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MELODY525
02-01-2013, 11:18 AM
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THERE YA GO ANNIE!!
I'LL BE RIGHT BACK!


MELODY525
02-01-2013, 11:29 AM
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Ahhhh.....Sweetest month of the year.
Filled with romance & Jen's birthday!! :hb:

I did a lot in 2 days and finished early today.
But I was smart enough not to add food shopping this morning.
See??? I am learning. All things in moderation.
Jen was glad too and stayed snuggled in her bed.
She is smarter than I am :rofl: :rofl:
I am pleasantly surprised at the cooperation I got downstairs.
It made things go a lot easier for me.
Now I am planning on a LONG weekend beginning now.

I am going back to read your latest adventures but won't be doing personals.
I'll just begin from here tomorrow. Hope you don't mind.
HAPPY FEBRUARY FIRST

diyana
02-01-2013, 11:40 AM
Mel - Glad you got a lot done, and got a lot of cooperation from downstairs. Now go relax the rest of the day.

I've got lots of work to get done. Well, the project itself isn't too big, but remembering how to write the code when it's been years...that's the challenge. I'll manage. Going to do my grocery shopping after work, then pick up Santa. Tomorrow, I'll be dropping Santa back off with my ex for the entire day as I'll be going to Madison (about a 2 hour drive each way) to get together with some friends. Then Sunday, it's back over to the Ex's to do laundry - might as well take advantage of the free laundry while I can because I would bet when the gf moves in with him, that'll put the kabosh on a few things...but they did promise they'd continue to watch Santa when I needed them to.

Two weeks from today, I'll be a single woman again. It is bittersweet. I'm sad that the marriage ended...but I am excited about all the possibilities for my future. :)


MELODY525
02-01-2013, 12:25 PM
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PICK YOUR POISON AND LETS SIT DOWN FOR A CHAT....
I KNOW I SAID NO PERSONALS BUT I COULDN'T RESIST AFTER READING. LOL





HAPPY....GLAD YOU LEFT THE JOB BEFORE THE FEET WON OUT!!
GOOD LUCK ON THE GARAGE GYM.
I WILL JOIN THE BOTH OF YOU ON A JOURNEY IF YOU WANT TO SHARE.
AS FOR HOT DOGS....MY HUBBY & I HAD A TRUCK AND SOLD ON WEEKENDS BY THE HUDSON RIVER ON THE DOWNTOWN NYC SIDE.
BETWEEN THE WEATHER, PEOPLE'S ATTITUDES AND CLEANING UP THE JOINT....
WHAT A JOB!! FOR THE LONGEST TIME I NEVER WANTED TO SMELL ANOTHER SABRETT AGAIN!!! ROFLMAO
I LOVED THAT OWL PIC TOO. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR "SNOW GLOBE".




SHAD.....HOW IS THE NEW BABY??
DID SHE SEE HER WELCOMING PIC??? LOL
SOMETIMES I WISH THE POWERE WOULD GO OFF HERE WHEN IT'S TIME TO HOOVER!
HOW'S THE JOB GOING....I SEE YOU'RE STILL THERE??
NO RESIGNATION THEN OR HAVE I MISSED A POST??
HOW WERE THE HOT BUNS?????:frool:
LET ME KNOW A GOOD TIME AND DAY.




ANNIE....SO SORRY FOR SIS AND THE FRIGGING MESS. POOR CURTIS TOO.
HOPE YOUR DRAMA STUFF HAS CALMED DOWN. MINE HAS.
YOU ARE AMBITIOUS & A WORKAHOLIC!!
HOPE DAD APPRECIATES HIS NEW ROOM.
AND THE FAMILY APPRECIATES YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LITTLE BY LITTLE THE MAGAZINES ARE GOING DOWNSTAIRS.
THEY WANT TO WATCH LEAVE IT TO BEAVER TOO.
YOU DID A GREAT JOB!! THANKS!!





CEEJAY.....THIS WEATHER IS SCARY IN SO MANY PLACES.
BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT I LOVE THE MILDER TEMPS THIS WINTER.
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I WISH I HAD A FRIEND IN REAL LIFE LIKE YOU.
YOU'RE A GOOD FRIEND TO DO ALL THIS STUFF FOR YOUR FRIEND.
I CALL THEM SCORE POINTS FOR HEAVEN!!!:angel:
GLAD YOU CAUGHT THE TANKS BEFORE THEY RAN DRY!!
BUT I HAD TO LAUGH AT THE SCRABBLE PART!!!





LAURA...I LOVE THE CHANGES IN THE "OFFICE". OMG!!
THAT ROOM IS GREAT AND YOU GUYS DID A FABULOUS JOB.
VERY NICE PICS. MAKES ME WANT TO CLEAN OUT MY LIVINGROOM!!!


OK. I THINK I AM ALL CAUGHT UP. HAPPY FRIDAY!!

MELODY525
02-01-2013, 12:32 PM
MICHELLE.... I WANTED THIS TO BE A SEPARATE POST.
I DIDN'T WANT TO PREACH IN FRONT OF THE GIRLS....ROFLMAO

IN TWO WEEKS YOU WILL BE WONDER WOMAN!!
WE'LL HELP YOU THRU THIS IF IT KILLS YOU!! LOL

HANG TOUGH AND STAY STRONG.
NEW TIMES AND NEW FEELINGS ARE A STONE'S THROW AWAY.
I KNOW YOU CAN DO THIS.
YOU LOOK IN THAT MIRROR EVERY DAY & TELL YOURSELF SOMETHING POSITIVE.
(and you better pay attention to your own compliments):rollpin:

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PROJECT AND HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME WITH YOUR FRIENDS!!

Laura705
02-01-2013, 12:45 PM
Good Morning all. Happy Friday! TGIF. :carrot:

Mel - Thanks for setting us up for February. I like the graphics! Glad the past couple days were productive - your post yesterday didn't sound quite as positive. Enjoy your long weekend. :cloud9:

Michelle - Nice little getaway for you tomorrow. :) Weather permitting, I might be going to Madison to get together with some friends next weekend. We did it last year too and it was nice to get away for a day. You've probably heard this, but Downton is like a typical soap opera/drama, but the setting in the UK and during WWI makes it interesting to me. I totally sympathize about walking the dog in this bitter cold weather - if bf and I had a way of exercising Coal without being out in the cold, we'd do it. I'm sure Santa is thrilled to spend time with his buddies at the ex's place.

Annie - Hope you can use tonight & Saturday to get some relaxation & de-stressing time, and to get the sinuses back in shape. :cloud9: I really am not the person to help with anything paperwork related. I still have to deal with some paperwork that had been in boxes on the floor and sitting all over a table in our "before" home office. And at work, there are a couple obnoxious types who are apparently shocked by all the paper on my desk (and I'm sure there are others who keep their thoughts to themselves), so I'm just not good with keeping only what's needed. But I now what I have and where it is, and that's what matters...oops, sorry for that rant. So what color is your dad's freshly painted bedroom?

Hellos to the rest of you. Guess I'll see who snuck in on me once I finally get this posted...
:flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1::flow1:

Not much to report from here. The Finance group (CFO's depts) in our office is having a weight loss contest. It begins today. I think the boss is going to participate. I'm not on board because I just don't trust the confidentiality of weigh-ins. Our entire office has been offered WW at work, but they need to get 20 people on board to do it. I think the rates are discounted, and the co. will reimburse 50% if you attend 85% of the meetings. I'm not really into counting points - it's enough to just count calories, if you ask me. And again, I'm not quite sure I care to share my journey with co-workers. I think I'll continue on my own.

Not that I'm making much weight loss progress lately. Been at a relative standstill, and the past three weeks haven't been good for food or exercise. Back to it!! Last night bf picked me up at the train station and we went directly to the market and picked up a good amount of fresh produce and deli items. This is the place that's a zoo on the weekends, but when we went last night, it was not crowded at all. Bf and I have decided to try and make this a regular weekly thing.

Okay, I have an 11 am meeting to prep for. Off I go! Everyone have a great weekend. :) :)

diyana
02-01-2013, 02:33 PM
Mel - I had to laugh when you mentioned how you're enjoying the milder temps this winter. I wish we had more mild temps. The mid-50 temps we had earlier in the week seem like a lifetime ago. :rofl: I am looking forward to an end to the below zero and single digit temp days. Too funny that you made your post to me separate because you didn't want to preach in front of everyone. I feel bad about my part in the demise of the relationship...but as Shad reminds me...it usually does take two to make it work or make it not work, and I'm not wholly to blame. In general, I'm really doing mostly great! I am mostly positive and upbeat. I am realizing that I am way stronger than I ever thought I was...and I'm really excited about moving back to CA and starting a new life. :)

Laura - "Weather permitting". Isn't that always how it is around here? We can't trust the weather forecast, and therefore, we can't make firm plans too far in advance because it all depends on the weather. As for walking the dog without being out in the cold...I've seen things on tv where people put their dogs on treadmills! :rofl: I don't have a treadmill, or you'd better believe I'd be trying it out. Luckily, when it's bitter cold or rainy out, Santa doesn't like to be outside very long...so he does his business quickly. Good for you and bf going to the store last night to get fresh stuff.

Annie - I'm with Laura...try and use tonight and tomorrow to relax and de-stress. okay, sista?


I went through 6 book boxes last night, and am donating half of the books to the library. Okay...so I didn't reduce the boxes by 1/3, but 1/2 is pretty good. And I'm using much smaller boxes because some of those book boxes even though they were small were still back-breaking for me. I have a lot more to do, but I'll chip away at it tonight and Sunday.


Much love to all,

diyana
02-01-2013, 02:49 PM
I saw this on Facebook....and just had to post it for Laura and any other Downton Abbey fans:

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/-sesame-street--takes-on--downton-abbey--with--upside-downton-abbey---exclusive-video--005730445.html

Laura705
02-01-2013, 03:44 PM
Mel - Unfortunately, those frozen drinks just don't appeal to me at the moment because it's so darn cold today. For some reason, my knees are feeling cold! And I'm wearing jeans with longies underneath! Right now I have my scarf draped over my knees. Maybe tomorow - it's supposed to be in the 20's! :lol:

Michelle - Very cute video! Thanks for posting that. ;) Good job getting rid of half the books! And you're so right - small boxes are a must for packing books. When I get around to it, I need to go through our shelves. We use the library a LOT, but we still have quite a few books. I'm sure some could go!

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Well girls, I changed my mind and joined the weight loss challenge here at work! A second (more trustworthy) person was announced as the record keeper (i.e., weigher) and so that put my mind at ease. Next weigh-in is 3/1 and if I gain, I have to pay $10. Probably not a huge worry - I weighed in right after I ate lunch, wearing my jeans, longies, my boiled wool sweater over my turtleneck... :D No shoes though!

Okay, back to work. :comp:

happy2bme
02-01-2013, 07:04 PM
Hi ladies,

Thanks for starting the new thread Mel. I have been trying to post all day but there have been a series of interuptions. Now I am about to go make some beef tacos for dinner. Will come back later and finish up.

Shad
02-01-2013, 09:34 PM
Morning all,
Quick fly past for me right now. Hope to get back soon. How did my life get so busy???

Thanks for starting up the new thread Mel.

ceejay52
02-01-2013, 11:19 PM
Mel
Thanks for starting the new thread. And glad you made time to rest and relax.

Happy
Taco's sound good. And by the way I like the purple high lights Saw it on FB.

Michelle
I'm proud of you for getting those boxes emptied. Books can be heavy so be careful of your back.

Annie
Has your dad moved in with you yet? I'm curious toa bout what color was chosen for your dad's room.

Laura
Good for you in joining WW at work.

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Had an interesting week end so far. Trip to the dermatologist was a little torture but I don't have to go back unless I want to. I do have some more places that need to come off but I'm pleased with what's been done.

Afterwards my bff and her step daughter and grand daughter went out for pizza. The pizza was cold. That night we went for catfish. yum. We caught up on things. I heard her talking on the phone but didn't know to whom. It was another friend. We all went to breakfast this morning.
Stopped by the doctor's office to pick up my lab results from a couple of weeks ago. Things were mostly good. Still need to work on the hdl and calcium.

When I got home my package from MRC was in the door. I will start this tomorrow.

I'm thankful I cleaned house Wednesday night. It looked good today when I came home.

annie175
02-02-2013, 12:19 AM
Good Night/Morning all....

Crazy stuff here....35 car/truck smashem up do to white squalls on I70 just east of Indy...called my kiddos and relatives that could possibly be involved...alll good. My son exited to go to the bank and saw firetrucks going by to go down 70....had he stayed on the highway he would of been involved. I told him he certainly had gaurdian angels floating all around him including my momma. He agreed.

Our move at work has been moved back to Feb 22. Cannot get the new suite ready for us till then. Granted we will be stuffed in like sardines. All of us in offices will be in cubicles....that will be just great as we are all on phone conferences all the time....head phones for sure. Still will be noisy. Blah. AND no conference room in the new suite as there is no room...supposed to get remedied in a few months...what eva.

MELLIE...thank you for starting the new thread. If I knew you were going to start with my suggestion I would of thought of something more clever. Work/home sh*t has my mind not working to it's fullest...lol

CEEG...good luck with MRC..let us know how well you do with it. Nice to come home to a clean house and not have to fret over it.

SHADDIE....life can get in the way with the things we would rather do...I can attest to that...no worries.

HAPPY....love beef tacos...will be there in time for leftovers...save me two and three for C. Thank you in advance.

LAURA...glad you can trust someone to do the WW at work program. Do well for us chickies...no pressure..but we are cheering you on...

CHELLE...here is some energy power to get things done this weekend before you get "cut off" from the free stuff.

Posting before I lose...to be continued.

annie175
02-02-2013, 12:26 AM
So good news...bad news on the dad front.

My brother that is sharing the 6 month with dad is changing jobs AGAIN. He will be moving from KY with his son back to INDY. He has neogiated a new position with full pay, benefits with a company not too far from Indy. SOOOOOOOOO he and his wife (the bro from the band) are moving back to INDY. Until they can find a place to live they are going to move in with dad until they find a place which means dad moving in with us will be delayed until they find a place. That takes the heat off of me and C getting this place ready for dad, however we are going to keep rolling so we do not have to do it at the last minute. We are taking crap to goodwill on Sunday and changing out the bed situation. I will do the final trim paint on dad's room and bath within the next two weekends and have his room ready to go. Will get the shower rod and new curtain installed also...so when the time comes, it can happen...if it doesn't happen..my work is done on those two rooms anyway....I am sad dad is not coming sooner as I was physched up to his arrival.

Sam's SOs grandpa passed away today so I can see babysitting in the near future for the viewing/funeral, unless it is during my work hours....not taking time off for that....have to think of me first...sounds selfish, but have too many other things that I may need my time for.

Guess I had better get off of here and fold the towels that I am sure are dry in the dryer. Got another load to go. blah.

Hey to all..

Loves and hugs

Shad
02-02-2013, 05:53 AM
Evening all,
thought I would pop in and do personals before I fall asleep on the couch. I've been down to the markets today and then to the grocery store. Bought the little greatniece a pressy and then thought that I couldn't leave the other one out, so she got one too. Bought veges and fruit for the week. Not looking to buy too much because I am still not sure how long I will be here for. It could be till the end of the contract or someone may come up with an interview for the other two jobs I have put in for, or someone else might enter the scene.

Mel - I am home next weekend 9-10th Feb. So either of those days will suit. Let me know what suits you best.

Happy - saw your purple head on facebook. It is looking good. Well done. Nothing like a burst of colour in the middle of a dreary winter.

Ceejay - you just reminded me I need to reschedule a skin scan. Glad yours went well.

Michelle - well done on the books. You don't want to drag a whole heap of stuff back across country. We can always replace stuff.

Laura - good for you joining the weight loss challenge. Hope it goes well for you.

Annie - always good to have a bit more time up your sleeve. I am sure it will look lovely when it is finished. Your office move is the stuff nightmares are made of.

With that, I am off for a cuppa tea, a couple of hours with my book, and then off to bed. TV is lousy tonight.

MELODY525
02-02-2013, 08:25 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS
I HAD A LOVELY QUIET NIGHT.
NOTHING IS NEW HERE AT ALL.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.

OH.....I ALMOST FORGOT!
YESTERDAY I WEIGHED IN AT 186.5.
HOPE I DON'T GO BACK UP TO THE 190 AGAIN:cry:
MY SCALE SEEMS TO LOVE GOING BACK THERE OVER & OVER AGAIN!!




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LAURA....
THERE'S SOME HOT COCOA OR THE BEVERAGE OF YOUR CHOICE.
AFTER BEING DOWNSTAIRS, I NEEDED A DRINK AND COCOA JUST WASN'T GOING TO CUT IT:rofl:
GOOD LUCK WITH THE CONTEST.
GLAD THEY FOUND A MORE RESPONSIBLE PERSON FOR THE DATA.
NOW GO AND SHOW THEM WHAT YOUR WORLDLY STRENGTHS CAN DOO!!! :encore:
I SUGGEST SHORTS & A T-SHIRT FOR THE FINAL WEIGH-IN!!!:lol3:




MICHELLE....WOMEN OFTEN BLAME THEMSELVES.
NOT ONLY BECAUSE THEY RUN THE HOUSEHOLD SO TO SPEAK.
BUT SOMETIMES TO KEEP THE HOPE THERE THAT IF THEY CHANGE,
THEIR SPOUSE WILL SEE WHAT HE MISSED AND COME BACK.
SO YOU SEE IT'S ONLY NATURAL IN A WAY.
WE'VE PUT OTHERS BEFORE OUR OWN NEEDS WE FORGET WE EVEN HAVE NEEDS.
GIVE YOURSELF MORE TIME. IT'S ALL NEW YET. :hug:
I WAS ONE OF THOSE WOMEN AND I KNOW THOUSANDS MORE.
IT'S INBRED IN WOMEN TO KEEP THEIR HOME AND FAMILY TOGETHER!
THAT'S THE HARDEST PART OF DIVORCING. MEN JUST MOVE ON AND WALK AWAY.
MAYBE THEY ARE THE ONES THAT SHOULD BE GIVING BIRTH!!
WOULD TEACH THEM A good life LESSON!! :lol3:





SHADDIE....EITHER DAY IS GOOD.
GLAD YOU PICKED NEXT WEEKEND.
WE'RE CELEBRATING JEN'S BD HERE THIS WEEKEND.
SO HOW CAN I COMPLAIN ABOUT THE KIDS IF THEY'RE SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO ME:rofl: :rofl:
THIS LIVING DAY TO DAY ABOUT THE JOB MUST BE TOUGH...NO?
JUST LIKE THE GOVT TO LEAVE THINGS HANGING.
I LOVE SHOPPING FOR BABIES!! WISH WE HAD GONE TOGETHER:bb:





HAPPY....ARE THERE ANY TACOS LEFT?:hun:
I HAD CHILI WITH BEANS!!!!
THE COVERS WERE FLYING LAST NIGHT:rofl: :rofl:




CEEJAY...ALL THE FOOD SOUNDED GOOD TO ME.
I USED TO LOVE EATING OUT.
GLAD THE RESULTS WERE GOOD FOR THE BLOODWORK.
ALSO...GOOD LUCK WITH THE MRC!!!
HOPE THAT GOES WELL TOO:cheer2:




ANNIE...YES... YOU & YOUR JOB COME FIRST.
ESPECIALLY IN THESE TIMES WE'RE LIVING IN WHERE EVERYONE IS DISPENSABLE.
GOOD FOR YOU!!
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DAD AND THE BRO'S MOVING.
MAYBE IT'S A GOOD THING RIGHT NOW.
GIVES YOU MORE TIME WITH THE JOB MOVING AND ALSO TIME TO RELAX.
HOPE IT ALL WORKS OUT FOR THE BEST.:hug:

ceejay52
02-02-2013, 12:13 PM
Nothing new in my corner of the world, except weird noises coming from the apt next door.

Annie
I don't blame you for making yourself priority first. I'm doing the same thing this year.

Mel
Good for you. I'd love to see 186 again on the scale.

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Weighed myself this morning at 197. I was a bit shocked but I'll take it. I'm liking these Nutrisystem protein drinks. I need the calcium that it has.
I need to make out a day sheet to follow for the MRC.
I need to wash my bedding and go to Walmart to get rx's refilled.

annie175
02-02-2013, 01:45 PM
Busy morning...was on the road by 8 this morning...dropped a rod iron wine rack with glass top and a wood entertainment center with glass doors off at Goodwill. Couldn't find anyone that wanted either one for free...that is pretty bad. Well at least we have right offs for taxes in 2014. Then headed to Aldi's for grocery and to Marsh to get things Aldies does not carry. Stopped by Cs house as Samantha was finishing up cleaning, gave her to packages of hamburger and one of boneless, skinless breasts that was on sale to take home. Home again, home again, jiggity jig. Brought groceries in and put them away. Fixed a goat cheese, tomato, spinach frozen pizza(3.99) from Aldis for lunch....getting ready to start the cleaning...maybe...might just watch Hallmark channel.

Computer acting stupid, posting then continue.

annie175
02-02-2013, 01:49 PM
CEEG...go with the weigh in and move on to small numbers...yeah for you!!

MELLIE...great weigh in...seems like, I like you, keep going with a few numbers up and a few numbers down...always at the same place. Blah...wake up skinny...yeah!!

SHADDIE...the great neice is just beautiful...it is so much easier to buy cute lil girl clothes than boy clothes. Boys are boring. lol

Not much else to report...Sassy is hating the 1 1/2" snowfall we had and hurries out and hurries. Too cute...What normally takes me a few minutes for her to do her thing takes about 20 seconds...lol

Check back later.....

happy2bme
02-02-2013, 02:10 PM
Hi ladies,

Sorry I didn't get back here sooner. DH was talking to me about finances this morning so that took away posting time too. And we have to get ready to run into town soon so I don't have much more than time for a quick hello.

I explained to the foxes last night that the reason they were not getting any left over hamburger balls was because my friends the Worldlie Chicks wanted tacos too. They were not impressed but the meat was in my refrigerator so ... so sad too bad ;) I gave them some chicken bones.

Thank you for the comments on my hair. I had a friend call me from TN yesterday. She said she can't believe how good I look - said there is no sign of the stressed out, worried, tense person I was when I left. You think? I said living up here is good for the soul ;)

Shad - nice shopping trip. Hope there is more income just around the corner. Time to be done with this contract.

Mel - guess life is a gas for both of us, eh? :rofl:

Ceejay - I hope those noises next door are not monsters waiting to break in :yikes: Glad you are liking the Nutrisystem.

Laura - good for you for giving WW a try. I hope you have a good leader. It makes all the difference I think. We can compare notes as I am giving WW a try again.

Sounds like Santa Annie has been driving around town dropping off nice presents to people. :D It's hard to believe people don't want furniture in good condition - guess they are not as needy as we once were decorating in what I called "Early American Affordable" :lol: I'm sorry to hear you had to delay things with Dad, perhaps bro can just rent his house for a while. At least to pay taxes and upkeep. Or if he was the one who would take Dad, perhaps Dad can stay there too and he can keep an eye on him and then come stay with you for an extended visit in the spring?

Michelle - at least you have made some progress on the books - good for you. Of all the moving boxes we had, the book boxes were the smallest. Probably because they weighed so darn much! Be careful with that back of yours...

I have so much more to say but I have an impatient toe tapping hubby waiting on me and the "bus" is about to pull out of the station so I'd better secure my ride.

Have a good Saturday chicks. At least I THINK it's Saturday :rofl:

Laura705
02-02-2013, 05:52 PM
Hello all.

Happy - The highlights look good - especially with your glasses! :) Yummmm - tacos!! Hope your trip to town was pleasant. Right now I'm part of a weight loss contest at work, but I'm also considering the WW at work thing. It includes the online access and I was wondering if it's the same access as you get with the WW online membership? Does it include some sort of online point-tracking tool?

Michelle - Safe travels to/from Madison. Let me know if you go to any good restaurants out there - I wouldn't mind going someplace interesting next weekend.

Annie - You've been busy today. So it sounds like your brother will fulfill some of his 6 months care for your dad when he moves into the house. And another positive is that while he's there he can do some of the work on the house to get it ready to sell. And you get more time to get your place ready for your dad.

Ceejay - Sounds like a nice day with friends yesterday. Bf and I haven't eaten out in a while, and I do miss it. I'm sure we'll have a meal or two out this weekend. Did I miss something? What's MRC?

Mellie - Yay for the scale going down. LOL, yeh, I was joking with the admin about progressively less clothing worn during the next three weigh-ins...Happy birthday to Jen!!! :hb:

Shad - Good luck with the other job opportunities. So many tv channels and so few shows I would bother to watch even for a minute or two. Who knows, I might be missing something good...but I doubt it. :D

Hellos to the lurkers!! :wave:
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Oy, what a day. Doggy had a vet appt for his injection first thing. Bf had listed two file cabinets for sale on craigslist and we sold those this morning. Everything is an argument - even the suggestion that he do a quick vacuum of the drawers before the buyer picked them up.

Then we went through a bunch of our user manuals/warranties. What a PITA that was - worse than I thought because bf and I did it together, LOL. I guess it was a good thing - I hang onto too much and he points out how useless it is to keep some of it. But now we've got it in some big mailing envelopes that I saved from other purposes, but just temporarily. I imagine we will be stopping at the office supply store sometime soon to buy some of those brown accordian file wallets for permanent storage in our file drawers.

Another drawer of a chest we're no longer using in the office contained a whole bunch of my stationery, notes cards, greeting cards, cute stickers and pens. Somehow I have about six Cross pens. None are made of precious metals like gold or silver, so I doubt they are worth anything. And the newer pens are so much more comfy to write with - bigger circumference and cushy/rubber. And how much writing do I even do anymore??? I will likely end up donating at least some of these items.

I've had enough of the sorting today. Bf finally went off to buy gas for the car and for the snowblower. We got about 3 inches overnight/today and so he will use the snowblower for the first time this season.

I will finish this post and take doggy for his walk. Still haven't had any lunch, so I imagine we will both be good and cranky by the time we finally eat dinner.

On the humorous side, we made a homemade pizza last night with the dough and sauce we froze last month, no in December. It was a fiasco because I didn't leave a raised lip around the edge of the dough, and then I spread sauce to the edge of the dough, and then it seeped over the edge onto the wooden pizza peel and got it all wet, and so it woudn't slide off the peel onto the preheated stone. So we covered the pizza with the bottom side of a cookie sheet, then flipped it over onto that, then we placed the stone over it and flipped it again...voila, we finally got the pizza on the stone and popped it in the oven. After all that maneuvering, it turned out pretty good.

Okay, enough rambling. Posting this and walking the dog next.

ceejay52
02-02-2013, 09:20 PM
Laura
MRC=metabolic research center is a diet center I used to attend when I first started coming to 3fc. I'm trying it once again.

Shad
02-03-2013, 05:52 AM
Evening all,

Been another hot day. I took myself off to the Darwin WW11 Museum which has some interesting stuff and interviews with some of the people who lived through some very rough times. There were apparently only about 3000 people in Darwin back then. After the first bombing raids, they evacuted most of the women and children however 252 died in those first raids and the town was reduced to rubble. Of the 252 dead, many were women who had stayed behind to nurse the sick and injured, telephonists mannning the phone exchanges etc. The graveyards list the names - so many of them from the same families. Very sad.

Anyway, since I got in, we've had a thunder storm. Huge boomers and lightning but little in the way of rain.

And then when I was getting interested in a tv program, a recruiter rang me to 'have a chat'. We were on the phone for near enough an hour just chatting about times past and jobs we have worked together and people we knew. Nice to have one ring up just to ensure I have gone cuckoo.

Mel - will see what gives later in the week. Wish Jen a happy birthday from me. I'd forgotten it. I should have sent her a rude card (about her age) or something.

Annie - pizza sounds good. See you are still keeping busy as ever

Ceejay - I seem to remember you talking about MRC previously. Hope it all goes well

Laura - yum pizza sounded good. Seems you have had a busy weekend.

Happy - Hope you managed to catch the bus to town. Nothing like a little toe tapping to make you get on with things.
Poor little foxes. They will be taking up a petition soon to get their meatballs back. Chicks don't need it, we do.

Okay, the Masterchef professionals is on in a moment. There is also a program on another channel I would have liked to watch as well. Always happens. Better go get on with it before I have to get things ready for work tomorrow.

MELODY525
02-03-2013, 08:22 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS
HOUSTON!! WE HAVE LIFTOFF & SNOW!!
I WAS WONDERING IF WE WOULD EVER SEE SOME REAL SNOW.
I DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING YESTERDAY.
UNLESS YOU CONSIDER DELIVERING NOTES TO TENANTS WORK.
THAT WAS ABOUT ALL I COULD DO.
I GET THESE "FRAGILE" DAYS WHERE ALL MUSCLES ARE PAINFUL.
KIND OF LIKE IF ONE OF YOU HAD AN ACHY-FEVER-TYPE THING.
GOD I HATE THEM CAUSE YOU FEEL SO WEAK FROM HEAD YTO TOE.
THE OLDER I GET THE CREEPIER THEY FEEL.
SO I PLAYED DVD'S AND WATCHED "ARE YOU BEING SERVED, AGAIN?".
IT WAS A LOVELY QUIET DAY AND NIGHT:dancer:

HAPPY WEEKEND TO YOU ALL.:encore:




CEEJAY....SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE ORGANIZED AND READY FOR THE MRC.
I WENT TO YOUR BLOG AND READ A LITTLE BIT YESTERDAY.
CONGRATS ON THE LOSS SO FAR.:cheer2: YAY YOU!!!
WISHING YOU LOTS OF STRENGTH FOR THE "NEW YOU" WEEK!




ANNIE...WELL YOU WERE CERTAINLY OUT & ABOUT EARLY.
AND GOT ENOUGH DONE YESTERDAY FOR THE BOTH OF US!!:lol3:
PIZZA!!! :drool: I HAD PIZZA YESTERDAY TOO! 1 PIECE:F




HAPPY....WHERE IS THIS PICTURE OF YOUR HAIR?????
I WOULD TELL YOU HOW NICE YOU LOOK TOO IF I COULD FIND ITrofl:
TELL DH I NEED HIM TO DO MY FINANCES & MY TAXES!!
GLAD THE FOXES ARE HAPPU WITH THE CHICKEN BONES.
HOW ARE THE TURKEYS AND DO YOU SEE THE BUNNIES?
BUT I GUESS THEY'RE NOT BUNNIES ANYMORE.:bunny:




LAURA....THE PIZZA STORY iS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY WEEKEND:rofl: :rofl:
I COULD JUST SEE IT TOO!! HA!
YOU & THE BF CRACK ME UP LIKE JEN & RICHIE DO.
GOTTA LOVE CHORES WHEN THE MEN ARE INVOLVED.
EVERYTHING GOES INTO THE GARBAGE.




SHAD....I ALREADY SAID HB TO JEN FOR YOU. I'M ON THE BALL!!
SHE SAID HEY BACK TO YOU TOO. :D
CAN YOU BELIEVE SHE IS 45....SCARY!!
I'LL BE 66....EVEN MORE FRASSING SCARY:rofl: :rofl:
I WOULD HAVE LOVED YOUR MUSEUM. ALWAYS WANTED TO SE SOME OF THEM.
JUST LOOKING AT THEM ON TV IS SAD. SO MUCH LOSS OF LIFE.
WE FORGET HOW WE WON OUR FREEDOM.:cry:

happy2bme
02-03-2013, 02:18 PM
Hi ladies,

First a story that had me laughing all day yesterday. I was down in the kitchen and DH calls from the loft area upstairs (our "office" where we have our computers) - "did the eye doctor give you a card for me with my prescription on it?" I said yes, why. He said he could not see with his glasses all of a sudden and would probably need to get some new ones. (I got new ones recently but he took a pass on it). I found the card and put it on the counter for him. Got my coffee, came upstairs. Noticed that the window was open in the bedroom opposite of me. It was 1 degree outside so that wasn't the best idea. DH had slept up here the night before as his back and foot were troubling him and it's not recommended to use a heating pad on the memory foam mattress so he came up here. Heat rises and this is the warmest place in the house so he opened the window when he went to sleep and of course forgot about it. I went into the room to shut the window and immediately noticed something odd at the base of the dresser/bureau. Looked like a puddle of water and I reached down and it was one of the lens to his glasses. I thought to myself - maybe this is why he can't see ;) Went over to him with the lens in my hand and looked at him, he had lens in both sides of the frame. Asked if he was still having trouble seeing and he said he picked up an old pair of glasses which was better but not as good as the originals. He then proceeded to put on his regular glasses not noticing at all that only one had a lens in it. He looked at them as he put them on and then looked at me. I said to him "perhaps this is why you are having problems" and proceeded to poke my finger through the empty frame. He whipped his glasses off as if he could not figure out how I did that. Saw the missing lens and said "I'll be darned, how did THAT happen - guess that would give me problems seeing". He shot up out of the chair, hit my arm and since I didn't have a tight grip (on purpose) of the lens, it went flying across the room. We heard a clatter and could not find the darn thing. It was like looking for a contact lens on the floor. I was so afraid to step on it as I could imagine the horrid sound of a crunch. He finally found it by some electrical cords nearby. We both had a good laugh - he said he checked the frames not once but TWICE trying to see if they were dirty and did not notice the missing lens. I rolled my eyes and laughed even harder because it was just so absurd. He popped the lens back in and all was right in his clear little world. :rofl: At least we can laugh. I spent all day Thursday thinking it was Friday wondering why the television schedule had changed and why our weekly newspaper was not in the mailbox. Wasn't until Friday morning that I realized THAT was Friday. Without a schedule now I get easily messed up.

DH and I did a bit of running around yesterday. We did some errands and took a drive or two trying to find the start of some ATV trails. Even though it is very cold out, it's sunny and DH said it's perfect weather for him. I think it's freezing myself! He is eager to go out riding the trails but he's going to have to wait until May for that - a long time off. Neither of us are into snowmobiling. Today is the big Superbowl football championship game. Not that we are partying but I guess DH has a taste for chicken wings and is looking up recipes. I should probably prepare a grocery list if we are running out - he will not doubt complain "but I only wanted ONE thing - why are you shopping"????? :rolleyes:

Mel - your graphic captures the perfect view of how it looks snowing at my house. A gentle snowfall that covers everything when you're not looking. Sorry the muscles are aching you. Sometimes the weather will do that, sometimes you just wake up feeling that way. Pamper yourself. A nice hot shower might make you feel a little better too. I asked Sven and Igor to give you a gentle massage but they looked at me like I grew a 3rd head and said they were taking Superbowl Sunday off to enjoy the game and festivities. :shrug: Since you are not on Facebook (which is where I posted photos) I will email them to you. DH got some lovely pictures of the birdies on the feeder which I will include too. As for your question, I have not seen the bunnies myself but the other day at dusk I saw what I thought was a bunny in the yard. Apparently it was the metal cap on one of the vent holes from the septic field out in the yard but it sure looked like a bunny to me - dark spot in the snow in the shadows :rofl: I TOLD DH I can't see that well - hahahahahahaha. Boy we are a pair! Anyway DH was looking at tracks in the snow by our back door and also tracks on the deck. He said that there is a critter - probably a bunny - that went to both the front and back doors and appears from the paw prints in the snow to have stood on it's back legs and tried to "look" into the doors. Back when we had L.B. (little wild bunny) he would come up the stairs looking for apple bits so he's wondering if LB is still alive, living nearby and stopped for a visit for some fresh fruit on a cold winter's night. When the turkeys come in the morning and there is no more corn or seed outside the whole flock stands in the yard and looks at the house until DH comes out and feeds them. He thinks it's cute. I think it's a bit creepy cuz you never know what's going on in those bird brains ;) Anyway happy birthday to Jen :bday2::gift: Is Ritchie cooking up something special? Yep, sure is hard to believe we got old very quickly. Good thing we are still so fabulous that everyone will be shocked to know our real age :D Good on yah getting the scale to move back down again - it's hard keeping away from our body's set point. Just keep fighting :boxing: go away you old pounds!!!!

Shad - interesting story about the museum. When we were learning about WWII they sort of glossed over the real misery of war. It was not until I was older and able to watch documentaries or visit exhibits that I realized the suffering and tragedy of things. It's amazing what people went through and had the resiliance of overcome so much hardship. Is that Masterchefs the cooking show with Gordon Ramsey and the home cooks you are watching? I really like that show. Those are NOT home cooks let me tell you - they have some pretty solid techniques and are easily able to come up with recipes off the top of their heads which to me is more chef and cook. But I do like the show. Good that other recruiters are keeping in touch with you. Doesn't seem like you go long stretches between contracts so having steady work is a very good thing.

Ceejay - are you doing prepackaged meals with this plan or is it just a food guideline you follow with your own store bought food? I have not read your blog but congrats on the weight loss so far!

Laura - I really had to laugh at your stories yesterday. Sounds like the same scene I would have trying to do things with DH. I save too much, he tosses too much. I too have a drawer of stationery and note cards and I look at it and think outside of DH's eldery aunt, I really never use this anymore so why am I keeping it? Because I like the scenes on the cards, that's why :lol: We are off to buy some accordion folders today too. I will let you know if Walmart has good prices. Sounds like you get both a good selection and quick turn around selling your own stuff via Craigslist. It's nice that you can get some money back and get rid of the things you no longer need.

Michelle - hope you had a good time with your friends in Madison. Might not be a bad idea to hook up with a friend or two for Girls Night Out on the 15th - especially since it's a Friday night. You have a right to feel sad but just make a big sigh and plan on better things ahead :hug:

Annie - so glad angels were watching over DS on the road. Scary to think what can happen as one just putters around doing the regular life stuff. Sounds like you are going to have a totally humongous mess in the new office space - particularly when everyone's job involves alot of talking and selling. :rolleyes: Doesn't anyone take needs into consideration???? Maybe they will delay it further... No sense in getting stressed about it. Enjoy the day off with C. I don't blame you either about being particular with how you utilize your time off. I was the same way - time off is very very precious and you only get a limited amount, and not too much of it at that to go around. So be choosy and spend it wisely ;)

Hello to the other chicks :wave:

Think I'm going to go find me some brunch to eat. Yesterday we took off at 11, I had not eaten since supper last night and by the time we got back home it was 4:30 and I was about to chew my arm off. No reason not to eat, I have yogurt, apples, peanut butter - all sorts of mini things - I just don't think about eating until later. Yet I chastise my Mom for doing the same things. :dunno: On a good note, DH did our taxes and because of the way we do things now, we don't pay taxes up front - except for my salary at the popcorn place. We pay our tax liability when we file each year. Good news is that DH overestimated the taxes - we don't owe as much as we thought and as he figured out the cash flow, we are in decent shape (furiously knocking on wood here). We are not rich but we have "enough". Not living in the city anymore, having the temptation of shopping, not working and being able to justify clothes shopping and the lot - we just don't need that much anymore so we are able to live conservatively. Actually outside of the horrid expense of health insurance, our biggest expense is food - for both us and our furry and feathered dependents. But we agree it's money well spent and come summer, they can feast on the bounty of grasses, bugs and thank you turkey flock - TICKS. We only feed in the cold months when food is more scarce. Anyway I am truly grateful for the blessings I have in my life. I also started going through a box of papers and came across some pictures and greeting cards that made me smile, a ton of recipes I need to cull through and lots of papers that I didn't need to save in the first place. So that's probably how I will spend my Sunday. Have a good one all...

ceejay52
02-03-2013, 02:23 PM
Mel
Do you have fibromyalgia, sounds like it!!!!!?? and 66 is not old. So far I'm doing well on the MRC program. I should be using the 1-4 days diet plan but started with day 5. This is as far as I got with the diet plans. The councelor wanted me to stay there because this is where I lost the most weight.

Happy
Didn't realize you had foxes too. They like chickens.

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Back to work today. Hasn't been that bad. Around 9 a.m. I had a couple of phone calls stating the power went out in that area. Thankfully it was just one street and a house on the street behind them.
I have the reports ready to hand in, in the morning.
My schedule to eat my food is going well. Starting out at 7.30 a.m. breakfast then 9.30 a.m. snack- had a bit of the munchies at 8.30 but found my will power and waited till 9.30. 11.30 I ate lunch. I'm trying to eat every 2 hours. MRC wants you to have a protein drink at snack times. It does seem to ward off my snacking. This afternoon may be a different situation. This is where my snacking really gets tough.

MELODY525
02-04-2013, 07:27 AM
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COULDN'T SLEEP. WOKE UP AT 4:39 AND DOZED ON & OFF.
mIGHT AS WELL GET OUT OF BED.
PLUMBING IS ON MY MIND.. THE MAN IS DUE SOON.
WENT TO GET MY MAIL YESTERDAY TO FIND A LAKE BY THE GARBAGE ROOM.
DID ANYONE KNOW? OF COURSE THEY DID.
LEFT THE LEAK AFTER THEY CLOSED DOWN THE PARTY SATURDAY.
PUT A BUCKET UNDER THE DRIP.
ONE PROBLEM....NOW THERE ARE 3 DRIPS.
WTF............NO BUCKETS UNDER THEM:faint:
CALLED THE MAN I KNEW WOULD BE THE BEST HELP. DON'T CARE IF IT WAS HIS WEEKEND OR NOT.
HE LIKES THE MONEY & WORKS WITHOUT GRUMBLING.
ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL. TODAY IT'S THEIR PROBLEM! :swim:

NOTHING ELSE IS NEW. THE KIDS WENT OUT FOR DINNER WITH A GIFT CARD.
WE WILL EAT TOGETHER AGAIN TONITE AND HAVE A SMALL CAKE.
ALL IS QUIET ON THIS COLD EASTERN FRONT:brr:
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!





HAPPY.....FIRST....I GOUNFD A PICTURE OF YOUR HOUSE...LOL
HERE IS THE ADDIE CAUSE I CAN'T GET IT HERE. WAY TOO BIG.
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OH CHIT...I DID IT!!! ROFLMAO BUT IT'S BETTER WHEN YOU SEE IT BIG!!! CLICK ON IT.
I LOVED THE LENS STORY. I WAS CRACKING UP MYSELF.
THAT WAS TOO FRASSING FUNNY. I PROBABLY JUST WOKE MY NEIGHBOR UP!!
I LOVED THE GRAPHIC OF THE SNOW TOO.
WHEN I WAS IN THE COUNTRY, SNOW WOULD GLITTER LIKE THAT.
SO WHEN YOU SPOKE ABOUT SNOWGLOBE, I THOUGHT OF YOU.
I'LL SAY A HB HELLO TO JEN FOR YOU AND WAIT FOR THE PICTURES. :hug:
I LAUGHED ABOUT THE CRITTER PEEKING IN THE WINDOWS AND THE TURKEYS WAITING TO BE FED.
I HOPE THERE ARE NO ATTACK TURKEYS IN THAT BUNCH LIKE THE ONE I SAW ON TV.
THEY ARE SCARY TO ME NOW!! :rofl: REVENGE FOR ALL THOSE THANKSGIVINGS!!! :lol3:
STAY WARM MY NORTHERN FRIEND. HOPE SVEN & IGOR HAD A GOOD TIME TOO!!!:cheers:




CEEJAY....HOPING THE DAY WENT WELL WITH THE MRC.
HOW WAS THE SNACKING?
MY BIGGEST PROBLEM IS AROUND 4-7PM. SOMETIMES IT'S VERY HARD TO STOP!!!
GLAD THE POWER OUTAGES WERE SMALL. THIS WINTER IS SO STRANGE.
THANKS FOR ASKING BUT NO I DON'T HAVE FIBRO.
IT'S PART OF THE MD AS THE MUSCLES WEAKEN WITH AGE.:cry:
BUT I FEEL GREAT THIS MORNING:hug:

Shad
02-04-2013, 07:43 AM
Evening all,
Short post as I am on my way to bed. Torn between staying up and watching Downton Abbey or bed and trying to catch it later on the plane next Friday. Bah humbug

Been a fairly boring day, work to do, but not a lot. More of the same tomorrow no doubt. Have a couple of things to finish off.

Jenny's birthday is getting to be like my nephews birthday month. They seem to celebrate for the entire month of July for him and May for her.

Better get off to bed. It's won the battle.

diyana
02-04-2013, 09:44 AM
Good morning ladies -

I made it into work after a hellish commute. Just a few inches of snow, but there were cars in the ditch and bad traffic jams. So I took the less traveled roads to get downtown. Not as much traffic, but the roads weren't as cleared off, and I had difficulty stopping at a couple intersections. I was very glad to finally pull into the parking lot at work. :faint: The roads should be fine for the drive home as the snow is supposed to stop in the next hour or two. Oh, and I forgot to mention...we're getting more snow tomorrow. :faint: :faint:

I had a wonderful time on Saturday with my friends in Madison!! It was a long day even though I left Madison by 5:30. I was quite tired by the time I got home (roughly 8 pm). Yesterday, I went over to my ex's to do laundry...and I wasn't feel well - still very exhausted - so I left right after my laundry was done. I took a 2 hour afternoon nap, and woke up to watch the Super Bowl. I started getting a sore throat and my glands in my throat were swollen and sore. Since I don't want to pay the $550/month for COBRA, I don't have insurance for the month of February...so I'm not going to let myself get sick. So to try and fend off a cold, I took lots of vitamins, echinacea and zinc and went to sleep around 7:30. I DVRed the game so I can go back and watch the commercials!! :rofl: Since I was able to get all my prescriptions refilled, I'm good with those until March when my new insurance kicks in...I just have to stay healthy. :)

No personals for right now. Hopefully later.

Much love,

annie175
02-04-2013, 10:58 AM
Good Monday Morning...

So glad to get to work to rest up a bit. We move a twin bed/wframe, full size w/frame, queen w/frame in the big bed move. Also took a full size to the dump. Blah. Also hit the Goodwill again as we cleared out Curtis's daughter's crap out of the house. We used Cs big work truck with the tommy lift on it. The Goodwill people kept saying is that it? is that it? Um no. haha.

Got the bed set up in dad's room, the bed set up in the guest room, now just have to go through more junk to get rid of as there is not enough room for all the chit.

Made a BBQ meatloaf for dinner on Saturday evening, garlic mashed taters and cheesy cauliflower. It was all quite good, even had enough meatloaf leftover for last night's meatloaf sandwiches for dinner.

HAPPY...I just about spit my coffee out reading DH's delimma with glasses. Sounds about like the norm around my house. Glad the taxes estimation came out in your favor...yes we do sometimes take our blessings for granted, even not having to pay taxes is a major blessing.

SHADDIE...guess I am going to have to rent Downtown Abbey and check it out, you all have my interest up. Have a great day at work.

CELLE...glad you had a good time in Madison. It does the heart good to get with friends and enjoy ourselves. I watch the superbowl in it's entirity. Glad who won, won't spoil it for you since you dvrd it.

LAURA...seems like when I go through stuff by myself, I can get rid of a lot more than when C works with me. He has to study everything then can't decide if we should toss it. lol.

MELLIE...I had a hard time sleeping last night also. It was probably midnight by the time I finally conked out. Not unusual for me tho. Hope your joints and aches get to feeling better. I feel that way when I do too much lifting and moving of stuff. blah.

ELLEN...where are you?

CEEG...My snacking is when I get bored at work and don't want to do the work that I need to do. I go searching for food. Dumb, I know. I have been doing better of late, to much going on at work and home.

Speaking of work, I better get back at it.

Hugs.

Laura705
02-04-2013, 12:12 PM
Morning all.

Didn't do all that much yesterday. I lazed around with the newspaper all morning, then went out for some errands. Picked up a book from the library that I had on hold. Picked up some kielbasa from the Polish deli for lunch and then to Walmart for a few things. Back home, I took doggy for a walk and came back to eat lunch w/ bf.

Bf went to a friend's house to watch the football game, and I did one measly load of laundry. I finished watching Downton season 2, except for the Christmas special. The dvd is due back to the library today, so it's a good thing I actually have the Christmas special dvr'd.

I also watched a Hallmark movie I'd dvr'd yesterday but it really was pretty lame - I think it was called The Makeover.

Annie - What a lot of moving of stuff for you this weekend! And heavy stuff! Hope you're not sore today. And yes, weekends like that sometime make it a relief to go back to work on Monday!!! Where is C's daughter when all this cleaning of her former abode is going on??!! Whatever, none of my biz... With all the donations, I'm sure Goodwill appreciates it, and you'll have something to deduct for your 2013 tax filing. The meatloaf sounded yummmy!!

Michelle - I'm glad you had a nice time in Madison! My friend D made the hotel reservation yesterday for next weekend - we're sharing a room. We'll be watching the weather this week. Sorry you're feeling sick. :( I hope you nip it in the bud and it's not long/severe. :hug: No insurance, yikes! Well, at least it's a short month to be without it. ;) Just stay healthy! We haven't had too much snow around here, but the timing's been pretty awful - hitting during rush hour again this morning! I'm glad I didn't have to drive in it, but the walk to the train station was a PITA because not many people had cleared their sidewalks yet. And walking from the station to the office was a huge mess - a lot of slush in the crosswalks. Oh well. :shrug:

Shad - The museum sounded interesting. Like Happy said - we didn't always hear as much about the real horrors and difficulties of the war in our history classes, and there's so much more available in the form of museum exhibits and documentaries now. There's always something to learn. Seems like there's often no happy middle - too much work and it's stressful or too little and it's slooooow. Hope Tuesday is better for you.

Ceejay - Sounds like the new food plan is going well. :) I snack from stress or boredom. I also want to have something right when I get home from work - if I don't stop myself, I often grab something junky and collapse on the sofa.

Happy - What a funny story about dh's vision problem! :rofl: Don't let him live that one down! Of course, he can come back with you thinking the septic vent was a bunny... LOL. So did you have wings yesterday? If so, what kind of recipe did you end up using? Did you buy your accordian folders? I was shocked how expensive that kind of stuff is, and I did check the internet and it didn't seem like there was anything out there priced much less than what Staples sold it for. The other hanging files I have are what I have from years ago, and that and other stuff was unwanted stuff from many clean-ups at work. But when you need something very specific like what bf and I decided we wanted for storing our user manuals, I guess we just need to suck it up and pay what the office supply store is asking. Glad we don't have to buy it very often. When I used to go to more work conferences that had exhibit halls, I used to get quite a few freebies of the small stuff - pens, letter openers, memo pads, sticky note pads, etc. And I save large mailing envelopes and pocket folders and repurpose them for storing tax docs, etc. I guess it's nice to not ever have to buy any pens, but there's probably a point where you have too many and they'll just sit too long and the ink will dry up...

Mel - the pic you posted is definitely Happy's house - all the critters all around!! :D Love it! Hope the plumber took care of all the drips, especially before you get another lake forming. I hope you're feeling better now. I can't remember my last workout, and my body is not liking this lack of movement! :nono: I need to get back to it! This week will have to be when. :yes:

Hi Ellen!! Hi Patty!

Cheers!
:cheers:

annie175
02-04-2013, 01:51 PM
LAURA...funny thing...we have not seen hide nor hare (for Happy) of Cs daughter since she moved out. She did catch up to C one day to get the key back to get some stuff, and of course has not returned the key. Samantha was hoping his daughter would stop by there while she was there cleaning, she wants to tear into her so badly. Sam said she wouldn't even treat C like that and he is not even her dad. My kids take better care and thought where C is concerned than his own kids. We are going to send her a bill for 250.00 bucks for the cleaning, even tho it didn't cost us that much, but hey she did skip out on two months rent. We (C till 9) but I until it was over on the super bowl. I thought it was good and was happy with the outcome.

ceejay52
02-04-2013, 05:41 PM
Whew the bosses have left till tomorrow. I had to manually close #2 filter Sunday. They have been trying to fix the problem all day. My main boss called in the person who helped install all this new stuff. He'll be here in the morning.

So far the MRC is working. I needed a plan with structure so I chose this one. I still have some snacking during the day.

For some reason I'm in a blah mood.
More later.

MELODY525
02-04-2013, 05:53 PM
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HAPPY.....I WAS JUST THINKING OF YOU. were your ears ringing?
JEN & RICHIE JUST LEFT AND WHEN I TURNED AROUND, THERE WAS A TEENY TINY BIT OF SUNSHINE SNEAKING IN MY LIVINGROOM WINDOW. THE SUN MUST BE SHIFTING A BIT. I ALMOST DID A HAPPY DANCE!:dancer:

happy2bme
02-05-2013, 02:50 AM
Hi all,

Didn't get in here this morning. First thing in the early a.m. podiatrist appointment. The pain in my foot is getting progressively worse. She said I have bursitis. Not an easy thing to treat. Anti inflamatories 3 times a day. Heat applications via compress or the ahhh foot spa. I really don't want to be on my feet any more than I have to. Guess it's good that I decided to go through some boxes and papers. She said this can be caused by ill fitting shoes - not the case OR prolonged standing on the feet. :duh: Reinforces it was the right thing to leave the job. Doc and I had a comiserating discussion on how the medical staff (puppets to the system as she calls it) are being more and more restricted on patient care. I will do 3 weeks of the aspirin / heat treatments and hopefully it will clear up. Otherwise the dreaded cortesone shot in the foot :yikes: Went to the grocery store after the doc, came home, put groceries away, made lunch, got on the computer for a short bit and got really tired. I didn't sleep well at all last night and I was also nervous about oversleeping for my doctor's appointment so that made me restless. So I took a nap. I spent most of the grocery shopping trip in the produce and meat aisles so I have lots of lovely, fresh items to eat. DH and I had yesterday's left overs for lunch and weren't very hungry for dinner so I made a small salad of romaine lettuce, dried cranberries, a bit of candied pecan bits, shredded white cheddar cheese, chopped rotisserie chicken and I enticed DH who at first said :no: :no: :no: to pomegranate seeds to at least try them. He did, said they were not bad and sprinkled some on his salad. It was a divine salad if I must say so myself. I had white balsamic vinagrette and he opted for Olive Garden's Italian dressing. We also indulged in a small but deliciously crusty roll hot out of the oven. Even though it was freezing cold outside, we both enjoyed the salad. I have been slacking terribly on the fruits and vegetables lately and my brain and tummy have been missing them. I am ready to get back on WW program again.

Mel - I'm so glad you got some sunshine. We need a bit to perk us up. And the graphic you posted is so perfect for my house. Yep, it looks just like that, complete with jumping animals. :lol: Reading your post I see we got up at the very same time today. You were just trying to be a supportive sister and making sure I got up, weren't you? :hug: Can't believe the people in the office left a drip like that. Man - why don't people have common sense anymore? Or is it that they just can't be bothered. Sad... I'm glad you are not going overboard trying to make up for their lack of smarts. How are you feeling today? Did the muscle aches ease up? Sven and Igor will be back in a couple of days. I can call ahead for a booking if you like. Do you want both to massage starting at each end and working towards the middle or should one feed you grapes while the other massages your tootsies? ;)

Ceejay - I'm glad to hear the MRC plan is working for you. I think it's a great option for someone who likes structure and a specific plan to follow. Sounds like you like Mel are having to keep things in check at the workplace.

Annie - I meant to say before when you talked about S walking into the house and finding glued on cat litter in the sink - I fear what is lurking down in the pipes :yikes: :eek: Very sad that someone would disrespect a loved one like that AND stiff them on the rent. Someone needs an azzzwhackin' big time. You know you or C will never see the cleaning money. Take her to small claims court - maybe then she will understand that life is not a free ride. Ooh yum meatloaf, if it wasn't such a far ride.... ;) I totally get what you are talking about looking for food when bored or restless. I used to eat alot more when I was at work than I do now - if only they'd let us drink in the office :dizzy:

Michelle - glad you made it to work safe and sound. I heard it was going to be pretty lousy down your way. I was never more grateful for the commuter train than during the winter months. When I had to start driving again I'd get myself all worked up watching the weather channel and anticipating a bad drive. So many people are sick right now, it's really hard to avoid the germs. Rest and vitamin rich good foods will do you right. Feel better!

Laura - you have given me a taste for some smoked kielbasa so I picked that up today on the shopping trip. Grrr on the people not cleaning off their sidewalks. Used to annoy the heck out of me. You guys really are down on the snow this season. Do you have a well or city water at home? Glad you got caught up on Downtown Abbey. Just in the nick of time :lol: And we did not have wings yesterday. I had the fixings for pizza so DH whipped up some of his special pizza sauce and we had that instead. I was thinking about picking up chicken wings at the store today but it was at the other end of the meat counter and I turned off before I got to them and forgot. I also don't remember how he said he was going to make them - some recipe he found online. I didn't really pay attention because I knew I would not be eating them :o I'm much more of a cat person than a dog one - more experience with cats and cats just take up the bed and push you out, dogs can run you out of town :lol: But they are asking for help walking dogs at the Humane Society and you walking Coal put a bug in my head. I was thinking maybe if they had a small dog I could keep up with, I'd do that. It has to be good exercise for both of us. First I have to get this foot healed up. But it's an idea. Do you walk with Coal or does he pull you along?

Did you get a good sleep Shad? Had you heard any more or are you wrapping up this current contract? Forgive me if you answered and I missed the post.

Hello to the rest of the Worldies. Actually good night. Time for bed as I look at the clock here.

Shad
02-05-2013, 07:47 AM
Evening all,
Today must have been idiot day or maybe I have it tattooed on my forehead.
No, you will not get a purchase order until you release the work order
In order to make the thing receipt the goods, you must tick the goods that you want to receipt
The purchase order does not produce the remittance advice. Producing a cheque run does that.
The Service entry final entry indicator is found on the last thing you do before you close the work order - that's it - a Service entry sheet - not the purchase order. The purchase order only orders purchases!!!!!! That's why it is called a purchase order. My god, I think he's got it.

There were a couple of other things that were a bit tougher to solve than that, but my brain is picked clean. Everything must now wait until tomorrow.

MELODY525
02-05-2013, 08:25 AM
http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/prestonjjrtr/Winter/winterbirdswithsnow.gif

MORNING CHICKS

ANOTHER WINTER WONDERLAND THIS MORNING.
EVERYTHING SO WHITE AND CLEAN!
RICHIE CALLED AND SAID IT WAS AN ICY COMMUTE INTO BROOKLYN.
DINNER WITH THE KIDS WAS GREAT. SHE HAD A NICE BIRTHDAY.
HE MADE AN EXCELLENT CRUSTED PORK ROAST.
THANKS FOR THE HB MESSAGES. SHE LOVED THEM.
SHE ALSO LOVED OUTBACK'S STEAKHOUSE. WHERE THEY HAD THE GIFT CARD.
NOTHING MUCH NEW HERE. I RESTED AND PAID BILLS.
THAT WAS ALL THE EXCITEMENT FOR THE DAY.
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY:scooter:




SHAD...JEN'S BD WAS ONLY 2 DAYS.
ONE FOR THEM AND ONE FOR ME. :hun:
WE COULDN'T AFFORD A WHOLE MONTH! :lol3:
DID YOU END UP WATCHING DOWNTON OR SLEEPING??
THINK YOU SAID YOU WERE OFF TO BED:cloud9:
I ALMOST FELL ASLEEP BEFORE IT WAS OVER.
BY THE END OF THE WEEK YOU WILL BE BRAIN DEAD!!!
THOSE GUYS ARE LIKE VULTURES...
YOUR CARCASS WILL BE PICKED CLEAN AS WELL!! :yikes:



MICHELLE....GLAD YOU MADE IT TO WORK OK.
THE ICE THIS YEAR IS WORSE THAN THE SNOW.
YOUR TIME IN MADISON SOUNDED GREAT! I'M GLAD YIOU HAD FUN.




ANNIE...YOU MUST BE EXHAUSTED BY THE TIME MONDAY ROLLS AROUND.
I CAN WELL IMAGINE HOW YOUR BODY IS DOING WITH ALL THIS.
HOPE YOU'RE REMEMBERING TO TAKE CARE OF YOU TOO:hug:
BBQ MEATLOAF....ONE THING I HAVE NEVER HAD.
I LOVE MEATLOAF SAMMIES. :love:




LAURA...A DOWTON ABBY WEEKEND IS NIOCE.
SENDING YOU MY LAUNDRY. I AM FOREVER IN "CATCH UP" MODE!!
I LOVED THE CHRISTMAS ONE. HOPE YOU DO TOO.
THIS SEASON IS GOOD TOO. . HAVE FUN.
A QUIET SUPER BOWL IS A GOOD THING:rofl: :rofl:




CEEJAY....WE NEED SPRING TO GET OUT OF OUR BLAH MOIODS!!:sunny:
HOPE THE PROB AT WORK GETS FIXED. OURS GOT DONE YESTERDAY.
NOW HOPEFULLY WE DON'T SPRING NEW LEAKS!:lol3:
GLAD THE MRC IS WORKLING.
I AM GETTING OUT OF THE SNACKING MODE.
IT'S A TOUGH HABIT TO BREAK.




HAPPY....SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BURSITIS IN THE FOOT.
I HAVE IT IN BOTH HIPS. KNOW THE PAIN WELL.
I STILL USE ALEVE & ICE ON EVERYTHING..
MAYBE IT WORKS FOR ME CAUSE IT'S A COMBO WITH THE MD.
THE SHOTS WEREN'T TOO BAD.
THEY NUMBED BOTH HIPS AND THEN INJECTED THE CORTICO-STERIOD.
THANK GOD IT WORKED.:dancer:
HOPE THE ASPIRIN & HEAT WORK OUT :hug: THIS IS NO FUN AT ALL.
I THINK I'LL PASS ON IGOR & SVEN.
WITH THOSE TWO, I JUST MIGHT FIND OTHER ACHES!!!:rofl:
WHEN I FOUND THAT HOUSE GRAPHIC YESTERDAY,
I KEPT STARING AT IT AND CRACKING UP!!

diyana
02-05-2013, 09:36 AM
Hi ladies -

Quick fly by. We're getting a few more inches of snow today, but thankfully I got to work before it started falling! :yay: And it should stop in time so the afternoon commute isn't affected. :crossed:

Happy - I hope the meds and doctor recommendations help ease the bursitis pain. Good idea to go through boxes since you have to stay off your feet. How 'bout coming down here and going through all my moving boxes? :rofl: And yes, it does reinforce your wise decision to leave the job where you stood all day. The salad you made sounds YUMMY!

Mel - Sorry I missed Jen's birthday. Please wish her a Happy Belated Birthday from me. I'm glad she had a great day. And I'm glad Richie made it to Brooklyn safely. I hate slick/icy roads. I hate shoveling snow. I'm tired of winter already. :faint:

Annie - I hope you get to plan some relaxing time for yourself (or yourself and C) very soon.

I'll try and do more personals later...probably after work...as I've got a lot of programming to get done today. But one of the great things about this job...is you're not allowed to work more than 40 hours unless pre-approved. I could get very spoiled being limited to a 40-hour work week, which is pretty much unheard of in IT.

Much love and many hugs to all,

annie175
02-05-2013, 09:47 AM
Today is day 4 of major headache!....I have tried ibuprofen, aleve, anicin, tylenol and asprin. It puts a dent in it but never goes away. I am attributing it to my high BP. Doc appt is tomorrow morning. If I don't get some relief soon, I may have to poke someone in the eye.

SHADDIE...we must go to the same tatoo artist, I am pretty sure my forehead says, "DUH" on it. Yes I really know what I am doing, take my word for it you idiots. Must I always have to prove myself.

HAPPY...I was wondering if there wasn't more to your feet hurting. Bursitis, blah, you poor thing, especially when it is your feet. Walking is a must and a PIA when we have to give in to owies of the feet. Take it easy today...hugs

MELLIE...sorry I missed Jen's birthday. It was on my mind when posting then I spaced it...I will blame it on the headache. The crusted pork roast sounds delish, especially when someone else is doing the cooking. YUM

CEEG...cheer up sister...think of all your blessing in life. Hugs to you sweet sister.

LAURA....what kind of trouble did you get into last night...lol

CHELLE...have a mavelously happy day!!

Hey to all ya'll

Loves,,

ceejay52
02-05-2013, 09:59 AM
Morning
Not much has happend since yesterday. The man coming to fix the filter will be here around 9. I'll be thankful to get back to normal.

Didn't have a good night. Tummy troubles so I took a 1/2 of a phenergran and went to bed. Tummy feels better this morning. Think this was nerves do to the bosses being here yesterday and the trouble I had on Sunday with the filter.

We have a heavy fog this morning.

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Happy
Hope your feet feel better. Guess my podiatrist jumped the gun a bit when he started giving me those injections years ago. Hope the meds work for you.

Michelle
Oh my, more snow!!!!.

Mel
I love that picture. This is how a snow scene ought to look in my opinion.

Annie
Hope you take some time for yourself this week end. You have had a lot on your plate.

Laura
Don't guess I've ever seen Downtown Abbey, But then I don't watch a lot of movies.

Hello to the rest :wave:

Laura705
02-05-2013, 12:00 PM
Morning all.

Ceejay - Hope your tummy's feeling better today and that you have no stress either!! Downton Abbey is a PBS tv series set in England around the time of WWI. Lots of fancy clothes and pretty settings and British accents!! :D

Annie - A headache for 4 DAYS????!!! :hug: I'd be at the doc's office trying to get some kind of powerful remedy to get it to go away. Definitely get over there if you think it's your BP - don't wanna mess with that. I spent last night trying to stay out of trouble - returned a couple things to the library to avoid fines, went through the mail to make sure the bills are under control. Good thing too, because the water/sewer/refuse bill is due today! BF will drop it off at the village hall. You should bill C's daughter for the cleaning. What a disgrace to take advantage of her dad that way. It'd serve her right if the stuff she wanted to retrieve from the house was already tossed - or being held for ransom!!

Michelle - Glad you beat the snow on this morning's commute. What kinds of stuff are you listening to while you drive? On the train I listen to a podcast of a local radio show, and I'll also watch the Suze Orman show sometimes. I also listen to an NPR podcast called Filmspotting - all about movies. Otherwise I read. Whoohoo re the 40-hour workweek!! :carrot:

Mel - Another nice snow scene you posted. :) I also like the pic of the amaryllis in the window. :) Sounds like Jen had a nice b-day chock full of tasty meats, LOL. Bf and I were watching a cooking show over the weekend that mentioned how often the average American eats steak and realized we were way below average!!! So we need to get out and eat some steak!! :lol3::hun: Glad the leaks have been taken care of. Yeh, there's always laundry to catch up on. Even if I keep up with my own clothes, there's always the sheets, towels, etc. Bf is on his own with his "Mt Laundry". :yes:

Shad - Glad most of the questions were easy ones yesterday...but scary if they really were that basic and relied on common sense of the user. :yikes:

Happy - I'm so sorry your feet are in such pain. :hug: Hope the heat and meds help a bit, but if it were me, I'd already be screaming for the shot! Though I really don't have a taste for salads in the cold weather, that salad you made sounded delish!! I do prefer pizza over wings, but I like wings every once in a while. I did a bit of research and I guess the WW at work program includes the online etools also, including some kind of point tracking system. I think I'm gonna tell the benefits folks I'm interested. I need something to get me focused again - my weight lately is just hovering within the same couple pound range and not going down. Yeh, Coal is a puller. We walk him on a flexi-leash so he can walk ahead and sniff around, but at the beginning of the walk, with all that pent up energy, he'll pull like a sled dog for a bit before settling into the sniffing routine. Bf doesn't like it, but I figure if we walked him on his short leather leash, what fun would it be just to walk properly alongside us and not get to wander on the grass and sniff trees, etc? He doesn't go to the dog park anymore, so this is his exercise. And a bit of ours, to a degree.
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While I was sorting through the mail, I came across the Simpson's Movie on tv and watched that. Bf stopped reading his book and watched it too - don't know why we don't watch the tv series more - it just makes us laugh and laugh.

Got the final 2012 reimbursement from the FSA yesterday, so now that that's done, I'll pay the co-pays on a few of my doctor visits from late last year - ran out of FSA $$ for those. Have to call someone re the mammo bill - that's supposed to be 100% covered and I got a bill for $16. Not much, but it's not my responsibility. :mad:

Having lunch with a work buddy today. Fighting a cold - late last night I felt something in my throat, and overnight my throat was sore. Not sore right now...please, please, can I just not get sick, for Pete's sake??!!

Okay, back to work. TTFN!

happy2bme
02-05-2013, 04:00 PM
Hi ladies,

I was trying to get on the website earlier and kept getting server errors. Guess they got it fixed.

Tomorrow is DH's birthday. Boy he's getting old :rofl: Not sure what we will do yet. He's not big on birthday celebrations. He has decided to do the heart ablasion so they are getting him ready with blood thinners and some pre-prep work. Looks like it might happen mid to end of month next month. Not much going on today. We got about 3 more inches of new snow last night. Powdery stuff so not hard to clean up. Sun is shining now - looks like a nice day out there. Might go out and help DH and get some fresh air. I ordered some yoga DVDs - waiting for them to show up. I like the prices on half dot com but they sure take their time shipping - whereas with Amazon Prime it's free expedited shipping and that has really spoiled me.

While at the podiatrist yesterday I noticed at the check in window they had a sign that they were no longer taking Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. I was shocked as that was always the best insurance carrier. In fact we had that as retiree insurance but when we moved up here we had to take another carrier. Ok, that has no real significance to anything but I do keep an eye on what's going on with insurance more than I used to. We have United Health Care now and I have to say, they have a nurse calling regularly to speak with DH and I am quite pleased with the follow up and information he has gotten from them. In some cases they even intervened to help with problems he was having with his CPAP. I probably should have taken more advantage of them when they called me a few years ago.

Laura - I think you are wise to walk Coal on a flexible leash. Heck, the fun of dogs are to sniff and explore and they need more walking so to allow him to roam (in a controlled manner) makes for a more happy puppy. He's kind of big to have to deal with in the house if he doesn't burn that nervous energy on his walks. :lol: Hope you don't get sick - with all that's going around town, hard to stay healthy even if you are doing all the right things. Wash your hands alot and get your rest!

Ceejay - my other podiatrist in TN was quick to give the cortesone shots although they hurt like mad going in, they did help with the pain. Might you be having tummy issues related to the change in eating with MRC? More fiber or something?

Annie - OMG - 4 days straight of a headache???? You poor thing :hug: DH was and is taking a med to help with that - it slows the heart down, guess that relieves some of the pressure NADOLOL or something like that. It really did help with the headaches. I'd say if no pain reliever is helping you, perhaps time to find something else although there seems to be no sure fire cure for headaches. Everyone has a different opinion and most stuff doesn't work for everyone. Sure do hope you feel better. Get a warm cup of coffee and put it by your temples.

Michelle - I had to sort of smile at your no more than 40 hours per week. Sure would be great if they mean it and live it. When I was working for the census bureau we couldn't do more than 40 hours a week either but that's because they held so tight to a budget and all OT had to be approved by Congress it seems. Of course like most jobs, you can't get your work done in only 40 hours so most of us "donated" the extra time just because we were dedicated to getting the job done. I certainly hope that's not the case at your place and they do respect the work life boundary. I was thinking of you sitting in traffic in the snow - guess if you go to northern CA you will be sitting in traffic too - but at least you can roll the windows down and enjoy the fresh... um wait - exhaust on the highway. Oops. No fun to sit in traffic. How cool would it be to have a houseboat like in Sleepless in Seattle and commute by boat to work? Hope you are feeling better with the sniffles.

Mel - ooh yum Outback Steakhouse. Hope they had a great meal. And you have sparkly snow now? Enjoy it before it gets trampled down. Maybe some of your sinus issues will ease up too. You have bursitis in BOTH hips? :eek: I had it once in one and it was awful. Was my favorite sleeping side too and I had to rearrange alot of how I did things. But both hips have got to be awful. You need the maragarita cart for sure! :hat: I'll bring the fixings, just save me some of that crusted pork roast of Ritchies. Oh you have me drooling thinking about that. Yum!!!!!

Shad - I have to admit your FB post of SAP terms had my eyes glazing over. :dizzy: I think that's part of the problem - like learning another language. One I DID'T want to learn. :rofl: I'm sure it's second nature to you.

Hello to the rest of the ladies. :wave:

I wonder where the day went and it was another day of spending too much time on the computer although my cousin came over with a DVD of long time ago home movies of the family. So we had a nice visit. DH is out clearing snow and I need to get the chicken cacciatorri on the stove so it's got plenty of time to roast nicely. And there's still those piles of papers that seem to take forever to go through... Guess I'd better get busy. Have a good one all.

Shad
02-06-2013, 07:49 AM
Evening all,
Had a terrible night last night. My tummy must have gone out in sympathy with CeeJays. I actually wanted to die. But thens have settled today and I have eaten very lightly. Hopefully all will be okay tonight. A good nights sleep might restore the humour.

Haven't heard anything back from the two places I put my cv in recently. The recruiter felt that we should hear something by Friday or Monday regarding an interview for the first one. The second is in government, so will take a little longer. I'm not sure I want either - the first because it is one of the big miners - long hours expected, results driven, family unfriendly and in the middle of absolutely nowhere in the backblocks of South Australia or the backblocks of Western Australia. The second will have long delays, frustrating times for decisions but sounds much more interesting, is in Brisbane and is much more family orientated. What happens next is whatever happens next.

Happy - sorry I made your eyes glaze. I would have thought that Goods Receipt, Purchase Order and Cheque runs were fairly normal terms. SES brings tears to the eyes of even the most hardened miners so I guess that's the one that got you.
Glad to hear that DH is taking positive steps to heal himself. Hope everything comes out as it should. Take care of those feet, they have to support you for some years yet.

Laura - fingers and everything else crossed that you don't get sick. It's not a good time to fight colds and flu

Annie - unfortunately when you are blonde and beautiful, the male of the species (in particular) appear to think you don't have a brain to match. Unfortunately for most of them, we are able to disprove the theory.

Michelle - 40 hours a week!!!:faint: half your luck

Mel - well if the vultures pick my carcass clean, I won't have to worry about my weight too much will I. I will them probably be complaining about the size of my bones. Pity Jen's birthday only lasts two days. Kylie and Duane (nephew and niece in law) would be horrified. They get upset when I only use one day for my birthday. But then as I said, it is a public holiday and we can do anything for a whole day.

Finally solved the other two mysteries with help from some of the more amiable consultants around the place. Did a few other support jobs and bummed around for part of the day. Boring. But then again as I jokingly said, at least I have learned something during this job - that I can look at the projects module and occasionally I can even fix things. Not that projects was ever high on the radar. But learning is learning and I can take my skills elsewhere.

And I guess that's about it from me. Going home for the coming weekend. Hope it doesn't cause another storm and further power cuts. But it will be nice. Big brother rung tonight with test results. He does not have colon cancer. He had 15 polyps removed and these will be tested for cancer tendencies. Good news. Better get onto little sister tomorrow to tell her the news as well. Big brother will not keep the family informed.

To bed with book. Maybe a cup of tea and then zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz until the dreaded alarm goes off tomorrow morning. The sun has taken to getting up later as well. The season is on the turn. Only two of them up here - hot and wet and humid or bloody hot and dry.

See ya

MELODY525
02-06-2013, 08:32 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKS.

SOMEONE IS OUT TODAY AND I NEED TO FILL IN.
RUNNING A BIT LATE THIS MORNING.
NOTHING NEW HERE.
TOMORROW IS TRADER JOE'S TOO.
SO I WILL BE BACK FRIDAY .
HOPE YOU GALS HAVE A GREAT DAY.




SHAD.....WOKE UP TO NEWS ABOUT THAT 8.0 EARTHQUAKE BY THE SOLOMON ISLANDS AND A TSUNAMI!!
DID THAT HIT NoRTHERN AUS AT ALL?
I AM VERY GLAD TO HEAR THE NEWS ABOUT YOUR BIG BROTHER. :hug:
HOPE IT CONTINUES TO BE GOOD NEWS TOO.
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR CVs TOO.
KEEP US POSTED WHERE TO FORWARD YOUR MAIL.
HOPE THE TUMMY FEELS BETTER. :hug:
RE: phonecall....THIS WEEKEND IS STILL UP IN THE AIR A LITTLE BIT.
I WILL KNOW BETTER ON FRIDAY BEFORE NOON & I'LL POST HERE.




HAPPY....I AM SENDING DH A HB WISH :hb:
AND ALSO A PRAYER THAT THE ABLATION WORKS WONDERS!:hug:
KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED TILL IT'S DONE.
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE INS AND THE FOOT DR.
IT SEEMS TO BE A CRAP SHOOT ABOUT WHO TAKES WHAT NOW.
SCARES ME BUT WHAT CAN WE DO.
SINCE I GOT THOSE SHIP HOTS A FEW YEARS AGO,
I KEEP UP WITH MEDS SO IT DOESN'T GET THE BETTER OF ME. OUCH.
I SLEEP ON MY SIDE AND IT CAN BE A PAIN IN THE BUTT....LITERALLY :rofl:
HOPE YOUR FOOT FEELS BETTER. :hug:




LAURA....I HAVE NEVER WATCHED THE SIMPSONS.
MAYBE I AM MISSING SOMETHING?! LOL
HOPE YOU'RE NOT GETTING SIC AND FEEL BETTER TODAY.
MY LAUNDRY IS CLIMBING UP MY BATHROOM WALL.
MAYBE IT'S TRYING TO GET THE MAN UPSTAIRS TO WASH IT:rofl:




CEEJAY....WE'VE BEEN A BIT FOGGY HERE TOO.
SNOW & FOG LOOG WEIRD TOGETHER.
SOMETIMES I WISH I COULD CLIMB RIGHT INTO THOSE GRAPHICS.
WHEN IT SNOWS....ALL WORK SHOULD BE CANCELLED! :rofl:
HOPE YOUR TUMMY FEELS BETTER.




ANNIE....VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THIS HEADACHE.
THEY CAN BE HORRIBLE. SENIDNG YOU A CALMING THOUGHT:hug:
IT'S ALL THIS FRASSING AGGRAVATION THAT'S CALLED LIFE!!
MAYBE I BETTER SEND YOU EXTRA HUGS :hug :hug: :hug:





MICHELLE....A REGULAR WORK WEEK IS NICE.
ENJOY IT WHILE YOU'RE STILL THERE.
WONDER WHAT CALIF WILL BE LIKE???

diyana
02-06-2013, 09:39 AM
I'm in a Catch-22....I like to listen to audio books as I'm falling asleep, but lately I've been listening to "Catching Fire" (the 2nd book in The Hunger Games trilogy), and I get so engrossed I can't fall asleep! At least last night I slept better than the previous night.

And now a friend is recommending I read "50 Shades...". So I'm asking....is that a book I should listen to as an audio book as I fall asleep...or will it prevent me from sleeping?

Sorry for no personals right now.

Big Happy Birthday to Happy's DH! :bday2:

Much love to all,

Laura705
02-06-2013, 11:59 AM
Morning all. Happy Hump day!

Michelle - I read all three 50 Shades books, but they are poorly written...the first one kept me interested, the other two were a waste of time. Wonder how they are in the audio version? Based on the other types of books you usually read I'm not sure it would keep you up at night. Unless you're horny, lol. Oops. :tape:

Mel - Hope the fill-in day goes well and happy shopping day tomorrow. Wow, surprised you never watched The Simpsons. I find it funny. I think if it were all focused on Bart, I wouldn't like it, but it's not and there are a lot of funny characters. It's a cartoon so it gets to be really silly, and I guess I need that sometimes. :dizzy: :crazy: LOL, let me know if you get the man upstairs to do you laundry - I'll send mine over!! :yes:

Shad - The 2nd job option sounds good - at least it's close to home and not in the boondocks!! Hope your belly is all better now. Wow, 15 polyps removed!! Looks like your bro will be in for regular testing for the rest of his days. Safe travels home this weekend. Think happy sunny DRY thoughts. :)

Happy - Happy bday to dh. :hb: Good for him on deciding on the ablation procedure - living with the palps must be so stressful. I hope it brings him relief. Wow, the doc stopped taking the BC/BS med plan??!! That surprises me too. Not that they're perfect. Just made my annual call to them yesterday to correct the mammo billing. Sigh. Yeh, def. been hand washing like crazy. Rest...haven't been going to bed as early as I intend. Yesterday I had the tv on in the bedroom for a little bit and sheer curiosity sucked me into watching "Double Divas", a reality show about two women who own a lingerie shop in what I believe is Atlanta. The 20 minutes I saw was more than enough to satisfy that curiosity, lol, and I would have been better off getting the extra zzz's.

Hellos to Annie, Ceejay, Ellen & Patty. :wave:
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Still fighting the cold. So far so good. :crossed: I actually started dozing on the sofa somewhere around 9-ish and got up to wash up and drag myself to bed around 10.

Tonight bf and I are taking his mom out to dinner for her b-day, which was on Sunday. We're just going to the German deli by the house, which actually has a little eatery in the back that has some fantastic German specialties - schnitzels, etc. (Happy - did you ever go to Kuhn's deli when you lived in the area?)

That's about it for me. Today's the deadline to express interest in the WW at work Program (I responded yesterday), so maybe tomorrow I'll learn if there were enough people to go forward with an informational/registration meeting.

TTFN!
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annie175
02-06-2013, 01:11 PM
Mornin almost Noon....

Just got back from the doc. BP 158/96 which is better that last week's 170/110. She put me on an additional med for the BP, which now makes two...blah. It is called Amlodipine. I think the brand name is Nordvasc. My weight is up 25 lbs since a year ago. MOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo, yes she said some of the BP probs could be weight related, but also in my case since every relative I have has high BP, most likely more of it is genetic. Weight does not help. Getting old sucks, the alternative better...maybe.

Weight gain is due to fixing dinner every evening since C moved in over a year ago. It is his fault I am fat. I never used to eat dinner. Maybe I should skip lunch. It gives me even more of a headache thinking about it.

Not much else happening. The work move looks like Feb 22 or so. I may have to lose weight to fit into that sardine can size office suite. Short cubicle walls also. How am I to pick my nose in private...ba hahaha

SHADDIE...enjoy your weekend at home. Sorry your tummy is giving you fits. Hopefully you can get a good night's rest.

LAURA...weren't you just sick with a cold and such last month or so...Girl are you taking all your vits? Double up on the C. I was looking on Amazon for Downtown Abbey but it kept saying only works in a certain zone or something. Too confusing for my brain.

MELLIE...enjoy TJs. Get something fun to have for dinner. Shrimp cocktail or something. Hope things are quiet on the home/senior front. Maybe you could give them all a PM pill and have a restful night. lol

HAPPY....happy birthday to DH, Happy birthday to you....and many more... I am glad DH came to a decision on his heart palpitation resolve, but it sounds scary to me. Hugs to you both.

CEEG...get to feeling better sista...there are too many of us worldlies not feeling up to snuff as it is....

CHELLE...I heard the 50 Shades was not very good. Maybe it will bore you to sleep..haha

Gotta get busy, between the doc and eating lunch at my desk, I have not accomplished a thing.

Loves

happy2bme
02-06-2013, 02:51 PM
Hello ladies,

It's snowing like crazy out there now. Started with a few flakes - full on snowfall now. I'm sure the town has been praying for this. We have a huge international cross country ski race the end of this month and can't have it without snow. So this is good for business, good for tourism and good for the outdoorsy athletics people.

DH says thank you to all for the birthday wishes. I stayed up late last night buying songs and creating him a CD of blues music - some he wanted, some I hand picked to fill up the CD so he's been toe tapping all morning. He's getting back into playing the guitar again so I also got him a book with blues music theory. He said he needs his glasses (with both lens ;) ) to read anything now. So that should keep him busy on a snowy day. Yesterday he had a taste for an Italian Beef and cheddar on a croissant - favorite sandwich from Portillos back in Chicago. However I did have some of that beef frozen and we picked up the fresh ingredients and had a delicious dinner. We are supposed to go out to dinner tonight and maybe a stop at the casino for a bit but we'll have to see what this snow is up to.

Re: 50 Shades of Gray - I read the reviews, many suggested as Laura said that the book series was poorly written so I decided to take a pass on it. LOVED Laura's comment about it possibly keeping you up Michelle :rofl:

Michelle - I have a set of "sleepy time" songs on my Ipod I would occasionally listen to trying to fall asleep but I have to agree with you with the books on tape - I too would stay awake even longer because darn it, I just liked listening to those songs :dizzy: I actually found that a combination of deep breathing exercises, muscle flex and relaxation exercises (starting at toes tighten the muscles - hold for count of 5 then relax, move up to next body part, repeat) coupled with counting my blessings (which keeps me from tensing up) is my own best shot for a non medicated method of falling asleep. Try to get the brain as quiet as possible. Room dark and cool too. But I'd definitely utilize the books on tape for your commute. Hope your weather won't be too awful. My sister said they are supposed to get some yuk today and often that travels north to you too.

Annie - sorry to hear you got another med to take. I think my Mom and DH both had that medication. Think that was the one they took occasionally when the b/p rose above a certain number. I would certainly NOT skip lunch if I were you. It's better to eat a bigger daytime meal and perhaps cut your portion at night.

Slight pause here - I have to make lunch.

Shad
02-06-2013, 07:58 PM
Morning all,
Just thought I would drop in here because there appears to be a bit of a lull in the work right now. Who am I kidding, there isn't any work right now unless I get all proactive and figure out where the training material is at and how much of it is wrong. The joys of training a system which is constantly changing. No wonder my brain gets tired.

Had a better sleep last night. Tummy troubles appear to be gone, but I have to admit I did eat very sparingly yesterday. Made a fish and vege mornay last night. It was nice. I have some left over for lunch today and another container which I may freeze for next week. Nice to have a meal ready to go when you come home tired, frustrated and ravenous.

Annie - some more meds *sigh*. Bette Davis wasn't wrong when she said 'getting old ain't for sissies'. Just adjust your portions and you will be okay. Tell C. that you are both on rations. :lol3:

Happy - Sounds like DH had a nice birthday. Like the sound of the sandwich/ croissant. Yum.
Re 50 shades - for some reason that eludes me, it has never interested me. And generally I find that sequels just piggy back off the first and are rarely as good. So I haven't bothered with them either. Seem to be all the rage in bookstores around airports for some reason - think about that. Might be for the mile high club personnel.

Laura - Thanks for the 'think happy, sunny, dry thoughts'. I will however, stubborn as I may be, Mother Nature seems to outguess me most times. Yum on the German deli. It might be non-diet friendly but I do love their schnitzels and veg and the apfelstrudel. Oh yeah. Fortunately no German restaurants in Darwin so I can't be tempted at this time.

Michelle - I like the audio books for when I am driving long distances. They are great. Unfortunately most of the long drives are done in rental cars, they are new, some of my discs are old. One is not compatible with the other. On the other hand, my own car will not play some of the new discs. One new car coming up. I'll have to look up the Hunger Games trilogy. Sounds like something for my Kindle.

Mel - No to the tsunami. There was a warning for NZ, but the Northern Territory has the whole of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea to cushion the effects of the wave. These earthquakes are becoming quite concerning. They seem to be concentrating in the lower Southwest Pacific. We didn't even feel the quake this time.
I will wait to hear from you Friday your time as to when we can talk.

Okay, so I had better get off here and go find some work to do. But first - maybe a cup of tea.

diyana
02-06-2013, 10:18 PM
Dang....I finally get a minute to post...and now I'm sleepy. The ex is keeping Santa overnight, so I ran some errands, and then finally got my desktop computer and printer set up in the office. Since we're going to get around 8" of snow, and since my work is on the way to my ex's work, I asked if he'd be willing to drive me into work tomorrow...since he's got an SUV. He said no problem, and that if the snow is too deep for me to get out of my driveway to call him and he'll pick me up. That's why he's keeping Santa tonight...it doesn't make sense for him to pick me up and then drop Santa back off at his house.

As for the 50 Shades book, I might try and get the audio book out of the library. But first, I'm finishing the Hunger Games trilogy. I know that the Hunger Games is probably geared for a younger audience (like Twilight), but I like them. And the writing and character development is much better than Twilight.

As for audio books for the car...I listen mostly to self-help, self-esteem type stuff. It's really helped me keep things in perspective and keep a more positiive outlook these last few months. When I'm not in the mood to listen to the self-help stuff...I listen to sports talk radio (especially during football season), or music - either classic rock or dance/hip hop.

Annie - I hope your headache has finally gone away. Bummer about the weight gain and the extra BP med. I agree with Happy...you should not skip lunch...just eat less at dinner. I try and follow the saying that goes something like "eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper".

Ceejay - I think Happy may be on to something that the tummy troubles may be due to your change in diet plans. Not that you should stop your new diet regimen...it just may take your body time to adjust.

Happy - Is it still snowing up there? Did you and your dh go out for dinner? I've got a meditation CD that I like to listen to at night and it helps me sleep. Of course, I don't know where I packed it. :dunno:

Shad - I'm glad your tummy troubles are gone.

Laura - Hope you had a nice dinner with your bf's mom.

Mel - Have fun at TJ's tomorrow.

Well, I'm going to try and catch some shut-eye. :cloud9: I have to be at my ex's house by 5:30, so I have to get up 1/2 hour early.

Much love and many hugs,

happy2bme
02-07-2013, 03:43 AM
Just a quick one from me - looking at the weather report and it seems like there is going to be some horrible weather - heavy snow, ice, sleet messing up several of the Chicks' driveways. Be safe my sisters in the a.m. commute. Hope it's not as terrible as they predict it will be...

diyana
02-07-2013, 07:31 AM
Good morning all,

Mother Nature is taking her time with the storm...I wish she'd just bypass my area all together. The majority of the snow will fall between noon and 6, to mess up the afternoon commute. Wonderful. :no: So I'm going to drive myself. I shouldn't have any trouble making it into work. Then after work, hopefully I'll be able to get in my driveway. In other words...hopefully my upstairs neighbor will clear the driveway before I get home. :crossed:

Be safe sisters...hopefully this storm won't be as bad as predicted. And hopefully the roads, driveways and sidewalks will be clear and safe to travel. :hug:

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
02-07-2013, 09:38 AM
Morning
Skipped work yesterday. Didn't feel well and when I called my boss to tell him he nearly freaks out. I could not have functioned at work as I stayed in bed most of the day. I'm tired of going to the doctor for every little sinus ailment. Some things you have to let ride. Think this one is a full blown cold.
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Shad
Sorry you had the tummy troubles also. Glad you brother is okay, that's a lot of polyps. Which reminds me I need to have that scheduled also.

Happy
What a neat present to give to dh. I love the blues. Hope the snow stays at a minimum.


Laura, Mel, Michelle, Annie have a good day.

Think I'm going back to bed.

annie175
02-07-2013, 09:56 AM
Good Morning............

I am convinced my headaches are due to the stress at work. I was fine until I came into work. My head started slightly throbbing and now I am into a full blown headache. I also started my new med this morning. Side effects: tiredness..great, swelling of legs and feet..wonderful, and dizzyness...won't be able to tell that one as my momma always said and called me "Dizzy Dean" hahaha. The fingers on my right hand already feel like sausages.

Jan brought me a large bowl of ham/beans and cornbread that I took home for C and I's dinner. Very tasty and didn't have to cook last night. What a treat. I think I may start using the crockpot more as it is nice to come home to dinner ready.

I have a haircut tonight at 5:30. I am looking forward to someone washing my hair while I close my eyes and enjoy it.

Will be back to do personals as I have a meeting in a couple of minutes.

Loves

diyana
02-07-2013, 10:16 AM
Ceejay - I hope you're feeling better today. The colds that are going around really seem to hang on. I hope you feel better very soon. :getwell:

Annie - I'm not surprised that your headaches are due to your work stress...and I'm sure the stress of getting things ready for dad and cleaning out C's old house don't help. So nice of your friend to bring you some ham/beans and cornbread for dinner! I love my crockpot though I haven't used it since I've moved. Enjoy the haircut. I hope the storm that's moving through our area and Chicago doesn't affect your area too badly. I'm not looking forward to the drive home.

Shad - Dang, I don't envy your brother with having 15 polyps removed. Good that he doesn't have colon cancer...and I'll send him :goodvibes: that no cancer tendencies show up.

Laura705
02-07-2013, 12:23 PM
Morning ladies.

Annie - Sorry you've got another med to take for the bp, but I hope it makes you feel better. So far it doesn't sound that way...maybe once you adjust to it? I think you need to get one of those chair massage folks to come out to the office during this whole moving situation. As for the weight, I definitely wouldn't skip meals, but just watch your portions. Maybe plan some meals where you eat more of a lighter items and less of the heavier ones. Re lack of privacy...had to use the little "phone room" we have on our floor yesterday to call my doc...Re me being a sickie - maybe I need to keep a log now. Back around Halloween I recall going out with friends and being practically mute all night because I had that annoying cough that lingered on forever. After that, I had the flu mid-January, and that left me with some chest congestion & a cough that I'm still not over. And now it looks like I'm probably losing my fight with the cold - more throat congestion today. I used to think I was one of the healthiest people I knew, but now I'm ready to go live in a bubble! Enjoy your ham/beans for dinner, and definitely enjoy your hair cut and the nice shampoo/scalp massage. Ahhhh. I love that.


Happy - How much snow did you end up getting? I hope it's enough for the snow sport events to go forward. The blues compilation sounds like a nice gift. :)

Shad - Glad the tummy is better. Too bad it's slow at the job - booooring. Good for you preparing multi-serving meals. We've been scrounging for dinners all week. Luckily we had a good reason to go out to eat last night! :D Yeh, that German food isn't light at all, but it sure is yummers. :hungry: Everyone took home boxes half of their entrees, LOL. And we skipped dessert at the restaurant in favor of some ice cream back at home. But the platter of desserts they tempted us with made us want to come back just for dessert someday soon - warmed apple strudel, black forest cake...Sorry for the food p0rn Worldlies.

Michelle - I used to like one particular talk radio station here, but it's just gone down the tubes the past few years and so I only listen to blurbs of a couple stations in the morning and evening while getting ready for work/bed. Be extra cautious on your commute today - what a mess it's shaping up to be! Bf drove me to the train station this morning and will likely pick me up tonight too.

Ceejay - Sorry you're not feeling well. I think I agree with you about not seeing the doc for every ailment. Especially when I know she's just going to tell me it's some sort of virus for which she won't prescribe antibiotics and will just tell me I have to let it run its course. Bah.

Mel - Hope the TJ's shopping is productive. Did you pick up any garlic naan for me??? :dizzy: I love that stuff - it almost takes the place of garlic bread for me!

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This morning the admin told me performance reviews are today. That was news to me (though I had been wondering when). Turns out the boss, in her typical inept way with anything technology-related, didn't invite me to the meeting she set up for us to discuss my performance. I had to go confirm with her face to face, and she has yet to share her review with me. As long as I get it an hour or so in advance and have a chance to read through it....she's said there's no surprises...we'll see. Can't wait to get this over with. Admin's dreading it too... On the bright side, the boss will be out of the office the latter half of next week.:carrot:

Tonight we should probably buy some groceries, but if the weather is bad, I guess we'll just stay home. Dinner should be the chicken breasts we thawed yesterday. I also need to pack a small bag for my getaway this weekend, since I'm heading out to my friend's house via train after work tomorrow.

Okay, back to work. Not much has gotten done so far with the admin and I whining about reviews, so I need to hit it.

happy2bme
02-07-2013, 01:48 PM
Good morning ladies,

Mel I see that there is a big storm headed your way. Guess you're going to get that snow after all. Send Ritchie out for provisions and hunker down and stay warm and dry. Hope this storm is not increasing the aches and pains for you either.

Michelle - that was nice of the ex to offer to drive you to work. I imagine it's a problem when you have one snow car (SUV) and one sedan like we do. We depend on the SUV for the snowy weather. Hope your ride home is not too horrid. Glad the self help books are doing you some good. I think that's a perfect thing to end the day with, relaxes you and lets you dream about what you heard, helping the brain to learn.

Annie - like Michelle a while ago, you have also had alot of things going on in your life. That does catch up no matter what they say. Just remember to take care of yourself. Breathe deep and DO NOT try to be everything to everyone - save that for the people who are most important to you. I think the crockpot suppers are a great idea. They work best in the winter months for something hearty - even if you just dump a bunch of veggies and broth and let it stew all day for a nice soup when you get home. Save the breaded pork chops for Sunday dinner ;)

Ceejay - sorry to hear that you are under the weather. I don't blame you for taking a sick day - that's what they are for - when you are too ill to function at work. Feel better :hug:

Shad - yum fish mornay - haven't thought of that in a long, long time. One last comment on the SAP stuff - I guess being in the industry for so long I was used to the home grown terms and this new stuff doesn't always fit what the real world used to be like. And mostly I just got old and tired of the corporate life. Had my fill, can't take another drop no matter how much they shove it down my throat. Now I know why old people are cranky :rofl: No reflection on you and your life's work. ;) Your car is newer than mine and that's interesting about it having problems playing the CDs. Never thought of that. Both of our cars have cassette players - I'm sure that's the last we'll see of those. Glad NZ is not in imminent danger from the tsunami. Heaven knows they've had more than their share of worries.

Laurie - I actually like the show Double Divas (about 2 ladies who run a bra store - ok I admit I can't remember how to spell longerie??? so I'll say bra store) :rofl: It's kitchy and goofy - not as bad as some reality shows for sure. I've never heard of Kuhn's deli - I'm sure in the 10 years that we have been gone things have changed quite a bit up there. Will have to take a ride up to the old stomping grounds the next time we come to Chicago. Anyway German food sounds good to me too. We went to one place up here on a Friday night and unfortunately they had a limited menu devoted to the up north fish fry on Fridays to no weiner schnitzel for me that day :(

DH went out to shovel. I tried shovelling yesterday but the pavement underneath is quite icy. I thought it better to have the traction of the snow. DH of course disagrees. Says we will get more and more snow and it will pile up and then we won't be able to get into the garage and it will get packed down from the car driving over it and we won't be able to clear it out. If we clear it, the sun will melt the residue and ice. Don't think we will see sun or warmth soon. He is just on the cusp of crabby this morning so I am giving him a wide berth. Some days he is onry and disagrees no matter what you say :dunno: We talked about getting a snow blower too since there is so much of the garage pavement to clear off but he doesn't want to spend $400 to $500 on one. Heck with the snow we get, I think it's an investment. Can't use the plow on the pavement because we had a guy cover the chips in the cement (previous owner used alot of salt which ruinded the pavement) and this guy did an awful job and it's chipping too. The plow would just hasten the problem. So our only choice is to shovel. I probably should go outside and help him as he was complaining of palpitations yesterday - that's why I went out yesterday to start it. I will go out and slip all over which will not do my knee or foot any good at all but at least I won't have to listen to how he had to do it all by himself. Gonna be one of those days I think ;)

Have a good one chicks.

Laura705
02-07-2013, 02:18 PM
Wow Happy, I'm very surprised you don't have a snow blower where you live. I've never operated one in my life, but I should think it would be smaller and easier to maneuver than a plow (is the plow on the suv or the ATV? - I'm so clueless!) and therefore more flexible to use in tighter spots. And vs. shoveling, I'm surprised you don't put your foot down given your dh's heart issues. Do it girl!!

And do you two have those spikey things that can be strapped or stretched onto your shoes or boots to keep you from slipping? I don't know what I'll face tonight when I get off the train, so I stuck mine in my backpack, just in case.

Be careful out there, both of you!!

diyana
02-07-2013, 02:54 PM
Laura - That does suck that you've been so ill lately. I try to remember to take a multi-vitamin, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D each day to boost my immune system...and I still get sick from time to time. I hope the performance reviews go well. Isn't that just like a boss to NOT invite you to your performance review! :dizzy: I've been watching the radar and it looks like Chicago and the burbs to the west are getting mostly rain so far, but the northern suburbs are getting snow. It's good that your bf is picking you up from the train station. I'm hoping to leave work around 3 or so before the roads get too messy (or too crowded).

Mel - I've heard you've got quite a storm coming your way - 2 FEET of snow in New England! :yikes: Stay safe and warm.

Happy - Yup, the ex and I had one SUV (his) and one sedan (mine). My car is a front-wheel drive and it does really well most of the time...except when the snow is more than 4" or 5". That sucks that you have to shovl the pavement. I think a snow blower is an excellent investment - especially with your DH's palpitations. I'm sure our driveway at the house wasn't nearly as long as yours is. A snow blower was literally the first "big" thing we bought when we moved to WI (and we moved to WI in July! We wanted to be prepared!!) :rofl: I hope DH's crabbiness eases up. Good luck with the shoveling. I am so hoping that my upstairs neighbor clears the driveway as I tried to turn on the snow blower the other day and did something wrong cuz it wouldn't start at all. And I sure as heck can't shovel this wet heavy stuff...not with my back. My back was killing me after shoveling a couple inches of fluffy snow the other day. As Laura suggested, do have those spikey things? I've heard they help a lot. I think I might even know where mine are...so I'll have to dig them out if I do have to shovel today. I hope you both stay safe and injury free...and no palpitations! :nono:

My house is so chaotic...I'm realizing the consequences of packing all my belongings when I was in "crazy-mode". When I was so devastated and messed up that I wasn't even aware of what I was doing. I put stuff into the boxes that it "fit" without any rhyme or reason or organization. Now that I have to go through all my boxes anyway to sort through what else I can give away, I'm going to pack with a lot more organization in mind...and label a lot better than "miscellaneous knick knacks". :rofl:

diyana
02-07-2013, 08:13 PM
Just wanted to let y'all know that I got home okay. I left work a bit early so I'd miss the traffic. When Santa and I got home, my neighbors were shoveling the driveway (for the 3rd time for them), so I put Santa indoors, grabbed a shovel and helped out.

I hope everyone else stays safe and warm.

And Mel - Stay in your apartment tomorrow and Saturday if you can. With the insane winds predicted...you don't even want to go to the lobby. Stay safe, sister.

MELODY525
02-08-2013, 09:33 AM
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Good morning girls. Happy Friday.
I came up for a PP break. Better post now.
The weather man is telling us the worst is yet to come.
Blizzard white-out conditions and thunder snow coming.
You can tell already there will be thunder.
The whole area was in fog yesterday. Very weird to look at.
We're very short in the office.
Will try and get back tonite or tomorrow.



SHAD....I SENT YOU AN E-MAIL.


STAY WELL CHICKS. SEE YOU SOON:scooter:

diyana
02-08-2013, 09:47 AM
MELLIE - The storm heading your way will be BAD! PLEASE stay safe! I hope you, Jen and Richie have enough food and supplies, including flashlight batteries to get you through the weekend. Sending prayers and angels :angel: to keep you safe, and :hug: :hug: to keep you warm. Much love, sister.

As for me...I didn't sleep well again last night. Too much snowblowing going on in the neighborhood so Santa was very restless and had to go out a lot to see what was going on. My ex will keep Santa overnight tonight since he'll be taking all 3 dogs to the groomer early in the morning. I'll be going over to the house around 9:30 or 10 am, so I can get my laundry done while the ex is gone...then when he and the dogs come home, Santa and I will have the rest of the day to ourselves. :)

Much love to all,

ceejay52
02-08-2013, 10:10 AM
Whew Mel, Hope you have all the things you need before the storm hits. That's going to be huge.

Michelle
Did you have to drive into work this morning in white stuff? I don't envy any of this.

Laura
Ugh on the reviews, I hate those.

Happy
How much snow did you get?

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Think I'm on the mend. I've been sneezing like crazy but not nearly congested. Oh my and the cough. It's not deep though so that's good. I think I missed pay day yesterday but not sure. That's how much I don't care any more.
Took the garbage out while ago and brrrr. I wasn't expecting that cold north wind.
Going out to Walmart in a few minutes to get some cough medicine. The doctor has given me Delsym before and it worked and more Kleenex. The fever broke last night. Let's pray it doesn't come back. I'm tired of this already.

ceejay52
02-08-2013, 10:12 AM
Annie
I can see where the headaches are from stress at work. You've been doing more than your share.

happy2bme
02-08-2013, 12:21 PM
Morning girls,

Mel - I hope the bulk of the storm stays north and east of you and you get 1/2 rain, 1/2 snow. Looks like this could be the cold version of Storm Sandy for you guys. Sending you good thoughts and hoping you can stay warm with power and supplies and all that you need. :hug:

Ceejay - sounds like you got a whopper of a cold. Just give in to it, rest, get your fluids and hopefully you have the weekend off to just focus on feeling better. To answer your question we got about 5 inches of snow the other day, looks like another storm is headed our way on Sunday with 6 to 10 more inches predicted.

Michelle - glad you were able to dodge the traffic the other day. Hope there's nothing seriously wrong with the snowblower. That had to be frustrating. One nice thing about up here - with it being so dry, the snow is powdery and light up until mid spring so ours is not as bad as yours when it comes to shovelling. But it does tend to blow around. Just watch that back of yours. I know what you mean about the mixed boxes - even though I set things up carefully when we moved, one of the kids that boxed stuff up literally threw things in haphazardly, didn't mark the outside of the boxes correctly so like you, I am on a treasure hunt to find stuff. Very frustrating. I guess since you have to pare down what you'll be keeping, it's probably not a bad thing to go through every box - if nothing else you can make sure things are wrapped properly for a longer transport.

Laura - thanks for the suggestion of the spiky footwear. I will have to check those out. DH was wearing his MBT boots yesterday which we know from the past do not have a good sole for snow. He took a tumble down the stairs yesterday and since he is back on Coumadin in preparation for his heart procedure, falling is not a good thing. We had a really good Toro snowblower in AH, but sold it for a song when we moved to TN because we thought we'd seen the end of snow :dunno: When we moved up here DH was going back and forth between a plow for the ATV or a snowblower attachment for the tractor lawnmower. He was leaning towards the snowblower but in the end, went with the plow. Now he wishes he had gotten the snowblower. (In all actuality you probably need both to cover all snow conditions) However, even if he got the snowblower attachment, we'd still need something smaller to clean off the wide aprons of the garage and mancave. He finally ordered a snowblower from Home Depot yesterday but it looks like that will take about 2 weeks or so to ship :( And it looks like we are going to get whacked with another storm on Sunday. We called around to a few stores but all they carry are the big $1500 blowers and that's more than we want or need right now. Bad enough we are spending close to a thousand dollars for the one we ordered. He fusses about spending so much money but to me, some things are an investment we just have to make. And we don't have alot of shopping options up this way either. Anyway - I hope your performance review came out favorable enough to merit a big fat raise and bonus ;) Did you escape the bad weather that was predicted?

Shad - 15 polyps :yikes: Holy cow. That's a cluster of grapes there! I'm sure that will mean more frequent check ups although I'm glad it was not cancer. Hope something comes about on the job front although I would not be chomping at the bit for the big mine one. I think you've been there before on the "why did I agree to this" kinds of contracts :rolleyes: But I guess they can't all be fun - although are any of them fun? Guess it depends on the people involved.

Today we are supposed to go to dinner to celebrate DH's birthday. We had snow on Wednesday and he had a headache so we agreed - or he suggested :rofl: that we reschedule. He's taking a nap now so I had better get off the computer and get a few things done around the house. I also need to get serious about monitoring the diet plan. Gained a couple of pounds since I've been home - mostly because I was barely eating when I was working - afraid of loo issues and while I am not overeating by any means, I am eating more than just barely. Don't want to regain what I lost over the last couple of months. Got a new yoga video this week too - good opportunity to try it out. Anyway - on with the day. Be good chicks and be careful with the weather out there.

Laura705
02-08-2013, 12:22 PM
Morning all. Happy Friday!! :dance:

Mel - I know you're probably the most prepared person in the builidng (in town???? LOL) but still, just wanted to tell you to be safe and double-check all your supplies before you hunker down for this whopper storm heading your way. :hug:

Michelle - I do take a multi-vitamin daily, but that and my calcium supplements are it for my vitamin regimen. I feel like I generally get enough sleep...I don't know if I'm just getting unlucky picking up these bugs or what. I do know I really need to get back to my exercise. I'm glad you got home alright last night - hope this morning went alright too. Too bad your sleep wasn't the best. :( Hope you catch up tonight!! Last night walking home from the train was very wet and slushy in spots and just heavy wet snow in others. It was best that bf didn't come get me. He did the snowblowing before the snow was done falling just so he could be sure the blower would deal with all that heavy wet snow. We were both surprised it did. The streets are very slick this morning on our side streets - hope the plows get around to salt today.

Ceejay - Glad you're starting to feel better. Too many sickies here right now, including me! Yep, I'm so glad my review is done now!!

Shad, hope your weekend is off to a good start.

Annie, keep that stress at bay. Stop your work for a few minutes to look at some pretty photos of flowers or landscapes. :yoga:

Happy - did you get a lot more snow?? Or at least enough to keep the sporting folks satisfied?? ;)

==
My review yesterday went fine. Relieved it's over and done with! The admin's didn't go so well, she's very ticked. She filled me in on some of it and it does sound like the boss did a crummy job of documenting it. Forget bringing up issues at the time they are noted so there's a chance to correct the behaviors! And the bad part is that there was negative input from the boss's boss, and that was the kiss of death for the senior manager that had been let go almost two years ago. I sure hope the same isn't coming for the admin...

I didn't do much of anything last night, and didn't finish packing a bag for this weekend. Heck, I barely brought the bag up from the basement! I pulled together a lot of it this morning, but I'll still have to scramble to finish after work. I might leave work a bit early so it won't be such a scramble. Then I'll get the train out to D's and she'll pick me up. I think we'll go out for dinner, and then tomorrow morning we'll get an early start to Madison.

We'll meet up with friends there and hang out - maybe bum around and perhaps shop a bit - and then meet for dinner and hang out some more in the hotel pool/whirlpool. Sunday we'll head back home.

Well, my tea's gone cold. I might go upstairs to nuke it. I guess I should go back to using my thermal mug with the lid during this cold weather so it doesn't get so cold so fast. :coffee:

Have a good weekend everyone! :)

happy2bme
02-08-2013, 12:22 PM
Annie - I hope your head is feeling better. Nothing else at least it's the weekend. Did you enjoy your hair appointment yesterday?

happy2bme
02-08-2013, 12:26 PM
Aha - I see Laura's been typing over my head again. :comp: Have a great weekend trip with your friend. Hopefully the weather won't affect you. And yes, we got a really good base of snow for the weekend warriors and this next storm on Sunday will be the answer no doubt to the ski race people's prayers. The bad news is that our peaceful little plot of land is now noisy with snowmobiliers which also scares away our animals.

annie175
02-08-2013, 04:51 PM
First day without a headache! Hope I didn't just jinx myself.

MELLIE...stay snuggled in, read some magazines. Good thing you have the booklite/headlights on your chair in case the power goes off...haha.

SHADDIE...enjoy your weekend at home!

HAPPY...where are you going for DH's BD dinner?

CEEG...glad you are on the mend.

CHELLE...have a good weekend with Santa.

LAURA...your weekend sounds most relaxing and fun! Enjoy!

Been busier than a one-armed paper hanger today. No time to do my personal business. Blah

Got a lot on the agenda to get done this weekend, hope I can accomplish it.

Will try to get back on her this weekend.

Loves

ceejay52
02-09-2013, 05:19 AM
Yep, it's 3 a.m. woke up coughing. This stuff comes and goes. My fever was back yesterday. I told my friend I was going to urgent care Sunday if this keep going on. I may go today. I found some ciproflaxin and took one of them last night. Still have some heavy drainage.
I'm not going to my uncles today.


Happy
Hope the dh is okay from his fall.

Laura
I usually wait till the last minute to pack a bag too. Most of the time I keep everything together and just have to get a change of clothes.

annie175
02-09-2013, 08:35 AM
CEEG...don't wait...go to urgent care TODAY! No sense in letting it all fester for another day....hope you get to feeling better REAL SOON! Get well hugs sista..from afar....don't want to get your crud..

Mellie must be without power. Looks like she is getting blasted. Stay safe Mellie...hugs.

Getting ready to pick dad up to take him to Best Buy to get a new printer, his went out, then do lunch. Then home again to get busy with all my stuff. My bro moved in with dad yesterday afternoon, today they go back to KY to get the rest of their stuff.

Stay safe and warm...cool for you Mzz Shadwick.

MELODY525
02-09-2013, 10:22 AM
sorry this is so quick.i really am tired.
we're all fine. power is on.
it was a long night.
jen just took the phone & keys so i can go to bed.
they left a maint. man here all night with me and another one this morning.
sad what a foot of snow can do to a town & emergency vehicles. scary.
but alas, alls well that ends well though.
see you tonite or tomorrow. :cloud9:

ceejay52
02-09-2013, 11:57 AM
Mel
Glad to hear that you are okay. And thanks for sending the phone and keys with Jen. You need to rest.

Annie
I've been thinking about going to urgent care but I'm feeling a bit better today. Hope your brother doesn't have any trouble on the road.

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Wouldn't you know it, I sit here sick, postponed my trip to Paragould, and then my co-worker calls and wants me on standby because her dh mother has took a turn for the worse. I told her no and if I weren't better by tomorrow I was going to urgent care.
Think I'll go to the grocery store and get some lemons to see if that will help cut some of this crud out of my throat.

happy2bme
02-09-2013, 02:21 PM
Hi ladies,

Mel - good to hear from you - glad you have heat and power. I know you haven't gotten much snow this year but for crying out loud, you don't need to get it all in one single storm! Watch out for yourself and the kids and go hide in your apartment if necessary. Hope everyone will be ok, sending warm thoughts.

Ceejay - I can't remember right now what foods are natural expectorants but use Mucinex or something to break up the crud. Don't forget to up your water dose too which helps trememdously.

Annie - happy printer shopping. Thank goodness it's not a big expense item like the computer itself and nowadays all you pretty much have to do is plug them in and they run. Gone are the days for finding the right printer drivers. :dizzy: Glad you finally got a headache free day - hope it continues that way day after day after day. Just relax and have a glass of wine, close your eyes and let C massage your head. ;)

Yesterday we went over to do some kitty cuddling at the Humane Society. They need someone to come and clean kennels on Thursday morning. She was pushing but not hitting me over the head with a :rollpin: I said I need to spend some time socializing to see if the cats bothered me (I am allergic to cats - mostly the long hair ones - but that will never make me avoid kitties because I love them too much). Sure enough after about 30 minutes in the room I started sneezing and got congested. Biggest problem is that thanks to the :censored: meth heads - the best allergy medicine makes the best meth apparently and the over the counter stuff doesn't work nearly as good as my Actifed once did. I like something I can take as I need it because my allergies only bother me once in a while. We both had a nice time with the cats, came home without any although I think we are just on the cusp of adopting one or two. As we were leaving we passed by Momma cat and her 7 babies who were in one of those carpeted tree type stands. 4 kittens were just peeking over the edge looking at us. They could not have been more adorable if they tried. :love: Even I will say that 8 cats is too much in one house. And how can you separate Momma from her kids???

After that we stopped at the library - I got some 80's music CDs to listen to and DH got 2 more books to read. We showered and got dressed (if you can call jeans and a clean sweater dressed ;) ) for dinner. Went to our favorite Steak place where DH had his ahi tuna and I had crab stuffed walleye. Yes, we are fish people, even at a steak place. Actually I usually get the same thing and I decided that I'm going to sample different stuff there.

We then went to the casino where I proceeded to lose my allotment. I was getting pretty bummed as everyone around me and I mean everyone was winning. I played my last 20 dollars and finally hit on a machine that was paying off. I was able to make back all the money I had lost during the evening. Decided to quit while I was even and went to the craps table to find DH who was not having much luck either. He cashed in his chips and I told him to play 20 on my lucky machine. He started winning after about 5 hits. He got up to 50 dollars and then he got down to $37 and was debating about quitting while he was still ahead. I said to be patient because the machine ran in short cycles. He kept on playing. Didn't take much longer and he hit the bonus games - where you make the real money. He walked away with $160 on his 20 dollar investment. :D I told him that sometimes it pays off not to quit while you're ahead ;) When he went to cash his ticket, I put $20 in and got $50 in 10 minutes of playing so I walked out of the casino 30 dollars ahead. Not bad fo 3 hours of play. Got home around 11pm and I was awake so I listened to music until 2:30am. DH got up, was cold so I gave him another blanket and went to bed myself.

Today there are motorcycle races on the frozen lake about a half mile from here. We can hear the engines from inside the house here. The poor turkeys are freaking out at the scary strange noises in their little forest. DH was going to go watch the races but I said I was not interested - too cold to sit outside for me. He said he wasn't sure if he was going to go even tho he was interested in them up to this point. He was sort of onery this morning. I think some of this medicine does this to him although he will vehemently deny it (see onery). Anyway I have the place to myself and I'm going to make the most of it. We are supposed to get some crappy weather tomorrow - one to five inches of snow, ice and sleet - glad I can hunker down and we don't have to go anywhere. I am set for groceries and outside of gassing up the car which I hope DH does while he is out today, nothing outside of the house that needs doing. So I guess I'd better get off the computer and get busy. Have a good weekend ladies - stay warm and comfy and enjoy your warm weekend too Shad.

Shad
02-09-2013, 05:24 PM
Dammit, did somrthing to my back when trying to sort out some underwear. Back later, when, if the painkillers kick in

Laura705
02-09-2013, 08:01 PM
Hello from Madison! Just hanging out before dinner. TTFN.

MELODY525
02-10-2013, 09:08 AM
HAPPY SUNDAY CHICKS.
THE TOWN IS COMING TO DOG OUR THE PARKINGLOT AROND THE CARS.
THE KIDS ARE VOLUNTEERING TO MOVE THE CARS FOR THE SENIORS.
HOPE THIS GOES FAST CAUSE I AM TIRED STILL! LOL
I HAVE TO COLLECT THE KEYS AND GET INTO THE OFFICE. GOT ABOUT AN HOUR OR SO TILL THEY GET HERE.
I'LL READ POSTS LATER ON TONITE AFTER THE KIDS & i HAVE DINNER.
NOT DOING PERSONALS RIGHT NOW.
HOPE EVERYONE IS OK BUT I SEE THE POST ABOVE ME....

SHAD...PRAYING THE PAINKILLERS DID THEIR MAGIC.
GET WELL SOON. CAN YOU FLY BACK TO DARWIN LIKE THAT????:hug:

OK GALS SEE YA LATER.

ceejay52
02-10-2013, 10:13 AM
Mel
Hold down the fort. I'm working with you today.

Laura
So glad to here that you are in Madison enjoy your week end.
-------
The southern half or Orco is almost here.
The phone woke me at 6 this morning. My boss told me to work. Think I'm getting ready to find out what my retirement account looks like.
Also read in the paper this morning that there was a pellet gun shooting going on on my street Saturday night. One lady was hit in the head. i was home but didn't hear anything. May run the camera's back to see if any thing out of the ordinary can be seen. After this I'm thinking it's time to leave.

diyana
02-10-2013, 12:36 PM
Mel - glad to hear that you, Jen and Richie made it through the storm, and that the town is going to help dig you out. Stay safe, warm and dry.

Ceejay - I'm sorry you had to work today. I hope you're feeling better. Did you go to urgent care yesterday? Sending you get well hugs.

Shad - I'm so sorry to hear about your back pain. That is no fun. I hope the painkillers kick in soon.

Happy - I saw that your area is getting more snow today...Are you getting the blizzard that MN is getting or just the snow that NE Wisconsin is getting? Anyway hopefully all the snow will be good for the tourism economy and the Berkie.

Annie - I hope you make it through the weekend without a headache.

Laura - Today is the day to head back from Madison. Sure hope you had a good time. Safe travels.

As for me, I'm procrastinating...I have boxes to unpack and repack, and bills to sort out...and I'm trying to decide if I should withdraw some of my 401(k) to pay off my credit cards and medical bills. Having less debt would make it easier for me to afford a place in CA. *sigh* :dunno: I know that a lot of you would advocate for me leaving my retirement account alone....but sometimes I think with less debt I could contribute more to my retirement after I move.

ceejay52
02-10-2013, 01:27 PM
Michelle
commenting on the withdrawal of your retirement account. Remember that there is a penalty for doing so if your under the age of 59.5 years. And believe me it's huge. No, I didn't go to urgent care. I found some cipro 500mg so I started taking that, plus the steriod injection would have made my bp run up to high. I want to find something otc that will work for me too.

Shad
How is you back feeling today? As my doctor keeps repeating to me,"you are in your 60's things will happen more easliy." Take care of yourself.

Laura705
02-10-2013, 03:15 PM
Afternoon ladies.

Ceejay - hope you're feeling better today. Crummy to have to work when you're under the weather. I suppose you're a pro packing for all those overnight trips to Paragould. If I did something like that regularly , I'd keep a second set of toiletries packed and ready too.

Michelle- yeh the penalty for the 401k loans is Steep if u can't pay it off before leaving your job. Good day to be inside going thru boxes. We had to drive home through the rain & wind gusts, but at least it wasn't ice or sleet. I'm in the train for the rest of my trip now.

Shad - Sorry you hurt your back ! Hope the pain is under control now. :hug:

Mel - glad you didn't lose power. Good luck digging out!! Don't you or Jen or Richie overdo it!!

Annie - How did the rest of the bro's move-in go?? :crossed: no headache this weekend.

Happy - Nice casino outing! Hope you're snug as a bug in a rug during the crummy weather. I'll be happy to get home and have a cuppa - that kind of day. But...doggy's gonna want his walk. Ugh. Such is life.

===
Madison was enjoyable. Dinner last night was alright. The whirlpool & pool afterward was nice, and catching up w/ my friends. The hotel air was so dry my skin & nasal passages felt it immediately. i have a feeling D's house was dry too... So, nice little getaway, but I'll be glad to get home.

Ok, gonna read my book now. Enjoy what's left (if anything) of your weekend. ;)

MELODY525
02-11-2013, 08:21 AM
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MORNING KIDDOS.

I KNOW I SAID I WOULD READ POSTS BUT I DIDN'T.
SORRY ABOUT THAT. EYES WERE TOO TIRED TO DO IT YESTERDAY.
IT'S ALL THIS SALT & CHEMICAL CRAP FLOATING ON THE WIND.
I'LL CHECK OUT THE POSTS TODAY. MAYBE WITH SOME COFFEE:coffee:
OUTSIDE LOOKS NOTHING LIKE IT DID SATURDAY.
WE'RE ALL PLOWED OUT DOWN TO THE BLACKTOP.
TONS OF SNOW MELTING. WE'RE ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL.
NOTHING ELSE NEW HERE. SEE YOU GALS AFTER I READ AND CATCH UP.
HAVE A GREAT DAY.

MELODY525
02-11-2013, 09:14 AM
Thanks for all the good thoughts and I am sure they helped.
Cause the last thing I wanted to do was FIND NEMO!!!
What kind of name is that for a storm?? :rofl:
I had tonsd of food & batteries. The chairs were finally charged.
Funny thing is the night I went to charge up the bigger chair,
the charger went dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:faint:
I freaked out for a second and then got a spare out of the closet.
Thank God I don't throw these things out when new ones arrive!
Now I have no spare till I get the new chair....whenever that is:cry:
Jen kept the phone & keys every night since Friday.
I had 3 good sleeps as a result.
Never realized it's like waiting for a child to cry by having the phone with me.
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY:moped:





HAPPY.....HOPE YOU GOT ENOUGH SNOW FOR THE RACE.
DOES IT BRING IN GOOD MONEY FOR THE AREA I GUESS?
GOOD IDEA WITH THE BLUES CD FOR DH'S BD:gift:
THE GUITAR IS GOOD FOR THE INNER SOUL.
KEEP HIM CALMER. GET THE SNOWBLOOWER!!
IT'S WORTH IT JUST TO HAVE HIM LESS STRAINED WHILE SHOVELING.
ONE WINTER WOULD SAVE HIM TONS OF WORK.
HOW WAS THE YOGA TAPE??? AND IS IT EASY???
GLAD YOU WON BACK THE ALLOTTMENT MONEY :rofl:
THIS WILL TEACH YOU TO BET IT ALLLLLLL!!!
SIGN ME UP FOR THE FROZEN MOTORCYCLE RACES:sacooter:






SHAD...SORRY BOUT THE WEEKEND.
IT WAS GODAWFUL ENDING TO A CRAPPY WEEK.
THE HIGHLIGHT WAS EMAILING YOU!!:rofl:
HOW'S THE BACK. ANOTHER CRAPPY THING TO DO.
HOPE YOU CAN MOVE BETTER:hug:
ALSO HOPE YOU FOUND THE TRAINING MATERIALS.
DO THEY HIDE IT ON PURPOSE:lol3:
MAYBE THEY WANT YOU TO STAY!!!!






CEEJAY....SORRY YOU HAD TO CALL IN SICK.
THIS SINUS STUFF WE ALL HAVE HAS TO GO.
THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY.
HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER THIS WEEK :hug:
SO GLAD YOU TOLD THE CO-WORKER NO.
YOU NEEDED TO GET BETTER FIRST.
A PELLET GUN SHOOTING??? GEEZ. NO ONE IS SAFE ANYMORE.
SO GLAD YOU GOT THAT SECURITY SET UP:hug:
IT WAS ALL SO VERY WORTH IT!!





LAURA........ I JUST TRIED THE SIMPSONS THE OTHER NIGHT.
FOR SOME REASON I JUST CAN'T GET INTO IT.
BUT I HAVEN'T GIVEN UP YET. WILL TRY AGAIN ANOTHER TIME.
HOW IS THE COLD & WW DOING???
BELATED BD TO THE "MIL" :hb:
A GETAWAY WITH THE FRIEND????? VERY NICE!!! :dancer:
HOTEL, WHIRLPOOLS & UMBRELLA DRINKS???
SO GLAD THE REVIEW WENT WELL.
BUT THEN YOU'RE A GOOD EMPLOYEE!!
SORRY THE BOSS DID A BAD JOB OF DOCUMENTATION. GEEZ!!!
SOUNDS LIKE THIS PLACE!!!





ANNIE.....SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE NEW BP MED. MEDITATE!!! :yoga:
THE ALTERNATIVE TO GETTING OLD IS NOT APPEALING TO ME.
BESIDES, I WOULD MISS YOU:cry: :rofl:
HOW ARE THE HEADACHES????
I GET MINE WHEN I'VE BEEN TO THE OFFICE OR DEAL WITH THE MAINT. MEN.
BUT MINE HAVE ALMOST GONE COMPLETELY. MEDITATE!!! :yoga:
HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON & THE MEDS SIDE EFFECTS DON'T HAPPEN!!
Oh and by the way...did I say......MEDITATE??? :yoga:




MICHELLE...FUNNY BUT ALL RECORDED BOOKS PUT ME TO SLEEP.
I HAD A LAUGH ONE WAS KEEPING YOU AWAKE.
MAYBE I SHOULD TRY THAT ONE:rofl:
As for the 401k....can you put some back in if you pay the bills with a portion of it??
Less debt would also mean less stress too.
But don't do it like we did here......
took retirement money & then made new debt after the old one was paid :faint:
We never learned a lesson the first time.
Good luck with your decision:hug:

annie175
02-11-2013, 09:48 AM
Monday Morning...winds at 38 mph. Sassy is not liking the wind. She tries to hide under things in the back yard. Too cute.

Yesterday, C and I went through HIS room and decluttered, tossed and have another load for Goodwill. I will take that to GW on this Saturday. We also stopped by Cs house and set another load out for the trashman. Two more loads and the garage will be clear of his daughter.

Then we went to Cs work. I loaded 965 boxes (of 18 cakes ea) of Tasty Cakes into trays for him to deliver today. Moved empty tray via a dolly to another area of the warehouse. It took about 3 hours to get it all done, but will save C that much time today. It was sorta, and I say sorta, fun as we were the only ones there and we were laughing and cutting up. Then we went to eat at Blueberry Hill Pancake House, man do they have great food.

No headaches since Thursday. I think the BP med is helping. I have also lost 3 lbs. Now if I could just keep going.

MELLIE...hmmmm, something tells me I need to meditate. Don't know where that thought came from but maybe meditation is in order. Glad you guys are all ok from the storm...eek!

LAURA...glad your weekend was fun, however you are right, it is great to get home.

Will be back to post more, gotta go!

Loves

diyana
02-11-2013, 10:06 AM
Super quick post...as person testing my code found a fairly major bug that I have to fix today. :faint:

Mel - You rest today as much as you can. It's no wonder your eyes and body are tired after all the stress of the storm. And the salt/chemicals they put on the road, while necessary, can cause troubles with all kinds of things.

Annie - So nice that you helped C get a head start for the week. :) And that you got loads over to Goodwill. I need to do that with the stuff I'm weeding out of my boxes.

I'd better get back to it...this bug in the code isn't going to fix itself.

Much love and many hugs to all,

MELODY525
02-11-2013, 12:27 PM
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Laura705
02-11-2013, 12:46 PM
Morning all.

Annie - Busy weekend as usual for you. Aren't you wondering by now how much more you can get rid of, LOL. But I guess when you have 3 houses to consider, it can be a LOT. I always feel a wee bit better about our house when I watch what some of those American Pickers locations have! Nice of you to help C get ready for today - hey, if it gives you more time together, it's well worth it. Yes, I was glad to get back home to my two guys! I didn't like the wind today either!!! But I have more weight to hold me to the ground than Sassy!!! :lol: Maybe you should have a leash on her whenever she goes outside today, haha.

Michelle - Hope you find the bug and eradicate it!!! :yes:

Mel - Glad things are returning to normal in your area. Yes, definitely take a rest day today to get the snowblower/plow exhaust fumes and salt out of your system! I"m glad Jen covered for you!!! :) I didn't have any umbrella drinks this weekend, but I did have a sangria with my lunch Saturday. :cheers: Close enough. :D BTW, love your new avatar and today's door graphic!

Ceejay, Shad - How are you two feeling? Better I hope.

:wave: Happy, Ellen and Patty
==
Nothing much to report since yesterday. Thankfully, it wasn't raining when I got off the train at my stop. Back at home, I unpacked and relaxed for a bit, then took doggy for his walk, It still wasn't raining, but it was a bit windy, and boy, were the sidewalks a puddly and icy mess!!! Luckily I only took on a week bit of water in one boot.

I went to the library to pick up Downton season 3. Stopped to buy some raffle tickets for the chocolate baskets drawing and by the time I finished filling in my contact info and choosing which baskets I want to win (surprise - it wasn't all of them, lol), I almost forgot to pick up the dvd, hehe. When I came out, the rain had started. Ick. Came home, brewed a cup of tea and watched some Downton.

Back to work today. At least I can look forward to the holiday and no work next Monday! The boss will be out of the office starting Wed., so that's nice too.

Okay, have to make like I work here. TTFN!

Laura705
02-11-2013, 12:47 PM
Mel - LOL re the prayer!!!!

diyana
02-11-2013, 01:53 PM
*sigh*....fixed one bug...and found another one. Such is the life of a programmer. :rofl:

At least this morning's phone call to the insurance company was successful and they agreed to pay the bills they had questions about. I'm hopeful the insurance company will pay the full amount of the bills. :crossed:

happy2bme
02-11-2013, 01:55 PM
Hi ladies,

Well we got quite a bit of snow yesterday and into this morning. The tree branches are bending under the weight of it. I imagine we will find some broken pine boughs eventually. We've probably gotten about 12 inches in the last week - same as Mel, just took longer to get here. My sister called yesterday and said she is missing snow, can we send her some? I told her she needed to take a drive up here, we have plenty to share. I'm sure the snowmobiliers and skiers are delighted. Our new snowblower is enroute and is in Denver Colorado now. We should get it by next week. Wish it didn't take that long to ship but the stores only carry the too small ones and the great big giant versions. Guess I'll be doing some shoveling today. My plans including hanging around here doing stuff anyway.

Laura - glad you had a nice visit with your friends. I'd love a sit in a hot tub right about now :cloud9: Poor Coal having to walk in icy water. I heard you got some snow the other day and then heavy rains to boot had to make for a mess. Good luck on the raffle - hope you win a basket (or two).

Michelle - would definitely advise against pulling money out of your 401K for a number of reasons. 1) that's income so it would be added to your pay and possibly boost you into a higher tax bracket. Then there's the 10 percent early withdrawal penalty on top of that. So you could be throwing out 35 percent of your money right off the bat. I know it's tempting to tap into that cash but it would not be prudent to do so. I would save that money for a true emergency if you are looking for something to tap into. I'm sure you are eager to move back west but maybe that has to wait a little longer until there's more money to do so. In the end it's your decision but seeing what I have over the last few years in a number of situations with different people, it would be better not to touch that.

My PC is acting really wonky and I'm not sure if the Internet connection is having issues too. I don't want to lose my post and it also looks like DH is about to go out and shovel so I'd best go help him. I'll be back later.

ceejay52
02-11-2013, 03:40 PM
Afternoon
Not much to report. I am beginning to feel better. I'm still having to sleep elevated and this morning the swelling in my throat was almost gone. What a relief


Hope everyone is having a good day.

Shad
02-11-2013, 09:49 PM
Gotta love the Darwin storms. No water or air con in this building - evacuated but standby we might be back at midday.
Other building has water, dripping from the ceilings, coming in through the walls and draining down through the switchboard. Building evacuated.

Just hanging about until midday to see what gives. Don't want to have to drive home and then back again if it all miraculously comes right.

Other than that, body feeling a little better. Have knocked off the pain killers and anti-inflammatories because of the effect they were having on my internal system. Never felt so sick in my life. Pain is reducing with heat applications. I should be right by Thursday I reckon.

Haven't had time - or the ability to sit at the computer for long until today, so haven't read and inwardly digested the personals. Might get to them this afternoon.

catch you all later.

MELODY525
02-12-2013, 08:47 AM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT!



i WOKE TO LOOK OUT THE WINDOW AND WATCH A VERY DARK GREY
CLOUD BEING PULLED AWAY BY THE WIND.
BEHIND IT WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BLUE SKY
ALONG WITH BIG FLUFFY WHITE CLOUDS.
I SAT IN FRONT OF THE WINDOW MEZMERIZED.
LATELY, THE SKY HAS HAD SOME VERY WEIRD THINGS GOING ON.
I'VE NEVER SEEN THESE SIGHTS IN THE ALMOST 26 YEARS I AM LIVING HERE.

I WILL BE RIGHT BACK WITH PERSONALS. DUTY CALLS.

MELODY525
02-12-2013, 09:13 AM
SHAD....SO SORRY TO HEAR THE BACK IS STILL GIVING YOU FITS.
IT'S THE WORST WHEN YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING WITHOUT PAON.:hug:
I JUST WROTE ABOUT WEIRD CLOUDS HERE.
FREAKY STORMS ARE BECOMING THE NORM NOW ALL OVER?
HANGING AROUND & FEELING THE WAY YOU DO MUST HAVE BEEN AN EVEN BIGGER PAIN.
AT LEAST YOU DIDN'T GET BLOWN AWAY!!
AND WHAT KIND OF BUILDING IS THAT LEAKING ALL OVER THE PLACE?!?!
IF YOU'RE GONNA BE LEAKED ON, WE HAVE PLENTY OF DRIPS HERE!!:rain:





CEEJAY...I AM HAPPY TO READ YOU'RE FEELING BETTER.
HOPE THE RECOVERY CONTINUES:hug:
LOTS OF PILLOWS MAKE FOR HAPPY SINUSES!:cloud9:





HAPPY....THE SNOWBLOWER DELIVERY MAN MIGHT HAVE TO UNBOX IT
AND USE IT TO GET TO YOUR FRONT DOOR!!!
I AM GLAD ONE IS COMING TO GIVE THE DH A HAND!!
I CAN'T SEND ANY SNOW TO YOUR SISTER. SORRY.
IT'S ALL MELTING AWAY AND AT A VERY RAPID RATE.
IT LOOKS SO FUNNY TO SEE IT FADING AWAY SO FAST:dunno:
ALMOST LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED.
STAY WARM AND SAFE INSIDE!!!
BTW....HOW IS THE MOMS DOING????





LAURA...GLAD YOU LIKE ALL THE GRAPHICS & THE PRAYER!
I CRACKED UP WHEN I READ IT MYSELF. :rofl:
GLAD THE VISIT WAS SO NICE AND YOU GOT TO RELAX AFTERWARDS.
SEASON 3 ALREADY??? I DIDN'T KNOW THAT WAS ON DVD SO SOON.
I AM CURIOUS NOW HOW MANY EPISODES ARE LEFT ON THE TV??
DID YOU KNOW THE FATHER ACTOR WAS GETTING DEATH THREATS AROUND CHRISTMAS?
SEEMS LIKE SOME NUTTERS WERE ANGRY AT HIM ABOUT THE WAY HE WAS TREATING HIS DAUGHTER.
I HOPE MY MAINT. MEN NEVER REVOLT:lol3: :lol3:
( I can be a lot meaner than that actor!! )





ANNIE....MAYBE I NEED YOU TO TO SORT & TOSS FOR ME TOO.
I SEEM TO MOVE IT AROUND A LOT BUT NOT ENOUGH GETS THROWN AWAY!!:rofl:
CONGRATS ON THE WEIGHTLOSS AND HOPE THE HEADACHES STAY AWAY FOR GOOD.
I KNOW THEY'RE HORRIBLE. STAY CALM & CARRY ON!!!
DID I EVER MENTION MEDITATION TO YOU??? JUST A THOUGHT.
:rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: :rofl:




MICHELLE...GOOD TO HEAR YOU GOT SOME BILLS PAID BY THE INS. CO.
THAT HELPS A BIT.
GLAD TO HEAR TOO THAT ONE BUG GOT FIXED. TOO BAD THERE'S ANOTHer one.

annie175
02-12-2013, 09:26 AM
Good Morning All.....

Well now I have heard it all. There is a church in Indy that is doing a drive thru where you get your ashes on your forehead and a prayer said. WOW. Those catlickers (catholics) never cease to amaze me. And to think I was raised a catlicker.

Ainsley's Girl Scout Cookies are in. Between C and I we have 7 boxes of them. I hope to give most of them away. Man are they high in calories, carbs and sugars. YIKES.

Will be back to do personals. THey want me to work...huh, go figure.

hugs

ceejay52
02-12-2013, 10:12 AM
Annie
I've heard of drive through visitation aat the funeral homes/ Guess the churches can do that too. Glad the bp med is helping the headaches.

Mel
I'm like you I sort and go through but keep more than I throw away. At least it's orangized. I like the kind of snow that you are having--here one day and gone the next.

Michelle
Glad the insurance company came through and paid most of those bills. I like that extra money in the pocket.

Shad
Sorry you are having such an ordeal with that pulled muscle. Have you tried those patches I see advertised on t.v.

Happy
You must of decided on getting the snow blower, if one is being delivered. It sure would make it easier for the snow removal.


Laura
:wave: Have a good day.








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We have a winter weather advisory out for later today. I'm not expecting much in the way of accumulation.
Noticed some signs of Spring this morning which is nice,, robins, green grass and some flowers are shooting up from some bulbs.
I'm getting better each day. It's usually just the left sinus that gets infected but this time both sides have been infected. I'm still blowing green but not all the time. Like Shad I'm stopping the antibiotics due to the side affects it's giving me.
I'm still sleeping elevated as I start to cough when laying flat.

diyana
02-12-2013, 10:41 AM
Hi ladies -

Quick fly by for me. I checked the insurance company's website...so far, they're paying for 1 of the three bills in question. I'm really hoping they'll come through and pay for the other two as well, especially the ginormous bill. :crossed:

Shad - I'm sending you :getwell: wishes for your back pain. I hope it eases up completely very soon. :hug: Good to hear that heat is helping. And yes, the anti-inflammatories can cause so much trouble. I have to take them with a big meal so they don't upset my stomach.

Ceejay - I hope the sinus infection clears up. Drink lots of liquids - especially water - to help things clear out.

Annie - You shouldn't have trouble giving away the cookies. I bought a couple boxes and gave them to my ex for taking care of Santa and helping me with my computers , etc.

Mel - Enjoy your blue skies today!

Big :wave: to Laura, Happy and Ellen!

Much love and many hugs,

diyana
02-12-2013, 11:18 AM
Just wanted to add one more thing....I am now into my 5th or 6th straight day of sleep deprivation due to "The Hunger Games" trilogy. The 2nd book is more riveting than the first! It kept me up until after 10 pm last night. Thankfully, I am almost done with the 2nd book...and the 3rd book is ready for me to pick up at the library. I'm going to have to listen to the audio book on the way to/from work rather than in bed at night because even after I force myself to put the book down, I find myself caught up in the suspense and wondering what will happen next to the characters and I still can't fall asleep for at least an hour. :faint: I'm going to search the library catalog for some relaxation/sleep inducing CDs to listen to at night. I just better make sure not to accidentally mix up the CDs and play the sleepy ones in the car! :rofl:

Laura705
02-12-2013, 12:03 PM
Morning all.

Michelle - Hope the insurance pays the rest of the hospital bills. I'll cross my fingers too: :crossed: Good to give away some of the GS cookies - I really can't have goodies in the house. My friend and I each bought some bags of snacks over the weekend for gatherings in our room, but we didn't even bring them out - no one was in the mood to eat (or drink). I ended up bringing mine home and in two sittings I ate an entire bag of pretzel pieces! Aaaargh!

Ceejay - Hope you don't get any bad winter weather. Especially now that you're seeing signs of spring in your area. :) Sorry the antibiotics are causing problems, but the docs always say to take the entire rx - hope the infection is gone by now. Yeh, I've been sleeping with a couple pillows since I'm still getting some throat congestion and coughing. I took a half zyrtec this morning to see if maybe my regular allergy spray just isn't doing its job lately, but I don't really think this is allergy-related. Just grasping at straws since I know my doc won't give me anything.

Annie - Drive-by ashes - too funny. I suppose it could help fight the spread of germs... I ordered one box of GS cookies a few weeks ago. I'm pretty sure I chose thin mints because bf likes them a lot and I can take 'em or leave 'em, usually leave 'em. I hope I didn't order the peanut butter ones, cuz I do like those...

Mel - Happy Lincoln's birthday to you from the Land of Lincoln. :) It looks like Downton season 3 has 8 episodes plus a Christmas episode as well. I believe the series airs in the UK before we get it here, and therefore the dvd's are available at the same time. Re the weather in general, I think all these storms and the other crazy weather patterns are going to continue. Between what humankind may have done to harm the atmosphere and the natural life cycle of this planet, I think this is the progression. I dont believe the end of times will happen in a flash - it will be slow and ugly. Now didn't that just brighten up your day, LOL. :lol:

Shad - Sorry about the back pain you're suffering through, and that the pain med are giving you trouble. :( And with the hot Darwin temps, I'm sure applying heat is no fun at all, but if it brings relief, it's worth it. Feel better soon. :hug: So where were you hanging around if the buildings were evacuated? In your car? Huh.

Happy - I hope you don't suffer tree damage from the heavy snowfall. Our recent snow from last week was very wet and clung to the branches and made the trees very pretty, but it wasn't a large quantity in danger of breaking tree limbs. I wouldn't have minded your sis getting this last snow - it was quite the mess!! I'm getting antsy for spring early this year, so I wouldn't mind AT ALL if that was our last snow....Glad the snowblower is on its way to you and dh. A shame it didn't come for this latest snowfall, but there'll be more up there from where that came from, fer sure. Our friends who live in Reedsburg, WI (near the Dells) made us laugh with the tale of their snowblower's self-propel not working, and then realizing the wheels needed air, went to remove the wheels to get them filled. Well the son had started orgainizing the tools and never finished, so they were all in a big bucket and impossible to find the right wrench. They ended up taking the whole snowblower in to have the wheels filled. If that isn't a sign you need to go buy one of those portable air compressors, I don't know what is. They really come in handy for the bikes, wheelbarrow, dolly, etc.

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The admin took the day off because her daughter has a school holiday today and the boss is out sick today, so it'll be quiet around here.

I didn't do much of anything last night. I'm skipping the movie tonight because I'm just not in the mood, and the final selection turned out to be a zombie love story ("Warm Bodies"), so that worked out. I'm not into zombie movies. Bf and a friend will be out helping another friend on some bathroom work, so I might have part of the evening to myself. Looks like I can watch a couple more episodes of Downton.

Tomorrow's temps are supposed to be milder, so I might also take the opportunity tonight to wash my long down coat. I run it through a couple dryer cycles to get the down dry, but just in case, I also like to hang it for a day just to finish the job if need be. I have a couple other jackets I can wear instead.

That's all the excitement in my world. Back to work!

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

Laura705
02-12-2013, 12:09 PM
Michelle - Not listening to those books when you find them so riveting is going to be difficult, but you do need a good night's sleep! :D Good luck! Our hotel's tv had a station that was just sleep sounds - we left the ocean waves sound on overnight. When I woke up during the night, the brightness of the screen was surprising, but not enough to shut it off, LOL.

diyana
02-12-2013, 12:14 PM
Laura - Good on you for avoiding the snacks/treats during the weekend. And you could do worse than indulging on pretzel pieces. As for "Warm Bodies", I saw the previews and it looks funny/cute, but I'll wait for it to come out on cable. How cool that the hotel's TV had sleep sounds. I did a quick search through the library catalog and found several relaxation CDs, as well as some nature sounds, so I put them on hold and hopefully they'll have at least one ready for me to pick up after work when I go to the library on the way to my counseling appointment. :) :cloud9: Enjoy your quiet day! As for me, I'm glad it's not too quiet here, or I might fall asleep. :rofl:

Laura705
02-12-2013, 12:37 PM
Chelle - when you said you might fall asleep, for some reason it made me think of that Sister Mary Elephant comedy routine from the 70's and I just had to youtube it. :lol:

happy2bme
02-12-2013, 12:38 PM
Hi all,

Not sure of what is going on with my laptop - hope it's not breaking. Upon boot I'm getting a message that it does not recognize my power adaptor although it is charging the battery. There are gaps too where I cannot type - like it freezes. I am also downstairs in the kitchen area, seems I had problems with the wireless here before. I probably should work on this with the manufacturer as I think I might only have a few months left on the warranty. Not looking forward to talking to India tho. Hate that they read from a script and don't actually listen to what I'm saying...

Michelle - glad you are into the books. Nothing like a good story to grab you - just as you say a problem when you want to keep reading long into the night. Especially when the author is talented enough to grab your attention at the end of a chapter so you feel you have to just keep reading!

Ceejay - I agree with Laura - probably want to finish that prescription for the antibiotics. Always take them with food (same with painkillers Shad). And eat some yogurt if it upsets your tummy. Hope you don't get any bad weather.

Mel - looking up at the clouds reminds me of here. Just so many cool things we stop and see - so much nicer to enjoy the simple things is life like a pretty sky. That's odd that your snow is melting so quickly. Guess you are having a warmish winter also. As long as the puddles don't melt into ice overnight.

Got to post - for some reason I can't scroll down and see the rest of the posts.

happy2bme
02-12-2013, 01:08 PM
Let's see if we can continue this...

Laura - what a neat idea for the hotel to have a sleepy channel. Especially when you're travelling and in a strange bed. My sister just saw Warm Bodies last week. Said it was cute. More of a story than a creepy zombie movie. That's a funny story about your friends and their snowblower. I guess I never thought about the tires needing to be inflated but it sure does make sense :lol: I will file that for future reference! How nice that you might have a quiet evening to yourself. I liked those ;) Good luck with washing the down coat. I have 2 thin down comforters that wash up really nicely. I think they've made the coats more washable too.

Just had 6 deer out in the yard looking for food. Unusual to see them during the day - they are generally afraid of the Elmer Fudd's although I'm not sure if hunting season is over or not. We had about 10 inches of snow fall over the last 2 days. Both DH and I worked all day yesterday cleaning things off. Sure could have used that snowblower that is sitting on a truck in Denver :s:
DH went out to feed them and of course they ran off into the woods. They will be back if they're hungry.

Annie - how dare they interfere with your socializing by insisting you work :rofl: Ha ha on the drive by ashes. Doesn't surprise me that Catlickers are looking for the quickest way to get the job done ;) Speaking of Catholics, I was shocked to see that Lent starts tomorrow. That crept up fast - but I guess Easter is early this year. And it looks like there will be a new pope. I say good for the guy stepping down. Pity that he never wanted the job, had to follow someone who was very popular and inherited a mess to deal with. Will be interesting to see who they elect. I think the church needs some reform but don't see that happening in my lifetime. Doesn't really matter much to me anyway as I live on the fringe of the church as it is. That's funny about giving away the cookies. I think alot of people are doing the same - wanting to support the scouts but trying to avoid those addictive, calorie bomb cookies. I haven't had them in years myself. So did I read a prior post correctly and you went through C's room and tossed a bunch of his stuff too? Was this at your house or his?

Shad - sorry to hear the back is giving you fits. Hope you get some relief. I suppose as Laura says a hot pack in a tropical climate may not be the most comforting. You can try ice too - especially if you swirl it around in your drink :hat: :lol: Anyway, do hope you feel better. Any word on the job front? Will you be wrapping up this current contract?

Turkeys just came bounding into the yard. They walk single file and it's pretty funny to see them try and get over the big snow drift where DH plowed. Because they walk single file, by the time the 10th one or so passes, they've made enough of a dip in the snow for the others to walk through fine. So I guess the smartest one is the last guy through. :lol:

I'm hungry, think I'll go find some lunch before I tackle the laundry and some paper piles. Have a good Tuesday chicks.

diyana
02-12-2013, 02:34 PM
Laura - I'm not familiar with Sister Mary Elephant. I'll have to google it when I get home.

Happy - So cool about the deer and the turkeys. I'm picturing the lead turkey plowing the way through the snow while the others reap the benefit of the path he/she creates. I get a lot of deer near where I live even though I live close to town. They hang out in the park behind my place, and they often cross the streets as I'm driving between my new place and my old place.

MELODY525
02-12-2013, 03:03 PM
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I FORGOT ALL ABOUT FAT TUESDAY!!!
HOPE YOU'RE ALL HAVING A HAPPY ONE :cheers

ceejay52
02-12-2013, 03:55 PM
Mel
I'm fat everyday not just on Tuesday. hee hee.

Happy and Laura
I agree that I should take all the anitbiotics. The rx says to take 1 twice per day and they are 500mg. I take them with food. I promise to take the rest of them which is only four but I will take one per day from now till I take all of them. I sure do not want to get this back.

MELODY525
02-12-2013, 04:00 PM
LAURA...MY FRIEND JUST CALLED ME AND SAID NEXT SUNDAY IS THE LAST EPISODE OF DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 3!! OMG!!! ONLY 7 EPISODES AND NO CHRISTMAS??? WTF!! I FEEL CHEATED.:tantrum:



OH THIS SITE IS CAUSING ALPHABET SKIPAS AGAIN....BE BACK TOMORROW.

annie175
02-12-2013, 04:07 PM
MELLIE...what a gorgeous Fat Tuesday pix. I sent it to my co-workers. Cheers!!

SHADDIE....how's the back feeling? My back was a little out of whack after helping C with the tasty cakes.

HAPPY...C uses one of the bedrooms as "his" room. He just kept bringing his junk to my house. It got rediculous, so he and I went through it and tossed a bunch of stuff. It is really the guest room. It is hard to put 3 households (mine, dads and Cs) into my 3 bed, 2 bath house. Sheesh, we are all tossing like it is nobody's business.

CHELLE...you are grounded. No more book listening before bed. Get your rest and stay healthy.

CEEG...glad you are clearing up also. Don't overdo yourself.

LAURA...when everyone is out of the office and it is just me, I say it is an "in-house" vacation. lol. Amazing how much we can get done when we don't have to deal with others or try to listen to conversations.

Not much else going on. Dad wants me to stop by tonight to see if I want any of the dishes and cookbooks before they get tossed or into the wrong hands. Just what I need more crap at my house. Blah.

My tax refund is supposed to be deposited into my account tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed. C and I may try to take a vacation to Destin, Florida in April with a bit of it. Yeah!!

Gotta go, always wanting something around here.

Loves.

Shad
02-12-2013, 07:31 PM
Morning all,

Back continues to improve but slowly.................... grrrr! Get better now.
Taking pain killers much less and only when it gets unbearable (which was yesterday about 3.00pm) and I ensure I eat something with it. Unfortunately for me, back pain is a bit like childbirth and every other body function seems to go into hibernation with it, so I am having to resort also to laxatives since what I eat tends to stick in the gut and then I feel worse. But then again, I am not eating so much - thats got to be good. Such is life.

So all sorts of things are happening around here, some will be good (long after I have gone) some aren't so good but will happen due to lack of planning, lack of foresight, lack of motivation.
I've been asked to write a couple of articles, one for work and another for another job. I suppose I had better get enthusiastic and go do them. Back when I can.

Shad
02-13-2013, 02:24 AM
Just for Mel.

annie175
02-13-2013, 03:36 AM
Well Good Morning/Night..as it is about 1:30 am here.

Yes, another night of waking up and cannot sleep...of course, Miss Sass a Roo whom we sometimes just call Roo or Sue, she is getting used to multi-names..lil stinker, is asleep in my chair. We might try going to bed and snuggling with C. I hate going back in there cause Sass acts like she hasn't seen him in weeks and snuggles in his neck awakening him...C says he likes it. Wonder if he would say that if we were married...lol.

Hoping to get all of this Goodwill stuff loaded into Cs SUV for this weekend's delivery. I am tired of seeing it set in the entry way of the house. I think every night I am going to get it loaded then we both are too tired and not in the mood to get it loaded. I guess when I am really tired of seeing sit there, I will get it loaded. C didn't get home until 7 tonight, didn't feel like it was important enough to interrupt his dinner or relaxing time before bed at 7:45. Bless his hardworking heart.

SHADWICK....you poor thing if backache is like child birth. Just intensify that by 100 and you have kidney stones. Much worse than child birth...I have had both...twice.....OmG. Feel better sweet sister....hugs. I think you need a break. If Cs job does not slow down a bit, he will be right there with you in chlld birth/back...

Guess I will post before I lose it. Maybe even try to go back to bed. Have a great day/afternoon/night...

Loves

ceejay52
02-13-2013, 09:28 AM
Morning
Just a quick fly by. Need to get started at work and don't have the energy.

diyana
02-13-2013, 09:49 AM
Good morning ladies -

I almost had a goodnight sleep last night. I found a relaxation/sleep-inducing CD at the library and played that when I went to bed. I fell asleep around 8:30, and then I got a wrong number call at 9:15. :tantrum: I think it was close to 10 before I fell back asleep...even with the CD. Still, 6.5 hours is more sleep than I have been getting, so I feel a little better today.

Tonight will be another relaxing one. After I pick up Santa and take him for a walk, I'm going to come home, eat dinner and shower. Then I need to make sure all my paperwork is handy for Friday's divorce hearing. Then I'll finish the 2nd book in "The Hunger Games" trilogy (I only have 1/2 a CD left to listen to), then pop in my sleep CD. :cloud9:

A friend of mine might be moving in with me. She and her hubby are having problems. She helped me move and fell in love with my place. I told her she is welcome to come stay with me. She mentioned last night that she and her hubby were going to talk and if things didn't work out could she and her golden retriever come stay for awhile. I told her that she definitely could, but I'd have to clear her dog staying with my landlord. I reminded her that I'll probably be moving within the next 6 months. We'll see what happens. I'm trying to give up the need to have all decisions made and planned out and have control over everything. I just go with the flow now. No since stressing about unknowns since there are so many unknowns still in my life. :)

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Mel - Thanks for the lovely Fat Tuesday pic!

Shad - I know all too well what you mean about back pain throwing all your other systems out of whack. And the painkillers can cause havoc with your stomach and digestion. :hug: Hang in there. I have always found ice helps my back more than heat (reduces inflammation, etc.)...though it doesn't feel as relaxing as heat. Are the articles done or still works in progress? I know you meant the firemen photo for Mel, but I appreciated it too. ;)

Ceejay - I cracked up at what you wrote. I'm also fat every day...not just on Tuesdays. :rofl: I know how it feels to be low on energy at work. Hang in there. :hug:

Annie - You're too funny...grounding me! I was gonna say "yes, momma", but since you and I are close in age, you'll prolly come after me with the :rollpin: :rofl: I've got a potentially stressful/intense day coming up on Friday, followed by a busy weekend ahead. Congrats on getting your tax return!! How wonderful it would be for you and C to take a romantic vacation somewhere warm. I hope you got some sleep last night, sista. I have to take a load or two to Goodwill later this week or on the weekend.

Sending big :wave: to Happy and Laura and Ellen!

Much love and many hugs to all,

annie175
02-13-2013, 10:30 AM
OMG SHADDIE...I just clicked on the thumbnail pix and cracked up. Love it.

CHELLE....relax and take care of you FIRST!

diyana
02-13-2013, 10:48 AM
Annie - No worries, sweet sista. I am definitely putting myself first. :)

Laura705
02-13-2013, 11:39 AM
Morning all.

Happy - Hope your computer isn't the problem. I only seem to have issues with this site... Yeh, I thought the sleepy channel was a good idea, but like I said, when I woke up, the screen naturally seemed much brighter when I woke up in the middle of the night than when I was reading with the light on. I'm thinking they should have a darker graphic on the screen. The down coat came out fine. It's sort of alarming when it comes out of the washer totally flattened out and bedraggled looking, but a cycle or two in the dryer with clean tennis balls and it's back to it's puffy self - only cleaner. :D

Mel - Ooh, pretty Fat Tuesday graphic! My eating was very much in keeping with the day - at least in the evening. I didn't eat a proper supper because I ate junk. Re Downton - Sorry, I must have gotten bad info from the imdb site. I checked our local pbs website and they only show as far as episode 7too. :( The library's dvd case doesn't show the number of episodes, and I didn't want to bother putting in the dvd to check, but your friend is very likely correct. Not sure why the UK tv shows seem to have such short seasons. Doc Martin is the same way!

Annie - Good for you getting your tax return filed so early! And what a nice plan for the refund! A vacation to somewhere warm sounds heavenly. :beach: I need to get busy with my filing - but this year I need to reasearch something first. Bah. Ugh, you must feel tired being unable to sleep last night. :tired: Hope you can make up for it tonight.

Shad - Glad your back is improving, but if you're comparing the pain to childbirth, it still sounds really bad. :( Not that I've ever been through childbirth - well, not as the birther, just as the birthee, lol. I hope the pain pills didn't give you more troubles because it sure sounds like you need them!! Good luck with the articles. Loved the pic for Mel. :drool:

Ceejay - Hope you've gotten going by now. When you've been sick, all the energy goes to getting better.

Michelle - Hope you get a full night's sleep tonight. Friday will be a challenging day - will you have a friend with you in court? Re a roommate - might be nice to have a friend living with you, and help with the rent would certainly be nice. I take it Santa and her dog get along?

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So last night I made Coal some peanut butter dog cookies for his upcoming 10th birthday (on Fri), heart-shaped in honor of Valentine's Day. :val1: I also laundered my down coat (and scarf and mittens to boot). Watched one more Downton and some HGTV. That was about it. Feeling very low energy lately and I'm certain it's because I'm doing nothing for exercise. Need to get my booty in gear.

This is the 2nd day not wearing boots to work and my feet are enjoying my more supportive shoes. Today marks about one week I've been wearing my glasses and it's really getting old. I'm so glad Costco phoned yesterday to tell me my contact lens order is ready for pickup. That's the priority for tonight!!

Not too excited to be here at work even though the boss won't be in for the rest of the week. Looking forward to the 3-day weekend coming up though. Anyone else have President's Day off work??

Okay, back to it.
:twirly::twirly::twirly::twirly::twirly:

diyana
02-13-2013, 12:25 PM
Laura - Lucky for you to have a 3 day weekend...not me. So nice of you to make Coal peanut butter cookies. Can you please PM me the recipe? As for court...no one's going with me. I hadn't really thought about it. I've got mixed feelings about it....I'm sad the marriage didn't work out, but I've accepted it...I understand we both played roles in its demise...and I'm ready to move forward. Will I be blue on Friday?...sure probably due to the finality of it all. But it will probably be the best thing for both of us, and I just need to focus on that. As for the roommate's dog and Santa....they've never met. But her dog gets along with everyone/every dog, and Santa would adapt eventually - it just might take a day or two, and he would insist on having my complete undivided attention as he does now. :)

Laura705
02-13-2013, 12:59 PM
I should have figured your friend's dog would get along with everyone - it's a golden retriever! :D

Just pm'd you the recipe link.

happy2bme
02-13-2013, 01:37 PM
Hi all,

Still having issues with my laptop so a quick post for me - IF I can get one done. DH said did some stuff (won't go into the tech bits) and it seemed to help. Maybe it will fix mine too :crossed:

Right now it's 43 degrees and sunny outside. Haven't seen that in months. Think I'll go get a face full of sunshine while DH works his magic on the computer.

Have a good one chicks.

diyana
02-13-2013, 01:47 PM
Laura - Thanks for the recipe!

Happy - good luck with your 'puter. Enjoy the warm weather...no telling how long it will last or when it will be back.

MELODY525
02-13-2013, 03:15 PM
I Am On A Break From Work.
Will Try And Get Back Here Later On Or In The Morning.
I Think I Might Be Working Tomorrow And Friday.
My Friend Is Here So It's Ok By Me.
I Also Got Started On Mt. Washmore. Hope To Make A Dent In It.
Still Have 2 More Hrs To Go.
I'll Try To Do Personals Later Too.
If Not....have A Great Day Tomorrow :d

annie175
02-13-2013, 11:40 PM
Waiting on the PM pill to kick in. Got into it with Chris (Samantha's) bf via text messages...really nothing bad, just told him to be sure to make her feel special with a card or store bought flowers. He basically to me "mind my own" was the text...lil ungreatful twit. I text back, "she is my own". Have not heard anything back since 9 pm. If I could tell you all the story, you would understand why I did that...in my mind, I am right. Just go with that. Sam will probably give me h*ll about doing that but I am tired of hearing her hurt, sad and tears over his stupidity. Rant over.

Sass and I are going to be here shortly. Hopefully she won't smother C with love and wake him...unlikely. C brought me home a dozen red roses and a beautiful card for V day tomorrow. Made me cry. He is such a sweetheart. He makes me feel so special and wonderful.

Happy Valentine's Day my Worldlie Sisters...loves and hugs to you all.

annie175
02-13-2013, 11:41 PM
to *bed*

MELODY525
02-14-2013, 08:06 AM
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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ,MY SISTERS OF THE WORLD.
HAVE A WONDERFUL RED DAY!!




BE RIGHT BACK. HAVE TO OPEN THE OFFICE AND LUNCHROOM.

MELODY525
02-14-2013, 08:33 AM
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TIME FOR BREAKFAST AND RELAX A BIT BEFORE GOING BACK DOWN.
YESTERDAY WASN'T AS PLEASANT AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.
CHIT ROLLS DOWNHILL AND I FEEL I AM AT THE END OF THE HILL.
THEY KEEP IT UP WITH THIS "SNOTTY ATTITUDE" AND I WILL JUST LEAVE.
NOTHING TO KEEP ME FROM WALKING AWAY NOW.
THE ATTITUDE IS ALL ABOUT TODAYS CELEBRATION.
LOTS OF BAH HUMBUG VALENTINERS HERE.....LOL
ANIOTHER DAY....ANOTHER DOLLAR.







:val1: SHAD.....THANKS FOR THE PICTURE.
I'LL BE RIGHT BACK....I HAVE TO GO FIND A BOOK OF MATCHES:flame:
VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE BACK & LAXATIVE COMBO.
I KNOW THAT FEELING. SENDING LOVE & A HUG:hug:
I'LL SEND YOU SOME OF MY BABY FOOD.
THINK MUSHY AND IT WILL HAPPEN!!!
GOOD LUCK WITH THE ARTICLES.
HOPE ALL THIS TYPING ISN'T MAKING THE BACK WORSE.
WHAT A TIME FOR THIS TO HAPPEN:tantrum:




:val1: ANNIE....HOW CUTE WITH SASSY & C. I CRACKED UP.
TELL GOODWIOLL TO PICK IT UP!! LOL
HOPE YOU GOT SOME GOOD SLEEP FOR A CHANGE:hug:
AND DON'T BE PEEK ING AT SHAD'S THUMBNAIL SKETCH....THEY'RE ALL MINE!!!




:val1: CEEJAY... I AM FAT EVERY DAY TOO:rofl: :rofl:
HOWS THE ENERGY LEVEL???
I WAS IN SLOW MOTION AT WORK AND DOING LAUNDRY.




:val1: LAURA....OMG! I FORGOT ABOUT DOC MARTIN.
I WONDER IF I EVER FINISHED WATCHING THAT SHOPW???? ROFLMAO
I'LL HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT AND SEE.
WHEN YOU FINISH THE SEASON 3 LET ME KNOW HOW IT ENDED.
THEN WE'LL BOTH KNOW IF THERE ARE MORE. :D
WE WILL BOTH LOVE THE 3 DAY WEEKEND!! :encore:
:hb: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO COAL!! 10 ALREADY!!:gift:




:val1: MICHELLE...GLAD YOU FOUND A CD FOR SLEEPING.
HOPE IT WORKS BETTER WITHOUT THE PHONE!!!
TURN THE FRASSING PHONE OFF AT NIGHT.
HOPE THIS IDEA WITH THE FRIEND WORKS OUT.




:val1: HAPPY....I ALMOST MISSED YOUR POST.
HOPE DH CAN FIX THE PROBLEMS:hug:
WE MIGHT BE 47 DEGREES TODAY!!
Then we can sit on the porch with iced tea soon!! rofl

annie175
02-14-2013, 09:02 AM
:val2:HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO MY WORLDLIE SISTAS

MELLIE...lock the doors and put out the sign...you are on spring break! Actually it is only 34 days till spring!!!

Got our hotel booked for Destin, Florida. We leave April 20th come back on the 27th. It is a pet friendly hotel but we have not yet decided to take Miss Sass or not. If not, she will stay with Samantha. Either way SHE will be on vacation. I am sure to miss her if we leave her behind. Still thinking on it.

Our move at work will be the evening of Feb 21, start in our new suite on Friday, 22nd. I will be glad when this thing is over.

C and I are going to dinner Saturday night for our valentines dinner. Fujiyama Steakhouse of Japan. Hibachi grilled right before our eyes...YUM.

Have a great day all....Love and hugs on this special day...SHADDIE...hope your VD was perfect!

diyana
02-14-2013, 11:18 AM
Happy Valentine's day, to my wonderful worldly sistas!

I'm celebrating Valentine's Day this year with a heart full of love for my wonderful family and friends! I am so grateful for all who have helped me get through one of the most difficult times of my life. Thank you, sistas! I love you all!

I hope you all have a great day...celebrate how wonderful you are and all the loved ones in your life!

I'm attaching a photo of the adorable male that I live with. I love him and he loves me unconditionally and he is always thrilled to see me. :) He makes me so happy!

Laura705
02-14-2013, 11:48 AM
Morning all. Happy Valentine's Day! :love:

Michelle - Hope to hear you got a restful night's sleep last night. I didn't sleep as soundly as I wished. I think I have to turn the number down on my sleep number bed - it might be too firm for me right now. Or I just need to get my arse to the gym and get a good workout.

Annie - I like your response to dd's bf. Guys need a :kickbutt: - that's just the way it is, lol. But apparently not for C - you've got a sweetie there! :love: Wow, moving day is coming up quick - one week! And then you'll be counting down to your vacay!! When does the 2nd office move happen? Maybe I shouldn't be bringing that up...

Mel - Sorry work wasn't all that great yesterday. :crossed: today is better. Yeh, during the long breaks between the tv seasons you totally lose track of what season you were on...Sometimes it seems easier to wait until the series ends and just watch it on dvd. LOL re telling Shad to think mushy!!! :rofl:

Happy - Hope you enjoyed the milder temps yesterday. :) I got out a bit at lunchtime and enjoyed it. :sunny:

:wave: to Ceejay. Hope you're feeling better and better as the week goes on.
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Nothing much to report here. I got out at lunch yesterday and picked up some chocolated dipped strawberries for bf. I had them in the fridge downstairs last night and snuck them up to the upstairs fridge this morning with his card before I left for work.

Last night I made some new labels for my hanging files as I watched tv. I'd started off with nice typed (on a typewriter, that's how long ago!!) inserts years and years ago, and then over time they were crossed out and written over or written on the back, etc. until they became pretty unsightly. They're looking better now thanks to my labelmaker. But of course there are files I don't think I need anymore...no new label for them until I go through the files and decide to keep or toss. Quite a ways to go, but I'll get there.

That's about it for me, so back to work. Cheers!
:cheers:

Laura705
02-14-2013, 11:52 AM
Michelle - I knew someone would sneak in! Have a wonderful day today. :) Yeh, it's so great to come home to a tail-wagging pooch who's so happy to see me. :yes: We're lucky to have them.

annie175
02-14-2013, 12:42 PM
CHELLE...your poochie looks so cute! What a sweetie!

LAURA...actually they have signed a 5 year lease, so it will be a while before we move again. Unfortunately we will all be sardines in a can, at least I have a window. Hope I last that long....

Have a marvelous Thursday ladies!

ceejay52
02-14-2013, 12:48 PM
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY I'm with Michelle my heart is filled with love towards all. Exception maybe a boss at work. That too will pass.

Have a doctor's appointment this afternoon at 1.45. I'm mentioning an episode that happened at work yesterday to the doctor to see what he recommends. In my opinion my health is not worth staying in this job but I would like to continue if at all possible till I'm 65. We'll see.

Annie
Good for you in texting your daughter's bf. Sassy will miss you too if you leave with out her. Florida sounds like a good trip for this time of year.

Michelle
Is this a picture of Santa? So adorable.

Mel
I'm with Annie, lock the door and put out the sign. None of us need to endure this.

Happy
Did you get the bugs out of the puter? I had to uninstall some things on the work computer that was kicking the internet off. I still need to ask my friend/boss about some things. before I uninstall them.

Laura
You still have a typewriter? Wow. I made up my own program in Excel and use those plastic tabs at work. The chocolate strawberries sound good.

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Not much is going on here. Got a good night's sleep and finally slept laying down instead of sitting up. Yep made up my mind I'm taking Easter week end off this year. Gong to visit with my sis in Branson/Springfield.

Laura705
02-14-2013, 01:07 PM
Michelle - Yeh, forgot to say how cute Santa is in that photo!!

Annie - Wow, 5 years in an office space that's already too small to meet your needs...sheesh!

Ceejay - No, the typewriter is long gone, but that's how long ago my original file tab inserts were created - back when typewriters were still pretty much the norm - late 80's. :faint: I hope something in your work environment isn't making you sick! Nice to look forward to time off at Easter. I was checking out the calendar yesterday for vacation days, but the only plans I have for the near future are doctor appts. Bleh.

diyana
02-14-2013, 01:13 PM
Yes, the photo is of Santa. He is such a sweetie!!

Annie - I think you were right to "encourage" Chris to do something nice for Samantha. So nice of C to give you roses! He's such a great guy! What a great vacation you have to look forward to in April! As much as you'll miss Sassy if you leave her with Samantha, it will give you more freedom to explore and go to places that aren't "dog-friendly". Unless you can look into doggy day care while you're there.

Ceejay - So nice that you have a fun vacation to look forward to as well. The only "vacation" I'm thinking about is when I fly out to CA to interview for positions (sometime after mid-April).

Laura - I used a "sleep" CD last night that had soothing music and nature sounds. It took about 1/2 hour to fall asleep. But it did help me sleep more deeply. I woke up at around 3, and played the CD again and was able to sleep until the alarm went off at 5. :cloud9:

Mel - I hope you have a good day today and tomorrow to make up for the snotty attitudes yesterday.

Thanks for all the nice compliments about the current love of my life (Santa, of course!).

BTW, I'm leaving work early tomorrow...it's the court date for the divorce. I'm okay about it. Mixed emotions sure...but overall...I'm accepting what happened, and really looking forward to my future! :)

Well, I'd better get back to it.

diyana
02-14-2013, 01:17 PM
Happy - Are you and DH doing anything special for Valentine's Day?

happy2bme
02-14-2013, 02:11 PM
Howdy chickees,

Happy Valentines Day to everyone.

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happy2bme
02-14-2013, 02:40 PM
We were supposed to go out and run some errands and stop at a lunch diner that has delicious burgers I have been craving. But DH's snowblower is out for delivery so we are waiting on that. It's coming from a town 2 hours away, no idea when it will show up. The diner is only open until 2 so I guess I will just have to wait and suffer. DH suggested we go out yesterday but since it was a no meat Ash Wednesday, we just went for a scenic drive. Can't go tomorrow because it's a no meat Friday :( Ok, so it won't kill me to wait a fews days more for a cheeseburger, will it? :^: It is lightly snowing outside. The kind that if it does this for 8 hours (which it has) we might have something to actually snow blow. Other than that no snow predicted for the next 10 days. I'm sure DH is eager to play with his new toy.

We exchanged nice cards today but that's about it. DH has not bought me chocolate for Valentines Day since I was a size 5 which was somewhere in the early 80's. :lol: He would buy me (what I considered) really cheesy gifts :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: for a while but since I made fun of the light up rose that had a lumpy battery not too well concealed in the stem and simulated droplets of water that looked suspiciously like dried up blobs of Elmer's Glue (the finest gift China could make for 7 cents), I have haven't seen a Valentine's gift in years ;) :p Ain't love grand? :rofl:

Oh man, it's snowing harder - DH must be praying the mancave out there. :snowglo: He is making a special place for his new toy. Good thing we have several outbuildings to store this stuff.

We are also planning on taking a road trip up to Duluth for the day. Apparently there is a Outdoor Sportman Show and DH would like to go check out the boats. He is thinking about buying a fishing boat or a pontoon boat. Yes, we live on dry land but there are 2 lakes just down the road and water all over the place so hauling it on the trailer is no big deal. He said the sportsmans show has guns and fishing stuff and boats. I said I was a bit worried that if I went in there for any amount of time there'd be so much testosterone that I might walk out with a beard :doh: Yes, I am in a stupid mood today.

Michelle - Santa is adorable!!!! See, there are some guys that love unconditionally. Sorry that your divorce will be final tomorrow - not the best anniversary date. :( I hope that as you close that chapter that there will be new and exciting things ahead for you. :hug:

Ceejay - I cracked up with your comment about love for all except a certain boss. :rofl: That's too funny and totally true. Nice to hear that you planned a vacation for spring. It's good to have something to look forward to, an escape plan from the office. ;)

Annie - 5 years locked in a cell. Oy vay! At least you have a window for now. Makes you wish you could work from home which if some people do their work on the phone, maybe they could. Sorry Chris is not as affectionate as C - but he is still young and dumb unlike C who has been knocked around enough to know when he's got a good thing. ;) I hope you guys have a nice night together. Lil Man is so stinkin cute - saw your pics on FB. I see you have a vacation planned too - you sure do need one. Are you going to drive down? I'd only fly with Sassy Pants if I could keep her in the cabin.

Laura - how nice that you got the BF strawberries. Will he surprise you with something tonight? I have a Smith Corona (electric even) if you need a typewriter to do some new labels. :comp: I can't believe the ribbon has not dried out. Why does it take so long to go through files and papers? Seems like that's one of those activities that you start and make even more of a mess as you are "cleaning up". Did your contact lens come in?

Mel - I think you need to go down to that office and bare your teeth and bark a little so they know not to mess with or take advantage of Mel. :rollpin:

DH just came in and said they are not delivering the snowblower until tomorrow so I have 15 minutes to get ready to go get a burger.

Hi to Shad (hope your back is better), Patty and Ellen. Catch up later.

diyana
02-14-2013, 02:51 PM
Happy - Enjoy your Valentine's Day burger. So nice that the snowblower is being delayed a day. As for my divorce anniversary...I thought it's proximity to Valentine's Day would be rough...but I'm choosing to be thrilled about all the love I am blessed to have in my life! :) And, yes, I know that this next chapter of my life will be full of happiness, love and other blessings! :)

ceejay52
02-14-2013, 11:07 PM
Back from the doctor. I'm gonna live. May be up all night due to the steroid shot and my b12. My throat is still very red and swollen. Decided not to say anything to the doctor about the goings on at work. I'm going to use reverse psychology instead. Works every time. I think I am calling a meeting with the bosses to discuss a couple of things.

Laura
There's a possibility that the chemical-fluoride is causing the problem. I know that when I'm not around that for a week I clear up. I wear my mask.

MELODY525
02-15-2013, 08:49 AM
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GOOD MORNING CHICKLETTES

I AM DOING THE HAPPY DANCE TODAY.
WEIGHED IN AT 185. PRAYING THIS IS A NEW TREND!
THAT'S 8 LBS SO FAR THIS YEAR. ONE CAN ONLY PRAY.

I NEED TO GET FINISHED DRESSING & DRY MY HAIR FIRST.
I'LL COME BACK FOR PERSONALS.
HAVE A SUPER FRIDAY!!
YAY, IT' ALMOST THE WEEKEND :cheer3:

MELODY525
02-15-2013, 09:08 AM
OK....ALL CAUGHT UP. TAKING OFF NOW.
HAPPY FRIDAY ONCE AGAIN :encore:




HAPPY....THANKS FOR THOSE BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS.
THAT PICTURE WAS STUNNING!!
THE THOUGHT OF A CHEESEBURGER IS MAKING ME DROOL EVEN FOR BREAKFAST:drool:
DOESN'T IT FIGURE THAT THE SNOW WOULD STOP ONCE YOU GOT THE BLOWER??
HOPE HE DOES GET TO USE IT VERY SOON!
I'LL SEND YOU SOME DISPOSABLE RAZORS FOR THAT MAN BEARD!
YOU MADE ME LAUGH TODAY....NOW I CAN GO AND FACE THE OFFICE!!




CEEJAY....I REALLY HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER AFTER THE DR TRIP.
DOES THE DR KNOW ALL ABOUT THE CHEMICALS YOU'RE SURROUNDED BY??
I THINK I ASKED THIS BEFORE.
BUT WHEN I WORKED IN A PHOTO PLANT, THE CHEMICALS WERE A BIG SINUS ISSUE.
THE POWDER GETS IN THE AIR.
SO DOES ALL THE FUMES.
ALSO HOPE YOU GET TO TALK TO THE BOSSES IF THAT'S WHAT YOU DECIDE.
GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING. :hug:




ANNIE...HOPE YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME IN FLORIDA.
APRIL SHOULD BE A GOOD TIME THERE.
GOOD LUCK WITH THE MOVE THIS MONTH ALSO.
BET YOU'LL BE GLAD WHEN IT'S DONE AND SETTLED IN.
HAVE A GREAT VALENTINE'S DINNER SATURDAY:hun:





MICHELLE....GOOOOOOD LUCK TODAY.
IT IS COURD DAY RIGHT??
LOVED THE PICTURE.
HE IS ADORABLE!!! HE'S JUST SO CUTE.




LAURA....I WATCHED #6 ON TAPE LAST NIGHT.
I HAVE TO SAY I WAS RIVETED TO THE SCREEN!!
I AM DROOLING OVER THE STRAWBERRIES. GOOD CHOICE!!
YOU REMIND ME I NEED TO SORT OUT THE ROLLING FILE I HAVE.
GOD I HATE THAT JOB!!YOU'RE REALLY GETTING SO ORGANIZED WITH THE NEW OFFICE!!!

diyana
02-15-2013, 09:33 AM
Super quick post for now....

Today is the court day. I'm a little nervous, so any calm, confident, positive vibes you can send my way (especially around 3:30 CST) would be greatly appreciated.

I know this is the best thing for both of us. The finality of it after 23 years together is a bit sad though. Oh well, moving forward...that's what I've got to do.

I couldn't fall asleep until midnight last night (even with the sleep CDs). Too much on my mind I guess. Can't imagine why? :dunno: :lol:

I appreciate all your love, support and positive energy.

Much love and many hugs,

diyana
02-15-2013, 11:30 AM
Mel -Congrats on the weight loss!! :woohoo: :bravo:

ceejay52
02-15-2013, 11:45 AM
Me
Congrats on the weight loss. :dance: I'm doing the happy dance with you.

Michelle
Good luck today. I'll be sending you good vibes all day.

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The doc was a bit upset with me that I didn't come in last week end. Note to self go to doctor when sick.
Met up with my bff for a late lunch and was back home by dark. Think I'll go next week end to get my hair cut.

ceejay52
02-15-2013, 11:48 AM
Oh, just read on msm home that a meteorite fell today. It exploded in Russia.

Laura705
02-15-2013, 12:35 PM
Morning all. TGIF! :broc:

Mel - Whoohoo on the weight loss! :goodscale Keep up the good work, and keep up the happy dance, it burns calories, lol. ;) Yeh, going through paperwork is just the pits. And the paper or the ink makes me itchy. It used to be those nasty carbonless forms, but now it's something else. Blech. Ooh, can't wait to get back to my Downton this weekend!! Sounds like it's getting good!

Ceejay - I wonder if there's other safety gear you could use to help not feel the effects of the chemicals. The plant may be doing the required minimum, but maybe there's more precautions?? Yeh, I dont' like to go to the doc with things like my annoying cough (finally disappearing, BTW), but when you're really feeling bad and it goes on for more than a day or two - why suffer?

Michelle - Positive vibes and hugs for you at court today. :goodvibes:goodvibes:hug::hug: Know that we're all there with you in spirit to get you through it!! :yes: I totally understand not being able to get to sleep last night - putting an official end to a 23-yr relationship - sure it makes you think.

Happy - Love the plant photo - they are heart-shaped aren't they?? :) Glad you got to go out for the burger yesterday! Yum. I generally don't eat a lot of red meat, so that's what I seem to get a lot of cravings for. Glad you're finally getting that snowblower. Though I was thinking that when you said your snowfall is frequently light and fluffy, you could use the leaf-blower to get rid of it, LOL. :lol: So when's the Sport show in Duluth? LOL re growing a beard amongst all the testosterone. Heehee. Bf got me some very pretty flowers. We don't go all out with big gifts, never have for this holiday. I did get my contacts. Happy to be wearing them - turns out I see the computer monitor better in them than with my glasses. Nope, no use for a typewriter anymore. My labelmaker is perfect for the file tab inserts, especially when I can just re-use most of the existing ones by slapping the label right over the existing writing.

Hi Annie! You're probably sneaking in on me as I type!!
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Last night bf and I went to the big appliance store to get the water filters for our fridge dispenser. Big exciting Val. Day outing, haha. Afterwards we went to the Middle Eastern restaurant for dinner. Yum!! We had lamb kabob sanwiches (in pita bread), a couple pieces of falafel, and baba ganoush dip (sort of like hummus). Love it! I managed to pass on buying a piece of baklava to go. The scale was down this morning, so I guess that was the right thing to do, LOL.

My weight is still just fluctuating up and down a pound or two, so I'm glad the WW at work appears to be a go. Next Friday is the informational/registr. meeting, and regular meetings will be on Tuesdays at lunchtime.

Tonight's a little bday dinner for Coal's 10th, and bf's mum is joining us. The four of us will eat steak! Yum. Sides for the humans will be sweet potato and green beans. Nice beginning to the 3-day weekend.

Actually, the nice beginning is when the office closes at 3 pm today! :D

Saturday morning I have a hair appointment, and that's it for my firm weekend plans. Other things I should do: laundry, more file purging/organizing, grocery shopping, dropping off donation items, EXERCISE. Things I want to do: Watch Downton, stop at the thrift shop, shop for fun things...funny how there's no overlap between the "should" and the "want". :shrug:

Okay, enough :blah: Time to get back to it.

happy2bme
02-15-2013, 12:48 PM
Morning chicks,

Lots going on around the house today so short post for me. Snowblower is on it's way but I think the truck is too big to go over the little bridge leading to our house so DH will have to go to a pick up point. Hopefully the machine fits in our 4Runner. If not, they will have to take the long road around to the house.

Ceejay - I did see that the meteorite crashed in Russia. Oh great, something new to worry about. Up to this point those things have either passed us by or burnt up in the atmosphere. I'm glad no one was killed but it's sad that people were hurt. I can only imagine how scary that had to be - particularly when it hits and you have no idea what happened. Sounds like you had more than an irritation to the chemicals in your throat. Did interupting the antibiotics affect this or was it just something that needed something a little stronger?

Michelle - take it easy with the court appearance today :hug: Hopefully it will be quick and relatively painless. I'm sure one party always has it more difficult than the other. Hopefully you will sleep well tonight and rise tomorrow and give a big stretch and decide what you are going to do with the rest of your life - after giving Santa a good pet on the head :D

Mel - I thought that picture was particularly pretty too. Something different than the standard red roses. Glad I could send you off to the office with a smile on your face. The smile will hide the fangs you are going to bite the person who steps out of line, right? :dracula: :lol: :congrats: on the weight loss!!!! :carrot: that's WONDERFUL. I hope it continues for you.

DH was all fired up this morning. Thought he had been overcharged (severely) for his new cpap mask that he doesn't even like. Turns out he read the paperwork wrong. Never mind. It was just like a skit of Emily Latella on Saturday Night Live. I told him he's getting a bit high strung lately. Don't know if it's the medicine or just his nervousness about the heart procedure...

Anyway I do need to finish a load of pants laundry so that I don't have to go out in my tidy whities. I'm thinking people will NOT mistake me for one of those Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. Speaking of which for the cover - where's her swimsuit???? Just bikini bottoms, a ski jacket and her big giant bazzoomies which although the guys are drooling over her, I think she has ugly boobs for a young girl. And the cover looks photoshopped too. Her breasts look about one and a half times the size of her face. I tell you, Viagra contributed to the downfall of modern society. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Have a good Friday ladies.

happy2bme
02-15-2013, 12:48 PM
there's Laura over my head again. Hi Laura :wave:

happy2bme
02-15-2013, 12:52 PM
:hb: Coal - enjoy your steak. Mommy is very good to you ;)

diyana
02-15-2013, 01:14 PM
Thanks for all the good vibes. I'll be leaving work in a couple hours. Meeting up with the ex before the hearing to get one last form filled out and signed.

Ceejay - I heard about the meteorite, but haven't seen the videos yet. I hear the videos are pretty spectacular. Glad you had a nice lunch with your bff. I hope you can find some way to protect yourself from the chemicals if they are a monthly part of your job.

Laura - My shoulds and wants don't overlap much either. I have to do laundry this weekend...and a little cleaning...but mostly I'm focusing on doing what I want to do. I'm going to a inner strength, self-love, self-confidence workshop tomorrow morning, followed by driving to Morton Grove, IL to go to a fundraiser for my friend's Moose Lodge. And on Sunday, I'm taking Santa to a doggie playtime that's geared for smaller breed dogs. :) Should be lots of fun for both of us! Please give Coal a big huge b'day hug for me. I hope you all enjoy your steak!

Happy - I actually enjoy the Sport show we have here in Milwaukee. I walk quickly by the booths for hunting guides/excursions so I don't have to focus on the stuffed dead animals or photos. I do enjoy the fishing booths. And they usually have dog training demonstrations and lumberjack demonstrations which are fun to watch. I mostly focused on petting the dogs. That, for me, was the best part of the show. :yes: I hope they get the snowblower delivered without too much trouble. I am hoping for a good night's sleep tonight...and tomorrow is truly the first day of the rest of my life! :dance: This Sunday, in between laundry and the dog playtime, I will spend time sorting through my boxes and take a first draft at updating my resume so that I am truly getting more prepared for my move west. Your DH has to not get so fired up....no matter what happens. :nono: I did get a chuckle from your reference to Emily Latella. I can hear her say, "Never mind." :rofl: I haven't seen the SI swimsuit cover, so I'll take your word for it.

Gotta get some more stuff taken care of before I leave.

diyana
02-15-2013, 09:15 PM
The hearing went well. Thank you all for your tremendous love and support.

My ex, his mom and i went out to dinner. He and I toasted to the good times, and sincerely wished each other all the best as we embark on the next chapters of our lives. :) It was a good way to get closure, so to speak.

I'm hoping to have a restful, relaxing night's sleep. :)

ceejay52
02-15-2013, 09:17 PM
Nothing new here. Went to lunch with my friend and didn't over eat. Went to H and R block to get my income taxes done. Woot, woot, I'm getting a refund. :dance:

Michelle
Sounds like this week end will be fun. It's always nice to have some time for yourself.

Happy
Did the snow blower finally arrive? No the interruption of meds didn't cause this. I think I've had bronchitis. My cough was really deep. The second dose of med is needed to clear up the deep seeded sinus infection.

Annie
Where are you?

Laura
It's okay to over lap things. I do it all the time. As far as the chemical irritation goes, I'll have to put up with it until I decided to retire. Arkansas law on Fluoride is that cities under 5,000 in population isn't required to have it. However, those over 5,000 do, and we are just above that at 7700 people.

MELODY525
02-16-2013, 09:51 AM
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GOOD MORNING & HAPPY SATURDAY
I WANT TO THIINK BEACHY THOUGHTS TODAY.:sunny:

THANKS FOR THE CONGRATS. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE LOSS.
WHEN I HIT 193 I GOT NERVOUS.
I COULD SEE MYSELF GOING BACK TO 200.
JEN & RICHIE BOUGHT ME NUTRISYSTEM IN JANUARY.
BUT I DIDN'T BEGIN TILL THE 1/11.
I WANTED TO TALK TO THE DR FIRST.
HE SAID OK BUT WATCH THE FACE.
SO FAR SO GOOD. FEELING BETTER IN AFEW AREAS OF MY LIFE.
THINGS SEEM GOOD. THE FACE HAS ALMOST CLEARED UP ENTIRELY
DURING THE HOLS, MY NOSE AREA BROKE OUT AND WOULDN'T HEAL.
SO IT LOOKS FOR NOW THE ROSACEA IS GOING BACK INTO REMISSION.
THE DR IS THRILLED I LOST THE 8 LBS SINCE DECEMBER.
MY BREATHING HAS IPROVED AT NIGHT ALSO.
SO THAT'S BEEN MY SECRET THESE LAST 6 WEEKS. :dancer:
I WILL PROBABLY ONTINUE UNTIL I HIT A PLATEAU.
I LOVE THE HEAT AND EAT PART.
NO WORK, NO COOKING, NO BIG SHOPPING. WORKS FOR ME.

I THINK THE NEXT 3 DAYS WILL BE GOOD ONES.
WE'RE OFF TO A QUIET START AND THAT'S USUALLY A GOOD SIGN.
THERE ARE SO MANY "ISSUES" IN THE OFFICE IT'S LIKE WORKING IN A MINE FIELD.
I AM LIKE "GET OVER IT ALREADY & LET'S MOVE ON".
THINKING NEXT WEEK I WILL MAKE MYSELF SCARCE.
TODAY WILL JUST BE A RESTFUL DAY. :beach:
HOPE YOURS IS TOO:encore:





MICHELLE....GLAD TO THERE THERE WAS SOME KIND OF CLOSURE.
IT MUST BE A RELIEF TO HAVE THAT PART OF IT OVERWITH.
SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS YOUR WAY.
FIND A PEACEFUL PATH. DON'T ADD ANY DRMA RIGHT NOW:hug:




CEEJAY.....NOTE TO YOU...GO TO THE DR WHEN SICK:lol3:
HOPING YOU'LL FEEL BETTER OVER THE WEEKEND.
TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF:hug:
DINNER AND HOME BY DARK?? YOU DIRTY STAY OUT YOU!:belly:



LAURA...YOUR TODO LIST IS SIMILAR TO ALL OF OURS I BET.:rofl:
I MISSED COAL'S BD DINNER?? I LOVE STEAK!!!
HOPE HE HAD A GOOD TIME :hb:
GOOD TO HEAR ABOUT WW BEING AT THE JOB.
DO PEOPLE GET FRIENDLIER WHEN STUFF LIKE THAT GOES ON??
JUST WONDERING.



HAPPY.....I ABOUT FELL OUT OF THE CHAIR WITH YOUR SPORTS ILLUS.
ROFLMYAZZOFF:rofl: :rofl: TOO FRASSING FUNNY!
I PROBABLY WOKE UP MY NEIGHBOR WHO SLEEP IN ON THE WEEKENDS!!!
THE GOOD THING IS SHE'LL NEVER DROWN WITH THOSE BUILT IN WATER WINGS
MEN DON'T REALLY CARE WHERE THE BATHING SUIT IS. DIDN'T YOU KNOW THAT???:lol3: :lol3:
if i keep losing weight...there won't be any bazoomies to run over in the morning.
that might be a good thing!! lolololololol OOPS...LOT MY CAPS.
YES I LOVE THE FLOWERS STILL AND SHOWED JEN LAST NIGHT.
SHE LIKES GRAPHICS TOO.
HOPE THE BLOWER CAN BE DELIVERED OK.
ALSO HOPE DH CALMS DOWN. PROBABLY NERVES.

ceejay52
02-16-2013, 11:08 AM
Mel
Good for you in doing the Nutrisystem program. I like the heat and part of any menu plan. But I'm getting back into the swing of cooking. I did find that Kroger has some of the Nutrisystem shakes that are good. I'm going to look to see if they have any of the frozen entree's today. To bad we don't have a Kroger here. I'll have to drive 20 miles one way to get to one.

As soon as the washer is through I'm heading out the door to finish up my shopping. The do some cooking for next week.

happy2bme
02-16-2013, 01:30 PM
Hi ladies,

Happy Saturday. Snowblower arrived. Now all we need is snow. Right now we have sun and weather in the single digits and teens during the day. COLD at night. This is Berkie week - people will be starting to pour into town for the big ski race and mid week they will be closing off main street to divert traffic so I need to get my grocery list together and do what I need to before Wednesday.

DH decided he doesn't want to go to Duluth to see the Sportman's show after all. Says he's interested in boats and not sure how many they will have. That's ok by me, my foot is not feeling up to alot of walking. Yesterday we went to another town and the therapist was very helpful and gave him some stuff for his CPAP machine. We then went to a Mexican restaurant I'd been wanting to try. Excellent food - even if I could only eat fish. We will definitely be going back there again. Not sure what we will do today. He was making snarky comments about me staying up late and sleeping in but hey :shrug: I've said it until I'm blue in the face :( that if you want to go somewhere early THEN TELL ME and I will go to bed early and be ready early. But :no: that don't happen. Anyway...

Mel - so happy that the Nutrisystem is working well for you and is not giving you any problems. I can see how you'd be nervous to see the scale creeping up. Not like you can take up marathon running or something. I'm sure the few extra pounds off and fluids would make breathing easier and that's always a good thing. I hope this continues to work out well for you. Can't beat the ease of heat and eat. Do you just supplement with some fresh fruits and veggies?

Ceejay - yay on getting a tax refund. Have fun with it. I would hate being around all those chemicals - like a beautician, I guess it catches up with you after a while. Hope your throat is feeling better.

Michelle - glad you had a peaceful end yesterday. What a good idea to toast to the good times. I think the worst thing of splitting up is that you tend to forget that there were some good times. Now get busy with the rest of your life. ;)

Laura - how did Coal like his birthday dinner? I imagine he's not very fussy. You didn't make him wear a birthday :hat: did you? :lol: I guess in the spirit of sisterhood, I will clean my office area to as you have inspired me.

Geez - someone send the dogs out looking for Shad and Annie... :mag: Hope everything is ok.

Well I'm going to go look for something to eat and get busy here. Have a good weekend all. :wave:

ceejay52
02-16-2013, 02:54 PM
Pooh I've been to the Kroger store in Blytheville but no such luck in finding those Nutrisystem shakes.

Happy
Glad the snow blower finally got there. I'm thinking the same thing about sending the troops out to look for Shad and Annie. Both are probably busy.
Throat is better today but still congested. Stay warm. This Arkansas gal doesn't like single digit weather.

annie175
02-16-2013, 05:32 PM
Hello Ladies....I am here! Just lots going on at work with the move and finding things in crates to do the job at hand.

My Saturday.

Arrive at Sissy's house at 9:00 am. Played with my lil man and Ainsley till Sam was ready to go...10:00 am.

We headed off to the bank....then to Goodwill to drop junk...then to Aldi's to get groceries....then to Menards to get a shower rod for Dad's bathroom....then to Texas Roadhouse for Lunch, um yum..grilled chicken ceaser salad. Brought the rest home for later....then to Jared's Jewelry to get my 6 month cleaning of all my jewelry that C bought for me...then to Cosmo Prof to get shampoo etc at Sissy's discount...then to C's house to load more trash for pick up and put to the curb and to load the decorative stone for our yard here...then to Madame Love's to get pedicures. Needless to day I spent about 500 bucks today. Oh and while at Jareds...got two rings size that were my momma's. One for Sissy and one for me. Got home at 4pm, let miss sass out, then unloaded the car. Put the washer into the dryer. Here I sit typing...posting before I lose...brb

annie175
02-16-2013, 05:42 PM
CHELLE...welcome to the first day of the rest of your NEW life. Congrats on making it to the very end of the last chapter and on to the next....glad you and xdh could come to toasting on your future. When my divorce was final, I still wanted a car to run over my ex....actually I still want on to run over him, but not as badly as when first divorced. Only for different reasons. Not because he still owes me 12K, but because how he treats my children...My children, not his, he was only a sperm donor. The MF. ok moving on.

HAPPY...murphy's law....get a snowblower, no snow. Heck I may buy one just so we don't get any snow...lol

CEEG....I will look around her for your nutrisystem shakes...maybe we have them in some of the upper crust grocery stores on the north side where I work. If so I will get you some and ship them.

MELLIE...proud of your loss...I will look for nutrisystem goodies for you also. hugs.

LAURA...omg...lamb...I have tried that so many ways prepared. I just do not like it...but so glad you did. Happy V day to you and BF!

SHADDIE...are you on hiates or just so stinkin busy....God only knows in your crazy world...Hugs.

Gotta think of what to fix for dinner....C and I have decided to skip our night out tonight and go for lunch tomorrow as he is working late and I am pooped.

Have a great weekend all, at least what is left of it.

Hugs.

Shad
02-16-2013, 10:16 PM
Morning all,
Been missing in action recently because I have been relatively busy - no not with work - but with entertaining -Dinner for the likewise stranded contractors who have no family up here - and also making a couple of decisions and finally because I have to write a document on setting up a training school and all the entailed decisions that goes with that. Seems that a good friend of mine who owns a consulting business is going into the training field as a sideline for his business. He would like me to head it up. Sort of semi retirement job. Won't be a full year of work - at least probably not in the beginning - who knows if it works out the way he hopes.

Laura - luck Coal, steak for his birthday. My two used to get a shin bone at Christmas and their birthday. All wrapped up in paper and tinsel with a card. I didn't put it out until the appropriate day for obvious reasons. Then they had to rip off the paper before they could get to the goods.

Michelle - well it is now done. I'm glad to hear that it finished on a positive note and now you can rightly get up in the morning, stretch and say that this day is mine, what will I make of it. No back ups, no seconds, nowhere to shift the blame. Seize your day.

Ceejay - hope you are now feeling much better and ready to go again.

Annie - much as we think we should, we can not interfere with the way others percieve such times as Valentines day or Christmas or what ever. For me, I couldn't care less. I am not likely to buy anything for anyone - even when I was married, and I didn't expect to get anything. It is, as far as I am concerned a commercial gimmick. I have birthdays, Mothers day, Christmas and New Year for all that crap.
Our office is shifting as well on the 21st February. We are going out into the wilderness to a place called Palmerston. Can't see that our move will be any better than yours.

Mel - Hope things are working out for you in the office. Don't forget to pace yourself. Everything DOES NOT HAVE to be done yesterday!
I am home next weekend. Maybe try for that phone call then.

Happy - I'm starting to worry about your DH. All this ranting and raving and gnashing of teeth. It's not like him at all.

So as I was telling Annie, we are moving offices as well. And we have a new boss. She seems very determined and very with it to get on with the job. However I don't think I am going to get what I want out of it. Seems we have all been offered a one month extension. Really? One whole month? I won't be taking it up and will be gone from here by March 28th latest.

I'm not moving from my apartment and the company is not paying for my rental car anymore so I was thinking of another way of getting out there. It's 21Kilometres away. The company said, take the bus. Not this little black duck, besides Palmerston after dark is not the safest place to be so if you work late and then go for the bus you could be in deep doodoo and taxis won't go out there often. I was going to get hold of my consulting company and tell them to book the car to me. I would pay the $$ per day. However they have come up with a better idea. They are going to send the office car up for us three, which is really nice of them. We just have to pay for the petrol we use.

Seems I must have missed a few posts cause when i went to the attachments area, all these new and exciting posts came up. I should really read more carefully. But anyway, I had better get on with my white paper on training, training rooms and documentation.
I'll leave you with this little interesting observation from the New Zealand Nutters club. See attached.

MELODY525
02-17-2013, 09:03 AM
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Good Morning everyone.
Lovely weekend so far. Very quiet.
I think the drama of the office is making the seniors quiet on the weekends.
I got the idea from litle snippets of converstaions yesterday & some confidences.
I told them soon the weather will be nice and we can get away and sit outside.
Now watch it snow until JUNE!!!!!
Nothing new here. Spending today with the kids.
Time for a shower and brekkie.
Have a blessed Sunday everyone:angel:




CEEJAY~ I like the program but the soy had a bad affect on me a few yrs ago.
I didn't know that Krogers was carrying it. Great
Sorry they didn't have the shakes.
I like the taste of them but I can't handle that much liquidy sucralose.
I changed my order from QVC where I get the foods from.
Walmarts in some areas carry NS too. But not in NJ.
Hope your weekend keeps going so well!!!:hug:





HAPPY~ Hope DH finds his "happy place".
It's the Winter and test results nagging a the back of his mind.
Try not to kill him this week :lol3:
At least staying home gves your tootsies a rest.
Thanks & yes with NS you have to buy the dairy and produce.
But it's not much cause I can't fit a lot in there.
I over bought this month and had to give Jen some.
Th expiration dates were too cloe.
The Dr had said last year...eat their food first,
then fit the veggies in but smaller amts or baby food.
So in a way....this fits right in with my other "problems".
The Mexican restaurant sounded like a wonderful place to go!!
Have a great weekend back at ya!




ANNIE~ WOW! what a busy day you had.
Sounded like a day in the life of the Energizer bunny!!!:bunny2:
And thanks, I am very excited and hoping this plan works.
Do you get today off??? or more running around??? LOL



SHAD.....definitely next weekend is good or me.
I will give Jen the phone & keys for the 50 odd hours we'll be talking:rofl: :rofl:
I hope the friends idea pans out and he makes a big go of it.
Is he easy to work with???
I bet the people you go to work with must love you!
No one else would have gotten a car sent up to them.:rofl:
"Take a bus"....now really what were they thinking?!?!:rollpin:
It will be good to hear all the details!! HA!!!!!!!! See you then.
PS: hope the back is 100% :hug:

annie175
02-17-2013, 09:38 AM
Good Morning My Lovely Ladies....

Not sure what is on the agenda. C didn't get home til 8:20 last night so our VD dinner didn't happen, instead I made grilled cheese sandwiches with Edam and Cheddar cheeses. Then slice up potatos as if I were going to fry them but instead baked them in the oven with a little garlic salt sprinkled on them...I knew C was famished so I just ate a grilled cheese and let him have all the tatos. Sam and I had a great lunch so I was not all that hungry anyway. Today we are going to Fujiyama Steakhouse of Japan for the hibachi lunch. Kind of a good deal as it is WAY cheaper for the same things you get at dinner and tastes just as good. C is still in bed so I don't know if we are going to have to do work for his job or not. Kind of think not as he worked so late last night. I need to clean house as I have not done a thorough cleaning in about a month other than dust here, vacuum there, mop this now and then. Need to go from top to bottom, I may wait till next Saturday when there is not quite as much on the agenda.

SHADDIE...wow I don't blame you for going out in the slums at night to catch a bus or taxi that won't go to that area. Heck, I won't even go downtown Indy at night without a man or large group of people. Besides I hate driving downtown. Too many shootings down there also. Hope you get your training docs all done.

MELLIE...and God bless you too, my on-line friend. It will not snow in June. That is my birthday month and I refuse to let it snow. Bad enough we have to deal with the rain in June. Enjoy your day with the kiddos.

Have a great day/night all....

Loves and hugs.

ceejay52
02-17-2013, 10:05 AM
Morning
Annie
Glad you were having an enjoyable day with daughter. Sounded like fun.
Thanks for the offer of getting those shakes. I can get them in Jonesboro. I'll just get more of them next week end.

Shad
Entertaining the troops-- good for you.

Mel
Hope your day continues to be quiet.

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Had a note in my box this morning stating that I go to city council tomorrow afternoon for my 20 year award pin. Not looking forward to that at all.
My sinus infection is finally getting well--not 100%--but I'm feeling better and voice is not as raspy.

It's back to work this morning and I'm praying it will be quiet for the day.

Laura705
02-17-2013, 01:10 PM
Morning all.

Michelle - How was the workshop and the fundraiser yesterday? The doggie playtime sounds fun - hope both you and Santa enjoy it. Nice way to end the court appearance. I'm glad you and your ex are able to end things nicely and were ready to revisit happier times already - and together. I don't think many couples do.

Annie - Sounds like a busy and productive day yesterday. Hope you're taking a breather today - for at least some of the day. Enjoy your lunch - sounds fantastic!

Ceejay - Yay for a refund!! Congrats on the 20 years! Yeh, I wouldn't want any special attention...but I wouldn't mind more than a pin as recognition for my years of service, LOL.

Mel - Glad things are looking up. Now to just keep work from driving you nuts!! Glad the nutrisystem is working for you. Easy certainly helps!!

Shad - Sounds like an interesting venture into the training biz for your friend. And maybe the same for you?? Glad you arranged the car for you and your co-workers. The bus sounded risky!

Happy - Glad the snowblower made it to your house safely. Now you're prepared for the snow, and if, thanks to Murphy's Law, you don't get anymore snow - that's fine too!!!! Yummm, Mexican food! Glad you enjoyed it. Sorry dh is a bit cranky these days. Maybe he should go to the sport show just to raise his spirits! Hope you get all your shopping and errands done before the influx of visitors. :) Nope, we didn't make Coal wear a party hat, LOL.

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Nothing much to report. Coal enjoyed his steak, and so did bf and I - although one steak was much tastier than the other. We shared both.

Yesterday I had my touchup/haircut, and I also ran a couple errands and hit the thrift shop. Forgot to ask if the shop is discontinuing the sale of clothing, but all of the clothes besides dressy clothes and coats were $1. I bought a blouse and a pair of khakis. The pants were a size down for me, and I was able to zip and button them, but are a very snug fit. Five pounds later they might be perfect...we'll see. Also bought another LeSportsac purse, as well as a soup spoon and a tablespoon for work, a cute coffee mug, and five paperback books...all for $5.50. Now, if I were smart, I'd find 5 old books sitting untouched on the shelf to put in the donation bag...not sure why I'm keeping books I've already read...I rarely re-read books. Except maybe some from my school days that I feel I might have a greater appreciation for because I'm reading them voluntarily. :lol:

After that it was puttering, tv, a dog walk, lunch, a Walmart run, then some reading. The book is due tomorrow and I'm only about halfway through. Plenty of reading time tomorrow if I so choose. :book2:

Today has been lazing with tea and the paper. Later I'll probably go to Trader Joe's. It's nice and sunny right now, that makes me happy. :sunny:

Everyone have a great day today!!

happy2bme
02-17-2013, 02:12 PM
Hey chicks Happy Sunday to yahs,

Yesterday after DH went out to look at boats I took the opportunity to be by myself to scurry around (often in 5 directions) trying to get some things done here. I had to pay close attention to really focus on just one thing at a time. He came back a couple of hours later and we talked about boats. He is undecided about a pontoon boat (think of a human sized barge on floats) or a fishing boat or no boat at all. We had a good discussion. Bounced some ideas around. He had a good point, we are being very very conservative in our spending and are doing well at that and he said he'd hate to have money saved, be hesitant to spend any of it for fear we'd run out but they we didn't enjoy any of it and passed it along to someone else. I totally get his thinking. And BTW, I'm thinking that his concern over this heart procedure has got him in the cranky bits right now. I have called him out on a few times when I felt he was being excessive just so he realizes he's doing that and we can avoid an unnecessary argument. Anyway we went to the casino last night. Both of us walked out with a few extra dollars in our pockets but OMG did we stink and I mean STINK of cigarettes. Ugh. Stopped at Walmart to pick up a few things and I was almost embarassed at anyone who was around us because we reeked. However, many of the Walmart shoppers smell exactly like this so perhaps they considered us their peeps. We both took a shower and he settled in to watch some TV and I sat at the computer. While going through a box I found these booties I had bought that you put in the microwave to warm up. I thought this might help the bursitis foot. The warmth felt nice but no real relief. The pain is getting pretty bad. It is spreading to a larger part of the foot and I hate to keep taking so many anti inflammatories when they don't seem to be making any difference. The only shoes I can really wear are my crocs and my snow boots. Anything else - even the shoes I wore at the shop earlier, now make my foot hurt even worse. I see the doctor a week from tomorrow. Not sure what else we can do. She did say it's a stubborn condition to treat. Last night it was cold - minus 12F. The house - particularly the deck - really creaks bad when it's that cold. I'm sitting here upstairs in the quiet and BAM!!! sounds like a buffalo ran into the house full force. It can be disconcerting. I guess it looks like we'll get some snow on Friday. That will be good - it's the day of the big ski race and while the trail groomers probably wish we'd get a bit more earlier this week, it will put everyone in the mood if it snows on Friday. Not sure we want to go into town and mostly get stuck in horrendous traffic (kinda like being around Woodfield shopping Mall at Christmas time) but worse because you are in stand still mode with traffic backed up in spots from what I understand. Everyone says we should see it once. I figured I'd do it if I was still working at the popcorn shop since the finish line is just down the street from there and the racers go right by. But since I'm not there any more maybe we'll just put it off until next year ;)

Laura - isn't it wierd how sometimes 2 steaks will taste totally different? We're having steak bites tonight for supper with some TGI Friday's fried green beans and a salad. I hope they come out well - sure are good in the restaurant. Sounds like you have a really good thrift store out by you. Lots of little treasures. Good point about the books that can get new homes. Perhaps like Annie you have to make a bag of stuff and set it by the door for your next trip. I think Sundays are just made for tea and the newspaper. Seems like if you don't read it on Sunday it just lays around until the next week's edition. Go out and enjoy the sunshine when you're done.

Ceejay - I kind of agree with Laura. It's nice they recognize service anniversaries but after 20 years, would be nice if they gave you 20,000 dollars instead of a dinky pin :lol: And I can imagine that you are not the type who wants alot of recognition in city hall anyway. Just smile and nod. Will it be just you or a couple of people getting their pins? Glad you are starting to feel better.

Annie - poor C - sounds like he's got such a strenuous job and works really really hard. You are good to help him considering you have so much of your own work too. Alot of time sounds like you are just 2 ships passing by in a sleepy fog. Enjoy your hibachi lunch. I do love that food and preparation method. Sometimes lunch is not only a better deal price wise but also better portions.

Mel - cute graphic this morning. We can all use a bit of blessing ;) So is TJ about to head into financial difficulties because you stopped buying food there since the beginning of the year? They might send a shopping bus just for you. We want our Mellie back :lol: Sounds like the office people are 10 times worse than the seniors. Are they seniors in training :rofl:

Shad - I think it's a FABULOUS idea to have you lay out the plan for a training center. You have so much experience in that area and you know how to anticipate the different kinds of students which also helps alot. This seems like something slow to start but will catch quickly and you might be working longer hours in your "retirement" than you do now. However you do seem to put in long days as it is. But maybe this will be a much more pleasant experience than dealing with the dunderheads in the corporate world. Please be careful in the new town. I don't think of bad areas in your country but I guess they are everywhere. I'm glad the agency cares enough about it's contractors to pay for a car for them to be safe. Will you get a stun gun too??? Just as well then that you only have about 6 more weeks to go although if the whole crew feels as you did about the extension and they all walk, they might be considering that.

It's bright and sunny outside but quite chilly so I think I will continue on my mission here of clean sweeping each room one by one. It does look nice decluttered. At one point I started unpacking boxes and didn't get the chance to finish so I made more of a mess sorting things than I did cleaning. And I'm getting tired of looking at it. Also the respiratory therapist told us about a butcher store out by her. DH wants to check it out but my freezer is chock full at this point. I need to stick my face in there and plan on using some of the meats for meals this week to make room for other stuff. Geez I hope he's not thinking bison burgers :p Anyway have a good Sunday ladies.

diyana
02-17-2013, 07:38 PM
Happy Sunday evening ladies,

The workshop I went to on Saturday morning was wonderful! Then I drove to my ex's house and he and I drove to Chicago to go to the spaghetti dinner fundraiser. It was great seeing our friend, and I'm glad my ex went with me so he could drive. Santa and I had to skip the doggie playtime because even though the information online didn't mention anything about providing vaccination records, the place called me late Friday afternoon (while I was in court) and told me the records were necessary. So I couldn't get the vet to fax them over before they closed on Friday. But Santa played with my ex's two dogs all day yesterday and also this morning. And then I took him to the dog park...and now we'll take a short walk. He should be plenty tired and happy this evening. :)

I've got a friend who is getting a divorce from her husband...just in the very early stages...they haven't even filed the paperwork yet. She doesn't have a full time job, so she can't afford an apartment. I told her that I will check with my landlord and as long as my landlord doesn't mind, she can move in with me. I reminded her up front that I'm only going to be in WI for another 6 or 7 months at the most, but if she gets more hours at work by then she can talk with the landlord about taking over the lease. We'll see. She has friends who live closer to downtown Milwaukee where her job and other activities are, so she might move in with them. Doesn't really matter to me either way. If she wants to move in....fine....if she moves somewhere else, that's cool too.

I've gotta to take Santa for a walk. I'll try and catch up on personals tonight or tomorrow morning.

Much love,

1day@atime
02-18-2013, 12:10 AM
Just lost my long post to everyone! so here we go again...

Just wanted to let you all know my dad was diagnoised with Cancer on Thursday. It's in the stomach, don't know any more as far as stage etc. He is going in for Cat/Pet scan on Tuesday. Please keep him in your prayers.

Mitchelle - You are a much Stronger woman than me. I don't know if I would of been able to toast with the man. But I will toast to you... May 2013 bring you all the Happiness and Love you deserve!

Annie - You are a busy woman..How is your father doing?

Happy - What did you get diagnoised with? I have tendonitis in both feet. Wearing that boot has really helped and I also ice my heels every night for about 20 minutes each foot, 2 to 3 times each foot.

Ceejay - Happy 20th Anniversay. I too don't like when my company does the presentations, but that is a great accomplishment these days. Wish they gave better gifts..

Laura - I love going to thrift stores. You never know what you will find. Do you all have a 1/2 price book store? We have them here and you can take your books and sell back to them. I hope you enjoyed your sunshine day!

Mel - great job on the weight loss. I know a few people on the nutrisystem and they have done great. I think any program works, whether it be nutrisystem, Jenny Criag or WW, it just having to have the mindset that this is it and follow the program. You can do it..

Shad - Great news on the job. Would you be working from your home or away. You have so much experience with training and you see the pitfalls or the areas that sometimes get overlooked. I think you would do a great job on setting this up.

I hope I didn't miss anyone!

Shad
02-18-2013, 05:49 AM
Evening all,

Just got back from a swim. 14 lengths of the pool, cramp in my toes and puffing like a whale. Really have to get fitter than this.

Patty - so sorry to hear about your Dad. Hope he has good treatment and a good prognosis. Such a horrid disease.
If I take up this job, I will mostly be working from home. It will make a big change. It is a bit of a risk and a challenge but Mick and his gang of three seem to think their is a niche and it will work. It probably will if they do their homework properly and they seem to be.

Michelle - you seem to be seeing and doing more things with the ex than previously. Good to have friendship there after the marriage has passed.

Happy - glad to hear that you won a few bucks at the pokies. I know what you mean about stinking. I had to stand next to a woman at a meeting the other day and she had been smoking. What a pong. Guess we used to smell like that when we smoked as well.
Hope the foot comes rights soon.
As for the boat, a friend of mine said (and I quote) 'the best day of my life when I bought that boat - second best day was when I sold it.' Personally if you can get year round use out of it and are prepared for that, then okay. But if not, why tie up the savings. Why not rent one when you need it.

This thing is performing badly. Back shortly. Post before lose.

MELODY525
02-18-2013, 07:38 AM
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HAPPY PRESIDENTS DAY.

ANOTHER LOVELY HOLIDAY.
GLAD TO BE OFF BUT FREEZING.
-1 LAST NIGHT & ALL RADIATORS ON FULL STEAM AHEAD:brr:
NOTHING NEW HERE AND ALMOST LOST MY POST.
MUST BE THE OPERATOR!!:rofl:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.






PATTY....I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DAD.
OF COURSE WE WILL KEEP HIM IN OUR PRAYERS & THOUGHTS.
PLEASE KEEP US POSTED ON HOW HE'S DOING.
AND YOU & THE FAMILY:hug:



SHAD....ARE THE TOES UNCURLED YET??
WHERE IS THE POOL? AT THE HOTEL GYM??? :swim:




I HAVE TO GO BACK A PAGE & READ....BE RIGHT BACK................

MELODY525
02-18-2013, 08:08 AM
PART DEUX



ANNIE...SORRY YOU MISSED THE VD DINNER. POOR C WITH ALL THIS LATE WORK.
BUT YOUR DINNER SOUNDED JUST AS GOOD.
OK....I PROMISE....NO SNOW IN JUNE.
MY PLACE NEEDS A THOROIUGH CLEANING.
ESPECIALLY THE CARPETS.
BUT I CAN WAIT TILL YOU'RE DONE WITH YOUR HOUSE:lol3:





CEEJAY.....A 20 YEAR PIN!!:cheer2: THAT'S GREAT.
HOPE WORK WAS QUIET FOR YOU YESTERDAY.
AND GLAD TO HEAR YOU'RE FEELING BETTER:hug:
HANG IN THERE....YOUR PANSY AVATAR PROVES SPRING IS NEAR!!




LAURA....I SEE YOU ARE THINKING BEACHY THOUGHTS AT YOUR HOUSE.
LOVE THE AVATAR...I THINK I SAW IT YESTERDAY??
GOING SENILE. FORGIVE ME:crazy:
I SEE YOU ARE KEEPING VERY BUSY!
YOU GOT A BIOG BANG FOR YOUR BUCKS! WOW!
NICE PLACE TO SHOP.
LET ME LOOSE WOTH A CREDIT CARD!!:lol3:




HAPPY.....LOVE YOUR LITTLE BIRDIE. REMINDS ME OF OURS.
TJ'S STILL GOT A LOT OF MONEY FROM ME THIS MONTH.
I SHOPPED AND TREATED THE KIDS TOO. LOL
I THINK YOU ARE SON RIGHT WITH DH.
IT'S THE WAITING THAT KILLS THE MOODS.
VERY SORRY TO HEAR THE FOOT SAGA CONTINUES.
I WAS HOPING NOT WORKING WOULD CAUSE A MIRACLE OF SORTS:hug:
IF YOU GET A BOAT, I'LL WAVE FROM THE DOCK!!! LOLOLOL
PLEASE KEEP YOUR TEMPS OUT BY YOU.
THEY'RE STARTING TO CREEP OVER THE PLAINS & ROCKIES TO MY NECK OF THE WOODS.
I DON'T EVEN THINK MY WHEELCHAIR WOULD WORK IN -14!!!!!





MICHELLE...GOOD TO HEAR YOU HAD FUN AT THE FUNDRAISER.
IN A WAY I HOPE YOUR FRIEND MOVES IN WITH THE OTHER FRIENDS.
I JUST DON'T THINK YOU NEED MORE DRAMA.
ESPECIALLY SOMEONE ELSES.
UNLESS IT'S FINANCIAL. SHARING THE COST OF THE APT WOULD BE NICE.
EITHER WAY...I JUST HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR YOU.

annie175
02-18-2013, 09:31 AM
Good Morning All....

We went to our VD lunch yesterday and it was FAB! Brought at least 1/3 of it home for left overs. We made it to the paint store to get the paint to paint the inside of Cs house. Dropped it by there. Chris is going to do the painting as C and I would never have enough time to paint the entire inside of his house. Chris does these things as side jobs to add to their income. We also stopped by Bed, Bath, and Beyond to get a twin mattress pad for dad's bed. His bed is all put together with maroon and green plaid comforter etc. Now I just need to get a small desk for his computer, he is bringing the remainder for his room, dresser, TV, night stand, computer chair and his dvd player. He will have his bedroom/living room in one room. We went by dad's to visit. He just got Netflix on his TV so I got to watch episode 1 of the first season of Downtown Abbey...I am hooked. Went home to reserve on line at the library and it said my library card was expired. Then went on Amazon and ordered season 1 for 16.00 will have it in a few days.

MELLIE...Happy Prezzie Day to you too. Altho I have to work today. Blah! Trying not to miss any days so I can build up my PTO time. I am at about 80 hours right now. When I come and clean for you...you will have to sit quietly in the corner or leave the apartment, I do 50 things at once and cannot have road bumps in my way. Sassy gladly stays outside now when I clean. lol Oh and FYI I also bought my first yoga dvd (beginners) on Amazon, it should be here in a few days. Hopefully I will put it to use...

SHADDIE...shue weee, 14 lengths in the pool, I could probably only do that in the baby pool. lol. I am hoping when warmer weather gets here I will be motivated to get my b*tt out and move a bit more. We have a couple of outside projects to do so that helps.

CEEG...ok on the shakes but just let me know if you need help in getting them. I am sure they have them around Indy. Glad you are finally getting better. A 20 year pin, congrats!! I was at RCA/GE/Thomson for 23 years and all I got was the door hitting me in the a$$.

PATTY...so sorry to hear about your dad. Hopefully the docs can come up with a sure fire get well plan for dad. My dad is doing ok, he will be moving in with us in a couple of months.

CHELLE...sounds like you had an enjoyable weekend. Good for you. More power to you with the friend moving in with you. When Jan moved in with me it was a bit stressful. Even tho she was a clean aholic like me, she did smoke, outside, but I could still smell it on her clothes and bedding. Blah.

HAPPY...oh pontoon boats are so fun, especially if you take a few friends with you and make it a party. They are such a relaxing good time. Glad you got some "HAPPY" time with DH was away. Even if I don't accomplish anything, I enjoy me time.

LAURA...mmmm chai tea latte' and a book for a Sunday afternoon. That sounds blissful to me. Have you tried the chai tea latte's from Starbucks with non-fat milk? They are soooooo good. What a bargain you got on your thrift store catch. Good for you!!

Guess I had better start packing up my desk, only 3 days till move day.

Have a marvelous Monday all.

Love and hugs

ceejay52
02-18-2013, 10:11 AM
Laura
You would blend right in at my sister's. She loves Chia tea.

Patty
So sorry to hear about your dad's cancer. Hope they have a good prognosis and treatment.

Annie
I'll keep you in mind if I can't find those shakes. I found them at Kroger in Jonesboro but the one in Blytheville didn't have them. Not quiet as big of a store. Is Curtis putting his house on the market?

Shad
This sounds like a good job for you. Good for you in getting in the pool.

Mel
Yes it waas quiet yesterday at work. But the phone is ringing to much this morning. The light office will be taking over soon.

Happy
I would love to have gotten your reward of 20,000 dollars. I'd retire for sure. Sounds like you had fun at the casino. The enviroment is one of the reason's I don't like to go. Don't think my sinuses could handle that.

Michelle
I'm glad you had a good week end. Hope things work out if the friend moves in with you. Some times that is not a good idea.

-------
I'm still improving but I think all the antibiotics I've been taking has done a number on my stomach. My stomach was giving me fits last night.
But that is better this morning. I'm going to start taking one per day instead of two per day. However, the sinus infection is still there.
I asked my boss this morning if he would pick up my pin for me this afternoon and he said he would. I don't want to go--I still don't feel 100% either

Forgot to mention that I watched part of Downton Abbey last night on PBS. I could get involved in this. Love the era.

happy2bme
02-18-2013, 02:11 PM
Hi ladies,

I'm going to be more organized. That is my goal for today. Laundry, change the bedclothes, clean out the refrigerator and do t house much while the craziness of race week is upon us in town.

Patty - I am so very sorry to hear that about your dad :hug: I hope they caught it early, is not widespread and he has an excellent chance for recovery. Healing prayers for him and strength for you.

Ceejay - ahhhh - I see that you got out of the big presentation. Good for you. Antibiotics like anti inflamatories are very hard on the tummy. Yogurt should be prescribed with both. Eat lightly and let it rest up a bit.

Alright girls, now you have me curious about Downtown Abbey. I guess I will have to check it out although I was not a fan of Upstairs, Downstairs or the show about the 2 brash friends - Patsy and the other one with the bouffant hairdo? Absolutely Fabulous??? Perhaps I just don't get British thinking.

I was mad because I taped my favorite show - the Amazing Race because I was cleaning up the kitchen when it started. I watched Once Upon a Time first (my second favorite show) and when I went to the Amazing Race, the tv station started it 5 minutes late and I missed the end of the show. CBS does that ALL THE TIME to this show. Really makes me annoyed. :mad:

Sorry - I got distracted. Annie does this mean you are moving offices this week? Are you going to wait to the last minute to see if they change their minds again? Sounds like things are nearly ready for Dad. Guess he will be moving in sooner even if bro is staying at the house?? I got a new yoga DVD too - if you start yours, I will open mine, ok? :o

Mel - we can't have your wheelchair siezing up in the cold weather. Will have to figure out something for you. If we get the pontoon boat you could just wheel onboard. That is the debate about the fishing boat (more practical) or the pontoon - much easier to just walk on to the pontoon boat. Don't worry, we will just roll with it (no pun intended) and make sure you keep up with us. If you have radiator heat I guess that means it's not so dry by you? No shocking events either :lol: guess there's enough static in your building without the electrical kind :rofl: Is it all presidents day now or are we still just celebrating Lincoln and Washington's birthdays? Not one of those high holidays ;) I guess that means no mail today. :(

Shad - when thinking about the stink of the ciggies, I too thought - gee used to smell like that all the time too but people often told me that I didn't smell like a smoker although I know - especially in the winter - that I did. DH is on the fence about the boat. He'd like to go fishing - we have some docks here but you catch better fish out in the middle of the lake. We could rent a boat but it's about $150 each time for 4 hours so that gets pricey after a while. The cousin has a "fishing" boat but it's basically just a shell of a boat with a bench - that would kill DH's back. We'll see. Not jumping into anything immediately. I do agree that we moved here to enjoy the place and if fishing is one of the enjoyment things, we should at least consider the possibilities. After all we are spending a fair dollar feeding the animals right now. Hope things work out with the new venture. Would be nice if you were based close to home all the time. Congrats on 14 lengths of the pool. Nice workout there!

Michelle - nice of you to offer your friend a place to stay. As you say if she comes fine, if not you offered. Hope you had a nice weekend.

Laura - chai lattes. Yum. Wish there was a Starbucks nearby. Enjoy one or two for me.

Ok, I'm going to go get busy now. Have a good day all.

happy2bme
02-18-2013, 02:11 PM
Yoko Ono turns 80 today. Happy Birthday Yoko. Geez that don't seem right. Are we secretly getting old and not realizing it? ;)

annie175
02-18-2013, 03:32 PM
HAPPY.....well, I have not started packing yet. I can pack my office in about an hour, no need to rush it. lol Sam brought lil man and Ainsley to have lunch with me. We went to TGI Fridays, I had salad and french onion soup. YUM. Lil man ate half of Ainsley's cheeseburger and a bread stick, then Sam fed him bananas and a glass of milk. Ainsley chose orange slices over french fries, good girl. My bro and wife are probably going to rent Cs house from us. So once we get Cs house all ready, they move to Cs house, then dad will move in with us and we will put his house on the market. So basically it boils down to when we have Cs house ready to go...evil laugh here....may delay it....ba hahaha.

CEEG...yes antibiotics can play havoc on the tummy and the intestines. Hope you get better and it doesn't linger too long. I used to have really bad sinus infections when I was a kid. My mom never took me to the doc for them either. She just said they were colds but now that I look back on it, I know better. And being allergic to cig smoke, and my dad smoking 3+ packs a day in the house, it is no wonder I had problems all the time when a kid. He quit smoking when I was 16, too late damage done!

Gotta get...

ceejay52
02-18-2013, 06:23 PM
Happy
Yes, I agree that some one should tell you to eat some kind of dairy when you take an antibiotic. My boss friend told me that he would bring the pin to me tomorrow. Wow a pontoon boat would be great.

Annie
I didn't go to the doctor that much either when I was younger and I had what mom considered a cold every time the wind blew. Now that I'm older the doctor tells me what to watch for. That will be great that your brother can moves into C's house.

diyana
02-18-2013, 10:14 PM
Hi ladies -

Sorry I'm so far behind on personals. And we just found out today that the company is cracking down on personal internet use during work hours. :(

A friend of mine from CA is arriving tomorrow. I don't have any vacation time yet, so they are going to have to entertain themselves during the day while I'm at work. I'm just letting y'all know cuz my posts might be shorter than normal for the next week or so.

After reading all your posts, I too am hoping that my friend who is divorcing her husband moves in with one of her other friends. She is a different friend than the one from CA who is just coming for a visit.

Mel - Congrats on all the weight loss success you're having with Nutrisystem! I'm glad you checked with the doc first. And that's fantastic about the rosacea going into remission!

Happy - I checked the weather and if you haven't gotten snow yet, it looks like you'll get some this week - as will we unfortunately. I'm so tired of winter! Today we had temps in the 40s. It was wonderful! And tomorrow back to the teens. :brr: I hope your DH's stress level comes down. The upcoming procedure has gotta weigh so heavily on his mind. Sending lots of :goodvibes: to both of you. Given the crowds I've heard the Berkie draws, I would definitely avoid town if possible.

Annie - Dang, girlfriend...just reading about your Saturday exhausted me! :faint: As for getting along with my ex, we both had a hand in the demise of our marriage. And he and I will be happier if we get on with our lives separately. I need to live in CA closer to my family, and he doesn't want to move back. So this is what's best for both of us.

Shad - Thanks for the kind words about seizing the day, etc. :) Carpe diem! Or Carpe carp (seize the fish!)! :rofl: Your office is moving to the wilderness? And unsafe wilderness at that! :yikes: Glad you get to use the office car. That training gig with your friends consulting company sounds really good. I hope it pans out. well done on doing 14 lengths of the pool! That's way more than I can do. I can do about 4 lengths and then the asthma kicks in. :(

Ceejay - Congrats on your 20 year award! 20 years is an impressive accomplishment - too bad you don't get more than a pin, but when I used to work for a city government...they were very reluctant to give big awards because it was taxpayer money. But :bravo: on such a long career!

Patty - I'm so very sorry to hear of your dad's diagnosis! I'll keep him in my prayers. Sending you much love, hugs and prayers too. Thanks for all your support and your kind words. :hug:

Laura - wow! What great bargains you found at the thrift store! I wish I could get such great deals. Okay...all this talk of Downton...I'm gonna have to start watching it. Just what I need...another show to get hooked on! :rofl:

Gonna sign off for now.

Much love to all,

Shad
02-18-2013, 11:04 PM
Lunch time - yeee haaaa. Not that I am hungry. More cross. More than that, grumpy probably describes it better.

Now I have whinged and carried on about this job - highest paid chauffeur, chief cleaner upper of most peoples messes, no straight job, no deadlines, no nothing. So for some reason, they have said that they will extend our contracts for 1 more month until they get the new regime settled. So I haven't signed. I mean why would I sign up for more of the same. I have really only done about 4 full days of work since I have been here. Now they are telling WBS (consulting company that sent me here) that they really, really want me to stay.
Why? is the first question.

I got this email -
Joy, apologies up front for being a pain but…….I am getting a little pressure from HTG re confirmation of your contract ( they really want you !) , any chance you could confirm back to me by COB today ?

To which I replied:
They need to come up with a plan for me to work with. I can not carry on drifting from day to day as the chauffeur, doing help desk, and checking out the local talent. The only thing I have done of any note here is to help Tracey implement the timesheet module and write a couple of pieces of documentation. There is more of that coming up (if Anne doesn’t put it into the future basket) but it still won’t keep me busy 8.00 hours per day.
So give me a purpose and I might stay.

So he said:
Joy, I am happy to get involved in your day to day tasks but….I suggest that is a conversation between you and xxxxxxxx?
Do you want me to have the conversation with her ??

So I said:
I’ve had this conversation with her. I’ve asked for a resolution to shift across to training and documentation. I can’t get an answer. And she is not getting back to me. I do realise she has other stuff on her plate but this is getting ridiculous.
So if you can get something out of someone – anyone – outlining some sort of job or jobs with a deadline/ end date/ resolution factor then I am happy for you to talk to her.

Now maybe I am being stupid, maybe I am crazy, maybe I am out of touch, or date, or just plain old bloody fashioned, but I believe in giving value for money. Here I am being overpaid, put up in a lovely apartment with a cleaner, gym and swimming pool at my beck and call, given a car to get from one place to another, and getting the majority of my expenses paid - for doing nothing? Is it only me that sees something wrong with this picture?

Sorry rant over and so I see is my lunchbreak. I'll be back after tonights swim when I cool down and feel more rational.

happy2bme
02-19-2013, 03:50 AM
Joy - yay to you for having integrity and morals and standing your ground. And after dealing with a place in which I needed co-operation and feedback to do my job and getting neither, I totally agree that certain things need to change. I would be more eager to employ my skills as a trainer rather than chauffer and general go to grunt. Stand your ground. What's another 30 days if they cut you loose early? Too often we just give up and give in (I call it the "you made me be this way syndrome"). Somebody's got to show them a better way of thinking. I'm sure the agency is also thinking if you walk, they lose money too although from what you've said, they do seem to care about their contractors.

MELODY525
02-19-2013, 08:24 AM
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MORING CHICKS

LAST NIGHT TE KIDS WENT SHOPPING.
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT TO EXP[ECT WITH THIS WEATHER NOW.
EITHER WAY WE'RE READY. NOTHING NEW HERE.
QUIET DAY AGAIN YESTERDAY. NOT MANY PROBLEMS ALL WEEKEND.
JUST A FEW "CAN YOU HELP ME" THINGS.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY:scooter:





ANNIE...DAD'S ROOM SOUNDS NICE.HOW IS HE HOLDING UP WITH THE BRO THERE?
HOPE ALL GOES WELL FOREVERYONE.
DOWNTON ABBEY IS ADDICTIVE. I LOVED "UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS".
THE FIRST VERSION SET DURING WWI TIME WAS SEVERAL SEASONS.
THE NEXT NEW ONE ST AROUND WWII WASN'T AS GOOD OR MAYBE I WAS SPOILED.
I ALSO LOVED "MONARCH OF THE GLEN"...THAT WAS A CUTE SERIES.
AND THERE WAS "BALLYKISSANGEL".....I DIGRESS. :rofl:
CAN YOU TELL I LOVE PBS TV?




CEEJAY....SITTING HERE BLOWING MY NOSE & SNEEZING & THINKING OF YOU!
I CAN IMAGINE HOW YOUR POOR TUMMY FEELS:hug:
HOPE BOTH OF YOU FEEL BETTER THIS WEEK.
AFTER AWHILE, DON'T YOU HATE THE PHONE????



HAPPY....I WAS NOT A FAN OF Absolutely Fabulous EITHER.
I NEVER GOT THE POINT BUT JEN LOVED IT. :lol3:
HAD A LAUGH AT THE PONTOON BOAT...THINKING MAYBE WE SHOULD GET SOME FOR THE SENIORS.
THEN WE CAN SET THEM OUT TO SEA!!! :rol: :rofl:
NOW HERE'S A QUESTION FOR DH: NOT ABOUT BOATS THOUGH.
WHEN I TYPE HERE ON 3FC IT SKIPS THE LETTERS AND THE SPACE BAR.
BUT IF I OPEN NOTEPAD ALONGSIDE IT, I CAN TYPE FINE IN NOTEPAD.
WTF IS WRONG WITH THIS WEBSITE?????
ANYWAY.....SHOULD WE BE BUYING SAILOR SUITS???
MAYBE I SHOULD TELL THEM I WAT A NAVY BLUE CHAIR.
I ORDERED BLACK!
I AM OLD AND IT'S NO FRASSING SECRET.
SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE.
MUST HAVE BEEN ABDUCTED BY ALIENS!!




MICHELLE...NICE TO HAE A VISITO!
HVE A GREAT TIME:hug:
KEEPING THE JOB IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN 3FC. STAY SAFE!!!




SHAD....I THINK I MIGHT LIKE THIS JOB.
IS IT ME OR DO I JUST LIKE THE THOUGHT FO GETTING PAID FOR DOING NOTHING???:rofl:
WELL...NOT NOTHING BUT YOU GET THE POINT.
SIGN THE FRASSING CONTRACT AND BUY A FRASSING BOOK!!
THIS WOULD BE A GREAT JOB FOR ME!!! OR AM I MISSING SOMETHING???
I KNOW IT'S HARD NOT TO HAVE ANSWERS BUT MAYBE THEY ARE INCAPABLE OF GIVING THEM.
COULD THEY BE THAT DISORGANZED AND/OR UNCARING?
THE LOT OF THEM SOUND "ADRIFT" ON A SEA WITHOUT A COMPASS.
MAYBE THEY JUST NEED "MAMMA COMPASS" JOY FOR AWHILE BECAUSE THEY LOVE HOW SHE HANDLES EVERYTHING AND FILLS IN THE CRACKS.
YOU HAVE THE COMMON SENSE THEY ARE LACKING.
IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE IS A DESPARATE NEED FOR GUIDANCE THERE....AND THEY FOUND IT IN YOU!!!
CAN YOU WORK IN A SITUATION LIKE THAT???
STAY "COOL IN THE POOL"!!

MELODY525
02-19-2013, 08:25 AM
HAPPY...I LOVE THE "YOU MADE ME BE THIS WAY SYNDROME"
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

annie175
02-19-2013, 08:50 AM
SHADDIE...from what I get out of your rant...it is called a paid in-house vacation. Good on you for good work ethics.

CHELLE...who is your friend that is coming from CA? I am being nosy...male or female? hehe

MELLIE...dad is loving having bro and SIL there. Someone to talk to and hang out with...lol. Bro and dad went to the computer store on Sunday, one of dad's favorite things to do. Then they stopped at a chinese buffet. He loves buffets. I personally do not go to buffets, I cannot get pass the part where other people linger over the food I might eat. GROSS! and people I do not know...YUK!

CEEG...feeling any better today?

Hello to all the lovely ladies in our worldlie life!!

Loves

MELODY525
02-19-2013, 09:33 AM
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annie175
02-19-2013, 10:01 AM
LMAO MELLIE....and it is only 29 days till spring!!

ceejay52
02-19-2013, 10:05 AM
Not much is new on this end. I'm still sick but better.

Shad
Good for you in your work ethics. Sometimes that's how I feel but as of this past week. I'm trying my best not to do anything. They call this a babysitting job and that's what I'm doing is babysitting.

Annie
Yes I'm getting better though I don't sound like it. I'll be glad when I'm free of this infection.

Mel
I can't wait for Spring. It's almost here. Glad you are having a good week. We all deserve that.

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I've decided that I'm talking to human resources this week end about an incident that happened over the past week end. This incident broke the camels back.

Laura705
02-19-2013, 12:40 PM
Morning all. Tuesday and back to work.


Patty – I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Praying that his scan today shows that the cancer is not widespread and can be treated effectively. Come back with an update when you’re able.

Happy – Ick, hate being in smokey places and reeking of it afterwards. Soooo glad IL has the smoke-free laws now, but there are still house parties that are a challenge. Sorry your feet are still in such pain – I too was hoping that stopping that job with so much on-your-feet time would help. :Re the steaks – we got them from the butcher and instead of picking them ourselves, bf told the butcher to pick the ones he’d buy for himself. Well, he just picked the two closest. They all looked good and not very different from each other…but from now on I’m sure we’ll choose them ourselves, and pick the ones with the most marbling. Yeh, after stopping at the giant Goodwill store yesterday (and leaving emptyhanded), I decided I liked the little thrift shop I usually frequent. Just more pleasant and fun to shop there.

Shad – No, it’s not stupid or crazy or old-fashioned to actually want to be doing the job you are paid to do. Of course it would help if they knew and you knew what that job is. Sorry you’re being so severely underutilized and being left to feel so useless. Moving on sounds better because nothing seems to be getting better there - they will keep extending contracts month-to-month and it could go on and on – sounds pretty awful. Good job on the swimming! I’ve never been much of a swimmer, but I will probably wish I were when the aches and pains of old age have me seeking gentler ways to exercise.


Mel – I watched an episode or two of Monarch of the Glen a few years back and thought it was entertaining, but I don’t see it airing anywhere now. Might have to see if the library has it…I think I just have one more Downton episode to watch – the finale. I’ve watched everything that I dvr’d on our own tv and feel guilty that I haven’t touched the library dvd, at all, yet I haven’t returned it to the library for others to enjoy. :blush: Hey, looks like you’re soon going to have just about all the Worldlies on board the Downton train!!! :lol: I suppose with the storms you’ve gotten out East everyone tries to be more prepared. Not a bad thing. LOL re that last graphic you posted…how true.

Happy – My folks had a pontoon boat. They didn’t live all that close to where they kept it in the water and they didn’t want to trailer it around, so it didn’t get much use. The one time I was on it, it was comfortable and pleasant. It could be used for fishing too, right? As long as you think you’d get use out of it, it sounds like a fun thing to have. Is your dh eager for a brand spanking new one, or would he look for a “pre-owned” one? I should imagine used ones are plentiful with people eager to move up to a bigger and better version...

Michelle – Sorry you didn’t get to do the doggie playtime session. Nice to have a visitor from “home”. Do you have anything special planned for the evenings? Hope your divorcing friend finds a place to stay – it would be nice of you to be able to help her out until she can afford a place.

Annie – Glad you enjoyed your belated valentine's meal. And as usual, you're busy as ever. Glad Chris can do the painting on C’s house - you're way too busy to do it all sister! How nice that you’ll have a tenant you know in the house!! That’s the scary part of being a landlord, right? But I guess knowing the last tenant, C’s daughter, didn’t make a lick of difference. But this’ll be different, I’m certain! Re tea – I do like chai latte a lot (or should I say "a latte", haha), but I find the syrups like the ones the coffee shops use to be too sweet for me. I’m still trying out all different brands of chai tea bags, and I might venture in to one of the Indian supermarkets one of these days to buy some of the spices and make my own chai concentrate.

Ceejay – Nice of your boss to pick up your pin for you. I sure hope you’re getting better, I just hate when an illness lingers. And taking all those meds, and then those make you feel crummy too. :hug:

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Yesterday's holiday was alright. Bf and I went out to breakfast at a little diner first thing in the AM. A bit later in the morning, I went out and did a bunch of errands. It was nice and sunny and mild in the AM and when I was out in the yard with doggy briefly, I turned around to find him rolling on his back on the grass. :) Later in the afternoon when I took him for his walk, it was overcast and began to rain halfway through. And after that, it became cold and really windy. Yuck.

We had a bit of snow this morning, no more than a dusting, but enough on the sidewalks to make me slip twice and slip and fall once. Grrrr. :mad: Not a good start to my day.

Might go to the movies tonight to see one of the Oscar-nominated movies, "Amour". Supposed to be very well done, but also very difficult to sit through, so I'm on the fence.

There's an all-employee meeting this afternoon. Not in the mood to go, but no excuse not to.

Okay, back to work.

diyana
02-19-2013, 01:57 PM
Ugh. I was hoping that his gf wouldn't be moving out for awhile, because I like that my ex and I have been able to be friendly to each other and don't want her to throw a monkey wrench into that. I just found out that my ex is flying to CA on Friday and will be loading gf's stuff (and ex-DMIL's furniture) into a moving truck and the two of them will be driving out to WI. They should be here by Wednesday or Thursday (2/27 or 2/28).

Oh well, I knew this was coming. Hopefully, she'll be able to be civil to me (since I'll still be dropping Santa off at their house daily). And hopefully I'll be heading west in a couple months so that I don't have to deal with her for long. :crossed:

happy2bme
02-19-2013, 02:54 PM
Hey there,

Geez - I went to bed terribly late this morning. I have to stop this. Will probably have to Zzzz-Quil myself tonight and go to bed earlier and get into a better routine. It's just that I'm not tired at 3am. I will say that since I have been following my own body clock, I am getting a more restful sleep. I think it's because I get a better sleep between 7 and 9am and when I went to bed early and got up early I was missing the most restful REM sleep? :dunno:

It's sunny and cold out there. We got a light dusting of snow last night. It was too pretty to happen when it was so dark because it was the light fluffy stuff that is pretty to watch. Not enough for DH to fire up the snowblower tho. I hear him scraping the deck outside. We got a thin layer of freezing rain before it started to snow and I think it glued itself to the deck and pavement.

My foot really hurt me bad yesterday - doc is going to have to do something more drastic. I did assemble a bunch of papers I needed to go through and sat at the dining room table with my feet in the foot spa while I went through the piles so I was at least able to get something productive done. I hurried to assemble the trash for pick up and changed the bed clothes but did not do laundry or much of anything else that required standing. I saw some shoes on QVC the shopping channel - Orthaheels with built in orthotics. I know they make everything "As Seen On TV" look amazing but I looked up the shoes on Zappos dot com and they have several styles in shoes and slippers and all were given very high reviews. They especially talked about pronating feet and getting back to a neutral position which is what I need. Zappos has a fantastic return policy so I bought a pair of slippers and clog type slings to try out. Right now I can't tolerate anything much other than my Crocs or my winter boots so I'm getting desperate. There is a boat show in one of the towns outside of here starting tomorrow that we were going to check out - I hope my foot calms down enough so I can go.

Michelle - so is ex-DMIL coming to live with the ex permanently? Sort of ironic that both of you are cross countrying to be back with family again. I just can't imagine his new/old girlfriend moving in with him AND having the mom in the house. I mean it's one thing if you were married for a while like you guys and Mom comes to stay with you. I mean by then you are settled in and can work around the disruption introducing another member into the household can cause. Let's see how long that relationship lasts :dizzy: I hope for your sake that she can be civil about this because he has been helpful in many ways and like you said it will only be for a few more months - might as well help each other along. (Tell her it's part of the divorce agreement and you both have to avoid stress for the "kids/dogs" ;) :lol: )

Laura - yes you can use a pontoon for fishing but a fishing boat is better. He's thinking pontoon because it would be easier for me to get in and out of. He does not want to be stuck on one body of water - we have so many up this way so we would not dock it but would trailer it instead and he agrees that if he went fishing by himself it would be too awkward to maneuver the pontoon by himself. I'm not so sure I'd like fishing but I would enjoy the boat rides. We talked about looking at used boats but some of them he saw at the dealers looked like they had dents from improper docking and there is always the fear of someone mishandling the thing and problems later on. I wouldn't mind a used boat if we knew someone treated it like we would. We had the same experience with the butcher picking out the most convienient meat or worse, picking 2 steaks and you seeing others that you would have selected on your own. If you frequent a place and get to know someone, then I'd ask for their opinion. And sometimes you luck out and get a good person who actually will pick the nicest stuff for you so don't give up. Are the casinos smoke free in Illinois now? Been over 10 years since we went to them. Seeing how all of ours out this way are Indian Reservation casinos, I think they are exempt from state and federal laws so it will probably be the last bastion of smoking here. We are smoke free in restaurants and bars here. Be careful outside. I looked at the weather last night and saw a warning up your way that rain would change to ice as the temps dropped suddenly.

Ceejay - I will give you one piece of advice I learned too well. Think carefully about going to Human Resources because unlike what everyone thinks - they are NOT there to protect the employees. They are there to protect the company from being sued. And some times the employee can be a victim twice. Or they are ineffective and you just bring unwanted attention to yourself. And a few rare times they are helpful. Just think about it before you make your decision.

Mel - loved your sign today :rofl: :lol3: The "You Made Me Be This Way" was an incident back in the 80's that I carried through my life. I was running a Help Desk. We had this manager Mark at work who was most onery. But I liked him and he liked me. He was a straight shooter who called things like they were so you had to appreciate him for what he was even if you didn't like it. He was trying to get something simple done and was mired in some gawd awful corporate red tape. I did agree that it was way more complicated than it had to be but my hands were tied. He was getting more and more frustrated and finally burst out with the "Just remember that YOU MADE ME BE THIS WAY" so don't go hollering and rolling your eyes because of my reaction. I laughed and agreed with him and I have used that phrase often in my life to explain what would seem like irrational behaviors. ;) Another favorite phrase is "I guess he/she forgot to listen and or care". :lol: I just wish I'd written alot of this stuff down for my book. :D I almost spit my coffee out laughing about the idea of sending the most PITA seniors out on the pontoon boat for a long ride. :lol3: That would work. And you probably want to change your chair leather from a dark color to a light one as the sun is quite intense here and would heat up the chair (and stress out the leather). Most pontoons have a sun canopy but like our patio furniture with the umbrella - as the sun moves about in the sky, so does the shade so I can't always promise you'll be covered up. But you will ALWAYS have a cool, refreshing drinkie :hat: ;)

Annie - Lil Man is eating cheeseburgers already? Geez I guess he's not an infant anymore. Growing up while I'm not looking. I would imagine you'd be a fast packer and would not have alot of crap in your desk drawers. Good for you for being on the move. I can imagine Dad will be happy having some company. That's a good plan for brother to move into C's house to free up Dad's. At least you can get rid of one place.

Shad - did you calm down enough to get a good night's rest? I think you need to part ways with this crazy place.

Patty - when will you hear more about your dad's diagnosis?

Sat here long enough. Need to get off the computer. Have a good one ladies.

Shad
02-20-2013, 04:35 AM
Sorry, not feeling up to posting today. Will be back when I get my head together.
Probably Friday, when I go home.

Think I have made a big mistake and now I am feeling pretty low. Trying to decide whether I want dinner or not now.

MELODY525
02-20-2013, 08:43 AM
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GOOD MORNING EVERYON

DOING LAUNDRY. ONE IN HE MACHINE RIGHT NOW.
NO NE IS EVEN ROAMING AROUND THE HALLS.
HOPE I GET DONE BEFORE ANYONE DOES!
ALL IS WELL IN MY CORNER OF THE WORLD.
NOTHING TO REPORT.
HAVE A GREAT DAY :encore:




ANNIE.....I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT BUFFET TABLES LIKE THAT BEFORE.
GOOD THING I CAN'T GO OUT ANYMIORE:"lol3:
GLAD DAD LIKES THE COMPANY.
JUST WHAT THE DR ORDERED.
28 DAYS NOW!!!:encore:





CEEJAY....HOPE EACH DAY UOU FEEL A LITTLE BETTER:hug:
GOOD LUCK IF YOU DECIDE TO TALK TO THE hr SEPT.
HAD A LAUGH AT THE "BABYSITTING" JOB:rofl:




LAURA....WAIT TILL YOU SEE THE FINALE. THEN WE CAN TALK. LOL
THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN HASN'T BEEN ON LIKE IT WAS.
BUT I DID SEE ONE EPISODE SOMEWHERE...NOW I FORGET WHICH CHANNEL.
IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ON A HOLIDAY WEEKEND.
I LOVE MIDSOMMER'S DREAM....GREAT MYSTERY SHOW.
DID YOU END UP AT THE MOVIES???
THIS SNOW IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH....AND BONES!
I TOLD JEN THAT'S THE BEST PART OF HAVING THE CHAIR.
I AM NEVER IN THE SNOW!! BUT I DO MISS IT A BIT. :ginger:




MICHELLE....WITH THE GF HERE, THERE WILL BE BETTER CLOSURE.
NOTHING LIKE REALITY TO SLAP A GAL OUR OF IT.
YOUR NEW LIFE WILL BEGIN VERY SOON. FASTEN YOUR SEATBELT:hug:



HAPPY....THE STORY OF MARK IS TOO FUNNY.
I CAN JUST HEAR HIM YELLING THE LINE.
WISH I HAD KNOWN IT DURING HURRICANE SANDY.
I THREW A HUGE YELLING FIT IN THE LOBBY AT 3 PROMINENT MEN.
THE AIDE WITH THEM MELTED INTO THE WALL BEHIND THE MAYOR.
HE DOESN'T KNOW ME OR WHAT TO EXPECT.
I COULD HAVE SAID IT ALL WITH ONE SENTENCE:rofl: :rofl:
I STILL USE THE ONE ....APPARENTLY YOU MISTOOK ME FOR SOMEONE WHO GIVES A CHIT.....PEOPLE LOVE IT. :rofl:
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE FOOT.
GET THE INJECTIONS AND GIVE IT A CHANCE BEFORE THE SUMMER COMES.
IT WAS INJECTIONS RIGHT?? NOW I FORGET. LOLOLOL ANYWAY....GOOD LUCK :hug:




SHAD....SO SORRY YOU'RE FEELING DOWN.
IS IT SOMETHING THAT CANNOT BE UNDONE?
HOPE YOU HAD DINNER AND A GOOD NIGHT'S REST.:hug:

annie175
02-20-2013, 09:16 AM
SHADDIE...sending you happy thoughts a feel better good vibes. Today is a new day and better things will come to you.

BRB

diyana
02-20-2013, 09:38 AM
Shad - Sending you much love and hugs and good vibes. As Annie said, today is a new day. I hope whatever is making you blue can be turned around. I'm feeling like I made a mistake about something too (and no this doesn't involve my divorce), and I'm not sure how I can turn it around gracefully.

Happy - Yes, ex-DMIL is living with my ex now. And since the GF is selling her CA house, I guess this is serious...and I really hope they all get along. When my ex and I first moved in together after dating for 4 years, she moved in with us. It was an adjustment, but it worked out great. Hopefully it will work out even better for the three of them.

Anyway, I've got to get back to work. Lots to get done.

Much love and many hugs,

ceejay52
02-20-2013, 10:28 AM
Happy
You are probably right with me going to HR. Think I needed to vent about it and my boss/friend let me do that. I will be talking to the supervisor some time in the near future abaout this incident though. He could get into big, big trouble if he keeps doing this. Sorry that your feet are bothering you.If you order those shoes let me know how you like them. I may get some. I've been lucky with the Easy Spirit brand shoes.

Michelle
Hm ex's mother is moving in with him and with gf in tow doesn't sound to much like a winner to me. Guess we'll see if this will work out. I'm not sure if it will.

Mel
Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. Kinda like that it's quiet. Sure hope my day is quiet.

Laura
Lucky you in that you had President's day off and got a lot of errands completed. That's what I'll do tomorrow.

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We have a winter storm advisory in effect until tomorrow. Supposed to be an ice storm. Am not looking forward to this at all.
Nothing else is new.

Laura705
02-20-2013, 11:40 AM
Morning all.

Ceejay - I'd have to agree w/ Happy re getting HR involved. They often only make things worse. Glad you were able to vent with someone. So we're both tired of winter by now. :yes: We're getting a storm that'll start sometime Thurs into Friday. This isn't welcome.

Michelle - The ex didn't wait long at all after the ink is dry on the divorce papers to get the gf out here. Okay, that sounded unkind.:devil: I do hope everything works out alright because both the gf and the xdmil have sure traveled a long way for their moves. I'm not sure I ever knew - did you move to WI to be close to the ex's family or strictly for a job?

Shad - I hope things are looking better now, or rather, that you're having a good sleep and it will look better when you wake up. :hug:

Mel - Hope you can finish your laundry in stealth mode! ;)

Happy - I was flipping channels last night and saw one of the shopping channels had the Orthaheels sandals, funny coincidence. Sounds like your foot problem is more serious now than what a shoe can handle, well for the pain, for sure. Hope your doc can help - sounds like it's time for a cortisone shot. :hug: Re smoking in casinos - yeh, I'm pretty sure there's no smoking in IL casinos. I recall there was a big fuss about the smoking prohibition - about how they would lose so much business, blah, blah. Boo hoo.

Patty - Any news re your father's diagnosis?

Annie - How's it looking for Friday's move? I know you're ready - is the new space ready??
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I'm out of sorts for a number of reasons today, but I guess one of the reasons can go away for now, since a meeting got cancelled, or postponed I should say. I suppose I'll be grumpy until Friday - bonuses will be paid then, and the weekend will be near. :)

I didn't go to the movie last night because it was at the theater that was far from home, and it wasn't starting 'til 8:00, and we know that means 8:15-8:20 after all the previews. And the movie was over 2 hours long, so it would have been too late of a night for me. And I've heard critics say the movie ("Amour") is very well done, but very difficult to get through and that they'd never watch it a second time. It's a story about a husband who cares for his wife, who's had a stroke. So I'm sort of glad I didn't end up seeing it.

Still haven't watched the Downton finale, and I better do it soon because I'm worried about spoilers!!! Maybe tonight!!

Bf made chili last night, but he got a late start so I had a smart ones for dinner. Tonight I might make some more of the middle eastern lentil soup. I have a different recipe to try.

That's about it for me. TTFN!
:moo::moo::moo::moo::moo:

happy2bme
02-20-2013, 02:17 PM
Howdy chicks,

Shad - I am sorry that you are feeling a bit blue. I hope it was not a true mistake but maybe just a blip in judgement and perhaps not as serious as you are feeling at the moment. :hug: to you - hope a good sleep finds you able to take a deep breath and think things through.

For those who have commented on their keyboards acting wierd when they do a post, look at the smilies when you think things are goofy. If they move erratically I'm blaming it on the ads at the site. When that happens I copy my post, open a new browser window (refresh does not always work) and paste my clipboard and start again. As others have commented, I only have problems with this site.

Laura - seeing the Orthaheels on QVC is what got me interested in them. They had the open sandal type on the show - Zappos has several styles. I got a clog slingback because sandals really aren't a good option here both because of the weather and the ticks in the grass in the summer. They are supposed to be delivered today - will let you know what I think. And yes, right now an orthotic will do nothing to help the bursitis pain in my foot, but I still have the problem of pronation which this should help with. Sorry you missed the movie but I think you made a wise choice avoiding what could have been a very late night. So you're not up for BF's chili tonight? Might be better tasting the next day although chili tastes are so personal, hard to get both to agree on the same flavorings. I take my chili melted with Velveeta cheese and scooped with tortilla chips. :T Occasionally that is. Are you watching both season 2 of Downton and Season 3 at the same time? That might be confusing.

Mel - we'll be sure to get the upgraded cable / satellite package at the commune so you and Laura can keep up with the British programs. Then you can explain them to us :gossip: As for snow, we'll just give you a big bucket next to your chair and you can lob snowballs off the deck. :snow4: Don't worry - we have you covered. I think the Sandy Storm would be the perfect reason to use the you made me be this way phrase with all the chaos. Yell to get their attention because you are SERIOUS people!!!

Ceejay - saw that you might have some really yuccky weather coming through. Hope not. Would rather get buckets of rain than ice. Be careful. Glad you were able to vent about the work situation.

Michelle - now that you've changed your name do you have to go through the whole hassle of changing everything in your life? At least you changed your name legally. Back in TN 2 of my coworkers got divorced (actually I was the only person on the whole team who had not been divorced) however they didn't change their names at the time. So later on when they wanted to be known as Madame X, they couldn't change it at work because their social security records were still as Madame Z. You are probably better doing what you did.

Annie - plodding through the day and packing dust. Hope things are going well for you.

I think it's time for some lunch. Have a good one chicks. :hug: to those who need a little extra lovin' today.

diyana
02-20-2013, 03:34 PM
Ceejay - I don't know if things will work out for my ex with his gf and mom living together. It worked fine for me, but there was some occasional tension. Not my concern anymore...even though I do care a lot about my ex-dmil.

Laura - We moved from CA to WI because we were both laid off during the dot com crash.

Happy - Once I get the divorce paperwork back from the judge (he had to review it and sign it after the hearing), then I'll go to DMV, and Social Security and get everything changed back to my maiden name. Then to the bank and credit card companies, etc.

Sorry that I don't have time for personals...lunch break is over. :(

ceejay52
02-20-2013, 07:49 PM
Anticipation of the coming winter weather and almost time to go home. I do have to work Saturday, but that's planned. Hopefully I will not get called in for any other reason.

I did have a small talk with the supervisor this afternoon. And venting to the boss/friend really helped. He told me to write things down to help get it out of my system. A very smart move for me. It's in my locker so it's not available for any one else's eye's. I've scheduled another talk with super on Monday. Things will get settled one way or the other. I'm feeling better about the whole situation.

Shad
Hugs, You will work things out as you always do. Keep the faith.

annie175
02-21-2013, 03:17 AM
Good Morning Allllll...yes another night of catnapping and not sleeping....my BP has not been good even on the additional meds. Doc prescribed yet another med to take with the first two. Just shoot me!! The 2nd and 3rd meds can make you tired...What really? The only time I feel like sleeping is at work. That is not going to happen. We move tomorrow night. I am staying late as the move does not start until 5pm. I wanna make sure all goes well as I am the one everyone will come b*tch*ning too. Will be glad to have this mess off my plate and in the sardine can. It is actually more crowded than orginally thought. They added an additional two cubes, so now we are even more stuffed. The only bright side is I am windows on two sides, cube walls on the other two with an opening to get out on the back. People come to me like I am the "Shell (gas station) answer man" Their used to be a commercial on TV for Shell Gas that said, just as the Shell answer man. It is funny cause if I don't know the answer I just make up crap...lol. and they believe it. I must say it with such authority. Posting before I lose!

annie175
02-21-2013, 03:26 AM
CEEG...good for you for keeping a ledger of happenings. Also mark the time of day and date and most importantly who all heard what was said...name names.

CHELLE...I think you will be happier once you get your bearings and move to CA with family and friends and then make your distance from xdh and his b*tch. Sorry, I feel she has no scruples and he is a d*ck, I don't care how nice he is treating you. He is an a$$. You don't date until your are divorced, not before. I don't care who's fault or blame it was, even if it was 50/50, you don't do that. You either work on your marriage or get the F out. You do NOT F around on your spouse. In my books it was more his fault for looking outside the marriage. You are so much better than him. Sorry if this sounds harsh, but you are so kind hearted in trying to make him seem less at fault. WHATEVER the reason you just do not seek outside the marriage. Yes, I was burnt.

HAPPY....I don't know if it is the ads or my keyboard or my cordless mouse, but inevitably I hit something that loses my post. It is most likely OE in my case...Operator Error....lol Hope your feet give you some relief. dang it.

Posting...brb

annie175
02-21-2013, 03:36 AM
LAURA...I love your name btw. It is also my Godchilds name...Laura Nichole. I have liked that name since Laura on General Hospital...Back in the day...Congrats on the size smaller pants....rock it baby. I don't blame you for not going to the movie...it sounds boring to me. Chili sounds good, but it is a funny thing with me...I usually only make it once a winter, as that is enough to hold me till next year. Don't know why but just don't crave or want it any more than that.

Had Empire carpeting meet us at Cs house to see about replacing the carpet in the "destroyed" bedroom at his house. They wanted a MINIMUM of 750 bucks to do the job. That seem high. Then we find out it wouldn't even cost 750 to replace the carpet, but that was their minimum charge. The guy went out and got his samples and C looks at me and says...I am not paying that for a job that would cost at the most 300 bucks. So guess what, this Sunday we are going to do it ourselves. Gee, that is how I want to spend my day off. Oh well if not that then something else. We are also going to try to get the walls ready for Chris to paint. Man this is a lot of work...I think I shall never buy a house again. Maybe a condo or just rent...it is not worth all this time and trouble. Or maybe just pay HAPPY rent at the commune.

Big news...C and I are going to Destin, Florida for vacay in April...that may be old news....but we may also get married while down there. We will see...I still have a couple of things that rub me the wrong way that we need to discuss. Like paying his daughter child support when she is not going to school and working full time as an assistant manager at Long John Silvers. Other than that, really that is my only gripe. She will be 20 in August.

Posting brb

annie175
02-21-2013, 03:42 AM
The other thing that gripes me is his occassionally showing his side that I do not like....Short answers, looking mean with a wrinkled forehead and just being a little mean. It has only happened a few times, but I do not like it. Keep it to yourself or go off on your own if you do not want to be messed with. Tonight was one of those times. Has not happened since November, which is pretty good as in the beginning it was once a month or so. I just do not think you need to take things out on your SO. Go off and be mad by yourself. Madness and meanness actually scares me, as that is when x used to go crazy and hurt me, mentally and physically. I know C does not even come close to being compared to x, but the memories are there and they resurface when he is like that.

Guess I had better post this and move on. Maybe even sleep....move is tomorrow night after 5pm. Hope all goes well..

Hello to all.

Loves and hugs...

MELODY525
02-21-2013, 09:15 AM
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MORNING CHICKS

I TOOK MEDS LAST NIGHT AND WAS IN BED AND ASLEEP BEFORE 9.
SOMETHING ABOUT THIOS UPCOMING STORM GAVE JEN & I BIG PAINS LASTNIGHT.
WE CHATTED AND THEN BOTH TOOK THE MEDS AND WENT TO BED.
NOTHING ELSE TO BE DONE ABOUT IT.
THIS HAS BEEN A ROUGH WINTER.
FEELING A BIT BRAIN DEAD BUT PAIN FREE:rofl:
I BETTER EAT AND TRY TO GET THE DAY GOING.
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY!





CEEJAY....HAD A LAUGH AT NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING.
LAST NIGHT WAS SO QUIET JEN & I THOUGHT WE WERE THE ONLY 2 ALIVE IN THE BLDG.
HOPE YOUR DAY WAS QUIET TOO!!
THAT STORM IS FEROCIOUS! HOPE YOU GUYS MISS SOME OF IT.
I AM GLAD YOU GOT STUFF OFF YOUR CHEST.
I KEEP A NOTEBOOK BY MY BED.
I WRITE ANNOYING STUFF DOWN BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP.
GET IT OFF MY MIND.
HOPE YOUR JOURNAL HELPS YOU TOO.




LAURA....MAYBE GOOD THIN YOU DIDN'T SEE THE MOVIE.
TOO DEPRESSING WHILE FEELING GRUMPY!!
YOU MIGHT HAVE HIT THE USHER ON THE WAY OUT!!
DO THEY STILL HAVE USHERS????:lol3:
THERE WON'T BE ANY DOWNTON SPOILERS HERE. :rollp[in:




HAPPY.....I HOPE THE SHOES YOU OREDERED DO THE TRICK.
I LOVED MY CROCS AND JEN HAS THEM NOW.
THEY'RE TOO HEAVY FOR MY HANGING LEGS.
SHE & RICHIE LIVE IN THEM.
IS THIS BIG STORM HIOTTING YOU OR HAS IT LEFT YOUR AREA?
THE MAP LOOKED TERRIBLE LAST NIGHT:hug:




ANNIE....I HAD SUCH A GOOD LAUGH AT THE SHELL ANSWER MAN.
MY EX USED TO WORK FOR SHELL. & I LOVED THOSE COMMERCIALS.
TOO FRASSING FUNNY THAT YOU'RE THE ANSWER LADY NOW!!
I KNOW THE FEELING.
SEEMS LIKE ALL OF US HERE ARE THE PROBLEM SOLVERS OF THE WORLD:hug:
HOPE THE MOVE GOES WELL. WISHING YOU LUCK!
ALSO HOPE YOU GET TO THE BOTTOM OF C'S UNHAPPINESS AND THE DD AND THE CASH.
STICK TO YOUR HEART. IT'S SMART!!


:WAVE: WAVING TO MUICHELLE AS SHE PASSED THRU.



PATTY....HOPE DAD IS HOLDING UP
THINKING OF ALL OF YOU :hug:

diyana
02-21-2013, 10:06 AM
Good morning ladies -

quick check in....looks like I will be getting a roommate starting March 1. I'll keep a positive attitude about it. I'm not asking for any rent as it's only for a short time, she only works part-time, and I want her to get back on her feet. She'll obviously be buying her own food. And the landlord says they want an extra $20/month for her dog to live there...so she'll pay that. I'll be spending this weekend moving my junk out of the room that will be hers and into either my bedroom or the office room.

I'm not looking forward to the snow we're supposed to get overnight (4" by morning, and another 2' tomorrow). It will make for an interesting drive into work (and I'm driving my ex to work because he'll be leaving for the airport right after work - taking a cab from his work to the airport). He's done the same sorts of favors for me, so I don't mind.

I'll try and post more later this afternoon or evening if I can. I feel bad not being able to do personals...but I don't have time in the morning before I leave, I'm not supposed to post from work and with my friend in town from CA...we sit around and chat in the evenings. *sigh*

Much love and many hugs to all,

happy2bme
02-21-2013, 11:20 AM
Morning all,

We've got some errands to run today so I got up early. Tried to go to bed early but I just laid there for several hours tossing and turning. Should have gotten up and I could have chatted with Annie for a while :lol: Needless to say didn't want to get up this morning...

My new Orthaheels arrived yesterday. The slippers are a Maryjane style with an open back. I was afraid they'd be loose and floppy but they aren't. They are quite wide and look like purple shoe boxes. :lol: You can really feel the orthotic - feels like a lump under the arches but is not uncomfortable. The other pair are cute and perfect for the way we dress up here, it's just that they are not as wide so I will have to see if they will be comfortable. There is a little bit of relief on the bursitis with them on but this morning not only does my foot hurt, but my back also which might be temporary due to realigning the foot. We'll see. I'm hoping a hot shower will unkink some of the stuff.

Michelle - sounds like you pulled something I would do and offered to be a nice person and help out and then it's like - geez, why did I do that before I thought it through??? Going to be even more crowded in your apartment - I guess that might be a motivator for culling some stuff. Hope her dog gets along with Santa, then again it might be some company for him too. I hope that arrangement works out for you. Maybe alot of the ugly weather will stay down south (sorry Ceejay) instead of drifting northwards. Sure would not want to be driving back and forth in that mess. Nice of you to give the ex a ride to work and the airport - as you say, he has been helpful when you needed it - nice to return a favor, just wish it could be in sunny and dry weather.

Mel, so do you wear slippers now? I can see how the Crocs would be kinda clunky after a while. But they probably make good rubber bumper guards :lol: You're right about the storms and the pain index. I noticed today on the weather channel that it's higher Should be thinking about the spring garden soon though. As for your question about the storm - I think it's going to hit Ceejay, Laura, Michelle and Annie more than me. We are supposed to get a few inches of snow tomorrow but most of our weather comes from our friends in Canada and I just push it east over to Madcat, Carla and Ruthie. :snowfight:

Annie - worried about you with the B/P numbers. :hug: Not good to be on 3 meds. And not sleeping either - that can't be helping although I know you can't help that you are not zonking out. Somehow you have to teach yourself to shut things down at night - so much going on in your head. Maybe I need to make you a mix tape of sleepy time music (what do you like???) and send you one of my old Walkmans. Oh wait, that would mean I'd have to find not only my stereo equipment but my records and CDs as well. Maybe I can just cut you a CD from Itunes :lol: So you are thinking of getting married on vacation? Would the kids be coming down with you or would this be an elope type of thing? Don't blame you for doing something intimate - who has the money for a big bash anymore - wishes for your happiness will be the same no matter what you do. I can understand how it's difficult to be around someone who is grumpy. Happens to us all - I would just talk with him about it and agree to a trigger phrase like HEY - JUST CUZ YOU'RE HAVING A BAD DAY DON'T TAKE IT OUT ON ME :rofl: Seriously - we occasionally do the same thing with each other - we gently remind each other that if it's a grumpy day don't take it out on me thing. It works. Sometimes you have to just talk it out. And then if he is resistant to it, you won't have any qualms kicking him to the curb :s: Just kiddin'. He seems like a really good guy and none of us are perfect. I hope you got a few hours of restful sleep last night. Laughed at your comment about the Shell Answer Man - I used to call myself that too. People will gravitate to someone who will help them - even if it's just to point them to someone else. God (and the general public) loves the Shell Answer Woman. ;) As for the not so child support :rolleyes: - are you in one of those states where child support goes to age 21? If so, poor you - not much you can do about the daughter situation. One of those moral things - no reason to take a hand out if you are NOT in school and have a job to support yourself. Just remind yourself that C will help your kids too only so that you don't get your bloodpressure up again. And cuss his ex for not giving the girls some responsibility. And what's this about a trashed bedroom????

Ceejay - I think writing things down is a good idea. It gives you supporting documentation if you need it later on and allows you to vent your feelings. Hope the situation fades away over time. Are you supposed to get some ice out of this latest storm?

Hey Laura - are you up there typing around my head again? :lol: Did you get to see the Downton finale? Are you still doing book club or did you give that up? I guess I am full of questions for you today.

Shad - hope things are better for you and you are not feeling so blue. Sending you good thoughts :hug:

Same to you Patty :hug:

Where yah been Ellen???
DH just got up - we decided to change our plans. Looks like I didn't have to get up so early after all. *smacks head* It's not his fault though. I think I'm going to have a rare second cup of coffee and maybe a bit of breakfast so that the pain relievers I took do not upset the tummy.

Talk to you later chicks...

Laura705
02-21-2013, 01:39 PM
Morning all.

Ceejay - I'm glad you've come up with a way to deal with the work issues. It sounded like a venting journal to me, but I like Annie's take on it - an actual record of any incidents with the whole who, what, where, when, why, & how. Smart. Hope you didn't get hit too badly by the storm. Sounds like Springfield, MO got a bit of sleet, but it was to the north that KC got whalloped with a lot of snow.

Michelle - I don't envy you having to go through the name-change process, but your maiden name sure is simpler!! Good luck with your new roommate. Hope you're enjoying your visit with your CA visitor! Drive safe - seems like all the snow we've gotten this year has hit during the workweek and right before or during rush hours!!

Happy - I hope it's not my use of smilies that makes things goofy here. I strongly believe it's the ads. No, I wanted bf's chili for dinner and I did have it (yum), but I just wanted to also make the soup and to have that as another go-to meal. But instead I finally watched the Downton finale, so I didn't make the soup. BTW, no I finished season 2 before starting season 3. I'm anal that way. Same with authors who right books in series with the same characters - I check to see where the series began and start with the first one. Yep, still doing book club. Can't remember the date of the next one, but the book is Defending Jacob , I think? Glad the slippers feel good. I really like shoes that have good arch support, so I might check out the Orthaheels. My favorites for arch support are my birkenstock sandals - need to keep looking for that in a real shoe.

Annie - Gosh I hope getting the move done tomorrow evening alleviates some of your stress! I'm worried that the 2nd bp med isn't effective and now you're on a 3rd, and who knows what that'll mess up in your system. :hug: Well at least being responsible for the whole work move gets you a better cube location - natural light, ahhh. I don't have an office or natural light, but I actually do have better lighting than a lot of the offices on our floor, which have no window, or a window that looks out onto an atrium, not the outdoors. The boss finally got a outdoor window office, but only because it was vacated by her boss and he threw her the bone. The minimum carpet charge sounds like a ripoff, and i guess that's why they can give people great deals on the additional rooms - because they already made all the money on the first room. Now I know how they can give the additional rooms for only $50 per room, as per the tv commercials. How exciting to get married on vacay!!! But no one needs to tell you to just be sure about it!!!

Mel - Has your brain woken up yet?? :D No ushers at the movie theaters now, just the employees who come in after the movie with garbage bags to clean up. Maybe on weekend nights when they might have to try to direct people to open seats? I avoid those nights like the plague - nothing worse than finding only the front rows available - hate that!! OMG, the Downton finale had such a horrible ending!! Did not like that at all. But...to fill the time before season 4 comes on, I checked my library website and found they have many seasons of Monarch of the Glen! :)

Hi Shad - Safe travels home!!
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Nothing much to report. Ready for the weekend to be here. Tomorrow's morning commute should be interesting with the 3-6 inches of snow we're expecting overnight. Nothing planned for tonight except maybe to make the soup. I'm currently reading Pat Conroy's South of Broad. Rather long, but I'm finally getting into it, so hopefully it'll go more quickly now.

Had some lunchtime errands I thought I'd do tomorrow, but I might pop out to do them today instead while it's not snowy/rainy.

Off I go! TTFN!

ceejay52
02-21-2013, 04:11 PM
Afternoon
Our winter mix is here which is mainly freezing rain. Coming down hard now. The roads are clear for now but it's on the tree's and roof tops. I've been out doing some errands. It's 34 degree's and we're having thunder with this also. Kinda weird.

I think I'll keep a work journal from now on. I had to call my boss last night about another minor problem at work and told him I'd written a deposition and wanted him to read it Monday. We'll see if this resolves things.

Happy
I'm glad the shoes seem to be working. I can't believe that over the years that I'm having to wear the wide width shoes. They are comfortable especially when my feet and ankles swell.

Laura
The week end is coming up so maybe the snow will not last to long. If it does it will be a good time to curl up with a good chia tea and a book or movie.

Michelle
You are a good friend to allow some one to stay with you. Do you work the same hours. It would be great if her dog and Santa could get along. I'm glad that you and ex are still civil towards each other.

Annie
Wow getting married while on vacation sounds like a winner. Maybe when things get settled down you can settle down too. I'm beginning to agree that documenting every thing is the right way to go.

Mel
I forgot to take my meds last night but I did get a good night's sleep also. Slept till 9 this morning. I don't remember getting up for a potty break either. I feel like a nap already. I've been mentally exhausted from the happenings at work. But this too shall pass. I'm already feel one step ahead.

Shad
How are things going for you?

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Just heard it thunder again. I'm glad that I'm not working today. I do have to fill in for L. on Saturday. But she'll have to fill in for me when I take off. I did turn in a couple day's vacation for Easter week end.

annie175
02-21-2013, 07:46 PM
Hey Girls...it was a very long day! At work at 7, worked my arse off then left at 6. I should of stayed longer but really my body, eyes and energy was shot. After not sleeping last night and going full force today, they will have to continue the move tonight without me. Hope they get things done right. They are supposed to wrap it up around 8 or 9 pm...I just couldn't go any longer.

Picked Sass up at Siss's house then came home. Got my spaghettie sauce simmering. C not expected home til 7:30...just gives sauce barely enough time to simmer. Bought basil olive oil and bread on the way to work this morning at the 24 hour Marsh store to go with sketti....

I plan on taking a PM, cleaning kitchen, then it will have kicked in and I will zonk out...only hoping and praying it happens that way. Movers have my cell number....please do not call me.

We are under a winter storm watch...Snow and mixed rain. Expected 2" of snow then 1/4 inch ice. I told them at work I will be in after the temps rise to the expected 40s and melted. I am NOT taking a chance on new digs that the net may not work....lol.

Gotta get off of here and get ready for my nighty nite time...dinner, clean up and bed.

Loves.

MELODY525
02-22-2013, 09:13 AM
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MORNING CHICKS
ON MY WAY DOWNSTAIRS. A MAINT MAN HAS A DR APPT.
I NEED TO OPEN UP. THEY ALL HAVE KEYS....LOL
BUT NO ONE LIKES THE ALARM SYSTEM.

I AM WORRIED ABOUT THE OTHER MAINT MAN.
I THINK HE HAS PROSTATE CANCER ALREADY.
LOST WEIGHT AND LOOKS INCREDIBLY BAD.
WE.VE BEEN FRIENDS FOR A VERY LONG TIME. :cry:
HE CAME TO SEE ME 2 WEEKS AGO AND IS UNDERGOING MANY TESTS.
I THINK WE BOTH KNOW THE ANSWERS.

I BETTER GET DOWN THERE BEFORE SOMEONE SETS THE ALARM OFF.
FOR ALL THOSE BEING PELTED WITH SNOW & ICE....
STAY SAFE OUT THERE. :hug:
SEE YOU GALS LATER.





MICHELLE....GOOD LUCK WITH THE ROOMMATE.
BE CAREFUL ON THE ROADS TO WORK.
GOTTA BE HELLISH OUT YOUR WAY.
HAVE FUN WITH THE FRIEND. GOOD TIMING.




HAPPY.....TRY NOT TO WEAR THE SHOES ALL DAY.
IN THE BEGINNING THEY HURT EVERYTHING!!
JEN HAD SHOES LIKE THAT WHEN LITTLE.
YOU HAVE TO GO SLOWLY AT FIRST TO GIVE YOUR FEET & BODY TIME TO ADJUST.
THE SHOES ARE LIKE LITTLE CHIROPRACTORS!!
I REALLY HOPE THEY WORK:hug:
THE CROCKS REALLY PROTECTED MY TOES FROM INJURIES.
I MISS THEM.
rubber baby buggy bumpers
I WEAR SPECIAL SLIPPER FOOTSIES.. NOT SURE WHAT TO CALL THEM.
NO ELASTIC ANYWHERE! JEN GETS THEM FOR ME.
(they're made out o fleece)
OUTSIDE I WEAR A KIND OF VELCRO BOOT IN WINTER.
FOR SUMMER I USE A SANDAL. THEY NEVER WEAR OUT!! :rofl:




ANNIE...I WAS VERY SORRY TO READ ABOUT YOUR BP AND THE MEDS.
I WAS PRAYING IT WOULD ALL BE CONTROLLED BY NOW.
I WAS THINKING ABOUT YOU LAST NIGHT.
THERE IS A LOT ON YOUR MIND. MAYBE THE BP IS JUST SHOWING IT.
IT COULD AM DOWN AFTER YOUR MOVE AND YOUR DECISIONS.
SENDING YOU ANOTHER PRAYER AND HUG :hug:
PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH THIS HORRIBLE WEATHER!



LAURA....I HATED THE ENDING TOO AND IT HAS REALLY PUT ME OFF THE SERIES.
FIRST THE SISTER AND THEN THE HUSBAND??? WTF!!!
I ACTUALLY WAS YELLING AT THE TV. NO NO NO!!!!
BALLYKISSANGEL DID SOMETHING SIMILAR.
THESE BRITS LOVE THEIR DRAMA!!! :cry:
MONARCH OF THE GLEN IS A HAPPIER ONE!! ROFLMAO





CEEJAY....SO GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD SLEEP.
GUESS WE BOTH NEEDED ONE.
HOPE TOO THAT THE DRAMA AT WORK GETS BETTER.
I KNOW HOW WE BOTH HATE DRAMA.:hug:
GLAD TO HEAR YOU ARE ONE STEP AHEAD!!
JUST CONCENTRATE ON FEELING BETTER....AND SPRING:sunny:

diyana
02-22-2013, 10:19 AM
Good morning ladies. -

Super quick check in to wish you all a very Happy Friday!! I drove my ex to work because he's flying out to CA after work and will just take a cab from his work to the airport. It took me 40-45 minutes LONGER than my normal 45 minute commute. The roads were very snow covered and slick. It was hard to see where the lanes were, and stopping and starting at the intersections was very interesting. I'm glad I got here okay. The snow is supposed to let up, so the afternoon commute will be better. Of course, after work I'm going to have to snowblow the ex's driveway (so I can get in and out to pick up and drop off Santa and to check on my ex-DMIL). Then once I get home, I'll be helping to clear my driveway. :faint: I'm going to be sore tonight. I am hoping that my neighbor that has a plow attachment on his ATV will plow my ex's driveway...but I'm not counting on that.

This weekend, my friend and I are going to move all the boxes and junk that are just being stored in the 3rd bedroom into my bedroom and the office so that my friend will be able to move the few things she's bringing with her. She moves in a week from today.

Gotta run. Hope you all are well. I hope everyone in this storm's path stays warm, safe and dry.

Much love,

Laura705
02-22-2013, 11:53 AM
Morning all. Happy Friday, at last!:carrot: Was it really a short week for me? Sure didn't feel like it.

Michelle - Hope all the snow removal is done by the time you get to the ex's and back home tonight. :yes: Have a safe commute home.

Mel - LOL re everyone afraid of the alarm! I'm sorry to hear about your friend the maintenance man. Hopefully the cancer is still treatable.

Annie - Hope the commute went alright this morning, but snow and ice are a treacherous combo. Be careful! Good luck with the rest of the move. :crossed: nothing too horrible crops up.

Ceejay - Hope the ice isn't building up on the trees and power lines, and that the temps are high enough to just melt it all by the time you have to go to work Saturday.

Hellos to Shad, Happy & Patty. And Ellen!! :wave:
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Nuttin' much to report. I was my usual slothful self after work so nothing got done. Wait - I did go through another file of user manuals and put them in their proper categories. I think those are done now.

We got maybe three inches of snow overnight. Very wet, and the downtown area is very slushy at the crosswalks. What a mess. Glad my boots didn't spring a leak, and I'm doubly glad I don't have to run my errands at lunch today. :) Actually, at lunch today is the ww at work informational meeting, so that should be interesting. I haven't done weight watchers in a loooong time.

Bonuses were paid today - woohoo! Celebrate now because I'm sure we will all be hounded in short time to formulate our goals for 2013.

Plans this weekend include breakfast tomorrow with a former co-worker. Sunday is the Oscars, and our movie group "ring leader" is hosting the party this year. I almost wish I'd taken a pass on it this year because she's been trying to get RSVP's so she can figure out how many are attending and then trying to figure out how to make room for us all. Sounds like it's going to be a tight fit...if I don't get there early I might not get a seat?? I've only seen a couple of the nominated movies...not that I didn't want to see them, it just didn't happen. And I still don't know what goodie I'll bring. There's always so much food...such a waste. I don't think I'll bother making anything, I'll just buy something.

That's about it for me. Back to the grind.

ceejay52
02-22-2013, 11:56 AM
Woke up with a sinus headache. Nothing new to report. Did ride the bike for 20 minutes but I upped the mph to 14-15mph and rode 5 miles. The I did a 20 minute dvd work out.

Annie
Hugs, Hope the new office is in good shape this morning. Did you get all the snow that was predicted? Stress does cause bp problems.

Mel
Sorry to hear about the maintenance man. I hate that C word. I need to have a colonoscopy done. My last one was in 2007.

Michelle
Glad you had an okay drive to take your ex dh to work. Maybe things will not be to bad this afternoon.

ceejay52
02-22-2013, 11:58 AM
Laura
You snuck in on me. congrats on the bonuses, that will come in handy. I have a pile of paper that I need to organize today.

diyana
02-22-2013, 02:33 PM
Laura - Congrats on the bonuses!!

Ceejay - Well done on the exercising!! :bravo: I hope your headache goes away. :hug:

MELODY525
02-22-2013, 04:38 PM
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annie175
02-22-2013, 06:35 PM
BP was a bit better but nothing to brag about...170/80 bottom number is remarkable...top number sucks. I am at my wits end with this. And I am thirsty all the time...what now....Diabetes??? Jesus....I am over all of this, please correct my issues.

The move was ok. Only a few snafus, all should be corrected by end of next week. Thank God...This Shell answer woman is ready to stab someone in the eye.

I am truly exhausted, think it is the meds. Never been this tired and sleepless. Not a good combination. Blah.

Not doing personals as I have no strength left and lots on my plate tomorrow. Lord I don't know if I want the weekends to come or not. Seems there is no rest for the wicked!...

Love you all....

Shad
02-23-2013, 06:39 AM
Evening all,
Mel, I will try for tomorrow morning to ring. I forgot to wake up in time this morning.

Back tomorrow when I have weeded the vege garden - which is popping up with rogue tomato plants. Better put some mulch on it as well.

MELODY525
02-23-2013, 07:39 AM
shad....just incase no one answers....you'll know what happened..............


last night someone got stuck in the elevator. then we had another flood by the electrical room. then a rooftop fan went. stunk up the bldg with smoke. all the repair men are coming today and the other elevator is acting up now. what a mess we have. one man is due soon for the rooftop fiasco. he just called from the turnpike. i will try to be home when you call. even my boss is shocked so much is going wrong.
i'll catch up with you guys later. or tomorrow.

ceejay52
02-23-2013, 09:38 AM
Mel
No wonder you are up and at em this morning. Hope things get resolved soon.

Annie
Hugs, It's time you slow down some. When I'm stressed my bp will run around that at 160/80. I know the bp med that I take has to be taken at night if not I'm exhausted all day long.

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Working today but that's okay. Let's pray it's quiet. At least there is no storms to deal with.

happy2bme
02-23-2013, 01:31 PM
Morning kids,

Had a couple of early phone calls yesterday and never got here. We got about 7 inches of light fluffy snow yesterday. DH got to use the new snowblower. Worked great. Planning on staying at home today - today is the big cross country ski race. 13,000 participants and 15,000 expected spectators. Alot of people for our little towns of 2,000 people. The race stretches between 2 towns so it will affect a wide area. I told DH it's not worth getting stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, particularly since it affects a wide area. Tomorrow we will go and pick up the green/hot house we bought and look for shelving to go inside it. Not much else going on.

Mel - hope you make it through the day - Monday is the full moon - not sure why everything is crashing in the building today. Sounds like a fiasco. Sorry to hear of the maintenance man's health issues :(

Shad - are you doing better? Rougue tomatoes - would that be good? Like free seedlings. I'm wondering if I will get some pop up grape tomatoe plants from last year's planting. My sister had some heirloom cherry tomatoes that were just divine.

Annie - very worried about you with this blood pressure. You NEED to let some of this stuff go that is swirling around in your life and your head. Stress too will up the blood sugar and as you say you don't need diabetes on top of everything else that's going on. The less meds you take, the better for you. Please take some time to relax - perhaps you should just do nothing more in April than sit on the beach and relax. Put the wedding off until later when there is less going on.

Laura - yay on the bonus. Must have been a nice one. Any particular plans for the money?

Michelle - so you have 3 bedrooms in your place. Sounds like you have a nice place right now. Good luck rearranging everything - hope the roomie arrangement works out.

Ceejay - hope you didn't get much ice. You've got me longing to hear a good thunderstorm. :lol:

Hello to the rest of the chicks :wave:

Gotta go look for some shelving ideas. Have a good weekend all.

ceejay52
02-23-2013, 04:02 PM
Got a call from sis in Missouri to tell me that my nephew and his live in are planning a wedding in Florida this summer. I really want to go but I'll have to fly and that's not one of my favorite things to do. If I do go I want to go see the Atlantic ocean while there too. She said that could be arranged. She's going to rent a condo for the family.

Happy
Wow 7 inches of snow. Don't blame you for not wanting to get out among all the "sea of people". Glad to hear the dh got to use his new toy--the snow blower.

Shad
02-23-2013, 04:56 PM
Morning all,
When I saw Mel's post this morning and she didn't answer the phone, I figured I would take my coffee out on the patio and plan out the days exercise. Worked for all of ten minutes and down came the rain. Grrrrr. Yesterday was brilliant and I figured that it was to hot to go outside, early tomorrow would be better. Yeah right. Damn just went to look up the weather forecast - showers, possible storm. Heavy rain tomorrow. Haven't we had enough already??If this is a shower, then I don't want you to give me any heavy rain puhleeeeeeeze. And if this is a shower, then the following showers are getting closer together. Damn and blast.

Rogue tomatoes are those that just sort of appear. Self sown, I suspect these will be some of grape tomatoes that we had such an abundance of last year. Dont mind as long as they do as well as their forebears did.

Last night I went out to dinner with some friends to an Indian restaurant. It was very nice although there wasn't too many vegetables to be seen. Mostly rice and meat in rich gravies. Cheap and cheerful.
DS2 and girlfriend were off doing the busy stuff that they always seem to be caught up in these days, so I don't expect to see much of them. They did pop around to pick up some tools.

I had a long hard think about the mistake I made and decided that it isn't the end of the world, just a delay in plans. I just need to step back and get the I don't give a damn attitude. Who cares - or should I say that the care factor should be less than zero.

I'm not going to go back and check out the personals from before I went off in a hissy fit, just a few that come to mind, that stood out for one reason or another.

Michelle - hope it all works out with the roomie. It's good that you have friends from home dropping in. Keeps the blues at bay, and I should think that it will also allow you to slowly get the hang of living alone. I think the biggest difficulty may well be the 'there was two of us doing the things around the place and now there is only me' syndrome that we all seem to suffer from when living conditions change.

Annie - could well be the BP meds that are causing the thirst. Some contain diuretics, so you get rid of the excess fluid in the system. Check it out before you start worrying about diabetes etc. Could also be that the different meds are fighting each other and the fluid is causing you to wake at night to go to the you know where.

Mel - will keep an eye on the clock and try again later. Otherwise it will be in another fortnights time.

Happy - hope the shoes are helping the tootsies. I'm finding that running around my apartment in Darwin in bare feet is starting to give me foot cramps. Seems that the air con is cooling down the tiles (no carpet up there) and so I have upped the temps a couple of degrees. Some people find it too warm in my place, but it's okay for me so why should I turn it down. Somedays I even turn it off and live with the fresh air from the open doors. Not that Darwin has much fresh air - always sultry, always humid and often wet.

And that's about my lot. The sky is brightening, the rain has stopped, I might venture back outside - after I have covered myself in mossie deterrent.

MELODY525
02-24-2013, 09:58 AM
Good Morning .
Today I am just going to rest if nothing else goes wrong.
Yesterday was full steam ahead.
Then my friend with the cancer showed up and was so distraught.
We sat downstairs in the office talking for hours.
They're sending him for another bone scan. He's lost about 30 lbs already.
I barely knew what to say to him. Jen & Richie came down to see what was going on. We called his family to let them know he was still with us. Then we all chatted till well after dinner time We could see he wasn't leaving any time soon. Neither was he plumber. So the kids ordered a pizza. iT WAS A Very sad night.
I will come back for personals in a few.
Right now I am off to think about breakfast. Happy Sunday.

Shad....You missed Saturday and I missed Sunday(your time) Sorry we couldn't make the hook up. Let me know when you're home again :hug:

happy2bme
02-24-2013, 11:25 AM
Morning all,

Quick post for me, I should have gotten up earlier and didn't. Lots to get done today.

Mel - even if you didn't know exactly what to say, sounds like you said the right things for your friend. Sometimes it's not what we say, not who we are but just being a soft shoulder and knowing someone cares is all we need :hug: - glad you were there for him. 30 pounds is a huge scary loss. Means it's not something to be taken lightly and that can put a dent in your own resolve. I hope he will be well.

Shad - how odd that it would be rice and meat at the Indian restaurant - would think they would be heavy on the cheap filler veggies instead of the protein. Bummer that it went and rained on you the day you planned to work outside. Weather can be like that - I wouldn't mind the warmer indoor temps as long as there was a fan to move the air but would not be a fan of heat AND the humidity. Hopefully you were able to stave off the mossies.

Ceejay - you should see both oceans in your lifetime. They are a bit different. Can't say I've swam in either - generally too chilly - but I have waded in up to my knees just to say I did. I suppose driving to Florida from your place would indeed be a 2 day trip just for travelling - not the best. Can you fly out with someone just to take an edge off the anxiety?

Not much else going on and it looks like many of you are sleeping in this morning which is ok because several of you can use a good rest. My coffee cup is near empty and I need to get on with plans for the day. Have a restful Sunday...

Laura705
02-24-2013, 12:25 PM
Morning all.

Ceejay - Good for you getting the exercise. :carrot: At least someone is! :D I say definitely try to get to Florida. I was in Miami several years ago and spent one of my mornings at the beach - the water was pleasantly warm, such a surprise. Enjoy your Sunday off!

Happy - Plenty of snow to keep all the visitors happy. Nice to have a reason to stay at home. I wouldn't want to be out with the hordes either. ;) No particular plans for the bonus money, however, the furnace has been making a noise for a while (even before it went out last month) that's been driving me crazy. We know that'll =$$. I believe we were told it's coming from the pump that the condensation from...the humidifier or maybe the furnace itself? Anyway, it runs more frequently and/or louder. It might be about to go?? Who knows. Also the clear tubing that carries the moisture to our laundry sink is no longer clear, so I wonder if the tubing should be replaced. Anyway, probably have to put some money towards the furnace. How fun!

Mel - I've got the meditation link e-mailed to myself, I'll see if I can use it on my iphone on the train. Don't know if it's audio, video, what. Sounds like you needed the meditation after all the chaos in the building. I'm so sorry for your friend. Best thing you did is to just be there for him and listen.

Annie - Glad the move went okay. I'm worried about you with the bp so high and the lack of sleep. I sure hope you got some sleep and took some time to relax this weekend. Somthing's gotta give - don't let it be your health!!! :hug:

Shad - Hope you got out to work in the garden at some point yesterday. And you're back in Darwin now? I totally understand preferring "fresh" air to the bone-chilling AC'd air, even if the real stuff is very warm and overly moist.

Hellos to the rest of the gang!
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We were up early and had a breakfast out this morning. This'll have to be the last one for a long while, at least the salty/greasy kind. I registered for WW@work on Friday and the first meeting is on Tuesday. (I guess that's where some of my bonus money is going.)

Friday was not only bonus day, but I also won some guest passes to the Shedd Aquarium in a work raffle. :) (My employer is a contributor, so we get stuff like this every once in a while, and they raffle it off.)

My former co-worker e-mailed me Friday afternoon to cancel the breakfast we'd planned for yesterday, which was fine by me. I puttered around the house and put together 4 bags of donations. I watched the extra content on the Downton Series 3 dvd, nothing too interesting. Finally left the house to drop off the donations and return the dvd to the library. At Goodwill, I bought some more flatware to use at work - sick of using the plastic stuff. Six pieces @ 10 cents each, such a deal. :D

Later on we had a late lunch and then went grocery shopping. All kinds of heavy items. Pushing the cart was a workout - 30 lbs of dog kibble, two 12-paks of soda, one of beer, a gallon of milk...and some groceries.

Didn't do much of anything last night. No dinner, just 6 Oreos, so I guess that's why I woke up thinking breakfast out was a good idea.

Nothing going on today except the Oscars party starting at 6 pm. I'm bringing hummus & pita chips that I bought yesterday.

Okay, off to read the papers and have a bit more tea.

ceejay52
02-24-2013, 07:56 PM
Mel
What a good friend you are! Sometimes all we can do is listen and you did just that. Glad things have settled down
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I was up at 7 but had a trip to Paragould planned for the day. Went to church with my uncles. Now I'm back home. I did go shopping at Belks and Walgreens.
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Laura
It's always good to have a day to do what ever. To bad the co-worker cancelled breakfast.

Happy and Shad-----:wave: Have a good day.

diyana
02-24-2013, 10:16 PM
Sorry I've been away. Trying to spend time with my friend over the weekend since I wasn't able to take any time off work. But with my ex being in CA loading up a truck with DMIL's stuff, his gf's stuff, and his gf and her two pugs, I've been spending a lot of time going over to the house to check on ex-DMIL. Then ex's dog Doppler who we've had for 12 years and who is diabetic had some seriously low blood sugar and had a seizure on Wednesday night while the ex was still in town. My ex thought everything was squared away, but then Friday night, Doppler had 4 more episodes. I drove Doppler and my ex-DMIL to the vet. Sure enough, his blood sugar was dangerously low. Seems doppler's eye doctor stopped a steroid eye drop, which caused his blood sugar to be much lower not requiring as much insulin and since he kept getting the same level of insulin...it was too much. The vet dropped his insulin dosage, and told ex-DMIL to make sure he eats A LOT. Poor puppy. He hasn't had any seizures since Saturday afternoon, but he's still a bit wobbly on his feet, which I'm hoping might be from a pulled muscle during a seizure.

I took Santa to the dog park yesterday and today...so he's had quite a fun weekend. I also took him to a small dog play date at a doggie day care in downtown Milwaukee. It was supposed to be for dogs up to 25 lbs, but I don't think there was a dog over 10 lbs (other than Santa - he weighs 20 lbs). Santa was trying to play with the small dogs, but they were scared of him. So we left early. Next time, I'll take him to the play date for medium dogs (20-50 lbs).

I'll try and catch up on personals later. Now, I'm going to try and sleep although I think the neighbors upstairs are having a party. :faint:

Much love and many hugs,

MELODY525
02-25-2013, 08:32 AM
GOOD MORNINGCHICKIES.

ON MY WAY TO MEET THE BOSS.
I'LL SHOULD BE BACK IN A BIT TO READ & POST.
I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I AM THAT THIS WEEKEND IS OVER.
I WANT TO BEFCOME A HERMIT ALL THE MORE!!!

SEE YA LATER AND HAVE A GREAT DAY:encore:

MELODY525
02-25-2013, 09:04 AM
THE BOSS ISN'T HERE YET SO I LEFT A WRITTEN REPORT:rofl:
TIME TO EAT BREAKFAST:hun:




HAPPY....YOUR SNOW IS PILING UP!
I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED A GREEN HOUSE.
MY STEP GGM WAS A WHOLESALE FLORIST.
SHE HAD THE OLD FASHIONED WHITE WOODEN & GLASS ONES.
I GET THE GOOSE BUMPS EVEN THINKING OF THEM. GORGEOUS.
I DIDN'T KNOW TODAY WAS THE FULL MOON....
THAT ANSWERS WHY THE FRASSING BLACK CLOUD IS HANGING OVER THE BLDG SINCE FRIDAY!!!:cry:





SHAD....SORRY WE DIDN'T GET TOGETHER.
IT SOUNDS LIKE WE HAD A LOT TO SET STRAIGHT TOO.
HOPE IT CAN WAIT A FORTNIGHT...IS THAT 2 WEEKS??
I'LL GOOGLE IT. LOL
I HOPE THE MISTAKE WILL TURN OUT OK.
I THINK I MADE A LOT OF THEM OVER THE WEEKEND BUT DID THE SAME...WHO CARES.
TOLD MY BOSS IF THEY DON'T LIKE IT THEY CAN HAVE THE KEYS BACK.
SEEMS LIKE I SAY THIS A LOT LATELY:rofl:
SENDING YOU A HUG TOO :hug:




LAURA....SO HOW WAS THE OSCARS???
WE DID THAT A FEW TIMES HERE WHEN I FIRST MOVED IN.
AND OREOS FOR DINNER???
HAVEN'T DONE THAT IN YEARS:drool:
THOSE WERE GREAT FLATWARE PRICES!! WOW!!BTW....I'LL BE SENDING YOU MY HEAVY ITEM MARKET LIST TOO!
SOUNDS LIKE YOU GOT A GREAT WORKOUT.
MY LEFT ARM IS A VERY POWERFUL CART DRIVER!!:lol3: :lol3:
CONGRATS ON THE BONUS!!!GOALS FOR 2013???
IT'S ALREADY ALMOST MARCH!!! :rofl:




CEEJAY....IT'S THAT SINUS HEADACHY TIME OF THE YEAR.
DON'T YOU THINK THAT SOUNDS LIKE A SONG???
hOPE YOU FEEL BETTER & THE SNOW STOPPED.
GOOD GOING WITH THE DVD:ebike:
I REALLY HOPE YOU GO TO THE WEDDING!
IT WOULD BE SO NICE TO SEE THE FAMILY & OCEAN WHILE THERE TOO.:hug:
YOU A BUSY SUNDAY! HOPE THE UNCLES ARE WELL.


ANNIE....I BET YOU ARE SO GLAD THE MOVE IS OVER.
IS IT TOO TIGHT OF A SQUEEZE???
IS DRY MOUTH A SIDE EFFECT OF THE BP DRUGS....SOME HAVE THAT.
SENDING A HEALING THOUGHT YOUR WAY!!:yoga:
WTF IS GOING ON????
ALSO HOPE NO ONE GET STABBED IN THE EYE BY THE SHELL ANSWER WOMAN!!:belly:





MICHELLE....HOPE ALL THE SNOW AND MOVING STUFF WASN'T TOO BAD.
SOUNDS LIKE YOU GALS HAD A BUSY WEEKEND.
CONGRATS ON THE BONUS!!!GOALS FOR 2013???
IT'S ALREADY ALMOST MARCH!!! :rofl:
HOPE THE DOG WILL BE BETTER NOW THE MED IS CHANGED.
POOR THING. WISH ANIMALS COULD TALK.

annie175
02-25-2013, 09:23 AM
Good Morning all...yet another busy weekend. Got up Saturday and cleaned like a mad woman, thoroughly. Started cleaning at 8 am after a cup of java and news and didn't get done until 3. Took a shower and set out on errands. Got back home at 6, started dinner, the kids brought the baby over to spend the night. Fixed Manicotti, salad, cheese rosoto for dinner. Put the babe down at 9, C and I followed shortly after. The baby work up at 2:30 and was having no part of the pak n play so I sat in the recliner with him all night as he restlessly slept until 7:30 am. And boy do I mean restlessly. He woke about every hour after that. Kids picked babe up at 11:30 am Sunday, then C and I went to lunch, Menards hardware and over to his house. We worked on his house until about 6pm, when Tater called to say he was in town and would like to meet us for dinner at Texas Roadhouse. DS, DDIL, Sissy and babe met me and C. Got home at 7:45, Went to bed at 8:30. Woke up 3 times and was on the verge of not sleeping, then started counting backwards and fell asleep each time.

Here I am at work with move issues to resolve. Blah. Still looks like a tornado went through and much still to unpack.

Not doing personals right now, just too much to get done!

Love ya all...

Laura705
02-25-2013, 11:48 AM
Morning all.

Annie - Now I feel extra slothful after reading of your busy weekend.:o Glad you were able to get yourself back to sleep.

Mel - the Oscars was alright. I wasn't familiar with Seth MacFarlane, the host, but he was pretty good, except for a few tasteless jokes and his startling resemblence to the actor who played Peter on the Brady Bunch!! LOL. Yeh, we've barely figured out our goals when it's time for the mid-year review!

Michelle - I'm so sorry Doppler was having seizures from the med's dosage change! Poor baby, I hope he's feeling much better by now.

Ceejay - Is it a far drive to Paragould? You do it so often. When bf and I go out to his brother's place in the far NW suburbs, it feels like such a trip, but yet it's under 30 miles, LOL.

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The Oscars party was fine. I could see that it was not going to end anytime soon, so I left the party at about 10:15 to go home, figuring I could at least get ready for bed during the commercials, which I did. It ended at around 11:00. Maybe next year I'll take the following Monday off work and sleep in. :yawn: I did horribly on guessing the winners...darn it, because this year there was a money prize. :shrug: I brought pita chips and hummus to the party, and there were 3 ultra-fattening dips in addition to that, plus something call taco soup that was pretty tasty. I ate too much junky stuff (including desserts). That said, this morning the scale was back to where it's been before TOM last week, so that's good.

I made the lentil soup yesterday. This recipe came out tasiter than the last and I think it was because it was a bit lighter on the spices compared to the other recipe I used. Here's a link to it, if you're interested: http://weightingfor50.com/recipes-2/

Scroll quite a ways down the recipe page (of a blog I follow), it's called "Turkish Red Lentil Soup". Yum. Between that and bf's chili, I'm a happy camper.

Okay, I could prattle on forever, but I have to get some work done now since it's apparently not going to do itself!!

diyana
02-25-2013, 12:27 PM
Good morning ladies,

I overdid it on the weekend (too much walking at the dog park I think), and my back gave out today. I couldn't walk when I woke up to go to work. So I had to let my boss know I couldn't make it in.

I took a pain killer and muscle relaxer and am able to walk a little now....but now I'm loopy so I'm not safe to drive. Guess I'll just relax the remainder of the day.

Much love,

happy2bme
02-25-2013, 01:17 PM
Hi all,

Went to the podiatrist this morning. She was an hour late as she had a doctor's appointment in the same complex and that doctor was 30 minutes late so everything go pushed back. I told her nothing is working and I am done with this pain in my foot so we did the cortesone shot. OMG - I remembered it hurt but not as bad as it did. I tensed up, tried to keep quiet but at one point I actually cried out. Imagine something that is incredibly sore and burning and you grab on to it and squeeze it as hard as you can to see just how much pain you can take before you pass out. It's like that but WORSE. She didn't even get all the cortesone in - said the bursa was resistant so that meant it was terribly inflamed. I sure hope this works. I am supposed to keep my foot elevated and stay off of it as much as possible for the next 24 hours. So off I go. Talk to you tomorrow.

annie175
02-25-2013, 01:35 PM
HAPPY....owie on the cortisone shot. I had one in my wrist once and OMG. Bless your heart. Take it easy and have DH wait on you and bring you yummythings to eat, read, and drink!!

LAURA...taco soup is really good. Probably close to what I make called tortilla soup. I love it, but then again anything mexican is great to me. I watched the pre-oscars with all the celebraties and gowns, then I went to bed. haha.

CHELLE...I see I am going to have to make a trip up there to rolling pin you. Stop doing that to yourself. Take it easy and relax.

MELLIE...sounds like you were a busy lil beaver all weekend also. Either it is quiet there or crazy, is there no medium? Have a sweet day!

CEEG...oh a Florida wedding....sounds like fun to me! Go and enjoy yourself.

SHADDIE...glad you came to some kind of peace with your decision. Rain...blah!

Later ladies...

ceejay52
02-25-2013, 05:11 PM
Happy
I well remember those cortisone injections in the feet. My podiatrist nurse had to hold me down. I pray I don't have to have those again. I've had them in my lower back and hip also. Hope the pain subsides.

Annie
I'm planning on making tortilla soup this week. Yum.

I'm back at work today but really don't want to be. We're expecting storms some time this afternoon.

happy2bme
02-25-2013, 07:09 PM
Just got a call from my cousin - the son of the male owner of the popcorn shop was killed yesterday in a snowmobile accident. Apparently he missed a turn and his snowmobile left the trail and crashed into a tree where it snapped his neck. He was only 26. Very sad. Of all the recreational things up here, snowmobiles scare me the most. They go very, very fast. We are having an above average year for deaths in the state. Many due to snowmobiles crashing through the ice on the lakes. Even though it's been cold up here, there are thin spots where fast moving water underneath keeps it from freezing over thickly. Not for me. DH won't go ATVing in the snow cover either because you can't see what you're riding over.

My foot is still sore and hurting. I did take a nap. Tried to read but I cannot get into the book Room. I might go downstairs and watch some Christmas movies I recorded but didn't see and ice my foot. Dinner will be extra walleye I had left from the other day - cousin gave me a huge bag - enough for 2 meals and it was an all or nothing defrost the way he froze it. At least that's quick to fix.

Have a good night ladies.

Shad
02-26-2013, 08:24 AM
Morning, evening, whatever

No time today. Being a chauffeur is taking up all my time. Mind you they are thinking that they might like to give me some work. Now there is a turn up for the books. Seems that I will have a full load about the time that I leave. Hallelujah.

Hope all the various aches and pains are going away. Happy I feel for your foot. There isn't a lot of fat or soft bits in a foot so they always hurt more.

Better get to bed or I won't get up in the morning. First pick up - Evolution Apartments, second pickup Mantra, third pick up Crowne Plaza. Then the Waterfront. Lucky I know my way around Darwin. Wonder if they will give me a tip at the end of it all.

annie175
02-26-2013, 09:06 AM
Wow, had a break through on the BP..not perfect but way more accepting...138/80, yahooooooooooooooo! And that was last evening after a ridiculous day at work.

Did I mention I am taking cinnamon for BP? I cannot remember what I have told you. Anyway, with eating healthier, more meds and cinnamon, something is working, now which one is it? haha

SHADDIE...murphy's law on the work situation. Of course they come up with something when you finally decide to leave.

HAPPY...hope your feeties are feeling better and better each day...Hugs. Too sad about the young man. Yes, snowmobiles and snow skiing. Both scare the begeebers out of me.

CEEG...I am with you on the work and not wanting to be here..BLAH!

Will come back later, got fires to put out this morning.

MELODY525
02-26-2013, 09:18 AM
MORING EVERYONE.
STILL SOME PAIN IN THE SHOULDER.
HURTS TO TYPE.
I'LL TRY TO COME BACK LATER IF THE ALEVE WORKS :rofl:

ceejay52
02-26-2013, 10:39 AM
Mel
Hope the shoulder feels better soon.

Happy
How is your foot today?

Annie
I've heard of cinnamon for blood sugar control but not bp but hey if it is working keep taking it. I'd love to be all natural when it comes to meds.

Shad
So you are being a taxi driver.

Michelle
How are you doing today? Hope you were able to go into work.

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I've started taking Dimatapp otc liquid med for cold and allergy at night and I sleep really well. It says to take it every 4 hours. I will try that on my day off just in case it makes me sleepy during the day. I've also heard that Echinacea is good for allergies so I'm giving that a try also.
I'm thinking about getting my hair cut this week end and maybe high lighted.

Laura705
02-26-2013, 11:22 AM
Morning all.

Ceejay - I'm another one who doesn't want to be at work today. I'd much rather be at home, curled up with a mug of tea and a book. Oh well.

Michelle - Is your back feeling better today??

Happy - Sorry the shot was so painful. I hope your foot's feeling better today. Very tragic about the shop owner's son - snowmobiling sounds more dangerous than fun to me, so I doubt I would ever try it.

Annie - The taco soup I had was more like a Mexican minestrone than a chicken tortilla soup, which I also love. Yep, I love Mexican food. :love: Yay for the lower bp!!! Hope it stays that way.

Shad - Of course they'll get you busy right when you're about to finish this contract. (Shaking my head.) Hope you get a good tip. :D

Mel - Hope the aleve works and the shoulder's feeling better soon.
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Nothing much to report. On Sunday, I'd woken up very early and went to bed a bit late, so yesterday the lack of sleep hit me around mid-afternoon. I was in bed reading around 9-ish, and around 11-ish bf woke me up to take off my glasses and put away my book.

The boss is looking to move up a meeting scheduled for 3 pm today because of the coming snowstorm. She has a good distance to drive from her train station so I guess I can't blame her. Another weekday storm messing up the rush hour. Glad I can walk home from the train station. :running:

Today's my first WW meeting. The meetings will be on Tuesdays starting with weigh-ins at 12:30. I've never been fond of weighing in at any time other than first thing in the morning, but this is the way it'll be. The last time I did lunchtime ww meetings, I recall skipping breakfast and drinking minimal beverages in the morning. Silly, but I see myself doing that again.

Okay, time to get to work. Looks like the 3 pm meeting might be postponed to another day due to scheduling issues. I'm not too sad about that. The topic's been a major PITA for me.

diyana
02-26-2013, 11:44 AM
Hi ladies -

I made it to work today. I'm walking with a cane. Sometimes my back is okay and walking only hurts a little (3 on a scale of 0 to 10 - 10 being worst pain ever), but then without warning, my lumbar muscles and hamstrings cramp up/spasm, the pain level shoots up to a 9, and my legs give out (hence the cane).

It was a good thing that I was home yesterday because Doppler was still wobbly on his legs and a bit disoriented. So I told the vet that when she called and she said she wanted me to bring Doppler in so that his blood sugar could be checked to make sure it was still not too low. I made the appointment for the afternoon to give the muscle relaxer I took in the morning more time to wear off, and I was fine to drive by the afternoon. Doppler's blood sugar was really good...exactly where the vet would want it. But he did have a urinary tract infection, so he got a shot of antibiotics and we were sent on our way. I called ex-DMIL last night and talked to her this morning...Doppler is getting more sure on his feet and more alert. :)

Sending :goodvibes: to all who are in the path of the winter storm that's on its way here. Hopefully, where I live won't get much snow...cuz there's no way I could shovel.

Better get back to it. Lots to catch up on at work after being out yesterday.

Much love and many hugs,

diyana
02-26-2013, 01:15 PM
Annie - I'm glad the meds, healthy eating and cinnamon are helping your BP. I use cinnamon to keep my blood sugar stable...didn't know about its effects on BP. Sending you many hugs, sweet sista. :hug:

Shad - I would think being a chauffeur is better than dealing with some of the B.S. you've had to deal with. I hope your next gig is better.

Mel - So sorry to hear you're having shoulder pain. I hope it eases up soon. :hug:

Happy - I'm so sorry to hear about the death of the popcorn shop owner's son. :( I remember riding on the back of snowmobiles when I was a kid...but we never went that fast. I wouldn't do it now. And I have no desire to ever go ice fishing or anything that would take me out on a frozen body of water...as you said, you never know where the ice is thin. And I'm sorry to hear about your foot pain. I hope your foot is feeling better today. :hug:

Ceejay - I'm glad the dimetapp is helping your symptoms and allowing you to sleep.

Laura - If you have any good recipes for taco soup or chicken tortilla soup, please share. Good luck with WW. It worked well for me when I stuck to it. I prefer early morning weigh ins too, but I've done the lunch time weigh ins, and did okay as long as I ate similarly each weigh in day and wore similar clothes. I hope the meeting does get postponed, since your area is supposed to get a lot more snow than us. I'm hoping for just an inch or two at the most. :crossed:

Sending healing :hug: to all of us!

annie175
02-26-2013, 01:40 PM
MELLIE....I do hope your shoulder gets to feeling better, I so love reading your posts. xoxo

CEEG...maybe a haircut and highlite will make you feel even better.

CHELLE...hope your back is healing and the spasms stop. That is crazy. Glad to hear Doppler is getting better.

LAURA...so tell me how did the weigh in go? I did the same thing when we had WW at work. Did not eat all morning and barely drank anything...haha, altho this being your first WI you should of ate like a horse so next week you would lose...lol

Later chickies

Laura705
02-26-2013, 04:25 PM
Annie - Weigh in went fine. The ww scale might be kinder than mine at home because it didn't seem to add on all that much for the clothes I was wearing and the food and I drink I had this morning (nope, didn't go without today, but maybe going forward I will, LOL).

Michelle - Glad Doppler's better and that you made it to work today. Hope you don't get a lot of snow that has to be shoveled. It's coming down pretty good now here - we did end up rescheduling the meeting for tomorrow.

I have a recipe that's for something between the taco soup and chicken tortilla, pretty yummy - here it is below. Just noticed I'd put in my comments in brackets. Maybe I've posted this in the past?

SOUTHWESTERN VEGETABLE SOUP
4 cloves of garlic – crushed
4 cloves of garlic – chopped [I only had a jar of crushed garlic, so I used all crushed]
1 large onion – chopped
2 T. cilantro [I used 2 T coarsely chopped, since the recipe doesn’t specify], plus extra sprigs for garnish
3 boneless chicken breast pieces (raw)
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 15 oz. can chopped tomatoes
1 T. each: cumin, chili powder, hot sauce (Tabasco)
2 bay leaves
˝ t each: salt and pepper
8 cups of chicken soup (canned, boxed, or homemade)

In large soup pot, sauté garlic and onion in a little vegetable or canola oil for five minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients listed above. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

Remove chicken, cut it into cubes and return it to the soup. [I might shred it next time.]

Add:
1 can corn (or equal amount of frozen corn which has been thawed) [I used 1-1/2 cups of frozen corn.]
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 small can chopped green chilies

Cook 10 more minutes.

Remove bay leaves.

Garnish with:
Crushed tortilla chips, cilantro sprig, shredded cheese, and a dollop of sour cream.
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With the snow coming down pretty good, I might have to play it by ear as far as going to the movies tonight. We chose "Side Effects".

I'm expecting the boss to tell us we can leave early if we want because she will likely be doing the same. I think she may be driving herself home from the train these days and is being extra cautious. In the past, her husband would drop her off and pick her up and I don't recall her being so concerned, LOL.
:snowglo::snowglo::snowglo::snowglo::snowglo:

annie175
02-26-2013, 04:54 PM
LAURA...thank you for the recipe...we are getting hit with the same storm you are, only thank the good Lord, it is rain at the moment. Be careful going home. Hugs

ceejay52
02-26-2013, 06:19 PM
I've been out of it this afternoon. Must be the cold, wet,drab weather. Been cold and can't get warm

Laura
Thanks for the soup recipe. Be careful going home in the snow. WW is easy to follow. But hate converting calories to points.

Annie
Do you have things under control at work with all the unpacking.

Michelle
Ouch on the back pain. Hope it gets better. Glad that Doppler had you around to take care of him. I'm sure the ex dmil feels better with you around also.

happy2bme
02-26-2013, 09:07 PM
hello ladies,

Sorry I didn't get in here today. Sister called in the morning and DH wanted to go out and look at some side by side ATVs so my morning disappeared right out from under me. Also I had to go to the grocery store. Sometimes I hate grocery shopping but other times like today when I am down to nothing fresh in the house I just love coming home with all kinds of fresh fruits and veggies to eat. And maybe a carton of ice cream (pistachio :T ) I am feeling much better than I did yesterday. Not Fred Astaire ready to dance around on my twinkle toes but I was able to wear a pair of slippers today. Didn't want to chance regular shoes so I wore my boots for an extra day. Good thing because we had sun and temps above freezing so there's lots of messy wet slush out there.

Mel - sorry that your shoulder is bothering you. Hope the Aleve does it's thing and maybe a hot or cold pack too? Feel better and don't answer the door.

Michelle - sorry to hear the back went out on you. Like Mel you have to be careful I guess because when you hit an episode it knocks you for a loop - particularly as you say when you are never sure if the muscles are going to seize up on you :eek: So glad you checked up on Doppler. That could have been a serious problem. I guess exDMIL and all are going to have to keep a close eye on him going forward. Glad he is doing better.

My sister said it rained, then they got a layer of icy freezing rain and then it was snowing like crazy when we got off the phone so I hope the afternoon was not too horrid for all of you south of here. Nothing worse than ice. Would rather have 22 inches of snow. Be careful kids.

Laura - thank you for the soup recipe. I will definitely print and try that one. I love Mexican food too - so easy to make and the soup sounds like something that gets better as the flavors meld. I have taken to a bit of sliced avocado on soup as a garnish and that's delicous also. Laughed about weigh in advice - first trip I'd wear heavy clothes, drink at least a bottle of water before weigh in and eat. I guess with a 12:30 meeting, that will be hard to hold off eating anything that day prior to weighing in. A trick that people used for Jenny Craig was that they would drink a glass of warm water (not tea) with a squeeze of fresh lemon. Apparently it's a diuretic like that. They swore on it if they were bad the day before. I prefer WW meetings towards the end of the week - mine were always on Monday and I was always less disciplined on the weekend. I hope you do well with the program. Please share any interesting recipes or tips. Are you really going to go to the movies tonight in that weather??? I watched the Oscars on Sunday. Didn't care for the host - not my kind of humor - I think the Oscars used to be THE epitome of class and glamour and they have lost that. Plus it's not the same without Cher in some wild Bob Mackie costume :lol:

Ceejay - go for the cut and highlights. Try purple ones ;) ;) life is for fun. It's only hair too. It will help ease the blahs of February although you should be well into spring blossoms by now. I like the Nyquil for putting me to sleep way quicker than the Zquill. I think there's something about the antihistamine that zonks us out. Glad you got a good rest.

Shad - my apricot eating friend - did you find more at the store? Have you decided to accept the 30 day extention they offered on the contract? I would not be happy about driving everyone around, but that's because I have no sense of direction. I would be delighted (and would buy you coffee or apricots) if you were to be so gratious as to pick me up for work. :hug:

Begeebers. Thank you Annie - I have a new potential password (or screen name). I write down words I like the sound of for later reference if I need a quick name or something that is not too easily guessed. I have told many people of your stripper name and it never fails to get a smile out of them, even if they have to think about it for a minute. I am so happy your b/p numbers FINALLY came down to something reasonable. I do remember a while back you talking about cinnamon. Like Michelle, I was aware that it helped blood sugar, was not aware of the link with blood pressure. Are you taking cinnamon capsules or just sprinking cinnamon liberally?

Speaking of cinnamon I tried Great Grains new protein breakfast cereal - Cinnamon Hazelnut. I usually can't eat cereal in the morning - too many carbs make me hungry - but this has extra protein. I ate it with a banana the other day and it was quite good. I might try a bit sprinkled with some berries and yogurt for a crunchy snack also.

I think that covers it for now. Hello to Ellen and Java and Patty. :wave:

Talk to you tomorrow...

Shad
02-27-2013, 07:30 AM
Evening all,
Chaffeuring duties done for the day and hallelujah, I have some work to do.
However I am finding that I am running out of time keeping the natives happy and driving them from a to b. Will be easier next week when I get a co-driver and we no longer have a hire car.

Not much else to report. Still swimming for exercise when I get home. Still eating apricots. Not much appetite for anything else.

Be back tomorrow hopefully with some time for some personals. Roll on the weekend.

annie175
02-27-2013, 09:22 AM
Happy Freakin' Hump Day...don't know if I am looking forward to the weekend or not. Gonna go to Cs house on Saturday and do some carpet spot cleaning and also clean the oven. Sis couldn't do it as I didn't supply her with oven cleaning stuff and I didn't get to it this past weekend as anticipated. Then on Saturday whether Chris likes it or not, I am having a house painting party. My bro and sil that will be renting from us is meeting C and I over there to paint on Sunday.

Thank God the rain did NOT turn to snow last night, as a matter of fact it was dry out this morning on the way to work. I tell you, I CAN be a weather forecaster.

SHADDIE...you sure do get paid nicely for being a chauffer, tell me do they tip well?

HAPPY...I take 3-1000mg capsules a day of cinnamon. The normal doseage is 2-1000mg caps a day, but since my body doesn't absorb vits etc. after bariatric surgery as normal, I have to take slightly higher doseages. Glad to hear your feeties are doing a bit better. Maybe the shot will help more than you expect. YAY!!

CEEG...man it is hard to get warm once you are chilled to the bone. Yuck! Throw a blanket in the dryer and wrap up, that is what I do. Kind of like Sassy when I put the towels on the couch to fold, if I turn my back, she is right in the middle of the warm towels. Lil stinker, but too cute to get upset with her. She is spoiled.

Hello to all my worldlie sisters...make it a great day/night.

Hugs.

ceejay52
02-27-2013, 09:51 AM
Shad
Yum on the apricots. I love them.

Annie
Sounds like you have another busy week end planned, but think good thoughts.

Happy
I have the problem with to many carbs at breakfast I get more hungry during hte monring. I 've had eggs twice this week but can't do that all the time as I'm trying to get my ldl-bad cholesterol down to 50. Take it easy on the feet the next couple of days.

Laura :wave:

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My co-worker has been upset this week cause her son who had been living with her went awol. She found him last night on a crime stoppers feature on our local t.v. station. I felt so bad for her this morning. He and his live in gf were in Walmart stealing computers. How stupid. But I think he wanted to get caught. She's relieved that he's been found.

No news on my end. Tomorrow is my weigh in day so we'll see how good I've been.

annie175
02-27-2013, 10:45 AM
CEEG....fingers crossed on the good WI. Wow that would be devastating to see your own son on crime stoppers on tv. YIKES.