Support Groups - The Worldly Chicks Celebrate Another Year Together - Happy 2013!




happy2bme
01-01-2013, 01:18 AM
Oh boy - just caught myself in time entering the wrong year :^:

Happy New Year fine ladies. We've had some ups and downs in 2012 but I'm sure we all cherish the love and support we have with each other. Nothing we can't overcome and if we're ever in doubt ... we're also an opinionated lot who are always willing to lend some support and advice ;)

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Looking forward to another year of our friendship and support. Now ... off to bed with you all - except Shad who's looking for a nice salad for lunch about now.


happy2bme
01-01-2013, 01:30 AM
Guess I need one more post to bump this ahead of the old thread. I'm going to "sleep on it" and think about my 2013 goals and will report back in the morning.

ceejay52
01-01-2013, 09:19 AM
Every one must be sleeping late and ringing in the New Year. I have to work today so I didn't stay up.
As expected the light office got to go home 45 minutes early. They usually go home earlier than that. But the phone wasn't that bad.

Happy New Year every one.

Happy
Thanks for getting us started in the new year.


MELODY525
01-01-2013, 09:25 AM
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HAPPY NEW YEARS DAY EVERYONE!!


I WILL READ POSTS FROM LAST YEAR WHEN I CAN FOCUS.
TODAY IS MUCH BETTER DAY THAN YESTERDAY!!
WE CELEBRATED WITH CHINESE FOOD & SAID GOOD NIGHT LONG BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
I THINK I WAS ASLEEP BEFORE 10.
IN FEBRUARY IT WILL BE THE CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION OF THE WATER SNAKE....ALSO CALLED THE BLACK SNAKE.
I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE NEW YEAR HAS IN STORE FOR ALL OF US. HOPE ITS ALL GOOD!!!
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.

MELODY525
01-01-2013, 10:02 AM
I had some coffee and can see & think straight. :rofl:
Nothing is new here. Even the alarms were quiet.
Only one medical and 2 smoke.
The seniors must be all sleeping on this cloudy Holiday.
I have to go to the office tomorrow.
I need to photocopy my $1.29 raise for Social Security.
Can't wait to see the havoc & investigation this causes:lol3:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW DAY!!




Shad....was going to surprise you with a call too.
Good thing i didn't!! I couldn't sit up straight to save my soul.
Just as well..... you got so much done before moving into the second home....Brisbane airport...ROFLMAO!!! HA!!!
Cracked me up. Hope this week is a good one at the job.
YES send me pics of the darling GC!!!
Jen likes the angel wings and I liked them all.
Does the hand belong to DS1 ???


FYI: THERE IS A PROGRAM CALLED SOPHIA THE FIRST. SOMETHING ABOUT A PRINCESS.
I JUST SAW A COMMERCIAL FOR THE CARTOON PROGRAM LAST NIGHT.
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Happy.....thanks so much for the new thread.
We are wishing you a wonderful year too.
Hope it brings good health to both you and the DH:hug:
tHE BALL DROPPED IN NYC WITHOUT ME....OR THE KIDS!! ROFLMAO
I liked that you got dressed up and celebrated with hubby.
Very cute if I do say so myself!! :cheers:
Just the thought of going out in slinky clothes made me shiver!!!
I had a Pepsi neat with Richie & Jen had iced tea:xcheer:




Ceejay......how was work on New Years eve???
Hope it was quiet.
Did any drunks call??? :lol3:
Hope the weather down your way has been better than it was.
For awhile there I thought you guys would be snowed under like the north!
How are the Uncles & Aunt doing?? Have a great week.




Annie....sorry to see all that snow dumped in your area.
It's only January first too!!! There must be more out there.
You will need an outhouse for Sassy...think I said that already! :rofl:
I will send you a plow for the NEW year!!



:coffee: Hotcup! Happy New years to you & the new hubby!!
Glad you stopped by to say hello.
Hope this is a good year for the MS too. Thinking of you :hug:




Michelle....best to get the stuff out of there & cut the ties. Good idea.
Wishing you all the best this new year.
Glad you went out west and had a good time!!!



PATTY & ELLEN....WISHING YOU BOTH THE BEST FOR 2013.
HOPE YOU BOTH FIND THE TRAIL OF BREADCRUMBS THAT I LEFT FOR YOU GALS TO FOLLOW US HERE!! :hug:

Laura705
01-01-2013, 11:13 AM
Morning all. Happy New Year to us all!

Bright and sunny here right now, and of course it's very cold out - 14 degrees! But I think it'll pop back up again to near 30 tomorrow.

Happy - Thanks for starting up our new thread. Ah, goals. I'll have to give that some thought as well.

Ceejay - Glad it's been quiet at work for you, and I hope it stays that way!! How's your shoulder feeling?

Mel - The year of the snake? :fr: But Chinese food sounds like a yummy way to ring in the new year. In fact we should get over to our favorite local place soon because I'd like them to sell me another container of oo long tea. They sold bf a container of the loose tea a while ago and it lasted me a long time, but I finally used the last of it a couple months ago. I suppose it's too much to ask that Soc. Sec. handle anything quickly and efficiently, but it would be nice if they were to surprise you. :D Hope the vertigo has eased up!!! I like your new avatar. :)

Shad - Hope all is well so far in Darwin and that the termites aren't taking over back in your first home. Sometimes it just seems like a losing battle trying to keep up the house and property against critters and weeds and the elements. Love the pic of you and the sproglet!! Too cute!

Annie - Wow, winter just started and you've already gotten so much snow! I hope Mother Nature leaves Indy alone for a while. We were by Aldi the other day, but the produce store right next to it had the avocados for 37 cents, so I got them there. How's the li'l guy today? Poor thing. Wow, you got your decorations down quickly. We always leave ours up at least until after New Year. But now I will gradually undecorate, and will probably tackle the tree this weekend. Never did get my bag of donations off to the Salv. Army. Sigh. Enjoy the time with your dad today.

Happy - The meatballs and soup sound wonderful. Did you get your discount the other day? How annoying that your would have to go back to the store to get it. Sounds like you make your NYE very special. You're right, it's a real PITA to put on dressy clothes and have to go out and freeze in the bitter cold. Nice to just stay warm and cozy indoors.

Ellen - Hope the sinuses are feeling better. Bf might have a polyp that gives him fits when he gets a cold or a lot of congestion. He's also not too keen on surgery for it. How was your NYE? Did you stay to see the band that came on after dh's??

Michelle - Welcome back home. :) Glad you enjoyed your time in CA. Seeing family and the warmer weather must have been a welcome change for you. Hope you can get some rest today for your lungs' sake.

Hellos to Patty & Java!!
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Yesterday bf and I went to the museum of science and industry to use the tickets for the Omnimax theater that I'd won at work - they expired yesterday! Traffic was light, so getting there was no problem. We opted to park on the street a couple blocks away to save the $20 parking fee. Before that we'd gone to a soul food restaurant in the vicinity for lunch - bf had jerk chicken and I had oxtail, both of us had beans and rice for a side, as well as dressing for me and mac n cheese for him. Yummy.

The museum was fun - hadn't been there in forever so of course there were all sorts of new exhibits as well as some old favorites. I have to say I was glad to sit down when we finally went to see the movie in the Omnimax theater. Just not accustomed to being on my feet for long periods anymore.

I was whooped by the time we got home and after I'd taken doggy for a long walk. So I told bf I prefered to stay home (bf's plans to have a few people over didn't come together). It was very low key, and we had leftover lasagna for dinner with some garlic bread. Fine for me, but after a glass of wine, I could barely stay awake until midnight!!! In fact I took a half hour nap and woke up with a few minutes to spare!!

Nothing at all planned for today - yay. I will likely watch some more Downton Abbey. I just hope it gets a little bit more weighty because if it's all just going to be about who the oldest daughter will marry before she becomes an old spinster and why the heir can't bring himself to use a valet then it's just a bit too fluffy for me, lol. Hard to believe, huh? :D

Okay, off to face the music and step on the scale. I'll leave you chicks with a fitting photo from our museum visit - baby chicks from the hatchery exhibit. :)

MELODY525
01-01-2013, 12:10 PM
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WE SAW THIS AND THOUGHT OF YOU ANNIE!!!
JEN & I ARE BROWSING THE COMPUTER FOR PICS FOR THE SENIORS WINTER SIGNS.

happy2bme
01-01-2013, 12:49 PM
Good morning girls,

Happy New Year everyone. It's bright and sunny but very cold here. I think it got down to -12 overnight but I stayed warm and snuggly in the house. I also noticed that as cold as it's been, I've been sleeping quite soundly for a change.

Last night I watched the movie Love Actually which once I downloaded it, realized I'd seen it years ago. It was cute, sort of sappy. Afterwards I had to call DH to press lots of buttons on the remotes to get me from Internet streaming back to the regular TV. :dizzy: Of course I selected the option listed as ===> Back To TV <===but that didn't work because there were 4 more not so obvious buttons one had to press to get to the actual TV signal. :rollpin: I'm sure these things were invented by men. Once he got me rolling again, I tried to watch some of the New Year's Eve late night programs (he went back upstairs to read his book). I guess I have just hit the wall when it comes to music now. The guests were teenyboppers, a totally ridiculous looking Carmen Electra trying to sing techno rap, Justin Beeber :barf::barf::barf: , Taylor (is there any man out there I haven't dated yet???) Swift singing yet another of her I sang a page out of my diary songs that all sound the same. Even groups I knew like OneRepublic were performing stuff I wasn't familiar with. I did laugh a bit on the Rockin' New Year's Eve show they had Jenny McCarthy (home town girl) co-hosting with Ryan Seacrest. Apparently some guys put their name in the hat for a chance to kiss Jenny at midnight in Times Square and the crowd or Internet voted on the winner. They showed her in a liplock at midnight with a serviceman. A few minutes later they were dancing - he was chewing away at some gum like a cow chewing his cud on speed (gum chewers are gross looking). But the funny thing was, as he turned to his side he had this HUMONGOUS - almost a 3rd head cold sore on the corner of his mouth. :yikes: I thought Oh Jen, whatduhyah think of kissing THAT? Ick, ick, ick. After that I turned off the TV, went and did an entry in my blog (which I've been very bad about updating) and then came down at 11:58 to get a smacker from DH who was then free to go to sleep. It has been a long standing fight between us since oh ... forever... to stay up until midnight for him. He is an early to bed guy like some of you, I'm the night owl. And as I told him I don't think it's too much to ask that ONCE A YEAR you stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve. Once I even told him that's what I get for marrying an old guy. He is 4 years older than me and we were about 28 and 32 at the time :rofl: So now he knows resistance is futile and watching the ball drop in NY does not count as that is an hour before midnight where we've always been. I only had one drink, I debated about a second but I was feeling it and coupled with the heater upstairs by my computer that would have knocked me out for sure. Wasn't sure what I was going to drink so I set a bottle of White Zinfandel outside on the porch to chill, never thinking it would freeze but even alchohol will freeze at -4 degrees I guess. Retrieved a frozen bottle that proceeded to uncork itself. Almost but not quite so I let it thaw and popped it in the downstairs refrigerator for another day. And that was my hot-cha-cha new years :lol:

Laura - loved the picture of the baby chicks. There is a store here that has chicks in the spring and I love to go watch them while DH is getting his man tools. :lol: What a neat thing to do to go to the museum - but you sure were pushing it on the pass expiration, weren't you? 20 bucks to park downtown???? Geez I heard it was robbery, had no idea. Especially in that part of town which isn't exactly the downtown loop area. Your soul food dinner sounded good. I love oxtail soup - that's the only way I've ever had them - in soup. Sounds like you and BF are adventurous eaters who like a variety of things. You're certainly in the right city for that!

Mel - $1.29 raise. OMG - that is pathethically sad and funny at the same time. Even more ridiculous when you compare the benefits the lawmakers are getting for just one term. :rolleyes: And they still are playing push-me pull-you, we won't play together games. And I guess the saddest part of this is as you say, you will have to jump through hoops for those who would like to deduct $50 from your check for that $1.29 increase. :no: :no: :no: What - no Frappachino to ring in the new year? Or are you off those now? I hope a little mouse sneaks into your apartment on a regular basis and drops off random 20 dollar bills for you to find :lol: Good health and happiness to you too my friend.

Ceejay - glad it was a quiet work night for you. Are you pulling a shift today too?

Guess the rest of you are sleeping in today or having a restful morning.

Since I've been home for almost a week it did not take long for me to fall back into my old habits. And that's not the best thing - staying up until 2am and DH waking me at 9 or 10. Sitting in my pjs at the computer and not getting dressed until after 1 in the afternoon. Been more hungry too since I don't have to worry about a herky jerky stomach at work but I've been nibbling and still don't want to eat a huge meal so I am staving off the weight I lost save a fluctuating pound. When I think about quitting my job, I remind myself that there is a certain structure it forces me into which I am not so good about handling myself. Although I am mindful about being more on the ball with things. I did finish my "Christmas letter" and said if I was going to get these cards done - today was the day so I can send them out tomorrow along with some packages to mail. I also updated my blog and I'm thinking I need to pull out those watercolor pencils and how to books I bought over Christmas. Might do a load of laundry too.

Have a good day off and start the new year right no matter what you do. Which I hope for you Annie does NOT involve shovelling more snow.

happy2bme
01-01-2013, 12:50 PM
That's a good one Mel :rofl: :lol3:

ceejay52
01-01-2013, 05:33 PM
Laura
My shoulder is a bit better. It's not as painful. The baby chicks brought back a lot of memories. My grandpa raised chicken. And back then he hatched them in their back bedroom. It was neat to go over to watch the babies hatch.

Happy
I didn't have the energy to stay up last night to watch the ball drop in NY. But i did decide to have pizza. That's my usual NYE meal.

Mel
The picture is so cute. That's my next project is learning how to post graphics. It' a shame that the gov. gives you grief every time you make a little extra money. Hope your day has bee quiet.


My day has been busy to a degree. Just enough to keep me from being bored. We have been getting snow in the bootheel of missouri which is just above us. It's cold and smells like snow but not one flake, yet. It's all moving toward Annie.
Laura mention my shoulder and I'm convinced it's not a pulled muscle. My bones ache. I took a mobic and it's a lot better.
My friend who owns the furniture store thinks she has a buyer for it. We'll find out for sure next week. She's had it in her mind that she wants to go back to her home town but I'm tyring to convince her that she need to be by her daughter in Jonesboro. If she moves there I'll probably retire there also. I'd feel so displaced in Missouri. She wants to retire at 62. I can't until I'm 65. I love my sis but I don't think we'd get along that well.

Shad
01-02-2013, 03:34 AM
Evening all,
It's fair bucketing down over here in the tropics. Wet season is well and truly upon us. I wanted to go out for a drink tonight but we shall see what gives when my co-drinker is ready.

Fairly normal day at work since the worst of the co-workers are not here. Yeehaa. I didn't achieve much, but you can only do so much with absolutely nothing to go on.

Like Ceejay, I didn't stay up for New Year. When you have an early morning flight, it doesn't seem like a great idea somehow. So I will have to try and celebrate Australia day which is coming up on 26th Jan.

Mel - when I looked it up, it seemed to be the year of the dragon. Yep, you are right, I am looking skee whiff at the calendar and the snake is the right one. So what does a snake bring us??
Well according to one website, this is what I should do:
2013 Predictions for those born in the Year of the Ox
Essentially, slow moving signs will do well in the year of the ox. The ox, of course, is slow moving as his/her pace matches that of the water snake. The secret for the success for those born in the year of the ox is to match their pace to that of the snake - even if that means going just a little slower and in a more roundabout way. Both relationships and business will flourish this year for the ox. Remember, however, it is a water snake year, and there are traps ahead. Take them into consideration. Move slowly!
Oh boy. Maybe I should just stick my head in the sand!
I will send over some pics for you and Jen. Just a couple at a time so I don't clog the ethernet. I think the hands are those of the DIL

Gotta go. Be back soon. Drinks are calling.

Shad
01-02-2013, 05:30 AM
And I have managed to lose the 2nd half of my post. Well that's it. Packing up my bat and ball. Poop.

MELODY525
01-02-2013, 07:54 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS.

NOT REALLY AWAKE YET. MUST BE THE ZYRTEC HANGOVER.
I PUT REPORTS DOWNSTAIRS. NOT MUCH TO TELL ANYWAY.
NEW YEARS DAY WAS SOOOO QUIET.
TOMORROW IS TRADER JOE'S SHOPPING TRIP.
HOPEFULLY ALL WILL GO AS PLANNED.
I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING TO SAY. TOO GROGGY.
HAVE A SUPER DAY.





HAPPY....YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH DH & STAYING AWAKE UNTIL MIDNIGHT.
REMINDED ME OF MY EX EXCEPT THE ROLES WERE REVERSED:rofl:
GLAD YOU GOT YOUR MIDNIGHT KISS!
AFTER HEARING ABOUT THE TV, I AM GLAD I WENT TO BED!!
THE INTERNET/TV CONNECTION WOULD BOGGLE MY MJND.
I WOULD HAVE TO MAKE POST-IT NOTES!!! ROFLMAO
I DID HAVE A STARBUCKS....WERE YOU PEEKING?????




CEEJAY....LOVE THE PANSY AVATAR.
THOUGHTS OF SPRING FILLED MY HEAD YESTERDAY WHEN I FIRST SAW IT.
CEEJAY....I HOPE YOU RETIRE AND LIVE WHERE YOU WILL BE THE HAPPIEST.
SO IT'S GOOD FOR YOU TO BE PLANNING & MAKING SURE.
HOPE TOO THAT YOUR FRIEND HAS A BUYER. :crossed:
GOOD LUCK TO HER.




SHAD.....I FORGET WHAT YEAR I WAS BORN IN...NOT OX I THINK.
ANYWAY.....MINE BETTER SAY NO HOSPITALS THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EVEN WITH AN EMPTY JOB, AT LEAST IT WAS QUIET.
WHEN IT'S TIME TO BUILD THE ARK LET ME KNOW.
I CAN JUST SEE THE MONSOONS NOW!!!
DID YOU GET THE DRINK??? LITTLE UMBRELLAS???

annie175
01-02-2013, 08:25 AM
Here we are in the new year....it is Monday/Wednesday, thank GOD as I couldn't do more than 3 days more.

MELLIE....love love love the squirrel/nuts pix. Exactly how I feel. The news said it was 9 deg outside but my car thermometer said 7. By golly, I want my two other degrees. I actually wore a coat to work today...burr. Sassy didn't take long at all to go out and do her business. Glad the alarms were quiet. Zyrtec hangover...I am having a vicoden hangover. Had to finally break down and take one for my back/shoulder/arm pain. I think it did the trick as all are feeling good today. In the past two weeks we have had 15.5 feet of snow. I have shoveled at least that much or more. I think I am talking in circles as all of this sounds so much like random thoughts that are popping into my head. lol

SHADDIE...sorry you lost your post, I just hate that. Hi ho hi ho off to work you go...hope it is a little better this year for you. I am the year of the RAT. Now that is just gross. Why didn't they pick cuter, sweeter animals?

CEEG...you are right...we got the snow you smelled. I am so over this winterwonderlandcrap....yes all one word spoken with teeth gritted. lol These days...65 is young and early to get to retire. Lucky you!!

HAPPY...I had to laugh about DH staying up till midnight to get a smacker. haha. Let him go to sleep, set the alarm for him at midnight to wake up for the kiss and go back to sleep. C and I pretended it was midnight at 7:30 pm, locked lips, he went to bed as he had to work NYs. Lil man went to bed at 9:00, Sass and I watched the ball drop.

CHELLE...back to work for you sister...hope all the work woes are gone and it is smooth sailing. xoxo

LAURA...awwww the baby chicks...I remember a few Easters when I was a kid getting a baby chick. Of course they died before the month was over. After the second one died the next year I told my momma to tell the Easter bunny to quit bringing me chicks cause they just die anyway...lol. Your NYE sound as uneventful and peaceful as mine was.

ELLEN...Happy New Year to you and the kidlets. Lil man bout wore me out. I don't know how you do it with 3 kidlets all the time. May the force be with you.

Happy New Year to Everyone!!

Loves and hugs

ceejay52
01-02-2013, 09:56 AM
Morning
I'm feeling my age this morning. Sigh

Annie
I feel for you on the pain in the shoulder, back, arm. Sorry you are getting all that snow. I'd be tired of it too.

Mel
I'm planning on retiring at 65 if they keep this retirement age when I get there in a couple of years. Glad you had a good day yesterday.

More later

diyana
01-02-2013, 10:59 AM
Hi ladies -

Happy New Year to all of you!! I had a quiet NYE, just relaxed and watched TV with Santa. Yesterday, I went over to the house and brought a load of stuff from the basement back to my place. I don't know what I'm going to do if I end up living in a studio apartment or cottage in CA. :yikes: Oh well, I've got months to go through stuff before the move out west. After bringing stuff over yesterday, I was exhausted and coughing a lot from the lingering bronchitis, so my ex suggested I leave Santa with him for the night so that I could sleep a lot...which I did.

Sorry I'm so far behind on personals. I hope you're all doing well and that this new year brings us all good health, happiness and prosperity. :)

Laura705
01-02-2013, 11:20 AM
Morning all.

Mel - Loved the squirrel/nuts graphic! Feels like a Monday, so thanks for mentioning your Thursday Trader Joe's shopping trip tomorrow - ah yes, it'll be Thursday already!! Whoohoo!! Have a good shopping trip. We're starting to run out of everything, so a shopping trip is in order for us too.

Ceejay - Yeh, I hope they don't "move the cheese" on us the closer we get to retirement age. Pizza sounded like a good way to ring in the new year.

Annie - Brrr, that's cold!! And all that snow - but not 15.5 FEET, right?? 15.5 inches is (more than) enough, no need to exaggerate, heehee. Glad the vicodin helped. Looks like many of you Worldlies had personal experiences with baby chicks. Not me - this city girl had to go to the museum to see them up close and personal, haha. And I suppose the farm in the zoo probably had exhibits like that too...:moo::ink::chicken:

Shad - Sorry you lost part of your post! How irritating. Speaking of...at least that irritating co-worker isn't in the office. Count your blessings, no matter how small! I'll have to check out my Chinese horoscope. I was born in the year of the dragon. Stay dry! :rain:

Happy - I though Love Actually was a nice movie, though part of it was sort of sad - the woman who felt she couldn't have a relationship because she had to take care of her brother... I watched a few minutes of the Dick Clark NYE thing, but it was just too obnoxious - McCarthy, the music, etc. I do agree we all need the structure in our lives or we get caught up in the minutiae - tv, internet, etc. But it seems like another type of job is in order - all that time on your feet is a killer.

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies!! :wave:
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Nothing much to report. Yesterday was ho-hum. Did a couple loads of laundry, took a dog walk. Watched the rest of season 1 of Downton Abbey. I put in a hold request for season 2 and I'm in position 10 and it looks like the library has 3 copies, so methinks it'll be a few weeks yet. Season 3 starts this Sunday on our local PBS station, but I've put a hold request in at the library for that too (I'm position 4 on that one). It's still on order, so hopefully I'll finish season 2 before I season 3 is ready for me. I might just dvr season 3 on PBS and let the episodes sit there until I finish season 2.

The scale showed me up a pound this morning, so that's not too bad. Back to the routine of tracking and bringing brown bag lunches and snacks to work. I have two more exercise classes on my punch card to finish by the 6th, so that'll be a class tonight or tomorrow night and one on Saturday.

That's about it for me. Everyone have a great day!

Laura705
01-02-2013, 12:03 PM
Michelle - You must have snuck in on me! I'm glad you slept a lot yesterday - I'm sure you need it after being on the go since you got back home. Re all the stuff - after bf and I got home from a party on Saturday night, he rambled on at length about getting our basement and home office cleaned up. I'm not sure what sparked the rant - wanting a nice "man cave" sort of room like the family room at the house where the party was at, or seeing our friends who have a condo totally overloaded with way too much stuff (bordering on hoarderdome). Of course he's right that we need to get it all cleaned up, so I will see if he's still enthused about it come this weekend... c'mon we can do it!! Shall we make it a resolution? :D

happy2bme
01-02-2013, 02:13 PM
Hi kids,

It's snowing like the dickens outside but of course the weather channel talks nothing of accumulation, only that "some nearby locations are reporting snow". This means we could get a bit, could get alot. Wait and see :shrug: Today I have things to prepare for the post office - will take them tomorrow as well as stopping at the laundromat and using their big washers to freshen up some fluffy bedding. Other than that, it's a quiet day here. Was reading your posts today and you guys are particularly witty this morning :lol:

Laura - I totally understand the BF rant - been there myself. I suspect it has much to do with what he's seen the last few days. And probably alot to do with coveting his own man cave ;) DH goes into frenzy mode like that some times, I just hold my breath, lay low and pray for it to pass quickly. :crossed: I saw the ads for I suppose season 3 of Downtown Abbey - looks like it has a great cast in it. Hope you get season 2 before the new one starts so you can catch up. You did quite well to get through all the parties and holiday with only a tiny gain. That one pound can be easily erased by some clean eating, a bottle of water and 2 days worth of walks back and forth to the train. Have you seen the movie New Year's Eve? That's the one I wanted to watch but apparently they have not released it for rental yet and if I'm going to buy the movie, I'd prefer to have the DVD although I suppose keeping it "on the cloud" is a less clutter approach.

Michelle - glad you got some rest. I guess I tend to agree with the others, maybe it is best if you just cut the ties with the ex, get your stuff out and move forward. And since you are planning on moving cross country, your current apt is a good gauge of max capacity of stuff to take with in a small truck or a U-haul. I'm thinking of what they do on some of the tv shows when they renovate a house or room. Everything goes in the yard so to say. They mark off an area - or lay a blanket and the people only get to keep what fits on the blanket. Makes you think about what you really want to keep. Is there any way you can move to CA earlier, even if it means rooming with someone until you can get settled in? Sometimes it's hard to let go and I imagine when the new/old GF moves in next month, things will shift a bit anyway.

Ceejay - plan to retire at 65 and also make plans if something happens that you have to do things earlier. Think carefully about where you want to settle as once you retire, not so easy to pick up and move again, especially when finances may be diminished. And give some thought about the people you want to be around - if you and your sister may drive each other nuts, maybe you'd be better off in an area you like more with other friends or family.

Annie - 15 FEET of snow???? I had to read that 3 times. I'm sure it feels that way if you keep reshoveling drifts that return over and over. Glad you got some of the aches and pains to go away. But the intense cold just makes it worse - we tense up when we're cold. At least I do - hunched shoulders and that brrrrrrrrrrrr - just go hand in hand :lol: If I woke DH at midnight, he'd be crabbing that I woke him and he would not be able to go back to sleep. I am getting to the point that I wonder if I should just let the poor guy go to sleep but then I think, shoot - if he wins that battle who knows what doors I'll be opening to other things he will think he can get away with? :s: :lol3: Seeing the baby chicks at the store - especially the weak ones that you know won't make it to adulthood, makes me glad that they have given up on the idea of giving kids baby bunnies and chicks at Easter. Especially us city kids who didn't know what to do besides kid handle and scare the poor things. I am a bleeding heart when it comes to animals. DH just came in with the mail and there is a special package for me. Thank you SO MUCH - can't wait to try them :hug:

Mel - I didn't know for sure but I suspected (and you confirmed) that your affair with Starbucks continues. :lol: Just a fleeting kiss - enough to cherish but not enough to do great harm :lol3: Have a good time shopping - get some good stuff. Don't spend that $1.29 all in one place - spread it around to several gumball machines. :^:

Shad - hope you ran through the rain, and there's nothing like a tropical downpour and got that drink you well deserved. Enjoy the relative quiet at the office before the crazies return.

:wave: to the rest of the Worldies.

Just got a call from the boss. I return to work on Friday but at a much reduced schedule more suited to my needs. That's a relief. After just a week at home, still trying to figure out what I want to do. Isn't that crazy? Sounds like she does want to keep me on for a bit and I still think it's good to get out of the house a few days, even though it's going to be very quiet at the store and the time will no doubt drag by. Will give me time to think.

Anyway, not getting anything done by sitting here so off to get productive. Have a good one ladies.

ceejay52
01-02-2013, 02:18 PM
Shad
I'm lost when it comes to the chinese calendar. I do think it's fascinating.
Did you go for the drink in the rain?

Michelle
You deserved the rest. I have a big box of stuff that I need to go through that was mom's. I may do that this week end. If I had that container out of the shed I would have a lot more room in there. One box at a time- don't over do. Feel better soon.

Laura
One of these day's I'm gonna learn how to record a show on t.v. You have been doing well with exercise.

annie175
01-02-2013, 02:47 PM
Hahahaha everyone...I did mean 15.5 INCHES of snow, and yes it feels like 15 FEET of snow. SOme drifts in the front are 2-3 FEET or higher as some of the shoveled snow got thrown on top of them....

HAPPY....glad you got your package, I do hope it works. If not, it is a good try. I saw another foot relief item in the as seen on TV section that I thought of you also, but didn't get it and I really cannot remember what it was at this point...boy am I getting old. I agree with you on making DH stay up...give him an inch he will take a mile....lol The work schedule sounds more doable than the prior one.

LAURA...ok you all have me intrigued on this Downtown Abbey thing. I will google it and see what it is all about. Do let BF get started on the basement project first, just to see how serious he is about it.

Ok gotta get busy around here.

diyana
01-02-2013, 04:59 PM
Happy - You're right...it will be nice when I am finally able to cut ties with the ex. Unfortunately, I signed a lease on my place. The lease doesn't expire until August. So if I move to CA before then I am responsible for paying the rent until they find someone to rent the place (no easy task in the winter). I'm hoping to give them notice in April, and hopefully by May or so, they'll have a renter lined up. We'll see. The ex has talked to gf, and she is okay with Santa continuing to go there during the weekdays. And I promised that I would not say or do anything to cause trouble. I will be civil and nice. Of course, I'm sure that my weekend laundry privileges will end when she moves in at the end of Feb, so I'd better start saving my quarters for the laundromat. :rofl:

I have a counseling appointment tonight...so I'm sure we'll talk about these things and other stuff. I'm really glad I'm doing counseling. It's helping a lot. Hopefully, my employee assistance program will continue to pay for it for a few more months. :crossed:

Much love and many hugs to all,

annie175
01-02-2013, 07:04 PM
CHELLE....all of this is a slow process....one day...down the long road...you will look back and think what a great thing this is for you! It is very hard to see at this time, but you will see it. My brother used to tell me this when I went through similar times...I thought he was nuts...but you know what...danged if he was right! I pray for peace and understanding for you. Good things come to those who wait....hugs sister! Happy Freakin' 2013 to you! Great things will happen for you this year!

MELODY525
01-02-2013, 08:33 PM
After a day of phone calls and a boss who threw her back out....I am ready to kill someone.

I thought all this time that the wheelchair people were doing all the paperwork. It can all take up to or over 6 months to process everything with an order this size. It's not a cheap chair. No one called the MD doctor, the state doctor or started getting the prescriptions needed for permission to spend this kind of money.

Today the wife calls and tells me her hubby found my newish-old chair in the wharehouse, it's ready to be returned and no one started the paper work! WTF!!! I laid a guit trip on her and said FOR CHRIST SAKE THESE CHAIRS ARE MY FOOKING LEGS. WHAT IS EVERYONE THINKING??
I went on a small rant while she kept apologizing. I almost felt sorry for her when I hung up....NOT. And I told her hubbys company is chit now and WTF happened to him and his great service. Then threatened to take my big insurance business elsewhere and they better do right by me or I am going to refuse delivery of the new chair when it comes if EVFERYTHING is not 100% RIGHT.
And I do have that right. So someone is coming here on Monday to spend time observing me while transfering because my needs have changed due to my further regressions. And I have more specific needs now.
I need to begin my end of the phone work with the MD Association so I can get new batteries for my newer-old chair. I hate this frassing phone work but chit could go on & on untill the fooking summertime before it's all overwith. And I need those batteries now.
Their loaner chair is falling apart and leaking hydraulic fluid on my old carpeting today. WTF!!!
I am sitting her laughing. It can't get much worse unlesstheir chit chair t throws me on the floor before the end of the night. Lord help me please.
Jen is furious but I wanted to be mad all by myself and sent her home. LOL Not in the mood to hear her anger....IT SHOULD BE ALL ABOUT ME TONITE!!!:rofl: :rofl:

OK done with the rant. I have a lot to do tomorrow so I am posting tonite. I'll catch up with posts tomorrow. Jen & Richie are going to go to Trader Joe's over the weekend. I canceled my ride. Just cannot let another week go by wothout beginning the process and it takes hours and hours on hold and transfer calls. Cause now I have to beg for immediate (so called) help. I'll have to lie and say I got weaker overnight. They can't disprove it. So we'll see if any of these agencies have a heart tomorrow and Friday.
The best part is.....this too shall pass.
I AM WOMAN.....HEAR ME ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

annie175
01-03-2013, 08:13 AM
WOWSER Go MELLIE..............I think your cup finally flowed over and you let them have it...Good for you! May the force be with you. Bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan, cause YOU ARE WOMAN!!

MELODY525
01-03-2013, 08:15 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS.
SLEPT WELL AND READY FOR TODAY'S CALLS.
HAVE A GREAT DAY.




HAPPY.....I WILL HAVE TO WAIT TO SPEND MY $1.29 IN THE GUMBALL MACHINES.
I THINK THEY MIGHT HAVE GONE UP TOO? I REMEMBER SEEING SOME FOR 5O CENTS!! :rofl:
gLAD THE NEW SCHEDULE AT WORK SUITS YOU BETTER.
WHEN WE OPEN THE COMMUNE, REMIND ME TO ORDER A POPCORN MACHINE!!
NOW WE HAVE A PRO IN THE "FAMILY" WE CAN PUT YOU TO WORK.
THE PAY IS $1.29/HR.
YOU MIGHT STILL WANT TO SUPPLEMENT THAT. ROFLMAO



ANNIE.....OMG I CANNOT BELEIVE THE SNOWFALL & TEMPS IN YOUR AREA.
IT'S UNREAL. LIKE OUR RAIN RECORD HERE BUT SO MUCH WORSE.
I CAN ONLY HOPE YOUR WEATHER CALMS DOWN & SHOVELING STOPS FOR AWHILE.
WE'LL SEND AS MANY SUNNY THOUGHTS AS POSSIBLE OUT TO YOU.
GLAD THE VICODIN WORKED. THAT SHOVELING MUST BE KILLING YOU!!
PART 2: I THOUGHT THAT WAS A LOT OF SNOW!!
BUT WTF DO I KNOW???? ROFL MY AZZ OFF!!!!!!!!!




CEEJAY...I HEAR YA ON FEELING YOUR AGE.
DEFINITELY FEELING THAT AND MORE THIS WINTER.
HOPE THEY DO KEEP THE AGE WHEN YOU GET THERE.


LAURA.....THERE IS A CHRISTMAS EPISODE FOR SEASON 2'S ENDING.
NOT SURE IF THAT IS A SEPARATE DVD OR IS INCLUDED IN THAT SET.
USING THE DVR FOR #3 SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA.
THIS WAY YOU'LL KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON!!! LOL



MICHELLE....WATCH THOSE LUNGS. ESPECIALLY AFTER TRAVELING.
ANYTHING CAN SET THEM OFF AGAIN./ STAY WELL.

MELODY525
01-03-2013, 08:17 AM
:wave: ANNIE YOU SNEAKER INNER! THANKS AND HUGS:hug:
YOU SHOULD BE SMELLING THE BACON FRYING SOON! :lol:

diyana
01-03-2013, 08:52 AM
Mellie - Sorry about all the crazy chair hassles! I'm glad you told them off. I hope your phone calls go well today. :crossed:

Annie - Thanks for the kind words. I know that down the road, I will see that this is one of the best things that could've happened. Right now, I'm sad that my 23 year relationship will be legally and officially over in 6 weeks. I regret that I/we didn't work harder to make it work before it was too late. And I'm frustrated and angry that I feel like I'm starting over at age 50. It's like my life is some child's board game and I got sent back to the START and I need to roll a 1 or 6 to get started again. :tantrum: Oh well...I will get through this and come out the other side stronger and with a clearer sense of who I am and what I want. :) My counselor said that right now...no matter how much I want to tie up all the loose ends of my life with a bright shiny bow, the fact is I'm still in the muck. To which I replied, "Yes, I know. And this f****** muck sucks!" :rofl: But I'm not gonna let myself get stuck in this muck...I know I'll get through this and that makes me smile. :)

annie175
01-03-2013, 08:54 AM
Oh and MELLIE...I sent you a package of magazines for you, Jen and/or seniors. SHould have it this weekend or so.

Laura705
01-03-2013, 10:57 AM
Morning all. Another day, another dollar.

Happy - So how much snow did you end up getting in your little winter wonderland? Downtown here it looked like it was trying to do something for precipitation, but I don't think there will be any. Just another cloudy, gloomy day. I never saw the movie "New Year's Eve" because I heard it was awful (film critics). I'd say just don't pay a lot to see it, I'm sure you won't like it as much as "Love, Actually", however much that was. I'm glad your work schedule has been reduced to the "something that will keep me out of trouble" level. Just make sure that you have a wheely chair for the slow times. :D

Ceejay - Wonder what you'll find in that box of your mom's things?? Good to make way in the shed. I'm sort of looking forward to going through things in the basement to get rid of stuff. I wish I'd gotten a donation bag out "last year" but who knows what will happen this year with taxes - the new Congress may come in and undo what the old one just did - so it may be good that I make my donations in 2013 (and get a tax deduction). You should definitely learn to record tv shows! You will enjoy fast forwarding through the commercials, LOL! Sometimes I do miss commercials because I used to exercise during them. :shrug:

Michelle - I'm glad the counseling appointments are helping. How nice it would be to just wake up and be on the other side of all this - settled into your new life. Soon though! :hug:


Mel - Oh brother, what a freakin' mess with the new chair paperwork and the old chair battery/repairs. It's a sad thing that we have to make it our job to follow up and follow up some more to make sure what needs to happen actually gets done when it's already someone else's job and responsibility to do so. Good luck with all your phone calls today!!! Everyone better watch out today!! Yes, this too shall pass. :) PS - Cute penguins!!

Hi Annie!!!
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Nothing much to report. Didn't exercise last night, just returned some DVD's to the library. Ho hum. Tonight will be a circuit class. I will skip the movie, which they had switched to tonight this week. The selection was "This is Forty" and I'm interested in seeing it, but I can wait until it comes out on dvd. And I heard it's kind of long. Why does a comedy need to be over 2 hours long??


Okay, I'll get this posted and get back to work. Ho hum.

diyana
01-03-2013, 11:15 AM
Laura - You totally read my mind. I often (nearly all the time) think about how nice it would be to wake up and be already moved into my new place in CA, and have a great job and be settling into the new (warmer - LOL) chapter in my life. :) BTW, while I was on vacation in CA, I saw two movies: The Hobbit (excellent movie if you liked Lord of the Rings), and Parental Guidance with Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marissa Tomei - I thought it was a very cute, touching, funny movie.

happy2bme
01-03-2013, 01:28 PM
Good morning all,

Woke up this morning to alot of "barking" outside. Sometimes the turkeys cluck, sometimes they bark. Apparently they were hungry and were trying to rouse King DH out of bed to feed them. They normally stay across the yard or circle the house and sit under the bedroom window but this morning they must have been full of p*ss and vinegar because they marched right up to the deck which they have never done before and also jumped on the garage roof which is next to the house. There are tracks in the snow on the roof so we can see just where they went. They were barking like a bunch of seals so when DH went out there in his big clompy boots and "yah hey dere" ugly winter hat and got them some seed, they all quieted down. And maybe some of them smiled as much as one can smile with a hard beak and no lips. ;)

DH was SUPPOSED to go to the doctor this morning and get a heart monitor so that he could record some data when he gets these racing episodes. He is to see a specialist on Jan 25. They called this morning just as he was getting ready to leave the house and cancelled the appointment. It's been so frustrating dealing with the medical practice. I know the specialist they have him scheduled with is a good one, would have been NICE if he had some info to give him prior to the visit as this will no doubt start the clock all over again with tests and such and 3 hour round trip rides back and forth to the hospital. DH is kinda crabby today. I'm glad I'm going back to work tomorrow. I'm sure he'll be thrilled (NOT) that we have to go and run some errands today. :rolleyes:

I ordered a bunch of stuff from Bath and Body Works - soaps and such on a good price. It arrived yesterday totally frozen solid. Never seen that before. I took the paper packaging off and set the bottles back in the shipping box to thaw. Good thing I did that as both of the lotions cracked - eucalyptus spearment lotion all over everything. 2 of the soaps with shea butter in them separated into globules - looked like a lava light in a bottle ;) and those the soap separated from the moisturizing part, never to come together again. I called customer service since we aren't anywhere near their retail stores and they were very very nice. Replacements promptly shipped out. That's a place I like to do business with.

Ahh poor Mellie. I can't believe - well yes, actually I can - all the hassle with your chair. I don't understand, these places that deal with the chairs, don't they understand how important the chairs are to your mobility????? So frustrating. I hope you can cut to the chase quickly and get what you need. So you got a $1.29 raise? Ok, well I won't be complaining about my princely salary then. :dizzy: And don't eat those 50 cent giant gumballs - they are murder on the teeth - stick to the little ones :lol: And we don't need to get a popcorn machine - we can buy the unpopped stuff from the store and make our own. It's a better grade than the usual microwave popcorn. But I'm not flavoring the stuff - you'll have to be happy with butter :rofl: :corn:

Michelle - I TOTALLY get your feelings of frustration and anger at having to start all over again, particularly as you say after such a long term relationship. And you are entitled to feel that way. Nothing I can say to make that easier except that there is some reason out there that says there is a reason for this and things need to change. Perhaps there is someone in CA who is just waiting for you to land at the airport. And the only reason I say to cut ties with the ex is because things have calmed down now BUT if the GF moves in and squawks because you are over washing clothes, or your stuff is "in the way" or a reminder of you - it could stir up the pot again and I would hate to see them be mean to you and hurt you all over again. :hug: I can't help but remember how Annie was sad and then one day C walked into the store with a load of Hostess products and a wink and a smile turned into something wonderful ;) :D :val2: :cloud9: You are a good person with a big heart - someone who will be lucky to have you might be sitting at his desk right now wondering if he will ever find anyone to make him happy. You two just need to find each other and hook up. Thanks for the review on Parental Guidance - it's at the movies now, I wasn't sure if that was going to be kind of corny.

Laura - thanks for your review too on New Year's Eve. You can't rent it, only purchase it and I thought that was too much money to risk on a movie that might be meh. I wasn't sure about This is 40. I was afraid it was one of those where the best parts are the trailers. Like you, I'd wait for a rental. We didn't get much snow - it's wierd. It snows all day long and doesn't amount to anything but a light fluffy dusting that blows away in the wind. Never seen anything quite like it. Try to stay awake at work. I was talking to a friend yesterday and her young daughter is a tell it like it is kid - she said the school system was crazy making them go back to school for 2 days this week - why not just give it the whole week off? I said - get ready for real life missy - lots of folks at work today wondering the same thing :lol:

Annie - thank you - now I can't get the song "I'm a WOOOOman" out of my head :rofl:

DH just informed me he is ready to leave and run errands so if I want a ride I need to be ready in 10 minutes. Catch up later...

diyana
01-03-2013, 01:45 PM
Happy - I hope your DH can get his monitor thing set up soon. How frustrating for them to cancel the appointment! Also a bummer about your bath products freezing! I'm glad they'll be replacing them. Thanks for the kind words....I know this kind of stuff happens for a reason....and I'm glad to be moving back to CA. I will definitely have my stuff out before GF moves in, and I won't be washing clothes there after she moves in either. The only thing I wasn't sure about was whether they'd still be ok with me dropping Santa off every day...and my ex said he discussed it with her and she's okay with that. I hope you get all your errands done. I loved the story about the bold, hungry turkeys. :rofl:

ceejay52
01-03-2013, 02:18 PM
Mel
:bravo: on speaking your peace.

Happy
Too funny about the turkey. I knew that ducks barked but not the turkey. Can you get a refund on the things from Bath and Body works?

Michelle
Hugs.

Laura
I know of some things in mom's box of stuff and I hate to get rid of it. I'm also thinking of this final move in a couple of years.


Annie
How are you today? Still shoveling snow or has it all melted?

Shad
Hi :wave:

---------
Not in a mood to do to much today. I need to do my laundry and get ready to go over to my bff's tomorrow in Jonesboro.
Totally disgusted. I went to pick up my lab work at the doctor's office here but he didn't check my cholesterol. That's the one thing I wanted checked. He wouldn't check my b12 level so I've decided that I'm not using him again unless I just have too. I'll make an appointment with the doctor in Jonesboro the same day I have to go to the dermatologist. I also want to ask the doctor in Jonesboro if he will change the dosage of my thyroid med. It's lower than the normal range. Think I'm getting to much.
Need to get up and get on with my day.

Shad
01-03-2013, 09:46 PM
Morning all, (just)
Bit cool in the office this morning. Need to get out in the sun to appreciate how cool it is. Since it is nearly lunchtime, I'll go out shortly.

Mel - so sorry to hear about the chair drama. Hope it all sorts itself out sooner rather than later. What's with people these days.
Love it when others get angry for you and you turf them out of the house. It's all about me. Well why not. I will send some photos of Dsproglet shortly, when I get my laundry in order which could be a while since I appear to have a mountain of it.

Happy - turkeys everywhere. Serves the DH right. He shouldn't have fed them in the first place. His fault!!!! :nono:
Glad to hear that you still have a job. At least it gets you out of the house once in a while. I'd be going stir crazy if I was you.

Annie - shovelling snow, at least it is exercise, but I don't blame you for not enjoying it.

Michelle - It's hard to go through what you have been going through, but there are brighter times on the horizon as the others have said. For myself, I always think that it provides a time to get to know yourself, find out what you are capable of, and enjoy your own company. Once you find out your own positives, then you can sort out or get to know others of a like mind. The hardest part is the first part of the rest of your life where you don't realise just how capable you actually are. Problems always seem to arise when people dive into a new relationship directly after the old relationship.

Ceejay - Now you know why I don't like doctors. I have to find myself a new GP now that my regular is retired, and the one that the medical centre is pushing me towards is not my idea of a good GP. So I may have to look further away to get what I am looking for. Hope you have a good time in Jonesboro.

Laura - you and me both with another day another dollar. Still retirement is a bit far off yet to not work. You are doing well with the exercise. I have just started it all up again and hopefully will stick at it this time. :kickbutt: <--- I need someone to do this.

Missing someone - oh yes Ellen. Hope she is okay with the sinus and stuff.

Okay - better go get my skates on and toddle off to the mall and see whats what in beautiful downtown Darwin.

MELODY525
01-04-2013, 08:38 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS:cofdate:
I GOT A LOT DONE YESTERDAY.
THE BATTERIES ARE ALREADY PAID FOR VIA FAX TERMS & APPROVALS.
THEY SHOULD BE IN THE NEWER/OLD CHAIR TO BE RETURNED ON MONDAY.
THE REPAIRMAN IS COMING WITH THE CHAIR.
MDA WAS NOT PLEASED WITH THE SERVICE I RECEIVED SO FAR.
THEY MADE MANY SUGGESTIONS.
I WOULD FEEL BAD LEAVING CARLOS & PATTY.
CARLOS & I HAVE BEEN TOGETHER ALMOST 26 YEARS.
I WILL IF THEY DON'T GET THEIR CHIT TOGETHER.
THIS WAS THE LAST STRAW.
I AM TOO OLD & WEAKENED TO FIGHT THESE UNNECESSARY BATTLES
THE OLD BODY JUST CAN'T HANDLE THIS LEVEL OF STRESS.
THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE FEAR LEVEL INVOLVED.
NO CHAIR....NO INDEPENDENCE......NO LIFE.
IT'S ALL VERY SIMPLE.
KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED THAT THE INS. CALLS GO THE SAME WAY TODAY.
I ALSO NEED A SCRIPT FROM THE DR OUT AT THE MDA CLINIC.
NO RETURN CALL YET.
I AM GLAD THE WEEKEND IS NEAR. I NEED A BREAK:beach:





LAURA....I AM WITH YOU. WHY ARE COMEDIES OVER 2 HRS???
THEY BECOME UNFUNNY WHILE SITTING THERE THAT LONG :rofl:



ANNIE.......THANKS FOR THE PARCEL. WILL WATCH OUT FOR IT.
IT BECOMES THE TALK OF THE LAUNDRYROOM:rofl:




HAPPY....I BEGAN TO READ YOUR POST THAT BEGAN "
Woke up this morning" AND RIGHT AWAY BEGAN SINGING THE SONG!!
When I woke up this morning
You were on my mind
And you were on my mind
I got troubles, whoa-oh
I got worries, whoa-oh
I got wounds to bind
NOW I AM WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT GROUP THE WE FIVE??? ROFLMAO
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE DR DELAY.
I CAN IMAGINE WHAT5'S GOING ON IN DH'S HEAD.
ALSO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BED & BATH.
GUESS THE BOX GOT A GOOD BATH BEFORE YOU DID!!!
HAPPY THEY ARE SENDING OUT REPLACEMENTS.
DRUGSTORE.COM WAS GOOD LIKE THAT ALSO.
I AM ALMOST SMELLLING THE POPCORN WHILE I TYPE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!





CEEJAY.....TOO BAD ABOUT THE CHOLESTEROL TEST NOT BEING DONE.
WISH DRS WERE LIKE THEY USED TO BE YEARS AGO.
YOUR WON MD KNEW EVERYTHING THERE WAS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU.
THE GOOD OLD DAYS. SIGH.




SHAD.....DSPROGLET IS GETTING MORE ADORABLE WITH EVERY PIC.
JEN WAS SURPRISED HOW BIG SHE'S GETTING ALREAD!!!
I WILL HELP LAURA KICK YOUR BUTT ABOUT EXERCISE!!
YOU BETTER GET OUT THERE AND THAT HEAT AND WALK!!
OR USE THE HOTEL BED LIKE A TRAMPOLINE!http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-fc/trampoline.gif







MICHELLE....HOPE BOTH OF OUR HASSLES END SOON!!!
KEEP DREAMING OF THE FUTURE. IT WILL HAPPEN :wizard:

happy2bme
01-04-2013, 09:31 AM
Good morning all,

The work bell rings and so I must go... would rather be sleeping in if the truth be known. ;) Will find out what my schedule is when I talk to the boss today. She said we will be slow and she's not opposed to closing the store a bit and that I'd have the shorter schedule that I'd been looking for all along.

Yesterday DH and I ran errands which including dropping off a big bag of aluminum cans we saved for the Humane Society - they sell them to raise money for the shelter. We also had a bunch of canned cat food we brought with us from TN that was good clear through next year. They were happy to have it as there are several older male cats who are on a canned food diet, including one old guy at the front desk they call Grandpa - they don't know exactly how old he is, just that he's way up there in years. He's deaf now but if you put your hand near the drawer of cat treats, you've got his attention. Of course we had to go see the rooms of kitties, pet a few and we got the tour and a gentle welcome if we would be so inclined to want to volunteer for a few hours a week ;) I do think I will do that in the spring once the weather gets better.

Shad - I don't think you'd go stir crazy in my shoes, you are more disciplined and would get more done. I remember when my Mom retired, she said that when she was working, she was more about being on and keeping to a schedule because she had to divide her time up. Once she retired, she told herself if it didn't get done today, it would happen tomorrow - and sometimes it did and sometimes it didn't. I probably spend far too much time on the computer - at least according to someone in this house I do. :s: But I agree I should plan out my time a bit better - notice I did not say spend it more productively as that is relative. :lol:

Mel - I'm relieved that you were able to get everything in order related to juice for your chair. I understand your hesitation to cut ties with a long term relationship, however they need to understand and act on - a sense of urgency when it comes to delivering the goods. I looked up We Five and some members of the band still do an occasional tour. They don't look bad for their age and as you can imagine, a group that sang in the 60s is pretty much the Grandmammas and the Grandpops now :lol: I've seen a few groups sing on some specials on the PBS channels and I think it's a bit sad. Leave your youth behind, just like we have to. Sometimes the voice leaves you with age. But I'm sure that song will float in my head all day long. It is nice to hear YOU singing again tho. :encore:

Got my new eyeglasses yesterday. They are different. Still not sure I like them. The lady at the store said it's a more "youthful" look - I guess that officially makes me old except she was a good 15 years older than me but not once did she call me "dearie". :lol: I think I do see better out of them but every time I change lens shapes (as the frames change), it seems to take a bit of time for the eyes to adjust. I was able to read a magazine without a problem so that part of the glasses is working well.

Shad - so did you find anything of interest in downtown Darwin yesterday? Fear not, the weekend is upon you and so at least an extra day to explore. Did it ever stop raining or are you just in monsoon season? Here's your :kickbutt: for the day's exercise. Now get on with it.

Ceejay - Bath and Body Works has already sent out the replacement products that were damaged - I was impressed at their turn around. I'm surprised the doctor did not check your cholesterol although I have found that sometimes I need to ask them to mark that on the blood draws. I think the quality of care is falling downhill but don't let me get started on that.

Ah well look at the time. Finish the last sips of lukewarm coffee and jump into the shower. Sooner I get the day started, sooner it can end. Not really - stuck till 5pm :lol:

Have a good one chicks. Happy weekend.

Laura705
01-04-2013, 10:53 AM
Morning all. TGIF. :carrot:


Michelle - I've never read any of the Lord of the Rings stories (though I bought The Hobbit from our library's book sale and it's still sitting on the shelf), and I never saw any of the other movies. I just don't think it's my thing. Just like Harry Potter and Twilight aren't either. Guess I'm just not much into sci-fi, fantasy, or vampire stuff. Parental Guidance appeals to me because I like the cast. :yes:

Happy - Wow, barking turkeys! :thanks2: Who'd a thunk? I don't think I'd want to go out with them on the warpath, er, the deck! Sorry dh's appointment was cancelled. How frustrating! I know he wants nothing more than to find out how to deal with the racing heart/palps. We no longer buy microwave popcorn either, we just make it using the seed. We buy ours from the same place that bf sometimes buys his cheddar popcorn from (also in WI). BTW, bf wanted to make his own cheddar popcorn, but it seems like he can't find a recipe. Any insider secrets you can pass along? In my mind the only way is with the powdered (dehydrated?) cheese, and that seems like it would be a PITA to source in the small quantities he would need. Anyway, bf makes popcorn on the stovetop with oil and butter. :corn: Every once in a while I make it in the microwave using the microwave popping bowl. Lovely you're getting nice fluffy snow, not the heavy, wet kind that packs down and turns hard and icy and is lethal to pedestrians and shovelers. Too bad about the order from Bath & Body Works, but great they're sending a replacement shipment. Hope this one comes unfrozen!!! Wonderful donations to the Humane Society. :) My sis volunteers at a thrift shop that supports an animal rescue organization, so I'll check with her to see if either the shop or the rescue can use the accumulation of dog toys we've gotten over the years that aren't appropriate for our dog - or just too excessive.

Ceejay - And ducks bark too???!! Learn something every day! Sorry the doc didn't run the cholesterol test for you. I still have to make another ob/gyn appt after their office lost my appointment. At least the mammo got done. Still debating switching gynes, but I better just use my current one this time and push off that decision another year. Enjoy your day in J'boro.

Shad - I totally agree with you re not jumping straight into another relationship right after one ends (and then there's those folks who like to overlap them, but I better not say anything or it'll get ugly fast :tape: ). Darn, too much more work to be done before retiring. Once that mortgage is paid off...oh, forget any thoughts about what might be done then, I'm sure all our money will be going into healthcare. Sigh. Enjoy your weekend and the cool and/or dry periods in Darwin while you can.

Mel - Glad you've got the battery thing sorted out. Hope your chair service can get the new chair taken care of to your satisfaction. All the years don't matter if they can't take care of you NOW!! Have a relaxing day today. :cloud9::goodvibes

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies!!! Everyone have a good weekend!
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Went to the circuit class last night and that was about it. Oh, and we put our new heated mattress pad on the bed. :cloud9: So glad to have that little luxury again. I could use a heated office chair right about now - my lower half is cold. It's very windy today and that last block walking right into it was cruel. I'll probably put my extra sweater over my lap to warm up my legs.

We're back to jeans days for the entire first quarter of this year. Nice because now I have pockets all the time. :D Many of my dress slacks don't have them. It's the little things sometimes.

Nothing much planned this weekend. Nothing fun anyway. My last exercise class will be the circuit class tomorrow morning. Grocery shopping for sure. Taking down the Christmas decorations (indoor ones, anyway). Ok, rant coming on...I so hate those store bought ornament boxes that consist of a bin with cardboard dividers. The dividers are simply a flat piece of cardboard that goes between layers, and then a cardboard grid that separates the ornaments. My beef is that I can't lift out an entire layer to get to the layer underneath! It assumes I'm using all the ornaments on each layer before moving on. If I don't, when I try to lift out a whole layer, ornaments fall all over. Grrr. So, I will perhaps continue with my project to make my own ornament dividers by getting some boxes from the liquor store and creating my own trays that can be lifted out of the bin without the ornaments falling all over. Okay, rant over.

The admin loaned me the dvd "Inglourious Basterds" (yeh, that's how it's spelled), so we'll watch that.

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

diyana
01-04-2013, 04:36 PM
Hello ladies -

I know I'm still sick. How do I know? No, not just because my chest is still tight and I'm coughing and unable to breathe deeply....I know I'm still sick because I am cold....downright chilled....and I'm NEVER cold. Dang it....why the heck can't I have a good hot flash now when I need one? :rofl:

I'm off work in 1/2 hour. I'll pick Santa up, take him for a walk, and then take a nice warm shower, put on some warm PJs, and eat a nice hot dinner under a cozy blanket. :cloud9:

I'm sure if I wanted to, I could leave Santa with my ex tonight...but I did that two nights this week, and I miss santa when he's not home. Plus, snuggling with a warm puppy helps keep a person warm. :) Not nearly as much as snuggling with a hot guy...but I've got to take what I can get. :rofl:

Tomorrow, my ex and I are going to a memorial service. I just learned today that the brother of my ex's best friend passed away on the 26th. My ex was good friends with the man who passed away...and I was friends with him also. We're friends with the whole family. I saw a post on FB about the man's passing, and since my ex is no longer on FB, I called him to break the news. So very sad. My ex's best friend lost his wife to cancer last year...and now his brother. :cry:

annie175
01-04-2013, 04:42 PM
Good Evening My Dear Worldlie Sista Friends....

I am posting from home as our internet at work sucked. Bare with me...may post in sections as this laptop has a mind of it's own.

We had our "Dad" meeting last night...I served Olive Garden's recipe of Pasta Fajole soup, salad similar to OG and bread. Everyone loved it. It ended up that I will take dad for 6 mos and my bro (from the band, and bestie) will take him for 6 mos. My other two bros do not have the space to accomodate. They are willing to take him for a couple of weeks as a break for us. I have mixed feelings but do not want to put my dad in assisted living as I know he would not be happy. And God love him, who knows how much time he has left. I do not want to regret making his remainder years happy. It won't happen for a month or two as we need to empty his house out and put it on the market. It is the house I grew up in so I have a sad place in my heart. Memories are mostly good. Will miss the feeling of my momma when I am there. Now I am down to one guest room as the other is going to be dad's room.....God love Curtis as he said, "and maybe at the end of our 6 mos we won't let him go". That man steals my heart. He is such a wonderful man.....still waiting on the flaw and the other shoe to drop...I know shut up....

HAPPY...let me know how the arch thing works. Even if not good I want a report. Yes, buy for others...No, do not....Poor DH, you would think they would of gave him more notic of the cancellation. What a bunch of jerks, mostly the doc. Probably got an invite to go ice fishing or something. What an a$$.

LAURA...you do me proud with your exercising. I am so jealous I do not have the motivation you have, good for you!

OMG...Sassy just went crazy...running all around the kitchen and living room like she just had an injection of caffeine. LMAO. Too cute.

MELLIE...better I be the talk of the laundry room than the talk of the bar, pub or town. Please erase my phone number off the walls. Have a great weekend. Enjoy Jen and Richie and the great times together. I am going to get my hair cut and DD is going with to get her hair cut. Then we are going to the pots and pans store. Le Gourmet Chef store (google it) then to Cs house as she is going to clean it up for sale and C is going to pay her for it.

SHADWICK....my life is not complete unless I am shoveling. I came home and finally shoveled the walk to the front door. It was only 2-3 foot deep. Went like a mad woman and had it done in about 10 minutes. haha...hope you enjoy Darwin this weekend. Looking forward to more pix.

CEEG...have fun with BF in Jonesboro....try not to think about work or any worries you may have....have a clear mind....xoxo

CHELLE....I love your attitude and keep up the positive beliefs...The most important thing is that YOU BELIEVE what you preach. You are doing a great job and in a much better place every day.....xoxo

Got to get off of here and start dinner....

Hello to all...Patty..Java...Ellen....

Love and hugs

upswife
01-04-2013, 07:48 PM
Hello ladies, just a quick update from me since I am at work and not supposed to be on...I was horribly Ill on New years day. and have been recovering since...NYE was nice, I had to work until 5:30pm then i went out to DH's opening show. the Bar sceane was too much for me,so DH took me home when they were done. we rang in the New Year with all 4 of the kiddies. Even DD3 (only 4) was up and running around.

Other than that nothing has been going on, I am hoping the kids don't get the flu that DH and I have had...it is really awful. Have to run and make calls. Luv and Hugs ladies!!

MELODY525
01-05-2013, 08:31 AM
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MORNING CHICKS

Sometimes you wonder at the way things go.
Just when I thought life was beginning to suck 3 packages arrived.
The first one was Annie's magazines.
I will put them to good use over my relaxing weekend.

The second and third were a box of chocolate covered strawberries
and then a beautiful bouquet of flowers. "To Mel & Jen"
Both of them were from a woman I have never met.
About 25 years ago I found an ad in a magazine for face products from Japan.
Kind of like a "high end" Avon line called Noevir.
I called the toll free number and spoke to this Ann Marie.
She was trying to help me with my rosacea.
I had a bad breakout when I moved into this apt.
We spoke a few times.
She had sick relatives who have long since died. One was her sister.
We helped each other thru some tough times.
Each year we exchanged Christmas cards and I still use a few of their products and order online.
Well when the hurricane hit here....she was on vacation.
Then she called to see how Jen & I were doing.
She was worried with the pictures on the news.
We played phone tag...each calling the other when we were out.
I assured her we were fine and how sweet it was for her to even call.
I am so blown away that she and her hubby would send gifts.
I said to Jen when she came to get the flowers....
life is too short to be pissed off with this chair business.
It will get done one way or the other.
Now I am going to get off here & love my weekend :beach:
PS: We had a good time with the strawberries and dinner:hun:





Happy.....in time I hope the glasses feel good.
Every time I changed mine, my eyes had fits.
Also glad to hear your hours are shorter.
Would volunteering in the sheter bother your breathing?
Be careful with allergies & sinus.




Laura....I hated those flimsy layered storage boxes too.
Great idea....get a patent and sell them!!!:dance:
You must be happy they let you gals wear jeans.
I always found them cold in the winter. :brr:
I felt cold just reading about your windy walk!!




Michelle....sorry to hear about your friend's passing.
Hope you get rest & warm over the weekend.
Get well soon:getwell:




Annie.....I know that this has to be a very difficult time.
I am glad to see you are thinking positive thoughts.
Keep the good times & the good memories in your heart for later.
Curtis making that statement made me cry in happiness.
Yes....he is definitely a keeper:hug:
Thank you so much for the package!!!
We will all have a lot of good reading for sure :hug:
BTW~ I will go into the men's room and take your photo & pnone # off the wall :belly:




Ellen....sending good thoughts for healing for both of you :hug:

happy2bme
01-05-2013, 12:55 PM
Good morning ladies,

Geez, I stopped reading the newspaper long ago because it was mostly crime and violence. Now I guess I have to stay away from the Internet too. Seems like the world has gone nuts - shootings, rapes, robberies. I do wonder if there's just too many people in the world.

I worked yesterday - we were moderately slow. My foot was really hurting bad - I am going to have to bite the bullet and go see the podiatrist. I did call but they are only in the office Monday to Thursday so I'll make an appointment on Monday. DH picked me up after work, we had a nice dinner out and went to the casino for a while. It was a nice "date" out. Today I am going to clean up and put away the Christmas stuff. I want to get my sister's Christmas gifts packed up and off to the post office. Mom's stuff along with my :rofl: "Christmas" cards went out on Thursday.. I am off until Tuesday and have short work weeks ahead - I think the most I work in January is 3 days in one week. It will be nice to be off - I must plan my time more productively. Picked up my paycheck for 3 days of work around Christmas - oh it was sad - trade off between cash and time off. I always said - one either has time or money but never both. :lol: I also want to clean out the refrigerator. I have bits of stuff I either need to make into a meal or toss. DH will be happy if he can look into the refrigerator and see the back of it ;)

Mel - what a great surprise you got! How nice of that woman to send you some cheer - just when you needed it. You are right about not letting the chair frustrations get to you too much. You are justified in being frustrated, get it over with and move on - if only the power of our frustration could move those mountains. When I was at the shelter, DH probably figured I'd walk out of there all red and blotchey and wheezing but that was not the case. I know that long haired cats are the ones who bother me the most so I tend to shy away from them. It is a consideration for me to go into a place like that, especially since the over the counter antihistamines are not as good as they once were. Just something to dabble with. I could always go help out at senior bingo on Thursday nights - they are ALWAYS looking for help. :lol: Yum on the strawberries. At least you got to enjoy those and I'm sure Jen was happy to get the flowers. Something to brighten up the apartment after we put away all the holiday stuff.

Laura - regarding the popcorn. At the store they use some cheese stuff that has to be melted and it comes in huge, industrial strength tubs. I could probably help more if not for my stubborn refusal to learn how to pop corn and flavor it at the store :lol: Some people use the cheese powder that comes with the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese boxed mix - I guess you can't beat the price when it's on sale for 3 boxes for a dollar. Here's a link to a place Firehouse Pantry Store (http://www.firehousepantrystore.com/gopose.html) that sells a more concentrated/cheesy version of the Kraft Mac and Cheese powder. They have a couple of different cheese powders and it comes in reasonable sizes so you can try what looks interesting to you. Some people also used finely grated cheddar cheese and while I might be willing to try the more "dry" parmesan stuff (especially with some garlic powder) - I'm not so sure the cheddar would coat instead of just melting on top - like the popcorn version of scalloped potatoes :p I think it's a great idea to donate Coal's extra toys to the rescue organization. Our local grocery store makes up 5 and 10 dollar donation bags with products in them for both the local food shelf and the Humane Society. They have cat and dog bags. I think it's a great idea and I always get a bag or two when I go shopping. I know what you mean about having handy pockets in your clothes. Pants with pockets never seem to lay quite right or they have back pockets and who needs more lumps on your booty? :lol: Glad you get to wear jeans - like Mel, I find them to be particularly cold in the winter too although DH does have 2 pairs of flannel lined jeans which are nice. They just don't make those for the ladies any more. Yay on finally getting the heated mattress pad - with the coldest of the winter months ahead, you got it just in time. Nothing like a cold pillow and a toasty warm bed for good sleeping :cloud9: And when we get the commune going, I'm voting you the fitness coach as none of us seem to want to exercise as much as you do :o I'm so much better at food than exercise. :^:

Ellen - sorry to hear you caught that holiday flu that's going around. I hear it was pretty bad too and I guess it was a strain that evaded the flu shot. Even people up here were talking about getting sick. Hope the kids were able to avoid it as that would be NO FUN for you.

Annie - I totally understand where you are coming from with Dad :hug: especially the part about not knowing how much time he has left. :( I think about the same things - particularly when my Mom is driving me batty. :rolleyes: It's good that you can divide time for dad between 2 houses as long as he's ok with that. Gives everyone a break - which you need when you move someone in like that no matter how much you love them. And it gives you a chance to have some private time too. I'm sure if Mom came here DH would take to living out in the back woods during the summer ;) ;) And I can only imagine how sad it will be to get their house ready to sell - all those memories. I try not to think about that too. Probably I think tho would be easier to do it when they are alive rather than at their passing. I hope you all can be happy with this new arrangement. I'm sure he will love the attention and fussing. And yes, Curtis does indeed sound like a kind and wonderful guy. I'm glad you found each other and *slap* (but a gentle one) :lol: he's there because you deserve him, there is no shoe to drop, 'k? I did try those insoles but considering how squooshy they are, once you have them on, they are actually uncomfortable. Even with my Crocs. Feels like something hard under the ball of the foot and I'll be darned if I can figure out what it is. It might be too that I have squished all the fat out of my foot and no longer have any padding on it (figures it's the only place on my body that doesn't have fat anymore) :rolleyes: So... while I totally appreciate the thought - I'm thinking maybe they are a bit too thick so I'm not sure I would recommend them over the gel or cushioned shoe inserts. But THANK YOU so much for thinking of me :hug: :hug: :hug:

Michelle - hope you have a good weekend with Santa and watching your football team. Relax and get rid of the last remnants of that cold before it turns into the flu. Make a pot of soup. Yum. Or have a stiff drink. Yum yum. That's really sad about the ex's BF's personal losses. It's good that he has people who care about him to support him.

Ceejay - hope you enjoy your days off.

You too Shad - are you weekending in Darwin this week?

I think I've spent enough time here. Off to box up the Christmas stuff... have a good weekend ladies.

ceejay52
01-05-2013, 02:25 PM
Thursday night I had poured some liquid Draino in the washing machine drain. I had to take out the hose to do that. Next morning I decided to run the clean cycle on the washing machine. Ooops, I forgot to put the drain back in the pipe and water went every where. I had to use all of my towels and still didn't get all the water up. If I had not of had an 11 o'clock appointment to get my hair cut I would have cancel the trip. Most of the water has dried up, even check under the washer and dryer to make sure there wasn't a puddle there. I had one area on the hall carpet that's still wet. I need to shampoo the carpet so that will be done a bit later in the day.


Mel
What a nice surprise!!! Just goes to show that we still have good people around the world.

Ellen, Annie, Shad, and Happy : have a good day. :wave:

annie175
01-05-2013, 04:11 PM
Good Evening Everyone!

Just know I hate posting from home....anyway....

HAPPY...good to know the feetie thingys suck, won't buy those for anyone else. I did see another thing you might try...Next time I am in CVS I may get that....as I have 22.50 in extra bucks (like free money). Yes, I love my dad but it will be a challenge. He is NOT as tidy...clean...as I....Your work weeks to come (3 days) will be a blessing and time for you to get other things done, even if it is just lounging in life....which we all deserve and don't do enought of.

ELLEN..you poor thing....you have so much going on in life you do not need the flu...prayers that the lil ones do not catch what you and DH had. I got my flu shot and hope I am covered. Hope work goes quickly for you! Hugs.

Hello to all my sista chickies.....loves and hugs

CEEG...OMG...I am laughing with you and not at you as I have experience the same thing of the drain from the washer not being intact. What a stinkin mess. Hugs sister.

MELLIE...isn't it funny when we think life just sucks, good things happen and make us reconsider our selfishness. God has blessed me so much and yet I gripe. Glad you got my package and it will go to good use...can you tell I am a magazine addict? Yikes on the $$ spent but such a cheap indulgement. Enjoy!!

annie175
01-05-2013, 04:16 PM
Oh and my day went like this....

Picked sissy up at 11, and got to see my lil man...he crawled over to me and sat up on his legs wanting me to pick him up...that made my day....Sis and I went to Cs house to see if she wanted to tackle the cleaning of it to put it on the market....Siss was so disgusted with Cs daughter living there in squaler. She was ready to drive to her house and smack the $hit out of her. Anyway she is going to clean it. Then we went to the pots and pan store and got the huge turkey pan she wanted. It was on sale for 9 bucks and I had a gift card for 8, so it kind of worked out....then we went to Macy's to get her a pair of jean with her gift card....then off to the hair salon for my cut and her cut...Sis wanted a "real" cut, not her own chop job. Took her home...She and I had such a great day....just mom and Siss...Chris kept lil man.

Tomorrow, C and I are going to take lunch to dads house and watch the Colts game with him....and discuss this whole move thing.

That is about it....loves

annie175
01-05-2013, 04:40 PM
I logged back in to post something that came to mind and danged when I got her I cannot think what it was I was going to post....so duh...thinking

annie175
01-05-2013, 04:48 PM
Then I looked outside. It is FN snowing AGain....hopefully it won't stick so much. I finally got my front walk/snow drift of 2.5 FEET, shoveled last night and how dare it snow. OK the commune has to be in a part of any land that it doesn't get cold or snow....OR I don't have to shovel and stay in, not work and cook and clean...that is my must haves...I agree with most...snow is pretty..for like 5 minutes. Then I am done.

Sassy is happily asleep on the couch with her new blanket that I got her at Target. It is one of those soft, fleecy, blankets and yes folks, I got it for 1.07. She loves it and I got a good bargain.

C bought Sis and I tickets to see Jersey Boys at the Murat...google it. They are great. It in on Friday night the 18th or something like that. I am very excited.

Until another thought comes to mind...chat later

Shad
01-06-2013, 12:34 AM
Then I looked outside and it is sunny again. Where is the dreaded monsoon season and who replaced it with hot and sunny?
Apparently this weather is causing havoc with high temps and bush fires in the south of the country and poor little Tasmania is on fire. Approximately 100 homes burnt so far and not much relief in sight. No climate change - riiiggghhhhttttt.

Mel - good things come through the mail occaisionally. How nice of Annie and the Japanese ladies to get stuff to you very conveniently when you where at a low ebb.
Sent you some photos via e-mail today. Let me if you don't get them tomorrow.

Happy - good to hear about the job. Maybe not the best job in the world but it brings in a bit of play money and gets you out of the house for a while. Not good to hear about the foot tho. Thank DH for the info on Facebook. I will get around to replying to him immediately after I get the camera out and check the formats.

Annei - It certainly will be a challenge having your Dad live with you. It always seems to cause some friction or other. You may wishto have a 3 month settling in period, and either side can terminate the contract if it doesn't work. Truthfully, your dad doesn't want to live by himself, but isn't that what he will be doing while you are at work and out at weekends etc. ? Not trying to throw the spanner in the works (or maybe I am) but is this what he wants really? To be left alone all day? Bless C for his understanding and co-operation. Hope Dads room is a long way down the hall, or he is partially deaf. nudge, nudge, wink, wink

Ceejay - it's not funny, but I have to admit that I laughed over your floor and draino mishap. Can't remember how many times I have done that. At least the floor gets to be clean.

Ellen - hope you are all on the mend now and that the kids don't get anything nasty. Geez, wonder what else the year has in store.

Michelle - hope you are working off the cold feeling and getting better. Dogs get rather warm, you are right, but you could be making a problem for yourself if you take him to bed every night.
On the other hand, dashing off the quote to friends and family could be interesting.
"you will have to excuse me. I about to go to bed with Santa" has a certain tone to it! :lol3:

Laura - what happens now you have done the last class? Going to buy another passport? I've been out and about early in the mornings getting some exercise in. Lots of steps around here to go up and down. Counted myself going up 297 steps in various places and down just as many as well because I tend to go down and then back up and sometimes down again, depending on where I want to go next.

Okay - better get going again. I'm going to take a walk along the waterfront and then go to the bottle shop. I went out to a couple of other markets this morning and picked up a few more bits and pieces. Now I just need to ensure that I eat properly through the week AND exercise. Determined to get some of this girth off in the time I have remaining here. Even bought a DVD the other day. Yet to work out how the machine works here at the apartment. Tomorrow I will upload some sunrise photos for those who haven't seen them on facebook.

MELODY525
01-06-2013, 07:56 AM
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MORNING CHICKS.

WE WERE SUPPOSED TO WAKE UP TO A DUSTING OF SNOW BUT NOTHING IS OUT THERE.
THIS WEEK IS SUPPOSED TO BE WARMER SO MAYBE IT PASSED US BY.
PART OF THE MEDICAL ALARMS SYSTEM IS DOWN AGAIN.
IT'S THE" EARLY MORNING TEST" & THEY CAN'T GET THRU.
(the computer is screwed up again down there)
LADY, IT'S THE WEEKEND...STOP CALLING ME!!
AFTER 4 DAYS OF CALLING ME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT,
I FINALLY GOT A WOMAN TO PUT THE TEST HOLD TILL MONDAY. GEEZ.
NOTHING ELSE IS NEW. HOPE YOU GALS HAVE A GREAT DAY.




HAPPY....SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE FOOT.
HOPE THE DR CAN HELP YOU MAKE IT RIGHT AGAIN.
I FORGOT ABOUT ALL THE SHAKER CHEESY THINGS FOR POPCORN.
WHEN JEN WAS YOUNG, WE USED ONE BY MC CORMICKS I THINK.
YOU KEEP SHORTENING YOUR HOURS AND WE'LL BE GETTING THE SAME SIZE PAYCHECK :rofl:




CEEJAY.....OMG!!! WHAT A PAIN THAT MUST HAVE BEEN.
I CAN IMAGINE THE LOADS OF TOWELS!
I HAD A TOILET DO THAT AND KET TOSSING TOWELS INTO THE BATHROOM!!
HOW'S THE HAIRCUT? FEEL LIKE A NEW WOMAN?





ANNIE....I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT THE COST WAS FOR THE GIFTS.
I DON'T WEANT TO THINK ABOUT THE CASH!! ROFLMAO
YOU AND I THINK ALIKE AT TIMES. I CAN'T HELP IT.
WE'RE PRACTICAL PEOPLE IN A WAY.
I AM SURE IT WILL BE A CHALLENGE WITH DAD NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU LOVE HIM.
I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE INVADING MY SPACE. :rofl:
GOOD LUCK TODAY WITH THE MOVING TALK:hug:
SOUNDS LIKE YOUR DAY WITH SIS WENT VERY WELL. :encore:
THERE WILL BE NO F_CKING COMMUNE IN YOUR TOWN! THAT'S FOR SURE.
SO REST EASY WE WILL FIND A SNOWLESS PLACE!!! ROFLMAO
ALSO....SOUNDS LIKE SIS HASD HER WORK CUT OUT FOR HER.
GOOD LUCK TO HER ALSO. :hug:





SHAD....OMG THOSE DREADED FIRES AGAIN:flame:
WHERE IS THE FRIGGING RAIN??
IT'S HERE BY ME AND WON'T LEAVE!!!
SENDING PRAYERS FOR THOSE PEOPLE. 100 HOMES.
OMG HOW TERRIBLE AND IT'S NOT OVER.:hug:
PRINCESS SOPHIA'S PICS ARRIVED AND JEN WILL FREAK OUT ALL OVER AGAIN.
I LOVE THE SANTA HAT ONE ALSO. SHE'S JUST TOO CUTE:hohoho:

upswife
01-06-2013, 10:00 AM
OK, just another rollby for me...too much work to do!

Everyone here is feeling good as of last night anyway. None of the kids were up when I left this morning. Working all day today and tomorrow evening, the kids go back to school on Tuesday, I am thinking about ordering teh new tires for the car tomorrow. With the Ice left over from the snow we had yesterday, I was sliding around this morning. We had these big bold snow flakes and it looked like it would stick, but then it turned into a drizzle. Need to make a bunch of calls tomorrw too, need to set up my visits with the ENT and Podiatris and I need to resched DH's eye dr appt. LOL We are a little short because of Christmas, but will make it, just have to get thru the next 2 weeks.

Ok, I am resolving to get back on the Low carb bandwagon, because I really was doing so well on it. I also am resolving to work up to some exercise...even if I have to dance in my living room with DD3 at least I will be moving.

gotta get back to work. Luv and Hugs ladies!!

ceejay52
01-06-2013, 12:44 PM
Morning
I've still got one small wet spot on the carpet that has to dry due to the washing machine incident.

Shad
I have been contemplating that your weather will be our weather in the Spring. It's always sad when those fires can't be put out.

Mel
I'll take rain any time over snow. I always feel better when I have my hair cut. It's practically all new growth now. I asked the beautician about high lighting my hair next time but I don't want blonde. My hair is too dark for that. He said that they could do most any color I wanted. So I'm saving up my money to do this. Think I'm going with a dark blonde or very light brown.

Happy
Sorry your foot is bothering you again. That can be painful.

happy2bme
01-06-2013, 02:12 PM
Hi ladies,

OMG it's going to be in the mid 30's this week (temps). That's downright balmy compared to what it's been lately. Will have to stick my face outside and get a shot of sunlight.

Took the Christmas stuff down yesterday. Lots of work, lots of stairs. I did set it in the basement, need to bundle things nicely and place on the shelves. That's today's event I think. Also need to go through the freezer and make note of and use up some of the stuff that's nearing it's good by date. Good to use stuff like that for soups and stews in this weather. I must have spent over an hour deleting junk mail - need to unsubscribe from sales and stuff I don't read and don't need.

Ceejay - I don't like the blonde anymore either. Maybe a darker color with just some light highlights to put some tones in your hair to catch the light? Sorry about the washer. I did that a couple of times in Illinois - had a laundry tub next to the washer where it drained out and I'd put a pantyhose leg on the hose to catch lint. Sometimes it would get full of lint, stretch and get sucked in the drain as the cycles discharged. Sink would fill up and overflow - water ALL over. :mad: At least the floors are nice and clean now but it's so hard to dry the carpets.

Ellen - glad the kids didn't get sick. Tires are really important - especially in cold weather like ours. My Mom said yesterday that it started to snow but they were scheduled for freezing rain. Guess you got it. That's the worst stuff - would rather have 18 inches of snow.

Mom got her package of Christmas gifts yesterday. She was all excited. Since Mom is so hard to buy for - she rarely uses most of what we give her even is SHE asked for it... - I wound up picking up a bunch of odds and ends I thought she might like - warm slippers, new shower caps, a box of her favorite chocolates, a new 2013 calendar, etc. I wrapped each item individually and put it in the box. She said she had so much fun opening each present and loved it all. Bingo!

Mel - how did the seniors like the door hangers you talked about making for them? Cute picture of the puppy this morning.

Shad - I must say you get quite the nice view from your newest apartment. Maybe you can not face the drab interior and just face everything to look outside :lol:

Annie - is that Jersey Boys (the musical?) ie. Frankie Valley? Supposed to be a really good play/performance. Have fun! Does Dad not suspect that you will be moving him in or was it his hint? Let us know how things go. I guess you are the only spot out this way that is getting snow. Maybe you will be getting some of the warm up that the rest of us are seeing. :crossed:

Hello to the others - hope you are enjoying your Sunday. I'm going to find something to eat. :wave:

diyana
01-06-2013, 03:56 PM
Hi ladies -

I'm glad I went to the memorial service to give that wonderful family some much needed love and hugs. So very sad that the family has been through so much loss. We never know when our time is up...life is so precious. I'm starting to focus more on my health...resting when I need to, getting exercise (Santa helps with that), and eating better to help manage my blood sugar.

Annie - God bless you and your brother for taking your Dad. And God Bless C as well for being such a sweetheart. Parents can definitely drive you crazy at times. My ex-DMIL is driving my ex crazy now...but cherish every crazy moment because we never have enough time with those we love.

Ellen - I hope you're feeling better. There's yucky stuff going around.

Happy - I heard it may get up to mid 40s here by mid-week. Yesterday morning I got to see some beautiful deer in the park behind my place. I had Santa out for his morning business (on a leash thank goodness). And he started growling softly, so I looked to see what he was growling at and saw 4 gorgeous deer with the cutest, fluffiest white tails! They were so beautiful! They heard Santa's growling and ran into the woods. :) Glad your Mom liked her gifts. As for Christmas decorations, I didn't decorate this year and neither did the ex. So I've been looking through the bins in the basement and pulling out what I want to keep. I still have to look through the ornaments...it's a fairly depressing task but I'm getting through it.

Mel - I hope the vertigo has passed. Thanks for the adorable snow puppy photo. The past two days since it was relatively warm (mid-30s), I took Santa to the dog park. I only lasted about 1/2 hour both days, but he had fun running and playing with the other dogs and of course greeting the other doggie parents. :lol: I sometimes feel bad that my new place doesn't have a fenced yard so he has to be on leash all the time...but at least when he's at the ex's house every weekday he can run free in the backyard with the other dogs.

Ceejay - I can imagine what a flood that was. I hope you got it all cleaned up without any damage. Is your laundry area carpeted? I hear stories of people with finished basements who get flooded during heavy rains or due to plumbing backups, and it's so hard to get the carpeting and padding to completely dry.

That's about all the news for me. I'm going to go run a couple errands and then relax the rest of the day.

Much love and many hugs to all,

Laura705
01-06-2013, 08:49 PM
Hello Worldlies!

Michelle - So sad about the friend who lost his wife and now his brother. My SIL experienced similar loss a few years back - my bother (her dh) died in April, and her mother that following November. So much loss all at once. :( I'm glad you're able to focus more on your health now - I guess you've been forced to with the diabetes diagnosis. So nice Santa gets to go to the dog park. Between that and being in the yard at the ex's during the week, he gets plenty of off-leash time. :)

Ceejay - What a mess with the disconnected washer hose! Glad it's all cleaned up now. I never had that mishap, but like Happy, we've had issues with the washer draining into the wash tub. Ours is that the mesh lint catcher getting too full of lint at the bottom of it and water finding it's way out in openings near the top - and water spurting out in many directions, some harmlessly into the wash tub and some onto the floor. Oops.

Happy - I took down most of the Christmas decorations yesterday and today too. The tree is still up, however, but without its ornaments. I bet your mom enjoyed opening all the gifts - just opening them is fun, no matter what's inside. Enjoy your mild weather. I know I will. Too bad about the chronic foot pain. Hope the foot doc can help alleviate it. Maybe just a cortisone shot and rest? Nice to have "date night" - bf and I eat out more than we should, and a lot of the time it's a casual thing tacked on before or after running errands. I'd like to get to a point where we eat most of our meals at home and go out less frequently to somewhere "special", not just the same ol' spots.

Ellen - I was glad we had some sun today to melt most of the icy spots from yesterday's snow/freezing rain, but depending on where the sun hit or didn't, some of it didn't melt. I took a late walk with doggy after being out this afternoon and I was glad to have the flashlight with me because it helped me spot some icy areas on the sidewalk (where nearby shrubs or trees blocked the sun).

Mel - Love the snowy puppy photo - soooo cute!! Gosh, 4 days of getting calls in the middle of the night!!! Never a dull moment in that building... Hope there are no such calls tonight!! So nice to get "care packages" from dear friends, and what good timing!! Enjoy the mags and the strawberries!!!

Shad - So horrible to hear about the fires. The weather is just crazy. We're not getting snow in my neck of the woods...I admit I like getting the reprieve even though I know we really do need the moisture. :o Wow, that's a lot of steps up and down. Good workout. If it were me I'd have already scouted out the routes with fewer up/downs, or ups at least, LOL. :D As for exercise, I finally joined the no-frills gym by the house and will give that a go for a while. I will not buy a fitness class punch card for the session starting tomorrow; I will give the gym my full attention and see how it goes. If I don't push myself enough to get good workouts, I'll go back to the classes. No time like the present to get back to getting healthier and fitter. :) PS, saw the photo on FB - WOW! What a nice view to wake up to!

Annie - I'm glad the plans for your dad have been decided. Glad he brought it up, and better to be proactive than reactive. You and your brother are good kids to take on the responsibility. How difficult it'll be to clear out the house...but the memories will still be in your head and heart. What a great thing C said about maybe not letting dad go at the end of your 6 months!!! You are a couple with big hearts!! Your day with dd sounds wonderful. I just love kitchen stores - I don't get to cook as much as I like, but I sure love kitchen equipment, gadgets, etc. :yes: What a bargain on the blankie for Miss Sassy!!! Oh, you will love Jersey Boys - saw it a while back here in Chitown. Just love that music. Have fun!! I still want to see "Million Dollar Quartet" about Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis & Johnny Cash. I need to organize a group to see that. Any of my Midwestern Worldlies interested???;)

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Weekend's coming to a close - boo! But I did very well with the undecorating. Got my ornament boxes fixed up in a much more functional way, hurray. Also set aside several decorations to donate. Getting rid of the decorative nutcrackers bf's aunt gives us every year - they creep bf out the same way some people don't like clowns, LOL.

Otherwise, did a couple dog walks, my last exercise class, a load of laundry, grocery shopping, and I'm most of the way through the book club book. Re the book, Room, I didn't like the beginning, but it grew on me, in spite of it giving me the creeps because of the disturbing topic. (Author, Emma Donaghue, FYI).

Okay, time to post this and savor what's left of the weekend! TTFN!

Shad
01-07-2013, 06:10 AM
Just a quick fly through. I need to get to bed otherwise I will never get up in the morning.

A couple of photos of this mornings sunrise. Thanks to Happy's DH giving me some ideas and my camera co-operating, this is what things looked like at 5.45am through to 6.00am. No wonder the place looks like it is on fire.

They are a little underexposed this time, but I am working on it.

MELODY525
01-07-2013, 07:54 AM
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GOOD MORNING

TAKING THE UNOPENED CHRISTMAS GOODIES DOWN TO THE LUNCHROOM.
NOT EVEN JEN OR RICHIE CAN EAT ANYMORE:rofl:
I RAN OUT OF STEAM YESTERDAY & NOW i HAVE A LOT TO DO.
JUST GOT A CALL ASKING IF THE REPAIRMAN CAN COME A LITTLE EARLIER.
PROVIDING HIS FIRST 2 CALLS GO FAST. SURE WHY NOT!
OFF TO WASH & BLOWDRY THE HAIR.
WISH ME LUCK.





CEEJAY....I ALWAYS FEEL BETTER TOO WHEN I CUT MY HAIR.
I LIKE THOSE COLORS TOO.
WHEN I WAS YOUNGER A LIGHT BROWN LOOKED NICE ON ME.
HAVE FUN SAVING & DECIDING!! A NEW CEEJAY THIS YEAR:cb:





HAPPY....DO YOU MEAN THE HANGING CHRISTMAS CARD??
THEY LOVED THEM AND THE CANDY CANE. LOL
I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY PEOPLE CAME UP TO ME WITH A BIG SMILE.
A LOT OF THEM HAVE FAMILIES THAT EITHER DON'T CARE
OR THEY HAVE OUTLIVED THEIR RELATIVES.
I THINK I NEED YOUR BASEMENT AND THE SHELVES.
I KEEP RUNNING OUR OF ROOM HERE!!!
HOW ARE THE FOOTSIES???? :hug:



LAURA......SOMETIMES THE FACES ON THEM CREEP ME OUT AS WELL.
I ALWAYS HAD MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THEM AND THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE! :lol3:
I THOUGHT OF YOU LAST NIGHT WITH DOWNTON ABBEY STARTING UP.
I STUCK A TAPE IN THE VCR JUST INCASE THE PHONE RANG:rofl: :rofl:
DIDN'T WANT TO MISS ONE MINUTE OF THE BEGINNING.
TWO HOURS OF PURE UNINTERRUPTED BLISS!
ALSO, THE 1 HR PROGRAM BEFORE IT IS ALL ABOUT LORD CARNARVON'S HOME WHERE IT'S LOCATED.
I FOUND IT INTERESTING. KIND OF AN UPDATE ON THE KING TUT LORD!





SHAD.....WE WERE WATCHING THE WEATHER CHANNEL.
THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE SEARCH FOR MISSING PEOPLE IN THE FIRE.
WHAT A NIGHTMARE. I CANNOT BEAR TO THINK OF IT HAPPENING.
ON A HAPPIER NOTE:
I LOVE THE PHOTOS!! WOW WHAT A SIGHT THAT MUST BE.
WHAT COLOR....AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A SUNSET:faint:


MICHELLE.....GLAD YOU AND SANTA GO OUT.
EVEN SHORT TIMES OUTSIDE CAN GET YOU THAT VIT. D :sunny:
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF THIS WINTER AND YOUR SUGAR!!!
GLAD YOU WERE THERE TO SUPPORT YOUR FRIEND.
IT HAS TO BE A TERRIBLE ORDEAL FO THEM ALL.




ELLEN....GLAD YOU GUYS ARE FEELING BETTER & GOOD LUCK WITH THE DR APPTS!

annie175
01-07-2013, 07:55 AM
Monday, Monday, doo doo, doo doo, dah doo.....

Yesterday C and I took lunch over to dad's then stayed and watch the Colts not play well at all. Altho they had a pretty good season considering over half the team were rookies. They went into the play offs with 11-5 record. Came home and helped C get his monthly paperwork done and also pay bills. Watched a movie and tried to go to bed. Couldn't get to sleep so out to the lazyboy I went. Got up with C at 3:30 and got in bed when he left at 4. How can a man get ready for work so quickly and it takes me forever. He can $h*t, shower, shave and be out the door in like 20 minutes. Takes him an extra 10 minutes cuz he fiddles around with Sassy while he is getting dressed.

SHADDIE....hahahaha, had to laugh at the wink wink...dad's room is on the other side of the house and he is about half deaf. It will all work out...wink wink...I told C..no more living room s*x, he said really, who have you been having that with...we both cracked up. The sunset, rise pix are just gorgeous. Yes dad is already having concerns with getting in and out of the tub/shower as his is just a shower stall. He is worried about getting up over the tub edge....I told him C could help him with that, not me brother!

Posting this, gotta potty, brb to finish.

annie175
01-07-2013, 08:38 AM
Back...

HAPPY...yes it is the Jersey Boys Musical. I am very excited about it. I was thinking about your feeties again, do you have a foot spa? My son got me one when I worked at Kohl's part time. It did help however the best thing I found to add to any water whether it be the tub or foot spa was epsom salts....I am sure you have tried that already.

LAURA...I am very interested in seeing the Million Dollar Quartet. If the weather will cooperate. I just love things like that. I also like to go to Beef n Boards here in Indy. They have quite a few shows/musicals I like, plus you get dinner. Ha ha on the nutcrackers, they creep my son out too, as a matter of fact when he was a baby, the first time he saw one he screamed his bloody head off. We tease him about it now.

CEEG...glad you have the healthy spirit going on for 2013. Good for you. My washer is on it's last leg, so don't be surprised if I come crying about how my washer quit running and it was full of water...had that happen to be before.

CHELLE....so happy to hear you are in such a positive state of mind. You are such a wonderful person and have so much to offer the world and the right person to appreciate you. Hugs

ELLEN...keep your fingers crossed that everyone stays healthy in your household. Makes it just a bit easier at home.

MELLIE MELLIE MELLIE...I do believe we are a lot alike....for instance, my goal today is to just get to the potty in time that I don't suffer panty issues...lol. Oh and BTW...the brushetta chicken thing...I added mushrooms to the tomatos...OMG YUM! The cookie pix looks yummy and they are pink, my favorite. However, today I am starting healthy eating and maybe even do a few minutes of exercise...it is only my 5432nd attempt. Yay me! haha. I think the invading of space won't be so bad...thank God C goes to be at 7:30 and dad by 8:00, or yes, there would be an issue. And really, who knows how much time dad has left with his health being so poor. I just want him happy.

That about does it for me for now, I have to gear up for our Louisville management being here all day on Wednesday for our "2013 Team Expectations" meeting. Don't give me any fluff, just do as you say you are going to do for pity sake.

Hidee Ho to all the lurkers...

Loves and hugs..

diyana
01-07-2013, 09:35 AM
Happy Monday ladies -

I went to bed really early last night and still woke up tired. :dunno: And my morning fasting blood sugar yesterday was high and today was even higher. It was really good for a couple days. Maybe it's because of the pizza I've eaten the past two days. I know pizza with hand-tossed crust has a lot of carbs...but it's so dang good. :( I should just either switch to thin crust or eat it less frequently. :( My eating has been about 50% on track and 50% off track, and it's showing in my numbers. And I'm getting new blood tests done this Saturday. I guess I'll bite the bullet and start really eating healthier.

I was hoping to go back to the gym tonight, but since it feels like there's a Mastiff on my chest due to the bronchitis, I may wait a few more days. If I don't feel better by Wednesday, I'll go to the doc...that's the day she works late.

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Ceejay - I hope the rest of the carpet has dried out by now. I never used to get highlights...but now I really like them. And I used to like light blonde...but then I realized it really faded out my features and made my rosacea stand out even more. The past few times, I've gone with strawberry blonde with blonde highlights, and it looks good on me and even tones down the rosacea. With your skin tone, I would recommend against all blonde, but I think a light to medium shade of brown with lighter highlights would look nice. :)

Laura - Good for you for being so diligent about the gym. I really want to get back to the gym soon. My ex even said that he would be okay with me picking Santa up later in the evening so I could go to the gym right after work and not have to worry about Santa barking and annoying my neighbors. I looked up the book "Room" on Amazon. It does look unnerving. I've got a lot of "self-esteem" type self-help books on my reading list right now, and for fiction, I'm listening to the audio book of "The Hunger Games" at night.

Annie - I got a laugh out of C's comment about living room s*x. :rofl: It's good that dad's room is at the other end of the house. That was one inconvenience about when DMIL was visiting us...her room was right next to ours, so we had to be VERY quiet. I'm so excited for you to be seeing Jersey Boys! Sounds like an excellent time! Thanks for the kind words, sista. I have my "positive" moments and my not so positive...but most of the time, I'm feeling fairly optimistic and upbeat about the future. I gotta admit though...I am a bit cynical when it comes to love. Well, maybe cynical is too harsh..."guarded" or "gun-shy" is probably a better description. I do believe that there is someone out there who will love me like I deserve to be loved, but I'm still a bit wary of giving my heart to anyone. My counselor says she'd be worried about me if I wasn't a little wary. :lol:

Happy - I hope your foot pain eases up with your reduced hours. With my back, I know I couldn't take a job where I'd be standing all day. Heck, even for the short time I'm at the dog park, I scope out benches that have no snow on them so that I can sit for a couple minutes. Did DH get his appointment rescheduled yet?

Shad - I just love your photos. So nice that you have such a gorgeous view!

Mellie - Good for you for taking the Christmas goodies to the lunchroom. I hope the repairman gets there early so you can relax the rest of the day.

Ellen - I hope you're feeling better.


I suppose I should be getting some work done.

Much love and many hugs to all,

Laura705
01-07-2013, 11:27 AM
Morning all.

Michelle - Sorry you didn't feel well-rested this morning. It must be such a challenge changing your diet in response to the diabetes. I admit I'd be resenting it big time! I hope the bronchitis eases up this week and lets you get back to the gym. Nice that the ex will accomodate gym visits when you can get back to it!!

Annie - I hate all that rah-rah stuff we have to do for work. Soon we'll be having our 2013 kick-off - company goals, etc., which will be followed by us creating individual goals. Let me just get through the 2012 performance review first, okay??? Re your dad - I'm glad he's voicing his concerns instead of being stubborn and in denial over his physical limitations. It'll be quite an adjustment for all of you, but a benefit is you'll get to spend more time with your dad. Million $ Quartet is on open run, so we can wait for kinder weather to come...

Mel - Good for you taking the leftover goodies down to the lunchroom instead of leaving them upstairs to inevitably nibble on in spite of not really wanting them anymore. I recorded the Christmas episode of Downton A. yesterday and will record the season 3 #1 show on Tuesday at 2:30 am - we record a lot of shows and our cable system only allows 2 recordings at once, so I try to avoid dvr conflicts. I'm still at position 7 on the hold list for season 2, so it'll be a few weeks yet. I have to avoid any spoilers, LOL. :lol: Based on your and Annie's comments, I guess we're not the only ones to not like those nutcrackers. I felt sort of guilty about giving them away because bf's SIL had them all set up together as a collection and it looked kind of nice...but I'd much rather have a collection of Santas or snowmen or penguins than those, so let someone else enjoy them. We're fine with just the little nutcracker ornament to hang on the tree.

Shad - Stunning sunrises! What I can see of the sunrise is usually blocked by houses and trees, so it was great you made the housing change to get these views. :)
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Not much to report this morning except I'm not thrilled to be here facing a full 5-day work week. But I'm very happy to have a job, so off I go to do it.

Cheers!
:cheers:

happy2bme
01-07-2013, 11:32 AM
Morning chicks,

$64,000 question - how can a guy get ready in 20 minutes and it takes us so long? :chin: DH knows it takes me over an hour to get dressed and ready - and that's not being fancy 'bout nuttin'. I said I have less to work with so it takes me longer to get presentable. ;) However, let's disect this:

Shaving - a man just has a face to shave. We've got lots more surface area to cover. Plus we have to lather it up. If I shaved my legs as fast as he shaves his face, I'd be covered in nicks.

Washing - men are covered with hair. Hair takes to soap faster. So it's actually faster for them to wash their body because all that hair acts like a bath puff/scrubbie. :lol:

Hair (on the head) - they just wash, rinse, barely comb it and go. We have to wash, rinse, condition, detangle, add styling products, blow dry, style and spray. 'nuff said. And when you have baby fine, skinny hair like mine, it dries fast enough but takes a fair amount of time to coax it to bend a bit with a round brush. If I leave it straight I look like a refugee or Zelda's prison mug shot (but only if I don't constantly smile all day).

Face - they've washed it in the shower, all that's left is to brush the teeth and they're done. I don't wear a lot of makeup - just the basics but I have to moisturize, apply makeup, blend and smooth. Stop and notice my pores getting bigger. Try to cover them up. Go back to make up. See an errant eyebrow that needs plucking. Dig in the drawer for tweezers. By the time I find them I can't find that darn stray eyebrow hair. Got it. Now that I have tweezers out, anything else that needs a touchup? Go back to makeup. Notice that it's time for a dye job on the hair. Spend some time rearranging the hair you just fixed trying to cover up your roots better - the "umber" look that is popular now with dark roots and light ends totally doesn't work when your roots are gray :rofl:

Clothes - men put on underwear, a shirt, pants, socks and shoes and they are done. There is no thought to color, fit of pants, whether they feel bloated and have a muffin top today, if this pair of pants is the one that is waiting on just 5 more pounds to lose or if that pair of pants makes their azzz look fat. They don't wear jewelry so there is no standing in front of the closet for 10 minutes trying to figure out what goes with the necklace/sweater/scarf that you feel like wearing that particular day.

Shoes - men have 2 to 3 pairs of shoes. Work shoes, sneakers and dress shoes. It is never an issue which shoes to wear. We however have to deal with "the look", comfort, these shoes are nice but don't go with the pants we have on - consider changing pants. Some pants are long, requiring a higher sole on the shoe. Change shoes 5 times. Change pants. Change top. Go back to your original outfit...

And this is why it takes them only 20 minutes and us an hour and a half. Sometimes when DH is fussing at me I threaten to go out after only 20 minutes too - no matter how bad I look, but I just can't do that to me or the outside world.

Now I have to go back and read everyone's posts.

happy2bme
01-07-2013, 12:21 PM
Ok, back again.

DH got a call this morning. They have a cancellation at the cardiologist's office. Thing is, I am supposed to work that day and we have a few of the people away so I can't have anyone to substitute although we could probably close the store for the day. I did want to go with him but he said it's just a consultation so I don't really have to go with. I'd rather he see the doctor sooner, he just has not gotten the event monitor to have anything to show the doctor. I'm thinking this thing will drag out for a few months. :(

I went through the freezer yesterday. Tossed some expired stuff and defrosted some cod. It came out terrible. Ick. Had to figure out something else - I had some beef - I thought it was some roast beef that I stupidly did not mark the package. So I tossed it in the microwave - it was a frozen block and tried to cook it quickly. Turned out it was Italian Beef from Portillo's in Chicago. Good stuff and I was actually thinking of making that for dinner one night this week, but it didn't go with the side dishes I had made and more importantly, we didn't have the Italian bread to put it on, just ate it loose. DH was a sport about it. We'll have the rest of it for lunch today. Sometimes dinners just don't work out. :shrug:

I do want to finish putting away the Christmas stuff today and get that all over and done with. Got some laundry to do and clean up the bathrooms. It's also garbage day and I need to check one of my cabinets that I had chips and stuff in - I'm sure there's some old stuff in there that needs to be tossed. That's about it for me. Was debating about going to the grocery store but I think I'm better off just using what I have here. Will start Weight Watchers next week when I can eat clean again.

Laura - boy I sure DON'T miss that kick off the new year, rah rah stuff at work. Call me cynical ;) Especially the first week back like you say when everyone is bummed out that the holidays/time off is over with and it's a LONG way to the next holiday in May. I'm in the camp that doesn't like the nutcrackers either. Those teeth are creepy to me. Maybe I watched too many episodes of Night Gallery when I was younger. They just look like things that would come to life at night and bite your toes off :yikes: :lol: Be careful walking at night - good idea to have a flashlight - we used to use those too when we were taking nightly walks. It's so hard to see the slippery spots on the sidewalks, especially with the shadows. I told DH I was not a fan of walking outside at night. And you can't really get a good walk in at the malls either - especially if one of your reasons is to walk with a furry companion. I think those pinkish street lights make it a bit more difficult to see where you're going.

Annie - yep the hardest thing about having someone living with you is having to work around sex. Helps that Dad's at the other end of the hall. Maybe you can have Friday date nights and someone takes Dad out for the evening. ;) I totally get what you mean about wanting to make his remaining time comfy. Bless you both :hug: you will never regret it. How adorable that Lil Man crawled over to you for a reach out hug. Nothing cuter than a baby reaching for you. I do have a foot spa - use it on a regular basis. The last time my foot was really bad I had a bucket with ice water, would plunge my foot in it for a minute until I couldn't stand it, then put it in the hot spa water. Did that about 20 times - it did help. I actually find the eucalyptus salts work better for me than the epsom salts. Don't know why... Maybe C will get you a dandy new washer soon, although I hope yours holds up for a while yet. Too soon after Christmas to have extra expenses. Watch for sales in January.

Michelle - sorry the lungs are giving you troubles. Do you think you will feel better in CA without the cold we have here? That's nice of the ex to keep Santa while you go to the gym. Has his Mom moved in with him permanently or is she just visiting for a few months? Yes pizza will do a number on the blood sugar. I have no advice for avoiding pizza either other than to ask if they offer whole wheat crusts. I used to like South Beach's frozen individual pizzas but nothing is like a fresh pizza pie. And yes, there is nothing wrong with being guarded about a new relationship. Sometimes I think that's easier. You don't fall for the next one who comes along and get yourself hurt. DH and I were both gun shy when we met each other, I think it really helped as we took time to get to know each other. I also like the suggestion someone made about taking time to get to know yourself and what you want in this next phase of your life. Sometimes we spend alot of time serving others at a cost to ourselves.

Mel - OMG those cookies look soooo good. It's a good thing they are just a picture. Reminds me of these silver bell cookies I used to make a long time ago. A pistol to make as the dough was tough to work with but they were so amazingly delicious. I no longer have the recipe so they are no longer a temptation. I would offer you some of my shelves but I have more than enough stuff to fill them. Not to say I couldn't find you a spot or too but don't expect much :rofl: I'm so glad the seniors liked your Christmas card idea. I'm sure it touched alot of people. The holidays can be very lonely for some. How did your blow dry come out? Do you have a firey mane like the runway models? If so, give me tips. :lol:

Shad - glad the picture tips helped. Loved the pictures. As for the skies on fire, that's not Tasmania, is it? Ok, I know it's not but perhaps some of the soot in the air is contributing to the colorful rises and sets. I always said the best part of waking up early is those gorgeous skies.

Hello Ceejay, Java, Ellen and Patty. :wave:

Time for me to get busy. Later chicks.

Laura705
01-07-2013, 01:23 PM
Happy - LOL re how long it takes men vs. women to get dressed to go out in public. :lol: And so true! Though I do save some time at home by putting on my makeup in the car or on the train. :D Probably better for dh to take advantage of the cancellation at the doc's and get the ball rolling. Is this the one where he'll get his monitor?

Sorry your dinner didn't work out - it's not as if you didn't try!

Thankfully, our kickoff isn't this week. I don't think I've seen the invitation yet...and luckily we have a holiday on President's Day this year, so I don't have to wait clear until May for a day off. We don't get it every year - depends on how the other holidays fall. This year, the 4th of July is on a Thursday and we don't get Friday off. Christmas is on a Wed. and we only get that one day. In 2012 we didn't get Pres day off, but we got both Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Anyway, it's not like I can't take a day off - we also get two Floating Holidays on top of the usual ones, and I also have the 3 vacation days I carried over from 2012. I should plan a day off this month. Maybe I'll choose a wacky holiday - see this link, there's some good ones: http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/weird_january_holidays.html

Okay, another non-lover of nutcrackers!! We don't need a reminder of the (nutty) aunt who gives them to us - she's pretty memorable on her own. BTW, we'll be getting together to celebrate her 80th this Saturday!

Yeh, a flashlight is a must when walking in the dark. The one I use is a good bright one with LED bulbs, but it doesn't have a strap - I'd like to let it dangle from my wrist when I'm not using it because I don't want to keep taking it in/out of my pocket. I might have to wear the headlight one, LOL. Coal wears a light too - his is a repurposed lighted bike reflector that blinks many different ways. I call it his "blinkie". ;)

Okay, lunch is just about over. Back to it. Happy Garbage Day and good luck with getting the Christmas decorations put away. :)

MELODY525
01-07-2013, 03:02 PM
http://www.invacare.com/product_files/Torque_SP_Tilt_Rec_400_.gif

THE SALES REP JUST SENT ME A PIC OF THE NEW PROPOSED CHAIR.
THEY SENT A CERTIFIED SALES REP RATHER THAN THE REPAIRMAN.
THE SALES REP INTERVENED WHEN HE OVERHEARD A CONVERSTION & FOUND OUT I WAS HAVING SO MANY PROBLEMS. HE ASSURED ME THE CHAIR WILL BE DELIVERED AND WITH ALL MY SPECIFICATIONS. HE WAS VERY THOROUGH AND I AM PLEASED TO SAY THIS GUY KNEW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT AND UNDERSTOOD MY SPECIAL NEEDS. LET US HOPE HE'S NOT LIKE A "USED CAR" SALESMAN THOUGH....ALL BS!!!:rofl:
I AM FEELING MORE CONFIDENT AND JUST HOPE I DIDN'T PLACE IT IN THE WRONG PERSON. :crossed:

I GOT MT. WASHMORE STARTED AND ONE LOAD IS FINISHED. EVEN SORTED STUFF OUT FOR MY BOSS AND STILL FEEL GREAT. HOPE EVERYONE ELSE HAD A GREAT DAY TOO. MINE WAS NEAR PERFECT. :angel:

annie175
01-07-2013, 03:53 PM
WOW Mellie...does that wheel chair stand you up also???

MELODY525
01-07-2013, 04:12 PM
THE DAY JUST KEEPS ON GETTING BETTER & BETTER.
WENT BACK DOWN TO MAIL OUT THE NECESSARY PAPERS FOR SOCIAL SECURITY....THE SAGA OF THE PAY RAISE STILL COINTINUES....LOL....AND I FOUND THIS ALONG THE FROM TO THE MAILBOX!!
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTA23KtaCNfX1T-01PzRBSseJqF_0ziAKHHIHYRn42ccaKEIzESnw
IT'S A FRAPPUCCINO KIND OF DAY!!!:D

MELODY525
01-07-2013, 04:13 PM
No It Won't Stand Me Up....does Not Vibrate....or Have A Heated Seat!!! Roflmao

Laura705
01-07-2013, 04:36 PM
Mel - Wait, you mean you didn't put all those things in your specs??? Why not??? :rofl:

Sure hope the rep makes good on his assurances.

Enjoy your frappuccino. :T

ceejay52
01-07-2013, 06:09 PM
:wave: I'm exhausted for some reason. I'll be back tomorrow.

Shad
01-07-2013, 09:42 PM
Think Ceejay needs Mels new chair

annie175
01-08-2013, 08:13 AM
Happy Tuesday.....

What a lovely evening C and I had and we didn't do anything special. He didn't get home from work until 6:30, I had a taco layered salad with tortilla chips ready. We ate, I cleaned the kitchen then we just sat and talked for 30 minutes before he went to bed. He kissed me goodnite, and said, "you look especially beautiful tonight and glowing". I said, thank you and I AM NOT PREGGERS NOR ARE WE HAVING BABIES. lol. He came through at just the right time with sweetness as I had kind of a down day yesterday. First days of dieting are always bummers. I feel pretty good today.

Since my son is a plumber for a major company, he is going to put the new higher toitie in for dad within the next few weeks. He is such a good son. He thinks he may be able to get one at a discount somewhere that the company gets their product. Fingers crossed. If not, I found one for about 175.00. Free installation by DS.

MELLIE....the vanilla frappuccinos are the bomb. They are easy to get hooked on and did you know they have a "light" version of it that doesn't taste any different than the regular version? Kind of hard to locate them, but they do. Man, sorry to hear you wheelchair doesn't come with all the frillies. What about Sven to push you around in it and massage your shoulders?

CEEG..get some rest sister, you must need it if you are feeling exhausted. Energy vibes coming your way.......

SHADDIE...how is the J.O.B. coming along. Did they get any smarter over the weekend while you were gone? haha

LAURA...yes our next holiday off is May. We counted yesterday and it is only like 109 days till our next day off...Blah. I have about 61 hours built up, but don't want to waste them...Loved the weird website, I shared it with a co-worker and she got even a bigger kick out of it than I did.

HAPPY...Man these dang doctors, they cancel and change things on us like it is nobody's business, but let us forget an appointment and we get dinged $$. It is all BS. Hope DH gets all straightened out on things. Oh and believe me, I will be calling on the brothers to take dad out or visit with them come summer time. That is my season. lol

CHELLE...I know what you mean on the gun shy thing about relationships and love. My divorce was final in 2004 and I didn't even date until 2007 or later. Just didn't want the headache. My best piece of advice is this...Love and relationships should be easy, if you have to fight for it or make excuses for bad behavior..it is a no go!

Hello's to the rest of ya's.

Gotta get ready for the management visit and the rah rah rah BS.

Loves and hugs.

annie175
01-08-2013, 08:14 AM
I have noticed many of us worldlies are quite comedians.

and HAPPY love the man vs. women routine....very good!

MELODY525
01-08-2013, 08:38 AM
http://www.picgifs.com/graphics/s/sleeping/graphics-sleeping-670900.gif

SOUNDED LIKE CEEJAY NEEDED A NICE COZY NAP YESTERDAY.
WAIT TILL THE NEW RECLINING * TILTING CHAIR COMES.
i'M SURE YOU'LL LIKE IT AND I HAVE A NICE SOFT THROW TO PUT OVER YOU:cloud9:




:cofdate: GOOD MORNING CHICKLETTES.
THE SUN IS SHINING AND THE TEMPS WILL BE RISING.
I AM THINKING OF DOING NOTHING TODAY.
MY RIBCAGE IN THE BACK IS "LOCKING UP" A LITTLE BIT.
I THINK IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH PUTTING THE ORNAMENTS AWAY.
TOO MUCH STRETCHING.
STILL VERY EXCITED ABOUT YESTERDAY :dance:
FEELS LIKE CHRISTMAS ALL OVER AGAIN.
NOTHING ELSE IS NEW.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY :moped:




HAPPY....YOUR CARD WAS ADORABLE WITH ALL THE WOODSTOOCKS,
CHARILEI BROWN & SNOOPY. JEN LOVED IT TOO.
IT'S ON THE WORLLDLY WALL OF FAME. :hohoho:
I LAUGHED ABOUT THE FIERY MANE....MINE IS THIN & BLOND/WHITE.
LUCKY I HAVE ENOUGH TO COVER MOST OF MY SCALP:rofl: :rofl:
I THINK OF DH OFTEN HOPING HE FINDS AN ANSWER.
I REMEMBER THOSE DAYS WELL....STILL HAVE THEM :lol3:
I TOLD JEN ONE DAY I WILL DROP DEAD & THEY CAN OPEN ME UP TO SEE WTF IT WAS:lol3:
MANY DRS HAVE TOLD ME IT'S COMMON AND HAS TO DO WITH
THE "ELECTICAL WIRING" OF THE HEART.
GUESS THAT'S THE LAYMAN'S TERMS.
WE LIVE IN A WORLD FILLED WITH STRESS THAT IS FAST PACED.
EVERY SHOW YOU SEE ON TV ALMOST MAGNIFIES THAT SPEEDY PACE.
SO IT'S HARD TO "COME DOWN" FROM THE HEIGHTS OF LIFE.
THAT'S WHY THE DR SAID MEDITATE.
WHEN I DO IT ....IT REALLY DOES HELP.
SENDING HIM A BIG OLE HUG :hug:
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DINNER.
SOME DAYS ARE BETTER FOR TAKE OUT:lol3: :lol3:




LAURA....A WOMAN TOLD ME YESTERDAY THAT SEASON 2 WAS ON ALL WEEKEND.
WISH I WOUOLPD HAVE KNOWN THAT. I'D HAVE LIKED TO WATCH IT ALL OVER AGAIN.
I PROMISE NO SPOILERS FROM ME!!!
IT'S A LOVELY RELAXING TIME FOR ME AND I CAN'T GET ENOUGH.
BTW....JEN FEELS THE SAME ABOUT CLOWNS AND SOME NUTCRACKERS.
SHE SAID THEY HAVE EVIL FACES:rofl: :rofl:
I'LL HAVE TO CHECK OUT YOUR LINK LATER.
I SAW JUST YESTERDAY THAT WE HAVE THAT MOINDAY OFF THIS MONTH TOO.:dance:




ANNIE...I HOPE ONCE DAD COMES THAT ALL OF YOU CAN SETTLE DOWN.
I GUESS DAD IS JUST AS NERVOUS & SCARED LIKE THE SENIORS WHEN THEY FIRST COME HERE.
SORRY YOU AND C WON'T BE SCREWING ALL OVER THE HOUSE.
MAYBE WE CAN CHIP IN AND SEND DAD TO A MOVIE ONCE A WEEK!!:rofl: :rofl:
I KNOW IT'S NOT REALLY FUNNY:hug:
AND IT DOES TAKE SOME OF THE SPONTANEITY OUT OF IT.
IF HE HEARS A "SQUEAL" YOU CAN ALWAYS SAY YOU ROLLED OVER ON SASSY!!




MICHELLE...HAPPY IS RIGHT.
TAKE THE TIME TO GET TO KNOW YOURSELF AND WHO YOU ARE NOW.
NOT JUST PICK SOMEONE TO FILL THE EMTY HOLES IN YOUR LIFE.
THAT'S WHAT I DID AND LIVE TO REGRET IT TO THIS DAY.
SOME NOT VERY NICE MEMORIES AND MORE PAIN.
TAKE TIME TO BREATHE!!
\HOPE THE LUNGS FEEL BETTER SOON.

annie175
01-08-2013, 08:47 AM
Simple Marinara Sauce

2 T Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatos
1 (28 ox) can tomato puree or sauce
2 T dried oregano
2 T dried parsley
Cup Grated Romano cheese
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 bay leaves
1 t. onion powder

Heat oil in pan. Saute garlic until aromatic and tender. Stir in crushed tomatos, tomato puree/sauce, oregano, parsley, cheeses, bay leaves and onion powder. Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 40 minutes.

(I also added mushrooms)

annie175
01-08-2013, 08:48 AM
Oh and HAPPY...got your lovely Christmas card yesterday. I just loved the scene on the front of it. C actually liked it even more...reminded him of growing up in the stix of Bunker Hill, Indiana...lol Thank you for brightening our night!

ceejay52
01-08-2013, 09:23 AM
Morning
Told you I was exhausted yesterday. This morning I over slept so it's not going to be a good day at work. I was only a minute late but I called my co-worker to let her know.

Mel
Thanks for lending me your new chair. I had to miss my b12 injection due to all the snow last week. And the dr here didn't want to give me one. He was upset that I'm taking Mobic. I'm going to have to keep the doctor in Jonesboro.

Annie
C. sounds so sweet. Are you letting your dad move in with you and C? That's sweet.

Happy
The man verses woman getting ready is right on. This morning I jumped into my clothes brushed my teeth, brushed through my hair and came to work. I feel dirty since I didn't take my shower. And hope I don't smell.
When I got here, my boss said laughingly sit down and write I will not be late for work 100 times.

More later, I've got to get myself to going this morning.

Laura705
01-08-2013, 11:02 AM
Morning all!

Ceejay - I hate that feeling when you realize you've overslept! Are you at least more well-rested today?? Get over to the doc and get your b12 shot!!! PS You probably don't smell, but just keep your distance to be on the safe side, haha. :D :lol: (When the dog got skunked and both he and the house reeked, I went to work with the smell in my nostrils and it stayed there all day and I was so paranoid that other people could smell it, LOL.)

Mel - Have a wonderful do-nothing day!! So you have Martin Luther King Day off work this month (21st). Nice!

Annie - Glad you liked the weird holidays website. Yeh, I don't want to waste my vacation days in the winter, but I need to break up the time a bit just for sanity's sake. :dizzy: You're right about the docs - you can wait and wait for your appointment or they call and want to reschedule, or they LOSE your appointment (like the gyne just did to me back in Dec/Nov), but they act like our time isn't valuable at all. :mad: Reminds me, still have to reschedule my gyn appt. What a PITA having to schedule around TOM.

Good Day to Shad, Michelle, Happy, Ellen, Patty & Java.
:coffee2::coffee2::coffee2::coffee2::coffee2:

Well, yesterday wasn't the best day for me - found some !@#$% errors on a spreadsheet. :tantrum: I think at least the error is in a favorable direction. We'll see. Yesterday I focused on looking at each individual item and making corrections, and not looking at the big picture. That'll be today. Bleh.

Didn't do anything productive last night. I was going to make some lentil soup, but we didn't have one item needed. I'll make it tonight. I'll let you know how it turns out and post the recipe or link if it's good.

Most of the Christmas stuff is back in its bins, so I think bf is going to haul them up to the attic today. He should probably just wait for me and we can do it together. Much easier to have one of us at the top of the stair/ladder and the other handing the bins up. Teamwork!! Besides, we usually deal with the tree together since it's so cumbersome. Whatever. I'd be happy not seeing all that stuff sitting there when I get home tonight.

The movie group chose "Les Miserables" for tonight, but I'm not up for that. I saw it on stage and didn't much care for it, so I'll probably skip it.

Back to work. :comp:

ceejay52
01-08-2013, 01:45 PM
Laura
No I'm not rested today. Infact I feel hung over. Think I'll call the doctor's office in Jonesboro to see if I need an appointment for lab work. I know i don't to for the b12. I'm going to have him to do things again. I may have to pay for it but that's alright.

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For those on facebook. I've deactivated my account. I'm getting so much stuff I can't see what others are saying. I may sign up for a new account. I'll friend you again.

diyana
01-08-2013, 03:44 PM
Good afternoon ladies -

I could so use a nap. I didn't sleep well last night. I didn't fall asleep until after 11, which is REALLY late for me, and I don't think I fell into a really deep restful sleep all night. And Santa was even being really good and cuddly.

Tonight after work, I'm going grocery shopping and then I have a counseling appointment and I'm leaving Santa with my ex overnight. I really miss Santa when he's not home with me in the evening, but maybe I'll be able to fall asleep earlier. Or maybe I'll just take some Nyquil and force the sleepiness. :yes: Nyquil keeps me from coughing as much at night, which is also good.

If I were breathing better, I might go to the gym before my counseling appointment, since the appointment isn't until 6 pm. We'll see...I still might. I mean really, who needs to breathe? It's so darn repetitive and redundant. :rofl:

Okay, ladies, so I have something to share...I have a gentleman friend (an ex-boyfriend from 25 years ago who lives in CA) who has expressed interest in getting to know me again, and we went on a couple short dates when I was in Northern CA visiting over Christmas. I'm not ready to rush into anything though...and I'm being totally upfront about that. Heck, I don't even know if I'll be living in Northern CA when I move out there. And I do ABSOLUTELY need to grieve my marriage and get past the hurt and dysfunction, and spend time just with me, before I move forward. Believe me...I am NOT rushing into ANYTHING. :nono: Sorry I didn't tell you chicks about him before...there just wasn't and still isn't much to tell. Also, I don't know if my ex knows that I post on this site and I'd rather he not know ANYTHING about this particular friend of mine. So please DO NOT mention this on Facebook, ok?

Also, I can't remember if I mentioned this or not...Feb. 15 is my court date, so I'll be a single chick again. I've got mixed feelings about this of course. Sadness that the marriage is over; optimistic and kind of excited that I can make my future what I want it to be. It just seems really quick (at least to me) that 23 years of being together can be over in less than 6 weeks from now and in just over 5 months from the date I found the emails between the ex and his gf.

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Happy - I loved your take on men vs. women in terms of getting ready - funny because it's true. :rofl: As to your question if my lungs will be better in the warm, dryer CA weather...it's hard to say. I'm sure my lungs will appreciate the warmer climate...but they might do worse with the smog if I end up living in the heart of Silicon Valley (near my stepmom) or in the Inland Empire of Southern CA (near my sister). If I am able to find work and an affordable place near San Diego, then I'll probably be okay because they don't have much smog due to the wonderful ocean breezes. I believe it was Shad who made the very wise suggestion that I should get to know me and what I want in this phase of my life. And that's exactly what I intend on doing.

Mel - I love your fancy new chair! I hope it's as wonderful as the sales rep says...and that it truly meets your needs with no cost to you! I do think you should've requested the vibration, heated seat and massage options. :rofl: I love Frappuccino too. Thanks for the good advice about not rushing into anything. Not to worry, sister. I did that once before also...after Ex #1. I'm going to fill the empty holes myself...with Santa's company to cheer me up. :)

Ceejay - I hope you're able to get in to see the doc or at least get some tests done. Quite frankly, I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired...but I know that I'm tired because of not getting enough oxygen and struggling to breathe. Stupid bronchitis. :tantrum: Let us know what the tests show...and also when you're back on FB.

Annie - So nice that Tater is going to put in a higher toilet for dad. :) Thanks for the great advice on relationships. When I am ready for a relationship...I want easy, I want fun, and I don't want drama or trauma. Thanks for the Marinara sauce recipe. :)

Laura - Bummer about the spreadsheet errors. I hate finding errors. I haven't done anything productive in the evenings in days/weeks. Hopefully I'll feel better by the weekend as I do have more stuff to move from the house to my new place. I should make some soup...either split pea, or lentil or chili. :drool: I've heard the movie Les Mis was good...but I guess if you didn't enjoy the stage show, you probably wouldn't enjoy the movie. I haven't seen either...and the movie is cheaper than the stage show (though not by much nowadays). :rofl:


Back to work for this chick.

Much love and many hugs,

Shad
01-08-2013, 04:11 PM
Only flybys for me at the moment. I am busy being politically active :rofl: and keeping out of troubles reach at work. Today is really going to test the patience. It is so childish.

Anyway, I will be back with my famous one liners sometime soon.
Don't know if any of you saw the dog in the GSD photo on facebook who said - " Don't get confused BETWEEN my personality and my attitude. My PERSONALITY is who I am, My ATTITUDE depends on who you are! " or words to that effect. So true. Today I am the watchdog and the decoy so some others in the office can get some things done without interference.
And I shouldn't have put those words to paper either, so don't go talking out of turn

MELODY525
01-09-2013, 07:49 AM
http://www.sfdsparma.org/images/spaghetti.gif
NOW I AM WISHING I HAD ANNIE'S SAUCE CAUSE I HAVE THE TURKEY MEATBALLS!!


GOOD MORNING CHICKS.
VERY GLOOMY START TO WHAT WAS PREDICTED A "HOT DAY".
MAYBE THE WEATHERMAN IS SCREWY.
I WOKE WITH MY FINGER ALL SPRAINED AGAIN.
NOT SURE IF I DO THIS DURING THE DAY OR AT NIGHT. WTF:tantrum:
THINK I WILL JUST STAY HOME TODAY.
I ENDED UP DOWNSTAIRS THREE TIMES TOTAL.
CRAP NEEDED TO BE STRAIGHTENED OUT.
EVERYWHERE I TURNED SOMEONE WAS SICK.
THE LAST TIME I FOUND OUT THE HEAD HONCHO HAD JUST BEEN HERE WITH A FEVER.
THEN HE LEFT TO GO HOME??? WHAT WAS HE THINKING???
SO FAR I HAVE DODGED ALL THE BULLETS BUT NOT PRESSING IT TODAY.
ALL THE PAPERWORK FOR THE RAISe IS FINSIHED I THINK.
FAXED THEM OUT ANOTHER 2 WEEKS OF PAYSTUBS.
GREAT CAESAR'S GHOST BUT THEY ARE A PAIN IN MY BUTT.
NOW I HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT THEIR COMPUTER MAKES OF ALL THIS.
WANNA BET THEY TELL ME I OWE THEM ROUGHLY $2 OR $3? :rofl:
HOPE YOU GALS HAVE A GREAT DAY :encore:





ANNIE....I WAS THINKING ABOUT YOU AND C LAST NIGHT.
HE IS SUCH A KIND MAN AND VERY THOUGHTFUL.
I WAS ALSO SO GLAD YOUR SON CAN TAKE CARE OF THE BATHROOM FOR DAD.
THAT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR HIM TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT HIMSELF TOO.
GOOD LUCK WITH THE DIETING. WE ARE DOING IT TOGETHER.
I FIND THE SCALE CREEPING UP AND NEED TO GET RID OF SOME WEIGHT.
I WEIGHED IN AT 191 AGAIN!! :faint:






CEEJAY.....SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE IS OVERSLEEPING.
WONDER IF IT'S DUE TO MILDER TEMPS AND SINUS ISSUES.
hOPE YOU FEEL A BIT MORE RESTED. :beach:
WHEN I LOOKED UP MOBIC I CAN SEE WHY SOME DRS MIGHT NOT LIKE IT.
MY DR IS LIKE YOURS....I WOULD HAVE TO BE HALF DEAD BEFORE HE WOULD PRESCRIBE IT:rofl:
BUT SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO TAKE WHAT WORKS!





LAURA....I LAUGHED OUT LOUD AT THE "TEAMWORK" :lol3: :lol3:
HOPE THE BOXES WERE PUT AWAY THOUGH. BUT FUNNY!!!:rofl:
YOU REALLY CRACK ME UP SOMETIMES.
MY DO NOTHING DAY STARTED OUT LIKE YOURS.
ERRORS ALL OVER THE PLACE.
HOPE YOU'RE GETTING THEM SORTED OUT.
I DID MINE VIA YELLING AT MAINT. MEN :rollpihn:
WISH YOURS WAS AS EASY TO FIX.
I COULD LEND YOU MY ROLLING PIN!!





MICHELLE....YOU KNOW WE ALL WISH YOU THE BEST ON ANY DECISION YOU MAKE.
JUST MAKE SURE YOU'RE DOING WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOURSELF.
HOPE THE SESSION WENT WELL LAST NIGHT.
KICK THE EX B*STARD TO THE CURB ON THE 15TH!!!!
I'LL FRASSING HELP YOU RUN HIM OVER!! LOL
HE AND HIS GF DESERVE EACH OTHER.
REMEMBER THAT NOTHING GOOD WILL COME OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP...
BECAUSE THEY USED DECEPTION & LIES.
IT'S CALLED KHARMA!!!!





SHADDIE....I LOVE THAT SAYING.
I WILL HAVE TO USE THAT AT SOME POINT IN MY LIFE....OR MAYBE ON MY HEADSTONE:rofl: :rofl:
STAY OUT OF HARM'S WAY AND KEEP THE LIP ZIPPED!!http://cdn.sheknows.com/graphics/emoticons/ziplip.gif

annie175
01-09-2013, 08:14 AM
Batsh*t...lost my post. D*mn it

annie175
01-09-2013, 08:42 AM
Happy Hump Day/Trash Day...

Wish me luck....Louisville management will be here today. I am so not looking forward to it. I will let you know tonight if I still have a job or not.

DS can get the toitie, hardware etc for 120. bucks and install for free. The best I could do was 175.00 and that was just for the toitie and not the hardware. Planning on getting that done in the next couple of weeks BEFORE dad moves in.

SHADDIE...I thought I saw you fly by when I was gazing up at the moon last night...ba haha.

MELLIE...we are supposed to be warmer today also. 45 and rain when I woke up this morning however the sun is supposed to poke it's head out this afternoon and rain stop for a bit. Just what position are you sleeping with that finger that you wake up with a sprain? lol

CHELLE...make this rekindled friendship, just that, a friendship for now. Remember this is about you and only you. Do NOT make concessions and just do the things he likes to do or kiss his a$$....it should be the other way around or at least 50/50. Men do not like you any better if you are a door mat. As a matter of fact they tend to walk all over you. Let him meet YOUR expectations. Ok, nuff said. hugs...

CEEG...hope you are feeling better sister...maybe the tests will reveal a minor tweak that is needed.

LAURA...hope your day is going smoothly...rah, rah, rah....BLAH!

Hello's to all the rest of ya's.

Loves and hugs

ceejay52
01-09-2013, 09:06 AM
Morning
It's raining today. This is a big system and the weatherman said to expect 3-6 inches. The mighty Missisppi will appreciate it.
I'm feeling my age this morning. Not sure where this pain is coming from unless its due to the pulled muscle. My whole left arm is very tender. I may have over done it yesterday.
My eye glasses came in so I'm going to pick them up tomorrow. Also made an appointment with the dr in Jonesbor for next Thursday. Think I'm going to ask him to xray my shoulder.

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Michelle
I'm with Mel on kicking dh to the curb. I realize it will be hard to do especially after 23 years of marriage. If you are not ready for the other friendship/relationship let it go. You have the right to grieve your marriage.

Mel
I haven't heard the expression great Caesar's ghost ini a while. Wasn't that the newspaper editor saying on Superman. I'm not sure why I over slept. Think I'm exhausted. I need to stay home and rest.

Laura
Hope you have found all the errors on the spread sheet. Has the Christmas decorations been put back into the attic?

Happy
I got your Christtmas card yesterday. It was adorable.

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

ceejay52
01-09-2013, 09:09 AM
Annie
You snuck in on me. I feel for you with the top dogs being there. Glad your son could get the same toilet for cheaper. Is your company cutting back again?

annie175
01-09-2013, 09:57 AM
CEEG...this company is always cutting back...they just took away our delivered water. Now we have to drink nasty tasting tap toilet water. lol I don't drink it. I bring my own water in from home. Hope you get to feeling better sister.

annie175
01-09-2013, 09:59 AM
My neice that passed away on Dec. 19th, the autopsy came back that her heart just quit beating. Natural death. Weird as she was only 38. So young. God rest her soul.

diyana
01-09-2013, 12:12 PM
Hi ladies -

Believe me...I will not be putting myself second behind anyone...at least not for the foreseeable future. Santa and me....that's all that matters. And I am definitely looking out for what's best for me. That's one of the things my counselor and I discussed last night, and she's very glad to hear that I'm not pinning my hopes or my future on anyone else, nor am I putting anyone's needs (well, maybe Santa's) above mine.

Last night, I had a revelation of sorts. I don't know how many of you are Grey's Anatomy fans...but I'm a big fan. Several seasons ago, when Dr. McDreamy had to choose between his ex-wife and Meredith Grey, Meredith gave this big speech that essentially was, "Pick me. Choose me. Love me." And when I remembered those words last night, I realized that now is the time for ME. I need to PICK ME, CHOOSE ME, LOVE ME. I need to put myself first. I will not make concessions. I need to do what I want with my life and my future. No one else factors into those decisions. I won't be anyone's door mat. :nono:

As for kicking the ex to the curb so to speak...as long as he continues to watch Santa daily (so that Santa's barking doesn't upset the neighbors), I'll probably be having contact with him and gf until I move. But I'm going to limit that as much as possible, that's for sure. I could take Santa to doggie day care every day...and I may end up doing that if it's just to awkward or weird or painful, but saving the several hundred dollars each month will help with moving expenses.

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Mellie - Thanks for the excellent advice, words of wisdom and your unwavering support. Love you, sis!
Annie - I hope the visit from Louisville management goes well. Sending lots of love and prayers your way. That's great news about the price for the toitie. :) So very sad about your niece. :hug: :hug:

Ceejay - The guy understands what I'm going through and he knows I need time and space to grieve and that I have to heal and learn to trust again. He's not asking for anything or pressuring me into anything. I hope you get to stay home and rest in the evenings. I've been doing a lot of that lately. I hope the tenderness in your left arm goes away. Did you sleep on it wrong?

Shad - I love the personality vs. attitude saying!

:wave: to Ellen, Laura, Happy and Java!


Gotta get back to it.

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
01-09-2013, 12:36 PM
Morning all. Close to being half way through this long week. Got through the weekly software project status call pretty quickly today. Two positives. ;)

Annie - Good luck with the L'ville mgt in town today, and RAH-RAH, haha. ( how's that for a rhyme??) :cheer2::cheer3::cheer: So sad about the niece - so young to have her heart give out. Not a previously undiscovered heart defect? Our company doesn't provide water coolers, so most of the time I just drink water out of the coffee/copy room tap, or from the drinking fountain on our floor. We do have a kitchen area on another floor (microwaves, vending machines, etc.) that has a cold water and ice machine. I have no idea if that water is filtered, but I get it from there every once in a while. Chicago water tastes alright, much better than well water, anyway. Nice your ds got the toitie at a nice discount, and super nice that he will be installing it. Must be great to have a plumbing pro in the family!!

Ceejay - Sorry you've got arm pain today. Wonder if an x-ray will show anything...seems like waiting and taking it easy is more likely to do the trick. (Though my bf is always thinking I should get whatever it is checked out by the doc. My opinion is that there will always be some ache or pain, be it passing or chronic.) That's a lot of rain, but we need it, especially the Miss. River. :rain: Yes, I came home from work and all the Christmas decor was put away - a nice surprise! :) I have a feeling the big tree got mangled again with bf trying to cram it through the attic access opening, but as long as the lights didn't break, the rest will survive just fine.

Mel - I'd have to bonk myself with the rolling pin, because these were my own errors, dang it! :mad: No teamwork there, lol. I guess it was teamwork in a way for the Christmas decor un-do - I did some solo on the weekend, bf did the rest solo yesterday, and now it's done! :carrot: Gosh, you must be doing a lot of gesturing and finger-pointing in your sleep to wake up with pain in it! :D I say switch fingers or hands to give that one a break. I might have to learn to hoist my backpack onto my other shoulder - that can't be helping my injured rotator cuff. And carrying the purse on that shoulder doesn't help either, I'm sure. Someday I'll really have to lighten my load. "Great Caesar's Ghost" - never heard that one!!

Shad - Like the personality vs. attitude saying. :) Imagining you skulking around corners or blocking a doorway on your decoy/watchdog duty. Good luck with that. :goodluck:

Michelle - Hope you got a good night's sleep last night. Somehow the night's fly by, but staying up too late too often eventually starts to catch up with me. Wow, 2/15 is not that far away. It definitely happened very quickly, but that's a good thing. Why stretch out an emotionally wrenching time??? As for the old guy friend in CA, good idea to just keep it as a friendship. My friend D who lost her hub nearly 2.5 yrs ago has been actively dating for a while now, but taking things veeerry slowly with the guys she has met. The way she looks at it, even if there isn't chemistry, it can certainly end up being a good friendship or simply a networking opportunity. Sounds like you're wide open in terms of your CA relocation. I'd never heard of southern Cal's "Inland Empire" - I had to look it up! Northern CA or San Diego appeal to me.

Happy - Thanks for your card - very cute!! And I got a chance to look at the link you posted for the seasoning powders. Might have to order some just to give it a try. In the meantime, bf bought the ingredients for more homemade pickles and also homemade sausage. Should be interesting.

:eating2::eating2::eating2::eating2::eating2:
Yesterday wasn't a great eating day for me - some Garrett's Chicago mix popcorn was consumed - but today is another day.

Bf went to the movies with a friend last night and saw "D'Jango Unchained", the newest from Quentin Tarantino. He really liked it. I finally watched the dvd the admin lent (loaned??) me - "Inglorious Basterds" - it was too long and pretty odd, but still entertaining.

I also made a Middle Eastern version of lentil soup last night. It turned out good. It might need some more cumin in it, we'll see. I'd probably cut back on the cayenne - I like spicy stuff, but this soup doesn't really need it. I'll probably be making this again. I've decided I want to buy an immersion blender. It was a PITA transferring some of the soup into the blender to puree it. And I'm not keen on using the blender with hot liquids. But pureeing soups is the only use I can think of for an immersion blender - do any of you have them, and if so, what have you used them for???

Nothing much else to report. I should probably go to the gym tonight. :exercise::exercise::tread::barbell::workout:

annie175
01-09-2013, 02:30 PM
LAURA...nothing wrong with her heart or any other part. Just simply her heart quit beating. Probably she went up and we are the left behind...lol I mean it was the day before the prediction.....Yikes.

diyana
01-09-2013, 02:49 PM
Laura - I actually did get a good night's sleep. Took a couple Nyquil and went to bed early. Slept right through until my alarm went off at 6 am. That's good about your friend...meeting people, yet taking things slowly. There's really not much of a draw to the Inland Empire, so I'm not surprised you haven't heard of it. The only draws that area has for me is that's where my sister and her husband, and my grown nieces and nephew live, and it's less expensive than Silicon Valley or San Diego. I think I'll probably rent Django. i did like the movie Inglorius Basterds. As for an immersion blender...I bought one on sale to make smoothies....and it's still in the box unopened and unused. I use my regular blender for smoothies.

annie175
01-09-2013, 08:44 PM
Here is the management update:

We are the right size office for our needs for 2013. There will be no more lay offs this year. My thought: well yeah, we are all doing 3 to 5 positions at the moment. Who would do another 3 or 4, we cannot. Thank you, I guess.....

We have to be out of this building and suite by Jan 31st, so get rid of everything we can by then so the move to the TEMPORARY office will be less...What a temporary office you say? Yes, we could not find a suitable place in the past 18 mos. (as the Michigan managment dropped the ball) and did not give the Louisville office enough time to deal with it. (6 mos). OK...Right, too much to even think about...equipment, computers, phones, email, agents, brokers, sold groups. OMG...talk about stress for the next couple of months.

Cut all spending down, really, are you kidding? We are working with less than the homeless people...Sorry ladies...but thanks to Obamacare, 2014 will even be worse for those employed...especially health insurance companies. I will be the homeless person on the corner begging.

On a brighter note..yes, I still have a job, at least through 2013. We got a great free lunch from management at a nice establishment.

Sorry if I sound negative...but I have suffered enough of the CRAP I am dealt from the govt.

Goodnight from me and Sassy...xoxo

annie175
01-09-2013, 09:17 PM
On a further note: CMA Awards.....I am sick, sick, sick, of Taylor Swift and all her Oh Whoa is me, lost in love cause I am an idiot...gets an award....puke...just IMO....sorry if it offends....

happy2bme
01-10-2013, 01:27 AM
Howdy peeps,

Sorry I didn't get in here. Yesterday we went up to Duluth to see the specialist. DH liked him alot. He concurred with the original cardiologist - namely that DH has a strong heart in excellent condition. He does have atrial fibrulation but it is not a danger to him for now. If he choses to do anything, it is a personal choice. For now they will increase the dose on the palpitation medicine to see if that helps. I told him that the next step - ablation - is very invasive and he needs to think long and hard about whether he wants to do that. They run a catherer in your leg artery up to the heart and basically electric shock the heart to kill heart muscle and create scar tissue. DH's problem is all electrical and apparently scar tissue will not conduct electricity. I guess it's the one time scar tissue is a good thing. We left there and he was relieved so it's a good thing.

While up there I wanted to stop for an early dinner. There are chain restaurants they have up there which is a nice change of pace from our usual fair up this way. We went to Applebees - eatin' good in the neighborhood - just like our house for the animals :lol: I had the bbq ribs (totally FORGETTING that I just bought some ribs to make for dinner this week) and DH had steak and shrimp. We both enjoyed our meal. Took a walk around the mall - nothing of much interest there - I was hoping to find something to use my gift card I received my my boss at the popcorn shop. I just picked up a small candle on clearance at Bath and Bodyworks but paid cash for that.

Got a call from the boss - I will be working the next 3 days straight :( Been a change in the other girl's schedules so we had to switch some things around. Pretty soon going to be just me and the boss. Since I will be working the next 3 days I tried to get some things done around here - a bit of cleaning, some laundry and I did get a bunch of great recipes from the heart clinic yesterday - they had a special display. I will share with Sis so we can set Mom up with some good stuff and change of pace easy meals. They are heart healthy so good for us to eat too. I find that WW requires alot of up front planning to be successful. I need to add some discipline back into my life this year.

Annie - I was watching the People's Choice awards tonight too and was disappointed that Taylor Swift won also. I chalk it up to the public's skewed views of what they think is interesting. And at 23 dating an 18 year old boy, she is now creepy and desperate. I'm sorry about all the changes at the office - that is the new corporate America now - you do 5 people's jobs before they figure out how to send your job overseas. As for Obamacare, I'm not sure how a good concept went so terribly bad. I am paying a FORTUNE for health insurance, and even after paying that, I pay 30 to 50 percent of the cost of my health care bills. And I hear that companies will be dumping health coverage for their employees, the first wave being the retirees in 2014. I think they want us all to get sick and die off early. But if that happens who will take care of the seniors and the baby birds who never learned to grow up? It sounds like your job is going to be horribly stressful as the months roll by. I can't help but wonder how much management bonuses will be while the working stiffs get by with less than the bare minimum. Be glad you have heat and an indoor toilet missy :devil: You were probably better off at CVS - just that you can't make enough money to live in at a job like that. I really don't know what the answer is any more :no: :shrug: I guess you get numb, go in, do what you have to and run out of there and try to relax and with the good things in your home life. That's very sad about your niece but in cases like this, I have to believe that there is a plan for everyone and sad as it is, your niece was done doing what she needed to do here and so she moved on to the next "part" of life. My Mom has one of those high toilets. We call it the throne and I actually love it. She hates it. Of course she's 4 foot 9 so maybe it's too high for her but I think it's way better on the back and legs. Hope your Dad will like it, especially since guys tend to use it for longer periods than we do.

Michelle - glad you got a good sleep - Nyquil is good for that. I didn't realize until I looked at 2 bottles side by side that they have 2 kinds - one for coughing, one for cold and flu. Both are wonderful at knocking you out for a good sleep. Sounds like you have a couple of options for relocating out west. Never been to SD but I hear it's gorgeous. Great weather. Expensive though, but where in CA is it cheap? Guess availability of work would be one of my biggest decision factors as you can't do much of anything else if that one falls through. Are you going to have to wean Santa off his playmates one day as you get closer to moving? Kind of hard to explain to a pup why things are suddenly different.

Laura - let us know how the pickles and sausage comes out. There had heart friendly recipes for both of those items believe it or not. I might just have to try them. I have an immersion blender - bought it 100 years ago when I was doing Slim Fast/Carnation Instant Breakfast at work and it was great for getting all that powder blended well into the milk. I do like it alot for cooking. It stirs things fast but is not a substitute for a blender. I use it to blend soft foods like my homemade cream of broccoli soup but anything with hard bits like shredded carrot it won't blend too well. So it would be good for the soup puree you mentioned. I also have a special salad dressing made with oil, vinegar and sugar and a few other things for a strawberry spinach salad I make. I usually do it in the blender but it's really hard to get the gooey dressing out of the blender cup so I tried using the immersion blender. It did ok, but does not blend the oil in as well as a blender would do. You could do a smoothie in it, provided you didn't use any ice chunks. I still think it was a good investment. While we were at the library the other day I picked up the book Room and started reading it while waiting for DH at the doctor. It does kind of grab you. We'll have to have a book discussion. ;) One of the recipes the dietician made yesterday was sloppy joes with lentils. I tried some and it was really good. I've never had lentils before. Will have to start cooking with them. Everyone who saw the movie D'jango seems to like it alot. Hasn't come up this way yet.

Ceejay - hope you didn't get that much rain today. 3 to 6 inches is an awful lot. The approaching storm could also be affecting your arm with aches and pains. How about just soaking away your aches in a nice warm bath with some epsom salts? I'm partial to eucalyptus myself for the aches. Sometimes an electric blanket on low helps you feel better too.

Mel - Great Caesar's Ghost??? Shades of Superman. But then again, you ARE super girl. I would like to whack people who are sick going out in public - there is so much flu going around. However, in the work world, you are expected to show up no matter what so that doesn't help everyone else. Sorry your finger has a boo boo. Are you shooting the bird at people again? Or just the darn paperwork? When will you get your new chair? DH could have used the recline feature when he was upside down installing some glass racks in the dry bar the other day. It was a killer on the back. Are there some pads on the legs though? It looked like those bars in the picture might get uncomfortable.

Shad - hope your day wasn't too miserable. Funny and true about the attitude and personality quote. You can start the day with the best of intentions and then some idiot comes along and stuffs it up.

Hello other worldies :wave:

Even though I took a little nap today - did not do anything for my headache, I still need to get a few hours of sleep in as tomorrow is an early rise day. I did get an appointment with the podiatrist, but not until the 21st. I'm hoping I can pull up a stool at work and sit for a while. Might work on the website a bit or take some pictures for page updates.

Anyway, probably won't get here in the morning so have a good one all. Night night.

annie175
01-10-2013, 07:58 AM
HAPPY...I think Obama makes lovely speeches. As for Obamacare, it sounded good however many did not delve deep enough into what was all involved. Therefore, we got what sounded lovely....too many people jump on bandwagons without first investigating the situation thoroughly, I probably would have too, however working for an insurance company, we got down to the nitty gritty of things as management made sure we were aware of it all.

Did you also know that if you check into some of his bills he is proposing, one of the things he wants to do away with is our mortgage exemption on our taxes. SHOOT ME NOW. If you don't have a bazillion kids and head of household on your taxes, look for a major screwing.

If I had the body, I would wear a bikini on the beach and sell hotdogs from a food wagon.

Good morning my worldlie friends....guess I had better come back with a better attitude...later gators

MELODY525
01-10-2013, 08:16 AM
http://sophiesgift.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/winter-skaters.jpg?w=660

GOOD MORNING CHICKS.
OUR PROMISED WEATHER IS NOTHING TO BRAG ABOUT.
THE TEMPS WERE MILDER BUT NOT LIKE THEY FIRST PREDICTED.
FIRST...THE FINGER COULD BE MILD GOUT.
IT'S PASSING AGAIN BUT NEXT TIME THE DR WANTS A URINE TEST.
SECOND...THOSE FOOTRESTS DEPICTED WILL NOT BE ON MY CHAIR.
THEY ARE MOTORIZED AND WOULD GET IN MY WAY WHEN I TRANSFER.
MY FOOT RESTS WILL BE SMALLER AND MANUAL.
I ONLY USE THEM WHEN I GO TO THE DOCTOR'S OR THE MALL.
CAN'T USE THEM FOR SHOPPING CAUSE THEY KEEP ME TOO FAR AWAY FROM THE SHOPPING CART.
DON'T USE THEM IN THE BUILDING CAUSE THEY GET IN THE WAY FOR TURNING IN OFFICES AND MY OWN APT.

LAST NIGHT WAS ONE ANNOYING DOORBELL AFTER ANOTHER.
I SWEAR THERE MUST HAVE BEEN 10 IN LESS THAN 2 HOURS.
JUMPED ALL OVER MY BOSS ON THE PHONE.
THEN HAD TO CALL BACK AND APOLOGIZE.
SHE DID TOO. SO I GUESS WE'RE EVEN.
NO ONE WANTS TO WORK HERE ANYMORE.
SAD THAT THEY CANNOT SEE THEY BROUGHT THIS ON THEMSELVES.
OH WELL.
I LOVE MY APARTMENT MORE EVERY DAY :lol3: :lol3:





HAPPY.....I LOVE YOUR BIRDIE! HE IS ADORABLE.
I FORGOT TO SAY THAT YESTERDAY.
I AM GLAD DH FEELS BETTER AFTER THE VISIT.
HE GOT MORE INFO THAN I DID. LOL
I HOPE THE MEDS AND A GOOD DR WILL HELP HIM FEEL MORE AT EASE.
TOUGH SITUATION TO BE IN WHEN IT COMES ON.:hug:
LUNCH AND SHOPPING....SOUNDS GOOD TO ME.
HOPE 3 DAYS OF WORK FLIES BY.
EVEN THOUGH IT WAS FOR THE DR VISIT,
I AM GLAD YOU BOTH GOT OUT FOR THE DAY TOGETHER.






ANNIE.....NOT SURE JUST WHAT THAT FINGER IS DOING IN MY SLEEP :rofl:
I AM EMBARASSED TO ADMIT THIS....
BUT I DON'T REMEMBER YOUR NIECE PASSING AWAY???
I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR THAT.
SHE WAS SO YOUNG AND NATURAL CAUSES??? OMG. :hug:
SORRY ABOUT THE MOVING OF THE JOB TOO.
GOING TO BE A BIG PAIN I AM SURE.
THANK GOD THE JOB IS STABLE FOR ANOTHER YEAR.
JUST KEEP SMILING IN LOUISVILLE'S DIRECTION!!!




CEEJAY....GOOD LUCK NEXT WEEK WITH THE OTHER DOCTOR.
HOPE HE CAN SEE WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE LEFT ARM.
HOPE IT FEELS BETTER TODAY. DIDN'T THE PILLS HELP??
YES....GREAT CAESAR'S GHOST WAS FROM SUPERMAN'S BOSS:rofl: :rofl:
REMEMBER THE OLD BLACK AND WHITE SHOWS?
I LOVED THEM.





LAURA...MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT THE ORNAMENTS UP.
AFTER ALL WE'LL ONLY NEED THEM AGAIN IN 348 DAYS!!:hohoho:
GOOD IDEA ON THE IMMERSION BLENDER.
I CAN'T SEE MYSELF LOADING IT ALL INTO ANOTHER BLENDER EITHER:faint:
TOO RIGHT ABOUT YOUR SHOULDER VS THE BAGS.
BUT THEN NEITHER BAG IS GOOD FOR THAT SIDE.:cry:
I'LL JUST HAVE TO COME AND STAY WITH YOU FOR AWHILE.
I'LL BE THE BAG CARRIER. :scooter:





MICHELLE....SO GLAD TO HEAR YOUR SESSION WENT SO WELL.
EVEN BETTER THAT YOUR HEAD IS THINKING OF MICHELLE FOR A CHANGE.
WE GET TOO USED TO CATERING TO OTHERS & TRYING TO MAKE THEM HAPPY.

MELODY525
01-10-2013, 08:19 AM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5253/5513808800_34ef5a5b59.jpg



THERE YA GO ANNIE...NOW START SELLING!!!
WE NEED MONEY TO BUY THE COMMUNE!

annie175
01-10-2013, 08:49 AM
MELLIE...If I looked like that, I would definitely do it...GREAT PICTURE!!

annie175
01-10-2013, 08:57 AM
Thanks to the new tax tables...and the government (Demos and Repubs) my paycheck is now 38 dollars LESS each pay....Poke me in the eye with a stick.

Karen3
01-10-2013, 09:14 AM
Good morning Happy...just had to tell you that I am scheduled for a transesophageal echocardiogram tomorrow at 8am and if there are no clots a cardioversion for my Afib. I'll pm you what it's like and stuff. I am a Golden Girl on 3FC. k3

happy2bme
01-10-2013, 09:16 AM
Morning chicks,

I just have to comment that I am amazed (although I shouldn't be) at Mel's ability to find a picture about just about anything :rofl: Love the hot dog cart picture. Not a single part of me from head to toe that would match anything in that picture now so I'll just hid UNDER the cart and fetch supplies and connect the propane tank :lol:

It's funny that you say that Annie - about the cart. A bazillion years ago DH and I got the opportunity to go to Santa Monica - I was at a conference and we stayed at an amazing hotel right on the beach. We went for walks in the evening and of course wound up at the famous Santa Monica boardwalk/pier. To this day I remember telling DH that we should sell everything we have and open up a small hamburger stand on the pier. :burger: Perhaps that's part of the American DREAM - right up there with selling everything, buying a big RV (mobile home) and spending the rest of your life touring the country and seeing all there is to see.

Also regarding Obamacare, I remember reading right after they starting talking about it that companies would eventually use it as an opportunity to save themselves money and drop insurance as a benefit altogether. I remember that specifically because each year my company was jacking up our premiums higher and higher. One of the benefits ladies inadvertently showed me some numbers as we were having a discussion and I noticed that we were paying almost 60 percent of the total cost of our health insurance premiums. A friend at work and I both had Blue Cross insurance. I took mine through work, she was on her husband's policy - he worked for a major drug manufacturer (the legal kind ;) ) We had exactly the same coverage - family policy, same deductible - what I was paying well over $600 a month for - she was paying just slightly over $200 for. Companies are crying now that they will be forced to provide insurance for those employees who opted not to take it. To that I say B.S. I have never known anyone who totally opted OUT of health insurance altogether. I do know alot of people like myself who were married and compared rates and went with the partner who had the best insurance at the best price - which for us was generally sticking with IBM's coverage for DH. For the better part of 25 years, I didn't cost my employer anything. They pocketed that extra money they didn't spend on premiums for me, never gave me anything and now that they have to pay, they are moaning about it. At one time at IBM they'd actually give you a small stipend if you declined your benefits. Sorry to seem like a whiner but - yes I am cynical, because I got to see how they squeezed blood out of us turnip worker bees yet found the money to be overly extravagent with the so called "management" staff. Obamacare started out as a response to people who had no insurance and used the costly hospital emergency rooms as their "doctor" and now the way it's going down, I think that's exactly what's it's going to drive people to. I know we won't be able to afford these ridiculous rates we are paying for much longer. I think we are slowly turning into a third world country :(

Mel - for a minute I thought you might have dug out the pencils and did a quick sketch for Annie :write: That makes alot of sense with changing the footrests on the chair. You want the best mobility you can get living in a world that many times is not too accomodating and roomy. I hope you don't have gout in the finger. I thought that was more of a guy's problem but I guess anyone can produce those acid crystals. I hope not - it's a very painful thing. Sure it's not arthritis?

Can I say that I really don't want to go to work? Pout, pout. We are at the tail end of some milder weather. Supposed to maybe hit 40 degrees today which is downright balmy. Hasn't really been warm enough to melt much snow other than the blacktop on the roads. Sunday the temps will drop sharply back into the teens again. I'm sure the bars are fretting over the lack of snow and therefore lack of eating and drinking snowmobilers and skiers. I hope we get some - there's enough places up this way for sale because shop owners can't make a go of it. Would not want this place to turn into a ghost town.

Guess I'd better get my butt out of my bikini and into my popcorn t-shirt and jeans :rofl: Have a good day everyone.

happy2bme
01-10-2013, 09:24 AM
Hi Karen - good luck with your cardioversion. My Mom had that done in September last year and sailed through it like a champ. Thank goodness :crossed: it's kept her heart in rhythm and she's doing great. I don't know why they are not recommending the same thing for my DH - perhaps because his problem is more electrical. Anyway I hope you do well - let us know how you make out.

Annie - apparently they rescinded the drop in social security taxes they implemented a couple of years ago. That one I never understood - they said they are at a deficit for social security funding, yet they lower the rate people were paying into it???? :dizzy: Everything goes up but your paycheck, right? We would be better off in the commune. Gotta start looking for a Dr. Quinn, medicine woman to join our group. Other than that, I think we're pretty self sufficient. :lol:

annie175
01-10-2013, 09:25 AM
HAPPY...I hear ya on the insurance costs...I am right there with you. I have a 4800 deductible, plus pay premiums for the insurance I have...and I work at an insurance company. So far they have paid nothing and I have 1700 left to meet my deductible...which starts over in July as our coverage is July to July. I will never make it unless I get put in the hospital for something. On the other hand, they did pay for my pap, b**b squash and one of my two colonscopies. I will just say AGREED!

annie175
01-10-2013, 09:27 AM
and we got an email from corporate that said this is just the start of more tax deductions from our check, they are not finished. Oh Yah!

ceejay52
01-10-2013, 10:45 AM
Annie
Wow, I thought my deductible was high. Mine is 3,000 dollars and it starts over in January. Guess I'm going to have to squirrel away some money to a special account to cover medical cost. I'm curious as to how much Obama is going to hold out of my pay check today as well. I know 2% of it is going for Social Security.

Happy
I hadn't thought about the rainy weather causing my aches and pains in the arm. I'm wondering now if I hadn't pulled some muscle there as well.

Laura
Glad the decorations were put back in the attic before you got home.

Mel
Calm down my dear friend. Remember to put your do not disturb sign on the door.

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My phone rang this morning at 6.00 a.m. Luckily I was up but in the bath tub. I had told my neighbor that she could clean this week end and of course she wanted to do it today. I told her it would be better for me for her to do it tomorrow. The main reason is to see how much Social Security is to be held out of my check. If it's her pay check I'm cutting her loose. She likes to come while I'm gone and I don't like that. After I told her it would be tomorrow she hinted for me to take her to breakfast. I also said in a nice manner that my body was full of sodium this morning (it is) and I didn't need fast food. She tries every which way to get money out of me. That's stopping. My resolution for this year is not for anyone to take advantage of me, that includes relatives, friends and neighbors.

Laura705
01-10-2013, 11:28 AM
Morning all. It feels like a Friday, alas, that won't come 'til tomorrow.

Annie - Well, you have a job. End of good news. We've gotten nothing from our benefits/payroll group re our payroll deductions. Guess I'll just see what's changed when my check hits the bank next week and I print my stub. OMG, what a screw-up re your office move!!!! And now there will be two moves??? You're gonna be one busy gal between now and 1/31. And how long will you be in the temp digs before the next move??? I haven't gotten into the nitty-gritty of Obamacare, but I do know that bf's bro is looking to get out of his insurance sales job as the writing on the wall makes it look like it won't be making him any money.

Happy - I'm glad to hear that the doc had good news about the health of dh's heart. I hope upping the palp med helps because it must be so uncomfortable when the racing/palps occur. Re the US becoming a third-world country - there was an article in the Trib last Sunday about the increasing numbers of immigrants now returning to Mexico. Apparently the US being the land of plenty and opportunity is fading a bit. But in reading the article, it featured a family that returned to Mexico because the parents, who were in the US on expired work visas, could not work legally and so had little opportunity for better-paying jobs. The jobs they could get were difficult physical jobs and would not be able to support them and allow them to send their two sons to college. Somewhat different situation from US citizens. RE our employer-offered insurance - our company spends a lot of effort looking at what our peer companies are doing. If it becomes the trend to pay a fine instead of offer insurance to its employees, at some point my company would likely follow it. Sorry you can't get in to see the foot doc sooner. Hope you can stay off your feet at work.

Mel - Sorry you had all those doorbells to contend with last night. At least you don't have a dog going nutso on you whenever the bell rings! :D No, I'm actually happy to see all the decorations stored away. When we bring down the bins from the attic for all that, we keep them in the spare bedroom until we put everything back in them. That room becomes a major mess, so it's nice that it's back to being minor mess again, LOL. Next year I might try to put the bins in our entry closet. There's actually a lot of floor space in there to accomodate a lot of the bins. And there'd even be some shelf space if I got rid of some unused items in there...

Michelle - Glad the Nyquil helps you get your sleep. Is the bronchitis easing up? Re all these movies lately (many nominated for awards), they are all pretty long - over 2 hours - so I would just rather watch them at home. Might not get to see them before the Oscars show, but so what.

Hellos to the rest of the Worldlies! :wave: :wave:

Meeting in a couple min, so I'll get this posted now. TTFN!

diyana
01-10-2013, 11:40 AM
Hi ladies -

I did not sleep well last night, despite taking Nyquil. My mind was racing most of the night. I tossed and turned a lot. My bronchitis is still bad...making breathing a challenge. I'm going to try and get back in to see the doc...but I think she'll give me prednisone, which messes with my blood sugar. What a Catch-22.

My boss is still giving me mixed signals about the stability of my job. It's so frustrating and stressful. I wish I could just win the lottery. :)

As long as I go to a hospital or clinic that's within the hospital system I work for, then my deductible and co-pay are fairly low. And as of the first of the year, I don't have my ex on my insurance, so that's helped my premium. Hopefully I can keep this job until I move to CA. :crossed:

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Ceejay - Stand up for yourself, girlfriend. Don't let anyone take advantage of you.

Happy - I hope your foot pain eases up. I'm glad the cardiologist had good news, and I hope the new meds for your DH help.

Annie - Sounds like you have a lot of job stress. Hang in there, sista. I hope the additional paycheck deductions don't require you to go back to CVS part time (unless you want to that is). It would be difficult as it would cut into your C and Sassy time.

Laura - I so wish it were Friday. I could really use a weekend...even though my weekend will be busy moving stuff from the house to my place. I'm hoping to get it all finished, so I can start cutting back on the time spent over there. I hope your meeting goes well.

Mel - Sorry you had so many people at the door. Ugh! That would drive me crazy.

Much love and many hugs,

Laura705
01-10-2013, 03:43 PM
Michelle - Having to watch the blood sugar levels sure complicates the decisions of what you eat and medicate with. Shouldn't your doc be able to tell you how to deal with treating the bronchitis and keeping the sugar levels in line? After reading our posts about the state of the country, healthcare, and job woes, I think all of us would love to win the lottery! :lol: But since that hasn't happened, the weekend is the next best thing to wish for, and fortunately, we almost certainly will get one. :) Even if we have to spend a lot of it doing stuff that needs to be done, it's better than work!

Ceejay - Excellent resolution - not letting anyone take advantage of you. :yes: And with this housecleaning thing - you're the boss. If you want it done a certain way or on a certain day/time, that's for you to call. I suppose being a friend or friendly acquaintance with this woman makes it difficult to keep the housecleaning arrangement more business-like. Good luck with that.

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Thanks for your comments about immersion blenders. When I occasionally make smoothies, I often use frozen fruit, and I would never expect an immersion blender to do that job. But it would be convenient for salad dressings...Oh heck, I don't care if it's something that doesn't have multiple uses, it's something I want, so I'll get it! :D

I almost slacked off on the gym last night - came home, got myself a snack and plopped on the sofa. But then I gave myself a pep talk and gathered my gear and got myself there. First I stopped at the library to pick up a dvd I had on hold, and a book bf had on hold. The movie is "Bernie" with Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. They also had another dvd that I'd put on hold - "Take this Waltz" with Michelle Williams and Seth Rogan. Both are supposed to be good stories.

The gym was okay - First I did the elliptical for 30 min. There's a separate ab circuit area, but I noticed while I was on the elliptical nearby that no one was doing the entire circuit, they just came into the area to use one or two of the machines (which a sign states is not allowed). But I still decided to try the circuit. I only ended up doing about 4 out of the 9 stations because I had to go around someone at one station and then there was one machine I didn't want to bother with...so I guess I was just as bad as the other ab circuit mis-users. :shrug: I also did some other ab and back exercises in another area. It was an okay workout, and I am starting to feel soreness in my abs right about now. And I did discover an ab circuit machine that seems to do a good job on the lower abs. I'll have to sneak in there to use that one...:sssh:

That's about it for me. Not doing anything tonight, but I guess I'll sort through the mail - it's started piling up again. Bleh.

Cheers!
:cheers:

diyana
01-10-2013, 04:02 PM
Laura - :bravo: for getting to the gym and getting such a good workout. I still haven't started back at the gym...I'm waiting until I can breathe a little better. But after work yesterday since it was fairly warm, I took Santa to the off-leash dog park, and followed him around...probably a mile walk. And then after the dog park, I walked him around the block for good measure.

As for treating bronchitis while keeping blood sugar levels in line...that's a tricky thing. Because aside from antibiotics and expectorants, the best thing for the bronchial tightness/spasms is Prednisone...which spikes blood sugar. So it comes down to breathing or blood sugar stability. I've been trying to postpone going back to the doc because I have a blood test coming up on Saturday, and based on my own testing of my morning fasting sugar levels, along with the 2 hour post meal levels, my blood work might not be very good. :( I tried to get in to see my doctor today for the bronchitis, chest tightness and shortness of breath, but she's not in the office today. I could've made an appointment with someone else, but I'd rather wait until tomorrow and see my doctor since she's familiar with ALL my health issues. :faint: I don't relish the idea of going back on Prednisone, not only because it'll make my blood sugar all wonky, but also because it will bring back my hot flashes (it did over Christmas) and it'll make me more moody...and with all that's been going on with getting the rest of my stuff out of my ex's home and all the emotions with the divorce hearing coming up and his gf moving to WI....let's just say that I'm not looking forward to potential mood swings. :( Oh well...this too shall pass.

Laura705
01-10-2013, 04:21 PM
Oy, Michelle, it's so complicated, and frustrating, I'm sure. I hope the doc can help you move this along!

You and Santa both got some exercise yesterday!! Good job!

diyana
01-10-2013, 04:59 PM
Yep, Laura...Santa keeps me walking. And tonight we'll either have a long or short walk depending on when the rain moves in. He doesn't like walking in the rain and neither do I. :lol3:

MELODY525
01-11-2013, 07:55 AM
http://wtv-zone.com/emma/fall/frogskate.gif

GOOD MORNING ALL YOU LOVELY CHICKS.

I AM HAPPY TO REPORT THE CHAIR PAPERWORK IS MOVING.
NOT NEAR COMPLETION YET BUT ROLLING ALONG. PUN INTENDED
STILL NO WORD ON WHEN THE OLD CHAIR IS COMING BACK.
DID I TELL YOU IT NEVER ARRIVED WITH THE SALESMAN???
GUESS SOMEONE SCREWED UP THE BATTERY ORDER HUH.
HOPING FOR NEXT WEEK BUT I LIKE THIS LOANER CHAIR BETTER:rofl:
WISH I COULD KEEP IT TILL THE NEW ONE ARRIVES.

DID SOME THINGS FOR THE SENIORS YESTERDAY.
I ALSO TOLD A FEW THAT HAS TO BE THE LAST TIME.
BEGINNING TO CUT BACK MORE ON THE "HOUSE" JOBS.
TOO HARD ON THE HANDS & EYES.
JEN & I DECIDED SHE DOESN'T NEED THIS CRAP EITHER.
HER EYES ARE BETTER BUT HER HANDS ARE WORSE.
BESIDES, THE PEOPLE LEFT THAT ARE COMING TO ME HAVE RELATIVES.

NOTHING ELSE IS NEW HERE. HOPE EVERYONE HAS A HAPPY FRIDAY.
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND TOO!! :beach:





KAREN3....ALL THE BEST TODAY.
WILL SEND A PRAYER & GOOD THOUGHTS YOUR WAY:hug:





ANNIE......ALL THANKS TO THE GOVERNORS, PAST & PRESENT,
ALL GOVT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO PAY FOR THEIR BENEFITS.
THE LOSS IN THEIR CHECKS CONTINUES TO GROW.
IT'S AN "EASING IN" PROGRAM.
THEY ARE FURIOUS WITH THE SMALLER CHECKS.
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOURS TOO.





HAPPY.....WE CAN SELL EVERYTHING NOW AND MOVE TO THE BEACH :beach:
I DON'T KNOW WTF THIS FINGER IS.
IT SWELLS UP AT THE BASE JOINT, DOESN'T GET HOT
AND HURTS LIKE THE DICKENS.
BUT I HAVE BEEN WATCHING WHAT I DO WITH IT.
ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT I USE THE THUMB-FINGER SPACE TO WRAP AROUND MY WHEELCHAIR PARTS TO TRANSFER.
I THINK IT'S STILL AN OVER-USED BODY PART.
BUT HE SAID IT COMES & GOES TOO FAST FOR THAT.
SO WHO TF KNOWS:faint: HE ALSO MENTIONED ARTHRITIS.
AND ALSO IN MY BACK. THE RIBCAGE AREA.
BTW....A LOT OF WOMEN IN HERE GET THE GOUT. SORRY. :rofl:
TRY WEARING THE BIKINI IN THE POPCORN PLACE.
YOU MIGHT SELL MORE AND GET A BIG RAISE LIKE ME:lol3: :lol3:





CEEJAY....WE WILL CONQUER THAT GOAL TOGETHER!!
NO MORE PEOPLE USING US FOR THEIR BETTERMENT :cheer2:
JEN & I JUST HAD THAT CONVERSATION RECENTLY.
WE'RE CUTTING LOOSE THE "USERS" THAT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A GOOD THING.
GOOD FOR YOU. AND THANKS, I AM MUCH CALMER. :angel:





LAURA...HOPE THE MEETING WENT WELL.
NOW YOU HAVE SO MUCH FLOOR SPACE, I CAN MOVE IN!!
OR BETTER YET...STORE MY CHRISTMAS STUFF THERE:tree:
IF I KEEP TALKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS, SHADDIE IS GONNA KILL ME :hohoho:
GO LAURA GO ON THE EXERCISE:cheer3:
I NEVER KNEW ABOUT FROZEN FRUIT AND THE HAND BLENDER.
GLAD YOU BROUGHT THE SUBJECT UP!!





MICHELLE....BE CAREFUL SELF MEDICATING WITH NYQUIL.
IT CAN ACTUALLY BE BAD FOR BRONCHITIS AT TIMES. VERY DRYING.
IT CAN ALSO MAKE A BODY DEPENDANT ON IT FOR SLEEP.
WE'VE HAD EXPERIENCE WITH LOT OF NYQUIL'ed SENIORS HERE CAN YOU TELL? :rofl:
HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON AND GET BACK TO THE DR!!!:tantrum:

happy2bme
01-11-2013, 09:30 AM
Good Friday morning fine ladies of the world,

DH had a quiet day after they upped his medicine but last night he said he was having palpitations again. :( Woke up at 5:30 for a potty run and I really needed/wanted that last hour and a half of sleep. DH decided to "sing" a medley of "Snoring's Greatest Hits". :rolleyes: I did eventually get a bit more of shut eye but not enough. We were supposed to get freezing rain from this latest winter storm but we just barely dodged the bullet here. It remained a degree or two above freezing so we have alot of rain on top of packed down snow. Not quite warm enough to wash it away. Supposed to get very cold by Sunday so this will be an awful mess. But at least the roads are not icy at the moment. I was worried about getting to work. We're into January and have barely gotten any snow. This isn't good for this area - really hurts the economy. We have the Paralympic Ski event here this weekend and only a 30 percent chance of snow so I don't know how that's going to go down. The big Berkie ski race is the end of next month - people come from all over the world for that one. We're not the winter paradise we need to be.

Well Mel - now I've seen it all - an ice skating frog. Which is interesting considering they are cold blooded amphibians but that's just the practical me talking :D I hope you get to keep the loaner chair. If you see them coming in the door, just hide that one and substitute it for another one. Like a desk chair on wheels - they might not notice since they are not so on the ball with paperwork ;) Sorry to hear about the finger but that makes sense about you stressing it when you transfer back and forth. I think you need a good dose of Igor to kiss your aches and pains and give you a good rubbing down :lol3: No, I am not putting on a bikini. The only reason I wear a bra and panties is because they are covered up with my clothes. Besides, I am around hot popcorn oil, that would not be safe. I wore a bikini once - around 1977. I'll try just about anything once, doesn't mean I'll do it again. :rofl: Hope you feel better. Maybe you could just sit in your chair and dispense advice to the seniors and not have to get aggrivated and do alot of physical stuff. You could be Mel Corlieone - The Godmother... Charge 'em 5 bucks for each conference.

Poor Michelle- I know you've had issues trying to get the lungs calmed down but I had no idea how much the meds messed with everything else. You are truly in a no win situation here. :hug: I hope you don't have to go on the steroids again. Walking Santa would be good exercise but if you are tight and wheezy, not such a good thing. At least if you can unleash him at the dog park, he can run around and burn some energy off. Feel better girl :hug:

Ceejay - I know you want to help this woman out, but it does seem a bit shady, and she wants to manipulate you and do things on her own terms. Sounds like you need to find someone more impersonal who will keep things on a professional level as it should be. Hope you are feeling better too. Did you get alot of rain the other day?

Laura - I wouldn't say you were an ab-circuit abuser. I'm sure they put up a sign so that someone didn't come in and hog a specific machine or two for an hour work out and mess up the flow of things. Good for you for taking yourself to the gym when you didn't feel like it. That can be some powerful resistance in the head. I always said the hardest part was setting foot in the door. I wish our library had some DVDs of TV series. We have a fair collection of old movies and a wall of books on tape that I never really looked at. Our music collection stinks big time. I heard too that alot of people were returning to Mexico or there was a decrease in people running the border due to the drop in jobs up here in the states. I'm sure there are alot of people who are looking for a better life for their families, sounds like there is incredible corruption down south. I wish we'd go back to the melting pot we once were instead of people trying to make the US a version of their home country.

Karen - hope all goes well for your procedure today. Good healing thoughts to you!

Annie - I've heard more people talking about taking the high deductible insurance plan. I tried to figure out what would be most cost effective for us and it seemed like the medium deductible plan would spread the money out over time more evenly. I'd probably go the same route as you if DH was more stable - which he'd like to be. I hope work was not too aggrivating for you. 2 office moves this year. Oh boy, what a headache that's going to be. Are you going to have to coordinate the move again?

Hello Shad - you've been quiet lately.

Guess I'd better get ready and head over to the store. I had one customer yesterday and one online order which was my sister. Soooo boring. I tried to take some pictures of the sports tins we have for the website but I forgot to charge up my battery so that only lasted about 30 minutes. I have a feeling today will be slow also. This is worse than being really busy since the day d-r-a-g-s :rolleyes: Have a good one chicks, weekend is upon us.

diyana
01-11-2013, 09:31 AM
Good morning ladies -

Happy Friday! OMG, TGIF fo sho! This not being able to breathe properly has had me feeling completely exhausted all week regardless of how much sleep I get. I did sleep quite well last night.

I'm leaving work early to go to the doc, and hopefully she'll be able to give me something. Even if she gives me Prednisone and even if she says I can't start it until after my fasting blood work tomorrow...that's fine. I just want to be able to breathe again.

Santa and I only had time for a short walk before it started to rain. Even though it was a fairly light rain, he wasn't enjoying walking in it and neither was I.

If it's nice after my doc appointment today, I'll take him to the off-leash dog park. We'll both enjoy that. :)

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Mel - I'm glad to hear the paperwork for the new chair is progressing. I hope you get delivery of that, along with your old chair, soon and without any further hassles. It's good that the loaner chair is working out for you. What are the seniors asking you to do? I know it's hard for you and Jen to say no, but you have to put yourselves first. I hate it when the ribcage hurts in the back or the chest. I've pulled muscles and torn rib cartiledge just from coughing before, and then it hurts to even breathe. Thanks for the warning about the Nyquil. I only take it a couple times a week when I'm sick. And sometimes, if I don't remember to take it until later in the evening, I just take one of the capsules rather than two.

Karen3 - Sending you prayers and positive energy.

Annie - Bummer about the smaller checks. I haven't looked at mine too closely to see if the taxes increased. All I know is I'm getting more than in 2012, but that's probably because I took the ex off my insurance.


If I can, I'll check in later to see what's up with the rest of you chicks.

Much love and many hugs to all,

diyana
01-11-2013, 09:37 AM
Happy - You snuck in on me. Bummer that your DH is having palpitations again and that his snoring kept you awake. So are you updating the website in addition to taking pictures for it? That's cool! I hope your work day goes well and isn't too boring. As for walking Santa versus the dog park, I still have to keep him in sight when he's at the dog park, so I end up walking at least a mile while we're there; but he has more fun and that's what matters. I'll get over this chest tightness eventually. Thanks for the good thoughts. :hug:

Laura705
01-11-2013, 11:20 AM
Morning all. TGIF!! :dance:

Michelle - Well, I'm glad you got your sleep, but now to get your lungs feeling good again! Good luck with the doctor today. Too bad the rain cut short your walk with Santa. Coal doesn't really mind the rain - he's always up for taking a walk - but at a certain point, it's like his fur gets wetter than he'd like and he'll start rolling around on someone's lawn like he's trying to dry himself off!! Too funny, cuz the lawn is of course as wet or wetter than he is. :lol: Yup, we used to go to a very large dog park and we did a lot of walking there just to keep within sight distance of Coal. Not like you can just plop down on a bench and let him roam around by himself. As it was, he used to tick off people (and dogs) with his tennis ball stealing ways, haha.

Shad??? You out there?? Must have been a busy week for you, since you've made yourself scarce. Or maybe you're on FB, where I haven't been for a while now. Are you weekending in Darwin or going home? Enjoy your weekend. :)

Happy - Sorry you got shorted on your sleep. The slow biz at the shop will be both a blessing and a curse - you won't be run off your feet, but as you said, the time just drags and drags. Ick, the weather sounds like it's leaving an icy mess behind. Too bad about not having sufficient snow for the winter sporting events scheduled up there. The businesses up there must be suffering something awful! I was thinking about your trip to Duluth the other day and how it was probably nice to be able to go to a restaurant of your choice instead of settling for the limited number that remain open year-round in your area. That's an adjustment, I'm sure. But if it forces you to make more healthy, homemade meals, that's a good thing. :yes: Sorry dh's palps came back. :( Re the ab circuit abuse, given that the circuit has a red light-green light setup that allows 60 seconds (I believe) at each circuit and 60 seconds in between stations for setup, staying on a machine for even the time it takes to do, say, 3 sets with short rests in between would be a violation of the circuit. :shrug: Anyway, I told bf about it and he said that many of the same machines are on the floor of the non-circuit area where all the other strength machines are. I'm happy about that because I'm not a fan of all the machines in that ab area and prefer to pick and choose.

Too bad your library doesn't have a good selection re tv series and music. I've never really checked out any music cd's at our library. I might have tried it recently when I was finally forced to deal with the replacement of a favorite Christmas album of mine. First off, it was a cassette tape. I admit we do have a cassette player in our car (along with a cd player) and we also have a mini boom box in the house that plays cassettes, and we might even still have my old time portable cassette player/recorder lurking somewhere in the basement, but let's face it, cassettes have gone the way of the 8-tracks. And so it was my intention for many years to compile a cd or mp3 of all the tracks on that album - same artist & version - hopefully using the library's cd collection. This year, it became imperative - the bin with my Christmas music also had candles in it. A set of 3 candles was unfortunately on it's side in the bin and the heat of the attic melted them and the wax leaked onto this cassette. Oops. Long story short, I checked the internet, found the same album (it's actual title is "Christmas Album", originally released by Columbia) was available on half dot com in CD format and it arrived in the mail yesterday for a grand total of $3.74, including shipping, lol. No need to scour the library's music collection (or itunes) to compile it manually, thank goodness.

Mel - Hope you get to keep the loaner chair until your new chair is delivered. :crossed: I agree with the other gals - put yourself first before helping out the tenants with physical tasks that have become difficult for you. Especially when those people have others who can help them!! You'd be welcome by us anytime, but I'm sure you'd find the floor space rather inadequate. In our living room, Coal owns a rather large area dead center in the room in which he, his bed, and his giant comforter live. :p Not even a lot of room for us to get down on the floor and do some crunches... Yeh, I bet Shad is thinking, enough with the Christmas emoticons!! Maybe that's why she's been so scarce around here, LOL. :lol3:

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Nothing much to report. By late afternoon yesterday, the fatigue that hits me when my muscles are sore came full-on and I was happy to head home. Bf had ribs in the oven, but we had to wait quite a while to eat because he didn't get them started early enough. :halfempty I'm surprised I managed to stay awake! But it was worth it - yum.

Nothing planned tonight. Tomorrow afternoon is the 80th bday party for bf's aunt, and tomorrow night we're getting together with friends for dinner and bowling.

Okay, getting this posted before I'm interrupted again. Have a good weekend everyone!!
:flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1:

annie175
01-11-2013, 11:34 AM
TGIF...I think this 5 day work week was about 15 days long. After having short weeks the past two, this has been a real struggle to make it through the week. Plus the fact I don't want to be here. I'd rather stay home with Sassy Sue Q and play all day. Just send me the check.

So Miss Sassy is in the dog house. (cage) She got up, went out and went potty, came back in. I got out of the shower and there was a hard turd right in the middle of my bed. Thank God I make the bed right when I get up so only had to wash the quilt. What is she thinking? Really?

Going to list dad's house in the next few weeks. In '03 he could of gotten about 75-80K out of it, now he will be doing good to get 40K out of it. Terrible economy and declining neighborhood. I have started the ball rolling on the toitie, gonna paint "his" room and "his" bathroom before we move him in. Get some rails for the tub and his bed.

HAPPY...Curtis and DH must of went to the same school as he plays that same hit list at night also. I think our mess of rain we had last night must be moving north your way. We had over an inch of rain last night. Weatherman said it would of been 10-12" of snow had it been cold enough. Most of the ugly black snow is gone now, thanks to the rain. Today's and tomorrow's high is 60...yah...then Sunday 40 and 30's the rest of the week. Forgot to tell you I have access to a popcorn machine. Probably will own it once we move from this site. There is not storage. So no need to buy one for the commune..lol

LAURA...you go girl on the the gym. Glad you got yourself motivated. We can join the gym at the new place for 50 bucks a YEAR per associate. Pretty cheap. I may do that. I talk a big story anyway.

CHELLE...hope you get to breathing better. That must suck. My brother sat on my head once when I was little and just about suffocated me, may feel similar to not getting air like you.

MELLIE...love the skating frog. Too cute. I try to close my eyes and envision Sven bringing me umbrella drinks and massaging my body. lol I need something to brighten up my thoughts...

CEEG...good for you on not taking crap from people. Once you let them they will continue till you put a stop to it. Must I come whack some people for you with the rolling pin?

Hey SHADDIE, come up for air!

HI ELLEN!

Hey to the rest of you lurkers!

Loves and hugs

diyana
01-11-2013, 01:20 PM
Good afternoon ladies -

Heaven help me...I am so tired. I wish I could just take a nap. I can only breathe shallowly, so I get tired so dang easily. I sometimes feel dizzy and I can't concentrate at all. I just have to make it (or fake it) through the next 3 hours and then I get to go to the doctor. I know my asthma and lungs will have an easier time of it when I'm not carrying all this extra weight. The Catch-22 is that I don't have the energy or lung capacity to exercise. I am doing good with eating, so that's positive.

Hopefully the doc will give me a nebulizer breathing treatment while I'm there. After the doc appointment, I'll pick up Santa, take him to the dog park if it's not too cold, and then get any prescriptions the doc calls in.

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Laura - I love your funny stories about Coal...the rolling on a wet lawn to dry off, and his reputation as a notorious tennis ball thief! :rofl: Before we got Santa, we used to have dogs that we could let run freely at the dog park. But Santa loves everyone, and I've caught him trying to follow other dogs and their owners out the exit gate; therefore, I keep a close eye on him. Your dinner of ribs sound yummy!

Mel - You're welcome at my place anytime. I've got lots of floor space (well, I'd have to move the plethora of unpacked boxes). Or better yet, wait until I move to sunny, warm CA and you can become a snowbird and live with me and Santa for the winter! :yes:

Annie - I totally agree that this week was the longest ever! Bummer about Sassy's accident in the middle of the bed. Santa's cues are subtle...and there have been times when I've brought him in before he was completely "done". But I'm learning his cues. Of course sometimes, he just doesn't want to be out if it's raining or really cold/snowy. If I weren't moving to CA, I might try and litter box train him. :lol3: You're having highs of 60 tomorrow? How wonderful!!! I'm thrilled with our predicted high in the mid 40s and then back to the 20s and 30s on Sunday and into next week. $50 a year for the gym is pretty darn cheap. You should sign up...and then go. I'm still paying for my Y membership. If I ever get my DVD player and/or Wii Fit set up at my new place, I may cancel the Y membership. I don't know if my trouble breathing is similar to your brother sitting on your head; but just picture Laura's dog Coal laying across your chest/stomach and trying to breath deeply. That's what it feels like. A few weeks ago it felt like an elephant was on my chest, now it just feels like a BIG dog.

Shad - Are you spending the weekend in Darwin? I hope you're having fun and not busy with work.

Gotta get back to work. 2 hours 40 minutes (not that I'm counting....oh heck, of course I'm counting. It's Friday!)


Love and hugs to all,

Laura705
01-11-2013, 02:08 PM
Annie - Sassy better watch out - unless it's in the toitie, doing biz in the house is NOT okay, especially in bed!!! But it was raining pretty good last night - I can see how she probably didn't want to be out in the wet yard for long!! With these mild temps, I hope the rest of your snow melts away this weekend. Yeh, this week was loooooong. And there's still about a half day to go! Wow, $50/year for the gym, such a deal!!! Have to say though, that I really didn't like working out at lunchtime. I paid a 1-time $75 fee to use the fitness center in our building - that would have been a great deal if I actually used it, hah. Hopefully you get more for your dad's place than you think you will....

Michelle - Hope the 3 hours go fast - it's pretty much torture to do anything when you're that sick and tired (except sleep!). Wow, if Santa's trying to go home with other dogs, that's definitely another reason to keep up with him in the park. I remember our dog park had a two gate system to make sure people had their dogs leashed before leaving, and to prevent escapees. Does yours have that??

Speaking of a big dog laying on your chest - have any of you seen the Iams commercial with the giant Irish Wolfhound welcoming home his soldier mom? So sweet! I'm putting the link in in case you haven't see it.

http://www.andrew-robinson-online.com/iams-keep-love-strong-commercial-welcome-home/

diyana
01-11-2013, 03:05 PM
Laura - I love the commercial where the giant Irish Wolfhound welcomes the soldier mom home. It's so adorable, touching and heartwarming! Luckily, Santa only weighs 21 pounds so even when he lays on my chest, he's not too heavy. :) The dog park actually has 4 gates - a double-gated entrance and a double-gated exit, so people coming in can come in the outer entrance gate, take the dog off leash and then open the inner entrance gate. And the exit is similar. I've just seen Santa sneak into the gated exit area with dog owners and their dogs, and then the dog owners can't open the outer exit gate until they can get Santa out of there. He's such an adorable pain in the rear sometimes. :lol:

ceejay52
01-11-2013, 05:54 PM
I had a bunch of overtime on this pay check and I almost fell out when I saw how much fica and medicare was held out of my check. And this was my excuse for telling my neighbor that I could not afford to pay her any more. I'd been expecting that she was not cleaning the whole house and I found that out today. She didn't use any cleaning products at all just hot water. She only mopped the floors in the kitchen. She did okay on the bedrooms and living room. I'll re clean the bath room and kitchen later.
Don't know what happened in the bathroom but the floor looked like something over flowed or she spilled a bucket of water. I took a towel to finish drying the floor. I watched the washer as it drained to see if the sewer may have backed up, but no it did as it was supposed to. I did find however that small leak. It's on the faucet connected to the hose on the washer.
Can't decide whether to go to Paragould in the morning. I'm really getting tired of going.
I got a bit of deep cleaning done last night and early this morning. Still need to do some more.

Shad
01-11-2013, 06:33 PM
Morning all,
I am home and rested. It's freaking hot.

I did try and post from the airport yesterday but for some reason lost the post. That seems to happen most often when I don't use the mouse, just that screen thingy on the laptop. Lesson of the day. Take the mouse with you.

I'm off out shortly to pick up some fruit and veg and a few other bits and pieces which will make life interesting. I'd better get hold of some of the family too. Niece is about to give birth to my next great-niece. Due 21st Jan I think although I think the niece is saying things like anytime now will be okay.

There is plenty to do outside but it is far to hot to do anything. There is a breeze picking up but its hot and dry too. Yesterday when I walked in the house at 7.00pm it was 36 in the lounge room. Today is heading north of that but maybe I shouldn't complain because out west of Sydney yesterday it was 43C - about 112F. There isn't any global warming! oh right there isn't - particularly when the $ gets involved.

Better go get myself organised and then get on with the day before it gets away from me. Back when it gets too hot to do anything else.

annie175
01-12-2013, 03:17 AM
Good Morning My Besties.....3 am....not sleeping too much on my mind.

Dad.....my house...things to accomplish before he arrives...switch out the beds. Change the toitie. Buy tub and bed rails. Paint his room and bath.

My house...just getting all the things I need to accomplish before he arrives.

Dad's house....OMG...too much. Saving a few things for him. Switching out beds with my house. Buying him a new lift lazyboy. Toitie...blah blah blah...

Curtis's house....getting the remainder of his stupid daughter's crap out. Sis is going to clean it, we will pay her. It is a mess. Put on market.

Dad's house....clean it out, clean it up, put it on the market.

Work....I am point person, coordiinator....didn't even get asked if I would handle it....just TOLD me I was doing it. It is a mess also. We are going into a furnished place which means most of our stuff will be stored.

I am overwhelmed right now...cannot sleep...too much on my mind. Decided I would try to write everything down for each location....sat looking at a blank page and stressing. I know, stupid. Suppose I should give it up to the Lord and hope for the best....most would not understand that.

Ok..done with the whoa is me...moving on...maybe...

Thnks for listening.

MELODY525
01-12-2013, 06:55 AM
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MORNING CHICKS

QUIET DAY YESTERDAY.
WAS IN THE OFFICE & OUT AGAIN IN 5 MINUTES OR LESS.
NO ONE WAS THERE YET SO I DUMPED STUFF & LEFT.
SPOKE TO 2 PEEPS OUT IN THE LOBBY.
SEEMS LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SICK AND A FEW SENIORS.
NOT SURE WHATS GOING AROUND.TOO MANY FLUS & VIRUSES.
PEOPLE DYING ALL OVER THE PLACE:faint:
JUST STAY AWAY FROM ME!!!http://www.cool-smileys.com/images/252.gif
TODAY'S TEMPS SHOULD HIT 55 DEGREES.
TOMORROW IS SUPPOSED TO BE 60 DEGREES!
A GERMOPHOBIC'S NIGHTMARE RIGHT NOW!!!:rofl:
WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.




HAPPY~ POOR DH CAN'T SEEM TO GET A BREAK :hug:
I CRACKED UP WITH DH SNORING....ER....I MEANT SINGING.
LET ME KNOW IF HE PLANS ON MAKING A RECORDING:rofl: :rofl:
YOUR WHOLE POST IS MAKING ME LAUGH.
I AM ALREADY THE GOD-MOTHER OF THE BLDG.
ALL I NEED IS A BIG RING!!:lol3:
THERE IS A MAN THAT CALLS ME MOTHER.
WHEN SOMEONE NEEDS HELP GEORGE TELLS THEM TO SEE MOTHER MEL.
MAYBE I NEED A BLACK VEIL AND CARRY A BIBLE???
NOW I AM MAKING MYSELF LAUGH.
HOPE THE WEATHER DOESN'T GET TOO NASTY TO GET TO WORK.
PS: I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE THE CHAIR GUYS THE ONE I HAVE WITH THE FLAT TIRE!!! ROFLMAO
WONDER IF THEY WOULD NOTICE THAT???





MICHELLE....HOPE THE DR CAN GET YOU BACK TO 100% :hug:
RAINY WEATHER IS THE PITS RIGHT NOW FOR YOU.
I NEED TO RUN AROUND IN THE DOGGIE PARK WITH SANTA!
I COULD USE A GOOD AIRING OUT AND SOME SUN!!

THE SENIORS: THEY NEED THINGS ORDERED, new BATTERIES FOR EVERYTHING, MY TV DOESN'T WORK, I BLEW A "FUSE", (we have cuircuit breakers...lol), MY RECLINER CHAIR STOPPED WORKING, I LOST MY KEYS, I CAN'T BUTTON THIS DRESS AND MY FAMILY IS COMING, SOMEONE'S DOG CHIT IN THE ELEVATOR. I COULD TELL YOU A GAZILLION THINGS THEY NEED.
SENIORS ARE MORE NEEDY THAN 5 YEAR OLDS!!:tantrum:




LAURA...HAD A LAUGH AT COAL OWNING THE CENTER FLOOR!
CARACKED ME UP. MY CHAIRS WON ALL THE CORNERS OF MY LIVING ROOM.HA!!
SOMEONE ELSE COOKING & RIBS??? DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER.
HOPE THE BODY FEELS BETTER TODAY.
AND ONE LAST :hohoho:




ANNIE....I FEEL YOUR NEED FOR A GETAWAY!!!
SORRY ABOUT THE JOB AND HOPE IT WORKS OUT.
GOOD IDEA ABOUT FIXING DAD'S ROOMS BEFORE HE GETS THERE. EMPTY IS BETTER!!!
WISH I COULD GIVE YOU MORE THAN A CYBER HUG FOR EVERYTHING.
SO...SASSY LEFT YOU A LITTLE PRESENT IN THE BED??
I ALMOST PEE'D MY PANTS BECAUSE OF THAT :rofl: :rofl:
SVEN WILL BE RIGHT THERE WITH THE MASSAGE OILS.....
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CEEJAY....SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT ALL THE DEDUCTIONS!
THAT HAS TO HUR FOR SURE.
PEOPLE DOPWNSTAIRS YESTERDAY WERE FURIOUS OVER THAT TOO.
I AM GLAD YOU HAVE A GOOD REASON TO GET RID OF THAT WOMAN.
NOT NICE WHEN YOU PAY SOMEONE AND THEY DON'T DO IT RIGHT.
HOPE YOU FIND NO LEAKS & IT WAS JUST HER MAKING THE WATER MESS.
STAY HOME AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.
GET A REST. CAN PARAGOULD WAIT???





SHAD......HOPE YOUR WEEKEND IS PROGRESSING NICELY:hug:
ANOTHER BABY???? OMG HOW WONDERFUL :bb:
WISHING HER LUCK AND AN EASY DELIVERY.
SEND THE FRASSING HEAT HERE!!
ALTHOUGH IT'S PLAYING HAVOIC WITH OUR FLU SEASON.
THERE WAS A STORY ON TV ABOUT THE WEATHER CHANGES JUST HERE IN THE STATES.
IT WAS SCARY TO SAY THE LEAST.
THEN THEY TALKED ABOUT AUSTRALIA.
OUR POLITICIANS HAVE THEIR HEADS IN THE SAND OVER THIS ONE.
MAYBE WHEN THE POLOR BEARS COME MARCHING DOWN THE COAST LOOKING FOR SNOW THEY WILL THINK TWICE:rofl: :rofl:

annie175
01-12-2013, 08:00 AM
MELLIE...glad you are getting some relief from the seniors...i.e. getting reports downstairs before anyone can hit you up!

Talked with my brothers and now I am on MY time schedule on moving dad in. When all my stuff is completed we will move forward. Hopefully, I can get him in here within a month. Since we only have Sunday's to work with it will take a bit more time.

SHADDIE...I saw on the news the red sand storm in Onslow. It looked huge and scary, but oh so beautiful! You are getting a hot mess of crap and we are getting a cold mess of crap!

Today is supposed to be 60, but rain. We are now under a flood watch due to the melting snow (of which is all gone in my neck of the woods) and the additional rain.

Sassy is quite the turd. C took the shammed pillow off the bed and surprise...a dried up turd from yesterday's incident. She is definitely skating on VERY thin ice.

Made bake seasoned pork chops that could be cut with a fork...broccoli cheese rice and sauteed mushrooms for dinners. C said he was in heaven. Well yeah dude, you live with me. hahah.

Not only am I stressed, I feel like a undesireable fat cow. My attitude is very sucky right now.

Gotta get going.

Laura705
01-12-2013, 08:50 AM
Annie - What a lot you have on your plate! Yep, we need Sven (or is it Igor?) making the rounds with tropical drinks and massages, and maybe he needs to stay in your neck of the woods for a bit longer to get you through all the moves!
Dinner sure sounded yummy. :hungry:

Mel - yeh, nice to come home to the smell of dinner in the oven! Muscle soreness is gone now, just the usual aches & pains are left, lol. Glad you had the stealth office visit, and may your weekend be quiet. From that list, it sounds like you could forever be helping out the seniors!! Make yourself scarce!

Ceejay - Well, the extra deductions certainly aren't welcome, but at least it gives you an excuse to terminate the questionable cleaning services provided by that woman. Enjoy your weekend.

Shad - Congrats in advance to your niece - hope the birth goes smoothly & the little one is perfect in every way.:bb:

Michelle - Ah, separate entrance & exit gates are a very smart idea. I'm sure all the dog park regulars will get to know Santa if they haven't already, lol.

Hellos to the lurkers!

Off I go, busy day ahead!

happy2bme
01-12-2013, 09:24 AM
argggggghh - just lost 25 minutes of posting. :mad::mad::mad:

Ok, it's icy and horrid here. First we got rain on top of matted snow that quickly turned to ice underneath. If ice is bad, then rain on top of ice is worse. Now the temps are dropping and it's all freezing into a lumpy, nasty mess. Winds are kicking up too. It's bad out and I have to go to work although if we slide on the hill, we're turning around and going back home.

Annie, when I saw your 3am FB post I knew something was up. Having to deal with any ONE of the situtations you are facing is bad enough, much less having to deal with 3 houses, 3 moves and a pooping puppy. First I would give it up to God and calm yourself down. (I TOTALLY get that one and highly advise it). Then prioritize and do what needs to be done most. Let Sissy toss out C'sDD junk - it's good she is doing the cleaning - no emotional attachment to anything in there. I'm sure you want to make it easiest on Dad but you can also make modificiations to the house once he gets in and settled. Cleaning up his house will be difficult - see emotional attachments :hug: I will highly recommend grab bars in the bath. My Mom has the traditional one on the long back facing wall but they also installed a vertical-up & down one on the short wall with the faucets. It REALLY helps getting out of the tub. I was so impressed I asked DH to put one in for me. I think that will help him alot as he can also hang on to it while drying off once out. I have no advice for Sassy's issue as I am not a dog owner, but going on your bed as opposed to the carpet inside the door or on the kitchen tile would indicate a bigger personal statement I would think. Just relax, breathe and all in good time. Realize too that this stress will also make you feel not at your best. And while you are at it, how do you make fork tender pork chops? ;) Mine are dry.

Ceejay - that crazy woman is playing you like a violin. Give her the boot. And go count your valuables.

Mel - I am starting to cringe when I see some - but not all - seniors approaching me. I can't imagine you living with the petty nonsense day in and out. They get soooo fixated on things. :yikes: Smart of you to drop and run. Taking care of business never meant you had to have a constant presence. ;) Love the bunny pic today.

Shad - stay cool. Or try to. I imagine the heat coupled with the humidity must be horrid. As well as the bugs.

Laura - have a good weekend out there.

Michelle - get yourself some rest this weekend and dry up those lungs. I had to smile at Santa running off with the other doggies. Just like a kid ;)

Lots of clunking noises going on outside. I think the winds are rather gusty. Got a feeling it's going to be a lost day today. And I just know the store will be COLD. The upstairs tenant controls the heat and even though they have a little toddler, I think they sleep in so it takes until lunchtime before I start to warm up. Guess I will pack some tea and my biggest mug. Have a good one ladies.

Karen3
01-12-2013, 10:04 AM
Good morning worldies...just sneaking back here from Golden Chicks to thank you all for your prayers and that Happy's DH should know it is worthwhile to have the procedure done. The elephant I didn't know was sitting on my chest is gone. My BP is 115/72 and pulse is 72 this morning. It was scary but I would easily do it again. k3

annie175
01-12-2013, 01:33 PM
Karen, so glad you had a success with surgery. Prayers do work....

HAPPY...I do run my chops under water then dip in light breading of your choice. Spray Pam in the bottom of a baking pan, place chops, then here is the bad part. Put a pat of butter on top of each chop. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 400 for at least 30 minutes. Then uncover and bake another 10 or 15 mins. It really depends on how thick your chops are as to how long you bake them...Just don't over bake that causes them to be dry. The longest baking time should be under the foil. Uncovered is just to give them a little crunch. My chops were 1 1/2" thick got 5 of them for 6 bucks. On sale and couldn't believe my eyes. The thinner the chop you have to be careful on the baking time or they will be dry. I always set my timer to be sure on time, as I can't remember $hit.

LAURA...enjoy your Saturday...do something fun for me too!!

It is funny, I have so much going on and to do that I am doing nothing. Guess I need to get my heiny in gear instead of watching the Hallmark channel. Blah. I don't wanna.

Howdie everyone...

annie175
01-12-2013, 01:37 PM
MELLIE...the beach and umbrella drinks look quite inviting. Sometimes I feel like I have bit off more than I can swallow whole. Forget the chewing. I have more magazines if you want them. Co=worker brought a few in to get rid of...you want them there?? Cannot wait till commune time, just hope we are not all too old to enjoy it and each other. Hugs

ceejay52
01-12-2013, 02:58 PM
Annie
Wow, you do have a lot on your plate right now. I'm glad you are resting.

Mel
Stay out of the office as much as possible. To many flu germs going around.

Happy
I'm glad I had the excuse of telling her about the social security hike. I will not be hiring her back.
You are most loyal to be going into work with all that ice. Be safe. I'm not too sure it will be worth the effort.. I'd be staying inside where it's warm.

Shad
Try to stay cool. And keep us posted on the arrival of the wee one.

Laura
What are you up to this week end?
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Not much has happened since yesterday. My aunt called to see if I were coming this week end. I had the weather for an excuse. We are under a flash flood watch. We have had some rain but more is coming in later this afternoon. My other aunt who was sick with pneumonia is finally home but giving her family a rough time. She's very bossy.
I'm tired of keeping the road hot so to speak. I really don't want to go to Jonesboro Thursday to the doctor and if my blood work comes out good I'm going to go when needed.
Made Mexican chicken for lunch. Not sure what I'll have for next week. Need to be planning ahead on that also.
It's time to get back to my chores.

Shad
01-12-2013, 05:40 PM
Morning all,

Mel - good onya for a straight in, straight out approach at the office. Wouldn't mind doing that to my office from time to time.
Hope you get to stay away from the health issues and such like. Death is somehow so permanent. :lol:

Annie - such a busy person. Seems that you need a down day and have C take you out on the lake so no one can get to you. Lists are a great idea. Keeps things on the straight and narrow and I find with a list to tick off as I go, I don't miss a lot. It seems to burn in to the brain when I write it down. I must ask - I thought your son was in the military. Has he moved out of there and is now in the plumbing trade? Guess I either misread or didn't read at all.
I'm sure you don't look like a fat, undesirable cow. This too shall pass when some of the planning falls into place.

Laura - I'm sure my niece will cope just as well with the 2nd as she did with the first one. She sure is an organiser that one.

Happy - funnily enough there is little humidity here at the moment and the bugs are burnt to smithereens. There is no 30++ sunscreen for bugs thank heaven. Humidity in Darwin is bad, but it isn't here. Just the heat. Into the 40s we go just like over there except our 40 is a bit different from your 40. Even the weeds haven't bothered to grow.
Hope the job goes okay and not too slowly, however I wonder why people might go out to buy popcorn in the dead of winter.

Karen3 - glad to hear that you have had a successful procedure and are feeling great. Nothing as good as feeling as if you could take on the world and win.

Ceejay - get rid of the cleaner - good idea. Pity you can't trust the neighbours and that they are only after you because you are the only one working and they think a free ride is a good idea. D'oh no it is not. Ceejay has grown a backbone and will do things her way.

Hello - to Michelle and Ellen.

It doesn't seem as hot today was, however it is getting warmer. No doubt it will be another scorcher. Please can we have a storm and some rain. I should mow the lawns but there really isn't enough there to get excited about. No doubt by the time the next leave comes around it will take me all day to do.
Might just go and do some filing and check for the accountant and my tax return. I did send the papers in some time back, but they seem to have got lost in the mail. Drat. Doing them once was bad enough. Twice is two times too many.
See ya. I'm posting before I lose the lot.

annie175
01-13-2013, 04:12 AM
Good Morning Ladies...yes been up most of the night. It has rained and thrunderstormed most of the night...Great sleeping weather, glad C is taking advantage of it as I am not. Now I look like a fat undesireable fat haggard cow with no sleep. Could it get any worse? LOL

SHADDIE...DS is now in the national guard, doing plumbing for a living. He is waiting on orders to be deployed, hopefully they will not come through. He had guard duty this weekend and is coming home after guard on Sunday afternoon. He was going to go full Army until he got hooked up with Kristin, priorities changed. lol. Unfortunately I do not have my head in the right place to even write down the lists....C is home tomorrow and is going to help me get my act together...he should, he is part of my head mess with his house.

CEEG...sometimes I too feel like I do all the driving to visit and take care of things. Burning up the road rubber. Great you recognize it and are taking the right steps...xo

I need to quit b*tching and thinking only of myself. How selfish can I be? New day, no sleep, better attitude. Remind me I said that in a few days.

MELODY525
01-13-2013, 07:06 AM
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THE WEATHERMEN NEED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL.
IT'S NOT BEEN ANYTHING LIKE THEY SAID.
LAST NIGHT ONE EVEN ADMITTED "IT'S BEEN SLOW GETTING HERE".
WTF!!! NOT NEAR 6O AND ALSO WHERE IS THE FRASSING SUNSHINE!!?!?!
I'M NOT LEAVING THE HOUSE UNTIL JUNE. THAT SETTLES IT!

NOTHING HAPPENED HERE THAT WAS VERY EXCITING.
QUIET DAY & A NIGHT WITH NO ALARMS.
I THINK EVERYONE IS SLEEPING WITH THIS DRAB WEATHER.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY :encore:




ANNIE....NO SUCKY ATTITUDES ALLOWED THIS MONTH.
WE NEED TO PUSH FORWARD SO WE CAN GET OUT OF WINTER!!:sunny:
SORRY THINGS ARE SO "PILED UP" RIGHT NOW.
THINK BETTER TIMES ARE COMING.
C IS LUCKY TO HAVE YOU AS HIS PERSONAL CHEF!!'
POOR SASSY BETTER PUT ON A RAINCOAT IF THE ICE IS SO THIN!!!:lol3:
STAY STRONG SISTA!!:hug: WISH WE COULD HELP.
I LOVE SLEEPING IN STORMS. TOO BAD YOU CAN'T.
SEND THE MAGS IF IT'S NOT COSTING YOU ANYTHING.
IF YES THEN DON'T!!! SENDING ANOTHER HUG:hug:




LAURA....GLAD THE BODY FEELS OK.
I LOVE WHEN RICHIE COOKS.
THEY CALL AND BRING IT DOWN ON A PLATE:dance:
HOPE YOUR BUSY DAY WENT WELL.
PS: I DIDN'T PUT ALL THE "STINKY" THINGS THE SENIORS NEED HELP WITH.
TOO DISTRESSSING!!!:rofl: :rofl:
THAT LIST IS ENDLESS.




HAPPY....I THOUGHT OF YOUR BUNNIES WHEN I SAW THAT PIC.
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE ROAD CONDITIONS!! :yikes:
STAY SAFE MY NORTHERN SISTER AND BE CAREFUL.
GOOD ADVICE TO OUR ANNIE. BABY STEPS AND BREATHE!!!
HAVE A GREAT DAY.:hug:




KAREN3...GLAD YOU DID FINE AND ARE HOME HAPPY:cheer3:





CEEJAY....MEXICAN CHICKEN AND LESS ROAD TRIPS!!
SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD PLAN TO ME.
HOPE THE CHICKEN WAS GOOD:hun:
HOPE THE RELATIVES FEEL BETTER.
BOSSY AUNT?? SEND HER HERE....WE HAVE LOTS OF THEM!"rofl:
I SAW TORNADO WATCHING ALL OVER YOUR STATE LAST NIGHT.
THE MAP LOOKED LIKE A FRASSING CHRISTMAS TREE!!
STAY SAFE:hug:




SHAD....YES DEATH IS JUST TOO PERMANENT FOR ME:rofl: :rofl:
I STILL DIDN'T TELL JEN ABOUT INSURANCE PAPERS!! ROFLMAO
HOPE THE JOB GOES WELL THIS WEEK.
WISH I COULD SHARE THIS RAIN WITH YIOUR WHOLE COUNTRY!!
I THINK WE'VE HAD YOUR RAIN AS WELL AS EVERYONE ELSES:rain:
HAVE A GREAT WEEK :hug:

happy2bme
01-13-2013, 12:51 PM
Good morning chicks,

I made it into work yesterday and surprisingly I had quite a few customers. Left with the shelves rather barren. Now I am off for 5 whole days - whoopee! I did a little work on their website yesterday in between waiting on people. It's tedious and a bit nerve wracking as I have to learn new software on my own and I really don't want to mess anything up. Of course I don't have to do this either but it's something to pass the time. The temperatures dropped drastically here and it's really cold. Was cold in the store too. The upstairs tenant controls the heat and I think they were away for the weekend and turned the thermostat down because the air that was coming through the vents - when it did - was barely warm. We are in for a deep freeze over the next 2 weeks. Glad I'm home, will have to search the pantry and freezer for some soup fixings.

What odd weather everyone is having. Mel and perhaps Ceejay are getting washed out. Shad is sweating in the intense heat and we are freezing. We need to fast forward a few months to more temperate climates!

Annie - you are not a fat bloated mess. Just a soggy, tired one. Sit down with C when he gets home and make a list of what you need to do. Delegate to others if you can and you just go and concentrate on your part and yours alone. I'm sure there are others who are willing to help you - even if you have to prod them with a stick - but realize you will do nothing but spin circles in the sand if you are overwhelmed. You are organized and efficient, there is just too much going on in your life right now so you need to cut back. One thing or no more than 2 at a time. Okay? :hug:

Mel - you can probably leave the house in May. :D I was thinking yesterday, the next few months are the worst of winter but it will be over soon. We just have to skip past the day to day stuff. If you get tired of rain, you can come out here. The turkeys were "skating" across the icy patches in the yard yesterday and the poor deer with their spindly legs were walking carefully too. Just pick up a bottle of hooch on your way in to warm us up ;)

Shad - it's not so much that people come out in the dead of winter for popcorn although there are some locals who stop in town for a bag when there's a big footy game on the telly like yesterday. Alot of our winter business has to do with people who have seasonal / 2nd homes in the area. They come up for a few days and like the popcorn and come in for their "fix" or take some back home to rellies and friends. Much like I stock up on Italian beef and sausage when I hit Chicago. That's about 2/3's of our sales and they tend to buy more when they come in. Bummer on your financial papers getting lost. I hope you made a copy of the set before you sent it off. I imagine with your line of work, that's a might big pile of reciepts. I imagine with all this heat and you being away, your garden is nothing to speak of. Even tomatoes can only take so much warmth.

Ceejay - I looked at the radar last night - seems there were some strong storms passing your way. Hope you don't have issues with flooding again. Maybe you need to take a break from all that driving. It does have it's moments when it can be tiring. Just do what you have to with appointments and beg off the relatives for a weekend for yourself for a change.

Karen - glad you sailed through your procedure and are doing well. Sounds like you had a cardiac aversion and DH is looking at an ablation which is a lot more invasive. I hope this does the trick for you and your heart stays in rhythm.

Laura - we have a weekend of free movie channels on cable. I taped War Horse since that looked interesting on the trailers when it came out. Did you see it? If so, what did you think? Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Hi Ellen, Michelle and Java. :wave:

Think I'll go find me some lunch and then do a little housework and make a grocery list. Have a good Sunday chicks.

ceejay52
01-13-2013, 02:25 PM
Mel
So glad that the alarms were quiet during the night. Hope the day is quiet also. We had a bumpy ride last night with the weather. We got plenty of rain and I'm thinking we are probably out of the drought situation. Re-my bossy aunt. This uncle deserves a gold medal.

Annie
Hugs and good vibes are being sent your way. One thing at a time.

Shad
Today I'm wishing for some of that "warm" air. It went from almost 70 degree's to 38 degree's over night. My body was enjoying the warm.

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I did manage to rearrange some things in the spare bedroom /office closet this past week end and threw away one garbage bag of unwanted stuff. Also did the cabinet under the kitchen sink. It's progress.

ceejay52
01-13-2013, 02:39 PM
Happy
I thought I had posted but saw your post when I came back. We did have some much needed rain and if we hadn't been in drought situations then we would have probably flooded. I'm fussing at 38 degree weather. Wow, 3 above is the lowest I ever want to see our temperatures. We've had them in the past and not looking forward to them in the future.
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Mission organization is continuing. Wish I had a week off from work to do some more of this while I'm in the mood.

Shad
01-13-2013, 04:42 PM
Back at the airport again. Seems like only yesterday I was here already. Next time home is a long weekend. Australia Day. So I will be home for 3 days.

Apart from the rose garden there is very little in the garden anywhere. I pulled out the veg patch last time I was home and then fertilised and mulched so that it will be ready for the next lot of plants when I am home to tend them. So much to do, but too hot for much. Temps yesterday soared to 38.5 at one point. But I will take that over Thargominda with temps in the high 40's over the weekend.

Ceejay - glad to hear you have decided not to drive so much. Must be a strain to that distance most weekends.

Annie - time to get your dancing shoes on and get out there. It always seems that when one thing happens, several more come to join in the fun. Hope you can get some downtime soon or I may have to come over there and use the rolling pin.

Happy - so you eat popcorn all year round over there. Seems to have gone out of fashion here. Don't see it much at all.
Oh yes I have copies of the financials. They are on my computer. Just have to find them and resend them again.

Mel - Frassin' rain, frassin' sun, frassin' weather.

Oh poop. They are calling the flight and I still need to go to the loo. I'll be back as I can. See ya.

Laura705
01-13-2013, 07:41 PM
Good Evening everyone.

Shad - I'm just about to get up and crank the thermostat up a couple degrees because it's chilly in here, but maybe your description of the weather in your hemisphere can hold me a few more minutes. Yes, I imagine everything is going into stop-mode due to lack of rain and all that heat. Interesting that popcorn doesn't seem to be a year-round thing there. Just something you get at an outdoor festival?? What about popcorn at the movie theaters? And microwave popcorn - is that popular there? I'm not a fan of that at all, with the fake butter. And I can almost resist the movie theater stuff too, given that I've finally learned it doesn't taste at all as good as it smells. Safe travels, and stay cool, my friend.

Ceejay - Brrr, quite a drop in temps for you, and rain to boot. At least it gave you an excuse to not be on the road this weekend. Bravo to you for your "mission organization" progress. :) I should be working on organizing our home office right now, but I've slothed away the day doing nothing productive.

Happy - Yay for 5 days off! Sounds very unpleasant if the shop was cold during your shifts. Hope you were bundled up and kept a mug of hot tea close at hand! War Horse...I had mixed thoughts on that one. Hard to see the depiction of how the horses were used during the war, and the brutality of WWI. Story was alright, and I recall it being a bit too long. I think I liked it better back when I saw it than I do now. But I wouldn't say you should skip it.

Annie - Sorry the weather and all the projects ahead of you led to a sleepless night. I hope you and Curtis got a good list/lists drawn up and that the very process of doing it brought a feeling of accomplishment and calmness to you. Oh, and you're not selfish, you're just overwhelmed at the moment.

Mel - Glad you had a quiet night. Bleh, we're back into the winter weather all this week. Oh well, that period of 50's we had here was nice while it lasted. Love the kitties!! My busy day on Saturday brought on a day of slothfulness today!! :p

Karen - Glad the procedure was a success and you're breathing and bp are improved!! :)

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Weekend almost over, boo. Friday afternoon I was checking in on craigslist on a couple things I'm looking for and found a great deal on some used office furniture from an office furniture dealer.

Friday night bf and I watched part of the movie "Bernie" and it was entertaining, but about an hour into it, I got really sleepy ( it was probably 10 or 10:30 by then), so we stopped the dvd.

Saturday morning we got out early to go look at the office furniture. Looks like a go for us. The dealer bought about 50 setups of the same thing - it's "real" office furniture, not the stuff you buy for the home, and there's a lot of storage pieces included. We'll arrange a truck/mover to do the pickup and delivery. I'm happy to have found a setup that pretty much includes all we need because I don't think bf and I would have ever agreed to anything if we'd had to have started "from scratch".

After that we stopped at McD's to wait for Tuesday Morning to open. I had oatmeal - not too bad, tasty with the fresh apples in it. I"m going to make a batch of steel cut oats after I post this.

At Tuesday Morning we bought a scarf for bf's aunt's birthday. We learned this store, close to home, is closing in six weeks. Too bad, but I suppose we'll keep checking back in the meantime for deals on clearance items.

Another stop at the Hallmark store to find a surprisingly large selection of 80th bday cards, LOL. We told the owner we were impressed and he said "People are living longer these days." :lol:

We popped home, where I showered and got dressed for the party and bf wrapped the bday gift. Then it was off to Popeye's for the chicken and sides for the bday party, which was at bf's sister's place. Bf's aunt was surprised and happy about her little party (14 people total), and it was a nice casual afternoon.

Back home I took doggy for a walk. A bit of a breather and off we went to dinner at TGIF's with 4 other people, and then bowling. We only played one game. I've never been much of a bowler and can't say when I did it last. My score was 90 and I was 4th out of us 6, so I wasn't the only poor bowler there, lol. :lol:

Afterwards we went to the bowling alley's bar for a drink and watched some karaoke (the guy who runs it is a friend of one of our group) and then it was home before the icy rain got too bad...though we were a bit late for that - ice had already started building up on the windshield while we were in the bowling alley. But everyone got home safely.

It was at home that I was unsafe...don't ask why I didn't put on a light when I went back to the living room for my book so I could read before I fell asleep, but I didn't. I guess the answer to why would be that I'm an idiot!! Anyway, in the dark, I misjudged where the opening into the living room was and banged right into the wall right at the opening. Ouch! Today I have a puffy left eye and minor broken skin under my eyebrow where my glasses must have crunched into my face. Part of the eyelid is now red, soon to turn purple I'm afraid. Lovely. Thank goodness I can pile on some makeup...hopefully the swelling goes down some more.

So that was my busy Saturday. Today was a do-nothing Sunday. Bf went off to watch more football playoff games this afternoon after speeding through two games this morning that he'd dvr'd yesterday. I watched the end of a Hallmark movie and a library dvd "Take this Waltz". Critics seemed to like it, but it wasn't my cup of tea. Good thing bf didn't watch it with me, would have been a disappointment to both of us. We had to return the half-viewed "Bernie" because it was due yesterday, but we're back on the list for it because we liked it and want to see the second half.

I suppose this week we'll need to get our office packed up and moved elsewhere in the house so we can move in the new furniture when we arrange delivery of that. I'm thinking we'll need to get some boxes or spring for some plastic bins because there's stuff all over the place. Ugh, what a chore. But the end result will be worth it. Okay, I'm gonna get this posted, put my oatmeal on the stove and watch some more tv. Nighty night all!~

MELODY525
01-14-2013, 06:12 AM
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MORNING CHICKS

ANOTHER SILENT DAY.
JUST A FEW DOORBELLS AND NO ALARMS.
THE KIDS DID THE SHOPPING FOR THE WEEK.
NOW I AM FREE TO REALLY DO NOTHING:beach:

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK.




HAPPY~ I AM GLAD YOU HAVE OFF NOW.
THIS WEATHER IS NUTS. WE'RE GONNA FREEZE THIS WEEK.
BUT NOT YOUR KIND OF FREEZING:brr:
I'LL BRING A CASE OF HOOCH IF I COME OUT THERE!!!
NO SENSE IN GOING BACK OUT FOR REFILLS WHILE I'M THERE:rofl:
THE POOR ANIMALS NEED SKATES. I CAN JUST SEE THEM.
HOPE DH HAD A BETTER NIGHT/DAY :hug:




CEEJAY~ I CRACKED UP ABOUT THE UNCLE DESERVING A GOLD MEDAL!!
GOD BLESS THE POOR MAN THEN.
YOU'RE ON AN EARLY SPRING CLEANING MARATHON???
I POKED MY HEAD INTO ONE CLOSET AND THEN BACKED OUT:rofl:




SHAD.....YOU REMIND ME OF TOM HANKS IN THAT AIRPORT MOVIE.
HAVE YOU LEARNED WHERE EVERYTHING IS?
BET YOU'RE WONDERING IF YOU'LL EVER GET OUT OF THERE!!!!:cry:
A NICE 3 DAY WEEKEND WILL COME IN HANDY.
MAYBE A HAMMOCK AND A BOOK!!




LAURA...OMG!! I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU DID THAT.
SOMETHING JEN & I WERE FAMOUS FOR DOING.
NOW WE LEAD WITH OUR HANDS LIKE WE'RE BLIND.
I STILL DO THAT IN MY CHAIR. HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER:hug:
PUT WARM TEA BAGS ON THE BRUISE.
IT HASTENS IT'S DEPARTURE. I USE IT ON THE SENIORS ALL THE TIME.
GOOD THING YOU HAD A QUIETER DAY AFTER THE FAST TRACK SATURDAY!!
BUT EVERYTHING SOUNDED NICE.

Laura705
01-14-2013, 10:45 AM
Morning all. Nothing much to report after my late post yesterday. Last month (or was it in November?) I'd dvr'd the PBS documentary by Ken Burns "The Dust Bowl". I watched part one last night. Boy was that depressing! After plowing up the central plains for farming, drought hit and on came all the dust storms. It's still one of the worst environmental disasters to occur in the US. I went on to watch part two of it. While the description of what we dvr'd looked like part 2, it was part one again. And of course, it's not scheduled to be televised anytime in the near future. Bah. I really wanted to see the rest of that.
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Mel, I'm glad you had a nice quiet day yesterday. And no shopping to do either - sounds like you can just relax for a bit! And stay warm and cozy inside. :)

This week is going to be the coldest yet of the season. :brr: I bundled up as usual for my commute this morning, but I hate seeing other people on the street underdressed for the weather. Such idiots! And while I know that the cold itself doesn't cause illness, I know that being too cold and your body trying to keep itself warm wears it down, weakens its immunity, and probably makes it more susceptible to illness. And we certainly have heard about all the illness is going around these days!! So on top of all the advice we've been hearing in the media to wash our hands, we should also be staying healthy by getting enough sleep and dressing warmly! Enough about that.

Pretty quiet here. The boss had a death in the family and is out of the office. No meetings for me today. I will push on with mostly low priority work.

Tonight I need to return a library dvd. Speaking of the library, I could swear I'd gone up to position 6 or maybe even 5 on the hold list for season 2 of Downton Abbey, but now I see I'm back/still at 7. What gives?!! Some slacker has probably kept a copy out beyond the due date. Or maybe one of the dvds has been damaged. Who knows. :shrug:

Not that I'll have time for tv this week... The more I look at the state of our home office, the more work I think it'll be to just get it emptied out for the new furniture to come in. Have to get working on that ASAP.

My eyelid is still puffy and red, but hasn't turned purple (yet). Wearing my glasses today because the frame will hide some of the puffiness. Mel, you're right, if I stumble around in the dark, I need to keep my hands out in front of me and feel my way around with them and not my face, LOL!!

Okay, I'll get this posted and check back later. Ciao!

diyana
01-14-2013, 11:39 AM
Hi ladies -

I just got let go from my job. I'll try and post more later...right now, I have to apply for unemployment and reactivate my job search network.

Much love,
Michelle

annie175
01-14-2013, 11:46 AM
I am so sorry CHELLE...hugs...

Laura705
01-14-2013, 12:45 PM
Oh no, Michelle, I'm so sorry!! :hug: :hug:

diyana
01-14-2013, 04:18 PM
Okay, ladies, I need all the prayers, positive energy and good vibes you can muster.

Before I started my most recent job, I worked for about a month with a company that didn't want me to leave and emailed me a couple times asking if I would consider coming back. I'm meeting with my manager and the HR person tomorrow at 8 am. They haven't said anything, but I'm REALLY hoping that I will just go from that meeting to the downtown offices and start working right away.

The commute is farther, and the insurance isn't as good as it was at the hospital system....but the pay is better. And I did really like it there...they were a great group of people to work with.

Please say a prayer, send positive energy, good thoughts or whatever, so that I get that job.

Much love and many hugs,
Michelle

happy2bme
01-14-2013, 04:23 PM
Michelle - I am very,very sorry to hear about the job. :hug: That's way more stress than anyone can reasonably handle. Bear in mind that there is a reciprocal agreement amongst the states regarding unemployment which means if you qualify in WI and move to CA - you can continue to recieve checks from WI as long as you initiate a job search at your new home state.

I just don't know what to say. You have not only been punched in the stomach, but kicked in the teeth also. If there's anything we can do...

diyana
01-14-2013, 04:44 PM
Thanks, Happy. With all the stress and negativity at my job, I can't help but think this is a good thing in the long run. Please send me good vibes for tomorrow...I'd really like to go back to the position I had there. :) Thanks for the tip about the unemployment. An earlier move to CA is also an option, but not until after the divorce is final (in a month), and I'm soooo hoping to have a good job by then. Hopefully by tomorrow. :crossed:

happy2bme
01-14-2013, 04:47 PM
why do you have to wait until the divorce is final? Do you have to appear in court or something?

annie175
01-14-2013, 05:05 PM
You know you have my prayers Chelle, as you are always in them...just working at it harder today....hugs.

ceejay52
01-14-2013, 06:30 PM
Michelle
Hugs, prayers and good vibes being sent your way. Let us know how we can help

diyana
01-14-2013, 07:26 PM
Happy - Yes, I have to appear in court on Feb. 15th for the divorce hearing. If I don't, I won't be there to answer any questions the judge may have of me. Plus, there is still the matter of the lease that I signed so I could rent this fabulous place. Every place I looked at was requiring a lease. Basically, if I leave before the lease is up in August/September, which I may do anyway, I have to pay the rent on this place until they get a renter. Anyway, I'm not thinking about that right now...first step, get income...hopefully I'll have a job offer at my meeting tomorrow. As I said, the pay was good at this job.

Annie and Ceejay - Thanks for all the prayers, hugs and good vibes.

I love all my Worldly Sisters!! I'm so grateful you're in my life.

Many hugs,

Laura705
01-14-2013, 07:46 PM
Michelle - Saying prayers for you & sending good vibes that your interview goes well tomorrow. I think it's great that they've kept in touch in with you & I hope it's a sign they'll welcome you back tomorrow.:hug::hug::goodvibes:goodvibes:goodluck:: goodluck:

upswife
01-14-2013, 08:55 PM
Just a drive by again :wave: everyone!

Luv and Hugs

MELODY525
01-15-2013, 07:23 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS

SPENT TIME WITH THE GOVT ONCE AGAIN ON THE PHONE.
SUPPOSED TO GET SOME KIND OF CLOSURE TODAY I GUESS.
STILL OVER THAT RAISE.

JEN WAS DOWN HERE A FEW TIMES.
I GAVE HER ALL MY WATERCOLOR STUFF.
I ALSO HAD 2 BEAUTIFUL KITS.
TRIED IT A FEW TIMES BUT IT'S NOT MY BAG.
I THOUGHT OF YOU MISS HAPPY.
I FOUND 2 SETS OF WATERCOLOR PENCILS:rofl:
JEN WENT HOME A HAPPY CAMPER.
NOW SHE HAS NEW TOYS & NOW I WISH I HAD THAT MONEY BACK!! :lol3:

I HAVE BEEN WATCHING WHAT I EAT & CUTTING CARBS.
NO BREAD, NO CAKES, LOWER SUGAR ETC.
I SEEM TO BE LOSING INCHES BUT NOT POUNDS. WTF!
I CAN TELL YOU MY BELLY "BLOAT" IS MUCH LOWER. :D
OTHER THAN THAT, NOTHING IS NEW HERE.

HAVE A SUPER DAY.





LAURA....KEN BURNS HAS SOME GREAT STUFF DOESN'T HE?
BUT MOST OF IT CONTAINS SADNESS.:cry:
I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT THE PEOPLE WENT THRU DURING THOSE TIMES.
I DIDN'T WATCH THE WHOLE THING.
THE SCARY PART IS THERE ARE A LOT OF PROBLEMS ALL OVER AGAIN.
THOSE "HABOOBS" DOWN BY ARIZONA AND SUCH ARE SCARING THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS....SP??
DRESS WARM & STAY AWAY FROM SICK PEOPLE!!!:hug:
I AM SO HAPPY FOR MAGGIE SMITH AND HER AWARD.
SHE DID A WONDERFUL JOB AND HER WIT IS STILL SO SHARP!!
YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT ALL!!! DOWNTON FOREVER:encore:
HOPE THE EYE FEELS BETTER. :hug:





MICHELLE...VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR JOB.
THANK GOD FOR UNEMPLOYMENT AND TAKE TIME TO BREATHE:hug:
DO NOT LET THIS MAKE YOU NUTS. CONSIDER IT A TEST.
THEN SMACK THE CRAP OUT OF ANY NEGATIVE THOUGHTS THAT POP UP.
YOU CAN & WILL GET THRU THIS.
WE ALL HAVE AND WE ARE HERE FOR YOU:hug:


CEEJAY :wave:


:wave: WAVING TO ALL THE MISSING CHICKS & ELLEN FLYING THRU

diyana
01-15-2013, 07:31 AM
Good morning ladies -

I so very much appreciate all your love and support and prayers. I'm getting ready to leave for my meeting soon. I so hope it goes well and they offer me my old job back. :crossed: :angel: I'll post as soon as I can after the meeting.


All good vibes and prayers are as always appreciated.
Much love and many hugs,

diyana
01-15-2013, 11:28 AM
Hi ladies -

Just a quick post to let you all know that I got my old job back! :woohoo: :cheer: I really liked the people there, and they're happy to have me back. :) (Just to clarify, this is the job I had for a few weeks in between leaving Kohl's and starting at the hospital system.)

I start on Monday. I wanted to start today so I wouldn't have to miss any days of pay...but Monday is fine. I'll get to relax a bit and sort through some of my boxes a bit.

I'm thrilled that I have income again so I don't have to move to CA before Spring. :yes:

I'll post more later this afternoon or evening. Thanks for all your prayers, support, encouragement and love.

Much love and many hugs,

annie175
01-15-2013, 11:43 AM
Congrats Chelle..Yah!!

Laura705
01-15-2013, 01:13 PM
Whoohoo Michelle!! :woohoo::woohoo:

I'm sooooo happy to hear that good news!! :) :carrot:

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Had a meeting that ran long, and I have a webinar coming up at 1:00, so I'm going to grab some lunch now before it begins (have to run out and get something, didn't bring anything from home today).

Back later.

P.S - Michelle - Funny to see you say you're thrilled to not have to move to CA before spring - makes it sound like you really enjoy the winters in WI, LOL. (I know, it's really the lease situation.)

ceejay52
01-15-2013, 02:12 PM
Michelle
I'm so excited for you. Take the day off and pamper yourself.

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Still no winter precipitation. My bil posted on fb that it was snowing in Dallas.
I'd been debating on keeping my doctor here or the one in Jonesboro As of this morning the one in Jonesboro has won out. My doctor here is returning to Twiawan to visit with his 93 year old father who has been extremely ill for some time now.
More later it's time to back wash a filter.

Shad
01-15-2013, 04:03 PM
MIA again, sorry

Congrats Michelle.

Gotta run. Weekends coming. Maybe I'll have time to catch up then. Meantime live well, laugh often and dance like there is no tomorrow.

Laura705
01-15-2013, 04:06 PM
Well, now that I'm back, I realize I don't have much to report.

Bf reported that after our socializing on Saturday, his nose ran all day Sunday and he had some congestion in his throat, but he felt okay yesterday. On the flip side, I felt okay Sunday, but yesterday afternoon at work, I began to have congestion in my throat, but not really any nasal congestion. This is the same way that last illness I had started, the one that made me cough and cough for what felt like forever. I sure hope this isn't the same thing! I feel kind of lousy right now, and have some aches in my shoulders. I'm out of Aleve at the moment, so I'm taking ibuprofen a few times a day. This too shall pass.

I'm supposed to go to see the movie Django Unchained tonight. I'm not coughing much at this stage, so I figure I can sit on my arse in a theater for a couple hours.

That's it for me. TTFN.

annie175
01-15-2013, 05:48 PM
Good health to all and loves. Don't feel much like posting. C is sick with a cold and working his arse off. Mentally, I am dealing with everything, here and there. I have shipped so much stuff at work back to IT and storage, my hands have permanant tape sticky...lol. Hating work more and more.

love and hugs

happy2bme
01-16-2013, 02:16 AM
Hi all,

The day got away from me. Had a nice night Monday. A lady I met at the Humane Society invited me to her house with a bunch of friends for a girl's night get together. She has an amazing house on the lake and every square inch of wall space is filled with artwork of all shapes and sizes and media. She has 4 dogs and a cat - can you tell she's a big supporter of the Humane Society? We had a nice evening. The ladies were nice and tried to draw me into the conversation (I am VERY shy around social settings even though I talk my face off at the store). I really enjoyed myself. Played the game Apples to Apples for the first time. It was alot of fun and I actually won the game. *ringer, ringer* ;) One of the ladies drove me home and told me about her passions - she is involved in our local live theater group and she organized a group of ladies who meet on Tuesdays each and every week and do outdoor things - kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing - no matter what the weather. Then they gather for lunch. There are several options to meet people - one of the nice things here - they realize there are new people coming in and try to find ways to get them integrated into the community and meet folks.

Today I did some housework but mostly spent the day on a few phone calls and talking with DH about his options for his palpitations. Since he did not want the invasive ablation, they suggested another medicine which, because it can cause different palpitations - requires a minimum 3 day hospital stay in which they monitor you closely for an adverse reaction. Makes sticking a catherer up your leg and punching a hole in your heart to zap some wild heart muscle a walk in the park, eh? :yikes: He is not sure what he wants to do. We talked about it and he did some research on his own. I think we'll talk more yet.

And before I knew it the day was over. It is nice being off, I must say. I made chicken fajitas for dinner, picked up 2 magazines with some good looking recipes in them. Have to make some nice soups. Next week we are in for a frigidly cold spell for a few days. I have to go to the podiatrist on Monday where they are predicting a high temperature of minus 6 degrees. That is going to make for a darn chilly house here with our large windows and high ceilings. Still no snow to speak of - people are talking about how they can't remember being this far into January without a decent snow cover. Our neighbor spread straw on the pipes leading from the house to the sewer line but we are getting gusty winds like tonight so I don't really see what good that will do except scare the turkeys when it blows past.

Annie - God love you, sounds like you are handling the office move all by yourself. Use some good handcream, those boxes and tape can make a mess of your hands. We're sending you good thoughts.

Laura - hope you don't get sick. How did you like the movie?

Shad - you sound busy again. Make sure you bury the bodies ;)

Ceejay - weather looks horrid down your way. Hope you are not slip sliding away. Is that good or bad with changing doctors? My Mom's doctor is in sort of the same boat - his elderly father in India is very sickly and with all the red tape the poor doctor is encountering with medicare - most of his patients he has taken care of for 20 to 30 years - he is considering giving up his practice which would devistate my Mom. Go with your gut decision - whomever you think is giving you the best care.

Michelle - that's good that the company gave you a second chance. They have done you a huge favor, hopefully you can pay them back in kind.

Mel - how nice that you gave Jen the art supplies. I do understand about wishing you had the money instead but I'm sure she will really enjoy them. What a nice surprise! I know you are trying to lose some weight but if you are reducing the bloat and dropping inches, don't forget to count the all important NSVs! Congratulations - it sounds like your way of eating is working for you. It's especially hard to drop pounds when it's still cold out. Just keep doing what you are doing - each day you stay on plan is a victory in itself. :hug:

It's cold and dark and windy outside and something is going bump in the night. Hope I can get to sleep. Have a good night all.

MELODY525
01-16-2013, 07:49 AM
A Quick Post Today.
Bad Night, Bad Morning.
Alarms And The Loo.
Not A Good Combination.,
See You Manana.

annie175
01-16-2013, 09:15 AM
FEEL BETTER MELLIE...will catch you in the loo as that is where I have been most of the morning also. I will bring some reading material altho the stay in there is not long enough to read an article. Hugs sista soul.

HAPPY....Your evening sounded like so much fun. Sometimes it is good just to be shy and quiet, sit back and observe when you are the newbie. Helps you get a feel on everything.

SHADDIE...there you go blowin' past....I cannot tell if you are coming or going half the time.

CHELLE...do good at your new/old job. Everything happens for a reason. Darned if I know what they are, but they do! Hugs

ELLEN....gotcha checked in and hope you day is going grand!

CEEG...how are you feeling my friend?

LAURA...you have been one busy chick lately...partying, shopping, eating out, glad you are having a great time.

Been too pooped to get anything done in the evening other than the regular stuff, dinner, dishes, laundry, gave Sassy a bath and took out the trash last night. I need to get started on dad's room. This weekend for sure.

Cs day off today. No extra working today as he is in bed with a cold, AGAIN. I told him to use more hand sanitizer and take his vitamins regularly. I did give him one on my B12 shots last night in hopes of getting him some pumped up energy.

I brought 3 trash bags of papers from dad's to work for our shred it bin. I went through it as I slid it in the slot, glad I did as I found a picture of his mom and dad (my grandparents). She was about 16 and he 20 or more. I really don't know how much older he was than she, but it was several years.

Better get back at packin. Hi to everyone...

ceejay52
01-16-2013, 09:31 AM
Annie
I like older pictures of family members. As for my health I'm feeling good. Just a bit run down. I need a b12. Even though I take b12 on a daily basis it seems the shot makes me feel better for a couple of days.

Happy
I have made up my mind that I'll keep the doctor in Jonesboro simply because he knows more about my ailments than the one here. It's a bit icy today but not bad in this area. They did close school as some of the side road still have ice on them. I had no trouble getting to work.

Mel
Feel better soon.

Shad
We understand. Sometimes life gets in the way of things.

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I was greatly relieved that the roads didn't get as bad as was predicted here. Jonesboro-Paragould got hit a bit harder. Memphis got hit pretty hard the last go round.
More later

happy2bme
01-16-2013, 11:51 AM
Good morning ladies,

We got a bit of snow overnight. Maybe just an inch. DH is shovelling and plowing. Plowing???? I guess he misses it. Hasn't had much of a chance to shovel this year. Come to think of it, I think what snow we did get so far he broom swept away.

Nothing much planned for today except odds and ends around the house and I should pack up and put away the Christmas stuff in the basement.

I think you ladies need to de-stress a bit. Sorry to hear that so many of you are having the hurky jerky tummies. I guess we have to assemble a yoga class with an after class wine meet and greet at the commune ;) I will reiterate the advice we give one another - breathe deep and take things one step at a time.

Annie with the full time job, I do advocate just planning 3 small things when you get home each night. Could be doing dishes, washing the bedding for dad's room and maybe 1 box of papers. Do not overwhelm yourself :nono: It's good you went through the papers before you shredded them. I'm sure a few gems will be hidden amongst the recyling stuff.

Ceejay - glad you didn't get alot of ice.

Mel - hope the morning brought some calm to you so you can catch up on rest. Don't forget the DO NOT DISTURB sign on the door.

Guess I'd best get on with the day. Have a good one chicks.

Laura705
01-16-2013, 03:55 PM
Went to see Django last night (good) and as soon as I got home I was hit w/ chills & aches. NyQuil & to bed. Feeling horrible today, chills, fever, aches, sore throat. Stayed home of course & don't see myself back at work tomorrow. Blech.

happy2bme
01-16-2013, 04:17 PM
Laura - hope you don't have that dreadful flu that is floating around. That's how my BIL felt - one day like something "might" be coming on, the next day - blammmm - on the floor and sick, sick, sick. You were wise to stay home - no need to infect the office and that's exactly what I'd say when I called work. Hope you feel better. Hot liquids and lots of rest.

diyana
01-16-2013, 06:55 PM
Hi Ladies -

I think all the stress I was under at my ex-job has gotten the best of me. All I want to do is rest and relax. So that's exactly how I'm spending my few days off. Resting, relaxing and reading. I had a doctor appointment today. She's increasing one of my diabetes meds...she said I'm making great progress, she just wants my numbers to be a bit better. The only thing on my agenda for tomorrow is go to the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions that my doctor sent over there.

Unfortunately it's still too icey everywhere to take Santa for a walk around my block, and the dog park is even icier! :yikes: So I've been walking him around the library in town. The sidewalks in town have been well salted and are very safe.

I'm so sorry to hear that so many of you are ill. Sending lots of :getwell: wishes to those who need them.

And to those who said I work hard and do a great job for this company that hired me back...that is ABSOLUTELY the plan. I will work hard and make them very pleased that they re-hired me. :)

Much love and many hugs to all,

MELODY525
01-17-2013, 07:34 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS
IT SNOWED HERE BUT ONLY A DUSTING.
LOOKED OUTSIDE NOW AND THINK IT'S ALL GONE.
FEELING BETTER BUT NOT 100% YET.
KEEPING TO MYSELF AND THE KIDS.
QUIET NIGHT AND A GOOD SLEEP.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.




CEEJAY......TAIWAN?? GUESS HIS PATIENTS WILL MISS HIM.
i HAD A DR LEAVE FOR POLAND ONCE.
RIGHT AFTER MY SURGERY :faint:
IT SEEMS LIKE VERY WEIRD WINTER WEATHER EVERYWHERE.
WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE A BLIZZARD DROP 4 FEET OF SNOW ALL AT ONCE!
BE CAREFUL OUT ON THOSE ICY ROADS!





MICHELLE....CONGRATS ON THE NEW JOB.
YOU WERE VERY LUCKY!!!!! NOW STAY THERE!!




LAURA....HOPE YOU AND THE BF ARE FEELING BETTER.
STAY HOME AND BABY YOURSELF:hug:
THIS IS SUCH A NASTY BUG. BE CAREFUL!!





HAPPY....I DO NOT ENVY THE DECISION DH HAS TO MAKE.
PRAYING HE FINDS SOME INFO AS HE SEARCHES.
WISH THERE WAS SOMETHING WE ALL COULD DO TO HELP:hug:
MORE SNOW?? I THINK YOU & ANNIE ARE GETTING OURS AND YOURS!!
THIS IS THE CALMEST WINTER I HAVE EVER SEEN HERE. STAY WELL!!!





ANNIE....I FEEL YOUR PAIN:hug:
WE ARE WITH YOU IN SPIRIT & SENDING HUGS.
ONE PROBLEM AT A TIME WOULD HAVE BEEN NICER.
SENDING HUGS AND HOPE THEY WORK :hug: :hug:
ALSO HOPE C FEELS BETTER SOON TOO.
WE CAN BE THE LOO LOO SISTERS!!
SISTERS THAT FLUSH TOGETHERE STAY TOGETHER!!http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/toilet/t9703.gif




SHADDIE....WAVING G'DAY:wave:

happy2bme
01-17-2013, 12:36 PM
Hi ladies,

Light snow falling outside. I'm glad we're getting something to cover the ground as the really frigid weather approaches. People who've been here a while are saying that they can't remember a January so barren of snow.

I made a stew yesterday. It was tasting really good until I dumped in DH's salsa left over from the night before's chicken fajitas. He tried sorrento peppers for the first time and ai chihuahua were they speecy spicy. Since the stew was for him and there was only about a quarter cup of salsa left, I thought it might add a little bite which he likes. It did. He did (like it). But a bit too spicy for me. I made it from a magazine called Fine Cooking. Instead of a recipe it showed the basics of making a stew and you got to pick the ingredients each step of the way as you layer flavors. I used bacon as my browning fat. Cooked that up, removed bacon and used the drippings to brown the beef. Then added aromatics - celery, onion and carrot, the salsa with chilies but they give you about 10 other choices. You pick a deglazing liquid - I picked beer. Then a stewing liquid - I picked beef stock. Let that cook in a slow oven, then added vegetables - bigger chunks of carrot, small new red potatoes chopped and a can of stewed tomatoes. Let that go a while and right at the end I added some frozen green peas as well as a "finishing flavor" which was stone ground dijon mustard. Served it with some crusty bread rolls and it was yummy. I wished I had not put in the salsa because otherwise it would have been perfect for me. DH ate 2 bowls worth. I loved the pick and choose method of cooking rather than a regular recipe. You can vary this and make it with fish, chicken, pork or beef and adjust the ingredients to suit your palate. Only thing is that as DH pointed out, it was time consuming. I started at 1:15 in the afternoon and it wasn't ready until 6pm. I really liked this magazine because it showed in detail "how to" techniques. I know how to cook, but I'm looking to get better by learning new tips. I liked the magazine so much I went online and ordered their CD archive of all issues from 1994 to 2012. I decided that's what I'm going to use the gift card that I received from the popcorn shop at Christmas. Also ordered a couple of back issues of one of their gardening magazines. At least with a CD I won't have a ton of paper magazines laying all over the house :lol:

I think the weather is going to take a turn for the worse besides getting terribly cold. Woke up today with my bones hurting something fierce. Not arthritis per se, but just a deep pain. I'm starting to believe that I feel that way before a big storm so look out Nellie. :yikes:

Mel - I love the Calvin and Hobbes cartoons with him and snow / snowmen. Some classics there. Made me smile to see it. Glad you are on the mend, just take it easy and be the shadow in the halls :lol:

Michelle - I hope you can find some place for Santa to stretch his legs - one of the bummers of apartment living. I can see why the dog parks would really be nice in the city. They have a great one at the Humane Society by us too. You can almost see the dogs smiling as they romp around. Hope you get some relaxing time in for yourself.

The rest of you are in hiding or sick. Come out, come out. I'll whip up some soup and hot tea. Found a bottle of bourbon in the basement yesterday - that'll fix what ails yah :coffee: Feel better ladies and try not to be too stressed.

See yahs.

Laura705
01-17-2013, 04:46 PM
Afternoon all. Sunny & bright here.:sunny:

Ceejay - I take it you don't care for whoever covers for your doc when he leaves the country? Hope you like the doc in J'boro enough, otherwise, just keep looking.

Happy - Your girl's night out sounded fun - will you be joining them for more of them?? Your stew sounded tasty to me, but then I like spicy stuff. Brrr, yeh we're gonna get arctic air down here too. I'm almost positive I have a flu bug of some sort. And I got a shot!!:tantrum: no fair. :(. Still have a sporadic fever, but yesterday was worse.

Mel - how are you feeling today? Bf isn't sick, thank goodness.

Annie - hope C is feeling a bit better, and that you don't catch his cold!! Did you get the sticky stuff off your hands yet? Don't overdo it - you definitely don't want to be at risk to catch whatever nasty bug(s) is/ are going around.

Michelle - I'm glad you have a bit of a breather before you head back to work - relax & enjoy!

Laura705
01-17-2013, 05:10 PM
I posted because I thought I might lose my post.

Nothing much to report. Next week will be TOM, so I skipped a dose of DayQuil caps to take the migraine meds. Great, the flu & a migraine together. Prolly should stay home again tomorrow, but I will try to do what work I can with just email access.

D'jango Unchained was very entertaining. Some reasons you may not want to see it: quite long (but it didn't drag or quite feel like its 2:45 length); a lot of the "n" word (though I suppose it was mostly appropriate to the period & setting); violent - tons of shooting. That said, it was a good movie , and I wish I'd seen some of the westerns and other movies it is said to pay homage to. Good cast also - Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio.

Okay, gonna post before I get back to whining. Adieu.

happy2bme
01-17-2013, 08:21 PM
Shadlett - where are yah woman, not caught behind a haboob are you?

MELODY525
01-18-2013, 07:09 AM
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http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Respect/respect-059.GIF Doing the happy dance today.
I lost 3 lbs since last week.
I was totally shocked just now to see 187 again on the scale.
I recently weighed in at 190 and got nervous.
The scale was creeping up and weight packing back on.
Too many Holiday "nibbles":rofl:
YES THERE IS A DIET GOD!!!

I am thankful for a 3 day weekend.
I cannot wait till 4pm for it to begin.
I must admit that this week I was very scarce & did nothing for the office.
I could get used to this:beach:
Jen went to the store yesterday and got our weekend stuff.
No one has to leave the house or cook.
Richie made sauce, I made chicken & Jen steamed rice & veggies last night.
All we need to do is the pasta. :drool:

Happy Friday/Saturday everyone & have a great weekend:encore:



Happy.....I am positively drooling over here.
That stew & the prep sounded wonderful.
Good for you finding something for the gift card. :gift:
Hope you don't get snowed in over the weekend!!
I think I can smell that stew now that I think of it:hun:
BTW....I am glad the girls got you to join in.
Hope you find a niche where you feel comfortable.
It must have been good to get out for a laugh too:hug:





Laura...How are you feeling??
I am fine. Think it was a change in my diet. Too much protein.
That and govt phone aggravation!! ROFL
Are you still home??? :getwell:
The flu, migraine & tom coming?? :cry: God bl;ess you:angel:
Enjoy a long weekend & rest.

happy2bme
01-18-2013, 09:49 AM
Happy Friday kids,

I hope I can get this post out. I keep getting stuck on a page with one of those ads that interfers with typing. I can tell because the carrot smilie will all of a sudden stop dancing and then start back up again. I have refreshed and gone out and in a couple of times which is generally good enough to change the advertisements but not this time. I sure do wish we could go back to a paid subscription / no ad site. :(

Like Mel I have been away from the "office" for probably a week now and it was GREAT. Today is the only day I have to work this week but next week I am working 3 days of the 4 the store is open. I tried to go to sleep at a decent time last night - have been hitting the sack closer to 3am while I was off :^: but last night DH's snoring was particularly loud and noisy so after 45 minutes of laying there and getting woken up by a very loud snort just as I was falling asleep, I got up and moved to another bed. All this week DH has been getting up ahead of me so the house is nice and warm when I crawl out of bed. And the coffee is hot and fresh. Today I had to brave the cold house and make my own. Don't you feel sorry for me? :rofl:

We got some snow overnight. About an inch which covers things nicely. I guess we'll get a bit more in the next few days before the cold blast hits Sunday night. I need some basic supplies from the grocery store - milk and coffee creamer and such. Might just pick that up after work tonight so we can hunker in the house all weekend. Not looking for this latest blast of cold - the house will be quite chilly. These big windows are nice for the natural light but they also let in alot of chill too.

Mel :cp::cb::congrat::woohoo::broc: on the weight loss. That's huge! I guess sometimes we have to work at it but not think about it too much and just let it sneak up on us. I'm sure you worked hard at staying on plan though. Keep up the good work! Glad you enjoyed some quiet time avoiding the office folks. Maybe we both need to retire :cheers: I would be glad to post the outline for the stew recipe if people want it. Very easy to pick and choose items and cook it up. I guess if you add more stewing liquid you could probably even do this as a slow roasted soup in the oven, now that I think about it. But right now, perhaps alot of the chicks here are too sick to cook right now.

Hoping you all feel better. Weekend is here - rest up and get rid of those nasty germs.

Shoot - look at the clock, I gotta hop in the shower and get out of here. See yahs :wave:

diyana
01-18-2013, 11:31 AM
Good morning ladies -

this week off went by quickly. But I'm still very much looking forward to starting my new job on Monday. Even though it will be bitter cold next week. :brr:

Today, I'm dropping Santa off at my ex's house to spend the day with DMIL and the other dogs. Then I'm going to the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions before my insurance runs out, and then meet some former co-workers from Kohl's for lunch. After lunch, I'll do my grocery shopping and stock up on the necessities because with the longer commute starting next week, not to mention the dang cold temps starting Sunday, I won't feel much like running errands.

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Happy - has your DH been tested for sleep apnea? I think I've asked before but can't remember the answer. Has he tried the mouth guards, etc. that are supposed to help with snoring? I hope you get to the grocery store after work so you can stay snug and cozy all weekend. I would definitely like the outline for the stew recipe, please.

Mel - Congrats on the weight loss! You go, girlfriend! :bravo: :cp: :cp: So proud of you!! I hope you have a good weekend. Well done on getting stocked up on food and cooking it in advance so that you can have some easy meals. :)

Sending :getwell: wishes to all who can use them. I'll try and post this afternoon/evening.

Much love and many hugs,
Michelle

MELODY525
01-18-2013, 02:55 PM
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HELLO FRIENDS. GOOD AFTERNOON!

I WAS GOING TO GO DOWNSTAIRS TO SET UP THE WEEKEND.
SOMETHING STOPPED ME AND I CALLED INSTEAD.
THANK GOD I DIDN'T!! THE BOSS IS OUT SICK NOW WITH THE FLU.
HER HUBBY HAD IT AND SHE WAS HERE. NOW SHE'S SICK.
THANK GOD AGAIN JEN STAYED OUT OF THE FRASSING OFFICE TOO!!
I TOLD THE MAINT. MAN ON THE PHONE IF THEY HAVE QUESTIONS...
USE THE PHONE OR RADIO. I WANT NONE OF THEM UP HERE.
NOT LEAVING MY APARTMENT TILL FREAKING JUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE THIS IS GETTING WORSE HERE.
JUST WHEN I THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GO THRU MY DOOR:rofl: :rofl:





HAPPY....HOPE YOU REMEMBERED TO PUT CLOTHES ON AFTER THE SHOWER.
NO FLYING THRU YOUR DOORS NEKKID!!!
I HAVE TO LAUGH ABOUT COOKING.
RICHIE IS STILL IN HEAVEN WITH THE NEW POTS & COOKBOOK.
JEN SAYS IT'S THE BEST GIFT I EVER GAVE THEM!! :lol3:
TELL DH TO COME AND TURN MY HEAT UP IN THE MORNING.
YOU WILL LAUGH...FELICE NAVIDAD IS PLAYING ON THE TV RIGHT NOW!!
:hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho:





MICHELLE....HOPE YOU AND SANTA FIND A PLACE NOT TOO ICY FOR GETTING EXERCISE.
WHATEVER YOU DO....DON'T FALL!!!:nono:
STAY INDOORS WITH THIS FREEZING WEATHER.:brr:

ceejay52
01-18-2013, 06:27 PM
Michelle
Good for you in relaxing this week end. If any one deserves it's you.

Mel
Doing the happy dance for you :dance: Congrats on those pounds lost

Laura
Your ticker is showing that you've lost 15 pounds. Congrats to you also.

Hello's to Happy and Annie.
Annie Hope things are slowing down for you.
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Trip to the doctor was good. He gave me a new med to try for the allergies. And he gave me something for the panic attacks. Didn't ask for the refill on the Mobic. Going to take arthritis strength Tylenol to see if this will do. And I'm going to start the otc MSM again for joints. I've seen advertisement about Mobic that's frightening.

Called and wished my little sis a happy birthday yesterday. She turned 60.

Took my friend to get her hair cut yesterday. She used the beautician I have been using at J.C. Penny's salon.

Back home today and I haven't done anything since I've been back.

annie175
01-18-2013, 11:43 PM
Hi Gurlz.....

It has been mad chaos at work...the suite looks like a war zone. So much going on. The new place cannot really accommodate us...people wise or network wise. May be no phone or internet hookups to Humana net for several weeks. Will lose business, seniors with Humana medicare won't be able to contact us. Such a mess. The dumba$$es that secured our new offices did not really know our needs. Well H*ll no they did not. The d*ck was out of CA. How the H*LL would he even know or guess. It is such a huge MF mess. I am so upset about it. My stomach is in knots, and...sorry HAPPY...I am pooing yellow fizz.

Painting dad's room and his bathroom this weekend and hopefully DS will get here on Sunday to install toitie and shower safety rails. My mind is a blurrrrrrr.

On a brighter note...Samantha and I went to see the Jersey Boys tonight. So good, we loved it. Such a good time with DD, we chatted and laughed about it all the way home. That just made my day and put me in a better mood. Unfortunately I am too wired to go to bed.

Not doing personals tonight. Need to figure out a sleeping plan....got lots to accomplish tomorrow, starting with Menards (hardware store) which I love.

C is feeling better and I can hear him snoring...lol The door is shut too! Sassy must be enduring it as she has not scratched on the door yet to get out and I have been home almost an hour.

Loves and hugs....

MELODY525
01-19-2013, 08:39 AM
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MORNING CHICKS
I SHOULD LEARN NOT TO BRAG ABOUT THIS PLACE & THE WORD "QUIET".
RIGHT AFTER THE OFFICE CLOSED WE HAD HOT WATER PORBS.
OF COURSE THE PLUMBER HAD TO COME WELL AFTER 6 AND LEFT AFTER 8.
THE LAUNDRY ROOM IS CLOSED IN HOPES OF ISOLATING PIPES & FINDING THE REAL PROBLEM.
I CAN JUST IMAGINE THE TENANTS FURY WHEN THEY WAKE UP TODAY.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
LEFT MESSAGES FOR THE BOSS.
TOLD HER I MADE THE DECISION TO CLOSE THE ROOM DOWN.
WE CAN'T SOLVE PROBLEMS IF WE' KEEP TRYIN G TO PLACATE SENIORS MOODS.
WHAT'S DONE IS DONE. IT'S CLOSED TILL THUESDAY:dance:

POOR RICHIE LOST A FRONT TOOTH AFTER A LONG BATTLE TO SAVE IT.
GETTING A PARTIAL PLATE. IT THE CHEAPEST WAY TO GO FOR NOW.
NOT EVEN GOING TO ASK WHAT ELSE THIS YEAR IS BRINGING:faint:
THINK POSITIVE MELLIE:yoga:

HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE.
I INTEND TO REST & WATCH OLD B&W ROY ROGERS!!
THEY EVEN HAVE HOPALONG CASSIDY ON THERE:lol3:



cCEEJAY...WAS WONDERING WHERE YOU WERE YESTERDAY!
I FORGOT ABOUT THE DRS.
LET US KNOW HOW THE MEDS WORK.
I AM VERY INTERESTED!!!
HOPE THE OTC TYLENOL WORKS TOO:hug:
YOU WERE A BUSY GAL YESTERDAY.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CJ'S SIS :hb:




ANNIE....MAYBE THAT WAS SASSY SNORING AND NOT C!!!:rofl:
WISH I HAD MAGIC WORDS TO MAKE ALL THE STRESS GO AWAY.
BUT I AM SENDING A CYBER HUG INSTEAD:hug:
WHAT A FOOKING MES THE MOVE IS.
IT'S CRIMINAL THEY DIDN'T USE A LOCAL TO SCOUT OUT A NEW PLACE.
VERY SAD. HOPE THE WEEKEND GOES SMOOTHLY. GET SLEEP!!
PS: I WILL BE SIINGING YELLOW SUBMARINE ALL DAY NOW!!!:rofl:
HOPE THE TUMMY & INNARDS FEEL BETTER SOON. GET LIBRAX!!!
AN OLD BUT GREAT PRESCRIPTION DRUG.

ceejay52
01-19-2013, 10:27 AM
Morning
I slept late this morning and really not in a mood to do much of anything, and my list is long today. Down loaded window 8 last night. They were going to keep shutting down the computer every hour until I did. Now I'm going to have to reinstall the printer, virus scan and the games that I had on here. ugh.

Annie
Sending you good vibes to get things done today. Glad you enjoyed the concert.

Mel
Hope things simmer down today.

Laura705
01-19-2013, 12:41 PM
Morning all.

Just got home from the salon after a touch up. Apparently there's a salon robber in the general vicinity, so they've been warned by the police & are keeping the doors locked at all times.

Annie - sorry somebody dropping the ball has made things so rough for you with this office move. :hug: Stay strong girlfriend!! Glad you enjoyed Jersey Boys. You really needed that!

Ceejay - hope the new allergy med works for you & you find a good sub for the mobic. Yeh, lost about 15 pounds since the end of August. Had eating issues last week, but lack of appetite this week took care of the 1-2 pounds that had found me.

Mel - Boo on the plumbing probs!! Don't let any surly seniors hassle you!! Poor Richie losing a tooth. I'm sure even the partial will cost a bundle. :( Enjoy Roy & Hopalong today. Flipping channels this week told me there sure are a lot of old westerns on daytime tv, lol.

Michelle - hope you had a nice lunch w/ you're former co-workers yesterday. Yeh, we need to shop today too- I know I won't want to go out in this frigid weather we're getting tomorrow. Brrr! Keep warm!

Happy- hope you're staying warm. It was really windy here yesterday and the house was chilly thanks to it. But that was just a warmup, haha, for the arctic air coming in. Bundle up.

Shad - how's your weekend coming? More like going by now!

Hellos to Patty, Ellen, & Java. :wave:
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Well, I'm stuck with annoying nasal & chest congestion now, but the fever seems to have left, so guess that means I'm on the mend.

Bf & i spent yest. morning packing up our home office and then our new (to us) stuff arrived. A couple wrong size pieces came so we're still without an office til probably late next week. Oh well, it'll come together soon enough.

Skipping book club tonight.

Ok, posting, then off to lunch. TTFN.

happy2bme
01-19-2013, 01:44 PM
Hi all,

Not much going on here. Preparing for the frigid blast to hit us tonight. Wind chills of -20 to -30 below zero. Arrrrrrrgh. Stopped at the grocery store after work last night and got a few things to top off the larder. I am ready to stay home and hunker down. Except that I have a podiatrist appointment Monday afternoon. DH will have to sit in the car and keep it running while I go in. :lol:

Laura - salon robber? That's novel. Heck I'd chase a fool down the street with foils in my hair if he tried to snatch my purse :lol: Glad you are feeling a bit better. Don't over do and cause a relapse. Will have to post a pic of the new office once you get it assembled.

Mel - sorry to hear about Ritchie's tooth. Expensive dental bills are not what they need. I hope you have locked up the apartment door and turned the cowboy movie volume up REAL LOUD. I can only imagine the reaction of the seniors when they find the laundry room shut down. Just get out your lariat and threathen to hog tie them with the laundry line if they don't shut up. Never a dull moment in your building... I hope you did not inhale any flu germs. The problem is that people are contagious before they actually get sick so you never know what you are picking up. Hide and be well! Say hello to Hop A Long for me.

Ceejay - good luck with Windows 8. I hear alot of people complaining about it and I heard that if you don't have a touch screen monitor it can be a hassle to use. I hate when they force you to make a choice like that.

Annie - no real surprise on the lunacy of the office move. Someone probably got a bonus for saving the corporate office lots of money. Doesn't matter if the space is totally unusable. Deal with it suckahs. Maybe when people don't get their commission checks, someone will listen. You have to figure out a way to calm yourself down. The fizz stuff is your body telling you it is in major chaos. Don't be getting a heart attack over this. We think we have to be responsible for everything but they are just looking for a flunky to take it. When you fall, they will just walk over the body and find another one. Don't do this to yourself. I'm glad you had a great time at the play with Sissy. You need to do more stuff like this, even if it's just out for a cheap dinner - you can't keep going at 90 mph. Recharge the batteries girl. We worry about you. :hug:

Shad - where are you??? Not like you to stay away this long. Are you ok? I know there's alot going on in your side of town but I hope you are not laying on the floor collapsed in the heat or in some cell after you went off on a dummy at the office. Check in please.

Hello to the rest of you ladies. I need to find some lunch and get busy here. I'm thinking I need to check some things out in the garage to make sure they don't freeze and break. I am regretting not doing more in there this summer.

Stay warm - talk to you later.

happy2bme
01-19-2013, 01:45 PM
Laura - if you are skipping book club is that the discussion about the book Room? I just started it, hoping to finish it up tomorrow.

annie175
01-19-2013, 02:52 PM
Good Afternoon Girls....

So far productive....made it to the grocery and hardware (my personal fav and spent 1.5 hours walking thru checking out stuff). Got a bath safety thingy for dad and lots of other stuff needed to paint dad's room and bathroom. Samantha's Chris is coming tomorrow to paint his bedroom and bath, I delegated that to them as I have done so much for them, they could contribute and give me and mostly Curtis a break. They agreed and are happy to do the painting. Not to mention, Chris is such an excellent perfectionish person, it will look marvelous. That brings me a little relief. I did spend 150 bucks on all kinds of stuff at the hardware that I just know I NEEDED. haha.

My brother from Illinois is here this weekend. He arrives at 4 this afternoon. Don't know if I will get together with him with everything going on, unless he stops by here. I have things to do big brother...make yourself useful around here for dad. Sore spot with this brother. Speak of the devil...my phone just went off and said brother Chuck..I didn't answer. I just do not feel like him or really anyone right now. I am a terrible sister, I know. There is just so much to do and I am not up to entertaining. I suck.

ANYWAY....my house smells so stinkin good. I have a pork roast in the crock pot. Italian pork roast with fresh garlic cloves. My house smells so dang good I could probably eat the walls. Serving red roasted potatos and cauliflower/broccoli/carrots for dinner. I would invite my brother, butttttt.........................

HAPPY....we too are expecting for a cold blast...not as bad as you but in the single digits, starting Monday and for a couple of days. Then getting back the to normal cold. Stay warm sister....snuggle up with DH...surprise him with extra loving...translation...keeping warm...haha

CEEG....I take not feeling in the mood as a down day and just rest and enjoy the Hallmark channel...just ask MELLIE...she will back me up on this one. THe heck with everything, relax.

LAURA...ok....at the commune..you will be in charge of exercise classes and getting some movement in our lazy bones. You rock. I wish our office issues were as minimal as your home office...I know it is huge in a home...I am just stressing on getting things right in our office. I just wish when I am asked umteen billion question about the space and move, I had one answer.

MELLIE, MELLIE, MELLIE....never brag it will come back to haunt you...all I can say is put the d*mned out of service sign on the door and do not answer the phone. Hope you Jen and Richie have an enjoyable weekend and good eats!

Hi SHADDIE...did you make it home for some down time?

Hey CHELLE....gearing up for the new/old job?


ELLEN...breath!!!

Hey to the lurkers...we loves you all too!!

Have a great Saturday/Sunday...

Shad
01-19-2013, 05:21 PM
Morning all,
Seems I have been away longer than I thought I would. However here is the story.
I have been on and off working on an assignment which came to fruition last week. For the first time in nearly five months I have done something, achieved something, which has given me satisfaction in this job. I was back in my own sphere, doing what I do best. Also for the first time in nearly a year, the powers that be heard a system user say that this is easier than the other system we had. FINALLY.
One of the project people that started at the same time as me has left to go back to our world as we termed it. She was harassed and harried and bullied into stuff that she knew nothing about - as I was but not as much as her, so now they are about to start on me and push me probably until I give in as well. However, they haven't worked out who they are dealing with yet. I have been over the past couple of weeks actively looking for work to get me out of here. Tomorrow the training director gets back and I will go to see her and ask to transition to her side of the fence. If that doesn't, can't or won't happen, then I am handing in my notice regardless of any other happenings. It's not optional.
Other than that, things are wet in Darwin. It would seem that the wet season may have begun - finally. We have had 2 days of heavy rain, thunder, tropical storms, wind and it is cool for this area and this time of the year. By cool I mean that for one whole day, Darwin slipped under the 30C mark and today is not going to get much higher. The locals will be getting out their fur coats and boots shortly.

But enough of my woes.

Annie - what a mess in the office. I presume the d*ckhead in CA was the preferred supplier for Humana. Pity you are not a big important semi head office or heads might roll in CA. Keep calm and keep complaining to the bigwigs. They might get sick of you eventually. Nice of the family to pitch in and help with Dads new accommodation. Be nice if there was a pool of money to help with the financial side of it as well.

Ceejay - Hope the installation goes okay. Mine didn't do that. It just told me there were updates available and I left it until I was ready to do them. I do get tired of all these updates.

Ellen - :wave:

Happy - thanks for worrying about me. I'm okay. Standing up for myself and took the Director and her willing slave on about punctuality the other day. Guess that wins me the most unpopular vote for the week.
Hope DH gets the help he needs soon. It must be worrying for him and no doubt the more he gets stressed and worries, the worse these episodes will be.

Laura - our exercise queen. My exercise has been sporadic - more talk than do, but I did manage to get out during a break in the weather yesterday. Think what I need more than anything else is a punch bag. Pound in some sense maybe?
The home office will be much appreciated when you get it. It tends to force you to get things organised before the desk gets there. DS2 took his desk away a couple of weeks back, so I had to file everything that was on it. Good job that.

Michelle - congratulations on getting the old job back. I sure hope you appreciate your good luck. It will help you get back on your feet before the CA move.

Next weekend is Australia day weekend. 3 day weekend. They love public holidays here in Aus so much that when the specific day falls on a weekend, they also get Monday off. Amazingly enough every State seems to have agreed to that. So I am going home for that weekend. Back on Tuesday. Lucky DS2 also gets Tuesday off since Monday would have been his allotted RDO (rostered day off - he works a 9 day fortnight)
Anyway, it's time to shower, shampoo and shave I guess. Then breakfast. Or maybe I will go for a swim downstairs in the pool first. Not likely to be anyone else down there at 8.00am Sunday morning in the rain.
Catch you tomorrow when I will no doubt have another thrilling update of life in the tropics.

ceejay52
01-19-2013, 07:02 PM
Shad
Ah, Sorry things are not working out. But I would do the same thing as you.

Laura
You deserve a big :bravo: for losing those 15 pounds. Wish I could get back into the groove.

Happy
Brr, I'm getting cold just thinking about the -degree weather. I'm curious to know what the podiatrist finds.

Annie
I did take my time in getting some things done. Lately I have no energy. I did get my b12 Thursday. But I'm thinking it's the stress of my job--long hours etc.

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for some unknown reason I can't get into my blog at 3fc. Don't know if it's because of the new W8 or something else.

MELODY525
01-20-2013, 06:47 AM
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Good Morning Chicks

Nothing new here. Quiet Saturday.
Hope your weekends are going well.
Have a great day.:encore:




Ceejay.....I feel the same way.
Don't want to do anything.
Computers can be a pain right?
Hope you got into your blog.




Laura....glad to hear you're feeling better.
Be careful of the chest. NO infections please:hug:
Hope your other office stuff arrives and all is well next week!
Rest up today!!! and NO ROBBERS!!! I'll come and do your hair!!:lol3:




Happy....told the boss too many are sick for me to be downstairs yet.
When I was there the place was empty. I pray a lot!! :rofl:
Your frigid blast is due here in a few days. Weds I think:brr:
Stay warm Monday and let's not go out any more till at least May:sunny:




Annie....I will come and barracade your door and stop all calls for you!!
I know how you feel and don't feel bad.
You are the good sister. He is just a crappy brother. I have one too. :rofl:
Stay calm & carry on !! We will send good vibes for strength.
This too really will pass.....honestly it will. :hug:




Shad.....hey!!! where is my hello???? :rofl: :rofl:
This job suck lemons for sure.
So sorry to hear all this but we both know Govt jobs suck.
And here I have no magic words for you either...just hugs :hug: :hug:
Glad to hear the rains have come.
Hope they put out any fires still blazing.
You will really love your Holiday weekend.
Anything just to get out of there!!
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ceejay52
01-20-2013, 09:20 AM
Morning
Nothing new in my little corner of the world. Got most of my list done yesterday but I'm not going to get upset over it. It can wait till tonight or this week end. Never have gotten back into my blog so I've scooted over to blogger.com


Mel
You are the early bird. And I don't blame you for ot going downstairs where all the comotion and germs are.

More later

happy2bme
01-20-2013, 12:29 PM
Happy Sunday Ladies,

Freezing freezin up here in the woods today. Tomorrow will be even colder. Even the animals won't come out. I feel sorry for them. I was wondering how they get any water as everything is frozen solid. Outside of the podiatrist tomorrow I don't have to go out until Wednesday. I do hope the boss will return so I don't have to pull 4 days straight this week but I'm prepping myself just in case... Til then I will enjoy my days at home here.

Shad - good to hear from you, kind of far to send a search party. How nice that you FINALLY got something to do that you felt was worthwhile. One needs those sorts of victories every once in a while just to get invigorated again. Enjoy your long weekend. Hope you get in a swim and have a few laps for me. I sure do miss the pool.

Ceejay - I never did the blogs here at 3FC. But you remind me that I have not been good about keeping up with the one I started when I moved here. Did you get your Windows 8 updates finished?

Mel - I think it's totally smart of you to avoid the office for many reasons. Particularly if people are sick. They are making no bones about the flu that has been circulating. And you certainly don't need to deal with that at all. If I had to go there I'd glide in with a face mask and a GIANT bottle of hand sanitizer and make people scrub up before they approached me :rofl: You can just run things from the command center in your "office" upstairs. Stay warm, the cold is coming. Of course they are making a big deal on the weather channel as it hits east. You east coast people must be a bunch of weenies :lol:

I want a Jacuzzi walk in Hot Tub in my bathroom. DH says they leak. I think it would fit nicely in the space we have. I guess I will never get the spa bathroom I have always dreamed of. And they are expensive. I would have to work non stop for about 3 years to pay for it. That's alot of popcorn to sell and time on my feet - I'd wear them down to stubs :lol:

Annie - if there's one thing better than the smell of roast pork, it's roast pork with garlic. Your dinner sounded so good! Wish they made scented candles like that. I'm glad that you delegated the painting to the kids. You're right - it's an easy way for them to help return the many favors you have done for them. And it's a family thing - reach out and help one another. And I'm sure you won't mind babysitting while they work. As for splurging at the store - buying clothes may be a frivolous purchase but in my opinion stuff at the hardware and grocery stores is always a good deal. And you did the right thing with the brother. Right now you are super busy doing what you need to - let brother take Dad out for dinner or pick him up and you can visit WHILE everyone paints Dad's room and works on the upgrades to the bath. And if he doesn't like it :shrug: - things are tough all over :lol:

Hi Laura, Ellen, Michelle, Patty, Java. Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

I think I'm going to surprise DH and go make some of his favorite pancakes. Later chicks...

ceejay52
01-20-2013, 01:07 PM
Happy
Stay safe tomorrow to you trip to the podiatrist office. It's amazing how the northern half of the world lives when it comes to ice and snow. Our area shuts down for any kind of frozen precipitation. Are you keeping an online journal or a hand written journal?
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I'm not in a mood to do any work today. My co-worker left me a note stating that her fil is dying from liver cancer. She may need to take off to help care for him. If the bosses come to me and ask me to work, I'm going to suggest going to 8 hour shifts and let every one get some overtime. I can't handle those 20-40days straight working 12 hours per day any more.

diyana
01-20-2013, 01:20 PM
Good afternoon ladies -

I'm over at the ex's...even though I have almost all my stuff out of there. Last things are the dresser mirror, a couple framed art pieces, my bike and a file cabinet that I may or may not take. It's too darn cold to move anything today. It's 8 degrees outside and the temp will be dropping to 1 overnight. :brr: I mostly came over so that Santa could play with the other dogs because he won't get a walk tonight...not in these frigid temps. I know...I'm a wimp when it comes to cold, which is why I'm moving back to CA.

To all of you who have commented...yes, I'm extremely grateful for my old company hiring me back! And I will work hard and do a great job for them so they won't regret that decision. My head is a lot clearer and I'm in a much better place to succeed at work than I have been in the past few months.

To those who have seen my FB posts...I love those affirmations and positive thoughts. sometimes I post them because they mirror how I'm feeling...and sometimes I post them because they are how I would like to be feeling.

The past couple weekends have been sad for me. The more I remove from my old house, the more "real" this whole divorce is. This Tuesday is 23rd anniversary of the first date I had with the ex. :( Sucks that we grew apart and that he did what he did. I know in the long run, I will be much happier being in CA and being warm and close to my family. I've missed them terribly over these last nearly 12 years that I've been in WI.

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Shad - I'm so sorry that the job suck so bad. I hope you're able to transfer to the training team. Good on you for already looking for other opportunities. Life is too short to be treated badly.

Annie - So good of Chris to help you get the house ready for dad. I totally understand why you don't want to see your brother. You've got a lot on your plate right now. Delegate what you can, focus on getting C healthy and you staying healthy. :hug: :hug: BTW, thanks for the penguin "Live Your Best Life" page you sent me. :) Love ya, sista. Your roast pork in the slow cooker has my mouth watering. I have to look up some recipes for my slow cooker...especially since I don't have an oven that works.

Happy - It sounds like Room is a book you don't want to put down and/or you're a very fast reader. I've been finally reading the Hunger Games trilogy. I just finished book one, and placed a hold at the library for the 2nd book "Catching Fire". Stay warm, my friend. And be mindful of the risk of frostbite for any exposed skin in those wind chills. That sucks you have a doctor appointment and have to venture out in the frigid temps!

Laura - Congrats on losing 15 pounds!!! That's amazing!!! :bravo: Scary that there's a salon robber. Smart that the salon keeps their door locked. How cool that you're getting new stuff for your home office! My ex has been tuning up a couple computers for me, so my home office may not get set up for awhile. I'm realizing that I have A LOT of stuff and will have to do more consolidating/donating before I move to CA. I know I won't be able to afford a three bedroom place there like I have here....I hope to be able to afford a two bedroom place though so I can continue to have a home office.

Mel - Sorry to hear about Ritchie's teeth. I hope your day today is quiet as yesterday. Put the do not disturb sign out.

Ceejay - I'd like to follow your blog if you don't mind. Can you please post or PM me the web addy? That's too bad about your co-workers fil. I hope you and the bosses can work out an arrangement so you don't get burned out. You have to take care of you and not let your health suffer.


Much love and many hugs to all,

Shad
01-20-2013, 10:59 PM
Strewth - I forgot Mel. My humblest apologies Mel. I am on my knees in abject shame.

Put it down to old age and stupid people who I have to deal with - not you!

Saw a note the other day - if some people could manage their stupidity, then I could manage my anger.

Back later to update the daily doings.

Shad
01-21-2013, 06:36 AM
What daily doings?

Nothing happening here today. I went to see the training director lady and had a chat. At the moment I have handed in my notice, however there is as yet no date on it. She will be back to me when she can get some information. She doesn't have forever.

Going to have my cuppa tea and then off to bed. Earl Grey, I'm very ready for you.

diyana
01-21-2013, 06:37 AM
Good morning ladies -

I'm up, dressed and ready to head to my new/old job! :woohoo:

After work, I'm meeting a former co-worker from Kohl's for dinner (since I work too far away from Kohl's to do lunches anymore).

Thanks for all your love, support and encouragement.

Much love and many hugs to all,

MELODY525
01-21-2013, 07:30 AM
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MORNING CHICKLETTES & HAPPY MLK DAY!

I THINK EVERY MONDAY SHOULD BE A HOLIDAY:dancer:
THE KIDS WILL HAVE SPAGHETTI DINNER WITH ME.
RICHIE IS THE WEEKEND CHEF NOW I THINK.
BEST INVESTMENT I EVER MADE. JEN WAS RIGHT. :rofl:
"HAVE TO" TAKE A SURVEY OF THE APTS WITH HOT WATER COMPLAINTS.
NOT GOING DOOR TO DOOR AS was SUGGESTED TO ME.
IF THEY WANT THAT...THEY CAN DO IT THEMSELVES.
NOT MY JOB ANYWAY.
CALLED A FEW TENANTS AND IT HAS NOT REALLY IMPROVED.
SO ISOLATING THE LAUNDRY ROOM WASN'T THE TOTAL ANSWER.
GONNA BE A LONG AND EXPENSIVE PROJECT.
PLUMBER MADE A FEW COMMENTS ABOUT HELP.
I MADE A FEW COMMENTS...SORRY PAL....NOT MY JOB.
I WANTED HIM TO KNOW FROM DAY ONE....YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN.
HAD A GREAT DAY YESTERDAY AND HOPING FOR ANOTHER TODAY:dance:
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY YOURSELVES:scooter:





SHAD....WHEN I LOADED THE NEXT PAGE HERE I CRACKED UP!
YOU BETTER STOP TALKING TO ME IN YOU HEAD.
THEY PUT PEOPLE "AWAY" FOR LESS THAN THAT :crazy:
I AM GLAD YOU'VE TAKEN THE FIRST STEP ON THE JOB.
MAYBE THIS CAN SHAKE THINGS UP??
THIS IS SUCH AN UNNECESSARY SITUATION. TERRIBLE.:cry:
HOPE THE EARL GREY IS HELPING:coffee:




CEEJAY....DID YOU CONTACT THE 3FC ABOUT THE BLOG?
YOU CAN STILL SEND A PM TO ONE OF THE 3 ORIGINAL OWNERS.
BUT GLAD YOU FOUND ANOTHER SITE. HAVE FUN.
I FIND NOTHING TO REPORT A GOOD THING:dance:
THIS WAY NOTHING BAD IS GOING ON :rofl:
I HOPE YOUR BOSSES LISTEN TO YOU.
THOSE WOULD BE TOO MANY LONG HOUR DAYS. WOW!!:faint:




HAPPY.....WE DEFINITELY ARE FRASSING WEENIES WHEN IT COMES TO COLD.
I'M FRASSING FREEZING ALREADY :lol3:
I KEEP TELLING THE SENIORS WE NEED TO STAY INDOORS TILL THE SPRING THAW!!
A JACUZZI!! THAT WOULD BE LOVELY.
EVEN IF YOU HAD TO SOAK YOUR STUBS!!! :rofl: :rofl:
STAY WARM MY NORTHERN WOODSWOMAN FRIEND:hug:



MICHELLE....GOOD LUCK THIS WEEK.:crossed:
SORRY I DON'T DO FACEBOOK.
I HAVE ENOUGH DRAMA IN MY LIFE:rofl:
WHEN YOU CUT THE UMBILICAL CORD TO THE HOUSE YOU'LL BE ON "RCOVERY ROAD".

annie175
01-21-2013, 08:01 AM
Good Morning My Worldlie Supporters.....

The only song I could sing on the way to work this morning was Highway to H*ll by AC/DC. Then after I realized I was singing it I began to laugh. Now I have arrive at H*LL. This place is a wreck. Looks like we had some abitious co-workers in here over the weekend. Must have been the travelers that were not in the office last week.

Had leftover Kung Po Chicken for breakfast, it just sounded good. Kind of bit into a habenero pepper and now my mouth is on fire, other body parts will follow as the day progresses, I am sure. lol

The kids didn't get over to paint yesterday like promised. I was a little frustrated with them as I had to rearrange my day to accommodate them. Supposedly they are coming this evening to do it. I know Chris can paint a couple of rooms in just a few hours, so hopefully he will get it done tonight.

Tomorrow night is visiting Cs "good" daughter to see her new apartment. She took an assistant manager job for Long John Silver in the town of Brownsburg, IN, which is just NW of Indy. It is a high rent district but a very nice town. More importantly, I am sure it is about wanting her child support that should of stopped back in June as she did not go on to college. (Sore spot) C and I are having a great discussion about that tonight. Hard for me to say a lot as he is more than accepting of my dad living with us...but all and all it IS MY house he is coming to live. Plus C helps out my kids with no problem all the time, no questions asked.

High today is 19 which it has to drop another 4 degrees to get there. Tonight's low is ZERO...burrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. It is amazing how fast Sassy can now run out, go potty and beat it back to the door. I no more get the slider closed and she is back. hahah. She is learning.

CHELLE...have a marvelous day at work and put your best foot/face/smile forward...do a good job!! CA may be better for you anyway, out of this nasty cold weather.

SHADDIE....I wish I could hand in my notice from here. And who is Earl Grey, a new man in your life? Ba hahahaha. If only we could pick men as easily as we could pick tea. Love your stupidity and anger theory...makes perfect sense to me.

CEEG...when the bosses come to you about working extra, JUST SAY NO. It is to hard on you. Maybe they need to work extra or at least higher a flunky to help out. Hugs

HAPPY...funny thing about brother. He called about 4pm yesterday and wanted to know if I wanted to come to my other brother's house where they were to visit or meet him at dads. I got my balls on and said, not really I am in my sweats, have not done my hair or make up, and am tired, you are welcome to come over here and visit. He said they would. THey showed up about the time our Chinese food arrived and proceded to eat half of it. haha....didn't know I invited him to eat half of my meal. My mom and dad used to have a hot tub in their family room, inside there house...if it is installed correctly it does not leak...their hot tub never did. THey had it about 10 years. Then said if any of us kids wanted it, it was ours except we hand to uninstall it and repair the area. My bro in IL came over uninstalled it, repaired the area, nicely and he has been using it for about 10 years. No leaks. He does have it outside their walk out basement on the patio.

MELLIE...thank God for the quiet Saturday. Sorry to hear about Richie's tooth. Man, he and Jen and you for that matter sure do get dealt some crappy stuff. Sometimes, as I have learned in the past couple of weeks, staying positive is the road to tow, sometimes difficult tho.

LAURA...congrats to you on the 15 lbs lost, you must be one sexy chick by now. You looked awesome when I visited back in September. And such a beauty of a chick at that. BF is one lucky man.

Hey Ellen, hope everyone is happy and healthy in your world!

Hi to all the lurkers.

Stay happy and healthy...take an extra vitamin.

Loves and hugs

annie175
01-21-2013, 08:03 AM
MELLIE...you are my sneaker inner, considering this took me almost an hour to post with doing my multi-tasking here at work. Stay warm my sister soul in crime......If I didn't have to get out in it...I wouldn't. husgs

annie175
01-21-2013, 09:41 AM
Oh and Shad....unfortunately the person responsible for securing us a new location is a HUMANA employee, in the Workplace Solutions department. hahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahaha.....

ceejay52
01-21-2013, 10:53 AM
I was amazed that my friend/boss came to the plant this morning to talk about the situation with my co-worker. He told me that we would go to 8 hours. I didn't even ask him. I'd made up my mind that I couldn't do it and was going to retire. The three bosses know my health concerns and my age.

Had a bad night last night. My sinuses kept clogging my throat and my throat then felt as if it had sand in it. I got up and took an Allegra 180mg this morning and sprayed my nose. Right now I can breathe and no drainage. My throat is sore. The doctor gave me a Zpack that I can get filled but he didn't want me to use it unless I had too. I'm thinking seriously about having it filled.

This morning I've rotated the fluoride drums to get ready for the new ones coming into day on the truck.

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Michelle
I've inserted a link to my blog at the bottom of the page. It's nothing exciting.
Hope things go well for you today.

Annie
That's to funny that workspace solutions doesn't always know the best thing.


More later

Laura705
01-21-2013, 11:13 AM
Morning all. Back at work today. I managed to put my back out this morning - by coughing, no less - so I'm in some pain at the moment. Aaargh. Not a good start to the week.

Annie - I hope the kids can come over to paint tonight. It's nice they can give you a hand with this. You're not a bad sister, some relationships just aren't as good as others, and it takes effort on both ends to make it work. Sort of clueless on this brother's part with the last minute visit at dinner time...Hope you aren't paying for that spicy food later on!!!

Mel - Having gone through that flu last week, I say just keep yourself isolated if you can! :yes: I wouldn't want anyone to feel as sick as I did last week.

Shad - Hope you can move to the training side of this project from He!!. :crossed: Otherwise, I'm sorry it's come to you resigning, but why get subjected to poor treatment like that? Good luck.

Michelle - Good luck today! Another fresh start! Enjoy your dinner out tonight. :) Re walking doggy in this frigid weather - if Coal didn't become so antsy and whiney without his daily walk, we'd likely skip them in weather like this, but we know from experience that's not good for him. So I bundled up yesterday and walked him. It always seems to start out okay, until I change directions and the wind is at my face, LOL.

Ceejay - I hope you can get the bosses to work out a reasonable schedule for filling in for the absent co-worker - those long hours must be so tough on you!! Maybe someone else wants the overtime $$.

Happy - Stay warm and I hope the podiatrist visit today is helpful! :hug:

Hellos to the rest of the gang.
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Thanks for the congrats on my weight loss, but it's not as impressive as you make it sound (wish it was). It just happens that my weight had spiked up over the summer and at a certain number on the scale, it shocked me into action, LOL. I will say I'm happy that I finally got myself into the brown bag lunch habit. :)

As for exercise, after doing a real number on my back this morning (I sure hope this isn't something permanent!), I can't imagine doing much more than laying on the floor and attempting a bridge. No, not even that. I need to take a deep breath and try to relax because stiffening up at every tweak of pain is not going to help me.

Didn't do much of anything yesterday except a few loads of laundry and a dog walk. Also did a Walmart run to get some mucinex. Bf has been all into watching the nfl playoff games the past couple weekends. I wasn't in the mood to even pretend to watch yesterday so I just put in some earplugs and flipped through a magazine for a bit (he seems to crank the volume on these games, and they can be so loud with all the stadium/crowd noise). In the evening, a friend of his came over to watch another game and so I retreated into the bedroom to watch the tv in there.

Okay, enough rambling, back to work.

Laura705
01-21-2013, 11:18 AM
Ceejay - Glad to hear you'll be going to 8 hours. Sounds like too many bosses and not enough worker bees.

Laura705
01-21-2013, 11:51 AM
Oh, Happy, I forgot to say, yes, the book club Saturday that I missed was about the book Room. Have you finished it yet? We might have to schedule a book chat. :)

happy2bme
01-21-2013, 12:32 PM
Greetings from the frozen northwoods,

When Michelle was getting ready to go to work, it was -14 up here, -39 if you factor in the wind chill. I was glad to flip the pillow, pull the covers up to my neck and go back to sleep. Going to be cold all day today, don't think it will get out of the subzero temps all day. Glad I can hunker down in the house today and tomorrow. Told DH he may have to sit in the car while I am in the doctor's office just to keep it warm.

Sorry to hear about the back Laura. Sometimes that can happen with a cough when you pop a weak spot. Have you tried those icy hot patches you can apply to skin? Those can provide some relief, especially if you don't have the luxury of being able to lay back on an ice pack/heating pad. I also told my coworker once to freeze a water bottle and sit against that which works well if your pain is in the small of your back. Hope you feel better. And no, I did not finish the book yet - I watched 2 episodes of the Abolishionists I recorded as well as a couple of cooking reality shows :o But I'm up for discussing the book. Congrats on getting those pounds off. I think there's a magic number we see on the scale which says - NO MORE. Good for you for the determination to shuck the pounds off! :congrats: DH always said he'd rather have cats over dogs just because you don't have to take cats out in bad weather to exercise them or take them to the potty. A stick with a feather at the end and a litter box is all you need :lol:

Ceejay - I'm very glad to hear that they came to your rescue at work and you don't have to put in those long shifts. I agree there comes a time when you just can't do that any more. Since we have moved up north I don't have anywhere near the stuffy nose problems we did down in the south. I think there's just too many allergens down there that you can't get away from. Maybe you need some Ozark mountain air ;) Or the Smokeys are pretty too and as long as you stay away from the campgrounds, they are not so "smokey".

Shad - sorry it's come to the point where you've given notice but... as the song says - you gotta know when to hold 'em, and know when to fold 'em. No sense getting all worked up about something you can never quite make right. That's why DH quit the volunteering at the museum. Hopefully you can wrap stuff up quickly and get a new gig going soon.

Michelle - good luck with the new/old job. At least you should have minimal orientation :lol: I'm sure the commute was a pistol. No way around that. It's the one good thing about Chicago and being able to take the train instead of driving.

Annie - sorry the kids stalled you after you rearranged your day but hopefully they can make fast work of it tonight. Funny how brothers know when to show up just as the food gets to the table. Now you have me wanting Chinese food. :hungry: One cuisine that never quiet comes out as good at home as it does in a restaurant. I've heard it's because of the "well seasoned" woks they use. I still contend that the person who found your new office space is in that job because they find the cheapest space and that is the only criteria. Maybe the trick is that you DON'T make it work. We are often so accomodating to incompetence that the big cheeses figure no worries :shrug: - they will make it happen one way or another. :dizzy: Don't let it make you crazy.

Mel - so the hot water thing, do they have one central unit that supplies hot water to all the apartments? I can't imagine how that would work. And I certainly would not go door to door because that is just ASKING for the opportunity for people to complain, even if they didn't have a reason to. I'd say that you made a very good decision in giving Ritchie the tools he needed to cook his heart out. And it's easier to cook for 3 than 2. Enjoy the spaghetti - I would not want to live my life without it. Yum!!!!

Well I had to retype this whole post because sometimes the touch pad on the laptop goes funky and I lose my whole post. So I'm behind on time, make some lunch, wash a few loads of clothes and it will be time to go to the podiatrist. I hope it's nothing long term or EXPENSIVE to fix.

Stay warm chicks...

ceejay52
01-21-2013, 07:17 PM
ugh. what an afternoon. The chemical truck got here around 3 p.m. and the guys were fixing a water leak. The driver did most of the unloading. He was a good soul. About 4 45 p.m. I noticed one of the elevated tanks taking a dive. Called my boss several times but no answer and no call back so I call my main boss. He finds the leak in th vicinity of the leak earlier.
I'm going to Walmart after work to pick up my new spray that the doctor wants me to try. Think I'm going to lower the thermastat tonight to see if this works first then try the other tomorrow night.

Shad
01-21-2013, 07:31 PM
Morning all,

Mel - see do you first and then I don't forget.
Nice that Richie has something to keep him active and busy. Pots and pans - well maybe we should get him on Masterchef and make his life more exciting! Lord knows some of the people we have had on Masterchef over here have gone on to many good things with jobs and sponsorships.
Do not go door to door. You have no idea of the germs that might happen for that. Instead put a note under the door asking them to fill in the questionaire. Let them get all the whinges out of the way straight up.

Michelle - good luck with the job today although you are probably headed home for a good nights rest. Hope it all went okay.

Annie - Sounds like normal at my place, my younger brother usually appears around break time or food time. Sometimes we call him 'blister' since he only seems to come out when the hard work is done.
Your Workplace Solutions worker needs to have some solutions applied to him or her. Where was he/she? California or somewhere and only looked at web photos from the real estate company????? Don't they know that they look good on the net and useless in real life?

Ceejay - good on the boss for coming up with the solution before you got to him. 12 hour days are only ever workable in small doses - shift rosters we call them over here and there are a variety of them. 6 days on, 2 off. Seven on - 2 off. Or 21 days on and 9 days off. It does go on. The best one I can remember was 2 days on, 2 nights on, 4 days off. Do the maths there and you figure out you really only work for half the year. Downside is that you work regardless of weekends, public holidays, high days and holy days. However they get paid really well (base figure over 75K per year in most places - higher in remote areas) but it does take a toll on family life, body and well being.

Laura - hope that pain in the back goes away very soon. It's never fun with one of those. Rest and Ice and gentle continuous movement is just about all you can do with those.

Happy - Hope the feet are not expensive to fix. Between eyes, ears, teeth, gut and feet, getting old is not much fun.
Didn't realise the DH had given up his volunteer work. Keep warm.

Ellen - where are you :wave:

Okay so who have I forgotten today.

Now I had better go look at putting together some doco for the users. I've been asked to do a short training session on how to do the real basics in SAP to make life easier. I better put a brain in and get on with it.

diyana
01-21-2013, 09:05 PM
Good evening ladies -

Almost time for this chick to say goodnight. I just got home from dinner with my friend. I wanted to let y'all know that the first day back at the new/old job was great! What a nice group of people! I got such a warm welcome back. :) Yay! :)

I'll try and post in the morning before work.

Much love,

annie175
01-21-2013, 10:19 PM
The kids got the painting done and Chris is cleaning up his mess. It looks fabulous!!! Now DS is coming by later one evening this week to install new toitie and safety rails. Excited!!!

Of all nights, I am tired and sleepy and cannot wait til kiddos go home as I am actually going to bed when they leave. Praying for sleep.

SHADDIE...yes, we have heard the the higher ups and way higher ups are all involved and p*ssed off. I am confident that some heads are going to roll. Bye bye...

Hello to all, back to the grind tomorrow. Got a lot accomplished today...supply room and files all packed. Give-away closet, storage closet, kitchen, conference room closet and my office to go. Had a little help today from another associate. Maybe tomorrow I will recruit another.

Loves.

MELODY525
01-22-2013, 07:59 AM
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MORNING GIRLS ON THIS FRIGID MORNING.
WE'RE SLOWLY TURNING INTO ICICLES.
PUT THE PLUMBER'S REPORT THRU THE DOOR SLOT.
YESTERDAY I CALLED TENANTS.
THE ONES I FELT WOULD BE HONEST.
THERE WAS NO IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR HOT WATER OVEER THE WEEKEND.
BUT IT DID GIVE ME IDEAS AND I FOLLOWED UP WITH CALLS THROUGHOUT THE BLDG.
THERE IS NO PATTERN OR TIME TO ANY OF THIS.
I THINK IT'S THE MAIN PUMP AND SOME SALLER ASSORTED PROBS.
SHOVED MY 3 PAGE INVESTIGATION THRU THE SLOT LAST NIGHT.
NOW THEY CAN CALL IF THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.
I HAD A SMOKE ALARM AROUND 8 PM AND TOOK ALL THE LEFTOVER
PAPERS WITH ME AND NOW I AM DONE.
GOOD THING I DID. THE LOBBY WAS ALREADY FREEZING.
I RESET THE ALARM & FLEW BACK UPSTAIRS.
THIS JOB BELONGS TO SOMEONE WITH GOOD CIRCULATION! :rofl: :rofl:
NOTHING ELSE NEW. THE KIDS LEFT EARLY AND WE HAD A GOOD DAY.
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY :encore:




ANNIE...GLAD THE PAINTING GOT FINISHED.
CAN'T WAIT FOR THE REST TO BE DONE HUH??
THEN YOU CAN BREATHE A LITTLE EASIER.
BETWEEN THE KUNG PO STUFF & THE HIGHWAY TO H*LL....
I CAN SEE HOW THAT DAY WENT!!
HOPE YOU GET SETTLED IN THE JOB TOO.
I WILL TELL YOU...NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS TO ME,
I ALMOST ALWAYS WAKE UP WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE.
I LET THE LITTLE THINGS AMUSE ME AND KEEP "THIS TOO SHALL PASS"
IN MY HEAD AT ALL TIMES. ....EVEN THE ROUGHEST OF THEM.
SO HANG IN THERE.




CEEJAY....SORRY TO HEAR YOU HAD SUCH A CRAPPY NIGHT.
YOUR SINUSES WILL LOVE WHEN YOU RETIRE AND GET AWAY
FROM ALL THOSE CHEMICALS THAT ARE KILLING THEM.
IHOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON AND HAVE A GOOD DAY TODAY.
ALSO VERY HAPPY TO HEAR YOUR BOSS IS DOING THE 8 HR SHIFTS. :dancer:
I HOPE EVERYTHING WORKS OUT WHILE THE CO-WORKER IS DOING HER THING.
PS: NOT SURE IF YOU EVER TRIED THIS OR NOT.
THE BIG SINUS CLINIC I WENT TO GAVE ME A SPRAY.
IT WAS A WATER-BASED ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SPRAY BY "RHINOCORT".
IT HAD NO DECONGESTANT IN IT AND WORKED GREAT.
THE PURPOSE OF IT IS IF THINGS IN THE AIR SWELL THE NOSE, THEN THE NOSE MAKES MUCOUS. THIS SPRAY HELPS TO KEEP THE SWELLING DOWN.
JUST A THOUGHT AFTER I READ YOUR 2ND POST. ANYWAY...FEEL BETTER:hug:




LAURA....MY DAUGHTER GOES DEAF WHEN FOOTBALL SEASON BEGINS SO
SHE CRANKS UP THE VOLUME TOO!!
SO GLAD SHE MOVED OUT AND GOT HER OWN PAD YEARS AGO!!:rofl:
I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU WRENCHED YOUR BACK!! OMG!!!
HOPE IT FEELS BETTER SOON. DON'T RUSH THE EXERCISE:hug:
CONGRATS ON THE WEIGHT LOSS...DID I FORGET TO SAY THAT?
I'VE LOST MY HEAD THESE LAST FEW DAYS WITH PLUMBERS AND COMPLAINTS.
I KEEP GOING UP & DOWN THE SAME 5 LBS ON MY SCALE!!!




HAPPY......OMG YOUR TEMPS WOULD KILL ME:brr:
I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW COLD IT IS IN THE USA!!
SOUNDS MORE LIKE THE NORTH POLE.
:santa: SAY HELLO TO SANTA FOR ME :hohoho:]
SORRY....COULDN'T RESIST. SOMETIMES I THINK I'M FUNNY!
STAY INDOORS AND DON'T PUT YOUR TONGUE ON ANY POLES OUTSIDE!!!





SHAD.....SAVING YOU FOR LAST.....AND SENDING A HUG :hug:
THE KIDS SAY HI. TOLD THEM HOW THE JOB WAS GOING.
WE ALL HOPE IT DOESN'T END ON A BAD NOTE.
MAYBE SOMEONE WILL LISTEN.
WISH WE COULD GO TO YOUR HOUSE.
IT'S FRASSING FREEZING HERE!!!
HAVE A GOOD WEEK:crossed: AND DON'T DRAW THE FIRST BOOD! K?

ceejay52
01-22-2013, 09:29 AM
Morning
The guys were out till midnight working on that leak last night and are back at it this morning.
Had a little better night last night but the heat still bothered me. Will have to think of something else tonight.

Annie
So glad the kiddo's came and got the room painted. I know that is a worry off your shoulders. Are you the only one in the office that's packing?

Mel
The doctor has given me Flonaise and a histamine spray. I really can't tell any difference. This last dr. visit he's given me a new spray to try with those two combined. I'll pick that rx up tonight.

Happy
How did your appointment with the podiatrist go?

Laura
Ouch on the back. Coughing can really put a strain on a person's body at times.
Feel better soon.

Shad
How are things going at work? Any progress?

Ellen
Hope things are okay.

Michelle
How was your first day at work?

Laura705
01-22-2013, 11:09 AM
Morning all.

Ceejay - It takes about 3 days before the flonase takes full effect, so be patient. I sure hope it works for you. It really does help me with the swelling in my nasal passages. I hope that leak gets fixed - a water plant with a leak - not good!

Mel - Awww, love today's pic of the angel-snowman. :) Glad you made yourself scarce yesterday, and that you can hopefully do the same today. Stay warm - this cold weather is crazy!! Why do we live here????!!!!:?: Let's try to break some new ground with the weight loss this year instead of the same 5 pounds! I'm back to where I was about 5-6 years ago and hope to make some more progress this year.

Annie - Sounds like a very productive day yesterday at work and at home! :) I hope people are being cooperative with the office move - they have to know that this isn't your full-time job. How are you getting your usual work done with all this packing you're doing???

Michelle - I'm glad your first day back went well. Sure is nice that it wasn't like a completely new job's first day! I'm glad you got a warm welcome. :)

Shad - How great would that be for Richie to end up a Masterchef, and it all started with Mel's gift of pots & pans?! What a thought :D "Blister" - heehee. I use our co's SAP system for very limited purposes, but it would still help to have a "basics" course on it. I finally figured out how to make the screen content a bit larger and easier to see, and my hardcopies print larger too. Talk about basic!

Happy - OMG, that is cold! I think we've been spoiled here this winter so far, and also in recent past winters, so getting hit with this cold weather is tough. And the media making a big deal of it doesn't help. It's winter, it's cold, get over it. No, actually, I still want to whine about it, LOL. How did the podiatrist visit go? And did you make dh stay in the car and keep it warm? :D

Hellos to Ellen and Patty!! :wave:
--
My back is feeling a bit better today. I know that icing is the recommended thing to do when it first happens, but I ended up running down the street to the drugstore for some of those hot patches, and that helped a lot. At home last night, I had the heating pad going. Right now I'm wearing another hot patch.

My Downton Abbey dvds were ready for pickup yesterday! Bf got those from the library before he got me from the train. I have two weeks to watch the 2nd season, so I might start tonight because it'll probably just be another heating pad night anyway. No desire to go out in the cold.

The movie group is seeing "Life of Pi" tonight and I'd just about talked myself into it the other day, but with my back and this cold weather, I just want to stay HOME! And isn't it like Murphy's Law - coldest day in who knows how long and this morning's train was late - the regular train was cancelled due to a mechanical problem. Another train was making extra stops, and so it was crowded. I was soooo glad to find a seat - I did NOT want to have to stand the whole ride.

Enough whining for now!

diyana
01-22-2013, 01:23 PM
Lunch break on day 2 of the new job. I can't be on here long...but it's going well so far, and I've been assigned my first coding project. I think I need a memory upgrade (in my head not my computer) as I have to remember SQL stored procedures, etc. Good stuff!

Anyway, I'm lucky I made it to work at all. When I left my place this morning, it was -6 and my car didn't want to start at all. It took several minutes of trying before it would turn over all the while I was having a panic attack because I couldn't be late/absent my second day of work! :yikes: Anyway, it finally started and once I was on the freeway, I knew I'd be okay. It's supposed to be very cold again tonight...but hopefully not as cold.

I've got to go to the library after work...and I've got a counseling appointment after that. But I'll try and post before I go to bed.

Much love and many hugs,

happy2bme
01-22-2013, 02:01 PM
Hi all,

Woke up this morning at 7:30, it was -19 air temp. That's not worth getting up for so I got a drink of water and went back to sleep :rofl: Going to be cold like this for the next few days. Even DH was complaining about the cold yesterday.

I really liked the podiatrist. She took x-rays of my foot and it wasn't pretty. My feet are basically turning inwards. The bones are shifting and moving. Told her I am on my way to my feet turning into parentheses ( ) and she laughed but it's true. Because the toe is turning inward, that shifts the bones and causes the sore spot outside of my little toe. She suggested trying orthotics first. I felt sooooo sorry for the poor nurse who was calling the insurance company and trying to verify my coverage. She could not understand the person, there was alot of static on the phone call from a very bad connection and the person did not seem to understand her very simple question - are custom orthotics covered under this patient's policy? She was on the phone just outside of the door to my room so I heard the entire conversation. Poor girl - she came into the room to talk to me and I said THIS is what I am paying more than $15,000 a year for coverage. I was sitting there thinking I am way better off paying on a pay as you go basis and not having any kind of insurance. Except we need it for DH. Anyway I have a $1,000 deductible to meet before they pay anything so I sure do wish I had figured out a way to see the doctor before year end last year. Probably wouldn't have happened anyway between my work schedule and all the time you have to wait to get a doctor's appointment up here. She gave me over the counter orthotics which they modified a bit for my specific issues. I had to take one piece out when I got home as it was just too irritating but they do seem to support my foot better than nothing. She said I have small bones, arthritis and some minor bone loss in the foot which would make surgery a bit more complicated and not 100 percent successful so let's wait until we absolutely have to do this. I am debating and leaning towards having to give up my job. Although it's getting quiet in the store now, standing on my feet for such extended periods does not help. Even resting my foot as I have the last 2 weeks does not seem to be doing much good. I can't see pushing myself to surgery for a job I don't absolutely need - out of pocket surgical costs would probably cost me more than I make in 6 months. I will talk to the boss when she gets back. I don't want to stiff her so I will stick around until she gets someone else if she wants that. I will just have to get my "people fix" volunteering or something.

Michelle - I am really glad we have a garage to store the cars, even if it's not heated. I would worry otherwise about the car starting. Does that gas additive HEET work at all? I'm sure the poor car was protesting about being in this numbing cold all night. Maybe run downstairs at lunch and let it run for a few minutes too. Good luck on the SQL programming. It will come back to you. If not, thank goodness for Google help - my best friend ;)

Laura - glad your back is getting some relief from the heating pad but don't forget to ice too. Not that you want ice on your back when it's so cold out. Cold days like this remind me of when everyone would huddle inside the train station and then run out at the last minute to cross the tracks and catch the train. :yikes: Glad you at least found a seat in. It's a long way to stand.

Annie - what color did you paint Dad's room? Your talk of C's daughter who opted not to go to college reminds me of another couple we know - same situation. Kid could have had most of their college paid for but decided after 1 year it was not for them. Nothing wrong with waitressing but I would not chose a life of that (hard work) over an opportunity to make more money over the long run. Also I went to college part time and regretted never getting my degree so I guess I have an opinionated point of view. Especially in today's world where one needs an edge. Anyway I hope Dad's place is coming along and your work place is not making you nuts.

Ceejay - I think sinus issues are so hard to treat now that the meth heads have caused all the good stuff that really worked to be taken off the market :mad: Hope you find some relief - I too have heard that the sprays work slowly over the long run rather than immediate relief.

Mel - love today's graphic. Sounds like you may never discover the mystery of the hot water. So many factors which will affect things. Like a needle in the haystack. Do YOU get hot water when you need it? That's the important part. And hot is relative too. Some people want the water steaming and burning the skin off their hands and that ain't gonna happen. I got an email from DH's little brother the other day. He works in Alaska driving a truck - think Ice Road truckers. He said sometimes the temps get to negative 70 degrees below zero. Guess that makes me feel downright balmy at -19. :rofl:

Shad :rofl: on calling your little brother Blister :lol: Isn't it funny how siblings are so different no matter what your background? Are you getting ready to wrap up the contract now?

I think I'm going to do some laundry - hopefully the pipes are not frozen out to the septic field but I think I'll limit it to 2 loads. I imagine tho the tank is below the frost line the ground will still drain slowly. Not really looking forward to working the next 4 days. Still going to be cold out and the store is old and drafty. Will have to cook up a couple of soups to fill up a thermos to sip from.

Have a good day all - hellos to the rest of the crew. Shad needs to send some of her heat over this way to thaw us out...

Shad
01-22-2013, 05:14 PM
Almost another month gone. Nearly forgot to pay off my credit card yesterday. It will lose its virgin status if I am not careful (never gathers any interest)

Anyway, I am off for another day in the salt mines. No word yet on whether I can transition over to the other side (rather than stay on the dark side) and time is running out. That resignation will have an end date on it by next Tuesday.
Weather is hot and wet and sticky over here. The North East Coastal region is copping heavy rains and storms. Tully is reported to have had 600mm of rain in the last couple of days - that's nearly 20 inches of rain. Still it is supposed to be the wettest place in Australia. Guess it is living up to its reputation.

Better go look like I am interested. Will look at personals tonight.

diyana
01-22-2013, 09:44 PM
Happy - the gas additive HEET is supposed to help. And I put it in the tank last night, but the car protested anyway. It's going to be "warmer" tonight...only supposed to get down to -1. I hope the car starts easily tomorrow morning. :crossed: I used Google help quite a bit today looking for code samples that helped jog my memory.

Shad - I'm sending you lots of positive energy and good vibes so that you can leave the dark side and return to the light. :crossed:

I didn't sleep well last night...so I'm going to sign off and try and get to sleep now. :cloud9:

MELODY525
01-23-2013, 06:50 AM
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MORNING CHICKS

DAMN IT'S COLD HERE. FREEZING MY TUCKUS OFF.
WOULD YOU BELIEVE NO ONE CALLED AND THERE WERE NO ALARMS?
fOR A MINUTE THIS MORNING I THOUGHT I HAD GONE DEAF!!:rofl:
I COULD JUST DANCE AROUND THE LIVINGROOM WITH JOY....
OR BETTER YET HAPPINESS CAUSE JOY'S NOT HERE! :lol3: :lol3:
SOMETIMES I JUST CRACK MYSELF UP.
ANYWAY.....NOTHING IS NEW AND HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.




CEEJAY...JEN AND YOU ARE ABOUT THE SAME.
SHE CANNOT TAKE MUCH MORE OF THE HEATERS EITHER.
I HOPE YOUR NEW RX DOES THE JOB.
JEN SAID SHE GOING TO TRY A HUMIDIFIER.
WE'RE LOOKING AT ONES TODAY ON THE INTERNET.
HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER.
THOSE POOR GUYS....ARE THEY WORKING OUTSIDE???:yikes:




HAPPY......OMG I AM FREAKING OUT WITH YOUR TEMP READINGS.
THANK GOD I LIVE HERE!!! I WOULD NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE!!
I GUESS I WILL NEVER BE AN ICE ROAD TRUCKER EITHER:rofl:
JEN WORE ORTHOTICS WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG.
YOUR FEET WILL HAVE TO GET USED TO THEM GRADUALLY.
AFTER ALL THEY ARE ALTERING THE WAY YOU STAND AND WALK.
REALIGNING THE BONES IN THE FEET.
TAKES TIME AND CAUSES SOME PAIN. :hug:
HOPE THEY WORK. STAY WARM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ps: yes both jen & i get hot water:cb:





LAURA...ONE DAY MY SCALE IS GOING TO SPEAK.
AND WHEN IT DOES IT'S GOING TO SAY...
GET OFF ME YOU FAT WENCH UNTIL YOU'VE LOST SOME REAL WEIGHT!!
GLAD YOU STAYED HOME AND RESTED THE BACK.
HOPE IT HEALS QUICKLY.
WHAT WE ALL NEED TO DO IS "WINTER" DOWN BY SHAD.
SHE'S NOT USING THE HOUSE ANYWAY:rofl: :beach:
Hope you like downton 2. i love season 3.



SHAD.....OMG I CANNOT BELIEVE THE AMOUNTS OF RAIN!!
I'D HAVE TO GET A FRIGGING CHAIR WITH WATER WINGS!!:rofl:
I HOPE THE POWERS THAT BEE GIVE YOU AN ANSWER BEFORE NEXT TUESDAY.
SENDING YOU GOOD THOUGHTS.
WHATEVER HAPPENS, I HOPE IT IS YOUR BEST INTEREST:hug:




MICHELLE....THANK GOD THE CAR STARTED.
ESPECIALLY THIS FIRST WEEK :yikes:
I CANNOT IMAGINE TRYING TO EXPLAIN THAT.:faint:

diyana
01-23-2013, 08:33 AM
Hi ladies -

Super quick fly by just to say "hi". :wave: My car started just fine this morning, of course it was a balmy 7 degrees above! It's supposed to "warm" up to around 15-20 degrees! :woohoo: positively tropical! :beach:

Have a great Wednesday!

Much love,

ceejay52
01-23-2013, 09:08 AM
Michelle
I do not envy the cold weather in your area. Do you have enough antifreeze ini your vehicle? We've been lucky so far with the temperatures only getting down to 25. That's more than cold enough for me. So glad that you are feeling welcome in your new job.

Mel
Thanks for reminding me about the humidifier. The doctor told me to use one.

Happy
Glad you liked the podiatrist. I can understand your concern about working and being on your feet.

I'm feeling much better today after a good night's sleep. I turned the heat down to 58 degrees and my what a difference. I did get a bit cold, but tonight I'm going to turn the electric blanket on to get the bed warm and turn up the heat to get the house warm before I go to bed. I have one of those programable thermastats so the 58 degree's will kick in after 10 p.m.
I meant to ask the pharmacist last night if I could continue to take the Allegra while I'm using the new nasal spray which has a histmine in it. I'll call my sis tonight.

happy2bme
01-23-2013, 09:09 AM
Hi ladies,

Yep, it's warmer today. -10 degrees below zero. Yesterday was -19 so it is warming up. NOT. :no: I'm working the rest of the week and after being off, my head is none too happy about getting up early in the cold. I made some Olive Garden knock off Pasta Fagioli soup yesterday and while DH liked it, my tummy did not. I think perhaps too much tomato/acid for me. Bothered me all night. I really seem to be sensitive to the acids and fats in food lately. I am glad that the Cutie brand mandarin oranges are not bothering me because I have enjoyed eating those each day.

Not much else going on in my world. The cold weather is slowing everything down. I looked at the long range forecast and while the cold is about to break, they are predicting temps at 40 degrees on Monday before we dip back into the teens again. Of course they are more often than not wrong about the weather so who's to say that will happen? But it shows you how crazy the weather has become. And I'm sure we are way under what we should be getting for snow - we need it badly for the recreational business and to fill up the water tables as the majority of us have in ground wells to supply our water.

Glad to hear that your car was a bit more cooperative Michelle. You are probably half way to work before it warms up ;) Have fun with the coding.

Mel - what a nice surprise that you had an alarm free night. Kinda makes you worry what else is up their sleeves? Hopefully the chill has everyone sleeping extra and leaving you alone.

Shad - if there is one thing worse than the excessive heat, it's excessive heat with steamy 20 inches of rain humidity. Ugh. I think I'll keep the dry cold instead. At least it keeps the bugs at bay. I'll bet you hear at the last minute their decision on what to do with you at the job. :gossip: maybe she was just kidding??? :gossip:

Hello and good morning to the rest of the chicks. My coffee cup is empty which means it's time to hit the shower. Have a good hump day ladies.

happy2bme
01-23-2013, 09:13 AM
Ceejay - you were posting right over my head :lol: I can't sleep if the house is too warm so your idea of the electric blanket and turning the thermostat down is a good one although 58 degrees is mighty chilly. I turn mine to 65 at night and the front of the house with all the big windows gets down to about 61 overnight which is mighty brrrrrr in the morning before things warm up. Hopefully your new meds and a few nights of good rest will get you feeling dandy fine again.

diyana
01-23-2013, 09:22 AM
Ceejay - My ex has been great about working on my car and before winter hit, he fully winterized it...flushing the radiator and adding new antifreeze. It's pretty common here for cars that aren't parked in garages to have difficulty starting. My concern about been parking in the garage is what if the garage door motor freezes and the garage door won't open! I don't know if that's ever happened though.

Happy - Try and stay warm. I'll try and not complain about the cold here when you're still in double digits below. :brr:

I'll be picking up Santa after work. Since it will be around 15 above when I get home, I'll be able to take him on a short walk. :)

I had a really good counseling appointment yesterday. We talked about me being on a rollercoaster of emotions...most of the time I'm fairly optimistic, upbeat and positive and really looking forward to creating my future; but there are times when I'm still sad that the 23-year relationship is over. She said that is all normal, and the grief will come in waves, but it's very good that most of the time I'm happy and upbeat. :)

Laura705
01-23-2013, 12:29 PM
Morning all. Not much going on in my neck of the woods. My back is feeling better still today, so I'm happy about that. Aside from the pain that I was feeling, I was initially anxious that I'd really messed up my back in a way that would be a chronic issue. I guess now that I'm getting older, I start to worry about that - that every ache or pain that comes along will never go away and just be added on to the list of all the others. :shrug:

So I'm stuck now with this chest congestion that of course makes me cough whenever I try to string a couple spoken sentences together. So annoying. I officially give up on Mucinex - I get what it's supposed to do, but I never notice any difference. I will just use the daytime cold caps to keep the phlegm under control, and my albuterol inhaler to boot. Those things, on top of my daily flonase spray. And if I need an Aleve for the back pain, I'll take that too. And cough drops as needed. I really hate taking all this junk, but I'm glad they exist!

I didn't watch any Downton last night. Maybe tonight. If there's time - I really want to cook/prepare something for dinner. Monday we had leftovers and last night we ordered pizza. Maybe a salad and the frozen crab cakes from Trader Joe's.
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Mel - Glad it was so quiet for you last night! LOL - I have a feeling my scale would be saying something similar! Ah, yes, I think Shad's place would be a great spot for us to spend our winters! :sunny: :beach: My friend D picked an excellent week to go on her cruise - I'm so jealous of her right now, LOL.

Ceejay - Turning the heat down probably helps with the dryness in the air. What kind of heat do you have? Is it forced air where it blows out of a vent? That's the kind we have, but we have a newer furnace with an air cleaner attached to it, as well as a whole house humidifier, so it helps improve the air quality. But it's been many years since we've had our ducts cleaned, so we might get that done sometime soon.

Michelle - Glad your car has been starting for you. These extreme temps are tough on people AND things! You're right, the 20's are going to feel balmy after the teens and single digits and sub-zero temps!! :)

Shad - And you're experiencing the extreme opposite weather than the rest of us! But we're all just wishing for some moderation by now, I'm sure. :yes: I hope you hear soon if you'll get to work on the training side of the project, but it sounds like their usual course of action is to wait 'til the last minute. I finally set up some of my bills on recurring payments within the online banking system for some peace of mind. "Set and forget" doesn't feel entirely comfortable to me, but it's better than "forget" alone, haha.

Happy - Sorry the soup didn't agree with you! :( I'm glad you like the podiatrist you saw. I sure hope the orthotics can help you. What a PITA with the insurance company!! Did the doc have any opinion (or stern suggestion) about you being on your feet? It sure sounds like your current job would not be worth the cost to your feet! Re my back - icing does not sound at all appealing, so I'm glad it seems to be getting better regardless of my choice of treatments. Stay warm up there!!

Hi Annie!!

Off to - how did Shad put it? Off to look like I'm interested. :D

annie175
01-23-2013, 03:09 PM
Good Afternoon ladies...

Coming up for air. This packing crap sucks. And yesterday we learned we may not move for another couple of weeks. Have to pay 150% rent to the landlord...that would be 120,000. YIKES. No wonder insurance premiums are so high.

Not doing personals at this time. Back at it.

Loves and Hugs

ceejay52
01-23-2013, 03:10 PM
Laura
Feel better soon. The only over the counter med that i can use is the 180 mg Allegra. I have the forced air through a vent and the vent is in the ceiling. It's all electric. And the vent is directly over my bed. There's no other way to rearrange the furniture in this room either or I would have done that. And since this is a rental I know that the land lord will not clean the duct work. I do keep the filter's changed and use the best for allergy control. I think the Flonase is beginning to do it's thing.

I'm looking forward to my 4 day week end.

ceejay52
01-23-2013, 03:12 PM
Annie
Yikes. That's a bunch of money for rent. Mayabe they'll find something more suitable.

MELODY525
01-24-2013, 08:11 AM
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MORNING CHICKIES.

WE'RE FRASSING FREEZING HERE.
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WE'RE IN BETWEEN 2 STORMS WHERE THERE IS LITTLE SNOWFALL.
HOPEFULLY THOSE 2 STORMS STAY ON TRACK.
NY STATE GOT DOUBLE DIGIT DUMPINGS THE OTHER DAY. :yikes:

NOT MUCH NEW HERE. SPENT TIME WITH JEN.
TIME ON THE PHONE WITH SENIORS WHO ARE COLD.
GAVE THEM LOTS OF ADVICE.
TURN YOUR D*MNED THERMOSTAT UP AND STOP BEING SO CHEAP!!
I THINK I WORE ONE OF THE MAINT, MEN OUT GOING UP & DOWN.
AND WHY MUST WE ALL WAIT TILL THE OFFICE IS CLOSED AT 4PM TO DO THIS? :dizzy:
MY HOUSE FEELS OH SO COZY.
IF YOU KNOW IT'S GONNA BE LESS THAN 6 DEGREES IN THE MORNING YOU LEAVE ALL HEATERS ON!!:flame:

HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY:scooter:




ANNIE....WHAT A FRASSING MESS.
THANK GOD MY RENT OIS ONLY 30%.
INS. COMPANIES CAN AFFORD THEIR RENT.
THEIR BUSY SCREWING THEIR CLIENTS OUT OF FUNDS:rofl:
HOPE YOUR WEEK ENDS ON A GOOD NOTE:hug:




CEEJAY...I SWEAR YOU AND JEN ARE SHARING BRAIN WAVES!!
SHE JUST TOLD ME THE SAME THING.
SHE TURNED DOWN THE HEAT A LITTLE AND USED THE ELECTRIC BLANKET.
THEY HAVE 2 CAUSE SHE STEALS BLANKETS IN HER SLEEP.
THEN RICHIE FREEZES!!:rofl:
HOPE YOU LIKE THE NEW MEDS. I AM INTERESTED.
YOU ARE OUR GUINEA PIG!!!




HAPPY.....WITH 40 DEGREES, YOU'LL BE HAVING A POSITIVE HEATWAVE!!
OMG THOSE NUMBERS YOU GET OUT THERE ARE FRIGHTENING!!!:cry:
I HAD THAT KIND OF SOUP THE OTHER NIGHT BUT IT WAS PRE-MADE:hun:
NOTHING LIKE HOMEMADE THOUGH.
HOPE YOU GUYS STAY WARM AND HAVE LOTS OF FIREWOOD!!




LAURA....I GET THOSE FEELINGS WHEN I GET HURT TOO.
IT'S LIKE HOLDING YOUR BREATH & TRYING NOT TO SAY IT OUTLOUD! :lol3:I AM GLAD THE BACK IS FEELING BETTER.
BUT BE CAREFUL JUMPING THE GUN.
ESPECIALLY WITH THE COLD WEATHER.MUSCLES ARE SO TAUT
HOPE YOUR CHEST CLEARS UP. WE USE DAYQUIL!
IT GOT ME THRU THE DREGS OF MY PNEUMONIA :D




MICHELLE.....
HOW CAN YOU GET OVER SOMETHING WHEN SEE THEM SO MUCH??
IMPOSSIBLE. IT WOULD TAKE A VERY STRONG PERSON TO DO THAT.
OR THE PERSON WHO WANTED THE DIVORCE IN THE FIRST PLACE.
YOU'RE ONLY HUMAN. TAKE CARE OF YOU. :hug:
STOP WORRYING ABOUT SANTA.

diyana
01-24-2013, 09:28 AM
Good morning ladies -

Super quick post as I'm at work. Didn't have time to post last night or this morning before I left for work.

New/old job is going great! It's so much less stressful, now that I'm working with people who like me, appreciate me and want me to be there. :) Not even the afternoon commute gets me down. I just listen to the radio or CDs or call friends to catch up with them while I'm driving. :) After work, I picked up Santa and when we got home, I took him for a walk. Then heated up some leftovers for dinner, did a little bit of organizing and went to bed.

Here's to a great day for all of us!

Much love,

happy2bme
01-24-2013, 09:32 AM
Good morning worldlie chicks,

Another -19 degree morning but a beautiful sunrise today. Even being the garage the truck is protesting being woken up. Looks like we have to head over to Duluth to Toyota to get a new battery - local places didn't have what DH was looking for and Toyota has a better warranty on theirs. DH was telling me he was going to take a ride up by himself but I said "and cheat me out of a dinner at Olive Garden (Italian restaurant)" I said :no: that's not happening so I guess we will head up early next week as I am working every day the rest of this week through Saturday.

Mel - loved today's little tidbit of advice. :rofl: I'd love to put that on the customer facing side of the cash register. Or maybe I'll just make a badge out of it and wear it on my t-shirt. :D I love electric blankets. Not only do they keep you snuggly but they are also good for easing the aches and pains in the cold weather. Except if you have a partner who steals the blankets. ;) What is it about these seniors who squeeze every nickel until the buffalo's eyes bug out?????? My Mom is pretty good about turning the heat up because she's cold all the time but she is also sensitive to hot weather heat and that's where we argue with her about turning on the air conditioning when it's sweltering out. It's not like their bill would go up $5,000. Geez people, be comfortable. I think they just like to complain. :rolleyes: As for 40 degrees Mel, they were teasing us. As we get closer to Monday's forecast, they keep dropping the temperature down. Now it's predicted to be 35 which is more reasonable. I don't want a one day hot streak anyway - will just melt enough of the white stuff to make an icy mess and we don't need that. Hope you can hide out in your warm and happy spot!

Annie - I agree with Mel - while rent is expensive, companies use it as a write off for business expenses. There must be some benefit to it because every company I worked for would rather rent than own the building they were in which seemed dumb to me. Sometimes too if they take up enough office space, they will get tax breaks from the town too. Sorry to hear they are diddling you around with the move. More reason to not break your neck trying to accomodate an unrealistic schedule. I'd be SO MAD if they decided you didn't have to move after all :mad:

Laura - regarding aches and pains, I realized somewhere around age 30 that not a single day goes by without something hurting - headache, cramps, sinus pressure, backache :rofl: We learn to roll with it. But I do understand worrying that sometimes you might have tipped things over to the chronic problem side. Glad to hear your back is feeling better. I have not found a perfect answer to the chronic winter drippy cough. Tried honey tea, Musinex, cough drops, allergy meds, humidifier - seems like the only thing that fixes it is springtime :D Regard your question about my feet - obviously standing on my feet for 7 to 8 hours at a time several days a week is doing me no good. But she didn't say that directly as up here alot of people have to do what's not best for them, simply to eek out a living so they don't push things. I will have to find the money for custom orthotics I am sure. Maybe I can make something myself out of paper mache and strips of newspaper :rofl:

Michelle - hope your car started ok today. It was another cold one out there. Looks like we're not out of the woods yet. Glad you aren't letting the commute get to you. Good time to stock up on books on tape...

Time to head into the shower and get on with the day. Make it a good one ladies. :wave:

Laura705
01-24-2013, 11:02 AM
Morning all.

Happy - That's quite a drive for Olive Garden! But you've got to break things up somehow. Just hope the battery holds out 'til next week! :crossed: Re the aches and pains - I can certainly live with all the minor ones, but having something major happen that won't just fade away to bearable/nothing is scary to me. You're lucky that this job isn't critical to you and that you can give it up and hope to find one that's easier on your feet. With all the over the counter orthotics out there, you probably could piece together one that works for you. I'm not entirely sold on the quality of the ones I've gotten through my podiatrists. Then again, I've gone to two and even though I thought the 2nd one was a bit better, I still find them lacking. Neither of them looked at how I walk, and I don't get how a plaster cast of my foot when I'm just reclining in a chair really helps them understand how I stand and where my foot needs the support. I have a feeling a running shoe store might be able to do a better job at analyzing my needs...

Michelle - I'm so glad to hear that the new job is less stress and more pleasant for you. :) I'm fortunate to be able to commute by train, but even if I had to drive, I know I'd make it as pleasant as I could, like you are. Driving anywhere with bf, on the other hand, is usually unpleasant because it's all about getting there quickly, so any obstacles to that are cause for anything ranging from annoyance to fury.

Mel - Love that graphic, and it goes right along with the bf driving situation I mentioned to Michelle, LOL! Too funny about the obvious solution of turning up the heat if you're cold. Reminds me of the troubleshooting sections in instruction manuals - Problem: Unit doesn't work Solution: Is it plugged in?? :D Not that my first move is to crank up the thermostat. Sometimes it's putting on a sweater, covering up with a throw, or making a cup of hot tea. But honestly, what do you expect when you live in an old, poorly insulated home in single digit temps and the wind is gusting like crazy? Keeping the thermostat at 68 isn't gonna cut it. Just like AC in summer, it's worth every penny if you want to be warm and cozy. Hope you miss the snowstorms passing through/around. Physcially I'm not doing much of anything, and guess what - shoulder pain is gone and tendonitis pain is much less. Slothfulness has its benefits! :D

Ceejay - Too bad about the vent over your bed - I'd be closing that one at night - the electric blanket is a good idea. Fingers crossed that the flonase provides some relief. :crossed: C'mon weekend!!

Annie - Wait, you've already packed up so much - are you supposed to work out of boxes for the extra weeks???!!! Ridiculous. Like you said - no wonder the premiums are so dang high!

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Earnings call right now - back later.

Laura705
01-24-2013, 12:21 PM
54 Days til spring! Here's a link to a countdown counter if you want one:

http://mycountdown.org/Other/Spring/

I'm once again debating if I want to go to the annual flower and garden show the 2nd week of March. :flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1:

Nothing much going on with me. 2012 financial results were good for my employer. Bonuses should be good. We'll see if I'm found worthy enough to receive one. :p

Bf ended up bringing back the wrong size desktop that was delivered and picking up the right size one the other day, but not without some scrapes to the interior of our car while trying to wedge the long piece of laminate counter into it. :tantrum: The current PITA is the installation of the overhead cabinets on the wall. Didn't go well yesterday and I hope it gets done today while I'm not home! Of course I want this over and done with, but I'm not in as big of a hurry as bf (I never am). I did take "before" photos, and will be sure to take "after" ones.

Made a salad last night to go with the crab cakes, but the crab cakes need to thaw in the fridge overnight, so the salad/crab cakes will be tonight's dinner. Last night's was a frozen dinner. Ho hum. Watched some Downton. :)

Okay, back to it. :comp:

diyana
01-24-2013, 12:33 PM
Happy - My car started...but it made it's "oooh, I DON'T LIKE starting in cold weather!" noises. We got a dusting of snow...less than an inch. We're supposed to get more tonight and tomorrow...but hopefully not much. How is work going?

Laura - I hope the home office remodeling issues get smoothed out. Bummer that the new counter caused damage to your car. :( I hope you get a bonus from work. :crossed:

Shad
01-24-2013, 05:56 PM
Morning.
Short one as I am about to handover all the timesheet training stuff that I have written and changed and tell the support team how to answer any questions about it. Yeah well, okay. This should happen and I should be happy that it is now off my plate and I have achieved something. It wasn't actually my project, it belonged to someone else. I took on the documentation and training side of it to ensure it got under way. It also did the layouts, personalised lists and shortcuts. But it's okay, I don't need the kudos, the guys are telling me what a good job I did. The people here don't need to know that.

So anyway, am going home tonight for a long weekend. Not back until Tuesday, so I can have cosy conversations with myself in my own pad. It's been raining hard all down the east coast of Queensland and the usual culprits are underwater again. I'm told it should reach Brisbane by this afternoon. FABULOUS Not.

So from the airport, I will get to personals and further elucidation of my 'fun' life. I haven't heard anything back from the powers that be. So it looks like the resignation will stand. They only have until the end of next week to make a decision.

ceejay52
01-24-2013, 07:31 PM
I've been in a cleaning mode this week. This morning got up and cleaned the living room and my bedroom. Also did 4 loads of laundry. In between times went to eat with my friends for lunch. Then around 3.30 p.m. went to pick up my paycheck. Low and behold we got our w2's today. Stopped by Fred's to pick up some cleaning supplies then by the bank. And I forgot to take my plastic to the recycle bend.

The new nasal spray works wonders. I didn't use any until after I called my sister to ask her about taking the Allegra with it. She said not to take the Allegra. This spray started to work with in minutes after use. I could feel the membranes of my nose going down. And I've been sleeping good since I've turned down the heat. All is well in my corner of the world the past couple of days.

Mel
I'm not sure if I'm a guinea pig but I sure do like this new nasal spray. This one I can use every 6 hours too.

Happy
I don't blame you for wanting to go with dh to Duluth. That would be a treat to go to Olive Garden. I don't like their salad dressing. Most of the entree's are good though.

Michelle
You sound at peace with your new/old job. That makes a world of difference.

Laura
I'm at the age where I'm extremely careful. I have this fear of falling and breaking a bone. I can understand your concerns of hurting yourself.

Annie
Are you still packing?




We're supposed to get freezing rain tonight. I'm dreading it but the weather men are saying that it shouldn't accumulate like it did last time.
My neighbor called and hinted about going out to eat but I didn't fall for that

annie175
01-24-2013, 11:02 PM
Good Morning/Night/Afternoon...whatever it is...I am still running on empty..burning love....running on high...lol

The move at work has been delayed for 3 or 4 weeks. Glad I busted my arse to get everything done....now it is work from boxes and business as usual...right...you should see the office...OMG....they will be lucky to get minimal work out of most. What a mess. The funny thing...I have packed everything in the office...gift closet...junk closet...supply room...marketing materials...display closet...files...and had not even had a chance to touch my office...good thing..I need it all to function...I don't have to work from boxes as others will have to..hahahahha...sometimes it pays to procrastinate.

Samantha is going Saturday or Sunday to clean Cs house. We are paying her for this as it is gross and nasty. His daughter is a disgrace. I keep telling him his kids do not respect him. My kids treat him better than his own. But then again I raised my kids and would beat the H out of them if they did not do as I taught them. lol

We are supposed to get 2-4 inches of snow tomorrow but I don't see it. High tomorrow is 37. Too warm for snow, maybe weatherman knows more than I, but I doubt it. I do know I am over this very cold single digit temps with wind chills below zero.

CEEG...if you are in the cleaning mode, then come on up here to our place we have several places that could use cleaning and getting ready.

Posting in fear of losing, acting crazy, will continue in next post.

annie175
01-24-2013, 11:14 PM
Well sh*t, I just knew it...lost my extended post...so here we go....

CEEG...if you are in the cleaning mode...then come on up...we have many place of choice you can clean...Cs house, dad's house, my house....lol.

SHADDIE...maybe the rainy weekend is God's way of telling you to take it a little slower and enjoy yourself a little and get away from the bustle of work.

CHELLE...so glad the car has decided to work with you instead of giving you trouble...I am still praying for good things for you...so happy you like your job now.

HAPPY...sorry the battery is giving you troubles...Toyota is my love. I love my Camry...my next car will be a Toyota. I have 170K miles at the moment and my car is running strong. The toyota mechanic when getting my oil change last said...oh good you are just getting you car broke in....hahaha...

LAURA...hope the desk top turns out to your likings. YIKES...changes are scary when they do not turn out right.

Posting and continuing.

annie175
01-24-2013, 11:19 PM
MELLIE...I sent the therapy message to most in my office...we all feel that way but cannot express. It is..."Morning" and the answer is "Yeah, it is" Too much crap. You, Jen and Richie enjoy the weekend...Put your signs on the door and let it go. Your mental and physical health is more important. Hugs...

ELLEN..have not heard from you in a while. Hope everyone is healthy and happy.

Guess I had better post this and maybe try to get some sleep before I have to get up in a few hours.

Loves and hugs

annie175
01-25-2013, 07:40 AM
Good Morning...the weather outside is frightful...yes snowing and blowing. The interstate looked like steam off of dry ice. Couldn't see the stripes or lanes. Made it tho. Get this...weatherman said we may get a dusting up to two inches. WOW. I should be a forecaster of weather. I literally laughed out loud at that weatherman.

Not much happened since last night's post. Will try to get some work done today...not trying too hard tho. Bare minimum. Pizza on the house today for all the mental, physical bs going on here.

Have a fabulous Friday everyone!!

MELODY525
01-25-2013, 08:47 AM
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This is "In The Kitchen With Mel & Jenny" day!!
Jen came down to weigh me in....sadly I am up 2 lbs.
Not sure what went wrong. Not enuff water.
Maybe the protein shakes and Richie's spaghetti last weekend!! :cry:
Both of them didn't "move" very fast in the tummy.

But moving right along....I am getting prepared for the wekend.
We're steaming veggies the kids bought yesterday and the making chicken breasts.
Richie's stuff has to be soft. Today is his "tooth grinding" visit for the partial denture plate.
He's nervous. Poor sod.
Nothing else new here.
No one called from the meetings last night.
Guess there were no votes needed. I was half asleep anyway. :rofl:

WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU GALS ON & OFF WHILE WE COOK.
BE BACK IN A LITTLE BIT.
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE:encore:

diyana
01-25-2013, 09:02 AM
quick post for me....I'm tired today. I did not sleep well last night. I couldn't fall asleep until after 10, then woke up wide awake at 3:30 (1.5 hours early). I think I fell back asleep a little after 4, but was not pleased when the alarm went off an hour later. :( Oh well, it's Friday. I'll try and work in a nap or two this weekend in between doing laundry, hopefully getting the last of the stuff out of the house, and moving the stuff from my storage into my place so i can cancel my storage and save the $50/month.

Mel - I'm sending Richie :goodvibes: and positive energy that his dentist appointment goes well. Don't fret about the small gain.

I'll try and post more later. I hope you're all doing well.

Much love,

MELODY525
01-25-2013, 09:27 AM
When I found yesterday's graphic I cracked up.
It was right after I talked to "someone"... in ..."authority".
It made me laugh so hard tears were rolling down my face.
It's truly what they call perfect timing!!! HA!
Jen has the chicken breasts in the pan. YUM!!:drool:


Happy.....I'd be protesting in or out of the garage!!! :lol3:
You had to see the cars out in the parking lot here.
Quite a few wouldn't start either.
Even Richie's had a tough time and it was only shut off for about 20 minutes!!:rofl:
Your temps just keep shocking me.
Ours will be on the rise once these 2 storms pass us by.
You made me cringe this morning....and also laugh.
Last night I told Jen that I can't wait till summertime.
I forgot about the seniors and using the A/C!!!!:cry:
OMG it just never ends:rofl: :rofl:
The laugh was squeezing the buffalo!!!!! Haven't heard that for awhile now.
Stay warm my Northern friend :flame:




Michelle.....Glad the job is going well.
Hope you have another good week again!!




Laura......... "Problem: Unit doesn't work Solution: Is it plugged in??"
OMG I AM CRACKING UP!!!! TOO F*CKING FUNNY!!!
When I read that in a manual, you can imagine the blue streak that comes out of my mouth!!!
It's usually about that time that I begin yelling at the book!!!:rofl: :rofl:
Jen is like your BF. A real joy to ride with in traffic. NOT!!!!
To her it's all about being there YESTERDAY!!!:
BTW, inactivity does have the advantage of "righting wrongs".
So when you begin again....slow and easy wins the race.
Think TURTLE THOUGHTS!!! :D
With maybe some Spring-like thoughts thrown in!!!
Go look at the flowers....it will warm your heart.
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Shad....Jen & I are sitting here so sorry about the unanswered resignation.
They just don't appreciate the ones that DO THEIR JOB RIGHT!!!
I am gld you got compliments from the guys & did someone else's job.
At least nyou know that was done right!!
Hope the weekend brings you peace of mind:hug:




Ceejay.....I hope we get our W2's this week too!!
Now you're in the cleaning mode, what time should I expect you????:lol3:
I cannot tell you how happy I am the new spray works.
What is it's name and how is the nose feeling since???
Hoping it continues to do such a great job :hug:
Be careful out there on the frozen rain roads!!




Annie....THE PACKAGE ARRIVED!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
We will all be reading for a long time. Jen says to keep them till she is done this time.
The last time the mags disappeared before anyone had a chance:rofl:
OMG I was so surprised when my dear old UPS man arrivced.
I was like "WTF is this??"
Then he said your name....and I cracked up!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rofl: :rofl:
Sorry to hear about your new snow coming. Be careful out there.
Also sorry to hear about the HURRY UP & WAIT part of moving.
Working out of boxes is a PITA.
I also hear ya on C's kids. But Sis is making money so Go For It!!! LOL
Praying for ALL our mental healths :crazy: :yoga:

happy2bme
01-25-2013, 09:28 AM
Morning girls,

I had a terrible night. Could not fall asleep then woke up around 3 so hot I couldn't stand it. Got a light blanket and laid back down. I could hear the heat running and I wondered if I forgot to turn the thermostat down last night. Laid in bed tossing and turning, could not get cool or comfortable and my nose was stuffed. Hoped I wasn't getting a cold. Guess I woke up DH because he asked if he woke me up snoring. I said no. Fell asleep for a tiny bit, woke up at 5 again wide awake and too warm. Checked the thermostat, was 63 in the house so it was just me who was warm. Laid in bed for a long time willing myself to sleep. Finally drifted off and woke up to a totally stupid dream of DH mixed with some things I need to do today. But all in the goofy doesn't make sense mix that you get in dreams. My foot is killing me. I'm not sure how I will get through today and tomorrow. I think I am going to have to take my Crocs to work with me. It's snowing outside - we got maybe 2 inches of fine, light snow. Looks pretty from inside the window, probably not so pretty on the road.

Mel - I hope you have a fabulous day cooking with Mel and Ritchie. I can understand his reluctance to face the dentist. In those instances I would just tell myself that in 24 hours it will all be over. And give me LOTS of novacaine. Will you be making him a veggie smoothie or macaroni and cheese for supper? Don't worry about the weight gain - spaghetti can do that. Water too. Just stay on plan as best you can.

Annie - sounds like your commute was big time hairy today. Glad you made it in ok. I had to roll my eyes at people hurrying up only to work out of boxes and then got a giggle when I saw that it paid off for you to do your packing last. Good to have at your fingertips everything you need especially when your fingers are expected to be everywhere and every place. I see you are one of those Camry lovers. The must do something right for all the loyal ownership. 170,000 miles - that is amazing! We tried a couple of different car makes and had the best track record with Toyota so we have pretty much stuck with them since the early 80's. I can't believe we are approaching 100,000 miles on my 4Runner. Still going strong :crossed: and will be even better when she gets a new battery next week ;) I hope you can get some down time in this weekend - even if it's just a few hours. You've been running fast and hard for a while now. And it appears that you did something right putting the fear of consequences into your kids. That seems to be a key factor in those who behave and those who are just people we roll our eyes at. I'm sorry Sissy has to deal with C's kid's mess. He needs to man up and make her help too.

Michelle - glad that you were able to find your missing painting. That's the kind of thing you have to make room for on the moving truck. Something that means alot to you. It's great that you are back in the groove at work - having people you like to work with means so much.

Ceejay - hurray for finding a medication that worked. And so fast too! I hope it continues to be your best friend. Hope that freezing rain stayed away from you. That always worried me the most down there.

Speaking of rain, sounds like you are in the monsoon season Shad. Forget working on the garden. Guess you will have to find a good book or a friend and spend your long weekend indoors. Hopefully you can get some relaxing in and forget about doco for 3 days. Enjoy.

Laura - I hope you get a bonus too. Spend it on tickets to the Flower and Garden show :lol: I miss those - but then again it just fills your head with all sorts of ideas you'd love to do and never will :lol: Argh on BF scratching up the inside of the car. DH did that to my dash with some pipe he was bringing home and didn't notice how it ripped holes in my poor baby :mad: Hope your home office turns out nice. I understand your concerns about the plaster cast for the orthotics but while I was seated the doc kept pressing her thumbs in parts of the underside of my feet which "popped" them back into position. Using that information they put "lifts" into a couple of spots of the over the counter orthotics so it repositioned my foot back to what they called a neutral position. The problem was that they used these thick rubbery "corn pad" type of material to build up the parts of the orthotic. And they don't stick very well so while the underside part holds up, the stuff they put on the top ripped off when it attached to my sock the very first time. So I think custom orthotics would be better for me. But I already spent a bundle on glasses a couple of weeks ago so I think for the interim, I'll hold off on the feet. Thanks for your comments about your experiences with both tho! Enjoy your dinner tonight - sounds yummy! I used to love Ruby Tuesday's crab cakes.

Time to hit the shower. This is going to be a LONG sleepy day today. I sort of hope the snow keeps the store quiet. Not dead but quiet. Last Saturday was a pretty busy day and the snow we're getting might bring in the snowmobilers so I'll soak my feet tonight so I can get through tomorrow.

Hello to Ellen and Patty. Have a good day peeps. :wave:

MELODY525
01-25-2013, 09:31 AM
MICHELLE....TAKE A GOOD LONG REST THIS WEEKEND.
DO NOTHING IF IT'S NOT JUST FOR YOUR PLEASURE!!:beach:
HOPE YOU GET BETTER SLEEP TONITE.
FILL YOUR MIND WITH GOOD THOUGHTS.
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MELODY525
01-25-2013, 09:35 AM
HAPPY....I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN IT WAS YOU BREATHING DOWN MY NECK!! ROFLMAO :wave:
HOPE YOUR NOSE & FOOT FEEL BETTER TODAY AT WORK.
SORRY YOU HAVE TO GO OUT IN THAT FOR 2 DAYS.
EVEN SORRIER THAT YOU TOO HAD A BAD NIGHT.
GOD I HATE BEING TOO HOT WHILE TRYING TO SLEEP.
HAVE A GREAT DAY:encore:

annie175
01-25-2013, 10:27 AM
HAPPY you and CHELLE should of been chatting last night, neither of you could sleep. Your poor feet. You need to walk on marshmellows at work. See if you can arrange that one.

MELLIE..you are very welcome for the box of goodies. How do you like those cheap little Humana book lites? Haha. I sent stuff so I wouldn't have to pack it. lol Wish I was there with you and Jen to cook up a storm. My favorite thing to do!! Have loads of fun.

CHELLE...try to get some rest this weekend that will carry you over for next week. Relax and enjoy your time.

Gotta get back at it....hugs

ceejay52
01-25-2013, 11:00 AM
The freezing rain did not materialize and I'm so thankful. It's cold at 34 degree's though.

Mel
Loved the sunshine smilie. It brought a bit of sunshine to my face also.
Sending good vibes to Richie today for his visit to the dentist. The name of the new spray is Dymista.

Michelle
Sorry you had a bad night, too much stress in you life right now. Sleep late in the morning or take some naps along the way this week end.

Happy
I hear those crock shoes are really comfy. My co-worker wears them all the time. Did the podiatrist give you anything to take for the arthritis?

I'll be back later to finish reading the posts.
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I made myself ride the bike last night for 15 minutes. I felt better for it My weight is going beyond 200 pounds and I'm not liking it. Some of it's fluid but most of it is food. I really need to cut back on my snacking. I need a schedule.
I want to go to Walmart to get some banker boxes to put some things in to take to Goodwill next week end. I'm kind of at dilemma stage right now concerning a couple of items. My niece crocheted my mom an affigan. I don't need it and don't want to keep it. She gave it to me after mom passed away. I don't know what do with it. She's probably forgotten about it. I may ask my sister if she could use it at her condo. Or maybe one of her kids could use it. I also have an old quilt of my grandma's. Grandma made and quilted it. It's close to a 80 years old and in good condition. I'd like to keep the quilt but really don't have room for it. Guess I'll keep these two items until I can find a home for them. My sis may want the quilt for her condo. She likes vintage stuff
The main thing I want to do today is get the printer hooked up. I'm hoping my dell printer is compatible to my HP computer.

diyana
01-25-2013, 11:02 AM
Happy - Bummer that you have to go out to work in the cold. I was calculating roughly how many more weeks of winter (my final winter in Wisconsin) there are today on the way to work (I figure around 12-13 at most). :) I hope you're feeling better today (nose and feet both). I had difficulty sleeping last night, but I wasn't too hot or too cold. Too much swirling around in my head.

Ceejay - Santa doesn't let me sleep in too late on the weekends. But he does like to take naps. :)

Annie and Mel - hope you're having a good day so far!

Laura705
01-25-2013, 11:16 AM
Morning all. TGIF!!!

Shad - I'm glad you at least felt a sense of achievement over the doco/training items, and it was recognized by others. Now enjoy your long weekend, and a Happy Australia Day to you early. :) Use the rainy weather to take a breather and enjoy some quiet time at home. :rain:

Ceejay - If you're still in cleaning mode, head on up here to my place - it sure needs cleaning~! We're constantly wiping up the trail of drips Coal leaves from his water bowl to elsewhere in the house. And now that we've had snow he manages to track in mud from somewhere in the yard. We try to close off the 3 season room so we can wipe his paws after he comes in from outside before going in the house, but if we haven't closed the door all the way, he nudges it open w/ his nose and goes in with muddy paws. Oh, and then there's the door and frame to be cleaned from the snooty goo he leaves there...a neverending battle, as all pet owners (well, certainly dog owners) are well aware! I'm so glad the nasal spray is working for you! Mine's a once-a-day thing, so yours must be a new product.

Annie - Well, at least you're not going to be working out of boxes for another month! But it would still be a letdown of sorts to get all geared for moving and then not have it happen for 4 weeks. And I hope the packing you did do doesn't get undone in that time... As for C's house being left in a mess by the daughter - she should be ashamed of herself. At least your dd gets to earn some money cleaning it. I hope C's daughter gets cut off and is forced to act like a grown-up now. Ugh, your commute sounded about as awful as it was here. Not much snow here, but the timing - right during the morning rush - messed things up royally. But my train was on time! :D

Mel - Glad you're getting your food prepared - can you come over and help us out now? Actually, thanks for the memory jog - we have some chicken breasts in the freezer that we should thaw for tonight or tomorrow. Poor Richie, "tooth grinding" just sounds awful! Hope he is well-anesthetized and gets good pain pills for after. He'll be the one needing the protein shakes! BTW - don't worry about the weight gain, just guzzle some water and drink some hot tea and if you're watching your portions you'll be good to go. You're right, when I start back to exercising I'm going to have to start slow - feels like forever since I've done more than walk to the train and walk the dog. Is there any exercise benefit to coughing? The muscles definitely contract! :p Love the flower pic today - you're right, I'm probably gonna go to the flower/garden show and get an early taste of spring. :):flow1:

Michelle - Sorry you didn't get a good night's sleep last night. But just one more day and you can take it easy and get those naps! Hope you get the last of your stuff moved from the house and the storage unit. Once it's in your apartment with you, it'll be front and center and opportunities for more purging will become evident. We're going to have several pieces of our old office furniture to get rid of and we really should get it on craigslist very soon! Saturday's are the best - that's when people get on CL and shop.

Happy - Awww, another Worldly who didn't get a good night's sleep. :( How annoying to be uncomfortable. If that happens (thankfully, not frequently) and I don't have to work the next day, I usually just give up on sleep. I leave the bedroom and go read my book or watch tv. If I'm lucky, I'll eventually get drowsy and fall back asleep. Good idea to bring another pair of shoes to work. Just switching shoes sometimes brings some relief. Are you taking anything for the pain? :hug: Yes, I've decided I will go to the flower/garden show. You're right, the bad part of going is getting great ideas that when it comes to implementing in our own yard, they just feel like so much work on top of the struggle to just keep weeds at bay and everything watered. But it's getting easier to just see this as a nice respite from winter and enjoy the beauty and creativity. If I'm lucky, the afternoon I decide to go to the show is at least sunny, and it's a nice walk along Navy Pier to nearly the end where the expo hall is. If it's too cold, I can duck inside and then back out again.

Mellie said to think TURTLE thoughts, so hello to Java Mary!! :D And hellos to Ellen and Patty too! :wave: Have a great weekend ladies!
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After much trouble, the overhead office cabinets have been installed. None of them fell off the wall overnight, so I think we're good to go. ;) This weekend we'll be transferring files from our old file cabinets into the new ones and finding new homes for previously orphaned items that sat around on the floor and in bins and boxes. It'll be nice to have sufficient worksurface space on which to place all the electronic equipment and storage for files and supplies.

Watched more Downton last night. I finished my book yesterday, so I'll probably head to the library for another this weekend. No other special plans this weekend, but the house is in need of cleaning and the "community" laundry (sheets/towels/etc.) has piled up, so that needs doing. Housework - it never ends!:rolleyes:

I'm taking a vacation day on Monday because I have a doctor appointment right around mid-day. Finally my gyn exam, which I believe I will phone them today to confirm because of the mix-up last time. I'm scheduled with a new doc in the same group I've been with for all these years, and at an office close to home, so I hope I like both.

Enough rambling. :blah: Back to work. So glad it's Friday - it's been a rough week with my back, the weather, my cough...bleh. But it could be so much worse, so I'll count my blessings. :)