100 lb. Club - Happy Belated Birthday JML!!!
05-07-2003, 03:47 PM
sorry we missed it on the 5th!
:hb: :gift: :hat: :balloons: :hb: :hat:
i hope you're enjoying it to no end! how's the maintaining and feeling good and healthy and GOAL doing? we miss you!!!
05-07-2003, 03:49 PM
Happy Birthday To You,
Happy Birthday To You..
Happy Birthday Dear JML..
Happy Birthday to YOUUUUU!
I hope it was great - and by the way you look SO FABULOUS!
05-07-2003, 04:14 PM
Sorry to be late ~ hope you had a great day!
Ditto ~ you're looking great ~ way to go ~ what an inspiration!
05-07-2003, 04:23 PM
Sorry we missed you!!!
05-07-2003, 08:16 PM
Jeanne - Happy Birthday! I know it was FABULOUS!!! :D
05-07-2003, 08:53 PM
Happy Birthday Skinny!!!!!!!
05-07-2003, 08:58 PM
Happy, happy birthday! Tell us everything you did! I hope you had an incredibly wonderful day--you deserve it!
05-08-2003, 12:39 AM
Happy Birthday! (Our birthdays are close together, mine is tomorrow :))
05-08-2003, 07:40 AM
Hope your day was very special!!!
Happy Belated birthday.
05-08-2003, 08:20 AM
Happy Birthday Week, JML and Raelynn! Mine is today!
I had a nice low-key birthday. I was away from home until late at night. I just taught all day. The folks I work for did give me a card and a little gift. They didn't have to. They gave me a pair of pierced earrings because I've been talking about getting mine pierced and haven't done it yet. Then I just went home, unpacked, and pretty much went to bed. My family made me a cake the next evening. I blew out all my candles in one breath (29) and still had plenty of breath left over. Nothing too exciting really. Pretty boring actually, for a birthday.
05-10-2003, 09:50 AM
Sounds nice and relaxing. Hope you enjoyed your earrings. When are you getting your ears pierced?
05-10-2003, 12:14 PM
I love pierced ears. I bugged my mom daily for about three years, and she finally caved when I was nine. They've been pierced ever since. I got a second set of holes about three years ago.
I'm not getting them pierced right away. I feel like I have alot on my plate right now and adding one more thing would just be too much. I'm going to wait. I'm still working on the contacts. The trial lenses were great, but the boxes I bought were blurry, so I'm having those checked out. One thing at a time is best I think.
I'm working on moving right now. I've started looking at apartments, but haven't found anything yet. I thought I could take my time and find something this summer, but the stress level at the house with the family is going through the roof like never before and I may need to find something quickly - if not immediately - until I can find something more permanent. I thought I might look into cheap hotels that rent by the week or something. It wouldn't be the best, but it would be a start. I need to do something. All I really require is a bed and a good lock on the door.
05-11-2003, 01:13 PM
Jeanne - Don't know how close you live to a major metro area, but you might want to look into the corporate suite-type hotels, like Marriot Courtyard. They're very safe, have lots of amenties like indoor pools and fitness rooms, and the suites usually have kitchenettes so you won't have to eat out all the time. They usually charge about $330 a week, which seems expensive, but when you figure that while you're there you don't have a phone bill, electric bill, cable bill, etc., it usually evens out.
If you live near a college town, you might be able to find some rooms for rent in houses. Of course, that would entail having roommates, which can be stressful in its own right...
I wish you the very best of luck! You deserve to be treated better than your family is treating you!
05-11-2003, 03:52 PM
Sorry I missed your birthday, glad to hear it was happy. :)
The best place for em to look for apts was in the paper. Anyone running an ad in those rental books @ the grocery store is going to charge too much, in my experience, anyway.
I agree about the rental books in the supermarkets! Those are sky high rents in my opinion.
Jennelle - I did look into the corporate suite thing. $330 is very expensive I think. I really don't make much money, so I have to be as frugal as possible. I found a couple places that rent kitchenettes for $259 a week without as many amenities as the corporate places, but it's not so bad. I think I will check into one of those tomorrow morning. I did look into one very cheap place, but it was in a bad area of town, and I didn't feel physically safe. Not worth it. I will happily pay more to feel safe. I think I want to avoid the whole roommate thing for now at least. I'm sure there are some wonderful roommates out there, but there are some that would be difficult to live with and I just need some time and space without those kinds of problems for a while. I do have an appointment to see an apartment on Tuesday, and I will be looking for apartments till I find one. It will all take a while. I would love to just be settled somewhere.
05-11-2003, 11:32 PM
i'm SO HAPPY for you that you are doing this. this is the second healthiest thing you could have done!! (aside from losing 100 pounds, of course!)
05-12-2003, 12:36 PM
I too am very happy to see that you are doing this. No one needs to live under such stressful living conditions. Does your family know that you are leaving??
05-12-2003, 02:01 PM
Happy Birthday JML!! I am so happy you are moving on in your life! good for you!!!!