done.

Much love,

Laura705
11-19-2012, 04:46 PM
So annoyed. I saw on my calendar I had my annual gyne appt tonight and yet I hadn't received a confirmation call. I phoned and they didn't have me down for an appointment tonight, or at all! Grrrr. I made the appointment for the exam at the same time I made one for my mammo. No problems w/ the mammo appt. Sigh. I didn't make another appt. Don't know if I will or not. I might just ask my primary physician for a recommendation, or maybe from the girls at bookclub next weekend.
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Hi Michelle! Glad you had a good weekend. I hope Santa's okay at home!

ceejay52
11-19-2012, 05:54 PM
Thanks for the input on the sizing of the clothes. Makes me feel a bit better.

Happy
I have the same problem with the one foot I didn't have surgery on. It swells up in the arch and on top of my foot. It can be painful but like you I'm not lookng to have any more surgery.

Laura
I have had the same problems. They made the appointment, gave me a card and time and forgot to write it down. Don't blame you for wanting to go somewhere else.

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More later.

Shad
11-20-2012, 06:10 AM
Ceejay - I bought three pairs of jeans from a local Target store. They had the same label, same size and came with a label ' short leg length'
One pair I can hardly button or zip and the leg length would do justice to someone over 5' 9" and another fits reasonable well. The third pair is too big in the butt and too tight in the legs. Well made in China. You get what you pay for and there is no quality control.

Happy - hope you can sort that foot out soon. It's not good to have bad feet, they have to take you a long way yet.

Laura - how annoying. But the local dr will probably have some ideas and history etc. to make a bit of a decision.

Michelle = sounds like you are all set up in the new place now. Once you get the paperwork out of the way you can start the new life.

Annie - what a whirlwind you are about the house. You can't have McCawsome. He's mine. Contract ends at Christmas. They haven't decided on extensions yet apparently. Not sure about what I will do if they want me to extend. There isn't much work around at the moment. Life is very quiet on the workfront. I've only had two recruiters ring me over the past couple of weeks and that was for stuff I've never really done.

Mel - great that the cops turn out for you time after time. Most of the time they get such a bad rap from joe public and yet they keep turning up to try to keep us safe and secure.

Not much happening here. I need to go pay a couple of bills and then bed. I would have liked to watch Mrs Browns Boys but it is on just too late. It's a bit risque - real British or rather Irish humour.

So I'm off to pay the bills and get on with the last of my daily chores before bed.

MELODY525
11-20-2012, 07:22 AM
QUICK POST. WILL COME BACK LATER ON.
WOKE UP A TINY BIT LATE FOR FOOD SHOPPING DAY.
OFF TO THE RACES....HAVE A GREAT DAY :dance:

annie175
11-20-2012, 07:57 AM
I guess this is my Thursday and tomorrow is Friday for me at work...as is much of the rest of the USA. I do not do black Friday shopping, however JCP has got me slightly enticed to go out and make one stop. Slow cookers,blenders, toasters, blegian waffle maker (I want), toaster ovens, coffee maker, hand mixer, griddle...all only 8 bucks each. Now I said only slightly enticed to go, thereby meaning I probably will not. Also 50 styles of womens boots for 25 bucks a pair. hmmm. Here ya go SHADDIE AND CEEG...skinny jeans for 10 bucks...hahahahaha....

I am babysitting lil man tonight as Sam and Chris are going to his grandpa's birthday dinner and no children are invited. Ok by me, I get to spend time with lil man. So SassyBelle and I are babysitting tonight. C will stay home and get his rest to work tomorrow so he can have TG off.

They are ruling the big blast explosion a homicide. There were no gas leaks anywhere. Evidently there was a white van seen in the neighborhood and also in the driveway of that home several times in the past weeks. The van was seen there the day of the explosion. Something illegal went down. THe woman and her boyfriend were at a gambling casino when it happened and the daughter was spending the night with a friend. Convenient. I think the woman knows exactly what happened. That neighborhood is still blocked off by police. Even the residence of the area have to have a special escort to enter. Not because of blasts, but unsafe conditions and it is a crime scene.

SHADDIE...let's see it is only 35 days till CHristmas. Not too long to hang in there in that confusion.

CHELLE...glad things are settling down just a bit. Don't let the butt drag this paperwork out too long, otherwise get a lawyer, if you can afford one.

MELLIE...come back when you can....too much going on around the holidays, and sleeping in a bit, you probably needed it.

HAPPY...yes you are working harder, anytime you are on your feet, it is harder. Co-worker and I have decided we need to get up and walk around several times a day as we are getting "Office A$$". Shouldn't of quit CVS I guess...

LAURA...four grocery stores for shopping. Probably spent as much in gas than you saved. Altho, I hit Aldi's and then Kroger or Marsh for the items that Aldi's does not have. Too bad you don't live near me, I love my doc. She is the best.

CEEG...as much as I dislike trying on clothes when shopping, we almost have to due to the sizing differences. I do not like shopping and even like trying on clothes less. I have a blouse I need to STILL return at JCP. Just don't wanna go.

Hello to all the worldlies.

Loves and hugs.

diyana
11-20-2012, 08:02 AM
Hi everyone -

Super quick post as I have way too much to get done by the end of the week and especially by end of day tomorrow. I'll be taking my computer home tonight and tomorrow night and maybe working part of T'giving day from home.

Not much time for personals except to tell Annie that if C bought you more beautiful jewelry for Christmas, he's definitely a keeper! (But then we all knew that already!)

I hope you all are doing well. I don't know how much I'll be back here between now and Thursday, but I'll try and post when I can.

Annie - I've got a lawyer, but since the ex and I are agreeing on most things, I may unretain her and save the money for moving to CA. The paperwork just has to be in by the end of December. I'm hoping that we get it done and submitted before I leave for CA on 12/20.

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
11-20-2012, 12:52 PM
I tried meditation last night. I didn't realize how much it would help. I'll be doing that again.

I promised myself that if I got more than 1.0 miles on the pedometer during the day that I didn't have to exercise at night. I made that goal yesterday.

Looking forward to this week end. My sister has been doing research on our family tree. If the weather permits, I want to go find the cemetary where my grandmother is buried on Friday after Thanksgiving.

-------
Michelle
Take a few moments for youself this week end. My week ends have been flying by.

Annie
Wow that some good bargains on those small appliances. Have fun keeping the lil man tonight. That is kinda suspicious about the blast. Wouldn't mind having another pair of dress slacks.

Laura
I like to do all my grocery shopping in one place. Guess I'm lazy.

Shad, Mel and Ellen:wave:

Laura705
11-20-2012, 02:50 PM
Afternoon everyone. Been working on a time-consuming project yesterday afternoon and all morning. It's not over yet... part two to come.

Ceejay - Glad the meditation helped. Good idea to motivate yourself to get more activity during the day. You work long shifts, I'm sure it's tough to exercise after a long day. Re the multiple stores - Trader Joe's has several items we like that are private brands and so they can't be bought at other stores. And the Aldi is right next door to the produce mkt/deli, so it's not too inconvenient. Way way back when - certainly before my time - it used to be the only way to shop because the bakery was separate from the grocer was separate from the butcher was separate from the produce market, and here bf & I are going to a separate place for deli/produce and other stores just to get specific items and/or the best prices. And every once in a while we go to a separate butcher shop too!

Michelle - You sound busy as heck at work. Don't worry about getting here, just make sure you get enough rest to do it all again tomorrow!! And I hope things quiet down a bit in the coming weeks.

Annie - Have fun babysitting the li'l guy tonight. :bb: Wow, those are quite the deals at JCP. Even thought I don't do much cooking, I just LOVE kitchen equipment and gadgets of all sorts. Wondering if the explosion was done for insurance money...it was the neighbors next door that got killed when their house collapsed on them. I read that 80-something of the 100-something houses in the subdivision were damaged. RE the the shopping at multiple stores - not really price-motivated more than just wanting certain stuff. Though the market a couple miles down the road has much better deli prices than the chain store by the house (and bigger selection and fresher stuff due to the high turnover). Aldi just happens to be next door, and it always has cheaper prices on some stuff - no waiting for sales. Office A$$ - LOL.

Mel - Hope you had a good shopping trip!!

Shad - It might be a good thing to not have the contract in Darwin extended... Will things pick up after the first of the year??

Hellos to Happy, Ellen, Patty & Java. :wave:
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Nothing much to report from here. Didn't do much of anything last night - just a load of laundry. Turned on the tv to the football game to check the score and wished I hadn't - my team was getting pounded, and that's the way it ended up, thoroughly whooped.

Going to see "Flight" tonight starring Denzel Washington. It's gotten good reviews. Bf went to see "Lincoln" with a friend last night but I didnt' get a chance to ask him how he liked it as I was already in bed half asleep when he got home.

TTFN!

annie175
11-20-2012, 10:22 PM
Babysitting tonight was awesome. He is such a good baby. Time was short tho, he wanted to go nite nite at 8 pm. I love that lil guy so dang much. Two weeks till my son's wedding. An entire year went by and did not lose the 20 lbs I wanted to, dang it. Hope the dress diguises some of it.

MELODY525
11-21-2012, 07:31 AM
SORRY ABOUT ANOTHER SHORT POST.
YESTERDAY JUST GOT AWAY WITH ME AND THE KIDS WERE HERE.
WE DID SOME REARRANGING AND JUST CHATTED .
THEN DINNER AND A MOVIE.
TODAY I WOKE UP LATE AGAIN. IT'S TOO DARK OUTSIDE!!
HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING WELL.
I AM OFF TO THE OFFICE.
THINGS NEED TO GET DONE BEFORE ANOTHER 4 DAY WEEKEND.,
WILL TRY TO GET BACK LATER TODAY.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY:moped:

ceejay52
11-21-2012, 08:23 AM
Mel
Holiday week ends can be hectic. Hope the alarms are quiet .

Me too jus passing through. don't have anything to add that hasn't already been said.

I'll be away from the computer this week end.

happy2bme
11-21-2012, 09:24 AM
Good morning all,

I decided to get a few things done this morning - washed a load of clothes, finished washing the dirty dishes DH didn't get to last night, fed and watered the turkey flock outside so I'm running a bit behind schedule. Working today too. Did get the grocery shopping done yesterday so I'm set for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Might have DH roast the turkey on the grill leaving the oven free to bake up the side dishes. I was only going to get a turkey breast but they were over twice the price of a whole turkey. So I got a fresh turkey instead for the same price as a frozen breast. We're going to have lots and lots of turkey meat (don't tell the wild boys outside tho ;) ) The dentist appointments went ok. I will find out the actual damage to my pocketbook next month after we have the consult after the x-rays and such are reviewed. I already know I am sunk for about $600 for the broken crown. That's alot of days to work to make that up.

Annie - I saw the 8 dollar deals on tv too. Just remember they are cheap versions designed to get you in the door and buy other stuff ;) I got suckered into that once - the stuff just doesn't hold up that well so it's ok for occasional use or a quickie gift if you need one. That is horrid about the home blast. I'm sure the facts will come out soon enough. So sad that someone innocent died because of this and so many innocent people's lives were messed up too.

Laura - how was the movie Flight?

Ceejay - have a good time visiting with your family.

Michelle - since the ex started this whole thing I hope that he will at least extend you the courtesy of getting whatever needs to be done finished so that you can both carry on with your lives. So get thee to the paperwork. ;)

Shad - I used to buy alot from Target when I lived in TN (the closest one here is 3 hours away). But the one thing I'd never get there was clothing. It was really sized off and inconsistent - tho your story of the pants was funny.

Well coffee cup is empty and I need to get dressed and pack a lunch so I'm out of here. Sorry for the lack of personals, will try for a proper post tomorrow after the meal has been cooked and eaten.

Everyone have a happy Thanksgiving (happy plain old Thursday/Friday to you Miss Shad). Safe travels to everyone moving about.

annie175
11-21-2012, 11:02 AM
Morning girls...working till 1 today then we are all outta here. Gots lots to do in the pie baking area. Still have to make a stop at the grocery..blah. Must go home first to see what I lack for the pies. I know I need light corn syrup for the pecan pie and cool whip and cream cheese for the peanutbutter pie. Other than that, I need to look. Apple pie is under control. Probably good on the lemon pie. Maybe I don't need to stop at the house first. We will see.

HAPPY...yea, the JCP are "Cooks" brand, never heard of them. I had already decided not to go due to the brand of ware. Plus I DO NOT want to fight the crowds and I hate shopping. I will just sleep in till 6, then get started with my day. Don't work too hard at work and you, too have a happy TG.

CEEG...safe travels and enjoy the family. Happy TG.

MELLIE...get your office work done and head for the hills. Happy TG to you too!

LAURA...how was the movie? Happy Turkey Day!

CHELLE...enjoy yourself a little this weekend...Happy TG.

SHADDIE...well happy Wednesday/Thursday you turkey..haha

Hello worldlies.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!! Love and Hugs

MELODY525
11-21-2012, 11:29 AM
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Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.


I think I am done for the day. Everything is as ready for tomorrow's TG dinner deliveries as it can be.
Ran into the Mayor. Gotta love that little guy.
I can see he is still weary from the storm and all those hours.
Lots of hygs & kisses. Someone appreciates me(most of the time) LOL
I am tired a bit and calling it a day.
the kids & I are having dinner together & probably more movies.
Then they leave for the trailer to pick up a few things before ths snow comes:snow:
They also need to buy a tire up there....it's cheaper too.
Hoping for a quiet weekend.
HALLELUJAH.....RICHIE JUST CALLED. hE'S GETTING A CHECK FROM WORK!!
YES THERE IS A PAYCHECK GOD IN THE hEAVENS TODAY!!:angel:
Now for sure they can get the tire. gGood news.
anyway.....going to just clean the apt and mind my own business.
Have a great day with family & friends. Safe travels to those going somewhere:hug:

GOING TO READ AND DO PERSONALS IN A MINUTE :write:

Laura705
11-21-2012, 12:03 PM
Morning all.

Happy - We've had fresh turkey at bf's brother's place for the past couple years now and it's always been so nice and tender. Hope you enjoy it.

Ceejay - Will you be at the uncles' for the holiday? Safe travels! :) Do you have a 4-day weekend, or are you back to work on Sunday?

Mel - Hope your long weekend is a quiet one! :shh:

Annie - Nice you have a lot of opportunities to see the little guy. :)

Shad - Still quiet in Darwin??

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies. Hope you all have a nice Thanksgiving holiday!!
:thanks1::happ3:
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The movie "Flight" was good. It's a movie about the aftermath of a flight in which the pilot makes a heroic landing - the investigation, etc. And let's just say, it wasn't heavy into the technical aspects of the investigation, but the human side. I didn't know much going into it, but I enjoyed it. If you're scared of flying...it might not be for you - the beginning is pretty scary stuff.

Oh, and bf saw "Lincoln" the other night. He said it was very well done, that Daniel Day Lewis was very good in it, and that he enjoyed the movie. That said...he also said the movie moved a bit too slowly and was a bit too long. It's mostly dialog too. Not sure it's something I want to see in the theater - 2.5 hours long. I suppose Lewis may be nominated for an Oscar and I'll have wanted to see it...I'll probably wait for it to come to dvd before watching it.

Okay, back from my meeting. Not happy at all that the admin has told me after getting off the call with our software support person that the software functionality is not where it needs to be for what she is supposed to use it for. She also made an absurd statement that she doesn't anticipate it being fully functional by the end of next year! I'm kind of ticked that I got blindsided by this in spite of having weekly status meetings for months and months. Grrr. Nice way to ruin my day.

I'll move on before I continue to rant. I hope to leave around two pm today to get an early train (office closes at 3 but the boss always tells us we can leave earlier to get the special trains that run before the holiday). I will make the pumpkin roll after work - wish me luck that it comes out alright!

If I have time, I'll go to an exercise class tonight.

That's it for me! TTFN!

MELODY525
11-21-2012, 12:08 PM
:happ3: ANNIE.....YOU DID A GREAT JOB AT DAD'S HOUSE. :hug: HOPE YOUR DB GOT RID OF ANY MICE-ICLES AS WE CALL THEM. I GAVE THEM A FUNNY NAME TO DEFUSE THE TERROR THE SENIORS HAVE OF THEM :rofl: ALSO GOOD OF C TO HELP OUT THE UNEMPLOYED FRIENDS:hug: HUG FOR HIM TOO!
I SAW THE SALE ON TV AND WOULD LOVE APPLIANCES TO GIVE AWAY FOR $8!!! THE SENIORS WRECK THEM EVERY DAY!! ROFLMAO






:happ3: HAPPY.......IGOR!!! HE'S THE WAITER/LOVER:love: WISH I WAS ON THE TERRACE GETTING "SERVED" RIGHT NOW!!!:rofl: :rofl: NOW I CAN JUST SEE MYSELF RIDING DOWN THE STREET IN THOSE NEON PANTS!!! HA!!!! STAY OUT OF RANGE:hug: JEN LOST THE JOB THE DAY THEY PUT IN THE SLIDING DOORS. NO PAINT ALLOWED! MIGHT GET INTO THE TRACKS AND CLOG UP THE WORKS. SIGH. SHE LOST HER EXTRA CHECKS THAT YEAR. :cry:
hope the dentist bill won't be tooooo large. yikes!!
PS: I sending your wild turkeys good thoughts that no one finds them in their crosshairs:rofl: :rofl:



:happ3: LAURA....IF YOU DIDN'T GET RID OF THEM....KEEP A CORDED PHONE. fOR EMERGENCIES THEY WILL BE THE ONLY ONES THAT WILL WORK!! EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE AN OLD-FASHIONED LANDLINE IN THEIR HOME FOR JIC!!!
HOPE YOU ENJOY THE EXTENDED HOLIDAY!! GREAT IDEA....MY BOSS IS DOING THE SAME. LOL NOW I AM HUNGRY FOR FRENCH FRIED ONION GREENBEANS!! ROFLMAO




:happ3: CEEJAY....JEN SAID SHE HAS THE SAME PROBLEM AND SHE WEIGHS ABOUT 100 LBS!!
GUESS IT'S THESE DANG COMPANIES.
I AM SO HAPPY YOU TRIED MEDITATING.
IT TOOK ME AWHILE TO SET ASIDE ABOUT 16 MINUTES EACH DAY BUT I HAVE DONE IT:yoga:
AFTER THE DR REFUSED TO GIVE ME A DRUG I TRIED IT LIKE HE SAID TO DO.
I'VE BEEN HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS.
HE SAID OVER TIME IT'S GETS EASIER & MORE BENEFICIAL. GOOD LUCK :hug:
PS: Have a great weekend without the computer!!!! lol




:happ3: SHAD....I LOVE LONG PANTS SITTING DOWN BUT THEY ARE HARD TO FIND FOR MY FAT ARSE!! ROFL
COPS ARE A STRANGE BREED. MILITARY TOO.
WE WANT THEM TO PROTECT US AND PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE BUT WE CRITICISE THEM WHEN THEY GO OVERBOARD OR DO SOMETHING WE DON'T APPROVE OF. WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WANTS TO RISK THEIR LIFE EVERYDAY?? THEN THEY LOSE IT FOR A SECOND, SOMEONE GETS HURT AND WE WANT TO HANG THEM FROM THE NEAREST TREE. YOU ARE SO RIGHT ABOUT THE BUM RAP THEY GET/ SADS. HOPE YOUR JOB IS GOING WELL AND YOUR WEEKEND WILL BE FILLED WITH GOOD TIMES & THOUGHTS:hug:





:happ3: MICHELLE....HOPE ALL THE DOGGIES GET ALONG WHEN THEY HAVE TO. HOPE TOO YOUR MOVING WILL BE DONE SOON AND YOU CAN GET SETTLED MORE OR LESS. :hug:





:happ3: Patti & Ellen....wishing you both a Happy Thanksgiving too!!

MELODY525
11-21-2012, 12:12 PM
LAURA.....YOU SNUCK IN THERE!! I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE SOFTWARE SNAFU!!! GOD ANOTHER WHOLE YEAR??? WHAT ARE THEY THINKING....OR MAYBE NOT. DON'T LET IT RUIN YOUR MINI VACATION:beach: LET GO AND LET GOD!! I TELL THE KIDS THAT ALMOST EVERY DAY!! :angel: IT HELPS. THERE ARE A FEW MOVIES I WOULD LIKE TO BUY NEXT YEAR. mOSTLY ANIMATED OR LIKE THE hOBBIT. tHIS NEW ONE LOOKS GOOD.

diyana
11-21-2012, 12:16 PM
My day is getting away from me already. Lots to get done before I leave work today. And today after work, I have to take Santa to the vet to get a vaccine that he needs in order to go to doggie day care. We stopped giving it to our dogs a few years ago as they didn't go to doggie day care back then. But since Santa barks when I'm gone, and I feel guilty about leaving him home alone all day with no people or dogs to play with, I'm going to take him to day care at least a couple days a week...especially on days when I have afternoon or evening appointments.

My ex says the new dog "Cooper" and Doppler get along great...like they've known each other for years instead of just a couple days. They play together and sleep next to each other and snuffle each other. I can't wait to meet Cooper tomorrow.

I'll log in tomorrow morning to wish you all a :thanks1:!

Gotta get back to it!

Much love and many hugs to all,
:thanks2:

Laura705
11-21-2012, 02:56 PM
Mel - :thanks1:
Not gonna ruin my long weekend - I feel better now - the admin and I talked out the software issues - more like issues managing our support person! Honestly, we can't just expect him to read our minds or do everything without needing reminding/nagging. He juggles a number of clients and the reality is that we have to hold his feet to the fire to do OUR stuff when and how we want it.

Mice-icles - LOL!!! :mouse: :mouse:

Yes, I agree we need to keep an older corded (non-electric) phones on hand JIC. For now we still have a corded phone in the kitchen because there's no electrical outlet near the phone jack on the wall where the phone is mounted and the cordless phones need electricity. If we ever get the electrician back here to do the "laundry list" of tasks we want done, adding an outlet next to that jack will be another thing to do.

I have the book The Hobbit but I haven't really tried to read it - I have a feeling that it's just not my cup of tea, just like Harry Potter wouldn't be. But I recall seeing a trailer for the movie a while back. So does this mean you are a fan of those Lord of the Rings movies??

Michelle - :turkey:
Good idea for the doggy daycare for Santa. Being alone during the day has got to be a big change for him. Maybe a dogwalker is an option on the other days? So nice Cooper and Doppler have become fast friends. Will Santa get to meet Cooper too?

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Okay, leaving in a few minutes, so I better get this posted and shut down the 'puter. I'm pretty sure I'll be back here tomorrow so I can use all the Thanksgiving smilies! Oh, heck, I'll do it now too:

:turkey::turkey::turkey::turkey:
:thanks1::thanks1::thanks1::thanks1::thanks1:
:thanks2::thanks2::thanks2::thanks2:
:happ3::happ3::happ3::happ3::happ3:

Shad
11-22-2012, 05:52 AM
Evening all,
Short post since I have a rotten headache. Had it most of the day. And I seem to be suffering from a bit of bungedupness - new word. Hope you can work out what it is. So that isn't making me too happy either.

Going home tomorrow for the weekend. Been hanging out for this for a while.

Hope you all have a really great Thanksgiving and don't eat too much. I'll be back tomorrow sometime.

MELODY525
11-22-2012, 08:23 AM
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HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE:turkey:

Last night I found out that I don't have to be involved in the group to deliver dinners anymore. :dance:
A councilwoman called and told me to sleep in!!
We had such a nice chat too.
Now I am free as a bird...no pun intended:rofl:
Funny note....Richie changed his mind and wants the turkey!!
I forgot to say that the other day. So he is doing the roasting.
He calls it White man's food. :lol3: :lol3:
So turkey we will have....good thing I bought cranberry sauce and all the trimmings on Tuesday!





Laura...."feet to the fire" made me think of a Star Wars movie when the did that to a robot!! roflmao
I see the problem now. I'll send some sterno cans your way!!:flame:
The Hobbit is a long winded...drawn out....DARK tale. God that man could make an issue out of an ant!! But at the time I needed a diversion from a nasty divorce and read the entire set:faint: Jen was about 7-8.
Harry Potter series is a dark tale also. I liked the first movie.
I told Jen about "Flight". Thanks!




Michelle.....give Cooper a hug for us. Love new puppies & new babies:hug:
Enjoy your time off & the movie if you go.




Shad...so glad you are going home. Bungedupness seems to be contagious!! I am trying Milk of Magnesia:rofl: :rofl:
Safe travels my friend :hug:

ceejay52
11-22-2012, 10:12 AM
Morning
Have a few minutes before I leave to go to my uncles.

Mel
How nice that the city council woman told you to sleep in. Hope your day is a good one. I'm watching Miracle on 34th street tonight. If I don't meditate tonight I will tomorrow night. Good thing Richie is getting another check. We got Christmas bonuses yesterday. I need to take it down and put it in the night deposit box. Thanks for the reminder.

Laura
This is my three day week end, but I'll take it. Next week end I start my last vacation of the year.

Shad
Hope your headache is better. I can't pronounce that new word of yours.


Happy
Hope you enjoy the time off today.


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Today is supposed to be gorgeous but tomorrow night down to the low 20's burrrrrrr I'm not ready for that. I'm hoping I get to go to Penny's and Target today cause tomorrow I'm driving up in the boot heel of Missouri.
If I have time before I leave I need to take the car down to the car wash. It's got tooooo much pine tree sap on it.

diyana
11-22-2012, 11:14 AM
Happy Thanksgiving ladies -

I want to say how deeply grateful I am to have all of you in my life. I appreciate you, and your love and support, more than words can say. You've helped me get through one of the roughest times of my life. I'm probably not out of the woods yet, but at least I am happy and optimistic nearly all the time...two emotions that I thought were impossible to feel less than 3 months ago.

In about an hour, Santa and I will be going over to the old house to hang out for a few hours (maybe bring a load or two from the basement over...maybe not, depends on how my back feels. I also may offer to bring some of our Christmas lawn penguin decorations up from the basement to help my ex. Or maybe not. We'll see. In any case, Santa and I will be meeting Cooper, and hopefully Santa will get along well and all three dogs will play a lot outside in the gorgeous weather we're having. I'm wearing shorts since the high is supposed to be in the 60s! Also because the one pair of jeans I have need to be washed. LOL Hopefully I'll get to do some laundry while I'm there.

After I spend the afternoon at the old house, I'll come home to shower and change to go out to Thanksgiving dinner with my friend.

I wish I didn't have to work tomorrow, but I'm using all my vacation time for my Christmas trip...so I'll be working tomorrow and should get a lot done as not many people will be there.

Laura - Sorry you're having all the software issues, but good for you for realizing what needs to be done and to hold the support person accountable. I hope you have a wonderful long weekend. I've read Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series and liked them, and I liked the movies about both series. I haven't read The Hobbit yet, and may read it after seeing the movie (I know, blasphemy!). I've thought of hiring a dog walker, but Santa is such a runner and a puller....I'm just not sure I trust him with anyone else. Hopefully, on the days I don't have him in doggy day care, I can drop him off with the ex to hang out with the other two dogs during the day....or I'll just have to leave him home alone occasionally.

Shad - I hope the headache and the bungedupness have both passed. :( Feel better, my friend. So nice that you are going home for the weekend!

Mel - So nice that you were released from having to deliver dinners. How nice that Richie is roasting the turkey. I hope you have a fabulous meal.

Happy - Sounds like you and DH will have a great Thanksgiving feast, with lots of leftovers. :drool: That's the one thing I'm going to miss about eating out at a restaurant...no leftovers.

Ceejay - Safe travels to Paragould. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving with the uncles.

Annie, Patti and Ellen - Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Much love and many hugs,

happy2bme
11-22-2012, 11:43 AM
Good morning girls,

What Mel said - Happy Thanksgiving and all that. Just seems like another day to me. Had to work all day yesterday - no early out, in fact it was slow so I started to clean up 30 minutes early in hopes of getting out of there shortly after 5 when darned if 3 different sets of people trickled in starting at 4:50. I feel rude just continuing to clean up so of course I stop and wait on them while they are browsing and looking about. One was a nice couple who were in town for the weekend. They asked if any restaurants were open today and I just drew a blank. All I could remember - honestly - was the scene from the movie The Christmas Story - where the family wound up at the Chinese restaurant after the Bumpus dogs ate their Thanksgiving turkey and the Chinese place was the only place open in town. So I said the Chinese restaurant will be open :D (I think). But then I realized that this is Thanksgiving, not Christmas and many of the restaurants would indeed be open. But I was drawing a blank on which ones. The bad part too is that not only do you have to think of a restaurant, but you also have to give directions - and that's the hard part, especially for me because all the restaurants are go out here, take a left/right, go down a mile or two, get to this or that intersection and turn left/right again and go to here, turn down a driveway and the restaurant is hidden behind the dentist's office :lol: Confuses me and them :shrug:

Not sure what I am making for dinner. We bought a beautiful beef roast and a fresh turkey. The beef roast had both of us excited. I was thinking last night that if I made the roast tonight (we don't want it to spoil), not sure how I will work the turkey. DH can easily roast the turkey one day this weekend but there are several side dishes that need to be made - many of which like brussel sprouts and dressing with chopped mushrooms - things he HATES which I would not make him fix. :lol: I am working Friday, Saturday and now Sunday also. Store was supposed to be closed Sunday - now she decided to open it. DH said I should have said I had made plans for Sunday since I was supposed to be off but I didn't think that fast. Trying to figure out when I will have time to decorate the house too. Oh well December's work schedule is not made up yet - guess I will have to speak up tomorrow. ;)

Ok, just had a conversation with DH - we are doing the turkey today, beef roast tomorrow. It's supposed to get up to a glorious 57 degrees today and then about 4pm rains will move in, temps will steadily drop and the snow should hit about 8pm and snow all night. Might get 1 to 3 inches, depending on if your house is under or away from the wet clouds. So it will be a better day to roast the turkey on the grill and free up the oven for side dishes. I also want to harvest the arugula and chives out of the garden before they get snowed under. Best get off the computer and get cooking.

Michelle - I hope you don't spend a good part of today working. Are you having dinner with friends at all? I'm glad that Doppler has a new doggie friend but I sort of feel bad for Santa. That's nice that you are making arrangements for him so he doesn't feel so alone during the day.

Ceejay - we have pine trees all over here but thank goodness we don't have to deal with the pine sap like you do. Used to hate that sticky mess. Thank goodness it doesn't last long. Have a good trip - enjoy your family and get some good bargains on the shopping.

Shad - sorry you are having a headache there. Maybe you need a good book at night to make the time pass until you can get back to the home digs. Enjoy your weekend at home - you're a little bit closer to it by the time I write this.

Mel - thanks for the reviews of the Hobbit and Harry Potter. I saw the trailer for the Hobbit movie - thought of reading the book - it was the rage when I was younger but after what you said - just not my kind of interest. Glad Ritchie decided on a turkey - lots of nice leftovers for a few meals - you can really stretch that out on the food budget. And the house smells soooo good too. IGOR - yes, that was his name :rofl: how could I forget?

Annie - hope you have a lovely meal with your loved ones. Sounds like you have a pie factory going there - bet it smells heavenly. Hope they can find you under all that flour :D

Laura - hope the pumpkin roll comes out nicely. Enjoy dinner at the relatives. Glad you were able to get the software confusion at work taken care of. Thanks for the movie review - that's one I might put on the list to see.

Patty, Ellen, Java - Happy Thanksgiving to you.

I'm off to sharpen the knives and get cooking...

Laura705
11-22-2012, 01:00 PM
Good Morning. Happy Thanksgiving! :turkey:

Happy - Enjoy your turkey today. I hope your working weekend goes by quickly! Yeh, today will be better for grilling than the upcoming temps.

Michelle - Don't work too hard today. Hope Santa enjoys being with Cooper so he can visit with them regularly. (How about some photos?? :D ) I agree with you re the worry about dogwalkers - you'd think they'd be accustomed to all kinds of dogs and how they walk or pull, but you never know. Enjoy your dinner out! Hope tomorrow is a quiet and productive day at work for you. :)

Ceejay - Enjoy your visit with the Uncles' and your shopping trip. Nice to get that bonus early. I think I'm going to watch my Peanuts Thanksgiving DVD tonight. I didn't watch the Halloween one until about a week after Halloween, so I'll be more timely for this one. :D

Mel - Nice you got to sleep in this year! Enjoy your turkey dinner. Always tastier when someone else labors over it, LOL. I don't think the sterno will work for the software support guy - he's based in Colorado!! I liked the visual though, haha. Speaking of visuals - like that Peanuts graphic today. :) I don't mind dark tales, just that sci-fi and fantasy isn't my favorite genre.

Shad - Have a good weekend at home. I hope you're feeling better by the time you have to travel. Being under the weather and having to travel - double bad.

Happy Thanksgiving to the rest of my Worldie buddies. I'm thankful to have met you all and gotten to know you online, and in some cases, face to face or ear to ear! Have a great day and a great long weekend if you get to have one.

:turkey::thanks1::thanks2::happ3:

annie175
11-22-2012, 08:50 PM
Happy Thanksgiving Eve and Friday for Shaddie....

It was a splendid day, got some excellent pix of me, my 3 OLDER brothers and my dad. Totally terrific. The food was delish....turkey was a little dry...I really need to volunteer the turkey next year. I have secrets to getting a moist bake. lol. All the pies went over very well. The apple pie, being the generic pie, was not even cut into. Sis was loving that as that is her favorite....so it went home with her. Cannnot say much of the lemon, pecan, pumpkin or peanutbutter were in site! My brother from IL and his fam, a couple of my neices and nephews are doing the black Friday shopping, starting at 9 pm tonight. NOT ME!. I told them to call me when they go to breakfast or lunch, I would join them then. Poor C has to work tomorrow. His Walmarts said not to deliver tomorrow due to black Friday. Too crazy...so his day should be shorter. C is in bed and I am enjoying the Hallmark channel. Sassy is asleep in my chair with my blanket....hmm....Sassy went to TG with us. She played hard with another doggie that came that was about the size of her. They had a blast. With everyone loving on her and holding her, then playing with the other doggie...she is completely zapped tonight. I will say she got into my brother's demolished garden with menure and didn't smell too great, so she got a warm bath when we got home, ate her dinner, took a dump and whiz and is comfortably sleeping. Too spoiled.

Not doing personals tonite...just not really in the mood. Well maybe....lol

CHELLE...that is what we are here for...support. If we cannot be here for you, then we suck. Glad you are in a better place and enjoying a dinner of Thanks with a friend. So happy you are doing better. xoxo

SHADDIE...sorry you are in a crappy place of employment....I, too, know how you feel about being somewhere you wish you were not. Hopefully another job opportunity will come up before you have to extend at that place. xoxo

CEEJ...I think we are having the same weather you are. Today, high 65, tomorrow high 45. Burrrrrr....pretty much the same for the next 10 days...low 40s. burrr

LAURA....thanks for the movie update...I am pretty sure I want to see Flight..but not interested in seeing Lincoln as I have had both up and down reviews on it...will rent that one.

HAPPY...OMG the scene from the Christmas Story I remember, is, YOU WILL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT! LOL......it also reminds me of spending Christmas Day with my Xs family....so boring and they watched that movie the entire day, back to back, about 3 times. So glad I do not have to do that EVER again.

MELLIE...so glad Richie has another check coming, just in time for the holidays. God Love Him. Sounded nice just you and the kids for TG dinner....there were about 60 people at my brother and SILs house. Her family and our family...thank God not everyone could make it. sheesh

ELLEN..where are you? Did the turkey get you or did you get the turkey?

Guess I had better post this before I lose it...my puter has been playing jokes on me all nite.

Hello to all the girls, especially those that lurk and don't post!!

Hope your day was fantastic!

Love and hugs,

MELODY525
11-23-2012, 07:41 AM
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YESTERDAY MY BELLY WAS FILLED WITH DELIGHT & MY LITTLE TREE STANDS PROUDLY ON A TABLETOP IN THE COORNER.
ALL IS RIGHT IN MY CORNER OF THE WORLD. :ginger:

ALL OF US HAD A LOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR YESTERDAY.
THE MAYOR DROPPED OFF 3 TURKEY DINNERS.
IT WAS A THANK YOU GIFT FROM HIM FOR ALL OUR VOLUNTEERING.
I TRIED TO GIVE THEM AWAY BUT NO ONE WANTED MORE.

A MALE FRIEND WHO IS DECEASED MADE HIS DD PROMISE TO DROP OFF A TURKEY AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS.
HE USED TO DROP OFF THE FREE TURKEY YOU GET WHEN YOU BUY X AMOUNT OF GROCERIES. HE HAD A BIG FAMILY AND THEY ALWAYS GOT TOO MANY. THE OTHER NIGHT I WAS SHOCKED TO SEE HER AT THE DOOR WITH SHOPRITE BAGS IN HER HANDS.
(IT WAS A TEENY TINY BIT EMBARASSING) AND I MISS HER DAD TOO.
ANOTHER FRIEND SENT ME A LOVELY CARD WITH A SURPRISE INSIDE.
I CAN ONLY SAY THAT I AM TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE THESE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE AND YOU GALS TOO.
I CAN'T ASK FOR MORE THAN THAT:hug:

WHILE THE MAYOR WAS HERE HE BROUGHT IN EXTRA MEALS AND I TOLD HIM WHICH APTS COULD USE ANOTHER ONE.
THE LUNCH ROOM CLOSED WEDNESDAY AND WON'T BE OPEN TILL MONDAY. SOME TENANTS CAN'T COOK FOR THEMSELVES. I HAD TOLD THEM TO BUY TV DINNERS AND POP THEM IN THE MICRO. 4 DAYS IS A LONG TIME TO GO WITHOUT THE LUNCHROOM.
THANK GOD THE MAYOR THINKS IN ADVANCE!!! HE'S SUCH A GOOD MAN.

TODAY IS SUPPOSED TO BE MILD AND IN THE 50'S. :sunny:
HOPING TO OPEN THE WINDOWS A BIT.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.:beach:





CEEJAY....HAVE A GREAT TIME IN MISSOURI!! ENJOY:encore:
SAFE TRAVELS AND I SENT RICHIE TO THE BANK TOO!!:rofl:




MICHELLE....I AM GLAD YOU'RE FEELING OPTIMISTIC.
YOU SHOULD BE. YOU'RE A GOOD PERSON :hug:
THE CA TRIP IS GETTING CLOSER!!!! :cheer:




HAPPY....SORRY YOU HAVE SO MANY HOURS OF WORK THIS MONTH.
BUT THEN THINK OF ALL THE CHECKS GOING IN THE BANK :cb:
THAT WILL FEED A LOT OF WILD ANIMALS:rofl:
SPEAK UP WOMAN OR YOU WILL BE WORKING CHRISTMAS DAY!!!
DON'T GET ME WRONG....THE BOOKS WERE FINE BUT THE SUBJECT MATTER IS DARK. VERY LITTLE IS HAPPY STUFF...THEY'RE ON A QUEST WITH THE RING AND A GAZILLION PEOPLE ARE AFTER FRODO TO KILL HIM AND GET THAT RING.



LAURA....COLORADO!!! NEVERMIND!! LOL
HOPE YOUR LONG WEEKEND IS GOING WELL.
GET RESTED UP FOR NEXT WEEK.
I LOVE PEANUTS ANYTHING...LIKE YOU. YOUR AVATAR ALWAYS MAKES ME SMILE.




ANNIE....OMG SO MANY PEOPLE!!!! BUT IT'S GOOD TO HAVE FAMILY ALL THE SAME.
I THINK I WORE THE KIDS OUT WITH THE HALLMARK CHANNEL.
RICHIE MAKES JOKES THAT THAT IS ALL MY TV HAS ON IT....CHRISTMAS!
I AM GLAD YOU GUYS HAD A GOOD TIME. HOPE THE GOOD TIMES CONTINUE RIGHT THRU THE HOLIDAYS:hug:

happy2bme
11-23-2012, 09:28 AM
Good morning ladies,

Happy Black Friday - perhaps we can tell Shad this is a salute to her beloved All Blacks ;) Actually it's White Friday at my house. Yesterday I was roasting the turkey on the grill on the deck in a t-shirt yesterday afternoon (a glorious day). Then around 4pm the wind kicked up. By 7pm it was snowing. Got about 3 inches or so this morning and it's still lightly snowing. Stuff is kind of heavy and wet too - was no brooming it off the deck this morning. I'm sure the hunters are absolutely delighted - much easier to track poor Bambi in the snow.

Thanksgiving was nice - quiet with just the two of us. Meal was absolutely delicious. I made fresh cranberry sauce for the first time ever and I loved it so much I am going to go to the store and buy up bags of fresh cranberries and make a few batches to freeze as I will be hard pressed to go back to the canned stuff ever again. Was so easy too - cranberries, sugar water, orange juice, a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg and the grated rind of an entire orange. Yum yum.

Shoot - DH just got up and reminded me that he has to go to a early morning doctor's appointment so he needs to drop me off at work earlier than usual.

Forgive me the lack of personals - will get back later tonight. Have a good weekend all - hope most of you are enjoying a long one free to do what you enjoy. :hug:

diyana
11-23-2012, 09:37 AM
Good morning ladies -

Yesterday was pretty low key. I took Santa over to my old house. Santa and I met Cooper...what an adorable little dog. He's only 14 pounds, which is very small for an 18-month old Miniature Schnauzer. He's all black with uncropped ears...one ear stands straight up and one flops over. He's a total love bug and enjoys being held and giving kisses. And he can stand up to the two bigger dogs...he just stands on his back legs so he's "taller" and baps them on the snout. :lol: Santa tried to assert authority over Cooper, but Cooper didn't take any of Santa's B.S. I called the ex last night to see how they were getting along, he said they were doing just fine.

Anyway, I spent a few hours at the old house, watched a bit of football, played with the 3 dogs, went through the rest of the stuff on the main floor of the house, and loaded up my car with the stuff I wanted to keep. I also did two loads of laundry while I was there. It's really helpful that the ex lets me do my laundry there so I don't have to sit around at a laundromat. Hopefully he'll continue to let me do that through the winter. At around 3, I went back to my place to get ready for going out to dinner with my friend. We got to the restaurant early, and it was crazy busy. So we had a drink at the bar while we waited for our table. We ended up being seated only 10 minutes after our reservation time. They had a traditional turkey dinner complete with pumpkin pie...it was so delicious! My ex also made me one of his famous pumpkin pies, which was thoughtful of him. So I'll have that after dinner tonight. :drool:

Since dinner was late, by the time I got home, it was time for bed. I woke up at 2am and couldn't fall back asleep...so I finally decided to drag my butt out of bed at 4 and hit a Black Friday sale at Menards. I got a couple things that I wanted, but was waiting for a good deal....one of them being an Android version of an IPad, and also a small ShopVac. My ex and I bought one for the house last year and we love it...it's so much lighter than the full-size one, and it's easier to get from room to room and vacuums better than our Hoover vacuum. :)

I got to work an hour early, so I'm hoping to leave around 2:30 or 3. We'll see. No one else is here yet, and if no one else shows up, I just might do that. ;)

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Happy - Thanks for the great reminder about the movie "The Christmas Story". Too funny. :lol: When my friend and I were looking for a restaurant, we actually found that a lot were open, but were completely booked, so I hope the out-of-town couple found a good meal. Now that you've mentioned you worked Wednesday, today, Saturday and Sunday, I won't complain about just working Wednesday and today. Oh well, at least we have jobs. That's what the poor guy at Menards said this morning as he was standing outside the store directing the customers and freezing like the rest of us. After 65 degrees yesterday, this morning was bitter cold with a brutal wind. :brr: I'm not going to put too many decorations. I bought an inexpensive 4' pre-lit artificial tree from Kohl's for $17, that I'll take out of the box and put up in the 4 season room. I was debating if I should put it in the front room which I don't use because the 4-season room is so much nicer, cozier and has a great view. But then I decided if I put it in the front room, then the people driving by will enjoy it more than me...so I'm putting the tree up where I can enjoy it. :) I hope you get some time off to decorate your house. And I hope that your DH's doc appointment goes well today.

Laura - I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have a relaxing weekend! :hug:

Annie - I'm so glad you had a nice Thanksgiving with the family and got some great photos of you, your brothers and your dad. I can imagine all those pies being a great big hit! Bummer that C has to work today...but at least it'll be a shorter day without the Walmarts. I've heard Walmarts were a zoo starting last night. Thanks for your kind words, I am doing A LOT better. My attitude and my outlook are focused on the positives. Sure I'm sad that I won't be partaking in any of the traditions my ex and I had...but I'll work on making new traditions. :) I talked to my sister and her eldest daughter yesterday...I'm so excited to be spending Christmas with them in So. Cal.!! I can't wait. My step-brother, who lives in Northern CA like my step-mom does, was a little disappointed that I wouldn't be spending Christmas in Northern CA, but I explained that I'd be there for a couple days before and a few days after Christmas and then he was happier.

Mellie - It does my heart good to know that you had a nice Thanksgiving and have your Christmas tree up and the Hallmark channel on your TV! So nice of the mayor to drop off the turkey dinners and for you to direct him on who they should go to. Thanks for your sweet words. :hug:

Ceejay - I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and a nice visit with the family!

Much love and many hugs to all,

1day@atime
11-23-2012, 11:43 AM
Hello Ladies,

Sorry I haven't posted. I am currently on a new project called Maximo. We are getting a new intergrated software for procurement, AP, Work Management etc. and I have in meeting 3 days a week, and most of the meetings are either out of town or I have to drive to another facility. So my days are really busy and by the time I get back to the hotel room or home I am worn out. I won't complain too much... work is good,

Went to mom and dad's for Thanksgiving dinner. The family was all together, so that was really good. No shopping for me today. My niece and her boyfriend are staying with me for the weekend.

I will come back and post more.

I know I"m late but wanted to let you all know I give thanks to God everyday that you all are in my life. I know I've only gotten to meet Laura, but one day I will meet all of you. YOu truly give me Joy, give me the support I need and I feel the love from all of you.

diyana
11-23-2012, 12:14 PM
Awww, Patty, I love you too...and am so blessed to have you and the other Worldlies as sister-friends. I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving and are enjoying your niece's company this weekend. I'm so happy that you're enjoying your new project at work. :)

ceejay52
11-23-2012, 09:40 PM
Happy Belated Thanksgiving.
I came back this afternoon. My trip to the boot heel of Missouri was successful and found my grandmother's grave. It was cold out there. I can't get the pictures to download from my droid/cell phone to the computer.

More later

MELODY525
11-24-2012, 07:44 AM
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The other day Jen and I took a ride down the street.
We noticed most of the big trees on the corners were bare.
But the ones sheltered in the middle of the blocks were gorgeous.
We came home & found a beautiful maple tree behind me still had it's leaves on.
What a gorgeous reddish orange and so bright.
So some things survived the storms and even the snow. :D

Had a lovely chat with Shad. We always set my world back on it's feet.
Gives me back my perspective & my sense of humor:rofl: :rofl:
Before that Jen & I had a visit and ate more turkey.

Today is TV & some decoration sorting.
Jen picked over a box but we just don't use the stuff anymore.
More goodies for the Seniors to pick over now.
Having a great weekend and hoping you all are too.:encore:




Happy....I love homemade cranberry sauce.
Jen & I used to do that when she was a youngster.
She got a recipe in school & it always amazed her that we could duplicate it:lol3:
Your dinner sounded nice and the short sleeves too!!
:snow: Now you have a white weekend????
Send it here where it will be appreciated!! :rofl:
Hope the appt went well for the DH:hug:




Miohelle....I am glad to hear that things go well when at the house.
Packing & watching football?? pies??? What's going on???
Inquiring minds need to know these things:rofl: :rofl:
I bet the dog is adorable. They are too cute to watch.
Hope your back is resting up a wee bit too.



Ceejay....:welcome: Home! How was the trip?
It must have been nice to find Grandma's grave.
Did you have a nice chat??
I used to do that when I went to the graves.:hug:




Patty....Awwww.... we love you too:hug:
Hope Maximo treats you kindly this week.
Better rest up when you can.
Seems like a lot of changes going on before the New Year:xcheer:

ceejay52
11-24-2012, 03:49 PM
Mel
The fall colors here were later this year but they have been gorgeous, especially the deep dark yellows and reds.
I would like to go back to that cemetery to look some more. My grandmothers dad is buried there too. But there were so many headstones that had been weathered and back then the names and dates were merely carved into the stone that they have faded.

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I've had the last of the chicken and dressing for lunch. And now am making a pot of veggie soup. A bit later I'm making a meatloaf.

There is no excuses now not to exercise. I've gotten two new dvd's to try, one is a Biggest Loser and the other one is from Sunshine. I hope I can keep up. And I will meditate today.
I wanted to rake the leaves again but it's to chilly outside. The sun is deceiving. The little bit of wind is from the North. It's around 40 degrees today.

Have a good day.

annie175
11-24-2012, 03:59 PM
Hey girls...just been busy with family (brother from Illinois, really try to make an effort with him since we do not see eye to eye) Met him for breakfat the took his adopted daughter shopping on black Friday...blah...refused to stand in lines, so if it didn't go really quick,,too bad. lol Ended up getting a couple of gifts out of the way.

Didn't do much today but watch the Hallmark channel, did make it to the grocery and got the channel 13 cookbood for chariety. Got one for DD and new DIL for Christmas, and of course one for me.

Sassy has been amazing with all the excitement. Took her to TG at my bro's house and she was so sweet to all and did her business outside. Everyone was impressed with her and wanted to keep her...um NOOOO. Too bad people do not realize that IF you work with a puppy, THEY WILL DO WANT YOU WANT THEM TO!...duh....

Today's menu is lasagan (new recipe) that does not include ricotta cheese that tastes so nasty...Instead cream cheese..YUM We shall see. Also made a pan of it for my DD and fam. Serving ghetto garlic bread and salad for dinner...come one come all serving about 6 pm.

Hello everyone..have a beautiful Saturday...SHaddie...a wonderful Sunday...

Loves and hugs.

upswife
11-24-2012, 06:12 PM
Hello ladies, I am just checking in. I am so out of my normal routine, so I forget to check in. I am hanging in there, busy as usuall, this week was super busy with the holiday and such.

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and if you went Shopping you were safe.

Luv and hugs ladies.

ceejay52
11-24-2012, 09:49 PM
Hi Ellen, Maybe things will slow down after the first of the year.

Annie
Of course Sassy was good. She's had an excellent trainer.

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Made my soup for tomorrow but didn't have time to bake the meat loaf. Will do that tomorrow night after work. I did the new Sunshine exercise video and I did meditate. I'm finally getting back into my routine.

Shad
11-25-2012, 01:15 AM
Afternoon all,
I'm hot and tired and filthy and I need to shower before going to the DS2's house for dinner (and see Sunday)
I've been out in the garden early this morning and weeded and watered and harvested some corn and tomatoes to take back with me. Better get something out of my hard work hey?
DS2 came over yesterday and took his desk away. Apparently he and the girlfriend are at loggerheads over the mess on the dining room table where she has had to work until now. So the desk is a peace offering I guess. Tonight I will take over the swivel chair and the bits of the desk missing - like the keyboard tray.
I went to dinner last night with my friend Chris (down the road Chris) and her husband (ex chef) and her mother (Welsh foodie). Mum and I got into a 'discussion' about the Welsh/ All Black game last night. I rung her this morning and told her that the Welsh won the singing competition. They didn't win the rugby.

Mel - good to chat with you yesterday. Between that and last nights dinner, I feel halfway normal again.

Happy - I love cranberry sauce and fresh must be even better. I like it on Chicken as well.

Michelle - glad you and the ex are getting on so well. Hope you have all the divorce papers sorted now. If you need help from the ex threaten to list the lot as yours. That'll sort things out quickly. Don't tell me you don't have a laundry in this new place. I would have thought a washing machine was a necessity.

Annie - good to hear things are going well for you as well. Great to spend time with the entire family. If we can't love our family and rely on them, and they can't love and rely on us, we don't have much.

And that is about it for today. I need to shower but first, I need to finish up outside and close up the shed and lock up the gate. Then bring in the laundry and fold it and put it away. After dinner it will be time to think about going to the airport again tomorrow and what I need to take back. Hopefully not much and I should be bringing things home, not taking them away.

Hellos to Ceejay, Ellen, Patty, Laura and anyone else I may have missed.

MELODY525
11-25-2012, 07:19 AM
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HAPPY SUNDAY CHICKS

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IS NEW.
NO ALARMS.
JUST PEACE & QUIET.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.




CEEJAY....HOW GREAT IT WOULD BE IF YOU FOUND HIS GRAVE TOO.
BUT I GUESS IT'S PROBABLY WORN OFF LIKE YOU SAID.
OLD CEMETARIES ARE VERY INTERESTING TO ME.
I AM READY FOR YOUR MEATLOAF:hun:
VERY GLAD TO HEAR YOU'RE GETTING INTO A ROUTINE.
I FIND IT REALLY HELPS GET THRU THE WINTER MONTHS.
THE BIGGEST LOSER BEGINS SOON!!
YOU CAN DO YOUR EXERCISE & WATCH BOB!!




ANNIE....SASSY IS AN AWARD WINNER FOR SURE!!
HAVEN'T HAD LASAGNA IN A LONG TIME.
KEEP US POSTED ON USING CREAM CHEESE. I LOVE RICOTTA....LOL




SHAD.....HAD A LAUGH AT THE DESK....PEACE OFFERING:rofl: :rofl:
THANK GOD I LIVE ALONE!!!:dancer:
GLAD YOU GOT SOME VEGGIES TO TAKE.
PRAYING YOUR WEEK WILL GO BETTER THAN THEY HAVE BEEN:hug:
THIS MONTH WILL FLY BY....I PROMISE.
IT USUALLY DOES AND THEN CHRISTMAS AND THE JOB WILL BOTH BE OVER:hohoho:




ELLEN...HAPPY THANKSGIVING LATE.

happy2bme
11-25-2012, 09:34 AM
Good morning chicks,

I swear I don't know one day from the other. If it wasn't for an automatic date on the computer I wouldn't have a clue. Worked last night until 7pm - was not worth staying open later in the evening so we'll see how long that lasts. We picked up hot dogs for dinner from the great hot dog place across the street that is about to close for the season so we had a quick and light dinner. I talked with DH, got on the computer for a bit and then we both toasted each other :cheers: with a spoonful of cold medicine to help us sleep and went off to bed. I got a good solid 8 hours of sleep and feel so much better. I have to work again today but I'm hoping for an early out. It has been lightly snowing for 2 days now - I'd say we have a good 5 inches of snow at least. Winter is here. But it does look kind of pretty.

Mel - what a lovely find to discover a tree still in color. Hope you enjoyed it before the wind blew the leaves away. Nice that things are quiet in the building. Have you gotten all your decorations up? How nice of that man to have his daughter send over a nice Thanksgiving dinner for you. Had to be a bit teary with him gone and all that. But a wonderful gesture. Nice to know not everyone in the world has gone selfish or "troppo" :lol:

Shad - so was that DS' desk to take in the first place or is he snatching your furniture when you're not there? So they have taken Sunday to stay with them while you are away? I hope they don't mind cat hair :lol: How nice that you got to take some garden vegetables back with you - I'd substitute clothes in the bag for fresh tomatoes any day ;) Hope you had a nice dinner. If you like cranberries you need to come visit in the autumn. Apparently rice and cranberries are big crops out this way. But I'll throw a bag in the freezer for you just in case you decide to visit in the summer. :)

Patty - happy early birthday for tomorrow. Sounds like work has you really really busy. Take time to enjoy some cake and a nice dinner. :bday2you:

:wave: Hi Ellen

Ceejay - I'll take a chunk umm I mean piece of that meatloaf too :lol: Sounds like you are getting back in a good routine with yourself. I'm glad you were able to find your grandmother's grave. I think old cemetaries are pretty cool too.

Annie - dinner sounded delicious. How did the new lasagna come out? DH does not like ricotta so I might try that although he only likes cream cheese on a bagel but I think cc is wonderful on anything. You are so right about training dogs. I've never had one BUT I do know people who work with them and consistently say that like anything, you have to have a few basics and it makes the whole experience much more enjoyable. Glad that Sassy is being a good little girl. Good luck with the brother, hope you can have a good visit.

Michelle - it's good that the ex is being accomodating. I think one of the handiest things we take for granted is having laundry facilities in the house. When we rented an apartment when we first moved to TN, one of the big deciding factors on a place was having a washer in the unit or having laundry facilities on the grounds. So I'm glad that Santa can have a visit with his brothers and you can get the tidy whiteys done :D Won't be long before you'll be heading west to see your family. How exciting after all the stress of this year so far.

Laura - hope you are enjoying a long weekend and relaxing or shopping or doing whatever you want to. That's what a long weekend's all about. :D

Time for me to get ready for work. Have a good Sunday all...

happy2bme
11-25-2012, 09:36 AM
Oh Mel your "signature" reminded me of some of my favorite cartoons ever - Calvin and Hobbes - when he made all the snowmen in various poses :rofl:

ceejay52
11-25-2012, 09:49 AM
Morning
It's back to work for me today. So far so good and I hope it stays that way.

Mel
Woo hoo on no alarms. I'll be watching the Biggest Loser this year. I like to see how others accomplish their weight loss, but what these guys go through is beyond rough. I'll have to do the dvd separately from the show.

Shad
Ah, fresh veggies from the garden. Has Sunday forgotten you?

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I'm counting them down. Work 4 days this week and then I'm on vacation.

ceejay52
11-25-2012, 09:56 AM
Happy
You snuck in on me. Wow 5 inches of snow already. I need to make myself go to bed. Maybe I should get some Nyquilzzzzzz.

Laura705
11-25-2012, 12:10 PM
Morning all.

Ceejay - Hope your workday is quiet. Nice to have more vacation time to look forward to! :) Good to get into a routine - once it's established, it's so much easier to maintain. Congrats on finding your gm's grave. I saw some really old headstones when we vacationed in Boston in 1995 - many were really difficult to make out.

Happy - Wow, that's a good amount of snow. A bit early for me. We had a dusting a couple weeks back and I didn't like that, short-lived as it was. I prefer no snow until December! Sorry the longer shop hours weren't worth it and you were stuck there. After today, will you be off for several days now? Yum, fresh cranberry sauce! My mother, who doesn't like cooking, actually likes making that, LOL. I have some cranberries stashed in the freezer. Need to decide what I want to do with them. Bf never seems enthused about some of the cranberry recipes that appeal to me, so I guess I'll go with what I want. :D

Mel - Glad all was quiet yesterday. Sounds like your Thanksgiving was filled with people thanking your for all your hard work and kindness. How nice that it comes back to you. :) Love the Calvin and Hobbes in your signature! Loved that cartoon. Right now my favorite is Mutts. I'm loving the Hallmark channel these days too. I'm missing some of the new movies, but I'm sure I'll get a chance to catch up in the next month, or there's always next year, LOL. :lol:

Shad - I'm glad you'll have a chance to enjoy the fruits of your labor! Smart DS hauling the desk over for the gf to use. Bf currently has his laptop set up on the dining room table and I alternate between wanting to hide it and hold it for ransom or feeling justified in leaving parts of the newspaper sitting on the table for my convenience. Maybe when I finally find a nice bowl to display my fake fruit collection I'll get around to making the DR table a no laptop, no newspaper, no junk zone, heehee.

Ellen - Hello stranger! I too am out of my normal routine - feels like Saturday again. Hmmm. Hope your holiday was happy.

Annie - Awww, I'm sure everyone wanted to keep little Sassy, of course, after you've done all the hard work!!! I feel like at least 75% of the pet owners don't put in the effort with their pets and hence their frustration with undesired behaviors. It takes a lot of work and it never ends, but it's soooo worth it!!! :) :) Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, except for the shopping, lol. Let us know how the cream cheese lasagna recipe goes - I'm a fan of ricotta myself.

Michelle - Your Thanksgiving dinner sounded nice - and no cleanup afterwards! Hope your Friday at work was quiet and you got to leave a bit early. So nice that all the poochies get along. :) Bummer you don't have laundry in your apartment, but nice that you can save your quarters and do it at the house. My mom has a small shop vac and she loves it too! Bf and I are in a vacuum cleaner quandary - we have a fancy upright we've abandoned because it's heavy, and our older one is okay, but it's sometimes balky to push even though the belt was recently replaced. I'm just glad we really only have some area rugs to deal with and not a house full of wall-to-wall carpet.

Patty - You sound like you're busy as heck and all over the place these days with the Maximo project. Glad you enjoyed the holiday as a mini-break from the craziness. Yes, we have to be thankful for gainful employment in spite of the craziness. :yes:

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My Thanksgiving was nice. Bf's brother's in-laws are nice people and we enjoy seeing them. Big crowd though - about 20, and when there are little ones in the mix, the noise level gets crazy. We both thoroughly enjoyed the peace of our drive home, LOL.

My pumpkin roll turned out well, but there were so darn many desserts at the gathering that I probably could have reserved half of the roll at home for a future event, like my upcoming book club. Oh well, we took home a section and so I'll get to enjoy another slice or two.

Friday was when the cold weather came in, with gusty winds to boot - brrr. Had to hold onto the car door handle firmly or it blew open and into the car parked next to you in the parking lot. No, we didn't shop - just stopped at the hardware store to get one of those christmas light detector/repair thingies. After Turkey Day, I was in the mood for some red meat, so we picked up some steak burritos from the place that doesn't bother with beans, lettuce, sour cream, etc. - just steak, a bit of cheese and cilantro. Yum. Rest of the day was low key, i.e, some laundry loads and Hallmark channel, haha.

Saturday I went to the 9 am circuit class, then showered and went to my hair appointment. Right after that was lunch with my friend D at the Schaumburg Lou Malnati's. We each ordered our own small so we could take home leftovers. Bf probably would have been very disappointed if I'd come home with just a slice, LOL.

I'd planned to hop over to a holiday bazaar being held down the road from the restaurant, but by the time we finished lunch, the bazaar was closing for the day. Instead I stopped on the way home at a Tuesday Morning near the house and found a couple ornaments worthy of the book club ornament exchange (one even has a bit of a tie-in to the book club book we just read)... and a couple more for myself, lol. I just love Christmas ornaments. :) But Mel - you've got a good idea - I always have stuff in my Christmas decoration boxes that just stays in the boxes year after year that I don't use and that I don't have any particular sentimental feelings for, and so I should sorth through it and donate that stuff. But I'm not just ready yet to go up to the attic and drag down any boxes, so that might be a donation for 2013...

We watched the 2007 movie "Hot Fuzz" last night - a British comedy. Very funny.

Today I've been lazing around with the newspaper and I also unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher and got that going. Nothing much planned for today except some errands - several things to get a Walmart.

Tomorrow is a vacation day for me and we'll get together with bf's mum to have lunch and go to a movie. Perhaps Skyfall or Argo. Also finally decided to join the no-frills gym near the house. I missed a $10 joining fee special about a week ago, but bf talked to the manager so I can get it when I go in tomorrow. Then it's just $10/month. No contract, and it'll supplement whatever classes I take at the park district's rec plex.

Well, that's about it, and what a novel of a post. :faint:

Enjoy what's left of your weekend! TTFN!

MELODY525
11-25-2012, 12:28 PM
MONDAY IS PATTY'S BIRTHDAY!!
DON'T WANT TO MISS IT.
I MIGHT BE WORKING.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATTY!! :gift:
WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR COMING NEW YEAR!:hb:

Shad
11-25-2012, 01:56 PM
Trying to say happy birthday to Pattie. Site seems to be doing some funny things.
But anyway. back later to try to fancy this up

1day@atime
11-25-2012, 10:20 PM
Hello Ladies,

The weekend was to short and I even took a extra day off on wednesday. Family is all gone home now. My niece and her boyfriend stayed at my house. Trying to get the tree up now and some Christmas decorations. I will be out of town this week and next so my days are limited.

Thank you for the Birthday wishes. I can't believe I"m another year older. We celebrated my birthday on Thursday and today I went to my mom and dad's for her famous enchiladas..(my favorite).

MELODY525
11-26-2012, 07:47 AM
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GOOD MORNING!

I AM TRYING TO THINK WHAT I DID YESTERDAY:faint:
MAYBE I AM NOT AWAKE.
I DO REMEMBER COOKING A FEW THINGS FOR THE WEEK.
I AM BACK DOWN TO 189 THIS WEEK.
I GAINED A BIT IN NOVEMBER EATING THE VOLUNTEER FOOD.
THAT WILL TEACH ME NOT TO COOK WHILE WORKING.a:rofl:
ANYWAY......
HAVE A SUPER DAY.




HAPPY......I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE IT IS ACTUALLY SNOWING SOMEWHERE.
THIS WEATHER HAS BEEN SO STRANGE. HOPE YOU GET OFF EARLY.
THE HOT DOGS SOUNDED GOOD & REMINDED ME OF NATHAN'S IN NYC!!
OMG I LOVED THEIR FRIES:drool:



CEEJAY......WOW....A SHORT WEEK & VACATION TIME!!
ARE YOU OFF A WHOLE WEEK?? I FORGET THE DETAILS ALREADY:crazy:




LAURA...HERE'S THE DYNAMIC DUO JPEG JUST FOR YOU :lol3: :lol3:
SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A GREAT FEW DAYS TO ME.
NICE SALE ON THE GYM & NO CONTRACT. :cheer:
HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH LUNCH & A MOVIE.
YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH THE HALLMARK CHANNEL.
JEN THINKS THAT THE ONLY CHANNEL ON MY TV.
BUT I SEE HER WATCHING IT WHILE WE CHAT:rofl:
I LOVE ORNAMENTS TOO. WE GAVE BOXES TO THE SENIORS AND ALSO TO A LOCAL NURSING HOME.
THE FUNNY THING IS THEY "PICKED" THRU THEM!!!
SO I GUESS BEGGARS CAN BE CHOOSY!!! :rofl:




SHAD..... I THINK YOU GOT LOST & DIDN'T RETURN.
HERE'S A HUG FOR THE NEW WEEK :hug:




PATTY.....YOU HAD LOTS OF COMPANY!
NICE TO HAVE LONG WEEKENDS. I LOVE THEM.
HOPE YOUR WEEK OUT OF TOWN GOES WELL:hug:

diyana
11-26-2012, 08:10 AM
A quick post for me...I'm at work and really busy. Sorry for not posting over the weekend. I wasn't feeling well. Per my doc's instructions, I increased my diabetes med to two pills twice a day and my body objected in a big way. Friday night wasn't too bad. Saturday morning I woke up feeling a bit "off" with minor tummy troubles. Saturday night, the tummy troubles got much worse, and by Sunday morning, I was feeling really lousy. I asked the ex if he could take Santa for Sunday, Sunday night and Monday, and I'd pick him up this evening. That way Santa could play, and I could just rest. Which is exactly what I did...laid in bed and watched football (though admitedly I dozed through most of the games). I was even too tired/out of it to watch the Packer game last night. :yikes: Actually, I'm glad I missed it...after seeing the score, I think watching the game would've upset my stomach more.

Due to having to work today, I took it upon myself to cut my Metformin back to one pill twice a day...and I'll call my doc this morning to let her know that the higher dose is more than my body can handle...unless I can have a week or two off work and off life so my body can adjust.

I hope you all are doing well. Happy Birthday to Patty!

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
11-26-2012, 08:43 AM
The boss man has put me to work. We're draining one of the elevated tanks/water towers today for inspection. He want's me to call him when it get's down to 30 feet. I think we're suppposed to switch over to the other elevated tank at that time.

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Michelle
Sorry your body is rejecting the extra med. Hope you are feeling better today.

Mel
Yep I'm taking the rest of my vacation next week. I'm so ready for it.

Laura
Sounds like you were busy the past week en.

Patty
Happy Birthday. May you have many more happy and healthy days ahead.

annie175
11-26-2012, 08:52 AM
Back to the grindstone!!

December 1st is this coming Saturday, finally has arrived... Jake (Tater) and Kristin's wedding at 4:30 pm. I am gaining a wonderful DIL. I really like her. Bad side is my ex will be there, even tho we have no problems being in the same room, his GF hates my guts, for reasons I do not know or understand. She tends to make everyone uncomfortable with her terrible attitude and eye rolling. I WILL take it upon myself to corner her in the bathroom and smack the living sh*t out of her, if she causes a mess at the wedding like she did at my son's graduation from military school.

The lasagna was fabulous. I will post the recipe tomorrow as I forgot it at home. I did bring some for lunch today. I like the cream cheese in it, and kind of gives it a different flavor without the ricotta and egg. Creamier

Happy Birthday Ms. Patty! Hope you enjoy your day immensely.

MELLIE...I am with Richie on the Hallmark/Lifetime channel...if I turn it on, I don't get another thing done. I am loving the Christmas movies...this from a person who used to hate the Christmas season as the ex ruined it so many years ago. Now Curtis has made it so wonderful. He is such a good man.

SHADDIE...your garden harvest sounds wonderful. I am missing my garden now that it is only 30 degrees outside. Tonights low is 28, burrrrr. The good news is for the wedding this weekend the high is 54 and not supposed to rain/snow.

CHELLE...so sorry you had an awful time with the meds. Hopefully you will get regulated and feeling much better soon. Try to take it easy on yourself sweetie...hugs....

LAURA...yummmmmm, pumpkin roll, but there you go the whole cream cheese thing. Cream cheese makes everything AOK! haha Good for you for getting some exercise in on this past lazy holiday weekend.

ELLEN...so glad you came up for air and hope things slow down for you just a bit.

HAPPY...had to laugh at your medicine toast with DH. C and I split a tylenol PM at night sometimes. Cheers! Maybe it is a good thing that the store is closing up a little early these days, gives you less time on your feet and recovery time.

Gotta work whether I want to or not.

Loves and hugs

annie175
11-26-2012, 08:53 AM
CEEG...you sneaker inner. Hope when you drain that tower you are not doing it yourself by pan fulls...hahahahha

happy2bme
11-26-2012, 01:16 PM
Hi there chickee babes,

Store was DEAD yesterday - not even worth going in. So I called and got the ok to close up early. Took me longer to clean than anything else. I came home and took a nap :lol: I feel like I finally got caught up with sleep. Today I was looking at Cyber Monday stuff online but I really don't want or need anything. Did order some shower caps for Mom - hers are starting to stretch out and it's hard to find ones that meet her very particular standards ;) Other than that I have laundry to do. Tomorrow I get my hair done thank goodness - I am soooo in dire need of a die job :eek: I only work Wednesday and Saturday this week - nice break although business is NOT where she's thinking it could be so who knows how much longer I'll be there :shrug: Ok with me - it's not THAT much more money - and when it's 9 degrees outside, who wants to get up and go out in it?

It's sunny right now - finally stopped snowing but still deceptively cold outside. DH said it was 5 degrees when he got up, I just looked at the thermometer and it said 16 degrees. I think I need to make some hot soup!

:celebrate::bday2you::celebrate: Happy Birthday to you Patty! Hope you are able to enjoy your day. Looks like you have a busy travel schedule ahead of you - when will you have time to get ready for the holidays? Don't people at work UNDERSTAND????? Of course not :no:

Michelle - suggest you speak to your doctor - after a year of trying to tolerate Metformin he switched me to Glumetza - which is supposed to be easier on the stomach. I like it better. I still have bouts of "issues" but that is also because I am trying to deal with the acid reflux and Tums and Pepcid fix one problem and cause another. But my endochronologist said there are a couple of different meds they can try if one doesn't work for you. Sorry that you were so knocked under the bus over the weekend. Santa is going to get used to those play dates :lol:

Annie - I told DH about the cream cheese - he doesn't like ricotta either but he said it would be too creamy. I think I'd like it so I will give it a try when you post the recipe. I noticed Kraft is combining cream cheese with their shredded mozzerella cheese to give it a more smooth texture and help with the melting. I can't believe a year has passed since your son got engaged. Did you find a nice dress? Um... if ex's GF creates a scene, then he should have the good sense not to bring her to the event. I hope she doesn't ruin the wedding.

Ceejay - good luck with those tanks. That sounds scary :yikes: I hope this doesn't involve getting into them! Any special plans for your vacation time? If you're not busy you can come to my house and decorate :lol:

Oh man - DH is yelling LOUDLY on the phone with the cable tv people. Seems our bill has gone up 40 dollars with no explanation. I'm glad I'm not on the other side of the phone... I need to find those chill pills for him.

Mel - I sort of peeked at the Hallmark channel yesterday but it looked too tempting so I switched it :lol: Had to laugh at the seniors picking through the ornaments. I totally can see that. My Mom would join in too.

Oh boy - his yelling is really getting to me. I need to get out of here. I'm going to tell him to calm down then I'm going to run out of here quickly :lol: Be back later...

annie175
11-26-2012, 01:32 PM
Let me guess HAPPY, do you have AT&T Uverse? They are notorious for that. Remember I divorced the idiot ex who had no sense, so he will bring her to the wedding. He just sits there and let's it go on. Maybe they will not show up. He is also notorious for not showing up. Fingers crossed. Tell DH to calm down, his blood pressure will go through the roof. Literally. Hugs sister.

diyana
11-26-2012, 02:30 PM
I talked to my doc...rather than increasing the dose from 1 pill twice a day to two pills twice a day which caused me lots of problems, she suggested I do 2 pills in the morning and 1 at night. I was hoping I could do 1 in the morning and 2 at night so that if I had "issues" I'd be at home...but she said it would be better to increase as she suggested. Probably because I'm eating during the day (hence more meds) and not at night when I sleep. LOL I'll start the new dose with tomorrow morning. :crossed: I'm meeting with a diabetes educator today, so maybe she'll have some suggestions for how I can tolerate the meds better.

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Happy - I hope your DH gets things settled with the cable company, and is able to calm down.

Ceejay - Good luck draining the tower.

Mel - I would get totally sucked in by the Hallmark Channel and wouldn't get anything done.

Annie - I can't believe the wedding is nearly here! I hope your ex's GF doesn't cause trouble at the wedding or reception.

Oh, I forgot to mention, I took ex-DMIL to see Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 on Friday. We both loved it!! I would highly recommend it...but only if you're a Twilight fan. It stayed very true to the book...though somewhat condensed to fit into 2 hours. There were a couple twists that made things exciting. And if you're not a Twilight fan...save your money...the guys are hot, but the acting is just ok. And if you're not into the books, you won't find the movies that great. But again, for a Twi-hard like me and my DMIL...it was outstanding!! And I will see it again and eventually add the DVD to complete my Twilight series. :rofl:

Laura705
11-26-2012, 05:37 PM
Quick Happy Birthday post for Patty. Have a good bday (what's left of it) & a great year to follow!

:hb:

ceejay52
11-26-2012, 06:55 PM
Afternoon
Had a laugh at all the comments on draining the water tower. They turned the valve off that lets water into the tank, turned off the other tank and let the customers use it. They drained about 10 foot of water into the sewer system. No big deal. Just a headache for me. The other tank operates a bit differently than the main one.

Annie
I hope the ex dh's gf doesn't make a scene at the wedding. Or even bettter
hope they don't show up at all.

Happy
Oh my, due tell dh to calm down.
I

annie175
11-26-2012, 11:58 PM
Dang it, lost my post and at this hour, not doing it again. OMG I am so pi$$ed.

MELODY525
11-27-2012, 07:18 AM
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MORNING CHICKS
I THINK SOME OF HAPPY'S SNOW IS HEADED THIS WAY.
A FLAKE JUST FLEW BGY THE WINDOW.
I DID NOTHING YESTERDAY BUT LITTLE TINY JOBS.
SEWING ON A BUTTON, SHREDDING....SMALL JOBS.
CHATTED WITH JEN, HAD DINNER AND WENT TO BED WITH A BOOK.
SOMEHOW THE DAY WENT BY QUICKLY.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY:moped:



MICHELLE~ SORRY TO HEAR THE MEDS ARE AFFECTING YOU SO BADLY.
HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER DURING THE WEEK. TAKE CARE:hug:
* I HOPE THE NEW DOSAGE WORKS.
I CAN SEE WHERE IT WOULD BE NICE TO DO 2 PILLS AT NIGHT.
BUT YOU'RE RIGHT...IT'S THE DAYTIME EATING THAT NEEDS IT MORE.





CEEJAY~ GOOD LUCK WITH THE INSPECTIONS.
I AM GLAD YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO KICK BACK AND RELAX.
HAVE YOU ANY PLANS? AND HOW ARE THE UNCLES??





ANNIE....THE TIME HAS FLOWN BY!!
CAN'T BELIEVE SATURDAY IS THE BIG DAY!
I PRAY EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE.
REMEMBER TO "TAKE THE HIGH ROAD".
WILL SEND YOU CALMING THOUGHTS OUT EARLY THAT DAY!! lol




HAPPY~ MAYBE YOU CAN CATCH UP ON SOME DOWN TIME IF IT'S SLOW.
YOU CAN SIT BY THE WINDOW WITH SOME COCOA AND WATCH THE WILDLIFE GO BY!!:cofdate:
I'LL JOIN YOU IF YOU GET THE MINI MARSHMALLOWS:coffee:

diyana
11-27-2012, 08:44 AM
Good morning ladies -

I have so much to get done today...and even though I only have a couple many meetings today it's a couple meetings too many considering the work to be done and deadlines to meet. :(

I met with my diabetes educator yesterday. She went over how many carbs I should have per meal and per day, and confirmed that if I go over that amount per meal, it will increase my chances of "bad' side effects with Metformin. She also suggested that rather than start the higher dosage this morning, that I wait for a day or two until my stomach settles down more. She said that if the higher dose of Metformin is still to hard on my body, that there is an Extended Release version of Metformin, or I could try a different med all together...the one Happy mentioned in her post. She said that all the meds can cause GI problems, especially when lots of carbs are consumed. But at the same time, she cautioned that eating too few carbs can cause trouble as well, as can eating foods high in fat.

We don't have any of Happy's snow yet...thank goodness! But it was a cold 16 degrees when I left for work this morning. :brr:

Gotta run and get ready for the first meeting of the day.

A big :wave: and :hug: to all!

Much love,

ceejay52
11-27-2012, 08:56 AM
Michelle
Brrrrrrrr on the 16 degree weather. I'm not ready for that. We've had a nice fall and I want that weather to stay. Good idea on talking with the diabetes educator. My friend talks to her ins nurse. She said she was very helpful.

Mel
I checked my cell phone weather app this morning and low and behold it said there was light snow this morning. Yikes. I didn't see anything on the way to work and the system has about moved out of this area.

Annie
Boo on losing the post. I've done that before too.

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3 more work days and I'm on vacation.

happy2bme
11-27-2012, 08:56 AM
Good morning ladies,

Short post for me - I'm off to the hairdresser shortly.

Did a little bit of cyber shopping yesterday. I noticed that Paypay is making it increasingly difficult to get money into my account (bank transfer). Used to be that I once just made a request to transfer funds. Now it's some convoluted process :?:

Michelle - I was on the XR Metformin from the get go. Didn't help at all. That's interesting about the link with carbs and effects. Will have to pay attention to that. Thanks for sharing. Hope you can get your work done. Hate sitting in meetings when there's so much to do...

Mel - hope you get a few flakes - enough to go awwww but not enough to make it slippery and yucky. I will look through the cabinet when I get back for marshmallows. Will you settle instead for a shot of Amaretto or Gran Marnier instead? :coffee: ;) ;)

Happy Tuesday to the rest of the chicks. Back later... :wave:

Laura705
11-27-2012, 11:37 AM
Morning all. Back at work today - boo! And brrrr! Chilly today, but no snow.

Happy - Enjoy your hair appointment. Good for you getting some shopping done online. Bf and I bought some gift cards last night to take advantage of the store's special offer - $20 off groceries with the purchase of $100 worth of gift cards. We now have coupons for $40 off groceries, but we have to use it by 12/3. No problem spending $40, just have to remember to do it before 12/3!! Sorry your workday was so slow the other day. How long has this shop been open? Oh, did hubby get things resolved with the cable co??

Ceejay - I laughed too re the image of you emptying the tank bucket by bucket! :rofl: Glad it's not really like that. Countdown is on!! Only 3 more days 'til vacation!! :) :) My next vacation day is a week from Friday.

Michelle - I'm sorry the meds caused you problems. I hope the new dosage works better for you. I'm glad you had an expert to talk with about other med options if it comes to that. I suppose a daily meal plan becomes more important than ever now that you're taking this med. I'm glad you and DMIL got to see the final installment of the Twilight series and that you enjoyed it. :)

Mel - Like Happy said - hope you get just enough snow to make it pretty and nothing more! Mmmm, cocoa! I was so tempted to make a mug of it for myself yesterday after Coal's walk. Come on by and I'll make you some from scratch! :coffee2: :D Like that C&H graphic!! And the snow graphic - not ready for more of the real thing, but I'll enjoy it virtually, haha. :D Too funny about the seniors picking through the cast-off ornaments and your comment that beggars can be choosers, heehee. Loved that!

Annie - Wow, that went quick - the wedding's this weekend!!!! I hope the weather's nice like it's forecast to be and that the ex's gf keeps her trap shut and plasters a happy expression on her face for the duration of the day. Glad the cream cheese lasagna turned out well. I haven't made lasagna in quite a while - need to do that, bf likes my lasagna. I totally agree - cream cheese makes just about anything better. That or butter!

Patty - Sounds like you had a nice amount of family time over the long weekend. :) Too bad you worked on your bday! I'm fortunate (spoiled?) that with my bday being 7/5, I almost always have it off because of the FOJ holiday, or I make a point of tacking it onto the holiday.

Hellos to Shad, Ellen and Mary. :wave:

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Well, back at work and not raring to go quite yet. I'm a bit sore, and that doesn't help.

Bf and I watched a bunch of movies over the weekend. One I already mentioned was "Hot Fuzz". Another was "Carnage", with Jody Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz & Kate Winslet - they play parents who get together to discuss the playground conflict of their sons. Great characters, and it was very funny as the story went on and tensions rose. We also caught most of the movie "Goldfinger" on cable - what a classic Bond movie. We also realized we'd never seen the Bond movie previous to this new one - "Quantum of Solace", so we got that dvd from the library and watched that on Sunday. Yesterday we had lunch with bf's mum and then went to see "Skyfall" together. Wow, that was a really good Bond movie. Pretty long, but well worth it. Good story line with a lot of M in it, and Javier Bardem was a great villain!

I did the "Aerobics Essentials" class yesterday morning. Like the "Step Essentials" class, it's low on interesting choreography and newer music...booooring... but if you put your energy into it, you get a good workout. There was some strength work at the end and I used 5-pound dumbbells for that, so I'm sore. (As the only student in the class under 50 -possibly 60 - I felt like I had to keep up with the seniors, LOL) Oh, and my chest is sore from the push-ups done on the ballet bar (barre?). The instructor didn't just do straight sets, but did some where you went slooooowly. So it wasn't exciting, but it was a good workout. I did a circuit class on Saturday, so two workouts over the long weekend was a good thing. (I also got in FIVE dogwalks over the long weekend, starting with Wed. after work.)

I joined the gym near the house last night - it's about 3/4 of a mile away from home, so I hope to get over there on a regular basis. They have a lot of cardio machines, so I hope to do my machine-hopping cardio workout to alleviate boredom. Or maybe I'll be satisfied on one machine if I'm busy catching up on my podcasts.

Long post, many interruptions. Better finish this now before I lose it! Have a great day everyone!

Laura705
11-27-2012, 12:04 PM
PS - Happy - I like your new avatar!

Also - The new puppy next door got into our yard on Sunday (twice - dug under the fence) and he and Coal were playing. So cute! See attached photos.

annie175
11-27-2012, 01:51 PM
Laura...how stinkin' cute...looks like a Jack Russell

annie175
11-27-2012, 02:56 PM
Check this out...you can see your home in a snow globe!

http://www.draftfcb.com/holiday2011/ (http://www.draftfcb.com/holiday2011/)

Shad
11-27-2012, 09:41 PM
Nearly lunchtime so I thought I might take a few minutes and join in the fun.
Nothing new here. I have got some work to do - that I can do - and it will keep me going for a while. Then there is general stupidity that never stops and I feel like beating some folks around the ears from time to time. But all in all it isn't a bad week - so far. And it is Wednesday.

Michelle - sorry to hear of the problems with medication. Always a hazzle. It might make you better if it doesn't kill you first!.

Annie - Rotten site, eating your post like that. It really hacks me off when that happens - usually it is something stupid that I have done, but I still get mad

Ceejay - by the bucket load??? Oh right. Good luck with that. Did I miss where you are off to for your holiday?

Happy - It's awful when the place of work is not busy. I just hate having to try to find myself some work. Did DH calm down or are you visiting him in jail or hospital?

Laura - sounds like movie world at your place. Haven't seen many James Bond movies since Sean Connery and Roger Moore days. The phones of the dogs are so cute. I do love doggies.

Mel - Snow. Not coming over your way then. Dang it all. Too cold for this hothouse tomato.

Anyway, better go see what the hothead down the hallway is up to. He goes off half baked and then wonders why things don't work.

ceejay52
11-27-2012, 10:01 PM
Shad
My vacation should start Thursday but I've gotten conned into working Friday from my co-worker. I'm putting a note in her box tomorrow stating that I'm on vacation until December 9. She'll try her best to get out of it.
Not going any where, but to Paragould for Saturday and Sunday. My doors will be locked and the phone will not be answered.

Laura
The pictures of the dogs are cute. What a nice friend for Coal! I love James Bond. Sean Connery was my favorite Bond. I'm not to happy with the new Bond movies nor the Sherlock Holmes.

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Around 2.30 p.m. this afternoon the boss called me and told me they were through washing out the tank and that he was going to open up the valve for the water to go back into it. They wanted it filled to 30 feet. It was at 26 feet when I left so my co-worker is finishing that part. The tank holds 38 feet of water but our limit is 37 feet They'll pull a sample and take it to a lab. My guess is Paragould, any way that's usually where they take it.

ceejay52
11-27-2012, 10:06 PM
Annie
Sigh, it put my neighbors address instead of mine. But that's neat.

MELODY525
11-28-2012, 07:25 AM
LAST NIGHT WE STARTED TO LOSE SOME HOT WATER.
ONE OF THE BOILERS NEEDS NEW ELEMENTS.
ALREADY SPOKE TO THE PLUMBER TWICE.
HE'S ON HIS WAY. I AM GETTING DRESSED.

HAVING TUMMY ISSUES ON TOP OF EVERYTHING.

TOMORROW IS OUR SMOKE ALARM TESTING.
THE BOSS IS NOT COMING BACK TILL THEN:faint:

FRIDAY IS LOOKING QUIET....I'LL BE BACK THEN:moped:
STAY WELL AND HEALTHY TILL I GET BACK:hug:

annie175
11-28-2012, 10:16 AM
Good Hump Morning Chickees....

Kind of peaceful and quiet the last two nights...nothing really happening.

Well...Cs DDs boyfriend, the DD that rents his house from him, the boyfriend was arrested for something and his truck impounded, my guess is DUI or DWI. Anyway, his DD bailed BF out of jailed. She then tried to call him at his job and when she called they told her he had not worked there in 4 mos. What the H he had been doing is beyond any of us. Come to find out he got fired for stealing stuff then selling it on Craig's list. Needless to say, DD kicked him to the curb, but also does not want to live in Cs house anymore. So we need to find a decent renter or just sale it. He would lose his a$$ if he sales it as he only bought it two years ago. What a mess.

MELLIE...hope your tummy feels better, your smoke alarms are all working and the plumber gets your element fixed...lol.

SHADDIE...glad this week is going a bit better for you, and now it is Thursday's dawn coming upon you. When are you going home next? I liked Roger Moore as much as I liked Sean Conory in James Bond. This last Bond movie was quite good.

LAURA...good for you on joining a gym and exercising. I admire anyone that has the motivation to exercise. Blah on me.

CEEG..hope the co-worker gets the hint about vacation time. Good for you not answering the phone or door while on vacay. Enjoy your time.

CHELLE...glad you are getting your meds lined out. Diabetes should not be ignored. Feel better and don't work to awful hard.

HAPPY..do you feel like a new woman? How did the hair appt go?

Hi to Ellen and Patty

Laura705
11-28-2012, 12:36 PM
Morning all. On the one hand, glad the meeting re the software is done now (as of 10 min. ago), on the other, I'm thoroughly sick of the software, the job, and the whole corporate world. Some days, for very fleeting moments, it seems like a job shoveling $h*t would be preferable.

Sorry, I'm being negative. The positive is I have a job to complain about...

Lunchtime, I'm off to get something as I didn't pack a lunch at home today. Probably Subway. I think Wednesday is the day that turkey is the special. Otherwise I have a coupon.

Be back later.

ceejay52
11-28-2012, 01:24 PM
I don't usually make a post on Facebook but I did today. It was nothing rude but she should get the point. Plus I talked to my supervisor this morning. He's going to talk to her tomorrow. I told him that I'm obligated to work since I said yes, but I'm leaving her a note to call him instead of me if she needed anything and that I'ld be back to work on 12-9-12.
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Annie
oh me, we all have our share of troubles. But it sounds like C's DD is doing the right thing.

MELODY525
11-28-2012, 05:29 PM
http://smileys.emoticonsonly.com/emoticons/h/hospital_bed-3583.gifI couldn't even finish getting dressed this morning. My shoulders (trapezuis muscles) started pinching the nerves on both sides of my neck. Geez!!
Told the plumber he was on his own and leave me the papers in the office. Then I stuck the sign on my door and put pain patches on. What a day. They are feeling better now.
The tummy problem was the Aleve I took last night trying to prevent this mishap. Aleve ate a whole in my tummy!!!:cry: I was up half the night in pain. Guess I am on an extended "vacation". :beach:

Nothing else is new. The maint. men called and they will have to deal with the alarm men tomorrow. There is nothing to be done about it....... I will be MIA for the rest of this week.
It's also not easy to type and not move shoulders.

Hope you all have a great night.


Michelle....hope the meds work out or new ones to try. sounds like you have everything covered. good luck.





Ceejay....you blinked and missed the one fsnowlake that went flying by!!:brr: Just 3 more days??? YIOOEE!!!: encore: Good for you Ceejay!!! We will stick to our guns and remain on vacation no matter who tries to get us!!!. Have a good weekend in Paragould. You're staying over I presume??:GINGER:






Happy....I just use my debit card with paypal. So much easier.
Hope no one ever "steals" it though!!! I'll bring the tiny marshmallows!!! :scooter:





Laura....the pictures are adorable. I had a good laugh at the goggie digging his/her way into your yard. Brave pooch!! roflmao Hope you get to use the gym and so cl;ose too!! Keep up the good workl. I am a movie maniac this month too! LOL but my TV is stuck on the Hallmark channel :lol3: :lol3: Never apologize for being negative....it's called life and we all do it:rofl: :rofl: (especially me)




Shad....I was thinking of you this week. We've been steaming veggies and baking yams. YUM!! I had a smnall one for breakfast :hun: Hope Mr. Cranky Pants down the hall calmed down.
I'll get ready just incase he didn't. :rollpin:



SORRY HAVE TO USE CAPS NOW....CAN'T LEAN FORWARD ANYLONGER....................

ANNIE....I CANNOT BELIEVE HIS DD'S DRAMA! SOUNDS LIKE STUFF IN RICHIE'S FAMILY. I COULD TELL YOU SOME STORIES!!. HOPE YOU CAN FIND A GOOD & DECENT RENTER FOR THE HOUSE. I TOLD JEN JUST THE OTHER DAY I AM WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS. SEEMS LIKE DRAMA IS EVERYWHERE. WILL SEND CURTIS SOME GOOD THOUGHTS. MY HEART ACHES FOR THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR!! LOL WISH I COULD RENT IT!!:ginger:

annie175
11-28-2012, 07:46 PM
Good Grief...I have had the hiccups for the past 20 minutes with no relief in site...Thank God I am up for the duration of 3 loads of laundry. Maybe the hics will cease by the time I want to sleep....

MELLIE...dang it anyway...sorry you are under the weather and sending you good health vibes and lots of hugs.

CEEG...maybe the co-worker will get the hint or the talkin' to from boss. Most peeps do not get hints and you just have to tell them right up front.

LAURA...hope your day got much better. It must of been bad cause you NEVER post bad days at the office like that. HUGS!

Gotta get the clothes outta the dryer.

Loves.

ceejay52
11-28-2012, 09:22 PM
Annie
This may seem silly but my friend had a terrible case of the hiccups at lunch one day. She put a paper towel over her glass of tea and sipped through paper towel. It worked. I was amazed.

Mel
Ouch on the shoulders/neck. That can be painful. Hope they feel better soon.

MELODY525
11-29-2012, 07:55 AM
http://cvhog.com/Photos/sunshine_sun_0515-1011-0603-2828_SMU.jpg

I just heard the TV say the temp might jump to almost 6o degrees by Tuesday.
I can't believe it. :dance:
Maybe we'll be using suntan oil on Christmas day :hohoho:
Feeling 100% better. Had a good nights sleep.
Staying off the computer and doing nothing today:beach:

HAVE A GREAT DAY!




Annie.....my friend gets that once & awhile.
Is that from the surgery??
Hope they went away long before the wash was done:hug:
That has to be awful!!



Ceejay....almost vacation time!
You can imagine you're on a nice warm beach.
Can you hear the waves? ? http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r314/Meesharie/smileys/stamp5F20062D062D295F033345.gif

diyana
11-29-2012, 08:38 AM
Super busy at work...and at home. Boss says I have until January to improve my production, which probably means I have until my vacay to CA in 3 weeks. So minimal posting from work for me.

Landlord got a complaint from the upstairs tenant about Santa's barking when I leave for work...so landlord suggested I get another dog if that might help with his separation anxiety. I know Santa, it probably wouldn't help. So for now, I'm going to take him to the ex's every day so he can stay there with Doppler and Cooper.

Not enough hours in the day to get done all my work, divorce paperwork, etc. :faint:

Anyway, I love you all lots and I'll catch up with what's going on with you this weekend.

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
11-29-2012, 11:28 AM
Morning all. As if the morning meeting yesterday wasn't enough stress, there was drama with the admin (related to the software project, of course) right after lunch, which included a closed door session by the admin with the boss, and then the two of them w/ the sr mgr. Me sitting there in my cube, majorly annoyed. Oh well, that's over. No one ever came over to me to drag me into any of the discussions, so whatever. Of course, in my speculative little brain, I imagine everyone being told to document everything and whatever alleged transgression(s) I committed coming back to haunt me come performance review time. Bleh.

Michelle - You're superbusy as usual!! You must really really be looking forward to your upcoming CA vacay. You so deserve it. :) It's another thing for you to do now morning and night, but it's probably best for Santa to be with his doggy friends during the day. :)

Mel - I'm so glad you're feeling better today. :yes: But I say keep the sign posted and the door locked and have another day of rest!!! I'm happy about the warmup in temps we're going to get. Sunday might be the day we put up our outdoor Christmas decorations. :sunny: :sunny: :sunny: Thank you for mentioning the yams because it reminded me that we have a few small sweet potatoes we need to use up! ;)

Annie - Gosh, I hope your hiccups went away! I get them very rarely and very briefly, but in the back of my mind I worry about ending up like those folks who say they've had hiccups for 5 years. :yikes: Well, from my mini-rant above you can tell my day didn't get better...I usually can deal with the normal day-to-day BS, but when the drama gets to be too much, I just start to question why we do this to ourselves, and what a waste of time and energy it is! It's funny that before I went to the office yesterday morning I stopped at the lobby shop to buy a powerball ticket and I completely forgot all about it all day long - daydreaming of winning even a pittance of that huge jackpot might have been a nice distraction from all the crap if I'd remembered it sitting in my wallet, lol. Wow, what a horrible thing for c's dd! I hope C can find a good renter for the house so he doesn't have to sell it at a loss.

Ceejay - Sorry you got talked into working tomorrow! :mad: I'm glad you're leaving the note that makes it clear that you're totally unavailable while you're on your vacay. I hate that so many people can't truly get away from work while they're supposedly off work - nights, weekends, vacations. And they feel they can't use up their paid vacation time! Crazy.

Shad - So was the hot-head down the hall half-baked or fully-baked?:joker:

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Well, I'm at work so you know I didn't win anything in the powerball drawing, for which I bought a grand total of $4 of tickets. I matched two numbers in one set of my numbers...don't suppose that pays out.

Bf and I met his friend at the gym last night. I did 20 min./1.15 miles on the treadmill and then did a few strength machines - leg press, leg extension, torso rotation. Have to learn how to adjust the machines - each one seems to have multiple things to change, excluding the amount of weight you want! Ended up the workout with some ab crunches. Enough for me. Went home, showered, threw in a load of laundry, ate dinner, watched some telly and hit the hay.

The boss is out today for the rest of the week and possibly part of next week - family illness. I'm sort of in a lull right now as far as major projects go, so I'm cleaning up e-mail and working on some miscellaneous stuff that needs doing.

Glad you all liked the doggy/puppy photos. Bf ran into the neighbor and doggy last night and she reported she'd taken him into a little doggy bakery yesterday and he got into some mischief there so she won't be doing that again. :lol: Oh, and the reason she went was to buy something called "bully bones" because she heard that by the pup chewing on them, it hastens the loss of those sharp little puppy teeth! Too funny, but it does bring back memories of how happy we were when Coal finally started losing his! :)

That's about it. Tonight we're going to use up our $40 of free grocery money before we forget about it and miss the deadline. That's means maybe two or three bags, lol. It doesn't take much to hit $40.

TTFN!
:cofdate: ::coffee2:

happy2bme
11-29-2012, 01:24 PM
Hi there chicks,

Woke up this morning just like the rest of you (I assume) and did NOT win the 580 million dollar lottery. Oh well, what would I do with all that money anyway besides be pestered for the rest of my life by hoards of people with their hands out :shrug: :lol: I do have the next 2 days off although I might get called in to help with a technical issue. Thinking about putting up the Christmas tree although DH said if he sees it up he will start pestering me about where's his presents :rolleyes:

I did get my hair done. She did a good job. Hair has a bit of a red tone in it which DH said pops my eyes. She didn't put as many lighter highlights in it as I would have wanted but she said she followed the card my last stylist wrote. Said we can change it up next time. She gave me a good cut - better layers so it bends a bit and I can style it more. Last couple of years my hair is bone straight and won't do much of anything besides lay there. I had commented on liking the red hair but the dye really irritated my scalp - she said they have a fix for that so we can try it next time. While at the salon one of the stylists was talking about a Girl's Night Out they do here - a bunch of ladies who do home businesses or make stuff to sell. I went that night - had a nice time. Picked up a few gifts and a nice lighted centerpiece for the table - a bunch of "sticks" as DH called it with some holly berries and dried pine cones - decorated with white LED lights on a battery pack. I think it's pretty. :D I also enjoyed the complimentary glass of wine and the nibbles - cheese toast rounds, sliced steak bites with a wonderful sauce and a spinach dip. It was a nice night out.

Michelle - sounds like things are really busy for you. Just put one foot in front of the other and prioritize. When things are that scattered for me I tend to flit between one thing and another and just make things worse for myself. Sorry that Santa is lonely during the day and barking. I'm sure this is a drastic change for him and he doesn't understand. I'm glad you were able to make arrangements so that he can go back to the house and have company although that makes your day longer. Hang in there :hug:

Mel - 60 degrees???? How balmy. Enjoy it for me. We are supposed to get into the 40's but all that will do is melt some of the existing snow enough to make it sheer ice by the time it refreezes after the sun sets. I'd rather it just stay cold if it can't get warm for a few days running. We are also supposed to get some freezing rain Saturday night which does not make me happy as I am working the late shift. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better. I wonder if one of those rice type / hot pad snake things you put in the microwave for the neck and shoulders would help you. Probably not as much as a nice neck massage from a mostly naked Igor but I hear he's pretty busy this time of year :lol3: Thanks for the tip on the PayPal - I would transfer money from my checking to my PayPal account but not sure I'd want to directly link my debit card. Call me paranoid... :^: Sorry that the Aleve is bothering your tummy - I am that way with Excedrin - it's just too strong to take. I assume you always take it with food like you should. Better stick with whiskey :rofl:

Annie - hope that your hiccups finally subsided. That's a bummer with C's house. I sure hope he can find someone nice to rent the place. Not so sure I'd want to be saddled with extra real estate in this market. But he is a good guy so I hope that goodness brings him some luck here. So have you bought out the store with presents for the Lil Man yet? He will be soooo cute this year - big enough to know what's going on and so stinkin' cute with the awe of it all.

Laura - that's adorable with the pup next door digging to play with Coal. Guess tho that might not be so cute if he keeps doing it. They look like they were having a great time. Sorry the job has gotten to you - at least yesterday. Hope it's a temporary thing and passes quickly. Thanks on the comment on the avatar - it's just a picture I found tho I love chickadees. Felt it might be a bit too early to change to the holiday avatar so this is a good winter one. OMG - I got a big laugh out of you trying to keep up with the seniors in the step class and not letting any of them best you :rofl: I can so relate - felt the same way in the Zumba Gold class I took but try as I might - they kicked my butt. :lol:

Ceejay- sounds like that co-worker knows just how to wheedle their way around your good nature and trick you into getting what they want. It's a shame you have to be on guard for being a nice person. :no:

Shad - yes DH did calm down at last. I can only wonder what goes on here when I'm away :dizzy: I loved your comment about general stupidity - seems to abound all over the place. Glad it's not too horrible for you this week. Have you scheduled a trip to see the baby yet or still thinking about it?

Hellos to Ellen, Patty and Java. Have a good one kids...

MELODY525
11-29-2012, 04:46 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qNOJPmJV0pA/TS0oiGDoLvI/AAAAAAAAACQ/WH5pNv9vHFY/s1600/Senior+Bus.jpg

QUICKIE POST TONITE....GOING WITH JEN TO THE MARKET TOMORROW.
WILLY IS DRIVING AND OFFERED TO HELP OUT.
IT'S NOT OFTEN HE TAKES US SHOPPING ANYMORE.
ALSO LESS FOR JEN TO LOAD AND CHECK OUT.
SHE DOES HERS & HE'LL DO MINE.
GOT THE LIST READY AND RARING TO GO.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY.:sunny:

ceejay52
11-29-2012, 09:27 PM
Was any one else band from the forum? That was weird.
Had a good day in Jonesboro, went to the dermatologist, returned some sweaters to JCP and then got my hair cut. I'm thinking seriously about having highlights done next time.
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Happy
I'm blaming myself now for having to work tomorrow next time I'll have to be more clear to the co-worker. She probably thought that my week end was just a week end. It's a rule of thumb that we don't have to okay a request unless it's at least a two week notice. This was only a 2 day notice. She always has a family member that's sick.

Michelle
Good idea on taking Santa to the ex to be with the other dog's.

Mel
We're suppose to have the same type of weather. Last year this time we had snow according to the weather man. Have fun shopping.

Laura
Good job on the exercise. I'm getting slack again on every thing.

Shad
11-29-2012, 10:49 PM
Morning all,
Gonna get this done in bits and pieces today so that I don’t get to go another day without posting. Not that there is much to say about anything up here. The world goes round, lack of organisation reigns supreme and everyone is running about countermanding other orders. There is a mini budget coming down this week and they all seem to think that they might lose their jobs.
With some that won’t be a problem.
I’ve a weekend up here and I plan to spend some time at the fruit and veg markets in the morning and then some grocery shopping, followed by a bit of sightseeing and maybe phone calls to friends.
Other than that no plans other than exercise, rest, recreation and food!

Michelle –The most important thing here is to keep your job. If you score one in California, fine but otherwise you need to hang on to what you have. So we won’t expect you to post except on weekends as available.

Annie – OMG short time now till the wedding. Hope all those wonderful arrangements I saw on the blog are going along smoothly.
As you say what a mess with the DD. I would have thought that it would be a renters paradise over there at the moment since so many folk seem to be surrendering their houses – or is that not the case in Indiana?

Ceejay – hope you have a great weekend with the relatives and that you holiday is uninterrupted.

Mel – Boilers – old or new seem to have hiccups and cause problems from time to time. This new one I have with the Solar Water Heating makes some horrendous grumbling noises from time to time. Which reminds me I should get back on to the Solar power project thingy as well.

Laura – Dang it on the software b*lls up. And it isn’t even your fault. Doncha just love it when everything seems to go wrong at the worst possible time. Hot head down the hall is fully baked. He and his co worker I call the Hotshot and the Fusspot. The hotshot grasps the concept instantly and then doesn’t listen to the last of the instructions. The fusspot whinges and grizzles about the things that can not be changed.

Have run out of time and have to now go out to the other place. So I will post this and come back to the other bits later. Have fun

MELODY525
11-30-2012, 07:40 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKIES

NO FOOD SHOPPING TODAY. THE KIDS WENT LAST NIGHT.
RICHIE HAD WORK TODAY SO HE NEEDED COLDCUTS.
I AM GLAD CAUSE IT'S COLD AND I AM SLEEPY.
NOTHING NEW SINCE LAST NIGHT .
OH....I DID GET MY EXTRA CHECK FOR THE QUARTER ENDING IN DECEMBER. :dance:
HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE. WEEKEND IS HERE!!:encore:




CEEJAY....WERE YOU UNABLE TO LOG IN??
WONDER WHAT HAPPENED. MAYBE THEY WERE WORKING ON THE SITE.
HIGHLIGHTS SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA.
GLAD TO HEAR THE TRIP to JONESBORO WENT WELL.
ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF!




SHAD.....I WILL JOIN YOU FOR THE "exercise, rest, recreation and food! "
WELL MAYBE NOT THE RECREATION UNLESS AN ALARM GOES OFF:rofl:
IT REALLY IS A SHAME PEOPLE DON'T LISTEN TO US.
THE WORLD WOULD BE A MUCH SMOOTHER RUNNING PLACE:lol3: :lol3:
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND THERE:cb:
OUR BOILERS DON'T KNOW HOW TO "TALK" YET CAUSE THEY'RE STILL PEEING ALL OVER THE ELECTRIC ROOM FLOOR!!!!:rain: :rofl:



HAPPY....LAURA IS RIGHT...I LOVE THE AVATAR. VERY CUTE. REMINDS ME OF OLD POSTCARDS.
WE JUST HAD THE RAIN AND SLEET & SNOW. BUT IT MELTED ALREADY.
THAT NIGHT OUT SOUNDED GREAT AND YOUR HAIR DOES TOO.
I WAS LAUGHING CAUSE YESTERDAY THE GIRLS WERE TALKING ABOUT HIGHLIGHTS.
ONE WOMAN SAID I HAVE A WHOLE HEAD OF HIGHLIGHTS!!
I WOULD HAVE TO DO BROWN HIGHLIGHTS!! ROFLMAO
ENJOY THE TIME OFF AND KEEP WARM:hug:




LAURA....WAS LAUGHING AT THE NEW DOGS ANTICS.
HE WON'T BE ALLOWED IN ANY STORE SOON! :rofl: :rofl:
TOO RIGHT THAT $40 DOESN'T GO VERY FAR.
IF YOU BUY MEAT IT WILL ONLY BE ONE BAG!!!
MAYBE THE NEIGHBORHOOD SHOULD GET ON AN EXERCISE KICK AND
ALL OF YOU CAN GO ON THE SAME NIGHT! I TRIED THAT WITH THE BL.
WHEN IT FIRST CAME ON I SAID WE COULD EXERCISE IN OUR CHAIRS ALONGSIDE BOB & HIS TEAM.
ALL I GOT WAS STARES OF INCREDIBILITY:lol3: :lol3:
HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.




I THINK I AM MISSING SOME POSTS.............BE RIGHT BACK............


MICHELLE....SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT SANTA & THE JOB.
MAKE THE JOB YOUR FIRST OBLIGATION AND DON'T THINK ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE:hug:
HOPE THE DOG IS HAPPY AT THE HOUSE.

ceejay52
11-30-2012, 09:08 AM
Morning
At work today for the co-worker. I made up my mind yesterday that today will be a do nothing day except for the have too's. I'm prepared with my answer of no if she calls during the rest of my time off. Boss told me that when he get's the call from the lab in Paragould that I'll finish filling up the water tower.

Mel
Glad to hear that you didn't have to go grocery shopping. It's nice to have Jen and Richie to go for you.

More later.

happy2bme
11-30-2012, 12:14 PM
Hi ladies,

Not going to sit on the computer today. Thinking I might get the tree up and I have alot to clear in order to get that done. So quick post for me.

Ceejay - I know what you mean about being a nice person and caving in on the work schedule. I did the same thing myself - now kicking myself that I inconvienienced myself to make it easier for others. I have to stop and think before I open my mouth. :rolleyes:

Annie - have a WONDERFUL time at DS and DIL's wedding - I'm sure you will.

Shad - hope you get something tasty to eat at the markets.

Mel - actually I do get brown highlights but the dark ones are called LOWlights :rofl: glad the freezing stuff didn't stick around.

:wave: to the rest of the chicks. Gotta get busy. Have a good weekend ladies.

Laura705
11-30-2012, 02:15 PM
Happy Friday Worldlies! Happy Weekend to you Shad! ;)

Happy - Glad you like the shade of your color, hopefully next time they get it just right. I used to get highlights and lowlights. Aside from deciding it really wasn't "me", I hated how long it took to do all those foils! Hope you enjoy getting the tree up & decorated. I don't like it until after getting it down from the attic and into the stand. It's pre-lit, so we can go right on to the best part - hanging the ornaments. :)

Ceejay - Hope this last day of work before your vacation is mellow and goes by quickly! (Can those both happen together? Hmmm.)

Mel - Glad you didn't have to go shopping - much better to stay home and stay warm! Yay for paychecks - today is payday for me! :D:D As for exercising with neighbors...no thanks, don't need to have them see me fumbling with the equipment at the gym, LOL. It's bad enough they see me walking or cycling to the train station every weekday - I don't like people feeling like they know my schedule while they get to remain anonymous, haha.

Shad - Hotshot and Fusspot - love it!! :lol3: Hope the new budget doesn't cause any meltdowns there. Enjoy your weekend - exercise, rest, recreation and food. That about sums it up, though I might change the order... food would never be last, lol.

Annie - Best wishes to your son and his bride-to-be as they tie the knot! I hope everything goes smoothly tomorrow and you have a wonderful time! :)

Michelle - Hang in there, it's almost the weekend. Hope work doesn't spill into it too much and that you get some relaxation time for yourself. :)

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies! :wave:
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Nothing much to report. I was a bit sore yesterday from the previous night's gym workout and therefore fatigued. I wasn't up for much after work beyond going to the market to use our $40 grocery money coupons. Of course we spent about $30 above and beyond that - there's always some items that aren't on the shopping list that end up in the cart. :rolleyes: One of those items was a box of Good Earth Chai tea bags. Tried it this morning. Meh. The spice blend isn't right for me. Sigh, only 17 more tea bags to use up. I'll see if sprinkling a bit of my chai spice blend into it will tone it down.

Tomorrow night's the book club/ornament exchange. I need to wrap my ornament and figure out a snack to bring. I might make a batch of brownies.

On Sunday bf's mum is coming over for dinner. I believe we're going to have a ham that bf's mum had given us a while back and has been sitting in the freezer. I sure hope it was properly wrapped...

That's about it for me. C'mon weekend!!

ceejay52
11-30-2012, 05:47 PM
Annie
Best wishes to your son and new daughter in law tomorrow. Have fun at the wedding.

Laura
Yum on the brownies which are my favorite dessert. Can't eat chocolate like I used to though.

Shad
Hope the mini budget isn't to bad and no one loses their jobs.
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The boss called me today at 3 p.m. and told me to switch back to the main tank. We passed inspection. 2 more hours and I'm home free. It's vacation time.:dance: It's my week end to go to the uncles so I think I'll pack my over night bag tonight and that way I can sleep a little longer in the morning.

MELODY525
12-01-2012, 06:39 AM
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HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE.

I HAD A LOVELY FRIDAY.
EVERYTHING WAS QUIET FOR THE MOST PART.
SPENT TIME WITH JEN.
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO REPORT. BORING DAY :rofl: :rofl:
HAVE A GREAT DAY.:moped:




CEEJAY~ GOOD FOR YOU HAVING THE "NO" ANSWER READY.
IT'S YOUR VACATION....HOLD ON TO IT!!
GLAD TO HEAR THE WATER TANK GOT AN APPROVAL!! GOOD JOB.
SAFE TRAVELS TO THE UNCLES.
HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME.:hug:




HAPPY~ GOOD IDEA NOT SITTING HERE WASTING TIME.
SO DID THE TREE GET UP & DECORATE ITSELF :tree:
DID DH GO SEARCHING FOR HIS PRESENTS???
I WATCHED A MAN ON TV WALKING AROUND WITH TURKEYS HE RAISED.
MADE ME THINK OF YOU & DH!!




LAURA...CRACKED UP ABOUT THE NEIGHBORS.
I WISH I COULD BE ANONYMOUS TOO. WE THINK ALIKE. LOL
I SEE TYHE SEARCH FOR GOOD TEAS GOES ON.
I MUST HAVE TRIED A TON OF TEA & GAVE THEM AWAY.
FOR SOME REASON THEY'RE ALL BITTER TO ME.
HAPPY HUNTING & HOPE YOU'RE NOT SORE TODAY!

ceejay52
12-01-2012, 09:17 AM
Mel
You are up early this morning. Glad your day was quiet yesterday. Mine was too. Getting ready to go to my uncles.

Happy
I'm going to put out a few decorations on Monday.

Laura
Think I'm going to the gym next week.
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Ugh I saw a mouse last night. I dislike those creatures.

Made an appointment yesterday to get my eyes checked on December 13.

MELODY525
12-01-2012, 10:13 AM
THIS WAY TO THE WORLDLY CHICKS DECEMBER THREAD:

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/support-groups/270840-its-worldy-chicks-winter-wonderland.html#post4544492

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